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"5k"? ? sSwr-naC p m 4r MM 4 i n mi A Family Newspaper, Devoted to Home Interests, Politics, Agriculture, Science, Art, PoetrjrTtc. ' - VOLUME XE WELLNGTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1879. . NUMBER' 35. i : : : . 7i i i to T PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, T J. AV. IIOUGIITON. OAm, we SUe tfMUil(u TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION? Onaoopy, oob yrmi Sn Oneuwr.sisontlia. 7T. JHm eopy. three months ,n 11 no said within Um yea , 201 BUSINESS CARDS. ATTORNEYS. J. H- DICKSON. TTORNEY-AT-LAW. Wellington. O. OIB.iv in Rank Building, 34 floor." . W. F. HERRICK, ATTORNEY n.l Counsellor at Law. Benedict's Uick, 34 floor, Wellington. B. a. JOniCSOK. L. MCLSAH . JOHNSON M cLEAN, VTTORNEY3 snd Cnonsrllon. at Law Elvru. a Office No. S Mum Block NOTARY PUBLIC J. W. HOUGHTON, NOTARY rURLIC. Office in Hough ton's Ding Store, East Side Public Square. ARTHUR W. NICHOLS. NOTARY PUBLIC. Loan an J Collection AvnU Boiiiu-at entrusted to myoare will receive prompt attention. With John son it MeLancNo. 3 Mnsy's Block, Elyris. PHYSICIANS. DK. J. BUST, HOMEOPATH 1ST. Residence and of fice, West Side Public Square. - DR. R. HATHAWAY, HOMEOPATHIC Physician and Sur geon. Office, st residence, west aide Kelly Street. Wellington, Ohio. . FLOUR, EEEU. ETC. H. B. HAMLIN, Dealer in Floor, Fred. Grain, Ms Salt, . Etc Weraoae, Weat Side Railroad Street. Wellington, Ohio BARBER SHOP. IF YOU WANT a firat-clasa Shave, Hair Cut. or Shampoo, call at Robinsou's O. K. Shaving Saloon, Liberty Strict. A full assortment f Hair Oils, Pomades Mil Hair Restoratives, We also keep the best brand of Rasurs, and warrant them. Razors houed ox ground to order. ' E. T. ROBINSON. PLANING MILL. TI ELLINGTON PLANING MILL. II Manufacturer and dealer in Sash, Doors, Blinds, Brackets, Battings, Lumber. Shingles, Lath, Cheese snd Batter Boxes. Scroll Sawing. Hatching and Planing done to older. D. L. Wadswotth. Prop. Office, railroad depot. LUMBER YARD. H. WADSWORTH A SON, Dealers in Lumber, Lath, Shingle. Itoors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings, and Dressed Lumber of all sorts. Ysnl near Hamlin's Feed Store, Wellington. Ohio. JEWELER. J. H. WIGHT, DEALER IN Clocks, Watches, Jewelry. Silverware, Gold Pens, etc. aWShop in Houghton's Drag Stole. TAILORS. B. 8. HOLLENBACH, MERCHANT TAILOR, in Union Block, Room C S8-tf . BANK. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. Wellington. Ohio. Dora a general dankicg busi ness. Bays and sells N. Y. Exchange, Gov. aranwnt onds, etc 8. 8. Wsrcer. P ma Jen t, R. A. Hot r. Cashier. PHOTOG RATHER. W.F. SAWTJST.1. PHOTOGRAPHER. Gallery in Arnold's Block, Wellington, Ohio. PRINTING. BRING YOUR PRINTING to the En terpriss Office. All kinds of printing done neatly and ronitly. Office West Side Public Square, over Houghton's Drag Store. ". E. WELLS, SADDLER AND HARNRESS MAKER. The best workmen employed, and culy the best stock used. All work done under my immediate supervision. North side Me chanic street. ll-16-ly BOOTS AND 8H0ES. W. H. ASH FORD, MANUFACTURER and Dealer in Boots . and Shoes snd sll kinds oi firl class custom work. All work and mateiials fully warranted. Shop, south side Liberty Street, one door east of Otterhscker's Harness 8bop, Wellington, Ohio. ll--ly INSURANCE AGENT. . B. N. GOODWIN, THE INSURANCE AGENT, will be tonnd at his office in Hasted Bros.' Boot and 8hos Store, where be will be plans H to see his old east u me is needing anything in his line. Standard Companies iepinted and istes reasonable. Losses prom pity adjusted and paid at his agetcy. MEAT MARKET. E. G. FULLER, DEALER IN Fresh and Salt Meet-. Bo logna and Pork Sausage. Highest market priae in eish psid Ur Beeves, Sheets Hon. Hides. Ac Market, south side Lib erty Street, one door west of Otterbscker Harness Shop. 11-tMy LIVERY STABLE. WH CUSHION A SON, LIYKRY AND 8ALE STABLE. Choice turnouts fnrnUhixt and ehaives rea sonable. 8outh side Mechanic street, one door east of American House. ' ll-lo-iy COAL YARD. M. McKINNEY, DEALER IN BLOSSBURG COAL, the finest article known for Blaekrouth , ing. --. H'vse shoeing, repairing. He., prompt - ty done, and satisfaction guaranteed. South aids Mechaaie street. 1 1-15-1 y 3WW8 SUMMARY. Patli is spemliinf a fortune on her Welsh castle. Miss Kelloirsr, it is said, cues to Eurouv to marry a Prince. Penm-ylvaoia hits ailoplcd the New Hampshire tramp law. By the laws of Kansas, women have the same property rights as men. Mr. John G. AVhittier had but two sis ters and both of them are dead. Mr. G. W. Julian is about to begin the practice of law in Washington. . Mr. 8purgeon is writing weekly letters" to his London dock from France. There are few forcers in Rutwia. Only one person in four hundred can read or write. One hundred and seventy-four of the 632 students of the Boston University are women. There are in Kiota. Japan, sixty-four elementary schools. Education is com pulsory. A St. Louis man drank a pint and a half of fiery whisky on a bet, and died in con sequence. Kossuth has sent 350 francs as his con tributhm for the relief of the people of Szeged in. Sot hem has been suffering from gout, and his hops in Dundreary have been in sad earnest. A first-class club, the Parthenon, is to be started in London, in which no liquor will be aliowea. Two English girls have started a black smith shop in Louisville, Ky and have plenty to do. Carlotta. of Austria and Mexico, never speaks, and can with difficulty be perguail ed to take food. The two elevated railroads in New York city are carrying an average of fifty million passengers a year. Although petroleum has been known to exist in Japan for 1,200 years it was not utilized until 1875. Work baa been resumed on Strasburg Cathedral and the restoration may be completed this year. English physicians in the rural districts are adopting bicycles instead of hoi.-. as a means of locomotion. The New York Central railroad has forbidden the sale of anything on the trains, except books and papers. Commodore Garrison has subscribed $5,000 toward the bonus required to build the Southern Hotel in St. Louis. A Philadelphia firm is shipping street cars to England, Germany and Australia. Most ot tnem are "uouoie-aeckers." The Philadelphia police very properly have prohibited a competitive exhibition of sheep slaughtering on the stage of a variety theater. A Scotchman has built a large mauu factory tor chloride of potash .on the borders of the lake that covers Sodom and Gomorrah. Senator Gordon, of Georgia, has 40,000 acres of good land, managed by his son. and on it he has 1,700 sheep, for which he has a great fancy. A portrait, said to bo the missins: one of Shakespeare, has lieen discovered at Syd ney, it nas Deen acspatcneu to .England, insured for $25,000. When the Princess of Wales went to open a hospital in Norfolk in the middle of April, snow eight inches deep was ly ing on tne grounu. Two-thirds -of the sugar imported at San Francisco in the oast three months paid no duty. It came Irom the Sand wich Islands, duty free. An old Chelsea tea set ot twenty-two pieces, ornamented with a "deep blue band and gilding was sold at a recent sale in London for over $4,000. The city government of Manchester, N. H- voted to exempt from taxation ten years all manufacturing enterprises where not less In an noo,uuu is lnvestcu- Thoinas Durant of North Solon, Ohio, while engaged in boiling maple sugar in the woods, slipped and fell backwards into the boiling sap, and was so dreadfully scalded that he died on the 8th instant. Two trees have been found in Victoria, Australia, that are larger than the biggest trees of California. They are of the euca lyptus variety, and measure 435 and 450 feet respectively. 