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R. E. FISK, - - Editor. THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1881. ■. A . — Sixce LSÔ3 the annual product of gold has dim has ne York House of Representatives for female suffrage at all the elections. iminished one-half, and that of silver early aoublc-d. _ ____ , . 7 \ ________j : xi x A bill has been introduced in the New ... /. y » ., .. a ,. I Wives of Presidents generally outlive , r „. b . * . theu- hut.hands. There are ».x ex-prest-1 ng-Mesdames Polk, Ty-, Woolfolk lias periodical spells of lov ing the people. They have been quite violent since the adoption of the charter. But we think they would be less frequent and much milder if the city were Demo cratic. ___ The proposed submarine tunnel between England and France, it is expected, will A Keene, N. H., young man has re cently been severely poisoned by corrosive sublimate contained in thc mucilage upon and France, it is expected, will be completed in 1887. It is asserted that j within eighteen months two and a half j miles of the channel will have been ex cavated. I A private letter received in San Fran cisco says that John W. Mackey has bought out the interests of two Scotchmen who held a large block of Sutro tunnel stock. This gives color to thc story that thc bonanza firm control the tunnel. Dr. Giaccone has proved beyond ques tion that the intestines of men employed for a long period in underground work be come infected with an insect of the species Ankilostouri , whereby their health is much injured. His discovery had more parti cular reference to the men employed in the St. Gothard tunnel. jiostage stamps which he moistened with ! his tongue as he stuck them upon 200 en velopes. _ I ' a Some people are bothered about Mother Shipton's prophesy more than they are willing to admit. Professor Newcomb, of thc Naval Observatory at Washington, tells a reporter that he is receiving letters daily from men of supposed and alleged brains, anxiously inquiring whether Swift's comet is moving directly toward the earth. all It of The Daily Woolfolk charges us with misquoting one of its editorials. Not at all ; we only made the slight changes nec essary to adapt it to Butte instead of Hel ena. It seems that our mistake was as suming that the Woolfolk had the same code of conduct for the Democratic as for the Republican party, and that its so-called principles would stand trans planting on the West Side. The Atlantic cable has rarely flashed under the sea more grateful tidings than those which inform us that terms of peace with thc Boers were settled at a Cabinet Council last Saturday in Downing street. It the intelligence should be confirmed, the lact will deserve to stand as a monu ment to the triumph of English manhood, ot English love of liberty and justice over barbarian pride and the fierce iust of re venge. _ Treating of the railroad problem, the Boston Journal remarks that "the men who will be useful in the adjustment of exist ing difficulties are not those who would blindly make war upon interests and en terprises essential to the development of thc country, but those who, while they keep thc rights and welfare of the public steadily in view, will remember that rail road corporations themselves have rights, and that they arc essential to the prosper ity of the country." This is the way a Dorr county, Iowa, iady speaks of her accomplishments in the way of spinning : "In three and a half days I spun one thousand and twenty rolls of wool, making sixty knots or three and one-half pounds of yarn. This yarn I knitted into seventeen pairs of socks. In thc work of spinning I estimate that I walked fully twenty miles, and as my weight is two hundred and twenty pounds I think that 1 am entitled to some credit as a pedestrian." The cable message to Australia respect ing the Hanlan-Trickett match was an ex traordinary achievement in telegraphy— in fact, it has never been excelled, The total extent of lines—namely, 12,000 miles —was traveled in one hour and twenty minutes. The greater portion of this time was occupied in transmitting the message through India. From Singapore to Syd ney, «>,(>< o miles, the message occupied only tnirty-five seconds in transmission. This message was repeated fourteen times from station to station between London and Svdnev. The prevalent