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OUtIBXI.PI.
Roms, April s.—Gen. Garibaldi is expected
Snndsv. The Ministry and his friends are
dissuade him from coming.
‘“"April 5. —Garibaldi has arrived.
the pcpe welcomes the queen.
The Pop® has scnt an auto > rraDt> letter to
Oaecn Victoria, welcoming her to Italy, and ex-
Ijtijlngcood wishes for her welfare.
FRANCE.
LEGISLATIVE ADJOURNMENT.
ViusAin-ES, April s.—The Senate adjourned
until the Sth, and the Chamber of Deputies un
til the 15th of May.
MORE COMMUNISTS.
FablS, April s.— President Grevy has signed
another list of pardons of Communists,
AUSTRIA.
RINDERPEST.
Vienna. April s.—The rinderpest Increases
In Bohemia- Several hundred places are now
•fleeted. Agriculture in many places is at a
(tsndstill, the draught cattle being locked up
ahsrevcr the disease occurs.
BULGARIA,
4 ACTION OF THE ASSEMBLY.
TIUNOVA, April s.—The Assembly resolved
that Sophia be the capital ot the Principality,
hat the coronation of the Prince Is to be held
here. _____
ASIA.
BURMAIL
3USGOOS, April s.—Several Chief* of the
ghao section of Burmese have been arrested
,rhile visiting the King. The Shans are expected
to rise. _
SPAtNT.
EARTHQUAKE.
Cadiz, April s.—There was a slight shock of
isrthquake here yesterday.
CANADA.
The I/cttellter Case—Macdonald Ahead—A
>‘asal Episode—The Tariff Question.
Special Dispatch to The Tribune,
Ottawa, Out., April s.—Sir John A. Macdon
jld is one o£ those remarkable scheming politi
cians who has the great faculty of controlling
men and bending them to his will. It was
never better illustrated than in this Lettellier
business. From first to last he has played one
of the sharpest games that any politician could
bare taken a hand in, and although it looked as
Übe was beaten on Thursday night, still he
came ont victor yesterday. The angry French
Conservative lions in the morning were gentle
lambs in the evening. It is a most extraordinary
change, and a great surprise to many, but the
Trench are a peculiar people; they are very ex
citable, and boil up like a flash, bubble over.and
then simmer down again like water in a pot, as
though nothing unusal had happened. Previous
to the Ministerial caucus of yesterday the Con
aervatlves were ready to eat Sir John’s head off,
hut by the time it was over they had changed
their minds materially, and resolved to keep
him for dessert. It is against the Governor-
General that minor members direct their shafts.
From this, It is evioent that the Premier has
made his Excellency responsible for every
thing.
It might be mentioned, while referring to this
dismissal of the question, that some members
of the Government party allege that they have
not been so courteously received or as well
taken care of at Bidcau Hall as the Liberals.
There was another little episode in the House
last night. Mr. Gilmore was addressing the
House. It was near midnight, and the galleries
were pretty well cleared of the fair sex, so the
members did not care much bow they behaved.
Mr. Domville, of King’s County, New
Brunswick, is one of the most demon
strative of the Ministerialists, and Mr.
Gilmore singled him out for a
.scorching. The memberf or Kings County was
called “a commercial as well as a political
fraud.” This cut him to the quick, so he
crossed over the floor of the chamber and took
a seat in front of Mr. Gilmore, and continued
bis derisive hear, bears. Mr. Gilmore, looked at
Mr. Domville through his spectacles, and point
edly remarked, “ I gaze and gaze, and wonder
as I gaze that such a nose could crow on such a
lacc.” Now, Mr. Domville has a pretty good
aized nose, and knowa it, and be took the re
marks as a personal insult, and invited Mr.
Gilmore to step out into the lobby to settle
matters, whither he went himself in a rage, fol
lowed by some personal friends. He wanted to
fight bad, but was not allowed. Subsequently
Mr. Domville apologized tor his conduct, and
Mr. Gilmore for his language.
A caucus of the opposition was held this morn
ing. The Lettellier matter was discussed, and
it was resolved to await further developments,
it is probable that an amendment will be intro
duced to Mr. Mosseau’s resolution when it comes
before the House. The tariff was also talked
orei-j and It was arranged that the Bon. Mr.
McKenzie should introduce a resolution on
Monday in amendment to the one affirming the
“National policy,” to the effect that the present
tariff is burdensome to the people, and detri
mental to the best Interests of the country.
The following is the motion which Mr. Mous
eean has framed, but which he will probably be
Induced to withdraw:
That it be resolved that this House is of the
opinion that the fact of submitting the advice of
ths Pnvy Council of Canada to the review of her
Majesty's advisers in England upon questions
which are purely of an administrative character
under the British North America act of 1867, is
Subversive of the principles of responsible gov
ernment granted to Canada.
Special Dispatch to The Tribune,
, Montreal, April s.— La Minente, the
' trench Tory organ, which yesterday spoke of
the Govemor-Gcueral as the young man at Ot
tawa who represents the Queen,as being no bet ter
than the pirate who represents her at Quebec,
tp-day says that the reasons for the Governor-
General’s refusal to comply with the advice of
h's Ministry to dismiss Ihe'Lieulenant-Govcrnor
of Quebec may be many, whicn it will not un
dertake to discover, being cognizant ot one
which is of as much weight as all the
rest, namely, to destroy our protection policy.
The oress and the statesmen of Great Britain
have been,” the J/mcrve says, “continuing no
bly tlie Imnerial tradition In this resoect,' with
the difference that instead of ordering the pres
ent Governor to demolish and overthrow our
manufactories they are contented with making
him destroy our Constitution in order to arrive
ht the same results. Perhaps the Governor-
General does not understand that, bat England
will soon understand for him, and wilt perhaps
find herself obliged to make reparation if she
Wishes to strengthen a little the Colonial attach
ment.”
Oilier Conservative papers are more moderate
In tone.
CRICKET.
Special Dispatch to The Tribune,
Phuadelahia, April s.— The United States
Cricketers’ Association held Us second annual
meeting at the rooms of the Penn Club in this
city to-day. President Outerbridge, in behalf
of the Executive Committee, stated that they
htd held several meetings during the season of
last year, at which the principal business trans
acted was an attempt to Inaugurate an annual
United Stales and Canada match. lie was sorry
to eav that it had fallen through because of
local jealousies as to where the*match should
be played among the Dominion duos. He was
of the opinion, however, that a match could be
wranged this summer.
The following officers were elected for the en
snmg year: A. A. Outcrbridge, Philadelphia
Cricket Club, President; J. T. Soulier, St.
Cricket Ciuo, Ncw York, and J. Harry
i & Cricket Club, Vice-Presidents;
•«?*'p en * Belmont Cricket Club, Secretary
and Treasurer; ana W\ H. Castle, of German
xown, Corresponding Secretary. Mr. Outer
sonounced that on Irish team would
KS . this country in the early autumn,
that the Lord Harris team, lately in Aus
tralia, would arrive in San Francisco about the
of this month. ,
Finally, it was agreed to hold the next annual
meeting in mis city, some one saying that New
tork had hardly sufficient clubs as yet to ask to
wc the meeting held there.
