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OMIrft !*??. 51ft mid 37 t'onrlceinh HlvMl
N'Aiuira quoted active at Chicago a
3 90 rates.
Lut* in tbh city that were sold for $75(
last summer are now held for $1 <300. Thii
it in the nature of a boom in real ettate.?
The fact that they are held and not sold
.twin mil imlidtA mncli of a tvwtm
Tiik Greenback Standard, o( Parkers*
burg, suggested that possibly Col. Ben.
Wilson anil bis friends are baiting Mayor
Jake Jackson, of that bar?, with the proffer
of a nomination for the Governorship,
ia order that His Honor may not be in
the Colonel's way for a tlfth. Congressional
A Fusionist Majority Secured.
Th? Republican Rrjectiona Claimed to Hive
Been Made Wholly on Technical
.U'Oi-aTA. Mii, Utfeiuber i".?The lull
details of the count made by the Governor
in?i Council show the following result:
la the Senate the Fusionists are given 20
members and the Republicans 11. In the
House the Fusionists are given 7S members
and the Republicans 01, Five cities,
with 12 Republican Representatives?
Portland, Bath, Lewiaton, Rockland and
Saco?are without representation. The
House will thus be 12 members short at
its organization.
The actual result of the election, according
to the official returns before being
changed by Council, wad as follows: Senate?Republicans,
ly; Democrats, I J.
House?Republicans, !W; Fusionists, 01.
Net change in the Senate 10; in the House
4<>. By the election retnrns the Republicans
had a majority of 36 on joint ballot.
As counted by the Governor and Council
the Fusionists have a majority of 20 on
joint ballot.
The Republicans claims that the rejec...J
II 4?1?
uvua mm nuc it uuiii uu tcvuUlcal
grounds. The certificates to Senators
and Representatives were seat out by mail
to-day. The canvass of county officers is
about completed. The Committee of
Council are engaged in preparing a statement
to justify the count.
Tb?* Election of Gen. Wm. .Mahone-A
.Sketch oflbc Man
Richmond, December 17.?The General
Assembly voted yesterday for a United
States Senator. In the House, the nominees
were Senator Withers, Gen. Mahone
aud Gen. Wickham, the vote resulting as
follows: Mahone5tf, Withers, 40, Wickham
2. In the Senate the only nominees
were Withers and Mahone, the vote resulting,
Mahone 2:1 and Withers 13. The
joint vote was as follows: Number of
votes cast 138; necessary to a choice 70; of
which Mahone received 79 and Withers
53. The two houses met to-day in joint
session, took a formal ballot and General
Mahone was declared elected.
The new Senator will succeed Robert E.
Withers (Dem.), whose term will expire
March 4, 1881. This "extraordinary little
man." as he has been called, was born iu
Southampton, Va.,in 1827, and, after graduating
at the Virgiuia Military institute in
ISo", devoted himself to civil engineering.
He was the constructor, before the war, of
the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad. He
embarked in the succession movement at
the very start, and took part in the capture
of "the Norfolk Navy yard on April21,
I >*.11 U u n i 1 ami ivimmamluil
Sixth Virginia Ilegimeut, and at its bead
participated in most of the battles of the
Peninsular campaign, those of the
Kuppahannoclc, and those around
Petersburg. In March, 1864, he became
a Brigadier General, and in
August of the same year a Major
i eueral. lie subsequently commanded a
division in Hill's corps, and at the time of
Lee's surrender was in command at Bermuda
Hundred. He figured prominently
in many of the most terrible episodes of
the war, as at the blowing up of the fort
beiore retersburg, where he lea the way
into the hollow crater to redeem the rebel
line. It is said, however, that he never
carried a sword or pistol daring the whole
war, and went at the head of his troops
with nothing in hid pockets and nothing in
his hands. He was too weak to wield a
sword had he podseHsed one, and he always
forgot the pistol. After the war, he
relumed to the railroad business, and was
prominently identified with the development
of tho Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio
line, through which he sought to divert the
trade of the South from other channels to
Chesapeake Bay and thence North. Of
this company he became President, and
received $25,000 a year in that capacity until
the concern went into the hands of a
receiver two or three years ago. For
some time after the cloao of tho war
Mahone was regarded as being quite as
much ot a Republican as a Democrat,.but
of late he has been in full harmony with
the latter party. He has, however, attracts!
most attention a* the undiduu ted
leader of the Repudiation party of Virginia,
and was its candidate for the Gubernatorial
nomination at the Democratic
>'tate Convention of IS77.
TUt Mtock MnrliPl After January.
New Youk, December 1G.?Several financial
authorities are predicting a great rise
tn stocks in January. Aside from the
usual plethora of money which follows the
paymeut of January dividends, it is claimed
that the money which has left New
York and been distributed throueh the
country to "mov? the crops" and carry on
the fall exchanges id sure to return early
in the year. The condition of the banks
in August and the importations of gold
*iuce then show that from $s0.000,000 to
3100,000,000 in "lawful money" has left
the banks of New York and been absorbed
by the country. The return of this Bum
m expected to raise prices on Wall street
>o far from regarding the present holdings
of stocks as speculative,however,and in anticipation
of a rise, the Financial Chronicle,
an unusually conservative authority, says
there has never been a time when "so
large an amount of stocks was held in absolute
ownership by parties away from
Wall street and its vicinity."
AT ADDISON, sr. r.
Euima, X. i"? December 17.?Nine
Iniiinnu places in Addison were burned
ywterdav. Imm $50,000; insurance $30-,
"00. TheauMUnt engineer at Ailditoc
and two Klrairn tlreman were injured bj
tbe falling vails.
Oma VMavla.
Bauix, December 17.?Arrived: Gen
Werder, from Sew York.
AirrwiRr, December 17, ? Arrived
SwiUerlind, from Sew York.
; Meeting of the Republican Nation
Executive Committee.
A Struggli Over the QumIIoi of Whei
) the Convention Should be Held.
The Boyi Requited to hi on Hand la Cb
oi|o an tbi Third of Next June.
