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WASHINGTON, l>. C, TIIIRSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1873. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR. rrBLiSHEB D1ILT, Ei?cptc4, AT THE STAR H171LD1NGH, rcait*J!??*!* Affnie, Mr. UlU St. WW ni WHIM HAI OTfflFB CIIP1JT, m. H. rrf't. * TBI SVltSISl. ST AH I. ?rev?l b? earr1*r? to tk.tr ntcnUn ?t Tajl'ssr* F.ibti ?otsa Cysts rsa *o*th C pies at tb<> eo^.:t?r < Two Ciit* neb. By mall?thr#? noaUM* 81-30; ?1* B>< fS (II; oo? yrtf, $5 THE WEEKLY t*IAR-TaMtshrt frtdar^flJO ? year Vlnv ari?i>ly in Mi?aTic?,inbota?o*i ?o ripr Mbl lorg*r ihmu p*<A for. f ?riTertlnln? hriiliM ?o appi.eati>n EVENING STAR Washington News and Gossip. Istirji al limn. - rhe receipts nromthis s??urre to-day w?*re *2~ \ * r4 74. Thpre ??* *aid to t>e a movement on foot to ?t;?t St uator Patterson. of S ?ith Carolina. Thk PkE^irn-JT h warm srpp.?RT ol Chi ? itv improvement* m\\\ ;kJii in urn to the value ?f property in U"a<hin?tn*].?/V ;,i. Pt'si. I'LifM.NAL.- (itr. W. H. If. Terrell. United States pemion ag nt at Indianapolis. and Geo. T. L. Clinfnan, C., and 1! ;n. ii. W. Hughe*, Vs., are at Wiilards. <i?N. er *a? considerably hotter t> Uit and rode o;n for an iiour. He -wrill pro bftblj go to Florida to recap*rate sooo a? he ? able to traul. riKiw'!f Kk< ??mikm??p.-The Attorney liei.era! ha? reroDBh-r.Jed the p irdon of Abel a North Carolina ka-kinx, now serving out a term of impri-ionni ?nt at Al'uny, N. Y. K aval OaniR-o ? onflered?Kn? gn J. S. .\b bo't to the Franklin. and Midshipman Downs I.. Wi.s? n to the Washington navy yard, Wash ington, I>. C. Thk i?em<m rati<- S?*ators hive an un derstanding with each other that no action shall l>etaken on the question ot back pay, leaving tfce settlement ot that matter to the republi KEPRESETfTATTVR J A MRS B. SE5EK, Ot' Vir ginia. has written a note to Speaker Blaine asking to be excused from starving on the Com mittee of Elections. His request will be ac ceded to. At least two bunlred ladies called during >lrs. Secretary Fish'* reception yesterday after noon. many of them being the wive* an J daugh ter* of senator* and member-* making their lirat call- of the season. A New York .forrival is said to hive offered ?5,800 for an ad vance copy of the President's Message. It is worthy of mention that not one ot President Grant's messages ha* been pub lished in advance ?*f its delivery to Congress. Ml.. Crarie* Lyjias, or th?> Treasury Foard of Examiners. has been designated to conduct the civil service examinations In Oin (UttlDer14 Sf' Loai*' 'n tho l'Uce of the chiei Thk !!<tsi Committee om Elcctiom* m?' this mtnin; hit In the absence or a quorum ttaoMcUd no business. A meeting will be hel<l J* icotrow. when the < onfested case of the >tli It. iana dstilct, Shanks vs. Self, will be con Marred. A ntt. hos been prepand and will be pre vented in the House at the first ?i?por?nnity by J." ; n tentative vm4ll, ot N. 11., to restore the f. uhk vg |>rivileg* ?a?t allow new0p^|terii to be ?? rt it I he mail* in the county where .hjv are Jul. ,-lu.l. I>r.. sv kf?. of A!.ii :tra-?,li?sarrived in W i'h ir.gtcn for the | nr|">.e of eontentln); the seat of Senator Spencer , of Alabama. I>r. Sykej- claims to have s?eh evidence a? will deprive Senatjr Spen. er ol his reat. but doe. not look lorw tr i to ge'tmg it himself. Tn? .farascfts Mi.?s:...v _'iav. X>ve?. the defeated repnbli an candidate for governor o: < >uio. I? *aid o lw aeekiag the p >-iti. n ol inin s ter to .FapVi in . im1 of tVe rejection bytheS**n a e ot the yion, nation of r\-Ke|,rc.t*':ti'ir<' B.T.gham for th>t place B. l\u VoirNTEBRs r a a Crisa* War.-The Secretary of War continues to receive letter* and telegrams from orlicjrsi of bith armies in the late rebellion teudering th^ir services in cawt i any "onpleasantneao" with Spain 41 *u>:h couimunicaUotu are tile J for future refer emce. V< : X T Br F BIT Efts SBNTKSCBtV?Col. Robert 31. I?ongl?ss, V. S. marshal for western North Carolina, cow la this city, report* the convic. tion of seven of the persons whom he recently arrested for mtiiiterfeitiiijt. Five were sen t?ticed to ?l.mni tine and two years* imprison, mer.t; ocf to one year's imprisonment, and one (a woman i to six months' impriaonmdnt. Wb arb arTHOEi '.*d to contradict the state ment ma le in the Emh>-i journal of this city, ?lid in other papers, that General John A. Lo gan had lo-f his whole fortui.e by reason of ihe failure of the Texas PaciUc con.-trurtion com | any. lie was never In any manner connected with this company, and has hwt nothing b its embarrassment Ct?>i ,o /? Vr. Buim'i Srm H.-Hr. Blaine was es corted to the chair. His speech was ore of the rote worthy events of the day?clear, genial r.nl with a broa.! patriotic ring that made a good p. at tor m rroro which to bound lightly into the Presidential race. The impression on the I'r ^i oent ma' ers in front was evident'y good L> 'jijrilit J' un.a ? > iaI. Chief Esi.ihkbr .Jambs w. Kian, late chief of the Itureaa of Steam Engineering in the Navy department, has been ordered to duty as a sp- rial inspector of all i!ia':hinerv and tnan alaetar.s of machinery of all the navy yards of the I luted States. Engineer King has just re !,r* * d tr. m 1 uro;*. whither be we ^t in h'sof r. a. . ai-v-.tv to examine the navy yards ol umtrtut lortign countries. Thk I jtioh I BAorr *?p Slavep.v m Cru. (ier.eral Nf.iey. or fitUburg, Pennsvlvau a, litf-.lert ot the I nion I^ag , ? ?r America, h*s issued a call for a meet.ng ..f th it body in this ? .TiODk 1lt?'nTf8nt Important measures 2!i k! S?1 k t*lore the League, one of whi.-h Wih be the ."i.stion of the a'olition of slavery In Cuba w. honr a y ?,:? ..r> ei.ta ??..?rugate by vf ftlibniitering exi*;dition?. The MEMr.itRot the Cabinet who receives the n.o.-t callers just now Is Secretary Kobeson I very day nearly* score nf vi,.j?rs sre In wa't Ing t, S.e ? IL V >stth... v,-;ts hove refer ence to the possibility of a war w.tfi Hp n S.r, can- ?? eff.-r f r -ervl.-es and many ca. , p .n the Se-r-jtarv t. c0?.-.ilt h'in w!th re fa-d. Jt ? "*lTe"c V.-SC.J ili 1I47J Whis* llorss Visitors Senators Bore n n tif. ird Sarg? nt. and Kepres -n'atlves Stai'ard, Parker, Havens. Hy1:?, Hasleton, Howe. M .rtln PI dt. l'.e'ck, Alex lli M'vens. Maynard. and Lawrence, saw th^ Prr- 'ftto-i.v ??n acceont of Mr. Stephen.' mfl- mity the Pn s|,|. f,t P?,?. ,j H!.? . ,, ? In ihe reception loom on 'he tirst Aoor. The rrn-e-e ce wl.ieh was of a very frieindlv cfca'acttr, lasted abont fifteen minutes. P tlomati?- incinroiDijc, s^nt to Con gress vesterdav sets forth that the Chine* gov errmeut exi.ress their satisfaction at the man ?b" "n'ed 'i^a^ " '?"--? n' "o 'Vr? have been treated, and an iiot 7'" !>e ?ent- The German gov *" Blent is going to enforce stringent regulation* and" may efen pn, bibit them altogether. The goverviment of Saxony has ordered their exp.l?10n. Remon r.ranees have been m?ie to ihe governm ntor the HawsMan Islands upon the subject of the slavery''*'1'' u but auouier name for NomsATtoKs bv thk President The President sent the following nominations to the Senate to lav : Neb^Va" *er' r*s'ster 1wk1 of5,'?. I-tacoln, ?John M Moore. Salt l ake City; ? R.^"hT.?r,h' ?"<'*>"? Michlfsn; .loaeph sjss:ttsr.gsii"-? *? ?? navT'I.rJr?r inmber of promotions in the rxHS ^^srsrsi v. j.ner. ch,W or^UrV^t^n^ce"Um <ie^*-?''