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THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL
DAILY AND WJJJiUsaji. .TEKMS OF KCBSCKIPIION THF daILY JOURNAL le mailed to i . - t Fioht D0UAR8 per annum ; Fo; , lft,forsixraontus;SVHKTV-FiVB CKVre 1)01'' er mont for a miorter per.ou. The Wiek'y Journal al two dollar per an- ..,11 r for m months, 3fo snbacru ntrm, onfc ... totiie weekly tor loss than six tion rece.. r fin til ' THY TELL THtia STORY. ,rj jnigbt was past, and the lights of h ve-8ela lying at anchor in tin tini were b-ginning to be extln slied, wen two men 'nfried from 1fffWiiJ directions town ds the shore. TU' e'Jer of the two had Jready r.aeVd the strand and was preparing t make a leap, th design of which .-..i to be mistaken ; but at that - ,.f ti e vonug'i seized him bv the a"- . , ,o,,if t exclaim lufS --. ju mitto r.rowu jvu'-; -Yon have guessed it. What is that Tiiis wns the answer, spoken m the Eord angry tone. Xotbii'fj. I know. I would Pimply request von to wait a ft-w minute- wiltu if" you iikf, wo will m;ikf! the rr'eat' j.uirney togetht r, arm la ar ra the beat w:iy of dying. With ihi -se words the younger ex tended Lis liaud t tho eider, whose wan not withln-i.l. The younger con titiut.il, in a tone of seemiug euthnsi-sxt-m: V-o bi it ! Arm iu arm! Tru v I d d nut lroani that a human he'm-t would beut with nrnii in this lat hour. I will not seek lo know who you arc an honest man or a vil lain. Corue, let us begin the journey together ! Ti e elder held the young man back, ami, tixii.g his dim. half-extingnifdied fvus htirtioliingly upon tin? countenunee oi his companion, exclaimed: Hold ! Yon eeem to me too young to end you' life by suicide. A man of your Vtur has still a brilliant, alluring fnture in his grasp ! 'Brilliant ! answered the young man, scornfully. What have I to' hope ia the midst of a world full ,f wick eJness, falsehood, treachery aud uu Liippiuess ? Come ! quick ! Yon are still young ! You must tave had very -sorrovrf ni experiences to make life already thus insupport able, to you. I despise mankind. Without exception ? Without exception. Well, then, you have now perhaps found a man whom you wiil not ncce -s'irily despise. I have, believe me, during my whole life, lived an honor able man. Really ! That is highly interesting. It's a pity I had not earlier made your acquaintance . Leave me to die alcne, young man. Livs on. Believe me, timo heals all wounds, and there are, men of .itmor yet to he found. Now, if you take this view, why are jm hurrying so fast from the world ? Oh, I am an old, sickly mau, unable to make a livelihood; a mau who can not, will not longer see his only child, his daughter, blighting her youth, and laboring day and night to support hirr. How, 6ir ! Have you a daughter who does this for you ? asked the young man. surprised. And with what endurance, with what love, does she sacriBce herself for me ! She works for me, she goes hungry for me, and ha-i only the tendered words o love a sweet smile for mo always. And you want to commit suicide ? Are you mad ? Shall I murder my daughter? The life which she id now loading is her certain death, answered the old man, in a despairing voice. Good sir, come with me to the near est inn that is still open. You Will ie late to me your history, and, if you like, I will let you hear mine. So much, however, will I say to you be forehand: chase all thoughts of self murder out of your head. I am rii h, and, if things be as you say, fro.o henceforth you and your daughter shall h ad a pleasant life. The old man followed the younger without opposition. A few minutes later the elder began : Sly history is" soon told. I was a merchant's clerk, but always unlucky. A.i I hail nothing by inheritance und the young girl I married was poor, I was never able to commeuce business oa my 0011 account, and remained on to an old age iu a dependent, snbordi" sate position. Finally, I was dis charged on account of my years, and then bejran the struggle for subsist ence. My wife died of trouble, and now my poor child is wearied to gain my Hippoit. I cannot bear to see her working herself to death for me therefore, it is better I go. Now, you know all. Friend, exclaimed the young man, yo.i are the most fortunate man I ever encountered in my life. It is insane to cull th it misfortune. To-rr orrow I will make my will, aud you shall be no resistance! my heir. The corning niht is my last. Before this, however, I must see your daughter, out of pure curiosity. I would for once see how ouh l)oks who really deserves the name of woman! But, young man, what can it be that thus early has made, you so unhappy ? queried the elder, much moved. I believe it w;xs the wealth which my fathar left me. I was the only sou of the richest banker of this city. My father died five years ago, leaving me more than was good for me. Since that time I have been deceived and betrayed by every one, without excep tion, with whom I have had any cou-nec-ion. Some have pretended friend ship for me on accouut of my money. Others hiive pretended to love me agaiu for my money; and so it went on. I often mingled, in he garb of a simple workmau, with the masses, and thus one day bt came acquainted with a charming being, a young girl, to whom my whole heart soou went out in love. I disclosed to her neither my name nor my position. I longed to be loved for mvself lonf' nrtl fnr a time it appeared as if I were going to be baPpy at last, at last ! The young girl and I, whom she still regarded as a simple workman, met every afternoon n the Marcuplatz, whf re we walked up and down to gether, passing many happy hours One day mv dear girl uppeared with red eyes c4ie had been weeping -and told me that we must part, confessing that her life belong, d to another! With these worda she tore herself from me and disappeared iu the crowd. Her faithlesr ess decided my destiny. o.Mij uiu 1 rusn into the pleasures which so-called