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GEN. GRANT. Cordial Reception of tho Ex-Pre«ident at Bombay, British India, CietU if (he CoTernmcnl—Feted b, Encllthmen 88l Katlrei—Life In the BnniealoiTS. CarreiotnAtnce fit to York FUrnlA, Bombay, Feb. 17.—M noon on Fob. 12 our position was latitude 13 deg. 05 min. north, longitude CD deg. S 3 min. cast. Wo wore scud* ding along at cloven knots an hour, ami In tho morning would see Bombay. Tho sea Locarno a dead calm, and tho morning brought with It a purple haze, which flushed the horizon, mid It was after a time and by shading tho eyes from the sun that wo could manage to trace tho lino of tho hills and know that this was tho coast of India. Our departure from Europe had been so sud* den that wc had no Idea that even our Consul at Bombay know of our coming. All arrange ments were made to go to a hotel and from thence make our journey; but tho Vcnotla had scarcely entered the harbor before wo sow evi dences that the General was expected. Ships In .harbor were dressed with flags, and at the wharf was a large crowd—soldiers, natives, Europeans. As wo passed tho English flagship 0 boat came alongside with on officer representing Admiral Corbett, welcoming the General to India.' In a few minutes came another buat bearing Copt. Frltb, tho military aid to Sir ’ Richard Temple, Governor of the Presidency o( 1 Bombay. Capt. boro a Jotter from the Governor welcoming the General to Bombay, and offering him tho use of the Government House at Malabar Point. Capt. Frith expressed tho regret of Sir Richard (lint he could not ho In Bombay to meet Gen. Grant, but duties con nected with the Afghan war kept him In Sind. The Consul, Mr. Farnhara, also came with a delegation of American residents, and welcomed the General and parly. LANDING IN INDIA. At 9 o’clock In the morning the last farewells vore spoken, wo took our leave of the many kind and pleasant friends wo had made on the Vcnctia, and went on board the Government yacht. Our landing was at the Apollo Bunder _the spot where the Prlnco of Wales landed. The tides io the harbor are high, and there were stone stops over which the sea had been wash ing. As wo drew near tho shore there was an Immense crowd lining the wharf and a company of Bombay volunteers in line. As the General ascended the steps ho was met by Brlg.-Gen. Aitcheson, commanding tho forces; air Francis Boater, Commissioner of Police; Mr. Grant, the Municipal Commissioner; and Cut. Sexton, commanding tho Bombay Volunteers,—all ol whom gave him a hearty welcome to India. The volunteers presented arms, the hand played oar national air, ond the General, amid loud chccra from the Europeans present, walked alowly with uncovered head to the slate car riage. Accompanied by Capt. Frltb. who rcj>- rcecutcd the Governor, and attended by an es cort of native cavalry, tho General and party made off to Malabar Point. OBN. GRANT’S POMIUt RBBJDBNCB. Our home In Bombay Is nt tin* Government House, on Malabar I’olnt, in the suburbs of the city. Malabar Point (s an edge of the Island of Bombay jutting out Into tbo Indian Ocean. Where the bluff overlooks tbo waters It Is 100 feet bleb. It is difficult to describe n residence like Goveruroent House on Malabar Point. Architecture Is simply a battle with tbo sun. Tbo house Is a group of houses. An you drive in the grounds through stone cates that remind you of the porter's lodges nt some stately English mansions you passthrough an avenuo of mango trees, past beds of flowers throwing out their delicate fragrance on the warm morning air. You come to a one-storied house surrounded with spacious verandas. There is a wide state entrance covered with red cloth. A guard Is at the foot, a irntwe guard wearing the English scarlet, on his shoulders the number indicating the regiment. You pass up the stairs, a lino of servants on either ■side. The servants are nil Mohammedans*, the? wear long scarlet gowns, with white turbans; on the breast Is a belt, with an Imperial crown for on escutcheon. They salute you with the grave, submissive grace of the East, touch* Ing the forehead ami bending low the bend, In token of welcome and duty. You enter iWinll and pass between two rooms.—large, high, dec orated In blue and white.—ana look out upon the gardens below, the sea beyond, ami the tow ers of Bombay. One of these rooms Is the fjtato dining-room, large enough to dine fifty people. The other is the State drawing-room. Tnls house Is only used lor ceremonies, for meals, and receptions. 1 TUB BLBBPINO AND DWELLING DOOMS. . You pass for 100 paces under a covered wav over a path made of cement and stone, through. flower-beds and palm-trees, mid come to an other house. Hero are the principal bedrooms and private chambers. This also la one story high, and runs down to the sea, so that yon can stand on a balcony and throw n biscuit into the white surf as It combs the shore. These arc Hits apartments assigned to Gen. Grant and his wife. There arc dratVlng-rooms, ante rooms, chambers, the walls high, the Hours covered with rugs and coo] matting. As you pass In, servants, who are sitting crouched around on the floors, rise up and bend the head. You note a little croup of shoes at the door and learn that In the East custom requires tdoso in service to uusll;>- per themselves before entering the house of a master. Another hundred paces and you come to another bouse, with wide verandas, somewhat larger thaa the General’s. These arc the guest chambers, and hero u part of our party reside. Still further on is another house, and hero the writer finds a home, ami as he sits nt Urn table writing these Hoes he looks out of the open door, shaded by a palm tree, and secs the white ■ surf as it breaks over the rocks, uml hears its drawer, moaning, unending roar. Ills now the coolest winter weather, remark ably cool for Bombay. Every window and every door Is open, and even my summer garments arc warm, ami, when weary with the heat. I throw down pen and walk out under the palm trees, and took nt tbo surf and woo the breezes that come over tbo sens from Persia, and throw myself upon the loungo-and dip into one of the books plied about,—books about Indian his tory, religion, caste,—which 1 have found in the library, and In which lam trying to know something of this nucleut anil wonderful land. BUItOPBAN LIFE IN INDIA. So far as beauty is concerned.—beauty of an Indian character with as much comfort us is possible in lllndoslnn,—nothing could bo more attractive than our homo on Malabar Point. We •re the guests of the (J over nor, and the honors of bis house are done by dipt. Firth ami dipt. Kadcllffe, of the army, two accomplished young ofllcers, thu last representatives of tbo lout type ot Dm English soldier mid gentleman, Wo take our meals In the state dining room, nod when dinner is over* wo stroll over to the General's bungalow and sit with him on the veranda looking out on the sen,— alt late into the night, taking about India, and home, and alt the strange phases of this civilization. .Mrs. Grout seems to enjoy every moment of the visit, more esjmcluUr as we are to have a week's mail on Wednesday, ami the steamer never brooks its word. .Mr. Po rte (& in Hue spirits imd health, all things consid ered, ami has surprised us in the virtue of early rising. All manner of plans are proposed to in duce Mr. Borlo to throw lustre upon the expedi tion by destroying a tiger and currying home u trophy of bis prowess to Philadelphia, hut be steadily declines these importunities, taking tlm high-minded ground that lie has never had a misunderstanding with a tiger in his life, and docs not propose now lo cultivate the resent ments of the race. Tim attentions paid to tlm Genera) and his party by the people of Bombay have been bo marked and continuous that most of our tlmo bus been taken up In receiving and acknowl edging them. BtIiVANTS IN INDIA. Indian life, as far as 1 can scu it, is almnly u life at Government Hunsu on Malabar I'ulot. NYhal you nuto lu tho arrangemuut of a house like this is thu number of servant* neccHsarv lo its order. There is a minute division of Ulmr and a profusion of laborers. When 1 began lids paragraph it was my intention to say bow many servants waited on me for Instance In my own modest bungalow. But the culrula tlon