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noon. The report of tbs directors shows gross earn?
ings of f3.ri80.0O7; operating expenses, SS F.i'.t.rM ; net earnings, fd,180,125. Business steadily Increased during the last year, and large sums have been invested In permanent Improvements. The number of passen? gers was 1,881,881. The following oi'icci s were ?kasad to-day: President, Arthur Bewail; vice president and general manager. Pa: son Tucker; etork, J. H. Drummond; directors-Arti ur Sewall. II N. Jose. Coorie C. Loni. Richard Piney. Am.n Paul. PmtoS Allen. W. Q. Davis, .1. (j Klekor. Plant Jones, Thomss W. Hyde, ts. C. Lawrence, Francis W lill and John Ware. -4> HIE RATErt ON SOUTHERN ROADS. OONTINUINC, THE INQUIRY BEFORE THE INTER STATE COMMISSION Washington. Dec. lO.-The Interstate Commerce Com? mission ree-imed this morning Its inquiry Into titi* rates aid classifications of the Southern Hallway ami S'eamshlp Association. A. Pope, general freight agSBl uf the Xoi-folk and Western Hailroad. c.\pla4tio<l what is being done by the railroads to secure uniformity In classification throughout the country. M. H. Smith, vice-president of the louisville and Nashville, eM'ialned the meihodf of hi- company In making Its through, joint and ormpetlns rate* and ossifications. He said that his road elan accept a less raie for a longer than for a shorter distance, but he urged, in Justification:, the competition of water lines. While bis road had thus violated the letter of the law, he regardcrl lt as a purely technical violation. His road of necessity used several classifications, tad lt had done much, and was now doing much, he said, to secure uniform classifications. Mr. Smith esld that his road had not strictly com? piled with Hie law requiring tho posting of rates In Its several offices, because lt was well-nigh Impossible to do so. That feature of the law ho regarded as a dead letter, for the reason that lt required something ut? terly Impossible of performance. Theft rates, be said. changed almost dally. These changes wore made noocssary by the changes In water rates, which bis company were obliged to moot. He had, however. certain rate-tables rosted, but they wero tu* always, er even often, correct. Georg* O. Gauli, of Cincinnati, general manager of thc Queen and Crescent route, explained what has been done by bis system to bring its rates Into conformity with the requirements of lbs law. BJ/, h. Halsey, chief rate-ek-rk of the 6outihorn Railway and Steamship Association, and others, also answered questions by tho Commisi-loners as ro ratos. J. W. Thoma*, president and general manager of the National, Chattanooga and St. Louis Hailroad. said thal on local State traffic the rates In force on his road conformed to tho law. but on through traffic between competing i*'!nt* tVy do not. ? NEGOTIATIONS RROKF.N OFF. The negotiations between the Richmond and Wost Point Terminal and tho Norfolk and We-teiti railroad companies have been broKon off and th? conference that was io take place yesterday was postponed In? definitely. On thu part ol the Norfolk and Western lt was said that tho failure was due to tho many and diverse Interests In Ike Richmond Terminal manage? ment, but that lt would not affect toe business of the company becsus* a pre\lous trallic contract was lilli In Ince Per-oiis largely Intonated in tb < Rlch inond Terminal and tho East TeSMCane companies de elaied that the proposal ol tko Norfolk and Weston to buy control ol the East Tennessee was ridiculous and the illustntlon o( tho "tail wagging th'' dog" was used many time* by the frlemls of the Richmond 'ii natani ai d e.s' itaaneon enaaaatoa At the meeting of the lerminal directors on Tues? day, there waa no positive action taken on the sub? ject, but Calvin S. Hi1ce, vice-pros dont of tho East Tennessee company, ls reported to have made a few timely and vigorous remarks. Hil Msoetates In die board listened attentively and, it ls said, at the con rluslon of the unexpected S|?ech they crowded around [dm to offer congratulations. The meeting was ad uurned soon alteiwanL -? NEW ENGLAND ROADS TO RESTORE RATES. It was announced yesterday Hiat the New-England railroads would put Into effect to-day tho westbound tariff which was reduced openly when the New-York Conti al made Ita reduction to the West. When the New-York roads reached an agreement for the restora? tion of rates ihey acted Without walting for tho Los toa Hues, which di 1 ind give notice of BU advance un? til December IO, three Baja after notice given by tbs New-York roads, subsequently Motion was devel? oped between the Fitchburg and the Huston and Al? bany roads with legard to the Central of Vermont, the New-Knglaud connection of tho ('.rand Trunk of Canada. Vp to yesterday serons Soubt was enter rained whether the notice of the Now-England roads would be put tots effect, but an agreement has been mi ned which assures Hie enforcement of the re? stored tariff. The Central Verneal win on Monday make a partral restoration of rates, bat lt will not put Hie full tariff toto etteet until January 1, 1S80 The company wi.i preserve Ita ordinary differential-, based upon 10 cents per HXl pounds on urst-clai-s Height. fiNNUAL MEETING Of THE NEWHAVEN ROAD. New-Haven, t>onn.. Doc. 10 (Special).?At the innual meeting of the Consolidated roal to-day, G. tv. .Muller, Wilson c.. Hunt, C. M. Itepew, Joser-h Park and William Rockefeller, of New York: E. H. trowbridge, C. P. Claik and (i. H. Watrous. New Haven; W. D. Btokoi and Nathaniel Wheeler, ol lirldgeport ; II. C. Robinson, of Hartford: and H. S. L-e, of Springfield, were e>"ted directors. In an biding to the stiK-kh ld rs Pre-ldent i lurk exnlatned shy a petition had been made for auihoiity to Increase (he capital slink, lt wu- designed, he said, to build four tracks from New.York ta New Haven, to pur :h?-c leased lines, and In all respects to provide hw tho be-t possible accommodation of the nubile Hr. i lark was complimented upon his management H 'bo road during the year. Tie stockholders mun anously commet.d-d the pu. nose of the liiiecous. UM loped the (len-ral Assembly would grant such legs (ai;oi as would favor the Inciesse of the capital liock. MISCRI.f.ANEOCS RAILWAY INTELf.ICENt E. The following notice was toned to-day in aeeord ince with a vote of the Joint OouuntttoSi "Taking rfToct January 1. 1888, the nt lbw nd and west hound rates on pl? Iron and tho articles named In tho special Iron ta-III will be on the basis of -J", cents per hun dr<d pounds In carloads, and DO rents per hundred pound* In les; than ca.loads, between Chicago and New rora." It ls announced by the passenger department of the l'.uo Railway ihat on account of ike boSdaya exer? tion licker wm ba -old betwen ;,:i local station on Ma line whero exclusion tickets are not regularly on tale, luen lichens win be sold at a considerable i i timi from the n .'ular i-atcs and will be good from before i hrlatmm until after Kew fear's Day. i?