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WASHINCTON, D. CM SATDKDA J OKNINGr. DECEMBER 30, 1876.
A BIG PISH OF CROWE
tor ik- billy cook's clients,
TYhicli Includes Majnr Klcliaids and the
.:-.iubS-rv-A Bombshell Explode i in the
Camp of the Miscreants Like a Clap of
Thnnilf r Dr. Crowe Tell a fctory Oiat no
rerjury Can Darken 150 Per Month For
the Police A Few Resignation- or Dis
lnioHals In Onler.
The police investigation was continued yester
day at police headquarters. The board held itl
regular session prior to resuming the examina
tion of witnesses. The witnesses who assembled
in the meantime waited about in the adjoining
rocm and ball-ways, and the gathering was one
f the most strangely mixed ones that conld be
imagined. Blacklegs, gentlemen, reformed gam.
tiers, lawyers, police officers and reporters min
gled together and united in the wish that the
beard would hurry up and open the doors.
Finally the board opened the doors, but not until
a number of the witnesses had left in disgust.
Several others left before their names were
The session of the board was shortened on ac
count of the absence of witnesses, and did not
last over an hour. Mr. Cook, having exhausted
bis list of available witnesses, closed his case for
the present. His only two witnesses were Officer
Sutton, of the Fifth precinct, and John Wallace,
the proprietor oi a negro gambling-house. Sut
ton testified in the main as other officers from his
precinct. He had been doing duty on the beat
which includes "Rum Row," and swore that he
bad never received any instructions to take steps
towards arresting gamblers or breaking up gam
bling house;. He also made oath to the fact that
he had mentioned his suspicions in relation to
certain bouses in that locality to his superior
officers, and that they had taken no action what
ever, so far as he knew.
Wallace, of course, destined to say that be was
a gambler, or that any gambling was carried on
in his establishment at the corner of Thirteenth
street and Pennsylvania avenue. He answered
the usual questions in relation to money paid to
the police in the usual way.
The day was signalized by the opening or the
testimony for the people. Mr. John A. Grow,
who has so ably represented the people before the
board, first presented the testimony of the owners
or agents of property occupied as gambling
houses, in order to show that gamblers who had
denied the existence of certain gambling-houses
had committed glaring pcrjnry. The owners and
agents of these places seemed to have been de
moralized by their relations with the blackleg
for they exhibited a wonderful amount of I
ranee upon matters that no one should know id
-well as themselves.
One proprietor of a house in Rum Bow, the
second floor of which is occupied as a gambling
hell and the first floor as a store by the owner
himself, said nnder oath that he did not know
who the lessees of the second floor were. That
be left that all to his agent.
The day was closed with an interesting piece of
evidence from Dr. Crowe. It seemed to fall vory
suddenly and unexpectedly. The witness told a
straight story about a sum of money, amounting
to 1150, which Jerry Jewell, ostensible proprietor
of "Sawdust Hall," put aside to pay an assessment
by the police authorities for the privilege of run
ning a certain new game Invented by the witness.
The evidence of Dr. Crowe will be corroborated,
and Jerry Jewell himself, if he remains in the
city long enongb, will be questioned in regard to
the (ISO. Jewell was about the building until
Crowe testified, and then, when his name was
called, he was not to be found. The investigation
was left off at a very interesting point yesterday,
and future developments will be looked for with
Sir. Cook again disclaimed having any other
motive in taking part In the investigation than
the desire of getting at the truth, and seemed
much hurt and shocked that anybody should ac
cuse him of acting in the capacity of attorney for
Major Richards or for the gamblers.
After the regular meeting or the Police Board
In private session the doors were thrown open.
and a crowd of witnesses and others who had
been kept waiting for some time in an adjoining
rocm crowded in.
MAJ0B RICHARDS HAS NO COUNSEL.
Before beginning the examination of witnesses
Mnjor Klcnaras niwio , et-Anrot, saying that In
the papers he bad seen references made to Mr.
Cook as bis counsel. On the day previous to the
opening of the investigation he liad agreed with
the president of the board that the Investigation
should be conducted in a manner similar to that
In which a previous investigation In rererence to
an officer of the force had been conducted, and
that Mr Cook, attorney or the 1-oarJ, should
manage and question the witnesses. He wanted
it placed upon the record that he neither em
plowed counsel nor summoned any witnesses.
NR. COOK ALSO EXPLAINS.
Artcr Major Richards was seated, Mr. Cook said
that that was exactly as he considered the case.
Major Richards was his friend, but if be considered
him guilty, he would not shield him. It was un
true that be was Major Richards' counsel, and
there was as little truth In the statement that ne
was the gamblers' attorney.
Mr. Grow stated that as far as he or his side was
concerned there was no apology to be made. He
advised Mr. Cook, if he did not wish to appear as
acting as counsel for Maior Richards and the
gamblers, to alter his course in conducting ex
amination, Mr. Cook snappishly replied that when he
needed Instructions from Mr. Qrow he would call
Mr. Grow said lie would charge him nothing
The examination then began. Mr. Cook called
of the Fifth precinct. Sutton testified that lat
November he arrested the Jones Bros, on a war
rant sworn out by Tbos. J. Bicksler, and given
him by Sergeant Dinsmore. Had never hesitated
to do his duty In relation to the class of persons
known as gamblers. Knew of houses on E street,
between Thirteenth and Fourteenth, repre-ented
as gambling-houses. Ne cr had any complaints
or losses made to him. Believed that It was pub
licly known that there were gambling-houses in
that vicinity. Had never received any Instruc
tions to make arrests or gamblers. Had spoken
or his suspicions to his superior officers. Had
tried the doors of the houses, but could not get in.
Did not do this under instruction. Had never
preferred any complaint against the houses. Saw
tersons passing in and uut at night. Did not
now ol the gamblers ever receiving information
from the police in reference to intended raids.,
JOHN D. WALLACE,
proprietor of a negro gambllng.honte, corner of
Pennsylvania avenue and Thirteenth street, was
Mr. Cook's next witness. He testified that ho
had lived in the city forty-one years, and was
acquainted with gamblers; knew of no arrange
ment, ftc by which the police received Money;
lived In Washington; kept a bar-room and bil
liard saloon at the corier ct Thirteenth street
and the Avenue: Mr. John Alexander was the
agent of his landlord; did not carry on any gam
ing there; objected to answer whether any gam
ing bad been carried on there; had no money to
Fpare to lean to detectives: declined to answer
how long since any game was kept at his place of
This finished Mr. Wallace, and Mr. Cook called
out the names of a number of witnesses, Includ
ing the editor of the Rfpitblicax, but none of
them were present. He Immediately had issued
another subpoena for Mr. Soteldo, editor of The
"Witnesses for the People.
Mr. Cook stated that that exhausted his avail
able witnesses, but that he would afterwards call
up somewho were not present that day.
Mr. Grow began the examination in the in
terest or the people.
was first called. He testified that be was agent
ol the property described by Wallace a his
(Wallace's) place or business.
CHARLES O. BALL
was next called, and testified that be owned the
premises No. 1:37 E street, (the second story of
which Is occupied as a gambling-saloon.) Did
not know who the lessees were; his agent, Wal
lace Klrby, rented out the place: did not know
whether the leases were written or not.
Mr. Cook objected, zaylng that Major Rich
ards was on trial.
Mr. Grow stated that he wished to show, by
the owners of the property and others, that mem
bers of the gambling rratemity had perjure!
themselves before the board.
Mr. Cook waxed eloquent over perjury for
some minutes, and then allowed the examination
PETER X. DUB AM
was njxt called, and testified that he was the
lessee of the basement or the building at the
corner ol Sixth street and Pennsylvania avenue,
(in which Teel's gambling hell is located.) The
property was owned by parties In Baltimore and
New York. Did not know who leased the second
story of the building.
AH INTERESTING WITNESS.
I. W. Crowe, being dnly sworn, testified as fol.
Dliect examination by Mr. Grow "Mr. Crowe,
do you reside in Trashington!"
"How long have rou resided here?'
"Ever since March."
"What Is your business "
A physician, sir "
"Do you know anything about the gambling
houses in this city V
"Not at present."
"Have you ever known ?"
"Have you ever been in any of them?"
"Can you name any of them 7"
"Yes: I have been In Parker's, and I have been
in Ike Jones'."
"Where Is that!"
"Corner Thirteenth and K streets."
"Have you been in any other J"
"Whereabouts is that 7"
!'l don't know the number; It Is between
Twelfth and Thirteenth streets, on E."
Un any other 1"
"Not during the last eight months, I believe,
that 1 can recollect."
A HEW GAME.
"Are you the Inventor of any game?"
"What did you do with the invention!"
"I sold the game to Isaac Jones and Jerry
"What was the result or the sale!"
"Very little, sir."
"Did you ever have any settlement withJewell
"Yes, sir, two orthree times."
"What was the result of those settlements!"
"Very small, sir."
"Did you ever get all or the money that was
coming to you!"
By Mr. Cook: "I submit to this board whether
we are to sit here and have investigations or this
kind and matters between private individuals
gone into, or course. If the board desires it I
nave no objection whatever."
Mr. Grow. "If the gentleman desires me to
put questions in a direct manner I will do It."
Commissioner Berret. "Give all the facts in
Mr. Grow, to witness. "Did they 'retain any of
the money that was coming to you!"
"They said they did."
"For what purpose was It retained!"
BUYING A PRIVILEGE.
'Jewell told me that it was to get' the privi
lege from the police authorities."
"How much did they retain!"
"One hundred and fifty dollars."
"Have you ever received that money since!"
Cross examination by ;Mr. Cook: "What Jones
told yen that!"
