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Tb A eh or aad ib oak.
Id union there Ii treo(lb In strength
there Ii efflclcncyi la cmcltney there U me
cut. Bat whit ars we to expect In orr-sn-liaUom
where In pUce of harmony there U
found acrlmonft la pUee of concord, die
cord i where enmity topereedei comity, and
111 will foodwUlt We lotlte the ear tie it
attention of thoie who consider natty sin
tUI to liability to the present condition of
that guardian of oar commerce, the nary.
Taailae aod staff are ths walli of a home
dlTlded against Itielf. Vtbjl The otnciri
of the line are edacatad at jrreat ezpenae by
the GoTeroment to rooiraand, to watch,
narlffate, and to flht our naty. They do
command, oari ate, watch, and fight It.
We cannot be too grate fill to the hraro men
who hare to often caused our facte to Haiti
with the pride of victories on the seas. Dot,
hiring all the Ganger, and reaping Tory
little of the glory, U the patient, tolling
staff. Tbelre te the eoleran reipooilblllty
for human life, the eacrod trait of the na
Uon'e floating coffers, the subordination of
eteam, the care of moralltj and Immortal
sools. These dutlei and roipooilbllltlee
hare been deemed eneotlal to the wel
fare of aeries. To be fitted for tbeae dotlee
the etaff mail be duty educated, ibe ofll
cere composing It Ire not educated at Qor
eminent expense, bat eater the serrlce ripe
for action In the moit difficult flelde for
thought and usefalarsi. Suppose, now,
that Congress ehould establish. In connec
tion with the tiara, school, annlTertlty, and
there train Its midshipmen to become sur
geons, paymaster, engineers, and dlrlnes,
would the fact that these mldehlpmen had
been to trained be any reason why they
ehould enjoy lets rank, and recelre less pay,
than thoee who had not been eo instrnc led I
Yet here Is the case. Side by side la oar
nary stand beardleee boys from the naral
school and gray-halred gentlemen of the
etaff the former outranking the latter.
The etaff officers ask for no command.
They hare a few subordinates la their mt
eral depart menu, whose legitimate duties
they alone know how to prescribe. These
they may desire to control In the strict line
of professional dnty. They simply wlih an
equitable chare or the rank and prlrllegee
which Congress has eo Urlihly showered
upon the more farorcd line. When Con
gress created the new era do of admiral.
commodore, lieutenant commander and en.
Iimb Ik tnai .. .11,1 I. hal l..m.a . ....a-t.,
.. v - - - -
sign In the navy, did It not lutend In tplrlt
to confer upon the SUIT corresponding rank?
For a number of years, whea the great
struggle for liberty and the life of our coon
try was In progrcts, and when rettr strifes
were swallowed op la the great conflict, the
tuff did enjoy the rank It dealred and de
eerved without the ellghtett subversion of
good discipline. Mr. Stevens has devised a
bill to regulate naval rank which merlu the
earnest, conscientious thought of every man
In Cougtess and oat of It, having the falure
welfare of the navy at heart. Thle bill doee
not atuck the Trenury. It calls slmpty
for something like equality. It Is a rebnke
upon thoee who would seek to eaUbllsh an
aristocracy behind the srgts of liberty.
The ITeetern Union attonepoly tmal
Ike Telet-rapb flirlstera.
Notwlthitaadlng reports to the contrary,
It appear that the etrlke among the tele
graph operators Is not at all at an end. Lau
Information from the West, Including PliU
burg. Chicago, hod Bt. Loult, and from the
Booth and Southwest, Including Memphis,
LouUvUle. New Orleans, Texas, and other
polnu, U to the effect that the strike still
continues, with no prospect of surrender or
compromlte. In Philadelphia It U affirmed
that "the strike la iiAt, aft Mp t an m4
previously sUUd In some quarter. A
FhUadelphU paper of yeaUrday says the
strike "not only continue, but stow
stronger everv oat." in Nw Ym-w ih.
strikers remain Ann, with no Indication! of
eorreudering, their vacancies being lmper
fectly supplied by women and "pirate
bT bn dl-
mined tot Incompetency or for Improper
practlcee. The ltoatton here may be com-
prenenaea at a glance Dy reading the fol low
ing dUpatch from the tnperlntendent of the
WetUrn Unloa Compaov la this cltyi
"TO ALL OWICBS IB TUI OlTTI Btfuie lUlU
via tor iu poioti ouin or Kienmona
"J. O. llurcaxaw. Sud'L'
Thle Is concloilve evidence that the trou
ble rtoutn or nicnmond sun exlsu, and no
doubt the same may be tald In regard to
olhsr polnu e, matter which the company.
ui wuiHM uwi uvt cars m uare Tentliaiea.
It 1 important here to ute that the labor
unions In thU dtv unanlmoaslT anttaln thn
strikers, and have already Toted thtm mn.
piles of the eloews of strike as well as of
war to cnaoie mem 10 now out. It u ex
pected that the eame action will be Uken by
.as vui uuiuua u(uu(uuuij vne CDUQtrJ,
and In the end It mav be found that tha tu.
graph operators' progressive movement of
bo-aay mi assume a aegree or imporUoce
which will make, luelf both felt and re-
Now, what Is the cause of all thl commo
tion and all thl dlarnption In one of the
moet Important elements of our bailee and
tocUl relation T It may be explaloed In a
few words. It Is the result of the grasping
rapacity and unbridled tyranoyof ooe of the
moat gigantic monopolies that ever over
thadowed enterprise in the clvlllxed world
the Weaurn Union Telegraph Compaoy.
Let ue for a moment look at Che extent of
this ponderous machine a machine moved
and manipulated by the hand of a few
greedy caplUUaU and mllllouaVret. From
the official records we flad that or the 4,011
public UlegrapU office In the UnUed State
the WeeUrn union numbers S.4C9. and all
the rest. Including the Franklin, Atlantic
and Pacific, Paclne and Atlantic, and Bank
ers and Brokers lines, the balance, or only
Ave hundred and forty-five office. The
number of miles of line In active ue Is as
follow. Wesurn Union Company, 53.009,
all the other, Including connection, 17,600,
giving the Western Union the enormoue pre
ponderance of 34,509 mile telegraph wire
In operation la the United Stale i and, not
content with thl TUan-llke monopoly, It 1
now ehuffliog around the lobblee or Coogreas,
lo UiAwanilUee roomst In the cosev pPlvate
quartere of members for a new deaf with It
already stocked cards for another little game
of exclaslvs telegraph privileges, area to the
abftorptloaof all the Atlantic cable reach
lag oar chores. la short, having checkered
the territory of the United BUtes with lti
taTalrpTlh taAlata al n A aavlam I. -..- aA
- 'C- .fwavw cuh "lie.. It uun IOCRI ID
girdle the earth with lu galvanic wltbea.
We ak. In all earneitnett, 1 It not time
Congress Inter nosed it authority to check
the growth of thle mammoth monopoly?
We have eeen that It doet not betluie to
throw Into confusion the entire builneae of
lb country by an obatlnaU adbealon to an
arbitrary determination to reduce the ala
rleeof a few poorly paid operator. If It
does not stop to do these arbitrary thing la
1U present wealth of money and Influence,
what may we not expect when lu powers
shall be still farther augmented, when It
locks not only the Uod, but oceans within
Us embrace! Oar readers haro remarked
that great care has been taken by the com
paoy to keep the Washington office well
applied with operators pending the preeent
difficulties. ThU dodge Is traoipareot.. It
s to Impress members of Congress with tlie
idea that It affair are not la disorder) that
It Is not tyrannical to lu employee t that lu
usefulness to the community It not Impaired,
and that everything 'connected with lu In
ternal machinery li moving like clockwork.
We admonish members of Con great to
keep their eye open, and not allow them
eelves to be hoodwinked by this or any other
tubterroge or the company lobbyleti lo
Washington or eliewhere. We urge them
to go straight forward lu the work of esUb
Uaulog a cheap and comprehensive potul
telegraph eystsm under the direction of the
Government, thereby relieving the people of
axorblUnt Ulegraph tolls and a worthy
class ofthe community from the opprualou
of, tyrantcalaod nnicrupulous monopoly.
Meanwhile, at everything now teems to In
dicate, the strikers movement will continue
to progress, and eventually, we repeat ,
make luelf both f.lt and rospected. .V. 7.
CoNflicT-wrr proposes to pass a law re
trletlng People from procuring divorcee on
til they Uftve ben married at least two
rA?IL "' coirrctioir says hs re
lori i" -r 0rJ,ri ywir from Qowa Vlc"
It mi been proposed to Increase the Rev.
n,? .. rd Uw6"' salary five thou
Tni CLZRICAI.EI.OrEH EXT CASE.
netara f tlia ll.Tara Tory l.rljr
TrxMr Attack kr Ok Ipea
Miter .tike TTrtd-A mikl la
tba Italia.. llama-A letter from
Kr. Caalta-na Adaaila Uallt, ml
laailaa H.ay Cb.raT.a.
The mkterlon. alonemant nt H. ffnH..
yuoae, 01 wnicn Tcaieraar w. gaT.tn.
fa pi1 a an' 4 tea alMHan.laaa. aeri- .
jame, Terr nearlY terminated In a tragedy
lait erenlof. Th report which wai put).
