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World. THE SITUATION IN TURKEY. Probable Prolongation of the Armistice. jREECE ARMING. Serious Political Troubles in Denmark. 3ERMANVS JUDICIAL LAWS. knottier Terrible Colliery Explo sion in England. [bt cable to the hkbald.1 London, Dee. 19, 1878. There U no news of any Importance this morning TTom the Bast, and we shall liavc to wait sorao days at least before anything definite can be heard from the Conference. The diplomatists are awaiting Instruc tions from tbelr various governments, and there will probably bo some delay before the formal Conference tpens. TDK ARMISTICK LIKELT TO BE PROLONGED. There Is a growing belief that whether we are to bavo a war or not the armistice is likely to bo pro longed, whether with a vlow to bolter prepare for the strnggle or to factlitato tho negotiations for peace re mains yet to bo seen. A despatch from Belgrade eaya It is believed there that a prolongation of tbe armis tice nntll tbo 1st of March is about to be concluded. CREEL'S LOOKING TO IIER ARMY. Tbe Greeks do not seem disposed to let slip any op portunity that may present itself of acquiring a slice of Turkish territory In tho event of a general war. But Grecco has no army, and without one she can do nothing, so slio sets borselt to the task or providing for tho deficiency in realenrnost. A telegram from Athens yesterday evontng brought tho intolligonce ihat the Chamber of Deputies havo passed a bill au thorizing a loan of 10,000,000 drachmas for extraordi nary measures of military organization. TDK GERMAN JUDICIAL LAWS. Tho Germans munage to get over their parlia mentary crises wltn great apparent case, and if Ger many Bbould get into any lorelgn complications sho will not be hampered by any troubles at home. A fospatch from Berlin says that ISO members of the national liberal und tho Independent conservative parties In the German Parliament havo signed a com promise upon tbo Judicial laws. It Is proposed to Iring the laws Into operation October 1,1879, Instead If 1S80 as heretofore contemplated. A SCRIOCS CRISIS IN DENMARK. From Copenhagen comes tho Intelligence that mother parliamentary crisis has broken out In Den mark. The final debate In the Kigsdag on the Finance bill occurred yesterday. Tbe speeches were virulent end abounded In personal recriminations. The select commitieo to whom tho bill was referred bad stricken out or largely reduced evory item demanded by tho gov ernment, and had incorporated personal Insults against several Ministers. The radicals have a large majority In tho Chamber. Tbe government journals advise tho Jvftig to Close tbe eesaion (which would be tbe third dissolution since this agitation commenced) and pro vide for State expenses by means of provisional grants under his signature In Council. Tho radicals urge resistance to tho collection of taxes if necessary by forces Tbe situation Is tbe most critical one since 1848; indeed, It Is hardly possible that it conld bo more critical BRUNT TO BR SURRENDERED. It is stated on good authority that Charles Brent, the.Louisville lorger, will certainly be surrendered to tbe United Stales authorities to-day. MR. LUSHING EK ROUTE TO MADRID. Hon. Caleb Cusbing, United Slates Minister to Spain, ignore, on his way to Madrid. TKRRIBLB COLLIERY EXPLOSION. A terrible colliery explosion occurred to-day In tbe South Wales Company's pit near Newport. Seventeen bodies have been recovered, and many of the miners taken out alivo are serionsly, and some fatally, Injured. RAILWAY DISASTER. A telegram from Brussels says a collision between two trains took place to-day on tbo railway betwoen Alx and Chattilon. Bight persons were killed and 01 teen Injured. A SOUTH AFRICAN EXHIBITION. The pcoplo of tho Capo of Good Hope are about to havo an international exhibition. Vesterday it was ani.ouoccd that the government offer tho grant of additional lands required to meet the Increased de mands lor space at tbe exhibition to be opened at Cape gown on tho l&th of March next. Tbe hope is ex prrs.-eu that America will not allow tbe whole main buil'.hug, and especially the outdoor agricultural dep irtmcnts, to be exclusively occupied by British numuiiirturers. Tho Ransomos, Howards and others have already secured prominent positions. Although only three months are intervening prior lo the open in? American manufacturers can, in consideration of the distance, secure the right of goods being received a little later, if space is at once secured by cabling tlicir requirements to Edmund Johnson, Delegate Com missioner, Xo. 3 Castio street, Holborn, London. COLONEL MOSBY'S INFLUENCE. FEF.KH EVIDENCE OF THE GREAT POWEB OF THE F.X-QUEBILLA AT THE WHITE HOUSE. [liY TELtOBAI'H TO THE UF.UALD. 1 RlCimoxn, Dec. 18, 1878. Colonel Moslty still maintains his pro-cminonco as the particular Iriend ami counsellor of the adminisira tion, an.l bo has recently given fresh proof ot li s power over Prosldont Grant in quickly undoing what the President had firmly determined upon. It. P. M. barren, or Alexandria, impressed Grant with the Idea that bo deserved wall ot the country, and Grant, through allectlou lor Gurrett's brother, who was at West I'oiut with him, and was killed In tho army of the Contederatod States, having obtained the rank of brigadier general, ordered the Collector ot Customs at Kiclimond, through tho Treasury Department, to make a place fur Garrett. Collector Mills protested that Garrett's habits were very bad. Ibo department replied that Garrett had reformed, and insisted that he should have a good place. Mills wrote his resigns, lion end read it to several trlends, but at their request dm not iorward it. Mills was ia great trouble, and the department wns resolved to have Grant's will done. .Mosby, having heard ?! Garrett's appointment, hastened