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, ; vT itTORrUTKOBlHnnillll tlBBOiKTIl int. THE MONARCH THE BIG SHIP FAILS TO C0A1K TO TIE HMEWCMIFOGSTOO MUCH FOR HEB DE3DRIPTIOS OP TEE VE33KL Am.roui, hV.1l, lira Tbo quiet cltlseoi of Annapolis th,! mora. I02 woks up to find the pltlleea rola de- ''endlnj la backetfulls, ea4 maoy slreogers, among whom vm yonr correspondent, waa- tiering aboat anxiously Inialriajr, as to tbo whereabout of the British steamer Monarch, which tho evcr-reliableCt) Assoctalod Press inform! joar reader yesterday had ar rived off this ancient city. All sorts of ra mors were in circulation. Ods cltlaeo had ccq to Immense ship anchored aboat fire mile below the town. Another hid heard from a pilot Jast wired from Baltimore that the Monarch anchored lest bight off the month of the Patoxenl river, aboat forty in lie bolow. Another lailvldaat, with a J knowing shake of the heal, did not beltere tin Monarch wti comac to Anna poll i at al) Nothing daunted by these reports, the hi avy rain or the dense fog which prevailed, rour eorrepoo dent quietly awaited the time for the opening of the offlccs or tho Naval Academy, when, "armM and equipped" with a note of Introduction from Vice Ad miral Porter, he watted upon Commodore Worden, the commandant of the Naval Ai adcrajr, and whose name and fame will ever bo held In gratefol remembrance by tho American people as the hero of the "cheese box on a plank. The Commodore received u politely, and quietly sat himself down to comply with the request of thi Admiral, (. , that he would grant the representative of the uirtroucia a permit to visit the Monarch. After writ ing awhile, he presented the paper, saying t "That win allow yoor passage to the ret. el." Thanking tbo Commodore, a conver- saiiou was opened who, 'a view to obtain some Information at to the whereabouts of the "big ship' we had come to visit, but the Commodore woe la the dark as much as we i'otntlng to the river he remarked that, " null) the fog lifted, It wontd bo Impossible to tell where the vessel wast Indeed, she was within Qfty miles of the town.1 Lteu teniiot Commander Dewey, of the academy, who was present, said that he had seen the chief of the TUott Association of Baltimore, who stated that he had glren orders to the two pilots placed on board the Monarch, when she entered Chesapeake Bay that, unless she could make Annapolis before dark last night, she should be anchored off the month of the raiment rlrer, a point about forty miles from this place. Commander Dewey also statod that earl this moralng, heforo the fog set lo, a surrey of the rlrer and bay for fifteen miles had been taken with the glass by the officers or the United States frigate Constitution, and nolhloj had been seen of the vessel, lie was of the opinion she was anchored many miles below. and would not more until the fog had en- J tire! lifted Indeed he was Arm In the belief that Ibe Monarch woalj not arrive uatll lata to-night. If then. This was an pleasant news, but wind, tide and weather had Interfered with the guuut of the Asso ciated Press representatives, and we conld not complain, Commodore Worden then explained to us the mode of procedure la receiving the res set. As soon as abe arrives the Commodore details a proper officer, (Lieutenant Com mander Dewey,) who will Tlslt the ship and tender to her chief officers, Captain Com. raeircll,the mail naval courtesies. In sewer to this the Monarch will probably Are the usual salute to the flag of the United States and to the Commodore's pennant. (The salute business Is discretional with the officer In command, as the rales of the British aTy, while prohibiting vessels carrying seven guns as does the Monarch from firing salutes, gives the officer la command the privilege of firing if he deemee the occa sion a proper one.) If a salute Is fixed the baXUrv from the Naval Aeademv raanonrla. Captain Commerrell will then come on shore, where Commodore Worden will re celre him with customary naval etlaatti after which the Commodore will escort hl guest to the Governor's mansion, where uovernor uowib wiu welcome mm, ana a Joint committee of the Legislature will tenaer mm toe nospiiaiuy or tne state. The Academy and grounds are la excel, lent order, and tho officers all bnsy Instruct log the various grades of "young tnldi" In the arts of naval warfare. On board the monitor Tonawanda (or AinphltrLtra, as she Is now called,) everything was lu motion. Coal was being brought on board, and when the Monarch arrives the monitor wilt run down to her. Tho British vessel will bo obliged to anchor about four miles from the Naval Academy wharves on ac count' of her great draught. The fourth or Junior class of midshipmen say they are not much excited by the announcement of the visit, for the reaioa that while on their in., uer lour they were laid np along side of her for four days while layUg at rorls ties to examine her. The higher classes ihniHrhihiuaignilAna tn hat. -... I . uiudlu, iu luui mo; una amnio opportDOI' though appear anxlons for ber arrival. they seem mach Interested la meeting their brother "mlds" of tho royal navy. 1 be Legislature of Maryland, now In ses sion here, bare made arrangements to take good care of the Englishmen during their stay, and their committee will probably call to their assistance a committee of the offl cers of the academy, who know so well how to prepare agreeable entertainments. The sain of (10,000 has been appropriated to de fray the expenses or the reception. There can be no anestloa that when the vessel and her crew arrive, they will meet with a cordial reception at the hands of the naval authorities of the Government and the authorities of the State of Maryland. If the fearful "dirty" weather which bss prevailed aU day should continue. It Is doubt ful whether wo shall see the Monarch here before to morrow night. fLalia If TBLSaaSfH 10 o'clock p. m. The storm still contln ucs, and Commodore Worden has given op all thought of hearing fron the Monarch until to-morrow midday The programme. as stated la my letter, will be carried oat to the letter. The officers of tho naval acad emy aro lo eight considering the propriety or giving a complimentary hop to the offi cer of tho Monarch, but no decision has as yjt boon made. If the ship gets lo to raor. row she will not bo open for Inspection until Monday, when, by private telegrams re celvel by CominoJore WorJen, It Is stated ice Admiral Porter, the Naval Committee ' of both Houses of Congress, and other dls ' tlogulshcd men will visit her. Secretary Robeson, accompanying two lalUs who are visiting him, arrived here la tho late train this evening. He Is tho guest of Commodore and Mis. Worden, who to night gave aa entertainment la hi honor. Quite a number of strangers came down this evening among whom was Miss Kate Mer rill, correspondent of several Eastern pa per. S. psflcRirrioN or the vusil. This splendid ship which ha Justly been ityled tbo pride of the English navy, Is in deed a wonderful structure, and a novelty In shin bnlldloi-such as has never before been oeou la American water. No wonder then that the desire vai expressed oa the part of many oiucsrs wi uur navy sua. ao oppor- luai.y inigoi uo given tuo jwaaa "uiiaaici," who, la year to come are to direct the movements of the navj of this great natloe, lo view this monster war vesasl, and to ex amine for themselves the Intricate work log of the latest Improvements la naval warfare. We append herewith a description of the Monarcn torn plica la me mau from admirable article published la the Jh$to I tho bulkheads the stokers' mess rooms and JWnal, by a reporter of that paper, who the berths of tbo warrant officers. The mess visited the ship w bile she lay la Portland la I room of Ibe sailors and marines above Is company with the United States engineer I wtrj Jlght and comfortable, and has a sick detailed by Vice Admiral Torter, to loepect room, or hospital, oa each side. Along the her. It is probably the moat complete do-I main dock there aro a considerable number crlptloa that ha been published la this of square Iron ports, forward aod all, which pooatry. I open