Lemars Sentinel, February 17, 1876

Lemars Sentinel

February 17, 1876

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LeMars Sentinel (Newspaper) - February 17, 1876, Lemars, Iowa '0: to mi aeaU. dable proRortonii Kil U kt S�h Antonio, Tiau^ bo ilk inab, esjm bmlt is np in unu h|j TamsnHpMJi- NUM* 1 fiiflt,*)! Northern Ml ling oniMJrfntaror ftoto'iS , from ,the,west..!, L^MARS, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,1876. KUMBER 4. reooTotfldifrpm lite rio {tional Gomndttee on vtho nel iWS&iifS'''iK,. , ,^ --�.....,......... " "'9!!SW$%*.�i�Tn*JJ]plfaerdB;i he lued this pointed i4ly.iltiVeltaM3e�liiikfi sm; miut bo (!U(t>ta olaim Germany's poaoefl a spoooh in Farliament,^! tliosB words: "Wo live profound peace. Wo have".' quoet. We are contenied): , BOSS. Wo have no tliong TyOIlO." uiil iMMita'fbsr tho COtobtBUon of our commoD ri If"^ ;Uoni^|Iifm?^))kiiiiot aevor itself ^Wm'^^couilajtiiobiS&lof dratb.'' kiteis&e right man m 1^. Bai^ook, fof Gfl^roment, began ,7, the accused Ex-Attorney-^(jf'Neur York, ;nd jolin U. and ;Krain,'of St. Xouis, appeared for 'The^prooecation is being con-Distiiot (AtUjni^ Dyer, Jaines O. uop^Mau^^e&rr.j ksnoV-Btoim covering tlio grontia. :1iiii^pMkea,2O,|)0O fever bogs Ibis last ^ '�-.>' lady narrowly escaped uriod B^Ki ao.Merday. sexton' was kbout to close tbe casket for-* ever, when'a.symptomof life appeared. Itwas Ikontid thai, instead of being dead, she was in a Sou%b. n^'Mt of^mier on^tho'>W^a( the' Bs^of'tbo Miml&ippi, below-HOTyJpr-loans, is the net result ot tbe Eada }etty jobT up to date. Soveu feet moro tvUI cnlttte Oapt, Eads to tho flrst paymeut by the terms of tbe a letter from JelT, Davla, in which he takes substantially tbo same Kroond as BeU Hill, ^namely: that there Tare nqatrocities at Ander-tn^ville greater than those to which iTibel pris-. pbers were subjected, to hi Dortbom prisons; that Iho mortality at Andenonvllle was duo to causes wholly beyond tbe reach of tlie Confederate autbont}ee; and that tbo responsibility for the failure to bring about an exchange of PJWnerareatB upon thj(, Bodoral autborltlos. Jeff. Bcorns to ask, anti would -nit deign to ao-; cepVamn'oBty. To ibe his own language, there "isndviewof the tatnre wbicb makes it d^ eirslii�.rto mo to beiaolodedHu theiAmnciity bm.7;:: ^  .; Amiinig tbo passengen by the sleainer Wie-lani^whiob arrived ai Now York tbo other day, wore/Mrs. Thomas, thi wife of tile author of tbo Bnimethsveli dynalmteidlskstHr, .ftnd hw fODtclliiarea, 8h�ii^oB!t$d un\vUUfaiDim to talk about tlm,oaHse of her ntlpleasant prominence, particularly in tho proBentto of her cbii-'dren, *ho_Mf;yet^OTb l^nortat jbf tbe whole a^r. S^tiro^n to'il^^riatiranMt in her i'Ownhome hi this bonntryt .' Tbo Kehtbckj" LegiBlMiito*. has appropriated $6,000 toraCcutcnnial display. Tbe Hinno-BOtaLegulature has voted 925,000 for a similar purpose. T'^ehto :^JR; Bumoer. Has been arrested in Brooliiy% Jf; Y-johajgedTjijltb forgeries amount-Ihg to over $200,000. He was an oiBcisl in tbo Baptict Church, and covered bis transacUons witli bis professed piety. A general convention of railroad ticket agents, in somtoli in toulsvtlle, h�ve resolved itbanheCBntehiilal fares will-noi ,bB\r6duoc(4 WotfiMiSttpe^eehti^' '�  � CONOBESSIOHAL SVHXABT. I grant from Congress. Fort Smith, Ark,, is to havo another wholo-t-e|ecntiop. & the ;Cnit�d ^States Di^riot t at tbat'place, tie other Say,'Judge'parker sentence of death on six murderers. B onmcB for which they were tried were com-t&itteil iu tbe Indian Katlon. Tho 2lBt,day Ot 'J^ 'April next was fiiced'Ha thedayupon which tboy 'wttoswing. / ^>Tlio lending coal compaiUeslSt ^ho East have oi to aiispond mioiDg: opentibns till the ftii of March. ^ i^toury C. Oowen has addressed.a letter to the nth Church Exaioluing Committee, in |bicli be doolnrcB to the world that, years be^ �o tho prosout Ho&ndal became pnhho, bo was tifoiniflil, and now believcB, Uitt Mr. Coeobor lul hoou guilty of the cnmo'ofr'botrayiug.tho uclity of otlior homos bosiUe that.of Theo-ii'oTiltou. Mr. Bowou nquoances his readi-to testify t9 essential. facts before any IHbifliWlough �lirTviii'not "illW a inamoto be bruitodib^tore.tho-world." nuluBion ib tbat,^)t'it�o)i^tbe shadow of-a luH own mind, Jtri^Voecber la "guilty fill, crimos of (adultery, perjury and (Iron CqmtMnyi>of Albany, N. Y., id.f4, Iii�biUtiW((if tp,00O. fla!ilB,^NrY';;i'tU6'other day, Ed-coiivictod'i of killing James ed before 7uBti6e'I>yckman 00 oorpus,vand his oouusel so from sing Sing, on the ad bpemi imprl^ned ten itvltfi^' p final' sdutence. pied,' and. Stokes was re- fiNAwlYbrk'))i^ some prp|iartipn to the;preai3nt4^^^ '"�' army as it existed Vrfore'ih'o'War. "The