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voi. YL ??????548. ?VEW-YORK, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1881. PRICE POUR CENTS. ?PPOINTMENTS TO OFFICE. ??????G NOMINATIONS YESTERDAY. NKW-TOBK custom nonar, thb mission to austria, and othkr position? providf.d for ?oknk::ai. carfifi.T) tub i>rksidbxt of thk NATION AMD NOT OF A FACTION?HOW THE NKWS WAS BBCrivrn. The President sent to the Senate yesterday large number of noroinatione, among which rere thoae of the Hon. William Walter Ins for Minister to Austria, Senator Rob? in for Collector of New-York, and Col _ Men itt for "Consul-General at London. ?Tb? appointment of Judge Robertson has given great dissatisfaction to the New flvYork Senatore who were . gratified ? .f by somo of the appointments made on Tut s I jay. The Treeident has decided to make no effort to please one element in the Republi? can party at the expense of another, and his recent appointments are said to be in pursuance ef a well-considered policy. Sketches of thu ?? badine nominees are given below. - THE LATEST APPOINTMENTS. OOUJtCTOR FOR NKW-YORK?MINISTER TO AUSTRIA ?CONSCL-GBNICRAL IN LONDON, ETC. .Washington, March 'J3.?The President sent tho fclloWihg nominations to the Senate ro-day : William II. Robertson, of New-York, to be Col? lector of Customs for tho port of New-York. William Walter Pheljw, of New-Jersey, to be Min? toter to Austria. . Edwin A. Merntt, of New-York, to be Consnl General in London. Adam Badenu, of New-York, to be Charge d*Af tsirce to Denmark. Lewis Wallace, of Indiana, to be Charge d'A?'iires lo Paraguay and Urnguay. ? Michael J. Cramer, of Kentucky, to bo Charge ? fAttaires to Switzerland. William E. Chandler, of New-Hamnehirc, to bo "Solicitor-General. Samncl F. Phillips, of North Carolina, to be Judge of the Court of Claims. 8. A. Sheldon, of Ohio, to be Governor of New Mexico. Thomas M. Nichol, of Wisconsin, to be Commis | liofirr of Indian Afidirs. Edward S. Meyer to be United States Diatrict P Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. George W. Atkmson to bo United States Marslnil far West Virginia. > Bryan H.Xaneeton to be Collector of Internal Revenue for the Fifth District of Missouri. Ellis G. Evane to bo Receiver o? Public Moneys at Ironton, Mo. George B. Sawyer, Collector of Customs for tlie District of Wiscasset. Me. PottM?ter$.?William F. Osborne. PittslMd, Mase.; Michael P?geott, (?uincv. III.; Daniel Snvre, Webash. Ina.; George K. Gilmer, Richmond, Va.; G. Morgau, PnloskJ, Tenu.; Charle? M. Wilder. Colombia, S. C, and Hamilton Jay, Jacksonville, ! THE PRESIDENT'S POLICY. j KO RECOGNITION OF FACTIONS WITHIN Till: G???? ?A DKTERMINATION IO IH) JUSTICE TO AIL? MEW-YORK SENATORS SAID TO BE INDIGNANT AT MR. ROBKRTSON'e APPOINTMENT. . IHT TELEGRAPH TO TUE TKIBI?NE.I Washington, March 23.-.Tnere was much exnl- I t?tiou last night anon the one hand, and some ! depression upon the other, in political circles, bv reason of the evidence which woe supposed to be found in the list of appointmeuts sent to the Senate yesterday that tho administration had filially determined to .ebognize ono branch only '. the Republican party of New?York. Both those roo Were clieerod and Uuwe who were depressed by this supposed disoovery bave to-day learned that their rejoicings and their fears were equally groond Ws. President Garfield does not recognize any branch er faction of the Republican party at the expense of any other portion of the party. As President of the United States be nude the recognition of factions or of partv divisions unwise and impracticable. Evidence of this is found, not only in his public utterances, but in the course which ho bas taken in regard to the New Yorkappointments themselves. A fact which has been made most conspicuous to observers here in Washington in regard to tbe whole subject of appointments in New-York State, and to a laige ex? tent in other sections of the North, is tl.at two great armies with well defined limits have been .exerting all the pressure whieh they could bring to bear upon the President to secure each for itself tbe monopoly of Executive patron,?tre. Compromise bas iu most cuses been quite ont of the question. Either class was as bitter in its denunciations of evciy candidate put forth by its opponents as it was laudatory of it? own candidate. Tbe President, therefore, bas bad a most difficult task set beforo him at the SBtset of his administration, since to follow the ad? fi?e of either class would be fouud to give great of? fence to tbe other. In the matter of the New-York appointment* tbo President's most intimate friends say he determined. as tbe conree best calculated to promote harmony in the party, and most consistent with bis ? present position, not to heed or-win any way enconrage those who sought to give often e a fo (Senator Conkliug. the recognized leader of one strong portion of tbe party in his Etats. At tbe same time be was fully determined to rccog nia?? so conspicuously that all reasonable ground for complaint should be taken away, those who, at Albany and elsewhere in the State, as well as at Chicago, stand forth so nobly as tbe champions of freedom of thought and action on the part of the individual member of tbe Republican party. In General Woodford's case nothing derogatory to his character as a man, a Republican or a; Htpnb Boan officer worthy of being heeded iu reaching? de? cision, was urged against him, while bis political servies? in the campaign, as weil as the strong and positive support of Senator Conkling and his friends, ?ade it highly desirable to rcappomt him. Is the ease of Mr. MacDongal a similar | condition of attain prevailed to somo exte nt, with tbe additional feature that tbe selection of his principal competitor wonld be taken in some sase as an offene? to tbe branch which calls itself 'Stalwsrt." In the Buffalo appointment, each ?branch of tbe party bad united in support afa new man of its own choice, and neither braneh arged anything of consequence against tbe it Ineunittent of tbe office. This con of affairs left open a middle course: ely tbe reappointment of Collector Tyler, an ex-soldier, with an excellent official record, which action could set be claimed by either branch of tbe ' as a recoRuitiou of the other at itsownex Of the selection of Judge Robertson little need be nM. Hi? eminence m a nan and a Ke pBBhcaB, together with tbe conspicuously iBtapeedent position ha baa held for PM^ia beneved by those who are nearest to 5* X^**?"' * "?*? hi???t*ct'on for tbe position ? ?2??2SL *? ??"*?i ?* ??*-*"* "eh a repugna of ni, Branch of the party a? envasa eet at rest sil fears ?Aat?ajr wat? ta be overlooked or in aBV WftV *?*. Htatodswatton will a*?? ?l?? ?T!j ?s!?* ??!? exet?l,nt ??nagement of 25o??WSL?K9T??offlCM wla,hi th? pw o? tae freedaot. At the same time, the m?. jWon for General Marri? abroad i. consmereJa *heed of the whole party, will not nnder any lit J""" ** ?