Winnmaiox, D. C., December 17.?Th
Republican National Committee ueemble
?t noon to-<l*v and remained in tontini
out aeeaioa tilt 3:30, when a recew wa
taken (or half in hour.
Secretary McCorratck called the Cora
mittee to order, and Elihu Enon, ot \VU
connin, wu chosen temporary Chairman
After roll call the premutation of proxiea
in lieu of abeent members, wu consider
ed. J. U. Chaffee, member for Colorado
presented credential u proxy for Nevada
Jnk. fl V.? ?l ? 1-...
w. ?. 1UUIHHII, nUtMIUIUei.
aa proxy for Cumback, but bis claim to In
admitted as proxy for Washiugtou Territory
was rejected?vena 17, naym'20.
\Vm. Heath, of Michigan, wasadmittei
to fill the vacancy caused by the death o!
Zacb. Chandler.
Tbe resignation of Win. H. Ketnble, foi
Pennsylvania, was accepted, and J. D
Cameron admitted.
The resignation of E. V. Noyes, foi
Ohio, was accepted, and Wm. C. Cooper
admitted in his place.
The resignation of A. B. Cornell, foi
New York, was accepted, and Thornod C.
Piatt succeeded.
The resignations of Cumback, of Io<li?
| ana, McCormack, of Arizona, and Rule,
1 of Tennessee, were not accepted.
Florida then came up. It was claimed
on the part of some Florida Republicans
that the State could not properly be represented
by Purraao, on acconnt of his
being a non-resident, and that Wentworih,
chosen for the purpose, should l>* admitted.
After a long discussion, Mr. Wentworth's
claim was rejected, and Mr. Purman
was continued.
The Secretary then read a corrected list
of the members (and proxies) as follows:
Alabama, Jesse Ilarolson; Arkansas,
Powell Clavton: California.
ham; Colorado, J. II. Chaffee; Connecticut,
Marshall Jewell; Florida, Win. J.
Purman; Georgia, James T. .Severaux;
Illinois, James P. Hoot; Indiana, John
Chew; Iowa, John Y. Stone; Kansas,
John A. Martin ; Kentucky, Win. C. Goodloe;
Louisiana, 1*. S. Pinchback; Maine.
Wm. P. Frye; Maryland, C. C. Fulton;
Massachusetts, John M. Froces; Michigan,
Lewis Heath; Minnesota, J. T. Averill;
Mississippi, G. M. Buchanan; Missouri,
C. J. FiUey; Nebraska, E. K. Valentine;
New Jersey, J. fi Chaffee; New Hampshire,
W. E. Chandler; N. J., George A. Halsey;
N. Y., T. C. Piatt; N. 0., Thos. B. Keogh ;
Ohio, Wm. C. Cooper; Oregon, II. M.
Scott; Pa., J. D. Cameron; R. I, N. W. Albridge;
S. C., John J.'Patteraon; Tenn.,
Wm. Rule; Texas, J. P. Newcoine; Va.,
J. B. Senor; Vermont, M. S. Coburn; W.
Va, J. \V. Mason; Wis., Eliha Euos;
Arizona, R. C. McCorinack; Dakota, Newton
Edmunds; Washington, D. C., S. J.
Bowen; Idaho, Thomas Donaldson;
Montana, S S. Huntley; New Mexico,
Stephen B. Klkins; Utah, J. R. Me Bride;
Wyoming' Jos. MeCarey. Delaware ami
Washington Territory are unrepresented.
Election for permanent chairman then
began. Mr. Chaffee, of Col., nominated
A verill, of Minn., and George U. Gorham,
of Cal., nominated J. D. Cameron, of Pa.
The whole number of votes cast were 42,
necessary to a choice 22.- Cameron reroii'Pil
9*' vn(M. Avt?rill l'l unit Plutt nf V
Y.t2. The election was declared unanimous
and Cameron on taking the chair returned
his thank*.
The resignation of R. C. McCormack as
Secretary to the committee, was presented
by that" gentleman, who stated in the
course of his remark* that 110 person
ought to be required to perform such
laborious duties for more th'an one campaign
and disavowed wanting the chairmanship.
After some discussion in
which McCormack was urged to withdraw
his resignation it was accepted, and
Thomas B. Keogh, of X. C., was elected
Secretary unanimously.
A committee was then appointed to
draft resolutions in honor of the memory
of the late Chairman Chandler.
A resolution was adopted for the appointment
by the Executive Committee,
of a committee of five, including the
chairman and secretary, to take charge of
all matters touching the control ot the
hall to be occupied by the convention in
After recess claims were presented of
several places for holding the next Republican
National Convention.
Mr. Root, of Illinois, advocated Chicago.
That city had better hotel accommodations
than any other city suggested (or
the Convention. It would give a bed to
Everybody attending the Convention. It
would supply one of the finest I:alls in the
country?the Exposition building, roofed
with glass?and its architect was instructed
to make any alterations that might bo
suggested. The building was ou the lake
shore, where there was always a cool
breeze and no coal smoke, and within tive
minutes walk of the |iailroad, hotels
and hotels, and would be placed under tbe
entire control of the Executive Commit
tee. Rooms and accommodations would
also be furnished free to members of the
j Executive Committee at the Grand Pacific
Hotel; all the clerical force desired by the
committee would be supplied free of exfiense;
the priutiug would also be done
ree, as well as the printing and binding
of the official report of the proceedings of
the Convention. Anything else that the
committee might suggest would be furnished
[laughter], and he promised that
the Chicago papers would deal fairly with
A member ?How about the beer?
Mr. Root. The price of beer will not bt
Mr. Saowden of the Chicago Tinwt,
promised on the part of the press ol
that city, that the proceedings of the convention,
if held there, would be reported
better than they ever had been before.
