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CHANCE DOING THE AGREEABLE AMONG THE HUSKY BEAUTIES. Tbc horrors of the War Dance taken in from the Saddle-bow— 1 The Curtain rises after a "War with the Sioux"— Faithful description of Costumes for the special edification or the "Her ald" lady readers. Big-Medicine Lodge, ) Cottonwood Creek, M. T., V January 15th, 1871.) To the Editor of the Herald: It's funny—exceedingly funny, even laugh ablv funny; in fact the funniosities border on the ludicrous. Could the Herald readers have seen them as I saw them, their risibilities would have proven irrepressibilities; unquenchable would have been the rush of mirth, and inextin guishable their flow of smiles. Politely speaking, after translation from the Crow tongue, they were "Rip-tail-scrcam ers." "Reg'lar SNORTERS." The blush of carnation that tinged tho nut brown cheeks, the diamond-sparkle of the gazelle-like eyes, the coraline perfection of the beautiful teeth, the ravishing seductive ness of the heaven-born smiles; and then, "them formses ! them gl-o-rious physiques!" with a heap of divine mixed in. And again I soughed a sigh "for a lodge in some vast wilderness with an unbounded contiguity of some of them. They are blissful ignorance of the XVI amendment. Their beds are of the softest -down in the Basin, furs of the moun tain lioness, the sly otter, the wary beaver. " 'Twas at a colored fancy ball," and tust how it come about I "can't most always sometimes tell." The blondes of the fete, given by the gods on high Olympus were ne'er so fair as these maidens sweet, who dwell by many brooks in the deep forests; these raven-tressed brunettes who break hearts of oak—and then pack them to the camp for flre-wood. To be more lucid, I'll here remark that I'm relating scenes from among the lodges of the Crow Indians; a fact that I, in my enthusias tic hurry, had nearly forgotten. 'twas night? I arrived upon the ground with only silvery stars and one Indian brave for guides. At a half mile distant the white lodges looked like spectral shadows, while the noise of drums rumbled in my ears like the roar of a far-off waterfall. The spur wheels gingled again, and our steeds gathered renewed life. The way down the beautiful valley was plain,the road smooth, and the moon light and pure as a maiden's tear. THE WAE DANCE. Heavemvard ascended the bright flame of the camp Arcs; louder beat the drums; more shrill and fierce grew the shrieks and whoops of the braves; more terrible became the bedlemitish din; with greater fury whirled the painted savages In air; burnished knives flashed in the bright light; tomahawks flew from the belts; arms swinging wildly on high; the red eye-balls glared with ferocious and exultant joy; the copper-colored faces—made more hideous by paint—revealed the^demon heart within, while I sat my saddle beside the guide, almost afraid to dismount, lest I be came a victim to the frenzied fury of these human devils. Every stroke of the drums seemed a death-knell to some brave, o'er whose head another warrior, with a pantlier likc bound, swung his weapons of war. Round and round the fire the hurried circle flew with this wicked flourish of deadly steel, amidst their own maddening shrieks, urged ou by tbe bowlings of grief and lamentations of woe from the different groups who sat aside, rocking their bodies to and fro, pulling their hair, and beating their breasts. On and on went this infernal carnival, while up and up went my matted locks in fear. In time the dance was o'er and with mus ene-taw-nut I entered the circle. the cernons stake of enquiry met me on every side and after satisfactory explanation from the guide, I was seated beside the chief and drew a hflMy puff from the calumet, a puff of big relief, for that insured the safe return of my valua ble scalp, the only one I had left. WAR WITH THE SIOUX had been the order, and the Crows were vic torious, hence this festive by-play 1 had wit nessed. Unlike tlieir pale-faced sisters, the ladies do not indulge in the demon ballet, may be because they arc out of practice. I suggested flic propriety of introducing one of our Black Crook nymplis into camp to teach the art of terpsichorc, but the idea was met with up turned noses, and eyes rolled heavenward in pious horror at this fling at virtue's throne. MODESTY IS THEIR FORTE anil the ballet won't do. Though the style of dress, as generally worn, would shock the sensibilities of our danseaus, the stage cos-, tumc of the same lady would mantle the dusky cheeks with blushes of shame ; and "that's the way the old thing works." Touching the subject of costumes, I think I promised the lady readers of the Herald to Jenkinize some of the fashions of their dark-faced sisters. This occasion has lai d before me the very subjects I wished for, and if my pen will but stick to the points, I'll do the deed without a miss-cue, and to the sat isfaction of the most fastidious. HERE