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STREET, ). :i . s , >-S*S BUILDING). Ramona. ~’ one year, $lO 00; six w, othree months, $2 50; one ■ - J . -i roar, $6 00; six months, ir“itvS"Vt.a - r > *■" „ jcr, $2 00; six months, sr CARRIER oa PREPAID .BTiyC*- C *”‘ t It* ll * v , please observe the date f'iJt. •: \ DYERTISINQ. _ ' sauare —a line averages 1 ■ <' ' , ertisements, per wjiiare, c __ • ‘ t- l i. two Insertions >1 8): '•• 60; tix inseitUns J 5 ltd; -■' *<. . ; eighteen insertions . tions sls 8H . , - above rates, advertisements. .... . nts $1 '0 p r vquare. . - " r-i-v.-s Fuaenfa, ,ul notices $. per square of Ordinaries, Sheriffs ; inserted at the rate pre , xtent. Lost and Found, 10 c.? advertisement inserted * ■- • : "Z t -'nnt& for less than •10 cents. ■ male by Lost Office Order, r or i xpress, at i ur risk. i ik of any adier *p-ei:’. and day or days, nor t„ r of insertions with the advertiser, i | however, have their ' , > ns when the tune n hut v. h.-n accidentally left ~ j„- , f -ertior.s cannot bo • pad for the omitted in . . .in to the advertiser. ’ ■ . j, addreas-si. J. H. ESTILL, *avannaii. Ga. e . • Cl2ce iu Sa i r.'%H flatter. rini i v hints. . ~ ■ n be no more, „ ... ;v. the door—- ith your greenbacks— vt 1 arrange for the !iv calemites dire, v flood and by fire; ‘orration. <l**ea*e, . . i, re swept off by . . rw ... ti.edr.uih, ver the South, the 5 resent hard ■s, we hardly have . tv hat mus: we do • a it get blue* i >i is the way— I-. ....-ht and the it-hote of . ~A m ; : . make the n.xt , ight fences—don’t ju*t go ahead, it-sand make meat ani work with ... on turn to gam*— . will no longer be * -1. ■ long.- rbs feared. a . wealthy and wise,” if t lor supplies, ; ii a-;d rahe jour own . . it. ra in or beasts eat. h. • patches of rye, y- ;.an.;y * pply; v ■..ndlj —vise fresh in r- • ure to make com. - cured and nothing for ’ \ a ian cf ytur favorite— q py. end fo trid the towns; iislti. aid no longer ee at ease and plenty of imes you may laugh and be i. • . ;:l <v ' stint or measure, i . • . i and innocent pleasure. Georgia Vii'nfrs. ! * fiiv.v and the high price of • is much suiT-‘riug among last. Mrs. Ge-ierst Lucius ir -i has h>- n git k for some time, i ; • ip •-delan J announcement was : -rdec--rne. Restorative* were • >w. , r, and to the great joy in i friends she revive.!. and on • 'ay • was reported as being able to wb -ky created much !.w --:ig ii nearly ail the towns of ■ '■ A i b lasts tha* not a single c>e i "f law during Christmas 1 1a ;• up before .Tu Ere. The iVite i in gre it degree to the > * a *. h tie law against carrying * I v >n- s enforced in that c ty. ■'' inirer thinks entirely too •e : is being paid to ".slit-eared ffce Ainsnv and Advertiser reports > night the residence on Mr. 8- h-ii - r i a ■-*. formerly known as the i -e. nine miles west of Albany, sii-sToyed by Are. The house was > ' ■ B E. ’/o well. superintendent *l*''a .a It was a large building, two c 1 ;s -.Tut. w ith rime rooms. Its fr.Aal <?> ~f build in ; w.is SVW. h ' ’ -a a the h use was for only ifim. supposed to liave been acJdenia’, ' first caught on the roof. '■" els ci Atlanta are in a shocking con s' rm which prevailed throughout f the State brought lots of fun ' *' exchanges, without exception, so T r. port snow bahi g and such like !>- ;a some places even sleigliiag was i-ar.d dollars of Angus'a a per " "A" ' sw resold ti th“ S uking Fund “ f that city on 1 hursday at 1 5, r coupon, and 81.5J0 of 7 p.rcent. i- item ;s s .with March coupons, sold for • -ties that the lower floor of the Ktr - • r in Augusta gve way Thursday and fell into the foundation, about " t below. Mr. F. M. Mulherin, assist r feil with the fl >or. an > was seri : i * J e He was ha liy bruise t. his head •• :s ■ -■broken. The injury to the leg fi that it had to be amputated, lie is as possible, but is sufTeiiug very ‘ ■ toe most popular employes of the ‘ ■••-nj F.v press Company in Macon was eye with a snow bill Welnesday, I‘‘ r :ari was seriously injured. a iler'U i of Wednesday says the ktl ' -• ngomery t ain which arii.ed in previous evening narrowly ts -1 m eht h.ne been a seri .ua acei n- gro who was walking alor g the >1 a broken rail about six miles ' •••'.and informed the agent at Tiie agent walked two mihs l el-w where the broken rail --i.e<! the train and informed’he ■ f th* danger. But for the :.g. n severe accident might have ss the trr in was heavily loaded, t lie Oglethorpe Light Infantry of np uiies A and Bof that rgani known resjiectively during the [.. ' ' inn my 15, Eighth Georgia Regi * .. “'} ' !!1 i'any 11, i jrgt Ke-riineDt of unteers, living away from Savan v<s>. A-oly requested t > send their ad or J. r. Brooks. Chairman of . Arrangements, Savannah, Ga. s cah s a i,l be considerably indulged , ltv '* n ri - Macon and Atlanti aDd other Th-t interior ot: the State to-day. * UmilW,liastt l4St Htru< dc Macon in kar ** [ ‘ P Telegraph and yfeseenger says sues V a>ath-T m derates greatly ‘ ' rin -muse result. ; J rpc "tve i her full share of the cold E.. ' says that on Thursday 6<m !! r y , l e temperature reached its fir aT- above z-ro set ms to have been l one o-** lv eord about the city, although ■elf. i•. , ' ox.i.-ssd points it touched zero ie he- , , rarT t 0 lLe expectatio's of many • account, f 1 fre “ Zw °vcr, a fact which may **P has n’t • 0B ,h< “ eround tiiat the cold telate L p,istl long enough ty overcome 1 low t", The temperature U suffleient- Sti Cant running streams, and should (fr. 0 ® threa anda i' !i th c hovel spectacle of fiais* ttnulgee may be witnessed. The 0 . itd UntjlnS aD ' l ab3ut thecit F were 14 hoys. 81 ’ fl i ® ‘hating was enjoyed by **■*•** uT* t ° r who wrote to • . wm wise enough to add; Savannah Morning News. J. 11. ESTILL, PROPRIETOR. ‘•Poscrlt—lf he is a mule, Pies ty his hine legs.” The wisdom evinced by that boy may yet seat him in the Presidential chair. He is certain to go to Congress or the Legislature. The toy pistol has been at work in Macon. A day or two ago a little boy, while playing with one, discharged it and lodged a ball in his hand. Augusta .Yews: “Our readers will remember the mention of the mysterious death of a col ored woman, Julia Bartlett, on the Dight of the 21st inst . on T wiggs street, in the New Terri tory. < oroner L A. 1 .cquet immediately summoned a jury for an inquest, but a sus ticion of foul play called for a post mortem examination, a..U delay in get ing testimony Protracted sitting of the jury on the i.'d -3d and S9ih days of this month. * Medical evannnat on by Dm. Fve and Allen revealed external vio enee about the throat of the de ceased, nnd their opinion is that death was caused by strangulation. Tne suspicious condu t of Tina badler and Ed Turner caused their arrest, and the evidence was sufficient to show to the jury that they were concerned in the maftr-r, and they are held for trial, ine “..■a i body was discovered and reported by lina Sadler, and the strange and excited man ner of Turner, and his presence at suspicious moments, involved both, and p sli.’y a full and searching investiga io iof the mysterious affair. The v-rdict of the Coroner's jury, of which B. it. Evans was foreman, fler hearing testimony on the C.’d, 23d anil 2. th, was made ont this morning, ana is as follows: 'We, tne jury, Cos fiud, from the evidence le-.fore us, that t e deca-e i came to hsr deatu from strangu lation on the night of the 21st of December, IS3-.', and in our opinion she was murdered, and we charge Tina Sadler and Edward Tur- Ler as being concert ed ihereiu.’ ” Says the Albany A'etes and Advertiser: “We learn that a number of pa ties are anxiously wsiting to see whether the steamboat that is being constructed by gentlem-n in this city to ply the wateisof the Flint, proves a success. If the boat comes up to expectations and can supply transportation, we learn that a numb—- of turpentine distilleries will be sta. along the banks of the river. Thus tlie boat will at once and velop thousands of acresof good tuntc-red land which no v he idle, and will, in return, receive a remunerative business from lha turpentine men.” Under the heading “Disgraceful Conduct” th Dublin Guzett - says : "lAist Monday night, in the owt r evlge or Johns n county, three drunken desperadoes were gudiy of conduct -ueh asdererves the censure of all good peo ple, the disgust of bad and the putiishineid of tne law hi Its s-.verest terms. The exact turn tier is not known, but is supposed" li- re were three. V\hiie intoxicated they blockaded the road; in several places by building a fence across, lore the gates away in trout of b well ing*, tor - up four or five p auks in different places at Mason s bri ige. where tne erven was very hign and swimming, and last but most disgraceful cf all, went toathtirch—the sacred sanct ary of God—and tore oif two or three windows and a door. The parties who acted so disgracefully are not positively known, but suspicion points directly at the peipe rator*, anu it wiil most cerminly receive legal hive ti gatlon. The good jieople of Johnson aie great ly incensed at the act. ' The Koine 'Jribnne relates the following pret ty Christmas incident: "Perhaps similar inci dents might have happened on Christmas, but this is the only one mat came to our knowl edge, which is w rthy of being printed. There was a i hristmas tree or something of the kiud at the Episcopal Church, and when it was dis covered that mere were not enough packages for h- po r children, tlie minister said to m*. co sgrega i u that if 'more nund es were not forthcoming, he would tear asunde r those that w ere on hand and divide them up until there was enough Tor eve y poor crnld. It is hardly neces a- y to state that enough will be provided.’ This w as right, and we honor that minister for •he part lie so nob v acted. Such a . hristmas see ,e is worthy of the besteff .rts of the ai tist. It ought to go up u the imperishable canvas— the minister m the chutcu divi mg the bun dles in order that even the poorest might not go away empty handed This is Christmas as it should be Of all other times, at Christmas we should give cheerfully, and particularly to the poor.” The Columbus Enquirer tells hew some young ladies of that c ty had a good time on > hristmas as follows: “The voting ladies who made a I hr stm ts trip to Warm springs, re turned bt a special train on the Columbus and | Koine Road yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock j Tney spent a merry time, and all re turned per fee iy enthused with the 11-asur-sof ihe jaunt. One of the thrilling seusati ns was an exciting fox eha-e,which was t articipated in by two of tee most oh .ruling young ladies of the party. On Monday morning at t o’clock they were awakened bv the sound of tlie binder's horn When the time ior mounting the horses came only two of the young ladies were brave enough to make the venture, and guided by Mr. Henry Harris, the champion fox hunter of the South, they were soon enjoying the bracing atmosphere of the early morning and endeav oring to 'strike a trail ■ They had not long to be i suspense before the deep mouth tone of the ‘strike dog’ told that revnard was ‘up.’ T hen catne the stirring ■ horus of the entire ■pick,’and th' fun began in earnest. They struck the t ail near Greenville, and for five boil's rii- chase was hotly pursued. The haute; s followed the pack, and da hed over hills, through valleys, thri - steeds ever and an.' n leaping ditches, gullies, loi-s and every thing which came in the wav, and not once uid tli- e ur.-geous young ladies leave the sad dle. Thus did they enjoy the chase for five hours, when reyeard made a dart for tlie mountain, but ere he had climbed it the faitii fu' h unds had gained the day. and Ihe eh*se was ended. It proved to be a Ted;’ the feat of catching ore is no small ina'ter. One of the yovsng ladies brought home the ‘brush’as a trophy of the occasion. ” Columbus Enquirer-Sun: “About 10 o’clock lari night a ne.ro came to police headquarters and n p >r ed that Jim Hill, colored, had been r,a lit burned at the wharf. A rep rter went to the spot and fond the poor fel ow suffering the agonies of the damned Some time ego he was scalded at SampT's mill at the time of the Uni r exp osion, and since been subject to fits Having no frien-s r money he found shel er where he co Id aud begged his bread. Re cently he has been sleeping in the old litt'l of the Holt, which is lying on the wharf Lst night a good-hearted old woman went down to carry him some sup ler, nti-1 found hint lyir g near the the, a portion of his clothes still iu flames. She extinguished the tire ana r.n to the steamer t.verngitam fo -a sistance. Several of the hinds'a r.edhim near th* boat and did all possib'e for him, wlii'e a messenger went for a phy iei m. His h<-ud and right side of ti e fc* is terribly burned, tlie right eye being entirely out. Th * right breast, shou’der and arm at in a terrible condition, the arm being burned utmost to'be bone Dr. Johns on, < ity phy sician, was sent. for. and had him remove! to the hopit 1. It is thought h- cannot recover.” The Augusta Chronicle says: “Yesterday President Verdery. of the Augusta and Knox ville Railroad. < ioted a contract with the agent of the Rome Iron W orfcs. of Chatta nooga, lor fiftt en hundred ions of iron rails. These will iron about twenty miles of the road, a-d more iron will be purchased as fast as i ceded as it is the intention of the offl 'ers to complete the road without delay. Arrange ments h ive also twen mane in this < ity tor the wheels nd trucks for the cars of the con struction train A portion of the work will be done by George R. lo mbard & Cos , and the wheels were ob atmd from the Georgia Rail toil Company. Applications for large amounts of the bonds of the road, at tlie pre vious price, were made yesterday, but th- ap plicants were informed that no more of tlie bonds would be sold at that price Letters have beer, received by Mr. vvheless from Nash ville and other places, making inquiries in re gard to the h inds ” “Night before last,” sav* the Macon Tele graph, and Messenger, “as Henry Williams, a colored man, in toe employ of K. H. Mav & Cos , was going horn*-, and when near the street ctr station house on College Hill, be was ap proached by a negro man with the request that he would a-s st in the removal of a negro who was freezing to death. Promptly complying.he went with tire man t > the little station house, and. together, they lifted the unfortunate and succ-edcd ia getting him into a bouse near at hand, w here in less than five n ittu es he died. He was stiff when picked up. The man who was with him, aud at whose h use he died says he was trying t get him home, having found hint on the street* intoxicated That w hen they reai bed the s'at'on he was obliged to leave him and go for assistance. The name of the unfor tunate man was Henry Douglas. He was em ploy ed ■ ut near the Brunswick depot A Batch of News Items from Texas. Galveston, December 31. A special from Fort Worth says: “The thermometer on Wednesday reached two degrees below z to.” A special from Seguln stys; “Simon McKew, an old colored man. drank for a wager three pints of whisky, which proved fatal ” A special from Fort Worth says: “D. It. Boaz.a Fsloon man,was shot and killed, It, is supposed, by James Elliston, to whom he had refu-ed credit for drinks.” A dispatch from Hunrersv lie, Texas, says: “It. (J. R >eers, a farmer living near this place, was fatally stabbed by a man named Pickering, who made his escape.” A special from Brenham, dated Decem ber 30lh, says the snow there is one and a quarter inches deep A special fr m Jefferson, Texas, says: “In the Rothschild murder case the jury at two o’clock yesterday returned a verdict of not guilty.” Weather Indications. Office Chief Signal Observer, Wash ington, December 31. — Indications for Saturday: In the Middle States, rising tempera ture and falling barometer during Satur day, with winds generally from south to wt s', partly cloudy weather, and possibly light snow in northern portions. In the South Atlantic States, a slight rise In temperature, stationary or s owing falling barometer, winds variable, but generally from the north or northeast and increasing cloudiness, with areas of rain. In The Gulf States, variable winds, partly cloudy weather and areas of rain, with stationary or slowly falling barometer, and slight rise in temperature. In Tennessee and the Ohio valley, warmer and clear or fair weather, winds generally from south to west, and falling barometer. “It disagrees with me.” A common re mark. If you take Tutt’s Pills you can eat anything you like, and feel no bad effects. They act specifically on the liver, stomach and bowels, causing a free fiow of gastric juice, which is essential to good digestion, and regulates the bowels when all other medicine fella. THE COUNTRY'S BUSINESS UNPRECEDENTED PROSPERITY. Trio most Ueinarkable I'ear on Ke cord—Tire Volume of Legitimate llusines* Beyond alt Precedent— 'l ire Products or the Moil— Wbat tlie Loudon “Times” Sy. New York, December 31.—The Svening Express, in 1(3 rbuui! review of ihe pust year’s business of the country, says: “Viewed from a business standpoint, the year has been a remarkable one—probably the uio.