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name and address and the name* of the article* In
MattVref the second, third, and fourth classes'
containing any wrlilntror printing not antnorlaed
1* made liable to letter-rate postage. Any attempt
to Inclose mailer of a higher class In that of a
lower Is punishable bv a line of $lO. Iheniat
ma*ter-(Jcnrral la directed to furnish for public
use double or teiwm-pald postal-carte, ana a
double or retnm-puld letter-envelope, on which
riftnms of the denominations nowin nib may bo
placed. __
srtEtnrAX satisfied.
• ■ ' fTrt#sr«irrfl« As. nte. ir.
A representative of tbs J*o«f called on Ocn«
Sherman at his rooms In the Ebbltt Home last
night for the purpose of bbtalnlng bis views on
the pending bill for the reorganisation of tho
army. Though courteous, as usual, Qeo. Sher
man preferred not to commit himself to any de
tailed expression of opinion on the new Army
bill, iwcaaae It affected the interests of so many
of hla old fellow-officers, bul hefeltcerUlntbat
tho Committee had acted lu a spirit of (alrneta
to the array at large.
" Have you examined the bill. General I” said
the J'ott,
“ That Is lost whnt I am doing now,” said the
General, pointing (o the huge document lying
open on the table before him. “I find.” con
tinued he, “ that the first part of too hill pro
vides (or the reorganization bn a basis of 25,000
men and thirty regiments. In lieu of the present
forty. It effects tho staff departments and bu
reaus more than it does the line of tho army.
This part of the Pill is comparatlvelv short and
condensed, and Is all embraced In the first sev
enteen pages. Tho whole of tho remainder of
the bill, which has 2W pages of printed matter,
enact* a law substantially made uo heretofore
of regulations, embracing the article* of war.
On the whole, lam pleased with the bill, tie
cause it manes clear and distinct many things
which heretofore have been uncertain or de
pendent oo usage mid custom.”
** 1 observe,” vaul tho J'oii, '‘that one of the
newspapers tills momlug charges that the bill
legislates Gen. Drum out ol oflico to make way
for n relative of yoursl” ,
“So 1 have been told,” reollcd the General,
i‘and have onlv to say that the writer displayed
both hla ignorance oud bla malice In the onbll*
ration of such Bluff. Qen. Drum will not be
legislated out of office. He Is not affected bylt
or all. It the bill becomes a law. Adjutant-
General Townsend will be mustered out. Gen.
Drum is Assistant Adjutant-General, and by
reason of seniority will he promoted, unless the
President by hla own volition selects some one
•• What relative of your* Is alluded to In that
“I don’t know; I haven’t a relative In the
army. Gen. Miles Is no relative of mine, but t
connection by reason of having married my
Has Gen. Miles been mentioned for the
“ He has been mentioned* by the newspapers.
1 believe, in connection with the office'. but 1
have never mentioned bis name, nor have I
beam the President or Secretary of War men
tion It in that connection. Oen. Miles is, how
ever. an officer of very high merit, and has been
In active service on the frontier ever since the
Civil War,”
Orotlilcd with even so small a gleaning of in
formation, the/'oif bowed itself out and left
tbo General to his meditations.
Washington. D. C.i See. 17,—'The President,
through the Secretary of State, has replied to
the House resolution originated by Reprcicnla
tlve Dtcptano calling for all papers, and corn
apundeoce between this Government ami the
Government ot the German Empire, In retallun
to the expulsion from the whole tej rltorv of the
German Empire of Julias Baamer, a natural
ized citizen of the United States and a resident
of Chicago, while on a visit to hia aged parents
at Munster, In violation of the Treaty of 1838.
Tho Secretory of Stale, in a letter to Min
ister Bayard Taylor, instructed him to call the
attention of tho Imperial Minister of Foreign
Affairs to tho facts of the case, and request that
proper inquiry be Instituted, and. U the facta
should bo found to bo as represented, that
measures might be taken to prevent a recur
rence of llke v annoyance to citizens of the
United States 'similarly situated, and Minister
Taylor was .further instructed to add that it was
expected that Mr. Baumcr would be reimbursed
for any expenses to which ha might have been
subjected in consequence of those arbitrary
proceedings of the Westphalian authorities.
The Imperial Minister of Foreign Affairs, In
response to .Minister Tavlor, gives tho result of
tho Investigation, saying that Haunter, who by
discern was of Prussian nationality, sought and
obtained his discharge from that .nationality In
tho year 1808, at the agent 21 Yeats; thereupon
he emigrated to America, and after having
acquired North American citizenship returned
in dcottmber, 1977, to Munster, toe the purpose
ot sojourning there with his parents. Alter he
had remained for savers! months tho lio/al
Government at Munster, acting on the
assumption that It was not Baumer’e Intention
to return to North America, but almplv to
evade tho perforraancoof German military duty,
caused him to ha notified under data of Dec. Vi,
1877. that he must either leave the territory
of tho German Empire vrlthlu eight days, or, m
case he should remain In Germany, perform bis
military duty. Tills notification caused Haumur
tu address to the Hoy a I Minister of the Interior
on the 20th of tbc same month a request tlmthc
might be permitted to make a longer stay In
Munster, as, owing to the want of means. he
should not bo able to enter upon hla return
Journer to America until February ol the tol
lowing war. Primarily tho expulsion was sus
pended fur the Umo being, tho Minister accord
ing Buumcr permission to reside at Munster
mud ttiu middle of February ensuing. Baumcr,
however, left lor America in January, without
tbirusoof measures of force or even the exist
ence of a nccesislty lor their use. Baumerdld
not make the measure of expulsion the occasion
of any complaint whatever.
As regards the admissibility of the measure
ot expulsion Itself, tho Royal Government at
Muustcr adapted U ta the exercise of its eotisil-.
tutloiml competence. The decision of the Gov
ernment was especially intlueueed by tbc cir
cumstance that in the City ot Munster, particu
larly for tom« years past, a not Inconsiderable
number of persons liable lo military duty, who
had hero discharged from Germany and had
acquired a foreign and particularly also a North
American nationality, had returned to reside
permanently. In view of (he fact that this
faUe state of things, which had become a gen
oral annoyance sod a danger tu public order,
required there a more severe application of the
right of expulsion, the Government saw partic
ular reasons for a non-lndulgcnt course toward
Baumer also, and consequently decreed
his expulsion. Tho Minister says he will
take care that tu future, lathe treatment of
similar cases, the general points of view estab
lished by the Imperial Government shall receive
lull consideration at the bunds of the local au
thorities ; but lie caooot recognize an obligation
tu replace the damages incurred, as alleged, by
Baumer through (ho action of lbs Royal Gov
eminent at Munster, fur tills reason, if for oo
oiner. that the local tribunal acted within Us
competence, not exceeding Us powers.
A sntllclei.it foundation lor such u claim would
also bn wanting, for tho reason that Baumer, at
as early a period as November, 1877, before there
was any question of his expulsion, bad devlsrad,
in a communication to the Royal Government
at Munster, that It was bis Intention, as be bad
a business of Ids own in Chicago, to visit hia
parents until the spring only, and also for the
ivaton that ho voluntarily made no use of the
permission accorded to him fora further sojouru
uuill the middle of February following.
riLLire CMueavß.
Special ptnatch to Tks Tribute.
Washington, D. 0., Pec. lO.—Klllcy, who
Hu removed os (he Postmaster at 6c. Louie, U
waging titter and unscrupulous war upon the
Preiideut’s iiymloee for the place. The perfect
voimiieiid lie fceema to have of all the arts, de
vices, and questionable methods of machine
Hiluictaua alfvrda a full vindication of bUowo
removal, llpt contest la being conducted very
quietly, and reflect* great discredit upon all;
concerned. ' 1
Juneo Bangs loft for Chicago this evening.
