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_-'-JTCW-YORK, FRIDAV. DECEMBER 12. 18?.
AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. A rOLICY OF INACTION OR FINANCE. CONGRESS GOING ON yllE II T WITH GEN> H U. work AMI SHOWING A DESIRE TO AVOIU UNANCIAl. PISCTRSIONS. Congress debated n pension bill, neted uron a matter of appointing messengers for three K< publican senate committees, iintl attcndtd quietly to a vancty of ptMnl work. The subject of finance appears to l?e avoided. Senator McDonald thinks thai nothing will l?e done in regard to iinance at this session. Senator Monill regrets tin* in? action of his party on this subject. The out? look for action on the President'? recommenda? tions is not favorable. Mr. Shelley, of Ala? bama, ib agitating for u special C(W?1bb,iMI on the negro exodus. AN IIOFR'S DEHATE ON A FrNSIoN rtsK. t BfU. in BOBSIB or oommowmm wiiiiim; BAB. TII.Y REPORTED TO ti1k SKNATR by AN INPBB PABID COMMITTItK ? A HEAVY IH K UPON IT. fBY TEUtORAt'll TO t11k thii11m : W\-iiivoroN, Dec. 11.?Au important pension rase fffj under discussion for au hour in the Sen? ate to-day. In |8U Commodore Whiting, when abont to start for duty with the Japan sijua*lrou. was thrown from a carriage and permanently disabled, lie has since then performed some duty of a grade lower than that of his rank, hut is now completely help leas. His application to the Pension Oflke lor an invalid pension was refused on the ground that it did not appear that his disability was incurred in the discharge of his dutv. He has memorialized former Congresses, and Ins rase has been two or innre times defeated. The Pensions Committee brought in n bill to-day granting him a pension. Chairman Withers and Senator Ingalls. of the committee, tenaciously ud vocated its pas?aj(e. The committee seems not to have exercised its customary care and sagacity, however, in examining this case, and the members wen? unprepared to answer questions uoon some im? portant points. The measure was opposed b\ Sena? tor Cockrell ni> >ii the g'ouud oi its injustice to thousands of soldiers aud sailors ctpiallv deserving bihI equally disabled, who receive onlv if7 a niontli, while Commodore Whiting has been in tlm IMelyl ff a large income from the pay-rolls of the tei ired Navy list since 18.">1, for which ho has been able to render little or no service. Senator Logan ami t>there opposed it upon the ground that it would cre? ates precedent which would be followed bv appli? cations from many other officers on the retired list. The bill, if passed, would add 930 per month to Ibe Commodore's income, and would piobably be made to comprehend the payment of arrears at tue *auie rate extending hack to 1*01. Tin-re is a grow? ing impression among Congressmen th.it pensions hare been granted altOM Liter too lavishly, and that it is time to Mop, though very fen of them seem 0 illuig to stand up boldlv and advocate a more pru? dent policy for the future. This case of Commo? dore Whiting's is chiefly important as a possible precedent. Fnrther consideration was postponed until next Uouday. _ THE IMPUDENCE OF MB. BHELLET. BAYING RENDERED I.fFK IN IIIS DIsrilCT I\ TOLKRABLK FOR COLORED MMM, HE ROW Mil CONGRESS TO DO SOMETHING TO KEEP Tiih.M THEHF. [BT TEl-F.graph to THE trircm. 1 \Y \-II1N(.ton, DOC 1 1.?The Holls?' of Represent 1 tives was treated this morning to a specimen of what some people would call cool impudence. Representative Shelley introduced the following preamble and resolution: Wkrrerta. lairre. immhcr nT et'lne-no nf eerlalri Pt.tr.-? ol the I Lion have becu induced tliiotitflj the lalse rcprc im Bl incus of criain persons to leave ihttr homes for Ike pii' jtose of emigrating to certain States ; and, Wltrrrtn. Said |m rsons so emigrating have tailed for waut* of luuds to reach their del in.ition, and have t>r fOBBB a .IBOJM upon I lie several communities where they 1 ?ve becu compiled to stop In their Journey, bung turnout food or f'fop'ir clofhmg in many instances; Keiolted. That a special committee of ?ve be ap Jxnuiisl to lOTBBtlgBtB IBB OBBSOS of Mich emigration, mid to report sue a icaanri I to this H..a-e as will aft.ir.l ibs relief the exigencies of the ease demand, and thai ? ib? commit lee liave bjOTC to sit during, the 11 i'fiiS. BOtl 04VO the right to send tut BOfOBBB mal na BO is. IM lo employ a stenographer; bbs BSBOBBBBOl BBld couimll Im in BBBBBtOBt ef the OBBtlBgOBl fund of liie Utilise mi toucher* Med i?y the chairman thereof. If a coiniuillee is raised under this resolution, one o! the very lir^t witnesses called to testify-as tu Mm "causes" of the colored emigration ought to be representative Shelley himself. He represents the lYth Alabama l>i-lt.ct. which has a registered WbHb vote of alHiIlt 7.OHO, anil a lecristeicd colored vote of about'_':t,(bm). The returns of elei tion by v;i(m ot which Mr. Sheile.y huldshis scat in Con pi ? BBWSbI a Democtatic vote ol ts,ril4 ami a l.'epuhlitan vote of ti.r>15, or a tot.il vote not ex? ec-ding half the number of registered voters. Mr. Micilcy's Kepullicau OBfBBOtitBfl uvers ;n a BOtitioa on III with the House Committee on Flections that (."? - frauds BBS: intimidation of colored voters V..-M- piactised by Mr. Shelley and his political fii. iida in that elect on. Trustworthy in format ion has been received in? dicating there will soon he a large emigration of c.'ored people from Mr. She lley's district. The BfesBBB given by the intending emigrants arc that th. y arc deprived of their political rights by Mr. H ? 1. y, and that they dor.'t receive fair play in other respects. 1 he emigration will he so large as to nipple the planters. Cotigrcsemcn can be elected without the negro vote; hut the niim'icr of Southern Ocmocratie < ongrt ssmen must decrease unless the colored voters and their families remain to swell the census lotBiBBi Nor can cotton bo raised without nrgro bjbbjbJBj Therefore Mr. Shelb y and his State Supre? macy friends beseech the House ol Representatives to do something to pic vent a movement which it BBS no nioic power to inU-rfete with than it has to St f Iba ebb and Mow of the tides. A LARGER RUPREME COURT. ms. MANNING, WHO CANNOI FORGET THE DECISION OF IUI. Ill* lORAL commission, has a lul l. IN IIAMi To REORGANIZE TTIE 81PREMF. CO CRT cumiiiTELY. Ibt Tt-i l-oaai-ii to tub Tttrm-xb.I Washingtox. Dec. 11.?ifepreatutativc MaDning, of Mississippi, informed n Irihunk correspondent to-day that s?mui after the holiday irrest BO shall iitrodnee i bill to provide for a reorganization of UM Supreme Court, Mr. Manning says that in deciding to hrin g for v.?id this measure he has been actuated by no par? tisan motive. He thinks, however, that the na n. b.