*? the advice of tho* jWjbaij? ?.?, their io6amM ^? h,o "?"If ? humiliate their opponents. The appoint ^ttftadga Bobertsou as Collector has areoaed iXStSfJif* "" New7?* eenatora. "Vff"? ? <?? ??*** /iiffa? not in ?utttr if they do in intensity from those which pro said to neggaea Vice-Pr?sident Arthur in regard to the samo subject. ? In the course of a conversation with a TitinrxE correspondent this evening a gentleman,who reflects the views of all the gentlemen mentioned, said : " I ciinnot regard the appointment of Robertson M a rational act under the circumstance?-. I have reason to know that it was made without consultation with either of the New York Senators, one of whom mav be said especially to represent the City of New-York, or with Vice-Prcsident Arthur or the New York member of the Cabinet. To cverv ono of these gentlemen the nomination of Judge Robert? son was a profouud surprise. " Upon what theory do von account for the Presi? dents action ? " asked the correspondent. "Well, Twill lio < Maritatile ?monili to sav that [ believe bis reanpaintiuent of Woodford, Paya nnd Mcllougall yesdidav stirred up the "scratckcrs," and that they deluged him with telegrams from all rjuarrers making him believo that he had raised a temno?t which must immediately lie stilled at any cost. Ho thought the appointment of Robertson ns Collector nnd of Merritt ?s Consul General would quiet the stoini; but he was never worse mistaken in his life. He would have don? far better if ho had allowed matters to remain as they were." " What do you think of the other appointments T" asked the correspoudent. "1 think the apito.ntinent of Mr. Phelps a very good one. lie is a warm personal friend, aud I think he will serve the country with credit abroad." '? How about Mr. Chandler f " Well, nothing can be said aitainst that appoint? ment on the score of ability. Ho is a bright lawyer aud au able man." SATISFACTION EXI'WESSKD IN ALBANY. BBNATOB BOMeneOX coxguatu?.atk??ms own VIKWS ON Till? ????????????I'l'llUC OPINION (?i:nki!.u.i.y. 1IIY ???,?????? TO ??? ?????t?.? Ai.UANT. March 2:1.?Privato dispatches from Washington telling of the nomination of Senator Robertson for Collector at Mew?York were received here early thin afternoon and created Intente ex? citement among the politician?. The first dispatch in regard to his promotion was received by Senator Robertson himself while the Senate was in tension, "out with characteristic modesty be pocketed it and eatd nothing about ita receipt? Ho was detained at the Capitol alter the adjonrumentof the Benate and therefore did not reach the lower part of the city till loos; after the news from Washington had there gained publicity. Arriving at tli? Ken more Hotel he was surrounded by fonrecore members of the Legislature aud personal friends living in this city aud heartily congratulated on his nomination. Throughout the afternoon be attempted with ill ?necees to cairy on the work of the .ludiciaiy Com? mittee, being continually interrupted by the en? trance Into his room of happy friends. The con? gratulations caino with equal fervor from Demo? crats and Republicans. In mi interview to-night with THB Tniin.si: cor? respoudent (Senator.Robertson -aid: "This nomina? tion is especially gratifying to me because it contri to me unsought. No friend of iniue, to mv knowl? edge, has solicite.1 for mo any (?lace under President Garlicld's Administration. This is a complete sur? prise nnd a very delightful one to me. I have been ?really touched etnee the news of the nomination readied hero by the kind words of congratulation uttered by ray friends and acanaiutaoccs. This trill be the lirst oilice that 1 shall hold by appointment. I bave been twice in the Assembly; once in Con? gress, twelve years a Judgo and twelve vears a Sen? ator. I have never Bonghi any of the ottona which I have held, and 1 have followed the same rale in this case. Men bare cone to me in the past three months and havo encgestod to me to apply for this onice or that; I did not take their advue PerbaM it would bo wall to state, also, that I have not been to Washington. 1 have reeeived a large number of congratulatory telegrams. I have no doubt about my continu?t ion. Many of the mem? bers of the Senate, indeed about half its members, were my friends when I was in Congress. Among I aty personal friends are many of the Denn "ratio members, so that 1 shall receive support from both fides of the house. I asan ma thai I shall have the support of bath the Senators from New-York. I in? terpret the nominations of President QarfteMag an indication that he intends to reward the men who made possible his nomination at Chicago." President Garlicld's course in nominating for office Senator Robertson and other members of w hat may be termed the independent wing of the Republican party in this State aud elsewhere, is very gratifying to such members of the Legislature and politicians adiare acted with that wing for several years past, it is the general sentiment among Republicans to? night that the President's policy is to harmonise all the factions within the party. Such a policy is uni ver-ally commended. When it was thought from nominations yesterday that he would favor only one wine, the result of such a policy was foreshadowed in the displ.-asine manifested on tin-one side and the satisfaction shown on the other. Senator Mc? Carthy, ouo of the Independents, expresses! then sentiments to-day, when be paid in regard to the nominations, " Well, it evens things up?" Nearly all the Senators were of the opinion that the inter? ests Of harmony in the kepublican parly in this State would be greatly si rennt lie ? ed by the nomina? tions of yesterday and to-da v. The belief was also exprejised that the leaders of the two wings were satisfied with the representation in offlee proposed by ? esident Gai f?ela, and that ull the noniuations won id b? continued at once. 'Il?* Albany Journal save: TIm nomination of Julire Robertson for Hie Important office of Collector of tiic l'ori of .New-York ?? an Indica? Hoe of the purpose of the President to h ave nothing un? done ?> lu? par! to harmonise the differences watch crist In the Kepubllonti purty. Judce Hotten pon was anione the foremost to organize Um movement ai- iijm ? Unni term and t herelry rendered (Ietterai tJ'irfleld's nomina? ttonitusaibie. 