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FRIDAY, MAECn 1, 18T8.
WEWS SUMMARY FOREION NEWS. The TUeHHaliau InsurgonU ire not inclined to fall In with the general peace movement which has been acquiesced in by all the other powers, great and small. The insurrection in that province ia rapidly growing more formida ble. Greek has met Turk, and the Moslem, collectively numbering some 6,000, has been defeated in a desperate battle, with a low of 600 in killed alone. In the German Parliament, last week, during the discussion of the Eastern question, Trince Bismarck discussed the separate provision of the preliminaries of poace, and showed that Germany's intercuts are not affected In such a manner as to oblige her to deviate from her pre vious attitude. (He did not believe in a European war. lie rejected emphatically all suggestions that Germany should intervene, and declared nhe was willing honorably to mediate, but did not wish to exercise the office of arbiter of Europe. In the Austrian rarliament the Pres ident of the Council of Mimtor stated that the Austrian Gpvernmcnt conHed the basis of the peace condition. detrimental to the in terests of the monarchy, and could not be ac cepted as final. If advices from Havana, Cuba, are to be be ieved, the iusurgont resistance to the Spanish authority is over, and peace once more reigns in that long-afilicted island. All the rebellious chiefs have acknowledged their allegiance and subscribed to the peace conditions. Theso are, in substance, as follows : The island of Cuba to receive the same political organization and administrative concessions as enjoyed by Torto Rico ; ample pardon for all political offenses committed since 1868, and 'iberty for thoso porsons under sentence and political prisoners, and a general pardon to deserters from the Spanish lines ; liberty to be given to slaves and Chinamen within tne insurgent lines ; all persons desiring to leave the island to be furnished means to do so, without touching eithor village or city if so desired. The horrible statement is telegraphed from London that 70,000,000 human beings in the provinces of China are starving to death. The Conclave of Cardinals at Itome has elected Cardinal Joachim Tecci as the suc cessor of Tope Tius IX. The Fojie elect, who will assume the title of Leo Thir teenth, ii a native of Italy, 68 years of age, and was created a Cardinal in 1853. lie is a " Moderate" in spirit aDd senti ment, a ad enjoyed the confidence of the last Pope, who appointed him High Chamberlain of tho Vatican. He was elected on the third ballot. Th) Moderates hesitated between Car dinals Franchi and Teed, but conflicting ele ments became harmonized, and the result was the election of the latter. John Walter (Liberal), member of Parliament for Berks, and chief proprietor of the London Time, was blackballed at the Atheneum Club, of Edinburgh, Scotland, on account of his anti Turkish sentiments. A letter from Bey rout, Syria, says: 'Turkish soldiers killed thirty and wounded twenty-two Druses in the village of Mtulleh. The attack was made under the pretense of arresting the head man of the village for trespass. " The Governor of Erzeroum has telegraphed the Porte that tho evacuation of that place is impossible, as, owing to tho interruption of communications by the snow, tho troops could not obtain supplies outside of tho city. The choice of Cardinal Pecci as Pope ap pears to be entirely satisfactory to all except the Ultramontanes. In France and Germany, as well as in Italy, the choice gives satisfaction. The new Pope, on assuming the 1'otificate, blessod an audience of 20,000 people. It is said that Pope Leo will carry out the policy of his predecessor. It is reported from Vienna that the speeches of Bismarck and Auersperg have had the ef fect of increasing the general appreheasion. It is said " there is much disappointment over the selfish character of the German Chancel lor's speech, and his strongly-expressed friend ship for KussU. The Russian demands are such that Austria cannot submit to them, be cause they would certainly end in a disruption of the Austrian empire. In view of these fects it is believed that he worst is likely to happen, and .hence Austria is, making prepara tions to meet any eventuality." A London dispatch of Feb. 22 reports that there M-as considerable excitement over a re port that the Turkish fleet was to be surren dered to Russia. Suleiman Pasha has been arrested, and will be court-martialed. One point in relation to the European con ference has been settled. It will be held at Baden Baden. The effort to have it meet in the first week of March failed, and the date of meeting 1b not yet fixed. England will bo rep resented by an Ambassador, not tho Premier or Minister for Foreign Affairs. It is also under stood that neither Bismarck nor Gortschakoff will attend. Dispatches of Feb. 25 state that Kussia and flervia are at loggerheads regarding the ocou pation of the territory in what is known as Old Servia which the troops of Prince Milan held tl the time of the t uspension of hostilities ; the anti-Russian demonstration