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VOLUME XXXLV.
Tl.l PLATE, METALS, Ac.
The Chicago StauipingCo.
10, 12 & 14 Lake-st,,
IMPORTERS OP
Tffl PLATE 5 METALS,
MAJ3TTFACTUBERS OP
Stamped and Japanned Tinware,
Grocers’ Caddies and Druggists’ Dorn.
Galvanizing and Tinning a Specialty.
nUIOELLArTEO CS.
GRAIN AND ICE.
Good ftpplUacef not expensive (e ran.for (hecribbing
■mi ihipt’itiß of corn, together with the time amt auili*
ty neceavarjr of • practical boaineaa man, engaged in
other buslneta, can be uictt to good advantage by lume
conimlMlon lidiuo. fan fumlih Ice by car-load. Ad*
drcaaU 0, Tribune office.
-A-T A.
. The Dearborn Forntlaro Factorr at Lawrenceburg.
Ind., it for isle, with complete tnaetilnerv, Are acre*
ot ground. lulmanUal bulldlnga. Title dear. Addreei
loMnformailoa, P. L. MATfIKW.
t.awrtn' Cluifg. Ind.
OPTICIANS.
MANAfISB, OPTICIAN. Tribune flaildlnff.
Fine spectacles >uiir<i to uii iikliu on icientlfle prin
ciple!. opera and Field Uhuie*. Telescopes. Micro
scopes. barometers. &c.
NTOCRIBOLRERV nilKTlNfi.
Stockholders’ Meeting.
Cinoano, Dee. to. IB7H.
The annual mcetlotr of (hn Stockholder* of “The
rommerclnl National Hank nf Chicago," fur the elec
tion at Directors. will bo held at it* Hanking llonsn
'ITKSiMV, Jan. 14, 187 U, between the hours of unnd
a o'clock y.ro. GKOItOK L. OTIS. Cashier.
PItOVOAAM.
Proposals for Army Transportation
Orncs Chief Q, M., DEPAnraKirr or Dakota, }
Hr. Fact, Minn., Dec. SR, 1878. f
SEALED PROPOSALS, In triplicate, subject to
the usual conditions and requirements, will be re
ceived at this ofllco until 12 o'clock noon nn Ibo
10th day of February, INTO, at which time and
place they will ho opened in the presence ofbd
ders, for the transportation of military supplies,
etc.. on tho following routes in the Department of
Dakota*, during tho year commencing April 1,
1870. end ending March .11. 1880:
1. WAGON TRANSPORTATION from and to
stations In tho State of Minnesota ana Territory of
Dakota, subject to the conditions contained in form
of contract for that service, adopted Dec. 17, 1878.
2. -ROUTE IN MONTANA,-Wagon Transporta
tion from and to stations In tho Territory of Mon
tana. etc..ln accordance with conditions contained
In form of contract for that service, adopted Dec.
17. 1878.
S.-ON MISSOURI AND YELLOWSTONE TUV
KRS. between Yankton. D. T., and Fort Renton,
M. ’l'., and posts or stations on the Missouri River,
octwecn said places, from tho 20th of March to tho
Sltt of October, 187 U: and from Yonkton and Urn
inarcL, D. T.. through to Fort Keoun and Rig
Horn Depot, M.T., and between Fort Keogh and
DU'Dorn Depot on the Yellowstone River, from
ond between May 1 and Ang. 111. 187 U. subject to
the conditions cunUlncd In form of contract for
that service, adopted Dec. 17. 1878.
Proposals fur tills route should specify a rate per
mile tot each odlcer, enlisted man, or employe nnd
animal, and for 100 pounds pet 100 mile* for mili
tary stores and snpplles for toe wbola-route... No
rates varying with the distance will be entorUlned.
3. FERRIAGE between Fort Abraham Lincoln,
D. T.. and Bismarck, D. T.: and between said
Fori end Ferry Landing opposite thereto, subject
to tho conditions contained In form of contract
for that service, adopted Dec, 17, 1878.
Each uroposaLniust bo in triplicate, separate for
each route, ana accompanied hy a bond In ihe sum
of ten thousand dollars (SIO,UUOi, executed in
J**tral form by two or mure responsible persons,cer
tlOed as fully responsible by a Judge or Clerk of a
United States District Court, guaranteeing that in
case (hr contract Is awarded to (be person propos
ing. within sixty days. It will tie accepted and en
tered Into, and good and snilleient security fur
nlebed immedlalelr by him In tho rum of tblrtv
thousand dollars i8 ; W,0UO), for the faithful fulßU
uiont of Ibo contract, except for the ferriage, In
wtiU U case a bond lor $3, 000 must accompany the
bid.
The Government reserved the right lo reject any
or all bids tbai may be altered.
Moreover, no bid will bo entertained unless the
bidder Is present In person or by duly authorized
agrut or attorney, at the opening of tho bids, and
U (lion and there prepared to show that be 1* fully
able (u carry out the contract in all respects, if
awarded to him. In the case of river transporta*
tlon bidders must submit a list of boats, giving
name, tonnage, ago. etc., with which they expect
to perform pie service.
blanks lor proposals and forms of contract and
table of distances; also a statement of shlpmcnta
made on the Missouri and Yellowstono Ulvors dur*
Ing the season of IH7H, which will be taken as the
basis in determining tho lowest hid received under
this advertisement, may be had by application to
this oftlce, or to the ofllce of tho Quartermaster's
Department at Chicago, 111,; 8u Louis, Mo.; jr'ort
Leavenworth. Has.; Omaha. Ken.; jlisniarck, D.
T.: Ymuton. D. T., or Helena. iL T.
Proposal* must bo Indented • * Proposal! for
Transportation on ‘Koutc In Minnesota and Dako*
la,’ 'Missouri and Vcllnwstono Hlvera,* " etc., as
tbe cuo may be, anil addressed to the undersigned,
Cl«A». 11. TOMPKINS,*
Deputy <Juart«naasU*f*Ucneral. u. S. Army,
Chief Quartermaster.
l*roi>osals for Whito Cedar Tele
graph I’olgh*
Tbo Western Union Telegraph Company tnvltea pro*
JD*al> until 13 o’clock noon on the mvoiul Monday in
anuary. i«.o, fur furnishing ii.ujo WliUo Cedar tele*
granti pules of the sUcs given below, delivered over
rail of TcuelatClereland, 0.. tbo Poles lobe reason**
blrsiratglit,barked, butt cuts, sound live timber. Knots
irimmtd smooth. and cut uot laier ihsu tbe 13th day
of March proa.: •
a, iii poles jo feet long, Inches and over at the lop
end.
poles 30 feet long, 0 Inches and over at the top
*-• poles 03 feet long, 0 Inches and over at the lop end.
so poles so feet lung. 7 laches and over at the top end.
73 pules 43 feet tune. 7 Incuea and over st the tup end.
is poles .'iOfeel lung, 7 Inches and over at the tupenu.