lo the While house, secured aa audience who the President and convinced liini that Garrett jught not to be thrust upon Mills, and the orucr was revoked. FATAL ACCIDENTS. [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE HERALD.] Lancaster, Ohio, Dec. IS, 1878. Charles Vory, son of a prominent lumber merchant ol this city, was this morning caught in the machinery at his father's mill and instatitiy killed, being so frlghtlully bruised that not a bono In 'his Iramc rc> nmined unbroken. ILniiiau sitor.rburner Jell down n flight of stairs, In her residence here, yesterday, and immediately ex pircd. OBSEQUIES OF LIEUTENANT GOV ERNOR CAliON. (Jennie, Dec. 18, 1876. The fuuernl of the late Lieutenant Governor Caron to-day was attended by upward of 2,000 people, Inciud hi ? members ol the federal nnd local governments, rler. v members of the liar, militia oilicers, city, cor potMloll, national, religious nud other societies, and a lurjo concourse ol lrieu.il. I lie pro. ess ion halted at the Dusllics, where mass was raid by Arclilit'hop Tuschersn, and Rrv. Mr. lluioei rector of tho La vatic University, pronounced the loiiernl oration. I he body was thence conveyed to Ip.pnnnt rsmeterv and placed In a vault. THE SNOW STORM. ITS HFTECT CPON THE CITY TESTZBDAT. A red signal flag thrown to the breeze from the roof of the observatory in the Equitable Building a; three o'clock on Sunday alternoor. gave notice thai ? storm wae approaching. There was portentous stillness m the air, and the iky assumed a uniform hue of dead gray which, when the sun had set, permitted not a single ray ot starlight 10 pepetraie. At half-past one o'clock yestfrday morning "out of the bosom of the air, out of tne cloud-lolds of her garments shaken," in starry hakes a light fall of fleecy scow descended. The air was mild and bee irae warmer after daylight, so that the snow half melted, and whon the pressure of early pedestrians' feot wu brought to hear upon it turned into that most disgusting of eom pouud?slush. People who had retired early on the prt-Tious nigbt. before the lal! began, and m the morning stepped unsuspectingly out upon the stoops of their houses, found themselves suddenly sitting upon the sidewalk, without knowing exactly bow they came there, and with an indistinct idoa that they had been witnessing a pyrotechnics! exhibition, and had been aitnultaneously kicked tn the back by a mule. The result of those and similar incidents will be found recorded m auother column, in the iorm ot a list of persona whoso legs and arms were shattered by falling upon treacherous steps and sidewalks. At ten o'clock In the loreuuoo the snow turned into sleet and in creased iho discomlorts ot travel lonrfold. i'olestri anism was rendered nearly impossible by the driving wind which mads tns icy drops almost cut iho wayfarer's skin. The result was a rush for the street cats, which were packed all day with trav ellers, whose steaming great coats and dripping um brellas served to relievo the (rip trom the charge of Insipidity if they did not add to its comfort. In a little whilotbe aleet Ailed up the hollows in the tracks, making the pull so heavy as to necessitate the use of four borsce to each car Imucud ol the usual two, and causing the densely packed vehicles to slip of! toward the sidewalks every few min utes. Much proianity was evoked by tlicso mishaps from the unfortunate passengers, who were obliged to leave the cars and stand in the drenching weather while the cumbrous conveyances wore pushed and lifted back Into their proper places, or, lor the sake of expediting the matter, put their own shoulders to the wheel. Not the street railroads alone, hat the ttenm lines were inconvenienced by the storm. The treczing of tho slippery mass upon tho rails made progress so alow that many ol tho trnius arrived behind time. The fast mails due at eleven o'clock arrivod behind time moro than an hour, und the Washington postal train, due at ten o'clock, did not arrive until after twelve. Shortly before ouo o'clock the temperature bad become so high that tho sleet was turned into j rain, and tbo climax ol dismal und generally uncom- i toriuble weather was reached. llroadway re- I somblcd au Immense trough ol aluah, which whs continually etiurnod by the leet of tho ceaseless throng winch trudged along tho aulcwulks, waded through the crossings nnd supped, stumbled anil grumbled everywhere, >IuII!cd In tho slimy mass tho wheels ol bucks und omnibuses rolled along without their accustomed rattle, and a heavy log kooq Oiled the airand gave a sort ot unreal, ghostly look to the huir bullion and silent moving vehicles. On the North and East rivers tbo heavy mist bung like a pall, impeding navigation and rendering It any thing but safe. The Urooklvn and Jorsoy C'ty ferry boats worn obliged to run at longer intervals and 10 And their wuy by tho sound of whistles or bells. As tho aftcrnoou wore on and darkness loll luo aspect ol the city bccaino really lunorcal, and the conslaut loll ing ol holla along the river front heightened the dole lul elfeci. The effect of the storm upon telegraph wires was dis astrous, and at an early hour oi' tne day they wore broken down by too weight oi ico whicn had eoilected upon them. Before noou all communication was cut oir between the 1'oiicc Central Ulllce and tho various precincts, and tho telegraph companies were obliged to send every available workman they bud to assist in re pairing tho damage. The rain and sleet ireezlng around the wires made them look like glittering silver strings ot some gigantic harp stretched ahuvo lor the Ice King to play his wintry nirs upon. Tall buildings were lestooued with Irozen drapery aud pendant icicles hung from every cornlco and projection, while tho fronts of tho edifices were coated with a glittering