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OFFICIAL PAPER OF THURSTON COPNTT. Oar AfMU. L. -P. FISHER. Newspaper Advertising Agent, Roomsßo and 31 Merchants' Exchange, California Street. San Francisco. M. PETTTNGILL & CO., 37 Park Row, New York. •LTINA. SATIIDAf MORNING. JAN. it, 1576. LOTTERY AMBLING. It was our intention to bavo expressed in this issue an unqualified condemna tion of all sugar-coated gambling de vices, but on looking over the files of the STANDARD for 1870, we find an article written by Beriab Brown, Esq., while he was its editor, which so fully ex presses the moral sentiment of the com munity in reference to legalized gam bling, that we reproduce if and accord to it the post of honor in this issue. It will be remembered that the article was called forth by the drawing of the San Francisco Mercantile Library Scheme, a project of far less magnitude, consid ering the population and wealth of the community in which it originated, than that which was specially authorized by the late Legislature and was so heart ily approved by bis Excellency, Gov. Ferry. The STANDARD of Nov. sth, of that year, says: The managers of this grand gambling scheme were all gen tlemen of the bigbest social standing, whose names are associated with raanv of the most notable morel and religious associations and enterprises, in a city famed throughout the world for its magnificent charities atail gener ous philanthropy. Among the pur chasers of the two hundred thousand tickets, every phase and condition of society was represented; ministers, priests, deacons, rabbis, and moral re form lecturers, staked their money upon the game of chance with professional gamblers, thieves and prostitutes, all acutated by an unhallowed greed for the acquisition of money without toil, of appropriating to their own use the earnings of others without returning an equivalent in value. Hon. Addison Gardner, a Judge of the superior Court of New York, in one of his decisions, by way of illustration, mentions the case of " a thief, who, in order to buy a lot tery ticket, picked bis companion's pocket, leaving a written pledge, with out signature, that if he drew a prize he would faithfully repay tho money." Who can estimate the number of such cases created by this grand lottery scheme; how many debts deferred; bow many wives and children robbed of their just dues by thebusbandandfatber; how much money obtained by fraud and false pretenses, for the purpose of in dulging in the inordinate propensity for gambling developed by this scheme for making one of tho most demoraliz ing passions tributary to a worthy ob ject? In our estimation, the very worst feature of this scheme was the high res pectability of the parties engaged in it. If all the gambling bouses, bouses of ill-fame and dens of vice upon the coast had been licensed to practice their vo cations npon condition of sharing their profits with some public benefaction, the consequences to public morls would not have been so damaging or wide spread aB has been this gambling de vice under legislative enactment and re ligious endorsement. Gambling is the besetting sin of the people and the pre dominant vice of the times; the social, moral and religious sentiments arc sub ordinated to the overpowering passion for acquisition—to hasten to be rich. No moral suasion can check it; no leg islative enactment can restrain it. All who believe in Divine guidance and the necessity of moral restraint to the happiness of man, should set their faces against this vice as against a moral pestilence, instead of attempting to pro fit by encooraging and fostering the evil. It is not too much to anticipate that the temptation to acquire riches by gambling which this scheme has offered to thousands who wero never tempted before, will prove like the planting of dragon's teeth in the crop of demoralization and vicious propen sities it will develop. VEEBLNO AROUND.— Mr. Curtis, editor of Harper's WeeUy, speaks of the " per sonal, selfish and char acter of the Adminstration." While we rejoice at this evidently sincere expres sion of opinion at a time when the pub lic sentiment should be directed to ward reform, we cannot obliterate the remembrance of how "personal, selfish and intensely partisan in character," Harper's publications were at the close of the war. We do not" know of any journal better qualified to express an unbiased judgment upon this subject. RKTLESKD. —Mr. J. Brown, of the firm of Young & Brown, the popular land lords of the Now England Hotel, has just returned from a brief visit to San Francisco. A sister accompanies him home. * BEOEET POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS. If the Republican party goes upon the pages of history noted for any one thing above another, it will be for its persistent efforts to maintain an ascend ency through the means of secret political machinery. The " Union League," the "Spartan Brotherhood," the " Grand Army of tho Republic," and other secret combinations instituted by, and to promote tho interests of, " the powers that bo," have been just so many auxiliaries to the grand move ment in Washington, whose sole objoct, stripped of all garniture, is to perpet