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The Fight. Golng on Between Packard's
and King's aFrends.
WaSI 'Tox, Oct 28.-It is learned at the
ttm i.y Department that Collectr King of
:leans has been notified that Messrs.
,ernon and Davis, recently nominated as
Sors. are confirmed, the other two are re
. The request for additional inspectors
a.pa.proved, the department being of the
Oln.ion that the force of inispectors now em
l are sufficient, provided each inspector is
l to perform his duty.
L't reqtkest for an additional clerk in the
_AoIWTr's ofl ee is approved, as are also the ap
M »Al entas f Frederick H. Whitaker as store
per and Charles W. Ringgold as examiner.
ropi ion is expressed that a reduct on in
e laumber of examiners from six to four will
ndtrotrrd the work of the Cust ,m-House, pro*
wided the examiners are men of experience and
W liy themselves strictly to their duties.
Tlere seems no dubt that the President will
1ia4 Collector Kina's name to the 8enate for
esmargmation, notwithstanding a great pres
re has been made to have Mr. Packard's nom
.i on substitued.
The President's responsibility ceases after
e pomination reaohes the Senate. The
atencs of Mr. Packard cI .im that Mr. King
-cannot be confirmed, while Mr. Klg's friends
are confident that he will be confirmed. Mr.
Paekard's chance for the collectorship lies in
having Mr. King's confli mation defeated, and a
atrngl fight will be made to that end.
• The Cabinet session to-day was comparatively
brief and devoted almest exclusively to the
consideration of routine bhusi ess.
They Will Caueus ever the President's
Soutbern Policy.
WAsi8NGToN, Oct. 28.-The Indtana Republi
cn delegation, in Congress will mee t ,-mn rrow
night at the residenc-e of the Hon. Mr. Evens.
to talk over the President's c vii s rvice policy.
and arrive at some understaniding as to the
course to be pursued in r' forence to this. It is
understood that. in regard to the President's
Southern policy, they generally occupy the
fame posit on as Morton.
Tbe Senate Committee on Eleecions
Speitmrd and Kellogg File Supple
mental Statements.
W~AsoawTos. Oct. 26.-The Committee on
Privileges ana Elcctions mear this morning and
had submitted to them.in conformity wth the
resolution adopted by th m yestes diy, the writ
ten statements of both Spoffo d and elilogg. as
to the evidence each prop se- to s ubmit for the
puroose of proving tllh title to a se t in the
Jienate On motion if Bena or H ar it was de
cided that both conte-tauts file their statement
with the clerk, and then each have permission
to examine each others' brief, in order to ascer
tain whether they desire i to submit any sup
plemental statements. The committee took a
recess for one hour.
When the Oimmitteeo on Privileges and Elec
tions rooonvened, both contestants submitted
a supplemental brief, which was real with the
orginal ones.
Kellogg contends, in substance, that the Sen
ate cannot try the question ns to who were le cally
elected to the Le islatiure, in is tuch as the
legality of that body mt-t be decided und.r the
constitution of the Uni ed 8 ate". If., however,
the committee should Ido agree with this i ropo
$tion, then he wanted to go to the bo 'om, and
should want determined who were elected to
the Legislature after eliminating from the "lee
Uon the results of violence and lntimida ion.
Sofford claims that the Sena e should ,not re
Suire any evitence beyont the ere 'entials
issued by the only recognized and de facto Gov
ernor in the ate; but if t e omm t odeter
mined to go ' eyond this p',int tie was ready to
prove the facts in his arguments before the
committee the other day
The Committee on Privileges and Elections,
after hearing briefs r ad, adjourned until Mon
The French Exhibition.
WASUSINTON, Oct. 26.-The atten'Iin of the
Department of State has been called by the
French Minister here to the statements recently
made in New York journals that Aimerioan a ti
dens desiring to participate in the Universal
Exhibition at Paris w 11 be authorized t 'do so
on simple presentation by the Minister of the
United Statsa in France, and th F, on h Minis
ter notifies the Ameri an governiment again
that, according to regulatin, loreign ex
hibitors cannot be admitted to the exhibuiion of
fe78,exeept throuih the intervention of a special
delegate officially designated by his givern
ment and accooredited to the French Commis
sioner General.
No presentation, inde-d, would be made by
the Minister of the United -ta'es at Paris with
out soecial instructions from this government.
The Departm nt of 3tate his ino intention of
taking any step in the matter that would anti
cipate the act on of ('ong, ess, or in any way as
saume the authority to create the position of
commissioner or in ur uty expenditure not
expressly authorized by law. In short, nothing
can be done on this subject until Cjngress takes
it up and acts.
Hayes Wants Harmony in Ills Party,
WAsHINOTON. Oct. 26.-The misunderstanding
existing in the minsla of cert.un tepublican
Lenators and memb rs respectini the appli,+a
tion of the President's 'civil service order sim
ply result from their filuro to cill on the Presi
dent and talk mat ers over.
The President is easy of access, especially to
members of U ngress, ant all bad fceline exist
ing on account of that order could have been
remedied long sine,. had the Congressmen
thought it worth while ti seek an exl ination
from the President. Friends of the Piesid nt
claim that there is no excuse for any misunder
standing between him and the Republican lead
ers. A few hours consulttion then would
settle all differences between them. The Presi
dent will not be blamed if such conference is
not had and perfect harmony restored in the
lRepublican party.
