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jepMiiim VOL. XVII NO. 31G. WASHINGTON, D. C, SATUEDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 17, 1877. FIFTY CENTS PER MONTH. 8$e i FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Special Session. FninAT, Nov, 1,1S77. rt.xati:. Bill and petition were presented as follows and referred I By Mr. HOAR! A prolwt from tho savlngi Instl tullon" of WorccMcr County, Mass, against the paMge of tho sllv cr till Mr DAWES presented similar protects from the aavlngs. banks In Boston aud Salem By Mr'INOALLSi A bill to repeal an act for the coil ageoftwenly cent pieces. Ily Mr. ARMSTRONG: A memorial from the Mexican Veteran Association, aklnfr for pensions Also, a rctltlon pro) lug for the amendment of the bankrupt law and opposing lu rci eal Mr ING Ul.H submitted a motion tiiftt when the Senate adjourns to-day It bo till Monday next. A1ptel Mr JONI3 of Ha, Intro hired a resolution rail Ing upon the Secretary of the Interior ami At tor ney General for all the Information In their posses sion concerning the unwarrantable aelxure or tlm bcr and other stores In Klorlda and labama, with out warrantor law or reason therefor. Mr HiMUND1 said the Inquiry was too brotd, and might work in Injury to tho cause of Justice by giving Information not proper to bo mafle pub lic He had no otjcctlon to Informailon upon action that had already been taken lie moved Its reference lo the Onmmlttee of ihcJud clary. Mr. (IIAlM.i; asked that the n solution mlght Include the Wisicrn btatcs Agreed to. Mr.COKLlNUbugjr,ckie.d that the resolution be directed to the President and that ho bo relucted to com nui ti Irate tho information, if not Incompati ble to the public IntTesla. . . This was accepted by Mr. Jones and the resolu tlon w rs referred to the Committee or tho Judiciary. Mr DWU of W a, railed un the resolution offered by him Ihst week In relation to the .Hi crept in Ira In the Treasury account statements. Mr MORRU L offered a nuUtltutc thata commit teeoflhrcebe appointed to eiamlno the finance accounts or the Treasury, especially those of 1869, jam and 171. Mr. DAVIS, or W. Va. asked that the substitute lie on the table until he had submitted his remarks, and ho hoped It would not then be adopted as It would in some measuro stille the investigation hlch he asked for He then addiwcd the Fen ate, pointing out what he considered as discrepancies in tho financial statement of the Tn asury Department Mr Ut K submitted a resolution that there lie two Pecretarles of tho 1 rcasury r ne to collect all the revenue and hold It till ordered to dlsbtmo It and another to attend to all tho questions and Unite that mar l necessary In tho cxeiutlou of the du 11m of the Treasury. Mr t WW called upon Senator not to vote for aiy re il ut Inn that ill 1 net mtct the ease fully and signal! He believed there wan something wrong lu the Matemcnt and he want til to haro his resnlutli adoptidaud have a full Investigation, and If tt wait not done he Mould renew hi resotu tlon from time to time as Ionic as he remained In thehenatc, or until some satisfactory result was reached Mr. MORRIII, said tho committee of 18"G Ail y Investigated the matter, and every single apt anni iBcrcaucy was luny eij mineu no ucovoi that r prv rent that had r cr come Into the Treas ury h ml been accounted for. and nolhlmr. was KMIIIU id jiirmy Hie iciouifts oi in mnuwi umu WM Virginia Mr IHUKMAVsalilhodld not quite agree with the Senator from irmont Ho did not think tlm rormrtnr Itm rnmmittpo of 187ll had at all sathlled IticKrnnti There were discrepancies lumufh as. fjoonotmin. according to the t-enator from Wist Virginia lie Mild the books of the register show ed one statement and the statement scut to Congress showed an entirely different one Mr DAWN raid the resolution offered by tho Senator from W et Virginia was precisely tho reso lution which had been offered hcrtofore, and bis rcmarkawere almost precisely the same which had been made leforo Mr. DAVIS iaid he had cited more than twenty new Instance! to day, and had memoranda of more than twenty more Mr. DAWKS said all the allcfratloni mado hcrc tororohad been answered by his late colleague Mr. Doutwrll, and he was content to let that answer pi along with the statement of the Bcnator from W est Virginia as a complete answer to them. Mr.THUHMAN said the finance reports did not m ami iimn thitfs renorls Coiiitrrsii must de pend In making It lrit-ltlon, and If they could not rely on the finance reports, whit could they rely on t They difletedso much that by the re ports made In different years the public debt had unexplained, and he believed It to be their duty to seek to ascertain where the discrepancies were Mr. MOKRI I L attributed tho apparent dlserep ancles to a different sjttetn of lxok keeping which S laced different accounts under new heads, but Id not chance the accounts In reality Mr. HLUF(ORI) said that the flntuce statements did not agree, and all they asked was that thero should be some explanation of the figures and the Alftirence Mr DAWES said that an explanation had been made to all these allegations, and the country was atbfled with the explanation The Senator from Wist Mrglula wasnotratlsflcd, and all liedrtttred to know was whether there was any new charge to be made. It there was not, he u willlrgtokt It go as the annuat table by the Senator from Upt lrcfn1n Mr. MORRILL suggested that the resolution be amended so as to limit me commuiee ra one ciem and (in tnrurratilipr. Without concluding the consideration of tho resolution inn tHiime on muiiuu ui ir. uihunu, at 2 68 adjounied, till Monday. HOVBK OF Jtll'Jti:SKNTATirrs Mr. SWANN, from Committee on Foreign Affairs, reported back the bill making appro priation for a represent alt e at the Turis Kxpotltlon, and roofed Its reference to the Committee of the TMiole on tho state of the Union, audaaldhe would call It un on Tuesday Mr COX ofN "i .suhmlttcd a minority report in opposition to the bill Mr IIALK suggested that an earlier day be fixed This bill ought to bo pau-cd and some members hoped to git awsy from here very soon Mr H ANN said tho commllteo would prefer to go on w Hh the bill now, If the Houeo would con nt The PPKAKm said that as tho bill went to the Committee of the bole H could be called up at Any time. Mr MILLS inquired whether any appropriation bill except those that came from the rigular appro priation commllteo could come In and take pre cedence of the sjecUl erdcr, which was the re sumption art repeal The HTAKKK ruled that under the order mak ing the resumption rei eal bill a special order, any appropriation bill could take precedence, becain exienllou was not made In favor of general appro priations bills onh, but of all appropriation bills. 1 he bill was tabled, subject to being called up by Mr S anm st any lime. The H PEA K FK then proceeded to call committees for rt port of a private nature Mr WaDDKI Ufrora the Committee on Post Officii and 1'ofi itoads, reported a bill to make im- Jiedfately available the appropriation made lost larch frthepa)mentof Bouthern mall eontrait on fur wrt ices remlcrtd lfore tho war. Referred to the i ommlttre of tho hole. clary, repotted a bill to relloe John Greene, sr , of Aiaiama. oi ins joiiutui u luunuiia edlhai hewas eighty wtcu )earsofogc, where upon Mr rATTFRWV.of N Y., remarked 'Let the LIU low The man Is too old to do any further barm " The bill pauid IMlh were also fashed to remo e tho political tlls alilitles of F and D thtiiard and Charles W ri..i. r Vi.,.1.,1.. r ii i-iii.. ...I t..i... ii f..ri.. XiCIII, Ul IIUIUIU, If Vlil It Bill) Villi 1 tUklll, cfUio DMrkt of Columbia, W 1' Vtham, of llaryland, ami f ieorgo u 'turner, or Alabama Mr. MILLS asLcd leavoto ofltr a rcsulutlou dl reeling the Committee on Military n"lrs to lno,ulro lino iiieuirenciii ui mv tuvuiry mm miauir) rem menta In the United Hates army, how many cav alry and Infantry are on the Texas frontier the number and character of the troops em)oed there , the condition and command of tho mil tary pons and "liatnd Htlonal firco Is uocuiarylopru feet Uxas from Mexican rnlderu L'naulmouH ion-cut having l-een ghcu, Mr Dan siisu roi-e and moud as a subsume the resolutluii bo had ollertd