"Jones, did nottell'me that: it was Jerry
"Where did he tell you that!""
"In 'Sawdust Half.'"
"Three or four months'ago.''
"What month was It!"
"I can't recollect now."
"What time orday wasit!"
"I think it was in the evening." .
"Did he say what police authorities it was for!"
"Did not say whether It was Commissioners or
the Major or any af the detectives!"
"Did not mention any names at all."
By Mr. Cook: "Nobody at all just .the police
By the Board. "Do you know what was done
with that money!"'
"Do not know what disposition was made of it!"
MR. BERRET BECOMES CURIOUS.
By Mr. Berret. " Doctor, while you are on the
stand, I have a little curiosity to know in what
did this invention consist!"
"I could show you in bad the cards."
"It is a trick with cards!"
"No: it is a came that can be clayed with
. ardJU- it can be played for fun or otherwise with
,-iery. If you would like to seo it, I will
luce the cards and show you."
fir. Berret. "Oh! .no, sir; I am not learning any
v games now. I suppose it is according to
"Yes, sir; but It was not according to 'Hoyle.' "
By Mr. Grow: "I would like to ask you one
more question before you leave, Mr. Crow. Was
there any other person with you when this state
ment was made!''
"Yes, sir; Charles BoswelL"
JERRY JEWELL MISSING.
Jerry Jewell was seen about headquarters jnst
before Dr. Crowe testified. During the interest
ing part of his testimony two or three of Jewell's
friends went out of the room. When Dr. Crowe's
examination was finished Mr. Grow called for
Jerry Jewell, but he was not to be round. The
names or several other witnesses were called, but
they were not present, and the board adjourned
WHO GIVES TIIE INFORMATION
One writer says: "Goon fearlessly in your noble
crusade against the gamblers. Many a homo is
desolate to-night through their agency. Your
journal shows an independence that should
shame the namby-pamby sheets called news
papers here. One phase or the case strikes
net! suseeptlbleorimprovement. You denounce
the police generally for not breaking up the dens
referred to. Why, my dear JJetudlicak, a poor
devil of a policeman who would dare interfere, on
hit own observation, with. the gamblers, would
soon be dismissed the force. No, no ; don't blame
the private. Go for the private's superiors. And,
one word more : Turn your attention to the detec
tives. You expressed surprise that gamblers
werenotifled of intended raids, .Perhaps the sug
gestion that the ga tablets'., and prostitutes' as
sessments have aided in making the detectives, as
well as other police, folks, owners of considerable
real and personal property, may relieve your sur
prise. Take in the-whole crowd; Mr. Editor. The
protector of a thief is no better than a thief. Go
DRAW-TOKER AT HOTELS.
Another writer says : "I hope whllo you are
waging war upon the gamblers you will not over
look the private club-rooms attached to -hotels and
Is being nightly played, and ir the" authorities
would take the pains to step into room No. 4, St.
Marc hotel, and various other known places, they
would find groups or Government clerks (who
have been shut out from the 'banks') playing the
little game with the same learlessness as hereto
fore, defying all law and authority. I tell you,
Mr. Editor, this Is a noblo work you have under
taken, and many will rise up and call you blessed.
From one who knows whereof they affirm."
The "Hutchinson Family" will sing at the mass,
meeting Sunday alternoon In Lincoln- hall, and
Drs. wills and Newman will lift their eloquent
voices for the suppression of the vice of gambling
in our midst.
A GENERAL REHASH OF TESTI MONY SOME SAY
1ES, SOME SAY SO TIIE REPUBLICANS SAX
(.UlNE. f Special to the National Renubllcan.l
Ntw Orleans, La., Dec. 29. The two com
mittees are again In session. The witnesses on
both sides seem to impart very little new Informa
tion. There is nothing but a continual rehash ol
old stories and bought-up yarns. The Democrats
are trying to prove all they desiro by the few
negroes whom they found pliant enough to work.
Negroes who go before the House commutes and
testify to a peaceful election afterwards go
among their Republican friends and shed tears
In secret. They are afraid to decline the invita
tion ol the White Liners to appear before the
committee, and once there dare not testify to any
thing displeasing to the Democracy. Such Is
life here. The Senate committee has been en
gaged all day In having testimony in contra
diction of Eliza Pinkston, who is alleged by some
of the witnesses to be a very bad woman, capable
of Infanticide, and one or the most prominent
prostitutes in the country. Chairman Howe
during these statements admitted that Eliza
Pinks ton's reputation was bad, but said that the
witnesses' testimony could not impeach her
statements ol being wounded and the murder of
her husband, because those facts were fully
proven By others. The Senate sub-committee
went to the residence of Eliza Pinkston at noon
to take her testimony, but found her laboring
under such intense nervous excitement that the
Idea was abandoned for .the present. The people
with whom she lived said a person had called
there this morning and excited ncr by telling her
that the people from Ouachita were coming to
testify numerous things against her In rererence
to her children. The committee returned to the
cusi om-house and examined a numberof witnesses
relative to the breaking up or the Union Rights
Club in East Baton Rouge.
The Cradle or Revolution.
FACTS, RUMORS, ETC. TIIE WAR STILL IS rr.C
GRESS r-RIVATE HOUSES ABE UROKEXIN AND
Brownsville, Tex., Dec. 29. A courier ar.
rived yesterday with news from the Interior or
Mexico. General Diaz was occupyingQ.uere
taro, Iglesias having retired to Guanajuato.
The report that Gen. Escobedo had .been.cap
tured and shot is untrue. He and Lerdo wero at
Maxatlan. Generals Roeha and Quesada left
here per steamer yesterday for New Orleans,
neither Kevueltas nor Cortina being willing to
turn over their commands to them, as they
seemed to represent none of the factions of Mex
icans. The house of another merchant in Matamara
was broken into yesterday, by order of Revueltas,
and merchandise to a large amount taken, be
cause he refused to pay the Illegal exaction of
three per cent, ic.
American merchants doing business In Mata
moras have applied by telegraph to the Govern
ment or the United States at Washington for
protection against the Illegal and arbitrary acts
or Gen. Rcvucltxs in breaking Into and robbing
the stores under pretense or collecting an ex
traordinary contribution imposed by him for mili
tary purposes in violation of treaty stipulations.
The appointment or Prince Woronzoff as com
mander or the Tenth Russian army corps is re
gr.rded as a concession '.o the Tartars or tbo
Crimea. The corps will occupy the Crimea in
the event of war, and have its headquarters at
Slmpberopol. Beside the villa of Alusska, which
surpasses the Imperial residence in beauty and
plcturesqueness of situation, the Prince owns a
large amount of real estate In the Crimea, which,
emulating the example of his father, he adminis
ters not only for his own benefit, bnt with an eye
to the interests or the country and the people.
On the Introduction of the new military service
system, a few years ago, the Mennonltes and
other German colonists of Southern Russia re
solved to emigrate, and tho Crimean Tartars
would have followed their example had not
Poince Woronzotr actively Interfered in their be
"halfand undertaken a conciliatory mission to the
The hereditary Prince ofMelnlngen, whowas
with Schliemann In Mycena?, declared at the re
cent Winekelmannjcelebratlon or the Archaeo
logical Society in Berlin that he was the first
person In thousands or years to pass through the
Lion Gate, He reports the discoveries as or the
highest importance. The sculptures in the tombs
are as old as. It not older than, the lions on the
gate. No inscriptions, however, have yet been
found. The value of the metal in the recovered
treasure alone Is estimated at $70. Whatever
may be thought or Schllemann's assertion that
be has discovered the tomb or Agamemnon, there
can be no doubt that be has round the tomb or
the eld kings of Arges.
A HAPPY NEW YEA1J.
TYIIO "WILL RECEIVE NEXT MONDAY.
Official Reception at the "White House and
by the Member of the Cabinet Complete
Directory for Callers The Ladles "Who
"Will Be Glad to See Tlielr Friends Gentle
men Can Now Make TJp Their List.
Extensive preparations for New Year's Day
have been made In the city, and from the long
list of those who will receive Monday, published
below, gentlemen will be taxed to their utmost
in trying to see all their fair friends who will
keep "open house."
The list is very complete, but it will be sup
plemented by another list Monday morning, In
which space will gladly be given to the names of
ladles who will receive, and who have not yet
communicated with The Republican. Ladies
desiring such announcements to be made are re
quested to send in their communications before 8
o'clock to-morrow (Sunday) evening.
The Congressional Temperance Society and
other temperance societies have passed resolu
Uons'requesting New Year's hospitalities will not
-be made mischievous by offering Intoxicating
beverages. The subject will probably be men
tioned in many of the city pulpits to-morrow.
Patriotic callers should not fall to pay their re
The White House.
The usual New Year reception will be held at
the Executive Mansion according to tho following
At 11 o'clock a. m. the President will receive
the Cabinet and foreign Ministers. At 11:30 a. m.
the Judges or the Supreme Court of the United
States, Senators and Representatives In Congress,
the Judges of the Court of Claims, the Commis
sioners of the District or Columbia and tho
Judges of the Supreme Court of the District of
Columbia, former members of the Cabinet, (either
oi the present or of previous administrations,)
and former Ministers of the United States to
other countries will be received. At 12 m. the offi
cers of the army and navy will be received. At
12:30 p.m. the Assistant Secretaries of Depart
ments, the Assistant Postmasters General, So
licitor General and Assistant JUtorneysLGeneral,
Superintendent of the Smithsonian Institution,
the Commissioner of Agriculture, the Superin
tendent of the Coast Survey and the heads of the
several bureaus will be received. At 12:45 the
Associated Soldiers or tho War or 1812, the Asso
ciated Veterans of 1S4S and members of the Old
est Inhabitants' Association will be received. A
delegation of the Grand Army of the Republic
will be received after the reception of the mem.
bersof the Oldest Inhabitants' Association of
the District of Columbia. The reception of citi
zens will commence at 1 o'clock p. m., at which
tlmethe gates of the inclosure will be opened,
and will terminate at 2 p. m.
