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j THE EVENING STAR. I
PI BUSHED DAILY, Excppl Sunday,
AT THE STAR RVILDiSua.
Penssvbania Aveme. corner lltii Street,
I . BT
Tie Evening Star Newspaper Company,
S> lit KA f r'JTJtfAS1'res't>
inr Ettntso Stab is served to subscribers in
she.-.ty by < arr.< r-, on their own account, at It)
cents i ?r week. or 44 ocnts per month. Copies at the
?-?miter, 2 cents each. By mail?postage p^paid?
U' rente a month: ore year, $fi.
The Wkkf.i.t Star?published on Friday- "i . !
prepaid. 10 copies for #15; 2>; ^teis |.
AH mail subscription* ir.rtpt * ?vo
e : no paper *ent longer th?T% 'm
S V~ Rait- of advertising m.* * paid for.
^ l-.-r. *'* known on appdeaj
SI'ECI.Vi, NOTICES. I
f If-** mTFv IKMKKSON O^OPEIiVTIVE I
: '*, ! r .. f N? > A ->s- i' IA 1'ION will liiM - - !
->arm. -tii, it fur ilie payment of dn?? ami 1
u,i. ; ! ESUAV. Januarylltth. at T >
L, ? > at tli- li-'aitl <>t 't ra le Rnoms. si.) Market !
JAMES ERASER. I'ti'Hiil' ut.
jN<>. -IOY F.I>S; >N. Sec .711 G t. n.w. It
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION.
.UsrAKv 13, 1H7'J.
The following *,-111 be the Order of Exercises for j
ti. services in horor of the memor> of 4o-evh
ISkm.v. lite Sfrwtary ot the Smithsonian Inrtit-i
t i>. :>t i!i H.il: of t?'t Hon-e of Representatives, on
1'lirKHi>AV iiM SISU, 10th January. 1ST^. The
\ .<e Pru-idet t ot the I nit-d Slates. supjiorted by
tin sj e?.ker ?f the House, wiil pre-ede ou this oc< p
non.sndthe Senate and House will take part in the
:
1. < ?r* r.in,' P?;:y?r. I>y K-v I)." M'-Cosb. President
ol Pri <?ton 4"< 1!?
- Adjre.-s by ll?n. Hannibal Hamlin, of the U. S.
Hinatf
a Adi!re<-s by Hon. H E. Withers, ol the 1'. S. 8^*ns>
?
4 Atldrcf* b; I'ruf. Ass. Gray. of Harvard Uniruty.
5 Ai!:!n>sly I'rof. \v i; Rogers. of Boston.
?- A.-titr-- !?> Hon. .1. A. Garfield, of the U.S.
l:i iik'iv Representatives
7 \<:dr.?- i?> Ht>n. s. s Cox, of the U. 8. Home
? Frj ri?ei t;.t:\ ?.
X. AtMreso by fl?-u W. T. Sherman.
t'onrlndirir j raver by Rev. Dr. Sunderland,
(T.aplain < f the Senate.
'I ii?* xert is-e-t w'll n lunifju-e at 8 o'clock, i rec'.tely.
I!\ order i>f the Executive C'minnttee.
S1ENOEH F. BAIKD,
* .;an53-4t 8?-eretarj tadttsoolHi Irtllnlniii.
f THE EAPIES WILL CONTINUE DAILY
k I PRAYER MEETING for Temperance. fn>m
^ I to 2. ir V. M. C. A. Chajtsi, cor. '.'lb and I) st*. j
Iliblie invited. Janlllm
r t:r ST. ')JN> ~MuTi KKUEF A>So j
m L'-- OlATluN. -Then will l> :i meeting of this ,
dimiiiimi in the s< ho?-l H.-ilt. N street, between I
7th inc. nth. M< iNDAV E\ KN1S(?, Jinuary 13th, at '
7 i .in., for the Lie-t on of oflit-era for tltoe-i->u
>?iir. By order of t'ie I'rem lcnt j?ilJ-2t*
tr- CKMI AL BU1I.I>IN<? ASSOCI\TK>N !
' a N-*. The eiirhth monthly met-tin^ of this I
AM-oc:ati, n will held ^n TUhsDAY EVENING. ;
14th M'->t . at i I' 7tu ft ret-1, opposite the Patent j
?>ttuf. TlieUok. are j I 'Men for su'.?crip3o::s io
h'ock. [1ieI1-1.11 VTA!. AltK>UE. Secretary. I
l"HILH\KMtJNK'S-JCfKT?".? Vc*ivelucai}?r,
arH t,erelij notitied tint only thoa.? who
^!.a:' aftet ii the r> li?-ar~al MONDAY DtMM,
the i 't! Li'.s-t .and the two lehsirsa'i next eimninr,
wiii In- atli-wed t.? pariii if>ate 11 the lir?t concert.
Bv ord? r of the
lull] .t EXECUTIVE TOMMI fTEE
p NOTICE.?Tho Annual Meetmtr or the
\ \ 1 lONAL ASSOCIATION F?Ui THE BE- !
1 IFI" <>K PESTITi TE C^LOKED WOMEN AND
? iilLDKEN vvi;l be hel l on Tl'ESD\Y,-lanniry
14th. at 11a m.. at the r*-Hlence of Mrs. S. ('. l'oin - j
rov. l:J.:"t K st. n w.. for Election of OOic- '--' for e .su- '
J1k\ S. i' POMEUt >v. i [Vriib of. j
M j E I. SHEUWitOD. Secretary. .!a-ill-2t* |
m i2* WORKISGMEVd ASSE*BLY?Attml"?c
TtON, PtLti atk-' ? As the li^xt reirui;<r ,
n.eetiuw, MONDAY EVENING. January bttli. will
i-e the smut annular Ei?cti-?n of Officer.every member
in t arnertly n quf stetl to lie present. The Assembly
icetts at Lu kV. >tn 1 fni?iana ave . Every Monday
Eveuintr. at 1% o'clock. All working-men ?re
united. j-inli-2t ;
T THE liUAliD tlK MANAGERS OF THE
I 'I WASHINGTON CITY ORPHAN ASYLUM
baxe appointed TUESDAY, at 3 o'clticb p.m.. Jannary
14th. for the Annual M-et:n4r. at the Asylum,
corner of s ami l4tti t-t.-i. The frientls of orpbana
ar? cordially invitetl to In- present, when it will lid
the duty of* the Managers to irive an a -count of th-- !
ii.er.us t-ntrr.<t?-d to them for the benefit of this ina nition.
and when dnMUo? are not aoikated. iall ii
r'^5- NATIONAL MFTROPOLITAN BANK,
Washinoton, D. t'.. Dt-c. 30, lKiS.
The Annual Flection ft-r Directors of tli's B:ri^f
will t>e held at the Banking Hons.* on TUESDAY',
14th January, ls7'J. Polls will be open from 11
o'clock am. to 1 o'clock p.m.
d?-<-S0..ian?'i,13 GEO H. B WHITE. Cashier.
THE NATIONAL SAFE DEPOSIT COM
PAN A', corner 15th ?t. and New A'org ave ,
takes (tovernment aud other Bonds for safe keepii>jr.
at J1 i>er .$1,1 *) f?>r a year
M,i..a.!rwrnt:?WM STIC KNEY. Pres^ lent. GE >
AV. KHiGS. A'ice-Pres't.; li P. SNYDER. Sec y.; A. ]
I. STURTEVANT. Treaa.. HENRY A. WILLAKD,
m JOHN CASSELg, THOS. EVANS. jan6-e?i:im j
HAVING BOUGHT THE PATENTS FOR j
i Fr. Coibonn's Porous Evaporator, we roco:nk
mend it as the be*.: possible way of moistening the
Lot dry air from furnaces, latrobe stoves and sU -m
cons. It is attached to the register, and renders the
^ air moist and summer-like. If you wish to avoid
^ he*dachc, catarrh and sore throat tu>e them.
EAYWARD & HUTCHINSON.
817 9th Steeet. icear thi; Avenue.
Brass Fire Sets, Er!w'>h Tile, S3?.te A'autels, PirIlor
Grates, Furnacs. Ran ires and Latrobe Stoves.
EnnibiLir, Tin Ilo-iiiuK antl Ji-bbln?r Work. ileel7
MLLBUBN'a FEARMAOY,
14USJ Pennsylvania Arssr*.
BODA and MINER.VL WATERS on dxauxht nil !
ftw year.
Bine Lick, Bedford and Btthe&da Waters by tht j
gallon. octll-tr j
FOR COUGHS, COLDS, BRONCHITIS,
few Ac., use the Gkeat Enuu=h ItEMEir,
E EATING'S
COUGH
LOZENGES.
Tested for over SO years. Relief sj>eedy and certain.
Bold by ah drua>rists. Price 50 cents.
E. FOUGERA & OO., Agents,
oct3Uw.fnQ.Cm New York.
