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Jonal section, providing tbat the officers assigned to
a tail duty shall not be entitled to additional rank or
jwy. Agreed to. ....
The Committee then rose and reported the bill, hot as
It wm found that the aniendmeuta agreed to In the
Committee conflicted, and aa It required time to
straighten them oat, the Hop e adjourned.
SENATE Washisctok. November 12.
Mr. Conkling arose to a personal explanation, and
referred to the publication of Friday laab in the New
.York Herald, purporting in some general sense to come
from him. It did not profess to be a report literally of
anything said by him, bat professed to be a narrative
ef a private conversation, and it disclaimed accuracy.
Aa ge nera ly read it seems to have been accepted as
onit-Uiing which had come to be known as an inter
view, lie desired (o slate that, for some month t, he
had not held an Interview for publication wllh any one,
save in one instance, and toen in regard to the useful
ness anil (services here of the dead Senator from Indi
ana. In ad other Instances he had declined to be in
tei viewed. 1 lie Herald's statement contained some
remarks wliayh be made in casual conversations
attunes. It contains other remarks whim he uever
inale at any time. Jt sscnbea to him forms of eiprea
sion quite Indefinite, to say the leant. W ords like these,
in piestuco of the gratifying and giert achievements of
tbe Republicans of New York, he was in no wood to
. Hon. D. W. Voorhees was sworn in as Senator from
Mr. Mootb was appointed Chairman of the Committee
on Patent", in place of Mr. Wadleigb, recently ap
pointed l hairnian vt the Committee on privileges and
Mr. lmvis. of Illinois, was eicnsed from further ser
vice ou Committee on pensions, and Mr. Hauudera
was excused from (urttier service on the Committee on
Transput tation Houtesto the Seaboard.
A number of bills wire introduced and referred to
the appropriate committee, among them tbo following:
HyMr. Window To establish the Department of
Commerce. . .
By Mr. Matthews-For the enforcement of indg
roenta and decrees in States other than those where
renuereil or niade.
Mr. Maxey submitted a resolution Instructing the
Committee on Milnaiy Affairs to inquire iulo the ex
pediency of constructing defensive worka oa the Kio
Grande frontier. Laid over Tor the present.
By Mr. Connver To provide for tho survey of an
Intel ior water route and canal from the Mississippi
jRiver to the Atlantic.
By Mr. Davis, ol Illinois To remit taxes on insolvent
savin its hanks.
The Vice President presented a communication from
the Piesidunt m answer to the Senate resolution, in
closing the report ol the Seertitary of the .Navy of ap
propilutions for and expenditures by the Navy Depart
ment fri'iu Match 4. 17WI, to June SO. IrtTti.
Also, announcing that a idiuilar statement for the
War Department is iu course of preparation.
Ordered printed and referred.
He also presented a communication from the Presi
dent transmittina a statement of appropriations and
expenditures on account of ainiy and navy pensions
Xioin March 4. 171, to June 0, 170 Kefrrd.
A bill was pasaed auihorieing the taking of land for
public nte at the intersection of Pennsylvania aud
Maryland avenues on tiie west front of tue Capitol.
Mi. Laurent introduced a resolutiun asking the Sec
retary of the Navy to inform the teenate if the revised
stqtuu s oonceruiuu promotions in the navy are coui-
nlkil vt'il.ti A vrHl In.
The senate then went into executive session, and
When the doors were reopened adjourned.
. HOI'E Wamhngton. November 12.
The'Army Appropriation Bill reported from the com
mute of the whole. Saturday, came up for considera
tion as toe regular order.
The first nn.eiidwent was that of Mr. Schleicher,
striking out tho cmuee pinbihiting recruitineof the
army beyond the number of enlisted men on the rolls
on the 1st of November. Concurred in.
The amendment of Mr. Culberson providing that four
cavalry reginseuts be recruited to one hundred men to
each company, to be employed in the defense of the
Mexican and Indian frontiers of Texas, provided that
nothing herein shall authorize recruiting beyond A.
00O men, was concufied In aves 133. nay V17.
The Itepublicaus voted solidly auainst the amend
ment, aud were Joined by Messrs. Giddiugs, Mills and
The amendment providing that staff officers shall not
be eutitlen to or receive any additional rank, pay or
allowances, was rejected yeas 1V3, nays 131.
The negative vote was given by the Kepnbilcans.
packed by Messrs. Blackburn, Carlisle. Cook. Harrison,
EickhofT. Mnller. Potter. V illisaud Randolph.
Mr. Ciarfleld sent to the Clerk's desk and had real a
letter from the Secretaiy of War. defending himself
. from the charges made acainst him to repaid to the
rdcrumng of soldiers f Ince the Army Bill waa before
the "Committee on Apnropria,ions. The Secretary
claims that the enlistment bf reernita is expressly
authorized by law, and. therefore. It rau be carried on
eveu in the absence of the appropriation,
nevertheless, he - had not deemed it best to
continue recruiting after the 1st of July,
Dot for want of anthonty, but because he thought it
Inexpedient to enlist men Into fhe service when there
was no moiiy to pay them. Orders bad been accord
ingly issued to stop reel nltltg after the 1st of July.
Pubneqnejiily an urgent appeal had come from
Malnr General McDowell, commanding the Milltaiy
Division of the Pacific, approved and urged by the
General of the Armv. asking for authority to enlist
recruits for cavalry regiments engaged in that depart
ment, in cairylng on the then existing Indian war.
The Secretary yielded to that appeal, and recruiting
had been for a short time permitted for that pnrposs.
The order for this recruiting was not only lawful, but
urgent ami necessary, and a refusal to make if nnder
then txmtiug circumstances, would have subjected
the Department to grave censure, especially as the
smalluessof the force engaged in that Indian war was
the occasion of the greatest do ay in conquering peace,
and of the death of many brave officers and men.
This order for recruiting had been countermanded as
aoon as the emergency seemed over, aud no enlistments
have been made sinee. The impressiou that some f,MMi
men had been enlisted recently waa an entire mistake,
growluaont of a misunderstanding of the Adjutant
. General's telegram.
A anpoieruei'tary telegram from the Secretary waa
also read, staling that the order for enlistment was
made not by himself, but by the General of the Army,
on the ftih of Jnlv.
Mr. Banning, chairman of the Committee on Military
Affairs, also sent to the Clerk's desk and bad read a
telegram received to-day from tne Adjutant General,
staling that the recrultiug returns showed 1,023 men
were enlisted since July 1, 1H77. The principal parr
had been aulisted on the Purine Coast by authority of
the General of the Army, given on the 5th of July,
to meet the exigencies of the Indian war.
