Judge Jolinson, wlio audited the tariff commiesion bilis, saya the expenses do uot ruu up as high as those of the average eonUressiuual committee. Brady, ono of the principal defendmts ip the star route case, testiBed reeentlv, [n very plain Euglish, that Rerdell (the informar) was au unmitigated liar, and that poor Mr. Brady wasan innocent man, and had been cruelly wrongeri. The Washington citizcus' committee, whose efforis to break up the alliance between thieves and detect ives in that city have reeently met with so much Buccess, have adopted a resolution recommendingthe entirereorganizalion of the pólice forcé of the district. The resolution was sent to the district commissloners. At a meeting of the federation of trade and labor unions resolutions were adopted thanking the eitizens' committee for their cfforts to exposé and break up the combination of thieves and faithless officials by which the city has so long been plundered, aud recommendingthe organizatiou of a "general vigilance committee, composed exclusively cf persons engaged in honest and useful occupations, tor the purpose of pu rifying the character and reputatiou of this metropolis." R. P. Flower, an ex-representative of New York, has returned to the Treasury $458.50 the amount over-paid him on his salary. The rumor that the constitutionalily of the tariff act wil) be questioned is denied. The manufacturera as a class are uot affected by the new law, and the few industries that do suffer would not be uenefited by an appeal to the courts. it is rumored that Jolin W. Corning of Geneva, N. Y., at one time sorgeaut-at-arms of the legislftiure of New York, is tobe appointed ehief of the bureau of engraving and printing, Additional charges asrainst Supervising Architect HUI have beeñ liled at the treasury department and are now in the hands of Secretary Folger. Their nature is not yet made public, but it is taid on good authority that they relate to contráete and expenditures for the new governmeut building at Philadelphia. This matter is said to be assuming serious shape, and the charges reeently liled are uot iu the nature of a repetition of old otories. The President has appointed A. U. Wyrnan, ossistant treasurer of the United States, to be treasurer vice James Giliillan whose resignation has been accepted, to take effect the first prox. Mr. Wyman will secure his bond and aualify by that date. The bond of the treasürer is $"150,000 and must be approved by the secretary of the treasury before he can qualiíy. It will also b;e necessary for the secretary to appoint a committee to verify the treasury" balance of Maren 31 so the funds may be transferred to the new iucumbent for oi)ening business on the lst próximo, when he will assume the duties of his office. The selection of assistant treasurer, which office willbe made vacant by thL promotion of Mr. Wymau, will depend entirely upon the wishes of the uew treasurer. It is pretty well settled that the appointment will be made from the treapurer'e office. Jones, the vindicüve crank, who failed ;o bit Guiteau, has iust boen arraigned In the iriminal court at Washington. The wheels of lustice turu elowly. Judge Wilson S. Hoover, associate ustice óf the supreme court of Arizona, has been suspended by President Arthur. He is charged with aceepting bribes. Seoretary Chaadler has sent a cablegram to Lieut. llarber through Minister Hunt, authorizing him to continue the eearch for Lieut. Chipp and bis party daring the coming surnraer if hc thought advisable. The Cliippewa Indians from Red Lake agency, Minnesota, exprese themselves higlily gratiüed with tlieir conference with Coministioner Pricc. The comrnissioner has arranged to f urnish them with additional f arming implements, oxen, aad wagons. The case of William C. Walsh, Corumissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas, against Wüliam "Preston, argumeDt of which bas been concluded in the Supreme Court of the United States, is a suit whicb involves the title to uearly 3,000 square miles of land within the limits of what is known as "Mercer's Colony," situated in tlie State of Texas, betwecn tbe present city of Dallas and the Indiau Territory, along the head watera of Red and Triuity Rivers. William Pre6ton,the appellee, who representa a joint stock company known as the Texas Asaociation," claims the lands under a contract made in 1S44 between the Republie of Texa9 and one Charles Fenton Mercer, and he seeks to restraiu the Land Commissioner from issuing certiftcateo for these lands as if they were a part of the public domaln. The Commiesioner on the other hand, maintains that he is acting in the line of bis rightful ofiicial powers, foi the reason that the