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W"EKUX,;' WE* " MOKMXG. ^ V0Ln,K xxv
A Trip to Wn?bln|ton.
We returned yesterday Irom a Tiiit ol
s week to the National Capital, whither
we went to nee the new administration
inaugurated and enjoy a few dare of re
creation. To the ? who, like ourselves,
hive not limited Washington lor yean,
ind consequently have not kept the run
ol the radical changes Doing on there in
the way of new building* and magnificent
itreet improvement*, the contraat between
the old era and the new Is indeed
ouiething marvellous. In the matter of
wide and miperhly pa^ed streets, on which
the asphaltum la laid as smooth as a floor
and yet not hard and harsh like stone,
Washington has no equal in this country,
snd is not, wc presume, surpassed by any
city in the world. Whatever may be
aaid of the jobbery and corruption that
have attended this grand march of im
ot this limitless country it must become
(he grandest National Capital in the
But we did not get out to write about
the physical changes that have occurrcd
at Washington of late years, but rather
about the present outlook of matters political,
and particularly of the prospects
of the new Administration. Sixteen
years ago we saw the first Republican
President inaugurated. In some respects
there was a noticeable similarity in the
antecedents and surroundings of Lincoln's
inauguration and that of Hayes. Scenes
of excitement, threatening revolution
and war, preceded and surrounded both
of them. There was to be heard at
Washington on the 4th of March, 1877,
much of the same sort of talk that we
heard there on the 4th of March, 1861.
The same Democratic scowl of disap*
probation, disaffection and insubordination
rested like a cloud upon both scenes
?only the cloud this time was much
smaller and far less portentous than
when Lincoln took the oath of office
amidst a motley crowd of soldiers, loyalists
and conspirators. There was a
great crowd in attendance on both occasions,
but this time there was an overshadowing
proportion of people whose
feelings were in clone sympathy with the
incoming administration. When Lincoln
stood before Chief Justice Taney and
took the oath it was not known what
uiinute a shot would be fired by
some one of the thousands of disloyalists
from Maryland and Virginia who stood
before him an<i listened with undisguised
expressions of hatred and contempt to
his inaugural address. Washington was
limn a lint luid nf oiMuainn ami Iraiann
The rebel cockade hail been publicly
worn by fashionable society in that city
for months prior to the 4th of March. All
ihe departments of the government
swarmed with the placemen of treasonmongers,
and those who sympathized
with the new administration scarcely
dared to give expression to their feeling9
on that eventful day, not knowing whom
to trust.
Sixteen years have wrought a mighty
change in the political atmosphere of the
National Capital. The old regime that
worshipped exclusively at the shriue of
flavery.and the South, has been completely
shattered and has largely passed away.
There it of course u remnant of jt still in
existence, but its Bocial and political power
is gone, and in all essential respects
Washington may now bo called a National
and no longer a Sectional city. It is
true thatHenator Howe did, on Thursday
last, in a speech in the Senate, speak of it
ati "a city that is no more than la?r abiding"
(alluding to the threats that had
been made against Hayes), but still the
change for the "better, as compared with
the days of 1801, is so vast that we may
"peak of Washington as free from the
dominion of Southern sectionalism, and
especially Baltimore rowdyism. Four
years of good National government, und?*r
the auspices of President Hayes, will
g<> far to complete the political regeneration
of Washington city. And this calls
up the question as to how far backward,
towards the old order of things, the
?'ity Would have receded had the power
of the Government jflssed this time into
the hands of the Democratic party. Wo
,,ttw two years ago something of
*hat might be expected under such circumstancet,
at the time the lower house
of Congress became Democratic, and a
multitude of oflice seekers came swarming
to Washington from all parts of the
South?These office seekers were not the
best men of the South, but the Hamble.
tons and Fltzhugbs, men whom public
opinion finally compelled the Democracy
to drop from the pay rolls. Had Mr.
wicic ib iiu uenymg me i?ci
that something very ittrictive?attractive
almost to the point of enchantmenthas
been left to show for the princely
sums that have been spent.
In the days of slavery before the war,
and in the transition period during and
following the war, Washington seemed
to be an abortive sort of a city?a metropolis
only in name?a place in the improvement
and beau tificat ion of which
no body had any real interest. The costly
public buildings instead of being like
gems tfot in "pictures of silver/' receiving
and conferring beauty, were, oh some
one said about St. Peter'a at Home/'stately
piles out of place"?a great swamp pen- ,
etrateil by a malarious canal on one aide,
it nil a dreary waste of goose pasture on
the other.
All thin lion been changed. Washington
in now a city in which every American
can take pride. It is not only asdinning
metropolitan proportions, but
it can boast of parks, avenues,
drive*, fountains, statuary, private residence*
and architectural adornments
of the most attractive and heartsome
character. In many reaped* Washington
is symbolical of the great changes that
have come to the whole country by reason
of the war-?changes that have their
drawbacks and dark sides, but that have
on the whole immensely benefitted the
country. Any one can see that a great
future is iu store for a city capable of
such indefinite extension and improvement,
and that pari passu with the growth
Tilden came in Instead of Hayes, we
should hate teen a ruih on Waahington
such as hai never been witnessed since
the founding of the government, and once
more all the departments, including the
local government of Washington, would
have passed Into the control of the present
recunant and irreooncilable element 4n
the South and their Northern allies, and
this element would once more have given
a strong sectional tone to sooiety in the
National Capital.
The tim& has not come for such a
sweeping change as would have followed
Mr. Tilden's acccession to power. The
present half way men of the South, such
as Ben Hill and Lamar, would have been
swept out of power as traitors to their
section, and the old rsmpant element
would have come to the front*, the same
as in the days of James Buchanan, for
Mr. Tilden holds views more decidedly
in sympathy with the secession element
in the South than Buchanan ever did.
