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ASTRONOMICAL 1877.
rFrom the Chicago Tribune.!
The following are the principal astronomical
phenomena of the year 1877. The timet given are
Chicago mean-time : and the appearance Ja that
prwtutedto an observer in thia city, unleea other
wine stated :
CMDATf,
Jan. 7, 14, 21, 23.
Feb. 4,11,18,2ft.
Mar. 4, 11, 18, 2ft.
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
May 6, 13, 20 27.
June 3, 10, 17, 24.
July 1, 8. 18. 53. 79.
Aug. 6, 12, 19, 26.
Hept. a, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28.
Nov. 4. 11, 18. 25.
Doc. 2, 9, 10, 23, 30.
Note. April 1 (marked with an ) wlLI be Easter
Sunday; being the Sunday next following the first
inn moon alter the vernal equinox.
THI MOON.
Iloiifh. Sew Moon.
Full ifoon.
dau. A. m.
dap. h. vi.
January.... 14 7 37tf a. m.
February. . . 13 3 8tf a. m.
March 14 9 8 p. m.
April 13 noon.
May 12 11 3:t p.m.
June 11 8 42 a. m.
July 10 4 18 p. to.
August.... 8 11 27 p.m.
September 7 7 10 a. m.
October ....84 8 p. m.
November.. S 2 67itf a. m.
December. . 4 4 lift p. m.
i'J 2
27 1
28 11
27 10
26 10
25 11
25 1
23 6
22 9
22 1
20 4
20 0
24 p. m.
6x p. m
4.1 tf a. m.
UH p.m.
a a. m.
a. m.
p. m.
a. m.
a. m.
p.m.
a. m.
The lndicatea an eclipse.
The apparent motioua of tha moon will be mora
Irregular in 1877 than nanal. The north node la
now near the vernal equinox; ao that she will
awing back and forth through about nity-slx de
greas of declination each lunar month. For thia
reaeon the moon will " tip" much more than the
average; ana people who are prone to prognosticate
the weather from the poiitlon of the " noma" will
nave extraordinary opportunities for doing to in
M9 spring ana autumn.
THR REASONS'.
Earth in perihelion Dec. 31 Oh mp. m
Vernal equinox Mar. 20 (.h 22m a. m.
Summer aoUtice June 21 2h 28m a.m.
i-artn in aphelion ..July 3 8h mp. m
Autumnal .equinox Sept. 22 4h 68m p.m.
vwmer aoisuce ieo. ai lln m a. m
una in perihelion Dec. 31 oh m a. m.
1CL1P8EB.
The year In a very barren one in regard to eclipses
in mis region, 'inure will be five, as follows :
A total eclipse of the moon, Feb. 27, at 1 h. 19 m.
p. m. ; below the horizon of the United mates.
A partial eclipse of the aun, March 14, at 10 b. 17
in. p. m. ; visible in Western Asia.
A partial eclipse of the sun, Aug. 8. at 10 h. 42 m.
p. m. ; visible in Alaska. KamUcbatka. the North
Pacific ocean, and the Arctic ocean, liehrlng's strait
is nearly in the center of the area from which this
eclipse can be aeen.
A total eclipse of the moon, Aug. 23, at S h. 18 m.
p. m. ; partially visible In the Eastern and Southern
eta tea.
A partial eclipse of the aun. Sept. 7. at 8 h. 4 m. a.
m.; vlsibls to all that part of South America situated
In more than 15 deg. of south latitude, and extend
ing nearly to the south pole.
The timea given above are the inatanta of conjunc
tion or opposition in rigut aaoension.
2TEWS OF TIIE WEEK.
JORZIGH IKTZIXIQEKCf.
A Servian fort at Belgrade caused some ex
citement by firing upon an Austrian man-of
war. The Servian Government promptly
apologized, and bounced the indiscreet com
mander of the fort, and everything la eerene.
A cable dispatch informs us that Denmark
is in a bad way politically. There is a conflict
of authority between the Rigadag (Chamber of
Deputies) and the Rigsraad (Supreme Court),
which promises to result in rerious complica
tions.
Persia, it is said, will occupy Bagdad in case
of war.
A severe commercial crisis exists in Russia,
and many heavy failures are reported.
The reforms adopted by the preliminary con
fcrence of the powers at Constantinople are
very sweeping in their character. They in
clude the admission of Christians in tLe Otto
man army, and the transformation of the villa
yet of Sophia into a Christian province, under
a Governor. There is censiderable doubt as
to whether the Forte will yield to the recom
mendation of the powers.
A dinpatch from Constantinople says the pro
ject of reforms submitted to the Porte includes
the division of Bulgaria into two provinces,
popular election of Mayors of towns, the Gov
ernor General to have complete control of the
police force, the organization of law courts to
be left in a great measure to an international
Commission, foreigners to be eligible for legal
appointments, if the Commission finds the ap
pointment necessary, only SO per cent, of the
taxes to be paid to the Porte, the militia not to
exceed 1 por cent, of the male population.
San Domingo has just passed through anoth
or successful revolution. Gonzalez has been
deposed from the Presidency, and our old
friend Baoz, who was some months a;o un
ceremoniously bounced and compelled to flee
for his life, has been recalled and reinstated bi
the Presidential chair.
