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? YKSTKKDAY IN LONDON.
POLITICAL AND SOCIAL NEWS. ATTENTION Still. KlYtlll.I? <>n siikkkiki.i??MR. TF.SNYSON'a play a kaim'rk. The principal topics of political and social interest in London J ostcrday lire referred to in the t>|M>ciiil cable dispatch printed herewith. The Stielliclc. contest continues to engross the attention of public men, whi'e in dramatic circles the failure of Mr. Tennyson'* new play excites comment. The Napoleon meino li ii eiivc hau virtually subsided. Mr. Whist 1< i is txnuii ig etchings in Venice. TOPICS OF fHBTtllli INTEREST. TUK IIBRRAL UiMMBHI spirited contest at siiKrnri.n?joiiN bright on amep.ica? tuk pram.t. (C\ CADLE TO Till Till' \> ' LondoK. HmyrJay. I?ec. 20, 1S79. The popular demand of the Liberals for the leadership of Mr. Ghulstono is temporarily denied. Officialism triumphs, and ihe Whigs retain control, llr. Gladstone declined personally to second his friend*'efforts, Fail Grant ille and Lord Harting ton coutmue ;he nominal chiefs. The social in? fluence ot London, landowning timidity, and the selfish alarms aroused by Gladstone's Midlothian deelar.itbo) , pee more powerful with ttie party managers tl k t!ie manifest demand of the great majority of Lb< Liberal party. TI'F siikffik1.D CONTEST. Pri"ate Liberal ad vice? express much apprehen? sion in regard to the Sheffield contest. The whole Catholic inrJiunce, the Duko of Norfolk leading, supports the Tories. Nearly all the psetido Liberals, formerly supporting Mr. KocbucK. opposed Mr. W.iddy, the Li1kt.i1 candidate. Mark Firth, a lead liiK local benefactor, supports actively Mr. Wortler, the Tory candidate. The Irish vote is divided; the priests support tbo Tory candidate, wbilo leading Irish Member* of Parliament advocate the cause of tho Liberal candidate. Mr. Mundella, the Liberal Meml>er for SLellield, yesteiday pledged himself ready to provo t hat the Government had resolved to annex Afghanistan, and had ordcieU 750 miles of ladwav to be ??? :,-:iu ?'? ' tl.. re. Milhr. an ..l.Miid peison, who MM iicminally a Kepublieau candidate, has withdrawn. Strong Jewish efforts are tieing made for the Torey candidate, but Mr. Cohen, J'.aron Kothsehild's nephew, advises the Liberal Jews to support Mr. Waddy. JOHN HK.'GIIT'S TRIBUTE. John Briglit's line eulogy of America, at tho Free Trade mcetuiK at Kochdalc, elicits numerous acrid comments. Tho Tory journals castigate Sir. Ilright nd Atner'uri, equally. Mr. Bright partly excuses American iTotection on the ground of the necessi? ties of war. Eis declaration of the impossibility of his making an American visit only reaffirms the resolve he baa often privately expressed. Doubts respecting his health are the sole reason. THE IRISH UISTRESS. The Duchess of Marl borough's letter soliciting aid for Ireland ia considered an official admission of the severity of the distress In tbo Western db> Maa The Irish of all parilos welcome her pro? posals. The Duchess writes also to the Lord Mayor of London, who promises to help. It 1s believed that her appeal foreshadows the purpose of the Government to give substantial relief. Tho Gov? ernment papers now say that the distress, while rniitiued to a limited area, is undoubtedly severe, and urge employing the Irish church surplus in relief. tur napoleon memorial craze. Tl ?? national memorial to Prince Napoleon is abandoned. The Westminster Abbey statue, it is believed, is also relinquished. Private friends ap? plied to the Duke of Sutherland for permission to cteetastatuo outside Stafford House, which was granted, provided tho statue is approved. This ap? parently ends the national Napoleouio demonstra? tions. thf. tichbornk claim 19 T. Professional opinion is divided in regard to the ?pplii itio:i to reduce tho Tichborno Claimant's Im? prisonment to seveu years, which it Is reported Is based on the American precedent in Tweed's and other cases. The granting of the flat by the Attor? ney-General does not prevent his opposing the ap? plication. The papers profess horror at reopening the ose, but tho question is purely legal. Tho ar? gument is expected to take place in February. tknnyson's nfw plat. 1 he first representation of Tennyson's one-act conedv " Fulcou" at the St. James's Theatre was a complete dramatic failure, notwithstanding careful pii p nation and costly mounting. Mr. and Mrs. K ndal wero ansuited for the chief parts, but no actors could securo success. The piece tbronghont is merely versified narra? tive, and wants action and dramatic Int. rest. The management placed " Falcon " as an afterpieca, anticipating a catastrophe. The an di> nee cmtained numerous friends of Tennyson, i here was some app'.anse, hut the public received the piece with perfoct coldness. ? oli> love " successful. Brouson Howard's "Banker's Daughter," under tho title of " Old Love," and now much modified by Mr. Albery, has been produced at the Court 'ihea tre with considerable success. The critics say it is among the most prominent recent dramas, not? withstanding the hackneyed subject, mr. IKVINO complimented. Mr. Irving has received a letter from Mr. Glad? stone saying his Skjlock has given him great pleasure. I.1BKRAL OFFERS. Scribuer & Co. offered Mr. Kuskin $100 for a abort article on the cathedral of St. Mark's at Venice, and $1,000 to Browuing, the poet. Both refused. mr. WniSTLF.lt etchixo. f Later report* from Venice report Mr. Wnistler as completing a series of twelve etchings, under a con? tract w ith a London publisher tor 5*3.000. tub princess loci sb. The Priucess Louise sails for Cauada on Jan? uary 'Z'l. c. w. s. the mom partly room. LONltOK. Batarday. DM. 30, 1879. A dispatch fnmi Berlin to The Ttroessays: The Ktver Rbie.e