impression that Gen. Garfield was the first of our Presidents to be inducted into office on a Friday is er roneous. John Quincy Adams and Frank lin Pierce were both inaugurated on Fri day. Whoever shall be elected President of the United States in 1920 will be in augurated on Friday, March 4, 1921, if the Constitution remains unchanged in this respect. The 4th of March, until it falls once more on Friday, will occur as follows: 1885, Wednesday; 1889, Mon i nAV Öaturda - V ï 1^97, Thursday ; Monday; 1905 Saturday; 1909, ?oVî r8 ü%' 1913, Tuesday ; 1917, Sunday; 1921, Friday. a -x et no we eral THE FOREIGN PORK MARKET. It is not alone in the. stock market that . „ . the bulk and bears confine the.r opera tions, nor are manipulators of panics and t a ti tt .. joa a r, corners peculiar to the L nited btates. Cer ■. I . , , . a „ A tain dealers and operators in pork in En "it , ,, . . , /> i. gland and all over tue continent, finding . : , . , ,,, „ — I themselves undersold by the importers ofj j tj ie American article, and that the consum scheme to injure the growing reputation : » f A " crican l ,ork b X. 8tart , in S the stor >' that the reason of selling the American product ers were rapidly learning to prefer the im-j | ported pork, seem to have concerted a I scheme to injure the growing reputation [ ot American porx by starting the story , , ,. cheap was because it was dis I „ v jxi, , - il xi ,, , eased, and that what could not be sold at . , i j , home was shtpped abroad In some places Ty-, d « represented that the hog cholera pre-1 • „ T , x i eign markets. In other markets exagger • i x j e x, • f e r. Cliculated of the infect,on ated stories are circulated of the infection j of all American pork with trichina?. These I after another have issued orders forbidding the importation of American pork. The English government leads off in this j . . . j, iy and Austria _ . rpi cession. Ihese ! , XJ,.« I English government leads off in this cru- ! j sade, and France, Germany and *-*-> j have followed in quick succession governments do not seem to have taken I sular agents in this country whether there ! was any foundation for the alarm, but seem to have thought it patriotic and pro- ! xxxx:____r l________ j ___x- x. __x ! ter American article was being sold at rates with which home products could not compete, and there was danger of utter | destruction of a considerable industry. If | the governments had sought to exclude American pork by raising the duties, it [ would have caused a general complaint among the working classes, who have to buv any pains to ascertain through their con ! tC(; tivc ol home products to act upon ru !and suspicion. Ui» real : iwardness . I of the business is plain enough. The bet-1 ' tpr Ainpripfin nrfiplp it'oti .„U .. x _ and want the best article for their money, but if the ground of exclusion is placed upon a pretended concern for the welfare of the consumer, the motive will appear more respectable. It will furnish a pretext for the creation of inspectors of all the imported articles, from which ad ditional revenue may be drawn to the gov- ! prniYiPnt nnrl tlio pnat .... xi.xx eminent, and the cost increased so that competition is possible for home producers. It is a very disreputable business for gov ernments to engage in, being nothing less than entering into a conspiracy to aid a certain class of dealers and make the food of the larger part of their subjects dearer than it would be otherwise. The truth will come out in the end and the reaction will restore our pork to greater popularity than ever, but the immediate consequences are wide-spread and disastrous. Cutting off suddenly the foreign demand will cause a glut in the market at home, prices will go down all over the country and many dealers and producers in the United States will be injured, perhaps broken up. We think this a matter that demands the attention of the general government. Some sort of inspection should be provided for at home which would preclude the possibility of a great and growing industry being crippled or destroyed or subjected to sudden revulsions by those who would palm off a diseased or adulterated article. The article of pork suffers in this instance ; a short time ago it was beef, and when to avoid the suspicion that diseased cattle were butchered in this country the ani mals