-ta" and more deflnt'e Information aa to these ipe< al ii" may bi had from the nearest Kde ticket agent Th- litvt spe.-ul nain foi St, AagUSttoS, Fla., eon listing of ten Pullman sleepen and baggage cats. i. ft Jersey Clo over Ute Pennsylvania Railroad and Atian tic duut Line at 8 30 yesterday morning. The tram ra rel BOO employe* for tho Ponce do Leon Ihe Alcazar and Cotdova hotels. Philadelphia, Dee. 18 (Special).--There ls a plan on foot for bringing Bte Reading and Baltimore and Ohli into closer relations by extending Bte QuarryvBle branch of tie Beading aeutk to lbs BaltBi. bim) Ohio's Philadelphia division near P-ny ville, thu toratag a abori Une to the south tor Beadtog coal. It is reported Ibnl tbs Delaware, Lackawanna ate! West, in Company ba- reserved from a umdieate a offer af 180/100,000 for Its coal lands, and that tlc lyadteato bn agreed to build no competing Bae tor ti - ? ansportatloi of the coal. OSknri of ihe Reading Railroad stale that the con. pany ls receiving propoaatt for the oonstrueBon of 500 hopper bottom gondola coal can ol twenty five Biaawlly, t?> be bulM nazi spring. In the la y-ar and a half 1,000 can of Uds description hov ? bee sdded io the sejHlganont, bar th.itput of c -ii in ena aa fully rn fast as ihe nilling -tm-k. Tl cars win ii reen Bm eoaspaay'i carrying eapaclt) bf 7,5(iO tons j.er rionth. Tho rtew-Jersey Centra' hss slso given an order tor ino car- of Ibe lu tern. . 'iii- re, vice president ot the |.c|i> Joy, has resigned from tho directory ul the Ve* I " ? ? ] '? >1 and li v. Maxwell has I ?? n ejected t< suc-eed him. Tboro ls now no Lehigh Valley Ive lo the New jersey i antral board A com pani hat been organised lo build a railroad CfSO^OoT ' ' '? r0r' M"nm"'?"? IbsTawtoJ The Philadelphia and Reading, In extending the Camdeni .?..ci. t.r and M., ,,' Ephraim Ile | .' sn mines'. as ' """ ?IWM?*?"irt?Ul tau cica-o, Tvo. ifi_.M bm Mering nfl 'be rjsswral tfarapers of the Bosdhweston Mtnourl Riv. to-day, it was virtually agrsed to restore h t.rob-ibly as ear y i,s .i?.,,,?,,, r A ,.??,,,>,,,? i ...oict-d t oat tar with a atauini eoaamittei Bat Bm in and KoHkweotern lines, and also a eon Inlttee of the Gctoredo linn, win, a view to it bi gthen lng the present ?sssnmaad. Hst committee will report lo tho general meeting of the Wntora Freight \s soclstlon to be hell tomorrow, sud tl , bidtoatloni tow on that lt will ta adopted without i?, iel. n The committee of man naaco! aunagon appo to sana a new aasmassBr agwiaain! tor Um Man h the Western Hates A nee tot toa made a report tl - afternoon. The report was accepted MR. QUAY'S VISIT ENDED. PRIVATE CONFERENCE WITH GENERAL HABRKON Tim PEXATOH. ni-AllLEI) HV A HF.APACHK. i 80AK8 all INTI '.lt views?88811 EBUati iiAiinifsox nr.c:.iviN<; nil loyal LEGION? i \ PBSStDKKT BATES Oki Till: PBOSTKBITY of TnB o it nv it?KM. IIABBT8081 TO VISIT NKW-VOItK. Tar iSSanunnt "> ms inmcxc.] Indianapolis. Dec. If). - Hot ween Senator Onay and the Loyal I.oirlon this has been an extremely busy day fm Qeaeral Harrison. The Pennsylvania Senator went np to tie President elects laen early In the morning and stayed there until sumo Hmo after noon, titan Ike members of the Loyal Logion man-hod out In a body, and tuen wm an Informal reception which !asfe?1 un? til aftot dart. Ita each of the .'ton or loo veteran Inion officers General Harrison said a friendly Ward Sf tasman: fur eosntoS Srtth lbs members of Hie Inaugu? ration Committee who accompanied Senator Quay from Washington ho had tn run over the dry details of the various ceremonies for the 4th of March. Baldest efl all, In conference with the Napoleonic chairman of the National Committee, ho had to Wnstfls again with the difficult and delicate Stable UM of a Cabinet and>a policy. Senator Quay's long-falked-nf visit to Indianapolis was a brief one. Ho reached this city a little before midnight la.-t night and was gone again by H o'clock this afternoon. Ho came and went, too, with little eerenony. Nobody met him nt tho railroad station. and only John C. New arni Private Secretary Halford wore on hand to welcome him al the Now Denison Hotel. With tho Pennsylvania senator were C.enoral A. 8. Britton, chairman of the lnaucur.il Committee, and I'. W. Loach, Mr. Quay's private secretary. After a little hand-shaking, the party kieta up and the visitors from Washington wont to bod. The news that Senator Qi ny wes (n town di-ow a small army of Indiana politicians io tho New Denison Boto! this morning. Pew of them had ever seen the chairman of tho llormblloan Committee, and all Wen anxious to be Introduced fe him and to shake baud-. Members of fh? I .oj'al lecion, ton. orowd-d Into tho lobbies and tho Pennsylvania Senator could have stood there and held a public recepiion for an hour, if hat busfnem with General narrina had not called him away as soon as he finished his breakfast Af half-past 0 o'clock. John C. New came around to take ihe Washington party out tc General Harri-on's house. Senator Quay had never ni"! thc President-elect, th.men both wei-.- memben Of the Chicago Convention nfl 1880 General Hani-.m betos ',r|e of the leaden of tba toma which finally nominated General Garlleid, and Senator Quay fighting In Ike ranks of the onlobntad Three Hundred and Pix. Mr. New Introthired the visitors '? How are you, Senator? I pSttSte wo ha\ o never mot before," said the President-elect. " I believe nut," replied Bte chairman of the National Committee, as ho did his part of the hand shaking. Mr. Quay then explained to General Harrison that Generala Britton and Williams hal como to Indian? apolis to tell General Harrison |uel what an-aneo ssenta had been made for the Inauguration and to ask bim If ho bad any ideas io suggest or modlSea tlona to make, ii would bs a good nun io dianne of that matter Int, the Pennsylvania Senator thought, and so the two committeemen laid their plans before the President-elect, who sall he had nothing addi? tional to suggest, and came back w, tho hotel, loav. lag senator Quay and the General to a private con? ference, which lasftnl for two hours or more. Gen (ral iirltton said, when he reached tho New renison, that there was nothing now lu the committee's plans. He and General Williams wen- chit-fly anxious to find out If General Harrison had any special wishes about the details of tho ceremonies, but tho Gen? eral had practically left everything to the Washington management, and ho and his asslstanti would go ahead and make all the arrangement*. '' How aro tie preparations for the Inauguration getting on f rieneral Britton was asked. ?? Veiy satisfactory In every respect. It will mr pass the display of any previous Inauguration. Wt have n larger fund tjia'i ern before, ani already the arrangements have been made for the entertainment of