-t rtmukable lu the history of the country. There has been a great revival in trade, and the volume of legitimate business during the year was beyoud all precedence. This improved condition of affairs was the natural results of large crops, good export demands for our products, the growth of the country, the heavy influx of gold from Europe, and the complete restoration cf confidence, growing out cf the success cf specie payment. One of the most gratriyieg features of IbSu has been the great falUug off In the Dumber of failures and Ihe amount of liabilities of suspended mer chants. The growth of the country and ihe U;ge additions to the national wealth during 1830 are strikingly Illustrated In the products of the soil, of which we raised: Wheat bushels 4t£,OCO.OCO born •> 155,000.000 Kye, “ 24 000,00 c ” i * r ‘ey “ 4(’,C00,000 Cotton ... bales 6,u00.v0(J to say nothing of tobacco, sugar, rice, hemp, hay and other crops, and hogs and dairy products, which yield an immense sum oi money, in the aggregate. In plain words, the United States t r.w raises enough to feed her own 50,000 000 of people and to supp'y the dtficiency to the balance of tne civiliz-d world. During the year more miles of railroad have been built, more consolidations and combinations bare been entered' into, more freight and passengers have been transported, more money has been earned, aud more interest and dividend paid than in any former year. The commerce of ttip country during the year has made rapid progress, and caused the United Slates to take still higher rank, being now the third amoug the commercial nations of the globe.” London, December 31.— The Tiroes in its financial ariiclo this morning says: “The year of ISbO has beeu one of solid business In most directions, and of foolish spccu lat'oas in very few. The beginning only of the speculative period has been reached, and it may be years before we teach Us height. From all appearances, both France and the United States are far ahead cf us in this direction. Oa tbetn, principally, the duration of time of quiet, business activity would seem to depend. Tee prodigious absorption of capital in public works now going on iu France may lead 'o tcmpcriiiliy unpleasant results to speculators for a rise, but the new year will be begun hopeful y, and such is the temper of the stock markets that a still higher rar ge of prices need surprise nobody.” FINANCE AM) TRADE. The :Ve- York Stock Market—The Eogilah Grain and Provision Market. Ni:w Yoke, December 31.—The stock market opened generally firmer, but subae qu ntly became weak, the general list sell ing off }i to 1 per cent., while Central Pacific declined 6 per cent. Toward noon speculation assumed a firmer tone, and under brisk purchases prices advanced steadily throughout the afternoon, and became quite buovant In the late dealings, when the ad vance from the lowest point of the morning was 5*4 per cent, in Central Pacific and '</ to 2 per cent iu the general list, the latter in New Jersey Central. Pacific Mall, alter an earlv decline of % per cent., rose to 25*, but closed at an advance of 2 per cent. In diana, Bloomington and Western advanced ojs p: r cent. The transactions aggregated 3211,000 st ares. London, December 31.—The Manchester Gaurd'arr, in its commercial article this morning, says: “The market is quiet. No large business anywhere is reported. The demand for India is perhapt not quite so good as it was earlier in the w..tk, but producers, as a lule, are so well engaged with previous contracts in this department that there is no weak ness or increased de ire to aell. For China there is still some inquiry, though generally at Impracticable fates. Home trade Is im proving slightiy, especially for Ireland, bat the improvement is slow.” In Minciug Lane during the past week, though business was of course small lu con stqueuce of the interruption caused by the holidays and the absence of dealers, sugar showed a slrong tendency with a good it quiry for brown for E ustern ports. C yde crushed was very li.-in with a diminished supplv. Coffee was in fair inquiry, and rates were firm. A floating cargo of fair to good chan nel quality was sskl at about sls. per cwt. for Nicrseiiles. 2,713 678 pounds of tea were delivered from the bonded warehouses in London during the past week. Liverpool, December 31. —The leading grain circular s*ys : “ Wheat has been very quiet, but there is no decided change or pressure t > sell. New grain continues to show a very unsatisfactory condition, requiring a large admixture of foreign before grinding. Maize was weaker. The home demand was small. At Liverpool stocks are exceedingly small of wheat, only 115,000 quariere, or ba-ely ten days’ consumption : of maize 129,000 quarters, and of flour 90,000 sacks and barrels. The attendance to-day was fair. Wheat maintained Tuesday’s prices. Winter wheat and flour ia sacks were rather more buoyant. Other kinds were very slow. Corn again receded a penny.” ♦, ♦ THE GALLOWS. A Youilital Colored Murderer Hung In Jaekaoit, Mias. Jackson, Miss , December 31.—Henry Washington, colored, eighteen years old, was hanged to day for the tnarder of 11. H. Hill, committed last July. The prisoner, who was attended by the Rsv. Dr. Tucker, an Episcopal minister, showed some emo tion, and had nothing to say. He had previously confessed his guilt and ex pressed a hope of forgiveness hereafter. The txecu'iou was witnessed by a large crowd of whites and blacks, who evinced much curiosity and but little feeling. Change lu a Well Known Publish* Ing House. New York, December 31.—Mr. Roswell Smith, who, with I)r. Holland and Charles Scribner, Sr., established tlie joint stock company of Scribner <k Cos. In 1870, has, by the purchase of shares from Dr. Holland, now become owner of a control Bug Interc-t In the companv which publishes Scribner's Monthly, St. Sicholas, etc. While Dr. Holland retains the editorship of Scribner's Monthly, be keeps only a few shares of stock, and virtually retires from the ownership in favor of Mr. Smith, who has always been the business manager of the company. Mr. R. W. Gilder, asso ciate editor of Scribner's, Mr. A. W. Drake, manager of the art department, aud others connected with the establishment of Charles Scribner’s Sons, still retain their minority Interest. The Kate of Kxctiange. Nnw Y’ork, December 31. —Ou Monday next a choice of rates will be presented to the. buyers of sterling, some of the drawers continuing to quote bills of method now in force, while others ard by far the greater number will give ra'es under the mew tys- P-ra, which at present quotations would be 9Uforfiod.iv bills and 99 91) for demind. This is based on the United States Govern ment regulation prescribing $4 86 65 as the value of a pound sterling. Obituary. New York, December 31.—The death of District Attorney Phelp6 was formally an nounced in the courts still In session to day, and adjournments were ordered. A meet ing of the bar to take action on his death will be held next week. Boston, December 31.—Epes Sargent, who was editor of the Boston Transcript, from 1544 to 1853, died in this city last night, aged 67. At different periods of his career be has written several works of fic tion, biography and poetry. A Cotton Laden steamer Sank. Mesiphis, Tenn., December 31. The steamer Plowboy, cn route from Fine Bluff to the mouth of White river with a cargo of four hundred bales of cotton, consigned to New Orleans meichants, sank at Pendler ton’s landing, one hundred miles below Pine Bluff, last evening. The boat was valued at |60,000, and is thought to be a total losa. The steamer Martin Speed Is alongside saving the cotton. . SAVANNAH, SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1881. THE FIRE RECORD. Destructive Fires at Atlantic City aud Newport—A Millionaire’s Ilesi deuca Destroyed- \ Mew Orleans Dairy Burned Up. Atlantic City, December 31.—The Hotel Windsor, kept by M. A. Root, and owned by David Gietimp.n, of Philadelphia, caught fire at C o’clock this morning from the heat er lu the cellar. The steam fire eDglne would not woik, and ea the efforts of the firemen were confined to an o:d Land englue, buckets and hatchets, the flamei soon spread to the Dullmore House, kept by J. it. Dull. Both buildings were destroyed, together with most of the furniture in ihe Hotel Wiudaor. Much alarm was felt for the adjoining property, but luckily there was only a slight wind, and the fire was confined to the two hotels named. The 1 ‘Sh will aggrega’e $40,000. Several firemen had their fingers and feet froze’.]