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ESTABLISHED AUGUST ? ? ~^1=^^ Tlit' ICriMiUIIrmi l.cmlei'A it I tlUNlllUfttOII. The corre*|>ondent of (ho Cincinnati Oautle a I Wwhington^II. V. K.) has a letter in Saturday'* iuiie VI that paper tti.it ii calculated to attract poruo atten* lion. He intimate* that there in an tin* uiUtakable tone of dMnatinfnction among a lar^p ntimlx-r of tliu Republican member* <>f Conj?re<* over the President'* polic/. Tliw Hewn wan anticipated gome* Hgo by th? nnnounc*ment tint the Republican* bud appointed a cumnittee to wait uii the President and present tin* ol hit friend* en the political nidation Still, ItovntoiiV letter, iiiHumneh n* ii ^oea into ' - "- I- -ill I... will. J e?t, uiore especially as lie in tinder?tot I to In* near to the friends of the I'rr-i'l'iil, even t" the President himeelf. Hjvnluii represent* that nut a few U -publicum an-now j>erfectly willing, indeed anxious to have u discus-ion on the nieriti, of the President's rtcognition of Nitholls as Governor of Louisiana in connection with liia own title to llio Presidency. ile Bays that "They are unwilling to admit that there i? soy uioral difl'erente between the title o! Iluyennnd that of Packard, and ihey hive no patienre with the legal and conititutional arguments by which it in sought to maintain that even if the vote of Louisiana for Hayes was wholly fraud ulent, the fact that the legally constituted authoritieaof that State formally certified its Electoral votu for hi in given him an undisputed title to it. They denounce the so called settlement by the Louisiana Cjtmni?*ion in unmeasured terms as a disreputable bargain from beginning to end, and profess their determination to ijive it a thorough investigation. The cominc week will probably develope their plans." It improper to remind our reader* that immediately after the inauguration, when the Senate wi? holding a Hhort executive session, Mr. Iilaine made the point contained in the above paragraph in favor of Packard. Iiut, nevertheless, notwithstanding Mr. Maine'* speech, the eaunlrv did nnt then, nor docs it imw mn. found the title of Packard ami Hayes as one am! inseparable. The Louisiana lezi.il.tliire, according to the forim of law in thai State, passed upon the question of the Governorship, and the Electoral Commission nt Washington, raised by Dooiocrats^and Republicans (principally by Democrats) pawed upon the legality of the Returning Hoard's verdict on the pariah returns of Louisiana. The Republicans nt Washington who propose to re open the discussion started by Mr.* Blaine before the withdrawal of the troops at New Orleans may be prompted by good wolive-*?we hope they are?but at the name time their course looks to us very unwise. We do not believe that it will result in any good to the men who re-open it. Jt h plainly evident that in the end the President will bs vindicated in the eve* of tho country by the good result* of his policy. As thing* look nothing is safer tlun to predict the President's triumph. In this connection we may proj?erly note the facl that Vice President Wheeler ha* set at re.it the stories about his antagonism to-the President's policy as to the South, by staling in an interview that "Ho felt that the course of the President in regard to the Southern States was most judicious; that he did not regard the President's course as a policy, but as a principleof vital importance to llie future peace and prosperity of the whole country, ?nd that he felt more assured of the wisdom of the President's course than ever before. During the past nummer he had opportunities to ascertain the views of the Republicans, not only of New York, but in all parts of the country, and lie knew that the feeling was such that had this course not been pursued it would have cost the Republican party thousands of votes. lie felt confident that tlit* President would be thoroughly vindicated in lime to prevent any serious disaster to the Republican party, lie said that this was n time when the party could a (lord to do n little drifting for the sake of principle. But before the next Presidential campaign the President would lie so fully vindicated in his course that the party would work together in harmony, strengthened by the more liberal element of the Democracy, who are ai much opposed to the ultra views within their own ranks as the discontented Republicans in his party were with the artinn nf Itia P.uu!.L..i CoorKRATlVR IXSOHAKCK.?\V? li&Vf received from Mr. Reach, the agent in this city ol the iEtna Life lnnurar.ee Company of Hartford, ConnecticuUone of the tat companies, we may add, in thecoun. try) a copy of a little paper issued quarterly hy his company, called the il&tna." It* lending article is devoted to "Coopcraiive Insurance,"and,is a matter of course, it take* decided ground against nil cooperative societies, ?uch, for instance, as the Knights of Honor organization* of this and other communities, or such aa tho "United brotherhood" of Pennsylvania, and many other similar organizations. NVe do not see that the article make* out a cast) against such organizations. Its arguments fall short of showing any sufficient reason why they should not be patronized hy thoso whoi>e uicans do not permit them to insure in the regular life insurance companies of the country. We Kraot that there is no perfect security that they will continue in existence forever, ?!>.? . tenner in mere any guaranty mat * half tloien life companies will not col* *lwe within a limited period of time. The argument of security has to a con"iderable extent, we are, sorry to nay, answered iueM within the la.<t two years, by the failure of a number of life companies. The merit* of the Co-operative plan r*(l) that it is cheap, ami therefore ac?'f?