is beyond me. .At my dour Micro is aiwuvs onu waiting, a comelv, olive-tinted fellow, with a melting dark eye. If 1 more across thu room he follows with noiseless sten to anticipate mv wishes. If 1 sit down to read or writu I am conscious of a prea euce as of a shadow, and 1 look uo uiuf seu him at my shoulder or looking in at thu window awaiting a summons. If I look out of my bed chamber window toward tlm ocean 1 seu below another native in a blue gown with a vullow tur ban. Hu wears a Pudge with a uumlier. Ho 1* a I ollcemun, and guards ihu rear of thu bunga low. If 1 venture acrovs Mm road to look in upon some of my friends a servant comes out of the shade of tho tree with an umbrella, ills duty Is to keep oil the suu. You cannot post from house to bouse without a procession form* lug around you, C't.BAlt TUB WAT FOR TUB OBNBRAL. The General stroilod over a few minutes ago with some letters (or t!io post, end as t saw him coming it was n small procession,—a scarlet servant running ahead to announce biro, other scarlet servants In train. If you go out at night toward the Government House for dinner, one in scarlet stands up from under n tree with a Isnlctu and pilots you over a road as clear y marked ns your own door-sill. in the early morning, os you float from the land of dreams Into the land o! deeds, your first conscious ness is of n presence leaning over your •couch, with coffee or fruit or some Intimation of morning* 'if you go driving, servants In scarlet cluster about your carriage, and in the General's case there is always a guard of native horsemen. If vou could talk with your natlvea you might gain'some curious information. But thev know no English, mid your onlv method Is pantomime. This constant attention, curious nt first, becomes, especially to eager Americans taught to help themselves In most of the offices of life, oppressive. But there la no help for it. 1 went Into Mr. Borlo’s room last evening, and found him quite disconsolate over n native who was creeping around him, tearing his buttons nml trying to put him in order.' Air. Boric in every key and intonation waa trying to tell the native Unit he did not want him, that ho could manage Ids-buttons unaided. 1 tried to help him out, bub my knowledge of the dialect was scarcely comprehensive enough to help a Irlend in an emergency. There was no resource but to how to fate. In the evening, thanks to tho offices of Cant. Frith. Mr. Boric added to Ids knowledge of tongues tho Illndostan phrase for “lot mo alone." Since then there Ima been comparative peace in “Tiger Hall," which is tho name wo have given to Air. Boric’s bungalow. INDIA* BUH9HINI. Wc live in sumptuous fashion. There Is (he over-presoot sea, the shading trees, tho walks, the perfume of thu (lowers scenting tho air,— the beautiful bay, which reminds you of Naples. In the early morning and the evening you are permitted to go out and rldo or stroll. When the sun la un:vou must remain indoors. Wo have had our own experiences of the sun at homo, and you cannot understand the terror which ho inspires in India. An hour or two ago tho Colonel came Into mr bunga low. mul as ho passed to Ids own 1 strolled with him, perhaps a hundred paces, without putting on my helmet. One of our friends of tho staff,who happened to at the door, admonished me in the gravest manner of the dancer that 1 had Incurred. “ I would not," lie sold, “have done that for a thousand rupees. You have no idea how treach erous the sun is here. Even when the breeze is blowing, you must not, oven for an instant, al low your head to bo uncovered. The conse quences may attend you through life." This morning the General went out on horseback for n spin through the cuuntrv, accompanied by Sir Francis Boater, Capt. Frith, and Col. Grant. Beven was the hour named—** because,” said Sir Francis, “we must bo Homo before 0. in India we dare not ttdlo with the sun." OBKBMONIB9 AND BNTBRTAINMBKT9. The mail leaves this afternoon for England, and 1 find that 1 have much to say about Bom bay mid the General’s stay. On Friday evening ho visited tho hall of tho Volunteer Corps, and was received by Col. Sexton. The bull-room whs profusely decorated with flags—the Ameri can flag predominating. On Saturday, at 2, ho visited Dossabhoy Monvanjce, u Pursco mer chant. Tho reception was most cordial, tho ladles of tho family decorating tho General and I party with wreaths ol Jessamine flowers. 1 In the afternoon ho drove to tho Byculla Club, lunched and looked at the mens. In the evening there was a stole , dinner at tiio Government House, with forty- I eight guests. The Government band played I during dinner. Tho member of Council, the Hon. dames Gibbs, who represents tiie Govern or, was in the chair. At tho close of the din- i tier he proposed the health of thu General, who arose amid loud cheering, mid said that ho was now carrying out a wish lie had long entertained of visiting India nml the countries of the ancient world. Ills reception in Bombay ; had been most gratifying. The cordiality of tiie people, the .princely hospitality of the Governor, the kindness of tho members of tho household, nil combined to make him feel the sincerity of the welcome. It was only a con tinuance of the friendliness ho had met In Eu ropp, mid which was especially grateful to him because it Indicated a friendly feeling toward his own country. In this spirit he accepted it, for ho knew of nothing lit all that would go further toward insuring peace to all nations, mid with ncaco mid blessings of civilization, than n perfect understanding between Englishmen mid Americans, the Sgreat English-speaking nations of the world. The General said ho hoped he might sea Ids hosts In America. He would be most happy to meet them und return the hospi tality he bod received. lie was sorry bo could not sco Sir Richard Temple, tho Governor of Bombay, of whom ho had hoard n groat deal, mid whom ho was noxious to meet. But be would ssk them to join with him In drinking the health of tho Governor. This sentiment was drunk with nil tho honors. The dinner was finally served, nml after dinner the General and guests strolled about on tho veranda, smok ing or dialling, looking out on tho calm und murmuring ocean that rolled ot their feet and thu lights of the city beyond. There was a lunch eon with Sir Mlchafcl B. Westropp, Chief-Jus tice of Bomba)*. Sunday was spent quietly at homo. Tiffs afternoon the General visits a Pursco female school, interesting as an evidence of the efforts of tho Parsecs to introduce edu cation among their females. Mrs. Grant will visit thu missions.' At -1 tho General will go on iioard the Kuryalus, the flagship of the British Indian squadron, to visit Admiral Corbett. )n his return bo goes to tho University. In die evening there Is another state dinner dorernmmit House, to moot thu high officials it the Bombay Government. After thu dinner Hie leading native merchants mul citizens will ittcnd a levee. To-morrow the General leaves for Allahabad und the provinces of Bengal. THE WEATHER. Omen ov Tim Chief Signal Omcnii, Washington, D. C., March 25—1 o. ni.—lndi cations: For Tennessee ami Ohio Volley, partly cloudy nnd cloudy weather, with frequent light rain, southerly winds, stationary or higher tem perature, uml falling barometer, followed In the west portions by rising barometer and north west winds. For the Lower Lake region, increasing cloudi ness, followed by ruin, warm southeast, veering to southwest, winds, ami lower pressure. For the Upper I.nko Region ami Upper Mis sissippi Valley, cloudy weather, with light rain, followed bv clearing weather, warm southeast veering lo'coldcr northeast winds, and .rising barometer. Fur tlm Missouri Valley, clearing weather, cold northwesterly winds, and rising barometer. Cautionary signals continue ut Duluth, Marquette, Kscanuba, and are ordered for Mil waukee and See. 1, Chicago, Grand iluyeo, and Sec. 3. LOCAL OHSXKVATfONS. , ■ Ciiuuqo, March Tun*. | Il'tr. jTAr //w.| tflniJ. 7d. tin, \ tfeather c;f.a k. m. 30.033 an na a a .... .ciumjy. lisSK a. in. ; :hi. mo is 6tl 18 4 Fair. atnu p. m. an.onu, 61 b.i 8 ;i ... . cloudr. 3:63 p. m. ito.iu* 61 63 8. a... 7 Clomiy. U;tO ». in. 3H.U47 47 in 8 4 Cloudy. lUilHp. ni.l2ii.onl 4«l 03 lb a Iciuudy. ’’Maximum, 63s minimum. 