. Newport, R. [., December 31. —The sum mer residence of James I). Keene, of New York, was destroyed by fire this morning, a defective furnace being the cause. Several thousand dollars worth of paintings, etc , were saved. Mrs. Keene and her family were occupying the dwelling The house audits contents were valued at $100,000; Insurance upwards of $50,000. In ability to get water, owing to the extreme cold, prevented the firemen from working effectively uutil the fire had been a long time under headway. New York, December 31 —A Newport, i hode Inland, special says of the burning i J. R. Keene’s villa: “Mrs. Keene and bar family sought refuge in the .‘tables. Thanks to the efficiency of the police, the silver, which almost filled a back, was con veyed to a place of safety. Several thou sand dollars worth of valuable paiolings, including one which cost $20,000. was saved. Choice pieces of bric-a-brac, ma jolica, statues, e’c., were also saved iu good condition, as we 1 as some of the most valu able furniture on the first floor. Mrs. Keene snd her family lost all their wearing a j pare". Nothing was saved above the first floor.” New Orleans. December 31—A fire to day destroyed Sboendorff’d dairy, con suming forty-eight milch cows, horses, mules and a large quantity of poultry. The loss is estimated at SS.(HO; insurance $2,000, in the Teutonia Insurance Company. ►. THE CENSUS. Population ol ihe Lulled States 5 0,1 52,559 The Population of Leading Southern Lilies. Washington, December 31.—The Super intendent of the Census makes the follow ing apprux ! ma’e statement of the popula tion of States and Territories. It is be lieved to be very near the final figures, which tre expected to be announced next week : Alatumn 1,262,344 Arizona 40,141 Arkansas 802,5 l California— SSI 6*’fi Colorado 391,*>44 Connecticut 6 - 22,*;8i I‘akoia IM.SOiI Delaware 146,639 District of Columbia 177.638 Florida 266.556 Georgia J,‘38,H83 I<ie ho 32,611 Illinois 3,079,(36 Indiana 1,978,358 lowa 1,6.4,43 Kansas 095,333 Kentucky 1,648,.‘.6y Louisiana 940,263 Maine 648,9.5 Maryland 9i.,i3<i >i assaehusetts 1,783,086 Michigan 1.631,1.96 Minnesota 750.8 .7 Mississipi i 1,131,899 Missouri 2,. 69.091 Montana ... #1.157 Nebra ka 452,43; Nevada 62,265 New Hampshire . 3r7.78r New Jersey 1,130.892 New Meexico ] 18.410 New York 5,083,173 North Carolina 1,403,000 Ohio 3,197.7 4 Oregon 1*4,767 Pennsylvania 4,‘282,73-i Rhode island 276,538 South Carolina 995,706 Tennessee 1,54 ■2,4-91 Texas 1,597.509 Utah 143,907 Vermont '38,286 Virginia 1,M2,81 3 Washington <5.120 West Virginia 618.193 Wisconsin 1,315,396 Wyoming 20,788 Total 50,152,559 The following is a statement of the popu lation cf leading Southern cities : New Orleans 216.149 Louisville 123,645 Richmond 63,808 Charleston 49,994 Nashville 43,461 At anta 34,398 Memphis 33,598 Wheeling >, 31,266 Mobile 31,2 5 Savannah 30,681 A CABINET SESSION. Mr. Jlayet.’ Temporary Naval A| poiulnteutM I'jider Diacusslon—A Permanent Appoint meal to be Made at Onc-e. Washington, December 31.—The Cabi net, at its meeting to-day, discussed at length the question whether by terms of law the President has the right to appoint over and over again, at Intervals of ten days, a temporary acting Secretary of the Navy, lu place of Secretary Thompson. It was finally decided that be has no such right; that hii power to appoint temporary Cabinet (fficers terminates with the first period of ten days. This being the case, the Navy Department is left without a he.-id, the temporary appointment of Secretory Ramsay to that place having terminated bv limitation day before ytsterday. A permanent appointment to fiil the vacaucy uutil March Ist will doubtless be made at once. 4 —— - Not l’ct Heard From. Fredericksburg, Va., December 31. The daily mail ’rain on the Potomsc, Fred ericksfcurg and Piedmont Railroad, not the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, which left here on Wednesday morning for Orange Court House, has not been heard fr.un up to this time, all communication being cut off by the recent snow storm. Trains ou the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad have been considerably delayed. Candaliar to be Abandoned. London, December 31 —The Pall Mall Gazette, in a leading editorial this evening, says the decision of the government to re tire from Candaharis emphasized to day ly news of the stoppage of the construction of the railroad thither a few miles beyond Sibl. A correspondent of the Standard at Sibl even says this step is considered an Indica tior that the government will not only ab&L ’ .<1 Candahar, but the Pishln valley. Kcalguatlon of a Itnaalau Governor. London, December 81. —A dispatch from Bt. Petersburg to the Globe says: “The Dis trict Governor of Orenburg has resigned be cause ’the central authorities refused to provide the sum of 500,000 roubles to re lieve the distress of the Klrgulse nnd other Inhabitants of the province who, because of successive bad cattle years, are starving to death by hundreds.” The Cola Weather in New Jersey, Red Bank, N. J , December 31.—The thermometer here to-r.ight is one degree below zero arid the wind is blow/ g hard from the northwest. The ocean it Horse Shoe Harbor, Sandy Hook, is frozen fast for a distance of a mile from shore, and eeveral vessels are caught In the ice. Preparing for a Struggle. CoNSTASTiNoi’LE December 31.—A coun cil of Minister? have agreed upon the terms of the circular on the Greek question, and a draft has been submitted to the Sultan. The Porte has resolved to mass one hundred thousand troops on the Ureek frontier and concentrate forces at other poluts. A Savannah Schooner Abandoned. Yaphank, L. I , December 31. —The bark Idaho, from Cienfttegosfor New York, went ashore here last night. She had on board Capt, J. L. Brown and the crew of the schooner John L Tracy, of Savannah, Ga., bound for New York, which was abandoned waterlogged last Sunday. All hands were saved, and the crew of the Tracy went to New York to-day by train. The Arkansas River Frozen Over. Little Rock, Ark., December 31.—Ar kansas river opposite this city, and In fact all the way to Fort Smith, Is frozen entirely across. Skaters here are availing therp seives of the opportunity for such sport In largo number’, and the city front preseuted a lively spectacle all day. A large quantity of Ice will be cut during the cold snap. THE IRISH LAND LEAGUE. TIIE ATTITUDE Of THE VATICAN, Peremptory Lomtnauds to the Irish Ilislropi-Progri'is of the Trials — Providing for Troops Throughout the Country. London, December 31.—A dispatch from Rome says the Vatican has sent peremptory commands to certain of the Irish Episco pacy to abstain from language tending to cause the belief that the Pope approves the operations of the Land League.” Another dispatch from Rome says: “The propaganda has received a communication from Ireland stating that only tb-ee Bishops arid sixty priests have joined the Land Leaguers. Others have assisted at meetings owing to menaces.” Dublin, December 31. — The military cor respondent of the Irish Tones states that the authorities contemplate the dispatch of a flying column over the country almost Immediately, as was done during the Feniau rising. It la said that every step necessary for the movement is already arraneed. Niue col umns will be started, each comprising one troop of cavalry, a division of artillery, with two guns, four companies of infantry, ten sappers, and a detachment of the army service. The at tendance at court is much fuller to day than on the preceding days of the trial of the traversers. The Attorney Gen eral, .Mr. Law, resumed his address to the juty, speaking for one hour. He said the principles taught by the members of the Land League had been ca’.icd American prin ciples, but they might be more properlv described as Red Republicanism and Nihi lism. lie expressed the hope that when this mischievous new gospel was abandoned those whom it was now his duty to prose cute would turn their talents to better ac count for Ireland’s 6ake. He cotc’uded with a forcible peroration, in which be said he hoped the jury would be ttue to their c meciences, and return a verdict sriisfaetory to the country. Dis order, he ?ald, must be put down, no matter at wbat cost. As he resumed hla seat there was no manifestation of any kind. The government short hand reporter was then placed in the witness box to read bis notes made at public meetings attended by the traversers. This occupied the rest of the afternoon. The court granted the request of Mr McDonough, counsel for the traversers, that copies of the extracts be supplied to him. 'I he court further requested Mr. Law to supply whatever the defense required, and said the Crown should render the de fense every possible facility. Mr. McDodaugh contended that the speeches delivered by two of the traverser? since the information was made should not be read. The court decided against him, taking note of the objection. Ti e court then adjourned until Monday. London, December 31.