"I aauu U WIVHaUIMDCBI LIMI 1 Ii aT IM
.... iniui) rrtrta it touuiy con
tradicted by the parishioner of Mr. Cooke
In Flashlnr and Mermaranatk-. Kfh nm
might be refnted particularly, for the facte
dentine them wera famished toDorrTv.rUr
by representatives or those congregation.
Not a word of scandal, not an Intimation of
m uiaaonoraDie nature, au erer oeen ai
tached to Mr. Cook' name until this sad
occurrence. The attack so viciously made
was calculated to aggravate the grief of two
famine, already sufficiently great, and to
DiKCEOQ oi coiracusr 01 a man woo nas al
ready injared himself beyond repair. If the
credulity of the people Is equal to the Inven
tion! of those who contrived the scandal,
no doubt all this has been cOVctcd.
Miis Johnson reta.ned to her home yes-
icraay areaing, aooai ore o ciocz, ana
about the same time Mr. vooke registered
hti name as air. Daly at French's Hotel. At
about elx o clock in the evening Mr. Drown,
a son of rani R. Brown, and an Intlmata
friend of Mr. Cooke, toai the latter oppo
site the Aitorllouse, and walked with him
up uroaawar a lar at uona street, ait.
Cooke was fiercely agitated In manner, and
drew his pistol four timet, and suddenly re
turned It to his pocket, lilt morement
were very nervous, and he exhibited a
stranre excitability of temper. Mr. Brown
sought to calm him, and atkad him to go
an to a ratianrant and take dinner and n-
Joy a emoke. Mr. Cocke declined the Invi
tation, saying he had eaten nothing, and
did not detlre to partake of anything, H
a tea Mr. urown w wun mm to the
uoruomce, ana ne would "tear the editor
to p'ocee." Finally Brown appointed a
meetlog with Cooke at a later hour la the
eveolag, and they eeparated. Mr. Cooke
proceed! to his house, and, entering the
room, hie wife saw the revolver, and fright
ened lest he might do deiperate Injury to
himself, stnt Into the church adjolnlog for
some one to come Into the parsonage. Mr.
Carter, a trustee of the church, want In.
and, eogaglng Mr. Cooke In conversation,
quietly abstracted the revolver from hU
overcoat, which he had left on the tof-v.
Suddenly Mr CoOke left the house and ran
twlOIy down Third avenue-, and escaped Mr.
Carter, who panned aim. It seems he went
to the lT"orW office, and remained outside
the buUdlei some time, when he entered lha
counting-room and assailed an editor of that
paper. Cooke was ao weak at the time that
he wae hardly abla to stand, and did Utile
more than shake him roughly.
Dciora proceeding 10 violence, ne intro
duced himself to the editor by announcing
kaeeA. uee. AaabBAAV Tl 4a WWVKV. A1A VaAAtiCI We
called In, who conducted him to the Second
wet fht afallAn-YiAiiea Ttia aAIIaa af Tr. .
mat an ntmt ws woote. aq omccr wat
ward sutlon-bonae The editor of TJu
nru loarta a complaint ag-alnsthlm for
aaaanlt, hi name we booked, and he wa
locked up la a cell. The eapUlo left order
that no ooe ihonld eee him. The eloping
party have been In an adjoining city, and
have eeen the papers each day. Mr. Cooke
said last evening that all report of Indis
cretions heretofore, as pabllihed lo Tht
World vetUrdav mornlnr. are ilea. a&l nn.
dr these scandal, that have been Imposed
npon taa pnouc, Liooae teem moet to smart.
Cooke also aays that he returned Mtss
Johnson as purs, as far as he U concerned,
as a babe.
Mrs. Cooke told our reporter last evenlnr
that her husband, the night before he left,
took a dote of laudanum and chloroform
which wa enough to kill, and he awakened
his wire and told her he thought he had
poUoned himself fatally. She resuscluted
him. and beirced him never to touch it
again, but he said he would gorraiylf he
did not Indulge In thoee opiate.
ue naa uccu panatung oi ineee drugs for
a long time past, and has betrayed a ner
vousness of manner quite anUgonlBttc to hie
nature. Bo marked haa been the change In
hie demeanor that many have referred to tt,
and Inquired of him what so troubled him.
we answer was tuat neuralgia was earning
him great pain. Last evening he said to hi
wlfet "Oh. everv ona haa aeeerud hum I
havonot a lngle friend left.' Thle belief
seemed moet to perpiex mm.
On Toeadav evenlno- If r. CeoVa vu
on Broadway, enterlnr a clsrar store, and
after purchaslnir and lla-hUne a cWr h
walked out and atood on the curbstone a
iew momenu,wnen ne noug the cigar away
and walked hastily off. He has moved
fcUl H..,k .W. vUjj ! tau iafcam tt
extraordinary measores to concearhtmself.
Ill speech u disjointed and hU tboughu
Ml Johnson haa been entlral na,l
since her return, and the pareou say that If
it i proven taai ene u. as Air. uooke savi.
aa pure as ever, efforts will be put forth to
Bare toe matter speeauy quieten.
Reports which showed that Miss Johnson
was more loan imprudent la &er relation
with Mr. Cooke are strengthened by further
uiuroiaueu irora uu wue. wnen air.
Cooke first entered on hi Daatorata in fi.
enth street, and before his wire had become
acquainted with the parishioners, Ml John-
uu umu v vu.ai iua panoaasa turougn toe
basement or the chnrch and tha map n.
trance of the house, aud go into the parlor
auu u.7 ga tae piano, wita a view or at
iractlnz her pastor to the room.
At first Mrs. Cooke asked her husband
wnai u meant, ana ne said ha did notknnw.
She went down Into the parlor, bnt tho
you og lady escaped by the rear entrance.
Tor tome time Mrs Cooke did not know
who soe wa. one pretended a great lore
for Baldwin, the son, and the week beore
toe eiopement, in coming out or the church,
she threw her arme about the boy's neck
and said she was very triad to j him. The
day before she leftehe passed the parsonage
and bowed verrcraciouslv to Mrs. Cooket
thlt wa the last that aha aaw of her. Ur.
Johnson told Mr. Cook that he had noticed
a little flirtation between her huaband and
nu aangnur, not ne thought very little of
tt, and laociea teat sue woum soon cease to
nrasre in it. Mr, uooka told him that h
did her a great wrong In falling toUll her
that. She feels confident that she could
nave crusnea it an in the beginning.
We have received the folio win Uur
whleh telle lu owo story, and which we
Print Precisely aa It reached na i
To iki Ldilw J&t rrUn-3lrt Will yon
Xtrethe worJtofe erlnlaat a pte lo your
olunoat Ida not ask to eituta myatlr oh
oo I I only wlih the Tacra to be kaowo. If
I eoalil odIv write, I would "a plalo. uttrar
nlahadtalsndsllver, but nyhsad and my heart
hurt tne so that I eaaaot.
On this day tb youoi lady will he returned
to her hom. aa r and maud aa whan I flrai
war. DoiDiitiis wtia ne aa ktiiitii
ui aoara w aie aot ttiu tkl. but mv
wretched heart staeg ne at the beainnUr.
ana mi oniyaeiir l to repair (a urea Ictaj
lurujjuiiiflin ugoi V ail DT lflDOf q
3uwu id -.u o ib snuran qui ma
meed blot" will ntnr out. rRnut ihA
biota, iktjr were esed by thesaapplaf of the
I wish that I eoald write, but I eaeeet Mt
me make a few staUiaaett. and for Qoft sake
lit. Hid not I ktthtnot aadueail Mln Jahm.
ton. iribad. why thould I brief htr bakl
wa Tiiiata aaouf a 10 ruin ser, would i
not tr beeo vlllala eanuf h lo keep htii II
l do rear of peraoaal Injury that pronptetl
fbi taAaAnBA f aAa.aJ k.a a. .2. A 7. A - jr mm
hoae, and I ana bask bow, aad ready to Dy
ay pwoalty the family may require, only don't
! mimjvvag f ini near m mr inaamuta aa
the papera say I am a wtf. It mutt be remem
berfHj that wolrai a it a.
Id. 1 iintt eorraipoad with her when In
Sd Jii'ttfrvlilUdtb school until the day
we loft the city '
4th. I was oTtr la en aitlfoatlOQ house
with .bar or any on else In my life.
th No "pentMhlavea" hare blaokmalled
me, and I defy and shallsoi any llvlaf man
or woman to lay euthl against my ehsraelrr
alne 1 hare btso a minister or the Uoapt If
anybo dy paeeMhleTea or any oo else hare
letter of lalae, let them publish thsm. As I
hope for m tray no, I doaTi hops for aoyi but
oa my fuX oa ererythlaa; that men hoU
aere, eren the most depraved I swear tt U
I bare done wlakadly eaouih, but donU
paint tne blaeker than I am. What I was
before 1 entared the ministry oufht not to
dam re my sharaeteror reraelty now Many
actor are better than I am, aod bcoamal
hare turned out a reprobate, that la oo reason
why tilth vlllalnoua tirades should ba
launched against the Ohurch If I could be
Ore nsloutes la the presence of the man who
wrote, the report la the WqiU I would be sat
UBedd My chlcfest aoilety Is sbont the youne UJy
Oh, 1 m esrlala that those who knot me, who
hare lcen Intimately ooooccteil with me, will
bt II etna me, I aererdld wickedly at Mamaro
osek'tr tluahlar. I don't wonder ihsy write
so, foe a mao who would do what I hare done,
It U fry natural to tuppoi would do any-
UonM undsritead thai I am trying lo eicuie
mjself, 1 am net I want acAher pity nor
rnsrc;, Let that be understood perfectly
Sf y again, the youog lady la pure as snow,
and I an ready to do eoytblnr that will tend
to eoaftrtu my aiaertloa 1'ardoa me for
troubling you, and put this In good shape,
for I can't writel-alt&ough 1 want to.