33. fllNKßil. lilltXHVATtOita. cmoAoo. Marchaa-ioiinp.m. .itaHunt. Bar.iihr. Il'/nd. /fain, H'eutMr. Albany mu 8 3« N. W.,brt»k ....^Cloudy. Aljicnt 30.10 22 8., brisk .. .i.... Cloudy, lioiMMmy..,. ML3O 60 Clear. liurtalw 3u.it) 27 H.W..Ken Clear. Cairo vn.nu no B.,frc*l> .'..Cloudy. Cheyenne. ~3a03 60 N.W., frerti 'Clear. ( 1i1cuc0...... so.ui 46 H., L’CUtlo iClomly, Ui-viuaiid.... :«i.m 32 K.,fresh Cloudy.' mvi'iinurt... 2».m 48 S. frnh Cloudy. iciivrr 30.03 «j W., penile ciouay. ice Mulu**.. 2i«.i)U &3 8., penile Lt. rain. stroll ;uM3 32 K., gcnile .Cleir. iixlprClty... 2».M ft;l N., ueulle -Clear. niluih.Mbm •n.su in) N.K., ficn.. ,m i.t. ralo. :rlo uo. ih, 33 Clear. ;«c»uab».. .. .M.irj :i3 8. K., freali...... Cloudy, 'oriuiluou., 2u,hi 70 s„ ireth |Knlr. Gritud llaveu umou' 40 b. It., fresh ......ICiundy, Indl»iiaixjlli.i3'>.u»; 47 8, K.. Ireih Cloudy. Keokuk .30.71) ;.2 b., freah. .. .Ol!l.l. ratu. La Cruise.... UiMbil r>o rt., Irr*U Cloudy. Luafenworth -mwt' »iv W., gentle 1.uuUv111e....;30.01' 61 B. K., B«u.. ......'Cloudy. Madison vu.hoi s«i s.,fresh Cloudy. Marquette ... 36 8. K.. fresh I.t. snow. Memphis .30.01 M h. I-:., fresh .16 Fair. Mllwauxeo... 2t).hH' 41 8, K., fresh 'Cloudy. Nashville ...,,au,o.V M 8. K., pen : (Hear. New Orleans. 30. U i>4 b.h.,uenile Clear. Norlh t'lsite. au.ftul 4i) N., Iltflil ....'Clear. Omaha ~20.(17) 6i) Cloudy, Oswccu if‘» 36 N. K., IlKht Ichmdy. I'einldoa 20.631 36 N. W.,froth 'Clear. Fluuliu, Nev.. ao.irt 66 N.W.jrciU Il'lear. IMmourtf ...."ju.l6! 38 K. t light clear. Port Hurou.. 30. i:,| so H.K., gen ...linear. Kochusier.... i 3". 36 23 W.,gentle dear. Bsciamrblo., 3».|3> (j 6 h., gentle. ,( .Cigar. hall l.o*eClty:«i. ill 67 N.W,,«fn..Clear. haudutky 30.»3i 34 H. F..lieih Cloudy, haiiFraiii:lsgu,3o. m< on W.,fresh Clear. Buruvci>ort... 2“). !*Bi 70 8. fresh cluar. hi. 1.UU15..... 2U.hk: Mi b.. fresh Cloudy. hi. i'aiil... . 20.60' 46 8. K.,veo.. .11 Cloudy. Toledo 130.10, 37 8. K.. K«n Cloudy. Vlcksbur«.... 1 wi.07 tw §., fresh Unoir. VlfrfliiUCliy. ;2w,7a' W) W. t brisk Clear. Winptoiiucca 30.17; M H.W., fresh Fair. Wuku- !2u.w2 48 8.W.. fresh 'Clear. •lon .IrlThrsoti'a Z'ouoe. Mr. Joseph Jefferson, during ids recent visit to his Onuigo Grovu (Lu.) Plantation, has beeir actively euguged in applying to practice » cherished theory—tb»t every country possesses euflleicnt material for its own fences, fie act to work to ■ prove it, by erecting for each aide of bis fence THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: WEDNESDAY MARCH 20.' 1879-TWELTE PAGES. sods three feet In width, divided Into five layers, at an angle of 75 degrees. The soil from ho* neat (lie sod exactly fill* the snare between (ho erected soda, leaving a throe-foot ditch on each side. On tho tup of this soa-and-ioll fence, which Is four and a half feet at the base and three feet high, ho plants cuttings of the Mucart* noy rose, which are protected by a panel of boards. This fence, while within the reach of ever? man who will shoulder his spade and work, possesses the of an Impassable barrier, of permanence. 14! not needing repairs, of drainage, and of being a most beatlfal ornn* meat. Mr. Jefferson will soon hove Inclosed a section of bis plantation containing 8,000 acres, and at onc-lmlf the cost of a stake fence. With* out being ovcrsamruinc as to Us rapid odnption, we feci safe In saying (but It is the most cconoin leal and useful fence In the Souther States, and destined to cornu into genera) use. PHIZE-FIGUTERS. The noys with Small llrnins tint Tremen dous Muscles J.eavn Philadelphia for Can ada, to Have » lllg llnttlc. Bptctnl Diipateh to The Trfßuns. Philadelphia, March So.—There Is a quiet buzz of satisfaction lu pugilistic circles, for there are prospects of an old-fnsbioried prize* light to*motiow, with at least one ol the com batants tho hero of ninny a hard-fought battle. Tho matter Is kept very quiet, and dcllnllo In formation is given only to those who are to visit Canada to witness the contest, which Is to de cide whether'Arthur Chambers or .John Clark Is tho better man-batterer. John Clark it was upon whom tbu New Jersey Judge pro nounced the sentence of eighteen months’ Im prisonment In the State Prison at Trenton. Clark’s companions In tho trial and subsequent Imprisonment were 11 Jim ” Wecden, whose sec ond he was, Samuel Collier, Stephen Cochran, and “ Fiddler” Nuary. The cause of It all was tho terrible prize-fight between Wecden and Walker at Bonneville, for $250. Walker died from tho effects of his beating, uml then outraged Jersey justice awoke and took charge of the living principal and the accessories. No sooner had Clark dbffed his stripes atid reap peared In Philadelphia than ho entered on a right jolly spree, recovering from which ho went at onco at his old trlcka. He keeps a low saloon on Filbert street, above Eleventh, where resort tho people to whom the developed nmsclo of a prize-fighter Is ,tlic very finest thing In tho world. Clark got up for himself a sparring benefit at tbo International Theatre, and when tho sparring whs over he hoastlngly remarked that ho would tight any man for any money less than SI,OOO at 1 130 pounds weight. Billy Edwarda took up tho challenge In behalf of “an unknown,” and Clark went Into training. Fionlly tho “un known” was named ns Jack King, an English lad who had dono good work with hard gloves, and who easily trained to the required weight. Pretty soon It-began to appear na If the whole affair was only a dodge to work up sparring-benefits, for the benefits came thick and fast, and the boys were making a good deal of money. A week was sot. aside lor a sparring-tournament nt the Grand Central Theatre. But hero tho Mayor Interfered, be cause there was too much bard-liittlng be ing done. Indeed, n few of tho sparrers dropped nil pretense of (giving light blows, and struck out from the shoulder in a way* that scut tho bloou Hying, and discolored the eves of some of the gentlemen Intimately concerned. Then came the arrest, trial, and acquittal of Chambers, Clark, ami King on tnu charge of conspiring to light a prize battle, and then for u time there was a lethargy with the listic fraternity. All inis happen ed so recently that lb Is uot necessary to recall it,—only to put tho facts of the pending engagement before the readers. Out of all this turmoil came some pretty bad feeling between Clark and Chambers. King, after being acquitted, left tho dtv, saying Phila delphia “wa’n’t never no good no way,” and Hie blood between Chambers mid Clark grew warmer ami warmer. Chambers is a linger short on hts left hand, and when It was pro posed that ho should assume tho ploco In the proposed conflict left‘Vacant by tbo ab sence of Jack King, it was agreed that he should be allowed ts wear a light glove on that hand, urn), under thorn 'conditions, an agreement to light on the 27th of tills month (to-morrow) at 123 pounds for SI,OOO a side was drawn and signed, the light to lako place In Canada. The money, or sufficient of lb to satisfy the fighters, was put in the hands of a well-known man of this cltv. mid on Thurs day Chambers, who hud been In training for some time, lull this city, In company with his trainer, Billy Edwards, for Canada. Clark, with his trainer, left on Inst Sunday night, and the few sporting men who think It worth while to travel so far to see the battle loft Inst evening. It Is not Just clear where the men will meet, but It Is supposed it will bo somewhere, near Buffalo. The location, however, Is a secret from all but the principal people concerned. TALMAGE. Itecltnl of Ills Groat Act ns the Christian nt Work In a X’rlnting-Oillco, a Giving of It lo Ills Partners—Tho Other Charges. Santnt nupalch to The Tribune. New Youk, March 25.