The claims of Cincinnati were presented
bv Richard Smith, of the Gazette; he said
ho had been commissioned by citizens ol
that city, to extend to tbe committee a
hearty invitation to select Cincinnati ai
the place of holding tbe Republican con'
vention. They would present to the convention
tbe tlnest hall In the world, nol
the boll in which the convention of"(
was held.' but the new ball built at i
cost of $300,000 for musical purposes, anil
for holding conventions ami expositions
In the body of thia ball there were 4.701
seats, while 1.200 more could be neated oi
the stage. Tbls hall waa reached frou
all hotels by street railroads. He w?
authorized to tender that hall free of ex
pense; that would include the printini
1 and everything necessary for the conven
ience of the Committee.' Tbe key ol tli
i building would be placed ia th
> hands of tho Executive Committe
' free from all control on the part c
tho local committee. Cincinnati would b
pleased to entertain, an its guests, men
bers of the National Republican Commii
. tee, and to furnish them with such heac
quarters iu? they misbt select, without an
- personal expense. He might add, he sait
on his own responsibility, that the prit
of beer should not be increased. [Laughter.]
Cincinnati made this application in
a modest ?j.irit, which characterised her
* people. [Laughter.] They would have
ai offered free entertainment to all the delegates
and alternates if they thought that
that would be acceptable.
Mr. Senor, (Va.,) will you give bonds
1 for the good conduct of the gentlemen of |
the press?
Mr. Smith. The pre* has promised to
behave itself, and as it proved itself to be a
|. power on the lost occasion, it will also
prove itself a power on this occasion. ,
Mr. Senor. How about brother Halstead,
of the Commercial? '
Mr, Smith. The Commercial hadtnedi- <
e torial yesterday, in which that assurince is t
given. He also made an explanation as
to the absence of gas to light tne hall dur'*
ing the lost convention. '
a Mr. Fry asked, whether or not, it all of e
the Bristow pictures that adorned every t
store window in Cincinnati, at the lime of
the Isst Convention had been exhausted.
'* Mr. Smith admitted that Cincinnati was v
i. then in (avor of Bristow, but now it was a C
it Republieanxityv- tl
I In conclusion, he dwelt upon the politii
cal importance of holding the Convention
in Cincinnati. e
Mr. Martindale presented the claims of J
I Indianapolis as being quite as accessible (j
j as any other city named, and promised s
. ail hotel and hall accommodations that (i
could be desired. He also dwelt upon the
I importance of it in a political point of
[ view as tending to make Indiana a lto- tl
publican State. si
Mr. Saclcett presented the claims of Sar- c
atoga Springs. and the importance of v
securing the thirty-five electoral votes ii
. of Sew York. o
The chairman mentioned that he had re- I
ceived a letter from the President of the w
Permanent Exhibition at Philadelphia
offering the use of that building to the tl
Convention free. ?i
A vote wan taken and Chicago was P
selected, as follows: Chicago, 24; Saratoga, Pj
14; Cincinnati, 2; Indianapolis, 2. E
The time for holding the next Conven- fr
tion was iixed for Wednesday, June 3. li
Another recess was taken until evening, m
when resolutions in memory of the late si
.Senator Ghandler were adopted, and the *1
committee adjourned.
Nome Chniicw fur (he Brpablieam to
I'nilf nilh the Prrildent. ^
Wamusgtos, December 16.?The opin- er
ion is gaining ground among those who !
sympathize with the general scope of the {J
President's recommendations on the cur- 0>
rency question that some way will yet be te
discovered to unite a majority of Congress,
or certainly a majority of the Republicans q
in a declaration that will be in harmony xj
with the administration on the essential T1
principles involved, although it may not '?
contemplate so prompt action as was sug- pj
gated. Many Republicans are ready to s<
admit that, as a question of principle, the (i
President is all right, but they say the ?
time has not come around for such peremptory
action on the subject. It is
thought, for instance, that it will be pos- in
tihlt* tn mnL-n an and tn thu nninn?a nf ?k>> Zl
depreciated si'ver dollar. The payment ^
of members of ^Cfltogress in this coin is y
proving tKe Btrongest argument yet ad- A
vanced against its convenience and useful- ^
ness as a circulating medium. Jjj
Furthermore, the opinion is held by
some that it is not at present practicable A
to deprive the government notes of their le
legal tender quality. It may be practic- re
able to get through Congress a declaration ti
that at some fixed date in the future these
notes shall cease to be a legal tender.
This would afford an opportunity to make th
all the necessary preparations by business d<
men for a change in their character, if th
preparation is needed, in the Bame way as ci
opportunity was given to prepare for re- at
sumption. aa
???- ai
bella i he. la
Mrs. Buckney. who was burned to death w
Monday, was buried from the A. M. E. w
Church Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Stiles was taken on the evening B. a,
& O. train, Wednesday, out to Union Ci
County where his mother lived. The P'
family was left in very destitute circum- J
stances. A subscription was raised to de- ?i
fray the funeral expenses.
A large number of song-birds, canaries g
and goldfinches, for Hale in the room next &
ir ;u . _? rpu. i-.'-.i A
iu raauiiuuuaurug aiuic. xue uirua iuhku q,
music all the time. g
The disciples are preparing for their an- 5
nual concert, which will be given ia their Bi
church on New Year's eve. Sotne well E]
known Wheeling singers and a quartette j.<
from the Disciplcs Church of Wheeling m
will assist.
Miss Robinson, of Wheeling, and Mrs. '
Lewis Edwards, of Chicago, are the guests
of Mrs. John Bigelow. w
A countryman was badlv kicked by hia
horse on Gravel Hill, Wednesday. Something
got wrone with the harness and he P<
got down to tlx it, when the horse got w
fractious and kicked him several times. rc
A black horse belonging to Isaac breeze's
livery stable ran away Wednesday afternoon.
It crossed the public square in full A
gallop, scattering the school children, and
turned down to >'elsou's hardware store,
narrowly'missing running over some persons
on the sidewalk. i'ollet. standing ?
there, caught the bridle, and the horse 0j
turned a complete sominereault, landing
in the gutter seemingly unhurt. ai
The steer which John Heil has been tii
promising his Christmas customersarrived w
in town yesterday. It is immense. Its :u
weight is twenty-two hundred and eighty
odd pousds. u
Will Cunningham is confined to his bi
1 home, being threatened with typhoid o|
fever. ? oj
' The Presbyterian mite society meets .
