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Ttuna-* 3 ’ .• A R ORD, ~U e d life a kind word fails , car shot from over Heaven's wails! ■ v..v.es tremble as they catch the t(-r darkness lose beneath the beam! . ; the of life a tremor feels ~ i i,ner heart itself reveals! ~ • r..-ak tlutter, Hope its pinioi.s tries, . .me magi: mem’ry of the skies! ___ ;i f e wanders like a dream away, „. v red mjs-ery o<Today! 1, ,■ radiant is ihy upward flight •• , i theshrcudelgates of Night! 1 .. , ,-n i. .ttle i* renewed again, p . . ,- r -and glorious shall the woof re- L’ENFAWT PEBDI’. ■ l-wr.r.lt’ Fla.. January 8, lSol. Georgia Affairs. -jj, .. ... ii • i • hat been put up to five . .. . i >-■. jj-r annum in Q titfuan. This. l- !',■•• nks, will have the effect of ‘ . ... f “nips” to fifteen and twea- W.- •. ion if'Zette says that about a , p u ;*, ;i >v, Es |, put five German ... • }fi.h t r. 1. At the time the little Y r,. ■ •. m re thin two or three inches . . j. r ,.,. itiy drr.ine 1 his poml for the ~ •• -,s r: lo' the other fih, and , j< r,.f the carp The longest measured -■li. and the others were _ v iu- Th“y are remarkably ffGe t f Jeffers u. Jac'rson county, are and,: - . ,<.. !• >:->p the sale of liquor in that ! .jif a huh license can do it. The Town f m,-.! at its last meeting placed such license Th- / ritj t-'Uiity .Veir.s says : “During the wa r .:.t!i> -t Georgia was called the Egypt of tii. > r.h Early county is the Goshen of that Egy;an 1 when our railroad is completoJ ih ii. - will ll.fct to its fertile lands.” Lw r r, a worthy colored man, was mr. -.vcr Ij> tii- cars at Hampton on Christmas f \. and in-; iat!y killed. The Henry County If.. -.1.5 f. i- not known how, or in what nunr ' t •• a xidont occurre 1, there being no 1t,., - . n .Votes menitors an unfortunate bi t^talac- i !ent which occurred on the put>- lu j iir-j f that town during the recent snow .• a party w. re snowballing and frolick iV in thr snow, when an old colored tran, !!• nry tir ivt.i r by name, ventured up into the cr tv L aid som.- onu gave Lima trip, which tt-i-R j . s ildeniy to the ground. The old r -ac- f being hurt. He was cared for atii carried home by his friends, and medical aid .if -i ur.-!. but be died on the following dy f- :•:<! ta effects of his injuries The .Ve-r* lean. • . . .. ■ had a bottle ia his pockt-t at the : • h- f■ i. and it is supposed he fell upon it aai f- vived internal injuries. A Coroner's in t h: i upon the body cn Mondiy last, ar a verdict in accordance wi'h the facts above stated was rendered. The Madison ihuhsonUui en'ers upon its eleventh year. and l“A Mranie Find.” the nys: "A few days since, who - n-m-nwere boring a eli ou Mrs. hart, .t M.Hce - plane, near Maxey the auger br r. a f ie<-e of cotton cloth from ad 8- Ur. -f tweiit. feet l>elow the earth’s surface, it dp | ped to pi*os as soon as exposed to iigiif 1 <: rue it there is a mystery, as the err ii h. 1.1 nev. .-i.efore been disturlted at that sp • a:ii the rag v as imbedded in solid cl y.” 8n- t! • I) itglawsville .S’.'at: “Mr. Israel 1 .an ..11 and highly respected citizen of 1 ■ • i.rty. died on the ltth of December. f>r y- . * great mental and bodl’y suffer li was in Ids eighty fourih year, and a man it remarkable energv. He amassed a v 1 1 pr , ru before the war. and was a man ■' it: -n i-tit spir.t-stood proudly above or mean, ami fearless in • ip-t --. n f hi-opinions. Of wonderful T '.a. r rce. 1..- afflktious were protracted tnroush a number of j ears.” Th ... .ro y.'-m reports the fcdlowing '*..v. -m : -lr Bart w Tinsley. young ■as who lives in Shakercg district, in Fayette f : ty. a . - x iniies southwest of Fayette k ~ .. ot.illv shot and killed himself last fi-- .ay week The facts, as we can gather . .-..i. are as follows: He had been hunting, an: st'.tp.d in an old outhouse to rest. He y gtm. wlech flipped through a ■ r. In attempt! gto rai eitup. ’• •-tvicaer f one of the 1 wks caught on the ' - • plunk r.cd dis-hsrged the gun. the ” ta • • tin his head justabove the r-. ■. ■ i!,> was earri. dto his home, where - —i •• i every att-ntion, but the wound •’' ? fatal, and he died on Thursday uf tb> tVarr* nton Clipper hvs • r in he luxu’-y of a s c-igh ride .•-up n in the following manner: *“' u arrenton was never counted J'. r: - * '- .r probabilities, and to have an v.,1.1 - r .;. through our own home e-ts we- wh ! y left out of the list of our ' r-r.ther earth hvs veiled her ■“>' i.ir.. Iv with athick crust of tnowj •*’ • -'ii • ir.llr. N. Uallaher.with t v at ' i energy characteristic of him. -: a • -new- sleigh and the bells min ' . ; •' • ry music with the gleeful vole* a r‘- ■'■■■ !ivn a: dtliequieter tonesof their *” a- t • eirdel gily through the '• ei r. li kin lu-ss of Mr. Gailaher and * ’ r • i • .i ted or a most exhilerating 1012 delightful ride.” ” t i-.n a few days ago of a terri "l; .-t exp nddeh recently incurred .. ’ '><■-. n.r..-of Mr. DW. Coleman, on latnall coun'y. The fol ./• r tu? tragedy are given by /.’aster: “There were sev "a!‘l*. im t iding Sir. Coleman, en • the unit. Only four of them ' i.E- :rt. the other tl.irteen being „ ' mnded ..r killed. Mr James McCabe, ;"' w. .i irstant'y killed. His bo-<y was -. !l 1. la-irg blown some di-tsnee isiignr leg cut off below the 7 a ’.; ' entire | e-son bsdly s-ir'.ded. Mr. -• turne,, had bis head broken, ' ’ in up, i.is (.rains were oozing ; t r ' : alei.it twenty-two hours and ex- 1 1 ,_ •* r Heury Pevey. who was, at the ea,, .1 f, r the furnace, was koock ir.‘, / -vs on the head an 1 several li - .1' ly. He Las been sen.se- I .' ’ ” lait, at lasit accounts, h: , 11-. i, -improving. Messrv. Jordan r. V. i: ' ‘"iiK an 1 R S. Tbompron, slab y wounded by brii kbats. p,!. - l "' r : end ii;r fragments of the ex s. , ' ‘>ib g being badly hurt by the fly . 1 aer sa his leg. Mr. J. E. - , ' lV J'’ r at the time, had s-veral ' '-from his breastbone. These J” 1 improving, and it is hoied will Haie i^’ Ur , M< ssrs. John Kason, W. A J.t. V- toilt, Mingo L veU. colored, •• . *4"- e . io rd. with Mr. Coleman hi.uself, [<itk er f pa J~*"f Lrmses from brickbats and .js-i’ ,t -1 ' ' but were none scriou.-ly In . w as a team of niuhM near the hadly crippled by a Uc 'i.‘ i '’ r;l :k !' on the leg. tins young ”e ii am f ' au edy, who was hauling ;..*n(■" J 1- **■ aped the 'angers of the ex •an s taking arright a few mo occurred and running away I '•'■‘l'.i air "*dy hai brief mention r.f the tear . mur * er of Mr. Redding Wilkins, ti.! hr> ‘i 1 ' -ffou, near the line of Lowndes -. I.y Green F< ster. with a f '-':**?■ ‘ - J “ Valdosta Times gives the , -Hz tv * ■ ar ‘ ' u >rs of (he affair: “Mr. Red '••• -. r , I ', -•' rth Carolinlin. was woods |' n . a ,,! ,: m cutine farm at O. sley sta ' t-. ,4 ir.esdsy, while in-pectiug the ( “ t -!’ ” ! ' s s- de < t the rivrr. he had ‘rH i. r , L ~r‘ Olain at the work being <iooa '"rij ini 4 ' ‘ colored. After some ‘tjbetween them Foster be- " 3 ‘ Mr *v, ati<l i>eran to curse and ijy’'. 1 * las - Ti-c latter relented the * t i.. ’ ''“’nngthe former with a small -*• *r' ‘1 , 1 • ‘ n Lis liard, and turned to V ' tii.. , s 4* n as hack was turned, ipcirected blow with his axe, * '• '.-r-,,* ! •“ U P to tne helve between the .; r,,, iW 4 .v* “m. severing a piece of the r tt 'lki-- j„ J-bdttcring the back bone. y ‘' c Lis is,'.. to | u < knees and then over 'ii 1 *’na X 1 llßic? ’ Lord, lam a * nU: Vrl- U instantly expired! fr.,m TANARUS, f hU deadly uivr l " r * ts l lodgment, put it upon ' , • with the lif 5 blood of the infill r‘4P' J:n ' the blade, walk ,.*' r “ r s. i. Presence of several of his co yha‘, fT ,lt . la . re At thU writing, VwJI** 1 ** &•> at * .l 0t t .' wnc,e * and Brooks of i. f jr .. it to be hoped that to ,nan will **“ ‘-•alight and •'‘ 10 l Jje we uV,i, u 2 tlce above waa - ‘ irn from agL’i more authen Sanvannah morning News J. H. ESTILL, PROPRIETOR. tic source that the stick Mr. Wilkins used to strike the negro with was but a small two foot rule, which he carried with him to measure boxes. We learn, further, that the negro walked away and not the slightest effort w*s made to detain or follow and capture him. It seems to us that under such circumstances the neighborhood ought to have rose > masse and in-tituted a thorough and determined search and pursuit after the scoundrel.” Flberton Aeics : “ A colored woman by the name of Caroline McMahons was murdered on the evening of the 22d of December, at the residence of Mr. R. C. Adams, about four voiles northeast of Eiberton. The evidence elicited at the Coroner's inquest pointed to one Alien Biackwell as the perpetrator of the crime, and he was therefore arrested and is now in jail to answer for the crime of murder. It seems the deceased and Alien, although Loth were married to other parties, had keen too intimate, and that recently the deceased had cast Allen aside for a more favored lover. This enraged him so that he determined to have revenge, on i he sought it by slipping up to her house, where she. together with two other co'ored women, was quilting, and shot her through the head, killing her instantly. The evidence against the accused is circum stantial, but it Is said to be of the strongest sort.” Florida Affairs. Shipments of oranges this season up to the Ist instant by the Florida Dispatch Line to this city alone amounted to fifty thousand boxes. Tnis doet not include shipments to the North and W. st via Jesup or Albany. From the data at hand it is estimated that about one third of the crop has been marketed. To those who fear great damage to th 3 crop and trees by the recent cold spell, we would say suspend judgment until all the results are known. It is very natural that all interested should be uneasy at such an extraordinary cold wave, but such matters are always exaggerated at first, and wo expect that later reports will greatly modify the situation, and it will turn out that no very great damage t j the fruit, and none to the bearing trees, ha3 been in flicted. We expect to receive full and reliable reports of the result of the cold visitation, and will make them public as soon as they are obtained. The Ocala Danner says: “Ocala emerged from the late cold snap without aa much as having an orange leaf wilted or an orange in jured. Surely we must he in the middle of the tropical centre.” With Its last Issue the Marianna Courier be gins its sevente-nth volume. Its editor says that the paper is upon a firmer basis than ever before, and he will endeavor to merit a contin uance of the liberal patronage heretofore be stowed. The Fernandina Mirror says that “never in the history of Fernandina has there been so much activity manifested on our docks as in the present season. Everything appea-s to be in excellent working order and tho work moves along finely.” The Sanford Journal says: “Mrs. Nancy Bee k placed a half dozen sweet oranges on our table last Saturday, grown on her place, a mile and a half south of Sanford, that were won ders to behold. The six weighed just seven pounds. The largest weighed 22 ounces, and measured 15J4 inchvs in circumference. Friend Dave will have to look over his big oranges a good while before he beats this.” The Ocala Banner says; “We have carefully examined orange after orange plucked from the trees in and around Ocala since the late cold snap, and if they have been injured in the least, we have been unable to detect it. The fruit on Orange Lake escaped injury, aud is being shipped the same as before the freeze.” The St. Augustine Press propounds a sensi ble conundrum. It says: “It is a singular thing, and in fact something that we cannot comprehend, that the majority of our farmers instead of raising their own corn buy it at the city stores. We do not extol the land in this section for its ccru growing qualities, bur, still, from fifteen to twenty-five bushels can be raised to the acre, and this leads to the query: Why don’t farmers plant more corn! ” The Key West Democrat is in favor of the troops stationed there b.-itig enlisted in that c'ty. It reasons then there the garrison will be at all times composed of acclimated soldiers, who will not have to run and desert the post whenever a case of yellow fever appears. The lave Oak bulletin says: “We are in formed by parties living in the “bend of the river' that a larce number of settlers have moved into that part of our county from eor eia Some of them will settle permanently, while others prefer trying the country for a year before settling for good. We are satis fled, however, after they have lived in the ‘bend’ one year they will remain for it is one of the best parts of the State for parties desir ing to engage in agricultural pur>uiw.” Says the St. Augustine Press: ‘“From our sources of information we learn that the orange trees iu the vicinity of the city suf fered much more severely from the late cold weather than those in the country. We hear of no serious injury to Trees in the country precincts, although the fruit was S'nously damaged. Trees about town have a sickly ap- Searance. in striking contrast with their bril ant verdure usual at this season of the year.” Key West Democrat: “Edwin Albury, a young lad about twelve years old, accidentally shot bis forefinger, crushing the bone, by one of those muzzle-loading toy pistols For tunately, he was th- sufferer from his own imprudence. In numbers of such cases some Ciavmate’s head or breast stops the fatal ulie\ and o'ten death intervenes. Is the boy or parent to blame when they allow such toys in the hands of their children! Says the Orange County Reporter: “If a man can ship two crates of tomatoes from on® of the northern counties of the State to New i York, in the month of December, and lealize ten dollars per crate for them, why can he not ship a hundred crates! If a man can ship two or a hundred crates from one of the northern counties, why cannot a hund’ed men in Orange county, where it is four degrees warmer, ship a hundred crat®3 each! ruppose they only nett el three dollars per crate, there would slid be an enormous p-oflt on them, and the $300,- 900 which this would add to the cash circula tion of the county would make times lively i here. This is no idle theorizing. It comes within the range of easy possibilities, and can be reached if tne right kind o’ an effort is put forth.” The following truly sensible remarts we clip from the Palalka Herald: “The New York Herald says that Semtor Jones is being opposed for the office of Senator because he , once worked at a carpenter’s bench. This no tice is followed by an interview that the Her ald's reporter hai with Senator Jcnes at the j New York Hotel. To read such stuff is u -preme'y ridiculous in the minds of s-nsible men In Florida There is not a particle nf truth in the assertion. Every man in Florida is the maker of Lis own character and fortune. It defends not upon a man’s antecedents as to wealth, or former ancestry, but upon his , qualifications, mentally and moraMy. A boot black in Florida may rise to the first position in the State or out of it, provided that he car ries out his own name by an h< norable and us-ful life. The truth is, the wonderful men whose names are hiih upon the roll cf fame, | were ob.cure, and had nothing to remind them hut their genius and accomplishments. 'Honor and fame from no condition rise, act j well your part, there all the honor lies.’ ” | The editor of the Sumter Advance has met with a serious accident. He says: “‘We were burnt out of house and home on last Thursday night about nine o’clock The fire originated in the kitchen, but how it caught wi l forever j remain a mys;ery. The kitchen hat been closed up for the night, and when the fire was > di*cov*red the intenor was in a so’W flame and had burnt through the roof. Mrs Thomas had j retired, and did not discover the fire until ! Charlie, her little boy, who was sick, asked for a drink cf water, ard on opening the dining room door the smoke rolled in, almost stifling her, st that she barely had time to run with her children before the flames came hissing into her bed room. The house burnt very rapidly, and everything in the kitchen and dining room was burned but in the bed rooms nearly everything was saved. We, and especial y our sister, thank the citi zens for the exertions they made to save the , building and furniture, and the sincere sympa thy ana liberal dispo-ition to assist in erecting anew residence. We would like to thank them separately—they certainly deserve it—but we hope to show our honest appreciation in a more becomiug manner at some future time.” Regarding the “cold wave,” the Sanford Journal save : “A fearful snow storm and intensely cold spell ranged through the coun tty. North, South, East and West during Jast week and approximated on to our usually genial climate. On Thursday morning, the 30th uit. the mercury reached the lowest point at this latitude, indicating l 8 degrees. There was considerable frost and a thin coating of ice could be detected on every shallow pud dle of water. A oareful investigation recently | has proved that nothing but the tenderest plants and vegetables, such as bananas, sweet potato tops, tomatoes, cucumbers, squashes and melons, have been injured ta the least. Simply the leaves of the har.anas have been wil ed, and the warm weather will make the staiks shoot forth a vigorous growth. Guava bushes have not been kill©*, the ends of the small leaves being bit* en and the leaves seared. In another column Mr. Wellington *” e effect on his garden, and a visit to Mr. G. K. Sawyer’s garden, half a mile west of Sanford, shows the tomato lops wilted and cncumbers and squashes killed —nothing else injured. Hu gardener ha* cut the tomato tops off, end says a week’s sun and warmth will give them anew top eight inches high. Oranges, lemons ana limes —th> fruit as well as tee trees-are en tirely uninjured.” Mold Out to the Southern Kxprese Company. Montgomery, Ala., January 11.— The Louisville and Nashville Railway Company a Express Company offices ta New Orleans, Mobt’e and Pensacola, and at all stations on the New Orleans and Mobile, Mobile and Montgomery, and Pensacola-Bailroada have been closed, the agents relieved messen gers withdrawn and property sold jnd de livered to the Southern Express Company, which is now In charge of the express ser vice on the Louisville and Nashville Rati* road lines. THE NICARAGUAN CANAL. A LETTER FROM GEN. GRANT. Hie Views on the Nicaraguan Route —Objections to the Panama Route —The Encroaebmcnta of Foreign Powers—A Recommendation to the American People. Chicago, January 11. —The Tribune to day publishes a three-column article, writ ten by General Grant, and containing his views upon the proposed Nicaraguan canal, to show the importance of water communi cation across the American isthmus. He reviews at length the trade between points on the Pacific and points on the Atlantic Ocean, and estimates the amount of freight which would pass through the proposed canal. He sum marizes the objections to the Panama route, and points out in detail the advantages offered by the route through Nicaragua. He then contrasts the rights of commerce under the administration and management of the Panama canal in the hands of au independent company, derlvlog Its powers from foreign governments, organ ized on the pan of the Suez canal, and the Nicaraguan canal, pro tected by the government of that country against all extortion. That there are other advantages contained in the concession of i the Nicaraguan Government and the pro posed administration and management of the Nicaraguan canal, there should be no doubt in the mind of every American who believes In the power and supremacy of his government on this continent. The concession is made to Americans, the so ciety is made np of Americans, all the cor porators are Americans, and the act of In corporation is asked of an American Con gress. Every step of this project recognizes tae right of the United Btates to guard with zealous care the American continent against the tncroachments of foreign powers. General Grant concludes as follows: “ I commend an American canal on American 6oil to the American people, and I shall feel that I have added one more act of my life to those I have already recorded if I shall succeed in impreesing upon