is frosen over from K 11. ihelui to the upper Ittieinjcsu, and persons cross ou tbe lee at Bingen. Silt FRANCIS HINCKS ACQUITTED, Montbkal, Dec. '27. -lu the Court of Ap p. to-day, Juatire >m delivered the JadgineDt In tt.ecascof B:r Krauel? Hiucks, found guilty of sicbide a false aud fraudulent return of tbo account* of tbe Consolidated Bank. The Court held that Blr Frr.ncls was not truilty. Blr Francis wu warmly congratulated by bin friends, but there kiik no demonstration. THE BRITISH G O \ E It NMF.NT'S DEFENSE. AX IMt uHUM M'V Kt'll B| THK. CHANCELLOR OF f ' T1IK KXCIIKQMH. Lunik?', Batuiday, Dec. 20.1870. Sir BfaJbld Northcote, Chancellor of the Eicbcg?LT, delivered an address to-day at a great Con? servative demonstration at Leeds. He Mil a detailed reply to the recent speeches of members of the Liberal thirty, and complained tbat Mr. Gladstone'* comparison of tue r\|N'ndltnrr? of tbe Liberal and Conservative gov ernniriita wo? fa'lactmm. nn he made no Allowance for the extraordinary war expenditures necessitated by the Ea(t<Tn complications. The tone of Mr. John Brt*ht'? reeetit speech at the Poltet banquet, he said, was remarkable. Mr. Bright bad gone a* near u? possiblo to recommending a lt-piih lic in KnKiand, and In comp ?rliie lb l'nite<l States with tbe liaitlsh Empire he b:id pointed out that tbe wide extent of tbe latter was merely a cause of weakness. The C hancellor asserted that tbe policy of ?iovernment to Afghanistan waa one of defeuce, not of annexation. They still adhered In the main to the policy set forth to tie Treaty of Ytindamuk, tut! wished Afghanistan to receive a gar eminent suitable to Its population, so that the country nilttbt form a barrier betwecu India an 1 any Power that BrightI'Utir-iarh wptm It lie assured his auditors that the tioyerntiivut was concealing nothing relative to tie Situation lu Afghai i-tnn. # GRAM IS I'll 11MH Ll'HlA. MORE FE8TN E BCBNS& A PUBLIC RC1IUOI. M0BPTIOM -(iKVKItM. orant AS a iRAvritKO Maw HIM IHM HU?OH IHK MINICTPAI. HAMjL'KT. iFtloM A STAF1 < oltKESI'ONI'KNT OK TIIK THIHt'VE.] I'ninnn i'mia, Dm 'jo.?I'he programme of the Grant reesptkM VMtM lone. Even with favorable weather it wouM have lieen difllciilt for the commit? tee to have carried the public along with them so many days whou the holidays are close at hand. For two days the sky lu ? heo.i cluudeil, und the, interest fn the proceedings Ii is dragged. Tn-uiorrow there is I to bo nothing like a town show, and on Monday the only entries in the pntgCMMMUN a visit trGirard College and a reception at General Kohert Patter? son's house. The hOBQesI at tl.e LTalon League on the following evening will bring a ? cry dull g; 1 \*cek to a close, (iener.il (irniit will then have Im a', hing space, during which he can brace himself for his journey to Mexico aid* Cuba and his reception in New-York next May. Whether Nicaragua i? to lie one ol his halting-places it still undetermined. I :io luleroccamc t'iiiiaf aas dropped on: of sight to-day. iMi man im rat k. Tho frequency with which General Graut refers to Iiis civil administration when ho is conversing with l.is intimate associated indicates that the I'res dcucy is constantly in his thoughts. He has acknowledged frankly at various times that be made many mistakes when he was in offn e,and that the kisurc which foreign travel lias given him has enabled him to review his civil career and to und out where and how he failed. The inference, of course, is that were he elected a tram be would not fall into error so easily. Some of his frionds assume that ho is anxious to have a third term m order to demons!rato that ho can ho as successful in civil ns lie was in military life. The speech which he made yesterday at the Commercial Exchange shows the direction which his thoughts have taken. While apologizing for his lack of preparation in addressing the most influential body ofcituns la Philadelphia, he un? folded, without pausiuir for a word or showing any signs of hesitation, certain ideas respecting the commercial policy and consular service of the United States, which were evidently the outcome of observation and reflection. The merchants were enabled to judge for themselves whether he had kept his eyes open or closed w hile ho was abroad. A man cannot go about the world, mingling with the lerfders of politics and society in every capital, withont accumulating informa? tion which would be of direct service to Li? own country were he to bo called upon to conduct the administration of tbe Government. In a word, the man who had had no education for civil life save his studies at West Point, and who had been abruptly called from military headquarters to undcrtako the complex responsibilities of the Pres? ideuc.Ti has become a travelled man?a thorough man ot the world?fully abreast with the times and conversant with civilization and political govern? ment the world over. If the General did not say this outright, it was an easy Inference, and Mayor Stokley a few minutes afterward pointed the umr.il hy a distinct reference to tho probability of a thud term. While General Grant has made no sign, and while many of his cealous advocates choose to assume that public demonstrations liko the reception in Philadelphia are distasteful to him and that be mauifcsts extreme reluctance to return to Washing? ton, every one who bus watched him and the swarm of admirers bunging about him with honeyed words is convinced that ho wants the third term, and will take the reiiomination if he can get if. I he most modest man in the world would also have to be the least ambitions if he could resist the temptation to do what no American statesman bus ever done be? fore bin?ocean the White House a third time. This