were shipped alive, then another cry arose that our cattle were all infected with pleuro-pneumonia and their introduction forbidden. There is not an article of ex port but what may suffer from some such cause, especially every article that enters into competition with the products of every country with which we trade. We are sure that every legitimate dealer in this country would willingly submit to the most rigid inspection. It would be for their interest to have this done. Frequent reports of these inspections should be pub lished and put in the hands of the consul ar agents of all nations with whom we trade for the information of their govern ments. Many an unfounded alarm can thus lie prevented and the course of trade run on much more evenly and prosper ously. is of the of age the a it it tion have ing all of of COL. WOOLFOLK'S SAVAGE AS S.\ULT ON THE DEMOCRATS OF BUTTE. officers. The editor of the Independent is known to be a man of very violent and aggressive temper; but we had scarcely expected anything so truculent as his attack upon the Democrats of Silver Bow countv Thus: "There are always men in every party who have a keen scent for spoils and want a party scramble if there is anvthing in sight worth scrambling for. The result will be to fatten a few individuals at the public crib, but at the public expense, -x * * The people want a citizen's tick et and no fight. A few Democratic poli ticians demand party nominations—and a scramble for the offices. If they force the issue, we will see who are the stronger_ the people or the politicians. * * * Let our motto be 'Economical county government by the people and for the peo pie s benefit/ It place hunters and ring managers, in their eager pursuit of spoils, want to hoist a party banner that possesses no signiUcance in our county government we greatly err if it will serve their pur pose." r After this scathing rebuke the Demo crats of Silver Bow will surely pause be fore they persist in their policy of making straight partisan nominations for countv It has been decided by Attorney Gen eral Devena that a white man cannot le gally be enlisted in a colored regiment. ORGANIZATION OF THE SENATE, i The death of Carpenter and the rosÿna turn of Blame with the consequent delay in choosing their successors afforded an op _a ? a, , 1 portunity for the Democrats to complete A, *. . , ' . the organization of the Senate, which it ° .. , ' was generally supposed they would on no i „ ° X1 . •__ ofj account neglect to improve. The country >' j was the last t0 *» elccted - That ! complished on Wednesday .last has watched witl. surprise day after day to .a tha î aa .,o o„d ♦ w „JL i The Senate is now full. Frye of Maine vas ac-; see the issue forced and that object accom a ! plislied. The opportunity has passed. The Senate is now full. Frve of Maine ! was the last to be elected. That ! ' ..r. j , *. , . . ! was at once notified that the credentials , i i i , x ir , , had been made out and forwarded. Ere , . , . . ; his they have been received and no fur ther objection can be urged to his i VI xi Ü IT *1 V • a . with the Republicans, and it is certain +1 xx, TX I xf xu I now that the Democrats cannot force the j now that the Democrats cannot force I organization, as they had intended. ,*J 1C 1C j, jx, x "x-xi , • , . ! tees, and that some ol the chairmanships , -ni ■ x i x, . . , ! will be given to each, while the principal ! I ______7...-H iAuiJi.xT) ____u,: i ! mise in thc arrangement of the commit '..... —-------' ->•-* •• officers will probably be Republican, ! sitate a close and constant attendance of every member, as well as that of the Vice ! President, who will likelv have frequent f ! ... ! mean defeat. It assures also that no ex- 1 treme party measure will even be attempt- j '' | ed. Before an extra session of Congress | is called it will probably be ascertained to a certainty what chance a new refunding j [ bill has to pass the new Senate. If such ' " a bill has no chance to pass there will be no extra session, The equal division of parties will neces- ! täte a cl nsp. and constant nttpndftnpp opportunities for his casting vote to settle j . a tie. The situation is one favorable to. harmony in the party, for division will I ... ™A „ * Tx ------- xl..i MORE FOLLY. We admire thc spirit that prompted the Irish citizens and societies to forego