CoDgress and the peo ple the high value as a commercial and in austrial enterprise, of this work, which, If not accomDllsbed by Americans, will un doubtedly bi accomplished by some of our rivals In power and Influence.” THE TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE. The Governor’s message—Satisfac tory Administration ol the State— A Railroad Commission—The State Debt. Nashvillb, January 11 —The Governor’s message was read In the House of Repre sentatives yesterday. In It be says the administration of the State for the past three years has cost less than any period of two years for twenty years. He also says: “Several of the States of the Union have created, with most satisfactory results, commissions charged with the Investigation and regu lation of the freight and passenger rates of their railroads, and I recommend that you create a like commission, charged with the assessment of the raiiroads of the State and the investigation of their freight and passen ger rates, and clothed with 6uch powers as may be necessary to enable It to enforce I justice and equality in the regulation of ! their freight ami passenger rates.” In regard to the State debt he says : “A bill was adopted by the General Assembly at Its last regular session, providing for a settlement of the State debt. That bill was the result of mutual concessions on the part of the bondholders, the railroad companies and the State, and was adopted by the General Assembly. Iu the spirit of | compromise I gave that bill my approval. I still believe that eettlement, to be fair, satisfactory and permanent, should em body the compromises and principles of that bill, and any settlement more burdensome on the people than the one proposed by it will fail to command popular approval, which Is the only sure rock upon which the public credit can be built. A concession of the ex' raordicary demands of the self constituted bondholders’ committee would, in my opinion, involve the State in irretrievable embarrassments. The State ha3 no income except a preca rious and inconsiderable sum derived from the State prison. Whatever is paid upon the State debt, aside from the amount con tributed by the railroad companies, roust be raised by taxation. Ia the adjustment of j the debt practical statesmanship will recog nize the fact that the settlement of the debt upon the basis of the bill adopted at the last session will require the payment of a larger annual sum, In proportion to the value of the taxable property of the State, than is paid by taxation by any other State in the Union upon its public debt, nor will the fact be ignored tint there is a possibili ty, to say the least of it, that the outstand ing issue of the Bank of Tennessee may be come an embarrassing charge upon the Treasury.” THE FIRE RECORD. A $20,000 Conflagration at Bartlett, Tennessee—Two Powder Kxplo* slons. Memphis, January 11.—At four o’clock this morning a fire at B irtlett, Tennessee, destroyed the store house occupied by Shore & Bros., W. B. Williamson, Dr. W. T. Blackwell, and Wright <fe Moody. The total loss is about $20,000. Insured for $3,500. The fire originated iu the store house of Shore & Bros., which contained a keg of powder, the explosion of which awakened the town. The explosion and the efforts of the citizens who formed them selves Info a bucket brigade alone pre vented the eDtlrc destruction of the town. Detroit, January 11.—The 6tore and stock of groceries, etc., of J. P. Andrews* Cos., at Climax, Kalamezoo county, were blown to pieces last eventag by an explo sion of one hundred pounds of powder. Twelve persons were Injured, nine very badiy. _ GOVERNOR OF MAINE. The Committee Report In Favor of Harris ill. Plaltted. Augusta, Maine, January 11. —The com mittee on the Gubernatorial votes reas sembled this eventag and received the certi fied returns from Vassalboro and Morrill. The committee then voted to make the fol lowing report: The joint select committee on the Guber natorial votes, having attended to their duty, ak leave to report that the whole number of vote* cast was 147,802. Harris M. Plaistcd bad 73,713, Daniel F. Davis 73 544, Joshua Nye 309, William A. Joy 124, Harrison M. Piaisted 57, scattering 55; and Harris M. Piaisted having received a plurality of all the votes cast is duly elected Governor of the State of Maine for 1881 and 1882.” This report will be pre sented to the Senate to-morrow. A murderer Lynched. Memphis, January 11.—Information has reached here of a lycchtDg night before last st Providence, La. Taking advantage of the absence of Bheriff Powell, who is In New Orleans to answer the charge of murder of Dr. Jones, editor of the Republican, a mob broke into the iailand took out James Brown and hanged him to a bmp post. Brown had murdered City Mar shall Maguire a year ago, and Maguire’s friends were tired of the tardiness of jus tice. No arrests have been made. Free Fight In a Church. Cincinnati, January 11. —Telegrams re port a fight having occurred in Bethany Baptist Church, Pulaski county, Ky., last Sunday, In which knives were freely used, and one man was fatally cut. The row started by the Deacons attempting to sit In the same pews with the ladles whom they had brought there, which Is contrary to the rules. Marine Engineer*. St Louis. Jauuary li —The seventh an nual convention of the Marine Engineers’ National Association met hero to day, with Pre-Ident A. L. Foote, of Baltimore, in the chair, and W. H. Merideth, of Cincinnati, Secretary. The association Is a secret one, and theMteioa will be held with closed doors. 100,000 witnesses will testify to the virtues of Dr. Tufct’s Pills. Wherever Chill and Fever, Bilious Diseases or Liver Affections prevail they have proven a great blessing. Readers, a single trial will convince you that this is no catch-penny medicine. Ten years’ test has established their merits. SAVANNAH, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1881. THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. Congressional Proceedings The Abuse of the Franking Privilege- Opposition to the Panama Canal— Th® Bill to Place Gen. Grant on the Retired Llst-Conteated Election Cases. SENATE PROCEEDINGS. Washington, D. C., January 10.—In the Senate, Mr. Windom, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported with one amendment (merely an addition of S3OO for purchasing a theodolite), the military academy appropriation bill, which was placed on the calendar. Mr. Maxey, from the Committee on Mili tary Affairs reported, with an amendment, the bill for the relief of Brigadier General E. O. C. Ord. Mr. Bayard, from the Committee on Fi nance, reported in favor of the House bill to amend a section of the Revised Statutes eo as to authorize a charge for melting or re fining bullion when at or above the stand ard. Mr. CameroD, from the Military Com mittee, reported adversely the bill to reor ganize aud discipline the militia of the United States, and it was indefinitely post poned. Mr. Wallace, from the Committee on the Revision of Laws, reported favorably em powering Clerks of District and Circuit Courts to administer oaths, take acknowl edgments, etc., in the s me manner as Commissioners of said courts in the Dis trict of Columbia. The tramp act, for the punishment of vagrancy, was then taken up, and led to a long debate, at the conclusion of which it was laid aside without action. The Senate then took up the bill for the relief of Ben Holliday, and pending the conclusion of debate thereon the Benate adjourned. HOUSE PROCEEDINGS. In the Hoise, Mr. Blackburn, of Ken tucky, stated that some time during the session a resolution had been adopted call ing on the Postmaster General for Informa tion as to abuses iu the transmission of matter through the mails under the fraDk of members of the Benate or House. He understood there was a voluminous reply in the Speaker’s hands,and he therefore offered the following: “Whereas, Charges have been made that the laws of the United S’ates have been violated bv sending through the mails, under the franks of members of the House and Senate, matter not authorized to be sent without the payment of postage; there fore, lie*deed. That a seltct committee of five members be appointed by the Speaker to examine into said charges and all other abuses that may be brought to its attention connected with the transmission of docu ments, letters, etc., through the malls. The resolution waa adopted and the House, at 12:35 p m., went into committee of the whole on the Indian appropriation bill. The pending amendment was one offered by Mr. Uiscock, appropriating ten thousand dollars for the expenses of the Indian Com micsion. After some debate It was adopt ed, ss were also several other unimportant amendments. The committee then rose and reported the bill to the House, when His cock’s amendment was rejected and the bill passed. The Speaker then announced the names of the members appointed as a committee to investiga’e the abuses of the franking privi lege, and laid before the House a message from the President relative to an interna tional congress of electricians to be held in Paris next September. The House then adjourned. contested election cases. The Elections Committee of the House to day, on the motion of Col. Mike L. Woods, counsel tor Gen. Shelley, dismissed the con test of Haralson versus Shelley, from the Fourth Alabama district. In the case of O’Hara vs. Kitchen, from the Second North Carolina district, counsel for O’Hara asked for an extension of time In which to prepare his brief. The com mittee voted to allow him five days, and to allow Representative Kitchen ten days thereafter In which to file his reply. opposition to the panama canal. The House Committee on Foreign Af fairs listened to arguments to-day upon the general subject of the Pan ama ship canal, in connection with Representative Crapo’s bill declaring that enterprise hostile to the established policy of the United States. Speeches in opposition to the proposed canal and In favor of Crapo’s bill were made by Messrs. Crapo, Thorndike, Rice and others. The Nicaraguan Minister and Captain Eads and his counsel were among