about 25,000 people who will come in organised bodies. This number does not Include individuals, hui dimply military and civic organizations. There are about 10,000 nf the militia and 15.000 or 18,000 S*n belonging to the civic organizations. They como mainly from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ittiode [otal ? ! and Minnesota. Many will come from Iowa, Illinois and Ohio, and some as fa-r away as Colorado have already arranged to be prewnt. I want to say thal lt will be a favor If you will state that we aro prepared to make any arrangements Beeta Sd for tlie accommo? dation of organ lint lon ot Individual! dearing tn at? tend the Inauguration, If thuy will let us know thc4r wishes. We look after everything. We have collected. In? formation regarding tba howls, boarding? houses and restaurant-, nod have ar? ranged that none of them should charge higher prices than .isual, and some of them we ha\ e Induced to make lower rans than usual, as, for Instance, tho leading lintels, which have reduced their piton from SS to ti. a day. Wo not only seem.- for individuals lie Lind of accommodations they want, but we have committees to meet them at depot- wi en they arrive, bl I ??(? that they have no trouble in lindliig the <iuar lers engaged for them. We also look out for the liv sry aiiailglWUHlle. so that .strangers will have no trouble Iii getting to and fro. The perfection of tho arrangements I? also shown further In tho caro of hats, coats and canes at the ball. The force of Wa-h kngton mail-carriers has been trained for that duty, and ls under the direction of a man who has had charge of this feature of the balls for three Inaugura? tions." Senator Quay got bark to the hotel about 1 o'clock. Ile went upstairs at once, with a thumping headache, and the admiring Indianapolltaiis, who had agata crowded the tootles, were disappointed a second time. Ile sat In tho room which Colonel William Cassius Goodloe, of Kentucky, had engaged, and put ice on his bead tor an hour or two, until time came for tho pan handle train to start. Only a low eton political fi lends wei-c aile to Bee bini, and ta Wn tOO much prostrated, Colonel Goodloe said, to talk politics. -ile said nothing to me about hi- visit to General Harrison,'' added the Colonel, - imf even giving bia personal Impression of tba Resident-elect, I am sure he did not toll anybody herc "what tho mull of his talk With tho Genual uas. Mr. Quay is not a roni inuulcatlvc man, you know," concluded the Colonel, With a smile. The Senator va- abie to stir around and got ready fur the :i o'clock train, and ail thc Washing? ton men went back with him. ri,en- is mush ipeeulatton as to Ike resuti of Senator Qoay'i mission, but no; one nf lbs polltfcBlsni here, boatsvm close to General Harrison, w ll renton to ay whether he merely a-i;eil for tba Pennsylvania atrousge, or nnabsd the <iaii:is for CUMnei positions id tho two Beaten men <\).u-e. hopes ka la ?uppuasd to look on with most favor. Gsssral Harrison mad- bo ai rones) manie w.th tho Inaugural (ommltiec about bi lourney to Waaklngton ii March. Ile bas no pinn- yat for bia trip Ka?i and .\IU make none for eoaeo time. ll.- will not gu IO \ew-vork on a visit tn Mr. Morton, or Bay ona al a Mis*. Harrison and Mrs. McKee eapeel io anke ;? :.i Now.VoiK early in January to do - . y ibepl H -? Thej an a ?? buying jil ul that : ait of theil Washington outfit widen they eau gol .. md il.ey expect lo be kopi busy making pur . ? for a month or two to eome. The i Bea y/orh lp win b.- a brief one and they tbemaalves atUeh lal imponaneo to lt. Oom ii ami .Mrs. Barriaon kepi oj,en house ail the afternoon t- th- memben >i the l-oyai Legion. i ... ol Mrs. Harrisoo'i friendi came in to bes In ncciving tba nilen. A luncheon wa, - . ra wa mu . p <? taunt eonvem ob in an i.io.ma. *?,. Bi p. ...ii Usyei ealtol abom tnt Of the afternoon, an I aler akskhsg hand, With everykody had a short chat with Genenl Harrison. ,! John h. Lonou, ol Toledo, aod Osneral G. (,. Morilll, of Liston, both past g. and conimatidet - ul the Grand Ai my of ibo Bepubic, came In pmently and Joined In the talk. Tbs] bod tuged Sn tbs ! resident ?' I c a neenslt] ol i i nasal SSrvli -? Pension bill, which, r wa boped, might ta pi In this, they -..bi, i -v represeated i Grand Ai nj, wbl b I of jc i.-.ii i i.i.i passed h. i . ci,cut every soldier who bud i ivod at toa I nuntba in me wai and rsoolvod an bouotabu useharge. Golonel I oodl ?? who I .i Loyal Leghio mau, an aieiti.?-. noiah.c a rivaj, and a't i bl ii ii barlee il. i >ni?vci? ide Unlu < ongii .md General I'. W. Men iii. .1 : lladctohla. The h eptlon lasted ni :il .. o < lort e Itu Inf allen hurried in. k to th Uatei House, when usineaa me ung of i ia i^ -i m ua- to M bold, u ial Barri un bin li can; down lo hi aud helped ? I organise the India u m len Gem .. I ? wallace was male i ima ' d . .. .; i fi . inembetshlp ? ni Bsswawa TioiibUbb Dr. W OHAKVEfs. Northllelt, MU 1 hive used ll In pass* nt nervous prostration, snit sis., ni eombl. i i.ailui. vito oiii-i remedies lu inclin?.iju, it ii, Diuv?d ii I MUWacwry s. c?ull be sk|aKtrdT*7 wa- enrolled. Tl I ;i tlMHS W?n singing and talk!t:? and after that, thc dinner, tor which General HbitIsoo i'lld not stav. Kx-Picsidi-nt Baysa was. Of course, tko nu.st roaspteuoui Uguie ai ihe Loyal Legion reunion, lb- has changed little lu loo as linen be tefl the White lion---. though bis iiemd i- a little thinner md grayer. il- la still straight and . milj ii- ? vcr. Ile coen! no talk polities, ba said, and i.is visit bad no political il gn finance. -I paid a fiiondiv \i-it of reaped i" General and Mn Ma rhum," he continued, bul 1 am tnt, aa ??uno of th'- newspaper! have said, a bio.ni nlatfn sf Mn. Hatilson " Gsssnl Ila.-, lol ? rmi pride lu th" L<>\ il Legion. Of which he i- commaiidoi lu-cbiff Sp ''.dug of Ht history and growth, he -'?'