'Ibis recognition of lile courag ? aud services will give pleasure toa very large e:*etiou of (he parly in tins fciate, wolle It suould give effence to noue; to?by his nuiulniiilons to oilier important offlees. the Presi? ?lem has very litorali ? responded to tue wishes of the "etal wart" wlrgol the organization Senator Robertson's rinnu at th? hotel were thronged to-night with callen, congratulating hint ou ?ns appointment. Congratulatory lelegrameoon ttnue to como in irom the leading men ol both par tice throughout the State. THE NEWS AT THE CUSTOM-HOUSE. The news of the appointment of William IT. Robertson as Collector of the Port, "/a* 'reefived at the Custom-Houso with great satisfaction, winch was tempered only by regret at the retirement of Collector Merritt. The nomination was not gencr-' ally known among the customs oftoera until near the close of business, but in the afternoon many of tboso who had been informed of the proposed change called on the Collector and expressed their soirow that hie connection with the service was about to be severed. Itwns the universal opinion among his subordinates that General Merritt had beeu an efficient and faithful ollicer, and that ho bad done mucU to elevate the character of the aer vice. Collector Merritt himself was unwilling to talk about the nomination of his successor, or altont Ins own appointment as Consul General at London. Of the nomination of Mr. Robertson it was said by everyone that it was an exceedingly wise and proper ?election. WILLIAM WALTER PHELPS. The Hon. William Waltor Phelps mis born in this ciiy.Anguat 24,1839, and was graduated with hl?rh honors at Yale College m i860. Twelve yesrs later ho was made a Fellow of his Alma Mater. After graduation be pursued bis studies In Europe a?dgator at the Colum? bia College Law School, where be was Valedictorian of bis elsss. Ho then entered upon the practice, of law, but bis csreer as a lawyer, thou ,r.i eminently successful for a yoiAg man. was brief, as he retired from active servio? in the profession in 1868. Governor Penton offered hi at the seat In the Court of the Sixth Judicial LKrlct, made vacant by the resignation of Judge Barrett, hut tbls ap? pointment be declined. In 1872. Mr. Phelps Was elected to the XLHId Congress from tbe Vth Congressional District of New-Jersey, bis opponent being A. B. Woodruff. The District was naturally D?mocratie. Although be served In Congress ooly two years, bis career wae to brilliant that it was said of him that no man, m many years, had made such a mark In so short a time. While he was a strong Republican ho was Independent In Judgment and action. He voted against the Civil Right? hill.aud gave as his1 reasons that it was ?eeonsUtutlonal, aad that its policy was a badane f? the colored race. la 187? Mr. Phelps ran for Coo? ? gres* again, but was defeated by Augustus W. Cufer by only seven voles, Mr. riielps's vote being ll,G70,nna Mr. Cutler'a 1 1,877. Ill healt? and tUc demands of business Induced Mr. Pnelps to remain in private lire, although the Republicans of Ncw-Jerscv have repea-'edly desired to avail themselves ot his services since then'. Mr. Phelpi is a director in several railroad companies stid other corporation1). Amine them are the Delaware, Lackawnmia and Western Railroad.ths Morris sud E^ox Railroad, the International and Gteat Northern Rail? road of Texas, the National City Bank of this City, tho H ?assi National Bunk and the United States Trust Com? pany. Ills home Ik near Enirlewood. N. J., on a larce estate, whlc'i contain? l.ODO acres, and stretches frntn tl:c liminoli Hiver to the liantes of the Hackensack. boon nrt'i Ins graduation ntYale ho married a damrbter of Joseph E. aiaOieKl, the founder of the Hhetlleld Hctentlflc fchool at New-Haven, and lit? family now consists of his wife, two nona anil ? daughter. Mr. I'hclpa was on earnest friend of Mr. Plaine laut suuiiner. and was one of the New Jersey deleg;ito<-at-largo to Chicago, where he sleuilfosily labored for Mr. Itluine'n nomination. Ue aceepted Qarfletd heartily, and worked for nini eft"? c tlvcly on the ?lump until, in the middle of the oarapalgn, his health, never strong, gave way completely, and his physicians peremptorily i"'|itiri d li'.iu to give ui> work of every kind and go abroad. He sailed in Octoti. r, si-coinpinlcd by lila wife ami tioughivr, and Is now at Nice. He has not been an applicuut for this or uny position. WILLIAM H. BOBRBTSOlf. William 11. Roborteon, the nominee for Col? lector of the Port, wa? horn In Bedford, Westchesier County. Oc,ober 10, Im'.m. jje was educated Bt the Union Academy, tn Bedford, after which he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1847. Ho has held vari? ous palificai position?, serving Bret four years as Hu pcrlntcudctit of the common school of his native town, thui fmii? years :is ?iipet visor, during two of which he was Chairman of the hoard, in iMlu ho whs elected a meatbet ot tiie Assembly and raaleete ? la iw"i>. in 1*51 he was ih>,t elected to the Suite sonate. He was next elected county Judge, a position which he held for twelve, year?three terms, Mr. Robertson was then a proni Beai Repnbtieao, and although ttio OMgreaatoBal Dis? trict in winch m? Itved was clalssed by the Democrat?, be was nominated forCoaoTesa sad sleeted. During tbe war be wascbalrmaa ol the Militar? Committee to raise nud organize troops iu his district, commissioner lo SBpenutend the draft, and otborwiss rendered ralnable servie?. He was for six yean brigade Inspector of the 7ih Brigade ot the Xatlonnl Board, Bo reentered the8tate (fenato in 1872. since which time be bos been rrgnlarly reele.'fcd. la ? Ti li ? ? ?ih ????.?? no iii'iv elio? ? president pro leni. Ta.a piace he u is held lor sevei ?! reara ?lace. Il?? bas Msrveil as eliaT man ni the Committees on Comtoerco. Navigai loa end Hie .ludici iry mid other Imporla?' placea, ami bas breo l'iL'.'.rU' I .is'oiie in tin I vol?is Of llM "title. Il'lis been a Presidential elector and addogato lo nil the im? portant Kepubilcaa Cunvenllim* and u meiobci n?i ? m.al vus of me RepnlHIean State ConiinRtee. In l >7t) he w s tin? le ? Una can ilduts i"? tlovrrnnt in oppa mho ? to Mi. Com li. .Mi. Robertson was a delegate to the Cbleagn ivuiv n;lon and tbe II at one from Ih' H ite Who publicly announced that be would ii"' follow Wie unir rille 111 0P|MI III i;i to Hi. WKbeaol III.? eotislituenl'. Hi? example was lollowcdhy others In m: ? ? und rVnnsvlVania. Totola action ine lollowersol ?.euer.?! ? ii.iiit largely attributed bis d 'feat at Chicago, KDWIN A. MERUITT. General Merrill amis nppointed Collector of the Port l>y l're-id nt Hav.??, July 11, 1*78, on the ro mova; of Collector Ariluir. At tiie following srsslon of Congresa lae appointment wnaeoBflrmrd by the in ? it??, ;:nd Ills lates* commission h. ir'da'"? February I. 1-?'.?. I'm Me -I y be lias Ir Id his pr??.? nt ofli'??? SSMetttlBg "Ver two y, .h ? i.iid ? half. altbOBgb under h s eoiiinii? ?ion h s t.-rni of office has little mol? thnn half expire I. (?ruerai Merrill wir bora at Btsdbtary? Vt., February 20,1 MSrt, Ita removed ettrlj In life to Rr. Lawrence coanly, Jf. Y.. wbicbbaasraee been hu ho.ne. His lest sontsection with pnhllo affairs was asa member and clerk of lbs Board of Supervisors of that county, in IBM lie we? slertedMfl B-?pabhean le reprisent his district in the Mat?