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YOL. XXVI. NO. 40. WASHINGTON, D. 0., WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 13, 1880. rp THREE CENTS. P OrENIXO OPTIIEnillTISH FAIlLtAJlKN'T YESTERDAY. Tlio German Occupation of Ilia Stimoun Islands lllsmnrck nml the l'opo Now Trench Cabinet No I'caco 111 tlio llnl Iinns, London, Jan. 12. I'nrllamcnt opened to day. Largo crowds had congregated In tlio vicinity of tlio parliament houso long be fore tlio hour for tlio beginning of tlio ses sion, and whon Mr. Ilrndtnugk and Mr. Gladttono arrived thoy wcro loudly cheered. Tlio vaults of thohousesof parliament woro thoroughly searched this morning, but no Indications of n Quy I'awkcs plot wcro dis covered. , Itlght Hon. Arthur Wcllosly reel, who Is a liberal, was ro-clcctcd speaker of tho houio of commons without opposition. Lomiox, Dec. 13. Tho Daily A'e ira says: ''Tho queen's speech opening parliament will lefcr la a guarded manner to tho Irish local government. Mr. Qladstono will not inovo nil amendment to tho address In ro ply to tho speech." Jlr. Uladstonomado a speech eulogising Speaker I'ccl. Mr. Qladstonc, whoso volco was nusKy unci icouio, uau a naggaru ap pearanco and seemed to bo ageing rapidly. Mr. Bradlaugu w 111 tako tbo oath to-morrow. Mr. Chamberlain, Earl Hpcnccr, and Karl Granville conferred with Mr. Gladstono to day. Lodov, Jan. 13. A consorvatlvo "whin" bas'beon Issued summoning tho members of parliament belonging to that party to bo present In tho homo to-day In order to voto on tho question of permitting Mr. Bradlaugk to tako bis scat. niSUAIlCIC AND THE I'OrE, Rome, Jan. 13. Cardinal Jacobin! has received a long telegraphic dispatch flora, I'rluce Bismarck, who requests tho cardinal to convey his thanks to tho popo for the, letter sent him recently by Ills holi ness. Tho letter referred to expressed tho popo's appreciation of tho honor conferred upon Jilm In selecting him as mediator In tho Carolines controversy, and tho belief that such selection was mado through tho lnllucnco of l'rlnca lllsmaick, Tho llaitcmia says that tho amiability shown by tho popo In his rccont rotations with l'rlnco Bismarck has caused snrprlso cud mortification In Vatican circles. THE aniSIAN OCCUPATION OP TUB HAMOAN ISLANDS. San Francisco, Jan. 13. It Is thought licro that the report of tho German occupa tion of tho Samoan Islands arises from tho occupation of tho Gilbert aud Marshall Islands, near Bamoa, which was announced somo tlmo ego. London, Jan. 18. Tho BlamlanV cor respondent at llcrlln "says: Admiral Ktiorr, commanding tho German men-of-war Bis marck, Gnclscnan, and Olgn.hns been or dered to Samoa to sottlo differences between tho German government and King unnoioa. mien nmicaoio relations uavo been arranged tho Germau flag that was hoisted over Samoa will bo hauled down. Germany has no Intention to vlolato tho neutrality agreement with Englaud and .America. - SPANISH nnnEi.8 aiuicsted. Madiiid, Jan. 12. Tho military authori ties havo succeeded In arresting eighteen of tho rebels who wcro concerned In tbo seiz ure of Fort St. Julian, In Cartliagcua, yes terday. Tho prisoners wcro found hidden In different parts of tho city. Among thoso captured Is tho leader of the rebels. Ho Is Bald to havo llrcd tho shot that wounded Gen. Fnjardo, tho military gov ernor. I the netv rnr.Ncn cabinet. FAnis, Jan. 12. M. Flouquct has been re elected president of tho chamber of depu ties by a voto of SKI to 05. 1 ho members of the right abstained from voting. M. Paul Bert has accepted tho post of minister resi dent of Franco at Huo, tho capital of An num. rilENCII exhibition, 18S9. I'aiiix, Jan. 13. M. do Frcjclnct will Instruct thu French ministers abroad to as certain whether tho governments to which they aro accredited will support tho ex hibition which It Is proposed tu hold In Franco In 1880. Mil. CnAMIlElltlN DELUDED. London, Jan. 13. Tho Vail Stall Oaxrlle nams Mr. Chamherlln that he Is deluded If ho thinks ho can overthrow Mr. Gladstone, and form a radical party from tho mltis of tho liberal party. TUG IJALKANS STOnilS NO PEVCE. London, Jan. 13. Advices received hero hero say that a thaw, accompanlod by heavy ralus, has set In tho Balkans and has caused much destruction. Tho Marltza, tho princi pal rHcr In Houmclla, has overflowed Its hanks, Hooding tbo surrounding country. Bridges havo been swept away aud a num ber of villages have been totally destroyed. Tho dispatches say that many human beings must have polished, but that no detinue statements concerning tho loss of life havo 3 rt been received. Beloiiade, Jan. 12. Servla has resolved not to mako pence with Bulgaria until the qucstlou regardlug the disposition of East ern Houmella bv tbo pow crs has been 6olved In a manner which will satisfy tbo wishes of tho Sen Ian government. Cox8TANTiJtori.il, Jan. 13. l'rlnco Alex ander has nffcied tho sultan tho services of Bulgarian troops In tho event of a Greek rising In Macedonia. London, Jan. 13, England has accepted a proposal from Jlussla that tho pow ors lu fist on disarmament by Greece, Sen la, and Bulgaria. Tho powers havo summoned Servla, Bul garia, and Gicccotodlsarm, promising them that Turkey will follow their example, mSEl'S INVITES UNOLB SIM AND JOHN HUM. TO PANAMA, l'Aitit), Jan. 13. M. (do Lossops Invites tho United Status and Groat Britain to send cotniilsslouors with him to Fiiuama aud niiiko report upon tho work of tho I'anamn canal. bHKltM iNT Ol' OHtO. lle-KIcellon uh United States Senator Assured. CoLVJims, Ohio Jim. 12. Tho commutes on rtlvllfgesnnd elcftloni In thu Iiojso of repre sentative ihls mrmlng reported, a resolution lountcatlhoulno Democrats mombcrs from llanillioii county. The resolution wtisumciidod to as. to I'tovlitu that a hearing lo ac loiitcd tint initiated members. Tho iCf million was adnptjil mi lor tho j i ev lout quest Inn, nml tho wills w cro then do tlarcil vacant, umM the grcalojt confusion. Tbonliio Itcpubllein members ciuno lorn aril mid wctosivnrn In by tlio ip.-skor, 'llioy wcro diceicdb) tho Iti'publlcaiu and Jeered at by tbo Democrats. Tlio speaker ordered tlio tin rented Dcroocmtlo niombors lo turn over tho lcs of tliclr disks, Tlu action to-day Isau amnio iifsumiicuiif the election or tihorman. lie will havo 21 majority on Jolut ballot In tho ioii ciitlon of tbu two branches to morroiy. nrh brunch or tlio legislature voted sop rralcly to-day on a candidate for United Status unator In (hun'iiuo Hon A (I Tlmrrauti iccchrd 2u votes and Hon John Bhcrm.m 17. n IHiaorrutlo ninjorliy of :i. In tlio hnjso Mr. Tburmnn received 11 votes and Mr bliornim (.7, nlicrnblliaiiiiidorlly nr'.u At inuii to morrow tho IcgULitiiro villi voto In Joint con vention for senator.. Great Dlsliisit Anionc l'lhliermen. Ottawa, Ont Jim 12. The government his been Informed Unit great distress prevail! uinong tlio IMiurnicn mid other neuters In Alr bay, on the northeast coast of the Island of Cape Union, mid aiipllcntlnn his been luncloln tbclrbiliulf loraMislaceo. Ibis I cine a mailer entirely within the provinco of tholoral legislature, tliefodoral government iniiiiot niuli I lie case, but tlio mlulstorof marine ban placed n government steamer at the dlipoial ol tlm nuireryrs for tlio tr.msjiorta tlouof tiiripllct rrmii llnlirax. Tho rauio of tho dlMrris Is nttrll ulabln to tho novcro woathor which i recalls on tliocoui. and whlcli pre vented tcltlcrj Irom gating their winter sup plies. t Hotel mid llimrdlni; lloiuo lliirnoil. 'l'ATyntoN, N, J., Jan. 12. Tho Hinslon House, au iimku d led lioiil, oivued by llonry II Crosby, was burnod today. Thu lots fi t JO.CtX), and Insnraneo jlO.000. AVIIllara Hart let's lioiiKe. o i uplcd as a lioardlnx homo, was 1mi huriifd. Im ol vlm a loss oftJ.600. Kin tclln's drug storo was damaged to the extent of t 1,100, V1IIQINIA. riSHlIHIKS. Slate IIIrIiU Senators Aronsccl Tlio Old Dominion Ablo to Tithe Cnro of Her self Contested Election Cno. IticiiuoNn, Jan. 12 A resolution In tho sen alo asking Virginia congressmen to securo tho psxnROOfalawto protect Virginia flihcrlos brought out tho stato's lights senators, who thought Virginia was ablo to takocaroofher rclf and licr fish. It was referred to a commit tee. A resolution was adopted to Investigate tho University of Virginia, with n lcw to sco what can bo dono lo mako It morn uiefeil. a I ntinn iiom tub oovEnxoit oy Nonnt cAnc- 11NA. A mestngo was received from (lov. Leo, In closing a letter from tho governor of North Carolina In regard to an unmarked bouncary lino between tho two states In Currituck county. THE rolLOUIMI DILLS wcro introduced In thollouso to-day: To estab lish a stato's rclormatory for young criminals and approprlato monoy to securo plans lor same; to Incorporate tho Southwest Virginia Institute; to divldo school districts Into sub districts and to submit to tho lotors tho ques tion or repealing (bo feneo law