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BRPOKTBD specially for thb herald by WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY. THE MAINE VILLAINY. The Iiifnmj or CArcclon and Ills Fellow Cousiilralors. Augusta, December 17.—The full details of the count made by the Governor and Coun cil show the following results : In the Senate the fusionists are given 20 members and the Republicans 11. In the House the fusionists have 78 and the Republicans 61. Five cities, with 12 Republican Representatives—Port land, Bath, Lewiston, Rockland and Saco— are without representation. The House will thus be twelve members short at its organiaa tion. The actual result of the election, ac cording to the official returns before changed by the Council, was as follows: Senate— Republicans, 10: fusionists, 12. House—Re publicans, 90; fusionists, 61—a net change in the Senate of 16, and in the House of 46. By the election returns the Republicans had a majority of 36 on joint ballot; as counted by the Governor and Council, the fusionists have a majority of 26 on joint ballot. The Republicans claim that the rejections and changes were wholly on technical grounds. The certificates to the Senators and Repre sentatives were sent out by mail to-day. The canvas of county officers is about completed. A committee of the Council is engaged in preparing a statement to justify the count. Jiioilfiinttoii MeninK. Augusta, December 19.—The indignation meeting to-night was attended by an immense crowd. Delegations from various parts of the State were an imposing feature of the demonstration. Granite Hall, where the meet ing was held, could not accommodate the multitude. Ex-Governor Conner presided. Resolutions were adopted denouncing the ac tion of the Governor and Council, and Sena tor Blaine then delivered an address, review ing the situation in detail, which was receiv ed with great enthusiasm. The Mntaf Ont rage. New York, December 17.—The Repub lican journals are of course furious over what they call the Maine outrage. The Star , however, say9 the Democratic Governor and Council have only done their sworn duty, and in the next breath taunts the Republicans with having set the example in Ihe Southern States. The If orld says Governor Garcelon and his advisers have made a serious political and not less serious moml mistake. They have nullified the will of the people of Maine, as expressed at the last election, on account of technical errors and oversights. These er rors and oversights were committed, not by the electors, but by the local canvassers. iMtninir ä« (VrtifiMWfl. Augusta, Me., December 16.—The Coun cil were engaged to-night in issuing the re maining certificates which have not keen sent out up to this time. The official list will not be given to the public until to-morrow. They say that the House will stand 61 Repub licans, 78 fusion, and 12 vacancies. The Senate, 20 fusion and 11 Republicans. A Sun SmmaUod. Nbw York, Decamber 17.—Tbe Sun sounds the alarm that the Republicans are preparing to elect the Präsident nsxt year by controlling tbe Legislature of certain North ern States. Those particularly spoken of, in addition to New York, are Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Colorado, Nevada, California and Oregon. New Yersey and Oregon have Democratic Governors, but tke Republicans have the power to alter the method of choos ing elections throughout the North. Court of Inquiry. Nbw York, December 17.—The eonrt of inQuirv. appointed for the purpose of inquir ing into Lieut. Col. Warren's conduct as Ma jor General commanding the 5th army corps at the Battle of Five Forks, Virginia, April 1st, 1865, and into the operations of hie com mand on that day and the day previous, so far as they related to his (Warren's) conduct or to the imputations or actions against him, has adjourned, in obedience to instructions from the War Department,'until January 5th. Nominations by tbe President. Washington, December 17.—The Presi dent to-day nominated the following Post masters: John H. Will, at Auburn, Califor nia; Chas. D. Hoyt, Alamosa; Henry T. O'Farrell, El Moro ; Albert Gesson, Greeley, Col. Washington, December 18.—The Presi dent to-day sent the nomination to the Senate of Col. C. Williams as Consul at Swatcw, China. So To be Confirmed. iNGTON, December 17.—The y Committee has agreed to re. ly on the nomination of ex-Cougress mer, of Virginia, to be Chief Justice >miug Territory. TV «'inoerat Who Wants to Displace Orth. a h iNGTON, December 17.—McCabe, the 1 ant for the seat of Orth, from the 9th 1 -a district, filed a statement to-day al / fraud, intimidation, bribery and Hie ing by the Republicans. The items of dities are given. IMatiaum nine. •w ^ okk, December 19.