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THE NATIONAL PUBLICAN. WEDNESDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 14. 187.?
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took out for I he SUNDAY NATIONAL
BEFUDLICAN, wMca trill be puUlrhed ucit
Saodsj morning-. It will be a newspaper In
MEitrrd or the Louisiana case.
There Is nothing In the Louisiana cur,
aa pretested by the objections prepared by
ReprettntaUre Fikld and submitted to the
conilderatlon of the Electoral Commission
by his party, that Is not wholly excluded
by the decision In the cuo of Florida, ex
cept the points sought to bo made against
theTalidlty ofthe Returning Board, and
the competency of lis action under the law
creating it; and unlets there Is merit In the
objections In these respects, tho elector
returned as chosen will be declared the
actual and true electors, and their rotes
will be counted as cut In the college. And
when thete points are considered In the
light of the Constitution and In accordance
with the hitherto unlrersally rcceired doc
trine that tha laws of the States are supreme
within the limit of their jurisdiction, and
not open to question by any other au
thority than that of the Btates affected, In
matters appertaining excluslrely to their
local concerns. It would seem as If there Is no
room for two opinions In the premises.
Yet It Is grarely argued that the statutes
of Louisiana are Told, because they hare
glrcn the Returning Board tho Judicial
power to decldo the equities of the election,
for the reason that to inrcst It with such
power Is to authorize the board to appoint
the electors; whereaa the Constitution pro
Tides that tliiy shall be appointed by the
J Now tha Constitution proTides no
" such thing. The language Is, that "eaeh
State shall appoint in aueA manner at the
Itgitlature thereof thall direct." If, there
fore, it were to bo conceded that the legis
lature has by Its enactments so directtd
that the Returning Board has the power
to appoint the electors, then the function
la legally and conttllutlonally exercised,
and there Is no right existing anywhere to
question or controTert its action; for under
this specific authority It would be compe
tent for the legislature of a State to rest
the power of appointing electors In any
person or persona It might choose to desig
nate, and the duty would be Just as fully
and anally performed by such person or per
oss as by t he cholco ol all Its citizens at the
polls. The legislature may appoint by Its
own selection or by delegated authority,
aa it shall aee fit, and Its action in either case
cannot be successfully assailed; certainly
not by any power beyond Its jurisdiction.
If there Is any right to do this anywhere,
it Is in the courts of the State; and when it
Is not done there, the exercise of the
authority delegated by the legislature is
concluaiTe upon the whole people of the
United States and upon all branches of the
The tame reasoning applies to each of
the other objections under this head, and
effectually disposes of tho whole case. If
there Is no autbotity in the Federal power
to question the manner ot the appointment
of the electors, so that It has Leon done In
pursuance of the direction of the State leg.
lalature, there Is none to Inquire into the
regularity of the proceeding of those ap
pointed to the duty. That, also, is alone
competent to the State Judiciary. Hence,
if the Returning Board was not composed
of the proper representatives of parties at
the time Its duties were performed, and
this was a fatal defect, and it has not been
so adjudged by the Courts of Louisiana, it
is no longer Tital; and If it were otherwise,
there is no way open to take advantage of
It In the count or the votes. They stand
here upon the same footing, entitled to the
same recognition acd weight as a liko num
ber from any other Stato.
But in any case the absence of the fifth
member provided bylaw could not be
held to vitiate the action of tho board,
since tberc was a quorum without such
member, and would have been, had thero
been still ono less, aiid tho result Is the
same as if the vacancy had been filled.
There is no rule of law or principle of
equity which would have Justified the
State Court, if it had passed upon the
case, In holding the action of the board
invalid for that reason ; and tho objec
tion now Is untenable, I lie and trifling.
And the ssme may be said of the objection
that votes were thrown out without aba
sis of Jurisdiction for the act, It not being
founded upon affldavlta setting forth suffi
cient cauic. Bat this objection falls under
the decision In the Florida case, as It cm
not be considered without taking evidence
eato tho fact whether there were not all
davits of cauie before tho board when the
act was done.
We sco nothing, therefore. In tho Lou
Isisna care that can change the general
result; and while we do not blame the
Democracy for making the fight, we do re
proach them with the "Panic faith" they
Impute to a majority of the Commission.
THE CZAK AND THE SULTAN.
Russia hat sot made the great powers
assemble in conference for nothing. She
never pr tested her memorandum to the
ambassadors in a spirit of mere child's
ptsy. Bbo baa not been concentrating her
armies near the Danube aad mobilizing
giant foiccs for a pastime. She meana
business in every sense of the word.
Russia intends, from all appearances, to
strike a blow at Constsntlnople before the
spring of 1877 shall have passed away.
Were this not the design of the Cur tho
warlike preparations of the past few months
would not have been made. lie Is pre
paring for this, and the magnitude of the
preparations shows how well se compre
i bends the hazardous work before him.
The Turks at Constantinople have one
o the strongest military positions In the
world, and they are better prepared than
ever to defend it. Even the occupation or
tb province of Bulgaria is a most desper
ate ondcrtsktng. It involves thu contln.
nous passage ot a difficult river, the re
duction of lour or fire great fortresses, and
the defeat of a large Turkish army well
disciplined In tho hardships of war. Bat
should the Czsr succeed In this, a greater
and more detperato work lies before hlra
To Invest Constantinople it would, accord
ing to tho best military authority, requlro
two armies In Europe, ono at least in Asia,
snd a Isrge fleet in the Sea of Mumora.
This would require preparations of enor
mous magnitude on the part of the in
vader, while the Turks would find it an
ctity task to defend the city, especially if
aided by a maritime power such as Eng
land. It Russia lights Turkey, her great aim
will bo to secure a speedy or adccl-lve vic
tory, so as to avoid foreign complications.
But a speedy triumph for tho Cossack in a
conflict with tho flcrco Mahommedin
power will not be easily won. It Is possi
ble, if Russia employs all the resources of
her vstt empire, that In tbe end the Turks
will be overcome. But this will requlro
mora thsn one bloody campaign, which
would be less onerous to the Sultan than
THE FAULT.FIND1NU DBMOOftACT.
Of all tbe Electoral Commission, Jus
tlco Biudlet Is Just now receiving tho
most abuse from the Democracy. The
visit of their most bitter wrath havo been
opened, and their contents poured upon
his devoted bead In unstinted measure.
They deliberately denounco him as a
"fraud, a delusion and a snare." They
charge him with having trampled upon
every prtnclplo of rlgbt and Justice, be
cause he did not coincide with Justice
Field In the Florida finding, and that his
every sctlon has been of a partisan nature,
acd a monstrous outrsge on Justice, law
and Constitutional liberty. Thla Is, how
ever, not at all surprising, aa it is well
known tbat one of the distinguishing fea
tures ol the Democracy la to abuse and
villlfy all who oppose them.
We concede that thousands of Democrats
honestly believe tbat Mr. Tildbx was
elected. There is nothing positively wrong
aluut this. It is simply a mistake, and
therefore we do not blame them. But we
do charge them with wilful and malicious
abuse In assailing Justice Bradlst for his
decision. Republicans can Just as consist
ently chsrge Justice Fikld with belns; a
lolitlcal back, a fraud, and a trickster.
But not one word of abuse or slander has
Ik en aaid against him by Republicans,
while tbe Democratic press and Democratic
lips are teeming with outrageous assaults on
Justice Biudlet. ,It is quite aa probable
that Justices Clifford and Field were
governed by partlzan motives as is charged
Justices Bradley, Stboho and MiLLsn
were. The fact is, the Republicans have
just as much, if not far mare, reason to
complain of tho partlzan considerations
which influenced Justices Clifford and
Stroso, than have the tauU-findtng Dem
ocracy to complain of the course of the
three other Judges. This Is the way the
people of the country are looking at It,
acd tberelbro the sooner the Democracy ac
cept the result In good grace, the more Im
proving It will be to their interest In the
ACQUIESCING IN THE FINAL ItESCLT.
