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if j$he ffmnezfown ^Lhtt MARSHALL McC&URE, Publisher. jamestown*# DAKOTA. THE WORLD'S DOINGS. HELP FOR IRELAND. the .Catholic cktirches in the»ctyooej»e uthwnrk, Eng., fn Sunday, January 11. a In ef Southwitrl letter from tJtie.bialiQjj.oa..Llia^subject. of di*- Iress in Ireland was road and a colled ion was taken up. The amount received was about ^1,000. .hi H* -4,'v COMFIRMED. The Senato confirmed Jan. lp, fefF." ReVdVat Samuel S. Packman. Pennsylvania, consul at Ghent Jacob Wheeler, United States marshal for the southern district of Illinois G. W. 'French, •Lief justice .qt Arizona Tentoiy. Postmas-. ters—Pennsylvania, Isaac Mo^rliead, at Eri^ W. Mount Joy. ,'t OKN. IJITJS .10.HN ROETPR. The Senate, military committer failed to obtain a quorum Jan, 13, owing to scyeyaj. Members being engaged with other commit tees, but by common consent the chairman •was authorized to appoint a sub-committee to consider the bill for thereljef of Gen. Fitz John Porter and report upon it.to the full committed. DISTRESS IN. NAPLES. .i MARYLAND. William T. Hamilton, was inaugurat ed Governor of Maryland Jan. 14, at Annapo lis. The demonstration was unusually impos ing. Thousands of the people of the State were JQ attendance. The Fifth Maryland regiment and several other military organizations .par ticipated^ Heretofore the governor has been •juitely sworn into office. BRUTAL MURDER. On the morning of Jan. 16. in Chicago as Jacob Miller was opening his salloon he was met by two unknown men, who attempt to enter, but to whom he refused admis An. One of them instantly shot niin through the head and both men 'escaped. He died in two hours. The police have no clue as yet. 3ISHOP PURCELIi's ASSISTANT AND SUC CESSOR. A cable dispatch from Rome to the New York Freeman's Journal states that on the 15th his holiness Pope Leo XIII. approved the appointment of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Elder, hereto fore bishop of Natchez, to be coadjutor with the right of succession to the archbishop of Cincinnati, and to be administrator of the archdiocese. SHOT BY A LUNATIC. At Armstrong, Kansas, two miles west of Kansas City, Jan. 15, Culver Thompson ad judged insane by the Probate court, arose and ghot John Morris his step-father, in the fate. Morris attempted to flee when the lunatic fired again, striking his victim in the back of the lead, causing a probable fatal wound. Thomp son ran out of the house and escaped. He •was taken to the lunatic asylum. TYPTOID FEVER IN SEWER GAS. In Cincinnati, Ohio, there has been twenty-five deaths from typhoid fever during the past month, which is twenty more than in the previous month. The health olFieer examined the localities where the deaths oc curred, and has found that they arc on lines of sewers. He attributes the mortality to sew er gas escaping from manholes or through louse interiors. The high water in the river for a month past has choked the sewers and caused a universal accumulation of gas. BAYARD'S RESOLUTION. The petition for the withdrawal of the legal tender power of the United States treas ury notes, presented in the Senate January 13 ly Senator Kernan, is signed by over 1,000 in dividuals and firms of New York city and the State, representing all classes and parties. Among the signatures are those of ex-gover nor Robinson, Chief Justice Church and other justices of the court of appeals, as well as men prominent in all business pursuits. It sets forth that if enacted inot iaw, the Bayard joint resolution will greatly enhance the busi ness prosperity. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT. The sub-committee of the House select committee on the state of the law respecting the ascertainment and declaration of the re sult of the election for Prpsident and Vice President, decided Jan. 16, to report favorably to the full committcc the joint resolution in troduced by Representative Bucknell provid ing for an amendment of the constitution as to the election of President and Vice President. A meeting of the full committee will be called early next week and the report of the sub committee probably adopted without amend ment, and the resolution be favorably report ed to the House. IOWA. DesMoines advices :lard,' FJIS 1 «7T Foreigh advices to Jan. 13, give sad accounts of th$ coudition of the populations, on the northern provinces of the former king dom of Naples where fever is epidemic. In large districts in a' population of 62,000 the siclc amount to 33,000, and the deaths from Januaay to December, 1879, numbers 3,482. state that in the Bouse of Representatives, on the morning of Jan. 14, Mr. Clayton introduced a concurrent resolution, which was adopted by a full vote, deprecating the recent attempt, in Maine, by GOT. Garcelon and council, to thwart the