* ""-L U' I'roT^e for the re Senate vJl,L it ?f.KV' i'.Srodu?Kl in the the Treasury io'lasuV^Te ^8eer,;Ur' of said bond. J, ...uaVsU"?^ toT anT of esnt. bonds of 'the fu^d 'w.?5 July 14.1T0 atM. th "?*J?' '*? "Oder act or "ary jo. K,: and 2?2tof J.an turn or the I'nited State. J 11 .be th< lat?D bsadi of said loan of m KIX}ihe coupon 1 lie Sniatr Nlamllof Ciimmlllrn, '1 he following is the list of a mmittees of the Senate of the 1'nited States agreed upon to- \ d?y tj that ho<ly. ? TASD1JIO COMMITTEES. Or, J'rnt 'tjff an I Kltchon*?Messrs. Morton, . i ct>:i<rm*n. j ?-,arpenter, l.o,:*n, Aftorn, An- 1 theny. Sumner, Mitchell, Hamilton of Md., Saulebnry "a h-ipn K'lations ? Me?r?. Cameron, (Chairman,) Morton, Hamlin. Howe, Frelitig i.ntsen, Conk ling, Scliurz, Stockton, MoOwtrv ? n Sherman, (chairman.) Morrill of Vt., Scott, Wright, Ferry of Mich., Kenton, Bayard. tin .1//?rfi/iriationi?Messrs Morrill of Me., (chairman.) Sprague, Windom. West, Amen, Sargent, Allison. Stevenson, Davis. > . f'l.nu-K rrr -Messrs. Chandler, (thalrran.) Spencer. Conking, Buckingham, Boutwell, (iurtlun, Dennis. i>u Manuiac'urtt?Messrs. Robertson, (chair man. i Spragne, Gilbert, Fenton, Stockton. <ti .I'/ri-uMurt? Xrwi. Krelingliuv-en.(ch.iir man.) Robertson, Lew i*. Dennis, GorJiin. tm Military Affairs?Messrs. Logan, (elialr m:.n,) Cameron, Spencer, Clayton, Wadleigh. Kelly. Kansoiu. i n .Xo nl Atynirs?Mamr*. Cragin, (chiir n::tn,) Anthony, Morrill of Me., Sargent, Con over, Stockton. Norwood. ? in thr ./ndicicry?Messrs. Edmunds, (ehair nian.) Cn.kling, Carpenter, Frelingliuysen, Wright, Thuiman, Stevenson. on l'ost Of its and Pott Roads?Messrs. lUm se\, (chairman,) Hamiin. Ferry of Mi -h., Flan agan. Dorsey. Jones, Saulsbury, Merrimon, ilamilton of Md. On Public Landj?Messrs. Spraztie. (chair man.) Windom, Stewart, Pratt.Oglesby, Wad leigh. Boutwell, Kelly. Tipton. On tartrate Claim*?"Messrs. Thurman. (chair man,) Ferry, Conn., Bava;d, Fenton, Bogy. on In-lian Affairs? Messrs. Buckingham, i chairman,) Allison, < iglesliy, Morrill of Me., Ingalls, Bogv, M cCreery. on Prnsions?Messrs. Pratt, (chairman,) Ferrv of Conn., Oglesby. IngalU, Patterson, Hamilton of Texas, Norwood. on Avrolutionary Claims.?Messrs. Brownlow. chairman.) Gilbert, Conover, Johnston, Goldthwaite. </n Clai-ns? Messrs Scott, (chairman.) Pratt, Boreman, Wright, Mitchell, Boatwell, Davis, Merrimon, Golathwaite. on the District of Columbia?Messrs. Lewis, chairman,) Spencer, Hitchcock, Bobtrtoon, Jones, Dorsev, Johnson. On PaUi.H? Messrs. Ferrv of Conn., (chair man,) Windom, Wadleigh, Hamilton of Md., Johnston. on Pul.'ic Puildimj* and Crounds?Messrs. Morrill ot Vt.. (chairman,) Gilbert, Camcrou, Stockton. < ?per. <?rT rri.'<? i>?? Messrs. Boremati, (chairman,) H'tchcock, Cragin, Clayton, Patterson, Cooper, McCreerv o,i Railroad*?Messrs. Stewart, (chairman.) Scott, West. Ramsey. Hitchcock, Cragin, llcwe. Frelirghuysen, Hamilton of Tea., Ran som, Kelly. On Mints and Wi'm' .7-Messrs. Hamlin, (chair man,) Chandler, Sargent, Crozier, Tipton, Goldthwaite. Im th' Ktrisionnf Mt Cisof thr I'nite4Stair*? Messrs. Conkliiig (chairman), Carpenter, Stew art, Alcorn, Kansom. on fi'wuion am Labor?Messrs. Flanaaau (chairmani. Patterson, Ingalls, Sumnsr, Mor ton. Bogv. Gordon. To Audit and ' did thr Con'ingrn' Fr/#nstt of rh. Srnatr?Messrs. Carpenter (chairman), .'ones. Dennis. ? / 1 intinq?Messrs. Anthony (chairman), Howe. Saulsbury. < t>,' /.i rjry?Messrs. Howe (chairman), Allison. Edmunds. ' n tmrross' l I:ills?Messrs. Bayard (chair man). Lewis. Cooper. o? Enrolled Hills?Messrs. Ames (chairman). Clayton. On ? iril Srrriee and R'lrenrhmrnt?Mews Wright, (chairman,) Boutwell,Sherman, Ham lin, Howe, Hamilton of Md., McCreery. SBLKI T COMMITTEES. tin thr Rrrision tf thr l*ulrs?Messrs. Ferry Of Mich., (chairman.) Hamlin, Merriiuon. on th' Lrvtr.< of thr Miisissippi Hivtr?Messrs. Alcorn. Clayton, Schurz, Crozier, Cooper. On Trans initiation Kout'S to thr > a'l'iird? Messrs Windom, (chairman.) Sherman, <5onk ling. West, Conover, .Mitchell, Norwood, Davis, Johnson. The Senate was in executive session to-day about Bve minutes but took no action on any presidential nominations. Thk m mor which has gained currency that A. M. CUpp, Superintendent of Public Print, ing, has resigned, is positively denied; upon the authority ol that gentleman. Carci s To-day.?The republican memhjrs of tht Senate uj?on adjournment to-day went !Ytto cancus to nominate a candidate for chap Iain. It is also understood that a test would oe made as to the sense of choosing a new presi dent pro tempore in place of Mr. Carpenter. Hkmoval optiii Light-house Boari> ? On account of a lack ot room, the Secretary of the Trta.-miy ifsued an order yesterday directing the ren oval of the clerks and document* of the Light-house Board to the third and fourth tl >ors of the new K'publican building, corner of Penn sylvania avenue .and 1 (th street. As those floors are 1 ot ouite rea<lv tor occupancy, the romoval I will be delayed a few days. Cokttst Ov*u a Post OpricB A delega tion of six prominert citizens of Wilmington. Delaware, headed by Mr. Howard M. Jenkins, editor ot the Wilm.ngton Cumnwrcial, called upon the President to-day to ask for the ap pointment of Mr. Pile as po-tmarter of the city liantd, in place ot Mr. Lewis, resigned. Mr. Pile is at present deputy postmaster, and the delegation urged that his promotion would be In accordance with the civil service reform. Keprotentative Lotland, of Delaware, and Judge Fisher, of thiscltv.on behalf of a dele gation of ten gentlemen from Wilmington, also saw the Pres dent, but in behalf of Capt. f;?| '.jglier, a prominent political manager in Dela- I V are. The President did not indicate w hat his action would be. Tub REVEAL OF THK "SALARY ORAB" got iretty well started to-day In the House by the introduction of upwards of seventeen bills beir ;-g on that subjec . A resolution ottered by Mi. Hale was adopted to the effect that all bills introduced on the subject -hould be referred to a special committee to be appointed by the Speaker, which shall have power to report at anytime. Facb of the bills as were ottered in good faith tlx the pay of members at *.'>,OOo per anrtim. and actual expenses in going to and returning from a session of Congress. On tfce dem "raticside of th" House, Mr. Bock intro duced ? bill forbidding any appiopri it.on-to l>e I li :i le lor t!'e ho' -eh ! 1 exp ::..