the other day, whit h wan tluu ob Jictcd to making a sweeping lnetlatlon of tho en tire condition of the army ccruLer and In all Its brunthes, Mewri HAIE and CONOFH made the pflntof order that, as mum I mom consent was glm firn pit lilt t uruose, otlipr mntfr could not bo added Mr Mil UimadethopolntthatliANNiNusameud ment was not germane JtieM 1.AKI it mt talued the point of order, and ruled the amendment out. Ihey did not make this departure as a matter of sentiment but as an oerinater1ng ncrc'iity All Who aided In I asMng the greanbaek act of IhCJ did to with grtat reluiUiuu and recorded a protct against the dangers of tlio act rum Mwni, In this lli'Uhn down to the iiuniblcffmcmUr who spoke, and from KWeudeii In the Kmste, down to the bumble st Feuator. all airccd that u soon aa practicable thev would return to the doctrine of ineiaueri ueu u iaw uutiiciriziug I'tegrecu bark was raid it was linked with boons (lTklrrt and guaiautks were put on for thepurpoho of maxing lis reuemi iiou R"reo ma greeuoacK was lu the nature of a forced loan It was forced Xpon the soldier and upon all others to meet the vermasterlng emergencies of the v.ar Mr. MILIrcaoluiloii was then adpted Mr B1N0LKION. from the Appropriation Com xautee, submitted the petoflke deikisuty ajpro- prlatlon bill, and gave notice that he would call it up to-morrow after tho reading of the journal Iho House then resnmed the consideration of the resumption repeal bill Messrs II KT and McCOOK made brief speeches In opposition trt repeal, on tho ground tharit would bo a blow at the credit of the country. Mr OAKFILLD argued that this country had ever conducted its business on n spcclo bails No man who had ever sat lit the chair of Washington, and no man who had been at the head or the Treasury Department, from Hamilton down, and who nnu rmen at an upon ine suujiri, nan over held any other theory than that the prospcrlt) of the country was boned unuii rotu. or unon a iwdt concrtlble Into coin In 180J the overmoatoilnr necessities c r tne war leu to a departure from in practices of the fathers It was only a promise to pay, and ho addressed hlmsetfnialnly to thoso who believed In the no tion keeping Its promises W hat are the obstacles In the WflVT Tho flrnt nrirpd la that tlicro is net enough of currency In the country and that hence great distress will follow the execution of there sumption act. In his speech yesterday Judge iveney quowu iwaimionini prcecueii(s, rranco and Liinland Hut Prance Wiuna precedent for this country .for It did not trammel lu business as thli country did It had no banks except the Mank of Franca In business transacilona In France the money Is passcM from hpnd to hand but lu this country and In 1 ngtaud moht of the builncwi was transacted by drails ami bills Hut In one rcsicct ho coiomcinlcil tho example of France to the Kentlemen After the late uar she commenced in retire her prober curst ncy. and France Is to dav within fifty dfljaofresumptlon KcferrlngtoMr Kfllfv h1Iusioii totlie exam ploofrngland Mr UAKFIFII) said he was sur priced that any American shout 1 quote approv Ingly tho sentiments of Archibald Allison, a man who UMala)s the most uncompromising enemy of republican institutions Doubleday was also drafted Into the smlcc, but his opinions were so HorthleM that no ieimy a liner In I-ngtandccr tool, the trouble to renew them And jctthct-c men arc (iioted approvingly In the Oingress of the United Mate Tho Kcnlleinan from I"on usjr I van la said )eitord ir that the disoMcr In ljieUml In lBJTi were tho revultof tho rcsumt tlon aeL lIe(Mr Oar Fin i) v, as pre pared to say tliat tho resumption act of 115) as a MeMtlne luntcad of a curi-utoKng laud The troubles that foil wed were the result of quite different causes Parliament did not be licte resumption was a curse, for they re pcaledly reruw.il to re cal the act. and the Commons of Kngland of that day should have known better the needs of that country than All son, who tt rote thirty yean after w ards. It waa the corn law, and not resumption, that created all the troublo In kngland They attempted to erect a Chinese wall and the agricultural Interests of the country were moved J he Commons of En stand. by a committee, Inquired into tho causes of the financial disaster, and there was not a word In their rrK)rt to show that the attributed It to the resump tion art of 1F19 Air kitirv had vester Jav crtli- cised the lctti of ex Secretary MeCullough, but If wr jucmiioiiEii was ignorant aim menuaciousin what ho had written, he ((UrtiiLV) was Ignorant an mendacious also, for he bad agreed with Me Cullough that all great financial crises n ere pre ceded by cnlargcnientof the credit and an undue expansion oi uie crcuit oi ine country UiitMr Keiuv ifctumcstliat the resumption will Injure the debtor elasxs, and ho nsaimies ttmt tho pixtr are mainly thu debtor chui He ((Iarpifiu) denied It Ileafflrmed that tho Rt matorltv of the creditors lu tlm country arethapoir. and the viui mnjoniy oi mo eicuiora aru ino lieu, or iik people in g Kid circumstances The poor man can not borrow money 'ilia rich man can In the nature of the case, therefore, tho poor man can t be the debtor, Aoorman by his labor, smes one hundred dollars over and nbmc that which Is re quired by htri family He argues that this is not enougn nr mm to g ) into uumuc witn nnct so lie is j lie will make that money work, and ho puts ii in Huntings imuik locirnw niuruflt. jncrg were today two and ft half millions of depositors In the savings banks of the United blate and tho amount oft lu Ir deposits was equal to one fourth of the national ueoi. Tnesenenos tscome mostl r from the poor, apd they were loaned to the rich and not to the poor. They were loaned to men who wanted to enlarge their bmliicss But It Is said that resit notion is In tho Interest of th Imnd holder, and that lh rich are the bondholders Mr Oarfield went on to show that the bonds were held In small amounts ny widows, guardians, and persons of slender means, who regarded them as the bet and most secure investment. Toese were tne bloated bond holders about whom there was so much talk. He old not rtronosa to Icfrtslata for any etas, whether debtor or creditor; but when the assertion was mane mat tho resumption act wouia nun me poor and help the rich, he denied It In the name of sta tUtlcU. In 1870 It was estimated that the sum or HJUwasdueto the laborers and worklngraenof tne country, scaie aown ine greenoacKBien per cent., and you take I120o0uo dally from the laborers and wurklngmen of the United States. Th rich man ran take cara of himself. Lot tho loss Talis upon the poor man who has only his eiay a taoor to sen ine couoirrnas mane up iw mind that there Is to be resumption In 1879, and if the act Is repealed now the country is again plunged Into a boisterous sea. If this act Is re pealed and no other remedy Is applied, all who ad vocato repeal will look back from the depths of evil and rcgnt the day when they let loose upon the country tho dangers that will environ It. He did not undervalue the greenback or the great sen Ice it had rendered to tho country, ntut when Mr. Kcilfy said vcftcrday thatltwas tho greenback that had conquered the South If he UAnnri r) had been on tho eithrrside of the cham ber he would have asked wh tlift routh had not conquered on that principle, fir they had more of that sort uf money than tho North had Itmut I avo been a better mono , too tor. w luio the ftorth had not tlxcd a day of resumption, tho Houlh had fixed the day to redeem at six months after the In d pendenceof the Conlederacy. Iho greenback wus good enough for our own uses but wo wanted an International currency one that would bo re cognized the world over Coin was a necessity, because all exports and Imports had to be Paid fit coin, ana iraau uiereiorc ucmauucu uimmogur- retirr ahoulil to international tu well as national. Unless you would ha e no trade or commerce or aiory on tne seas mercmusi oa a coin inrrcnc). i no niivoratt ni rpi Jinniion um noi Dronoao m iib- stroy the greenback but to dignify and glorify It J no jaw woh nui iu uetiruy, uui tu ivuuee, uiw ui ume of greenbacks to fnwouiooo and make that bulk convertible Into coin hlle ho did not per aonally bclIco lu