sheet of ice half an inch thick. Boautilul beyond the power oi words to descrlbo was tho effect ol the Irozen sleot upon tho Icalless trocs In the parks and along tho inoro retired streets. St. Paul's and Trinity churchyards were like tho fairy ico gardens pictured in Northern legends. The pinnacles and mouldings of tho Gothic structure* were deooratcd with points and figures, which gleamed like sliver in the heavy air. The ornamental iron fences, with painted rails, afforded brilliant scope lor tho necromnnclng touch of the Ice wltcb, which turned all to beauty. The turf within was resplendent in glittering glory. A vitreous enamel was upon all tne ancient tombstones there, and here a hardy ivy vine sprayed out Its lleccy tendrils, making a very marvol oi lautastic llingrco. Fairy lancy never revelled In so rare a scene of dcll cate beauty and artistic finish as was vouchsafed New Vorkers yesterday. Over the parks, like a gossamer rail ol immaculate woof, the beautiful soow settled down, bringing to the wealthy anticipations of happy, merry times; to the poor the reality of the rigora ol winter. About live o'clock in the evening the weather be caine colder, and the vaporous deluge which had lallen upon tne city bocatno crystallized into snow flakes, which desceuded for about three hours. Then a sharp wind from the northeast sent the clouds flying, and made tho weather cold and olear. A SHIP ASIIORK IS Till VJO. Tno ship J. B. Wheeler from London, with sugsr, got asboro on Governor's Island yesterday morning in tno fog. She was relieved ot a portion of her cargo and Uoated off soon afterward. rUOSTHITTKN BEAMRX. Dr. Heber Smith. Surgoon ol tho Port, yesterday soul to tbo Seamen's Retreat, nl Slateu Island, Robert Haymon, of the brig Robert Geary, and John Green, of tho barkentine Sweeney, seamen, who wore Irost bltten in the storm. Kdward Made, of the barkoDtlne Abraham Hodcu, was sent to the Long Island College Hospital, at Brooklyn, safiering from the snme cause THE STORM IN JF.BSEY CITY. The severity of tho storm In Jersey City and vicinity exceeded that of any day daring the past two winters. A sharp wind swept through the streets from mid night on Sunday and continued all day. The blinding snow drilled along the public thoroughfares so as to impede traffic. 1'elegruph wires and fencos were b'own down <>n Newark, l'alisude, Bergen. Summit uml Cnnimimlpaw avenues. Tho lading ol vessels at tho docks was interrupted, and the slippery condition ol the streets rendered it unsnle to walk abroad. Mill the number of accidents reported was comparatively few. The cold.wua intense from lour o'clock in (lie morning to noon. A schooner bound to Newark was driven ashore at Bayonne at five o'clock, but was soon taken off. RAIN AND SNOW KALI. IN WASHINGTON. Washington, Ifer. 18, 1878. Ram began to Tall about ten o'clock this morning, freezing as It fell, and continued until afternoon, when ft changed to snow, winch is now tailing rapidly. MIDNIGHT WEATHER REPORT. Wa* Dspaktmrmt. 1 Ornc* or tiir Chirk monal Orncaa. J Washington, Dec. 10?1 A. 11. ) t frobnbUitie*. For the South Atlantic States, generally clear weather and lower temperaiuro than on Monday, with north erly to westerly winds and rising barometer. For tbo Gulf States, generally clear weather and low but rising temperature, with light, variable wluds and high but slowly falling barometer during the day. For Tennessee and the Ohio Valley, generally clear weather and a alight rise In temperature, with south west to northwest winds and tailing, followed by ris ing barometer. For the I'pper Mississippi and I.owcr Missouri val leys and the upper lake rsgion partly cloudy weather, with southwest to norinwost winds, fol lowed during the altcrnoon or evening by decidedly colder weaibrr and rising barometer. For the lower-lake region slight change* in tempera turo and slowly tailing barometer, with somberly to westerly winds and partly cloudy weather. For Hie Middle Siatea, fresh and brisk northwest to southwest winds wiih generally clear weather, rising followed by lulling barometer and a slight rise in tern jierature} For New Knglandfcontmuod cold, clear or clearing weather, with northwest to southwest winds and rising barometer on the const. Cautionary signals continue on ths Atlantic coast from Cape May to Kastport. The display of cautionary signals will be discon tinued at the lake stations, except Milwaukee and Grand lUTen, on tbo 20th Inst. THE WEATItEIt TESTE AD AT. The following record will show the changes In ths temperature lor the put twenty-rour hours, in com parison with tlio coriesponding date of last year, as indicated by the thermometer at lludnut'a pharmacy, 11 mi a to Building;? 1S7-7. 187<V 18Tb, 1878. 8 A. M 18 8:30 P. M 81 34 (3 a. M Id 18 ? I*. M IS '-7 V A. M 18 24 l? I', M 18 81 12 it IS III * P. M Id 1J Average temperature yesterday 20X Average temperature for corresponding dato last year 1" H WASHINGTON. An Uncomfortable Day for the Republicans. CAD NEWS FRO! THE DOUBTFUL STATES. Frauds Unearthel by the Congressional Investigating Committees. DEPRESSING EFFECT OF BARLOW'S LETTER Hayes' Supporters Growing Less Confident. The Senate and House Committees oo the Centring of the Electoral Vote. SENATOR MORTON ON DIS WESTERN TRIP. FROM O'JR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. Washixotox, Dec. 18,1878. BAP NEWS TOR THE REPUBLICANS FROM THE THREE DOUBTFUL STATES?TWO PALPABLE FRAUDS DtRCOVIRKD BX THE COSQREBSIOXAL COMMITTEE?GENERAL BARLOW'S LETTER A D iMPER ON H ATES' SUPPORTERS?FEELING OF THE MODERATE?. The republican!) bave bad an uocomfortabto day. On Saturday and Sunday there was private information In town and In the possession or republicans thai mai lers did not promise so well In Louisiana. Tbe con duct or the Returning Board lu refusing