uate the rule of the existing Adminis tration. Another of these powerful aids has just been unearthed, which, it is claimed has had an existence since 18G7, and exorted probably a control ing influence in the last Presidential election. It is denominated tho " Order of the American Union," and numbers among its members President Grant, Postmaster-General Jewell, Gov. Hayer> of Ohio, and other bright and shining political lights. According to the New York Herald, this order was organized in 1867, "for tho disfranchisement of Roman Catholics and prevent them from holding office," and has been working to accomplish that end for over eight years, without any one except the mem bers, suspocting its existence. The principles of the " Order of the American Union," are thus defined in the pream ble to its constitution: In view of the intolerant, persistent, ag §ressive efforts of Romanists and their evi ent determination to control the Govern ment of the United States, and to destroy our civil and religious liberty, we declare our selves adherents to the following proposit ions, viz? • First, That any interference in political affairs by any man or body of men acting in behalf, or bv direction of any ecclesiastical iKKIy or power, for the benefit of such organ ization, isopposed to that principal of civil and religious equality fought for by our fa thers and guaranteed by our national consti '"lerSnd, That 'any recognition of sectarian question or distinction in the management of our public, oducational or reformatory insti tutions, or in political affairs, is opposed to the spirit of our institutions. Third, That there is danger that the Roman Catholic church, professedly a body superi or to all governments, and demanding from their adherents an allegiance paramount to that given to the state, may take advantage —as tliey have in the past—of the equality al lowed to them in common with other forms of religious belief, to strive for political in fluence for the purpose of advancing tho in terests of the church. Therefore, as that organization have intro duced this issue into political affairs in vari ous sections of our country, and are urging their own recognition as an element in politi cal problems, and demanding special legisla tion lor their own benefit, wo further declare it to tie our conviction that true Americans should organize to oppose such attempts, It is sjiid that when a candidate ap peal's for admission to this Order, his standing as a Protestant is first made the subject of close inquiry, and if sat -1 isfactory be is sworn not to vote for i any Roman Catholic, or anybody sym pathizing with the Romish church, for any office of honor, profit or trust. He is likewise required to make oath that he will not allow his children to be ed ucated in any Roman Catholic school, and obligated to give the preference in all matters of business to Protestants. The Order appears to be modeled upon the ruins of the short-lived Know-Noth ing party, and doubtless whon it has served its purpose, of uniting and ren dering available as a political force the religious bigotry of tho couutry, it will fall to speedy ruin as did its illustrous predecessor. The consummate generalship of Grant in mapping out political campaigns must be acknowledged. has his Grand Army of the Republic for the gallant heroes, who may consider the Pope infallible, the League for those who possess no positive religious con victions and the Order of the American Union for those intolerant bigots who can see no good in any creed bnt their own. By these appliance it is hoped that a-Third Term will be forced upon an unwilling people. SANTIAM WATER-POWER. — Albany, Ore gon, is supplied with power to run its machinery, by a canal twelve miles long, which receives a supply of water from the Santiam river. The canal is twelve feet wide at the bottom, runs three feet depth of water, and supplies a fbrce of 1,800 horse power, which can be used three times if desired, the fall being thirty-four feet. Too OF 'EM. —Since the publication of the item last week stating the probabil ity of a marriage soon between one of our popular landlords and a fair damsel of this place, " mine hosts" of the New England and Carlton, have been fairly; overwhelmed with congratulations. So it appears there are two of 'em who con template an investment in life's lottery. PETITIOX FO2 PABDON. —The Express says that a petition for the pardon of Arthur Floweree from the penitentiary is in circulation in Pierce county. He was sentenced to four years' imprison ment in August, 1874, for killing James Diidley, at Tacoma. * An effort is being made in the Wyoming Legislature to repeal the Woman Suffrage act. It comes, of course, from the rougher specimens of humanity. S3T The Bedrock Democrat publishes a list of delinquent subscribers. RELIC OF THE ASTOB Expzx>rno>'.