Mr. Hewitt, of New York, member of the Appropri
ation Committee, criticised the (Secretary's letter, and
aald if there bad been any mistake or misapprehension
It was due to the concealment or the facts, on the part
of the Secretary of War and Jhe officers of the armv.
and to their want of candor In stating to the omumiitee
tne facta of the case. He then discussed and denied
the right asaerted by the Secretary of War to author
ize enlistments in the absence of the appropriations,
and claimed that there was no such right on the
part of tbo President. If the President bad that
power it would be a concession of every principle for
which the Anglo-Saxon race had struggled from the
time of Charles I. to tie present time. In support of
his position. Mr. Hewitt cited the imposition of the
ship moneytax by Charles I., ant) the rebellion of John
Hampden and others against the bill of rights under
William Hi., and the declaration of Judge story that
the control of tae people over the standing army was
absolute, by reason of tlie power of the House of Rep.
resentatlves to direct appropriations.
Mr. Gartleld replied that the house would compare
the candor of the letter lust read, from the Secretary of
War. with tost of Mr. Hewitt's, in such a way as would
not be unfavorable lo the Secretary. He wished to
know it the gentleman thought the President wonld
hsve dissolved the aimy because there bad been no ap
piopriation niade, or that the army should be allowed
to melt away by dtath and desertion uutil it should
become too Inefficient to protect the froutieit The
whola regular Army Bill hart been passed without a
dollar of appropriation. It stood entirely separate from
the Appropriation Bill. couareMS could refuse to ap
propriate money, but the army wonld still stand. The
law fixed the number of the army at 25.000 men. In
the great prt ssnre of danger oo the Pacific coast valiant
men had gone to the army headquarters in order to
assist in protecting their homes against the savages,
and bad been told there being no appropriation that
they wonld have to trust to the Justice of Congress for
their pay. W hen bv this means Hie country bad been
aaved. it waa haunted in the face of the Secretary of
War that he was impeachable for high crimes and mis
demeanors. He Mr. Gai field , did uot believe the ma
jority of tho geutleuieu on the Democratic side of the
Ilouas sympathised with that kiud of tala. and that
the country would set it down aa beiug made foi th
puriMkae of throwing obloquy upon the gallant army
which had done so nim-n to save the country from great
perils, it was as unkind as it waa unpatriotic aud cru
el to tho army. Congress might, of conrae. refuse to
f ay those thousaud men who b id been recruited, but
he country would then know whether Congress was
the enemy of the army.
Mr. t onger said the country knew the officers as
sailed, they nceoed no defense.
Mr. Bauiiing held that it the officers and men of the
army were without their pay. it waa tmcause the Presl
dent had not called Cenaiewa together before tbo eud of
the fiscal year, as under the Constitution he should
have done. He would vote for the present bill, but
Hot before putting on record his opposition to ino man
who had violated the Constitution by failing to call
Congress timet her before the 1st of Jiily last.
Mr. tiuimell felt bound, he said, when be beard the
wotd "coucealment" anplied to the Secretary of War.
to vindicate that official. No truer man tbauGeoige
McCrary was connected with the Government. A mine
honest man had never been counected with fhe Gov
ernment. Concealment was not pait of his nature. He
was an eminently Just, fair aud honorable man. Incon
elusion Mr. Dunnell criticised the bill aa magnifying
too much the demands of the Texas frontier, aud be
littling the wants of I ho Iron tier.
The discussion closed, and the bill passed withont
A large number of bills were then introduced and re
fer! ed, liicludiug a bill to amend the laws lu relation to
mailable matter of the tl.ltd class: existing banking
laws; designating the time for the meetiug of Couareaa
on the first Monday lu .lannaty; to reouce the number
af luiiitury cadets; for payment for alt the cotton
eized alter the 'J'.'! hoi Mav, 1X115; also, to refund the
tax ou the raw cotton collected fiom to lhtS.
By Mr. Hunter To prohibit by constitutional
tmendiuont the payment of malms aiislng out ot the
By Mr. Buckner Kor an examination of the claims
f 1 lssonrl against the I nlttd States; also, to prohibit
the sale of policy or lottery tickets lu the Diatttct of
By Mr. Phillips For the pavment of import dutiea in
legal-tender notes as aoon as they are quoted al par
with the legal-tender coin of tbo Tinted states.
Many tinls were also introduced and rifeifed for the
Improvement of harbors, rivers, Ac
Mr. Spimgei oflercd a resolution calling on the Sec
retary of stale for informal ion as to tho indemnity
paid by the Spanish Government ou account of the ex
ecution of General Kyau aud others in Cuba, in No
veniber. 187o. Adopted.
The House then adjourned.
A crazy man created a great sensation at tbe
Palmer House, Chicago, the other day. He eDtered
the bouee and ran up to the sixth floor, whence
Mr. Palmer attempted to pject hitn. Mr. Palmer.
being unable to manage him, called for assistance,
when the tnaniao leaped out of a window to tbe
conservatory, and ran np and down the narrow
edge of the roof, one hundred feet above tbe
ground below. He then Jumped to the niutu roof,
where he wasaclretl by several men. w bo bad a hard
light to keep hltu from leaping from the building
and Jumping down a chimney. He was finally
overpowered, however, and was tied und taken to
the police statioo.
Itoston Trantrript. Remark by John O. Whittier.
"I feol ooulUlent that President Hayes and Cabi
net hope to bring to this Nation, through harmony
ana peace, a general prosperity aud good will;
that he acta piompted by the purest of motives,
the noblest intentions; that those who blame bttu
to day will Mess In the future bis devotion to tbe
ji uitaictu of tb Government."
SEAT OP WAB 15 ASIA BI50B. J
a J J 1 A AlexandrqpQt
Army of the Vohradgcfca la Winter Quarters Activity
of the Kuksiana Aroand Plevna All Able-Bodird
Moatenegrias Ordered to Arms Greek (iOTenuuent
I rgeu to speedy nr Preparations.
Cosstantdtople, November 7. Colonel Valen
tine Baker has gone to Sbipka Pass.
DOBKUDSCOA CAMPAIGN ENDED.
BucnAKEST, November 7. General Zimmerman's
staff baa rented houses vn KuBtendjl. It la con
eluded from this that the campaign is over for tbe
year, so far as the Dobrudecba army la concerned.
MOVEMENTS AROUND PLEVNa.