those present, GRANT AND THE RETIRED LIST. Senator Logan, In the Senate Committee on Military Affairs this morning, called up his bill to place General Grant on the retired lis’, with the rank and full pay of a General of the army. After a warm discussion, further consideration of the subject was postponed until the next meeting. THE KELLOGG RESOLUTIONS. The Committee on Privileges and Ejec tions of the Senate to day Instructed their Chairman, Mr. Saulsbury, to report the Kellogg resolutions to the Senate and press them to a vote. Weather Indications. Office Chief Signal Observer, Wash ington, January 11. —Indications for Wed nesday: In the South Atlantic States, areas of rain with partly cloudy and clearing weather, northeast to northwest winds,nearly station ary temperature, and slowly rising barome ter. In the Middle S’ates, light snow with partly cloudv weather, a slight rise followed by falling barometer, north and northeast winds shifting to west and south, and slight changes in temperature. In the Gulf Btates, slightly warmer and clear or fair weather, winds generally from west to south, stationary or slowly falling barometer. In Tennessee and the Ohio valley, clear or clearing weather, sou’h to west winds, a slight rise in temperature, and in the west ern portion falling barometer. Senatorial Nominations. Columbus, Ohio, January 11—The Re publicans of both branches of the .Legisla ture met to night in open caucus and nomi nated John Sherman for United States Senator by acclamation. Hartford. Conn., January 11.— The Re publican legislative caucus to night unani mously nominated Gen. Joseph Hawley as a candidate for United States Senator. San Francisco, January 11.— At Sacra mento to day the Assembly balloted for United States* Senator, wih the following result: General Miller (Rep.) 42, Judge Wallace (Dem.) 34, scattering 4. A dispatch from Carson City, Nevada, says both houses to-day voted for United States Senator. It resulted as follows: Wrenn —Senate 14, Assembly 7. Fair— Senate 10, Assembly 41. Dagget—Senate 1, Assembly none. luge Coach Captured bv Indians. Galveston, January It —A special from Fort Davis says: “Mr. Bain, of El Paso, reported that the west bound stage was captured January Bby Indians in Quitman canon, one hundred miles west of here. The driver and team were killed, and every thing, including the malls, were cut to pieces and carried away.” Colored Methodists. Petersburg, Va., January 11.— The semi annual session of the Bishops of the A. M. Episcopal Zion Churches of America, which was held here to-day, adjourned to meet in Washington to-morrow. Delegates will beta attendance) from Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and probably other Btates. Snow Storm In Texas. Galveston, January 11. —The News epe cials say; “At Taylorsville snow fell all day Sunday- It was one of the heaviest snow storms ever seen in this region. Snow fell to the depth of three inches yesterday at Rusk. Six inches of snow fell Saturday and the mercury was down to zero.” A Plot Discovered. London, January 11. —The Standard has the following special dispatch : “Bombat, January 10.—A plot to depose the Rajah and massacre all tbe European residents while in church, has been discov ered at Kalapore, and 27 natives have been arrested.” Population of Louisiana. Washington, January 11.— The popula tion of Louisiana,according to the schedules returned to the Census Office by the enume rators, is as follows: Males 468,911, females 471,359; native bom 886,119, foreign 54,141; white 455,063, colored 485,200. That true friend to all suffering with colds and coughs, Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup, will always help and never disappoint you, as do other eough remedies. jan!2 It NEW YORK STOCK MARKET # A DAI OF UNPRECEDENTED SPE CULATION. Rapid Advance. Decline and Reac> tlon In Western Union and Ameri can Union—A Consolidation Ru mor the Cause of the Upward Movement— Large Sales of Krle — An Advance In the General Llet— The flootatlosa for Panama Stack. New York, January 11.—Stock specula tion to-day was on a scale of magnitude eeldom equaled, and at times the market was excited. The principal features of the dealings were Erie (of which 71,000 shares were sold up to noon) and telegraph shares, Western Union selling up from 98 to 103, returning to 98, recovering to 102, and closing at 101%, while American Union rose from 79 to 89, reacted to 84%, and closed at 85%. The upward movement In these stocks was due to a rumor that a basis of consolidation between the two companies had been agreed upon, under which it is said Western Union will be rated at 105, and American Union at 90. In the general list prices advanced % to 2% per cent. .Wabash Pacific preferred lead ing the upward movement. This was fol lowed by a reaction of % to 2 per cent., in which Reading was most prominent, but during the afternoon prices again took an upward turn and an advance of %to 3 per cent., took place, which was most marked in Reading, Louisville and New Albany, Wabash Pacific preferred, and Houston and Texas, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy de clined 2 per cent., Chicago and Alton 1 per cent , Michigan Central and Canada Bouth ern % per cent, on the day’s transactions. Panama sold at 220, and closed at 216 bid. The transactions aggregated 588,000 shares. The Post's financial article to day says: “I*. Is a very active day at the S’ock Ex change, and there has been continued excite ment in telegraph stocks, although nothing has been added to the stock of trustworthy information respecting the relation of the Western Union to the American Union. If the two companies are to be worked in har mony the present prices are not unreason able. If they are not to be so worked, then the present prices are high. Neither of the stocks can now be touched, one way or the other, on present public information, with out taking gambling risks.” THE HOME RULERS AND LIB ERALS. The Coercion Bill—Dissatisfaction at the Proposed Changes In the Land System— Rumored Resignation of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland— The State Trials Adjourned TUI Thursday. London, January 11.—At a meeting of the Home Rule members of Parliament yester day it was decided that Messrs. Parnell, McCarthy and Gray should move amend ments in the House of Commons to Mr. Gladstone’s proposal to give precedence to the coercion bills. Yesterdav’s meeting of the English and Irish Liberals to express dissatisfaction at the Incompleteness of the charges proposed 1 1 the land system is attracting much atten tion. The Daily News this morning says: “It has become abundantly manifest that a strong measure will receive abundant support, while a weak one will cause defections from the Liberal ranks and strengthen the hands of the House of Lords.” The Tones savs: “A body of politicians, English as well as Irish, are conveying a menace, not in words, but quite intelligibly, that uuless sweeping changes in the land system, goiDg far beyond the lines of the act of 1870, are proposed, a stand will be made against coercion.” A correspondent of the Manchester Guardian mentions, with some degree of credit, a rumor that Earl Cowper desires to resign the office of Lord Lieutenant of Ire land, principally, however, for private reasons. More than forty-five members of Parlia ment were present at the meeting of the English and Irish Liberals yesterday, and only about five represented Irish con stituencies. The Newcastle Chronicle, of which paper Mr. Joseph Cowen (Radical), tho member for Newcastle on-Tyne, is the proprietor, publishes the following from a London cor respondent, who is believed to be one of the members present at the meeting. None of those at the meeting could be classed as Whigs. A'l were sin cere admirers aud adherents of Mr. Glad stone: “The j >tnt deputation of Home Rule and Liberal members of Parliament which is to wait on Mr. Glad stone on Wednesday will urge that it is essential, in order to se cure unity and enthusiasm among the Liberals in Parliament and contentment in Ireland, that the land bill shall include a comprehensive scheme of peasant proprie tary, accompanied by the “three F’s.” The bill as hitherto sketched by the government would annihilate the Liberal party in Ire land. The Libera! members who are par ticipating in the present movement will re main faithful to their party, however halting the land bill may be, but they will be disappointed and some of them soured. It is quite possible that some of the mem bers of the administration may carry their dissatisfaction to the length of resigning. The government must decide whether they will rely on their more pronounced follow ers, representing populous constituencies or on country gentlemen.” In the House of Commons this evening the debate on the address was resumed. Mr. Mitchell W. Henry, Liberal and Home Rule member for county Galway, said the government had not administered the ex isting law in Ireland as they might have done, and the course the government now proposed was not likely to restore order. He condemned the hateful system of “Boy cotting,” and declared that he had always refused to join the Land League. Sir Farrer Hertctael, Solicitor General, said the object of the present movement In Ireland was the disintegration of the em pire. It was time some effectual remedy be applied, and the law be made strong enough to cope with the unwritten code of the Lind League, which embraced terror, coercion, murder and mutilation. After a powerful speech by the Marquis of Hartington and a violent speech by Mr. Healy, Home Rule member for Wexford, the debate was again adjourned. The English and Irish members of Par liament who are arranging for a deputation to wait on Mr. Gladstone In relation to Irish land reform, to-day held a numerously attended meeting, at which Mr. Wm. Shaw, Home Rule mem ber for counly Cork, deprecated the Idea of British members forming a part of the deputation, for fear Mr. Gladstone might consider it as an attempt to dictate, but it was arranged that he be informed of their desire for a strong land bill. Dublin, January 11.