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Judge Caron has alio declared perfectly local
the tint Issue of the road’s bonds, amounting
to £50,000.
Pn'rtat r>lmc;en to The Tribune.
Woodstock, Out., March 11.—Mr. Joseph
Miller, who la confined In jail awaiting tils trial
at the coming Assizes, charged with attempting
to procure an abortion upon Miss Sarah Bond,
of Norwich, boa been united In the holy bonds
of malrimonv with the young lady above men
tioned. by the Her. Mr. Cookman, of Norwich.
The event took place within the jail, and was
witnessed by the jail olllclals. After they were
made man and wife tin; bridegroom wan again
placed tn bis cell, and the happy bride returned
home to Norwich,—they probably deciding to
proceed on their wedding-tour at aomo future
Ottawa, March 11.— In the House of Com
mons Mr. Decosmos moved that an address be
prepared to tho Governor-General asking for
copies of the memorandum of causes leading
thereto, ond of tho Convention between Great
Britain nnd Russia ol iu relation to
tho boundary between Alaska and Brit
ish Columbia, with all reliable. m«p» »«‘J
charts since made of Alaska, tin claimed that
bv the Convention of 1825 we had the right of
navigation of all river In Alaska, but Raid that
by some accident when the Treaty of u ashlng
ton was under consideration in JBil only the
Yacou, Porcupine, and Stlkccu Rivers were in
cluded In our rights in that way.
Mr. Mills staled tlmt the treaty of 182,» gave
to Russia a narrow strip of territory on the
roast south of Mount Kilns, ami extending as
far south ns Portland channel, on the express
condition that all the rivers flowing through the
Russian territory should bo open to navigation
on the part of the subjects of Great Britain for
ail purposes whatever. . .
Decosmos said tho Unastsn Government, In
1807, by selling Alaska to the United States,
abrogated the Convention of 1825.
Sir John A. MacDonald said there were two
opinions on this point. Montague Bernard,
member of the Commission, who was perhaps
the best International lawyer In England,
mid Lord Tenderden, now Under-Secretary of
Foreign Affairs, who perhaps know more about
the treaties that England ever entered Into
than any other man on earth, united in the
oolnton that by the transfer of Alaska to the
United States these rights were destroyed.
This was the opinion of the Gladstone
Government, nnd the British Ambassador at
Washington was so Instructed, lie did not
know whether the papers and maps In question
could bo conveniently brought down within
a reasonable time nnd with reasonable expense,
but bo would look Into the matter. The motion
Was carried.
3TIBES.
CHICAGO.
Tho alarm from Box 231 at noon yesterday
was caused by a fire in tho three-story brick
building Ho, S 3 West Randolph street, owned
by Gcorffc A. English, and occupied on the third
floor where the fire was located bv William
Smith. Tboonly occupant of- the premises was
11-vcar-ohl boy named Fred Militant, who was
taken out of the third-story window by John
Casov. expressman, who fs deserving of groat
credit for his presence of mind and forhls brav
ery In accomplishing the rescue. The little fel
low stated that ho had been locked up In the
room by Ids aunt,and claimed that ho did not
move from the trout window, and could not tell
how the tire originated. When hu noticed the
smoko and flnmeshc started to give the alarm,
hut found all the exits closed. Then he threw
up the window and called for help. Damage to
building $l5O, and to furniture SSO. No insur
ance.
AT KENOSHA, WIS.
ffpecint Dltpaich to '£.\: Tribune.
Kenosha, Wls., March 11.—Tho old Bell
House on Chicago street was partially destroyed
by lire about 1 o’clock this morning. Tho prop
erty was owned by William Crcancy, of this city,
who sustains a loss of nearly $2,000; Insurance,
SI,OOO. A defective flue was tho ease.
AT FOND DC LAC, WIS.
epectal Ditpatch to The Tribuni.
, Fond do Lac, Wls., March 11.—At 5
o’clock a. m. a Are destroyed the residence of
Peter McCabe. Insured for SSOO In tbo North
American.
At 10 o’clock a. m. tho dry-houso of Mlhill’s
Manufacturing Company was damaced to the ex
tent of S3OO. Insured in the Atlantic.
AT EVAUT,. MICH.
Special Dh&Uch to The. Tribune..
East Saginaw, Mich., March 11—Wing’s lum
ber dtv-kiln at Evart burned at noon to-day.
Loss, $3,200. No Insurance. Caught from a
sparic. .'
AT MOimn/LTON, ATIK.
JunTLB Rock, March 11.—Last- night the
store of George Miller, ot Mordlltou.Ark., was
burned. Loss, 912,000; lusured tor three-fourths
of its value. , .-*►
THE “ WORLD.”
Ocorirn W. Childs to Como Into Possession
of This Now Vnrk Newspaper Before May
I—Effort* of WushliißtOii Democrats to
Avert This Misfortune to Their Party In.
tvrests*
Special nuonlch in Tin Tribune.
New York, March 11.—It is reported that
George W. Childs, who for more than a year
past has been the virtual owner of tho World,
Is soon to become tho actual proprietor, and
Unit ho will make tho World n four-page
2-ccnt morning* paper. independent In
politics. This would bo a direct
intntS. Dana. Tim present editors and mnn
hlmth of the IPorW, It Js understood, will bo re
placed. This-will leave the Democrats without
nn organ In Now York savo tho .Star, Many
overture* have been made by prominent Demo
crats at Washington to retain control of the
World for their party, but these have been
invlTectual. and it is deemed certain tho change
will ho made before May 1.
INCORPORATED.
ttprrt'd JXtpatdi to The Tribune.
Springfield, March 11.—Licenses to organ
ize tho following proposed corporations were Is
sued to-day by tho Secretary of State:
Tho Woman’s Medical College of Chicago;
capital, $5,000; corporators, Drs. William 11.
Byford. Isaac N. Dimforlli, and Charles War
rington Kurlu; object, *• To furnish to women
the facilities for obtaining u thorough and com
plete medical education.” •
The Lyman Manufacturing Company, ot Chi
cago; capital, $10,000; corporators, J. F. Asay,
E. J, Marsh, and E. N. Sherman.
Prince Henry’s WHI;
Bnforc leaving The llagno for Berlin In order
to bo married Inst autumn to tho Princes* Marla
von Ilohonzollern. Prince lienry of Ornngu
made his will, and placed It, Inclosed in a
leathern portfolio, In a desk wherein ho was ac
customed to kcop documents of importance,
subsequently acquainting his molher-lu-law, tho
Princess Frederick Charles, ami his sister-in
law. tho Grand Duchess of Weimar, with Us
contents. It was rumored in Berlin Court so
ciety. soon alter tho wedding took placu, that
the Princess Marie was down In her husband’s
will for between J 3,000,000 mid £1.000,000
sterling mid two magnificent estates, besides
personal effects ot price without end. Shortly
alter the Prince’s death tho desk in qm-sllou
was searched—by whom Is nnt stated—for his
will, believed by those most Intimately attached
to his person to have been there deposited by
him; but do will, nor draft of u will, was to be
found. Thu most rigorous Inquiries mid care
ful investigations have hitherto fulled to throw
any light upon Us disappearance. Should It not
bo discovered, the King will Inherit all his
brother’s property, Including a sliver mlno In
America and ninety-odd landed estates, while
tho Princess Marie will only receive a widow’s
appanage of SIT,UUO a year.
Close Guessing.
