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Dakota. On account of the Sioux, who were hostile to them, and tbair remoteness from the whites, among whom they preferred to J ire, the tribe became dissatisfied, and largo n ambers of them returned to the States, about one - half of whom settled In Wlsoon - sin, as stated by the Commissioner of Indian A if air ta a communication addressed to the committee. Another treaty was mad with the tribe in 1800, whereby the tribe was gathered together and settled on a reservation in Nebraska, where they now re side. Arising from these treaties theWinne - b.tproes, as a tribe, have a fund of $883, - .249.58 In the Treasury, the Income of which, at 5 per pent, is, by treaty provision, to be distributed to them in cosh or provisions, as the President may direct By act of June 25, 1804, it was provided that the proportion of annuities to which the stray bands of IWinnebago Indians would be entitled if on xheir reservation, should be retained in the .Treasury to their credit from year to year, fo be paid to them when they should I . SEtTKITE WITH THEIR TBLBE. br to be used by the Secretary of the Intel lor in - settling and subsisting tbem upon any ttther reservation which might thereafter be irovided for them. The fund herein pro vided for was not reserved until 180, when, by direction of Secretary Chandler, their estimated proportion of the tribal an nuities was retained, and has since been retained for them, amounting' at the present t me to tflM.iM'J. 17. 'ims snm remains in the Treasury, awaiting the direction of Con - Irrrss. The aainuities so for to the tribe from U 12.78. all of which, with a smcle exception. hna been paid to the Winnebago Indians of Nebraska. Assuming mat the tnoe in 1b - bonsin would be entitled to their pro rata (share, thev ought to nave received of this k mount $252,383. 12. In 1 873 and 1 874 an appropriation was made for the removal of ue w innebngoes ol lsconsln to a reserva tion to be purchased for them In Nebraska, tdjaeent to tne reservation now occupied by ue remainder or the tribe. There was ex panded In this removal and subsistence, and Purchase oi lands, 4lo4,u4.4il. ana re - ained, to be expended in settling them n their new lands. $2G. 131. 13. and kbout 1,8C0 of them were removed to Nebraska. Tne Wisconsin Winnebagoes, how - ver. were dissatisfied with their new 1 oca - ion, and all but 204 of them returned to Ylsconsin tirior to January. 1870. The ommisaioner of Indian Affairs reports that here in now in the Treasury to the credit of ne tnoe, under treaty approprusyons lor he fiscal year 1873 and prior years, the snm f $40,406.42, from which a sufficient mount should be withdrawn and paid to the Wisconsin band to equalize the payments eretot'ore made in excess to the tribe in Ne - raska, Darin? the last fiscal year there as appropriated to the tribe in Nebraska ie sum of $29,200.08. and to the Wisconsin Kinnebagoes $14,901.79. The bill, there - ire, authorizes the payment to the tscon - n Winnebatro Indians of 48.249.17 now i the Treasury belonging to them, together itn a sufficient sum to equalize tne parents hereinbefore alluded to. The bill so provides that the proportion of annuity mda accruing from year to year hereafter, iould be applied to the Winnebagoes in isconsin until thev shall hnvo been re - inded the amount due them under the act 1804. The bill provides for a careful nsus of the Indians in Wisconsin, as well the. Winnebagoes In Nebraska, in order lat a lust division may be made. Bv an act I kissed March 3, 1874, it is provided that any idian now in the United States who is the kad of a family, or arrived at the age of 21 ars, ana wno afterwards abandons his ibul relations, shall be authorized to take homestead under the homestead laws, and tall be entitled to receive his proportion of tribal annuities. The Winnebagoes in isconsin to the number of about 21M) have ken. and others are desirous cf kin; homesteads, under the provision of 9 . act of 1875, and, therefore, a provisions of the bill apply only to such have taken or shall take homesteads. lying; been carefully constructed for such diaiig only. A section is added against be alienation of those lands for a period of k - enty years. This provision is considered 'cessary to protect the Indians having mee tends. The bill was submitted to the terior Department, and receives the sanc - n of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs id the Secretary of the Interior. It np - ars from the petition of the Indians, filed Senator Cameron, that the Indians desire funds retained for the purpose of pay - ir entry fees for their lands, purchasing rt cultural implements, stores, etc, and to cabliah schools for the education of their iidren, and they asked to be allowed to ansact their own business without the in rvention of an agent. ILLICIT STILLS. COLLECTOR CUBE'S BEPORT. octal TeteKram to The Inter Ocean. WjLSHrKQTOjr, Jan. 7. Collector Andrew ark, of Atlanta, Go., in an elaborate report Commissioner Ratim, estimates that there hi not - now more than seventy - five illicit lis in his whole district. He says: It III be found that those counties in which osa scattering and isolated stills are be - ved to be located are in and contiguous to e rugged mountainous country in the rthern part of the district, and in several them where two years ago the produc - n and sale of illicit spirits were the chief bupation of a vfery large proportion of the tabitants, the evil is now practically sup - loesed. When I took charge of the consoli - ted districts in November, 1870, there re In the entire eighty - three counties tnprising it but twelve registered grain tllleries in operation. This number has been pwly, but constantly Increasing with each cceedlng season, until at present the nam It has reached forty - two, and there are at Jt eignt otners m coarse oi construction. , oi wmcn wiu no aouuc ie in lau opera a during the coming month. Several of e are located in counties where legal :iin distilleries have been hitherto an - own. During the two years ended Dec , 1880, I have seized 434 illicit distilleries ated in zorty - hve oinerent counties, ere are now but twenty counties in which br illicit distilling is known, or supposed to st, and the stills. It may be safely stated. b generally very small, ot very lljjht pro - cing capacity, ana are operated only at orvals. havuiir to be moved very ire - kmtly to avoid detection. Iam fully sat ed tnat there is at tne very least 80 per it less illicit spirits made and handled in a district than there was two years ago. m a&ked to give, first, my views as to the PUBLIC BENTIMKNT hyalling' in my district in regard to the ipression ox illicit distilleries; and, ond, my opinion whether or not the cers of the government will be sustained the people and receive their co - operation . - nforcing tSe internal revenue laws. To fc first proposition. I reply that public sen - pent. Has not, in my judgment, undergone y raoicai cnange in this respect, although in glad to feel warranted in statin? that re is in some sections a marked Improve uu . iae press, wmcn until recently nas niy condemned both the revenue laws 1 the methods employed in enforcing m, in now, with occasional exceptions, nt at least, and I am receiving much tre encouragement from the people in ie localities than Yirrptsifnrt Tn mnnv tions open defiance, and that bitter an - omsm wuca formerly characterized lawless