-rs of the present Court, by consenting to servo if , the Electoral Commission ami taking put in the Uec sion of a purely political question, have im j-uiidtho dignity and lo BBBM extent detracted from the usefulness of that tribunal by lowering it in public esteem. The amount of business 1? ton. the Court is already ao great that he thinks it results in a practical denial of justice to many suitors. The main features of the Ufl which Mr. Manning ?tH intrsluce are, Hrst: i he CoAit lo be com? pos. I of a Ci.ief-Justice aud BtglUoOB ABBOOIBtB Ji.siiecs; a clase.licalioti of wollt und its ?li\ i^ioii ii ? i throe branches i the assignment ol six Amo* rlate JoBtloM lOB* of whom shall he designated to pi ? i 1.1 to each branch: and all ronsfitntKMa] qBOB 1 laud dlcBsoi iBToItlBR flOO.000 cr more to be oV i ided by the fall Couit ot OigBtBM Jus'tces, J I'll over by the t 'lllef-Jll-t P Mi. M inning- nays that lie has received I numb, r <>> letters iioiu lawyers in dUfereBt Borta m\ tut countiy approving a reorganization of the CotVl and bbbIbr for thedetailsof his plan lor that object THE WAR OFflCR. ItJMRJ m'crary only waiting r.jit ms six CMRtfe loaiikBAL i nu* oi-patcii i Washin?.i<jn, Dec. 11.?Judge McCrary said to? day thai hia business has all been huiahod. Rf is only waiting the arrival of Mr. Ramsey lielore tth Hrtef li oiii the War Department. He expects that IbbbbmbI Ramsey will take possession to-morrow. The commission of (he new Secretury was signed by the President to day. THKKK KKIM HLK A.N MKSSISNOBJHl srSATi.HiAi. dieiiKi.xck io TOR voice op the people. fny ICUSIAffl t<> tite IBIH'I'B.J Wasmm.tov, Doe. 11.?A Deuoeratle Senate, in oWdience to the fiat of a Democratic caucus, has actually authorized the employment of three Re? publican mcxsciiKCift to aervo tho three comtruttcca of which the chainm n art) Republicans. A man who should have predicted auch a thin* previous to the late elections would have been tlioupht insane. The measure was introduced to-day hv Senator Wallace, the Beau who wai IraruuMtlul the eitra session in remanding Kcpuhliean employes of tho Senat? to private life. It was opposed only by Hl natoi DVuatahOjtjr. Kvcn the latter based his oppo? sition upon tho principle of economy in public ex? penditure, of which he has always been a consistent promoter. Ho expressed his willingness that the Kcpuhliean chairmen ohnuld have Repoblteatl as? sistants. He w ished. however, not to increase the ("11? ot Senate t lrp ,.\ ,s. SF.XATOR IIOBBILL REGRE n i l.. the POLICY 01" ROM action by IIAHP-M? >\i y HtOI IHSTASTEPCI. Ii? II IM?A comino SPFEi h. 'bt TET.RllRAPIt to the IBIBPBB.l Washington, Dec. 11.?Mr. Morrill, for many yenrs Ihe chairman of the Senate Finance Com niittce. and the very embodiment of sound money theories, says that he is sick at heart m omim <iuonce ol the policy of nou-actiou which a majority of both parties aeotn inclined to adopt respoetintr the tinan eital iccoinmeudations contained in the President's message. He declines to allow his opinions to he published, but says that when the subject comes up in the Senate he will then give expression to them in a speech. Several Faa'crn Republican Senators share Mr. Morrill'a regrets. The outlook for immediate. M staun in the line of the Pltuideut'l iccoiniiiciidations is not now lavorable. Senator Cock rcll, one of the most consistent op lMitients of Eaatoru fiaaneial thci lea, enid to>da* that he had not heard of a smgie Eaatoru Deeaecral w ho had changed his views on the financial ques? tion since last leajaOahj MR. MDONALDON FINANCE. THE INDIANA sknaiok AKI1AI1) TBUT DISi't'SSlON Will. HfKr iiis pakty?AIL IUI.i S TO M 1HKIED IN COM MUH: P.? g< MtBf All? IT Mil. mViiaky. [bv TEI.f c.RAPH to THE TKint'NE.1 Washington, Dec. 11.--Senator MacDonald was asked last evening it he thinks there is any danger of u split iu tho Democracy on the financial ques-, tion. " I don't know," he replied. " For my own part I am sincerely iu favor of lettiDg tho finances alone. They have been brought into tolerable shape by force of circumstances und i would not disturb them." " Do you think an agitation of the (.mention now would be impolitic t" " Very much so indeed. It would hurt ns in the West as well ns every where else. Ban I believe there will be no such ngitation nt least Lire in Congress. 1 think the Hayard resolution, the Yoor hees resolution, and all the rest of them will so to the Finance Committee, whete they will be allowed to remain. 1 believe that u majority of Senators of both sides of the .Senate sincerely desire this tobe the caBc." "Do \ on flunk Senator Vo <i]t< -s will le? s.il islied to allow his resolution to die iu the Finance Com? mittee's room V "Yes. He will get an opportunity to speak upon it, which is all he will insist ujsui. Of course1 he will uot undertake to aulagonize his party in a matter of so vili.1 Importance." " Wits uot the confirmation of McCrary surpris? ingly unanimous V " .Not under the circumstances. Tlie Judicial Cir? cuit embraces 1 he live States, of Iowa, Kansas, Colo? rado, HieaouH und Arkansas. The sir Republican and four Democratic Senators representing those States were all in favor of McCrarye confirmation. With (his amount of pressure bearing upon the committee it would have been BtUgUlur indeed had it stood out and rejected linn. I desire to have tins explanation made public that the true attitude of the democrats on the committee may bo under? stood and appreciated." " What will bo.tho policy of the Democrats in reference to the appropriation billsT" "lthiuk they will be prepared In the shape in which they passed at theixtra session. That is, the Judicial bill will contain no provision for Mur shalls [Chairman Atkms says a deficiency bill for that purpose will soon be brought in] and the Army bill will contain no pi <> v ision for the troops to lie usedouthe day*of elections. Then if the Presi? dent vetoes tliese bills I for one am in favor of lot? ting him do ns beat be may Without appropriations. I do not propose to accept the dictation of the Presi? dent an to how much money Congress may or may not appropriate, nor as to w hat specific uses it is to be applied.-' IN HIT. COMMITTEE BOOMS. SEVLHAL RA1MM'ad DILLS 1(1.1 l ltttl l) BY THE sen? ate com Mil II I?THE TltADEMAKK AMlNDMEXT j AC It ki D io IIY the UOt'St: commimv.e OX mam'i.u'fi ki:?Won in OTBBg commit i El:.