morning the General's rooms were again be? sieged with callers. At noon he escorted Mrs. Grant to a carriage, and drove to Mr. Childs's house, where they met at lunch Mr. Evuits, ex-Miaistsi Welsh. General Qosbora, I* P. Morton, of New York, the Rev. Dr. Morton, and others. tur CUIU>RI:.n'S PAIIADlC. The school children wore to entertain the city's guest fluting the afternoon. A long line of boys w as forated m Bcoad-eVi the place of honor belag taken by the pupils of the Central High School, and tho escort d<tailed from the bajra* grammar school*. This proceseion, after forming in lour divisions, i!igjcu"d to Mr. Childs's house, when it was foe lowed by General Grant. There were over 3,700 boys in line, marching four abreast. General Grant was conducted by this juvenile body? guard to tho Academy of Music, where tho school girlahadalready aaaeashled. Ilm body of the hall and the gallei les were thronged uith little people, and the stage was occupied by a swarm of pretty girls in white. The General was heartily greeted when he appeared in one of the private boxes. The exercises included an address of welcome by the president of the Board of Ivlucnti >n, i short speech by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and various choruvs and hymns. The presentation of bouquets and baskets at flowers was followed by the linglofol Whittier's " Centennial Hymn " and the " Star Spangled Banner." Tho music was remleied by o chorus of 1,500 voices, including l,20JNor.nal School girls, and there wer.- in the ball as immv n> 3,400 girls. The boys did not enter the Academy, hat marched to Mwor St<'kely*K house, w here they were dismissed. General lirant made a briet reply to the address of welcome, and before he left tbe stage twentv-fuur j little girls, with one of tho Normal School | young ladies as leader, filed before him and dropped each a boaaUjOi nt his feet. The reeeption was a beautiful spectacle, and tho General's party were loud in their expressions of delight. Secretary Evarts. (??vcrnoi Hoyt, Mrs. I?on Cameron and Bishop Simpson wen- ja tins group of visitots. TKLMQRA run NOTES. LOCKKD in tue ic?. Ainrenjarooea, Ont.. i>ec. 20.? The propellers Milwtii's" <? slid Mslue are lucked 10 the Ice on Lake trie, near OulchoU'-r. ...1 UIM.V A'ilM i - I'lMBBUAM.IV Bot in si. k. V V., Dec. *'o.? Cflrtnry writes to Mr hlMislo Out )?? w.H r?? Hmilsu under the j.n ,t 1,1 terms la April, either ?t WashlUKton or barstofs. A PBttl 1 OARmUCN. Bmkiov. Dec. 20.?A matiufacturinir eeaiBOBf iSfcn a prlie of S6,o<M). to he compet?Ml for bv auy oarsiu< 11 of the Unit? 1 HUtea. uuder Ihi satinets ot Hie Knistern llowuic As?ociaUuD of RosUMi. The raon will Use place June, IT, 1BhU" THE MORRliSTOW N WATKR DIKPfTJE. M<?HHIsTOWS. N. J., Hec. 20.?An insurance com pinl tijreatens to cancel some of II? uollcl^slf tbe wster sup Blr Is cat off on account of (he pemUuc dispute. Tbe Aque an'ci ' ouipauy holds uat uo piospoct of an linuiedlale ojroe. meat THK DKnTs? OF A CATTI.R DKALRR. I'H'hiA. HI., Dee. 20 The liabilities of Thomas Hull, ralUe flealer. are now brllered tobe S4o0,0f>a. Nothinc lias y?l hern heart from Iilui. aiel 'l<-t" tive? .ir>- luoklnc fm hin All mo creditors are very reticent. Mime bsve u<? a ?crap Of PSPW to gee* ft* iSouaajMUvt duilan uf ludsbtO't THE SCENE OF HOSTILITIES IN AFGHANISTAN. The accompanying map shows Cubul, tho Afghan Capital, ami its environs the Sliirpur Cantonment*, wai n- General Roberts ts besieged, 'be mountains among which the htll tubes of Afghanistan nre waiting for an opportunity to Inflict any possible lujniy upon British troops, J lalabad aud tho mute through the Kliyber 1'aas to Peshnwttr, whence General Pabeita In anxiously looking for relief. Whatever tho necessity wbicli Induced General Roberts to evacuate OstMi, his present posltlaa hi the WUtpM I .01 toimu rits, two miles northwest of the Capital, Is very critics! asid tho eause of gre.it solk-itnde in England. Tnls anxiety is naturally increased by the recollection of the dreadful fate which Ki.shsh soullcm h.ive ne t at tho hands of Afgh.ms In the past, and pnrtlcularly of laaMsH and faul ret rest of the Kugl.-h troops through the meiintalu* In 1842. General Boberls ha* with him ahout 7.000 men,iin<l It la believed tint hi* supplies will suftleo for a live mootDs'siege. His po-ltiou Is tolerably well protected more )\vr by ai 1 ill. lal ,!,/. Ag.uns 11>- - ? advantages, however, must be reckoned opposing forces at least four times as numerous a?> bis own, and the men? ace of an advancing army from Herat. At best the pacsage of the Afghan passes Is a difficult matter, hut 111 :. Id winter the undertaking Is terrific. The Kbyber Pass, over whteb the reinforcements from IY?haw ur must tat!? Is believed to he now In the possession of tho enemy, whose resistance may he stubborn. The British forces within tbe hostile territory are Matci, It is feared. Tt was reported that General Cough, who was expected to ke, p the road from Jagdill.m to Cihul open, bad been al ad by the attl tribes, but the latest i;ews indicates that he has left th? fort at Jagdallak. The situation of Generals Bricht and Ma.cphir?oii is not deflottely known. Aft-r a recent meeting with Gen? eral Gooafei the foinicr marched toward Peshawiir and the latter tow.ird Qsattf, Another perplexing and Itaratag tlemeul In lue Bilt.eh situation Is the uncortaiufy as to tue ilispaftttanef several of tnc native tribes whose friendship had been counted on. Altogether there is excellent reason for lue anxiety which is felt in Hagfciasl THE AFGHAN CRISIS. DHABATED ANXIETY. GK.sntAi. Nnm mix is a critical hkhiow A 1.1. AFCillAM.sIAN AltOUSEP. The critical state of Afghan affairs con tin imm to min deep anxiety