GOES, for the herculean undertaking with no solic itation for leniency, because, forsooth, the picture will be drawn from life—"taken on the spot," yop know, by, etc. THE CURTAIN RISES on the queen of the camp—daughter of one of the chiefs. To my vision she first ap peared enveloped in a lengthy name and a heterogeneous conglomeration of beads. The skirt showed a lively combination of colors, garnished in an unique manner—red over black—forming a festooned flounce looped with delicately tinted clamshells, surmounted with willow leaves, (her lodge is under the willows.) Her hair, an even three feet in length, was worn in braids with sprigs of fir neatly entwined, (enquiry told me the fir bal sam made it stick to its place.) Elegant junk bottle beads, of dazzling brilliancy, adorned her splendid neck, the ends loosing thém selves in the mysterious depths beneath a red flannel jacket with brass buttons and yellow trimmings. As she occupied a squatter sov eralty position, I cannot describe the covering of her feet. ANOTHER BELLE Burst upon by enraptured vision, magnifi cently attired in a long complexion and Gre cian bend; nose decorated in yellow colored rings. Her pedal extremities were encased in beads of assorted color, supported by buck skin edgings, without grozeille cresse or flut ings. She "took" among the reds, and smiled sweetly whenever she noticed any member of the press looking at her. (N. B. —I was the only member there.) THE THIRD BEAUTY Dazzled my sight by her extreme loveliness. She wore yellow oclirc on the cheeks and forehead, and a superd sun-burnt complexion secured for the occasion at great expense. Her hair, naturally luxurient, was secured in uneven bands by parasitic insects, of which the Latin reads Pediculus. These were origi nal—none of the imitation for her, you know. (P. S. again.—Ladies will examine Webster for pediculu» —I did. NEXT IN ORDER Came one "whom not to have seen, argues oneself unseen." She was decidedly on the Hcptagynian order. Her braids of midnight blackness were interloopcd with dried hay and fancy beads, and was sprinkled with sage brush dust. Her perfectly moulded form was wrapped in gray brocade, with tbe initials, U. S. beautifully done in zepher in the center. On the hips an elegant pap-poo-se worn a la pompadour, and held to its place by a band running over the forehead, gave her a pictur esque appearance. The pap-poo-sc is worn with a graceful stoop, as if the Grecian bend or other species of the cholera-morbus had been there. She did'nt wear any smiles, but rather a dreamy expression pervaded the atmosphere surrounding her physiognomy as if she wanted something. .< My notes of this maid being complete, I turned suddenly round, and was confronted by THE BULLY BELLE OP THE BRAVES, Whom I mentioned in my last communica tion. Instinct told her my occupation, an(l she had "fixed." She also recognized in me the honored guest of her father, and one whom she had jerked buffalo for a few weeks back. This bright-eycil maid had outrivalled her camp sisters, and appeared to me, a vision of rare loveliness whose coral lips and rosy cheeks (paint, you see,) vied with the carna tions or something like them, which trained over her brief robe of many colors. Her stove-pipe leggings worn a la retrousse, orna mented with buds and bugs, fitted her splen did limbs to an immaculate nicety. Her hair was worn tall. Her smile was only worn at times, but it captured my soul, and resolved me into a declaration of immediate desire to go the whole hog or none for her benefit. In fact I felt 'twas impossible for humanity to withstand an appeal from her lips, even did it involve him in the dishonorable task of kicking his own grandmother down the back stairs. I offered to do it, but, then—you see —I havc'nt got any grandmother. But I diverge a few. I was rejected in j cold bipod, and again felt in my bones that IJ must be self-rising. She showed me where my bed was made:'twas in the lodge with herself, but her noble father occupied the space between her side of the compartment and mine. | Another N. B.—None of ns Indians un dress when we retire.) Fashions are knocked out of my head, and I cease. , CHANCE. Midnight. —I awake gazing across the lodge. 'Tis useless, and 1 compose myself to sleep again, singing . " Thou art so near, and yet so far." C. — --- «eg» •. « 8 *> '• -So----- The name of the man whom the Democ racy are now disposed to make President is ANYBODYTOBEATGRANT. He hails from Nowliereinparticular, and is therefore thought to be available as a non-sectional candidate. His politics are described as anythingyoud—dpleaseexceptradical, and therefore acceptable to Democrats of the South as well as of the North. For answer to the attacks made by the President-makers upon President Grant, the proposition of the house of Rothschilds to take six hundred millions of ourinattonal debt at rates of 5, 41, and 4 per cent interest, comes thundering in. The best evidence of the success of the administration of this gov errnent i3 the judgment passed upon it by the money magnates of Europe. "Legktt for Washington Territory!" is the ciy wrung in the ears of the Kansas man just appointed Governor over our Puget Sound neighbors. Mils. Martha Knott, of Pcrryvillc, Mo., wore her garter round her windpipe last week, and was Knott—no more. TELEGRAMS RErOBTED SPECIALLY POR THE HERALD BY WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. UNITED STATES. New York, January 20.