J
C^LOSL\4< OCT SALES
J or
WALL AMD WIST EM CLOTHING.
'?
rXMENSE REDUCTION.
I
i
I ? OVERCOATa
Ermine Fnr Braver, sold for ? seUln* now at *18
" Weet of England soUi for $20?selViair nc-.v at ?lr>
A Siberia Fur sold for ? IH-seliuw now at f 12
? fc-ne. Bl'k aud B'n,. .sold fo- *15?sel!:nx now at;; i0 .
Lit i-ett's Eiue sold fo- ?1-2?selling now at *-t
? Dol -ou's Striped .. sold for $ H>?sellimr now at *7
W Gerc.uiiia Fur sold for seliinir now at
Liu* Chinchilla sold for *6?aeUinir now at $4
DRESS AND BUSINESS SUITS.
Einrliah A*"orsted sold for f'2.">-selhnir now at
Frem h Worete*! sold for $2-2-seliinif now at
Elbu-uf Cassimore .sold lor igtiO-seiltnar now at |l(?
Harris Cassimere sold for $17?selling now at *13
I ntrlish Stripe do... sold tor $ 10?sellinir now at ^12
Globe M ils do sold for .f 14-eellinKnow at $!t)
Londc.n Worsted sold for f 12?selling now at s'4
Rns?ell Cassimere. sold for #11?se'linK now at $S
Lnion Bibbed do ...sola for now at ?6
WORSTED COATS AND VESTS.
French Worsted sold for $22?sellinfr now at $18
En* Dia^i nai do.wld for $20?sellimr now at $'6
Hit bt-ia'e Stnpe sold for $15?sell in* now at $12
Ki\ei*:de Worsted .6ohifor 412?eellinrfuowat $8
PANTAIOON9.
1 English Stripe sold for $M.tXt?m.illn? now at #C HO
Harris Cassm.erefold for $7.<*>?aellmit now at j s5.(W i
Glebe Mills do... sold for $6 00?sellinK now at 114.50
Norwalk do. sold for $5.00?sellimr now at:! 100
Dobson's S'd do. .sold for $4 00?sellinK now at i S3 00
Union Plaid sold for $3.00?selhnx now at i tiOO
H'*y Work sold for ifci-fio?sellinH now at $L60
Special attention is called to the following Goods,
which have been reduced in proportion:
Fine Black ClKh Suits.
, Youths' Dress and Business SaiU.
ft Boys' Overcoataand l isters.
I Boys" Dress and School Suits.
Children's Cai? Overcoats and Ulsters.
Children's Drees and Every Day Suits
(These reductions have been made to force the stle
< ! n.y still immense stock, unsold on account, of lae
tack ?ar duces of the season.
> A. STRAUS,
L lOll Ftmuv'raaia JmiM,
tie. l!?-tr Between 10th and 11th streetn
^ LARGE ABSORBENT OF GOLD AND
^ SILVER WATCHES, IN MEN'S, LADIES
AND BOYS' SIZES, AT VEUI MODERATE
IBICES.
M. W. GALT. BKO. & CO.
iwntr
1MTED STATES 4 PER CE3IT. j
L B? -N t>s .n band for immediate delivery.
I Oirtrid of o 'umbia, Twenty and Thirty year t
| 1 ' ??t S.ii-p, f< r i-a:e.
| Kmiis of D C. tmaranteed by tts United i
S-. ??*, i-. ;( no or Ite riftered, liouvtit and sohL
I Otl* r lnve?tmeut Secnritit# b. ru^hi on orders.
I imc:-tr LEAVis JOHNSON ? Co . Banki-r*.
I W w- w??*,
I " CONFECT1GSF.RY AND ICECREAM SAK
L?X?NS,
7Jfl > jn, ?irrrt n.tr.,
-th , i j. futi#?, u now pret-are.1 to far-u
I ,7"' and Beceptiotis at short u.;ii-c, '
K ?ed tlw usual action; ?fuara:it<^t deeOT-lm j
I \\ WILL YOU BE Ill'MltriitiKIl
n WITH 1NFEHIOK E? " I
'Lasses, when ycu ?ct th? K?i, /jT^A^*A? ^
fl, ?'!*?? J r ?e, at H H HI Y.-^JT
BL -Tn^'i^CSCUM'488 ft^qiT?ua avenar. i
w-reer Ot etrtev n0T?U J
/ T7????0
t
V"L. 53?N9. 8,043. WASHINGTON, D. C.. MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1879. TWO CENTS.
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THE EVENING STAB.
Washington News and Gossip.
XVhilr (louse ICt-replioiit.
Mrs. Hayes will hold a reception each satur- I
day. from 3 to "> p. m.. until lurther notice.
1 he President will bold three evening reeep- j
lions, from s to to o'clock, as follows:?Tuesday. I
January 14th; Tuesday. January 2sth, and j
Tuesday, February nth.
Government Receipts To-day.?Internal revenue,
$52T,53S.H7; customs. *4 i!?,727.31.
scbscriPTiONs to the four per cent, loan today
amounted to$c,2t'2.l.v).
officers interested in the formation or the
Army Mutual Aid association are to have 1
meeting at the Medical Museum to-night.
senator Chaffee's successor, N. I'. Ilill,
who will be elected by the Colorado legislature
to-morrow, is superintendent of the Boston and
Colorado smelting Works. He is a bom fortytive
years of ape, worth half a million dollars,
and was a professor of chemistry in Brown
university before he went west.
Resigned. ?Judge olin, of the supreme
? ourr of the District of Columbia, tendered his
resignation to the President this morning. The
Will accept the re-lgnat'on.
Representative Thorvbcthjh, oi Te11ne5-.ee.
who went home to Knoxville sick, is not ' very
low with pneumonia," as published. Mr. John
Petttbone received a disp.-tch this mornla*,
stating that he is not seriously ill. and is gradualiy
improving.
\ l.orisi ana Conscience.?The first cornptr?>lier
of the currency has received from an
unknown person, in an envelone postmarked
New Orleans, La., the sum of .f?3, which amoiiDt
tl.e sender states he beiie?es has been received
by him erroneously. The amount has been
placed to the credit of the conscience fund.
BaI.TIMORIANS AT TilE WHITE IIOCSE.?MeSSr.5. |
II. C. Nelll. K. A. Glttinger. . C. Keefer, and
Jos. P. Terry made up a Baltimore delegation
that called on the President to-day. They
wanted the President to withdraw the nomination
of John C. Bridges sent to the Senate lastweek
as appraiser of merchandise at Baltimore;
and they also w anted the present appraiser. .Mr.
Lhitb' tun. retained. The Pre-ldeat said li"
did nut knov." much about the case. a'id would
refer their request to the secretary of the
Treasury.
MissovKi Wants the Berun MIsS!3n.?
Messrs. Crittenden. < lark, Hatcher, Morgan
and Pollard, of (lie Missouri Congressional delegation,
had quite a long interview with the President
this morning. They urged upon hi.a the
appointment of ex-Senator John 15. Henderson,
of Missouri, as 1. S minister to Berlin, and
made out a very strong case for that applicant
for the vacant mission. The President did no1
h dlcate what his action would be. one of the
gentlemen composing the delegation told a sr \r
reporter that all he knewabmi the mission was
that he and those who called with htm had done
their best for Mr. Henderson and had had-a
very pleasant interview with President Hayes."
Another delegation was also out to-d ?y 111 behalf
of ex-Senator Henderson. This delegation
was composed of Senators Armstrong and
Ccckrell. Representative Metcalfe, and another
Mlssourian. They called on both the President
and the secretary of state, and presented Mr.
Henderson's claims as forcibly as they could,
but were not told that he wo lid be appointed.
Personal.?Senator Jones, of Nevada, made |
his first appearance of the session in the Senate
this morning Representative Finley, who
is suffering from an incipient attack of pneumonia.
has gone home to Ohio Hon. John
B. llawley. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury,
gees to Illinois to-night to argue an important
case in the supreme court of that state, and
will l>e absent the remainder of the week
Ex-Gov. Hendricks, of Indiana, Is in the city.
an Examination to lill two vacancies a noi.g
the principal examiners at the Patent office,
one vacancy among the second assistant examir.eis.
and the vacancies caused by the pro
motions to till these vacancies, will b held in
tl:e Interior department building on the 4th
andstbol nexl month. This examination wll
result in three appointments and seven promo
tlons, which will make the examiners" eor<>
complete.
<;en. P.tTi-ek \\as in the House txliy, and
will remain until the session closes, lie wore
the usual button-hole bouquet, and was cordially
greeted by his colleagues. It i- sahl Hia*
he has it s|weeii prepared attacking the Attorne>
General for tailing to take notice of co nplaints
tiled by him (Butler) durtnjr his <?ubernatorial
canvass, of the intimidation of voters
in the manufacturing districts In Massachusetts.
