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Senator Conkling's Viotory Over the Administration. ' THE NEW YORK APPOINTMENTS. Merritt Confirmed, Roosevelt and Prince Rejected. A PIERCE FIGHT IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. Revenge of the Democrats for Kellogg's Admission. THE PRBSIDENT TO CONTINUE THE FIGHT FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. Wasw.voton, Da a 12, 1877. fHl FIGHT OVF.B THE HEW TOBK APPOINT MENTS AMD WHAT 18 THOUGHT OF THE RE SULT?THE PRESIDENT'S FUTURE ACTION. Tba rajaction of Messrs. Roosevelt and Prince and the viotory of Mr. Conkllug over tba President la tba town talk tbli a von leg. Sanatora of oouraa keep tna ?acrata of tbo oxecutlve seaatona witb great care, bat wban tba aeaalon broke up at about twenty min ulu past eight this avaaing the azettemont of Sen atori was too groat to be controlled, and partlaa af them, strolling homeward, discussed various pbasea of tba contest in loud tones. It la evident tbat tba atrnggla baa created great bitterness between the tactions In both partlaa, and It was probably the moat exciting oxecutlve session remembered. There la good authority lor tbo state ment tbat tba President will not let tbo matter rest wnara It is, but will send In new names in pluoe of tnose rejected. It is said In administration olroles tbat tba flgbt la by no means ended; tbat tba President will stand on bis constitutional right to name bla subordinates, and that be baa great patience. It la thought to-nigbt tbat be may aand In new names before the end of tbo present week, but thia is not probable. Ho will be mora likely to welt until lbs re assembling of Congress after tbo holidays. Tba attltnda of tbo thirteen democrats who, either setively or passively, opposed confirmation was a surprise to many persons this evening. To tbem lbs President owes his detest, and thslr course Is mainly attributable to a feeling of disgust and disappointment at tna seating oi Mr. Kellogg by the votes of the administration Sanatora. This act of the administration was kesnly resented, because It was generally said among tbo democrats, on the President's own theory, tbe ad mis sion of Mr. Kellogg woe a gross aod deliberate wrong, and tbooo who suffered It to be dene, when tbey could and ougbt to bavo prevented it, lost their sympathy. THE BUSINESS BEFORE THE HOUSE?MATTERS' UNDER CONSIDERATION 8* THE KOBE IMPOR TANT COMMITTEES. The mars Important oommltteoa of the House have gat so far In their work that business begins to fall Into form and order, and tbe reel work of the aeaalon will oemnasM after the holiday recess. Tbe com mittee having la obarga tbe consideration of some bnttarway of ascertaining and declaring tbe vote for President and Vtoe Presldont was sotborisod this afternoon to coneidor also tbe manner ofeleotlnga President and the duration of tbe Presidential term. Thus the whole metier ie now before tbla important committee, wbioh will make a complete report, with recommendations, probably In January and perhaps In time to gat a constitutional amend ment beioro the Stela Legislatures during tbe winter. For tba present, however, tbe ailver and antt-ruump tlon questions and tbe quarrel between tbe President and bla party cause this vitally Important and neces sary amendment to ba overlooked. Toe Appropriation Committeo proposes to more strictly dually tba appropriations ao as to give tbe House a more easily Intelligible view of them. For Instance, It will bring in all expenditures for tbo Distriet of Columbia In a single bill, In order tbat whatever Is spproprlated for tbo Dis trict may be seen at once. There is alto adlspoattion lu lbs House to call on tbe District of Columbia CommtUea for a report on the proper rela tions between the federal government and tbe Die* triot and a bill whleb aball oslablish these on a firm foundation. Tbls la much needed and if It la properly done will have an Important effect upon the prosperity ol tbo District and tne comlort of its Inhabitants. Tbe Levee Committee bu before It two plans for tbe Improvement of tbo Mississippi?one that of the government oommtulon under General Humphreys, tbaotber one proposed by Captain Eads, who wishes to apply bla eystem of faggots, wblob is now dseponlng one of the puses to the waters abovo, narrowing tlio bed gradually end causing tbe river to scour It out. Tbe plan ot Captain Eads Is asssrted to be much tbe most economical. There is an Important roovemcjt on foot for a bill applying the nroduot ol tbe ooiton tax to tbe leveeing of tbe Mississippi. About $60,000.1)00 wore reallzod by tbls tax in tbo two or three years after tbe war. Many efforts have been mado during tbe lest two or three Congresses 10 nave this tax refunded, on tbe ground tbat Its collection wu unconstitutional. Tbe propoettlon now made te apply tbe sum it yielded to leveelog tbe river wlU, It Is evident, meet witb strong ?opport In tbe House. THE BLAND SILVER BILL AMD ITS PBOSFECT8 IN THE SENATE. The silver men stilt hope to pau tbe Bland bill thia week, and tbey have even hopes of passing It by a two-thirds majority. Of course tbsy mean to strike out all tbe amendments end are strong enough lor that, though It is thought an amendment .gUowlug tbe govornment to reap tbebonefltof tbo oontempleted fraud may secure e majority. Tbe friends of tbe bill will, to-morrow or text day, try to get a night eeulon, and If (bey attompl this tbey will succoed. Benator Morgan, of Alabama, made a speech to day wbleb wu thought to sound very much like repudiation; at leut a general and deliberate dis crediting of government obligations. On tbe other band, one of tbe leading Senators supporting tba bill lay* openly that It moans nothing, nnd that tbe mints cannot coin dollars Inat enough to affect either tbe public eredit or tbe currency, which is true onougb, but e poor argument for tbe bill. [HE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE PACIFIC RAILROAD COMMITTEE?MB. THBOCKMOBTON DECLINES? MB. MOBBISON OB MB. HEWITT THE COMING MAN. There Is (rouble In tbe House CommlUee on Pa elflo Railroads. Mr. Potter, originally named bv the Speaker as chairman of tbat committee, relused to isrve. -When tbo Speaker proposed to fill tbe va cancy tbo members lavorlug aubsidy sebemea ob iected, tbat bs could not nominate a chairman, but that either tbe person whose nemo stood next to Mr Potter's should havo tbo place or the commit tee should elect a chairman. Mre Potter wes under stood to be opposed to subsidies. Tbo Speaker named Mr. Hewitt, who la of the snme mind, In Mr. Potter's placo, and thereupon tbo coin mtttoe to-day proceeded to eleot a chairman. Mr. Morrlaon, anil subsidy, wu nominated, but declined. Mr. Throckmorton, who lavors subsidies, was also nominated, and he also declined, saying tbat bs could not sorvo as cb^rman for reasons known and satis factory to lbs Speaker, snd which, In his own opin ion, would make It improper lor bun to bold tho placo; that be could not accept tl consistently with bis per sonal honor. Having thus positively refused, ana on the strangest grounds, Mr. Throckmorton left tbo com mittee room, and he was