*. lUBBUKAl nUBB ni-ivKil.) Wasihxoton, Iii-c. 11.?Tho Senate Committee on Railronds to-day referred several of the pending measures on its docket to sub-committees ns fol? lows : The bid extending tho time foi the comple? tion of the Northern Pacific Kailroad, to Sonatina RanaoU),Coke und Windoin ; bill introduced by Senator Buundetl BO grant lands lo aid of the con? struction of a railroad from Omaha to the Yellow? stone National Park, to Mantra, Eaton, Sanudera and Jonas; und Senator Coke's '* Mexican Holder " nilroad bills, to Messrs Jonas, ffindotn und Grorer. '1 he Friedman's Hank luv estiga t iug Committee resumed it> sessions to-day, and devoted several houiK to examining trnnscripts and reports made from the iMioksof that institution by the CoiUinit tee's experts. No further testimony will be taken by the Senate Committee on Privileges nnd Elections in the SlMjll'onl-Kellopg case before the holiday recess. The Bub-Ciaaaanlttee of the Hauae Committee on Manufacture-, consisting of Representatives McCotd, Hall and Beate? repot tad favorably to-day to the lull committee on Mr. McConl's joint resolu? tion proposing a Coustitutioual Ameiidincnt, giving Coni;iess, " for the promotion of tr.me and manu- I fj hut. and t<> cai mug into cll'ect ititernationa reaties, the jaiwcr to grant, protect and regulate the exclusive right to adopt and use trademarks." The report WtM unuiiiiiioti-iy adopted bv the full committee, mid Mr. McCual was instructed to ii peit the bill in the House nt the earlieat oppor? tunity. The report of the Sub-Committee H-views llie ontiie .-ubjed and stales the necessity inidei our treaty obligations, for proposed amend? ment. Two questions?" Is tin mbjeel ol rnfilnlaBl importance to justify the grant of this additional power to the nan l Goti rnaaoal I" und ?? is it ? matter which require- the l.< inslativc control of the National Government, inniead of the local control ot the several Stalesf?are discussed in the report. in uuswci to the iii-t ojaeatloB, the committee urges tin m cessifv of protecting purchasers of niuiiufuc lutt il (tooils. fioui fraud and itii'iositioiis, as well as the itnporlanceof ph.ciiigoui tmdfl and coinincice cu uii equality w ith t hose of other countries in this rt-speel. In short, the general use of I ratio marks should be encouraged as the insignia of honest.', und popularity under which the manufacturer sails to the world's niaikct. To the ?aOflaal QapattiM Ilm committee answeied: "It is a National mtfie.t nnd, as is the cuse v.'ith putt nts and Copyrights, Mat control of the matter should bo v. sled m ( nngress. Trademarks are not, and ennnot be. contiued to State lines. Ro State con ndeijuately protect her own citizens, much lev* those ol other Slate*, in the eXOB lea "f their right, aa uu Slate ci unlual law can Isi 11 amed to reach the offenders against tin m. The treaty-niaking power of whn h tl*is haa be? come au important incident is one solely within National coutrol." The report evaowdea with ao eat nest appeal for the paaa<fui of the resolution bo> fore the BoHdan, in order that the Legislatures in Maaion this Winter may Lave an opportunity to ratify it. The contacted election case of Itisbce against Hull, Hd Florida Insfrict, was to have been taken aobytheHooaeCoesaaittee on Flections to-day, bat, owing to the si> kii. m ol Mr. Bi|be**i attorney, toe bearing waa postponed until Jan nary 4, when the arguments will he heard. Tboeaaa rif Donneliv ?gainat Waabborne, Hid Mrnneaota Diatriet, wii] bp beard January & 'ihe ease of Bradlej tgaiaai Siemens. JJd Arkansas I?striet, bv agreement of the partiea, will be heard on Wednesday next. WASHINGTON NoTF.S. Wasiiisoton. Thursday. Dee. 11. IhTO. The President to-day signed the commission of dro. W. McCrary to he Judge of the Eighth Judicial Dis trlet. A general order has Just been published at the. War Department fur the Information and government of all c nceriied, embody itifr the circular recently Issued by tlin Kecretatr of tha Treasury concerning compensation to the follow mir rai'road?: Union l'n-itti, ('entral Pa? cific, Kaiis?? Pacific. CM teal Itraneh Uuiou I'aciUc aud Iba Blens City and Fat He gallroad The 1'ostmastcr-Gei,. ml to-dav IsMicd an order to the r >stma?ter in New York forlilddtiig the payment of any postal money oidci ? draw n to the order of Simpson A < o., at No. 10 Exrhang? -place, New-York, ami to return all registered letter*. The order I* bised upon therc port of a special agent that SlnipsandtCs, Blf engaged in conducting a scheme or device for obtaining m nicy through the mails by means' of false ami Irauduh nt pretences. I/Vr regular BfBOff O/ Contireuinnal J'ror'rdmqt tttIgSSSBd /?b'/. ] OMNBXAL QUANT iA CINCINNATI. A nitlAT I'OPI I.Alt Wl U ?HB? I WO STEH TIES BY Ol NE It A I. GRANT. Cincinnati, Dec II.- Oeaoral Gran! left Lnuisviile In a special train this BsflfBtBg and afftBOd here ahnut noon amid the booming of cat.mm and the ringing of bells. The special train ran into the heart of the city to the public landm;;, when- General OfBOl and party alighted In front of n grand triumphal an I an.'. gatewny bearing the ward?, " Tbc gules of our city open toOeoeral u.s. Ornat," The Rob. BaaJ itnln Bhatesteo tbeu In a speech, as representative of ail classes of Citi? zen?, welcomed (O neral OlBBt t<> OtBOSBOOtt. The General res pointed as fobows : I fei, etttseoa ol Ctnonioati and state of otdo, very grateful foi the welcome reu bBTS glyen Ute. T.'ic lan? guage of |h? kddl ess ,if obm OBM w lib n I have Jllst heal d force* from me this recognition. I am pr.-itdoftbls great disiinctiou, that I have tbetltlaof M American citiz. n, which u tha proudest title itrtt could lie allowed to any man. It uas laau DBJ fortune to serve the Ststc ami nation, ami I mm grateful to its soldiers who went with me and toah cd mc to rsoooi such servier? as I may have been euubled lo reader. Again I thank yon for the cordiality of this weieooM tendered me hj the citizen* of CtaelBBBti A procession \va? tlien formed and proceeded to Music Hall. Tlie street* weie crowded, and General Grant's appearance at every point was the signal for great en? thusiasm and cheering. Mr*. Grant was received by a committee.of ladle* and went direct to the OlbaoB Home. At Music Hail the decorations con?l?ted of a tasteful arrangement of palm* and ferns In great variety, and a mammoth fing festooned across the i ast end with the wont " Welcome" tu large, letters. Here General Grant was aecoinp.mt.il to tiie ?tage Iit the Reception Com? mittee. Mayor Jacob welcomed General Grant In com? plimentary term*, ami the General responded ns fol? lows : Mr. Matok: It 1? with treat grntiflca'Inn that I re tnm once again to my native State,and I am further gratified to lie received by the citizens ot tlnsciti mid Slate as 1 liuvc been here by you nod the people of Cin? cinnati. If I were In the habit of public ineekiog I could better give expression to the thoughts tiiat flli my mind at tills lime, but not l.i In. accustomed to public speaking, I will extend my heartfelt thank* to the citi? zens nt Cincinnati and Ohio for this greeting, through you, and I \ III mid what I have had to ?av on frequent occasion* ?luce my return to my own country, that my travels abroad bare served only