Uv leaves confident that if® Is to be retained In
oilkc, ft Is now ascertained tbat before be left
Chicago it bod been definitely determined to
remove blta (torn office, aud tbat tbe selection
of tbe name of bis successor would have been
left to half a dozen of tbe prominent lawyers of
Chicago. Judge Bangs’ presence here, how
ever, has hud some effect, aud he leaves with
the assurance mat the tenure of his utllce is
securest least until after the trial of thu Cus
tom-House esses, it (s very doubtful If bo will
l>e retained longer than that.
Cotkliug to-dav arranged mailers so that tbe
v.oiuu.Uvee on Commence; did pUnJcot.aud
some New lork uqailuaUuPAk't'yilvwryiiijiicr
tfic recess.* Inis will remove the question uf
action upon them from the conical (or the ap
proaching election for United Stales Senator.
Tnl TtM.otr-yvYim commission.
Xe the UVitrrn 'Af»ryurti Pm».
WAffllxorow, I), C. Dee. Ilk—The Hon. Casey
Toung, Cnalrrnan of the House Committee to
examipe (ntp and report upon the cause of the
yellow fever outbreak In the Southern Staten
last summer, has appointed the following Sub
committee* to tistt afflicted sections, namely:
Garfield, Chittenden, anti Morte to rlstt Mem
phis and vicinity, ami Gibson, Hooker, and
Young to visit New Orleans and vicinity. The
Sub-Cominitt«oa of tho House and Houato will
alt and act jointly during their Southern tour.
A uieMlng of Senator* and Representatives
front the Southern States Was held at the Capitol
this evening for the purpose of giving **nrca.
al«n to oubllo Sentiment In the region recently
afflicted by the yellow fever toward iho people
of the North : for tholf chariivand assistance
during the epidemic. Senator Eusif* presided,
and Hi D. Money acted as Secretary.
A couimlUee, composed of tho Hon.,E.John
till., Senator, Umar, llama, ami (larlaiid, and
Representatives Casey > nunc, Jorden E. Cra
vens, Van 11. Manning, and John Goode, ra
ported a series of resolutions expressing the
moat grateful feeling towards tie people of the
North for their generous charity and kindness
during the prevalence of the (ever.
Eloquent speeches were made by Senator
Euitls, Representatives Young, Ellis, Manning,
and others.
uernEsxnTAmi wiuuut
partook of slight nourishment to-night, and hla
attendants reported that he had been sleeping
during the evening. Ills condition remains ex
ceedingly precai tous.
The Uoufto Committee on Claims to-day
authorized Mr. Henderson to report to the House
with favorable recommendation the pending hill
aulhorlalmr tha proper accounting* otllccr of the
Trcaaunrlo pay the amount due the State of
Tennessee (or keeping amt maintaining United
States Ditlltary prisoner# from the Ist of July,
1803, until Hcc. f, 1871.
The House Committeeoq Private Lend Claims
to-day agreed to report to the iluuie wltn a fa
vorable recommendation a bill granting Mr*.
Mrra Clark Ualnea the title to R.4TO arpents ot
land In the Stele of Louisiana. The balance of
her claim, 82,tw0 arpenta, teas disallowed.
The Senate confirmed the following noralna
tlona: .
Collectors of Internal Revenue—James 8.
Wolfe, District of Colorado; John L. Penning
ton, District of Dakota.
Indian Agents—Henry 3. Kina, Lach Lake
Agency, Minn.; Samuel A. Kussoll, Qeocalero,
Apache Agency, .New Mexico; Philemon D.
Hunt, Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency.
Indian Territory; L. 11. Kellogg, Los Pinos
Agency, Arlaona.
Postmasters—Ohio; John TT. Greene, Me
dina; Thomas C. Thomson, Cardlngton; Thom
as JL Ulake, Lebanon, L. Welrtclc.Tiffin.. Wis
consin: B. M. Bcbcc, Broodbeao. Missouri:
I. A. Woodman<;jr, Pleasant Hill. Iowa? P. St.
Clair, Hamburg; Orlanu Michts, Alton; George
Phillips. Brooklyn; Anthony Lorens, Clarinda;
James Bulb, Lansing. Illinois: Mrs. Marv £.
Ilarlon, Winchester: J. W. Coventry Edwarda
vilje*, James H, McOlure, Gibson City; K..N.
Hinmau, Mt. Vernon; il. R. Crenshaw, Maren
go; Patrick A. Debins, Coming; Mrs. Emily L.
DUman, Toledo; Zina A. Wellman, Cherokea;
Joseph Edglngtou. Eldoro. Michigan! Will
iam Vcrbetk, Holland. MUaouri: John J.
HaUel, Brunswick.
Tho following arc the descriptions of tho bal
ance of the outstanding bonds of 1805, colled
yesterday, interest to cease on the 18thof March,
18791 Coupon bonds, dated Julyfi. 1845. name*
lv: 1100, No. U 7.001 to Mo. Us.m both In
clusive; 1500, Mo. 105,001 to JUO.WS, both In
clusive; 11,000, No. 201,001 to 311),U5. Total
coupons, $3,139,350. Keirtslercd bonds, redeem
able at the pleasure of the United Btates after
the let of July, 1870, as follows; S3O, No. 3.401
to No. 3,500, both Inclusive; SIOO, No. 10,380 to
19,307, both Inclusive: S3OO, No; 1UE!7t0U ( 337,
both inclusive; SI,OOO, N0<30,305 t 039,810, both
Inclusive: »Vx«J. No. 13.705 to 13.733. both In
clusive; $ 10,000, No. 25,701 to 2d,WB, buth In
clusive. Total registered, #8,650,830.
Washington taxpatkiu couneueo at last.
SpfC'tU in f.inrtnnaU O-mmerciat,
Washington, D. C., Dec. IT.—The Supreme
Court ol the Uolted States rendered so opinion,
la which all the Judges concurred, establishing
the legality of taxes imposed by the late Board
of Public Works of Washington for Ibe magnifi
cent improvements which were planned and
carried out by ex-Gov. Shepherd. > William W.
Corcoran, Columhut Alexander, and other turn
progress! vu property-holders resisted the assess
ment, refused to pay their taxes, and
have gone fropv court to 'court during
tbo lan eight years, trying to obtain
a decree against the legality of the -Bhep
berd Government and taxes assessed by It.
Thev have exhausted human power. This lloal
decree means that Corcoran, Alexander, and
others must pay their taxes or lose their prop
erty, The decree Is worth several hundred
thousand dollars to the District of Columbia, as
many of tho wealthiest property-owners have
paid no taxes for eight years.
The rumor la revived that Senator*Chriitlancy
will be tendered s foreign mission, so that hia
seat in the Senate may be vacated fur ex-Senator
Chandler. Cbriathmcy’s health is very poor,
and ho la suffering under the pressure uf Sena
torial duties.
Washington, Doc. 18.— Edison’s patent for a
divisible electric light would have been Issued
to-day, as it has reached the last stage, Its issue
having been ordered, sod only needing the pay
ment of the hnul lee. Until (that Is paid the
Commissioner of Patent# withholds his signa
ture. F.dlson’a delay tn this matter ta due to
tho fact that tho condition of his application for
patcuts lu Europe are so situated that publicity
nugiit hinder their issue. By delaying tho pay
ment ol the final fee (and ibis delay ran be con
tinued six mouths), the patent remain# secret,
while ready (or issue «t ant moment.
From Our Oten Carm&mdtnt.
Wabuinotom. D. C., Dec. 10.—Eden, ot Illi
nois, looks lonesome since bis defeat for re
election. It Is noticed that bo la ib less favor
than ever with Congressmen, who dislike hU
eternal •* I object. o Edcu Is a very poor imita
tion pi Uolmau. UUncurious fact that both
of thuao petulant objectors have been beaten.