in England. The state of public feeling is indicated in Um special cable dispatch printed herewith. The Queen shares in the general dissatisfaction. It is supposed that General Roberts will be mb" 1 ? lied within a month to light his way from the Shirpur cantonment. All Afghanistan is in arms. _ AFGHANISTAN IK ARMS. GRAVE COSCEKX MIIIIMIIIII 0,11 UM VICTORIA dispi.KA8KD ? a imwitl OUTLOOK (BT OABU TU TUE r l;: i I > ? . London, Saturday, Uec. 20,1879. The Afghan disasters excite general alarm and Tory consternation. The Queen is reported to bo greatly distressed, and publiely blames Lord Lyttou for suppressing and distorting information. There are many demonstrations of public indignation at tha official duringenousne&s. Tbe press, long patient, now denounces the infatuated, insolent restrictions imposed on correspondents. The result is perilous for tbo Government. The private remonstrances arc numerous and emphatic.^ The best authorities on Indian afhiirs say that General Roberts wai ?ftaflf ignorant of tbe enemy's preparations, and was obliged finally to fight his way around Cabal to the Shirpur cantonment where ho is completely surrounded. The Bebmaroo Hills command the position bum the west. Gen? eral Koberts's position is extremely critical; but he may hold out, provided the reported supplies exist. It is doubtful if the supply of water is secure; fuel is abundant, but forage is scarce. The number of effective, troops is now reported at 0,000, with an equal number of camp followers. It is expected that General Roberts will be compelled within a month to light his way throngb tho enemy. There is no possibility of reinforcements advancing be? fore February, the transport service being deficient. The German staff derides the lmbooility of the Indian Commissariat Department, nnd regards General Roberts' position as most critical. The Queen considers the mistake so grave that it is reported she is disposed to abandon the Ministers Afghan policy. Thu English papers, while admitting tho serious? ness of the situation since General Roberts' com munications were cut, assert ostentatiously that there is no cnuso far anxiety, but pro? found anxiety, nevertheless, exists. You can meet nobody who denies privately that thero is anxiety. Liberals and Tories equally, admit tho necessity to reconquer Cabul; nobody knows what next. The evidence is irresistible that all Afghanis? tan is In arms. Every assurance which Lord IJeaconslield gave has been falsified by events. The "scientific , frontier " has vauiahed, and a friendly Afghanistan is impossible. ? G. w. s. THE GENERAL SITUATION. GENERAL OOCGIl'o FORCES APPARENTLY AFRAID TO advam i . London. Hat unlay. Dee. 20,1S79. A dispatch from Homliny to The Standard, dated Dec 19, says : " It was reported on Thursday that Geucral Goiigh would proual ly retire upon 1'ell eruu. throe miles west of Purkats River, hut It Is now i ? !i ve i that bo will remain at Jugdalak, aud tbortly clear away tbo Glulzaia iu his frout, Geucrai Arbutbuot's brigade Is distributed along the road betweeu Guudaiuuk nod Jagd.ti.tk. Contrary to expectation, tbe trine* :.. ..w Jt halaliad continue quiet. " Had General Bright advsuctd with his whole force, doubtless tbe Mubuiunda and Afreedls would have nscn, but the system of forwarding troops from Jellulabad only at reinforcements arrived rroui I'etbawur sffords tbeiu no opening. ?? On at efToN* are making for a a|>oe.1v eoneentraflon st IVsbawur. Many BStlVfl MiaoSS aaVC t< udered tb. tr assrslauce. General Roberta's ttatement of bia ability to bold bis position, aud take tbe offensive on favorable opiMMtuulty. have been so positive Hint tbe auzlety at first loll ou behalf ot tbo garnsou in the Hbupuroan loiuuent* 1? much abated.* An oftlclsl uiapatcn from General Bright, dated De? cember 13, iiifuimed the Vire.oy of India test If Geu eral Gougb was unable to force his way to Cabui witb hia brigade, he (General Bright) proposed, as soou as urrangemeutt eou'd be mad ?, tu bold tbe posts from India to Gundaiiiuk, aud advaucc oti Cabul with a dlria tea numberlug H.OOO Uicii. A telegram I l oin 1'i u ran, dat d to-day, says: "Tuet? Is no senoua tigiitiug. All is well." Toe Bnaaiau proas Is very violent In It* rifllliilsais on sflHirt in Afgbauiatau. Tue UuifUe. -It Ml. l'tlrr$burg aaya: ''We mo?t camlidly confess that Russia, would not break her heart in tbe pmbaiild event id Qeaeeal Roberta' column tbarlag the fato of Cavaguan'a eui batty." GOVERNMENT ASSCIiAXCES. 'Calcutta, Saturday, Deo. 20, 1879. Tbe Government of India has published an explana? tion of tbe military situation m Afghanistan, stating that General Roberts has ample transport and amionni. tlon. Besides tbe twrnty-thrae cannon belonging to Mi force, be baa 814 captured oauuoo, man/ of which are ? ilflod. Hi* entrenchments can easily be MM by 2.DO0 men, leaving O.ooo free for nffcuuTe operations. Oenernl ilrlsht has lL'.noo men iirlun -i JunMOOi ard ?TagdnlaV, witii thirty cannon, two nr.nth-.' supplies and i 'triplet, divisional anil hrlgad" transport. Including tlio forces at Catidahar an.I in tho Knrnui V il?"T the total llchl force m) men v ' Din guus, which Is considered ample for r .en! r. quircuicuU. THE Sl.'.V siMi; t t>\ TBOLLMMfB STAIF. Alii an v, Dec. 20.?Cohtroller-elect Wads north fees mads the following appointments: Deputy Controller?Benrj Gallien, of Albany. Actoitiilaht?(icorgc Secly, of (nwcgo. Wamnt Clerk? Willi* K. Merrlmuu. ol Albany. timlm Clerk?TbonMa H. Bebuyler, of icti -cU-ly. Ueneral Cfrrfc?Lcgramt Benedict, of R-iisselacr. Stationery Clerk V. N. Chase, of Erooroe. Chief Tix (t.rk- Sidney W. I'.irk, ol Bensselaer. He has also appointed the following Tax Ott i KS1 Mar? cus B, Williams, of Delaware; William H. Van Allen, of Albanyi Oorge W. BOSS. Jr.. of Albany; William EL .Singer, of Westchester ; Allen Comslock, of Washing? ton) T. H. D.v of Sieuben ; Edward Fond.of Mnuroe; and Alnieiui C.irtwright. *nt !