will •f the people, and condemning the bold at tempt to subvert the expressed wishes of a majority of legal voters of the State of Maine, as extremely dangerous to a Republican form •f government and revolutionary in character also sending greeting to the legislature of the State of Maine, and congratulating it on its triumph over the enemies of free government. DEFALCATION. The defalcation of Cashier Rhoret of the savings bank of Louisville. Ky., is creating much excitement. Jan. 15, large number of persons called at the bank, which was closed to business. Many of the depositors came in tfae hope of withdrawing money, bnt they were told to wait until the condition of the in stitution is defined. Many who had bonds in the safe deposit vault opened them and found all was right This department was beyond 1 W the reach of Any of the officers of the bank, each depositor keeping his own key, and it is without doubt entirely free from loss, The false entries made by Rhoret toVqovpr the sums t&fcen by hltu are supposed tdbc entire*: ly in tiffed book's of Ihe regular backing side. The amount of the defalcation can't be told even by Rhoret, but it is little if any less than $100,000, perhaps more. This is the am'ount of capital stock which is doubtless lost, but it is hopetUud believed that dopqsitop ^ill .not "puller.. I /*, PORK TRODUCT. A prominent-commission firm tn""Chi cago, has issued a circular the facts in which have been carefully collected, showing the to-, tal packing of the six principal points, during the past season, to "be 75,000 hogs short, to date, and estimating a total shortage in the whole country at 1,000,000 in uurabor, and ten pounds per hog in weight. They .also report a deficiency in the available supply of meats and the deficiency being 5200,000,000 pounds of meat and 250,000 tierces of lard, compared with the same dato last ycaiv J3E8TRUCTFVK WIND STOB4t. i- Tglegraphiq communication had been interrupted for a week, between San' Francisco and Portland, Oregon, but was restored Janu-( ary 14th' Dispatches state that Portland was visited January 9i:h by the severest etoriii .known since the settlement of -the placo. There was not much- rain, b,ut the wind reach ed a velocity of eighty miies^n,,. hour. Great damage was done in blowing down steeples, unroofing houses, prostrating 'hullflings and' ^1 making perioral havoc. Many persons were injured, and some. killjed. The damage in Portland is estimated at $75,000. Great dam age was done also done in the country. The storm extended into Washington Territory doing great damage tncre. Great numbers of cattle were: killed by falling barns and trees. There was much,damage in Salem. The roof of t-lie State house was blown off, aiid other damage done but no lives were lost: REORGANIZING THE SUPREME COURT. .Representative Manning 9f Mississippi has completed the draft of a bill to reorgan ize the (Supreme Court of the United States The bill.increases the number of justices of the supreme court from nine to fifteen, and provides for three sub-chambers or divisions. There is to be one chief justice and two as. sistant chief justices, each of whom has to preside over a division, The assignment of judges for divisions is to be made at the be ginning of each term by chief justice and three senior associate justices. Each division is to have a speciality, before one to be brought admiralty causes, before another equity causes, and before the third common law causes. Causes involving constitutional questions are to be heard before the full bench and if a question is decided unanimously by a division there can be no rehearing, but if on ly four-fifths of the judges decide in favor, then it may be certified up and the chief jus tice shall grant a rehearing before another di vision which he shall designate. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS IN NEW YORK. The bill introduced in the New York legislature providing that Presidential elect ors shall be chosen by Congressional districts instead of the general State ticket is attract ing considerable attention in Washington. A great many representatives favor it, both on the ground that they consider it a most fan system, and because they think it would make certain twenty-four electoral voltes from the State of New York. It is urged by some of the New York representatives in Washington that it would make the canvass less bitter, as neither party, under such a system, could hope to carry the whole State, and that the passage of such a bill would havh a beneficial effect 011 the Republican national convention. For instance, the State of New York could not then promise its entire electoral vote for any one candidate. The Democrats, on the other hand, insist that it is a revolutionary project conceived entirely in the interest of the Re publican