thereupon elected chairman by a vote ol S to 4, Messrs. Morrison end I.ui trell, soil-subsidy men, to lbs general surprise, vol. Ing for btm; In fact,, electing turn. tbo reason lor Mr. Throckmorton's relusnl to servo Is thai until be entered Congrosa be was attorney sod land agent lor the Southern Pacific lUiIroal Com. pany, and whin be gave ap tbaae positions It tc said tbat bis partnsr in basineoe asaumad them. It la no. deraiood tbat tbas# facta wera unkuown to tba bpeaker whan ba placed Mr. Throckmorton oa tba cammtttaa, and It I*, at ooursa, probabla tbat Mr. Randall would bava assigned him to a'different com mlttaa il bo bad baan awara of them. It la supposed from wtiai ba said to tba committee tbat ha and tba Spcukor had talked tba matter over, and, o( ouurso, agreed that under tba clreutnalauces It would ba Impossible for Mr. Throckmorton to accopt tba chairmanship of the committee, and ho will probably to-morrow refuse tba place, and perhaps lollow Mr. Poller's example and resign hta piaoa on the oom tntttee. Mr. Hewitt goes on tba committee at once, and ba or Mr. Morriaon will bo choaen chairman when Mr. Tbrqpkuorton declines. The place Is Important, mainly because the Chairman names the aub-oom mltteee to wbtch various bills are referred. Mubsldy plana, snch as this commutes might report, have no chance In tba House. They cannot get more than eighty or ninety votoe. FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT. Wahuixotox, Dec. 12, 1877. conklino'b victobt in the matter or the NEW YOBK APPOINTMENTS?DETAILS OF THE STRUGGLE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. Tbo notion of the Senate In executive session to day upon the New York appolntmonts has produced great exoltement In political circles here, and la the theme of diaouaalou everywhere this evening. As soon as the doors of the Senate closed. at about half past two o'clock tbie afternoon, It was understood at onco that, with tbo report orMr-Cobkllng's committee freshly beforo It, the struggle lor supremacy between the l'reeidont's supporters and these of the New York Senator would at once begin. This expectation was not disappointed, lor the oonteat was protracted nntll nearly ball-past eight o'elock this evening. As far as lha proceedings have transpired it appears tbat the earlier portion of tha session was devotsd to n discussion of the relations of the Senate lo tbo appointments nadtr the Tonuro or OOlco act, re peated at the nominations were, altor tbolr failure ol confirmation at tbo preceding session. The deter mination of tbo powers of President and Senate In this natter having been settled, the nomination of Mr. Merrut lor surveyor was confirmed by n vivd voce vote. Upon motion botag made lor tbe confirmation ol Mr. Roose velt for Collector of tbe Port of Now York the dogs of war were let slip and tbe great struggle was Initiated. Mr. ConUtag opposed the nominations in aapeeob occupying over an hour in Its delivery, and prenouncod by sosso of its heartrs to be one of tae greatest efToris of bis Mis. He was chiefly supported by Senator Edmunds. On the other hand Senator Mnttbowe, In eommendlng tbe nominations, was sup ported by Senators Cbrlstlnncy and Hoar, among the republicans, and Bayard and Gordon, among the democrats. The nomination ot Mr. Roosevelt was rejected by a vote of 26 yoas to 31 nays. The question oa tbe conflrmati<y> of Mr. Prince was not pressed to a yon and nay vote and tbe nomination was rejected by a vied voce vote. Tbo vote oa tba confirmation of Mr. Rooiovelt was as (allows:? Yeas?Messrs. Baraslde, Obrlstianey, Conorer, Dawes, Matthews and Hoar, republicans, and Messrs. Bailey, Barnutu, Bayard, Beck, Coke, Eualus, Goraou, Grover, Harris, Hereford, Hill, Joneeof Florida, Ker nes, Lamar, MoCreery, Morgan, Randolph, Ransom and Saulebury, democrats? 25. Nats?Messrs. Allison, Anthony, Blaine, Booth, Bruoo, Cameron of Wisconsin, Cameron of Pennsyl vania, Cbaffee, Conkling, Dans of Illinois, Kdmuods, Kerry. Howo, totalis, J ones ol Nevada, Kollogg, Kirk Tama, iiaain, utpmiii, mm. v> nil.?, Kerry, Howo, log*)Is, Jones ot Nevada, Kollogg, Kirk wood, McMillan, Miiobell, Morrill, Oglesby, Pad dock, Patterson, Plumb, Rollins, Sargent, Saunders, .--pencer and Teller, republicans, and Measis. Dennis and Eaton, democrats?31. Tbe Senators regularly paired were Messrs. Hamlin, Horsey, Wadleigb and Windom, republicans, with Messrs. Atmstroug, Withers, Johnston and Davis of West Virginia, democrat* la addition to these the following domooratlo Sena tors, who were against tbo confirmation:?Mesara. Maxey, Whyte and McDonald, were paired with tbe following demoorats, Messrs. Voorhees, Wallace and Butler, who were in favor of confirmation. The only republican Senator absent was Sharon, of Nevada. Tne following democratic Senators refused to vote:?Messrs. Coekrell, Thurmao, Garland, Mer ritnon sad McPberaoa. It will Ibua be seen tbat but five democrats were avowedly against tbe confirmation, wuilo six ropubll can Sonators voted with tbe alnotocn democrat lo Senators lor the confirmation. Had tbe five demo crate who declined to vote coat their votes with tbo minority the majority against Mr. Roosevelt's con llrmatlon would have been only one. At the elose of tbe session several Senators moved tbat the seal ol secrocy be removed Irom tbe vote, which wee violently opposed by Senators on both sides of tho chamber. Tbe main objection, bowever, oamo Irom tbo demo crats, who voted to reject. So mnoh tlmo, however, had bcon consumed In tbe dissuasion that further de bate on tbe proposition to bavo the result made public was deterred until to-morrow. It appears tbat several of tho Senators had not autiotpatod such a motion, and, having failed to put themselves on record, wore loth lo bnve tbelr apparent neglect made publia Senator Gordon mado a strong speech against the position taken by Senator Coukltog, which was partly inteoded to bo a repiy to the lstier's speech in tbe cuso ol United Stales Marshal Klts.nrnmons, ol Georgia. Senator Kernen delivered a very able and csrelolly prepared written speech against Mr. Conk Hag's position. Senator Bayard mainly lad tbe opposition to Mr. Conkling, and deltvorccka strong nnd able speech on tbe Tenure of Office set. Somo of Hie republicans urged Senator Conkling to let tbe executive session go over for to-day, as It was thought from the indications that be could not hope to win. To this be is said to bare replied tbat be would go to glory or tbo grave now, and, if need be, would die in bis tracks. He celled attention to tbe lsct tbat bo bad many a bard light with the democrats In tbo Senato and bad ueverstraek below the belt, and he would call on them as wltbcsacs to say'll ho had ever done so. He gave aotloe they would Qud him fighting to tbe hitter end. It has been tbe bardosi tight, the Irtends of Sen ator Conkling eay, he ever had in the Seuaie. The ?tralu has been tbo greatest ho has endnred for a loug lime. Senator Conkling did net repair lo his quartors as usual but went to the bouae ol Senator Joucs, of Nevada, to dine, and has spent the evening talking over tbeeveDta of the day with his irionda