1 . An inquiry into Irish endowed schools has elicited the fact that in 1810 a school at Rathvilly, Carlow was endowed with $15,000 nnder the will or Benjamin D'ls well, a broker in Dublin. Superintendent Groves, of Delaware, like many other wise men, holds that of all the schools the primary school re quires not only the highest teaching power but the rarest personal fitness. Four-fifths of the gloves made in the United Slates are manufactured at G lo vers ville, Fulton county, N. Y where a population of 25,000 find profitable em ployment in the industry. Secretary Sherman, General Garfield and Stanley Matthews have promised to be present at the Ohio Republican State con vention in May, and to speak at the ratifi cation meeting following it. The Rothschilds, of Vienna, have had a magnificent railway carriage built, which is to tun between Paris and Vienna for the special convenience of members of the great banking firm in each city. The late Joseph Gillott, the steel pen manufacturer, after he became rich, bad a mania for collecting ol.i Italian instru ments, and, although he. knew nothing whatever about music, he became the owner of 600 violins. The city of Alkxma, Pa., is indebted to the State for corporation taxes to the amount of $4,208, and the authorities have been notified that unless they pay up the city will be put np at auction and knocked down to the highest bidder. Neeah Bay, at the northwestern part of wasmngton Territory, is a raineraamp locality. The average rainfall is 123 inches per annum. In 1864 there fell 132 inches, or eleven feet of water. In Feb ruary of this year the fall was 24.83 inches and in March 23.88 inches, or over four feet in two months. What a help such rains would be to our street cleaners. A couple of Bucksport, Me., were mar ried by a Justice. He afterwards discov ered that his term had expired at the time of the ceremony, and that it was illegal. The "husband proposed a second marriage but the woman said she believed she did not care to, that she had had enough of married life for the present, and she left town for Boston. A German inventor proposes to make boots that will never wear out. He mixes with water-proof glue a suitable quantity of clean quartz sand which is spread on thin leather sole employed as a founda tion. These quartz soles are said to be flexible and almost indestructable, while they enable the wearer to walk safely over slippery roaas. The Mikado of Japan, who has reduced his own expenses, lately entertained his Ministers at dinner, and seized the occa sion to reprehend their luxury and extrav. nice. The Prime Minister has, in con sequence, issued an order enjoining strict economy in departments, and stopping . ... v. . : 1 iuruier expeuuuurc on puuiiv wvru. TELEGRAPHIC. O0NGKES8I0HAL. HESATG. Washington, May 14. Mr. Vest gave notice of his intention to introduce a hill proposing to organize the Indian Terri tory into a state and providing for its ad mission into the union. His. resolution making inquiry as to whether any part of the Indian Territory had been purchased by the United States with the view of lo cating Indians or freed men thereon was agreed to. " Mr. Lainar called up the bill reiorted from.thc committee on judiciary toameud the revised statutes so as to provide that if two or more persons conspire either to commit an oiTence against the United States or to defraud the reveuue, and one or more of such persons once actually com mit such crime, all parties to the conspira cy shall on conviction be fined $10.00n and imprisoned not more than two years, or both, at the discretion of the court. All parts of the bill were passed upon with the exception of what is known as the legislative portions, which appropri ated $3,8O0,0U0 for defraying the expenses of the judiciary and fixing the pay of jurors; providing how they shall be re elected, repealing the test oatn, ana also section 2,031; of the revised statutes, ex cept so much thereof as relates to the pay of supervisors of elections and all other sections and laws authorizing the appoint ment of chiet supervisors of elections, special deputy marshal of elections, or general deputy marshals having any duties to perform in respect to any elec tion, and prescribing their duties and powers, and allowing them compensation. Consideration was then resumed of the legislative, executive and judicial appro priation bill. Mr. Kern an advocated the repeal of the test oath and spoke against the use of the army at elections. At the close of Mr. Kernan's speech. Thurmau obtained the floor and will ad dress the senate to-morrow. On motion of Mr. Gordon, it was re solved that the secretary of the treasury be directed to inform the senate as to the liability of states for direct taxes nnder the law of August 1861, and acts amenda tory thereof. Mr. Beck moved an amendment to the legislative, executive an J iudicial appro. Jination bill namely, in order to provide o- the speedy payment of arrearages of pensions, the secretary of the treasury is authorized and directed to issue immedi ately in payment thereof, that portion of ten million dollars in legal tender curren cy now in the treasury, kept as special fund for the redemption of fractional cur rency, etc. There are now over eight million dollars remaining of the lund. Mr. Beck during his remarks in favor of the amendment, said the secretary of the treasury, had increased the public debt, and had by payment of double in teres t, favored bondholders. Mr. Paddock said that he had a conversa tion this morning with the secretary, who expressed the opinion that diversion of money, reserved for redemption of frac tional currency would not hasten the pay ment of arrearages of pensions a single day, as he was prepared to pay them" from time to time, as the necessary papers were pre- fiared. If it was proposed to use mony n behalf of 'soldiers' arrears of pensions. the plea was forced so far as the secretary was couuiuwl, imI