Therefore we hail, as a happy deliverance,
the fact that four more years, with
all their changes and modifications, must
pans away before there can be s change
for the worne, and by that time we hope
to see the good seed that President Hayes
will sow spring up and bear fruit so
abundantly in the South that no odds
what party gains control of the government
the administration will be thoroughly
Tlii* bring* u* to speak of the new
President and hix lirnl Htep*. There were
those iu Washington last week, both in
and out of Congress, who were inclined
to antagonize hi* Cabinet selections,
especially the selection of a Southern
Democrat tor" the PostmasterGeneralship,
on the ground that the Republican
party was to be Johnsoni/ed at
the very start. Theae persons wanted
Hayes to select a strict party Cabinet
and administer the government on a strict
party basis. They apparently had an
idea that he attached no serious meaning
to his letter of acceptance lant July, nor
to hitt reaffirmation of that letter in his
inaugural. Their principal conception
of what a change of administration should
involve at a timo like this, wan confined
to a change o( office holders?a turning
out of Grant uien and the putting in of
Hayea men. Hence the idea of putting
a Southern Democrat into Hie Cabinet in
pursuance of the new Presidents emphatic
expression in favor ot a policy of
pacification, and of an adherence to his
espousal of civil service reform, ax was
indicated by the selection of such a man
as Schurz, shocked the tender sensibilities
of a number of theseKepublicanPhariaees,
and almost convinced them that a great
mistake had been made in the selection .
of a President. Had it been Bristow instead
of Hayes who sent in the name of
Key as his Poatmaster-General, we should
have heard in still more decided and indignant
tones the story of the Johnsonization
of the Republican party. The
idea of putting the post offices of the
country under the guardianship of the
successor of Andy Johnson in the United
States Senate was something apalling to
a good many Republicans, i?id they did
not hesitate to say so. They had visions
of an entire change in the service, a
general expulsion of Republicans and a
wholesale refilling with Johnson Democrats.
These peopte did not stop to think that,
in tho first place there is to be no general
turning out of oflice by this administration,
and, in the next, that the President
did not appoint Mr. Key until he had
first explained.to him his views of the
proper Southern policy to be pursued, and
learned from him in return thathiB views
were in substantial accord with his own.
The President did not pick Mr. Key up at
random. He had informed himself as to
his course in the Senate and as to his antecedents
before he became a member of that
body, and satisfied himself that he was
the sort of a man he was in quest of at
the South. The resolutions published in
to-day's dispatches, passed by the Cotton
Exchange of Memphis, in regard to the
appointment of Mr. Key, show that the
President has found a man who commands
the confidence of the best element among
the Democrats of Tennessee. His selection
ot such a man shows to them, and to
all well affected Democrat* throughout
the South, that he has no policy towards
that section that he is afraid to constantly
disclose to a Southern man in his Cabinet.
The idea that prevails at Washington
among the best informed public men is
that the President intends to open wide the
gaieH iu me ueai men in me sou ill, 10
come inside the Kepublicao party and
make of it a national organization in the
fullest sen*e of the word, not only in
theory but in actual practice. There in
every reason to believe that the President
has already had an extensive correspondence
with souie of the most influential
men of the South to thiM end, and that he
has received such assurances^ will cause
hiui tojhape the policy of his administration
resolutely in such a direction.
Hill and Lamar, and other men of influence
who put themselves in the late contest
squarely against the filibusters, will
be the men who will share the confidence
of the President and co-operate with bim
in the good work of conferring lasting
peace and prosperity upon the South.
The wicker coffin for burial purposes
is meeting with favor in England, and
the manufacture of sucK cases ia being
carried on to a considerable extent. The
advantage gained by their uae ia that of
a speedier assimilation of the body with
it* parent earth without the revolting
and long delayed featering process of decomposition
peculiar to the enclosure in
a tight box, case or coffin. The idea is
far more pleasant to many that what remains
of the form after the change of dissolution
should bv the subtle alchemy of
nature be a? speedily as possible transferred
to the substance of flowers and verdure
rather than remain, even though
unseen, a spectacle which the imagination
must shudder at contemplating. The
cheapness of the custom is another recommendation,
for the average expense of a
dead man's coffin will feed a live one for
several months.
Iglealas and Parly.
St. Loun, March 10.?Senor Iglesias
and suite arrived here last night, and today
were called upon by many prominent
Washington, March 10.
The Vice President presented a communication
from William Orton. President
of the Western Union Telegraph
Company, requesting the return of the
messages (about thijty thousand) delivered
to the Chairman of the Committee on
Privileges and Elections some weeks ago,
in accordsnce with the ordtr of the Senate.
Laid on tho table.
The Senate then went into Executive
When the doors" were re-opened, the
Senate adjourned till Tuesday.
The Endorsement ol 1'rfniUeul
llayes* rollcy-JDeiuocrat* Accepting
MxMrms, March 10.?The Cotton Exchange
meeting to-day wss one of the largest
and most thoroughly representative
gatherings of the best business men, cap*
italists and merchants, ever held in this
city. Nearly all present were Democrat*.
In spite of the fact that a very ablespoccli
was made by one of our most eloquent
and upright* orators, urging a delay of
actiou. the meeting enthusiastically endorsed
the conciliatorv measures promioed
in President Hayes'inaugural, as
well as the broad national grounds he has
enunciated since he occupied the Presidential
chair. The action of .the meeting
in endorsing the Administration, and
also the President's new Cabinet, was almost
unanimously carried, only three
dissenting voices being heard.