to exhibit Its records to tbo Congressional committee excited suspicions thai alt was not right, and that the State was not rightlully given to Mr. Ilayes, aud these sus picions were increased by private news, carefully kept secret, but which led to conclusions which were hero and thero spoken out. To-day camo the letter of Gen eral Barlow, ruiually conceding Florida to Mr. Tllden. This letter producod a decidedly blue sensation among the rcnubllcnn Senators. It wascarelully read, and Sen ator Jones, of Florida, was asked what he lenew ol the precinct, Jasper No. 2, of which Genoral Barlow says that IT tho inspectors were republicans the volo ought to be counted, and would givo the State to Tllden. Mr. Jones says tho inspectors, who left the vole half counted, were republicans, and that this fact, as well its thoir abandonment ot their duties, will be easily proved beloro tho Investigating committee, so that, If tbe vote of tbe State depends on that, It wtll have to be given to Tllden. There aro also reports lu town that the South Carolina committee have discovered irregularities thero In tbe conduct ol tho Returning Board, which may shew that the Stale was really carried by Tllden. It will bo remembered that the Returning Board, after looting up tho consolidated reports ol tho county managers, all ol them appointed by Chamberlain aud most of them his Officeholders, were asked to compare these with tbe original sworn returns tram the precincts, and that after doing this with six counties they suddenly stopped and not only rofuaed to go further but refusod tho reasonable request to allow certified copies to be made of tho county and precinct roturns, but put away all tbo returns and refused to let any one see them. It Is now said to be susceptible ol proof that a groat dis crepancy was discovered bet ween tho county managers' ooasoiia?tions ?nd ine prcoluct returns, allowing that the former bad been cooked. But what la ot creator Importance, It la asserted that prools aro before tho Congressional committee that, even as to the six counties whoro the preotnet returns wero compared, tbo Returning Board bave since that comparison altored these returns, so as to make them conierm to tbo county managers' cooked reports. Ot oonrse such a fraud as this, If detected, must convince even tho republiean members of the committee that the Kcturniug Hoard sctcd In a very dishonest manner. The precinct reports In the six counties examined.lt is nssertod, gavo the Stato to Tllden by a small majority. All these matters maxe a strong impression bore upon fair-minded republicans, who, though thc.v want and mean to put Governor Ilayes Into tho White House it ne was honestly elected, do not lor an instant think of acting unfairly; and those aro gelling into a state of mind wbaro they feci a strong and reasonable doubt of Mr. Hayen' election, which will have to be removed before tbey will consent to uct with the extremists. "Governor Hayes' election is certainly not as sure as It w'as," admitted ono of his most earnest supporters this evening; aud another remarked:?'-The Cong res. ?tonal committees may, after all, settle this question^ so that It will never come before the House." FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT. WAsnixoTO.v, Deo. 18,1878. TUB SENATE COMMITTEE TO ACT WITH THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON THE KLECTOBAL QUES TION? HOW THE DIGNITY OF THE SENATE WAS PUESERVED. Tho most Important piece ol business transacted by the Scnulo to-day was the passage <>t Senator Ed munds' resolution appointing a eommttteo of seven to coufcr with the like committee appointed by tbeHou?e for the purpose of deciding upon some method ol count ing the electoral rote. Tho rcaoinilon docs not bind the Senate commnteo to any Joint action with the House committee and ia so trained as to leavo it to the committee to exercise lis discretion and to report to the Senate. A canvass among the republican Senators doos not show any Intention on their par; to concede anything to tho House, but It Is felt that as it is a higher body they will not take second place. Senator Thurman at first thought of offering an amendment making it obligatory by the resolution to co-operate with the House, but upon being reminded ol the .Senatorial dignity and ascen dancy be withdrew his aincndineni, and the resolution promptly passed by a fell rote, without dissent. It Is believed that Senators Edmunds, Krclinghnysen, Conkting and Morton, among the republicans, and Sen ators Thurman, liavard and McCrecry, of the demo crats, will compose the .Senatorial committee. FAIN I' PBOSPECTS FOB AN EXTENDED HOLIDAY nrcEfis. The prospect ol en extended holiday recess grows dimmer and dimmer every day. Mr. Knndnil and the democratic loaders In the House say that It would not be advisable to adjourn for more than three or (our days, and there is no probability that a recess for a longer period will bo laken. SKNATOB MOBTON BETUBNED FBOM INDIANAPO LIS?THE Ft'EPOSES OF HIS VISIT?NO TROUBLE ANTICIPATED BY HIM?HIS COMING SPEECH ON THE OBIOON CASE. Senator Morton relurned lo his seat In the Scnato this morning from his trip lo Indianapolis. His first step on reaching the city was to call on tho President, with whom he had a long conversation on the condi tion ol affairs In Indiana in connection with the recent meeting ol the Democratic Executive Committee there. In talking over tho object ol his visit ho said It was not, aa reported, that he had mace It w:th a view to counteract the reputed work of iho "Knights of the Uolden Circle" or any other alleged parry move ment, now being made to arouse public opinion. He also dented ihe rumor circulated here to-day that he had acknowledged to a republican Iriond privately that such wits really the purpose of bis