iiBwIioua np hi in were therefore not warranted by his con duct. Mr. Beck said the secretary of the treas ury had some time ago stated that there would be a deficit of $41,000,000, and there fore it was necessary to limit arrearages of pensions to $25,000,000. as in the act of March 3, 1879, it appeared that in view of this statement, and to provide for emer- r-ncies. he asked for authoritv to issue 18,000.000 of four per cent bonds. The amendment which he. Beck, had offered, was designed to use the money belonging to the people instead - of issuing bonds, thus diniinishiug the deficit to that extent If $41,000,000 heretofore appropriated could not be divided pro rata (and some must be favored) therefore means should be provided to pay them all. The secretary was doing a great many things wrong and he ought to un derstand that he must obey the law. Mr. Morrill moved the amendment to the pending amendment so that the secre tary might use the money if necessary in lieu of positive direction to do so. lie said the funding act was executed accord ing to law and that the secretary had paid no more interest than he was warranted in doing. Mr. Ingalls said tne secretary held forty per cent of legal tender notes for the pur pose of maintaining resumption, which, with Ue amount reserved for the redemp tion of fractional currency, made $145, 000,000. which was in excess of what was shown to be an available balance. The retention of this forty per cent, was arbi trary and without warrant of law. He would put in circulation the money now lying idle. Mr. Teller said that the secretary of the treasury on the 12th of February merely declared that there would be a deficiency and suggested whether it would not be better to issue bonds than to take money from the treasury. - Mr. Paddock said that he understood the secretary to say he could not pay two million dollars a month to meet the de mands of the pension bureau. Mr. Pendleton did not design to ask a question not entirely proper, but if the senator had no objection he would like to know when and where the senator had a conversation with the secretary. Mr. Pendleton replied that the result of the last communication he knew of from the secretary was on the 12th of February, in - which he made a statement that in order to pay arrearages of pensions there must be eith er additional taxes or sale of bonds. Mr. Paddock Is the senator prepared to state that the condition of the treasury is now exactly as it was then f Mr. Pendleton replied that if there was any change -in the condition of the treas ury, it ought to have been made officially by the secretary, and not to a senator in the cioak room. It only shows that offi cial communications are not so clear and authorative to a senutor as tbey would be to the senate, and hence the great benefit that would be derived from a personal ex planation to this body, as proposed in the bill recently introduced by him. He was in favor of appropriating the fund reserved for the redemption of fractional currency for the payment of ar rears of pensions. Mr. Paddock remarked that the sena tor had intimated that the secretary had come upon this floor for the purpose of in. fluencing legislation. It waa right in him to ask questions of the secretary and it was right for him to answer them as it was right that he (Paddock) should com municate the answer to tho senate. Mr. Pendleton said he did not question the right of the secretary to come here and converse with the senator from Ne braska. Mr. Edmunds suggested that the sena tor from Ohio move his bill requiring the secretary to appear here and answer ques tions, as an amendment to the pending ap propriation bill and tell the president Uiat the operations of the government shall not go on until he approved it. Mr. Pendleton said that if the senator from Vermont would vote for his bill he would offer it immediately. Mr. Edmunds replied that his sugges tion was in tho direction of Reform, as inaugurated on the other side. Mr. Pendleton said that he could not consider the suggestions from the senator ou matters of such public importance. Mr. Edmunds remarked that he had made his suggestion for the benefit of his friends on the other side. Mr. Voorhees said that he this morning saw the secretary of the treasury circulat ing in this chamber; if this cloak-room and back-door influence was to pre vail, the sooner the bill of the sena tor . from Ohio was passed, the better. The surreptitious way of coming in was be neath contempt. If a member of the cabi net was not willing to take.the full meas ure of responsibility, let him keep aw ty, they did not want him to come and go in this manner. When he (Voorhees) was a member of the house he saw the secretary of the treasury, Fesseuden, conversing with members on public business, but who left the hall when it was proposed that he give to the house what he was peddling over the floor, and now the sen ate should resent the offences of the secre tary of the treasury who sought to excite back door influence. Yesterday the senator had voted to apply the idle money to the payment of pensions, and today the soft, velvety step of the secreta ry was heard while he passed drumming up recruits. L't not the senator from Vermont jeer at the bill of the senator from Ohio. Mr. Edmunds said the senator from Indiana misunderstood him. he did not jeer at the senator's bill. He had called attention to it as a measure of reform, ind suggested if it was as great as the cnator thought it was, it should be put upon this bill in order to secure its pass age, and then the house should be told that if it did not think that way, no ap propriations to carry on the government should be made until it was passed, the wheel would revolve faster, if outside you attach further reforms to it, so that president and others could not fail to be swept into the current. . Mr. Voorhees replied that there was not a single side to the bill but what called for an appropriation of money to carry it out. The democrats said to the republicans, if you want to use the army to interfere with elections, we do not want to appropriate money for its support. If you say you want the army to disarm at "the polls, we don't want to tax the people for that pur pose, nor do we want to tax the people for supporting supervisors to act as spies and detectives on honest voters. Mr. Voorhees repeated the suggestion that Pendleton's bill should be attached to the appropria tion bill was a jeer. Mr. Edmunds said he agreed with the senator in not wanting the army employed to prevent honest men from voting, but he did not go with the senator in not using the army when other measures had failed to protect honest men and election officers against frauds, assassins and red-shirted bands, who would again undertake to overthrow the people at the polls. Mr. Voorhees Who is 'to be jutlgc? Mr. Edmunds