Losdon, November 7. A Russian official dis
patch contains the following: "A squadron of our
cavalry has occupied the road from Rahova to
W'iddin. Rahova was ocoupted by 1,500 Turkish in
fantry, a part of whom, with the inhabitants,
withdrew on the approach of our reconuoitertng
On Sunday night General Skobeleff pus hod on to
Brestoveo, south of Plevna, and threw up batter
ies there. After a violent cannonade he attacked
the Tutklsh positions with infantry. The result
of tbe attack is not stated."
PEEDY WAR PREPARATIONS URGED.
Athens, November 7. Almost all tbe provincial
municipalities have voted resolutions urging
union among the political leaders and speedy
GENERAL ORDER '"TO AfTMS."
London, November 7. News is received that the
Prince of Montenegro has ordered all Montene
erins to tako np arms to-morrow.
Hukhtar Pasha Preparing for the Defense of Fris
roum Another Beport That the Hnsslans Have Pos
session of 1 hat Place Report of Deserters from
Plevaa Kb Boats to Ksisiau Ileacqaarteri Atussuui
Losses During the War C4,801 Men.
TOTAL RUSSIAN LOSSES.
St. Petersburg, November 6. Russian losses
from the commencement of hostilities to the lit
lest., 61.801 men.
THOOrS FROM TUNIS.
London, November 8. The Bey of Tunis is pre
paring s.ooo men for Turkey, the Porte paying part
of the expense.
The Porte has demanded the withdrawal of the
Servian corps of observation from tbe frontier
under pain of vigorous military measures.
Four hundred of the. principal inhabltauts of
Bulgaria. Including all the Gesboffs and their fam
ilies, have been sentenced to exile in Asia Minor,
and started in chains, under a strong escort, to day.
SITUATION AT PLEVNA.
Five hundred deserters from Plevna are report
ed en route to tbe Russian headquarters. It Is be
lieved from this and other signs that Oaman Pasha
must shortly surrender or attempt a sortie.
SrSSIAN VICTORT NEAR KARS.
London, November 8. A Russian official dis
patch, dated Kuruk Dara, November 6. says:
"General Lazaroff yesterday occupied a position
In front of the southeastern forts ot Kars, for tbe
purpose of erecting siege batteries. Tbe Turks at
tacked him, supported by a fire from the forts.
Tbe Russians beat them back in disorder, pursued
them Into Fort Haiti Pasha at tbe point of the
bayonet, infliotlng great loss, spiked their guns,
captured ten officers and forty men, and then re
tired with a small loss."
At the eloso of nine hours' fighting on tbe 4th,
at DeveBoynn. the Turks fled in complete dis
order, abandoning their camp, arms and provis
ions. Losses unknown.
RUSSIANS IN ERZEROUX.
It is reported that tba Russian bank in Paris has
received a telegram that the gates of Erxeroam
have been opened to the Russians.
. OFFICIAL REPORT FROM MUKHTAR.
Constantinople. November 8. Ad official tele
gram from Mukhtar Paaba admits the Russians
compelled htm to retreat from Deve Boyuo. It
says some officers who were panic-stricken
and abandoned several guns, will be
tried by court-martial. Tsm dlspatea concludes:
"We are now ocoapying the fortifications ot Erze-
roum, and preparing means of defense."
Another Beetlng Befneea Kukktsr and Michael
Kievea Hour' Fighting at Erxeroam Testerday
Koasiaas Driven Back with Heavy Less, Leaving
Their Dead ea the Field of Battle Tarklsh Re
pulse at Oltenltxa A Conviction lust Plevna Mast
Fall Yiittala a Few Days Turks Deserting in Largs
A umbers oa Account of Hardships. ,
MCKFITAR TASH-l STILL HOLDS ERZER0CM.
London, November 0. A dispatch from Pera
says Gbazi Mukhtar Pasha telegraphs, under date
of November 6, that be still hopes to be able to
bold Erzeroum. lie has plenty of artillery and
munitions, and large reinforcements are on tbeir
way to blm.
Constantinople, November 9. The following
telegram has been received from Mukhtar Pasha:
Erzfroum, November 9 Noon. At 4 o'clock
this morning the Russians attacked our fortified
positions at Azizie, onr troops fighting with great
vulor, repulsing tbe enemy, aud pursuing them four
or five miles from Erzeroum. The Russjerns were
totally defeated. Our trenobes are filled with
Earlier ad vices received here (Constantinople)
show tbat before this success' tbe situation at
Erzeroum was very critical. Tbe Inhabitants de
manded tbat tbe authorities should capitulate, tbe
expected reinforcements not having arrived, as
communication with Treblzond was difficult.
FURTHER DETAILS OF THE BATTLE.
Detailed reports or yesterday's (Friday's) battle,
near Erzeroum, show tbe fighting lasted eleven
hours. Two Russian columns attacked tbe re
doubts southeast of Erzeroum. One column suc
ceeded in occupying tbe block bouse, but was dis
lodged. The other column, perceiving the enor
mous loss of the former, retreated. Tbe Turks
pursued tbem as far as Deve Bnyun, but were
driven back from tbere. They rallied
and drove the Russians back again
to Deve Boyun. The Russians lost a large
quantity of arms and ammunition, but only a few
MUKHTAR I-ASIIA NOT WOUNDED.
London, November 10. Constantinople dis
patches deny the report tbat Mukhtar Pasha was
wounded In the fighting near Erzeroum Monday
TURKISH LOSS AT DEVE BOYUN.
Alexandropol, November 10. Tbe Ardabsn
column Joined Goneral Heimann after tbe battle
of Deve Boynn. The Turks lost tbere 2.500 killed,
wounded and prisoners, and a great part of tbeir
no surrender at kars.
Constantinople, November 10. All the officers
in Ears, down to Major, unanimously voted to re-,
Bitiit'j t-. .7- y
IJeot tbe summons to surrender made by the
Russians, and resolved to defend the olty to tne
BOMBARDMENT OF BATOTJX RECOMMENCED.
The Russians have abandoned Spaka and
Epolomaaka with much booty. Tbe Russians
have recommenced a vigorous bombardment of
CRITICAL CONDITION AT PLEVNA.
London, November 9. Tbe conviction Is strong
that Plevna can not bold out many days. Osman
Pasha's men ore deserting in large numbers on
account of privations and hardships. The Rus
sians have a field telegraph line completely around
Plavna, eo they can concentrate Immediately on
any point attacked.
Constantinople, November 9. It Is expected
that combined operations will be attempted by
Osman, Mehemet Alt and Chevket rash as, on
which the fate of Plevna will depend.
Tbe Porte has determined to fight to the bitter
Mahmoud. pamad Pasha is lit
TURKS REPULSED AT OLTENTTZA.