to strengthen my loTB of country. Hy cnmparl*ou and by contrast our country Miami* out m better light than when you perceive It aloue. My reception* abroad, in every laud, have been highly grntifying to mc |.er?oii3lly, nnd very gratifying ii* recognition* of Mil* gnot land. Hut the . ompiti ison that I ?peak of MbOtWOBB a new couutry full of le sourccs not fully developed, and older countries that. have been occupied through so many centuries, Hint tlie resources iu some cases arc exhausted and In others de- i veleiucd to their highest cup; ? Ity. A traveller may en? joy his pa?snge through them hncelv. because he can see tBO ItOB ttOBBBIBB Ot antiquity there, but If he hu* to earn the money which It take* to so pt >orthim, BB would wish to have tiim?rlf back In flits grand tree Isnd. Again, Mr. Mayor, I thank yen ami (he citizen* of CiuctLiiati. The speech was greeted with cheers. Then followed a concert by Ilm TbiUBBSf?liaoslia. during whleb General (?rant retired and proceeded to the Gibson BoBBBj Ihe Times reports that walle General Omul 00000 the halo iMHOlat BViie 10 dai bo was infonoed thut senator Edmund* bud been tendered a Supreme Judta slap, til whteo be replied i "I bop be trill not accept u. lie ougbt to remain in tlie senate. He is too food a man to lo--c." At *:l.r> Qeneral Draal sat down to the banquet given him by the Bttlaena at Iba Orand Hotel. Trie- beautiful dining hall Was tilled ?Ith tables, at which plates for 870guests wore set, and all the guests were pioeeet. Gem ml Giant .-.it at the centre of the table of holier. Imming along the Berth side ot the hill. on the right wire Qorsmor Ulsbep, the iiou. w. h. I Qroeabeek, the Hon. Haasoel F. Moot, Mural llalstead, ! Harm I niton and tha Hon. a. F.Ferry, and OO the letl ] were Ji dg ? Taft, M iy or Jacobs, General Tyner, Richard Smiili, ? U'lgo M. f orce, the Hon. BeaJamln Eggiesfon ' and toe Baa. J. n> tteblnaso. Tha ressatBdet or the 1 Brilliant MMnpaar sat al tables laBlat ngnt angles to the table 01 honor. The lo.ista were responded to bv the Hon. W. m. Graesbeek, the Hob. B. r. Hunt, and IM.haul Smith of the Omtttte. Alter dinner at Mm g baon House, Oeaaral Graut t lined Mr*. Oranl at the 11 ecpttoa green bj Mi. ami Mi's. Washington MeL an m bis honor. Mr. McLean's foSHO BOB Baa elegantly deco? rated. Flea bundled lavilaUatM to tho elite ot the eltr bod been ktooad nml foot band red were accepted. Among these present acre Jedaeaad Mr*. Tafi, Judge aad >iis. Fores,Oovaroor Blahon, of Ohio, Ooreraor Btevenaoo,of KaBlacky, Mr*. Stanley Matthews and daughter aud Mis. Moiiitou, sister ol General Sherman. When the applause which followed Mr. Boot's happy speech had pattlally sub: :<bd, there was a loud call tot a response from General Grant, who said: I have listened to cvciy word the eloquent gen tlOBUtfl has littered, und I indorse (very OOtd ot them. If the g. nt'ctnnn aud myself have ever differed in polities, It ' ha* been because we yotid op|io.?ite ticket?, lor certainly ourviewsare the same. [ l.nugliter and appl him ?.Mi. Hunt hiltiK a Democrat.} m W H A tUtOA I* UNION, BObTOVi D<e. 11.?There is the beataatbop !ty for the rtatcuieut that the papers In BegOUBttOB betwafa the cid.f oaitlaa nave bean Bigaaa, and IBB St. Louts aad Ban Frincisco ltaili oad has vir? tually passed late the hand* of the Atchisou, Topcka and Santa Fl Jlaiiroad Company. The joint eoiporatlous are to ls?ui: bonds to the amount of BtoJWOJKtO, BBlf 10 be taken by each con? cern. This amount is to be Bsed SOk If to BBfld the tool from 1 he P munition of the afflbbjBO. To|>eka Htid p nit a IV' lloa-l to San Francisco. It la raid that $l'J.r>00.bi)O of tin f J5.0OO.0O0 of the Immtsof the new line to the l'aeitlc Have a icady BOBO ruDserihed for In BoatOB, llor ttl-.tr Loilwoy .v?e# ft Ktcor.d Jfgt.) COAL OPKSATOXa CONFEUMINQt l'Hli.M>!l rillA, Dee. 11.?A meeting of lead bjg coal men was lo Id la Olgbl at the COBfUMatBl Hotel. The 1.1 high Itcgioti wu* well reprrsented. Judge Eitbrop was present, as wa* also Vlce-I'resi dents Huberts Bod Cassatt. of the lVnnsyIv.inla Hill- I road. It was understood Ihsl Bll the aOOSOOBBl ? cve. pt Ing the Delav. arc and Laekanantia, the Delaware and Hudson ami the FennaylTsnla Coal Onsanaay bars urn i d to a lotui suspension from Deeiuioi r "1 lo Jaauarj ?". ahllc the companies named will only limit ?bau BfodaoUoB to ou< imui tanog thai tune BEBVLTB or a DMLtt WAMB AFTBAT. Wilmington, Del. Dee. iL?Hafk Dngan. who shot QsJOBfl Kichurd Ks WS last Ma) has heea found gBilty of BjBBalaOghBWi At Ihe time of the shoot In,- DBgaalrad at another man. but the boll" r> 1 It,,we and ktiled 1.1m. The trial was held at Ncw Oaatie. A WABNINQ TO oririt BMOKBBB. Reno, Nov., Dec. 11.?Five Chinamen WBtu burned lo death to-iUy at I<ovelock's, Nevada. ThBJ wercdruitk from Ihe rffrrta of opium smoking. THE BOSTON DKliT BMD?CBLX BOSTON) Dec. 11.?'i he total debt of Boston at the BUM ? of tbl* year will be M'J.359,81(J bj, being u decrease during the y< sr of ft,T9sVil4 FBAXOII haym n A< q| OXS9. Worcester, Mnss., Dec. 11.?In the case of Fn.ucl" E. HayOen, who has been on trial forth- ul leged poisoning of his sitter, the Jury came In this morn? ing, after having been out Just twenty hoars, with s Terulct of '?Not guilty." The verdict WU reeelvert with loud demonstrations of toy aud the prisoner wept. AFFAIRS IN FOREIGN LANDS. CniMAN liEYEKSES KEFOEIED, OENT.ROI S KFI.lt E EoR the french I'OOK?very OOU wi aiiih; III ei hope. TlM mail advices from the Suth American war indicate that the Chiliuns'liad iwen attacked liy tlie Penman commander, nnd foreed to retire. Tho proposed vote ef sympathy with In land is n f. md to disapprovingly in n leading German journal. Five million frnnrs have been voted by tho French Chamber of Deputies to relieve people in distress on Recount of depressed trade. Eitreincly cold weather prevails in Western F.urope. Ihe Irish trials for sedition have lu gun. THE IRIftH TELAL8 BEGUN. t'ARi n k os-s|iannox, Thursday, Dec. 11,1R79. Tlio session nf the ConDMfbl Winter Assl/ra opened tc- lay. Murihg the day several procca ?kins of Irishmen paraded the streets, and all ap? proaches to the court home wre thronged with people. A large fnr.-i'of c.iiiKtatiuliiry was stationed iibnnr the town, und petfOO were posted In strong force Inside Ifen eourf rmun and aronnd the hiitldlmr. Neither Davitt nor Daly attended to-.lay, their presence not helng reipitreil until Fi to iv. Ju-tir- Harrison addres-lng the (irand Jury MM tbey were only hound to tiud a prima facie case, and that the tnul will tat? place In another court. WOW AND 1< E IN EUROPE Loarooa, Hiauadaj. Dee. tl, i?7f?. Tlie weather contionea MTere throojrhoul the Kmgliim. Iba feine nt Paris turn nut been cotu l'klcly fn z u mer until ROWataee l-?!l Ho hard und riotlliutilis tl osis mi cm !y In the -. a- n have net hern experienced at Vienna since I s..'