The delivery to commence nut later than twenty days
tiler opening of narlgsilou through the Mrails of Mack*
Inav, and tho whole number to bo delivered not later
Ilian thu I3lb day of July.
All poles tu bo subject to Inspection by on officer of
tbe Company.
Farcies ma> bid for any portion of these poles, pills
to bo paid between thu 13th and Will of the month fol
lowing the deliveries.
The right Is reserved Ui reject any and all bids, or to
accept any one which may seem fur tbe best Interests
of the Company.
Thu party whose tender Is accepted may,at tbe option
of the Company, bo required* to giro Iwod with two
■arctics fur thu proper fuldDmcnt of tbo contract.
Proposals should bo sealed, and addressed to the un*
dersigaed. Indorsed •’ Proposals for Telegraph Foies."
WM. UITSTKIt,
.. _ Buperlnteudcnt bupplus.
Maw Toac, Dm. at, 1879.
.Proposals for White Cedar Tele*
graph Poles.
Thu Western Union Telegraph Company Inrtte* cro
*iotil rtl o'clock noon on second Mundey lu Jana
err, lu7d, for furuuhlug a. luu wnlto coder telegraph
pok* of The aUo* gi»eu below, delivered and piled on
the dock of Toledo, o. The l>otee lo bo reasonably
airalgnt, harked, butt cute, sound live timber, knoia
trimmed smooth, end cut not Uter than tbo lith day
of March. pro*.;
em? U *' wlc4ll6 U l ° n *' btches and over at the lop
i. JUJpolci 30 feel long, a tochee aodorer at the top
end.
so poles 3-7 feet long. 6 Inches and over at the top end.
au) poles 40 feet lung, 7 Inches and over at the too
foil.
Tne delivery to commence notUter than twenty days
after opening of navigation on the lakes, and Uto whom
niiinUr to be delivered not later than July |. ibtu.
All pole* to be subject to Inspection by an officer of the
Cuumuny.
, Farcies may bid for any portion of these poles. Bills
to i>« paid between the IMb andk&lb of the month fol*
lowing (bo deliveries.
The right Is reserved to reject any and all bids, or to
except any one which may sceut (or the beat Interests of
the Company.
The party whose tender la accented may. at theoptlon
of the Company, be required lu give bund, with two
sureties, fur tbu proper fulUlimcnt of (bo contract.
Frupotsls should bo sealed, end addressed to the un
dersigned, Indorsed “I‘ropoaal* fur Telegraph Foies,"
WM. UUhTKU, bupu buppUca.
hew York, Dec. 34. lo7a.
lUTIIS.
1 if Tiu>*TUkneiif HtTU lull
** n ' Call. Ae.lse a»4 aeshfr-. U«sn, •a.iuu» r. a.
BJffi ffißan B C My TL'UKIaII. Knulau,Klcctro-
E% ■ ■H w Tlitrinsl. aulphur, end Medical-
II I UVIU&. tor ladltt aud
fJi fl ffiTl.cmtcujc’u, have no cuual in thu
n fl i ‘-
®tj t Quilg tKfifttww. §
" ■ - ' ——'— ■ ■- 1 1 ■ —’— - ■ ■ ■■ ■ ■ ■
INSURANCE.
FOB
imm
oust
Dwellings,
Household Furnitare,
Buildings,
Merchandise,
Grain, and
Provisions,
CALL OUST
10RE&J11S,
119 & 121 LaSalle-St.
Capital Represented
OVER
$20,000,000.
WE RF.PRKBKNT THE
Hartford Fire-Insurance Co.,
IIAIITFUHU, CONN.
Assets over.
Qerman-Amerioan Insnranoe oe.,
NEW VOIIK.
Amu over $3,300,000.
Hational Fire-Insurance Co.,
HARTFORD, CONN.
Amts over. $ 1.000,000.
St. Fanl Fire and Marine Ins. Co,,
AT. PAUL, MINN.
Amu over. SOOO,OOO.
Irving Insurance Go.,
NKW TOHK.
AskU over $300,000.
Hamburg-Magdeburg Ins. Go.,
HAMBURG. ÜBUMANV.
AmU over $700,000.
North British & Mercantile Ins. Go.,
LONDON AND EDINBURGH.
Asset* over ...... fl3.ou\noo.
AUTISTIC TAILORING-
20 PER CENT
DISCOUNT
On all Garments Ordered of ns to January, 187».
Standard the Highest.
EDWARD ELY & CO., Tailors,
163 ml 165 Wahash-aT., corner Mocm-sl.
FIRM OIOANOES.
DISSOLUTION.
The copartnership heretofore existing under the
firm name of Keith Prathers la this day dlMOlrcd by
limitation. KKITU BROTHERS.
Chicago, Deo. 01, 1078.
The undersigned will continue the manufacture of
Hats, Capa, Furs, and Gent*' Furnlihlog Goods as
heretofore at 34U, aid. s£o, and Madison-*!., tad
at whoso office all business of the old firm will bo set
tled. KEITH BROTHERS.
Chicago. Jan. I, 1870.
The undersigned win contlnne the Importing and
Jobbing ot Mllnnery and Notions as successors to
Ketih brothers lu those departments, at WshsMi-ar.
and Monrue-»t. O, It KEITH St CO.
coPimTNEßsnip.
The copartnenhlp under tbo firm name of O. W.
Weber A Co., expiring thl* day by limitation, baa been
renewed for three year* from Jan. 1. 1870. until Jana*
ary. 1683.
' OEOUOR W. WRIIKII,
UUST/iVH niIKeUKU,
timer at Partner!!
TiIKODOItK 1). U’P.UKR.
b pedal Partner,
Cuioaqo. Jin. 1. 1870.
UIRSOIiUTION.
The partnership heretofore existing between the ua*
dertlgned, under the firm nemo of HiLlth * Merrill.
liu this asy boon dissolved by tuututl consent. Nathan
Smith will continue tbo produce business at the old
■tend, 03 Market'll.i and HlUe the accounts of tbo
late Arm.
Dec. 31. 187«-
£OUOATIONAL,
MORGAN PARK
MTLITAEY ACADEMY.
CAFT. Kl» K. KITIK TAIXOTT. I Associate
lIKNIIV T. WimillT. A. M. t {Frlucipalf.
Parent! desiring to place Hair sons In a school whi-ro
thorough education Is combined with Drui discipllno
and the comforts and privileges of a CbrUtlun home
•re cordially luvlted to examine our school before lend
ing elsewhere. heat term begins Jan. it, i«7o. uun
of the Principals will lie at the city office, lloom 13
Meihodlsr Church Mock. Chicago, every day daring
vacation from 3 to sp. m. Call or aend for catalogue
at city office or at Morgan Fork, Cook Co.. HI.
PENNSYLVANIA MILITARY ACADEMY,
Chester, Fa.