Investigation at thk Washington Navy
Yard.?The Secretary of t he Navy has ordered
an Investigation Into certain charges mule
against the civil engineer at the navy yard, to ]
the eriect that he has placed skilled mechanics j
on the rolls as laborers, at laborer's wages, and I
kept them at work as mechanics. The investi- j
gatlon Is to ascertain whether these charges are
of sufficient importance for the action of a court, i
of "inquiry. This investigation will beheld j
with closed doors, and should a court of Inquiry \
be called. It Ls likely that it will be lie'.d with |
open doors. The Invest iyatlon has been po*- :
poned to ne\t Wednesday, at 10 o'clock, at t ie
instance of J. P. Hamilton, of the Workingtnen's
Assembly.
In Memory of Professor Henry.?The fol- ;
lowing will be the order of exercises for the j
services in honor of the memory of Prof. Joseph .
Henry, late Secretary of the Smithsonian Inst;- ,
tution, in the hall of the House of Representa- j
tl\es on Thursday evening, January 1C: The i
Mce President of the Fnlted States, supported j
by the speaker of the House, will preside, and
the Senate and House will take part In the services.
Opening praver by Rev. Dr. McCosh, \
President of Princeton College. Addresses by !
Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, Hon. It. K. Withers, j
Piof. Asa Cray, of Harvard University; Prof. ;
W. B. Rogers.of Boston; Hon. J. A. <;arfie:d. j
Hon. s. s. fox. and'ien. W. T. Sherman. Con- j
eluding prayer by ltev. Dr. Sunderland, Chap- j
lain of the senate.
A ncbstitcte fok the Bchnside Bii.i..?It
stems to be generally conceded that Representative
Atkins, of Tennessee, with the counsel
and co-operation of some of the officers of the
armv. has prepared a substitute for the Burnside
bill Its principal provisions arc as follows:
The army is to l>e reduced to the desired
strength, "not bv summary dismissals or enforced
retirements, but by the slower operat
ion of natural laws. Regiments are to be consolidated
as their effective strength decrease?,
and the whole army, line and staff alike, allowed
to shrink 10 the desired numerical limits.
The retired list, instead of being restricted now
to four hundred men, is to be made as large as
tie necessities or the service may require, anl
all officers, without exception, are to be piaced
on that list as fast as hey become incapacitated
for active duty or reach the age of sixtytwo.
In the meantime the supply of new 0111eessfrom
West Point is to be cut off. The bill
provides that the members of the next two (
ciat-ses graduating from that academy shall, it ;
ti ev so desire, receive $750 each upon the com- :
pietlon of their studies, and be permitted to return
to their homes, subject to recall at the expiration
of 1 wo >ears if their services are requiied.
The army Ls placed under the supreme
control of the secretary of War. subject only to
the higher authority of the President, ihe
bill provides for the adoption of the -battalion ;
?vstem"of regimental organization. Lieuten- ?
ai ts are given the same eligibility to promoter
in other regiments that the higher officers
er ? y. The loterehangeability or line and statt j
i 1! t ers. which Is a much criticised feature of ,
the Burn side bill, Is not included in the substl- j
tute.
1 ns Investigation ok Minister Seward.? \
The House committee on expenditures In the
State department to-day, continued the examination
of Dr. s. Wells Williams, of Yale Col- ,
lege, in regard to the premises owned by him j
ai d occupied by the United States Legation at j
Peking, China. No new facts bearing upon the J
investigation were elicited. In the course or j
his ternaries Dr. Williams explained to the com- j
mltiee that he had been Induced to purchase ;
I t buildings in question, because, while acting .
charge d'afTalrs at Peking he had felt that the j
t 1. ml States government was being humiliated j
In {ccupj Ing their previous quarters, and in l
illiitration of this fact he related that, on the
t ctusion when the Chinese prime minister and
eiltr prominent dignitaries of that governu.?
Lt p ild him an official visit, they were comj
1 ed to place their chairs In the street In con?
euence of the doors of the American legation
tiuldlng being too small to admit of their eauaute.
The Poller Committee Iiivotf'caii'Jii
a charge of bribing witnesses.
The witness. St. Martin, from New Orleans,
now in this city, waiting to testify before the
Potter committee, has made an affidavit in
which lie recites t hat he wis a deputy sergemt|
at-airns for the Potter committee, and owed his
| appointment to E L. Weber; that A. M. Gibson,
! ot the New York ?>/.?, <;eor>re YV\ Carter and
i ,1. 1!. Maddox paid witnesses with Mr. Stenger's
coi sent to testify in Tilden's Interest before t ie
committee. He visited St. James* parish, he
says, to ascertain whether several witnesses
wlio had testified before the returning board t >
outrages in Feliciana parish could be induced
! by hope of reward and promise of protection to
i niake a complete retraction and denial of that
testimony, lie found them willing, and brought
them to New Orleans. An alleged agent, furn
shed Use v itnesses with ready-made affidavits
of tLe matters they were to swear to. the witnesses
beinv: promised t We sum of about fsoeach.
Weber coached the witnesses and repeatedly
lnofrn.ed them of what they were expected to
testily to. St. Martin says he carried to Mr.
Sterner the questions to be asked^and the answers
to be given by the witnesses. To some
thirteen subp<enas furnished by the republican
counsel lie was instructed, he says,to make return
"Not found." where the witnesses would
not give testimony favorab'e to the democrats.
St. Martin tells also of bargaining with one
biila for favorable testimony, the sum agreed
upon being ?"><">: that the bargain was consummated,
but when on the stand Dula testified for
the republicans and exposed the whole pia-i. St.
M. went on the stand himself to contradict Dula
after W'o had been paid to him, but he says he
returned the money afterward. He charges
Messrs. Maddox, Gibson and Carter with Influencing
witnesses by the use of money, and
says thai the chairman of the committee krw.v
01 it, and further that he had been told that Mr.
Gibson was Mr. Tilden's.agent.
what mr. stenuer kx1kcts to show.
Mr. stenger declines to furnish for publication
the documents upon which he relies to prove
the falsity of statements made in St. Martin's
affidavit. He expects to show, however?first,
t l.at the affidavit inTsuestlon was obtained from
St. Martin by corrupt and Illegitimate me ms;
that Morris Marks, collector of internal revenue
at New (>ileans, and one of the republican
electors, bribed St. Marl in: second, that all ll<>
material allegations of ihe affidavit are uttcriv
false. He will also sub ait counter affidavits of
Messrs. Gibson, Maddox and Carter denviag, so
far as tLey ate concerned, the truth of every
Injurious statement in St. Martin's deposition;
I'll..illy lie will insist upon having the p"rs a.a il
testimony of St. Mania Instead of his affidavit
mb. tlt-den,
It is rumored, will probably appear before the
committee in the text ten days to vindicate j
himself from the so-called cipher dispatches.
'S'lie ToHrr Cuiiuiiittce Inve-?l5^niion !
MOKE EVIDENCE FROM SKSATOK TlIt'RM VN.
Senator Thurman has sent another batch of
evidence bearing on the frauds committed in the
recent elections to the IMalne investigating
' onmittee. He encloses an affidavit of .Tas. if.
Paire. secretary of state of Florida, showing
misconduct and violation of law by federal officials
at the late election in Duval county, Fla.
A like certified cony of in affidavit 01 James M.
Whlttaker relating to intimidation of democratic
voters by armed republicans. A certified copy
of an affidavit b. s. s. Tucker proving that at
the late elect ion at precinct No. i-2. in Alachua
county, the I . s. supervisor of elections, N. R.
cruelle. insisted that ballots as they were cast
should be numbered to correspond with the
number of each voters name as it appeared on
registration lists, and that in compliance with
his demand the larger part of the ballots were
numbered and the secrecy of the ballots
was thus destroyed. A certified enov or
an affidavit made by Robert Wttherspoon
county iudge of Madisou county. Florida, showing
his illegal arrest and detention by a 1'nlted
Slates commissioner and marshal, in order to
prevent hirn from discharging lus duties as a
member of ihe board of canvassers by affid ivits
of Edward s. Francis, a colored citizen of Duval
county. Florida, and a member of the board of
county commission <rs: also, the affidavit of .las.
C. Will lam son, colored, proving intimidation
practiced to prevent negroes from voting the
deineci a Me ticket. ,\ certificate of the sneriff
and coui.tv Judge of Duval county, and of the
president of the city council of Jacksonville,
and of the city clerk and cltv marsh i>. attesting
the good character of Francis and Wiliiam
son. Also, other affidavhs, showing misjon
dcct of I', s. deputy marshals at tic lata- r'.c"
tlons in Florida, ar.tl a number < f l--i "as from
the South and W est. making specific chargof o
intimidation and bribery.
