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The Ward of the Nation made the Object
0 of a Joint Resolution favoring his
o Appointment as General.
A Batch of Oongressional Items Without
o The Retirement of Army Officers Creating
WASHmINTGN, December 8.-The Presi
4 dent sent to the Senate the following nomina
tions for Associate Justices of the Supreme
Court: Of New Mexico, Warren Dristol, of
Arizona, W. H. Stellwell, of New York,
of Utah, Stephen P. Swiss, of Missouri.
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An Objtect ot Charity.
WASHINGTON, December 8--Cook intro
duced a juiut resolution authorizing the
President to place U. S. Grant on the re
tired army list, with the rank and pay of
a General, as a recognition for his service.
NEW YolK, December 8.-The Tribune's
Wabhington special says that Ord is retired,
being over 62 years of age, and ordered to
Washington. The retirement of McDowell
is fully decided on. Howard will probably
be appointed a Major General.
Consa tliuotnal Amlendment.
WASHINGTON, December 8.-Morgan in
troduce a joint resolution for a constitu
tional amendment, authorizing Congress to
establish rules for all matters concerning the
election vote, and declaring the result of
the election for President. Such laws will
no be changed or repealed within the year
before election occurs in any State
FItz-John Porter Agatu.
WASHINGTON, December 8.-When the
doors were reopened Randall gave notice of
the following amendment in the nature of a
substitute to the bill for the relief of Fitz
J hn Porter: Be it enacted that the Presi
dent is hereby authorized in his discretion to
reinstate to the army Fitz-John Porter, who
was dismissed by the sentence of a court
martial January 19th, 1862. Provided;,how
ever, that such reinstatement shall give no
higher rank than Colonel on the retired list;
provided further that said Porter shall re
ceive no pay, compensation or allowance for
the time intervened between his dismissal and
Certtfic.te to a (Greenbacker.
CHicaGo, November 30.-The ribune's St.
Louis special says: Hunt, Greenbacker, from
the 9th Missouri district, has been given a
certificate of election. This ends all chances
of the Democrats organizing the House.
CLEVELAND, November 30.-At a special
election to-dclay in the 19th Congressional dis
trict, E. E. Taylor was elected to fill the
vacancy caused by Garfield's resignation.
WASHINGTON, December 2.-General iMc
Dowell will not be retired, although his com
iugeast to vote for Garfield gave great of
fence to General Sherman. The President
decides he shall remain.
NEw YORK, December 2.-This morning
the agents of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
received notice from the Pennsylvania Rail
road company that no more freight belong
pg to the former company could pass over
e latter company's road. "Consequently"
said the freight agent, we are without an
outlet for the present. -How long this
will last, cannot be stated; but it will
save merchants trouble if they will, until un
til further notice, ship by some other route.
All freight taken yesterday has been forward
ed; so merchants need be under no anxiety
with respect to that; and no freight has since
At the Pennsylvania Railroad office it is
stated that they do not intend to be used as a
convenience, and as the Baltimore & Ohio
has taken away their passenger business, they
claim the right to refuse to carry Baltimore
& Ohio freight.
The New lChinese Treaties.
CIICAGO, December 1.-The Tribhune's
Washington special says: "Two treaties have
been negotiated with China instead of one.
The first relates chiefly to the question of
Chinese immigration, and the other is a com
mercial treaty. In the first, the Chinese Gov
ernment practically leaves the subject of the
regulation of immigration to the decision of
the United States. In return for this conces
sion, some new and important commeiciat
privileges have been granted. In the second
treaty, which regulates the whole subject of
commercial intercourse, hereafter Chinese
shipping will be placed on the same footing
as that of the most favere nation. It is ex
pected that the duties paid last summer under 1
protest by:the Chinnese steamships which put
in at San Francisco, will be refunded. Within
a week, the second Chinese steamer will
arrive at San Francisco and be allowed to
enter that port upon the same terms as the
ships of other nations."
'fThe California Senaeorshlip.
NEW YORK, November 39.--The Times's
San Francisco correspondent has no doubt
of the election of General Miller to succeed
Booth. He adds: Booth's course in the Sen
ate has not increased his popularity at home.