hasty mission, but that, upon personal investigation, ha found there was nothing in it, and hence returned home si once, lie says that he ascertained while in Indianapolis that there were a number ol irresponsible people talking about organizations and creating considerable excite ment, but Uo thought It inero bluster, sad that it would end in that lorm. He does not look lor any trouble from quasi milittrv organizations and seemed to think there would bo no serloua disturbance. He manifested no appretieneion for the future. He reverted to the Oregon case, wmclt would tome np to-morrow in the Senate, and, pointing to the pile of law book* on the floor near him, said:?"I wi.'l crowd the authorities on tliem no aa 10 leave nothtr.f whatever in the Cronln case." Governor Morton will attack the opinion of Judge Beardiley given to favor the democratic claim*. * A SILL TO FACILITATE T3B NEGOTIATION OF MLL? OS LADING?A MKASUF.E EECOM MENDED DV THE HEW YORK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Representative Hewitt'* bill, presented In the House to day, providing for the negotiation o' btila of lading will, if paatcd, have on important effect upon com mercial transactions. It it understood that the bill comet from the Chamber ot Commerce of New York, and ihat Mr. Hewitt Uova not pledge himaelf to tta support, lie has not had time to examine into it care fully, and does not wish to be held responsible tor !L If It shall become a law bills of lading will be given such n status that it will be possible to raise money on them. There are several objections to the measure, tne principal of which are thai It would probably open the door to fraud and litigation and, In the end, prove of very doubtiul utility. THE CAPITATION TAX ON EMIGRANTS AllRIVIKO IN NEW TORE?ORGANIZED OPPOSITION TO MR. COX'S BILL?REASONS GIVEN WHT IT HHOCLD SOT PASS. Deep interest Is taken for and against the bill Intro duced by Representative Cov providing ior therein) position, by law, of the capitation tax ol f d per head on all emigrants arriving lu New York. A strong lobby from New York, representing the Commission ers of Em j rati on, has appeared on the scene, hcaged by General 1'. II. Jones, late counsel for the Doard. The President of the National Hoard of Trade of Boston. Mr. Hamilton A. Hill, In the Interests of the boards of trad* throughout the country, snd principally lu ths West, is here to oppose the passage of I lie bill, as are also agent* ol the Allan* tic steamship companies. Representative Hereford, of West Ylrgtnla, chair man of the House Committee on Commerce, 10 which the bill hiu been referred, says that he has received telegrams and other communication*, principally Irom Chicago, protesting against the imposition of the tnx as odious and unjust. In laci, almost overy port outside ol New York, has joined issue against the metropolis on this question. It is llgured that not ono in a hun dred of iba emigrants coining to this country now re mains lu New York, and henco as u metropolis she bas no right to dertvo this advantago Irom them, which yields a largo revenue for uo corresponding bcncilts derived. The pressure, therefore, against Now York In this matter will bo very strong and quite as numer ous a lobby as she sends is to bs organized to conlruot her claims. THE SIOUX COMMISSION PREPARING THEIR RE PORT. Bishop Whipple and the other members of the Sioux Commission have been In the oily for several days, and arc now engaged in preparing their roport. Several con sultations have been held with tho sob-commtttee ol the Indian Committee of the House having the samo subject In charge, but no definite conclusions hare yet been reachod. GENERAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. WisnixaTox, Dec. 18. 1S70. SENATOR TPBIOJIT'S BILL TO E8TABLISH A COURT FOR THE TRIAL OF CONTESTED PRESIDEN TIAL ELECTIONS. Tho bill Introducod by Senator Wright to eilabiuh a court for the trial of contested i'reslJcDtlul elections provides that the election of any ooo elected to the ofllceof President or Vice Preaidomof the United Statos may be contested by any eligible person who received votes lor tho ofllco contested. Notice of intention to contest mnst be died with the Secretary ol Stato at Washington within ten days after the declaration of the election, accompanied by a sworn statement of the causes ol contest, whereupon the papers ohall bo de livered to the Cbtef Justice of tbe United States Su preme Court, whose duty it shall then be to appoint a day, not more than ten days thereafter, for tbe person declared elected to appoar and answer tho claim of Ik- wunUnt. The court lor tbe trial of such contested elections shall consist of the said Chief Justice and of six United Slates circuit or district lodges, to be selectod by him from tho dtfleront political parties, and who shall not be Interested in tbe particular contest, nor in any manner related to the persons Involved. This Court is to hold Its meetings In Wssblngtou, a majority ol its members constituting a quorum. If tbe office ol Chief Jusilco Is vacant, or Irom any cause ho Is In capacitated to act, tbe senior justice of tho Supreme Court shall perform tbe duties sbovo specified. lie fore entorlng on the trial of tho contest tho said Cblof Justice and Judges aro to taico a special oath that tbey will faithfully and impartially discharge tbe duties thus spociully devolved upon them and that they will decirto and determine any and all questions submitted to them according to law and tbe very rlgnt of the matter and without regard to technical errors, defects, omissions or Irregularities. The Court is to bsve the samo or like powers In the exercise of Its Jurisdiction and tbe onlorcement of its orders and judgments as aro now vested in tbe Supreme Court in regard to the letter's