in Lon don wm success as to numbers md brute force, 100,000 persons being present; and that clause in the peace conditions which contemplates tho occupation of Bulgsria by Russian troops for two years af ter tho reconstruction of the province into a principality is likely to meet with a vigorous protest from Austria. An explosion of djnamite at Parma, Italy, recently, killed six and wounded sixty-three persons. DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. i O Catted, ex-United States Senator from JerttT. and lrpoly engaged in the grain K t Philadelphia, ba failed for f 250, 000. tL.nl shows that during the past year there Ifi c. in that city, causing a loss on oSt'be vicinity f Dr. Lo Moyne's 'T furnace, aldington, Pa.,threat- Cn tie institution,. on!T the UhVUr U r-baUy .me- i F. Thornton, Court, and hitherto an honored citizen of St, Louis, is a defaulter to the amount of 1100,000. The Iindell Hotel, the leading hostelry of St. Louis, has been the scope of a sensational tragedy. ' A young man and woman called at the hotel, registered ai John and Maggie Gum binger, and engaged a room. The next morn ing pistol-shots were heard in the room occu pied by the couple, and upon investigation the shocking discovery was mado that the young man had shot the girl and then taken his own lifo. They were both residents of the city, and belonged to respectable families. The cause of the tragedy was the refusal of the girl's parents to sanotion the marriage of the young man with their daughter. neavy rains and destructive floods are re ported tn California. Chicago elevators, as per official record, contain 1,303,684 bushels of wheat; 585,860 bushels of corn; 259,326 bushels of oats; 187,013 bushels of rye, and 723,934 bushels of barley, making a grand total of 3,119,847 bushels, against 7,922,155 bushels at this period last year. Tho Indians have been a long time quiet for so mild a winter season, but a fresh raid is now reported from Fort McKavttt, Texas, by Adjt. Gen. Yinoent, via San Antonio. No details are given, except that troops have been sent in pursuit of the hostiles. Three meu wore instantly killed, and another mortally wounded, by tho explosion of a toiler in a Palmyra (Mo.) saw mill, a few days ago. John J. Moore, a postal clerk, was recently arrested at Fremont, Neb., for robbing the United States mails of a package containing 5,000. The robbery was committed in Au gust, 1877. The money has been recovered, and Moore makes full confession of his crime. He has boon taken to Chicago for trial. A fire at the Union Stock Yards, Chicago, last week, burned the large Blanghter-house of Nelson Morris, involving a loss of $120,000. By the burning of tho Wisconsin Insane Asy lum in Sheboygan county, Wis., a few days ago, four of the unfortunate inmatos two men and two women lost thoir lives. The two murderers of Hugh McConville, who committed the crime at Chicago some weeks since, havo boon found guilty and sen tenced to death. Chicago pork-paokers have handled and packed 2,374,310 hogs from Nov. 1 to date, being 838,581 more than for the corresponding period last season. Frank Raudo, the Gilson (111.) desperado, has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to the penitentiary for life. Tho bank of Temple fc Workman, at Los Angeles, Cab, now in tho hands of the United States Assignee in Bankruptcy, was burglar ized one night last week of $ 10,000. Duncan, the defaulting President of the Pioneer Bank of San Francisco, Cal., has been arrested in that city, s hero he had been hid ing all the time, and will be prosecuted for his crime. MOUlll. The Tennessee State Grango, recently in session at Nashville, adopted a resolution that tho best interests of the industrial classes de mand tho repeal of tbe Resumption act, the remonttization of silver, free banking, limited only by tho demands of trade and uncontrolled as to volume by the General Government, and the payment of all its interest bearing obliga tions according to the strictest construction of the original contract. In the Superior Criminal Court of New Or leans, last week, Thomas C. Anderson, tho convicted Returning Board member, was ar raigned before Judge Whittaker, and sen tenced to tvo years at hard labor in the peni tentiary. The petition wins presented for the transfer of the Wells, Casanave, and Kenner cases to the Circuit Court. Deputy Collector Davis, of Nashville, has just made a successful raid among tho moon shiners of Putnam, DeKalb and White coun ties, in East Tennessee. He destroyed four teen illicit stills and captured a numler of moonshiners. "WASHINGTON NOTES. The Senate Finance Committee, at a meeting last week, agreed to report the House bill for the repeal of the Resumption act by the follow ing vote : Ayes Ferry, Jones of Nevada, Alli son, Howe and Wallace 5. Nays Morrill, Dawos, Bayard and Kernan 4. It is said the friends of the bill in ths Senate will press it to a passage at the earliest day possible The Committee on Banking and Currency in the House of Representatives have agreed upon a bill to substitute a new sort of treasury notes for national