When Judge Edmonds was aeked to-night II ho was not happy over tho result ho replied:? "No; my congratulations go rather lo the President, Inasmuch as tl Mr. Roosevelt bad been confirmed my belief is that he and all ol us would bavo regretted it within a lew months." Tbe debate, which lasted six honrs, was altjo participated in by Senators Hoar, Bayurd, Eaton, Chrlstlancy, lilaitie and Yoorhocs. During It a ' number ol sprightly passages at arms occurred between certain Senators wbo car ried on tlie dltcnsslon. There were a number ol very freo expressions ol opinion on botn *tdi>s ot the chamber. These woro ol tbo raosi positive etiaraeter. It is even said tbat accusations touching tbe verncity ol speakers were made iu tne strongest language that geniletneu could use with parliamentary propriety. A republican Senator, who has been and Is one ot tho most stoadlA supporters of the administration, in conversation this evening stated that bo bad sincerely bopod that tho President would have taken lbs bint conveyed by tbe failuro of tbo Senate lo set on the contestod New York nomina tions at the special session and not send thorn back again. Tlio tenor ol his remarks betrayed tho fact I list ho had voted lo sustain tbe President, but that his sympathies w rit qiilio strongly the other wsy. It is understood that two or iliroo other republican Sona tors who voted to confirm the nominations ol Messrs, Rooaevelt and I'rtnee expressed similar sentiments. It is believed tbst these expressions were called out by the fervor of Senator Cookllng's speech, which la pronouueed one ol the clearest and most brilliant that be has ever deliverod in Congress, bat the six republicans stood firmly, and did not permit tbe elo quence ol the Now York flenntor to sway them Irom ihoir previously adopted determination lo stand by tbe President. The tenor ol tbe debate, It is staled, did not make It appear to those who wore ssoklog lor informalnyi that Mr. iioosovalt w is equal to Mr. Arthur, cither in experience as a merchant or io his c.xecuilvu capacity for so Imporiai.i nil > lllco a* toileciur t.f tlio i'uri of Now York. Nothing *.?? raid againrt tho M.md.ng or character ol Mr. Kooseveli, but Mr. Conkling, it is ?bid, mado plum issue that unless the nom i meo was so far superior to tho pros ent Incumbent as to mulco It to tbe advantage of tb* government that a change should bo made Mr. Arthur ought to bo allowed to remain in the office. It oaa urged, too, that tbe falling oft la customs revenue bad mado It important to Keep ail expesienoed uian In tbe office In New York. During tbe debate tbe objection of tbe Socreiary of tbe Treasury to giving information was thoroughly discussed. It is said that upon bis being pressed for the facts tbe altitude ol Senator Cunkling did not aaem to be justlOed by these foots. It was argued against him the documentary evidonoe which Imd guided the President la determining upon tho chauge had all been given lo the public in tho shape of the reports of tho Jay Commission at Qve did-rent times. Io addition the Commutes on Commerce had been as sured by the Secretary of lit# Troasury that the doore of tbe Treasury were wide open to the committee end II that was not sufficient Secretary Sherman waa ready to appear bafore the committee and answer all question*. This, however, hid not been desired, and if tho Senate waa without dotalled Information it was because It waa not sougbt where it could be had. Among the general objections made against Mr. Prince by Mr. Cockling waa tbo Charge that ho had been eonoernod with the Tweed Ring id Now York. THE WAR ON MOBMONIHM?A BILL YOU THE PREVENTION OP POLTQAMT. In furtherance ol tbe movement to suppress Mor mooism by making more stringent tho penalties lor polygamy, a bill will be Introduced In Cougress shortly to prevent and punish tbe practice of poly gamy in the territories generally and In all othor places subject to the exclusive Jurisdiction of the United States. It providea as follows:? Be It enacted that every person having a husband or wile living who shell marry uny other person, whether married or single, in a territory of (he United states or other plaoo over which tho United States have exclusive Jurisdiction shall bo guilty of poly gamy, and upon conviction tbereol shall be punished by a llue ol not exceeding foOO end oy imprisonment^ lor a term but exceeding Ave yoars, und if any person who bus a husband or wife living shall contiuue to cohabit with such other persons after the passage ol' this act he or she to cohabiting shall ho deemed guilty of poly gamy, uuu shall be punished as aforesaid. And It shall not bo neocssary to prove eitber of said mar riages by tbe roglstersud certiQcnto thercol or other record evideuce, but the same may be provod by such tvidenco as la admissible to prove a mar riage in oilier cases, and proof of coliubltation . under either ol suid marriages shall ha boltl sufficient prool ol each of said marriages, ajd the prosecution may be had eitber where tbe ulloged lilogul itianfiugo was solemnized or tno aohablitou may he shown to have lakeu place. But this section shall not extend to auy porson by roasou of auy loruicr marriage Whose husband or wile by such marriage bus been absent for five successive yoars and is not known to snob person to be living, nor to any former marriage which has been dissolved by deoreo of a competent court, nor to any person by reason of any former mnrrim.o which baa been prououucod void by decree ol uoompetont court on tbe grouud ol nullity ol thu marriugu con tract, and provided that this aot shall not a(lecl any prosecution lor off'noes committed under the act of Congress ol July, 1862, lor tbe crlmo ol higstny. GENERAL WASHINGTON DESPATCHES. tYiBBiaafo:*, Dec. 12. 1S77. THE MEXICAN AWARDS?REPORT OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS The House Committee on Foreign Affairs, in ,hclr led0,? m^f# 0U lhW *UbJe0t ?' *?*'??"> awards and tho alleged frauds la the Weu and I.a Alra cases aay that Congress has no jurisdiction In tho case ol Hose alleged frauds an a that its only duty is ta mttko ?II BMdlnl law, io, err/log but even ifCoegres. had such lurlsdlcilon tbey see nothing In tho allegations submitted to conflriu their truth the mind, of th. committee, ,be records of lL?mT'>0a not any indications to that eflect. Tho report oonoludes as follows ?? Kv.ru should now be made, huTthev ar? "Ull01"no," b^slrVoimh Cou,,uUti?u.l"^S instalment from Mexico, out shah bTomL bv? <ln,t rata deduol.on at ibe rate of not moroPth? ^1/ *** cont from all the payments hv Mcx?eo J. " pcr as saying that ? no application wbie'i <,r",??a been or may be m??lo by Mexmll . Executivo Department ol ihia .L., 10 ,l10 be entertolnod by it, or that life ??i!U!?nt "hal1 Do1 not be granted. It ..Thv oplnmn oi thl0""'" ,b"11 lliut tbe question presented, in so far as il"?.?? tiio payrnoiii ol tnonov tiitfiAp th? ?? . to Iron, Mexico, "XZlFwbE discretion of tho ireatv mnirln? "?ntrol und the constitution and that tne Kxecui*# P,l* with "ftf concurrence of tho Hopsto, lully em im wired . V 0 negotiations witn Mexico by lurlhtlr tMatv^f h.?.pcn powers cud concur I herein ?.. ... . ^ tbo two asked lor, and Urn theojSilon 0fThe frauds have boon prucitso<t uh to entiii* *eBitfea* suob ?1.1, this comm 11lee wouId^bo grat 1 Ami 1 oVnow?ifc proper slops would be taken to that oaT GENERAL HHERIDlN ON BIO GRANDE AFFAIRS Lieutenant General Sheridan was tor a abort ,1 mi this afternoon before tho House Committee on Mm. tary Affairs, and gave his views relative to afTa.rs on ins Km Grande border. The roost Imporiani remark he ra.de was that there was no danger of war unless by accidental oollision of A merloan and Mexican lores been on7 m,""? WUh'n 'b? ,Mt ^ ?b<"? ?