When he was elected great things were ex
g pected of him. There was no question about
his ability or his brilliancy. But his indolence
stood as a barrier to his fame. Californians
saw with great disapointment that in the
great controversy in the Senate over the sink
s ing fund bill he allowed nearly all the serious
e work to be done by Thurman and others,
contenting himself with one or two speeches.
' To-day Booth is regarded by the inhabitants
of California as a man of splendid abilities,
but without energy to direct them to a useful
- purpose. The name of Judge Belden, of
.e San Jose is sometimes mentioned, but he will
not receive more than the complimentary vote
f of his delegation.
Counterfeit Plates Surrendered.
NEw YORK, December 2.--Plates of coun
terfeit notes and bonds, surrendered by
s Br~ckway, were to-day turned over to the
I, United States Attorney of Brooklyn, who
o said that Brockway had made these surren
iI ders and had been released upon condition
y that he should plead guilty to two indictments
against him, and refrain from ever again
counterfeiting. By taking this course the
Goverment had come into possession of in
formation of great value, the precise nature
of which he could not at present disclose.
e A Novel Locomotive.
f DETROIT, December 2.-The new and
1 novel locomotive invented by Eugene Fon
r taine, of this city, arrived from Fort Wayne,
Indiana, this morning, on schedule time,
niaking a mile a minute with ease over some
parts of the road. It is confidently expected
that it will made 72 miles per hour. Tests
with a loaded train up a grade gave satisfac
tion. Railroad men are greatly interested.
''The Morey Letter.
CmoAoo, December 2.-The Times' Wash
ington special says: John J. Davenport's
t thunderbolt proves to be the declaration that
b- Cairman-Barnum is respoisible for the
Morey forgery; that Hadley inspired it; that
Phelps wrote it, and that Barnum spirited
SHautley away when he was wanted as a wit
ness. Barnum has been watched by a detec
tive for the past month. Davenport has been
here to consult the Attorney General as to
whether Garfield could be. subpoenaed as a
The Louisiana Case.
SCHIcAGo, December 2.--Thelnter- Ocean's
3WashiUngton special says: Commissioner
Raum's special deputy to the fifth Louisana
District, where King (dem.) claims to be
elected to Congress, shows that previous re
ports of fraud and violence are sustained,
and that Lainer,(Rep.) who ran against King
is now unable to perform his duties, as inter
nal Revenue Collector, and that the state
ments of King are false from the first to the
last as regard Lainer. The reports are true
and substantially a reaffirmation of facts set
before the public by Lainer, as already pub
lished in the papers of Chicago and the East.
Commissioner Raum says that Lainer shall
return to his district and have an armed force
to protect him. Breech loading rifles have
been sent for by his deputies.
The Military Problem.
WASHIN.(TON, December 1.-It is under
stood that the chief obstruction in the way of
the army retirements favored by President
Hayes is the hostility of Gen. Sherman. He
does notbelieve in retiring men who, al
though old, are doing very well, and they
are not so old as staff officers in Europe. It
appears that there are 27 officers equal to or
above the grade of lieutenant-colonel, who
might be retired under the law as fast as va
cancies occur on the retired list. This would
promote 125 younger officers who, with their
friends, are urging that the law should be en
forced. All of the 27 except 8 are staff of
fices. It is a source of great concern to the
officers whether the President persists in his
desire to keep the retired list full, or General
Sherman's policy not to retire the men as
long as it can possibly be avoided. The gen
eral opinion about the headquarters to-day
seems to be that a compromise will be effect
ed by the retirement of about half a dozen,
including Ord, Barnes, Meade and Dun.
CHoIAo, Deceinber 1.--The Inter- Ocean's
Washington special says: It is known .that
the President is a good deal troubled over the
problem of forcibly retiring army officers
who are past 62 years of age. The laws
give him the power to retire them, but he is
a kind hearted man and don't like to exercise
this power when the officers themselves ob
ject. The retirements under considerationl
now are Ord, McDowell and Quartermaster
QGeneral Meigs.. These oflicers oppose it bit
terly, and are bringing powerful influences
to bear.-ideneral Sherman says that- if tlhe
n President would make a sweeping retiremen
1I of every officer over 62 he would say noth
o ing, but he opposes the retirement of one
e officer and leaving another equally aged
He opposes the retirement of Ord unles,
McDowell, who is older, is also retired,
McDowell is rich and a Republican, whu
traveled to the Atlantic States to vote, whii(
d Ord is poor and a Democrat, aLd did thb
impolitic thing of sending Hancock a con.
gratulatory measage upon his nomination.
