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Pliilatlelphia Gives a Fonderons Philadelphia Municipal Election. Philadelphia, Febmary 1.».— Great i n t er eet was manifested in the municipal election here to-day. The officials (chosen will enter upon their duties under the new law known as the Pullet hill, which provides sweeping changes in the various departments of the city. Democrats expe rienced considerable difficulty in complet ing their ticket. Their lirst nominees de clined. The party finally nominated for mayor George Debekeim, who three years a „ 0 was elected sheriff ou the Republican ticket: Charles Benton for receiver of taxes, and G W. Arundel for city solicitor. The Republican ticket is: Edwin H. Eitler, mayor ; Henry Clay for Receiver of Taxes and Chas. E. Warwick (the present incum bent for City Solicitor. Neither ticket was entirely satisfactory and the papers were not united in the support of their party candidates, the result being a large amount of scratching. The city, on the straight party vote, is Republican by from 13 000 to '25,000. The returns from 1 1 of the .'51 wards in the city give Eitler (Rep.) for Mayor, a majority of 12,293, and Clay, (Rep.) for Receiver of Taxes, 7,578. Care ful estimates at midnight place Fitler's majority at 25,000, Clay from 8,000 to 10, H00. Warwick, (Rep.) for City Solicitor, is running ahead of the ticket and will prob ably have between 30,000 and 35,000 ma jority. Owing to the extensive scratching the returns are coming in slowly. Counterfeit Gold Coin. Philadelphia, February 15.—The United States Mint here to-day secured a counterfeit two dollars and a half gold piece, of 1852, for which it has been in quest for a year, lor the purpose of com pleting its cabinet. It was presented to Superintendent Fox l»y L. H. 'lavlor A Co., bankers, who got it in a 810,000 lot from the sub-treasury, yesterday. This amount of gold was forwarded to New Vork in the afternoon. This one piece was returned this morning as counterfeit. At the Phila delphia bank it was pronounced genuine, and an acid test at the sub-treasury subse quently failed to show it anything but good. At the mint, however, the assayer declared it counterfeit, and one of the most dangerous bogus coins ever made. It con tains only twenty-seven cents worth of gold, he said, yet its weight is that of the real article to a hair. Its size is the same, save that the ginuine coin is slightly thiner at the middle thau the counterfeit, and it has the true ring of the pure metal. We have been looking for an example of this counterfeit lor ten or tifteen years to place in our cabinet here. I readily recog nized it by the head upon it. That style of.the head of liberty was not printed upon two and a half pieces of 1852. The Fisheries Question. New York, February 15.—In au inter view with a reporter of the Mail and Ex press, Sir Lionel West. British minister to Washington, said: 'T do not anticipate any trouble whatever about the lishery question. Negotiations are now going for ward in London betweed Minister Phelps and the British government, and I think the question will be linally settled before congress adjourns. Even if the retaliatory and non-intercourse hill goes through and becomes a law, I do not think the relations between this country and Canada will be strained. The President will have the power to put the law in force or not, as he sees proper, and that is a provision that will prevent any harsh and rash measures from being taken until all other pacific remedies are exhausted.'' Another New Railroad. CHICAGO, February 15.—A special from Omaha to the Times says: A new railroad »•ompany, under the name of the Nebraska A Western, has filed articles of incorpora tion. The line in Nebraska is to cross the northern half of the State from Covington, ou the Missouri river opposite Sioux City, to a point on the western boundary of the State. The capital stock is $(>,000,000, and the iucorpoaators are Grand J. Hollis ter, M. W. Kaighn, John I. Packard, Don ald McLean and James D. Negress. The men's names are unfamiliar in railroad cir cles here, but it is believed that they are working in the interest of the Central Pa cific. An acknowledgement of the articles of incorporation was taken before a notary in Salt Lake City. Fatally llurned. Detroit, February 15.—This afternoon, in HotTinan's furniture store, coiner of Michigan and Junction avenues, while the children of the proprietor were playing about the stove, it was upset and a can of henzine exploded, throwing the burning fluid over the children and burning them horribly. The father was also badly burned. The explosion attracted attention and in a few moments the door was opened and the sad sight revealed. Lying on the door were three small children with the fiâmes blazing all over them. They were carried to the sidewalk outside and are still alive, although suffering terribly. They cannot recover. The father, Edward Hoffman, is in a critical condition. Mysterious Affair. New York, February 14.—The badly burned remains of a new born infant child was found this morning in front of No. 528 West Twenty-ninth street. The coroner is investigating the affair. It is not known whether it is murder or an attempt to cremate the dead body. The body had been run over by a truck and crushed into a shapeless mass. The pavement had been blackened by fire, evidently fed with kerosene. The legs of the child were burned off. Neighbors had seen a lion fire last night at 12 o'clock, and at 4 o'clock this morning it was noticed that a big pile of straw was burning. Cabinet Meeting. Washington*, February 15.— One of the questions considered at to-day's cabinet meeting was in regard to the reimburse ment of the Chinese residents of Wash ington Territory for losses sustained dur ing the riot in that Territory last summer. It was decided to refer the claims, »mount ing to $4.167, to Congress with recommen dation for their payment. Manning's Successor. Washington, February 15.