candidate for the Presidency, and the fact of its introduction is a confession of doubt on the part of the Republicans of their ability to win in the national contest. ASSAULTED BY A MANIAC. A few days ago, John Galvin reached St. Paul Minn, from Morris, Stevens county, to visit a brother-in-law. He had wandered away about six miles from the city and Satur. day afternoon, Jan. 10th, he appeared at the residence of Mr. Townsend, who was engaged in cutting up meat in a frame addition to his house. G-alvin inquired which way he could best strike the road, from which the house is about one mile distant. Mr. Townsend gave the necessary instructions, after which the stranger made himself obnoxious by indulg ing in personal remarks that were highly im porper Believing that the man was a tramp, Mr. Townsend attached no particular weight to the remarks, until suddenly the brute reached over and seized the knife with which he was cutting meat. Being under the im pression that the man intended to take his life, the attack wns stoutly resisted. The maniac siezed the knife by the blade, and in trying to wrench it from Mr. Townsend, al most severed his right wrist. The encounter was now desperate, as Mr. Townsend knew that life depended on the issue, while the rage of the lunatic became furious. With the alac rity of a cat the lunatic released his hold on the knife and jumped for an axe which stood in a corner of the room, with which he dealt Mr. Townsend one or two blows on the head, the force of which partially broken by that gentleman. Mr. wnsend managed^ to seize the axe, and after a fearful struggle he felled the maniac to the floor, after which he wa3 securely pinioned. He was taken to the city hospital in St. PauL His right hand is almost severed nt the wrist, and he has two ugly gashes in the head, besides many bruises. It is not thought he will recover. Mr. Town, send received a severe cut in the head and other injuries none of which are fatal* CATHOLIC COLONIZATION. The directors of the Catholic coloniza tion association of the Uuited States which has beefi in session at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Chicago for three days eleared their labors Jan. 16 The three western bishops who arc most actively identified with the work, viz: Bishop Spalding of Peoria Bishop Ireland of St. Paul, and Bishop O'Connor of Omaha, were in attendance. Bishop Spalding presid vfitmm ed and W. J| Oneghan acted as sscretary. Thq, board decied to.call in the subS^rtBtion of the capltalftock, whft is mfire tton Land ft! a ci$pn||a GrjMey&oiMtf, QWaeMfi, ha^^^pu^se^||.^ill taiptAi tbvem1frants anfl colonists by tlie 10th of February. Contracts were made to-day for necessary houses which wifl be shipped from here, those to iaclude a church, a house for emigrants, etc. Town sites were determined oiv^ud named res *^fupy-jrOfG^nn&p an Spauldiog In coinpnmeht ro "the 4\vo Irisnop The colony of the association in Nobles coun ty,'MifM:. MSbUSKisToriginally uif^cTtTie au spices of Bishop. Ireland,was reported a com plete success.." Nearly threeIpnHhsoff 1"• three bishops and Fat hpr Byrni}., The ^ard, journed subject to call of tlie presitjiyit. 'ENGLISH GRAIN.. The Mai Lane Express in review of the British grain -trade the pnst weekdays:: In consequence «.f, (.comparatively favorable. weather farmers have^been actively, engaged. with arrears of sowing, consequently thresh ing was 'somewhat' neglected and delivery of wheat at tlie principal markets-lifts diminish ed The condition of a majority of tho'f offer ings. t$\vever, wa!»,90 bad millers woul&searee. look a.t sampler, Sajes liaye beep .-/ejv, an£ oily dry lots' "maintained jpiices. JThp bulk of business in Mark'Ltmc1eotisisticl 6f" !^ut- chases by country millers or hard, dry foreign wheats as a snbstzitiifcc foil or mixture with English. Business in Mark Lane''had been depressed, as in .view of America's large sup plies buyers were conteiiteto Satisfy immedi ate requirements, and inconsequence of the weaker feeling on the •psii't of holders many have been enabled to do so on rather easy terms. Buyers appear to attach little import ance to the great speculative movement in Amesica, judging from the present apothetic state of the grain trade and the fact that stocks at principal joints in the United Kingdom are considerably in excess of those at tho same time last year. Stocks of maize in this coun try are unusuaily small. The price, however, has fallen, 2d per quarter 011 the fortnight ubtless, owing to the practically un bonnded stock in America. Oats rather favored sellers in consequence of four comparatively light imports. Arrivals at ports of coal were moderate, and trade decid edly nuiet. Wheat declined a Is to Is and 6d per quarter. There has been an improved in quiry for maizes at a reduction of a Is