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THE DAILY RECPED-HNION.
MONDAY JASLAUY 3. 1881
LiST NIGHTS DISPATCHES TO THE RECORD
NATIONAL CAPITAL AFFAIRS.
The Question of the Vacant Secretatyshlp
of the" Navy.
PA._KV.._;R_ CMBM WEST BY BAIL.
Two Young Ladies Wrapped In the Flames
of Their Burning Ball Dresses,
. . . ...
MISCELLANEOUS FOREIGN NEWS ITEM?.
Meetings of Land Leaguers In Ireland
Etc ....Etc... Etc.
The Approaching Administration or Pres
New York, January 21.— The Tribune to
morrow will give prominence to the follow
editorial : The time teems fit for at least one
statement about the approaching Adminis
tration of President Garfield. It is not to be
used as a make-weight in the pending Sena
torial contests, whether in New York or else
where. We are fully authorized to say this,
and the words are entitled to their full signifi
cance. It is proper to say, further, tlat the
coming Administration will tee to it that men
from New York and other States who had
the courage at Chicago to obey the wishes of
their districts in balloting for President, and
who thus finally voted for Garfield, shall not
puffer for it nor lose by it. They will not
fail of * honorable recognition for their
independence, their courage, their res
olute pursuit of the policy they
believed best for the _ Republican
party and for the country. Gentlemen of
Albany, who are said to have been threatened
with .."different course at Washington, may
reassure themselves that the Administration
of President Garfield is to be an administra
tion for the whole Republican party. It will
foment no quarrels, it will most earnestly
seek the things that make for peace and for
the best interests of the party it represents ;
but it will not permit its friends to be perse
cuted for their friendship. Whoever has been
persuaded to doubt this may as well make
henceforth a declaration of independence
from the dictation of any authority save the
wishes of his con .tituents and his own con
victions of policy and right.
Washington Notes. from Our Own Cor
Washington', January 2d.— The discovery
that Secretary Ramsey's appointment as
temporary Secretary of the Navy for an ad
ditional ten days' time is illegal, has given
rise to a rumor that each of the other Cab
inet officers will similarly in turn be desig
nated to fill the position ; but it is not clear
that this would be admissible under the law,
and present indications point rather to the
appointment of some one to serve during the
remainder of President Hayes' term, with an
understanding that he will be reappointed by
President Garfield. It is learned that some
correspondence on this subject has recently
pa.sed between Hayes and Garfield, acd it is
not known upon whom, if any one, the choice
will fall. Meanwhile the names most prom
inently mentioned by current gossip are those
of ex-Senator Sargent of California, and Gen.
Wietham of Virginia.
The belief is gaining ground within the
last few days that the Mcl look bill, to place
General Grant upon the retired list of the
army, with the rank and retired pay of a full
General, will, .after aIL be favorably reported
and passed. Speaker Randall expresses him
self very decidedly in its favor, and a num
ber of prominent Southern members, includ
ing Alex. H. Stephens and General Joseph
Johnston, of Virginia, have also committed
themselves to its support. A similar feeling
prevails among Southern Senators, and as it
will in no way interfere with the rank of
General Sherman, be and his friends are also
satisfied to have it enacted.
Congressman Whiteaker, of Oregon, h_s
been confined to his room for a week past by
the effects of a severe cold, but is now con
Bnraors U.-gii.ding the New Administra
Chicago, January 2d.— The Times' Wash
ington special Bays : Blame has beed offered
the premier-hip of the new Administration,
and will accept it. He has said as much to
one or two intimate friends. Those who de
sire to know the policy of the coming Admin
tration can obtain it by a careful study of
Blame's attitude on prominent questions.
Charles Foster has been offered, and ac
cepted, the Secretaryship cf tbe Interior.
This statement comes from a gentleman in
high official place. >A : •;.;
Garfield has positively made up his mind
to offer the Secretaryship of the Treasury to
Levi P. Morton within a few days.
■It is pretty well settled that the Pacific
coast wiil lie given a representative in the
Cabinet. Congressman Horace Davis is
very favorably considered for the position of
Post ma. T.i -Ueneral. lt is said on < high
authority to be a question in Garfield's mind
whether to give the Postmaster- Generalship
or Attorney-Generalship to the Pacitic coast.
Sam Wilson, one of the most prominent
lawyers of San Francisco, is very urgently
poshed for the Attorney-Generalship. These
two j plans are under advisement. No de
cision has yet been reached.
Hayes learned that Morton was to be
taken into the administration, and tendered
him the Secretaryship of the Navy, which
Morton declined, on the ground that he did
not want to take the Navy Department just
at this time. ._'.'.
Garfield has made one request about the
New York appointments, which clearly indi
cates his position towards all. Colonel Shep
pard acquired prominence in New York pol
itics by fighting Conkling, and is an appli
cant for the appointment as District Attor
ney, to succeed Stewart L. Woodruff. Gar
field requested Hayes to appoint Sheppard.
Hayes has not been anxious to make these
anti-Conkling appointments. Kvarts has
been mainly instrumental in deciding upon
energetic action in these New York cases.
Blame is to be Premier of the coming Ad
ministration and ii any one thinks Conkling
will get very much from an administration
where Blame is the principal adviser, he must
be a very credulous child cf nature.
Don Piatt, one of Garfield's most intimate
friends, has an editorial in the Capitol upon
Lord Roscoe, which is the sensation of the
town, saying that God might have made a
more despicable wretch than Roscoe Conk
ling, but He never did; that if there was
ever a doubt before of Conkling's criminal
intercourse with the wife of Wm. Sprague,
' Conkling hastened to solve that doubt against
the poor lady. An Ohio official said to-day
that he knew Garfield shared the feeling of
indignation of the Ohio people over the fall
of Kate Chase.
An Old Landmark Destroyed by Fire.
New York, January 2d. — The Sun fur
nishes the following : The old landmark on
Mount St. Vincent, in the northeast portion
of Central Park, which for many years has
been used as a hotel and restaurant, was to
tally destroyed by fire to-day. So fierce were
the flames, and so quickly did they spread,
that the occupants bad barely time to escape
with their lives and a small amount of cloth
ing. The premises are extensive. The wooden
portion was used as a wayside hotel and
restaurant, and being very old burred like
tinder. In the rear was an art gallery or
museum built of brick. On the south side of
the art gallery was a fine hot-house, and on
the north stables and sheds. . Great difficulty
was. found in obtaining water. The
park hydrants wero covered with snow, and
invaluable time was lost in' finding them.
When found they were frozen up, and had to
be thawed out by steam. The large wooden
building was burned down to the foundation
stones, not even a charred piece of wood
being left standing. The inside of the art
gallery was completely gutted by tlie flames,
and only a pardon of the brick walls re
mained. The hot-house suffered principally
by the destruction of glass. The property be
longed to Central Park, and the loss | will
reach 5100,000 ; partially insured.
Proposed Narrow-Gauge Ballrcad.
St. Louis, January 2d.— Nearly a million
dollars has been raised by this city to aid in
the construction to St. Louis of the narrow
gauge railroad line which is now being built
from Texarkana to Maco, Texas, which it is
designed to ex-end from the former point to
Cairo, Illinois, then to connect with a nar
row-gauge road to j St. Louis. It is also in
tended to push' the road ' from Waco to the
Rio Grande, to connect with the Palmer-
Sullivan system, which is to be constructed
ti the City of Mexico under, the con_e3_.cn
lately obtained by Palmer, rf the Denver
and Rio Grande Railroad, from the Mexican
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lovernment. * It is also in contemplation to
1 tin lately build a narrow-gauge frem bt.
iouis or Cairo to New York, and thus have
continuous narrow-gauge line from the
.tter plica to the City of Mexico. A syndt- ,
ate his been formed in New York to carry I
nt this grand project, :.nd sufficient mon^.y
0 complete the road is said to hav3_e_*_eady
ieen raised. The lire between Cairo and
L'exarkana will be finished in '..he course of a
ear, as the work of cons .ruction will be
lushed from both ends. j// - ,-r
distressing Accident— Two Young Indies
St. Joseph (Mo.), January 2d.lnforma
,ion has reached here that a most distressing
md in all likelihood a fatal accident occurred
it Hamburg, some 70 miles north of here, on
N't' ".v Year's. Miss Kate Campbell, daughter
>f Colonel 0 .mpbell, of this city, was visiting
her friend, Florence Wood, daughter of a lead
ing merchant of Hamburg. The two ladies
had just finished dressing to attend a ball,
and as Miss Wood was crossing the room in
which they were waiting the arrival of their
escort, her dress flowing robe of Swiss
— touched the stove and instantly took
fire. She ran, and ia -ing Miss Campbell
the latter's dress ignited, and before assist
ance came Miss Wood was very badly burned
about the face, arms and body, and Miss
Campbell so severely injured that she cannot
survive. Her entire clothing, with the ex
ception of the corset and hose, was consumed,
and her body frightfully burned.