*iblo to the masses, and (2) that it h good while it lasts. For a few dollars, ?y fifteen, a man of small salary can iu ure hi* life iuurcly for $2,009 from year <' year, and if the organisation fail* after * number of years ho has no large pay* menu to deplore, and c*n feel that he hi* ha.l the worth of his money all the time. Thl* l< a point that such articlea as the ?neinthe,,JBkWalwaya overlook, u it eerns to us, and yot it is one of the | strongest pointa in favor of co operative insurance. The Co-operative Societies are the poor man'a only chance for life inaurnnce. The ratea in the regular com* panics are too high for his puree, and he raust therefore report to the co-operative organisations or go uninsured. Wo think that we can speak from an unprejudiced atand point in our view of life insurance, inasmuch as we happen to to liohl a policy in n regular company and tire not connected with any other sort of insurance organization*. We ntways regret, however, to see the*? constant attacks on the co-operative societies by the regular companies; especially when lh?7 omil lo put the ej#e fairly and Hjuaiuly for holh vidi H. One would suppose that nothing could lie said for Cooperative l>f? iiiMirmce in reading then* articles ul the regular compauies, whereas the fact is that a great deal can he sahl in their favor. They are decidedly cheaper, and, aa long as they last, they niu just h? good sm the regular companies, and in saying this inuclij?e do not mean to admit that they may not last aa long perhapa^aa thoj'aversge regular company. Wk nro indobte I to G'apt. 15.1. Hornbrook for copicsof pamphlet* descriptive of (ho Hot Spring*, in Arkansitt, where be has been recently sojourning. Tbejr abound in much useful and interesting information touching the <mjyu live virtues of the waters that there flow, hot ami abundant, out of one of the hpurs of the Ozirk mountain*, and that are resorted to now by invalid-* from all parts of the country, especially those atllicted with rheumatism and the various form* of cutaneous a flections. The Captaiu nays he went there u very great nutterer from one of the?e latter class of ailments, and wan not there twenty-four bourn until lie found relief, and at the end of three weeks came nway feeling m perfectly free from hi* a flection an at any time ill bis life. He is therefore very enthusiastic in his prai<ca of the Hot Springs. We judge from what he says, and from what we read in the publications before 114, tli<it these Spring* are very imperfectly known as yet to the people of the United States, albeit every body has heard uioro or les* about them in a general way for uiauy years past. They are owned by the government of tho United State", and have become of sufficient importance in the way of valuable leases and needed improvements to deui ?nd the presence of a government agent. On this account the office uf "Superintendent of the Hot Springs Reservation" was some time ago urcaicti, nnu ueuerai tveuey iiu lately been appointed to fill the cilice, and is now on the ground for that purpose. The Government intend* to apply the renin received to malting the place more attractive thun it id now for visitors. It.* future i* too important to he turned over to speculator*, who would noon make it do expensive that people of moderate mean* would lie nhut out from it* advantage*. We read in one of the pamphlets In-fore in that "many year* a?o, in the early day* of Hot Spring*, all the bathing was done in the creek near the large spring, nr in pool* near those on the hill Hide. The difference in 'accommodation* in bathing then aud now U very great, a* will he thodiflerenee between,now and ten years hence, not only in bathing but in other improvement* that will ho made at this great watering place." The present arrangement* ior bathing seem to be a great improvement on the old style, and we judge from what we read that some of the bathing housed approach tho luxurious standard. Visitors receive 21 bath tickets for and pay extrn for being rubbed niter their b.ith. Tbebalhu are of very short duration, limited according to the heal of tho water and the nature of tlio disease. Water that will boil an egg in fifteen minute* does not aduiit of & long stay. The hotel and boarding house accommodations are various, and run through tlis whole range of prices from ?20 to$S0 per month. Captain Hornbrook says that, generally speaking, tho accommodations are good, and that there is enough in the way of interest and amusement among visitors to enable a sojourner to put in bin time agreeably. Those who feel that they would ha benefitted by going to these Springs should call on the Captain and get soma of his experience. They will find him ready to communicate to any desired extent. Tub Hon. \V. S. Moore has sold out hi* interest in tho Washington (Pa.) Eefmter to Alexander M. Gow. Mr. Moore writes his valedictory from a sick chamber in his hotno, where he is now, nnd has been for some lime pxst, confined a* an invalid. He has been connected with the Importer for about twenty years, and during that time served one term in Conpress. Mr. Gow. bin successor, is a prominent educator, and although raised in Washington baa been living for pome time in tho West. It ii? rather aurprining to people in tliiu part of tho country to read about the heavy rains they lave been having of late out West, llere *e have had the Fall season so Providentially arranged that for once not a farmer has been able to find a grievance against the weather. Took roxMCNWlon. Hanniual, Mo., October 22.?Sidney McWilliatns, receiver, took quiet anil I peaceable possession of the Hannibal ?Sc Si. Joe railroad and all its general offices this morning. Ho telegraphed orders to all the officers and agents to make future reports to him, notifying them of the nnainlmfntol Mr. D. \tnn?nn aaf:*nnr*l Superintendent, and J. L. Lathrop n? Treaaurer. Hunk Nu<t]>i>u*lou. Indianapolis, October 22.?Tho Hank of Bunker Hill, nt Hunker Hill, Illinois, nuapended thi* morning. Liabilities $d0,000. The bank otBcer* aajr depoaitora will be paid in full. A Most UldtreMlnR Accident, PiTTlFiBLD, October 22.-Three aoua of Wm. Downey loaded an old rum barrel with powder and discharged it. Tha weapon burated, killing two of the bo/i and tearing oil the band of the other. BY TELEGRAPH. ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT. TO TBB DAILY IfflXLLIQENQBR GENERAL NEWS. Tarrible Colliery Exposion in England. Four Hundred Men In the Pitt, of Whom None Have Been Rescued. Twenty Dead Bodies Recovered ?A Dreadful Loss of Life Apprehended. Sitting Bull Mocki Iho CoBmluloo aid Scorns Iho Idek of Surrender?He Rrfasea All Overlur > of Ponce. Tha Commission Glad to G:t Auiou Ulltk Th.li. I I.... '"IBJ III I HOII LIY03. Tho Corner lo Trade Dollars?-Frisco Speeulators In Luck. Dlibolloal Attempt to Wreck a Triln on the 0. (tll.Riilroid?Miraculous Etcipg of the Pesjcaoer/. Beck and Hereford Move to Repeal tho Resumption Act. Oeclihnof the Supreme Court InSonu Notable De^es. 51ui o 15milc Fnilurow CONGRESSIONAL. SENATE Washington, October *J1. Among ihe bill* introjuceil ami reftrreil in ilie morning hour were the following : I>y Mr. Beck: To repeal section 3.1 of the act to provide for the resumption ol specie payments, approved July 11, lSTo. 11/ Sir. Hereford: To re|>eal the net to provide for the resumption of specie payment*. By Mr. Jones: To authorise the coinage of thedollar of 412$ grai'is stands I silver and for other pur pone*. Tho resolution submitted by Mr. K! munds on Wednesday last, providing l?