|?c Much snow has radon iu Motiv ami Calabria, rendering aoeaaiualca ti.ia dlfneelt, Tbi cold is still intense nt Berlin, in Upper snesi.i, where famine pre\iui?, me tlierinonieter in..iked U !., U m zero, r.ihreniieif,mi Tneaduy la<f PUBLIO RELIEF IN PRANCE. Paata, Thursday, Daa 11, 1879, In the Chamber of Deputies lo inj M. Le pbre. Minister of the Interior, it.nved a grunt nf s.ooo.oon nance [obeari ft,0011,000) to relieve tfea exist? ing distres;! trinu the finde di i'n sslnii. M LepafO dO* elan it teat tie accepted tba reopen at bOlty fi-r tea proper Uisti lliiition of tlie money, and demanded the adoption of ins notion m mi tupftetloa ot ooaBdeMt m tue Oov etuiiicut. The motion aria adontid by a vote of ?>24 to a. DUCLOfTUNEfl AT CAB?L. ly-MMiN, Taaraday, Dee, 11. lnTO. A aHapatch front Cabal to Ihe" Zlaaet eayn i ? Maat enaaaglng i Tldwaoa has baea ekhnuunt ?ginnst Yahiya Khan, the fatlier ln law of the ex-Ameer Yakcob Khan, In the ll-cnvery of a innunteil cn|iv of a large atunas Tarfcaataa bearing Major Cavegeerra name n. ill f. W ith the dale 1805, hidden 111 n box containing clot blag found In Yabiya Kuan's house." GERMANY AND TBE DM si I QUE8TI0N. Baaun, Tbuiadaj. i><c. 11.1079, The /forth Herman OosttU makes merry over Aiiiericiin Intel feri-nce in behalf ef Iba dis ilb ctcd Iri-li, nnd asks what has heconie of the Monroe doctrine, the suggestion ot mo r.'eti uce being an Invasion of that doctrine. THE L a w s o \ -1. a DOUCHERE CASE. Loarooat, Itauaahnji D. c. 11,1179. The Conti of Qneen'a Bench to-day, on mo? tion of the dr Vndaui's counsel, granted a rule etat for the removal of the I. i\v"u.-l.?hnlichere ilhrI case from tfea t'entral CrtuilBal Court to the Court of Qua* n's Bauen. THE NEW FRENCH CARLE. Palis, TfeUiaiaj. Dec. 11,1979. TIip offlcon ot the 11 \? Prencii Cable Com* panv deny that there is anv defect in tke eaide, mid declare [hut Ihe line w ill lie ujii lied fur tr.illi shortly. THE NEW BPAN18B CABINET. rxi'i.ANAiicN-? a sr\s*TioNAi. fCfeaOb Lojtdou, rburadaji Dee. 11.1-70. Tin: newly ajipoiiili 1! Spanien Ministers look tbeir ii,iu la tho Chamber of Lxputlea j esUucJaj. Premier ?'anovas del Cnstnlo, In niun um iug i tic forma ti..11 of the <'abtuet,-aid that ll>e recent crisis wns due to the form In which the Mil for eeoin inle icfnnns in Culia " as drawn up; that tfea pr. s nf tioveirun. nt ei|iially with their predcee..1.r-. WUBM sujiport a hill tor the abolition ot tdi.vetv iii ( aba, and would nreaeni freak prepoaala ti r a compronlae between ibe lutereata of Spain and 6ub 1 en lite basis of the 1 ejuel duty or all fteuaiatda to aapporl tin Ir sh-ir.- ol UV peMle burdeaa; laal the Mlalatn would d elite the qneatlona at laana impart la I y. awe. thai 1 bey wooM stonily sununt their prupoeals ?Ith refereace la CUfea. At ibeeouetuaaan ef tue Prwmier'a rcaaarkaaninter pctlattou was brwugbl forward bjru Mtaorlty ef the Couatliatloaal party/, aaklng h r furtber intonuatJoa re tpeetlngtfeeeanaeaof ibe recent oisis. Theftemlar statt d Hint he WOa obliged to K" to tin Senate, but that bo woara rertun Immert tatelt tad u)><\ to tfee ioterpeb lattoa, Tfee ? anatttutloual Dcputfe?atrongrp protested iikiiiust this coi.tac, uud coiia:iterable axeileaaauteu aucd, in tfee nudei ol wbieb tfea Pi content ?I the Cbao> ii. r nf iii pattea put 1 a ata bat and itec la red tnc sitting eiaaed. lin re waa creai eaetteuieat. Adtaueteb troai m. md to iht naaei aaya 1 "The dectaraiiou ot Pri ? ? > Canovaedi H aatillo la me t'baaa* bcr ot Deputiesyi terday waa rceelTi Iwllbatroug ex niToatoiia nl dlaappruval, ore ntetieuol Iba Cauaibwr .caviiiK Hie Huns.- in a lenii. A11 mil nat< d mid npri ari iMiaaUaea ilwi enaoed, aad the rcaull waa thai aaaouty Depollea approved ol a leaoiattoa loabaiata trwa habiag tin a aeola pending mi rxplauattoa und apob ay for what la eauaidorcd a breaeb of yriTlleaja." THE SOUTH AMF.BICAN FKHITIVC. movemrxto wntcn ioixowro rug OAProui of PtsAOt a?IHE CHIUABI PROBABI.T CBRTKBOa Panama, Nov. 'J'J.?Instead of folliiwing up the alike and gtrtug theni buttle at PthnOranae at Pete d' 1 Alnic.ntr, the CbtltaUO. after ctpturing PtOagUa appoarto have, gene late camp at Aejua BuatUiaboai rorty miles 11.nth of ihe Peruvian fnree?. The position la y have taken h a strong one, and Is In cnuinumici ttoa by mil witu Plsama, llirir base ??! u^eraliniis, Tlie allies appear 10 luve boaa oowfuaed mid confounded by the bold move made by the Chilians. Tbaferoea. Moatiy Paruvkaoa. anderOeoaeal nncmiis, iiuinbi r freau 10,080 to I-j.iski aen, and are sutlicii nt to harraiM und uuaOT the Chilians un? til Daca and Piade. now on their uaj from Aiica ami Taaua. cifeit a Junetfcui with thaw. This cannot be for aoWN dai s, ns Ike roaiL from thiise petuta to Petta Oraada are very bad. xna aoauatrp k) a aeaatt, ?ud a BMuebuig fores antai aarry eawytfetagi even la Hie water they STtUK, The ilist.a ce i. gboui 'Jimj miu-s. The .vrica and Ti'.cu.i cotuaana aiuat pasu tenr by the Chilian cniap on their march to Join BaaeatlBi unless ibej eoaata la to nasail the Chilians (retB the north, while Hit. adta aOhrl tkOW bat? tle from the aaaatfe, Oefaea any acrtaaaa aeaaeuatrnttana can be ma te aaUatnat the Chilian BOOltioti, there will be i.niple time to strengthen it Be thoroughly t: at the allies utllapoudtkelratroiaatkagatuatH for uotuiug. They are bOaartae lu artiiierv. mitrailleuses und tiaiiiugKuu. to llu Chilians, and should t!e? hitler ein.use In reluulu In then chtretiched cauip, is they now aceui disposed to do. the Baak of ui'i\ing tin ? out may be too giwat fee aba allied Bannen Jlit .sfac anil ItcruUt sayajiml before the sailing of Hie annuuot kVyta trooj Oallaa me fellow lug loteejrnw w.(a raearved ay the Praal lent trwa General Praatai Ttie t hiiiaiis bar? beau urtton bus la baa la c.iia?na and fkdoteo bj Oeneral Bueadia. Daaaeu a off tfee Ir re? treat iu Tai 11, and IkO Hj<h: Bttll cimilnucs lu BBB Anto? nia. The excitement afH hak I M und overvone was rejoic? ing in I.im?. On tfee arrival of tke Payta at Papa*, tho atheWl nauutnaaa waaoawBraaed. aad a private one had beauroeatTaet annonnotflej the defeat of the Ohutana with heavy hiss, s, but aahttUB tue cUIMUS aWonUaatUnOI that they had n sinned their o d po.