The Funeral ok the I.ate I"ecressntativk
ScHi.EiciiEK, of Texas, look p'ace from the hal
of the House of Representatives at threa o'clock
to-day. Tlie President, and the officers an I
members of both In uses of congress and of tli
r. s. Supreme court attended. The remains
were removed from the lato residence of the
deceased. No. ont? 4th street, at half-past two
o'clock. None ot the members of the family
attended tiie services at the Capitol, but met
the remains at the Baltimore and Potomac
depot. The ceremonies at the Capitol were
conducted by chaplain Harrison, of ihe House,
assls'ed by Rev. Dr. Sunderlan 1, chaplain of
ihe Senate. The pall bearers were the entire
Texas delegation in congress and Representatives
Forney and Williams, of the committee on
foreign affairs, and two members of the committee
on railroads and canals, of both of which
committees deceased was a member. Upon the
conclusion of t he religious observances the remains
were escorted tothe depot, and will leave
on the seven o'clock train to-night for San Antonio,
rie\as, in charge of ihe Congressional
committee heretofore announced in Tub Star.
The .-eat of the dead representative in the
House v.as draped in mourning to-day. and an
elegant ba^ke of flowers was placed upon it.
commissioner Wiixiamson, of the General
Land Office, who recently returned from an
extended official tour on the Pacific coast, but
has been kept lrom the department by slcknes?,
resumed his duties tins morning.
Tui: New Library.?Senator Howe's bill for a
new building for tne library of Congress. Introduced
in the Senate to-dav, proposes t > locate
the building on the west side of Judiciary
square, between I)and F streets, and anprepriates
$5,uoo for the purpose of obtaining
plans, etc.
Lit a for rr.r. Relief ok a. IV M ullett.?Senator
Spencer Introduced in the Senate to-il ly a
bill for the relief of A. B. Mullett, ex-Supervising
Architect of the Treasury. The bill makes
it lawful for Mullett to be paid compensation
for all ser vices rendered by him while supervising
architect which were not properly in his
duties as such officer. The bill provides that
the court ot claims shall adjudicate Mullett's
claim for serv ices rendered in designing plans
for the state. War and Navy department building
and superintending the construction of the
same, under the special directions of the Secretaries
of State, War and Navy. Also, for
work performed In designing plans for Improve- >
ment of the Post Office department building
and for superintending the execution of su
much of the same as applies to the basement
story. Aiso. for designing plans fur the sew
jail in the District of Columbia. The court of ;
clain.s is to decide that Mullett's work in the
cases specified was not a part of his duty as
supervising architect. 1
At the C a reus of Republican sen ators last j
Saturday afternoon the financial condition of .
the country and the success of resumption i
were prettv thoroughly talked over. Particular
attention was given to the fact that the laws
ur.der which resumption was accomplished
were distinctively republican measures. The
sentiment was prei ty generally unanimous that (
sotr.e public expression of the position of the
republican part v as to financial issues, should
be made, in which the part played by the re- ,
publieat.s in resumption should be set forth. To
th's end a committee, of which Senator Fdmnnd
is chairman, was appointed to prepare a
suit able resolut ion to be reported to au adjourn- ,
ed met t ng of t he caucus. ;
Tiik charges Against the Treasury Print- j
isg Bureau.?Colonel Irish, Chief of the Bureau
of Engraving and Prlutlng, has written a
letter to Hon. J. D. C. Atkins, chairman of the
House appropriations committee, in answer to ]
the charges mac e against the bureau bv Hon.
J. M. Glover, of the committee oa expenditures
In the Treasury department. He gives the (
following as-the saving of the bureau tothe ,
government for lsis: For that year there was*
appropriated for labor and expenses of engraving
and printing $800,000, of which there was
expended $147,163.83; for expenses of national j
currency $150,1-00 was appropriated, of which i
$130,827 33 was expended/and to this must be i
added the sum of fTO.mw, the reduction made in <
the cost of printing one year's supplies of internal
revenue stamps, and it will show an aggregate
saving of #74*i,W)S.S4. He say3 that i
every fault had been thoroughly reformed by 1
the Secretary arid officers of the bureau long !
before its pretended discovery by Mr. Glover, <
and concludes by inviting the fullest scrutiny.
Societj.
While there liavc been many more crowded
receptions at the White House, it is rarely tiiat
the circular drive in front of it has contained as
many carriages as on Saturday, when from 3 to
5 p. m Mrs. 11 a \ es le'd her first public reception
of this season. Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. j
McCrary and Miss Schurz received the visitors
in ttie Blue parlor. Colonel Casey making the !
introductions. After 4 o'clock the President !
came in and gravely made salutations to the
ladles, and then walked around the l'.lue room j
talking to tlie assembled visitors. He afterwards
took his station between hts wife and
Colonel Casey, and after the latter introduced
visitors to him he presented theintoMrs. Hayes,
who in turn introduced them to the ladles with
her. .lust before 5 o'clock he offered his arm to
Mrs. F.vaits. Colonel Casey followed with Mrs.
Hayes, and Secretary Fvarts with Mrs.
McCrary, and they walked through the throng
in the East room, and then led the way up stairs,
thus signifying that the reception was over.
Mrs. llayes wore a black striped silk mingled
with plain black, and la white lace necktie was
at her throat. Mrs. Kvarts was in m mrning,
ot course, as were her daughters, who stood for
a tir. e behind the receiving party. Mrs. ( has.
Anderson. Mrs. Jewett and Mrs. Hitchcock also
assisted in entertaining the company in the
Blue parlor. Miss McCrary wore a white striped
silk with brocaded ilowers between the stripes,
a mcst elegant toiiet. Miss Schurv. wore white
cashmere, the boddice cur in diamonds in front
and tilled in with lace, which was very becoming
to her fresh complexion. The visitors wandered
through all the parlors, and quite a number
gathered in the East room. The conservatories
were open, as usual, and were visited by
many. Gen. and Mrs. Hastings were missed
from among Mrs. Hayes'corps of aids. The.v
departed at one o'clock Saturday to pass the
winter at Bermuda. Miss Anthony, Mrs. Wells
and Mrs. Williams, of 1 tab, and others of tHe
Women's Suffrage association called to pay their
resj ects to Mrs. Hayes during the reception.
Among others than those mentioned at the reception
were Attorney Genera! Devens, Fir>t
Assistant Postmaster General Tyner. Governor
and Mrs. Mccormick, Judge Bradley's wife and
daughter, chief Just iee white's wife and d utgliter,
Mrs. Field, Miss Harrison and Miss Knight, >
who are the guests of Mrs. Field; Judge and
Mrs. MacArthur, and her niece, Mrs. Keith; the
Haii'sh minister and Mine, de Hegerinann. the
Brazilian minister and Mme. Borges, Arlstarclii
Fey, the Turkish minister; several of t lie Chinese
legation; Colonel Scott and his wife, ttie
daughter of Gen. Wlnfield Scott, Mrs. Kimmel
and her niece. Miss Goldsborough; Mrs. Fort.
Mrs. Powers, Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson's guest.
Mis. stebblns, of New York; Representative
Morse and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Miner of itoston,
Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Lord, Miss Freeland, Miss
(lialiners. Mrs. Watson and her daughter and
niece, Mrs. Howe and Mrs. Tottcn, Gen. Bingh<
m, Mrs. Hllgard, Mrs. and Miss Sherrlll, Mr.,
Mrs. and Miss I.athrop, Mr. and Mrs. Owen
Aldis. Miss Page, Mr. ( has. Bryan. Mr. Chandler
of Boston, Mrs. Wylie, Mr. Eugene Hale,
(Jen. l.'obiiison. chairman of the state republican
association of Ohio. Miss Emma Janes, !>r.
Matthews, U. s. N., and wife, Mrs. and Miss
Humphreys, Miss Lancaster, Miss swann, Mrs.
Aliis'-n. Mrs. Stanley Matthews and her daughter
and son. Mrs. \\ alteram. commodore I-'ebiLc:
's wife and daughter, Miss Kdes. Mrs. Dudlej
and her sisters. Miss Scott and Mrs. Skillmaa,
Mr. aLd Mrs. Bridves. Mrs. Christy, and Mr.
and Mrs. Andrews.
L'r. Baxter, ihe attending physician, says
that, though Justice Hunt is improving, he
rears he will never recover the use of Ids side.
His mind Is perfectly clear, but, while he can
answer questions with ' Yes'' or ' No," he cannot
connect sentences, constant expressions
of i egret for his severe Illness and his noble
wife's afflict ion in witnessing it are heard.
Numerous ladies and not a few gentlemen I
were out Friday lo pay their respects to the
ladies who receive visitors on that day. The ,
French minister's attractive wife, Mme.outrey. 1
was "at home" all the afternoon, and welcomed i
many. Her cousin, Miss Russell, of New York. \
ably assisted her in entertaining. Unfortunate
ly, during the late cold spell the water-pipes !
burst in this house, quite saturating the e\- '
quisite oriental furniture and carpets in Mme. j
Outiej "s large drav< lng-room. Most of the furniture
at the French legation is covered with
brocades, satins and cloth of gold, presented by
the Mikado to M. Outrey when in Japan in the
diplomatic service of his country. The materials
are such as cannot be purchased except In
china or Japan. The parlors are divided by
oriental draperies, present ing a unique and ele- !
gant upj earance.