bank notes. The Comp troller of the Currency objects that the bill will be an infringement upon vested rights, and that the Government has no power, under the constitution, to take this action in regard to national banks while their charters continue in existence. The House Committee on Public Lands has decided to report several bills, the effect of which is to cause all land grants to railroads which up to this time have not complied with their charters to revert to the United StateB. The effect would be to cause to revert 700,000, 000 acres. The President has nominated William H. Greenleaf for Receiver of Public Moneys at Benson, Minn.; William B. Mitchell, Receiver of Publio Moneys at St. Cloud, Minn.; John C. Davis, of Indiana, Register of tbe Land Office at Santa Fe, New Mexico ; Charles P. Rama doll, Uuited States Marshal for the East Dis trict of Virginia ; Anthony Q. Keaslcy, United States Attorney for tho East District of New Jersey ; John W. Howell, Collector of Customs for Fernandina, Fia. By a voto of 33 to 21 the Senate has voted to re-establish the franking privilege. Mr. Ham lin was the mover of the amendment, and the vote stands recorded as below : TEAS. Allison, Edmund, Lamar, Peck, Garland, McDonald, linrtialde, Orovsr, Matthews, Butler, Hamlin, Morgan, Cameron (Pa.), Harris, Paddock, Cbrlatlancr, Howe, Itaneotu, Conkluiff, Hoar, Saunders, Conover, Invalid, Spencer, Chaffee, Johnston, Teller, Dawes, Jones (Fla.), Wlndom, Dorscy, Kirk wood. Withers 33. MATH. Bailey, EaU.n, Ogleshy, lUyard, Kuetis, P.uujb, Booth, Kerry. Sargent. Cameron (Wis.), M. Creery, Haulsbury. Cwkrell, McMillan, Voorhees, Coke, Merrlmon, Wadlelfrb, Davis (111.), MorrllL Wallace 21. Mr. Patterson, who would have voted for the amendment, was paired nith Mr. Armstrong, who would have voted against it. The National House f Representatives has passed, by a large majority, a bdl Riving women lawyers the right to practice in United States Courts. Secif-t&ry Sherman embraces the earliest op- ) portanityto declare that he mill execute the Silver bill in the spirit in which it was pasted. The Postmaster General has appolntod and commissioned Joseph II. Blackfan, Superin tendent of Foreign Malls, and J. N. Tyner, First Assistant Postmaster General, Commis sioners on the part of tho United States to the General Postal Convention to be held at Paris on the 1st of May next. The new popular i per cent. Joan U going off at the rate of about f 1,000,000 a week. There is no change in the position of the Government on tho Mexican question. While n friendly feeling is expressed toward Mexico, there are no signs at present of an immediate recognition of the administration of fresideut Diaz. Robert Walker Taylor, First Comptroller of the Treasury, was stricken with paralysis while sitting at his desk, was carriod home and died in a short time. POLITICAL POINTS. In the local elections throughout Pennsylvania, last week, the Democrats carried Pottstown, Lock Haven, AUentown, Chester, Oil City, Williams port and York. The Republicans carried Nor ilstowu, Easton, Westchester, Lancaster, Leba non and Erie. The Greenbackers carried Shen andoah, Bollefonte, Titusvillo and Scranton. The Independents carried Bethlehem and Potts ville. In Philadelphia the Republicans were successful in a very light voto, 75,000 being pol.edoutof the full voting strength of 140,000. In the rural districts gains were about equally divided between Republicans and Democrats, with a tendency toward the Greenback party at the expense of both. The Indiana Democratic Stat? Convention met at Indianapolis, or. Wednesday, Feb. 20, and organized by the selection of ex-Gov. Thomas A. Hendrioks, as Chairman. The fol lowing ticket was nominated: For Secretary of State, John G. Shanklln; for Auditor of State, Mahlon D. Manson; for Treasurer of State, William Flemiug; for Attorney General, Thomas W. Woollen; for Superintendent of Publio Instruction, J. n. Smart, present incumbent. The platform adopted demands retirement of national-bank notes and the issue of greenbacks, instead of legal-tender notes, for all debts, public and private, except where coin is stipulated; the remonttization ef a 412-grain silver dollar; unlimited coinage, under the same regulations as gold is coined: favors the sale of bonds in this country in stead of abroad by means of a syndicate; de mands the punishment of thoso Republicans who were engaged in the Presidential fraud; favors the most rigid economy iu public expen ditures, and protests against subsidies by tho Federal Government, The Ohio Prohibitionists havo placed in tho field a full ticket for State offices. Hon. Stanley MatthewB, in an interview with a Washington reporter, the other day, said ho knew of no pledge on the part of Gov. Nicholls, of Louisiana, in relation to amnestying the members of the Returning Board. The Illinois Democratic State Convention has been called to meet at Springfield on the 11th of April. Judge Whittaker has refused the application of Anderson, of the Louisiana Returning Board, for a new trial. The Executive Committee of tho Independ ent Greenback party