—A mine of lum is reported to have been discovered *uth Granville, Washington county, and 28 great excitement The Republican National Committee. Washington, December 17.—The Repub lican National Committee met at noon to-day at the Arlington Hotel, for the purpose of choosing a Chairman in place of the late Senator Chandler, and of fixing the time and place for holding the next National Conven tion of the party. The committee was call ed to order by the Secretary, R. C. McCor mick. A temporary organization was effect ed by the choice of Elihu Enos, of Wiscon sin, Chairman and R. C. McCormick, of Ne vada, Secretary. Nearly an hour was con sumed in the examination and passing of credentials of those who appeared for absent members, after which Cameron, of Pennsyl vania, was chosen Chairman of the Republi can National Committee. The chairmanship being disposed of, Secretary McCormick pre sented his resignation. He submitted that one campaign was as much work as could fairly be imposed on one man as Secretary, and at the same time disclaimed having been an aspirant to the chairmanship. Opposition was made to the acceptance of his resig nation and it was proposed that an assistant secretary might be appointed, but ultimately his resignation was accepted and the commit tee by a resolution chose Thos. B. Keogh, of North Carolina. All other nominations had been withdrawn. Sherman Interviewed. Chicago, December 18.—The Tribune's Washington correspondent called upon Sec retary Sherman this evening and found him unconcerned with regard to the proceedings of the National Committee, as if his own name had never been mentioned in connec tion with the possible candidacy for the pres idency. In reply to an inquiry as to the poli tical significance of the election of Senator Cameron to the chairmanship, the Secretary said that in his opinion it had none whatever. The Senator, he said, had been chosen by a small majority, and the selection was emi nently a wise one. He thought his majority would have been larger if it had not been given out that Cameron was a Grant man and sought the position on that basis alone. The fact is, the Secretary said, that the Senator had doubtless been chosen because he was known to be a man of character and energy. "He is," continued the Secretary, "a friend of Grant's and a friend of Blaine's. I know he is my friend. 1 really don't know which 6ide they placed me on, but I favored Came ron's selection because I knew him to be a man of action and sagacity." Call for the National Republican Con vention. Washington, December 18.—The execu tive committee of the National Republican Committee has authorized Chairman Came ron to issue a call for the next national con vention- and to attach the names of the mem bers of the executive committee thereto. Sea ator Cameron left this morning for New York. Vt« Affairs. Washington, December 16.—The follow ing telegram was received to-night : South Pubblo, Col., December 16. To Carl Schur», Secretary of thé Interior : Yours of yesterday is just received, while traveling home. Your dispatch of the 0th was received by *us on the 11th and commu nicated to Ouray, who immediately left for the camp of the White river Utes to hurry up their movements. Before the receipt of your dispatch one of the twelve designated by us, a son of Douglas, had been brought in, but we instructed Ouray to keep him and the oth ers until the full number was ready to be de livered. Before I left I understand that a few others were at his house, but not all, which is hardly to be expected, as only five days had elapsed, with the snow very deep, traveling slow, and the Indians scattered. I consider the surrender an accomplished fact and cannot think of the possibility that it will be prevented, although General Hatch may be delayed in bringing them out, as the snow fall in that eountry has been unprece dented and transportation can hardly be ob tained. Further negotiations in Washington as to the reservation will be easier of accom plishment than our task. I will write you fully. CHA8. ADAMS. ■ ■ I— I Grant in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, December 17.