Ex-National Senator David M. Key is
very popular in this end of Tennessee,
and during the late canvass he made the
best speech heard here in behalf of Til
den. It was scholarly and sensible, free
from vituperation and abuse, and won
liim many friends; and his appointment
to the Cabinet is regarded by the Southern
people as a most favorable feature.
They look forward in the hope of a
policy even more liberal than that already
Of the Qommittee on Resolutions, live
of the seven were ex-rebel soldierp; of
those who spoke in favor of the objects of
the meeting three were ex-rebel aoldier?,
and the two who spoke against the resolution
were citizens, who never served in
either the Northern or Southern armies.
Wm. A.Goodwin presided, and speeches
were made by several prominent men.
A committee was appointed to draft
resolutions expressing the sentiments ol
the business men on the subject, who reported
a preamble and resolutions to the
efl'ect that
Whereas, The members, without
committing themselves to the legality or
fairness of the means or methods by which
Rutherford 13. Hayes became President
of the United States, but recognizing him
as such under the rulings of the Electoral
Commission and count of the two
houses of Congress, but having read carefully
his inaugural address, we are impressed
with the hope that it is his determination
to give the country an Administration
of pacification, reconciliation,
justice, ?Scc.; therefore, be it
Eaolvtd, By the members of the Chamber
of Commerce and Cotton Exchange
of Memphis that we hail with Batisiaction
and approval the Tiroad departure of
President Hayes from " the policy which
has characterized the .administration of
the past years, and that we pledge ourselves,
without regard to past or present
political associations or alliliations, to
uphold and sustain him in every just and
constitutional measure or act of his administration
having for its object the permanent
pacification and reconciliation of
the people and States of the Federal
Union; and to this end be it further
Jtoolud. That we heartily indorse and
nnrn?A Ma onnnintmonf of nn* iliatin. I
guished fellow citizens, Hon. D. M. Key,
to the position of Postmaster-General,
and that our thanks are due to Mr. Key
for his promise of acceptance of the
These resolutions were adopted almost
On the Committee on Resolutions were
Genera] A. J. Vaughan, Colonel A. I).
Gwynne an<J Major W. W. Guy, three
ex-Confederate officers, the committee
being composed entirely of Democrats.
Oxford, 0., March 30.?At a meeting
of Republicans at this place this evening,
resolutions were passea indorsing President
Hiyes' inaugural address and Cabinet
appointments, and a copy of them
sent him by telegraph to-night.
8t. paul.
St. Paul, March 10.?The Board of
Trade of Minneapolis, this morning, and
a large meeting ofleading citizens of both
parties at St. Paul this evening, unanimously
adopted resolutions cordially approving
the policy foreshadowed in President
Hayes' inaugural address and his
nelection of Cabinet officers.
New Mchednle of flaUM to Co
into Effect Dlondnj.
New York, March 10.?The following
in a schedule of rates of freight to Western
points, to go into effect Monday:
lat Claas. 'Jd CUaa. 3d Class. 4th Claas. Spfc*).
Chicago...-.7.r> 70 r.O 43 35
SU I.uuis.....1)7 01 79 61 49
CincInnatI~"o til 55 .41 32
Indlanyila.71 (iti ft 7 4:: S3
Louisville... W ai 71 65 44
Toledo M 54 4t> 35 27
Columbus..,cu 5<i <3 :w jm
Pltuburgh..41 40 85 XII 'JO
Sandusky ...54 60 40 Hi 4JS
Ter.Haute.77 K 41 4ti :id
Lafayette 74 CD f'.i 41 :u
qutocy 07 *.M ?.i ci 4 o
Zanes?ille...57 51 Iff 24 27
Cleveland... 40 4ii :?j no '.'3
Detroit to 40 42 82 25
Tt is said the through rnte froui the
West to Europe ha* not yet been ngrfeed
Arrest of Counterfeiter**.
Nashville, March 10.?Bill Phelans,
Julia Phelps, Robert Hess and George
White were arrested here to-day for
making counterfeit 50 cent pieces, quarters,
dimes and nickels. Their swng and
moulds were captured, and they lodged in
comjkrfltmknt announced.
A special to the American, from Shelby ville,
announced the committment of Dr.
W. N. Gwinn for manufacturing counterfeit
Kail road Null.
Montreal, March 10.?Bolickon, of
Middleborough, member of Parliament
for Yorkshire, England, has brought suit
in the Superior Court of Montreal against
the Southeastern Counties Railroad Co.
and Hon. A. B. Foster for the recovery of
$1,000,000 indebtedness, and demanding
, the sale of the road.
Ntlll Another Disabled Lite InMuranro
Albany, N. Y., March 10.?A receiver
has been appointed for the North America,
Guardians' Mutual, Widows and
Reserve Life Insurance Companies, of
this city, and the New York State Life
Insurance Company, of Syracuse.
Anna Lonlse Cary.
New York, March 10.?Anna Louise
Carv, the American prima donna, arrived
o-aay from Europe.
President Hayes' Cabinet Confirmi
</ ______
Office Seekers Referred to the D
Mrs. Hayes' First Reoeption.
Cabinet Confirmed.