the usual parades on St. Patrick's day and devote the monevs that would have been expended to the aid of their countrymen 1 at home. It is much to be lamented that b in nnnnnufmn fi,;* : in connection with this sensible action of | American Irishmen we have to chronicle * an insane attempt to blow up the official j residence of the Mayor of London. If, be done under the inspiration of the Home ! at Rulers or the Land Legaue, it will do more x uct;auc, n win uyuiuic injury to the cause of Ireland than all thc | t0 sympathy and assistance from America could possibly accomplish in aid of that cause. However it may be at home, there ! is no reason why Irishmen in America ! should lie carried away by their hatred of i England so that they should overlook or neglect what will be lor the permanent j benefit of Ireland. The separation and j independence of Ireland is an utter im- j possibility even if the United States gov- ! eminent and Nation should openly and unitedly undertake to accomplish it, which ; We think 1 ma country who are able to ' ^ to ca I of course will never be done, the Irish of this consider this question more rationally ought to unite and insist as a condition of their sympathy and co-operation that the leaders at home would abandon all unreasonable demands and violent methods. This is pre-eminently an age of reason and no government in the world can long withstand a general attack on this open field. In all their really just demands the Irish might have the sympathy and aid of nearly every American citizen, and such a backing would be almost sure to win the battle in reasonable time. Why drive away powerful allies and refuse any relief unless comes in a particular form and immed iately ? in the the in tson, be How much better to all concerned would it have been if the South had accepted the inevitable and consented to abolish slavery, receiving a reasonable compensa tion for their slaves. It would have been equally to the advantage of the North to have paid the highest ransom price. Leav ing out of account the loss of life which all the wealth of the universe could not compensate, simply on the gross estimate of the money .cost only, thc cost and loss of weaLii alone involved in our war would __________________ _______ xlx wuu have purchased every slave, educated him into an intelligent citizen and have fur- j nished the means to educate every child in ! the land. It is not too much to say that if reason instead of passion had controlled the settlement of our irrepressible con flict, the United States might have been ! to-day twice as rich and powerful as it is. ! Violence mars the settlement of every issue -----—-vx** v va ! into which it intrudes. It has al- ! ways been so and will always be so to the ' end. There are no exceptions to this rule. ' The past of Ireland confirms it. Why not j listen to the voice of reason. illustrated and confirmed by every page of history, j ancient and modern ? —Among the importais bills which were not lost during the recent session was the one to enable the people of Meagher county to build a wagon road from Centerville, via the White Sulphur Springs, to Benton. Cen terville is situated on the upper Missouri val ley , almost directly across the river from Bedford and the Springville Mills, which are very near the Helena and Bozeman road. The road will take in a good portion of the Missouri valley, one of the most fertile and flourishing agricultural valleys in Montana, will cross the Belt Mountains probably at the head* of Grayson Creek, running through the Smith River valley to the White Sulphur opiiugs. From this point it will take an al most direct northerly course to the Barker mines, and from thence to the Cho', au county line.— River Press. ^ i GOULD'S TELEGRAPH SCHEMES. The great railroad king is usually rep re8ented as a hvnx J, silence and . • i_m-, r . , , communicability, but he recently unbo „ * . somed himself very bountifully to a re it , V i tt ^ xi porter of the New lork Herald , and the no i Luc a al • x • r -, . . full text of the interview ----- — and the furnishes inter connec to t# m f . h \ """T i tl011 Wlth the rcceilt operations in telegraph -----''"T" 1 Z is going to make New fork city the center ac-; xi u He proposes to lay two ca- j *° n ," I 1 ieiec f n °P era 101 ^ 111 e e = rap 1 ° C , b ^ ° 118 P an * u ie nex u o ' ears .' 