>.!>...: The i-Histunt agent to cxatame aucliouccrs' account i will be Chas. II. Win*, of Albany. MISS HOW Mil) HISS THE BELT. CLOSING 8CKNKS ATI Mi: WOMEN'S WAI.KINO MATCH ? ,-1'l.Sll.IrU HuN or THK PJtlZRS, Between 4,000 and 15,000 people witnessed the finish >f the women's pedestrian contest at the Mud Ison Square Garden last night Early In the afternoon the result was a foregone conc!u*lou lu favor of Miss Howard, and during tho evc.ilug, although sho re? mained on the track, she was not called on to exert herself. Maritima Tobias also took matters easily, as Mm Massicot, her competitor for second plaoe, only had MflMsal strength left to enable her to drag herself srouud tho track. Madame Auder soti lafl tbe track soon after 6 o'clock, and was not seen again. At 10:45 the referee declared the contest closed, and summoned tbe eeotOSteata to tho front of the scorers' stand. He then In a few words presented the belt to Mi?s Howard sud tit tho same lime handed her $1.000 hjosak. He also handed to Madam Tohlus $7.">o, Miss Mi d 990O, and Miss Rawell * |r?'50. The gold med.il for the neatest nnpcnr'ug wotna'i during tho eli? tes'was awarded to >fi?s Edwards. After tliepn/es ked bei u presented the conloatanta walked once around the track, Mlsa Howard weiring the belt. Tbe follow? ing 1st be scoru of tliuiwi who were In lbs race at the llnisu: Howard. t.i Ida*. Mansicot. Rowed. K ilbnrr. Madame Anderson. ( ainrrou. c. Anderson. cnshltic. Edwards. 8?>.S lj? Chspelit Ml Matron. 1W4 Veruon. M??7 Cook. :t?4 Andrew. 331 Jacobs. s.ttf Horton. 144 Kockw?u ... s09 Carito. 1WSi| 278 "TO ?04 2?0 ::n 210 IMS 13(i CLOSE OF TUE DAI IiY FAIR. The International Dairy Fair at the Anicri cau Institute closed last night. The at'eudam e during the day was good and ihe:e were as ma-iy present In the ? veiling as on any evi alng tinee the openlug of the Fair. Secretary Evarta was expected to deliver an addresi but did not appear. A short speech was mado by .1. Si. Grlncll, of Iowa. He referred to tbe prominence which that Statu baa attained lu dairy producta, and the great resources of tho West for all fcladSOf fSfa HOtasta A Sttvot medal for the best daliyeawwas pres'tited to James Neitsnn, of Now itru'iswiek, N. J. The medal for tbe second best dairy co? was awarded to Mr. Pecker, of POOlSt Ilrothcrs. milk dealers of this city The prise cows were Zwartcap und Lady Fountain. A silver butter-trier v. js voted to the moat DO paler man in tbe butter trade, and a cbecao trtol to the uioat popular dealer 1 ucheete. THE TRAGIC AFFAIR AT RICHMOND, KY. Cincinnati, Dec. 20.?A. K. Little, who was shfit and killed at Richmond, Ky., yesterday by James H. Arnold, was a lawyi r of ability. He had been a Kop rsS0Otati*e In the Kentucky legislature, beatdea bold Ing other positions of honor in tho Democratic party, personally he was a brave, fearless, quick tempered man, of warm Impulses and liberal views. He was an cleetor for Urceley and Hrown In 1872, being then twenty-low years old; sad he distinguished himseir in Ike canvas* bj bis fllOSr sort forcible apeeches. James H. Arnold, who did the klillnc. la also a prominent man of the coiiitnnntty, bebig one of the most aeeeeeeafel dry-goods mercuauta who ever did business In Rich? mond. The murder wsa owing to bad feeling, stimu? lated by a recent dispute abjut property. Arnold and Little were married to ?wters. A COTTON sir: tun: DC BS ED. Morilk, Ala., Dec. 20.?The steamer Maggie Iturke, of the Montgomery and Mobile Line, with noo bales of lotion, was burned at 10 a. m., at tbe wharf, lu half an hour after her arrival. Tho tiro broke out mi BBaV denly that In a few minutes the steamer was one ma>? of flame* and burni d to the waier'j edge. The lo?s Is ?75.o00. The boat and the con on were fully covered by luauianee. _ RESULTS OF THE COSY 11 "IS' I.E.I F. Trenton. Dec. 20.?John Sawyer, one of the two criminals who made a desperate leap from a railroad train on tho Pennsylvania Railroad, near New Brunswick, white manae'ed together, died on Fiiday lu consequence of bia lijan -s. Wi'luiu Freiem ks, who lOSOM \. ith Mm, Is so low that uo hope of his recovery In entertained. ? DAS" RKE lil.coMEs AX EI\IS(iEU8T. ST. LOCDJAj Dec. '2.K-" Dan" Ivice, the fau - oqs circus man, auuouuced lust nisht that he hau been convened and that he will at once enter the field aa an evangelist, lie baa had an Interview with Mr. Moody, who ia now holdluir meetings here, and will probuhlr In gin bis new career by speaking at Mr. Moody'a meet lugs. ^ SIX PEItSOSS III R1EU IS RUINS. > WiLHHfOTOM, Del., Dec. 20.?Two brick houses lu course of construction bets fell tan afternoon without a moment'* warning. The properly wm com? pletely wrecked, and fire men and a boy were borled In tho mini. Claries Kuth and Is'wls l.vneh,Jr., a ton of the preaent Street Commissioner, received aerlont In? juries. All were extricated all to. OBITOABT. WILLIAM McKFF. St. Loits, Dec. 20.-Mr. William McKee, aenlor proprietor of The (Hobe-lMmoerat. died very sud? denly of heart disease about 1 o'clock this inorutng. He wns alzty-four yours old. William McKee, who has won no litlie notorU'tv In connection wltn the whiskey rinn frauds, was born Insullnan County, N. Y , September ?4. 1K1.Y He was of Scotch-Irish descent. Wfcen flftceu years old he began to learn tbo trade of a printer In the oftlo- of The S'ew-York Courier and Enquirer, and w;?