BECOME RESPONSIBLE.
Special Dispatch to Tne Tribune.
Detroit, April s.—The Cnicago & Northwest
ern JiaUroad Company, being William H. and
Cornelius Vanderbilt, filed a $300,000 bond In
the United States Circuit Court this afternoon.
Pledging itself or themselves to settle all the In
debtedness ot the road, and especially the mon
*T misappropriated by Mr. Bancroft from the
Chicago & Lake Huron.
WASHINGTON.
The Bourbons Finally Push
the Army Bill Through
the House.
And with It Its Political
Attachment as First
Reported.
They Refuse to Pass the Ob
jectionable Glauses
Separately,
As It Would Spoil the Symmetry
of Their General Revolu
tionary Scheme.
Speculations as to the Proba
bilities in the Event of
a Veto.
A Prediction that the Democrats
Will Not Preserve a Solid
Front.
TOE ARMY BILL.
ITS PASSAGE IN THE HOUSE.
iipecidt Dispatch to The Tribune. "
Washington, D. C., March s.— The Demo
crats passed the Army Appropriation bill in the
House to-dav with the political amendments at
lacUed substantially In the form as reported
from the Committee. The two weeks of debate
have not changed a single vote. The only oc
casion of surprise is the attitude of the Green
backcrs. With few exceptions they voted
solidly with the Democrats, and this, too, not-
withstanding the declaration of their, own
caucus and the reported public and private as
sertions of their leaders. The debate, If it has
done nothing else, has served to demonstrate
that the pontoons, bombas tic little clique of men
in the House which styles itself the
National Greenback party has not strength of
purpose or decision of character enough to con
stitute even a cabal. By their attitude to-day
they fully earned the scathing characterization
which Gen. Hawley gave yesterday.
THE IMMORTAL AND AtJDACtODS THIRTEEN
voted as follows: Bradley Barlow, of Vermont,
with the Republicans. He was an original Abo
lition Republican, and evidently can be relied
upon to vote with bis old party upon any ques
tion affecting the War issues. Forsythe, of
Illinois, with the Republicans, as did Judge
Kelley. That ends the list. The rest .voted
with the Democrats. De La Matyr, who
has made such pretentious assumptions of
independence, frightened apparently by the
publication of recent letters showing his bar
gain with the Democrats dnring the campaign,
voted with the Democrats. Ford, of Missouri,
voted with the Republicans upon preliminary
motions, bat was
DRIVEN TO THE DEMOCRATIC RANKS
in the final vote. The same is true of Jones of
Texas, Lowe of Alabama, Tokum of Pennsyl
vania, and Weaver and Gillette of lowa. Any
Republican in lowa who may have voted for
these gentlemen will have the satisfaction of
knowing that they stood up and voted with the
Confederates.
The bill was passed by the large majority of
148 yeas to 123 nays. There were six pairs an
nounced.
The debate preceding the vote was without
important incidents. Sparks, of Illinois, made
a rub-a-dub speech on the Democratic side on
the Chicago election, using the Inter-Ocean edi
torials for the substance of his aigument. Rep
resentative Davis, of Chicago, vainly endeavored
to obtain the floor to reply, but Springer, the
presiding officer, successfully avoided recogniz
ing Mr. Davis for that nurpose.
The Democrats will find that they have made
a very unpleasant record in voting down all
the Republican amennments. They have thus
declared themselves in favor of the proposition
that ✓bile the United States may not keep
the peace at the polls, and while Federal Mar
shals may not enforce the processes of the law
on election-day, yet the Red Shirts, White
Liners, Ku-Klux, Knights of the Camelias, and
things of ail sorts may be there unmolested,
with the promise that any laws by which they
might be punished
SHALL BE REPEALED.
The Greenbackers voted for the passage of the
bill, hoping that they might secure Democratic
votes for a session Monday, in order that they
might start their inflation schemes. They were
deceived, however, for the House, by a vote of
154 yeas to 109 nays, adjourned until Tuesday.
The bill will go to the Senate Monday, and the
debate, which can scarcely last less than ten
days, will doubtless begin there Tuesday.
NOT VET OCT OF THE WOODS.
The Democrats have carried their point in the
House, but they are by no means ccatain as to
the outcome of this business. If Randolph
Tucker yesterday, in declaring that the army
shall be disbanded June 30 unless the political
amendments are approved by the President,
spoke the sentiment of a majority of the Dem
ocrats in the House, it is certain that there will
be a split in the Democratic party if
there is a vote. The extreme * Demo
crats, represented by Mr. Tucker, will" find
it imnossibie to carry with them the whole of
their side In any movement such as he an
nounced. The Democrats who have been dis
satisfied with the recent course of those who
have taken control have kept silent out of a
desire to
MAKE NO NEEDLESS TROUBLE
in tlieir ranks. But there are more than enough
of them, together with the Republicans, to pass
the Army bill without the objectionable legisla
tion in case of a veto, and who are quietly de
termined to do so, and will support no such
proposition as Mr. Tucker’s, if he and others
with him should commit the lolly of trying to
reduce his threat to practice.
Democratic Senators arc even less inclined to
take such action as Mr. Tucker advocated and
foretold. If the extreme Democrats stand firm
they will wrench their party to pieces before
the mouth is over. The probability, however, is
that they will have to give way, and that the
whole of the proposed political legislation will
be remodeled before it gels out of the Senate.
THE DEBATE.
To the TTcatem Associated Press.
Washington, D. C., Aprils.—ln the Honse
the amendment offered yesterday by Mr. New,
that a repeal shall not abridge or effect the right
and duty of the Executive to respond to a call
of a State Legislature or Governor was agreed
to,—So to 4. The Republicans did not vote.
Mr. Lowe moved to strike out Sec. 6.
Mr. Conger suggested that If that were'doue
bis side would aid in passing immediately, with
out debate, a separate bill repealing entirely
the so-called objectionable section of the stat
utes.
Mr. McMahon, speaking for himself, repudi
ated the propost lion.
Mr. Sparks called attention to an account in
the Chicago Lder-Ocean of an interview with
President Hayes by Mr. Davis, of Chicago, and
said there was effort made to coerce the Presi
dent into the extreme measures of the party.
Yet Chicago had just given a Democratic ma
jority of 4.523 to Carter Harrison. In place of
putting ramrods into the President’s backbone,
all the marrow and stiffness had been taken out
of the Republicans. That Democratic vic
tory In Chicago was the first popular response
from a Republican city, and it was startling in
its character.
THE ISSUE
was whether or not m tnis country, this free
country, this great Republic, the armed soldiers,
the paid servants of the sovereign people, were
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 1879—SIXTEEN PAGES.
to come to the noils to drive the sovereign peo
ple aivav. That was the issue.