The ambition to be called Watchdog of the
Treasury la Very great. It is a very easy way to
be called a statesman In the rural districts to be
known as the great objector to all Jobs. But it
happens, as a practical fact, that It Is not always
the Jobe that are objected to. “I object 4 ’Isa
short and cosy speech for a man to learn, who,
either from want of education, or inexperience,
is not able to make a better one. But the speech
U quite oa likely to bo spoken wbeu the Chap
lain rises aa at any other time. *‘l object** be
fore the prayer,, you know, might save the
Chaplain’# salary. Who know* that the crown
of virtue might not be given to the Democratic
demagogue, even if he should show hit zeal
for retrenchment by commencing with' the
The attorneys of tbd Now York loaarauco
Companies are very much gratified at the
speech of Blekpell, of Indiana, la favor of their
bill to tend ihqUeoeva award to the Court of
Claims. Appfopoa of the Geneva award, the
following story, told by a local wsg, will be
amusing, its pertinence will bo seen when It is.
heard that Genevieve Ward appears next week
at the National Theatre; •
“What da you think of the Geneva twaidf
aeked a reporter of a Cooiretsaiao alfgbliy ioe*
“TWO*other* Never law bee,"
"Saw who* I'ia talking about the Geneva
»8o ami, Geneva Ward, old fellow—so jeara
old—going to are her at National. >*
•*AnU I'm asking you about the Qe-ue va
A- ward.” shouted the ncn.dnver. . "Don’t you
uoderetandr* - ■*
"Wy friend, **e«ld tbe ob/asticated Soloo, aol«
eatalv. "you've been dtUklag. Batter go Waa
an« aleep'or uff-r-eleeperoff, oidfeU aleepcroßr*
IKNATOitUb couumr.
Ncwipaper-curreepondoute generally, in com.
moating upon tbe speech of 'Blaine in tue
beuatc, referred to tbe fact (hat,. Coupling was
busy must uf tbe time with writing and reading,
and that Senator Kdmuuus was reading a hook,
rue result of theso comments shows a notice
ablei sensitiveness, bolb to public critlcUiu and
to the demands of Senatorial etiquette, Senator
Edmunds ha* made haste to aay that the book
he bad In bis bands was a book of authorities
upon some of tho very points uttfer discussion,
and that he was nut replug It,except in couqov
tluD with (bo debate, CyuUUng. too. Is unwill
ing that his apparent discourtesy should be con
sidered aa au intentional affront to hla old oi»
pooent, Illume, and gives out tbat be was busy
la preparing tun brief iu a law-ease that bad to
bo immediately finished. Ihu beuato and tbe
L'nlted Slates buprciuo Court ore iilaies whero
etlouette atill has some Influence. S'uu constat,
a United Stales Senator may still put bis feet
upon the desk, and pare bis ualls during
Ez-tiov. lUmlrUks. vl Indiana, Intend* to
spend the winter neie after the holidays.
Miprcnie-Coim business la assigned as the
reason, but the knowing ones say that he pro
poses to work uoms campaign for the Demo*
oralfo Presidential nomination, Mr. Hendricks
will keep a close watch «v«n Thurman, who la
his most formidable Western rival, and will not
be alow tu take advantage of any klips (hoi
Thnrman mat make. Gov. Hendricks will also
have an opportunity of meeting all the political
manager*, and can make up hla slate tor I&SX
lf«*will flntl It a nlfflculr task to conciliate the
Ohio men. who Idolize Thurman, and who claim
trial Hendricks cannot carry Ohio In the Presi
dential your.
Democrats cannot come to any harmonious
conclusion as to tho advisability of an extra set
siuo of Congress, or of the Senate. The great
army ol “outo" want one, for tne reason that
It would giro the Democrats control of the Sen
ate, and would make room for a great many
hungry offlce-seckere. The pressure upon
Democratic donators for these places la already
very considerable. On the other band, employes
of the Huiisq are opposed to an extra session.
Thav can hold their places. If there (a no extra
session, until December next; and nearlv all of
these places, after March 4, will be practical sin
ecures, Thcsn employes know, however, that
it Is not certain that the Democrats can organize
the nuxt House, or, If they can, that their
friends will be on top- Accordingly, the Demo
cratic “ ins ” Jn the Houso aro against an extra
session. The Democratic “outs” everywhere
are for It. Tho Republican “Ins” In the Sen
ate, of course, are opposed to an extra session,
and will pool their Issue* with their Democratic
colleagues in the House.
Senator Patterson,of South Carolina,—“Hon
est John,” of the Indian Committee,— gained
twonly-ono |«unds during the recess. Ills trip
to the Indian Territory bcnellted him. He
seems to have recovered hla olu buovonev, which
be lost with the troubles of last spring, ills
•on “ Silas,” who served an apprenticeship at
the treasury branch of the Government Print
ing-Office, bus gone to California to eater upon
Journalism In some capacity.
Congressman Schleicher, who never loses sight
of tho Hio Grande, liaw caused to bo officially
pripted the report of Minister Foster upon tho
commercial relations between the United States
and Mexico. Tub TninuNß was tho first news
paper la the Dotted States-to print this. A
New York paper to which It was offered refpsed
to give It space,--for the reason, doubtless, that
a plain statement of the truth might Interfere
with Us Mexican circulation.
The Independents from the South who have
been elected to the next Congress aro very much
courted boro. Roth parties are trylhg to make
much of them: ami ic is fair to sav that these
independent* seem to enjoy it, and wilt try to
leave their position equivocal as long as it will
be o( advantage to them.
Gen. Banks Is very glad to avail himself of
the opportunity of lecturing In the West, as he
Is a pour man, has an expensive family, and
greatly needs money. It is now* expected that
lie will b« appointed United States Marshal of
Massachusetts upon tho expiration of hla Con
gressional term next March, itoland 0. Usher,
gresent occupant of that office, has been a strong
utler mao, worked against the Republicans last
year, ami ti pot likely so be reappointed.
Senator George £. Spencer, pf Alabama and
Peadwopd, comes back to the Senate from hla
summer In the mines with a chin-beard, which
greatly changes his appearance.
Senator Oglesby—our Dick—highly appre
ciates tho compliment* Tur Tribune recently
paid him in It# editorial, and aura it U worth
something to have such encomiums, even it tho
goal In tho distance shall not bo reached.
Charles Francis Adams, Jr., occupies hero the
fine old bouse which was the homestead of tbo
rich Somual Hooper during his Congressional
Ufc. Mr. Hooper was the father of Senator
Sumner’s wife’s first husband, and took part
with Sumner against tho wife In their old quar
rel. The ox-wtfo, since the death of Sumner,
has lived mainly In Europe, and hna a com for ta
ble Income from tho property loft bor by her
fathcr-ln-law and by Mr. Sumner.
Miss Porter, of Indianapolis, daughter of A.
0. Porter, First Comptroller of the Treasury,
Isa beautiful blonde,'ami will bo one of tho
moat attractive debutantes of the winter
Grace Greenwood has abandoned Washington
Journalism lor a time, and Is educating her
dauciitcr In mailo In Europe.
■ McDonald, tho sculptor, is here, urging an
appropriation for a monument to Goo. Custer
at West Point.
Secretary Emits will be obliged to vacate his
fine bouse Jan.-1, as his lease expires, and the
owner of the bouse— Huntington, of tho Alaska
Fnr Seal Company—wishes to occupy It himself.
The strange story I# told of Newton Baker,
short-hand secretary of Oor. Pound, of tho
Texas Pacific Rua.l, that he can take down In
short-band with one hand and transcribe in
loQC-baoo simultaneously with the other.
Col. Mosby sails fur nit Consulate at IToag
Kong Jan. 1. Ho has been drawing hla salary
with regularity since July last. Uo succeeded
In gutting his original appointment changed
from a ship-town, where people live only In
boats, to Hoog Kong, a much more agreeable
place of residence. Col. Mosby still awaits con
firmation from tbo Senate.
Senator Sargent boa been tu broken health a
long time. - Recently ho ba& been very seriously
ill with malarial fever,—one of the scourges of
this climate,—and will sail shortly for tho Ber
muda Islands, in hope ol regaining his strength.