>ad been one raid of marauders Into Mexico from the Iexns side ol tho Rio Grando, and in reply to a ques tiou staled that he bad not advised tho Issuanco of the order for our forces ,0 pursue Mexican, across ho river Into Mexico. It was decided to-dsy that the iub-eomroitlec con. * K of Banning, Dlbrlll, Dragg Wnu'e and Harab, ab.? ? recess of Congress. THE ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR TRAFFIC?PROPOSED COMMISSION for its investigation The bill Introduced by Mr. Morrill to-day ?to pro hi,? , * ??"lnlM,0B 00 ??? subject 01 the alcoholic w?th Ik authorizes tho Pre.,dent to appoint with tbo consent of ihoSon.u, a commission ol Ave' persons, whoso duly.lt shall bo to Investigate tbe nquor traffic, it. relation, to rovonuc sua taxation, its general economic, criminal, moral nnd m, cntlffc aspect. ,n connection with pauper"m crlm^ social vice, 4c., and also to Inquire and take testi'. mony srto ih, pr?eiical results ollicensc and pro bibitory legislation for tbo prevention of Inlompor ancc in the several States ot the Union. The bin w, prop,late, ,10,00a to defray tho ncc.es.ry expenee oi sail commission (who shall serve without receivluu other compensation! and limits th* time lor the ac eomplitbrncnt of their duties to two years. THE VACANCY IN THE COURT OF CLAIM8 Th# uoiuiuatlon of J. C. Bancroft D.vla late u,? whlwtS0"!0;." ,n,?nd0U 10 "??'/ ?ho vacancy Which will exist In tbo Court of Claims on tho 1st 0f J.ooary next, when the re.lgn.t.on ol Judgo Lor ins WCI take effect. Ho was appointed near* twenty years .go, and 1.1 sovonty-slx yo.re of age. ilo> ,hcr ' ore, comos under Hie law which provide, that a United States judge n.ny retire at the end of ten voars olter the date ol his commission and having attained the age of aeventy years, receiving tne same s.l.rv sg was by law payable to him at tho timo of his rossgoa CHANOrs IN THE ASSIGNMENT OF REVENUE AOKNTB. The following Is a complete list of the changes that have beon mado by tbe Commissioner ol Internal Rev onue In th* assignment of rovenuo agents:-,: ji Horiou, si Boston, rransfcrred to l'ltlaburg. iv a Uuvetl, Itom Cblc.go ,0 Su Loan John Mitchell Irom Phii.dolphla to Cincinnati, a J. Kinney irom general service in 111,cols ,0 Buffalo. Proa M>cr from SI. Louis to Chicago. Jo?n 0I|1? *?? Louisville to New Orleane. J. TrumboU ,ro? Indianapolis to Bo.ion. T.J. Grinn.aon from Pau? sylvan., to Spr.ng.iCd, I.I. 8. A. WhiiOald from Chi. cage to Louisville. Kpbraim Latbour is ordered 10 Huiitsvillo, Ala. Charles P. Brown, James C. IVlicCcr J.H.Hale and W. T. Clarke are ordered to oxomiua'. Hons ol accounts. Stanley Plummcr 1. ordered ,0 ex nmiolug railroad nccounla. J. B. Rothschild is as s.gned to duly in Michigan. J. B. Hroan is assigned to Knoxvllie. H. M. Cr.ano and Jasper Packard .ro assigned to .San Pranciaco. KUwurd.McUuro is at Orleans'0 N?" YOr" ? lo New TiiOCEliDlNGS OF THE SENATE. Washixhto.v, Dec. 12, 1877. Numerous petitions wero presented prayiug lor tho appointment ol a commission to mquiro into the alcoholic liquor traffic; lavorlug an ameudmont to tho constitution prohibiting the States Irom disfran chising citizens on account ol sax, and asking iiiul Comrcss * ill t ike no uciion concuroiug a iovision ol tsrill dunes uui'l after It ahull buvo uacnrtaliied by official inquiry the condition ol th* induatrles of the country, sad that the nature ol such tariff legislation shall be Fuch us, In the opinion of practical business men, *111 best promote the reetoratlon of geueral prosperity, all of wbich were referred to appropriate cotiimil'ecs. Mr. Dawe*. (rep.) of Mais., from the Committee on Public Buildings and around*, re|iorted adversely on tfiw petition Irom tho friends ol female suffrage, asking to bo allowed the use of the Seuaie obautber aome tiuie iu January to praaoni arguments before tne Commit tee on Privileges and Election* In favor of a sixteenth amendment, granting female suffrage, in submitting tbe report Mr. Dawes said tbo committee expressed no opluioo adverse to tbe adoption ot sucb an amend* mcnl, but the Senate had ihvarlably declined to allow tbe ouamber to be used for any otber purpose tban ibo business of the .-onate. Mr. Makokxt, (rep.) ol Cat., Irom tbo Committee on Naval AT-irs, reported favorably on tbo Menace bill to regulate expenditures In the navy. Passed. Also Senate bill authorizing a general account Of advancus lor naval appropriations. Passed. He also reported Irom liie same committee adversely on Seoalo bill to 6<|ualixo iho par of rear admirals on the retired list, and il was indetiuitoly postponed, Auuuibcrol bills were introduced and referred to appropriate committees. Olid AXIZ AVION or Mfl.IT!A. Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, suhiullied e resolution reoltlug tbo sections of tbe Revised Stuln'.os In regard to tbe organization ol militia tu tbo Slates, making an annual uporopriation lor artniug aud equipping audi erery iiulitU, Ac., and calling upon tbe secretb of War lo roport to tbe Ssnuto tbe oou ditlon and strength of the miltila tu ihc several Siutcs, together with any roeoiuinondalluns ho may have to make looking to a more thorough organization of tho ruilitlu. tho amount of mousy dis bursed lo the various Slates, vtbai amount la now due 10 uny State and if auy Statu lias beou excluded irum the bonellis of tbe law aud lor liow long, and II, in ins opinion, tbo annual appropriation for arming slid equipping tho minim should bo lucreasud. Ordered to ho priuted, and Mr. Davis gsvo notice bo would call ft up for action at an early day. TU* KKKAIblSNTIAL TERM. Mr. Edmunds, (rep.) of Vl, subuiuiod a resolution authorizing tho select committee, appointed to take into consideration tho state of Hie luw respecting the usosrtuining and declaration ol the result of the elec tions oi President uuu Vice President of too United Stales to also ooustdcr and report upon the host man nor ol electing those oflloeraaml tbe duration of their terina of ofllce. Agreed to. In subinniiug tlio resolution Mr. Edmunds said be did so by dlrecliun ot Iho committee, as II was inuuzbl best to have its powers enlarged, tbo commit too of Ibu House of Representatives, with which the Senate coiiunitteo was auihorizod io consult, lmvlug been empowered to consider these subjucts. Tho Viuk President appointod .Mr. Allison, of lows, a consulting trustee ol the Kalorin School ol the Dis irtct of Columbia lit place of Mr. Hitchcock, whose term of service has expired. Ho also laid beloro tho Senate a