Gentlemen (Mr. Sparks said, addressing the
Republican side), you make the issue; we go to
the country upon it; we mean to stand upon it;
we know this sovereign power that stands be
hind us, stands behind you, and to it the Pres
ident, and Governors, and Congress must all
yield, and the sovereign people we know are
with us.
Mr. Uaswell inquired whether Wisconsin had
not shown an increased Republican majority of
6.000 votes.
Mr. Sparks replied that Wisconsin was hardly
Important enough to consider. He was talking
about the Republican City of Chicago.
Mr. Caswell inquired whether his friend did
doc recognize that the Grecnbackers had helped
the Democrats to - carry the election at Chicago.
Air. Brace, in answer to the first question of
hia colleague, said the Judge of the Supreme
Court, who had been elected in Wisconsin by
10,000 majority, bad not been the nominee of
the Republican party, but that every Republican
newspaper in the State had discarded the idea
that there should be any politics in the election,
and members of the Bar belonging to the Demo
cratic party had supported him. And now he
would like to ask his colleague why it was he
and his colleagues on the Republican side of the
House were sustaining the right to maintain
troops at the polls when, in Republican Wiscon
sin, where the people were free, they had a law
which prohibited the military from being re
viewed, or called out, or organized, for two days
prior to the holding ot an election, under. pen
alty of a fine of SSOO. [Applause on the Demo
cratic side.]
-Mr. Caswell admitted that the Judge had not
been elected by a party caucus, but would his
colleague deuv bis opponent had been the
choice of the Democratic caucus of the Legis
lature of that State, that the issue had been
made squarely between the Republicans ana
Democrats!
JIH. CHITTENDEN
followed, and said: When you repeal these laws
you disfranchise not only the weak and ignorant
fn every part of this country, but in all the
large cities you disfranchise men who have not
the courage to meet the desperadoes, and bull
dozers, and blacklegs at the polls. 1 hold In
my hand a letter Irom the last Democratic
candidate for the Presidency now dead to the
present Democratic candidate for Presi
dent 'Who still' lives, and..l ask every
man on this floor, without regard to
party, to read it. It is ten years old, but it is
perennial,—a living lire of truth which lies at
the very bottom ot our free institutions, and it
will last and endure while honesty and the bal
lot-box arc sacred.
He then sent to the Clerk’s desk and bad read
extracts from a letter sent Samuel J. Tilden,
Chairman or the Democratic Committee, by
Horace Greeley.
With Mr. Springer in the Chair the legislative
day of Saturday began.
AMENDMENTS.
Mr. Lowe moved to strike out the sixth sec
tion of the bill and to instruct the Committee to
report it to the House with the recommendation
that it be introduced as a separate bill.
Alter some discussion a vote was taken on Mr.
New’s amendment, and it was agreed to—yeas,
85; nays, 4; the Republicans refraining from
voting.
Mr. Gillette offered an amendment providing
that no appropriation made by this or any other
bill, and no deficiency occasioned thereby, shall
be deemed by the Secretary of the Treasury as
ground for bis Increase of the interest-bearing
debt of the United States. Ruled out on a
point of order.
Mr. Lowe moved to strike out Sec. 6 of the
bill, which contained the proposed repeal.
ME. CONGER
suggested to his friends on the other side that
they should agree to strike out the section and
then, so far as the Committee could recommend
to the House, should recommend the passage
of the bill, repealing entirely the two sections
of the statutes. He thought ho was authorized
to say that if, on the Committee rising and
recommending to the House the Introduction
of a separate bill, repealing those two s. ctions
of the Revised Statutes, so far ns bis side
of the House was concerned, it could he pasbed
without debate and without delay, leaving the
Army Appropriation bill without any objection
able feature.
MR. MC’MAHON
said in ISCS the party which was represented by
bis friend from Michigan had claimed almost
unlimited power with the troops. The law not
only denied that unlimited power, hut pat the
seal of crime on the officers who violated it, and
he wanted to keep that law there, and for that
lesson, speaking for. himself alone, repudiated
the proposition.
DISCUSSION FOLLOWED,
in which Messrs. Haskell, Cox, Conger, and
Price participated. ‘
Mr. Cannon moved to strike out the word
“ civil ” where it occurs in ihe sixth section, and
spoke in favor of the proposition.
Mr. Finley opposed the amendment.
Mr. McCord remarked that the Democratic
side ot the House did not recognize there could
be any such things as “armed enemies of the
United States,” and asked members of the other
side who were in rebellion, and who were
“armed enemies of the United States,”
to rise and show their hands. No one rose, and
Mr. McCord accepted that (amid much laughter)
as proof of the correctness of his position. He
went on to say the country was sensitive on the
question whether or not the Democratic party
was a patriotic oarty, and confessed that the ex
ncrience of the last week rather strengthened
his suspicion that it was not a patriotic party.
Soon afterwards the debate on the bill and
amendments closed, and the voting was re
sumed.
Cannon’s amendments were rejected—yeas,
122; nays, 137.
RULED OUT.
Mr. Baker submitted an amendment making
it a penal offense tor any person by menaces or
threats to disturb any meeting assembled for
lawlul puruoses in any campaign for the elec
tion of members of Congress, or to endeavor to
procure hr menaces a division ot time on speak
ing. Ruled oat on a point of order.
Mr. Brewer submitted an amendment provid
ing that nothing contained in the bill shall in
any way limit the right or power of civil officers
of the Government to keep peace at the polls at
such times as arc prescribed lor the election of
members of Congress. Rejected—yeas, 117;
nays, 136.
Mr. Conger moved as a substitute for Sec. 0
the following: “That Secs. 2,033 and 5,523 of
the Revised Statutes be and the same are here
by repealed.” Rejected—yeas, 109: nays, 136.
Mr. Caswell moven to strike out the portion
of the section providing for Densities. Re
jected.
The question recurred on the motion of Mr.
Lowe to strike out the whole of Sec. 6. Re
jected—yeas, 122; nays, 135.
THE COMMITTEE ROSE
and reported the bill.
The amennments to the bill, which were all
nnimnortant, were agreed to without a division.
Mr. Cannon asked Mr. Sparks to allow the
House to have a yea and nay vote on repealing
the section.
.Mr. McMahon objected.
The bill was then passed—yeas, 148; nays,
123,—a strict party vote.
The Greenbackers voted as follows: Affirma
tive—Dc La Matyr, Ford, Gillette, Jones, Ladd,
Lowe, Murch. Stevenson. Weaver, and Yokura.
Negative—Barlow and Forsythe.
The result was received with applause on the
Democratic side.
Mr. dinner moved that when the House ad
journ it be to Tuesday next. Adopted—yeas.
151; navs, 109.
The Greenoackers (with the exception of Bar
low) voted in the negative, as did also a number
of Democrats.