Bcu Butler will no longer need to have a
mortgage oo Senator Jones’ furniture to secure
hU root ot flu,ooo annually fur tbo granite
house occupied by the Nevada donator. Sena
tor Junes* profits from Sierra-Nevaua stock ore
said to have been $1,600,000.
Senator Chaitee looks very comfortable with
his dally income from tbo new mine of SO,OOO.
He positively declines lo bo a candidate far re
election to the denote, but bo would probably
give his lucoino If ho could bo sure of perfect
health. He hos been a great sufferer for tho
last year, and*his health is by uo means fully re
Air. Thompson, Secretary of tins who
recently hod so some an attack of vertigo,'ap
pear* to he subject to that trouble. This par
ticular attack wss caused bj a change In ifto
kind of mineral water ho li accustomed to drink
before breakfast In tbe morning. lie chanced
to a water that was moro saline than ho hud
been accustomed to toko, and, at the modern
Secretaries of the Navy have a natural rcpuir
nance to saline or murine matters. It would nave
been easy to have brcdlcted that achange would
bu Injurious.
ncurcscntatlye Elam, of Louisiana, rocs
about on two crutches, flu was recently thrown
from a stage in New Orleans, and bad both legs
Acklun has been exonerated some more. The
wicked call thv dccUlou a bardoo ;■ the Commit*
lecinen say it Is a verdict. K. B. W.
Waihimotok, D. C-, Dec. 10.—A commuolca
tlou wai received from Davenport, the United
Htates Supervisor of Elections at New York,
suggesting amendments in the Naturalization
laws.. .Referred*
Mr. CbrUtlaucyreported % substitute for the
bill of Mr. Black to repeal certain aectlous cf
the ttevlsed Statutes. Tbo substitute provides
for the repeal of Bee. &#), providing a.test-oath
for Jurors. Ordered printed and placed on the
, Mr. Deck gave notice that ho would call up
the bill for consideration to-morrow.
. . Mr. Dorsey, from the Committee on Appro
priations. reported favorably on the bill to pro
vide for the deficiency in the transportation of
malts by railroad.
Mr. McDonald Introduced a hill to reimburse
several Bute* for Interest on the warloauand
fur other purposes. Beferrvd.
. The House bill appropriation <450,000 for the
tramportattou of mails by railroads was passed.
The Vice-President apiKimtca ss a Conference
Commutes on the part of the (Senate, on tbe
Appropriation bill, Messrs. Windom.
Allison, ttul Wilbers, sad ou the Consular and
Diplomatic Appropriation bill Messrs. Wtudom.
Durwv, and Wallace (?*.).
Mr. Davis t\V. Va.) Introduced a bill making an
appropriation to Improve (tie Utile KapawLs
illver iu West Yinrlnls. Deferred.
Tbs demits toot up tbs bill to amend the patent
baser*) amendments were offered snd rejected,
tod, pending discussion, tbe pill was laid aeids
informally, .
Mr. Butuside took tbe floor W explain :&• pro*
vialou of the bill rucemly reporteit from the Joint
Committee fur (be reorganisation of tbe army,
lie eeld the officers of the army were law-abiding
men. and, while they might utsagrve aa to rvgula
lloul ana customs, always oue/rd tbe luw.
Nearly all the troubles between the
■tan and line bad arisen from uncertainty aa to toe
regulation* of tbe service, and it was fur u»e pur*
pose of turning them into a law that tbe Commit*
tee bad ingrafted numerous army regulations in
the bill. Toe Committee tried to keen m view
both the cadency and economy uf tut seme*. lie
quoted at length from the olli, end said it was
must likely that In a few years hence some of the
cavalry regiment* might he changed to Infantry
tegimeuta, and thui (he eapenae of tua service he
Hcfernng (o (be provision forbidding tbe further
manufacture of arms by tu« Unlnauce ueponutcat,
he »sid he thought It wua calculated luatimufate
tbu Invention or arms throughout the country. It
had been *ald by the ouixmvuu of the bill that It
curtailed the powers uf thu Secretary uf War. flu
denied that such was llui case. In ny way did it
abndye the powers of that officer. Tbe General*
in-Chlef had ou power to appoint staff officers.
The hill provided that they should be
unpointed by the Fru»ideol upon recoin
uieudaiioh uf the coumaudmg Ucutrsl. and be
(Uurnsids) knew of uu one butler [UUJ tu rvcout*
men ! upuoliiiuicuts than tbu commanding General
of the army. In the earliest days of tbu Govern*
i.ivut ibc fki rotary of War was nut conildcred a
pail of Hteiiiuy. Us luJ ulrtjv, u.'cn cou«.j<rcd
a civil nfHecr. In conclusion, Mr. Hurn»l<!* said
hawae eatlafled that some avsfein of reform wae
nccetiarr, and should he mace nt this time.
The bill reorganizing Uib army was then laid
Mr. Honor than called tin the llonro Mil to
amend the net of .lime CO. I*7B. and to fix tft« rata
of Interest nn bonds nulhefrized by «ald act 10 be
isßiirct by (lie ( oninl*"tonprs of the District of
Columbia, and for other purpose*.
Tie bill passed-'.:# M lU.
The Perm* then resumed emisldmtlon of the
hill to amend the statote* In relailootopateiUs.anil
Mr. Wlndoni cave nodes that he wr uld fioroaflef
submit Hie following as nn additional section: |q
any suit brought maufronnnow hav mu jurisdiction
In patent casus, foranjdlcycd liifrlngemofllofap.y
patented article, device. pfocea*,lnYgmloß,.or ois
coTory. where »t shell appoar that defendant pur
chased the same from the manufacturer thereof,
or from the person or firm engaged tn the opera
tion, sale, or practical Apnlicniion thereof, or that
be - manufactured or applied the same for and <0
his own titic, nod not for sale, nor fur making h
product for the sAle, if plaintiff shill recover a
Judgment fur merslv n-'mliial •lamares* tho Court
shall adjudge dint lie par all the rusts of Ihosint,
and if the plaintiff shall not recover the mm of
s■*><) or over the Court shall n.lJmlklft him to nay hi*
own costs, times* it shall also appear that the de
fendant, at thu time of such purchnso, manu
facture, or practical application, had amiwleflge or
aatual notice of the existence of such patent, and
that such purchase, manufacture, or practical ap
pttrafioa was an infringement of tne right* of
I-aid over to be submitted harnaflrr.
Mr. Havla (Hi. 1 s.ilu (ho bill now nefere the Sen
ate was calculated in many respects to effort im
provements In tne Patent laws. He spoke of the
present-impottecitens tn the Patent laws, and the
uifDcnlties whlr.n (lie Inventors, as well a* consum
ers, were subjected to. We submitted an amend
to the flNt section of tho pH, "tbit if. in any
snit instituted lit nnr one Circuit Court of the
United Hiatus, the validity of toe patent shall be
determined upon a final neartnif, .any other Circuit
Court may recognize said decision, and In Its dis
cretion grant Injunctions based thereon, to con
tinue ponding an apnea'to the Supreme Court of
the first suit, and If the validity of anv such
patent baa been decreed against In a suit
Instituted la any one Circuit Court any other Cir
cuit Court may, in Its discretion, grant a stay of
proceedings lu any United Gtittes suit brought
under said patent pending nn appeal to the Su
preme Court of the United btetce in said first suit.”
fending discussion, (ho Vice-Presiduiit an
nounced as ttio Select Committee tolnquife wheth
er the constitutional rights of citizens were vio
lated In the recent elections, It) accordance with
the resolution of Mr.'Maine, adopted on Tuesday,
Messrs. Tellur, Cameron (Uif.),Kirkwood.Mitch
ell. I'lumb, ilayurd, Wallnee, ilalley, and (Jar
Mr. Mitchell asked to be excused, and aald. In
justice to himself and constituents. ho con Id nut
serve on the Commlueo; besides. no could not
servo on account of sickness In hi* family. Ho
waa in lull sympathy with the investigation, bow*
Mr. Plumb said It was Impossible for him to
serve, and asked to hoexcused.