—Tonnage's trial was attended to-day by a groat crowd of curious spectators. The Rev. Mr. Crosby set forth At length what the prosecution proposed to prove, namely, that, during u series of years, Dr. Tal* mace, in various circumstances and lu relation to different sets of men, baa acted in a deceitful and doublefaced manner, and repeat* cdly spoken untruthfully lu order to gala his ends or cover bfs tracks. The charges include Talmage's action, already familiar to the pub* He, when be changed from the Christian at Work to the Advance, and make Ibis action of a black* cr sort ition was alleged nt the time; the false defense for Talmago by bis friends, uncontra dieted by blmt tbo false statements re garding the financial condition of tno Tabernacle: falsehood and treachery in tbo case of J. N. Hathaway, an Kldcr of the Tabernacle, tbo attempt to secure false sub scriptions for the purpose of deceiving others Into subscribing: a disgraceful course of conduct in reference to keeping Morgan as Tabernacle organist, and u definite attempt to divert public attention from the real Issue of tbo trial, which was falsehood, and to put the Presbytery in the light of heresy-hunters, whereas Talmago had been conferred with regarding tbo rumors about h!s want of veracity, and been explicitly told the resolution would bo offered in Hie Presbytery calling for investigation of such rumors. Two witnesses were called, first, Hubert Waugh, assistant foreman in the Christian at IVbrA; ofllco in 1870. lie told of Talmnge's visit to the office, and of the change made in the forms by the foreman at Talmago's direction; also haw the papers printed before the change was made were put in the Secretary's ami man* aging editor’s desks, ho that the? old not ot once discover what had been done. The second witness, Edward Remington, former chief own er of the Christian at Wojk, testified concerning Talmago’s relation to the paper, but nothing Important was elicited. UNITED WORKMEN, Nashville, Tcnn., March ‘JS.—Tho Supreme Lodge of the Ancient Order pf United Work* man approved of the proposition to give' sopa rate bencliclul jurisdictions power if they see lit to exercise it of creating relief or sinking funds, providing It does nut conflict with llio collection unil disbursement of heuetlciary funds. The ollldal enrollment reported to lliu Supremo Lodge shows that lliu Order now bus a strength of 011,000. Thu Supremo Lodgu adopted ns the emblem of live Or<iur an anchor mid shield and rays of the sun us a combination, and abolished the collars ami aprons as a re galia, mnl instead provides for suitable bodges to bu worn uu the left breast. OCEAN STEAMSHIP .NEWS. Fltmoutii, March 25.—Arrived—.Maine, from Now York. liupsrisbnble Water-Colors. A new and Important discovery is claimed to have been imuie bv M. Mery, u Frenchman, which, if it prove to he true, wilt bu valuable to the painting arts and trades, ilc has buun ex perimenting a ureal many years, mid he claims now to have hit upon the means of making and applying Imperishable water-colors, lie does nut explain what he uses us a vehicle for Ids pigments, but it is something winch, while it will mix with water, is not soluble in it. What ever it is, it readers the colors unalterable, mid, us it becomes after a time us hard us cement or stuue, thev mav hu said to be indestructible. It cun be applied to uuy surface suitable for ordi nary oil or water painting, such as wood.,paper, glass, stone, canvas, etc., and can be prepared so as to dry in a few minutes or remain moist loranludenuito length of time, lb is suggest- ed that possibly M. Mery has rediscovered the long-lost art of encaustic painting, which Is sup posed to have been applied ami fixed hv means of heat. It seems almost Incredible that a paint can be applied by moans of water, nml yet not bo affected by It afterward5 but our authorltr is excellent for saying that such is really the ease. WASHINGTON SOCIETY. testnrutlon of tho Itclgn of tho Southern (Jncens of Boo(nty*-Tho llotmlo Illuo King— THilon KI cots Unmlntl Speaker— lienors to Joe IHnckhiirn—Solemnities of Lent—The President's Trip to California—Who Are Going—Stnr-Oming Itereptlons nt the Ob servatory Tho Dmilde-Iloaded Court- Martini of Stanley ami flnzen—The Army and the Press—The Oliver and Cameron Scandal—Trial of Gen. Sickles In IKftU— Woman Lawyers In tho Supremo Court— Enlargement of tho Corcoran Art Gallery —Decorative Art—Theatrical—An Absent- Minded Senator— Chat Topics. fc'pfctal Corrttpmxdtnt* of The Trihunt, Washington, D, C., March 23.—This Is an era of change, and the sceptre of Washington society Is also changing hands. Mesdniucs Gordon, Cockrell, Chalmers, and Hill are tho leaders ol a newly-formed Southern “set” which inherits the power wielded In ante-bellum days hv Mcsdatncs Davis, Clay, Slidell, and Pendleton. To these ladles we OWB TUB PRESENT CAM.BD SESSION, for they bad bewjme tired of occupying back scats, and wanted to cnluy (lie honors and the spoils of victory. They are now the “ ins,” and can revel In the possession of tho Capitol, hose who arc the wives of Senators can Invito their friends to quiet lunches in tholr husbands’ comrolllce-rooms; they cau have their card-en velopes directed and their visiting-books kept by their husbands’clerks; nml they have at their command, when tho Senate Is not In session, their husbands’ messengers. Choice bouquets from the Government conservatories now grace their rooms, and they have a profusion of rare llowcr-seed and plants to send to TIIBIR BISTERS, Tltßllt AUNTS, AND TUBtR COUS- while their impecunious relatives of tho masctt* lino persuasion are fast occupying the sinecure positions which have been held by dependent connections of Republican Senators. It is so nlcol Then the army nml navy people, who have always (with a very few exceptions) sym pathized with the South, are returning to their old allcginnoc. Officers whose nominations for promotion are before the Senate are sycophantic in their attentions to the wives of ■ those who arc in a majority in that body, and the Marino Bund, which used to wrestle with an Italian ver sion of “ The Star-Spangled Banner,” now en livens the drcss-paradcs at headquarters with “TUB lIONNIB DI.UB FLAG.” Tho first attempt of the “Southern Queens of Society”—as they like to bo called—to exer cise political power came to grief. They wanted to defeat the Puritanical Sam Randall for Speaker, that they might not have to yield precedence to his matronly wife and quiet daughter, and they had set their hearts on electing Joo Blackburn, who la one of the cava- liers of the Lost Cause. Butsome of the South ern Representatives, who have received good places on committees from Randall and who liopo to receive them again, wore obdurate, re sisting all appeals to make tho South solid. There was also u mysterious influence exercised from New York, and UNCLE SAMMY TILD7.N iroved himself a match for tbo fascinations and riles of Hie dark-oved daughters of Hie “land >f Ihe cane anil cotton.” Tho wrecker of Mrs. Belknap’s proud career was himself stranded, mid the cavalier was beaten hv the Puritan. Blackburn bore his defeat with imperial dignity, but he refused to address Rumlnll’s friends after they had serenaded Hierc-cloctcd Speaker, mid by way of consolation his friends got up a serenade expressly for him. Thu evening won propitious, the streets were clean mid dry, and Washington has seldom witnessed a more MAGNIFICENT NIGHT DEMONSTRATION. There was 0 full brass b uid, calcium lights In wagons, fire-works, aml.obove all, an enthusiastic crowd, a feature of which were four companies of inlaUlc-agcd men, whose features were of the Southern type, who marched before tbc baud with a swinging stop and perfect alignment that had been acquired under Hie “stars and bars” when they “ wore tho gray,” The attendance of ladles was remarkable, mid parties of them occupied the window's of the adjacent and oppo site houses. Tho ovation must have been CONSOLATION TO lU.ACKUUUN, and It has been followed by several private cn* tertsinmunts given in his honor, notamy a dinner-party at tho residence of Mr. Christmas, in Lalayclto place. By way of revenge, the Senators, In electing the officers ol their body, did not choose a single Yank. The only North ern man elected was Maj. Dick Bright, but ho mid his deceased uncle have been so thoroughly identified with the Lost Cause that tho Southern ladles regard him us one of “wo uns,” rather than ••yo'tuns." TUB TRANSFER OF POLITICAL POWER anil thu excitement attendant on (ho chances of oniclals nb this Capitol 'have been the only social events ol (ho week. The solemnities of Lent occupy the attention of thu Roman Cath olic unit tho Episcopalians, nndthero Isa con stant clang of thu church hells, which summon Um faithful of those denominations to n suc cession of ceremonials, from curly matins to