The House then adjourned.
THE TREASURY.
THE LAST CALL.
Washington, D. C., April 5.—-The Secretary
of the Treasury has issued the ninety-sixth call
for the redemption of 5-20 bonds of 1865, con
sols of IS6S. The call is dated yesterday. The
principal and interest are to be paid at the
Treasury on the 4th of July next. The fol
lowing is a description of the bonds: Coupon
bonds, dated July 1, 1865—550, from No. 1 to
No. 15,902, both inclusive; SIOO, No. Ito No.
36.779, both inclusive; 5500, No. 1 to No. 13,111,
noth inclusive; SI,OOO, No. 1 to No. 26,455, both
inclusive.
Registered bonds, redeemable at the pleasure
of the United States, after the Ist of July, 1573
No. 1 to No. 7,OSS, both inclusive; $5,000, No. 1
to No. I, SIC, both inclusive; SIO,OOO, No. 1 to
No. 2,613, both inclusive.
These bonds are the entire amount outstand
ing of those issued under the act of March 3,
ISCS, known as consols of 1803, and are the
last of the United States 5-20 bonds.
ANNOUNCEMENT.
The Secretary of the Treasury announces that
subscriptions for the 4 per cent consols made
and forwarded before 3p. p. m. April 4 will be
accepted. These subscriptions amount to about
$50,000,000.
THE STBCGGLE FOE THE FOUB PEE CENTS.
New Yobe, April s.—ln regard to the unpre
cedentedly large subscriptions to the United
States 4 per cents yesterday, it appears that the
First National took $13,000,000, the Continental,
Hanover, and one or two other banks, the
greater part of $7,000,000, and the Bank
of Commerce $40,000,000. It has come oat
to-day that there were three senarate
bidders forthe total remainder of the loan. Two
of these bidders were for bankers who proposed
to form syndicates. The members of these pro
pose that the syndicates formally agree, as they
had informally, to send on a bid for $50,000,000.
They supposed that there was that amount un
sold. While these bankers were losing time In
formalities, the Bank of .Commerce took time
by the forelock and secured the prize, although
before this was done the First National Baokgbt
what would have been more than their share in
any syndicate, and without the troubles of any
syndicate obligations and dictation. A foreign
exchange broker says that the order wnich he
had to buy £50,000* demand sterling has been
countermanded, and an order for $250,000 4 per
cent bonds been substituted as a remittance to
Loudon.
HOUSE COMMITTEES.
THE NEW DEAL.
Special Dispatch to The TrQmnt.
Washington, D. C., April s.—There arc
numerous speculations as to Speaker Randall’s
committees, which will probably be announced
next week. Among the guesses are those:
that Mr. Sparks, of Illinois, is to be Chairman
of the Military Committee of the House; Fin
ley, of Ohio, Invalid Pensions; Cox, of New
York, Foreign Affairs and the Census; Bragg,
of Wisconsin, War Claims; Morey, of Mississip
pi, Post-Offices and Post Roads; Mills, of
Texas, will bo assigned to the Ways and
Means Committee; McLanc, of Maryland, goes
to the Appropriations Committee; Blackburn
will either be assigned to; the Ways and Means
Committee or that of Appropriations. He has
been tendered the Chairmanship of the Bank
ing and Currency Committee, but declined it.
Eppa Huuton is to be Chairman of the District
of Columbia Committee.
To the Western Associated Press.
Washington, D. C., April s.—The House
Committee on Rules, who have had under con
sideration the proposition to Increase the mem
bership of the most important standing com
mittees, authorized Mr. Blackburn to report in
favor of increasing the Committee on Elections
from eleven (as at the last Congress) to fifteen;
the Ways and Means from eleven to thirteen;
Appropriations trom eleven to fifteen; Com
merce from eleven to fifteen; Judiciary from
eleven to thirteen; Agricultural from eleven to
fifteen; and fixing the membership ot the Com
mittee on Enrolled Bills at seven instead of
nine.
NOTES AXD NEWS,
DAN MDNN.
Special Dispatch to The Tribune.
Washington, D. C., April s.—Dan Mnnn is
here. There is an unauthenticated rumor that
be wants to attain use bis influence to bare Gen.
Joe Reynolds appointed Collector of Internal
Revenue, there being no prospect that Bangs
can be removed from the District Attorney’s
ollico before bis commission expires.
NEW MEXICO.
Gen. Lew Wallace, the new Governor of New
Mexico, is not pleased with the situation there.
He writes to Secretary Schnrz that the state of
society in New Mexico Is lawless to a deplorable
extent. Murders and robberies arc so com
mon that bo Is almost discouraged
at the outlook. A murderer named
Evans, an English subject, whom Gov.
Wallace had in custody, was permitted to es
cape by the neglect or treachery of a sentinel.
Gov. Wallace also complains of Col. Dudley,
the military commandant, who persists in rep
resenting that there is no occasion to get ex
cited over the condition of things there.
XELLOW FEVER.
Southern Congressmen are much alarmed at
the fact that yellow fever has broken out upon
the United States steamer Plymouth, which had
been fumigated and frozen npin Boston harbor all
winter, as well as from the appearance of the
disease at St. John, New Brunswick. They
say that, unless it be shown that these germs
might have been preserved in some part of the
vessel that was protected from the cold, the
theory that such germs can be killed by a
process like that now proposed by Prof. Gran
ger must be considered as exploded.
OLIVER—CAMERON.
Chief Justice Cartter has denied the motion
for a new trial in the Ollver-Cameron case.
THE PRIZE-RING.
Kccent Candidates for Fame and Bruised
Peepers—Two Unprofessional* Bangr Away
at Each Other.
Special Dispatch to The Tribune.
Philadelphia, Pa., April s.—The prize-fight
between Chambers and Clark has set all the
fistic fraternity by the ears, and In their haunts
nothing Is heard except specniation on the qual
ities of the men who fought, the reasons of
Clark’s defeat, and much additional ring lore.
All this talk has brought about some challenges,
and there are no les a than half-a-dozen ring con
tests on the tapis, at least three of which are
nearly sure to result in something.
The glove match between Prof. Murray and
Harry Hicken will probably be made over, and
may come to something, and there are chances
of innumerable battles of mnch lesser impor
tance, one ot which took place yesterday morn
ing, but prayed a sad failure. Thomas Hickey,
dock-hand on the Schuylkill Canal, employed
near the Pairmount Wa:er-Works, and Hams
Jones, stevedore at Girard Point, were the men.
The fight grew out of talk produced by the
Chambers-Clark battle, and a verbal challenge
in a Callowhill-street saloon passed between the
men on last Wednesday night. They
raised a small purse, and agreed to meet
in the meadows on the Schuylkill. This
morning Hickey and his friends came down to
the place by a train that carries workingmen to
Girard Point, and Jones, with a smaller and
much more respectable-appearing party, ar
rived bv horse-cars. The men were to tight at
catch-weights, and, as neither of them had had
any training and were both much in flesh,
they did not present a very good anpear
ancc when thev stripped and faced each other.