—The Presi dent will nominate a successor to Secretary Manning before the adjournment of Con gress, hut the appointment will not take effect, however, before April 1st. Another Bond Call. Washington, February 15.—It is ex pected that a call for $10,000,000 of three per cent, bonds will be issued next week, and that the entire three per cent, loan, of which there is now $40,000,000 outstand ing will t>e entirely extinguished before the first of July. Senate Proceedings. Washington, February 10.—The Sen ate resumed consideration of the House bill relating to improving and landing of mackerel during spawning season. Miller moved to amend by making the bill take effect July 1st instead of March, 1888. Rejected. The bill was then passed by a vote of 34 to 11, the negative votes being Blackburn, . Call, Fastis, Evarts. Kenna, Miller, Sauls bury, Sewell, Vance, Van Wyck and Walt hall. The Senate bill granting to the Spokane & l'alouse Railway Co. and to the Wash ington & Idaho Railway Co. the right of way through the Cœur d'Alene Indian reservation, in Idaho, was passed. Washington, February 11.—The Sen ate proceeded to consider the matter of the postoffice appropriation. Plumb, a member ! ol the committee on appropriations, having charge of the bill, made an explanatory statement. With the the exception of a single item, he said, the bill so far as the appropriation of money went was just as it came from the House, and that was pre cisely according to the estimates of the department. The House bill was amend ed by inserting an item providing that no boxes for the collection of mail matter by carriers shall be placed inside ofany build ing except public buildings and buildiugs which are freely open to the public during business hours, or railroad stations. The amendment as to the transportation of South American mail was not taken up for consideration, as it was expected that it would lead to a debate, and the bill was laid aside till to.morrow. The Senate bill for negotiation with the Shoshone and Bannack tribes of Indians for the relinquishing of the title to so much land of the Fort Hall reservation as is required for the uses and purposes of the Utah A Northern railway company and the Oregon Short Line railway company, was passed. The House hill to divide the western judicial district of Arkansas into two divi sions was passed with amendments. The Senate bill granting to the State of California 5 per ceut. ol the net proceeds ol the sales of land in that State, was passed ; yeas 41 nays 5. (The nays being George, Maxey, Riddleberger, Saulsbury and Vance.) The House hill empowering the Fort Worth & Denver City railway to construct and operate a railway through the Indian Territory was passed. Washington, February 10.—In the Sen ate to-day, Cameron, from the committee on naval affairs, reported back with amend ments the bill introduced by him yester day to increase the naval establishment, and gave notice that he will call it up on Monday, immediately after the morning business. The amendments made by the naval committtee have the effect of fixing the bonus to be paid the contractor for the first knot in excess of the contract rate ol ( twenty knots to be attained by the pro posed new cruiser at one hundred thousand dollars. The aggregate of the appropria tion ($21,800,000) has not been changed. Hale reported back from the naval com mittee with amendment the bill introduc ed by him, yesterday, to provide for an in crease of the naval establishment, and gave notice that he will call it up at an early day. The amendment appropriates $3,000,000 lor the armament of vessels, for the construction of which the bill provides. ! The bill now appropriates $15,400,000. Washington, February 14.—Van Wyck i inquired whether provisions were made in the naval bill for war vessels on the lakes. Hale, chairman of the committee on naval affairs, replied that the companion to the hill now pending, which he would call up at an early day, covered the feat ture8 of floating batteries on rafts for har bor defences, topedo boats and torpedo ap pliances and also of light draught gun boats for use on western lakes. Mr. Van Wyck made the calculation that the aggregate amount of the appro priation in these bills and in the twin ordnance bills, recently passed, would reach $71,000,000. Hale said that even if they did reach that amount their expenditure would range through a period of from three to six years, and therefore would only inter fere to that extent with the treasury sur plus. It being two p. m. the presiding officer laid before the Senate un finished business, being the Fades Tehauntupec bill. Cameron moved to postpone consideration of that bill till to morrow so as to go on with the naval bill. The motion was defeated, yeas 24, nays 28. The naval bill was laid aside. Dolph, from the conference committte on the Senate bill restoring to the United States certain lauds granted to the North I : 1 ein 1 acitic Railway Company, rt P C)rtt '^ j inaf tna DnminihPA nan lippn nnahlP tfi I that the committee had been unable to agree. Mr. Plumb inquired as to the cause of the "seemingly great delay" in making a confereuce report. Dolph thought the inquiry a pertinent one, and he sent to the clerk's desk and had read a letter written to-day, stating that the Northern Pacific Railroad Co. was constructing additional sections of road and earning lands which it was the benifi ceDt purpose of the bill to forfeit. He be lieved that at least a million acres of the public lands had passed Irorn under the control of the United States. For that reason the question of delay was a very important