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Toiranda; Pa., Feb: z 7, :NM
Tan war between the trunk lines bas
brought the price of 'emigrant tickets
from New libtit to Chicagudown to $3,
to St. Louis $5, and to Kansas City $lO.BO.
CALIFORICIL la suffering front floods
mused chiefly by melting of,_,the, mow in
the mountains. N early sP r the towns
- sgong the Sacramento river have been in
'Undated, with great loss-of property.
Tns Commissioner of Pensions, Mr.
BEsTLETrinfonns the chairman of the
Reuse Appropriations Committee that
$510,000,000 will be required to pay the
arrears of pensions. If this be true it
will bea long time before all the money
will be paid. ,
TEE ceremonies attending the inaugu
ration of General GARFIELD as President
promise to be a grand success. The Pres
ident-elect will be escorted by a military
guard of honor consisting of
tiamen and fourteen compar;ellof regular
troops and marines, marshaletby General
SE - .'cxxon BLAIR., of New" Hampshire,
wants an amendnient to the constitution
prohibiting the manufacture-or sale of
intoxicating liquors in the 'United States
after the year 1900. Possibly-Xr. BLAIR
has the Presidential bee in his bonnet,
and desires to be the Prohibition candi
date in ItlB.l.
Tin reduction of the public. debt goes
steadily on: Last month it amounted to
considerably over seven_.Million dollars,
and though this is lesiv by three millions
than the reduction made in the corret
-I.p4'..inding month of . 189, it is quite large
,enough to afilnd abundant occasion for
PEOPI.E. who are obliged to use the tel
egiapb will be delighted to learn that it
is announced front an official source that
the consolidation of the Arneticari Union
and 'Western Union will result in lower
rates. There will,•however, be still great
er satisfaction when the lower rates are
announced to go into effect- 1,,
Tim population of Pennsylvania, ac
.co; ding to the Fcliedules returned to the
Census Office by the.. enumerators, is
_more than' is
• given by Suieri "tendent WALKER in his
• hatemeut to the country on the last day
of 1540. Of this number 2.1:A635 are
males. and 2,146,151 are females:
IT IS given out from the inner eiicles'in
which Mrs. Gat FIELD !hies, that she in
tends to render her stay iu the White
Muse remarkable for her own personal
plainness in dress and the unostentatious
-ne.ss of her domestic and state displays.
Per ambition is to set a true republicin
style of living, to be most distinguished
foy its temperance and moderation.
THAT great atiii good man,-Represipta.:
, r :tire DE LA MATTR, intends to remote to
Florida at the end of his term in Congress,
. and he has issued a sort of 'farewell ad
dress to the Greenbackers 'of Indiana,
. reiterating - his customary warnings to the
i;eople, to bewie of the money power,
and against banks, rnaoulacturing asso ,
ciations, insurance companies, and corpo -
,rations,in general. . .
GOVERNOR. BLACKBURN, of Kentucky,
fears a choler : a epidemic next summer,
because such a scourge always follows an
epidemic of intluenza - in winter time, and
he advises his people to drink cistern wa
ter in order to keep it off.. As the use of
water is almoEt unknown in Kentucky as
a beverage, the governor-doctor must
have wicked designs on the Democratic
warty by advocating the 'abandonment of
hisky to keep away the:-_cholera.
.1.: power the Dernocracy are as raps- .
dons Itti pirates. Out of it they are all
reformers. During their control of Con
gress, now &sing, they spent more money
for contingent purposes, and created mote
sinecures for their own benefit; Shan. was
clone by any three or emir Congresses con-,
- 'trailed by the Republican patty. - This is
• • I lie party which is now so anxious to bare
Congress in'the future run on economical
THE agony of people having jobs - be
fore Congregs increases as - the dais of the
session decrease. It is a fact stiggcstive
of the general inclinatibns of a Democrat
ic majority'that More propositions to ap
propriate money for . private pUrposes
were acted on favoiably in the Comm
niitte of Wnys and Means of the House
at this session than were ever entertain
- ed by fbe same committee in any Con
- gress. Fctur-fiftlii of these measures will
fail of becOning laws.
SOME Democratic organs have extracted
a great deal of comfort from the table in
the Baltimore Situ, in which 1141i . coca . is
given a majority of 6,334 on the 'popular
vote, and have - already begun to sneer at
t;eneral IiAIIFIELD as a minority Presi
dent. Mit it turns out'tbat the.table is
rather unreliable, as the Sun has robbed
(him ELD 6T over 6,000 votes in Louisiana
and 4,700 in Texas. With these correc
tions, GARFIELD would have a majority
of 5,000 over 11Axcocx.- •
Tun censui returns show that the black
lam is increasing
.more rapidly' in the
uthena States than"the white race. As
the comparisons are made between the
admittedly defective census of 1870 and
1880, they cannot be relied on as conclu
sire? Outside orthe cities there is hardly
a doubt that the_negrocs are more prolific
than the whites. The panit•iry conditions
in the cities operate against the colored
4seoPle, who usually t flatill in the most
filthy and unhealthy gnartrs.
THAT it is an 111 . wind which blows no
one nnfgood is illustrated in the effects
. of the fierce competition for the emigrant
traffic from New York city to the interior,
in which the great trunk lines are at pres
• eut engaged. Pat and Fritz now ha+e
- the opportunity of proceeding eight hun
dred or a thousand miles westward at the
phenomenally low fares of from two to
three dollars: Thai may be death to the
railroad companies, but it is good fun to
those who can profit by the occasion.
T. B. SWAN, a member of the Maine
House of Representatives, is accused of
1 carrying on a system of swindling through
1 e mails and an investigating commiltee
ns been - appointed to consider his case.
BWAN hag been a fusion leader in Maine
and was last year a prominent - candidate
• for a Congressional nomination. He is
one of Xhe two fusionists in the last Leg
islature who alleged that a Republk an
approached them with in offer of $l l llOO
each to, : vote against the fusionists and
thus defeat the GARCELON conspirac: . " -
Ir is a remarkable fact that in all the
States where free education is moat liber
ally supported, the:Republican party sus
tains itself by stindard majorities. Ofile
erected four hundred and forty-B*B of .
these buildings last year—more than the
total number put up during the same
period in all the Southern States. it is this
fact which has made the ?dew kngland
States uniprmly so solid for Republican
men and measures, and, which is doing
the mine thing for the . Middle and West
ern States. The. l :Common school is the
training place for Republicans
there should be no temperance leg
islation. this session, it sill not be for the
want„ of bills lookin!: in that direCtiou.
AmOng' tie number already introduced in'
the 116 i: we, is one punishing drunkenness
with a - fine of not less than $lO nor more
than Vio for a first offence, and an im
priionnient not less than ten ',fair more
thin sixty s'.ays for a second - offence; a
third offence is to
. be deemed a felony,
and pOnislied by disfranchisement for
two or sit years, as a jury'shall deter
mine. The same penalties in -the same
propc!rtioware to be inflicted on such per
sons as sell liquor to perions who are in
toxicated. • . .