- AsoeasMf und in tbefbliawtog year bs wasrectectcd i>y a largely increased majority, III- Ibflnracs a- a nieinii: r of ?i.i? Aastmb y a is 1 irrr. and In 1 >'<l he iras a leadlas ?apporter ot I Mr. Qreeley la the aasaaorable tesatoti il ? ot -.-? of that year. At the begiBBlng of tua Civil War.Gcncral Merritt entered the servies ?? t.ni.irter inastei- of the fMi'h Regiment, (few-York Volunte r?. He served with the Army of the Potomac until aft'-r Bat battle oi Q> MjsBSMg, wheo be went IFeet wlUi Conerai Hooker, parti ? 11? ? f nit- in tbe Im tie of < h.iltstloo.M and iu Hliorioun'? <,ri>rgia campaign. About tin? lituo ho was f I'lonilssloiod Coiouil-snry of Subsistence. W!.eti Mr. Fastos was atestad Ouvensar. Oenstal Merritt ?an appointed Quartermaster -Qeocral, and served in Ibsj capacity for four yean, il?? was eireted to the ? ons.ttu tionai Conven???a,? wbtcb be beM rb? Imparta?! pasttioN of chairman of iiie Couiraliteeon Organisation of the lysgialainre. Be Waaal this time ? Icadlug iu< u.l>? r of tn?.? Republican ?>iMie Coraiuittre. In Mari-b. IHOii, lie was iippoiiitcii Naval Officer ol Iheportof Brw-Yort, ituliii ihinii poMtimi two years. In | *)7?? be Joined t:ie Liberal movement,aed was aasctlvc Bicssbcrwi that party. He was noiiilual<d la 1(175 as tbe Republican candidate for atole ?p?????? r, im was defeatcO by Charles ?. Ross, th Drmoc ?tic candidale. InOetoltcr. ls77, he wi? appoiiiic'l lurveve; io aSMCeed Ucneral (,.ui?..? ? ?. Bbarpci and Iroai itala ??? nun ho ?.?- up P?.intu? Collector in the follow luti >??;.!-. ?? Colli . tor, Ucneral Merritt IHM taken a deep personal mien???.: ?? politie.il Qlntlcr?, but at the Hani* t me hai KfraiBsd nom all active particip?t loti lu partisan p? I Rica. WILLIAM E. CHANJlLKR. Willi,im E. Cliandler, Who lia- lutti ninniti iteti for th?? o fil e o? H< .1 r ???ior (lei in 11, ???.. ? im? ? in Courord, K. 11.. Ileeeinber ? ?. 1H3S. Al?? r '.' ?? ? ????? a couiBWB? scbeol edBealton bs ? ir red ta.? in ilepanjoeiit of Harv?inl Coltegc, iron wbicb berecetvctl tbedrgroeof I,I,. ?. ?? P.Vi III'wan Mlmlllod 10 tlie '. ; r, and be de? voted himself to tbe practice of law until isti",. From Ix.vito 1905 be was reporter of ILe Puprenie Court of Ne.v-II.??npK'.ire. si d ?.?. n rlceted to tini B'ateLegisla? tore la l-i>H. l^l?l und 1"??, h?.!.^? lue- ? lio? H Hi>i :il?er. In I8H3 Preatdeul ?.??????? npp'tlutcd bim Ju'Jgc-Advoeaio Ueeeral. and s on after be was mide a anstaai Heeretarv ot tbe Treaaary, iroiu wbwb positloa be ??.?????????? in IHB7, Be was acoro!ury of IhoBatlonal Bcimbilcan Comoutt 'e, and did activo ami ? Sctpui cam? paiKiiwoik in lstls, 1h74j .mil ]-7i? Afir the ? un? pasmof 187dMr.CbanUlir took a proaila*al perl m pu?ventiti),' tho Democrats tr.uu eapturi >g tbe Blortoral votes of F.nrlda und Mouth Carolina. Hn was also a witness iu the Cipher iHspnteb Imiutr, in 1^7? and li7il. and bas since frcqacnily cxpraaaed hi- opinions un polRbMl questions tbroaab tbe columns ol ?'???. ibid* nt und other Journals. (.LNT.UAL LIO.NKL A. BIIELDON. Gcuer.'tl Lionel A. Sheldon, of <?hio, wlio was noiiiinated yesterdjy to be Unv. rnorof Ne.w-Mexleo, was horn at Woreiider, Otaego Coutity, N. T., ABgusI ol), 1890? Waea he was abo? loar years old hie pareat? removed to Obla, Duriuii lini youth be wotked ou ? farm and am/ilred a common seboei educ itlon. He taucht school for several years nnd uleo studieil law. Ho was ndiuilt'd to the bar In 1851, and afterword at? tended the Law School at i'outrhkcrpelo. QsWSral rdlel don ssTTed one term us Judge of Probate In Lenta County, Ohio, and In 1H50 he was a delegate to the re? publican Nslional Convcutlou. Wneu thu war broke out (SeneialHheldon entered the Army as a Captain. Boon after (?eptemher 0, l?fll) he was ruado Lieutenant-Col? onel of tho 42d OjIo K-gnu'iit, of which (ienerul (oar? fleld was the colonel. When UarMaMwat ptomoted to MM rank of Urlg;MJler-Oen:Tal. General Hheldon was glvsncimin.mdof the RfL-itnent (March 14, 18??.) ?? served with his R'-giment until tt was mustered out ncur MB? Siseo of lxdt. The Remnient nerved In Eastern Ken luiky. LonUiana, Arkansas und Musisalppi, took liai t in the < ????G?? iiind Uep and Vlck-burg expeditious, und was pn -ent at other osttles, mi lutliue. thoso at ('hlelia ?uw Dlufls and Fort (iibson. At. Port Gibson Ueneral HUeldou was WOOBded. At the cto?e of tho war he re? ceived a commission as Urevel llrigadler Ueneral of Volunteers. Wuen peace, waa restorod, (ioneral Hheldun settled lu New Orleans, where ho devoted MsBaeti to his profession. In IHU'4 he was eleoteu to tho XLIst Con? gress from one ol the New-Orleans districts as a Retino neun, lie was also elected to tho XLIIdand XLllId Coograaesa. Darlag bis throe terms la Congress, Gen? erai hheldon served on many committees, anu waa chair? men ot tue Committee on Milititi. Tnere was never a whisper agaiuat Uls integrity even amor ? bla most bit? ter political opponents. ? few years ago Ornerai ?bel don returned to Ohio snd engaged m farming. ??0??8 M. NICHOL. Thomas M. Nichul, nominated for Commis? sioner of Indian Affairs, was born in Obis, and lived there until the outbreak of the Rebellion, when he en? listed and served as a private In an Ohio regiment. At the close ot tbe war be went to Illinois, bore be taugnt school for some years. Ho then went to Kansas and remained three and a bait years, working lu a foundry at first, and later serving as Editor of TA? Fort Bcott Monitor. It was in tbe latter position be first be? came familiar with the theories of tbe Oreenbackers, which be opposed vigorously. In the fall ot 1877 be west to Wisconsin, and bel?g la Racine one evening, be attended a leoture by " Bam " Cary, m which tbe speaker set forth with some effect apon tbe minds of the worklngmen tbe heresies of the Oreenbaek party. Mr. Nioliol, though an entire stranger, hired the same ball and at bis own expense, for the following evening, and mane so oompleU a reply to Cary that the Repubn cau Qntrsi Committee of Wisconsin engaged hisser SSfiSsw aa ftftb Fage. ? THE NEWS FROM ABROAD. ? A GREAT CALAMITY AT NICE. TROBABLY ONR lUMMUU? UVES LOST BY TUR BUflNINO OF TTIR ITAUAM OriCRA HOC8R IN THAT CITY?BISMARCK STILT. PISDAINFIL?THK FRKNCH CABINKT A RSI'MI'S A NEUTRAL A1TI Tt'DK ON TUB BFPBF.SENTATION BILL. It in supposed that one hundred Uvea wero lost by the horning of the Italian Opera Honae ut Nico last oveninpr. Prince Binmarck declines to submit tho cost of including Al? iona in tho German Custom? Union to the approval of the Ueichatuir. The French Premier declares that the Cabinet will take no part in the debate on the Depurtnieut Representation bill. The Boers have agreed to the terms of peace. THE NICE OPERA HOUSE BURNED. GftF.AT Loan of urn?ma bch.pino destroyed AT Till; ????????? OF THK PERFORMANCE. Nice, Wedncdny, March 23, 1881. Tho Italian Opera Roane here has been destroyed by a fire which broke out at tho beginning of the opera this evening. Fourteen persons who were sufi'oeated havft been taken out and their bodies placed in the church op DOHltO the theatre. It ii feared that a hundred men and women per? ished in the llames. _ Nice, where this calamity ha?? occurred, is tho noted winter resort for English and other invalids. It is on ?? narrow plain between the Alps and tho Mediterranean, and was ceded to France by Italy in lfeliO. ^ AFFAIRS IN GERMANY. LonooN, Wednesday. Marcii ?:i, IRSI. If in stated in H Win that if Government declinen to recognise the righi of the Belebe tag to is; temutiti a .'