So far as my vote is concerned, I am the judge. Mr. Voorhees, "so am I," the senator in timated that I was in favor of free rights at the polls. I hope hr will say that he did not mean to say o. Mr. Edmunds, I accept with due humil ity the rebuke of my friend from Indiana, who intimated that we favored interfer. ence at the polls at the point of bayonets. Mr. Ingalls' amendment was then re jected and Mr. Beck's agreed to. After the executive session the senate adjourned. Washington, May 15. Mr. Cockrell in troduced a joint resolution authorizing and requesting the president of the United Status U -opra coi fwupmnlgiics with the republic of France, with a view and for the purpose of negotiating a proper treaty of reciprocity and commerce with that government on terms alike honorable and just. Three commissioners am to be ap pointed on behalf of the United States, preliminary to making such treaty, their compensation to lie fixed by the secretary of state. Referred. Mr. Farley introduced a bill for the re lief of John A. Sutter on account of lands taken from and services rendered by him to the United States. Consideration was then resumed of the legislative, executive and judicial appro priation bill. Mr. Beck explained the provisions of the bill as it had been amended, stating that the increase by the senate was $94,500, making the.entire sum $8,541,000. Among the amendments were $18,000 for mints, and $27,000 for the interior department. In addition to the appropriations in the bill for the purpose he suggested that re forms should be made. By the reduction of the number of store keepers and gauge rs under the commissioner of internal reve nue $10,000 annually could be saved. Ho thought hundreds of thousands of dollars might also be saved by readjusting the machinery of the custom department, as in numerous cases the expenses of collect ing the revenue far exceeded the receipts. He hoped the committee on appropriations would consult with the proper committee of the house, so that at the next session congress should have data on which to act intelligently. He would prefer to have reforms made now instead of waiting till the democrats come into power which they expected to do. - Mr. Thurman said that tbey had before them an appropriation bill for the supixirt of the legislative, executive and iudicial branches of the government. - Noliody said that the amount was sufficient, and opposition had been made to the bill be cause of a proposition relating to trial by uty and to elections. ltather than agree to these the minority say, in effect, that tbey will stop the ap propriations and defeat the bill. Scarcely any word had been nttered by the minor ity on the merits of this question. It was said that these expressions had not the proper place in the appropriation bill and that they were dictated by the south, be cause the gentlemen, in their imagination, supposed there was a huge conspiracy to produce anarchy, as if the majority here and the democratic people of the United States have not as much interest in order, peace and prosperity in the country ,snd the popularity of the government, as any men belonging to the republican or any other party. The most inflammatory, unfounded and unjustifiable attempt had been made to array one portion of people against the other; thus favoring to make sectionalism permanent. Why don't these gentlemen point out the defects of the provisions if they believe they exist. They were told these provisions were inserted at the com mand of southern denominations but there was not a mite of truth in it. They were not in the interest ot southern men or of northern men particularly, but the inter est ot all people of the country. The laws which these provisions intended to repeal were passed originally to oppress the peo ple of the south and to "disfranchise, impris on and persecute naturalized citizens of the north. He proposed to speak on the subject of the constitution, if that instru ment maybe remembered without irrev erence. He then argued that the trial by jury was tho shield of the people and a safeguard to liberty, and that the laws pro posed to lie repealed were enacted in the interest of the republican party, though no Jeffries may hold his blood ly assizes in this country; yet in a miner degree, if not to the full " extent, if these enormities should be continued, the court of justice. as Ilallum says, would become caverns of judicial murder, and mere instruments of party feeling and pcrsoual advantage. He proceeded to analyze the laws proposed to lc repealed and argued they were in the utmost degree oppressive as they shut out intelligence from the jury box and hundreds of those who could not take the iron-clad oath because they had given a cup of cold water even to any one who hod opposed the government. If the law was justifiable in war it was not so now. At the time when all should unite in pa cification of the country and restore har mony everywhere we should go back to old paths of justice. Passing from the subject of juries Thui man spoke of the subject of elections and their freedom from political interference, and the necessity and justice of repealing the present laws which were instrumental of corruption and fraud. At the conclusion of Senator Thurman 's speech the senate adjourned. Washington, D. C, May 16. Mr. Max ley introduced a bill authorizing the sec retary -of-war to purchase sites for forts and ports in Texas. The president pro Um. laid before the senate a message from the president of the United States in a reply to a resolution re questing information relative to the al leged unlawful emigration into a portion of Indian Territory. He transmits a copy of his proclamation and copies of the cor respondence and papers on file in the war department touching on this subject. Mr. Pendleton reported from the com mittee on Indian affairs a bill authorizing the secretary of the interior to deposit cer tain funds in the treasury in lieu of in vestment. On motion ot Mr. Ingalls it was re solved that the secretary of the treasury be directed to report to the senate what amount of legal tender notes has been presented and redeemed in coin since the 1st of January, last, and what amount of coin he considers himself authorized to retain in the treasury to maintain specie resumption. Cousideraliou was resumed of the legis lative, executive and judicial appropria-. ion bill. Mr. Eaton, speaking on the appropria tion bill, defended his former assertion, that this is a confederacy of states. The war did not change the government nor abolish slavery. The emancipation proclamation did not free slaves. It re quired the independent action of a certain number of sovereign states to work these changes in the government -of this con federacy of states. The late struggle was a war of sections and he represented the reckles denunciation