WtDHMDlT r MiJll 11,1870
f Jib i 11, 1870
y- y Trtbutu, IZth.
Footpads and highwaymen scemi to have
fun eoatrol at night of the upper portion of
It Is Proposed to build a new railroad In
tween Philadelphia and New York, and
shorten the roalc several miles.
BaUlear svb4 OhU AaUr4 Ceaa-
HaetlM mt tka Dfraclers
The OattlUtitm Tstx-Tke) Petal mt
The regular monthly meeting of the Board
of Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail
road Company took place on Tuesday, In
Baltimore, Mr. J. W. Garrett, president, la
the chair. After the transaction of the regu
lar business of the board,the president made
some extended remarks U reference to the
recent messsge or the Governor of Maryland
to the General Assembly on the subject of
the capitation tax on the Washington
Branch, and various errors of fact. Into
which the Governor (according to Mr. Gar
rett) has fallen on the subject are pointed
out. The claim made by the railroad com
pany upon the Bute for $2&,M9 advanced
to pay the premium In providing money for
the Bute's loterett In London, Is also re
ferred to. We quote from the concluding
portion of Mr. Garrett! remarks, as follows.
"Very erroneous statements have been
made throughout the various counties of
the Bute by partlee hottlle to the Baltimore
and Ohio road asserting that this company
has been oppoeed to the construction of rail
ways la other portion of the Bute. This
company Is In favor of a general railroad
law, by which all persona desiring to build
euch roads could organise under each wise
restriction as the Legislature may Impoae.
It has only hitherto oppoeed special grants
of power In such casee where each power
did not appear to be deelred by the people of
the Bute. The Ooveraor states, with most
matked brevity, In reference to a very cosily
work now being proeeeuted by the company
through two of the most Important conn
ties In Marvland-a-Trederiek and Umimm.
ery vlxi 'the Metropolitan road hat been
commenced.1 It will be gratifying to the
clllsens of the State, who are not already
aware of the fact, to learn that eeven tnllee,
alum uMuiaiiuu unuwMi. ana luree
mtlee from Point of Rocks southeast, of the
Metropolitan road have been conttraatjut
and the tracks laid, and that a large
amount of expensive work hat betm dona
upon various other and heavy sections of
me ane. ino tnra cxpenaea upon inis
worknrobablr exceed the entire ottmiuI..
turea of the Baltimore and Potomac road op
It has been the aim Af the RaHImiam Jl
Ohio Railroad Company to aid In the most
comprehensive manner 4a building up all
the great lotereets or the Bute of Maryland
and of lu chief dtv. Orranlnd nadertba
aiaon.y 01 ine oiaie, toe company nae oeen
and continue to be profoundly anxious to
accompllth all that lu power will permit In
.i.. . .t- . t ..- -- : -
developing me frcai inuretu 01 MaryUnd.
It conunnes to conitruct areat Unas of rail
way, which open sew, fertile and opulent
real on lor coluducb wilo ldb enrai etiv nr
the Bute, and through most Important sec
tions of lu territory, ualog 1U credit and In
vesting lu meane largely and llbcrall in
order to effect these objects. In .many cases
la an remunerative euurprltee In oar own
du ucigauuung otatee,
With a nolle ao
utefol, to enlarged, and producing eaeh
valuable reeulu for the public Internet, may
not the romivanv look or nnnrrlndlctv. and
equtuble consideration for It relation with
the Bute of Maryland?
Should the Pennsylvania rtatlrrMA Cun.
paoy, which for yean delayed aad defeated
the construction of the rittsburg and Con
nellsvUle road, (Intended to form a connec
tion through Cumberland, the second city of
the fiute, with rituburg and the vail North
west,) and which finally did inoceed la ob
taining from the legislature of Pennsylvania
hjwm v ug tuaiwi ui t oat company
charter that was only ultimately mala
.ueu !.- iirvtiTwied uugauon tnrongn
the decisions of the eourts should that same
Pennsylvania lUllroad Company, by Its
ownership In the Northern Central Railway
Company, have an advanUge over the great
Institution of Maryland, ao effective In 1U
to the onerous roqulremenu which have
heretofore atuched to the Washington
Branch road I
lti lli.l 'l.a.L.ll. It Alt. A
.4 u ,u mmh . tun mti imiTOl rooa
of the great svitem of Maryland lmprove-
uicd iuvuiu ue treated wim equal ConsidS
ration) that the Washington Branch road
ball be placed In the same poItloa as 1U
competitor for bostneas, and that the ac
count of the Baltimore and Ohio Company
for moneve advanced for tha nmmmn'i.
tlou and lathe InUresu of the state imii1
be fairly and Justly considered. It trusu
ana ooea not aouot tnat, larougn commit
tecs of the Senate and Houss of Delegates,
the whole ublect connecte.1 wits t, mA.
Jutmentwlllbe eiamlaed Into and acUd
noon In the spirit of equity and Justice
nuieu ui aiwaji Uasusguisaeo. toe ffovern-
mast Af th fliAts t "
The Baltimore Amtrtean, In referring to
the subject, believes that the Ui U an Ille
gal one. and ought to be abelUhed, but sayet
"This does not affect the claim of the 8UU
upon that which hae already been collected.
The Baltimore and Ohio railroad does not
pay one cent of State, city or county uxes
on any of lu many millions of property In
Maryland, everything It owns being exempt.
If It buye a piece f property anywhere In
the Bute, It lr t once stricken off the Ux
lists. Then tn.. favors tt has received from
the Bute seem also to be overlooked by Mr.
uBiiutt uu, ivr ta uoeraiiiy luat nas
been extended to It time after time, It would
not now be the wealth eomaraLlnn. Ttnfi
Ing Its branches In every dlrectlon.whlch the
prcBiuent o eloquently describes."
Validity of Polieieon Uvea of Oen-
rederatea Dnrlag; lha vfaK
An Important ouestlon to Inanraooa enm,
Eanles, as regards pollelee Itiued by tbem
eforetbe war on lire of parties domiciled
at toe Bouio ana aymg during the war, wae
argued last week before the New Tork Court
of Appeals at Albany.
ll appears ua to JaMf-aauooei ion ju-
surance Society of London, having a local
board aod agency at New York, had before
the war Insured at New Tork the life of one
MeMurdo, domiciled at Richmond. Mo
Hnrdo, for a year before hie death, whleh
occurred In 1803, during the war, paid hie
premiums to the company's special agent at
Itlcbniond la Con federate note. The pres
ent action 1 to recover the amoont Insured.
The company defend on the ground that
ae they were domiciled here, and the policy
having been made and continued la thle
Bute, aad the agent having been appointed
therein, the company were under the same
legal obligations arising under the war aa
cluxene. They cUlm, therefore, that the
itite of war wa such a legal revocation of
the agency at Richmond, and such notice
to the Insured of the fact that any dealings
by him with the agent, eipecUlly thoee out
side of the agent's usual custom and an.
thoi Ity, such as giving Confederate notes la
payment of premiums, were Illegal and void.
It Is also alleged that policies of Insurance
on the goods or Urea of public enemies dur
ing the war became Illegal, a oppoeed to
pabllc policy, and If made before the war
became suspended for the same reason aa
those made during the wart and that If the
lo happened during suol) suspension there
could be no recovery. It was claimed also
that a neutral domiciled here was undef
equal restraint, as regards such policies, as
domestic companies, and that It would ba
as Illegal for a neutral to esUbtUh a doml
ell In the Bute and continue a policy on an
enemy's life therein as would be lu contin
uance by a domestic company. It 1 undsr
stood that many pollclea throughout the
country are dependent upon the determina
tion of the queetlon Involved in thU case,
the reanlt of which 1 looked forward to with
great Interest by Insurance men.
Tnx "Thompson Art Collection," com
prising two thousand pletnres, ranging In
value from three to Are thousand dollar
each. Is undoubtedly the largest and most
valuable collection of paintings ever offered
for sale In our country. Thomaa Thompson.
"the picture miser,1' whose character and
ectentrlcltle have, since his death, been so
widely discussed, was, ae Investigation now
dUclosca, more of a philanthropist than a
miser not the victim of a monomania, but
a gentleman ot taste and culture, who de
voted a Ufe-tlme to the encouragement of
art. As an evidence that he dUf not sacri
fice his duty to society to the. gratification of
hi passion for hoarding pictures, he left hU
fortune, estimated at $000,000, Independent
of the collection, to the poor needle-women
In certain town In the East.
Tom statistics of the colored Baptist
churches lo Virginia show a membership
of 48,318, exclusive of thoee yet In com
muoton with the white churches.
It is sUicd that the experiment of an
American iWA 1 to be tried, to the extent
at lcait of fifty thousand dollars lovsstment
In the scheme.
In New York a ''Bald-Headed" aaeocla
tlou has been organized. The qualification
for membership Is an entire abience of capil
lary adorn me ot on the "top of the head."
Tbb second Tolame of Alexander II.
Stephens' history ofthe rebellion Is promised
for next month) how many have waded
through the first!