Jurisdiction, &c. The bill provides that tho proposed court In Inclr adjudication* and determinations shall at all ilmos be .governed by tbo very right ol tbe matter according to the law and tbe testimony, and tbey shall disregard all technical errors, omissions or other mattors on tbe part ol those engaged In certifying ibe elections In the several Slates and ol the electors, and In casting their votes, or In any manner connected with rucIi elections, having at all times, howevor, duo regard lo tho forms of law and the ascertainment of the will and true vote of the people at nucb elections. Tho person whom tho majority ol the Court shall thus find to bo President or Vice President, as tbo case may be, shall ho entitled lo such office, and said Court shuU have full power and authority to carry into effect and enforce Its judgment by any and all neodlul process. In case It shall not appear that any person has been lawfully elected said Court shall so declare and adjudgo, and in all cases they shall certify their judgment to tbe two houses of Congress. The bill next provides that any party to anoh con test feeling aggrieved by tho judgment may within six days alter Its rendition appeal tncrcfrom to the Su preme Court; but such appeal ehail not, however, operate to slay the oxocutlon of she judgment appealed Irom without special order thorefor made by Iho Court rendering such judgment. Tho record nnd case shall be immediately hied In ibe Supremo Court and take precedence of ail other business. The Supreme Court must then at once proceed to determine the same upon I he record and eato so presented, and shall have full power to carry lis judgment into effect without a remand. ACTION OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ON THE PRODUCTION OF TELEGRAMS CALLED FOR?A COMPILATION OK POLITICAL CORRE SPONDENCE BV THE WESTERN UNION COM PANY RK.ADT rOR PRODUCTION. The House Jndieiary Committee held a special meet ing to-day to conalilor the communication Irom Chair man Morrison, ol the Louisiana Investigation Com mittee, which was referred to them by iheHouaolaat Saturday, with instruction to report what action tbo House should take in the premises to enforce its authority. The committee, after somo discussion, agreed that their report should deal not only with this special case ot the refusal of the Western Union Com pany to produco private telegrams, but should also, if pottiblo, recommend lor adouilon some general rule applicable to nil. such cases, in order to determine what kind of a showing is sufficient 10 justify such de mands. Messrs. Hird, of Ohio; Lrtide, of Wisronfla, and McCrary, ol Iowii, were appointed a sub-corn mitteo to report on the subject to the full committee to-inorrotv. It la understood that :n anticipation ot calls of this kind all political correspondence has been compiled and verified lu the confidential o.Hco ol the Western Union Telegraph Company, and la ready lor production should tbo demand be pressed to compul sion. Mr. Hoar submitted a proposition to the following effect:? /\rr(?That the House should control only the pro duction of private papers ar.d telegrams in casus whera the person who la required to produce lliem is not hlmsalf charged with an offence, or. If to charged, secured the most ainplo protection against penal con sequences, and ?Second?That satisfactory proof In all cases should be required in advance lhat the private papers or tel. egraroa would throw light on the subject under invea ligation; and In all caaes there should be a descrip tion of the particular paper or telegram required. The proportion submitted by Mr. t*cott Lord ?M that the House baa the right to aatbortse Ita commit tees to procure telegraphic correspondence la any ease where the cnamcier ol the correspondence la proper and material for the elucidation ot Ihe truth In regard to any inquiry before Ihe House; that In case tho corrctpon lenco does not pertain to the subject matter great care should he taken to prevent Its pub licity ; and in caae of refusal by any person to produce thecorreeponder.ee ho abnll, on-due proceia therefor, bo i-roufht to the Bar of the House and dealt erith ac cording to 'aw. Tbeae propositions were referred to the sub-eomralt tee. Mr. l.ord waa designated chairman of said sub committee, but declined, as he was compehoil to go borne for twelvo days. Ml!. OBTOSS YIEWS AND POSITION 01* THE QUESTION Of PBODCCINO TELEOBAMS BEFORE THE INYX8TIGATXNO COMMITTEE. Mr. Orton has not, as stated, received personal ser vice commanding him to appear in Sew Orleans on the jcih inst., bringing witn bini all ol the telegrams in his possession or under his control, sent by Secre taries Chandler and Cameron and other prom inent republicans since tbo 1st of Septem ber last. Mr. Orion's position la, that while he does not question in any degree the authority ol the House to compel obedience to its mandates, it should be recollected that since the passage of tho lasr ton years ago, relating to privileged communications, an entirely new condition of things has arisen; that ainco then ihe volume ol telegrams sent throughout the country has increased from 6.000,000 to 0,000.000 to 26.000.000 as at presont; that the senders of theso messages represent the capital, tbo cu orpriso and the intelligence of tho country, and that they are entitled to the protection ol thoir hustuees affairs from Congreaa. In short, tho question is whether acquiescence in tho demands of the 1 ouisuna investigating Commltteo would not bo making a contribution to an already in. tcn-e political contest, and whether under this view It would be expodicut lor either ?