- NEW roax.'s Board,of Health is now
engaged, with the best medical skill of
the country at its back, considering the
surest- means to stay the spread •of that
loathsontedisease, small-pox. The first
trouble which confronts the board is the
tenement-house system, which is a prolific
source of the spread of all contagious
diseases in auy city. The board flails
that squalor, intemperance, want of prop
er food, exposure, and over solicitude,
conditions consequent to poverty all
large cities, are the causes which conduce
toihe spread of epidemics, and that as
long as these exist, while _amelioration
can be afforded, contagion cannot, be en
tire: • counteracted.
mans has followed the example o
Maine by incorporating in its constitution
a clause forbidding the sale, or manufac
ture of distitled or fermented liquor within
the State. That the public welfare would
be advanced by a general disuse of intoxi
eating liquors is unquestionable, but that
the desired result can be reached by the
operation of prohibitory legislation is not
so certain. Mfn cannot be made virtuous
by an Act of Assembly, and no legislation
will keep, those people sorter whose tastes
run in'tlut oPposite . direction. But the
effect of the step taken is one well worth
watching. In Kansas, vrtere there is a
greater influx and a freer circulation of
peoplo. the experiment will be more in
struci ire than in;Maine •
A SOLEMN DI7T.Y
The 'Venerable say ing—' •Speak well
of a bridge that carries you safe
over,"—is= WO as good as it is .vener
able. The better' way is never to
speak well of . a poor bridge. For if
it becomes the. custom to speak welt,
of defective and even dangerout
things it will not• be long beforO the',
:Ideal of excellence in that aOrnrUtr-.
nity will be, lowerpd, and its. institu
tions will 'tumble down from sheer
,Of course this is not.a
worse upo i n bridges. We are about
to Speak of the law and precedents.
which 'h aye come to control the count
of the electoral vote. Birt it may: be.
likpned to a bridge spanning the gulf
of Presidential succession. -The'
country has just efossid that bridge .
once more, and, as we are glad to say,
jai safety. But it is , not a pod.
bridge. Its approacheS:are'defeetive
and dangerous. Its roadway is but
little elevated above the':rstrong.cur
rents of popular passion. ‘,'And there
are missing planks here And there all
along its passage. >TheSe hiatuses
came near sending the eciuntry into
the gulf beneath in 1877., But dan
gerous as. the bridge may be because
of the . missing planks, still more
dangerpus because the jiik:t . of - piss.:
ing planks incites
The country has- had a, specipen of
this : tinkering in the effort of a Demo.
cratic Congress to fotee the NIOII4.AN-'
BICKNELLi rt s.olutions through th : #t
body. It did pot succeed.: but the
dangers it disclosed brposes upon
the next , Cotwto.s solcion duty. If
that Congress shall.bc utile to rise to
the level of the caiCasiim there will
never again he any i"'t•e:,sion for,pub
lie concern touching the Prtsidential
succession after the votes have been
cast. The duty, of the forty-seventh
Congress will relate to the prepara
tion and digestion Of an amendment
to the constitution which Alan be
directory and mandatory, and which
shall render any interference by Con
gressillegal. That amendmentshould
direct in plain language how and by
whorl 'the electoral vote 4 shall be
counted. The constitution already
directs who shall open the certificates.
Further, the amendment must direct
whaeaction shall be taken_where the
certificates; if any, shall be defective,
or when more than one certificate
from the same State shall be present
ed. It - should further declare that
the autonomy of the States acting
through their electoral colleges shall
be rigidly preserved.
These points cover all the ground:
There is no doubt •whatever _of the,
right of the States, as stich, to deal
withtheirownelectoral votes. Hence,
the' amendment should provMe for
the return of all disputed, or object
ed to, certificates to the Governor of
the State from which they come, to
be by him promptly submitted to the
Judges of the highest State court for
their decision. 'As the electoral law
is always a State law no court is com
pent to administer it save the proper
State court. And judgments render
ed after such submissions should be
final and conclusive as regards the
count of the vote in controversy.
Whoever may be designated to count
the votes and declare the election in
Washington, should have no option
as respects the mandate of the State
court. The certificate returned from
that court as legal must be accepted
and counted. With such an amend
ment adopted the bridge would be
come a substantial structure, giving .
the largest measure of safety and
certainty possible to be secured. It
can never be' a good bridge so long
as Cotstess can flake' it
TUC social, Mitsuittalt*
Sine oar last issue 'the Senatorial
situation at garrislmrg his changed
somewhat, but the -118$114°‘k seems
as strongly Sled as eirer.:,oomit
and Gaow, both withdrew from the
contest last week. and itintiediately
the followers of Mr. OLIVER preient
ed-the name of Gen. JAMES A. Balt .
Centre county, While the - ,
Otte* Strength was transferred to
"Col. T. M. BAYNE, of ' Allegheny
county. Several ballots have , been .
had since_ the withdrawel ;Otavila:
rand Gaow, but, with the-singlcei=
ception that as between BEAVER RITA
13sysi the ; Republicans 'seem to be
more evenly divided, than they were
between the former carididates,.there
is no pereeptab'e changes in the situ
ation. -All who read the very full
report of. the proceedings, as given
by our Harrisburg correspondent in
%nether column, will be as compe
tent to judge as are we, as to when
the contest will have an 'ending, and
who will be the . successor of Mr.
WALLACE in the United States Sen
ate. That the struggle is engender
ing bitter feelings that *ill result in
weakening and injuring the party in,
the State, n 4 sane man can doubt.'
That the contest will soon end in
the election' of an able and worthy
man, is the hope of every tnan who
desires the suprem4e.y of the Repub
lic.an party in the future.; The ballot
—the 28thl—on Tuesday resulted as
follows : 13.1YNE 36, WALLACE 31,
BEAVER 31,,Pnit4ars 1.
WHAT was regarded by the framers of
the Constitution as an occasion that would
every four years excite the 'profoundest
popular interest occurred. Welinesday of
last week. in the counting of the Electoral
votes. The count was a mete formality,
solemn and suggestive indeed', but entire
ly free from the element of di;ubt, as to its
developments which it was expected by
the statesmen of I'lB7r - would 'cause it to
be lookal forward to by the'whole people of
are Union as the only' satisfabtory ascer
tainment of the choice of a President and
Vice President. In the firm place, under
the old theOry.the several States were to
appoiet-Electors, who should debate the
claims or various dilstinguished citizens,
and select the two whom they considered
best fitted for the high, dignities to be
conferred.. The result of these delibera
tions of the Electoral Colleges of the dif
ferent States, it was presumed, cowl only I
be guessed at by the general public.
the officialannouncement,' to be made in
the presencuof,the Senate arid House of
Representatives on the second Wednesday
in. February followiiig. There couldt be
no stronger illustration . the disparity
between what is anticipated and -what
actually happens - than is found hi the
ptactical Working of the Electoral system.
While General GARFIELD was technically
eleeted on the first day of last December
=the date on which the electing, met—lie
had, to all practical intents and purposes,
been elected out the second of the preced-
ing - monthirand the fact was known to the
entire country within two days. No spt
ulations Os...conjectures were anywbere in
'dulged iniby anybody as io-thcii Tkobaule
action of the Electors, nor werEqiii ,, re any
surmisps'after they had held= their meet
ings in reference to wroat might be dis:
clo.ed by the count ofithe instant.
HON. FEItNANDO :Wool), member• of
Congress from Now York city, died at
Hot Springs, Ark., at ten o'clock Sunday
night, in the 60th year of his age.• He
yr as repeatedly elected to Congress, his
first term being froth 1841-3, and wasi
twice elected Mayor. of !Kiw • York, the
first time in 145 and again in . 18611. His
string s 1 m pathies for the South were con
spicuously_ manifested througholut. the
war. -.Always a 'strong Dernocrat, he un
flinchingly sustained his - party, right or
wrong, and as chairman RG the Commit-.
tee of Ways and Means in the House, he
took high-ground for free trade. His op
position to the Greenback craze, and in,
favor of keeping the pbligatiOns - of the
government in the payment of its bonds in
gold, did much to keep his party in the
right channel on the money question. His
death will make a conspicuous void in po
litical circlet .in New . Yoik city. L s he
was a member of the incoming House of
Heprelentatives, a special election will
have to be held to fill the vacancy.