classes la particu - haa , practically ceased, and ead of it s general feeling' has possessed people which may be thus described: illicit distiller and blockader, haying n freauentlv overtaken in his l&wlou id. i tnres oy the vigilance and persistence of I revenue othciala, and caused much ible. annoyance, loss of property, and expo thereby, comes to the conclusion that I business is both unsafe and unprofitable, tnat he will therefore abandon la "H," 'laps not alrectly connected with the :t operations of "A," but, with all his ldi - ntial friends, his hearty sympathizers, uondsmen in difficulty, and, like him, an ompromising opponent of the revenue is approve "A''1 course under the cir - istances, and enoouragea him to seek timate employment. I cannot believe u a change under such circumstances, i an unlawful to a - lawful occupation, ties a change of sentiment on the part of or with regard to the revenue laws. Yet, 'aril the simple aofi of each aa a long ;e in the direction of ... . j OOOD CllUkNHHlT, I a step which, If properly fostered and mraged, cannot fail of vastly benefiting l the parties themselves and the govern - t. I desire to state that it is my opinion , as yet the extent to vhich o hi cers will lve the co - operation of the people tn en - mg internal revenue - laws depends Uy upon: L. The effect Illicit traino may j upon the moral oX neighborhoods in II ib Is or THE DAILY IXTER OCEAX, SATURDAY ZZOLCiaiZG, JANTTABY 8, 1881 - SIXTEKN' PAGES. which the people are disposed to bo law - abiding; and 2. The personal or pecuniary Interest the citizen may have In the rigid enforcement of those laws. That they do fre - 2nently render my officers valuable aid in the election of frauds I cheerfully admit; bat I believe it is equally true that their actions are not generally the result of convictions of justice or merit in the. taws, or wisdom In the methods of executing them, for when an Illicit distiller who has been disappointed in his calculations, and harrassod by the ever vigil ant revenue officers to an extent which renders his occupation unreniunerative. concludes to abandon his lawlessness and run his still in conformity to law, this fact does not in itself place him in harmony, in point 1 of feeling, with the law, nor inluse mm with a desire to co - operate with tne om cers in its enforcement. Nevertheless. have good reasons to feel encouraged in the hone that with proper management in tne future, which implies a continuation of the pressure now emoioveu in tnat. ui - rcction. a popular sentiment. favor able to the internal reveuuo laws, may tie developed which will not only lead the peo pie to such a step, but enable thorn to feel that in co - operating with the oiMcers whose duty it is to execute them, they simply discharge a duty incumbent upon every citizen claiming the protection oi lue nauuuui government: but this consummation, so much desired bv all patriotic citizens, can be reached, as vou doubtless know, only by at tentiou, and it will be retarded just in the proportion that men or intelligence and influence persist in condemning the internal revenue system unu viiiiijriuir iuj naiiuuoi power which created it. hen the one ceases entirely, the other will, in my judgment, be practically an accomplished fact. LOTJTTIT'S REMOVAL. BEKaTOB FEHIiY. Special Teletrram to The later Ocean. Washington, J Jn. 7. Inquiry at the Treasury as to Senator Ferry's connection with the removal of Louttit, late Superintendent of the Eleventh Life - saving Station, elicits the information that he knew nothing - of it for over a week after it had been made, and when informed of it was amazed, and promptly denied the ground stated, until he was shown the records that contained uncontrovertible proofs of the Captain's Irregularities. It seems, that the removal took place Dec 1. Sen ator Ferry arrived in Washington the 0th, and not till the 9th, when he went to the Treasury un business, had he any intimation of any trouble. It seems he always maintained that - Louttit was strictly honest. thourh close. He never had any political association with him. and he is not a in::u who would be asked to do a political service for a United States Senator. There is no (ground for Louttit's oilegution that he and Senator Kerry were not in accord in politics, as the question of personal political services was uever mooted between them. THE CHSISTIANCTa SO NEW DEVELOPMENTS. Bpe&al Telezram to The inter Ocean. Washington, Jan. 7. There are no new developments in the divorce case of Chris - tiancy against Christiancy, other than that Mrs. Christiancy's counsel. Mr. Oliver, has filed and served a notice on the opposing counsel, Mr. Ing - ersoll, of a motion to suppress the testimony in New York "lor the reasons apparent upon its face," which he will call up on Monday. As may be suposcd, much depends upon this motion, as if the testimony is stricken put there will be an end to the letter business. Should the testimony be allowed to stand the genuinaaess of the letters, which Mrs. Christiancy denies writiuir as published, will be controverted. There is much surprise expressed as to the letters being published through the plaintiff's coua - sel, and an explanation is made by one of the papers that it having been represented to Iiiin that the letters were being published in New York, he gave them out here. Mrs. Christiancy has been quite sick since Wednesday, and yesterday she became much worse, the symptoms being those of inflammation of the brain. Mrs. ChrUtiancy is rather pniall in stature loss than live feet in height but is still well proportioned. though slightly stouter than Bhe was a year or two ago, having for the rast four months spent much of her timo indoors. Her complexion has bleached out until her cheeks are almost colorless. She has irrjru - lar features, with lips slhiriit'.y parted, Ehow - ing a fine set of teeth; lijjht blui. - h - gr;;y eves, and light auburn hair. She dresses with taste, wears a very small shoe, end has been described in general terms as a handt me little woman. Last winter, after her return from Peru, and up to about the latter part of April, when the contemplated divorce proceedings were mado public, mio was frequently seen in public, especially in the afternoon, when she would meet hur inenii. Miss 31 cloy, and walk with her home, sometimes by the Capitol. She assisted her mother in her housekeepiuir, and the marketing was dene almost eutiroiv by .Mrs. Christiancy, wno was accompanied usually lu her market trips by the colored servant. SB. C. L. BLOOD. who figures as the former triend of Giro, is not the Dr. Blood who was coauected wit'a the Claliin - Wood hull business, as is irenerally supposed, though from all accounts he is much the same kind of a man. He is 6aid to be 4.j years oi age, but looks to be not above f5. He is nearly ebc feet in height, and is well buiit. with a lretih, fair complexion, a good head of brown hair, which he wears in curls, and is very all able. Blood, although he has figured as an author having1 published "A Century of lite. Health, and Happiness," by '. L Blood, M. D. has no right to the title M. 1)., other than that derived from "Dr." JUucaaniin, ot riixiadeiphia. OTJE EXPORT TRADE. FEO VISIONS. Special Teletrram to The Inter Ocean. Washington, Jan. 7. Consul Adams, at Geneva, Switzerland, reports to the State Department that the growing Importation of American provisions has affected in a marked degree