—General Grant arrived at Carpenter's Hall about 10:45. The hall was handsomely decorated with bunting and growing flowers and exotic plants. The General was received by ex Miuister Welsh who gave him welcome to the hall and presented him with an engrossed address from the Carpenter's Company. Gen. Grant accepted the gift with a few well chosen words. Members of the Carpenter's Company and their families were presented to the ex-President and a general hand-shak ing took place. Over the stage were the words "The Nation's Birth-place Bids You Welcome." General Grant on receiving the address spoke as follows: ' hi. mor. of the Carpenter's Company of de )»resent day :— It is with much pleasure that I accept the the address which I sec be fore me. I shall preserve it and hand it down to my children for preservation. I regard it as a very great trophy and one that will grow in estimation as time passes—as long as our Republic lasts, which, it is hoped, and I think we have the assurance of now, will be as long as time lasts. General Grant and Mayor Stokely were then driven to Independence Hall, where a great crowd was in waiting. The ex-Presi dent took a seat in the chair occupied by John Hancock at the time of signing of the Declaration of Independence and in front of the table on which the Declaration was sign ed. About 8,000 people, male and female, were admitted and shook hands with the Gen eral, but no speeches were? made. WASHINGTON. Political and Legislative Notes. Washington, December 19.—The Com mittee on Elections to-day granted the request of Senator Kellogg for a subpoena for about a dozen additional witnesses in his behalf. One is F. Withall, ex-member of the Louis iana Legislature, and now U. S. Consul at Kingston, Canada. The subpoenas are re turnable January 10th, on which day the tak ing of the testimony will be resumed. The committee to inquiring into the Ingalls case has at the request of the W. U. T. Co., given it until the expiration of the holiday re cess to decide whether it will or not produce the telegrams asked for. Less than a quornm of Senators and barely a quorum of Representatives were in their seats at the Capitol to-day, and both houses adjourned until the 6th of January after very brief sessions. The outgoing trains to-day were well filled with departing members. By to-morrow two-thirds of both houses will have left Washington to spend the Christmas holidays at their homes. Senator Hamlin has introduced a bill for the relief of the children of the late General James H. Carlton, well known on the Pacific coast, which proposes to pay them $7,600 for the value of certain property destroyed in New Mexico by order of General Canby dur ing the early part of the civil war. The House has passed Delegate Maginuis' bill to create a new Land District, consisting of all that portion of Montana east of the 27th range east of the principal meridian, with a Land Office at Miles City. Delegate Brento has introduced a bill for the creation of a northwestern land district in Washington Territory, with Land Office at Port Townsend. The Ute Kommission Denver, December 19.—A special to the Tribune from Los Pinos, dated 18ih inst., says: The Commission, now consisting of General Hatch and Lieut. Valois, is patiently awaiting the arrival of the prisoners., Noth ing ha3 been heard from Ouray since' his de parture for the camp of the White River Utes on the 15th inst. He felt confident of his ability to secure the prisoners and return to the agency by the 21st inst. There is a strong war feeling existing among both the Uncompaghre and White River Utes which may yet prevent the surrender of the parties demanded. The reported conversation be tween a New York World reporter and Gen'i McCook, of Gen'i Sherman's staff, in which he says that if he had been there he would have taken the Indian prisoners without wait ing any longer, is decidedly amusing, when the situation of affairs at the time alluded to is taken into consideration. A question arises which perhaps the distinguished officer can answer. There were seventeen white men, Commission and escort, in a log building with twenty-five armed Indians, and the building surrounded by over two hundred more. By what military strategem would General Mc Cook have surrounded the Indians and taken twelve of their number prisoners ? for up a I it Tbe Fort Custer Post Trader. Washington, December 19.—By direction of the Secretary of War the following extract from the opinion of the Attorney of the United States is published for all concerned "In my opinion a post trader at Fort Cus ter, in the Indian country, has no right to maintain a traffic in goods with Indians unless he be properly licensed for such trade. Post traders can be authorized only for military forces, or when needed for the accommoda tion of emigrants, freighters, and other citi zens. I know of no authority which permits the military authorities to allow a trader at at such establishments." An Express Robber Arrested. Chicago, December 18.