The Four Per Cents.
WASHINoTON, Oct. 26.-A treasury agent con
nected with the London treasury, who has
just returned, say that the propects for placing
the new four per cents on Ihe market are im
proving daily and it is expected that a consider
able portion thereof will be negotiated within
the next few months.
The Tinmballer Lighthouse.
WAsRIN(TON. Oct. 26.-The Lighthouse Board
gives notice that the light house at Timbalier
Iand Louisiana. formerly panlted in black
and white horizontal bars, has been painted
Report ot the Comm slioner of Patents.
WAsHINGTON, Oct. 26.--The Commissioner of
Patents has 'omtpleted his annual statement of
the business of his ofifc d ol ing the past year.
Total receipts from October 1, 176i. to Ucober 1,
1f17, were $709.044. and the expenditures for the
same time 5.04,0 0, showing an excess of re
Oeipts over expenditures of bout $l105esO. The
number of patents applied for was 1+.262 trade
marks registered 1:124. labels registered 579,
number of patents allow d but, nit issued on
account of fa lure to paythe final fee. owing, it
is stated, to the s, verity of :he times, was 4271;
patents issued 1.lt'1. trade marks and lab. 14
1517. This make . a reduti n of hi .t 1v0t o.i
the numb r of patent- is Ued as co.mpared w:th
previous years. No radi.cat change in tie pa
tent system of the United States is at present
The Englsh lission.,
WASHIs.TON, Oct. 26.-The English mission.
while it cont:nues to agitate the mists of exe
cntive officers, has not b en made the subject
of Cabinet c nversation since the recomi.eu
dation of th- P innsylvania elegation in favor
of the appoin meat of nimon Camreron. It was
expected that the Mexican quet.io i woui.l be
discussed at the tabinet meeting to-day, but it
was not mentioned.
The report in many papArs that the English
mission would be tendered to (en. Grant is c n
sidered here as absurd as ar " many other stori s
afloat from this city regarding the ilisposition
to be made of this importat positio ,. The
truth is the Adniinistratio. has not yet been
able to decide ato n a candidate, and probably
,ll not attempt to do so for some weeks. The
tthat Pierrepont's res gnatiou does not tale
~mtntil Deoember 1, assures ample time to
tie matter the careful attention whica it
:a UepsS fe the Seeretary oe War.
e. Oct. -The I eet .f-aW War
very important recommendations in relation to
the army. The Secretary has invited and re
ceived opinions from several distinguished
officers on this subject, the point of which he
will incorporate in his report. He does not
recomm nd an increase of the army to 0o.0oo
men. His recommendation on this point is
based upon the actual needs of the service, and
it is believed they will meet with favor in both
houses of Congress.
Judge of the llxth Jadlelal DIstrlet.
WAsaMrNoT.. Oct. 26.-It is understood that
the President has determined to appoint Mr.
John Baxter, of Knoxvilla Tenn., to the judg
ship in 'he Sixth Judicial bDlstric. made vacant
by the death of Judge Emmons. The announce
ment creates a positive sensation in CJongres
sional circles.
The Sitting Bull COmmisloeS.
WAsnINoToN, Oct. 26.-The Secretary of War
presented the report of the Sitting Bull Com
I mission, which occasioned some talk, but no
opinions of importance were expressed.
The Single Scull Championship of Eng
LONDONx Oct. 26.-Robert Watson Boyd, who
was recetly defeated by Higgins in a race for
£400 andi the single scull championship of Eng
land, has chelleogd Hi gins to row snother
race for £600 or £1000 a side and championship.
Hig,"in,' backers have accepted, and the race
will be arranged to take place next month.
A Prize Fight.
LONDON, Oct. 26.-All the arrangements have
been completed for the prize fight between Tom
Allen. the American champion, and Perkins
Gilbert, for £200 a side. The contest to take
place in'the London district, on the 29th. Al
len Is in training at his native place, Brrming
hase. Gilbert is taking his breathings ovr the
- hills, n ar the cathedral city of Lincoln. Great
l Interest in the match is expected. The pugi
list't have had difficulty in bringing the affair to
a focus. In the betting Allen is the favorite,
h but owing t, the giant's reputation he has many
s supporters.
The Botoen Strikers.
LoNDON. Oct. 26.-The Bolton cotton mills
strik.rs have resolved to forego their demand
- for guarantees, and will open the mills Monday.
The American Masons in England.
LoNDON, Oct. 26.-At a meting of the London
masons lst night, Mr. Broadhurst. a tr,.des'
1 union leader, said: The Amerieaulnauons, who
had recently landed, had been induced to co,me
to England upon false representations that the
strike hadi torminat, d.
They hid now discovered th" r al state of
affairs and flfty-two out of the fifty-eight im
porte I Ame.icae's have v luntarily j ined the
strikers. º we of the America, s addressed the
meeting, promising to support, the strike.
Gen. Campus gloing moane to spain.
LONDON. Oct 26.-A dispatch from Mad'id to
the ftandard says: In c nsequen e of Span
I ih -uccesses in Cuba it is believed that Gen.