the Swiss markets. The value of choice cattle raised in Switzerland for the French market has diminished notably by the importation of American cattle and fresh meat. The sale of preserved meats and fruits from the United States is so well established and advertised that it may be left to take care of itself, but it would, Mr. Adams thinks, be worth while to call atten tion of manufacturers of butter again to the possibility of effecting larger sales in central and Southern Europe, 'l he same is true of cheese. Good butter particularly is a want of Southern Europe. He thinks too that the American hour trade mignt be pushed in these regions to advantage. tbaob with nob wax. The annual report of Consul Gade, of Christ! an la. reveals some interesting facts in regard to the trade of the United States wltn Aorway. is cairn attention lo some points that are worthy the attention of American producers. Apples are mentioned as being well receivea in tne markets mere, and are imported In large quantities. Amer ican stoves are also sold in great numbers. and the telephone has been adopted rapiaiy. The Consul calls attention to the fact that most of our products find their way into Norwegian markets enrougn tne intervention of other nations. Only one American vessel arrived durintr the season, the brig J. Brown, of Portland, Me., with a cargo or petroieumT This was the only American vessel that had arrived at that port since 1873. A irreat aeal of ice. the Consul learns ueing amppea irom aviwu) i ae iuii. VALUABLE WOEK. PHOTOGRAPHS OF AMEBICAN INDIANS. Special Telearata to The Inter Ocean. Washington, Jan. ; 7. Colonel Stephenson preparing three volumes of photogTaphs of the American Indiana, representing individuals of bands , speaking 127 dialects, and among the rest some from seventeen different pueblos or towns in New Merioo. There are 1,400 photographs m eacn volume. One is to be deposited at the Congressional Library, another at the Smlthso - alan Institute, and the third at the Ethnological Bureau of the Interior Department. No such work as this has ever been attempted before, ane its historical value will be inestimable when these oeonle have passed away. have lost their identity in the amalgamation of various races. - In addition to these photogTaphs of individuals, are some of the cliff houses in New Mexico, burials, and scenes illustrating; the manners and customs of the people. - . . FOBSZT7TJL LB DUO, : TH WOOL rXTBXKSX. Special TaleeTam to The In tar Ocean - . '. i Washington, Jan, 7. Commissioner Le Duo was to have coiled a convention of wool - growers to meet at Washington during the first week In January, to consider plans for a series of exhibitions for the benefit of the sheep - raisers. 16 appears, however, that the Commissioner has forgotten all about the wool interest in his anxiety to gather the Georgia tea crop, and it has not been called It is expected that he will return in time to call the convention, however, for the third or fourth week of the month. The Commissioner's friends are surprised at the indiff erenoe he manifests at the announcement of the Hon. Bon Le Fevre, of Ohio, to the elf ect that ho was finally about to begin the investigation of the Agricultural Department, for which his committee was appointed some two years ago. Le Duo does not appear to be at all anxious. He may not be aware of the tireless industry with which the member from Ohio will pa - .ii things wheu he gets to going. It is authoritatively stated that he really intends to begin tho work. He thinks that the stenographer and clerk have enjoyed their pay long enough to be ready to attend a session of the committee, aud if their u a willingness to do anything is perflated in any farther they will be discharged. They shall no longer check the laborious inclinations of the members appointed to do the investigation. PACTS AND OPINION. BENATOB PADDOCK. Special Teletrram to The Inter Ocean. Washington, Jan. 7. The friends of Senator Paddock are informed that there is every prospect of his re - clectlon from Nebraska It is thought that there will be votes cast at first for him. General Tan Wyck, Judges Dundy, Mason, and Weaver. It Is expected, however, that the contest will be eventually between Van Wyck and Paddock, and that the various elements will consolidate on Paddock against the former candidate. I'OriTlTIOS OF FLOHIPA. The oQlcial census returns for Florida com plete, place the population at 2t(5,5G(; of 134,931 are males, 131,015 females, 25, - 015 native, 9,095 foreign, 141,249 white, and 125,317 colored, including 18 Chinese and 37 Indians. MAEIXE HOSPITAL B EH VICE BILL. Representative Ciardy has received a peti tion from ninety - five steamboat captains and pilots of St. Louis, urging favorable action on the bill known as the "McLane marine hospital service bill." THE MICUIUAV DELEGATION are - mirch pleased at the prospective election of Conger to the Senate. Mr. Willetts said to - day: "This suits us, and now we are for Burroughs for Speaker." NICARAGUA CANAL. Washtxgtos. Jan. 7. Tho House Commit tee on Foreign Affairs to - day agreed to ac cord a hearing Tuesday to those Interested in the Nicaragua Canal scheme. NEW CHILEANS MINT. The total distribution of silver dollars from the New Orleans Mint the last six months. was u,j!h,MH(, ot which there was sent to Texas, 1,077.500; Lonisiana, l,:7!.OiW); Mississippi, 2(,oOO; Alabama. 072,500: Georgia, ;20,i)t); Tennessee, 1J29.OO0; Ar kansas. 12; I, lOll; and Florida, ,000. NOMINATIONS COXFIBMXD. The Senate confirmed the following nomi nations: Vostniu - sterx M. liuriev, at Sew Albany, ImL; I". W. 1'aluier, Chicago; J. 15. Sipping. E - sc it. Loui.?. I.L; T. liianchard. Finro. i!L ; Muss Emma A. Gale, Delavan. ill.; Ira 11 tunc?, Ev. - irt, Mich ; Hiram A Barr. r.scanaba, Mich. ; Joseph Schaller, (Juinneseo, Mic.i.; A. H. Vcrsen, I'ella, Iowa: K U. Wtl - liaiiiscn, Mt. Avr, Iowa; Joiin D. Hunter, Webster City, Iowa; T. A Burr, Lancaster, Wis.; E. B. Thompson. Waupaca, Wis.; A W. Kimball. Green Buy, Wis.; A. A l&gers. Fine Bluff, Ark. Tire rirPTEFE tkeattes. Secretary Evarts said to - day that treaties recently negotiated with China will be sent to the bunute at once The documents were, rea4 to tue President yesterday. ' SECIlETABr GOFF. Nothing of public importance transpired at the Cabinet mootinir to - day. The new Secretary of tne Navy, General Golf, was in attendance. This morning ho assumed charge cf tho department, bigned business which h:n accumulated the past few days, and afterward received the heads of bureaus and other naval officials. The nomination of General Goff, Jr., as Secretary of the Navy having been continued by the Senate, the General this morning was iuaiitied l - y Colonel Win. H. Crook, oue of the President's secretaries. THE CHINESE TltEATTEH. A member of the Cabinet said this afternoon that the recently negotiated Chinese treaties are entirely satisfactory to the United States Government. Tiia CENSCS. The Superintendent of the Census sent the Secretary of the Interior to - day, for transmission to Comrress. a communication asking for an additional appropriation ot $500, - OiiO for the completion of the cons us work and the publication of the results. THE PONCAS. The commission named by the President, ct the request of the i'onca Committee in Boston, to inquire into tho condition and desires of the Pona tribe, arrived at the Ponca agency Tuesday. Jan. 4, and one of its members