Carriages will approach the Mansion by the
eastern gate and leave by the western gate.
Mrs. Grant will be assisted by Mrs. Sartoris
and Mrs. Fred Grant.
The members of the Cabinet will receive on
New Year's day as follows :
Secretary orstate, at 1500 I street, from 1 to 3
secretary of the Treasury, at Wormley's, from
1 to 3 p. m.
Secretary or War, at 1239 Vermont avenue,
from 1 to 3 p. m.
Secretary or the Navy, at 1337 K street, from 1
to 3 p. m.
Secretary or the Interior, at 1408 H street, from
1 to 3p.ro.
Morrill. Mrs. Secretary Morrill and daugh
ters will receive at Wormley's.
Mrs. Attorney General Tatt and Mrs.
General Sherman will receire, on New Year's
Day, In the main parlor at the Ebbitt house.
Mrs. Taft will have with her on that day her
daughter-in-law, ;rrom Cincinnati. Miss Sher
man, Mrs. Colonel Audenrlcd, Mrs. Colonel Ba
con and Mrs. Miles, niece of the General, will
receive with Mrs. Sherman
Mrs. Justice Clifford will receive at her par
lors in the National hotel, assisted by Miss Cole.
Mrs. Justice Miller and herdaugbterwlll re
ceive, assisted by Miss Harding, of Philadelphia,
Miss Howell, of Keokuk, and Mrs. Col. V. Stamp,
at 1415 Highland Place.
Mr. JuencE Field and family will receive, on
New Year's Day, at their residence, on Capitol
MBS. SrnoEOK General Beale, U. S. N., as
sisted by her daughter, Miss Mary Beale: her
niece, Miss Blow, and Miss Maggie Kelley, both
of Virginia, will r.eelve her friends, on New
Year's Day, at 815 Twelfth street northwest.
ARMSTEOio. Miss Martha Armstrong will
assist Miss Annie M. Jackson.
Adams. Miss Emma Adams will assist Mrs.
Andebson. Mrs. John S. Anderson. 1218 Mar.
sachusetts avenue, assisted by Miss Cbrlstl", oi
New York, and Miss Ralph.
Brigham. Mrs. Emma J. Brigham, at Mr.'.
Biddle. Mrs. Samuel Biddle, assisted by her
daughter. Miss Clara V. Biddle, Mrs. H. C. Bid
dle and Miss Kettle Easby, will receive at her
residence. 600 Twenty-first street. Mrs. W. B.
Moore will receive with her mother, Mrs. Biddle.
Blow. Miss Blow, a Virginia belle, will be
with Mrs. Surgeon General Beale, at 815 Twelfth
street, on New Year's Day.
Boteler. The Misses Boteler will assist Mrs.
Anna C. Burns at 1533 Eighth street.
Bailhache. Mrs. Major Bailbache, of Illinois,
with Mrs. Joseph May.
Robebdeau. Miss Robcrdeau will receive
with her sister, Mrs. Buchanan.
Burnett. Miss E.J. Burnett will be one of
the circle of ladies at 1334 G street.
BuRLEion. Mrs. J. H. Burleigh, of Maine, at
Bekjiett. Mrs. H. B. Bennett will receive at
14'.2 N street, assisted by Misses Emma Hartwell
and Lizzie Richardson.
Birkey. Mrs. General BIrncy and Mrs. Ar
thur A. BIrncy will receive at their residence, No.
23 K street northeast.
BUR3.S. Mrs. Annie O. Burns will receive New
Year's at No. 1533 Eighth street northwest, as
sisted by ber sister-in-law, Mrs. W. E. Morgan,
and Misses Mary and Carrie Boteler.
Baxter. Mrs. J. H. Baxter and Mrs. Portus
Baxter will receive at No. 704 Fourteenth street
BucnASAN. Mrs. Buchanan and her sister.
Miss Roberdeau, will bo happy to see their
friends, at No. Tl West street, Georgetown.
Blackfaw. Mrs. Blackfan and sister, Mrs. R.
J. Murray, assisted by Miss Olcott. or New
Jersey, and Misses Ball and Busbee, will receive
at No. vza Twelfth street northwest.
Browk. Mrs. Austin P. Brown, 1315 Vermont
avenue, assisted by Miss Ward, of Illinois, Miss
Hull and Miss Caldwell, after 12 m.
Casey. Mrs. Col. Casey will assist Mrs. Mar
Curtis. Mrs. William E. Curtis, at Mrs.
Carpenter. Mrs. C C Carpenter, or Iowa,
will receive at Mrs. Bines'.
Cluss. Mrs. A. Cluss and. daughters will re
celve at tlielr residence. No. 413 Second street
Carpenter. Mrs. Matt. H. Carpenter and
daughter will receive with Mrs. Admiral Golds
borough. Covdos Miss Cont'on, or New York city, will
receive with Mrs. G. O. onenowlth.
Clayton. Mrs. Senator Clayton will receive
with Mrs. Senator Dorsry.
Caldwell. Miss Caldwell will assist Mrs.
Anstin P. Brown.
CnKiSTiE. Miss Christie, or New York, will
receive at Mrs. John S. Anderson's.
Colemaw. Miss Coleman will assist Mrs. Jus
tice Clifford, at the National.
Cameron. Mrs. Angus Cameron will receive
at Mrs. Bines'.
Carter. Mrs. E. O. Carter will assist Miss
Kendall at 1323 Massachusetts avenue.
Cleveland. Miss Fanny Cleveland will do
the honors of the day with Mrs. Peter Campbell.
Craio. Mrs. Robert Craig will receive at her
residence, No. icos I street, between Tenth and
Eleventh streets northwest, assisted by Mrs.
Charles E. Ktlbourne, Miss Mary 11. Jones and
Miss Klnzer, of Alexandria.
Caxpbeli Mrs. Peter Campbell, 1207 Sixth
street, will receive, assisted by Mrs. E. J. Dallas,
Miss Maggie Campbell, and Miss Fannie Ciere.
Cromwell. Miss Mamie Cromwell and the
Misses Lauck will receive their friends at 1102 I
Carroll. Mrs. Philip Carroll, assisted by
Miss L. Phcntx, will be pleased to see her friends
at the New York Avenue hotel, corner Four
teenth street and New York avenue.
Cowing". Mrs. W.J. Cowing and daughters
will receive their friends at their residence, 12J2
Thirteenth street northwest.
Ohexoweth. Mrs. G. D. Chenoweth and
daughters, assisted by Miss Condon, of New
York city, will receive their friends ut No. 421 M
Ch ast. Madame L. Chase, No. 1109 I street
northwest, assisted by her daughters. Misses
Ella V. and Fannie CChase, and Misses Amelia
Ringgold, or this city, and Constance a. Seaton,
or Alexandria, Va., will receive their friends on
New Year's Day
Dent. Mrs. LonIsDent will see her friends at
Mrs. Marshal Sharp's on New Year's Day.
Dallas. Mrs. E. J. Dallas will assist Mrs.
Peter Campbell, at 1207 Sixth street.
Douglass. Mrs. J. W. Douglass and Mrs.
McMurtrie, with Mrs. Colonel Morgan, Miss Dor
itv and the Misses Stone, will receive their
friends at 1810 F street.
Uueli Mrs. R. A. Dnell and Miss Kate
Dnell, of New York, will receive at Mrs. Rules'.
Carroll. Misses Annie and Maggie Carroll
will receive, New Year's Day, at No, 2111 H street
Drummond. Miss Minnie Drnmmond will re
celve at Miss Ida J. Thomason's.
Debble. Miss Debbie will receive with Mrs.
A. U. Spalding.
Dorset. Miss Dortey assists Mrs. J. M. Dong.
Dorset. Mrs. Dorsey and Mrs. Senator Clay
ton will receive on New Year's, at the residence
of Senator Dorsey, 1118 Tenth street.
Dosiphar. The Misses Doniphan, of South
Washington, will receive. their friends on New
Year's Day, at 023 Maryland avenue.
EwmET. Miss Lon Ic)o Embrey will be ong
or the circle of fair ladles at 1201 K ttrset, Mon
day. Estaekook. Mtfj Estabrook will assist 'Mis.
Easbt. Miss Hettie Easby will receive with
Mrs. Samuel Biddle, 800 Twenty-first street.
Eolestos. Miss Egleston, or New York, at
Miss Minnie Nor flee Vs.
Elkins. Mrs. Elklns assists Mrs. R-CMc-Cormlck.
Eta8. Mrs. A. H. Evans. B33 M street; will
receive, assisted by ber daughters, Mrs. James
Stevenson. Mrs. Lt. Com. Kellogg and the JllJJts
Nina and Georgie Evans.
Evans. Mrs. F. H. Evans, assisted by Mrs.
E. O. Townsend, will receive her friends at No.
723 Fourth street northwest.
Foster. Mrs. Charles E. Foster and her sls
'ter. Mist Flo. Foster, will receive at 110J New
Pant. Miss Fannie Fant will assist her
friends, the Misses Ross, at 1200 K street.
Flte. Miss Nellie and Addle Flye will receive
at Mrs. Bines'.
Finlet. Mrs. Laura FInley, of Baltimore,
will receive with the MissesIIughes.
Fortejiat. Miss Fortenay will receive In com
pany with her friend, Miss McGUl, 1118 Ninth
Fxssesden. Miss Fessenden. of Stamford,
Conn., receives at Mrs. A. C. Spalding's.