iato vespers. The Roman Catholics havo a Jubi lee, i’opo Leo JCIII. having promised his faith ful ones here certain plenary advantages if (hey wilt attend mass at each one of tho churches of St. Patrick, St. Matthew, and St. Aloyslus twice a week for three weeks. Mrs. Gen. Sherman, who is thu heudeentro of tho Roman Catholics here, remains at Baltimore, where she can enjoy tho spiritual teachings of Archbishop Gibbons. TUB I'UBSIDCNT’B TUIP TO CAI.IFOUNU, which would have enabled his friends at Chicago to havo seen him, as ho passed through your city curly lu April, has been postponed, until it cun bo seen how lung Congress remains la ses sion. The party would have Included tho Pres ident, and Mrs. Hayes, Secretory Thompson and wife. Mrs. McCrary, tho wife of tho Secretary of war, Gen. Sherman and daughter, mid Private Socretarv Rogers. Mrs. Hayes la verv anxious the Pacllie const, and Secretary Kvarts assures her that the differences of opinion will he so compromised as to insure an adjournment early enough in April to admit of tho party’s leaving. But Mre. McCrary (whoso husband Is of the stalwart order) does not believe this, and, as she is anxious to see her twin brother, who' lives in Calllornln, It is probable that she will leave here m about ten davs with Gen. Sherman mid daughter. Tho General goes to inspect the forts and garrisons and to see his daughter, who is the wife of Cant. Fitch, U. 8. A., now sta tioned at St. Louis. STAU-diZINO IIECBPTIONS aro 1)0 bold every Friday evening (with tbo ex ception ol Good Friday) until May 10, at the ob servatory, by Admiral and -Mrs. Rodgers. The Admiral will have a suite of agreeable young naval ottlecrs to nlny (ho agreeable, and to show the Congressmen’* wives and daughters the wonder* of the heavens through the telescopes, with occnsftmal comparisons between tho bright 'ness of the stars ami ol the uvea ul the w. and <l. aforesaid. All this can but 'make the Observa tory ponular, and, if Congress docs not display Us gratitude by voting the necessary supplies for a now observatory In llio environs, it will bo an unapprceiutlVQ and ungrateful Congress. A new observatory, located on 000 of the hills whleh envlfon the metropolis, with commodious houses , for ((Ulcers’ quarters, handsomely lald-out grounds, and a Power-garden, will bu appreciat ed by society. AIIMT AND NAVT CIIIOLBS ore Just now much exercised over tho coming double-headed court-martial to settle (ho lung existing dhllcuUios between Ucns. Stanley and ilnr.cn, each of whom has preferred charges against the other. Mrs.liar.cn Is a daughter of Wash Mcl.cau, of the Cincinnati £miuirer x and Mrs. Stanley Is a slater of Mrs. Barringer, wife of Ma|.-(Jeu. Barringer, of tho Commissary De partment. Tltu two ladle* hove had a good deal to do in stirring up the quarrel, amfit was In this Imbroglio that the Belknap scandal was first brought to light. Of all rows, a high old army row, with Its etiquette and regulation mouth making, is the worst, and Gen. Hancock, who is lobe President of the Court, acted wisely when he asked Gen. Sherman to have the Court sit at New York rattier than here. The outside press ure which would have been exerted on the Court hereby "the aunts, tho sisters, and the cous ins” of the panics interested, would have been leurfut. Besides, if the trial Is held on Govern or’s Island, which is under martial rule, the members of the Court aud witnesses will not be annoyed by TUOSB TUOUHLE9ODB MBWBPAPBK VBLLOW6, who so disturb tho equanimity of these mur* Knots in brass coats with blue broadcloth but tons. To hear nomo of these otllcers orate about tho press, one would think that it is a base, worthless engine of the passions, the mal ice, and the pecuniary gains of a few Bohemians here at the National Capital. They boast that they never read certain newspapers, and indeed it is doubtful whether they over read at all. Neither can they deny that during the past four years’raking up by Investigators of tho stag nant reservoirs hereabouts, where the hack-flow of- our moral sewerage has been accumulating since the beginning of tbo War, no “newspaper fellow's” reputation nas suffered, while several army reputations have been shipwrecked. TUB OLIVER VS. CAMERON CASH has attracted to the court-room largo audiences, some of whom wanted to hear Bon Butler apply the witness screws, while others desired to sco the shameless plaintiff, and to hear tier enmltv recitals. The defendant has displayed the real Camcroninn grit hi refusing to he blackmailed, uml he has the consolation of knowing that he is pot the first of our public men whoso moral character has been challenged. Alexander Hamilton mid Daniel Webster were the objects of female speculative enterprise, and scores of men of less- reputation have been accused of immorality. Men who go into public life must expect to meet Hint kind of moral discomfort as they do the elements, or the dirt beneath their feet If they walk abroad. Nor will the public fall to discuss nil scandals Involving pub lic men’s reputations, ns truant, schoolbova in tins (greets will fling snowoails If there be snow and passengers. There bos not been such an excitement at tho Coun-Ilomo bore since the trial—thirty years since—of BICKERS FOR TUB MURDER OP KEY. Judge Crawford, who presided then, and who endeavored to conceal his lack of capacity by a testy, querulous manner, Is dead, and so 'is Hie Marshal of his Court, Col. fieldcn, a bankrupt Virginian who was retrieving his fallen fortunes, and who never dreamed that the then “run away nigger” Fred Douglass would In time be his successor. Tim Prosccutlng-Attorncy, Bob Child. Who figured during tho War as Hie Con federate agent for the exchange of prisoners, Is practicing law at Richmond. Carlisle, who waa the Choate of the Washington Bar, and wiio was retained by Key's friends to aid In tho prosecu tion, and (he leading counsel for tho prisoner, have gone hence, with a number of the minor lawyers, Including T. F. Meagher, a glorious specimen of a rollicking Irish barrister, equally at homo before the bar of a court or tavern, nt a supper-table, or arranging some little affair by the code of honor. Then there was Sickles him self, who telt the ho was enjoying tho protecting influence of tho President and other Influential friends, who would “sco him through.” His features, as ho eat In the prisoner’s dock, be trayed that strange compound of Intrepidity and cunning, of fierceness and humor, of nobleness ami dissipation, which can be seen in any New York assemblage. Key was a great favorite here, and bis sister, the wife of Senator Pendle ton, of Ohio, will be warmly welcomed back. TUB SUPREME COURT cannot get over tho forcing of Mrs. Bclva Dock wood into tholr bar hy Congress, and some of them propose that tho Justices now give up their silken gowns. Well, fashions change, even In the high judicial precincts of tho Su premo Court. When first organized, the mem bers of tho Court all wore elaborate linen cambric shirt rutiles and had their hair powder ed, while the black gown of the Chief Justice was adorned with scarlet trimmings and gold lace. Mr. Taney was tho first Chief Justice who over so far departed from precedent as to sit on the bench In trousers, for the “lean amt slippered oantalonu” was not then In «*<*, although aimkßpcaro had Imagined It In jmte. Even the members of the Bar were expected to appear in full suits of black, with tight small clothes, shlrt-ruffics, mid buckles, and any one who would have attempted to plead in trousers and boots, or a black cravat, or wearing whis kers, would have been committed until well purged of such outrageous contempt of court. Vet now a member of the Bar, by authority of Congress, can plead In a pull-back dross, with a chignon and a Watteau hat. TUB CORCORAN ART-GALLERT is to be enlarged with the money appropriated at the last session to pay additional rent. One of Hie stories is to bo used ns an art-school, and in the other a room is to ho prepared for the pictures, statuary, and library of tho late Ben jamin Ogle Taylor, which his widow has do nated. The Taylors were one of the most wealthy families on the northern neck of Vir ginia a hundred years ago, mid, after their to bacco-lumls were worn out by repeated crop pings, they purchased a plantation In Alabama, widen was kept supplied with negroes from the homestead. They have always had n house here, and tho collection contains a portrait of Washington by Bumrt, and several other his torical pictures, with some apocbryphal pictures by the old masters. DECORATIVE ART is just now the rage among those society young women whose dancing-days are over, utul who are becoming old-maidish and meditative. Tho daugbters of the late Prof. Henry have painted a set of chimney-tiles for tho new house which their mother Is having built with tho appropria tion made by Congress us a remuneration for the Professor’s services on the Lighthouse Board. MUs O’Sullivan has also displayed much artistic ability in carving a dining-room buffet, W'hlch Is covered with lifelike representa tions of game and flow*crs. 