Martinez Campus will ret rn to apain in Febru
Grant In Paris.
PARIs, Oct. 260 -Te United Statos Minister
will give a banquet on M ,ndav next. in honor
of Gen. Grant. I is expeced that many prom
inent Americans now in Parts will attend. All
the French Cabinet Ministers have signified
their intention to he present t th dinner. A ball
wil be given at the Elyse, a by Presid nt M oe
Mahn next Thursday. Gen. Grant will remain
in Paris till the end of Jovw niber.
A Snk Faulure.
PARIs, Oct, 28.-The Bank of New Osledonia
has faile I. It had a note circulation of !.no.,
00o francs. The European dents amount to
2,000.000 francs.
Gambetta's Ppeecb.
PARIs. Oct. 26.-M. G ambetta in a soeech at
Chateau Chirion, declared but for fraud and
robbery f ,ur hundred Republicans would have
been r"-turned
He made a bitter attack on the Empire and
Bonapart'sts. but spoke soothingly of the other
parties. He expected h's hearers o have con
fidence in the majority.which would know stow
to make the an hority of France prevail without
exceeding the bounds of legality.
Gen. Ghourko's Raid ant Attack on Ha
flz Pasha.
LONDON. Oct. 26.-The defeat of the Turks,
and the stahli-hment of a string Russian force
we-t of I levna, loks like the beginning of a
serious a tempt to shut hazi Osman in his line
and submit. Ptevua to a regul r siege.
Gen. Ohourko's movement seems to have been
part of aconcerted plan. A portion of the in
fantry of the Imperial Guard crossed the Vid
between N kopolis and Plevua. passing around
Osnran's left.
Gen. Ghourko's "ava'ry cros.edd the upper
Viii, west of Lovatz, sweet the Orchanic road,
got in commnnination with the fore- coming
from the north. and made a combined attace on
the Turks, who were command l. b. Haflz
Pasha, the same who took the first convoy into
Simultannously with this attack a heavy can
nonade was opened a ong the entire line east of
Plevna, and temonstrations made to give the
impression of an intended assaiult to prevent
Ghazi Osm'n sending succor to H{aflz Pasha,
who is reported to have been captured, with a
large part of his command. Thb impres-ion
prevails that since the recent rains the Rus
sins, convinced of the impossibility of winter
ing in Bulgaria, will make a desperare effort to
effect the reduction of Plevna, and the defeat of
Suleiman Pasha's army belore retirement into
Roumania becomes necessary. The Russians
would thus stand in better position should
dipi ,macy intervene during the cessation of
The Russlan Omelal Report.
LONDON. Oct. 26.-A Russian offi .ialdispatch,
dated Tutchenltza. be fore Plevna, October 25,
st ys: Yesterday, after a desperate engagemet,t
of ten hours, Ge. (ihourko's detachment, co
operating with a portion of the Imperial Guard,
captured a strong Turkish position between
Gurnii Debtuk and Teliche.
(Gen. Ghourko then stationed himself on the
Sofia road. stre thening his positiotn wih new
fortifleationý. This engagement also resulted
in the capture of Achmet Ewsi Pasha, together
with his chief of stiff. many other Turkish offi
cers, about 3000 foot soldiers, antd an entire regi
ment of cavdlry. Four cannons aid a quantity
of r fl s and ammuniti n was also catrtured.
Our Iss is unknown, but must have been con
sid rable.
The Turkish Account of the Fight.
LONDON. Oct. 26--In regard to Gen. Ghourko's
victory. C efket Pasha'-t official dis pat+h from
Orchania claims that the att ek on T lithe was
repulsed, bu: admuits hat the Russ an cavalry
has posted itself at Dubruk and destroyed the
telegraph lines.
Turkey Wants a New Loan.
LONDON, Oct. 26.-Turkey having secured the
release f £2s0,00e of the Egyptian annual trib
ute. heretofore pledged to pay the interest ,n
certain of the Turkish loans. is abo- to open
neg ,tiations here for a new loan of £,ooo.0,.e,
the in'ereit on which is o be secured by a
pledge of the beforementioned £2d80sox).
A Sortle at Rustchuck.
LoNDoN. Oct. 26.-Suleimnan Pasha telegraphs
under date of October 25 as follows: To-day
three Bu sian battalions with e tvalry and ar
tillery, attacked the works of Rusrehuk. The
Turks made a sortis and tore d the Russians 'o
retire into heir intrenchments at Pyrgos, with
a loss of 450 killed and wounded.
A Russian Attack Repulsed.
LONDON. O '. 26.-Four Russian divisions at
t ,eked the T rkish line ,f the L )m from Jo -au
cifitik, near Kosovi on the right, to kiolenik on
the lef. They were repulsed with a I as of 800
killel and smd prisoners. The Turkish loss
was 134 killed and 60 wounded,
A Winte r Campain Impssrible.
LoDONi Oct. .&-Aoorrespondent of the Dail[
ews. t.uehirest, after a tour is onhl, ced
that wint ths presnt system of Attatsation
Possibility tof an Adjournment Next
NEW YORK. Oct. 20.-A spec al from Washing
ton says Mr. Randall is of the opinion that Con
gress may adjourn by next Wednesday. He
will announce the committees on Monday, and
thinks the House should pass the army bill at
once and then insist on an adjournment with
out waiting -o provide for the Paris Exhibition
or any deficiency. He thinks these things
may as well be left for the wint. r session.