Ad-_int-Genoral's and Inspeotor-Qonoral's Do-^artments are to be consolidated, and the Bureau ot Itlilitary Justice is abolished. _____To. h-J ' fionl?V�tI-rNinth'-'iteeot;-' ^^�^ ibfm, h>BOl siit women ,:an awtid FOUTICAL FOIHTS, Gap. Sherman has written a letter to i, mem-fierlof .tbeibiiid Legisl4ture,tUlwi>ictii' ho ido-olares that bo never has been, is not now, and never will Ije, a MuditUte- fpr,the,. Preside^ takes ofltiM(m,'lioweveir, :ta iexpreea^ ^ sonal preference for Gov. Hayes for that ox- Ute^lsSltiona'cT C-fm "^'^'^^' � loV'Dunnoo; 6^ plnnvlvaniiS-HaB bM^^ eleoted Chidrman of tbo Bepublioan Oongree- siobal Committee. A' national cbloired cosTention. baa! be'on tailed to meet at Mashvillo, Teoa,, on tbe 6tb of April next. ...... i A greenback convention has been called to meet at Hartford, qt.,:8'eb. 22. , , , , ; A moTem.pDt, iS; pn,;){opt to bays ,^ iCpngres-. I eional committee appointed to investigate the counectibn of politicians with tho Milwaukee whisky frauds. ^ This .Bepqbllcan Copgreaatpual, d�legsUpu from' New York are prdasing Sinator dddkllng tor the Fresi^euoy, and are confident that he will secure iiie^oniiinilifion; \ ^ TnoBsnAY, Feb. 3.-Senate.-The Senate devoted another day to tho District of Columbia 3:66 Bond UII, and flnally pamcd lt,...I{ltcbcool[ niib-mlttcd a retoIuUon IpatrucUng tho Committee on the Dtetrlet of Columbia to inquire into Iho oxpodl-oncy of providing a proper form ox governmout for tho District of Coinmbla, and report by bill or otUer-,wl�e. Agreed to. ZToiMe.-Glover, inlrocluced a rcfolutio ralllrgon the Attomoy-Ocneral for tho Ifl'.ters and papcrB asking for the removal of Judge BeUord, of Oolo^ raiIO,...lL btU, tDport�d by Wtama (tnd.), tbo Chairman ot tho Committee on AccBuntSifbr the imymout of disabled tlnMn BtildlctB Un tbe rblle of tbe HuuBo, led *to "cBuHlderable dlsbussldn as to whether there veto sn many tJnlBn soldiers now cn-tho toils, toH ilndbrtilklng td deny that there were, aud Holbian and WiUlams (Ind.) maintaining tho contrary. �*lnolly the bill wa8paBBod.,..Hiin-ton, from tho Judxlasy Committee, rcportod back, ttdvcrsoly, tho bill to proWde that the boade of ox-eouUvB dcpattmeats may ooonpy scats on the flcor of the House.' liaid on the labia.. i.Baonlngrepott-.cd from tbe MlUtary Oommitteo. a btU to regulate allowances of army officers, which was or-rlntodandroforred back to tbo committee. The ailoratlons'.are aa'follows: Goneral of. tho .Army, $10,000 Instead of $13,800; Uontenant-aon-eral, $8,000 instead of $11,000; Atajor-Goncrals to receive the proscnt pay, namely, $7,800, but tho pay. of Brlgarllcr-Gcnorol is reduocd to $5,000 Instead ot Ki.BOO. Chaplain's pny la reduced from ll.SOO to $1,000 a year. The salaries of all other offlcara. remain as now ettobUshed by law.... KfisBon Introduced a bill, to encourage tho conduct of oommdrco in vessels owned by cltlaohs of the United States....Tho House dovqtcd conslder-ablo time to the consideration of the Gonsular and Diplomatic Appropriation bIll....l'ho Sponkor laid bcforo tlio liouso a message from tho Presldeut vetoing tho bill trnnsf crrllig the Custody of certain Indlau truBfc fiiuda from tho Interior to the Treasury Department. FnmAi, Fob. 4.-ffeimte,-Tlie Senate took up tho case of. pinohback, and Morton spoke in favor of his ndinlBslon as Senator from Loiilslana. ....Bhomian Introdnocd n bill tolltuit tlio rnluo of Iiouseboirt oneots ontlUed to free entry.,..Adjourned to Monday, 7th. Hoiwc-Tho House was ougogcd nearly the whole day In coiwIdorlnB bills of a private ami local character, and transacted no buslnesK of gonbral intorcst .... There was a spicy little dobato between Morrl-i^onontheouo.side, ondKasBon and Townsoud on the other, growlup out of a bill granting a pension to one Diuican,.wuo had descrtod from tho Confod-orato and Jolnc'd tho rcdernl �fmy, Monday, Feb. 7.-&'naJe.-Tho Pinohback case was again before the' fsenatc. Tliurman got tho floor und entered Into a long and oxhaUBtlvo argument In opposition to the adnilsBlon of Flucbbncli as Senator. Chtistlancy also spoke agaUist his udmlHslon, and Howe in .favor.,;..There was a dlBOUssion of an hour and a half .