telegraphed to the President Jan. 0, as follows: "ihe council enthusiastically and unanimously indorsed the agreement of the I'onca delegation when in Washington. Leave to - morrow for Dakota," The agree ment referred to is thtj paper signed by the Ponca chiefs ween present In Washinirton - recjuesting their lanan in Dakota be sold and they permitted to remain in Indian Ter ritory. SENATE. COMMUNICATIONS. Washington. Jan. 7. The Vice President sub mitted a communication from the Secretary of War, cal.'lne attention to the Insufficiency of the appropriation of $75,000, made by the House in tne army appropriation bill for recruiting ex penses, and recommending' the appropriation of $97,000. Also from the same officer, a communication recommending the appropriation of $32,500 to meet the operating expenses of the Portland and Louisville Canal for the fiscal year ending Jane 30, lbSi THE SELLOGO CABS. Sir. Jonas presented the memorial of W. J. Moore, of New Orleans, alleging that William Pitt Kellogg procured his election as United States Senator by bribery and corruption, said Moore being one of those bribed: and asking to be examined before the Senate Committee on Privileges and elections. Jonas moved its refer ence to said committee. Mr. Cameron, of Wisconsin said Moore had been examined by the committee. He opposed reference until is was sen wnetoer tnat examination covered the question ot bribery. Mr. Jonas remarked that the petitioner claimed be was not previously examined as vo bribery.; ilr. Hill, of Georgia, said ne would ftcsitate to reopen the examination of tae case for such tes timony as that of Moore, whose character he de nounced. Mr. Logan In this connection, I wished to learn what the prospect was for final disposition of the case. In any event, he thongut It remarkable a man should publish himself to the world aa a rascal wno ought to be in the Penitentiary, and he asked the Henate to investigate him and see if he oacht not. Mr. KellogK said Moore had recently been discharged froiav the New Orleans Custom House for attempted embezzlement. He had since applied for reappointment, hinting that otherwise hn would send the paoers to Washington. Mr. Kellogg said that Moore on deposing that he bad been bribed by Kellogg had perjured himself. He was a blackmailer, and had ottered to sell kia evidence to each side. Kellogg oould bring a thousand citizens of New Orleans to refute his charges. ' Mr. Hill said Moore had once before offered to testify against Kellogg, but, on being given a place In the Custom House, he testified in his favor. He was now repeating the plan. This waa a fine example of the character of the mem torn ot the Packard Legislature. Mr. Hill had never ien one of them ha would believe nnder oath. He believed Kellogg had championed Moore's creditahihty whea he was examined, though now he offered to bring l,Oou men to show his bad reputation. , .. A general discussion ensued. Kallocg rose, as he said, to contradict an assertion by Mr. Hill that the members ot the Packard Legislature swore before the committee that they t were bribed. - ' ' ' - Mr. Hill Interrupted, remarking tnat ne seta no oca thing. The two benatoia went oa speaking together, and Mr. Hoar called the Senator from Georgia to order. . Mr. Kellogg proceeded with considerable feeling to aaaert tliat ne Packard members admitted bribery, and all tne evidence of bribery bad been refuted by Kellogg oa Democratic evldcnoa. He remarked that the Senator from Oeorgia was still trying to keep up the attack on him by means of memorials, etc, in continuation of his threat at the opening of the ease that ha intended to drive Kellogg to the wall. Kellogg then reviewed Moore's testimony. Mr. Hill, la replying, said his assertion was that tho members whs before the committee bad denied bribery hart before sworn they were bribed. Ho did not propose to notice what the sitting member had aaiu. .The discnaslon would have one good effect in calling pnblio attention to the influence ot the Custom House in this ease. The morning hour expired and the discussion was dropped. Mr. Ferry Introduced a bill to promote the efficiency of the life - saving service and to encourage the saving of life from shipwreck. The bill provide pensions for the r?prscutatives ot tnoHe who have lofft life In saving life from shipwreck. It was referred to the Committee oa Commerce. Mr. Ferry called the attention of the members of ttiot committee to the subject, hoping it would be acted upon at an early day. GKXKltAL AVEKILL. Mr. Bnrnside Introduced a bill to authorize the retirement of Brevet Major General William A. Aveiill. U. B. A., with tiie rank and mr of liriir - adler General. Referred. TRK DIPLOMATIC SEBVICR. On motion of Mr. Katon, the bill making appropriations for tho consular and diplomatic service of the Government was taken up. Mr. Eicon said tne estimatcM for the coming fiscal year were $1, "57,000 the appropriation for the current fiscal year whs iil,l0,t00: the amount anurourhited by the Hou. - b in cum nreacut bill la l,iyi,4o.J, to which the Senate committee have added l,uuu. i no uitl. as reported, la leis tbtin the eatimates $.", (i."o, but exceeds the appropriation for the current fiscal year bv 91 1.4J5. The Senate, as in committee of the wholu. pro ceeded to consider the bllL Mr. Wuyte moved to insert an appropriation of $1,OUO for mulling Cougrettujiuxl liecord to foreign legations. When the clatie of the bill wim reached appropriating ftil.5cK) for the rent of prisons for American convicts In China, Mr. Carpenter asked some Senator who was familiar with the Constitution and had a few minutes luiaurato Inform hi m under what constitutional authority prWons were kent np in foreign countries. Of course there must be something in the Constitution to sanction it, or Senators would not go on year after year appropriating money for prisons. But Carpenter Imd sought in ram for the constitutional authority to try cKizen. - c of the L'nited States for cruue except on presentment of a crand Jury. W e have no riht to try men without judge or jury, if the practice should be kf at up It could only be jastittuU on the tueory lns.t wnstcver Conc - re ttiliik" on the wholu to io rlsut is consiitutiouaL ilr. Voorhecs thonght the Senator from Wisconsin (Caroenten niignt well ak the present ad - niiius.ra' - i - n for authority for the high - handed measures in connection with the trials cf criminals abroad, on wnich subject Mr. Voorhceo was in receipt of complaints. Was it not true that a man was now awaiting execution In Turkey on a sentence bv one of the consular courts, which was no mure leg tl lliuu a sentuace by Comanche Indian would be? Mr. Cnrpentor so understood. He wonld not he opposed to prividin for for'lirn courts, suca as those of lireat iintain, but they should be conducted constitutionally. Ha moved to strike cut all classes in this bill appropriating nioauy to support theso prisons. Mr. Hoar referred to th? nrt - ossltv of some Judicial j.rucis m seiui - birbaxum countries to do - fr - nd our citizen from any injustice in these foreign countries. To strike out theso provisions would liars no good effect. He agreed with tne Senator from Wisconsin that a change should be ma le, but It should be made iu a thorough manner. Mr. Carpenter admitted this. His object in maicing the motion ws to brine tb subject he - fore the .Si auf?. We have no rirfiit to do under a trealy with China cr any other