outward and admit Ught and air. It teems to be B-cner&llv admlUul h aliltv. builders and naval constructors" that the m on area it one or toe handsomest vessels afloat. All her lines are line of beauty, and she Is a noble exemplification of the troth which holds good la all progress that the nearer the approach to perfection of use, the finer the symmetry of the thing per fected. From the item to the forecastle the decks carTeKTadoatlyBpward, but sosllghtly amidships, that looking from a little dls. lance, one would say that tboy were per fectly level there. Her stem line Is Inclined slightly stern wards, and J ail above the water Una begins to curve forward Wore sharply, gtrbg the bow a projection of ten feet or more beneath the water. The widest part of the vessel Is cither at or below the water Hue. Her sides slope Inward slightly as they rise and meet at her bow at an angle so sharp nod contlnaohl, that seen at a short distance, she has the appearance or a huge blade of Iron rotting edgewlseupon tbo water. The old-fashioned roundness and blutTne of the bow above water Is entirely done away with, and the shape of the ver tical sections 1 changed from tho V form to that of the U, which, of eonrse, renders her much leva liable to plunge and gives a greater buoyancy to Ibe bow. Tie vessel Is 830 feet In teoglh, M feet breadth of beam, depth lu hold, 19 feet 8 iDcnesi urangnt wnen loaded, forward yj feet J Inches, aft 20 feet 3 Inches) draught when light, forward IS feet 7 Inches, aft IS lect. i no taree tower masts ore or domow troo. 40 Inches la diameter, and having ren aiatlngcooiteotloie betow deck. The fore matt is 00 feet la height above deck, the mainmast CO feet, and the mlsien 60 feet The mainmast wefebs 23 tons. The main yards are 103 feet long. Below the weather deck Is the mala deck, which In common with all the Interior of the vessel. Is 1ltllfl Into three distinct portions by the twoarmor fuawa uoia-neaa, wuicu run ainwart snips, closing the base of the turrets, the boilers and the maga tines, and forming a battery 170 feet In length, la wblcb all the crew would be gathered la time or action. This Is the only part of the vessel which Is heavily plated to tbe upper deck. A belt of armor encircles and protects the whole water line, bat above this belt, fore and aft the battery. the sides are only an loch and a quarter in ihlckaeu, and would be readily pierced by shot, which would pass clear through the vessel without doing any material harm Thfl fit At lot? In thorn linllrhuili la ai. .,., . a-hau Inches In thickness, oo Abacklnt of hu luiucvui tch,uuaa saot coaid naraiy strike It at a right angle, It Is abundantly sufficient to resist any blows that could be uroagai w oear aponii. too distance bo I ween the bulkheads Is 170 feel, plrfnvntt.ni of room for the storing of shot and for the anuipniauoa oi me turret in time or action. The entrances fere and aft are protected by solid iron doors, which open outwardly, and would be kept tightly closed la action. These balkhaads attend fram Um .oik deck to the berth deck, well below the water-llae. and with th nitiin niain . the outer side, make this vital nnrtinn Ar the ship, where are the boilers and the steer lag apparatus and the turret connections, strong enough to be Impregnable against any anUgouUt less powerful than the Mon arch herself. Thero Is another bulkhead ', clear forward, perhaps SO reel from the aura line, which gives the bow tremendous , ircngio, snouui it oe niea as a ram. It will oe seen, tnertlore, ibat too vessel Is divided into three watertight compartments, and tusk ci.ucr ma mrwavra or ait compartment might be riddled through and through and filled with water without endangering the fighting capacities of the vessel. Like Ibe Great Eastern the Monarch has a doable bottom without any central keel, bat has deep lonfltodlnal k-.aI-.on.. which the Whole lenirth Of thai Vnainl and lni.HUt at the point of convergence forward and aft. These keelsons, which are aboat four r-ni apart, are upright thick Iron pUtcs, to whose tower rage toe outer stm is securely riveted with double antie Irons, and on tf nnu. edge of which other plates are fastened la the same manner, forming the doable hot torn. Traasrersefr the um -.-ini-intA nt wuiti utiiua u awmiiau. a.ni inn tMiinni a m joiuoa once inrourieei by siiOtrnlng plates J orgataeta, which areaecnrely rlreted lo the u. irwu. of too noor piaiea ana tne outer eheathlng. Althongh Iheaa aectlont aro only half aa anmerona aa they wonld be If ibe main framea ran tran.Tcraely, tha bottom la far atrongar than It wonld be wero It con atrnetod In that way. The bottom, are three and a half feet apart, and lha keel.ona and alao tha tranarerae platea are perforated In the centre of erery aectlon, ao that a pcrion can eaally pa.a from one to tho other. The aide, of tbla hugo reaael are compoaed a. follow.. Longitudinal glrdera of teak twelre Inchea In tblekneai. extend ln.ldo of the armor and ooutde of Ibo aheathlog, tha bole Irmly bolted together. Onulde tiflbe Wrafliiri hafVlnia mtm..a ll.. . Inches Id thickness, rolled to the sue, not pat on la lneh layers as on some of our ships. The armor plates are about three feet aod two Inches In breadth, and vary In length iruiu vn ia oiwoa icci emi niceiy are tuey fitted together, and the Jolau concealed by paint and putty, than on a cursory view one would surmise that the side was a pnoLlnn. ous and undivided surface. It Is said that each plate was carefully fllted to Its place and planed to the exact shape reqolred, lost carpenter Iwould have fitted wooden sheathing. Another point which shows great skill Is the method of fastening the bolt beads are flat and countersunk in the plate so deftly as not to be percoptlble, while the bolt heads oa the sides of the Mlantonomah and atl the monitors stand out roand and fall, showing the blows of the hammer that u.ue vuoai. inn ooiware three laches la diameter, and are fastened on the Inside by two threaded nnts screwed oa to a thin rub ber washer. Out the most striking aad pocalUr of the resources of this remarkable vessel are the wing passages, to-called, which extend In side this armor plating on each side of tbo turret batteries. A .-.riiei imt iuitinn extends along the whole Interior of this heavily plated portion, from the outer edge of tho doable bottom to tho main deck, forming a chamber some three feet In width and twelve to ArteeD feet In height. These wings are cech divided Into dni'MMi. vuuiiiii.iuuuii uv ?Briirii inniiim nn. and the compartments are entered by means of orifices midway between the decks. J These orifices are made water tight b iron I.Tf.i a...i. . . '"J1'"" slides, which aro moved br a whKfl . rachet They are large enough to admit a person of ordlnarv slip, am nnx. inai.ia !. visitor get a very good Idea of the plan oa which the shin Is bnllt. Eni-h fimnnHm.ni Is provided with a sluice at the bottom, which can be opened by connecting rods iiwiu wio) rum . u uy aiung inese com partments with water, which can be almost iosuotly done, that the Mooarch mav be vitvu wau .uia ui auui icci,, u necessary, la Use of action. Each compartment Is ZJXK V u . u P-wnpwr lightening, and the large Iron tube which furnish the water for the fire apparatus rua through them. Uesldes enabling the ship to be low ered la the water, these compartments fur- ,.otncr Tr' roat advantage, u , well known that water Is a most excellent resisting medlam, and when Oiled theso pas ages glre to the aides a greatly Increased amount of itreogth. And If the outside plating were plereed by an enemy's shot, so aa to admit the water from the ontslde. the vessel would still be Intact, while If the shot should pass dear through the armor and tho compartment, the puncture In this Inner partition could be readily stopped by the sailors before mnch water could enter. The decks of the vessel are atl plated, as follows t The upper or weather deck Is half Inch steel, covered with four and a half Inches of fir. The main deck Is half-Inch Iron, covered with fonr anri a hiirinhaa oa. me oerta a ecu is half-inch mn. covered with four and a half laches of dr. The metal plallog