' next Tuesday at the house of Rev. Gaston. 11
Oysters were scarce in town the first of ra
the week. A strike among the ahuckers a
iu Baltimore is given as the cause.
N. L. Marsh and M. Craft both have a
larger than usual array of holiday goods
' in their line. Marsh's window is com- ?
1 pletely filled with a handsome case of a
1 silverware. R. C. F. al
lV?Mt Virginia ami tl>? frw Rrhool *
t*m. fl
' TTe*t Va. Journal ul Education. y
[ Who shall estimate the value of the in.
direct induences of the public schools?
) What a wonderful change has come over
1 the face of West Virginia in the last 15 &
J years. The people are healthier and I
. cleaner looking, they dress with more taste, 1
i their manners are easier, more papers sre *
taken, more books are read, more fences \
b are white washed, more pictures are on the t
a walls, more musical instruments are owned r
e and used, farms are being improved, roads l
if are becoming smoother, churches are in- i
e creasing in number and improving in j
i* architectural quality, lecture associations i
L- are being formed in all the principal towns I
I- ?in short, the State has taken an im- i
y mense stride forward. Wo owe these j
1,1 things to our public schools. Revolutions i
n 1 never go backward. 11
How the Philadelphia are Entertaining
the Ex-President. r
Pinafore Parties and Handshaking With till
Slaters, Coailae and Aunts. jt
Philadelphia, December 1".?General
lirant arrived at Carpenters' Hall about fj
10:40 a. m. The hall waa handsomely ol
iecorated with bunting, growing Mowers Ri
ind exotic plants. The General was re- j*
leived by ex*Minister Walah, who gave gj1
?im welcome to the old hall, and present* at
d him with an engrossed address from th
he Carpenters Company. General Grant f*
cceptcd the gift in a few well chosen jj<
rorils. The members ?i the Carpenters til
Jompany and families were presented to .
tie ex-President, and a general hand- |^(
bakiug took place. - Over the stage erect* a?
d for the purpose were the words: "The St
ation's butliplace bids you welcome." ha
feneral Grant on receiving the address to
poke as follows: w<
'entUmii of the CarpetUm* Company of thr la
preteid day:
It is with much pleasure that I accept
ae address which I see before me. I J11
hall preserve it and haud it down to my >ui
bildren for preservation. I regard it as a ??"<
ery great trophy, and one that will grow he
i estimation as time passes and as long a*
ur republic lasts, which it is hoped and Re
think we have the assurance now that it wl]
ill be as long as time lasts.
Gen. Grant and Mayor Stokeley were ? >
len driven to Independence Hall, where a un
reat crowd was in waiting. The ex- eai
resident took a Seat in the chair occti* tio:
ied by John Hancock at the time of the om
eclaration of Independence, and in da
ont of the table on which the Declara- ih<
on was signed. About 3,000 people, ^aii
ale and female, were adraittal and are
look hauds with the General, but no sb?
?eeches were made. lie
After the exercises in Independence rj0
all, Grant planted an Kim tree in Inde- ter
jndence Square. no)
Iu the afternoon the General enjoyed froi
te performance of Pinafore at the Acad- i,p,
nv ..f \1 nsii' Tl.? ! Cl
??.-? w> ...V uwia nun upvutu m |an
30, At which time nearly every seat in em
ie house had been sold. "The General's |aw
>x was handsomely decoratedj At i
clock the General arrived, and as lie en- ag-t
red tbe box the orchestra played "See eac
ie Conquering Hero Comes, and some
ie cried oat "Three cheers for General ??uii
rant." They were given with a will. aj?i
tie General bowed his acknowledgments. Sjj
be distinguished party was made up as o?x*
Hows: General Grant, Mrs. Grant, Col. AM
red. Grant, Mrs. Don. Cameron, Miss p*J
itterson (daughter of Joseph Patterson), kioi
:hnvler Colfax, H. T. Goshorn, Rev. x >r
. if. Tiffany, Mayor Mtokeley and the
embers of the Committee of Councils, i
pon leaving the Academy General Grant l-itt
as again loudly cheered. jj?"
Mayor Stokeley gave a dinner to-night
i honor of General Grant. Among the Nor
lests were Judge Sheridan, of New ^
ork; Secretary of State Evarts, Hugh J.
astings, of the Commercial Advert iw, New St. :
ork; Geo. Jones, of theNew York Tim&;
i'tniral Ammen,and J. YV. Garrett, Prea- *
jnt of the B. <k 0. R. E. Admiral Am- mi
en, it is said, is here to urge the Presi?ncy
of the company to carry out tbe
ojected Nicaraugan canal scheme. The Texi
dmiral would not converse on the subct,
statin? that his answer to De LeHsepa' T
cent publication would appear shortly, reft
he Grant Boom at Philadelphia, and the
What It Com the City. hib
Philadelphia, December 16.?In every
ing that goes to make up a great popular ,
>monstration, the welcome extended by ?
e people of Philadelphia to their fellow- mei
tizen, General Grant, was conspicuous ^
id remarkable. General Grant himself rGp
id that it far exceeded his anticipations, cou
id that in the number of active par- can
cipants, and the extend of the decora- inq
jus, u aurpasaeu any 01 me great popo- ion
r ovations that have marked his progress /
ound the world. That part of the line Sen
hich managed to get more than half ?tii'
ay over the route was about six hours in int<
isaing the Timet office, marched in com- con
on Ume and stopping not very often, acri
id never for more than a few minutes, tioi
uretul estimates, leaning to moderation, rep
ace the number of men in the several tati
.visions as follow* tic
Hilary and ?n?l-mllttarjr *..4,000
rand Army of the Kepubllu 7,mo resi
ixtllw .. _ 3,000 a,u
D'i an J steel - ?. _2,*00
lip builders, 4c ?... Ji,(K0 twe
irrlers, dreun>u, ?tc .. ?........1,S0<J I
ik?r.?, confectioners and freedmeu I,t0o _on
merican Protestant AoocUuoq. !,<*? .
