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KKFOKTKI» »PKCIAU.Y FOB THE HKKAU. BY WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. the truth. Washington, December 10.—President Gnmt, in the course of a conversation to-day with a representative of the Associaled Press concerning political affairs,said that recently he received a dispatch from Gov. Chamber lain, informing him that it was currently re ported in Columbia that the President had in his interview with Representative Hewitt, of New York, a week ago, remarked that when members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, holding certificates from the Secretary of State, should convene he would recognize them as the legal House. The Pres ident, in reply to Chamberlain, telegraphed him that if Hewitt had sent such a dispatch it was untrue, and that he had not so expressed himself. The President says he had a con versation with Hewitt, in which he said in his judgment not less than 03 members were eligible to organize a House and transact bus iness, including a determination of qualifica tion of its members. This was the view he then held, but it was merely a private opinion, and lie might be wrong. The President on that occasion further expressed his views with regard to the grounds upon which each wing or member of the House respectively claimed their seats, and in this connection the Presi dent produced a note addressed to him by Hewitt, dated House of Représentâtes, De cember Otb, as follows : To the President : 1 have received a reliable telegram from Columbia, stating that 03 members holding certificates from the Secretary of State have been sworn into the House, presided over by Speaker Wallace, which is therefore organiz ed in accordance with the requirements of law as stated by you. ( )n the same day Hewitt sent him another note, as follows : I have just received a later dispatch saying that the Supreme Court of South Carolina has pronounced its judgment and declared the House presided over by Wallace to be a legally constituted House of Representatives, and that Mackey is a private citizen, and not Speaker or in any respect an officer of the Legislative body. 'Phe President said, with reference to those notes, that he did not think, after his free conversation with Hewitt, that the latter would make use of what he said for the pur pose of defeating the party which the Presi dent represented. When Hewitt and Senator Randolph called oa him a lew days ago, he informed Hewitt of the Contents of the dis p.dcli he had received from Gov. Chamber lain and the reply lie made lo it, and intima ted to Hewitt that he thought his confidence had been abusai. Hewitt denied that he had sent to Columbia such a dispatch as that men tioned. The President then repeated to Hew itt the substance of the dispatch in reply to Governor Chamberlain in regard to the re port current in Columbia. Senator Randolph then produced a dispatch from Gen. Hamp ton, in which he said that if the President would recognize the Wallace House and withdraw the troops, he would do everything possible to preserve peace. The President remarked that he looked upon this as a piece of impertinence on the part of Gen. Hamp ton in telling him what to do ; that the send ing of troops to South Carolina was in obedi ence to the call of Governor Chamberlain,the danger there being too formidable for the au thorities of the State to contest ; that organ ized ritle clubs representing Gen. Hampton were in the city of Columbia, ar 1 that if the Federal troops should be withurawn there would be peace, but it would be the peace of death. Senator Randolph then explained that the President should not think that Gen. Hamp ton sought to advise him what to do, and that the dispatch which was shown to the Presi dent was a reply to one Randolph had sent to Hampton. In response to a question, the President said he never had instructed Gen. Roger tojplace troops in the State House, but that w as the way Gen. Huger understood liis orders. Troops were in South Carolina, the President repeated, in obedience to the call of Governor Chamberlain, to suppress an insurrection too formidable for him to control, and had it not been for these troops Chamberlain would be a refugee to-day, as Gov. Ames now is from Mississippi. KEAlIlT FlfuVoKK. r.%Answer of the President to Withers* Resolution. Chicago. December 10.— The Ld< r-Oceans Washington special says: Senator Morton's Committee on Privileges and Elections has been divided up into four sub-committees, three of which will visit the three disputed States South, and the fourth will investigate tlu* Oregon matter. The latter committee, which consists of Morton, Logan and Ker nan, will sit here and will call witnesses from < Iregon. It is expected that the President's answer t<i the Withers resolution will be sent to the Senate to-morrow, and will create quite as much sensation as the address of Sherman and oilier visitors to New Oilcans. War Tax. Vienna, December 9. —Advices from Con stantinople state that a fresh war tax of fif teen piastres lias been levied upon all males between the ages of 15 and 00 years. THE PRESIDENCY. Washington, December 10.