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'•ws mb day ot ApHl neat.
* W. 31. I.AIIUAUEE, Secretary.
Wie- t£hi ratio
Programme Agreed upon
the House Republican
They Will Oppose the Political
Clauses by Every Possi
ble Means,
And Propose Amendments to Test
the Honesty of the
They Resolve that Wo Pairs
with Democrats ShaU
Be Allowed.
Consideration of the Army Appropriation
Sill Practically Finished in
iho Souse.
The Railroad Telegraph Pro
vision Adopted With
out Opposition.
Why Carter H. Harrison’s
“Vindication ” Is Not
A Matter Demanding Full Explana
tion on the Part of
Secretary Sliermau’s Keport of His
Healings with the Syn
He Has Saved Over $600,000 from
tbo Expenses Allowed
Nprefal Dispatch in The Tribune.
Washington, D. C., March 2“.—Tlio House
Republicans this afternoon held a caucus to de
termine upon their action with respect to tho
Appropriation bills. The result was very har
monious. “The party,” said ono of the fore
most men In It to-night, “will stand like a
rock.” Tho Caucus Committee first submitted
Us report through Gen. Garfield, Chairman.
This report gave a comprehensive view of the
situation, and was unanimously adopted. Tho
conclusions of the report and of the caucus gen
erally may ho thus summarized: The,first point
that will bo made Is that tho political amend
ments are not in order on Appropriation bills.
Although thu same amendments were Incorpo
rated In the bill In tho last Congress, It Is not
generally known that tho Speaker
He was not called upon to do bo. It Happened
that tho Republicans who most closely watched
tho parliamentary points were absent from the
Chamber for a few moments, during which
Abram 8. Hewitt moved the amendments, ami
they were allowed to cornu In without any point
being made by the Republicans present that they
were uot In order. Amendments were in order
only under Democratic rule, which provides
that now legislation cannot bo allowed on Appro*
prlntlon bills unless they show affirmatively a
retrenchment of expenses on their face. Tho
words, “And keen the peace ut the polls,” tho
Republicans will argue, do not carry auy re*
trcnchiucQt upou their laces .
for the reason that the army has tohomalu
talned at tho same expense, whether It Is at any
time used to keep the peace ut the polls or not.
Tho Republicans of course expect that Speaker
Randall will rule that tho amendments are in
order, although It is difficult to see In what way
he can justify his rulings. The point of order
overruled, tho Republicans will oppose tho
amendments on their merits, and will
in&Ut upon tho fullest opportunity fur
amendment and debate. It tho Democrats do
not allow this tho Republicans will enforce their
demand by resort to filibustering, and, to make
their demand more effective, will -decline to
pair with the Democrats. But after sufficient
opportunities for debate and amendment have
been offered, the Republicans will not seek to
defeat the bill by dilatory motions.
of tho Republicans will bo the fact that tho law
as the Democrats propose to* leave it degrades
tho United States, and leaves the General Gov
ernment on on Inequality with the States.
It Is believed that most Btatot au
thorize ..the use of militia to'*'keep
tho peace at tho polls or at any
other place ou election-day, oral auy other time.
Tho Republicans will Insist that in a general
election, where tho United Stales should bo tho
supreme control, the authority must be at least
on au equality of that of the States; that U wilt
not do to say that Ulllo Clubs, White-Liners,
Red Shirts, and all tho machinery of bulldozing
iu the guise of a partisan State militia
to co to the polls at the Federal election, while
unv Government olllccr who shall go near the
polls with an armed force for nuy purpose shall
be liable to heavy duo and Imprisonment,
More than that, Uopuhllcons In consideration
in caucus of the amendments proposed by the
Democrats discovered new causes for alarm.
Kelfcr, of Ohio, first called attention to the
trick. The present law reeds:
Bee. 2,00*1. No military or naval oftlcer, or other
person engaged lu tliu civil, military, or naval
service of Ida Untied Bute*, shall order, bring,
keep, or have under hi* authority and control any
troops or armed men nt a place where any general
or special election 1* held la any Bute, unless It bo
necessary to repel armed enemies of the United
BUtes or to keep the peace at thu polls. .
The hill as proposed by the Democrats repeals
the words, “Or to keep tho. peace ot thu polls."
A close examination of the language of thu law
aa it would be loft shows that thu Democrats go
'farther than to keep any military olllecr from
thu polls with troops to keep tho peace. They
keep away'
of the United States accompanied by on un
armed posse. Ttds would pruveut thu United
Slates Marshal from going with an armed posse,
or with armed policemen,, to the polls to sup
press a riot; would prevent a tegular United
States Marshal from going with an
armed posse, or armed himself, to
thu rescue of any Supervisor who might
bu assailed, and would in fact preyed bringing
auy civil posse of thu Uulted States tu tho polls
lor any purpose whatever.
Thu point was very strongly made lu caucus
that the jaw proposed by thu Democrats In this
Army bill really covered all that they hope to
secure by Mid repeal ot the Supervisor law on
the Legislative WU.