The t hrlstlancy Divorce Suit.
Washington, January 2d.— The deposi
tion of .-ml Giro, taken in New York in be
half of Mr. Christiancy in his suit for divorce,
was given to the press here to-night. He
testified that he was introduced to Mrs.
Christiancy by A. Ruise, a Peruvian banker.
on the voyage from Lima ; that he registered
her at the St. Nicholas Hotel, New York, as
Mrs. H. H. Wharton at her request ; that
she came to his room at the St. James Hotel
in this city, and there she yielded to his
wishes, after having diced her and a lady
friend at a restaurant. The counsel for de
fendant will move to strike out this last por
tion of the deposition when the Court meets,
owing to threats being made to Giro.
Hindoo Child Horn at New York.
Chicago, January. 2d.— The Inter-Ocean's
New VTork special says : Au7ustin Daly has
received an unexpected addition to his little
colony of Nauteh dancers and jugglers, who
arrived a few weeks ago from Hindoetan.
The addition was made at half-past 11
o'clock on New Year's evening, when
a baby was born, who hereafter will be
called Oomdat, to the twelve-year-old bride
of Abboolally. The birth of this boy must
become historical, from the fact that you
Aboolally, who weighs four pounds and tour
ounces, is the first Hindoo child born on
American soil. The mother and child ate
Family Kcunlon— Dangerous Illness.
Cleveland, January 2d.— General and
Mrs. Garfield attended a family reunion New
Year's at Solon, in this county, at the resi
deuce of Mrs. Mary Larabee, sister of Gen
eral Garfield. Sunday was spent at Solon.
General Charles B. Stuart, the eminent
civil engineer, is dangerously ill at the Forest
City House, in this city. There is little hope
of his recovery. His family has arrived, be
ing sent for.
Sitting Bull and -lis Indians.
Pi Cheek Agency (Montana), Decem
ber Sitting Bull remains in camp near
the mouth of Milk river. Major Il'.ge has
500 serviceable men here, and has received
explicit orders. Chief Gill has been informed
that he must surrender or be conquered, but
has not decided. One band of hostile?,
twenty lodges, came in Thursday. The rest
at a council to-day decided to surrender, and
proceed to Fort Buford. There are 2,000
Yanctoimais at the Agency.
Keene's Lost Goods.
New York, January 2d. — The Herald's
Newport (B. I.) special says : Keene called
at the police station this afternoon, for the
purpose of ascertaining if the report was true
that some of the valuables from his house
had been taken to that place fir keeping.
He was very much surprised to learn_ that
not any of the goods were in the possession of
- Fire and '.arrow Escape.
North Adams, January 21.— The Com
mercial House, corner of Sumner and Depot
streets, was destroyed by fire this morning.
Loss, $30,000; insurance, $15,000. About
thirty boarders were in the house, nearly all
of whom suffered losses of clothing, while
some who had furnished their rooms lost all
the furniture. The domestics, sleeping _on
the fourth floor, escaped in their night
clothing. The fire was caused by a boarder
smoking a pipe in bed.
Chicago, January 21.— wholesale and
cold-blooded murder ce.urred one mile south
of Otis, Ind., last Friday night. James Au
gustine and family have lived in that place
for many years. He was possessed of con
siderable property and generally had a good
deal of money in the house. During the af
ternoon Henry Augustine, a nephew of
James, came from Chicago to make them a
visit, and tried vainly to get them drunk
from a bottle which proves to have contained
poisoned whisky. About 11 o'clock at night
he got up from his bed, sought the bedroom
of James Augustine, and leveling a revolver
began firing. Mrs. Augustine was so badly
wounded that she died to-day. James
Augustine was shot in the breast, and will
probably die. Henry ran from the room
after firing several shot.. The sons, hearing
the firing, came down, and Christian
Augustine demanded of Henry, whom he
met in the kitchen, what it meant. Henry
replied with a bullet, which killed Christian
instantly. He gave a parting shot at the
younger brother James, which only made a
slight flesh wound, and then oily went to
his uncle's room and demanded admission,
assuring them he was all right and wanted
to help them. James, the son, got the re
volver from him, put him in the kitchen and
locked the door. Henry escaped barefoot
and hatless, and has not yet been captured.
Lynching will probably follow his capture.
The New York Legislature— In I ted States
Albany, January 21. — A majority of the
Legislature is now in the city, and th . hotels
are (pike lively with canvassing for the
Speakership. It is conceded that Sharp will
rec-ive the nomination of the caucus to-mor
row night, though Skinner will receive quite
a flattering vote. In canvassing the United
States Senatorship, there crops out quite fre
quently an anti-Conkling feeling, and al
though they would like to elect Skinner
Speaker, they fear they cannot do it. It is
positive that they will elect an anti Conkling
candidate as United States Senator. They
say they have votes of Assemblymen enough
pledged to secure this result in the joint bal
lot, when the votes of the anti-Conkling Sen
ators will be cast.
New York, January 21. The HeralJJt
Albany special says : A Wheeler boom for
the Senate has been started to-night by the
northern counties' men. Assemblyman Bren
nan, of Malone, leads the movement, and the
arrival of a large outside delegation of
Wheeler's friends from the north is promi.e>i
for Monday. The grounds on which Wheeler
is urged is that his nomination would be sub
stantially it compromise between two great
Republican factions. , His advocates hope to
hold the balance of power between them in
the caucus, and prophesy that their favorite
will be the second choice of both. They num
ber at present about a dozen Senators and
Another Fire at New Orleans— Supposed
New Orleans, January 2d. — A fire broke
out in Aaron Wolf's crockery store, corner of
Magazine and Common streets, destroying
the building and contents, valued at §75,000;
insurance, §55,000. This building was sepa
rated from Hansell's establishment on Maga
zine street, which was burned last night,
by double fire proof walls, and the opinion is
that the fire was not communicated, but like
that in Levy's store last night, was the work
of an incendiary. In April, 1878, a fire broke
out in Isidore Levy's crockery store similar
to tbat of last night, damaging the same
building and contents to the amount of $125,
--000. The fire from Wolf's building spread to
Joseph Levy's stationery store, to all of Han
sell's establishment on Common street, and
to J. H. Stott's oil and lamp store, involving
a further loss of §60,000 ; coveted by insur
aha, January Ist— The following
through passengers passed here on to-day's
train, leaving at 12:15 p. M., to arrive in
Sacramento January sth : F. H. Pattee, wife
and child, Boston ; H. K. Drake, New
York; Stuart Rice, St. Paul, Minn.; Frank
lin Haufoid, Tulare county, CaL; Robert
Frazer Chisholm, Glasgow, Scotland.
Omaha. January 2d. — Through passengers i
on to-day's train leaving at 12:15, to arrive in
Sacramento January OJi : John D.Clark,
Mrs. H. N. Clark, Jamestown ; A. A. West,
Oakland; Mrs. G. E. Nutt, Hawthorne, N. i
V.; H. Hubbard, Bethel, Conn.
Stripped of Patronage. ".-.