-es of the Exec 1 I' t vc L.a'v.0:1. and thus equalize so much as 11 rccrns the President. Another bill coming ficm that side provided for the entire repeal of th- law. so far as it provides to any public c.3 eer. Mr. KMridge provoked sjme merriment by the introductioii of a bill providing that trembers should pay their salary to their con stituents in constat ration for their votes. An other enthusiastic democrat proposed a bill pro viding that members should serve without sal ary or mileage. A postal telkoratu carriage is a device rec. inly introduced in Kngland tor teio|iorary communications. It is a moveable office, carry ing all necessary appliances, with working room for eight clerks, and half a mile of three wire, iron-sheathed cable is stowed away In the ? loot," to be paid oat and drawn In as occasion reqalres. It has been foand of use at agricul tural shows and races. < >ir? iscirin Lr.v atic at least seems to b?ve be!t. red him-elf. Three years ago Nathaniel B. McCurday, a Maine man, got out of the asy lum by dropping down the lightning rod. A few days ago he Informed his mother by letter that he was alive and well, and In the military serviee at All Pastia, who <loesn't,' we ?oppose, regard insanity as a military dlisintUllcation. Gcrvawt'r Qfarbbl with Staiw The controversy between the German and Spanish governments, regarding the German vessels seized In the Phllliplne Islands, continues to In crease ? the seriousness of ita aspect. The Germaia frigate Kaon Prim and the corvette Augusta, have been ordered to be prepared for active service at a moment s notice. A varri Aoi has been celebrated at Nagasaki between a Chinaman, a native of Singapore and a British subject, and a young Jananeoe girl. This Is said to be the first mixed marriage ceremony performed In Japan, and has received the express sanction of the Japanese govern ment . A revival of the religion at Richmond, InJ., Is marked by some pecaitaritiee. The eon verts take their jewelry from their person and give them to the cause of Christ; and one gentleman, being a K rights Templar, has presented hie regalia to the ehnrch and abandoned the order. AwniMor Lsdschowski replies to the de mand of the German government fbr his resig nation, refusing to comply, declaring he is re spons<b!9 only to the Pop*. Tluill<ntl?n ?r Nmalnr ( wrppnlor Th- New York Timet prints an elaborate vin dication ol Senator Carpenter, of Wisconsin, in regard to .the charge connecting hi is with a dis reputable transaction at Long Branch last suinner. Letters ol President Orant, Senator Spencer, and Mr. Farror, room clerk at th? Wist Kr.d Hotel, Long Branch, are given as evidence, and surtlcieiitiy establish the Senator's innocence. They are as follows : ? Execitive Mansion, > WaSHIKOTok, l>. C., October 20, 1*71 \ Dpah .1 i rxiK Much lias been said in the pub lic print* rela'ive to your colleague. Senator Carpenter, during his visit to Long Branch thi* last summer. One charge made against him I know to be nntrue. He spent an hour or unr" ?ith me during the evening of hisstty, an l I can answer as to his being at the time strictly sober, giving no evidence ?f having been drink Irg to mark its e.Tect at that time. The other ('l arger I know nothing about, and made no inquiry about, thinking Ihem impossible. Youis truly, U. S. Urast. Juthjt T. O. Hi nt. Dkcati r, At a., September 11, 1*73. My Dear.Senator 1 was at Long Branch the day alter you were there last summer, or, at all events, the day the first telegram appeared in the New York Tribune concerning your visit bt re. I went to the West End Hotel, and was told by the clerk that there was not a vacant room in tlie bouse, and had not been for several days; that they had been compelled to refuse ?:anv persons. I .-aw the Tribune correspondent (Mr. Hams deli) a few moments afterward, and. referring to the telegram in the Tribune. I asked him what it meant, and whether there wa9 any truth in it. He admitted to me that there was no truth whatever in what would be implied in the telegram. X afterwards talked with the room clerk upon the same subject, an,I he told me you were refused a room only because every one in the house was occupied. I am, very sincerely, yours, (iKll. K. S"BWCKR. Ihn. Mult. Carj,enter. Milwaukee, lli'i. Wii.larii's Hotel, )' Washikutox, Oct.2), lt*73. \ Hon. T O. Iloiee Dear Sir: In regard to the charges against Senator Carpenter at Long Branch, the facts are simply these: Mr. Carpenter came with sevfral others, and there wan not a vacant room in the bouse. I told him so, and gave him a note of introduction to the Ocean House. If the President hail called at the same time for a room I should have to!d| him the same thing. Mr. Carpenter was neither intoxicated, nor guilty oi any improprieties whatever. Georije H. Farrvr, ltoom Clerk West Lud Hotel. The Timer says editorially: '? The true tacts have been known to us for some time. The husband of the lady, who, for v. ry natural reasons, desires not to bring hi wite's name before the public, and therefore does l ot wi>h to publish anything under his own signature, some time since called on us and Informed us that the charge was utterly false, and requested us, in case the slander was kept up, to publish a statement of the facts.'' The Philadelphia I'rett, referring to the matter, gays: "Of the lady, we can freely state that we have known her lather, mother, brothers, and sisters lor many years, and wo have never met a more irreproachable woman than herself, or a more respectable family than that whose r.ame she bore before her marriage. For her sake and theirs we have deplored the publicity that has been given to the charge agiinst a public man who has done so much honor to our public councils as Senator Carpenter." The Washington correspondent of the Haiti more American has the following to-day: "It wa> rumored yesterday that Senator Car penter would take the tirst oppmtunity to make a peisonal explanation in the Sei:at*; with re gaul to the charges affecting his character, and which appeared originally in the New York Tri bune. last summer. That he has already ttken steps to vindicate himself the editorial of the New Yolk Timet of yesterday shows. This edi torial, with the letterd embodied in it, were vety generally discussed last evening, and have been the leading topic of conversation to-dav. While those who know Mr. Kamsdell discredit the statement reflecting on ins integrity, it is thought Mr. Carpenter Stands acquitted of the -erlous charge made again-t him. It is a fact that Senator Carpenter wa< registered at the West End Ho'el, l-ong Branch,und-rthe name of llenry Carjicnter, but this is explained by Mr. f'arfar, the room clcrk, now at Willard's Hotel, as follows:?When Senator Carpenter arrived at the West End Hotel he asked the clerk (Mr. Farrar ' to register his name as Hen ry Carpenter; and, on being asked why be wanted this done, lie explained that he had come to see the President, and if he was kuown to be there, and on such an errand, be would not even get time to sleep, he would be so over run with visitors. The clerk then registered the name as requested, but on looking at his list afterward found he hail not a vacant room, ami so Mr. Carpenter hail to go elsewhere. Mr' llamtdell left here for New ^ ork last evening.' New York I>ry Goods Markbt During the past week there was a marked and contin uous improvement in the general condition of the trade; yet the aggregate distribution of gools lor that period was materially lessened by the recurrence of the annual Thanksgiving holiday, and unfavorable weather towards the close of the week. Transactions with the agen's were spasmodic. No sooner was a line of goods ?no matter how large?ottered at prices which were considered advantageous by the trade, than an instant clearance was effected to the be-t buyers in the market. This was the case with various lines of bleached and brown cot tons, also woollens, which were seized with avid it v the moment bottom prices were touched. On the other hand, agent- who showed a dis inclination to meet the market fjund themselves a nullity. The dry goods imitations at this port con tinue to decrease as compared with the two pre ceding years. Values of even the most staple productions have continued unsettled, and show a great shrinkage when compared with the opening prices of the season and the cost of im portation; but holders appear desirous to close out their accumulations at the best attainable ratrs, and are not backward in meeting the views #>f their customers us to price -V. Y. Hal le tin, 3d. SALVADOU CBFKEBO*?Sk-etrh nf 11,e fT(m resident uf ?V'.