In Dturgcou district, Mecklenburg. CONtESTED ElECrloN CAr. Tho connnltleo on privileges and elections of the house rcpoitod In favor or ttia sitting mem ber, Mr, Jones, In tho contested caso of Finch i s. Jones, from Brunswick. Mr. Jones Is a lie titddlrnn and was elected br over 400 mnlorltv. Manycrocodllo tears halo been shed by tho liourbon press over Ilcpubllcaii bulldozing In this case, but the committcodidnotscolt. A minority report will bo presented, MAIIONK NOT DEAD. The house spent much tlmo to-day In listen ing to speeches on tho subject ol tho destruction of tho Kendall stato bonds and tlio pistes from which printed. Tho subject Is without Import once, but tho bourbons loiotoget politics In allthalrcllorts. Stanford, of Pittsylvania, ventured to sir that Mahonowas not dead, and warned his political ftlcndsora future. Thcro Is evidently a reeling of uneasiness among the bourbons, for they know tho people aro watching them, and the masses aro wholly dlsatlsflcd with tho aflalrs of tho slate, whether they belonr to this or that party, i, HILLS INTKODltlD. In tblscnato to-day tbo following bills wcro Introduced and refened: To allow tho uo of district school money In Dath county for pay ment of teachers: lo Incomornto tho Consolida ted Abattoir Companyof Waslilngton.Georgc town and Alexandria; to relievo J. 11. Scars, Mathews. 1', 1". Hughes, and W. C. Curtis, of Mecklenburg; to lucorporato tho Mgrotoclc Manufacturing Company of VanvlllcCioamond laws ns to tho assessment of property and for tho procreation of oysters; to pay II. Mchancy for work on roads In Augusta, and to nmond Itlchmond'a chattel In rcgatd to colloc'Ing taxes, Tho following bills wcro passed by the tcnato: To Incorporate tho Colored Agricultural Association of Virginia and to postpono ;iUo sale of delinquent lands until August court. Tho bill to Incorporate tho Colored Agricul tural Association glcs tho association tho right to hold annual fairs wbcro they select; to own 810,000 worth ol property frco from tax, and to havo tho necessary bonded olllcors and managers. 1 ho headquarters will probably bo In Peters burg. A bill reported by tbo tcnato commlttco on asylums, to acato nil tho boards and olllccs of tho thrcobtato asylums on tlio 15th of April, rntiRcd n tone dolultn. Tho hill elves tho irnv- ernor tho power to appoint tho directors and rcduco tliolr number from eleven to nlno, and gives tbcm tho right to elect tho asylum officers. Tho bill was mado tho special order for to-morrow. Somn senntors who otcd to tako tho PO'rcr to appoint theso boards from Oov. Cimcron will voto ngalnst tho cbango for Gov. Iau's ad ministration. caici s op nrruBLtCAN". Thcro was a caucus of Kc publican members of Ibo assembly bold In tho L-etiato chamber to night, about thirty being present. Tho lino of action to bo taken by tho members of tho two bodies was discussed, and a resolution adopted thanking tho National llrrini-icAN for Its Interna In tho party and heartily Indorsing that Journal, lion. It. A. Wise presided. AN OFFICE UOES A EEOOINa. Rockingham county still has no treasurer, no ono being willing to assumo tho duties of tho office, tbo security required being !0O,UU0 and tbo pay only nominal Tho accounts of tho old treasurer, Sir. Sterling, aro said not to bo la as bad condition as at llrst supposed, and it Is further alleged that tho state auditor's books, as connected Willi this case, aro not correct, JIKETINO OV SCHOOL Sl'I miNTrNDENTS. Tbo annual meeting of tbo county and cltv school superintendents of tho stato will bo hold In this city, Feb. 2 next. Tlioio aro 111 ortheso officers, and railway companies will git o tho usual low ratos. state noAnn of rmcvTio.w Tho first meeting of tho now stato boanl of education will bo held Wednesday next at 11 p. m. There aro about eleven county mperlu tendents to bo nppolncd by tbo board and con firmed by Ibo senate. OnlliolstoiJulyno.it, about tno-ihirdsoftbocouuty superintendents tern) ofofllco will expire. r-LENTV op ICK. Tho present cold w catber Insures a plenteous Ico crop In Virginia. SHMFILANrofS. In tho house to-day when a bourbon declared that Malione was not dead tho llepubllcans yelled vocllcroub applause J, M. Thorn, representative Irom Fairfax, ap peared in tbo houso to-day and took tho oath. Ho Is a prominent Good Templar. IICHogeCCo'scomlo opera, "Mikado," was w ell received at the Mozart Academy or Mnslo this altcrnoon and to night by full houses. Tho houso finance commltteo to-day reported In favor of paying II. II. Alexander, of Wash ington, oik -half of Ills claim lor reporting tbo Cluvcrlus trial ltlcbmnnd city Is In nocd of money, and will havo to borrow S'JOJ.OOJ soon Nebraska's Slooplng llcuuty. Coumel'?, Nrn, Jan, 12. Tbo nons has Just 'reached hero from n farm houso several miles north of this placo that Mlnnlo Dlsnncr, Nebraska's sleeping beauty, recovered con sciousness Sunday, Jan. a, tho seventieth day of her lijstcro-catalcptlo franco sleep. Ihu roads liae o been Impassable until tho prosent tlmo, and news of hor recoicry could not bo received before. Iho girl fell Into the tranco Irom w hlcb sbo has now recoi cred Oct. 20 last. During Iho long Interval sbo has lain, to all appearances, a lifeless bolng with tho exception of respiration aud pulsation When Mies Dblincr nevoko her mind was apparently clear and unimpaired, her appetite mid general feelings good, but her arms and legs w cro parol) zed. Sho sajs that sho was conscious during Iho wholo tlmo of her pro tracted trance, but, though sho exerted her utmost power to ovlneo ber consciousness, sho could not nioio a sliiRlo muscle. Bhosaysuho had no ph) slcal pain until tho fortieth day ol her sleep, when an eleclrlo battery h as ap plied. Slnco then tho has sullered atliousaud agonies of mlndand body, and at 'limes It Fcetncd as Ifhcr mind would glo way under inc strain, ana fciio nowcompuiiuiui lomuic PlnMcal stitierlng In consequence of tbo shock to her sj stem. 1 ho doctor In attondaneo says, however, that sho will rccoecr In n short time, and will al'o regain full usu of her llintn. rt Tho Worst Voyage Yet. Boston, Jan. 12. "apt Swasey, of tho steamer Allentown, which arrived at Boston to day from Philadelphia, reports (but hi icsscl shipped largo quantities of water during tho paswro, which froo ns it touched tlio deck, and that at ono time iho s learner had upwards or 100 tons of Icoon her, inoit of It forward. It reached nearly up to tho masthead, glilnglhokhlpa strong Tcfemhlarico to an Iceberg dipt. Bwasee sojsthat In all his twcnty-flio ears' oxpsrl enco this was tbo wornt oyago ho ever made. Itlch Silver RIIlio In Aliilnililil. BliiMlNOHAM, Au., Jan 12. A special to tho Age from Talladega says that Judgo Horn brought In and presented to-day to Prof Noblo, for tbo cabinet of 'laltadcgn College, from n siller inlno Just dlscoecrcd near this placo, u pie to of oro weighing thirty pound", with n fructurofcboulug a rich gold voln. Anawiv of tho top rock produced tu) slhcraud fJO gold rcr ton. Military Cadet Turned Down. Krwiil'r.n, N, Y 'Jan 12. Tuonty-nlno cadets railed lopasn tho examination Just held nlWtkt 1'olut. ortlicsotwo weru lutliollrt class, fourteen In the third class, and thirteen In Iho fourth class. TiiiiV.oitAi'ma nunirs. Henry Scott, a negro, cont Ictcd of raping n r)cnr old white girl, was yesterday noiitcuced, at W llmlngtou, N. U , to be hauged I'cb. I. Gcorgo (Metier 50 years of ago, shot and (ctlously wounded his wITo at St. Iwilt ostcr day, mid then fatall) shot himself, Jealously V us tlio cause. Tho winter residences nf Dr. IMrkhurst and )r Carllcld, cr Chicago, nnd of Mrs. Id i Harper, on erro Haute, wcro burned at do 1 uniak bprlngs, I'la., MotiiU)' night Two barges wcro burned to tho water's edge at tliclr w Inter quarters at Sorel, Can id i, Monday night, nnd Kilo dill, n nephew of Judgo GUI, of tho supremo court, w ho Lad cbargo of them, was burned to death, The schooner Henry 1), Browstcr, of Patch ogue, N. Y., fiom Virginia rnr Noev York, lies nigh aud dry on tlio licach at North Long Branch, N. J, bho will prolmblybe a total loss. Her carto of oj tiers will bo bold on tbo boach. REASONS FOR REMOVALS. AI1SUI1D THEORY ABOUT TREXCUINO BrOX THE 1'IIKSI BEST'S l'OWEIt. Tho Kcw Steel Criilsors-Unlled Stiitos Treasurer Jordan fillll In Chnrgo Tlnicli Hneo Changed Itcpubllcan Ollircliolilcrs Mnst Go. New Yoiik, Jan. 10,3 a. m. Tho Tiibttnc will say editorially to-day i It is now generally asserted that tbo Senate has no right to ask rea sons for rcmoials from o(hco. It may ask for "papers" In a caso, but If tho "papers" mako known no reason for a change, but consist or formal and valueless recommendation of a person nominated to a vacancy, created by re inoial, thcro is an end. ThoHtnatc, It Is said, cannot go a step farther to seek Information as to tho causes of that removal, for that would bo ticnchlng upon