—Proceedings In the case of the traversers were not open to day until Ip. m. Mr. McDonough, of counsel for the traversers, was again absent, being ill. Counsel for the Crown, announced that their case was complete with the exception of the evi dence of one witness, who is now on his way from London. In consequence of the Indisposition of Mr. McDonough the court granted an adjournment till Thursday next. Attached by Creditors. Memphis, January 11.—Lechtensteln & Cos., merchants, doing business at Vaiden and Grenada, Miss., have been attached by New Orleans and New York creditors, rep resenting nearly $50,000. The estimated indebtedness of the firm Is SIOO,OOO and the assets nominally $125,000 (?). Republican Success In tbe French Elections. Paris, January 11 —The exteat of the success of the Republicans at the municipal elections Is Indicated by the fact that they are thought to have carried ninety com munes out of one hundred and eight iu Corsica. A Russian Victory. St. Petersburg, January 11.—The In vestment of Geok-Tepe has been effected by Generals Skourapatklne and Skobeloff, by an attack on the trenches of the Tekke Turcomans, which lasted three days. The Russian lose was small, while that of the Tekke Turcomans is reported to be enor mous. The Basutos Repulsed* London, January 11. —A dispatch from Capetown to Reuter’s Telegram Company sayaa large force of Basutos attacked Major Carrington’s pickets on tbe 6th Inst., and, after a severe engagement, the Basutos re tired with heavy loss. The colonial loss waa trifling. Nothing is too good for our baby—no, not even Cuticura Soap. THE WORLD’S FAIR. Yesterday’s Meeting of tbe Commis sion—Assistance iron Congress- Responsibility ot tbe Executive Committee Resignation of Ex* Mayor Cooper. Nbw York, January 11.—The World’s Fair Commission reassembled to day at the City Hall. Tbe consideration of the report of the Executive Committee was resumed. The section recommending an application to Congress for additional financial assistance was adopted, as was also the section re questing Congress to admit foreign goods free of duty, constituting the exhibition buildings a bonded warehouse. The financial section of the report of the Executive Committee recommending an amendment to the by laws, in order that the responsibility of the Commissioners may be more equally divided, and that a permanent Executive Committee of fifty Commission ers be elected, gave rise to much discussion. Ex-Mayor Cooper again took the floor in antagonism to the proposition. An amend ment was finally offered to the report of the Executive Committee, ordering that a per manent Executive Committee shall be elected, to consist of not mot* than fifty members, and the executive officers of the Commission added thereto, twenty five of that number to consist of the Committee of Finance and twenty-five !o be nominated to the committee by the President and elected on the call of the roll. The Execu tive Committee thus constituted shad have the management of ail financial matters, ex cept that which by act of Congress belongs to the Committee of Finance. Sixty three Commissioners voted in favor of this amendment and two (ex -Mayor Cooper and Wm. L. Strong) against it. Ex-Mayor Cooper said he was not in ac cord with the members of the Executive Committee, and therefore decided to resign the chairmanship. Mr. Harris eaid that he knew that it was the general wish of the Executive Commit tee that the resignation of Mr. Cooper be accepted. A vote on its acceptance was taken and carried. The chair appointed as the committee Dr. Newman, Jas. Talcott, Col. Algernon S. Sullivan, Wm. A. Cole and Cornelius N. Bliss, to report a plan of permanent organ ization. and to suggest names for perma nent i fficers of the body to morrow. The Commissioners from out of town will be entertained this evening at Delmonico’s. LETTER FROM BERRIEN COUN TS GEORGIA. A Quiet Christinas—Tbe Cold Snap- County Elections—Town Improve* meats—Tropical Fruits Kilted bv the Froat—Tbe Turpentine aad Lumber Business—Condition of tbe Farmers. Alapaha, Ga , January 9. —Editor Morning News: After a silence of more than two years, I again undertake the pleasant task of inditing a few lines for your deservedly popular jour nal. Christmas passed quietly here, no difficulty having occurred to mar the pleasures of the occasion. John B. Corn, however, was nu merously on hand, and seemed to exert con siderable influence over the knee-joints of some of our “gay and festive” youths. The weather throughout the holidays was bitterly cold; in fact, the coldest experienced here for more than a quarter of a century, and there has been but little abatement in the fierce north breath up to this writing. Cattle are suffering severely, and it is feared the loss in lambs will be very heavy, as the “lambing season ’ has just commenced. Our county election—the last of the “series” for a couple of years—passed off quietly, and, X believe, the result is mainly satisfactory. I notice a growing disposition on the part of the people to run men for office who are capable of filling them. Heretofore popularity, and not competency, has had too much to do with obtaining county, as well as State officers. Our town is improving rapidly. There are now six scores of general merchandise and three barrooms. The latter combine groce ries, with the retailing of “bug juice.” An academy and several new residences will s 'on be erected, and everything indicates a healthy boom for 1881. Nearly throughout the whole of last winter we enjoyed the balmy weather of the tropics, and banaua and other tropical trees flourished. Now, where not closely sheltered, they are “withered aad gone”—killed, at least to the ground. Tne turpentine and lumber business is as suming large proportions along the Brunswick and Albany Railroad, new mills being erected and new turpentine farms being opened al most weekly. No finer belt of timber ever greeted the eye of the timberman than that which stood between Albany and Brunswick six or eight years ago; but huge gaps have been made in it since that time, and nearly every part of the habitable globe has been benefited thereby. The supply, however, is not nearly exhanstel, and will not be probably during our time. L-st year our farmers generally made good corn and cotton crops, and the condition of that important class of our people is much better, financially, than any year since the war. Another good crop year and old Berrien will be as solid as a brick. H. W. J. LETTER FROM KINGSLEY, FLA. Slight Damage to the Orange Groves by the Late Freeze—lmmigration from the North—Heavy Rainfall- Temple’s Mills. Klnjsley. Jauuary 10.— Editor Morning Sews: The time now having sufficiently elaps ed to show what damage was done by the late freeze,we find it to be far less than at first sup posed, only the tender, late growth of the oranee trees being injured and most of the leaves killed. Not an orange grove here could be bought for less than before the freeze. The tram road is now completed to Kingsley and In successful operation. Messrs. Strong & Ladd have opened a store atKirgsley, and are doing a good business, much better than they at first expected, and all they lack is their subscription to the News to make them happy. The continued immigration from the North to this place is somewhat remarkable, and the cry is “still they come,” and what is best of all they are just the class of citizens we want men and women of energy, pluck and perse verance. We have now been having one of the heaviest rainfalls that this part of Florida has experienced in several years, and still the clouds indicate more rain. At Temple's Mills, Mr. Temple Is still pushing his business with his accustomed energy, having it tely cleared two vessels loaded with lumber for different ports, and now has another in port ready to load. He also has commenced making vegetable crates for the spring trade, which now promises to be un usually large. Mr. Temple has also lately pur chased 22.&0 acres more land, in order to sup ply his growing demand for timber, and will before long have tramroads from various directions leading to his mills. A lima burner, now en route from Pennsyl vania, will in a short time begin burning lime at his place. ,W. Lake, The Population of Georgia. Washington, January 11.—The Census Bureau furnishes the following as the pop ulation of the Btatc of Georgia: Males, 761,- 152; females, 777,831; natives, 1,528,673; for eign, 10,310; white. 814,218; colored, 724,765. Total 1,538,983. Fatal Railway Collision. London, January IL—A dispatch from Paris to the Times says: “A railway colli sion has occurred near Chale Thierry in which two persons were killed and thirteen injured.” Steamer Ashore. London, January 11.—The steamer Prince Frederick Carl, from New Orleans for Reval, went ashore while entering the latter port, and remained with her forehold full of water. Tinged with the Romantic.— The Chicago Tribune has a telegram from BloomiDgton, 111., January Ist, saying: On Friday morning John B. Martin ar rivei in Atlanta, 111., from Piltsburg, Pa., and was quietly married to a Jaay who arrived in that place about three weeks ago, and had keen introduced as Miss Green, from Baltimore. Md. It seems that she was divorced from Mar tin, who is a manufacturer in Pittsburg, about five months ago,afterwards coming to Atlanta, where she has relatives and friends residing. It is also said that the lives of Martin and his wife are some what tinged with the romantic; that they have been already married five different times. Mrs. Martin is a lovely and ac complished woman, the eldest daughter of a Presbyterian churchman of Balti more. Tbe Roll of Honor. The progress of many & bright and promis ing scholar is often arrested and discourage ment brought on by absence from school caused in so many cases by a cougb, cold or sore throat. Give Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup and let your chiidaen answer “present” when the roll is called. jan!2-lt FROM FLORIDA'S CAPITAL THE VICTORIES OF JACK FROST. Flora Vanquished—How to Thaw Oranges—Middle Florida Fair— Everybody Come !