<i?Senor Salvador Oesneros, the new r.rfPtUent of Cuba, was born at Puerto Pijfncipe in 1*20, and is now in his forty-four vt&r. His father was Marquis of Santa Lucia, and a member of one of the oldest and best families in the island. He was pos sessed of immense estates, all of which have been connvcated. He is said to be a man of great intelligence, of amiable disposition, but of ii.flexible determination and steadiness of purpose, and possesses in a remarkable degree the good w ill and support of the whole body ol Cubans. lie has tor the last six years been president of the C'ban Congress, and as such succeeds to Cespedts. He was wounded in the right arm the second year of the war. IlniccTtn* of Waoes Attn Prospective Strik*?In consequence of orders from this city reducing the wages of the employes at the government granite works, near lticbmond, Va., there was almost a general suspension of work yesterday afternoon. First-class cutters are reduced irom 9-4.50 to HJ.50; secoud-cliss, t-i.'jS to $3 23; third-class, W to JCI. The wages of other cotters, helpers, blacksmiths, Ac., were also reduced, but not In so great propor tion. The cutters held a meeting last night to consider the subject. Tbe proceedings were secret, but it transpired that among other things a committee was appointed to prepare a protest against the reduction, and if necessary to come to Washington to urge it. Work, how ever, was resumed to- l?y, and will be con tinned until tbe committee reports, when tlnal action will be taken. A Hard HeartedHisbawd Are women to be cut oil from all that can make life tolerable? There Is a hard-hearted man named Soolvllle, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, who seeks to be di vorced from the wife of his bosom because she has gone into training for a walking match! How does be know that after training sue might not bare walked away from him of bar own motion, and thus saved him the expenses of a salt ? Rntv otijci to beasts has Its drawbacks. Six times bare attempts been made to take the life of W. L. Parhee,of Newark, Wayne county, because he Is the agent of the American Society tor the Prevention of Crnelty to Animals. On a recent occasion he complained of a canal driver for crnellv treating his horse, and a day or two alter the canal driver tired at him, bat fortu nately did not succeed in his murderous at tempt. Child Smothered at a Weddixo.?At a wedding In Appomattox county, Va., on Wed nesday night, an Infant child of Mrs. William Carter was laid on a bed to sleep. Onests came In, and not noticing the sleeping infant, threw their shawls, muflk, bonnets, etc., on the bed. When its mother went to the bod for ber child, It was found dead, having been smothered by the wrappings thrown on It FORTY THIRD CONGRESS ? Thursday, December 4,1373. SENATE Mr. S'even?on introduced bill to rt move all political disabilities. Mr. Sumner presented a petition, to which was attained lO.COii signatures of colored citi zen?. asking for th* passage of his supplcuK'nt arv civil rights bill. Mr B<.rrn.an introduced bill to complete the water hlghwavs from the James r;ver to the month of the Kanawha. Mr. Davis ofl'i red resolution requeuing the Secretary ol War to tra'ismit to the Senata all the information in hi# powewion relative to the government iiro|artyat Harper'sKerry, Includ ing the sale luereof." Adopted. Sir. Sherman railed up his bill to provide for a redemption of the twenty million loan ol lh~*8. and sent to the desk to be read the recom mendation In the report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the subject. Mr. S. said there could be no objection to this bill, and it was parsed. Mr. Hamilton (Md.) presented resolution" in favor of specie payment and against inflation, adopt) d by tlie Hoard ot Trade of Baltimore; which were read and laid on the table Mr. Ingalls introduced bill to construct a public building at Topeka. Kansas. Mr. Logan Introduced bill to aid in the execu tion of the laws in the territory of I'tali. MR. FERRY ON FINANCE. Mr. Ferry (Mich.) called up his resolution in reference to the finances, and proceeded to ar gue in I avor of an immediate i--ue of the forty four million reserve, to be used in the purchase of bonds. Also, the substitution of legal ten ders for national bank notes, and for a maxi mum circulation of ?sa'UVKiO.Oob. Also, for the issue of a 3-65 convertible bond. Mr. Anthony moved that the Senate proceed to the election of the standing committees. Agreed to. Mr. Anthony then submitted a motion that the,.'!4th rule lie amended by adding a new com mittee after that of Kducatlon and Labor, to be known as the Committee on Civil .Service and Retrenchment. Also, a motion that two mem hers be added to the Committees on Foreign Relations, Claims, ard on Education and Labor. Both motions were adopted. Mr. Anthony then submitted the list of stand ing committees, which was adopted, and is printed elsewhere in The Star. On motion of Mr. Morton, the credentials of Messrs. Pinchhack and McMillan, contestants as Senator from the state of Louisiana, were referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections. Also, on motion of Mr. Morton, so much of the President's message as relates to amend ments to the constitution, was referred to the same committee. All bills and resolutions heretofore intro duced were referred to the appropriate comm.t te<s, excepting sundry bills introduced by Mr. Sumner, which he wished to explain before reference. The Senate then, after an executive session, adjourned until Monday. HOISK OF REPRESENTATIVES ? Mr. Male (Maine) offered a resolution authorizing the a| peintmcnt ot a committee to have spe cial charge of all bills in relation to the repeal of the salary bill, and to report at the earliest day practicable. A large number of bills on the subject were introduced by different members, among whom were Messrs. Hale, Poland, I)e Witt, Wells, Kurchard, Townsend, Morey, and Parsons. While these bills were being introduced Mr. Butler (Mass.) enquired if it would beinorderto take a recess to allow other members an oppor tunity to prepare bills on tne subject. [Laugh ter.] Mr. Co^ (N. V.) urged immediate action upon the question. He thought ilie House sufficient ly understood it now. "Mr. Xegley (Pa.) remarked that the gentle man (Mr. Cox) had taken all summer to con sider whether or not he would return his back pay, and he should now allow members at least a few moments to consider the matter. Mr. Cox That is not true. Mr. Negley ^aid if the gentleman had ad dressed him in the language ot a gentlemau he would have replied, but he thought it beneath his dlgr.ity no^ to do so. Mr. Co* taid that if the g -ntleman had gone to the Treasury department he would have as certained that "he had not taken all summer to return his pay. Mr. Randall (Pa.) inquired whether the specia. committee just authorized had also power to inquire in relation to the return of pay which members had already received. Ha said that Mr. Hale, of Maine, was the author of the clause in the appropriation bill which author ized member1- to draw pay since the Ith ot last March, and should