lands have been reannexed by competent authority to the public domain. The clerical forcé in the bureau of engraving and printing will be reduced because of the decresse of orders for revenue stamjis. The sectretary of the treasury has inetructed customs collectors that duties should be assesscd upon the full invoice value of merchandise covcred by the invoice. Indian Agent Tufts of Muscogee, Indian territory bas telegraphed the commissioner of Iudian affairs that uniese troops are sent to Union agency at once there is great dauger of a fight 'between opposing factions of the Creek Indiana. Tlie war department bas been advised of the impending danger. The l!fe-saving authorities aro meet iug witb great dilliculty iu securiug voluntcer erews on the lakes, in con6equence of the interpretation reeentij placed ou the law making appropriatious for that service )y the treasury departmüm. Aecordlng to a recent decisiou vofunteeiL uannot be paid except ior service rendered iu actual cases oí marine disaster, and the saviug of human lif e by them is not considered to entitlc them to remuneration. More than a year ago the New Orleans and Pacific railway compauy applied to the seeretary of the interior for a transfer to itself of land grauted to the New ürleans, Baton Rouge and Vieksburg railroad company by act of congrcss, approved March 3, 1871, presenting at the same time satisf actory proofs of the transfer as betwecn the two companics. The secretary bas just rendered a decisiou, approyed by the PrcsfÜent, favorable to the eompauy. About $191,500 in silver dollars were is6ued f rom the United States mine for the week ending March 17. President Artliur receivcd a lettel from Berlin a few days ago, euclosing a con tribulion of 1,000 marks for nood sufferers in this country. Secrotary Teller has sent a roquest to the secretary of war to detail a military guard to protect the YellowBtone park properfy. The request will be complied with. The charges against Architect Hil will not be investigated for some time. Ex congressman Mureh say6 the charges are al welF-foundcd, and can be easily proven. Among the subscriptions recently re eeived by Treasurer Gilfillan for the Garfiel memorial hospital are the foliowing: Kin George of Tonga, through Dr. Canisus, l'iiilr States consul, Samoa islands, $250; H. C. Mars ton, United States consul, Malaga, Spain $144 ; Hugh II. Hamilton, United States con sul, Tenerüle, Í200. Tobacco men aro very much agitatef over the omission ofthewords "or dealers after the word "manufacturers'1 in the latte part of one of the provisions of the new tariff law. Officials state that th omission is purcly accidental. Strippct of incidental matters not nccessary to an un derstanding of the point, the proviso reads "Provided that ou all unbroken factory pac] ages held by mauufaeturers or dealere ther síiall be allowed a rebate of the full amount o the reductiou, and such rebate to manufaetu er6 may be paid In stamps nt the reduced rate. [t is plaiu that if eongress authorizes the remte to the dealers as well as manufaeturers it certainly iutended that dealers as well as manjfacturers hou ld haye the privilege of receivng their rebate In sfamps. The seeond quesion propounded by Gen. Raum was whether n the absence of a direct appropriatlon by congress the drawback can be pald if statnps are declined. The comptroller is not prepared o express an opinión on that question. Tobacco men appear to be greatly exasperated over these defecte in the revenue law. They are making earnest appeals to the revenue department tor a Bpeedy settleraent of the above questlons. OTHKR LANDS. VValsli, the man recently arrested at iavre, is coming to America. Count De Lesseps has gone to Tunis o superintend the survey in Eis planto convert the Sahara into an inland sea. It is intended to reduce railway rates o enable growers of wheat in India to compete on more equal terms with American producers. Bismarck has written the bundesrath recommending, to prevent evasion of the law, that hog products be only admitted Into the country on attested proof that they are not rom America. A decree has been gazetted prohibiting the importation of American hog products, including sides of bacon and sausagrs. Che decree goes into forcé a mouth after its romulgation. The a6sent of the reichstag is not requisite. The semi-offlcial piess represents the measure as a purely sanitary one. liberáis denounce it as proteetive in its charaeter. In the House of Commons a few days ago l'arnell brought up hls bill amending tno and act, declaring that agltation in Ireland would continue to increase until the act was amended. Mr. Qladstone replied in strong anguage, deDouncing