—JTndge Fourth Circuit—Relief for the Governor- Senate Chamber—Assembly Hall- Give the People a Chance—Room for the Ladles—Gamblers— Mad and Water—Proceedings of Legislature -Bills, Etc. Tallahassee, January 10.—It is painful to see what destruction has been effected upon ; the beautiful gardens of this city by the ! withering touch of Jack Frost’s fingers. Talla ; hassee has long been noted for the taste aDd : fondness of her fair daughters for rare flow ers and choice shrubbery. Ei : her the soil or the care of the ladies (the latter more probably) had made of this city a fit abode for the resi dence of Flora, and at all seasons of : the year her charming family dis played their graces and perfumed ; the passing breezes. Now the scene is I sadly changed. The rosebuds droop, blighted, | from the bushes, and the elegant japonicas | have ceased to arrest the gaze of their admir ! era. Geraniums aud hot house plants of all descriptions have perished, and even the hardy violets have fared badly. Not a single button-hole bouquet have 1 seen decorating the manly breast of an unmarried Senator or As | semblyman since my arrival. During the last ! session such tokens of feminine regard were frequent. 5 he great clumps of banana piants have suc cumbed and their huge fronds lie trailing in j the dust. All of tbe oranges were destroyed, \ and the trees appear to be seriously injured, i A good joke is told of a prominent and success ! ful planter in this county. The morning after j the freeze he gathered several thousands of oranges, and hoping to save them by thawing them gradually, had them emptied into his j cistern. Imagine his surprise on looking into that receptacle shortly after to find the water converted info a solid mass of tee. He reached the conclusion that his experiment was a failure. The Middle Florida Fair will be opened next Tuesday. Excursion tickets are offered at very low rates, the round trip tickets from Jackson ville being put at only five dollars. This in ducement, when, coupled with other attrac tions, should secure a large attendance. A number of trotting and running horses have arrived to participate in the races, and there wiil no be dearth of other amusements. This is a fine country for live stock, at)d there promises to be a good display in that department. The notable housewives of Leon, Uadsden, Jeffer son, Madison and Wakulla will again gather laurels fer the many specimens of their skill and industry which they have prepared for the occasion. The Judgeship of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, the most important in the State, will be as ! signed either to 001. C. P. Cooper or F. P. Fleming, Esq., both of Jacksonville, with the chances in favor of the latter. Tiiese gentle men are both competent and of unquestioned integrity, and the ermine would rest gracefully upon the shoulders of either. This is the only vacancy of this ch Trader to be supplied. It is surmis'd that A. W. Owens, Fsq , cf Jacksonville, will be appointed State Attorney of the same circuit. The action of the State Convention in re ferring the election of county officers to the Democratic electors has relieved the Governor of an enormous amount of trouble. The re sponsibility of these selections now rests upon I the people. While the Governor, as a rule, will probably recommend the names of those elected, for confirmation by the Senate, it would be his duty as well as privilege to with j hold such as. in his judgment, are incompe tent. It is not unlikely that such cases mav ! arise, and that the Governor may consider it his duty to override the will of the people for the State’s welfare. The Senate Chamber is a comfortable apart ment, provided with neat desks of black wal nut, of uniform size and appearance. Anew carpet wosld add greatly to the general effect. Proper atten ion has not been given to the room provided for the Assembly. The desks are rudely made and without uniformity. While they might answer for a cross-roads public school, they are certainly unsuitable for the comfort and dignity of the lower branch of the Legislature. An appropriation should be mate at once to provide more convenient as well as more appropriate furniture. A stuffed bald-headed eagle is perched over the head of the Speaker, and with its outstretched wings, keen talons and formidable beak looks as if it was momentarily about to swoop down upon the presiding officer. This bird is not a credi table specimen of the skill of the taxidermist, and Its drooping wings and general rumpled condition do not present a good type of our national emblem. Neither the British lion or che Gallic cock would tremble greatly at the sight of such an antagonist. Another want should be, if possible, supplied in both houses, in the shape of larger and bet ter accommodations for spectators. The space allowed to outsiders is limited, end thesetats provided are coarse, rough benches, with out backs. Only a few persons can obtain ad mission, and the majority of (hesejare forced to stand ud during en interesting debate. Graybeard as I am. 1 would like to see tbe fair daughters of Florida frequently gracing with their presence the deliberations of the Legis 1-ture, and bending forward with eager interest to catch the glowing sen tences and brilliant imagery of the honorable ihember from . Would not the wits of Mr. , of , be sharpened, the force of his logic be increased, and the pungency of his satire be intensified, if he wa3 conscious that the soft eyes of the charming Miss were admiring his graceful gestures, and that her ears were drinking in every word of bis entrancing eloquenc \ Every bachelor in the eapitol, and a large majority of the Benedicts, willjindorse the suggestion. A place, then, for tbe ladies. Several “sports” are here and doubtless find victims among the crowds that attend the Legis’ature, The statute that now permits several games of chance should be repealed, and these vultures should be either driven < ff or forced to earn a more decent livelihood The good of the community and the credit of the State demand a change in the present law. Look to this matter, gentlemen of the Legis lature. Mud, mud, inud everywhere! There has been but one fair day since the birth of the new year, and Piuvius, in an angry mood, appearato have knocked the bott tm out of the clouds, and to be emptying upon us all of his wrathful vials. Influenza has laid its depress ing grip upon almost everybody, and tbe g'.oomy weather has taken the starch out of mental energy, as well as out of glossy linen. The race track at the Fair Grounds will hardly permit the fast stock to sustain their former records. Heavy thunder and vivid lightning were features of yesterday. In the Senate, the following bills were intro duced. I propose to give only such as possess a general interest: Mr. McKinne—An act relating to the payment of costs in case * of larceny. Mr. McKav—An act to amend an act to pre vent excessive rates of pilotage. By Senator Crawford—An act to establish a Department of Agriculture for the State of Florida. The special subjects treated of in tho Gover- : nor's message were refereed to the appro- ; priate committees in both houses. Nothing of importance was done by the Legislature and both branches adjourned early. Resolutions were adopted in the Senate to appoint com- ! mittees to visit the convict camp and lunatic asylum. W. H. B. Crazed by a Vis-on of Wealth.— Justice IleHry A. Moore, in Brooklyn, yesterday, appointed Dr. J. D. Rush* more, H. B. Hubbard and Jacob Cole commissioners to pass upon the sanity of Henry D. Peck, au insurance broker of 115 President street, Brooklyn, who is now an inmate of the Bloomingdale Asylum for the insane. The petitioner in the proceedings is John M. Hicks, tho alleged lunatic’s father in-law, who swears that early in November Mr. Peck began to boast of lus wealth and to speak of having half a million dollars. He ordered a $2,500 set of diamonds from Tiffany & Cos., and justified him- | self by saying that he bad $500,000 in stocks, all paid for. He claimed that he had also policies for $300,000 in- j surance upon his life. He pretended to have 10,000 shares of Ontario and Western stock and 20,000 shares of Northwestern common stock, all paid for. Dr. Charles Corey submitted an affidavit that Mr. Peck was suffering from softening of the brain. —New York Sun, 6 th. The Indians Turn Off the Gas.— A delegation of five Otto Indians arrived in Washington Thursday night for the purpose or having a conference with the Secretary of the Interior about re moving their people to Indian Territory. Upon retiring, not being accustomed to gas, they blew out their lights aud ar tempted to get a rest after their long and tiresome journey. They had rooms at the Tremont House. Their condition was discovered after they had been in bed nearly an hour, and they were found in a nearly suffocated condition. After expressing themselves in a very decided manner over tbe disagreeable smell they retired again, this time the gas having been properly turned off. The total distribution of silver dollars from the New Orleans mint during the last six months has been $5,597,000, of which there has been seat to Texas $1,677,500, Louisiana $1,379,000, Mis sissippi $856,500, Alabama $672,500, Georgia $326,000, Tennessee $329,500, Arkansas $123,500, Florida $87,000. Disease prevented and medical bills lessen ed by a timely use of Malt Bitters. ESTABLISHED 1850. LETTER FROM JACKSONVILLE. Suspension ot tbe Sun and Press- Claims of the Union—State Con* ▼lets—Bad Nettctabori-Geod News from the Orange Groves—Oar Sol dier Bots—County end City Statis tics—A Good Riddance—Beuator Jones—Keep Him Where He Is— The State Pair— Legislative Con test. Jacksonville, Fla., January 10.