therefore be familiar with the question. Mr. Halo said lie supposed the commit'.ee would be authorized to inquire into all matters affecting the salary. The point was here raised as to tne authoi ity ot the committee to report at any time. The Speaker said that unless such authority was given it might be weeks before the committee could re|>ort, as it would bo placed on the list af'er the regular committees. Questions having been raised by Messrs. F. Hoar and Stephens, it was dcclded that the House was under the rules of the preceding House, and that it would be governed under these rules until they are changed by order of the House. A large number of other bills on the subject were then introduced and referred. Mr. Beck (Ky.) lntrodnced one to prohibit appropriations for the household of the Presi dent of the United States, in order to equalize the pay of officials. Mr. V.ldridge (Wis.) offered a bill to provide for the payment by members of Congress to their constituents, of the money received for salaries, as payment for fheir votes. Tlie states were then called for bills for ref erence, and a large number were introduced. The SpitAara Trust Bond At Providence a sudden movement was made Tuesday morn ing in the matter of the Hprague trust mortgage. The trustees named bv the creditors were to give their final answer "on that dav.but early in the morning the mortgage deed was do |io?ited for record in the several towns of the state where the property lies. The naiu?of the creditors'trustees have been strlckon out, and that of /.achariah Chaffer, of Providence, sub stituted. The document otherwise is identical with that signed bv the Spragne family last Friday. It is understood that this action was taken without the concurrence of the creditors' committee. Attempted Octkaui IN VlRHINIA?On Friday of last week a colored man named Matt Craig was committed to jail at Salem. Roan oke county, Va., chargid with an attempted outrage on a young white girl named Mary E. Light, employed by Mr. James Lee, of Koan okc county. "Attention was drawn to the at tempt by the screams of the girl, who states that the colored man violently a.v?aulted her with the ptir|iosc indicated, she is about six teen years of age, stoatlv built, and of prepos sessing appearance, and of most excellent cha. racter. The negro is about 21 years old. stout, ignorant, and is as homely as he is black? Salem ltryutrr. Will mot Submit to Umccrioa?The sn Crinteudent of the rolling mill at Cumberland, d., Tbcs. Yenners, esq., has notified the pud dlers that those who did not Intend to accept work at tbe reduced rates should call at his office at once, and tbey would receive the sev eral amounts yet dne them. In answer to this notification the pnddlers Immediately waited npon Mr. Yenners In a body and received their pay, thus signifying their determination to stick to their demand for old prices, and accept their discharges rather than submit to the proposed reduction?Cumberland Timet. Still Anothbb Pbizb Rinu Fizzlb.?1The prize tight between Coyne and Rooke, wbloh was to have taken plaoe near Wilkesbarre, Pa., did not come oft'. Tbe ring was pitched, bat Coyne would not agree to anything. At last Barney Campbell,of Wilkesbarre. with a gang, entered tbe ring with drawn and cocked pis tols, and drove Rooke and his seconds oat of the Held. Rooke was in splendid condition, and *ery anxious to tight, while Coyne was not. A Bloody Bordbr Fobat On the night of tbe 1st instant a band of Indians and Moxicans attacked Gray's and Grover's ranches, situated about seventy miles from Corpus Ohristi, Texas, on the Rio Grande, and killed seven persons and carried oft' Gray's son. When the oourier left the fighting was still going on. The scene of the bloody afltay Is within fifteen miles of San Diego, and near ranches containing several hundred people, having no arm*, however. In Dbath they Wbkk hot Dividbd The man who jumped from the bridge in Milwau kee into the river on Tuesday night proved to be George W. Peckham, an okl and esteemed, bnt retired lawyer of that city, and a brother of Judge Peckham, of Albany, who was lost on the Vllle du Havre. Mr. Peckham was about 80 vears of age, and it is thought that the death of hJs brother produced temporary insan.ty and caused his sad death. Taa Texas Elbctiok?Ten cities and sta tions in Texas, including Austin, Galveston, Houston, Jeffltrson, ard Indianola, give a net democratic majority of two thousand. Tbe election was quiet. TELEGRAMS JO THE STAR rhil jtrtemoon,? DlapatcKet ? A.B?ociatcd Pron* Report*. THE SITHTIO* 11 CIBI. KES8.ITIOX firOHIM KKXlKi*. All Quiet in Havana and Along the Coast. ANOTHER NI.M!ttTIO!? HTOKV. Tin- Vlrttliilnn Tlrlims Avenveit Two Htimlrol HiMinloh rrlninrroKtiul by I lie Patriot*. Kiw York. Pec. 4?A dispatch from Phila delphia says that the oftioersof the Phlladel pliia ami Southern Mail steamship Company there state that the assertions published and credited to Captain L. P. Barrett, of the Yaiao, to the effect that the Virginias had been fitted out as a man-of-war, and that great alarm is felt at Havana by American citizens, are en tirely false. A telegram from Captain Barrett fays that everything was <iuiet on the Cuban coast when the Yazoo left. R>PORTED SHOOTING OF TWO HUNDRED SPAN ISH PRISONERS. The Sim says that a private letter has been received in this city showing that the Cubans have partly avenged the murder of the patriot' taken on board the Virginias. On .he evening of the execution Maxinla Yomez attacked and captured a number ol Spanish fortified camp* in the vicinity of Santiago. He mada over two hundred prisoners, and. marching them close up to Santiago, shot them in full view of the Spanish fortifications, and then sent word t>> Hurriel to come out and bury them. Burriel left immediately for Hai ana. MEN FOR THK PAWNEE. Niw York, December 4?A Key West dis patch says a draft of sixty-two men has been received on the Pawnee from Sew Orleans. TBI crnalts COMING TO THK! R SENSES. Admiral Scott ha* been informed from San tiago that the commandant of the volunteers has promised to us.; no 1 uriher violence towards Cuban prisoners without informing Commander Braine, of the Juniata. Foreign Xnlea. THE LOJi DOH TAPER* ON THE 1'RESIDNT'S naaAfli. I.osdon, Pecember f.?The I .ondon afternoon journals praise the message of President (Jrant TROOPS FOR THE BOLD COAST. The 4'Jd regiment of infantry, Itoyal High landers, and a portion of the Ti'th regiment Cameron Highlanders, have sailed for the gold coast to reinforce the troops under Sir Uarnet W alselcy. THE SPANISH MISSION TO WASItlSGTON OKKBRED TO FK.l'ERAg. Madrid, Oecember 4?It is reported that flit Spanish mission at Washington has beet, ottered to Figueras. THE BOMBARDMKltT OF CARTAGENA by the republican batterios continues incessant ly. Four hundred houses in the eity have been destroyed. At the request of (ieneral Caballas. commander of the government forces, the foreign fleets have withdrawn from the harbor. Kew 1'orU Xnlew. OLIVER AMES SUC< EEDS OAKES AMES. New York. December 4.?Oliver Ames was yesterdav elected trustee of the 1'nion Pacific railway, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Oakes Ames. rearrested. John Van Orden, cashier of the Stuyvesant bank, has been rearrested on the surrender ot his bail, and is now in the Ludlow street jail. another nov murder. Wrn. Scott, ageil 17 