There is little prospect, however, that the
Senate will consent to adjourn before the mid
dle of November.
Fernando Wood thinks adjournment before
that date is improbable.
Tenaroeck at Last seores a Victory.
BALTIMORa , Oct 26 -The races of the fourth
day of the Maryland Jockey Club were not so
numerously attended as on the oc'asion of Ten
Broeck's defeat by Parole, still th.re were fully
10,000o eople present.
The flrat race to-day was a handicap race for
all hors's that have run during she meeting.
on," and a quarter mites. purse $300 for firs
horse and $50 for second. L-dy ha iors came
in first, Kinney second, King Bot thiid. Time
The second race was for the Breckinrldge
stakes, for three-year-olds: $:too subscription:
Marylan-I Jockey Club to add $1oo00; of which
amount $500 was to g,, to second horse; third
horse to sayv his stakes; two miles. Major
Bankes. St. James. Washington Booth, fRu-que
hanna. Oriole and Vera ctruz started. Vein Uruz
came in winner, St. James second. W. Booth
third. Time--3:40o.
'Ihid Race-compensation purse, for mile
hea a: purse, $400 for fist horse; $50 for see ,nd
horse; winners of ra es during me..ting. and
horses that have n .t started during meeting,
$50o extra; winner of two races during meet
ing, $70 extra; horsnes b ,aten once during meet
ing allowed 3ao; beaten twice allowed 55.
The first heat was won by Bertram. Mamy
won the second and.Saliera the third. Time
I he fourth race was the event of the day
being the Bowie's stakes, four mile heats for all
At the end of the third race the excitement
beg n gra lually to increawe, until the horses
made their appearance on the track. Ten
Brotek was the ls to come to the starting
point, and was loudly cheered. A few mtnutes
alter 3 o clock p. m., the horse s starte I off with
Ambush In the lea '. B rrtca le second. Ten
Broe ,k third and Albg rine fourth At the end
of the hall mile the horses were in the same
positions on length behin e tch other.
ambush then put himself at th- top of his
sp ed and widened the distance betw eon him
and his oppon' nts. s mu".h as ten I n .ths.
At the mile atd a half pole TenBroe k took
second place, Algerine third. Barilcade fdourth.
Pas ing the ju ge's stand, at the end of the sec
ond mitle 'enBroeck had lessen d the di-ta, ce
between himself and Ambush, b ,t it was evi
d" nt th ,t he w s runnilg at his ease and w s
nor allowed by Walker to put himself at his best.
Am 'ush. st II ,head, led all the way aroe nd
the third mile but on the last mi e his strengtri
gave Hay, and th ugh his rider pli d his whip
and raked his flank with hi spurs, he never
regained hi-. pace. The race i, the last ha f
mile we between TenBrr,eck and Bar ricade,
but coming down the home stretch Barrica +e
was no match for his opponent, and TenBroe*.k
won by half a length in 7 42t Ambush and
Algerine were distanced. The Kentucky horse
wa cheered from all parts of the cour e.
The second heat. was between TenBroeck and
Barricade, and was won by T.-nBroeck in 7:40.
The fifth evert was the matoh race. $500 a side.
two, mile h- ate, between Ki burn and Rappa
hannock. The latter horse won. 3 ime-3:8395
and 3:42.
The sixth race, which was run in a driving
rain storm, w s a mat h race for $1000; mile
heat", over four hurdles, between Risk and
Frederlektown. 7 he horses started and kept
well together, jumping the hard es at the same
mom nt t roungjout the first heat. but on the
h -me stretch Freleri kt,-wn shot ahead, and
won by a ha!. length. Time-1:54.
The sec,,nd heat and the race was also won
by Fredericktown. Time-1:5o6s .
A number of Vessels Deserted in the
Ice-A Lost Bark.
RAN FANCSCO, Oct 26.-The wbalingbark Dawn
from the arc 1i Ocean brings news that on Sep
tember 11 the bark Three B otber,, Lapr.
Owen. of &ew Bedf?,rd. was aband nod in the
ice n ar Point Barrow. The crew escaped, and
were distributed among the other vessels of the
On Set tember 11 the Bri, ish b ,rk W. A. Ferns
worth was crushed in an lee field, capsiz d and
sank in twenty minu'es. The crew were saved.
No news was received of the crews of the fleet
abandoned last season with the exception of
two K ,nakas from the bark Cross Bones, who
m de their way to land. All the others are sup
posed to have p"rished.
The fol owing are the latest reports of ships
seen and heard from in t oe Arctic ocean up to
September 24: Bark Florence three whales;
bark ('leone, o'e wh.l.; bark M1rcury. n thing
since leaving St. Lawrence Bte ; the hio Mllton
was clean, and the stov. s were badly injured by
Bound to Honolulu: the bark Northern Light.,
three Whales; bark Pa.ittie. one whale: b rk
Rainbow four whales; h rk Seabreeze. 1150 bb s
walrus Ii; bark Leo Pope. one whale; bark
Helen Mann. f,.ur whales; Mount Wallasten.
four whales: Eliza, one whale; Pr,,gress, three
wlales; Norman, six a hales; bark Three Broth
ers, five whales' abtantdoned in lee September
11th to east northdast ofT Point Barrow.