Mr. Houk, of Tennessee, a Southern member,
(misted that under the law as It would eland
In the South, and would not bo able to remain
at the polls.
Thereweren great many short speeches,the (Ivo
mmuto rule having been adopted. Mr. Garfield
npoko first, submitting the report of the Caucus
Committee, outlining what he thought should
be the Republican position. Mr. Cannon, of
Illinois, desired to know whether Mm Republic*
ana were disposed to enter upon a light that
would not bo a winning one, but was very rcso*
lute In Ids determination not to allow the
United States to be degraded.
Anson McCook, of New York, did not feel
comfortable at Urn thought that Urn annvinlglit
he disbanded nt the end of the fiscal year, hut
indicated his purpose to stand resolutely with
the Republicans.
Mr. Field, of Boston, thought that some of
the propositions proposed by Mm Democrats
would meet bis approval, If submitted as in*
dependent measures, but he should stand with
bis party lu opposing them In an appropriation
Generally Mie debate was harmonious, and
Die final decision was an united one.
Qon. Maker, of Indiana, submitted to the
caucus the tlirce following amendments, which
lie promises to olTur us amendments to the
Democratic propositions on tbo Army Appro
priation bill. These three amendments, If
adopted, would help to place the United Himes
to some extiht on an equality with the States
with regard to Federal elections:
No military oillcer or other person connected
with any military organization existing in any
State shall order, attend, or participate In any
muster or gathering of such military organization
or any part thereof at any time within lltlccn days
Immediately preceding tho holding of any general
or special election formich Representatives tn Con
gress, and any person who shall violate any of iho,
provisions aforesaid shall be lined not exceeding
gr»,000 and be Impnsnnedat hard labor pot leas than
three months nor more than three years.
No person other than United States and State
civil oOlcers. armed- with any gun, shotgun, re
volver, or otner firearm, or having In his hands or
upon his person any dlrß, howlc-khlfe, club, blud
geon, or other deadly weapon, shall, on tbo day of
nnv general or special election held hi any State at
which Hcpresontatlves in Congress are to bo voted
for, or on the days,provided for the registration of
voters for the election of such lieprercniatlvc?, 11
approach nearer than onn half-mile to any snch
voting-place or place of registration in any State,
anil any person who shall violate any of the pro
visions aforesaid shall bo fined nut exceeding
Sfi.ouo, and ho Imprisoned at hard labor not leas
than three months nor more than throe years.
Insert after Line 8, In Sue. 0, tho following:
And no officer or other person belonging to tho
militia farce of any State, and no oillcer or other
perion belonging to any volunteer or other military
organization existing under tho laws of any Slate,
shall order, bring, keep, or have turner hi* author
ity or control any troops or armed men at the place
where any general or special election is held in any
State for the election of Representatives in Con
gress, unless.tt shall bo neccsiaryio repel tho
armed enemies of tbo United States or of said
State, or to suppress a riot, under the same penal
ties as above.
Tn the nVilmt a undated Press.
Washington, D. C., March 27.—A caucus of
Iho Republican members of the House was lield
Immediately after thu adjournment to-day, Mr.
Fryo presiding, for tho . purpose of. discussing
Urn situation in regard to the political clauses
which thu majority has determined to incorno
rate in the Army uml Legislative, Executive mid
Judicial Appropriation hills. The subject was
very generally discussed, and tho sentiment was
unanimous In opposition to the programme ar
ranged. bv tho Democrats. Messrs. Uarlicld,
iCeiler, Wiliams (Wls.), Belfort, Conger, mid
others 'made sustaining the
views above Indicated, and It was finally agreed
that every endeavor should be made by the mi
nority to prevent the nnujagoof Ihobllls named
above unless they shall bo relieved uf the pro
visions In question. The sense of the caucus
was Uiat If thu Democrats should Insist upon
carrying,out the plan already adopted by them,’
the effect. would be tho stoppage of the wheels
of the Government, and the majority would bo
responsible for the result.
Thu following resolution was adopted without
Jlttolval, That it I* the sense of this caucus that
hereafter, and unltl the appronriattou bills arc dis
posed of, no pairs by Republicans shah under any
coiiHlilcrnlion be made. ■
This resolution appears to indicate a determi
nation on the purl of the Republicans to resort
to filibustering rather than recede in auy man
ucr from tho position they have taken.
Special Dispute* fo The Tribune.
Washington, D. C., March li7, —‘The Demo
cratic Senators find it impossible to escape the
crowds of office-seekers. Tho announcements
by the newly-sleeted officers that they do not
propose to make any present chances in tho
force under them seems to have failed of the
desired effect. The corridors have been packed
during (he sessions of the Senate, mid tho door
keepers and paces have been busy taking cards
to Senators, and the latter have been kept on
the Jump responding. One means of approach
lug Senators has, however, been cut off. The
new, Sergeant-at-Anns has been called to the
rescue, ami n now order has been Issued which
keeps all American citizens except Senators mid
attendants of the Senate from tho floor before
a session ami after adjournment. This shutting
tho Senate Chamber from citizens la thus prac
ticed for tho first lime by tho Democracy.