per quarter. Wheat for shipment was quiet, buy ers still holding oil, though some sellers are offering at Is to Is 6d per quarter decline. Maize was neglected at Is decline. Sales of English wheat, last week, were 30,075 quarters at 46s 2d per quarter, against 37,400 quarters, at 39s 7d per quarter for tlie corresponding week last year. Imports into the United Kingdom during the week ending January 3d 1,282,794 hundred weights of wheat and 320, 453 hundred weights of flour. FORTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. SENATE, Jan. 13—The bill for the pre vention of cruelty t® animals was laid over tiH next Monday. A bill was passed to authorize the appointment of commissioners to ascer tain the losses sustained by the people of the country on account of Indian troubles. Sen ator Dawes presented a petition of the execu tors of the estate of Oakes Ames and others, asking for the refunding of certain moneys paid by them into the United States treasury. The bill for increased pensions to totally dis bled soldiers and sailors was reported favora bly. Sundry bills was introduced, and after executive session, adourned. House, Jan. 13.—A bill was intro duced to reduce the tax on deposits subject 7 I W (thc land is sold to parties chiefly from poston and, vicinity. The project of a pifferto be *tfub-' lished in the interests of the colonisation proposed by Rev. Father Byrne, of Newark, N. J. That subject was referred to th»- to payment with persons and associations en gaged in banking business. Fernado Wood introduced a bill to facilitate the founding of tho national debt. The Warren silver bill was considered, designed to stop paper inflation and provide for the necessary increase of the value of currency by free coinage of silver and gold certificates. A large number of bills on various topics were introduced. Mr. Homer introduced a resolution to inquire into the method of paying pensions, arrears of pen sions &c. Adopted. A motion to suspend the rules to take up the bill providing for the im portation of salt free of duty, was lost. The memorials of sundry railroads asking a reduc tion of duty on steel rails was presented and referred. Adjourned. SENATE, Jan. 12.—A communication from the postmaster general, was laid before the Senate recommending appropriations for various minor deficiencies. A communication fr«Hi the Secretary of war was received, ask ing an increased appropriation for arranging confederate arcliieves. Sundry petitions me morials and new bills were introduced. Sen ator Morrill introduced a resolution in refer ence to refunding any part of the national debt. On motion of Mr. Thurman, the House bill to provide for circ.uit and district courts of the United States at Columbus. Ohio, and transferring certain counties from the north ern to the southern district of that state was taken up and passed. After an executive ses sion adjourned. HOUSE, Jan. 13.—A bill was introduc ed for the election of a congressional printer. Referred. The bill to regulate the counting of votes for president and vice-president came up and it was made the special order for the 29th of January. A number of executive communications were laid before the House and referred. The remainder of the session was spent in discussing the rules of the House. Adjourned. SENATE, Jan. 14.-"-Several Senators presented petitions from women asking the romoval of political disabilities and for a con stitutional amendment, giving them a right to vote. Senators Kernan aud Bayard pre sented a petition in favor of the resolution withdrawing the legal tender quality of treas ury notes. The bill to iicrease the pensions, of totally disabled soldiers and sailors passed It increases the pensions from #50 to $75 a month. After an executive session, the Sen ate adjourned. ^House. Jan. 14.—The bill for the free importation of classical antiquities passed. Mr. Buekner reported a bill requiring the re serves of the national banks to be kept in sil ver and gold c.oin. Mr. Warner wished to offer an amendment, but Mr. Iiuckner refused to yield for that purpose. Mr. Upson reported a bill appropriating $200,000 for the establish ment of suitable posts for the protection of the Rio Grande frontier. Referred. Seven other bills were introduced. The House went into committee of the whole 011 rules, and when they rose the House adjourned. SENATE, Jan. 15. -Petitions from wo men were presented asking for a constitution al amendment giving women the right of suf frage. The financial committee reported back the joint resolution for withdrawal of compulsory legal tender power of United States notes, with a verbal amendment. Tlie majoaity of the committee are opposed to the resolution. Mr. Bayard, whose reso lution it was, presented a minority report. on,i t)aeL dalendar. The Prpor, of Alabama, suc (Jecfeaied, were present modified oath. Mr. spticch toe resolution tHfe/jrtili debt at a less rate of interesttlian 4 per cent' Adjourn ed to Monday next. HOUSE, Jan. 15.