—A Portland exchange says: "A little be low Columbia City, on the beach, is a sandstone rock, visible at low tide, with the water at its present stage, bearing in several places the inscription, ' 1812.' It also has engraved upon it the letter V' and the engraving of a ship. In ' Franckero'B Narrative,' an account is given of an expediton being made up the river in the early part of May, 1811, (the Fur Company arrived at Astoria the last of March), and of making va rious landings on either side of the riv er. Among the gentlemen of the par ty were nono whose name began with V. But as one of the sailors of the Tonquin was namel Peter Verbel, and as sailors are much given to engraving on ivory, shell, stone or wood, it is more than probable that Peter Verbel was one of the boat's crow on this oc casion, and that he and none other left this inscription on the rock G5 years ago. As all of the Touquin's crew wore murdered by Indians of the North Coast in the following month, this stone is the only and lasting memorial of that ship's company in Oregon." ANOTHER WRECK IN THE COLUMBIA RIV ER. —A correspondent of one of the Port land papers writing from Astoria, under date of the 11 inst., says: The bark Rival, Capt. Clements, from San Fran cisco, endeavoring to beat over the Columbia bar, yesterday, had a narrow escape from total destruction. Capt. C. safely steered his bark over the bar, but after crossing—a stiff north-easter blowing—was not able, it appears, to bold her. Three times ho attempted, ineffectually, to wear his ship. Losing his foretopgallant sail, he was compelled to drop anchor, after which she was dragged over Clatsop spit into deep water, but not without one or two heavy thumps on the sands (the breakers run ning very high all around her), which started some of her bolts and caused her to leak considerably. Tho tugs Gen. Canby and Astoria went to her assistance, and by continual pumping she was kept afloat until they beached her, a little below tho unfortunate Gas sie Telfair , where she now lies. WHATCOM COUNTY SCHOOL FUNP.— The aportionment recently made by the su perintendent of Whatcom county, is as follows: Whatcom district No. I, $149, 50; Fidalgo District 2, S6O 33; Skagit District 3, $62 95; La Connor District 4, s9l 80; Semiahmoo District 5, $lO2, 29; Lummi District 6, slls 40; Samish District 7, $Bl 47; Jefferson District 8, $23 61; Washington District 9, $62 95; Lincoln District 10, $62 95; Franklin 11,541 97; Cambcll District 12, $39 34; Bay View District 13, $7 87; Pleasant Ridge 14, $44 59; Whatcom District 15, $57 50; Bellingham Bay District 16, SB3 93; Lynden District 17, $39 34; Wooten District 18, $73 44; Nootsack District 19, $39 34; Harmony District 20, S2B 85. Total, $1,219,62. Total number of school children, 465. KS" It is said that the new post-office regulations require the stamp' to be placed on the upper right-hand corner of the envelope, or else the letter will be sent to the Dead Letter Office. While we can't understand why people ore so slow to fall into customs which ÜBage sanctions, still the action of the postal department must be regarded as arbitrary and unjust. If the rule is to be enforced it should require envelope makers to designate, by printing or oth wise, the precise Bpot where the stamp must be affixed. LARCENY. —Chambers' Market was en tered on Monday night by some person or persons, and a dozen or more of hams taken from tho hooks and appro priated by them. An attempt was 'made the same night to enter Mr. Taloott's jewelry store, but the barking of a dog frightened the burgelars away before they had effected an entrance. ** THE WEEKLY STANDATD. —The first number of the new Democratic paper,, published in Portland by A. Noltner, Esq., has made its appearance. It is a largo, well-filled sheet, ably edited, and will supply a need long felt by the party in Oregon. We heartily wish our namesake a long and prosperous life. III.—We regret to learn that Gen. W. W. Miller has been confined to his room the past few days through illness contracted by exposure while on a trip to Victoria. He contemplates leaving for San Francisco soon as his physical con dition will permit. A RELIC. —One of the deck houses of the lost steamer Pacific recently drifted ashore at Port Angeles. The words " Captain's Room" were painted on the door, which portion was cut out and taken to Victoria to be exhibited as a relic of the sad disaster. NEW STEAMER.— The Star says that a steamer is to be built early in the Spring, especially adapted to the river trade. It is expected that a light-draft boat will be able to ascend as far as Falls City, during several months in the year. RESCTTED rnoM DEATH. —The Alaska Herald of the sth says: " While the California was at Wrangle, a man named Travers brought a squaw in a canoe albngside and aboard. He then started to return to the shore with his canoe, in which he had another squaw. But tide and wind were against him, and instead of making land he drifted farther from it. "When tho people on board the steamer became aware of this fact, the canoe was some nine miles from the shore. Captain John Hayes at once called on his passengers, among whom were forty miners, to help heave the anchor. All worked with a will, and in a very few minutes the vessel was under way to rescue the man and the squaw. When the steamer came up with the canoe, Trovers was already in capable of motion, both his hands being badly frozeu. The garments of the squaw were a mere mass of ice. Both were hoisted on board. The squaw