—Pinkerton's de tectives yesterday arrested Thomas Wall, for merly an employe of the Southern Express Company at New Orleans, where, in 1868, he stole a package containing $10,900. At the time Wall was traced to Texas, and since then, until a few weeks ago, he has been lost sight of. He says he has been in Texas, Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Chi cago since his theft. He has been taken to New Orleans. Tbe Fitz-Jobn Porter Bill. Washington, December 18.—Governor George B. McClellan was on the floor of the Senate to day and conversed for some time with Wade Hampton and various other Sena tors. He is warmly advocating the passage of the Fitz John Porter bill. Fire nt Bismarck. St. Paul, December 18.—A fire in Bis mark, D. T., this morning, started in a res taurant on Main street and burned twelve stores and buildings adjoiniug. The Sheridan House was saved with difficulty. Loss, $50, °°0. ^ ^ f __ i't.M su-jirii'ilm ^ ah . >, December 18.—A dispatch from Virginia, Nev., says the Bank of Vir ginia has suspended, caused by carrying too much mining stock, which has fallen greatly during the last month. a Irish Coart Sentence. Limerick, December 17. —The evicted ten ant who struck down Lord Fermoy in the Limerick County Club House on Saturday last, has been sentenced to five years penal servitude. The sentence created much sensa tion in court. Famishing People. Berlin, December 17. —The famine in Silesia has spread to four more districts. the the tain FORTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. SECOND SESSION. SENATE. Washington, December 17.—Morgan of fered a resolution ibat the continuance of the present volume of United States treasury notes and their maintenance at par was demanded by tbe necessities of trade, and that tbe lull restoration of the silver coinage to an equal ity with gold is necessary for a plentiful and permanent supply of money to maintain na tional prosperity. He declared that it was unwise to withdraw any of our currency, as a change in the balance of trade might stop the present tide of prosperity. Davis (W. Va.) introduced a bill repealing certain permanent annual appropriations. Re ferred. Pendleton, from the Census Committee, re ported a bill to amend the census act, so as to allow free passage through the mails of offi cial correspondence of census officials; to strike out the provision for the ascertainment of the ownership ot the national debt; to re quire the enumeration in cities containing over 100,000 inhabitants to be taken within two weeks from June 1, 1880, when the work begins. Ordered printed and laid on the table. Washington, December 18.—The Vice President presented a communication from ihe Secretary of the Treasury giving informa tion concerning the effect upon the revenues and upon consumers of the repeal of the duty on tea and coffee in 1872. Referred. Salisbury, from the Committee on Elec tions, reported a resolution that an attach ment issue to the sergeant-at-arms, command ing him to briDg to the bar of the Senate for contempt, Smith and other witnesses sub pœned by the sub-committee to investigate the charges against Senator Ingalls and who have refused to testify. Adopted. The resolution of Davis (W. Va.,) instruc ting the Agricultural Committee of both houses to consider the subject of agriculture and report what ought to be done by the gov ernment to promote the agricultural interests, wsr adopted. The Pension Appropriation bill passed. Voorhees' resolution for the appointment of a committee to investigate the causes of the negro emigration from the South was taken up. Voorhees disclaimed any political mo tives in offering his resolution. The negroes were evidently being deluded, and his resolu tion was offered in the interest of humanity and justice. If it was true as alleged that this movement was caused by unjust political treatment of the negroes, it was well to learn the fact. If it resulted from an organized conspiracy by designing men, it was also well to know it. Indiana was open to all legiti mate settlers, but did not desire to be colo nized through the operation of emigration agencies any more than California wished to be so colonized by Chinese. Indiana was Quite fully populated. There was no land to give away. The negroes were being deceived. He thought Windom's argument premature. Windom defended his amendment and thought there was a portion of the Indian ter ritory that could be set apart for the blacks, and that would be a practical solution of the matter. Hill spoke sgainst the resolution. He was tired of these investigations ot unimportant questions. The negro emigration question would settle itself. The negro was no longer a ward. He was free to go where he pleased. The negroes were contented in proportion to the length of time the Southern States had been under home rule. In Georgia from 70, 000 to 90,000 colored