Weekly , telegraph and Messenger.
MA«ON, FRIDAY. MARCH 21, 1884.
VOLUME L VIII—NO. 15.
.ZOCEEDINCS OF BOTH HOUSES OF
' CONGRESS YESTERDAY.
..., t orBlair on Universal Education—
* TM poat-omco Bill Passed by the
[TCLFdRAPUKD TO TO* ASSOCIATED PSESS.1
Washington, March 18.—In the Senate,
W 1U were intvoduced and appropriately
referred as follows: By Mr. Hawley, to
authorize the Secretary of the Navy to
offer a reward of twenty-live thousand
dollars for rescuing or ascertaining the
fate of the Qreely Arctic Expedition. Mr.
Hawley said such reward might induce
tome of the many ships cruising in or
about I he Arctic seas to keep a lookout for
the exploring party, or to turn occasionally
out of their course in order to gather infor-
'“ffhe'bUUoaid in the establishment and
ort of common schools
temporary support o[ common scnoois
was taken up. It appropriates for the first
vear $18,000,000, for the second year $14,-
oto 000 third year $13,000,000, and so on
tor ten years, decreasing $1,000 000 yearly,
to be expended for common school educa.
tlon the expenditure in each State to be
on tiie basis of illiteracy, the money to be
naid by the United States in the first in-
stance to the treasurers of the respective
States or such other agents as the States
may designate, the Secretary of the Inte
rior to have charge of the portion going to
the Territories. The bill asserts the object
to be not the establishment of an inde
pendent system of schools, but simply to
aid in the maintenance of State schools,
and provides that no part of the money
appropriated by the bill shall be paid out
in any State which shall not during the
first five years of the operation of the act
annually expend for common schools
at least one-third of the sum
allotted to it by the bill and during
the second five years a sum equal to the
wboieamountit shall be entitled to receive
under the act. One-tenth of the moneys
pzidto the States may be expended in
Ur. Blair addressed the Senate on the
bill. This was tbe most important bill
brought before the Senate sinco the war.
Had common schools existed everywhere
and in sufficient numbers all over the
United States there would have been no
war. Knowledge and virtue were natur
ally associated, olid were ewntinl to the
maintainince of a republican government
of free institutions. It was therefore the
psramount duty of the nation to see that
the citizens of the United States were edu
catcd. The American citizen, he eotitm
end, was always in public life, even with
out holding public office. He was tbe
governing power ol his country. He was
king. The education of the common
school was all that twenty-four-twenty
fifths of our citizens could secure, and tin
effort of the nation should be to secure to
all the highest possible good from the
common schools. According to tbe census
of 1350, out of the 80,000,000 of population
of the United States, there were 932-
100 per cent. who cottM not
read, and 12 44-100 per cent, who
could not write. The proportion of white
people who could not write was 0 90-100
per cent., and of colored 4X70-1CO per cer t.
The number o( persona of achool age was
18,827,331, while the number enrolled was
only 9,731.821, and even of tliat number
tbe actual average attendance waa only
5,30V 12. This lc to say the average at
tendance was about two-thirds of tbe en
rollment,or about one-thlnl of the number
that should attend.
In thirty-four cities ol tho United States
5 to 10 per cent. o( the child ren wore not in
school at all—that Is, would never know
how to read or write. More than one-
ninth of the citizens of the United States
were unable to read or write. Mr. Blair
cited itatlstics to ehow the varying propor
tions of illiterates to the whole
population for several years past.
The average immigration was now, he
laid,equalm intelligence to the averag
■of our native people, a fact not familiar to
the publie mluu. Three-fourths of the Il
literate voters of the country were In
the Southern States, these States hav
ing one-thlnl the voten of the country.
Between 1870 and 1880 there was no dlm-
Inition in the proportion of illiterates to
the whole population, as lhown by the
census tables, *Not more than three-
fourths of tbe voters, Mr. lllalr; thought,
had such a measure of educa
tion as to enable them intelligently to
Y'Jgn the reasons for and against
public measure which must
come before - them, and which
must ultimately be adopted or rejected by
the body of the people. A number of the
foremost educators of the ditferent sec-
uousol the country came before tlie com
mittees on education of the two houses of
Congress, to advocate a legislative measure
which should aid the school system of tho
Wales. They bait expressed the conviction
Uist many °fths States were unable to meet
the difficultiesVhlch Illiteracy was impos-
P*°“ them. The eafety of tbe repub
lic, these gentlemen had said, is
the supreme taw.
„®eferring to the general induatrlal and
52“ condition of the colored population
of the South, Mr. Blair declarer that it
rapidly becoming worse, the people
being discontented and demoralized, the
young men becoming more and more dis-
to violence and drifting Into a con-
dltion which bodea barm to the republic
unl'-ss education be brought promptly to
?c*J- When Ins land freed the slaves fn
■tamales alie paid $100,000,000 to the for-
S?; r .c 7? owners, but made no provision
•k—T® •’'“cation or elevation of the slaves
r—PI??** 4 The result was aeen in the
tluJi *9*P !rcen t- of the births in the
island of Jamaica were IUegitimate.
ries of members, for he was sure that the
capabilities of a man suitable to take
charge of the business of a great post-
office were at least equal to those of any
average Congressman. He declared that
the species of niggardly legislation which
was manifest on every pago of the bill
showed conclusively to any right-minded,
thinking man that the purpose of the Mil
was to get up a cheap notoriety lor grand
economy. jAppiauscon llepublleanside.l
Several attempts to amend failed, and
the committee rose and reported the bill
to the House. Tho previous question be
ing ordered, Mr. Ilisbee expressed his ob
jections to the bill, which be characterized
as a cheap bill, framed by a cheap party,
through its cheap committee, upon a
cheap estimate of the people of the coun-
"^Ir. Townshend took tho floor to close
the debate in defense of the bill, but he
devoted a large part of his remarks to a
personal attack upon Mr. Reed, of Maine,
who obtained the floor for a few miniates
to reply to Townahend’s personalities.