of southern men as unwise and wrong. Let the past bury its own dead and go on as brothers. The senate was addressed by Messrs. Ea ton, Conkling, Kern an and others. Mr. Blaine said he wished to make a few remarks on the pending bill, but would not be prepared to do so before Monday. With the understanding that to-morrow's session will be for the consideration tf amendments other than political classes, the senate adjourned. Washington, May 17. The considera tion of the legislative, executive and judi cial appropriation bill was resumed. Among the amendments agreed on, was one offered by Voorhees from the joint committee on library, appropriating $5,000 for the purchase of works or art. The amendment recommended by the commit tee on finance, appropriating $3,000 for diplomatic and consular service, to be ex pended at the discretion ot the President of the United States, was agreed to. The reason for this amendment is, there is now a movement in Europe with a view to ar range for a bi-mctalic standard and it might be thought advisable to send a rep resentative thither to take part in tho pro ceedings. HOUtSB. Washington, May 14. After the pass age of the bill allowing expenditures in connection with the improvement of the Kentucky and Great Kanawha rivers and of the bill for a commission to lease a building for the Washington city posl oflice. Sir. Warner attempted to have his silver bill considered, but tailed to obtain the necessary two-thirds vote. The business of the morning hour was then taken up, with the bill in regard to the transfer of canes from state federal courts. The morning hour was occupied iu the discussiou of the bill bv Mr. Townsend and others, after which the senate bill re moving the political disabilities of John S. Saunders, of Baltimore, passed. The house then resumed cons'deration of the bill to amend the laws relating to coinage and to coin and bullion certificates. Mr. Fort made a speech avowing him self in favor ot a double standard of gold and silver. Mr. Ewiug said the first and most seri ous objection to the bill was that the gov ernment would lose the difference between the present bullion value and coin value of silver. He understood that an amend ment was being considered by friends of tho bill, which would meet this objection. That amendment provides that in the is sue of certificates for bullion, they should be issued only for the market price of bullion, leaving coinage free and .unlimi ted. He whould lie quite satined to have that amendment adopted, provided it left to silver its full character of money metal. He opposed the amendment offered by Mr. Kimniel. increasing the standard dollar to 400 grains of standard silver. It was uot time to change the value of gold or silver. At the conclusion of Mr Ewing's speech, Mr. Warner de manded the previous question; pending which, Mr. Killinger moved to lay the bill ou the table. Yeas and nays were ordered ou that motion, pending which Mr. Conger moved to. adjourn. This mo tion was carried by a vote by tellers of yeas, 100, nays, 7. The house adjourned. Washington, May 15. Discussion was resumed on the bill to amend Uie statutes pertaining to the removal of cases from state to United States courts and Mr. Orth concluded his argument against the bill. Mr. McLane followed in support of the bill. The morning hour expired before any action was taken upon the bill. Consideration was then resumed of the Warner silver bill, the pending question being the motion of Mr. Killinger to lay the bill and amendments on the table. The' question was taken, and it was de cided in the negative by yeas, 106; nays, 126. The democrats who voted in the affirmative were Beluhoover, Bliss, Covert, Dcuster, Gibson, Hurd, Lonsberry. and Martin, of Delaware; McLain, Morse. Muller, Morrison. Ross, Talbotl, and F. Wood. The republicans who voted in the negative were Belford, Cannon, Fort Kelley, Hark ell, Murch and Ryan, of Kansas. All the greenbackers voted in the negative. The question then recurred on seconding previous question, and it was seconded yeas, 119; nays 107. The result of the last two votes was greeted with applause on the democratic side. The question as to whether the amend ments could be voted on, gave rise to much discussion. Haskell asserted that he would have voted to lay the bill on the table if he had supposed the house would be prevented from voting on all amend ments offered for the various sec tions seperately. He regarded some of the provisions of the 'bill as mon strosities, and he would not vote for it uuless it could be amended. Mr. Stevens also stated it as his under standing all along that the bill should be voted on by sections, and Mr. Clyuier as scrtcd that he would not have voted for the previous question un'css he supposed the bill was open for amendments. On the other hand, it was argued by Messrs. Springer, Kent and Warner, thtit under the previous question the bill must be voted on as a whole. Finally it was agreed that the previous an est ion would only apply to the first see on of the bill which provides that gold coins shall lie one dollar pieces or a unit of 25 8-10 grains; quarter eagles, $2 50, $3, an eagle and double eagle. The section was agreed to, 105 to 94. The question then recurred on the second section which pro vides that that silver coins shall be the dollar or unit, ii-hnlf dollar, a quarter dol lar and a dime; that the weight of the dollar shall be 412 grains troy, the weight of the half dollar 12J4' grains, the weight of the quarter and dime .' and 1-5 respectively of that of the half (foliar, al so that the silver dollars in the treasury when reduced in weight by natural abra sion more than one per cent, shall be re coined. Mr. Kimmel moved to amend by mak ing the weight of the silver dollar 460 grains and argued in snpport of his amendment. Mr. Springer opposed the attach ment on the ground principally that the bonded debt of the coun try could now without dishonor of reputation be paid with silver dollars at 412 grains, and the payment of that debt in silver dollars of 460 grains would be a bounty of 47 grains of silver on each dollar for the benefit ot the bond holders. If the creditors were not satis fied with the payment of the debt in dol lars of 412 grains, they might make the most of it. Mr Martin then opposed the section. Mr Bright argued against the amend ment and in favor of the section. Mr. Deueter appeared to lie opposed to the whole bill as another effort to make money cheap by the simple process of letrislatinir 85 cents worth of silver into a dollar. - Mr. Buckner opposed the amendment and supported the bill. . Mr. trice, although avowing himself to be a silver mau, opposed the bill because its tendency was to create unrest and nn easiness throughout the country. Mr. Monroe said he bad two or three weeks ago introduced in the house an ap