A house made of candy Las been on exhibition
lo boston since Christmas, and the owner otier
ed SSO to llio person who would make the best
micas of Us weight. It was weighed ouu day
last week, and the weight was found to be 001
pound* and 15 ounces. Thu SSO were divided
between four person, each of whom guessed the
weight to be 305 pounds.
The Lost Political Prisoner,
Bo’ion oioitt.
VIUHi
The editor of the J*iM says be is the only
Nditicsl prisoner now held (on paner) uy tltu
English Government, lie says bu U too busy
;u gu to London for tho papers, and requests
iter Majesty's Government to send them over,
postage prepaid, so that b« may regain his
liberty. ■
Not to Her Liking,
Nancy Wa-oa-voona Is au Indian maiden of
the Miami tribe living near Wabash, lud. She
dv«)red a white husband, and advertised lor uuo,
hinting that the accepting man would get a
comfortable homo by marrying tier. John Mart-
Uou liazeltuu, 00 years old, exceedingly tall
and lean, with his nose awry by means of break
age, and very lama la ono leg, nrcsculed him*
suit at Nancy’s dwelling as a candidate. Stie said
, nut a word, but drove him out with u dub.
FOREIGN.
The French Radicals Unsupport
ed In Their impeach
ment Scheme.
Moderate Itopnbllcniiß nnd mon
archists Solid Against*
tho Proposition.
General Disarmament Discountenanced
by tho German Reichstag.
German Press Opinion upon the Exist
ing Political Complications.
Preparations for tho rortlicoming Anglo-
Goman Hoyal Nuptials.
Terrible Mortality from Famine
In Cashmere, India.
FRANCE,
FORCING THE ISSUE.
London,March 11. —A dispatch front Paris
myß that Fonrtbn Intends to demand Im
peachment, and will veto in favor of tho
resolution. It is believed that tho feeling of
irritation In the country against tbo factions
conduct of tho lladioals.is as strong as that
against tho Ministry of tho ICth of May.
PAUL DB OABSAONAC.
Paris, March 11. —Tho Committee of the
Chamber of Deputies recommends that the
second election of Paul do Casangnne be de
clared void.
1)E FOURTOU AGAIN.
DoFourlou,' in tho impeachment debate,
will demand to bo tyied, and not* merely lot
off. with ft veto of censure, while ho con
tends the Clmmbor of Deputies, not being
n judicial body, bns no power to pronounce
on thoso no longer in office.
FREE-TRADE LECTURES.
Tho Froe-Tratlo Society intends to have
lectures on a grand scalo throughout Franco.
Tho society is assured of tho copcratiou of
John Bright and tho Cobden Club.
COMMUNISTS PARDONED.
rams, March 11.—President Gravy has
signed a decree pardoning ,lf»I Communists,
including MM. Arthur Kano, £ho Itoclus,
and EUhco Boclus.
DISCREDITED,
Pahis, March 11.—Tho story is discredited
that tho Frouoh Government have resolved
to retire if tho majority on (ho impeach
ment question is only obtained by tho sup
port of tho Right. It is thought, however,
that such support Is necessary, as tho split
in tho Republican camp has beguu to attract
general attention.
REVOLUTIONARY TELEGRAMS.
Paris, March 11. —Tho Committee upon
tho nets of tho Ministry of tbo 20th of May
bavo issued a supplement to M. Brisson’s
report containing hundreds of telegrams in
support of tho foots adduced in the report.
MEEIINGS.
Tho groups of tho Left hold a mooting
(o-worrow to determine their notion upon
tho impeachment question. Tho Royalist
Right was uoauimonsly decided to oppose
impeachment whatever may tranopiro dur
ing tbo debate. •
WILL, OPPOSE.
London, March 11.—A Paris correspondent
of tho Times says the pure Loft mot on
Tuesday and tacitly decided to vole against
impeachment. The Boiiopnrliats bavo de
cided to oppose impeachment,
OUTSAT BUTT AIN.
TUB COMTNU WEDDING.
London, March 11.—Tho Duke of Con
naught and suite go to-day to meet tho bride,
tho Princess Louisa Margaret of Prussia,
and conduct her to Windsor. Tho King and
Queen of Belgium leave' Ostoud for Wind
sor this morning. Prince Leopold, Queen
Victoria’s youngest son, who was to bo one
of tho supporters of tho Duko of Con
naught at tho wadding (tho Princo of Wales
being tho other), Is ill at Darmstadt, and
cannot como. Tho Pritico of Woles arrived
in England yesterday from tho south of
Franco, ■ '
THE BRIDE.
Princess Louisa Margaret, accompanied by
her father and mother, Princo and Princess
Frederick Charles, arrived at Shoorncss nt
U:lf> this morning. Tho land batteries and
tho ships Pouolopo, Druid, and Duncan flred
lloyal salutes. Thoro was n groat display of
bunting from tho Bhecruoss and Qucoushor
ougU plots and tho ships lu tho vicinity.
Tho weather is brilliant.
PRESENTS.
On Saturday tho officers of (ho Royal F,n
giuoor Corps presented tho Duko of Con
naught n wedding gift of silver and gilt
dessert service.
On Monday n deputation headed by tho
Duko of Leicester, Lord Clonmel, and tho
Lord Mayor of Dublin waited upon tho
Princo at Buckingham Puhico and presented
tho Iriuh gift valued nt XO,OOO.
DINNERS,
Thoro will bo n Royal dinner parly nt
Windsor Coxtlo to.night to tho mouthers of
tho British, Prussian, nnd Belgian families.
Wednesday afternoon tho Mayor nnd corpo
ration of Windsor will go to tho Oasllo nnd
present a diamond brncclotsubscrihcd by tho
residents of tho borough.
THE WEDDING PARTY
On Thursday, shortly after 10 n. m., two
trains of saloon carriages wilt leave Padding
ton Ht&tion, Lomlon, the first containing tho
Ambassadors, Foreign Ministers, Cabinet
Ministers, and other oftlolals, tho second
taking about 200 other distinguished guests.
Those trains will arrive at Windsor shortly
after 11, and tho occupants will to Bt.
George’s Chapel, whore tho marriage will bo
celebrated, returning to London at tho closo
of tho festivities. After luncheon, tho Duke
of Connaught and bride, escorted by a de
tachment of llorso Guards, will drive to
Oleremont House, Surrey, where they will
spend tho honeymoon.
ELECTRIC LIGHT.
Tho House of Commons to-dny adopted a
motion for tho appointment of a select com
mittee to inquire whether it is desirable to
authorize schemes for lighting by electricity,
or by other improved methods.
Fins on shipboard.
London, March 11.—Later—The fire on
tho corvette Tholis, at Plymouth, was outy
extinguished when tho vessel was flooded.
Tho forward part it much damaged, but tho
hull is uninjured, Tho Are started iu the
boatswain’s storeroom. .
ANOTHER FIRE.
London, March 11.—Tho fourth floor and
a portion of tho roof of Lord Granville's res
idence, Carlton House terrace, burned last
night. Tho damage was not serious.
• ATLANTIC * GREAT WESTERN.
London, March 11.—A meeting of tho
shareholders and bondholders of tho Atlantic
& Great Western Hallway, pursuant to the
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE; WEDNESDAY. MARCH 12, 187})-TWELVE PAGES.’
mil of James McHenry, published cm Iho
Nth imd., took place to-dny. Tho meeting
Adopted in substance, but ndt In foint, the
proposition submitted by McHenry in Ida
circular calling for tho mooting.
FOR THE CAPE.
London, March 11.—The last reinforce
ments for South Africa loft 10-day In Iho
steamers Amloan nmlYrusslan.