Tte question that nowa agitates the pub
lic mind Is, "Will the Democracy peace
ably acquiesce in the ultimate result of the
Electoral Commission 1" A strong dis
trust bss fastened Itself upon tbe minds of
the people in this respect. It Is groundless,
however. The Democracy are powerless
to oppose the final result of the great Tri
bunal. If they do commit such folly. It
will only bo the hot-heads from the West
and North. Southern men will hare noth
ing to do with an opposition to tbe result
of the Commission. They accepted tho
decision of tbe Tribunal In good faith, and
will abide by Its declarations, no matter
what they may be. Bo, whatever opposi
tion Is made on the part of the Democracy,
It mutt originate and be executed by the
riff-rail element of the party. Tho best
element will stand or fall by the action of
the Commission, without Interposing dis
turbance or revolution.
THOSE It Ell EL CLAIMS AG.UN.
Now that legislative business is la order
In the House, would it not be wise for the
Judiciary Committee to report that amend
ment to the Constitution prohibiting the
payment of rebel claims? The people of
tbe country demand Immediate action of
the House In this important matter. The
Committee should report tbe amendment
this week. Will the Ho publican members
urge this upon tbe House T They will if
they are faithful to their trusts.
The New York Commtrclal Adverttter ssys :
"If merchants and bankers who miss letters
from their mall will pass through tbe lobby of
tbe Post Oftlce. between eight and nine o'clock
any morning, they will learn tbe mystery of
their losses: Boys of all styles of dress, from
ten to twenty years of age, open tho bozos,
take the letters to tho windows, sort them out,
hold tfaem up to the light to note their proba
ble contents, and sometimes boldly open them
then and there. Shrewd men of business fre
quently seal their letters carefully with wax,
and take every precaution to Insure them
against being tampered with In transit, and
then hand them to the care of rsgged urchins,
who are paid a munificent salary of two or
three dollars a week."
Tickets to tho galleries of the House are
belrg hawked around by small boys and seedy
looking dead-beats. The prices range from
one to three dollars. They are hawked around
the same as a pea-nut vendor hawks around
his stock In store. While many persons who
desire to witness the count are unable to do
so, these ticket -fiends, with an Intolerable
nonchalance, make a corner In tho ticket mar
ket, and run the price up to an exorbitant
amount. In distributing these tickets mem
bers of Congress should take precaution to
hare them placed In the hands of those who
desire to see the count, snd not Into the pos
session of skinners and scalpers.
Tnn CmoAoo newspapers are talking about
the great mortality In that city last month.
Tbe number of deaths was 730 against 603
(n tbe corresponding month lest year, and
less than 400 In January, 1875. Of tbe detths
last month, 453 were of children under ten
years of sge, and of these 1M dUd of scarlet
fever, snd &0 of diphtheria. The mortality to
December was 700; and on Tuesday last 30
new cases of scarlet fever were reported. The
causes of tbe unusual mortality are too
crowded tenements, and the flltby condition
of the streets.
Xou.can itpt borrow tune to Jay, beeausa
It lent. ' t
J rTius Avrnioti Democrat rcfue to accept
either horn of tbe diiYtnmae It Is the first
horn they ever refused.
Tni citt Is full or ttrsngers, snd the
etrsficcrt Ire full or curiosity abd'a combina
tion or hope and fear.
Dr. IlErwoiiTn save tbat tbero Is no such
thing ss chance In Ufa. This Is an Indirect
assault upon the lottery business.
Tin Dsmocbstio party never kept faith
with aajthlng, except the slave power. It
was faithful to tbat until It died.
It Is about time for President Hayes to bo.
etn preparing bis Inaugural address. lie has
only a little over two weeka to do It In.
IIxnrt Wattersox Is the happy rather or
a baby boy. It Is the first response to his call
rorone hundred thousand unarmed Infantry.
Tn oross receipts or nineteen railroads In
January amounted to 1 1,5)0,353. Thla shows
a railing off or about 1300,000 from taat year.
no. Lorenzo DANronTtt Is talked of as
the ItepuMlcsn csndldatsof Ohio. The party
could not honor a better and more able man.
David Dcdliy Fiild muffed the Florida
ball, and Is now getting ready to catch Louis
tana. Tbe Indications are tbat he will miss It.
Tint Democratic press has cesaed Its abnao
or the President, and now begins to talk or
him as one or the best rulers the Republic
Look out for the SUNDAY NATIONAL
RF.rUBLICAN, which will be published next
Sunday mornlog. It will be a newspaper In
Alexander II, Stephens Is rsptdly reeov
erlng. Tbe physicians do not ssy so, but It Is
penerally beHeved that the newspaper obitua
ries helped him.
OovERKOR Uatii, of Ohio, says the peo
ple of tbat State are making as little notse as
possible now, but thst they are going to make
up for lost time on Inauguration day.
VTb irs glad to learn that the people of
New Orleans deprecate the pro! Insult which
was offered to the Pre. Unit and. General of
the Army bj Momus In the New Orleans fes
tivities. Men arb ricrLiin tn New Tork cltj.
While a single fellow will go mad oyer one girl,
a married man will he smashed on at least
fifteen jellow-headed actresses, and yet be so
unconcerned that his wife neyer finds It oat.
Look oat for the SUNDAY NATIONAL
REPUBLICAN, which will be published next
Sunday moraine. It will be a newspaper In
Henry Wattkrsok and Congressman
Stanton of Pennsylvania, believe that Til
sen wtll yet be declared elected. They are
probably fatalists, but rather peculiar ones.
They believe that what won't be la to be.
Charitable enterprises are doing a good
work for the poor of tho city. The entertain
ment at Lincoln 1111 on Monday evening
netted $900. Tho poand party at tho Holly
Lunch Rooms to-night ought to reap a largo
Oxe Deuochit was heard to remark to
another yesterday, ' 'It would really be a good
thing for the country to have IIates declared
elected, for there Is such an anny of dead
beats hanging around waiting to scramble for
office should Mr. Tilde n succeed."
Mr. Tn.DEN.lt Is said, wtll begin his law
business In earnest on the 1st of March. We
will him ap the saceess In the world, but If he
goes Into the claim business, we shall Insist
on the Judiciary Committee reporting the
amendment prohibiting the payment of rebel
Look out for the SUNDAY NATIONAL
REPUBLICAN, which will be published next
Sunday morning. It will be a newspaper In
Deacon Tncunvtx still lntlsts that the Re
public Is a failure snd universal suffrage a
dangerous thing. Now let us hear from him
on lbs cause and effect of quadroon balls In
New Orleans dance-houses, and then he can
go home to tbe bosom of his Indignant and
mortified fellow-citizens of Illinois.
The feather now In the possession of
President FrsRT, which he Is to use as a quill
In certifying to the election of IIates, came
from one of tbe highest crags In the Black
Illlls, where the American eagle has been
wont to sit and watch the busy miner as he
panned out bis gold In the gulches below.
Tna Goddess of Liberty on the dome
of tbe Cspltol lacks something, and af
ter mature reflection It has been de
cided that she needs gliding. The bronze
huo makes her look sombre, and falls
to show off her superb form as a good
process of gliding would. Let us havo tbe
Goddess In gilt, and If It does not benefit her
liberty It will certainly Improve her personal
TAs Sunday tdllion of the NATIONAL
REPUHLIUAN Kill Irgin ntxt Sunday.