propriation upon which yeas and nays were taken, and in which he was support ed by members of his side of the chamber to the effect that in the judgement of the house the business interests of the country required there shbuld be no financial leg islation during the present session. I in troduced that resolutionin good faith be cause it was the expression of my convic tions, and convictions which I hold in regard to financial legislation generally at the present time and hold still more in tensely with regard to legislation on the silver question. I would have the present law upon that subject remain as it is. He argued further that in the time of the revolution which was taking place in Europe in favor of a double standard, the present was the most favorable time for congress to legislate on the subject Twelve months hence all elements ot the Question would be changed. His own judgment was, that within a year or two an understanding would oc reacuea oe tween England and France and the United States, as would fix the weight of a silver dollar as low as 412 grains and would probably restore the old ration of 15j to 1. as between gold and silver. It was therefore, ab. urd to attempt to fix to-day the weight of a silver dollar. Mr. McMillan argued against the amend ment oc the ground that it was legislation against the people and in the interest o bonded aristocracy. Mr. Warner moved the previous ques tion on the second section, and it was sec onded. The amendment offered by Mr. Kimmel was rejected, yeas 52, nays 176.' The second section was then agreed to, and the third section was taken up. It provides that any owner of silver bullion may deposit the same at any mint, to be coined into bars or dollarsof grains, for his benefit. Mr Calkins moved in addition to the section, a proviso that the secretary of the treasury may purchase silver bullion for coinage at its market value, and that all the profits therefrom shall inure to the United States. Mr. Warner opposed the amendment on the ground that it would close the mints against silver. The amendment was re jected, yeas 114, nays 115. Mr. warner moveu to reconsider tue vote and lay the motion on the table, but yeas and nays being demanded, withdrew the motion. Adjourned. Washington, May 16. A resolntiou was reported from the committee on rules, by Mr. Frye, for the appointment of a stand ing committee, to which shall be referred all resolutions, petitions, etc., affecting the ti attic in alcoholic liquors. A lengthy and spirited . debate took place, Fernando Wood, Reagan, Blount and Knott opposing it on constitutional grounds, and denouncing all sumptuary laws. Garfield, Monroe, and Conger advocated the resolution. Conger demanded a vote by yeas and nays so as to have a re cord of the members on the subject. A motion to lay the resolution on the table was made by Blount and the motion was rejected yeas, 99: nays, 129. All of the affirmative votes came from the democratic side, all the republicans, all the greenbackers and many of the dem ocrats voting no. The resolution was then agreed to. "In the House, today. Representative Warner moved to dispense with the morn ing hour. Rejected, 113 to 62, not the necessary two-thirds iu the affirmative. Mr. Cannon, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported a bill making ad ditional appropriations for the service of the post-office department f jr the fiscal years ending June 30, 1879, and Juue 30, 1880. Ordered printed and recommitted. The bill appropriates $131,90 for the pay ment of letter-carriers or the year ending June 80, 1880, and $250,000 for additional salary of letter-carriers for the fiscal year ending Juue 30, 1879. It provides that in cities of less thau 75,000, the salary of letter carriers shall be $800; and iu cities of more than 75,000, letter carriers shall be divided into two classes, one to receive $900 and the other $800 per an num. It also authorizes the employment of letter carriers in cities of not less than 30,000 inhabitants, provided free delivery in cities where it is now established shall not be affected thereby. . The speaker then proceeded to call com mittees for reports of private nature. Mr. Wright, from the select committee on causes of the present revolution in labor, reported a resolution for a further appropriation of $2,000 for that commit tee. Mr. Jones from the committee on post offices and post-roads, reported adversely upon a bill restoring the franking privil ege. A point of order being made that it was a public bill, tho report was not admitted. : Mr. Conger made a point of order that this was not private business unless it was to defray the private expenses of the committee on au excursion. It the gentleman would say that was the object, be (Conger), would withdraw the point. Laughter. Mr. Wright expostulated with Conger, saying that that gentleman had promised not to object. Mr. White asked, is Uiis asked for, so as to take the committee to California? Mr. Wright, I do uot stand here to be in terrogated. Laughter. The pint of order was not withdrawn, and was sustained by the speaker. The morning hour having expired, Hatch, from the committee on agriculture. reported a bill to prevent the spread of contagious diseases among cnttle. it was mmln the soecinl order for Ttiesduv next- Mr. llowe then n-suined consideration of Warner's silver bill, the preceding sec tion licing the third, which provides that any owner of silver bullion may deposit the same to be formed into coins or into standard dollars for his own benefit. The pending amendment was the one ofleml by Mills, authorizing tne secretary ot the treasury to purchase without limit all silver bullion, trade dollars and foreign silver coin that mav lie otrevd for r.iI- mi the market value of silver, . id such pur chases shall be cotitimv il n - long as I I grams standard silver cai: i i iitained for$l in legal tender treasury u. .. . and all such purchases shall lie paid for with a new is- cuc ot legal tender trasunr notes, and all holders ot silver coins ot tne united states may present the same in sums of not less than $20 and receive therefor legal tender treasury notes at par for the same, and all silver coins f the United States, shall be receivable in payment of all government dues, and for all dvbls public and private, and the se-retary of the treasury is direct ed to have the silver bullion, trade dollar and foreign silver coin, coined into Amer ican silver coin as fast as practicable, and apply all silver coin of the United States that may come into the treasury to the payment of the principal and inter est of the public debt before using gold or treasury notes of the government for that purpose. Mr. Mills argued in favor of his amend ment which was approved by Mr. Cas well. Mr. Mill's amendment was then re jected, yeas 59, nays 155. The next amendment was