Vienna, November. A special from Bucharest
reports tbat tbe Russians have begun tbeir new
bridge at Bistova.
Tbe Turks yesterday attempted to land near
Olteoltza, but were repulsed with great loss.
UNEASINESS AT PERA.
There Is great uneasiness In Pera. Placards
have been posted In Btamboul summoning all
patriots to rise, as the Government was secretly
negotiating with tbe Russians. The placards
also urged tbe murder of Mahmoud Dauiad Pasha.
Attempts have been made to fasten the responsi
bility for these placards on ex-BuIlan Murad,
whose principal attendants have been arrested,
or, according to one account, killed. It
Is credibly asserted tbat the Damad'a illness
was caused by an attempt to poison him.' He is
now out of danger;
OFFICERS TO BE SHOT FOR COWARDICE.
Several of Mnkb'tar Pasha's officers have been
sentenced to be shot for cowardice In tbe battle of
London. November 10. A Berlin correspondent
says the Porte has corrSdentially communicated to
some of tbe Powers tbe draft of a programme for
tbe conclusion of peace.
A Pera correspondent states tbat tbere are dis
sensions in the Turkish Cabinet on the subject of
peace or war, but tbe peace party fear being
accused of secret dealings with Russia.
ALLEGED CONSPIRATORS ARRESTED.
Constantinople, November 10. Forty-efgbt
persons, in the service of ex-Sultan Murad, have
been arrested tn consequence of tbe recent con
spiracy. Murad and his mother remain at Toner-
azan Palace, but have been warned tbat it might
be necessary to remove them to another residence.
BOMBARDMENT OF rODGOBITZA.
Ragusa. November 10. Tbe Montenegrins have
commenced the bombardment of Podgoritza. Tbe
place is expected to hold out, as the principal
defenses have lately been reconstructed.
"ENCOURAGEMENT FOR TURKEY."
Brussels, November 10. Le Nord, Russian
organ, regards Earl Beaoonsfleld's speech last
nlgbtaaan encouragement to Turkey to fight to
the last extremity, but does not think tbe speech
need cause fears of other complications.
Forty of ex-Sultan Murad's servants are re
ported strangled because of a conspiracy to rein
THE PROPHET ORDERS PEACE.
The excitement is increased by a rumor that tbe
Prophet appeared to the Sultan, ordering him to
Basilaa Cavalry Dash at Tratsa, Kaar Plevaa Bevea
Thoosand n axons and Large Quantities of Stores
raptured- Knsslan Circle Aroand Plevna Contracted
to Thirty Miles.
TURKISH SUPPLY TRAIN CAPTURED.
Bucharest, November 11. The Russian Official
Dispatch says: "A cavalry detachment captured
Vratza, half way between Plevna and Sofia, Friday,
with several thousand wagons and a large quan
tity of stores. The attack was so sudden our loss
was small, though the place was defended by eight
hundred Turkish infantry and three hundred Cir
CHANGS OF COMMANDERS.
General Obroutchcff, who planned the campaign
which resulted la tbe defeat of Mukhtar Pasha,
has arrived to take command of the staff of the
Russian army In Bulgaria.
CONTRACTION OF THE CIRCLE AROUND PLEVNA.
London, November 11. A telegram from Golny
DuDrik says: "In consequence of the evac
uation of this . place by tbe Turks, the
Russians have contracted tbe circle around
Plevna to tblsty miles. The Russians have
1120,000 men sufficient to fill two continuous lines
of trenches around tbe whole position."
OSMAN PASHA'S SUPPLIES.
Five or six thousand cattle are visible In Osman
Pasha's position, and otber Indications abow that
probably be oan hold ont thirty or forty days.
8IEGE OF PLEVNA.
TURKISH ATTEMPT TO SURPRISE THE RUSSIANS.
London, November 19. A Russian official dis
patch, dated Bocot. the lltb, says: "The Turks,
last nlgbl, attempted to surprise General Skobe
leff s positions. Tbe Rnssians were warned, and
allowed tbe Turks to approach within a hundred
paoes. when tbey received tbem with a heavy fire
Tbe Turks retreated to an intrenched position.
and maintained a violent fire until 3 this morning.
TWO DAYS' HARD FIGHT.
It Is reported that beavy flgbttng, favorable to
the Turks, has been progressing at Plevna tbe past
two days. Cbefket Pasha has gone to Shipka.
Mebemet All will take command of tbe divisions
at Orchnnie. Importation of rye and flour Is ex
empted from duty by Turkey nntil March 1, 1878.
POLITICAL SITUATION IS FRANCE.
Consultation Between Marshals MacMaho and fenrob-
ert, and a Hasty Visit or flaeXahoa to Versailles ills
renditions for a Change ia the Ministry Indemnity
for All Arts or his Mnre say in a Humor mat wer
maay Advises MacMahon te Be main la Power.
THE POLITICAL CRISIS.
New York, November 103:30 A. M. A Paris
special to a morning paper, says: Tbe gravity ot
tbe political crisis here Is becoming more ap
parent as tbe determination of tbe Marshal to
yield nothing to the Republican majority in the
Chamber manifests itself.
THE REPUBLICANS INSIST
On a Republican Cabinet. The Marshal, though
illing, apparently, to take a moderate Conser
vative one, will bave nothing to do with "Radical
ism," by which term be designates even the moat
moderate shade of Republicanism. By some
PECULIAR PROCESS OF REASONING
Be bas arrived at tbe conclusion tbat the members
ot tbe three coalesoed Monarchial parties, wbo
each wish to overturn the Republic, who have each
a different candidate for tbe throne, represent
tbe cause of "order," and tbat tbose who favor
the continuance of tbe existing republican form
of Government are advocates of
DISORDER AND ANARCRT.
Any concession to tbe Republican majority
In tbe Chamber of Deputies, therefore, would
be considered by htm as a derellotion ot duty.
MACMAHON AND CAN ROBERT.
On Wednesday last the Marshal President had
a long private conference with his old
friend Marshal Canrobert, and it is
believed tbat tbe result of tbe interview may hsve
an Important bearing on the action of
tbe Cbief of the State during tbe
present crisis. Soon after tbe interview the
President, dressed en bntrgcoi$, arrived In Ver
sailles, and appeared unexpectedly In the private
office of tbe Prefect. Tbe reason of tbls sudden
UNEXPECTED TRIP TO VERSAILLES
Soon became apparent. The Marshal had been In
formed that tho Republican members of tbe Sen
ate intended to make an Interpellation, which he
regarded as the commencement of a vigorous at
tack on himself and bis Cabinet. While await
ing tbe arrival of ' the Minister, be con
versed with tbe Prefect, and the conversation
naturally turned upon the subject whlcb ed
his own mind. "Voits etes bitn ici,"Vhe
commenced. "II faut v reiler""!! you
are comfortable here, you shall
remain. Count upon me," he continued. "I may
A HOSTAGE TO THE LEFT.