Ford. Mrs. Ford will assist Mrs. Senator
Fassett. Mrs. Fassett will receive at her
studio New Year's Day, 925 Pennsylvania ave
Gray. The Misses Gray, assisted by Miss
Lily Parker and Miss Eunice Tabor, will receive
their friends at their residence, No. 15 Grant
Graham. The Misees Graham and Mrs. Geo.
Marsh. Jr., 1417 N street northwest, will receive
on New Year's Day after 12 m.
Gibes. Miss Nettle Glbbs will assist Mrs. Al
fred Wood, at 1334 U street.
Goldsborocgh. Mrs. Admiral Goldsborongh,
wmreceivecaiisonNew i ear's Day wun jurs.
Matt. 11. Carpenter and her daughter, at their
residence, 822 Connecticut avenue.
Gbisnell. The Misses Grinnell will receive
their i friends on New "Year's Day, at their,
residence, No. 36 Dunbarton street, Georgetown,
1). C, 11a. m. to 1 p. m., assisted by Miss F.
Hoglner, of Washington, D. C.
Harris Miss J. M., assists Mrs. Joseph T.
Hammond. Mrs. Thomas Hammond, ofMalne,
at Jlrs. Rlnes'.
Hobkins. Miss Georgie Hosklns. daughter or
Representative Hosklns, or New York, will -
celve at Mrs. Senator Mitchell's.
Hcxford. Miss Fannie HuxfOTd.ofNow York,
will assist Mrs. A. O. Spalding.
Hudson. Miss Hudson, of Mount Pleasant, at
Miss Mlnnlo Norfleet's.
Hull. Miss Hull assists Mrs. Anstin P. Brown.
Hogo. Miss Mamie Hoggwlll assist the Misses
Heiktzelma. Mrs. Gen. Helntzelman will
receive, assisted by ber sister, Mrs. SImmes, and
daughter, at No. 1123 Fourteenth street.
Harris. Mrs. Geo. E. Harris, or Mississippi,
daughter, of Mrs. McAllister, will receive with
her mother at 132S New York avenue.
Hclisg. Miss liming will receive her many
admirers at the residence or her sister, Mrs. Rod.
gers, 101 E street.
Howell. Miss Howell, of Keokuk. Iowa, will
assist Mrs. Justice Miller, at 1415 Highland Place.
Hartwell. Miss Emma Hartwell assists Mrs.
H. B. Bennett.
Hutchinson. Miss Maria Hutchinson will re
ceive her friends at the residence of her sister,
Mrs. Geo. A. Longlas, No. 1123 Twelfth street
Harding. Miss Harding, or Philadelphia, will
assist Mrs. Justice Miller, at 1415 Highland Place.
IlELrBENSTiNE, Mrs. R. K. Helphenstine, as
sisted by Miss Cannle J, Helphcnstlne, of Waynes
burg, Pa., will receive at her house. No. 1205
Eleventh street northwest, between M and N.
HucnES. Misses Nora and Sallle Hughes will,
receive at 10--"0 Seventeenth street, assisted by
iuiss uinra f iniey, oi uaiumore.
Hannun. MIbs Jennie Hannnn will receive
her Mends New Year's Day at 730 1 street north
west. JXckson. Miss Annie M". Jackson will Tecelve'
at 1739 K street northwest. assisted by Miss Mar
tha Armstead, of Philadelphia.
Jeffers. Mrs. Commodore Jcffers will assist
MM. R. O. MeCormlck.
Janes, Miss Emma Jane;nat Mrs. Jtincs5.
Joyce. Mrs. Charles II. Joyce and' MIss"Eucy
Joyce, or New York, at Mrs. Rlnes.
Jean. Miss Llna E. Jean will assist the
Jones. Miss Mary II. Jones receives with Mrs.
Robert Craig. ,
Joed an. The charming Mrs. Judge Jordan
will assist the Misses Merriman on New Year's
Day at 723, Thirteenth street.
Jackson. Mrs. Mary Jackson with Mrs. Mary
Johnson. The Misses Johnson, or Cumberland
and Baltimore, receive with Mrs. Thos.P. Morgan.
Jones. Miss Josie Jones receives with Mrs.
Jordan. Mrs. Judge Jordan will receive at
723 Thirteenth street, between G and H streets
northwest, assisted by Misses Lilian and Clara
Kei let, Miss Maggie Kelley will assist Mrs.
Gen. Beale on Monday.
Kellogg Mrs. Lieu,. Com. Kellogg, assists
Mrs. A. H. Evans.
KNArr. Miss Knapp assists Miss Minnie Nor
ficet. Kinder. Miss Klnzer, or Alexandria, receives
with Mrs. Robert Craig.
Kimball: Miss Kimball, a Philadelphia
belle, will be with Mrs. H. H. Wells, No. 901 M
Kilbocrne. Mrs. Charles E. Kilbourne assists
Mrs. Robert Craig.
Kennedy. Misses Agnes and Jessie Kennedy,
assisted by Mrs. Oscar II. Lackey, will rocelve
their friends at their residence, No. 131 Maryland
avenue, Capitol Hill.
Key. Miss Annie Key will assist tho Misses
Ross, next Monday.
Luther. Mrs. E, II. Luther, at Mrs. Rlnes'.
Kendall. Miss SHoam Kendall will receive
with Mrs. E. C. Cutter, No. 1328 Massachusetts
Longlas. Mrs. George A. Longlas will be as.
fisted by her sister, Miss Hutchinson, at No. 1113
Lackey. Mrs. Oscar H. Lackey with the
Misses Kennedy. -
Lauck. The Misses Lauck will be with Miss
Cromwell, 1102 1 street.
Little. Rev. and Mrs. George O. Little, as.
slsted by Miss Minnie Mitchell, or Cincinnati,
will receive at 438 P street northwest,
Morgan. Mrs. Tbos. P. Morgan, 1718 Rhode
Island avenue, will receive, assisted by her
daughters, Mrs. Major R.U.Parkerand the Misses
Johnson, of Cumberland and Baltimore.
Murpht Mrs. D, F. Mnrphy will receive at
her residence, 314 O street northwest, on New
Mat. Mrs. Joseph May. assisted by Miss Josie
Jones and Mrs. Major Bailhache, of Illinois, will
receive at No. (15 H street, lrom 1 o'clock until 5.
Mason. Mrs. Joseph T. Mason will receive at
her residence. 1514 Eighteenth street, assisted by
Miss J. M. Harris.
McMurtrie. Mrs. McMurtrie at Mrs. J. W.
Morgan. Mrs. Col. Morgan with Mrs . J. W.
Myers. Miss Myers will assist Mrs. Thomas
Marsh. Mrs. George Marsh, jr., will receive
with the Misses Graham.
Moore. Mrs. W. B. Moore receives with Mrs.
MELcniOR. Miss Melchior will assist the
Mills. Mrs. Clark Mills, assisted bv her
daughter. Miss Eva Mills, and Miss Emma
Adams, will receive calls at her residence, No.
1405 1 street.
Morrill. Mrs. Justin S. Morrill and sister.
Miss Swan, will receive on Monday, January 1,
corner Vermont avenue and M street.
McCormick. Mrs. R. C. MeCormlck, No. 1015
Fourteenth street northwest, assisted by Mrs.
Elklns and Mrs. Commodore Jeffers, will receive
on New Y ear's Day.
Mitchell. Miss Minnie Mitchell, of CIncIn.
nati. will receive with Rev. and Mrs. George O.
McGill. Mrs. McGIll, assisted by her danrh
ters, Mrs. Powell and Miss Nettie, and Miss For
tenay, will receive at 1118 Ninth streetnorthwest.
McAllister. Mrs. Richard McAllister, as
sisted by her daughters, Mrs. Geo. E. Harris, of
Mississippi, and Miss McAllister, will receive at
No. 1328 New York avenue.
Meline. Miss Mellne will receive at No. 512
E street northwest.
Morgan. Mrs. W. E. Morgan will assist her
friend, Mrs. Burns, 1533 1 street.
Moulton. Miss Belle Moulton will be one of
the circle ol ladles at 1334 O street.
Mitchell. Mrs. Senator Mitchell will receivo
her friends on New Year's Day at her residence,
No. 1(07 I street northwest, assisted, by the fol
lowing accomplished ladles: Miss Etta Upton,
daughter of Hon. W. W. Upton, of Oregon; Mrs.
Page, wife or Representative Page, or California;
Miss Georgie Hosklns, daughter of Representa
tive Hosklns, or New York, and Mrs. Foote, Mrs.
Russell and Miss Palro, of Washington city.
McCormick. Mrs. McCormick will be glad to
see ber friends at loll Fourteenth street.
Milcheli Mrs. Dr. Mitchell, together with
Miss Thompson. Miss Wlcrman and Miss EsU.
orooK, win receiv
ive at 1414 K street.
Mirick. Mrs. S. H. MIrick and daughter, 1323
Corcoran street, will receive New Years Day.
Norment. Mrs. Samnel Norment will receive
nt her r-mce, No. 1013 M street northwest.
Newman. Mrs. Dr. Newman will receive on
New Year's Day, after 12 m., at ber residence,
338 C street northwest.
Nortleet. Miss Minnie Norfleet, assisted by
her sis ter, Mrs. J. K. Robinson, Miss Egleston,
or New York; Miss Hudson, or Mount Pleasant;
Miss Senter and Miss Knapp, will receive her
friends on New Year's Day at 113 G street north
west. Ostbandxr. Miss Carrie A. Ostrander, of
Syracuse, N. Y., assists Miss Ida J. Thomason.