Late advices from the City of Mexico fur
nish the following interesting items regarding
the progress of the revolution in that unhap
py country: The Iglesiaa Government is es
tablished at Qneretaro. The States of Guana-
gusto, Queretaro Aguaw, Calientes, Zieatecas,
Djrango, San Luis rotost, Jalisco, Col ma,
bonora, Sinoloa, and Tabasco recognize Jgle
ias. The State of Mexico, Hidalgo,
Taebia, Vera Cruz, and Oaxaca are
occupied by. Diaz troops. Iglosias
has about 12.000 good troops, while
Diaz has 18,000 of every grade, but he is well
provided with artillery, in which Iglesias is de
ficient. On the Cth inst. C,000 men, with
twenty field howitzers and ten rilled cannon,
left Me ico for Queretaro. Iglesias has about
7,000 troops in Queretaro, with six piece of
artillery. This force is snfticient to garrison
the plare., which is strong and easily defended.
All parties are anxious to be recognized by the
United riUtot .
DOMESTIC NEWS.
TZnt.
W. C. Wall, farwintendent of the Money
Order Deputa-eat ct the Pittsburgh poetcftice,
is a defaulter to the amount of several thou
sand dollars, and has fled to parts unknown.
All the New York theaters gave matinee per
formances last Thursday for the benefit of the
sufferers by the Brooklyn fire, Thereoeipts
amounted to the snug sum of 114,000.
West. V
petroleum has been discovered in Wyoming
Territory.
Here is laudable bit o journalistic enter
prise i The morning newspapers of Cincinnati
have chartered a train, which leaves that city
every morning at 3:30 o'clock and delivers the
papers in Indianapolis at 7:30.
The Chicago Tribune of Dec. 22 says :
" The most remarkable meteor observed in
recent years passed over Kansas, Mis
souri, Illinois, and Indiana last night at
8:30, going northeastward. At Bloomington
the aerolite presented a disk three timea the
apparent size of the full moon. At all
places reported from, the roar caused by the
passage of this great mass of matter through
the dense atmosphere of the earth waf
alarmingly audible, and the tremendous f no
tion to which the surface-parts were subjected
caused continuous superficial disintegration,
with accompanying explosions, filling Pie air
with multifarious points of light tinged with
every hue, and presenting a very beautiful
phenomenon. At Mendota and Garrett, in
Illinois,! the inhabitants were mystified by a
sudden illumination of the atmosphere, ac
companied, in the latter place, by a detonation
louder and sharper than an ordinary cannon."
Three men were smothered to death in a
mine at Georgetown, Col., a few days ago.
Four freight teams, with five men, were bull
dozed by Indians on Indian Creek, Col., last
week. Two of the men were killed and their
bodies frightfully mutilated. Over forty bul
lets were found in one wagon.
During the season of navigation on our great
lakes, now closed, C39 marine disasters were
reported, involving a total losn of property
estimated at 1,1 73,200. The total deaths of
seamen recorded were 155. New craft were
set afloat having an aggregate tonnage of 7,461,
a falling off from last year.
MOXltll.
The ITouse Louisiana Investigating Com
mittee, sitting at New Orleans, in executive
session on Thursday, instructed Mr. Morrison,
its Chairman, to report the memlers of the
returning Board to the House for contempt
in refusing to produce the records called for.
The committee has been dlvidod up into
sub-committees and dispatched to dif
ferent portions of the Bute for the
purpose of investigating the charges of intim
idation and bulldozing. Messrs. Morrison,
Jenks and Townsend will remain in New Or
leans and continue the investigation of matters
of a general nature relating to the late eleo
tion in sections not included in the districts
allotted to the sub-committees. The investi
gation will probably not be concluded
before the 1st of February.
There is considerable apprehension of trouble
In New Orleans on the 8 th of January, when
tho Governor Is to be Inaugurated. Both Pack
ard and Nicholls will be inaugurated. The Be
publicans, it is said, will not oppose the inaugn
ration of Nicholls, but should he attempt to
exercise the functions of the ofnee he will in
all probability be resisted, ( and a citll will be
made for troops, 1,100 of whom aro now sta
tioned in the city.
A Charleston (8. C.) dispatch of the 22d
says: "At an immense meeting of con
servative taxpayers last night, resolutions
were unanimously adopted recognizing Hamp
ton and Simpson as lawfully elected, and
pledging them moral, financial, and material
aid."
Little Bock, Ark., bad still another confla
gration'on the night of Dec. 21. Loss about
$100,000. This makes three heavy fires in
that city within a week all incendiary entiil-
lng a total loss of $400,000.
Both of the South Carolina Legislatures
have adjourned sine die.
The Florida Supreme Court has issued an
order directing a recount of the vote by the
State Canvassing Board, and a declaration of
the result as shown upon the face of the re
turns.
A fire at Homer, La., destroyed 1 150,000
worth of property.
There is talk in New Orleana of a coalition
between Pinchback and Warmoth and the
Democrats, by which Nicholls is to be made
Governor, and the two first named are to be
sent to the United States Senate.
