New York Times, January 27, 1882

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New York Times, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1882, New York, New York r VOL. 9482. NEW-YORK, FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 1882. PRICE FOUR CENTS, LAW-MAKING IiV CONGRESS f A VOTE ON THE SHERMAN REFUND- ING BILL. IBB 8BSATE REFUSES TO LAT IT OH THE SHERHAS DEFENDS HIS AND INCIDENTALLT DIBCUS3EB THE TARIFF AND TAX MITTEE CLERKSHIPS AUD IRISH AJTFAIBB TALKED OF IN THE HOUSE. WASHINGTON, Jan. tbo Senate to- day, Mr. Sherman made a speech In sup- port of his 3 per cent funding bill, and ho had finished bis remarks a vote eras taken on a motion made by Mr. "Windom to lay tho bill and amendments on the table. Tho motion was lost bj a vote of 23 to 45, as follows, [Republicans In roman. Democrats In Italic, Independents in SHALL CAPITALS.] Bayard, Butler, Call. Camdin, Ea- rtr of SVest Irelnla, fair, Fartty, Gorman, Grootnt. Hampton. Ingtills. Jacluon, Johnston. Logan. Mor- yan. Plumb. Sewell. staler. Teller, Vance. Ytit, WU- liami, and Aldrlch. Allison. 'Anthony. Btck, Blair. Broicn. Cameron of Fenosylrnnln. Cnraoron of Wi'consin.tcx-f. Concer. DAVIS of Illinois.Davlea, Edmnnda. Ferrj. Frye. Hale, Bar- Ilarrlson, Hnwloy. IIlll of Colorado. Bill of Geortrla, Ilonr. Jonai. Jones of Florida, Lamar. McDIll, McMIllaa. McPhirton, .Vaxev. Mil- ler of California, Mllchell, Morrlll. findltton, Platt, Fuyfi. Hantom. Rollins, saultbury. Sanders, Saw- yer. Shorman. Vaa Wyok, WTule It Is known that many Senators voted against tho motion who are opposed to tho bill, because they desired votes to be taken on the amendments pro- lented. yet the large majority was i great surprise to thoso who have for several days confidently predicted tho defeat of tho measure. Tho greater part of Mr. Sherman's speech was In opposition to tho amendments proposed by Mr. Vest, tha most important of which la ttui one making it compul- tory on tha national banks to taco tbo bonds. Mr. Sherman criticised both its con- struction nnd principle, and said it the griev- ances complained of under section 4 of the act of 1S70, wnlch allows tho bank? to surrender their circulation at will, wera to bo rem- edied, tho remedy should be applied in an Independent bill to bo reported from tho CommjtUo on Finance. amendment requiring the banks to keep ono- third of their capital in United States bonds was opposed by Mr. Sherman, who said that somo of tbo largest banks in tho country had littlo or no circulation, and the amendment, if adopted, would drivo them out of existence. Mr. Shermau, in discussing the silver question, said tha subject was now in the hands of a Monetary Conference. It was hoped that somo international agreement might bo reached. Mr. Plumb's proposition to reduce tho Treasury reserve to should bo considered in an independent bill; as an amendment to tho Refunding bill it was out of placo. Mr. Sherman reviewed the history of the refund- Ing legislation in tho Uuited States and Europe. In reply to Mr. Win- tlom's appeal to "let well enough tbo Ohio Senator defined "well enough" ns meaning that which is tho best for the coun- try, nntnely, the passage of his bilL Tho most interesting portion of Mr. Sher- man's speech was bis statements regarding the reduction of taxation amd the re- vision of tho tariff. Mr. Morgan request- ed an explanation of Mr. Sherman's views on these subjects, and he gavo them very frank- ly. Ho said that Congress, in his estimation, would fail in its duty to tho people if taxes were not reduced at this or the next session. Ho wished all internal, except those on whiskv and tobacco, abol- ished. A burden of about would be lifted were these taxes repealed. The great subject of tho tariff, he sold, was not to be dealt with lightly. Ho had al- leys beliovcd that tho best commission to deal with tho subject was tbo commission mndo by the Constitution. The tariff should be revised in tho same way that It was created 20 years ago, when Mr. Morrill framed the bill. Mr. Sherman pointed outsomo of tho irregularities in the present tariff. The method of collecting thedutyon sugar should be changed. The duty on sugar alono yield- ed a revenue ot about to the Government, and tbo method of collecting this revenue was such that no honest man could tell what he onghtto pav. The old ways of testing tho saccharine strength of sugar had been so completely disturbed by changes in tho process of manufacture that they were really testa of nothing but frnnd. Keccnt investigations had shownl that sugar which, under tho old standard test, would have been admitted as No. 7. possessed saccharine strength of more inan No. 13. Tho fault was entirely iu tho tariff. Congress had failed repeatedly to remedy it. because the bills reported wore invariably loaded with riders to change I duties on other ar- ticles. The Treasury Department, to aid la detecting fraud, had adopted the use of tno polarlscopo, and since that instru- ment was introduced thoro had been a cam of annually in the duties. Any committee, with tho information now in tha possession of Congress, could frame a bill in throo days that would remedy tha defects In tbo law. Mr. Sherman said that