— A letter was read from Kemble, of Boston, stating that he was taxed $60 in gold on two silk dresses brought by him from abroad in August last. He failed to obtain receipts for lfis money from the officials and wrote to the facts the Secre tary of the Treasury, who replied that cus toms officers were not required by the regula tions to give receipts for duties paid. The following colloquy then ensued : Senator Pratt.—Is it your understanding that the Secretary of the Treasury received money? Bayard.—I dot believe lie knew anything about it. I think it simply an outrageous act of plunder. Pratt.—Do you think this man intended to smuggle these goods ? :.. < Bayard.—I no not know the man, but I do not believe be did. He pointed out the goods to the Inspectors. Casserly.—It seems to me that we can ob tain nothing from the custom house in rela tion to those charges. They are all Republi cans and friends of tbe Administration. Not one of them has stepped forward to assist us in the discovery of alleged frauds. Bayard.—On the contrary, they are called to defend themselves. Stewart this is hardly relevant to the issue, although it may be pursued to advantage at another time. It was finally ordered to refer the commu nication to the Collector and ask him to ex plain it. Carroll, weigher, and Thompson, foreman, testified that all the men who had given evi dence against Thompson for not weighing soda, ash and bleaching powder, were them selves the cause of this unusual dereliction of duty. They refused to work, and as the bark could not be delayed he had to take the aver age weight from the heads of the casks. A communication was received from Nay lor & Co. controverting the statements in special agent Howe's testimony yesterday, in regard to the seizure of their property. Washington, January 20.—An Indian dele gation of Chcrokees, Creeks and Choctaws, called on the President to-day. They in forfned the President that they were opposed »ropos . Th to Congressional legislation which proposed for them a Territorial government ~ were satisfied with such institutions as they ey now had in the Indian country, and they desired to be let alone to work out their own destiny. The Indians had confidence in the President and were satisfied with his policy. They incidentally stated the progress they had made, referring to their institutions of learn ing, and the good order which prevailed among the several nations. Tho President received them kindly, and said as far as he was concerned, no Territorial government should be extended over the Cherokee coun try unless they wanted One. He expressed his gratification at the social progress, and assured them that he would at all times do whatever lay in his power to promote their prosperity. The delegation then retired, being much pleased with the interview. Washington, January 21.—It was recently said at the executive mansion that the Presi dent does not again intend to urge the pur chase of San Domingo. The officers on duty at the executive man sion stand ready with a ma«s of verbal and documentary evidence which will be pre sented to the custom house investigating com mittee upon its return m Washington, and which it is said will completely and unan swerably ref-te any testimony or reports detrimental to tbeir character. The amount refunded to the States for ex penses in raising-volunteers from 1801 to 1872 is $3,900,000. The balance claimed on sus pended account is $5,000,000. Speaker Blaine's child is better. New York, January 21.-The llerald states that the city of Newark has been swindled by contractors out of a large amount of money by frauds, similar to the recent Tammany robberies. Aunt Phillis, an old colored woman, and said to have been a spy in the Federal service anionsj the Torys in revolutionary times, was burned to death on Friday night at Brick town, New Jersey. The World'a London letter contains a de tailed plan of Scott Russell for the next step in the social movement, under which he hopes to obtain by Parliamentary legislation for every workingman's family, a bouse for $40 per annum, focal at wholesale rates, and eight hours' work. Beruh litis determined to interfere with no more pigeon matches at present, hut to rest his case on the indictments now pending against Paine and Bogardus. At a meeting of the German Reform Cen tral Committee last evening, Oswald Otten derfer offered a resolution which passed, op posing the passage of bills which have been recently introduced in the Legislature, con ferring extraordinary and unprecedented powers on Comptroller Green, and asking that the board of Auditors be composed of citizens in no way connected with the city departments. Omaha, Januaiy 20.