Olcott. Miss Oloott, of New Jersey, will re
ceive with Mrs. Blackfan, US0 Twelfth street.
PowEii.-Mrf. Powell, with im.aicaui, 1118
Phenix. Mis s Lon Pbenlx will be at home on
Monday, at the New York Avenue hotel.
Powell. Mrs. Joseph Powell and daughters,
of Pennsylvania, at Mrs. Bines'.
Paoe. Mrs. Page, wire of Representative
Page, of California, will receive at Mrs. Senator
Faieo, Miss Palro will assist at Mrs. Senator
Pearson Mrs. W. R. Pearson assists Mrs. A.
Pare tr- Mrs. Major R. O. Porker assists Mrs.
Thos. P. Morgan.
Parker. Miss Lily will receive with the
Philt. At 2001 Fourteenth street northwest,
the Misses (Amy and Laura) Phllp, assisted Dy
Ross. The Misses Sallie and Fannie Ross will
be at home at their residence, 1200 K street, on
Monday. They will be assisted by three lady
friends Miss Lou Belle Embrey, Miss Fannie
Font and Miss Annie Key.
Richards. The Misses Richards will receive
on New Year's day at their residence, 1217 Tenth
Rises. Mrs. Rlnes will receive at her house
No. 870 Twelfth street, with the ladles of the
Richardson. Miss Lizzie Richardson assists
Mrs. H. B. Bennett.
Robersow. Miss Roberson will receive atMrs.
Slater's, No. 1327 Eleventh street.
Rat. Miss Ray will assist Mrs. Wells, at No.
Ml M street.
Rohrer. Miss Minnie Rohrer will assist Mrs.
Thomas Wilson. .
Robinson. Miss Kate Robinson, of Philadel
phia, will receive at Mrs. Thomas Wilson's.
Russell. Mrs. Russell, of Washington, will
Tecelve her friends at Mrs. Senator Mitchell's.
Ringbold. Miss Amelia V. with Madame L.
Robinson. Mrs. J. K. Robinson will assist her
!ster. Miss Mfnnte Norfleet.
RAL'pn. Miss Ralph assists Mrs. John S. An
derson. Rodoers. Mrs. Rodgers1 will receive at No.
101 Estreet northwest, assisted by MIssHuling.
SrENCER, Mrs. H. C Spencer, assisted by the
young ladles of the Business College and lady,
pnauaies, win receive in tne easiness uouegi
hall, Seventh and L streets, from 10 a. m. toll
.Spalding. Miss A. C. Snaldlnir. assisted br
her daughter, Mrs. W. B. Pearson. Mrs. Wheeler
iuira ueooie rezsenueu, oi dianuoru, uonn., ana
Miss Fannie Huxford, of New York, will receive;
her friends at 13IS Eleventh street northwest.
Slateb. Mrs. Wm. H. Slater. No. 13Z7
i,Elevenlh street northwest, will receive New!
Year's Day, assisted by her daughters and Miss
Seaton. Miss Constance O. Seaton, of Aleu
andrla, with Madame L. Chase.
Swallow. Miss Emma Swallow will receive
with Miss Ida J. Tbomkson.
Sedteb. Miss Seuter with Miss Minnie Nor
fleet Stephenson". Mrs. James H. Stephenson will
receive with her mother, Mrs. A. H. Evans.
Stone. The Misses. Stone at J. W. Douglass.
Solomons. Tho Misses Solomons, assisted by
Miss Mamie Hogg, will receive at 1205 K street,
Searlk. Mrs. H. R. Searle will be happy to
see her friends on New Year's at 1223 Tenth
street, between M and N.
Smith. Miss Louise A. Smith with Mrs. Mary
Sharjt. Mrs. Marital Shan) will be happy to
, see her friends on New Jf ear's Day after 1 o'clock,
assisted by her daughter, Miss Sharp, her sister.
Mrs. Col. Casey, or New Orleans, and Mrs. Louis
Stokes. Misses Emma and Sadie StokeswllI be
pleased to see their friends at No. 717 K street
northwest, on New Year's Day.
Swan. Miss Swan will do the honors with
Mrs. J. S. Morrill, corner Vermont avenue andM
Stamp. Mrs. CoL V. Stamp will assist -Mrs.
Justice Miller at 1415 Highland Place.
Swaete. Mrs. T.T. Swaiye and her mother.
Mrs. J. s. P. Wheeler, will receive at 2118 G
Tabor. Miss Eunice Tabor receives with the
1 Tilghman. Misses J. J. and Amelia S. Tllgn.
man, assisted by Miss Llna E. Jean, will receive
their friends at No. 805 M street northwest.
Townsenb. Mrs. E. O. Townsend will assist
Mrs. F. H. Evans, at 723 Fourth street.
Thurman. Mrs. Senator Thurman wnirecelve
her friends at the house of her daughter, Mrs.
McCormick; No. 1015 Fourteenth street,
Thoxason,. Miss Ida J. Thomason will re
ceive at tha 'residence or her parents, 744 Tenth
street northwest, assisted by Miss Carrie A. Os-
l mond, of Le Droit park.and Miss Emma Swal.
I low. ' i J
, Townsend, Mrs. Martin L Townsend, at Mrs.
TnojrrsoN. Miss Thompson will assist Mrs.
Tkeikxhus-MIss Rosa Thellkuhl, assisted
br her friend. Miss Emma Wellington, will re-
i celve ber friends at No. 15 Fourth street south
east, Capitol Hill.
Upton. Miss Etta Upton will be one of the
charming circle who will welcome tho callers at
"I -"TrtlnYl rrf-lbfWAAn "Min - ..111
t n New Year's Day, be assisted in reclvlng ber
callers by Miss E. J. Burnett, or Connecticut,
Miss Belle H. Moulton and Miss Mettle Glbbs.
Willis. Mrs. B. A. Willis will receive at the
Wells. Mrs. H. H. Wells and Miss "Wells, as
sisted by Miss Kimball, or Philadelphia, Mrs. II.
II. Wells, ir., and Miss Ray, will receive their
friends, on New Year's Day, at their home, 901 M
Wilson. Mrs. Thomas Wilson will receive her
friends at 221 1 street northwest, assisted by Miss
Alesan Wilson, Miss Minnie Rohrer, Miss Myers
and Miss Katie Robinson, of Philadelphia.
Williams. Mrs. Mary Williams will receivo
on New Year's Day, assisted by Mrs. Mary Jack,
son and Miss Louise A. Smith, at 125 First street
southwest, between the hours or 12 m. and 8 p. m
Wierman. Miss Wierman will assist Mrs. Dr.
Wheeler. Mrs. J. S. P. Wheeler will assist
Mrs. Swayze at211C G street.
Wellington. Miss Ella Wellington, with
Rosa Thellkuhl, at 15 Fourth street southeast,
Willard. Mrs. C. D. Wlllard and her charm.
Ing little daughters will receive at their residence.
No. 230 A street southeast.
White. Misses Mamie and Anna White. 805
! street northwest, will receive their friends New
"Ward. Miss Ward, of Illinois, at Mrs. Austin
P. Brown's. .
Wheeler. Mrs. Wheeler assists Mrs. A. C.
Williams. Mrs. F. S. Williams will receive
at 411 Spruce street, LeDroit Park.
Zantzinoer. Mrs. Wm. O. Zantzlnger and
her daughters, the Misses Zantzlnger, will re
ceive at their residence, No. 339 O street north,
"Will Not Receive.
Brian. Mrs. H. T. Brian, 32 I street north
west, will not receive.
Middleton. The ladles of Mr. Mlddleton's
family, 214 New Jersey avenue southeast, will
SMiTn. Mrs. Daniel Smith, IS Grant street,
will not receive.
The House Committee Can't Help It.
HAYES AND WHEELER ELECTED THE DEMO
CRATS ADMIT IT THE STATE GIVES AN ENTIRE
ELECTORAL TOTE FOR REPUBLICANS.
New York, Dec. 29. The Herald' t Columbia,
S. U, dispatch says the House committee has in
concluding its labors here ascertained that tho
Hayes electors have an average majority of about
six hundred votes over the Tllden electors in this
State. This result was reached early Thursday
morning by the accountants of the committee,
and Is based upon the returns of the precinct man
agers and upon the actual votes cast, as near as
the committee could get at them. It was with
some difficulty that the sub-committee remaining
cere couia do persuaaea to give tnis announce
ment to the press, and it was then qualified by
the remark that there were certain illegal boxes,
irregularities and discrepancies that would have
to be considered by the entiro committee when it
again assembled at Washington. The two sub
committees, now at Charleston, will meet the one
now here at Florence in a few days, when the en
tire committee will proceed to Washington- to
complete its labors. It Is safe to say that the
committee will be unanimous in declaring that
the solid electoral vote of South Carolina was
cast for Hayes and Wheeler on the 7th of Novem.
ber last. The committee, while lt did not go into
a formal Investigation of the election of Governor
and State officers, was required to do so Inclden.
tally in ascertaining facts as to the electoral vote,
and lt is equally safe to say that the gentlemen
composing it are almost unanimous In the opinion
that Hampton and the remainder of the Demo
cratic State ticket are elected by majorities rang
ing from one thousand one hundred downward.
A JUDICIAL DECISION INVOLVING THE GOVERNOR
SHIPCASE CONTINUED TILL TC-DAT.
Columbia, Dee. 23. The case of Peter Smith,
the penitentiary convict, pardoned by Chamber
lain and retained in custody by tbe superintend
ent, who denies the authority of Chamberlain, on
application or Aaeeas corpui for release, came up
before Judge Carpenter, of this judicial district,
to-day. The question Involves the Governorship.