children are attending school, and the blacks own $5,000,000 worth of real estate. The talk about this question was all gammon. It was kept up by design ing and unscrupulous men. ConkliDg asked how the negroes in Georgia got so much property ? Hill replied that it was by work, of course, under Democratic government. ConkliDg said he was gratified at that, be cause we had heard so often here that the negroes would not work except under mas ters. Hill said there was a large class of un thrifty and worthless negroes who are mak ing all this trouble. He had doubted the ca pacity of the colored man, but was glad to record that be was agreeably surprised in his success. Half of the negroes voted the Dem ocratic ticket. Garland said all the negroes who left Ar kansas had gone back except one, who died while trying to get back. Ransom denied with much warmth the al legations of ill-treatment by the whites of negroes in his State, and cited in support of his statements such Republicans as ex-Gover nor Holden, U. 8. District Attorney Badger, Representative Martin, and ex-Representative Smith. After a spirited debate, McPherson moved an executive session, which was rejected by 13 to 13. Ingalls said he was not greatly in sympathy with the exodus. If extended it would be disastrous to those moving and those among whom they settled. He had conversed with a number of negroes and every one said his sole reason for leaving the South was a de sire for political freedom and fair wages for work. One of these negroes came from Geor gia and to some extent corroborated Senator Hill's statement about their educational ad vantages. Windom's amendment was rejected by 18 to 25. Washington, December 19.-After reading of the journal Thurman said there was no quorum present, and he moved to adjourn, but withdrew the motion to permit the trans action of some important business. This done the Vice President appointed Voorhees, Vance, Pendleton, Windom and Blair a com mittee to investigate ihe cause of the negro migration, and the Senate then adjourned. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Washington, December 17.—Wilson (W. Va.) offered a resolution of inquiry as to what leg; dation is necessary on the subject of Chi nese emigration. Referred. McCord, fro-. û.i ! milice ol Manufac turers, rept iîcd .:*t resolution proposing constitutional amendment giving Congress the power to grant, protect and regulate the exclusive right to adopt and use trade marks. The main question was ordered, and after strong opposition and discussion on the Dem ocratic side it was referred to the Judiciary Committee, with leave to report at any time. Jones, from the Committee on Post Offices, reported the bill exempting postal employees from jury duty. Passed. Knott, from the Judiciary Committee, re ported back the concurrent resolution for the appointment of a joint committee of three Senators and five Representatives to investigate the present system of salaries, fees, etc., for officers of United States courts, and to ascer tain whether abuses exist. Agreed to. in The Consular Appropriation hill was ord ered printed and recommitted. Tue house then went into Committee of the Whole on the Military Academy Appropria tion bill. Washington, December 18.—Steele, from the Committee on Agriculture, reported the bill originally introauced by Sapp or the com mittee to encourage inter-state immigration, authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to collect and publish all facts vvnicn may be of value to emigrants. The report, which ac companied the bill, was an amusing docu ment. It held that it would require nearly one thousand years tor the present Commis sioner to obtain and publish ail the tacts, the cost of which publication would exceed one thousand billion of dollars, and though it would be officially reliable it would be ot tittle importance to the present generation. But if by a year's dispensation of Divine Provi dence the Commissioner should take an ad miring view of the standing pile of his re ports he must be excused if he exclaimed in the exuberance of his pride,— What's this? querried the reading clerk. "Exegi monumentum aereperennius regalique sitre pyramidum altius read Steele in a loud voice as he ascended the clerk's desk. [Loud laughter.] The bill and adverse report were referred to the Committee of the Whole. Lefevre, from the Committee on Agricul ture, reported a resolution instructing the committee to take into consideration such measures as may tend to promote the agricul tural interests of the country, to investigate the system and working of the Department of Agriculture, and to report the necessary legislation for the promotion and