A Oxoaoil riHILT ha arrived a ami
grants In Kansas, consisting of father,
uiovucr audeiiteeu euimreo. none pi iaem
under six feet tail.
TItX BOTBJ IIV. BLTJjt,
Tho OraatwtBiB leealet--peh
r aa.atar Wile-.! ttltoe tha
Beya a,) Advlce-cerper
Slav, Affair) DlHwefeeweppaelf lm
! fcObance oraaTirBtwenl-drant
Teatllale Adane-Tla Bora
Take af Oppreetlea, and Deter
atla ft Throw is OH",
An adjourned meeting of the Boys in
Blue, Great wing, was held last evening at
Uolon League Hall, and the room was
crowded lo overflowing.
Oeuejral A. Grant presided C. C. Parker,
secretary. The meeting wae opened with
prayer by Chaplain Qreen.
Qeneral Grant suted that he had been
absent for tome days, and that as by some
wiN-iu, notice oi ton meet lae: naa not
been published, he we highly gratified to
see eo goodly a number present. Ue had
also seen Senator Wilson, and he had prom
Ised to be at the meeting to night if he could
possibly do eo.
Colonel nation moved that Senator Car
penter, of Wisconsin, be Invited to address
the next meeting.' Carried. . i
At thle Juncture Senator WlHon was an
nounced, aod being Introduced, mud that
he hardly knew the purpoees of the meet
ing to which he had been " In Vttedi that he
could not, owing to the lateness of the hour,
make a lengthy speech. He was glad to eee
that there wae eo large an organisation of
this kind la Washington.
Whenever he met a man hn hiA wnrn
the blue of a soldier he iras proud and happy
to noaor mm, no matter what bis political
creed might be. lie did not eee how any
man, with the record of. the past ten years
ujiwrj ana. ooum rote to ltmocrailQ
ticket. lie had worked for. thirty veer for
universal rigbu. The old Whig and Demo
crane pan.ee aad ootn ocen UuirueiO tne
principle of liberty.
After referrlar to thaalaWtnn f itirhm
Lincoln aad the appeal of the Democratlo
party from the UUot-box lo the cartridge
box aad to the retail, he promleed that the
fifteenth amendment would be the law of the
land In ninety days, when all men would be
equal In every raepect who walked 0 od ' foot
stool, lie spoke la high terms of tie na
tlon's dsbi to such orgaalxaiuoa ae tha
Grand Array of the Republic and kindred
organisations for the present ascendency of
u cvcpuiuicaa party.
He alto promised that we would keep up
the fight until every part of the toath
should be as safe aad as strong for liberty
as the beat spot of the loyal North. No
page or history could Show so grand a
record as that of the Republican party for
the last ten years. Ten years ago. Urn Very
month. Davis. Toomba. and other of tha
leader of the alare rawer, war ttnrlln
loiuiu and threats at the llberty-lovtar
party, threatening to destroy the nation ft
we dared to elect a President opposed to the
evunsloa of slavery, - '
Black men here, now Oia ttirht ia vtv
the BtreeU after ten o'clock without; ihe.
ivaruiarreet. iioeny naa a majority u
bothnouieeofConrraai.ar.il In tha Whit
noose HU a man pledged to the cause of
bm na-ata. ana aoia to maintain u.
If New York hacVa nnt nf bar rt!ftnilAn
of the fifteenth amendment, we have Sutee
nongh without It He spoke of the advan
Ugea of schools, churcheeaud freelnstltu-
twoa tmcrauy, auaaavocateaine develop
ment of the reeources of our great eountryi
home labor and proper compensation.
4uiMi;qn t toia country was in
Umperance. Every tolling man should
shua lu ne wUhed every colored men
would banish the whisky bottle forever, and
! ii uivuvj u, ! Dome comioit.
and always will be while men are cilgod to
earn their bread by the sweat of their, brow.
There has not been ten years la our history
where the laboring man ha been ao well
compensated for hU Industry as daring
tu lat tea years.
ne then urred'bn the colored men the Im
portance of getting home, of educating
their families, and If they did not prosper It
wou.a oa tneir own isuii. l ae oenator said
wo cannot do wrontr wlthont snfferlntr. and
will ever be rewarded when we adhere to
Mr. Crouman remarked he hoped the
Senator would Und by the .people against
any attempt to Uke away the charter of the
The Senator responded that he was not la
favor of Uklng the government out of the
beads of the people of the District, and
Should Vote a he aald. ae-alnataehanffaln
the present form of government In the Dis
trict. He would rather trust the people than
some persons who count their millions. The
rwiniiw nMwiM w.ain ammii ftrwt.
.. A you of thanks was unanimously tsn
dered Mr. Wilson for hi able addreaa.
Mr. Crosaman followed Senator Wilson,
and spoke of what the Senator had done In
the cause for thirty years t how the elave
power had tried to buy and bully Mm, bnt
aucre wa aot enougn money in aiassa
chutelU to iwerve him from nrinclole.
and bow true he had been ever since to the
cause of right and conscience.
Mr. C. spoke of the movement now on
foot to Uke the right of self government
from the District, but did not believe that U
wouia do cone.
Mr. Geo. W. HaltOn belor called nnon
said It wae hardly worth while for him to
attempt to iouow tne two awe speaKcre, out
being called upon he must say something.
ne ealoglaed the Senator and hie co-workere
lo the great cauae of human righU. He
was glad when the Senator epoke of the
ratification of the fifteenth amendment, and
also when be said he would vote against
me Dili to cnango tne lvisinci goverumsnt
He bad heard a colored man that very day
aay that he boned ska Crc won;
e ngoi oi
Buffratm awar from the Dis
trict, a colored suffrage had been a failure.
nm lar irom ncro it a cutue plotting to
have the charter taken away. Some of
them are willing lobe commlaafoner. Some
persons had called him a disappointed office
eseker. lie was, In this sense, as he be
lieved In the doctrine that "to the victors
belong the epolU."
He was In favor of rooting out certain die
organisers from the party, but not of break
ing it npi and would oppoae a certain person
for nomination, lie wae not like certain
aristocratic gentlemen, who put on their
broadcloth and went dawn lo the National
theatre, and whon they did not get their
rlgbUopeoed a fight and were bought off
i or atMAj. ue waa not ior aaia aa rnein.
ne knew the corruption of the rlnsr at the
City Hall. There was a moving gallery of
icturca tucrs tuat wonia compare Terr
avorably with the rogues' gallery of New
Mr, Hattoa then took the chair, and Gen.
A Grant addresaed the meeting la regard to
the matter ofthe quarrel among the Boys lo
Mtiis, TUaUicft.uiK uis gwn action, sum ur
nounclug thatof thedlsorganiaera who had
brought the false chargee against him,
charging the attempt to break up the Boys
in Bine to Mayor Boweo, aad considered J.
B. Adams aa ooty a small tool In the haods
of the Mayor, lie le the man who Uvea la
Georgetown, and broke up the Republican
party mere test year a we a too) in tne
hands of wicked men.
Mr. Joseph WlUUms, president of the
Board of Common Council, who betrayed
the Boys lo Blue, was a secessionist la Vtr
ELaU, and voted for the act of secession , He
elped to build the fbrtlllcatloos, and had
something to do with Llbby prison.
Mr. Nett next received the attention of the
epeaker. Not one of the men that voted
with Bill Adams to dlimUs him (Grant) bad
Paid one dollar toward tha sucoort nr the
organization. He (Grant) had paid most of
the money out of his own pocket, and had
accounted for every dollar that ever fame
Into hi hand, and the examination of bis
accounts by the board proved the truth of
what he said, ne had been a Republican
ever since the organisation of that party.
and would be so long as I hat party susuined
the principles of Justice and equal rigbu to
After a short speech from A. Watson, Mr
Hatton offered the following, whleh waa
jute.-, inaiweaau who joyinsractuiai
a lerf e number of the eltlieos of our city
have determined to throw off the yoke or op
pression that is now upon ue, aad we pleaf
ourselres to attend the meetlof to be held for
eatd Duman nat Warinaadav lav In tttla
Mr. Kenney spoke agalnit Uklng the
charter from the District. No Republican
can consltUotly vote for the measure on
A petition for militia organ I ration was
read by the secretary.
Notice was given of a meeting to le held
on next Wednesday for the purpose of or
ganising the Republican party opposed to
the precent city administration.
in meeting teen aqjournea.
CLOtniKOl CLOTHIKOl ClotcirqI retrard.
less of coat, at Oak Hall, C0, (new number,
030) Seventh street, opposite I ost Office.
n.u. ouiti maao to oraer at price cor
Tni first sociable of the season irlren bv
the New Tork Republican Association will
Uke paace this evening In Liberty Ilail,
corner of Seventh and L sirseU.
Oix Hill. 400 Seventh street. ( new num
ber, 621,) le closing out lu winter stock re
gardleea of cost
Ton-AjTA&L-iflLy Antrr Famtiw
CHumcn.A business meeting of tha mem
ber of the First rrtsbjvrUn church was
held last evening la the lecture room of the.
church; oh Pour-and-a-balf street, Elder
u iw ii. vampoeu pixaiaing,u. otom secre
tary. The proceeding were opened with
prayer by Elder 0. 0. Wight. Tha aaaaal
report of the board of trnsteee wae read by
Mr A. D, Robinson, recommending that
certain Iraprovetnenube made In the church
edlflee The roof of the building wae not
reliable, and leakages had lerlouily damaged
the fresco of the audience room. A recom
mendation was alio made that the audience
room be better lighted, and the interior of
the lecture room be Unproved,' and that sich
furniture be Introduced as a committee shall
deem proper. The rent of certain rooms la
the rear of the church edlflee wae alluded lo
as remunerative. Other Improremenuwere
soggeatedlaorderto Increase the funds of
The report was accepted.