A resolution was adopted by the House In
vestigating Committee, at New Orleans, on the
2Ctb, ordering that the refusal of President
Orton, of the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany, to appear and produce certain telegrams
be reported to the House, and that the llouee
be asked to proceed against him fcr contempt.
The town of Crockett, Houston county,
Texas, has been almost totally destroyed by
fire.
WASHINGTON NOTES.
The silver payments from the treasury from
April 1 to Dec. 20 were as follows : In redemp
tion of fractional currency, i 15, 207,005; on
currency obligations, t9,844,597. Total 25,
052,502. Charles A. Dana, of the New York Sun, has
been indicted by the Grand Jury of the Dis
trict of Columbia for libeling Alex. R. Shepard.
Mr. Holman, Chairman of the House Appro
priation Committee, sajs he shall endeavor to
secure the passage of all the appropriation
bills before the end of the session substan
tially upon the basis of the bills last year.
The nouse Committee on Indian Affairs litis
prepared a bill making the Indian Bureau a de
partment, to be wholly under the control and
management of civilians..
Acting Vice President Ferry refuse to give
receipts to messengers bearing the electoral
votes from any of the contested States. He says
this course Is made necessary by the fact that
If the receipt was given the first messenger
reaching the treasury would then be enabled
to draw his mileage from the Traasurer, and
there is no provision in the law whereby two
persons both claiming to be messengers c in be
paid.
Representative Seelye, of Massachusetts, has
submitted to the Indian Commission a plan for
the reorganization of the Indian Bureau. It
contemplates taking the management of In
dian affairs entirely away from the Executive I
Department of the Government, and placing
it in the hands of a commission organized
similar to those which havo control of the
great educational and beneficial Institutions of
the country.
The Associated Tress agent at Washington
has had another talk with President Grant,
the result of which he reporte as follows!
The President iaid, in reply to a question,
that he was not apprehensive of armed colli
eioniln connection with the Presidency, no
matter what might be the fears of others. It
seemed to him that the people desired only a
fair count of the electoral rote in the Southern
contested States in order to be satisfied of the
result. The reports of the several committees
now there would shed light on the true condition
of affairs, and hare a tendency to solve existing
difficulties. It was certainly desirable to es
tablish the actual fact of the election of either
Hayes or Ttlden, for neither could feel satis
fled if any doubt remained of his election, be
cause in such a case bis position as President
would not command the requisite general sup
port. The President remarked that no one
could suppose that he had any connection with
or relation to the declaration as to who was
elected. That was not a matter for him to
determine. The President, recurring to the
recent election, - remarked that he should
promptly recognize' whoever should be de
clared his successor. With this his political
feelings would have nothing to do.
The President has sent to the Senate a men
sage embracing the report and journal of pro
ceedings of the commission appointed In ac
cordance with the provisions of the Indian
Appropriation bill of last year, to treat with
the Sioux Indians for a relinquishment of their
right to the Black Hills, etc. He calls .the
special attention of the Senate to the
articles of agreement between the In
dians and the commission, as among
other advantages to be gained by them
is the clear right of citizens to go into the
country of which they have taken possession,
from which they cannot be excluded. Ordered
to be printed and lie on the table.
POLITICAL POINTS
: President Grant has informed a Washington
correspondent that he is not a candidate for
United States Senator from Illinois, as has
been intimated, but would like to see Gen.
Logan re-elected.
The Democrats of Illinois have decided to
hold a State Convention, at Springfield, on the
8th of January.
The State Committee of the Oregon Democ
racy met at Salem last week and issued an ad
dress calling for mass-meetings to be held in
every county of the State en the 8th of Jan
uary to consider the political situation. Tilden
and Hendricks were declared elected, and the
course of Got. Grover in issuing a certificate
to Cronln was approved.
The Democratic State Committee of Illinois,
at its recent session at Spring fiold, affirmed
'the constitutional right of the Senate and
House of Representatives, after the President
of the Senate shall have opened all the certifi
cates received by him, to count the electoral
vote for President and Vice President of the
United States, and declare the result of such
count;" denied "the existence of any constitu
tional right or power in the President of the
Senate, independently of the authority from the
two houses, to count said votes and declare the
result thereof, and would regard such a pro
ceeding as revolutionary."
A conference of the leading Democrats of
Pennsylvania was held at Harrisburg, last
week, at which they declared their conviction
of tho election of Tilden and nendricks, and
called upon Congress to adopt such lawful
means as may lead to the official declaration of
that result. -
The Washington correspondent of the New
York E oi tting Post claims to have been assured
by "a well-known Democrat who recently vis
Itod Gov. Hendricks at Indianapolis" that the
latter expressed an entire willingness to have
the Presidential imbroglio "adjusted by the
election of Tilden by tho House and Wheeler
by the Senate. Gov. Hendricks said that he
had no desire to re-enter public life in Wash'
ington, and, if the difficulties could be satis
factorily adjusted, he would much prefer ac
cepting the mission to England or France."
MISCELLANEOUS GLEANINGS.
A Constantinople dispatch says the imperial
decree appointing Midhat Pasha Grand Vizier
declares that the appointment is made because
the Sultan desire a satisfactory solution of
the impending questions, wnile confirming, at
the same time, before the wbole world, the le
gitimate rights and interests of the empire.