(in execuUvo session) rcrjiectlng Iho nomlu�Uon of B. 0. Dllllnga to BUeoecd Judge Durell in X,oui8]ana. Wmise,-Bills were iulrodnced and referred as follows; By Huyler, to accuro homcslcads to actual aettlera.on tlio pnhllc lands; by Fort, declaring.the birthday of Abraham Lincoln a national holiday, ,;'and tb&t on tho 11th of April the national ling shall (float at half-mast; by Beard, to substltuto legol-tendor notes for national bank notes, and to make tha dnticB on imports reclvable one-half In legal tender notes; and to repeal tho Eesnmption act � of the/.Uth at [From Our Own Correspondent.] Des MoiNBS, Feb. 9, 1876. Wo aro now in the fifth week of legislative lalior, and tbe record is more coDspioaona tor wliat is not done.than otlierwiso. Not that there are not bills eooughi for there aro nearly toiu hnndred on file. It I mistake not, but three pabliO'laws have been enacted. Tbo' past week boa bsen spent in' getting bills to tho third reading, and when they come up again Uie roll oati will settle them, as there Will be ho debate on them. Tile most-iUlpor-tant IheasttreS haVe tiot yet boDh reported from the oommitteeB'^thh ootisUtutional alnbbd-mehte, lilipitlkl pllnishmbnt, isilroad tariff, salaries oi judges, aild reprosohtalivH appot-tionmbnk , , , ' ,r. , 1 TbKre Deems to b6 a dlsMltlBU tb bv^b dis-�enasloii. Br..moddllnE, with the rallrottd .tarifT, by creating a Botfil tif, .camfiUSSiSnehi, to whom tbe whde mUter will bb leterifod. Tbo Indidaiiona'are there is a majority agatfasl restoring oapital.btbiiBhment. The Snprbiile OouH tHil got Itn ititiroasb of Judgeto Btlt hq-.lUcWasb ,oT saWriba. ThS Sedate haa Voted to raise the s&larlos ot District aud Citciiit Judges to (2,600, but tho Uooss when it comes to consider the enormous amount of appropriations demanded will probably nM oononr. The appropriations ah-cady foot up over 91,045,000,' tor various State lu-sUtntiona. . When "the legislative expenses and State Oovernment expensea tor the next two years are added, tbe - sum will' bo conspicuous for its immensity. The preeent tax levy will not prodaoe tho money to pay it, and tho only way to do it will bo to issue bottds and borrow. It is highly probable tho great oxpeBtations t)t fioiiie bf the State in--stitutions tt-Ol not lie realised, ahd Ibe eScpehS-ilurps will bo kept Witliin tbe moans to pay. Misisika MAK. Mr. B. Beigor, a farmer near Wankee, Dallas County, came to this city a few weeks ago and sold his team at a livery stable, and has not been seen or heard of since. He had consid-orable money with him, and it was not expected ho would tie absent from home but a day or two. Ho left several crdditors, who have solzod his property. Some snspeot sharp practice, and some think he has been foully dealt with. A obooked TBASSAOnON. Tbetown was put in commotion on Thursday last by tho appearance hero with warrants for tbe arrest of Fetor Myers, an early settler of this county, but for aeveral yeats past a banker at Carthftge, The .ehorges agalhst him wbto ombeziilemebt ot aboilt fWiOUO of money be-longUig tb depositpts. Mr. Mjrers had been iil the city for BoVeral days proVlbiia to ThiitsdSy, but TiuiTSday JDvehing becbnid not be found, although his trunk and clothes were found at his boarding place. Friday it was discovered that during the night before ho had gone to Commerce Station aud thero taken tho cars for the West.: The lightning was Bent after liim, and bo was arrested Saturday at Council Bluffs, It waa also discovered that ho had sold all his real estate which ho owned in the city for cash at groat sociiQcoB; that he drew $3,000 lie had on deposit at a city bank; also that lio withdrew from OKeucteB papers rel,itinu to lauds he owned m other parts of the nlAte,^whiah occasioned some surprise'with those who knctv ot it, as it iVaS sUpposod ho Was wealthy, Myers tells^ a dittereilt Story. Ho Saj-a tlio bank, tliroucii tho adts ot his partner, got short ot funds, and he came liorh to get moiiov to help the bank, and he sold all be had to soli tor the beat price ho could got; that be know his creditors were attar iiihi, aud to avoid being taken back in custody of au olllcor ho left suddenly, hophig to get holUD and moot bin firod-itors before it Would bo kiioiVD wliotc ho i^afi. Mr. Myers was knoWn throilghoul Cclltrttl Iowa, aud maintained a good positioii in business circles. Ho was lormorly V. B. rcimioii Agent in this city,' wojian sni'mAUB, The Bonate committoo havo rojiorlod liack tho Woman BulTrago amendment without roc-omniondatioii, althoughtlioyBtoodtlircoagaiiiBt it to two for it. In tho House it has not becu tested. It may bo said that its fate haugs in uncertainty. It is possible, Hhoutd it como up on n ploasiint day, just after tho mombors hivo hacl b good dinner, it might pass. Tho Houho is a rather fitful body, and govorued by "spellB,'" Tlio best Bpoakora will say not a word for them. In tho Senate it is olliorwiBO. _ pktek. LcKlalutlve Bocnrd. Batdhdav, Feb. 5.-&iia(c.