god society has to Ofter. hut fm.irl never, nevtr! I then determined to bnug ray joyless existence to a cios". bllhannv Voiiiip man said tnc o!.1. r piping his eyes; from my whole heart 1 pity you. I must acknowledge thtt l was more fortunato than you, for I, M least, was by two women my wife and daughter tenderly loved. Will you give me your address, good sir, that I may convince myself of tLe truth of your story ? It is not esdctly my trust, but I see to believe. io-morrow I will arrange my affairs as 1 have already told you. You will lemain at this inn to-night, and iu the aiormg early I will return. Give me joar word of honor that you will not leave this honse until I come back. uai y0a WIU not m tne meantime speak to any one of what has taken Place between us ? dJVr have m word! Go to my finA Mg,Tto y daughter, and Jon wifj 1 have told you but the sim w trutn. My name is Wilhelm balms. XB - n my addre8S yonni thete word he handed the of hlf ?an, PaPer- giving the addresu ms dwelling. It lay iu a suburb VOL. 32. WILMINGTON, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, 11. 1876. , NO. 6- inhabited by the poorer classes, at some distance fr3m the city propei. Aud my name is Carl Toedor, here upon said the young man. Take this bank note; it will serve you till my return. Cari rang for the waiter, had the landlord cailed, commended the old mau to his care in suitable terms, and lef i the house. II irdly had the morning broke when Carl found himself on the way to the suburb where lived the daughter of the old man with whom he had become acquainted under such peculiar cir cumstances. It was a poor place. The young man knocked, opened the door, and mvoiuntariiv stepped back. The young g rl whose inconstancy had made his ii fe a bur don unbearable. tood before him ! She had grown pale very pale; but he kuew hr at hist glance; it was Bertha, whom he had ouca hoped to call his own. At his appearance the y nng girl sprang toward him, overcome with joy, hoi ing out her little hand. 1 he young man waved hei back exclaiming: You did not expect to see me?; The poor girl sank into a neat and covered her pale, beautiful face with her Land-. Are you Wilhelm Salm-t' daughter ? HsKeu cue young man, coiaiy, alier a paue. 1 (im, answered the maiden, tim dly. And who and whre is that other to whom, as you told me at parting, your life belonged ? That o'her is mv father, answered the young girl, looking up to the young man with a ghmce iu which spoke lh;' teiidt iest love. With lightning quickness the truth dawned upon him; t ho scales fell from his eves. Speechlessly he rushed to Bertha, ok L-r in his arnw aud pressed her uo ium nt eat. Come to your father he fa!t red. My father ! Oh, heaven ! I forgot ! Where is he? He has been out ail night. I have watched for him iu tears the lonir ni ht through. Your father is saved. He is with me, was (Jarl s answer as he hurried the young girl out aud through the streets to the arms of her father. A fortnight later, and in the midst of the greatest spndor, the marriage of the rich youur banker, Uarl Toedor, to Bertha Salms, took plack. From the Mobile "ycle. President Davis's Reply to Cen. R. E. Lee's Letter Resigning His Commission. Kichmond, Ya. , Aug. 11, 1803. Gen. Ii. L Lee, Commanding Army of Northern Virginia : Yours of the 8th instant has jus been received. I am glad that you concur so entirely with mo aa tj the wants of t)ur country m this trying hour, and am happy to add that, alter the lirst degression consequent rpon our disasters in the West, indications have appeared that our people will exhibit, tint fortitude which we agree in believing is alone needful to secure uitimute success. It w ll be?ame Sidney Johnston when overwhelmed by a senseless clamor, to admit the ruie that success is the test of merit, and yet there has been nothing which I have found to require a greater effort of patience than to bear the criticisms of the ig norant who always pronounc every thing a failure which does not equal their expectations or desires, and can sec no good result which is not in the line of their own imaginings. I admit the propriety of your conclu sions, that an officer who loses the con fidence of his troops should have his position changed, whatever may bo his ability, but wheu I read the eutencel was not rit all piepared for the applica tion yon were about to make. .Expres sions of discontent in the public jour nals furnish but little evidence of the sentiment of an army. I winh.it were otherwise, even though ail the abuse of myself . should be accepted as the result of honest observation. Were you capable of stooping to it, you couid easily surround yourself with those who would fill the press Arith your laudations, and seek to exalt you ior what you had doue rather than de ract from the achievements which will make you aud your array the sub ject of history and object of the world's admiration for generations to come. I am truly sorry to know fiat you still feel the effects of the illness you suffered last spring, and can readily understand the embarrassments you experienced in uiing theeyesof others, having been so much accustomed to make yourown reconnoissauces. Prac tice will, however, do much to relieve that embarrrissment, aud the minute kuowledge of the country -vhich you had acquired, will render you les de pend, ut ior topogrsipical information lint suppose, my dear friend, that 1 were to admit, with all their applica tions, the point3 which you present, where am I to find that new com mander who is to possess the greater ability which you believe to be requir ed? I do not doubt the readiuess with which you would give way to one who could accomplish all that you have wished, and you will do me the jus tice to believe that, :f Providence should kindly offer such a "person for our use, I would not hesitate to avail myself of his services. My sight is not. sufficiently penetra ting to discover such hidden merit, if it exists, and I have but used to you the language of sober earnestness, when I have impressed upon you the nroprietr of avoiding all unnecessary exposure to danger, because I felt our country could not bear to lose you. To ask me to substitute you by some one in my judgment more fit to command, or who would possess more of the con fidence of the army, or of the reflect - inc men in the couutrv. is to demand ... an impossibility. It only remains for me to hope that von will take all posoible care of your self, that your health a-nl strength may b-entirely restored, and that the Lord will preserve you for the important dutie? devolved upon you iu the strug gle of our suffering country for the independence which we have engaged iu v."ir to maintain. As ever, respectfully aud truly. Jeff'n I) A vi w. Finn the C harlotte Obsurver. 