Tho Indianapolis dispatches to tho New York
Times giving details of tho Indictments, trials,
and compromises of Mr. Bright, Bergcant-at-
Arms of the Senate, havo created a lively sensa
tion hero among the Democrats. They are of
such a specific character that tho opinion Is gen
eral that the Senate will bo obliged to tako no
tice of them. There Iscoiißldurablefeclingover
tho fact that Senators Voorhccs and McDonald,
both of whom were cognizant of oil tho details
of this case, should have given such strenuous
support to u man for a Senate office whom they
must havo known would he at once put upuu
the defensive, and the Democrats of the Senate
will be placed with him lu a very anuoylug posi
Tlio Senate Committee on Privileges mid
Elections now has Ingalls' caso fairly hcforo
them. They will not bo ns anxious to wake a
vacancy (a Kansas os lu Louisiana, alncu there Is
no ciiancc of the election of a Democrat. Still
there Is a good deal of Domoctallu support. far
an Investigation, and the fact that Senator In*
galls has not himself demamlcd an Investigation
has crested considerable unfavorable comment.
Messrs. Blaine, Hoar, mid Dawes showed the
Democratic Senators to*day that the Republican
minority ora not mure automatons, to he moved
to und iro us thu majority may desire. Senator
Blaine was singularly happy In obtaining from
Senator Beck an admission that hu was not will*
Jug to discuss Senator Hoar’s resolution until
(hu decision of the Democratic caucus should be
known. This, Blaluu said, vras placing thu bush
nc** of tlic Senate, und of thu country, In thu
bunds of a committee of safety uukuuwu to
thu Constitution.
It is probable that by Monday
1o Hoar, and if bo does a general debate will
ensue. It was evident to-day strut tho attempt
tu apply thu gag-law Tuesday ufteruouo had
been found to be indefensible, am) Buck accord
ingly apologized. The discussion hud some
amusing feature!, and was full of embarrass
ments (or the Democrats. The most remarka
ble speech perhaps was that ot Senator Bayard,
who Is rapidly losing the hold which hu has had
ou (he conservative men un account of thu fact
tlmt ambition is forcing him Into what appears
to bu u surrender of ins principles. He said to
day that his parly was not led by the Dictator
of caucus; that there was hut one guide
which ho und his party followed, and dial was
tho Ccusiltutiuu. Yet Mr. Bayard comes fresh
from a parly caucus, where it is known that ho
denounced the measures of his party as irregular
Dan Voorhees and Beck are the most out
spoken of Utu roaußglng politicians of thu uew
regime. Voorhccs plainly told the Republican*
to-dav Unit the legislation of the country did
notconcern (lium; Hint too Democrat# alone nro
responsible for It: that they urotmic fo do an
Uicv please:-and that, when thecaucus eels
ready to frame nny legislation or submit any
ptoposlilotis, Hie Democrats In their own good
time will present (hum to (lie Hcnulu, pas* them
an (lu> uanuun lias decreed them, mul Utc Repub
licans could make Utc most of It.
h'pfetal niipalcA to The Tribune.
Washington, D. C., March 27.—Tim House
to-day practically lliilshcd the Army bill, ex
cept ibe section relating U> tbo use of troops at
the polls. This won reserved for general do.
bate, which is expected to-morrow. The bill
excludes all army reorganization, mid is substan
tially tho same as wan agreed upon in the last
Conference Committee, excepting the clause re
garding the polls. It retains the rullwav tele
graph clause exactly os (lasted by the House
and amended In Urn Senate. Thin passed to
day without Adlsseotlng vote, as It did In the Inst
Congress. It Is regarded as certain that ItAvlll
pass tho Senate and bo agreed to In conference.
The hope of the opponents of this feature is hi
a defeat of the bill from the Republicans* refusal
to agree to
In fact, there has been a general belief that the
fact that the telegraph section was in the hill
had much more to do with the disagreement In
conference than tho section regarding soldiers
at the polls. Tills opinion gained ground from
the earnest part which two members of the con
ference, one a Democrat and one n Republican,
took In defeating the proposition looking to
cheaper telegraphing.
'rile Btock Democratic amendment to reduce
Die array to 15,000 was ottered again, but It was
nt once apparent that it bas little strength lu
Congress, being beaten by more than 3 to 1.
The Greenbackers voted with the Hcpublicans
on tills proposition, but they drew the line In
military affairs at smooth-bore guns, and most
of them voted with Uic Democrats against on
Increased appropriation for
The House amended ttie section authorising
the Secretary of War to Issue small arms, field
artillery, and shelter-tents to colleges and uni
versities, first to include high schools and then
normal schools, on motion ot Harry White, hut
before tills provision was extended to primary
schools Gen. Hawley, in a few words, showed
the absurdity of thus spreading artillery over
the country, mid putting It Into the hands of
those who could not lake proper care of U even
if the Government could spare it, and the House
struck out the whole section.