Wamuimoton, March 10.?A* aoon
the Senate went into executive uexsic
to-day, the various Cabinet noininatio
were 111 turn reported l>ack from the coi
mil tees, accompanied in each case with
unanimous recommendation for confirm
tion. A motion wan then made to tal
up the nomination of David M. Key,
Postmaster General, for immediate a
tion. A single objection would have pr
vented action upon it to-day, but no o
jection was interposed, nnd the vote upi
the question of confirming wan taken I
yea* and nays, and resulted, ayes 51, na;
ii,?the negative votes being cast by Dei
ocrats. This vote seemed to bo regard)
as a test of the strength of the oppositic
to the remaining nominations, and r
further opposition was made against ar
of them beyond a demand for the rol
call in the cases of Schurz and Evarl
JThe vote on Schurz's nomination was for
confirmation and 2 against. The vo
on Kvarts' nomination wan about t!
same, i^uite n number of Senators c
bothsides abstained from voting, and tl
few negative votes in each instance wei
cast by Democrats, Senator Cameron, i
Pennsylvania, voted for Kvarts, Schui
ami Key, remarking his vote for livar
was under what he regarded as the ii
ctructions of his committee, the I'oroijj
.Relations, which had instructed him I
report favorably. Mr.ConklingTefraine
from voting on his nomination.
The nominations of George \V. Mi
Crarv to be Secretary of War, Ricliai
W. 'Thompson to be Secretary of ,tl
Navy, and Charles Devens to be Attornc
General, were confirmed without a roll
call or even division. .
The news of the confirmation was ri
ceived at the White House and at tl
Executive Department as soon as the m
tion of the Senate was taken, anil elicitc
very satisfactory expressions. The Prei
ident simply said he was very glut! of th
prompt action.
Tho President will send several nou
illations to the Senate Tuesday, anion
them probablv the name of Asa *(). Aldii
of Vermont; James B. Howard, of lowi
and Orange Ferris, of New York, to t
| Southern Claims Commissioners.
Among the name# presented to-day fo
the Coinuiiswionership of this District:
(lint of S. K. Middleton, twelve yem
cashier in the Treasury, and now one i
the leading bankers of this city.
Several persons interested in the rive
and harbor improvements called upo
the President and received assurance
that the Appropriations heretofore witl
held would probably be allowed to I
used when the new Secretary of War ai
suuies the duties of his oftice.
A large number of persons intereste
in their own appointments to oilicecalle
at the Executive Mansion. The dispos
tion is to refer all applicants to the heat
of departments.
A report received from Agent Chan
berlain, pursuing illicit distillers i
Georgia, gives particulars of the arrej
of the noted guerrilla, Harrison Barke
the arrest of sixty-live distillers, and tl:
destruction of twenty-one distilleries an
150,000 gallons of beer and mash. Coi
cerning Barker, Agent Chamberlai
writes : "Some two or three years aim
he was arrested for shooting a Deput
Marshal. Subsequently he made h
escape,' was arrested afterwards at Kai
sos City, taken to Atlanta, and agai
made his escape. Since then he ht
evaded arrest, and occupied liis time pr?
tecting the illicit distilleries of Forsyt
and adjacent counties by bushwhackin
the oflicers. He has not slept at hon:
for two years, except occasionally Satu:
dajr and Sunday nights, the nights c
which revenue raids aro seldom made
At a meeting of the Senate CommitU
on Privileges and Elections this mornin,
the case of Wm. P. Kellogg, claimant ft
a seat in the Senate from Louisiana, wi
taken up. The Republican members too
the ground that the credentials presentc
by Kellogg were regular, and that he lu
a prima facie title, and should be sworn i
and allowed to take his seat at once, a
cording to the precedents established I
long usage. Any investigation, as I
which of the rival governments in Lai
isiana ifl the legal one, should be deferre
until ^ellogg has taken his neat.
The Democratic members held ihr
while the credential* on which Kellog
claims his Beat appear regular, they mi
not be so; in fact, as the committee ha)
judicial knowledge, there are two riv
governments in Louisiana, and, therefor
there should be an investigation, to d
termine which of them is the legal on
before any person is sworn in as Senato
The committee adjourned to Monda
when the case will again come up, ar
some action be taken on the reports I
the-Renate. There will be a majority ar
minority report?the former signed I
the Republican, and the latter by tl
Democratic members.
Mrs. Haves held her first reception
the White House this afternoon. It w:
very numerously attended, principally I
ladies resident in Washington, and ii
eluded a large and distinguished repn
mentation of unofficial as well a* of
cial society of the Capital.
The Assistant Secretary of theTreasi
ry to-day issued the forty?HCcond call fi
the redemption of o 20 bonds of '<55, Mi
and November. The call is tor $10,00(
000, $7,000,000 coupon and $15,000,01
registered bond*;'principal and intere
will be paid at the Treasury on and aft
the 10th of June next, and interest wi
cease that day. The following is a d
scription of the bonds: Coupon bond
$500, No. 88,851 to 40,400, both incluaiv
'$10,000, No. 98,051 to 108,100, both i
elusive; registered bonds, $3U, No. 491
496, both inclusive; $100, No. <>,1551 i
0,386, both inclusive; $500, No. 15,901
15,973, both inclusive; $1,000, No. 15,051
15,163, both inclnsive.$"/,000, No.C,708
7,3S5, both inclusive.
There is much favorable comment u
on tho action of the Senato to-day in co
firming the Cabinet appointments of Pre
ident Hayes. It is the impression th
the Administration will, without deln
put into ell'ect, through the various exe
utive departments, the policy outlined
his inaugural address.*
Tho President, this afternoon and eve
ing was congratulated upon the fact th
the Government is now fully organic
All the members of the Cabinet will ta
the oath of office on Monday, and ent
immediately upon their respective dutii
The first Cabinet meeting will be i
Tuesday, in accordance wiui custom.
Mrs. Gayes, this morning, received
beautiful bo<|UCt of rose buds and violet*,
accompanied with a card bearing the
word*, "From n MinsiMsippi Republican
who stands bv the statesman whonaa said
)d that bo who beat ?erv6* hi* country serves
hia party beat."