nation wiiat Is prohibited In tne Constitution. Tne E:nper.r of Chlua cau.iot clothe us with power to do wliat the Constitution does not permit ns to du. Mr. Carpenter l:itet - - nued. before the clone of this session, to l:urO'iuce a run on this subject. Ilr. I'eud.elvu aoeej with the Senator from Wisconsin cCarpc - nt - en. fi referred to the cane of the man sentenced to cieatii by Minister Miy - nard. and showed that under the statutes a Minister i required to refer decisions in civil cases to the lre. - l.!c - :it, but in criminal c;tes he was not. and conid bang a man the day after he bad sentenced him. in fun her debate, Mr. Host sal I the Constitution authorizes no courts, except In a State or Territory, coi:eiuenuy. according to tho aruii - inent of the SeukPrs from iscon - ia ua l Oino, no extra Territorial courts can be established, and American seamen sie lo be lc.'t to the fan - tas' ic jiis: ice of Chia - e .'unctionarles. Messrs. Pendleton and Carpenter were not prepared to say whether extra territorial courts were constitutional, but it they were, ihey must at all events be aUniinis'ered uuder constitutional guarantees and prohibition. Mr lirown said that until the statutes (whether constitutional or noli authorizing ministers to empiov persons wore rci)eiie I, we should mk; tho rieocssiirv appropriations to pnv for them. He was ready to vote to repeal th statutes, tint nntil that was proposed, he u.ut this amendment. The Question rur.uer arove. What are we lo do wltn Ani. - ncan offender - in China? Are tbey K Us left to cmuese courts; Mr. Carpenter IS'e should establish courts there. Mr. Crown - Where will you cct yonr justices? Mr. Carpenter txport tuetn if wo cannot act them any oth?r wav. I'Laughter.l Mr. Jtrown continued to arirue that under constitutional auihoriiv to estAllib inferior judicial tribunals Conrcs can confer judicial powers upon ioreign ministers. Mr. Carpenter, tn further rwnarka. showed that the statutes in question confer power upon ministers to make ordiuauces, and then exe cutes their own ordinances, if no laws were found to suit the case, ilr. Urown replied that he was not defending the present statutes, but was holding that there was constitutional authority to pass such statutes. Mr. Carpenter resumed his argument and spoke for an hour, beinc frequently interrupted by questions and cansing rejoinders. He said he u tired of npnoidlug the Democratic doctrine of supremacy of the Constitution iu the face of Democratic attack on it. Mr. Brown welcomed Mr. Carpenter's accession to the doctrine, of States' riithts. Mr. Carpenter replied he had always been a State rights man. aud had been assailed before he had been in Congress a month because he accidentally let drop tne expression, "State rights." lie was in favorof the right of States to I my ihclr own taxes laugutcrj and administer their own affairs, but he had always ni. - - .de a distinction between Slate rights aud State sovereignty, and there he differed from niay. Mr. Carpenter's motion to strice out appropriations for maintaining prisons was rejected, yeas, 12: nays, 4:1. The amendment proposed by the Committee on Appropriations, inserting an appropriation of IrU.UUU for the salary ot the Consul General and diplomatic agent of the United States in Itou - inama. at Kccharest, was adopted, as were also other unimportant committee amendments. The bill was reported tn the Senate, and the amendments made in .committee of the whole agreed to, and the bill was read a third time and passed. The regular order, being the bill for the relief of Ben Holladay, was resumed, pending whica the Senate went Into exeontive session, and when the doors opened, adjourned until Monday. HOU3H. TIIE FI SHEET AW ABO. Washington - , Jan. 7. Mr. Springer offered a resolution calling on the Secretary of State for all Information In the State Department in reference to the Halifax fishery award of 5,500.000, paid by this government to Great Britain, and especially that relating to alleged fictitious statistics and perjured testimony imposed upon the arbitrators, and on which evidence the award was made. Also, whether the government has taken any steps to secure the 'verification of the recently published statement of Professor Hlld. ICR. KSWBESBT obtained unanimous consent to make some remarks on tbe subject. Ha charged distinctly the following facts, and he thought they were susceptible of clear proof: That fraudulent testimony and altered official documents had been brought before the commission: that cuoh alterations and - falsa testimony were made continuously by authorised agents of the British Government; that extraordinary precautions had been taken by the ag enta to prevent the discovery of the alterations by the United. States Government. The question, he continued, was a momentous one. The open charge was clear aa noonday, that In arbitration between two of the most civilized nations of the globe to settle a grave question of national right, false - and fraudulent testimony had been knowingly manufactured and produced by one party to the wrong of the other. He believed that the party in power in England at the present time had no nana in mis crime, tnat it lelt tbe disgrace bronght apon its government, and that it would willingly reopen the whole subject. If the British Government did not atone for this wrong. England wonld again have earned the epithet of f'Perfldioua Albion." Ue asked leave to offer for ref erenoe to the Committee on - Foreign. Affair a resolution reciting the allegation that, before the so - called fishery award commission, in Halifax In November. 1877, false, fraudulent, simulated, and altered official documents and statis tics were offered and prodaoed in order to procure an illegal award, ail of which false and fraudulent evidence waa well known to, and procured designedly and with corrupt intent by, the agents and officers of the British Govern ment It further recites that this state ot facta has long since been brought to the notice of the English Commissioner and the British Government, whe have all declined to take any steps toward an Investigation, and that it is believed that tbe promoters of this great national wrong, thougn known, have been rewarded by the brlt - tsh Government, and, in oonelnsion, provides for the appointment of a special committee to investigate the subject, int. mtD objected to the reference of the resolution. MB. HAWLIT said he more than doubted the wisdom of the language mads use of to - dsy. The Unltad States government and the British Oovernmeat Had submitted a grave question to International arbitration, to. th eternal honor of both people. Tne award had been made against Great Britain at Geneva, and it had paid it like a man. The Canadian fishery award bad been made against the United State Government, and it had paid it Ilka a man. It was alleged in the pnblio journals there had been grossly fraudulent testimony given in that case. He was willing to preserve the policy which. would be pursnud between gentlemen. He would wait until tho gentleman had time to see whether he had not himself been imposed on. Out of courtesy for the British Government It should be taken for granted that fraud had been committed on It first, then on tbe United States Government. He had no doubt that the British Government would, if it found that fraud had been committed, ask that tbe question should be reopened. He thought the matter could safely