WHEN'ithe Forty-sixth Congress ad
journs sine die, emarkaan_exchauge, the
Republican party of the country, and es
pecially, of The North, East, and West,
ought in some manner to recognize the
efficiency and devotion , with which its
Senators - and Representatives in Congress
discharged their duties to their constitu
encies, and stood firm in upholding the
measures of their party. FrOm beginning
to end of this Congress the Republican
minority really did the business of legis
lation, watching the requirements of thp
Execiitive Departments„, shielding the
army and navy frOrn impairment, and up
holding the honor of the Government be
fore, the world. The party owes to itself
and to the gallant and dpvoted men who
have thus distinguishedithemselves to ac
knowledge their illustrious services in
some manner that the world may see
how truly :patriotism is prized in our
REPRESENTATIVE LANDIS, of Lancaster I
County, has introduced a bill into the
Legislature intended to prevent fraud and
the improper influencing of votes in the
nomination of candidates. It punishes
with fine and imprisonine4 any . and all
attempts tn bribe voters, directly or indi
rectly, either by the offer of money or
other valuables, or.place, prefernient or
assistance now or in the future. It alio
punishes severely any one voting at a pri
mary or delegate election who has not a
legal right to do so, or any one casting or
attemptinglo cast more than one ballot.
Su..h . :a law would undoubtedly answer a
good-purpose if it : could be properly en
, forced ; buts things aro the prospect for
this does not look very cheerful. Still,
we hope Mr. LANDIS. may be successful
in getting his bill through. It may. do
some' ood;'and will serve- a useful pur
pose in keeping public attention directed
. to this important subject. 7
Jtnxm WOODWARD, of Lucerne, recent
ly gave a decision chat materially.uffects '
various instintrions of the State. Follow
ing the decision of the Supreine Court in
an orphan asylum ease„ which- exempted
the institution from ta*ation as a clarity,
although it confined its beneficiaries to
female orthau children of the Protestant
Episcopal faith, Judge. WOODWARD. bits
dulled that the society of the Sisters of
cbrittißD Charity, the Catholic congrega
tion of, St. Mary's and the Gennsn Catt
olio congregation 2f Wilkes-Bann, me
pareineddie chunks and aapt *at
tatation ;ine**the sew easatitatiou aid
the stet 'o' 164; ' ; uffie'decilion Bun be
- sustigned by the Samar Coatt, it, will
exiiiik I** iamb*=ate huaitatioas
in Peiumitiazdawhith'aie new held, as
taxable ti the litateeadsodthaL„
Toe Albany Jour;ld kindly offer* tb•
following Cabinet to Prosident.elec' t
Secretary of the Treasury—Anna Dick.
IMOD, of Pennsylvania. .
Secretary o' War—Susan Anthony,
of New York. . - •
Secretary of the Navy--Mary
of the District of. Columbia. ,
SecretarY of -the Anterior—Helen Haut
Jaclkson, of Cakgaido. - _ _
Attorney G eneral -- Elisabeth Cady Stan
-ton, of New Jersey: _ _
Pow:mast r-Geueral—Mary - Anderson,
And adds : " What we claim for lids
Cabinet is, that diffeting from the 53,04
aimed' y before the public, it is 'au ideal
Tug_eleiction in Philadelphia• on T 116 50
day remitted in the election Of grivo,
Democrat, for Mayor, Indepen
dent, for Receiver of Taxes, and t VirEEtr, ,
RepubliCan, for' City Solicitor. A heavy
vote was polled, and the "Independent
voter'' was evidentli ahead by a large
It is run ore I that General GntNT will
resign thettiesidepey of the World's Fair
coniruission, as other duties demand his
Special Correspondence of Tits RzeouTzu
Itattatsnunn, February 12, IBBl.—Ore
" dead-lock " has been hrokent but ,who
the successor of Mr. Wallace in 'the U. S:
Senate is to be has not yetblu deter
mined, and no one hereabouts. although
there are a great mauyliniarqdople, sa
gacious politicians and eminent statesmen
to be met on the bill and about the hotels)
can tell just who it will be. To keep up
the connection, or ."the:..run of the story,"
as, the* old lady remaeked it was bard to
do t with the new dictionary-at Which she
was looking, I will commence with the
twenty-first ballot, which was taken on
Wednesday the 9th inst., and resulte4 as
follows : Oliver, '79 ; Wallace, '72 ;:Grow,
53; Wolfe; 12; Agnew and Curtin, 1 each;
Beaver, liewit and Shims, 2 each; Mac
'Veagh, 4 ; .Phillips, 3. The following
Democrats changed . . from Wallace to
Wolfe : Senators Gordon, Groff and Nel-,
von, and RepresentativeS Ackley,- Aminer
iinan, Boland, •Coolbaugh, Lockwood,
M.'Cachratt, McNulty and Woodruff.
Bierly changed from Curtin to Wolfe ; I.
L. Brown . hanged from 'Wallace to Cur
tin ; ° flazltt and . Yargee changed'from
Oliver to Beaver; Peterson changed from
Wallace to MacVeagli. Immediately on
the announcement of this pallet, Senator
Stewart, of Cumberland county, moved
to adjourn, and was seconded by half ni
dozen voices; but the yeati and nays were
called, and 'being taken the motion pre
vailed—yeas 134, nayli 79.
During the afternoon and evening of
Wednesday, an understanding was arrived
at by Messrs. Grow and-Oliver that they
should both withdaw and give their
friends an Opportunity to unite upon some
other candidate. . - The first. step in this
direction was taken by Mr Oliver, silo
Omit S o'clock on Wednesday evening
sent to Mr. Grow the follewing.note :
Hon. GdlusAa d. Gfolo - •
DEAR SIE : Being,Satisfied that n pro
longation of the contest for United - States
Senator will work irreparable injury to
the Republican organization of the State,
I have written a communication to the
Republican members of the. Legislature
advising them of my withdrawal. I have
thought it possible.that early, information
of my action may have some influence up
on that of yourself and your friends.
Respectfully yours;- 11. W. OLti:Ell.
This note was delivered to. MrAGrow
by Senator Newmyer, of Allegheny'eoun
ty, and was followed by a sori\ewhat
lengthy letter addressed to Lieutenant
Governor. Stone, President Of the joint
convention, withdrawing iron' the contest
and giving his views onthe•subject.