he had always believed In tho doctrino of protection to Ameri- can industry and labor. That policy had built up the business Interests of this country. It delighted bun to know that tho South was takine up ttje idea. New cotton mills being built Iu tho Southern States; hor iron mines were being opened and her indus- tries dlvprslfled. There la tho road to there 13 the road to prosperity In tho tie exclaimed with enthusiasm. Ho said that while protecting- our industries there woro scores of articles which we should strike from the tariff list. Ho desired the Senator from Alabama to discard his Democratic free trade theories and join in the good work. Mr. Morgan said that he believed in the old theory of building tho cotton mill close to tho gin, and the saving thereby effected would movo tho necessity for high protection. Mr. Shorman, continuing, advised the reduc- tion of taxation to a point where tho surplus revenues would maintain tho sink- ing fund required by law. Returning to the question of tho tariff, he declared that the present rates on iron and steel were Incongru- ous. When tho Morrill bill becamo a law all the steel was imported and cost three times as much then as now. Tho duty was im- posed in view of the condition of affairs 20 years aeo. Now processes of ruanutac- taro had since revolutionized tho trade. A gentleman had told him yesterday that steel rails could be made now cheaper than iron rails. The enombs of tho protective system took advantage, Mr. Sherman said, of such incongruities to show tho imperfections of the tariff. In- stead of talung up the tariff as a. whole, he wished tha different defects corrected ill separate bills to bo pushed through Congress without allowing them to bo burdened with riders. Ho favored a reduction of or JBO.- OUO.OGO in taxes as soon, as possible. A commission, in his judgment, could not do tho work. Ho alludod to the diminishing exports of the United States and the prosoect of tho balance of trado turn- Ing against tha country, and he wanted tho taxes reduced, tho doht put in good shape and everything made secure against the possi- bility of" a depression following the prosperity of tho past few years. Jlr. Windom briefly replied, saying that tho uncertainties of the fnturo alluded to by Mr. Sherman wero tho strongest arguments in favor of keeping tho debt in its present shape, where ID could be paid or not at a low rate of Interest at tha pleasure of tho Government. In tho House to-day the consideration of the report of tho Committee on Ac- counts was resumed. and a final vote was not reached until 3 O'clock. In this report ths committee tomakoan assignment of clerks to commit- tees. In maiiy of the committees clerks are indispensable, and in others there is no com- mittee w ork for them to do. But In thoso-cnlled ornamental comtnittoes, tha clerk, if one bo aseimed. is very useful to the Chairman, ana ia sach cases he frequently becomes the Chair- man's nrlvatesccrotaiT. At times thadeoatawaa amusing. Mr. Cox spoke about the Library Committee, of which Mr. McCookisnow Chair- man, and declared that tho sole duty of the committee was the distribution among mem- bers of orders for bouquets from the botanical garden. He remarked that when he was on that committee ho dispensed flowers free hand, but had no clerk. He understood that Mr. Mc- Cook bad decided that be would not perform this duty. Mr. McCook said ho had discovered that it was expected that he would distribute flowers for social and {esthetic purposes, and had decided that he was not n suitable person for the work. Ho had, therefore. Introduced a bill transferring this duty to the agricultural department. He added that ho had not asked for tde clerk which was assigned in tho committee's report, but ho should support tho report, although ho could get along without a clerk. In the course of tho debate it was shown that the Democrats, when con tho House, had given clerks to a great many orna- mental committees. Tho Democrats, led by Mr. Holman, interposed many objections anil secured two or three, yea and nay votes on amendments. Tho dobato was a profitless one. After 3 o'clock Mr. Rodin son, of Brook- lyn, made a long speech in advocacy of American Intervention in behnlf of "patriots" confined in Irish ialls, and was followed by Mr. Cox, who spoke with sonio eloquence on the same, subject. Tho pond- inc question was tho rosolutiou re- ported from tho Foreign Affairs Com- mittee, calling upon the President for information concerning American citizens imprisoned by Groat Britain. No action wtis teken, and tho House adjourned until evening, at whon a session was held for dohato only. _ FROM WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON, Jan. !i5, Tho national bauk notes received for re- demption to-day amounted to Tbe houso to-day pnssod tho bill for tha re- lief of Mrs. Abraham Lincoln. Tho receipts from internal rovenue to-day were 40. and from Customs 373 25 The Houso Committee on Commerce will bo- pin tho consideration of the River and Harbor bill on Thursday next Tho House Committee on Ways and Means to-day agreed to report a bill to remit tho duty paid by the American company of revisers of the Now Testament on copies