Hickev weighed 162 pounds and Jones 180.
Both 'wore white drawers and heavy shoes.
There was no delay in selecting referees, and
at the word the pair went to work. Hickey
struck Jones on the shoulder at the first oass,
and in return was knocked down' by a clever
feint bv Jones with his right, and a sledge
hammer blow with bis left that found a resting
place just under the canal man’s right eye.
In the second round there was no execution,
and the meo danced round each other, and
made ineffectual attempts to counter.
At the third call of “time” they each danced
up to the scratch and had a “slogging” on
both sides. Hickev’s eye was in a bad condi
tion, but he struck out wickedly, and down
went Mr. Jones, with his nose bleeding pro
fusely. In the fourth round Jones was in the
aggressive, although he sparred carefully, and
lluallv a straight from the shoulder blow
sent the canal man on his back. When
time was again called Jones was on
hand, but Hickey had become involved in n row
with his bottle-holder, with whom be violently
remonstrated with his fist. There was quite a
little light in Hickey’s corner trying to separate
the men, but in the meantime eight seconds
elapsed after the call had expired, and the
referee, Bucklcv, declared Jones winner. This
brought on a dispute that threatened to end in
a general row. At this juncture, however, the
appearance of some railroad men dressed in
blue suits gave rise to a call of police, and
the “people hastily separated, despite the
encouragement contained in the words of the
railroad men: “We only want to sec the fight."
Hickey’s party jumped on the train of freight
cars and rode up to the city, while Jones and his
friends returned by the way they had come,
evervbody declaring that the fight as a fight was
a regular failure. It is thought likely that the
men will come together again. If they do not,
there will bo plenty of lights to take the place
ot the one not satisfactorily completed.
murderous redskins.
Deadwood.D. T., April 5.—C01. Dorrington,
one ol the principal owners o£ the Khoderica
Dim, states that Daniel Bogle, who is reported
to have put up the money, does not own a dol
lar’s worth of interest in that mine.
Indians who are believed to he straggling
Sioux and Gros Ventres from the North are raid
ing the Yellowstone Valley. They run all the
whites in the vicinity of Terry’s Landing on
the Yellowstone into the military posts, and
captured all the horses and cattle. Johnson
and Stearns’ house in the valley was attacked
by a band of seven Indians. Johnson was killed
and Stearns badly wounded. Another band of
Indians run off all the stage stock. Troons have
been sent out Jrom Fort Custer, and two com
panies go from Fort Keogh in pursuit.
QUARANTINED,
Portsmouth, N. H., April s.—The United
States steamer Plymouth, with yellow fever on
board, Is ordered into quarantine here.
Knowles’ ImsectPowder Gun is by far the best.
MILWAUKEE.
Lessons Inculcated by the Recent
City and County Election.
A Most Telliner Blow to the Boastful
Overweening Democracy.
Their Defeat a Crasher of the Most Per
manent Character.
Some of the Causes Which Tended to
Bring About the Downfall
Special Dispatch to The TVf&una.
Milwaukee, .April 5. —The Republican victory
In this city and county on Tuesday is regarded
among politicians as a final settlement of the
disputed question of party dominance in the old
Bourbon stronghold of times gone by, at least
for a decade, if no more errors are committed.
Up to an early hour Tuesday afternoon many
Republicans feared that a light vote, resulting
from apparent apathy among the rank and file,
would again result iu giving the Democrats the
control of the Common Council, and, through this
body, the control of the City Government. But
the closing hours brought a change of the most
gratilying character. The stayaways quietly
rallied in such numbers that the total vote,
when counted, was found to be only a tritie
over 1,000 short of that cast last fall, while the
increase of the Republican majority was quite
marked. In reaching a conclusion concerning
this increase, the vote for Associate Justice of
the Supreme Court cannot be taken Into ac
count, because of the personal popularity of
Judge Cole.
A FATE ESTIMATE
can only he based upon the vote for Aldermen
and Supervisors, which proved close in a num
ber of districts where Judge Cole led hand
somely. Thus, instead of the 3,000 majority cred
it'd to the Republicans on the vote for Associate
Justice, the actual majority, as shown by the
vote for Aldermen and Supervisors, was only a
fraction over 1,900. But even this is a hand
some increase over the majority given to Judge
Frisby last fall, viz.: 1,254. And this result
was achieved without any particular organized
effort, which renders it all the more strikingly
brilliant. On the part of the Democracy there
was simply no organization and no effort. The
rout of the two previous elections bad the effect
to cause a demoralization from which it will be
difficult to recover in years. Like an army
without general officers, the Democrats without
their leaders were
UNABLE TO STEiI THE ADVERSE TIDE,
and succumbed ingloriouslr.
The Republican party in .Milwaukee now has
nothing to fear except dissensions in its own
ranks. These dissensions threaten. to arise
from a desire to secure the petty positions that
must be disposed of from time to time by bal
lot or otherwise. That there is danger of a
general scramble for them in the future must
be already patent to observing Republicans. The,
abundance of candidates for some of the offices
led to active drumming up of voters to at
tend the caucuses, and this drumming amount
ed to packing of the worst kind in several cases.
At the spring election just passed not a few
disappointed candidates for position under Sher
iff "Van Techten were ,
AGAIN IN THE FIELD
for promotion to the offices of Justice of the
Peace and Constable, and disappointment in at
least one instance led to independent candidacy.
Such straws as these are sufficient to indicate
the danger which now lies in the path of the
triumphant party. While in a minority a few
of the leading members of the party assembled
together previous to each election, and placed
in nomination the very best men of all nationali
ties that could be found' willing to run
for the positions to be filled. The result was a
rapid increase of strength on the part of the
rank and file, with a proportionate weakening of
the Democracy, until the latter were gradually
overcome, and
FIN~AT.LT VANQUISHED ALTOGETHER.
Hereafter matters threaten to be entirely differ
ent. Instead of the offices seeking the men,
men will seek the offices, and, in their anxiety to
gratify the ambition that lurks within them, they
will resort to all ot the petty devices that final
ly disgraced the Democracy, and led to the utter
disruption and overthrow ot the organization.
A case confirming this fear for the future pre
sented itself in the Seventh Ward at the pres
ent election. The ward is strongly American,
or rather populated by people whose tendencies
are strongly American. An Alderman was to
be elected to fill the vacancy created by the ex
piration ot the term ot Mr. Tibbits. That gen
tleman had consented to again run for the posi
tion, and was looked upon by his American
friends generally
AS THEIR NOMINEE.