1C com P e * on 0 ", 11C . \ e 1111 of the world. ! bles this summer between New Foundland j 1T , , ,. , and Ireland, which will give full connec -1 .• ^ ... ^ ; tion with Europe and Asia. On the other 1 ^ of [he continent he es t0 , a | occu-, ...... ci. m Francisc „ t0 thc Sand „.ieh , rom thence one cable is |Ï0 oe lam to Australia and one to ! T . ,, ,, . A . . -i t I Japan. Another cable is to be laid up the ! 1 west coast from Puget Sound to and across j Behring's Straits to a connection with the ! ! America, inese are tne grand trunks t< , , x , . be completed within two years. The ram ! .^ ,. „ , ... , i incations from these will be in every di rection and will take more time, but the ! ! ; I I nected with the system by additional ca ' S0 J!^° tU ° ^ l> ^ 1 coas | s k - ou ^ 1 Amerlca - These are thc grand trunks to ..... x °! r 6 )U ^ U:,C ^ 16 aini iai nC î an j f inise0 °^' the scal P ot ev ^ v natl °n ! hangs to this girdle. New York becomes of this system, and by control the commerce of 1 me wo f < 1< J; . As . thc g . rea ? maglcian ob ' j '' ,er ' c ' s, a * 1C usiness to-c ay is tran f cted by telegraph, and this will | j gre . . „ . . , ; ' " ,e C01npleti0n of thls telegraph system. | ! recuon anu " 111 ia ^ e laore lliaC .' ,JUl UlC I stem is comp etc , t e nor is not on y ^ j ., ^ p & t ... ... I ^ eanS CC tllC V Or Id. A.S Î continue to be true, only to an infinitely greater and more universal extent with Every point of supply and demand all over the world will be brought into imme diate connection. The destination of every car and ship load of freight will be fixed before the loading is complete ; the cost of transportation, the market price at place of destination and the profits will also be known. There will be neither de 1 * s 1101 «^appointments, and the dangers b ' tb f " av " ld be a matter °* « as . v C01u_ : putatioii and can be covered by insurance. lays nor disappointments, and thc dangers com | and can be covered by insurance, j * ot on ' 110 SU1 P^ U:5 °* al D C10 P »'adable j for markct in any part of the world will j be known ' bllt the condition of every crop j P ! at ever ^ stage of lts growth wlU be rc * | 1>orted and studied > and the kind of cro P j x- - i .î ' ^ 1 1 ■ j | t0 uc « I0mland thc cxte,,t of land P«, cultivation will also be subject to I under control ! ! i j j j ! ; 1 ma ^ er doubt. Jay Gould expresses ' ^ be «l« 1 « 011 within fifty years New This is a grander piece of conquest than ever fired the ambition of Alexander or Napoleon, and its eafly completion seems to be assured. The kind of submarine ca >le has alreadv oeen deteimined upon, and is superior to any now in use—as much superior to the French cable as that excels the English—and this is now in process of manufacture. Its laying will I soon commence and its success is not a opinion York will be as large as London, and that in half that tirn j it will be the mon ev T .î • x- ,, , , „ . , î In this connection, Mr. Gould thinks j the general government will never assume j the ownership and operation of the tele- j graphs. He thinks it no proof at all be cause government control has succeeded | in England that it would succeed in this j country. If in government hands, every , , , , ... ' * I operator and employe would be subject to removal with every change of administra- 1 tson, the cost of maintenance would be promises to make telegraphing so cheap, convenient and reliable that government shall have no motive to interfere. the avenues of labor are filled. The San Francisco Alta, on the other hand, while admittin ? tiiere are enough idle people in California > and that there is no room there for immi g rants who have no well-defined greatly increased, and the efficiency would | be greatly disturbed and diminished. He | i-„ «î ! The California papers don't agree as to thc value of further immigration to that | State and the chances that new-comers I will prosper. The Sacramento Bee is in ciincd to think that there are enough peo- j pie in the State now, and asserts that all ! object in view, insists that abundant op portunities exist for men of energy and courage, especially if they possess a little ca P ital > or at least haVe enough money "to sustain themselves for a reasonable time." The root of the matter lies in that last clause > which applies not only