of New York tjtate has issued an address saying that shortly a joint call will be made fer a State Convention by the officers of all Independent State organizations, to meet unitedly as the National party. Tho address says : "We can prevent the re-election of every Congressman and Assemblyman in this State who directly or indirectly opposed the remonotization of silver, and it is our duty to do so." MISCELLANEOUS GLEANINGS. Hugh Mathewson t Co., wholesale grocers, of Montreal, Canada, have failed. Liabilities $170,000. A National Convention of Uniied States Ex port Traders was in session at Washington latt week. Gov. Lippet, of Rhode Island, presided. There was a large attendance of delegates, Boards of Trade, Chambers of Commerce, Mer chants' Exchanges, City Councils and various manufacturing associations being represented from all sections of the Union. Among the res olutions adopted was one declaring that all the interests of the country demanded the estab lishment and maintenance of stearuHhip lines between the United States and all places that can offer a market for our products. The Director of the United States mints places their present capacity for the coinage of silver dollars at $1,000,000 monthly, which can be extended to 2, 000, 000. He thinks the first year's coinage will probably reach $30,000,000. Designs havo already been prepared for the new silver dollar. Two more centenarians have just died Catherino Jan-is (colored), of Halifax, N. 8., aged 110 years, and John MoCoy, of Boston, aged 109 years and 9 months. Our own Cardinal McClotkey had i o voice in the election of the Pope, he having failed to reach Rome in time. Ffcur Government vessels are to bo dis patched to France with full loads of American goods for the exhibit at the Taris Ex position. All tho rpace allowed to the United States has been already assigned by the Chief Commissioner. One of the greatest dramatic successes of tho season hfs been the production of "The Two Orphans" at McVicker's Chicago Theater dur ing the past, week. Manager McVicker prom ised the publio that this play should be pre sented in a style never before equaled in the West, and he has more than made the predic tion good. In fact, this popular drama has never been put U(on the stage in a finer dress f scenery and mountings in the country. Owing to the public demand, the play mill run two weeks longer. FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. TcEhDAT, Feb. 19. Senate. Mr. Spencer, from tbe. Committee on Military Affair, reported favorably on the blU for the relief of William A. Uamnioud, late Surgeon ueneral in the army.... Mr. Ferry called up the Senate bill to regulate the compeueaUou of Postmasters, and for other pur poses, which was discussed at some, length. Dur ing the debate a strong aentlment iu favor of the reHtorallon of be fraiiking privilege waa developed mong the Senators.... The Senate devoted the af ternoon to the oonalderatlon of a Mil ao amending the law granting penalona to the soldiers of the war of 1812 aa to pension all who aerved for fourteen daya, and also restoring to the penaion-rolla the names of all aurvlvora which were stricken from tbe roll In oonssquence of participa tion In the rebellion. Henator Ogle.by op posed the bill. He had voted to pension those k1 aiers of the war of 112 who bad aerved lxty day, and waa willing to pension those who had only aerved fourteen daya ; but be will not aid In rrstor Ing to the roll theme who had Wen penalnued by a gratefnl country, but who had deaertcd that coun try In lta hour of need, and who would not now aek to be fr-rglren. It waa unfair to the Southern men who bad accepted the eltnntion, and who had asked to hare their disabilities removed Senator Blaine advocated the restoration of the Southern pensioners to the rolle. Mr. Ogiraby moved to etrika out the eectinn of the bill which restored dlatoyai pensioner, but his motion waa lout by a vote of 7 yea against 60 uaya. The yeaa were : Anthony, Cameron of Wiawnain, Edmunds, McMillan, Mor rill, Ogleeby and Teller. Tbe bill wm then pasted by a vote of 47 yeas agaluat 8 naya. llocac The feature- of the House, proceedings was the delivery of a speech by Eugene Hale, of Maine, in which he made a sharp attack on the President' Southern policy, the occasion being furnished by the bringing up of the eternal LouUl ana question through the ooutesU-d-elx:tloa case of Acklln vs. Darre.ll. Gen. Oarfleld vigorously de fended the President against the attack of Uata. WEDifxtuuY, Feb. 20. SAjute. Mr. Cockrell submitted a rr solution luutrurtiug the Commission er of Agriculture to furnish the Senate such Infor mation and facta ss may be in his posst salon relative to the diseaH of hog, commonly called "hog choitra," with su U suggestions as he may deem pertinent. Agreed to.... Mr. Sargent, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, I reported, with an amendment, the Senate bill for the transfer of the life-saving service from the Treasury to the Navy Department.... The Senate, by a voto. of 32 to 21, put an siiicrulnicrt to the bill regulating the salaries of