It still troubles the aversge Democratic
elector to discover why It was that Deicon
Cato TnuunuLi. and Elder Diooekes Palmer
should have forgotten the grave duties of the
hour and went to that dance-house. Thry
don't seem to understand that they were the
visiting stateimen and had Just as much right
to visit a Benegamblan ball of tbe quadroon
grade as to witness the count. No restric
tions were put upon them tn the Invitation
they received from the National Democratic
Look out for the SUNDAY NATIONAL
KEl'UlJUCAN, which will be published next
Sunday morning. It will be a newspaper In
THE STATESMAN'S YEAR-HOOK FOR
117. Hy Kkvdkuitk MARilw, 1'imo. pp 791,
LoQunn MaoMlllan Si Co., publlihere. For Silo
I y Mobnn Hrotbcra, booksellers, Washington,
This work la Indispensable to politicians,
writers and financiers. It Is a statistical and
hletorkal annual of the Btates of the civilized
world, and has been proven year after year to
be perfectly reliable, and It contains the latest
Information upon every subject of which It
Bcriuner ron Marcit will be a number
that promises to eclipse sll proceeding num.
t ere of this brilliant monthly. Qeneral DU,
General McClellan, and Bret Ilarte have con.
trlbuted to tts pages. Baxe ilolin's "Farmer
Bssiett's Romance" will be concluded; MUs
gtusrt's ''Anecdote Biography of tho Father
of the Famous Portrait Painter" will begin , and
there will be Interesting articles on "Life In
surance," and the "Chinese Question," and a
story by Mr. James T. McKay,
Look out for the SUNDAY NATIONAL
REPUBLICAN, which will be published next
bund ay morning, It will be a news piper 1
Tossdav, Febrnary 1S.UI7.
Tbe Senate, represented by Messrs. Donsar
and Win dow, theUlltrln tbashalr, Mtcmblm
attcno'elosk. and on motion or Mr. DUIl3EYf
took a further reeesa till twelre.
The Hecate re-aMcrobled at 12, and prayer was
onered by He?. Mr. Tatlor,
Tho CiiAin laid before tbe Senates common L
Ctfton from tbe Pieildentor tbe United mates,
tranimittlnjr a memorial of French oltUeoi of
the UnliedStatei, In relation to the atatoe
or Liberty to be erected In New York harbor.
H eft r red lo the Committee on Foreign IteUMooi.
Alio from mint source, tbe catalogue! of the
Centennial Exhibition, with rccemraenditlon fur
Crtaerratton of the exhibite. Keferred to the
Oram It lee on I'ubllo Jlutldinas and G roomie.
Alio from the Urnartraent of the Interior, fur.
ther Information In relet Ion to publio lands
granted to fuel do rallroada. ReforrM to Com.
infttee on I'ubllo Lands. Alio from Department
or Juitloe a com man lot t Ion In reply to reeolatlon
of tentte In relation to the appointment of
deputy Untied States marihats lait Tall. Re
ferred to Committee on Judiciary.
Mr. LOOAN preeented a memorial from
tbe leglilatnre of Illinois, sitting
for amendment to patent law, allowing any
IirrsoD to uie and manataetare patented ertiolee,
iy string bondi to pay certain m me for the prlrl
Use, fce. Keterrea to Committee on Patents.
Similar petitions were toirodnoed by other
Sen e, tors, tnd took the lame reference,
Mr. IIOUTWLMj presented a memorial from
the Legislator of Massachusetts
ArraoviKoor vlectorai. bill,
and asking the passage of an amendment to the
Conitltation pro? id me; for sneb, eases In tbe
future. Referred to Committee onl'rlrllegesand
Mr. JOHNSTON' presented petition from the
cltisrnsor Virginia, asklna;for the tmprorement
of thelUppsthtnoookriTer. Referred to Com
Dlttee on tjommere.
Mr. EATON presented a memorial of the New
llaren Chamber of Commeroa In relailon to the
llowgkte plan of an eipedtiton to the North Pole.
Referred to Committee on Commerae.
Mr. WIN DO. U presented a memorial or the
Legislature ef Minnesota, asklnjr, for a line of
naTlgatlon from the Mississippi river through the
lakea to the seaboard, lteferred to the Commit
tee on Transportation.
Mr. LOO AN presented a memorial of the Lett
1 fUture or Illinois in relation to swamplands.
Referred to tbe Committee on Pnbllo Lsnis.
CBEDBIfTIALS OF MtUOORnilT.
Mr. PATTERSON presented the credentials
ofl). T. Count i Senator elect from the State
of booth Carolina for six yerrs, from March 4,
irsi. rmvtu uu sim.
Mr. CLAYTON presented a petition from eltt
tens of Arkansis, asking for OoTernraentald for
Instroctknof tbe blind. To Commute on Ap
rroprtations. dt.CHHISTXANUY presented a petition from
the Roard or Trade In Detroit, asking for a re
peal of the bankropt act. Keforred U tbe Com.
ulttes on Judiciary.
AMBHDIKO Tni RULV4.
Mr. HAMLIif, from tbe Committee on Roles,
rcportdfarorablyonaaauendmnt to the rules
proTldlDg; tbatesvih calendar day shall bo con
sldered a lealslatlre day, pending the electo
ral count. TasMd.
Mr. ALLISON presented the conference report
on too an agreeing toiob oi in two uouioe on me
bill providing for the sale of oertaln lands In Kan
Mr. 1IAKVEY reported favorably on the bill
to stenr tbe rights of settlers upon certain rail,
road lands 1'a.ssed.
Mr. ANTHONY, from tbe Committee on Print,
tng, reported favorably on the resolution to print
5,ioo extra copies of tbe report of the special eom
mil tee to inquire Into Chinese Kmigratlon
Mr. WHIUUT, from the Committee on tho
Judiciary, reported a substitute for tbe bill to ap
point stenographers to tbe U. S. Ooorta la Cali
fornia. Placed n the calendar.
He also reported favorably on the Mil to re
move the political disabilities of Reoben Davis,
Mr. UAiiLlN, from Committee on Rules, re
ported favorably on the resolution to amend the
roles, provided that motions to adjourn and ques
tions pertaining thereto, ahall be taken without
debate. Objections being mad the report was
Mr. COCKRELL, from Committee on Military
AfUlrr, reported adversely on the bills for relief
of Henry O. Ilealey, David Allen. Ellas It Hell,
and Win O. Speneor. Report adopted and bills
In trod need, bv reooesL a bill
'mirowcrlnaT tho Commissioners of tho District of
Columbia to boy and sell real estate. Referred
to tbe Committee on D. C.
Mr. SAROENT. Introduced a resolution
requesting tbe President cf the United States, If
not Incompatible with tb publio lntcrcst,;to trans
mit to th Senate the expenses of the Depart
ment of State from th year ITefl to 1870. He ssld
tbe atatement waa already prepared.
Tbe resolution waa adopted.
Mr. COCKRELL submitted a report of the
Conference Commute on th disagreeing; votes
tetwecnbe two Houses on the Ulenwood Com,
tcry bill. Adopted,
Mr. MITCUKLL called up the resolution In
trcduoed yesterday, aatbotiting the
ARBBST r COVRAD . JOBDAV
for contempt, in not appearing before the Com.
mlttee on Prlvlletreaand LluUoni.
Mr. SAULS JJUUY claimed tbat th resolution
was not authorised by? the Commmitte on Privi
leges and Elections, but waa the aot of one mem
ber of th committee.
Mr. MITCHELL said the resolution was adopt
ed by a quorum of th committee, and tbat there
was not dissenting vote.
lb CHAlRannounod the expiration of the
morning hour, and laid before th tieoate
11 r. MITCH LLIj mat J that tha rmrnlnp pHiii
be laid aside and th contempt resolution be fur
The yeaa and nays were demanded and called,
and the motion prevailed. Yoas, ai i nays, 14.
Mr. MITCHELL then recited the substance ot
tbe evidence taken before th Committee on
Privileges and Elections, and claimed that It had
been proved that the Democratic Committee in
New I York, through Messrs. TlIJen.U'Uon .