The amendments agreed to in committee
of the whole were then adopted, with the
exception of that increasing by $400,000
the appropriation for the letter carrier ser
vice, which was rejected—yeas 123, nays
Mr. Horr moved to recommit the bill,
with instructions to report it back with
increased appropriations in several partic
ular*. Lost—191 to 158. The bill was then
passed-yeas 100, nays 77-and the House
In the absence of the Speaker, the House
was called to order this moaning by Mr.
CRIMES OF vf®-ENCE.
A Young Clrl Shot In Brooklyn—A Moth
er's Dreadful Crime.
[txlxgbaphed to tub associated press.]
New York, March 17.—In Brooklyn to
day, Miss Celia Benny, 17 years of age,
was visiting the house of John Cassidy, on
Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn. While Cassidy's
family and guests were chatting In the par«
lor, after dinner, Dennis Reilly, 30 years
old, one of the party, drew a revolver and
pointed it at Mary Cassidy, saying that he
would mesmerize her. When she ex-
THE SPRINCER COMMITTEE.
A Republican Who Has Had Enough of
Washington, March 18.—J. M. McGrew,
of Washington, formerly sixth auditor of
the Treasury Department, whose duty it
was to audit the expenses of the Post-office
Department, was examined at his own re
quest by Mr. Springer’s committee to-day.
in relation to the star route investiga
tions McGrevSttld he resigned his posi
tion as sixth auditor June 2a, 1881, at the
request of the President a»d» Secretary
Windom.the former saying hottas em-
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hibited symptoms of fear he laughed, and! >barrMsed by the statenumts of James^and
turning around levelled the. weapon at MU» u ' * *'’
Runny's head and pulled the trigger.
Blackburn, of Kentucky, os Breaker pro
tempore. The Speaker laid -before the
House a message from the Preeident trans
mitting a communication from the Secre
taries of War end the Navy, concerning the
czpediency of offering rewards for the res
cue of Meutenant Greely and party by
independent eflorta of private vessels, in
addition to the sending of the three ships
composing the national relief expedition.
Mr. Curtin, of Pennsvlvania.chairman
of the committee on foreign affairs, sub
mitted as s privileged question the follow
ing report and resolutions:
''The resolutions adopted by the House
on tho 19th of January were intended to
express to the Gflrman government and
people sympathy for tho death of an emi
nent man who died in this country, who
had served his native land as a member of
ita highest legislative body, and as a trib
ute of respect to his memory. While your
committee is of the opinion that said reso
lutions should have been received and
transmitted In the same spirit of cordiality
and good will by which they were prompt
ed, it refrains from expressing an onimoi
as to whether tlie course pursued by the
authorities of tbe German empire in re
gard to them was or was not in ac
cordance with the proprieties governing
the internal regulations of said empire, as
a matter not within Its promise of consid
eration. The dignified position assumed
bvthe Department of State merits and
will command the confidence of the coun
try. fully sustaining the high character
which that department has maintained
since the organization of the federal gov
“As to the resolutions offered on the 10th
day of March, your committee Is of the
opinion that they contain language, under
present circumstances, superfluous and
irrelevant end not mc***ai-jr or proper to
[vindicate the character or dignity of this
House. Your committee, therefore, re
ports back said resolutions, with a recom
mendation that they lie on table, and re
porta the following resolutions, with the
recommendation that they lie adopted as a
“Hrlulled, That tbe resolutions referring
to tlie death of Dr. Edward Lasker, adopt
ed by this House on January 19th last,
were Intended as a tribute of respect to
the memory of an eminent foreign states
man, who had died within tlie U..Hed
state, and an expression of sympathy
with the German people ter whom he had
been an honorable representative.
“Heiotred. That the House, having
no official content with the relations be
tween the executive and legielative branch
es of the German government, does not
deem It requisite to Its dignity to criticise
the maimer ot the reception of the resolu-
tion.Jor the circumstances which prevented
their reaching their destination, after they
had been communicated through the prop
er channels to the German government."
| Mr. Cnrtin immediately demanded the
The previous question having been or
dered, Mr. Ochiltree, of Texas, rose to de
bate the resolutions. He yielded to no
gentleman in his esteem for, and cenfl-1
den* e in, the d'etfnguished members of
loud report followed, and without uttering
a word Miss Remy fell forward upon tbe
ttoor deatl. the bullet having pierced her
brain. Tlie screams of Mrs. Cassidy and
her daughters aroused the neighborhood,
and Reilly, who made no effort to escape,
was handed over to the police. He seems
utterly overcome with horror at the occur
rence, and said that he thought the revol
ver was empty. Upon examination, it
was found that all the chambers bad been
unloaded except tbe one from which the
fatal shot had been fired. The coroner
will make an investigation.
Dayto*. 0., March 18.—On January 11,
1887, Christine Viett, a pretty girl of 18
years, was murdered at her home on Oak
street, In this city, and no clue was ever
discovered to the murder until yesterday
when her brother mode known a deathbed
confession that his own mother bed made
these weeks ago. Several persons had
been suspected of the crime, no clue
had ever pointed In the direction of the
mother. The disclosure causes a profound
sensation. It is related by the eon as fol
lows : The murdered girl had gone to call
on a lady friend, and returned home an
hour later than she had calculated,
upon whtcli her mother, in a fit of passion,
seized an axe handle and struck her on
tlufhead. crushing In her skull. Appalled
at her crime, the woman smeared the dead
girl's face with gunpowder, and afterwards
deported herself in such a manner as to en
tirely elude -detection. Mental torture
drove her from the scene of her crime, and
she roamed through various Western
cities, finally returning here several years
ago. The woman was sixty-four years of
age at the time of her death, and her fam
ily are all dead except tbe eon who relates
the dying confession.
Baltimore, March 18.—The bark Lillian,
Captain Rumball, which halls from Har
rington, Me.,and sailed from this port yes
terday morning for Havana, was the scene
of a murder while proceeding, down the
Chesapeake, about ten miles below An
napolis. the mate. John Wilson, being
stabbed and killed by a sailor, Gus Peter
sen. a Swede. The murderer, with the dead
body of the mate, was brought to Balti
more to-day by the revenue cutter Guth
rie. and Petersen was handed over to the
E lice authorities and confined at tbe
istem station house.