?! ! '? It was conceived on the nattle-field of Appomatti \. as you iou! tl is know, fhto was a mere Informal lari which afterward took definite and thoroughly organised shapo. Af the rlOSe of tho Pevnlutlonai v War. tho offleera who had served in lt founded the Order of the t'lnrliiua'l, membership to become hereditary. lt flnurr*h"d, and has he,>ii a Strong fuganl/ailon evi r Since, 'laking the principles of this order Bl a model, the Lo- :?! Leal m i! luriihed from ihe '?eginning "Waal arc ihe principles w which yon 1 f-i .'" - Aiiiong oiiiers, to eherfsh and perpetuate the mutual feelings of patriotism, benevolence and brotherly filetidshlp. creates" bi a common experience of the hardships encountered rn pre ervine; the Onion and maintaining its rank among 'bo Nations.'' - How is membership beredltai i ' ' it dnnndi lo Ihe eldest son, wheo Ike mumbel dies'' ?? Has tho order l"-on popular among the OtneeraT" 'Yes, Hs |TOV/th I 'ls Leen -ali-lni'lory. There are about 6,000 msmbers In all nov and then ar rommsmlerle, in eighteen States and Territories, in dlsna ls the hi-t of lie North Centra! Stator to estab. Uah ? command* ry." Paning lo the inbjeel of his goners! health, he ga\e this interesting piero of advice a1.out l.ping ono's eyesight: "I can sc,, to road without glasses, and I am -Ixl', six yeats old. I win tell you bow I preserve ms eyes." I wast them every morning in cold water, BOSS thom closed for an Instant, then apnlv more water. My general good health 1- due io tho mod care I take o' my elf a.ni to the exercise whick i lake freely and regularly, if you are In |. health, gat out Into the nlr and sim.hine." ? Colonel William CnsllH Goodin hw* boen pul forward In wme of the Kentucky papers ns ? ran dldato for a catdnot position. Ho said today about his aspirations: ?? I will franklv foll von that I hive no Cabinet bee In my bonnet. (if course. I am grateful to mv ftleinls fur Buming me tor so his-h a position, bal I am not h"ro lo (-li General tla'rl-nn fur that or an'. place. 0 te ral Harris.,0 |. ri tri' ' ? t 'e man, which ii.i ai.s ai-o thal he ls sn Beeompl'shed politician, ind r iiini' no doubt ho will si'" - CUM ri itrone. not n ' in merni) rshlp, bul m geograph eal po i o i General nsrrinu can bo fuJly In 'ed to make op bia own Cabinet." The late-f bil of gossip sent here affecting an In? diana man ls to tho effect rnat General Harrison, ? i token of respect fo the memory of the Hlnatrtoui ? ? .-> Governor BUd In deferenc to tho wl-h"s of th Crest-am elenienf In indiana polities, bas determined to give Olive- T. Morton a good apnointment. Thc Information is oven mon* precise than this, tor I assigns Mr. Morton to Rnfns Magee*! place as Minis ter tn Stockholm. -? BOCTnEBM BEPDBLICA1IS CONFER A COM MITTI F. TO UtTOKM CKNKRAL RABBI SON OK THF. SEBTlMXirr OF TnF BECTIOM. Wa?hington. r?oc. is (Special).?The confrre un nf Soulhorn Pepubl'cans which m< held last night at tho ro<ms of the Battonal Bepubilean League wn largely ai tended by ropi-e-entatIve Pepubllcnns from nearly all the states of ibo South, about seventy five being present. Tba prOCeedinp were hanni 'ilou Tho sole result wag the adoption of a resolution de clarine lt tn be Ibo -ense of Boothera Republican- Ih it lt wa? desirable that the president should letoel ii leaol on i snemher of iii- Cabfnet from the Snath, and taut he siiouid ito fully Informed of Ike prevsiUng m timent among Boutbera Bepubilean In favor of ihe pa-sage of tbs Glair Bdneattonnl bill ard the desire for wiso nanatina to prevent bribery, Intimidation aid fraud at all Federal elections and to secure an bonni count and returo by effective Federal legislation and other legislation National In Mope, bul desired e peelally by Boutbera BepnbUeana. lt was the tenn of the emoting timi the general sentiment throughout Ibo South in the subjecls named OOtUd l? best Ol tabu d liv DMmben of the List Congresi who an also memben of the Ltb Congnn, not moro than one from each state being named as a committee, namely, l. C. Hank, of Tennessee; L. V.. McComae, of Maryl Bud : w. H. Wade, nfl Missouri; 0. B. Bowden, of Virginia, and .1. M. Li-ower. of Barth CaroUna, to whom wa added tho chairman of the meeting, Judge D. U Hus sell, of North Carolina. The above-named wore asked to report fairly to President Hairlson the sentiment with respect to | member of the cabinet and legislation affecting the .south, as may be communicated to them in W's ton by visiting Republicans or by mall from Bepubll cans In tho Southon Mates. There wa- no action taken by this conference with mapee! to the organisation of tba next Hoon or it; ofllcers, nor wa* any natno urged or discussed for the cabinet, and tho subject ol patronage a*n not cnn sldered. Ibo Republicans who were rsque cd to act is tlie committee are averse to the task, beean-- they ny it i- impo-sibie for them to communicate with all Ike hading Kcpubllcans of tho South who should be consulted, bul there ls no doubt that they will In si.n.e proper manuel Inform 'li" president ol lentlmenl ns it may reach them from the gtatei ol the south, nf course the addresi of ail the memben of the nm mitten will be the lim:-'- of Ben esentatlve except thai of .lodge Russell, which ls Wilmington, N. C. While ihe re-nil of the conference nay nol bo wholly istlsnetory to the li iradi of General M i who asalred that his name should be considered and urged, I hey cheerfully acquiesced In ll. JOHN WANA.MAKP.ll ANIi THF. CALTNF.T. Indianapolis Dec 18 (Special). It wn gtvn out toto to-nlgkl ly one of tl." best-Informed BepahUeani ben that John Wanamaker wa- the "ne man who could now bs counted on fur a cabinet position. "General Bsrrison," be said, "bad Inquired on rainer, on noriaaloni aboul Mr. Wanamaker's qualifications, and had often expreseed himself as highly satisfied with tho Philadelphia niece haul's tides- for Ita bead of un- of the departments of lin- CPVOrmUSUt. BSUStOr Uuay's coming was only Barded IO etina Ike prefer. un of tho Pnshtontetoct. Mr. Wanamaker win be a nembw of the nz! Cabinet, you can count on thal from today. I know that General Harrison liked A'auamaker from the start, and that Quay gol what he wnitcd.'' Philadelphia. Dec. 18 (Special).-" Tho Nortli Amer lean." edited by Clapton MeMlehael, mo- lt i ea ?eiient authority tor miking cie Doaltire itaemeni hat Pi-e-ldeni elect Hams m ha- decided lo BPOOlnl fohn Wanamaker Poatmaster-tieneral. The iri'oi nation comos from one of phlladelshlu's besVksown ii men, who ls a wann friend of Mr. Wanamaker, laid he: "Geueml Harrlnn hn been in eommunl aiton with a number of the most pnntinaal Honub lean merchants. Mr. B'auamaksr1 luoluded. davoral if the,e men have been invited to Wiall hliti In ltullan ipolls. I think I can safely ni that neariv all of asm have, in iheir eorrnpondenn ultfa Ibe President' licet, advocated BM appointment ttl Kr. W a:,a.usher. n addition to tba rapport of Bunston Onus and ameron. Mr. Wanamaker hat a Munch friend In dr. Morton. His sppolntmeiil was s.-t .ci while Mr. gorton wm In IndiaaapoUi tost wonk." Mr. Waua naker will not talk, hi- tnvarlabii answer tn Inter rlewcn being: "Since mv name aa* desi mentlomd han refrained from talking on this sublect. i ? break that rule hot." The outotoo among ml) tx tani here li Cai the wrtfoiio of lMstaiu<ior ion?ral bis undoubtedly been offered to Mr Waua naker. ? TMF, VOIP. OP Ti KAS 1 IB ( OJ < LT.-SM KN. Au-iin, Tex., i?c. 18. in- official vote for Con? gressmen in this .-fate ls Bl fellowsi 1st BtSl (towart (item.i, m.si:;; McDaniel (Rep.), MAT; riavis, .pii..',; nd Martin (ix-ini, lo/jio; Humphrey taloa Lab.). 8,658; tlld Bilgote iDrm.i, -jo .7:1: Fanner (Lab and Bop.), 8,887; IYtk--Culber?on ? .ppoaitlon; Vth?Hare (Dem.), 27.006; Thomas Rep.), ?),,-??.: VPh Abbott (Dem.) -jo.-!-.:; Rvani Ith Croln i>cn. 1, 1 >,6ia ,-.. a ,,.r ii-lM, 18,063; VliLh Moore (Dem), 21.022 Cool ? Bop 1. -. ;? 