her secret socletiis ? 2,500
itcberi 5KW gob
orkeri In wood, Ac !*a) :nff
orocro and furniture men 750
'ewers aud bottlers .... ............ S??i tne
cpnsiuien ? s o ma
stlrgulshcd guests .. .. 100
ilittcal .. ^,luo
?? tha
Total .^..32,500 ^
Enumeratedj however, in the^ average Cur
?? u? uguiuttUUK UU1TUO, lb WUU1U UO pUt gUtl
jwn as a line of fifty thousand men. to
This takes no account whatever of the sp
iople who lined every foot of the side- gait
alks and crowded all thedoors along the ree
ute of twelve miles. the
n Effort to be Hade to Gel au Opinion
From III m on Iho Snbjeet. ? ,
Wasiiixotos, December 16.?It has be- imj
ime known here to-day that a company
! General Grant's intimate political jjjjj
id personal friends will hold a consults- at t
on in Philadelphia daring his stay there, to I
ith a view of deciding whether, in their ne?
idgtnents, he ought to be a candidate for J
le Republican nomination. Quite a numar
of these friends are decided in their trie
^position to his candidacy. A number ow
I them ure understood to hold that the J
me has come when he should decide the ^
latter one way or the other, and that he mil
in uot afford to have tie subject continue P"
ny longer a matter of doubt.
Among those who will have part In tbia ^
onterence are the chiel men in the Si- mo
uragua Canal project, and they will he
trongly urge General Grant to accept tfie !h<
osition they offer. General Grant's
riends here expect an announcement, ur]
, hich will be by authority, within a week. ?"
Hr. TiUIrn Dia|orffinv. OP
-mw iori, uecemoer 17.?The eieouon
of the Ute Robert Bayard paid back th
100,000 to the St. Louis, Alton and Terre '<
laate Railroad Company, in compliance "J
tith what they understood to be the
riahes of the testator. The company en- do
ered a suit to recover $300,000 held by its an
mrcbasing committee. KuasellSage had or
ikewiae paid back $100,000. To-day, it is ba
eported, Samuel J. Tilden and Charles te
Juker, the remaining members of tbe tli
mrchaainjt committee, hare also paid lal
lack $100,000 each. Tbe purchasing com- co
niueeheid the bonda first aa surplus pi
titer the organization of the company, b<
ind afterward divided them equally amonit re
theniMlvet. p<
Waihikotox, December 17.
Mr. Da?ia(W. Va.) introduce'! a bill I
speal cerUin permanent annual tppr
riations. Referred.
Mr. Morgan introduced the lollowic
lint resolution, which wu referred to tb
ommittee on Judiciary:
Wurpvu (InnorMi haa hiratnfm
ranted .States and corpo.ations, to aid i
le construction of railroads, large grant
f the public lands of the United State
mounting in the aggregate to more tha
X),000,(XX) acres, much ot it of the moe
iluable character, remaining in poseet
on of the Government, and said State
id corporations having failed to perforn
e conditions of their respective grants
id having failed orneglected.in whole o
part, to earn said lands by the construe
>n of railroads through them within th<
ne prescribed; and,
Wiierkai, Large bodies of such condi
>nally'granted lands have been and re
ain withdrawn from sale, pre-emptioi
id settlement for the benefit of suet
ates and railroad corporations whicl
ive slept ou their rights and privileges
the manifest detriment of the publii
?lfare and the developmentof the nation
resources; and,
Whereas, Justice and public policy re
ire that all such lands should be re
red to the public domain, and that nc
rther grants or extensions of furthei
ints should now l>e made; therefore
Hetoived, By the Senate and House ol
preventative*^., that all public landi
tich have been granted by Congress to
I in the construction of the following
tned railroad telegraph lines, and hereder
specified, which have not been
ued uuder said grants by the construen
of the section of the railroad contigui
and adjacent thereto, are hereby dered
forfeited to the United States, and
> privilege to no acquire a title to the
ue id nereuy revolted, ana said hinds
restored to the public domain, anil
ill hereafter be disposed of as other publands
of the United States. And be it
laolttd, That the Secretary of the Inter
is hereby instructed,within GO days afthe
passage of this act, to give public
.ice of the date, not exceeding 30 days
tn date of publication, when such lands
eby restored to the body of public
ds shall be opened to settlements on preption
and homestead entry, under the
s provided for said purpose,
'he following table shows the railroads
toted and the amount of land held by
A cm.
f and Ship Mind....... 652,809
hamaand Florida 419,520
a and Tonuewee 13^180
lie and Cilrard- M\880
a and Chaunot-#a ljo.oou
>iina and t.hatau<<og*, formerly Nortbeaat
id Sjuthwe*t Alabama and Will!! Valley. rt'JT.S'.T)
wcola and 'tAorgla 1,568 7U
Ida, Atlanta and Gulf Central IKI.1.V1
th Louisiana and Texas, formerly VUkairy,
Shirfeport au<l Texas 61<\SS0
Or eaii*. Ba'on Bougeand Vicluburg 3,ft 0.000
?oula and Iron Uounta?n....~. ...... 6i0 OuO
le Rxk and Fort f?mitli .. .< ....1,0*1 29
-oil and Milwaukee 355,1 0
ghton and Ontonagon, formerly MaiietU}
and Ontonagon 552,315
ih American, formerly St. Cioix acd
Jen Superior ami branch to Bayfield, WJanata
Central. formerly i'oitagr, Wlnaebo
and Superior .....1.800,000
Paul and Pacific, St. Vincent exltnidon,
merly branch to the Bed Biter of the
irth .. .. 0,000,000
hiul and Fadile, Ural nurd branch, for dy
branch to Lake Superior 550,000
:Wi? and Dikota 550,000
on Central _1,'JOO.OUO
nUcaml I'ttciac rJ.MXi.DOO
u Pacific 18,000,000
ihern Pacific - 17,000, <JU?
he following were also introduced and
?y Mr. Call?To repeal section :MS0 of
* Revised Statutes. This section proits
the payment of any claim againBt
Government which occurred prior to
1 in favor of any person who engaged
;he late war.
?y Mr. Eaton?Authorizing the appointlit
of a Tariff Committee.