Wixdsoe. Oxt„ March 16.—This morn
ing at 8 o'clock two prisoners confined in
the Sandwich jail for robbing the Harrow
post-office, a short time ago, shot and
had said they could not proceed in the
star route investigations while Mc
Grow was sixth auditor. The witness
testified that when he resigned he did so
with the understanding that when it was
proven that be was not guilty of tbe charge
that he had received money, he should
have a better position than lie then held-
'•On Tiinp 9fl" Mcflruw r/intinmvl. "tlif
On June 20, McGrew continued,
President sent for me and said he had
done me great Injustice, and intended
making my restoration conspicuous. The
following day I left for Ohio, and on July
2nd the President was shot. I never saw
him again. I have not asked for anothei
position. I don’t want one. I've had
THE ALABAMA MARSHAL'S OFFICE.
Frank Howe, eon of ex-Postmaster-Gen-
eral Howe, an assistant attorney In the
Department of Justice, was examined by
the 8pringer committee to-day, in fetation
to the recent investigation made by him In
Alabama. Examiner Wigand had made a
eport of an examination of the accounts
f ex-Deputy Marshal Wilson, which
showed irregularities in the official con
duct of that officer. Wilson afterwards
appeared before Jhe Springer committee
and characterized the statements of the
examiner as false. He submitted a num
ber of affidavits Jrom Individuals which
directly contradicted tlie sworn statements
S een by the same individuals to Wigand.
r. Howe said he became
satisfied that the report of the
examiner was co^ect, and that Wilson's
affidavits did not represent the truth.
Among tbe aflhlatita submitted by Wilson
was that of Sam IHchardson. Richardson
testified before Howe that Wilson had
made him drunk, tnd In that condition be
staled the affidavit, the contents of which
he was not acquainted with. Howe said
he (bund that WUf>n, during hit term as
deputy marshal, had employed 137 guards.
Ot this number fifty-nine were unknown
to persons acquainted in the community,
of whom inquiry was made. Howe
thought it possible tliat they might hare
been identified had he time to continue tbe
investigation. During the recess, Wilson
was appointed receiver of public-moneys
in Alabama, His nomination was sent to
tbe Senate early in tlie-sesslon, and la sttU
(TELEORArHCD TO TIIE ASSOCIATED FKESS.j
London, March 18.—Tho House of Com
mons continued In session all night de
bating the supply hill. Early In tho morn
ing Mr. T. M. Ifcaly, member for Mona
ghan, observed that the Leaguers, who
had no birds to shoot, were prepared to
oppose the appropriation bill, Hon. Ed
ward Syulph Stanley (Liberal) was over
heard to exclaim, “They have landlords!"
Mr. Healy appealed to the chairman
against this language, and Mr. Stanley
withdrew the expression. The house ad
journed at 5:45 a. id.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS. s „ ,
sSuakim, March 18.—The spirit of Osman
* Digna and Rome of his fanatical adherent*
Is far from being broken. He has return
ed with as many as two thousand followers
to the neighboiliood of his former encamp*
Clad.tone's Health Broken—Speeches J"®" 1 - He adopts tho same tone in Ills
on St. Patrick's Day—Operations I intercourse with his people, and is urging
In Egypt—Union Against them to ftTeligious war. He assures them
the Anarchists, Etc. that In a third battle success will be theirs,
but the tribes are much demoralized, as
they reflect upon tlie full significance of
their crushing defeat. Osman does
not hesitate to make use cf
stem measures to make any of his
followers who show ligns of disaffection.
Two sheiks who attempted to leave the
camp have been placed in chains. Ad
miral Hewitt's proclamation oflering a re
ward for Osman's head has reached the
hands of the sheiks with him. They read
it and spumed it with supreme contempt.
Osman's scouts, to the number of 150, are
watching close about Handub. They are
under orders to kill all stragglers whom
they meet, whether they are English, or
belong to friendly tribes.
London, March 18.—A boat has left
Shendy to try to open communication with
General Gordonlat Khartoum. Seebchr
Pa*ha has offered to go to Khartoum to
assist General Gordon, on condition that
he be allowed to to take funds to raise a
force of 1,500 blacks. The Cairo govern
ment recommends England to accept
Alexandria, March 19.—The racn-of-
war Condor and Myrmidon have suddenly
departed lor Suakim.
Cairo, March 19.—The Egyptian finances
are in a critical condition. 81r Charles
Rivers Wilson, secretary and controller
general of the naval office. London, and
formerly English financial controller ii
Egypt, is engaged in examining them. A
further advance of the British in the 8ou
dan is imminent. General Graham is in
favor of continuing the campaign. He
thinks tho rebellion not yet crushed.
London, March 19.—The tribal rising in
Egypt is universal from Kassala to Berber.
Tlie Arabs between Khorosko and Assou
an are also beginning to revolt. Sheik
Soloman, with a section of tlie Iladdendo-
was, who fought at El Teb, will reoccupy
Pnttm’i fort tinef TrlnlrUat
__.Jed jailer Lelch and fatalfy wounded
tumkev Davie. They then made their es
cape. The Windsor police force and c
number of cltixene of Sandwich and Wind
•or, heavily armed, arc scouring tbe coun
ty in search of the murderers.
Wurosoa, March 18.—Kennedy, one of
the murderers of taller Lelch. was captured
on a ferrv boat just as he was about to
cross to Detroit. O'Callaghan, the other
murderer, Ii still at large.
AN IMPORTANT DECISION.
Virginia Not Entitled to n Deposit Under
the Law or 1830.
I Washington, March 17.—A decision was
rendered by tho Supreme Court of the Un
ited Statee today of an important State
claim case, which stands on the original
docket as “Ei-parte the Commonwealth of
Virginia.” This is a petition for a writ
ot mandamus to compel the Secretary of
the Treasury to deposit with the State of
Virginia the aunt of $732,800, which is Ita
proportional part of the fourth Installment
of public money which by an act entitled
an act to regulate deposits of the public
money,” approved June 12, 1838, the Sec
retary of the Treasury was directed to de
posit with the States a surplus of revenue.
