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THE iATIOiNTAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1882.
Latest Returns From All Over the
GREAT REPUBLICAN LOSS.
The NText House of Repre
"Wo print below tho latest returns of Tues
day's elections received before going to press.
The following are the newly-elected governors:
California. George Stoneman, D.
Colorado. James B. Grant, D.
Connecticut. Thomas 51. Waller, D.
Delaware. Charles C. Stockluy, D.
Kansas. John P. St. John, E.
Massachusetts Benj. F. Butler, D. and G.
Michigan. Josiah W. Begole, D. and G.
Nebraska. James W. Dawes, R.
Nevada. Enoch Strother, K.
New Hampshire. Daniel W. Ilalo, R.
New York. Grover Cleveland, D.
Pennsylvania. .Robert E. Pattison, D.
South Carolina. Hugh S. Thompson, D.
Tennessee. William B. Bate, D.
Texas. John Ireland, D.
Our readers will doubtless take tho greatest
interest in tho result of tho election of Con
gressmen. Tho complexion of tho delegation
in tho present 'House of Representatives is
given, and where it is possiblo the gain to tho
political party at tho election on Tuesday is
shown. Scan this list closely and bring what
ever influence you can upon tho member-elect
representing your district, so that ho may vote
right on all questions affecting our old soldiers.
Alabama. Present delegation, 7 Democrats,
1 vacancy. Members-elect : 1, Thomas H. Hcru
don, D.; 2, Hilary A. Herbert, D. ; 3, William
C. Oates, D.; 4, Charles M. Shelley, D.; 5,
Thomas Williams, D. ; G, Goldsmith W. Hewitt,
D.; 7, William H. Forney, D.; 8, Luke Pryor,
D. Democratic gain, 1 by increased repre
Arkansas. Present delegation, 4 Democrats.
Members-elect, 5 : At Large, Clifton E. Breck
inridge, D. ; 1, Poindexter Duun, D. ; 2, John
A. Williams, E. ; 3, John II. Rogers, D. ; 4.
Samuel W. Peel, D. Republican gain, 1.
California. Present delegation, 2 Republicans,
2 Democrats. Members-elect: At large, John
R, Glascock an'd Charles A. Sumner, D.; 1, Wil
liam S. Rosecrans, D.; G. C. Irwin, G.; James
McM. Shatter, P.; 2, Horaco F. Page, R.; 3, Bar
clay Henley, D.; 4, George L. Woods, R. Dem
ocratic gain, 2 from increased representation.
Colorado. Present delegation, 1 Republican.
Member elect: At largo, James B. Belford, R.
Connecticut. Present delegation, 3 Republi
cans, 1 Democrat. Members-elect: 1, William
W. Eaton, D.; 2, Chas. L. Mitchell, D.; 3, John
T. Wait, R.; 4, Edward W. Seymour, D. Dem
ocratic gain, 2.
Delaware. Present Delegation, 1 Democrat.
Member-elect: At large, Charles B. Lore, D.
Florida. Present delegation, 1 Republican,
1 Democrat. Members-elect : 1, Robert H. M.
Davidson, D.; 2, Horatio Bisbee, Jr., R.
Georgia. Present delegation, 7 Democrats, 2
Independent Democrats. Members-elect: At
large, Thomas Hardeman, D.; 1, Jno. C. Nicholls,
D.; 2, Henry G. Turner, D.; 3, Chas. F. Crisp,
D.; 4, Hugh Buchanan, D.; 5, Nathaniel J.
Hammond, D.; 6, Jas. H. Blount, D.; 7, Judson
C. Clements,. D.; 8, Seaborn Reese, D.; 9, Allen
D. Candler, D. Democratic gain, 2.
Illinois. Present delegation, 13 Republicans,
6 Democrats. Members-elect: 1, Ransom W
Dunham, R.; 2, Henry F. Sheridan, D.; 3
George R. Davis, R.; 4, George E. Adams, R. '.
5, Reuben Ell wood, R.; G, Robert E. Hitt, E. '
7, Thomas J. Henderson, R.; S, William Cull en'
E. ; 9, Lewis E. Payson, E. ; 10, Jno. H. Lewis'
E.; 11, Benjamin F. Marsh, E.; 12, James M.
Eiggs, D.; 13, William M. Springer, D.; 14,
Jonathan H. Russell, E. ; 15, Jos. G. Cannon,
E. ; 16, Aaron Shaw, D. ; 17, Samuel W. Moul
ton, D.; 18, Wm. C. KuefTner, E.; 19, Richard
W. Townshcnd, D.; 20, John R. Thomas, E.
Republican gain, i.
Indiana. Present delegation, 8 Republicans,
5 Democrats. Members-elect: 1, John J.Kleiner,
D.; 2, Thomas E. Cobb, D.; 3, Strother M. Slock
slager, D.; 4, William S. Holman, D.; 5, Court
land C. Matson, D.; 6, Thomas M. Browne, E.;
7, Stanton J. Peelle, E.; 8, Robert B. F. Pierce,
R.; 9,GodlovcS Orth,E.; 10, Mark L. DoMotte,
11.; 11, George W. Steele, E.; 12, Eobert Lowry,
D.: 13, William H. Calkins, E.
Iowa. Present delegation, 9 Eepublicans.
2tf embers-elect: 1, Moses A. McCoid, E.; 2,
Jeremiah H. Murphy, D. : 3, David B. Hender
fe4n, E.; 4, Thomas Updegraff, E.; 5, James
Wilson, E.; G, Madison E. Cutis, E.; 7, John
A. Kasson, E.; 8, W'illiam P. Hepburn, E.; 9,
.lb'rt E. Anderson, E. ; 10, Adoniram J.