Session opens Jan. h. Thorough Instruction In Civil
Kiiglnmmg, the Clo-uks. und Kngllsli. For Circulars
apply to COL. TIIKO. HYATT, President.
'•WtoloaM! stator, Horton, Miss.
During the postseason lha facilities for leeching end
fur tin-M-rviiig the uvgJth of the pupil* el thl* long-es
teullihed imiatullon here been gruaily Increased by the
eudliloaof e new library, a gymnasium, s identical
laboratory. a studio, end urge, well-vcntllatcd recita
tion rooms. The wmtcr term begins Jan. 7. art?.’.
KI.I.HN M. IIAmKKLI.. i^rlaulpel.
notici:.
UOTIOB.
TiiaasvsT DirauTMaxT. )
Orrtca or TOa Coiirruotxgß or ni* ceeeaaoT, >
Waaiuxuron. lb t., Deo. Ji. W7H. )
Notice U hereby given to all j*rsous who way have
clalnia against the German Nation*) Bank of nih-aao
that the aetue nm»t be pryaeated to James M. Flower.
Deceiver. at Chicago, IHlmd*. wlih lUc logai pruof
thereof, within three months from thla Uatej or they
wUI be disallowed. J.su. JAV UNlii,
Comptroller of the Currency.
TAX NOTICE. •
The Bute, County, City, and South Bark
TAXES FOE THE YEAE 1878
Are now due and payable at my °® ce ,J g_
Collector for the Town of boutli Chicago^
TO lI£IVT.
TO RENT.
STORE AND BASEMENT
No. 254 East Madlson-st
(Possession Jon. 1), opposite Field, Loiter
A Oo.'e Wholesale Store.
Inquire at BIDVBBMAN'B BANK-
WANTED.
WANTEDTO LEASE.
An Ice-Ilouso In theclly. Capacity for not less than
SuUCotiU. Apply Inpetwo. J. W. kKPbr.lt.
X3J bgulb Via.vt -1,
FOREIGN.
Cold Fiated to tho Firm Figure of
420 at Constantinople Last
Week.
Great Floods In England and
Scotland, Doing Hindi
Damage.
The Eolations Between Labor and
Capital Stilt Vniatiirao
tory to All.
Noticeably Simultaneous Official Denial
of Distress In English
Districts.
Two Hundred of tho Eecont Bioters in
Buuia Knoutcd in a Pub
lic Place, ■
TUUICKY.
NOTE pon PIATMTS.
ConsTANTiNOVLB, Jan. I.—A further enor*
mous depredation of Turkish paper money has
occurred. As a consequence, numbers of bak
ers’ shops have been closed.
oor.o 420.
London, Jan. I.—A special from VlcnnaMjsj
“Ilfports relative to arbitrary plans for the con
version of the paper-money raised the price of
gold at Constantinople last week to 420, but the
Government purchases of paper and police In
terference has reduced this to 170.“
Constantinople, Jan. l.—Unltcd States
Consul-General Heap has obtained £3OO lor
Homer’s expenses. Romer will Icavo fur
America to-morrow.
GREAT BRITAIN.
FI.OOPB.
London, Jan. I.— I Tho recent sudden thaw
caused numerous floods In England ond Scot
land. At Nottingham the flood was the greatest
for fourteen years. The country around Dar
lington and Wrexham was flooded for miles.
Much damage Is reported at Barwlck and Aber
deen.
among the poorer ponulacc seems about sta
tionary at the great loauatrlal centres. Tho
Lord Major of i<ondon writes that he considers
It uuadvlsablo to start a central fund for Lon
don, as bo gathers that the distress Is not at
present so exceptionally heavy as to overpower
the local rebel associations. The Mayors of
Manchester, I’reston, Sheffield, and Blackburn,
replying to official Inquiries, state that tho local
resources arc sufficient to meet the distress.
This report, however, has provoked Indignation
tu thu case of lllackburn, where 14,0(0 persons
ore unemployed.
London, Jan. I.—The Timtt, in discussion of
the revenue returns, concludes that, If no
farther foreign disturbance* ensue, Lord
Nortbcote may on tho whole be but little worse
oil thau he anticipated.
London, Jan. I.—lt Is expected that the
Journeymen builders of Sheffield will submit to
tho reduction of the rates of wages of wblcb
notice was given by the master-builders on tho
24th ot December, and & strike be avoided.
London, Jan. 3.— The Oldham cotton strike
has terminated. At a conference between the
employers’ and operatives’ Committees yester
day, tho latter unconditionally accepted the pro
posed reduction. It Is expected that work will
be fully resumed Monday.
TUU DUKR OP CONNAUGHT.
Duui.in, Jan. I.— A correspondent buys a ru
mor has hccu revived that tho Duke of Uou
naught will become Viceroy of Ireland, and
mcoUwltb rather more credence thou formerly.
TUU OLDHAM MASTBHX.
London, Jati. I.—Tho Oldham masters, at
yesterday’s meeting, refused to pledge them
selves to restore tbo old bands to thetr former
places, or exempt carders from a reduction.
Toe loss in wages by tho strike amounts to £OO,-
000, besides the expenditure ot Union funds,
and a loss to capital by tho stoppage uf 4,000,000
spindles. Tbo' Sun .Mill, which Is tbo largest
limited compauy in Oldham, announces a loss of
£3,200 during tho lust threo months. This la
tbo greatest loss over sustained by any com
pany alnco the cotton famine.
FIUNCBS9 MAIIT OF LICHTENSTEIN.
London, Jau. l.—The Princess Mary of
Lichtenstein, formerly MU* Fox, adopted
daughter of Lord Holland, and authoress of
several works, died recently tu Btyria.
KATIIAK SMITH.
A. TV. MKUItH.I..
London, Jan. I.— Over 1.000 dock laborers
bnvo struck work at Dull, contrary to expects*
tlon. Nearly all tbo masons at Hheflleld have
struck against tbo reduction which they were
notified on Dec. 34 would take effect to-day.
London, Jau. I.—The Mayors of Bolton ami
Oldham have Informed Home-ticcretary Cross
that the local resources are able to cope with
the distress at those localities.
AFGHANISTAN.
London, Jau. l.—The Viceroy of India tele*
graphs that Gen, Btowart reports tho completion
of a good road, suitable fur heavy artillery, over
Ghoraziu Bass. Advances were commenced by
both the Glturszin and Khojsek Pastes to-day,
with the intention of uoiiceutratlug at Tnkht-1*
Pul, for a ilual aavaacu ou Candabar. Most roll*
able reports statu that onlv throe or four weak
Afghan regiments and a few hundred Irrcgu*
tun, destitute of artillery, are at Camuhar.
There Is no uews from Cabul or from Yokoob
Khan.