in Califor- ; ( lda but ever .vu r herc else. The man who » oes t0 a new home without any money in his I )0cket his pocket almost invariably wishes he had staved in the old one. j New Land Agent for N. P. R. K. At a meeting of the Board of Directors off the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, held j in New York, February 17th, 1881, R. M. Newport was elected general agent of the Land Department for the Eastern Division, in place of James B. Power. All communi cations with reference to the Land Depart ment business should hereafter be addressed to R. M. Newport. General Land Agent, St. Paul, Minn. Appointed Postmaster. A private dispatch from Washington states that R. E. Fisk has been appointed Postmas ter at Helena. More People Die from diseased Kidaeys than of Consumption, but not one fatal case in a thousand would occur if Warner's Safe Kidney and Liver Cure was taken n time. By all means try t. Bids for Army Transportation Opened at St. Paul on the 1st inst. j - boute , K moktaka. John W. Power, Helena, M. T., bids tor , . . . 1881, April to December inclusive, 81 57 per , ' , 1QQr . T . 1,000 pounds per 100 miles; 1882, January to .... . nnn ____ Aa . March inclusive, 8- oü per 1,000 pounds, outside limits of contract same rates; teams ! with aad drive«, per day, each 87 .70. . Henry c WaitC) St . Cloud, bids for April, $1 48 ; I August, SI 30; September, st 4U; October an( i November, 81 48; December, 81 45; j January, 1882, 81 35; February, §i op ; ; Henry C. Waite, St. Cloud, bids for A j 1881, 81 25 ; May to July inclusive, 81 August, 81 30; September, 81 40; Oct February, 81 20 ; j March, 81 ; outside limits of contract, same g ' , " " . ' rate ; teams per day, $4 9o. ^ . T , 1 j ^ „ _x . • 1 C. A. Broadwater, Fort Assinmboine, M. | T hids for 1881> April t0 Nw<mber iueta . , sive, 81 17 ; December, S2; January and February, 1882, 82; March, 81 50; same rate ! outside of contract ; teams, $7 per day. ox T mi - 1aai ... ! Isaac G. Baker, ot. Louis, Mo., 1881, April to November, 81 49; December,82 25; 1882, j 1° November, 81 49 ! J anuai T to March ; December, 82 25; 1882, inclusive, 82 25; same portation on the Missouri for the coming sea son as follows : Officers, per mile each, 4 cents ; enlisted men, etc., 3 cents ; horses, mules, etc., 4 cents ; stores, per 100 pounds per 100 miles, 11 cents. S. B. Coulson, Yankton—Officers, per mile, lu^ticuis, at miles, 26 cents. Thos. C. Power, Chicago—Officers, per mile, horses, etc., 4 cents; stores, per _ _ . , f . , _ Jos. Leighton, St. Paul 5 cents; enli-ted men, etc., 31 cents; horses, e tg., 4 cents ; stores, per 100 pounds per 100 j ______ 7i _________ 31 cents ; enlisted men, 21 cents ; horses, etc., j 3 cents; stores, per 100 pounds per 100 miles, I 26 cents. 1 Henry C. Akin, Sioux City, la—Officers, j mile, 4 cents; enlisted men, 31 cents; | 100 pounds per dive, 81 ; Ft. Keogh, 81 15 ; Big Horn De ^ Glendive to Ft. Keogh, 50c. ; Big Horn De pot, 90c. From Ft. Keogh to Big Horn De P ot > ------^---__ j , ! From Bismarck to Buford, 60c. Glen- j : M. kftOOTi. SI I n • Kitr Horn T>o per 100 miles, 25 cents YELLOWSTONE RIVER. —Officers, per mile, 5 cents ; enlisted men, 4 cents ; horses, etc., 4 cents ; stores from Bismarck to all points, per 100 pounds per 100 miles, 25 cents. From other points per 100 pounds, as follows : From Buford to Glendive, 25c. ; Fort Keogh, 60c. ; Big Horn Depot, 90c. From Glendive to Ft. Keogh, 40c. ; Big Horn Depot, 75c. From Ft. Keogh to Big Horn Depot, 40c. S. B. Coulson, Yankton—Officers, per mile, \ 4'.c. ; enlisted men, 3 yC. ; horses, etc., 5c. ;| stores, per 100 pounds per 100 miles, as fol lows: * | Republican Senate Committees. P j Washington, March 18.-The following ■ are the Senate committees as selected, the I fir st named in each being chairman: Elections.—Hoar, Cameron (Wis.,) Teller, j p b ™" an ' Fryc ' Sanlsb, " y ' Hil1 ( Ga ->> Vance ' | Foreign Relations—Burnside, Conkling, | Edmunds, Miller, Ferry, Johnston, Morgan, ) „ j (Nev.,) Allison, Platt (N. Y.,) Bayard, Voor • hees, Beck, McPherson, Harris. Appropriations.—Allison, Logan, Dawes, Plumb, Hale, Davis (W. Va.,) Brent, Ransom, Cockrell. Commerce.—Conkling, McMillan, Jones (Nev.,) Kellogg, Conger, Ransom, Coke, Far ley, Vest. Manufactures.—Conger, Hale, Sewell, Mc Pherson, Williams. Agriculture.