keeping up the greenbacks or lu makinga bunker of the Government, ho wan will lug to keep the gret nbacks at S.UX) jO0 (KM) W bj that contraction T Lit theum who are afraid of contrac tion ray whether keeping VlfJUimnum of greenbacks is contraction To sum all up tho struggle now Is on the one hand to make the greenback better, and on the other to make It worn; 1 he resumption act makes It better He did not want the money to shrhel up lu the baud of the poor man, but ho w anted to make It an that tho plow hntdvr s moncj would be equal to that of the bondholder This was an era of pacification. It was an eraot equality among all the Mates Let ui now have for all men the equal dollar as well as equality of blau-a and equality of men The rcsumj lion act shall be parted ; tlrt, because the public faith de mands It , second, because the great builncbs inter ests of the country demand It, and third because therutureproperity or the nation requires a soua and permanent basis upon which the country can unite The signs of the times were propitious for rthuroillou All of the elements were favorable, and there was nodanger except from the Uugress of the United stales, and there was the storm cen tre lie wouldvototo perfect the act for resump tion , but ho would take no step for absolute, re ical,aud would oppose it If It would Uto from lilmalltho political future ever offered to any American Api lauso ) Mr, IilcKNin addressed the IIouso In favor of the committee a LIU The HI'UKLit laid before the House atnessago nomine secretary oi mum in relation to ine m demnity paid by bpain forlhecxecutlon of General It) an and others In Cuba, and in relation to tho dii-iKwiltlou of said fund Iho amount iald was eighty thuiuaua bianUlt dollars, equivalent to S77.7J7 In American money C laims to the amount ofl.Wjn'J have been paid aud another claim of 1SAU lias been allowed and not paid The uuox ponded balance has been invested In five per tent ponds of the United tHates AsthohclrsoiGeueral I jan failed to prove that lie was a citizen of tho I HIlC'l nunes lui iiiiiiiv' ww iu vj tiirm u ui demnity lhe message was referred to the Com mittee on 1 orcign Afiitlrs. Mr I WIND akcd that the House take a recess until 7 M to continue the debate on the resumption tt An effort was made to come to an agreement mat mo nut snuuia not uevoiciion uniu iiiiwsuuy next, and, fulling lu that tho Hauseatllftefeumlu ulcs of A e took a recess tilt 7 CO, Kvenlutf Kesslon, The Homo resumed its session at 7 30 o clock Mr HKM'IHON suld that il hu had been a member of the Holme lu 1&71 ho would not have voted for tho runu tlon act While lie believed that there could bu no real or permanent business ba-Ms without rcsumpliui he thought It woa lu oj poriuuo to as the bill tthen It waspawcd Hut 04 It was the law of the land he thought that It w oui4 bo more ctistutroui to repeal ii man to let it bland Mr TOWNSflrNP. of 111. sail he proposed to answer stmo errors Into vvhlih Mr JllTEn, of Indiana, fell the other day In relation to the na tlonal banks ol tho I tilted btates, but In view of the slim aittnnaiice, im wouio not tRaitio euiiy benches but w uld ak leaveto print. He would hav. however. thil he believed the national bank sv stem was evil and the moet expensive system iliut could be adopted. He believed the time had tome when the banks should be wouud up As to rvumptlon he wus in ravororreiai, Mr Mill mtOW advocated ret-eal Mr ttKIUIir anxaled totho House to cease iemaiato lur man, by doing something for the Ulur KiniHLiiiir ior coriHicmiuiia anu lur ti iui iu iu UUllon con t emulated lu the bill was In tho inter esioi weiauonng man. ilu cold he was a mem berof the Thirty sixth Congress which passed tho greenliack law. and ho knew that It was a neces sity then, and ft was a necessity now to continue this currency of the country. In the court of his rrmarks.Mr Wright made such appeals for the lahorlngmanaa to elicit applaue Iromthegil lerlce. Whllo making this appeal ho disclaimed being a rommunh-t or an agrarian. Mr. UUTTKNIlPN said ho had voted against the resumption act when It was pasted, and he should iuit vnvrriuiir 1 oiw tor lia rrKHi, Mr CANNON attrlhnl! all ihn pvlla nfthA rnnn try to tho financial situation He raid thero would never bo a real pcare lu this country till exact Jus tlce was done to all sections lhote who stood In the way of resumption and pcaco wero tho men who would repudiatolhe contract for the payment of the debt In the way it was contracted, and who wiToin isvoroi inesiusiesiaimnra Mr HMVITT lellcd all of our cviliwerodun loan lrrrdermablo nnnrr rurrencv. Ha lndorvrd all that Mr Oarfifid had said In his iqwcch thli aiternoon except his argument alxiut the reissue of greenbacks In his oj Inlon, after tho debt was mice rede med It coul J not bu reissued Mr Hrw TT said no rrgrcllcd the criminauon aim vttu juration that had been Indulged in since this do late had commenced. He b Hov ed that men wire honent In their views thoe who advocated re sumption and thofo who opposed It but ho be lleved that the latter were mistaken He repre sented a district of laboring men, and he wanted to subserve their best interests, and that he be llevctl to he a return to spoclo par men ts. He stood anpollel at the proHJClof a pawoe of the silver bill and tho anil resumption bill. He feared the country would bo turned abide from Its true Interests, and that the 14-glslatlon proposed would turn to ruin. The country was suffering, but It would sufer more if this legislation w as per- Mr KFIFril believed In auxiliary lrnMatlon to perfect the resumption art but he was upitoscd to lUalMoluto repeal He attributed all the financial disasters that came upon tho country, to an over wiiv ui iirL'tiveiimnio airr ni'iney, hiki ne uiiuiri from meosages of Me srs Vauliureii and liuclianaii to show that they held the same theory, tlood faith demandeil a speedy resumption of specie payments and he called attention to the fact that It w as demanded by the national conv cutloos of alt parties In 1H7i Mr Dl'NNFLLdldnot believe Ms constituents wanted him to vote for repeal, and therefore he should not so vote. He could not understand how business was to be revived and conUdetiCu restored by putting oft the day of resumption Mr BAM lO N failed to see how tho ruin pre dicted was to result from resumption The figures would show that there was more and better money In the country now than there was at the time of tho passage of the resumption act. Mr. IxmlMl ai-erUHl that a return lu specie paw menu has alwajs Itecn tho honorable ambition of every nation wn en nas ever, ny reason or civil contllct or Internal onal war, been drlv en to an In flation of Its currency, and that should be the am bition of this country now. Hie glorj of the country will again dawn when we aro cu a firm coin t.ali, when wo have paid our honest debts like honcft men Ho denied that Inflation ever brought prosperity, and ho took luue with Judge Kern views in relation U I ngland and Insisted that causes other than rcum tluu led to the DnaticUl dlNihter. He believed In one stand ard and resumption and that would bring back proirlty and ton! dence If there was a return to a coin basin there would soon bo uo itore clamor about the distresses of tho poor man At 11 30 the House adjoumed HISTHICT AIIAIJCS. Tlio Mrislihictoit Asylum, The report of Col. C. F. M. Tact, the Intend. ant of the Washington Asylum, after giving the usual statistics In regard to the number of inmates. 4c , sums up the important and permanent repairs In and about the institution as follows: 1 The roofs and all defective parts of the main building, the lutendant s residence and the regular nospitarstructurcshave been thoroughly repaired and refitted 2. The small pox hospital has been overhauled and restored to an excellent condition, with a capa city of from flfty to sixty patients, and supplied with water and other new Matures 8. The office, reception rooms, doctors' apart ments, employees' quarters, I n ten Jan t a residence, 4c , have all been either refurnished or otherwise supplied with comfortable accommodations and arranjrcmenU. 