The selection of new candidates to: - be
supported by the friends of the two gen- 1
Venom who were about to withdraw from
the contest was the next thing on the pro.
gram,- ; , no effort at .all appearing to be
made• to get t; the ' opposing elements to 5
gethcr with a view to arranging a com
promise. The supporters ofme. Grow,
in view of the announced withdrawal of
their leader, concluded to hold a caucus,
and to carry (nit this idea met at No 10
Market Square,. oil Wednesday evening
between Band 9 o'clock. Fifty-sir mem
bers were in attendance and Senator Law-
I renew presided. Mr. Grow was present,
and thanking his supporters in eloquent
terms announced his withdrawal from the
fight in the inteiestef ITrmony i and party
unity. lie said that since the proposition
bad been made by Mr. Oilier, his leadink
opponent, there was no other honorable
course left for him i to purSne, and he de
clined to . continue a hopeless struggle
with no Ultimate result but an ignomini
ous backdown. Mr: Grow's remark
were well receiied,S,but Senator Stewart
made a scathing reply, in which he criti
cised the course of the chosen leafier of
the independent Ilepiablicans s in deserting
them in thii , Crisui. The caucus then took
action on the name of General Beaver,
Which was quickly tabled. A nuinher of
speeches were made, the tenor of which
was to the effect that the Ififiependents
would stick together-and fight it out to
the bitter end. A ballot was then taken
o] the name of Mr. Wolfe, which was
submitte,„ff by -Representative Law, but he
only received eighteen Totes. Mr. Wolfe
and his friendi ohjectea to letting any of
the members present:vote *mite the forty
three signers of the original compact.
This caused a spicy scene, out of which ,
harmony was eventually evolved. The
caucus, then proceeded to take action on
the originatlistpf seven names submitted
by them to,the regulars. That of Colonel
Thom - 6
M. Bayne, of Allegheny, coming
first was first 'submitted and received
forty-three' votes, after which .Bayne was
declared the cheiie of the caucus as a
'candidate to be sUpported in the joint
convention until_ further orders. After
making an effort Or Bayne's election the
caucus will' take action- on the name of
George Shiraz, Jr., which stands next on
the- list. The meeting lasted until mid
night and was at times quite stormy, but'
finally wound up with three cheers. for
Bayne. . •
While this conference was going, on a
meeting of the " regulars," or supporters
of Oliver, w ing beld at the residence
of Senator Cimeron, corner of Front and
State streets. Fifty•one Senators and
Representatives weropresent, and Senator
Herr, of Dauphin; presided. Senator
Cameron addressed the meeting in a ring
ing appeal for party unity.. He disclaimed
having any personal interest: in the fight,
and said when the proper time came he
could take care of. himself ; but. now the
life . of the party was at stake, and in this
crisis its true friends would be tested.
Four names were then submitted to the
meeting,, namely, Beaver, Armstrong,
Bayne and Rene. Thd name of Bayne
was yawl , down- Anna ,
ater::.iihk4l - Thipmentativtk , Blop„: 10 5!
r iiotalt, wi th drew from : th e:Oen*
Gertand i lise*Wastbareittadithitaits&
1 0#4 • , in* 0# 4 . 1
erlayl°, ligthm* t• V I
Choi . *liid:Plivei:iterit off
the * cattle and tbstaew tatudida* *ere
to be Wad (011 , additional Intoest was
taken in the iienatorial'fig'ht, an immure
throng being attracted to t boball of the
Howse during the session of the Pia ten
veittien. The couventioe-was coiled to
order at noon, when Lieutenant Governor
Stone, presidirig, directed, the clerk to
reed Mr:. Oliver's -letter ef. ' withdrawal.
This being- dene r Senatof Davies tiresent
ed a letter , front Mv,'Orow, which was
read as follows .
nanntsiao, Feb. ict, 1881.
Hon. IF. T. Davies :
IDnatt Stu Please withdraw my name •
as a candidate for United States Senator
in the joint cotivention of the Legislature.
To the Senators and Representatives who
have given me their support I return my
grateful acknowledgment. The unyield
ing tenacity with which they have main
tained. their position in vindicating the
right of the people to have their expressed
and wall-known will respected by their
assumed politicalleaders will be treasured
anieng my proudest remembrances. For
the personal kindness Laud generous sup
port accorded me in this contest I am un
der Lasatr, obligation. •
Very respectfully yours,
GAt..usue A. Gnaw,
The twenty-sect-rid ballot was ' then
taken and showed a very coruaderablY
mixed state' of affair', the fact clearly
manifeiting itsx, however, that the
kf Oead -1 cp k " was- Aid as stubbornly set
as ever. The vote , was announced to the
large and excited crowd as follows : Wal-.
lace, 801 Be,ivcr, fp ; Bayne, 62.; Boker
and Shitas, :Leach; ; Welsh, Phillips, Ma c e-
Veagh, Cuitin, Newell and Oliver, 2 each;
Snowden, 7 4 limit, Kirkpatrick and
Ruddiman. 1 each—total, 239.
A number of petitions were then pre
sented from citizens Of Philadelphia ask
ing for the election of Bon. Jno. Welsl.,
and one from citizens of Armstrong coun
ty askarg for the elretlon of Hon. Jno. M,
Thompson. A metier' . was made and car
ried, that hereafter nothing , shall. be in
order in the convention but balloting, mo
tions to adjourn oi. take - a recess. ' .
The convention' then proceeded to the
twenty-third - ballot, with the following',
result : Wallace, 86 ; Beaver, 68 ; /3ayne,_
60 ; Boker and Phillips, 3 each ; Welsh.
Newell, .MacVeagh and Shires; 2 each ;
Snowden t 6 ; Ilewit, Kirkpatrick,, Oliver
and Curtin, 1 each.. As soon as th'e result
of this Vallot was "announced a motion was
made to take a recess until 7:40 in the
evening, but this was „crowded out bra
motion to adjourn, w,hich was
- carried by
a vote of 426 to 193, the Biymmen and
the Democrats generally favoring the ad
journment. . ' '
On Friday the galleries were again
crowded, more so than at any previous
session; the aisles were full of people, and
the spaces nt the sides of the speaker's
chair were packed. & clamber of ladies,
who couldn't be alcoMmodated with seats,
stood. up thitaigh the'whole of tho intense
interest taken in the selection of a Sena
tor by everybody. The twenty-fourth
ballot resulted as follows ; - Wallace, 85 ;
Beaier, 74; Bayne, 62; Snowden, 4; 011-
.ver, Welsh; Curtin, Shims, young, Phil
lips, Boker, ilOwit, Beal and Mitchell, 1
1 each; Newell,„2—total, 237. No person
receiving -a majority the roll was ordered
_ to be called for another ballot, and for the
twenty-fifth4ime.the calling of nil long
list of names was. begun and concluded
with the , following result : Beaver, 8U;
Wallace, 85; Bayne, 6i3; Newell, Shim"
McGrath, Phillips. ,Boker, limit, Stone
and Beale, 1 each—total, 23.5. Paired and
absent, 13. Immediately on the announce
ment of the ballot Senator Stewart moved
to adjourn. This met wiih a storm of
noes, and on a division being called was
apparently defeated. On a call of the
yeas and nays, ,however,, the Motion Are
vailed—yeas.l29;' nayk 102—and the joint
convention adjourned' until noon oil Sat
urday. • ' '
At the meeting of the joint convention
to-day, 162 Senators and Representatives
were present, the other 80 of the 248he
ing paired and absent. I Only one ballot
was taken to-day, the 26th, which result
ed as follows : Beaver, 7 ; Bayne,.49 ;
Wallace,'sl; Ruddiman, Shitas, Phillips,
McGrath and Boker, 1 each—total, 162.
There is na probability of au clecticn
before Wednesday or Thursday tract, If
then, and who will be elected seems to be
as much - in doubt as ever: .
• It may be stated, as one of the facts
about which therh appears to be no dis
pute, that Mr. Wolfe did: all he could . to
kill off,Mr. Grow as a candidate, in order
'to be Blade Senator himself. This calami
ty, however; it is a satisfaction to know,.
will,not befall the country just yet. .