But, on the very day fixed for the caucus,
the German friends of George Orth,
a very respectable German saloon-keeper,
decided to make an effort to secure
bis nomination. They gained his consent and
went to work with a will, Republicans and
Democrats alike. The latter joined the plotters
the more readily because they thought it would
be a capital joke to nominate a German in a
purely American or Yankee ward. The hour
fixed for thecancus arrived, and then there was
such a rush that Mr. Tibbitts and his friends
found themselves literally swamped. The
backers of Orth outnumbered them nearly two
to one, and secured his nomination by a hand
some majority. Of course such an act as this
COULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO PASS
unnoticed. Consequently there was such an
amount of kicking as to render it almost certain
that the ticket could be bolted and defeated.
Postmaster Payne, County-Treasurer Ellsworth,
and Sheriff Van Vechtcn speedily detected the
danger, and spared no effort to check the rapid
ly-spreading disaffection. To their efforts, and
to the fact that the Democrats also nominated
a German for the same office, must be attributed
the escape from a sweeping disaster. And a
most fortunate escape it was, too.
Another danger lies in the desire of foreign
born residents to hold positions of trust and
emolument. At first necessity compelled a
judicious distribution ot the offices in the gift of
the people among the German and other nation
alities, in order to strengthen the ticket. The
plan worked so well that
FOREIGNERS CANNOT BE IGNORED NOW,
and the danger is now that the foreign element
will seek every place of any valnc whatever, to
the utter dismay of Hie undemonstrative Amer
icans. By drumming of voters and the conse
quent packing of caucuses, the Jattercanbe
swamped in nearly every instance, and the
time cannot be far distant when the
names of Americans will be permitted to
go upon the ticket through sufferance rather
than becauss of any rights they possess in the
premises. It was so with the Democracy in its
palmy days. It will be so with the Republicans
also, unless history fails for once to repeat it
self, particularly in this strongly foreign-tinc
tured community.
Shrewd Democrats are already beginning to
anticipate these dissensions in the ranks of
their opponents, and when approached on the
subject give a knowing shrug of the shoulders
or wink of the eye, and remark with a most self
satisfied air, “ Wait a while, and then we’ll see
a change in our iavor.” They have good reason
for making this remark. The opinion is
BASED UPON EXPERIENCE.
Mayor Black and Comptroller White must
feel very uncomfortable over the situation as it
now presents itself. Without the assistance of
the Common Council they are powerless to
effect any farther brilliant coup d’etats for the
purpose of carrying elections for the Democracy,
The day for this passed away on Tuesday. On
that day they were stnppcd of all political pow
er except that inherent in themselves. Neither
can any longer regard himself as a savior of the
party, for the reason that the party evidently re
fuses to be saved or preserved, the rank and file
having deserted to the opposition. But it must
be said of these officials that they perform the
duties of their positions faitbfullv and as nearly
as possible for the interests of the people.
Harder workers cannot be found anywhere, and
THEY DESERVE THE MEED OF PRAISE
for the attention they pay to the antics of their
respectivepositions and the welfare of the tax
payers and people of the city generally. A few
days previous to the election the Mayor re
marked jocosely that he would run again a year
hence, to save his party from ntter overthrow.
It is doubtful whether he could be prevailed
npon to repeat the declaration to-dav. As tor
the Comptroller, he gracefully acknowledges the
defeat, and lapses into silence.
One ol the first duties ol the new Common
Council will be to pass upon the appointment
by the Mayor of a member of the board of
Public-Works in place of Cant. O’Connor, whose
term has expired. The candidates for the posi
tion are three in number, viz.: Patrick Drew,
A. L. Kane, and Capt. O’Connor himself. The
first-named centleman has already been virtual
ly sat down upon by the Mayor, with whom he
seems to have
JUDE HIMSELF MOST UNPOPULAR.
Mr. Drew has always been regarded as the
bosom friend and favorite of the Mayor, and
may succeed in prevailing upon him to send his
name in to the Common Council, But the lat
ter body cannot confirm him because of his
strong political proclivities. It should be re
membered that, notwithstanding his earnest
protestations to the contrary, Mr. Drew is a bit
ter and unyielding partisan, who can sec no
good in any party other than the Democracy.
In case of the nomination of Mr. Drew, and a
rciusal by the Common Council to confirm him,
the Mayor must select cither Mr. O’Connor or
some one whose name
DAS NOT VET BEEN MENTIONED
for the appointment. But it looks as if none
other than the Captain, except a Republican
should be named, can receive sufficient votes in
the municipal legislative body to insure confir
mation. The dilemma is a most unpleasant
one, not only for Mr. Black, but for the candi
dates as well, and the result is awaited with
considerable interest.
FIRES.
AT ST. LOUIS.
St. Louis, Mo., April s.—The fire which
broke out at half-oast 9 lost evening in building
Nos. 504 and 506 North Fifth street, occupied
by S. M. Hamilton & Co., wholesale dry goods,
ou the ground floor, and Mack & Co., whole
sale clothiers, on the other floors, was not got
under control until midnight. The flames were
confined to the block in which they started.
The two upper stories of Nos. 500 and 503, on
the corner of St. Charles and Fifth streets,
lately occupied by Appleton, Noyes & Maude,
were also burned. The fire then spread to the
rear of Altbeimer& White’s wholesale hat and
cap bouse, No. 41S Washington avenue, and the
adjoining clothing-house of Meyers Brothers on
the west, and two small cigar and liquor stores
on the east, which are now burning. The flames
also spread to the rear of the Veranda Row.
On the root of the rear part of this building
eeyeral firemen were standing when the rear
wall of the 'Fifth street stores fell, killing one
named Nelson, mortally wounding Billy Retz,
and badly Injuring one or two others.
The buildings occupied by Appleton, Noyes &
Maude, Mack & Co., and S. M. Hamilton &
Co,, 500, 502, 504, and 506 North Fifth street,
and the store of J. H. Meyers & Ero., 420
Washington avenue, cost $200,000 four years
ago, and were owned by the Mercantile
Block and Real-Estate Association. The
Appleton, Noyes & Maude building was
damaged about $30,000. The Mack & Co.
building is nearly a total loss, say
$50,000, and Meyers & Bro.’s store was
injured in rear about $5,000. On these
buildings there was the following insurance:
Scottish Commercial, Glasgow, $5,000; Com
mercial Union, London, $20,000; Traders’,
Chicago, $10,000; Shoe and Leather, Boston,
$5,000; Hamburg of Bremen, $5,000; Howard,
New York, $5,000; Phoenix, Hartford, $7,500;
Hanover, New York, $7,500; National, Hart
ford, $5,000; London Assurance, London,
$5,000; New Hampshire, Concord, $5,000; St.
Paul, of St. Paul, $10,000; American, Newark.
$10,000; American Central, St. Louis, $20,000;
Total, $120,000.