The court holds, first, that the act created
no debt or legal obligation upon the part
of the United Statee to the States accent
ing Its terms, and only made provision for
the foreign affairs committee, and ordlna- deport temporarily with the Statee.
rily be was dtaposed to rely on their ludg- , u bj,ctto recall by the government,
^■^but this affair bad gone heyonil the - " -
. -rr — Jamaica were Ulegitimate.
M >okin 5 on the subject broad-
3r,. “• thought that for much
rr-niS Jlffiorance which existed in the
United States the whole country was to
fi®? **tent rrspon-ih!o, because the
States were not alone In the re-
JPptawfity for the existenre of slavery and
«• existence of the nation waa as
dependent on Intelligence as waa the
I^T-tuiiyof the Stales, the nation as a
“•gSSilS SES££ lnJi,r " cn ‘ to
conclusion of Mr. Blair’s speech,
went Into executive session,
journeT' Uie ,Je °” " crc
u AUhe expiration of the morning hour,
°* Illinois, moved that
*b -nto committee on tlie post-
vtrid .•fft'uprUUun bill, and declined to
Wislieli*. cUFfin, of Pennsylvania, who
DortrS ff ‘fl’Oriunlty to submit tho re-
the m.iu! “Mra committee on
SJjg&XSh rao,uUon -
*v U *t$? ren * to committee ot
^*de‘*the^a°o? soLi?‘'o •kc'arin'd it j
Which ha-l framed the
'■taitasmii ll ‘" "■‘k' “I lon-i-t.-iiv
■a t.- A-ur»cutting d.»:h-
ment: but this affair had gor.» ...v
domain of red tape and circumlocution.
It had assumed a phase which called on
each ami every Representative to look to
it that his individual honor and dignity
were preserved, and In cluing so to defend
tho dignity of the jieople. It was not be
coming the dignity of this body to
enter into explsnations of the meaning of
the original resolutions. They s|>cke for
themselves, and the apologetic tone of the
pending resolutions was unworthy of the
representatives of this great nation. Mr.
Ochiltree then went on to deliver a eulogy
on the high ability and noble character of
lutsker. Among the men who had raised
their voices for the amelioration of the
condition of the people of the old world,
none were more cousicicuoiis than I .Asker,
He had raised himself to high position in o
country where heretofore only those of
high lineage hast obtained eminence. He
hail not advocated radicalism or
socialism, but constitutional freedom.
I an author and thinker alone,
waa entitled to the tribute
K id him In the resolutions of the House.
• compliment to Lasker was a rebuke
to tbe German chancellor, because they
were antitheses of each other. The present
incident of itself showed of what bate
metal tbe latter was moulded. He had
ever been a flatterer and sycophant to
royalty, who had never lost an opiwrtunity
to denounce popular aovereignty. Tbe
proudest boast of this man of blood and
Iron was that he had served the royal
family of I'rtusla for half
a century. Well might title
K roud anil haughty Instrument of despot-
tu seek to shut out American principles
from the hearts of the German people. The
principles of absolute imperialism could
not withstand the moral power of Arneri-
After speeches by Messrs. Durster, of
Wiecounifn, Phelps and Curtin, the reso
lutions were adopted without a division,
although an unsuccessful effort was made
to have tbe yeas and nays ordered.
llr. Curtin submitted the following fur
ther report relative to the memorial of the
Liberal Union of tlie German Parliament:
"Tlie resolution contained In this memorial
expresses to just an appreciation of tbe
action of tlie House and so cordial a wish
for the prosperity of our country, and of
the two nations, that it la deemed proper
to make a fitting acknowledgment. The
committee therefore recommends the
adoption of the following resolutions:
“tteioUrd, That the House cordially re
ciprocates the wishes ot the Liberal Union
members of the German Parliament fora
cIom union of the two nations, and recog
nizes their graceful appreciation of its
sympathy with those who mourn tbe loss
<* Edward Lasker.
“Retailed, That the House accepts these
resolutions and directs that they he spread
on the journal."
After a repetition of the ilebata which
had Just ended upon the former resolu-
•£5 lions, the latter resolutions were adopted
” T . "ix I without a division.
I Mr. Turner, of Georgia, chairman of Uie
3 foJok Committee on elections reported a molu-
SEES tiuti in tbe contested election caseofGar-
! ri son vs. Mayo, from the firstCongrssslon
*¥“?«“ al districtof Virginia, declaring the eon-
iSTlSa tratant (Garrison) entitled to the seat He
‘ jf, ‘ i asked for Us immediate consideration, hot
v ’ the sitting member (Mayo) desiring
I make . speech In his own bihelf, tbs mi
1st was |-»tpotted till to-moeTosr.
—Tlie Karl of Buckingham-ldr
.. . , surplus
revenue of tlie United States. Second, that
the original act authorized ths deposits to
|hcniade out of surplus revenue in the
treasury on the first day of January. 1837.
The act of October 22d, 1837. postponed the
deposit of the fourth installment until
January 1. 1839, and when that
time arrived that Installment could not
lie deposited because tlie condition of the
treasury at that time did not admit of Usl
being done. But Congress has not made
the fourth installment a charge upon the
revenue arising in the treasury since Janu
ary I, 1839, and tbe necretary lias
no power to apply the present
rerenue to meet tlie fourth installment
without authority of an act of Congress.
The petition for a writ of mandamus b de
nied. Opinion bv Justice Harlan.
L Under tlie act ot 1878, to whtcheonstruc-
tion has thus been given by the court,
there was de|iotlted with the states, then
twenty-six In number, the sum of $28,101,-
611. This sum has ever since been carried
upon the books of ths treasury as an asset,
but unavailable. The fourth installment.
If it bad been paid, would hare increased
this sum to $37,488,858. Ths only State
which has followed the example of Vir
ginia in Instituting proceedings to enforce
the deposit of the fourth installment Is the
State of Arkansas, which recently made a
formal demand upon the Secretary of the
ST. PATRICK'S DAY.
IrxLXoairniD to tbe associated nuna-J
Washinoton. D. C., March 17.—"God
was good to the Irish" today, for the
weather everywhere in the country, so far
as heard from, was all that could be de
sired, and the celebration ot St. Patrick'
day was as universal as the good weather.