McDowell is oider than Ord, and General
Sherman thinks that if Ord should be retiree
and McDowell should not it would cause dis.
satisfaction in army circles. To-day thf
President called in a prominent army offices
and talked with him about these matters.
The officer advised him to retire every gen.
eral officer over 64 years of age and then
there could be no complaint. The President
said he thought favorably of that plan.
Probably this will be done, which will si
lence the clamor.
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f The Irish Situatioi.
S PonTSMOUTH, iNovember 30.-Five hun.
a dred marines are to go to Ireland.
'T'IPPERARY, November 30.-The artillery
detachment which went to New Pallas left
their guns behind at Limerick. All the
troops withdrew from New Pallas after the
police of the garrison had been trebled.
DUBLIN, November 30.-TheGazette con
tains an offer of £1,000 reward for the dis
covery of the murderers of Wheeler. A bar
barous outrage was committed near Tralee,
on a bailiff who was in charge of a house
from which the tenants had been evicted.
A party of armed men broke into the house
and slit the bailiff's ears. The bailiff fainted
from loss of blood. A police station has
been erected at New Pallas without distur
DUBLIN, December 2.-Evidence increases
of the rapid spread of land league terrorism,
and honest tenants are becoming restive un
der it. Owners and agents say their condi
tion is worse than months ago. There is
now a universal suspension of the payment
of rents under the influence of the league.
A telegram from Waterford to a Dublin
newspaper says that arms are being sold to
an extraordinary extent, and that the whole
country is arming to the teeth. Prisoners
from four counties will be brought to Water
ford for trial on Monday next, including the
men charged with the murder of Boyd. Dis
turbance is possible.
Boycott was followed to his hotel recently
by about forty hooting roughs. The proprie
tor of the hotel received a threatening letter
warning him not to shelter Boycott.
The house of the Sisters of Mercy in Tuam
county, Galway, burned yesterday.
Governlcr R~i biiono's D)eath.
DENVER, November 29.-That the shoot
ing of Governor Robinson was accidental if
nyw evident from the post mortem exa~oine
tion, which shows that but one shot was
fired. The ball, in its course through the
door, struck a nail, split and carried pieces
of the nail with it, thus causing four wounds
which were supposed to have been caused by
other shots. There had been a disagreement
with miners a few days ago, which caused
the belief that the first report of a riot and
assassination was true. It is now known that
there was nothing of this nature whatever
connected with the affair, and the miners
deeply regret the sad result of the terrible
mistake of the guard.
Governor Robinson's remains will lie in
state at Leadville to-morrow, at Denver on
Wednesday, and then be taken to his former
home in Michigan for burial.
Secretaryship of the Treasury.
NEW YORK, December 2.-It is stated au
thoritatively here that Levi P. Morton, of
New York, will no longer consent to the use
of his name in connection with the Secretary
ship of the Treasury under Grrfield. He
has gone back to New York to enter upon
the canvass for the Senatorship.
The Herald's Washington special says:
Garfield has determined not to give the..Sec
retaryship of the Treasury to any New York
statesman. He explained that the collector
of the port holds an office paying $12,000
per annum, and through whose hands three
quarters of the customs revenue is supposed
to pass. The magnitude of this position and
its necessary relation to New Work politics
was such that if the Secretary was also from
New York, it would give to him personal in
fluence that would be greater, in his opinion,
than the best interest of the civil service
It is reported thatlSchurz, during Garfield's
Washington visit, told the President elect
that the retention of Sherman in the cabinet
is very important to the business interests, as
well as to the future of the Republican party,
and that the other members of the cabinet
would not feel chagrined at the discrimina
A diapatch from Athens says: Redowitz,
dthe German Minister, remains here 6 months
longer, which shows Bismarck's anxiety to
keep Greece wIll in hand. But in his in
fluence tie cannot pxevent war uniless Turkey
yields the ceded territory.
it NOTES OF NEWS,
The population of Alaska, as estimated by
the party sent there to take the census, is
30,000, of whom about 300 are whites, 20,000
Indians, and the rest Aleuts and Creoles.