MINISTER TO CONSTANTINOPLE.
London, March 11.—Tho Ulohe anya there
Is* a well-founded tumor that tho Rt.-Hou.
George J. Ooschon, M. P. for tbo City of
London, will bo appointed Ambassador at
Constantinople.
LOCAL OPTION.
London, March 11. —In tho House of
Commons last night a motion of Sir Wilfred
Lawson, declaring the Inhabitants of various
localities should have tho menus of restoring
by some efficient syatom tho local option to
issue liquor licenses, was rejected—2s2 to
INCORRECT.
Tho Preta Association says tho rumor (hut
Mr. Goscheu is to bo appointed Ambassador
at Constantinople Is incorrect.
GERMANY.
JEALOUS OF ENGLAND'S INFLUENCE.
.Berlin, Starch 11.—Semi-official papers
say tlmt surprise is, felt in Government cir
cles at tho general attempt made to give
England all tho credit of having kept Rus
sia to tho Treaty of Berlin. Tho execution
of tho treaty is dtlo abovo all to Germany’s
firmness.
BISMARCK’S INTENTIONS.
Berlin, March 11.—Tho personal alterca
tions of tho Inst two days have certainly
complicated tho situation immensely, ond, if
more personal irritation were to bo consid
ered, Bismarck would bavo enough reason
for promptly appealing to tho people, but
there is yet no occasion to doubt that finan
cial measures at least will bo submitted to
tho present Reichstag.
PRESS COMMENT.
The National Zeilung seems to fear an l
early dissolution. It admits (hntwßismarck
la all-powerful in the Federal Connell, which
would readily accodo if bo proposed dissolu
tion. But, it adds, ominously, now elections
nt present would only result in tho creation
of ft Radical party, which now does not exist
unless tho Socialists can bo so considered.
This is supposed to relate to tho alleged in
tentions of Dr. Lasker and other National
Liberals to join the Advanced Liberals.
Such coalition would create a regular and
very radical opposition.
RISMARCIPS RELIANCE.
London, March 11. —A Berlin dispatch
says : Tho dissolution of tho Reichstag is
unlikely botoro autumn. Bismarck relies
mainly upon tho rural population, and will
lir a date for tbo oicotiou after tho harvest
ns tho most convenient time for bringing
them to tho polls.
AGAINST GENERAL DISARMAMENT.
Berlin, March 11. —Tho Reichstag to.day
rejected a motion in favor of nn European
Congress to arrange for a general disarma
ment. Throe UUrnmontancH, tho Socialists,
and Herr Sounomnu only supported tho mo
tion. . ’ j
WILL NOT COMPLY.
Constantinople,-March 11.—England and
Franco havo notified tho Porto they will not
comply with its request for tho appointment
of Customs Commissioners, unless the sup
■ port of a stronger Syndicate of bankers than
that which supports tho Do Torqaovillo
scheme can bo obtained.
RATIFIED.
London, March ll. —Tho Standard's Con
stantinople dispatch soys the flultnn ratified
the Russo-Turkiah treaty on Monday and ex
changed congratulations with the Porto.
INSURRECTION.
London, March 12—5 n. in,—A Times
Tirnova correspondent telegraphs that tho
serious, but probably prematura. Insurrection
of tho inhabitants of n Turkish village in
tho Osman Bazar District is reported. A
detachment of Cossacks was attacked by tho
insurgents and lost several men, but repulsed
the assault. Two battalions of infantry and
a mitraillouso battery woro dispatched to tho
scono.
ORDERED TO MOVE.
A limes' Constantinople dispatch says
Admiral Qornby, commanding tho British
fleet in the Boa of Mnrmorn, has boon in
structed to sail for Bedka Bay*at daylight
Wednesday,
A FREE POUT.
Bucharest, March 11.—Sulinn, nt ono of
tho mouths of tho Danube, has boon gazotted
a freo port.
CORRESPONDENCE.
Vienna, March 11.—Tho political corro
spomlouco reports that Russia Jan. 11 de
clined to bo responsible for tho dangers
which would arise If tho work of tho Inter
national Commissions was retarded by dis
agreements. Lord Salisbury, replying
Jan 2(1, points ant that, in tho various
disagreements which hnvo occurred,
tho Russian Commissioners have boon
m tho minority; intimates that Prince Don
dukoff, Korsakoff, and others nro taking a
course calculated to imperil tho execution of
tho treaty; and oxprcQscs confidence that in
consequence of tho serious calamities to
which these irregularities might lend Russia
will taku timely measures to remedy tho
evil complained of.
SPAIX.
TUB NKW CAIUNRT.
London, Murcii 11,—A dinpntoh from
Madrid says tho Marquis of Molina is ox*
pooled to arrive ta-nWrow to assume tho
Foreign Alfairs portfolio. Ho will probably
moke sovorai changes in tho diplomatic rep
resentation abroad. Manuel Silvela will re
place tho Marquis of Moiius as Spanish Am
bassador at Paris. •
Francisco Bilvolu, Minister of tho Interior,
has issued a circular explaining tho political
and electoral views of the Government, on
joining upon his subordinates respect for
individual liberty, and to do their utmost to
secure a fair election for mumbera of the
Cortes.
UNPOPULAR.
Madrid, March ll.— Public opinion is un*
favorablo to tho now Ministry. It is sup
posed it will seek tho support ol tho old
Uoderado parly. '
HUNGARY#
ACCEPTED.
Pestii, March 11. —All sections of the
Hungarian Lower House have accepted tho
bill formally recognizing the Treaty , of Ber
lin. ,
TUB FLOODS.
London, March 11.—Tho Daily iWtM*
Tzcgedin, Hungary, dispatch reports the
situation unchanged. 'Whole towns in tho
neighborhood aro crumbling down.
EGYPT,
THE KIIEDIVQ ACCEPTS THE RESPONSIBILITY'.
Oaibo, March 11. —Boforo the formation of
the now Egyptian Ministry the British and
French Consuls-General presented identical
notes saying thnir Governments did not ab
solutely insist upon tho retention of Nubitr
Pasha in tho Ministry, but if tho Khedive
decided to exclude him the Khedive would bo
hold responsible for the maintenance of pub
lie tranquillity. Tho Khedive accepted the
responsibility. ___
11UHSTA.
FEVER AND PLAGUE,
St. PnTEßsutmn, March 11.—Tho mortality
statistics of tbo city the post week allow that
tho typhus has increased in violence. Spoi
led typhus is also prevalent. Theri have
boon two fatal eases of Iho Siberian plague.
TCURRNAIEFF.
St. Reterrrdro, March 11.—Gou. Tchor
ntiiolT has returned to tho city.
rOKTUOAL.
AFRICAN EXPLORATIONS.
London, March 11.—Tito JMily jWwsV Lis
l>qu special" stales that the rorluguoso ex
plorer, Pinto, linn traversed Africa from woat
lo cost, and Ims readied Transvaal.
INDIA.
' ; FAMINE.
London, March 11.—Tho Pall Mali Qazdle
aaya a private letter from a high Indian ofll
olal slates ,llmt tho people of Oashmoro are
dying of fnmiuo like flics, and at tho present
rnlo of mortality tbo Province will bo nearly
dopopulatod.by tho ond of tho year.
HOME.
A DENIAL.
Rosts, March 11. —Tho Vfitt thUa Verita
gives conspicuous denial to the report that
tho Pope has assumed a more uncompromiß
ing.altitudo.
- BY MAIL.