The first fruits of the reinvigorated extradi
tion treaty have ripened quickly. Brent, the
Louisville forger, has been delivered into the
custody of an officer designated by Minister
Pierrepont, in London, and is now on his way
to tliis country.
Tho statistician of the Department of Agri
culture in his December report makes the corn
crop only 2 per cent, short of the great crop of
last year, and fully 50 per cent greater than
tho crop cf 1874. The aggregate, subject to
possibio future revision, is 1,295,000,000 bush
els. The Western Union Telegraph Company,
through its Board of Directors, has resolved
to make all legal resistance to the demand of
the Horse of Representatives fcr copies of cer
tain messages.
The unusually brilliant meteor which passed
over the States of KannAs, Missouri, Illinois,
Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania appetrs to
have pursued a uniform path several scores
of miles above the surface of the earth. This
view is supported by the testimony of several
observers, who heard the noise in
from three to four minutes after the
flash. Taking 4.C secouds per mile as the
rate at which sound travels through the at
mosphere, this would give tho distance of the
meteor as forty to fifty miles. It appears to
havo boen subject to numerous minor explo
sions in its visible flight, and its surface be
came more rapidly heated than the interior by
friction in passing through our atmosphere.
The observations indicate that it was almost
entirely dissipated into fragment before it
ceaeod to be visible Tho last portions prob
ably fell to the earth In New York State.
The United States treasury recently
shipped from Washington a package of tlO.COO
to a national bank in Chicago. When the
bank cashier opened the package he was as
tonished to find that its contents consisted of
brown paper. Tho treasury officials charge
the loss upon the express company. The latter
charge it upon the treasury. A lawsuit will
probably be the result.
Tho steamnhip Btitanniohas jut made the
quicket-t ocean voyage on record seven dys
and thirteen hours from New York to Queens-
town.
We have the dotails of another herrlble
catastrophe by fire. A convent occupied by
Catholic women and children, situated near
the town of Jolittto, in the region of Mon
treal, Canada, was burned Christmas night,
and thirteen persons, nearly all children, per
ished in the flames.
It costs evory tramp twenty days' la
bor to enter Vi'cksburg, Miss.
COSUIIESSIONAL SUMMARY.
Wednesday, Dec 20. Senate. The Sanate
passed a bill to create a new Territory out of the
northern 'portion of Dakota, west of Minnesota,
to be called Huron The Oregon electoral
case waa again before the Benate, and Mr. Bogy
concluded hla spch. The matter waa further
discussed bv Messrs. Morton, Katoo and Khenuan.
Mr. HlUhcock Introduced a bill providing
for an additional ItppreaeataUve In Codrih'ss from
Nebraska.... The Ifualon appropriation bill waa
passed. , , '
Ilou!. The report of the Judiciary Committee
on the question of the power of committees to com
pel the production of telearama waa made. The
report asserts the right. A resolution, offered by
Mr. llurd, from the majority of the com
mittee, makes the same assertion, but
requires a description of the telegrams to be
given. A substitute for both of tha reports baa
Leon offered by Mr. Knott, tha Chairman of the
Judiciary Committee, declaring that telegraphic
coxnmKnioationa have no more privilege than oral
or other cemmunicationa, and muetbe produced
when called for. A long discussion ensued.
Among the notable speecbea made was oue by Mr.
Oarflelo protesting that the telegraph should be ia
sacred aa the postoffloe, and ons by Mr. Hewitt de
claring that the aanotity of the poatofnee waa more
imaginary than raal, aa his (Hewitt's) letters had
beeu coustautly opened in the New York postoffloe.
Mr. Garfield suggested that It waa the duty of the
gentleman (Hewitt) to ask for an Inquiry, and he
((larneld) would assist him in it. Mr. Wood
(M. Y.) favored the report of the committee,
and opposed Mr. Kurd's amendment as being
tantamount to a defeat of the Louisiana investi
gation. Finally Mr. Uurd'a resolution, requiring
the aubptpaa to describe the specific telegrams to be
produced, waa defeated yeas, 84; nays, li5 and
Mr. Knott's sulstitute was adopted without divis
ion. Mr. I'lutt then asked unanimous consent to
offer a resolution for inquiry into the charge made
by Mr. Hewitt against the New York pout office, but
objection was made by Mr. Luttrell....TUa Irish
Centennial address, which the l'resldeut declined
to receive because Hi Edward Thornton, the
British Minister, had refused to present It, came
up in the House. It waa referred to the Foreign
Affairs Committee for coiuide stiou....Mr. Chit
tenden asked 'leave to introduce and hare re
ferred to the llanking Committee a bill lor funding
legal-tender notes, but objection waa made by Mr.
Holman.... The conference report on the bill to
provide for the eipensea of investigating com
mittees was made by Mr. Holman, dlscusaed, and
agreed to
Thursday. Dec. 21. Senate. The Senate
ordered 15,000 extra copiea of the compilation from
lta Journal, by its Chief Clerk, of all that has taken
place concerning the counting of electoral votes. . . .