>i the appointment of n committee to take into consideration the state of the law inspecting, ascertaining and declaration of tin? result of elections for President ami Vice President, and that the commit tee have power to rejiort by bill or otlu r wine, was taken up, and Mr. Kdmundmoved to amend by adding tho won!-' "and that said committee have power to confer and act with any committee that may bo charged with thu same subject." Agreed to and the resolution pawed a* amended. Mr. House introduced a bill atuendiig the revised statutes relating to tho tranportation of animals. Mr. ChallVe submitted n resolution directing tho Secretary of the Interior to transmit to the Senate the last annual report of the Government Directors of the Union Pacific Railroad. Agreed t.>. The following bills were introduced and referred: By Mr. Jngalls: To establish a Pensi-.i: Agency atTopeka, Kansas; also to reiui; burse the State of Kansas for ex|?en>es incurred l>y said State for the United States in re|>elling invasions and suppressing Indian hostilities; also a bill granting (tensions to certain soldiers and sailors of the war with Mexico, and the widows of deceased soldiers and sailor*-; also a petition in favor of tho passage of said bill, which he said had been handed to him by Lhu Secretary of the Association of Veterans of that war, and it was at the requcAt of that gentleman that he introduced it. By Mr. Mathews: Authorizing the adjudication and pajment of certain claims upon the fund created by sec. 15 of chap. 451) of the laws of the 4'Jd Congress in regard to the distribution of the balance of the Geneva award. fty Mr. Paddock: To divide the State of Nebraska into two judicial district*. The resolution submitted by Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, lust week, providing for the appointment of a special committee for the examination of the alleged differences and discrepancies in the books and account* of the Treasury Department, was laid beforo the Senate as unfinished basinets. At the request of Mr. Davis it was laid over for tho present. The hill introduced in the Senate by Mr. Matthews for the distribution of Uie balance of the Oeneva award, provides for the revival of the Court of Commissioners of the Alabama claims, (its members to be selected by the President and confirmed by the Senate) and make it their duty "to receive and examine all claims presented within six months from their lint meeting, which shall have directly reunited front damage on the lii^h MMbjr anjConfederate cruisero'during the late rebellion, except such claims a* were provided for by the Jaw of 1874. Adjourned. HOUSE. The House, as the regular order of business, proceeded to the consideration of the Colorado case. After some humorous debate the matter went over without action. Mr. Scleicher offered a resolution for the appointment of a select committee of eleven member* to consider the aubject of civil service in the United States, and measures to protuolo iu efficiency. Adopted. Mr. Southard offered a resolution for tllA n linnlnf nionl nf m ixlorl en mm i linn .,1 eleven member* to tnko into consideration the state of tho law respecting the ascertainment ami declaration of tho result of the election of President ami Vice President, and to confer with a like committee on the part of the Senate. Adopted. Mr. Cox offered a resolution, directing the Secretary of the Navy to report to tin* House what action ha* been taken, if any, iu the Navy Yard* of the United Statin, in regulating the hours for labor, and whether such action has been in derogation of or in compliance with section 3,738 of the revised statutes, which requires that eight hours shall constitute a days work for all laborers, workmen and mechanics who majr bo employed by, or on behalf of the gorernuient of the United States. Mr. Cox presented a petition for an increase of compensation to letter carrier*. Adjourned. The bill introduced by Senator Jonc, provided for the coiuage of silver dot* lurp, weight 412$ grains troy, at any coinage mint or New York assay office in exchange for silver bullion on the same terms and conditions as the gold bullion is deposited for coinage under the existing law. The bill also provides that no charges shall be made for the coinsge of standard bullion into theso dollars, and proposes to make them legal tender for all sum* in payment of all public or private debts, except sucb as under existing' contracts are expressed therein to be oth* j erwise payable. Tlie Hilling Hull C'ouimiNNlon. Chicago, October 22.?A Timu ct|>eclal from the Sitting Hull Commission, dated Fort Worth, Uritiih Northwest Territory, October 12tb, via Fort Uenton, October 21st, received early this morning, says that the Commission met Sitting Dull and utterly failed to obtaiu any iatii?faotion or term* of settlement from him. After detailing the diflicultiea through which tho Commission pa??ed before reaching the Indian band, and the reluctance of the Indiana in yielding to the persuasions of the Canadians and allowing an interview to take place, they fearing sumo trap waa about to be sprung upon them, he describe* Sitting Bull aa a rt war thy, black-haired, beardlesi, pureblooded savage, with an air of judicial gruvity and intelligence, and he continually lean treachery qn the part of the Americans and distrust* his own tribe when they are near. He refused to shake hands wi'tli tie Commissioners, and said lie wanted mem 10 sei out in lull view and not behind the tables. Tliey complied, mid General Terry addressed them, Minting tho object of the visit namely, that the President wished hostilities to wane forever for the sake of all fiartit*h. If the Indians would return mid rufruiii from hostile acts against the United States government, a free pardon would be Riven for all past acta. No attempt would be made to punish them, and the pa?t would be forgotten. This the President promised. lie went on to nay that all other hostile Indiana had now surrendered to the United Statesruithorities and had received no punbdiment whatever,but had been received as friends. They had received or would receive the proceeds of the sale of their horses and arms, had been presented with cows, and otherwise received honorable and jont treatment. The same terms were offered to Hitting Bull's people. The savage warrior smiled broadly at the mention of surrender. The speech produced no effect. The offer of peace was rejected. The council broke up and the Commissioner* turned their facee homeward. F.l'lHlOIMIi rOXYEXTIO.V Boston, October 22.?The Episcopal Convention adjourns tint dit Wednesday evening. t\ c milium.'