The Manufacturers Propose to Close
Their Manufactories.
NEW YORK, Oct. 26.-The cigar makers' strike
seems to assume a position to-day apparently
causing some alarm to the operative-, who are
less defiant in 'heir attitude. Committees
have b' en appointed to watch the entrance to
the various shops. The me n seem to be some
what humbled, and express a desire to resume
work if they c n do so consistently
The cigar packers are being made the means
of a' bitr.Ltio, between the employers and the
operators, and as they have only struck out of
sympathy and have nt cause for complaint on
their own account, it was expected that they
might be more successful than if the cigar
minkers aptoints-d a ommittee of their own to
make negotia'ions. It is well understood that
those employing cigar makers intend to close
all shops for the next two months, and many
manufacture's believe they will nake more
money by such a course than if they kept their
shops at full work.
The Cigar Makers' Central Association has
opened two more reliet stores for the benefit
of the men on the strike. There are now three
r lief 'tor' s in daily operation, and the fami
lies of all the strikers are supplied with every
thing they require in the shave of ,dibles.
More than 200 families are supplied daily, and
unmarried strikers are supplied.with meals if
they require it.
Texas Volunteers Preparing to March
Against the Raiders.
SAN ANToNIo, Oct. 26.-A large band of Mexi
can raiders are depredating near Carterville,
thirty miles west of here. The late-t news
from Fort Stockton s:'ys that the stage between
that olace and tl Paso was ,'ap'ured and the
diver killed Preparations are goin, on quiet
ly to reint°orce the rangers with 1000 men es
soon as the word is given. The companies be
i g raised are composed, for the most part, of
young men.
The Toledo Postomee.
TOLEDO, 0., O t. 26.-The anti-HFayes policy
men seem gReatly elated ,ver th.' financial mis
fortunes ,f Postmaster Reed, of this city, wt ,se
faliure y. s erday iti connection with his two
d ily newit.a era was telegraphed last night.
Mr. BIed was recen ly appointed postma-ter
here, cG-nt ary. it is claimed, to he civil service
ru es. The emp oyes who draw their vay from
the offile, includinu the mail ag, nts letter car
riers and clerks, about one hundred in ail, are
m eeh exercised over the announcement ,aid
to beaeh made to them,
. _.8 «m eat that . mthi waff Tat ?bobt.i
with suspicion, as it is understood that the last
quarterly reports of the office showed sufficient
funds on hued.
Mr. Reid to-day entered suit for $10 000 against
Capt. Dowling. whom he displaced in the post
mastership, for personal assault committed on
the 12th. an account of which was given in these
Blue Jeans Williams.
HARTFORD Conn., Oct. 26 -Gov. Williams, of
Indiana, is here to-day, and he examine t the
new State Capitol in this city with a view of ob
taining suggestions to be utilized in the con
struction of the State-House at Indianapolis.
After a Burglar.
MONTREAL. Ont., Oet. 26.-Detectives from San
Francisco. California, are here on the lookout
for a notorious burglar of that city, named
Cooper, who got away with ieeoo.
Two Disasters.
OTrTAWA Ont. Oct. 26.-This morning a young
woman, Kate McPherson. employed as a do
mestic in the department !f the eergea tat
Arms of the House of Commons, committed
suicide by cutting her threat from ear to ear
with a butcher knife. Mental deprrssio', under
which she had been laboring of late, is sup
posed to have been the cause.
Yesierd y a man nam-d Minord, who had
been drinking hard at a hotal, started in a boat
to cross the river but got off on an island, where
he was found this morning lying dead from ex
Morton, of Philadelphia, Indicted.
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 26.-This afternoon the
grand jury found true biPs against J, hn 8.
Morton, Ham'l P. Hahn. B. F. aftok s, John P.
Nagle ant (leo. N. Vickers, charging them with
fraudulently making a written instrument and
uttering and publishing the same with en
spiracy to defraud the Market Street allway
(company out, of $200,000.
Another true bill was found against Moron,
St 'kes and Kuhno, charging them with em
bezzling $200.000. the pr ,perty of the said com
p ny, and against Nagle and Vickers. charging
them with reeiving this money, knowing it to
have been obtained dishonestly. Sto es, who
became insane shortly after the exposure. and
was placed in the Kirkland Asylum, has been
d.'clared incurable by physi lans, who are also
of opinion that he cannot live lotg.
Trouble In Hudson Say Territory.
MONTREAL, Oct. 26.-Private dispatches re
ceived here to-day from Drummond and Artha
baska, the scene of Hon. Mr. Laurlier's struggle,
represent the passions of the rougher ele
ment of b ;th cities as being thoroughly aroused
over the re,'ent aifrays, and state that serious
bloodshed is apprehended. The provincial po
lice are gning out, as it is believed that the local
authritles will be unable to cope with the ex
pected difficulties.
The National Liberal Congress.
RocHnzSaB, N. Y., Oct. 20.-The National LIb
eral Congress a, sembled here this morning.
The meeting was cal ed to order by the Rev. N
Mann, of this city, who delivered an address of
T. E. Abbot, president of the society, spoke at
length in advocacy of it- views.