Post masters, restoring the franking privilege to the President, Vice President, Senators, Hepreant atives, the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House, The amendment allows all matter bear ing tbe frank of any of the above omoer. to the amount of two ounce, to pass through the malls free. Aa amended, the bill was passed. House. The House devoted the entire day to the discussion of the contested-election rase of Acklln vs. Darralt, from the Fourth Louisiana District tbe Speaker having decided that it waa not iu order to take up the SUver bill. After a lengthy debate, the House decided, by a tote of I'M to 116, to scat Ack liu, the Democratic contestant. All those voting yes were Democrats, with one exoeptlou Mr. Cox, of Ohio. All the uuj s were Kcpubllcatis. Thcurdat, Feb. 21. Senate. Mr. Spencer Introduced a bill to provldu for a military p si for the protection of the citizens of the ttlat k Hills. . . . Mr. Wlndom presented a memorial iu favor of the improvement of the Ohio river.... The Senate spent four hours in executive session over con tested nominations. The three which caused Uioi-t of the debate were 'illiumson. Collector of New Orleans; Northrup, District Attorney for South Carolina, and Smith, Collector of Mo bile The achate developed the fact that the He publican Senators are. if anything, more united SKaiust the President than at any previous period. Williamson's name was rejected by a large majority tho Democrats voting in a body ivainst him, and only fifteen ltepublicuns aupport ln the nomination. Iu the case of Northrup, the friend of Wade Hampton, the Democrats voted sohdiy for him, while all the Re publicans opposed him except Messrs. Dawes, Hoar, Burnside, and Matthews. Mr. Chrlsthtucy w-ho generally votes to sustain the President, on this occasion opposed Northrup, and he was barely saved by tho four mentioned. The result of the day was to tbow that the five Republicans last named constitute all that can tie fairly counted as Administration strength in the Senate. Smith was confirmed as Collector of Mobile by a vote of 2to!W. Hocbk. The House, after a six hours' struggle, passed the Senate Silver bill without amendment. The most determined fight was made against the bill by a few greenback-silver men and the oppo nents of silver, but at every stage they were de feated by a vote of '204 against 72. The first oppo sition came from the extreme silver meu under the lead of Mr. Springer. The point made was that the amendment providing lor an international commission, In that it made no appropriation of money, must be considered first in committee of tho who. The purpose of this motion was to force the bill where it would le open to unlimited dtbate, A protracted debute followed upon this parliamentary techni cality, with the result that Speaker Kaudad ruled that the point waa not well taken ; that inasmuch as the majority could ultimately decide, it was unjust to place the absolute power of objection with one member. Mr. Ctx, of New York, who finally voted for the Senate bill, appealed from the Speaker's decision, but the latter was sustained by 2U2 to 26. The previous question was then ordered without difficulty, and an hour's debate followed. Prob ably there never were so many speeches in one hour. At the end of the debute a desperate ef fort was made by the opponents of the silver measure to defeat it by sustaining Mr. Hewitt's mo tion ti table. 1 he result was to show their complete helplessness, the vote standing yea 72, nays 204. The 72 votes were almost exclusively cast by Eastern men. Voting then proceeded on the Senate amend ment. They were all concurred iu, In rapid succes sion, by aboat the same majority cast iu the final passage. The amendments having been disposed of, the bill was put to a vote and passed yeua, 2()4 ; nays, 72, as follows : TEAS. Acklln, Evans (Ind.), Keal, Aiken, Evans (S. C), Oliver, Aldrich, Kwing, Overton, Atkins, Flnley, Page, Laker (Ind.), Forney, Patterson (N.Y.), Panning, Fort. Patterson (Col.), Payne, Foster, Phelps, Heche, FrankUn, Phillips, Hell, Fuller, Pollard, Benedict, Oarth, Pound, P.lckm-11, Oause, I'rtcc, lllackburn, Oiddlngs, Prldemore, bland, Olover, Ilainey, Blount, Ooode, Randolph, Boone, Ounter, Ilea, Bouck, Hamilton, Reagan, Boyd, Hunua, Kollly, Bragg, J f arris (Ga.), Riddle, Brentano, Harris (Vs.), Robblns (N C), Brewer, Harrison, Roberts (Md.), Bridges, Hartrldge, - Robertson, (La.), Bright, nartzell, Robinson (Ind.), Brogden, Haskell, Ryan, Brown, Hatoher, Sampson, Buckner, Hays. Kapp, Bundy, Mazleton, Sayler, Kurchard, Henderson, Scale, Burdick, Henckle, Sexton, Butler, Hcury, Shallenberger, Cabell. Hewitt (Ala.) Shelley, Cain, Herbert, Singleton, Caldwell (Ky.), Hisoock, Slemons, Caldwell (Teiiu.),I(ooker, Smalls, Calkins, House, Southard, Candler, Hubbell, Sparks, Cannon, Hunter, Sprlngen, Carlisle, Hunton. Steele, Caswell, Humphrey, Stephens, Chalmers, Ittner. Stone (Mich.), Clarke (Ky.), Jones (Ala.), Stone (lows), C ark (Mo.) Jones(Ohio) Strait, Clark (Iowa) Kelfir, Thompson, Clynter, Kelley, Thorutmrgn, Cobb, Renna, Throckmorton, Cole, Killing! r, Townsend (O.), Collins, Klmmell, Townshend (111.), Conger, Kuapp, Tucker, Cook, Knott, Turner, Cox (Ohio), Landers, Torney, Cox (N. Y.), Latbrop, Vance. Cravens, Ligon, Vau Vorhes, Crittenden, Luttrtll, Waddell, Culbertson, . Lynde, Walker, Cummlngs, Mackey, Walsh, Cutler, Manning, Welsh, Danford, Maisn, White (Pa.). Davidson, Martin, White (Ind.), Davis (S. C), McOowan, Whitthorne, luring, Mcnenzie, wiggjnton, Dibrell, McKinley, William (Wis.), Dickey, MoMahon, Williams (Ala.), Douglass, Mills, Willtama (Ore.), Dnnnell, Mitchell, Willi (Kv.), Eden, Morry. Willets (Mich.), Elaui, Monrte, Wilson, Ellis, Morgsu, Wren, Ellsworth, Morrison, Wright, Errett, Muldrow. Yestcs 2S4. ' KAVS. Bacon, Frje, O'Neill, Bagley, Garfield, Peddie, Baker (N. Y.), (iibson, Potter, Ballon, Hale, Pugh. Banks, Hardcnbergh, (Juinn, Hiwbce, Harnier, Reed, Blair, Harris (Mas.), Rice (Ma.), Hlls, Hart, Robiiison(Mass.), Briggs, Hewitt (N.Y.), Ross. Camp, Hungftford, Sckleichr r, Campliell, James, Sinnlckson, Chittenden, Jones (N.H.), Ktarin, Claflin, Jcrgensen, Stenger, Ciark (N. J.), Jojce, Stewart, Covert, Kctcham, Swann, Crapo, Japh'tm, Veeder, Davis (Cal.), Leonard, Waite, Denison, Lindsey, Ward, Dwight, Lockwood, Warner, EaMie, Loring, Watson, Eickhoff, McCook, Williams (Mich.), Evans (Pa.), Metcnlfe, Wlllium (N. Y.), Field, Mors-, William (Del.), Freeman, Muller, Wood 72. Monday, Feb. 25. Senate. Vice rtesiden Wheeler, who has been suffering recently from neu ralgia, gave notioeof hi Intended absence for several days, and asked that a President pro tern, be desig nated.. Mr. Conkling presented the petition of James Gordon Bennett asking Congress to aid him In seek ing new discoveries at the North pole. He had pur chased the Arctic vessel Iandora, and intended to man and run her at his own expense. The petition er desired the vessel to carry the American flag.... The Hoiiss Joint resolution to authorize the Secre tary of War to Issue certain arms to the Washington Light Infantry, of Charleston, S. C, was taken up and passed after considerable debate.... A large mimWr of petitions were presented on varions sub jects... Several amendments to the Military Acade my Appropriation bill were offered and referred. Hocse. A bill was presented proposing to give Dr. Mudd, of Maryland, $1,000 for aiding cholera sufferer at the Dry Tortugs. Dr. Mnd'l was the surgeon who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth, and who was sut to Dry Tortugaa for it.... Mr. Shelley introduced a bill authorizing the Issue of United States notes, snd providing for the redemption of certain I'tUted Mates bonds.... A number of bilki for issuing certificates of silver bullion deposited n the United States mints were mtroduid and referred.... The following bills were also intro duced t By Mr. Southard, proposing an amend ment to the constitution relating to the election of President snd Vie President; by Mr. Fort, to gradually retire the circulating notes of naUonal-banking aaseciatlons and replace the same with United States treasury notes ; by Mr. Blaad, for the free coinage of the silver dollar ; also, to utilize the prodtiet of the gold and tUver mine, and provide for the issuing of certificates for gold and silver bullion deposit! iu the mints; by Mr. Blair, authorizing the Southern Pacific railroad to extend its l'.n westwsrdly to El Paso : by Mr. Crit tenden, to reduoe the pay of navy ofllcers, and re duce the number of such officers in the Hue and staff... Mr. Ooode, Chairman of the Committee on Educaliou and Labor, reported a bL'l applying the proceeds of the public lauds to supjKjrt free school. Recommitted Mr. I'uruer ssked leave to offer a roluliou for th appointment of a select committee of thirtceu members tw In quire Into the the causes of the pecuniary ueprcssion throughout the ountry. Mr. Conger objected... Mr. Roterts, Chairman of the Com mittee on Accounts, moved to suspend tho rules and adopt a resolution for the appointment of ex perts to aid the committee of investigation. De feated yeas. 78 ; nays. lfii. ...On motion of Mr. Hewitt, of Alahuina, the House, by a vote of 174 to Gl, went into committee of the whole. Mr. South ard in the chair, and resumed consideration of the bill granting pensions to soldiers snd sailors cf the Mexican and Indian wars. PENSIONS. Debate In tliei llouse of Representatives on the Hill Itestorlng Kx-l'euslonrs to the ltd la Mr Ulaine .Creates Another Surprise. From the House Proceedings.! At ths expiration of the morning hour, Mr. Withers called np for consideration the Senate t ill aim-nding the laws granting pension to soldiers and Bailors of the war of 1312, and their widows. The committee reported an amendment to the section authorizing the restoration to the pension rolls of all persons now aurviving here tofore pensioned on account of service in the war of 1812 or of any of the Indian wars, whose names were stricken therefrom on ac count of disloyalty, so as to provide .that all such persons should be restored whose disabil ities bad been removed or who had made application for such removal. Mr. Ingalls said there were not