A resolution was passed providing for an adj ourn
ment from the 2'2d to the 2 tit a of December.... Mr.
Davis called up the report of the conference com
mittee on the disagreeing votes of the two houses
on the bill to provide for the expenses of
certain apecial committees. The committee
agreed to give each house $.'!3,000 to conduct
the investigatieu ordered. Tnc report was
agreed to.... The Chair appointed aa ttie special
committee authorized by the recent resolution of
Mr. Kdmnuds to devise means for the proper count
of the vote for President and Vice President, in
connection with a similar committee of the Hnune.,
Messrs. Edmunds, Morton. Frtlinghuysen, Logan,
Thurman, Hayard.aud Kansom....Mr. Freling
hujsen presented the petition of a large number
of soldiers of the late war, asking for the passage
of the House bill for an equalization of bounties,
Hcf erred.... The Oregon electoral mattor was din
cuased....0n motion of Mr. Davis, business was
suspended, and the Senate then paid lta tribute of
respect to the memory of Senator Caperton. Ap
propriate remarks were made by Messrs. Davis,
Wright, Withers, Edmunds, and others. As a fur
ther mark of respect the rienate adjourned.
Uovae. Mr. Piatt offered a resolution for the ap
pointment of a select committee to Investigate the
charge made by Hewitt, that hia letters had been
tampered with in tho New York postomce.
In connection with it, Air. Piatt aent to
the Clerk 'a dek, and had read, a telegram
from Postmaster James, pronouncing the
cusation utterly and absolutely false. Mr,
Hewitt stated the circumstances under which he
made the charge. He said alout a month ago he
received a letter, the writer stating that he waa au
employe in the New York postolhce, and he felt
bound to communicnte tne tact tnat " Hiade s little
Kettle " wss at work on hla litters. The omy at
tention which he felt called upon to pay to thia
anonymous letter was to observe closely the letters
which he received. Ho found that a considerable
number of them presented the appearance of hav
lng beau opened, the flaps of the envelopes
presenting a puckered or corrugated appear
ance. Unfortunately he bad thrown in the
waste-basket the anonymous letter. He re
ceived from ten to twenty a week. There
fore ita handwriting could not be identified. Ho,
too, with the envelopes. They had been thrown
away, and it was a remarkable fact that none of the
letters received by him to-day presenter tne ap
pearance of having been tampered with. After
some little discussion, the previous question was
voted down, by a vole or 79 to 77. Mr. Holman
thm moved that the special committee now In
New York Investigating the election frauds be
directed to investigate thia matter. Mr. Vuckner
moved to lay the whole subject on the table. Mr.
Huckner's motion was lost, by a vote of li ayea to
14:1 noes. The resolution directing Mr. Cox's
New York committee to investigate the charges was
then passed .... The Speaker laid before the House a
telegraphic communication from win. It. Morrison,
the Chairman of tne Louisiana investigating uom
tnlttee, transporting a report of the proceedings
before the committee in the rase of E. W. names,
the Manager of the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany in New Orleans. It waa agreed that an hour's
discussion should bo allowed, and Mr. Uarneia
spoke against the resolution, on the ground that
the House is not Justified in treating telegraphic
communicationa as an official report. Quite a long
discussion followed, and finally the resolution was
adopted without division.
Fbidat, Dec. 22. Senate. The resolution
of Mr. Mitchell, authorizing an Investigation as
to the appointment of E. A. Crouin aa Presidential
elector in Oregon was again the subject of discus
sion In the Senate. Mr. Mitchell accepted the pre
amble of Mr. Bayard in lieu of that reported by
te Committee on mvlleges ana elections, ana
the resolution was agreed to. ...After
the transaction of some unimportant
business, the Senate adjourned until Tuesday,
Dec 26.
Uvum. The Ilouse passed a resolution giving to
the widow of the late Speaker Kerr an amount
equal to Ms pay to the end of the present Congresii
....Sneaker Randall appointed the following as a
committee to act with the Senate committee to con
sider the question of counting the electoral votes :
Paine, Hunton, uewltt, Springer, aicurary, uoar
and Willard of Michigan.
Saturday, Dec. 23. Senate. Not in ses
sion. nnie. Mr. Springer offered a resolution for the
compilation and printing of the proceedings and
debates rrlating to the counting of the electoral
votes since the establishment or tne uovern
ment. Adopted.... Mr. lteagan, from the Com
mittee on eoiumercn, offered a resolution, which
was udopted. requesting the President to
furnish the Iloupe with copies of all the
orders made by him or ander hla direction, and
of tho orders and correspondence of the War De
partment relating to the limitations made by the
President of the appropriations for tne improve'
ment of rivers and barters, and to specify how the
Sj.oon.00 out of the J5.ooo.000 appronriatea by tho
laet Congress, have been expended, and also to
state under what law snob limitation was made..
The semion lasted only twenty minutes, when an
adjournment waa ordered till Wednesday. Dec. 27
Tckbday, Deo. '2C Senate. -The Senate
met and had a brief formal session, only fifteen
Senators being present. No business of impor
tance waa transacted.
oue. Not in session.
To Prevent Catching Cold.