-ltloiis. The new* I rathi r mixed apparently. A private lei I r reueived from i.iuin, Nntetnher 20, aay>: " Mam I? ul! hi troubte alMiut the reiHirted defec Hen of the Bolivians. Ib nerol Iiaaa luarcbed to attsck Ibe Cuiii.iu naub witu l^aM aaani n?i half-way from Ariea. balled, baattatad,aad turned back to Arie?, de? claring I hear, that lie lea red a re vnlll i lull iu I.a 1'uZ. tieiieral l'rado. in Iba Iioim-s of jet saving tke BUtMaOB, cave ord- rs tolleneral Buendla to advance and attack tin- i mHann at the head of the allied arBiy of 4,1*00 Baiivtsns and (i.Uoo Peiavtaau. He thinks that a vic? tory may jet do mil. h. Ihe order Was given on the Iktn, but up to now tOOtfc) we ban B? news of a battle. I expect to bear that I) ua has given ordera to his uicu not to tight." The bone of the Pernvlaua now la tbclr torpedo ser? vier, which they have audeaVOIWd to organise ihiirniigb.lv. A i.nuiiHir of skiibd larpedetata bfeea nr...el have lieeu employed for luontlm iii the work of pre|iarlUK toipcdnes, t?"ata. etc., but hitherto I bay have not been raeeeaifultp employed. The Dnteu baa re eairae atarptOa battery, ami is to visit me honth n ry sonu, to bOgla operuH"Ils on the ( Lilian licet. The s) g inn iidupicil ta tue Harvey, aud great lttulu uiv cx pt cted. nrj pnuoTJi conplict. 7... Star and BtrUuVPl l'isuguu letter of the 10th lust., sais "General Baindta, In bli offlclat report of thu battle of PlgaeUO, on the 2d of iMa month, corroboratea Ike atateaaOUt already pnhbahed. Tbr allies, with 090 turn -700 Hehvlnne and 200 l'eiuvlan Guards?held the I Invading forces st bay for seven hnnrs, until nenrlv 4,<>oO men were lauded, and the ?hips. at plsbd-abot Iruiu the aliore, were sending an Incessant sforiu of shot and shell at the scanty numbers ot the defender". The retreat wsa then effected In excellent order, and (j'eneral Bucudiu predicts that In the coming fight vic? tory will rest on the allied banners." As ( lull.in? lu.ve a new gunboat?the Augamos? earrying one 400-poonder and a battery of smaller guns, and said to steam sixteen knots with the greatest ease. Her commander promises to give the Union a chase If he can find her. Exchange at I.ttns Is 14 VI. Business Is almost iihso lutelv dead, and tue situation will be nude still worse win n the commercial lutenlirtlon with Chill gi? I MM effect. The law on the BObjeet, which la g* ueriillv re? garded with dlsf.ivor by the commercial con,tniu.itv. w* dares that all commerce between the l(e|iubl|c of I'eiu and Ch'll Is smelly interdicted ss long as the present war lasts. The Pi nsacoia, Triumnh. Thetis, llama. Vietorieiise and onward are in Pallas Bey. THK GREAT A8P1NWALL BTOSM. tvitdiVM UJimil BHlTB BOVK, Panama, Nov. ?'.>.?The WIM Ihm BJhBi at A apt u w? 11 on the l!?th bast, aaBBtted that a storm was threatening ?ndttwnu.il In-well to hare everything made snug among the shipping. Along heavy swell was tolling into the bay, ttie hortr. ,n was 1 eavily hung with portentous clouds, and the glass was falling rapidly. Steamers wne laying at their whalves wiib s'cam up, but tne saihng craft lay umvisi y :n their berths, and no effort w as made to haul them nut into the hay where they might trust to their anchors. The following day the windciiine up strong from the north, and tae s a rose rapuilv w ith it. During ti c evening the sf. ameis In the bay put to sea. The follow mg luorniug some of the efT. N ts of the storm of tin- t n ? flastt twi nt)-foiir hoan were manifest. Four vessels of those which had been alongside tin.' w harv -i bad gone down Btuinsj the night, but not BBtfl each one had done all the injury possible, to the wharf lo which it was made fu?t. The line of w harves alonjr the whole water front STBS daaiagod. sotne very si i Ions'v. The Pacific M.ill Compaiiy's w Ii ill has -lift.-l t d UM liiopt seriously. One hundred IBS I w clily feel of the iron pilm ; Is gene, und 800 feel ot the roof. It will east B100.0?O to repair it ihe rallraad sasa pan.\'a wharves Have prob.ahiv sufferi d to the nn oitnt uf a2U,00O No injury wooul hsvo boon doaeto these whaives had the vessel*, coal ami IiiiiiIkt ships In en hauled out into the stream on the lftth lust. 1 he next nay It was too late, and fot a time, us long as their 1 Ot I lasted, tin y stood it out, but soon broke adiltt and bass pad about against i in- wharf after the other until they sank. Tile tosses arc follows: The French bark Gcoigtne, with .ICS tons of coal; Norwegian hark Albatross, with 350 tons i mil; Allieinau brig Aih Id McLOoU, wIth ."ill tons coal; Amciieati bftf I'.. H. Hub, in ballast, ami UM Amii icaa setiuoncr Mersaut ... l'.-acc, m h I a -1. 'total, two barks, two mi,, ami one schooner, ai <t 1,389 loos of aoaL Tue sehooaer st era x ISraorlrsnl p U lae gab-out at anchor and suffered no damage whatever. The A. J. Ilonn. i, with coal, rode- out the Moral with tie lo-s of herraddar. The bark ttratitade, la ballast, ai i escaped, Ihe damage doue the railroad I* consid? erable. BOtraiuscjii hui through .'or some time, la addition to minor damages, two | lata of the RaitJOOtlSI Bridge have settled oot of Iras ami render it ii (possi? ble to aouttnua IraBk over it. The tck graph Itu. n> still Interrupted. The water on the road was luily two HMM higher thau ever has been known. A MOW IM THE CANAL DOALD. MR. D.iltsIir.IMKR assaio sci'KRINI KNOKNT CLARK, AND H .NUC.SC. S EU ACIb Of UOVi.lt.NOH ROB? INSON. Ai-iiANr, Dec. 11.?At tlio meeting of the Canal Hoard to-day a number of petitions wero pre? sented and n-fcrred, among thorn one from merchants and forwarders, asking that preference be given at the lucks to packet express boats. Mr. Dorsheiiuer IBtd the latter petlilou w'oald bo referred lo the Committee on Commerce and Navigation. Mr. Clara objected, saying It should be referred to him. Mr. Horshelmer said Hint was n fair sample of Super? intendent < lark's assumption of power, which m It tier the Constitution nor the Legislature has assigned to bun. He said ttiat siucc the time Mr. Clark bau filled the office ot Superintendent ot Public Work? he hud con strut d the law in defiance of !!:?? opinions of the Attor? ney-General and other eminent lawyers that his acts wcic In perfect bai moiiy w tth tae uicu with whom he aftlliated. It corresponded w ith the Governor's acts, who had veloetl every hill passed by the Legislature possessing any taiotsry virtue, as also any bill for Iba Intcitsts of the people. That on the otaer hand he signed every bill detrimental to (he Intert sts ef Ihe peo? ple and the time had arrived when such arrogant as? sumption of power should cease, that Fujt-riuteiident Caik had Ih-i n ptoitit ai .ries to superintendents all summer who had not been mutton/ d to act as such by tin* Canal BotWd or any other legitimate power, that the OoVebnor had llgaed a bM for boUdlOg a litt-brt.lgc at Foi t Plata, wbteb t-iil reosoved all the guards ssorisV d lei by the people lu their legislation for over twenty years, to prevent extravagance, theft, peculation ami fiaiul, BBd w hielt ?000 lo >up-rihti tul. nt Clark exclu? sive power to Incur expenses to any amount. Dnrtog his remarks Lieiitenant-Gtivertmr Hotslieimcr also n! hjdad its saeeoatta terms to what woo,haeald,oooe known 01 the ?? Tilden star < number Hniulsltion "?tho t mal e OSBBMI -ion. hupertnteedl Dl t ark denied flic statt :n..ut- of fin Licu tenaBt-Governor, aad said ha bad always acted ander tig atlv'cc of the Attorney-General lim eetltlen a as reft nod,as dltoafi d by the U eatenaat*0averaoe. A inimaev or cl nins for bjSeal and other ?ervlass for sm ul Bsaonnls aero also preseoted and allow ed, a re? port was preseatsd bj BTr Oleest ? Booeratloa Coopasaa W, A vary, el Bvi aonao, snpertateB48Bi of Beeilen 6 at the Uric Caaol, from the ehutv--s pi t ferred against him. Adopt, d. Mr. Bei asoar art seated the ploaa ami ipoclBaallotui for a IWlOg brt Ige Bl Foit Plain ; also estimates, for flic ?