In Washington aline procession marched
through the streets and was reviewed by
President Arthur as it passed Uie White
House. In New York it U estimated that
r ) to 10,0911-ersons were In the proces-
, beaded by tlie UBtli regiment, and tbe
streets were thronged with spectator*. In
llrooklrn Uie numbers in the line o$nirch
end of spectators were a little less than
In New York. Similar reports are
at hand from Chicago, Philadelphia and
other great centres of populstfon. Tbe
day was more generally observed in Balti
more than for soma years previous. A
grand high mast was ctltbrated at St. Pat
rick's Church, and Mons’ffoor Capel
preached a panegyric sermon. Nothing
whatever occurred to mar the pleasure ot
the day has been reported. Tlie day was
observed quietly In Canada. There were
no parades but religious services, society
meetings and banquets were held every
A Movemenr to Procuro Them a Homs.
[TELEOBAFRED TO TBE ASSOCIATED PEZSS.j
New York, March 19.—Gen. Jno. B.
Gordon, has Invited the ex-Confederata
soldiers now In New York to meet lilm at
the St. James Hotel to-morrow night for a
conference with a deputation from tbe
Grand Army of the Republic, iu Cue Inter
est of a home for disabled Cortfcdernte sol
diers. This movement is In aid of one in
augurated at Richmond. Adjutant Berry,
ol tlie Phil Kearney Tost, and
Capt. Spitaer, of the R. E. Ian;
Camp, Richmond, are hero on the same
business. They are accompanied by Mr.
Mlngrcsscr, of Lincoln Post, New Jersey,
and bv Gen. James O'Beirne, of Farragut
Post, Grand Army of the Republic, of N aw
York, They are making arrangements in
regard to a fair to bs held at Richmond In
aid ol this cause.
In Brooklyn to-day very aattafactory
progress has been made with the aid and
co-opersUon of Major Walker. Col. Mo
Leen, postmaster, and other representa
tives at the Grand Army of the Republic
in B-.ooldyn arc forwarding the project.
THE MISSISSIPPI RI8IN0.
Tho High Wa-er Mark at New Orleans
[telkobafued to the ASSOCIATED FEEZE.]
New Orleans, March 13.—The river
here rose fire Inches during the past twen
ty-four hours, and Is now at tbe high water
mark of 1874. The rain continues, with
occasional heavy showers. High winds
prevail and the weather 1s unfavorable for
the lerees. A small break occurred in the
Carrollton levee to-day, but it was soon
New Orleans, March 18.—A dlijialcli
to the Pirutfune from Baton Rouge says a
crevasse has occurred at Viola plantation,
six miles above West llatan llouci- ferry
in what Is known as Mulatto
London. March 17.—Rumors are current
in the lobbies of the House of Commons
tliat the resignation of Mr. Gladstone ami
other members of the government has
been nnder consideration at three cabinet
councils. The majority of the cabinet arc
In favor of tbe prolongation of the occupa
tion of Egypt, to which Mr. Gladstone is
opposed. To-day’s bulletins regarding Mr.
Gladstone’s health say he is suffering
from laryngial catarrh, and that ho re
quires rest and care.
London, March 17.—The air is full of ru
mors of dissension in the cabinet, the res
ignation of Mr. Gladstone and the dissolu
tion of Parlismcnt. The fact is that Mr.
Gladstone it suffering from a catarrhal
fester and is too hoarse to speak. There arc
undoubtedly differences in tbe ministry as
r*gardt the length to which Great Britain
should go in Egypt, bat not enough to
cause a split. The ministerialists are confi
dent that, whatever happens, Mr. Glad
stone will insist upon a final decision of
Parliament on the franchise question.
In the House of Commons to-day the
Marquis of Hartington, secretary of state
for war, announced that he hail telegraph
ed to Admiral Hewitt, askinghim whether
be had offered a reward for Osman Dig-
na's head, and warning him not to issue
such a proclamation without consulting
Sir Evelyn Baring, the EngUshjminlsier at
The Dai'fy AVirz, .in recounting the de
bate of Saturday in the House of Com
mons, predicts an early resignation of the
cabinet and asserts that the existence of
the government and of Parliament Is pre
carious and in hourly jeopardy.
The Echo says Mr. Gladstone's worry Is
retarding his recovery. It urges him to
maintain the polity of refusing to annex or
to protect theBoudan, notwithstanding the
objections of his colleagues In the cabinet.
Mr. Gladstone’s career, it says, is drawing
to a close, and we hone it will end in a
manner worthy of his fame.
Tbe St. Jamei Gazette asserts that a seri
ous cabinet crisis is Imminent. The Sou-
dsn trouble, it says, is not Uie only ques
tion about which there is disagreement.
The evening edition of the Standard
The evening edition of the Standard re
proaches Parliament for breaking the Sab-
baUiby its sitting uniil 6 o'clock Sunday
ANOTHER NIHILIST ATTEMPT.
Loxdon, March 17.—A box of powder,
landing, tn what Is known as Mulatto
levee. The break at last accounts was forty
feet wide and six feet deep, and was widen
ing rapidly. The embankment near the
crevasse averages eight feet in height and
Is buUt of sandy materials. The water
will Inundate a number of famous planta
tions, Including Viola, Magnolia, Poplar
Grove and Anchorage—in fact all down to
Plaqueminc. It Is thought that the open
ing can be closed. The rain, which has
fallen since noon yesterday, continues to
pour in a deluge.
Baltimore. March 17.—At the annual
conference of tho Methodist Episcopal
Church. Sooth, this morning, the with
drawal of Ret- R. J. Glister from tbe con
ference and from further connection with
the ministry of tbe Methodist ~ '
Baltimoee, March 18.—At the annual
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, to-day, Bishop Wilton pre
siding, the joint board of finance presented
their annual report. For the year the to
tal figures ware: Anassmenta (or the
bishops' (and $1,200, paid $1,084: assess,
ment for the superannuated fund $6.3-ji,
paid $5,508: assessment for tbe educa
tional land*l.uM, paid$1,300; biblecause
collected, I24A7L The report of the Sun
day-school board showed the following
figures: Sunday-schools 488, officers and
teachers 4,827, scholar* 23,862, expenses
Storm In Louisiana.