But as for being its servant. never. "The Right of
the Senate, nnder tbe leadership of Baron de
Larlenty, bas assured tbe Marshal of Its support
on the sole condition. It Is supposed, of a
CHANGE IN THE PERSONNEL OF THE MINISTRY.
It is believed tbat the Marshal will oonsent to
part with tbe present Ministry on condition that
a bill of indemnity for all acts committed in fur
therance of tbeir policy since the 16th of May
shall be passed; in short
MACMAHON ENTERTAINS PROJECTS
Which he will not be diverted from by any action
of the majority in the Chambers. He will neither
omic power nor will be abandon his friends.
and among tbe latter - are numbered all
tho anti-Republican Prefects and Sub-Prefects
whose removal is demanded by tbe Left.
RUMORS OF GERMAN INTERFERENCE.
A rumor Is whispered around on tbe boulevards
this evening to tbe effect tbat a note
from Germany has been received at tbe Foreign
office, urging the Marshal to remain In power, and
advising him to seleot a Cabinet which shall be
neither Radical nor Clerical.
MEETING OF CONSERVATIVES.
Yesterday evening, after the adfournment of
the Senate, all tbe factions ot the Con
sevrative party held a meeting at the house
of Baron de Lavienty, to discuss tbe situation,
and adopt some plan of action. The meeting se
lected five delegates to proceed to tbe Elyaee and
acquaint the Marshal of tbe result. Tbe delegates'
were Marshal Canrobert, Count Daru, tbe Mar
quis Desplullles, Baron De Larlenty and M
Bocber. These gentlemen were charged to as
sure the Marshal of the support of all sections
of tbe Conservative party witbout distinction.
The Marshal replied tbat they could count hpon
him, and that he would accept the programme
formulated, namely, the defense of tbe country
and of society.
DEMAND FOR RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS,
Paris, .November 11. In the Chamber of Depu
ties to-morrow tbe Republican members for the Do
portment of the Rbdxre will present a resolution re
quiring the immediate cessation of legal proceed
ings against all deputies, and the release of those in
prison. The second part of tbe aesolution aims at
the release of Bonnet Duordier.
It is reported that in yesterday's Cabinet Conn
cil it was decided that tbe question whether
Bonnet Duordier should be released before his
election Is confirmed be left for Duke De Broglie
to settle in accordance with tbe letter of the law
Attended President MacMahon's reception at
Elyaee, Saturday evening, and the entire diplo
matic body was present.
MINISTRY RESOLVED TO RESIGN.
It is stated tbat at yesterday's Cabinet council
the Ministry resolved to resign on principle, bu
will meet the Chamber to explain its electoral
The debate on tbe Cabinet's management of tbe
elections Is expected to begin Monday.
The Moniteur says that President MacMahon
seems more than ever decided to tako the new
Ministry from tbe groups of the Right.
UEJiERAL GRANT IN PABIS.
Baaaaet by Americas Cltlzeas.
Paris, November 6. Tbe banquet given tn honor
of General Grant by the American residents to
night was a remarkably brilliant affair. It began
at 8 o'clock. Tbe guests, to tbe number ot three
hundred and fifty, filled seven tables. At a semi
oircular table, raised above tbe others, were ex
President Grant, Minister Noyee, Consul General
Torbert, Vignaud, of tbe American Legation,
Jaese Grant, tbe Marquis De Rocbambeau, M. de
Lafayette), and Mesdames Grant, Noyes, Stevens,
Linooln aud Sickles. Tbe other guests occupied
six parallel tables, presided over by members of
tbe Banquet Committee, viz.; Dr. Johnson, Dr,
Ryan, Colonel Evelyn, Rev. Dr. Bllcboock, Mr.
Vauburgben and Mr. Woods. Tbe banqueting
hall was splendidly decorated and illuminated
The Franco-American Union contributed a por
trait of General Grant, which, adorned with nags.
was hung over the principal table.
A band stationed in tbe gallery played at inter
vals, and vocal music was given by choirs fur
nished by the Director of the Italian opera.
General Grant, Minister Noyes aud General Tor
bert were In full military uniform.
Mr. Noyes. as chairman, proposed tbe following
toasts, "Tbe President of tbe United States,'
wbion was responded to by musio only; "Tbe
President of tbo French Republic," to wbloh a
similar response was made. These were followed
by the toast ot the, evening, "Oar Guest, General
Grant," which "was proposed by the chairman in
the following speech:
Ladies and Gentlemen It has generally hap
pened tbat when a groat puuiio crisis nas occurred.
sucn as a revolution lonnaepf nuenoeora struggle
for National existence, some man bas been found
specially fitted for tbe emergency- When the war
of secession was inaugurated in America a quiet
and silent man was pjrsutng aa evocation in civil
life in a small town In Illinois. As soon as the first
hostile guns opened upon Fort Sumter be offered
his services to his country, and was appointed
Colonel of a regiment of volunteers. The theater
of war rapidly extended, until It
stretched westward a thousand . miles
from the sea, across great rivers
and mountain ranges. Immense armies were as
sembled, composed of brave and cblvalrlo sol
diers, aud oommunded by able and accomplished
leaders. Botb sides nerved themselves for a
bloody and terrible struggle. Our Illinois Colonel
rose In rank until tbere was no grade sufficient for
bis reoognitlou and reward, and two new ones
were successively created. This silent man bad
shaken tbe continent with the thunder of his ar
tillery and tbe trnmp of bis victorious columns.
At the close of the war be was General In chief.
commanding all tbe armies of the Keuuhlic, which
carried nnon their muster-rolls 1.100.000 men
The Union waa preserved, and Its flag everywhere
After tbe close of tbe war he was twioe called
to the highest ottico in the gift of tbo people. He
administered the Government with moderation,
generosity, wisdom nni success. His place in his
tory as a civil magistrate will be among fhe fore
most. After mxteen years of eucb labor as few
men could endure, after such success in war and
peace as tew men could attain, be seeks recrea
tion in many lands, and opportunity to compare
tbe Institutions of his own country wltb the civil
ization and forma of government of tbe Old
World. It is our privilege to-nigbt to welcome the
irrAat anldier anrl stateaman tovthis the aueen citv
of the world, and wish for him aud his family
health and happiness. I now propose the lieelth
of tbe distinguished guest ox tne evening.