Ir. Groorae offered the following:
viiereas, It is desirable to have all the
orw, communications and other data
cerning the proposed inter-oceanic
al carefully and fully considered and
uired into and reported upon; there?bo
ktolvtd, That a select committee of nine
lators be appointed by the presiding
cer, whose duty it shall be to examine
> the subject of a suitable route for the
struction of an inter-oceanic ship canal
:>ss the American isthmus, and all petiis,
memorials, resolutions, bills and
orta on such or other method of faciling
communication between the Atlanand
Pacific, be referred to the commit,
and they may report at any time such
jlution, bi)l or report as may be best
id to secure such eommuniiiatinn h*
ten said oceans.
Aid over under objection to present
Ir. Morgan offered the following: Ke,-ed
that the continuance of the existvolume
of U. S. Treasury notes, with
ir legal tender, be preserved, and the
intenance of their equivalent in value
h coin is demanded by present necesss
of trade commerce anu industry, and
t full restoration of silver coinage, to
lality with gold is now necessary to see
to tne people of the United States a
licient and permanent supply of money
maintain our national prosperity,
taking on this resolution. Mr. Morgan
1 it was antagonistic to the resolution
ently offered by Senator Bayard, that
latter was supported by large meritile
and banking interests of the coun,
who had sent a petition in its favor to
igress, which had not yet been proted,
but which was known to be on its
Y, and which it may not therefore bo
aroper to allude to.
'hough the principle of that resolution
;htbe theoretically correct, there was
iger of going too fast into enforcements
he present time. We wore too prone
;hlnk our existing prosperity permait
The price of labor in Germany and
land, and in other foreign countries.
1 been reduced under monetary and
er legislation there until those counts
are beginning to undersell us in our
n luftrKeu*, rt.iu 11. was protMble tiiat
would tlms lose much of our advanein
foreign markets; also that Araoril
patriotism is not shocked at being periled
to purchase foreign goods at low
cea, and if foreign countries underaell
f>ey will get onr trade. If this
iurs we shall have need of ill the good,
ind money we can get, and possibly
ire to prevent a calamity. The petition
had mentioned was conspicuous for
1 absence Irom its signatures of labor[
men or persons in small business;
sat capitalists and large dealers were
;ing on this movement. Their opinions
i entitled lo great weight. They are
t more or less disinterested in their
inions than other men, but their skill in
uncial management is not easily divestfrom
their own welfare anddlreoted to
e interests of other classes. Jew York
a great city ol banking reserve!, and
arly all tbe paper discounted anil exsnge
soli) In in other cities, la paid in
!? York. Th? Treasury Departmenl
es all its own financiering there
d seems nnable to carry on iti
lerations without the aid o! New Yorl
.nkers. It does not follow that the in
rests of money centre are antagonistic U
ose of tha whole country. Capital am
bor are necessary to each other, and m
untry, however rich in naturel resouraea
ogresses in civilization unless it know
>w to avail itself of capital. But capita
aults from the intelligent labor of tin
?ple and ahould not be organiied againi
them u In Ibis moment, lor destroying
the legal tender o( greenback). Our people
have unbounded confidence In onr
paper money beenuse they know its re,0
minption depends on their own credit,
and they have determined, and are able to
pav it in coin.
These petitioner! wish to be able to
ig lend National bank notea to tbe people
and pay them for their crops In thla currency,
but when the people pay their
debts the capitalists demand defcrlption
e money, whose volume ahull be entirely
n within control ol the National banks. The
ta Industrial classes are content to receive
?, (Jolted States notes. They have contin
denco in their own money.
it II there ever was a time when the legal
> leaner suouiu navo oeoa aDonsneu, 11 was
a when the notes were below par. The
n people had tried to maintain this curt,
rcncy through the war and calamity in the
r face of an oppressive law to keep it down,
: and when they had been successful it was
e attempted to be destroyed by men engaged
in the business of manipulating money.
It would be raising unjust suspicions of
- the good faith of the people to take away
i the legal tender quality, When the peoi
pie had actually begun resumption, Con1
gress had no more right to destroy
, the legal tender of this money, and so
; vitiate contracts, than it had to do the
- same with other money. It was his belief
that such a meaauro would be a great
- breach of public faith. The notes mast
- stand as legal tender or else be with>
drawn. Ternaps it would be as well to
* amend the Constitution by taking away
> from Congress the power to issue paper
money in time of war. Possibly our in[
tlationists might plunge into war in order
i to secure what thev deemed essential to i
i its financial prosperity, but the Sunreme j
; Court had upheld the constitutionality of i
the present issue, and there was no appeal j
from that decision, which had been relied j
upon in all contracts made since it was
rendered. Greenbacks are now good as
gold, but they hamper the power of gold
over the industries of the country, audit is
not surprising that gold and the National '
i banks are moving together to destroy their ]
competition. It is true their destr'uetfon '
would break some of the smaller banks, 1
but this would only add to the strength of 1
the great ones. Even at a moderate rate
of interest on the public debt we will have
naiil mora than fmif !>???
debt before it is paid off. We are in the t
meantime paying $10,000,000 yearly for i
the use of $>57,000,000 of National bank
currency, when we might have the benefit .
of the united States notes withouttaxa- J
Mr. Morgan went on to say that should ?
the balance of trade turn against the 2
United .States, and gold be drawn from 0
the country, Rreebacks would be indispensable
as our currency, and would be 6till
kept at par by the honesty of faith of the
people. f
He would not advocate the abolition of J
National banks, but he wonld not consent a:
to the indelinite postponement of the pay- a
ment of the public debt in order to keep u
up their privileges; but he would advocate b
the abolition of the'iuononoly that enables c
the National banks to draw interest on C
fund* deposited with the Government to
secure their circulation, while holders of
gold and silver are not permitted to bank
upon it at all. He would remove all tax p
on National bank circulation in order to
remove a tax upon the people. The now- ?
er of the banks was dangerous. He would *
not increase it by removing the currency, "
which may keeptheui in check. He would *
vote against any measure that would dis- r
turb the industries of thecountry. There
was danger we might distroy the business
contidence under which we" were returning
to prosperity.