Hoi uk'S, R.; 11, Isaac S. Struble, E. Deino
cra ic gain, 1.
Kansas. Present delegation, 3 Eepublicans.
Members elect: At large (four), E. N. Morrill,
Samuel E. Peters, Bishop W. Perkins, and
Lewis Hanbcck, E.'s; 1, John A. Anderson, E.;
2. Du'lley C. Haskell, E.; 3, Thomas Eyan, E.
Er publican gain, 4 by increased represcuta
Kentucky. Present delegation, 1 Republi
can, 9 Democrats. Members-elect: 1, Oscar
Turner, L D.; 2, James F. Clay, D.; 3, John E.
Halsil, D.; 4, Thomas A. Robertson, D. ; 5,
Alb-rtS. Willis, D.; G, John G. Carlisle, D.; 7,
Joseph C. S. Blackburn, D.; 8, Philip B.
I.iompson, D.; 9, W. W. Culbertson, E.; 10,
John D. White, E.; 11, Frank Wolford, D.
E publican gain, 1.
Lf.uibiaua. Present delegation, 1 Republi
can, 5 Democrats. Members-elect: 1, CVtrleton
Hunt. D.; 2, E. John Ellis, D.; 3, William P.
Ivtllogg, R.; 4, Newton C. Blanchard, D.; 5,
J. rioyd King, D. ; G, Andrew S. Herron, D.
Maryland. Present delegation, 1 Republican,
5 Democrats. Mombers-clect: 1, Georgo W.
(uv;ngton, D.; 2, J. F. C. Talbot, D. ; 3, Fettor
S HoUitzcll, D.; 4, John V. Findlay, D.; 5,
H B. Holton, R. ; Louis E. McComas, R. Ee
2 iMiean gain, 1.
Massachusetts. Present delegation, 10 Re
publicans, 1 Democrat. Members-elect: 1, Rob
ert T. Davis. It.; 2, John D. Long, E.; 3,
Aiiibroso A. Ranney, E.; 4, Patrick A. Collins,
D. ; 5, Leopold Morse, D.; G, Henry B. Lever
ing, D.. 7, Eben F. Stone, R.; 8, William A.
Risi 11, R.; 9, Theodore Lyman, J. R. and D. ; 10,
"tt iiliaiii W. Rice, R. ; 11, William Whiting, R. ;
12. George O. Robinson, E. Democrutic gain, 3.
MVngan. Present delegation, 9 Republi
cans Membcra-elect : 1, William C. Maybury,
1) , 2, John K. Boies, R.; 3, Edward S. Lacey,
It. 4, Julius C. Burrows, R.; 5, Wm. O. Web
ft r, R.; G, Oliver L. Spaulding, R.; 7, John T.
E ). II.; 8, Roswell G. Horr, E.; 9, Byron M.
( ut h on, It. ; 10, Hcrschel IL Hatch, R. ; 11,
Ldward Breitung, E. Democratic gain, L
Minnesota. Present delegation, 3 Rcpubli
cins. Members-elect: 1, Milo White, R.; 2,
James B. Wakcfiold, R.; 3, Horace B. Strait,
It ; 4, William D. Washburn, K.; 5, Knutc
J 1 on, 11. Republican gain, 2 from increased
Mississippi. Present delegation, 1 Republi
can, 5 Democrats. Members-elect; 1, Henry
L. Muldrow, D. ; 2, James R. Chalmers, I. R. ;
3, E. S. Jeffords, R.; 4, Hernando D. Money, D.;
5, Otho E. Singleton, D. ; G, John R. Lynch, R.;
7, Ethel Barksdale, D. Republican gain, 2.
Missouri. Present delegation, 1 Republican,
S Democrats, and 4 Greenbuckcrs. Members
elect: 1. Wm. H. Hatch, D.; 2, A. M. Alexander,
D.; 3, Alexander M. Doekery, D.; 4, James N.
Burnes, D.; 3, Alexander Graves, D.; G, John
B. Cosgrove, D.; 7, Aylett H. Buckuer, D.; S,
John J. O'Neill, D.; 9, James O. Broadhead, D.;
10, Martin D. Clardy, D.; 11,-Riehard P. Bland,
D.; 12, Charles II. Morgan', 1. IV, 13, William
F. Cloud, R.; 14, Lowndes H. Davis, D. Dem
ocratic gain, 4.
Nebraska. Present delegation, 1 Republi
can. Members-elect: 1, Archibald J Weaver,
E.; 2, .lames Laird, R.; 3, Edward K. Valen
tine, R. Republican gain, 2 by increased rep
resentation. Nevada. Present delegation, 1 Democrat.
Members-elect : At large, Georgo W. Cnssidy, D.
New Hampsh ire. Present delegation, 3 Re
publicans. Members-elect : 1, Martin A. Haines,
R. ; 2, Ossian Ray, R. Republicans lose 1 by
New Jersey. Present delegation, 4 Republi
cans, 3 Democrats. Members-elect: 1, Thomas
M. Fcrrcll, D.; 2, John Hart B rower, R.; 3,
Jolui Kcan, Jr., R; 4, Benj. F. Howcy, R. ; 5,
William Walter Phelps, E.; G, William H. F.
Fielder, D. ; 7, William McAdoo, D. Demo
cratic gain, 1.