of that work imported for free distribution among theologians and other scholars for tho purposo of examination and criticism. Representative McKinloy, Chairman of tho sub committeo "On tho Death of President has received a communication from ex-Secretary Blaine saving that lio will be prepared to deliver tho eulogy in accordance with the request of the committee, either on Fob. 25 or 27. Mr. McKmloy says it is quite probablo that the latter date will bo decided upon. Senator Fair, of Nevndn, had a dinner party to-night in his private parlors at tho Arling- ton, which was attended by a number of Son ators and their wives. Tho rooms wero olab- oratoly decorated, and the tablo was profusely adorned with Marochal Niul and Jacqueminot buds, and illuminated by two hugo brabb can- delabra. Tho menu cards were very elegant, and tho dinner itself a credit to tho chufol tha Arlington. Tho Treasurer of tho United States Las again reversed his decision in reference to re- ceiving payment upon called bonds held 03 security for tho circulation of national banks, so that banks can now. upon tho execution of tho necessary papers, havo their callud bonds- forwarded to the Secretary for payment, 1JO per cent, of tho amount being deposited for tho redemption of tho circulating notes, aad tho remaining 10 per cent, transmitted to tho bank which is the owner ot tho bonds. Tho sub-committeo of tlio Houso Committeo on Agriculture having in chargo tho subject of "Diseases of Animals" to-day agreed to re- port favorably to the full committee tbe bill recently introduced by Mr. Hatch, of Mis- souri. which provides for the establishment of a Bureau of Animal Industry with a viow of preventing tho exportation of diseased cattle, and the spread of infectious or contagious dis- eases among domestic animals, and which im- poses a fine upon persons or corporations trans- porting such cattlo. Judgo Snell, having yesterday announced his readiness for a trial of physical endurance with tho defendant? in tho straw bond star route cases, to-day took his seat prepared to becin tho personal examination of tho bids and contracts. A formidable array of documents was placed before him, and the court was pro- ceeding to take up tho South Carolina bids, when a consultation between counsel took place, Messrs. Wilson and lime, of tho de- icnse, and Messrs. Bliss ami Cook for tha Gov- ernment, participating. As tho result of this conference it was decided that an adjournment until to-morrow (Friday) should be had. It is expected that by that timo an agreement as to tho admission of tho papers will ho arrived at Tho court then adjourned. Tho sub-committeo of tho Houso Committeo on Banking and Currency In chargo of tho bill to extond national bank cbnrtora called ucon Attorney-General Browser to-day for tbo purposo of obtaining his viows as to cer- tain legal questions which have arisen in con- nection with tho bill. Tho Attorney-General informed them that upon referring to the rec- ords of his otllco ho found that it had not been the custom of his predecessors to render opin- ions upoa questions arisme in Congress, and that, therefore, ho did not feel at liberty to give his opinion on the question referred to. The question which has arisen Is whether a guardian or Executor engaged in tho banking business can lawfully consent to an extension of tho charter of a bank with which ha is con- nected. Messrs. L. Burget, Henry Bonn, and G. Wagenfaehr, a Committee representing the cigar manufacturers of tho United States. mado arguments to-day before tho Committee on Ways and Moans, and also before Commis- sioner Raum, in favor of a reduction in tbo tax on cigars from to per They represented that up to 1375 tho tax was at tho uniform rate of per and that on March 3 of that year tho tax was increased to SO, which equalized tho tax on cigars and manufactured tobacco; but that In March, 1879, tho tax on manufactured tobacco was re- duced from 24 cents per pound to 1C cents per pound without a corresponding reduction on cigars, which is considered by them unjust to tbo cigar manufacturers and a discrimination in favor of tobacco manufacturers. Senator Wilson iutroduced a bill to-day to provide a reservo fund for tho re- demption of United States notes. It provides tliat a maximum reservo fund not exceeding tho MUD of sdall bo sot apart In tho Treasury for the solo purposo of redeeming United States notps, three-fourths of which shall ho in gold coin and bullion and tho remainder in stand- ard silver dollars. Any holder of eold com may deposit tho sumo with tho Treasurer or any Assistant Treasurer of the United States in sums not loss than and receive therefor gold certificates of not less than each, corresponding with tho denominations of tho United States notes. Tho coin deposited Or representing tho cer- tificates shall be retained in tho Treasury for tho payment of the same on demand. Tho cer- bo receivable for Customs, taxes, nnd all public duos, and whon so received may be reissued. Such certiilcates and tho certifi- cates issued under authority of tho standard silver dollar act of February, 1878, may bo counted aa part of tho lawful money reservo of national banks, and may be accepted in tho