New York, January 2d.— The Sun says : i
The Kings County Charity ; Commissioners ;
yesterday organized under the new law, with
on "y three members — W. M. Shipman, C. J. \
Henry and James Ryan— and took possession ■
not only of all the county buildings, but also j
of the Kings County Penitentiary. The con- j
trol of all these institutions is cow in the '
hands of anti McLaughlin Democrats, acd '
Hugh McLaughlin has been stripped almost
bate of the patronage he possessed for many
Holi 1 In Danger.
Little Rock (Ark.), January 2 J.—
last nigbt a fire broke out in the laundry of
the Metropolitan Hotel, corner of Main and
Markam stre-j^ an ,i f or a me that fine
building , me^ doomed, but by the efforts of
the fire department the flames were extin
guish^, ; The damage " to . the ' building is
fcl ''<s.it. -' Quinn Brothers' dry goods establish
ment suffered a loss by fire and water and re
moval ; partly covered by insuranoe.
Thrown Irom the Track.
Fond DO Lac, January 2d.— accom
modation train on the Northwestern road was
thrown fiom the track near Milton Junction,
Wisconsin, yesterday, a passenger car going
down au embankment. Six persons were in
Telegraph Wire Leased.
Chicago, January 2d— New England
Associated Press has leased the Western
Union wire from I New York to Boston, and
employed operators for day and night service
at each city on the route.
A German Actress Cninpliiai'iitrd.
New Yobk, January 3 1— A. M.— About
100 musicians attached to the Thomas or
chestra, Gil-core's band and the orchestra cf
the Thalia Theatre, serenaded the famous
German actress Maria Geistinger at the Bel
videre Hotel, late last night. Geistinger ap
peared on the balcony and said: "I am
very thankf.ul for the great reception with
which you honor me. lam very glad to find
so far from home so many of my country
men, and I hope that you will give me an
opportunity to unite with you in honoring
German art in America." '
The Irish Trouble.
CORK, January 2d. — party of men have
visited th. house of a man named Daniels,
and shot him, inflicting . dangerous wounds.
The affair is supposed to be connected with
'■_ AAA'S LAND LEAGUE MEETINGS. ' ■ "»';■•**
Dublin, January 2d. — Land League
meeting was held to-day near Killarney, at
which 8,000 persons were present.
A monster Laud League meeting took place
at Bally Castle.
A collision is reported at Tuam between
soldiers and a crowd, during which stones
were freely thrown. _ , -Jf
London , January 2 J. — A dispatch from
Dublin states that in order not to come in
contact with the police, the meeting which
was called to take place at Drogheda on
Sunday, and which was prohibited, was held
there "Saturday. After Healy and Davitt
had made speeches, two magistrates sum
moned the Chairman to stop the meeting,
and the Riot Act was read. The people dis
persed quietly. Ten thousand persons were
Dublin, January 2d. — meeting which
was to have been held at Cloudalkin to-day
was prohibited, because the authorities had
reason to believe that it had been summoned
for the purpose of interfering with the due
administration of the law and a fair and im
partial trill of the traversers. A troop of
dragoons, a company of infantry and a large
force of police surrounded the platform to
prevent the meeting. i
At Kanlurk, althongh a large number of
people were present, no attempt was made to
hold a meeting.
.' THE LAND LEAGUERS' TBIAL.
London, January 2d. — The Land Leaguers
who are now on trial in Dublin are claiming
that eight of the jurymen are on their side,
and they openly boast that there will be no
conviction. This has been the opinion of
sensible people from the beginning,
OPPOSITION TO COEBCION.
I am told by parsons who are generally well
informed in political matters that the fourth
party, of which Lord Randolph Churchill is
the acknowledged leader, will join with the
P«rnelliteß in their opposition to coercion, if
by doing so they can see a chance of defeat
ing the Government. This seems strange, in
connection with Lord Salisbury's patronage
of the new party. The I.iinis'ry expect a
prolonged opposition to the coercion measure,
and are prepared to meet it. An urgent
whip has been sent out to all their support
ers, and they will doubtless present their full
strength when it comes to debate.
Found Dead In Uis Bed.
Madrid, January 2d. — Minister of
The Netherlands to Spain was found dead on
his bed this morning.
Communication Wholly Interrupted.
Durban, January 2d. — Communication
with the Transvaal is wholly interrupted.
The (.reek Question.
Paris, January 2d. — Despite the unfavor
able declaration of the Porte and Greece,
relative to arbitration, the Powers have not
abandoned the negotiations for a compromise
between the two countries.
; _* - Fighting Over Elections.
Rio Janeiro, January 2d. — During the
Senatorial elections in Cuava there was fight
ing between" the various factions. 'Thirty
five persona were murdered.
A Signal Success. "-'"
London, January 2d. — The Premier of the
Cape Government telegraphs on the 31st uit.
that the Colonails have gained a sign .1 suc
cess over the.Tombookieß, eighty rebels being
killed and 8,000 cattle and 5,000 sheep cap
Alleged Treaty Violation.
London, January 2d. A dispatch from
Constantinople _ays : The Porte is informed
that Greece is introducing arms on the main
land from Corfu and Santa Mauro in foreign
vessels. The Porte proposes to notify the
Powers of this violation of the treaties which
guarantee the perpetual neutrality of the
Garfield and the Germans.
London, January 2d. — A dispatch from
Berlin says : General Garfield has written
to the editor of the German Review, expressing
joy at the cordial relations which exist be
tween Germany and the United States.
There seems to be no real basis for the rumor
that Carl Schurz will be designated by Gen
eral Garfield to supersede Mr. White here.
The Dutchmen and the Rebellion.
London, January 2.1. — A Durban corre
spondent Bays : It is reported that if troops
are sect from England to fight the Boers,
the Dutchmen in the free States will make
common cause with the Boers.
- A Fresh Challenge.
Paris, January 2d. Slosson has sent a
fresh challenge to Vignaux to-night, for pub
lication in the ffauloit and Figaro.
Wearing Flannel to Improve the
Voice. -.-A scientific doctor at the East
advises all public singers to wear flannels,
as flannel improves the voice. It is a fact
that the wearing of flannels improves the
voice. We can tell, the moment we hear
a public singer sing the first note, whether
they have flannels on, or cotton or linen.
There is . something about the voice of a
singer in a cotton undergarment that is in
describable, but to the trained ear there is
no mistake. The cotton-singer's voice
seems to be cold and unfeeling, while the
voice of the flannel-singer has a warm,
cheerful sound that makes the listener per
spire. Another thin,' that has much to do
with singing is not generally appreciated
outside, of the profession. It is the corset.
A singer with a loose corset can sing
ordinary music, but when it comes to get
ting away up to the high notes, the corset
i has" to be tightened up. Corsets are made
especially for singers, with a spring which
| comes through the dress or yest — as sing
ers of both sexes wear them — so that when
it comes to singing high notes they can
touch a button and the corset is tightened
up about six holes, and the voice more
than warbles. But the wearing of flannels
is more important than corset". .
Gifts. — Among other pretty things for
! gifts are sofa cushions, with applique work
I and crewel embroidery ; , stripes for the
I center of easy-chairs, done in crewels and
j floss ; and baskets of various kinds scrap
! baskets, jewel baskets, wall pockets, toilet
i cases, hair receivers, and catch-alls. These
'■ are decorated with gay needle-work, and
j are of quaint design : one represents the
! old oaken bucket, while another is merely
I a small wooden - pail, but is painted by
j hand, and is trimmed with satin gathered
at the top to make it in basket shape.