one. The report was adopted and a new con ference ordered, Dolph, Teller and Cock rell being reappointed on the part of the Senate. The Senate then resumed consideration of the Fades Tehuantepec bill. Mr. Ed munds obtained the floor to make a speech on the bill but yielded for other business. Mr. Riddleberger moved to go into ex ecutive session and said that this was the seventh time within a few weeks that he had made this motion in this house of "Lords'' in order to take consideration of some nominations that concerned his State but he always met the opposition of the Senator from Vermont (Mr. Edmunds.) The motion was agreed to and the Senate went into secret session and soon after ad journed. Washington, February 15. —In the Sen ate, Mitchell, of Oregon, offered a preamble and resolution, reciting that the provision of the Thurman funding bill to the effect that if either of the Pacific railroad com panies fails for six months to perform its requirements, snch failure shall operate as a forfeiture, and directing the Attorney General to advise the Senate whether the Union or Central Pacific company has for a period of six months or longer failed to perform its duty under that law ; and, if j so, whether any proceedings have been in f«tituted by the Attorney General for the purposed judicially enforcing the forfeiture of all its rights, privileges, grants and fran chises. Referred. Ou motion of Cameron, the bill to in crease the naval establishment was taken up—yeas 39, nays 15. Butler moved to postpone the bill and to take up for consideration the House bill changing the time of meeting of the legis lative assembly of Washington Territory. Rejected by a vote of 31 to 20, and the Sen ate proceeded to the consideration of the bill to increase the naval establishment Hale offered as an amendment that if the speed of any of the vessels shall exceed twenty knots an hour, the contractor shall receive $50,000 for every additional quarter knot ; and if it shall be less than twenty also whether "the construction by Great Britain of the Welland canal, is not in effect a violation of the treaty of Ghent, aud in case of a war with that country a menance to the salety of our lake board cities, By Morrow, of California, an amenda tory of the restriction of Chinese immi gration act. By King, of Louisiana, to prohibit the ation of District bills upon the private calendar, hut no final action was taken, and the House took a receas. knots, there shall be deducted from the contractor $50,000 for every quarter kDot below twenty knots. At 2 o'clock, under unfinished bnsiness, Eads' Tehauntepec bill was taken up for consideration. Morgan offered an amendment providing that nothing in the act shall be construed as a waiver of any right which the United States may now have under any treaty heretofore made with Mexico. Adopted. Van Wyck offered an amendment that no stock shall be issued until tally paid for in money at par value, and no bonds issued until the fnll amount of stock has been subscribed for and 50 per cent, of it paid for. VanWyck's amendment was so modified as to prpvide that no certificates of stock shall be issued until the same shall have been fully paid for in money at its par value ; that no bonds in excess of the amount of capital paid in shall he author ized or issued until such capital shall amount to ten million dollars, and that no bonds shall be disposed of at Jess than their par vaine. Pending action, the bill went over until Thursday and the Senate adjourned. House Proceedings. Washington, February 14.—The fol lowing bills, etc., were introduced and re ferred : By Lawler, of Illinois, Resolved , That the Secretary of State be requested to in form the House whether the treaty of Ghent, by which peace was consummated between the United States and Great Britain in December, 1814, and ratified by the Senate in February, 1815, are construed to prohibit the United States from main taining an effective navy on the northern lakes bordering the Dominion of Canada ; members of Congress from acting as an at torney or employe in any case in which the government is interested. By Cntcbeon, of Michigan, providing for the appointment of a commission, consist ing of the Commissioner of Pensions, two Senators and two representatives, to revise the pension laws and to report the result of its investigation to Congress. By Butterworth, of Ohio, for the full re ciprocity treaty between the United States and the Dominion of Canada. By Little, of Ohio, proposing a constitu tional amendment for the election of Sena tors by the people of the several States. The floor was then accorded to the com mittee on the District of Columbia. The afternoon was spent in the consider District business will only be considered at the evening sessions. France and Germany. Berlin, February 15.—Cardinal Jacobini has sent a letter to Bismarck thanking him for the recent concessions in the re vision of the May laws. Commenting on the recent article in La France, asserting that France's disposi tion was pacific and that the responsibility for war would rest with Germany, the North German Gazette says : It requires all the effrontery of manche journalism to dish up perversions of this nature. Arti cles in the same paper of October 11th and December l^th announced that France was ready to light; expressed the wish that the moment would not be long delayed ; proclaimed the firm intention of the French to retake Alsace-Lorraine, and add ing that war will he inevitable at the lirst opportunity. The Kreus Zeitung publishes a manifesto signed by Count Tuerstenberg Stannbeim and thirty-six members of the Rhenish Catholic nobility, declaring that the entire party, instead of pursuing a great national policy, has adopted a policy of frivolous hickering.ending in an open alliance with the