Hewitt, bad contributed to th eipenns of
Tni CROXllV MATTKB IH OBKOOV.
and that th committee bad traced the scheme
down to tbe frauds in tbe Third National Hank in
New York, owned by Tllden, Pclton & Itowitt,
and they wanted the cashier and accounts ot tsat
bank to complete tb Investigation.
Mr. KEltNAN claimed that tbe committee bad
not discovered or proved anything discreditable
to the Democratic party. He detallst.ho facts as
they have been developed by the committee, and
Bald that no one. even wlthannnabarltfthla min.l.
could charge that there was anything In tha ovl-
dencetbat would Justify tbe assertion tbat the
.to committee In New York did
provide for and ttar for litliratlon
might arts loth settlement of questions whloh
iner Dcuevca iney were jusiinea in ae rending.
Mr. MITCHELL reiterated his statements,
and claimed that SIIV000 waa niod In Oregon to
carry out tho plana of the Democratic party In
Mr. ALCORN said the only question before
tbe Senate was, baa the witness Jordun obeyed
tbe process of the Senate? lbe merits of tho
testimony bad nothing to do with lbe resolution.
It was manifest that tho witness had refused to
obey th summons served upon him, and be was,
therefor, in contempt or th Senate, and be
should vote for the resolution ordering his arrest.
Until tbo witness had presented blmielr as ready
to turge himself of contempt, he was guilty of
contempt, and that quostlon should be settled
before tbe testimony was brought In here at all,
Mr. KELLY said be agreed tbat tbe question
bad Kno business here and bo, waa sur
prised when he came Into the Sen
ai e and found his colleague making auob an at
tack upon tbe Demoeratiu party la Oregon, but
this waenot going to deter blm from ropolllng,
that attack. He said his colleague had perverted
raiMTiKa DEririMKcv tiilu
The CHAIR laid before the Senate the bill
providing for th deficiency In the Government
Printing oitic. with th uisagreolng vote or the
House to the Senate amendments,
Mr. KA1IGLNT moved tbat the Senate Insist
upon Its amendment and agree to a further con
fertoco Agreed to, and Mtssrs, SAnatXT, Dob
bey and Mekrimom were appointod as tho con
ference on the part of the Senate.
TheCHAlRalso laid before the Senate tbe
INDIAN AFmorHIATiOir II ILL.
with tb nonconcurrenceoftheHouseintheSen.
ate amendments. Mr. Allibow moved that the
benato Insist and airree to a conference. Agra ed
to, and Messrs. ALU bow, Windoh and Hour
lb debate on tb resolution was resumed and
continued by Messrs. Mitchell, Kelly and
Saclbuirv. Mr. Sadlsbuht contended that
tb subptxna was not properly Issued, and any
court In the land with a full knowledge or all tb
facts In the case, would not, be said, issue a writ
of attachment for Mr. Jordan.
Mr.McCKELRY moved tbat tbe Senate take a
rtceis till ten o'clock to-morrow. On this ques
tion tbe yeas and nays were demanded and th
motion waa lost yeas Is, nays S2.
Th resolution to arrest Jordan was tbon adop
ted, and at 4 10, on motion of Mr. Hoobdtbow, th
benate went Into executive session, and at 4 19
IIUt'SH OF REPRESENTATIVE,
When tbe House waa called to order at 10
o'clock, there were not more than a doienmom
lers i-reient, and Mr. Holm Air moved a recess
until five minutes of Vi o'clock,
Mr. CLYMEK suggested tbat under the
amended rule adopted yesterday, legislative
buklness could goon as usual, and oven If there
waa no quorum present the lournal or the legla
lailvoday ofThursday, February 1st, which was
very long, might be read.
In reply to a question by Mr. Hate, tho
SPEAK.!, ruled that the rul adopted yesterday
took e licet immediately after Its passage, lie
would therefore regard thla as a continuation
cf Monday until 12 o'clock. As the Journal would
occupy much time be would suggest that It be
It waa finally agreed that tbe Journal should
Mr. HALE asked that unanimous oouiontbe
not be Interrupted and that no boilnesa should ts
Tb SPEAKER. Tb best way for th gentle
men to prevent tbat )s fur him to stay here and
Mr. WILSON, of Iowa. If the wentlemao
wants to go to bis commute now. X will tar and
Tbe reading of the Journal was commenced at
11 v minutes past tea aad was not ooncluded until
five mlnntoa ofU n'oloek,
Tb SPEAKER appointed Mr. Vakob, of
Ohio, a member of th Hpeelal Committee on the
li (strict Real Eitate Pool, vie Mr. Lawn, or
Tbe SrKARKn appointed th following confer
ence cxmmmeesi On th Printing DeOoieney
.'ill, aji oral. ,, jsbaJUun, Aiaisvinvii vnn , vsa
tb Indian Appropriation bill. Messrs. Will
(Mo ), Holm a ii and Fostsk, and on tb Military
Academy bill, Messrs. Cltmsr, Hlouitt and
Mr. YDTIXfJ. of Tonn. from Committee on
Public Hntldlngi and Grounds, reported a bill to
change tLe boundaries of property heretofore
granted to the United Stiles by Linux
Brantcd lo tbe United Ststsa by Memphis, Tenn.
Mr. wnrtn. nr N. Y.. Introduced a hill tor.
duee thedoty on lfcork In roils.used la th
manufacturing of tobaeco. Referrod to Commit
tee on Wave and Means,
Mr. HEWITT, of N. Y., from Commltt on
Foreign AKatrp, reported back tbe Senate bill, to
encourage telegraph communication be, ween
America and Euro). Passed.
Tbe regular order being demanded, th
SPEAKEltannonneod tbat to b th considera
tion of the repott or tb special committee ap
Kintrd to Investigate the Florida elections, and
at Mr. llorxins, Pa., had tb floor.
Mr. WILbON, Iowa, enquired as to tbtllml
tatlon of tbo debate.
Mr. HOPKINS said he would not limit It at
all. He would Blva tbe other side all the time
Mr. W 1LSON said he had not asked tbe qoes.
tlon with a view of making a speech, for b did
not tbtnk tbat th Republican side of the House
wanted to engage lo funeral orations now.
Mr. KASSON, Iowa, enquired If it was pro.
posed now to pais the resolution declaring the
Tllden electors elected. That ease waa disposed
Mr. HOl'KINSsald tbat the legal questions
were dlrpoaed of ye Herd ay, but the facta were
not permitted to get be for the country. Hepro
posed now to slat th facts, and show the oat
rsge tbat bad been perpetrated upon the people
of Florida, He wanted alio to rail attention to
the fact that a minority report bad beon publish
ed, giving evidence which had never been taken
by tn committee.
Mr. HOPKINS then proceeded to read a writ
ten speech, and argued from the testimony taken
by the commute to show that th Tllden electors
bad received the majority of the votes and wero
entitled to th rerllucetes.
Mr. DUNNELL mowed In a review of the tes
timony taken at tb lattano of th majority,
and b argued tbat tbe majority bad refuted
jcrmisiion to the mine My to go Into the Investi
gation ol frauds In Uemocratto districts. He In
aisled that tbe frauds perpetrated by the Demo
crats were of the most outrageous description.
MR. rU&laTAB'S SPEECH.
Mr. PURMAN, of Fla., followed, and started
eut with a defense of Republican government In
Florida, a r suing tbat the Stat was saver mors
prosperous thanslnestbos who bad been sneer-
lugij aepigaareaaa osrpi-uggere aaugoteon-
bjuiui luvDisstB KUTcrniAj;oi
n meDiaia government:.
tr speaking Tor some minutes of the prosper
lorlda under carpet-bag role, Mr. Pra
obarked that In th last letIon President
(J rant, and the Itenubhcan National Committee.
had deserted tbe Southern Republicans, They
refuted to send speakers Into the South. They
assessed tb Southern Demosrat for campaign
purposes and yet did net glv them a dollar to
kelp them along, and tbe deserted Southern
Democrats had to bear tbe leaders of tbe party
Jn tbe North Intimate tbat Southern Republicans
should be left alone, beaose a united Democratic
iStuth would make a united Republican North.