?? tbe ?tal of including Aliona lu tu- ? dlver eiii, ilio l?uJaet ?' nimiri '? will annuii a resolution as? serting Ike ri'.-iit of tbe LcgMatnre to Oral with the matter. A majority in favore! sucba resolutioa ha? atrrnd; been secai il, ?*???:,?! ,?, tii^t negotiation* wltb the Vatican for the ?e?i'iiiMi, of all dillereu es are approaching a tornine? in it. ? '.e? el \ u liti .ili- d ? r- : 4 ?ported la The Timm" It riti di' ? ?te b : ? (invilii: loti foi [?remen and l lamini ? ?' Dolhrirwai loAuieiira, 1 ft (Imi city on Monday from luroiai.w.ij ttaiiu ?oa.y. T?w rmlcraitm is so large In il lie? t ? in?!???> itilAp.;:m? ? :,i" 0? i;.'?? 1 t iCUuttcr ex? Il ? -l, Ilia : ?. A ' .i.i.i. f: o I. .Hates that coptes of the ?procad? lire; il.iiNo V ? * ??> II ? r II i-*>\inat;. tbe bocmii ' m? i.i . ... in.? 1. ivii-tpir. bavebivn distributed le tu ib ?- ?dial, pz! , and Ibatseveralcopies of Hie sp. .??? , ???efe loll:, I lo ?! ??.?G?' klIOpsaC?N lit the It.iTue...i lUI (v. DIBMMh ? t ? ?? : INO. 1 r.RI 'v. W. dlt< ?nor, Marcii ?2.\ 1**1. ? ? ? ir.1.? ir. h me?.ber of the Rcleastagi ha? ea> de.v.'r?? i petrattali* logain over l'rtuca Ulsnaarek to t.'io tie?! li.at ih-e l of th.-m.:il?i"n of Alton.i in ll:e Zi!l vereia ? u ?? ?| ? ..? the appi?.v.1 of che ll.-ichstag, bol be bas ? et '.\ I m :i ????? relu,,,!, l'r IM5C BlSUMtrck dcel.tr? io?; ilia: ti.? .iili-ijil.il l^y il ilmi I I. >? rights' of tin (?uvern? meiit agatnSt tbliand .mur? Parliament* without eon? ? nma u usell alani, apossible diarnplIonotpolitical pan lea. IHM Milli ? M NT WITH Tin: VATICAN. Tbr ?-, ? itloua ? lib tbe Vu i an have recalled so far lath*com -em of aererai potata to the la'ier. Ite panting the Hialtoprics of Trevi?, Paderborn, (."na bntecs and Pulda, winch an? vacant ttv death, the pfCSMll ??|..-. .|ui arinilnietni'ors h iv.? ticen Informed I'V ?LJuVeii.liK nt 1'iat Ih V'ire itl'pen-e? I from Inking the nate? abd will bo allowed lu.i control of the dluceaun fonde, ? ..? law s.oppinz?tat? grants forsalarfeeof ti.e badwpt andciergj v? it? ::?? repealed. THE EXPECTED FRENCH CBI8I8. baavm. ?Tritassilay. Itaseli It. IOTI. A l'aria dispatch to The ?tnibj ?p?? wye M. enuioctla liifurii.t-il M. Jul??? Terry that It? would not speak la favor of tho Departmrai Bt presentai toa Mil, provided at. Perry ?l <i m>i *?> .i?? eeainel It. IL Ferry, wfeoleea totsseef ininiiaie frtradsblp with M. (?.un? ii ??, v.u. irmi to comprimila ? a the beala of bota rema meir silent, TfeeG?.?.ai'orr.?pondent of Th* Times saya that the Oovrrumeai, it may bi ?npfMwd, dal not wi-li by a de? claran ? at Ibi* preliminary m.-?? ut the Department in?,, e-"li l'ioti lull lo li.-iiV.iK.j a . ri-U, lillt the <pie-thin remain? wbrther, at tie dtseussinu in the Chamber of Uepotle*, they caa retrain from intervening, If, there fore, a crteia may be eobatdeted staved eg, it would be pressatura to ione u le mat it l^ altogether averted. One of ili? nnmottias Hrpublican portiMo? of dwtrtot elee? itrtita m certain io aumiuon tbe Unvrraaseat to ?tate im opiiilou, ?imi II is .??.ir.-.-ly ????????.? Unit iill.-r?iteliaihal ?? ?,se th ? <i .v.-riiiiieiit ??m:?? dei ? ir.? itaelf acuirai. If III' li?.V. 1 . lo ni li tote..I to lille? fire. It eaiiiiiu pro nounee In tuvor of Uepartioeai Kepreiieutattoo, aa M. Kerry, who l?? oppoaed io II, would have to h|i.?iU tu |?? ??-i..u. I? tin . im > ?, t;,et. fore, ni?? to racapo tu lite (.p . li r the shock l?ev bave earnp ? In tbe euDsmlttec, il ir .e ?...?? luit-il lie I. t.till?? I. Nr.-|y ?.Il lh? K.? |iuli ? .. ? (..iti nal-ili.? immoli? io H Voi ? ;? ei >l-, an I lia ??? ? (!.i?r.l lor ??????-,? rial ii'-iill -?????. : ?? I ill accepting tills V ? W ibe * .itilnel ii.n "in.?, rilud io v. It it itnoeared to Uc tin? wmh ?? .? great majority of ibe Kepublicaaaj G?. ?nur Perry inn.i.? a ?taient?.r tu-dny to the Com? min? .?? on ih?? 1>.??.?\ nient (?e;ir ?- litilloit bill, lie ?lid incili??: thai lu !h? Inirre-is of .iirmonv the I'.ibiuet bare resolved ? r nun ncatral uurin?' iii.<<eue?iim of tli? bill. IbuC'i !. ni. lie.?, afuif bearli.?: M. Perry's sta temen t, de? caled ?? favos of cluettons by district?, thiii ?????????? M. liai.il.. Ma. _ TUE PEACE WITH 1?G. BOEB& laiMHiS. We.lnr??. 'av, Mareh U3, lOSl, Ihr l'aiiy A'fiw say?: MWa mideratand thai Qcatral Mir Evcljrn Wood's main object lu the negotia? tion?? With Un Boers wai to Obtata adequate iniarautees fi.r |aei trcatmi at or ine aattvea, ami that the chief daty of tt.e Ri yel CointiiiMtion will be to devino incantin ? for ???????: fall ci. et le t.ii* iwillcy. ?' A vi tv iiiiportuut part of their rrorli will bo the de? limitation or the te.rilnrtt and saetera frontiers of the Transvaal, whereby tbo tnitr? which the Boers bare Vainly iriel to miIiJukiiIc will either recover their lnile ?.ilem ? or in|oy the protection of Kurland. Tlte llriti-.li Iteetdent will Ite Invi-Mil with the Important luneilou o' the protection or the natives ??.,..? wiiluii the ilmiUof the ictritoty. The Goveramont lave thus tiled to socoro |n?tlee for both races." It tiler'? Mount ProspeOt dlxpaicli says : " At today's conference, at O'Nel's Faun, the liners .letinlllVely aeree.I to nil ihe Hn:i?b terms. They will reurc from Latag's Nek to morrow.'* THE UNSETTLED GBEEK CLAIM. IX)XDO>i, W.Mlnesdav. March S3, lfi?l. The Daily Acir* ea.v?: "Wo undcrstaml that'lurU. ? is willing to cede Crete If no further demand Is made on her, hut d?chues to c^io any portion of tbe malnlaiid." The Christlsns of Crete demand that tbe Governor of tbe Island shall be chatised. In the debato lu tuo Chamber on the bill for tbe abolition of exemption from military service, M. Tri coluti* deprecated tbe amasare as unnecessary. Tbe present system, he said, ?a?? ??,??? men aud enabled 30,000 more to be oil.od up on a declaration of war. He added : Both the Government and tbe opposition consider war Inevitable, and we ore aware that tbe above numbers will be Insufficient If Greece is unsupported ; but It Is Impossible after the publication of tbe last Eng? lish blue-book to dnabt that England will abide by tbe ileil-ion tuken at Berlin provided Greece remains true to bersi If. Emtland certain)? will not assume the Initia? tive, but If (i recce takes tbo lead Knaland will assuredly irlve ber support. M. Trtooupm