'I Ut: ( luster and Lenoir Harrow ;a.uge Itallroad-Proerm, Ac. Gastonia, N. 0., Jan. -31, 1875. Messrs. Editors: The engine has been received, and made its first mo tion on this part of the road on Friday last, and work has begun in earnest. T'ie track is laid to Catawba Creek, nearly two miles from tho Air t ine Railroad. The trestle over this creek is finished and the track is laid ready for the trains to pass over. The reason why the wor t was not continued from Yorkville to this place was because there was a saving of a hundred dollars of freight by beginning here; and be sides this, the company could trans port their own freight from here with out any outlay of money, which is quite an item these hard times. President Davis and Superintend ent Thomas have worked with com- fnendable zeal under many trying cir cumstances, one of which I will men' tion right here: You, Messrs. Editors, no doubt know that the people of this county (Gaston) vo'ed against the sub scription to the above name 1 railroad. I think that they stood in their own light in this oae. But 'they voted aa they always have done, I believe, against railroads. Gaston had no mar ket until a few years ago, but she has begun to look up now, aud ere long one may set in sight of your "Future Ijondou." The engine is small but seems fully able for the task; it can carry lUO bales of cotton, and draw a train of 10 or 12 cars with ease. It will uo doubr be a paying road to the managers, and the people at large, more so than the wide gauge, for its expenses are so much ! ss, aud it is bttt. r adapttd to the building up cf the section through which it passes, as it does not pass through with the velocity of a storm, as others do, but wiil stop long enough for a passenger to get on aud off with out endangering his lifn. and in the way of local freight it will be of great advantage to the farmers. You. 8, c, M. M. 11. Ktiiratice of the Prloce of Wales Into Delhi. From the Corroapo.dn.5 of the London T!ms There was a good deal of surprise and confused oiying for servants when, on the morning of January 11, it was announced that Delhi was in sight. "We shall be there in teu minutes." Pe'hi was gained in one night's unconscious travel from Cawu pore ! There, indued, rose the fair frontage of oolimghur and the minar et es of Juma Mo-jid, aud in a few minutes more the train was crossing tho Juma on the double bridge, which seem worthy of comparison with that at Cawuporn over the Ganges. Th entry of the Prince into Delhi was wor'hy of the imperial occasion, but it my be that it partook too mucn of the character of a purely militaty ceremony, the entry of a conqueror. There was no muaic, ind-ed, to enliven the march, and no it could not be said that there were strains of triumph. Next, there was nothing inside the lines of soldiery, extending for five miles, but uniform, swords, lace, plumes, bayonets, lances. Outside sat the multitude on platfoims, a crowd of authorities, Lord Napier, his hand resting in a bandage, the staff of the wmj, glittering iu gold lace, or ders and medals, and strange uni forms. There was a guard of honor outside and an escort. All was pomp and cir cumstance which it would take too long to describe by electricity. When the Prince, iu a Field-Marshal's uni form, had mounted, his Btaff formed four abreast ou horseback from lelt to right, three deep, in front; then Sir H. Davis, on the lelt of the Prince, and Lord Napier of Magdala on hia right. Iu frout of the t-xquisite Jumma Mnsjid were the Fifth regiment aud Twenty-eighth Punjabses. As the Prince came iu sight of ' the grand flight of steps leading to the grand gateway, the immense multitude, which had beeu si t ug down, rose as by one accord. The effect was wouderlul, like the bursting forth of innumerable flowers, for there were mai y bnudreds of native gentlemen aud European la dies waving parasols and kerchiefs, aud the many colored dresses and tur baus were all revealed at once. L. Q. C I.AlTIAIt. Brief RiojrraphlcaJ sketch.' Mr. Lamar was born in Putnam county, Georgia, September 4, 1825, was educated at Oxford, Ga., ad graduated at Emory College, Ga., in 1845, studied law at Macon under Hoij A. H. Chappell, aud was admit ted to the bar in 18-17; moved to Oxford, Mississippi, in 1849; was elected attjucct professor of mathe matics in the University of the State, and held the position as assistant professor to A. V. Biedsoe (editor of the Southeru Review), which he re signed in 1850, a- d returned to Cov ington, Ga., where he resumed the practice of law; was elected to tue Legislature of Georgia in 1853; in 1854 moved to his plantation in La fayette county, Miss, aud was elected to tho Thirty-nfth and 1 hirty-sixtn Congressea of the United States and rebigued in 18G0 to take a seat in the secession c invention of his State. In 1SG1 he entered the Confederate army as lieutenant colonel of the 19th regi ment and was promoted to the colo uelcy; in 1863 he was entrusted by President Davis with an important diplomatic mission to Russia; in 1806 I was eiectea proiessor oi pwin-di economy and social wcieuce iu the Uni versity of Mississippi, and in 1867 was trauferred to the professorship of law; wa elected to the Forty-second Con- 1 1 - 4 A. a "IT! . A. gress, wa re-eiecteu 10 iud rorty- third and again to Forty-ionrtn tjon- .T - . 