Tn! tr??r,r Mr Ocuvlue Knight, next
submitted hie report. The sUUmeni showed
the nuances to be la a very flourishing con
dltlon. and that the last amount doe on the
church debt had been paid off. The report
The meeting then proceeded to the elee
!?Q JJ fflcs fr -be ensuing year. Elder
Wm.IL Campbell was elected president and
Mr. Ocuvlus Knight treasurer;
The realguetlooe of Dr. II. Llndely aud
Colonel N. P. Chlpman as members of the
Board of TrusUee were lecelved and ac
Mr. Z,C. Roboine wae elected to fill the
unexpired term of two years of Colonel
Mr. Wolcott Lay was chosen trustee to
fill the unairjlred trm rt nna .
.!.. tv. r.v ." -.." t--.' " . ?-
..vaavu uj utj recigiiatiou oi ur. laiadSiy.
v...,..,wuu,w, BHa jw. a. uaiiau'
del were elected thraavaaM. ,
"fTi M' 0 Btorre, holds over at the will
v ' vuDrrKStion.
A motion waa tnada h U. v u. n.it
del to refer the reports of the treasurer and
board of truateee lo a board eontisUng of all
the officers of the church, to report at some
futon meeting, which wae carried.
The meeting then adjourned subject to
that MM V. ..-, .f .L A. A.
.aa . V .Wf VaUVfll VI ,B CBBITn
iic iABsrvKaiBA.s roauis acts. Tesur-
alAf, pnAMltatit n.l.all.u a.... . aaiu
j laiwyiui AiwwuifivogiSMaQa IDOmlM
son arrested a man calling himself Henry
ttSS3".,..Trrt.S Sff,l?t ." ."
. .nv HM. uwmj4 Kim d, naa laaen
roomi, repraaanUof Umatlf aa a natal
offlcerjut rttorcM ftom lb. Eait I.aloi.
Th. ttivll.aa hn. IV. .......... . .. .
man, unxxad tin to b. tho renonwbo
fortad a cbeck on tb. procrlatort of Oaf
nioa notai, uaiumon. Ila.wat takan to
pollca hoaotoartan, when 'it waa mb-
ntlttntl aiaal4alaavA AV.t . . .
r.v;v. ni r. ":. y? . "??"
sua u na. uia.ua, ra autmpi to ootaia a
QuanUtyofgoodefromBenJ. DeWolf, Jew.
elsr, on Pennsylvaala avenue, for which he
vufui, wuicit were anerwaras roana
to be spurious.
Upon Inquiry, after the prtsooer had beeo
. J . , -4-wtwl it appeared mat
Rockland (evidently an alias) Uof very re-
naWf hi ai ranlta.lk.i t ..a a . a
r"-" aauai iiui hi was taoonngnnaer
aa aberration of mind, aad hae for some
mrmih u kua . a
...u. r... vcu mu iMmmmn aa inaane
asylBDt near Albany, N. T., ffom which he
nail rntl. .a
in" bearia, Ihafacta la tb! can, Majo?
anonld connr him to tha Albany Aiilum,
wim ui u carsa ior dt ma inenaa.
Thar lad the cltj bj tha t o'clock train laat
Tna Paotidkb Am AaaAciiTinw-a
maatln, of tha board of alnctoca of thla aa
aocUtlon waa ball at thelf rooma, oornarcf
A.on.iua airceia. iut nixhli lion ratar
ratker In the chair, A. Hart, aaq., acllni
ecrcurr. Tba (enaral afant asbmlUaa bla
raport for tba paat waak, which ibowa that
dnrlaar that lima coal, wood and bread,
alod tt MT3.0J, haT. been dlatrltniten.
ua atatea that np to thla tlm. tha dlatrltra-
Uon Of braad haA baan llmltad 1. 1 Ml !
dallj, which, la bla opinion, waa whollj la-
wmm.,v, ., ua wkq naa 10 aenq neterrlor
appucanU awaj hnnpj.
Oa motion of Dr. Wm. Bord, tba number
of loarea to ba dlatrlbntad dallT waa In
crtaaed from 1 ,000 to 1,500.
The prealdent, Mr. Farker, then an.
nonncad that ho bad recited a cootrlbatlon
of $50 from Mra. W. R. Dlckeman, which
waa tamed orar lo tba treatnrer.
Hit. liaao Oroaa waa elected aa A director
from the Slilb ward, tIw E. A. Adama ra
llned. Ua motion or Mr. J. P. Taillo, the Tl.lt
ora In tb. dlfferaat wtrdl wera reqaeeted to
refer appllc.au In equal nnmbera to each of
in. inree wara mrectora.
Thi.Mll-g ilHr. ..til naa.
Tbondar night at7tM o'clock.
Micniic' Uiati Costmtioii. Tha
bvuiuukhv, .)miaiea nigui oorore laitara
bard at work, and will no donbl ba raadr
for tha next meetla,, aothat tha conran.
tloo will bare their baataeaa In each con
denied form aa to enable them to arrira at
concluilone wllboat much loei of time.
Thla Ii conildered tba mora deilrabla on
acconnt of tha delcialea belni laboring
men, and enable to giro mora Uantwoor
three honra of an eTtnllf; to tho dlicnialon
orthaTarlona qneatloni that ara InTolTcd
-.wwuiiuuuun ui ma laoor wora
Inrnen of tba Dlalrlct and Bute of Mari-
lanjl. Tka Jalaul.. V. . .-a . .
- iyuuwf ucra expect deiegatee
rrfim Unlit mat. .nil nlV... .1,1.. I- 7
The committee oo work for the convention
al 11 taaA arla.il A ,.. ..,. .. .
- uj aua;K;cauonB a to
the beet method of organisation, and we
. AutaviiHu mi aaj mat uenerai a ai
aiaiau, .usuiAiatu, TWiaiaa; id ueorgeiowo,
where he can ba addressed by mechanics
from the DJatrlcl or la Uarfnaad. The
committee want Information and will take
ample lime to obtain It,
X TTAwr-taUltrt llaw...i !.',. Hf.
.. ...nvn-B uininil BAmiK.- tie
were shown yeaUrday at the esUblUbmeot
of Ur. LewU Btar, In Market Bpace, a mag-
the Bloger Bewlng Machine Company, and
Intended for II r. Vice Pretldeat dolfax.
ThaA ItaKta... la A. .-..a II m a. a. La
a.v vvauvillVfFlMl, unoa wua mrae
eye maple,' all beauttfnlly poiuhed. The
lralai1al ali.tr aiaaJl aarkaal u. .11 !.!.
.. .,,. ..uu kimu aif purer piaiea.
The machloe proper Is1 InUliTwith pearl.
On the plate ti the lascrlptloai NeUle W.
rn1fav flnn.A. tl.J It a .1 a.
'"i NumiwiMi, to' aiixie on,aa
uher portion Of the machine Is the coat of
m. rt .laaa tTaal.tki ntmtmm . . an.
"" yu"w uv.a in caaoiBi, WOlie
on the outer edge In gilt Utter are tha
.... 22ruv" " xntn ueno, In
diana. The number of tbe Instrument la
v,vw, a.-,i,uuu, bdq a a specimen oi work
manthlp It will compare favorably with any
thing or the kind that has ver been exhi
bited la this city. It will U delivered to
aire. Colfax thle morning.
Boutins' ana Baixons' Unio. The
usual weekly meetlog of the Soldiers' and
Sailors' Union was liald last evening at
Union League nail, when the following
officers were duly elected for the ensuing
termi President, Major Wm. 8. Moras, first
vice prealdent, Capu H. p. Kclleyj second
vloe prealdent, Capt. Will A. fihort) third
vice prealdent, Capk Daniel Kenney j record
tos aecreUry, Capt. Martin Caieyt auliUnt
recording secretary, Michael FUealmmooai
financial secretary, Capt. YTin. Touogi cor
rcipondlng secretary, James s. Dooghtyl
treasurer, K. O 'Conner, aud 'sergeant-at-arus.
J, P. nurlsv. Bneeehe were mA
by Major Mora, Captain Kelley, Michael
Fltsslmmon and others, after which the
Pnor. lUwiurs' LaoTtrai. the second ta
the course, 1 to be given ibis evening In
Lincoln hall. It Is conceded by all who
heard the Intensely interesting lecture on
Wednesday evenlnar that Professor flawklna
baa encceeded In solving the problem of
making a scientific subject popular to a
promiscuous audience. The subject for this
evening Is "The varied -adaptation of limb
for locomotion In water, through tbe air and
on the earth."
Tna visiionihv athhtikiibt rt fit.
Paul's Lutheran Bandav school and mission
occurs to-night la Dr. Butler's church, Elev
enth street, and will, as uiual, be crowded.
Mr. A. B. Pratt, tbe school superintendent,
excels lo arrangements of this kind, and tbe
anniversary to-ntght will be second to none
of the former .onee in music, emblems, Ae,
This school has three mission. Thr music
Is under the direction of Mr, Tracy, the ex
cellent leader of tbe choir.