—Iii the Nebraska Legislature the Senate came to a dead lock last night over the bill donating 10,000 acres of land to a company for the purpose of developing the salt springs at Lincoln, the vote being six for and six against the bill. After being in session all night a recess was taken for "breakfast, and at 9 a. m., after much wrangling, President Hascall declared the Senate adjourned until December 81st, 1S72. Six Senators left the Chamber, when tho remaining six pronounced the adjourn ment illegal and ordered the arrest of the seceeding members. They were put under arrest by the sergeant-at-arms, but they were afterwards released and departed to tbeir homes. The six remaining Senators are still in session, and expect the arrival of a seventh member who has been absent, when they will ht ve a quorum. The House met at 10 a. in. A motion was made to adjourn until December 31st, which was amended to adjourn until Monday next, and carried. At this time there arrived a message from the Governor proroguing the Legislature, but before it could be read, how ever, tbe Speaker declared the House ad journed. New Orleans, January 20.—There was some excitement to-day and a heavy concen tration of Metropolitans in the vicinity of the Mechanics' Institute. All the Carterite Sena tors took their seats in the State House. A resolution declaring the late extra session legal, and consequently confirming Pinch back's election* as President and Lieutenant Governor, was adopted by a vote of 17 to «1, Pinchbeck having the casting vote. This action is regarded as a decided triumph for the Warmouthites. The grand jury have found a true bill against Lieutenant Gov ernor* Pinchbeck, Senator Butler, and othera^for the shooting of Major Chester on New Year's day. They were bailed In $1,500 each. ■ " New Orleans. Januaiy 21.—Carter has issued an address to the people stating that he will on Monday at 11:80 a. m., through the sergeant-at-arms, proceed to remove from the halls of the House of Representatives at the Mechanics' Institute, and approaches thereto, the Metropolitan police and armed mqn, and place the said House with its organization as it existed at the time of adjournment on Jan uaiy 4th intact. He requests the 1 people to dose their places of business and keep off the streets in the vicinity. Warmouth having ignored Speaker Carter, this programme indi cates a conflict. The Cartcrites are said to have 2,000 men. Boston, January 20.—In Lakeville yester day, Charlçs A. Leach, dentist, while labor ing under delirium tremens, sliotThos. Bump, John Capelcss, Daniel Swift and H. W. Coombs. The two first named arc supposed to be mortally hurt. n New Bedford, Mass., January 21.—To day seven boys attempted to cross the Acush nct river on the ice, when the ice broke and two sons of William Wilkinson, aged 9 and 11, and two sons of William Smith, aged 10 and 13. were drowned. The other boys were rescued Louisville, Ky., January 21.—At four o'clock this morning the Union Pipe Foundry of Dennis, Long & Co., on Fulton street near Preston, was deetroyed by fire. Loss, about $175,000; insurance, only $10,000. It was one of the most extensive pipe foundries in the United States, and had a capacity of 27, 000 tons of metal annually. Philadelphia, Januaiy 20.—The deaths from small pox during the week, were 209. New York, Jan. 22.—The investigation of the Custom House frauds were continued this morning. Leet testified that he came to this city in 1869. He was then in the army at Washington, engaged in the general order business. The last- nineteen months be had a $5,000 yearly Interest in the busi ness when Bixby had charge, although dus ring that time he took no active part in it, as he waB mostly absent from the city. Lindsay and witness effected a partnership with Bixby, and received the' money froth Bixby as a consideration of tho Inability of Bixby to secure a portion ot the general or der through Grlunell. Witness worked upon Grinnell through a letter from the President, and offered the letter in evidence. This let ter is dated March 19, I860, and introduces Leet to Qrlnnell as a business man of. un questioned integrity, and whom President Grant said he commended as possessing qualities necessary to inspire confidence. Witness first went as a private in the Chi cago Mercantile battery. A Washington special to the Herald states that Senator Wilson's friends are enraged against Colfax and Blaine-; the first for in sincerity, and the second for playing into Col fax's hands. Tbe Presjdeut, Cabinet and leading politicians are ot the opinion that the Vice-Presidency should fall upon some one east ot