Mis. cat roil and her daughter, Mrs. II iggard.
and their guest, Miss Lilian Carpenter, had a
large reception at the homestead or the C rrroli |
family so noted in the social annals of Wash- j
ington for its generous hospitality.
Mis. iiicl cits had a crowded reception a? her j
residence one street, at which she was as usual j
assisted by a bevy of pleasing young ladles. I
Miss McCall, of Philadelphia. Miss Paulding. !
Miss Heard. Mrs. Fisher, and Miss LarnM m ;de j
themselves most agreeable as aids. The visl- i
tors continued calling uutil dark.
Mrs. itogers received a number of calls, as I
also did Mrs. Earned,Miss Edes and other ladies 1
residing on F and a streets, above 17th.
Senator Kernan's family have arrived iu the }
city, and are at the former residence of Secretary
Fish.
Sir Edward and Lady Thornton left for Canada
on Wednesday evening. During their absence
their daughters and Miss Boyle do not receive.
I he new Spanish minister is expected to
arrive alxmt ttie close of this month. He has a
large family of daughters.
Mr. Bennington, of Newark, N. J., son ot ex- '
Sj eaker Pennington, is In the city.
Judge and Mrs. Field have two young ladies
as their guests, one of whom. Miss Harrison, is !
a Baltimore belle.
The ladies or Willard's hotel have selected
Tuesday's as their reception day.
A Gkeat Land Case Decided.?The case of
Benjamin Scull and others against the United
states, in which a claim was set up under a
special grant to eleven thousand square miles
of land, embracing twenty-four counties in the
states of Missouri and Arkansas, was to-day
decided by the U. S. Supreme court adversely*
to the claimants. It Is held that no adequate
survey of the alleged grant ever has been made,
and that no survey can be made which will correspond
with the terms of the concession,
o\\ ing to the erroneous ideas which were entertained
at tlie time It was made as to the
source and direction ot White river, by reference
to which it was intended to be located.
The Scoak Tariff Question.?The committee
on ways and means to-day. after further
discussing the sugar tariff qbestion, agreed by
a vote of six to four to submit to the House a
bill lixine the rate as follows: on all sugars,
syrups, ivc., not above No. 13 Dutch standard
two cents and forty one-hundredths per
pound, on all sugars, syrups, i'C.. above
No 33, and not above No. Id Dutch standard
two cents and seventy-five one-hundredths per
pound, and on all sugars above No. is Dutch
standard four cents per pound.
The Natal investigation.?The House naval
committee this morning had before it ex-Chief
Engineer King, who was examined by ex-Chief
Engineer Wood in relation to some boilers condemned
by tire latter, and which the witness
Lad previously testified were serviceable, an.1
ought not to have been sold. He was confronted
with an inspection report made by him in ISM,
wherein he reported a number of these same
boilers of inferior material and imperfect construct
ion. To this he replied, the report was
made while the boilers were in process of conduction,
and that the defect s were remedied
by the contractors. The examination was very
lengthy, but no material new fact was elicited.
The Illinois Senatorship.?Balloting for
United states senator will begin in the Illinois
legislature on ttie 21st, but the republican caucus
will probably be held before tneclose of the
prefer,t week. Logan's chances are said to be
declining in lace of bitter newspaper and personal
opposition, while those of Oglesby and
Farwtll h?.ve considerably improved.
Tnb House Beats the Man.?The contest o'
pedestrianlsm between George Guyou and the
allien Ilessing, jr., a' Chicago, terminated on
Saturday night. During the fifty-two hours the
liorse had covered 201 miles and the man 149.
Both were In good conditlon at the finish.
Ti:e British in Afghanistan.?General Stewart's
troops marched through Candahar Satur3
ay. The Afghan officials had tied towards
Herat and the garrison disbanded, 'fae Ameer
Is In Russian territory asking Russian mediation.
lie is expected at St. Petersburg next
UlOLtll.
TnB cocrt Martial for the trial of Captain
French, one of the heroes of ttie Llttie Big Horn
light, commenced Friday at Fort Lincoln, Neb ,
but had to adjourn until to-day on account of
l he defendant being too drank to attend. The
ibarge is drunkenness.
Lost With all on Board.?a cable dispatch
reports the total loss of the bark Gunttllda near
Ulasgow, with all on board, on Bordeaux bir.
--he was on a vovage rrom Baltimore for Bordeaux,
grain laden, capt. Wm. Grant, of Little
liaibor, Fix tou county, master.
The Visj: of tin- Wotni'ii *<<iff ragists
(? t!ir President.
This morning, at 10 o'clock, by previous appoint
ment. the Pre-idem received the committee
appointed by t he National Women's SuTra^e
Association to wait npon him and present a 1
memorial addressed "To Ilis Excellency the
I President ot the 1'nlted States,'" and setting
forth that, "as women and representatives of
associations of women waited upon your Excellency
before the delivery of your llrst and
second annual messages, asking that in those
documents you remember the disfranchised i
millions of women citizens of the I'nlted i
states; and as, upon careful examination of
those messages, we lind therein specific illv
enumerated the lntere-ts, great and stn ill. of
all classes of men, and recommendations of
needful legislation to protect their civil and political
rights, and !ind no mention made o; any
need of legislation to protect the political, civil
or social rights of twenty millions of women
citizens?on< -liaif of the iKV-ple of this repuhlii:
and as there is pending Ujon the calendir in
the l'. s. Senate a constitutional a mend in ?t to
prohibit the several states from dlsfrancldslng 1
I nited States citizens on account of sex. and a
similar constitutional amendment is pendln r |
upon a tie vote In the House judiciary committee;
and as petitions to so amend the constitution
have been presented to both houses of
congress by more than 4<?,?w>i? w ell-known, in|
telhgent men and women, citizens or thirty- 1
five states and the territories; and ;ls the in- ;
creasing intelligence and the higher, broader
culture of the women of to-dav cause them to '
[ more keenly feel their political degradation
! and to more clearly see that their efforts to Improve
their own condition and that of humm|
itv are hedged in on every side in legislation in
which they have no part, and to realize the
peril and the injustice of the combined refusil
on the part of the government to count their
opiidons at the ballot-box; therefore, we resi
eetfully ask your Excellency, in vour n>\<
annual message, to make mention of the disfranchised
millions or wives, mothers an l <
daughters of this republic, and to recommend
to Congress that women citizens c;iuarv . j! i
men be protected In the exercise ?.f tlie:r civil
and political rights."
THERE WERE I*!?ESEKT
Of the committee. Mrs. M iMda .l'. <;age, Mrs
V. . rTi' inI ''"?and Mrs. spencer. 1
of this city. 1 lie Misses Foster, representatucs;of
a suffrage association of Philadelphia. 1
and Miss Woodbury, of the Washington Press, i
and Mrs. /ina \oung Williams, (of rtah). were 1
also present. Tlie Presidenl invited the ladies 1
into the library, that they might tr* secure from
interruption, and gave them throughout a most !
respect lul and courteous hearing, asking them
onestions, and showing an evident interest in 1
the sub:ect. The suffrage committee spoke
hrsi. and presented the a memorial to the Presi !
dent, who promised it consideration.
the two ladies from i'taii
next addressed the President, urging him not j
to sign tlie bin now pending in committees of
House and senate, which, in enforcing the law
of ls 2 against polygamy and disfraueldsing all
practicing It. will render outcasts fifty thou-ind
Mormon women, and make their children illegitimate.
The President asked i hem to set forth the
facts in writing and send them to him that he
might carefully weigh so important a matter
he entire interview was conducted by the
ladies in a calm and well-considered manner
and distinguished especially for the brevity
each speaker observed in presenting an array
of facts, with an evident determination to occupy
as little of the valuable time of the President
gas possible.
mrs. hayes.
Before they rose to leave he asked them if he
should bring Mrs. Hayes in to see them. This
proposition was joyfully accepted, and after
the President withdrew/leaving ids wife with
them, a pleasant t a Ik was had with her by the
Mormon ladles, the others yielding entirely to
them, as they had traveled so f ir to present
their case. Mrs. Hayes, when the ladles rose to
go. showed them all the bedrooms in the hou^c. '
which are always in order by 9 a. in., and h id
them conducted through the conservatories \n
with one voice proclaimed their irreat adm<ration
of the presiding lady at the White House.
The District in Congress.
meeting ok t1ik senate district committee.
