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i i Ai.isiiEi) kveicv mmdav v -UK FMennan 6 Farmer PnKisMng Co. PEICE $1.50 PER YEAR J SUMMARY OF CONGRESS. Senate Proceed ings. 1st Day. At the opening of the Fiftieth Congress the Senate Chamber wore a fresh anl tasteful appearance. The floors and gal leries were newly carpeted, and the desks glistened in their coat of varnish, the odor of which mingled faintly with that of the bou quets and gorgeous floral devices which en livened the picture. The Senator rat fa vored in the matter of flowers was Mr. Daniel, of Virginia. The devices were all of mammoth proportions, and covered not only his desk and chair but overlapped upon the desks of his neighbors. The galleries were filled, Mrs. Cleve land being conspicuous among the visitors. The diplomatic gallery was filled by members of the various legations, the front seat being occupied by the Chinese Minister, his secretaries and associates. The Senate Chaplain, ltev. J. (i. Iiutler, opened the proceedings with prayer. The President of the Senate. Mr. Ingalls, then took the chair and called the Senate to order. lie said ho would now place before the JSenate the certificates of election, the certificates of appointment and other pap?rs received since the adjournment. In the swearing in of Senators-elect, Mr. Hoar made objection to the administration of the oath to Mr. Faulk ner, of West Virginia, until certain questions to which his credentials gave rise could be pas-sed upon by the Committee on Privileges and Elections. At the suggestion of Mr. Kenna, the matter was referred to that Committee without a vote, and the swearing in of Senators continued. At the conclusion of this ceremony Messrs. Hoar and Morgan were appointed as a committee to notify the President that the Senate was ready to re ceive the message, and at 1 o'clock the Senate adjourned. Jn Day. Mr. Harris suggested that bills and mc-morials might be introduced and re ferred. Mr. Hoar opposed the proposition, stating that it vas an ancient custom of the Senate not to enter upon any ordinary busi ness until after hearing the communication from the President, at the beginning of the hession. That was a mark of respect due from the legislative department of the Gov ernment to the Executive. He therefor? moved a recess for half an hour. The mo tion was agreed to. After the recess the President's Message was received and read. Adjournment followed. House Procecdi iifjs. 1st Day. Long before noon the gal leries of the House were crowded to their utmost capacity with spectators of both sexes, drawn together to witness the opening scenes of the Centennial Congress. At noon the Clerk of the House called the body to order, and was about to call the roll when a man in the gallery started a Salvation army hymn, which he sang lustily until ejected by a" doorkeeper, which was not until several minutes had elapsed, as the crowd impeded the officer in his attempt to reach the musi cian. The Clerk then proceeded with the roll ca'l amid a good deal of confusion, caused by gentlemen renewing old acquaintances or forming new ones amid much talk and laughter. The pages were kept busy carry ing belated bouquets and floral designs to the proper recipients. After roll call Mr. Carhse, of Kentucky, was re-elected Speaker by l(i:J votes to 14S for Mr. Heed, of Maine, and 'J for Mr. Brumm, of Penns3'lvania. Mr. Carlisle made a speech of thanks, in which he directed attention to the important labors which would devolve upon the present Con gress, and dealt with much stress on the im perative necessity of such a moderate and reasonable reduction of the tariff as would guarantee the laboring people against the ef fects of financial depression and at the same time not deprive them of any part of the just rewards of their toil. The work of orga nizing the House was then proceeded with. The House was then called by States, and the oath of office administered, alter which Messrs. Cox, Randall and Cannon were ap pointed a committee to wait upon the Presi dent and inform him that the House was ready to receive any communication he should see fit to make. 2d Day. Mr. Miller (Texas) offered a resolution directing the Speaker to appoint the Committees on Rules, Accounts, Enrolled Bills and Mileage, each to consist of the same number of members as is provided for by the rules of the Forty-ninth Congress, and refer ring the rules of the Forty-ninth Congress to the Committee on Rules when appointed. Adopted Several amendments to the House rules were proposed The President's Message was