?" Washington, March 11 ..-Senator Morton
will make an effort to have the case
of Kellogg, claiming a seat as Senator
from Louisiana, acted qp at this sesaion
of the Senate, and the impreaaion prevails
that a favorable report on hia case
will be made by a majority of the Committee
on Privileges and Elections on
Tuesday next. It is not certain, however,
,n that the Senate will agree to act on the
ntj case now, a* a number of the Uepubn.
lican Senators prefer' to let the matter
, A rent for tho present, rather than take any
a. action upon the Louisiana question,
{0 which might be euibarrassiug to the adn*
ministration, when by permitting the
c. Keljogg case to go over until the next
e. session it can be determined with much
b- less discussion than if an attempt were
)n made to do ro now, and besides the matter
jy may be virtually settled by the Execuv\
live Department of the (iovernment beQ.
fore that time. It is said that the I)cm-.
ocrats will vote in favor of postponing
m the case of Kellogg until next session, in
io view of all circumstances. It is believed
,v that Kellogg's case will not be disposed
of before next winter. The same may be
said of the South Carolina contest. Should
\.\ these cases go over the special session of
te the Senate will probably close before the
u. end of the present week, as the executive
,n business can be disposed of in a lew davs.
ie The President and Cabinet aro in daily.
rc receipt of letters ar.d telegrams from |
3[ prominent persons of both political parrz
tics in approval of the National course
1# indicated as the rule of government.
ij. Last night the police raided a cele;n
brated club house in thin city and arrest|o
ed a large number of persons who were
there engaged in gambling. Among the
number was an ex-Assistant Secretary of
c. the Treasury, a prominent Judge" of
d South Carolina, an ex-United States
,c Senator, and several ex-membcra of Coniy
gress, who wore taken to the Tenth Disf.
trict Station House. This morning the
parties arrested were discharged on
P. leaving collateral security, the proprieie
tors being held in $1,000 and the players
c. in $20 to appear as witnesses.
j Hon. E. B. Waahburnc, Minister to
j_ France. i? now in Wool,5???>/*.? in
ie his busineps a Hairs with Hie Department
of State.
On Tuesday the letters submitted by
Republicans of South Carolinain the inl*
terest of the Hampton government will
S be referred by the.President to the Cabt#?
net. There are intimations from good
l> sources that the subject of the dual State
* governments in Louisiana and South Carolina
will be matters of earnest and early
lr attention. General Garfield has decided
not to be a candidate for the Renatorship
'j (ron? QKSa,
j interview with the president.
j, Washington, March 11.?This even.'
ing the President was visited by Senators
>r Gordon and Lamar and the Kepresentan
tives of Louisiana. These gentlemen especially
urged the withdrawal of the
l* troops from the State House in New Or)e
leans and Columbia, and sought to know
the disposition of the President in that
matter. The interview was perfectly
free. The aubject was dealt with on
J both sides with entire candor as
d to the length of time that will
i- elapse before the final result is reached
|H in this ^patter. Senator Gordon, who had
a very cordial expression of views from
the President, declines at present to expreps
any opinion further than to say he
is satisfied no unnecessary delay will be
J had and that not more than a few weeks
will intervene before the solution will
n 1'tyludclphfu??30,000.
:c Philadelphia, March 10*?Early to7
ilnv Tlirnpr. A; Pn ' nlnnino mill i
was burned. Loss, $30,000; partly inl"
an red.
? fire ik brooklyn.
5. New York, March 11.?At an early
j, hour thin morning a lire broke out in
!? the boiler room of J. Monroe Taylor's
,e aaleratus factory, a seven-story building,
r. 21 and 30 Sackett street, Brooklyn, which
in was entirely destroyed, together with the
> machinery and stock. The walls fell in
and the boiler exploded, blowing the
walls out of the house No. 17 Union
ie street, occupied as a grocery Btore by
Pi Dennis Lahy. Some firemen near by had
,r a narrow escape. Loss $140,000; insur18
ance $05,000. In the afternoon two of
k the walla which were considered danger!(i
ous were pull down, and a portion of
u them falling'on two small frame houses
n crushed in the roofs. No lives lost.
Z New York, March 11.?A fire, attendj.
ed with fatal conscquences, occurred to1(j
night in a five-story tenement house, No.
207 Ludlow Btreet, occupied by (iermans
^ and Polish Jews. The children of Mrs.
Manson, who has rooms there, upset a
[y lamp, and soon the room was in a blaze.
She hurried ont with the children and
gave the alarm. The other occupants of
e the building iled in terror. In the
rush'out of the building Hattie Manson,
e aged ten, and a baby of seven months that
r] she had in her arms were left behind.)
y* Israel Levines, wife and child wore btirn,4
ed severely; in their flight they left belu
l.tml ??? ?a r. ..~,i
[Q ?" mu biuiuiui. "ft"* " "?'?
l(j Abraui, aged 8. These-were taken out by i
,y the liremen, but Abram was dead and
,e David nearly so. Little Hattie Matiaon
was rescued, but the baby could not be
nt Desperate Experience of n SetI
lor Willi Indians.
7 St. Louts, March 10.?Advices froui
Western Kansas give an account of a
fight between Dr.Tichenhur anil a band
" of Indians some days ago, at a point
called The Cave, in JsesB county. Kansas.
The Indians attacked the cabin In which
the Doctor was sleeping, but before they
ur could enter he securely fastened the door,
,Y and from the loop-hole killed the chief
)". of the band and three others. The In30
dians then withdrew, and Tichenhur,
,?t thinking they had gone, started for the
er settlements, but was tired upon from an
[II ambush and severely wonnded. He es0.
caped, however, and after sixteen days
g hard travel he reached the settlements
e'. and had his wounds dressed, and was
nl otherwise cared for.