The Senate committee on the District or Columbia
met this morning. The communlca- j
t ions of Secretary Sherman and Treasurer Giltillan
relative to the funding of the District in- I
debt edness, vhicli have been published In The i
star, were referred to the Senate committee on i
appropriations.
The committee agreed to reoort favorably a
biil introduced a month auo by Mr. Dorsev to j
authorize the District Commissioners to adjust
and tlx tlie water rates within the District.
'1 lie Commissioners are authorized to nx the 1
rates to be paid in the District for the use of 1
Potomac water supplied for any purpose from
the aqueduct except for use or the ["nited i
States or the District of Columbia, and to es- I
tabllsh rules for the payment thereof. The i
rates so established shall not be such as will in
crease the revenues of tlie water department in '
proportion to the number of places supplied :
more than 30 per centum.
vt;V,"'I?lUU? also agreed to report favor- j
H? PI directing the commissioners of the '
? Columbia, or their successors in of- |
flee, to examine and audit for settlement the
claim of 1 hos. I.ucas. assignee of Peter Murrav
& < o., growing out of a contract, in writing-,
with the board of health of the District of col
lumbia, to abate certain nuisances in the city
of Washirgton by iateral sewers running from
the premises upon which (lie nuisances existed
to certain main sewers in said city, said contract
being dated June 2. 1^74; and the Com- !
mlssloners are also directed to pav Thos. Lucas ;
He amount found due upon such audit, out of
any moneys belonging to the general fund of
said DiStilct: Provided, hoirever, That the said I
board or health shall likewise approve said
audit.
the house committee on the district
also held a meeting this morning. There was ;
Quite a long discussion on the elab >rate bill in- j
troduced recently by Mr. Blackburn, of Kentucky.
to revise the statutes in force in the DIs- !
trict. The decided sentiment was expressed '
i li.tt nothing could be accomplished in me in itter
during t he present session. Finally, the bill
was referred to the sub-committee on the judiciary
to study Its features unl report at a "subsequent
meeting.
The committee accorded a hearing to T T
Durantand Messrs. Gait and Drew, who asked
an appropriation or fi'.iMH) tor the support of"a
free dispensary in the District. The committee
directed the clerk to communicate the fact or
the request to the District Commissioners, with
a request also that a reply be sent by Wednes- i
u3y next.
The committee agreed to report favorably the 1
bih to incorporate the Mount Pleasant rail com pany.
It names as incorporators Wm. H Beck
Vi* ?rme- Eyman s. Emery, Geo. vv
Gilbert vanderwerken, John T. Lenman, J V
Brown, Wm. K. iiiley. '
The committee also passed appropriate eulores?bitions
to the late chairman, General
\> imams.
Chairman Blackburn reappointed Mr. H C
Tillman cleik of t he committee.
1 he sub-committee on ways and means will
meet to-morrow to consider the District estimates
and the new license bill.
the district revised code.
The bill to amend and revise the statutes of
the District of Columbia has been printed and
makes a document of too printed pages. It is
the largest bill ever introduced in congress.
in the senate to-day
Senator IngalLs, from the District committee,
requested the reference of i he petition of the
Women's Christian Association asking an anprcpi
lation of $10,000 to carry on their work, to '
the senate committee on appropriations, with
a favorable recommendation.
oi.earv's New York Time Bxaten ? \t
Lynchburg, va? Saturday evening, E. Fisher,
peae&trian, completed a walk or four hundred
miles Inside of 133 hours, with two hours to
spare. He made the last mile ia s.'.j minutes.
'Ihis beats O'Leary's New York time over teii
hours. Boyd, a Lynchburg amateur, made :s.?o
miles.
tse Fitz. John Porter Case has been conclud'd.
and the three members of the court
will communicate their opinion to the Pre3i 1
dent. i
breathitt county mtrdkreks indicted ?
Fourteen men have been indicted for the mur- <
der of Judge Burnett, one of the victims of the
outlaws of Breathitt county, Ky. Four otuers 1
are Indicted for the murder of Freeman. J
PorE Leo XIII. has written an encyclical letter
in w hlch he arrays the power of the Roman ]
catholic church against Socialism, communism, t
and Internationalism, and calls upon the Bishops
to combat these dangerous doctrines.
The New York Pickpocket, Charley Ryan, t
anested at Halifax, N. 8., during the reception <
ot the governor-general, and sentenced to one i
year's imprisonment for stealing a watch, was ?
sent to the hospital for treatment of a wound, f
and soon after escaped. j
?
FORTY-FIFTIM COXGRES*.
Monpav, January 13.
sl'XATK. ? The Chaplain In his opening
prayer feelingly alluded to tli?* death a( Representative
Schleicher. or TVvts. and inveked the !
divine blessing upon bis family.
Immediately after the readin r of the journal
of Fridav "s proemHngs a message was received
from the Houseof Represeulat :ve. announcing
t lie death of Mr. Schleicher, and 1 :> pass i<e ( .f j
a resolution by that b?xty providing for the ap- ;
} (Ointment of a committee of eight mem'>ers > f
the House of Representatives andthiee mem.
bers of the senate to arrange for the fun-Til, j
and accompany the remains to Texas.
Mr. Coke. submitted a resolution declaring I
that the senate had heard, with deep sensiwii- ,
ty. the announcement of the death or Mr. ,
Schleicher, and agreeing to the resolution of t he i
liaise providing for the appointment of a com- .
mlttee to arrange for the funeral, .v<.
Tie vice President appointed as the eoinmlt- ,
tee on the part of the Senate, Messrs. coke.
Bayard and Hamlin.
The Vice president laid before the senate \ I
rious communications from the secretary of
Warenclosing reports from the chief r e,i:lneersin
regard 10 surveys westof the Missjssippi
river, and certain changes proposed by |
the National Academy or Science--, in con- j
eluding his letter tlie secretary sns tt I- b
lieved to be tor th-' be>t interest of tlie govern- !
merit that the surveys shall contlruiet > 1 lie full j
extent that Congiess may be willing to grant !
appropriations therefor. Referred to thee.nu- j
mnteeen appropriations. Also, letter of the
se cretary <1 War enclosing a report <r col. c. j
A. Stewart, 1". s. A.. In lV-ranl to the improve- ;
matt of san Diego harbor. CaL Fiootlie suk i
( f>ie< r enclosing report of Major C. 15. Comstoch. .
engineer coips. in regard to the duplication of ;
tie War depart met t survey of the Mississippi
river bv the coast survey. Also, from the sec- 1
retaiy of War transmitting for the emsidcra- j
tion of tlie committee on army reorganisation a '
letter from < ol. tb-orire \\. to ity, eomraan linthe
artillcr;. school. suggesting a substitute ! >1 |
sections -M ard 255 of the bill re -ii'lv r?
jiortcd to reotgari/e the army, all ?>j which
weio appropriately rcfeired.
The vice President also laid before the senatea
communication from Prof. s. F. Baird, 1 .
s. Fish Commissioner, enclosing his annu ?1 re- |
port for i-TT ;s. ordered to be printed.
A resolution of Mr. Anthony, to print s.noa
extra copies, was referred to the committee on
printing.
Sundry petitions won- presented from various
parisof tlie country, favoring such legislation
as will make effective the anti-polygamy lawof
ls62. Referred to the committee on the Judiciary.
Sir. Withers presented a petition ot clti/ensof
charlotte. Ya.. favoring the repeal of the tobac- !
co tax. Referred to the committee on finance.
A large number of petitions were presented,
farming the passage of 1 lie bill granting arrears 1
( f pensions, an ot which were laid on the table. |
the bill having been reported to the senate.
Mr. Edmunds, In presenting petitions of this '
character, read a circular sent out by claim j
agents requesting persons to procure signatures '
t(? the petition^, and said the value of petitions ;
gotten up in this way were net of tlie very j
highest character.
Mr. Reman, in presenting similar petitions.
said he had many letters from soldiers and the !
widows of those who were soldiers, urging the
passage of the bill, and he had 1.0 doubt that
theie was an honest public sentiment in its
favor.
Mr. Thurman also expressed himself as in favor
01 the passage of thebllL
Mr.tJrover presented various resolutions or
the ereuon legislature, protesting against Chinese
Immigration: favoring the improvement ot 1
various livers In that stale, and asking the :
removal of t be I matllla Indians from that state; |
all of which weie referred to appropriate committees.
Mr. Spencer presented the petition of A. B.
Mullett. late supervising architect of the Treasure
department, asking compensation for extra
services in connection with the new state. War
and Naw department building, 1he Postotllee j
department and District jail, lie also introduced
a bill to carry out the prayer of the peti- !
tioner. Interred to the committee on claims.
Mr. Matthews introduced a bill to refund certain
special improvement taxes to ll. l>: and II.
s. Walbridge. Referred to committee on the
District of Columbia.