received and read, and then the House adjoined. THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL. "Work Done During the Year in Mr. Garland's Office. Attorney-General Garland says in his an nual report that the number of ordinary suits now pending in the Court of Claims is 1,110, involving the sum of $13,50,000. The num ber of cases filed under the Bowman Act is 1, 819,involving about $50,000,000. The petitions filed in the French spoliation cases number 5,51.0, representing 2,00' vessels and about $30,OOO.OOJ. The amount reported in favor of claimants in the eighty-one of these cases passed upon, is about $4?5,000, varying in sums from $00.40 to .45,:1$.X In the course of the fiscal year 1,777 civil suits were terminated. In 02-3 of these, judg- viuents were for the United States, in lUi for the defendants. The aggregate amount of ." XVjrments rendered in favor of the United 'of vniwas $1,051,:)0, and the amount ac t ' J 4 Elected on these judgments was $s propri- . tillLT, ,rOrnev'eneral says he is now more th lilt - I I.V J1V. ' 1 V ' 4. a the ent parr? ton tiary. He sivs that conductiiiar a government peui- VVvmri not be greater eventually than the1 .LOUD of subsisting the prisoners ln tOClltious penitentiaries throughout the cou; i ill be. He advocates the appoint mei a 11 fo commission to inquire into the ad-visa.- y of building Government peniten tiary ana a reformatory. ue Aitorney-Ueneral urge ara appropria tion for the erection on the grouiM adjacent tarthe Department of Justice, of a suitable building for the accommodation of the Su preme vxmrt ana other courts and Commis sions of the United States. A reorganization of the Department of Justice in accordance with the incrc amount; ana important cnaracter or its uusi ness is also urged. The library, furniture, eta. of the lal King Ludwig. of Bavaria, at Lindenhof.' which cost $ KX),0o0, have just been sold for $4,000. Hig carriages and sleighs have been sold to a circus manager, and his deor are in menagerie. v tased 1. i v CABINET CHANGES. Don 31. Dickinson Appointed Postmaster-General. i Mr. Vilas Succeeds Mr. Lamar, the Nominee for the Supreme Court. The President on Tuesday sent the follow ing nominations to the Senate: Lucius Q. C. Iamar, of Mississippi, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Don M. Dickinson, of Michigan, to be Post-ma-ter-(JeneraL William F. Vilas, of Wisconsin, to be Sec retary of the Interior. The President also nominated the following officers appointed during the recess of Con gress: Charles S. Fairehild, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury; George L.. Rivers, of New York, to be Assistant Secretary of State; Isaac H. Maynard, of New York, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; Sigourney Butler, Massachusetts, to be Sec ond Controller of the Treasury ; James W. Hyatt, of Connecticut, to be Treasurer of the United States. The New Supreme Court Nominee. L. Q. C. LAMAR. Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar was bom in Putnam County, Georgia, September 17, 1S25, and graduated from Emory College in 1815. He studied law under the Hon. A. H. Chappell, and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He went to Mississippi in 184'.), and was made professor of mathematics in the Mis issippi Universitj. He resigned in 1850 and went to Covington, Georgia. He es tablished a law prac tice and was elected to the I legislature in 1S5;'. In 1854 he returned to Mississippi and was sent to Congress. He sat in the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses. In ltl he represented his State in the Convention of the Southern States, and during the s ime year entered the Con federate army. In ISOo he was sent by Presi dent Davis to Russia on diplomatic business. After the close of the war he was sent to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses, and in 1877 was sent to represent Mississippi in the United States Senate, and continued to do so until given the position of Secretary of the Interior by President Cleveland. The New Postmaster-General. DON M. DICKINSON Mr. Dickinson will be the youngest mem ber of Mr. Cleveland's Cabinet. He was born at Auburn, N. Y., in 1845. His father Asa Dickinson, was a distant relative of Daniel S. Dickinson, but belonged to the Massachusetts Dickinsons. He went to Michigan when Don was a small boy. The new Postmaster-General was educated at the State University at Ann Arbor, graduating in 180(3. Three years later he received his diploma from the law school and began to Eractise. At first he had a desk in his