—At an inter view held yesterday with public men they expressed themselves as follows : Senator Sargent said he looked upon the situation as grave. The Democrats are lash ing themselves to action and trying to influ ence their followers, and they might succeed in evoking general raob movements. If Hayes was declared elected, and if such de claration were made to-day it would be ac quiesced in. The Republican case is clear and strong, but the fact of the movements of the democrats arc calculated to create a tumul tuous spirit. The ignorant masses take the cue from leaders, and have no individual or intelligent ideas. The most serious blow to the Democrats has been given in Oregon, where the attempt to steal a vote was so obvi ous and flagrant, and the course pursued so different from that of Democratic Governors in other States, where Democratic Electors, as mucli disqualified as Watts, got certifi cates, that suspicion is cast on all Democratic pretensions, and the people are enlightened as to the kind of tactics they will adopt. He thought the Republicans should firmly ad here to their rights. Violence may not come, but If does,then those who seek to defeat the will of the people will be responsible for it. Senator Morton said, if we go on and do our duty, there will be much howling and bluster, but no breach of the peace nor resist ance. There will be a general acquiesence. The attempted fraud in Oregon will meet the general execration of mankind aud will be an utter failure. Senator Booth was reticent. He presumed there might be agitation in the Pacific States, especially touching the Oregon case, but there was the same everywhere. He thought that statesmen should be ebarry of individual ex pressions of opinion. It might be unwise to express an opinion at this serious juncture of affairs. Of course, said be, there will have to be some unity of action on all complicated questions, which can only come after consul tation. If each expresses an opinion in ad vance such opinions might be at variance, and the result prove embarrassing. He thinks it entirely probable that before the electoral votes are counted the case made up for Til den will look too weak to secure the support of Congressional leaders, and that it will be abandoned by Tilden. Besides this, the mag nitude of such a conflict would in itself ren der it impossible. Garfield said that if he could not prove the Republican case so incontestibly as to con- vince the Judgement of auy unprejudiced man, lie would agree never again to make a public speech. ----- «« »» A®**—"' "— General Ruler's Reply. Columbia, (S. C.,) December 9.—The fol lowing has been received by the committee of the Democratic House : Columbia, (S. C.,) December 8. To Hon. Z. F. Conner and other gentlemen of the committee : I have the honor to say in reply lo your inquiries, based upon the resolution of which you handed me a copy yesterday, that the United States troop9 in the State House were placed there by my order for the purpose of executing such orders as might be given. And in this connection I would say with refer ence to enquiries numbered six and seven, that if your body should appear at the State House for the purpose of entering the hall of the House of Representatives, and should be refused admission by those having charge of the doors, and such persons should apply to the officers in command of the troops at the State House for assistance necessary to pre vent your entering, the present orders to the officers would require them to render such assistance. I am, gentlemen, your obd't serv't, THOS. H. HUGER, Col. and Brevet Brig. Gen. Dept, of South. Nothing else has become known to-dar, except that more Federal troops are en reifte for this place. Everything is remarkably quiet. ^ ^ Xew French Cabinet. Paris, December 9.—It i9 stated Jtihat the present Cabinet will be maintained in its entirety excepting Jules Simon, and will place Demarcere as Minister of the Interior. It is said President McMahon has approved of this combination. The République Fra neat* expresses the hope that the President will make initiatory advances toward the majority of the Chamber of Deputies, and points out the dilemma which exists, namely: either the Cabinet adopts the programme of the Chamber, or enters upon a struggle with the majority, which must lead to dissolution. Such a step the République Française adds, is not regard- ed with apprehension by the majority, be- cause it knows that the country will be on its side. ----- Holiday Adjournment—Theatre ln»p«o t tons. New York, December 10.