tho unlimited power or tho 1'roldcnt to rcmovo at pleasure. This theory Is absurd. Thcro Is no such constitutional distinction between tho act of removal and tho act of appointment. Tho constitution was not framed by senseless and impractical theorists; It did nut glva tho Senate power to confirm or reject at pleasure, without any power to nsk reasons for coullrm tag or rejecting. It is not to bollghtlyauumcd, on Iho assertion of correspondents who would bo glad to get tho President Into a war with tho henato, that President Cleveland Is going to reruo nny rcasonablo information, or to assert that tlio benata must voto on every nomination lu tho unquestioning presumption that Iho vacancy lo bo filled was wisely And properly mado. It Is In tho power of tho fcennte, If It disapproves a change, to refuso to confirm any nomination the 1'renldcnt may send. In that event tho responsibility would rest Willi him or fulling to fill an ollleo nt all In a constitutional manner, cr reconsidering his suspension. It Is not to bo presumed that tho Senate will bo childish In thocxcrclsooflts power, or that Iho 1'rosldcnt will go about with a chip on bis shoulder trylngto get up n fuss, Tho duly of Bclectlngnroper officers Islntrustcd, not to tho ''resident alone, or to tho Senate, but to both, and It Is to bo presumed that both will striio In fallh to work together for tbo publlo good. If so, tho President will not withhold Irom tho Senate anv Information noodndto tho forma tion ot a correct judgment as to .ho reasons for a change, and tho Senato V ill not stand upon punctilio In domandlnf lnlSrmatlon wbcro noiio Is n;cdcd. Tho broad fact under lying this whole business Istbatsomo offices aro political In character and legitimate lnllu cnco, and others aro nrt. Tho President's right to mako changes In such olllccs has not been challenged. Ho has not yet asserted a right to treat all o"lccs as of that character, though a clause In his llrst messago looked toward somo such Idea. Somo difficulty will naturally arlio as to whether this or that ollleo Is properly fiolitlcal,so that a removal for political reasons, n order to sccura parly co-operation in tho work of administration, Is unjustifiable. But If tho President Is wlso ho need strive to mako as little controversy with tbo Senate on that point as possible." Tbo Jiftunf, after remarking, "Tho silver question rlsos out or tbo fog at Washington as a huge Iceberg lu tho way of tho administra tion," says: It will rcqulro somo skill In navigation to pre enl a collision between tho administration and thislceberg In tbo way. Credit for In tegrity of purpose and for courage w ill bo duo If thu emergency Is honestly and bravely met, though tho administration falls to savo tbo country from disaster. But what tho country needs in go eminent Is not onlv purpose, but power: not onlv courace. but canacitv. It has been a grat o question for thirty cars w hcther tho Democratic party had not lost tbo capacity to govern, TnG TWO NEW STEEL CIll'ISXIM. New Yonu, Jan. 13. Bovcral prominent naval officials deny nil knowledge of tho report that tho two new steel cruisers or- ucrcit dv secretary wiiitncy aro to do con structed nt tho Brooklyn navy yard. Tho keels of tho craft will bo laid lato next spring or early in ,tho summer, they thought. But not tho slightest Intimation has been advanced as to wbcro tho work will bo done "I do not think," said ono ircntlemaii connected with tho construc tion department to-day, "that It will UO dono hero. Thcro aro nny number of ru 'mors lljlnp around. Ono says tho ships will ho built on tho Delaware, and that John Itoacb will bo Interested lu their con struction. I doubt this, although I think ho will ouco moro build vessels of war for this cov eminent. Three cruisers now lu course of construction tho Chicago, Bos ton, and Atlanta aio progressing finely, and tbo 1st of April will probably witness thtlr colors aloft. Tho llrst two named will bo towed to this city from Chester about tho middle, of March. The Atlanta Is at tho foot of Koach's ard, Ninth street, East rl cr. TnEASunrn Jordan still in cnAiton. Tbo position of affairs at tho subtreasury remains unchanged, with TrcasitrerJJordan still In charge. Ha said this afternoon; "It Is true that Mr. Itobcrt llooscvclt has de clined tlio ofllco of subtrcasurcr. I supposo It will ho necessary for mo to remain lioro until somo person conseuts and Is qualified. I havo no knowledge whoso namo will next bo mentioned." STEI1LINQ TO DC CONFIRMED. Thcro Is a icport that Oov. Hill will send Stcrllng'a name to tho senato to-morrow, and that somo of tho Republican senators will Join tbo Democrats and confirm him. IIEI'CIILICAN OmCEnOLDEII3 MUST 00. lion. William II, Daroum, ox-Unltcd States senator from Connecticut, and pres ent chairman of tho Democratic national committee, en routo for tho west, said to day i "l'ollllcs aro a little dull lu Connecti cut Just now." No removals, ho said, had been mado In that stato of "offensive" or any other kind of llepubllcans holding fed eral olllccs, although several had rcsicnod, fearing Investigation and oxposuro, IIo hoped everj thing would cotno right In time, and that good Democrats would get tho places to which they nro entitled both by political usago and by tho logic of events. Oov eminent oniccliolilers who aro or liaio been active Republican partisans and manip ulators of party nanageincnt havo forfeited all just claims to retention In office. CUSTOM HOUSE IIUSINESS METHODS. Collector Ncddcn said this morning, con cerning tho appointment cf Arthur Berry to report upon tbo methods of business In tho custom houso i "Tho appointment Is ono of thoso which occurs periodically In every custom houso In tho United States, It simply means that n report Is to bo mado ot our running expenses, and lu regard to tho salaries paid to dotermlno whether tho latter should bo talscd or cut down, lu shoit, Mr, Berry Is to consider all tho de tails of our business methods." Special Deputy Collector Aithur Berry end Inspectors Tilnglo and Montgomery, who were constituted a commission by Sec retary Manning to Im estimate tlio noiUlugs of tlio custom house In all itshrauchos, met in tho deputy collector's ofllco to-day to adopt a plan of proceedings for tho future. It was decided tu bold tho meetings of the) commission In tho different olllccs thatnio bciuc; Investigated, ns tho commission In to doing aro not compelled to tako tho custom houso employes away from tliolr sccrul departments when undergoing ex amination. Tho commission will meet fiery day until tliclr duties nro finished, but they havo not j et decided whether tho Investigation will ho publicly mado or bo held behind closed doors. "TIMES IIVAB CHANC1ED." Torn long tlmo II. K. Warner, Itochcs ter's gicat maiiiifactuict of proprietary medicines, has been making liiicstlgUtou with Iho luw of devising somo means of reducing Iho cost of his goods In forclnu countries, and at last a result has been at tained, which benefits not only himself, but mnny other pioiuliicnt manufacturer of Iho country. Warner conceived tho Idoa of "manufacturing In bond," ami Imme diately began an investigation to test Its practicability. IIo was met almost Imme diately by the statute regulation prohibit ing tho establishment of warehouses for incrchuudlso lu bond except in Boapoit towns. A corre spondenca w as opened w Ith Bccictary Manning, und Mr. Warner subse quently lUIted him In Washington. Tho casu lu nil lis lights was presented to tho Sec retary. IIo was shown that tho business nt Iho countrj had changed since Iho old law was mado glvlug ILo coveted prhllego only to manufactur ing lu seaport towns, and his decision was nw ailed. Itcamo a few days ago. Tho becretary states that heretofore no bond manufacturing warehouses havo been es tablished In Inland towns, Ilowovcr, tho solicitor had given on opinion to tho effect that times had chaugcel so that ho believed that Iho prlvllego could with propriety ho given to Mr. Warner. In this opinion Mr. Manning wroto that ho concurred, and an application would accordingly bo treated with favor. ANNA DICKINSON'S AFFAlnS. Anna Dickinson's many friends In this city wcro surprised to read a statement that sho was In need, nnd though not "wrotchcdly poor," soon would bo, unless her friends camo speedily to her relief. Bovcral mem bers of tho Sorosls Society wcro asked this afternoon If thesa reports wcro truo. Mrs. I.llllc Dovcrcatix Blako said sho had heard that Miss Dickinson was not In good cir cumstances becauso of her losses In her dramatic venture, but latcly,liavlng learned that sho was 1H lug atonoof tho largo ho tels In tbo city, sho concluded that tlio re ports wcro not true. Mrs. Billiard, ono of tho original members of tbo society, said; "I do not bcllovo tho report. Miss Dickin son Is not a mcnilcr of tho Soros's, but I havo no doubt Its