Among the new bills introduged in the
lipase, on Monday evening, the 7th inst - ,
were the following : .
Mr. flierly, reducing the salaries "of the
several State officers, - il,to number of
clerks tii'be employed in the several de r
partments, and 4 roviding for the inciden
tal expense of said departments ; also,
reducing th compensation of members of
the Legislature. '
The following resolutions were - i. &red
Mr. Peterson, that if the Senate concur
the Senators and Representatives in Con
gresotrom Pennsylvania 110 requested to
use their utmost endeavors to sustain - the
amendment to the constitution of the
United States, providing for the election
of the President and Vice. President by a
direct vote of the people, recently 'propos
ed in the United States Senate, l and to
use eviry effort to secure its ratification
by the Legislatures of the several States.
Referred lohe Committee. en 'Federal
Mr. McCachmn, that the eomniittee on
judiciary general \ be•requested to inquire
it some additional legislation is s not
quired for the govertnnent of the joint as,
sembly of the two housTi' whet; called to
getherifor thn'purpose oflecting a Unit
ed States Senator, and If st eh is round to
bo the case to report by bill 'otherwise.
Agreed to. . 1 -
Mr. Lee Thotron, that Pennsylvania
Senators req e and Congressmen be sted
to use all honoiable means for the as
!age of the equalizatton bounty bill. e
lated to the Committee on Federal Rela•
A large number of bills were read the
first time. '
In the Senate, on Tuesday, the Bth, in
stant; Mr. 8111 offered a reiolution provid
ingfor the printing of 1,500 additional
copies of the agricultural report for the
use of the House. ,
The resolution occasioned Consikrable
discuission, as the law fi#ed the number
of copies to i l's) printed. It was contend
ed by Mr. LaWrence tbat this law could
not lx; amended by. resolution. The reso
lution liras referred to the Committee on
Public Printing for investigatioe.
The following bills were . rep6rted favor-.
ably from committees, in' the House, on
Tuisday : ,• t.. '
Prohibiting thngranting of licensee for
the sale of intoxicating liquors to main-
faqir Bal ers and photo of stoweentet,
Limiting *slims of labor to olgbt:
Among the tilils,int*hial is
sea , ;
'.9ket.'1 11 4,, _the fiee*rei*ViS*F',-Is ll l
`OLIO amil, cMnpOiatat*Cof the officers'
4114 toistOrtieylnicc-Vidia:o l vides
for the employment cler koffi whose spe-
Cid duty it *ball be to balkAs c ityes and
,The conaideiatkm of.thUbili
ting the Offices of • collector: aid receiver
of deliuquent taxes in Phifidelphia, wen
pied the greater . portiou of t: - .Usession of
the Howie, en Thursday, when it was
The following bills passed' the Senate
finally, mtllq'idnesday,. the 9th-instant :
To peridt husbands or wives of defend
antichaied with mime to testify in behalf
of their hnsbands or wives in all cases
wherein the' defemlants are competent
witnesses. • •
To imend an act allowing parties hi in."
terest-to be witnesses.
To prevent the statute of limitations
running during the pendency in courts of
writs of certiorari to justices of the peace.
Relating to the acceptance of "bills - of
exchange and orders for the payment of
Regulating - the collection of taxes in
the several-boroughs and townships of
thig commonwealth. •
Among the appointments by the Gov
ernor was that of L. W. Hall, of Harris
burg, a member Orthe geological survey
in place of Henry W. Oliver, Jr. '
The House on Wednesday 'passed final
ly, the Philadelphia tax office bill : yeas,
180 ; nays, 6. A: number of bills were
In the Senate,, on Thursday, the 10th,
instant, Mr. Jones offered the following
preamble and resolution, which was
WIMREAR, His .Excelleniy, the Gover
nor, in his-message has suggested that in
the fall of 1892 two hundred years will be
completed -since Willia'm Penn landed at
the place where Philadelphia now stands;
that.the celebration of such a grefit his
torical event should be observed in a be
fitting mariner, and that the city councils
of - Pniladelptrikand.the historical society
of Pciansylearri.s have alreAdy taken steps
in regard to such - a celebration; there
Resolved, That (if the House of Repre
sentatives concur) a committee of seven
Ssnators'and nine members of the'House
be appointed to confer with committees
appointed by other bodies throughout the
State, and that said committee report at
l en early day to the • present general as
sembly what action should be
the Commonwealth to commemorate such
an import:int event as' the first arrival
and residence here of the distinguished
founder of our Commonwealth. •
The bill to consolidate the offices of re
ceiver of taxes and Collector of delinquent
taxes in Philadelphia was passed second
The following bills weic reported favor
ably from committees, in the Rouse on
Thursday : -
Relating to testiimny in criminal cases.
To 'exempt homesteads from levies and
To trovide for the selection of jurors
by the commissioners of the several corm:
ties of the Conimouwealth..
:A number of bills were introduced and
the following parsed -second'reading : .
gaking it a - misdemeanor for a minor
to reineint himself of full. age,tovrocure
intoxicating s. , .
To prevent the game of pool or any
.other game of chance being played for vi
nods liquor and defining the -punishment
therefor. * :
To prohibit the grantifig of license -to
keepers of places of amusement'.
In the Senate on Friday, the following .
bills were reported fiona committees af
- tirmatively A bill to provide. for ,the
printiug :Ma issuance of certifiCates of
naturalization- on e p"dieliment only, • and .
providing penalties for .tEiolations of the.
same. • . -
An act to provide for fixing compensa
tion 'for hoarding prisoners in 'Ounties
where the same is not provided now for
by law. . •
An act for regulating the payment of
costs on appeal frOm justices of the Pence,
An act to prevent the consolidatioa-Lof
telegraph con - ipanies in this .State," with
antendruents, providing that if any one
suspects such intention to consolidate he
shall apply to the
. cour i ti who may appoint
a coramittee of dNeovery to ascertain tlit;
facts and with powers to send for papers
and persons; also grants the purchasers
of .such companies at auction to reorgan
ize the same.
An act allowing prirti(s in interest to
An act prohibiting overseers of poor
from committing children between, the
ageS or two and sixtCcti to the almshouse,
and providing that local charities shall
take charge of same:
An act to cjiable operatives and labor
ers in coal mines'to sedtre -their pay at
regular periodi and in lawful money.
An act authorizing the State Treasurer
to pay Benjamin F. Bentley the balance
due him of the salary ,of president judge,
under his commission as such of dull-sev
eral. cowls of record of Lackawanna
County, passed the Senate fiAlly.
' In the House on 'Friday, the following,
bills were reported 'from committees fa.
vorably : -
To establish a State Board of Health'.
• 'An act relating to' decrees of courts.
with respect to liens and executions. ~..
An act - relating to collateral inherititice
' An act to - regulate the practice of tdinr
macy and sale of poisons and• to prevent
adulterations (AA - rugs. ` i
Itegulatiug the election of overseers - ;of
The general appropriation bill was re
ported affirmatively by Mr. Hall. It pro;
tides for tbo payment of tbo legislative,
executive and judicial expenses for two
years from June 1, 1880,, appropriating
about $4,000,000. '
Mr. Long (Jefferson) offered the follow
11/Timm/6 There are numerous surviv
ing soldiers and sailors of the recent war
of the rebellion who were• exposed to the
privations and hardships - of an extended
imprisoninent in the military prisons of
the 43outh, and wh:,reby their health was
destroyed and their physical condition
broken down, permanently . disabling
them from following their usual voca
tions, and • . •
WHEREAS, They are debarred from
articipation in the present liberal pen
s' u laws by reason of their' inability to
ply with the reqUirernens of the pres
ent wa ; therefore,.