Tllfl IMPORTANT!! OF COL. PEARSON’S VICTORY
—TUB ENGLISH POSITIONS IN EULULA.NI).
A’cio lorfc WraW, if'irch to.
To comprehend Die Importance of Col. Pear
son’s victory over the Zulu force [as announced
in dispatches In Tun Tttinu.su of Monday], It Is
necessary to rehearse briclly Dio history of the
operations Immediately preceding It. The
British plan was ‘to converge from three points
upon Cctcwayo’s main camp nt or near Undine.
Lord Chelmsford’s entire forces amounted to
some 15,000 men. The right column (about
4,000) was under Col. Pearson, and was original
ly concentrated,, at Dio mouth of Die Tugcln.
The centre—composed of iho right, under Col.
Durnford, B,ooo,'hud the left, under Col. Glynn,
the latter bclug.-In chief command—numbered
7,000 men, concentrated to the south of Burke's
Drift, Dm scene; of the Isandula disaster. The
northern column (3,000) was concentrated under
Col. Evelyn Wood nt Lhreclit. The latest advices
from England Inform us Dint Col. Wood had
retreated in order to cover Utrecht, that Col.
Glynn had retired across the Tugeln, and that
Col. Pearson woj.otKkowo, but completely sur
rounded by a largo lorco of Zulus; that “the
lino of the Tugelo was almost unguarded from
Uorke’s Drill downward, ami were Dio river
more easily fordable Die opportunities for raids
would be very tempting.’’
The attack] op Col. Pearson’s position bad
been antleipatcdifor sonic time. The I’aH j Wall
UnzeUe of Dio/Ulth of February snyss “ What
we may hope is that the Zulus may so weaken
themselves by, Die attack which they were about
to make on C01,.-Pearson Dint they would be lit
tle Inclined td; risk any largo number of their
men across the border. Co). Pearson’s position
at present certainly Is a peculiar one, but In
the end It mnv.prove advantageous, It Is clear
Dint the Zulus .cannot afford to neglect him.
T'lsero Is, at -any,'rate, a possibility that. If
ho maintains liftniqelf where ho is Lord Chelms
ford may bo: !4 hbl6 to effect a Junction with
ins rcorganlxuAv-' force, and thus put a
now face upon the campaign nt this end
of Die lino/'whHo Col. Wood mokes some
diversion at , : j the other. That the Zulus
have lost heavily wo may easily believe, but
ihevhavo sufilitcbt numbers still to carry on
tlieir Col. Pearson mid' Col.
Wood, unci at twj. samu tune to threaten Oroy
Town.” From-ono account it appears that Dio
force in front oflCol. Pearson numbered about
10,000 natives, mobilized at Ekuwo, a place two
miles south ot Uinpcla. ’‘The more Dm circum
stances nro considered,” soys the Pall J/o-’f Ga
zette, “the stronger seems the ground for be
lieving Dial thtf’dnngerof an invasion of Natal
in force bad been'averted by the 4lh of Februa
ry, ami that If Col. Pearson maintains his hold
before Ekowo lliji tide might shortly begin' to
turn lu our furor.” .Altogether, much linoor
tanco need notrbe attached to Col. Pearson’s
victory, lie hru/evidently ns much us ho can do
to muintnln Dm push ion where ho is. Thu nows
from the Transvaal llepubtlu looks more reas
suring for the English, because of the threaten
ing attitude of King Sceoeoenl, whose attack on
Levdenhurg .will force the Boers to abandon
their efforts for independence and throw them
selves under tho proteetion of the British.
NATIONAL’ ELECTION LAWS,
Letter from Jpim I. Davenport—A Clear
Iturulation or Decent Charges that the
Law for Election Supervisors Whs Nat
an Indnpemlpiit Statute—Proofs from the
Congrosslonnl' Itocord.
Vl> /MHcr nf the ytte York 7rlbunt.
New York, March o.—l notice that In the re
cent debates in Congress upon the proposition
to repeal Lite National Election laws some of
the Democratic]; members claimed that
lavys were enacted as riders to an Appropriation
bill, wherefore it was ' argued that the
majority in ' ‘ibo House were Justified
iu their attempt to strike them
from the statute-book by a like addendum to a
simitar bill. Since the adjournment’ of Cou
gross, tills clalni'iias been reiterated by prom
inent public mcri'suid Inliuentlal journals, with
out, so (ar as my observation has extended,
being denied. During the past week the New*
York Nun has twice repeated the charge with
great explicitness. On March 5 (b said: “This
system (of Federal-Election Supervisors) was
nut created through the enactment of an inde
pendent statute. ,iThe question of its establish
ment was never liroadly discussed nml fairly de
termined by Congress.” On March 7lt ob
served: “The system of Federal Supervisors
was imposed upon the country as u rider to an
Appropriation bill In 1872; it is lilting that ft
should lie abolished by a rider to an Appropria
tion hill In 187 U.”
“Where ignorance Is bliss,” It Is sold to bo
“folly to be wise,” hut 1 respectfully submit
that, in view of the facts, ouch statements are
neither fair nor honest; nml such Ignorance Is
so clearly wllhuufciexcuse as to render the leg
islators and Journals wlio make the etianro open
to the suspicion ut endeavoring to mislead that
public whom they represent or for whom they
claim to “shine.”' *
The first National Election law was a bill of
twenty-three sections, entitled “An act toon
force the rights of citizens of the United Buies
to vote iu the several States of the Union, and
fur other purposesi” It was approved May 1)1,
1870, nml was known us Chapter 111 of the
Laws of tiie becoiid Session of the Fortv-flrit
Congress. (Bto page 110, Vol. Id, United States
Statutes at Large.) <
PENALTIES >OR ILLEGAL VOTING.
This act made illegal registration or voting nt
elections at which members of Congress were
chosen a national offense, and was in the main
a penal statute. It was followed, six weeks
later, by an act of seven sections, entitled
•* An art to amend the Naturalization laws, and
to punish crimes against Uie same, ami fur
oilier purposes,” .approved July 1-1,1870, ami
known as-Chap. Cot of the Laws of the same
session. (Seepage 2W, Vol. 10, United Stales
Statutes ut Large.) Secs. 5 and (lot this act
provided,tor iho pppotuUnout of Supervisors
uml Special Deputy Marshals in all cities having
over lid,ooo Inhabitants; uml at the election of
1870 such officers were appointed and served,
and tiie. two statutes X have referred to
were enforced. It was found, however,
that Sac. ft "of the later set, which
provided for the appointment of Super
visors, and which, with Sec. (1, had been added
to the bill while upon its passage In tiie Senate,
was crude, Incongruous, ami defective in its pro-
Villons, iu Dial it ojily conferred Upon the tupoi
vuurs the right to bo present at the polls os
witnesses ar “watchers,” Qravu doubts of its
constitutionality also arose, *-* under Its provis
ions the Supervisors were to be nopolmcd by
the United States Circuit Judge iu each Circuit.
See. 3, Art. 3, of the National Constitution de
clares that all officers whose appointments ore
not In that instrument otherwise provided for
shall be made by Uie President, by uud with the
advice and consent of the Senate; “but the
Congress may by law vest tin* appointment nf
such hiferlor’oincoM, as they think proper. In
the President alone. In the Courts of Law, nr In
the ilrrtds of Departments.” The urcat distinc
tion betwi cn tin; art of tin* Court and tho net of
a Judge need not bo dwelt upon.
TUB Ittt.l. TO BRCURR HONEST ELECTIONS.