one onerca bv Mr. Snrinirer. providing for the issue of certificates to depositors of silver bull ion but only to the amount ot the market value thereon. He modified it however. so as to authorize and require the issue of certificates to the full amount of bull-on so deposited. The difference in value however is to be placed to the credit of the treasury, the depositor being only paid for the market value of bullion. Other amendments were offered and or dered printed. Without further action on the bill, the house adjourned. Washington. May 17. At the morning hour the consideration was resumed of the bill amending the law relating to the transfer of cases from the state to the United States court, and Mr. McLean con cluded his arguments in favor of the bilL Mr. Warner opposed the bill on the grouud that one of the sections proposed to lie rencaled. No. 639. was virtually a judiciary act of 1878 which goes into force ana cttect to that clause- ot tne constitu tion which authorized the United States courts to pass upon questions in contro versy between a citizen ot one state ana a citizen of another state. The moraine hour hod expired before Mr. Warner had finished -his argument The bill went over till Tuesday next The consideration was then iesum ed of the bill to amend the statutes relating to gold and silver coinage and coin and bullion certificates, the question being on the third section And amend ments thereto. The first amendment was one offered by Mr. Belford confining the privilege oi iree coinage ui silver uiiueu in the United States. . FOREIGN. London, May 14. Fred. Plaisled, of New York, publishes a challenge offering to row Butinan. of Shadwcll, Messenger, of Teddington, or Kempster, of Sunder land, over the Thames championship course on their own distance, for 100 to 200 a side. Empress Augusta, of Germany, arrived at Windsor Castle to-day, on a visit to the queen. The amount of bullion withdrawn from the oank of England to-day was 250,000. London, May 14. The order of the privy council requiring that swine from the United States shall be slaughtered at the port ct landing has 1m ei. so modified as to take effect ou the Kith instant instead of the 1st of June. Berlin, May 14. The bill relative to Alsace-Lorraine provides as follows: The emperor will appoint a stallholder who wil' act as the representative of the imperial government, and will reside at Strasburg. The office of president of the department ot Alsace-Lorraine now attached to the chancellory will be abolished. A min istry with a secretary of state will be formed at Strasburg, and a council of state, will also be established, which will consist of the gen eral commanding the troops in Alsace Lorraine, a secretary ot state, the chief provincial officials and seven members who will be appointed by the emperor; the stadtholder will be president of the council; the provincial committee will henceforth number titty-eight; a delegate is to be elected by the provincial commit tee a subject to the approval - of the em peror who will represent Alsace-Lorraine in the council. Washington, May 14 Hoffman, the American "charge at St Petersburg, in forms the department of state that every one coming into Kussia must, be provided with a passport verified by the Russian1 consul ; he must be registered at the police station, and must comply with regulations or be subject to fine or imprisonment St. Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa, Kieff, Khaftcoff and Tolka are especially subject to strict police rule. All the principal ministers of the im perial government are accompanied by mounted cossacks when they appear in public. Hotels and boarding houses were under police surveillance. St Petersburg, May 14. The governor of Orenburg telegraphed on tho 13th inst, that another fire occurred there on the 8th inst, and was quickly extinguished. Tho first fire, which was ou the 12th inst , just half consumed the Cossack quarters. ' The governor of Uralsk in the govern", ment of Urriburg, telegraphs that on the 11th inst, a fire there destroyed a consid erable portion of the town, and that the flames were still raging. St. Petersburg. May 14. The "disease which has broken out in Caucasus, proves fatal in twenty-four hours. In Derby, which contains 150 houses, 70 lersons have died. Iu Medivrichevi.with 200 houses, there are 200 persons dead. Mortality elsewhere is on the same scale. Bombay, May 14. There was a great conflagration last night at Poonah, an im portant government and military centre about 8 miles southeast of this city. The government school, Boodar Palace, the postoffice, the police office and 50 houses were completely destroyed. Paris, May 14. The Journal Debats says that the attitude of England on tue Greek question may depend the continu ance of that mutual confidence which has hitherto marked the relations between France and England. The town ot Palas has been inundated in consequence of continuous rains, and much damage done.- Berlin, May 14. In diplomatic circles here it is considered that in view of the efforts of the radicals in France, a solid settlement there is scarcely possible. Princess Charlotte, of Prussia, grand daughter of Queen Victoria, was delivered of a daughter on Monday. Valparaiso, April 19. The Bolivians have retaken Alacama. It is announced from the borders of Bolivia that 15,000 men are marching to attack the Chilians. New Ca6tle on Tyne. May 15. Elliott makes wonderful progress in acquiring Uanlon's long sweeping stroRe. He did a fine trial spin yesterday at thirty-six to the minute. Messenger will not row Pldisted, unless he receives a start of twenty seconds. The differences between the masters and miners of Durham district, have been re- terreu to arbitrators. - The strike of the iron workers in Lon don and Belfast was a failure- Sixty cotton operatives sailed to-day for Dundas, Ont, where a mill is being cstili- Hslied. Loudon, May 15 Arbitrators in the dispute lietween the masters and men of the Durham coal mining district deckled on a reduction of 8?.f per cent on wages of under-ground, ana percent on surface lalMir. The decision terminates the strike and coal pi's will be prepared for starting work Monday. The Times says there is no intention of dissolving parliament this year. Madrid, May 15. A sensation has lieen created in financial' circles by - a newspa-: per article showing that in the next budg te the interest and redemption of: the re- . cently issued treasury bonds will require 34,000,600 piasters above the present vote for the debt charge; besides which- the ' military, naval and public works expendi ture is increasing, and direct taxes are fall- w ing off through the crisis in Catalonia '. ana the high price of food, but the cue--toms receipts arervisibly hiereasinr.