-Not iu Bcsalon, /foiMtc-IJUis \vcre parsed to a second rending To exclude, at the request of the defendant, all persons from tho court-room during tho preliminary oxaminatloul providing for tho contlncmont of insane convicts In the Stole LunHtlc Asyliiui; pro-vidinf; for a Jury where the Sherin" or oillcer ol tbe Courtisprojiidlcod Bgain�ttho defendant; providing that abstracts of coses appealed to the Supremo Court may bo amended before being flnally submit ted to the court; to rcquiro all county olBocre to report receipts and expenditures to tbo Board of lupcrvisors; to require onlcorH attaching crops or property where poBseBslon cannot bo taken to file notice of levy with the Clerk of tho District Court; providing for the publication'of tbo general laws in two newspa-'sln each countyatonelcgalrate,,,.BIllBpasBed: !o pay tho cost of tho Statu Reform School; to pio-  " Bond'- � � �� ' ---- lyflo. consent of tho owners, for road purposes. hibft Bond Supcrvlsora from cutl'iig down trocs In highways or timl timber from Inclosed lands, without iho " nrposes. 7.-/tew/ft-No sossion was Monday, Feb. held. if ouAC-Bills passed to tho second reading: Providing for tho election of City Treasurer and Marshal by the people; prorlding that Supervisors shall select two newnpapors In which to print tho proceedings of thu board; to appropriate $12,000 annually to tbo Collego for tbo Bllmf; preHcrtbing the quallllcatlon of Jurors, that tboy eholl be quaimed electors, of good Judgment, cmi rend and write, of tcuiporato habits, and. If foreign-horn, shall understand tho Englhih language: to provide oomponaatlon for Auditors in counties ot loss than 7,000 population... Bills passed : To authorize cities and towns ,tQ settle and adjust, ond renew tboir Indebtedness evidenced by bonds or notes, and to provide for tbo payment of tlio same; iirovldlug that no land shall bo laid out In city or town lots until an abstract of the title Is lUod with tho Becordor and the Clerk of the County and Federal Courts, and a certificate that the Bamo Is free from all incumbrance; providing for Uio appointment of city oflloors by Mayors with consent of Councils, Tdksday, Feb, 8.-Senate,-Bills bilrodncel: To prohibit tho sale of liquor within one milo of tho A WasBiogton disi�tuh to the Obicago' TrU SiTiesayB: "There arp, rampre of.noi^ ^d extraorduiary developments in tlio whisky business in Chicago, Milwaukee, and other Weet-bru pili^. ^,'It' jis ijald that 'ad^lAomU, li'nsis-|i$btedptJfspbsiwilt. be 'present^byittiagran^; j-.--^ ,,,. joHes, Soiheot tbepsrsons areex-ofiicialBof ?!*f�*d-rtpty tbbOoremment/ A very great eflfirt: la now .J n^pddngberecto prevent the further, develop-. .* iuiipiB that are anticipated, but it seems certain rU^ttf oat., that tbesb efforts will taU. The Goyeinment is *�ifiiU poaeewrion of all the evidence, and'itls' ilaid, in inner circles, that tbe stan will soon ' ~' Vfirst ioU^Uonii:wduMpn,(� Ute year I'ot ^--^has'tuled. The show did not billing its progress tlie foreign .Com mm' dUerred the aneceealve' eabbaiUa f^^msBdis^ ^a#^r;.?ai:^'';^ jBiaaianer outdid all the others bychartier- -a'Otailiri^fa (^"g,') nnireraity Boat Olab ^^.i^^tegiiii^iVit, ohalledge ot tti� fBoilri^iAa^aUbn ot Amerioan Colleges, and IJiliiD'^ibe invitaUon from Fhiladelpbia, to take {l^^wncent a^^ the Honse of at^M^iiaijtim hag b^ Wl A Young' CondDctor. A friend of tho 'writer, residing on it farm in lUiuois,- liiis .a four-year-old daughter named Etta, wlio frequently amuses borsdU by placing tlie chairs in a tow and colling tUom a train of oars. One. evening, while thus engaged, Mr. Bi,'a'if!tietid-of the family, called and unthinkingly occupied one of tho "cars," MiMSfjttei.npt wiehirig to halve her play disturbed, stepjied up and said: ! "Mister, dis is a train of tars." L"Oh.I? said Mr, B.; "then rU:bea poeseiigeWfHii^italiBaVidei" , , �mie"Etta-was riot at all satisfled. Aft6r hedtatiiig a moment she said: "Where do'oa want to dit off ?" Mr. B. repHed, "I'll get off at Bloom-ington. " WeU,'' Boid Etta, demurely, " dis is de place."--^iifor'g Drawer, in Har-per^s McLgazine. iThb FooSaka-.Fuel Reformer, an English journal, is out in opposition to :te8,.driWng,^ the > evil effects of �whielt^it � sayB- ftll-"with the greatest weijfUt  on women, vho owe to it their ooM leat uid bands, their liability to frequent oolda' and thieir habitual 'losaBf-appetite;-> . - . 