Gilded baskets are very handsome in hex
| agon shapes, with felt lambrequins and gay
I tassels for trimmings. Pompons jof I silk
: are the newest trimmipi* for baskets, but
. tassels and silk acorns are still used. Let
j ter cases of satin; paper j racks of - ebony,"
[ whisk-broom cases embroidered, and pen
wipers, in ] fan and butterfly shapes Are
shown for small gifts.
j- An English Comedy Company.— is
not at all improbable that a compact and
! well organized English - comedy - company
j will visit America next "fall " season. The
I idea at present is that Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
j Kendall, John Hare, John Clayton, and
; seven or eight members of . the excellent
i St. - James' Company shall visit America
; and make their first appearance at Haver
! ly's Fifth Avenue Theater, New York,
j there to perform a round of % the plays in
i which these excellent artists have so often
i distinguished themselves. V. If no hitch oc
curs, ami ' mutual arrangements - can be
'. made, American j play-goers } have 'a : rare
j treat in store, for them ; and I doubt not
; that such a company will ! create as much
; excitement in New York as the company
; of the Comedie Francaise did in London. —
. [The Theater, London."^^^^!^^^^'
PACIFIC SLOPE NEWS.
[DISPATCHES OF SATURDAY AXD SUNDAY.
Failure of a Watsonville Firm. ,
Watsonville, January Ist. — The largest
attachment ever served in this county was
cne for §30,000 served on A. Lewis & Co., of
this city, yesterday. Levi Stray.?, of San
Francisco, is the attaching creditor. Lewis'
failure grows out of the panic that attended I
the suspension of the Bank of Calif,, |
Lewis had a brother who would have been j
crippled by that failure, and he lifted §120,
--000 of his brother's liabilities. It is this load
which has at last proven too much for him.
It is hoped that by Monday or Tuesday a
compromise may be effected, and he be en
abled to continue in business. ..
"Axing" a Man for Fifty Cents.
Watsonville, January Ist. — A man by
the name of James Harvey was brought to
this place this morning from the mountains
above here probably mortally wounded. He i
states that lie was chopped with an ax by a
man named Vincent Sasu, because he refused
to pay fifty cents claimed by Sasu.
Santa Cbuz, January Ist —The men who
have been working night and day to clear the
South Pacific Coa3t Railroad tiack between
Santa Cruz and Felton have been unable as
yet to clear the track, and no trains have
come through since Christmas.
Jy Dispute Over a Bailroad Subsidy.
Santa Cruz. January Ist. — Tha Board of
Supervisors met yesterday to decide whether
or not to order the County Treasurer to pay
the interest on the county bonds, which
amount to about $114,000, issued in aid of the
Santa Cruz Railroad. The impression pre
vails that under the decision of the Supreme
Court all the bands are illegal, and tha Su
pervisors will probably refuse to pay any
more interest. Yesterday the Board disc.v
ered th»t Assemblyman-elect Cunningham's
resignation, which had been accepted, was to
take effect on the 31st, while his successor had
been appointed, to the balance of the term
commencing January Ist. They accordingly
adjourned to meet Monday without action on
the bond question. .'.
San Francisco, January 2d.— Edward
Scott, foreman of No. 9 engine, shot Friday
night by Patrick Mohan, driver of - the
engine, died to-day. A charge of murder
has been booked against Mohan.
Fine Besldenre Burned.
San Jose, January 21. — A few minutes
before 3 o'clock this morning the handsome
residence of Captain Harry Rogers, formerly
the Bishop place, on the Alameda, half a
mile west of this city, with most of its con
tents, was destroyed by fire. The cause is
unknown. The loss is about §8,000; in
sured for §5,000. '
;t A fy Southern Paelilc Passengers.
Mojave, January " 2d. — The following
southern overland passengers passed Mojave
to-day, to arrive in San Francisco to-morrow :
L. B. Vanburk. J. C. Tale, W. J. Sisson, J.
H. Sissi n, G. T. Sisson. San Francisco ; J.
T. Whedon, H. C. Austin, Lan Angeles.
Stockton, January 2d. — A young man
named Roesch, who came from the Eaat with
Cole's circus, at one time a resident of San
Francisco, and who has for some time been
employed by the lessee of the Stockton
Theater, was found dead in his bed this af
ternoon. 'Ho had been complaining of ill
health for some time. He retired late last
nigbt. stating that he intended to sleep until
this afternoon. An inquest will be held to
Accidental Death Wonud.
Virginia, January Ist.— 8:30 this morn
ing, William White, a native of England,
aged 40 years, a miner on. the Divide, suicided
or accidentally cut hi) throat. He was seen
shaving, and next was seen lying down in a
pool of blood. He lived long enough to say
he did not do it purposely. The verdict of
the Coroner's jury was that be died of a
wound accidentally inflicted by himself. The
general opinion is it was suicide. He was
subject to fits, and could uot get employ
The Legislature— States Senator
Carson," January 2d. — The Legislature
meets t .-morrow. A caucus was held to
night. Fair is trying to beat Tom Wren out
of the Republican complimentary vote. Tne
Republicans are divided on Whitman, Wood
burn and Wren. A "movement is now on
foot which may result in another Senator
than Fair, who is already alarmed at his
prospects. His attempt to get a unanimous
vote will entirely fail.
: Passengers Passing Cariin.
Cablin, January 2d. — The following pas
sengers passed Cariin to-day, to arrive in
Sacramento to-morrow : O. W. Jones, •W.
H. Jones, Grand Rapids, Mich.; A. Johns
ton, New York ; Mrs. H. W. Hand and son,
Virginia City, Nev.; G. H. Si.son, wife and
four children, San Francisco ; James V.
Kelly, San Josa ; George S. Knapp, Chicago,
111.; Rev. Dr. Bloch and family, Sacramento ;
M. L. Avon and family, Denver, Col.; Geo.
H.Morton, Vallejo, CaL; L. Stettheimer,
Butte City, Montana; D. Benyhill, Colorado ;
Thomas Dougherty, Cheyenne : Dr. A. J.
Leffingwell, New York ; F. W. Nobby and
family, Oakland ; '01 emigrant passengers,
including 50 males, to arrive in Sacramento
January 4th. Ayy-yy
Astonishing Increase in Population nnd
Tucson, January Ist. The Tucson Star
this meriting publishes an exhibit of the
growth and progress of Pima county for the
year 1880. It shows a total bullion produc
tion of over §3,000,000, and claims this pro
duction will be more than trebled in 1881.
The population * has more than doubled ;
freight receipts were five times greater, than
the previous year ; 5,485 mining locations
were recorded, and 1,000 sales of mining prop
erty effected. The total rainfall for the year
is 4.99 inches. The city of Tucson has in
creased its population one-third. The amount
of freight delivered in Tucson during 1879
was 12,000,000 pounds, and during 1880 over
70,000,000 pounds. Property.has appreciated
in value sixty per cent.; the amount expend
ed in building and improvement was over
§400,000, of which .§50,000 was for railroad
building. The Southern Pacific Railroad
Company has laid 325 miles of track since
February Ist. The entire span of track
across Arizona from Yuma to New Mexico
is 339 miles. The total amount of bullion
produced in Arizona, as far as heard from,
including concentration receipts, over §7,
--500,000. All kinds of business throughout I
the Territory has increased in an astonishing
ratio during the year.
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Death -Open to Navigation— Damage Sus
tained. - A'-'/jASi
Portland, January 2d.— James Welsh,
the well-known trainer, died here last
evening at the St. Charles Hotel after a lin
gering illness. ". . .-'-,.
A. W. Kinney, a very prominent business
man of Salem, died at his home yesterday in
The upper Columbia is again open to navi
It is estimated that the recent sleet-storm
here has done more than $30,000 damage to
orchards. , One man living near the city sus
tains a loes of $5,000 alone. - — - .
*"";4-; i'f Death. -*- \i yzA
Seattle, January • 2d.— lrving Ballard,
Prosecuting Attorney of the Third Judiciil
District, died at his residence in this city at
9 o'clock this morning, of typhoid fever.
. .- ';' Delayed Hems from . Victor!
Victoria, December 29th.-^-The past week
has been one_ of alternate rain, , snow and
wind. . The wires are down north and south,
and communication .with the interior is sus
pended.-- • . -»;•,— -"' .---.- . ■■■,-, .
The Roman Catholic Church at Yale has
been robbed of all the sacred vessels.