sottlemont of Clearing- house balances. Tho bill also provides that gold and silver certificates shall not bo Issued when the rovonuofund folia below or until It Is restored to that amount. THE MOBILE POSTMASTERSHIP. WASHIHQTON, Jan. term of office of Postmaster tVlckersham. of Mobllo, ex- pires Feb. 42, and it is not believed that no will bo ronominated. Ono of tbo most prominent candidates for tho place is Nathaniel W. Trimble, now Clerk of tbe United States Court and (Jhiet Supervisor of Elections for the Mobile district. Mr. Trimble Is a native of SEEKING FEDERAL OFFICES THE WINNERS IN THE CONTEST AT CINCINNATI. A BARREN VICTORT FOR THE THE NETV APPOINTEIB HARDLY MEN TO THEIR SHBRMAN MEN OUSTED AND ONE SHERMAN MAN AND TWO DOUBTFUL OKES APPOINTED. CINCINNATI, Jan. three Cincin- nati appointments sent to tho Senate to-day havo excited a degroo of interest out of all proportion to tho Importance of tho calces. In political circloa and at tho clubs little e'se fa talked about to-nicht. Both of tho Republican factions aro claiming a victory in tho President's nominations. Tho facts aro these: A well-organized and de- termined effort was begun by tho Stalwart leaders, soon after Mr. Arthur becamo Presi- dent, to secure an entirely now deal among tho holders of Government offices in Cincinnati They had enemies in office to punish and pro- fessional office-seekers of the Stalwart typo to put forward and to use whon appointed. In tho first part of this programme they have suc- ceeded. Tdo present appointees will loso their heads, and among them Is Amos Smith, Col- lector of Internal Ilovenuo, and tlio best or- ganizer and most efficient party worker tho Republicans have had in thi9 city for many years. His removal will bo an irreparable in- jury to tho Sherman and Garfleld branch of tbe party, who aro greatly In tho majority. The Stalwarts bated him, and are entitled to all tha credit of his removal. But their victory la robbed of much of Its sweetness and nearly all of its prospective ad- vantages Cy tho refusal of the President to appoint to tho vacancies thus created tho men of their choice. Two of tho now appointees are only a single, degree more acceptable to tho Stalwarts thnn tho Shorman men who go out, and tho third. Col. WhitUold, for Post- master, is an out-and-out representative of the Sherman faction, and was the one most bitterly opposed by tho Stalwarts in the entlro list of candidates. Tho situation is, therefore, this: Three Sher- man men have been ousted, and in their places ono conspicuously strong Shorman man and two second cousins to tboStalwnrts appointed. Tbo new appointees are Col. Merkbroit, for Assistant Treasurer; Col. WhitQold, for Post- master, and William H. Taft, for Collector of Internal Revenue. Col. Mcrkbreit was in tho Union Army, and lav in Llbby Prison for several months. Ho is ono oE tlio proprietors of tlio VolkMatt, an independ- ent and inlluentinl German daily, no Is claimed by tbo Stalwarts, Lut two days boforo tho assembling of tho Chicago convention lio enul to THE TniEs's correspondent, for oubli- cation, that tho Volksblatt would not support Graut should ho be nominated, and that in coming to thnt decision tlio other proprietors deferred to his wish. Col. "VVbitfield, tho nominco for Postmaster, also has a creditable nrmy record. Ho was in tlip Internal Revenue Service for many vears, and has bouii Assistant Postmaster lor ono year. His rocouiuiemla- tioiiH cnmo largely from tho liusiness portion of tho community and were tho strongest ot any of the candidates. Ho is an open repre- sentative of tho Sborinnn-Garfleld element and of tho Lincoln Club. William H. Taft is a son of Judgo Taft. who was Attorney-Gen- eral under President Grant. Ho suc- ceeds Amos Smith os Collector of Internal Revenue, and is at present Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of tho county. Ho is less than years of "aee. but possesses capa- city and integrity in a marked degree. Ho comes from a Stalwart family, and has sonic Stnlwnrt inclinations, but for the creator num- ber of Steln-nrt leaders in this city he has lit- tle respefL, and ho has never affiliated with tlicm. Nonp of the appointments are objec- tionable. Whilo it is generally regretted that Collector Smith has been sacrificed, thu nomi- nations givo much satisfaction. GOVERNOR AGAINST CONGRESSMAN. THE RUMPUS LI WILKESBAKRE OVER THE CLAIMS OF TWO ASPUIASTB TO It THE POST OFFICE. WILKESBARRE, Pcnn.. Jan. city just now is agitated from centre to circumfer- ence by n Post Office war, almost equal In magnitude, to tho battle of which tho "bloody Queen tho virago of Wyoming, was tho Heroine. Tho pressing need of Wilkes- barro is two Post Offices, ono of which should bo given to tho present Postmaster, Mr. Doug- lass Smith, and tho other to his rival, Mr. Al Orr. Tlio contest has already assumed tho proportions of a State fight, tho Governor having thrown himself Into tho breach for Smith, while Mr. Orr is Congressman Scran- ton's man for tho position. Mr. Scranton comes from tho bustling city bearing his name iu tho Lackawanna Valloy, about 18 or 20 miles away, nnd is tho proprietor of tho Re- publican, published them. Tho friends of Smith fonght him for his