1 . m gress. tie is now senaior-eieco iroin the State of Mississippi in the jeeuerai Congress. NEW I011K. New York, Feb. 5 Noon. Judge Blatchford has rendered his decision in the case brought by the United Stat s government against Gen. Jas. Watson Webb for coutempt iu not answering certain questions put to him in relatiou to .uoney paid to offi cials in Brazd when Webb was United States Minister to that country. In his decision Judge Biatcbford dismiss ed the rule for coutempt from the pro ceedings and says that from tho nature of the issue it would rot be necessary that he should givo any specific answers put to him than those he had already given in regard to the manner in which the money was dispensed. A meeting of the creditors of Archi bald Baxter & Co., bankrupts, who failed in August last, was held to-day. Claims amounting to $440,035 were proved, and J. Nelson Tappan, city chamberlain, was elected trustee of the firm's estate. Bank sttement Loans increase $3,875,000. specie increase 81,000.000. legal tenders decrease $625,000, de posits increase $500,000, reserve de crease $759,000,000. The piano and organ manufacturers have formed a protective association against the sile of bogus instruments mane oi l-iierior material. White Plmns, Feb. 5 -Noon. in - tije Ovku.HU reni-u.ded Stok s to S:ng S.nc to servw the remainder of his term. A bill of exc ptions was taken for arjDeal to the general term of the Supreme Court of the State. C1LIF0BXIA. San Francisco. Feb. 5 Night As semblyman Wei 'er has been indicted for an assault with intent to kill for attacking a reporter in the Senate chamber. Bankers and others of the city met to-day for the purpose of establishing a clearing house. A com mil tee ws nrmointed to receive signatures with instructions to report within thirty davs. Some bankers regard the reform with disfavor, but it is believed they will ultimately come in. INDIANA; EvANSvUit-B, Feb. 6 Night Henry 0. Jaynes, a convicted whisky con spirator, was found insensible in his cell and is still in that condition. He was addicted to liquor and could not stand the shoos of His imprisonment. WASHIXGTOX. Washington, Feb. 3 Senate. Spencer introduced a bill for the relief of the Mobile Marine Dock Company, which was referred to the Committee on Claims. The Committee on the District of Columbia were instructed to consider the propriety of providing a proper form of government for the Distric Cragiu introduced a bill for the con strnction of the Southern Maryland liai lroad. lit f erred. The bill for the removal of restric tions to the sale of public lards was resumed but gave way to the District mt?-rest bill, which passed. A resolution' giving Sykea, the con testant from Alabama, mileage aud Sen ator s pay from 1873 to 1874, was re ferred to the Committee on Privileges aud Elections, Tho Louisiana Senaton'al question called up just before adjournment aud comes up to-morrow as unfinished business, when it can only be set aside by a vote of the Senate. The Judiciary Committee on tie Executive. Session of the Senate to-day reported favorab'y on the nomination of Billings as U. S. District Judge for Louisiana vice Durel!, resigned. The Senate ri maiued in executive session only ten minutes after the report and adjourned without a vote. Tae vote in committee cannot be ascertained. The Senate Judiciary Committee had a long session and are stiil in con sultation. House. The Elections Committee heard Bromberg in the contest of liroraherg vs. ILiralson Repeating and bribery were both proved, but whether th votes secured by bribery shou'd be cast out is the question be fore the committee Bromberg claims that the throwing out of repeat, d and bribed votes would give him a majority. Bromberg'a argument was not cou sidered. Tho Ways and Meaus Committee considered the bill suggested by the Treasury Department increasing the number oi 4 per ceut. bouds from 8200,000,000 to $500.000. 000 and the tiTQe to run from fifteen to thirty years. Young introduced a bill providing for a custom house at Memphis, which was referred. The Couimittee ou Accounts sub mitted a bill to pay fourteen Union soldiers on the rolls of the House. Fort of Illinois deuied that there were so many. Holman aud Williams maintained (hat there were. The bill ws adopted. By the Appropriation Committee a bill requesting tho President to ap point au experienced army officer to investigate the causes of the deficiency iu the appropriations for the Sioux Indiana aud to part. ally take charge of the Red Cloud agency. Adopted. The bill regulating practice iu the Circuit and District Courts was passed. The Judiciary Committee reported adversaly ou the bill allowing heads of departments seats on thefljor. Also a bill for the relief of owners and put chasers of lauds sold for direct taxes; referred to Committee of the Whole. AlfcO a bill to authorize United States Courts to appoint commissioners to take deposition., affidavits aud versi fications of pleadings; passed. The House then went into Commit tee cf the Whole on diplomatic appro priations. Singleton of Mississippi, who had charge of the bill, in the course of his speech, accused the Republic. in poli ticians in the House with the effort to create discord and thareby make por htical capital, but he knew that the people naw through that disguise. The South, he said, had three schemes to accomplish in this Congress: one was to improve aud protect the levees of tho Mississippi, and to reclaim the aKuvial soil of the Delta, whn h would be of more value than all the Black Hills in the country, as 7,000,000 bales of cotton could be raised ou this re claimed land. Hale asked him to fefcato nhat the other schemes were. Singleton