"'. F. |M. Gisborne, Superintendent of Do
minion _ Telegraphs, has arrived to lay 'the
new cable. [ The Western Union lines within
the province will be turned over to the Do
minion Government to-morrow. *
. - A Chinese woman who has passed as a trance
medium among her people for some time was
thoroughly exposed by a local doctor the
other evening, who threw a tub of ice-cold
water over her, when she recovered instantly
and ran away. -;,. L
i -y. In Sir Robert Peel's • strong Government
; of 1841. there were three 'Scotchmen. -'At
one time .Scotland sent. Macauley, Camp
bell, Hume and Fox | Maule to . the House
of Commons, v Now, except • Mr. Glad
stone, the; only contingent- of political in
telligence which - Scotland, with its - domi
nant Liberalism,' contributed lat : the last
election . was ' Mr. Trevelyan, 11 rant Duff
and Dr. P lay fair.
SOME ASTONISHING MEMORIES.
I Of Fuller we are told " that he could
write verbatim another man's sermon after
hearing it once, and that he could do the
same with as many as 500 words in an un
known language after hearing them twice.
One day he undertook to walk from Temple
Bar to the furthest end of Chtapside and
to repeat on his return every sign on either
side of the way in the order of their occur
rence, a feat which he easily accomplished."
And what has lately been reported of the
Rev. Orlando Hyham, as an example of his
most distinctive faculty, "that his memory
was such that as he read Liddell and
Scott's Greek Dictionary he destroyed
the successive pages, content with
having mastered their contents," is
told of Bishop Bull, at the end of - a
masterly array of intellectual powers :
" And. as his reading was great, so his
memory was equally retentive. He never
kept any book of references of common
places, neither did he ever need any ;" tho
writer adding that, "together with his
happy faculty he was blessed with another
that seldom accompanied it in the same
person, and that was an accurate and sound
judgment." Memory was in a past day
more systematically cultivated than with
us. People set themselves tasks. Thus
Thomas Cromwell, of the Reformation
period, as a traveling task, committed to
memory the whole of Erasmus' Paraphrase
on the New Testament. Bishop Sander
son could repeat "all the Odes of Horace,
all Tully's Offices, and much of Juvenal
and Persius without a book. Bacon al
ludes to receipts for its improvement,
as well as what herbs, in the popu
lar mind, tend to strengthen imper
fect memory, as onions, or beans, or
such vaporous food. Again, he writes,
"we find in the art of memory that im
ages visible work better than conceits" in
impressing things on the mind. A fact
which finds modern illustration in the case
of the Fifth Avenue Hotel waiter, who
daily receives 500 hats from chance persons
dining together in one room, and without
any system of arrangement promptly re
turns each hat to its owner, explaining that
he forms a mental picture of the wearer's
face inside the hat, and that on looking
into the hat its owner is instantly brought
before him. Again, to recur to Bacon's
speculations, he finds that " hasty speech
confounds memory." Again — as writing
makes an exact man, — "if a man writes
little he had need of a great memory."
And he criticises the exercises used in the
universities as making. too great a divorce
between invention and memory in the cul
tivation of both faculties.
MIND WHAT YOU SAY.
It is always well to avoid saying every
thing that is improper, especially so before
children. And here parents, as well as
others, are often at fault. Children have
as many cars as grown persons, and they
are generally more attentive to what is
said before them. What they hear they
are very apt to repeat, and as they have
not discretion and knowledge of the world
enough to disguise anything, it is generally
found that "children and fools speak the
See that little boy's eyes glisten while
you are speaking in language you would
not wish to have repeatsd. He does not
fully understand what you mean, but he
will remember every word ; and it will be
strange if he does not cause you to blush
by its repetition.
A gentleman was in the habit of calling
at a neighbor's house and the lady had al
ways expressed to him great pleasure from
his call. One day just after she had ex
pressed to him as usual her happiness from
his visit, her little boy entered the room.
The gentleman took him on his knee, and
asked: "Are you not glad to sec me,
" No, sir," replied the boy.
"Why ?" asked the surprised visitor.
"Because mother don't want you to
come," said George.
"Indeed! How do you know that,
Here the mother was crimson and looked
daggers at the little son. But he saw
nothing, and therefore replied, " Because
she said yesterday she wished that old
bore would not call here again."
That was enough. The gentleman's hat
was soon in requisition, and he left with
the impression that "great is the truth and
it will prevail." '-V =■_,"-' , J-Aa
Another child looked sharply in the face
of a visitor, and being asked what she
meant by it, replied :
"I wanted to sec whether you had a
drop in your eye ; I heard mother say you
A boy once asked one of his father's
guests who lived next door to him, and
when he heard his came, he asked if he
was not a fool.
"No, my little friend," replied the
guest, "he is not a fool, but a very sensible
man. But why did you ask that ques
"Because," replied the boy, "mother
said the other day that you were next door
to a fool, and I wanted to know who lived
next door to you." _.."-. '
HOW MR. SLINGER WON A SEW BIBLE.
Two young preachers, rivals in the min
isterial profession, met on the street yes
terday, when Mr. Siinger, the Methodist,
remarked to Mr. Billings, the Baptist :
"Good morning, Brother Billings, how
do you feel since your labor of Sunday ?"'
"First rate. I had a large audience, and
it makes me feel good to think that the
people are turning from their ways of
wickedness. There was a time in Little
Rock when, if a minister could group to
gether 100 people he waa doing well. Yes
terday I had 300, which, considering the
number of other churches, is remarkable.
I am sorry to learn that your church is not
getticg along well. "
"How do you know that my church is
not getting along well ?" asked Mr. Slinger.
"Oh, well, I hear so from authentic
sources." -■".- . . A. '
"That's all right," continued Mr.
Slinger ; "let them go for what it is worth.
It is, of course, inconsistent with our pro
fession to bet, but waiving for a moment
the requirements of our divine calling, 111
bet you a Bible that I had a larger congre
gation on Sunday than you did."
"The requirements of the divine calling
shall for the moment be waived. Notwith
standing the fact that I am a preacher I re
main a human being all the same, a_j,d do
not propose to be bull-ragged. Come on,
and put up your Bible."
The two preachers went in a book store,
selected Bibles, acd called up a deacon as
"Well," said Mr. Billings, "my con
gregation last Sunday numbered 300. I
know this to be a fact, for I hired the
sexton to count the people."
"My congregation was 500," remarked
Slinger, with a confident air. .. a
" Did you count 'em?"
"Well, how do you know ? Why, your
little church won't hold that many."
" That's all right. I had a congregation
of 500. Not a man got up and left. There
was not the slightest disturbance, and the
three women who were present behaved
',' Look a heah, whar did you preach?"
" I preached to the convicts in the peni
There is a new Bible on the stand at Mr.
Slinger's house. [Little Rock Gazette. ..'
Hissing. — Anyone ' can hiss, : and one
goose makes many. - Lamb relates how he
once saw Elliston sitting in state in the
green-room of the Olympic Theater, while
before him was brought for judgment,' on
complaint of the prompter, one of those
tawdry things that ( flirt |at the talils of
choruses, . the pertest little drab, a dirty
fringe and appendage of the lamp's smoke,
who, it seems, on disapprobation expressed
by a highly respectable audience, had pre
cipitately quitted her station on the boards
and withdrawn her small talents is disgust.
"And how dare you,' said " the : manager,
" how dare you, madam, without a notice,
withdraw; yourself from - your theatrical
duties?"; "I was hissed, sir." "And you
bave the presumption to decide upon the
taste of the town?'; "I don't know that, j
sir, but I will never stand to be hissed," was
the '7 rejoinder 7 of Young .. Confidence.
Then gathering up his features into a mass I
of .wonder, pity and expostulatory indigna- j
tion— in ', a . lesson never ,. to 1 have been ,
lost J ■'• upon ■'-" a ';"_ creature ': leas '■:■" for- ;
ward " than .- she A who - i stood ; before '
him his ;j. words were \ these: '.-." " They
have hissed me !" >; It *is . understood that .
this argument failed in its effect, for, after ;
all, a hiss is not to be in such wise excused i
or ' explained " away; its ; application is far j
too direct and personal. .'"-.' £-'
POLITICAL PREPARATION. AT THE NA
The . Contest for Supremacy — Conklin?
and Anti-Conkling Struggles—
Washington, December 24, 18S0.