To overcome this additional difficulty, ns well
ns to provide efficient measures for tho enforce
ment of the net of May HI, 1*70.1 was requested
by tho Union League blub of this city to dealt
an nmcmlatnrv act, which should provide for
the appointment of Supervisors bl Elections by
tin* several Circuit Courts, whenever they were
needed In cities of over 20,000 Inhabitants, ns
well as (or the appointment of Special Deputy
Marshals, and which should dearly define tho
rights, powers, and duties of nil such officers.
1 prepared such a bill, containing some twenty
sections; ami tho same was Introduced Iti ilia
nm, uiv c»i..aiw nu. mu...
Mouse of Representatives, on Jan. 9, IS7I, by
Judge Churchill, of tills State. It was referred
to the Judtcliirr Committee, by whom It was
carefully considered, and on tiie (Ith of Febru
ary, IS7I, was reported to tiie House by (ho
Chairman of that Committee,— .fudge Bing
ham,—who stated that ou tho following Mon
thly (Feb. 13) he would bring it to Iho attention
of the House and press its passage.
On ihe day announced—Feb. la—the bill was
tailed up, when a general desire was expressed
for somewhat extended debate, whereupon it
was made a special order for Wednesday, Feb.
15, ” Immediately after the reading ot tho
Journal.” At that time tho fullest opportunity
for debate and amendment was afforded,—tiie
only limitations being tho requirement that
speeches should not be longer than thirty min
utes each, dud that a vote should be taken at 4
o’clock.
FULL DISCUSSION OF THE BIU.
Messrs. Eldrldgc, of Wisconsin: Cox, Potter,
and Mnvlmm, of New York; Woodward ami
Stiles, of Pennsylvania: Kerr and Voorhccs, of
Indiana: nnd Axtell, of California, on tbo part
of,tbo Democrats; and Messrs. Churchill, of
New York; Btughnm nnd Lawrence, oC Ohio;
Maynard, of Tennessee; Farnsworth, Logan,
mill Cook, of Illinois; nnd Finkelnburg, of
Missouri, on behalf of the Republicans, par
ticipated In the debate. [See pages 1,271 to
Part 11, Congmstoniu Globe, Third Ses
sion, Forty-first Congress.]
'i ho bill, somewhat amended, was then passed
and sent to the Senate, before which body it
came up fur action on the 21th of February. It
was there debated for more than thirteen hours,
twenty-throe different amendment* being pro
posed, nml ell tlio prominent Democratic Sou
niorfl Inking an active part in Dm discussion.
Senators Bayard, ot Delaware. Hamilton, of
Texan, and Vickers, ot Maryland, addressed Die
Semite four Dines each Johnston, ot
Virginia, three times; Senators Sauistmry. ot
Delaware, Joshua Jill), ot Georgia, frank Blair,
ot Missouri, and fowler, of Tennessee, once
each; amt Senator Thurman, ot Ohio, seven
times; while Senator Casscrly, of California,
spoke to t)>c hill on eleven distinct and separate
occasions. {See pages 1.083 to 1,055, Parts 3 and
3. Voiij/rcsa'iuital Globe, Third Session Forty-first
Congress.)
The bill was finally passed as it came from Dio
House, and was approved Feb. US, 18T1, being
Chap. IK) of the Laws ot the Third' Session of
the Forty-first Congress. (3ec page 433, Vol.
10, United States Statutes at Large.)
Under Die provisions of this act Dio Chief
Supervisors wore appointed, its well ns all the
Supervisors and Special Deputy Marshals who.
since 1871, have held such nlllcos in Die several
Slates in cities of over 80,000 inhabitants. With
a single exception, tills Is nil Die legislation by
Congress upon the subject of national super
vision ot elections at which national olllccrs are
chosen.
In the Sundry-Civil Appropriation bill, ap
proved June 10, 1879, the last above mentioned
act (Feb. 88,1S/1) was amended so ns to allow
of' the appointment of Supervisors only—nut
Special Deputy Marshals—hi places other than
cities of .more than 20,000 inhabitants, who
should "have no power or authority to make
arrests, or to’bcrform other duties than to bo lu
the immediate presence of the olllccrs holding
the election, and to witness all Dielr proceed
ings, Including the counting of Dio votes and
the making of a return thereof,” and who
should bo allowed "no compensation.”
NO FOUNDATION FOR TUB CHARGES.
This is all the foundation for the charges to
which I havy referred, mnl it docs not furnish
even a pretext for Dio claim that " the system ”
was adopted,‘‘as a rider to an Appropriation
bill.”
It will be borne in mind that all Supervisors
who hnve'bedri appointed and received compen
sation have acted solely under thelirovlsiuus of
the net of-Feb, 28, 1871; that under that net
alone Imvo'Bpuelnl Deputy Marshals been ap
pointed; Dial, since 1871, under that act alone
has a'dollar of Expense been incurred in cor?*
ncctlmt wlttfbltfccUmfe, or an arrest been made;
‘and finally,' Dial tlhdcr Dint act alone has nnv
Sunorvisuriexerclsed any power or asserted ony
right, beyond that ol mere observation, in places
other than titles ol more thau 20,000 Inhab
itants. '
The stdrn facts of history make It clear Dint
the law -which, at the lute session, Die Dem
ocratic party-attempted to repeal by a sentence
m nu Appropriation bill, was "an independent
statute,” formally introduced, properly referred,
regularly 'reported, three Dines read in each
house, and so “ broadly discussed ” ns to fill 179
columns of the Vonfjressloual Globe,
SALUTARY EFFECTS OF TUB LAW.
I may say tbaT, whore It has been rigidly
enforced, repeating bos become exceptional,
fraudulent canvassing phenomenal Illegal
nalurullzatlqiis rnrc, mid arrests nml convie
.lions pucsible. ' The more than live-score of
criminal violators ot Us provisions who have
round lodgment in the several Slate Prisons and
IVuitentlnrlcs are satlslled Umt It is a compre
hensive and 'living statute, and one lullv “de
termined by Congress.” 'I lie hundred or more
violators oi Its acetous wlio are vet unaer In-
dlctmeut and awaiting trial,—some forty of
whom uro in tills dtv,—and their friends nml
allies, in ami out of Congress, ore hourly offer
ing prayers (or the success of their party asso
ciates in tiie promised effort to repeal these
laws “ by a rider to an Appropriation bill iu
But my purpose has been accomplished. I
sought only to revive the record of the facts,
and remind these gentlemen Unit “A He which
is all a He may bo mot mid fought with out
right.” Kespectfully yours,
Joun I. Davenport.
THE FIELD AND STABLE.
Veterinary Hygiene: LXIV., Causes of Catch
ing Cold—Preventing Colds.
jFVom Our Own ConetponAtnt.
Chicago, March B.—'Tlio causes of catching
cold are several. At iirst the same may bo
divided in external or exciting, and into inter
nal or predisposing causes. The former, again,
are of a different nature, and may bo
specified as consisting in sudden changes of
temperature, a damp atmosphere, and wet
surroundings in general: and exposure to
drafts or currents of air. To produce a cold,
the lirst-named external cause, a mere change
of temperature, unless very great and sudden,
Is seldom sullielont, except It bo that the animal
is uncommonly prepared or predisposed, by
being heated or perspiring, or by already ex
isting catarrhal or rbouinatio affections.