The resolution was referred to the Com- ti
mittee on Finance.
\tf !?!??- ?.. t ??.- r.
..... ?u..iioivii, 11vim me wuiuniuico on y
Agriculture, reported favorably on the
joint resolution introduced at the last sea- g
sion by Senator Davis, (\V. VaM) instructing
the Committee on Agriculture of the
two houses to consider the subject of aeri- a
culture ami report what can or ought to
bo done by tnc general Government to a
better advance, encourage, and foster the
agricultural interests. Laid on the table, n
Mr. Thurmau presented a memorial from
the citizens of Ohio, largely interested in
stock raising, asking the appointment of a a
committee to investigate the subject of
contagious diseases of domestic animals,
and to adopt and enforce, under the sanetion
of the Secretary of the Treasury, rules ^
for tlie prevention of treatment of such P
diseases. Referred.
Mr. Pendleton, from the Committee on 1
Census, reported a bill to amend the act ei
to provide for taking the tenth and subse- h
quent census. It provides for free transmission
through the mails of correspondence
between census officers and the De- F
partmentof the Interior. It also amends
said act by striking out of the Seventeenth tj
Section, so much as provides for schedule
fonr containing the inquiry relating to
the ownershin nf nnhllr* rn.:?- n
eil States. It also amends .Section Seven- ci
teen, so as to allow the report obtained
from railroad corporations, express, tele- .
graph and insurance companies to be "
made for the fiscal year of the incorporat- 3
ed company having its termination nearest
to the tirat of June, 1S80. It amends Sec- Jj
tion Nineteen, so as to require enumerat- C
ors to commence June 1st, 18S0, and to re- ri
quire the enumeration in cities having P
over 10,000 inhabitants to be taken within
two weeks from that date. Ordered print- ?]
ed and laid on the table.
The Senate then held a short executive
session, and when the doors were re-open- J
ed, passed, among others, a bill to author- ?
ize the free eutry of competitive prizes "
won by American citizens in foreign h
Adjourned. r
holme. r
Washington, D. C., December 17.?Mr. j
Halloa introduced a bill restoring legal e
tender currency to constitutional requirements.
Referred. H
The text of the bill is as follows: Be it f
enacted, that section 3588 of the revised
statues, making U. S. notes legal
tender on the payment of all debts, public
or ^private, except for duties on exports J
and interest on public debt, is hereby repealed,
and that hereafter gold and silver .
coin only shall be tendered in the pay- '
ment of debts; also repealing the stamp '
1v?.? uh inun buov.kO. xvciCriCU. \
Mr. McCord, from the Committee on <
Manufactures, reported a joint resolution
proposing a constitutional amendment
giving Congress the power to grant, protect
and regulate the exclusive right to .
adopt and use trade marks.
The yeas and nays were called on order- :
ihp the main question, there being a
strong opposition to the resolution on the
Domocratic side. The yeas prevailed, and
i a discussion of the resolution followed.
The resolution was at length referred to
the Committee on Judiciary, with leave to
report any time. 1
The consular and deplomatlc appropriation
hill was reported. Ordered printed
and recommitted,
The House then went into a Committee
on the Military Academy appropriation
t bill.
Mr. Jones, from the Committee on Post,
office# and Post-Roads, reported a hill exi
eiLDtiog postal employes from serving on
t juries. Passed.
Mr. Knott, Chairman of the Judiciary
) Committee, reported a bill authoring the
1 holding of terms of the United States Dia
i irtci uourt ior uie Uistrict of West Vireij
nia at Martinsbarg. fused,
s Mr. Knott also reported back coocarrent
I resolution for the appointment of a joint
8 committee of three Senators and live Rept
resolutives, to investigate (he present
system of salaries, (<*? mil emolument!
allowed to olllcrrtof the several United
State* Courts to ascertain whether tor
abuses exist therein, and granting such
committee power to report at an; time.
Agreed to.
Mr. Hard, from the same committee, reported
a bill providing for the Circuit and
District Court* ol the United Staten at
Columbus, O., and transferring certain
counties from the northern u> the southern
district Plated.
Mr. Conger offered a resolution which
was adopted, asking tor information respecting
the operation ol the life aavlng
service on the great lakes.
After considerable debate the committee
rose and reported the bill to the House
without amendment and it passed.
ruiuuittrt wmws.
London, December 17.?Daoad Shah,
formerly Commander-in-Chief of the AfKhan
arm)*, has been professing to cooperate
with the British since the occnpa
tion of Cabal, and his arrest would seem
to indicate recent treachery ot the discovery
of proofs of his perfidy in the affair of
the slaughter of the British Embassy iu
Cabul, on which occasion he was sent by
the Ameer to ouell the revolt, and publicly
received the thank.H of the British
officers for his pretended efforts to assist
The troops now on the way from Jellal
labud and Gairdamut number two regiments
o( cavalry and Bevcn regiments of
infantry. Such a force as this, once free
from the deliles, should be able to give a
good account of itself and make its way
forward. However, a large force of Maliomedans
may dctach from Cabul to
irrest its advance.
a* irish tex a xt'* mextexi'k.
Limerick, December 17.?The convicted
enant who struck down Lord Fermoy in
he Limerick county club house Saturday
ast, has been sentenced to tive yean)enal
servitude. The sentence created
i great sensation in the court.
i'orciu.1 .wlett.
The Vicery of India telegraphed, ve*erday,
that'communications with Gen.
Roberts are interrupted.
The decision of the Attorney General, ol
?nulaml. tr? ?...?? ..f ?.- Ts?-t
>orne claimant was influenced by the
itation of tho decision in the case ot Wm.
1. Tweed, on the question of cumulative
r concurrent sentences.
ChrUllim Fronrti'ft Will.
Nkw York, December 17.?Christian F,
'ranch, a shipping merchant who recently .
ied, leares two hundred and fifty thou- |
and danish crowns to hU brother Emil,
nd one hundred and twenty-live thousand
5 hiti stater Caroline. He also directs his
ody to be taken to Milan, Italy, to be
remated, and hisfs'iea to be buried at 1
.YnlJoiial llnnk Kmrrvr.