res in the hands of the Secretary of State. Mr. Newberry The British Government and oniclals have bad notice of this for probably two yeara Springer's resolution was then referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the subject dropped. , The House went Into committee of the whole, Blmontoo ia the chair, on the private calendar. The committee rose, and the following bills were passed by tbe House: To confirm the title to certain lands In the State of Ohio; and tbe Senate bill for the relief of Winnebago Indians In Wisconsin. Adjourned. THE BUSINESS WORLD. BKEAJJSTTJFFS. LTVXEPOOL. Special Telegram to The Inter Ocean. Kivr Yobk, Jan. 7. A special from Liverpool Bays: The leading grain circular says: The wheat markets, though steady, are unimproved. Cargoes off coast and for arrival are difficult to sell, even at the spot concession. Since Tuesday wheat and corn have been firmly held Business was moderate to - day. Wheat was in limited demand at Tuesday's prices. For flour there was a better Inquiry at full rates. Corn waa n Improved request and advanced d."' NEW TOBK. Special Teletrram to Th Inter Ocean. New Yolk. Jan. 7. The whoat market was I t better, with a moderate business for export, and fairly active trade on speculative account. Transactions for export were mainly in ungraded and No. 'Z spring and No. 2 winter red, closing about steady at a shade under the extreme quotations. Sales: 1,2111,000 bu futures and 2,745 bn cash (nearly ail the cash wheat for export), including - Ij.OOO bu ungraded spring at $l.ll(rtl.l'2; 1S',000 bu No. 2 Chicago on private terms, 2,000 bu steamer No. 3 red at $1. lO. 'J.iOO bu No. 3 red $Lllia((tl.l 5; 81,000 bu No. 2 red at $1. 10'to.cLlS (Inside price for three loads in store), 800 bu No. 1 red at fL24(3LS3; 15,000 bu ungraded white at $1. 13(41. 1C; SOO buNo. 2 whito at $1.14, 43.OO0 bu No. 1 white at Sfl.15t.yrrL 10; No. 2 red, January, $1. 1J34Y5 1.17I4, ciosing at$l. 17(i L l"1 - ; do February, $1. lWi 1. lllLj, closing at $l.iyV, do March, $1.2014 1.21 14, closing at $1.21 Oil .21 14; do May, l1.21fl.21a. closing at $1.21V. do April, jfLyjU; No. 1 whit, January, $1. 1434(j?L15Vi, closing at $1.1514: do February. $1. lb I. l;;i. cioimr at 1. lUWa 1. l;s4; do March, irl. 17 - i; 1. IhLj, closing at $1. lbc - tl. I?; do .day. 1. i((Ci. n'4, closing at sjsi. 1H('4 l.l.sij. Corn Market ViSo better; more doing for export. and fair home trade dcinand? active business on speculative account; sales, 32S.OOO bu future, l.V.I.OiHJ bu cash, including unirraded Western mixed at 53ut5tic;No. 3, 53(i 53 i - c (abont 20,000 bu of tiiigrade was taken for - xport mainly at 5;i(rf531 - jcl ; old and new No. 2, 5t;." bu taken for export at 50 Lc, In Kton - and arlout; steamer mixed, 5414c: No. 2 white. 57c; new No. 2. 55Af35i.jc; No. 2. January, 5534tf 5t!wc.J closing at - SOtc; cio, February. 5( - V'f Jtic, closing at Sde; do, March,.Vl - V.57c, closing at 37ca,37 Jc; do. May, &4'B(a05c. closing at 55c Mawit'KE. Special TeleTTim to The Inter Ocein. Milwaukee. Wis., Jua. 7. There was a weakness iu wheat thi morning, after first transactions in February, which were at D7 Ljo and !t7s tbe market rallying somewhat Dcforo noon. By the time 'Change opened the demand was verv good; February sold at imV - fiW - V; and March at l3 V' l'!Ljc, closing at outside on both. A quite fair'biisiness was done on cash account: No. 2 hard sold at $1.0Hr I.OIV. No. 2 at 0714' !'7lj. aud some in special bin at $LOOLC No. 3 receipts sold at 83r04c, as to tlie house in which it was stored. At the late board offerings beeamo so pressing that February receded to 1734 c. and March met no favor from buyers. Either large or small 1 its oould have been obtained at the close at iixo. There was no trading in cash wheatt February closed at 174 a PBOVTSIONa NEW TOBK. Special Telegram to Tbe Inter Ocean. Nkw Yobk, Jan. 7. Pork In better demand for export at steady prices; sales of 025 brls old mess for export at f 12.75i13, 125 brls new at $14, settling price $12.00; futures firmer but very quiet; February quoted at $13.75(714; March, $13.90(314; and April, $13.70itl4. Beef in moderate request at full late prices; plain mesa. $8.50; extra do, $9.50; city extra India mesa, $19,500 21; family mess, $13(913.25. Beef hams unchanged, with a moderate inquiry ; quoted at $17(17.50. Cut meats fairly active and firm; sales, 50.000 lbs pickled bellies, 12 and 10 lbs average, at 7y(t o; 300 brls pickled shoulders at C'sc; pickled shoulders, 5&s; pickled hams, ?34riSVic; smoked hams, 81 $34c; smoked shoulders, Oloc; middles a shade stronger, with a fair demand; sales, IOO boxes short clear at S7.65; long clear, $7.25; short clear, S7.35; long and short clear, half and half, 7 7 - 16c. Dressed hogs about lower and weak; city heavy and light, Oi - KgOc: pigs, G; Western, OVsQ OUc. Lard Market advanced a trifle, bnt closed with scarcely so much strength; trade very moderate both for export ana speculation. XEW ORLEANS. N'ew Orleans, La., Jan. 7. Pork quiet and weak; old, $12.7513; new, $13.25. Lard steady; tierce, S'sfgOJac; keg, 9aa Bulk meats quiet; snoulders, loose, S&4.25; packed, $4.50; clear rib, loose 634o; packed, U787o; clear, 7!4o. Bacon quiet: shoulders, Oloc; clear rib. So - clear, SWabVia Hams, sugar - cured quiet and steady ; can - vased, 9Ht(gl0ia, crsrcTXSATT. Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 7. Posk dull and nominal at $13. Lard strong and higher at $M.00rr8.ti5r Bulk meats in fair demand; shoulders, 4ioo; clear rib, 7a Bacon quiet; clear rib, 734c; dear, So. - Baltimore. Baltimore, Hi, Jan. 7. Provisions dull but steady. Mesa pork, $12.2512.5U Bulk JJieata Loose shoulders and clear rib Bides, none offering; do packed, 67 840. Bacon Shoulders, tic; clear rib sides, bo. Hams, yfilOa. . Lard Kenned, UI40. ST. LOUTH. - 8t. Louis, Ma, Jan. 7. Pork stronger and slow at $12.75 asked cash and January, $12.70 bid February. Dry Bait meats held higher, $4,50, $(1.00, $0.80 asked longs, and shorts active at $a.72iy&75. Bacon alow and unchanged. Lard better at $8.45!i50l. OCSA1T PREIOHTS. . B0BTXE8S BXOV. '. - ;' : ' - . Special Telegram to The Inter Ocean. New Yokx, Jan. 7. All rates war about steady, and business remained alow. To Liverpool by Steam 10,000 bushels grain at 613d; 2,0O0halea cotton, through, 9 - 32d; 1.O0O bales cotton, through, at 20aa22 6d: 2,500 boxes cheeae at 32 Odj 100 tons t measurement goods at 2Os022s OcL To London by bteam 48.O0O bushels grata at 7 8d. ; - - ' - ' ; . ; - . - ' ; . WALL STOCKS. : - l . pedal Tasegram toTha In tar Oeaaa. V New Toss, Jan, 7. The stock market waa characterized by strength and activity throughout almost the entire day. and with the exception of a very brief period of depression at tho first board the general tendency was tn the direction ot a higher range tn valuea The highest prices of the day were generally current in final sales, and tbe market closed strong at an' advance, compared with the closing quotations yesterday, ranging from I3 td 33g per cent, the latter In Western Union. The coal" shares. Central Paeifio, Hannibal and St Joseph, Union Pacific, Denver and Bio Grande, and Indiana, Blooinlngton and Western were also prominent "in tbe upward movement. Panama sold np to 219Va oa against 212 the last previous sale. The official earnings of the Union Faciflo Boad for 1880 are $25.494,000 increase on 1879, $4,884,000; but this Includes the accession of traffic from the Kansas Paeifio and Denver Pacific, consolidated as part of the Union Paeifio system last summer. The earnings ot the Chicago and Alton Railway Company for the fourth week in December last were $110,041, against $125. - 557 the year before, a decrease of $15,015. 