Tbe RernbllcanttartT had dona all to lmnroT
tbe South, and he was proud to be a member of
that party, but be was bound to say now.'and he
did It wltbontfearorsuccessrulcontradicuon,tbat
u uv lait viccitun c leriutsi waa iosu 10 in jtcpao
liranstthe Democrats carried tbe State and tbe
Tllden electors were elected. fADDlaose from
tb Democrats.) He could not again look hts
constituents in the face nnless be made thla truth-
iui acKDowieugmem. wnatever mignt be tne
consequence, b would at least apeak th truth
and be an honest Representative, and he waa
bound to denounce th Returning Hoard of Florida
as utterly corrupt and unreliable. (Applause.
He then charged that that board bad manipu
lated th Totea and aet op fraudulent returns,
and It was only by th usurpation of Judicial
functions that tb outrage war accomplished.
No Juitiflutlon could be offered for th action of
that board in reference to Dakar county, and what
they did there was a bold, unscrupulous effort to
defiat tbe will of the people. In Archer pre
cinct No. S, in Alaehoa county, sueh frauds were
perpetrated aa to defeat th election of Tllden by
more than 100 majority. He violated no personal
confidence In saying that he knew that Oowglll
one of the Returning Hoard, knew of tbe frauds,
and said be weald decide th eas for Hayes ft
th frauds wer properly covered up. Ther
cannot b a doubt tbat the Tllden electors car.
tied the State of Florida: and erery man In the
State knew It.
On the 3d day of last January, the Dsmooratlo
Governor, Drew, was peacefully inaugurated at
Tallahassee, and b (Pobmam) thanked Uod that
Florida did not present tb specUel of two Gov.
ernments, eaeh claiming to be th rightful Gov
ernment of th State of Florida, jt was! not In
tb ternlle condition of the other Southern
States. Mr. Pcbhah eoneluded by again ex.
pressing bis devotion to tha Republican party,
arguing that tbe mission of the party had noi
been accomplished in the Sooth.
Wr. WOODHURN, Nevada, defended tbe Florl
da Returning Hoard from the aspersions of Mr.
PntwAK, and then prooeded toargus from th
testimony tbat tbe State had been carried for
Hayes, and that the frauds were perpetrated by
1 r. DallOLT. of Mo., fallowed with ht ttt
f.aud en the part of the Republicans, especially
tn tbe counties or JeOerson and Alaehoa. Mr.
Doskell having stated that the majority of tbe
committee refused to examine where the minority
rt commended, Mr. DeDoLT denied It, and said
then never was a refusal, either to summon wit
nesses or te do anything else the minority reoom.
mended, to git at the trotb.
At the close ot Mr. De Dolt's speech the prevl
tui question was seconded, with lb understand.
Ingthat the rote b taat n to-morrow.
Tbe SPEAKER appointed Messrs. Hale,
SiaaLLTOx and Cltmib, tbe conferees on the
fortification appropriate bill.
ThehPE AKEIL laid before tha Uom a a meiaatra
fremtbe President, encloaing a memorial of eul
sens of New York In ielation to a donation or
land for the French statue ot Liberty at New
Yurk. Referred to the Committee on Foreign
At tc'n minutes offlve the House took a recess
until 10 a. in. tomorrow.
F. deleter, Germany, Is sojournta? at WU
latd's. A. J. Rider, rhlladclphls. has rooms at
Dr. J. Roy, of Delaware, Is a guest at
A. J. Rider, of Philadelphia, Is stopping at
David Vlckers, New York, Is stopping at
Willard's. ' iV
O. W. Otto, of ronnsylyanls. registered at
E. riagg.of New York, Is sojourning at
R. Rahurton. Jr.. New York, Is stopping at
Willard's. ' ' lv
A. Melton Musser.Utah. has apartments at
J. II. Strdwel,of New York, registered at
WMlard'a jesterday. '
Geo. B. Tchlppen, of Doston, arrived at
Ftrman Rasslter, Spanish Centennial Com
mlfslcncr, Isat Willard's.
General Sherman, Secretary Cameron and
Lieutenant Oreen. have gone to New York, to be
absent until Saturday morning.
Both Secretary Morrill and lion. Alexan
der 11. Stephens wore reported laat night as bar
ing improved considerably during the day.
Dr. Charles Jewett, of Connectleut, long
known ss one ol the ablest adroaates of tamper
dnce, has bean attracting large audlenees la Dal
t loo ore, and la now spending a few days In this
city. He gave an Interesting address before tbe
Sods of Trane ranee last evening;, both "wlttr and
wise, and Is to take part In the union religious
services at tho Lutheran Church this evening.
U.K. Chase, New York; R. T. Co burn,
New York i Theo. R. Davis and wife. Kew York)
11. W. Mhaw, Detroit, Mlcb.t A. II. Hlnman, De
trolt, Mich K. W. Anthony, I'rovldencet Miss
Hlgelow.New Yorki Oeo. Pluce, New York) D,
I. Baldwin and wire, Maryland! Jabei On tee,
Pennsylvania! K. FUgg, new York) Robert
is tone, Balem, Maes tiamuel James, tialem.
Mass t Richard Miller, Salem, Mass.t M.
N. Campbell, Chester, Pa.j Miss T. Campbell,
Chester, l'a. Mlsa T. 11. LUIott. Chestor, l'a.t
W. P. patnp'on, Chester, l'a t Ktlen lire wer,
Krlei J. L. W. Caskcn. Mlsa.t If. K. Stearns, N.
t W.H. Welding. N. Y.i John Hoylan, New
aiUj C. D. Wnl worth, Iowai H. H. Myem, Uln t
and W. O. Walton, Pa., arlred at Willard's
J. U. Wszencraft, California; E. Q. Pierce.
Portimoutb.N.H.i F. M. Varnelt, Portsmouth,
N. Ill P. . Cunningham, Nebraskai r. M.
mount, Chicago) K. 1. White, Chicago J.W.
Nightingale and family, Dobnque, Iowai James
l'etetln,Tvew Orleaus; V. T. Shaw, M. D , Mary,
land! J. H. Pord, West Virginia; H, (rrltfla and
wife, Milwaukee, J, E. Zimmerman, Milwaukee!
Col R. II, Musser, St. Loulst Ut. J. Hartbolow,
St.Loulst P. A. Hecgar, Haltlmorti Henry H.
aust, Haltlmore; Morlty Hertberg. New Torki
W. H Asbby. Nebraska) C. M. i oster, w York
W. p. Powell, Richmond, Va iJ.E. Stuart, Iowai
J, W. Hcuppurs and wife, Pnllarttlphla) T. L.
Jones and wire, Philadelphia, W, H.Vletti.Up
likat R. It. Robins, New York JameiT. HaU,
New York) W. D. MoCorDilok, Pennsylranlat V.
J. (Joe, Marylandi J. P Carlns, Iodlanat J. H.
Dornetbelt, Indiana! R. (J Haughman, Phila
delphia, and J. N Ryan, Philadelphia, are
guests at tbo Imperial.
trlrtin that thareadlnsT of thf lottrnal ahoald
' THE COURTS.
A SLOtTDATATTJllS CITT HALT
Trie Trial of Frederick Wei rich for the
Killing of DarUtolomaw lltmu-A Weak
rroteewtlon, ant) the Evidence Showing an
Accidental bliootlng An AcquIttalLooked
Thcconrt proceedings yesterday wero some
what tame, and dragged along In a slow, tire
some manner. Of the civil eases, exoeptlog a
suit for damages against the District, there waa
of tatereitdeaervlngof notice, while on the
criminal side a murder trial occupied the attcn
tlon of hts Honorrbnt even that promises, to ter
minate In an affair of accidental shooting.'