replied that another was tue So ithern Pacific Railroad. Hale Is not the refunding of the cotton tax another? Siugl-ton I do not propose to dis cuss that question now. Willis, of N. Y. The Democratic party does not propose to help the South by building a Southern Pacific Railroad. We will leave it to our Re publican friends to do so. Douglass, of Va., asked Hale by what authority he spoke of the gentle men from Missi-isippi (Singleton) as t tie representative of the Southern Democracy Hale replied that his authority was the t sit ou wiuch that gentleman oc- up.ed as a Southern man, because he spoke distinctly for the Southern De mocracy, and also because he (Smgle- ton) had been selected as one of the southern Representatives on the money committee or tue House the Appropriations Committee. Holman, of Ind., declared that the Democratic party in the House was ueither for the Southern Pacific Rail road nor for the refunding of the cot ton tax. Douglass, of Va., denied the right of Hale or of any other Republican member to designate tho member from Mississippi, or a member from any other State, as the representative roan f the Southern Democraoy. He (Douglass) represented a part of tho Southeru constituency, but he was not prepared to inform we gentleman from Maine what might be or might not be the ultimate action of Southern Demo crats on this floor ou these measures He was not a mt ruber of the Southern Democracy, but he was a member of the Natioual Democracy, which had eomo here to reform tome of theubuses f the Government, Hale My friend from Mississippi is more irauk than the gen lie- man from Virginia, and has given us the monition of what we may expect from that sec'.iou. I did not expect by a simple question to stir up so much of a hornet's nest as 1 seem to h:ve done. My friend from Indiana (Holman), who oppose? the Souther! Pacific Railroad, wants tuis discussion to s op, and I have no wend -r at it. 'on- iie nni"t not hold me re pousib! for it. He mint. Kettle with his col league fr m Mississippi. Holmau I uaderstood the gentle- mau. from Mississippi surely to ex- presshis opinion in .avor of the South ern Pacific Railroad, (several JJemo cratio members, "That is all ) and in favor of the reimbursement of the cotton tax. Now is not that all ? Hale No, sir. Holman Excuse me, and also that the government spend money in the rebuilding of the Mississippi levees. Does no1, the geutleman from Maine know that the gentleman from Missis sippi was simply expressing hU own individual opinion ou the subject, and that time and again the Democratic party in this- House has opposed all these measures aud will continue to do so ? Hale If the gentleman wants me to answer that question I will say tnat I expeot to be out voted by nis own Biount of Ga., a member cf the Ap propriation Committee, said that him and his associates did not propose to state what their aetioua would be on measures until they had an opportuni ty of considering and discussing them. The gentleman from Maine would find, when the time came, that the South would do whatever waa right and ppoper, and that the country would approve its course. Randall cf Pa., chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, re marked that it would be time enough for the Democratic party in the House to be held responsible for its ats whtn it had taken action ou .measures. Singleton disc aimed being consider ed a representative of the party. He had simply expressed his own views and nobody else was to be held respou s ble for them. The President has vetoed the bill transferring certain Irdiau funds from the Iuterior to the Treasury Depait ment. The bill was referred so tho Committee on Appropriations and the House adjourod. The Appropriation Committee re ducbd the estimates .or fortifications from $3,000,000 to $300,000. D. V. Flanagan of Ohio has been appointed assistant journal clerk of the House and John Redd of Kansas reading clerk. There were no Southern nominations. There was a short executive session cf the Senate but no confirmations are reported. Washington, Feb. 4 Senate large number of petitions were pre sented in favor of a subsidy to the fexas Pacific Railroad. Clayton called up the bill to repeal reftnctions to land sales, but Fre- linghnvsen suid Bruce, who wii pick. wished to examine the bill. Went over. A personal explanation bv Sargent showed that the counsel employed by the meri.bers of the Board of Piibbtj Works to defend their transactions were paid in Dietrict bonds. The Committee on Patents reported favorably on the bib extending the patent for shaping heels of boots and ifhoes. Hamilton introduced a bill giving the Court of Claims jurisdiction to hear and determine claims of lawful owners, or their legal representatives, of eot ton seiz- d after the 30th of June, lobo, by ageufs or oU'cers of the Gov ernment, where it shall appear to the satisfaction of Court that the seizure was made by a military officer or U. S. treasury agent, ami that the proceeds of such seizures were duly ac counted for to the Government; then the court shall order judgment in fnvor of the. claimant for the net proceeds uf his cotton; and if it shall ppear to the court that the military officers and events of the government failed to re port the names of peraous from whom the seizures were made, according to Jaw. aud their position or the locality from which the cotton wa- taken, then the court shall order iudcuieut in favor of the claimants for such a pro portion f)f the number of balus seized from him as bears to the whole num ber of bales of cotton seized Hfter the iOth of Jaudarv, 1865, aud which ar rived at a port iu the Srate in wjieh claimant alleges his cotton was taken after seizure, and the proceeds of which still remain in the Treasury. The bill is not to apply to any claim now pend ing iu the Court of Claims for cotton seized prior to June 30th, 1865, nor to any claim not tiled in the Court of Claims