The mistake is often made of taking
croat care to pat on extra wraps and
coats when preparing for out door exer
cise. This is not at all necesaary in
robust persons. Sufficient heat to pre
vent all risk of chill is generated in the
body by exercise. The care should be
taken to retain sufficient clothing after
exercise and when at rest to prevent the
heat passing out of the body. Indeed,
persons very often catch chills from
throwing off extxa clothing after exer
cise, or from sitting about in garments
tho material of which is not adapted to
Crovont the radiation of heat from the
ody. Linen and cotton underclothing,
when moistened by perspiration, parts
with heat very rapidly, whereas llannel
and silk, being non-couductors, prevent
the rapid Ions of heat.
Our Patient Spirit Commended.
The demeanor of the American people
during the political crisis, which Is ap
parently as far aa ever from a solution,
is well worthy of attention. If the com
plication of disputes over the Presiden
tial election had arisen in almost any
country except the United States and
our own, revolution, either in tho form
of democratic violence or military abso
lutism, could hardly have been escaped.
These are the temptations and the trials
which drive the excitable races of Con
tinental Europe to frenzy and make
Saviors of Society " possible. But in
the United States there is not the least
indication of an impatient, law-defying
spirit Ixmdon Timet.
SUUT1MU SCENES
Public Halls Hurned In the Last Seventy
eight Years.
The following is a list of theaters,
opera houses and museums that have
been burned in the United States since
1798: - - -
Federal Street Theater, Iloeton, Feb. 2, 1798.
Daniel Uowen'a Muaeum, Doaton, Jan. 15,
1803.
Chestnut Street Theater, Philadelphia, April
20. 1820.
Richmond Theater, Richmond, Deo. 2G, 1811.
Park Theater, New York, July 4, 1821.
Theater. Natchez, MIhb , Sept. 5, 1822.
liowery Theater, New York, Mav28, 1828.
Lafayette Theater, New York, 182'J.
Caldwell's Theater, Cincinnati, Oct. 22, 1830.
lUchmond Hill Theater, New 7ora July 4,
1831.
Front Street Theater, Baltimore, Jan. 5. 1838.
Cook'tf Theater, Baltimore, Feb. 2, 1838.
Mobile Theater, Mobile, Feb. 6, 1838.
Bowery Theater, New York, Feb. 18, 1838.
New Theater, Charleston, S. C, April 27,
1838.
National Theater, New York, Sept. 23. 1839.
National Theater, New York, May 29. 1841.
St. Charles Theater, New Orleans, March 13,
1842.
Mn eric in Theater, New Orleana, July 29,
1842.
Old American Theater, Cincinnati, Sept. 22,
1842.
State Theater, Mobile, Nov. 13, 1845.
Previdenoe Theater, Providence, Oct. 21,
1844.
National Theater, Washington, March 5,
1845.
Bowery Theater, New York, April 25, 1845.
Niblo'a Theater, New York. Sept. 18. 134C.
Park Theater, New Yoik. Dec. 16, 1848.
Avon Theater, Norfolk, Ya., Feb, 14, 1850.
Theater, Lafayette. Iud., March 18. 1850.
Wood's Miirtoum, Cincinnati, July 15, 1851.
American Theater, Sacramento, Cab, 1852.
National Theater, Boston, April 22, 1852.
American Theater, Placerville, Cal., Jan. 30,
1854.
Chinese Museum, Philadelphia, July 15,
1854.
National Theater, Philadelphia. July 15, 1854.
Pladde'a1 Varieties, New Orleans, Nov. 21,
1854.
Yannucchf s Muneum, New Orleans, May C,
1855.
Metropolitan Theater, San Francisco, Cal.,
1857.
Lyceum Theater, San Francisco, Cal., 1859.
Forrest Theater, Sacramento, Cal., 1861.
Marvsville Theater, Marysville, CaL, Nov.
17, 18G4.
Barnum's Museum, New York, July 13, 1805.
Bowery Theater, St. Louis, Oct. 6. 18C5.
Butler a American Theater, New York, Feb.
15, 18C6.
Pike's Opera House, Cincinnati, March 22,
18GC.
Academy of MubIc, New York, May 22, 18GG.
Academy of Music, Cincinnati, July 12, 18C6.
New Bowery Theater, New York, Dec. 18,
18GG.
Winter Garden, New York, March 23. 18G7.
Varieties, Philadelphia, June 19, 1807.
ISAcademy of Music, Albany, Jan. 29, 18G3.
American Theater, San Francisco, Feb. 16,
G8.
BarKum's Museum, New York, Match 3, 1868.
Butler's American Theater,. New York, April
8, 18C8.
Theater Comiaue, New York, Deo. 4. 18C8.
Olympic Theater, New Orleans, Dec. 23, 1868.
Olympic Theater, Detroit, Jan. 'A ihuv.
Opera House, St. Louis, Feb. 28, 1869.
Opera House, Dayton, O., May 10, 18G9.
Theater, Atlanta, Oa., May 28, 18G9.
Metropolitan Theator, Rochester. N. Y., Nov
C. 1869.
Variety Theater, Helena, Mon., Nov. 7,
18C9.
Gaiety Theater, Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 15,
18G!.