Mr. Howe said the joint committee on libraryhad
referred to it the report made to the secretary
of the Interior in regard to the cost of certain
s<iuares near the Capitol for the new
library of congress The committee had agree t
upon a bill, and he hoped the senate would a<'
upon It soon, lie therefore reported a bill to j
provide additional accommodations for the 1
iibrary of Congress. Placed on the calendar.
The Senate during the morning hour passed 1
without discussion the bill appropriating <
$2o0,ou? for a lire-proof building tor the national
museum, adjoining the Smithsonian institution.
At 12:50 a message was received from the j
House of Representatives inviting thesenire '
to attend the funeral of Hon. tiustav Schleicher
in the hall 01 the House at 3 p.m. to-day.
The Invitation was accepted, and the Senate, j
as a mark of respect to the memory of the de- t
ceased, took a recess until 3 p.m.
HOl'SE.?Mr. Swann, chairman of th'1 com- |
mittee on foreign affairs, submitted a report of
the proceedings of that committee touching the 1
death of (iustav Schleicher, bearing testimony
to the unexempllfied merits, honest statesman- I
ship, and kind qualities of their late colleague,
directing the payment of the remainder ol his 1
salary as a member of the Forty-fifth congress
to his bereaved family, and requesting the next
congress to make a similar appropriation 01 Illsalary
as a member of the Forty-sixth Coagre&?.
The report was unanimously adopted, and
after agreeing to a resolution making arrangements
for the performance of the burla! service
in the hall of the House at 3 p.m.. the t
House at 12:10 took a recess until 2:55.
Affair* 011 the Virginia Side.
Falu Chcbch, Va.. Jan. 13, lSTs.
Hilitor star:?We had a very remarkable specimen
of weather last week. On Wednesd3y noon
the sun shone as brightly and almost as balmily i
as in the spring time, and the pure white snow 1
melted, and the water tlowed in the street In
streamlets. But far otherwise was the weather ]
at sundown. A nor. wester blew with fearfui i j
violence and bearing sutlerlng on Its wings. |
That wind blew as terribly for three days, and j
probably the thermometer marked the lowest I
temperature weshall have this hibernal season,
w hlch was 1 degree below zero. Most all our
citizens lost their house plants. 1
The past tall and the winter thus far proves l
that hereabouts is the locality. In a very notice- :
able degree, where "thieves break through and 1
steal." The felons. If I may here use this word <
of uncertain signification, seek the products of '
the farm and garden in general and the poultry 1
Hock in particular, sometimes, however, they <
take a variety of easUy portable property. By j
and by these night prowlers will get their reward
as administered or proffered by the shot 1 }
gun. There are many kept loaded here for this l
purpose. I have been tola tiiat by these rascals
Mr. Henry Febrey lost one night two loads of ;
cabbage ;uid some parts of harness. The lots
away from the house were watched and the I '
cabbage was taken from near his house: that i
Mr. John Wrennlost a harness. Mr. Wm. Wrenn j v
25 bushels of potatoes taken from the hole; Mr.
Isaac Crossman poultry and Mr. John Crosaman i .
ditto poultry at two different times; John Wl'.- j J
liams a live fat hog: A. M. Ford poultry; Mr | =
Sprangle lost poultry twice; Mr. Roe lost 40 J
bushels of wheat all ready loaded to be taken to .
market In the morning: a Mrs. Ball lost four or
five live fat hogs; and Mrs. Sewall poultry.
These are the cases that occur to me as 1 write, >
and do not by any means cover all the losses j
from thieves. Mr. Perigo lost 30 pounds of but- a
ter and some other property, etc., etc. There j,
are men that do a marketing business in your j,
city with stuff tney steal.
Do vou know that we have a newspaper lum? narv?
perhaps you have not yet caught ttte s
gleam of its photosphere, vou will catch i 11
soon, with blinding brilliancy. . ft
The churches here just now ar6 having a ic
united protracted evangelical effort. Yesterday s
the Rev I, B Piatt received Into the Congrega- t<
tlODal church eight new members. ic
The Lecture Association and the "Belles- y
lettres Club" have suspended operat Ions during d,
t he revival season. ' The Club,'' another as >> o1
elation of a literary, musical, and social charac- 01
ler. is so genial and beneficent In Its Intluence
that It continues Its regular meetings.
(ieo. B. Ives, esq., has a tread-mill in process H
[>f ere'ctlon here. di
There is considerable inquiry in regard to the ci
1.111 in Congress to build a new free bridge in
tcross the Potomac, at the "Three Sisters.' ai
What is its status? That is the question: di
PS Mr C. E. Daly had a horse stolen son e tl
ittle time ago; both the thief and the hone ic
tvere found la your cl^r. Has. tr
Sitting Bcix Wants to Come BiCK? Run- ?
jers from Sitting Bull s camp In British Atner- w
ca fear the United states boundary, ha-e
;onie In to the Cheyenne agency with overt j
'or the return of the band. They propose w? vi
iurrender horses and arms and sub.nit to d?
igency rules if guaraMeed protection by the w
^?veii.meiit. Si
Telegrams to The Star.
I .ibor ^friUrs in I'lljimtil,
t ' '/ iV* * ' " ~-A tiikt* ni (HIUhi (>|? raJives
at i r? si,.i, j> feared on ihe i.>t u.st . when
tt e ten p'r iTTlt. reduction Of ?8fi - *111 It,. ,,n_
rni M,<|tifn(V "I Hie resumption ot
w?rk I'V U:. ni'wa? coinl-h-tors at le,u H'i
il'L.!rtr!; . rnlhM,> emidm.-s lira.tr .nl Iuvo
' 'IU ,1, ' '*<T> >rr&nird on tin*
teim* efleied by the railways directors.
I tial* *r?l<>i:?*f?. to I raiKc.
i or 1 n !' 'be prime min;
1 ~ "'i-a nil on Friday in full unlfl,,,
; '1 =?: ?d with a numerous mitte
5";, Z 1 ami on be .a!f I.r tin"
ri-ht-o w v. i r i,'* ,, vs'y. tim? consul of
h s 't.ft . 1 \ ' l !;'' -1 ,l?,lbvaU
tk'iM-d cri Tt.iUv ' " vtihv FwiK"1 st**
Vr . * Krrwrr? Kiirnrd.
biewe^ liV-V V"0' '' r" k <?^nslve
' . ' N,nvark w as burn.'i earlv this
f-."o U'.'1 n:rT- ' ts es minted at
i? i'<" J i " fbuildings
and malt, Family insuted.
llrokrii.
v.. 'v>V-The 1-0 cor,;. hp|M
U mm ,UN ,,lorn"^ Hi.
u i until.at the rate of fivemtlesan hour.
(olil Urmiii r in \ll>nn>.
. .ta:i. !?'I'hls Is 11 ^ coldest
inv rr'is sltv!' ">"* '?f tin- t|,ermon.?
ui is ?, degrees Ih'Iou ;vro.
,, * BiMillrr|- llurii<-il>
??a tagy, t;rr
, * ' '.ii'fHi, ; do. fti..tii.l .ri < '|"i
do I ",st dm cou itm.* 77 v ?i. I>?r. 33 *
I'M r? . . i" j" >"rtl> Un.[.n? m??w.
?'< .&.?W
nrddj; ihou^lvo XtTl&r
piw.2 A,: . . do. extra. 3 -?,< Ku'onlSdi
,Vu" f,n' 'V. ^ 2.\ W'h.-at. ?.! Xra
til in ami poti iTi?|iiiT*y ; wr^\? ri) irii.-t ? I ? i?? ,
\n'-J l?' ""V nl- !'"al ,1'1 'TiVr, 1 t'Tal o'
2 Fniiiiiylvania rnd, 1 ?ts v,. > w.wvrn winter
?rt-, "V?. h,: i Jwicarv. l i?s,i ... iv',!?.
' jp" ."' ' ?m,?MithflriiiiU!rt aim uiui-t. ?ti.|
l of'\ Wturn a?.| f?w, r -M-t.-Vi ,u^"i
spot. 44- M4 V; January. 44H..44 .. ? . .: ? A J'4 1
41-1; Wat. h. 44\a?r? M-.u.-rV 4 , i . '
..1 . we^Urj) , - ail; do. ?? '*? i,
<jn:rt anil t a: .-j, ?-eontlicrji. f.r if.s || ;i- ,iu j .
r.rlUJ" l'* lil vyl\.*l' aii.| M..r\lai ,1, IOin^Hh).
Vr. vts oT - IT ,,v.w- 1, ;t .f .. i. v. ... ?
M ' : ui ; . : .>* Bulk m.-at :. o* . ,. ,<
Li -iv]T riv~ ? : -, k,>:
J'.uk'i4V r t?! <?uUVr<. o..|. .?(r r,i.
fall i,. ?... Han- f.urar .n-l. in-v.- . . | *r.|
rrfliied, t fr.w, ?' 4. l>utti>r t S >< .n- d for
rhow-*erteri,. l? s>. ml ?, I'nnw4?m
\.ea^ a:;i! i;Ci- al?criidf. t- . r Tir<\?