It was argued by leading counsel, and continued
till to-morrow, when the argument will be re
nmed. District Attorney Corbin, for the Hayes elec
tors, withdrew from the quo warranto proceed,
logs in tbo Supreme Court on the ground that
the court had no Jurisdiction.
The University of Upsaly, in Sweeden, which
was dedicated on tbe 21st olSeptember, 1477, will
win next year hold Its fourth centennial celebra
tion with great great pomp and ceremony. It was
the Intention of thepromoters of the celebration o
nnvell on the occasion a statue ol Sten Store, dar
ing whose reign the university was founded, but
up to the present time the sum collected for the
statue has not proved adequate. Tbe university
Is the oldest and wealthiest In the Scandinavian
countries; beside the large snms bestowed upon
ltbyanstavusVasa,itwas presented byGuita.
vus Adolphus II, with three hundred and sixty
farms, which now yield a revenue of 200,000 crowns.
The aid and stipendiary funds or the university
amount to 1,7.8,587 crowns, to which Is added a
government appropriation of 300,000 crowns. Tbe
faculty comprises 35 professors and 27 adjuncts.
and there are about (0 subordinate Instructors.
The lmnjatricnjated students number nearly 1,500,
A GIGANTIC serpent from India, the Python
litittctui, which was on exhibition In Berlin
few days, has been sold by Us owner to an Eng
lishman for seven hundred and fifty dollars. Its
length1 Is 'reported as twenty-two leet, and lt
swallow. twelve urge rabbits t one ravil
HAMPTON'S WtAYER TO CONGRESS
Is Presented by Senator Gordon In 'WbJcli
"Wade Claims to be Legal Governor of
Sonth Carolina The Consideration of the
Document .Is Prevented by the Absence
of a Quorum It Is Consoling; to Mention
That Randall Is Being Closely "Watched
and His little "Doings" Scrutinized.
The Senate had a brief session yesterday, and
at no time was there a quorum present. The
most Important business was the presentation by
Senator Gordon of two documents Intended to
commit the Senate to the recognition of Wale
Hampton as Governor of South Carolina. Mr.
Gordon has taken a very special Interest in the
politics of the Palmetto State, and he spent most
of his time in the State before and after the
late election. He, of course, says that Hampton
was elected. But, then, he Is not an Impartial wl'
nessinthe ease. He comes from, an adjoining
Democratic State.and, as he associated altogether
with Hampton and his friends while in South
Carolina, he Is, or course, very mneh. prejudiced
In their favor. His papers must lay over, how
ever, until there shall be at least a quorum of
. Mr. Conkling was appointed a member of the
committee to consider the questions relating to
the count of the electoral vote, in place of Mr.
Logan,-who hai telegraphed from Chicago that
it will be impossible for him to serve.
The Senate has adjourned until Tuesday, Jan.
nary 2, 1817,
Ilonse of Representatives.
In the House of Representatives the ball was
opened by; Mr. Lane.of Oregonf presenting a
number of memorials of tbe Legislature of his
State, asking Congressional aid for various ob
jects. He sent all the memorials up in a bundle
On Wednesday" last, during the discussion of
the Speaker's right to present a petition, after he
hod obtained nnanimous consent to 'present ex
ecutive documents only, the Speaker intimated to
Mr. Garfield that he should exercise more vigil
ance over what was being done at the Speaker's
desk. The Republican members seem disposed
to take tbe hint and not to be caught again as
they were on that occasion. Yesterday, there
fore, when Mr. Lane sent up his budget of legls.
l&tivo memorials, on objection was reserved as
against each one, so as to prevent the setting up
of a claim that tbe granting of unanimous eon.
sent covered every paper Included in the bundle.
As it happened, they were all legitimate papers.
When the House adjourned on Friday last the
bills which bad been Considered in Committee of
the Whole were not disposed of. That unfinished
business was taken up yesterday and the bills
were all passed. They were nearly all for the
granting of pensions, and the persons to be ben.
efited may thank their stars that the great ob
Jector,',Mr. Holman, was sot In his seat, for he
certainly' would have prevented the passage of
the bills In tbe absence of a quorum. A vote on
adjournment showed the presence of only fifty
seven members, bnt with this small number he
wanted to go on with the business on the private
calendar. Mr. Smith, of Pennsylvania, and other
Republicans very properly objected, and there
was nothing then for the House to do but to ad
journ. The session of to-day will also probably be very
brief, and then the House win adjourn until the
BE SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE COUNT OF THE
The Senate portion of the Joint committee to
consider a mode ol counting votes met again yes.
terday, but tho members ore, very properly, reji.
cent as to what has been done. Rumors and
speculations are plenty, and lt Is a singular cir
cumstance that each wiseacre who professes to
know what is being done .finds the action of the
committee accords with' his own vlows.y It is safe
to say thatoutslde the committee room nothing is
known of the proceedings of the committee.
Owing to the absence of members' tbe House part
of the committee has notyet got to work.
THE RECALCITRANT WITNESS
Speaker Randall yesterday received a tele-tf
gram from Chairman Morrison, stating that the
'-reanagerof the telegraph offiee-m'New Orleans'H
j?arnes,wno naa reiusea to prouuee tne uis
patches In obedience to the subpana of tbe com
mittee, had left for Washington in the custody of
a deputy sergeant-at-arms, and would reach here
Saturday morning. This Interfered with the
proposed adjournment or the House to Tuesday,
and deprived Speaker Randall of his contem
plated visit to Philadelphia and New York.
Among the names mentioned for tbe Important
position or Commissioner or Patents, made vacant
by Judge DueH'sresIgnation,ls that onion. T.C.
woodward, of Iowa, now a member of the Hoard
orExaminers-ln-Chleroftho Patent Office, whose
friends urge an enviable war record In addition to
his practical experience as a principal examiner,
before bis assignment by the President to the
position he now honors.
COMMITTEE ON THE PRESIDENCY.
The House part of the joint committee in rela
tion to the count of the electoral vote has not had
a lull meeting in consequence of the absence of
Mr. Payne, the chairman, and of Mr. A. S. Hew.
Itt. A sub-committee, or which Mr. Springer is
chairman. Is engaged In hunting up the laws,
precedents and orders bearing on tbe subject,
Tbe Speaker has not yet made anappolntment
to fill the vacancy on the committee to report
upon the powers and privileges or the House In
relation to the count caused by the resignation or
Mr. Monroe, of Ohio.
UNION CLAIMANTS NEED NOT HOPE.
People who are Interested in the payment of
claims growing out of the war may as well make
up their minds to look to another Congress for
relier. The Committee on War Claims has net
had a meeting this session. If they were dis
posed to report any bills they would all be forced
upon tbe private calendar, and that Is already so
large that there Is not the most remote possi
bility or disposing or the business on it at this
COURT OF ALABAMA CLAIMS.
In the Court or Commissioners or Alabama
Claims to-day Judge Jewell delivered the opinion
or the court, giving the reasons for dismissing tho
claims of George M. Robeson, Secretary of the
Navy, for the loss of the war steamer Hatteras,
destroyed by the Alabama, and the transport
Greenland, destoryed by the Florida, while under
charter by the United States. The opinion of the
Court Is that Congress did not Intend that the
court should consider any claims for property or
the United States destroyed by any or the rebel
cruisers. It cites the fact that aU claims for loss
of public property of the United States were either
abandoned by the counsel of the United States
before tbe arbitrators at Geneva, or were abso
lutely rejected by the tribunal itself, and that the
only damages awarded were for private vessels
and jroperty destroyed. The reclamation made
upon Great Britain was made by our Government
in its capacity or sovereign, and not as a mere
representative of private Interests, and the in
demnlty hat been paid to the United States as a
FLATTERING COMPLIMENT TO MR. CRES WELL.
The Conrt then announced its deep sense of the
Industry, ability and Integrity displayed by Hon.
John A. J. Creswell. the counsel for the united
States, to which Mr. Creswell briefly returned
thanks. After Mr. Davis, the clerk of the court,
had been complimented for fits ability, &c. Gen.
Creswell. in a few remarks, presented to the
court a series of resolutions expressive of the re
gret of the bar at
THE DEATH OF JUDOE BALDWIN,
a member of the court. After the resolutions had
been unanimously adopted. Chief Justice Wells
eloquently expressed the sense of the court at the
loss or the lamented Judge. A few motions were
then announced, and the court adjourned.
Subscriptions were being made in some of the
Executive Departments yesterday for the purpose
of defraying the expensesof a Hayes and wheeler
ratification meeting, soon to be held in this city.
INDIAN AITAIES SITTWO BULL.
Thomas J. Mitchell, Indian agent at Fort Peck
agency, Montano, writes to the Indian Commis
sioner from WoU Point, forty-five miles south of
ton f ecg, unaer aaie oi uecemoer v, siaung
that he had gone to Wolf Point to look after the
Interests of the agency farm. The morning he
left Fort Peck the Indians reported that Sitting
Ball, with his hostile followers, was In the
vicinity orthe crossing orMllk river, on the road
to Wolf Point, but the agent states he saw no
signs of them. On the Cth inst, Medicine Hear,
the principal chief of the Yanktonals, and Black
Tigeo, another prominent Yanktonal chief, came
down and reported that Sitting Bull and the ho
tiles had crossed from the south bank of the Mis.
sourl river, and were in camp a short. distance
above tbe Milk river crossing, and had three
lodges and nlnety-two shelter tents, although
Sitting Bull claimed to have with hlmtwohun.
dred and fitly families. Sitting Bull called Gen.