Special DlUMtch to The Tribune
Washington, D. C., March 27. —The attack
of cx-Doorkceper Polk Upon Carter Harrison
has attracted considerable attention among the
members of his Committee on Civil-Service Ke
form who aro left in this Congress, itopre
eentotlvo James, of Now York, a member of
that Committee In the last Congress, on speak
ing of tiie matter to-day, said in substance this:
In the last week of the-Host Congress the
Civil-Service Committee mot,to audit the ac
counts and to secure payment for the persons en
titled to payment. Several fclalms were applied
for by Harrison to the amount of about $503.
Harrison insisted upon iiiein being paid. The
rest of the Committee unanimously
of these sums, claiming that were not due or
proper. Mr. Jam esundorstocitj however,that In the
closing hours of tlio'Cooureajyvaltor the Clvll-
Scrvleo Committee had adjourned without day,
and had practically disbanded Carter Harrison
scoured Hie payment of tilt*’ sum which the
Committee had refused to audit, and declared
should not bo paid. If so, Mr. James
said that ho thought .Mr. Hdtmlson lyid done de
cidedly wrong. “If colled upon bv the Grand
Jury,” said Mr. James, • “1 shall makethis
statement, and, If Harrison has done what It la
claimed he has, he should hq punished.”
It appears that Harrison has
witvmss a i.ettkil to james
asking him to vindicate him..> James has written
a letter, In which Garth,, of Arkansas, has
Joined, telling Harrison substantially what is
contained in this statement. Mr. James de
clined to furnish a copy of this letter for pub-
Kcatlou, but said he would do so If Carter Har
rison did not choose to publish it. The records
oi the Committee 'sustain Air. James* state
ment In every particular. The records show
Unit the Committee refused! to pnv certain men
whose names were upon the pay-roll; that, in
the face of this action of the Committee, the
men were subsequently paid by order of Carter
Washington, D. C., .March 27.—The Senate
received to-day Irani the {secretary of the Treas
ury, in response to 51r. Soulsbury’s resolution
of the tilth of January, detailed Information re
garding the refunding of United States bonds
from the year 1802 to the present time. Tito
Secretory gives the history of the various con
tracts with the Syndicates, etc., and says: “In
no case has the public money boon delivered to
any parties upon collateral or otherwise. I am
also pleased to state that, after paying the com
pensations and expenses of the Issues, so far ns
can be ascertained to date, there remains in Uie
Treasury, unexpended of the amount allowed
by law, $037,8111. No favors have been
shown any of the subscribing parties. I have
the honor to suggest that, if the Senate deem
the mutter of sulHdcnt Importance,, a commit
tee bo authorized to examine into the method
employed by the Treasury in refunding the
debt, to the cud that any existing methods nut
deemed proper or expedient may be aban
doned and belter schemes devised. I shall also
bo pleased to consult with any member of the
{Senate who may have any suggestions to offer
In the matter, and to open to his inspection all
the books and records of the Department, show
ing in detail (lie transactions in the Issue and
redemption of the public debt."
New York, March 27.—The following loiter
from Becretury Sherman to Treasurer Gllllllun
Is made public:
Km: As It Is desirable to make payments of cnl|.
cd bond* In u tnuiiu that will hast illsiuru the mar
ket, ym« will draw from llio depository bank* Ifto
proceeds of the 1 per com bauds only when re
gutted to make a payment of called bonds, atm In
proportion from llio several depositories to thu
umuiuits belli by ilium, ns near ns may bu, in sums
of SI.UUU. Tbo imnifv in (ho Tri-usury, received
for 4 per cent bonds. •tioutd bo applied to tbo pay
ment of culled bonds bufuru such drafts are made.
When practicable, drain upon depository banks
lor transfers of clopnslismi uccunni of tbo prococds
of I pur cunt nuuds imtv bu so drawn us lu bo pay.
üblunl the option uf llio bunk, ibrmiali tbo Now
York UlcnrlDg-Uouse. Ilians ut. depository banks
In cities oilier limn New York should bu drawn u
snlMclenl . time In advance lu meet the pujuionls
lucre. Payment by culled bunds should bu truulod
ns u payment In mmiuy s« of the dstu when it
would under thu order be required.
Bueetal Wipctlch f» T*» rrtftunr.
Washington, D. C., March 27.—'The Oliver-
Cameron trial 10-day hud no sensational inci
dents. The flcnlllcant feature of the testimony
was the evident attempt of Hen. Duller to show
that thu Widow Oliver has a monomania on the
subject of her daughter. A number uf extraor
dinary postal cards to different J’oslmosters
wero introduced tending to show this, mid It U
understood that some of thu Olivers of the Navy
Department will bo summoned to prove
that Dot long since thu widow appeared
at the Department insisting that a United
Dimes vessel had lauded her daughter on some
desolate part of the North Carolina coast.where
she was living lu destitution, und that a United
Dtaius vessel should be sent lu search of her.
Thera were further witnesses, experts In hand-
writing, nod ollicrn, wtio testified as to Senator
Cameron's handwriting, mid to their belief that
(be letters which aro the foundation of the caso
arc fooleries.