democratic Progressionists' principles, and that the whole course of action of the party is thus opposed to the urgent ad monitions of the Pope. The signers, there fore, call upon the Rhenish electors to firmly and loyally stand by the Emperor and co-operate in his support with the Catholic Conservative party. Clerical Deputy Moufang, of Mainz, has issued au electoral address, in which he adheres to the triennate and maintains that the course which the Centre party has taken is hamonious with love for the fatherland and the rights and interests of .. , tT , n . . the people. He hopes the new Keichstag will confirm the previous vote on the mili tary bill by a larger majority. Guarding the Frontier. LONDON, February 15. —The Paris news papers report many disquieting incidents on the German frontier. The La Justice learns from Nenfchatel that no single sol dier is allowed a leave of absence for even half an hour on any pretense, the com mander having learned that Germany is seeking a pretext for a petty quarrel. A journal in Alsace reports that the Leipsic court issued a warrant for the search of the house of Herr Schmutz, of Strasburg, secretary of Herr Kable's elec tion committee, who was suspected of be iug connected with the DeBonlede league, and that the police ransacked the house bnt found nothing of a criminating nature. Numerous bankers and others throughout the provinces are reported to have been searched for a similar reason. lain s proposals^ T ' ' 1 Irish Affairs. London, February 15.—Chamberlain and Sir Geo. O. Trevelyan to-day resumed the conference on Irish affairs with Baron Herschell, Sir William Vernon Harcourt and Morley. Chamberlain presented a draft of the scheme for the government of Ireland, which is a modification of his former proposals for the establishment of provincial councils. He would estab lish an Ulster parliament at Belfast and another at Dnblin, both to be subordinate to the Imperial parliament, the Irish bodies holding executive authority within their own limits, bnt the crown retaining the appointment of judges, control of the customs and exercise matters. The con ference lasted several boars. Morley de clared emphatic opposition to Cbamber it is said to be impossible to obtain the assent ol the Parnellites or the balk of Gladstone Liberals to the scheme which has already been rejected by Gladstone. Prisoners to be Liberated. Caiahtta, February 15.—Twenty-five thousand of the seventy-five thousand prisoners confined in jails thronghont India are to be released to-morrow as an act of clemency, to commemorate the jubilee of Queen Victoria. In selecting the prisoners to be liberated special pains have been taken to show leniency to females. All persons imprisoned for debt thronghont India, where the debt is under 100 rupees, will be liberated to-morrow ; also in com memoration of the jubilee, in these cases the government will pay the debts. Mexican Pension Law. Washington, February 13.—The Com missioner of Pensions has had prepared a letter of instruction and h'ank forms o. applications and affidavits, and witnesses for the use of applicants for pensions un der the pension law of Jannary 29, 1887. These blanks, be thinks, will facilitate the business of his office and enable appli cants to have their rights promptly adjudi cated withont unnecessary correspondence, trouble or expense. The commissioner ex pects to have the blanks printed and ready for nse on Wednesday next, February 16. He invites direct application to his office by expectant pensioners. Upon receipt of an individual application an appropriate letter of instruction and set of blanks will be forwarded to the applicant. The letters of instruction aro fall and explicit, the blank forms plain, and all may be easily under stood without the necessity of a legal ed ucation. The Brewers Will Not Strike. New York, February 13.—The Brewers Union met to-day. The members were outspoken agaiDst the leaders of District Assembly No. 49, and said they could not understand why the brewers, of all trades, had been ordered to help bolster up the forlorn hope at the eleventh hour, which No. 49 had vainly ordered them to do. Herbrandt, secretary of the National Brewers Union, expressed the belief that the strike had been woefully mismanaged from the start, and it was doomed to dis astrous collapse from its inception. The brewers would not slrike because they were earning good wages and would not risk these advantages besides breaking their contract when the result would only be additions to the common loss. Resolutions were adopted embodying these opinions, and this action was supple mented by an official determination that the brewers' orgaization should withdraw its delegates Irom District Assembly No. 49, which is practically a secession lrom that body. The beer drivers' organization, at a meet ing in the same hall later in the day, took a position identical with that of the Brewers Union. Delegates from all the longshoremen's unions of New York, Brooklyn and Jersey City held a convention this afternoon. The men were in conference lour hoars, and they decided not to return to work save at 40 cents per hour day work and 60 cents Der hour for ovei time. One ship owner was present and agreed to set 125 men at work at once at 40 and 60 cents an hour pending permanent adjustment of prices, but with the understanding that if the general scale became 35 and 45 cents per hour his work should be done by the men at the same rates. This proposition was accepted. There was developed a strong undertone feeling against those who hail led the men into the late fruitless strike. Strikers Refused Work. New Turk, February 14. — Positive orders to their dock agents from many of the railroad companies prohibit any strik ers being taken back under any circum stances. Agent Bode, of the Pennsyl vania road, says that he has refused the applications of old men for reinstatement. "I will stand by those who have stood by me," he said. "Not one of the present hands who does good work will be dis charged." Agent Repper, of the Jersey Southern road also has positive orders to take back no strikers. "But little incon venience, he says, has been caused his company by the strike. At the New Jersey Central pier, Lehigh Valley rail road pier and the Anchor Line pier many of the old hands are working aud freight is beiDg moved rapidly. Boycotts Forbidden. Chicago, February 14.