New York. Present delegation, 21 Republi
cans, 12 Democrats. Memberh-elecfc : At large,
Hcgry W. Plocum, D.; 1, Perry Bolmont, D.; 2,
Wm. E. Robinson, D. ; 3, Darwin R. James, It. ; 4,
Felix Campbell, D.; 5, Nicholas Mullcr, D.; G,
Samuel S. Cox, D.; 7, William Dorshoimcr,
D. ; 8, John J. Adams, D.; 9, John Har
dy, D.; 10, Abrara S. Hewitt, D.; 11, Or
lando B. Potter, D.; 12, Waldo llutchins,
D. : 13, John H. Kctcham, R. ; 1 1, Lowis Beach,
D. ; 15, John II. Bagloy, jr., D.; 1G, Thomas J.
Van Alstyne, D. ; 17, Henry G. Burleigh, R. ;
18, Frederick A. Johnson, R.; 19, Abram X.
Parker, It.; 20, Georgo West, It.; 21, Georgo
W. Ray, R.; Deloss Mallory, G. ; 22, Charles It.
Skinner, R. ; 23, J. Thomas Spriggs, D. ; 2 1, Now
tonW. Nuttings, R.; 25, Frank Hiscock, R.;
2G, Soreno E. Payne, R.; 27, James W. Wads
worth, It. ; 28, Stephen C. Millard, E. ; 29, John
Arnot, D.; 30, Halbert S. Grcenleaf, D.; 31,
Eobert S. Stevens, D.; 32, John F. Moulton,E.;
33, Francis 3. Brewer, R. Democratic gain, 7.
North Carolina. Present delegation, 1 Re
publican, 7 Democrats. Members -elect: At
large, Risden Tyler Bennett,!).; 1, John B.
Respass, L. ; 2, James E. OUara, R. ; 3, Whar
ton J. Green, D. ; 4, William It. Cox, D. ; 5, Al
fred M. Scales, D.; G, Clement Dowd, D.; 7,
William M. Robbins, D.; S, Robert V.Vance,
D. Democratic gain, 1 from increased represen
tation. Pennsylvania. Present delegation, 19 Re
publicans, 8 Democrats. Membors-elect: At
largo, Mortimer F. Elliott, D. ; 1, Henry H.
Bingham, R. ; 2, Charles O'Neill, R.; 3, Samuel
J. Randall, D. ; 4, William D. Kolley, R.; 5
Alfred C. Harmcr, R.; G, W. n. H. Davis,
D.; 7, Isaac Newton Evans, R.; 8, Daniel
Ermcntrout, D. ; 9, A. Hcrr Smith, R. ; 10,
William Mutchler, D. ; 11, John B. Storm, D. ;
12, D. W. Connolly, D. ; 13, Charles N. Brumm,
G. and R. ; 11, Henry McCormick, D. ; 15, Geo.
A. Post, D. ; 16, William Wallace Brown, R. ;
17, Alexander II. Coffroth, D. ; 13, Francis M.
Kimmell, D.; 19, William A. Duncan, D.; 20,
Andrew G. Curtiu, D. ; 21, Charles E. Boyle.
D.; 22, Russell Errett, R.; 23, Thomas M,
Bayne, R. ; 21, Georgo V. Lawrence, R. ; 25,
John D. Pattou, G. and D.; 26, Samuel II.
Millor, R. ; 27, S. M. Braiuard, R. Democratic
Rhode Island. Present delegation, 2 Repub
cans. Members-elect : 1, Henry J. Spooner, R. ;
2, Jonathan Chaco, R.
South Carolina. Present delegation, 2 Eepub
licans, 3 Democrats. Members-elect : 1, Samuel
Dibble, D.; 2, George D. Tillman, D. ; 3, D. W.
Aiken, D.; 4, John n. Evins, D. ; 5, John J.
Hemphill, D. ; G, George W. Dargan, D. ; 7, E. W.
M. Mackoy, E. Democratic gain, 3.
Tennessee. Present delegation, 3 Republi
cons, 7 Democrats. Membcra-clcct : 1, Augustus
H. Pettibono, R.; 2, Leonidas C. nouk, R.; 3,
Georgo C. Dibrell, D.. 4, Benton McMillin, D.;
5, Richard Warner, D. ; G, Andrew J. Caldwell,
D. ; 7, John G. Ballentine, D.; 8, John M. Tay
lor, D. ; 9, Rice A. Pierce, D. ; 10, Casey Young,
D. Democratic gain, 1.
Texas. Present delegation, 5 Democrats, 1
Greenbacker. Members-elect: 1, Chas. Stew
art, D.; 2, John H. Reagan, D. ; 3, James H.
Jones, D. ; 4, David B. Culberson, D. ; 5, John
W. Throckmorton, D.; G, Olin Wellborn, D.;
7, Georgo P. Finlay, D. ; 8, J. H. Miller, D. ; 9,
Roger Q. Mills, D. ; 10, Edmund J. Davis, I. ;
11, I. H. Davenport, D. Democratic gain, 5,
from increased representation.
Virginia. Present delegation, 2 Republicans
2 Readjustors, 5 Democrats. Members-elect :
At large, John S. Wise, Rcadjuster; 1,
Georgo T. Garrison, D. ; 2, Harry H. Libby,
Readjustcr; 3, George D. Wise, D.; 4, Ben
jamin S. nooper, Itcadj. ; 5, George C. Cabell,
D.; G, John Raudolph Tucker, D. ; 7, John
Paul, Readj. ; 8, John S. Barbour, D. ; 9, Abram
Fulkerson, I. D. Rcadjuster gain, 2.