An ImliuiiTrail.
to Cheyenke, via. Hot Creek, W. kT.f
to March 10.?Several hundred Indians
to crossed the road at Utter's Ranch on the
last water of Indian Creek to-day. There
JF were a number of squaws and papooses
with them. Several small bands have
eroded toward the Agency within the last
P" few days.
a- A liriNt ol Sawbones.
at Philadelphia, M&rch 10.?-At the an.v?
nual commencement of Jefferson Medi9'
cal College, to-day, tho degree of Doctor
m of Medicine was conferred on 198 gentlemen,
including ninety-four from Pennn"
sylvania, thirteen from Illinois, nine from
al Indiana and seven from Iowa and Ohio,
d. m
Iturncd at Nea.
?r Cairo, March 11.?An Egyptian man*
of-war, which was cruising in the Gulf
of Suez to break up the slave traffic, took
fire at sea aad was entirely destroyed.
There were -120 men on board, of whom
400 were saved, including all the EuI
a ropeans.
'' THE K VNIT.lt> <(1 KNI'lOV
'K . Auitrt-liy in Turkey.
London, March 10.?The Timet? correapondent
at Pera says:
ie "Under the former Sultan there were
instance* of tyrannical, improvident am!
rapacious government, but under .Sultan
Abdul Haimd we are in full anarchy,
the Palace burning order* without con?[
Hulting the Porte, tho Porte transacting
? bu?ines? without guidance from or comI
munlcation with the Palace. Such a
ie combination of tyrrany with anarchy, of
?t absolutism with iinpotency, the world
b* uever witneaied."
f Count Schouvaloll will carry to Lon^
don definite proposals Jot a solution of
Q the pending questions. There will be no
(e demand'for a pledge of future action. A
final protocol is to be signed by the I'm*.
w era collectively, reviewing the previous
|H diplomatic proceedings, recognizing the
. good oflicen of Russia on behalf of the
n* Christians, and recommending the Porte
to execute the reforms proposed by I he
,t Conference and protect their Christian
j subjects against their Mohauimedun
1 neighbors.
e General IgoatielV will await, at Paris,
g the Powers' replies to this proposal.
d track a russian necessity.
t The Time*1 correspondent wtiting from
e St. Petersburg, of the recent Council,
i pays: "I am told on the l>CHt authority
that the whole question of pence or wnr
i having been gone into in the presence ol*
1 General IgnatiefF, the Council over which
I the Emperor presided was unanimous in
r the conclusion that in the present eircume
stances peace if of the greatest necessity
e to Kussia. 1 am also informed that, owr
ing to these considerations, ideas of a
f peaceful policy were accepted during that
1 Council, and the onJypoint on which the
f members differed was tho time at which
the immobilization of the army should
be ordered. According to my informant
it was decided that the order for the demobilization
should belissuedtiH soon aH
.Mauley siatUtewB' Letter to Uo'
< liuuiberlnju.
Columuia, Mirch 10.?The followir
letters are made public to-day by Go
Chamberlain, at the special request t
Stanley Matthews, and are the letters a
laded to by Blaine in the Renate on tl
7th in?ty
"Wasiiinoton, March 5,1877.
lion. I). II. Chamberlain, Columbia, S. 0..My
Dear Sir?1 have net the honor i
a personal acquaintance with you, bi
have learned to respect you.from knowi
edge of your reputation. I take ti
liberty of addressing you now, withgret
distrust of the propriety of doing so, pr
facing it by saying that 1 apeak withoi
authority from any one, and represei
only my own views. The situation i
public affairs In South Carolina is tc
complicated to be discussed at length 1
this note, and vet it impresses me as on
that ougut to be changed by the policy <
Republican statesmen in such a way i
not only to remove all the controversu
that disturb, but remove all the emlmi
rassments arising from it to - the party i
other parts of the country.
"It has occurred to me to suggcj
whether by your own concurrence am
co-operation an accommodation couli
not be arrived at which would obviat
the necessity for the use of Federal arm
to support either government, and leav
that to be the government which was bes
able to stand of itself. Such a cours
would relieve the Administration frou
the necessity, so far as the executive ac
tion is concerned, of making any decisloi
between the conflicting governments, an*
would place you in a position of makinj
the sacrilice of what you deemed you
abstract rights for the sake of the j?eac
of the commuuity, which would entitl
you to the gratitude, not onlv of you
"own party, but the respect and esteem o
the entire country. 1 trust you wil
pardon the liberty'1 have taken, as m
motive is to promote, not only the public
but your own personal good."
"With great respect,
"Stanley Matthewh."
mr. evart8' indorsement.
Appended to the foregoing are the fol
lowing lines by Mr. Evarts :
"Dear Governor?I hrfve read thi
letter and conversed with Colbnel Has
fcell and Senator Gordon on the nnbjecl
| interesting to us. I Bhould be jery gla>
to aid in the solution of the difficulties o
the situation, and especially to hear frou
VOll SlM'Pflilv Willi tn? OnmiilimnBlo
Mr*. Chamberlain,
Your* very truly,
"Wm. m. I'.va ins."
lujnuctiou Denied.
St. Louis, March 11.?George Tyson, o
New York, for himself and nu'raerou
other stockholders or me ai. t.uuih, irui
Mountain and Southern Railroad, ap
plied to JudgeTreat, of the United State
j District Court, at chambers late yester
I day afternoon, for an injunction to rc
strain Thomas . J. Allen am
IT. J. Margnand, President am
Vice President of that road, and the in
spectors of election of that corporatio
! from preventing him and his associate
j from voting their stock at the comin
election for a new Board of Director*
1.1 uilge Treat refused the injunction on th
ground that no emergency was shown am
I because the same matter was before om
of the State Court**
passenoeit agents in session.