years, a son of the bridge tender at Hackensack river, near New Durham. New Jersey, was shot dead on Tuesdav night by ?lporge Allen, a companion. At the time of the shooting the yonths were just stepping out of the bridge tender's house to settle a dispute. | THE GOVERNING COMMITTEE OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE h is bad a meeting to consider the propriety of furnishing lacilities for the sale in the exchange of new railroad stocks not on the list. Snon Storms In California. San Francisco, l*ccember 4.?The snow tall in the interior of the state is unprecedented -ince IfWil, and two inches of snow have fa'len n Vallt-jo, Modesto and Pelaluma, three inches in Sulsan.two inches in Stockton, Sacramento city ar.d Woodland. All the valley cities and towns, Mission hill and San liruno mountains, nthr this place, are white with snow. It has ralred steadilv in San Francisco, while snow fell in the adjacent coun ry. The snow will have a disastrous effect upon the vast herds of fatt!e In the toot hills, and tliere is some appre hension of a t!ood in Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys similar to those of ls61-'<>2. The Affluent lo theH'anhlnjclnn Train. I Trek row, X. J., December 1.?I.ast night the ft o'clock train on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad between Washington and New York w.is delayed twelve hoars by a freight train oil the irack nine miles from Haltimore. Ten freight cars were smashed. No person I wa> hurt. Fifty thousand dollars worth o' I projierfy was destroyed. Six through trains were delayed ten hours. Hundreds of people waited all night tor the trains, which did not come. There na.s great iud;gnation among the traveling public. Terrible Dim?ler. FALL OK A BUILDING?A NUMBER OF PERSDKS KILLED. Patkrbon. N. J., December 4.?Sheer s four story frame building, in Passaic City, fell this morning, burvim a number of workmen and pa- sers-Vy under the ruins. Three persons have been already brought out dead, among them City Councilman Ueorge M. ivcan and Mr. Bark lay. It is not known how mauy more are kiiivl. Fire. Cincinnati, December!?Stewart, Cook Jf Co.'s dry pc.Ou-tore and several other buildings at Mansfield, Ohio, were burnedTuebday night. Loss ?50,000. The Agreement with Spain. THE VIRG1NIUS To BE SU liREN LiEUED AT HAVA2TA. It has been determined that the Virginias shall be delivered to the Tinted States navy at Havana. The day iii?n which the ceremony will take place la not yet known. The naval vessels preparing for sea will rendezvous at Key West, and proceed from there to Havana. It 1>as been supposed the Virglnlus would be delivered at one of our own j>orts. but the pro toco! left the time, place, and ceremonies to be agreed tijion bv Secretary Klsh and Admiral Polo, who have'designated Havana tho p:>rt This is a concession on our part, and is under stood to have been made at the earnest request ol the Madrid go* eminent,who I cured that any attempt to lake the Virginias from llavatn. t ? be delivered at an American port.would lead to overt acts <>n the part of the Spaniards iiCuba, which would involve the two countries in war; while the preacnceot'an American naval force. It is thought, would Intimidate them. In cue ot a refusal to deliver up the Virginias, it will be the duty of Congress to authorize the Presi dent to taae her by force. There are now three United States vessels at Santiago?the Juniata, Kansas, .md Wyoming. It Is understood that Commander 1>. L. Braine,or the Juniata, the ranking officer, is authorized to receive the Virginias' prisoners from the officials at Santi ago, and that when they are delivered to him hewlll proceed with them to a United States port. TB* SOBER SECOND THOUGHT IH H AV AY A. The excitement among the citizens In Havana Is disappearing, and tranquility is re turning. TIM National Integrity Club, com posed of a number of principal members of the volunteer force, baa Issued a manifesto, ad vising obedience to the authorities, and ex pressing confidence in the acts of Captain Gen eral Jouvellar. The Cardenas Casino calls the demands of the American government op probrious. and says that every Spaniard hearing them calmly degrades himself. The newspaper discussion of the situation is more moderate and reasonable in tone The people are advised to wait events calmly. The crisis Is generally considered to be past. PROTEST FROM NEW VORK SPANIARDS. A number of Spaniards met in New York yesterday, in answer to a call which had been freely circulated, to protest against the proto col entered into by Secretary Fish and Admiral Polo In regard to the Virginias affair. J. Fer ror de Canto presided, and denounced Admiral Polo's action, and said that his views would be endorsed by every leading Spaniard otlthls side of the Atlantic. He had received letters to this effect lrom Spanish residents of other cities. Other speakers followed, contending that the United States bad no right to interfere with the execution of the Virglnlus prisoners, and argu ing that, according to the treaty previously ex isting between tie two governments, the pris oners could not claim protection of the Ameri can flag, as the act or carrying arms against a nation with which the I nited States wae at peace forfeited their citizenship. Tho meeting ? treed to issue an address to tho dtisens or Spain, setting forth that the Spanish residents ssssk sariAirs xsfftsx government M HOI-* I KON Til K CAPITAL. Fla* Honw*. Old and >rn. t?r W ?.h Tlse Hnllb ?( Our OINrlal l?mllln. (C?r. -V. T. r.'rvt/Aic.l If occurred to iw the other dsy to call upon <ome ?t oar architect# all of wbnm are busily employed putting up elegant residences ToV Senators and Official#.', in order to cosie to some understanding of the average public man's fortuiif mul his interest and investment in the Federal city. We tare here half a dozen g?od architect*. | I each with a pronoanced sttle. Fraser, ot Phil j adelpbia, who built the I'nion I.."ag ie Villa there, lias sett ltd iu Wa-bington, an t l? now t utting up the residence of tlie Hn;i,.h Leg* Hon and tuany o.'tier stylish homes. tub new not *? or th* kritish i.RnATtOx *ill be the largest private edifice In Washing ton, built of )>rick laid in bla'k mortar, and j with stone ti nimingv The British gerern ! nient is more desirous of having a large estab lishment tliati one either costly, substantial, or | onuntntal. 