has not suffered any evil effects, but Tro vers is linble to loose both his hands. They were brought'on to Sitka, where the surgeon, Dr. Fitzgerald, attended the unfortunate man at once. Great praise is due Captain Hayes for his prompt assistance. A BEAUTIFUL SENTIMENT. —Dr. Chal mers beautifully says:—"The little that I have seen in the world and know of mankind teaches me to look upon their errors in sorrow, not in anger. When I take tho history of one poor heart that has sinned and suffered, and represent to myself the struggles and temptations it passed through—the brief pulsations of joy, tho tears of re gret, the feebleness of purpose, the scorn of tho world that has little char ity, the desolation of the soul's sanctuary and threatening voices within, health gone, happiness gone—l would fain leave the erring soul of my fellow being with him from whose hands it came." RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION IN COMMON SCHOOLS. —Henry Ward Beecher don't think the Bible should be road in pub lic schools. " There is no reason," he argues in his Thanksgiving Day sermoD, "why the Jew should bo compelled to listen to or pay for the reading of the New Testament, which he did not be lieve; why the Roman Catholic should be forced to have his children read or listen to the readiug of the Protestant version of the Bible, which he did not think correct; or why, in localities where the majority was the other way, the Protestant children should be forced, in the same way, to read the Duoay Bible." A CENTENNIAL PROJECT. —A recent San Francisco dispatch says that Messrs. Flood & O'Brien have in contemplation a monster exhibit for the Centennial Exhibition of the entire gold and silver products of the Consolidated Virginia and California mines for the month of May. A strong force of men equal to the task of taking out ore sufficient to yield $10,000,000 will be put on, and, by means of arrangements with Sharon and other mills, the ore will be reduced. It is rumored that it.is the intention of Flood & O'Brien to dispose of it to the Government, taking one-half in cash and the remaining half in bonds. A FEATHER FOR OSCEOLA. —The Walla walla Union of the Bth inst. says: '' Foster, the horse that so much una vailing effort was made to bring to the scratch in a race against Osceola, is now down in California, and is being trained for the great $30,000 race that has been so much postponed, and is now set for Feb. 22d. If Foster dares to go against such horses as Wildidle, Ruth erford end Springbok, and dared not go againßt Osceola, his owners certainly must estimate those horses very low, or Osceola very high. " SNASS." —This expressive if not po etical word, derived from the classical Chinook, supersedes the term " Beauti ful Snorf," in this latitude. Snass fell to the depth of .three inches Tuesday night, and as usual melted during the succeeding day, and produced « com pound of»mud and water, quite appro priately denominated " slash." Let us hope that it constituted a part of the "odd which close our win ters, and is the harbinger of an early spring. THE NORTHERN STAB. —The new Sno homish county paper has made its ap pearance. It is remarkably well filled with original and qelect articles on the leading topics of the day. Typograph ically, we must not express an opinion, as it is the first number and there is a prospect of improvement. S3T Capt Wright, formerly comman der of the steamer Zephyr, has returned to Seattle from a short visit to "the States." S3" A building erected in Victoria in 1868 at a cost of $2,200, was recent ly sold for sl4. UNITARIAN SERVICES. —Mr. Utter will preach as usual Sunday, in Tumwater and Olympia. CESTENJOAL HISTOBV. —The United States Centennial Commission have rec ommended the following: It seems proper that the local celebrations of the Fourth of July, 1876, which will be held throughout the land, should be made to contribute to a permanent historical memorial of the Centennial Celebration. In each county, provision should be made for the delivery of an address tracing the history of that community for the past century, or from the time of its settlement, and including a sketch of its growth, its resources, in dustries, prospects, etc. These address es should l>e published in a uniform size,—that of the Congressional docu ment for instance, —in order that they be hqund together by States. To com petent persons the preparation of such addresses would not be an unduly bur densome task; but in the aggregate they would constitute an invaluable histori cal repository such as no nation has ever had the opportunity te collect. Designation of the historians ought to be made without delay, in order that they may have time to accomplish their work. It is to be hoped that the press will give general circulation to the project, and that each journal will see to its consummation in its own locality, and that the slightest expense involved be assumed by the town or county au thorities. THE RIGHT MAN IN THE RIGHT PLACE.