4. The dlnlna halls of the Inmates, their kitchen. heating apparatus, and other fixtures were all put in proper order. A new force-pump, ftou feet of hose, and GO galvanlxel Iron fire buckets were pro vided; the water-closets and olhersanltary arrange menu for health and cleanliness were placed in proper conaniou. fi 1 ho oTerweri and emnloveea were all furnished with badges and batons and other necessaries 6 All wagons, carts, Ac, Implements for street and field work, tools and implements replenished and repaired All approaches lo.thoujlum, roads, waiaa, steps &c , iiupruiiu. lie uggeu inai THErOEBS OP THE IIHFNDENT bo enlarged in some directions, as, for instance, permission to drain and lmprovo tho marshes and such portions of the properly as are now unpro ductive. Increase the live nock Ac. He gives a complete 11U of tho buildings and out hmuos, and says. But the grounds belonging to this asylum navo Dccn greany reuueea ov inflreieaiea cewious of large tracts, as fur the united mate jail, for the city nuwery of ornamental trets, the cemetery oft lie poor called Potter s Held, etc, and thereby have become much too limited forlu present im ponance and unavoidable expansion, and the close proxlmlt) of It hospital nod workhouse to thu iKiwdermaazlnuof tfiu United btatcjarnwand navy gives rthC for the wlshand hoputhat Umgress ere long will oider the removal of such danccrou material from Its present location to a distant and uninhabited ixilnt, and grant the premises thus vacated as a much needed addition to the grounds Ottilia indispensable ana conuntiy increaung in stitution, the growth of which may be approxi mated from the following stutUtlcs lhe number of burials in the 'Potters Field' within that period amounted to M9, and the rum bar of corrms removed therefrom by reauestof rel atlvesor friends was 6 The number of coffins madehv Inmates of this Institution and furnished to tho board of Health wasMJ, those used at the osj lum or lu hospital w as uj. NO tVBE OP "RFJlbHRrCTION" or effort of body snatching can be reported within that period 1 he ambulances, vis one lor the ' Indigent sick" and the other for tlio Indigent dead, ' are dally at work to obey the orders of the aanltar) authorities upon notice through the tc'vgraph located In the allium, and ihere Is no hour, night or day, when they could not be obtained bj an application to the Hoard of Health or the sanitary officers of the once comniiwoners. Ihadlmrlnsoftheeravesln the "Potters Field is done by Inmates of this institution, uuder direc tion of lis Intcndant, aud an accurate record Is kc t by him of the number of each grave, together with the name and descriptive lint of Its occu pant, Isoitosf morfm examination la allowed against the wish of relatives or Irlembi. and tho dead house receiving the remains until ther cau be do posited In their final resting place. Is kept strictly clean and under lock and key, as protection against auy spoliation or desecration of the corpses wnue remaining incrcin. Ihesinitary condition of the entire Institution, notwithstanding Its being crowded by the large number of iriuoiicrs and poor, especially during winter. Is kipt In oxcelleut state of scrupulous cleanliness In all its parts. The discipline and order among the Inmates of the Institution, and especially among the prisoners, is at present and has been during lhe last ear, not asdoslrablcns it might and ought to have been, though of late some Improv omunt therein seems to havo been perceptible. tn gene mi HEALTH Or TUE ritlflOVFBR, as well as of the poor, excepting some permanent invauus among tne isiitr, was mucn Oliver ennu JIllK'lt UtJ BII'lU!lUM UI JIUIBUlia UIIUVI VUllUltVUHUli and heilftlniB to have accomplished much good for lhe worthy poor and the public Interest by clear- Dg inuainuimuMd ui more iiikii uurijr improper .ersona who had managed to get admission under :uhe pretvuecs. and were undeserving of public Charlts. jnu repori cioaen wiiu vu uauui cuiui'iuuvuvur; notice REPORT Or THE MATRON, Tho report of Mrs A. II Fachtz tho matron shows that during the last fow mouths two sewing maihliicB vvereconstant'y in Uke aud the total work accomplished by machine and hand sew Ing since November 1j ltftti was 8 l!X pietei for the work house 2J shirts M coats 210 pair pants, 218 bed tick furusutn either department For tho alms house 40J shirts, jnpalrdrancr, 7Hcout, jtfj pants, 73 pillow ticks lit sheet", VH illlow i axes, SioweU. 18 aprons .13 suits for children 8 bovB suits It suits, lnfanti clothing W spreads lj'jdrces( OJshlrut, yd choraUcn, 7 gowns, aud bl caps. The Water HegUtrar's Repoit. Col. Timothy Lubey, Water Kegistnir, lias completed his annual report, and shows that effi cient management has been observed lu his de part ment. Tho report bIiowi a great amount of work done The total length of water mains lu theDisulctU shown to be IM miles, of which upwards of 4 miles was laid during the year. There are 750 fire plugs lu the District, of which 30 new ones w ere erected during the) ear There are 282 h) drams In the DUtritt. 18 of which were creeled during tho fast year One new fountain has been erected. ami ilttorLotimii with water hava caiiaeliv to it.- lli vnremn uiaiua niiuw uviyytj n nsuiiiion liver iw,uw,ouo jollous of water every twenty four hours. The tuo el ties now consume daily 21 25:2,032 gallotis.tignlnftsnorjoonoiast year, Itwlll thus t seen that. uotwIUiKlau ling the Tact that tho water takers number more than ever before, (l.OTK) In crcaso slnro last rar.) thero Is lesit water used by nearly 1 TfiOUW gallons dally than was used In 1876 This economy Is iluo to the rigid sj item of Inspcc tlon established by the water registrar Washing ton has a larger Supply of water to cacti Inhabitant thanany other city In the world, (IM gnllonsto each ) as ts shown ny a comparative table of Ku ronoau andoihar eltlm. and i,t there la a vrrv largo percentage wasiod (uthe wnrksh ips of the General tluvernmcnl, public lounlalns Ac. HOW TO RVFPLY THE llKtlt ROUNDS. negardlnglhedimtnUhlng iiijply of water in tho hlsh irnnnulsofthfl cltv. the followlmr Is earn ehlly recommended I y (ol I ubey I'mbablv the the m iKt rwrfict ami MYriltahtnatNlrni wmil I Im tn dlvldo thecit) Into a high and tow service All mut punoi uio my ounnu oy itoiincinry ureti inn L street northwest, and Twenty sixth rtn-et and Hrttreet north mL and all east of the (anltil bo supplied from a reservoir built en the heights of m C'llj, H( hii cicvanoii noi icn iiibii ii J icvi nuuiu tide, somewhere between Hmrtecnth and Seventh streets northwest, with a capat ity for W) ono nun gal Ions of water, tho same to Im fed b) pumping en fines, supt lb d by t thirty Inch main, to nut from ho distributing reservoir through iteirgetown , aioug ifounoaty street, to a point ne tow ine sue oi the reservoir From tho reservoir a number large mains 1 1 radiate through tho northwestern part of Ihoclt) and arounllho high grounds cast of tho laniioi inis isioue menign ervice. '.Tho low service to be all that port! m of the city bounded by L street northwest, the river, Twenty sixth street, and First street northwest, to ho fed bv the pretnl twelve, thln nndthlrt) six Inch mains, Umether with a new Iwclve-imli main, nmnlnir from Hock Creek, along MrglnU avenue, to D ttrcct south, thence atonic D street to tho Intersec tion of pFiinsylvantaarciiueand 1 Ighthstrw least lhere with at least sx twelve Inch mains laid at equal distances, between Hock treek and Seventh street cunt, and running north ami umith, would divide the supply, equalize tho distribution, and giv c suflle lent i rcMiii on tho mains fur sit ample supply on the ver) highest elevations of the city" Tho approximate cost of the above Is about ll.OUOOUl) THE MOOT PROLIFIC BOUKCK OF WABTE Is f tunit to bo 1 Tho extravaeant use and waste of water In the departments of the General (Jovcrn men i, i. rxiravogani iw mm waio oy ruirem 3. Tho watte by use of diftertntpattcriisofclohcis so connected an to allow a continuous flow 4 Leaks lit mains and services ft Leaks in fixtures In rcsidcnci-s .caused either by accident or defec tive plumbing. ?!IFCELLANrOH. The high Fcrvlco pump In Georgetown lias been ntn night and day, lifting TKIflUNW gallons. To tal amount iceeived during the j ear front water rents In Georgetown amounted to $" WHO, ili houses were nit nil