communication Irom the Socrotury ol tha lutoriur tu nuswer to tbo Senate resolution ol tbo loth lush, enclosing a roport from the Commissioner of the (ioncrai Hand Ofllco us to the number ol miles ol tbo Oregon Ccntrul Kailroud completed, the uuniber of miles uncompleted aud the number m acres ol public iaud patented to that com pany. Referred lo tho Committee ou Railroads. THE DEFICIENCY HILL. On motion ot Mr. Allison tho r-enale Insisted upon Its uinotidiueuts to tlio Dehcicucy Appropriation hill, uod a cjmmlllee of cnuierouce was ordered. Messrs. .Sargent, Dorsoy and Heck were appoioted members of the committee on tbo part ol the Senate. THE SILVER RESOLUTION. The Sennto then resumed consideration of the an flniHbed business, being the resolution of Mr. Matthews, ol Ohm, declaring the rljlit ot tba gov eminent io pay tlio bonds hi silver. Mr. Chaffee, |rep.j ot Col., submitted tbe follow- I ing as a substitute lor the resulutloo, leaving the pre amble of Mr. Matthews tho same as subinillad by that Senator:? Resolved, That all tbe bonds of the United States Issued, or aulhorirt-d to be tinned, under said uuls ol Cuiizren heretoturc recited, are payable, principal and Interest, at the option of the KoTeruiuoni, tu coin of mil,I or silver of tue ?: audanl value w lieu micli bunds were Isniod; and to restore to its coinage siu h silver c.iin a* u legal tender, co equal with gold coin. Is net in vioiunon of the publlu faith nor In derogutinii ot tlio rights oi the public croditar. Ordered that it bo printed. AROUIIEXT OV Mil. MOROAN. Mr, MuRuax, (dein.) oi Ala., rouu a lengthy logal ar gument in lavor ol the resolution ot Mr. Matiucws, claiming that the government bad tba rigbl to pay tbo bonds in coin. The statute .-imply used lit* word *'1:010," aud any coin wnicli came up to tbe standard of Tulue Uxed at ibo tlmo tbe bouds wero issued filled tbe coblruci. lie arguod that il tho government should, upou tlio maturity ol the bonds, have tu Ibo Trousury coins ot Spain or Mexioo or tbe standard of value llxod by our laws in 1870 the bonds could be paid in sucb coin without tho United Slates recolnlng It and placing its own sump upon It. Should the government abolish all coinage and resort to greenbacks slone tba na tional debt could mill ho paid in coin, which mlgbt be purchased lur that purpose, and tbe South noulu do it with about tour ol ber ootton crops. The govcrntuont was perltctly at liberty to Oo as It pleased in regard lo tbo currency, dxiugtbe standard ot value, Ac., pro vided it was roaay ut tbe maturity of the bonds to pay Iheiu in dollars ol the standard*ut value existing ou ibe 14ili ol July, 1870. it was ol no oonoern to tbe creditor wbal stamp theso dollars should bear. He could liot see what right the creditors ui the govern ment bud to aay what money the government enoold use tu its dally business. Its business with us creditors, wus at siatcd intervals, and if tbey received Spanish dollars at the cud of evary six months of our standard ot value of 1870, It was none ol tlicir business il Iho people oboaiod onen other every day witb Iho dollars coined at our mlnta He urguod that England and Hermany had a perfect right to rcmouetizc sliver to-day, and should they do so tbore would be quite as clamorous a demand upon this country lo renionotizo the stiver dollar as tbero is to-day lo prevent its remoneiizaliou. rim NATIONAL HONOR. He then referred to the question ol national honor, and argued that tbo payment ol bonds in silver would not be n violation thereof. He couelderod this matter as tbe people of Alabama oonaiderod it, and tbey thought it co repudiation, no vioiullou ot national honor to pay tbe bonds in s.lror, ! lis ilieu referred lo the history ol his native Mute | (Alabama) in tho payment of ber public debts, and argued that her people hud always hoen very par ticular to tnulniaia the credit of too State. Tbey weio as careful to-day lo malntalu tha honor and credit of tbe national government. An act of Justico to both debtor ucd creditor was in no souse an act of repudia tion. It was ibis consciousness of tbe requirement# of duty which compelled mm to support ibis resolu tion to-day. Tho South could probubly have a single standard of gold alone boiler tban any other section, as she could get mors gold lor Iter products than other secllons of ibo country ; bat it would be au act ol in justice to these sections io have s single standard, and Hie South would nuver lavor a single standard. It wus the doty ol Congress lo do (or the great body of (he people what would be wise nod politic, aud thus lighten their burden. DSM0XKTIZAT10X. The people never demonetized silver, and It could not be iairly said thai Congress did iu It was done in u coruor, darkly. It w.<s douc at tlio Instigation of tlio money kings. It was airlck of enactment. But suppose silver was demonetized fairly; that uot would not have ciiuused ibo obligation ol the bbnda. It was not the policy ol this government, but tbe policy of England and Germany which had to depressed the value of silver. Should silver ho reiuonetized now und time given lor it lo recover Its ground, it would return to lis natural supremacy even over gold. 1IIK FRIEND OF TilR LAIIoKIXU PKOM.*. It was the familiar Iriend, tfin lioou companion of tho laboring people Uold was hidden uway by thorn ue n treasure. It was not w tool ol trado with the luhoring Classes. A twenty-dollar gold pieco would be laid away by iheiu; hut $J0 In silver wus the Joy ol tbo household und procured tbo necoeaary tblogs for the Ismiiy. Silver wus to tlio great nrtory of com merce what tbe mountain springs wero to mo rivers. THE COLORED I'KOI'LK. lie rolerred then to tlio colored people In bla Stale and said thi-y much preferred sliver. Tbey wero ig norant of alt the laws of llnuncc. "Where tguorancu is bliss 'tis lolly to he wise." They novar could respect, a law winch said enough silver dollars would not pay oil a debt ol any sizo. llu could not quite untlorsisuu why It woulu not blmsell, and many others, wiser Hutu himself, were in me same djrgnuss. Tha silver miliar hud paid 1'resid.iuls, generals, soldiers und statesmen, who had upheld and sustained our govern ment. It was the money of the country in better duys lhau these. Hot* could It he said now tbat iboy . wrro dishonest dollarsT The plain people of his sec I i;ou dealt Willi these plain lacis in a plain way, und statesmen would llnd it diflicult lo answer llieiii. Ho could not dlicern any taint ol repudiation In a re-oiiiiton which restored io tbe people insir rights and iho adoption ol it would be bonest, even-handed jiiHtlce lo our 40,(Siu,ooo people. Sl'hhCU OK MR. L'llRIKTIAXCV. Mr. Cbristianct, (rep.) ol Mien., said he did not propose m tins lime lo enter upon a discussion ol tbe S Iver bill. When It should coma bolero the foliate he would have something lo say about II. lie proposed now to relor briefly to the pending resolu tion and reply to snine ol the argument* advanced in us lavor. Many ol our bonds now outstanding were purchased during the war irom patriotic motives and t? snvo the country Irom destruction. Muoy individ uals who