— The New York World says of General Morrison, the new chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, thr.t he " bears a namo new to the public ear, but widely known among the most sag acious nnd trusted counselors of the Democracy. Never an orator, either upon the stump or upon the floor of popular conventions or legislative bodies, be is in better repute as a man whose solid judgment and weighty And trusted good sense have ninny a time in such bodies forecast and determined the final decisions which orators have commended and approving ballots have registered. To-day ho is without ex ception the most influential man in the councils of the Democracy of Illinois." After reciting Mr. Morrison's sorvices to the party, the World concludes: "A hard-money Democrat, a revenue-tariff Democrat, a home-rule Democrat—to his hands the shaping of new issues and the furtherance of wise reforms, in the face of hostile Senate and a hostile President, can assuredly be most safely intrusted." THE UNION GAB MACHINE. —After a fair trial, we believe this machine to be su perior to any other portable means of illumination in the market. It gives a bright, clear and steady light, safe from explosion, nnd is always ready for op eration without filling, cleaning or trim ming. Tho expense is about the same as for the Bame number of lights of coal-oil, but one gas-jet gives almost double the light of a large kerosene flame. The first cost of tho machine is rather heavy, but we believe the amount will be Baved in a couple of years by the saving of time and the expense of breakage always attending the use of lamps. The public is respectly invited to inspect the machine in use at our office. THE TEMPERANCE CAUSE. —A New York dispatch says that the National Tem perance Society has issued a call for an international temperance conference in Philadelphia on June 13tb, as a fitting occasion to consider the relations of temperance reform in its scientific, econ omical, intellectual, Bocial moral and re ligious aspects to individual and na tional life; its progress and needs, and to invite to our deliberations represen tatives of the cause of temperance from foreign countries. THE LmwARY COTERIE. —The Unitar ian Wednesday ovening gathering this week, in Tacoma Hall, was quite large, and a season of real enjoyment was evidently experienced by all who partic ipated. The literary exercises were of a high order, consisting of readings of original essays and selections from the standard authors. The entertainment closed with a dance. -PREPARING FOB THE CONFLICT. —The National Democratic Committee meets in Washington City, Feb. 22J, to ar range the preliminaries of the approach ing Presidential campaign. NKW STEAMSHIPS. —It is reported that Messrs. Goodall, Nelson & Perkins, in tend to resume business to the Sound, early in the spring, with a .line ef new steamers. WIRES DOWN. —The telegraph has been prostrated by storms the past week, and all communication with tjie outer world is in censequenoe sus pended. DETAINED. —The steamer North Pacific was detained several hours on her first trip this week, by stress of weather. t&T Navigation on the Upper Co lumbia river is suspended, in conse quence of floating ice. TELEGRAPHIC. LIT3R KBOJI THK ATUSHC SIDE. Appolnlmeau Confirmed. WASHINGTON, Jan. 13—The Senate in ~v ecutive session, confirmed the following n m Inations: Cbas. Hopkins, U. 8. MareU ' , Washington Territory: Wm. Bagley In ilm Agent dfletx Agency, Orejroß: B. Il " bins, Surveyor General of California. Aasoelate Justice Nominated. The President has nominated llenrv P Prickelt to be associate justice of the S» prcme Court of Idaho. Death of the late ex>Presldent J»h. son's Wife. ™ n " KNOXNILLB, Tenn., Jan. 10.—The wife of the late ex-president Johnson died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Judge Pat terson, near Greenville, at 11 o'clock last night The funeral take places Tuesday. Pacific .Hall and Panama. NEW YORK, Jan. 17. —1t is rumored that negotiations ore progressing for a new con tract between the Pacific Mail and Panama R. R with prospects of success; and that those for refunding to the former comnanv the amounts expended by Btockwell. while the subsidy bill was pending, are on'the eve of completion. Call for an International Temperance Convention. NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—The National Tern perance Society lias issued a call for an in ternational temperance conference in Phila dolphin on June Ist, as a fitting occasion to consider the relations of temperance reform in its scientific, economical, Intellectual so cial, moral and religious aspects to indi vidual aud national life: Its progress and needs, and to invito to our deliberations representatives of the cause of temperance from foreign countries. Salem Illuminated. SALEM, Jau. 10.—The new and magnifi cent court bouse in this was brilliantly illu minated and densely packed last evening ODebrntiag the verdict of an honest jury fii the case of W. T. Wythe, one of the Wilson heirs against Marlon county, for the recov ery of the court house and the ground be longing thereto. It was regarded by all Hie citizens as a dastardly blackmailing scheme, and, since the commencement of the suit, public indignation has expressed itself in va rious ways. Last night speeches were made, songs composed for the occasion Sung, and cannon brought out and fired. During the day every available flag in the city was dis placed and the streets presented a holiday appearance. This puts a quietus on Salem land titles. Hallway Opening. GRASS VALLEY. Jan. 17.