>1 the great political pariles to make itself responsible beforo the country lor an invasion of the telcgrapn o ill cos from Oregon to Florida and irom Sow York to houisuiua, lar beyond anything that has previously occurred In our history. THE TUB HE-SIXTY-FIVE DISTRICT BONDS EX EMPT FROM TAXATION. Tho Solicitor ot the Treasu-y hua completed his opinion as to tho question of tho taxation ol the Dis trict 3.55 bonds The decision Is In favor of tho bonds; that u, that they should be held as exempt frotn semi-annual taxation of the capital. MR. PUGHE A OITiZEN. SO OBOUND FOB DOUBT OF HIS ELIGIBILITY II A PENNSYLVANIA PRESIDENTIAL ELKCTOB. [BY TELEORAPII TO 7HB HERALD.] Scraxtos, Pa.. Doc. IS, 1S70. The Hon. Lewis Pugbe, of this city, whose eligibility as member or tbo Electoral College 01 Pennsylvania was challenged in a Pltigton despatch published in the Ukhald last Saturday, on tbo around of bit having failed to comply with the naturalization laws, was wailed upon this morning by n representative ol the Hkkai.d to ascertain II the statements winch had re ceived such wldo circulation and caused such a com motion In certuin political circles had any foundation In fact. To the questions nltecling bis nutunltzaiiou Mr. Pughe readily replied, nud handed your reporter a certiiicato ol his citizenship, issued uy the Court ol Common P.ess of Luzerne county.' lor August term ol IsAd, duly sealed and bearing the signature of 8. Hodgson, Pro'lhouotary, per 0, T. Itanium, after ward Judge Barnum. The authenticity of the docu ment is beyond a doubt. 1 ho apparent discrepancy noticed in Saturday's de spatch, in which it was state t that Mr, Pughe's decla ration ol iuienitou to bccomo a cmzon <t?? lllcd in too Wayne County Court, but that the records there bore no evidence m' his subsequent admission to citizen ship, he accounted lor by iho tact that although his drst papers were issuod in Wayne county he consum mated tno supplementary requirements ol the law in Luzorno county. A man may. under the law, declare bis intentions in one county or State and obtain his naturalization papers in .mother. The allegation of Mr. t'ughe's being an alien has given rise to a good deal ot excitement in this county, Mr. I'ughe having at various tunes tilled Important oll'.ces here, tl will be sufficient to say, however, that be la a citizen, and that bis citizenship cannot bo questioned. ANOTHER SAVINGS RANK GONE. THE PARK 8ATIM0H BANK OF BROOKLYN TO WIND OP ITS AFFAIBS. At a recent meeting of tbo Board oi Directors of the Park Savings Bank. Brooklyn, it was resolved that all the depositors should bo paid lu full, with loterest op to July 1, and that the bauk would wind up Its ex istence by January 1 next. Mr. R. A. l.indsey, the cashier of the Park Bank, when questioned upon tbo subject yesterday, stated that the directors were only too glad to give the money buck to the depositors in order to get the business of the bank closed up This determination was arrived at, he sa<d, because ol the nigh prion ol sjch securities as savings tanks are compelled by.law to invest in, and tho dan gar ol a possible decline in a year or two of all securi ties. .It would be uuwisc, the directors believed, to run such n risk unless tho bank had an amplo surplus to meet the emergency. Since November 12 sbout 000 depositors have been puld, and the remaining depositors?TOO lu number? will bo paid- upon presentation ol tholr passbooks. The amount due Is not over $41, IXXI Mr. Liudscy says that tho fooling ol uncertainty is such among many of Hie depositors who have taken their money out that they say tbey do not think they will out it'In bank again. At the opening of the present year the resources of the bank wore $198,546 04, and the liabilities were $195,670 70. The depositors num bered 1,42'A DE QUINCE Y. Mr. JamosT. Field* dehvorea thefourthlectureofhl? course on Kogllsh literature last evening at Cblckertng Hall. The lecturer described L)e Qutncey as a man of the smallest stature he had ever seen among literary men, the Impassioned dreamer, logician and scholar. THE BKOCK MURDER. The argumeot before Chancellor Runyon, of New Jersey, on I he motion for a writ of error In tho case ol Ryan and Oschwald, sentenced to be executed on January 5 for tho murder of police ohlcer Brock, comes up to-day, Presiding Justice Depoe and Prose* cutor Abeel bsviug signed tne papers. Tho evidence upon which the counsel lor the condemned expect to obtain a writ I* the afllrmatious of two lemalea, who sweur positively that ihcv saw tho burglars escaping Irom Herdell's tioo?e on the morning of the shooting, and that the burglar* were not the men who have been sentenced. The new witnesses ore domestics, em ployed in house* op|>osit? Herdell's, and the reason they glvo tor not coming lorward belore i? that tne other witnesses were locked up and they were airaid of the same treatment. ATTEMPTED MURDER. William Tokerwas arraigned before the Recorder at Pnierson, N. J., yesterday, charged with an aitamptat murder, by shooting .Sarah Hartley, a domestic em ployed at No. 152 Broadway. The evidence of tba plaintiff wan to the effect that tne prisoner, though married, had tried to Indnce her to run sway with hioi, and mat upon her refusal be threatened to shoot her. The prisoner denied tha story, but was commuted in doianli ol bail A FATHERS FATAL BLOW. George Shaw, a laborer aged forty-dro years, re turned 10 hn home at No. 74 Newark avenue, Hobo ken, last night, drunk, and picking up a poaer struck hi* alx-ycar-old son with it across iho head. Dr. Pin dar, City Physician, who was summoned, said that tha child would probably die. Snaw was arrested and locked up in ths Wsahiogton Street Police Station. He look ihe matter ijuilo coolly and aald that tha blow area acoidontul. LIFE INSURANCE TROUBLE. It was reported yesterday that Henry C. Kalsey, Secretary of silate and ex-offlclo Inauranco Commis sioner. hu* ordered an examination Into the alTalra of the New Jersey