—The statement is in circulation here that the District As sembly of the Knights of Labor in Chicago has received an order from Grand Master Workman Powderly within the past three days directing that no general boycotts be attempted without the sanction of the general executive board at Philadelphia. Stenuous efforts were made to-day to ob tain a confirmation of the rumor, but the Knights approached on the subject either denied the existence of the alleged order or were extremely reticent. It is stated, however, on tact authority that the report had its origin in a letter from Powderly, calling attention to the clause in the Knights' constitution declaring in effect that the district assemblies may inaugurate boycotts within their respective jurisdic tions, but for any extension they must ap ply to the general board. The letter from Powderly is said to have intimated that any future infractions of this law by the Chicago district assembly would not be tolerated. It is an open secret here that since the socialists captured the majority of the district officers the general board has been almost ignored so far as this city is concerned. Prisoners Burned to Death. Nashville, Tenn., Februory 13.—The jail at Murfresboro, TenD., burned this norniDg and three men confined in it per ished in the flames. The fire broke out at 12:30 in the office from an unknown cause. Jailor Jackson, who was asleep up stairs, rushed down and opened the doors and ten men in the upper floor cages escaped, but three men in one of the lower cages could not he reached. They cried piteously for help until the flames reached them. Fire and Loss of Life. Spokane Falls, W. T., February 13.— "Fatty" Carroll's variety hall, at Cœur d'Alene, burned last night. Lottie Haines, who was sleeping in the building at the time, was burned to death, beiDg sick and unable to escape. An old fisherman known as "Uncle John" dropped dead from heart disease while trying to save his effects. Wife Murder and Suicide. Milwaukee, February 13.—Charles Klose, a SchleisiDgerville, Wisconsin, saloon keeper, loaded two shot guns this evening and emptied the contents of one into bis wife's head as she was kneading bread, killing her instantly. He then tried to shoot himself, but merely blew away one cheek. He locked the doors, ponred kero sene over the furniture and set the house ablaze. When the neighbors tried to enter he reloaded one of the guns and blew ont his bruns. Notable Hebrew Wedding. Baltimore, February 14.—Rev. Dr. Kerchut, of the congregation of Ababsth Chessea, New York city, was married in this city to-day to Rebecca Betelheim, daughter of Rev. Dr. A. H. Betelheim, formerly of San Francisco. A number of the most prominent Israelites of this city were present, as well as several from New York. An Ocean Race. New Yobk, February 14.— R. T. Bash, owner of the Coronet, and Caldwell and Colt, owners of the Dauntless, will meet to ar range the details of an ocean race between their keel schooners for $10,000 dollars per side. The understanding is that the yachts will start fiom Sandy Hook on March 15th for Queenstown. Cardinal Jacobini's Letter. Berlin, February 9. —The Munich Allgemeine Zeitung publishes Cardinal Jacobini's letter to the nuncio at Munich. It is dated January 30th. The Cardinal says that in view of the impending re vision of the chnrch laws the Pope desires the Centre to support the septennate bill in every possible way, and conclndes: "It is well known that the government attaches great importance to the passage of the hill. If by its adoption it should be found there was danger of war in the near future the Centre wonld render a great service to the fatherland and to the cause of humanity in Europe by support ing the bill. In the contrary case, a hos tile attitude of the Centre would be con sidered unpatriotic, and a dissolution of the Reichstag would cause < mbarrassment and uncertainties to the Cen' ie party." Cardinal Jacobini instruct.- the nuncio to urge the leaders of the Centre to in fluence their colleagues in favor of the septennat« hill, and assures them that such a course would greatly satisfy the Holy Father. The Official Gazette publishes an im perial order confirming the arrangements for military transportation in times of war. Rome, February 9. —Cardinal Jacobini's letter to the nnncio will lead to a lively debate in the Chambers. The letter is thought to cover the hope of the Vatican that German will exert a pressure on Italy to yield to the Vatican's wishes. The Official Journal says : The letter gives us a useful impression, because we can read in its inner thought an ample scope of the policy of the Vatican towards Germany. Berlin, February 13.—The North Gcr man Gazetts remarks a notable display of incapacity to conceive in their full bearing the recent manifestations of the Pope's will iD a quarter where the pretention is made to a most correct and profound com prehension of the objects of the Catholic Church. "The Pope," the Gazette says, "advocates a septennate because it tends to uphold peace and authority, which are of equally vital importance for Catholicism and state, and which Herr Windthorst, under the mask of an arcleDt son of the chnrch, long ago opposed. Cardinal Jaco bini's letter is the Pope's protest to this abuse of his name and order to obey an encyclical wherein is stigmatized the ego- I tism of political paities. They misrepre sent the Holy See who attribute to itdiplo matic motives. The Pope desires the pres ervation of Germany, because it is con ducive to peace. Arrival of the Cardinals. Baltimore, February 13.