protection of that industry, with power to seod for per sons and papers, and with an appropriation of $3,000 to defray expenses. Willis submitted an amendment looking to the consolidation or abolition of the public grounds and conservatories in Washington. The amendment was agreed to and the reso lution adopted. Scale, chairman of the Committee on Ind an affairs, reported back the hill authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to negotiate with the Ute Indians for the relinquishment of their reservation in Colorado and their re moval and settlement elsewhere, with an amendment requiring the consent of the Ind ians to the cession of any part of their reser vation ; and providing that no agreement shall be valid unless agreed to by three-quar ters of all adult male Indians who have not forfeited their treaty rights unless confirmed by Congress. He asked for the immediate consideration of the bill. Conger rose to a point of order, that it must receive its first consideration in Com mittee of the Whole, and declined to with draw the point, declaring that the bill was absurd on its face ; that Congress could not by special act confer the treaty making pow er of the nation on an officer not recognized by the constitution or laws as having any au thority to make treaties, and that Congress had nothing further to do with the confirm* tion of treaties. Springer appealed to the house to act on the question to-day. Gentlemen who lived in the Extern part of the country had no idea of the anxiety and distress to which the peo ple of the West were subjected on account of Indian hostilities, and therefore every meas ure tending to the peaceable settlement of Indian tribes should have immediate consid eration. CoDger.—Let the majority of the house g rovide an army to protect frontier settlers. ring in a bill for that purpose and we can pass it to-day. Springer.—The army is ample now. The point of order being insisted on the bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole, Reagan in the chair. SpriDger said the time bad arrived when civilization had reached the boundaries of the Ute reservation. All efforts to preserve the peace there would be futile in the future. Congress must look then at the question squarely, fairly, plainly, and must decide it in the interest of justice. He did not believe in treating with the Indians as with equals. He believed in the policy of regarding the whole of the lands within the limits of juris diction as the public domain, and the Indians as citizens of the United States of teaching them to obey the laws, and to understand that when they killed innocent persons they were of murder. Washington, December 19.—Blackburn, from the Committee on Rules, submitted a unanimous report on the revision of the rules. The consideration of the report was made the special order for January 6ib, and from day to day thereafter to the exclusion of every other order. The Speaker appointed as the committee on an inter-oceanic canal, KiDg, Singleton, Whitehorn, Martin, Turner, Nichols, Hutch inB (Pa.,) Conger, Frye and Haskell. I he Committee on Pablic Buildings agreed to report favorably on an appropriation of $750,000 for public buildings at Pittsburg. The Speaker appointed the new members of the House to committees. Benny goes on Public Lands and Mines and Mining ; Davis on Coinage and Expenditures in the Navy Department; Pacheco, Private Land Claims and Public Expenditures; Page, Education and Labor, and Expenditures in the Depart ment of Justice ; Belford, on Mines and Min ing. Acklin asked leave to offer a resolution for the appointment of a committee to inquire into the claims of citizens against the govern ment of Nicaragua. Objected to. Kenna, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the bill known as the Steamboat bill, which was made the special order for the second Tuesday in February. The house then adjourned until the 6th of January. Afghans in the Ascendant. London, December 17. —The Times' dis patch from Candahar says : A conflict has occurred near Herat between the Herat and Cabul troops. It is uncertain which party were victorious, hut Ayoub Khan has been imprisoned by the Cabules, who hold the citadel under the leadership of a bold ad venturer, who has been proclaimed Governor in Ayoub Khan's place. A telegraph dis patch announces that the Afghans hold Bala Hissar and the city of Cabul. General Roberts' Warning. Lahore, December 17.—The civil and military Gazette states that General Roberts was warned by a native chief that the tribes were meeting, and that the inhabitants of Cabul were disaffected and were holding fre quent communications with the Afghan troops and hill tribes.