A disturbance of the activity of Uie skin
effected exclusively by a change of temperature,
is usually fallowed at oilco by a reaction or an
increased activity; and therefore is only of short
duration and of little consequence. As a morn
Important cause of catching cold than a change
of temperature, must bo considered on uncom
monly moist condition of the atmosphere, dump
fiurrrouudlngs in general, and especially wet
steeping places, because these diminish the per
spiration, disturb the electric relations of the
organism, and, acting continuously, do not ad
mit any reaction. Still more dangerous, how
ever, is exposure to drafts, or currents of air,
which, if striking the surface of the body, have
a chilling effect, and cause the soonest cooling.
As predisposing causes may he considered: (i)
A delicate eoubtituMou In general, effeminacy
produced by continued keeping in very warm
ami dose stables, nml clothing with blaukots,
etc. \ and (2) existing perspiration, or an uncom
mon degree of animal heat, caused by exercise
or labor. An animal heated by muscular exer
tions, and perspiring freely, is almost certain to
catch cold if tied, and allowed- to cool ut a place
where the atmosphere is damp, ami whore the
surface of Us body Is exposed to drafts, or cur
rents of air. Tim same will happen If au ani
mal used to being covered with blankets, or to
being kept la a warm stable, Is suddenly ex
posed to the chilling iutluonco of cola and
stormy weatner.
• Of lute U has become fashionable, especially
iu larger cities, to clip coach-horse* and buggy
horses ut the beginning or In the midst of win
ter, fur (bo purpose of giving them a neater,
trimmer appearance, and of facilitating groom
ing. Whether the first-named object is accom
plished or not, is exceedingly doubtful. What
a clipped burse bas gained in appearance by
looking more trim and neat, he certainly bss
lost more than double by Urn destruction
of the natural, distinct color, and the glossy
appearance of Ills cost of hair. . The grooming,
it is true, is facilitated; but the natural func
tions of tne skm have been disturbed, other or
gans, such as lungs, kidneys, etc., nave boon
overburdened,—and a great predisposition to
catarrhal and rheumatic diseases, or to catch
lug told., has been produced. Whether
the toiler grooming Is worth tlio price
paid for It. or not, I leave to otiu-rs to dedde.
Clipping i. 4 attended also by another disad
vantage os to tlio future appearance of,the
horse 5 It copies the new coat of Imlr to crow
coarscs thnUithc old one; mid. If repeated ser
cral years In,succession. It will giro to a blood
ed horse, which has naturally a lino, silky coat
of hair, nt least one ut the attributes of a coarse
animal of common slock, viz.: a coarse and hard
coat ol hair.
I'RUVBMTINO COf.PS.
Catching cold can ho prevented only by avoid-'
Ing the cxcitliigor oxlurnal causes,-mid by re
moving any'soedul predisposition that mnv
happen to exist. As to the latter, If, fur In
stance, an animal has become effeminated by
being used to n wnnnsuble, or to constant
covering with heavy blankets, the predisposition
Urns produced may bo removed bv gradually
and slowlv hardening and inuring the animal,
thus weakened, to exposure and Hardships.
If any animal bos caught- cold, the best and
simplest way to re-establish health Is to exclto
or to restore the disturbed or Interrupted func
tions of the skin, cither by external means,—
friction, rubbing, [refluent mid thorough groom
ing, steam-baths, covering with moist blankets,
etc., or by giving diaphoretics,—tea ot chamo
mile or elaor-flowers, certain antimony-prepara
tions, essential oils, spirituous liquors, etc.
Still, after catarrhal or rheumatic diseases have
developed, such a diaphoretic treatment cannot
any more bo expected to do much good, because
the morbid changes produced are nut removed
by exciting the akin to increased activity.
Vrtbiumauian,
WASHINGTON SOCIETY.
Kxodna of Legislators—Now York Attrac
tions—Gar. Oglesby nt Stewart's Last
Dinner—Lobby Clccroncs—The Solid South
Aker the Spoils—.Joo lUncklmrn vs. Sam
Randall—Clerk Adams Ready for Action—
The Corcoran Art-Oullory—Gents of Art
—The National Museum—Prof. llafrcl's
Management of tho Smithsonian—Fish*
Culture—An Old-Fnshloucd Shii<Mliik«-
A Colored Concert—Tho Sknting-flink—
Ohio KiVtorlftlnors—The Literary Society—
Mrs. Sprague's Taxes—Human Chess—Con
certs—The Chinese—ln|orocoaulo Canal-
Gen. Grunt—Mrs. Sartorls. .
Sprrfdl Cormvondrnte of The TVtfttms. ,
Washington, D. 0.. March 0.-r Tho memora
ble retreat of the French from tho field of bat
tle of Waterloo was eclipsed by tho exodus of
the Republican and many of the Democratic
Congressmen from this city after the final ad
journment of tbu Forty-fifth Congress. In
vain did the hotel-keepers have a suggestion In
serted In the 'morning papers that no rallcairo
would bo paid for tbu called session. It made
no difference to a set of men
WHO HAD FRRB PASSES IN THBIIt POCKETS,
nnd who longed to got away from here, even
for a few days. Many were nblo to pass a few
days at their homes, and others sought the fas
cinations of' New York, where tho - 11 Black
Crook” has been revived, and where Gilmore
gives masquerades In tho old Hippodrome
building. There Is no place more delightful
than New York to tho rural legislator, who finds
himself a greater lion there than hero at Wash
ington. Tito late A. T. Stewart was always
delighted when ho could obtain a Congressman
to grace bis Sunday state dinners, which were
frigid and formal beyond description. At the
very last one given Senator Oglesby was one of
the thirteen (unlucky number) at table, and it
was while exhibiting bis picture-gallery to bis
guests after dinner that
nsw tork’s merchant prince
was chilled by death. He sent a servant for bis
bat ail'd brent coat, apologizing fur the tempera
ture of tho gallery, but It was something more
than a cold room. When his guests bad de
parted ho took to hts bed, from which ho did
not rise. Stare then It has been noticed that be
fore “ Uncle Dick ” would sit down at a dinner
table be carefully counted tho number present.
TUB I.RADINO LOOBTI9T3
slipped over to Now York, where they ore now
showing the elephants, tigers, and little lambs
of that nlco.but naughty dty to the more inex
perienced members of the next Congress, and
thus sowing sued which thev hope will return to
them lu the shape of an aye or nay vote, as they
may need them during the comlngsesslou...
tub 80UD.aopxn,._. \
titownsil .QPs
They have carried the extra session, and they
propose to enjoy its fruits. They intend to
have the Jury law, the Election law, and one or
two other little legal provisions which Interfere
wim their “homo rule” wined from the stat
ute-book, and then they will graciously accept,
by way of apology for their having been enacted,
about two-thirds of the ofiiccs of the Senate and
of. the House. These places arc wanted' for
“geutlcmen, sir, of the first families In our
State, sir, who lust everything In the War but
their honor, elvl” and whose qualifications for
discharging the duties thereof never is thought
of. Distinguished Senators, p'bo bavo been
State Senators, and who carry largo gold-headed
caucs,*wlll accept tho messenger*’ places at 51,200
per annum, mid hire some Impecunious darkey
to take care of the committee-rooms under their
charge at $lO per month. All that now Is want
ing to secure their happiness Is to have
JEFF DAVIB ELECTED UNITED STATUS SENATOR
in the place of Bruce, who must somehow be
shoved one side. Then lut Joo Blackburn be
elected Speaker, and the Marine Bind, which
| has already stopned ploying “Hall Columbia”
I and “Marching Through Georgia,” will defiant
! ly strike up the “Bonnie Blue Flag” on all
state occasions. Blackburn lias headquarters at
Willard’s Hotel, mid bis friends dupeuso Ken
tucky hospitality; but
SAM ItANDAI.r. NEVER GIVES UP,
and ho has gone over to New York to get tho
active support of Tilden. Randall Is a cool,
long-headed politician, mid bo has nn excellent
hacker in George Adams, the Clerk of Die
House, whoso own ro-electlon bangs In tho bal
ance, and whose only hope of success Is based
on UumlaU’s re-election. If Randall gets Into a
tight place, Adams will see Uiathls roll of mem
bers Is made up accordingly, mid It may bo Umt
tho entire lowa delegation is left out in the cold.