'i Sic Ige (Union Uh 11 . - (8 . iXth >niu I'cin.i. 20.70I; Junta lind. Dem. and Ben.) 13:111s? mi, Sayers Dem.) ilt.OlM; Itel Imap <Bep.i 1 '??n-,: K th-Lan..am |Dsm . 36,361 . RedU ,,1. ;.,',; Itu'mphi -?? -- - PEOBABLl <.A1.\ ol. a CONGRESSMAN. I.ITTLK DOUBT thai TOE i:t:i'f m.icw OAKDl DATE IN THB in ;n CALIPOBJfld ni^. I WA 1 ' I '1. 1 ni T. han Pian.WM, Dn. 18 (Speeial).?Tke rooonnt of he votes for Mayor In this city ls showing gran randa in ike ntker votes; ?n.i by h.- Sauna t eem, to Ih- little BOUbt thSl Phelps tlc- BSpuh lean nominee for CQBgmi In Ike V*th IH- rfct, Bari ?f which is in this cit>. w;ls counted eui by tba .artisans of i tanto, the Demount, The oBtotal mg Brfty for I taUla wak only tiffy one. and ynterdsT'i i n?!ii' i ti reeoun ah m th c Bbelpa hud painui eleven olc?. While . lilllie loSI tort) lill.e. ti ii, elvin- Ph '? in actual Inrnan of sixty, io dav Phelps made i .rt g?in ofl twetiiy two. mating bk) plurality thirty me. ? f nune, ai tka certificaie has ben aswed lo , pkei] ?'a sal) reeoone win i>e t. anful rnnani ands, to pnnm th< ti.'uios .. oagnsa, an I lo asntnl I lunle' ? --,i. tbUi in. be aiU gel tba pin tn whli h i.. ali .\ ' iecici. t he I??? -i . i' an tal j In Ihii n eouni i- bi la iU, but as ito I bm " havi lal en lt, and Iht acne hen- cm i, ? .... qiiesl I BS lo I H?rt >,1 KurU) *** i.rirltaJM tW.? i ! a\L BrSSSSSteU Al?,lM?i.??n; Kl', .r V.? . lo ii?r, ,u5 )ko .,,'. 'r.i rUi?t,Li?mU5L? W.lirl ,!. h V OPEN VIOLATION OF LAW. QUKBB OOHTBAOTS IN TOT KlTKHViHlNfi ABcnrnD m oiyice, winrtr. a OOMOBMSSIOHaIV invl-tioation is Bl I DSD Ul NII'ARIOCS srilKMKH OF i .'f.iM i. riii.iM.r ami ms iilxchmen. iBt tnjnUAPB t<> rn", rnnriM. i irasmlngSan, i>ec. ts.?A congressional investigs t|on of tho office of Ibo supervising Aroliltect ls -nely needed. Scarcely a day passes Ihat some? thing ls not bnUghl to light ronflnnlng tho opinion of those eapable of Judging that Colonel Front ls a lamentable failure officially. Tho latest, develop i.. nis regarding his official conduct, however, cannot le construed, oven by the most charitably Inclined, ?a* lying duo io ignorance. They show a premeditated aud determined attempt on bis part to violate the law. Immediately after tho President Issued the order placing tho Super,ising Arehlteet's ofSn under Civil -ivlce rules, Colonel Frere! begun a systematic car BgalMl thetr appUeatton to bis affine. He had deter? mined to remove all BepUblleSSUI and to till their plies Witt t luise wbon nomocracy was beyond i|ue-tlon. Ile desired, for Instance, to appoint his .mi a.s a draughtsman. Rut the Prntdent'a order was just iii Mme to prevent this appointment bf fair means. tinier tho Civil Service rules all applicants must pa** tts teejulred examination. Young Preret wu.* unable to Sn ihW. Ho, ttSfefOn, was BBNtotntSi - eontldentlal .secretary* to his father, though no law ezlsted under which this appointment could bo made. Immediately afterward he was transferred to the draugflttsmsa'a room, where ho carries DU a desultory itruggfc) with pencil and compass for about three hours a day, never falling to appear on pay day. si'mmom.m; ms iip.nciimf.n. In order to carry out his scheme of ridding the office of Itepiiblleans and niling their places with Democrat* of his own choosing, Colonel Prent, called to bia aid his chief engineer, one Miller by nattie; o. Van Nerta, chief dnnghtaman; M. a. Boberte, nfl tho draughts men's room, ami "Colonel" Umuna Fistor, ektof clark Colonel Prent stated io then mon that ho required fifteen moro draughtsmen, but he would bo htonkety bunked if he'd allow any blanked civil Serein rule to govern him In their selection. Then he Instruetod them to got up an examination that would furn any would tie applicant, gray. ?? We must advertise for draughtsmen, but they must fall to pas? the examina? tion i win thereupon dnlan to the civil service Commtollnneni that their mles won't work In our none They must bo math- a fal'ure, 'and then I shall be allowed lo appoint whom I blank please," Colonel Preret I i Southern gentleman, and conse quently sn iiiiept in ibe on of bianka . Unites la was Intrasted with drafting tte technical examination. vhcrti-eir nts were Innrted In ail th-? anhltocnral Journals ol tl country, and the requirements Mated. reonii. n,..iiis were enough to knock tho lie*. tortoni draughtsman In Ihe country dissy. The aiiplieant was required to dn th-- work of five or si\ l" .ili-fs. Mini perform S0 ordinary month's work. Colonel ''belly, one <>f the civil Service commlsRionBrs. denounced < olonel Preret and his seiionio openly and billilly. If ls needle., to add that no draughtsmen v.ei" seined under fh"-e examinations. BobertS, who drafted the exsnlnutton papen, hn since in eauliou-Iy let drop tho Statement that, the whole ?Theme was talked over and thoroughly under-mod between Colonel Frenl and blmnlt - i il.v before tho election there, came the cry from tho Democratic Natl nil Committee for "money, moi-e money." Colonel Prent set aboul complying with this demand. In direct violation of tho statutes one of the draughtsmen, a political chameleon by tho name of Klnlcel. not only solicited, but demanded In a peremptory manner, eoatribntton from the em ployei of tba office, The money, ho explained, was tu be handed to ?? Colona!" Lister, chief clerk. Then came the (jue.lion of rnten Demoeruttfl voters, of course, for Colonel Preret had no uso fur voters of any other -ott. Io lie brief, ali Democrats who claimed to have a vote, and mnny who did not. wen granted learn of Bonnee, and no doubt tbs psproUa for tte time they wen- gprsa weald disclose tho fact thal nothing was dednted fotm their salary, another violation of law. At leas) three etorka, including Filter, and Iwo draughtsmen, who had been partim lari] active in aquesslBg "voluntary contribution" out of tte amployn, w?n rewarded for their work bj bring sent out lo their respective States a few days befon ibo election on "odlrlal nosiness." Thus were ll.eli travelling exponsoi and hotel bills paid by the Government for tbs votes and assistance rendered the Democratic party. This ls not a tittle of the outrages perpetrated by or with the connivance of the Supervising Architect, Prent, during the pre-i denUal campaign. At least twenty of his henchmen. Including etorka and architectural diaughrsmen. have rendered tkemnlvea Baum io indictment, and punish? ment by lim- and Imprisonment or both. It only remain tor Ike Bepuhltosn to determine, after Mann 4, whether they -hall be proseetned for their crime*. otter they shall be permitted to retain their bl berths. A STARTLING CONSPIRACY. I'rerot's crowning achievement, which, If not clerke*) hy Immediate action on the pair of Congress. mast eventually cost tbs people 111011-811'"-, and per haps millions, of dollars, enrich Prent himself, and leave to bis slice,.,-or a heritage of confusion con? founded, ls yet to be recorded. Knowing that there is no poeslbUlt] Of bl5 being retained undor tho ajex! Administration, and with an Insatiable desire for self glorlltoatton and enrichment, Colonel Freret has deter mined to uso his official position between now and Mamb 1 " for all lt ls worth." He has associated with him In this pioje. I his chief clerk, chief engineer, chief draughtsman and chief computer, without whoso anlatann sad eo-oneratlon he could not.hope to carry it toto elfect. All public buildings for which appro pi lal lons have been made aro lo be put through, as far letting of coot neut townescaed, before March 4, . iheteh plans and elevations an- to be given ostensibly to outside architects, who sro to bind them -elves to complete all diawlngs, Including working drawings, wilkin six week,- thus allowing BUflOleOI h. way In which to nd vii tis., proposals, a** required by law. before March I. Tbs contracting hnbltnta oe a!