7'rt the Wniem Aftunnfrd Prrit.
WasHinotok. I). C.. March 37.—fu theOlfvcr-
Camnron earn to-day several letters written to
the Postmaster at Mlllersburg, Ky.. by Mrs.
Oliver asking about her daughter Alice, nnd re
questing him to find out nnd let her know
Alice 1 * whereabouts; olio saving slip hud Itenrd
that Oliver bad murdered Iter, were rend and
acknowledged by plaintlll as having been writ
ten by her. A numltcr of witnesses testified
Unit some of the letters said to have been writ
ten by Cameron were evidently forgeries.
Washington, D. C., March 27.—The Wallace
(Senate) Committee to-day resumed Us Inquiry
Into election matters of 1878.
The cX'Secrctury of the Senate, Gorham, pro
duced the hooks of subscriptions in the Depart
ments mid Uie list of moneys sent to dUlcrcnt
States. Tho National Committee added nine
teen Southern Congressional districts with an
average of €(XVI, and fifty-eight Northern dis
tricts with an average of $713. No aid was giv
en to 213 districts. The contributions of the
Federal officers in Wisconsin went to the State
The subscriptions in the book used In tho
Treasury Department are headed by the name
of Secretary Sherman; of tno Post-Ofilco De
partment, by the Second Assistant Postmaster-
General; of the Agricultural Department, by
Commissioner Le Due; of the Sixth Auditor’s
office, by the Sixth Auditor.
The money sent to Indiana was put in the
bands of Mr. Blair, with the witness’ recom
mendation as to Its use.
was to devote the money to close districts.
About nine districts in Ohio were thus helped.
The Uorarlaa of the Senate helped Mr. Gor
ham to compile a sort of Ilepubilcao campaign
test-book, and was paid $350. 'Hie work did
not interfere with his olilcial duties. N'o deduc
tion was made In his salary as Librarian on ac
couns of his working for the Committee.
The witness thought the subscription in the
Treasury* Department might amount to $13,000
or $13,000, Instead of $7,000 or $8,003, us stated
About $3,000 was subscribed In the Vost-Oflico
Department. Very little was got from the in
terior Department.
United States Marshal for the Eastern District
of Pennsylvania, testified that he thought, us
lar as United Slates Supervisors and Marshals
are concerned, Pidladcloliia can do without
them very well. The expenses of United States
Supervisors amounted to $37,440. Special at
tention was paid to Hand all’s district, because
It was in a bad part of the city, where riots fre
quently occur.
Sueaal filwaten to The Tribune.
Washington, D. C., March 37.—Dr. 11. A.
Johnson, ot Chicago, and all other members of
the Yellow-Fever Hoard of Health, were con
firmed (liis afternoon with tbo exception of Dr.
Verdi, homeopath, and Dr. Stephen Smith, of
New York. The last two names were held over
for further consldf rallou.
TV) the RVitem Prttt.
Washington, D. C., March 27.—The proceed
ings by the Court of Inquiry fu the Fltz-John
Verier case hove reached the President, and it
can bo slated on good authority that the find
ings are in every woy lu hU favor.
Tlic Senate rejected the nomination of Wilson
51, Stanley, of Illinois, to bo Indian Agent at
Las t'ltias, Col.
Continuations—'William A. Herron, Pension
Agent ut I’ittsbunr; Edward M. Nell, Secretory
of Locution to Mexico.
Drs. Hosmer A. Johnson, of Illinois; S. M.
Bemis, Henry J. Bowditeh. James M. Cabell,
utul Hubert W. Mitchell, of Tennessee, mem*
hers of the National hoard of Health.
Two others remain to be conlirujod.
Sverlat to Cincinnati Caimntrrlnl.
Washington, I). C., March SiO-—Ti»e follow
ing comparative table will show the croivtb of
American commerce during the last ten yours.
Tin* eighteen articles of American produce ami
merchandise are taken from among those of
which there has been the largest shipment, and
the llgurcs show the value of each article ex
ported In 1888, the value exported In JS7B, and
the Increase:
in Itrtfe.
A grkalturtl
1.1 Vl* Bluett...
IWciii an d
$ (17,1,3ril I
722. a.iSi
C «>i k* nud
tan. too
0 t cupper
ami brusi...
Fancy arti
cles, combs.
POllI, etc...
Hemp, niul
Irun ami men
LeailnT. uml
2114. PHI
Oil rake
Ordnance and
ord'u Blares
buttor and
The total vatuo of domestic produce and mcr*
chnnlse exported last year (1878) was $880,708,-
208. Of this, 27.52 per cent was cotton; 28.12
per ceut was hrcutl and brcudsnlfs: 17.78 per
cent was provisions; 0.00 per cent was mineral oil;
4.U 1 .) percent was tobacco; 2.4lpcr oent was wood;
2.28 per cent was Iron mid steel; and 1.18 per
cent was leather. The four commodities first
named (cotton, breadstuff*, provisions, uml min
eral oils) constitute 75.1 per cent ot the entire
exportations from the United Stales.