**, which inciuuea me mail* ops of Delaware, Easton and Pittsburgh, Ins l>een appointed on Godly Discipline of the Laity, to report at the next 'Jencm! Convention. A message wm received from lite limine of Bishops announcing the nomination of Kev. David II. Knickerbocker as Missionary Bishop to New Mexico and Arizona. The resolution of Dr. DeKoven, of Wisconsin, for the use of tho Iictionary of the Church in England by the Church iu thin country until the next General Covention, van discussed by Dr. DeKo* ven, I>r. Goodwin of Pennsylvania, Hutler of North Carolina, and Beers of California. After other addresses, Mr. McC'rady proposed that the resolution be amended as to the time proposed that the Lectionary should be used. Any amendment with this view was not entertained, and on an aye and nay vote the resolution wan adopted by an almost unanimous vote. The vote was Clerical; deputation Dioceses represented 42; ayes 320, naves 2, South Carolina and Minnesota. It was voted that clergymen have power to use the tables of lessons reported bv the convention in rnnnprtwin with lectionary for Lent. Thin action docs not affect I he table of lessons heretofore u?ed. Mr. Weluli, of Pennsylvania, presented the report of the Standing Committee on Indian Affairs. The report thus cloned : The committee wishes the aid of every member of thin convention and of all good citizens combined in the efl'ort to protect the Indians in their rights and to promote their civilization. A resolution, respecting the special duties of clergymen reported by the Committee on Canons as a substitute for an amendment of the ('anon, was diseased. Kev. Dr. Hail oiTered a resolution in the form of an amendment, declaring against such legislation, and such advice belonged in the pastoral letter to come from the House of Bishops and not in the Canons. Dr. Ilall'u resolution was finally adopted. Kev. Kinckerbocker wa* elected Missionary Bishop of New Mexico and Arizona. _ A Bogus Ad von tare. Louisville, October i!2.?Inquiries by the Associated Press agent at Louisville of the telegraph operator at Big Clifty, Ky., fail to procure any information a:> to the story published in Cincinnati concerning a drummer's adventure there on Saturday. Tho story says Joseph M. Ilausen, agent for Pratt k Co., a Louisville hardware firm, was attacked on the bridge over Xolen river by two highwaymen, one of whom ho shot and the other he stabbed and pushed oIV the bridge into the stream, 140 feet below. There is no such firm in Louisville a* that mentioned. The directory don't contain the name of the man named. Tke Big Clifty telegraph operator seem* to know noth ing of the a flair, ami inquiries of other pernor* along the E. & R. railroad do not .procure any facts. Uig Clifty is a village IS miles beyond Elizabethtown, the county seat of Hardin county, one of the beat sections of Ketucky. Person at the Louisville hotels from stations near Big Cliftv know nothing of the occurrence. The report in a mistake. Itemovcri la (lie Innunn Anyliiiu. Nkw Yohk, October 22.?Mrs. Oilman, wife of the convicted forger of insurance !<crii>. hut been rpmnrpd in tl,a tlie insane at Hartford. The children, two little girla and a boy, have been placed under the care of Oilman's sinter at Norwich. Before entering Auburn Prison on Saturday night, Oilman ..poke of hiK recent position an Treasurer of the Prison Association, and said that in his present condition he could gain practical experience for improving the prison syatern. He naid he could have been in Europe nor, but he scorned the role of a fugitive from justice. FIBE:itCCORD. Cleveland, October 22?A fire at Alliance, Ohio, this morning destroved about Sit),OIK) worth of property, insured ?? follows: Phonix Mutual, Cincinnati, 9z.uuv; uucKeye Mutual, Cincinnati, $750; Lycoming Mutual, Cincinnati, SV 000; -Etna, of Hartford, $400; Franklin, of Philadelphia, $600; Furniture Fire Aiuociation, of Philadelphia, $1,000; Delaware Mutual, $500; Ohio, of Salem, Ohio, $1,000; Columbia Mutual $1,000. Supposed to be the work of an ineaodiary. Ilutiuew* biut?arra?tuicnli. Qoincv, Ills, October 22.?The failure it announced of Bradford M. Coe & Co., an old lumber firm of thi* city. Liabilities estimated at from $100,000 to $150,000. Sak Francisco, October 22.?The faillira of the Carrel Carriage Manufacturing Company i* announced. Liabilities, $50,000; aueU, 180,000. l*ropellor Stiult. Kingston, Out., October 23.?The proj?eller Cfly of Toledo, ladened with wheat and Hour, ia reported aunk nine mi lea be- [ low Alexandria Bay. Tugj and lighters hato gone to her assistance. I WANIIINUTON, Washington, October 22.?Senator Maine waa taken midden!/ ill lut night with a chill and a alightfeter, which prevented hia departure for Auguata. He ia much better thin morning and hi* phyniciana ?ay that he i* not ?eriou?ly ill. ruoroHKD hemal. The bill introduced by Senator Here* ford propoaea to repeal the two clauaeaof the Bnecle Reaumption Act which protide lor tho teaumption of United Stalea notes in cxceaa of $300,000,000, and for the redemption of outatanding legal tender on and after January 1st, 1379. in coin. The remainder of the Reaaiuution a ..i ,.,.i ... DECISION MA.DK. | The case from Indiana, wai decided by the Supreme Court today. It turned upon tho question whether Thou. A. Hendricks, an counsel in the case below, had been guilty of such irregularity in chancery practice aa violated a decree of the court, found on an appearance by him in the tirel instance aa counsel for the company, and sulwequently for the truatee of the company?the Ixjuisville, New Alba* ny A Chicnu'o Railroad Company, in forecloaurc. The suit did not preaent any iuipro|>er or questionable practice, and the court allirmed the decree. Justice Field delivered an opinion. The Senate Committee on Privilege** and Elections met to day. Mr. Kellogg submitted a written statement claiming that the public documents on file with the committee ahow that he was duly electcd by the legal government of Louiaiana, but that if the committee should decide to consider subsequent