—After some miscc laneous business consideration was resumed of the bill requiring one-half of the revenues of the national banks to be kept in gold and siJVeifdSiiLdf tile' Iftltfe^^tates.j/ilr.JprifcejDfj lcwa^poke in favor of rn6 bilR The morning hour having expired the House went into ttnrwhottrwr HrerffportrW tlie* ioumed. HOUSE. Jan. 10.—A Resolution was ad'bpt^SrCJtftii^'ftn'tties ^df fteMTti^nV'fSr® tho number, rank and%lt#rfte.i ofr bflicers on ,the retired list of the aruiy- The speaker called the committees for reports of a private nature. At ..the expiration,of ,the morning lyiO|ir, the itfiusie went ih't6' edmrnittee of the whole tlifeuriva^e cjdewhir. «Tlie cinhtnit t$& rose audThe house adjourned to Monday iQ&'iate not in session.) I .«! tfHfi SITUATION ... «Augusta, Jan. 13. On thS"' Assembling of the ^euate, Latnson, t}ie President sent note announcing that ho had assiijned tl^ functions of Governor, and Ellis was chosei fre^idonbypro tern. On the proposition to. hold a jbiiit'cbiivcntion to qualify tho acting Gov .iornor, Mr.^Lockefmade ftlone'speeoh'ihbppo sition, and was replied to, by Baker and 8£ri$v land.' A joint convention was lielu and Jain| .D.-Lamson took took the oath of office ant was proclaimed. Govorner of the..State. Bui (50 members were in the House and it adjourn ed without transacting atffy bU6Ui Geu Chamberlain states that he shall positively re fuse to recognize Lamson'S claim to the ^posi' tiau'he has assumed, and furthermore will rtf cognze nq one as Governor who shall,be olio^., •on by fhe!legislature as at present constituted.' The committee in the Senate on ^gubernato rial qotcs reported: .. Whole number of Voles.1....... 13S,807 Kecessary for a choice...... U. .09,404 Daniel F. Davie had CS,070 Joseph I J. Smith .47,049 Alonzo Garcelon .21,844 Bion Bradbury 203 Daniel F. Davis 200 The remainder scattering. The constituion al candidates areJDaniel F. Davie Josph L. Smith, Alonzo Garcelon and Bion Bradbury. Gen. Chamberlain issued the following order: Major General Joshua L. Chamberlain is hereby authorized and directed to protect the property and institutions of the State until my successor is duly qualified. (Signed) ALOZONO GAKCELON, Governor. Second—I am now discharging the duties thus devolved on me in protecting the pub lic property aud institutions of the State un till a Governor is legally elected and duly qualified. Third—Particular attention is called to the law rendering it unlawful for any body of men other than a regularly organized corps of mil itia, without authority expressly given, to as sociate themselves together as amilit: ry com pany organization! or to parade in public with arms. Fourth—All persons and organization will take notice accordingly, and all author! Ad military organizations will understand that they are to report to me for orders, until they are otherwise ordered by or through me. (Signed) JOSUUA L. CHAMBEUI.AIN. Another general order was issued by Adjutant General O. Leavitt, requiring all the militia organizations of the State to re port to the commander-in-chief. Chamberlain. At 20 minutes to 6 o'clock on the morning c1 Jan. 12, the Republican members of the Sen ate and House of Representatives repaired t( the State House, and organized each lious by appointing the appropriate officers. Thcit was a quorum declared in each House. No fusionists were present. Each House passed a resolution asking the opinion of the Su. preme Court as to the legality of their legia lative organizations, promising to abide the decision of the court. Excitement was a. fever heat. It was rumored that acting Gov. ernor Lamson threatens to place Gen. Cham, bcrlain under arrest and that he would issue an order instructing tho militia to disobey tlie orders of Gen. Chamberlain. Augusta, Jan. j. The Republican leg islature which met al 6 p. in. Jan. 12, and or ganized, continued in session all night. About two o'clock in the morning of Jan. 13 the committee appointed for that purpose sub mitted a series of questions to be referred to the supreme court. The questions are long. Both branches adjourned till Saturday Jan.17, at 2 p. m. pledging themselves to abide the decision of the court touching the legality of their organization. Both branches of the fusion legislature quietly assembled Jan. 13, the Republicans being absent- The fusionists were very reticent about expressing an opin ion as to the acts of the Republicans in their night legislative session, They seemed sur prised and entirely unwilliug to converse on the subject. The reported scheme of electing Governor and State officers lias apparently been abandoned by tlie