purchased theso bond* sacrificed their prop of iy to obtain the means to buy ihcm. l'hoyr hau been purchased si a prouiiuiu over aud ab >ve par, und woru ib'-y now to be paid in coin below parr This whole ngitatiou was tho old maxim of the bandit, "Let blm take who bath tlio power, uod let him keep who can. '* He argued ib.u in 1873 ins sllvor dollar was demone tized i.y au net of Congress and ccusou to bo a part of ourcoiu. riio bonds issued alter mat tune certainly could not be paid in allvtr it silver was not a part of our coin, and it was not conleuiplafed when they were is sued that it would orer again constitoto a part oi our co.nngn; iherolore there was no reason to suppose that iho bonds would be payable in anything else than gold coin. The purchasers had a right to rely upon tlio law and expect payment lu such coin. He apoko at soino lengin as to tlio legal obligations of tlio government and iii couclnsion declared ho could uot vote lur the resolution. fending discussion Mr. Allison moved that Ihc Sen. ate proceed to the consideration of executive busi ness, and the motion was agreed to, yoas 44, nays go, as follow*.? Vras?Me*sr?. Allium Anthony, Haysrd. HlslDe.Bi.ulh, IturiiAlde, 1,'unieruii ol I'ruiisylvaiiU, IJIiafTes. Hoke, Conk , ling, t'onuver. iinvu ol Illinois, Dawes, Dentil., D.ir.ey, I i-.st.in, Edmunds. Garland, Hsiiuii,. Illll, Hows, ingsns, .lulitolou, Jane. of .Neva.is. Kai.ogg, Kernsu, hirawoo.l, lutiiisi. McMillan, Merrlin..n, Morrill, i.gie.hy. Ps'l.iocs, Patterson, Koillns. Hargent, osol.bory, Hnuudors, epenoer, 'leller Vourliees, Wuttlelgh ami Wtiyte-44. Navs ? Vr??r?. Bailey, Bsrnu-n. Heck, l.'ameran of Wis eoiialn. Clirliiisrit.r, tloekrell. Davis ..t W e.t ViramU, (ior lion, tiruver. Ilereiord, lluAi', J.,ne? of Florida. MeCreerr, MeUonsId, M ilthews, Msaey, Morgan, ibuioisn. Wallace and Withers?kit. i he Senale then,at twenty minute* past two o'clock, went In to executivo session. At eight o'clock 1'. M. ins doors were raoptned and tbe bcuuio adjvurutd uuui to- tuoirow. A Diaz Representative on the Atti tude of His Government, BONDS WHICH BIND THE TWO REPUBLICS. Benefits to Follow Increased Commercial Facilities. THE RIO GRANDR BORDER QUESTION General Condition of Feeling Throughout Mexico. A MODEL PRONUNCIAMENTO. 8a* Antonio, Dec. 3, 1877. Tbla morning your correspondent bad quite a longlby aud Instructive Interview wltb Seftor Don l'iutarcba Ornois, wbo baa recently been appointed the representative of tbo Diaz government at tbia point. Until President Diaz and bla admiulatratlon have been officially recognizee! at Washington bailor Uruela cannot properly be called " Mexican Consul," bat such will be bis position ns soon as the recognition takes place. Heretofore soil or Don Morales lias been tho accredited Mexican Consul at Ibis place, be having beeu appointed under the administration of I.erdo do Tejudn, and continuing to act under Ills successor. The (act of bis being appoiotea by I.erdo, taken In connection wnb tbo menuclng presence of General Kscohcdo on the border, is sufficient explanation ol the appoininionl ol Scfior Uruela to take bis place, although Scfior Morales bat been a laiihlul represen tative ol the lutereais of bia country. SeCor Orncls Is qulto a young niun, notovor thirty five years of age, of very pleasing manners and speaks tbo Kngllah langaago quite fluently. He is a native of tbb city of Guadalajara, but bis borne is In the city of Mexico. Ho was one of tbe Ceuteuulal Commission ers irom-Mexico and speaks in tbe highest terms of the cordiality arid courtesy of tbe residents of tbo City of Broiherlr l.ove. Hy profession Scfior Ornois Is a physician, but baa occupied high poattlons of honor and trust, and bits ulso been connected with journalism at tbe Mexican capital. 8KNOR OKXKI.S' MISSION. In an lntorr!ew with tbo newly accredited agent tbo following conversation occurred:? CoRRRsroNDKNT?What Is tbo particular object of your being siutloued at San Antonio? Soiior Ohnki.s?It Is tbe earnest desire ol President Diaz to cultivate lrloudly relations with tbe United States, and ho la of tbe opinion that In no hotter way can this much to be doalred result be brought about than by laclluating and building up tbo commerce of tho two countries. I shall visit your merchants, particularly those who bavo dealings with Mexico, and obtain from them such statistics as tbey may be able to furnlsn mo tn relation to tbe trade between San Antonto and Mexico. 1 shall ulso ask lor adTtcc and suggestions as to what measures ought to be taken to Increase this trad* to tbo proportions it should have. Corkksi'OXdkxt?What particular measures, It any, does your govern meat propoao to take to promote more 'extensive commercial relations? l.NCRKAMKP COIIMKItCIAL I.NTKROOOXSX. Scfior Or.nklm?My idea is (but on the recognition of the Diuz administration by tbe authorities at (he olty of Washington a liberal ooinmerci.il treaty wil, be negotiated. As a general thing tbe Auierlcau peo plo have no proper conception ot the resources of Mexico, and of the mutual advantages that would re sult Irom better arranged commercial facilities. Tbe oofTeo trade oi Mexico ia very large, and tbo plant is baing morn Ixtsusivoiy grown every year. Tho bulk ol our eolToo ought t* go to the t'oited states. Again, with tbe mines in tbe border States ol Mexico I minx thai a modification of the export duty in return tor concessions on the part of tho United Stales could not full to bo advantageous. Of course It is at present Impossible to give any dcUnllo outline lo tho proposed treaty, but II 1 can do anything lo disabuso the minds ol the American people through the press ot soma wroug Ideas tr.ey have about Mexicans, und their toolings toward the peoplo of the Unitod States, I shall feel that my mission to San Antonto has not been in vain. It is gssloss, however, to attempt to mako treaties as long as ilie people ol iho two countries do not understand eacn ether ueiier. Tllk HOKOr.R qUKSTIOX. Corrkmi'omiknt?Wuut It me sentiment, Scfior Or nelo, at tue City of Moxico in r.-gara to thoso bord er troubles t Seiiur iirxkls?A great mauy people are now much surprised ui ibo noslllu altitude of ths Uuiied Slates him leel indignant at the invasion ct Mexican territory by United States troop*. The sitiiutioii on tbe border In not fceuor.illy understood, it will bo a part ol luy business to investigate aud obluiu all tbe lacis in re luiion to tho violations ot tho neutrality laws. 1 un derstand It Is ulloged that certain persons In ilie towns on the Irouticr in Mexico oncuurago th,o Indi ans to steal irom tbis slda ol tbe boundary lino. 1 shall, as tar as 1 am ublo, obtain sum lacis .is will es tablish tbo truth or laisity ol tbese charges, sua report them to tho City ol Moxico. There is uo great uuunosity toward tbo United Males among tho people of the interior ol Mexico. They desire lo devmop their country, to promota commercial rclutlous and ail tho material interests ot Mexico. CokkksI'Oxmbnt?l'neu, 1 understand you te say tbe sdiumiJiratiou ol Diaz Is not uostile to foreigners r Scfior oknsi.s?The intention ol 1'rosiueui Diaz is lo