declared himself per? suaded that It Gieeee went to war sbe would ?blala tho bouudary line fixed at tbe Berlin Conference. Tb? Premier, Id reply, urged tbe adoption of tbe bill, bf cause though war might not bo Inevitable It was very near. He could neltber affirm nor deny tbe deductions drawn from tbe blue-book. The bill woe then read a third time. FIGHTING IN SENEGAL. VkiOM, Wedneaday, March 23,1881. The Minister o? Marine has received a die? patch from the Governor of Denegai, West Africa, report? ing an engagement betweeu 1,000 natives and 100 French Infantry, who had been detailed to establish a telegraph line to Futa-Djallon. After sharp fighting the natives were repulsed, und fled, with a loas of 100 killed and wonnded. Tbo Frenen lost tour officers aud nine men killed aud nine wounded. AMERICAN RACERS AT LINCOLN. Loirooif. Wednesday, March 23,1881 At the Lincoln spring meeting to-day the race for the Lincoln Cup for two-year-old colts, fillies and geldings, distance five furlong*, came oil, and was won by Lord Rosebery's bey filly out of Mahonta. The sec? ond place was secured by Mr. C. J. Lefsvm's chestnut colt Bree do Fer, and the third pisce by Mr. J. R. Keene's bay oolt North 8tsr. Beven celts ran. The race for the Lincolnshire Handicap, distance one rode, also came off, und was won by Mr. W. 8. Crawford's fonr-year-old gray colt Buchanan. The second place was secured by Mr. P. Loriliard's four year-old chestnut colt Mistake, and the third place by*tr, Y. B. Graham's four year-old brown colt Post Obit. Thlrtv-slx horses ran. Tbe bottiog Just before the race was 12 toi against Bu? chanan, 25 to 1 against Mistake and 16 to 1 ?gainst Post Ohlt. Mr. Loriliard's horse carried 100 pounds; the winner Ot pounds. ? RUSSIA IN AN ANGRY MOOD. A LEAGUK AGAINST NIHILISTS PROPOSKP. 8t. ??tep>????. Wednesday, March BB, 1881. Tiie G'ofoe prints an article from Professor Marten?, the well known wrltor on International law, strongly urging International cooperation against con? spiracy. If Kussia. he says, could seal up her territory against plots eiininillng from Paris, Geneva and Lon? don a';c could ?oou settle accoouts wttb tbe Nihilists. Everybody knows tho ?pot in oeneva where Russian emigrants mature their devilish schemes of murder. Yet tbe Swiss authorities leave them alone, because con? temporary International law forbids their extradition. It has long been time to do away with the Ideas which rule in Swdz ertasi and some other Stato? on this subject. Colonel Uurjlbkv, who was wouuded at the time of the assassination of Czar, bas been granted a pension of t-l.HOO. It is stated that peasants are flocking to St. Petersburg from all parts of the country on a pious pilgrimage to tho spot where the Emperor fell. Nicolai Bsssaki ff and his accomplices have received conns ut the ludletmcnt against them. Sixty witnesses arc being summoned. Paws. Wednesday. March 23.1881. The ?(r?i<ti li</u/> Frnnrntf's Rerliu correspondent says the Coii-ervinivii Russian press urge as measures of reprisai against .Switr.eri.in ? tue itipturoot diplomatic relations, g. general expulsion of the Swiss from Kussia, a prohibitive tariff agnusc Swiss merchandise and ea> COUl'.iii.'lUcht to ','Unan y lo uiiUi-X ?- Wlizerlaiid. London, Wednesday, March 2.'L is*?l. The Paris corn .somident if the l'imr* says the exemp? tion from ni;, isolimi?nt of M. Koehefort, who was luod 1,000 Irani.s for articles paaluMied is tbe lntran*ig>-ant applauding toe ossoaslnatiou of f? Cz-tr, isutirioutod In am in no: to cuuance his popularity among tho icvolntionbua lu Paris two men bars been mntoseed toeirht months ImwrtsontaMUi for placarding addresses congratulating tbe M'l.hs.s on tbe assassin itlon or tbe Czar. l in? wauagrr of Ni Dieu, .VI Maifrcbas b en sentenced in default ot appe irance, t?? ?i\ montas1 ha pris os sis ut and ?loo fia? for a sminar offence, GOLD OAMUI.INO IN HAVANA. ?Iavana, Marcii 23.?The Spanish Bank Iiere recently retired about i liLOOO.OOQ wortb of bills wMeb had ????n Issued on its own accasai Yesterday a notte.? sas circulated that tbe bask had received from Spain permission to reissue that amount of bills. This meas? ure, if cuiiteil our, would do ?ntlmte harm owing to tho Iririre contracts pending to d ? ?vr go'd at the end of the ? re acni nomb at cheap rates, gold bavirg declined etc ? Illy in ei nseq.icuca ol tin? r-niivnient of the biiN by Die hank. Cjptstn-tkvieral Blanco, tberefore, bus or? ii iid tn ? siuponslJfli provii?! anally, of the reissue of the ai2,vou,oou aorta of bitis. ????????? ANY ??7????8. London, ?1?darsilaj. March J'J, IMI. the Morning l'v?t -aye tliat it hears that Mr. ?tlaiis'otic will i.f'P'MC to reduce the in.'.ome-tnxfroni il I, to ? ?. In the potimi in the course of his approaching Un 'inlal Stattetest In Ilio Houe of Commons. Mr. Cla ii;one will take a trip to the .Me.liten anean durlog tue Lasier r reas of Parliameiir. Mr. Bradlaagb's up p".ii in regard t>> bis seal la itio llouay of Costbwbs will bo Ucuril ?? st Wednesday. AN AKGLO-FRKNCH BABOAIN. LciMHiv, Wedneadav, March 23, ls8f. 'Ihe. World stati? that the Be?consfldld (iuv erssarat, Iti con Menu luti of ??'??,mec not opposing the acquisition of Cyprus, undertook to stund aside should Prance .In Ide to take Tunis. The Daily XetN says ; ?? We i,eiie\i? Hi it iioeiiiin nt.irv eyid'iiee proving '.u? state incut of ihe World is lortheoalag.*' I Hi: UNIVERSITY OF HALIFAX. HALIFAX, March 23.?In the House, of As? sembly today the bill providing fur college grants passed a second reading almo'i unanimously, Mr. Kenny, of Yarmouth, alone votlag against It. The I'liivcr-ltv ol Halifax, which has bean In existence for Uve years, now virtually Till: I.AWSO.V-LAHorCHKHE SLIT. LOSBOX, Wednesday. March 89, IBSf, In the Law son-Lain nicher? lihel case Mr. Phillips, bro'hir-ir.-Uw of Mr. Lawson, and Montagu Willi uns were on the stand to-.lay, Tbetr evidence sup? port? Mr. Lswaos'saeeosatsf his assault on Mr. I.annu? lier??. ? ?,.????. o :.? ???? tun begun his addle?.