London, Jan, I.—A correspondent with tbs
QuotUb column iiya: ** The artillery bag
pasted Kbojab Pass. The oulk of Gen. Did*
dulpb'a division la nothin the plain of Cauda*
bar.’* v
A corrcapondcnt at Jelalabad atatea that four
rcstmenta descried Yakoob Khau because of u
dispute about pay.
Moscow, Jan. I.—A croud National Exblbl
tlou will bo held here lu 1860, vblcb will pruba*
bly be accompanied by great festivities, aa it
will be the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Em*
peror’a accession to the tbruue.
St. PoratiaDDUU, Jan. I.—Tbo revolt of tbo
Tar taro *t Kazan boa been suppressed.
wuiffbo or juimca.
Two hundred rioters have Peon publicly
flogged.
London, Jam I.—A correspondent at Berlin
otye: *• A majority of, tbo Federal Council ore
friendly to tbo genera) principle of fiiamarck’o
financial ocbetno. It la tbo tight Bismarck will
aecure tbo aupport of the hind mombera of the
Reichstag by protecumr native com and cattle.
Although tbo Liberal* will determinedly oppose
tbe measure, they are probably aware that their
proteat will be little more than lonnaL"
FOUTICA
London, Jan. L—A dbpatch from Pada aaya
that tbuugb tbe ensuing electlooe do not en*
danger tbe Cabinet, tbe Mloistere bare perceived
that they ought to ask a kind of reinstatement
THURSDAY. JANUARY ‘i. 1879.
RUMBIt.
TUB DISTRESS
TUB REVENUE.
NO STRIKE.
BTIUKB.
NO BXTUA DJBTBBB3.
TUB NEWS.
RUSSIA,
mi NATIONAL FAIR.
TUB TAIITAHS.
GERMANY.
TUB rtMANOXA
FRANCE.
for the new majority to the Senate, and bare
agreed upon a programme which will bo submit
ted at the opening session, and which will Insist
that no reform shall be odopted without full
discussion.
STATE AFFAIRS.
jiinnoAN.
Bvfdal Dltoateh to The TVUwiw,
Lansmo, Mich., Jan. L—'To-day was a gala
day In this city. Thousands of visitors were
here to witness the dedication of tbe new Capi
tol and the organization of thk Legislature.
The following programme, commencing at 0:30
a. m., was carried out: Music; prayer by
Dlsbop George D. Gillespie; tie assemblage
called to order by Charles M.. Croswell, Gov
ernor: tbe oath of oflico admlplsterdd to the
Governor nod Lleutcnaot-GorSroor by the
Chief Justice of the Supreme Cotit; address hy
ex-Gov. Alpheus Fekh; address byexOor,
William L. Greenly; address by dx-Gov. Austin
Ulair; address by et-Gor. lUnry P. Bald
win; address by ez-Gov* John J.
Bogley; reading ot the report lot tbe Stale
Building Commissioners and presentation of
the Capitol, by the Hon. E. O. Urosrenor, Vice-
President of tbe board; acceptance of the Cap
itol by Guv. Charles M. Crosswell; benediction
by the Hcv. T. P. Pntddcn. I
At high noon Hie stars and stripes, hoisted by
Col. McCrary over (tie t>ulMlncr«[indicated the
organization of tlic State Legislature. The fol
lowing programme was observed: Called to
enter by the Clerk of the last l House at 13
o'clock; voluntary by an invited choir (a gloria
by Mozart); reading of the Scriptures: original
odo by the Rev. George DtiHleld;' air, “Watch
on the Uhlno ”; prayer by the Ho I .’. George Duf
fleld; music, “My country,'ils of thee”; or
ganization; music. “Angel of feint!.”' Repre
sentative Rich, of Lapore, was elected Speaker
of the House, Daniel 1.. Crosamau Clerk, and
K. S. Hoskins Clerk of the Senate.
This evening the Canliul was ll.’iirnlnutcd, oud
a reception Is being given by Gov. Crosswell In
bis rooms.
To the Ifritcm AitoriaU d Ihfti.
Detroit, Midi., Jan. I.—The new State Capi
ta) at Lansing was dedicated toHlay, and Repre
sentative Hall and the corridors' were crowded
with people train nil parts of the Slate to wit
ness the ceremonies. At 11) a. m. Gov. Cros
well, ex-Qovs. Fetch, Greenly, Bhdr, Baldwin,
nnd Battler, the Supreme Court Judircs, and the
State officers were escorted from the Lansing
House to the Capitol by two companies of State
troops, heudi d by the Lancing Knights Tern
pi nr Band. On arriving at tho'Capltol Gor.
Croswell took the chair, supported by Lieut-
Gor. Sessions nnd Bishop Gillespie, of Grand
Rapids. The exercises began with music by the
Knights Templar Band, which was followed by
a prarcr by Bishop Gillespie. Judge Campbell
then administered thoonn of office toGov.Cros
wcll and Lteul.-Uov. Sessions. Addresses fol
lowed by the ox-Qoremors present. Too Hon.
E, O. Grosvenor read tho; report of the
Building Commlsstoners, who then pre
sented the building to the people
through OoV. Croswcll. who briefly spoke
In acceptance, nnd complimented the Commis
sioners. The Rev. T. I*. I’rudden. of Lansing,
then pronounced a benediction, the band played
another stirring air, and the exercises at the day
Were closed.
Both Houses of the Legislature convened at
noon, and proceeded to the organization ana
election of uOleors, after which both adjourned
till to-morrow morning, when Gov; Croswell's
message will be ready.
Ibis evening the Capitol will bo Illuminated,
and a reception given bv the Governor In Ids
rooms Irom 8 to 10. The new Capitol, which
was commenced about six jetrs ago, Is built of
■rone and Iron, and Is as near flre-proof bs such
a building cun be made. It U #ls feet loug, 101
wide, and'2os In height. Us cos*. Inclndlug the
llnlsldng of grounds and fumbling,, boa been
$1,005,000. _ % .
MAINE.
Augusta, Me., Jan. I.—Tho Legislature or
ganized by cloctlugJ. Manchester Haines Presi
dent Of tbe Senate, and M. P. Frank Speaker
of the House. The following resolution passed
the Senate:
/tetotred. That tho national honor, public credit,
and private Interest alum demand ■ that specie-re
sumption, now happily achieved, shall be main
tained honestly and unlnterrnoiedly at every haz
ard, and to this end our Senators and Representa
tives tn Congress aro requested to use-their best
endeavors.
Augusta, Me., Jan. I.—Tho Grconbaekers and
Democrats combined to-night In a caucus and
nominated tbe following State officers: Secre
tary of State, E. H. Gove; Attorney-General,
William 11. McClellan: Adlutant-General,
Samuel D. Leavitt. The Republicans nominated
S. J. Chadlmumo Secretary of State, Henry H.
Cleaves AitornevGcuerai, and George L» Beal
Adjutant-General.
OHIO.