The Navy Yard Mnrder Trial.
The trial or Fiederlck Welrlcb, Indicted for
the murder of Uaribolomew llemm. In October
last, took place before Jodge Mae Arthur yeiter
day. From th evidence developed tn th eat It
seems tbat, on th afternoon of the day la quos
tton, the awn sen borrowed a goo from a shoe
maker tn South Washington, named Oonrad
Haulenbach. At that Urn It did not contain a
load, and bad no cap on th nipple.
Ho went from thereto a restaurant near the nary
yard gate, and finally brought op at th saloon
of Darlholmow llemm, at
HO. Ml rKHKSTLVAM A AVMSPE, SOUTHEAST,
where himself end the proprietor indulged In the
manual of arms, allowing lufncient Intermissions
tor drinks, and beer being the chief beverage par
taken of by th two mon. Whll going through
this amateur drilling, a natation ef tne U. S.
marines, who had been participating In tho cere
monies of unveiling tb statu of Qon. MoPber
son, with th armyofth Tennessee, passed by,
returning to their barracks. Hemm went to the
window, and while looking at the soldiers, Wei
rich stood a short distance In his rear, and during
tbat brief time th gun exploded, th contents
entering the right side of Hemm'sbody near the
spinal ewlumn, producing almost Instaotdeath.
ssxectiob or AJtrar.
Tbe following Jurors war obtained from the
regular panel: Charles H. D Mar, John F. Dyer,
Hamoel U. Mlddleton, John F.Crowley, dmand
Handler, Zaebarlah H. Urook, Thomas Lowe,
Theo. E.CUlton, James E. Miller, John 11. Mo
Ulll, Robert A. Uoo and Robertl). llowlson, to
try tbe cease.
Dr. E. A. Adams gave testimony as to the na
ture ottb wound, and that he found th man
dead when called In to se blm.
Conrad llaalenbachswor that h loaned the
gnn tow elrlehj that It was empty nt the time,
and tbat be did not furnish blm with any ammu
nition) bo came one day to borrow.end the next
day togetlti he saw the gun In the ahopi said
tbat n wss lonesome and would like to fake It
snd go Into tbe eonntry. The witness replied that
be did not want to lend it, as many aooldents
bappea from handling eld guns. The aeoaaed
tiii a good fellow and a gentleman.
Dr. Mc Kim corroborated the testimony of the
former physician In regard to the wounds of the
a. KRocketta, a barkeeper at Bhlnburn's
saloon, near tbe marine barracks, saw Wei rich
coming from the Nary Yard with the gon on bis
shoulder, and after drtnktng a glass of beer, In
reply to a question, said that he waa going Into the
oouDiry in nianiB. iui gun taat urn WB
loaded, bat there was no capon the nipple, and
th lock waa carried at half-cock. The defendant
was then on his way to
11 E11MS fLACE OF D ITS I MESS,
Joseph HatebfWld resided In tho aame fcouie
with Mr. Hemm, and on the afternoon that be
waa shot, they were drinking beer together, and
Welrleh came into the bar. He drank a glass of
beer, cut there and then went Into the private
room. When l!emm;eme In he apoke to Wel
rlcb, and gald that be bad served two years lo
ttvuerman army, and would show him the oxer
lies, and took the gon from Welneh and went
threugn the manual of arms. He made a num
ber of mistakes and Welrloboorrectod htm. but
Hemm said that he waa not on orer particular
about It, and marhd up and down tb rooms.
Merrick then took th gon and wont through
tn stiii iciit iu s (isi iou war, auii
anybody would bar Judged htm the best
drilled soldier. In turning round he came
too near tbe window, and was oaotlonod to be
more careful, or be would break the glass. At
the same time he knocked against th gas fix
tures, and witness told blm to stop that humbug,
gin it. He took the gun and stood It tn an up
right position on a ccntro-tabie, steadying it
with hts hand. The soldiers were then coming
bask from the unveiling or th MoPherson statu,
acd Hemm's attention waa attracted to them.
In th meantime VTelrlob took the gun,ralaed the
hammer, and snapped It throe or four times on
tbe nipple. He said tbat the gon was loaded,
TWrni WAS A OOOD 6 HOT IW IT.
nuuesseskfeihlm bow h could tla'ywl7
loaded gun In tbe room In th presence of other
persona, and he replied tbat there waa no cap on,
and b should not be afraid oflt. He waa cautioned
to put It away. Hemm beard tbe conversation
and said be ought to pot tbe gun aside, as tbat
wss nt the place to play with ft. After begging
blm to pot It away, Welrleh placed It nest tbe
wlotfow. llemm again looked out to see the
soldiers. Witness sat reading a paper, and Wel
rlcb sat down on a tabl fronting Seventh street,
and did not speak again, acting as ir he was dis
gusted. About two minutes aaerwards tbe re
trt of tbe gun was heard, and witness was
moeked eir the eh am He jumped op exelted
and foond llemm lying on tn floor. The wit
ness tried to lift blm up, but found to bis aston
Isbmcnt that he had been shot. A second effort
wsa made, and at tbat time be expired. At that
time Mrs. llemm earn In. and she and tha wit.
ness fell In tb blood on tb floor. Wolrichwaa
standing with tb gun In both bands, holding It
against lbe table, and from tbe recoil of the gon
he bad a cot on his cheek and th blood
ran down bis neck. H then went away. After
tbe gun was fired there was an exploded capon
There was a elose and warm Intimacy existing
between Welrleh snd Hemm, and no unfriendly
relations were ever known to exist between
tbem. Tb accused bed always borne a good
niAEACTxnroa nosasTr asd sob m Err.
John Elmer, keep a segar store nest door to
Hemm's saloon, and knew Welrleh. He heard
tbe abootlog and ran Into tbe barroom by tbe
oaexway. uemm waa lyiugontne noor, aad
W elrloh leaning against the bar. Witness asked
blm If he shot Hemm, and he did not reply lfor
about five minutes, and then he asked to be
turned over to the iolloe. The witness thought
tbat the bast to be done under tbe circumstance,
and as there was no policeman near he took
Welricb to th station, aa h thought It better to
get blm away from th place.
Dr. Lemnarter waa crate nt In Hinm'i tni nun
lrevlons to the ahootlng, and eonflrmed tho teatl-
mony concerning the drilling by tbe parties.
!Vlt woiuia tsiu (uassi nuusi naiaj urcu.
L!euL.M. A.Aastln. of tha Klfrhth mIIm n.
Itet, bad a conversation with Weirlck at the
station boose, and be said that be did not know
bow tbe shooting happened.
Thomas button knew no more than tbe previous
Tbe defence offered a number of witnesses to
prove tbe good character of tbe aocused, and that
tbe shooting was tbe result or an accident.
H.H.Wells, Jr., opened the argument for the
(lovernmcut, and was followed by O. D. Uarrett
for tbe defence.
He fore lbe latter finished his address tbe court
adjourned until 10 o'clock to-day.
Before Judge Wylle.
DIRECT! HO TBE rATMERT OT Tni AUDITOR'S
EEE DISCBABOUfO RESTBA1S1KO ORDERS.
IHImuth vs. Klnnoy et at , order regarding tak.
ing testimony! Ulder vs. White, ordor regarding
testimony! Hunter vs. Murphy, conditional ratl
ratton of sale, reference to auditori Walter vs.
Neale, deeree for eonfeaso garnish. J. K. Neale;
Lllloti tb. Walker, reference to auditor) Picket!
vs. Picket), order of publication; Dale vs. Win.
dell, order continuing motion ot defendant to set
ailde order for subpoena duces tecum; Thompson
va. Arnold, reference to auditor) Cratly et a I. vs.