—The Ameeri enn has the following specials from Rome: The American cardinals arrived in Rome this evening. Father O'Connell, rector of the American college, met them at Genoa. They were met at the depot by Archbish ops Cane, of Mel bon rne and Kirby, of the Irish college; Bishop Keane, Richmond; Mgrs. Callahan, Hon. Straneiro, Count Mnccioli, Vice Rector Deasy and many prominent laymen. While at Paris, Cardi nal Gibbons was a guest at the Seminary of St. Sulpice. He will make his home at Rome in the American College, being assigned to the apartments formerly occu pied by the late Cardinal McCloskv. Church Order Against Balls. Wilmington, Del., February 13.— At all the Catholic churches in this diocese to-day the pastors read a pronunciamento ol Bishop Curtis forbidding balls given with the intention of raising money for re ligious purposes, or holding picnics, lairs, excursions or entertainments of any kind for anything religious or charitable with out the approval aud consent of the bishop. The decree was received with some sur prise and created considerable of a sensa tion. Noted Marriage. Rome, February 13. —Miss Terry, of South Carolina, who has been received into the Catholic church by Mgr. Salua, will marry Count Muccioli at Municipio on February 20th. Cardinal Gibbons, if his engagements permit, will afterwards per form the religious ceremony in the chapel of the American college. The cardinal has confirmed Miss Terry's mother. Desperate Fighting. Rome, February 13.—General Gene, the Italian commander at Massowab. reports as follows: Boretti, commanding at Saati, January 25th, at 11 a. m., saw the heights occupied by a thousand Abyssinians, who disappeared on the firing of some shells. Boretti sent out a party under Lieutenant Como, who surprised aod engaged the ! enemy. The latter advanced intrepidly on ! all sides to within 300 yards of the Italian ! positions. There was desperate fighting until five o'clock, when the enemy retreat- ; ed. Boretti applied for reinforcement and : Gen. Gene sent a column under Colonel ■ Decristoforis. The column was delayed by i difficulty in transportation. Decristoforis asked for more men and guns. While the latter reinforcements were on the way it was learned that Decristoforis' party was massacred after forming a square and de fending themselves to the last man and cartridge. A relief party found the bodies in the order in which they fought, and the enemy retiring. Many of the corpses were mutilated. Bismarck's Reply. Berlin, February 14.—The Post says in reply to Deputy Fynem in the Landtag as to whether war was probable : Bis marck said : "You know quite as much as I do. We live in a state of peace. Bnt look at the French preparations at build ing barracks; the position of Gen. Boalan ger ; the constant outcry of the French Patriot I.eague daring the past 16 years, and then consider what wc have to fear from France." The Post recommends .that the Germans who desire to know the position of the French frontier to study the map prepared at Wnrtembarg by Major Troltsch, pub tished at Stnttgard. which shows that be tween Paris and the eastern frontier the troops of line, combined with the present reserves, forms an effective force of 600, 000, which will be tripled in a few days. German Patrols. Paris, February 14.—The Journal des Dehats has telegrams from Nancy saying that numerous German patrols have been stationed aloDg the frontier for the pur pos' it is .opposed, of arresting deserters, wlit:« number has rapidly increased since the rnmors of war ha^e been in circula tion. The dispatches also say that the French government has issned an order directing that if any patrol should by ac cident enter France only formal notice shall be taken ofsuch violation of French territory, the matter to be subsequently made a subject of diplomatic protest. More Money Wanted. Vienna, February 14.—The council of ministers have decided that the delega tions shall not meet on March 1. The government will ask a credit of 25,000,000 florins to complete the military supplies ; also for an extra credit not ex ceeding the former, which will only be utilized if the political situation continues threatening. j \ 1 I ; ; \ ! ! ! ; : ■ i Railroad Circular. Boston . February 14.—The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad has issued its long expee'ed circular regarding the new rights in the stock of collateral roads. The circular states that it is desirable to build during the present year additional lines iu Kansas, under the charter of the, Chicago, Kansas & Western railway company, the cost of which per mile will not exceed the cost of the mileage constructed recently under the same charter. Focal aid is ex pected to the extent of about $500,000. The time has now arrived when it has b»(">me desirable to extend its lines in Colorado. The rapid growth ol Southern California and the large business to be ob tained therefrom renders it important that additional lines should be built in Califor nia, but as the limits of the California Southern railroad company's charter have been reached, it is necessary that these ad ditional lines connecting with the Califor nia Southern, and which will materially increase the earnings ol the California Southern and of the Atlantic & Pacific roads, should be bnilt under separate char ters, involving separate mortgages, but in order to avoid the issue and sale of small amounts of the différent bonds, it has been decided by the Atchison company to issue a collateral trust 5 per cent, gold bond, having fifty years to run, using the bonds of its auxiliary companies as collateral. Bonds of the new companies will be issued for the cash cost only of the roads, includ ing equipment. The total requirements for all these projects is estimated at about $13, 000,000, of which amount half will lie needed for Kansas lines, and subscriptions are invited lrom the Atchison company's stockholders in the proportion of one block for each one hundred shares of Atchison stock standing in their names at the close of business, February 21, 1887, and rights may be assigned, that the smaller stock holders may not be excluded, and a sub scription may also be made for one-tenth of a block and for multiples thereof. The Retaliatory Bill. Washington, February 14.