Tbe delivery of tbe speech was frequently in
terrupted by applause.
General Grant, on rising to reply, wy received
by prolonged cheering. lie aald:
Ladies and Gentlemen After your flattering
reception and the compliments m uovernor oyes,
I am embarrassed to tbauk you aa I should wish.
During tbe five and a half months I bave been Id
Europe my reception bas been very gratifying
not only to me, but also, above all, to my country
and oountrymen, wbo were honored bv If. I
tbaok tbe American colony ot Paris. I bono Its
members will enjoy tbeir visit here, as I am doing
and bope to do for some weeks yet. I hope when
you return borne you will find you realized the
benefits predicted by our Minister.
Long and enthusiastlo applause followed the
The toast "Onr Country" succeeded, and was re
sponded to by Mr. Rantoul. M. de Lafayette
replied to tbe toast of "France." He said France
duly appreciated tbe great leader and great citl
sen wbo bas honored her by his visit.
M. de Lafayette remarked that General Grant
quitted power solely to bow before tbe laws of his
country. He thanked him for visiting France, be
cause be was a great example for her, and because
France gained from close inspection. In conclu
sion, he alluded to tbe Revolutionary War, and
expressed an ardent wish tbat tbe Fronoh and
American Reonblics should never be separated
but form an indissoluble union for tbe welfare,
liberty and iudepeudence of tbe peoples.
Tbe Marquis of Rochambeau also spoke in
eulogy of General Grant.
Th toast. "The armv and navy." was respond
ed to by singing of the "Star Spangled Banner"
by tbe Italian coorus.
Mr Vnvna flnallv DroDosed "The ladlos." and
General Torbert offered "The health of tbe TTniied
States MiDister." Mr. Noyes replied brieny, end
the company then adjourned to the drawing-room.
Colonel Robert Isoeksoi.l. in alluding to the
story concerning bis father's severity, writes: "My
father was a man or great caturai teunerness. anu
loved bis children almost to Insanity. The little
seventy be had was produced by his religion.
Like moet men of his lime, he thought ooioiuon
knew something about raising children. For my
part, I tbink he should bave known better tbnn ro
place the least conlldence in the advice of a man
so utterly idiotic as to Imagine be could be happy
with 700 wives."
WEEKLY EE VIEW OF TEE KOBEY ASS
BUSINESS GE.lEBALLT 8EBI0FSLT AFFECTED
BI BAD WSAlHtB.
OVER. ONE MILLION HOGS 8 LA I' G LITER ED
SINCE NOVEMBER 1.
DISASTROUS STORMS ON LAKE MICHIGAN.
Many Vessels Wrecked, and a Number of
WALKING FOR A WAGER.
AS UNPROFITABLE WEEK.
CniCAOO, III.. November 10. Election day and
the wet and stormy season which embargoed
lake trade, and almost stagnated tbe movements
of grain and merchandise In the country, have
proven too much for tbe bankers, and they to-day
acknowledge the most unprofitable week of the
season. The wail which goes up from them Is
caught and re-echoed by various otber mouths,
and almost every tradesman loins a hullabaloo at
the hard times. A brighter sky and warmer winds
to-day are, however, compensating events, and
the outlook Is not so bad as It might be, although
the merchants and bankers do not rellBh suoh
wholesale retrogression as is shown by the clear
ing and balance sheets, even if explainable on
Loanable fufWa are plenty, and easily obtainable
by responsible parties at eight per cent. Prickers
ate asking little accommodation from tbe banks,
as they are generally pretty well able to supply
tbeir own wants. Collections have fallen off, and
cijy deposits lessened. Mote currency bas ooiue
in than gone out by at least a third. A materially
smaller amount of goods bave been ordered from
merchants, and few buyers, comparatively, have
visited the Jobbers. The latter are flguriug close'
ly, but not ruinously so, since they bave been
taught by bard experience the necessity of buying
ut a margin, and from manufacturers. Tho lum
ber voids are glutted, and tbe trade drags with
prices declining ou some qualities. Eastern ex
change is 75 premium. Cleariogs $19,000,000,
againat (26,500,000 last year.
The grain markets have presented a remarkably
steady front, aud cut-h, while still a tritlo above
tbe options, is less distant from tbom than usual
of late. Prices all around at the close were firm.
and a trifle above tbe best prices for the week,
Are continually weakening, under Increasing
heavy rectiipta of bogs, and tbe better prospect
for a large packing business this winter. Cash
rates are down nearly to tbe options, and a rapid
decline of cash, witbout a corresponding
weakness ct futures, bas marked the
course of pork to-day. A long downward
step was taken, whlcb may not improbably be fol
lowed by others shortly.
Sales of November wheat were made at 11 HH 9
1 6314, November earn at 'i!4437c. November
osts at 2i32tc, year poik at fl-i -Mall 55, cash
pork at $12 50 3:13 60, fear lard at 77iSwHo. The
closing cash prices were: Wheat tl 0G. red corn
Uc, oats 2io, rye EAo, barley 6SJ30, pork f 13 7,6,
.. RECEIPTS AND SHIPMENTS.
. Receipts for the week: Wheat, 657.000 bushels;
corn, 611,000 bushels; oats, 309,000 bushels. Ship
ments: Wbeat, 712.000 bushels: corn, 602,000 bushelp;
oats. 291.0C0 bushels. Receipts same time last
year: Wbeat, 6C6,O00 bushels; corn, 417,000 bushels;
oats, 152,000 bushels. Shipments: Wbeat, 302,000
smahels; oorn, 1,015,000 busheU; oats, 263,000
There is little worthy remark in these figures,
except tbat they would have been much larger
but for universally bad roads.
Since tbe first of November Chicago packers
bave silenced 110.000 bogs, against 94,000 for the
same ponod last year.
Has been unsettled and lower, selling down to
tl 05?5. but closing at 11 06.
STORMS ON LAKE MICHIGAN.
The week bas beeu proliflo of lake storm- Time
and again Lake Michigan has been lashed into
fury, and has put tbe sleepless sailor into fright
and fear for bis life. Early in tbe week tbe wind
sent the waves washing up and down our shores
wltb terrific eflecr.but without deadly result, since
its ravages were confined to tearing off huge
chunks ot real estate, dismasting and dismantling,
vessels, carrying oft deck loads, and compelling
all hands on board to lash themselves to tbe masts.