'Then wo hare hero now Mrs. Mary B. Cole, of Portland, Me. (who is the widow of Charles E. Cole, a portrait painter of ability), the decorator of tiles in the most artistic manner, who will probably open a decorative art-school here. THE RELATIVE POSITION OF WOMAN was tho theino selected by Mrs. Kate Nowell Daggett, of Chicago, far a paper read by her In the large parlor of the Riggs House, on Wednes day evening last. Bho portrayed the positions of the gentler sex in tho golden ago of simplicity mid happiness, lu tho silver ago nearly as pure mid beautiful, nml in the Iron age when virtue mid honor seemed to have lied from the earth. Mrs. tiara J. Spencer followed with some appro priate remarks, and there was then an Informal discussion on the order of business to be ob served nt tho next Woman's Congress, which is to meet next fall at Madison, Wis. TUB PLAT-GOERS ARE DELIGHTED with tho announcement that Joe Jefferson, sup ported by a good company, Is to play *• Rip Von Winkle ” here next week, and will appear on Friday ns Jiob Acres in Sheridan’s Rivals." At tho Opera-House ‘* 11. M. S. Pinafore," with its crow, attracts crowded houses every night, mid there arc thu usual crowds at Um Comlquc, whore bald-headed Congressmen -applaud the comely proportions of May Fisk’s Blondes. The Forrest Dramatic Club performed a drama and a farco verv creditably on Friday night, ami tho Thalian Club will soon play “ A Hundred Thousand Founds " and tho “ Irish Lion," in which a young lady well kuown lu Chicago wilt appear. TUB LATE BBKATOU OOPDinWAIT, of Alabama, was one of (lie curiosities of Con gress when ho occupied a scat In the Upper House. Ho was a Boston boy, and (he school fellow of Charles Sumner, but he went when a young man to Alabama, and occupied a high position at thu Mobile Bar. He camo here soon after the \Var, and. while waiting for months to obtain his scat, ho had a liaison with a noted lobby queen, the result of which was a partial softening of the brain which affected his recol lection. For example, lie one day came to the Capitol without an overcoat, hut when he left, before the close of tho day's session, bo put on thu overcoat of another Senator, mid wore it home without attracting attention. It so hap pened that in tiie pocket of tho overcoat thus taken without leave was a pockclbook, contain ing some valuable papers and nearly SIOO In cosh. The owner was much concerned about bis loss, wud It was not until the second day after wards that the Sargoant-at-Arms happened to think that Mr. Qoldthwait might have worn the missing garment homo. A messenger was at once sent to tho Alabamian's board lug-house, mid ho found tho overcoat hanging In the hail with the pockotbook fu the pocket. GHAT TOPICS. Ex-Qov. A. 11. Shepherd has rented bis resi dence bore to Representative Bliss, of New York, and Is going to New Mexico, perhaps to return as a Delegate from that Territory, and as u Senator when it shall bavo become a Statu. The last oppesrancu of Clara Morris In the papers is as so opponent of Chlnosu immigra tion into California, and she makes out a good cose. The Free Masons aro having numerous social entertainments, at which their “slaters, and cousins, and aunts” enjoy with them music, rodtatlous, and dancing. Soring Is here, and tho Juveniles aro out witti their velocipedes, hoops, sk<pping-ropcs, halls, and marbles, while the milliners and raamua inakors aro busily preparing for tho blooming out of our belles on Eustcr Sunday. lUCONTBPU. llavtiged by ICleplmnta. Liiniion Thiui. M. Hugo oo Mopponfcls writes from Klohy, Gortsco Bay, a little to the north of the Frcuch Gaboon colony, that he has been exploring the country during several weens of pouring rain. He ascended the Muni, tho Novo, tho Balluji, and the Tambunl to the tlrst falls. In theCrvs tnl Mountains he fell In with tribes absolutely unknown up to tho present, or who at least had not been seen bv whites, with rare exceptions,— the Etemo, the Manga, tho Otonto, uud tho To ko. These people are scattered In the middle of the Fans or Bahoulns and the Osszeba, but speak languages differing from those of tho two latter. Their Idioms have much resemblance to that of the Bhokionl and tho Ballojl. These people, M. Koppeofcis tolls us, ore verv Inof tensive; they regarded him as a curious ani mal, and hsd a certain fear of him. They tried to render him service, uud were much less importunate In their mendicity than the other negroes of that coast. When ho asked them to accompany him Into the interior they agreed with a certain enthusiasm, assuring him that the peoples he would meet with were not wicked. They are (rightfully poor and not weaker than the Osszebas. They aro obliged to give up planting on account of Die ravages of elephants mu! gorillas, tvlilcli ore very numerous mid daring. Not aslnglu night pntsed, M. do Koppenfcls stales, that he did not hear these animals ravaging around the villages, which me, for the most part, very Inrirc. As soon ns thu animals aru known to lie near, tho whole vlllatro Is on foot endeavoring to frlghlou them away by shouting. Jn these nocturnal expeditions, In which tho explorer took part, lui noticed that thu headman u( thu village adaresaed a speech to tho ele phants, mid that In this succch his own name was Dronounced. lie was told that (In: elephants were threatened to bn handed over lo him, uml that If they did not tlv at once they would he visited on thu morrow* and tho white man would Kill them. If the elephant seizes a plant with Us trunk, thu people immediately raise a dread* ful. plaintive howling, and the principal orator addresses, in a huncntahlu voice, supplications to tho enormous hrutc. THE TEXAS THAGEDY. Heneflb nt Dallas to the Theatrical Troupe. lUmxttrh to til, f.outi (ilnbe-Demnctitl, Dai.i.as, Tex., March IM.—Tlm benefit ten dered tho Wardc-Borrymoro troupe was ac cepted, and several of the company came In on tlm afternoon train from Marshall. Brown's Opera-House wos crowded to overflowing to night. The company will realize upwards of tr>oo. Great credit is due Manager E.B. Brown, nnd thu citizens have tho matter in charge. Music, license, hotel bills, printing, etc,, wore free. Col. J. 11. Simpson, prominent attorney, In hchalf'or the citizens of Dallas, and in the name of Texas, presented MImKIIco Cummins a bund* somu and costly Roman gold nccklaeo mul chain, inlaid with Jewels, suitably Inscribed. Ho con demned thu murder of Parlor and wounding of Barrymore, and was eloquent hi his remarks. Miss Cummins replied In npuronrlalc terms, hut broke down with grief toward thu dose, mul Implored God to nless this people. The com pany return to Marshall to-morrow, and plav to a complimentary benctlt there to-morrow night. A Presentiment in a Dream, Hmttun (/es.) TtUarnm. On tho Sunday evening of the departure of thu troup for Hrenham, a Ttlrgram reporter met Mr. Porter at the Barnes House, and during tho conversation Porter related a dream ho had had tho previous night, ills story Is now recalled, as it la one of those singular premonitions that arc often lerrlblv realized. Said he: "Do yon know that, for the life of me, I cannot shake off a feeling of gloom and despondency that has hung over mu to-day. lam not superstitious or given to belief In dreams: but, for the llfu of mu 1 ennpot drive from ray • thoughts a singular dream I had last night., t only recall It even now with a shudder. 1 thought we had met with an accident of some kind, and. poor Barrymore, I thought 1 saw* his mangled, bleed ing corpse, mutilated mul hloodv. 