-o to bind tbsanaatvm l<? employ diaughtstnen of the Superviilng Architect's of lice, outside their regular official hours, to assist them in getting mn tte drawing-. This was neees iary. Otherwise then would have been a unanimous ?kick" on 'in- jiaii of tte office druugktsuum, ami lu lonsequenn sn exposure of the. whole scheme. All hawing boards, paper, ink and other rsquMtm were 10 lu- taken flinn tte offin ai pleasure- another viola lion Of law. Thc outside architect ls lo be but a figurehead. The Inside architect ls to select his 1" OUtSlde. The latter ls to be MSlgUed tfl tho building or buildings Md appear on tte pay rolls, The [omni 1- lo do the work ami reeelve tts pay. This is for (he double purpose of evading, lli-t, the law re lulling 1 ie advertising ,)f ?H contract work; second, ? 0 eva 'rn of tte law relattag t<> subletting of eon 1: s. n.T.TT, Jury it, 1863). 'Il e ni-' hie. on, results of thu gnat scheme ranniit ,e oven -limai d. The Bril losult will bo tho general lemonllMtlon of tte office and tts ntabUabmenl of a len) dangerous an-l Impracticable; next, tho ui te,- confusion and worttleaa work that must ensue in insequence of Its being done lu le.ss ihan one-fifth the required for good work Contracts will berlet rm rtitllri with mistakes. rhen eon . , mini,lcd srithou great ou?t to ike liovernmcnt, if the buildings aro begun, half the work will have io lie torn down as wnrthlna. An itber i-im "iii be tiiat in a mouth <u iii weeks ike appropriations for tte fiscal year wi:i beaoate e.\ ? 1. and every employe of tho ofBca mist be either furlough' -I or discharged. MAKIN.: 11 tv wniLi; Tin-: BBB SHUfEB ?; 1 gnatoSi act!\lty has pivvalb-d In the Super rising Annlteet'a sfltoa since tho scheme was d^ vl-cd. Nothing liss been left undone bf Freret, sod eatnl 1 I an 1 ie ervsd. fltn rj Unsta wbon co-operation la neenanry to Btrtbsi liiieC- soda bas been given a "plum"' In tho way of buying a site for a public building. All have be.-n iktrmlshlng over tba country hurriedly. Pistol ls at arsenal In Wrmlngham purchasing a site for a 8200,000 building to be enetSd there. Miller, chief engineer, has Just returner! from Texas, where he 1 on similar business. Linton, assistant chief clerk, ba- Just returned from Duluth and ls pro I tor another trip. Von Nerta, chief draughts mun, has gun ? to Trenton lo buy tte sue for ihat building. ' Austell, tow cb rh. whose unsavory rSSOrd in connection with the purchase nfl Bte binghamton, ti. 1.. -it" I- still fie-'i in the minds ot The 'I illunie is |ii paring to go nut again. Noi i Uthful ba ' a rn giecti I. I liter*! record n ntirrhaaer 1- nartlrularrj and offensively udoi ons. Without exception, lhere romes from every div where 1^- has purchased a, sile a prtito?t a?Ain- Mime underhand work li ls hui a lea weeks nee IkS CUdgei wa- taken up a-aitist p, t. Barnum for the queettonnble manner in lite wa- pun hus d I l -ii I, . political chameleon capable ol changli polities three limes a dav If n. ce ar\ lo tb welfare ot 1 i-ti 1 Under Ur. SaB, Prent's predecessor, 1,-i. .1 .1 !:? i-iiii,1 an. but bboo ike Bennion of . 0 a Democrat of the deepest d\o, gi ht la personally demand and re nive m., v lunn the employee bi his nStoa for Bte Homoerotic campaign. Then li abundant proof in the poisesiion of the corie jMinUcnt of Tba Itlbune to koud nvstSJ al lue officials of the Supervising Architect's offico to State lr'*?n' FOREIGN (IOVEUNMKNT6 TAKE NOTICE. If] ^OLLTIONB AttrVT BTJB TU ANfl-ISTIIMI AS CANAL UfTBODUOfaTJ IV THC rU'.N'ATF. 11V MB. KPMUND8. Washington, I>ee. io (Speclall.-Mr. Kdmunds Intro. flfisMd In the Senate to-day an Important resolution concerning the control of tho Tra.u. IsthmPm Canal, 'uilt under foreign auspices. It was referred ty tl.e ommlttee on Foieign Relations, and reads sj follow Resolved, That the (io ve rn mont of tho Culled Suns will look with sorI>m? com em and dlsspprovsl upon any connection of sny atolwpna Government with th* e<>n?'in finn or control of sny ship canal across tho Isthmus of Darleu or across Central America, and mu ht regard sny -uch connection or control as injurious to tho just rights mid Interest* of tho United State* and sh a monaco to their welfare. Sjsehaq. That, tte Pnsktoal of tho Cain] stoics bc requested to communicate this sapfsisfn af the views of Congress to tho Governments of the countries of Stone* Mr. Kdmunds has alwa)s talion a very lively Interest In all matters regarding tts problem of cami io mutant, cation between the Pacific and. Atlantic oceans. In three previous Congi- sacs ho championed tho bill to i,dvy a charter to tho Nle-jrapua Canal Company, which pnasd the Senate In tho course of tts Int lenton of ongrne, and which ls now ponding in the Home. Prapoiring of getting action at th' benda Of Congress Un company, upon .Mr. Idmunds'l advu.e, oldened a charter from the Legtototnn of thc state of Vermont not long ago, hut this has not prevented lt from push? ing Its plans In Congress. -a> , . . BEVEBfl AMD HABBOB8 IN TUE HOUSE. MONEY FOR "POTKNTIAL COMMERCE"?A 6PECI kUBM BRICK ?IJLANCHARP'tJ 8CSUSIU TO OIITAIN A CHAIRMANSHIP IN THE NKXT congress. Waihlngton, Dec. 10 (Spoelali--Tho River and Harbor bill was taken Up and considered by the IIouso this afternoon. In round figures lt appropriates $1;.',OOO,OOO, two-thirds of which is to be expended on rivers, creeks and bayous. If BM bill becomes a law the river and harbor appropriations of the " Centennial" Congress will exceed 884,000,008, al- i most double tho appropriations nfl any previous Con? gi' s, f.,r uko pun cen. In Its report tho committee states that tho bill was framed on thc tho-iry that lt ls not " needful" In making an appropriation that the commerce sa !? benefited should bo "actually existent; it SUSSsn that If should be clearly potential." When the possibilities opened by such a theory are considered tho only wonder ls that the bill ls