more than 100 men affected by this provision of the bill. As nearly all distinction between loval people and rebels had leen obliterated, snd, as there was no risibility of national unity without having such obliteration complete, the bill should be passed. It occurred to him as a small thing for a great nation to admit to its counsels those who were leaders in the rebel lion, and exclude from the benefits of that Government the poor old man who had re ceived a pension of $8 per month, and could do no liarm. Mr. Kdmnnds opened the amendment, and said he did so not that he was opposed to restor ing these old men to the pension roll, but such amendment might be taken as a precedent for tho comjiensation of property lest during the rebellion. Mr. Ingalls said he was opposed to the whole system of gratuitous pensions, as proposed by tue bill, which was to grant 1 elisions to all survivors of the war of 1812, who served in the military or naval service for fourteen days. He was in favor of pensioning those who were wounded and disabled in the service, but could not favor granting pensions to persons merely because they entered the service. Mr. Morrill said he feared this bill was the fore runner of what waBto come hereafter, and would result in taking large sums of money frem the treasury. Mr. Oglesby opposed the restoration to the peusion-rollH of thoso persons whose names were stricken therefrom on account of disloy alty, and moved to strike Itout. He argued that the men who fought for the Government in 1812 should have been the last to attempt to destroy It lu after years. Mr. Blaine said every soldier who served In the war of 1812 must have been at least CO years of age when the rebellion broke out, and 'they were now nearly 80 years of age. It was im possible that these men could have done any thing active against the Government of the United States during the late war, and it was not to be expected they would break their family ties ana come Jnorth when the war broke out. He (Blaine) had not laid awake at night consid ering how to restore men of the rebellion to privileges, but these old men did their part in upholding the country in the war of 1812, and ho would not exclude one of them from the pension-rolls. Men who were engaged actively :n the rebellion had been pardoned, and many of them were now holding oilice and drawing large salaries from the Government of thf United States. They were doing so by the vote or the Senator from Illinois (Oglesby). Mr. Oglesby For the services they s re reu dering now. Mr. Blaine Yes, they are in oflice all through this Government, and mv rather sad anticiptv tion is that they are pretty nearly controlling thi4 Government. But he could not say that old veterans south of the Potomac who fought and bled in the war of 1812 should be excluded from thft genorositv of the Governmert. Mr. Oglesby said it was wise statesmanship to remove the political disabilities of those engaged in tho rebellion who had asked to have them removed. Home of the men who had their disabilities removed were now ren dering valuable Bervlce in the Government. Ninety-nine one-hundredth of the men who were in tne reoeuion naa come forward and frankly asked to have their disabilities re moved. But there was another class of per sons in the Boutn who would not ask to have their disabilities removed. Theso very per sons who were pensioned could be restored to v. iv. t. ! . i ... . me i mm vy cuuuug lurw&ru anu uaving ineir disabilities removed. In reply to Mr. Blaine that the pensioners wero too old to render activo service in aid of the rebellion, he said that age did not affect patriotism : age did not affect courage. Mr Blaine said he had in his eye now men who came back after the war. and Coneres. leaking at the Fourteenth amendment, said : these men intend to be citizens, vye will give back to them that which is above price. We will give back citizenship, and open to thn every honor of the lie public. Was it possible that the son who had taken an active part in lk.A.IK.. fi T.I... -l.l w ioucuiuu nuuiri, iut' vw vci ijiue.ilt SUOUIU have all restored to him? But the poor old father, who did nothing more than sympa thize with hi son, could have nothing back. The widow of Gen. Zack Taylor was on the petisiou-roll. Her son took an active part in the rebellion. Was her name to be stricken from the roll because she bound up the woun i of Dick Taylor, her son? Mr. Ktrkwoexl said he for one was perfectly willing to take his share cf auy odium which might como from restoring these old meu to the pension-rolls. Ho thought a great Govern ment like ours could forgive past offenses. Mr. Blaine paid if Congress was going to legislate so as lo exclude old men and widows from the generosity of the Government, it was taking a ground which dishonored tho magnan imity of the Government. Mr. Ingalls said an attempt to array the American Congress against a few old men wa indicative to his mind of ihe spirit whic.i wonlJ lead a man to strike a woman or kick a baby. The bill was passod, as amended, by yeas 47, nays 8 Messrs. Anthony, Cameron (Wis.), Bd