fornon pav ment and C9 turned on again, leaving 73 still off lhe well pumpn of thollstrUt were turned over to thewater depart mrpt In September, tola! number 4 hi The ma jority are In good repair, but many are bio shallow, whllo others are too near sewers not to be contami nated with thosewerave Imiing thejear the to tal receipts from all sources wete l')(i17i.Jb, total expenditures, t2 3-W (8, The I'urklnf Commissioners. The Knglueer of the District lias received the annual report of the Parking Commissioner, and from it the following lynopslt has been taken Since the 1st of November, lf"b,Pu) trees havo been planted on various, streets and avenues, 2H7 trees have been required to fill the places of those drstrov ed by storms, Ac , 7 MO In les hav o been pre jaredfor iiauting, and 173 eld ai d deravtd trees have been removed During the month of June 3.1.JN tree boxeB received a coat of whitewash The damages incurred ny HUNAWAY AND UXATTESDED HOUSES on trees and tree boxes forms In the aggregate a very considerable Item of expense. Could en tiro Immunity from this source of Injury be secured, It would effect a saving annually of several thousand dollars. At least one half of the trees could be re lieved or me boxes ir nones were iiuienci in ine abaencoof attendants, and thet-o boxes would be available fur newly Planted trees, thus saving the cost of new ones Tne appcarauce of the trees and ornamentation of the streets would also be vastly enhanced A number oi trees in various parts or the city hav ing become covered with a scale Insect, a dressing oflime and sulphur was applied to the bark, so as to form a thick coating over the affected parts. This attempt somewhat tedious In its application, proved a very effectual remodr for the removal of this particular Insect. Caterpillera havo been un usually numerous and Injurious on the trees the past summer, and became a nuisance not easy to abate A force of from four to six men were kept con stantly employed for several weeks In cutting and removing tne branches attacked. The youngest trees received special attention, as they were the moet susceptible of Injury to the foliage during their season of growth, fur It was found Impractica ble with the lorce at command to promptly remove the vast number of CATEHrtLLAB COLONIES that suddenly made their appearance In the trees in an raru oi ine cny, ai ine present ume mere aro If) holes prepared for trees, lhere are now oveMOOwtrecsof recent planting lu this cliy. Fitch one of thee trees requires alien tlon.reaultlng In aj early outlay of twelve cents per tree As they advanco lu growth they require 1cm atten tion although at no period of their existence cau they bo left entirely un eared for w lthout detcriura tlon Vddltlonal treca can be planted at the rate of SJ&Oper tree Ihis Involves the handling and hauling of five cart loads ofsoll to and from each tree cot of box not included It Is estimated thnt thero are sufficient trees on hand to meet all the wants of tho coming year. The Sinking: 1 und Commission. Mr. Louis J, Davis president of the Sinking Fund Commission, has prepared and submitted their annual statement, which shows tho fuuded debt, as stated In the last report, to havo been W 40Ti.67ft.21 This has since been reduced by re demption of the following bonds and stocks , Mar ket st )ck, 7 per cent, currency bonds SI WO, water do, IIMajO, county school do, f 1,900' leu car bonds C per cent (rtoweu) currenc), 117V), live ear (rrmrvl 7 8 10 currency. K00. corporation of Washington canal bPm k ftW: corrallon of litorgcuiwn general tiMi-, loiai riiwio, leav ing outstanding at this time, SS,z;j,bH 00, THE 3b5 BONDS cuara iteed br the United States remain, as stated lu the loot report, 113 743 iO, of which there has been registered tt.ZJS sjl, leaving coupon bonds outhtandlug to tho amount of $Mti,JjO Tho In Wrest on the e bonds has been iald by the Treas urer of the Uultel Mates, as required by law Of the special Improvement 8 r ctnL Donds, se cured by asrmentou private property, there wus outstanding at lhe date of the last report, EfJS,7(X), ulnco reeeiv ed lu pa) ment of social Uxu, tiavt Got), leav Ing Hill ouutuudlng SNsl,loD Upon the bonds thusreielved ana canceled Interest was allowed to the date of cancelation. Ho Interest, however, has twen paid on any portion of those outstanding since July, l7t. except so uras Interest coupons nave oceu recoivcu in iwyiaeni oi ajxrvnu mmm meiits at their face value Of the water fund ccitificates hnued under act of Asseinbl) of June 11 1S7U. amounting to 1160,3- there has been redeemed llio,3") leaving ouutand- 'rom un annexed compsratlve exhibit of the condition of THE FINDED PERT December 1. 1B71, and November 1, 1877, It Is shown that there has been an aggregate reduction Here on of "o3 7M 2 Another exhibit gives the dates or maturity of the several classes of boi ds making up the entire funded debt Another exhlbltshows Ilieamoiiut of securities canceled and sent to the Iwasury to be destrojed by burning Another show sen estimate of the amount required to pay Interest on tho funded deU for the llcal ) ear end ing Jure Jf 17 J. shotting a reduction in the umnont iiecduil or t 7D-J Ui as compared with the current year, this Is caused by the redemption of uonai on which iiiiviv ert. Another shows an estimate of amounts required for redemption of bonds fnlllng due prior to July 1 ltru, amounting to us 1 7 j0 With the exception of those mentioned, none others mature before lbOl cxiept UHxiu which will fall due In lfttt andfJOOtUlubeiiiuber til It Is recommended that an appropriation oflicctouo be male to apply during the ensuing car in purchasing such bonds nu mo Iim ltiokt uiltiinliiuuouslv secured Ilia prtl lout, Mr. Davis a,a1u renews recom mendatlous herttofire made that lhe duties of the commissi m i o iransierrvu ny appropriate ugibia lion totlio iteasury iwpanuieni Minor DUtrlot Notes. Col F. F M Fachtz Intcndant of the Washing ton Aaylum uctuiiiiends the pardon of Charles tlharns from the workhouse Inspector Morgan callsatteutlontothebad con dltlon of Seventh stiett utthe intersections of b and F streeu, and recommends that repairs be made The chairman of lhe Committee on nuildincn of the Hoar 1 of School Inn-tees recommends the rental of a bull ling on twenty fourth street, near K, fur school puriwbes A street lamp Is asked for at the corner of Tenth and E streets southeast One building permit was Issued visterday James Ford three story brick, Twenty first street, between Eand F stuets northwest, tl,CUo. FuiLAPKLriiu 1'a , Nov 18 Levi Koons aud George Kline were held for trial by United (Uateg Comialssiontr tiinith to day for making and passlnl counterfeits of sllvtr eoin. THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. notxai or this nxrcvrirt: as LEaXHT.Aiiri: nit inches. Information (lathered nt Hie Capllol, In the Department, nnd About Town by tho He porters of the National Republican. The DeilcU-ncy Illll The miiccltineoui deficiency hill, reported bj the Hoiifo pproprlatlon Commllteo )C"ierdsy, contains, amonit other Items, the following For Judgments by the Court t i lalmi MTI 0f no Library ofCongres jiunsMs) rucl, light aud water for public build lugs Temporary clerks, Treasury Depart ment Agents for Alaska seal tMicrtc Freight on bullion 1 hlladelphla ml it.. Contingent expenses Ireaoiry Dei art ment Contingent expenses 1 xtcutlve office . LxiKUFcaof commission ai pointed by the present Fxeeutlvo to go to Imis lana Investigation of mint and custom house, San Iranclsco Defraying cTpcn"Ci of delegates ii I sent to represent the lulled Ftates at the International Postal Congress in Paris, next )rar Contingent rund House of Representa tive &) on no aonom 7 700 (si H) 000 00 MOOO 00 3,100 00 4115 17 2,601)00 4000 00 11,000 00 13 000 00 Col Union ai dpajmentof Imuntlesand clilms of colored soldiers ami tailors 1hli aiproprlatlon is to flnhh all work of lit a kind, and If not finished at the r-hu of the present fiscal) car the bureau Is to be closed and the tiiers turnetl over to the Pension llurcau) :;C30 00 For dcfickticles In the pav ment of post masters' salaries for tho fiscal yean ending respectively, Juno to, 1877, and June W, 1978 reapproprlatcM out of