—The Inter eats of our growing city should not be neglect ed during the temporary absence of your regu lar correspondent, and so I will ask permis sion for a limited space occasionally in your columns. I will not venture to discuss the ! grave topics of State and national politics and i similar heavy subjects, and propose only to | you a passing sketch of what is said and and done, from week to week, in tills little metropolis. ! The suspension of tbe Sun and Press lasi week leaves only three Republican papers in the State, the Republican, of Ocala, the Ricar dian, o r Tampa, and the Press, of St Augus tine. The former is a sickly sheet, poorly edited and miserably printed, and the sooner its demise occurs the better. It has been known for some time that the Sun and Press was heavily embarrassed, and that its creditors were clamorous for the set tlement of their claims. The materials of th 9 office were sold some months since, under fore closure of mortgage, the publication of the paper, however, being permitted to continue, in consequence of the understanding that a settlement would be effected The patience of the creditors at last was exhausted, and the Sheriff, under an order of the Circuit Court, took possession of the property last Tuesday. Every effort made to obtain assistance from the Republican party has so far failed The j course of the piper has made it many enemies among the Democrats, wh le it could number but few friends in its own party. Had the j management of the Sun and Press been more J liberal and colculated to promote, rather than I injure the interests of Florida, its fate might ! have caused some sympathy. As it is, there I is very little regret expressed. As the Union is now the only journal in the | State that issues a daily edition and that pub lishes the press dispatches, it is to be hoped | that it will reip the reward to which it is , entitled from ils long and arduous services. Jacksonville and surrounding country can sup i port one paper handsomely, and the Union should receive a large and remunerative pat ; ronage. j All of the State convicts, numbering 125, | have been leased for two years to the East i Florida Railroad Company, and will bs ern | ployed on the construction of the Waycros* i connection A stockade for their security is I now being built a few miles from this city. Our | community is not par icularly delighted with ! the proximity of so largo a number of crimi nals, and the hope is general that the most ample precautions will be taken for their safe keeping. 'J he contractors pay 815 a year for ; each convict, and agree to incur all expenses | after conviction, to receive them from the different jails, and to furnish guards, food, i clothing and medical attention. : Six prisoners were sentenced by Judge Archt i bald to the penitentiary last week, for various ! periods, amounting in the aggregate to twenty five years and six months. Ben Bird, convicted 1 of the murder of Policeman Robert Nelson, ! was sentenced to be executed at such time as should be determined by the Governor, j Reliable accounts from several points in Orange, Volus'a, Brevard and Sumter counties j report but little serious damage bs having been effected by the recent freeze. Neither the ! fruit nor the orange trees have been injured. I This will give increased confidence to oian.e --; growers, as it will demonstrate the fact that | the groves can endure a considerable degree of I cold without danger. | Our bod soldier boys have returned from Tallahassee, and notwithstanding the severe ; weather that prevailed, boast of having had a food time. They admire the ladies of Middle lorida exceedingly, and more than one fell a j victim to the darts of Cupid. There were 229 marriages in this county dur ing lsßo. 111 among whites and 118 among ne ; gross, as against 220 for the year previous. March seems to h ive been the favorite month , for the ceremony, as SO were recorded during j that month. The grim destroyer, Death, carried off S#s victims from our city during the year just ended—l3s whites and 90 colored—an increase over 1879 of 54. October shows the greatest i mortality. The custom house records show an increase rf arrivals of vessels at this port of sixty-four, and also an increase in the amount of lumber shipped of 7,740,317 feet. This is a very encour aging report, and is quite satisfactory. When the bar is deepened to admit the passage of vessels drawing twenty feet ef water to our wharves, Jacksonville will compete with Pen sacola for the lumber business. Quite a number of the blacklegs have gone to Tadahassee to ply their avocation during the session. This is good for Jacksonville and un fortunate for the capital. It is hinted very strongly that too many of the law-makers of Florida are addicted to the fascinating game ot keno and other amusements of this cnara:ter. They should pass a stringent law on the sub- J'ect during the session, and no longer allow :eno to be protected by a license. Mr. H. A L’Engle, of this city, a prominent young Democrat, and Chairman of the County Democratic Committee, is spoken of as the new Treasurer in Governor Bioxham's Cabi net. It is believed here that his prospects are better lhan those of any other candidate. Your Florida correspondent. Dr. Babcock, has been elected Secretary of the Senate, and Mr. R. W. Davis, a rising lawyer at our bar, lias been made Assistant Clerk of the Assem bly. Both gentlemen reside in this city, and their friends are much pleaeed with these tokens cf appreciation. Great interest is felt here in the approach ing election for United States Senator, and a general desire is expressed that Mr. Jones may be his own successor. We are proud of the strong, big-hearted and big-brained man. who has raised himself from a lowly station to his present lofty position. He is emphatically a man of the people, and the people will take him on tbeir broad shoulders, and again carry him to the front. The Republicans dislike and fear him me re than they do any of his party, and it is understood will throw all their influence agaiu-t him. This is another good reason why he should be returned. Jacksonville and Duval county, so far as the Democrats are con cerned, are for Mr. Jones solid. Preparations for the coming State Fair con tinue to progress. Twelve hundred and fifty dollars have been subscribed by the hotels and citizens to assist in making it a success, it was feared at first that the late freeze had so much Injured fruit and vegetables that but a meagre display would be made of these articles. Later information makes the injury much less than was anticipated, and it is thought that the ex hibition will be all that was expected. The prospect of amusements is very good, and many fast nags will be on the track. The premiums offered are liberal and will induce much competition. If a creditable exhibition of fruit and early vege tables can be secured, a fine effect wou'd be produced upon the miDds of visitors from abroad. They could see what Florida can accomplish in the depths of an unusuaiy severe winter, and the impression would be strong and advantageous. All interested in tbe prosperity of Florida should labor to make the fa r a decided success. Much can be done by Putnam, Orange. Volusia, Brevard, Sumter, and other Southern counties, and their citi zens. in helping the fair, will aid themselves. The “Inciepetdent” Republican candidates for (he Legislature are contesting the seats of the “Regulars” of the same party, who re ceived certificates. Asidefrcm the fact that the former are abler and more acceptable, it would be profitable perhaps to enforce the lesson that freed men should be permitted to vote without coercion or fear. There is no doubt that the “Regulars” used these means freely, and the “Independents” claim that they have taken abundant evidence to substantiate their charges. If this can be established to tbe satisfaction of the Legislature, that body should grasp the opportunity to teach a lesson that might be of service in the future. The hotels are filling up rapidly, but the weather is beastly. Substitute. A Desperate Duel.— The Pesth cor respondent of the London Standard describes a tragical affair which occurred recently at Bittse, in the Trenczin county, Hungary. M. Smialovsky, who was in his nineteenth year and son of a landed proprietor, and M. Moravsky, aged twenty-one, whose father was dis trict Magistrate, agreed some weeks ago to settle some romantic differences by a duel. Having ordered pistols from Vienna they went together the evening before the combat to a local ball and ap peared to be on the most friendly terms. In the early morning, when the dancing was over, they went arm-in-arm to the apartments which they were occupying in common and took a few hours’ rest. At 8:30 o’clock they went out alone to a neighboring forest, and took up their positions at a disiance of only three paces from each other. Both fired, and both fell. M. Smialovsky was unable to move from the spot, but M. Moravsky was able to drag himself to his lodgings. An hour elapsed before a surgeon was able io reach the man who had been left on the ground. On the sixth day after the duel both of the duelists died, each having previously made a formal de claration that the cause of this desperate encounter was an affair of honor. Mother and Daughter Burned,—A terrible accident, resulting in two deaths, occurred on the 4th instant in the town of Coalville, Kansas. In passing on open fireplace the dress of a young lady named Davis caught fire and she immediately rushed out into the yard, where her clothes burned off and she died at her mother’s feet. The latter’s clothiDg also caught fire and she was so badly burned that she died in twenty-four hours. According to the new census, the population of the principal cities of Kentucky is as follows: Louisville 123,- 645, Covington 29,620, Newport 20,533, Lexington 16,656, Paducah 8,376. Otft WASHINGTON LETTER. Nepotism in the Departments Where tbe Skirmishing and Ban Commeneea-The Georgia marshal* •lilp Capt. Anderson Congret* atonal Work-Mshone. Washington, January 10.