Rules for bu'ine-s were adopted, and
committ es of five each were appointed on
n aminations and resolutioins a'ter which the
report of the treasurer and directors was read
and accepted,
This evening addresses were delivered by
Pro,. A. L. Rowson, ..f New York city; Dr. F. H.
Brown, of Binghamton, N. Y.; and others were
read and accepted.
Edwin Adams' Condition.
PHTLADKLPIIA, Oct. 20.-Edwin Adams is
gradually sinking, and cannot live very long,
but may last until snow.
The Grand Truak Rallway.
Tonorero, Ont. Oct. 26.-A special cable from
London to the Globe says that the Grand Trunk
Railway to-night shows a reduction of en,o000
in working exoensee. After paying all pre
ference charges this leaves a balance of $781,000.
A New Candidate for the anglish Mission.
CHIc goo, O it. 2 --Washington dispatches this
morning give an indli ti 'n of an intention on
the part of President Hayes to appoint Judge
U. B. Lawrence. of tris city, Ministr to England.
The New York Republic.
New YORK. Oe'. 26.-The Daily Republic was
started here a few dlays ago as a one cent morn
ing newspaper. It has be n changed to a week
ly edition.
The Run on a Bank Ended.
New YORK Oct. 26.-The run on the Dime
Union htavings Hank ha. ended, and depositors
are return ng their money. During the day the
incoming funds were larger than the outgoing
A Cock Main.
LANCASTER. Pa.. Oct. 25.-A cock main has
been arranged between New Jersey and Pennsyl
vania. The conditions are: Eiach side to show
cocks of weights ranging from five pounds
e ght ounces to four pounds four ounces, and
flght all that -hal, weok h within two ounces of
each other; $100 for each bht le and slooo f ,r the
fight decidinr the main. The tourney is to be
fought half way between New York and this
city November 27.
Morton's Condition.
INDIANAPoLIs, Oct. 26.-The reports from Sen
ator Morton's residlence at noon were not so
fav rable as to his condition. Though no
alarminge ymptoms had set in, his frindis felt
consid,.rabl* anxiety, from the fact that he has
lost flesh since his remov tl here. His digestion
is very feeble and efforts at stimulation have
not met with any sue ess.
Bratlng Time.
STAPLETON. L. I., Oct. 26.-The great rowing
match against time, in which Wm. Jacobs,
champion oarsman of Staten Island, was to
row from Edgewater to Tottenviile, for $200,
thirty- seven miles, six and one-half heo s was
won by Jacobs. covering the distance and beat
ing the best time on record by twenty-nine
The Hasslacker Divorce Case.
New YORn, Oct. 26.-The jury in the Has
slacker divorce ease, which has been occupying
the attention of Judge Van Brunt in the Su
preme Court during the rast week, rendered a
verdict this afternoon, finding tht the plaintiff
was married to the d fendant in November.
1873. The defendant had denied that he ever
was married to the plaintiff, who is a well
known opera singer.
The Richmond (nrd.) Plow Works Fall.
RICHMOND Ind.. Oct. 26.-Geo. Barnes and S.
W. Lynde, of the Richmond Plow Works or this
city, made an assignm'n'n to-day. Liabilities
between $50,000 and $20,000. This failure in
volves several of our business men, and it is
feared others will follow.
Nothing new to-day in the Charlie Ross case.
No'withstanding Mrs. Htidey's card the
Humons are confident of making their asser
tion good.
A New York Conflagration.
NEW YORKae. Oct. 26.-A flire occurred to-night
in the City Hall building. The engines were
promptly on hand and in a few minutes extin
guished the fire. not, however, before con
siderable damage had been done by the water.
Wonderful Shooting.
RICHMOND. Ind., Oct. 26.-Capt. Bigardus ex
hibited here to-day and did some wonderful
shooting, break ng 300 balls in twen y-five min
ut s and seven'een seconds. He shoots here
again to-morrow.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 26.-Indications for Sat
urday, 1 a. m.:
For the South Atlantic States. rain areass, fol
lowed bt colder and enearing weather, rising ba
rometer and north e-t winds.
For the East Gulf States, colder, clear or
partly cloudy weather, north wind and higher
GLAsoow, Oct. 26.-Sailed: State of IGeorgia,
for new York.
AxawrwP, Oct. 26.-Arrived: Deronda. from
New York.
FAulaoUra. Oct. 26.-Arrived: Plan. -Muller,
fr ;IrewYork. for ,aatwer..
toet. 2ý-kfa4Tý Lane ýyratn
burg; Glensay, China, Ayrshire. Liverpool, via
Havana; France Havre.
QUEENSTOWN. Oct. 2;.-Sailed: City of Rich
mond and Celtic. for New York; Marathon, for
Boston. Arrived: Bothnia. from New ) ork.
BosToN. Oct. 20.-Arrived: bimon Ludwig,
from Antwerp.
The Western Union and the Public.
Editor Democrat-On the 24th inst., a telegram
was s nt to me and delivered in my absence at
my residence. My wife was made to pay Ut·n
cents for delivery, although we do not reside
above Julia street. It is not the first time that
she has been compelled by "telegraph boys" to
pay for delivery.