1 also saw Mis* Cummins, cold In death, but without a solitary wound nr cut. A beautiful smile encircled her Kps, and in death sha was as beautiful as Hebe. Why I should dream of such horrors 1 can not imagine, yet something tells mo wo shall meet with a calamity soon, and I shall breathe easier when we have crossed the Tuxas line. 1 have not opened by head to any onu of thu com pany about It, as they would smile at my silly fears.” Tho dream Is all the more singular when It Is taken Into consideration that .Miss Cummins wun the lady Insulted bv the dc&pirnble scoun drel Currie, and Mr. Barrymore was alaowouml cd severely by the murderer. Thu Murderer. CVuefnnaif Unq'iirer. Jim Currie, the desperado who so wantonly murdered the actor, Ben C. Porter, of the Bar rymore Diplomacy Combination, In Marshall, Texas, n few days ego, was well known by hun dreds of railroad men In this city and Bute. Previous*! o the War Currie was a fireman on the Little Miami Railroad, and llrcd the same endue on which By Balding was endneer. lie made his home in Pendleton. In 18<il he enlist ed In Cant. Fisher's company of the Twelfth Ohio Volunteers, mid served four years In Western Virginia. During the latter part of the War ho was promoted to Sergeant, and served on pro vost dutv In Charleston, Va. Ho was regarded ns uqulot and gentlemanly fellow, an excellent soldier, and a cheerful and cn'crtalnlng mess mate. At the dose of the War he drilledout to Kansas, and soon became Id entitled with the “Wild Bill” gang. 'A few years auo, while in Ellsworth, Kan., he got into a quarrel with a brother of the Copt. Fisher with whom ho served In the army, and kilted him. After tnls, in a house of ill-fame In the name city, ho quarreled with his mistress, killed her, mid two meu beside, and mortally wounded two other women and two more men. Thcu a Vigilance Committee got after him to rid tlto world of the red-handed (lend, but lie was saved by a railroad irlend, who permitted him to ride out of the State In his water-tank, with Ula head only above the water. LONG BE POKE COLUMBUS, Was America First Settled by the Ancient Iflsh?—The Voyage or St« Jtronilan—lrish Settlers in Florid* In the Klghth. Century —Whiteman's Land, or Great Ireland. C«»l« -Vo'UMjf. A majority of readers arc acquainted with tho legend or tradition of tho voyage of St. Brendan and the beautiful poem on Ur* event by Dents Florence McCarthy. Nearly all the early Irish geographers describe Ily-Brnzll (meaning tho West), a name given hy the common mariners, bunco Brazil. There must have been some cause or there would not have been a legend. It was accepted ns truthful for centuries, and curious enough, one of the first nooks printed In England by Caxlon Is an account of the voyug* of St. Dreudan, proving nt once the popularity of the story. The tradition was almost forgotten or neglected by suhdlars and historians until 1837, When tho Royal Society of Northern Antiquarians of Copenhagen caused to bo collected and published Urn Fre-Colum bian Voyages to America. In 1341, N. Ludlow Beamish, n Follow of the Royal Society, Loudon, published "The Discovery of America *by tho Northmen, in tho Tenth Century, with notices of the early settlement of the Irish In the Western Hemisphere,” which throw n great deal of light on the heretofore neglected legend of St. Brendan. There are various hypotheses, more or less Ingenious, relating to the peopling of America, prior (o tho discovery by Columbus, each with some degree of probability. The learned Rabbi Israel. In bis work on "The Hope of Israel,’ 1 published In Amsterdam In 1050, cn dcavurs to show that America was peopled by the "lost tribes,” while Rafn, of Copenhagen, claims that a people speaking Hie Irish language were found In Florida, as far back as the eighth century. This will in some manner help the Bov. Mr. Wild, of Brooklyn, out of the archwloglcol difficulty ho got, himself Into when ho declared recently In a lecture there that St. Patrick was no oilier than the prophet .lore mlah. and that the enriv Irish were beyond question of the " lost tribes.” We don’t Intend to settle the question. There In one thing cer tain, however, that If they were found hero, they all emigrated at ouce, us no trace of them remains In Ireland at tho present day. Thu Irish ware always fond of roving. Dr. Von Tschudl. In his celebrated work on Peruvian Antiquities, says that according to probable conjecture the country which lay along from Chesapeake Boy, extending down Into tho Caro lines and Florida, was peopled by Irishmen. Ho says in a note In the latter part of the work that a manuscript wos found before he finished Ids book which converted the conjecture Into cer tainty. Ho mentions a Northman with the eu phonic name of Ureidvlklngukupnl, who hud mi amour wltba slater of the powerlul Chief, Snoruo Code, by reason of which bo wos obliged to emi grate to America. This was In WO. There were no tidings from him fur a lung lime until an Ice landic merchant named (Juilllcf Cludlungsun, de sired to return from Dublin to Iceland, lie took (ho route by the west of Ireland. It appears It was as dangerous In thosu days as thuae, and poor Gudllcf was driven out to sou. Hu was taken, after a couple of months of hunger and hardship on the ocean, to an unknown coast, whore he was made a prisoner by the natives os soon os ho landed. In a short time a troop of men came lo him, preceded by a standard, uml speaking Irish, u language he could sneak him self. They were directed by un old moo on horseback, who commanded Gudllcf to bo brought before him. He asked him In tho Scandinavian tongue who ho was and whero ho come from, and discovering him to be an Icelander, he informed him that he was Breldrlklngnkuppl, tho lovor of Thurld, a Scandinavian Princess. Ho was per muted to return to Iceland, convincing oil that the lovor of Thurld was sllve, b; a ring brought from him which sbo had given him years pre viously. Humboldt in tho Atxmei savst " A country situated further south was named by the ancient Scandinavians, Land of tho While Man, or Great Ireland. Al. Rsfu is of tho opinion that tills country represents North and South Caro lina, Georgia, and Florida. Are Vrodo, the must ancient historian of Iceland, Informs us .that Are Marsun arrived in 038 A. I), in that country, where be received baptism. The iun« country, the Great Ireland, has also been men* Honed by Abmi Abdallah Mohammed Kdrlil, an Arabian geographer of the twelfth century, who was born nt 'Cculn’lo 101)9, and pursued his studies nt Cordova. It was nt tho invitation of Roger 11., King of Sicily (liao-llfH). that tula Arabian author pursued fils work, and ho Is doubtless Indebted to the Normans employed at the Court of Palermo for his Information.” Among tho most Interesting of the old sagas mentioned bv Han IsTliorfln Korlscfne. lie was an Icelandic merchant of Koval descent. Howss a famous voyager, and Ids discoveries In Amer ica were continued from 1007 to KUO. To Karl sefnu and Snorne, before mentioned, was as signed the duty of visiting and exploring Vine land. They started In the spring of 1007 with KKMncn. Many of those old sailors are thor oughly described. There Is one man, fur In stance, named O’Turndl, from Dublin, who was railed Urn ‘•hunter.” He Is described as a large, hlnck-hnlrcd, strong man, like a giant, foul mouthed of speech, and not over orthodox as a Christian, tic wan well acquainted with foreign part*. Ho had been a hunter In Ireland, and, It seems, acted os steward on board the ship, jlo was perpetually quarreling, often drunk, and won well acquainted with uio virtues of a ihll luleugh, n wcHUott much dreaded by the North men. Tim discoveries of Karlscfno arc fid] of Interest. Hlf descriptions of the people found here correspond wlththosc given GOOycnrn later. A single Item from this saga will he of Interest, ns entirely corroborating the tradition of at. Brendan. In tlm third year of Ills wandering in Mnrkhtnd he came across live Skroellngs or savages. One was a bearded man, two were femmes, ami two were boys. The boys were captured und taught to speak the language of Um Northmen. They gave the name of Uiclr father ns Uvoege, ami their mother Vathcldf. Thev staled that beyond