—The sub committee of the House committee on foreign affairs, consisting of Messrs. Bel mont, Clements and Rice, to-day presented its report on the retaliatory bill. A sub stitute bill is recommended for the Senate hill and the Belmont bill. It provides that when the President is satisfied that Amer ican vessels are denied treaty rights or reasonable privileges, he may by procla mation prohibit the entry into American ports of vessels owned wholly or in part by British subjects on arriving from Canada or New Foundland, except when in dis tress, aDd be may forbid the transportation of any goods, wares or merchandise from Canada or New Foundland, or any locomo tive, car or other vehicle. A violation of this provision is made punishable by fine and imprisonment. A section of the bill authorizes the creation of a commission to take testimony with respect to dam ages inflicted upon American citizens and American vessels. The substitute bill was debated at length, but no action was taken. A Law Without the President's Sanc tion. Washington, February 14.— The Presi dent has allowed the act appropriating four hundred thousand dollars a year to provide arms and equipments for the military to become a law without his signature. The constitutional limitation of ten days within which he should have acted on this bill expired Saturday. His failure to sign the bill is regarded as an oversight as he was not known to object to any of its provisions. Death of a Noted Minister. New Orleans, February 13.—A special to the Picayune from Vicksburg, Miss., says : A telegram from Sewanee, Tenn., announces the death there this morning of the Right Rev. William Mercer GreeD, lor the past forty years bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Mississippi. Death of General Davis. Philadelphia, February 13—Elisha W. Davis. Brevet Brigadier General of United States Volunteers and ex-president of the State Senate, died this afternoon. Dead Duke. London, February 10.—The Duke of Leicester (Charles William Fitzgerald) is dead : aged 68. Died. Vienna, February 13.—Count Lich norvski,grand priorofthe Knights of Malta, is dead. Historian Dead. Brussels, February 12. —Francis Lau rent, the historian and publicist, is dead. Michigan Ice Gorge. Lyons, Mich., February 14.— The whole country, from Lyons to Muir, presents an Arctic panorama of desolation. Many merchants have been unable to visit their stores since Thursday morning, and several who attempted it were swept down by the current and narrowly escaped death. All the merchants lose heavily. All the man ufacturing establishments are crippled and many of the buildings ruined. The ice gorge shows no signs of breaking, extend ing as a solid glacier five miles long and fifteen or twenty feet thick. The loss of property is enormous and will doubtless reach $150,000. The Holly water works building stands in the midst of the flood, and has been literally ground to pieces. Base Ball Matters. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., February 14.— Michael Kelly, right fielder of the Chicago Base Ball Club, was released from that organization to-day by the payment by the Poston Club of $10,000. Kelly then signed for the season with the Bostons, who agree to pay him $2,000 for his services for the coming season and to give him $3,000 for his photograph to place in the club's album, making his compensation for the season $5,000. Kelly received $2,250 from the Chicago Club last year. Seal Fishing. Gaijbout, Ont., February 14.—The first mail from Blanc Tablau arrived at Moose river Friday. It reports that the winter has been very severe all along the Labra dor coast. The seal and net fishiDg last fall was moderately lair, about 2,000 seals having been captured at different stations ther-*. At Point DesmoDt, seal hunting was a complete failure, owing to the strong winds and unusual quantity of ice. Oil (or the Arctic Regions. St. Paul, February 14. —A Winnipeg special to the Pioneer Press says : Alex. McArthur, a gentleman who has made a special study of the Arctic explorations and who has been in communication with the Smithsonian Institute, to-day started for Selkirk with one companion and 1,400 ponnds of supplies, his destination being the North Pole. From York Factory he will travel by dog train. He has secured assistance from the American newspapers. ! j Stocks. New York, February 15.—The princi pal factors in the situation at present are the expected early resumption of specie shipments to Europe and the probble ar rival of stoeks sold for European accounts some time hack, either or both of which are expected to have an unfavorable efleet upon values. In the afternoon, upon the reported death of a gentleman, supposed to be a large bolder of Union Pacific, attacks were made upon that stock, and its loss ranged up to one per cent. Central Pa cific was also a süßerer at some time, upon unfavorable advices from Washington. The opening was tame and rather heavy. There were some few slight advances in the lirst few minutes, but later prices yielded small fractions under the efforts of the bears, though a material decline was made in New England during the forenoon. Some slight improvement was made after that time on an extremely dull market, which was soon neutralized by an attack upon Union Pacific. A better feeling was noticed in the last hour, however, and the market closed steady and firm, close to opening figures. Live Stock. Chicago, February 9.