tbe AUeglianiee, and a New York railroad man is mentioned. It is stated that the Cuban leaders who have been in this country, seeking to induce our Government to recognize the Cuban Re public as a belligerent power, are beginning to despair of success. They will now bring to bear in Congress the recent l&uding'of 25,000 coolies, nnd also the landing of sev eral cargoes of slaves on the island, as an argument against Spanish rule. A London letter says that the English men are much dissatisfied with the state ment ot the American case submitted to the Geneva arbitrators. It is stated that the public, and probably the government, are startled by the extent of damages made. The Britishers will warmly, contest every point contended for by the Americans. An Annapolis dispatch states that it is generally expected that Mrs. Wharton will be acquitted. Trenton, New Jersey, Jan. 21 —The Tren ton bank was robbed this evening by five burglars, who are supposed to have entered the bank from thexear early in the evening When the watchmen. Boyles and Sween, en tered. they were seized, gagged and blind folded. A lady passing by saw Sween seized, gave the alarm and the burglars es caped. Upon examining the bank it was found that a number ot private boxes bad been robbed of United States bonds, and thus tar they have found twelve boxes opened. The loss may be a hundred thousand dol lars The tundB of the bank were not taken. New Orleans .Jan. 22.—At 11 o'clock a. m. the people commenced assembling on Canal street about the Dryades. Nearly all the police were withdrawn from their beats and armed as infantry, and concentrated near tbe Mechanic's Institute and several lines were thrown across the Dryades. Several companies ot infantry were also on duty. Later— Carter has just made a speech to several thousand people at the Day Statue He stated that he had received a communi cation lrom General Emery tlist the United States troops were in readiness to prevent & conflict. He counselled forbearance, and re quested his friends, the people, to maintain their organizations for future action. There was no conflict to-day. The stores along Canal street from the ramparts to tho camp are generally closed. Washington, Jan. 22. —Hon. E. C. Inger* soil, before the House Committee on Judici ary, closed his argument, to-day, on the question involving the validity of tbe Ce&tral Branch of the U, P. R. R. Com pany to the land grant. He represents the St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad Com pany. Ex-Senator Henderson and Judges Hoar and Nichols presented arguments for other parties in tbe controversy. Salt Lake, Jan. 22. —The sentiment among Gentiles and liberal Mormons, against the admission of Utah, is assuming a positive and formidable shape. But little else is talked about. The opponents of State sov ereignty declare the question to be loyalty to the Government of the United States vs. leaders of the Mormon Church to organize. A movement '* on foot for an appeal to Con gress. Gen Connor, formerly commander of this district, has accepted an invitation to apeak this week against Utah as a State The Mormon journals indirectly defend U*. S Attorney Bates against the recent charges by tho grand jury. They say it is a secret movement against admission. Nothing Im portant in the Legislature. The weather Is dear and very cola. San Francisco, Jan. 22.—Wm. H. Blossom, proprietor of the Pantheon, an old Califor nian who established an American saloon at tbe Paris Exposition, died this morning, The best authority on agricultural matters estimate* »be coming when» won of Cahffat nia at 12,000,000 sacks—worth, at tha Iowa, eat estimate $24,000,000 In gold on the ground. Colonel B. 7. Washington, editor of the Examiner is dying. SENATE. Washington, Jan, 23.—Trumbull presented a petition from dtizena of Illinois, Michigan/ Iowa and Wisconsin, asking s reduction of the tariffand the repeal of dnties on coal, salt and pig iron. Trumbull reported an amended Appor tionment Bill, and hoped It would receive! early consideration. -, Sargent, from the Committee on Mines, reported a hill for the development of the mines ot the country. It declares ail Gov ern nient lands, whether surveyed or not, are free and open to exploration and purchase, and defines certain rubra for governing newly discovered mines. An amendment was! agreed to, that the bill' should not affect the rights of present proprietors. ri Tbe Sntro Tunnel BUI will receive early consideration, HOUSE. The House Judiciary. Committee to-day, decided to report adversely on the claim of Brooks & Johnson to the centre ottbe Island of Yerba Buena, in tbe Bay of San Francisco. New York. January 23.