Dodd, Brown & Co., who had goods stored in
504 and 506 Fifth street, were insured as fol
lows: Franklin, Philadelphia, $10,000; Shoe
and Leather, Boston, $10,000; Northwestern
National, Milwaukee, $5,000; Merchants’ Asso
ciation, Providence, $5,000; Traders’, Chicago,
$5,000; Mercantile Marine, Boston, $5,000;
zEtna, Hartiord, $5,000; Phoenix, Hartford,
$5,000; Connecticut, Hartford, $5,000; Im
perial, London, $5,000; Commercial Union,
London, $5,000. Total, $70,000.
The following is the insurance on some of the
stocks destroyed: Hamilton & Co., dry goods,
total loss: London Assurance, $7,500; Howard,
$7,500; Hamburg, ‘Madgeburg, $5,000; Lan
cashire, $7,500; Hamburg, Bremen, $7,500.
Total, $35,000.
Mack & Co.—Queen, England, $7,500; Ham
burg, Madgeburg, 610,000; Imperial & North
ern, $5,000; Liverpool & London & Globe, $17,-
500: Scottish Commercial, $5,000; Manufactur
ers’, $5,200; Queen, England, $5,000; Ham
burg, Bremen, $5,000; Guardian, England,
$7,500; Glenn’s Falls, N. Y r ., $5,000: Lanca
shire, England, SIO,OOO. Total, 552.500.
Jacobs Brothers ifc Hoffman, clothiers: total
loss—Amazon, Cincinnati, §2,500; People’s,
Newark. $2,500; Pacific, New York, $5,000; New
Hampshire. §2,500; Trade, New Jersey. §2,300;
Williamsburg City, $5,0C0. Total, $20,000-
Appleton, Noyes «fe Maude, boots and shoes;
Girard, Pennsylvania, $5,000; Virginia Fire <fe
Marine, $5,000; Clinton, New York, $5,000;
Revere, Boston, $5,000; National, New York,
$5,000; New York, Bowery, S 5,000; Manufac
turers’,Boston, $10,000; Commercial, New York,
$5,000; Northern, New York, $5,000; Pacific, St.
Louis, $5,000; Mercantile, Ohio, §5.000; Manu
facturers’,New Jersey, $2,500; Prescott, Boston,
$5,000; Farragut, New York, §2,500; Germania,
New Jersey, §5,000; Maine, St. Louis, $5,000:
Boylston Mutual, §5,000; total, $55,000.
White tfcAUhetmer, hats, caps, and cloves,
stock seriously damaged, insured for $5,000 in
each of the following companies: Queen In
surance, England; London Assurance, Boston
Underwriters’, Howard Insurance Company,
Hamburg; Madgeburg, three policies, and
North German; total, $40,000.
Billy Ruetz, who was terribly qjnshed by a
falling wall, died on bis wav to the hospital.
The body of George -w. Farrant, business
agent of the National Guard Association, whose
armory was in the upper story of Veranda Row,
was taken from the ruins this morning, with his
arms and legs burned off and bis face fright
fully mashed. He was in the rear room of the
armory looking after some cases of rifles, when
it is supposed that a part of the root fell and
buried him in the debris. His relatives live in
Norfolk, Va.
IN’ PHILADELPHIA.
PmLiDELrau, April 5.—A fire at the corner
of Crown and Race streets, in a large five-story
building occupied by Hansell & Co. and other
firms, spread to the school-house opposite and
row of buildings on Fourth street, and one on
Race street. The loss is likely to teach half a
million dollars. The building lately occupied
Dy Thackaray, Brick & Co. is burning.
DOUBLE SUICIDE.
special Dispatch to The Tribune.
Davenport, la., April s.—The particulars of
the sad tragedy which resulted in the death of
Harry Watt and his sister-in-law, Louisa Filter,
at a late hour lost night, as telegraphed The
Tribune, prove to have been correct as evi
denced by the testimony before the Coroner’s
jury to-day. The mystery surrounding the af
fair, however, is now entirely cleared up. It was
a clear case of suicide by each party,
the poison taken* being hydrocyanic acid,
a bottle of which was found in
the coat-oocket of Watt, together with a letter
to his wife explaining in full the causes which
led to the act. The exact contents of the letter
Mrs. Watt refused to make public, but sufficient
was learned to make it certain that Watt bad
been unfaithful to his wife and rained her sis
ter. This being the case, the guilty couple had
chosen death in preference to the exposure that
inevitably awaited them, and deliberately made
their preparations to take their own lives. The
poison was bought by Mr. Watt a week ago, and
the letter to his wife was dated Thursday. Last
night they had company till after 11 o’clock,
and each of the deceased acted in their usual
manner. An hour later Miss Filter drank the
fatal dose, and as soon as Watt saw that she was
dying, he followed her example.
The sad affair baa caused great excitement in
the city, as all the partics'were well known and
highly'respected.
, Miss Filter was a beautiful girl of 20 years.
Some months ago, while handling a revolver it
accidentally, as it was reoorted, discharged, its
ball striking his wife in the breast, and inflicting
a wound which It was several days thought
would Drove fatal, bat from which she finally
recovered. This ami last! night’s event taken
together have caused mahy persons to-day to
believe that the shootingihen may have been an
attempt at murder. Whether it was or not,
however, will now never be certainly known.
A Fancy-Dress Ball at Constantinople*
Letter to pniladelDhio Tetectravft,
But the event of the season was the fancy
dress Dali given bv Count Zichy at the Aus
trian Embassy of the 22d. A very limited
number of cards were issued* to the infinite
disgust of many of the ladies who had costumes
brenared unnecessarily. One* In fact, who had
already cot her Invitation, wrote for another
for a young: lady who was staying at her house,
but the replv was a oolite negative. About 10
o’clock the rooms began to till. It was a notice
able feature that although the cards did not eyea
mention costumes, there were, out of 150
guests, only about ten who were not in a fancy
dress. Of the ladles, let me first mention an
Armenian lady of great personal attractions,
dressed as the Virgin Queen of England. Surely
Elizabeth herself could not have walked with a
more queenlv grace or worn a richer costume.
It was complete with the starched ruff and lono*
silken train, and covered with jewels. Her di£
monds, all of which she wore, are valued at
£60,C00. Mme. la Marquise la Mantilla was not
attired as Cleopatra,—a rumor to that effect
Having been circulated,—but represented in a
costume blazing with diamonds and rich with
u barbaric gold,” Zuleika, the last Moorish
Queen of Granada, Mme. Kuhlman, the great
beauty, who was to have appeared as St. Ce
celia, had changed her mind,, and, in a lovely
costume of pink and pale-bluo satin, looked as
though she had just stepped out of one of Wat
teau’s prettiest fans, for she represented a sbep
herdess. There were many other handsome
costumes, but the above mentioned ones were
the most universally admired. All the guests
who appeared in fancy dress are to be photo
graphed, and a handsome album filled with
these portraits will be presented to CountZlchy.
CRIME.
ACQUITTED.