promote Iricuuly relations beiwoeu Mexico and the Ij'uiioJ .states in particular, and put the couutry on Its loci. That such is bis oojcci is lo be seen by the work alrealy done by his Minister of 1'ublic Works, Gen eral Yiceute Uiva 1'alaci.is. As sotiu as he was ap pointed ho oslubllsned in too Cliy oi Moxico two tb servatories, one meteorological aua iho other astro nomies). Ho h .a already mini, great progress In the gigantic work of druiuing the valley oi Mexico, which cumulus many lakes that uie hurilui lo tin health ol the people, livery efiort is being undo to build rail roads, develop mines and lay out good roads. Hera Seiior Ornois produced a large, well printed magazine containing important (acts and figures in rogurd io tho miner, roudn and cumtnerco ol tna coun try, which iiiiain bo called the monthly report ol tno Minister ol 1'ubllr. Winks. MEXICAN TRoops o* TUP. RIO ORAMik. CouRKsroNoust?How About those 7,noo men that President Diaz is rending to the Kio (irande t .tenor Qkmu?1 am eurprlsed that there should he any disposition on tna part ol tue Americans to re gard the sendiug ol ilisao troops to the Kto Grande as a menace. In ilio Umt place it is not possible lor President Dux to enforce the neutrality laws uolc.-s he has u force upon which he can rely. Again, Gen eral Kscobsdo is still on tho llio Ursnde, una altuough he can never oust President Diaz he may causa a great deal ol trouule. (JoiiKkspoNUKN'T?-So you think President Dinz is not likely to no disturbed t Seflor Ursula?There is no danger of It, His policy ot developing tbe resources nod trade of tbo country bus msun him many puweriul mends among the most sulmuuiial men ol the country. Moreover, Prosiuunl Diaz is a mintsiy man. Tno uriny Is loyul to him uud is piaosd so as to insunily put down any uprising loiueiiied by ambitious men. UosanspoxuKNT? It is well understood In this coun try that President Uihz ii.m tho boat intentions in iho world ol doting burly end bonorabiy toward tue L'ulicl .Stales, but the groat question Is, Can be do no and not inako hiuisell liable lu the reproach of being lavor ably dispotod toward tbe Americans, which :uay load to bis overthrow by i.erdo, or ?oute other ambitious leader, appealing lo the prejudices of the lower eiasses Hgaiust the foreigners? .Sorter okxki.h?I ilnuk there Is no danger. Yon see tbe recent uprising of lienors! Ainnuor came to nothing. His forces were dispersed and he was com pelled to Hoe. There Is no doubt that President Diaz Is now in a condition io uphold tho nutiounl honor aud at tno samn lime do justice lo the Ameri cans ll they have any juat cause of complaint. THE SITI'ATIO*. Here the Interview terminated. Tbe general senti ment on tue border la iu.it while it la very satiaractory to know that l'ro? id out Dm/, is in earnest In his cllorta in lbs direction ol peace and conciliation, this does nol nfleot the gravity ol ihe situation, l.ieutenant Hullih is suoating in Mexico alter raiders, While Gen erul Trcvifio Is hurrying to the Kin Uranue wnn a large lorco to carry out a plain order from ibe Mexican decretory of War "to reaist inraeiou by armed lorue." it is thought that unlet* this programme is Obanged It Will wind up Willi a catastropuc. TIIK HBCK.ST RAID*. .Several weeks ugo iho Muralo waa lulormed Dial Information pud beau received at Army Hendquariera lo the client that ibr. e large banda ol ludiana and Mexicans had liarteu Troiu Mexico. With lbs excep tion ol three ineu being kitiea and a lew horaea stolen nothing has been heard of this proposed raiJ, which was lu tended to be Ihe Inrgost and most deal ructive on record. It was gotten up in retaliation lor ihe raid by l.icuicnaui llullia into M< xico. wbru be came very near caiebing a Lipuu camp ol lorty warriors near ma towu ol '/.srraKOaa. Ibat these hostile expeditious laiiid io accomplish the work lli.tl h id Itcen pouiiie.l n> explained by ilia luct that General uru ncnued thuni oil. Tbe gouerul commanding hdd timely nonce ol tue de puriuro of the raiucrs aud ol the routes the/ la United to take. From hla perfect knowledge of tne couutry General Urd placed bis cavalry eo that it wag scarcely poeeiole lor the raiaera 10 amid Ming reached by ibe troopa as aoon aa the former struck the ssulcnioutt. Aa aoon its Ibe raider* fouud that nsariv tit tbe valleys and paaaea leading to the Rio Grande wore occupied by uodie* of cavalry aud that ?lie wboia country waa in arm*. thanks to too Irootief military telegraph, ihey returued lo Mexico by tba way ol Devil's River, although it la poeaible ibey mat bnve commuted other outrages, tbe lie ere of whicfe baa not reached here owing to the telegraph Una being out In several places bevond Fort Concha tiik i.atkkt sir\ii A\ Kivat.trrioa. Tbe I.erilistos here are rontldeui that the revolution against Pus -larted by General Auiador, has not boon suppressed, although tbe news ot its spreading may bave been, and they regard it aa the entering wodge that la to split apart the Diaz, government, wbicb. they assert, in growing tnoro nupopular daily on accuuut ol He leaning towurd Ibe Uriugo*. Thai Inured to tbe Gringos la tbe principal dock iu trade ol the would be liberator it shown by bis pronunctaineoto, which la herewith translated lor the ediUcatioa ol the Ameri can public:? PROCLAMATION. JostS Maria Amador, Colousi Commanding tbe First lirlgado ol Cavalry of the Stale ol Tamuulipes, to the lobabllntilM ol Said State:? Fkllow CtTlkKNs?A year will soon have elapsed since Don 1'orllrm Dm/, was elevated lo the highest po.-ilton iu tbo gilt ol tbe nation, by a strange irealc of destiny, inaugurating his rsigu witb the blackest Ingratitude inward tbo men who had sacr.Ueed their dearest interests?their blood and their lives ?10 carry out his plans, and bis Haltering promises ot regener ation. .scarcely was tbo object ol his amuitiou at tained when, surrounding himself with scheming mcn.be betrayed tbo confidence of tbe people. He baa trod upon our liberties and truuipleu our consti tution under his lout, disregarding all his promisaa anil iruQlorinihg lntusell into u tyrant. Fartnermore, lollow oiti/eus, ibis ainlttnr minded man, who lor more ihun ten years baa deluged the Held* of our country with blood, has Jeopardised out national independence, allowing our dignity to be hutntiled by loreigu troops invading our soil at then pleasure by virtue ol u treaty inado by oue ot the hired asssixlus ol tbe lyruut. Ho has also surrendered Mexicans w American J ant i as, aa 11 our country was solar goes as to be uuabc i<> chastise criminals in couiormity to the treaty ol extradition. This ta tba man who strives to rule the destinies of tbe people, a despot toward hla countrymen hut a low and servile creature toward tbe proud loreigner who re I uses te extend hi in the baud ol iriehdnhip. Fkli.ow Citixkxs?I urn determined to epiII tba lost drop ol my blood In delence ol ids uational honor nnd tlie liberties ol our country, and 1 want lo be tbe llrsl ono lo raise tbe constitutional llag ss represented by the Clllxou President lion Febu-liau Lerdo da Tcjudn, Inviting you lo take tip arms to overthrow tba tyrant who lias