six months after the passage of the act. The Pinchback matter was resumed, the question being ou Edmund's amendment, introduced in March last. that Pinchback be not admitted. Morton gave the history of Pmch- back'a personal, military and political cause, and read an aladavit that Pmch- ba?k had been iu the worK houe for assault aud battery. He reiterated his former arguments made in the case. At tho conclusion of Morton's speech, on motion of Cameron, the Seiihto went into executive session, after which it adjourned to Monday. Confirmations Chas. R. Jill as CommissionT of Pensions, Alfred r'airfax as sfsistaut Appraiser of Mer chandise at New Orlcae?.. HorjsE. Twenty-one petitions from workiugmen and others for subsidy to the Texas Pacific road were pre sented. Ou motion of Douglas a number of gentlemen from Virginia, connected with the Bureau of Immigtatiou, were admitted to the floor. The House then went into Commit tee oa the private calendar, with Hol man iu the chair. The following bills were parsed: For the relief of Robert Erwiu of Savannah, John T. Burcbell of Knoxille. Adj ourned to Monday. The order suspending G. W. Z. Black, attorney, from practicing be fore the War Department, hap been revoked by tho Secretary. The bill reducing the pay of army officers cuts down the appropriatious $700,000. The Secretary of War has given the special committee ou the Texas border t.oubles notice that he w ll send addi tional trcops to the Rio Grande. The sub-Aaval Committee of the House has gone to Norfolk to examine witnesses regarding alleged political uses of tho navy yard. The Committee on Privileges and Elect:ons met to consider the meoiorial from the Alabama L gislature ou the Spencer case, but n action was taken. The Associated Press is requested to say that the alleged purpose, re cently telegraphed from tho city of New Orleans, cf ceitaiu leading Dem ocrats in Congress, through Mr. Kerr, to announce to the Republican Senators that 'he admission of Pinch back would be regarded as a violation of the Wheeler adjustment and a justi fication of violence, i wholly untrue. At ameet'ng, of the Snb-Committee ou Paoifio Railroads, Messrs. Lamar, Atkins and O'Neill agreed to report to the full committee the Texa3 Pacific Railroad bill with the subsidy asked for by Col. Scott, and amendment that unless the branch roads commence work within one year the main road may build the branches. " Lattrell op posed the bill aud Garfield, the fifth member of the sub-committee, was not present. A del'gation of fifteen members of the Leg slature, toc-ther with Fttz HuohLeeand several other citizens of Virginia. re lo-ie to-day for th purpose of coasn ting with their Con gressional delegation on the subject of Geueral Lee's scheme for promoting immigration to Virginia, which is now before their Legisleture. The Democratic National Executive Committee uave adopted the following: Resolved, That the National Demo cratic Committee open its office afr once and proceed to a detailed organi zation of the party in the several States. Resolved. That ths Democratic mem bers of the Senate and House of Rep resentatives be invited to appoint an auxiliary committee in aid of such or ganization, and that copies of these resolutions be addressed to the Hon. Messrs. Stevenson and Lamar, the respective chairmen Df the Senate and House caucuses. New, treasurer, and Allison, register of the treasury, are before the House Committee, New protesting against a reductiou of salaries aud A'lUon against both a redaction of force and salaries Washington, Feb. 5 Tiie Treasury now holds $3(5 1,033,462 to secure the national bank circulation and $18,- 621,500 to secure public deposits. The national bank circulation cutstandiug is $312,809,039, of which amount $2,100,035 are gold notes. Receipts from internal revenue to-day, $415, 451; for the month to di te, $1,559,601; for the fiscal year to date, $68,573, 949. Receipts from customs to-day, $322,127; for themoiith to date,$2,462 -788; for tho fiscal . year to date, $9,236,634. The secretary of the Southern His torical Society, revlyiug to Secretary Belknap's letter to rim, says: "The people of the South are riot only willing but anxious that the whole of their official records should be given to the world, and that the future his toriau should have the opportunity of judging them in tha light of those re cords. Be assured, thea, of our hearty co operation in supplying jour de partment with missing Confederate documents. We will have luruished you properly authenticated copies of such as are in our possession, and will astjiHt you iu procuring other. It being understood, of course, that your department will afford us similar facilities in the crostcutiou of our work." The argument of Bromberg vs.Har- alson, from Alabama, is closed. mo indications are that the bribed votes will count iu unse tine Haral -on. but not in seating Bromberg. It spp-ars that the meaus of bribery waa furnish ed by tht government iu the 'shape of bacon, furnished for the relief of starving people in the overflowed districis. '1 ha denial cornea !tuot diieetly from B'istow th it he was brov beaten out of the. room at yester day's Cabinet session, with an intima tion that he would not b exp.