Theater, Galveston, Tex., Dec. 2, 18G9.
Opera House. Lafayette, Ind., Dec 24,
1869.
Opera Hall, Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 17,
1870.
Varieties Theater, New Orleans, Dec. 1,
1870.
Adelphi Theater, Boston, Feb. 5, 1871.
McVicker'a Theater, Chicago, Oct. 9, 1871.
Crosby Opera House, Chicago, Oct. 9, 1871.
Wood's Museum, Chicago, Oct. 9, 1871.
Hooley's Opera House, Chicago, Oct. 9,
1871.
Crosby's Music Hall, Chicago, Oct. 9, 1871.
Farwell Hall, Chicago, Oct. 9. 1871.
Stadt Theator, Chicago, Oct. 9, 1871.
Dearborn Theater, Chicago, Oct. 9, 1871.
Olympic Theater, Chicago, Oct. 9, 1871.
Niblo s Garden, New York, May 6, 1872,
Lina Edwin's Theater, New York, Nov. 28,
1872.
Barnum's Circus, New York, Dec. 24, 1872.
Fifth Avenue Theater, New York, Jan. 1,
1873.
Glote Theater, Boston, May 30, 1873.
Jourcan's Museum, Boston. May 30, 1973.
Adelphi Theater, Chicago, July 14, 1873.
Holliday Street Theater, Baltimore, Sept.
10. 1873.
Olympic Theater, Philadelphia, Jan. 29,
1874.
Robinson's Opera Ilouse, Cincinnati, Feb.
5, 1876.
Brooklyn Theater, Brooklyn, Dec. 5, 1876.
Up Salt River.
me origin ot tne expression " up
alt river, as applied to a defeated po
litical party, was as follows : Davy
urockett, tne famous Jientncky Con
gressman, while a Whig candidate, was
challenged by his Democratic opponent
iu meet uim on me stump in joini uis
cussion. Crockett accepted, and the
day and placo were fixed ; but Crockett
did not appear, and the people, think
ing him afraid to do so, rallied for his
opponent and elected him. It afterward
turned out that Crockett, who had
started for the placo in a canoe propelled
by a negro, had been landed in the for
est at the head-waters of Salt river by
his treacherous guide, who then swiftly
paddled off down the stream. Crockett
was too good a hunter to starve in the
wilderness, but he was totally unable to
reach the appointed place in time, and
gave it up, and with it his chance of
election. Ilence the phrase "up Salt
river " meaning that a party is nope
lossly defeated. Crockett, however,
was more lucky two years afterward, be
ing elected by a handsome majority.
Dialects In Abundance.
Recent investigation demonstrates
that England has thirteen different dia
lects, with sub-dialects. In Sommerset
shiro there are four distinct varieties of
dialect, and two others of inferior pop
ularity. A pleasant country for a trav
eler speaking but one tongue is England.
We ore much better off in America.
The Anglo-American is spoken with
much purity by all save negroes and In
dians. The English philologists will
make a no to of it that we aro ahead.
Mias Cart, is in Paris, but will soon
fitjirt for TtiiRcin.. TIYr ehflrminc con
tralto voice has lost none of its sweet
ness. In her toilet figures a superb
bracelet. forml of sirco single-set
diamonds, a present last winter in St.
'etersDurg.
POPULAR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT.
yearly Computet Iteiurna from the state
lnvhe Union.
Nearly complete returns have now
been received uf the actual vote cant for
President in all the States of the Union
it the late election, and the results are
enumerated, m the table given below.
One county is lacking iu the relurne
from Mississippi, and from one county
in Alabama only tho majority declared;
for Tilden has been reported. In the
case of Colorado, where the people ilid
not vote directly for the Prenident, -the
vote cast for Governor at the election in
October is given in the table. It will be
seen that no returns are made of tho vote
for P6ter Cooper, the Greenback candi
date, and Green Clay Smith, Prohibition
ist, in a large number of States.
The total vote is 8,425,977, agairfet
6,457,315 in 1872, and5,71G,738 in lfeCS.
The votes of Louisiana, South Carolina,
and Florida are printed as returned ty
the canvassing boards :
ia(e, Tildrn I Cotr, Hut it,.
Statr. Jtip. Drm. (J'b'k. 4- of
Alabama 1,8,2) 103,61 3
Arkanaaa :iH,WW M.OKtj ill ....
California 78,14 7.VM5 44
Colorado 14.154 13,3161 ....i
Connecticut.... fll,(M4 61,t34t 774
Delaware 1U,M)1 18,37V
Florida IM.K49 2J.WM
0orfia 4'J,:4 I'.W.'ltiS
llliuoia. 278, im ZW.fiOl 11,241: .76
Indiana 208,111 213,Bi 9,033 ....
Iowa 171,a7 ll'J.OW '.yoi 3
Kaniiaa 7n.3fii 87,94'J 7,770 I3t.
Kentucky H7,!M' 16i).l(h 2,003
LouUiana 7S.135 70,.Vt. .... ....
Maiue ifi,300 49,14: M3 ....
Maryland. 71,881 1)1.701
MaMHachUBt-ttf. 15i78 108,975, 873
Michigan HSrt,534 141 0t: 9.00
Minneaota 72.ttW 48,7Wi 2,389 ....