A WKETUiQ of the teachers of cnb.lt.
schools ts to be held at the Miller school
house at 10 a. m. to-morrow. In addition
to the regular exercises, there will be a
short lecture by Prof. Jerome Allen, editor
of tbe Iotca Educational Journal, who will
Illustrate geography by map-drawing, a
subject with which he Is perfectly familiar,
Clobimo Out Baxi Wo are sellinc oil
our winter clothing regardless of eoet
N. 1). we are maklnar suit ta order at
prices correspondingly low. Oak Hall, 630
Seventh street, opposite Post Office.
If tt TTara... .mI.I.. U..l.t 11.1.1
Is prepared to furnish pebble and other
spectacles suited to the eyesight.
Ata Bicairici. Ooe of those modern
built houses, on I street, opposite Bt. Aloy
slot church, U offered for sale.
LoclX Dairrtris. Teaterlay a colorH
man named Jerry ma wae arrested for keep-
UffallrerT etabla Wtthnnt a IlKAnta AnA
wa fined llOj In default of raymentne wai
BUS V U(J tlUlVUQUHi
Tbe alarm of Art nboul 13 o'olock yester
day was caused by the burning of a smelt
frame shanty, near the corner of Fourteenth
and B street) damage light
V? Z Waggaman ha soil house
fcnd lot on Pennsylvania avenue, between
Nineteenth and TwenUeth streets, No. 120,
to John Little, for 5,000. '
DT. It. C. CrOff STOn. Thna aatt-Una 111...
wL?tDU0B4 Uw dT Ht I. we are
JAppyto announce, now conildered out of
niSiJi H-' Bbert "-'-' Police of
Richmond, Va- Was in town yesterday on
tJfZrifrZzr?-1 PcUeal work
ing of the ajerlarn aad police of Rich
Donahue aud Maileyith coslomere of
aitjt are taaaina; iini improvement la their
stock for La Coterie carnival, which Marlnl
the grand Is preparing fof tha flrsi of Feb
ruary. The police of Georgetown ara bird after
thoee merchants of the town who have ne-
Slected to take out the necessary municipal
The late Jadge Uorsell was the last snr
.vlag member of Christ church, George
town, who signed the original articles of
atreement under which that chnrch wa nr.
ganlsed, In 1818.
The pugilists, Coll yer and Edwards, have
Jot up a match, to occur on tbe 2d of
arch. The "fancy of tht city were la
hopee they would fight la Virginia, bnt by
the terme of tbe match they mast fight 400
BAiic Tiaa. vi jitjw igiKt
The Doard of Fablla Behool flnarrltna nt
Georgetown have appointed a committee to
co-operate with the public school trustees of
this city In asking aid from Congress.
Testerday morning a merchant from New
Tork, named Stewart Hartshorn, was ar
raigned before Jastlte Walter on the charge
of soliciting trade without license Mr. H.
f leaded Ignorance of the law, bnt the Jus
Ice, having no discretion, fined him $50, to
cover which he deposited collateral until hi
return to New Tork.
George Wellacher and Jamee Roeiller.
charged with celling II .nor without license,
Brave security for a hearing before Justice
Albert Smith (colored) was sent lo Jail
for stealing tlO from R. V Hanson
Henry Bmltb, (colored.) for stealing from
John Leery, was committed to Jail by Jus
Morris Plumer, (colored,) charged with
Gilt larceny by C. 0. Colombui, was Bent
Jail for court by Justice Thorn peon,
George Davis and Henry Facet, charged
with the larceny of two bridles aad two set
of lines, th property of B. B. Trench, were
committed to Jell, for court by Justice
BehmldU , ,f T
Tni Paofosid Cninai or GovinKMiHT
or Tni Dmaicv Mmtivo or th Com
MiTTiu. A meeting of the committee or tea
appointed by the citizens meeting oo
Wedneeday night wae held at the room of
Messrs. KUbourn J- LatU yesterday after
noon, all the members present. B. P. Brown,
esq., occupied the chair, and Colonel J A.
Oa motion of Mr. A. K. Bhephcr 1, the fol
lowing resolution wae naaalmousty adopted i
' Brief, That 4 suVeommltts of fire be
appelated tr to Ohtlr. who shall draft a bit
prer Idler for a territorial form of cor era inset
similar to test la vocue la the Territories of th
United States, eoaselMatlBf the three nuo,
slpalltleeal presses eatsUaf In this lilitrlct
aeder eaia lovsrameat, with this modlltsa
tlea. viit that the Oeveraor aad upper branch
eftb Lcctiletare shall be appointed hv the
Fresldeat or the United Stetes eed eoaQrasd
bftheSsnate, and the lower branch of tbe
LClslatare,to(stbsr with a Dele ale to rep.
reaent the District la Ueacrecs, shall be
eleeted by the people or ssld District. That
the bill shsll provide that such gorcraracnt
shall exerslse sash powsr ee are now held by
(JoB(resBfortheeoTeronent of the Dlstrlsf,
Tha Hhalr annnlnlivl aa aal.t iMntn1i(ai a
Meure. A. R. fihepberd, W. II. Philip,
W. II. Tenoey, C. H. Nichols and H
Oa motion a committee, consisting of
Messrs. A, R. Shepherd, W.B. Todd and J
A. Magrnder, was appointed for the pur
pose of making arrangement for tbe holding
of a mass meeting In tbe city, Georgetown
and county. The meetlnpjthen adjourned till
Satorday next at 1 orclock p. m. Tbe
elngular unanimity with which the proposi
tion adopted was received by every member,
was remarked, aod one of the gentlemen
present stated that he took It as a favorable
omen ofthe euccess of the measure.
PnorosiD Briausuip Likb Bitwkv
WaiaiKOTO. AtuxAaDiu, Noaroix akd
Boston. On Monday next one of the
HassachUBctt Representative will Intro
duce in to uouse a oui to incorporate tbe
Washlneton. Norfolk and Boston Htearashtn
Company, which com paoy propoaee to etao-
usu a jwnnaneni una or steams nip commu
nication between Washington, Alexandria,
nur.u.a and ooeton. xoe oui names as in
corporators James G. Qrinoell, Wendall T.
Davla, George W. Potter and Henry Mayo,
ut MWa uora.t Drowning, auddcob aiia-
dlelon. Wm. L. Wall, V4wln A. Ityther, O.
M. Wlrht. Wm. 11. Morrison. Geonra P.
Gaff, Henry F. Zimmerman, Andrew Pott
aaaaaamuaaai, jr.,oi vaaington, u. v.i
Wm. Albert Kin! and Edward Hartley, of
ueorgeiown, v. u.
NatioxiL Bavimob Bin:. ThU Instltu
tloo. held Its monthly meeting yesterday at
114 banking-house, 473 Seventh street.
The total deposits are IMll.eiT fit
December, (IscS) ,. ., w,C04 is
Net a ale for the veer SISSSH Tl
Total deposits fron Ue arst.t.... II t3S, SO
Totaldrafiafraimtfcerst...f... l6,eoi,4l m
BustaeaeeT Uk eompaaror the ,
aseath of DeeombeF, lioS, u .. 7S7,7S7 thf
a v. uayv,iii ir'llliafi ...1.. VMUi
aalrfqrths month,,.,.., ic.,toa w
Th depoelu for December, llos, were
i2e3.TSS.61, being but about one third what
It wae for December, 1800.
The lovestmente of the company are th
United Bute bond, excem such real
estate as the -company need for Its ownic,
Cnoici Bcmut Families who appre
ciate a flue quality of table butter, la con-
venlent form for ne, ehoald vlell the Notth-
erarroauee uontpany, 1007 Pennsylvania
avenue, between Tenth andElevebth streets,
where they wilt always find lbs highest
grade of 'New York Bute batter, In small
MuwTinauiDi loanecn pouna eaco,
at wholesale Price. Hundred of nnr i-t
Xamlllee have found this to be tbe most eco-
oomicai aod conTenieat way 10 purchase
their eupplles of table butter. Tbe Northern
Produce ComnanT are racalrlnr tAna nf t,n.
ter from the North, aad most o7 which tbey
areofleringto dealers, botsls, restauranle,
boarding-houses and families at lower rate
taan me same qaaiiue are sola elsewhere in
tbe city. Give tbem a call. Dealers can
now nay ai nome ana save money.
a.w mvm ikviuui uuin, a DUODCr
of ladles prominent In all the works of char-
ItV tlfitaT BA tlaUAIB fn tTtaa K...H1 .fii.
J".,"' , ,t 1 , ,, "" AaillSUa, Ut AXig
muiKcia, wi Auia vnj,vaui a meeuog ior next
AjaKuiua uijt,u iu (us uBiiding corner 01
Fifth and E streets, at which they propose
""a, atvuav mveym m tuaao BBU iumiSU
clothing for poor women. In addition to
uwi biio are wining to give meir lime,
labor aod moaer for tbe object, those havlnr
jati.a-a. aaKaalaH l.ll. 11 1. a ...
" iivitiT auiiiB Mil wuu are in necti
of help, hoping that some arrangement can
be arrived at to furnUbtbem with work, and
thue obvlat the necessity or forcing them
to remain objects of charity.
A Cbiboi or Wosd MiKxs a Gbbat
Dirnamcsv On Tneeday la tbe prjbllca-
uwuuiutBfiii iiiod a letter to ltoo. J. A.