The total value of porcly agricultural prod
ucts during 1878 was $538,038,951. Of these,
IKI..VJ per cent was cotton; 22.75 per cent wiieat;
8.85 per cent was bacon uml liums; 8.21 per
cent was corn and corn-iniul; 5.80 per cent was
lard; 4.83 percent was leaf tobacco; 2.83 per
cent was cheese; uml 1.25 per cent was tallow.
Over 80per cent ol these commodities (except
cotton) was produced hi the Status ot Ohio,
Michigan. Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri,
lowa, Minnesota, Kansas, ami Nebraska.
Washington. D. C., March 27,—1n tlio
Senate numerous bills weru Introduced. It was
rcsuhccl Unit when the Donato adjourn it bu to
Monday next.
Mr. Hoar's resolution of Tuesday, declaring
the course of the majority revolutionary, clc.,
was taken up.
lit a running debate, Mr. Hoar charged Hint
(he majority had usurped the functions of legis
lation bv maturing measures In caucus, thus
anticipating constitutional forms.
Messrs. Heck, Huyard, und Voorhcos replied,
saying that the Democrats wore acting with
cuuliuu and circumspection, width was uluro
than tbo Hcpubheaus had duuo whou In thu ms
jorlly. *.
Without disposing of thu subject, the Senate
went into executive session.
When the doors reopened, adjourned uuti
In the House. Mr. Suarks Introduced the
Army Appropriation bill. Ho stated that it was
substantially llio bill which passed the lust
House, with the reorganization features stricken
out. it retains the clause prohibiting the use uf
troops at (he pulls.
The bill was interred to Committee of the
Whole, umt the House went into Committee.
A motion to reduce the army to 15,000 men
was rejected—sS to 110.
The provision allowing a deficiency in one item
of the appropriation fur pay to bu msdo uulrum
an excess iu any other item under (he ssmu gen
eral head, was stricken out. The opposition
came Irout both sides, the provision being te-
carded ns a violation of tho existing law, nod
danccrojH authority to bo conferred on the De
TbeorovUlon In regard to railroad compmlcs
doing a general telegraph business was passed
without discussion.
Mr. Reagan moved to strike out the provision
in regard to appropriations for •* regular sup
plies,” “Incidental expenses,” “barracks nnd
quarters," and “army transportation."
Mr. McCook suggested n dilfieulty ttmf might
arise if riots should suddenly tweak out In somo
quarters, and If the President, in reply to call,
cvyn from Democratic Governors, should send
troops there, while there Is tin provision made
fur the oxpomeof such transportation of troops.
After discussion the provision was stricken
out. nil the Democrats mid somo Republicans
voting la Utc affirmative.
Bee. It, relative to the use of troops at the
polls, having been reached, was passed over for
the present.
The section authorizing the Secretary of War
to Issue small arms, etc., to any college or uni
versity which may desire them, and which have
150 male students, was stricken out.
The Committee then rose, having dtanosed of
all but two or three ordinary provisions of the
Special Ditjxitc* fo J/ic Tribune.
Elgin, HI., March 37.—The special election
ordered by the Chairman of the Board of Su
pervisors for Countv Clerk and for Coroner will
occur on Saturday, April 13, to fill vacancies lu
these offices.
The Republicans have exhibited considerable
activity Id the field, und ail the towns arc hold*
lag primary meetings this week to select dele*
gates to the Republican County Convention,
which will occur at Geneva on Saturday of this
Elgin to-day selected a delegation favorable
to Charles VN’. Raymond for County Clerk, a
young and popular lumber merchant of this
city, and nephew of the lion. R. \V. Raymond,
of Chicago, ills qualifications for the position
are ample, hut, having entered the Held at so lata
a day In the campaign, Ills chances of course are
somewhat problematical.
Supervisor Charles Miller, of St. Charles, will
?arrv the delegation of his town into the Con
The only otherprominent candidate Is Thomas
Meredith, of Ualarlu, whose nomination on Sat
urday seems a foregone conclusion. Ills com
petency, integrity, und hunestvarc so prominent
that the Convention cannot alTord to ignore him.
Ills record in public life in Kane County for the
past twenty years ts highly commendable, while
his career as a stalwart Republican entitles him
to a claim upon the ready und hearty indorse
ment of tne delegates on Saturday,
W. ti. Reaupre, of Auioro, has withdrawn
from the field.
No prominent candidates have been announced
for the olficc of Coroner.
JSprcbtl Dispatch to TV TriWine.
Kalamazoo, Mich., March 27.—A ticket was
nominated last night by a body of mew com
posed of all parlies and creeds to detent the
Republican ticket In the coming spring election.
Tho following are the oflleers nominated: Su
pervisor, 11. 15. Hoyt; Clerk, Sidney Hayes; Jus
tice, J. 11. ilostwick; Treasurer, \V, F. Monta
gue; and a few other minor oillces. The ticket
is not one that ny any means confines the ele
ments opposed to Republican principles, ami
has a poor show of ratification at the polls. The
idea of fusing recommended by the action of the
Democratic Slate Convention will not work In
this case, mid the motto of “Anything to bent
Grant" must In this case fail, it is regarded a
sure thing foe the Republican ticket.