fusionists. Both par ties seem willing to await tlie decision of the supreme court before proceeding further. .mson the acting fusion Governor has per formed 110 official act interfering with the* as sumed prerogatives of Gen, Chamberlain. The House took a recess till 2 p. m. James I), Lamson, fusion acting Governor ad dressed a note to Gen. Chamberlain asking him whether he was prepared to relinquish liis authority as acting governor. Gen. Cham berlain replied that he was not, but that he would promptly aoide by the decision of the supreme court, whatever it might be. And thus the matter stood at the close of the day. William 11. White, who was summoned to ap pear before the bribery committee fof the fus ion legislature refused to appear. In a pub lished card, he denied the legality of the fus ion legislature. Denied its power to send for pensions and papers, its competency to ad minister a legal oath to witnesses, and that thus witnesses could swear to anything without lie hazard of a prosecution for per jury. In his eard he said: "When I meet them (Swann and Ilariman, who claim to have been offered bribes of $1,000 each) I want it to be before a tribunal that has power to enforce its decree and to administer "punishment. Your House of Representatives is illegally organ ized, or not organized at all, aad if you have any doubt on that point, I shall be glad to have you arrest me for contempt, and then have the authority of your process tested by a writ of habeas corpus before the supreme judi cial court. If I am not sustained by that tri bunal, I shall cheerfully appear before your ommittee. AUGUSTA, Jan. 14.—The fusion Sen ate and House convened. There was no el ection of governor, and the Senate adjourned at 10 A. M. In the House the committe on el ections voted 3 to 2 to unseat Eugene Hale. The House teok a recess and convened again at 3 P. M. Mr. Dickey reported that the same committee had unanimously agreed in faver of unseating Joseph Dunnell. Mr. Hill of tlie committee said he had intended to bring in a minority report. The committee was not ap pointed till this morning, and Dunnell had had no opportunity to appeal* and be heard. lie was a Greenbacker'and had no love for the lie publicali party, but Avas here to do his duty fairly ond squarely. He wanted no sharp judg ment, and moved the report be recommitted. After considerable and warm debate on the seating of Stiles in place of Dunnell, so as to I I 1 1 I I I il, make a iquorum, the matter was postponed and raeimmittea to the comtnittee by a vote of twotp mc, alld tjie house adjourned. Great excitementi)revaiK .Mim continue to gather in AuW# SraeaJ^BapSmmocB, find threats of variom'TvindfpreTalL A police force hold possession' the State^House. The su preme court hasVionvened And have under consideration the questions submitted by the Republican legislature. And the night closed. amid urieasiness, apprehension and unabated excitement [G^Aija|%15.—Last nigfj|.r)0tnieb. from Bath under command of Captain carrie Whitmore. havmgJb^Q^ai^me'l-"^ tue^re porf'that the safely of the capitol was endan gered The Daily Standard, edited by Pills bury, a Democratic fusionist, was v^ry VjpiQut to-day, detumilcing Oenwal" an usurper..,defying Ctfturftterlam more effectual missiles tliap paper. The fusionists claim that they have never *tl&ughi<$f u*ing force agahist'General'Oham berlauj. ^The fusionists held a secret session* #ii at night, It ii ithought they have resolved servativc'element was also developed. Var ious sensational rumors were atJo,a$, A joint- -,-t •.convention of both houses was .held, laind a fu-.. sion council elected. A telegram. says: Although JostL. Smith has been cho-^ f* sen governor he will not issue any orders that will conflict with, thft position of GetCXhara berlain, Jle is upt swash.man.and wilLsee-t©.. it, his position is fully sustained by the courts before proceeding to action. lie tfifTawait the decision of the courts 011 the questions be fore them, before taking a single etop^-tha^j will interfere" with the orders of Gen.' Cuarn berlain. Major Smith will not be recognized as Governor by Gen. Chamberlain. After a re cess a joint convention of both houses was held, and J. L. Smith appeared and took the oath of office of Governor, administered by acting president of the Senate, Ellis. Mr Smith then delivered his message. The first act of Gov. Smith was that of revoking the order by which Gen. Chamberlain was as signed to the command of the militia, and ordering all military commanders of the State to report to him (Smith) as com mander-in-chief. The order being conveyed 15 General Chamberlain, he said he would give his answer the next day. A telegram says it is likely that Smith will neglect no means to asseit his authority. The Republi cans will be as little inclined to yield as