Columbus, 0., Jnn. I.—Gor. Bishop to-day
appointed 11. J. Wall Commissioner of Labor
Statistics for two years.
THE PRECIOUS METALS.
Wells, Fargo A Co.’s AonuaMleport of the
I’aat Year’s Product lu Western Amer
ica.
Saw Francisco, Jan, I.—-Wells, Fargo <k Co.’s
annual statement of the precious metals pro
duced In the States and Territories west of the
Missouri River, Including British Columbia, and
the receipts lu Son Frandeca from the west
coast of Mexico during 1878, shows aggregate
products os follows: Gold, 838,1120,231; silver,
838,710,301; leaf, 83,452,000; the total being
less by 817,207,133 than for 1877. California
shows sn increase In gold of $2,008,000, hut a
decrease In silver, etc., of $1,333,000. Nevada
shows a total falling ad of $10,898,811, the yield
from the Comstock being only $21,205,013, as
against $37,011,710 for 1877. Montana shows a
marked Increase, all la allvcr. Utah falls off
over $3,000,000, but nearly $1,000,000 of
it la caused by a reduced valuation
of silver aud lead bullion. Although
Colorado shows 81,080.803 less than lor 1877,
the yield has been really greater, as the reports
for 1877 duplicated tbo product of eertulu local
ities, but the duplication was not discovered
soon enough to bo corrected in the statement
for that year. Tno production, by Status and
Territories, Is as follows: Collfornla, $18,020,-
461; Nevada, $35,181,911); Oregon, $1,213,721;
'Washington, 878,811; Idaho. $1,808,122: Mon
tana, s3.7t>3,did; Utah, $G,0V1,013; Colorado,
$6,382,747; New Mexico, $453,813; Arizona,
$2.287,U83; Dakota. $2,215,801; Mexico (west
coast), $1,094,91)5: British Columbia. $1,283,460.
The bullion from the Comstock Lode contained
45 per cent of gold and So per cent ol silver.
Of the so-called base bulltou from Nevada, 8U
per cent was gold, aud of tbo whole product of
the State 85 per cent was gold. All probabili
ties now Indicate that the yield of gold and all
"er from all sources named for 1879 will not
greatly exceed $70,000,0X1.
MILWAUKEE MARINE NEWS.
ttpeelat Dltpatck to n* JVfftuws.
Mslwsvkub, Jan, I.—• Late yesterday after
noon (he schooners A. 11. Moore, IVoils Hurt,
and Ked, White, and Blue were chartered to
load with wheat for Buffalo from Angus Smith
«k Co.’s Elevator A, at a rate supposed to be
six cents per bushel, Including storage, as that
is tbo figure for which they weru strenuously
held. Allowing one cent and a halt per bushel
for storage, this would establish tu opening
rale lor spring charters of four and
one-half cents. These are the first
engagements of the kind made here thus far
the present winter. AH of the vessels now
holding cargoes are doing so on storage simply.
The ice where the vessels lie moored is fourteen
Inches thick, and will have to bo cut with saws
before a tug cau move tbem. The tug Maxou
bss-beco engaged to shltt tbem,
The propellers Mcnumouei* and Deoero ar
rived hero to-day. The schooner Charlotte
Kaab Is due bore from button's Bay, but has
not yet arrived. Bho hu a cargo of wood. The
Ardent, which met with a serious accident a(
Frankfort yesterdav, wu also chartered to carry
a cargo of wood from button's Bay to this port.
ICE.
Ditpalck la Tho yytSwsa
LaSalle, 111., Jan. I.—Hundreds of men are
employed in harvesting Ice in this vidoitv,
which is now more than a foot thick and remark
ably pure. The harvest will extend to hundreds
of thousands of tons.
OBITUARY,
The New Year Begun with a
Notable Death-Bell.
Decease of Robert W. Mackey, the
Pennsylvania Politician.
Pennsylvanians Acclaim Him as One of
the Greatest of Republicans,
Sudden Demise of Judge Charles
T. Sherman at Cleveland.
The General and tbe decretory His Brothers,
and a Senator His Son-In-Law.
The List Swelled hy the Names of Sev
eral Honored Citizens and
Divines.
KORBUT W. MACKKT.
Kp*e!<il inipatrh to The Triton «.
PiiiLiPci.nnu, Pa., Jan. I.—ld the death of
Robert W, Mackey, which occurred here to-d.iy,
the Cameron dvnasty loses Its very backbone,—-
or, as some would soy, its brains. Col, Alexan
der McClure, Simon Cameron's stoutest oppo
nent, remark* that, of the men who have di
rected the Republican party In Pennsylvania
during tlio last decade, Cameron is the most
Napoleonic in executing a planned campaign,
and Quay is the moat fertile and sagacious.in
but Mackey was great in all the
qualities (n which bis associates excelled, sad
excelled them In the ceaseless olllces which
“keep a party In line,” lu and out of season.
Mackey was only -11 years of age, and has
been for twenty years n snlTcrer from lung dis
ease. He was a Pittsburg boy, and the early
years of hit manhood were passed In a banking
house. Quay, then ps now Cameron's ac
knowledged manager, took him out of tho
Pittsburg City Council and made him tho Re
publican candidate for State Treasurer In 1809,
and, although comparatively unkown, he was
elected. In 1670 he was a candidate for ro
election, bat was defeated by Irwin, the candi
date of the Democrats and boUiug Republicans
under the lead of ci-Bcnstor Anderson, an Oil
Prince. Mackey subsequently made exhaustive
efforts to save Anderson from bankruptcy
wben the revulsion In the oil trade came around,
and assumed large losses of Bute deposits made
for tbe benefit of bis old enemy and later friend.
In 1871, and again In 1873, ilackcv was elected
Btate Treasurer by the Legislature, and, by
reason of a defeat In tho amendment to tbe
Constitution, ho held over In 1873 without hav
ing to run tho gauntlet of the Legislature, lu
1873 he was re-clcctcd by a popular vole of
over 00,000 majority. Aa tbe Constitution made
him ineligible to a succceedlugferm, ho retired
In May, 1870, after having presided over tho
Treasury six years, and done more to mold the
financial policy of the Stale than any other one
who preceded or followed him. He located In
Philadelphia, and accepted the Presidency of the
Continental Railway Company. Mr. Kemble
had developed and {tarclally carried Into effect
bis theory of funding tho loans and transfer*
ring all taxation for real estate (o corporations
and speculative Interests, and Mackey followed
It out to Its consummation. The TVmessays:
No revenae mesrara has been en«e(ed~4ur)n*
the last ten veara that did not emanate from or
that was not finally reviewed by Kemble nnd
Mackey, and toe present financial pulley of
the Ntato Is Tt-ry target/ of their creation.