Crattyet al, order overruling objections: Him
moos vs. Douglass, pro oonfesso against A. Cln-
frloiMitcbelsTs. Daniels, order for sale by true
eeB.McIntoabvs.HouIton.ordar Mousing witness;
Las by vs. tasby, order for paying auditor's feast
Cook vs. Mc 111 air, stricken iron, calendar) Mat
tbewiva. Haldwtn, restraining order discharged!
mills Hoyd et al. va MoNamara, decree over
ruling motion of Peter MeNamara to file answer,
ordering sal and appointing truiteet Williams
vs Walker, bill dismissed! Spnrka vs. Sparks,
bill dismissed Fleming vs. MeNelr, autitor's
report ratified, with certain exceptions Mulloy
vs. Partridge, decree vesting title to certain pro
perty In complaint.
Beroro Judge Oils,
ADMIHUTPATOUa AFrOIKTED WILLS fRO DATED
ABDDIBTltlBUTIUN Or PROPEdTV ORDEnED.
In re. estate of Harriet Laoyi administrator
ordered to file accounts. In re. estate of Amelia
H. i'ox letters or administration granted. lore.
orWm.lt. We Lean, guardian t order revoking
Utters or guardianship in regard to Dora O. Chas.
J. and Uraol MeMurray. Iu re. eitateof Ueorge
W. Marleyt decree directing distribution. In re,
estate of George Parkerj Ann S. Parker ap.
pointed administratrix. Last will and testament
of HenJamlnP.'Wlnslowiproofofpublloatlon filed.
In re of John Moran, guardian i decree ordering
sale or real eitate. in r estate or Charles u.
Patterson t order or publication made.
Th euurt adjourned until Tuesday next at U
Defer Chief Justice Cartter.
Frailer vs. District of Columbia, an aetlonfor
damages for Injuries received by falling Into an
excavation at the corner of Fourteenth and
Ueteets northwest) case still on.
He fore Judge Snail.
iwrosinn hbavt rinse roa rdnitimo unli.
rENBED ARS A FIUHT BETWKKSI T0 1ST.
NATES OF TUB REFOBM SCHOOL.
Henry Young. unUccnsod bar) 4103. Thoo.
doreUaotbe, selling liquor without lleensei 10J
or CO days In jail appeal notedt $100 bonds.
Thomas Price, loud and bolaterousi 5. Henry
Adams, a colored boy In the reformed sohool,
was arraigned with assault and battery with
Intent to kill Wm. Rawlins, a school boy com.
panlon. lbs court sent tbe esse te th grand
Jury under DCOO bonds. Walter V. Dnwa was
arraigned lor aisaolt and battery on Maad ( '
Hamilton, an abandoned woman) fined $10J or
00 days In tall appealed. Henry Thomas, a col
ored boy, fareeny of two newspapers worth three
cents each, from Theodore Mosheri ft or fifteen
day. Tboa. Fry, lareenyof a bushel of potatoes)
pleaded gollty and waa fined $10 or MiImi.
Ueorge Co pel and, colored, assault oa Uaeael
Wilson) tb oart Imposed a fla or IW or three ,
months In Jail. v
Court Calendar for To-Day.
Before Chief Justice Carttsr,
No's. 110. Treok vs. Baltimore and retoraae U.
R Cot 144, Stuart vs Keltoht HT. Johnson, use
Mlckny vs. Duffinii ICO, District of Colombia vs.
John 1 Lord) 184. Class, use Ao. ve Uistrlei
Columbia) Sit, Cbllds vtt. Wholhy IV Co.) 219,
Domervs, Pumpnrayi S22, Livingstone vs. Hey
mouri2A,R1d ase,Jonnsonva Evansiar.tlolia.
man vs. Merrlmoni 32, Lanevs Cox) 34, Hall
va. PlattiSJO. United States, use Reed et ai. vs.
Thomas etal.i SCO, Kldd h. IJrlstow vs. Eabergt
Sio, Creswell et el. vs. Nelsoni2M. Muldoon k
Before Judge MacArtbur.
Joseph Downing, larceny) Wlnfield Scot t. as-
saulti Ales Almerohl, assault) Peter Wlls-m,
tapei Alberlus Knowiton. Samuel .Reamer, Ed
ward Morran, Renjsmtn Cooler and Jaa. Smith,
roeny; ran a women, inaruari jbu. j uunp
man, 1 hoi Patton, Samuel Rldgler, and Thomas
iisincriora, erpiDg piaoea wmri it
ey tlckta are sold.
riyAxcu axi cosrxuncn.
WASIUltOTON, P. U. Feb. It, 1BTT,
Tbe New York rott' financial article aaysi
'Oold opened at 101, and alt the aales bare alaee
bccuatl06S10SK. On gold loans the rates have
been IH&W Pe ornt. for carrying. Fond a Kx
clientele nowSJWQl's. and very dult. There If
no cbang In tbe money market. Uoriarament
bonds are steady, the changes bleng a decline of H
lnSS's1d, new Ss and currency 6'a, and Si In.
of issi, new es's and ss'a. The stock market open
ed Slower than tl closed yeeterday for Morris A
Zsaez, lfor Delaware, Lackawanna A Western,
and HH for the remainder orth list, th latter
Now Jersey Central and. Delaware ft Unison
Canal. From tbe opening nntll abont 11 iM o'elock
the gent ral market fell M6l, the latter Delaware ft
Hudaon. Delaware. Laekawen ft Western dcella
cdZ', New Jeracr Central ana Morris ue1H i
each, Harlem 1M, Lake Bhore and Michigan Cen
tral H each, and Western Union , In the neat
half hour Delawaru, Lackawanna ft Western re
covered 1), New Jersev Central and Delaware ft
nudaon Canal 1 each, and the remainder of the
general Htt,V4. Bloc noon prlcee bar agtln
declined H&H tbe latter New Jersey Ceotrat,
Northwestern was an exception te the general Kit,
and has advanced 1 since th opening, tor th com
Dion, ard H for tb preferred. The market now Is
not so active as early lathe day, but fvveiUh, and ,t
prices are much nearer to the lowest than to the
highest figures of tb dav.'
In Itew York to-day moniy waseasy attWI1.
Eacbanre steady at V4. uold quiet at l6i,O.S.H.
ltatee lorcKrryina. a.
IT Loon; for loads, f&ouO. tut. tons receipts,
Government bonds active and steady,
S'r, ism, coupon.,., ins s-zu's, ism ,
S-ai'a, iwvn I(j New fives .....
-', two, new..., loota io-40 oeupons.
c-ju'a, ieoi. ,......, nii
State bonds quiet ant nominal.
Tent-aaea'a, old.... 42,4, H, Carol! a. A, ft O, U
jronrwrfld, new,, vi Mifinnn.
I Mo. ft Bt"'Jo.'.'....' ,',H
TpnnrMoe, scries.... "i
Virginia ft's sj I
do ttrw 30
do codioI... iss
do deferred. 7 I
Georgia It's fts
Ororal 7'a liwy
uouuiaua a .,..,. an
i .on man a, new ai
l.evetj S'a. ...... ...... SS
jA Ubania Sa.,,,
tlioralairold bonds. 10
n, (.aronsa, o a.
N. Caroline, new... l
M. fat p. . ati.4,.1 tasr.
8. Carolina, wid.... M l(iold 106 tf
d. - aroiints, new... ra i
Hti-Mka t!i and better.