events he will be prepared to famish testimony concerning them. Air. Spoflord orally and briefly argued that events subsequent to the alleged election of Kellogg have clearly manifested a decision by the people of Louisiana that the Kellogg government waa not a legal government and that the committee is bound to take jtidicial notice of the merging of the two rival Legislatures into one, which ii acquicsced in by all tho people of the State, and hence must accept the people's decision as final and conclusive, lie therelore opposed the taking of any more testimony. Senator Hill thereupon offered the following a* the committee's , report to the Semite : Controversies heretofore existing in the State of J,ouisiana as to which of the two rival bodies was the legislature of that State, and as to which of the two rival claimant* was Governor of said State, having been settled by the State itself since the la*t adjournment of the Senate, Jtaolted, That tho Senate do recognize and accept said settlement as the linal pending action. Mr. Hoar offered tbc following resolution: That the parties bo heard to-morrow morning, as they prefer, and that cither party be permitted to refer to the documents described by Mr. Kellogg in his written communication to the Committee. The question whether any evidence, and what, be admissable, being reserved until after the hearing. Unanimously agreed to, and the Committee adjourned until to-morrow. KELLOOO'd STATEMENT. The written statement submitted to tho Committee on Privileges and Elec- , tions by Mr. Kellogg, in conclusion, gays: He had sup|>o*ed that the range of invesligation which the committee would be inclined, at the present time, to adopt in regard to tho matter cf his title to the sent which he claimed, would be such that tho papers already before the committee, taken in connection with the election laws of Louisiana, would supply all the evidence on his part requisite in the case. If, however, the committee should decide before according the seat to either claimant to inquire into matters behind said certificate of the Governor, and said certificate of the Secretary of State, and behind the statements of said Journals of the two bouses, and behind the returns of the election officers of the State, and if the committee should decide to investigate the organized violence and unlawful ( niumiraftv nunmal itm Government of La,, which, in its tirnt ' stages deprived ono branch of said Legis- ? lature o( a quorum, which it had during 1 the first part of the session, and which ( ultimately overthrow by revolutionary 1 processes the lawlul government of the ' State; or if the cotmuitleo should hear J tentimonv as to either of those matters in behalf of the gentlemen claiming the 1 seat to which I am entitled, then and in < either of these cmw I shall of course a?k ' the committee to take testimony relating ' to these matters which I nhall promptly f lender them. 1 cannot luakc any reply 1 lo your communication more explicit 1 than this till 1 shall know the range of ( testimony the committee shall decide to \ adopt in regard to my title to a neat in 1 the Senate. 1 Gen. Shormau i* again busy at head- 1 quarters. The Senate Committee on Foreign He- 1 lations will consider nominations nt their 1 next meeting. , 1 aDl'HEME COURT DECISIONS. ' The following decisions wer^rendered [ in the Supremo Court: , I'ratt&Co., vs. Grand Trunk Railway, , Canada; orror to Circuit Court of the t Eastern District o( Michigan. This was < damages for violation of its duty in respect of property shipped from Liverpool to St. Louie, and carried over its road from Montreal to Detroit. The goods were stored by the Company on their arrival .at tho freight depot there, and were destroyed by tire the next night. 1 The question was whether this was a good 1 delivery to the Michigan Central Kail- 1 road, the tuccceding carrier, as claimed by the defendant. The Court held that where a carrier allows goods to 1 bo deposited _ in such a way with- 1 out any notice of such deposit of goods amounts to notice and is delivery. Ilenca the succeeding road was in charge of the property and defendant entitled to judgment in his favor. 1 Affirmed. Justice Hunt delivered the opinion. McMillan vs. Anderson, error to Supremo Court of Louisiana. In this case 1 it is held that a Constitutional provision that no State shall deprive any person of life, liberty or property; does not require that persons taxed by the law of a State ! shall be present or have an opportunity to bo present when a tax is assessed 1 against lum, nor does it require that tuxesrhall l?e collected l>y a judicial proceeding; Mho that a statute which gives the lax najer a right to enjoin its 1 collection and have the validity of the tax decided by a court of Justice; afford* due process of law, notwithstanding it require* the party to give security in advance m iu other injunction cases. Affirmed. Justice Miller delivered the opinion. New Orleans Canal & Banking Co. vs. Montgomery eU?l;anpe*l from theCircuit Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. In this cue it is decided that whore a deed of trust refers lo lands an in acertain range, and it appears subsequently that the number was a wrong one, and in the meantime another deed of trust is given on the aame property under right description, a court of equity will nol reform the former deed by correcting tbe description and make it a first iieu on the property, notwithstanding the later deed, an.l this is so because the granteea of the later deed having no notice of any alleged mistake n the earlier one, can not be deprived of 1 j the lien created in their favor without violation of the plainest principle* of reaaon, justice and law. lieverred. JusticeHwayne delivered the opinion. Hatch va. Caddington; error to Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York. The question wan whether the President of the Minnesota St Pacific Kail way Companv wm authorized to nell or hypothecate first mortgage bonds of Much sum or sums as he might think best for it* interests, anil to borrow money on the Company's behalf nt such rates of interest as he might think proper, and whether, therefore, his disposition of certain bonds toCaddington bound the Com* pan/. The Court says it would be difficult to see what words would hare been more comprehensve for the grant of power claimed, than those used, and affirm the decision made below in hia fa?or. Justice Strong delivered the opinion. Attempt to Wrcrk u Tralu. 