Wisconsin. Present delegation, G Republi
cans, 2 Democrats. Members-elect: 1, Charles
G. Williams, R.; 2, Daniel H. Sumner, D.; 3
Burr W. Jones, D. ; 4, Peter V. Deuster, D. ; 5
Joseph Rankin, D. ; G, Richard Guenther, R.
7, Cyrus LI. Butt, E.; 8, William T. Price, E.;
9, Isaac Stephenson, E. Democratic gain, 2.
Tlie Forty-oteliih Congress.
Wo print below tho Now York Times' esti
mate of how tho House of Representatives of
tho Forty-eighth Congress will stand. There
may lie some changes, but it is not probable that
tho Democratic majority as here indicated will
be reduced much. The Independents, Fusion
its, &c., aro classed witli the party with which
they will probably co-operato.
Stairs. 21. 2). States. 21. 2).
Alabama 8 Missouri 1 13
Arkansas.... 5 Nebraska 3 ...
California -1 '1 Nevada l
Colorado ..... 1 ... Now Hampshire... 2 ...
Connecticut 1 ti Ku-wJciwy .' -l
Delaware 1 New York". 15 10
Florida 2 North Carolina.... 1 8
Georgia. 10 Ohior. 8 13
Illinois - 11 0 On-Kon 1 ...
Indiana 7 0 IVnnsylvnnhi 11 11
laws.. - 10 1 lthorio Island 12 ...
Kuns 7 ... South Carolina.... 1 G
Kentucky 4 7 IVimessee 2 8
JiliM;a);i 1 5 Texas 'J 0
MhJik- -1 ... AVrmont 2 ...
Maryland 2 -1 Virginia C -1
Massachusetts... 0 ." WeM. Virginia 1 3
Mifliiciui 10 1 Wisconsin 5 -1
Minnesota 5 ...
Mississippi- 2 5 Total 150 170
Wooden shipbuilding is having a revival in
Now England. Tho yards of Hat li, Thomaston
and Boston, have either just finished or on tho
way some of the largest wooden ships ever
For tho first time since last January, petro
leum reached $1 a barrel last Friday. On Mon
day it reached $1.39, and $2 is predicted by the
knowing ones before New Years.
Indiana farmers must bo flush. Tho total
valuo of tho agricultural products for the cur
rent year, based on present price3, is estimated
There aie G8G blast furnaces in tho United
Status; their united capacity is 8,000,090 net
tons per year.
A company is being organized at Rlooniing
lon, 111., to light and heal the city from a pro
duct lately discovered in a gas well.
Bessemer steel works number iiftcen in this
country, and have a capacity of 2,250,000 tons.
THE NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Loss of Life by a Hali
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
TVTiat lias Happened Over
this Brig-lit Land.
An carthquako shock was felt at Laramie
City, Wy., November 7th, at G:30 o'clock p. m.
and along tho Union Pacific Railway west as
far as Evanston. Tho plaster fell off in build
ings at Rawlins, Point of Rocks, and other
points. A slight shock of earthquake was also
experienced at Denver, Col. Occupants of high
buildings were greatly frightened, and ran into
tho streets. Tho earthquake was accompanied
by an electric Hash that lighted up the northorn
sky. The shock was violent. Chandeliers and
queenswarc in houses rattled violently.
There is a curious water supply arrangement
in East Jersey. While the Passaic River sup
plies Newark and Jersey City with water, Jer
sey City has been in tho habit of doling out a
supply of her surplus to DTobokcn. Novoruber
2d the valves through which Ilobokon was
supplied from Jersey City were closed, as Hobo
kon has made a new arrangement for a supply
from tho Hackonsark Water Company. By
this new operation Jersey City loses $30,000 a
year and Ilobokcn saves $30,000.
The joint assembly for the election of Stato
officers met at Montpelier, Yt., November 7th,
and elected tho following: Secretary of Stato,
G. Nichols, of Northfield; auditor of accounts,
E. Henry Powell, of Rich ford ; brigadier com
mander, Lieutenant J. Kingsley, of Rutland ;
adjutant and inspector-general, Theodore S.
Peck, of Burlington; quartermaster - genoral,
Horace K. Idc, of St. Johnsbury.
The mail that left San Francisco Monday,
Oct. 30th, arrived at Jersoy City at 7 o'clock
Friday evening, the -ltk instant. The European
mail was immediately conveyed to the steam
ship Main by a tug. Part of tho mail left
Australia Oct. 5th, and if iho vessel is on time
at Northampton this will bo tho fastest mail
time on record from Australia to London.
A band of hostile Indians numbering about
fifty mado a raid on a rancho near tho town of
Huisachcxa, Moxico, November 1st, taking
some fifteen or twenty prisoners and capturing
a lot of stock. They made their escape.
Judge Hayes, of tho district' court of Iowa,
has decided that tho State prohibitory amend
ment is not legally a part of tho constitution,
tho samo act not having passed tho two houses
of the Legislature.
The Second U. S. artillery, which has been
encamped at Gaithersburg, Md., during tho
summer, will march back to winter quarters
by way of tho battle-fields of Gettysburg and
Tho New York agents of the foreign ocean
steamship lines have asked Secretary Folgor to
accept foreign inspection certificates when over
tho American inspection would delay tho
Tho Georgia Legislature met November 1st.1
A Senator will bo elected at this session to fill
tho unexpired torm of Senator Hill and also
for the long term which follows.
Two thousand coal miners in Pool No. 4, on
tho Monongahela River, struck on November
3d against a reduction of one-quarter per cent,
per bushel in tho mining rate.