Detroit.. Mich., March 27.—The Democratic
City Convention to-day, to Laminate a Jaapc to
the Superior Court, was one of tiic roughest
und most turbulent gatherings ever known in
the history o> local politics. J. Logan C'hipuian,
backed by tho roughs and thugs, was finally
nominated, after a protracted but unavailing
light by the better element of the party, who
supported Edwin F. Couely. The Nationals, atf
their Convention, nominated ex-Lleut.-Gov.
Charles 8. May. The Republican Convention is
to be held Saturday. William Jenuison, llovt
Fust, and F. W. 11. Chambers arc among the
more prominent candidates.
Carlinville. 111., March 27.—The an'.l-Tlldcn
Democrats of New Vork arc making desperate
efforts to defeat Uncle Sammy and his tmr’l,
and to this end the New York Aim has sent a
special emissary West. He is now in our city,
lu the person of A. J. Cummings, to work up
n history of ex-Gov. John M. rainier, who
spent the greater portion of his life in this city,
for the purpose ol formally bringing him out us
ihu Tammany and anti-Tllden Democratic can
didate fur the Presidency. The movement
meets with considerable approval by the hard
money wing of thu Western Democracy.
F.jrmtin l
in ihT*.
[ Jnerrate.
C i,noi,fii7
S 2. .171.1 OH
, .1,014,013
1.07 a. 7i»7
2,211'. 407
0, SC7.OUO
CoLUMiius, 0., March 27.—There having been
a considerable dlllcrcnco of opinion regarding
llte construction of thutaectlon of the municipal
code relative to tliu election u( Assessors, the
matter was brought to the attention of At*
lorney-Gcnerai Pillars, who has immured mi
opinion, bolding mat m all municipal corpora
lions where there is but one voting precinct
one Assessor shall be elected, and where the
wards are divided into voting precincts an As*
betisur shall be elected in each voting precinct
1,270. KIU
4 1.1,240
C 20,1.12
7.022. Wirt
1 . 220,1)02
2. 1AJ.H7.1
6.0. A, 102
8 270,000.201
14 22. WO- 1 .2 tQ
Dunuqun, la., March 27.—Thu Republican
City Convention was held to-day at thu Court*
House. Result: Mayor, U. 8. llctherlngion;
Treasurer, .11. Wheeler; Recorder, Frank 1).
Cook; Auditor, F. (J. Uramlt; Attorney, I). S.
Wilson; .Marshal, Dan Duane; Assuror. It. U.
Anderson. Tile election tunes place April 7,
Fond uu Lao. WU., March 27.—This after*
noun the Democrats noininuted B. H. Rowers, M.
I)., for Mayor, und Charles Plmou, Iron-found
er, fur Treasurer. Tim Grecnbaelmrs nomiual
od L. U. Lewis, marble-dealer, fur Mayor, ami
11. Kuu, vlolhler, tor Treasurer. KuU Is u
hard-money mau uiul won’t run.
Toi.udo, 0.. March 27.—Thu Republicans to*
day nominated 1.. U. Baumgartner fur Mayur
and J. Kent Hamilton fur CUy BullcUur, •
New Yoke, March 27.—The Talmago trial
progresses slowly. Tim defense cross-examined
Mr. Remington to day. and succeeded In getting
many admissions Irom him, Dm principal ouu
bolpg Dial the proprietors had sold Dm Chr*Vau
nlMl'crJk without giving the notice agreed upon
to Mr. Tulinuge, and that perhaps Uu
was uot wry wrong In retaliating by Inserting
his valedictory without giving them any notice.
It waq u dear case oi diamond cut diamond.
When Mr. Remington was dune with, a letter
was read from six contumacious witnesses who
resolutely ruluse to testify, though threatened
with exclusion (rum the Church.
Mii.waukuk, March 27*—'The State Board ct
Immigration, appointed by Guv. femith under
the law enacted by Dm Legislature at Its recent
session, held a first meeting to-night at the
Newhall House. The llrst business was to
adopt rules for Dm goyerumeut of Urn hoard,
nml hi upon Milwaukee as headquarters. Pell*
turns lor appointment to (he position of State
Immigrant Agent were presented by Joseph
Brueker and others, but, without considering
these, tho hoard adjourned until to-morrow.
Gov. tiuillh Is cx-olliclo President of the organ
SpUtal Dispatch to The Tribune.
Special IHsjiatch to The Trllp. :.
filH(ln) Dhixitch In The Tribune,
Upfr'at Dhocitch to Tht Trlbun*.
Diamond Cut Diamond.
sp<d«il Oiijxifc/» (a 77>« Trthun*.
Sptctal PiuxticH i* tm mount.
s.s i
Autonomy to Bo Accorded to the
New Prince of Alsace* .
Tlie Vote In tlio Gorman I‘nrlln*
inunt Unanimous in IU
A Wholesale Protest from French
Catholics Against the Edu
cation Bill.