any tincxpciideil balances of the Pott Uffire Depurtmcnt fai.fl 27 Tho total amount appropriated by Oils bill la t878.01J.15, and reapproprUtcd, 11 Ml J7. The Claim or A. II Mollett. A petition woa presented In the House yea tcrdaj by (len Panning, from Mr. A 1) Mullctt, In which he sets forth that for several years prior to January 1, 187 ho was the Supervising Archi tect of the Treasury Department; that during that time he sen ed on a commission to select a situ for the new Mate, War, and Navy Department bull 1 lug hnt fcrvprnl ..Una aiil.milb .1 ft-r t!,. htill.lln ' proved un-atlsfuctorv. that ho presented a dc '--" ", -" ' , : sign, which was at i roved, and that he prepaid thu plans for tho tame, that he r)mo prepaid! the plan for thebacementof tho l"otOlllo build i g and the new Jail and suwrlu tended their execu tion All tills, lie claims, u as outside or the Hue of his duty as supervising An hi tea of the Trcaaury, and mm nunc wo iaw ltromimi mi oeiug am an) IhlngUjond blsralaryasauofilierofthoilovern-1 ment, the equltv of tho rae entitled hlmtoaddt tiouat ci mi'eniiatlon With beeomius m(dLiv he declines to pit an) price upon his services but aKk that the wholosutjccl bo rcferre I tnthoOmrt of Claims aud that tribunal l authorized to adju dlcatethe case The petition was referred to the tommltteo on Claims Mr. Cox's Paris Imposition Illll. Tlio subntltute offered by Mr. Cox, (N. Y) ,,, ,.. ,., ,., . ,, for the Joint resolution relative to Government participation in the Tarls Exposition, reported from the IIouso Committee on Foreign Aflalra ves-1 .crO.r. provide. for. .pproprl.Uon of W, .., be expended under the direction of the Becrttary of State, to pay such expenses and salaries as in his discretion will carry out the provisions of the reso lution, and the Secretary of Btato Is also author ized to appoint such experts artisans and agents, as In his Judgment shall carry out the objects ex pressed In said resolution: provided lhat no other or further sum be paid thau that hereby appro priated. The Commissioner of Agriculture Is directed to collect and prepare suitable specimens of agrlcul tural productions of the several States for exhlbl tlon at the Paris i position, and that he take such measures and cmplo) such offices In his depart ment as he may think proper, and that for tills purpose there be placed under his control the fur ther f urn of foO.OUO. The Iteaumptlon Uepeal 11111. Sir. Ewing will make a strong effort to prena his resumption repeal bill to a conclusion before the House adjourns to-day. Mr, Singleton may an tagonize with tl.e deficiency bill, which was report ed yesterday from the Committee on Approprlatlona, and under Mr.Randall'a ruling yesterday Mr.wann may. If he desires, Interpose the Paris r-xposlih n bill, but the riBumptlonlsts assert that they will press their bill If thciicsslou should run all night and Into Sunday, Mr hwlng and his friends canvaswd tt e House enterday, and they have cimototho conclusion that Ihcj will have an uphill business in puna wo uiu unit me anienumcin uuvruu oy Mr tort of Illinois, t-hall lc adopted This amend mtnt retains the fri.e hutiklii? elaiiHO W Ith It thev claim at lean twelve majority lthout It ihey do not count upon more than fivo or six If the yeas are demanded on each amyidment as they are likely to be, there is an all ii.ht session lu pros Austrian Appreciation of the African Dls eoverles of II, M Manler. Mr. Kasson, tho UnH.d Suites Minister at ienna writes to the Department of Mate tliat tho extraordinary achievements of Henry M Stanley In tho exploration of Central Africa hava excited great Interest In Austrian sclcn title circles At a mceilug of the (Icograi hlcal Hoclety, held In Menna,on the 2Jd ot October, tlio special order of the cv enlng w a an i lebjruto and v aluable expos I tion of frtauley s discoveries bv Itamn von Hoft" inan the distinguished Minister of finance ot tho Auitro llungarlaii Km pi re lhe eminent shaker attached great Imjortanco to btanlev s discoveries. In their relations both to science and commerce aud paid a high tribute to the Indomitable energy, courage, and peml-tuico of tho American explorer Hie audience tutl fied their gratification bv. lively applause. A Maldeu Speech. Gen. Anson O. McCook, of New York, deliv ered his maiden speech In the House jct-tcrdav. In opposition to the rcpeol of tho resumption act. Cicu McCook Is a pleasing and effective speaker, and Is the only Republican representative from the great city of !ew ork Ho argued that the assent of Congress to this repeal w oiild be an act of bad faith, a violation of the national honor, which would result In lhe destruction of Government credit and leavo tho whole country in a worse con dition, bnanclally, than it has been since tho war Tho Army Appropriation Illll, The IIouso Committee on Appropriations consid ered ) csterdaj the Senate amendments to the army appropriation bill, and agreed to recommend to the House, non concurrence In all amendments In creasing the strength of the army and removing restrictions as to its ue They further agree to recommend that the House non concur In the amendment making an appropriation for rifling smooth bores The bill will go b the conference committee. Salary of Letter-Carrleri. Tho House Commlttco on Poat-OSlccs and rust Roads, at their meeting yesterday, agreed upon a bill regulating salaries of letter carriers The bill froldes for two chiiaea of carriers one of which Is a receive 8&0 and tho other IKuo pe r annum The classification Is to be fixed by the I'oiimokter Gen eral, but ll Is provided that the first clai-slstobe made up b promotions from the second class only Cabinet Meeting esterday. Tho Cabinet seaalon yestcnlay was mainly devoted to dlcusslon of matters under tho sujer v Islon of the heads of Departments, from which the President will deduct topics for consideration lu liu mebsage to the regular session oi Longreas. (something Worthy ,of Note, Among tUoso who have done to much to beautify the city with fine residences no one is ruoie worthy of commendation than tho well known tobacco merchant, Mr W 8 Roose tour elegant residence are now being completed by this gentleman on the corner of rlftccuth and 8 streets northwett, which will compare favorably with the bent lu Uie city They are three story bricks, with basements containing ten rooms eaih Each house is finished with a neatness and solidity which are very attractive With elegant latrobes, substantial ranges spacious parlors, fine maiiiuisamiMviihuuianueuars, ana an meaprii auccs and couvenicneea of comfortable homes the) reflect great credit upon tne architect Mr John C Haikness, and the builder, Mr R I Hemliie Uue attractive feature about these rest deuces Is tho spacious Bide lot to each dwelling which give ample room for flower beds, croquet grounds, and other auraeiloiu which make home pleasaut. A llIVfATOV Ti'T.r.VHOW. An Instrument Invented by it Drj -Goods Cleik. A number of Ktient assembled ltit evening at tho residence of Mr Uotthelf KM RtxtlaJpVeet, to witness tho operations of Mr Iterllnera newly In vented tele phone The Inv cut ir certainly deserves credit Helng a clerk In tho dry goods establish ment of 11 J Ilehrend Revaulh strret he of court e has vrrv little time for studv vt he has studied out an I courtructed a telephone during his spare momcnii entirely uinercui m every respect irom all others At the exhibition last evenlug tho tranimlltlng Instrument was lartd In a room 10) jnrds distant from theono in vvhlrh Iho receiver as plaicd a'ld ihecomnanv was asM.inbled lhe conductor coiislsti of a vibrating mtal plato two Inches In uiaMicicr, aim n m row, ine iraiiMnuier uimi ir etlvur are Identically tho same, the vibration pro duced ujoii one i late being reproduced upon the other 1 ho second experiment was upon tlio elec tric spark telephone lu thli every tone was ac companied b an artificial Huh of tight, and tho sound can bo heard lit a room fid) feet square, al- inougu ine vioraiory piaic is oiny Inch ami a iiuartcr In diameter. ' illameter. t slug ( tho conducting telephone again, tones w re clearly rendcrc 1 even by tawing Iho rurrent mroiigii viie imhuih in inreo uiiirrviu ircmieiiHii, without materially dei reusing