—Mahone, Blair, Plumb, Van Wyck, Davis (W. Va.,) Slater, George. Military Affairs.—Logan, Burnside, Cam î Rollins, Miller, Mahone, McPherson, Jones j (Fla.,) Vance, Farley. j Judiciary.—Edmunds, Conkling, Logan, j I n » a H s ) McMillan, Garland, Davis (111.,) Bay and Post Koads.-Ferry, Hill | (Col.,) Platt (N. Y.,) Sawyer, Mahone, Maxey, j Saulsbury, Farley, Groome. wvJt m M'"nï I T 1> ' Hdl ri (Co , 1 ") Blair ? I van v\yek, McDill, Jones (Fla.,) Grover, Walker, Morgan. 1 Private Land Claims.—Bayard, Jones, Call, Edmunds, Allison. Indian Aft'airs.—Dawes, Ingalls, Saunders, Coke, | Logan, Cameron (Wis.,) Coke, Pendleton, ! | Walker, Slater. ' j ! Pensions—Teller, Platt (Conn.,) Blair, ; Mitchell, Edgefton, Groome, Slater, Jackson, I Camden. I Revolutionary Claims—Johnston, Jones 1 (Fla.,) Hill (Ga.,) Anthony, Dawes. ! Cameron (Wis.,) Frye, Teller, | District of Columbia.—Ingalls^ Rollins ! I McMillan, Hawley, McDill, Harris, Butler' ! c ^ ance > Gorman. j j EdgèrtôÏLoke^Call? ' WinLü""' M " che11 ' : ! Territories.—Saunders, Kellogg, McDill, ; Sawyer, Butler, Garland, Vest. j , /Railroads—Kellogg Saunders, Tel- J 1er, Hawley, Sawyer, Sewell, Lamar, Grover, J Williams, Jones, Brown. ' j Mines and Mining.—Hill (Col.,) Jones, Nevada, Van Wyck, Miller, Hampton, Fair, ; Uontr ( Couu j Camden. Revision of Laws.-McMillan, Platt (Conn.,) Hale, Davis (111.,) Pendleton. Education and Labor.—Blair, Morrill, Burnside, Edgerton, Mahone, Maxey, Brown, George, Fair. Civil Service.—Hawley, Rollins, Jones (Nev.,) Hill (Col.,) Butler, Walker, Williams, Contingent Expenses—Jones (Nev.,) Platt ! Vance. Engrossed Bills.—Saulsbuiy, Call, Conk ling. Rules.—Frye, Hoar, Sherman, Call, Gor man. Improvement of Mississippi River.—Mitch ell, Kellogg, Van Wyck, Frye, Jones, Cock rell, Jackson. N. Transportation Routes to Seaboard—Har . rison, Cameron (Pa.,) Blair, Platt (N. Y.,) j Beck, Voorhees, Cameron (Wis.) ' j 1 Grounds—Rollins, Morrill, Cameron (Wis.) Jones (Fla.,) Vest. joint committes Joint Committee on Public Printing.—An thony, Hawley, Gorman. tj Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills.-Platt (N. Y.,) Rollins, Pugh. ! Joiut Committee on Library.—Sherman, i Hoar, \oorhees. j Joint Committee on Public Buildings and 1 — — - era to and and and Dawes (Wis.,) SELECT COMMITTES. Civil Service.—Sawyer, Rollins, Hampton, Groome. Census.—Hale, Morrill, Cameron McDill, Pendleton, Morgan, Harris. Epidemic Diseases.—Harris, Lamar, Gar land, Jones, Teller, Miller, Sewell. Nicaraugua Canal.-Davis (W. V.,) Groome, Johnston, Hawley, Mitchell. On Erection of New Library Building.— Voorhees, Butler, Morrill. tor to . i Suicide of General Upton. Chicago, March 15.— Brèv. Major Gen eral Emery Upton, U. S. A., was found dead in his lied at Presidio tills morning, ] lav j n , r shot himself through the head some time during the night. Gen. Upton retired at about his usual hour, having spent the evening in social converse. evenin S m soclal converse. The first intinia .70. j «»" of the tragedy was known this morning between 8 and » ^lock when his orderly ; went t0 cal1 the General, and receiving no j a ^ CT to his orderly opened the d°or and iound the General dead m his bed ; The alarm was instantly given and several officers of the regiment having haste ; ! officers 01 tlie re S iment Oavmg hastened to i • ~ ms room„it yvas discoveied that the General ! hnH mmmiitwi suffiOn tl,. i I ftatl «jpimmttea suicide, the revolver was . i still grasped in Ids baud and a bullet w„„ u ,i trough his mouth into the brain told s f° r y plainly. The body was cold and stiff, j indicate the cause of the act have as vet been discovered, but neither the body nor ef fects have been touched, and are awaiting the and life had evidently been extinct several hours, probably since midnight. No j P a Pers or anything that might serve to 4 arrival of the coroner. The general impres sion, however, seems to be that the grief at the loss of his wife prompted the suicide. San Francisco, March 15.