1 fiey will spend f rom ?lm ??i to 1 ei.v.oon, inc'uding the cost ol tlieir lot, which is three-quarters of an acre. The house it*cli will be II'. by lft! teet. extreme grand dimen sions. with plentiful bars. verandas. and a roch'rt in front The building will be three stories and a basement in elevation, the basement ten feet in the clear, an<l the upper | (dory in the mansard roof. The British arm< | will lie placed oyer the main portal. The lower floor comprises a vestibule and large open stair way within, which will also be a ? aiting rooui < >n the right will be the library, secretaries' offices, audience rooms, and dining s tloon. To the left of the entrance He the much larger apartments Tor receptions. Ac . comprising flrst a parlor, then a ?i'?n. and finally a noble draw ing room, looking out on a piaaia. lied chain bers are in the Kngliah stvle. with provision for I royal or noble guests wlio may occasionally i visit the city. Cedar Is used plentifully for the wardrol.es and linen closets. The whole con cern will be complete and occupied bv the Mm- I utter next November. The basement walls are nearly up at the present time. THE WORTH AIRMAN I.BOATIOB owns two hou-es here marketable at the pres ent tinio for about ?? .mm. The minister is a bachelor, ard thereloie not solcitou- for a larger establishment. but it is expected that Germany, France, and liussia will all bald j here, as members of their households hare been making inquiries ot the real estate agents to that effect. ?Just in the rear of the new British I."gallon is the celebrated FAOODA OF ?RATOt STEWART, I ot Nevada, which he will occupy in a short time. I It will cost, with the ground, af>out ml, the house standing the proprietor in *65,000. The bold av-umption and novel style of this resi dence have subjected it to much criticism, but there is nothing to complain of in its propor- I lions or elegance; and w hile, as the llrst inno- I ration u|?on the old t'asliioued styles of stite rnen's residences, it excites surprise, there w,li I piobaldy be mere -tunning houses to succeed it I when we throw oft' our provincialism and allow biinian taste and variety to prevail even with public men. Mr. Stewart'- house is a very tail square building, three stories and a basement high, capped with a large lantern or cupola. I and fronted with a saucy tower somewhat like i castle-tower, with a conical steeple on the top ot the tower, lit with sharp dormer win lows. I while a great twisted piece of gilded metal, which is lightning-rod, vane, tUming sword. I and everything that is startling, burns at the I top of the wigwam. The main portal is at the I bottom of this tower, and is dignified with a ,<,r'? h'r-. There are bays and columnar porticoes attached ta the house; a large music- I rcctii is buttressed against the rear: an l the briek stable Is lticonveniently near the nostrils ot the tenants, andislUeir quite a prominent object thj: president of the United States, who has at pre-ent no other known property here than a house now occupied l?y-tudgi-MacArthur, annaunces his intention ot fixing .lis permanent residence in Washington ciiy. and be will buy and build here. He will be the first President sin, lohn Adams to take that interest in the capita! as a supetior place of pleasurable abode It was Gen."Grant's intention to settle In St. J.ouis on Ma retirement; but he has felt the contagion ot the social changes of Washington. Goiieru Washington bought pro|ierty here tn the be ginning in three different places, and built two I bou-e?, whose counterparts exist on Cap to1 Hill a? a hotel not yet rented, and owned bv Admiral Wilkes, who ha> ?_mu (Ml worth ot proj* rty here. The Adams esta-e formerly owned considerable property iu this city, aid all which had been held up to the present period turned out to be valuable. If we take up TliK trSTU ES AVI) irr<;ES of our courts we shall see what proportion of them feel confidence in Washington real estate Chief Justice Chase's country seat on the edge of the city is woith sfsO.OOO. -lodge Swavne has a fine residence on Franklin s-juare," worth ?no,000. .ludge Field owns one of the three houses which constituted the < ild Capitol Prison?where Calhoun died and Wirz was hanged?worth *^5,ntK); said to have been pre- 1 sented to him by his brothers. Judge Strong has recently purchased a house from ex-Mavor Berrif, north ?40,000. Judge Bradley ha< bought the old I>ouglas prop^rtv, next door to General Sherman, worth Vfl.noi; an ! ? >-it to this house, Douglas's widow, cow Mrs. Gen. Wil'iams owns a fragmentary square valued at 1 ilim IM). Three .1 udges of the Court of Claims l.oring. Peck and Knott? own comfortable resi dences. the picperty of the latter in Georgetown worth *-10,000. Of the I'nited States District Court four judges?Cartter, MacArthur, Olin. and Wvlie?all hare good or new houses, an I Judge Wylie'g property in the Distiict is esti mated at *10,0*10. IK THE CARIXET. Williams lias a new house which he h%? j-ist built and occupied at a cost of < and h - remaining real estate here will bring his invest n.ent in the District to fliiO.'iO". General Bel knap has purchased a lot on Scott equate, and will put up a new bouse for his new wtte is ihe spring,to cost *.5,1**1. Secretary Robeson has secured a lot in ex-Serator Cattell'i tract and will build In the spring. Cattell's proi ertv in ground is worth eiw.nno. Secretaiy Delano ha bC'Ught three lots near Franklin square, and ac cepted a design for the residence he pro|>oses to erect. Mr. Creswell owns a house on 1 street worth #?>,000, which he has just had en largt >1 and mansarded, and his w eaithy uncle, Jacob Tome. Is said to recently have given bim a sori rise party. Mr. Fish lives i:i one of the houses belonging to ex-Senator Morgan, of New York, who made a timely investment in Washington property, which" is now worth *SGn,i?i0. Caleb Cushing, Mr. Fish's familiar, bhs about ?.'o.ooo tn propertv in the District and a farm near the Great l'alls ol the Potomac. Among MILITARY AK."> SA' At rtTIf who have made investments here ma\ be men tioned t.inarteriuaster General Meigs, whose bouse is only one-tliir-l of the PlOo.tsu in prop- I ertfewbicli ce owns in Washington. Th_- widow of Adciiral Dalilgren ltas?.."?i 0## In Wai'iingtou property. General Babcock has serera! pi . of ground, and he has put up part of a block near the War department. Captain Patterson, of the Coast Survey, has the estate ol Brent wood, on the edge of the city, which his wife inherited, all of which will be Valuable in time, and is worth not less than S40n,<iK> S to-day. General David Hunter has a *J0,i?u0 home. Admiral Porter has #6<.',non Invested In his new residence, stable*, and grounds. Admirals Goldsborough. Bailey, Lec, and Almv hare new and delightful homes. General Joe Holt own* a tine old rllla on Capitol Hill which be ha* thoroughly rehabilitated. General Mro-rs, or " Old Probabilities," is rich, and is about to boy and build here. Of the SKKATOR* AJSD RETR?**1fTATI V Ed pa?t andlpreeent, who have bui'ded amongst us, the following Is a partial list: General Schenck, elegant mansion and other property estimated at ?10<i ooo. Koecoe Conk ling just sold his house for Kfcl,000, a bargain of 100 per cent., and Intends to build tt onoeon Rhode Island avenue, opposite the Attorney General's. Senator Sargent, designs accepted and house to be begun forthwith, senator Cra gln, considerable Investments In Capitol Hill property. Samuel Hooper, of Boston, owns a residence for which he has refused *73,o10. which, with his property la Wormley's Hotel and neighborhood, makes hi* investment In Washington about *300,000. Montgomery Blair, elegant old style residence facing the White House. Mrs. Pendleton, mother of Gentleman George, a Sflo.oonresidence on LaTayette square. Et- Senator Posseroy, new SU.ooo residence on Frsnklin square. Ex-Representative Ingersoll, of Illinois, a large and sncoessful o|?rator la Wei* End real e*t?te. carrying Rjno,000 worth of praperty. Cadwallsder Wu*bsrne, of Wieoon sln. just completed a *30,000 house of Class' de sign, which was admitted to be the moat stvliah -irgte bouse in the city. Re present*! Ives Ben Botler, Williams of Indiana, Longhridge at Indiana, and Beigaaat at-arme Ordway reeeat purchasers In Mrtoarsklpof the old Carroll Raw on Capitol Hul, which they intend to remodel ? wd make auxiliary to other operation. Mr. Williams, of Indiana, ha* seme twwatv ? ??ti Capitol Hill; Jokn Lynch,of Maine, tturoha ser ot the old Schuet zen Park, and iiassi s< a riT^DlTi,or?T".e^*blJ,fc ">int theeavifwM of tbe city, which he calls Terra Cetta aty, lor tbe moulding and baktif tad dnlalifN toof-tilet, the wLoU abMUsg Sherman, pleaaaat reeiilenre and pewporfy i Columbia I ?.:.