* after? ward appointed to a clerkship In the counting room of tl at JouruaL When Major Noa hleft that paper McKee went with him into the olflee of The Ktenimj slur. About tblrty-tlve years ago ho went to 81. Louis, where bo engaged In tbo business of Journalism, and where be was at diff-rent time propri? etor of five diflerent newspaper fsMblbhtnents. lie printed first The llarnburner, the flrat Free Soil newspaper published in Missouri. He founded Tht St. I.miit Itrmorrat In company with William Hill. He Bold out the whole concern in 1*7- tod. W. Fuhhieh. and with Mr. IIiiim i- began the puhl'calloii of The di<>be. which In 1x7.*) was |o!tied with The Demoerat, under the title of The Ulobe-Uenwcrat. Mr. McKee i. b:st known as having been connected Wiih tbe great wliis?ey frauds which were dttcown d. and upon which t r^se--minus wc:e n.i-i d. dmlng lac term of Sncivtary Bristow. in 1S7V True bills for com? plicity In these frauds wen- found against McKee und ex-Collector Magulre. The ease was brought to (tin! lu January, i**70, s^d aaeaaamatf much rxtftcoMnt McKee was, with others, found guilty, nut gie.it effoits were made In save inm from the consequences of Iii? crime. Ho was. however, sentenced to a term of impris? onment, hut was after some tune pardoiicd by the I'n- > dent. In 1*77 ii civil action was brougbl by tbe Government against Mr. MeKee to recover double tbe amount of taxe*. or Which the Cut red States had been defrauded by the unlawful i moral of wiilskey from IBS d I * 111 lerlesat divers persons. I'lie amount wlueli tin: Oovciuuieul undei took to s-ei'i-M was annul ??oo.OO0. To this tbo defendant pleaded that lie baa been ludieted. convicted and punched lor tbe sanv offence, and that lie had been pard.iiied by the President. Tho court held the pica to be a good one, ami tbe suit failed. Mr. Mi Ke.? in- I p?sc.?cd of a fortune of pmh.ihly not less than $1.(M*).:?M>. Ills iiablls weie simple, suit bis manner of ii ring frugal und tirimirive. Ho waa Usually called D.-acou McKee, and PI inters knew hint us " Uncle Ilnly." It. was never a writer, and for *r feral ?e.irs had tal.er no active part in the management of his news? paper. JTJDOI At:\l llAZKf.l'IM'. JaJUfTOWMi N. V., Doe. 70 Jwig? Abner Baarlllnr. slfjaiy sit rests aal. iMetl ai aaea tn-.iny. Bs was graduated at Will la SM College ie 181.%. Ho was a ?estate of ib.- Mate AaaaasMi hi ttSaVfl)a ? member of ''ougress in 1 c -u.itv Ju -Ige i i 1 >.V.), and Special County Judge In 1 *>7:i. lb: c.mt.uu d to practice law until a week ul-o, and was probably tho oldest practic? ing lawyer in the ?tute. RAILWA F /A TER1 8TB, ORGANIZATION OF THB central OHIO. COLCMUt s, Deo. '20.?A syndicate of New York capitalists has purchased the Columbus and Sandy Creek Valley Kallro id, and the road-bed of tbe old At? lantic iiud Lake Krio Koad (known as the Central Ohio Railroad), and theswo anes were consolidated last night. The articles of Incorporation, under the name of the Ohio Central Railroad Company,nro ready to be filed with the Secretary of Slate. The directors of the com? pany arc Psoras i. Beeey, Weisten it. Kiown. Qeorae i". Stone, t. II. it. I.vuiau and John T. Martin, ol New York; Daniel P. Ki lls, of Cleveland ; C. R. dimming, of Chicago; Charles Foster, el Fostoina, obio; leases! Thomas and D. W. Caldwell.of this city ; aud Calvin L. Hryce, of Liuia, Ohio. It la tho Intention of tue eees* punr to put the roud in operation at once if local nssist uueo is ottered. 1 he nort h terminus of the road I? at Toledo. The capital slock is $4 imm).(mm), xbe finished portion of tho Columbus and Sandy Creek Valley Road will be equipped Immediately, and it will cost shout ?1,000 par Bilk to OOBSpletS iho road-bed of tho old At? lantic aud Lake Krio lino. ? TnE NEW UOO&AC TUNNEL BOAD OPENED. North Adams. Mass., Dec. 20.?The first regular train over tho*fli>*ton, Hoosao Tunnel and West? ern Road reached h.io at 12:03 this afternoon, well 1 aded with passengers. It was met at tbo depot by a Urge crowd of citizens snd enthusiastically lecei \, d. The road Is now fully opened for frame, and the general offices are to be opened here. OnCIMsTAxTI M:w RAILROAD. Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 20.?Governor Bishop, of Ohio, President Clements, of the Cinciuustl Houthera Railway, snd other prominent citizens of Cincinnati, were here to-day tu t?e interest of tb ) Cincinnati South? ern Ratlwsy, and were much pleased with the trip, and feel sue of tbo success of ibo enterprise. They received much courtesy here. THE ADIRONDACK RAILWAY. Albany, Dec. 20.?The following report has been received by the State Englm or from tbe Adiron? dack Railroad, of which Thomas C. Duraut ts receiver: Receipts from passengor?, $'2 7.4 s 5 &S | freight, S?44.(t4.'i i other sources, $l),453 2?. Faymcuts for taMuspoiialioii, MMSO Os. BITTER FEE US ii 4 MONO THE CHEROKEES. tn im'iax IISJUUTORT tribes ri'ady to fioht ie A territorial oo vi) It N Mrs r is es tar u-nKD?a delegation of chkrokees comi.vu east. St. Loony Dec. 20.?Colonel W. P. Aduir, Assistant Principal Chief of the Cherokee Indians, ar? rived hero yesterdny, with a delegation from his nation, The delegation will go to Washington. Colonel A fair ?aj s the members have been instructed by the Couucll of tho Nation to oppose any change In the present form of government in the Indian Territory, snd to collect from the Government a very large niui of money due the Cberokoes for their lands. There are thousands of Intruders in the Territory, Colonel Adair says. Ho also says that there are not ten Indians iu the entile nation who favor tho establish? ment of territorial government over them, aud that his people are In as good or bettor condition than those tn adjoining Slates. Owing to a severe drouth last sum? mer, however, his people fuilcd to ratM any grain, and he suys