so villanously outraged our right* and sacriiluud our national dignity to promote bis owu am bition. tine siuglc, united elTort ol tbo good aud patriotic sons 01 Mexico and this larca of a govern ment will bo prosirutod 10 the dust and tba ignominy anil curso ol tbo nuopiu will disupucir wlib It. Compatriots !?We will recousiruct the nation by ro-establiectag the legittmn'o constitutional govern ment which wus cbaruuteri/.ed by good order and obediouco lo tbo Uws and destroy forever a hydra beaded revolution that bus doaotkied our country. Ta this end 1 will assist you. JOSK M A KIA'AMADOR. In Camp in tiik SicHKirs, Oct. 20, 187". BISHOP OF RICHMOND. HO APPOINTMENT XET FOtIM ALLY MAD* 91 TBE BOLT FATHER?SKETCH OF MONUKIONKUB CBATADD. Baltimokk, Deo. 12, 1S77. Tbe announcement In tbo Hkkalo ot the probabla appotnttneut of Mgr. llbutard to tbo vacant bishoprte ol Kicbmond, Vs., uae uwokened considersbla inter est In Caibollo circles throughout tba nrchldloceso. To tbo lamlly tbo Intelligence, which waa flrat dorlved from tbe Hkiiald, waa ol n very welooma character, ana la regarded as eoubrmatory or rumora that iuva been rile for some lime past at Koine. Dr. F. K. Cha tard, broilior of Mgr. Chatard, to whom youi correspondent applied lor Information aitei learning of the lutter's abseuce in Pnila* dolphin, said if tbe lloly Father conferred tbe honor upon bis brother bo would doubtleaa accept It, altbougb bis sympathies and allectlons were strongly attracted to tbe Americun College at Kama. That institution had grown to its present flourishing condition under the Moneeigucur's rectorship, aud tta future cureer was a matter of paramouul iniere.-t to him. If it wus thought best lor bun to outer anew field of tbo Church, boweyor, tbo Moueeigueur would cbeerlully acquiesce iu i bo Holy Father's wishes. WI1AT ARCMIIISltOr rtinUU.XK SAYS. Archbishop Gibbons, r pen king upon tbe subject, aaid the wboio mailer wse still one ut conjecture. Ha hud uot received uay oitlcial promulgation or the appolntmont of Mgr. Chatard, and his Hps were sealed until that lorm ol the Church bad been unserved. Wneu tbe province ol Ktchmond had become vacant be lorwarded the uames ol u number ol eilcible persoua lor the Bishopric to tho Holy Sea A eonslatory called uy the Hoiy Father, which had not yet met, would de ternnue the appointee and then the official notloo would be given. "Von may say," said tbe Arch bishop, "that while the absanoo ol any official kaewl edge forbids nio to name tbe next liUbop of Kien mood, yet there is no necessity lor tuu Huh ami in contradict the announcement ot Mgr. Cbatard'* ap pointment lo tbe vacancy." The Archbishop, coniinning, paid a bigb tribute la tbo character and learning of Mgr. Cbatard. While de clining to make any premature disc.osuro relative to toe nppointment, the manner ol His Grace was such as to produce the impression that Mgr. Cbatard would hp elevated to lbs Bishopric. tiii: com (KG rnsr.ATK. In view of tbe probihie corroboration of tbe pres ent rumora a.brief sketch ol tho supposed Bishop elect will be ol interest:? Mgr. diias M. Chntard wts born In Baltimore in lftrtS. Ill* early education was received ut Mount Hi. Mury's College, HmniciLsburg, Md., where lie waf gra lusted. I'pon leaving tbis Institution bo prose* cutcd ine study of hiediulno at the University ol Ma ryland, where he wus graduated in 18MV After a year's practice iu this city bo became concerned la the work of the Church, and with u view ol taking upon himself holy orders wool to Rome and entered ns a student at the Propaganda. Here, lu 1802, altar unremitting zeal and devotion to his studies, tie ws? oruaiued ami received his degrees. By this time his unswerving loyuity and affection for the chnreb was so niauiie-i Hist tlio lloiy Father appointed him vice rector of the Amoricun College at Koine, wuieh had heen in existence then shout two years. Upon tho transfer ol the rector aod the Kev. William Mo Closkey lo the bishopric ol Loum ville, Mgr. Chatard succeeded to tho rector.-hip ol the college, -vbicu po sition he baa tilled with much distinction down lo tin present time. As a special tnirk of approtiattou the i'opo about a year siuoe conferred upon him tba title of Moosetgneur, an honor wnkb is possessed by only one other American and be a graduate of tbe diplomatic corps, ou whom the lillu la impoeod aa a graduation uegrte. Mgr. Cbatard, wbo it In America partly lor Ilia oeneilt of bis health, but more especially to fnrtber tne Interest* ot the Amorican College, is regarded aa one ol tbo brightest ornament* ol -he Catholic Cbureb. His se cession to tbe rank ol a bishop it lelt to be sn emi nently worthy choice and oue gonoraliy acceptable. A LUNAT1C8 FAMILY. Dominico Cosloni left Sua Francisco on tbe 3d InsC, witb bis wile aud four children?i lie oldest of the little ones being hut six years of age?for l'aris, Franco. On Tnosday evening tbe party changed cars on tbo Erto Hallway at ilornellsvnle. The husband, wbo is uot altogether anno, Had all the money In his poises non, and weul to look alter iho baggage It was he twooo six and seven o'clock iu the evening and quite dark. When Iho train str.ried for New ' York Mrs. Coilnul aud her littlo brood of 'children Were comfortably soatod'lu tho couch and Mlgnor Dominico was nowhere to bo lotind. No tidings have since lieen received iroin turn, and bis lamily arrived in tho city penniless. Mr*, cosiooi is distracted with grlel and fear* that her husband has been murdered, ho having a Urge u a of money in Ins possession. lbo railway nltlctais tbink that Cos loot mistook tho train and wa* carried Weal, tl IB romowtisl singular tmil il such was indeed tbe ca*e no Ictcgram 1mr been rc-ivod Irom him at the terminus of tho road to Jersey City. ELIJAH ALLIULK IN JAIL. Elijtb Alligor, having lailed lo procure the 9*3 000 hail In accordance with tho urder ol tho Court, was ycatorday placed in l.udlow strovt Jail by Ihe .Sborifl. A VICTIM IDENTIFIED. The woman killed nl Grand and Atlantic avenues, Brooklyn, by a train on tbo Long Island Kailroad, on Monday, waa last night identified at the Brooklyn Morgue as Emma Hainan, No. :e)s Atlantic aveimo. Mho lived alone on tho second floor. Her residence was not more than three bunurou icot from tbo place where sbo was killed. THE PRESIDENT'S SUPPORT. (From tbo St. Louis Republican, Pee. lo ] rossibly things insv change beronlttr, but as tbey stand n<>w, Mr. Hayes, only nine months after hit Inauguration. Is forced lo look for his Irisnds among his political enemtas. His administration would col lapse at once out lor tbo democratic support which e strango combinutiou ol circumstances bos given it. "IF HO BE." [From tba Cleveland HP>lo) Leader, Dec. 11.1 A* eu abstract question wars area mtslortune sn<1 aerim* against humanity, but if Mexico insists upou a little till with the American eagle we are among tbe very many good anions who wiltendeaior to bear With patience our share of the responsibility. e A WARNING. [From tho Bo' ton Herald, Dec. IV ] Tbe prrsant may lie iho Is* opportunity to prater tbe currency ol lbo United state* trout lite grasp ?! t destroyers.