I reported this last case at the Western Union
office. On inquiry to day I find the boy who
maderthe charge is still in their employ, It
matters litle to me, but I think I should state
things as they are, so the public maybe on their
guard. E. D.
Heavy rains have caused Red river to rise sev
eral feet.
The levees are down in a large number of
places in Iberville parish.
The debt of the parish of Ascension is
$24,719 41.
Bossier sent five convicts-two white and three
colored-to the Penitentiary last week.
Bossier has resolved on the establi hment of
sixteen schools-eight for colored and eight for
white children.
The Lake Providence conservative has finally
come to the couclusion that we want a new con
stitution sadly, and will work in that Interest.
The past week troved very unfavorable to
cane in Assumption parish, the weather being
continuously cloudy and rainy.
All the lumber mills are now working in Cal
e tsinu, and large shipments of lumbier are
being made to (Galve. tou and Corpus Christi,
Jail deliveries seem to be in fashion just now.
All four of the prisoners in the Bossier parish
jail escaped last week.
Shreveport holds her municipal elections in
a few days. There are 92$ voters registered, 440
white and 458 colored.
The first shipment of molasses from Iber
ville parish was the shipment of twenty-four
barrels of new syrup last Thursday from the
Kleinpeter plantation.
A little difficulty between two negroes at
Homer, October 19, resuitd in one of them
chopping the other's legs off with an axe and
killing him,
A violent storm visited Natchitoehes on Sun
day, doing considerably damage to the unha -
tested crops, blowing down the corn, and beat
ing down a considerable amount of cotton.
The mayor of Baton Rouge has issued a call
for an election in that t, wn, on November 2O,
for an ap: royal of a subscription of $15,0oo to
the Ulintn Railroad. Only taxpayers will be
permitted to vte at this election.
Subscription to the Red River and Missississippi
Railroad seems to be going on very liberally in
Shreveport. Th Times says that 356,000 has al
ready been subserl ted, and that the committees
aptsol ted to solicit subscriptions expect soon
to have 560,000.
We are having now just the kind of weather to
cause the sugi r planter to fel greatly encour
aged--clear, dry and cool. A continuance of the
present favorable atmospheric condit ons until
unground cane can be windrowed will l'sure a
lucrative sugar yield.-Donaldsonville Chief.
The Gem plantation, Ascension parish, which
started in the earliest in tha, parish ro grind,
did not make at all a good show as fifty acres
turned out only ten hngsheads oi sugar. The
plantations that started in grinding early have
all d ,ne badly.
While Mr. Louis Smith, his wife two children
and his sister-in-law were returning in a sýiff
from the Mississippi side i f West rearl river,
where they had been to church, the current
dashed the boat ngalnst a log and overturned
it. Mr timith succeded in saving his children
and sister- in-law, but his wife was drowned.
An attempt was made last Monday to assassi
nate Thomas Green Davidson, wedl known for
merly in our Legislature, in the parish of Liv
ingston, about fourt-en mi es from Port Vincent
while en routeto that vii age. Mr. Davidson was
riding in a carrige with another gentleman, and
when they had Hr ived at a point about four
teen miles from Point Vincent a man concealed
in the switch cane fired into the carriage with a
double barrel shot gun. One buck shot struck
Mr. Davidson in the neck; but the wound in not
dangerous. The party who committed the deed
has not yet been discovern0.
Lafourche parish is singularly unfortunate
in the matter of coal oil explosions. Last week
two of these explosions were chronicled. A
little girl on the Milodea plants.ion, six miles
below Thibodaux pltced a coal oil can on the
stove until it was heated, when it exploded and
caused her death. A woman hamed Had ey,
residing on the bayou just ab ve Thib daux,
the same day, was filing a ligted laop with
oil, when the lamp exploded, burning the
woman to tleah and seriously injuring her
[New York Hers!d.]
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22.-Reports are
circulating here that the President has
said that be favors the admission of Mr.
Kellogg as Senator from Louisiana.
They are false. The President has
said nothing of the kind. He has not
expressed any wish favorable to either
or any of the contestants, holding that
it is the Senate's duty and highestpri
vilege to judge in these matters. It is
not impossible that some Senator may
presently rise to declare his belief that
Louisiana is entitled to representation
in the Senate and that the committee
ought not unduly to delay reporting on
the cases or keep the matter from the
decision of the Senate. On this point a
number of Republican Senators are
agreed, without committing themselves
beforehand as to who ought to have the
seats. It is felt, therefore, that Mr.
Spofford blundered to-day when he
asked the committee for more time to
prepare his case. It is understood that
he wishes to reply to some new points
presented by Mr. Kellogg, but Mr.
Spofford probably has a case of his own,
and his friends would do well to urge
him to put it in and let the committee
go ahead.
LoHDoN, Oct. 22.-Advices from Cape
Town to October 2, by way of Madeira,
state that war has begun in Transaei,
between the Galekas and the British,
and their native allies. Fighting oc
curred on September 24 and 29 at South
Mapassa and Ibeka. The Galekas, to
the number 8000, attacked the British,
but were repulsed with a loss of 200 on
September 24. The loss on September
29 is unknown. The British loss was one
man killed and six wounded. Rein
forcements have been dispatched from
Simons' bay, and volunteers are being
enrolled throughout the colony.