Ben. J. R. Roberts, representative of the
Society of Friends, on the Board of Indian
Commissioners, is dead,
On the 1st inst. the Wabash road cut down
the rate from Chicago to Kansas City to $3.
The Alton and Rock Island charge $5, and
the Burlington $7.
e John T. Crawford, an eccentric old man,
r with from $30,000 to $100,000, left all his
property for building a home for aged col
ored men on a tract of 18± acres at College
Hill. One of the witnesses is dead, and the
t other, John K. Trenck, is absent in the army
somewhere in the West, so that the will can
not be probated yet.
Geo. W. Williams, the only colored mem
ber of the Ohio Legislature, is organizing a
gigantic exodus. He says a party of wealthy
- enthusiasts of New York have purchased
half a million acres in New Mexico which
7 they will colonize by a judicious selection of
t negroes in the South, selling the lands at
" government rates, giving ample time and aid
3 ing the negroes to develop their fullest ca
Assistant Postmaster General Thomas H.
Brady has purchased from A. M. Clapp and
others, a controlling interest in the National
Republican, Washington, and will assume
control in a short time. It is understood that
Brady's interests will be represented during
the continuance of his present official term,
by Hallett Kilborne.
A New York Central train jumped the
track near Lockport, N. Y., and three per
sons were injured. Heavy snows along the
3 Hudson delayed the trains.
The land league people of Boston have
sent a telegram to Parnell, asking if Ameri
can counsel should be sent over to Ireland to
defend the Land Leaguers. If Parnell sends
a favorable response, a delegation of able
lawyers will be dispatched to Ireland at once
Amang those suggested are Jere Black,
Roger A. Prior, Emory A Storrs and Matt
At the Mining Exchange the announce
ment of the death of W. C. Bud well, Presi
dent of the Green Mountain Mining Co., was
received in New York with surprise and re
gret... He left here a few days ago on a visit
of inspection to the mines in which he was
interested, and was about to leave for San
Francisco when he was prostrated by a sud
den attack of pneumonia. He was associated
with the firm of Courtright & Co.
Messrs. Stephen Hodgins, Mike Duvall and
J. J. Bowles, the parties who succeeded in
effecting the capture of Velkey, the murderer
of Charles Tacke,called at our office to.day
and informed us of the murder of Henry
Flanagan, which occurred about the first of
October last, at his cabin on the Missouri
river, near Round Butte, and between Fort
Peck and the mouth of the Mussleshell. The
body was discovered by a hunter named
Jack Brown who happened to be in the
neighborhood of the cabin, and whose sus
picious of foul play were aroused by the
discovery of traces of blood upon the river
bank. A search followed, which resulted
in finding the body of the murdered man in
an eddy of the river a short distance below.
The victim had been struck on the back of
the head with a club or some blunt instrument,
which had crushed in the skull, and the
iugular vein afterwards cut with a penknife.
An examination of the premises followed,
and the mark made by a skiff which had
landed and numerous tracks of government
shoes in the sand were discovered. Upon
the table in the cabin were the remains of an
unfinished meal, which was laid for three
persons. The murder is supposed to have
been committed by two soldiers who desert
ed from Fort Assinniboin and passed down
the river in a skiff. Flannigan had at the
time about $200 on his person, which is sup
posed to have been the motive which led to
the perpetration of the crime. The murder
ed man is thought to have a father living in
the Bitter Root valley, and it is with the
hope that his friends may be apprised of his
sad fate that the information was given.
A Berlin dispatch says: Prince Hohenlohe
German Ambassador to France, goes to Paris
on Wednesday. Count de Saint Vallier, the
French Ambassador at Berlin, gave a ban
quetlast night to Prince Hohenlohe after the
returnof the two Ambassadors from a visit
to Bismarck at Fyedechorne, where it is be
lieved a pln~ of action, formulated by Bis
marck, for European control of the Eastern
question was discussed· and Hohenilohe in
structed to consult the Firench goveniment
ona definite proposition for dealing with the
Madame Mortifound, a well known w ,
has been sentenced by default to six m, ;
imprisonment and a fine of 500: I -c r
offenses against public obals- > A