Mackey was a born financier. He was a walking
machine of fignrework. coupled with great breadth
of comprehension, n most intimate knowledge of
all tho national tnteroita of tho btstc. and the high*
cat measure ut self-reliance and courage to exe
cute Ids plans when matured. It la as a poli
tician. however, that Mackey was nioUluUurnilul.
lie wav the plenipotentiary of the Cameroon, and of
large railroad Interest* as well. At Harrisburg
be always had all tbo votes lie wanted at command,
a* well of the Democratic partv a* of his own.
Kvorv gerrymander was Ids iivndlworK. ami every
candidate required Ida Indorsement tor success.
It wua be who numbered the districts oad or even
to make the doubtful districts with chances m
favor of Ida parly elect for fanr years In the bent
of a I’resl dentlal battle. Mow well bo old it was
not appreciated by tho opposition until after the
election of IH7U, when it was discovered (hat of
the twenty-five Rcnaiors who would hold over to
veto for United Stales Senator In IM7P, twenty.one
were Hopubltcaus and four were Democrats.
Tho '/Vines relates that when Cameron de
spaired of holding his delegation at Cincinnati
In 1878 against Blaine, and was inclined to as
sent to tho unanimoas support of tho Maine
statesman, which would huvu nominated him,
tho man who overruled tbo Cabinet Chairman
wss .Mackey, and he It waa who devised nnd ex
ecuted tho programme br which Hartrnuft was
made to increase his vote until tho defeat of
Blaine was accomplished. Tho second
day after ihu Presidential election of IS»U,
when It was ascertained that the votes of Flor
ida and Louisiana would elect Hayes, the first
determination and practical olfort to control the
result in those States for thu Itepuhliean candi
date wore made in this city bv Senator Came
ron, Recorder Quay, and cx-Treasurcr Muckev.
Cameron waa then Secretary of War and Quay
Secretary of the Commonwealth under Hart
ranlt. Thu result of their conference was the
prompt departure of Quay to New Orleans and
of Mackey to Florida. What Quay accom
plished Is not so well known, but the
man who saved the vote of Florida to
Hayes was Robert W. Mackcv. He not oulydld
the work, but he paid thu money out of his own
pocket—sU.oUb—as he testified before tho Con
gressional Committee. Ministers Noyes ami
Stoughton were oil very well hi their line, but
the way for the return of tbo Ha>cs Electors
was opened by Maekuv, aided bv Mr. Bingham,
then and now a resident of Florida, and former
ly a citizen of Flttsourg. Ho was the Von
Moltku of the Cameron army, and, bud ho fallen
a year ago. there might have been a different
central tlguro la our political panorama of to
day.
APtefol DittxUeh la Jit TWSaaa.
I’lTtsnuiui, l*a., Jan. I.~U. VV. Mackey, (or
several year# past one of the most Influential
politician* of I’cmisylvsnta, and wliusu close re
lations with ex-Hcnntor Simon Cameron gave
him a national reputation, died at 10 o’clock
this morning at hid residence tu FliUadelpbla,
after a long illness. of consumption. Mr.
Msckov wu born in Pittsburg tu l&tf, Begin
ning life at a banker's dork, ho drifted Into pol
itics in 1837, lu which year hu went down to
HsrfAburg lu the interest of lion. Mnrcheiul,
who was a candidate (or United States
Senator, in opposition to Tom Mar
shall, both of this county. Mr. Mackey,
falling to uulte the Allegheny delegation in the
Legislature ou Mr. Morelmad. worked ids cards
so adroitly as to shelve both Marshall and More
bead and secure the nomination snd flection of
Simon Cameron. Ho led ibis dlliieidt piece of
manipulation so quickly and effectively as to
secure tbo lasting gratitude of the Winnebago
Chief, who Immediately adopted him into his
political family, and omitted no occasion to ad
vance his Interests. It was through Cameron's
influence that Msckov was elected Statu Treas
urer, which ullico ho tilled with credit to
himself and advantage to the Statu.
Mr. Mackey was almost omnipotent
as a composer of divisions in Iho Republican
party In Allegheny Comity. His last successful
work in this direction was last fall, when lie in
duced McC'sndlcss to withdraw sod leave too
Congressional Held clear fur Errctt. Mackey
was a wan of great energy and perseverance.
He rarely failed in anything he undertook. He
hadbecuasultererlrom consumption for sev
eral years, end bis death was not unexpected.
The body will be brought here for iutermeuu
JUDOK SHKUMAN.
JJ* clot ihhmUA to 7h* Trikunt.
Clevilawd, Jan. I.—This morning, at 1
o’clock, Judge Charles T. bhcrmsu died at bis
home on Prospect street, of rheumatism of the
heart. Deceased had been in very poor health
for put mouths, but was better duhnjrthe lut
few weeks, and his death was thus very sudden.
He complained of feeling very sick at midnight,
and at I o'clock was dead. He wu bora la Nor*
walk, Coon., the 3d of February, 1311, a sou of
Charles K. Sherman, and the oldest of eleven
children. He came with his fattier to Lancaster,
0., when only three mouths old. His father
was a prominent lawyer, and became
one of the duprems Judges of tbe State.
Young Charles graduated at the Ohio Universi
ty In 1632, studied law with Henry Stoddard,
at Dayton, Ohio, and In 1832 came to Mansfield,
In this State, and began practice, ilo practiced
law In Mansfield up to tbe time hfs brother
John went to Congress. In 1807 be was ap
pointed by Got. Todd a 'Colonel of militia.
Near the close of the War be was appointed by
Lincoln one of the Directors of tbe Union Pa
cific Railroad. In tbe spring of 1807 he was ap
pointed Judge of-the United States District
Court at Cleveland, which office he held for six
years, or until 1573, when he resigned on ac
count of certain Irregularities which came to
light In lu regard to matters outside of tbe
office, tainting his reputation. He has lived
constantly in Cleveland since that time. He
leaves five children,—Mrs. Geo. Miles, Mrs.
Senator Cameron, Mrs. Colgate Hoyt, and
Henry 8. Sherman, Esq., of Cleveland, and
John Sherman, Jr., United States Marshal of
New Mexico. The funeral, will take place on
Saturday, at which time Gen. W. T. Sherman
and wife. Secretary John Sherman and wife,
Senator Cameron and wife. Gen. Miles and
wife, and many other prominent persons arc
expected to be present. Judge Willey, who
knew him well, said of him tonight: “He was
a Judge of considerable ability, a roan of genial
manners, kind and considerate, and generally
liked by the Par throughout Ids district."
.TOMKPIf I*. FAKMEU.