Doth Senators were excused,' but no appoint*
menta were mode to fill the vacancies.
■ Tb» Senate sosmned consideration of the Patent
bill, and Sir. C'tirlstjancy apokc at length of the
Imperfection* in our Patontiawe, hut,wa» nnaole
to conclude hit rcrunrki to-day.
On motion of Mr. Wadlaiirb, fnrthcr consldera-
Hon of the Patent bill was postponed null! Tues
tiny, Jao. 7.
The Vice President appointed Mr. Hoar a mem
ber of the Seises Commutes under the JDalne reso*
lotion in place of Mr. Mitchell, declined, and Mr.
McMillan a member in place p| Air, Plumb, de
clined. ’ *
Mr. Teller, Chairman of the Select Committee,
submitted* resolution oathorlslng the Committee
to employ such clerks and stenographer* as may be'
Decenary. ■
Air. Voorbees submitted a resolution Instructing
the Census Committee to inquire into the advisa
bility of Including in the next census tho total
number of pensioner# of Inuian blood In tbo Indian
Territory: the-number of mixed bloods, number
of white member* o( tribes by marrlaga relation,
amount of property owned, the extent of agricult
ure. the number of schools In that Territory,
children attending, etc. Agreed to.
The House joint resolution extending tho time
for the .lomt Committee on tho transfer of the In
dian Unroau tareport was bamd.
After executive session, adjourned.
J. Q. Voting took tho seat made vacant by the
death of J. J. Leonard, of the ; Fifth Louisiana
Air. Cabell asked leave to offer a resolution recit
ing the charges made against Alexander Rives, the
•Indue of tho-United (states District. Court for the
Western District of Virginia, In regard to bis ac
tion In Inning writs of habeas corpus for bringing
before him two prisoners, now in custody. Under a
charge of murder, and directing the .Jndlclnry-
Couimitlce to Inquire into the facts connected wlta
bisection, and wuiu action should bo taken la re
lation thereto. - ■
Messrs. White and Hale objected
Mr. Cabell hoped the objectors would be,noted.
Air. Townsend (N. V.) inquired If the riietnben
were to ho menaced (n the discharge'of their
duties. Ile o«d«»tood tho gentleman from Vir
ginia to call ily in a menacing manner that he
wanted U noted who objected, l end that Was a
breach of privilege.
The Speaker—The reporters are bound to note
objections. ,
Air. White—Ob, It did not alarm anybody.'
Mr. Cabell—l neither menaced anybody nor In
tended to menace anybody, and when 1 intend to
do sol will make * demonstration the gentleman
(Townsend) will not mistake. I merely wanted to
put on record who objected to a almpia resolu
tion of Inquiry. :
Tho Sneaker—Tho minority have a right to ob
ject, and they avail themselves of that right very
Uy this lime there was a greet deal of confusion
In the hall, and Mr. Action suggested that tho riot
act should bo read.
Mr. Town»eud (S.Y. ) remarked that thalihould
have been read during tnu lato election In Louisi
ana. to which Aeklcn retorted that the same thing
miant be said of New York.
Tne Homo went Into Committee of tbo Whole on
the Indian Appropriation hill.
Air. Throckmorton offered an amendment pro
viding that no Indians bring outside of the Indian
Territory snail ho moved into that Territory, un
less authorised by act of Congress.
After discussion. Air. Atkins moved as a substi
tute for the amendment no amendment limiting
tlie prohibition to Indians of Arisons and New
Mexico. Adopted.
Mr. Heal?* moved to strike out the clause ap
propriating 915,000 for the espouse* of Indian
Cominl'sloner*. Aftara long discussion, the mo
tion to atrtko out wn# rejected.
On motion of Mr. Heals#, the nnmbWr of Indian
Sollce was reduced to *OO privates and fllty of
cor*. •
Air. Throckmorton offered as a new section an
amendment for the transfer or the Indian jfurotu
to tho War Department, but aoosequenlljr wlta
drew it. *
The committee rose, and reported the bill to the
A eeparate vote waa demanded on the amend*
meat (agreed to in Commuted prohibiting ttia re*
moral of tha Indian* of ArUona and New Mexico
to the Indian Territory, and It was adopted—yeas,
07; nay*. 04.
Tin* till) then peaked.
Mr. Harrison, Chairman of the Committee on
Civil Service, submitted tbe report uf iUh Com*
mittuo in reference to tbe investigation made by it
into the duraes made against certain members of
tbe House receiving money end elding in tbe pas*
saga of tiie bill providing fortho payment of in*
tercet on tbe JI.U3 District bond*. Tbe
report etates that (here U not a partlclo
of testimony showing that any money had
been need, or ony corrupt influence Drought
to bear in passing tbe bill, end that tbe publica*
tlon in the Washington J‘otl of an. article making
such charges was a wanton and wholly on*
JusitflaUlo attack on memoarauf this House, amt
concludes wittt a reaululiun discharging the Com*
mittee from further considering the matter.
The resolution was unanimously adopted.
Tbs Speaker appointed Messrs. Durham,Clymer.
and Smno (Ps.l, and Uaker (Ind.), Ciymar, ami
blnulstoii a* conferees on tiie part of the House on
tbe Military Academy and yorilflcaiion Appiupna
tion bill*, reapsclivcly.
The Overwhelming Nature of the Woos
which Hurried Charles Adams to Ilia
Grave. '
Pptcint Dfioateh ty TTit Triiunt,
6t. Louis, Dec. 10.—Charles Adams, an En
glishman 43 year* ef age, dropped dead In tbo
Friendly fun, No. SdSa Broadway, at 11 o'clock
this morning. Tbo circumstances surrounding
this case are of more than ordinary Interest to
tbe public. Deceased was President of tbo 8u
. Louis Temperance Reform Society, and a faith*
ful ami hard-working advocate of temperance.
Eighteen months ago be came to this country.
Just before leaving England he bad lost all of
Ida property, which consisted of large paper
milla,- an elegant residence, and,a ware
house The flood. also carried away bla
wife and two' children,, and the ' lose
of them wu vbat induced him io turn bla beck
on the scene of hie troubles. Ho arrived In
America In a disabled condition, and what
money be bad left was soon spent in procuring
medical attention, nuraea, etc. Fur the post
three months be baa been In a very feeble con
dition. Dr. Lardiaw has beeu attending him,
and be atalea that tbe patient's pulse was at
times down to thirty, a lower pulsation than ho
had ever seen a pattern have and live before.
Ills pulse never went higher than forty. This
fact baa attracted ibo attention of tbe medical
faculty, and they Intend holding an autopsy on
the body after fne Coroner basbeij an Incjucsi.
Not only was Adatos oueo a rich mac, but be
bad served with distinction lu tbe Crimean war,
and bore evidences of bis goou conduct lu tbe
shape of war medals.
ttsciai Dispute* ta 7U TrtSsaa
Copi'Uiiu, 8. C., Dec. 19.—There baa been
little thause la Got, Hampton's condition, but
bis friends think be Is slowly improving. Tbe
past two days have oot developed any unfavor
able tendviKlcs about bis wound, and this gives
llul Itf will recover.
Loan of,a Steamship by Col
* llsion in the Mediter
One Hundred and. Fifty'Per
sona Supposed to Have -
. Perished.
Sudden , Death of Bayard
Taylor a$ Berlin
Only Fourteen of Those on Board
Known to; HaVo Been
• SavcdJ ■ • .