??Li*t ii rrir?Rvcfri: h^.1! -a1 WhiMl^v
Vjal.lo Fr> ijrhtt.: > Livi-r,- -o. r -'..aui-r
?;m< t-cotton, Wil., flour. I'^ i-I ; ...I lie
ce ptf-flour l.twi; wheat, r.
oai- 4 m m ni"rt?- w' f-a; s.\ .,,i , -T, ?_" ,,
NKW VOo'K. ta'i. I t.? '\t >;? v
I *. I hi.Kf- 1 cik, 4S.A..; ?;borl. 4s". ttaver
liiuei tf= Si live
SEWYOllK, -lan. M ?Flour nu t*, u;.??t dull
Con. tjrm
LOKDt'N. -tan. i:>, 12 r in.?r s Imhi Ih
four-ei d-a l |? r cents . Ids, ti-u t..r*- - lln ?'
V: 1 tvferrv.I, as ., I..,;,.. . 0?tum ???
Nt'W .lei w\ Cculr:;!
TF-m oVN lJUOKK toe T?t t.FK ? 'MMTTTTE
.mhIlo L. \ . I.ot vo- ,.i i'oiimis |wrl>h. i a . t?*-tlt.ert
11 foi< Hit To!i?Tcoinmltt4vln Nru orlo.n.s
gMunUy, in retettAl or the n-iml?".ican testl*
niony relattxeio i>oliUial outran-s. i , n latfon
to the row at t tie house of lhe rolored !!hh Fairfax
he says that t ajn. I'eok and : ^ friends
went to Fall tax's houso to evixisniiate with
him apalt s: arraylntr t ti?- bi t airalnst
the whitis: < apt. Feck was hiiiisoif shot
down, aid In the ttjrht that ens several
i^dored ir.c:i were wounded.one tataily. The
blacks at once massed In larpe numiH*rs a>id
It became i.eet slir> f.ir the author:; :os to restore
oider. Warrants Issued fort lie arrest ..r
Fairfax couM not 1?- served owin ^ to blacks
who i.cckid i.roui.d him. <;?"o. y. rwooj. ot
< addo,testliied to havinc l*vu shot in li? faee
by negrres in the Caledonia aflair. Wui. A
I.eary, of t a<ld->. a lawyer and editor of th.>
Sta.ufani, wast be ne\t witness, lio i-.ta^id, i>.it
I (1st i let Attorney Leonard ros|?on^ih:e tor the
troubles In the late elect ion. "Ilefs now accusing
us." t ne w it ness said, -of doiei; w hat he advccatrd
In past yea is lie state t in his inter,
view wiili 1 lesldent Mayes that tin .v were uo
whites in the streets of shreve|?ori on election
day: the reason oi i ids was that 'he n?xr<H**<
sunout.ded the polls, and the whites staid awav
to give tbem a fair showing; the election was
tair and jitaceful. and negroes \ >!?'d without
molesiation."* .I.e. Voncure.of Caddo, sivakei
of the house ot representatives, testliled to
simllai facts.
Pts< OVKHV of Fracps rroN tiik opn keiiows.?A
telegram troni Nashville. Tenn . .Ian.
12. says:?The grand ofticersot theodd Fellows
have dlsonvered a conspiracy to defraud the
society oi Insurance money. lnvoMng A. t?. 1*
It. seborn. Fast a rand Master, living at Murtie?'slx?rr>".
and n r. Howell, of Chutanooga
1 tie parties coUeeted lnsura-iee luonev
and n-covered ?2.<*hi from the I^ike Siiore and
Mh liigan southern Railroad t oriywiny. bv
claiming thedt ath of a tictitious person in the
Ashtahula dl-aster. The matter lias . a used an
uproar oi e\citemeut In the order, seborn and
ll< well ha\e eonfessed. and the- Iodise has taken
egal st.-{s. The amount Involved In new
fcheir.es tc defraud the Benevolent society ot
Chicago .ltd tl.e I niietl Ifrotherhood of Penns\
l\ ania is estimated at 11;, conspiracy
had jiown to such lar-e pp>portlons that probably
net ha'.f the rascality has yet be?-n dexei<-|td.
A Woman l.i hskh toukath.?a lett#-i from
Fiedetlck, Md.. to the lial'lmoreSu,i savs: "Miss
Fettle Mohlei. ajed aliout forty-fixe' y, ars a
well-known and Llghly re.-pe<-t*'-d lady of iliis
city, was the victim Thursday night of a shocking
coal oil accident, resulting irom a habit
always fraught with most dangerous consequences.
Having disrobed preparaton to retiring.
she stepped o\crto a dresser upon winch
stood a lighted coal oil latnp. and forth*-purpose
of quickly extinguishing It blew into the
chimney. A terrible explosion followed, and
her entire body was instantly envi l >ped In
flames. No one being near save an elderly aunt,
who was already abed, the unfortunate woman
ran dow n stairs and out into the yard, screaming
for assistance, ller cries were heard b\ a
gentleman passing b>. w iio hastllj entered ami
succeeded In extinguishing the tire, but not before
her bCidy was burned .?lniost to a crisp. No
possible hope of recovery." Later Information
states, she died Friday niclit.
Akrest ok as A?:mv Oi i icer.?The New
^ oik tniifh slates that 4'apt. 'i homas lllair, the
offi<jer of the fifteenth i nited states inrantaty
w ho married t he widow of *;en. <ronton ?rraiigersi-xeral
months ago. wasanvst,?<i in tiiai
city Thuisday evening, at theinstuuce ot tinWar
Department, and is now held a i.rlsoneroti
?Governor's Island, to await further e-rders from
Washington, i he 7v??.< * says but lit tie is known
as to the natuie of the charges, but it lst>upfiosed
that the forgery of ofiicial signatures to a
paper jmriioiting to be his discliarge from tinsenlie
will be the leading charge, ji is alleged
by the American consul at Glasgow, that ? 'apt
Hlair. whose real name is Nichols, ban a w ife
ild children in Scotland.
( ommopoke John <;t est, conunandant of the
Portsmouth X. II.) navy yard, died ilien- ve>lerday,
oi gastric lever and heart dtseas?-. combined
with kidney trouble. He leaves a wife
jnd daughter, who is the wire of I.ieut. Seymour.
attached to the navy yard, and four sons.
:?neol whom Is a lieutenant In the Mh cavalry
rbe remains will be taken to Philadelphia, and
[he funeral takes place on Thursday, rommolote
Guest was 55 years of age.
A Dt ei. in New Mexico.?Majors Scnniga and
ianchcz. of the Mexican army, quarreled in a
jail-room at lledras Nekras, Mexico. Sentilga
hrew a tumbler at Sanchez. The latter called
ienniga out in the stree-t. A duel with pistols
ollowed. Sf'iitiiga was shot In the heart and
cilled. and Sanchez w as badly wounded.
('HAKflEn WITH ItOBBfNii His Empi.ovbr.?.las
<mith, a bar-tender for Charles Fisher, New
fork, was ariested Saturday, charged with rob?ing
his employer, his t hens extending through
everal years and amounting to$l7,<??o, which
le placed In banks, with a view to starling
luslness for himself. He was released on promsing
to return |4.<??i of the stolen money.
Recovery ok stolen Money.?The Merchants'
National Bank of St. Paul, Minn., has recovered
30,000 cash and 16,000 In real estate fmm the
bscond- d real estate agent. Charles Etherldge.
t is understood Etherldge has secured civil
irniunity by a compromise.
The Fi-cop in the Rappahannock River
eems to have been more disastrous than that
l the Potomac. The river rose six or eight
*t on Thursday evening, and a quantity of ice
)dged against one of the wooden supports of
cott's bridge at Fredericksburg, which yielded
) the pressure, letting one span down upon the
e below. The ice remained gorged, and on
riday the timbers were made secure. The
an age will probably amount to |S5A0. Travel
^er the bridge will be suspended fo - a week
rtwo.
The Funeral ok the Late Hon. Jclian
aktkiim.e took place In savannah. t*a, Satur?y.
The remains were taken from tie coun1
chamber, where tbey had lain in state durig
the night under the escort of the cueatham
rtillery, of which the deceased was an officer
irlng the late war, to C lrlst churcii, where
le burial serMce of the Episcopal church was
ad. The funeral cortege, escorted by IT s
oope and the white and colored militia, then
"oeeeded to !.aurel Grove cemetery, where the
mains were interred. The funeral procession
as the largest ever w itnessed in 8a\ atinali.
A Refpitk.?The supreme court of Pennsylinia
have lK-ld the case ot Sayre, the ?ift- mur*rer.
under advisement, and the governor nas
lthdrawn the death warrant indefinitely,
tyre w as to have been hung to-morrow.

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