8r. Louis, October 22.?A most diabolical attempt was made at an early hour this morning to wreck a train on the Ohio Mississippi Ilailroad, but luckily no lives were lost. When the passenger train which left Cincinnati la<t night reached a point 1} miles east of Noble, Illinois, 110 miles from here, about lire o'clock this morning, it encountered a rail, one end of which was elevated about a foot high, and the whole train, consisting of an ojster car, mail, express, baggage, two passenger coaches and three slee|*rs, was thrown from the track. The ojster car was smashed and all the other cars were more or le^s injured, hut not a passenger was hurt. Examination showed that the rail had been elevated with n jack screw, and that the implement was left under it to keep It up; also that the rail opposite hail been loosened and turned so the train would be thrown into two cattle guards clout by, hut fortunately it took the other direction, and the cars plunged into the soft ground in the shallow cot and prevented what otherwise would have been a frightful disaster; for had the train run into the cattle guards the cars would, no doubt, have been telescoped and a terrible loss of life would have been the result. Tho tools with which the develi?h deed was done were taken from the section house near by, and tho act was, no doubt, done by a railroad band. The theory is that the fiendish act was done br one or wore of the six section men who were recently discharged. Another train wan Boon oti the spot, and the passeuger were taken aboard ami brought here. EUN DOWN BY A TOW DO AT. About 11 o'clock last night, m a parly of emigrant*, confuting of E. Weaver and his winter, Smith, with baby, nine months old; James Crowley, hi* wife Mary Ann and baby 15 niontlie old, and Martin Crowley, brother of James, were proceeding down the river in Iwo skiff* and & small flatboat, when near Quarantine, 12 miles below here, they were run into by the towhoat Grand Luke, witli two targes, and^ Mrnj Crowley, the two babies and Martin Crowley drowned and all the household cfleets of the two families lost. The party was from Hamilton, Illinois, and were going South to locate, [t in Haiti the Captain of the Grand Lake treated the aurvivors cruelly, but this lie deniefl and nays ho did everything possible under the circumstances to assist the unfortunates. About Trade Dollar*. San Francisco, October 22.?Referring to Mint Director Lindernian's order (topping the coinago of trade dollars We, the JinHetinsays that whatever may :iave been the motive of Director Linden nan, it is the average judgment, that he ia* uiade a mistake. The first effect of :he order ha* been to send trade dollars up for the benefit of a few lucky ones who lapnen to control the stock and to subject he Director to the suspicion that his contact ia not altogether unselfish. Ail last week trade dollars were dull and almost unsaleabte in thin market at ninety-six *nts. This morning, however, ad soon as sent the price to 93 and 09 cents, with ictual sales n? high as OSA, eouie parties leroanding par. Ax the atock here is from one million live hundred thousand ;o two million* and in few hand* (hi* :orner in trade dollar* in a great pecuniiry profit. That there is no demand is )nly partly true. During the first nine nonths of the year wo shipped over *,000,000 of these coins witli prospects of in average continued demand of nt leaxt >00,000 per month. The trade dollar has taken such root in China and the East [ndia ^markets as to justify this itatement, and thin demand cannot l>e satisfied with One silver :>ro. Our banks have alone Htnt$0.000, )00 in trade dollars that would not have ?one in any other shape. To stop or interfere with this trade is so clearly gainst the public good that all can sav there must bo a reason for the order, irhich does not clearly appear at this listance. We are creditably informed that attempts are being made to circulate trade dollars in the Western States, in iirect violation of the regulations of the mint. It is known that the Philadelphia mint has been coining in excess of the txport demand, and the national infer?nce is that some have gonw into local circulation. We happen to know that 5200,000 have been sent from San Francisco to cities in the Weft, and that if the price has gone to 95 cent*, more would not have been shipped. I'ongrcgntioiinl Council. Detroit, Octol>er 22.?There was no se*flio? of the Congregational Council to* day. Yesterday afternoon & communion service ?u held in the Firat Congregational Church, which was well filled. Mr. E. K. Alden, the present Chaplain, olllciated, after which Gov. Waahburne expressed the thank* of the Council for the hospitality and attentions chown them by the citiiena of Detroit. Dr. Eddy feelingly responded, after which Gov. Waahburne declared the Council adjourned tine die. .Marine Intelligence. New York, October 22.?-The Rtcainern City of Cheater, Spain and Nevada, from Liverpool, and Herman, from firemen, have arrived. Liverpool, October 22.?'The steamer Sicily, from Philadelphia, lias arrived. Queenstown,October 22.?The ateam* er City of Brutuel*, from 2s*ew York, has arrived. San FraHCBCO, October 22.~ Arrived? The bark Reynard, from Ibiton; British fhipSantorn. fromGla?gow; HhipiC'liarle* Denni*, Baltimore, Bohemian. Working Under l"role?t. PirwTON, Pa., October 22.?Tho em* ploye* of the #eveu collieries that resumed in this place at an advance of 10 per cent have been notified of a reduction in wagw of tbi* amount. The miner* are at work to day but under protect and strong manifestations of diupK-uure. Held lor Perjury. Dn?.?....... nil t I-- O ? HUini'iibrilM, Viwiwr Ullll o, Morton, late President of the Market Street I'auenger Railroad Company, wat to-day held in $<J,000 bail to appear on the charge of perjury,in awearing faUely to Ibo annual report* of Ilia company. Obituary. Ct.tvit land, October 21?John Mcln* to*h,Ciiy Clerk, died at hia reaidence in tbia city, thU morning, of typhoid ferex. He had been lick some time. FOREIGN NEWS. h:suL\\i>. London, October 22?The lockout of the iron worker* in the Clyde Ship Yard*, who demand nn increase of wage*, beK?n Saturday. In the foreat of Dean iron District, the forgeuien received notice that they moat accept five per cent reduction of wage* or terminate their contract*. ENUI.ANUV AFItlCAN WAU. IjOnhon, October 23.?Advice* froai Cape Town of Octobcr 2d, via Madeira, fttato that war ha* begun in Tranhkei between the llnleka.