1 uo earnings ior tue wnole month were $553,503, airainst $553,014, a comparative increase ui sj - tiv. It is said a dividend of 3 per cent will be declared on June preferred in Jaarch. SET OOOD3. new yonx. New Yoex, Jan. 7. Business continues quiet with packing houses, and the Jobbing trade Is a nil. Cotton goods quiet and firm. Light prints more sought for by early buyers, and ginghams, lawns, and piques in moderate demand Mens wear woolens quiet, but prices steady. COTTON. 1 New Yobk, Jan. 7. Following is the weekly cotton statement: Bales Ket receipts ataH C. S. ports darin tbsweek. 11 - - .'H Last v:r Tt tul rwii,ta at all V. S. ports to date Lat y - nr fciCMjrt frvjia all C. S. porta tur the weak... Last Tear .. l - KJ.'S"! ..a.V.L.iKsj ..3. - l.ool .. lti.,!!!! Si.lM!) Total Mtwra irom ail U.S. porta to date.... ..ItJPi.ood 1 - ast year ..i.7:S - '.isiO Sl.xi at all U. S. ports .. tr. - .i.(.M .. tiil.'X"! .. 177 .WSJ .. 4:i.inJ .. tV - '4.'") .. 8M.IKM .. 215.000 Last Tear 8txk at ail interior town iMt reir 8U"Ck at Liverpool Ijbnt T - T St.s oi American ad oat tor Ureal Britain.. Last vear Nkw Orlbaxs. Lx. Jan. 7. The statement of theNatioual Cotton F.xchansre. to be issued to - morrow, will show the total movement of cotton to delivery ports during the four months ending Deo. 31, 18SO. to be 3.447, - 109 bales; excess over last year. 312.017 bales; rail movement overland direct to 1 mills during the same time, 257.5M bales, a decrease compared with last vear ot 07, - :i - 13 hales. Northern mills have taken from all sources, S3!,717 bales, against 915,104 bales last year. The total amount of this year's crop handled at all ports and overland points crobsing. to Dec. 31, has been 3,730, - 517 bales, an increase over last year of 255, - 912 balea TVOOL. PH1LAL - r LP HI A. Philadelphia, l'a., Jan. 7. Wool quiet but Bueaav ; cjlio, 1'euusyivauia, ana t - si, ir - ginia double extra and above, 4(g50c; extra. 47tjer49o; medium, RO(c251c; coarse, 43c; New Tork. Michigan, Indiana and Western fine, 43tf43c; medium, 49(530c; coarse, - 50,c 13c; waaed combing unci delaine, - 55c; unwashed do, 34g3sc; pulled, 37(j42c. BOSTON. EosTosr, Jan. 7. Wool quiet; Ohio aud Pennsylvania, 47(t lsc; Wisconsin and Michigan, 42 Ht(: 14c ; combing and delaine, 48( 55c; puued, 37(a52c. GOLD. London, Jan. 7. The bullion withdrawn from the Bank of England on balance to - day was 38S.OO0, all for America. New l'otK. Jan. 7. The fiecning W says that over $t0.000,000 in coin was added during the vear to the stock of currency, 02.0O0.0Oo"of 16 being gold. Tbe steamshijis Silesia and Schiedam brought $300,000 In specie. RAILROADING. THE PASSEXGE2 TIE. A report Is current, and quite well based on truth, that the Wabash Itoad will, on Jan. 20, put an end to the Sop th western passenger war by ceasing to demand the $1 differential rate as soon as it enters its Twelfth street depot. ' If this report is true, the other interested roads will be glad to restore rates to reasonable figures. "he rate between Chicago and St. Louis would, under such circumstances, be about $5, while the Kansas City rate would not be far from $12. Kates will be made that will prevent the scalpers, who have long been waiting for a harvest, from reaping the fortune they expected when they invested in a large stoat of unlimited tickets. The Chicago and Alton Boad has reduction In Kan - has given a fresh been making - another sas City rates, which Impetus to the war. The following are the rates from Kansas City: LaFayerte, $3; Toledo, $5; Cincinnati. $0 ; Cleveland, $7.45; Boston. $18.75; Baltimore, $lt; St. Louis, $1; Fort Wavne, $7; Indianapolis. $3; Buffalo, $12; New York. $17. i 5; Pittsburg, $10; Philadelphia, $17; Chicago, $4. Similar rates were made some six weeks ago, bnt were withdrawn after a while. The Lock Island Boad sells tickets to Chicago from Kansas City for $1. a reduction of $ci. PHILADELPHIA, WILMI2.CJTOS AND BALTIMORE. The forty - third annual report of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Company has been issued, and is highly satisfactory to the stockholders. The earnings for the year ending Oct. 31, 1880, were as follows: Passenger receipt, $1,707, - 2 19. 20 ; freight, $1,339.309147; express, $70,000.07; mall, $58,257.43; rents, $28, - 257.73; local, $3,203,110.50. The expenditures were: Opera ting expenses, $1,811,589. - 02; taxes, $85,298.35; receipts, less operating expenses and taxes, $1,300,223. 13 ; interest, ground - rents, etc, paid or accrued, $219,934.22; leas dividend and interest received or accrued, $88,088.22; receipts, less operating expenses, taxes, and interest, $1,234,977. 13. Dividends wero paid 4 per cent, January, I88O, $402,910; 4 per cent, July, I88O, $463, 170; leaving a aurplus for tho year to the credit of revenue of $308. - 897. 13, of which was taken to renewal fund. $150,000; balance, $158,897. 1& Balance to credit of revenue. Oct. 3L, 1879, was $738.090. 1, chanred to revenue as fellows, via. : " Depredation D. and D. B. K. Co. account, $100,000; depreciation tug and barges Canton ferry. $24,185.57; depreciation of Wilmington Steamboat Line account, $15,0O0 deficiency, Delaware Railroad earnings to pay rent. $1,894.23; bad debts, $203. Balance to credit of revenue, Oct. 31, I88O, $750,244.49; add balance to credit of renewal fund, $lPP,003.5a Total surplus, Oct. 3L ltiSO, $55,908. OA the Pennsylvania's mail service. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company carries more tons of mail and serves more mall route than any railroad in the country. 80 enormous has this, service now become that it is contemplated by the General Post - office Department to begin, this month, a system of mail service on the road which will occupy independent trains; these to run from Now York to Washington, Chicago, 86. Louis, and San Francisco, the - mail matter thus carried to be of first class, and the distribution to be made on the cars to all points along the line of this company. - The service contemplated will organize a system of mall delivery each as haa never before been in operation in this or any other country. OX TDK TBACX. - 1 . Kr. A. If alpas, the popular Ticket .Agent ot tbe Central Paeifio Boad, at Kan Franoisco, yrW arrive here from tne West to - day via the Bock Island Boad. He ia taking an extended vacation, and will spend some time with his many friends here. - : . Considerable Interest Is shown In the ex periment about to be tried by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Boad in placing a state - room car on its line between Here and Omaha The car will be subdivided into - state - rooms, and will cost about $15,000. , It will be a novelty. Aerjannounced la these columns some time ago, tbe Baltimore and Ohio Boad ia preparing to ran a number of dining cars on its line. On Tuesday one of the new cars will make an experimental trip from this city, and a number of gentlemen whose epicurean tastes are above reproach will be invited to partake of a little banquet. . MABBSW - OAt70 S08m ' 8k Locpy Mo,, Jan. 7. General Corse, ' President of the Toledo, Delphos and Bloom - ington Narrow - gauje Railroad, the Hon. Logan a. Boot, and Colonel B. Baer, of Arkansas; Colonel J. W. Paramore, President of the Ht. Louis and Texas Railway, and a ' number of capitalists of this city, have had a conference regarding the consolidation of all the narrow - gauare roads and their interests in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, .Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas, with a view to the construction of soontlnnous line - from Toledo to the Bio Grande. The proposition received ' great favor, and It wid be pushed forward . to completion at ai early a day as possible. DISSATISFIED HIRCiIANTS. Hpcis! Tefceram to The Inter Um Llxhabt, lad., Jan. 7. The manufacturers and business men of this city are in a bad state of mind financially. They Invested here, so thoy say. with the expectation ere long to get competition in railroad rates. Ihe restLt of yesterday's election puts hem in a bad way. There is one chance left. 'ihey can call another election, and they are confident that tho $34.tMK aid for the Cincinnati, Wabash and Michigan ltailway extension wiU be voted. The rauroaa company are now making arrangements to cut across from Warsaw to South Bend, and thence to Benton Harbor. This done, Elkhart rnav as well hang its fiddle up. Warsaw would be' the cen - ter of the road, and the shops would probably be buiit there. The portion of the road from Goshen to Warsaw would be used as a branch of minor importance. The company will not much longer fool with uncertainties. wiymi ax extension. aorri! TeWram to 1 he Inter Ocean. Shei.etville. I1L, Jan. 7. Great interest Is elicited in this section in the location aud building of the extension of the Lake Lrie Boad to Ht, Louis. Another large meeting was held in the Opera riouee in Areola today to take steps to raise $30,000. and get a right of way through Douglas County. The attorney of the road was present, and decided enthuslam prevails along the Una, The enterprise is one of great Interest to this part ot the State. YOUTHFUL MENDICANTS. . They Abound to a LVcfrre That Invites la terference. A form of mendicancy which has become noticeable on the streets of late is that of young lads generally from 7 to abont 15 or 10 years of age. They are most frequently met with in the business streets and around the entrances of places of amusement and restaurants. The man emerging from one of the latter resorts after a comfortable meal is not likely to refuse to lend a favorable ear to the young petitioner, and, as often as not, has neither the time nor the inclination to weigh carefully the justice of the demand on hu benevolence Ihe ladies are, during the afternoon, also the prey of these young beggars. They are naturally susceptible of a leeilag of sympathy for the youDg, and do their charitable work without questioning the worthiness of the boys. The general plea of these youngsters Is that "they want a nickel toward getting a bed for the night." One of that ilk informed The Inter Oceajt reporter that he had just arrived from Oswego, N. Y.. and hadn't eaten nothing for two days." His face did not bear out the assertion that he was an involuntary disciple of Dr. Tanner. The truth is that, as a general rule, these boys are importers, and, when otherwise, are sent out by parents or bosses who make an income from the work of the little fellows. Tne society which takes children under its humane protection should bunt up these people and bring them to book." No doubt the best thing to do with tnese small mendicants is to hand them over to the police and have them sent to one of the several institutions for waifs and vagrants. By this means the evil may be be leat checked and the apparent harshness of the proceeding result in saving the youth from growing up into adult cruue and save the boy from, being an expense to the State aud a disgrace to society. THE SAEKGcRFEST. The executive body of the Finance Committee for the next great Saengerfest met yesterday afternoon at the club - rooms of Quincy No. 9, northwest corner of Randolph and LaSalle streets, Geo. Schneider, Esq., In the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read by the Secretary, Adolph Fuerstenberg, Esq., and approved The by - laws fixed the mem bership of the executive at fifteen, but Win. Heinemann, Win. Vocke. Louis Sievera, and B. Baum were added, aa also ilr. Fred boui - iner,in place of John Buhler,who has become an ex - olhcio member by his election to the Treasure rshi p. Hermann Pomy and Ed Scholtse were appointed collectors. Wm. Floto and others dwelt upoq the de sirability, if not the necessity, of the participation of the American singing societies of Chicago in the festival, and Messrs. Schnei der, Vocke, and Floto were appointed a com lnittee to see Hans Balatka and the Committee on Masio and do all in their power to secure the desired end. H J. Christoph re signing his position as Financial Secretary, 1. . rorcn, Jr., ana wm. iiememann were elected in his steao. the constitution" order ing the election of two s secretaries. After , arranging some minor details the committee 1 adjourned for one week, ihe Committee on - Music met at the same place. Ma . Uihlein in the chair, and ar - rangea a plan wmcn it nopes wui prove acceptable to the American aocietioa A BAD SON. At 6 o'clock yesterday evening William Cooker, of No. 123 West Randolph street, driver of one of L C Pardee's wagons, left it standing for a few moments on the corner of Henry street and Blue Island avenue Returning he found that 1,600 cigars had been stolen from the wagon, and he soon after reported the loss at the Twelfth Street Station. Aboutan hour later a man called at the station and said his son, William Joyce, had stolen a quantity of cigars, and, as he did not want him to lead a crooked life, he requested that he be arrested and an effort ' made toward his reformation before too late. Abont 9 o'clock Officers McDe rmott and Bxennan entered a saloon on Bine Island avenue, where Joyce and another young man were playing pooL As soon as the young fellows saw the officers thev ran out the rear door and into the alley. Omcer UcDermott, in following them, fell and sprained his ankle badly, requiring his removal in the patrol wagon to his home. Officer Brennan chased Joyce closely, and tired three shots to scare him. The firing had no effect on Joyce, bnt after a long run the officer finally' captured mm. PECULIAR THEFT. - Last November a young man named Hen - nan Rlaurock entered - Mrs.' Elixa Robinson's rooms, at No. 1010 West Harrison street, and stole $S50 la United States bonds, It appears that lira Robinson had nailed a shingle to the underside of the top of a little table in her room, and between the two had concealed the bonds. Blaurock in some man. ner had become acquainted with the hiding - place ot the bonds, and supposing Mrs. Rob inson to be away from home, . abstracted them,' replacing1 the shingle Xrs. Robinson, however, witnessed the theft from another rnnm kntn. into silenC by the throat of Blaurock and his mother, who promised to return the stolen Donaa, Tbe bonds not being returned. Kra Robinson McDonald and complained to Detectives xuorpe, who arrestocA Blaurock at the Adams streets. Justioa Walloon ennnniud the case in SL200 bail for one - week. - , - inn uiwii and Fdward Lindlev were yesterday convicted of borclary in the Criminal t . . , - - ., n 1 . nr. wu ... 1 uoqiv ana iioiu u - - j - , " Idndlar te sUhtrrn months la the Pealtantlary.

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