so moderate. There are Innumerable creeks which might be dredged and numbcrl'-ss bayous fi-om which the snags and saw? yers might bo removed In the name of 'potential commerce," and the committee has aoUttBjtod Itself with recommending tho expenditure of only 818,000, 000?a pitiable sum, indeed. The committee barf dis? covered Ike motive by which criticism of wasteful and extravagant appropriations has been umpired. Tba report ?ays: Tho objections to river and harbor bills urged by a per tlon of the public press of the country, your COUBBittee OSBCBln to be based largdv upon elltorlal provincialism, that ls, carelessness and want of knowledge of BM BcedS and t-ondltl ins of mh-r HMBlltles than their n?n What can ?? provincial editors'' know, for example, about tho needs of thar vast "potential coosmsreo" ol 1 ? lillico Cicek. a stream " nearly two and three fourths mil-s long," On tlie "easton shore" of Maryland.' For this niagnliiceiii artery of " potential commerce' which is K'liei.iily bell -vc . to be hld.len BQUtoWben In tho district represented by .Mr. Gibson, a nu tuber of the Uiver and Harbor Committee, and to hate been discovered by him. the sum of #'..0iK) was appropi'Isl ld In tho last LUI. Not a dollar of tts ninney has nen upended, bul if is now proposed to opp opriate 810,000 moro. After tho work has boon completed, and a "turning basin" has been dug or built at the upper end. so that a ''polo boat" will not be compelled to descend the stream stein foremast, fairlie Creek WlB be ablo to bear on Its lordly bosom whatever ?? po? tential commerce" may chane to siiay ilia; way?ex? cept when " a strong wind blows'' from a rerta.n riuarter and s?nd* the water out of tho cre-i;. By building a high brick or stone wall entirely around this raging stieatn lt mich' be made navigable even u len a brisk nur'woster ls blowing. ihe laal paragraph of Section i of tte bill is rery neat, Ind.I. ll provides iti.-u Speaks! Carinda shall appoint a committee for Ihe next House, which will have a Republican Speaker. This committee, of roareS, ls to be provided w-th a Democratic ehulrinuu? piobably Mr. lllanchard, of louisiana?who is io ap point a, Democratic doik. amt to control ike expend!. lures, which will bo no petty sum. for lt ls "tn In |Bln Into an<l investigate the expenditure of appro? priation! for river and harbor improvement! and the ?ouiliiitiii and progress of such works ol Imp ovement" and to visit ino place- where appi iprtotlou aio ex. pended An indefinite sum ls to be appropriated tn nay the expenses of this roving committee, the mem? bers of which, of course, b-dng lawyers, will bo fully competent to detect and point ail errors In (ho plans of the hydraulic engineers, correct estimates when? ever necessary and ascerraln whether appropriations have been carefully and economically expended As a scientific work the report of the commit!"" must excite universal Interest and possess a value not often found In works on hydraulic engineering. -?_ SPRINGER PLAYS HIS LITTLE GAME. mc. dakota BILL rooTroxKn DMTIti JANCUlY 18?PBOSPBCTS OF LEGISLATION BUOsTTBD. Washington, Dec. If) iSpeciali.-The Brat act ul the 'arco ent.tlod "Procrastination, or How Bot lo Do Ii." ran played In tho House (inlay. ( hallinan (spring."-, if the Committee on Territories. wa? the " <ur" of tba iccaslon. Ho mn and gave notice that BU Tannery IS, 1830, he would call up (ho bill to admit. South Dakota Into the Union as a State. This ls the samo springer?the "only springer"?who, aaj the socoml lay of thc session wanted the House to proceed Im nedlatcly to conildor tho "Omnibus" bill to authorui Dakota and Montana to do what Ikey havo already lotio, to clothe Washington with power which the icople of that Territory already aeneas, and to Mitkortn the people of Bow Mexico to do something vhlch they have expressed no desli-e to do. Mr. Buchanan, nfl New-Je:soy. reminded Springer hat the House ha/1 suspended Its rules in order to : ve the Territorial Committee tho right of way i n rasasrday and every nonedlug dap, until the subjec liould have boen exhausted, and that m \esteidav? ie had given notice that he would not call up tho louth Dakota bill until todiy. The "peanut'' statesman replied that lhere wx< ? no politics" Involved and thar he was acting bv l'reefton of lill committee. His declaration about ?? no Killtlrs" was uttered with due gravity a* betitied tho .erasion. In i*ply tu a question. Speaker Carlile aid that a motion to take up the Territorial bil by my member who could obtain recognition would bo rj| irder. Thens was S. S. I ox's golden opportunity, but k; let lt slip. If he had made thc mot 00 on tte nstant ii would have carried. Postponement Of consideration until tlc middle of lannary blight* ail pnsuni of legisiat on by this (ingress, and that ls whst nesrly overy lUUUOtirBI in ongresi desires. When that dato arrives, only forty vorklng days of I lils Congress will remain and tl.e louse will be confronted bf tho BSWSl "'uml lion' bf . short session nany gcneiai appropriation bills in ie disposed of and Inadequate tim . lt will bo essy nough for the I )c rn oe rats to defeat Terr toltol togtsla ion then without resorting ti) dilatory means. THF. SENATE BB0E8B AIWorUN'MKNT. K COMPROMISE PBOBAJJLB BSil'WBBB THE TWO 8IDV8 ok Titi: (TiAMnr.R. vrnktuftoa, ixe. io ispnlel). Tbs DemoeratleBen itnrs had B caucus tkla afternoon after the adjourn nent. and r-ached thc conclusion that they would In 1st upon tho Bsnate adjourning on Friday nexl to lanuary 7 (the time agieod by the BUUK] i that they rould under no elnumstoncn oonasut to ike holding if night session*, and that (I.e., would be willing to en ortaln a proposition to conclude dtotumlon upon Um pending Tarltf bili on Januut] BO, and with thai end lu ,lew would also bo willing to IU tho hour of meeting ems/torsi ii 0*010 : Instead of el bjoob. The counter smnoalUus smds previous!) bj tts BepubUcani Lad 1 provided for the meeting nfl the (senate an hour earner han m.ual, Ignored the customary holiday rece?s alto |Btkn, and 1-oked to a termination of the debate on he Tarltf bill on January 18, It would bc premature to lay to-night whether 'ho tepublleana will accept tho proposal of the pemu irato, but lt ls likely that nan compromise or an ither win bo reached by io nu'irow afternoon. Most Ikely another date f,?- (he terminaibiii ol the doi.se \iu ba axed, aarkai 1 January ic, as January -jo isils >u a Sunday, a fact which tim nanni lula seem ta hsvo "st tight ot in Uti ir debbeiallom thu afternoon. As M| as a da| ls SXSd lor the tabing Of IBS Vole, the fspiiblkmai, 11 is esBsvsd, win no) nrtossly obj el ' 'al mg a holiday recess, aud ta give up the nicki aassuuas Tho greater pago* ,,f t>,,. afternoon wax taken np In a em nfl ihe Tarli bin, artttuut, bowuvur, anning ny marked mirna, Mr. Vnruen nauutmed nearly au hums in bm .idiv.iv of a sci ranch, which hs ead from manuscript ant which wi, pnpund iii ..dy knows by whom, ii bristled wm. den uncle'lon r the protective taint. <>r manufacturers who wen 'Mei robbers and thieve,.. ,,( m nopolin, uf dusts, f nmblnss and of thc Senate ?.uhsiuu.e. which Mr, "iirheei facetiously denounced as a " fra-id and 'f. ,'L .All"*?""