—*A dispatch from Dublin to the Tones says there are about three hundred land meetings to be held ou Sunday next, but it Is arranged that none of the traversere participate in them, nor Mr. Parnell, who Intends to go London for the opening of Parliament. Provisions are being sent to Ireland for the troops. A large meeting of landowners and tenant farmers was held at Enniskillen, county Ftrmnagh, to day. Resolutions were parsed, denouncing the Land League and calling on the government to preserve order. Too Gltbe this evening states that the Irish miiitia regiments will not l>e called out for drill and training for 1881. The Commonwealth IMctrlballon Company's Drawing*. Louisville, December 81.—The twenty seventh drawing of the Commonwealth Dis 1 rlbution Company was held to day at-Me Cauley’s Theatre. The following prizes were drawn : Ticket 43,621 drew the capita) pr*E l of * 0.000; 35 7SI the second prize of #10.000; and t 'cket 14.763 the third prize of $5 000. The following tickets drew |I,OOO each: 2,830, 9?,100, 16,664, 71,837, and 94 320. ’ — . Reports from Sierra Leone. London, December 31.—Advices from Sierra L-one dated the 12th Inst, are as foi lows : From Sherbro news comes of con tinued fighting between the Gailena and Tarnett tribes. The slaughter on both sides is vt rr great. The pr.soners are either exiled immediately or put to horrible tor tures. Treaty Concluded. St.’ Petersburg, December 31.—The Ayence /lusse announces the conclusion of negotiations Between Marquis Tzeng, Chinese Ambassador, and the Russian Government, and adds that Marqvis Tzsng will remain at St. Petersburg pending the dttision of Chiua upon the Russian pro por-als. Fit OH NEW ORLEANS, Report of the Grand Jury on the Bribery Case—Arrest of an Embez zler. New Orleins, December 31.—The grand jury to-lay presentetfc*helr final report and were discharged. They had not completed the investigation of the City Railway and City Council bribery case, but the matter will be taken up by the next grand jury, which will be selected next week by Judge Kusenberg. In their report Jt-he grand jurv say, “among other investigations wh’ch the limit of our term leaves incomplete, there is one of very great Import, Involving the in tegrity of public officials as well as of citi zens heretofore of high standing. Im portant evidence necessary to a full dis closure of the facts is withheld, and the absence of books aid papers, wb'ch have disappeared In some unaccountable way, have prevented the completion of the case. We think that those who follow us may see clearly through the mazes of this more than mysterious matter.” Viscount Watch de Zrran, brought here from Little Rock on a requisition of Gov. Wiltz, was to-day arraigned before the Recorder and remanded to the parish prison for trial on a charge of embezzlement. Uriel' Telegraphic Summary. The Dowager Grand Duchess of Meeklen berg Strelitz died at New Strelitz on Thurs day. The steamship France, from Europe, brought to New Fork yesterday $412,300 in French coin. The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad yesterday declared a quarterly dividend of per cent. On Thursday night Eliza 11. Jones, living in TVince George county, Va., was fouud frozen to death at her home. A dispatch from Durban to the London Standard confirms the report that the Boers held the town of Pretoria with 2,500 men. The fifth anniversary parade of the Mobile Courbellions has been postponed until Jan uary 6th, owing to the severe coid weather. The cold is iutense in Petersburg, Va. At 6:30 o’clock yesterday morning the ther mometer registered 16 degrees below zero. The steamer Old Dominion from GMty Point for New York, reports a large ship on Romer 6hoais, westward of the beacon, firing distress signals, A negro, name unknown, was put In jail at Little R' ck, Ark., yesterday for outrag ing a fix-year old white child. Her injuries are very daneerous. A d'spatch from Paris announces the death Thursday night of Louis Auguste Bianque, the noted Communist and Social ist agitator, at the age ot 15. The most disastrous floods are reported In Derbyshire, England. Several hundred hands have been thrown out of employment at Denly by the flooding of the cotton mills. The usual scenes Icctdeut to New Year’s ve were enacted on the (loor of the 8 : , Louis Exchange yesterday by the members, to the Infinite amusemeut of the spectators. The Mayor of Athens has telegraphed the Lord Mayor of Loudon that a magnificent and complete statue of “Minerva Victori ous,” a masterpiece of Phidias, has just been discovered. The quarterly abstract shows the gross revenue of the Dnlted Rlngdom for the three months ended yesterday to be £19,500,000,; against £8,500,000 for the cor responding period in 1879. August Basichart, known as ‘(Burke,” who was stabbed on Christmas eve in Hew Orleans by John McNeil, died Tbureday night. McNeil, who Is imprisoned, had been Identified by the dying sailor. A tneeMng of the Executive Council of tbe Operative Cotton Spinners Association, of Manchester, has instructed the opera tives of Bolton and Qldhapa to persist in their demand for an increase |n wqges. The Chamber of Deputies of Greece ha* passed to its first reading the bill for a loan of 12,000,000 drachains. The Budget Com mittee has unanimously passed a resolution In favor of prompt preparation for carrying out the decision of the Berlin conference! I LETTER FROM COYLE DOUULAS. The Holiday Season at the Capital— Flnsli Times aud High Llle—Ex pensive Toys—Church Decorations lor Christmas—New Tear’s Recep tions—Brilliant and Tasteful Cos tumes—The Honuet of the Season— The Gay Throne ou Pennsylvania Avenne—Something About Bern hardt— Increase of Population— The New Style Residences— Family Flats—The Grant Family and Din zsers. Etc. Washington, December 2A— lt is generally remarked that the holidays are observed here this year with a lavishness not seen for many years—cot since the financial cra*h of 1873- The freedom with which money passes from hand to hand must indicate flush times with some class. The shepkeepers admit it to be an exceptionally prosperous season, and small wonder that tiiey do, for every store and shop and sla i has been besieged for weeks, until one is lost in wondering where ail the multi tude springs from. Tne display of toys is particularly brilliant, and the perfection ot artistic beauty seems to have been reached iu tlieir production. There is au increased demand for toys, also, within the past two years, because, from some caprice of fashion or custom, children ars al lowed to turn iuto the oid channels again and amuse themselves with “p’.ay things.” Five years ego dolls were almost a drug in the mar ket; now, there is as much of luxury and ele gance and expense in their make-up and estab lishments as (here is in that cf a society belle. In one of the most gorgeous windows is dis played a doll the size of a child cf ten, in full evening t.iiette of blue satin, and the modest price affixed was sixty dollars. Elsewhere there were a king and queen on a throne, at tended by the maids of honor nnd gentlemen in waiting an i all the paraphernalia of a court. There are dolls of every complexion and grade in society, from tlie exquisite lady of fashion in sweeping train and diamonds down to the little plantation da: key in his simple costume of a white shirt and broad-brimmed hat. The amount of money such presents as these represent is rather rtartliug except to me who never counts it as it passes from his purse One fittle Miss, the child of a prominent official, has received enough of the,e costly trinkets this Christmas from family friends and ac quaintAnces to st m:l for a considerable por tion of a respectable income or to keep a pauper family in raiment for a year. Most of the churches, especially the Episco pal and Ca the lie, were handsomely decorated for the season, and in th- greater proportion services were held on Chris mas morning, fit. John’s Episcopal and Epiphany are very hand some in moss and holly and evergreen. A great quantity of the beautiful fipanish moss from . tne Southern woods is used in these decora tions, and nothing seems half so beautiful as the floating, waving, feathery mosses inter mingled with holly and mistletoe After the Congregation had finished the ornamentation of Epiphany, there was a wedding there—that of Miss Fsiinie McAllister, a daughter of Gen eral McAllister, and Willi rm fctanley P.ich mpnd, a New York t anker. 