—Cattle—receipts 3,000, strong, 4@5 higher ; shipping steers, 95001500 lbs., 3.70®5; Stockers and feeders, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—receipts 3,000, stroug; natives, 3.50® 4 80 ; western, 3.50® 4 60; Texans, 2.50® 4 ; lambs, 4® 5 50. The report ofThe Stock Drorcrs Journal indicates that fully as many cattle as usual are being fed, with some sections notably in Kansas and Nebraska, showing a large increase. Chicago, February 10.—Cattle-Receipts 10, 0000 ; strong and steady generally, and 5©10c higher. Shipping steers 3 60® 5.25; Stockers and feeders 2.50® 3.40. Sheep—Receipts 5000; strong and fairly active. Natives 2.50®4.70; western 3.50 ©4 65 ; lambs, blanks. CHICAGO, February 11—Cattle—Receipts 8000; steady. Shipping steers 3.60®4.85; Stockers and feeders 2.50® 2 60. Sheep—Receipts 3000; strong ; 1® 1.50 higher; natives 3.50; xexans 2.50®4; lambs email@example.com. Chicago, February 14.—Cattle—Re ceipts, 10.000; slow, generally 5 to 10 lower: shipping steers, 950 to 1500 pounds, firstname.lastname@example.org ; stockers and feeders. 2 50®. 3.75; meal fed Texans, 4.121. Sheep—Receipts, 8000 ; slow, 10 to 20 lower: natives, 3@5; western, 350®4.60: Texans, 2.50® 4 25 ; lambs, 4® 5.50. Wool Market. Boston, February 15.—Wool steady but quiet. Ohio and Pennsylvania, X, 33®34; do XX, 35@36; medium and No. 1 woois 37@38. Michigan. X, 32, delaine 34@35; No. 1, combing, 38® 40. Territory 18® 27; unwashed wool 21® 30. Indianapolis, February 15.—Wool quiet. Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Vir ginia 3s©39. Michigan, Indiana and West ern 31® 39 ; fine, washed delaine, 36j@38; medium, washed, combing and delaine, 39 ®40; BB, washed, 34@43; unwashed, combing and delaine, 30032. Eastern Oregon 15©22; Valley Oregon 22@27 ; New Mexico and Colorado-16® 23. Crop Summary. Chicago, February 13.—The following summary will be printed in this week's issue of the Farmers Review. The reports as the condition of winter wheat continues with a generally favorable character, with the exception ot those from Kansas, where in the majority of counties the outlook is regarded as poor. The latest reports were all made prior to the cold wave of Friday night and the resulting damage to the ex posed fields, if any, has not yet been fully disclosed. The reports from Illinois, Indi ana and Ohio state that the plant is look ing green and tender, but that broad areas are entirely exposed and indicating that the crops would be subject to a certain amount of peril in the event of freezing weather. Cleari tig House Report. Boston, February 13.—The managers of the leading clearing houses of the United States report the total gross exchanges for the week ending February 12th to be $973,830,666, a decrease from the corres ponding week last year of 1 8. Bunk Statement. New York, February 12.—The weekly bank statement shows a reserve decrease of $1,862,000. The banks now hold $18,610, 000 in excess of the rule. Brutal Prize Fight. Chicago, February 13.—A bloody battle to the finish with skin gloves occurred yes terday in a barn five miles south of this city. George Lardwood, of New York, and Frank Stirk, of Philadelphia, weighing each about 160 pounds, fought twelve rounds, ending in the complete knock out of the latter, who in the eleventh rouud had to be lilted to his feet by his seconds, and was a mass of pounded flesh and blood. Lardwood was not much punished. The tight was for $300 a side and the gate money. Twenty spectators paid $10 each for tickets. During the last three rounds Stirk's eyes were closed and he could do nothing, but, in spite of the protests of his friends and even of his opponent, he persisted in staggering up to be knocked down, until rendered completely uncon scious by a terrible blow on the jugular. Amendments Rejected. London, February 14.—The House of Commons this morning resumed the debate on the address in reply to the Queen's speech. The amendment offered by Mr. Fsslemont, Liberal, in favor of an inquiry into the condition of farm laborers in Scot land was rejected by a vote of 198 to 96 The amendment offered by Mr. Camp bell in favor of local government in Scot land and other parts of the kingdom was withdrawn after a short discussion. Slay of Proceedings. Carson City, Nev., February 14.—A petition of Sutro Tunnel stockholders for leave to intervene to defend against the foreclosure of their property in the suit pending in the United States Circuit Court of Nevada has been submitted to Judge Sabin at Carson City by the counsel of Theodore Sutro, of New York, and Samuel M. Wilson and E. D. Tanszky, of San Francisco. The court granted a stay of proceedings until March 2d to enable counsel to submit further arguments. Jumped Into the Rapids. Buffalo, February 15.—John Stever, a resident of Suspension Bridge, aged 70 years, procured a ticket from the gate tender at the entrance of the railway at the suspension bridge this morning, about 10 o'clock, and after peering strangely over the railing jumped into the rapids, falling 190 feet below. His body, passing down into the whirlpool, has not been recovered. From Captain to Brigadier. Washington, February 15.—The Presi dent sent the following nomination to the Senate today: Captain Adolphus W. Greeley, of the 5th Cavalry, to be chief signal officer, with rank of Brigadier General.