Jo each case Is strongly riveted to tbo transverse stringer-plates which run athwart ships to support the dicki. Ihe upper deck is furnished with a skillfully constructed drain around the outer surface, which convevs all the rain and washings over the ship's sldo la Iron scup pers, and prevent the moisture from tlck Hog all down the surface, which would In evltably glre the vessel a rusty look. The anchors that holds the hugo ship vn nit -1nrt ami ti.la ... r. ... r r 7. v w -"" '' wyr numoer, weighing from five to sevea tous each. They are worked by a steam capstan, whose motive power 1 a forty-horse engine. The vessel Is fitted as a full-rlggod ship. The running rigging Is attached to tbo upper deck, and much pains has been taken to render It clear from the guns. The stand ing rigging Is or Iron wire, and It triced up whea the ship Is la action. The forward Portion at the nuln iWv i devoted to the sailors' mess, and the after portion is a large cabin, In which the crew meet for prayers when It U too cold on dock. Farther forward are the mess-room I of the midshipmen and Junior olflccrs on each side All the cabins aro fitted uu witi. atti. nrt durable furniture, designed with reference lo comfort rather than laxaryi and It Is hardly so flue as the American Iroa-clads can boast. Delow, on tho berth deck, aro tha noari. of the ward-room officers, and forward of lha hill It hernia tlia t.nlrnr.' ma.a ..-.- j Tho Monarch W abundantly provided with teara apparatus, and has fourteen etgtnes la all. bhe has una pair of mala engines, having a nominal power of eleven hundred hones. Their real power Is 8,139 horses. She Is probably the swiftest war vessel la the world, allowing for the amount and bar den of armor. The highest rate of speed Is a slight excess over fourteen knot) half speed, eleven knots. Tbo diameter of the cylinders Is ten feet stroke, four feet nam ber of revolutions per minute, thirty. The engines are provided with surface con densers, containing lT,3d4 tubes, or about twenty miles of tnblog, and also with the ordloary let condensers, either of which can bo used. The condensers furnish about 6,700 gallons of fresh water per day. A smalt, self-acting valve engine Is need to aid In starting the rnatn engines. There are eight main bolters, consuming 233 tons of coal per day when the engines are run at fall speed. The entire storago capacity Is only 630 tons, so that tho engines can never be used at fall speed on a voyage, and the main reliance for motive power Is therefore the wind The boilers are situated la the centre of the ship, directly beneath the t arrets. The engine room Is aft, bat Is we:i protected by heavy Iron gratings,, which are rsn under the ...-.'"-'--.. .". ":- r-- - oaieoes. me uraia engine, wnicn u used to pamo out the compartment. Is sltaabxl on the berth deck, Immediately over the main engines. Among tne smaller engines are two donkey aoda pair of blast engines for the furnaces. The, propeller of this mighty engine of war U of the Orlfflth pattern, 26 feet and 4 Inches In diameter, u Is provided with shifting htades, by means of which the pitch may be altered from 2i feet to 3ft (est. The immersion of too lop Made Is 6 feet, and la s'esa or oeingiinra out or w la use. it U provided with a cot meat, and Is allowed to revolve engine as ine snip mores By means of this detachment a speed of from one to two knots per hoar Is gained ziiww n,0,ln" ,""1 ,o '-M unou an noar. The omcert of tUfi Uoud SUte. iteamer Vlrraoutb, wbloh accomiKiDlcd th. Uoaarcli mtom ll Atlaollc, were lmd in their pralaeiof lh lOADoer In watch tail "levti than of ihadeep" minded her helm. In lh. ronchett weather the veiael Itcerod 1 ko fii.n.n Sni. tr.i.. i. . w.m.t .r . then th.re tin be no wonder al their tx - prcielons of pleaenm for the rnddor of the Ttucl la trolj a mammoth loultntlon. It la A hal.nltiH Av avinlfwila. vtAAm .,! I Oaf feet lo lenethbrll feet and I'incbe. In ,loa '"""I11" " lnlllloM from the breadth. Wllhont the aid of ilearn all men 241h of No.embar to the 27lh of December, wonld bo required lo manage lu The ateer- j bnt nothlog tending to Implicate Dr. Nich ing apparatna la elwated on lha berth deck 01 ,., tanni, and the report not only ex and ou tho atarboard aide of the battery ..,,.... M vni i. M.-M. MMhitM.. compartment. When Ibe Te.ael U In ht- UP" " ont la highly compllmwtnry ingirim u i. quiio Deiow tne water line. The manner la which a small steam engine Is employed to aid la controlling the rudder I peculiarly Ingenious. The man who di rects the rudder stand at an ordinary helm, aad the little eograe Jelde him, by a skill fully devised connection, assists la turning It la either direction whenever hereoolvee aa order from the pilot tower to alter Its po sition. These order are transmitted by mean of a revolving disk, with the com mands stamped upon It lateral surface, which Is put la motion br the officer oa the lookout above. The .arret are two la number, aod are among the prominent polnte of Interest oa mo vessel, taey are eitnoua close to each other, amidships, with the boiler funnel be tween them. They are 20 feet la diameter over all, and S3 feet Inside. They rest upon tbo mala deck, aod are mounted oa rollers, Instead of belog supported on a central pivot, a la oar monitor. Tbo circular bed on which tho turretrevolvo Is of the tame diameter a the turret, and Its upper sarfaoe Is planed to aa exact level. The turret rests on 33 Iron rollers, 10 Inches In diameter and 9 Inches wide, connected with rods which cnnrerire at the centre. Tho turret Is ren. tered oa aa Iron pivot, bat I mainly held la placo by tho massive framework of the up per deck, which encircles It a little below the middle Portion. The floor Is About ihran ice. ana a uaii a doth loo mam dacic. and ah .. J - ... .. . T ." "- each aide or the gan-carrlage are entrances through which tbe gunner com and go, and pass up tbo ammuultlont around the base thero are co encumbrances whatever, and la this wide, opea epaco the operatloa of working the turret can be carried oa wtth great celerity. Oa tho aid of Ihe tar rets protecting tbe cans the armor plates are 10 Inches, oa a wood backing of els-hl laches, with a skin plating of two thick oesscs of serea-elghtbs Inch Iron, each stifluned by seven-Tneh horlsontat frames, with an Iron lining three eighths of an Inch In thickness. The heavy plating extend only a few feet on each side of tbe port holes, aad on the opposite side of tbo turret armor Is not raoro thaa half the thickness. In addition to the armor-plating of tho sides there aro Inside screens of Iron plating to farther protect the machinery ot the tur rets. Across the top there I a light voodes. framework, no other protection being neces sary on account of the height above tbo water. Aronnd th outside of the portion of tbe turret la the rear of the can there 1 a wooden platform, upon which the person di recting tbo movements of the turret stands. There ore a pair of engines for each turret, situated directly beneath them, oa the berth deck. Tbe llmo required for a revolution Is thirty second. To aid tn tbe lighting of the gan there 1 a very Ingenious arrangement oa tho Inte rior of th turret, by which a square mirror la a heavy brass frame Is unfolded from a side lu the framework overhead, and la pro jected through aa aperture, where It may bo regulated from below so .as to enable tbo gunners to perceive the position of obi ecu outside. Another smaller stationary mirror Is fixed la the opposite side of the aperture, so that reflections of tho state of allalrs out side are cast In two direction. Tbe armament of the Monarch consists of nine guns, or perhaps more properly, seven guns, a two of them are 12 pounder deck bowltxers, of the Armstrooff bre-ch-.aad'nr pattern, stationed at the stem, on the npper deck. The bow battery consist of two 115- This part of the npper deck Is well protected, uu.ua j-ji uuiH .ur .uwia gum are re tc-ou, u io -ai.ij-r .uem to ore at an an g'e or stia'gbt ahead t and they can even be tired at aa angle or three degrees across the bowline. With their muzzles protruding uj " ww m icrriwij savage I00K. These cons bare an elevation of is .