- to the Jury. _ FOREIGN NOTES. Lonikin. Wednesday. March 23.1881. The new Relgluu exp?dition will go to Western Africa shortly. The Irish Land League has this week received Ji3,."0fi, which la the greatest amount oiualned in uuy ono week linee the l-cacue was ? atnhbs?cd. It Is tdated that, ih'? calila Steasser Faraday, which will Im engaged la laying the new Atiautlo cable, is under orders to sail at tin? end of April. A bomb, with ? ligliti d fuse attached! was placed out? sid-the Loyal Theatre at Madrid last utght, but It was disc >*'t red by the |> ?Ileo bifore it COBld explode. The Corres, of Madrid, announces that the police luve, discovered a seers! store of 1,600 rifles outside tbe bar? riers of the city. Ttio authorities are luvestIgatiug the initier. The British stenmer Bri King, Captain Ferguson, from New Orleaus February 84 for Liverpool, has arrived (here. Oie seaman was dro-.vned. aud elio lost a quantity of cotton. Bads life-boat and the whe'el-houao smashed, skylight stove, and sustained other considerable damage during a gale. A telegram received In this city ?ays tbe Servian Skuptscbtnn has nil ill hi au agreement concluded be? tween the (iovernuirnt and M. liontoux, Chairman of the Paris Union General, for a loan for the construction and woi king of Servian railways. The Austrian and herv?an railways are to bo connected in carry lug out the proposed fcheine. MuSTitKAL, March S3.?The stock market was weak, lower and Inactive this afternoon. FRAG 31E NTS OF WESTERN NEWS. sait: ok ?e?t???? ??.????? stock. Cincinnati, March 2'?.?? dispatch from Lexington, Ky, to Ihr Comma ritt sa?s: The auction sale of " Abo "' Ruford's blooded stock to-day attracted a lam uuniber of buyers, but with ono exception tho prices of sixteen head ?old were low. (li t s wav was said for $1.000 to Milton Young, of Kon turliy ; Mdlenry. full brother to MeWhlrter. for ij<i:io to D. L. Rohn, of Missouri ; aud Good Night for W?ii to John A. V? luklo. of Iowa. SMotllKIIKD IN ? ISOILItR. New Castle, 1ml., March 23.?John Det wciler. forty-ulno year* old. was smoibered In a boiler at tho lied Jacket In m ice to? day. He waa attempting tn clean tbe boiler. Charle? Conn, who entered the holler for tbs purpose of rescuing Uetweller. was also overcome with tue gas und died noon after. Two other men lu their ef? forts to savo the two named uerruwiy escaped a similar fats. A LONG ROM ON TIME. ? St. Loci?, Mo., March 23.?? dispatch from Kansas citv to The iCrpublitan sayst Tbe first train from tJan Francisco over tho new liue nrrlved hero this moriilug lu chergj of Conductor llallett. The train consisted of twelve cars. The couches were all crowded, and seveoty-?tvo through passengers were aboard. The run was the most remark? able on record, tho train having left Han Francisco on time, and woe on time at every station on tbe long Hue of 2,300 miles, and nrrlved horo on time. TELEtiRAP?lC NOTES. INSURANCE DIRECTORS RKELECTED. Hartkord, Conn.. March 23.?The annual meet? ing ef the member? at the Connecticut Mutusl Ufe insurance Company was heul bere lo-day, and tbe ooarU of directora waa mis?tes, AN EDITOR CONVICTED OP LI BEL. Trovidicncb. K. !.. March 23.?In the Common Pleas Court this morning. Edward A. Corbett, ot Tm ife?( Aentt )ieraM. was convloted ot criminal libel upon DetecUTo H wan. 8ent?noe waa detegred. AN OLD MAN KILLED ON THE TRACK. F.T.rZABSTii. N. J.. March 23.?Nicholas Fouigieser. an aged ClorraaD, employed In the Singer factory, waa 1 tiled laai night ou tbo Central Railroad, near tho factory. A DEFAULTER COMMITTED FOB TRIAL. Kkknk, N.H., Marcii 2U.-AII.ee, the defaulting treasurer of the Wluohenter Savings Hank, was arraigned to dar and plMdeouot guilty He waived exaiabuiUou ana was committed to jelL DYINO IN ??? STATE PRISO??. . Boston, Marcii 23.?Dr. Daniel F. Kimball, made notorious bv his connection with the Lynn trunk traassy, died tn the ritate Piitou at Cuncord last nlgbr.. He was about torty-three years of age, Illa sentence was far seven years, ON THE WAY TO NEW-YORK FOR TRIAL, Drnvik, Col., Marob 23.?James Orr, who was arreste?! here ??vera! ?lavs ago on a charge ot erabesalln* ?fiJO.isM) from Hohaits, sootliwick A Co.. ot NeW-York. Ion bere yesterday for Stai city, la charge ot New?York detec? tive?. W HI8 HEAD BLOWN OFF WniLE ASLEEP. Oai.VKSTiiN.Tox.. March 23,?At ? wood-ofaoppers* camp, two mile? from Houston, yesterday. "Jak?" Brows, Metes, sRsroluttmg pleasantly with aoetber negro named Adams, Ulddewn sao went so sleep, wbea I Sasss, wttb a saot? guu, blew nrowa? Bead ebnest eaurely free Us body. EAILWAY INTERESTS, s? ? PURCHASE OF THE DELAWARE WESTERN. Baltimore, March 23.?The following ia furitlsbed to-night from an official source : It Is announced officially from Camden Station that tbe Delaware Western ? ?ad was purchased, on behalf of the Bsltlmnre and Ohio Radroad Company, the dflv after ? eonirolling interest In the Pnlladelpbta, Wilmington and Baltimore Road was boucht bv the Per.nsylvnnlaRail? road Company. The sale was au absolut.? one, and tbo day on wnloh the sale was made a controlliti?.: Interest In the stock was transferred to that company. It Is also announced officially that the Ualtttnore and Oblo Com* pan y now bas englneera in the Held and that the new hoe between Baltimore and Philadelphia will be bnlft as rapidly a? men and tnouey can build it. ft Is understood that this Is purely a business onera Hon. and m no wise affecta ibe restored friendly relatldna new existing between tbe Penn*vlvanln ItarlxoaO and tbe Baltimore and Onto Railroad Companies. WiuirNOTon, L>. l., March 23.?TA? Etery Evening newspaper publishes this afternoon au later? view with Mr. Bird, connsel of the Baiti moie and Obto Railroad, and Colonel ?. 8. McComb, giving the full facts concerning the purchase by tbe Baltimore and Ohio Bail road Company of the chartex- of tbo Delaware and Western Railroad. The arrangement was practically agreed upon the day after the announcement of the purchase of tho Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and the agreement was based on.the positive declaration by the representatives of the Baltimore aud Ohio Interests lhat tbev would use the Oeiawara Western charter aS a part of the scheme to build a new road between PhUa deiphla und Baltimore. Tbe engineer* are already on tbo line, aud the positive promise Is made that the road from tbls city to Philadelphia will be finished by June 1, a?: ? to Baltimore as rapidly as money and meo can do It. '11ns would seem to indicate that ? is intended to uso the old part of tbo Philadelphia, Wilmington afad Baltimore Railroad from Gray's Perry to Chester, leased by tue Reading Railroad for nn.ty nine years, and exiended almost to tbe Pennsylvania and Delaware line, within ten miles of Wiludlgton. lu accordance with nottue given on Monday, a bill wJlt be iiiirouuc? a in the Legislature to-eorrow f? give the Baltimora and Otlo Company authority to build a new line down the Peninsula, to compete with tho road which has passed under control of tre Pennsylvania Railroad through its purchase of the Pniladelpbia, Wilmington and Baltimore Kuiiroad Company's stock. ONLY A TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENT. The traffic arrangement recently completed between tbe Baltimore and Oblo r.nd Pennsylvania It illroad Companies is temporary only and may be ter? min.ned ou brief notice by either company. The contract embraces both freight und passenger trafile of th? Baltimore aud Oblo Railroad, which for the present will be run over tb<) New-fork division of the Pennsylvania road. This arrangement will be eon tin a.?