members would help her If sho needed It. But until only very recently sho has been stopping nt tho Victoria Hotel, A friend who saw her thcro told mo sho was looking and feeling well and dressed handsomely. No mention was mado of hor bclntr In financial distress." At tbo Vic toria Hotel It was stated that Miss Dick Inson had been staying there for nearly a inson had been staying thcro for nearly a rear. About tbo middle of last month sho year, auoui tuomiiiuio ot last monm sue left to go to her mother's homo, In Penn sylvania, becauso of the Illness ot a rela tive. "Sho had lots of money and was In oxccllcnt spirits." Hiiiiwm:cic axi suriwittxu. Struggling In tlio Raging Sen Hope I-ost hy Captain nnd Crow, Ul'.Nirn's Point. L. I., Jan. 12. Tlio ten shin wrecked sailors from the steamer Itylton Castlo arrived hero at 4 o'clock Ibis afternoon hy tho Long Island railroad from I'atthojue. Tho men had nothing but tho clothing which thoy wore, having been unablo to savo anything from tho vessel. Chief Mato John Marshall, who was Interviewed by nn Associated Press reporter, told Iho following story of tho wreck and suf ferings of tho officers and crow, lleforo telling his story, bowoier, Marshall nnd his com- fianlons eagerly Inquired whether any news lad been received or ('apt, Colvln nnd thoso who wcro wuu mm lniuooiucruoai.aiitiiipou being told that nothing had )ct been seen or heard of them, all expressed rcgrot, and said they were afraid if they had not reached land last night they must hav o been frozen to death, Iho cblof mate said: "Wo left Now "iork Trlday morning, tho 11) lton Castle, which Is ft tramp steamer, hav ing loaded with corn In bulk nnd bags for ltoucn, Trance. Thcro wcro twenty-two souls on board, Including tbo captain. About 8 o'clock In tbo c cnlng, when wo woro about fifty miles cast of Sandy Hook, wo encountcrod a tcrtlblo snow storm. Tbo wind blew a hur ricane, and tho big waics washed over tho steamer's decks and tossed her nboutlikou rait. For several hours wodldnntknoivwhcro wo were, and tho vessel was straining badly. Ibo storm grew worso, and tho vessel Docamo unmanageable, rcflisiiig to answer her rudder, nnd every moment wo expected to bo engulfed by Iho raging sea. The captain remained on tbo bridge, but ho aud tho wheelman bad to bo tied to their posts or bo washed overboard W hen Ihc storm was at Its height tho steamer sprung a leak and water began to pour into iho hold, Tho steam and hand pumps wcro set to work, but fulled to keep tho water from rising, and Capt. Coh In, as best ho could, steered bis ship tow aril New York, Tho hours went along Tho men wcro half Irozcn, tho rigging covored with Ice, every movcablo thiug on dock washed away, lhr tarpaulins on two of the hatches carried on", and the water steadily gaining In tho hold. Ibcn tho captain and crew bcr?an tit lose bono. No land could ha seen, and tho sea rau too high for tno small boats to venture out. au day Sunday tbo hand and steam pumps wcro kcptworMng.whllothowhcclman tried tokeep tho vessel beaded for New York. As night drew on tho water reached tho cngluo room, nnd by 9 o'clock tbo llrcs were extinguished. Those on the steamer gavo up all hopu or over seeing another day. A night of suspenso was spent, and at about 0 o'clock on Monday morning I Iro Island light was sighted. As near as could bo guessed at Ilia vessel was about t well o or fifteen miles southeast of lbs llgnt. Tho tight of tho beacon gavo us ro nowed hopes, and ni tho sea was going down, and tho (.term had abated, preparations for leaving tho sinking ship wore made. At u o'clock, seeing tbero was no hope or savins; tho steamer, Capt. Colvln piped all hands, and ordered tbo lifeboat and launch to bo lowered, Halfnn hour later Inud my com panion!! took to the launch, nnd wcrel mniodt ntcly followcl by tho rest of the officers and crew, who took the lifeboat. Wo rowed away liomtbo steamer nt about 10 o'clock, and when wo had gono about two miles toward tho shoro wo saw her go down, bow first, and In n few seconds not n spar could bo seen, Wo woro unablo to savu anything but tho clothes wo woro. Wo kept company with the captain's boat for sev eral hours until about six or sot on miles from land, when tho captain took a more easterly course and uo soon lost sight or him. Myself nnd men wcro greatly exhausted, and many of us bad our bauds and cars frozen, und wo made but slow progress, and did not gcts'ght ol Iho life saving station until about I o'clock in tho afternoon; when wowcronbouta tnllo oir sboro a boat put out Irom tho shoro and came to our assistance, ('apt, Miller, of tbo lirusavlDg crow, who was In command, took halfofus Into his boat anr sent tlireo of his locn Into ours to aid us In rowing to land. Wo wcro landed a short distance castor tho station and talent to tho hoelso. whoro we wcro pro vided with dry, warm, clolhliig nnd plenty of food, which wo greatly needed, having had nothing lo cat for nearly eighteen hours. Wo aro now on our way to tho British con sulate. Wo wcro told by a man on tho train that a boat had been picked up with one man In It. Tho men In tho miss ing liicboat were Capt. Coh in, of Shields Chief Engineer John Amiss, of Jarrow; John A. Scott, of London, second mate; 1'llazer Ste phenson, of I.onlon, carpenter; James Heat ley, of Blltnc, ilreinoni Thomas Lovoll of North Shields, fireman; John lllack, of Cron sloth, fireman; rrcd 1 Ishcr, of Southampton, llremon. qiieodoro Iarscn, of Denmark, nnd John Itccs, of Chill, both able bodied seamen." steward Mailer lloivaul and Scconl Lit gincer (rank Morris told similar stories of tho Ihicc'dajs' adventures mid suflerlngs, and all Ibo rccu praised tbo conduct or Capt. Colvln, w ho f tuck to tho sinking vessel to thu last. All tho crews or tho llfeliavlng stations bo luecn Kiro Island and Southampton union tho lookout for tbo missing boat of tho llyltou Casllc. ANOTiirn nisesTcn, NANTirKirr, Mar Jan. li Tho thrco masted schooner T. B Witlicripnnu, Cant. A. 11, Auderton, Irom Surlnuna for Boston, w Ith molasses, sugar, utid cccoa, struck on Mia comet Hip, on tbo south sldo of tho Island, at 5 o clock scilerday morning, and lays JJO j otds from the shore. At the tlmo nf striking It was blowing a fearful gale, wlthntrcmcn dous sea running, maMug a complete breach over her. All cflorls to reach tho veiicl Willi life boats wcro inelTorlli.il. After several attempts at throwing Hues to tbo vessel Ihc mate, llurdlek Berry, of Bristol, and Chutlealiufl.of Boston, woro saved.vcry much exhausted They aro now iindormcill ral treatment, with hope or their recovery. 'Iho rest ol Iho crow wcro lost Capt Anib'r son's body was washed ashnro. Iho crow lost nro John Phillips, or Ibo Wckt Indies Morris ll)der, or Lhicoliivlllc, John Mulieo, of Liverpool, Biiglnnd: and Nicholas and Augustus Smith. Tho Ufa snrlngcrow board 'd thoT B. Wilherspoon jesterday, nnd recnv errd Nicholas Smith's body fioieu In tho rin ging Iho bodlci of tho mate's wife nnd child aud ono seaman wcro picked up along iiiu snore. jiiuvchnciuasgDuu in pieces. Commercial Travelers' Association b l-Aci'tu , N. Y Jui li 'Iho loiirteeulh annual session of tlio Commercial Iravulora' Association was called to order at noon to-day, 'Iho association has a membership of 3,190, total receipts for the star, JHItuou, total expenditures, 4173,2(8, of which flTMV) was In raj Incut nf death claims Of tno bil aucu in hand, fll.'.'Jj:, Iho sum of 8I'11,' is Inverted in registered government bonis as n rescri o fund; &l (KM deposited to thocrodlt ol the assessment lund, mid tho balance in iho general lund Slnco organization iho nssncla, lion has paid Inhcnclltmivcru million dollars. Alls r recess iho i resident delivered tliu annual address nnd olllc ers w ero elected for Iho en. suing j cur. In Iho uicnlmr a musical mil literary entertainment was gleenat thuoponi house'. A Ilciuibllciiu Oillclul Sustiilnod. HE.NVIU, Col, Jim IJ 'Ibe siipromo (oirt of New Mexico, coii-Ulltig nf Judjos Lou Printer, upd llenderson vcslerrtuv unani mous!) dec di-d to rcongnlo Oil. Wm. Iln-e-denas attorney general, Two m mills an (lov llosr;attemplcd to remoio Mr. Ilritcdcn (Uep.l, whose- limes had not expired, and nilKilut N. II McLaughlin (Hem ) Mr llroi den claimed that tlov. Ilns'a ictimt was rovu liiilonary, nnd contested tho caso in emit with the uiio e rerun She VVns l'rozcn to Death. Pitll.eM trine, Jan. li.