- n.: The duke of Medenceli, who died yes terday, was accompanied by his wife " shooting on his estate, when his gun was -' -accidently discharged and the - contents lodged in his abdomen. He died in a few . hours. - Constantinople, May 15. France has re fused to appoint a delegate on the propoe- -' -" ed customs commission. In regard to the loan of 20,000,000 which the porte has been negotiating with the Ottoman bank, France complains that in this scheme the interests of French bondholders are neglected. The project is considered a iauure. is understood that the assistance of France depends ujion the settlement of the Greek question and that of England upon the consent of -the porte to apply a certain sum to the re- , form of the Turkish currency which it has -hitherto persistently refused to do. . - - New York. May 15. The Star and Her- - aid, of Panama, of the 8th of May, says: "Gen Garces, who had been proclaimed ' a rebel, made an attack with some 1.400 troops upon a party of Huradestas in the . Maime Cauca valley and met with a com plete defeat The dead are estimated at from 250 to 500. Call was taken toy the ' Huradestas with a loss of 11 killed." Garces and his men were later taken prisoners and irons and ammunition cap tured.. The rebellion of Garces was thus terminated. , War operations in South America last week: Episagua was bombarded and de-. - siroyed, causing a loss of about 1,000,000 . soles; iauncnes at JNeaieuao were sunlc. several shots were fired into the town ana one coal ship relieved of iu cargo. . . Iquique was bombarded for half an hour, loss trifling. The Peruvian fleet remains at Callao. - At the bombardment of Pisagua, at the commencement of the fight rear Admiral Rodgers. of the Pensacola, was putting off from the shore to his ship withshis family, when suddenly a shot from the Chilliaa boat carried away his ensign. On his arrival ' on board the Pensacola, he sig naled the Chillian flag ship, informing them of what had happened. - Admiral Williams Robeldo then went on board the Pensacola and apologized, and seeing the ' boats were returning, repulsed from the -. shore, he left, asking Admiral Rodgers to warn the town, that in three hours more he would bombard the place: Accord ingly three hours later, the bombardment - commenced, lasting two hours, when the town had been reduced to ashes. A cvnical writer savs : "Take a comrja, ny of boys chasing butterflies; put long tailed coats on the boys and turn the but terflies into sovereigns, and you nave a beautiful panorama of the world." - St Petersburg. May 15. The conflagra tions in the east, of Russia are causing . great distress. Seventy arrests nave Deen made in Oren burg on charges of incendiarism; ; Four males and sixteen female prison ers are undergoing court martial at Kieff. The prisoners include three noblemen, one Russian subject and a daughter of the pnvy councillor. Among other arrests' are a titled lady ' and several leading nihilists. . IT! . i -WT-T-GT .1 . inmareeniiii rie.u, near me court norae . were blockaded during the trial. Another fire occurred at Irbiter on the 13th inst Four of the poorer quarters - were destroyed. , . ..' Paris, May 15. The international con gress to discuss the projects for a ship canal across the Isthmus of Panama met to-day. Ferdinand De Lesseps was elect- . ed president Rear Admiral Daniel Am-, men, of the United States navy, one of the vice presidents. AU the powers applied to, send - delegates including England, It aly and Russia. The secretary read a pa per on the subject before the congress, after which it was resolved to divide the r members into Ave committees to discus ' .. the undertaking and the meeting ad-. jonmea until Jttonaay. Berlin." Mav 15. Jacob StaempfL a Swiss politician, and in 1861 president of ' the Swiss confederation, and subsequently member of the general court of arbitration . . on the Alabama claims, is dead, in his 60th year. He was one of the chiefs or the radical paity, and at one. time editor of the Berne Gazette. He retired from public life in 1865. Lahore. May 15. Englishmen returning from Cashmere report that net sufficient provisions for a week remain, and that the . relief arrangements have broken down. Paris. May 16. The government will on . Saturday, demand from the chamber ot deputies an authorization to prosecute Paul De Cassagnac for a number of arti- - cles published in his journal attacking the , government The council of state has confirmed the view - of the minister of the interior that the attack upon Jules Ferry's education ' bill by Mgr. Forcade, archbishop of Aix, was illegal. , Paris. May 16. The Monituer announ ces that after June 6th, when his time par. ' tially expires, Waddington w.ii resign. - London. May 16. Gen. Garibaldi . has decided to reside permanently in Rome Berlin, May' 16. The trading compan- ' ies, Afrikanische Handelsverenigung and - Commanditole Bankveremgung have , failed- Total liabilities about 750,000 They have some London' connections, bat the losses are mostly in uouana. . U. S. Bauer & Co. are the London agents - of the Afrikanische Handelsverenigung. Halifax. May 16. Gen. Sir Patrick McDougall, commander-in-chief of her maiestv's forces in British North America. has been called to England for special - service. , , . . ... . -;, ., t Petersburg. Mav 16. A letter has been received fiom Professor Notdensk- '" jold, of the ""polar expedition from East. ern Siberia, aatea September roth, 188, announcing "all connected with expedi tions were well.- -. ------ - London. May 16. The Turkestan Ga zette announces that the Russian authori ties demanded immediate satisfaction for the exclusion of Russian traders from the Chinese frontier town of Shikho. - - - St. Petersburg. May 16. The neater part of Lublin, a city of 20,000 inhabit ants, in Russian Poland has been destroy edby fire. " ' ' London, May 16. Hanlon visited Put--nev to-dav. and sculled with Plaiated to Hammersmith bridge, and had a sharp spin back. He resumes his training at New Castle to-morrow. He appears in the best of health and does not anticipate that any severe labor will be necessary to bring himself into proper trim. -: London. May 18. At the meeting of colliers, representing 40 collieries, at Gotn sette, on aturaay, atter considerable up roar, it was -decided to resume work on Monday. -,- Meetings were had today in various parts of Durham- ' London, May 18. The Marquis of Sal is- . bury, replying to a deputation, stated he had instructed, the British representative in Chili to remonstrate against the pro ceedings of the Chilian navy and en deavor to -obtain assurance that if the guano loading works are constructed tbey vili not lie again molested. Londou. May 18. The Post reports that Sir Forkenbeck has announced that the liberals henceforth would vote together, and the Daily News says he is disgusted -with the president of the anti-corn law league. ' " i if I! 1 IS I is si I ! J .5 .X .