Miles "a fraud," and said that when they shook
hands on the Yellowstone they both raised their
hands towards heaven and took an oath to tho
Great Spirit that they would be friends, but that
the moment he (Sitting Bull) turned to leave
Gen. Miles -opened fire upon him. He inquired
the number of soldiers stationed at Fort Peck;
and was told there were about thirty. He re
plied, "He cared nothing about the soldiers; that
he and they were friends: that they had given
him ammunition and he had returned It to them
through the muszles ol his warriors' guns."
The work o'lnvesttgating the Treasury robbery
still goes on, bnt as yet there Is no revelation or
the guilty parties. The authorities at the Treas
ury Department are as close-mouthed as ever on
The balances in the-Treasnry Department at
the" close or business yesterday werer Currency,
19,850,701: speetaf deposits of legal tenders lor
redemption ofJeertineates ol deposit, 830,510,000;
coin. 90,SM,734; Including coin certificates, U.
811,(00; outstanding legal, tenders, (330,911,000.
A largenumber of counterfeit silver "half dollars
Is In circulation. They can easily be detected by
a lightness inthewelgbt below the genuine and
ty a greasy touch.
"Writes to President-Elect Hayes HeJ also
Fays His Respects to Governor Tllden Ho
Asserts that His Government Is Legitimate,
and Repudiates the Charge of Disorders In
His State As Usual, the Postscript Contains
tbe Meat of the Letters.
Columbus, Ohio, Dec 29. Judge T. j;
Maekey, ol Sonth Carolina, is here, as bearer of
a letter from General Wade Hampton to Got
ernorHayes. The letter is as follows:
Columbia, December 23, 1878.
My Dear Sir: I have the honorto Inclose a
copy of my Inaugural as the duly-elected Gov.
ernor of South Carolina. In view or the present
events, aid the official sanction given to gross
misrepresentation or the acts and purposes of the"
majority of the good people of the Common
wealth, I deem lt proper to declare that profound
peace prevails throughout the State; that the
course or judicial proceedings is obstructed by no
combination of citizens thereof, and that the laws
for the protection of the inhabitants In all their
rights of person, property and citizenship are be
ing enforced In our courts. While the people of
this State are not wanting, either tn the spirit or
means, to maintain their rights of citizenship
against the usurped power which now defies the
supreme Judicial authority of the State, they
have such faith in the justice of their cause that
they propose to leave Its vindication to the proper
legal tribunals, appealing at the same
time to the patriotism and Tmblie sentiment of
the whole country. The Inflammatory
utterances of a portion of the publfo
press renders it perhaps not Inopportune
for me to state, although the peo
ple is South Carolina view ..with grave concern
the present critical conjuncture in the affairs of
our country which threatens to subject to an ex
treme test the republican system of government
Itself, it is their firm and deliberate purpose to
condemn any solution or the existing political
problem that involves the exhibition or armed
force, or that moves through any other channel
than tbe prescribed form of the Constitution or
the peaceful agencies of law.
Trusting that a solution may be had which,
while maintaining the peace of the country, shall
do no violence to the constitutional safeguards of
popular rights, and will tend stUl firmly to unite
the people of ail the States In an earnest effort to'
preserve the peace and sustain the laws and the
Constitution, I am, very respectfully, your obe
iligvt servant, Wade Hampton,
Governor or South Carolina.
Bit Excellency R. B. Hayes, Gorernor of Ohio.
SjS: As the settlement of the vexed political
qutt!ons which now agitate the public mind must
ultimately depend on yourself or upon your dis
tinguished competitor for tbe Presidency, I have
addressed a letter similar to this to his Excel
lency Governor Tllden.
Yours, Wade Hampton.
ACROSS XHE OCEAN.
willino to make concessions and reform
but WILL HOT CONSENT TO OCCUPATION OF IT3
PROVINCES BT FOREIGN TROOPS.
London, Dee. S3. The Berlin correspondent of
the Pall Mall Gazette telegraphs to that journal
as follows: "It is affirmed here that the Porte has
declared its willingness to make concessions, and
offer ample securities to the Powers, but lt un
waveringly refuses to sanction the occupation of
its provinces by any troops whatever. Ithaseven
reinsed its -consent to occupation by English
troopr, upon 'which point the Turkish ministry
-were confidantlv approached, but by which power
your correspondent cannot learn."
The French-'Senale has" approved the bill con.
cerning guarantees for the Cuban loan.
The Standard' t dispatch from Belgrade says
the retention of the Rlsties Ministry is considered
a warlike sign.
Renters dispatch from St. Petersburg says all
the telegraph lines to Constantinople have been
interrupted since Thursday morning.
- A Berlin correspondent states positively that
toe- council at v icnnaneiiDeraiea uponineeven
' tnallty or Austrian occupation of Bosnia.
"The special correspondent of the Times at
Vienna reports that in Thursday's sitting orthe
conference at Constantinople lt was agreed that
the armistice should be prolonged until the 1st of
The correspondent or tbe Tines at Paris says
that the news received there from Constantino
ple is that lt has been decided to prolong the ar
.raistice only one month. Reports were circulated
in Pesth and Vienna that the Grand Duke Nich
olas Is dying.
The French Senate to-day unanimously and
wlthont discussion adopted the budget as it was
voted Thursday by the Deputies. It is admitted
on all sides that yesterday's vote In the Chamber
orDeputies caused a schism in the Republican
majority, the Moderates having definitely sep
arated from tbe Extremists.
A cable special says: Tbe United States steamer
Gettysburg has returned to Gibraltar after a
further examination of the coral reef recently
discovered In the Atlantic. Owing to the violent
gales which lately prevailed, she was partially
unsuccessful In her trip. Notwithstanding sll the
difficulties in the way, however, the Gettysburg
succeeded In verifying the position of the reef,
taking one hundred additional soundings, which
give a fair outline or Its limits and extent, Bnt
the question as to whether Its existence is a dan
ger Is still unsettled. '
HOPE OF AN EARLT SETTLEMENT OF TROUBLES.
Tallahassee, Fla., Dec 2X Nothing of spe
cial interest has occurred since yesterday. The
Supreme Court Judges will certainly be here to
morrow, and it Is expected a final solution of the
vexatious uncertainties which now disturb the
country will be arrived at, so far as regards
Steamboat Explosion in Baltimore.
A TUG EXPLODES, AND INSTANTLY KILLS A BOY
AND8EEIOU8LT BRUISES THE ENGINEER.
Baltimore, Dec 29. The boiler of the tug
boat Portsmouth, CapL,Rlehl, exploded In this
harbor this morning. A son ofCapt. Rlehl, aged
seven, was Instantly killed. Henry Mack, engi
neer, and Philip Hassnougb, fireman, were
severely bruised and scalded.
TOURNAMENT AT CLEVELAND.
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 29. In tbe billiard
tournament last evening Helser beat Carter In
39 innings. The score stood: Carter, 2S9Heiser.
275; Carter being required to make 300 and IIcLser
275. Gallagher beat Thatcher in 38 Innings. The
score stood; Gallagher, 350; Thatcher, 113.
HOW SENTUCKIANS RESPECT THE PEACE.
New York, Dec. 29. A special from Louis,
ville says Gov. McCreery has been asked fer aid
to asslsf in quelling a mob at Albany, Ky. The
telegram states that the mob has organized to
remove two prisoners from tbe jail for the pur.
pose of hanging them. Fifty citiiens, all armed,
are guarding the Jail, and bare kept others at
bay lor several days, but it is now feared the mob
will overcome this potie, and succeed in hanging
the two men.
ONE OF THE RING THIEVES TO RETURN AND A UEN.
ERAL COMPROMISE PREMEDITATED.
New York, Dee. 29. The Tines says it is
stated that an arrangement has been effected by
which Peter B. Sweeney is to return here. He is
to be granted Immunity against any order of the
court or any bench warrant during the trial of
bis case and for thirty days thereafter. This
action is understood to be preliminary to a com.
promise similar to those effected in the case of
Watson and others. A prominent lawyer, whose
acquaintance with all the parties to the "Ring''
suits Is of the most extensive character, stated
yesterday that there was little doubt that a com.
firomlse would be finally made with all the lead,
og "Ring" thieves. Sweeney's arrest is looked
for soon. The suit against him for S,000,0001s
set down for trial early in January.
THE ABOVE DENIED BY ONE WHO KNOWS.
A gentleman who has been active in the prose
cution of the Tammany Ring says he knows noth
ing of any compromise, and does not believe any
is contemplated. Ifanysuehstephadbeentaken
he is sure be would have known or it Sweeney
was in Paris yesterday, and is not likely to come
back to a metropolitan Jury.
Gerome Is about forty-five years old, and looks
like a student as well as an artist. His studio is
simply magnificent In site, decoration and furni
ture. The walls are orname nted with a costly
and ran collection of the armor and weapons or
tbe ancient conquering races. Among them are
shields, swords and pikes of various periods, to
getherwith helmets actually used by the glad;
iators of Rome, and marked by the blows which
they received. Tbls collection was made with
considerable trouble and at great expense.
Gerome says that he passed two years In study
ing the details or his picture of the "Gladiator?
before he put a mark upon tbe canvas, and the
same careful study characterised the prelim
inary steps towards the production of tbe "Chariot
Hosa Bonheur" has a number or dogs, goats,
and horses which ore used as models. When she
first began to draw animals she used to visit the
butchers' shambles in Paris and take long jour
neys that she might acquaint herself with aU the
various circumstances of animal life. At one
time she exiled herself for the purpose among
the wilds or the Pyrenees, and until lately has
been accustomed to work eighteen hours a day,
painting by daylight and drawing in the evening.
One brother, lsadore, Is a sculptor, and a sister,
Juliette, and brother, Auguste, are painters.
Mr. Albert Bierstadt has given to Mrs. M.