Miaalaalppl.... 61,853 108,241 1
Missouri 144,398 i6J.C87 3,4:t8 271
Nebranka 31,91 17,5541 2,320 l,fl9
Nevada 10.2W. 9,1971 .... ....
K. Ilampvhir. 41,522 38,448, 76 ....
Now .Terncy... 103,517 115,950! 712 43
New York 489,505 5i2,C43j 2 030 , 2,3i'
N.Carolina... It 402 122 580 .... ....
Uhlo 33),U89 323,18i 3,067 1,712
Oregon 15,214 14,157 510 I
Pennsylvania . 384,148 , 3M.204, 7,204 1.401
LUodo Island. 15,787 10,712 60 ....
K.Carolina... 01,870 00,906;
TenntBBto .... 9,5rt6 133,lfi0.
Texaa 44..VV2 U 3,612
Vermont 44,091 2.J.2541
VirRtnia 9J.565 13'J,670
W. Virtflui.. 42,0'.n f 0,45.1 j 1,373
Wlaconsin .... 130,070 123,930 1,509 i2
Total 4,042,?2fl 1.290.171 82,920 10.13
The Green Isle.
Ireland, after all, is not in such a bad,
material condition. From a paper by
Mr. Jonathan Pim, the late Liberal
member for Dublin, it appears that since
1848 mud cabins have greatly declined
in number, and there has been a marked
increase in the number of farms oi
medium size. Mr. Pim states that in
consequence of recent improvements
there aro few better ports in the kingdom
than Dublin. His general conclusion is
that in Ireland " well-considered enter
prise meets with its reward, and that
Ireland affords a safe and remunerative
field for the investment of capital."
3ightL'aps.
An American lady who had been visit
ing friends in Canada crossed the St.
Lawrence at Cape Vincent, last week,
and courteously invited the customs,
officer to examine her baggage. " There
is nothing but wearing apparel in the
tniDks," she remarked with a pretty
smile. The officer unlocked the largest
trunk, and, pushing aside a heap of
stockings and overturning a layer cf
dress materials, pounced upon a dozen
bottles of French brandy. "Do yoa
call this wearing appareli" he asked
sternly. " Why, ves," replied the lady,
" they are my husband's night-caps."
Jersey's iiulldlusf.
The New Jersey State building on the
Centennial grounds sold for three times
as much as any other State building,
bringing altogether $2,200. It is to bo
made a town hall in Iladdonfield, Cam
den county. The Jersey papers are in a
state of delight over the result, as well
as over the fact that the building, which
was one of the most noticeable at the
Centennial, is to be kept in their own
State.
A reporter of the Paris Figaro has
got himself into trouble by excess of
zeal. Being anxious to get exclusive
news of an interesting murder case, be
called on the surgeon, Dr. Bonnefoy,
who had examined the victim, and rep
resenting himself as a police agent ob
tained his report, which the Mgaro
published. Convicted of this misrep
resentation, he has been sentenced to
fifteen days' imprisonment.
THE MARKETS.
SEW YORK.
XBTCa '.
Hoos
Cotton
FLOua Superfine WeBtern ,
7 00 (412 00
5 60 6 25
12 V
50
Wheat No. 9 Chicago 1 37
Cohn Western Mixed 68
Oats No. 2 Chicago :i8
Rye Wetern 81
Pobk New Meaa 17 00
(4 1
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CHICAGO.
11
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Choice Natives 4 50
, Cows and Heifers 2 50
Good Second-claaa Steers. 3 50
Medium to Fair 4 00
Hoos Live 4 50
Flovb -Fancy White Winter 6 78
(4 5 35
(4 4 75
(4 3 50
(4 90
m 4 25
( 6 15
( 7 60
Good to Choice Hiring 1.x. S 00
u S 75
Wheat No. 2 Spring 1 21Jfe 1 'Z
No. 3 Spring 1 10
(4 1 11
OOR! No. 2..
(4 45
Oath No. 2
Kir. No. 2
Vaelet No. 2
Bctteh Creamery. . . .
34
70
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Koon Frenh
24
Pobk MeeB 16 25 ($16 25
LABD iox JO V
MILW AtRLE.
Wheat No. 1 1 26 a 1
Wheat No. 2 1 22 ( 1
Corn No. 2 44
Oath No. 2 32
Rte r..i
llABLET NO. 2 76
8T. LOUIh.
Wheat No 2 Red Fall
Corn Western Mixed. ,,
Oats No. 2
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92
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(4 41
(4 33
. fiXt4 71
..16 25 (416 50
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30
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(4 4i
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Oats......
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TOLEDO.
Wheat Extra j 44
Amuer 1 41
Corn 44
Oatb No. 2
3.
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Flour Medium.
6 2 5 (4 C W
wheat White 1 21 Vu l 44
Corn No. 2 au m
oath anied h
4 40
(4 65
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Pork Mesa 16 75
EAST LIBERTY. PA.
riooa Yortera. . x no A I 70
Philadelphia! ft 00 at 6 15
Cattle He rt; a ts 4 e 00
Medium 4 75 4 60-
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