The first sod of tho intcr-occanic railway was
turned at Salina Cruz, Mexico, Nov. 1st, in tho
presence of a numerous crowd. About 500
men then began tho work.
Wm. Leavitt, a prominent manufacturer of
Philadelphia, failed November Gth. His lia
bilitcs are said to bo nearly $1,000,000, while
the assets aro uncertain.
A schemo is on foot to enroll all tho oil pro
ducers in tho country in an agreement to stop
tho production of oil for six months, so as to
bull tho prices.
The grand jury in New York indicted tele
graph operator Dawson and conductor Boot for
manslaughter, in causing tho New York tun
Tho gaslight company of New Orleans
threatens darkness to the city unless the
authorities pay up overdue bills.
Governor Stephens, of Georgia, was inaugu
rated at Dcgive's Opora House, Atlanta, Ga., on
the 4th instant.
The agents of 'the Fish Commission havo
taken 1,200 carp to distribute in tho Kentucky
Nearly four hundred Mormon proselytes from
Great Britain arrived at Castlo Garden last
Captain Boy ton will soon start on his voy
age down the Colorado Biver.
A new district telegraph has been organized
in New York City with a capital of $100,000.
CKIMK3 AND CASUALTIES.
An appalling disaster occurred at Halifax, N.
S., Nov. b'lh. A firo broke out in tho poor
asylum about midnight, and in spite of tho
most strenuous exertions of tho officials, as
sisted by tho firemen, tho building was soon a
mass of flames The top story was used as a
hospital, and all alleinpts to rescue the patients
wero fruitless. The scene Avas heartrending,
tho cries of the wretched patients rising above
the roar of tho flames. Over fifty persons are
supposed to havo perished.
Kentucky State troops, whilo guarding two
murderers, at Ashland, Ky., were attacked by
a mob on a ferryboat. Tho soldiers fired not
only at the boat but upon inoffensive specta
tors on the shore, killing fivo and wounding
A 'loaded car broke loose on tho inclined plane
of a mine near Williamsport, Pa., and rushing
down fivo men who were on the car weio
killed, three outright and the other two died
of their wounds the next day.
At Bed Bank, N. J., twenty stores and offices,
a chtircb, and the Standard newspaper otlico
were deslroycd by lire on tho night of the 5th
inst. The loss aggregates over $250,000, parti
ally covered by insurance.
James E. Anderson, editor of the Leader, a
notorious participant in the Louisiana election
frauds of lb7fi, who was shot November 3d, at
Eureka, Nevada, by G. J. Beck, died on the
Georgo Brimmer, convicted of arson at Lan
caster, ra., Nov. 4th, has confessed to a number
of incendiary fires during the past year, and
implicating eight others.
On Saturday morning last, whilo her husband
went for a pail of coal, Mrs. Eva Schrceder, of
New York, cut her throat with a razor, and
died almost instantly.
A young woman named Marie Netto was de
voured by bears near Chippewa, Fall, Wis.,
November 3d, whilo in the woods gathering
Burt Scully, a horae trainer, was shot and
instantly killed by Hooker Stivers at Paris,
Ky., November 1st, for boxing the ears of the
James Queen was struck on tho head on Sun
day by Ann Burnett, three miles from Shelby,
N. C. and instantly killed. Tho woman was
Eddy's saw-mill, match and pail factories
and offices at Hull, opposito Ottawa, Ont., were
burned November 2d. Loss estimated at
August Wcstficld fell overboard from a ferry
boat at Baltimore, Md., November Gth. and was
drownded. Ho was to have been married that
A fire at Portland, Maine, November Gth, do
stroyed stores, shops, and other property of tho
estimated value of $00,000; insurance $70,000.
A carpenter named Harry Mullen was
smothered to death under a grain chute, at
-Wilmington, Del., on tho 4th instant.
A boy named Robinson fell in front of a
cablo car in Chicago, Saturday last, and had
his head severed from his body.
Bcv. James M. Miller has run off with the
funds of tho Methodist church at Eoslyn, L. I.,
of which he was pastor.
Wm. G. Russell, teller of a Philadelphia life
insurance company, has absconded. His steal
ings amount to $20,000.
Tho mayor of Danville, Va., has been indicted
for tho murder of John E. Hatcher, formerly
chief of police.
Tho Alhambra theatre was burned in New
York November 1st.
John Eadford shot his wife dead at Bollevue,
Ohio, Nov. 4.
Third Assistant Postmaster-General Hazon,
in his annual report for tho fiscal year ended
June 30,1SS2, says tho weight of newspapers
and periodicals transported in tho mails during
tho year exceeded 39,000 tons, and the postage
on tho wholo amounted to $1,505,103.23, a gam
of 11 per cent, on tho previous year. BcgJs
tered letters, containing money, bonds, stamps,
&c, of tho aggregate value of $514,778,237,
wero forwarded during tho year.
First Comptroller Lawrence- has rendered an
opinion to tho fact that tho provisions of tho
act of August 5, 1SS2, relative to the compensa
tion of the reporter of the Supremo Court de
cisions aro permanent in their character, and
that tho public aro entitled to volumes of tho
report at the rato of $2 per volume.
Tho receipts of tho United States Patent
Office during the past month wero $79,917.05,
an incrcaso over tho samo month of last year
of $14,900.46. Tho incrcaso sinco Jan. 1, 18S2,
Tho committeo on the selection of a site for
tho Garfield Hospital reported to tho associa
tion favoring tho purchase of tho Columbia
Collcgo building, at tho head of Fourteenth
street, at $100,000.