*me nud a resolution placing aside fJ.GCti 75 for the work. Mr. Dorsbclaser said he aid nor think the Hoard had a right to t, ka any Bellen iu tho ssotter. Mr.Bey taenretfed the legtolartvs nets m relation to thesabieet,aad BeettoB8ef Article 5 of tin-Constitu? tion as saowiug ttiat he had some rights in the matt r, mi l In- wanted the line as between his own powers ami tOOOOOl IBBBnpOrtOtOBl id Public Works drawn. Mr. Dors he later said be oonM vote m farm ot the re? olutloa. IL- did not think it right to allow tin- Bupt'tla ti l ilt-lit to do the v.ctk. The lauislat ill e w olllil be in session in a few weeks, and then they could sue how iim-\ srootadtheweehpane. Hewoalrfmte htfavorof the 11 SOlBtlOB 111 Ol der to settle tile iplesfioll of power. Mr. Clash, with .Mr. Oin.-tf. voted ?? No," BSM IhOPO* malulug mcinbersst tti- Uoard preseat voted (ortoe resolution. It was dsBlared lost, however, as tia-re were OOly four tm mbcrs in faxoroi it. Aller ?oiisid. rln^ a claim tor s-.l.titm on the part of J. A: H. DiewBi ibe Board adJonrned unni the lsth lust. THE UTES 8UEEENDEMIN0, LOS PlMis AOBMCT. Col., Dee. 10.?C|,i, f Oeanj eaasa to the Bfjeaey yesterday wtth one oi tin- In? dian prtseoors aolla I tor by UM C laiailsaieo BBd turned ban over to Qooeral Rateh, reasarklaf that the others would be nrrt nd ? red ,\* soon .is ci.jiturel. Ih.- Com? mission v. tti reeonroMBd that the wmm sUver Aanoey be abolished, aad thai the Berttaa ef the reservsitea forraerly eecopted by ihe white nves Utes t?; ceded to IBB Government. LAND OFFU i. AI ALEAS T. Albabt, Dee. 11.?AI a BMetlag of the f'omtU'"Sli?I'ers of ilie Land t?(II -e to-day flic New-Yoik Feiry COeapany made- application for slants of inail under wnb r in the Tiilrteenth Ward, Hrookl) u, w hich were grootad. The trustees of fsmmut Aadrewa, Oa Beasad. applied tor a grant of laud tin ier water in the Twaoty-toorth WTardof New-York, which w is c'anlvd. Henry D. Sa} re made applicatl-iu lo purchase an islsnd Opposite Hie town of l ar l.i ckaway. The application whs tallied. _ tl'HillOS IS M. II -./;./. nat. Ti:knton, Dec. 11.?The Committee on Technical .?schools, of the Stale Board of I).Iu, at,on. nave BBBBOhBaf a BBb BOOIOllttea to vistt similar scbools lu oiler Suites, and aserituin the steps lo he lake a lu tin ir establlsluuciit. ABCHBIBBOP BENNi /'l/\f;. lllLWAt Ki 1:, Wis., De. IL?Archbishop Ilennl, who was pntetrBtH bya fainting tit last Mindij, is sill! lying very low from BhyetOal w. skiic-s, nltliough lie retains his full BOfjrOffOf mind. Ibo attending |ih> slciaus think his coiiditlou sxtrvBsely cr tteal. TMLMOEAPBW NOTi at - ? BTJMIsAJsT at OTTAWA. Ottawa, t? :t., Doe. li.?Barglan robbed Cba tele's 11..thing store last BOjM of OSBSO m Ute value of o,.i *.o,' OB TDK OOhBOUDATSO rank. M-iNIRVai, Der. II. -The Consolidated Hanks ilirf. tnrs say Ihe assets may la- ssM SS u uuanclal lustitutlnn ; If so Uteie will be nn rsll en tie- rhsjObsatOBs a new canadian hK.NATOH. Toronto, Dae, 11. it is aonoaoeetl that Hugh Nflsoti. ex Member for n'e? \S est in.i stei. has been appaluled Henator from liilllsh Columbia In phu t- ul the late DrTCanoU. NOT l.NUltTED. Pbavidbmob, R. L, Dec. 11.?The Qrand Jsry of iIn- i'htlrd states C'lrt ait Court ha? de? lined tu lu.llct Ntehol sou, the soiiUt-r whowas rbarred with murdei st 1-urlAUaius. At QOI I 1Kb Of mi KUKk. Wii hi siiviiio, l'onii., Dec. II.?in the trials of William h. ?? M and Eraok aiiolh. oliargsd with UM Boicdrr SfJohfl Alslailv St NsDtlts.ke- id last t?e.ober, the |utlrs lull si t m. uu retuiDtd vcrdlcls wi uvl guilty In both esses. TIIK POLITICAL FIELD. , THE MANOAMI'S CASK IN MA INK. 4 a DFrmioMr ix tiik m it aoainst skckktauy corn kxpkctkd to-day?a i'.osion pbiim0u1 pm tiik rppral op tub i.ioai^tkxokb clacsu? ax a>ti-di:mockatic ri m m uon pj um Thi inandamua cnae against Serretary (Jove of Maine was closed yesterday and a deci? sion will 1m> rendi u d to sjgj The or? gan of tlie. .State Government announces that the return* from eeve ra town* in which ItYimblicnn menilxTS of the Legislature were elected are defective. A petition, for the repeal of the i< nnj>h salt r clense ha* been tiaTnon bj iiTim-mi. ! bonshooa1 men of Horton ami foiv,; piled to Washington. In the Union League Clah last njnjkl Hush C. tin whine oafcred i tenant tion that no morn Deaaocrnte he admitted to tho dub. This w.ia opposed by Jackson S. Schultz, and the reso? lut inn was laid on tho table. Tho iittcuda.no tat members was compatalively small. TIIK n.OT IN MA INK. TlilT MAVDAMIS t'AMT ( l.osl I>-1 ii K DKCISfON to bb t:i MilKID to-day? Ul POIlTI D HCIKtlI IB ihk PiKTt'itXA prom 9P.VK.RAL lltl'l BI.ltaN ToW.NB. AOOOOTAi Me., Dec. 1 i.?The hearing ifi the man? damus la.vi against Sccref.irv (iotaVM continued to-day, Mr. Qenh) arguing fur reaaeeatOaasH and o. D. Bnknr( of counsel for the petition r. rcp'ying to hi* nrpumcut. Tho Inuring finally ended a' 1 p.m. Judge Virgin went to I'ortland : uis afternoon, and his decision will lie rendered to OOUnoel to-morrow. Ihe Maine Stamlan?, the Democratic organ of the State Go vein men t, announced to-ilav in a ?eiiii officio] lone that all the returns tor Ifepreaenfati vo from I'oiiland, la w -too, Saeo. Augusta. Hallowell, Hath and Pod. land boVS OUWO taehnlcnl dein f, and that the Governor mid Council will reject them. These cities elected fifteen Re? publican I.epresenfativos. The most couimen ?le? btet ulleircd is that the returns were signed by thieo Ai?l?nnen instead of four. Iu Portland the defect w ,s in using the word " scattering.'' Ilelfast is also mnhi stood tobeamouv tin- di-enllancliiss-.i clties.on t:ie ground that Dr. Brooks, the rcprcs titative cl? ? t, i. an examiiiitiK-surgeoti of pcli?ioliei>?, und i* therefore in* ligible. Chaihs H, Hounds, who made the charge of ille? gal uuiendii cut of returns, was lie fore the Onternet and Council to-day with rcfrrenco to the r> turns for county otlicers from Washington County. Hounds is a candidate for County Attorney, A somewhat angrv interview between the Gover* nor and Mr. Bounds followed, and the latter stated that he had come to inspect tlie returns lor county