thst ho will have ?o arrange for a lonu of money from the Government to purchase breadstuff's. Speaking of toe proposed establishment of territorial government in the Indian Territory, Colonel Adair says it will be uppos?d by all the civilized tribes, even to tho employment of physical force. These tribes, lnrludiug tbo < In-rukees, Cnnctaws, Cbicasawa, Creeks, Seminoies, Osages, Wvaudottes, Sources, Delawares, Baawaesa and several others can raise, lie sa) s, soino 15,000 soliuiers, most or wiom fought on one aide or tbe other in tbo late war. Tbero am tinny elsht nations aud tribes aud parts ot tribes in the ludlau Territory, si) of whom would unite lu such a crisis, _ CRIMES ASD CASI'A LTl ES?BY TELEGRAPH. accidental death < >k A m'e.AM-?hip officer. Nkw-Okleans, Dee. 20.?Henry W'illiains. ehief officer of the ateamshio New York, fell Into the bold id that vessel, receiving fata! injuries, from which he has since died. MCRDEKF.R meVTKN(TI). CINCINNATI. Dec. 20.?ttcoige Price, colored, eon. vlcted last Wednesday of the murder of WVlie liock. a to. ii . i merchant, lost ?? un i r. baa beeu e<*utouied 10 he hanged mi M ay m KILLED RY FALMNO BEAM*. KloRs, Out., Dec. ".'O.?Po-dav, while raising the beam*of tIm Cieillt Valley Rillway euglne house, ?n? of the S.'.- i? i-? ? ? aiei Ihe fading lliubrrn slnklna Michael lulluwiicr, sille>l buu tniitantiy. 0Ojfs)ltlKDriVKUKDn in NEW ORLKA.vh. NEW-Orleaus, Dec. '20.?In tho case ol Victor, allsM Hebe l.ao-te, i liaised with the murder of Police officer Suuiiage last J uly. the jury ha* returuml a vvnUet of guilty. forokry AND mCICIDB. Topee a, Kan., Dee. '20.?D. a. Rudolph, a real eatste dealer ot tins city, waa arrested rrsteinay on ? charge of forgery. He took BB opporf unity lu being aiiciwed to c>n ?alt ?UM hi* atronter. m go Into SI a ?nie?, prueuio a pistol and shut hlinsult tu Ibe botst. cin Vi ct kd of an old CRIME. Xew-Oiilkans. Dee. '20.? 1 uomas Wall alias feeBStj fSinllh. who Mbbed the HoulBarn Kipntan ?IHoe in this citv cd ?Ui.UOO eleven years ago, sad waa recently arreaied in Chicago, ..a.- plratlrd guuty. lie baa oe< u remanded to prisou. a WEDDINti 1 EArsT makkki) LoVDOVi tint . Dee. ?jo?a lemeuuldo arenleiit is-, hi re?l st a wribbns- ti alliitj- In I^?bo j>aienUy. l(i>t>ert e ?innbell, on occssshui of the uisrrlago ot hl? brotSsr, t ut u ?nn to flre a luluie. l'ho gun hurat. sliaO^riug his aims Into fragflieiita, .on: sending a Vinco ol the metal ihioujli id* bead. 11? died iuaUuUy. a li NAtlf -> KXPLAN.ATti'N. Cliftun, t'nt., Dec '20.?Lcsvitf.*, who perpa tralrd the asswult ou Dr. Mewburn In Siamford. wa* bt<c:?ht bstoiaa pollcv luoslstrate bore to-day aud apprarsa Mate ralional. He attlriua that veaterday be sr.i uador tbe OoiiTlciksfl that the devU bad toM hha u> kail the bist pel awn ?hon. be met. LsSVttSi wa* reuiandod. ??anoT to ecAUK, not to kill." roRT Havfn. Mu h., De,-., 510.?Charles Howard, aou of tbe Hou. Ileniy Uuwota, waa ihut and lustabiiy alilesl bf James Mulligan, S saloou.keeper, rail, lb la mvnilUf. Ho had g-'UOtu the ?sloon tor a lunch, but IBs pla- ?? waa ilornl and In- was refused a lmliUnc e He then ktartid n?a> aud had Roue rlahtr to t when MullbtSB shot h.ui I'lie latter ga. c bliasoU uv, *u4 said be saot Vi sears, not to hall. NEWS AT THK CAPITAL. rOLYOAMY-ri.\si | lUPIIfltOM DELFOATK II.'.VHN OMAMHNI MlfH I4TOM ?_ WIVES?a ?1 at KM kmt BT MR. VouB.HI? BE OAROIM1 III? Bt'HINKsS TRorBI.m. A petition has Inen rm ind in Wellington asking that Delegate (.union's right to a sent in the House foe investigated. He is charged with having six wives nod it is said the law against polygamy it violated frequently in Ctah. Tim substance of a talk wilh Mr. Vomhia regard? ing his business troubles is given in n dis l>aU-h l<> The Tkibi sk. An effort to have the Census Supervisor* apportioned between two political parties is focing Malta EVADFNt; THK I'oLYCAMY LAW. a CITIZEN Off V I AH ASSK15TS 1 HAT MLMAM cajc? NON HAH MX WIVES?A PETITION roh AN IN VK4TIOAIIO.N IX HIS (A?K?how THK law IS fcVADKO. |uv Tt.LRGRAPtl TO fffM T?im VE.| Washington. Dee. '-'<? '<nii?! facts <?f interest touching the suhjeet of polygamy in Ctah have been developed here within a few days. It was recently na id in a Washington dispatch to Tun Thibc.nk that Delegate Cannon, of Utah, had Taken atifth wif.s. Mr. Cinn 1:1 ?fierwu l denied this leport. I here Is now in this city a gentlemen from ( tali who declares that Mr. t auuon has not nulv a hfth hut a sixth wife. A petition has re? cently been received in this city pr.ivuig the House ol l.'epresentafivea to investigate Lb legate Cannon's right'to a se.tt in that body. This petition sets forth that Mr. Cannon promised the authorities here to ret im to Ctah and endeavor to persuade the Mormons to abandon polygamy. He did return to Ctah, bnt Instead of trying to in lin e bis people to abandon their unlawful practice:! he coutiuued to advocate tho doctiiue of p.ihgamy, ai.d even suggested methods by which the laws ugaiust It could he evaded. It is said that one of bis suggestions was that 4 whenever a Mormon desired to matry two, three or more women he should have the marriage ceremony jierformed with all simultaneously, so that it eonld* he sworn that there bad been but one marriage The pelition is signed by about twenty-live ladies of Salt Lake City. One of the signers is a sister of the Ben. Sehuvlcr Colfax. Representative Willets.'of Michigan, has jnst r?? eoived ? letter from a prominent citizen of Ctah recommending that the general statute of limita? tions be amended so as to except bigamy" from its operation. As the nut i-polygamy law is now construed, the marriage ceremony constitutes theollenre. As the Statuts? of limita? tions burs a criminal p . ecutiou after three years have elapsed, a Mormon is only obliged to keep a polygamous marriage secret that length of time in order to evade the law. Mr. W,!'