Rao al, By the Rouse of Representa
tives (8e ate concurring }, That the Rep
resentativ .of our State in Congress be
requested to exercise their influence in se
curing the pagsage of such legislation as
will do justice to this deserving class of
the Nation's braVe and patriotic defend.:
'l%c:ll6c:dation passed unanitifonsly.
1 • \ CUSSEWAGO:"
—Charles Howell and Iler73r Vaughan,
the pedestrians, and two attendants,. with
Bryan - ITcSwinney, arrived in . 'ew York
Friday. Rowell appears to be, good
condition. Ile said he would at, once go
into training for' tiii) match. on 04. 7th of
Vara. ' ' 1 .. , ...
trial or or=
n o t ,toiv •
murder of Patrick 491114114 - twai,bics4
ter in a PittsbuitbillidO!" ltau ! - :
derr the Al bidlltakid"
—Mark* Staidh . *Seillat lunatigV,kl'
capedlrmn the lime! asylum at Nor ris-
town 4:nt Thursday evenink,
I,estia McCAnide, opal 10, fell intO a
cesspool at Cliester oss , Saturday and was
dead hem suffocation when dhscovered.
-4ohn Mouse, 13r., Bring sear Miffihs,
la insured for more than $lOO,OOO is a
number - of companies. 15 83 years
—Storekeerwis in the oil regions cities
rutrfreeJeatennimi trains once a week
from the nand sections for thibenefit of
—The Blatingtoa News reports that the
slate trade of that section in WO greatly
Improved over the . ..year ,previous. The
Production was over 90,000 squares.
--Benjitain Beide% a resident of Shoe
makerssille, Barks county, ruptured a
blood vessel on Wednesday' evening,
while coughing, saddled almost instantly..
—The Reading Railroad bridge over the
LOyalsock fell in on Thursday night, ow
ing to the washing out of one of the piers.
and the bridge over Lycoming Creek was
—Mart Steen is in the lockup at Brad
ford on a charge of bigamy, having de
serted one wife in Bradford aad'having
another. it is said, in Parker. City. -Re is
tinder $7OO tiondi for trial.
—About forty tramps in the jail at Lan
caster tried 03 escape about 2 o'clock on
Saturday morning. A watchman fired
into the crowd, wounding three of them
slightly. Ohly one escaped. -
-The Scranton agent of a scorriloui
publication Balled- Tile "Out, who' proved
to he a hotel porter, was arrested.and
locked up, but has been released on proni
ise of abandoning his dirty busihess._
meeting was held recently in Yard-
Bucks county, at which it was
ad4ised that the , Deleware River be dam
med to facilitat9 industrial enterprises.
Resolutions to.'that • efket were adopted
and ordeied to be sent to the Legislature.
, —Mrs. Mary Jane Mood, y, • of
bury, York county, aged 61 . years has
just died after being, tapped 167 times for
dropsy, and in that time 835 'gallons of.
water were taken from her. The Art
operation was 4 Performed fourteen yea*
—Allison P6Aiell, of Jennerville, Ches,
ter county, icommitted suicide by cutting
his tbro . at on Wednesday 'afternoon of last
week, with a razor, rather than suffer ar
rest by an officer of the law who visited
his residence to serve a warrant for, wife
—lncendiaries'set fire to Gers's pottery.
at Lancaster, on Friday !night by, putting
a two-gallon Can of coal oil inside and
setting tire to it. • The building was so
much damaged that it wiillibbably have
to be torn down. This was about the ,
sixth attempt to ! destroy the pottery.
—On Thursdii evening three men went
up into the dome of the Capitol at Harris
burg and we're locked in by some careless
watchman. Failing to- make.thernselves
heard, one of them climbed out Over the
roof of the library, and. by means ora
scaffold standing by a chimney 'be got to
the ground and hunted up a watchman.
Tao feat was very perilous. •
—The body of Joseph Penrose, 24 years
old, who bad been missing since. Christ-
mas . night was disclosed on Saturday by
the melting snow iu the meadow within
100 yards of his father's house, in Goshen
township, a mile from N'Vet Chester. The
young man bad been sleighing with his
sister, and, leaving liar at the house, went
to the barn to:put the--horse aivayorad,
was never aglain seen alive, notaithstand
ing a close . and Continuous search it is
supposed that he vas kicked by the horse,
and in his bewilderment from the effects
leipt his way, fell on his taco in the snow,
and was suffoiiatef
, and next day his body
w Attried be ea h a deep snow.
I i '
• Theipaper,stpek ,warehouse of 31.. T.
Homer Co., n i t Baltimore, was burned
'Sunday... 'Loss, •
—The toy shop 66. A. B. •Itirgtt les, •in
Birmingham, i Corm:, was• destroyet, by
fire on SaurditY. Loss, $10,000..
' • —•Peteti Co4Per, the New York philan-
thropist, , Satw ; xtay celebrated the nine
tieth anortietary of his birth.
It is now believed that ex-Governor
of 'Worthington; Mitin., will sat,
vivo his recent attack of paralysis ?
B. Westley Titus, for many years a
leading merchant of Trenton. N. J. ? died
siiddenly Sunday from heart
—The flouring • and grist mill of Lan
gridgeA, Martin, at Muscatine, lowa,
was burned on Saturday. Lms, $12,000.
—List year 85, 856 immigrants arrived
hi Canada, but only 38,585 remained,' the
others through to the United States.
--lloration Stenear, of Fort , Ann, N.
Y., has been arrested on a charge Of mur
deriniMrhCynthia Sargent, at that place,
last September. , '
—The Southern Oil Works at Memphis,
Tenn.:, were buOed Thursday. '-The loss
is about $200,000 c insured in forty-cem
panies for $125,000.
-The Michigan Avenue Baptist Church
I at Chicago, - was buined on Saturday
night. Loss, $50,000:7 The janitor was'
arrested on suspicion. - •
—lt is understood thatibe latO John
M. Pinkerton, or 800 onAeft by his willi
s2oo,ooosto the acadeniy in perryi, N. H.,
founded by his grandfathers_
—At Deckertown, N. Y., on'Saturday,
an ince,ndiary lire destrojed the Cox
tdock, John B. Decker's dwelling, a tin
abop, two barns and four houses. Loss,
--Senator Wallace Friday addressed ti - e
Senate one his proposed constitutional
amendment abolishing . the Electoral Col
leges, and was listened to with close at
—John N. Edwards;'a telegraph opera
tor at Paris, Tenn., fatally shot James
Champion, Thursday, because. the latter
bad made' an insulting proposal to his
—At Richmond, Va., .Friday, Oscar E.
Perrigo, found guilty of bigamy in mar
rying a lady at -Richmond when he bad
already two wives, was sentenced 'to five
years in_the penitentiary. -
—Miss Ann Reed, a medieal student of
Ann Arbor Univeriity, Michigan, com
mitted suicide on Thursday night by
drowning herself in an inlet _of Orton
Lake. No cause is known. • ,
—Ori, Thursday the storehouse of 'the
Stark Paper! Company, at State 'Line,
Bennington, was burned. loss, $lO,-
000 ; no insurance. - Most of the contents
Were finished paper ready for shipment.