—A Washington special says: Congress will probably ad journ from Friday, the 15th inst., until the second Monday in January. In the mean time the select committee will pursue the in vestigations in the Southern States. The proper authorities will make an inspec tion of all public places of amusement iu this city, with special view of examining their facilities for escape in case of fire. Coal Miners Killed. Drestkn. December 11.—Twenty-five min ers were killed last night by an explosion in a colliery at Windberg. Probable Extra Session ol'Conisrress. New York, December 11.—A special ses sion of the Senate, to begin on the 4th or 5th of March, will be called by Grant before his term expires, to confirm Hayes Cabinet and other appointments. The new Executive, with the support of that body, will take im mediate possession of the government in all its branches. If the Democratic House refuse to make appropriations during the present seseion, an extra session of the new Congress will be called. It will not be assembled, however, as may be supposed, immediately after the 4th of March. Some date after the New Hampshire election will be fixed upon. The appropriations will unquestionably be made before the end of the fiscal year. As for the Democratic programme thus far, with all the caucusses and many private consultations of their leading politicans, the Democrats have discovered no way to prevent the working out to the designed result. They are held as in a vice by the Constitution and forms of law, and there is no way of escape except bv resort to revolution. Mitchell'** Resolution. Washington, December 11.—The Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections this forenoon voted to recommend the adoption by the Senate of Mitchell's resolution direct ing the committee to investigate the facts at tending the appointing of Presidential Elec tors in Oregon. Senators Morton, Logan and Kernau will act as a sub-committee to con duct this investigation, and Governor Grover, together with the Secretary of State and other persons, will be subpœned to come here im mediately from Oregon. The same Senators will constitute a sub-committee for au inves tigation of the elections of Alabama, Missis sippi and Georgia, under Edmunds' resolution. The investigations will be conducted in Wash ington. All the other members of the com mittee were last Saturday detailed as mem bers of sub-committees to proceed to South Carolina, Florida aud Louisiana, and they start to-da y. m _ Arrest of Negroes Clior u«'«* Will» Murder Charleston* December 11.—Sixteen ne groes were arrested in Abbey ville county, charged with the murder of two white men, whom they ambushed and shot near Lownds ville, on Monday. Six of the negroes made a confession, implicating their fellow prison ers, aud divulging a plot for the murder of the white men of the village and the capture of the women. There were twenty of them in the conspiracy. Of the sixteen arrested, thirteen started from Lowudsville to Ander son, the intention being to send them from Anderson to Abbey ville by Railroad. This round about course was adopted to prevent lynching by men said to be in the direct road from Lowndsville to Abbey ville. The pris oners started for Anderson on Saturday, un der a strong guard, but up to last evening they had not been heard from. It is rumored that they have been intercepted and lynched by a party from Georgia, but no confirmation of the report has reached Charleston. Two of the prisoners had,been hurt when captured, and the party may have stopped on the road to ease the wounded, especially as the weather has been so cold. Funeral of the Victim; yif the Fire. New' York, December 9.—The funeral of Harry Murdock and Claude Burroughs will take place to-morrow from "the little church around the corner." The expense will be borne by Mr. Sheridan Shook and A. M. Palmer, lessees of the burned theater and proprietors of Union Square Theater. The members of the two theaters have adopted resolutions tendering their sympathy to the managers, and holding them blameless of the awful catastrophe. - ^ m » ——-— - More of the Fire Victim?* Identified. New York, December 8. —The following is a list of additional theater fire victims iden 'tified : Christopher Armstrong, Geo. Burke, Fred. Burke, Montreal; Harwick H. Brown, David Carlyle, Wm. Qrush, Sara'l Calhoun, Orange, N. J. ; Edw. Kernuus, Edw. T. Doody, H. Farrell, Chas. Hargrave, Geo. Mathews, Jas. Morris, Tom. H. Pearce, Geo. Randall, Sarah A. Smith. Arthur B. Russell, Amelia C. Simp son, Arthur Taylor, Christian Veech, Harry Verckman, Harry Webster, Wm. Heister and Jos. Wick. Lint of Victims at the Brooklyn Fire. New York, December 11.—The Tribune gives a carefully prepared list of tlic names ■of all persons absolutely known to have been lost in the Brooklyn fire. This list gives a total of 271, of these, the remaius of 217 have been identified. Fatal Boiler Explosion. Salem, (Mass.,) December 9.