General Grant's four days visit to Wash
ington has served to enliven the second
week of an ominously dull session. The
Democrats are so demoralized by their de
feat in October and November that they
are not even - interesting. Their " end
man," S. S. Cox, meditates going home
for the winter at the holidays. Tho debate
on the Electoral count was undoubtedly
resumed to maintain a show of consistency
with their last session's record. When
broached at that time it is well understood
to have been a preliminary toward seating
the Democratic candidate should the con
i test be a nearly even one. But when the
result declared itself so emphatically as to
leave no room for trickery, they fell back
on the Constitution and renewed the debate
on high national grounds. Another cause
they are conscientiously concerned in now
'is the j.-AJJjJiif AAsA'
REFORM of the civil service.
Many Democrats have crept i_._o office,
even in the executive departments, since
their party gained an ascendency in Con
gress. Speaker Randall's carriage, stand
ing in front of. the Treasury, always moves
some well-posted bystander to say, "There
goes another Pennsylvania Democrat into
office." Now, the forlorn hope of the out
going party is to keep all such in position
by the application of the Hayes theories
of civil service retention. The question is
often asked whether General Garfield will
be of the same stripe when he reaches his
high office. A Peuusylvanian — one of the
Cameron class —asked your correspondent
the question recently, adding, with refer
ence to both : " Some way I distrust these
taffy-haired politicians from Ohio." My
belief is that if Mr. Hayes had not made
the experiment he did, both with regard
to the recognition of the South and the
gratification of the civil service reformers,
General Garfield would be
THE VERY MAN
Most likely to do it. The philosophic cast
of mind, of which his is a type, is sure to
be a mind predisposed to take its bearings
from more than one standpoint, and in
Congress, while in the main a stalwart,
General Garfield was continually disap
pointing his stalwart friends by leaning
toward the opposition in a thousand minor
points. But with the experience of Mr.
Hayes before him, and with the necessity
he has perceived of stalwart men and
methods to carry on a successful campaign,
as exemplified last fall, the idea here is that
hia administration will start in with a pre
dominance of old-fashioned Republican
vigor. The truth is that, when it came to
facing a serious campaign, the Hayes
theories collapsed suddenly, and the
OOOD OLD PLANS
Were revived with more than their olden
vigor. Although the President himself
gave nothing to the campaign out of his
ample salary, declining three successive
times to do so, it is said Department em
ployes were taxed three per cent, of their
salaries where two per cent. had
been the limit heretofore, and in
some* Bureaus this even extended
to the female clerks. In New York
Chairman Jewell of the National Commit
tee was ignored by Mr. Conkling and his
friends, and both the Senator and General
Grant spoke in that State under the
auspices of the State Committee, and not
the National, receiving their appointments
at the hands of the former, under the
Chairmanship of General Arthur. At the
speech of Mr. Conkling at the great mass
meeting in New York, with which he sig
nalized his entry into the campaign, Chair
man Jewell was not even 'invited to be
present. Also, the latter had so little suc
cess in raising funds for the campaign, that
Congressman Levi P. Morton, of the bank
ing firm of Morton, Bliss & Co., was made
Chairman of the Finance Committee of the
canvass, and both by persuasion and ex
ample, made money flow into the yearning
coffers of the committee from the purses of
Now York's great business firms. Every
where Chairman Jewell has seemed a gilded
figure-head, except in the investiga
tion of the Morey letter fraud, at
which he is still diverting himself.
Mr. Conkling's tyrannous methods in his
State, against which so many good Repub
licans writhe in desperate if ineffectual re
bellion, must be condemned. With Cornell
in the gubernatorial chair, and all the
State patronage in his hands, including as
one enormous item the " canal " patronage
inhering in these 400 miles of Erie Canal,
Mr. Conkling is infinitely stronger than
in the days when he controlled the New-
York Custom-house, and he uses his power
like a silent, scheming despot. "Oh!
isn't he a Strathmore I" say lady friends
admiringly. It is a long time since the
redundant rhetoric and luxuriant villainy
of Ouida and her heroes palled upon my
taste ; but from "what I can remember of
the "swift and silent Strathmore,"
Roscoe Conkling could give him points on
the situation every time. It is manifest
that the Conkling interest intends to con
trol the successorship to Mr. Kernan in the
Senate; that. is to say, Mr. Conkling, and
not the sovereign State of New York, is
to nominate his colleague in the
HIGHEST PARLIAMENTARY BODY OF THE
Among the several men named for the po
sition, the one who felicitates himself that
he has the inside track is said to give as
his reason that Mrs. Kate Chase Sprague
favors his candidacy ! Could anything
indicate more lamentably the subservience
of the splendid Empire State to the very
love-affairs of her autocratic Senator ? The
Conkling power is phenomenal ; but the
true student of events has cause to
believe that it will collapse . by and
by like an egg-shell. A year ago Mr.
Conkling's face aud frame bore traces of
great mental suffering. Close observers
even believed that the wound was mortal
under which he writhed ; but he ia looking
much better this season, and has seemed
more defiant than ever in his personal re
lations to mankind. It is morally certain
that he will be in -the foreground as the
most difficult factor in the Garfield prob
lem of adjusting the conflicting elements of
his administration, especially if he this
winter secures the naming of his Senatorial
colleague. With the President, the
Governor of New York and her two Sen
ators in accord— all under the leadership of
Conkling — he will naturally demand
fer ' himself the distribution of the
entire Federal patronage in New
York. If President Garfield yields it,
it will be to the crucifying of the New
York men whose refusal at Chicago, and
before, to enroll themselves with ' the
Grant-Conkling phalanx, made Garfield's
nomination possible. If he refuses to
yield it, Mr. Conkling will sulk. II the
new President shall temporize, and pat in
his Cabinet some such non-committal man
as William A. Wheeler, which is not im
possible, Mr. Cockling will be no better
satisfied than with open disgrace.
THE STRUGGLE FOR SUPREMACY, 'ff
Therefore, between ' these - two men, ' the
President and the Autocrat, will .be
an interesting thing to watch toward"
the Ides of March next. It is
thought most - probable , that ■ Mr. Conk
ling - will request put . in ; the Cabinet,
as his contribution to the Administration,
Hon. Levi P. Morton, a man strong in
finance and a fine entertainer, but with no
salient points of a ■ kind ' to render him a '
dangerous antagonist to Conkling, should he I
become fired with a spirit of independence. j
General Garfield will be obliged to consult ',
the oracles of the j future no less than the
present, for it is conceded that he will seek
to be his own successor, and will shape his
policy to that end and ' what : vati :inator
can be ; found "_ able ' to predict truthfully
whether in four years ■ from now Conkling
may not be a discrowned I king in his own
realms and the other wing of the party ■
triumphant. These matters are not pro- '
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claimed on the housetops here, by any
means, but rather spoken in a whisper among
little knots of inside i parties to the fight.
It is further said that Mr. Conkling will
permit no man to be Speaker of the House
of Representatives whose views antagonize
his own, particularly no man from his own
State. ' The Speakership in power and
prerogative is really the second office in
the Government ; itcontrols adirect patron
age of $250,000 ayear, and indirectly a vastly
greater amount. The Vice- Presidency is
nothing compared to it unless the President
dies ; and for this reason : The Senate
is a continuous body, only one-third of its
members being changed each alternate year,
and its committees remain composed of the
same men, the new man slipping in at the
foot of his predecessor's committee. The
Vice-President in his function of Chairman
of the Senate, has no control over the
formation of these staid self-perpetuating
committees. It is only a change of party
administration, or the dropping out of old
leaders, that changes even the chairman
ships of the committees, and even then
it is not done by the presiding officer.