The Postmaster-General has decided that on
application to tho postmaster at tho mailing
office, and stating tho reasons thcrofor, a letter
may bo returned to the writer.
Mr. Frank H. Howe, has resigned tho chief
clerkship of tho Post-Offico Department to
accept a position in tho Attorney-General's
Tho President made a flying visit to Wash
ington hist Friday, returning to New York
Tho assessed valuation of tho public buildings
and grounds in Washington is $30,753,713.
Mrs. Edson has rendered a bill for $10,000 for
services during President Garfield's illness.
The examination of Melville, engineer of the
, ill-fated Jcannotte, was begun Monday.
A new and elaborate fountain will soon bo
placed in front of tho Whito House.
Secretary of War Lincoln left for Chicago
Sunday night last to vote.
A. C. Soteldo was acquitted of tho charge of
murder of his brother Nov. 3d.
Three tric3Tcles aro boing used in tho city
carrier postal service.
Burglara are holding high carnival in tho
THE OLD WORLD.
Something About lVlint Is (Jolng on In Other lands
Tho Popo has sent an autograph letter of
thanks to Queen Yictoria for her interest in
Roman Catholics throughout Her Majesty's
dominions. Tho letter is accompanied with
valuablo presents. A bust of Longfellow will
be placed in the poets' corner of Westminster
Abbey. Tho proposed amendment requiring
a two-thirds majoritj' to declare tho cloture was
defeated in Parliament Friday last. The
Germau government proposes to prohibit the
importation of American pork for fear of trich
inosis. The British have selected seven mil
itary stations in Egypt. Anarchist procla
mations against tho bourgeoise printed on red
paper havo been posted in Paris and other
French towns. Spain has decided not to sur
render to England tho Cuban refugees who
were arrested at Gibraltar. Tho provinces of
Egypt south and west of Khartoum arc in tho
hands of the false prophet. Arabi Bey's
counsel claim that they will show that he was
directly encouraged by tho Sultan. Several
villages wero destroyed by an earthquake in
northern Syria recently. Tho Prince of
Wales will act as chairman of the Longfellow
Memorial Committee. Epidemic cholera is
raging in Mecca. The governor and secretary
of the stato of Tabasco, Moxico, have been
murdered. Westgate, who says he killed
Lord Cavendish, is to bo returned to England.
It is denied oihYially that British soldiers
havo volunteered to servo in the Soudan.
By an explosion in a colliery in Derby, Eng
land, November 7th, thirty-one miners woro
killed. A Land League secretary has been
arrested under tho Crimes Act for having arms
in his possession. Lord Dufl'erin is at Cairo.
The Egyptian government has ofiered a
reward of X1,000 for tlie capture of the editor
of the organ of the military party at Alexan
dria. A watchman at the citadel at Suez has
been arrested for -participation in tho massacre
of Prof. Palmer.
The Lowell (Mass.) telephone syndicalo,
which controls 17,000 telephones in Maine, New
Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, (except
Boston and Southern Massachusetts,) and three
coun'ics in New York, including Saratoga, has
purchased the Long Island Telephone Company,
capital $1,2U0,G00, including Brooklyn ; and the
New Jersey Telephone Company,capital $1,200,
000, including the State, except Newark and
A peculiarity of tho Wilmington, Wrights
villc, and Onslow Coast Railroad Company in
North Carolina is that it is owned by colored
men, and will be open ted exclusively by them.
E. F. Martin, an enterprising colored man of
Wilmington, is tho manager.
The failures during last week numbered 11G
of which nine were in Now York City. Tho
Eastern States had fourteen, Western thirty
three, Southern twenty-six, Middlo twenty,
and Pacific and Territories fourteen.
Tho Boll patent would, it is considered by
those competent to form an opinion, be cheap
at $10,000,000. Tlie consolidated telephone in
terests of the United States aro estimated at
from $100,000,000 to $150,000,000.
There aro 409 rolling mills in this country,
with an annual capacity of 7,000,000 net tons.
Particulars of the Coming Grand
Successful Labors of Many
On tho anniversary of the battle of Cliicka
mauga, September 19th, last year, while the
Society of the Army of the Cumberland were
in session at Chattanooga, grief-stricken with
tho loss oC their beloved comrade-in-arms, the
martyred. President, they determined to testify
their appreciation of his great worth by the
erection, of a monument. A committee was
appointed with General Barnett, of Cleveland,
chairman, General Cist, of Cincinnati, recording
secretary, and Colonel Corbin, U. S. A., corre
sponding secretary and treasurer, to whom tho
subject was committed. This committee imme
diately set to work, determined to allow the
people of the country to assist in their under
taking, by holding a grand national bazaar, art
find industrial exposition for the benefit of the
fund, in Washington. The committee selected
from the various men of high station in the
Government, aud well-known citizens of Wash
ington, a board of direction, to take tho imme
diate charge of tho fair. Congress gave the uso
of tho rotunda and adjacent rooms in the U. S.
Capitol at Washington, for the purpose.
Commissioners of the first citizens of each
State in the Union were appointed, and also
commissioners representing the States who aro
residents in Washington. The ladies have
come forward eagerly to bo in the work, and
there are eighteen or twenty States represented
by ladies' auxiliary societies. An idea of tho
interest manifested in this work may bo
formed from the fact that somewhere near ono
thousand persons are officially connected with
Most of tho arrangements havo been com
pleted. Tho Rotunda and old Hall of Eopro
sentatives are rapidly being fitted up to receive
the exhibits, and the programme for the several
days of tho fair has boon determined upon.