-cled any more. No such scene occurred. OIIIO. Cincinnati, Feb. 5 Night. During the performance of the alU-goty of the Great Republic . at Koliujiu' Opera Hou-.e this evehiug a stampede occur red from an alarm of fire cauoh.ssiy raided by m'sc'-irvcu.? boys ia tho gallery. , -'Ihe allegory has beeu upou the etag? of Robinson' Op'ra House for the pant two night! under the aus pices of the Cincinnati Relief Uniou, the proceed from which were applied to :lle stiff ring po.r of this city. The performers, numbering nearly 0U0 children, weie taken from the public schools of the city, as the object -va a worthy one, and the children ho took purl were those of old residents of the city. Vast audi'-nce were present at each presentation of the allegory. Tho weather this evening being propitious, and there being no nessions of the public schools. Inert we a matinee. Ybe audience, in uioat part, was compos -d of women oirl chil dren. About half past two, .vhilo the great house was dtnstily packed and thoiifanda of children among the audi ence were at the height of their enjoy ment, some boy in the gallery, cither through mischief or iguorauce, raised the cry of fire, and as a red light from the colored fires used in the pitcj flashed out from the wings, every inch of the theatre being occupied, and a dense crowd pressing and surg ing about the stairways aud iu front of the do..rs, soma one in the audience took up the cry of fire, aud it kh le-echotd from uear the door by some one who caught a glimpse of the glare from tho stage. There was an imme diate rush for tiie front doors. A chi d was pushed down the step, who scream -3, aud immediately after a man thrust his arm through the win dow. The sen-ams and cr-h were enough to set a pause iu full force, and in the narrow vestibuie leading to the street th scene was a terrible one. The people ia the rear, i rid with fear, preened upon those iu froi.t, shouting and cursing, 'ihe men were terror strickeu, and struck dowu the helpless women and children in front, or climbed over their beads to the top of the stair-case aud precipitated thempclyea upon the screaming mass of women and childrrn iu tho hall way. The setue in and about the opera house after tho accident wa heart rendiug. The news of the catas trophe spread like wild fir. over the city, and from every direction came people hurrying to the sck?, until the kqtiares were impassible. It is now eported that six persons were killed iu the stampede. Cleveland, Feb. 5. Judge Welle'r, of the Unittd States Cuutt, delivered his opinion sustaining the Westing house air brke patent. . ALABAMA. Montgomery, Feb. 5 Night The Senate and Hou-j of Representatives to-day adopted resolutions exteujjiisg courtesies to Hon. G. H. Pendltou, wb j is en route home ftoui Florida. H j wus waited on by a committee and received by the prosidiug officers, and wa afterwards introduced to members. He leaves to-morrow. - MISSOURI. St. Loms, Feb. c Night Gen'l B;c ok, Geo. H. Willi-ms, tx-Attorney Gen'l, Levi P. Luckey, the I' .-.!-dent's private becretaty, aad W. O. Avery arrived here from Washiugtou this mo mug aud took rootus at tje Liudell House. Other fiienda of the General will arrive to-tnorr.jw aud 1 for several dayj to come. Judge I'orter of New York, of tiie couusel for Gen'l Bibcock, will probably not reach hwre before to-morrow or Monday, owing to sickness. CONNECTICUT. Buiogetown, Feb. 5 Tha Ltndis jury is still out. They acquit on the tirat and second count, but disagree ou the thiid count of the iudicuieut. London, Feb. 5 Noon. The offi cial liiVe&tigatiou of the loss of the Diut!jchlaud has beeu concluded. The rep it says the wreck wa owiug to au error oi" rtckoniug and to the captain's disregard of the force and tiiitotiou of tne tide. The report t r..i s the ds- a . !..-. 4 I... .... .. C.p.lUe lilllltb.lliicu ooc . ' 1 , i nbtaoiu. and tne eouuuct of the ;.i'iicci.s. Th. Loaimen at iiai vich and elsewhere are comp.etciy exonerated from tuecUargt; of cowardice, pillaging, uot rendering prompt assistance, &c. The report also rtcommeaas telegraphic com munication between the light ships aud tho shore. Buii's Life in London of to-day says: "From opinion expressed at the meet ing on i'hurbdjy there seeLJ3 no reason to expect that auy crew from Cambridge University will go either to contest the collegiate match or the centennial regatta." Sr. Etiknne, Feb. 5 Noon. By a fire damp explosion at the Jnbin col liery 220 persons were wounded. Twenty-six were taken out, two of whom have since died. The earth is falling in immense masses und conster nation prevails. Berlin, Feb. 5 Noon All ihe journals agree that a settlement ac cording to Reichiustt iger't proposal is imp sible. London, Feb. 5 Night The Pall Mall Gazette's special tajs Prince Bis ma i ck has sufficiently recovered to d rive in a close oarriage. Hi parliament ary soirees will be resumed. When questioned about Cardinal Hohen-1 1.1 V- - -. , . ., b vian io iiome, uy some oi the deputies who called upon him, tho Chancellor distinctly stated that what ever might ba the Cardinal s mission. or whether there be any mission at all, it is not authorized by him. He declared that bo long .as? he remains at the helm it is not the State which will make the first advance towards a re conciliation with the Church. l!outiiutioual Amendments 1st Amendment: That sectiou 4. of article 9, be stricken out and two new sections be substituted. The section to be stricken out is in regard to lands given to the state by congress and the appropriation of fines, penalties, &c. The sectiou to be substituted gives all lands aud proceeds of lands, given by the Uuitftd States to the state, to ed ucational purpoi-es; and all swamp lands, fines, &c., are to ba used for purposes of education. 2nd Amendment strikes out section 17, article 3, and substitutes a sectiou providing for tho establishment of a bureau of agriculture, immigration and statistics, and the protection of sheep husbandry. 3d Ameudmeut adds to. section 25. of article 1, that secret political so cieties are dangerous to the liberties of a free people and should not be tolerated. 4th. Amends section 10, article 3, by providing that the governor, with tho advice of the senate, shall appoint all offices whose appointments are not otherwise provided for. 5th, Abrogates and amends sectiou 15, lo and 17, of article 4, and allows the general assembly to allot and dis tribute all judicial power among the several couuties except that of the su preaie court which is fixed by the con stitution itself. Gtii. Strikes out sections 1 and 2, of article 13, and forbids calling a con vention without first consulting the people at ihe polls. 