Henco the Vice President has little power
or patronage— the latter extending only
over the limited corps of employes in and
about the Senate Chamber. But in the
House of Representatives, in whose power
ful committees starts all legislation that
involves money, these committees can be
changed in their entire personnel every two
years, and the Speaker has ■
To do it, limited only by the percentage of
Republicans at d Democrats demanded
upon each committee by each party, in
proportion to their relative representation
in the Congress. If you reflect that we
are becoming the richest nation in the
world, and that this great popular branch
of Congress has the outlay of cur vast
revenues, you can infer the power and
responsibility that envelop the Speaker's
chair, like a shining nimbus. It is main
tained that Senator Conkling would
manipulate to have this high office pass
over into Western hands rather than to
have it filled by any New Yorker not sub
servient to his interests. Maine had it
twelve years. Pennsylvania of course has
it now ; but she has no Republican mem
ber strong enough to aspire successfully to
its inheritance, W. D. Kelley, of Phila
delphia, the longest in consecutive service j
of any member of the Hou3e coming the
nearest of his delegation to fill the bill. [
Maine, in the person of Sir. Frye, will
doubtless maks a fight for it, now that !
Eugene Hale is practically determined ]
on as Hannibal Hamlin's successor in the j
Senate, and Mr. Frye therefore in the j
lurch ; but Mr. Frye, while coming in the j
van of stalwart Republicans, lacks the ju
dicial traits to preside over a parliamentary
body. New York in her anti-Conkling
wing has better material, in present and
prospective service, for the Speakership,
than either of these two State 3, notably
the Hon. Frank Hiscock of the Syracuse
District. He would be an eminently
popular speaker, somewhat after the type of
Mr. Blame, in favor with both sides. He is
a man of great ability, an excellent lawyer
and a good parliamentarian. The good
temper and fairness of his arguments upon
the floor have commended him to Demo- |
crats and Republicans alike. He stands j
foremost at the New York bar among law- j
yers of middle age ; and in Congress is a i
power oh the Appropriations Committee. j
He is not a candidate for the Speakership
in the ordinary sense, but may come in as
Between other candidates possessing abont
evenly divided strength. I dwell on this
possibility, because although of the belief
that the Speakership might with more
safety to the body politic be left to the
region east of the Alleghanies. The middle
West is getting half drunken with power.
If the Mississippi valley States shall grasp
the Speakership, in addition to the other I
high trumps they hold, their arrogance will
laugh to scorn the equality of the States
under the Constitution. Of the Western
candidates named, however, Hon.
Omar D. Conger of Michigan has perhaps
the best chances, and is probably the safest
man. He is a consistent Protectionist, and
a thoroughly well-informed parliamenta- |
rian in the intricate code of the House of
Representatives, the like of which was
never seen elsewhere, either in the heavens
above or in the earth beneath. He is also
a veteran in the service of the House, and
his yellow, dyspeptic, sarcastic, but not
uneenial face, sharp, rasping voice, and
spike-tailed coat, are almost a part of the
palladium of our free institutions. There
is a very kindly feeling toward " old Con
ger,"in spite of his cumb.-tivetemperament. I
He can feel the pulse of that House [more j
accurately than any other Republican there, j
But, on the other hand, Senator Logan, j
who aspires to dominate Illinois somewhat i
as Conkling dominates New York, without
his gigantic brain-power, but with splen- j
did physical courage, is breathing out (po
litical) threatening and slaughter against I
any member of the Illinois delegation in '
the House who will vote for Mr. Conger as
Speaker, and he has some show of reason
for it. for after Geaeral Logan had put his
shoulder to the wheel and helped make an
Illinois brother of Mr. Conger a Judge in
the Courts, Mr. Conger came over into Il
linois, at the Chicago Convention, acd
made sundry blighting remarks about Sen
ator Logan in that sarcastic way of his
which may cost him the Speakership. It
is surmised that the clement over which
General Logan has influence, which, how
ever, does not embrace the strongest mem
bers of the Illinois delegation, combined
with the Conkling element, and added to
the preference of lowa, may possibly be
the means of handing over the Speaker
ship to John A. Kassoc, now our Minister
to Austria. He was a leading member of
the House in the former days of Republi
can supremacy, but waa defeated for the
Forty-fourth Congress at the time of the
Republican earthquake, the " section of
the day of judgment," that occurred in
the autumn of 1574. He came from Aus
tria this summer, long enough to run for
Congress again from his old district, and
nE IS A SLENDER, VIVACIOUS MAN,
As rapid in his movements as Schuyler
Colfax, the "lightning Speaker," as he is
sometimes called in recollection. He is
also a man of fine abilities in debate ; but
he has two disadvantages. He has a two
sided tariff record, and he is unknown to
the younger generation of members of the
House those who have grown up since
1874 to be a part of the pow
erful minority which has stood like
a gallant breastwork against the
encroachments of Democratic supremacy.
These men intend to have a very decided
voice in the selection of the Speaker, espe
cially those now closing their first term
and re-elected for their second, who have
sat in silent agonies, like new boys in a
school, unable to get the Speaker's atten
tion during the present term, for it is not
customary for the Speaker to " see " a new
man, no matter how conspicuously he may
rise in his seat to ask the attention of the
House. He must sit at the feet of the
Gamaliels until he has been here at least a
term and a half before he can expect much
recognition. It is undeniable in this House
that the young men have more talent than
the older ones, and they have a tacit or
ganization among themselves against voting
in any Speaker who will . not give
them a fair showing on the . important
committees and a chance to be
heard on the floor. This factor in the prob
lem, and the tariff question, are likely to
influence strongly the selection in December
next. : Still another factor, it is conceded,
and a very important one, will be the voice
of the press between now and then. There
being . no one member of overshadowing
talent as there was when General Garfield
was in the House, and there being a bevy
of lesser : aspirants than those I have
named, it seems likely to be everybody's
race for some time to come.
Still another possibility is that the hand
ful of Greenbackers may organize the
House, with the aid of Democratic votes,
and that Kelley or some one less desirable
may then come in. It was a serious mis
fortune that Congressman Evarts W. Fan
died last month. Great J apprehension jis
felt as to whom, his successor may be. If
the Lord wants any more representatives
elect of the Forty-seventh Congress where
with; to adorn his * upper sanctnary, it
would be especially acceptable to the Re
publicans that; he should take a Democrat
just elected from a doubtful district. ; - ".
--■„;• Messrs. Frye, Conger and ' Kasson will,
if no one of them is promoted to the
Speakership and neither of the first two
to the Senate, be the triumvirate of Re
publican leaders, and on the floor of the
next House Randall will be back in the
I ranks as Democratic leader. Sir. Conger
knows how to say provoking, cutting
things in a concise way, that "stirs up the
animals" on the other side ti anjer, while
he remains unperturbed. There will be
" music" in plenty in the debates of tho
The changes in the Supreme Court,
present and impending, have occupied at
tention here of late, almost to the exclu
sion of Cabinet-making for President Gar
he changes in the Supreme Court,
sent and impending, have occupied at
tion here of late, almcst to the exclu
i of Cabinet-making for Preaident G»
field ; but of these the telegraph keeps you
advised. To-night Associate Justice Field
gave an elaborate dinner-party to the re
tiring Justice, Strong, at which, beside the
remaining Justice", tier, tvero several Sen
ators and ether dignitaries pre.^. . I 'tu
ner-giving is the first form of social festiv
ities notice as the ..-ay season _._.ys near.