-* and Briti'h and their native allies. Fighting occurred September 2Ith and 2Uib, at South MapasHa and lh*ka. The Galpkiu, to the number of 8,(XJ0, attacked the Rritinh, but were repuUed with a lo?n of 200 ou September 24th. Their loa? on September 20ih i* Unknown. The liritioh Iom waa one man killed and hix wounded. IVeinforcetuenU havo been dispatched from Simon* Bay and volunteer** are being enrolled throughout the colony. COLlJEItY EXPL08I0N. An exploaion occurred in the colliery I at lilnli Klattl vnn linnr hundred men were in the wine. A large number were killed. Glasgow, October 22-2 r. m.?The ^pecial train *ent out to, bring in the injured from tlit) colliery explosion to the Glasgow inUruinry.hurt returned, no one having been got out alive. Twenty deud bodies bave been recovered. It U feartd the entire 100 in the colliery when the esploxion occurred perUhed. New York, October 22.?A (il&sgow dispatch "ay* the most intense excitement prevails over the colliery explosion. Ex ploring parties are endeavoring to get at the miner*, but have little hope of rtveui?5 nny at the bottom of the pit, which is said to he full of dead hcdie<<. # (iLAgooW, October 22.?The latest par* ticulars from High lilantync allow that 233 men descended into "the milieu this morning. None of these, except one who ww working near the shufi at the time of explosion, have been rescued. Very little hope of rescuing them is entertained,as the explosion occurred at II o'clock in the morning and the exploring parties ha?! to relinquish their tflorts in one pit at 1 o'clock in (he afternoon l ecau?e of the poisonous gases. At the bottom ol the other pit (the collier comprising two pits, with communication heteen) a faint knocking has been heard, but ho far it has been impo-Bible to reach the bottom of the >-haft. The explorers have resumed operalions at the lirst pit. They report lorty corpses lying at the fool of the shall. The shaft nt the bottom of which the knocking was heard in rapidly collajw ing. The explorers, consequently, are attempting to reojnm communication from the other. They have penetrated about hall a mile, but'havw still 150 fathoms to clear, so they cannot possibly reach the men, who aro supposed to b-.imprisoned, before morning. Jt in feared that by that time lew, it any, will remain alive. IVAlt .VOTE'*. I^oNDON, October 22.?Kirhleen thousand men and forty cannons t.cro captured by the Rumians in their rccent victory over Uhazi Mouktar. The Turkish rej?ort?, of a part of their army holding out in the forlili.'d positions on the Aladojn Pagb, aro unfounded. A 11V ivunniilll Iwr? "II IIIU ,\l lil.MJl ia officially reported at 1,411 killed ami *oun<lpd. The l??*?s on the oilier parts of of the battle lit Id M not Mated, but will oon Ic ascertained. TILE ATTACK ON' GMVITZA. Losnojr, October 22.?A Ruseian ofii cial dispatch detail* Friday'* attack on the cpcond Grivitzi redoubt. At tli?first attack the Roumanian* were repul?ed before they gained the redoubt. At tli* jecoml attack the three foremost bittal ions leaped into the trendies and vainly endeavored to carry the redoubt. They remained one hour in the trencher, whitii gave rise to the premature report of the capture of the redoubt. The Roumanians then withdrew. Lo?s, two officers and 200 men killed and 20 officers aud 707 uicn wounded. t'KlXt'E. 'I lie Paris Inhibition. I'ARV. October 22.?The nrinctual buildings on Champ do Mara ami Trot-a dew, for the Exhibition of 1878, hare been completed and the interior arrangement commenced. Great progress hns been made in the foreign department, particularly tho British, where immense building* for agriculture ami machinery are tii>i??Led. The United Sinter Minister haa limil an interview with the Director of the Inhibition relative to the American department. Ktiiator Morion'* Views on Hio Duly o! icvpublicau .ilciiihcr.tol I'ougreN*. Indianapolis, October 21?The fallowing editorial upward in tbe Journal to morrow. It ex|>re?.-tt* Senator Morton's views ?n the duty of Kepublicun members of Congress, having been reaii to him and received his heurty approval and cm bracing his ideas: Wbtle there are few Republican* wlio can Rive a full and beany endorsement to e*ury act and declaration madehy the President which go to make up what are known as his Southern and civil service policies, yet we have t>een nothing which, taken either separately or collectively* lo justify the KepublicaiiH in di.-tni-liug uitlier lliu nntrtlliium nr Ilia ltui.nl.. ism. There teems to bo a feeling Uii the pari of those who disapprove ol certain acts of the President that they are better Republicans and more faithful to the priiicipleo of the party than lie. Such assumption does injustice to the President. He is< an original Republican and ha* been tented for twenty years ;n a soldier and civilian, and has never wavered or leeu found wanting in hi\ devotion to the great fundamental doctrincs of the Republican parly. He wan elected as a Republican, ami "it is impossible for him, with the present organization of pnrticn even it he hhouid desire, to be other than a Republican President, not iu an oflennsivo pirtican *en#e, but in his devotion to the principles and desire for the perpetuity of the Republican party. Until it is demonstrated that he has not this devotion and this desire the Republicans in Congress should not break with him on mere questions of policy. President Uttjc-i has a most ditiicult role, and instead of receiving the unfriendly criticisms and attacks of his party friends he should rcceive their support and bo given tlieir truest and best advice. The President's paramount ouiy nt to me country, nud if he were to place simple party aucce** above public interval ho would render hiro?ell hateful to every rixbt minded tuan, and infamous in bhtory. We don't auppoje a aingle one ol the Republican* who differ with him on questions of policy, vould a?k tho President in plain terina to auume such a position; and yet they do this in effect when they denounce hii policy became of the damaging effect it may have on the party without reference to it* probable effect on the higher interest* of the country. Tho President i* in the bent poscible position tor knowing what ought to be done, lie h acting under a solemn oath. He in more largely responsible than any other man lor the coniequeaces of his acts, and having decided kon a certain court* Icoaential to the Hepubltc'a welfare. that courae should not be obatructea j by hid party friend* unlew it ia in plain J conflict with the principle* of Kepubli* ! caniain. He \n ccrtmiuly not in hia position of President the ruere creature of CongreM, and hIioiiM not bo the mere tool of a party. The day for ducuuion hsia pawed an to the rijtht or wrong of the Southern policy of the Administration. \V? might not hare gone to the name ex* tent in placing tin* booth on it* honor nml gfod behavior. We might, after what hit' transpired in past yeara, hare required some protection or exacted some botui to keep the peace, but President Hnve* has seen proper to accept the oh* mi ranee* of the people of the South that they will maintain the law and respect the equal rights of all# ami if they keep their faith with the administration lit* Southern policy can't fail. 