nomination and supported his rival, tho lato Con gross- in all Wright, at thu least such is tho statement mado by Scranton's friends in this city, who claim to know what was go- Ing on at tho time. Not only that, but they ignored him after his election, and mado their application for reappointnicnt direct to tho department at ashington. Mr. Scranton Is no novice in politics. Being tho first Repub- lican Congressman from this district In many years, ho naturally looked for that courtesy which a Representative should receive, and tho conduct of Smith's frioiids simply made his advocacy of Orr all tho moro determined. A few woeks ago it was rumorod Orr's ap- pointment was about to bo mado. Gov. Hoyt was entreated to go to Washington and plead personally with. President Arthur for Smith's retention. Tho Governor accordingly wroto to tbo President for a personal hcarinc, which has been granted, and in tho meantime- tho tho appointmgnt nas been hung up and tho war goes on. Every day of delay but adds to tho hitter- ness of the Factional fooling which this matter has engendered. Prominent Republicans who have been life-long friends are divided on tlio subject, and several delegations Lavo already been to tho capital In Mr. Smith's interest. Ono of these was led by Attorney-General Palmer. Orr's backers include- ox-Cougross- imin Shoemaker, one of the wealthiest men In tho vnlloy; ex-Senator Wadhams, District At- torney Farnham, and many others whose an- cestors were numbered among tho old settlers. They sav it is not a matter for the Governor to interfere In. Ho has not lived in "Wilkes- barro for several years, his homo being at Har- risbarg, and if ho had boon in Wilkesbarro all tho time ho might bo Orr's stanchest sup- porter instead of Ixsing opposed to lilm. Tlio fight has been narrowed down between Gov. Hoyt and Congressman Scrantou, and all tho Eupors in the State aro talking about it. Thoro i somo talk of a compromise- by taking up a third person, but thoso who arc burking Mr. Scranton would regard that as a humiliating defeat for their Congressman, and say they don't want it. Smith's friends claim that Orr has not always been a machine Republican, and his independence at times led him after strange gods, but to this Orr replies that loyal- ty to tho Renublican Party does not consist in complete and abject subservience to an organ- ization known here as tho Franklin-street ring, the cardinal principle of which is to put each of tho members in office. It Is no disparagement to tho members to sny that they uro all very pleasant gentlemen and have been well pro- vided for; so well, in fact, that it would seem tho port of prudence for Mr. Orr to pay his initiation fee and apply for membership. The principal drawback is tho fact that tho public do not toko very kindly to tho organization or its candidates, and it is much easier to got ono of tbe latter appointed than elected to office. It is clear that thero will ho no peace on tho Susquohanna until President Arthur either reappolnts Smith or nuts Orr in office. In any will be unhappy, and if Con- gressman Scranton desires to restore comploto harmony he will introduce a bill trivinc each of his constituents a Pest Office with a fat salary. That seems to be the only feasible of cutting tho Gordian knot THE CONTEST IN BALTIMORE. THE APPOINTMENTS LOOKED UPON A8 A VICTORY FOR THE CRESWELL BALTIMORE, Jan. new deal bad beon expected in the Federal offices in this city; and, therefore, whon President Arthur to-day sent to tho Senate the name of Col. Edwin H. "Webster, of Harford County, to bo Collector of this port, la tho place of Col. John L. Thomas, ho surprised no ono. Collector Thomas gavo up tho fight for roappointment several weeks ago. Col. Webster, who will succood him, fa an ox- collont man In many respects, although not any too much of a Republican, Ho has served In tho samo position boforo, Laving been ap- pointed by Lincoln and continued by Johnson. When Johnson wont astray, Webster went with him and was a Democrat up to two years ago, whon ho ran for Congress on tho Republican ticket, in tho Second District, and was dofo.ited. In spito of his somewhat crooked political record, ho is regarded as ono of tho leading men of tho State, and the trust will bo safe, in his hands. Ho never sought the appointmont for himself, but ex-Postroastor-General J. A. J. Creswell soucbt it for him, and to Mr. Crenwell's in- fluence his appointment is due. Yet Col Web- ster Is not a Crcswoll man, but Mr. Creswoll found in bim tho strongest candidate named, and secured Webster's appointment to strength- en bis own hold on Maryland politics. Mr. Gary's candidate, J. Morrison Harris, was left far behind m tbo fight, his record as a Repub- lican being too vulnerable to stand tho attacks made upon it. Had Mr. Gary named a bettor man hu might havo carried him through had Garfleld lived. This change, therefore, does not moan any improvement in the condition of Maryland Re- publicanism. It merely means that tho long struggle between tho Creswoll faction and the Thomas faction has resulted in a victory for tho former. Tho better class of Republicans la tho State are outside of both factions, nor will they tako any