Views of the London "rimes on
the Financial Situation
'■ In England,
Much Distress Among the Strik
ing Operatives' of Old
A Turkish Commission Appointed to Sol
do tho Brook Frontier Question,
' ST*.MRU Bonn.;
' Lo’tbok. DqpJ b.-A telegram dated Oalala
(a aoburb of Constantinople) at3iaop.ro.lo
day reports tbai . tbp steamer Bycantlpe, frpro
Marseilles for Constantinople, was sunk in a
collision. UDo liundrcaaml flfty Uvea axe sup
posed to be lost.
• London, Dec. 10.—Ilia report that 150 lives
were lost by the dlaaatar to tbo at*amep>Byxan
tine Is confirmed, -fourteen persons only, were
saved from the steamer. • : .
By CoM* to fine Pork UtrahU
Berlin, Dee. ID.—BararU Taylpr, American
Minister to Germany, died (a this Capital at A
o’clock this afternoop. He passed away from
life as though slnklnfi: Into sleeps Until re
cently a decided improvement In his condition
baa been perceptible., and the tidings ot bia
sudden death will arouse universal itrlcf and
sorrow, because tbo deceased gentleman, ol
iflotlgO ofiiy dccrcddod a short time, was a uni
versal favorite. • The Emperor William,; the
Crown/Prinpe,; and Prince Bismarck grentir es
teemed Mr. Tarlor, whoso appointment ai .Min
ister to this .was cttreyialT welcome to
them. -Mrs. Taylor and ber daughter devotedly
nursed the deceased during his long Illness, and
their bereavement Is indescribably sad.
Tn lilt tf/i Um Auotfaltd Prut,
Bkhuk, Doc. 19,--Dayard Taylpr, Minister of
(he United Stares, died at. 4 o’clock this after
noon. The fatal symptoms came on suddenly,
ile had bean out of bed, and was transacting
business wltt) the officials of the American Le
gation yastemoy. fils death was and
painless. ■*
sjWiKUCilfcia., ,
Special Ditpatch. to-Th* Tribune.
. Cleveland, 0-« Dec. 10.—In conversation
with the Zander reporter this evening, Col. John
Hay gave some very interesting yomlplacencea
of Minister Taylor. 601. Hay for,.njanyTears
enjoyed tho Intimate personal friendship of
Taylor, and bad pot beard ot bia death till an
nounced by tbe reporter. Flo waa much shocked,
but, after recovering, soldi “I had expected as
much, sooner or later.” His disease was dropsy
of the worst kind. Ho bad two operations last
winter, and fifteen plats of water were drawn
from him. lie would not give up, ho bad al
ways ' been so vigorous. He bait been
connected with tbo Mew York Tribun*
for twenty-fire years. He . was city
editor for.a longtime. Have heard him tell of
that day of amall things. lio did city work,
wrote editorials, and everything else, a good
deal of the time. Ho waa worked to death,
nearly,.but rotamod bis-freshness by always
reading or writing something solid before going
to bed at night. Ho mudo all bia trips of (ravel
In the interest of the Tribune, He was never
engaged, being called traveler always, and went
with an object, and not as other travelers go.
His library feats, some of them wore very re
markable, lie would write sometimes a whole
page of tbo Tribune In a single- day, and
It was lino literary matter, too,-tad that which
required much study,- Hit greatest achieve
ment in ibis lino wna'tbstof writing nearly a
pogo of the Tribune In twenty-four hours on tbe
volume of Victor Hugo’s poems. Tito remark
able thing about this was that the book arrived
In Now York one morning, and tho next tbe
review appeared with several columns of
metrical translations of tbo poems, retaining
their original vigor and strength.
Ho wont to tho Icelandic Millennial for the
Tribune, and just befoio landing It was suggest
ed that a poem ibould be written for the occa*
bion. Seating himself, surrounded as ho was
by bis friends, he wroto that gem, ” Iceland’s
Thousand Years.” In response to a toast at lb*
celebration, he spoke la the native language,
and astonished all present. lie baa-been at
work for years on nia Ufa of Geotno, but has
only gathered tbo material thus far, and out
written a word* His apuointmaol os Minister
was the crowning glorv and honor of bis life,
and has been tbe causa of JiU ■death. Tbo
change in hU inode of life was very great, and
100 much for him.
DSMUT. \ i
London, Dec. 19.—A correipoudeut at Varla
deiilea on the most trustworthy authority that
IloasU baa yet recalled her Afgbantttaalon,'
ak ixpsurripy, ‘JV*
Adlsuatcb-frora lVibswur stated ihaWho
expedition ajralnat the Kukbur Kbela- atarted
Thursday. The tribe mueteri TOO wbrrlon. It
la expected It con»td they* wilt-fight until
rui ikixa’s osind cnvvcti to naar tus
Special to looiton Ttmft,
Ilsui.iN, Dec. B.—Shortly before the outbreak
of the Aoalo-Atubau war Sheie All called au
asaembly of tbe Afghan Chiefs to Cabu). Two
hundred and fifty Chiefs appeared. On tbe day
assigned for the meeting Share AU entered tbe
ball at the bead of h large and brilliant suite,
and mado a speech bo tbe relations between Rus
sia. England, and Afghanistan Russia, be said,'
having tlwaya been friendly to Afghan traders
at the fairs ;at Orenburg, etc., hc—bbtra All—
had thougot It his duty to give respectful recep
tion to the Embassy the Oaar bad sent him.
lia relied upon tbe friendship. of Russia,
whose power, greatness, and right would be
explained to tbetp by.the Keeper of the Great
Seal,. AlteMhia thy,dignitary wcoiloued read
a lengthy memorial on tbo riches end military
strength ul tbo Russian Empire, lie then com
plained of Injuries received at tbs bands or (bo
UtUiaU Government, closing UU speech with
these words, “ Return to your brethren,sharpen
your swords, and saddle yoor burses. Jjc ready
when 1 cull you to fljakp war against tbe ene
mies of our countries." After tbig tbo as
sembly held two mure sitting's to discuss mili
tary resources and tactics.
CoMBTiKTiKOPtB, Dec. 19.—The American
Consol, Gen. ‘Uciu, : »Ul pot release {turner,
tins alleged Amertceo c|tixea Uo prisoned In Con
staitiiuuule. as tbe Grand VUier bos Informed
him that proofs exist of his {Router**; guilt.
Cos*rssTtno»*i.a, Dec. 19.—Tbe Forte, sub
ject to the Sultan's approval, has nominated
-Moukhtar Fesba, Abeddin Fasba, and Vaban
EdvudlCommissioners for thu settlement of
flio Greek frontier Attention, and Intends to'lif*
ml them with relatively extensive powers.
dentes that the ttoumcllan Commission has re
tained to Constantinople.- -• *
Loirootr, Dec. 10.—A Constantinople dis
patch sars Homer wIU be expelled Irom Turkey
wftQ the consent of tho American Legation*
fimstratcd n targe number of houses, and it Is
cared many Uvea were lost.
I'Ondox, Doc. 19.—A correspondent at "Berlin
atafoa that,.notwithstanding the denial b*the
Journaldf .Yf. J*tttrsbunf, It la known In tothnrU
talrre circles hero that negotiations are a(UI
pending rtlallTO t o the method of starting *
prooosal for tho Joint occupation of the Bul
garian districts, In the ercnt of disturbances,
after the Uutslnn cxanintloo. U la bcllcxi-u
that Russia would refuse to assist,-but thia
would not prevent other I'oWcra from acting,
tmtiutr watrra uonn imiTisn tionav.