tho soid Ily holding the receiver tn the car the modulation of tho voice coul 1 bohoard dblinctly Iho lustru ment dticrllied above are of the i arlor !, and can be developed to greater perfection Althoush artfctilatlnn Isnot tlerfcrted there Is no doubt but what It will Miuii lc aeeomillahed Singing talking and whMling ran be distinguished readily and with ease The public ran get at an idea of how simple the Invention Is when one cau be man ufactured for twenty live tents Music by Trie pi in ne. That magnificent edifice, the Conprep at tonal Church, wosflltel to reliction last evening bv an Intelligent and Interested audience, w ho had been attracted thither to witness an exhibition of the wonders of hdUon's elcctro-motograph telephone Upon entering the chutch the visitor wu attracted by the telegraph wires running In from the street to the platform in front of the organ Here they were attached to a peculiar musical sounding board colled a molograj h THIS 18 THE INSTRUMENT that receives the sounds of vocal or Instrumental music given at a riMaut point, aud w hlch delights and a'tniindsaiiaudleme At " oebKkl'rof llcnryannonnerd what tho pr would be and then alluded to tho Mr! Us marie In the dbcoverles of the ires of electricity Ho sal 1 that In his on,. as bv t-lcitrlcltv that tht tun a htrnt was I) ron o uniuH'iMPUTftiiu inicinie i mis earin .' 10 .".Pf1"' . ."le ?" oi l no tnnimilliaw III to ueexnimun ami inir Minrcu.Mr liwaru ii jonn son an expert eiecirician who wouni supenntena and explain the woiLlnirrf the InetruiiiLiit TtiH Mr John ion did to trfettlon. and to the entire a UhfaUlm of all present lleso thoroughlv i and coucKilv evnlalmd tho wholo aMair tht ft was notatall diDlcult to understand what wast be expected THE Ml'ICCAMfl Irom tho largo room of tho Weklern Vnlon Ttlo graph, at the comer of ( hestnut and Teiuli stretls, t iiuiuieiiuiiH iiin n i in) lur h mch kiiow ii soprano of Camden N J, sang ' When thebnal town iiomcwara ny our reaiti is mut know that there were such men In lhat audience last night as S errtary Thompson, Justice t-artter Gen Ilutler Prof Henry, and a numlwr ori-enatont Representatives, doctors, law I era, musicians, and others of more or less general nnwlcdtre While Ulaa Tavloruaa alntrfntranln iuiihi uv iicuru ii unii'iicu iiiimiiiw u'Jor, it lieu nil im.immi.tit m.oi thu.nnAtoiiVi.r(ih Him.ii. could be heard If dropid uion tho floor. x hen the tuncotHy drawn, and then an encore g'vcu that wasciithuslastie and loud enough to be heard lu IYbli,!l'rf"rhTnto',Kr,,!:,tnVi'Ui;5 M,m T.,l, xtfllowtHl,by.Mr.WIIIIam A IlrUcoe.of Phil adelphia a tenor solo, 'Then ou 11 Remember Me,'' and there Is no mistake about It ; It is not likely that any one WILL TVFR FOROET HIM. at least so far as Ms singing lost night was con- ccmea. itoi m norincou,oi rnuaocipnia, men rare a cornet aolu. "In Uia Hweet Ilra-and Hv ." "hen followed soprano oad tenor solos, and cornet soios inciuaing 'itoiatne rort," Marvlaiifl " "Jfthn Hrnurti (ainl ' "Man land. Mv Maryland " "John Drown a&nnl. "Marrhlnr tin." Coming Through the Rye," and any cumber of It was vrand and ImnrMatr. and far beyond any description of the pen. Hearing mum uf uencTioK in mia mailer oi m teicpnone Hut when Mr Johnson announced that Prof Ilrla roe would sing and enunciate the words of 'Old L'ncle Ned "and lhat those present would be en abled to distinguish the word a well as the music, the audience shook their heads In doubt, and manv seemed prepared to get up and go out. Curiosity, nowever uiuuccu an to remain, ami in a lew momenta tue graua oui minstrel mcioay or "OLD tNCLE NED, n nu utvit luiiK, luiit, uKO, auiiH ill 1 IHiiiUKI- Chlo,andas dblluclly heard at Congregational hurch as If It were I elng sung across the street This settled all doubt, if Indeed there existed any In themiudi tf those present tlod seems to be giving to the children of the i resent generation a much further liiflght into the secrets of the mvsteries of Hh hand than for any time post and If the lunlaht is to on arena In the next one hundred v care, tho present generation may well regrettJiat they cannot llv o to tee iho great aud grand results The man, who, two hundred years since, would have dared to speak of such a 0 ing as a telephone would have been burned atthe stake in Great Hritaln, cither as a fool or a knave Fo that the telephone may be better understood bj those who w ere no unioruuiaio us 1101 10 ua prcneni last nigm, we giv o the following description of Tim api-uteris: The singer throws his voice Into a tube having unon itn end a vibrating dlanliracm. w hlrli. 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'i '."-;;-, ii-iiujJiuiK iu viiiiui. iiiiiciih m. ciei viorniion, converts tho sound wavls Into electric waves, these traverse the wire ti the dihtant station, and aro there r'tonvericd Into round waves by tho vibration or the bounding board This vibration Is ilteclcd bv tho action of tho elce trie waves unon a strip of chciuleally prcj ored pajicr This action Is the novelty of the invention a strip of paper Is iuucu uverw revoiiinu unuu ami uruwii uuuer ncuth a rlgl 1 arm, ma In fast to and projecting out ward from tho sounding board, tho lrlctlou Im- ihimm oj mo I rcsuretii uie arm upon the paper, m)Ws the souiullinr tioard outward until an efeeirla wavcreaehes the pupcr at tho j-jint of friction, wncn a lubrication Is eficcttd upon the paper by the current and the sounding board drops back to lit normal ) sltlon A vibration of Hits board Is thus elkcted hy the electric waves lu exact unison with the vocal vibrations which originally set them free and the tamo tone Is rcoruduccd ice President Wheeler, K ere tary T!"ompson, Gen Duller and utiew ceuirratulated Mr Johnson on the grand sueecs of his IcUphonlo exhibition IkAiCVCIllUg The Yellow Fever Dlsuiipeaiing, Jackbonvillf, Fla , Nov. 10 Tho highest medical authority In tho cltv announces tl at there are not overall catsor vclnw fever In Jackson ville, aud that the city Is to-night In a Utter condi tion as regards sickness than for several days past. Tho cases on hand are of a 1 ght I) pe and coufiiied to a western suburb Thero are no fears of an epi demic unless there should beau unusually long period of warm weather The weather to-night Is cooler than this inoming.and a liirht ftt would obliterate all traces of fever There is not a cae of fever at fernauciiua The HiiYlni's-llrtiik Fraud f-nlilenilc. Sin Fjunc-Imco. Soy. It! Tho Collateral Loan and Savings Bank wait laced lu the hands of a recch er to clay It was a small ariUr, having about one hundred depositors The deposits, amounting to s meSJtux), havo been absmbed by Managtr John Tjhr, who seems to hare been vir tual!) the bonk Ho lias also swindled a number of brokers lu amouuU aggregating tVbOU un nock irauiacuoiiB im wus nrroieci aim locaca up, I n teres tin if to I'tvrents, For the larytst ami best stock of boys' cloth ing go to the Hoys' clothing Houkoof B Robinnon JLCo.yoy I,ciinslvunla avenue Overcoats, suits and kilt skirts of every cut and stjlo for the fall and whiter, suitable for all ages from two to twent) one years This Is the only horns which makes Iho above branch of business a specially, and by this means they are enabled to otter hid iceincnu that no other house can I'm cuts thouid call ami examine their stock before making purchases elsewhere, as tney cau certainly to suited and suit their children at this etibiuhiueut. A I'ubllo Nuisance. To tht Editor (tf the Rational faiwhltcan. The Government bulldluj ou Fotiv-and a halfslreet, front of .MUsourl avenue is u nones tlonably a nuisance and an cjesore to jeopleof that locality It Is occupied b) a very large rsmiiy of colored people, one of whom pretends to be on guard duty, and yet has nothing to guard With a long clothes Hue stretched lu front of the private dwelllnrs. covered with uuthrhtlr duds, two or throe half fed dugs and privy In full view It is no wonder that the tond )eopi are complaining W i aro Bulhtflud that if Oeu Casey knew the condition of thlmrs around this butldluu. he would hav ths parties removed promptly. A fcl'Fk lilER, THE SITUATION IN FRANCE. TUB ritLSllUCST IMVOSi:!) TO COX crssioys. reported Resignation of the Ministry Con siiltutlons on ths New dblnt The Mod erato 1 lenient to be Appealed to. Ity Asxlated Press. I PARie, Not lfl The JfoNifrNr-(Mml-offla1 announces lhat at this morning's CaMnel Council the ministers tendered their resignations The Duke De Hrorllo aud M lortou explained that they were lhe mart devoted friends of the Marshal, but considered a change of ministry necessary, as the chambers might lefute to voto the budget while the present Cabinet retained office I resi dent MacMahon accepted thtlr rInlIou, but asked tho ministers to hold their portfolios until their successors were appointed and give him ths IA.iAfW fif tVi.U af rlA a,wl finrjrAtltt1 til nAanlllf. 