; The general passenger agents were it
I secret session all day yesterday discuss
ing new rates, &c., but no definite actior
was taken, nor is it expected that a con
elusion will bo reached before Tuesdaj
The question as to where the next con
I imntiAn oVoll !.? ? .1:?..?i :
committee, and New York seemed to b
the favored point, and next Septembei
the time.
Weather Indications.
okpick <# tub cliikk slonal OPVICBK,
Washington, D. G, March is?l *. *.J
For Tennesseo and the Ohio Valley, i
falling barometer, warmer south and eas
winds, possibly backing at northern sta
tions to colder # northeast, and cloud;
weather, with rain or Bnow.
For the Upper Lakes, arising follows
by a falling barometer, northeast wind*
cool, cloudy and snowy weather.
For Upper Mississippi and Lowe
Missouri Valleys, colder northeast am
opposing warmer south winds, fallini
barometer and rain or snow, followed b]
rising barometer and colder'north wind*
For Lower Lakes, Middle and Easteri
States, warmer southwest winds, fallini
barometer and increasing cloudiness, pos
sibly followed in Lower Lakes by ri?in,
barometer and colder north winds.
Mining Dividcnd-Tliat iflexlcai
"Outrage" Explained.
San Francisco, March 10.?The North
ern Belle declares a dividend of one do!
lar per share.
The Mexican authorities claim tha
the Hchooner Montana was merely de
tained at Mazatlan, waiting a telegraphi
decision frem the Treasury Departmen
as to whether it was lawful for her t
discharge a portion of her cargo ther
and then proceed with the remainder t
foreign ports.
Necrctary TIioihjimoii.
Indianapolis, March 11.?-Hon. Kicli
ard A.Thompson, Secretary of theNavj
passed through here this evening, en rout
to Washington, on a special car furnish
ed by President McKecn of the Vandali
railroad. Secretary Thompson is accom
panied by George E. Farrington, Vic
President of the Vandalia railroad, c
Terre Haute; Hon. E. B. Martindale, pre
prietor of the Indianapolis Journal; 1
W. Halford, editor of the Journal; an
Mrs. E. "W. Halford, of this city.
Worlli Carolina Nnpports iti
New York, Marh ll.-r-A special t
the Times, dated Raleigh, 11th, says: Th
Republicans here sustain Presiden
Hayes in his Southern policy. They dc
mand that he shall have a fair tria
The existence of the Republican part
in this State depends upon the success c
the policy as laid down by the Presiden
There will be no division in this State i
the party, such as one element sustainin
the President and the other the Senati
tiarllcld Withdraws.
Columbus, March 11.?A telegram we
received here to-day from Jas. A. GarGel
withdrawing his name as a Nenatorii
fatal accident.
Joe Gosi, an attachee of the Baltimoi
& Ohio Railroad, while coupling cars t(
day at this point was caught between t*
cars and so severely injured that he die
soon after.
llank Failure.
New York, March 11.?'th?E*chang
Bank, Canandigna. New York, failec
Liabilities, $140,000 to $20<),000; assel
not over $70,000 to $100,000. The banl
ing firm consisted of Thos. Beals, Joh
Mosher and Howell. The cause of th
failure is supposed to be an unfortunal
speculation in western securities. Th
bank was patronised by the working pe<
pie, who will lose about all.
j>eace was signed between the Porte and
Servia and Montenegro/'
Paris. March 12.?General Tchneraylll
n has suddenly arrived here, to confer with
_ General Ignatieil.
, It is averted that Russia lias anked, or
j is about to ask, the Powers to propose
j to the Torte the establishment of an Ina
ternational Consulting Commiwion for
0 one year at Constantinople, to advite
with the Porte anil watch and report_no
application of reforms.
There is no chance of Turkey accepting
this jilan.
A special from Pesth says its confidently
stated that Russia has advised the
Prince of Montenegro, to considerably
moderate his demands for a cession of
f territory and a seaport.
s Herzegovinian Insurgents have peti[i
'tiuutrU the rotto Co?- amnesty ami per>.
mission to return to their homes,
a London, March 12.?The Vienna cor
respondent of the Time*says: The inform!
ation that negotiations now pending are
d turning on the signing of an internatioud
al protocol, is now confirmed from ho
many sides that it can no longer be
n doubted. The Porte is to pledge itself in
s the protocol, countersigned by the Powg
era, that it will carry out the reforms
i. agreed upon by the Powers in the pree
liminary conference. This may be taken
1 as the essence of the Russian propoPaR
d Russia does not seem to have abandoned
the hope of finding a* form lor this inter- ;
national document, which will overcome
the British objections. Count Chonva1
lafl's return to London indicates that
some such form has been found. The cor1
respondent alleges that he has good in!"
formation that Russia is ready to take
' great concessions as regards the form
provided. The real essence of her |?ro1
poual is accepted. Not only does there
e seem to be no intention to insist upon
r an agreement upon the eventual measures
of coercion, but everything is to be
avoided beyond present assent to and signature
by the Powers, of the protocol that
I might entail obligations for the future.
f In thia way it in "thought the assent ot
England mar be secured. On the other
4 hand the protocol would he no framed as
I not to oblige the Porte to sign the docu.
ment in contradistinction with the attiY
tude which it hag taken throughout the
Apprehensions ot Trouble wilh
j tieriiiuny.