—The heads of the several departments of the government have, since their incumbency, put in soft places under them many relatives and friends. No department is an exception to this ru!e. Sec retary Goff, the new Secretary of the Navy, might be said to be an exception, but he has had no chance as yet to show what he can do in that direction. If he does nothing at all during his short period of superintendence of our mighty naval affairs in that direction, his predecessor will have amply filled the derelic tion. The Navy Department is filled with members of the Thompson family, direct and Indirect. Two sons of th s ex-Secretary draw fat salaries on its pay roll, and the number of cousins and oth er connections who enjoy the privilege of a monthly stipend through that department can not be calculated. Mr. Thompson was more diligent than any other Cabinet officer under Hayes in this direction; but all the others were worthy imitators of his nepotlstical policy. The departments may bs said to swarm with rela tives and near friends of the outgoing heads. Naturally, these favored ones are not at all de sirous of leaving tbeir stations at the public crib. On the contrary, they are very clamorous that their patrons should do somethirg to continue them in office after the aforesaid patrons are gone. This ii where the skirmishing and fun commences. Nobody is more inteiested in who shall be In General Garfield’s Cabinet than th members of Mr. Hayes’ Cabinet. The latter want to cultivate “relations” w.th tbe former, with a view to securing the office tenure of their relations and pets. Every man who is mentioned in the newspapers as a pro bable member of Garfield's Cabinet can get anything he wants under Hayes’short remain der-of public life. He is courted by Bayes* Cabinet as Hayes’ Cabinet has until the past year been courted by office seekers generally. The sm JUst man in Washington to-day ex cept the outgoing President is a member of his Cabinet. The whole concern is kicked aside in the anxious straining for the ears of the suc cessors. The picture as sketched does not re flect much credit upon hliherto high-toned Cabinet Ministers, who have been sought in stead of as now seeking for the smaller offices, nor upon the spoils system of the “greatest government on the face of the earth,” but it is true, and represents one of the essential fea tures of thst “greatest government.” THE GEORGIA MARSHALSHIP. It is more than likely that before this letter reaches you the ns me of H. I, Kimball will b* sent to the Senate as Fitzsimons’ successor Kimball will bo confirmed, both the Georgia Senators having renounced all support of Fiu simons after seeing the evidence against him, and both t eing friendly to Kimball. It is also more than likely that Kimball will be con tinued as Marshal under Garfield. As of interest it might be stated that the run Kimball made for the Mayoralty of Atlanta was what brought him to the attention of tha appointing powers. In sending Mr. Kimball's name to the Senate as Fitzsimons' successor Mr. Hayes will have to give his reasons for removing the present Marshal. There wilt be no reference to the charges, nor to the recent investigation and report made by Mr, Hayes in rending in Kimball’s name. He will simply state that he is removed owing to a failure to co-operate with the other Federal officers In the execution of the United States laws. But without any extended explanation, the bounce will be sufficiently emphatic to show that it means business. CAPT. ANDERSON. In connection with the Fitzsimons’ case there is one gentleman who has reason to congratu late himself, and that gentleman Is Captain John W. Anderson, of Savannah, who was formerly Fitzsimons’ chief deputy When Captain Anderson resigue l his position under Fitzsimons the latter wrote to the Department of Justice that he had discharged him. As the department now understands the case Captain Anderson was perfectly right in resigning, and is clear from any imputation that Fitzsimons attempted to put upon him. Captain Ander son has taken no part in the events that in duced Fitzsimons’ removal, but has simply so presented the case to the Attorney General to s’ ow that his skirts were clear. This ho has done most effectually. The Department of Justice officials have been sorry that they were b’inded as to Fitzsimons’ course for so long a time In connection with the recent arbitration between Fltz imons and Anderson, in which the latter came out best by far, atd the fact that the Department of Justice sus tains him, Captain Andersen seems to have been the man who shows up by far the best in final results. CONGRESSIONAL WORK. There has be jn a pretty fair se.tling down to work In Congress since the demoralization al ways consequent upon a holiday adjournment. The House is ia a forward state as regards the regular work. The funding bill Is now on the tapis, and will be passed in some t hape at an early day. The question simply resolves it self Into two propositions. Shall the refunding bond tea long one or a short one ? and shall it be a 3 or a 3)4 per cent, bond ? These two ques tions will be settled at an early date, with the probability that if It shall baa long bond the rate of Interest will be 3 per cent., and if a short one 3)4 per cent. ‘Jhere is no reason palpable to the ordinary mind why in either ca e the rate shall be above 3 per cent. But the big capitalists who expect to make money by placing the loan, have influences where we wot not of. In the meantime while the House is at legitimate work, the Senate is practically doing nothing but meat and discuss small points of order and adjourn. That body, which arrogates to itself the organized dignity of the country, seems to have forgotten th t there issuchcommonplace things in existence as appropriation bills, of which a number pissed by the House are wait ing the Senate's action. MAHONS. Mahone, of Virginia, has within the past week issued two proclamations, They were both wrong, but can be boiled down into one sentence: Tbe Readjusters are right or the Virginia debt question-in fact, the only people in the State willing to ultimately pay the debt —and the Funders, who comprise the regular Democracy of the State, are not much better than robbers, and do not really want to pay ihe debt of the State. Now these pronunclv mentoes of Mahone were .necessary as a part of it's plan. He has rince early last fall been In coaching—in order that he may act with the Republicans in the next Senate—by Geo. C. Gor ham, of the National Republican of this city. Through that sheet has Mahone spoken. The Republican party is the organization-alleged to be in favor of debt-paying, national and State. It could not counten ance a repudiator such as Mahone. In order that he might be en raj/port with the Republicans, it was necessary for Mahone to either abandon the Readjusters or Bepudiators in Virginia, or show that he was really in favor of paying the debt. He could not throw over board tbe only strength he has in liis State. Hence his pronunciamentoes. The Republican politicians and press, evidently being in the secret of the manam vre, are arguing that they misunderstood the financial question at stake In Virginia, but now see it much clearer after Mahone’s explanation. They even say that he and his followers are right. In fact, they not only pave the way, readily taking the cue, but welcome Mahone In the republican party if he wants to come. A great deal can be passed over when the possibility of political control of the Senate on the one hand and the Fedenl patronage of a whole State on the other are at stake. From a close observation of events as they shape themselves, I feel no hesitation in saying that Mahone will act with the Republicans in organizing the Senate and upon all important questions It is simply a matter of trade. He will get the patronage of Virginia. The recent pronunciamentoes and the manner in which they- were received by the Republicans show beyond a doubt that they were on'y preparatory of the way to be followed by the Virginia Readjuster. There is also connected with this scheme a proposi tion to reorganize the Republican party in the South, through Mahone and other such influ ences, but it is yet in its infancy. Potomac. The New “Queen of the Lobby.” Washington Letter to Chicago Tribune. Tbe queen of the lobby this winter is a fascinating little brunette from the Sunny South—the widow of a Con federate Colonel who fell before Rich mond. She has been abroad, and knows of the most celebrated men of France, England, and this country, although her circle of female acquaintance is evi dently circumscribed. The charm of her conversation is irresistible, especially to gentlemen whose hair is thin on the top of their heads. There is a sweet, subdued gayety in her speech, accent and gestures which makes a venerable listener happy, and there is a vivacity about her conversation which is especially attractive. She always dresses in black, in which magnificence of apparel can be allied with purity of taste. In the day time a long-skirted ulster has a most decorous look, and at night, in her pleas ant rooms, she always wears a rich black satin dress, with a scarf of rare lace, in which gleams a diamond cross which might have been the ransom of the Sul tan. Such unstudied grace and elegance suggests sweet Annie Page, “on her bright face, one glance might trace, a picture of the brain,” and if she does not render great aid to those who have re tained her services to aid their schemes I tm mistaken. More than one sturdy Congressman is submissive to her des potic will. Mu. Vanderbilt’s Subscription.— The Commissioners of the proposed New York World’s Fair are much dis appointed in regard to the size of the subscription of the New York Central Railroad to the enterprise. Fully $500,000 was expected, but the subscription was made Wednes day, and is only $250,000, with the pro viso added that $4,000,000 shall be sub scribed. Mr. W. H. Vanderbilt’s indi vidual subscription has not yet been an nounced. It is thought that Mr. Van derbilt will be chosen President of the Commission. The obelisk reached the site on which it is to be placed in an erect position on Wednesday, its transit from the landing where it was discharged from shipboard having occupied one hundred and eleven days. It now rests wilh its centre of gravity exactly across the two lofty iron tripods that are to support it while it is being swung from a horizontal to a per pendicular position,