New Oblkax*. Math 18.—A special to
tbe Picayune from Morgan City, La., sajrs
A terete storm occurred here this mom
Ing. Several small buildings were demol
ished and a number of roofs damaged.
The Presbytcriau church was moved from
Ita foundation. A church at Berwick was
completely wrecked. Much nqrlcty is
felt here concerning the levees between tbe
mouth of the Red river and Donaldson-
Little Children Murdered.
Acocsta, Ga„ March 18.—The Chronicle
has Information from ifcBean. twenty
miles from here, on the Georgia Central
railway, that about 9 o'clock this morning
two little colored children were brutally
murdered and two others mortally wound
ed on the place of A. Usher. Tlie father
and mother were in the field at work
when the crimes were committed. There
Is no clue to the perpetrators.
Death of an Axed Negro.
Niagara. Osr..March 17—Hooey Brown
(colored), aged 121 years, died here to-day.
He was boro <>n the plantation of Lionel
Canton, on the James river, near James
town. Vi., and when fifty-five years old
escaped to Canada, where be has lived
ever since. He claimed to remember Gan.
George Washington, and said that on one
occaAon he drove that grp Item
with fuse attached, has been discovered in
the poatoffice at Birmingham.
AX EXPLANATION ASKED.
London, March 17.—Gen. Graham and
Sir Evelyn Baring have been asked for an
explanation concerning the proclamation
offering a reward for Osman Digna’s ln-ad.
Admiral Hewitt and CapLSpccdy, wlm arc
going on a mission to King John of Vuv.
sinia, have been authorized to offer tin
king a strip of Red Sea coast south ol Don-
sola, with two porta, excludlngMassowah,
a large section of southern Soudan, and a
permanent treaty of friendship with Eng-
TEE INTO STATION Or CATTLE.
Manciiestie. March 17.—A meeting was
held at the town ball to-dajr to protest
against tlie raatriction placed upon the im
portation of foreign cattle. Messrs. Jacob
Bright and John Stagg, members of Par
liament, made earnest and able speeches
In furtherance of the object of
the meeting, and supported a
resolution, which was passed,
condemning the House of Lords far med
dling with the contagious diseases in ani
mals bill. United States Consul Shaw de
clared that American cattle and food pro
ducing animals were tlie best fed and
watered and the healthiest In the world.
A similar meeting was held at Salford, at
which Messrs. Armitageand Arnold, mem
bers of Parliament, were present.
L-EION AGAINST THE DTSAMiTKES.
London, March 17.—At the British for
eign office nothing has been hsard In rela
tion to the reported proposals of Germany
forananarchilt extradition treaty. The
urge a union
'ational Gazette says:
e powers are preparing to com
bat tbe Anarchist plague with all their
means and energy-. The question of poli
tical asylum is to be put to trial, and no
Anarchist will be allowed to claim political
Immunity If he baa attacked life or pro
GLADSTONE S CONDITION WOSSE.
Loxdon, March 18.—At 8 o'clock this
evening it waa announced that Gladstone's
condition was rather worse,
London, March 18.-In the House of
Commons to-dar the army estimates bill
waa passed. The amount appropriated la
£4,230,0 0. V In connection with it, the
Marquis ot Hartington stated that the
clastic terras of the service and tbe boon-
ties were inducing man to prolong the pe
riod of their^foreign service, and had at
tracted the past year more than 33,800 re
cruits. This was the largest number ever
known In ona year. Regarding the heavy
naval ordnance tn process of construc
tion, he says that three guns of 110 loos,
BIBB IN THE WAR.
A Brief Record of the Mllitarr CompaiMeo
In the Confederate service
From this County.
The Jackson artillery was the flwt Geor
gia organization ordered Into the field at
the beginning of the late war. Thoroughly
equipped, well drilled and presenting an
eminently military appearance, it ottered
to the Chief Executive of the State
the finest opportunity to secure, at short
notice, a defensive corps in thn excit
ing days which preceded the firing on
Sumter. On the 21th of January we find
the Jackson Artillery en route f.>r St.
Simon's Island. The Journal and Jflcuea-
ger (weekly) of Wednesday, January 30,
1801, speaks of their departnro on tin- pre
vious Thursday, and reproduces clippings
from the Savannah press complimentary
to their promptness and soldier^ appear
Tbe roll of the company upon Ils first
departure from Macon was as follows.
Names of those who are known to Ik* dead
First lieutenant—John T. Boifrailtet.
Second UeutCHant—George A. Dure.
Third lieutenant—John H. Chnaming.
Fourth lieutenant—Chattel E. Niibet.
Ensign—Frank S. Bloom.
Surgeon—H. A. Mettauer.
First sergeant—/. II. King.
Second sergeant—F. Herzog.
Third sergeant—Christopher Mach old.
Fourth sergeant—N. Binswanger.
Fifth sergeant—A. A. Menard.
First corporal—.1. F. Herzog.
Second corporal—/. Smith.
Third corporal—/. King.
Fouth lieutenant—F. Reichert.
Fifth lieutenant—W. Schell.
Secretory and treasurer-.!. W. Black-
Privates—J.'51. Nelson, J. H. Otto, F.
Mourer, R. Magill, Henry Chriituphcr,
James T. Nisbct, William C. Wilson,
Valentine Kalin, Lucius B. Stone,
Jamei G. Price, A. M. Rou lnnd, Anthony
SchifijJohn W. Pierce. John Dugan. If.
Bates, P. B. Whittle, David McDesmond.
S. McIntyre, J. W. Scheerer, I)avM Uo—. E*.
J. Nisbet, Phil Bender, /. Morris, O. W.
Reese, (ftorge Pike, S. H. irathfngion,
Thomas A. Heurton, II. C. Taylor. M. G.
Lynch, N. 8. llowen, Eugene Jefferi, A.
Munch, W. L. Wooten, Alonzo Ray, A.
Reid, D. Jenkini.J. Raiurg.C. F. J.
M. Alley, G. E. Rich, Ira Anderson, W.
W. Brazeal, IF. C. II. Cooper, Allen
Adams, IP. A. Williamson, Chrii. J ■ w<-
tetter, W. N. Barry, F. F. Bohns,
/. B. Arnold, D. Abraham, Harry Knit, P.