officers by specific appointment, and that he would l>e ready t<> proceed with the charges prefetn d by him whenever the fiovernor and Council should order the investigation for which he had a-ked. The Hon. Andrew Hawes. baring been reinsert the privilege of correctitip informalities in the re? turns for Cumberland County, Bdanuaaed a communication to the Governor und Coun? cil to-day, say;ng that he believe* there aie certain errors in the official return* of votes from Cumberland County, which an ex ii U statute ol the public laws of 1*>77 givi s In in the right lo correct by orhei.il re enrda, copies of which he has secured and now holds for that purpOOU He is also inloimcd that the Hoard declines to allow any such curieelitns to bo made, on tho ground that the statute is urn institutional as aimUnu to the elect um ot rjeuatere ami I.c present at i ves ; that the time within which sin h corrections can be made will expire with the 17tb instant, when certificates of i lection must be issued; ilint there ia mi h-uul method open to him in which, he can obtain the opinion of the Supreme Court of this State upon the constitutionality of tho lee lt.iresaid before that time, but the Governor ami Council, er either of them, can re ipnre tlie opinion of the Supreme Court on that point at once by provision of tlie Constitution, He therefore pmjra that Ibe opto Um of the Justices ot i be Supreme Judi< ial Court of the state may be reejuiiUBieotosrhaeheg the whole or any part of the scatutiini 1-77 is uu aonetitntapnni, and if guy putt, what part. REPEAL or THF. I.KGAL TF.NDFR ACT. A nosrox PBrillOH sioxm. Ro'TOX. Dec. 11.?Petitions for the repeal of the I. i gal-1 ender Act, as far us it relates to Irnled Btntee notee, nud signed bp u large anas bar of in flaeutlal oltinena el Boa ten, wan nurwurded today to Iterare. Morso and Field, the 11 isfon lf< picsen tatives iu Congress. 'I be sin*non ba the petition pray for the adoption of the "j iint resolution now before one of the com? mittees of the Senate, providing for the abolition und repeal of compulsory legal-tcudcr power now given by law to Tiunonry uotes nf the United >: .: -; boeUUOa we behsVVB that this measures, it enacted into law, will then encourage every legitimate business enterprise, will revive conifdeuce lu penunueut tnveatmenu, w ill gtvecx ? led employnw'Ut to labor m all Induotnalpor suils. will areiire to honest labor its just rewards, a nl gii ?' stability to si -t v doportnsont nf business, and diacournge that spirit of uncertainty which breeds diaajtrona uctuatlens in pnc?s." Among the signers are Charles Planets Ada ma, George William liallou >\ Co., Frederick O. Proice, VVTIliani (Jaetou, William Gray, Base, Ksndn I it, Co.. H. U. Hougbtoo, J. S. ttowdltcb, Franklin Huven, S.miuel C. Cehhv. Alpiieus Hardy, and nuiie ion- oTIicr leading Citizens. DEMOCRATS IN mi. i MOM LaUGUB. a m mon wt Boon ?. nawniaa that no uum:si AOMITTKD?oppost i lost BY JACKUOSTB. scm i.Tn ?Tili: Mol lo.s tnOU 0. The I'niou League Club bold ita monthly in n l lag i.isl Blgbti Owing to tin; iselSSBOM we.nlier there was a uiiich smaller utleiiduncc than usuaL Aaaang tlrnse present were cx-u ivrrnor Kisb, f- ill tu H.Wales, Hamilton 1 i-ii. |r., OntSUOl Kilsh C Hawkins, Dexter A. Hawkins, A ricinus II. Iluluies, (Jen i nil K. T. McKinuie, OVnUVtthl P. IfsaeS. KMintt K. gbepard, Jacbaan h. behutta und Prma iiutier. A sreat deal ot routtno bussaaaaeoaueeaad w ith tno maa ag?H III nf the club was ttrst transacted. A deli lie mi a political subject followed, which WSS IBUmail to with keen interest by nil the members, and by eons Store ao, apparently,than ex-Governor Fuh,who area eating us abnlmno, (Mauel Hush fx Hawkioa OOeredonaOlUlleO providing that no more Dituoeraw should be elected member* or the club. In sup? port of this he mud': a hHUg and earnest ?isech. Tho UaauraSB of a National Administration enntrollrd hr Iba .-.ini gouts were depleted by him, and tbo Dai.rata were ebarated arttb preparing to gain tbe next Preat deln v l?v fraudulent menu ?. lb sod that the Soulb e-auld uot be tniateit with the controlof tbe Uovernmeoi. a- it wit- jet hostile ut heart load Hie prtueiploa establishedbf tho war. ItWOUPJuet loyally carry out (!>? aasaudsnanteel the (Masatttsanan, Daana tbaamaO> . urn nin es it wa* important that the club should he tit one spirit. It tbe Democrats shou'd cnlitlnue their at tempi in gam the PreaMenc} hi Imuduhabl mcmia IS trhi he cecessuty for tbe eluh'to speak out in opp.i-ItloB In such an ilfml. ihe seoaaaaa of a few D-'iiiocrala ill .s ?? i a .nil ?hell tile time cone Int I he club in net might t row aaMOarearSSBgi It would theretoro be politic iu inline to e\i liide them altogether. Mi. Sehulla oppuMsl Ihe pa swore of the raaolailoa on h>o anansnd thst it was not ? i : asay iraul that the Slab onirht to take sueh a step aa Ilia, euilsidlesl 111 till- ip.ii nil.in. It Mi.Ulli he .lltli ,n|, III ll|sn|illllull,tiidecnle the poltO ? nt -nine mi n that ?er? nropuecMl fur meiiib->r?hip, lu aooctuatoa he sanvod that tin rasaeaisoa i>e ssaassd aar aaiaMMaaaataacpraaaramsaE aa there, was a scautv uttrudance nl members. Ibe ssottea wna adopted. t'etonel Ilawklua aatd past bo ?niibl rail up tfee resolution nguin nt an early it ii Man.? no min is after the meeting ?ald lo hau that tbey approved tfee reeotattou ami boiK-.t that it WOUkl l>e passed. I olonel llanklii* aHerwnrdi ffereU a raaoltttii.n pioviiliugti'iit none Put picture* by American niMsl* id ailh)e ? m tiikeli fuilii Aioern an hlstnl) sllnllld be bOttffht by Ihe Alt < .ninniitee. He criticised tlie re? cent pa eh.i .e nf a hini.li r n( pictures br loreian artUU' BUd said that lu Knglaud and France the his tin ten I pteiurw* included some of the k lea teat jeciiirea lo tbe national gsllerns. Cyrua ! , tae s cel..i T nt lue Ari I', i.iliillti?, defi loled II. . aetl ueft hat eouunttlrera buy tug certain picture* rceeail) . Mint limo d tout tin ii mi,ul.i.ii he tabled. Tbo i.i. .i. n wasaatopted. Tbe taeeilag area ifeoa aasjenrnsE '1 he na miters Owes Hie asseniiiiy riMiui went to a rooai ou t'legrcHiud II.hh- ?here ihe An OaansatSbPS had hung aimut llfly oil paanasagja. In ibe eeutre of the room wua a statue o; Bra by Thomas Hull During the evuumg H vmo in ived tint a siibacrtpliou shell'l be aiui'ed to b'?y the a'at lie. It* coat la VStOOO. A pkturte In tho gallery were by American aittST*, Hler?ladt waa ropreaeatod by bte nalaOaata "lasnbing an the Yoseihite"; S. K. (itttnrd \>y hi . " Miinris. .hi il ^ Matter born"; *.rthur I'artnti by "Strrl'tig Castle "j Kliliu Vclder by " The l^ileaiion cd Ihn SplttliX ' ; A ll. ilut.l tiy two pielures, " Mtuiilna" kliU ?? K?eii ug " ; Ailucr 0ial 11> h) " ?Hd Dtitik, Ssiiiiii-i i 1-iauii, U< " , ... bert Uaui by ?' The Cuuiu Vire."