7th. Provides for submitting the amendments to the constitution to tho people, at the poils, Tuesday after the 1st Mouday iu November, 1876. The amendments will pe ratified or rejected together. 8th. Provides for publishing the or dinnuces for the information of the people. 9th. Requires the judge to reside in the district for which he ia elected s.nd forbids his holding court in the same county more than once in four y ars. 10th. Reduces the nnruber of judges from 12 to 9. nud authorizes the legis lature to increase or diminish the number. 11th. Provides for the assembling of the Icjiolaiuro iu January instead of Movemner. 12th Hirs civil rights on the he.:-! by forbidding white and bl.ick chil dren going to the same school, an-1 providing that no discrimination shad be inadrt to the prejudice of either race. 13th Fixes the pay of the members of the Genera! Assembly at $4 a day and 10 ecu's mileage, and limits the session to 60 days. If tho session is prolonged beyond 60 days, members i eceive no pay. 15th, That sectiou 29, of article 2, i umended to allow the general assembly to change the time of holding elections for the general assembly. lfith Strikes from the conutitution section 4. of article 2, which ia the old epublicau gerrymander of tho seuato rial districts in ISoS. 17th Reduces the number of sn premj judges from five to three, as ou: fathers had it. lath Declares that the ju-Iicial power shall be vested in a court for the trial of impeachments, a supreme court, su perior courts, courts of justice of th peace, and fcueh others inferior to the supreme, court as may be established by law. 19th Establishes th. supreme court in Raleigh, until otherwise provided ilows the legislature to appoint mag istrates as under the old constitution. by the general assembly 20th Strikes section from the constitution. 8, article 2, This section gerrymander was the. old republican of the house of representatives, and the people can do without it. 21st Forbids vacatiug any office or term of oflico uow existing under the coustitntiou. 22ud Provides for the election of judges of the supreme court and supe rior court, by general ticket, or vote of all the jKv.pte, but allows the gen eral assembly to change the mode of electing superior court judges from general ticket, to district elections. 23d Rt quires 12 m.ph' residence iu the Plate, anl 90 days in the county, before a man cau vote, and excludes felons and ex-penitentiary convicts from l.oi.ii-.g oflioe op voting until re stored to citizenship by due process of law. 24th. Provides for tha remo val by tho legislature of any jndae of the superior court ; for men tal or physical disability. It al.'o pro vides for the removal of clerks cf the supreme; aud superior courts by the snrns reason. Appeal in case of re moval is allowed aa in other cas- s or Baits. 25Mi Provides that article 7 of the constitution be amended b - I.l.rvr, that the general assembly ihail have Dower to change, modify or brogaite auy aud all of the provisions ol tao article, and substit uting others in their niac-s. exceDt section 7. 9. and 13. Th.s allows the legislature t appoint mag istrates as under rt.e old constitution 2oth Gives inrisdictio'j to iu.-.t.icea of the pe-iee over civil actions fouuded on contract, wheu the sum does not ex-jeeu $2C0 ; and allows the justices to call in a iarv of six men in certain cases. 28th Adds the following new sectiou to arti.-ie 4 : '-In case the general as sembly suaii establish other inferior courts, the presiding officers and cierks thfreel shad be elected in sucn a man uer as tue general assembly may pre- Kcrile." 29th Forbids marriage between white and black and all persons of ne gro duocent to the third generation, 3oth Adds to article 1. section 24 "Nothina herein contained shall justi fv the practice of carrying concealed weapons or prevent the legislature from enacting penal statutes against s,ii;i ii active. 31-t. AbuhsHes section 31, of article 4; and provides for filling all vacancies m oiaees proviae.i ior oy tuis ariiuie by the Governor uot otherwise pro vieed fo" . 32d Provides for paying officers aud members of tue convention. 33.i Gives puwar to the supreme Court to try issues and questions of fact aa under ttie o!d constitution The Keutucky Senate passed but th House unexpectedly rejected the bil appropriating 810,000 for the Centeu nial. A 25.000 fire oocured at Astoria, Long Islaud, yesterday. "Aitoiitraior's Notice. TT firi'EBi K ADMINISTRATION onth XJ etat of tho lae MARY J. PKIOB ha iu. been granted to t e nndermgnoi by ta Jadge of robtau of the County of New an er, all person having elaiira agaiiut sai l de cedent aie hereby notified to exhibit the m to the un.ien.igi.ed on or be lore the 1?ti day of January, A. is., 1877. J.K.BBOWN, Adiaiaistrator. Wilmington, Jan, 13 w-w mrtioiiiatecl Bone IPliospliate. THIS SO VERY POPULAR GUANO Is now offered again for sale, and we call the ettention of the Planters to the same. The Manufacturers wid keep a stock in Wil mington with- us and wo are ia a position to make Xilex-al 'JTcriris of Settlement. THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN THIEB FOE THE SIX YEAES ASU THEIiH WAS Never alComplaint Made as to Its Cood Qualitiesr. Apply for Pamphlets aud Prices to .ian ?r,-3m The past year has everywh?ro added to fertilizer. A3 a RENOVATOR OF It has no superior. Its merits have every section of the couhlry. Iu MW SUPER States it has always stood very high. COTTON. CORN Aad other staples it has largely increased We haee sold this celebrated manure confidence in its value ; aud we VERY BEST AHO MOST V 1 I 3IAN UI REMEMBER Be Sure "to RAW BONE WH ANN'S .Ta.Ti - afa.o janllX:w3m Ghiaiio ! Guano FIVE HUNDRED TONS i u-uanaT9 urmno dm FIVE HUNDRED TONS Uureka Guao I Yt'Ai SALE BY WILLIAMS & MURGHISQK r 1)4 NEW CROP 323 Hogsheads, BRIG MECHANIC, EX. 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