Contributions amounting to $20,000 havo been
received, while applications for space for exhib
its havo been received from all over the
Tho Capitol will bo tho centre of attraction
during the fair. Tho Rotunda will contain art
exhibits. The centre of its space will be occu
pied by a temple of gorgeous design, twelvo feet
in diameter, in the centre of which will be the
famous Century Vase, exhibited first at tho
Centennial and costing $30,000. The decorations
of this tomplo will bo by Tiffany & Co., of New
York. Tho four facades will each have a bust
in marble of tho lato President, and be hand
somely decorated with tropical flowers, plants,
Soparated from the temple by an aislo twelvo
feet wido will be tho exhibits of Tiflany & Co.,
of New York, representing the goldsmith's art;
of Sarony,, showing the progress of photogra
phy; of tho Gorham Manufacturing Company,
with their beautiful specimens of work in sil
ver ; and of tho Japanese Importing Company,
with the beautiful objects of the Orient.
Around tho side of tho Rotunda a platform
has been built on which will be exhibited pot
tery, bronzes, statuary, and other works of art,
while abovo will bo hung the art contributions
in tho way of paintings.
The music will be furnished by the Marine
Band, which will bo placed on the eastern por
tico, and pour their music into the hall from a
J. R. Osgood & Co., of Boston, will occupy the
space leading to tho Library of Congress with
their heliotypo pictures and engravings. The
crypt under the rotuuda will bo used for tho
contributions of the citizens of the District of
The old Hall of Representatives will bo de
voted to the Executive Departments, and tho
ladies. The centre will be divided into four
sections. The War Department will show in
one how the operations of the Signal Service
are carried on, and weather maps will be printed
during the fair in the presence of the visitors.
The Navy Department will exhibit models of
vessels of war and appliances of naval science,
aud what will be of very great interest tho
relics of the ill-fated Jeannetto expedition.
Melville and Dancnhowcr have also kindly
loaned private relics. This will be the first
time that these mementoes have been exhib
ited The Treasury Department will show how
money is mado, life saved, and other features
of tlie several bureaus. The Interior Depart
ment will set forth the operations of the Bureau
of Education, geological surveys, Ac.
The outer circlo will bo built up in orna
mental booths, to bo occupied by the ladies
of tho different States, who will confine
themselves to specialties. Pennsylvania has
taken confectionery; one confectioner in Pitts
burg has promised to supply one ton of candy,
whilo contributions from all parts of the coun
try will be sent. Illinois has the perfumery
booth, and tho ladies, under the guidance of
Mrs. Genoral Logan, will havo a beautiful
fountain of perfumery continually playing.
Arkansas will havo flowers; Iowa, stationery;
Kansas, native grasses and fruits ; New York,
every conceivable variety of fans; Ohio, photo
graphs aud other illustrations ; New Jersey, Ori
ental wares, and so forth.
Tho corridors around the Houso of Repre
sentatives will contain exhibits of a general in
dustrial ciiaraciur, jiniijuu renus, uimiueciurai
In order to accommodate tho agricultural ex
hibits the "annex" to the Agricultural Depart
ment will bo occupied. Here will bo shown
the most approved appliances of modern farm
ing, mowers, threshers, and all thoso machines
that tend to lighten tho manual labor of our
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Company will have on view tho beautiful ex
hibit that received such commendation at the
Atlanta Exposition a year ago. The Virginia
Midland, Shenandoah Valley, Richmond and
Danville, and othor railway companies will
exhibit spocinicns of agricultural and mineral
wealth of the country through which they run.
The manufacture of tobacco will be shown
practically, and other interesting features.
Awards of nudals, honorablo mention, &.C.,
will be made as to the merits of the exhibits.
In tho arrangement and classification of tho
exhibits, tho Board of Direction has had the
benefit of tho oxperience of Mr. Henry Pottit,
whose connection with the Centennial Exposi
tion has rendered his assistance invaluable to
The programme for tho different days of the
fair will be as follows :
Saturday, Nov. 25th. Opening exercises. Mr.
Justice Stanley Matthews will deliver the ora
tion. Tho President and his Cabinet, foreign
legations, aud ollicorsof the army and navy, will
Sunday. Garfield memorial services will bo
held in tho various churches.
Monday. Army of the Cumberland day.
There will be a procession of veterans of tho
Grand Army of tho Republic, &c, and appro
Tuesday. School childrens' day.
Wednesday. Wheelmen's day. Various races
for bicycles. Nearly a thousand wheelmen are
expected to participate in tho sports of their
Thnrsday. Knights Templar day. Tho com
manderies from all parts of the Union have
signified their intention to be present.
Friday. Military day. The militia from
the several States will parade aud compete for
prizes offered to the best drilled orsranizations.
Saturday. District of Columbia day. There
will by a grand display by the eitizens and at
night Pennsylvania Avenue will bo lighted
with many-colored electric lights.
Sunday, Dec. 4th. Tho closing ceromoniea
will bo held.
Great praise is due to tho Board of Control
for their selection of the men who compriso tho
Board of Direction who havo been indefatiga
ble in their efforts to make a success of tho
fair. Tho Chairman, Mr. J. W. Thompson, has
a fine record in all public enterprises, whilo
much is due to tho unceasing, intelligent labors
of the corresponding secretary, Captain F. T.
Wilson, to whom all look for direction, and who
lias shown great oxecutivo ability in dealing
with tho immense correspondence which, has
poured in upon him.