-ln tno ono nr Ill ward Carvln, who Is under nrrev. oa smpb te'i of having murdered his wife, Callierlno, It was shown at tbo Inquest today Ihu ilu couple got elruiik together on S iturdiv nlalit, as Ihc) were uccuslonied to do, 111 it 'hi woman fell down the cellar stair, liynt the bottom oil iilgbl, and was frown io dcit'i Carvln was released. A WAItM wavj: COMINO. Sleighing to IIo Glided for Some Tlmo To-Morrow The ITuctuntlons Yester day. At 6.C8 yesterday morning Iho thermometer at tho signal ofllco went down to iC, and pec plo began to think that it would go below Iho rcro rratk, They wero disappointed, how ever, for tho mercury rallied nnd went slowly up tho tiibo at cosy stages, so easy, In fact, that Hm rlo was almost unno ticed. At noon It was V, and at 7 o'clock last night was llHCtuatlug about tho eV1 mark, It had grown colder alter nightfall, and tho ther mometer showed At midnight that It was above, The point reached yesterday morning was tho minimum of tho present cold suapaud tho coldest lor somo years. "A warm wave." said tbo Indications officer this morning, "Is now moving slowlv castwatd from tho Missouri valley, which will cailso n sllrbt rlso In temperature to-day ami a decided rise on Thursday. Tho snow on Thursd ly will begin to give way under tho heat or tho sun, nnd sleighing will bo practically at an end for somo thno after that day," THE SOUTH. Tout DrtwiT, tin,, Jan. 12 Thcro Is no material cliango In tlio condition or tlio Sus quehanna river to night. 1 bo gorgo continues to Incrcnso lu proportions nnd compactness, nnd now extends from Frcnchtown to Cono wlcgn. n distance or t"u miles. Tho danger from tho Ico Is being constantly nugmented by Ihodccreasoof water In tbo river, many tribu tary streams being frozen up, which will camo the Ico to scttlo lo tho bottom nnd closo up tho present passage through which the voliimo of water forces Itself Serious elamngo cm result now only from somo sudden movement of tho Ice, which may be caused by a rlso In tbo river or a very high tide. Light Inches of Ico bos formed hero nn still w ater IttciiMovn, Va Jan 12 Last night was tho coldest ot tbo Present spell. Tho thermometer at 0 o'clock this morning marking, In sheltered localities, Irom C to 8J above zero, and In ex posed places, standing from zero, 1 nnd 2 above. This, however, was moro endurable owing to tbo absence or wind, than tho weather ot the past thrco days when Iho birth winds prevailed A dispatch from 1 rederlcksbure says- "This morning was tho coldest experienced slnco 185s, tho thermometer registering 10 bolow zero. Two negroes wcro found, ono In ft hay loft, tho other In a sraokc-housc, badly froen. One will lose both legs, nnd Is likely lb die." Advices from other points or tho stato Indicate a similar condition ol weather. Kvowimv- Tssts... Jan. 15. Tn dav has been comparatively pleasant, tho thermome ter rcglstcilng 30 above zoro, Yesterday morning It registered 0J below rcro tbo cold est ever known In Knoxvlllo or cait Tennes see. IlioTcnncssoorlvcrli frozen ovor below tboclty for tbo llrst tlmo lu flfiecnycars. Jacksonville, ki v., Jan. li Tho temper nturo has kept below tho freezing point all day nnd there Is promlso of anotnor cold night Tho highest point recorded at the slg nnl ofneo to-day was 27. Dispatches from all part of Florida show that Iho cold wavo en veloped almost Iho wholo cnlnsula At St. Augusllno tho mercury was down la'tnis morn ing, At l'ernanillna It was also 15. and thcro was good skating. At lauipa thcro was a slight Hurry nt snow cstcrdny afternoon (UniMos, Jan. 12. At about 1 o'clock this morning a light suow began falling, by day light a regular northern snowstorm evas on tho eiir, and hy 10 o'clock six inches orsuow had fallen Then, tbo weather moderating-, tho snow began to malt, and thousands of clerks aud other persons In tho business part ot tho town turned out nnd cnloycd tho novelty of snow balling Bvcn tbo oldest inbab tants ad mit that this was tho heaviest snowfall over known nn tho Island. In 1811, 1862, and B71 (lalvcstou experienced snow storms of consid erable magnitude, but nouo ol them equaled tbc ouo of to-day THE NORTH. PlTTsniro. Jan 12. Tho savcro weather n-id Iho heavy snow h playing havoc at tho Bast l.llwrltr s(,rlr inritii Klnon vi itnr.lne- rwtnt, VJ1 bpgahavodlcd, the majority or them frozen todeuth. Iho others wero sinrficred, Hirno cattlo, sheep, and hogs havo nl-o died In tlio cars wbllo blockaded along tbo lino of ship ment and In tho j nrds. Bokton, Jan. li From northern Now Hamp shire and Vermont and country dlstrlctsof this state, como reports Indicating very cold weather, Oitawa, OsTAmo, Jan. 12. The weather hero Inst night was tho coldest this winter, tho thermometer going down to twcnty-nlno degrees below zero. llniiqtiot to tho Sniiiollan Club. Qobo a number or tho woll-known club tear ing Ilia above dlsttnqulshcdtltla assoinblod at Peterson's, l'our-and a half and tho incnne, to pnitnko of a banquet tendered by tho host, liich member of tho club appeared lu full dress and mlly prepared for thu feast. Trio llrst courso consisted or boiled turnips, garnished with pnrslc) ; second course, turnips a la mode; third course, turnips a la crcblo. fourth course, moro lurnl; des-ert, turnips, Duting tho progress of tlio banquet uitislo roso over all, "with Its voluptuous swell," and tho ordinary affairs of life wero forgotten and Joy ruled the hour. When Iho proper hour nrrlvcd tlio toast "Our Host" una promised, and was re sponded to by I'rank Ward lu tho folio slug eloquent remarks: "Mr. Chairman I havo traveled In nil lauds (In Imagination). I havo been whirotho snow-capped mountains kiss thirsty, 1 have been fed at.groanlug tables, whero glittering decorations shone, from tho breast of titled aristocracy, I havo been piled w lib cholco morsels In tho smiling vine) arils of Franco (with Lllls on tho sldo), wbcro tho solt sunlight ripens Iho Juices In tho lirc-glvlng grape. But nnwbero In tho confines of any broil laud havo 1 met w Ith food of such succulcticy us is presented In tho luscious fruit set beforo m to night. Wo shall miss tho morrow's pain, nml with clear heads and normal stomachs drink Peterson's health und say, 'long may ho live, and w hero ho reaps to sow again ' " Civil Service Stutlstlis Asked 1'or. In order to complete their annual report tho chllscrvlco commission havo rcqucstod tho beads of Ibo dlucrcnt departments to furnish statistics for that car Irom Jan 10. IMS, to Jan 10, lrf-0, under the follow tag beads: Number of pcoplo selected for appointment; unmoor who entered upon duly; number whose probation ary term expired: number who received perma nent emplo) incut, number dUmihucd during probation; number not reappointed at end or probation; number removed, and tho number promoted, OllUers i:ivetqd. Tlio following officers wero elected last night for th o ensuing jcar by tbo National Associa tion for Jho Belief of Dostltuto Women and Children: President, Mrs. St, S. l'omoroy; vleo president, Mrs. J, it. Bruce; secretary, Mrs. II. A. L'ciok; treasurer, Mrs. L. S. Doollillo; board ofnanngers, Mrs 1' a. Dole, Mrs U B Main, Mrs C. A.b Hall, t.ro. l.oulso Mann, Mrs M, L, Mcrrlwcnthcr. Mr. A. M Purvis, Mr. J, V Scuildcr.nnd Miss l.iulso s swan; trustees, Messrs John 1'. Cook, J. 11 Johnson, and W. ii, v, woriniey. A Cnrnlvnl Fiasco. 1ho sleighing rnruh nl, which took placo on Ihoaienuo jesterday afternoon, was rather a tamo allulr. A great many pcoplo stood on tho sidewalk, nnd watched for fintastlo cos tume and such gew-gaws that generally go with It, but the nearest approach to this Hut piKliiniiiipieiirnnco weru half n dozen b) a with false laces, wlmrodoiipnn n roughly con MiiKlcil flelth, drawn b it horse of ancient date Tim Itnlglila r St. I'nlrloU Hull. I'm KulgbuofSt Patrick gnvo tli"lriiniinil ball at tbo National Wiles' Armory lust night, whjeh wus very largely atlcnde 1 T)i act ting Iniirniimi'iit. Clin too, Jau, 12 At tho lypv'-seltlng tourna ment tills cvcnlig Barnes took tbo Icid In number of cms set, as well as lor good work innlithip, li setting 2 Hfl'-i ems In nil ho ir and nhiiir. This was counted from uncorrected prior McL'unii came next with .'MS nun, ami lli!Hlcn Ihlrd with -MT.'i cms After Iho clrno of Iho evening's work, Barms aeiompllthol Iho lent nt selling MO ems In half ail hour with bis lower caso ruvcrscd Now Jersey I-egUlitttiro. Tin mon, N, J,. Jan. li! 