1IK rir tno forrnAl0u of a Cabinet. The ralntitr inn iioe unircii tiieir opinion iiib h nuuii ia ilirficultforthcinto aslit lu tliat task, and sug gested the cooperation of Influential members of the Comtitutional party In both chi rubers Since the council. President Mae Malum has held consu Itations with various leading politicians, Senators and Deputies, upon whose devctlouha thinks ho can rely A CONFFRENCE TO BE 1IFLI. Iiom N v 10 neuter's Telegram Company has received the following dispatch from I'arli; It Is sal 1 tliat the delegates from the various gro ips of tho Illght lit the Senate will hoi 1 a conference tomorrow, upm which all decisions respecting tho formation of a new Cabinet will depend. Thlrt) Senators lelonglng to TIIKCONHTITIITIOVAL PARTY and to tho Right Centre waited upon the Marshal Thursday evening and assured hlw of their devo tion, but declared they could not support the Cabinet In a iollcy of resistance Atft preliminary meeting of the "custom this morning Mr. llocher, leader of the Con stitutional group, whoe rotes can turn the scale in ihvHenate, said that the salvation of" the country was at stake, aud that the tablnet ought to adv be the President to ci me to an under standing with the tnndereto members of the left. M IkK her declared lhat ho and his twenty-seven colli aguea would nnt agree to another dissolution of the Chamber of Deputies, rKUilUKNT MACUAUON OPPOSED TO VIO LLNCE. The Times' Paris correspondent telegraphs the following 'Although the annoumemmt of the resignation of lh Ministers Is not btbtial. It, If i;uuiirinc'u, iruiiiti cenmmy ijq ue-eiuci the tint satlrfacllou of public opinion rreslduut MacMahon seems altogether oppied to violence. 1 am astured, on credible authority, that thlv morning he. lu conversation with an old rrictirf st'outtd the Idea of a mup rnt as owerleH It L. -i(l -verted that l.m TlerUiaud deeland in I ha loblj or Iho Iloutc. llmUmu an Ilea never bjul, and would never, enter lhe Marshal ahead. Iloimis tn Ofiit ral flrant. iDy Abo laiel Tiess I Paiih, Nov. 1(1 Geu. Uraut continues to reeclvo many v. Lilts from Illustrious personages1. Iho Marquis do Tallyrand IVrlgord glvra a ban quet In his honor on rsovember 1 ami the ('cncral will dine with the Comtede 1 aria on the SA Pa it is. Nov 17. Hen Oront vblted tho tomb of M Thiers on Thursdaj, and t laced upon It a wreath of immortelles Tin: ha s ti ny ii a n. Assault on Kara I'naliioned. (By Associated Press.) London, Nov. 17. A special to the Dally nrs dated Vlron Katch, Thursday, says: "An ashault on Kara was fixed forth 13th instant, and the troops wero ready for action at night tall, but owing to the badness of the weather the assault has been Indefinite! yposlpwned." Lohpok Nov. 17 Tne indardi SL Petersburg dispatch states that the Minister of W ar has ordered the preparation of stores necessary for the mobili sation of the remainder of the army. A Deaperaulu Secured I Br Associated Trees. 1 St. Loii, Nor. 10. This morning two men entered the pawn shop of Edward Wright to redeem a valise One of the men was recognized as rank Rande who killed twomen and wounded another at St, Elmo, 111 , In August last A police man was at once tent for. and Officers White and Heffcrman responded to the call While entered the shop first and telzed Rande, who Immediately drew a revolver and shot him In the thigh, sever ing the femoral artery. Heffcrman struck at Rande with his club and itfred bis rUtol arm, when a struggle ensued, during which Rande a pis tol was discharged, wounding lilnwolf Iu the leg, Mr Wright lu the meantime armed himself ana commanded Rande s compantou, named Morrison, to stand still or be would blow his brains out Mt-r-rloii obliged Wrights eterk thn shot Rande from behind the counter, hitting blm lnthebodr. which toecther with several blows on t&e head, applied by Heflerman with his pistol, felted the murderer to tho floor He was then secured Officer White was found lobe bleeding copiously, aud was taken home Rande was also found to be , dangerous! wounded ltolb, are In a critical con dition, Rande hud on him two large revolvers, a Knile, a billet ana a pair ot brass tnucmes The La to Gales on the Atlantic. By Asaoclattd l'rww rniLADFLPHM, Nov. lb The log of the steamship reunttjlvanla, which arrived at her wharf, from I lverpool, this morning reports ter rific gales from the U to the loth Instant On the Eth the loot several bouts davits Ac, by heavy seas Un Iho night oftheiuili off the Newfound land ranks latitude -lu longitude 47, they saw a light hob-ted as a signal of dint res On approach hi; tho wreck It proved to be a bark or Lri of about three or four hundred tons nnderjury masts. The steamer lay to by tho wrvck lor sixteen hours, Irving tosavelhe crew, but, although tho boat rent from the steamer mado ev err cflurt, they were unable, owing to the storm and heavy sea to f;el alongside, and were reluctantly compelled to cave her. After they had parsed and when to windward Uie Pennsylvania launched a llfo raft, hoping it m1t,ht drift vn to the v c&Ml On tne 11th th IVnnnTlianla cnnlt ami lnarilil Ihit ItrttUh steamer LindUfame, Montreal for Cork and direct ed her ca tain in the course or the distressed ves sel Captain Harris thinks that, although iho un known essel was dismasted her hull was sound and she could weather the storm The Llndisfarne reporte 1 having shlf id hear) seas, and her cab ins had been full of atcr. MLlhodUt Sllsslona. Uy Associated Pre. J New York, Nov. 10. The Methodist Gen eral Missionary Committee continued thtlr work to-day Arizona Mitotan was taken up aud tfOoO appropriated therefor. For New Mexico (7M wereai proprlated for work and llifm for debt now existing In that mUslon. Ilishop Peck and Vt Dunn were appointed a committee to investigate any mluious where missionaries aro reported to bo engaged in any work other thau mUsiouary work. Wfirti was appropriated for Austin tor Texas 14'rfK) was appropriated and Westlexss was riven tl Vs) Mshop Harris said that It had alread) been tin Ided that the total ai prupriattous not les vhn f 1 MU should be for the 11 Uldatlon of the debt of vuu ucit;iy. Another Nnvings Hank Gone. I Ily Associated Prvsa Readino, Ta , Nov. 16 The Heading Sav ings Rank, iho leading banking Institution of the county, suspended thia afternoon The deposits are nearly 11 ono 000 The liabilities are not stated, although the oftuers have annouiieed that the at- sets will be sutlicleut to pay all culms tini iro ateiy ui-ou ine aunouncemeni mat the Reading Pav lug Hank had suspended the banking hoiikc of ltukhonc A Brother havlnir denoaltM nf he. twotti thrttt and four hundred thniisanrt rinliam. rl scd the ir doors and also the Dlino fcavlng4 Dank, iJO) ti ot se-iiota rooriUrv The rUhlng Coininlsilou. Ily Associated Prtw llALir.vi, Nov. 10 The flliery com nils sion reaitembled enterday, when the closing ar guments in behalf of Great Britain commenced, lion. Whlteway.of Newfoundland, occupied jci tcrdsy In addressing the commissioners To day D. Outre, of Montieal spoke, and will flnUh Mou day a U rhomison of Sew Brunswick, will probably occupy Tuetday and Wednesday when the matter will be left In the hands of lhe commis sioners for decision Tarenell ltMiiquet to Minister Welh, (By Associated Pirts I ruiLDFLPiiIA, Not 10 Mr John Welsh, the newly appointed Minister to Great Britain, who sails on Ihurwl lhe .fth Imt.wlH be tendered a farewell banquet by one hundred of the leading hankers merchants, and other bukliuu men of this city lhe testimonial will pn hably be one of the finest adalrs ever seen in this cty.