-A new boiler in the basement of Winslow' Rogers' shoe manufactory burst while being tested, and its inventor, J. H. Mills, was killed. Wins low & Rogers were severely injured. fini ute in Honor of Hayes «Mid Wheeler*» Election. Chicago, December 9.—Iu accordance with the recommendation of the Republican Na tional Committee, a salute of 185 guns will be fired iu this city next Tuesday at noon in houor of the election of Ilayes and Wheeler. The Steamer Eeipsig on mle red. New York, December 11. — A Baltimore dispatch says : A rumor is current that the steamer Leipsig, w hile ou her way to Balti more from Bremen, had foundered in the English channel. No further particulars are given. The Action of the ttoveruor of Oregon. Washington, December 11.—The question of Governor Grover's action in granting a certificate to a Democratic elector in Oregon continues one of obsorbing attention in the highest political and official circles here. There has been no formal Cabinet discussion of the subject, as the members say such tech nicalities as are presented do not at this time call for a Cabinet official consideration. There has, however, been earnest and repeated attention given informally by the members of the Cabinet, as well as by the members of both Houses of Congress. It is stated by prominent friends of the Administration that there is no apprehension that the election will turn upon the points involved in Oregon, because it has not reached such conditions as to by regarded as a matter for investigation by the Attorney General. The Government up to noon to-day w*as without official intelli gence from South Caronina. The Senators from that State entertain no apprehensions of disorder while the troops remain, and say they will remain until all probability of an outbreak is over. Another Report from the Palmer Com mittee. Chicago, Dovember 11.—The papers this morning publish the address of Palmer, Trumbull and others of the Democratic visit ing committee to New Orleans. It is address ed to Hon. A. A. Hewitt, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. They say the facts connected with the election and re turns show that the action of the Returning Board in proclaiming the election of the Hayes electors is arbitrary, unfair, aud without war rant of law, — —m «« ►> m -- Bank Statement. New York, December 9.—The bank state ment is as follows : Loans increase, $91,300 ; specie increase, $2,429,300 ; legal tenders in crease, $3,449,800; deposits decrease, $2, 471,200; circulation increase, $79,300; re serve decrease, $392,700. Committee Affairs. Washington, December iL—Tbe House Judiciary Committee this a. m. discussed the question of seating the member elect from Colorado, and adjourned with the under standing that action be taken to-morrow. Tlie French Caoin«-«. Paris, December 11.—The Journal de« Debate« says : Dafaure has abandoned further efforts to reorganize the Cabinet, and insists on resigning immediately. LitteH'f* Living Age For 1877. The continued and increasing success of this periodical (now over thirty-three years old) is doubtless owing to the fact, more generally recognized every year, that it af fords the most comprehensive and, all things considered, the cheapest means of keeping well informed in the best literature of the day. With its weekly issue, and its three and a quarter thousand large pages of reading matter a year, it is, enabled to the present with a freshness and satisfactory complete ness attempted by no other publication, the ablest essays and reviews, the choicest serial and short stories, the most interesting sketches of travel and discovery, the best poetry, and the most valuable biographical, historical, scientific and political information from the entire body of foreign periodical literature. 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An extra offer, also, is made to all new subscribers for 1877, viz. : to send them gratis the six numbers of 1870, containing, besides otlier valuable reading, the first instalments of a new and unusually powerful serial story by George MacDonald, now appearing in The Living Age from advance sheets. The volume begins Jan. 1st, and we recom mend the periodical to the attention of our readers. We know of no other way in which so much of the best work of the best minds of the time can be obtained so cheaply and conveniently as through this standard weekly magazine. Published by Littell A Gay, Bos ton. Canaris, the gallant Greek admiral, who fifty odd years ago, with 42 associates, took the sacrament and devoted himself to death in sailing two fireships into the midst of the Turkish fleet, at Scio, and succeeding in de stroying the Pacha's ship, with many hundred men, is alive in Athens, a hearty old salt of eighty-two. FORTY-FOURTH COSSRESS. SENATE. Washington, December 11.