'Iho legUlituro con vciuil In da) John W, flrlgs, of Pissalo, was dei led pnsldcnt nf the senate. Tlio ho mi or tan In il b Kiting U A. Armstrong, of Cam ill u, pi nber. C'AlIKi: C'lTI.MN'OS. 1'atl'cr Bee belli, tho general ot Iho Jesuits, li ritiiilul turn dtiu. t Milton, the llelgliu prlino mlulster.hu Uiii Mill W ii fthb piraljsU nml will retlro iiimoiuii' Tl pMcnmcrf-t. Andrews lluv, Cipt. Dnnule, si boiileiuix from IHItlmore, bus urnnksslialt bickeii Ihc simmer Chilian, Capt II Ulster, nt Usui' in m Kc" Orli'im". Inn been serlonil) iUum.nl hi (idlUlon with uplir l'lliieo William of Wiinembiir,: his b on betrothed In I'llmess Charlotte, daiiihter of 1 1 luce w llllam nl Si Itaiim'itirg l.lnp Aqtiiintll) orwrirknw uaswnshul ni'iiw eiitlic Dnm-gslioasi, and It It believed Hi it, i ii Auie-itiiiurhlp Inn been lost lu that v lei i Us II e I sgsuf public liulldliigsandfnrolg'i lo.pi l'i ufciini) coiniilalcssicroAlliair-nustat Lima, IV u Mi iiilas, In memory or Vice I'resUcnt llimtrleir nfihu United Slates. A SCHOOL HOARD SENSATION. THK COMJHS'dONKIt.S STRIP TUB THUS TKES OK AM AUTHOIUTY. llntv Hie 1'ntnl I.sttorWus Iteieltcd nt Iho Meeting T.nst Night-Homo Trus tees In l'uvor of Suspending Alt Ope rations A lira Alarm Adjournment. When tho school board convened last night Iho cccrctary lead a letter from tho commissioners bearing upon children ot non-rcsldants attending tho public schools, Granting theso children tho samo privileges as cnjojcilby resident pupils was declared not proper. A letter was read from Z.ltlchanls offering to glo tweho lectures to tho night schools on arithmetic, provided a room would bo provided. A communication from the commlssoncrs requesting tho board to suspend action In Iho matter ot transfer ot Mis. Brown nnd Miss Mjcrs was also received. Tho secretary read tho statement of tho night schools, which showed that tho at tendance ot pupils at tho Sumner building was 283, nwaltlng admittance, "13, In Ihu 1'ronkllti building tlio number ot pupils en rolled was Ml, and thoavcrago attendance HI). Mr. Lovcjoy submitted a letter from Warren Kaston, superintendent ot public schools at Baton Hougc, La., lu which It was mentioned that tho department of superintendents would meet In this city In I'cbruory. A committee, comprising Messrs. I-oveJoy, Curtis, and l'owcll was appointed to mako arrangement for tbo reception of tho delegates. On motion of Gen. lllrncy, Mrs. Mary V.. Mcl'hcrson, of tho Woman's Christian Tcin pcrnnco Union, was given permission to ob tain tho signatures of teachers to a petition to Congress asking that body to pass tho bill Incorporating sclcutlllc temperance studies In tbo schools, THE NEW OllllEll Ol' TIIIMli. Tho following letter was then read : OlEICE OP TIIECuMMPesiosrns, DuTliierop CciLtisiniv, WAsiiiNimiv, Dec JO, 18V. Iiitiif. Boviip OP Sdiiioi. TlilslitJi (fCiiffcmen, Tho letter of 5 our secretary bearing date Dec 22, lfcM, transmitting n resolution declaring tho schedule ol salaries ortcacners fixed by tho school trustees for the present year to bo lu tho main oqultablo and not excessive, and request ing tho commissioners of tho District of Colum bia to ask Congrcis to appropriate tho sum of ii-.isaiio mcciaucncicucy in tno nmouai ap propriated for thoso salaries, has been received nnd duly considered. On tho 8th or October, 1880, a letter was addressed to Mr. W. II, luuni, president, from this office, In which you wcro informed that "thcro Is no authority on tho part of thu commissioners or boanl of trustees io make nny couirncis in excess ui mo nppro- f illations, and thcro should be no promlso mado o Iho Iccchcts nor any Inducement hold out to tbcm, lcnillnp ihcin to suppoaa Hint they will receive a ii) such excess." 'Iho commissioners do not sco how th")' can consistently ask for a dcllclency under tho circumstances attending this caso, Tho appropriation mado by Congress Is luex cesssot that provided for tbo preceding vear, and It was Iho dun of nil concerned tosco that the salaries to which it was appllcablo wcro kci t within Ihonmount annroiiriatcd In fact . tho deficiency bos been created by ourselves; It has not grow u nut or any circumstances be yond your control or foresight, and It will not clo to ask Congress to mako a further appro priation, Vou wero distinctly authorized to llx the salaries of teachers upon tbo condition that tbo appropriation should not bo exco 'dod 'Iho commissioners, In this connection, would call jour attention to tho sixth section or tho act or Congress or Juno II, 1878, by which Iho "boanluflriistcosoripiibllo schools Is abolished aud alt tho powers and duties therefore exercised, or tunny way porforincd by tho said Imard, aro devolved upon tho com mlsslonersortho District ot Columbia. This provision of tho law Is so simple and plain that tin ro can bono doubt as to Its ciioct and as to tbo duly Imposed upon tho commission ers by the lawrcfi.rred to. Tblssccliou also pro. Ides that tho board shall appoint nineteen (afterward chauged to nine) Persons who shall bo trustees ol the publlo schools, and us such havo tlio "cnro mid rnaungemcut ortlio school iindcrexlstlng laws," 'Ihocoramlsstonorsnro ndvlscdby counsel that unilc" this net they arc clothed with nil Iho powirs and diitlcscit the board or trustees of public schools as they existed at tbo date of tbo tussaga of tho said net nf Congrisi, and tint tho trustees appointed then under nro their agents, and nssueh responslblo to them Several orders havo been inndo delegating tn the trustees of public schools n portion of tho power of tho commissioners with respect then to. Ihu said trustees havo been actlugasnbonrd nf trustee, nnd havo alto performed many of tho duties, nnu nave cxcrciseu mucu oi mu iiuinnruy uc longlng to tho board nl trustees under tho laws existing at tho date of tbo passage of tbo said act of Congress, and as all tills has boon dono with tho acquiescence of tho commissioners, It would seem that theso actions of tho trustees have received such sanction as to giro them tbo authority or legal acts. This condition ot ntlalrs has produced Its natural consequences, and tho iccullar condition or things now ex isting belw ren Iho commlssloncrsand tho trus tees of publlo schools Is ouo of thoso conse quences. It Is Impossible tn tell nan whero tho purview orono ends and that of tbo other begins Tho commissioners think it It tlmo that this anomalous condition of things should lease' that their authority as commissioners mould be nsserlcd, nnd that tho duties and powers of tbo trustees should ba distinctly de fined Hie only legal ftinctloulo bo oxcrclsod hy the tru'tccs iippolnlcd under tlio law Is "tho care nnd management of tho schools," But It Is evident that tills function cannot bo excr ched until tho school Is completo In all lis parts. 1 ho term "schools" as hero mod evi dently embraces all tho appurtenances nr a school, such us a school house, a collection or pupils, a teacher, and tho proper persons to havo charge or earn or tlio school house. When applied to a system of schools such as exist In tills District, thl term tclionl nlso Im ludes tbo niperlntendcney or hii pen Mon of thctjstem This being so, Iho com mlssloncrs arc or opinion that thoy. and not tho trustees, nro clothed with tlio nuthorlty necessary to tho propor creation and regulation of tho schools, that Is to say, tho selection or tbosuicrlntondrntof schools nnd bH aislsl mils, of Iho teaebe rs who aro tn have chnrgo of each articular school, nnd of tho persous lo w bom nro lo bo Intrusted thu caro or tbo sev eral school houses lu the District. Besides this, tbo commissioners have tho dim imputed upon them to sell ct sites tor school bultdln:, todctcrmlno when school houses nroncoled. anil to erect siuh houses when uejilod, to llx and determine the salaries of teachers, ami to sec that such salaries nro duly paid All this tho commissioners nro to do w Ith certain nucli des bv them selected, nnd tho law does not limit ihcin In tlm character or number of tho agencies to which they are to report, except ns icunonnmucroi iriisiees, wiio nro uiiuoiuii i illy one of tho-e agencies, nnd ns to tho italics tnbensslgncd to such trustees, that Is to siy, Iho care aud management of schools, 'Iberu words "ciuonuduianagcnicnt," which limit and control iho pow ers ot tho trustees, see m in tho commissioner lo bu broad cnoiwh to lucluilQ man) mid verv lmpirlaul mid lerponslblo diillcs Iho attorney lor Iho Dl'trlct, In speaking nf Hies du ller1, uses this language: " 1 ho trustees, without pii), nro to tako this duo and mnuiucincnt (ibviuii-l) while tliclr duties lira or lliohlghoit (bnrniler, ill lit ale nml Important, iwu initio I crforiunticu of w h'ch.otlu r needed conditions being pint lde'd, the usefulness of the schools mun mainly ill irnnl The) Uo within a nar row compass, und pertain quite oxcludvoly to the wotl.lug power ot the ediicitloual ma chinery, which the) neither supply, maintain, nor rcjnir I'tnn theso liuitortaiil matters nipil and re; air their action cannot bo but udtisory " Alter speaking nl tho distinction made by tho law I etwee ii the schools lor white nnd colored clilhln n, tho attorney goes on tu say w hat ccrcloliirecsury lu the way of classifica tion of i upds, grading schooU numbers lo o ich leather, hi lira of ussembling mil leiutli of session, Ibo wholo mntler or discipline In tho sihools, examination, promotion, criticism or tempers anil methods ut teaching tho aourso nf study, the 1 ouks to bo used, tut- peril ips i .I ber mailers khhIuIuk 1 1 the- wi Humor the si hcols nro nmoiu thu pun en mid duties of tlio Uusties" 'I ho commissioners deslro lo glvosueh firm tn Hie duties nlsito tpccllled its will relloto tbcm front all uncertainty and llx the limits within which the tninectnre to act With this vliwlhet propose lor Iho present