??(-' correspondent mentions one case of this kind which has recently come to his know ledge. A lending Mormon selected a young girl, fourteen or liKeen years old, whom he thought he would like to have for a wife, ami took her to the endowment House, where he was married to her. Then ho sent her to her mother's home, where she remained three years. At the end of that time he took her to his own house as his wife, ami was able to snap his lingers at the law. In another case when the preliminary steps wero taken to prosecute an old Mormon for a violation of rhe BOti-ffot*gamy law, it was discovered that three years and four duvs had elaiioed since the date of Ins last mar page, and the prosecution hud to lie abandoned. Some facts illustrating the close relations which exist between tho Mormons and the Cte Indians have? been ohtuincd from a trustworthy source. It U said that the Ute chief, or hoau man. Jack, who Agnred In the recent troubles, is a Mormon Sffteel Ho was raised and educated, it is said, by liishop Heber Kimliall, and is a missionary among hit rs'ople, many of whom belong to Ute Mormon Church. The proposition to reaSOVe the Cles now in Colorado to the Liutah rese; vatiou bj Utah it looked upon bj some quartern as an attempt to make Mormons of them, because, it Is said, all the Ciijtuu Co-saro Mormons. It this should prove true, it would look M ' lioiigh both our Indian troubles und our Mormon difficultiesmight in the future become sull more complicated than they now sro. 8 UP F. K v I so us Of THl CIMI STATE MUMATIOM thy i NO TO HAVtC IHR AP JolNTKEs APPORTION Ell BKTWKKV THK TWO PO? LITIC'I. parti i a (BT TFl.r.OflAPn TO THK 1 110 m I Washington, Dee. 20.?Oeneial Walker. Super inteiident of the L' misus, lias repeatedly deelared that so far as he is concerned the political sutcce dentsof candidates for supcrv i.-mrsof the census will not bo made tho subject of iuqulry, and will not uilltieuce their selection. It is a fact, however, thai State delegations have been holding meetings pri? vately for tho purpose of apportioning the super? visors between the two parties?that is, of making the political antecedents of candidates the first subject of inquiry?.and so.ne of sheet delegations assume to have assurances from the President that the perains they decide to recommend ? ill lie ap? pointed. A PKNIAL BT mi;. TOO!Ins. HE says MR. westkrvult BlUNKD TliL #10,00d NoTK?NO INTENTION Of KsCAPINU It-m'o.NSls BI 1.11y by OOINO to WASHING fo.V [Or TEL-GRAPH TO THK tkiium: i Wasiiist.ton. Dec. SO* ? Ib-pnsentative Voorhls. of New-Jersey, refenlng to the statements published In Tue. Thiul'MS, said this afternoon tuat be feels thai lujus'.ice Is b lag done bliu by the .stion of opinions and surmises in relation to his business troubles. He attiibutos a great deal ot the publicity which has been giveu to his case to the de? sire of bis political enemies to persecute hiiu. Mr. Voorhls declined to make any di tailed ?tutenh nl of his side of tbe matter for publication at tbe pi-cscnt time. He said that all tbe accusations against him uiu?t soon become a matter of Judicial investiga? tion and decision, and he thinks that this Is a sufficient reaaon why he should not undertake to try bis case la the newspapers. Iu relation to tho $10,000 note or tn* H.-u-kcntack Water Worka Company and Mr. W-siervo.?'* denial of the authenticity of the signature, Mr. Voorhls said: ?? Every one of those notes luden ?cd by n. ? sflsj signed by Mr. Westervolt with hta o*n bind. The original note, sud every not? (Iren In renewal, wsa signed by Mr. Woatarrslt. Lot you see," Mr. VoorUis contlnnsd, ? tbat according to the published statement the matter is to be investigated by the Vice-Cnsncellor asxi eetg. that investigation ought to bring out all tbe met* Or? very 1,000 persons who read the published ?teumc.iu. u ir.aat IHO may conclude that I have been cutlt) ol foigrty, and eveu It 1 should Ii? tried on the charge and scqiiu.cd, most of them would pay no sttcnilon to tbe .'. i " Mr. Voornis feels very keenly the sltuatloo In wbleh be Is placed. He say? tuet bo oeuie to Wua.ilng.eu, not to avoid any leaponslltllily for 111* act* an a private indi? vidual, but to perform his public duties. Tbl? course, be a?y?, be sraa advised to take ny trieuoa lu ? bo-.- in.la? ment he has cotitbieuce, uud be (eels that it wld at last be justified. WAS'llNO ION \<U i>. Washington, Baturday, Dec. 20.1879. No place has aa yet been decided upon for boldtng tbe trial id the captive Utes, but It la probable that Leaven worth, Knn., will hc|eclcoted Infnrinatlou received at the Marine Hospital Bureau shows that smallpox Is still r>r< saleut ui ('alien, Peru, lli_ deaths having occurred from tbat dtsnas* during the mouth of Oclober, ls7t), out of a total _o9 from aU causes. The following namca of persona doits a lottery bust* uibsIu New-York have bocu added to tho I'nat Office Ik pnrliiicnt black list: Martinet A Co., agauu fur Uie Royul ii.o in.i Kiuilio M. Caatclio. a*?ui uf tbs M>anl?h Government lottery, etc., aud Keppleh A Co., and John Dsvlou (alias K. field A Co.), r?,m- img vations American lottorles. The 0. portn.ont has also Slaced upon tbia list the us mos of A H. CUnluKi, aiiae . H. t oe A Co.. of N w Haren, Conn., and J. C. lUce mldes, We?t Lud, Conn. Tho '.atlei was airealnd a day or so ago. _______________ THIS t/arA'.V/.VOJ KfiTATK AO A IS. Wooodlrt, N. J., Dec. 20.?A muting of the be na of tbs Jennings estate In England was be ?I o? Tnursday to raise funds to seed a Mr. Cook to KaaiMMk Only *Si was conti ibutcd.