Bpertol Dlipalct to Tfu Tribune,
Galena, HI.. Jan. I.—This community wu
this morning shocked by the announcement of
the death of our former fcllnvr-citlzen, Joseph
I*. Farmer, proprietor of the Denver Drrnormt,
and owner of one of the largest randies In
Colorado. Mr. Farmerdicd at the residence of
his mother, In East Galena, at 11 o’clock last
night, from the effects of a lablespoonful of
aqua ammonia taken yesterday morning by
mistake. Ho hid been In pour health for some
time previous to his death, and arrived in
Galena on Chnstmas-Day, lu company wilii his
wile and two children, lor Hie puriKwo of
settling the estate ot bis brother, the late John
M. Farmer, stationer, of this eitr. Tlie deceased
purchased a controlling Interest In the Denver
Dally Democrat about a year and a half ago, and
managed the publication of that paper, besides
superintending his extensive cattle rancho in
Colorado. Ho was defeated as a Democrat In
1875 (or the Colorado I.eglslatute bv a small ma*
Jorttv, receiving a larger vote than any other
candidate on his ticket. He was a generous,
high-minded, and honorable gentleman, and
was distinguished for his kindness to the poor
and olllleted. Ho was beloved and respected by
all classes here, and there Is general mourning
throughout the city over his untimely death.
Air. Farmer died possessed of a verv large
estate, the hulk of which Is In Colorado. Ho
was 85 Tears and 0 months old. Tto remains
will probably he Interred In Galena.
,t. MEEKEit nAtmts.
Bpeclat nupate* to Tm Trilvne.
Qaleka, 111., Jan. I. —J. Meeker Harris, aged
63 yean, brother of Cant. D. B, Harris, of Ga
lena, and R. Bvrlbe Harris, of Dubuque, died at
his residence In this city at 5 o’clock this alter
noon, alter an illness of several weeks, the ex
act nature of which the physicians are uunbic to
dctennlue. Mr. Harris has for many years been
engaged in the mercantile business, and at the
time of bis death was proprietor of tbe leading
grocery house here. He c„.ne to what Is now
Galena with .bit family In I*2l, and
was largely Instrumental, with hla brothers, In
developing the mineral resources of this region.
During earlv steamboat times be was proprietor
of an extensive wholesale boose located on Ibu
levee, and furnished a largo share ot tbe sop
£llei required bv tbe Northwestern territory.
Ic. Harris was greatly respected In Qjdeuib.Wiis
a loading member ol the South Presbyterian
Chureo, and leaves n wife and two children,
Hollo and Lynn 1. Harris, the Utter being a
fanner resident of Chicago.
CHARLES U. PHILLIPS,
BjjeHat f>i*pnuh to m Tribune,
Watuhtown, W 1a.,.1an. I.— The lion. Charles
il. Phillips, State Senator-elect, of Jefferson
County, died suddenly of heart disease at Ida
home at Lake Mill* at 10 o'clock this morning.
.KAMUEL C. AIKEN', 1). U.
Clbvblanp, 0., Juu. I.—Thu Rev. Samuel C.
Aiken, D. i)., fur thirty years pastor of the
First Prcsbvtcrlati Church, died at Ida residence
this morning, aged 88.
THE WEATHER.
Ovvicb or tub Cuitr Signal Omcnt,
Washington, D. C., Jan. 2—l a. in.— indies*
llous—For Tennessee and the Ohio Valley and
the Upper Lake Region, colder north amt west
winds, rising barometer, cloudy aud enow, lol
owed by clearing weather.
For the Lower Lake Region, increasing east
erly winds, falling barometer, cloudy weather,
with rain or snow, followed bvcolder northwest
winds and ruing barometer.
For thu Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri
Valievs, stationary or rlslm: barometer, colder
uortbwest winds, dear or partly cloudy weather.
Aueelal IHumteH to Tha Tribuna.
Milwaukee. Jan. I.—A llsht rail of snow
occurred this afternoon. To-nluht the wind Inis
freshened to a gale from the west, and the
weather U tnrolm: cold rapidly, with Indications
of u blizzard more severe than any yet expert*
coccd this winter.
hr. Vxvu Minn., Jan. I.—A cold wave struck
St. Paul uualn to-night. Fourteen below zero
at sundown. Little snow.
t/paelol Pt'UiiiM to Tha Tribuna,
Madison, \Vl*., Jan. I.—Another Arctic ware
struck us this afternoon. The thermometer went
down fifteen degrees from •! o'clock to 1U:30,
standing at the latter hour 7 below', with a
high northwest wind.
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SUICIDE.
Sptelat lUtfxUcM <• Tki JYibunt.
Lafayette, lud., Jan. 1 J use pit C. Young,
one of the proprietors of the bramble House,
committed suicide lost night by taking morphine.
He left a letter directing tbe disposition to be
made of bis effects, but gave no reason for the
act. He leaves a boy aged 7. Ho was an Odd
Yellow, and Insured la a first-class Odd-Fellows 1
Mutual Association.
OCEAN STEAMSHIP NEWS.
London, Jan. I.—Too steamships Lord Clive,
from Philadelphia; Devoulo, from Nov York;
and Islriau, from Boston, have arrived out.
Nsw Yoßic, Jan. L— Arrived, the Amiiorlo,
from Glasgow.
London, Jan. I.— Tbe City of Bristol, Horn
Pulisdelpnia, bss arrived out.
CALEB CUSHING.
Nbwbdbvpoht, Mass.. Jsu. I.— The Hou.
Caleb Ctuiiing is UL
PRICE FJgj
Response of Senator Thurman to
the Request of the Teller
Committee.
Uo Furnishes a Number of Nows*,
paper Articles and a Pe
tition.
The Froiident and Attorney-General
Offer Evidence of 'Fraud in
the South.
An Effort to Shake Off That Old Hon of
of the Sea, the McGarraban
Claim.
TIUTIIMAN.
ms aarr.T to tub tbm.bk coumrrEe.
Washihotom, Jan. I.—Tlio tollnwlog letter la
self-explanatory:
Washington, D. C.. Jan. 1 .—The lion. Ji. if.
Teller, Chairman of the Meet Committee of In
reehaotion—Dean Km: I have (he honor to uo
knowledge the receipt of yonrs of the :21st alt..
Inclotlai; a copy of the resolution adopted hr your
Committee requesting me to furnish In tenting
such facta and aticb evidence u may be In or pos
session lunching the matter (nvolred In the Amend
ment made nn ni? motion to the resolution under
which (ho Committee Is acting. Of course the
Committee does not suppose that the matters em
braced In that amendment are within my personal
Knowledge, or that of any one man. They (date
to elections In ererr part of the Itepabllc, and the
Allegations are fur the most part to be Amnd. In the
the opening of bis speech In support of his resold*
tions, Dec. 11. the Ksnaior from Maine distinctly
stated that the resolution was based on accounts
given in the press, which has teemed wltn state*
menu which. If true, require the Investigation
proposed by my amendment, and 1 have no doubt
the members of tbe Committee read tbo sews*
papers quite as diligently as I uo. It la probable
they know where to look for tbe sources of infor
mation as fully as I do, and they are charged with
the responsibility of making Investigation, and 1
am rot. 1 beg respectfully to say that 1 take no
part of it upon my shoulder*. Nevertheless, at
the Amendment was offered Id perfect good faith,
and with a itrm belief that tbe matters it embraces
require Investigation quite os much as the mot
ion contained In tbe original resolution.