TUB CORCORAN ART-GALI.ERT
Is the'daily resort of “ society ” nowadays,
when tho derout llomon Catholics and Episco
palians have to attend morning services. This
gallery was built mm endowed by Mr. Corcoran,
who amassed a fortune as Government banker
under the Democrats, it has a lino building,
well stocked with works of art, and an invested
fund fvblch yields .$J5,000 Income, which—after
the defrayal of expenses—U used for tho par
'chase of works of art. Among the
OEMS OF ART '
In the collection aro the original Powers’ “Greek
Slave,” that charming piece of sculpture;
Rafael's “Adoration oi the Shepherds;” (Je
rome's “Dead Ciosar;” Church’s “ View in tho
Andes;” Huullngtop’i “Mercy’s Dream;”
Zacd’s “Shalwpenru mid His Friends;” Avy
Shelter's “Charlemagne Bewailing Ills Dead
Son;” Cole’s “Departure mid Return;” l.out
ze's - “Milton X’laylug the Organ Before Crom
well;” Sally’s portrait of Jackson,' and Miss
Stuart's copy of her father’* portrait of Wash
ington. Then there aro bronzes, porcelain, Ho
man relics, armor, and many other rare and
valuable articles.
TUN NATIONAL MUSEUM,
which Government will soon build on the Smith
sonian grounds, will bo another attraction here.
The basis of Uio collection exhibited will be tho
exhibits of foreign Governments at tho Phila
delphia Exhibition, which limy donated *to the
United Slates, but which have remained boxed
up lu a building used before the War as au
armory far the volunteer militia, The adjacent
Smithsonian collection already contains u won
derful collection illustrating tho daily life of tho
American Indians before the settlement of tho
Europeans. Some of the smaller spear-heads,
knives, sklnnlng-tools, arrow-beads, etc., have
been reproduced In fac-slmllo for exchanges
with foreign mid home collectors.
PROF. UAIRD’B EFFICIENCY
is already manifest at tho Smithsonian. Those
uortluns of the building which hts predecessor.
Prof. Henry, had economically used for bis resi
dence. are now occupied by the officials of the in*
•tUullon. The museum Is kept clean uml In
order. Tho system of exchanges Instituted by
Vuttemaro, the French ventriloquist, is lu ad
mirable working order, a fid ft would gladden
Smithson’s heart could ho sco tho good use that
Is Delug made of his legacy.
, TUB FISHERY COMMISSION,
which also Is under the charge of Prof. Baird,
U accomplishing wonders. Congress gave him
liberal appropriations. Including $1.1,000 for tlm
construction of a fish-batching steamer, lu
which tho cgg% can be taken, bateh.ud, mid
speedily distributed. Prof. Baird’s present de
sire Is to restore the cod-fisberlcs which pied to
exist oil the coasts of the Now England and
Middle States, lie has ascertained that tha'
lower strata ot water as far south as Cape Hat
terusare cold enough for tho codfish to. thrive
lu. mid he expect* to have such abundant auo
plius of fish on our own coast tlmttbu Canadians
will not bo able to demand extortionate prices
for tbu ueo of their fishery grounds. But Uio
Professor is discouraged about
TUN FOTOMAO FISHERIES,
I which cannot, he says, bo restored to their
1 former abundance so long us the fishermen aro
permitted loose all kinds nr ««*. .
!iy nlibl, KumArs wVpkihv. 1 m l .' l ? >"J
all. ’I bn ot
l0 »"t. “"'I Alcxamlrla nro i.iiliVi.fi'.
ttllll llidrrctn.u coal tar, wlnio i ! "Wi*
tills city cmilrlliulo to lliollllhy ronihi '”? »<
wntor. To remedy tills ilicro mn.H ,1,1“
laws mused by Congrpas mid hr the i r nircnt
lures ot Meryl.iml and Vlrcinla. * ' Lc lllsli-
A!T OUM-ASIIIONED SIIAn yiitrr
Is to bo Given gttor the reasscml,n„c of r.
cress." A new steamer Is to bn Hi i c “»-
rolomnc, between boro ami New °''i I?*
fn« • >n eommencos her rccnlar ffi i", 1, b '"
but sdlcct party will bo Invited
down lo ilih Whim Home IlshlS >w
fallcst ol the sban enuebt will bo 2 f 1| »
abroad out on seasoned oak blanks „hi ? n ' J i
feet enu.ro, amt secured b? .iiK.’mni ut
planks aro Ikon sot up at a sllcht «,,.?>• 11,0
n roaring bard-wood lire and if ned i, sVm”" 1
every for moments, mull tlio g
ben eachi guest Is given a plank,
bo senta hlmae f, wllb a Holla and fork , m 1
bread, and a oall-und-oeppcr pot. The lift? 1
of t in flsli aro simply delicious, and Kl 1
cd down wllb a class of clmmpagnilES
adlßli Hint no cbef do cnlslne lin rlv? v*'
Unit ilnnclng Is out ot order, on account n’t r. "
t musical entertainments ore IbeordcrSlul-a." 1 ’
- mid tbo boat or these clvcn thus far was by dIT
TUB COUHIBU OUUUCIt CIIOIB ’
:nt St. Luke’s I’roteslnnt Episcopal (w.
Jlrs. Ilnyes was among Iho nudlcnec, with i f"
’ “ delegation ot dlpliimats and Northern neff
llic prltna donnn, Mrs. Sellka, posse.,”, K
1 ol crept range and eonmass: and the entbrlh 05
arc enlllrated vocalism. The program™ i," r
I varied, and there were many encores/S,?
1 cpncrocatlon In the city co’uld turnlsb inch J
; choir from among lln own members. The™/
TIB SKATINO-niKir,
where crowds of nil ages and both »i..
umldlJi. about on rallur-ikata o«r”njS2
of polished asphalt. Tho daughters of «n,- 5?
ward Thornton. SenatorMltclioll. l)|,tHrtSuJ? 1 '
nay HMtllo, itml Hocretur Enru are pronmiS
I he, best skaters among the fair sex, while ft u
Impossible to distinguish among the icorwir
gentlemcu who distinguish tISmsSwTW
Ico.” It seems strange to talk about coin*,
skating now that we have spring nnchSi*
( .strawberries and sohmage, hut the serin" of
,1s not .that.rosy-footed goddess uf wbern Ur
Thomson sang, crowned with buds mid btni
soms, whoso breath is ethereal mildness C.
wheezy dame In a fog-colored ulster amW
shoes, who holds up her umbrella with one hmi
and her draggled skirts with the oilier. u
TUB OHIO IIRADQUAtITCHS
,nt the house of Stanley Matthews during th*
past accsuu have been verv enjoyable Si«
Matthew*, a stutely lady, has lUe eauiouh,!'
teiuperanue view* an Mrs. Hayes, altliomrh \ir
Matthews. Ifko the President, docs not olTlect in
a good glass of wine. But with this esccntion
their dinner-parties ami evening entertainments
have been secoml to none. Now Uicv bans
made their exit, mul enter his successor (a the
Senate, the Hon. George Pendleton, known in
society ns “Gentleman George.” Ills accom.
pllsbert wife la a sister of the lamented l'hin D
. Barton Kov. who.was shot hy Sickles, mid the Is
a lady of rare accomplishments. They have a
daughter, and tholr niece, Mias Key. is an Iq.
mate of their family.