--John "B. Carrington, ..proprietor and,
editor of the Journal and Courier, died
at New Haven, Cono s , Priday, of erysipe,
Jas. He established that; paper, and was
the oldest editor and publisher in the
State. . -
—General Herman Uhl, formerly bust
ness manager of the New York Btaats
Meting, and a prominent member of the
moons) Gaga or tbe Siiiter'of Newyork,;
duat himself-- accident . Sum* - •
"Wok auddiedin a_ fewminutia.
John _BAIA - which
aei'r sate Fmneiseo In May -la for Bow:
ham island", with niae inert aboard, has
never since been heard `efouid the hour.
mate, companies have i e ttleti with -her
--On Thursday night one portion of the
BookAsbad Railroad bridge at ` \la Salle,
411- s , apept away by the leefend the
high , water; making it impoinible for
'Veins to cross. „The, passeenpra and 'bag-,
gage were traissferred.
....At WaterburY, Corm., Sauday, the
button factory of tbri - fmarrille Manufaet ,
wing Company was destroyed by fire, in
volving a loss of $175,000, and throwing
200 hands out , of work. Shortly afterward
the factory of Meiggs dv . Trott was par
tially destroyed, causing a loss of $12,000.
—The linseed oil works of Archibald &
Schurmer, at St. Paul, Minn., -were des
troyed by fire Thursday; the tanks evflOd
ing with sufficient force to wreck the
building. John Mart; theisuperin-tend
int, and a lahoVer - were' killed. f ; The loss
is $20,000. ;
.—Samuel Traitel; 17 years old, an en'i'
ploys of Soh:neon Brothers, dealers in pill
tlemeres furnishing goods, 504 Broadway,
New )rerk, was Thursday arrested charg
edwitli stealing 300 dawn silk handker
chiefs from that iirrn, valued at SX.IOO.
Heconfessed his guilt. '
—At Troy, Ohio, Friday, a hydraulic
reservoir burst and the town was inundat
ed, doing much damage. The Tustoaras
river is higher than it has been for thirty
years. Thlusands of acresof farm lands
are overflowed, and many families were
obliged to leave their homes. 1 ;
—At the * Soldiers' Home, near Milwau
kee, Henry McMakin and Swami Lang
uor, two inmates, who have been missing
since -Monday, wereTriday found in their
room suffocated by the gas from a coal
stove. MeSlikin is. dead and Languor
will die. It is singular they should hare
remained so long undiscovered.
—Mn'. J. E. Nieholls corrunitted suicide
by jumping into n tivell at. Carthnge,.,,,Mo.,
on Wednesday., She watCa sisteslof Miss
Hogg, of Bloomington, 111., who commit
ted suicide at Mrs. Nicholls' house some
time ago. i She had twice before attempt.-
ed• to take her life. Her father also met
death at his Own hands. -
—The entertainment green it Booth's
Theatre, .New York, Friday, for the par;,
pose of raising funi - i3 toward purchasing
a‘statue of . the late Edgar Allan Poe, to
be placed .in,'entral Park, near the Mu
seum of Alt, was a great success, every
seat being filled and the aisles crowded.
The receipts are estimated at betireen
$5OO and $6OOO.
—A lire at Dennison, Texas,' on Wed
nesday of last week, damaged the whble
sale grocery stock of Marx Kuhn & Co.,
to the amount of, $20,000 ; Louis Goodsell
Co., dry goods, $15,000 ; J. M. Burson,
proprietoi:of the Ilei:Ttd, $6560 ; Sculler
& Gann, owners of buildings, $15,060.
Scales & Rhea, dentists, and Gbrseman
& Co., grocers, suffered losseS..
—The Book Conimittee- of the Metho
dist Episcopal Church held its annual
meeting Thursday at New York. The'
`total. neti assets of the New 'York and
Cincinnati concerns and their depositories
amounts to 41;355,060.16. Total sales of
books and iieriodicals amounted to $l,-
5;6,261.2.8 daring the past year, showing
an increase of $1,126,128 over the previous
—A dispatch front Wellington, Tian
States that fifteen. ..inches of snow, fe
during Thursday night and the storm
.continued Friday. - The '. - Kansas City,
Lawrence and Southern passenger train
was stuck in a snow bank during the
night, about two milesfrom• Wellington.
. er e Vs were at work all - - night to
,extricate and a third engine was buried
,in a snow drift and abandoned Friday
morning. The passengers were:removed
to Wellington. •
-The New York Chamber of Commerce
Friday received a reply froth tie Secreta-.
ry of the Treasury in regard to the repoit
of the'-03immitte.e . iu reference to, alleged
illegal collection of duties on sugar. The
Secretary States that the department is
fully aware that sugar is colcired, forjthe
purpose'of (jeception, and that it mnit be
stopped. • His duty and the interests of
the government alike forbid his adoPtidg
the suggestion of the. resolution: and Wit
drawinklllic pending suits. .
—James N. McCormick, traveling sales-
man for Adolph Meyer & Co,, of Cincin
nati, ' was shot and. instantly killed 'on
Thursday night, at,llustonvillo, Ky.; by,
W. I. Moore, Jr., his brother-in.law. Mc-
Cormick had • arrived on the, afternoon
train,"and wasireard in the evening quar
relling with .Mote. He threatened to cut
Moore'sheart•out;lnd 'at the &fne, time
put his hand in his po6ket and asked if
ho was ready. Moore answered," Ycs,7
and, drawing a revolver, shot McCormick
• —As the steaMboat train. from Provi
dence over the nbrtliern •division of the
Old Colony .. Railroad- was, crossing the
New York and Nc . sw'Epp,' land Railroad : it
-was struck by a freight train on the latter
yoad. One car of the Old Colony train .
was wrecked and three passengers Werri
slightly injured. W. Daniels, the firenian
of the freight-train was killed. • A ruisazw
prehension- of signals by the New York
and New 'England . train, is said to have
caused the accident. The injured are
Mrs. Aaron Cutler, of Walpole ; C. Ful
ler, of New Bedford, i and Mr. Macy, edi
tor of theiFoxbOro ugh Times. • .
The Work of Destruction by. the Tar
bulent Fit reatute.
The damage.at .Long Island City
amounts to several hundred thousand
dollars. . .
The damage in Monroe, Mich,-Will
reach $lOO,OOO. lii Port Deposit,
Mich., the flood destroyed- several
houses; at last,report th water was
r oe need In New JeVses.
BORDENTOWN,3S. J., Febqtary 13.
.. pas done considerable
damalge here. The railroad tracks
between Trentohatal Burlington city
are under water. Canal boats are
lying on, the track 'on the. Trenton
road. All the small buildings near
the Delaware and Raritan canal locks
are partly under
_water. The old
Camden and Amboy shops are inun
dated: The steam forge of McPher
son, Willard Co:, near her e has
had its fires put ,out by the ffooda.