Tho Business Outlook In England Said
to lie Very Discouraging.
Active Hostilities to Be Bcsumcd at Onos
iu Afghanistan.
Uprlik, March 27.—I’rinco Waldomar,
third non of the Crown Prince o' Germany/
died thin morning of heart disease, aged 11
Berlin, March 27.—Prof. Oeorgo Fred
erick ScUoenmun, of the University of Griefs
wold, the distinguished philosopher and
arcbroologist, is dead.
Berlin, March 27.—The Reichstag 10-dny
unanimously adopted a motion in favor o t
an autonomous Government for Alsace-Lor
raine. During the debate Herr Schncogaus
declared ho hndadoplcd the Frankfort Treaty
as a basis for the constitutional development
of Alsace*Lorraine, oud that he firmly ad
hered thereto.
Bismarck expressed his satisfaction at tho
unanimity of the House, and predicted from
that fact the success of tho project. Up to
tho present ho said there had been only con
fidential negotiations with tbo Federal Gov
ernments. Bismarck concurred with Deputy
Ifoouol (bat tho Imperial sovereignty over
Alsace-Lorraine ond tho responsibility of tbo
Government toward (lie Imperial authorities
should ho maintained; and, further, that a
certain degree of responsibility should re
main in tho hands of the Imperial Chancel
lor. Ho did not consider those provinces
had any claim or dosiro to bo represented in
the Bundesrath.
London, March 27.—A dispatch from Romo
filnlcs that tho dispute between Germany
and tho Vatican is nearly settled.
London, March 27.—Some South Stafford*
shire coal mines nro to bo abandoned, tho
expenses exceeding tho income.
London, March 27. —It may bo stated with
authority that In tho best informed political
nud commercial circles a serious alarm is felt
for tbo immediate future of England. Xu
addition to tho wars in Afghanistan nud Zulu-,
land, tbo Government appears likely to be
come involved in a conflict with Burmoh,
while the correspondence with Russia con
corning the execution of the Treaty of Berlin
is anything but pacific in Us nature. In his
dispatch to Lord Loftns, which tho lat
ter was directed (o read to tho Russian
Priino Minister, Lord Salisbury charges that
tho Russian agents in Eastßoumolla are per
mitted to load tho people there to bcltevo
that nn insurrection against Tnrkoy will se
curo thoir independence and union with
Bulgaria. Tho Russian reply is by no means
conciliatory, nud (ho situation is extremely
strained. To add to the gravity of tho situa
tion. tho latest advices from Afghanistan in
dicate that much* more fighting, at n very
largo cost, will bo necessary. There are
8,000 English troops in Afghanistan, many
uf whom aro daily becoming incapacitated
by tho climate. Tho quarrel with Burmuh
will require at least 0,000 troops, and 15,000
mou are now either in South Africa or ou
their way (hither. Meanwhile business does
not improve. The slight amelioration
caused by tho opening of tho spring trade
has passed away. Thu largo manufactories
arc doing bud trade. Tho financial ntfws
from India is most gloomy, and a new loan
of $25,000,000 is to bo asked for by tho In
dian Goveruiuoiit, to moot tho losses caused
by tho demonetization of silver in England.
Altogether, tho outlook is regarded as ex
tremely discouraging.
London, March 27.—A Liberal member will
niovu lu Parliament tu-uigUt that the Zulu
war was undertaken with ihsuflicleut forces,
notwithstanding the full iufonnatiou of tbo
Government of the strength of the Zulu army
ami thu warnings received from Lord Chelma*
ford that hostilities woro unavoidable.
London, March 27. Xu (ho Houso of Com*
luoiiH Sir Charted Dilko moved a resolution of
censure relative lo tho iSulu war.
Tlio debate adjourned without action.
Stanhope, Under Secretary for India, in*
troduced a hill authorizing tho raising of
£10,000,000 In England for tho Indian serr.
ice for the ordinary expenses of the current
London, March 22.—A dispatch from Gal*
autta states that Maj. Cavnguari had ou inter
view on Wednesday with tho Viceroy of
India, at which ho informed tho latter that
all hope of a peaceful negotiation with
Vukoob Khan had failed. An immediate ad
vance upon Cabul has been ordered. Thu
Shuutnr Gordon Pass is practicable. Qou.
Roberts can reach tho crest of tho pass in a
A Lahoro correspondent reports that tho
Government has ordered the immediate re
victualing of Quettah.
Paris, March 27.—1 tis understood tho
whole Episcopate of tho Republic intend to
issue a protest ogaiust Perry's Educational
Paris, March 27.—A letter from Lepcrc,
Minister of the interior, reproving the
Bishop of Grenoble for misprepreseatiug'
(he Government and encouraging to diaobo
dience of tho laws by a pastoral, wherbln bo
declared that the Govoruiuent is hostile to
religion, and that tho laws ate not sanctioned
by (he Church, and are uot bludiug, is at
tracting much alUntiou, os tho BUrnest and

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