Johnson, our types make him eayi "It af
fords m the more pleasure lo Trreeant von
the expressed will of our laboring men be-1
cause we khow- job to o taeir main ana rail
irtena." ine wora main eaould be saariw-
ine uoonag men have too many friends lo
Congress to denominate aay one of tbem a
"met friend." We are mhch obliged to
onr friend. General Winn, for callinir our
attention to the mistake, which we take
pleasure In correcting.
All FnnrsTLTamixB la the cltr. reU
dents and visitors, are promised a rich en
tertalnment this evening, upon the occasion
of the first sociable of the Pennsylvania Re
publican Association, at Liberty Hall, (sec
ond floor,) corner Bovcntb and L street.
The exercise will consist of recitation,
muslo, vocal and Instrumental, readings from
Bhakspeare and ahort addresses, to conclude
with dancing. Bee advertisement In another
Mom 8old.AI the laat meet In it of tha
Economical Building Association forty
share of stock were sold at an averaire of
CQ)( premlumt at that of tbe Washington
vo-operaure Aociauon tne mm oi )T,uw
was sold from 169 to 20C per cent. The
Northern Liberties Association, at Its last
aeetlor. advanced the earn of 11.800 at an
averege of 3s per cent
A Txiil ton MrnrjKB.Th- rrlmln.i
Court vestsrdar bearun the trial of Honrihan
and Holoran for the murder of JohnCarr on
the 11th of July last. A report of tbe case ,
ww do louaa u our court comma. i
NinoKU LAuoa Uicioy-Ust night tha
executive committee of the "NaUonalLabor
Union" metmthU city. R. F. TraveUick
preeldeut of the Uolon, wa la tbe chair, aad
Gen. Ungh Cameron acted ae eecretary.
The subject of finance and the etght-hour
system of labor are the point of interest
now under coailderatlon, A number of
prominent labor advocate are la the: city,
acting with the national labor committee!
and alro with the "National Eight-hour Ex
eeuttre Committee." la fact, they are act
ing together on every question of lmpor
lance to the labor Interest ofthe eonntry.
Mr. Travelllck has been traveling la sev
eral of the Stales since his election by tbe
Labor Congress that held Its second session
In Philadelphia last August. Ills expected
that he will deliver a public address to the
Kople of Washington And Georgetown
fore he leaves the city. Ur. T. Is eald to
be aa able repressntatlvs of the laboring
men af the United Bute, aad hae glvea
general aUs faction wherever -he bee Teeu
and had the opportunity of speaking.
lnn TrAa. . . a ....... .
.Hiiiii v""?.."v"";,A -s""
n..w.u. uhiuicii id. uoaraoi iraaa
rooma to-morrov ibM, wbn lha booka for
aooacnpuon 1U ba opan, ana ptaoalorr
- . wHiHawi urer.au otaer.
'EvVATAVai la H.ia. A. M
By reference to onr court column It will be
. i . .1 --J ') """na ior a new
trial la the case of iKeUey, now under left
tcace of death for tha murder of Harder.
Avtrr ftiVlvi flilwan t V.ui.
for sale to-dar. at wholesale anil rt(t. h.
the Northern Produce Company Pennsyl
vania avenue, between Tenth and Eleveuth
OiUHrr OuHwLlfM.Fl. UtrAtt A.
Co., sol agenU for Mason ft Hamlin's cabi
net or;an, nave jnsi receivea a new con
signment of these beautiful instruments.
MlDDtBTOX A Co- bankera. mr tha
agenU la Washington for tho Inman line of
steamers mog irorn new Tork every Bat
urday and alternate Tueidays.
met t the usual hourithe recorder (Mr, Ua.
Scrlon) la th ehlrtpreat, Messrs. Atll and
rvmu. There nit belog a quorum preat,
tbe Doard adjourned.
caramaa lmvumTM rtA.r .nui t.
order by the president, Ecaa PUkrell,
Mr. Olabauxh Introduced a resolutloa ra
tjuestler th collector of t'iss to aaspsad th
iklA Afjaaaa-tAlaa aaaaaAak.v r.aaA-
Mr. MlUkall reported' adrtrsflly on the pU.
tloa of Conrad Rescell.
Mr. BiiasiB. ef the special eomtattUe. re.
cor tad thai UilAva full ita m..V..
eonUbeatted up forth as or the Oouaslis
f riar.pi!H0" oraieMetMost aetxcd-
,aaaj ,awi Atari riru, .
j Ar. Hotehlastatrodaeeda resolution estab
lUbioa- th grsd of tTtt tret exteoded,
Mr. Clabaueh lafrodesed a resolution la
fjvoror o. r.Prii, J, U.MrOUl aod W, O.
Also, a resolution to par the expeasee el
id ui uriRia ivr Darr vaaiar
Mr.JonseeabTauted a report acsompanud
with a raitklatta. la rana-TXr Wm Ia.jiI..
aad ether, pacted.
Mr. MtUheil l a trod used a resolution Sppro
prlatlBESlMto neetadeOslsney for roralsh
lAaf Kai aiallA..li.iiaa .... A . '
Mr. Jeas latrodaced a resolution prorlttlai
for a ohsaf e of the aorporatloa efflees to new
Market Halt, aad approprtatlar ln therefor.
t Mr. Mitchell olTered an ordlaan rexulau
lar tha wslrhlac of hsy, fodder aad other
rtlclcs. Helerred to a special eosavlttee
Meccrs. Olebeux h, Dualop and Jones.
Th resolatloa relatlerto th removal of
orperatloa offltti wa takes up, when-.
Mr. Jonee said he had ao doubt bat that th
Aldermen would not pass the resolution, bat
be wanted to plaee tb Beard of Oonaoa
Council la a proper liiht, and ehow that thev
were ready to to, aad aot wtlt le be kicked
out or Intimidated by threat.
Mr. Blnn ald h wa prepared for th
adoption or th resolution, as he wss la favor
of th corporation baring a hall of Us owe.
where all Its business eaa be transasted with
out Interference from ear on.
Mr. Uonlop thenrhl It beet teeeafer with
the collector of customs, aad endeavor to re.
ssatn la Ibe present bulldlaf,aadlf eeeds be
he was readr to dst tha hiium ml tha t ia.
era meet aressoaable sum to open aod elose
the bslldler on oecasloas when the corpora
tloa needed tbe roomc. He looked upon tb
whole mattsr a a small affair, aad for oa. he
was do I prspared torote for the resolutloa
without a due effort to effect a compromise
Ma. ail...i.a..i...i a .V- .--
li uaaaaaaiai mm u IWOBaiU ipl .a UDJBCI
a really a small affair, bnt aelfrcipeci Im
pelled him to faror the passer of th resolu.
tlOO. at thr.!-. had h.n mavilai tn nnil th
Couosll, because if Its election of an otHfr
that wae aeceptable to the corporation.
Mr. Mitchell ssld he was not ooe to be 1.
tlm Ida ted, and he hoped the resolution would
not pass, but wait for th ''notice to quit."
It did not think tha saw tnarkat k.ll a ...
tral iota tlOO. hot If th AArnnrllln aftlaaa
are to be rcmored, he farorcd the bulldlafaf
a town ball ta some eligible locality to aecom-
mwaw .ai vviywiaiiivai.
Mr. CUbauch said he was disposed te wait
oniu in aoor were locaea afaisst ta uonn
ell before aaj astloa should be take relatlnr
to a rcmoraf, aad therefor he wa opposed to
uaanr niiiiiiiBi.iDg aopea tne rcsoiuiioe
WOUld not BBSS. The Oant.aH taulJ noia la
aa hour' aotlc. and so lonf a the buildla
was free of eost to the corporation he could
not favor an eipeose tbst is aaw eared lo the
Altar fort ha. it ah ata nr. A'mm.1r Tina
lop lot rod used a resolution aotborltlnr the
Mayor to make arrangements with the Ool-
""vi wi Ju.iaiB ior weeapsasr oi .ne bub
tom-heuae b lha nnrMfiiia.
Mr. Plskrefl (Ur. Jons la tha chair,) said he
could aot sse whr such oddobUIob waa tnaal.
fest agalBSl the new market halt, a balldlaff
titular tha .Ai. analial a tA. Ia... aaj .J-i
rably adapted to all th purposes of the Cor
poration. He favored th orif leal resolutloa,
on th ground that th Ooeporatloa had ao
buslasss to occupy United state propertr,
and area had no latlmatlon been Klvaa to lee re
the sustoa-house, h wa carulalrla faror
ei taa pcopie ocsupjiag tneir owe propenr.
The resolutloa was debated at considerable
Icaith, when a motion to adjourn wai mad.
, Mr. Olabaughasoved te ikestpoaa the reso-
aaraad ta. t
Th qusitloa then recurred oapostpeal
the eonsldaraUem'of tbr resolution af Mr.
-ma lUfvat win,w.nn wbb agrco 10.
AT REDUCED PEIC1S
Hats and Gaps"
II. II. NTINEHETZ,
flAlUt ail Tarrl... lair. Ia. aaaiaul T.ia-
. -'.. ...w ir.H..... air..!.
KPAH T PBOTIKTT POR Si LI.
Drror QeisrsaiisTsa's Or rici, I
Diror QoitTiBMiirsa's Or rici, !