THE LITBRAUr SOCISTT
met Inst night at the house of diaries Hoffman
Law Librarian of Congress, ns Mrs. Ualitgrcn Is
about to leave for her summer retreat on South
Mountain. She' is a lady of distinguished lit
erury ability, who came hero whoa her father
uov. Samuel Vinton, was a Whig Hcprcsenta
tlvo in Congress from Ohio, and she has since
passed much of tier life here. Her llrst Imsbnul
wav Mr. Goddard, and her socoml Admiral
'iMhlgron. She has had for years a claim boron:
: Congress oakltifc compensation for the Admiral's
discoveries in cannon-founding, but somehow
sho has-never made much headway. Oatho
other baud
MRS. KATR CHASE BPIUO&C,
with the powerful aid of Conkllng and other
friends, has carried through Congress a clause
in an appropriation bill, which releases her sub
urban home lust north of the city, known as
“Edgewoofl,”from oayk toxes and charges, and
exempts It from taxes henceforth, so long as U
shall be owned by one of Chief-Justice Chase's
descendants. This has caused much talk, and
it shows what a handsome, well-cducatcd, and
!(iUractivu woman cau do. Hard-hearted Senators
liml obdurate Representatives wilted before
Conkllng’s appeal, and'sliO'cameoft triumphant.
She has three children, the eldest of whom, a
bright boy, U being educated iu Germany. As
tor her husband, yio little ex-Qovcrnor, hclslu
Rhode .Island endeavoring tonutoroUiosliat*
UcfbdioxUJliosoX.tJio Sprague family.
p ‘ ‘JA. OAMB OF CHESS
Is to bo the society sensation. A large chess
;board will bo painted on the floor of the hall,
and on this ladies and gentlemen, dressed so as
to somewhat resemble chess-men, will bo moved
about or taken away by two stalwart ushers.
The game will bo pluyeu at a tabic by two gen
tlemen, who will direct the ushers bow to move
tho pieces. Senator Carpenter's lair Honda
daughter, Miss Lillian, will be the lender of the
-.white pawns, and Woodbury Blair will lead the
red pawns. Much amusement Is auticlpatcd.
Wo have bad a public reading by
A OHANDDAtfOUTEU OP BX-PRBSIDSKT TTLIR,
Miss Qoodwyn. Her matcrual grandfather, it
will be remembered, was a noted actor named
Cooper, ami she has evidently inherited coniid
enable urnnmtlc talcrtt. Her rendition of David
Oopperlleld's wooing elicited prolonged ae
plnuso. Wdhemj is to give us another coa
eort to-morrow night, aided by Teresa Car*
renoi and ouTuesday night we are to bear MUi
Bailie Itebc'r.
TRB CHINESE LEGATION
have been very quiet since the action of Con
gress on the bill to so amend the Hurllnganie
treaty os to restrict Immigration. They are ail
studi lug Eubllhli, and It Is getting to bo quite
tin* fashion for iadlea to call on them atm prac
tice “ lallccc, talkco.” They always have a
supply of hot, delicious tea, which is sorred n
delicate porcelain cups, und they are cxcesslreiy
gracious. They are ‘‘coached” by D. U.uart
lett, who was for raauy years a newsosoer cot
respondent hero, whoso sister was marncdDf
Yung Wiugwhcii ho was being educated In Lon
neeticut. Tim Japanese have os their mentor
0. Lsmnan, who has written some books in ms
day, but he pas no diplomatic rauk, as Barnett
has-
WE HATH HAD A BO.VAPAUTB AMONG OS,
Lieut. Lucian Napoleon Bonaparte Wyae, whose
father was an Irish diplomat, and whoso niouar
was a daughter of Lucien Bonaparte, Nauoiton»
second brother. He Is in the French
has spout eight years on the Isthmus of Darien,
endeavoring to discover a feasible route for *
Interoccunle ship caual. Our (Jovermncot ha
also surveyed several chutes, ami Licuu »>J
came hero to request the attendance o- aut
gates to represent the United titutes
tcrnatlonal Conference which Is to be' “d *
Paris on the 15th of May. tieendnry ™ u ™,y*. o “
hod two long lutervlows with him,.»«}}* II dt
tall CommodoreAmmon and tapt. hclfluM ,
attend.. As they are now on duty ! In id«««ji
lerrauean, this will require but slight e*P c '
tore. Lessupa, the builder of the ducz
is inuchJntcrcsted lathis project, mid «-
it ns feasible. Geu. Grant was at J a !?v
dined to accept the Presidency of a; S "j
with a capital of «la3.(WO,UOJ, but ,l fi
that ho-has abandoned the idea. Speak „
Goa. Grant reminds me Disc
NELLIE GRANT SAIITORIS
Is living very,quietly In England * lt, J
turn! and thole son. Slid Hope, non
porsuado nor failier-10-law to wine hi. »Uj »
this country, to sco her sister,
Uullcr, at bar homo In Western
Mrs. Ssnorls will always ho war“Jr'hood
In Washington, whoro slio Brew Iron cwmȣ
into womanhood, ami whoro she a ,3 11 l rr lt
Codld Uio people ol Washbrntoa elect Iho let.
President, their undoubted choice woum
Goa. Uraut*
TUB COMING WEEK
will witness a deal oi hutton-holloß
ItlgulUK amons the Uoratwrals owe l jj« m
o(Gm Senate und House. Q ua a .. r rico
out of the question, but Urn has
that a man can rouder tho Democrat c |
great weight. , juto*
A T.tr* on • Wager*
Sutro Uhl /«dewn««. j 0(«•
The moat foolish bet that wo ovtr near
that made last Sunday morn bl. e? sinbjcl
Hliaw’a saloon, on {■’ orcnce whisky
Hall, Uiat be could drink.on quart ol j r | oli iu«
within dvo minutes. Hall bod been lM
a eood deal durlni: the 11,8
limn u( heltlnit •™ e * b “. , h fcS,|Jno ••‘""f
sum bet was only *11), which h>ct am A
tho coudltluuof llio man’s mind si w Ul «
quart measure was procured »nu “
brim with whisky, tho <l“allty ”l LU ’ c ,, ( ,a11r
nose, was about Uw same as mat c j, ul
served In mining’towns •" .‘“•“[fi ««! wltboat
tho measure HI minor >•> u * "'“.“ji t „ me dress,
taking It Irom b s mouth drunk J 11• licflK , ri sp-
Ucfora a minutebad passed ho lt [ „ 00t5
uuroutlydcftdV widlo couuu , f s tll » a fcDUCs
removal to liU, lodulntf h ““y*Ss/ , {mttw 1 *
Dr. Urterly Hf oa •ummonwl “ lU J‘j rc j rcsulu.
tri?eu,l>nt ,vrftuoitt yroducUu, J| l ~ lllC mails
A atoiSSfcfibiip w» Uten
m.S SS!o iflU
■from him. Jottiwwaljon ul . lll(J uirff£
uml hU sulTurluK* bccutno Itiieo*o* j* do
thins from the Inlluniniathm ''”j "J'lnuwHJ
* uJ ‘ ll,ll
miuuica.

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