Mntual l.iie Insurance Company by ao ?Xpert. Tito rc|ort has not bo?n officially confirmed. HOW THEY DID ~1T. Mr. Ray Poller was nominated to tba Common Couueil of Brooklyn yesterday, by the Mayor, for mem ber of the Board of Assessors, but on motion of Alder man Hill tho nomination waa laid on tbe table. NOT TO BE PROSECUTED. The District Attorney ol Statea Island baa sent n letter to the counsel of Oliver P. Rowland, who waa captain of tho yacht Mohawk when she na< capaixed, saying that the matter waa not proceeded with because there did not appear sufficient evidence, in his opin ion, ?o convict Rowland ol any offence. The District Attorney consents to an order rtlcastnx Rowland'* bail THE UNION LEAGUE CLUBt MR. DORM AN D. EATON DENIER THAT M C A I.LED THE M .UUEU3 OF TtlX DEMOCB ATM PART* "ANIMAL-." New Vorr, Dec. 19, 1STS. To tbr Editor or run Hikald:? V jr attention has been called lo an article In (he Hkkai.d of Saturday, entitled "A Union League Cub Rumpus," and I (ruat you will allow mo 'pace for the briefest response 1 can make:? I. The iicneral description o( what occurred on the occasion rolerred in to no inaccurate aa 10 licit mid so distorted in loiurio:; m* to b- aubetanilally un true ?s a whole; but these ehiructeriatics loriun n.- y leave little ground lor doubt as to who your iclormant [ was. J. Tho part which relates lo myself personally U true enough, in mi far aa it uaserta ih?t I spoke--on I corning a contribution, Ac. ; but every part oI ihu nr ittle w inch attributes to me my tirade or slatemeat aa ! to tiie charaetor oi the democratio party or policy, or a* lo its incra .icrs be.lit; animals, or a disgrace, or tn ! capable ol nnmau Instincts, or as to ihe mrty hiving I uo right to resist. Is without warrant In tact, is rotmg ! nnnl alike to my feelings, politic d theories and sens* of propriety in debate, and is ulao a gro-s, unprovoked libel on the part of your informant, whoever Uo may be. Ai uo lime iu my 'liedid I ever harbor or oxpreaa aucb vicwa n* he utiribuies to me. 3. And, as ih- raveling ol ihu club was private, and no reporters were present, 1 n:t sure you will be will ing, it allowed, to g ivo tho name of the member wno betrayed bis duty n it to make public Us proceeding* lor ao reprehensible a purpose. Surely, ono who com plains ol injustice st the bands ol the club shoul I as sume the responsibility ol that betrayal, which, so long as its author is unknown, tends lo cast suspicion upon ail his leliow members. And I am, rerv reapeuinily. your obedient servant, D. B K.vro.s'. SALE OF PAINTINGS. Mr. Charles Seabury'a collection of paintings, com prising some of the choicest w orks ol modern art by eminent masters, was aold at auction last evening at Kuril's (iallrry, no. S Twenty-third street. Tho hid ding was very brisk, and tlis prices obtained were considered fair. "Copt (jutrior. Cairo," by Frere, sold at $373; ?'l.ove mid Cupid," by I'icon. went lor f'JOG; "Lilile lied Hiding Huo.1," by Itoscb. fetched #430; ".a Kiorde on tho t'oaat ol Norway," by l.en, brought f.MJ; "Sunset on the Nile," by GITord, brought fJ3J, "Tile Juggler," by Dotti, brought #473: ? Musical !'*?nme," by Kscosurn, $4f0; '-The Rupture," by Ksemmerer, #DS3. "The Standard Bearer," by Lesret, #riM; "II our Mb Interior," by Cluirlu, #!>30; "Morning: Avenita In tho Woods of Serves," $1,030. ourn'AHV. CAPTAIN OEOKOE S. MILLS. Cap'aln Gcorgo S. Mills, a venerable octogenarian of Newark, N. J., died there on Sunday. In youth he served in the New York militia. In Newark ho sorveil as Alderman and in various other civic situations. Ha tvas ono ol the earliest operators of tho Morris Can at JOHN S. PESIIINK. John S. Peabinc, another well known Newarker, died on Saturday. He was a large property owner, served in various local public offices, and al on# time look a very active part in politics. HOTEL ARRIVALS. John TY. Garrett, President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, l? at the Windsor Unlet, Colonel Robert U. IngersolL of Illinois; State Treas urer Henry Rawle, of Pennsylvania, and cx-Congress man E. B. Morgan, of Aurora, N. Y., are al the 3l Nicholas Hotel. George W. Rlggs, of Washington, In at the Urevoort House. Attorney General Jacob Ynnatts, ol New Jersey; Colonol H. S. McComb, ol Delaware, and Charlemagne Tower, of Philadelphia, are at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Senator Daniel B. St. John, of Ncwburg, Is al the Hotel Brunswick. Chief Engineer Henry L. Snyder, United Stales Navy, la al Iho Astor House, Professor George J. Brush, ol Yale College, ?ud Lieutenant William T. Burweil, United States Navy, are at tne Slurtevaat House. Theodora N. Tail, Superintendent of the Railway Ma'l Service, and Judge D. N. Cooley, of Iowa, are at the St. Jamaa Hotel. MAILS FOR EUROPE. The fteAinxhip Balavia wilt leave thli port OB Wednpatlar !?r iguootjuoorti ar. l luverpoiL The mails for Europe will close at lha Post Office at Ore e'clook a. 11. To* Saw York HTRAtn?Edition for Knrope?will be reaiip at tia!l'-pa?t four o'clock la the morclnt Single eo|In wruppere Tor mailing, six cents. ANNOYING COUGHS WILL RAPIDLY DISAP. rtar under the o-r 01 ILu't IIonkt or IloiutiiouttD ana it A COUGH NEGLECTED MAY LEAD TO SERIOUS ennariaence*. PtinTicti'a Uxi.>an will plve rellel. A.?HOLIDAY PRESENTS FROM THE CENTEN ntal.?Now mi exhibition at KNOX'S. Fifth Avenue Hotel and IIJ Brnndwav. corner of Fulton at., the celebrated Prtae Mate of Treaa A to. London, ami the Prite I'm lire ilea ami Walklnx Stick* of W II. .Martin. Loinluu ; tollable prea enta for lady or ge.itlemau. A |3 HAT, $1 90.?GKNTI KMEN's" SILK HAM $3 HO, worth ft I. I *> New Church ?!., unatair*. A.?DISEASE~ii~LTKE~A ROBBER, ATTACKING tlniae who aro I- a?t preparnl to realat tta'uutaet. 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