The railway companies have provided half
fare rates to tho city and all the preparations to
accommodate an immense crowd has been made.
Visitora who Tcraain over until Monday, Dec. o,
can witness the opening exercises of Congress.
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General Sherman and the Army.
General Sherman, in his report for the past
year, says that tho fear of exceeding the limit
of 25,000 men in tho atmy, or tho diiliculty of
enlisting men in these prosperous times, 1ms
kept the army below what the honor or tho
necessity of the country demands, and he
advises a change of tho limit to 30,000. Tho
troops during tho transition period on tho fron
tier, ho s.-vys, havo lived in holes in the ground,
in houses made of green cottonwood logd, in
fested by vermin, in temporary shanties, gener
ally without a murmur; but now this battle
with poverty is over, or nearly so, and he
appeals to Congress to confer on tho President,
the Secretary of War, or on a boaTd of general
officers, the power to designate the places of
strategic importance at which to erect suitable
permanent buildings for properly quartering
Under tho head of " Courts Martial" he say3:
"I invite your attention to the roport of Gen.
McDowell, who instances how wo cling to old
notions prohibiting courts martial from sitting
after three o'clock p. m., because 100 years ago,
in England, officers were wont to dine and get
drunk at that hour. Now, we dino when wo
can, keep sober all the time, and there is no
reason why courts martial should not sit all
night if necessary to reach a verdict, the samo
as a civil jury."
" There was a loss to the army by desertion
of 3,721. This is a most serious matter. Tho
chief cause is that most of the recruits enlist in
New York or the larger cities, are transported
to the West, where by desertion, at littlo risk of
captureaud punishment, thoy obtain the highest
wages. The remedy will bo found in a more
liberal treatment of a good soldier and a mora
certain punishment of the deserter. I there
fore recommend that the pay of enlisted men
be restored to what it was in 1S55, and that tho
punishment for desertion be more clearly de
fined by law and increased in severity. Aggra
vated cases during active campaigns or in tho
Indian country should bo treated as ' capital,'
as is done under almost every civilized govern
ment." Good Understentlins; on the Eorder.
Jro?i the Austin (Texas) Silings.
Tho Mexican custom-house official is capable
of appreciating a joke if his attention is called
to it. At least, we infer ho is amenable to
hnmor from what a gentleman, who has just
retured to Austin from Monterey, tells us. His
trunk was searched at Laredo, but nothing con
traband was discovered, although the official
was particularly careful in looking into every
holo and corner of the trunk. He even ex
plored the cavernous recesses of a pair of new
boots the American traveler had in his trunk,
whereupon tho Gringo remarked: "There is
nothing in those boots, but there is something
in the other pair." The custom-house official,
after an ineffectual hunt for the other pair,
asked : " Where are those other boots that havo
got something in them?" "Here," said tho
American, pointing to the pair of boots he had
on, and in which there certainly was something,
they being number elevous. As the Mexicans
have A'cry small feet, the absurdity of tho joke
caused that Mexican to keep ou smiling for
throe wholo days.
Irish 3IOSS in Woolen 3Iil!s.
From the Boston Commercial.
The wholo crop of Irish moss has been largely
bought up by two or three concerns this year,
and a firm of wholesale druggists in Liberty
square, Boston, is said to have about G,000 bar
rels or 600,000 pounds. The entire crop gath
ered in tho vicinity of Scituate, Mass., and
elsewhere, is not over 11.009 barrels. The
moss is selling to-day at six to eight cents a
pound. Ths fact that the firm who holds tho
largest proportion of this years supply of moss
are also large dealers in all kinds of supplies for
woolen and cotton mills, is a reminder that
Irish moss is being used to some extent by
wool manufacturers. The cost of oil for lubri
cating wool is a considerable item in a woolen
mill, and it is claimed that tho expense can bo
reduced by tho use of Irish mos in the follow
ing manner: In a wooden vat about eighteen
buckets of water are put and steam intro
duced into it to boil. About three pounds
of soda ash is then introduced, after which
from four to five pounds of Irish moss is put
into a bag, and the latter, well tied, placed
into tho soda bath. The steam tap is then open
ed and the water boiled for about four hours,
whilo it is stirred about once every hour. Tlie
bath takes up a certain quantity of tho gelatine
which is mado from the moss, aud varies in
strength according to its quality. When tho
mixture has cooled a little, three parts of thi3
aro mixed with one part of oil. A little prac
tice will show how much moss should be taken,
for too much is not good, and when enough
gelatine has been extracted from the bag, the
remainder may be used for the next mixing.
For 20 pounds of white wool 4 quarts of the
mixture and 1 pint of water are to betaken;
for dye avooI, 4i quarts should be taken, and 1
to 2 pints of water. Where a wool is to be used
for proportionately line count?, a little moro
oil maybe used in mixing; for instance, 4 J
quarts instead of 4 quarts for white wool, or a
littlo more water may also be added. As in
this mixture a good deal of water is contained,
which soon evaporates, it is not advisable to
make large mixings, or, Avhere moro has been
mixed than is immediately wanted, to storo
this in a cool, damp fire-proof place. Where
goods are dyed light colors in the piece, tho uso
of Iriah moss is not recommended, as the cloth
may then easily get mottled. For woolen
manufacturer's use, Irish moss would be more
valuable if washed less than it is at present
In fact, tho moss gatherers of Scituate impair
tho value of their merchandise for brewer's uso
also by washing away much of tho gluten.
A Vermont debating society will taeklo tho
question: "Which is the most fun to see a
man try to thread a needle, or a woman try to
drive a nail?" Boston Post.