The honors to General Grant while here
took chiefly the form of dinners. He and
Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Jesse Grant, their
daughter-in-law, were guests of General
Baale, on Lafayette square, :'n the house
cornering on H were guests of General
>, on Lafayette square, n the house
:ring on H street, known as the old
Decatur house. It was built by Commo
dore Decatur with prize money received
from captures, and it was hero he
died the evening following his duel with
Commodore Barron. Gen. Beale one evening
last week invited dinner guests to meet the
Grant party. Next day Senator Burnsiile
was the host, and the party was exclusively
masculine. On Wednesday the President
and Mrs. Hayes gave a particularly hand
some dinner to them, at which the most
marked contrast was between Senator Lo
gan and little Mrs. Jesse Grant, who were
partners at dinner, the latter a very young
blonde lady, while the General, with hi
heavy black hair, fierce mustache, swarthy
face and commanding figure, looked mor
than ever like a corsair. This Mrs. Grant
was formerly Miss Chapman of San Fran
cisco. Mrs. General Grant wore claret
colored velvet, trimmed with point lace,
and elegant diamonds. Her bracelets were
several in number and unique ; one of them
a gold band four inches in width, without
any stones in it. In her hair sparkled a
rosette and a butterfly of diamonds, and
in her ears long earrings set with dia
monds. Mrs. Hayes wore a combination
suit of white satin and crape, richly em
broidered in white. Mrs. Jesse Grant
wore a lilac satin embroidered in pearls
and trimmed with rare la?e, an elegant but
almost too heavy and mature costume for
so young a lady. Of the other ladies, Mrs.
Senator Hill, of Colorado, was particularly
elegant in a pale-bine satin de L.yon, cov
ered with Breton lace ; ornaments, dia
monds. She wore at her corsage crushed
roses of pink.
Thursday evening of last week, ex-Con
gressman John B. Alley, of Massachusetts,
a cotemporary of President Hayes in Con
gress, entertained General Grant and eleven
other gentlemen at dinner, viz.: the Presi
dent, Vice-President, Attorney-General,
Senators Edmunds, Hoar, Dawes, arid Hill
of Colorado ; Representatives Wash
burne, Loring and Claflin. and Mr. William
I 11. Alley, his son. This en tei tainmi is took
i ulace at his handsome residence, 020 Mc-
Pnerson square, known as tho Jeffries
House. Lord Lymington, of the British
peerage, a quiet, slender, aristocratic-look
ing young man, is a guest at the Arlington
Hotel. Archibald Forbes, the noted Lon
don war correspondent, is at the Ebbitt ;
and Edward Everett Hale and daughter
| are visiting Paymaster General Cutler and
family, of the navy.
General 0. 0. Howard, the newly ap
pointed commandant at West Pom t, and
General Nelson A. Miles, are here, and
converse as excellently well as they fight.
I Mrs. Miles, who is with her husband, is
I very charming. She is a sister of Mrs. J.
j Donald Cameron, wife of the Pennsylvania
l Senator, and both are nieces of Secretary
and General Sherman. Emma Janes.
Mrs Lincoln. — The next best thing tc
pensioning ex-Presidents is to pension the
widows of our dead Presidents, and the
New York Sun the other day, not to be
outdone by any of its contemporaries, sec-
I oniM a proposition for raising a fund by
subscription for Mrs. Lincoln. It doesn't
! appear, however, that Mrs, Lincoln needs
j any fund, the pathetic reporters of the
I New York press, who contrasted iter ap
| pearance when she recently landed in that
city with that of Sara Bernhardt, hi r com
| panion the voyage, to the contiary not
: withstanding. Mrs. Lincoln enjoys a com
• fortable pension of §3,000 a ytar from the
j United States Government, and it is
| stated, moreover, that when she reached
I Springfield, 111., where she is now living,
I she brought with her sixty- trunks, the
expressage from New York on which was
$400. The fact is that the subscription
I business in this country is being overdone.
A Tenant-Evh'tkr. — A French chemist
asserts that he has concocted a substance
by means of which tenants who will not
pay their rents, may he evicted without
difficulty, and without the expenses at end
ant on legal proceedings. The mixture is
in the form of a powder ; a scni! quantity
of it, sprinkled before suit.-;; 1 nn parts of
the land adjacent to the tenant-; dwelling,
will render it absolutely impossible 'any
human being to remain within half a mile
of the spot where the sprinkling has taken
place for at least seven day?, v hen the
process should, if necessary, bo repeated.
The effect of the powder is to prut! uca vio
lent nausea and other feelings of so uncom
fortable a kind as to be quite unbearable.
It is, however, not danger to lii*", and
produces no injurious effects on cattle.
Sacramento, January 1-Bv Iti v. 11. 11. Rid . at the
residence of tl c bride's parent--, *" hon .-- " Lon(.-,
of i'_ i.-m, Illinois, to Mot-vie .-'._.-. of this
city. (Peoria papers plea. c copy.)
Sacramento, Dcccn be 31— it- '■ Haloes, -Justice
of the Peace, Frank Wickwire to Mattie C. Her-
berger, both of this city.
Sacramento, December 31— By Rev. 1.. K. Dwinell,
Thomas Stafford, of Walnut Grove, to Miia W.
Harmon, 1 1 Cold Hi 1, Nevada.
I Sacramento, January I— By Rev. I. E. Dwinell, at
the residence of Philip Scheldt, Charles v ieger, of
Placerville, to Emma Fritz, ol this city.
I Sacramento. January I— By Thus. W. Gilmer,
Justice of the Peace, at the residence of A.
Walther, Noble A. Fisher to Lizzie .J. Lewie, both
of this city.
■ Lee Township, Sacramento county— By W. W.
Wade, Justice of the Peace, Josiph Hcttting to
i Carson City, Nevada, December 15 -Vy Rev. W. R.
Willis, George E. Lukens, of Alpine county, Cal.,
to Dora B. Cram, formerly of <: arks . ille, Cal.
Shasta, December 20— J. C. Simmons to Nellie May
Cl ico, December 2.7— Ernc.tM. Woodman to Ophelia
Chico, December 25— E. A. Patten to Mar*. Morgue.
Forest Hill, December Alexander Wilson to
Elizabeth J. Crai..
C'arkovil.e, El Dorado county, December Wife
of S. T. Ton.:, twin sons.
Auburn, December Wife of J. H. Willis, a
WiA. Ai/iiAj.. DIED.
I Sacramento, January I— Annie E. Hunt, a native of
Connecticut, 28 years.
(Friends and acquaintances are respectfully Invitea
to attend the funeral, which will take place from
her late residence, this afternoon at 2 o'clock.]
Sacramento, January 2— Genevra Pevton, a native
. of California, 26 years, 7 months and 26 days.
I remains will be forwarded to Dixon this afternoon
for interment. I
San Francisco, December 28— John Benseben, a
native of Hanover, Germany (born In Bexhorede,
county Lehe), 41 years, 7 months and 20 cays— a
brother of Hermann Henschen, of Sacramento.
(New York and Baltimore papers please oopy.)
Rocklln, December 19-ltichard Varney, a native of
Main , 63 years.
I Bodie, December 29— Robert Meinkc, 43 years.
I Near Newcastle, December 27— W. R. Smith, 70
For the week ending January 1, ISfcO, made by
W. C. F_r. 3wo_th, Superintendent of the City
Cemetery. Cffice. No. 804 J street :..;.;
December Thomas Annis, 77 3 cars, 7 months
and 10 days; Maine.
I December 23— Jotephine Elliott, 19 years ; Cali-
December 24— Mary E. Welch, 17 years, 11 months
and 25 days ; California. Maud M. . Alston 1
year, 11 months and 5 days ; California. - '
December 26- Jacob Eoban, S3 years, 2 months and
1 19 d-ys ; Austria. Mary A bin Burnett, 51 tars
4 months and 9 days ; Massachusetts. Charles
'Stanton, 49 years; Ireland. ...
I December 48— William Harvey, 51 years, l month
December 28— William Harvey, 51 years, 1 month
and 9 days; England. . .
December 30 -Lee Wah, 40 years ; China. Dauiel
-i Toomey, 1 day ; California. Isaac Frazier, about
3". years; Nova Scotia. - r< - SSS.
D ccmber Kl-Salma Riehm, 43 years, 3 months and
i 3 days ; Baltimore, Md. s?7ys.
Besides the above there were brought here for in-
terment the following : ; -.*....-
December 24-R. D. McDonald, 21 years ; Canada.". :'
\-_ m k 25 - Stt ' lien FHa-hnmons, 27 years ; Hew
DccenV.er 2C-L. R. D. Johnson. 25 years, 9 months
and i days ; California.
I December 29-Belle Faris, 26 years; California."-'