interest in tvbilo either faction is allowed to rulo by graco of tho Administration. Tho man mimed for Naval Officer. Dr. William R. Wli- mer, is also a Creswell man, wbllo his prede- cessor Corkran, Is not much of anything po- litically, though a very pleasant gentleman so- cially. United States Marshal McClintock and District Attorney Stirling aro renominated. DEMOCRATS ALMOST CAPTURED. AN ATTEMPT TO SECUKI A JOINT MEETING OF THE NEW-JERSEY LIO13LATUR1. rf, Jan. 20. Ever since it flrst bo- cnmo known tlmt tlic Democrats had captured tho lower houBO of tlio Leulbhturo it has boon rumored that tho Assembly woulil refuse to eo Into Joint meeting with llio Sennto. Tlio preponderance of tbn Kepubllcna vote ia tho Senate more than coun- terbalances tho Democratic) majority la thu lower house, and on a joint ballot tho Republicans -nould havo a fair workln? majority. Tills would insure- tbo election of a Itcpublloan as Stuto Treasurer, and of Republicans to the placed of the Stute Prison laspeclors whoso torms aro about to osplro. IJut tlio Democrats aro not without Lopu of bavlnc a majority In the Joint mcctlnc of tlio nest btato I.esls'aiure. wlien a United States Senator to suo- cccd Ucl'lierson Is to be chosen. If then they can Btavo off the election of a State Treasurer bfttio present Legislature, tliey mny, they tlilnk, bo In DOsiUon la tlio a oil to elect a man after their on a heart. Tho Republicans aro shrewdly watching tlielr Opportunity 10 dofeul tills scheme, and Inst even- Ine they nearly succeeded In accomplishing It. Some oae with a. slmrji cyo for tho distlnctloo be- tween Democratic and Republican noses, discov- ered by actual count tlmt there were not ns many Democratic as Republican noses In tho Chamber. and he offered a joint resolution declaring iliat at 4 o'clock Ln tho afternoon of Fob. 14 tbo much- mooted 'Joint meeting should be held. Tho Democrats wero thrown Into (ho direst con- fusion. If such a resolution should bo rushed through tho House, It would bo at onco adopted bv tlio Sennto. nnd tho Joint meeting could not be possibly avoided. Tho Sureeunt-at- Arms and Ills assistants wero sent out to drum up Hie Democratic absentees. A test voto on somo Interlocutory inotloo showed that ihcro woro 8 of thc.-u. nnd that against tho Republican 37 I Hero only 23 Democrats. Wlnlo tho "whlpoers- 1n" wero off on their crmnd tlio Democrats filibustered. In tlio meanilmo four of tho Democratic absentees hud been hurrltid to thoir places, and on the ponding motion to adjourn the? mustered 37 votes, tluiue tho Republican vote. Tlio motion wua Just nliout to be (lectured lost, when One of the members noticing tlio nrrt- val of Mr. Ilond. renewed the call for tho abacn- toes. The roll WUB eonu over niruln. ana Bond's voto mndo tlio majority thnt carried tho motion, and tlio meeting wait broucht to a close. 1hls scene accepted as an Indication that tho Demo- crats will refuse to consent to the joint meeting. They havo not caucused tlio question, lioworcr. and some of them aro opposed to tlio proposed ac- tion. Tim opposition to tlio Joint mectlae Is, In fact, fill-oncost m Hudson County, nnd thero It Is Inspired by a hopo of securing a Pollca Justico. STORM IN THE VIRGINIA SENATE. TUB PRB8IDKNT PRO TBM. FAKCIEB IIIS ATTACKED AND RESIGNS HIS PO- SITION. RICHMOND. Va., Jan. tho Senate to- 'day, a resolution was adopted appolatlnp n com- mitteo of throo to rollovo tho President pro tern, of tho responsibility of appointing tho special commit- teo provided for la the resolution adopted yes- terday to Investigate tho truth of alleged reports that certain officers of tho Senate, whose nutnei are not given, bad by cor- rupt means attempted to Influence votes of members of that body. This action brought on a sharp discussion, la which Senator Itld- dlobereer, the mover of Ibo resolution of investigation, attempted to havo the matter reconsidered, believing, as ho did, thnt tho adoption of tbo resolution of to-day was aimed at debarring him from the Chairmanship of tho pro- posed select act of dlscoanosv which was without precedent and could not be al- lowed to be passed uuooticod. After full explana- tions tho matter was finally brought ton conclusion by the withdrawal of all tho motions to recon- sider. In tho beginning of tho debate Gen El- liott, tbe President pro tern., had vacated tho chair, nnd at Us closo roue to a question of personal privilege, lio then, in most fcellnv terms, spoko of tho pleasure and prldo lio had felt when the Sonnto had chosnn him as Its presiding officer, bnt that now, when It wasovldent from tho tenor of tho resolution just adopted thnt tho Senate bad lost confidence In him, he felt bound In honor to himself to return tho trust placed In his bands, aad he would, therefore, tender his reslp- natloa as I resident pro tern. This unexpected turn of affairs created a sensation, and brought many Senators successively to their feet, some ap- proving llr. Elliott's action, but all joining In op- the acceptance of his resignation. Tho discussion wns ended by tho President pro tern., who. after acknowledging the many kind ex- pressions from all sides, said that his sense ot self- respect would not permit him to clianzo tho