<1 unid the completion of the new line from Balti? more to l'litladelplna which tbe Baltimore and Oblo Cmpany infeuda to build. Immediately after the Penn? sylvania R illroad Company secured control of tuo Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore road Vice-President Oarretr, of the Bui timore and Ohio C ani.my. bought tho hulk of the stock of the Delaware Western Homi. It u the intenti.>u < f ire company to oigani/.e couipauies under tho general railroad laws of Mary.and ani Pennsylvania to build ti.?? proposed railroad. It is understood that in Penosylvwla advan? tage will bo taken of tho l'Ini idei ? ina und Reading charter, winch is ??aid to be very liberal. Meanwhile the Pennsylvania Rii.roal Company tua lo overtures of* peace to the Baltimore and Ohio Comparir, offering to resume substantially the relations which had previously existed be:w-.-en the two eompaiu??:?. It Is said that Mr. Garret! telegraphed tho condition of affaire to his father, who is in Unripe, and that ho recivcd m reply instructions to announce 10 the Penusylf aula Railroad bis intention to build au iuihp? ndeut line to Philadelphia; that lu any negotia? tions for a tr.iltlc tu rangement With the Pennsylvania Railroad tbe basis of tbo agreement must '?- the fact that the Baltimore and Ohio would build such a line. Tbo arrange.1.1 ut male by the two companies was in accord? ance with then? liit-tructions. Tac coatee ct is temporary, although it is uad"r-to.')d that more favorable terms were offered by the i'mnsvlv mia Railroad lu case tho air me m tit could be made permanent. CONFLICTING INTERESTS IN BiiOOKLYN. In older that the conflicting interest* in the furuisbiitg of mans for elevated rapid ? tamii iu Brook? lyn ???;;a? be harm inizeil. Mayor Howell Invited those most Interested to consult intiisofflc: late Tuesday afternoon. Those present were Charles R. Flint, partner of Mayor ?race, and Samuel Mel. an, of tbe Brooklyn Itapid Tranait Company, formed to build a road m Ful? lea sag A. It. cniver. of the Preopeet Perk end Oooey, Island Railroad, to whoso depot tbe route laid out by the third Commission leads; Chartes S torre aud ?. C Mur? phy, of tbo Brooklyn, I'latbttsh and Coney Island Rail? road; \Vii!i:im Richardson, of the Atlanti.: Avenue Rali? ma ? : Jesso Johnson, Thomas Kinsella and Corporation Counsel De Wilt. Tbe various plans for rapid transie ?ere discu?sed. Mr. Kinsella urged that tbe molo route should he In Atlantlcave. Mr. De Witt suggested,as a method of harmonizing tbe interests of tbe compente? which ato to build on the routes of tbe second and third Coininia?olis (wiiicli are In adtolulng streets from the Bndga to tb'M'ity Unii), that Ibe Brooklyn Rapid Transit Compaov build a road in Adarn.--st. aud then through Mynicave.. while the company to be formed under tbe iati st ?'. :.? mi -i..? should build In connection with this line from Myrt!.-uve. aud Pearlst, Tins would avoid the use of Fulton-st. It was eontended by Mr. Flint that the road should in: where the paxscUgvrs were, and that Fuiton-it. was the only place. The same view was taken by Mr. McLean. President Culver said that those inter esicd in the action or the third Commission were willing to put a cbeck for a large amount In the Mayor's bands to guarantee that a road would bo built ou its rome. After discussion for several hours, a committee, cum? posea" of Messrs. Flint. Murphy aud Culver, -was ap iioiuied to see If the continuing interests could not be harmonised. This committee is to report at a meeting to * be held next Tuasday. ??? PENNSYLVANIA MANAGEMENT. ' Philadelphia, March 23.?The Hoard ot Directors ?f the Pennsylvania Railroad Company mec for reorgau'iitIon for the ensuing year at noou to-day, aud remained In session two hours. Tbe only chang?e In the official staff ot the company were those involving the election of John C. Slms.Jr.. a* ee?-retai y to succeed Joseph Scsley, who bus oeen ill for ?iverat year* ; and tbe .icceptaitc? of the resignation of L P. Farmer, gen? eral paesaaasr ageut. The latter change takes effect on April 1. and tbo vacancy will not be filled until that timo. ( ?eorge ?. Robert* was reelectcd president, aud A. J. Cassait first vice-president. The statement of the bu. mess of sll lines ot tbe Pena? svlvaniii Railroad Company cast of Plttaourg and Erie, ror February, 1881, compared with the same month In 1880, show* au increase m groe? earnings of $1)1.038:; au increase in expensen of ?^'J.Vllii. making a oeereaee In net earnings of f74.078. The two months of 1881, aa compared wltn tbe same period iu 18'JO. snow an Increase in gross earnings of $25(1,70*.!: an l?crense iu expeneee of if-l'JU.'Jl?. making a decrease In net earning* of $233.515. All Unes west of Pittsburg and Crio Tor the. two mouths of 1881 show a surplis over liabilities of $525.030, being a gain over the same period In 18S0 ot 1804)66. ? ? DECISION IN AN EXPRESS SUIT. Galvkston, Texas, Marcii 23.?The Mum haa the following from Dallaa: "Iu timbase of the, Texas Express Company against tte International and Croat Northern Railroad Company and agsmst the Texas Pacific Railroad Company, in tbe Cutu-d (Hatea Cnurt, Ju Jge A. P. McCormlek has granted a nrcitmi i.ary Injunction preserving tbe pr?sent status, Vavtug the question oreoaipenaaiion to be paid by the Texas Express Company to defendant* in ca>c the parties cao, not agree, to be hereafter detennlued by tbe Court." ? ? s> A NEW LONG ISLAND ENTERPRISE. Albaxt, March 23.?The Northern Railroad. Connvui? of Loug Island have tiled article* of incorpora? tion. Tue capital ia $1.000.000. COMPLETINO ITS ORGANIZATION. At a meeting of the directora ot the Wa?. bssb, 8t. Louis and Parirlo Railroad Company yester? day, the organisation was completed by the election of the following officers: President, Solon Humphrey* ; Urst vice-president. A. L. Hopkins; second vtoewreal dent and secretary. James P. How. Tbe office of thai second vice-president ha* been vacant sine? the r?stame? tlon, last year, of H. W. Lewis, Jr., tbe former pr?sidant or tbe dt. Lout*. Kansas City aud Northern tea 11 road, which is Dow a part or the wabash system. The otees? officers are tbe same as Jaat year. , A it ISSI S G GARDASSE. MoRRiSTOWN, ?. J., March 23.?Thomaa Koefe, gardener to Clonerai Botter, left the Oeoctal'a bouse on March 17 to take aa early ?rala to Newark* where one of ala apea was to be operated apea, ?* took with him about 6100. andpeoml?ed to retata tea? day? unless enjoiued by the dootor to stagger. Xtoaswaoi a temperate man, and there U a poaattstrl? ef ale besa* in some eye infirmarvi but a? no treoaag ?ha cam be, foui.- suspicion of foul play U entortaros* Be ?aaj ?pout forty-five years eld and of stoat butta. ? , PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY OF AMWTS,' PrriLADELraiA, March 22.-At Um armiA meetisgettae Philadelpai*. Society of ArttsUheldoaj the 19th last, the following ratloses ?para s?sate? ? JYestflfeat-Janlsa ?. ? word. isstsatpptJ NewboldlL Trotter, rrea*?sr*r-F. F. DeCraae.