Dewberry, O. S. Brenn, G. It. Foilt r, C.
SeAisrsfsin,W. W. Parker, E. C. Oiler,/.
After three months duty outlie illand,
tho Jackson Artillery returned to !
and re-organized, with Georgs A.
Baker Pasha’s fort near Trinkitat
Osman Digna’s force around Tamaneib
has increased by 3,500. Only two sheiks
have gone to Suakim, and their tribe- are
small, numbering less than 1,500 combat
Tho troops under Colonel Stewart, now
at Handout), are suffering from tiie intense
heat and tho brackish water. It will be
impossible lor them long to maintain that
Gen. < iraham has asked for an increase
ot cavalry and a tx tter commissary. 11c
urges ati early decision cither to order an
advance of the reinforced army against
Sinkitat or to withdraw aU to Suakim.
Three great tribes, the Huggar, Blsharecs
and Batakhcers, have risen nnd occupy
the Nile from Duetn to Shendy. It is ru
mored at Dongola that the garrisons under
Lupton Bey in ti.e province of Ilahr Ga
zelle have surrendered nnd been massa
Loxdox, March 19.—Mr. Vincent, the
Khedive's financial advisor, had a confer
ence to-day with Mr. Childers, chancellor
of the exchequer, and Earl Granville, for
eign secretary, relative to the Egyptian
financial rctorm system projected by Nu-
bar Pasha ami Sir Evelyn Baring. Mr.
Vincent raised his demand for a loan to
six million ponnds sterling. Mr. Glad
stone _ -himself assumes charge
of Egyptian finance pro rein.,
and wfUnave a conference on tlie subject, .
on Friday with Sir. Vincent and Mr. Cnll- ]‘. v.-.ihhs, Jr. first lieutenant-T. L. Mas
der- ( senburg, second lieutenant. There were (
further - banip-A in tie- organization.
Wi BUBIUIIUI UAtiamt
papers of Berlin urge
tiie European powei
dynamiters. Tbe Xatioi
master’s plantation 1
dngtoo, D. C.
. ty yc
, U tbe of tbe Brit-
■F Episcopal ■
Cburth, Hoatto, was accepted. U is retire- north ol 1
ment from tbe conference created quite a and bad
•*n«ation. It if understood that '
coms«*v t him*«'U with th- l*ruU‘*tj
4. pal Church* Hu with I** al
the Central Methodii
A Drunken Brute Shot by Hla WM
KsoxtiukTesi., March 17.—A
named McKinney waa to-day r ahot and
i wife at Newcomb, sixty mile*
oxrillr. McKinney wm drunk
en abusing his children. Hi*
red. when ne turned on her.
own and >«gan choking her.
UUU| IIC smjm IUB4 UMEC suit* Iiv HUM,
the most powerful In the world, three ot
sixty-three Urns, and three of forty-three
ton* would be finished during the present
Lord Edmond Fitzmaurii-e, under for
eign secretary, announced that the inter
ruption of the telegraphic communication
between Shendy and Khartoum still con
tinues. The last despatch received from
General Gordon was dated March 11.
One scene in the lobbies of the House of
Commons this evening, when numerous
committees srere sitting, was of a most
unusual character. Clerks and porters
carrying bags and boxes to the committee
rooms were stopped by the police and the
parcels subjected to a thorough examina
tion, so at to prevent the possibility of the
introduction ot dynamite.
THE SWOLLEN MISSISSIPPI.
Immense Damage Being Done br Over-
TEI.EGRVFIIED TO TEE ASSOCIATED rSESO.]
New Oeleans, March 19.—A special to
the Timet-Demorrat from Baton Rouge
says: The Governor today received a dta-
paicli from Bayou Sara lo the effect that
all hop* of saving any part of Morgan’s
levee has been abandoned, ami that the
crevasse will toon be a mite wide, with
probably an average depth of ten feet.
A dispatch to tba Governor irom Thibe-
daux son tbe Jamtaon crevasse, thr*
mile* above that town on the left bank of
Bayou Lafouche, ts still running at a terri
ble rata, and immense damage to planters
la the result. An appeal U made to the
■.elenala wlfk SET j) [ oil
Madrid, March 17.—Tbe conspirators
who were arrested yesterday and Saturday
had formed a plot to seize the palace at
some time when the ministers were assem
bled and King AUonso presiding. Several
of the prisoners have been liberated for
lack of evidence.
Madrid, March 17.—The total number of
persons arrested Is twenty-two. The news
papers, El Program and El Purtenier,
were seised, and will be prosecuted (or at
tacking public institutions.
an orncsB disgrace- himself.
Belgium, March 17.—A army officer of
high grade, well known at a skillful swords
man and crack pigeon shot, has been
detected cheating at cards. 111s gains in
during one week were very large. Heat
once offered to resign, but his resignation
waa refused and an Investigation has been
ATTEMPT TO HIRE LEODLATOES.
Toronto, Ont., March 17.—In the Onta
rio Legislature to-night ths speaker an
nounced that three of the members had
been offered bribes to vote against the
flovernment. Two of the leaders In the
conspiracy to oust the Liberal government,
named Lynch and Kirkland, wore arrested
and taken to Jail to-night
TIIE LATEST FROM TOEqUIM,
Palis, March 10.—The French Advance
root Uac-Ninh has begun. General Doltata
s marching up Tbolnguyer and General
Negrier upon Laugsoo.
Pamis March 19.—The govarnmsnt has
decided to occupy upper Tonquln as (are
the Chinese frontier.
The HmMiqne Franca!ir says: "France
can treat with China only upon the basis
of an indemnity and the recognition from
China of French supremacy over the whole
Londox, March 19.—The government
has given orders (or the detention of the
Chinese ram Nakin, which b now in the
Tyne loading with Armstrong guns, pend
ing an inquiry whether her action can be
members to other companies. Tho roll of
the ra-orgnu!xed company cannot now l»-
obtained. The files of tin- Daily
TELRoRArti for 1881 hare Iwcn
destroyed, and the W'r.EKL) Jocenal
and Mk-sxnoru d<x-3 not give tin- roll. The
company returned to St. Simon’s Island in
August, and remained in tliat neighbor
hood until March, IMS, when itwas order
ed back to Macon. In Macon tlie com
pany remained until 3fay l<i, twig.
i breach of the lavra ot neu-
wiT ordered to Chattanooga unch*
Beene. March 19.—The Swiss federal
council has decided to grant the extradi
tion of Anarchists whenever this la asked.