older rother's office. When the latter, already a rich man, went to New York to accept a re tainer of $10,000 a year from one of the largest dry-goods firms there, he gave his business to Don. On receiving this encouraging gratuity Don took into partnership another Dickinson, Julian G., who was no kin whatever to him, but knew "how to collect debts. The two prospered and separated, but Don held to gether the large collection business, in which he had made a good deal of money. The firm is now Dickinson, Hosmer & Thurber, and the senior partner is said to have an in come all told of over $40,000 a year. A large part of this comes from his collection bureau, which he runs independently of the firm. He hires two or three good lawyers and a big corps of clerks and pushes the busi ness with an energetic hand. He is famous for promptitude and never stups when he gets after a debtor until he collects his judg ment and hands over the cash to his client. He is said to be worth half a million, and Mrs. Dickinson, who was a Grand Rapids girl, has a fortune of $150,000 in her own right. They have only one child, a little girl three years old. Mr. Dickinson is a slender, black-haired man, with black side-whiskers flanking a thin, pale face. He has been a delegate-at-largo in every National Democratic Convention since 1870. He was an enthusiastic Cleveland man long before the Chicago Convention, and never saw the President until he met him bv invitation in Buffalo in December, 1884, when Mr. Cleveland had gone there to arrange his affairs preparatory to making his home in the White House. Then, in company with Judge Lothrop, now Minister to Russia, Mr. Dickinson called on Mr. Cleveland. The two took a fancy to each other which time has only strengthen. Where there is no want of will there TO (fin jU fli be no want of opportunity. THE NEWS SUMMARY. Faitern and Middle State. Five men were burned three of them with probably fatal result by an explosion ot natural gas on a farm nesr Washington, .Penn. Theee are more than 51,000,000 in the sav ings banks of Massachusetts for which there are no known owners. The election for Mayor in Providence, re sulted as follows: Bobbins (Republican), 5.180; McNally (Democrat), 2,W2; Blodgett (Prohibition), "ii Three men were instantly killed, a fourth died in a few hours and a fifth was fatally injured by th exp'osion of a locomotive s boiler near Hazleton, Penn. All the vic tims were railroad employes. Three doomed murderers imprisoned in the New York Tombs have ben detected in an attempt to escaie by sawing the iron bars of their cells. South and Wet. Old Stephney Bailey, of Columbia. Sonth Carolina, confessed on his deathbed that ho had murdered his three wives. The Mayor and ten Aldermen of Lincoln, Nebraska, were locked up in jail in Omaha by order of Judge Brewer, of the United States Court, liecauso they refused to obey one of his rulings. The National Committee of the Prohibi tion party met at Chicago and elected Pro fessor Samuel Dickie, of Michigan, as chair man, to succeed the late John B. Finch, of Illinois. Mrs. A Br: i., who had been prepared for burial, near Oakland, III., sat up in her cof fin. Seeing her surroundings she fainted away. In an hour she gave birth to a son, and moth er and child are now doing well. George Norman, of New London, Mo., was bitten last summer by a dog. lie dreamed the other night he saw himself dying of hy drophobia. Convulsions followed soon after he awoke, and hi died in great agony. Frederick Kd wards, of Darlington Coun ty, S. C, while assaulting his wife, was com nianded by his son John to stop, lie replied with a blow, when th; young man tired a gun, killing his mother, wounding his father, and probably fatally injuring his sister, who was also trying to defend the mother. A bronze statue of the late Prceident Gar field was unveiled in Cincinnat i. Governor Foraker and Congressman Taylor delivered eulogies. Four men were burned to death in the Lawrence House, Brookville, Kansas. It has been finally decided to place the bodies of the executed Anarchists in Mount Greenwood Cemeteiy, twenty miles from Chicago. Additional testimony confirms the charges of horrible cruelty made against the women managers of the Indiana State Female Re formatory. Jumping Dog, an Indian who recently fired Cheyenne Agency, killed two of his guards and committed suicide with a pair of shears. A crowd of white men at Charleston, Miss., took three negroes from js.il and shot them, on suspicion that their victims had attempted to kill a farmer. Washington. Postmasters