, .. ... -v.w aa. fiaiviia ataCalVal "ill'a(a
4ut);.1Tl.ft tt ' e, m .atlfce Drpot t
Atmj Clctalar. he , Armer Sonar, a-eat IM
--" ' yvi"a7 pmpajnr, tai. ai inia acpoi oa
toraac, sa coa.Utlaa of aaartarmailaf'-aura.
arllllarraaiforns. Males, blaakat
lar,bk, narB.UBU. teeltvAa.,
Tb .! will be saedebr packai,
with ike lltt of eeausu marked oa i
Mfi .., aa. ,
eeaUsU marked oa seek.
f refJ&eQcartcrataaUrOcScral,-, ,
.., 6' THOlTa.). 3ape at .,,
Hlflt Aetlag PapetQaartemaaicr.
Lf) III Sl A Ma.
HOTICI U herab;
j la barah nr1a Ikal. n.,a.aal I.IV.
.r ; .l. ;i.i -- '-"--".i.--"
ttuaui iu, t. i,g,r,H, BOPror UST
nf aarrer aad aala al lit
kiiia. -aaan Mraeaae miiimmm
Uslted italaj ,'' t.a PraaMaat of tba Halted SUue
a Fll laaflB Ot
PM A"lfkV.f . eiseoaiiBeeae er the BWbsoc.
Laad Dl.trlct, offlw i . Mecroe. la U Sutee?
Uatalaaa, aad that Ua eaaaat It a 4a tlerela be
natt i ebject to sale aad aatrr at Sew Orlaaaa, ta
aald 8UU, from aad after ike lat day of Pece&thar
LaaiarsmalalageaaaWaad aaapprcertalad by
law, aad baratoftife aablact to aal aad eatir at
Hoaroa, will eeaaete be aaUeel Ueatry at (bat
aasad afur lha dsU above maalieaad. Tbe
stare eabHcaoUeeef thedar ob wTa Utar will
M nrtniMi la vaoalva atnlltiallaaa r.ir.lirl.a
k- - amwriTM B( pwW VI'
::i ..'.i. i.. i. .. .L.r. r-.iv "-- " -- v.
aw vac . a. ineraii
OlTeaaadar mr haad.at lbs (Icaaral Laid Of.
Br order of
lainecurer waaaiagtca, p v , Ibis U4 dar
ik..' i. j..i
Cemmlaaloaer of tbe Ocacra) taad $.
Urif co Itstbs CoraoLtsiviB Lasa Office, 1
taiwOatsiia.La., Sec tt.lM ')
Motlce )s aereby ilTrUaT the looks and
rMiSa of the MoBroo UidOSH hare Uea re
ntofad le Hew Orlaaaa. This ealtcwllt Upra
pardurtoelTe applisetloaifor ostites of laads
labraced la the kearoe DlaSrltl ca aad after
Tb tlllitas ef tbe DUlrlol are rsapeclfelly la
m a. fenced thai
ROBERT FULTON & CO.,
ill IflXTp ITBZXT,
Hkf, r.MBtlr Bad. eaUulT, arraacaiaaU far
tferebaudla. .r KT.rj- Deaerlpll.a
nm or i,ooo aid ot It tH r out,
.)PB IVibt DAT (la4arf eM,le4 tnu .
tot lb. llalr, ladtti wo fornerlr umStm!
i". IW"1IX abandooln, tbem rtVr
and tb, new artlcla ta harmleii, ao cleaa
" V"t Plaaiant to tb. leniei, and
Sf"Si "P" meaoa of noiwlor
lb. orison eolor tbat ther abaolntalr ibnl
AM lrbaa lby tblnk ot tba dltbr ilnll tbr
oM aed. ,o3'
1 Trim, .ui oxi wbo hal teitad lu mer
lu, ul wbo coniaqnratlf apaoka from per
tonal eiperlnc that Jlotfa Malt Extract
nlfbt coma low nalT.rtal me, aa It merit,
tb. prafarrae. orar all tonlca o J tb. day. anil
le arlendld aa A UU. drink. TbU celebrated
preparation aertee aa An excellent atrenrtb.
enln, Darerara, ..d.Uibtmi tonic, and a
pleaaant remedy for dlaorden of tb. throat,
ahcit, loogl and atomaob
Bold by all dm, (late and (roceri, eoS
Wilcox 4 dua'i Sim. lUcmiix, pro
nounced tbe almpleit aad noUeleee maobln.
In tb. world, can now be bongbt on eaey
lenne at tbe afency, O. Banm'a HoopaUrt
and Coraet Vactory, 815 Berenlb tirtet, be.
tween D and E B
1. T. LlctT, cornet of Canal and Tweinh
atreeu, la eelUa, a car,, of 400 tone of coal
below market prioaa for cub alio, wood al
reduced ratea. Try him.
.tixartuu axuiiwa at 1M Twelfth
elrtet, between O and D.
Hata, Oipi, BootA, And Bhoeav
JJWBII.H OT..JJ, ATjEj5.,ro3mo j
D.t.Ja.l opaaal alui, au.ila.atat aaw
tOOTI AID IlIOM,
Aal aalllaf . ttMNf tiae ata.n atartaa Ikr
aa 4.WB. b.l a.11 ll.a tl rt, ilu wk.rilS
W". knalafeaaef IHirr.iiMliMlM
Ikm. ... il.iur. .(.lif,.l. .kl.k T. will
4i4 1. w..r rpr...al.o. , Olj. lk,a a 3 il
f.r.partka.l.f. aa4rm .V11 " a (a.ta,.
TltAintirtaKn duo. .
x.w, 009 iTiin atkliT.
Immense Sleek of
SOOTS AKD BUOJSS W TUB OXTT.
4..I lk.1 w. will f.Vuar
la Ik. aoeatrr,
GEO. B. 1TILN09I X
b0e. " PEA0
j C.r. Olh a D atH q.
avarieiiL ArrtxTioxmiD to rttntia.
m reana.AT.aaa tbiUa. tear 1 1th tt.
no. a. maiaeaaa. aaTlai'iataaa
CDIKaBll A K.HCTOIB,
P. Tl T N T P. R R
WMlWBr4 n.uaiBf.asvlk.M.ar r.ii.vUBila
y ..a, aaa A.wBp.r jrlltlac ,r.pUr
PdUijlTinlj lttnnt sid ElerenH (imt,
(OnrKakaa A Blaikkr4' thn.,1
your V an Annuity Atturanc. on
your lift in tht EXCELSIOR, of New
Jr BOtT, Ageniij No. 3 Totrnj Jfen'i
Chrittian Allocation Building, comer
Mnlh and D irreefj. d8-tf
CONTENTED MIND IS BOMB
"thing you cannot havt (f you art tSt
ovmtr of property that it not iiuured.
TJ. danger of Fin at thit itaton of tht
year it great. If you- would get rid of
the nervout and untaty fitting you have
when you hear tht Firt Afarn tounded,
go to tht OJhe of A. S. PBA TTfBON,
ATo. 3 Towi? fen", (rtWan Atioda
thn Building, corner Nintn. and D
ftrttt, and inturtin their g tod, prompt.
paying ffqmpaniu, tht BO UE of Net
Tort, tht PUCENIX of Hartford, tht
rONSEIFB ond JVjg IV TORK, and
(htPlRKKEtfSofKri, Tort. Don't
cWay. Bo it NOW. de8-tf
BbU4mi nd MtorlaL
jasr of Ik. .f aid. .Fttij elir-tlf.welk. O.ik
aaiailur.all aoBiaW.r .a. iEi4 I... prlM
M. UbI tni Ik.. Ik. ...poiul.a' ,,...
..ll.Utfn,lh..fi.tlk. wo,k la ..aipliul,
ta.u.4 at ealaf aUWJ Ik. w.rk I. Ma!
-"" n. TUOlllTOB tkllTll,
, ., OflM. ri.r Mlalk aid U alrMU,
Mpl-lf CkriallBB A.H.t.ll.a Ball4li(.
J. r. 'NOLAN,
laipejTalTlrBijl iralar-rrM f.ll0.a,o.lU.a
bb4 praT.l A.or.r, r.B4.r. w.Tl. of k.BM. la
arTl.B. u daapa.... Aa, Kl.klMa TMr. r
Btomotrplng And Slectrotyplog
At OUBAT WITHE,
t.r..tri.ra .ad KJeetrot7per.t
71 PxaverlTaata Athob.
5J,1l,,,i -. ptDoi, ittiiL nm.
flOTe BnialBBUT .B kBBB. Ball
"' X otreet, eppcilt. rait CWA Daartmet
flnmblng tnd Dai-nttlng,
-. ii ,
BROWNE &. POWER,
PLVancBm aud uab-wittzkb,
ABB Bail IV
Ms 483 Klalb street.belwMB D aid Istreals,
ajTSala aitahs far HeU'B Celebrated TsbsUi
Orea EaaaM. laU
DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
-am H. LEWIS,
ja oaatAB iv ML
Pin. Drsgi, BedlcineA and Cheaicila
illO, A FULL lIMORTHlirT T
IBS riTIIT alDlCIVXI.
Y.M.C. A. BUILDING,
siiitu anu TaSaa9Tai.
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'r.W.vMe w.riaaB.kip, ..a lhar.B..e r..
ouliue I. ail all near, pioartiy. Va-CiiriBiiil
M tjbjj. aaa al.alT BB.BI Ja. kalTlka ...T1
tWMI link Bad aa...lk .tratu, a4 000 A klr.kl.
k.lwa.a r.arlk aa. Ulk alrMuT all