'Flic name policy might have been inaugurated at any time fince the close of the w-tr had the people of the State* I'lino forth w'uh an Ln??? "?"??? I priferretl the name pledges. As long m | these pledges are kept and peace mainI tained (lie policy should be rupportcd, arid to th.it etui could sustain the 1 I'rtsident in the tflorta he is making for | ticv and conciliation. Wtint Collector Hiug Nays. New Okleanh, October 22.?Referring to a dispatch from VVmhington, publish* id hero thin morning, ?aying that it ! repri Montcd that I ho buaiuess of the New Orleans Custom House was badly attend* rd to, ni.d that tho employe* give more attention to politic* than to the business of collection, Mr. King pay* if such statement* arc made in Washington the? are untrue. The merchants of New Orleans and tho Treasury Departmental Washington will certify that the bualneaaof tbia olfice was never conducted with more economy, efficiency and despatch than now. The employes are too hard at their work to meddle in politic*. The lveyser opposition tow-boat line N lmve failed. The boat* are in the hand* of the Sheriff. Weather Indications. Wab DxpABTinury, ) Ovrica ov m? Cum tiiuiut. Ovncaa, V Wasuihuto*. D. C, Oct. 23-1 i. I.J laoBJLiitmai. For Tennessee and the Ohio Valley, warmer, clear or partly cloudy weather, light variable winds, mostly from the south, ?tationary or lower pressure. For the I/?w??r L ikes, clear or partly cloudy weather, warm south winds veering to colder northwest winds, and a fall ing followed by a stationary or rifling barometer. ftot(?iillty. Chicago, October 22.?'The jury before which several of the Cook county Com-* missionem have been on Iriul for Ihe pa*t two weeks, have brought in a verdict of not guilty. An Ai:s}>ulous ^peulug. Little Rock, October 22.?The State fair opened this morning under very favorable auspices. Weather delightful. ?John Brougham, the veteran actor, who was tobegin la-t night a week's engagement in i'ittHhurgh, is confined to bin room in New York, suffering from inflammatory rheumatism. Morion Uantcd at Washington. Sprclalto thcGoclanstl Gazette of yeiltrJ*y. Washington, October 20.?The genoral regret over the absence of Senator Morton is extremely Mgnificanl of tho . real inside situation here. Noone names the L-juii>inna question without thinking of him. There were many Republicans who diti'ercd with him, aud many who lacked alt sympathy with his id?aa of party management. There are very few now, even among his party opponeuts, who would not welcome hit* return as a great public good. The feeling which prompt* tliirt ultncftt universal desire is not one involving entire sympathy with bin methods, but the fact thai the times are out of joint with Republican* create* a longing for a utrong head and pronounced mind, in short, for a leader, even though he be regarded as ex* trerne in hiit partisanship, and, perhaps, more accurately, because he is extreme and aggressive. Many Republicans look u|>on the currents which arc now moving tho party in new direction:* as those which are just above rapids and sweeping down to a fatal plunge. All those who are watching these currents with feeling* of uncertainty and alarm arc wishing that Morton was in his seat. Those who approve of the President's .Southern work in put wish Morton wax here to stand in the way of extreme actions. There are many who have never been his aduiirera who express the opinon that, just at preient, there is no man in public life wbo?s death would prove a. greater io*? to the Republican cause; and thofe who do exprem it, find few to differ wtih tl>cm. The aoldiera of ihe western Kruiien naw him on every battle field caring for thoao who had woo victories, or uvuipathizini; with and encouraging those who had tufl*ered defeat. Kemetubering him a-* a tower of Htrength in thoie dayn, they would welcome hi* appearance now QUArf. E. DWJUHT, PRACTICAL CHEMIST, la prrpared to uiike cmful and complete aoalyMt if Iron Orw, UmetUmca, Miner*] Watergate. Laboratory (or. Mth and Chapllne itreeta *aU Wbuellnc. W. Va. jF YOU WANT LETTER-HEADS PRINTED, CA.LL AT TUB IN7ELLICENCER OFFICE 25 AND U7 KOUUTEKKT? 8T. rjio CAPITALISTS, vr tvimio.i u/ BM4l.U MBAAS DESIROUS OF KSUAGI.SU IS GRAPH GROW' JSC, COAL UJSIfiQ OR MARK?T GAJtVL'SJSG. On account o' a.lvitif l age, I ani dealroua of c'tatijiift ii.jr n*id?uce, aud therefor* offer for aale injr ( inn lituated onpcaile the city of Wh*ello|,oii the river batik, midway bct?re.i Bridgeport and Martin'* Ferry, and immediately adjoining the Tillrg*nf uavlllf. The property coualstaof CU ntnscf bill and tatie laod anJ t& of river bottom. I . the bill thtre irr two aeauia of cual, and 8)4 fuel thicfe, tluce de^wita o( I luatoue, ao 8 fool win of cltrstuie rand or fr? atone, an 18 foot 1 t.iucf mul. winch altogether make a aoU and ao uodcrlyirs l?.dol depoaitaof a rich aud valuable i-.uracil r. Un tbo aur[ic*>, the lar|*r portion of which Ilea gently 'loping Uthe east, and all uod?r dlectex1 pjsu vtotbeiun, Ifw Vitieyari of 8/5 acret uoatly , Catawba grapea, all in tiw- bearing jndiilon,about k-vcu Teura old, which baa proven Ua-lf able to pay a baud* mo* per rent to tbe cultivator. The property U twiPK approached above and b?low by a1' a.lvanrioR tldr oi persona erekioft amali h> nieatmd', aid la now really the only unoccupied territory lwtwfrn Bridge ,-ort and MarUn'a Ferry. It W valuible aa an loveatinent for capital aeekini a ufe purchase, and valuable to thoae who wani market cardeulng (round dote to the city. Itfroota iw.jutiluily u|K>n ttio river and csuiutandaa view T4??f M Wbol?**??7 Of U)? Tl?? Itrmi of ul? will b? ona-thlrd cub, In two auouil p?y m*nu, 8 wr o?ot InuiMt oo d?* f-rr?l pa) menu. For fmtber p.rUculm Inquire n,.k > *IC1A8D CtUWFoB^s (p|0a Ftnlm, or bjnailM Brldpport, 0.