-. and a range of 4.000 yards. Tbo bow gun 1 a sir and one half ton gun t calibre, seven Inches. It work on a slide aod ha a range of 15 degress from tbo ime oi ine nip's aeci. on. mess guns are as a trifle compared to tbe Immense cannon ia the turrets two la each. These moo sters weign eaen aoout twenty Are too. At tbe breech they aro VA feet la diameter. The else of the bore 1 12 laches, with 8 10 Inch rifling. The shot used are conical chilled shot, weighing six hundred pounds, two hundred pounds heavier than those thrown by the fifteen-Inch gans ou our monitor. Bhelt of the same site a tho solid shot, and con taining thlrtv three pound of powder, caa also ba used, and a quantity Is provided. Tha range of these guns Is tremendous, and far exceeds that of any other ordnance uow In use. Ou account of their Immense size the vent Is placed for convenience oa the side of tho breach Instead of oa the top, as Is customary with other ordnance. Both gans caa be fired at once by mean of a cord and spring attached to tho cartridge. The fall charge of powder I seventy pounds, but theguusaro usually fired with sixty or less. None of the four bare beea fired more thaa furtv or flftr times. Tha machinery for running out tho guns Is ad mlrabte. Cranks are applied to spindles on the outer edge of the base of tbe turret, and are worked to great advantage by the men opoa the lower deck, Nine men Is tbe quota for each guo The guns have an elevation of etxtuea degrees aad a depres sion or seven degree) but by means of a novel arrangement la tho carriage a greatly Increased depression Is gained by raising or lowering the breach of tbe gun some twentv- two inches. This I done by two spur wheel and pinions la tha frame of tbe car rlago, assisted by a couple of hydraulic Bill-any description will fII to convey a proper Idea of this Immense ship. The visi tor wander for hoar and hours, every mo ment finding something to excite hi wonder and admiration. Tho vessel reo aires a great crew distributed as they are In erery part of tbe structure, one can hardly believe It possible that the souls oa board, officers ana crew, numoer arc, divided a follows i O Ulcers, 67i marines, 75i stokers. 65) sailor. 255j boys, 7J. ' ' It I tbui that England keep her navy well manned, and the visitor who saw this horde of youthful tars was forcibly reminded of tbo absence of any apprentice la our navy aud tho consequent decline of this branch of tbe Qoveroment service. All our sailors are educated oa merchant vessels, or not at all, aad the old sailor pride of serving m iua utaiiuuiia ui&riuo uai aioiosi com pletely died out. Tho whole crew are a Jolly, healthful looking set, anl their ap pearance Indicated, beyond pdradvanture, tbat tbtlr keeping aud treatment n a health ful aud humane. Tho principal officer are Captain John E. Commerell, C. B., Commander Arthur C. Curtis, Lieutenant E. I'llklngtoii, II. A. Arundel, Wm. II. Jocclyn. F. J, J, Elliott aad Malcolm McNeill, THE INSANE ASYLUM. TUB CniEGES 1G1ISST AX. MCCPK An Evident At'-empt to Black tfial). The Secretary of the Interior yesterday sent to the House of Representatlvee tie voluminous tcattmoey taken by the coinvils slon appointed by the Secretary of the In terior to loreMlgote certain charges agrdaet Dr. C, 11. Nichols, superintendent of the Ai?:am fof the Insane. A good deal haa been said with reference to those charger, and now that all the evidence Is la H nmounte to abeotately toothing to ftr a the hoaored and respected bead of th esjlrim Is concerned, hnt It shows' clearly an attempt to levy DiecKmaiii The principal personage aDooariufr to sat tala the charges Is one 4. O. f. Dan levy, whose motives can be tweltr wMH Infei-MMt , .... . -- -- , from the folio wing letteti WllSIMn. 1.. n tamf Dr O tt JThko't r '" DtAB Hiat Mr attsatloa ae a dstsotive bavins; been r.iaii)otJlr direntcw to the use acstneat of the lnr.ll tat low ver white you preside,! have besn makleglBvesttfatloes In rr-fard te It. ThrUJo nTSn effbtls and bv the imIiImm or Mr. Ueorge KslliHrs-, Mr Alklns. Mr. Snllh, Mr, UkatUs Dorrs and others, 1 have DbtaUMtaa Inraensa araeeet of lotportasl Itro-raatloTfj fc-ajrlmnliic with Ihe eonslraeUoa o( the hoepltal bolldlir, and mot l.a,a- 1- ..! -. k .k.tmri.. 1. iheerht f that It wonM he aothlec aser thaa ,.V7tou aaopporiiiityforMpUna .ii.i.r:KvT.,'.s:..vT?i,.5,,i i fair la fli.u.WB fomnu proecfd I i,m.jit.i. Yoor. rc.pt.tx.llr, . s O w. Inurr. J " " ' no qnlle.t lo ujIdq; w Dt. ! KUholfl, f,jou moat come dowa land aomelr, and buy m off," then we e4ano ' j.-B iv. rrt-. r - ..a .iS nnderiland the rorc. or a Terr hroad hint. , " "PPO"., farther, from tho report enb. milled jeaterday, that a great qnmber of , wltnei.ee wero iamlnd, and the commit. wn iufccBij uu ciub.cuvi J. Marshall It no a, editor of the faturdat Xtofi.rij- riHter, test I fled that he obtained th statement made la that paper rdra a clerk named Wm Q. Toner, who In torn obtained (hem la part from two females, who had been employed la the hospital, who npoo belog colled failed lo prove anything, for the very good reason that they knew nothing against Dr. Nichols, or hi manage ment of the asylum. 2to one who read the testimony caa fall to be convinced thai these charge wero of that lnfausons character which are entirely too frequently tramped ap against public office r In order that some malevolence may be pratlne. or some nefarious end gained. Our tit'sea. were surprised whoa they beard of these eborge. It will bo no surprise to them in learn tbat the evldonca disclose nothing to aoVt the Doctor standing as an official oracltUto. First Ward IlxrcBT.ici.KB. A meeting or ine rirs. vara i.epuDi.cau uiao was neio last night at Stevens school-house, with Henry lllmberla tho chair, and Wm. I'ren der, secretary roe roue wing committees were appoiateui Executive C. V. Stewart, Wm. flyphax, - vroiuv, um ov-twa, vuu. laompraon, v. i. f ran., it. i. iibiso. Finance J. D. Johnson, F. Tavern. 0 D. Hunter. Isaiah Ferrr. II. Laer. Campaign Committee Geo. FhllUpe, -Too. F. Cook, Dr. Oreen, Samoa Ross, K. Wll 11ms, John Preoder, Geo. Oarrette, George Drown, G. Garrison, Wm. Cbase, Go. Chate, L. Mndd, L. Day, O.T. Gant.O.Ia, liaise. Mr. Edward Crusoe otTdred resolution In dorsing tho national administration of rr Ident Uraot aod tbe municipal administra tion of Mayor Bowen. Mr. Henry Locey hoped the resolutions would be referred. It hoQ gone out that the ciao oau pieugoa uscu to air iiowen, wnicn he dented. Mr. lumber was la favor of considering and disposing of the resolutions and al though Individual members proposed to up pan me present aiayor, toe eiao oaa signi fied no each intention. Mr. Ulmber then spoke al length In favor of Mayor Bowen. After farther debate Mr. Lacey offered the fo' lowing as a substitute i The forecolo-; rteolutloo shell sot be cqo. llrued as pleoflof the ward lo any person or persona for Mayor) but we do pledfs oar selres, separately or collectively, to support whoever th regular eoavenlloa may nomt Bte. Mr. G. R. Huls opposed the amendmeat, and endorsed Mayor Bowen la all hi ac tion. The resolutions aod amendment were finally adopted. The qnestlon of tbe conference with tbe Invincible ctub coming np, Mr. Lacy Inquired If any recommedda. tlooe were to be offered by Mr. Stewartl Mr. 8. ald he had no doubt but thai the lovlnclblas were true Republicans, and be believed they would all vote for the, regular nominee. Mr. liaise moved tbat the committee ap pointed lo consult with the Invincible be ditch anted. Messrs. Stewart and Peyton opposed tbe motion, and Mr. Lacy advocated It. Th question belog taken, the committee were aiscnargea. Mr. Schuyler, of the lovlnclbles, off red th foil owl DC. which wo referred to tbe general nominating coovcnttooi Whereas therlfht to assemble la mats meat- 1D( DJ Clllieoe. to uiiquii maj e;iie nni in eompatlbl with the laws of th e 9 mm on wealth, belne; an Inherent one, and alsn (iiar anteed by the Constitution or Ihe Uolted states) i u kettby rttoltud. That w. the members ha arlvltaal First Ward Usaabllaan CJluh. or tn da deprecate any and all atterapeon tbe part i any