Washington, December 1 ".-?The House i
tanking and Currency Committee has de- |
ided to substitute Price's bill for Judge
luckner's bill, requiring one-half of the
ational bank reserve to be kept in coin,
he bill is to be reported after the holiday
telegraph' briefs.
The Ameriqnearrived in New York yes- ^
Robt. L Egerter suicided at Louisvil'e
Judge .Samuel K. Perkins, of Indiaraplis,
died lait night.
Chicago porkpackcrs and their banc's
re still at loggerheads.
Smith ^ Wilson's planing mill burned
t Cincinnati laet night.
me Vine Marie Bank, of Montreal, ,
jakes a bad show ins. Liabilities $1,494,08;
assets, $1,022,72).
The Reuben Springer, anew Cincinnati
ud New Orleans nacket, is illuminated
'itli the electric ligiiU
Representatives of Western railroads in
invention at Chicago are discussing the
ooling of passenger rates. 1
Josephine Taylor, daughter of President
aylor, of the Mormon 5ect, attempted to
scape from Utah and her fathers harem,
ut was captured and taken back.
Told In Eight Brief t'linplerfl.
r?m the lk?tou Advertiser. ?
Here is a short story of Mississippi jus- I
ce: I
Ciiaptbe I.?James A. Barksdale was
aminated as Chancery Clerk oi Yazoo
ounty. g
Chap. II.?Henry M. Dixon announced
iraaelf as an independent candidate tor
heriff of Yazoo county.
Chap. III.?A delegation of the most
Bspected citizens of Yazoo waited upon
lapt. Dixon and strongly advised him to
atire from his candidacy. Dixon comlied
with their polite request, but?
Chap. IV.?He afterward reconsiderod
is determination, and again took the
ield, whereupon? '
Chap. V.?James A. Barksdale went nut
t uoon to meet Dixon, with a shotgun in
lis hand, tired upon him at short rang?, 1
inarmed, in the open street, and killed 1
Chap. VI.?Barksdale was formally arested,
but released on bail, on his own j
ecoguirance. '
Chap. VII.?The election was held, and
atues A. Barksdale w.is triumphantly el- 1
cted Chancery-Cleric bv a grateful people.
Chap VIII.?The Grand Juryinvesti;ated
the shooting affair thoroughly, and
ound no indictment against Barksdale.
River Hew*.
|Hy Telefrmpb,
l'rrouuHOH, Decetpbor 17.?River 0 feet
i inchcs and falling. Weather fair and
Cincinnati, December 17.?River 19 feet
' inches. Weather cloudy and cold.
Vrrived?J. W. (ioff, Memphis. Departed?
Hudson and Chancellor, Pittsburgh;
Hut Shinkle, Memphis; Reuben R. ,
Springer (tlrflt trip), New Orleans.
HOWKS?MCLRIXE.?on W?1?c?Ut, lUcetuWr
7, IhTU, it & p. M., hi tlta re*lil<>nc? ut the bride's
uoth.r, ott South Pmm 8tr??t, Inland, br IUt. 0. P.
kliMleu, Dr. Jolts H. Hows*. of Boanoke, Ind cub,
luJ MtuAoi B. Mulki.ik, u( Wh.Hllns.
Job Night Only?Saturday, December 201b.
S?PJ>or*e<l by
And > Supffh Cuupaor, In a pu, entitled
yorick's love :
?fe}* ,Wl *" ?!? ? . *> No
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City Book Store,
lOF i879-'S0.
ZmSnVii* ?" p*llu l". "" WU| uur rcputiilon for pre.
woIIok tlir Ur^nt an<l iu<xl ?|p|pinl lloc of Holiday
?o?la that can Ite tu<l in tb?> K&xuiru market*.
Cfc.lj.ilK, .11 th. SUrJjr.1 Mil Hrw H.WIe.Ug,.
that arc durable, iucIi aa
The English Chattarbox,
The A tun leau Chati-rb.iT.
Hound Volume* ?f "W'il? Awakt,"
Bound Volume* of "dalnt Nicholas "
Bound Volumt* of "Our Young Folka."
BoiOd Volume* of 'Kivemdf Magiulue,"
The Bodley Book*,
1 h? fnru jhuV,
Little Folka,
Held File lull and Forest Fo?a (naw),
( olden Wings and SUrer fcalea (new),*
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l'i-n/'s Picture Boolu,
rhatterbox Quartette io?w),
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Boy*' and Otrla' Treaiury,
Once Up<n a Time.
Theae are o iy a part of
Dur Large Flat Books,
ike Ctntterbox, an.I buying them in lotao.'
Ait mi<[ fifty ?Mh,
):x P*p>r and Llneu, from a ?|*nny to fifty ctfits,
in larjjr Tarlfly.,
toh'nvm Crtiioo, Pilgrim'* F?ogre?, Hon Quhiotf,
Qullivr'a TrtTflf, Ac , Ac., An , to all total
fifty-two voliitut-*, uniformly hound Is
liaudMiiite uloth ami inlntM in
large typ? ou good papvr,
Couiprlf" such works ai
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his of Poetij and Travels,
a eta^ut Morocco and Ires Calf Bindings m well
a smaller editions in bi nd?<mu Cloth (Lit rorer>.
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>1ipUy# all thn Novelties In Russia Leather, Shark
i.ml .Snake .-kin Jewel Casea, Glove and lltotU
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ol novelties In Olive Wood, 811k,
Velvet, Japan***, Pearl,Celluloid.
Fine Stationery
The beauty and ele^nre ot the Boxee ol Paper and
Envelope* makes the contents a small part o( the coat
?r attraction.
Writing Deaks In Ru?U Leather, Papier Mache
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The New Calendar Ink Stand'.
Diaries for I88O,
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attraction* a? they occur to us, and mart neceaaarilr
leave unuienUoned many arttclta that are equally
nandaoue and desirable.
Our 'City Book Store Almanac,'
By Ur the moat rlegant mr gotten out la the city,
will be re idy in a day or two for presentation to oar
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