'A HiomiANO yooAg ladv vraa informed that blindmari's buff waa the fashionable color, ^d asked for some silk of that diado on her nsit to Aberdeeii. polls on election day; to autliorlM the Township Trustees to construct town housos; to cliaoge five to sli as tho ago at which cblldron uiay be admitted to the ptiblio schools; to exempt church property from taxation to tbo extent of $5,000; provirllng that when negotiablo paper falU duo on a holiday, and that day comes on Sunday, the following Tuesday Bhall be tho day on which such paper la due,,,, Joint toBoluMona .were adopted requesting Itepre-sentatlves in Congress to secure the modlflcatlon of the Homestead laws, so aa to allow settlors to prove up ciolma before tbo Gierke .of tlio Courts In counties where the land Is located,,,, Tho Houra �bill, provldhig that cities having one-third tho pop-nlatton of the county, and not comprising a whole township, may oloot one mouibcr of the Board of Supervisors, v�a passed, ^oiUfc-BUla Introduced: Frovidlog that United Stales bonds shall not be exempted from taxatl"n, unless the boidaan)produced and shown; to provide for tho support of insane persons ; providing that Ico-cutterS shall placu a fence around tbe holes which they make In the Ice; to empower a Homo for tho Friendleea to assume the guardianship of destitute oWldren,...The Judiciary Committoo was hi-atriictcd to roi>ort a bill reorganizing the jiidloiary syslcBi of tbo State. WBDNESDAie, Feb.' i�.-;^lSe�vith his beaver on to rise from tho giound, like foatherod Mercury, to turn and wind n flory I'egasus tthd witch tho world tvlth noblo JioJ'somfllisljip. iTothiag of the klnil, Bhakespoate or ho aliakes-peai-e; iSo fiotapur of the %rthi nb Ihfiiifafctttol'^ an^tiotly ol tiiS Soiith has pitched into things generally, and "tho t'other side" portioularly, for a week, ^ifigs liove gone on as smoothly as n river ill iiie dttg-days; itjid inoii iiegia tb wbbder �what goi ihcra' into Buoli a iitalb bf bsciiemciit only week'or two ago. In another 'Week or so, when onother flame of debate slinll biust forth ond set the House on fire, so to say, those same pooiple will wonder how it oir came'about that this week they were so dull and uninterested. It is always BO at this metropolis. It is either down in the depths of dreary dullness or up to the very top of excitement. In this foot may be found the reason that bo mttlij' pimely seilBtiticiiitl rttmpra itiid Stories originnto llei-e. Half tlio time there is plenty to telegraph about and to write about, while as to tlio other Kolf there is little but routuie matters in Congress or in the departments. So nnconsciouable !'newspaper men" (and there ore several here) coll npon their imaginotious for their facts, and their imaginations being vivid, their "news" is uncommonly lively. The only manufnoture which is at oil noted ot Washington is the monufoctnre of news, on aforesaid. And "there's miDiohS iu It, there's inllUofts in it.'' The toljr bin of genbriil nottlro piissed by the EoiiBe -fras tho Military Apodetny Appropriatitin bill. As .it JiasSed that body, it. is a cbnsidofoblo rediicfiofa oti the estiinatoB mado by the 'Wor Pepai^t-ment and on the expenses of the last fiscal year. There being a wide difference of opinion as to the propriety of some of the reductions, it is boliovcd tlio Senate Avill amend the bill in sovoral particulars. MR. MOnmSON'S TAlilPP Btttf. Mr. Morrison, of IlUnois, early in the week introduced iv bill greatly oluinging the tariff, which is destined to oall forth lohg ilnd earnest disouaSioH both in Con-gfosB aild in the country. Mr. Morrison, as Chairman of the Ways and Meous Committee, is tbo loader of the HouNe in o measure of this kind, ond tbo policy whicli ho proposes to adopt is, tlioroforo, 0 matter of interest to the whole iJublic. The bill was referred to his committoo, anil wil], no doubt, bo adopted, substantially as prepared by him, by tho committee. Tlio bill is not " a swoiniiugmouHuro." It does not propose to wipe out the tariff. Tlio moro important rednotioim proposed are: Pip iron, from $7 to $5 i^or ton ; railroad iron from ho 810 por ton ; steel from 2^ to 1J cents per pound ; the duties on coavHo mauufuctmed cotton goods iii'o I'oduood one-JiuIf; 011 iiucr cotton goods ono-fifth ; on ciittciu yarns iiiul tliroivd, (10 per cent,.; the reduction on tvooIh nnd '\voolon goods m largo, overawing moro than 50 pvr oout. The free hst is considoiably extended, among tho more important items boing coal and all lU'tioleB used in wool manufiieturo, Ti-a and coffee, sow on tho froo list, arc required to pay a duty of 10 and d cents per pound respectively. I may say that the froo list cmbraccH a great many articles which produce but little revenue, and in the manufaoturo or production of which but fiiw porsons are engaged. ThroughoHt thu bill Mr. Morrison has tried to substitute specific for ad valorem duties. The bill, if passed, would be a notable simplitication of tho present tariff, which is the result of a largo number of acts of Congress, passed at different times and under vBr rious exigencies, and under which perplexing questions are constantly aiising to the botheration of merchants and of Treasury