parson or pr,on o umurp in a n ai msetlaf whea thus assemblevl. hat as rood elllxto we dseoi our imperative duty to -smltr, asalstsase whtaavaraallsd udod to suesras disorder and lawlessness, and thsrehy ustlnlng the fpiar dlaasorihepsae In prassrvlorlaw im) order. Rtiolvti, That lo bis lloaorbaylet J. lis wen we hv a csDtlstnso aad eaeoutlr etUesr whom, as elllsaas and Itepabtlsaaa.we have reason to be proud of, aad w hereby plsd oursalves to J all that Is eoailsteot lo assure his reonmlDatloD and sUetloa, Mr. Stewart olTsred a resolution providing Ut tbe appolotment of a committee to make arrangement with aorao person or person who will furnish goods to the laborlog men at tbe lowest market price. Also, that tho delegation of the ward In tbe Council be requested to ate tbclr Influ ence with Ibe Mayor to Induce lila. lo pay .uo jBuor.Dir, .una i mo cna or every looo.o, thereby preventing much suQVrlDg, which bas heretofore existed In this ward. The reeolatlons wero adoiied Tbe Chair appointed tho following as said com mlttee i Messrs. G. A. fltcwjtt, W, Oliver, O. T. Oant, D. M ll4vl-, R. II. Thompson, It. 8. liaise and George I'lallllp. Pbi riRSOn (or ''fellow") who Inadver tently (1) abstracted an Alpnta nmbrella from A man's restaurant last night, Is re quested to return tho same to that estab lishment by any negro boy, and no ques tions will be asked. Tbe Ink!! nn th. nr1 of tbe handle are not A.i, and the abstractor I vili known. Tfll LIQUOR DI1LIBS of tbla Dlatrtt-L kaM a ijeclal meeting yesterday afternoon at 4 P. m . P. C. liovle In the chair, with a large attendauce. Tbo prohibitory bill for tb District was brought np) three thousand signatures were banded In in opposition lo It. Tbe territorial bill for tbe District was adopted unanimously. Tac WianixoTOX Cms Works, comer of Twenty-fifth street west and K street north, are manufacturing all kinds or flint and colored glassware oa the most reasona ble term and at tbe shortest notice. Ehort IUitih, No. 1930 Pennsylvania icuuv, vuiii Ki-.fe luuuccmeui vO tne pur chasers of dry goods. W. BiLLiMTrxa, No. 403 Seventh street, Intelllgeucer building, announces In another column a catalogue cf books Jast published Tn a annual anniversary of the missionary socloty connected with Wesley cbapti will talto placo to morrow. MlSIR. Boa AM A WlLII. Ko. 1020 flat. enth street, otter great Inducement to pur chaser of dry -goods. r Ubbirivlb eoous are offered for rent lu the Colonization building. sier wnen not i , ..i4 u n iiiiKmaiiirai intlnr attach. ' ( IAr-Mlaee-?,twhlah 1 deem liny lf!2rflMl to '" thotjoeteuryor the latwi e free or toe rl'r.thee-mta-.d theeouatrv. 1th Ihe Wind. I Brforedalnrr this, barmr. I kit. Tni iKDinioinT HirvBttc&w ItirbKU iiisociATioiv met at Union League IUl),fr, JTmDlionln the thilr, and Jlr. Bsnji M. Mr. A, Watson offered the ollowlnir i irhersae It has btea rr psattdlr 4esUrd bv d,,Ct,,,J'0l the i.miiif SHir, Montng Chrpnl e,J K ?. b. 00 rJh m pretexts of the yi,Vin.,(f,D,,?T'h,1Plull0dwhereaB, Mer Uo-n his Ysntafrtlr'e-Ur.,l thai nol a-tfeiiar ahoeld be expeedea Tapoa the !.?!: rA?? AM-Jwrt,55.,t,""w alosl, aad K.!f5a.fJl pu-Usj for sush l-sptoremeitsi sTj-WtThMMayorDoweetbydlMetlv'op antat the lraprevemeM ef the etosl, Is n.i.i.i ..'.7i..v.' -",.".r,"s "'"" lilflnKas akI AtL&B wiV-.J- 13 II'"-""". mQ1 pveventiag tne ero. kloyraeotbf thoasaads of mholi and la. portrs, to the serious Inleryer theeltr as.) Us ishoribi populatton. wblea has frselted la treat sufferloc durlaa- ttia I hat .. atne.iv. That It Is the Imperative duU pf hih.orihJ Iioard of AlUrrmensod Ope.. hr.oflbe Iloard of Aldermen and Com i ueuoelito adroeat add vols' for a bill lea eat and otherwise ImproVe tbe eaeal, mi.1 loarnworK saar eonoienae Imrasdlatelr and bt. finished ed at the esrltst praslleebla mom eat, , la order to prevent an v future aiUa- .. .. ,u-j rinuTKi oi ineoapii-,1 on mis ae eouit.nad All tofuralsh wertt to Isrf sun.' eers of laborers, who universally prefer work to assistant by hrUy. ' These tfiwrfoUon-f waM-riUftnt-jtrl ai -Ji siderable length by Messrs. PhUbrook, WoU -"f.wiiuiuy( aj. it, uri. wroeeman. Crane and other, and finally adopted. Mr. D. H. Kelsey then delivered a ear-fUy-rpard addreee. ApologUlng for readiaC s. wrlttaa aneeahi he a&l hrtrr prepared to apeak from tbe record and to MDuaaasw jaageaDyuia recorav itstbea proceeded ta arraign the prceentaity admin istration, and presented a most form Idol hi bill of Indictment, Mayor Bowen1 eonrse upon the various lesaee which have arisen, hi treatment of corporation creditors nod clllx-ms generally, hi management or tbe city finances, Ac, wero held ap la anything bet an enviable light, lit, J. II. Crane said that since he had come to tbe meeting he had received a bote from a gentleman who had been accused of walling to see how the movement took wtth tha people. He desired, therefore, to read tbo uote to show that the charges wen un coiled for aad unjust. He then read a note from Matthew u. Emery, sutlog that he wa too unwell to be out, and expressing sympathy with th object of tbe meeting. jir. kirbo uuercu a series 01 resolution cordemnJng the bestowal of office upon per onat flatterers at th expeose of party friends ( cenenrlnr the bestowal nf m.n offices upon one favorite and th proscrip tion of tried and true men) denying the as- iiiuuvu wi .ug Major IDS I IDS OluCCe belonged to him personally protesting against the com mission! dp of If. A. Hail Justice of the peace, and asking tbo Presi dent to recall tbe nomination. The reaotatlona were unanimously adopted. Mr. Wm. n. Brwn afftrrA raanliiLlnna denouncing the Injustice or the sentence im posed upon Lieut. Hurley, or tbe police force, which were discussed and flnaii amended by Mr. Crano, who oflEsred the fol lowing a a inbatltutet Rttohtd. Tht the thanks of this meet In r are extended to Lieut, liarier for hi pronpl eettoa la causing th arrest of disturbers of the nubile peaoeat a llepablloar, aaeetlsr Jo the Mrs. ward, nod wo saooot bellTo that th USB of Dro'ena llntmr. wa. IK. a.l eedif, but really a pretext for the Imposition of a fine of W aed bis removal from the ward. After aomt discussion not complimentary to the Mayor or police board, the resolution wa adopted. On motion of Coancllman ITnlmaa. a Mm. mlttee of three wa appointed to receive sub scription to reimburse Lieutenant Hirley the amount or the fine Imposed. Messrs. Holme, Crane and Cunningham constltnt log the committee. Tbo meeting tires, ad Jouraed. Sons or Michigan. Hon. John F. n-t-a gave hi lecture, oa "Oat West, aad tbe People of California and Utah " list eve ning, before the .Michigan Society, at the lecture room of the Congregational church. Oa account or the Inclemency of the weather but few person were present at the hour appelated, and It wae proposed to adjourn to some future time; but after weltl; A..M. It .. Jt IL.I ..a..-. mit inn a na .uuuu .Uat. at r-wpOClMOIQ nUffl ber had assembled, and th desire betig generally expressed that he should proceed, be wa Introduced by tho presldont of the society. Mr. Drlggegav, Inavoryllaant and In teresting manner, aa aeceont of hi trip over the Pacino railroad It grade, scenery, elevations, time of running, which ho sold wa very exact, spoke or tbo deceptive ap pearance or the distant point from the highest elevations, instancing Pike's Peak, which could be seen from some points for 150 mile. At on point he estimated tt distance to another across a wide, valley at 15 mile, supposing he had rondo a good e. tlmate. but was greatly surprised to loam that It was, In fact, 43 mile. For 500 mile through on section of th road yoa see nothing bat age brush. H gave a description of the snow sheds. He Bused throtte-h thM. mm fnwn.n. Ia length, and described them a very strongly built to resist great pressure. He gave a fine description of the bev f fi.n Francisco, aad the sea lions, which are louua in .no raciac. ana tneir Habits, Ac. He cave an account of hi vlalt tn th Chinamen, retatlog some of their peculiar. ties and Important and carious reflections relative to tblt strange doodIo. At Halt ika City he saw Brlgham Young and a doxen of uia wiToa. ana