*1' " WM ? performance moro ultabk> to the huitliigs than to the United Slate, son? ic, lu thc runniag debate a hick, followed the deiiv RIDLEYS, Grand Street, N. Y. OPEN EVENINGS, 11 O'CLOCK, UNTIL CHRISTMAS. HOLIDAY T9Y8, O0LL8, GAMES, B00K8, PARLOR 4*1) ART 11 RXITTRE, AT OUR MAIN BBS IRLISHJ sLSO AT CUB CARPET ANO FURNITURE 8T0RF 289 GRAND ST. CABINKTs, PKDRSTALR PAHOT TABLRS, KEES AM) RATTAN BOCKBB8, KAN'i V I EHTRB TA RI. KS. BRASS UBI BTAJfDS, MUSIC CABIHRTB, ROOB> CASI'S. WKlTI.w; DX8C8 ODD CBAIBS ta DIAMOND AND GOLD JEWELRY, BILTsTJI im.\tki> wari:, asa. LADIES7 WRAPS, LOW* QAUMEMTB, JACKETS, Kl BBEB CMAW Rd r.owNS, vrRAPPBHaR sk tins, mi wv i.s. Ba IMPORTED BUS8XAH AND PRASAHTCIBI CI.* RS Si8; WORTH *.t0. pura eholmh nux plush gacnxsrim taxloSi kimmi, sta rs SI.AI, PLUSH I.i.i.N'. FRONT MOD.IF.SK V WRAPS. SIS AM) BIRTS LADIES* LOBB BARHRHTS PIKE IMroRTT.D CLOTHIHO CLOTHS, BELL IND I! EVRfl* SATIN PACIROS, AT PATS; SEDUCED PROH SIS. LADIES' REWMABXHtB, with CAPES Ufi PULL RACKS. QOOD CLOTH, al M. MISSES' GARMENTS. ?100 MISSES1 BOOB < LOTH BRET! BEB I LO ABS, ?BIBBED OR PLAITED SHIRTS, CAPE IXD BELT, AT <3.00 AND SS.7& HISSES' PINE SAMPLE CLOAKS, CHOICR STYLI - ? C. 8E1 DCED PROM MI8SEV PIMP BRAIDED LONG ft A RM r NTS IH GOBELIN, OXBLOOD ROYAL BLUE IND BED, VT H1I0, AK l> ? ENGLISH BEAVERS, SCOTCH WODI* AND min' ,i SHAWLS 6u DOZEN r.AROF. SIZF SHOULDER BHAWI4I AT 98c. ; A REGULAR fl.60 SHAWL) EDW. RIDLEY k SOBS, 309, 311, 311 1-2 to 321 GRAND-ST., 3? to SH AI.r.F.N.VT.. 39 TO <?3 OHCIUBH-sTPi ? rv of his ipeech "snstor Hawlej i I nectleut demonstrated thc fulls of Mr. '? i -?? i ma is caiiling salt, gnarly ts Bm amusement sf everybody Dtl -?!.I. A OW FOR BVRRT (XmOstaVSKAH. Washington. Dec. IO (SpaeisB.?In Bsa HUSUU to-day an effort was made to j>a*s s bill providing that every member of the House who ls not a chairman of s com? mittee shall bo entitled ta a clerk during the maaaes of that i.ody. tn be paid mit of the esnttognl Band} at the rate of sflOi per month. If contain-d a Mks provision for the benefit nf Senators arks are not chairmen of committees. Then- was no SBban on the bill and a motion to pi Into Committee af Iks Whole was refloated bf a Mite of :?"i io 106, 'Ilia vote wan not on party lines, many Republicans and many Democrats voting In Iks affirmative and many nfl both purlin being recursed in the negative, while ll ls a fact that many RepnaStttUtflVn ire hardened wiih a eotrnpondanee so sxtsuslva that thev air obliged to employ clerks; and while the balk of sued corns pondenn ann nut relats lo mattera nfl Hgt* latton, bul ls Ike bnalnan of Individual ewell! ama ta, ableh a Bepneentntlvs eaanol aflfum tn negteet, it is also true that h ;rrcat mnny Bepneentatfrn aUn anally Slap an of their oarn correspond nee. if the propostUon sf to-day should ben.mc a lat* lt would Involve mi average annual psi Utan of tia A more economical and probably mon satisfactory provision would be the hiring of a permanent clerical Bun to attend io Mich business at a fair compi saMon. A force of thirty permanent etorks could do the work, ?tid th" average annual compensation wuuhf not exceed 843.000. HARLEM REPUBLICANS DINK BEJOICIKG OVER THF. ?/ICTORT. PRAIBRR PROH PARTT LBADRRS FOR Tni CLUB'S BOOD STORR IN Tile, CAHVASS West Bad Hall. In fte.t Orie-hundivd and im'i fr tilth ^t., ls larire am! eonundtOUB, but ron ? too hires for the big crowd of MUUSkMtM BspubBeuua * ho sst down to dinner tliere lust gsssaJuR lf waa the l!r>t annlversarj dinner Of tue Harlem liepi.hdleau luh, and it wa- :?. lumea. Tkla ri b beeaan widely luiown and almosl touton* since, a tow weeks beton election, it organbed and carried ont n s fuily ons ol Um laggesl BepnuBcsn iiia.-inecii.ua cir held in tkla eli', thal* ai the Polo l roi n la, when Hr. Bia ? ?? ? ii -i oii;ci-. man thai evening; a. B. tliunpkny, - nhflsnl of Bm club, ans chairman Inl ? ??? ming akn, and a "right |.I ('hallinan foo." Re ans - ; ?-? ?? Ith nftafnefl m daring tii- ? ? . nfl bs might -viii' 'I .'in pto ul of befog a ii.-publican* wax :>ii expression arkara f-n IreuunHy Bom BM II; i oi many of tlu.se Btcaenl Tko liiH wn hand? somely decorated laen wa- anaaS, an, of iii ai aharasSn ami 'one which Btlnad men's Bouts righi ucoIls ago as lt did last evening To loot at thr way .loim w. Jueaous laughed md told antin nobody would Suva st ppaaod lani aa w.?s a detoatsd CaadldStS. Warne;- Miller was cain, and collected and abounding In anecdotes. Tkon who BUl near him tkongkl thal lie wa-- Imparting Stagg n erets of ? - kl elgkt and Imnortamn. and Um gulkuut Bl SUBSlOl let them think so. B. W. PStXOttc. Ind a place of honor rear ths chi'rm wi a f ?? -m I ia' In He gat np Whfl ' o'hers wen anjoytng themselves, ar.; rinci h-r- an i thus* tl rollah thc mi' ti ihske hands with men whom u* SB0W, Ile wa ck.1 and ilivrd .-.. .- MsSUf ih" members of tlie elub nw | i . who i of fi- Hr-' in HiN etty t > nm ii ? Bspsfl ursa baanaf among bli Irlal American fe os ritl ?-.- wn I kera tau; m ?w Hlekasl OlbBa, ai na Wal Moms BUN Club: so was Captain P. ir KsKaans, pnantui cf tho Inn American An lr re" Trad- btUfl I Among tho atkSN present, assn lanta f fsUSSU*, ax .indi:" Kobari ii. Shuuuou, Dr. Joke Sbndy, loki ll Pm ne tar. Colonel r. a. Brown, J. S. Pi Osttav, A. II. .lenniliks Hr J. I.. > I pdyks, P B I'pdjke, W. R, Moiiigoin. ry and J S While. inners of rsgnt w?-e mefvsd i^m ex inssflus mo'iioA i riu', Bilks Boot, Osveraat J. B, ior^ker. liol i rt P. l'orter, N'iisior iliicovk sr.d QaanjrssnnnsB iMlilsm McKink'y. Mee-l'i-csid'nt-eleef I e\ I I*. Morton ?nlc: i wnuid sn '-I mass nssansnn Ulta lana Bunda ? ho ha*c Mal i .<n arrvtes io itu.' Bspuallan . Ml?', anl I haas) yen ? - to j.iu: | ? j-,. SMbUmvs my Riatefu! BUfMSMtstloa of ih.-.r Individual sui cull -cilu" aUUflta durniK BM Lc \ lefter fioiii (hauiicey H. l>! cw cmialn sfl this -ellie. Ti,, whole country la ewan af thr uplendid wUi? gan lu the Iud' I'liiipaiKii ly )oui duh. ss well ii- gad arlu )u-i ?n Um psaBatan u^er bm aausaal mali, What Uen< ral lUrrMui luvl i> ?ty I-, i nnlaluad In tkla Mirani Ina ike i Un wM ih be s m i 1U' Sill! SBOUgh l" < \4.i .- ..?. ,,.. , r ,;?[, i l?clltlOII .if l:. luis ws-s tan dinner committee: a. m. Uaanksst James H. Rogart, -Ila- (. iioit and wsnlilugUM Winsor, The ipeeehes did not in-gtn mun \\ ,. . sud then Warner -Miller. ,l,,h.i W. .ls<-obiis, .Ism--. V Poster, Charin D. Us ker. i tunnel > li Putrkn ll. V liotiinson. Henry Gleena, i>.\'! j Porter nd 'h Kev. Dr. Jame* ii. Kaiu?sv Ua?l Uioir sav sie> sen cssunjua to las ocltu.