appointed by the President: Robert M. Carpenter, at Audubon, Iowa; Anna E. Ratcliff, Cimarron, Kan. ; William R. G. Estes, Skowhegan, Maine; John H. Larkin, Cohoes, N. Y. ; George G.Sch winger, Tonawanda, N. Y. ; George Daniel, San dusky, Ohio; George W.Larne, Colfax, Wash ington Territory. A great hall for conventions and other public uses is to be built in Washington. The revenue of the Government from all sources during November amounted to about $30,500,000. The disbursements nearly equaled the receipts. During November the national debt was increased $1,490,35'). .This unusual result is due to the heavy disbursements for pensions. The principal of the debt is now $1,004,461, 36.38 and the interest $11,355,124.04, making he total debt $l,075,S10.(K;0.4i. Total cash in Treasury, $504,550,105.80. The National Fishing Association has sent an agent to Washington for the winter to keep track of fishing legislation and report to the fishermen. The coinage executed at the mints during November amounted to $7,ii97,280 and the total number of pieces coined was 13,614,400. Six: men who have completed various terms of imprisonment have just been par doned by the President so that they may bo restored to the rights of citizenship. There are the unusually large number of twenty-seven red-headed men m the lower House of the present Congress . Congressman TowNSHEND,of Illinois, pro poses a consolidation of all the bureaus at Washington in a new department, to be known as the Department of JIndustries and Public Works. Foreign. Corea is about to send a Minister to the United States to represent the Corean Gov ernment. Professor Williams, of Ottawa, Canada, predicts that there will be no recurrence of disastrous earthquakes in North America be fore 1900. An explosion of fire damp in a colliery in Poremba, Silesia, killed thirteen miners and wounded a number of others. The second trial of Lord Mayor Sullivan, of Dublin, for printing in his paper reports of suppressed branches of the National League, resulted in a conviction. Mr. Sul livan was sentenced to two months' imprison ment, but without labor. An immense timber raft, designed for New York, has been launched at Nova Scotia. After a desperate conflict, in which there was serious bloodshed, the St. Petersburg police captured a Nihilist rendezvous and factories for the manufacture of dynamite. Twenty persons were killed and many in jured by an earthquake at Besignano, Italy. The place was almost entirely destroyed, and 4,000 people are rendered homeless. The town of Bogliana has also been badly damaged. NEWSY GLEANINGS. Deer are reported very numerous in parti of Maine. Ostrich feathers have fallen from $300 to $35 a pound. Monkeytowx is the name of a new post office in Yazoo County, Miss. A Grand Rapids (Mich.) firm made 200, 00 J base balls the pa&t season. A Leghorn rooster that strums on the piano is exciting the good people of Salem, Three Mormon elders have been preach ing in the mountains of Roanoke County, Va. The manufacture of false teeth for horses is mentioned among the industries that are ' springing up. Since 1860 our manufactures have in creased from an annual product of $1,800, 000,000 to S7.000.00U.OJO. LATER NEWS. On Gloucester (Mass.) vess 1 ha: taken 500,000 pouads of olOVa in time trips this season, the largest catch ever lau le L John W. Quick, a fourteen-year-old Phila delphia boy, has been killed by excessive cigarette smoking. Two facti ons of boys lxad .a sanguinary fight in Erie, Penn.. early the other day. Eight participants were stabbed, two fatally, and eight arrests were made. Fifty armed men attempted to '-wipe ouf the town of Gypsum, CoL A pitched battle lasting over an hour took place, f hree citi ens and two of the mob were killed. In the habeas corpus cases of Attorney General Ayres and Commonwealth': Attor neys Scott and Metal?, of Virginia, the United Suites Supreme Court decides that the officials of a State cannot be punished for enforcing State laws. The effect of the decision is that State bond coupons are not receivable for taxes. The United States Labor Bureau is en gaged in sta tistics on marriage and divorce The bureau will report to Congress all mar riages and divorces granted in this country since 1"M7. The United States Supreme Court has de cided that a State has a right to tax out of existence or confiscate a business if it ii deemed to le productive o? poverty, and that no compensation can 13 claimed, thus upholding th3 prohibition laws of Kansas. Three railway employes were killed and two injured by the explosion of a train