as mentioned unnna int-. eating Incident connected with tbe Mormon aaDiieana .uat visuea laaineairet it vaa equal, If not superior, to any he had ever ena. He tagirested various reflections and nar. rated many Incident which w have not pace to mention bat altogether it was an Interesting account, aod at it close was re- sponaea ioey amnaatmoa vow or thicks from the audience, among which were ssv rral member of Congress and ether Intelli gent, citlcens. It wo announced at the close that at tho neit monthly meeting oa tbe first Tnesday in March ensuing, tbe annual election of ofllcers of the Society would take place. Sevektu Ward Iaisa Republic.!! Club. A meeting of the Irish Republicans of the Seventh ward wae held last evening at Da laney' Uall for the purpose cf effecting a permanent organisation, Mr. Rtchard Col- v... Hal alahj.tak.1 nfill.iW.hi .. ...I.t . aauHU - NO.WI lu.lliuiu, UU V IJl-tlDtMl tbe object of the meeting. The Sixth ward bad recently established an Irish Republican club, which waslna flourishing condition, and he hoped tbe Irishmen of tbe Seventh ward would not be backward la organizing and aniline themselves with the elnb nm. posea. Mr. T F Mannlnc wa chosen eecrctarv. On motion of Mr. Carraber. tho oresant were requested to come forward aod append tbelr names to tbe roll of the cleb, and twenty person signified their wllUngnea to ha-Ami matmtiAra. Oa motion a committee of Are wa ap- pointed to draft a constitution aad by-law for the rovernment of tbe clob. and Messra. Carraber, Neenan, Brady. Bheely and Barn were designated, and, on motion, the chairman, Mr. Coleman, wa added o tbe committee. Tb secretary wa authorized to give duo notice la the newspaper of the next meet ing, when permanent officer of the club will be elected. Adjourned. Case or Small-Pox. A man named Ed ward Casey, residing at tbo corner of First street east and K street north, was found oo Thursday to be afflicted with sraall-poi. On iDqulry It wa ascertained that the suf ferer Is from North Carolina, and haa only beea In tbe city two week, and that he had contracted the disease before arriving here. lie was coareyed to tbo small-pox hospital at tbe Washington asylum. Fjhe Yr. i tie dat. An alarm or Are wae tarocd la about 11 o'clock yesterday, caused by the discovery of a Are la the npper etory of the house occupied by Mr. Cautwell, at tho corner of Third and North B streets. The department promptly responded, bat did not go into service, a the flames were extinguished before their arrival. Pll-nniT Put n.. v t w-.ii.t- ..,.v..,u v.uaa. J.UT M. It JU.lUi.VIT, Bolivar. Tenn., lias accepted a call extended to him by the Sixth Presbyterian church of this city, aod ha Informed the session that be design to commence hi ministerial lauor wita mem oa tne jst or April. aTats fbou DihtI tbsreany hair color lBgproparatlon.eltherbero or In Europe, that resembles phalon VltalU, or Salvation for tbeUalrT Notoao. It I a clear fluid that flow from tho bottle doe not stala tbe skin, aad produces none but natural shades of color, it has no sediment. 8old by all druggists and fancy goods driers. fel4cot MuatosABT AvsTivsasART. -We Invite attention to out advertUlng column to th mlislonary anniversary at Wesley chapel, to-morrow. It Promise to be an I uteres tin r- oc cation. - j fnuvipitiir rvtpoesieie rer iheaciu "00 to remove the capital, bj whloiireal -ilsrsiarihe eity has ta'dureeiated i m tlaa of butldlers bss been prevents to the anoaal et more than two millions or dmi.r. thus reiKlerlaa brisk, atn-.. Tit MlnxiT Horjii Qomtos. Teslw. day afternoon, la purs a once of on lntll&tlon extended bf Sidney Mc Far land, clerk, aad a number of person doing bo slates la the Centre market, member of tho Board of Aldermen and Common Council, and the commttstooera, headed by Mayor Bowen, assembled la the hall over the clerk' office, the object belog to laipecl the present coo drUonortheroAtket. and hear eipresslons oroplnloaroUllvato. the erection of a new market-hous. Among (hose present wero a number of well-known cltlxeos, and after all habda; partaking of it well-selected and bountiful collation, the cloth was removed, and Mayor Bowed requested to eair the meeting together. Mr. llowtn said ha had already expressed We t lew, la regard to the question lo a bill which ho wa id a Inly InitramtnUl In draw lag np, aod ho would Ilka to hear tbe eg presslon of tbote present, whether they favored tha corvoratlon bulldlne anr. v.n. trolllog tbe market, or tbat It should go Into tue nana oi a private company. .Mr. A. G. Rid Ji said he had not given the iabject.bat attention doe It, but there wa bo doubt In hi mind but tbat the cor poration should control It market!. Next to the corporate authorities, however, those who deal with tbe people In tbe raarket should be tho controlling element, for the Interest of buyer and teller ta not opposition, and therefore outside tbe corporation those ensnared In aelllnr Should harn Iba inr.!-M. Hug power. " ' Mr. GIdeoa L. Walker said there wa no doubt of the right of the city to tbo ground upon which the present raarket stands, for the city of Washington took possession or the gTcrand when It was a mere marsh, and fbryear it Wa called "Marsh Market." lolpOS, he said, the city, Of Washington p pfopriaied tS,OuO to Improve tho ground for markat rarposas, which wai before Congress bad beea removed to tfiU District. Ho al lured the meeting that the corporation: bai held possession or the ground for seventy years, and that It originally belonged to one Patrick Barn, and never to a faraii nf Toungs. Eignth clreet, according to the original dap, was never laid oat beyond tbe south aide of Feoosyvapta avenue, and hi did not think Congress had authority to compel tho corporation of Wasblnrton. a Taw Inc4, to remove what was denominated "aa ?m.rucuon vo cignta eiroei." too ground 1 WOrth at least AA mllHnn ftff..Tara In. day, and he favored, the corporation going at once to work and build a market. wun amiable nana, stores, Ac. He believed that If the Councils should ask Comr-m -Wi the aathorltv ta Issue bond tn th immur oi i,uw,wu ror maraet-Doase purposes, It --. -.-t -- --.--. - -" - tuui ua granioa. ine ponas woaia be take a at once br the neonle. and an iaad tbe market aad necessary building are erected, the Investment would' prove the best paying one that 'conld possibly be Imagined. Mr. F. Crowley then offered the following! Raolvti. That the aorporatloa build a mar ket, aad ifaat th Mayor be requested to draw np a bill asking aatborltr froa V-. -ess to issue bond to the amouot of ai.OM.eoo, bated upon Ibe revenue to be derived from said msrkst. The resolution wa adopted without a dis senting voice, and the party separated to stroll through the raarket and Inspect Its present condition and the necessary Im provement bow going oo. After some time spent la the examination the clerk, Sidney McFar'and, wa compli mented on hi endeavor to provide for tbe comfort or buyer am) aallera. and also for hi admirable market regulations. Fioat Wi-an liircrBUCi.. A meeting of tbe committee appointed bv the First Ward Republican Club and the ini-tnelh. to take late consideration the propriety of uniting tbftwoclabs, wa held at Sloven dcduui-udom oa inursaav Digat, Mr.Joan fl.wwa.au ius lUaiir. aWT. v A. OtOWart, of the First Ward Republican Club, ub- uia.cu u juiauwiag proposiuonst l. TO ii.