ofiicials. Its essential idea is to modify the protective i>olioy and to make a beginning in reducing tho tariff to a revenue basis, Mr. Morrison and friends of the bill claim that while its effect would be to reduce tho burdens of the people it would inerooso tho revenues of government. It may safely be predicted that tho bill will call forth a long discussion between tho protective and free trade school of thinkers. Opinion here is much di'vided upon its probable fate in Congress. It is generally believed that tho House will pass it, but its fate in tho Senate is cousidorod decidedly problematical. FBOPOSED AiaSNDHKMTS TO THB OONBTI-TUTION. The House occupied one day of the week in 0 debate on a resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution limiting the Presidential oflloe to a single term of four years. This waa a resolution proposed by the Jadioiai-y Committee, a minority of which, however, advocated, on amendment for a term of six years. The proposition of tho committee received the approval ot o majority of tho House (144 to 106), but failed for want of a two-thirds vote. The subject will come up again on a motion to reconsider. There are a good many proposed constitutional amendments ponding, some of which woidd bo of value, while others, though well enough in theory, would not amount to much practieally. Mr. Hpring-er, of the Springfield (IIL) district, some ten days ago proposed an amoudinont which IS much talked of here. It is designed to abolish special logialation by Congress in a thousand iind one instances whore saoh laws ore now enacted at ovMy session. Special legislation was obol-ishod by constitutional provision iu Indiana some twonty-flve years ago, aud since then a similar provision has boon incorporated in the lundamontaMaw of many of the States, in every instance 'with beneficent results. The want of such a grevision as is contemplated by Mr. pringer'S amendment is the cause of gross abuses and many, expensive evils. To this may largely be attributed the existence of " The Lobby" here, a sort of close and loose corporation (unlimited) which thrives on corruption, blackmail, confidence games, the reduction of deadbeatism to a science, or rather its eleva,tion to a fine an patronized by tha loh, and such like respectable peccaWloes. The support of tbis lobby has ;' /.t the people of these .United States 1 .om fifteen to fifty millions annually ('nring tbe last fifteen years. Ita minor and its major raids op tbe Treasury are in eternal donoootion or operation. It hod men of great toleutn for commanders, and others of cunning, strategy, and plncik for drill-maatexs. Fine orators, pecfMiu of tbe bi^pMet con- versational {towets; dieWngijished offi-oiolB, State ond national, of ibe l$Gat; first-rate gomblers with large diamond breastpins; brilliant women, oS beautiful and as virtuous as Venus the.blest, and some "newspaper men" make up tbe Washington lobby. Just how many downright robbenos and corrupt jobs they have helped to on^eer through Congress it would be difficult to toll. But that thoy have been the prime means of tho wrongful expenditure of at leikst two hundred millions sincetho beginning of tho war, nnd cf the infliction of gfettt oYilS'upoh the people by getting patents oxteuded wliioh ought not to httve been, ahd in other like Wflyi that ate tWk, no honCst fflaft wh6 kiiowfi jtlbout the ihSide of things here will doil;^i If Mr. Springer's amendment shall prevail, the occupation of the lobby will be gone.. The measure is one of very great practical inijiol'tanoa to th^ people, but as thero is no "oriilammo''itiit; iJiid no maudlin gush of any kind, I do not propose to bet my bottom dollar that it will be adopted. Nevertheless, if pooi>le knew how much it 'vt'ould boooflt them and aid honest statesmanBhip they would stir up Congress Uvoly on tho subject, and keep on stirring till the measure hod become a succoBB. _Ij. M. N. " FRIUUTFUL TKAUEDY. A Vct'iitoiiter niitoliers Ills 'Wife, CHtJier unit srotllcrf nnd Hanga Hlinaolf. A iieed of bload, -^ith Soat'ccly a parallel in oiir criminal dniiols, '^as Cnopsd last week in tho town of Lyndon, Vermont. Silas Wilder, a woU-to do farmer, residing at East 'Lyndon ^vith his father and mother, and known as a man of very impetuous temperament, seriously if not totally stabbed his wife, kiQcd his father and mother, and houged. liimBolf.' It scorns that he asked his wife to shorten o pair of his ovorallB. She did so, but by some moons mo-Jlo -them top short. This enraged himj and he oommencod obdsiilg lior. His mothet illtflirferod With some remarks, which still further exiis. peratod him. Uttering it profane tliroat, he stoi'ted for