As far as the eye can reach the Pain
sylva-nia shore is inundated. There
is not much ice but a heavy body of
water is running. Since 'midnight
the water has been on the railroad
bridge. On the main -line between
here and New York the
.bridge is In
a perilous position. Twenty-seven,
cars containing eight tons each - have
been placed on it to hold it in posi
tion. The water is at the axles of
The Damns* In Wnsltlnston
WASHINGTON, February 13.—The
flood which came rushing-down the
Potomac river Saturday., morning,
salsdarging the lower portion. of th
citycitttfor'aesrly twenty&ur hours, has
sibitdaL -The.4lantagi - already to
vessels, wharves =di property along
the river front is variously estimated
at from $50,000 to. $lOO,OOO. Motd.
of the wharf _owners to-night are of
the 0111111011 that the great danger
yet to come when the immense field
of accumnhtted ice moves plat tlic
city. The damage to property and
merchandise in that portion of t 1
city which was inimdikted will prob•
ably - reach $lOO,OOO, and in George
' town, along thewharrei and in the
store house, the damage Will probably
amount. ti $75,000. •
ilusirlsopos, February 43,--The
flood of the past few Clays has been
the most disastrous that, ever visited
the :Janiata, Valley. sTtip loss in
bridges to Huntingdon'eotinty alone
ming $50,000. Two spans of the
bridge at Alexandria, Diehl a: Co
boom at the mouth of Paystown
brand four road bridges orer'the
branch. and the "bridge at Newton
- Hamilton have been cagied away
and the bridge at MeWytown par
CA11110.5 DALE, Pa., - FebrEl3 ry .
The ice in the - Lackawanna is mov-
log rapidly and fears of an ice gorge
in . the channel above . the eityl are •
making the residents uneasy. - Shoal %
the river continue to rise and the ice
itp.tbrough the northern coun
try a great flood is predicted and the
residents 'of Ahe
.vaPey are fearful
that it will 'do 'greater daraage than
the .floods of 1814, when .thousands .
of doilnrs worth . of.property -was de
stroyed and lives-, Were imperiled.
The streams emptying Into - the river
are ;being replenished with three',feet
of melting snow in the surrounding
CINCOINATI.„.O„ Feb. 14:, The Ohio
river at this point is now on.a.Aar.,
and slowly climbing into houseg on.
the river bank. Marks this nii)ying
shoW.fortY-six. feeVand the rive,i 4 stirl
slowly, rising. ' The lower stories of --
Rat row,' Sausage row, • and'.i . other
water-front places; are partly Sub- - .
fue;ged and the inhabitants are florik
ing to higher ground, 'Very heavy.'
ice' from above , passed downE last
• night, but the stream is so widened'
that no serious damage was done.,
Ice froni the Allegheny is just begin-
• 31111•Oan, Pa., February 13.-The
rain 'storm has ceased. The iDela
ware riNfer is falltiag 'slowly. and the'
ice is moving out rapidly. It is re
ported that a small gorge has formed
Bushville, below this -place, and .
that the- country is flooded. Great
damage has been done to lumber, - .
bay, fences and .movable propertS'.
The kiss by the &rod, is fu11y57,0,00. , .
Pa , Feb. 14.—T1.c .
,crossing the Lackawaxvis
river was carried .away yesterday.;,
Loss- sl'o,ooo. . '
Cot N.CII, Febru.Vy 1:;
The severe snow storm of Friday and
Saturday has 126mPlettly ;isolated
this city from - the outside world, no,
trains having . .arrived or departi.il
since Friday night, and all 'travel has
been abandoned. : . Trains which left.
here .on .Friday night , were Snow-
bound all day yesterdayat a distance.
of from' 100
.. to miles from the
city. The Chicago, Burlington and . .
quincyl Road 'attempted to start: a
train. for ChiCago 'last nigh-t,
.with a .
gang of 'fifty men, to shoiel the snow.'
None. of the delayed trains were ex
pected until this,' afternoor(or Mon
day. . o,ther 'business, is almost ills"-
pended,l and coal dealers':: ; say they
have-not a tOn of coal on hand.
ST: February 43 L2l‘;'_.e nev:-
blizzard: has aggravated the snovi
blockade that has prevailed in Souti
ern.Minnesota- for the past two weeli,
,Sionx City. Road, the snow k
four :feet deep on a level, anel the
drifts in some•Placesore higher than
the telegraph poles. Great. effort's
have been madelo break the block
ade. - .4 train at Mountain Lake. has
been biocked for teti Ot : Lt r
roads arealmost as badly off. •
TUE ELECTORAL COUNT.
The sz)tes-for PieSia_ent and Vice
President of . the Unifed,-States were
otliciall3 , - counted by.-both Houses o f .
Congress in- joint convention. on ,
Wednesday of last week? The
vention assembled. at noon in the
House, the Vice President occupying
the.. Speaker's chair.
One after . another the certificatts
were 01010 and counted until the
Vote. of I Georgia was reached. The . ,
rea(Val in tail of.' certificates , . that'
.had een abandoned after Alabama
and Arkansas. Were Counted, was' di
mantled by Mr. Springer.' ' t
Tbe-Certificate shows that on the
titli of -peeernber, ISSO, the 11 votes:
of Georgia . were
.cast for Hancock'
and English: .Vice President'
then said :, "It-appearing from 'the
'certificate just read that. the vote of
the State of Georgia was cast on-a
day, other than that fixed for-casting
such votes by act of Congress, in
pursuarice of the Congtitution of the
United States, the result of this cer
tificate 'will not be iecorded, until in
the language of the concurrent reso-
lution under `which 'this count pro:,
ceeds, it will appear whether the
counting or omitting to count such
votes will changer the result ot . ' the
election.". • ).
After this the votes of the Stat(!s
were counted in reilular order.
• Tfie:result - showe'd I. votes fur'
Garfield and . Arthur. and 155 for
4ancOck and': English, counting the
vote of Georgia, and 144 not count
ing 'said vote. Mr. Thurman in
making the reportrof the tell . ers, said
that it was immaterial whether the
Tote! of Geoigia was counted oti.not
its in either case James A: Gartiehl
has received a majority of the votes
of the whole number of electors alp- .
pointed. The same was true for
Chester A. Arthur. The result was
received with loud applause, . after
which_the joint-convention adjourn
ed. The whole session lasti:d but
one hour and a half.
REPORTED EY ST Fr; di LONG,
Geneysldealers In Groceries and Produce, Coruti
• Illaln and Flue Streets. ;
WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEB. Volitio.
Flour per bbl ..... t5 t 5 50 .41
Flouper sack . . • *1 40 (4 1 -, •
Corn Meal per 100.*:. •• - I SS :: 1
Chop Feed, .. . , .
Wheat, per bush.... ,t l l 00 451 1 55 (03
Corn . - Se 0 a 01.
Rye 75 0 _ Oa
Oats - . zs 40 10 -
Buckwheat 45 01 ,
Buckwheat F10ur.... •111 ire (2) 1 75
Timothy, western,.. .3 (0 (~, • t ., , - ~ v
Beans, 62 lbs, It 00 6 1 50
Pork, mess . .1- - 421 bbl. $l4 50 64
Lard CO tia 10 0, t.:
Butter, tuba 20 4 25 60
Rolls r. 20 01 :I . (ii , .
Bap. fresh 24 @ 21 ris
Cheese, .14 (e., I '
Potatoes, per bosh... (01'` ;0 (0
Beeswax • 23 @ : 12 - 14
COltatiCtita HT wtO.a. Parrott . -
Hides O4' @
Veal skins se* $i ••••
Deleon Skins • 4ord,-
Sheep Peits....t. So@ I f. , •
COMIZCTLD HT It. DAVIDOW 1t BELO.
• • CC id t 7
Veal Skins 75 47 , 1 ei
Deacon Skins 40 Cg ^ '
Sheep Pelts $ 75 (4 1 ••,)