mands, Hamlin, McMillan, Morrill and Oglesby constituting the nays. Married In Haste. An interesting event in the history of the Fiek University, for coloretl youth, in Nashville, Tenn., was the recent seniling out of four Hack missionaries to Africa, The American Missionary So ciety, having called for this number to proceed immediately to Bherbro island, j ast off the const of Africa, the univer sity selected Albert P. Miller and An drew E. Jackson, who in turn selected wives in Miss Ada J. Iloberts and Miss Ella M. Hildrage, respectively, thus making up the needed quartette, all bo ing students of the Fisk school. The marriage ceremony was performed, a farewell reception was given in tho evening, the couples Binrted off to New lork, where they took tho steamer for their destination, , THE HAZEKH HAZED. A Lively Rumpus at Frlnoetoii College Freshmen KevenKe. Themselves on Soph ' o more A Nnmhtr of Htudents Expelled. Princeton (S. J.) Cor. New York World. A few days ago several sophomores, here wrote a fictitious invitation to 4 freshman, inviting him to a reception. They signed tho invitation with the name of a well-known freshman, thus conveying the idea that tho reception waa to be a freshman affair. The recipi ent of the invitation, suspecting nothing, responded in person, when ho found himself betrayed into a company of hos tile sophomores', who straightway put him through uu uumcrciml huziug. The freshmen failed to take the matter in good part, and, gathering a numlser of his companions, fifteen altogether, vis ited two sophomores, Atterbury ana Carter, whom he believed the ringlead ers in the attack upon himself, and who occupied a room together. The visiting squad found the two sophomores up and, expecting them, ready with loaded fistols to repel an assault. This was ast night shortly before 12 o'clock. Al though the sophoODres were armed, the freshmen came ujlou them eo suddenly that they were overpowered before they could move to offer auy resistance. The two were seized, tied in chairs, and shaved close to the skull by tke raiders, all of whom were masked and uoreo figciza' lo Wl.tu, iu the t ttiia .t.nu oi the f reshmen, their wrongs had Wen sufficiently avenged, tho invading party retired, leaving tho two sophomores, bound in their chairs. No sooner was the door closed than Atterbury and Car ter managed to free themselves, and catching up their pistols lired at the re tiring squad of freshmen through the window. Such was their haste that they did not even wait to throw the window open, but sent the bullets through the glass. As soon as two shots had thus been fired without effect, the sophomorea run from the room and pursued the fresh men, sending another volley at them. As they came up, the freshmen at one halted, and, facing about, returned the fire. The opposing parties at the time were not more than fifteen feet apart. Two shots were fired by the freshmen. Of these one whistled close by Atter bury'a oars and the second struck him in the leg, just below the groin, missing the bone and passing clean through tho. flesh. "What followed is only known in so far as thoso immediately concerned aro willing to tell. The freshmen all escaped. Atterburv was taken to his. room. His wound is not dangerous and he is doing well. The affair created the greatest excite ment Princeton basexpenencod in many a day. A meeting of the coJlege faculty was called and a committee appointed to inquire into the outrages. The result was the expulsion of five freshmen and eight sophomores, and the suspension of about forty others. Hard Times. " Ilard Times 1" is on every lip, and breathed from every tongue ; the banks, are cursed by one and all, the nged and the young. The merchant has to close his doors, and throw his ledger by ; such times he vows were never seen by nay mortal eye. . The shopmen quit tho counter's 6ide, lor customers are few ; the times are so very tight it makes them all look blue. The citizen in vain es says to make more than his bread ; a pound of which he declares won't weigh a pound of lead. There's not a day but some one fails some house that goes to smash ; and names that once stood high on 'Change, are out for want of cash. Those supposed to be millionaires, and rich in shares and stocks, their million heirs now disappoint, they fail and leave no "rocks. "Hard times 1 hard times ! were ever seen such times, so hard as these 1" This is the cry, from morn till night, in which each one agrees, A remedy how do you think, this will do? Pull off your coat, roll up your sleeves, and work the hard times through. The Sioux War. The President has sent to the Sroata reports of tho General of the Army, the Quarterma8ttr,' and tho Commissary Oeneral, relative to the cost of the latie war with the Sioux Indians and the nura ber of soldierB killed in that war. The report ehow that the estimated cost of the war is 2,312,531, and the whole number of persons killed was sixteen officers and 267 enlisted meu. There, were two officers and 123 enlisted men. wounded. ' THE JUIiKEI'S. NEW YOItK. 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