Many a good vessel was driven ashore, and not
less than a bait score have gone to pieces or sunk
in mldlake, but none hsve conedown with crews,
nntil yesterday, the Magellon did, as chronicled lu
your dispatches. This schooner bad.it now ap
pears, eight hands aboard, including Captain Jes
sup, her commander. He was a Canadiaa from St.
Catharines, and . Is well known all over tbe
lakes and highly respected. Particulars
of tbe sad affair are necessarily
wanting since the disaster. The disaster must
have occurred at night, and in an out of tbe way
part of tbe coast, between Two Rivers and Ocouo-
mowoc. Thcro is cot a doubt that every soul on
board perished, although but twobodles hare been
discovered. She bad ou board twenty thousand
bushels of corn from this port, and was fully lu-
Tbe large schooner Brldgewater is reported
ashore neat Petomky, Michigan, and scuttled. In
order to prevent greater disaster. Her cargo is
valueless, but she may yet be saved.
Tbe Captain and crew of tbe schooner VTCtna,
with 537 tons of ore, from Escanaba, wero rtrlTeu
to the rigging of tbat vessel to escape being
washed overboard. In the vicinity of Green Bay
Tbey were taken off by a tug, after twelve hours ot
Tbe pleasure boat Mary, of tbls port. Is reported
to bave been in great distress near Muskegon dur
ing tbe storm yesterday morning, sod al
though tuns bave been sent out to find
her, no trace has yet been discovered. Sir bad
six men on board when she left Muskegon. Fears
are entertained tbat tbe schooner Two Katies bos
gone down, as she was waterlogged yesterday, and
drifting at the Dicrcy of the wind and waves.
These are only a few of the many Items of tbe
kiud tbat will adorn the marine columns of the
olty Journals to-morrow. Altbongb the f-tcirm Is
now over, the water Is still pounding heavily tbe
craft that are unfortunate enough to be out of
PERILS OF WORKMEN AT "THE CRIB."
To-day tbirty-tbreo men, wbo have been en
gaged In repairing "tbe crib," are weather bouud
tbere, and oame very near starving to deatb. No
vessels daring to come within landing distance of
tbem, and no provisions being obtainable, tbey
were full thirty six hours without food, and de
spondency began to manifest itself. B jt a tug
finally managed to reach tbem wltb provisions.
Tbe great difficulty of landing food, however,
warned tbe seamen not to attempt to take them
off, and tbey are still waiting for the water to get
Into calmer moods. They may possibly gettn to
John Ennis, a vaunting young amateur pedes
trian, wbo bas been urging the cham
pion O'Lcnry to make a trial of
skill, bas finally succeeded In arranging a walk.
and this morning at 4:20 tbey started off 111 the
Exposition for a hundred mile tramp, at tsooa
side. No time Is set for the completion. O'Leary
was in good condition, and Ennis was rather sick
at bis stomach. At 11:15 O'Leary was eleven miles
ahead, walking with ease, alacrity and vigor. He
made bis first forty-one miles lu eleven hours and
forty secouds. Ennis took long rests quite fre
quently, and at 3 o clock bad walucd thirty-six
miles with admirable pluck; while bis opponent bad
made fifty-fire miles In nine hours fotty two min
utes and thirty seven secon Js, the quickest time
Precisely at 12 o'clock O'Leary completed tfce last
lap of the hundredth mile, having made tbe entire
distance in nineteen hours, fifty-nine minutes and
forty seconds. At the close he waa fresh and hap
py, and conscious of his glory and the $506,
whlcb was a bona fide bee Eonlt was played out
physically, and bad been off the track for some
time. At the finish be made only fifty -four miles, and
took seventeen hours, forty -five minutes aud
forty-five seconds to do it in.
QUARTERS ASSIGNED TO HIM OK BED
His Pledge of Good Conduct oa British Soil,
Threats to Return and Fight Americana
New York, November 9. A Fort Walsb letter
dated November 1, says Sitting Bull's future home
Is to be on Deer River. He and his band will be
securely guarded by police, but the most efficient
watch over him will be that of his neighbors
tbe Blackfeet atd Piain Ores.
The Rod Deer River Is much favored by buffalo
and smaller game, and Slltlug Bull will And good
markets for tbe skins at tbe Hudson Buy Com
pany. Three days ago be was told by Colonel McLeod
that be was to hold himself in readiness to move
to bis new quarters; that the Queen bad, through
her servant at Ottawa, provided a good homo for
blm where he could live in peace. Sitting Bull
made an eloquent reply, saying: "I came to you
In the first place because I was being bard driven
by the Americans. They broke their treaties with
my people, and when I rose up und fought, not
asaiust them, but for our rights aa the flrdt people
on this part of the earth, they pursued mo like a
clog, and would have bung me to a tiee. They are
not just, 'iiiej tlnve us into war and tlien seek
to punish us for figuring. That ia uot lionuat.
ihe Queeu would not do that."
After thanking the Curcii. be snid, "Tell her that
I will be a good man; mat my peoplo will bo ttood.
I will tako my peoidn to the Ked lit er country,
and now I declare before you that I will not iiiiiku
tiny trouble or annov you. or give Diilu tn tho
Queen. 1 will be quiet. I will neve rK'lit oil ymir
nl utilexs yuu uik me to belli you. Then I will
llht. l'luce mu whoro you like. I will be at peace
in Canada. But you, wuo ate brave soldier.", and
not treaty breakers, tlneves and murderers, vou
would think uie a coward if I did not dio fighting
the Americans. Therefore, while I go to Rod Hour
now to livu ot peace ;ier tho speaker almost
shrieked I will uomo buck when my braves are
strong, or. if they will not come with me, I will
roiiiu uionc ami tight tho Ainericiiiis ttut il death.
You I love and tested; them I bate, ami your
Mueen's soldiers would despise 1110 it I did not
bate them, 'i n.it is all. 1 uui ready to go with
you to the Ked lerr."
Tbo Blackfeet Indians say they won't stand any
nonsense Irom the Hiuux. The Nez IVrce. who
tied here tietore Joseph's surrender, nearly all re
turned. They attempted to ruat between this
post and the Runes, but wero warned off; somo ot
them erossed tbe mountains Into British Colum
bia, probably wnli the Intention of Joining their
old ml lei, tne Okauogan.
The World's Fort Wulli special says: When Bit
ting Bull was ordered to move to Red Kiver.be
made an eloquent speech, signifying a icady com
pliance, and unending fealty to the Queen. Ha
promised tbat when his braves were Strong, ha
would return and fight the Americans until deuth.