9 here is to be the usual number of open houses on New Year's day—even more than the usual number-it wouid teem from the ex tent of preparations. One ladv is to receive in her ball room, on immense hall opening into the conservatories, where the refreshment tables are to be spread, l’he ball room is to be banked with fiowers.tbe floors waxed for danc ing when the first crush is over, snd soft rich rugs laid about everywhere, and Ihe lights in the innumerable sconces are to have pale, rose colored shades, so that every one who mingle? in the brilliant compary is to wear, per force, a lovely and delicate blush. Ihe hostess, one or the handsomest matrons In Washing irigtou, is to receive, flanked by two lovely daughters, as opposite to each other in appear* aace as night and morning. ’lhe taller, a blonde, is to wear a floating robe of black tulle, not a spot of white about it. looped aud garlanded with scarlet fuchias and Marshal Neil roses, a costume unique and striking. The 01 her, a petite brunette, wears a dress of rose-clored grenadine over silk of the same shade, richly embellished wi'h hand painting. The drying this has been luxurious and beautiful. Everybody’ ha- new clothes and seems to enjoy them. The wife of the Russian Minister wore a costume at an enter tamrnent lately that was a marvel of beauty. It was imported from Worth, and coexisted of ombossed satin the color of ‘ old crusty P° rt .’’ inlaid with panels of cloth of gold. The wearer has reddish auburn hair and carried off the costume well Another drsss worn at a recent wedding -Tas a black satui t’e Lyon, the full truin line 1 with old gold satin, and the entire front width of old gold pmtn. On-of the sweetest women in the whole ci'y is a lady, the mother of married children, yet with no gray threads in her brown hair, who is descended from old Quaker stock, and who, though no Quaker herself, from some funta-tic eoueeit always dresses ia some fabric of silver gray. Perhaps it is be cause it is so infinitely becoming ihat it seems nothing less subdued would harmonize with the soft complexion and clear gray eyes and t.ie tones of tne jsrentl© voice. Ic is always the same-the heavie.-t of silvery silk and satin and velvet, the finest furs and feathers, the softest woolens, and sometimes, on some very fcsti>G occasion, a cloud of silver ffauzc or •.ulle over the shi ing silken robe, uutil she looks as though enwrapped in a morning mist, B ihe rew evening trains are very long and full, and made without any stiff facings They are lined with satin in themostdelicate shades and are so soft and limp thut, they twist and fold up briiind the wearer and turning over dis play the handsome linings. Scai let bonnets are seen everywhere on both blonde and brunette, as is also that phan tom of horror, the old gold bonnet, which in shape and color reminds the beholder of noth ing so irresistib'y as a mustard p aster. Pennsylvania avenue is the place to see the world of Washington in its gayest mood It Hones-ream if carriages and promenaders from noon until late at night. Here ate all ihe handsomest turnouts in town nnd the most distinguished people. The Bartolomeis the Russian Minister, and wife, are a fine cok ing couple ; they have rmted E lgewood Mrs Sprague's liom*, for the winter, and she’ is to take a house iu town. The President and wife also drive ouf fre quently and, General Gai field is often seen with -.orne of his colleagues on the avenue, but his wife but seldom. Senator Lamar is one of ihe most elegant and peculiarly handsome men that juc catches a glimpse of, and is often seen driv ing here. The Hon. Koscoe Colliding is almost perpetually on exhibition, always faultlessly gotten up, and seemingly conscious and pleased at the attention he excites. He is one of the handsomest types f manhood, and one could hardly imagiue him growing common or peo ple getting tirei of seeing him dashing about Of courre all the patrons of the drama in Washington consider it their bounden duty to go to Baltimore to see Bernhardt, and of course all are properly indignant that she does not come to Washington to allow them to be hold her b math their own vines and figtrees as it were. A fashionable Galtimore lady who has been visiting in Washington this winter, who is accustomed to lead in her own ciro e, and wno makes it a point to entertain every lion who crosses her path, be it a great foreigner ora smalt home made lion, chuckled with inward delight when Bernhardt set her foot on these shores, for Sarah boro letters from dis inguished people abroad, some of them to this very laty, and this free-born American had predetermined togi-ehera magnificent reception that should be th- ta k of the day. But in steps the husband, a club man and also a shining light in society, and in a spasm of virtuous indignation puts a veto at oi.ee upon all these full blown plans. II wife should never touch the hand of such as Bernhardt, ad his house should never extend to her the welcome of an honored guest. But when Sarah played in New York, this severely exemplary husband found urgent business in that city, and when thus away from tkp watchful eyws of his spouse turned up as onu of a select dozen who gave a dinner to tne fair artiste There is a large increase in the Washington population this year, attributable in part to the fact that nsw buildings have been erected where rooms are leased in flat s convenient for housekeeping in quite a respectable manner The boardiDg houses of Washington have long been proverbial for their discomfort and extortions, and many officials, expecting to be here for only a short term, have been content to leave their families behind and “loaf" about the c;ty, leading a Bohemian sort of a life in spite of themsel since the subject of rents was such an impor tant item that it was out of the question to tiring on the “womenUiud," take ahouse and go to housekeeping in regular order. Luring the past summer the Hon. Fernando Wood hushed a block on J sireet, nearhisown residence, and the flats were all taken before the building was completed. Another large block kas been finished on Fourteenth and Vermont avenues and tf ese flats have been eagerly sought a'ter The rents are much less than the same apart ments would command in the Eastern cities and the demimd for this style of habitation is such that the architects are overrun with contracts for the j-ame kind pf work tc, be com mi nced in the .prim?. Th Grant Luhby, or rather the General ad his wife have gone through their usual round of eating and drinking and being merry during thtir visit here. They were the guests of Gen eral Beale, who gave them a diuuer tha first day of their arrival. The President and Mrs Hayes followed suit, and then Senat r Carpet ter dined them, as did alsq Mr. and Mrs John B Alley. Mis. Hayes has a bevy of young people visit id£ at the White House, as Las been her plea* sant custom since she was mistress there. The Misses Cook, of Chillicotue, ami Mr. and Miss Tpl® Te * an< l are there at present. Miss Edith Hanan.forraerly of Kentucky, is sai l to be one #f the veryharjsopupst aha most ad mired gir|* pow seed In Washington. It is as serted that all the really beautiful girls have married off, but this is a place where the faces change and come and change again, so that one may always expect to be astonished with anew beauty or a popular fright. Goiut DobuLLi. t-frtlt = I}on’t p*tfcU cold, but |f you do, nothing will meet the requirements of the case as well as Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup. Frice 25 cents - Janl-lt Prevent weakness and degeneration of tha kidneys and urinary organs—Malt Bitters, OUR WASHINGTON LETTER. The New Chinese Treaty—rnnulug Diplomat y of the Celeatiala-Sena. lor Browu inl the Moonshiner*— The Congressional Contest the Second Sonth Carolina District- Improvement of the Pensacola Navy Yard-General Gordon In Washington Preparations for New Year’s Calls. Washington, December 29—Mr. Trescott, ona of the Commissioners sent out by the United S ales Government to make a treaty with China iu regard to emigration to this country, hc-.s returned. He brings with him a copy of the treaty, which will soon be sent to the Senate for ratification. Tire Chinese Gov eminent very willingly consented to a limita tion of emigration, which will prove satisfac tory, and will settle the question as far as tlie influx of the Mongolian is concerned. A result of this will be the taking of the Chinese ques tion wholly out of polities in a few years. In negotiating with out Commissioners, the Chi nese proved their right to the reputation they have of being the best diplomats in the world. After the immigration treaty had been com pleted, they quietly asked if our representa tives would not like to ent s r into a commercial treaty, which they were fully empow ered to do under their instructions. The answer was in the affirmative. The result was another