It will be proper far me, especially slue*
your Committee has requested It. to furnish suen
Information touching tbe subject os may from
time to time come under my opsorratlon.
1 therefore send herewith Installment No. 1, con
sisting of
1. An editorial article cut from this momlng'a
Washington Pott,
g. A copy of a petition of alxty-odd elttsens of
hew York to the House of Jtepreseatotivca. com*
plaining of toe Illegal and oppressive conduct of
John I. Davenport ami other Federal official* at
the lau* election in New York City, find lam au
thorised by (he Hon. Fernando Wood, who pre
sented the petition, tossy that its statements aro
oroved by sundry affidavit* In bis hands, and that
hu will, if required, fnrnisa the names of the
affiants, and other witnesses to the tame facts.
JJ. A copy of an opinion of Judge Feodrosa
touching th« rights of certain naturalized cltueus
of New York, which right* were grosalv violated
by the said Davenport, n» set forth in aald petition.
4. 1 respectfully refer you Co that portion of tho
speech of ticnsior Wallace, one of tour uomovr,
delivered In the Senate Dec. 8, 1878. which re
lst *e to tne list election In Pennsylvania (Seo
Cniuiremionat Uecorti. Dec. IH, p. g 8). 1 ulao
beg leave to refer you to the published letter of
tlio Duu. Wilboro D. Keller, of PeuiHylvanla,
showing the mean* employed Ortho Federal oftl
clan and others to defeat hla nomination and
election. You nave, no doubt, seen the letter in
the newspaper*. If not, 1 will have a copy pre
pared for you.
0. An editorial article from the Argue and
Patriot, a newspaper of Montpelier, Vt,, touch
tug the election at llrymluiton. m that Sate.
u. Arooyof the Fresldenl'a Civil-Service order
of June-’-. 1877, aud. us showing what attention
hue been paid to u, also what means were resorted
to by the Republican Coogronlonal Committee of
IP7H, 1 lucloso a circular of that Committee,signed
by George C. Uurhatu, Its Secretary, This circu
lar, it said, was seut to nearly every person in
(he civil service of the Government ana to public
contractor* and others having relations withtio
Government. 1 am, very respectfully, vour ooudi
eat servant, A. U. Tuokxax. .
THIS TEIjl/KTI COMMITTEE.
POCDMBNTA rUUNISUBD TO IT lIT TUB FIICSI*
DENT.
/Htpatch to \tto York Keening feel.
Washington, Dec. Ik).— The Teller Commit*
teu voted to aak (he President qq«l Attorney*
Ueneral Devcns for Information, and, to re
sponse, ho* been furnished with a Dumber, of
document* going to show violence and fraud In
several parishes of Louisiana, and systematic
election frauds, by tissue or *•lds* Juke” bat*
lots, In imrta of South Carolina.
The Louisiana correspondence gives a report
of deputies sent by Marshal John Wharton into
several parishes to Investigate allotted outrages
and Intimidation. These reporta will probably
form the basis for the lint Investigations of the
Committee. They assert that in Caddo I’nrlsh
from fifty to seventy-live negroes were killed,
numbers driven from their homes, many as*
saulted, and all intimidated. In Ouachita Pamu
the Democrat* organised In companies, iulimi*
dated voters, and kilted three prominent local
llepublk-an leaders. In Morehouse Parish Re*
publicans of Influence were compelled to aban
don the canvass to save their lives. In Jackson
Parish Judge Ludellne. the Republican candi
date for Congress, was insulted and driven olf
the slump. Tensas Parish was Invaded by
armed forces Iruiu Mississippi and neighboring
parishes, ami fifty negroes were killed-
IL F. McConnell reports to Marshall Whartou
tlmt .the result of these troubles has been the
complete demoralisation of the colored voters lu
that region. F. Uaucroft reports that the black
man has no voice; hots controlled entirely by
the man who employs him. Thu negroes la
West Feliciana are In dread of the white people
generally, and are afraid to vote and afraid not
to vote.
The correspondence Includes a prayer from
Jlenry Adam*, u colored man of Shreveport, to
Allot neV'Ueneral Uevens, asking that ths
negroes bu rescued from the whites, who ar«
inurdorlnif them by the hundreds, and be put ou
a reservation of their own.
The (Jsry loiters to the Ureenvlllu (S.C.) .Win
aru also scut to Ihu Committee us indication* ol
a hostile ond lawless spirit among the leaders of
the Lcniocruts lit that State.
I_~ 10:18 p.m.
11131113 AND THERE.
A DAD SELECTION.
Spicial XlDpalcA lo Tkt TrUmni.
Washington, D. C.| Jan. I.—The Jlopubllc
ans aro very macli dissatisfied to find that the
special agent sent BouMi by the Administration
to Investigate tbe matter of frauds lo elections
U a detective who was front me
Treasury force several yean ego because he was
Implicated In the safe-burglary conspiracy.
How bo has succeeded in imposing bltuielf upon
(he Attorney-General is a mystery, since his
connection wltn that affair baa been a matter of
wide publicity. The fact will be used by the
democrats to the disadvantage of a good cause.
U'QARIUIIAN.
Senator Garland has prepared a bill by which
It is hoped the McGarraban case will be finally
dismissed from Congress, where, with
out positive action, It seems destined
la live forever. Bunstor Garland proposes
to send the case to the Court of Claims, with
the right to appeal to the tiuiwems Court, ilia
bill is In the Interest of the United btates, and
provides that the Court of Claims shall al»o
take into consideration the rights of tbe Gov
ernment In tbe case, since It Is held by some ex
cellent lawyers that neither Midi or ratlin nor the
New idila Cumuany have valid claims to the
land In controversy.
TUB STOLEN BONDS.
The otllcvrs of the Manhattan Savings Bank
have signed an agreement In accordance with
tbe request of Comptroller Porter that tue offi
cers of tbe bank will not transfer, assign, or
convey any of the registered bonds stolen from
them, and an order has been made to issue
(I.OUD,Odd of duplicate bonds lo them. The rest
will bo supplied in s short time.
TUL'KUAM AND HEWITT ON NATIONAL BANKS.
puuuU/t is I‘kUmUlokiii
Wasuinuton, I). C., Hec. 3U.— lt Is said that
Senator Thurman, suoa after the fcassembling
ol Congress, will make a speech on the finances,
taking the same course be did (o Ohio and advo
cating the replacing of Nstional-bauk notes
with greenbacks ami prohibiting the funner
issue of uutes on the part of the banks. Mr.
Hewitt says, in conversation, that if Mr. TL'u
man makes such a speech be will 4
the House by speaking la fsvw of Us baaks.
CENTS,
iNGTON.

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