then opponents. The position of General Chamber lain is most unenviable, but it is believed the affair will eventuate by to-morrow noon, but in what manner it is impossible to predict. The Republican senators and representatives will meet to-morrow at the State house, and should the opinion of the court sustain their position, they will conitnue the work of legis lation. Many fusion members will be glad when the matter culminates and tlie suspense is broken, and will participate with the Re publicans. Lamson, president of the Senate, has addressed the following to Gen: Cham berlain: To Major General Chamberlain: I guar rantee that body which assembled intfce House of Representatives Monday last, and adjourn ed to 2 o'clock to-morrow, and tlie body which met in the Senate chamber and adjourned to to the same time to-morrow, can meet at that time in their respective houses without any interference from any party. (Signed) Jos. D. Lamson. Three companies of militia are tinder orders from Gen. Chamberlain, but will not be brought to the city unless needed. The Capi tol guard of this city was ordered to appear at their armory at 7 o'clock to-morrow morn ing. The Justices of the SupYeme court have de cided all the questions at issue submitted to them, in favor of the Republican organization of the legislature, and by this judicial opinion the Republicans have the only legal legisla tive organization. The Republican legislature is to meet, pursuant to adjournment, W W ds1 thft ftapremc court,-BayiHtc will re barded bullets gas st ChambjefiMW fi» ... Scting 'fusion Governor. The fusion Senate jnet at 10 a. ib^attd t6dk' d-l-ecesi'ttn &> p.1 m™" blouse unseated Donnell, Republican, and put to proceed to thweloction of a Governor/- The1' day closied without disturbance or an increase?" O he it re a rcotasidie'riiig the questions submitted. .»:ou AUGUSTA', Jan. 16.—The fusion House met at 10 A, M., William Murray, fusionist,^ was seated in pWce of Rev. D)*'. Nathaniel Butler, republican. THSTTouse Vblfid to send tl\e names of Joseph Smiffi" and, ATonpip Garcelon to tlid-senate to be voted on for'Goi •yenoi* -. The •-number votes Was W. "The\ Senate unanimously elected Smith 'fo: -'CJOv- "'ernor he receiving 18 votes., Th^Werd^v-, cral intemperate'Siieeches nidSb* biit a cofa- f',J 9. ,tr 011 the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. IT, to take action in accordance with the decision of tlie Judges. Iutense excitement prevailed at tlie close of the day on Friday, Jan 1G, and many en tertained the belief that the hour for a peace ful solution of the controversy had passed. There was activity in military preparations on both sides. AUGUSTA, Jan. 17.—Gen. Chamberlain paid 110 attention to the order of Gov. Sriith (fusion) taking away his command. He will remain in his position. Both fusion Houses met at 9 A. M., and after reading the journal, took a recess until 1 P. M. After recess the Houses convened. Considerable discussion ensued, and sundry resolutions were passed, and committees were appointed. The militia of the State stood by Chamberlain. The *h publican legislature met at 2:30 P. M. A joint committee was appointed to count the votes for Governor. At, 3 P. M. the opinion of the supreme court was received and read. The committee on guber-natorial votes repor ted as follows: The whole number,of 'votes 13S,80S necessary to a choice 69,404: Daniel F. Davis. GS,967: Joseph Smith, 47,G73: Alonzo Garcelon, 21,751 Bion Bradbury, 204 the re mainder scattering for several candidates. No choice The legislature then proceeded to the elec tion of a'Govemor Daniel F1. Davis was elect ed. A joint convention was then held for the election of councellors. A Secretary of State was chosen Mr. Davis appeared and took the oath of oflice and delivered an inaugural address. Both houses adjourned till 11 a. m. Monday. Gov. Davis issued a notification to Gen. Chamberlain that he has been legally elected Governor, pursuant to the decision of the supreme court, and Gen. Chamberlain ac knowledged his authority and submitted to him as commander-in-chief. Gov. Davis will continue the care of the public property in the hands of Ge». Chamberlain. Gov. Davis issued an order deposing Maj„ Folsom from the posi tion of acting adjutant General and appointed Maj., Nye. There was much excitement in Agusta, great rejoicing by the Republicans, and a gret deal of bitter feeling manifested, but no act of open violence was committed. Little Creepers. A young lady, who had been married a little over a year, wrote to her matter of-fact old father, saying," We have the dearest little cottage in the world, or namented with the most charming lit tle creepers you ever saw." The old man read the letter, and exclaimed, Twins, by thunder l" WILD tea grows in abundance in Ar kansas county, Ark.