uouno ho hud taken. A resolution was ihon adopted to the effect that no discourtesy whatever was In- tcadedto the Prcsldont protein, of tho Senate by tlio adoption of tho resolution whlcb hud caused nil tho trouble. Tho vote being almost unanimous, tho Senate then decided to so Into tho election of a Presldcat pro tern., and Oen. Wyntt II. Elllo't was placed Iri nomination for re-clcotloa. Tbo roll-call showed that ho bod received the votes of all tho Senators present, only ono belnit absent. Gen. Elliott, araln addressed tho Senate, stating that, despite this complimentary ana kind aotion, be could not reach tho conclusion that ho should chance his position, and lie therefore declined to accept the office which he had to-day resigned. At the Soaate adjourned. THE CONNECTICUT REOliIEXT'8 TRIP. HARTFOHP. Conn., Jon. New-York owners of tho steamer Charleston, whlcb conveyed tho Connecticut military aad others to Yorktown and Charleston, havo brought a suit through thulr connsol, ei-Gov. Inaalls, of Now-Havea, atainst Quarturmaatcr-Gen. Hurblsoa to recover la fulfillment of tho contract when the vessel was chartered. Tho price atrrced UDOO was S8.000 lor tho round trip, and was paid In ndrnnce. Upoa arrivlag In Charleston, after a very rouzh voyage, tho feeling was so ctrong against risking a return on the steamer that tho Capinln was given m Cice of tho abandonment of the whluli was tbon loaded wltli cotton an 1 dlreot to Now-York. Tho Governor aad staff and military oamo homo by rail, at an expense of over A refusal of the authorities to pay the claimed 03 duo under toe contract has led to tho snlt aealnst Gen. HarbUon, as aeont, and ttiu trial is assigned to the next term of United States Court In IN FOREIGN LANDS RESIGNATION OF OAMBETTA AND HIS COLLEAGUES. DEBATE IS THE CHAMBER OP DEPUTIES .OTEB TOE DILL DE- PKEUIEH'8 BE8IQNATJON OHEVY BENDS FOB M. DE FBEYCINET AND if. LEQN BAY. PAIUB. Jan. Chamber of Depu-' to-day debated tho bill for tho ro- on of tbe Constitution. M. Barodet red an amendment in favor of tie: Vi3 oir jng an immense number ot pilgrims now assembled bore, and tho Government has or-1 dor od them to disperse. HOME, Jnn. census returns nhow thai tho population of tho city and its suburbs is 300.292, an increase since 1971 of A arious associations rofuso to rccoivo tbo journals recently sold to French speculators, alt by lough they sacrifice a year's subscription so doing. AIUB, Jan. Forgomol baa beeu -ointad Commnnder-in-Chief of tho Eipo- onary Corps In Tunis. Tflio libel caso of M. Challernol-Lacour agi Fr all IV inst M. Rochofort, of the Jnlransigeant, is to be tried again, as tho Appeal Court ovor- rul >d tho judcmont of tho Court of tho First Int tance, and ordered a trial on tho merits of the case. 1 HOT von of tho Interior, In ;ho Reichstag yesterday, woro uoc compli- cations between the powers, but dangers threatening tho pence and security of Europe from international efforts at revolution." Jan. Tho North German Gar- says Tlio European crises referred to hy ONBTANTINOPLE, Jan. and ince have given reassuring explanations .to tho powers concerning their collective note to the KMdive of Egypt, and it Is believed the affair will be settled without further diplo- matic communications. THE BERZEGOVINIAK REVOLT. LONDON, Jaii. 20. Trieste correspondent, who has special relations with tho Insurgents, telegraphs as follows: "Tho Hcrzegovin- ians aro concentrating in the mountainous anglo Included by tho upper bend of tho Narenta River. Their position is absolutely unassailable. It threatens Coinitza. which commands tho communication between Mor- tar and Serajovo, and dominates tho princi- pal mountain pass. Tho attempts to gag- the press have redoubled tho fear tbnt a pnnic may arise at Vienna. A high Austrian offi- cer stated on Monday that tho situation could not well be worse." DISPUTE ABOUT A CLERKSHIP. WASHIHGTON, Jnn. John S. Kenyon, of Syracuse, who was assist- ant clerk to Mr. John W. Vroo- man In tho New-York Senato of has become tho tubject of somo discus- sion among New-York and Ohio Con- gressmen. Mr. Leonard, of Ohio was appointed a Reading Clerk in llio Home of Representatives at tho beginning of tho ses- sion. Mr. Kenyon was appointed Nowspapor Clerk at tho request of Mr. Frank Hisuock. Mr. Leonard took cold a fotv dnys ago nnd becoming disabled, Mr. Kcayon wns, at llr. Hiscock's suggestion, appointed by Clerk McPherson to take his placo. llr. Ken- yon lias been rending for spveral days nnd In tbo meantime Jlr. Leonnrd lias recov- ered tho use of his voice, nnrt asks to bo rein- stated, tho Obio ciemljors urging that his re- quest bo complied with. Mr. Koifor expects to seo the mutter amicably arranged, but there uru indications that he will have to bo sutUflcd with another place under tho Clerk. GENERAL RAILWAY NOTES. BALTIMORE AND OHIO'S THorOSED TOUCH A8E AND CENTRAL PACIFIC EXTEN- SIONS. PHILADELPHIA, Jnn. F. Work recelred a letter to-day from bis Baltimore, apenls fimnt; that Ibey bad had another conference wltli President Garrett, of tlio Baltimore and Ohio, In reference to thcpurcbiucof Mr. Work's controlling Interest ill tho Philadelphia and Chester County Railroad, and that all tuc preliminaries to the