<??* >?lir<l at ?r?.MUu. Sea < 1 aedler.a ?v<nn hraan mom kog* San-w. Baj aril, ?ww t#,n<n reai.tenoe Mmn Blataa, S? aon. Fernando Wood, and Senator HuokiM ??aw crcany a row of houv ea. h coating ?i^rti. set ator Weet. a i>*? ??i.i?a> re?i.len.-c rre llntbajnen. new tiouae Senator Sua. t.*r, reai.len e. ?I.iolt kao doubled in value in lour yeota. .i,?r,.b B. ftaanee. landej t roretty. ?ttli the (mention to bull.) upon It. !>'? liar<J c. McCormack. ?-.n.OOP kouae. A mo ? 111* - FKIfOVII rtoa A IMftTAXCl ; *bo bate taken the Washington fever and Mkl? I iDTtMBiento la land an> l<onae- here I will una Clarlra A not IWieted. (randia>i. ol Ijt.n Jacob A?lot. who ha* h>u?lii ftlrr Statu..u ? houaa, , worth f jf.flW, A. I*. .loamy., retireu paper man - tactnrer. ol I'hlladrlphia. who kaa nveated In ground and built tkree e,poiiatve bxiiKf. with more to come. ioat>|.li H. \ arnum, ol New York, w!io ha* tli.i?lie.l the nutt Land mine block on Pennsylvania avenue, which probably coat OTkjOHO. and l? now pat tin* a|> , another. Mr. \ amum, although an off.<w I bolder In Niw York, belong* to a family wMcfc 1 ! a* rvtrrauvr pro|*rty la Washington and be wrote a critical and 'dracnptlve book on thia city In IMS. Tboa. Sunderland, wealthy mining ?>| .rator from Nevada. intenUaent* te amount of ?"?',??. t dwai.t Iteale. ol Chr-ter. Pa., ?aid to be the greatest lan.1hol.lcr in A iner.ca, ha? .mat purcbaaed the l>ecatat manaion lor ?ni.nw, anil began improvement*. Col Wright Bivea added to hi? anperh villa rear Bladem* burg a atately city rrmdence. Frank lt.vea.aon ol .I.C. itivr* a villa and part neat M' Olivet II. T tfllbctt.of Maiwacliuaett*. haa b lilt more than three hundred b.m*e? In different part* of ibeclty. Mr. tiilbert vra* a private aollier In the war, and i? uot now mure than Uiir'j \ear old. .lobn O. F.van*. of Syra-.iae N. V . tnnldeTot ?nr wortr. of ttretdawreudencoa. A. L. Barber, ol Gem va. irepresenting a Ptiinaylvama >ntere*t. haa bought and built to tbe amount of fjax, of which a portion take* the name of I,e I'rolct Park. 4. V- How I ard,ex-editorol t'oliiinbu*. O., ha* pur,-ha>ed titty acre* two niilea from tbe city '"ra'ibir ! ban town, wtiiih he calla Moatrllo. A. I.. Graiit. of Wi/coooin, h*? rr?ct<nl the mv?t Ira* l prea*ive block of dwelling* In Wa?lnngton. and III* conrtf itctiora cover about Moaea Kelly, of New Hampahlro, formerly Ohiet Clerk ol the Department ol the Inu-rior, lia* built neatly four hundred ho'iae*. intat ol tlii tii adapted to clerk* and pcrmiti* ol roo W ate Income*. If. Ilolden, re?>lu>e l>tlM)t on tbe alone* of Capitol Hill. t'ur'i* ? ? H llyor, of Nevada, tit'y thou*and dollar houae. Governor A. B. Shepherd. |>rivate rerutenoo to coat ?T^ irm surrounded by an en" <? < u . ?-n Farragut muare. the whole Involving ytio.noA. Tkc Governor ha* almt th ? year in new construction*. H M Hutehiu^on . Ie?*oeol tbe Ala?ka Kur Seal lalantl*. an elegant wvi.idwi hon*e. J. H l.atliropt ard Tboma* I! Brvan, of Chicago, lnve*tment* amounting to flW/NM. J. C. Keiinetlv. docoaaod. ot Albany, N. Y . in vented g.Mi<,noit iti Waxlnngton hou^o*. S. P. Brown, ol Maine, bai- built nearlv one liun.lred hoire* In the l>i*trict. The Free lman ? ltank, investment* in Wa*hlngton real oatafe an.I oow *tr i( tion amounting to flMjlw. Thi> bank liaa built for it* own owotie wing of a prospective hotel on the mo*t valuable alte for that purpoae in Wellington. facing the l'rea?'iry, and e* I ect* to ?nrrender the property on bing time to anv purcbaaer who will tnnh the oditi -e. YVarhington. l?ect mber I. 1 ikktku. Pi?onait'.i* at M*?rt*??irRo?It i* re. ported that about one hnndred road repatr hand* hare been dm-harged at thi* place, by the Bal timore and Uhio railroad company i/.rtitw ?ye.en. Fremont ba? canceron the stomach, but bar. until lately, kept the matter a-e -ro' from tamily and friend*. Ilia pUyi.iau ?ay? that be caanot live a year. SPECIAL NOTICES. >lr?. c ?a*lt Hivtir** r??E th* rrKF ooroilt*. COLD*, HOAHSCVBSt, CHOI T, IM'Lt KN/.A, AM* tOK THE K KLIKt ch CO\Sl MTTlVb FA Ti t A TS I \ Ait VA \ rt u S FA** t S oh rum inskAStc, Iot?ltbitl>(1i ig tb? nnm^ri u? C'?rch ^1-sIi iD^ t, Xra J odm' (. xl x: ,r<- Iim OTW nore nyhHy thnn In-former Thto popn l**!ts i? fntir?4r dQ? t?? It- ?tr?<>riliL??ry m? : itm. It i?? ver tail", n??t io thr arm otptm to ni\e i?|>?hh1> ?nd p^rtn?n??iit It ii BkaaMt 10 take, and i? thcref>r- ?p?ct*ll|r n-Upt* -I f?r rhil u ai <\ p<-i?oLiS who cAuu?>t tak> tiau-<*aimf citi^ It Mill well repay a fair trial Pnc?f??Larp* ?7#. fl; ?MiaH.5i? c*?nt? F r^pla ???If by A KTII I K N ATTANS.Drwc Jf nt21 tr Corner 2<1 an?l D ttr^etf uortbwe*. BttrhiUri Hair Uyt la tbe beat ta tbe worlt tbe ooly true ai d perfect Hair D>e, no rldkralona t!tita,iu> diaarpidiitnent, harmleaa, reiiaM^, laatax taa?4*Da Mack or br- wa; at all 4mggW aod !? Bond atraet New Terk. fl-oolr E.rqriRE INTO THIS MATTEli. DON'T BEUEVE THIS AUVEUTISCMENT, BUT COME AND SEE FOK VOCKSELK IF WE DO NOT SKLh >l'IT8. roK I?0 -NOT BIT IF WK DO KOT SELL OYKKUOAT8 FOB DO SOT BCT IF WK DO KOT BCT.L ? 8CITS roit 11" Bl V IL-Ivi Btlit IF WE DO KOT SELL SH? OYEBCOATB. Fou D?>S T PATBOBI9K ta IK ? K DO SOT SELL I IS SI ITS FOK 9I? DO NOT rCUCHASL IF MK DO MOT SELL tl?OYEIWOkTB FOU ti t DON T PI BCBASE IT WE DO NOT 8ELL Bl.i OVBKCOATB FOB giu VOX'T IX VEST KEMKMBEK, ni tyrrrm roc to cgj" AXD SIE, BI T PO SOT ASK Tor To Bust. IF XOT l'ERl'ECTLT SA TISTIED. Come. HABLE BROTHiRS, btrtkut TalUrt id4 FIbc (Itikkn, novff-tr Caraer Ttb aid O Streeta. KABK FOR THK FKMT. 1?K U ITKy Cii.K??r?.pr-T, N.> 15 t?nr#?t*t, ? pp? aite the Treaaiity, reii)<>eeaO >m?? m hi. ut paii>? ai? tbe ?!if>e can b*- w :n ? if \x M?f. H?* --tn!lf tiea'0 liuuio i", tr> ut'li h Natia, \a*< uiat i* > ctc-c?-nrrw. Chilblain*, a. d "tb?-r 1% rdar? of tha fwt. U\r iiflaMMaMat u patr-?ni/- J by aiany airi Deiit phy?iclatifyiurKc>oB". aud tL^uaasia- ?! oU???r well knc? u and n-ip-rmible p' r?H>f.c. Twelve yara c nbtnrit practice in WB'btmtoD, a ith taelve ye.tra prwrnoHl oxptri'uce tr.r airbua* tbe Ctilted Sta'm uud Canadaa pr*\r>na t?? b' :*g I <at* ' n Wh .m:ik ton la 1861, having gi%< u a lar^e, liberal, *ud ateao ily iLcreaBing patronage, enaMea charging the in id erat** it *? <T ..ti# l >ller per \ iait. Office h .ora froai ia.ni.to6p m. O* me to pr?ea >f 1 oa.n.*? durln/ office h ur? Dr. White i? nu*l>le to attend patten' ? at reai'Unce eicepi aft*?r ? r ru no%?-tr opening o ?40 000 Worth ol NEW AND FASHIONABLE READY-MADS CLOTH1XG AT PAlflC PRICES. L. BOllRSBKO't. 413 Ttk Street, ketweea B mm4 B. II. B ?Tb?oa fooda have lately been t nrtt for eoah, aod oil! t? a?.id ^ery ?XAML\I THE GOLD spectacle, OHLT ?0. B. m. BEMPLBB,Ovuciaa, ?dMr FemLaylvaiila avanoe. aear 4H Ulan C<?BABIU.-lMPOBTBD CAN AST BIBDM, ' very |M aioaera, far Mia at tka tjf atore.aa^. Il??rt>wiaat7V?ta??aL ao4 B CJ ?? BABTBBECBT. g ^LDITTLI BILE BATS ftaiwr. Ttffi MjamB. r.?.?BOLIDAT atrlo >lo?t jy^jo aB.wfll pt a* aa ayttre r.?laa1. >???naiana?. II (Mlair aa EI ^?IOK8,or I JOB LOT.M IKMSEIfl OLOTBS, Uni,4tiM,