the Woodshod. His wife, fearing ho meoht mischief, followed him. Upon reaching the woodshed Wilder caught up an axe and started to return. His wife caught nt tho oxe to prevent him entering tho honse with it. Meanwhile, his aged father, hearing tho noise, wont into tho woodshed to soo what it was about. tTust as he got thero tho son said : "It I can't put ft slop to this with an 0x01 can withniy Itnifo." He then drew a large dirk-knifo and stniok hid wife a terrible blow across tho breast, ond afterword across tho loft eye, knocking her sonselesfl. Ho then rushed upon his father, felling him to the ground Avith a fearful blow npon the head. His mother, thinking to stop the affray, blow tho dinnor-honi. The Hon rusUod at her, audi striking lior throo or four blows with tho axo, nearly aevorod lior head from tho body. Leaving lior lying in lior blood ho returned lo liiH father and v/ifo. Tho old miiu had cmwlod buck into tho. kitclip.ii, aud ivas lying helpless on the floor. The sou raised his ax and soiifc it crashing through his father's head with such fofuo tliiit ho was nniiblo to n;Ovo it. His wife, who Imd Homowlmt rocov-orcd, mauagod to esoape to tlio UBiireHt house. The monster, finding thiitBho had escaped him, sought his own destruction. Ho first out his own throat. Piiiding that it did not instantly kill him, lie took a rope, climbed upon a boom, fastened the rope about his neck and the beam, and then jumped off. His neck was broken by tho fall, and death doubt-leas ensued immediately. The murderer was aged 33, and his wife about 23, while his father nnd mother wro 73 and 70 ro party a. suffloient number Of white men of energy, honiasly, ond fair intelligence to givo that party in the South a real and effective moral force. Belianoe upon United States bayonets, or appeals to a Congress one body of whiob ia' already Uemodtatio/ofe Woftib than iooliah. Any one who wishes to discover With what diffionltiea the liepnblioan porty in tho South has to oonteild,'ond by wlidt means it can hope to abhieve suboess, ^vill do well to study dttbritively the letter of Gov. Chamberlain, of South Carolina, to Sonotor Morton, Which we published yesterday morning. Gov. Oham-borltthi gives the, history of. his own experience. He was elected in 1874 by n majority much smaller than that which-the Bepublican ticket had uatially ob-toinod in former years. ' He aays frankly that liis weakness lay in tho foot that it great many honest Bepublicans did not believe that ho would conduct the Government in the Interest of reform. On taking his Seat,- however, he de-^ voted his onoi'gics to .corrying' out the pledges of reform^ which 1)6 had made iu the comxiaign, In thin work ho was so vigorous and so'far aucccesfnl that witlim a year the Bepublicans hod gained the confidence of tbo public to that degree that the Demo-orats. had nearly abandoned tho field.. At tliis moment tho Boptiblioah Legislature chose to appoint to tlio Circuit Court Bcntih one notorious white sobun-drcl, OX'Gov. MoNes, aud.a mulatto, W. J. Whippor, OS notorious a scoundrel as llio other, densely ignorant of.his duties, �nd a defaulter to the public treasury. This act of outrngeous abuse of power hiis recalled to life the energies of the Dombcratic party,. at A', according to Qov. Oliamberlniu, has made the, task.of carrying the State next fall a very diJEfi-oult one. The only woy in whibH that task can be accomplished, the Governor says, is to turn Moses, Whipper aud their adherents out of the portjy. This is, in brief, a picture substantially Bccurato of tho condition of tho Bn-pubUcan party throqghout, the. South. Its only hope is in relbntlessly �drivitig'it^ bad loaders out of the organization and in making itself the party at once of good government and 'progress. If it liBS the strength and sense to do this,, thero is no reason why'iaeaitly'^evbry; Southern Stoto should' nofsuppbrt Be--publican principles. The Democratic party is intimately ossooiated witli the past. Its ideas aro out of date ; its policy lias nothing to do with the pires'snt'!;' and offers no hope for the futiire.v..ilt is, in tho main, a reactionary, obstinate, dull, and prejudiced party. AU the questions of real importance to the 1 pie of the South aro motters of indi: ence, or worse, to the Democracy.; That party is obdurately opposed to any obm-plote and efficient system of public education. It is opposed to Northern immigration or immigration from abroad. I'o is ijrojudiced against the laboring olnsB, and cannot taow^.'whot poijoyis required to foster and bxtohd.vthat,in-S dustry which is tho foundation of every free State. Li a word, the Democracy is the party of obstruction, and the