P*BTif, Dee. 4.—lmportant negotiations (mid
to Iw going on between tlic British Ambassador
and the Forte, or rather the Bmtan, form tha
subject nt present of town talk in Constantino*
Ole. For some time past a rumor has been cur
rent that the great barracks at Scutari and Ilav»
dtr I‘atha are being swept and predated tor the
reception of British troops. •According to the
on d>t«, the discovery «f a Mahomedan conspire-,
cy ires'to serro as a pretext for tlilk measure,
which was devised (or the purpose o( .meeting
the possible emergency of dlfllcnltlcs arising
about .the withdrawal of the Russian,
troops. It Is scarcely necessary to - point
out the futility of these conjectures,
based on the fact of the Senior! barracks being
put in order. The two regiments which could
boqaartcrod In those barracks would hardly count
much either In casoof a Mabonudan rising in tbo
Capital or jus a means of pressure on the, Rus
sians. These reports, however, indicate the
general feeling on the part of the Turks that
England Is cnrefuflv guarding against all pos.-d-.
ble eventualities, andthat negotiations lu view
of certain contingencies are In course. That
the Turks themselves are not altogether reas
sured about the future Is proved by the activity
with which tbuy’havn sot to work to complete
tbo defenses of UmTchataladJaand Bulalr lines
and to arm them, for which purpose the siege
guns brought down from the Quadrilateral are
inoiolf used, it may bo one indication that tbo
negotiations between England and Turkey, of
whatever nature they be. are progressing
favorably, that a Turkish loan of i 125,000,000
under English guarantee Is being talked of.
As security for this loan the tribute of Egypt,
the revenues of Cyprus, and n portion of tbs
revimncsof-Syria would be pledged* The first,
however, being already pledged fur the guaran
teed Joans of ISM-ItcA, and 1871, a portion of
the loan would Do employed towards redeeming
this pledge by n slaking fund, the rest
oclng applied to withdrawing tho paper money,
to poying the first installment of the indemnity
to Russia, and tbo first costs of the reforms to
be introduced in Asia. In this direction, again,
conjecture may lie far outstripping fact. ‘ The
leading Idea, however,—namely, that a disposi
tion exists ou the uart.of the English Govern
ment to lend a helping hand to cnable-Turkey
to take (be first stoo out of her financial dlfll
cultles,—may be - quite correct-tilt would only
show that It bad been. considered. Advisable to
demonstrate to|Turkey, not only the eventual,'
but also tho actual, advantages of British pro
Lohpok, Dee. 19—A number of Oldham
mills, principally of limited companies) bavo
commenced running part of tbclr machinery at
the redaction. u Placer* " are engaged It}
“ minders’ ” places,, and da the work laUsfpe
torlty. The employers hope to dispense* with
the “ minders " oltogetlicr. One or two mills
have refturhed In consequence of large and prut*
liable orders. The reduction of wages will bft a
condition of the resumption of labor, and, prob
ably, short time. The strike lias entered upon
thefourth-week, and.there boa been lost, In
wages alone, £OO,OOO. There is great distress,
aqd appeal* are making lor the relief of the la
boring classes.
Olodstoni’s willingness to contest Edinburg*
sbiro for the House of Commons is conditioned
on the assurances, by the Liberal committees
.thllt.tofty can MS™* ill# ./ty* ppispti is.
"belnfaOousCrviUvo.• l <t
Loxdox, Dec. 19—Lord' Boaconsfield to-dav,
receiving a testimonial from the British real*
dents of Californio, said that on his return from
Berlin bo was much gratified at the recognition
bis efforts received from the colonics, but this
testimonial from the British residents of a great
country like-the United Status was esooclaily
pleasing. The Treaty of Berlin, ho believed,
would tend to the pacification of Europe. In
that belief it was mode, and though there might
bo those desiring Its (allure, that was not the.
feeling of the signatory Powers, who sro deter
mined to sec the trial? executed. All the con
ditions under which Cyprus had been secured
and to enable the Sultan to carry out the regen
eration of the most important part of his do-*
minions, have boon fulfilled. As ablation,Cyprus
was not second In value to Malta.
LoNDofr, Dec. 10.—The Time hi Us financial
article ssyst “There la a good demand fur
money maintained at the flank of England.
Huron per centum has been chanted for advances.
It is quite possible that. In spite of the Influx of
gold from abroad, the flank return will show
further reduction of thoroiorve. it U impor
tant In the present circumstances that 100 much
should not bo made of this circumstance. It Is
due almost 6ut(roly to the'unprecedented ex
pansion of the note circulation at a most incon
venient season of the year. At tbo present
moment the banka, in London more particular
ly, biro very large unemployed bal
ances, and, through their Ulstnciinatiou
to afford the usual accommodation, tbo
demand ta thrown upon tbo flank of
England. Simultaneously with this pressure
securities have been realised to a (ante extent,
ami the proceeds sept into the provinces. It
should be Impressed upon those who do not an
solutelf need money that they only tend to ag
gravate the temporary stringency by hoarding
up unnecessary supplies. There Is no commer
cial demaud worth speaking of,'and there cau
consequently bo uo cause for the existing tight*
ness alter tuo turn pf the year, provided fresh
financial dllltculltaa do not arise to create far
ther distrust." * '
Mr. Welsh, the American Minister, is Improv
The slate quarrymeu at flaogor, Wales, re
mum work ou tho masters’ terms.
Romb, Dec. 10.—The MrrtuijaUert pewsosoer.
,remarks that the ( now Ministry includes nono
of blgnor Nlcotcrs’s adherents. Its opponent*,
if they unite, will consequently have a majority.''
Uoiiß. Dec. lit—Nearly oil the Journals aro
'Unfavorable to tho- new Cabinet, which is con
sidered merely traditional. Count Cortl will
resume the post of Ambassador to Constanti
nople. ,
Lobdov, Deo. I|).— The harbor of Koolgsburg,
Prussia, ta closed by Ire.
1 Bantus, Dec. 10,—The Uovoroment Coimnlt
raittee of Inquiry rejected Prince flUmsrck’a
tobacco-monopoly scheme, ana favors a dutv
according to weight, as advocated by the Na
tional Liberals. It U believed that Bismarck
will not accept tho decision.
The. florialist newspaper has beau
suppressed- - .
Vabis, Dec, TV.—The Senators of the Left,
barp add/essetj a'manifesto to tna fleoslorisi
electors, polntlpy out tho prosperity secured
by tbo Republic and the latent divisions aptoug.
the ifUicttnuteU, .
VattJiiLLV*, Dec. 10.—Tbo Senate adopted
the budget ol rerun*#.
»»* torn, -
Pearii, Dec. ly.—Ttio iluoparian Diet* by*
vole ot 17V (o 135* ba* outborixcd the Gprern
meat to Uaue 40,UU),U0U florins la fold rentes (o
redeem Uu> Traaaury baud*. -
tiii oovruxoa or muco iu« a ukctinu
or citux.s* rmau uioa—rtva nu>wi*a*T
<* rrttuonJ*nc* A’aw York tltrulJ.
Oitt or Mexico, Dec. 7.—1 am just lu re
ceipt of a dispatch from Guadalajara, State of
louiaiuiu/ tbe imwt startllmr new*.
Cold-blooded assassination has apparently b<>cn
reaortcd to by the amenta of the present Go*,
ernmont to, check the expression of opinion.
The newly-electcd Governor of the Stale l( f
Jalisco, Bcnor Rlettra, a firm partisan of Val.
Isrlc, has decreed an extraordlnarv tat of 1 per
cent po all real estate and capital. That Is tn
say, If a tnan owns land that the Assessors sin
fit to estimate as worth •100,00') (probable twta
,U) Vi iV e Ji. bl 2.iwl»l to market) he nnu>, at on™
pay 11,000. This, in addition to Dm teg £
otieroua taxes,. A merchant who may 1m unfur.
Whale enough to have $300,000 worth of stock
on hand, (oh which same slock, within the lan
two years, ho may have paid a heavy prtitamJy
must strain band over $3,000 fiifl. 0)
» C:°nvlm«d'Of the Injustice and hardship 0 f
XhU lay,.-the werehaniao! Guadalajara and other
towns lu the State telegraphed to President
IJlax a protest, and n«ked fur protection from
the General unvcriimunf. No answer to this
apnea) was receive I, however, and when this far
was baliijreollwfed all who protested against It
wore at onoo Imprisoned by onlcr of Gov. Utcs.
tra. The merchants Who had signed the teio
cram to the I'reslueut were all Imprisoned with,
out delay.