treaty, which will be for warded for ratification. It is very simple and does not cover many points. The principal agreement is that China will permit American cotton goods to enter her ports at a mere uomical rate of duty, in consideration that no opium or nicotine shall be shipped from the United States to China. Now, we manufacture no opium in this country to speak of and send no nicotine to China That country has been laboring for a long time to suppress heropium trade and prevent the consumption or the drug by her subjects. Oreat Britain’s posses sions furnish her with all of the opium that is consumed within her borders. Great Britain also sells her nearly all the imported coiton goods, but has to pay a pretty high rate of duty on them. With that duty she cannot compete with the United States, upon whose goods there will be only amere nominal duty. Natu rally, Great Britain will demand that she be al lowed the same privileges in cotton as are accorded the United States. Here comes in the shrewd diplomacy of the Chinese diplomats iu making this commercial t eatv with this country. China wfii answer Great Britain that she can have the same privileges upon the same terms; which are that no opium or nicotine shall be exported from her possessions to China. The English Govern ment will have to decide between two things. She can keep heropium trade and ’eteotton go, or she can let opium fj' and maintain her cotton trade. As the latter is more valuable! the innocent Chinese think they will have Great Britain in a position where she will have to give up feeding China on opium poison. SENATOR BROWN AND TRE HOONSHINBRS Commissioner Raum is greatly pleased with an interview which he has had with Senator Brown in regard to illicit distilling in the South The (Senator expressed himself as decided-y opposed to encouraging in any way or giving sympathy to the men who engage in making whisky without paying the tax on it. He was in favor of rooting out the evil radically and at as early a fi. . % as possible. H# thought that too severeic< at ures could not be adopted. Raum says that fiecator Brown is the first member of Congress from the South who has offered him lusist ance in hia war on moonshiners, and he thinks the effect of the offer will go tar towards ac complishing the desired results. THE SECOND SOUTII CAROLINA CONTEST. E. \5 . M. Mackey, of South Carolina, on yes terday caused notice to be served in this city upon Representative O’Connor, of the Second South Carolina district, that on January Ist next he would commence to take testimony in Charleston for use in his contest for Mr O’Con nor’s seat in the next House. '1 he notice con tains the names of forty Republican politicians by whose testimony Mackey expects to oust Mr. O’Connor. THE PENSACOLA NAVY YARD. Tee report of the board of naval officers sent to Pensacola some time ago to examine into the feasibility of putting the navv yard at that point iu an effective condition,~hss been re ceived at the Navy Department. The report is very favorable to such a course being taken.and fully sustains the arguments made by* fienat ,r Jones in bt,U rof the Pensacola yard. It sets forth the importance of having an effective yard south of Norfolk, and states that Feusa cola is the most advantageous print ou the coast for It. The board estimates that with moderate, but not meagre appropriations an nually, the Pensacola v&rti can be put in excel lent condition in a tew years, aud that i*s maintenance afterwards would boa small item compared w ith the advantages it would afford the navy. GENERAL GORDON. General Gordon has been in the city during the week, but will remain here no considers' bie length of time. Mrs. Gordon wiil, however spend the winter in Washington, and wil’ ' warmly welcomed by the hosts of friends *1 't sliehas made. General Gordon will come to Washington off and ou during th* winter '..ut will not make any protracted visits, his busi ness duties requiring his presence elsewhere He has been warmly welcomed bv his former colleagues in the Senate and by almost every body, for his acquaintance seems to extend over the widest field of any public man. the weather. ■Washington has had more weather this winter than for many yeare. There has been good skating, which has been taken advantage of, and good sleighing, which has made the streets, especially Pennsylvania avenue alive with gay turnouts and bright, faces, and musical with jingling bells. It has snowed almost every day for the past week or more Between the snows there have been partiai thaws, which made everything sloppy, slushy and nasty for a short time, arid then there would be a freeze and more snow. Christmas looks like ye olden time, and has been cele brated in ye olden style. To night we are hav ing another fall of snow. New Year's day for which the pretty girls are making "great preparations, promises to be white. The New- Year’s calling is always indulged in by Wash ington to almost an extreme Every male person makes calls, and nearly every hon.se is open to friends and acquaintances Mrs Ila' es is preparing for the day at the White House. She wants to make her last New Tear’s in the White House a big social suc cess. She generally succeeds in that line as well as she does in running the biggest haif of the administration. PotoSac sop oraia If yoa are ,&J Bened bv the strain of y t> 1-to;!::."ov—1. , Fiyour duties avoid Vfg night work, 1 . r Mstlmoiantsand us e ; f t->iob-.-ainlie:reendS Jrtop Bitters. fejwaits, u,o Hop D. !J I If yen are young and Snufft'rimr from any in J ijSdi.ru,-tion or tiiaaipa Shtiou | u , ' i : ; rr.r- -3 Hr led or pingle. old or Ayonnif. eunv-rinc tr- *3 ■poorhealth or iaugnish Sing < 1 a bed ol slck-g Incas, rely ou Hopg3iUerc-. □ Whoever youftie. *=*! Thousands die on- S ■whenever you feci IBs-3 nually from souieS ■that your tysteni ilßt i form of Kidneys ■needs cleansing,ton-Jaß^rdisease that ULfkilj Bing or stimulating }££ 8 have been prevented M H without fit toil eating, Igsl -i by a tiniciy ue of a Stake Hop \ Hoo<tr.rcS Sy 9 H Ilayoyotfifj'S- :: Bh* kiJncj/i u ■or arinnr;jcom- HWMMKEfSSaWS ■ v * Eg ■plain!, <useaiie Hg is an abeoint^H Hof the stomach, fl] ITHTI L a . nd irresisU-B |fro treUy blood, mi HI I K |b!e cure forPI ■Zfivr or neri'es 7 ‘73.1 LL\J K. dnmkene*B, ■ Von will be !w [use of opiuxn,fl ■cured if jouuse niTTrRH tobacco, or ■ Hon Bitters |fi | N-Uv Inavootioß. B Ify-mareidm- JjJ j“ ‘ L!U hold hydra g- Hply weak and m rr i gists, hendfor H tew spirited, tyy M' NEVER Circular. Bs n h"oS y r | J TA } I j acp ErrrEßS gllfe. it has i[ lA j L co., j§;> ved hun- 7 . -kviKiw, s. t. | dreds. yj i —-h] at f-ronto, Ont. B j apir> [j] Is made front a Simple Tropical Leaf of Rare Value, and is a POSITIVE Remedy for all the diseases that cause pains in tha ftwor part of the body—foy Terpad Uvor-K --aches-Jaund Qwel, Malaria, and all ddflcuities of tae Kidneys, Uver ami Kvmary Diseases. Monthly Menstruation* and during Pregnancv It has UQ enual. It restores the organs that jaiike the blood, and hence is the best Biot and Pu nflej-. It fa the only known remedy twt mires Bright’s Disease For Diabetes tie Warner’s hate Diabetes Cure. ./tor aale by Druggists and all Dealers et * l *? s bottle. fciwffeat bottle in u< market. Try It. H. H. WARNER & CO., jy3i-d,w*Telly Rochester, If, ESTABLISHED 1850. jOljt gigOfej, &(. 8. F. McKENNA. HOLIDAY eiFTS U.WSONE ( USEFUL. L>E‘ L DUCHESSE LACE HAND KUR IL CHIEFS, Real Duchesse LACE SCARFS. Handsome Imitation LACE HANDKER CHIEFS. Fine Linen HANDKERCHIEFS, Hemstitched and Plain. Fine Linen HANDKERCHIEFS. H. S. and Colored Borders. Children's H. S, and Colored Border HAND KERCHIEFS. Rich Colored Brocaded SILK HANDKER CHIEFS. Heavy White SILK HANDKERCHIEFS. Ladies' and Gentlemen’s HANDKERCHIEFS put up in fancy boxes.and Ladies' sets C CL EARS and CUFFg put up in fancy boxes, making beautiful pre-ents. Ladies' and Children’s Fine French Ribbed, solid color and Fancy HOBIERY. Indies' and Children's French NOVELTY HOSIERY. Ladies’ and Children’s English HOSIERY, Plain and Fancy, Gentlemen’s French Ribbed solid color HALF HOSE. Gentlemen's French NOVELTY HALF HOBE. Gentlemen’s English HALF HOSE, Plain and Fancy. Gentlemen’s and Boys’ Handsome SATIN and SILK NECKWEAR Ladies’ Handsome White MUSLIN NECKTIES, 1-ace and Embroidered ends. Ladies’ Handsome SILK NECKTIES. l ad es’ Handsome LACE FICHUS. Ladies’ LINLN COLLAR,->. new styles. Children’s Handsome BAILOR COLLARS. Ladies’ Seamless Real KID GLOVES. Children’s KID GLOVES, in dark and opera shades. Genllemen’s KID GLOVES. SATIN DAMASK, Irish Linen NAPKINS and DOYLIES. SATIN DAMASK, Irish Linen TABLE DAM ASKS. Turkey Red. Oil Color, Table Damasks NAP