Vaclflo Mall t Wabaah
iNtatrrn Union M (Union factlTc Sttj
Worth western S3'. A ft 1. preferred. .,
do. prtf,,.... SlHMlMOri TaclHo
Rock Isdaud. SttViMlentraaCtxitral.... 4
Baintl'aal lAVlliel ft llu1soa SUf
O. C, ft 1, f.
U". pm.t,,.. tni ijsjrsury vintrMiiiiiii "
Uet Lack, ft W,.,
IU an thai ft St. Jo,
. H Illinois ueutrai
, ii irii(orr
ja.Be nuurv., ,..,,,,., niHiiraiu hi ottrrr...,,,.
li. Y. Central WSy Money ,.!,. ti
Obloft MlMlislppl..- SSlUold dosed ,..10S$
New Tore, rob. is Cotton doll and easier;
npliands, 12Sc t Orleans, Jlei aalea of SIS hlrt,
ruDstotldatmi net rceeipta, u,ni oalesi K i porta
Ureal hrtialn. U.W na'tat riance. S.fflS bale
LonUnent, S,87Sbalet Channel, 1.S1S nalea.
lour less dolnr. but a fair business reported la
city mills for Alport to the Weat Indlaii oHstrwto
In light demand, and prices without drclded olunx
andcloatng ootet. aUmthern floariulrt and aa
rhanced Com meal eteadvt Western, Jeracy and
reaasylvanla, K t qw 10; Brmn.ly wine, SS sit Kui-
aisvsr, s v 7 si vis s: vsssu m vi ssij, av iui aju
hold In off.
for Jersey, Blat and Canada. Itarlevdall and
nominally lowert Mo. 1 Canada offt-ridat lies:
ftholeaansiradcd janaia.SiOI. HarleTmalt dullaad
nominal. Corn hOXo brtter ror new, with inoi
erat trade ror export aad home ne:old nointnsl
mixed Weatotn la store and aAMt,SAS0oiunicral
ed Wettrrn mlied. SStjAiToi no graOtj aa-t New
York ho. S, StVjVVftej wamer mixed. &h)Mic;
steamer yellow, 101 stvamer white, SSei No S white,
6TioHei ud graded wbltu Western, &k. do yellow
di, Ki VellowHontbern afloat, S7cHc Mewkork
No, 1, CTc, OaSa bettor grades flrmcri poorqaall
lilra dull and unchanged! mixed Western aad
Btale, KCUtc, white do. 44QUS. Hay uuebaaaod.
Hop doll at SijI2oror ytarltnga, VKfOo for new
JLMtern and WMtirniloflWUo for new ew York at
290 for new Lallforula. Coffee qalet aad
uuchangid. Melastav dull aoduncbanKed. Hlee ta
falrbuaLneMat steady prices j Carollula, SUt9t
LotUlana, ftfi9Ho Petroleuia dull! crude, llct
reOned from r.flner'sunchanEedtreaAlea, 19c T4
low dull and heavy at "ViMHc ltcaln steady at
(ZlSfttatUfor strained. Turpentine steady at Vi
4iS fur spirits, rgr mora atcadyt nute and
'ennsTlvanla. Xlci Wcatern, lfl3Ue. latter Irvab.
'ork heavy and decidedly lowest unlntrMCted bow
nuts, f IS 7 (Sis Wj extra prime. SIS 00. Beef dull,
Jteef bamsqulttt, 'Here Ikm. f dull. Cut moata
Wrjtcrn outeti tilckled liimi 10c I mlddlea dull: BV
&a for Wetiern long clean fro for city long
elear. Dreeeedbosa ud-ltied S7ss:S7M ror VTrat
em. Lard much lower) SUivooSilOu for prima
ilMini alnsilnsT sit 110UI simIli-i1. It u tier dullmf ISrA
sue for Wraiernt it&Ka for Bute, Che Sraa
at 7jl4)fo for common to prime. LIdmmmI quiet.
VThlkkey dull held at fll7)r'StOS, rash. Alcohol
oOertdatkloiHwlthout buyer. rrelgtiU u. btv
rrpool quietand Or nit cotton, peraaH. JsIS-aM;
per steam, Xd, wheat, per susam, SaOd,
BALTIMOBB, reb. 13. Cotton firm ud quiet t
iclddltxg uplanda, 11)4 c.
Flour steady aud Srin) Howard street and West
ernauiHrflneIt.'sU(t&T do.,eitra. aaouCASSO; do.,
lamUy, SJ 7if47 W; i tty mllU tupcraiia, M 7h)StS:
dot, extra, H(S7Ji no., Itlo brands, TT7l
do,, ramilv, SOW. ft heat Inactive! Wo. S Weurn
wlnUrred.SiaWi No. SClncatro spring, lt Pena
Slvanlarcd, flHaicsi Marylaud rvd urlrae, SI6S
lSetdo.,amre(, Iteoido., white. ftS(tU. Cora
Southern actlvand altade easleri Weatera itlt,
wtek and lower) Kouthern while, fcuJISIHci dO. yel
low, avtUct Western mixed, uot. IWe.! laat
half or Sibruaiy, K(.wsct MrcbUat April, 67 He;
aifituer. SiiSr. Oata ateady, umluBKedt life.
steady at 7i &72e. Clover sutd attady, flnnt good
to choice. HlifSH'ic. Hay good gradta firm) tow
gradradult aad wtj-kt SlaryUadaud tonnylvanla
prliue, lt(ipi7c, rrovlalomqulLt.nnehanged. fork,
i77t(j)18t.v. Hull meats loouauouldera, CSltlct
clear rib aldta, Vet packed. 7US. itacon suuuld
era. 7,SCTVei clear rib aidca, loset hams, livise.
Laru nlliitd, lljfc&llXc, uur dull ant sivadyt
WBtcrn good to prime, STi?SSS, do , extra flne.x(
C636c. 1'ttrotfum nominal. Coffee (irmly held;
lilo, cargons, ll)u.i)it Jobbing, HhQO. Whis
key dull at f l C9. ,
ltecelptsi Flour, 4,M0t wheat, 6,000 J corn, 109,000;
Oats, l,ftmn ry, 6Q. hhlpmentsi corn, HX.1M).
Washibotos. February 8, 177. J
Tbe Secretary of the Nary makes to the Naval
service the aad announcement of tbe death of
Hear Admiral James Alden, who died at Ban
Iranclsoo, California, on the fitb or February
The life of this distinguished officer was do.
voted, from hla youth, to tbe service ot blaooan
try. As a young man, he took part in the United
Slates exploring expedition, under tbe late Hear
Admiral Wilkes, and subsequently had charge
of moat Important aolontlfio duty In the survey
or our Pacino coast. His later services ware
those of the Chief or tbe Hureau or Navigation,
and tbe command of our fleet on tbe Europara '
In every sphere of duty he exhibited the high,
estaualitleaofanaval otfloer, and waa, during
the late civil war, specially conspicuous ror gal
Ian try and capacity on almost every occasion
which contributed to the glory of the naval ser
vice. On tbe day after the receipt oftbls order, tbe J
flags eftbe Nary Yards and Naval Stations, and
of all sblpa tn commission will be displayed at
half mast from sunrise until aunsot. and thirteen
minute guns wilt be fired at noon from each Navy
Yard and Station, Hag ship and vessel acting
omcers of tbe Navy and of tbe Marine Corps
will wear the usual badge of mourning thirty ""
days. Ono. M. HoBKaoir,
Secretary of tbe Navy.
Navt Defabtmebt, 1
Wasuibotob, February a, Ivtj, (
The Secretary of the Navy announces the
death of Hear Admiral Charles Wilkes, who de
parted this life at his residence in Waiblnartoa
The scientific and literary attalnmenta or this
dlatlngulabed officer, and bla acknowledged seat
and patriotism bar been long known and appro
elated by his countrymen. His death will bo
lamented by tbe aervlce and by tbe people or tbe
Onlh.darj after th. receipt of this order th.
n.!.olHl" ?"T vr,1, lni n.Tal Stations, and
or all ship. In oommlnlon, will bo dlanlarea at
liRlrinoit from sunrise to sunset, and ttilrleen
mlnutvfKuns will be fired at noon from each Narr
Tard and Station, flag sblp and unci acting
All omura or tho Ka.. and or the Marin.
Corps will wear tbe uaual badge or tnouralua- for
tlllrtj Oaja. Oro. M. Konsaon"
Sooretary or tbo ftarr-.