to annul all ciders licitloloie mud.' by them deli'itltl'U nny of that authority Willi h properly b 'Ion; to Ihcin In Ihc Unities and limy further nn pose, without del, tn ciusoMieh regit nil ns in le me lutied nnd Issued from tills ollleo as in In I epic puled and Issued from tills ollleo ns in tliclr fiidcini nt. In which thev would ba irlad their Jiirtcininl. lu which they would bsiilad till ct aided lit you met Lest for the g iod of liie KIlitliesciilHllsctl nils tunnel, ttry ruspt;i.b illy, WuiMsiiisntii Seeretvry. The chair then called for tho reports on the nomination of teachers and nt local ciuiinilttcis. but there sicmed to banliosl tniKV about milking icpuits, Tlm reading of tlio louiinisslnucrs' letter had thrown a damper upon the tmnrd. Mr. Suiltli asked that it matter rrforrol to him about Janitor Wronn bo luterre.l hack tn Iho commiticcou tcichira and Jani tors, which wmiIoiip Mr. Lovcjoy thought that tho letter from tho commissioners, referring to Mrs, Brown aud Miss Mjcrs, asking tor a suspension ot action, should, out of respect to the com missioners, bo deferred. Tho commission ers' letter showed that thoy took tho mattor out ot their hands. Jlr. Curtis thought differently. Tho as signment of a teacher was ono thing nnd the appointment of a teacher meant another. Tlio board should bo privileged In somo measures. Gen. Blrney thought tho matter should bo deferred to tho commissioners, out of respect fir Hi cm. Dr. 1'iinls was Inclined to tho views of Ocu, lllrncy. Mil. SMITH WV.NTS TO AIMOITIV "I move," said Mr. Smith, "that until wo havo a conference with tlio commissioners In respect tn the meaning of tliclr letter, that tho lionrd do now adjourn." 1 his motion created some sensation. Mr. Smith thought that the letter conveyed matters that were of serious Import. Tho commissioners hail taken from tho boanl all of lis powers, It left tho boanl unablo to do anything. Iho commissioners had stated what they had dona In tlio construction of school buildings, making out appropria tions for tho pay of tho cm ploc. and now they claimed tho right to appoint tho superintendents, supervising principals, their assistants, teachers, und Janitors, which left the board without nn thing to do. Uo moved to adjourn sine die, or to appoint a commlttco lo wait on tho commissioners to find nut what they meant. Ho was ntscato kuov what they meant hy the "care nnd mnnige inent" of tho schools. To go on nut know ing what would bo tlio outcomo was to him only a farce and a burlesque. (ie. niiiM-.v (onsfiiv uivr. Gen. lllrncy did not think that tho com missioners Intended In tako nvvay nuy tights Immediately. 'Micro wcro matters that should bo attmded to at that meeting. Tho letter of the commissioners proposed to do something, not now, but when flic tlmo w ns proper for them todoso. IIo differed with tlio commissioner In their Interpreta tion of tho law defining their powers and thoso of the boanl. Tho letter was u sur prise to him, though ho had received some Intimation of It during tho nfternooii. It wipes out all tbo legal power granted tho lioord. It reduces tho lxinnl to n botnl ot visitors. It was wrong lu policy: It was w rung in it icgni sense. Mil. SMITH VOAtV. Mr. Smith wanted to know whatlho com missioners meant, "I don't vvaut tho com missioners," ho said, "to undo tho things that wo will do to night, Let us ascertain from them tho limits ot tho power of the hoard. Let us know whero wo aro drifting. My proposition Is tn suspend all action until wo do know. I don't want to bo a part to a thing that will ho n farce " THE I10AII11 BENTrNCEII HIT NOT Ht'MI. "It would bo n matter of courtesy." sutr- gested Gen. Blincy, "to tako action upon tho requests that tho commissioners havo made. Their action has not ct been taken. 'I he proposo to notify us when they will dcllno the rules to guldo tho boanl. Thcro otoceilain things which wo should do to night." Mr. Lovcjoy thought that at present the boanl had no power to create or regu late school matters, and that tho most respectful thing to do wus to ad journ. Dr. l'urv Is thought that tho language ot tho letter was very Indefinite. Ho did not thin), that tho commissioners meant to do any Injury to anyone. IIo wanted to see Iho lommltlco on teachers' report read. To pass upon tlilugs that wcro waiting for action would ho proper. Tho teachers who wcro waiting upon tho hoard for action In their behalf would havo a moral support f;lv en them. "Probably for tho moral effect I would have," suggested Mr. Lovcjoy, "It would ho best to relievo tho teachers' minds." "linovo that tho board adjourn," reiter ated Mr. Smith. A debate ogaln sprung up, during which Mr. Smith askid Mr. Curtis (who occupied the chair) how tho question would be settled. Mr. Curtis. I give It up. Mr. Smith. This matter about tho teach ers will tako caro of Itself. If they nrn to le appointed or dismissed that will ho done sootier or later by tho board or tho commis sioners. 1 ho teachers w ill not lie Interfered Willi that cnu bo nssurtd. HOW AllOCT THE VClOt'NTS 7 Mr. Curtis. How about tho bills awaiting nntirov al ? Mr, Smith. Let tho commissioners tako the responsibility. Mr. Curtis. "Don't the treasury reqiihe tho approval of tho Mill" Sir. famllb. "Tho Iwnrd's nppiov.il Is n matter ot form. Others examine theso bills biforo they get hero. Don't let ushnvouiiy moro trouble. Let thcro be no farce acted. 1 move to adjourn." fir.N. lllllMii JOINS Mil. SMITH. flcii. Blrncv agreed with tho spirit and stand that Mr Smith had taken. Ho thought that tho commission! rs w ould ma terial! cliango their standpolut. The havo no legal stand. After further debate, nnd at tho request of Mr, Lotcjn, Mr. Smith withdrew his motion to allow thu commlttco on teachers to report tlio names ot thoso teachers io signing and tho appointments In their places. Tho committee on accounts reported hills to tho amount ot$2,100.1S, which wcro njiprovtd. Mr. Lovcjoy then moved that tho sum of 4121.11, which was realized somo cars ueo h thu procculs ot entertainments given hy the Barntt Dramatic Club for tho purpose nf erecting a monument to thu memory of W. W. Beaton, bo turned over to tho high school to ho used as a fund toere.itonphjsl cal laborutor . Tho motion was agreed to. Mr. Smith then moved that a committee of thrco bo appointed to milt upon tho com missioners mid confer with them In refei cuco to the matters suggested In their letter. Tills was adopted. The choir oppolntcd Messrs. Smith, Mr roy, nnd Curtis. AiiJOfiiNrii nv rniE. At this Jnncturo Mr. At Leo discovered a big Hie in ur tho school building aud torn inuiilcnlcd tho fact to thu board, A hasty motion to adjourn was mado nml vvjs ns quickly canleil out. run: at tiii: rovrr.it mansion-. The i:OUiilstor ti Spain IIuriis.il Out of Ills lltlllll. The flro alarm at V 11 o'clock last night was fora (lroattho nslilcncoof Bon John Y. Toi ler, No 1 t'.ij I street tinrthwist '1 hero was n big blare, nnd a large crondof pcoplo gathered In front nml stood for au hour lu tho cold nlr watch lug tbo ilremen. 1 ho flro started In tho sen nubs' hall, which U located at tho top of the building, while Iho family uero gath ered in the j arlor. AlcucmI alarm was sent cm, but even after tho Ilremen nrrlted Hiiro was somo delay lu getting water, and the lire g lined considerable hunt wuy 'Ibo fumes hud spread oter tbo to lloor, nnd the policemen unci Ilremen, assisted by members or thu family and sert ants, set ubotit rciiulngtho handsome worU ol virtu und bile-n-brno which Mr 1 osier collocled abroad, 'iho family tnk ruliiko In tho houso or Hon John . lhomiuon, u lew doors ft way, nnd Hie iit'Iclcs euvs.il were taken to Mr. Ihomiisoii's houe Alter an hour's work tho tiro was extinguished. Iho furni ture of the homo was almost ruined by the water, and the wholo third story of iliu house, wus completely gutted, iho house wus en clctl by tho lalo Clark Mills tiio null tor, ami was nt ono tlmo considered ono ol the handsomest houses In tho city, bchu t uliK tl nt uoolll EJU.UUU. It wasnt ono (limine.. , u,led by Postmasterlteiternrtlresliam h is now owned tl uy air. iiiompsoii. mo iiiruuurc l I tlio houso wus worth about 10,000, 'Iho mist was esiimuicu at annul ;ju,isi 'Io tin) bad been set for tho mnrrluronf Miss I'tlltli 1 osier, Ihu daughter of Mr lotlci. to Kit A. M. Dulles, ur Detroit, Mich Iho latter with soma friends wcro spendln; the lulling ut Iho bouse Tho Weiithci. ' For Wailihigion nud viclulty Fair, warmer i w collier A warm wavo Is approaching Irani the Missouri yallcy, tho loinperiituro will rlso slightly during today- and decidedly on 1 holiday. Tbermomrlrlo rcadlngs-3 a. m fl.3s 7 a. m , 2.0, 11 a, m 6 !, 3 p. in., 1.1 oj 7 p. m l!.oi 10)t, in., D.Si Up m., I.lj mean tem perature, 0.11; maximum, 11."; minimum, 2 G: mean relative humidity, SO"; total pre cipitation, .0 Inches. AID FOR THE STREET ARABS., THE MASS Mf.CTlSO AXI) WHAT WAS HAH) THKUKAT. Mr. Itrnee's l'rnctlcnl Iteinnrlts on llin Needs of I ho Newsboy-Cnininlssloner I. 1. Hilton 1'rrscnU Some Statistics Senator Ifnwley's l'lca for tlio Hoys. There wero lots of good things said aliout tbo newsboy at Wlllard's Iliill last night, and n Inrgo audience, coniiocd of tho raostpronl ncnt society people, llslcnod to them Too meeting was In tho Interest of tlio Washington Newsboys' Aid Society-, whlcli numliersnmoiu Us advocates somo or tho ladles of this (In, who havo been foremost In other plillm throplcal works. Among tho gentlemen tented onthoslago were: Commissioner Ucbb, lion. D. B. Laton. Senators Harrison nnd llswley. Dr. I.'