future of the South must eveutnally. be placed in other hands. A mogniiicent opportunity presente itself tp thq Bepublican party. H it-will rigidly expel mere plitco-seekers or plunderers from ita ronks; if it will odopt a policy at once economical and progrcsBivpj if it will undertake honestly to enebuir^ef fha industries bf the vonons States; oilii, above aU, if it will devote itBolf to the task of establishing an extensive system of cheajPj. primary public' matiiiotion/.it ca^ the fouridatitfns of '�r supremacy whicu cannot easily be shaken. The work cannot bo done m a day, but neither will ita fruits perish in.adoy.;'Every trues Bepublican, in whatever atdtioh iiomdy bo placed, owes it to his party to lend himself to the full extent of liis influence oud obility to this Imporianttask.-r-^cw Yor/i Times. . � and thecoantry ivUIbOoA go to (he'dogs.,: . .Alabania,-like Georgia, '^acoe�ta''ibO; decisiona oft the war and stonda by the : cotistitiitioDal amendmenta," in similar itiaoMr.fo thiitdeBbribed above. Their . labor Ifl-IM allow the Bailing of a negro at anctiOn wbea aoenaed of a .petty crime. , The^foUo'wing 'advextiaement,' hoa an in-; troQtivelook jit is cnt from tbo Oxford (Ala.) aWfrune/ - r � .'.' 'TWEinnri>OTiI.AII8BI!WAIII>.^ . I will oar (lie above rewardTor a colored boy named UcKinsay, who ran away from my ploccTr, laiit. I&tiirday.night, tho ;!6th;inBt. Said bay ' #� Bold at aiictibn'.for Btcaliog 910 frbm tlio ' Woodstook Iron Company's Rtoro, and was - ' � bonnil to roe for Hvo mouth9,'Dioo days and a i half hard labor to cover damages. > ;.�..:�:, ' re8etitedin''.ObngroBs ond Electcrrat' / lego, and. tUcir owners wield tho ',' power aa,before.. A gabiortwo-flftha in ? power in. the - nation ia tJie' reword of treaaon., 'Secosaion {>aid. Thpy hoyo the fnrm^of slawy v^itho^t' the n'nrao,' .withall itheproflta. on., ehforcpd., labor, |>none of- .the- ttmirbooka 'of ,,^UlSiiprtui{^ .. alayoaorriskaof propettyyii)men, ando. , 'gain;of 67 per cent. iii:.political..powcr, , which >thoyiwiold with�.: tho .some sii-,; ,' totiratio and .-violent hands as before; ^ tbrongh thoaomeaneana, tbo oat,;.bowie7.-. knlfo; revolveF'��rqt;be- reooheil�a company.-iVeto Kor/ii 7i'me�. > Boboi >Tar Cbiinis. ! About 2,100 bills havo been lutroducod in tha Holisb-a larger number than was over bdfoi-o ihtroduccd during o single session'. The mojority of them ore for -therelief Of persona oinimingroimburso- -  |tment for damages done bythoarmy during: the war. The Democratic leaciora -areIvery anxious to stop this deluge-of relief bilK lest"ii may injure the reputation of the party foip economy. A mem- ''.i berof the committee- on Okuma stated t to-day that all of thete bills could not be properly cbhsidered if the-eommitteo-> .s should sit eight hom's a day for o'yeoi-. Thp whole amount claimed in thoso bills ' ' is estimated ot over $50,000,000. � Eoch � member who has bills of this ohafactor  ' | in 'charge lapreBsing for o cbnsidcration ^ ' (Sft the claims of his conBtituoiits, and the � j^f^ult is that the committeo. ore able to..... do literally noUiiiig.- Wasfdngton DXa^ patch. _ ..   / Afraid of fire. The Demoorata in Congress, having been scorched at the amnesty bonfii'o, : seem tO be in wholesome 'dread of flames: They'make'no ammated reply to Senator Morton's Mxasperoting speech on oiiarohyin Mississippi, and it is" impossible to ascertain whether they arc paralyzed or mere sluggish ond comatose. If they hodu't talked quite too ' much on "prison pens" they might �  have .pluck and breath ononghleft tosiiy Bomotuiug now. However, aUence is '' golden.-Nenu York Qraphio. Cure for UphUierla. A correspondent, of tho Jorimal � writes tha(i ho has used the foUosving cure lor diphtheria in a greot many hard oosea, Bnd:iii not oue.lios it failed to effect a cure: "Procure sbnio'pitch tar-^ � not gas tor-t-put n^,little on o hot iron, iuviert a tunnel o'vcr the smoke, and lot ' thepatientinhalo-na mnoh .08 he eon ' without stronglingvjfor a fow muiutos, , . five oraix times a.day.. During tho m-. " tervals lot tho patient hove small pieces of ice to keep oa ..neor tbe jroot^of the �fongiieaapoBsiblb"" - i � �� --jj^-; ,^--..-i f / :;j He IMdhH Flinch. He .:;' didn't flinchH" 1'No'm, but tho pirato licked/' � :, .:. �_ , ^� TnEdetfiiliipf Mr.Moi-risou's iiropusta' t�rift".arp,printed,nt length in Ihjo doilyj*^ papers.:,,The.mor,o imporlant alttrati.AiUole^-In wool maniif abtiuing.i^aTe. put/xmjii'j freeliat: "Piigiron-is to pay$S ' tbn,'i8-put bii^ tbb.fi(foe'lifct.� Cigar?-' to payiipifbrtjqily0^,'6O perpOundina of FipiM � 'a9^.^  The -- itrau of inbibaadjBr^m.'tBkirie frqii free ;U?t;tMi;'^;'�f^�?^^ wctftteuieut .at -^J^, ;