E. W. Sherwood, for the benefit of the Sheltering
Arms Society or New York, one of his most beau,
tirul small pictures "Sunrise at the Foot or the
Black Hills." Tbe features are a buffalo drinking
from a stream, a study of trees and prairie, with
a mellow distance. It is a lovely picture, the
value or which In good times would not be less J
than asco. it win oe ramea at tne tea-party- at
Lyric Hall this evening and to-morrow evening
Jor the benefit of the poor children of tbe Shelter
Ing Arms. Mr. Heade has given a Bower piece
for the same purpose, and III. E. L. Henry some
HORROR OE HOERORS-
A rASSENGER TRAIN HURLED 75 PEET
J Through a Defective Bridge And the "Wreclc
is xjiiirciy nnnieu ine iars aii Lronaca
"With Eastern Travelers, Most of Whom are
Crushed, Drowned or Cremated Fifty-two
Bodies Already Recovered The "Watchmen
of tbe Dead "Walt for the Dawn of Morning.
Cleveland", DecS A terrible accident has
occurred at Ashtabula, Ohio. A Lake Shore
train bound west went through an Iron bridge
seventy.five feet to the river below. It Is reported
that seven coaches and all the baggage and ex
press ears are burned. About one out of every
tve persons was killed. A heavy snow storm pre
Cleveland, Dee. 29. The scene of the railroad
accident at Ashtabula, Ohio, Is a few rods ease of
the depot. The iron bridge spans the Ashtabula
' creek seventy-five leet above the water. On both.
sides are high banks. Snow has been falling al
most constantly for the past forty-eight hours,
and now a driving storm is raging, making lt very
difficult to get news from the wrecked and burn
ing train. Very -few particulars can be learned
at this hour.
THOSE NOT KILLED ARE BADLY BURNED.
1035 p. to. The storm at Ashtabula has some,
what abated. The weather is fast growing;
It seems"" that the falling train and bridge
smashed the ice in the creek, and those not killed
by the fall or burned by the burning ears were
held down by the wreck and drowned before they
could be extricated. Many, too, wlIT be or have
been froien. The dtltens of Ashtabula are at
the wreck, and as many as can are working to
rescue those not already claimed by death.
ONLT A LITTLE BABE YET DISCOVERED THB
;train full or eastern people.
At this time we are unable to learn the name
of a single one of the killed, except the little
babe of Mrs. Bradley. It is known that there
were a large number or Eastern people on tbo
ill-rated train. It is said the seven coaches were
The express messenger for the American Ex
press company is missing.
11 p.m. A special train with physicians, nurses
and everything for the comfort of the wounded at
the wreck, lea the Union depot, this city, at 10
o'clock. The weather is still growing colder at
Ashtabula, and only four bodies so far have been
taken from the debris.
LIST OF WOUNDED SWELLING CONSIDERABLY.
Cleveland, Dec. 30, 1220 a. m. The wreck at
Ashtabnla Is still burning. No more bodies have
been recovered than already reported. It Is Im
possible to get the names of the klUed. The list
of wounded would be swelled considerably. Pub
lic and private houses are thrown open to tho
wounded and destitute.
FIRE 8TILI. BURNING TWELVE PERSONS KILLED.
Cleveland, Dee. SO 12:45 a. m. As near as
can be ascertained fitty-two persons wers wounded.
How many escaped unhurt lt is impossible to find;
out at this hour. It is reported that the fire Is
still burning, but going down fast. The express
car was smashed to splinters. The train is known
as the Pacific express. There were six coaches
and one or two drawing-room cars.
WRECK ALL BURNED DOWN WAITING FOE DAY
LIGHT. Cleveland, O., Dee. SO, KM a. m. The wreck:
has now burned down, but It will be daylight be
fore much can be done toward getting out tho
dead. The special train which left here at lOSJO
was drawn by two engines, but owing to the deep
snow on the track was two hours getting to
Palnerrtlle, CO miles from here and-exactly half
way between Cleveland and Ashtabnla.
Another Railroad Bridge Disaster.
Rutland, Vt., Dec. 23 The Montreal express
broke through the bridge jnst south or Pittsfield
station at midnight, and the train and bridge
badly wrecked. As far as heard from no lives
Bennett Jf ay not get married.
The New York Swan has Issued his last notes.
lle-witt drew the charge alter he began to
J. Powell, jr., U.S. A., has arrived at the Eb
UoI.P. Donehuc, of San Francisco, is registered
at the Ebbitt.
Gen. T. A. Starring and wife are registered at
Mr. Wm. D. Tarryson, of Nevada, Is a guest of
Judge Trumbull dozed at the St. Charles hot-
in New Orleans.
Mrs. Gen. N. A. Miles and child arrived yes.
terday at the Ebbitt.
Gen.Q. A. Ollmore, U. S. A., registered yer.
teriay at the Ebbitt,
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Uascall, or New York, aro
sojourning at the Arlington.
J. L. Freeman, U. S. N., and wire, arrived at
the Ebbitt house yesterday.
Capt. C. E. Bennett, U.S.Ais in the city,
stopping at 820 Twenty-second street.
Hon. Frank Hurd Intends being heard in a lew
days on the question, is Colorado a State
Commodore C. K. Garrison, of New York, is
among the latest arrivals at the Arlington.
Gen. Myers, signal officer, will now be "parsed
along" by the press as being In the indicative
A Western exchange speaks of Cronin as "a
first-class root." That is all right except the
"Beaury" Douglass, the brilliant young Capi
talist. Is writing a novel. It will be novel, that is
different from the ordinary run of novels, as lt
will be racy, lively and fall of interest,
Cr I. C. P. Leslie, a prominent South Carolina.
Republican, and who. next to Governor Cham
berlain. Is one of the best abused men "f that
State, has secured a suite of rooms at the Ebbitt.
We notice the statement going the rounds of
tbe press that the only surviving member of ex
Senator Nye's family is a married daughter.
This Is a mistake. His son, Charles W. Nye, is
a resident of this city.
S. Van Campen and E. H. Stokes, New York;
L.M. Newman. Chicago; N.Gaylord. New York;
A. Wenti, U. S. N.; W. H. Pratt, R. I.: H. D.
Foster, Pa.: J. W. Davis, W. Va.; P. N. Murphy
and E. A. Douglas, Cal.; Walter S. Dregz, Bos
ton; S. L. Simpson, Va.. and J. Duffy and daugh
ter, Pa., arrived at tbe Ebbitt house yesterday.
One of the most interesting of the Byron
memorial designs lately presented was that of an
Athenian sculptor, Brutos. His Byron stands on
the altar-like pedestal as a beautiful, smooth
faced youthone might almost say as ideal ooy
cloaked: In one hand he bears a scroll, the charter
or Greek liberty; the other hand is on the hilt of
bis sword. On the four sides of the pedestal are
sculptures In relief, representing the poet bidding;
hlstwo friends farewell beside a boat, and point
ing to the Acropolis in the distance: swearing
with his friends to liberate Greece; In the thick of
the fight; dying amid weeping friends.
Hans Makagt's large historical painting,
"Queen Caterlna Cornaro receiving the Homage
orthe Venetians," which was described at lengtn
In terms or cordial commendation by the eorre
sporden's at the Centennial Exhibition, has been
bought for t-S.000 by the Philadelphia Academy
of Fine Arts. The picture Is thlrty.flve feet long;
and thirteen feet wide, and was first shown three
years ago at the Vienna Exhibition. It will
compare favorably with any other historical
pointing or recent times.
A youno man recently entered-the office of a
magistrate In Lubeck, Germany, and inquired If
a chest forwarded to the United States by way
ef Hamburg would be subject to custom-houso
inspection in the latter city. On being asked bis
reason for seeking the Information he frankly
confessed that he Intended to be the occupant of
J. Holden Ormsbee. a prominent New York:
cotton factor, died In New Jersey Thursday even
ing. Bremaker. Moore c Ca's large paper-mill at
Laurel, Ind., was burned Thursday night, Loss,
Oschwald and Rvan, the Brock murderers, aro
to be respited till February 9 in that Gov. Bedle
may examine their case and decide whether to
submit lt to the Court of Errors.
The eaglne-drlvers on tbe Grand Trnnr rail
way at Toronto struck last evening, which, to
g ether with a severe snow-storm now In progress,
as brought passenger and freight traffic to a
At Augusta, Ky., Thursday, seven young men.
all unknown, while on the ice on the Ohio river at
that point, were suddenly drowned by the break
Ing of a gorge. Three bodies were recovered to
day. All belonged to Utopia, OMo.
Patrick J. MeDermott, the surviving principal
In tbe boxing match at Revere ball yesterday,
which resulted In the sudden death of Daniel
Davidson, was discharged yesterday.lt being"
shown that the lattet's death was caused by heart
The general superintendent of the American
Express Company denies tbe report that that
company lost a large amount ofmoney on the stn
instantby the burning or their safe on the New
Tork Central and Hudson River railroad. Ho
says the total loss will not exceed $20,000.
Wm.H. H. Ely, lawyer, or Tarrytown who
pleaded guilty In criminal branch or the United
States Circuit Court a short time ago of aiding;
and abetting in procurring fraudulent naturaliu
tion papers, was yesterday sentenced by Jodge
Benedict to two years at hard labor In the Kings
county penitentiary, N. Y.
rA Port Royal dispatch saysr The fire Is yetyn
eontrolledon board of the shipHarvey Mills. The
'ship Is alongside the Port Royal dock. Steam
engine I and water boats Tare -working on herv A.
heavy gale U blowing from thenortnwest. V. O.
Fleming; superintendent Port "Royal Railroad,
Is on the spotwith a force or cltisens, sailors an
marines, assisting to taYe the ship.