KINS and DOYLIES. Raw Silk TABLE end PIANO COVERS, Raw Silk TIDIES. Handsome ZEPHYR WOOL EMBROIDERED TIDIES. Handsome LACE TIDIES. French NOVr LT Y DRESS GOODS. Handsome ALL-WOOL FRENCH PLAIDS. Handsome ALL-WOOL FRENCH HANDKER CHIEF SUITS, and a great variety of Plain and Figured DRESS GOODS, in handsome colors, textures and designs. French and other CORBETS in a variety of new models CLOAKS and DOLMANS. Come aud See Onr Holiday Display! doc!3-tf w Positive Facts & Ho Humbug IN passing down 152 BROUGHTON STREET we saw MR. JACOB COHEN displaying the finest stock of Babies’ and Ladies’ CLOAKS at figures to astonish every one, his stock of LACE and SILK TIES. FICHUS. LINEN,LACE and SILK HANDKERCHIEFS, his immense stock of CORSETS, KID GLOVES, JEWELRY, rich and rare. For presents let everybody get a pair. His HOSIERY DEPARTMENT Is cheap, but his DR ESS GOODS in all grades are the cheap est in Savannah. His BLACK SILK at ?se. Is better than any doliar Silk founu elsewhere. TOWELS and TABLE DAMASK cannot be equalled. TIDIES, LACE SPREADS and SHAMS. Also DOLLS for the little ones. In fact, the choicest selection of goods, too numerous to mention. Convince yourself at 152 BROUGHTON STREET. JACOB COHEN dec2o-tf (Titampflnr. curawn DeVEXOGE <t CO. HeVESOG -C A CO. HkVENOGE & CO. DRY VERZENAY. DiY VEKZENAY. DRY VHRZENAY. , IBE PUREST WISE SOLD. r rnE PRY VERZENAY is a delicious light 1 w ine, adapted to the palate of ladies or of persons who abstain from strong drinks. NO AFTER 111 EFFECTS! Being of unsurpassed delicate taste and free of adulterations, this Champagne has a ten dency to improve tlie appetite; it increases the digestive powers of the stomach, and never causes nausea or morning headache Import ed direct and sold only by the sole agent, J. H. REEDY, decSS-tf Cor. Bay and Whitaker streets o A i * b X. o- iTsi Frtah from the country every dsv. Fiona Oranges and Apples CIORN. COW PEAS, OAT'. CROWDER ' PE 8, HAY. Virginia and Tennessee PEA NUTS. B.t|AN. OOOOANUTH. GRITS. MEAL RUSi I‘HOo'K OATS RYE, 5-JO bane's K. R and Peer.css POTATOES, ONIONS, etc., at T. P. BOlVD’fti. 13C AND 155 BAY STREET. dee29 if Bananas, locoanuts. ORANGES, API LES. LEMONS. i.RAPEd . NUTS. RAISINS DATES. FIGS, etc For sale by P. H. WARD & CO, IMPORTERS OF FRUIT, SAVANNAH, GA decl6-tf RED BANANAS. MALAGA GRAPES. FLORIDA ORANGES. CANDIES, NUTS. raisins, citron, DATES, etc. SHULLS. CORAL and GRASSES. -AT— GAnr>ri£iivs, deo’t lm BULL STREET. CRANBERRIES. 15 Barrels Choice Cranberries Just received and for sale by C, Ij. gilbert & co. dec29-tf WRAPPING PAPER. LM3R BALE, OLD H EWSPAPEBB, gultabl* i£.J?L W,r ? I,p V , S. ®* fifty Cent* pet Hundred. Apply to ®°** MORNING NEWS OTTIOE <Sromits and FRESH CUED GOODS. rtOSTON BAKED BFaNS, F'orii BAKED > MACARONI, Fresh CODFISH BaLUS. LUNCHTONGUK. FNUI ISH BRAWN, CORN BEEF, Freh MACKEREL, Fresh LOBSTERS, Fresh SALMON, Fresh CRAB MEAT, fresh CLAMS. FISH CHOWDER. Mustard and To mato SARDINES, MILK CHOCOLATE, large assortment of PRESERVES and JELLIES only 95c. per pail. Try them. For sale by C. M. & H. w. TILTON, 31 WHITAKER STREET. dec2B-tf Saussy & Harmon's old stand. SMOKED TONGUE& FLORIDA GUAVA JELLY. SPANISH GUAVA JELLY EXTRA FINE OLIVES. FINEST OLIVE OIL. CELERY SALT. CRYSTALIZED GINGER, PRESERVED GINGER in Jaw. PICKLED OYSTERS. —AT— A. M. & C. W. WEST’S. dec2S-tf HOLM DELICACIES: Truffi.es, jellifs. MINCE MEAT, ERLS in gellee. PINE APPLE CHEESE, MUNSTER,ROOUE FOUD, NKUFCHATEL and SWISS’ CHEESE. RAIeINS, CURRANTS. CITRON, CAVIAR. CHERRIES. PEARS. ALMONDS, WALNUTS. FILBERTS, PECAN and BRAZIL NUTS, etc, at KOLAS LANG & BRO.’S, decaitf 19 BARNARD STREET. Christinas Hoods! Raisins, citron, currants. NUTS, CANDY, MINCE MEAT. JELLIES, PRESERVES, GRANGES. AP PLES. FANCY CRACKERS, all kinds. Vr.tvw, WHISKIES. BRANDIES. CHAM PAGNES. etc. FIRE WORKS, FIRE CRACKERS. The largest and beat stock in tbe city at the lowest puces. BRANCH & COOPER. declO-lm it" cub, ni 100 Bbls. Pure Apple Cider. 23 BBLS. WHITE BFANS. 500 SACKS LIVIRPOOL SALT. 50 BBLS. PURE CIDER VINEGAR. POTATOES, ONIONS, ETC., ALWAYS ON HAND AT L. F. NELSON & CO.’S, decl3 tf 176 BAY STREFI. JUST ARRIVED^ MINCEMEAT. CITRON and CURRANTS. RAISINS. BRANDY PEACHES. A full assortment of JELLIES. A full assortment of PRESERVES. 20 different kind of FANCY BIBCCTTB. For sale by J. 1 HEIIW4CH & CO., nov!9-tf 30 WHITAKER STREET. mm: i Take Notice! All correspondence should be with M. A. Dauphin as below. In alt case* the TICK MIS themselves are sent and never circulars offering certificates or anything else instead. Any ore proposing to offer anything else by circular cr otherwise, on his own be half or that of the Company, is a tncindler. A SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A FORTUNE. FIRST GRAND DIBTRJBU TION. CLASS A, AT NEW ORLEANS, TLEBDAY, JANUARY 11, 1881-128th Month!* Drawing. Louisiana State Lottery Comp'y This institution waa regularly Incorporated by the Legislature of the State for Educational and Charitable purposes in IS6S, for the term of Twenty- five Years , to which contract the invio lable faith of the State is pledged, which pledge has been renewed by an overwhelming popu lar vote, securing its franchise in >he new con stitution adopted December 2d, A. D. 1879 with a capital of $1,000,000, to which it has sines added a reserve fund of over $350,000. Its Gnaws Single Number Distribution will take place monthly on the second Tuesday. It never scales or postpones. Lock at the following Distri bution: CAPITAL PRIIB, 100,000 Tickets at Two Dollars Each. Half Tickets, One Dollar. LIST OP PRIZKg. 1 Capital Prize nna 1 Capital Prize io’om 1 Capital Prize s’non 2 Prizes of $2,500 s’qgo 5 Prizes of 1,000 5 *OO 20 Prizea of 500 vStXa 100 Prizes of 100 10 000 200 Prizes of 50 lO’OQO 500 Prizes et 80 lo’ooo 1,000 Prizes of 10 10,00(1 API ROXIXATION PRIZES. 9 Approximation Prises of.. $300.... 2 700 9 Approximation Prizes of.. 800.... 1,600 9 Approxircation Frizes of.. 100.... Wj 1,857 Prizes, amounting to $4 10,400 Responsible corresponding agents wanted at all points, to whom liberal compensation will be paid. For further Information, write clearly, giving full address. Send orders by express or regia tered letter, c-r money order, by mail ad dressed only to M. A DAUPHIN. New Orleans, La., or M. A. DAUPHIN, at No. 318 Broadway, New York, or JNO. B. FERNANDEZ, Savannah, Oa. All our Grand Extraordinary Drawings are under the supervision and management of Generals G. T. BEAUREGARD and JURAT. A EARLY. decls W.B.w&Tel4w ==- 2 7 1. h=== POPULAR MONTHLY DRAWING OF THE Commonwealth Distribution Cos. AT MACAULEY’B THEATRE, In the City of Louisville, on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1880. These drawings occur monthly (Sundays excepted) under provisions of an Act of the General Assembly of Kentucky, incorporating the Newport Printing and Newspaper Cos., ap proved April St, 1678. i3~THI>s IS A SPECIAL ACT, AND war SEVER BEEN REPEALED. The United States Circuit Court on March 31 rendered the following decisions; Isr-THAT THE COMMONWEALTH DIS TRIBUTION COMPANY IS LEGAL. 2o—ITS DRAWINGS ARE FAIR. The company has now on hand a large re serve fund. Read the list of prizee for the OECTMBER DRAWING. } grise | au.ao *£:*> 10,000 10 Prizes, SI,OOO each 10,000 80 Pilies, 500 each 10 008 100 Prizes, 100 each 10,000 200 Prizes, 50 each 10,000 600 Prizee, 20 each 12,000 l.ood Prizes. 10 each lOfrlO APPROXIMATION PRIZES. 9 Prizee, UOOeach jl7oß 9 Prizee, 200 each ?808 9Prizes, lOOeach ’9OO 1.960 Prizes 112,400 Whole tickets, $2; Half Tickets, $1; 27 Tickets. 150; 66 Tickete/SIM. Remit Money or Bank Draft in Letter, or send by Express. DON’T SEND BY REGIS TERED LETTER OR POST OFFICE ORDER. Orders of $5 and upward, by Express, can be sent at our expense. M. BOARDMAN, Courier- Journal Building, Louisville, Ky., or 307 and W Broadway, New York. _ „ JNO. 8. FERNANDEZ, Agent, or. Bull and Broughton ste., Savannah. Oa dec2 Th,B.Tu&w4w fptrtarlts. DIAMOND SPECTACLES. THESE Spectacles are manufactured from “MINUTE CRYSTAL PEBBLES together, and are called DIAMOND on ac x>un of their hardness and brilliancy Having been tested with the poUriscope, the diamond lenses have been found to admit llf nt - Seated rays than any other pebble. They are ground with great e dentate accuracy. are free from ebromtf— aberra tions, and produce a brightness andß ilnctness of vision not before attained in spectacles. Manufactured by the Spencer Optical Manu facturing Company. New York. For sale by responsible agents In every city In the Union. F. D. JORDAN, Jeweler and Optician, is Sole Agent for Savannah, Ga„ from whom they can only be obtained. No peddlers employed. Do not buy a pair unless you see the trade mark mhl6-Tu,Th,BAwlj