Mr. Parnell's statement uhat the courts imposed rack rentó. He insisted that tenants weve willing to pay the rents ixed uy the courts. lie Eoped Air. Parnell would give the assurance that the new crusade would be conducted in a strictly legal manner. [t would be in violation of the duty of the govarnment to demand further sacriüces from andlords. When Parnelll's amendment was rat to vote it was defeated by a vote of 63 ayes ;o 250 noes. Parnellites regard Gladstone's speech as very satisfactory, and believe it is calculated to assist in promoting an appeal to America lor f resh funda. Catholic clergy in county Mayo, Ireand, charge the government with neglect of distressed people. AU foreigners implicated in the late riots will be expelled from France on the completion of their sentence. James Mullett, another murder eonsplrator, has given information suflicient to cause the arrest of Egan when he returns, The Longfellow memorial statue in Westmiiaster abbey will Btand between the memorial niche of Chaucer and the bust of Dryden. A dynamite explosión oceurred in the ïovernment office at Westmlnster on the 15th fnst., destroying mueh property, and eausing the wildeit alarm. The prevailing opinión is that the explosión was the work of fenians, and several have been arrested on suspicion of being implicated in the affair. Investigaron proved the presence of phosphoröus in the body of GortBchakoff. Karl Marx, founder of the international workingmen's assoclatioo, died recently in Loudon. China has sent to the United States t2,355 to be placed to the credit of the Garfield memorial fund. Great excitement prevails ia London over the recent attempt to explode the government building. Investigation revealed a vesêel containing explosive materials in the cellar of the building. The government has offered a reward of L1,000 for the discovery of the authors of the explosión. Extra precautions have been taken to protect high officials. . Louis Michel, the leader among the Frenen socialista, has gone to Switzerland. Examination shows that the oase and contents of explosive materials used in the attempt to blow up the London Times office are exactly similar to those found after the recent explosión in Glasgow. It is reported that the Chinese government is making it very unpleasant for Americans residing and doing business in the "flowery kingdom." Is this unwise action on the part of the Chineso in the nature of rc.taliation! In consequence of the late disturbances, the pólice forcé of London has been increascd by 1,000 men and the detective force doubled. The only serious symptoms in France lately of sociallstic ac :ivity has been an attempt to seduce soldiers stationed at Rheiras by throwing over the walls of their barracks placards giving directions for blowing up pnblic buildings. Nfne persons engaged therein have been arrested. Five cars oí a freight train on the Canada Pacific railway left the rails on Rouge bridge, near Calumet station, Ont., and feil i0 feet to the river below, breakiug through the ice and going to the bottoro. The train hands eseaped. Loss $30,000. The Most Rev. John MacEvilly, arehbl8hop of Quam, replying to Earl Spencer, lord lieutenant, on behalf of the Cathollc bishops of Irelanil, writes that the action of the goverument insisting on extendlng relief to distres6ed people through the workhouse is an outrage on humanity and a covert system of extmninating the native race. C. O. Perrault of Montreal, consul o Franco and es-secretary of the East End battoir company, bas been arrested on a üarge of making false declarations to defraud Qïtoms. The f raud consiste in passing through lie Montreal custoins an iuvoice of two caroads of machinery marked "Fowler Brothers," nd purporting to be sold by the Amerian packing and provisión company to the rdcr of Fowler & Bros., Montreal. The inoiced value of the goods in reality, it Í9 aleged, for the Montreal abattoir company, was 11,111, while the real valué is claimed to be 12,075. The goods were subject to an ad va orem duty of 25 percent. Perrault states that ie acted throughout in the best of faith, and will be able to explain bis conduct satisfactorily. The blood-thirsty villians who have already wrought so much crime in Ireland, ïave capped the climax of an infamous record )y a deed incomparably cowardly and brutal. L,adv Florence Dlxie was attacked at Windsor on the 17th inst, by two men disguised in womcn's clothes. Her dreBS was cut with daggers n several places but she received no injury. Lady Florence was walking iu a secluded spot near the woods when the men asked her what jmc it was. Sho replied she had no watch and afterward notlced, though they wore women's clothes, their