-u.uu.Ba eoiui aoaoooa taeir name) 3. The president of tbe said club shall resign, and all tho officer connected with Iti 8. They must abandon their constitution, which abridge th freedom of speech to Republicans who aro not willing to become member of tho orranlzatlon. and enforraa a ten-cent subscription, lo order to become a members 4. The First Ward Republican Club shall require It president aod all of It officer to resign) S. The executive commit tee or tba Firt Ward Republlcau Club, holding over from last year, shall call a mass meeting of tbe Republican or tbo ward for tho purpose of organizing a ward Club for the ensuing Cavmnal tigai 0. None of the gentlemen whose name have been men tioned In connection with the presidency of either of the elabs shall be broaghl forward aa candidate for that position in the meet ing proposed t T. Tbat eaeh dab do pledge themselves to abide tbe decision of tho meet ing proposed. On motion, the propositions were rejected. Mr. Johnson ubmitled tho following preamble and resolution t Whereas having failed to acre upon artl 1a of eooaoUdslloD tor harmonlilDr th It vlaelbtes aod 1 irst Ward 01 ub Ktitiwd, That having on objeet la view. U sussssa of the llepubllasa psrtr.we do hereby ptedce ouraslvt s to the support of Ue rt tular do Blasts ot the psrly. After a short debate, and without tabi-ir a rote on tbe resolutions, the me-tlnc .rf. Joaroed. OOVItMHSNT Aid foh THS Pon T. terday morning Messrs. Solomons, Hart and Browne, and Mrs. Kdson, a committee repre senting the Washington Association for the .iuiru-iiu;u. oi .00 VOnaillOU 01 I DO JTOOr, called upon Capt. Drldgee for tbe purpoee or consulting wllb him a to tbe future work of .M-i auciny in relieving me poor. Tbe Cap ut q wis bed the society to continue their work a heretofore the visitors golog among the poor, reporting destitute case to the di rector of the several wards, and, with their approval, make requisition on Cant. Bridge for relief. It 1 understood that three distributing depot will be established , one on Sixteenth street west, near K north, one at the building now used by tbe society! In -Tadlolery square, corner of Fifth and v streets, and the third on Four-and-a-half -rccv. nearMaryianaarenuc. uspClindge dated tbat sli hundred blanket would be turned over to him for distribution among the needy. Thero wa an entire nnanlmliy aod harmony of opinion between tho com mlttee and ibV officer designated to die-trihnuthsporerp-nonuld. For the further perfection or ptab a special meeting of tbe board of director 1 called for tbl evening, and It 1 hoped tbat there will be a fall at tendance. ....,..... Buddie Dram I. Oa Thursday evening Mr. M. V. Bcott, widow or the late Colonel Qeortre E. Scott, left herd&ak t tha ,. letter office of th Pot Office Department In apparent good health, and took her dloner a usual at tbe rosldence of Mr. James A. O. r. unrnsiae, no vuo xnirteentn street. A friend calling some time after, a servant went to her room to call her. and she rnni!,' sue would bo down In a few minutes. As sne aia not come aown ner room was visited stain.' and she was found tntilnr In . ph. with her face odoo tho bed and dead. Mfuit. cal men were su unnoted, who expressed theoplnlew that she) died from dUcaae of '" fl On W1naBiaw IT Tnt.n TT TTAn.i. . Old and much-res nected eltlaan. anrlrljin. ly stricken with parallels while lu tbe lodge uviu u vuiiiuiui wunij.cr swyai Area Masons, of which he la a member. Uadirni asslsuaee wa at once procured, aad he wa cdotcjou q dm noma wnsre no aiea yester day at 10 o'clock. Mr. Ii. wa about eighty isaraof ago, aad has been employed lath resury Department for a number of years. TUIUOTUBI Of MISS Jennie Cnlllna wa. postponed last night owing to tho severity of .u KM.U'', uh, i win u aeurcrea to-nigut at Odd-Fellow' Uall, Seventh street. It 1 hoped that the weather to-night may prove favorable, and that thl talented lady may be rewarded with a good aod enthusiastic aidlence. Dr. Both to, pastor of tbe Contral Con gregatlonal chareh, oa Nlath etreet, oppo site tbe Patent Office, will preach to-morrow morning and evening. The subject of tbo morn log discourse villi be tbe ''womanques tlon." MiuBS.PniH' ABolouoss, at their well kaowa establishment, No. B'J3 Pennsylvania arenne, between Ninth and Tenth streets, have Jast received aa Invoice of new books, embracing all the novelties In tb standard current literature. John A. Dak art, at hi agricultural and eed warehouse, Louisiana avenue, between Ninth and Tenth street a large lo t of gar den seeds i a1o, a complete stock, at low price, of gardening Implement. A bpicial Wirrrao of the Washington Association ror the Improvement or the Con dition or the Poor will be held this after noon at the office of tb general agent, cor ner of Fifth aod E streets N. W. Tm FiBTOit of the Ninth street Methodist Protestant chareh. between E and F. will f reach to morrow at 11 a. m , by request of bo Grand Division of the Sous of Tern peraace. The public aro Invited. Beat free. Oix IUll Cloth mo and UncttiMT Tai lorimo, (,;" Seventh street, opposite Post Office. Q CouAruKiAKDOaio OiHAL Covrixr "MiiTncdt)rThiSTOCKUofarjiis-RroHT oi Tut Fftuininf-CtfABGU ofrMitusi or TdaFprtDS, Ac Tbe stockholder of the Chesapeake aod Ohio Canal Company met at Aaoapoll en Thursday, tn tbo Adjutant Genera, 0fl.ee, Inthd Sta'te Capitol, with closed door, ami lnteriVi- ftuwU In thai Chair. The Board of Public Work, com' iyevu oi .ao uorernor oi tne oiaie.ta Btaie Trea Barer and Comptroller, did not meet a a board, but were present at the stockhold ers' meeting. The federal stock, It 1 no ucrsraoa, wa not separately represented. General BrodlevT.Johnann and Mr. J. P. Poo were preent, representing the Virginia Interest, aod exMavor Herret, of tW city, to rcpreaept tho Waahrogtoa and George mnujumiwu. Among omcr aisopreaeot wero Meesn. W. W. Corcoran, as a private .A.uuiucr, noa iieuion roe, one ot tne 4 rtiMAra. ' Thereporio J,n. Oordod, president of the company,, was road and adopted u a. ua ici'iict. w taarcsoiuiton or tbe board Of the 10th orJaiqryiat, caltlog for the "proceedtngi of the bbard of prtrdeBl and director' relative to tha appropriation by them tfJ.De riet toll aad reveaue td too payment of the preferred debt of the com pany, for a statement or the amount paid br them under inch proceedlogt and lao their reason for declining" to paj oat each bet toll aod revenue. lie eabmtu' a large number of paper la reference td Itaetnalter, aid savs It Was the desire of lha bn-iM tn resume at tbe earliest moment the daymen t vi toe. merest upon ub oonaea acof, wnicn had for tnaot rear boca I offered ' ta 'iccu- raulate. They fooad themselves ember. rmseea, uoweverj ia tnis'aenre oy contra versle among the bondholders touching the prtoritle ot the bonds by a hill of coco plaint tiled la one of tbe court of, Betllmoradty by the State of Virginia, which made tt lm- j-j-)-.iuio -or inem looroer any aistnoniioq which Wa entlrat eatlafact'.p Ia Ut. body Until the meeting or the board In De cembef last, when ah agree went wa laid before them, which furnished whaf waabe- nerca to oe a oasi or oiatnrtntion'. atai-ntAii to by all tbe principal boidhbtdrrs who had taken rart In tbecootroversy, Recognising tbe equity and equality or the mode of die' iribntlati tirovlded for bvthls ifrrpmtni. and It falng considered highly deal ruble that- u iuv,vuu men ia sag oompsoys posse loo should be distributed without deity, tbe resolution of tbeWh of December, 1859, were passed. In tbe meaatlme Mn Jobn 8. Glltlnr and tha ChMaTtHaWA ItanlrA-rtiitari for and obtained from tbe Circuit Court of uaiumoTO city an injunction to prevent the farther payment of the money appropriated by the resolution of Ihq board, upon th al leged ground tbat such appropriation Va nov In strict conformity with the legal abd Mailable mlerlUaa nf th (vmilC.M.H undsr these clroumslaocea the company em ployed couneel. If cesrs. Marshall aad Carter, and hare acted slnee by the advice contained In their opinion. A report wa announced, making1 grave chargea Implicating Hon. Alfred Spates, the former President of tho canal company, now a Bute Senator from Allegany coauty, which will probably lead to replication and pro ceedlngs In other quarter. It seems that la December, 1869, the committee on accounts of the caoat company, consisting of Messrs. J. fit Gordon. Of AUeraitT. N.T..n Pw nf Baltimore, Wm.Thompeon of It . of Mont- ir n mi ft. anrt Tl. R. m.