-At the inquest held on the body of Gen. Upton to-day the testimony of Captain Hasbrouk, of the fourth artillery, and letters written by the deceased to bis sister and to the Adjutant General, U. j confirm the previous impression that the suicide was due to depression of mind, consequent upon his inability to adopt his j system of tactics to movements of companies I °* 200 or more men. 1 New York, March 16—The Timen says : j Many army officers are of the opinion that | General Upton has been the victim of a cow- ardly assassination. General Hancock said to a Tunes reporter that he had been greatly startled by the news. The suicide oi any officer in the ser vice could amaze him no more. He and Gen. Upton were close friends. He came out of the rebellion with a most enviable record, j and at the time of his death had lineal rank , at Lieut. Colonel of artillery. He was the ! youngest officer in age as well as term of ser vice in the United States army holding that rank, and said General Hancock, "judging from his acknowledged abilities, his energy, j worthy ambition, and known good will and \ appreciation of his superior officers, great honors for his future were certain." The suggestion that General Upton may have been prompted to suicide by anticipations of j the failure of the recently authorized ver sion of his tactics Gen. Hancock declared un reasonable. The fear of failure was uot one of the characteristics of General Upton in any regard, much less should it be so in the revision of his tactics. To these tactics Up ton had given many years of dose study. He was thoroughly their master and had re duced their elements to such simplicity that the matter of failure in their presentation was absurd. The tactics had been endorsed by the War Department and by the same authority had been promulgated for the use of the U. S. army. There was no opposition to the tactics in any quarter,. New Iork, March 17.—General Upton's sister is the wife of Dr. S. C. Hanford, of Brooklyn, who yesterday said he believed the cause of Upton's suicide could be traced to his sufferings from a malignant and incur able catarrh, which had taken such firm hohl an intense student, and so closely applied himself that he was without doubt suffering physically from this fact. Dr. Hanford said that he did not for a moment entertain the notion that Upton had destroyed his manu script. Washington, March 17.—At the request ot the family of General Upton, who desired his remains to be brought East, Secretary Lincoln to-day authorized General McDowell telegraph to detail two officers from the Division of the Pacific to accompany thc re mains to New York « . v A ' T J" * , t , ,, r RANCisco, March 17.—General Up tou ' s remains will be brought from the Pre sidia on Saturday escorted by troops from the stations around the bay. They will be met by thc eutire secontl bngade N. G. C. and the c °ffi u escorted to Oakland, where it will be sent East on Sunday with a guard of honor from the 4th A rtilkrv. Chicago, March 17.—On learning of the death of General Upton, a reporter called upon General Forsyth at General Sheridan's , . „ . , . , . headquarters. The General spoke of Ins dead friend not only as a comrade of whom any one might be proud, but as a man in the emancipation fullest and proudest acceptance of the term. He said : From his very boyhood General Upton seemed to he guided by sound princi ples and good judgment. When a mere lad be took up the strong abolition ideas of that day and became an outspoken advocate of His father was a fanner in moderate circumstances living near Batavia. N. Y., and young Upton was one of a large family and knew he had his own way to make in the world. Accordingly, having de termined to secure an education, he went to Oberlin, believing that that institution liest reflected his sentiments and ideas. While at home during vacation, however, the Congres sional appointment to the military academy fell vacant and young Upton applied in per son to the member from his district for it. tj- ,• x- , , , apphcatmu was suceesstul and he entered West Point in 1856, where, by his cool, out spoken defense of his abolition ideas, he drew down upon himself the wrath of the South 1 . . , ... era element, theu so conspicuous at the mili tary academy. His convictions were so strong that in spite of all he was called upon to pass through he never swerved for an in stant from his idea of what he thought right, and long before the spring of 1861 he was re garded even h}' the Southern element with respdet, notwithstanding that both the man and his principles were so cordially disliked. Army officers here are full of reminiscences and lavish ot praise for the unfortunate sol dier.