— ; It is stated that Conklin, Secretary of the exploded Market Savings Bank, hae fled. Tbia morning, after hearing Mr. Curtney, on behalf of ex-Comptroller Connolly, upon a motion to stay proceedings in the salt of the Supervisors against Connolly, pending the decision of the court at Albany, in a suit of the people, Judge Barnard stated that he would decline to grant the motion, as he be lieved that the Supervisors had a light to bring action, and not the people. This is the first judicial decision yet rendered as to the proper parties to bring these suits. The Henry Chauncey brings Panama dates to the 13th. Three Japanese sailors arrived there out of a crew of twenty-three, the re mainder having died on the Junk, which was disabled off the coast of Japan, and drifted 2,500 miles, until she went ashore on an island. They were nine months at sea. The Spanish frigate Pizarro hae taken the place of the Tornado in watching the Amer ican steamer Virginia, in the harbor at As pinwall. , Several cities in Nicauragua petitioned Vo the government for the expulsion cf the Jesuitee who lately fled there from Guate mala, their presence being deemed danger ona to the Republic. Rev. D. Bradley, whose defection from the Protestant Episcopal Church has caused so much excitement in religious eirdee, will be received into the Catholic Church. hQr Dr. McOlinn, of St. Stephen'a Church, on Wed nesday next. A Columbia, S C\, dispatch says that- 25 Ku KIux prisoners, who were sentenced to terms exceeding one year, were transported from the State yesterday. As the Marshal had discovered a Klan plot to rescue these men if conveyed through the State, he con cluded to take them by steamer from Charleston. Washington, Jan. 28,—Secretary Robeson and Mrs Auliok were married this morning. The President, members of the Cabinet and their families were present. Mr. and Mrs. Robeson left for the North. The Ways and Mean* Committee are hear ing parties interested in the tobacco trade to-day. Most of them are in favor oi a uni form tax of sixteen cents in coin. To-mor row they will hear other tobacco lists. The President tb-day appointed M. A. Shaffenbcrg U. S. Marshal for Colorado Ter ritory, and James E. McKsffrey U. S. Attor ney for Arizona. , M . Omaha, Jan. 23.—The 8è date secured an other Senator to-day, malitog a quorum. The office of Governor was then declared dared vacant, and a resolution for the elec tion of a Governor, by joint convention, was passed. ® The House assembled at 2 o'clock p. m., and ordered the Sergeant-at-Arms to arrest the chief clerk, who was absent, and make him come and return the journal of the House. Cropsey refused to respect the war rant, and the Governor refused to recognize any act of the Legislature, having prorogued that body on Friday. Senator Kennedy, who has now gone home. St. Louis, Jan. 23.—Tiid morning, editorially favors of James G. Blaine, tbe present Speaker ot the House of Representatives, for the Vice Presidency on the Republican ticket. Chicago, Jan. 22.—Alderman Glade, who was convicted of bribery a few days since, was to-day sentenced to six months in the county jail and fined $100. Topeka, Kansas. Jan. 2S.—The Grand Duke and suite arrived here this morning, and were received at the depot by the Lieutenant Governor and a committee of reception, and taken to the State House, where tbe Legis lature, in joint session, received them. Cincinnati, January, 23.—A letter aps pears in the Commercial this morning from' Gen. W. D, Roeecrans, in which he denies that he is in lavor of filibustering in the at tempt to annex Mexico. He regrets the an nouncement of imaginary schemes against Msxlco, because they produce false views and cause needless sufferingand, damage the solid interests by hindering the growth, between the United States and eight million of its immediate neighbors, of a commerce invited by proximity and similar ity of political institutions. He depreci ates the attempt to thrust our system of gov ernment upon others, regardless of their feelings or qualifications for tho rights of seif government. He concludes as follows: "I think the intelligence and consciences of our people favors just and liberal policy of friendship towards Mexico as being tho best for both countries. An exciting shooting affair took place at Charlestown, W. V, last evening, un der the following circumstances: Daring the war the lands of John Clarkson, a wealthy Virginian, were sold for taxes; yesterday he sued for its recovery. During the progress of the trial Clarkson called the défendent, United States Marshal, Stocks, a liar; Stocks then struck Clarkson, and a general melee ensued, in which several shots were fired. The room was small, and about a dozen persons were present. Clarkson was shot four times, and one of his wounds is danger ous, being in the breast. All the parties were wealthy sad respectable, and the af fair causes great excitement. San Francisco, Jan. 23.—Col. B. 7. Wash ington, editor of the Examiner, a Virginias by birth, the early Mayor of Sacramento, Collector of Port at Ban Frsndeco under Buchanan, and late Tide Lend Commissioner, died to-night. , bavin. ■4 m the quornm, moerat. this nomination