- a T-aJtaAi a.k. " I...V'" 5. ".r: a:'". '-.."' """ u.i..cu i. rrn to iiie ooara oi nirecior te fleeting upon the previous management of the canal; Id fact, charging a misuse of faad to, considerable amount. Thta r port was yesterday submitted by the board of director to tbe etockbolders meeting, nd lay over mi April 13th. The report bear date Annapolis, December 13,1809. ico commi'.iee conauctea taeir investiga tion la Cumberland, bnt they say Mr. Spate refuted to meet them or countenance their proceedings. The first charge 1 la connection with about f 800, alleged to have been fumUhed Spate br Isaae It. Man, superintendent ofthe Georgetown dlvitloo, upon tbe request of Spates, to purchase an Ice-breaker, aad for which sum it Is alleged Spate forwarded a receipt dated Camber land. December 8, 1S67, signed by Thomas Sheridan, " for building. Ironing, aad paint- lag one Ice-breaker for the Georgetown divi sion." Thl receipt, It li alleged. Bberldan repudiate and pronounces "a lubrication" The committee say tholco-breaker which wasthu attributed ta Mr. Sheridan bad been ballt by the superintendent of tho Cum berland division and tmld tar bv that .irtM and the payment allowed to him In bis ae counts." Tney aaa mat tne enect or tbe transaction was to cease the company to pay twice for the same Ice-breaker. Another Item la controversy 1 1550 out of an amount of 11,483 83. for work don and ordinary expense In November, 1807, on the Anil tam division of John Shay, and 11,000 for a scow, lumber, and paddle frames, expended at Cumberland. Other smalt mm are mentioned, la which, ranging Trota two hun dred to two or three thonsand dollars, and tbe Item are specified In several case. One case 1 cited In which the committee say that "a question being raised whether Mr. George W. Spates or hli namesake, tbo itosU dent, bad received the money represented by two recetDte. It became lnnnrtint tA . tain by whose agency they were fabricated. The report addsi It wa found upon exami nation or them that they were la tbe hand writing of a young man of excellent char acter, and an expert penman, employed In the office of the clerk of Allegany county a a recorder. Two of tout mmmitiM sought an Interview with him, and exhibited to him the receipts. Informing him at the tam time of tbe fraudulent purpoee tbv bad been made to serve. He at emr mit ted that they were la his handwriting, and stated without any reserve his whole agency la tbelr preparation, fie bad copied them at the request of Mr. Alfred Spate upon tbe printed billheads of II. P. Luker A Co., famished to him by Mr. Alfred Spates. The body of tho bill and the kfgnatnre were all copied by him at the same time from a manuscript furnished by Mr. Alfred Spate. A number of other o-called Mfabrlcated" vouchers are instanced for sum of $100 to 1300, in connection with purlou Toucher aid to have come from division inperiatea dents Man, Shay and Thomas, though the report add that It 1 dno to these gentlemen to say that nothing ha occurred In tb course of this lavcetrgatloo to call lo qnes tlon their Integrity aud good faith la tbe Iran sat tlon referred. Tbere are chargea la counectlon with 110,000 In March, J8M, for condemnation of land In Cumberland for basin. Bevrral other operation are men ttoned, and tho report conclude with a dec laratlon from the committee a follow) -'Although yonr committee, from the direct and positive character of the evidence open which tbe statement of the report resi, would bo warranted la proceeding, wltbou farther delay, to teko dtclded and pcremp. tory tep to report tbe violated right of tbo company, yet. a Mr. Spate ha. In a com. mDalcetlon to tbe president and directors, desired that be may be furnished withe! copy of their report, and a your committee wonld heartily welcome any explanation which would remove and palliate the pain ful Impression which these transaction have made upon their mind, they recommend that a copy of thl report bo furnished to Mr. Spate, and that he be Inform- that tbe board will proceed to act upon It at tbelr next monthly meeting, oa Wednesday, 12th January next, at Aod polls, Md. Tbe Baltimore 6t, from which we take those detail, tayai We ar In possession of a full copy of the report of tho committee of the canal board In reference to Mr. Spates, as above referred to, aad also of a dispatch from that gentleman asserting that the re port Is made In malice, and tbat bo can show It to be io. Oo motion or Colonel Barrel, of Wash log ton, D. C, a resolution wa adopted request ing tbe board or directors to faod all tho overdue coupon upon the preferred debt of the company. Those coupons, It 1 under stood, amount to about two million of dol lars. Tbe meeting was In session for over two hoars, and finally adjourned till April 12th. The eleotloo for president aod dire-, tors of tbe company will take place lo Jane, and 1 looked forward to with cobs Id era hie Interest, A resolution adopted by the presl dent aod directors, February lltb, that ontll otherwise ordered tbe tolls oa coal and coVe transported on the canal be at the rate of one quarter of a cent per ton per mile, yes terday received tbe sanctlou of the stock, bolder. Btareotyplng aad Kleotrotyplng A f CM UAT A WAYNE, NUresl-nsrsssd F.lertrotypra, 97$ PeirTLTAiriA AviirvB. pSdWMI L1118' ?-na". mital yonyi rnTtt .on.taa.lr nm h.ai T,n T"-WSWJ!!,1t'01'1--' or t"? PWTmoT Si& 'im nu " "e CuiIIm JprlaiU.irrani-lB I, Hath. Hill. XV lfHtti Joihaa Balk, Morrl 1 JoasaUtltail.da'aadaaU. i Tba obUct nr thla 101118 lonavealrnitsa P- polU4 to Mil IKt wsit kalf l lot H. II. In Mit.r 4. naiar lha will o( Jasob H4!r Jf,f . ui iniiio oi iaa plain mbivk ", ""i'.ai attornar. Ills or4ara4tbal .'1'' ,", U.Ir sppsarassa U ba aaUrt4 hsrala ni ny bafora Us irst rata oar. ocaorilne ftf-iT dsr- nt-jr tkla day. otbsrwU Iba fans will bs prvccs44 wltb aa fa cm or d-iaalt. LOCAL NOTICES. Orncut, bitorti prota lhat IToITa Malt Extract baa ebown an localcnlabla In. flaaoce on lbs condition of tha alck aoldlarl dnrlog tba lata European vara. Tbla fact, In coajonctlon with tbe encomtoma of onr flrat pbralclani, many of wbom bare eltber niedlt In tbelr oirn ramlllea, or preacrlbed It for Ibelr pallenta, wllb the moat happj rnnlu, apeaka ao well for HolTa Malt Ex tract, tbat farther pralae on onr part wonld be aaperfluone. Sold by all dragglali and rrocera. feH-eo3t Toa WaamiiTO!i Oitt Sitiiob Bina. foroer Barealh atnet and Lool.laa. arenne, le opea from tin to TM erery Batnrday ere' nine. In addition to Ha reanlar banklnE touri. It paya lnUr.it on dcpoalu. 8 llOTKia AND BR3TAmtAfVlB." UNITED STATES HOTEL renaalrania .trenne, .r th. Cjll.l. JXA.TX29 ninDtloBiii R.ain. ... fc. ta, r.i.u tmm Tf..afti ir??f !!?.' ir.-l." u ..r rHMi Tk. , , ,A..-ll.l..prl-l.r, t.U.e..(lbl'r.in.l.t..llt.aa.aaanirl.la .uAar.Tmv,",,'"""J;ii; ST. CLOUD HOTEL, COR. NINTH AND FSTS, PMsli tha Pau atnM a4 M.o.l. T".-l-. rfrMrth Oaaaral Test OitaLt- Talb'nUait1la1o. tt-ll Saptni4)a., aa ia Balilmf aa4 DkleXaUroal anal, mi Lha iri- r , . , nitM.(. A. rofXABl, '..rlL. rturriirsM. a - WII.l.AKD, EBBITT HOUSE, WASEIIQTO, D. C. Jall-Bl. yriaUAn uijue. &EST, AUHAWT iflD DlltlWO-IlOOM, Colr2iL1L,Jl " ' str-wta, pwlt'aUil 0f. JTBTl'rt. ft, arary itrl Jao Ui r's -!- trat-aLaUKKIIIlkuVfa-sy. Hl.U., da '. al.brat-4XJr.aa4 XXX At-f OM OHaOaUt: MEALS FURNISHED TO UENTIaHXEM at aar lima, from 9 a. ra. ealll 11 p. am. l.tf Interior Adornments. tsr HOWS THIS js tr1TATOT-r-iT nnrTm ttfriri-n caiwiuii, vuw.aa oauaa, 0FssslvseU vai fct. sta aadisusts. 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PR A TT J- BOS, No. 3 Young lltn'i Chrittian Jtntia. lion Building, comer Ninth and D ttrett, and inturt in their gtod, prompt. pnywiy Companitt, the HOUH of New York, tht PUCSNIX of Hartford, th, rONEUKS and JfBW YORK, and theFIREUB.N-SqfNtu Tori, Don't delay. Doit NOW. Ati-U Coffee, T.u and Bnov'- MinandYeddoToaStoro, 3STO. -ka.u NlutU atrcct, between D and E. TEAS! TEAS!! THAN! ClaatDavrdar "I? 1:15 iiMNrlal j- i t.'A J a MB, um colored.). .. , XMf Ooloua; ..,, ljs rara Sptaaa, wkela r trta4 pot tfr-MM.t. Jvt Vrta. Lsfsarrs i Rio trataor roaaUd. Ooffaa rtuU. fraab a-arr 4av aa a.A.aiJ I. Alao. lars stock ef Breakfast CoOa fair HO csstspcrpvasd. H. A. OLCOTT & CO., fc If 431 W InUb t.,tet. D and E. Coafoctlonory. QHArritLI'- FRKMCll GVBFBC- KJ IlonLHIi 1339 PISS8TLVAHIA AVI3U8. Bsttf ssa TwslXtk a4 Thtrtssalk llrtals. W1HTTVII. WttnittMna invpiai mma. TluMtf, DfkBKIt. As .As . faralsbak al skort fevtiNaatuodaratn wrmt, rirai-eltvaa WalUrt, bsadHios tabu cratm at., itirar wars. 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