loco motive's boiler at Stellarton Station, Nova Scotia. Lord Lyons, late British Ambassador tc Paris, and in 185S British Minister to the United States, is de.id in his seventieth year- M. Gavard (Radical) has been elected President of Switzerland. Seventeen Massachusetts cities have been holding municipal elections. Ten cities voted for licensing saloons and four against. Two men were killed and two fatally in jured by the fall of a derrick at Port Rich mond, Penn. Five men were killed and three badly in jured by the fall of a water tower at Thom as ville, Ga. Three negroes were blown to atoms by a boiler explosion in Troup County, Ga. The Secretary of the Treasury estimates the total revenue of the Government for the next fiscal year, under the laws as they now stand, at $440,503,734. Lord Mayor Scllivan, of Dublin, has been taken to Tullamore jail, to serve his sentence of two months' imprisonment for publishing in his paper accounts of pro claimed branches of the Irish National League. THE NATIONAL BANKS. Figures From tlie Iteport of tne Comptroller of the Currency. The report of the Comptroller of the Cur rency shows that the total number of na tional banks organized up to October 31 is 3,805, of which 025 have gone into voluntary liquidation, 119 have failed, leaving in operation at that date 3,001. The total num ber of new banks formed during the last year is 225; number closed, 33, of which 25 went into voluntary liquidation, and 8 failed. The net increase in national bank capital during the year amounts to $30,572,325. On the other hand, there is a net decrease ol $50,495,590 in the circulation represented by bonds. The total amount of money paid in dividends during the past year is $2,10.3, 203.41. The affairs of five failed banks have been closed during the year, including among them one of those which failed during the year. In four cases out of the five the credi tors have received payment of principle and interest in full. In the other case, that of a bank which failed in 1879, the total dividends amount to eighty-one per ' ent. LOUIS F. ZIEGLER. T EWER -AND- UNDERTAKER EDENTON, N. C. KEPAIRIXIG, VARNISHING and UPHOLSTER ING FURNITURE A SPECIALTY". A full supply of cheap wood Coflin, fine Cases and Caskets and Metallic burial Cases furnished at short notice and at low figures. HEARSE AND TEAM FURNISHED WANTED. WHEN Aft I do ALL of my own work it enables me to fil order? cheap. Pictnies nnd Frames of every variety famished upon order.. Flare of bofiineps, the old IIankin Cabinet Shop, opposite the Woodard lloase. Main St. Residence, next door. M. E. ELLIOTT WITH CALLAHAN & BEMER, Wholesale Commission Dealers in GAME AND TERRAPIN, 3 & A Dock Sreet Fish Market, GAiJfoi BAY VIEW HOUSE. KING STREET, Near Court Sqcart, EPENTON u F. A. WHITE, Proprietor. Ii. L. RAL.FE, Clerk. This manificct house has Just lately be?n f -snd 1 urnirbed nrw from top to bottom sr. : .." now public. Its large aDd elejait roci, FACING EDENTON BAT, ar an attrictio not snrpafseil in Eaten Tiro . Table will be snpo'iied with the best tie mare: fords, Follie and attentive M-rrants Ln atiec, Free Hack to meet Trains and Steamers. First-class Accommodation in Every Waj sep!4-y New Tin EDENTON, N. C. navies Just purchased a eompicta set of NEW TOOLS, &c, I am better prepared to do all Lin da of Roofing, Guttering, Spouting and liawcrk at very short notice, REPAIRING NEATLY AND PROMPTLY KM, CUTED. GOOD WORK OR NO PAY. GIVE ME K TRIAL. .T. 11. Shop at Bond's Bakery. nov26-ly W. J. MOORE & CO. NEW STOCK Wines, Liquors & Cigars, IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC. California Wines, Foreign and Virginia Clarets. Agents for A. Werner's Celebrated Grape Milkno 11 alcoholic. .'t and examine at BAY VIEW BAR. Louis Tillery, FASHIONABLE BOOT & SHOE MAKER, Edenton, M. C. First-class repairlne done at short notice. A.f keep a full utocfc of Shoe Findings on haoJ. oj orders solicited. Prompt attention given. ly DK C. P. B0GERT, Surgeon & tVSechanical 7 EDENTON, IV. C PATIENTS VISITED WI1EN REQUESTED. ESTABLISHED 78G. I VJ. WHARTON, WHOLESALE COMMISSION DEALER IN Fruit, Produce, Fish, Oysters. Terrapin, Poultry, Game, tc, &.C., in season. No. 5 S. Delaware Ave. Market, FOOT OF DOCK STREET, &n PHILADELPHIA . Consignment solicited. Returns made iTo:ay'-)-Stcnciis furnithed. ; SAM'L J. SKINNER. Attorney at Law EDENTON, N, C. Practice in the State and Federal Courts. OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, HOOPER BUILDING -DONE- NEATLY AND PROMPTLY -by nil Fisherman and Farmer Publishing Company. Shop, PRINTIN6