On leaving tbe Fort Sittine Bull wept.
zvn :e 22: 1 c o .
I.ERDO ATTEMPTING TO GET UP A WAR PKTWEESI
THE UNITED STATES AND TUB DIAZ OOVtON
MF..NTS. St. Loris, Mo., November 11. Late advices
from El Puso say it Is now believed tbat there
were a number of emissaries of Lordo In the
band of Mexicans which crossed the Itio Grande
about two weeks ago, and bad a fight with tho
Indians on Texas soil. While ostensibly following
tbe Indians tbere seems 10 be no doubt that the
real object of these Lerdolsts Is to stir up a new
revolution, and, if possible, overthrow Diaz. This
band of Mexicans bave not left yet, and are In
triguing and doing everything In their power to
precipitate war between the United States aud tne
Diaz Government in bope of overthrowing tho
latter, and again obtaining power for themselves.
It is said Lerdo's agents are very active all along
the Rio Grande and are also plotting wilhln tho
army of Diaz.
IMMEDIATE TBOl 11I.B Ari'REHENDVD.
General Hubbard, of Texas, returned to Austin
yetterday to consult wltb General Ord aud Ueu
ersl Steele, tbe latter of tbe Htute forces, regard
ing tbe present state of affairs ou tbe frontier.
Major Jones, .of the Texas battalion, at El Paso,
bas telegrapbed to the Governor that lmmedlatn
rouble Is apprehended, and tbe Governor has
been solicited by a number of persons, especially
nitlitla ofTloers, to participate In the con nut if the
Federal Government will not.
Tbe United States troops on the Rio Grande are
distributed as follows: Fori Brown, 700; Ringgold,
Ova companies; Fort Mcintosh, one company;
Fort Duncan, four companies; Fort Clark, near
Eagle Pass, Ave companies. Two thousand Texas
militia, under Brigadier General J:imes, are or
ganized aud ready 10 uiurob across the Rio Uraude.
Tbey only want tbe ford.
New York:, November 12. I'lerre Lorlllard
offers to match Parolo agnlust TetiMronek. or any
borso in tbe country, for frooi tlo.oot) to ixi.OM tor
a race of two or three miles, in Jorotna Park
or at Louisville. Mr. Harper snrs be
will not muko a niatcb or bet a dollar on ntiv horso
be owns, but has ai.-reuil to let i'rico II. McOrath
aud other turTmeu in Kentucky, huve control of
TcuBrcerk to match him against Parole, or any
other horse in the country, for a race 011 Ihe Louis
ville oourso next Spring. Mciiratli nfid others
say thoy will make a tnaton, as '.hoy are very con
fident TenBroeck can heat Parole.
Senator .Morton's Will.
Indianapolis, November 10. Tlie will of the
iato Senator Morton was admitted to probate to
day. It is a document such as any man might
dictate, but aa It relates to an Iiluslrloiisdeaduiun,
it becomes a document of publio lntortst, and 13
glvtu In full herewith:
I. Oliver P. Morton, of the city of Imlisuaiiolis, ia
tlie'tttatenf Indisnu. lo make aud pulili.ih this a 1 uiy
butt will and teittanient:
1. I devisa aud bequeath ali my esute, real, per.
snnnl, chosen In action, ami property of -very kind
whatever to uiy nar wifn, Lucinna M. Morton, and her
belrs aud assiirus forever.
'I. I leqnrst my said wife to pay one hundred dollars
to Anna Maria Hurt.
X I rcquust my saM wife to hsve my son, Oliver T.
Morton, to complete bis colu gtute fwliirutloit, ami to mi
film it .loin so. and also tn the study ot the firt,feion
lie muv select: ana also to aid my sou W alter to com
plete hii st mites.
4 1 request my salil wife to ren'.r sneh anilatiea
anil aid to out children as she. In her Jtitigmont ami oim
cretlon. tn iy 'e('iu neressm y and proper, h!ji boiiig too
solelmlKe of what aid sIihII he rendered.
C. I request tuv said wife to rivo siie.b alatanra fo
Baruh K. tlill. IIhcIi.kiI E. Meott and Mmy K. Uurbunk
aa she in her JiuiKiiieut imtr think rirht-
0. 1 request luy said wife u glv to V. ni. It. Hollowsy
andjohn A. Piulmnk omn u-nuniontui nt n,v njarl
and appreciation of their unlfoini kuoiiM ut nin.
7. I request that uiv snid wiie. niluiiuirler my est.it 1
for the common bem hi of herself Hint Uiv tlneti sous.
John. Waiter and Oliver, as fur aa lu her judgment alio
can (lo su.
8. I make no bequest to Mrs. W. It. Hollowny, lie.
cause she ueeds none, but lay love for her In nouu the
R 1 request my said wif to give a fine, copy of Wc!i
iter's Inctlonsiy to Kddl Morton llolioway, und ulnu
to Oliver Mnrit;n ftcott. ond also to Seymour ncott
ID. I request my s:iid wife to aire copr of lliv.mt's
Collection of poems to Mary Hiiibaitk, aud ais-t tu Jonlo
H. 0111, sua aiso to AiarirureTTjt fcoi7,
11. I request niv said wile to pay 10 Mrs. Abide Cald
well one hundred dollars.
II. It Is toy d-sirts that tnv old friend Jcsso P. Stride!!
act ss attorney for my estate.
13. I reunesi that no bond or Inventory of my esta.e
be reqnlred ol uiy executor.
14. I unnotnt my near wife, Luclnda M. Morton, ex
ecutor of this will.
Witness my hand and seal Ihls VJth lny of n. ;:'ii-
ber. 1M77. Ol.lVhll I. M0I1TKN.
Attest: Jesse P. Bldflell, W. Clinton rhiitiip.,011.
The estate of Senator Morton 1 viil""'! fit nlioiit
50,ou). and is deviKcd absolutely to .Mrs. Morton
and family. 1 1 is understood that t!ie tiiMiiuuro
above written is the last time that Scuat'jr Moi lon
wrote bis name.
It is said that (here is in the forests of the De
partment of I.oreto. In I'm 11, a sin cica of truo
which the natives cull the "rain tree," winch pos
sesses Ihe remarkable property of absorbing an
Imuicuto quantity of moibture from Ihe atmoM
pfcere, w: ich is afterward poured forth from it
foliago in a perfect shower, so that In nriuv '"
iu its vicinity the f round Is con verted Into a bof.
It possesses fhM rurmus properly in Its givi'oil
degree 111 summer, wii'-n the river J ure at thtir !o
est aud water most ccarco.