London, March 10.?>The Evening
j Standard publishes a telegram from it*
, Paris correspondent which says: 44Jn3'
formation of the gravest kind reaches me
from well-informed sources. 1 think it
. very doubtful that the Government will
" allow it to be transmitted by telegraph,
8 and therefore send it by post'. The German
Government lias assumed an attitude
toward France which is calculated
to cause serious uneasiness as to the
maintenance of peace, The German
1 Government has Ween consistent in ita
manifestations of ill will. First carne its
i- refusal to take part in the exhibition of
1- 1878. Next the attacks of the German
press agairtlt l1 ranee, and now 1 undert
stand the Cabinet at Berlin has intimated
i- to France that it regards the construction
c of a second line of fortresses as a hostite
t step. This second line of fortress was
o intended to crcate an artificial frontier
e line between Germany and France, witho
out which the latter country is open to
invasion. The French Government have,
I understand, complied (partially at
least) with the demands of Germany, and
have undertaken not to continue the
r fortifications of Arras."
Paris, March 10.?The Duke DeCuzes
a will entertain General Ignatiell' at a ban'
quel to-day. Count Schouvalofl' hail a
c long conferencc with the Duke yesterday.
?' The Lc Tempi savs [General fgnatiefTs
> mission is to obtain the signing of a pro'
tocol embodying those reforms demanded
^ by the Conference, which contain no
threat against Turkey, and involve no abrogation
of the Treaty of 1850. General
e Ignatiefl'had an interview yesterday with
President MacMahon.
? Frunclsques De VanRelai*, Second tiec'
retaryof the French legation, at >Vnshj*
ington, has been transferred to Merlin in
' the same position.
;/ Balny succeeds Vangelm at Washing,
Peirrel, French Consul at New Orleans,
has l?een appointed Consul at Yoko?
Stanislaus C. JT. St. Dupuy de Lome
ban been elected life Senator in the place
of General Changarnier, deceased. The
5 vote stocJ: Dupuy, 142; Andreti, 140;
Jj Grandpfret, 1.
e Sail for #^000,000.
> Montreal, March 10.?Boliskow, of
? Middleborough, member of Parliament
" for Yorkshire, England, has brought a
suit in the Superior Court of Montreal,
against the Southeastern Counties Kailroad
Company and Hon. A. B. Foster, for
P the recovery of $1,000,000 for arrears in
' debentures, and demanding the *ale ^of
" the road.
;e Bank ol CScrmanjr.
le Berlin, March 10.?The weekly state>
ment of the Imperial Bank of Germany
shows an increase 6l 1,100,000 marks.
4.1 WilJLl/AU? lUl/l
Ilanlt ol KuKi?ud.
London, March 10.?Amount of bullion
withdrawn from the Bank of Koglond
on balance to-day wan ?73,000.
IJaronciw Nathaniel Mayer De Kotbichild
is dead.
LiVjebpool, March 10.?The steamer
from here to-day for the United State*
took out ?175,000 in silver.
a casus uell1.
London, March 11.?The ItUmtr, in a
leader, says: "We have reason to believe
that when the proposal was recently
made in the French Chamber of Deputies
for an extension of the fortifications of
Paris it wan dropped in deference to
declarationa from Berlin that any addition
tu the defenses of Paris would Ih>
considered a canu? belli.
Count Schonveloflf left Paris yesterday
'for this city.
The Obmvtr nays he brings a note
which lie in ordered to communicate to
l,ord Derby immediately, proposing that
the European powers and the Porte sign
a protocol guaranteeing reforms and placing
linyo.i under the protection of the
spain 1us1.ike8the new l'abinkt.
l<ONDONj March 12.?A special to the
Standard from Madrid saya that the journals
of that city express a marked displeasure
at the ap|>iyntment of Rvarts
and Schurr. to positions in tho new Cabinet.
They say that both have supported
the Cuban filibusters in the United States.
and they entertain fears of the result of
their acce-Hion to jywer.
A New t'nbtuet.
Athens, March 10.?M. Deligeorgia
has formed a new Cabinet in place of the
one that resigned in consequence of u
vote of censure being passed upon it by
the Chamber.
Arroxlwl lor Fraud.
Eats, Pa., March 11.?T. \V. Thompson,
aged 11) yearn, wan arrested last nigh i
at Westtield, for attempting to defraud
various parties, by representing himself
oh in possession ofvnltialbes left by victims
oi the Ashtabula disaster, who died of
their injuries while under his care, and
who had left instructions that the valuables
should be forwarded to those whom
Thompson addressed through the mails.
The case was worked up by Special Agent
McDoflnld of the I'oBtoffice Department,
and the boy was taken to Bnfl'alo for a
Caroline F.Schuzert suicided here yesterday
bv hanging. Deceased was subject
to tits oT despondency, induced by
poverty and ill health.
Klioacrtalc IHia.tline Kold.
L>eadwood, W. T., March 10.?To-day
the ithoderick Dim Mine, situated iu
Dead wood Gulch, above Clayville, was
Hold by 15. F. McCarrv to Gilmer iV
Saulflbury, of Salt I^ke," for $50,000. The
Rame parties purchased a one-third interest
in the Laura Mine, located in the
same vicinity, from C. il. Wagner, of
Dead wood, for $10,000.
Marino Intelligence.
New York, March 10.?Arrived?
Steamships Germanic and Wyoming,
from Liverpool.
LONDON. March 10.?The ntpaiinliii?
Idaho, Utopia and Batavia have arrived
^ QUKENSTOWN, March 11.?Arrived?
Steamer City oL Richmond, from New
York, and steamer Ohio from Philadelphia.
New York, March 11.?Arrived?
Steamer City of Brussels from Liverpool.
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