them, on (he main land, there lived n people white In color, wear ing while garments, carrying flags on poles, mid shouting loudly. They came to the conclusion that the country must have been tho one tiny had heard of, described by ihclrown navigator*, called •‘Holtramminaluml cdnlrlumlct Mi'kln ;*» that Is, Whiteman's Lund, or Great Ireland, The earliest tradition as to Whiteman's Land, or Grot Ireland, is found In the l.andama-hooK, A. I), I>b3. It appears that Arc Marson, one of the fearless adventurer*''of the northern seas mentioned before, was driven to the coast ot thu Carolina*, und found thu people such as were described bv the two Skrocling boys made captive hr Karlscfno, sneaking Irish, such as could be understood by him. llu was kept by them, madu u chief, and never allowed to go to sen. Some very curious porllculnrsrnrc accumulated from tho nnrratlVHof Lionel Wafer, who lived for soverni;monlhs among the. Indians of the Isthmus of Darien, which go to confirm Prof. Kan that there were races of people In the coun try besides the Indians, who were unlike them In’languugc, dress, nnd manners. Wafer says that there was u wonderful alllnltv between tho spoken language of the people of Darieu ami that of the Highlands of Scotland. Ho says: "In my youth I was well acquainted with the Highland or primitive Irish language, particularly at Navan, upon tho Boyne, and about the Town of Virgin!, upon Loch Ham mer, In tho County ot Cavan, and I learned u great deal of the Darien language In a mouth's conversation with them”—the Indians, it might bo producflvo of good results to compare the ancient religion of the Mexicans with Unit of the Druids. Thu question presents itself, “ Were the Irish tend of travel lu these early daya, and had they u sufficient knowledge of navigation!” The answer will be found In the fact that our civilization downed far In ad vance of tile rest of Europe, and Mr. Beamish's hook elves ample proof that Ireland wna fore most at a verv early period in colonizing distant countries, and had sulficlent means of shipping, and Intellectual superiority to every people lu the world except the Saracens. She was consplc- uuus in those earir times, and for learning fur nished a storehouse irom whence the people of Europe drew their supply. Slxtr-five years previous to the discovery of Ireland by the Northmen, In the ninth century, imhemigraots Pad visited and Inhabited thatlsland; and about the year Irish ecclesiastics sought seclusion on the Faroe labials. All these proofs mid traditions present a reasonable theory Unit the Irish had rattled the southern portion of America nml introduced a civilization ot/wblch we have traces to-day, him dreds of years before the ora of Bonnlsli dtscov Ul cua ui HIIIK utiwi u mv viu »i. cry. “ From what cause,” argues Mr. Beamish “could the name of Croat Ireland have nriset but from the fact of the country having beer colonized by the Irish f” nml having visited Ice land and tlic Faroes in the seventh and clelitt centuries, It Is us little improbable that the) should have taken longer voyages. There Is one unpublished Irish manuscript on the discovery of America bv the Irish hi Paris, nml there mav bo many in Trinity College. They should be sought nut mid translated. What a glorious thing It would he for Ireland to give America her hlstorvln connection with the niuuy oilier good things she lias given her. It is n well-known fact that Columbus not only visited Iceland, but Ireland as well, pre vious to his vovagu hither, mid was assisted in his research mid travels by a gentleman named Patrick Maguire, who was also the first man in Ids expedition who set foot on American soil. Tills Is recorded In a publication by an Italian priest, named Thornttori, lu the seventeenth century. The boats having been launched, on nearing the shore, (he buy became shallow. Put jumped out, waded ashore, and thus helped to lighten the boat. Tho roster of the ship’s crew Is in the archives nt Madrid, and it shows several Irish names, but Paddy Maguire was the first man who touched American soil. Truly, his tory repeats itself. Climates Tor Consumptive*. Our preconceived ideas of oxcllenco of cli mates for the euro of pulmonary diseases have undergone marked changes of late. It may be remembered that, some Alteon years ago, con sumptives were sent to Minnesota. A careful ly-prepared paper In Manor's Magazine fur nishes au analysts of American climates, which contains most valuable information for those sulTcring from lung diseases. In looking at the tlicrmomctrlcal tables, wo find that tho mean difference between summer and winter In Miu* nusola IsG2.UI. ami that In studying tho ther momctrlcal divergences of some thirty-five well-known places, selected all over the world, St. Paul stands next to tho very last. In fact, the differences are even greater than in New York. It is startling to learn that, In on estimate made of consumptive people visiting Minnesota, but one In tllteeu recovered. Of course this does not mean that lor normal constitu tion* Minnesota Is hurtful, but if a man or woman has weak lungs, .Minnesota Is not the place for them. An admirable climate mar bo found In San Diego. CuL, whero tho mean dif ference la but 15.83. First, of course, of nil places for consumptives Is Funchal, Madeira, here, with a whiter of 02.83, summer Is 70.10, the menu difference being 3.10. St. Michael’s, In ihe Azores, stands second on tho list, with 12.03. Between Bt. Augustine, Flo., and Naples, the former bolng 22.11 ami tho latter 22.83, there ■ls an advantage for St. Augustine. In Aiken the difference Is 31.50, about 1 deg. only of tho thermometer Inferior to that of Genoa. Three Important facts have to bo examined by tho phy sician In tho choice of a locality for a weak lunged patient. First, that the climate shall bo equal (slight differences between dav and night). Beconu, uu equable climate (slight ranee be tween the mouths). Third, ami a most im portant one, equability in the moisture. One new clement seems also to bo necessary, that of a rather heavy barometrical pressure. Tho con clusion Dr. Conn Ims arrived at Is, that in the United States, tho climate of San Diego, Cal., 1* the heat, as San Diego stand* filth on the whole list. Tho Irish Agent-Hunt, The XriAh agrarian sportsman is as pood a shot still as bo was when, on Now Year’s Day, 1839. lio banged tils first I‘ecr, bringing down Lord Norbury whllo tho Karl was walking In tho Mirubbory of Kilbcssan, and escaping, never again to bo hoard of, though a reward of £1.009, with an annuity of £IOO, was uiTured for his cap* turu. it dues not scum likely that the assassins of the Karl of Leitrim will over bo made known, or at leaut brought to Justice. The police iota# out a very strong case by circumstantial uvl* dunce against tho throe MeOreuuhuns, who were committed for trial last May, but two of tho prisoners—tho third died in Jail of typhus,which disease also affected his brothers—have now liecu admitted to bull ouch In two securities of £gd, tho Hoilcltor-Uonerul Intimating that the (Jovernmcnt would not bo prepared to proceed against (iiem at. tho next assises. Meanwhile the police barracks in tho vicinity of tho scene of tho lato l£nrl’s murder have been occupied again, mid little bunds of armed peasants are apologising to tho travelers whom they at dusk by remarking that they sro looking for the agent. A Sandusky Cinderella, tMr«U Frt* Mvm. .... » A young lady In Bauduskv can probably boss* of the largest feet In tho world. A Detroit gen tleman, who was tu a sboo-sloro m that citv when tho lady left on order for a pair of shoes, brought back a ‘‘chart” of tho foot which was taken to secure proper lasts. The young lady is 17 years of age, Is four aud one-half feet bleu, and weighs U 0 pounds. There U nothing re markable about her except her foot, an Idea of the Immensity of which may be obtained bf the following actual measurement: Length, seventeen Inches; size around the heel, twenty two Inches; around tho instep, eighteen and one-half inches; around the bailor the foot, nineteen Inches; around the smallest part of the aukle, sixteen apd one-half inches. Ihe feci •re not uusymmetrical, and the only discomfort tho lady experiences Is from the muscular oxer* Uou required to carry them around.