transfer hud been arranged. Mr. Gurrett, It Is said, Las accented Mr. Work's terms, nnd nil ibat now remains to bo done Is the sieninc of tho papers. TJiU will probably tako place some tlmonuit week. Sir Work declines nt Present to mako any state- ment ns 10 llio amount or conditions of Iho sale. Tlic road which the Baltimore and Ohio will thus Eecure Mill be used as a link In the chain of Its pro- fosed nuw lino between Baltimore anu New York. I coinprtaeH running from 1'lilladol- jjblato Unionvlllc, Chester County. Iho net earnings of tlio Northern Central liallnray Company for December were S154.6H9 bolne a decrease of S6S.91U as compared with tho corro- spoudlnc month last year. The total net earnings fur tlio year 1S8I WITO SI.B50.2S1 09. bclne n injury, for tlwy havo all devoted tliuuiselvoi faithfully to tho ciise. and would linvo i of used to talk o'r read about tlio trial oven it an op- portunity been Tho room in tlio Court houso in which thj trial wns held was almost empty this niorii- ing wlit-n, at o'clock. .Judge Coi took Ills scat on tlio bench mid tlu Crier colled the court to order. District At- torney Cork-lull stood alono in bpac.j allotted to counsel, nnd John Guitoau. with two or tliix'o ncijuaintances, m thu Reutfi had been occupied so lonj: by Mr Keovillo and hik assistant. John Guitcnu know nothing of the purposes of Mr. Kcnville, and Col. Corklnll only knew a .motion on tho iiisnssiu's behalf would h-j luado during tho dny. Tho court adjourned until to-morrow. Lato in llio day Mr. Sco villu was btill unprepared to tuy wht-L lie (llo hu> cicujjtioiis unc make Ins motion for an ui rest ol judgment, but did not expect .to liu ablo to do BO Iwforo Saturday, tlio day on which tlio limit of tnno in which lio nmy du this will expire. Ho 1ms nut rect'itcd tho rvoordi of tho Inttor diiys of tlio trial, and has yet to complete Ins examination of thu Judge's charge with tlio MOW of noting his exceptions to it. Mr Keed tnlks of lunkuit: tlio point tho trial began m tlio Scpteml er term of tlio court, nnd wius allotted to run over into tho December torin, nnd msibts that there is no law to tlio carrying ol a caso over from one Ic-rm to another. Tho opinions of not enguguJ in tho trial as to Guiteuu's insanity art not now of much importance, hut it may bo inU'rwtmir to know tlmt (Jen. John K.Crocker, ttio Warden of tlio jail, who hoj had charge of him for seven months, con- blde-rs him entirely tane. In conversation to- duv, ho said that from tuo luomunt wln'ii ho was imprisoned in jail Guiteuu had ap- peared to him an entiiely respon t.iblo iierbon. However noisy 'and uuu- bivo hu may limo been in court us soon ns ho lunched Ins prison ho has boor. aa docilo us a kitten. As tor .Mr. Heed's remarks, mndo in his address 1C tho jury, to the ofl'ect that tho assassin conU not talk coherently on any subject foi tlvo niinutas at a time, lie said that, to bib own knowledge, Uuite-iu hud ropoatcdly tjlkcd for nt n tiniL-, ou all sorts of "subjects, with verv tvell informed men, ami had discussed the subjects, until thoj were oxhaubted, quite as coherently as mos' men could liavc done. i'ho prisoner to-dav t-pent most of his in tin narrow cell in which ho lias boon confined for months, sceinc only a fow report. GPS and miikmtr no communications ticepl n fow extravagant of the Judge, the jury, and their verdict. expressed a strong expectation tlmt tin court In Dauc would overturn llu work of tho court in which ho ttns tried jumping at that hopo as IIICL aro suld to ETHSJI at straws. is no doubt that ho ls[ mveil by tbo verdict against him. His 'appetite 1ms partly foiled him. although it hml IXHTI yoo 1 up to the closo of the trial. he hai Rwngnercd in tho jail only in the presence of vihitors.ihis swaggering and to day wero not so pronounced ns in ,tlio and ho had plainly biiffured a myht of distress whon approached tli.b morning by tho guards, his eyes being rod uud his fea- tures moru pnlhd than Judge Oox, In tlio aU-Mice of any plan on tlio part of tlio COUBSB! for tliu de- fonso, is not prcpnioJ to say when thu sentence of this court will I u pronounced. Tho sentence, and cvon tho (.'locution of it, havo ulrendy been an ticipated by an enterprising sliotvnmn. of Ljullmioro, who bus tvntton to Marshal' Henry olforuiK him f'-OO lor tho rope with (Juitoau is banged. From tho Marshal rocttiveu a telegraphic disuaCfh containing tho offer of a clothier in Unit wry to furnish n nult of clothes for Guitt-au. to w used on tlio day of execution, if ti.o llarshiii will only tako tho trouble to semi Guutuau'j1 moasuro to him. THE DAY AFTER THE VERDICT. WASHINGTON, Jan. hoii'-u of profound relief Is the predominant fuclini; this mornlnjr with all who have tcea connected with tho lone Gultcau Irlal.with the eicsptlon doubtless, of tlio prisoner, his iister, anil Ins counsi-l Tlio sonoud IJCM of llio Jury wlilcli, tlirouch 10 loiu weeks, bare beon so bcrutlnlzccl and sc often comuienlod upon, bavo to-day aitimcd thi Joyous eiprasslon of tbo school boy tviio has ami aaldo bli to contemplate tuo pleasures o tho Intclllgonco and eon- gclencei of the American people, U tho Ktbjcol of iiDtrerul comineudatlon to-day. Many of thom been rahJeoted to ixaltire ;