Sotelal Dispatch to The Tribune.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 5. —The case of
Warren Tate for the murder of William Love,
who was shot in the corridor of the Court-
House on the Sth of September last, was given
to the jury at 6 o’clock to-night. At half-past
10 word came that they had agreed, and, after
sending for the prisoner and counsel, at 20 min
utes past 11 a verdict of acquittal was read. The
case has excited great interest, and occupied
just three weeks. The theory of the defense
was that the shooting was done in self-defense.
BRIBERY.
Deadwood, D. T„ April s.—ln the jury
bribery case to-day, Nicholas Vader on the wit
ness-stand . positively denied Juryman Robin
son’s testimony that he (Vader) had held con
versation with or offered Robinson any money
to buy the jury for the Rhoderick Dhu Com
pany. Vader and Robinson were held in $7,000
bail to await the action of the next Grand Jury.
SHOT DEAD.
New Orleans, April s. —The Tima’ special
says: “In a difficulty yesterday, at Kauiman,
Tei., John Kell shot dead Charles Smith,
nephew of es-Concressman Brown, of Kea-r
tuck)'.
CASUALTIES.
ACCIDENTAL DEATH.
Special Dispatch to The Tribune,
Joliet, HI., April s.—Charles Hill, aged 19,
son of Cant. C. A. Hill, a prominent lawyer of
this city, accidentally shot himself to-day while
out gunning some four miles south of the town.
No person witnessed the accident, but death
must have been instantaneous, as the top of
the boy’s bead was blown completely off and
bis brains were scattered around in every dfrec
tion.
DROWNED.
Baltimoee, April s.—By the capsizing of s
schooner in a gale in the Chesapeake Bay Capt.
‘Hagar and a crew of three men were drowned.
A PIE-EATING MATCH.
A Contest Between Four Young Men Ore?
Four Mince Pies.
Philadelphia Times.
A pie-eating match was one of the attractions
to a speculative benefit performance at the
New National Theatre last evening. In addi
tion to the other features It brought quite a
shower of silver to the box-cleric and an occu
pant to every seat in the building. A pic match
to the sporting mind suggests at once two con
ditions. First, the winner shall bite through a
greater number of pies, placed one on top of
another, than his adversaries, the pies under
each wide-opening Jaw to be of the same thick
ness, and to be bitten cither from a corner or
side, os the agreement may be made: Second,
all contestants shall be stationed at equal dis
tances from and around a table, on which is
placed an equal number of pics for each person
engaged. When the signal is given each man
grabs his pie, and the on® disposing 44 by fairly
eating his pie or pies” first is the victor, and,
thus wins all the stakes concerned. Such a
match was the one last night. There were four
contestants, each to cat one pie placed near the
edge of the tabic which each person stood
touching. John Kelley, James Hynes, Daniel
Lindsav, and Peter Donnelly came to score.
The subjects on which they were to operate
were dyspeptic-lookingmince pies.each folly ten
inches in diameter, and suggestive of their een
cral appearance of having Seen kept In stock
since, —sav, Christmas. Stage Manager Jones
said: “Ready,—one (each man straightened
bis limbs and gave his body a sort of warning
shake), two, fire!” and in an instant a pie
struck each month with a report almost like
that of a cannon. The man who held the watch
lost the count in astonishment, for he said that
be saw the top of a head fall on to a pie so sud
denly that he could think of nothing else ex
cept" the funny trick-bed he’d seen in a pan
tomime which turned into a table, chair, and a
great big whale in less than two seconds.
In fact, he was not sure whether the head
merged its identity in the pie, or vice versa,
fie was trying to tell abont it, and had just said:
44 Why, It’s like a pantomime,” when somebody
called 44 time.” The pies were gone, but the
watch-holder had no record. However, the win
ner was Daniel Lindsay,who gulped down his last
tremendous morsel while the other three were
choking over a piece that preceded their last,and
thus the match ended, and Lindsay pocketed $lO
for his success as a bifurcated pig.
There was another match for §5 that nobody
won. Three lads came to the table) and at ttao
word each grabbed his pie. Simultaneously with
the arrival of each pie at each month came an
oath ffom each contestant, —a sputtering out
of the morsel bitten off, and the hollow sounds
of pies thrown violently npon the stage found
an ocho iu the wild laughter that arose from the
crowded house. The man who would have won
that $5 would have eaten a pie of which an un
cooked salt mackerel, a large piece of leather, a
half pound of straw, not to speak of a lot of
wires, a few nails, and a piece of cloth, were
among the ingredients.
The Dangerous Fishing-Grounds.
Of Georges Shoal, where in a recent gale
teen vessels from Gloucester, Mass., with 153
men, were lost, the Boston Herald says:
“Georges Shoal is situated aboutl2o miles east
southeast of Cape Ann, on the edge of the Gulf
Stream, which runs post it with so strong a tida
that vessels have been known to be carried east
ward by it in the teeth ol a strong opposing
breeze.* In some sections of this shoal there is
little water—m one place, it is said, not over
three feet—and old bankers say that they have
seen it at times above water. At other places
the shoal has only eight fathoms of water.
It is at the outer edges of the shoal
that the fish are foond, in the warm waters
of the Gulf Stream or their vicinity, and the
vessels, when they encounter them, drop their
anchors, and out out their lines with baited
hooks, and find lively work in landing the fish
on deck. When one vessel strikes a school of
fish the others draw near and cast anchor close
by. In this way a number of vessels are often
anchored together, which is a dangerous situa
tion if a storm should arise and one of them
should part her cable. In such an event, to
avoid collision and certain destruction, the
other vessels in her track would have to cut
their cables, which is always a dangerous resort
in a storm, for if the vessel broaches-to, with
her side to the coming wave, she is most likely
to be crushed by its tremendous force. The
cables used are made of the best hemp, from
two to tnrec and one-half inches in diameter, ac
cording to the size of the vessel. With each
lifting bound of the vessel In a storm,
with her head to the sea, these cables stretch
and give, and then contract again for the next
similar movement. The waves in a storm on
Georges Banks are short, chopping, bat some
times irresistible. If a vessel with flush deck
and strong bulwarks ships one of those seas—
three of those heavy waves, it is said, follow one
another in quick succession—she is weighted
down so as to be almost under water, and be
fore she can discharge the body of water on her
deck the other two seas are upon her, and she
sinks to rise no more, with no. trace of her or
her crew to be seen again. Nobody has ever
seen a Georges vessel lust, but it is supposed
that she gets into what is called the wash on the
shoals, and is turned over and tossed about till
she breaks in pieces and her remains are covered
by the sand or drawn into the volnme of the
Gulf Stream and carried away to the unknown
depths of the ocean.”
Tho Wrong One Killed.
San Francisco Coirs Paris Letter.
A chemist made up an attractive cake for
puss. The iady, not desiring to witness the
contortions of Uic animal, locked herself up la
her bedroom. When she thought all was fin
ished, she returned to the kitchen to wltnest
her little boy expiring, the cat looking on.
Give yonr defective complexion the benefit «f
Glenn’s Sulphur Soap; defects will disappear. j
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