—The construction train of the Colfax and Nevada Narrow Gauge Rnilrond reached Grass Valley this afternoon. President Coleman ordered the train to steam into the depot and salute the town, which was done by blowing the whistle. The Grass Valleyans responded with ringing bells flying the national colors and joyous demonstration from an immense concourse of men, women and children, who had assembled at the depot to witness the mi vent of the first iron horse. The missing Links Found. CHICAGO, Jan. 13.— The Timet, Washington special says that such links as was lacking in the chain of evidence in the Babcock case arc understood now to be completed. This is brought about by the unexpected eulrap- Pjent of Everett, the whisky ringite, who served as alternate with Joyce aud Babcock. When the cloud burst upon the whisky ring he escaped, and his absence was a serious drawback to the prosecution. It hns come to light within thirty*six hours that he has been apprehended by the government de tectives, and that he will be produced upon the stand to the confusion of his fellow con spirator, Babcock, as soon as the trial opens. The facts pointing to the accuracy of this Information are well grounded, though the government officials refuse to give any in formation in the matter. His testimony will undoubtedly settle the coses of McKce and McUuire, whicli have heretofore hung upon pretty slender threads, rendering the convic tion of Babcock almost a certainty and de stroying the ooßsibilityof success of a new trial in Avery s case. The evidence of Ev erett is valuable mainly as a link in the gen eral chain of testimony, and may be said to complete legal developments of the case on the part of tho prosecution. Attempt to Arrange a mutual Council Palled. NEW YORK, Jan. 14.— Tho attempt to call a congressional council for the purpose of deciding the question as to the right of Plym outh Church to drop from Its list of mem bership the name of Mrs. Moulton has finally failed. In arranging the list for the council, the names of Dr. Storrs and Dr. Buddington were included among other clergymen. After they had announced that they would proba bly accept the invitation, the committee of Plymouth Church entered a protest against their serving, on the ground that they were partial and had enmity against the church. When some of the other churches heard that Dr. Storrs' and Dr. Buddington's churches would be left out, they also declined to serve, and the calling of the council was therefore abandoned. Mrs. Moulton was apprised of the fact of tho withdrawal of the churches and disarrangement of the list, and consulted with her counsel, Mr. VanCott, and ho to day sent a long letter to the Plymouth Churcli committee, refusing to treat with them any further in relation to a mutual council, and sharply rebuked them for the courso they had pursued in rejecting the churches se lected. He did not think that they had acted fairly, and said Mrs. Moulton expected to submit testimony before the council that would show good reasons for charging the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher with adultery. Now he thought the action of the church would be considered by sli just men to be a deliberate attempt to avoid an investigation as to the guilt of Plymouth's pastor. The letters of Dr. Btorr and Buddington were en closed with Mr. YanCott's communication to the committee. NEW YORK, Jan. 10.—Immediately after the sermon this morning the Plymouth church committee to make arrangements for the ad visory council, met and decided to invite all the churches to take part in the mutual coun cil, except those of O to ITS aid Buddiagton, which are considered hostile. Gov. ■srtrsslt Inaugurated. HABRISBUHG, Pa.. Jan. 18.— J no. F. Hart ranft was to-day inaugurated governor of Pennsylvania. After the administration of the oeth of office, he delivered an informal address, and a review of the troop followed. Blaine far President. WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.— At a Pennsylvania Republican Association meeting last night a resolution was offered declaring Representa tive Blaine their choice for the Presidency, but, in the opinion of the majority, It was too soon to agitate the subject. The resolu tion was laid on the table. Wools* Mill Burned. NORTH HOOSAC, N. Y., Jan. 18.— R. Car- Cnter A Co's woolen mill burned this morn j. Loss, $175,000; insurance, SIO,OOO. lisalslaas Legislature. NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 18,— In the senate to day, Sypher, Republican, offered a resolution to declare vacant the scat of any senator, who absents himself ten days, without per mission of the senate. This resolution is intended to vacate the seat of Senator Jos. B. Eustls, elected to the U. 8. senate, now on his way to Washington. The resolution licaover under the rules and will be passed upon to-morrow. Mississippi Senatorial Blaetlon. JACKSON, Jan. 18.—The vote for U. 8. sen ator In the senate was for Lamar, 88; Martin,