On rt.cvenlnijot llio W fmt. tho nmole ot
Gsmlalajara held a mms-mcellngou the puhlj?
equoru ol that city to protest against these
oultdffcoon proceedings. Iho fnlolerani
Governor, to coovluce the people of Quadulniara
. tl,e ? ~h ia •"> rtnlit .rmitver,
either to ‘hold mass-meetings or to protest
against anv net of his, ordered a detachment of
troops out of the Government palace. These
troops drew up In. fine, ond. without the shjrijt
cil warning, fired on the paaoonble crowd, kill
ing In pure wantonneas five of Guadalajara's
prominent merchants. lam anxiously awaiting
names and details. It fs reported thatono of
the slain *s» an English cUlren. Buch Is the
boasted security of life and property of which
the Mexican Minister Zanmcona h«« been boast*
lug to the merchants of Chicago.
ft* trial fHoMtteh tn ffit THbum.
Jourt, JH., Deo. 19.—Charles Colbert, an em
pJojo of the Joliet Rolling Mills, was run over
last nlglil by a switch ougjnu op the Chicago &
Alton Railroad, between the city and the mill?
ami Instantly billed, Deceased bad liveU bera
nhoiu six weeks, ami was a comparative sirao«-
er. An Inquest was hold,
: JWrtll niwMtM U) Tt\t TrthMi «.
KalAMakoo,' Mich., Deo. 10.— The train ont
on fbe Grand Ibwds «fe Indiana Railroad, three
tnUes north of. i‘J«lnwell. struck ft aiuLrh cron
rustho track At that point. The alelch con
tained a man named John Mclntyre am) wile
and three children. Mr. Mclulyro and on*
child were Instantly killed. Mrs. Mclntyre and
other children were badly Injured, with
snelit hopes or recovery. Mclntyre was a farm
er llTlnffyjsar flalpwelf.
’ “ " "fiji'cATt 7)7tn x»« Trtbtm*.
MiLWAtTKBB, W|ft„ Dec. in.— Shortly before 0
o’clock title evenly a locomotive oo tho North
m-n plvUlon of the Chicago. Milwaukee & Bi.
Haul Hallway wmk«dft»|oHh and . killed the
occupant at the croMinif near Hio Driving Park
Krounda, beyond toe cite lluilta. Deceased was
a laborer namca Voter Hroaach* realdlnjr near
the corner of Fond dn f.ac *vcuao aod North
>lre«t. He leaves a family.
•ObVTSLAiro, 0., Dec. 10—Dr. George W.
Ainiref, the woll-knowfi veterinary surgeon,
died. itds evening Iron* the effect® of a pistol*
•hot received 1 early Wednesday morning. De
ceased oud an old friend, John B. Rice, were
visiting ipgether, when Jilw draw a revolver to
showAlngcr. The weapon was in some wov
discharged, and the ball entered Alnger’a abdo
men Klco waa arrested, but claims that the
snooting War accidental, lie will bo examined
Feturday.. The two men were old friends.
-Klco la a watlHo-do fanner In Ashtabula
roon whisky.
'Betel'll nivate* to TH* TWfruiu.
Davempoiit. la., Doc. IV.—James Gallagher,
a farmer of Muscatine County, came to town
yesterday with a load of com, which having
sold be Imbibed a quantity of liquor and start
ed for home. Tills morning bis dead body was
found frozen stiff in an unoccupied house where
ho had formerly lived, pis horses were found
in the Geld pear by, and the wagon in a dlu-a
.■fcWW-itule* bark. Gallagher was a widower,
Bptfal DitpateJt tas ZXtuna.
UcnUMOTon, is., Doc. 10—While out hunt
ing today, Val Mendel, of the Alble Untan, had
a gun bunt in his hands, be receiving injuries
about the head aud face that may result in tbs
Joss of an eye.
Allentown, P*., Dee. 10.—At Trelchlers.
Pa. f to-day, the clothing of a child of Mrs.
Mlnlcb was accidentally act oo (Ire. nod Id the
'attempt to extinguish tbo (lamea tbo mother aod
•child burned to dealt). v
Br. Paul, Dec. 10.—A Duluth special to tbo
Ploueer-J'ntt lays that Sira. Funk, wife of a
brewer (hero, was probably fatally burned bv
her clothing taking tiro from a store while
sleeping near It.
Cohoes, Ni Y,,'Dcc. 10.—Patrick Uourks and
family of five.children, residing st the Corner
of Elm street and flowery, were all burned to
death by lira In their home lost night.
Testimony of Halsey Btavons, Secretary of
tbo Company. .
SptcM tUmxUch to TA« TVMtrae.
■ IlAUTrono. Cohn., Dec,' 18.—Thu event of the
Charier Oak conspiracy trial to-day was tbs evi
dence of Halsey fltevons, Secretary of the Com
ipouy now aod lor several years, including the
.period of tho Purbor management. This wit
ness wss on the stand five hours. |il« most Im
portant evidence related to the signing of the
famous Furbcr contract, under which assets
represented to bo worth fftoo,ooo were contrib
uted. and it soossred In evidence that he knew
nothing of Furbcr uud Wiggle, nor of the exact
! terms of the contract, until called to affix hi*
'signatureas Secretary. 'All the pullmlnarlcs
• were arranged by President SValkeley and Vice-
President Whits, and ou the day of
signing the contract Stevens was culled
Into tho Directors’ room, where Furber
read the contract. He had understood
’from Walkeley that the Directors had approved
‘themeasure,and, therefore, regarded It as a
; duty to give Uls 'signature- J'urber remarked
> that be wanted the witness to consider tbs eon
tract carefully, for, if ho did. not approve U
j-fully, ha (Furbey) would bavu pothlng more to
'do whit th« affair,' Furber asked If the witness
l obs«rvo«J anything objectionable, and when tho
witness suggested that be did not quite like
having no limit to tho extra compensation that
might bo voted Pnrber for extra service and
risks Incurred, Furbcr satisfied his doubts by
an explanation that this compensation would
ho passed upou by (he board of Directors.
. a majority always to bo residents of
Hartford. Furber also questioned tho witness
whether there Went any other plan that
.set forth In tho contract by which tho impair
ment of capital could he made good, and a sug
gestion discussed was to shut oif new business,
and in tl,me the Company would Improve Us
upUdUlup by the recuperation Incidental to the
system. Evidently the witness concluded that
thy contact ulsy was host, and out only signed
■ thft dOKmrwent, bat gavo his full approval of the
plan. During the examlnstluu the witness two
read at length extracts from the record of tbs
Directors’ meothiga under the Further regime,
showing the authorisation of various real estate
aod low transactions. Tue prosaeutlou i&sde
it gain In getting .Jo evidence tho an
num Statement .for 1875, tbo ruhog
oqtyf which heretofore has placed them at a
disadvantage. It was admitted to-day la' the
fofiy ol so original document, the signatures
pryylfig to bo avoiding *0 the gtoie'Uw. tTue
only other witness was TV. D. Thurman. Bur*
vcypr. who examined tho (Joiupauv's West > If*
glnfa property, and testified Hut the Comply
had overvalued It la tholr assets.
gmdai DUaeUtM to 1%4 Tritutio.
Milwaukkb. WU.. ; Dcc.l9.—Thle afternoon
William Holbrook, of baseball notoriety, and a
member of Iml year’* local League nine* took
unio himself as wile'MU* Mary O’Conner, a
dauebtet of Detecilre Jcre O'Connor, of tbn
Milwaukee police force. Tlic ceremony woe per
formed »l St, Gall'* Cburcb by tbe lUv. VatUac
Laluiidrrc. The toople will settle dow\\ to
bouscUceolna atnuec. HolbrooK bus pone In’. j
business here, with the lutuutiou of bccouu'.i; a
pcrmaucut resident.

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