—Bayard of fered the following : Resolved, That the Attorney-General be and he is hereby directed to communicate to the Senate the total number of Deputy Marshals employed throughout the United States in connection with the election held on Novem ber 7th, 1870, statiug the number sô em ployed in each State and at each voting pre cinct respectively, and the length of time they were so employed. Cameron, of Wisconsin, introduced a bill providing for the redemption of greenbacks, and providing that the United States shall after its enactment receive legal tender notes at par for all import revenue duties and dues. Referred to the Finance Committee. The House bill appropriating $21,000 for defraying the expenses of the special com mittees investigating the Southern elections passed, with an amendment appropriating $50,000 for expenses of similar Senate elec tion committees under the resolution of Ed munds. Bogy presented a report of the Democratic committee which attended the Louisiana Re turning Board sessions. Objection being made to printing it on the grounds that it was irregularly presented and did not come under the rules, aud after some debate, it was decided that Bogy, Stevenson and McDonald should prepare a memorial embracing the paper, and it could then be printed. Mitchell, from the Committee on Elections, reported favorably the resolution authorizing an investigation as to the eligibility of Watts, the Oregon Elector. Cooper objected to its present considera tion, and it was postponed. HOl'fiE. The Speaker announced the appointment of Clyraer (Penn ) to fill the vacancy in the Committee on Appropriations, caused by Racdall retiring. The chairmanship of committee remains with Holm»«* Under the call of States the Republicans required the reading of bills introduced in full, thus consuming the morning hour, leav ing no time for call of States for resolutions. McDougal's resolution for the appointment of five additional select committees, failed to receive the necessary two-thirds vote. Cox offered a resolution for a committee of five to proceed to New Y^ork. Philadelphia, Brooklyn, aud Jersey City. Adopted. Glover introduced a resolution for protec tion of the States against domestic violence. It provides that the President shall employ the army and navy for such purposes only after the Legislature of a State have certified to him that the authority of the State is forci bly resisted and is unable to overcome such resistance, or after the Governor has certifiai to him that riot, insurrection or overt acts of rebellion have occurred, which such Gover nor has endeavored and is unable to sup press ; and also, that he has endeavored to convene the Legislature, and that suck can not be convened by reason of such domestic violence. Kasson introduced a bill to establish a dis criminating duty of 25 per cent, on sugaT, the growth or product of slave labor. Banniug asked unanimous consent to offer & resolution reciting a eulogium passed on J. Madison Wells, of the Louisiana Returning Board, in the report of Senator Sherman and others to the President, and requesting the President to furnish from the War Depart ment copies of all reports, orders, correspon dence, etc., connected with the removal of Wells from the Governorship of Louisiana by General Sherman. Kasson objected. Banning moved to suspend the rules and adopt tbe resolution. Defeated by 141 yeas to 81 nays, not two thirds in the affirmative. Goode offered a resolution instructing the Judiciary Committee to inquire into and re port on the legality of the circular issued by thc Attorney-General during the late Presi dential campaign to United States Marshals in relation to their powers and duties in such election. Adopted without division. Spencer moved to suspend the rules and adopt a resolution instructing the Judiciary Committee to inquire what intimidation has been practiced on Government employees during the recent election to compel such employees to contribute to the election fund of any political party, and what legislation is needed to abate the evil-"| Negatived by 131 yeas to 74 nays, not two thirds in the affirmative. The House at 3:15 adjourned, the Demo crats remaining in the hall to hold a caucus forthwith. Jo«* Jefter*on anil 44 aicli*iet«ier.*' The story goes, that Jefferson went to a bank to cash a check—during the long run of Rip Van Winkle —and the bank official demanded that he should be indentified. "Why," said Joe, "I'm Jefferson, now play ing at Booth's." "That may be," returned the cautious clerk; "but I've seen Rip many a time and it seems hardly possible you are the man : anyway, you must get some one who knows you." Jefferson slunk against a post iu the pecu liar, forsaken air of the returned sleeper, and said in tbe words of Rip ; "If my tog Schul der vas here he vould know me." "Pay that check,'' cried the cashier. "No one but Joseph Jefferson has that heart breaking voice or could utter those words in that way." And thus an allusion to the dear old unseen dog that never existed, except in Jefferson's imagination, saved him a deal of trouble.— Illustrated Weekly.