. M (lallnudct, Dr. J. S. Billings. Dr. W. W.Uoddlng, Hon, 1), It. James, and Johu A. Baker. Tho meeting was ca'I'd to order hy Jintlco Miller, Chief Justice Watte being unablo to at tend, In his Introductory remarks Justices Miller slated thopurposoof Ibo meeting lo ba In tho Interest of the homeless and frlondles newsboys; tn tako steps toward establishing: an Institution wbcro they could ba properly trnlncd. ' Ho then Introduced Charles I nraeo, tho Etirctiiry of tho Now York children's Aid Sj clcly, which devotes a largo share of Its atten tion In newsboys, Mr Braco is a flno looking, middle-aged gentleman, resembling greatly I-onl Salisbury, thu I'n?llsti primo minister. Ho began by say tag that tho society which ho represented had been formed thirty years ays lu New York city, and said that ter l,0 boys had been lu tbo homo slnco then. Dooms had been found In tho west for 7V boys. 'Iho homo for tho boys, ho salt), had been conducted on n clem, oeii scale, with every attention to tho sanitary com fort of tho occupants Iho fool for them was healthy nnd clean, and tho effort had been made to lead them from tho condition when found to nblghcr position, by Instructing them In the simple forms of education and a proier rcpect lor religion. Tho lioys liked tbo latter administered In practical form, and such eiloits did moro to eradicate bad Ideas from tliolr heads than anything else. Mr, Brace was follow eil by lion. D. II. Baton, who prefaced his remarks by complimenting the ladles interested, "ijidlcs." said Mr. l'ntnn aro tbo originators or thoso things, and the men help them." Thcro was a faint, rlpplool applause at this, and Mr, Baton got from his pocket n collection or statistics, rrom which bo argued that a netvslioys' establish ment was necessary . "As necessary," said M r. Ijiton, "as cltlllMllon" Thcro aro, ho said. Just -I I.6H children lu Washington who aro obi enough to attend school, whilo l'l.CM) white aiidlLOOOciilorcct do so Tbo ntirage dally attendance Is only ai ooo, I'n m tbo subject of idrcatlon he went to Iho criminal records, saying that the Lici arrests mado hero last y car, nut of 2111,000 inhabitants, was greater lu proportion thnu arrests In Now rkclty. IIo pointed to tho fact of tho ma jority or tho arrests being or tho colored rsvcw as an lllu-tratton ortlio need or moro extensive) educational facilities, and thought that tho work in prospect wasono way of attaining to this end, and should receive general commen dation Senator Harrison made a few remarks com mending the objcil of tho meeting, and Sciu tor Haw Icy said (hot ho had had somo ex perience w lib "lucso llttlo chaps" for whom nnettorlwastobo made, l'rnm his observa tion nsnncdilor, ho believed that Mr. Draco had performed a grand work, and ho hoped tn sco somo day a monumcut to commemorate it. There was ono thing ho belletcd necessary, ami that was belter laws hero for the pmtci Hon of nit classes, and ho had no doubt, If thu case suro properly stated to Congress, somo re He f would be secured. Between tbo tpetihes tho Misses Harvey ren dered sonic pretty ballads. A pamphlet selling forth tho needs for funds, with an appeal la thu public, was distributed, THK rsUCCKSdlON' BILL. A l'ut ornblo Iteport by tlio House Com mittee Tho 1'rcscnt System llclletctl Unconstitutional Tho commlttco on the election ot President nml Vice President, In reporting tho Hour suc cession hill to the House, say that tbo existing scheme of presldcnllal succession Is believed lo bo unconstitutional, and If occasion bail ever arisen fur putting It In force trouble, would probably havo resulted Tlio majority or the commlttco think that Cabinet nillccrs selected by tho chosen Presi dent of the people, by and with the consent of Ihc Senate, Iho r-presentatlto body ortlio sov ereign states, Is certainly a proper sue cessor Its Iho administration of tbo government for I ho remainder of a term. in conclusion tho report says, "Tbo passigo of this act trill meet tlio Just expectations ol" Iho pcoplo to pros Ido for nn evil that may bo full us; and whether It Is perfect tn nil rcspei t to meet tho difficulties that coufront lis or not. it is much belter than tho present system gsv crnlng tho presidential succession, and will at least put tho question, In Its present shape, nt rest until It may be definitely settled by consti tutional amendment, or such other means a Corgrcss may determine. ' TTii:iii:iini:wy taiii. Meeting of tlm Ciilniulttco A L.irgts Influx of DonatlmiK. Tba committee In chargo of tlio Hebrew fair, to bo held at tbo Wiles' Hall, mot last ciculii nt Oil Seventh street, 11 King, Jr., in the Chair, 'ibe articles donated aro getting very numer ous, nnd giv o tho headquarters of tho commit tec tbo appearance, of a vtcll stocked store. A great deal of discu-slou w as called forth over tho proposition tu placo n blcy clc amous tbo list of articles (olio voted for. Among the ar ticles thus to bo disposed or arc all I) Id l'cl low' and Knights ol Pythias' goldmciUI com' blued, n satin llnul swallow tall coat nud ten, n sworn suitable for Odd 1'clloiv or Mason, n, solid slit cr printer's composing stick, n dojk to go lo Iho most opular nowspaicr,nudtn the real estate Hue a Htlotoalot In Huntington, I'rltico George county, Md , will bo given to tho person hating tho most tiieuds to back: him with their money in buying votes. A handsome sit Uh Is ulo among tho flit, as well as ft 8.1," doll. Ills very probablo that cither Speaker Cnrllslo or Senator Sherman will bo Im Hid lo open the 1'ilr. Tho iiciripjperot" thu lair has already had nearly SJin worth of advertisements secured for It, audalarjii num ber of contributors of national uotc militant buditl IltcuU I.nst.Mglit. Thu city resembled a northern capital I nt ct cnlng, w Uh lis suow carnlv al and multitiido of prominent social emits Tho chief Jiutlco and Mrs. Vt alto held their second reception. Minister West havo a ball, and fjenator iKtlpli gnte a reception and Uancoto Inlrodiico his daughter. All thrco or tbeso ctcuts were or exceptional brilliancy l'lru lit it 8ciulnitry A fire broke out nt 1W5 1 street about lu clock, yesterday afternoon at Miss Lipscomb s sem inary, and damaged tho building to tho extent cu & 0. 'I he cause was an ot crhiulcd ftinure. I'.Mlt U'lTVi: IXrOHMA'ITON'. Iho Saw llcilstir lor lSWwIll bo Its led about leb i, aud Ibo Army lteglttcr by l'cb, 10 The compliollcr of Iho curronoy yoslenl tv appointed 1 ruuk II. Host to bj receiver ol iho 1 list Nailunal llankol Lake City, Minn J. ( Broun, or tho otuco of comptroller of the currency, v hero ho was In charge of re ports of national buuk examiners, bis re signed. Iho formications board will hold it rucctliw nt tho Navy De nrtuiiut on Mttirdiy to pin Dually ujKin tho official icportto botrausiulttc 1 tu Congress. A. C l'owler has resigned as llrst assNtjtu examiner In ihuclei'lrlculdltlslciiiofthiipiti'iit ollleo to eivao lu tlio praclleo ot patent tttiv tn New Yolk illy. W It, Berry Ins been prom itcd nun a sub dilute i Ink to u llrst griulu clerk luiliuitdy loslolllco mid (.' It Uc-yuolils has been tip pointed substitute clerk. l'fiicnts liuto been Issued to the fiiltowlur Wntliliiulouliiiis ( harles Ilaiiin, ulnra service! .,.,.. ....... ,, . ....,... ....... ..n ..., .... ' ,Vi, "ami Man Feiroit. .In: "'"' u V 'I tinman, a colored mes-icm-cr In tins cftlcooi the) beeretaryof tho Navy, has ro sltned by ro'iticst, to tako onset on the lit t In-iuiit Tlio bccictary wants tho placo for it irkiid The Swataru will not he ready lor sos. fur at iia-ui mouth It was supposed that tlio ro pilis on herwere completed last wcok, but considerable work will bo necessary on her ui garbles. 1 ho sales of paslago stamps, postal cards, M , nt the l'ostollleo Department on Moudtv was tho largest ovcrmado. 'Ilicrowcrootcrn.OOJ.noi lottal cards and 40(iOO,us) staiupi told, 'Iho sales aggregated S5cnt,2W.l Postmasters havo been dismissed as follows for rendering fatso returns of Iho business of their ottlccs trom ltao to lt& for tho purpose ol Increasing their compensation: Isaao Udraoits ton, (ireenCoie, Washington county, Va.i John Ward. Hanover, Iowa, and W, 11, I'oiviull, Mount Head, N.V,