The following is the programme of
the President's reception at Richmond:
The President will arrive at 4 o'clock
on the afternoon of October 31, and will
he quartered at the Exchange Hotel.
He will be present on the fair grounds
on Wednesday and again on Thursday
morning. On Wednesday Gov. Kemper
will deliver the address of welcome on
behalf of the State at the fair grounds,
and Mr. Hayes is expected to reply at
length. Wednesday evening the state
reception will take place at the Gov
ernor's mansion, to be followed by a
grand state dinner. Mr. Hayes will re
turn by a special train at 4 o'clolk
Thursday afternoon.
OG rWski v*.letegere,
The President Denies That He H
rendered to the Old-Fashioned Re
Iteans, and Threatens to Remove
omfietals Disobeying Bis Orders.
[Special Correspondence N. 0. Democrat.]
EBrrrTT Hous, I
Washington, October 23, 1877.
My letter of yesterday, as would naturally
appear from its tenor and context, was based
upon ex parte statements of the Radical Re.
publicans, who have hitherto opposed the
policy of Mr. Hayes. These people state with
great emphasis that
and the terms of capitulation, have been com
pletely arranged; that nothing now remains
but for Mr. Hayes to march out, lay down his
arms and receive, the honors of war. But
since writing that letter I have ascertained
that Mr. Hayes has not signed the articles of
capitulation; that, in fact. he has not seen
them; that the gentlemen who have been kind
enough to modify his policy for him have
done so without taking him into their confi
dence or asking him to participate in the con
ference; in short, that the report of his sur
render is neWs to him.
Inasmuch as this information comes from
Mr. Hayes himself to me personally, I think
it at least as valuable as the other and con
trary advices I had received from the other
side. And I must say that, in a question of
veracity between Mr. Hayes on the one hand,
and the bulk of those known to antagonise
his policy on the other, the presumption of
those who know both parties will necessarily
preponderate largely in favor of Mr. Hayes.
It should, however, be stated that Mr.
Hayes is strongly inclined to favor
and that he will contribute to that consum
mation in every way open to him that does
not involve self-stultifloation and self-abase
ment. But he declares that the idea of sur
rendering any vital point in his general
system of policy, or of retreating from any
pronounced position regarding the proper
conduct of public affairs, has never entered
his mind.
He says he does not propose to do tinJgs In
too much of a hurry, but that he shall keep
moving in his slow way. In replyt a re
mark that it was reported on the streetls af
among members of Congress that he
not remove certain Republican office
who have notoriously defied his recent
he said that he was not given to'mk
threats, but that the persons indicated
soon cease to be omeers of customs! I?
i eve Mr. Hayes means what he a ys
says what he means. We can judge ct
force or feebleness in the premises with
accuracy after he has acted. In any ease
poor man should be regarded as an h
gentleman sorely beset, and greater men t
he might have done less than he hasalre
Somehow it is difficult, after talking wS~
Hayes, to believe that he could surrender ..a
the vultures that are hovering about ii
we must always bear in mind that the 4
pulse of partyism is an instance, and that
bears the same relation to the body of ape
litical organization that the instinct of self.
preservation bears to human nature. Tha.M
an important fact.
Congress having adjourned to go to a ho*
race while the country is perishing, and th
horse race being postponed to enable tei
jockeys to fix the pools, there is a day of rpy
spite to the press fraternity. If it had beens
trotting match I would have adjourned, s
self, but as it is only a running race, in whl.1
I never could discern anything but m
strength and awkwardness, I would not
ten squares to see it-much less to PimRe
But it is not the torf that I propose to w-iM
aIonut :
of the port of New Orleans, a place wh
has given the President more trouble
tribulation than all his foreign appoin
put together. There have been two
influences at work-epon the President ina:
gard to this appointment, and these in ..
have been sub-divided into myriads of s
influences, limited cnly by the number of
plicants, which is legion. I venture to
that a hundred men have been recomm
to the President for this position, wi
counting those who have recommended
has never been regarded as a finality by
other aspirants, who resumed
within ten days after his selection with
same ardor they had manifested before.'
presumption from the first was that
could not be confirmed, because it was
that he would have to load himself down
Anderson at the dictation of John 8
and this fact put him beyond the pale D
ocratic support for confirmation; whereas
was certain that Kellogg and Packard
command enough Republican Senator to
render his confirmation by a party vote
of the question.
At first blush, and before
became known here, King's appointment wa
regarded with some favor, and I am of the
opinion that, had his name been sprung upon
the Senate in the short extra session lesa
spring, he would have gone through-partly
by default, and partly because the hold of the
new policy was at that time sufficient to n.ys
tify the vision of Democrats. But now I
regard King as out of the way, and I have
reason to believe that the President wishes heww
were out of the of0lee As to the final dlsepos
tion of the place, it is a question which throwIe
the gates of speealation wide open. But here.
again, the fleldje narrowed by the fact
the number of men who could be confirme
is very small. -;
There are but two practicable method
secure confirmation: One is to nominate
conservative, or non-Republican, who
get the Democratie vote and that of _e
few Republican Senators who sttand
Bayes through thiek and thin. Bu e
President has so far given up hls early
aof bulding ufip a diitrto
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