Otherwise the Anarchists will be expelled
from the country.
Tit* Cattt* Dlssas*.
Tomka, March 19.—In the Senate this
mornings re-olut:on was adopted provid
ing for the appointment ot a cotemittee of
sevtn to investigate the cattle disease
question. IntbeMouse a -pedal commit
tee of fifteen on th* governor's
message was appointed, and they shortly
after reported a bill on tlie cattle disease.
A bill waa also Introduced accepting the
K erens of any act pavs-* 1 hi Cuugreoi ou the
abject of th* cattle diaxue.
Chicago, March 19.—A special to the
Jouriu^ from Springfield, Ill-., say* D. K.
Salmon, veterinarian of the department of
agriculture, telegraphs from Kinsley,
Kansas, as follows: “Tba foot and
mouth disease at Neosho b not
spreading. No contagious disease in coon-
tin farther west.
Dr. Ranch, secretcry of tbe State
Board of Health, has reported from
Xenia, Clay county, Illinois, that
twenty hood of cattle have
recently died on the farm uf 1L 8. Forth,
in Wayne county, adding that no doubt
they died of tho loot awf mouth disease.
Dr. PMison, State veterinarian, has gone
to investigate the matter.
General Kirby Smith, in ltr.i.-g
By a singular fatality, from tbe fib-
TriKGKAnt for l-.Jom- p;i|--r w.i-
ted. that of May 17,1 and ng.iin th-
company’s roll was lost, the weekly piqK-r
again failing to publish it
Thecorapany went to Chattanooga nnd
took part in the fight at that place. Also
In the light- r.t Battle Cr--;'k,
Stevenson, Hartevtlla, Mtutumbo
re, where Masscnburg cams into
command, Captain Dure having
been mad* snperintaodant of the M >
and Brunswick railroad. It was al-o ac
tively engaged tn ths battles of Chlcam auga,
Lookout Mountain ami Missionary Ridge,
At tlie latter place Lieut. G. B. For-ter was
killed, and tlie entire battery was lost.
Refurnished with a battery, the company
wascng.ged.at llesaca ami in the battles
of the Georgia campaign from Dalton to
Transferred to MobOo, th* Jockaoo Ar
tillery was engaged ht lhadofu-- that
harbor, where it lost seventeen men and
upon tbecaptureof the< itv, all of ita r,gl
and records. The guns befng in the forti
fications were, of courae, also lost. A rem
nant Of the company escaped through the
marshes, and surrendered with Gen. Dick
Taylor at Meridian, Miss., in May.
Many Interesting event* are ooanccted
with the immediate history of this com
pany. Theitredtal would occupy more
space than tlie character ol this mere out
line will permlL Two, however, s.-em
worthy of mention.
At Lookout Mountain a purrofrgnn be
longing to the battery burat while belli*
fired, wounding eight or ten men standing
near It. The ahell from tlie gun exploded
near the depot in Chattanooga, three miles
away, and m the midst of Gen. Thomas a
stall, killing and wounding eleven me*.
At th.- h.i’.’.l.*..! Miveionury Kid/e. >vrgt.
Willis Price, acting gunner, aini'-l at an«l
Will, d with i*-hv.il i ■ •• nited eradv in-
cing at the head of Ids command a mile
[Note—'This sketch will be kept in type,
nnd additions os suggestsd between to-
day and Thursday will be included m i
when republished in the weekly edition of
State authorities (or materials with which,
t °Ngw*iraLKANs,*Msrcb 19.--The wootbor ttmOEfifcag.
U clear and pleasant. The river has re- From a Wwhinftou Letter,
ceded an Inch, and is now an inch 1» l rw ! President Arthur is on Kplicjpolian.
tbs high water mark. At Baton Rouge; is aim the K-vretary of State and the At-
the river boa .Ucline.1 thr-- inches, toroey-Generol. Secretary Folrer Is ■
and at Vicksburg It bos risen nine imhes. bra* t-asaga Presbyterian. Bocretary
I croraasa above Baton Rouge is n-w Chandler;- a Unitarian. Secretary Lin-
125 f-» t wide and i- rapidly r. ..-ing. , In attends tho Frejbjrtertan church, a»
I ifi. .:b>rla t>» eloat the Dayi- revv— i.H-. ale) I’,-tllilMI-r-Gen*rat_Urt~ am
omrtiaMEi ant the OMtionk I* uloroMfogiii^ 1 who, tt la said, is o£ tho BMP
S a :■ -a I* li'-t!
parted. j Rocky M
A Country R**ldanc* Burn.d—#t. Pat
rick's Day Celebration.
Savannah, March 17.—Last night,
shortly before 12, the handsome »ubur>-m
residence of L. V. Gibb*, at M mg- merv,
ten milct from the city, v as d< str.ijred by
fire, tos**b*r with all the furniture and
effects. The family ii In New Orleans on
a visit Tho place was set on fire, but
there is no clue to the incendiary.
St Patrick's Day was celebrated with
great enthusiasm. Th# largest procession
in years travelled the street*. To-night
tEvaral Eodatioi have banquets.
The Land of Flower*.
Mrs. M. B. Donne!*, of Arred -n-U Fia.,
say*: “Norman’s Neutralizing tordial I;
a splendid medicine. II has cured me of
■ —■- —■ • -■— better than I have
above comes from a
‘ i her "three
dyspepsia and I sleep
In twenty roan. The
lady who bos lived m
l Of th<
Plain Old Enni.su
New York Commercial-Adi *rtt«
An old mi Ilia tar in Ohi*» se«n.e$I
(wpo-e-l lo an educated ministry.
••Why, my -bretberiu. cv#*//«"
who Is going to pre.cn IMHE no
ntr t.) some codaMno study amf
What * -1 t -
I w bv. n--t A *••••
So. IV..'r v. I P. I "
oM ■agltsh, and soU f-