faces liad been phaved. Much alarmed, she 6tarted to walk away and was followed by the men, one of whom' seized her. She struggled to escape but seeing their daggers feil in a swoon. Lady Florence did not recover from her swoon for s everal hours, and it wasonly at intervals that the story could be elicited from her. The saving of her Ufe is attributed to her 8t. Bernard dog, which, it is supposed. protected her while she lay in the swoon. Lady Florence had no reason to suspect immediate danger, although she had been somewhat fearful since the receipt of letters about the land league. The last thing she remembers is one of the men pushiug a quantity of mud in her mouth. On her recovery she found both palme cut acress and her gloves severed. There were two dagger holes, two inches apart, in the right breast of her dress. A broad steel corset rib had been broken by the weapon, which had penetrated to the iuner liniug of her dress at the first' stroke. Lady Florence supposes that she uncousciously struggled with the men, assisted by her dog, untif the scoundrels were disturbed by a cari passing the woods. She receivf d threatentng letters while in Ireland recently. One of the men wore a green dress and a large hat with a vuil. Xo arret8 have been made. The pólice have a sllglit clue to the scoundrels. It is beHeved the men were bitten in the struggle. crime. Samuel Ruth, defaulting cashier oí the Washington savings bank, bas been indietsd by the grand jury ou four charges of forgery md seven charges of larceny. Dr. G. Schuchliardt, a physician of VVheeling, W.Va., wasmurdered by hisuephew. Kucnther Schnell, beeaii6e the former, will diu uot suit theyoungman. The murdorer made in attempt on his own life, but was prevented GENERAL ITEMS. Clarence Hite, one of the James gano;, recently pardoued by Gov. Crittenden o? Missouri, isdead. Dr. Bedlock, of Philadelphia, is negotiating for the purchase of several million icres of land in Mexico, whlch Bismarok wants to settle with Germán emigrante. The Massachusetts legislativo comnittee on the liquor law have reported a resoution providing for such an ameudment to the lonstitution that the manufacture and sale of utoxicating liquors in that state be prohibited. Mrs. Ellen Birruingham died inLouisrille, Ky., on the 16th inct aged 107 years. She vas a nativo of Tipperary, Ireland, and came x America 40 years ago. She has lived in L,oui6ville the past !2S years. She retained her faculties until four years ago, since whlch time ihe has been helpless. It is now pretty generally believed ;hat the high license biU reeently nassed by the Missouri legislature apphes to St. Louis, whieh s a free city, as well as to the couuties in the tate. Senator Downing, the author of the bill, ;ontends that it does and a number of prominent lawyers are of the same opinión. On the 17th inst. only six and a half 'eet of water remained to be pumped out of the ;hat time was coming f rom the place where the jodies lay, as it bore an insufferable stench, and the men "at the pumps were obliged oecasionaly to move away from its influence and get fresh air. From this it is surmised the bodies ire horribly decomposed. The Indians of Arizona are threaten;d with small-pox audstarvation. The Indians referred to are on the Colorado river agency, mü there is no fund availaWe from which the igent can purchase sujiplies for them. The :ommi86ioner of affairs has sugge6ted the use af means from some other appropriation, anO. isk eongress to reimburse the department at the next session. Lieut. Hunt and four of the crew of the Jeannette bailed from Havre for New York, on the 17th. Owing to a misuuderstanding of the terms of settlement the troublos of the Spriugfleld (111.) iron company with workmen, whicu were supposed to have been settled, have been renewed md it is impossible to teil what the outeome will be. While Mrs. Ann Roland of Bridgeport, Conn., was kneeling in front of a stove saying her prayers, a live coal feil on her clothing and set it on fire. She was shockingly hurned and died in a few hours. Her three daughter8 were badly bumed trying to extinguish the ilamcF. A look over the auditor's papers at the Massachusetts state house shows that Gov. Butler's praetice is not in keeping with his professions of economy. The vouchers show that the state is paying at the rate of $3,XX) for Gov. Butler's elerks and messengers, where his Republican predecessors reported only $2,300 a year. Gov. Long's expenditure from May, 1882, until his term expired, was at the rate of $1,100. For stealing a diploma and selling it a student of Bowdoin college has been linea $10 and co6ts, while the purchaser was held for reeoivina: stolen good6.