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WASHINGTON. D. C, SATUKDAY MOKNINGr, JANUARY 9, 1875.
NO. 39. VOL. XV. LOUISIANA COOLINGr OFF. m THE COVXTRY DEJuZOVItATS STILL E eeer fes cxxa. .CHARACTERISTIC DISPATCH FROM GEN ERAL SI'EniDAN-HIS REPORT OF DE TAILS O.Jl THE WAY-FANEUIL HALL AND COOPEB INSTITUTE JUST WAKINO jr-uojjKons of vicksborg-foreibn AND ? MISCELLANEOUS NEWS. The Associated Press sends 09 a lose letter Ircm oae Henry O. Dibble, (whoever tht Is.) ad dressed to Hon. Charles Foster, In which he eon- j lesae mat ne cas neen a nnn ana consistent supporter of the Kellogg government since 1872, hot that now, seeing things from a dlflcrent standpoint, he wishes to hare the committee look upon all the transactions of the Kellogg rrottne as revolutionary and of no account. He docs not confess to any other inducement for Ills change except a fresh gush of patriotism and the i forlorn state of affairs. He does not tell what In spired the gssh whether It was intimidation or the seductive wooings oi the White League. Under theEe circumstances, we do not consider his evidence of a column worth that space in this journal. " The dispatch ceneludcs: "Dibble's manifesto. I It is understood, foreshadows the programme of .Louisiana Republicans for the reconstruction of the State. Prominent partisans hare been en gaged for some days preparing a bill for Con gress, providing a provisional government for Louisiana under military rule. Congressman Wcrey left for Washington this afternoon and will, it is stated, introduce the bill at once." The telegraph also brings to us at 3 a. m. an other column or two of a memorial of Mr. Wilts and sixty-two or his adherents to Congress, de tailing the proceedings of the 4th as they hare already appeared in these columns. Their re publication Is unnecessary. The following tele pram from General Sheridan tells the whole etorj: GEKERAL SHERIDAN'S REFORT COMIXO. New Orleabs, Jan. 8. The following dis patches published here: New Orleans. Jan. 8. To IT. ir. Btlknan. Secrelarv of War. Washina. Ion, D. C. 1 snail send you this evening a report or anairs as they actually occurred here on the 4th Instant. Sly telegram to ycu of that date and those of the Sin and Cth Inst., are so truthful of the condition ofaflairs in this section, and strike soneartho water-line, that the ministers of the Gospel and others are appealed to keep the ship from slnk Irg. Human life has been held too cheaply In this State for many years. P. H. SnERlDAX, Lieutenant General. MISSISSIPPI. THE YICK8BCRO IBVESTIOATIOS. VicKsnuBo. Jan. 8. The committee of Investi gation to-day examined a large number of wit nesses and developed the killing of four colored men not heretofore reported. Ike Mosely, living near Haines Bluff, testified that a few nights alter the fight Wm. Vauzhan was shot at a funeral sear there,- that Joe. Cook, Governor Sheperd rand Emanuel Tabcr, all colored, and neighbors of his, were taken from their homes by a party of whites, among whom were Captain Alex. Holman and Eeade, and were taken to near Mrs. Fox's and killed. Cook and Taber In addition to being (hot BAD THEIR TIIEOATS CUT AKD THEIR EARS CUT OFF. The bodies lay on the road several days be fore they were burled, their Iriends being afraid to bury them. He (witness) owed his escape to the fact that he hid In Vaughn's grave. This witness described the reign of terror among ,tho .blacks In that vicinity and stated be had Ielt there and K-ne to Louisiana, leaving everything behind, and that Captain John Hogan advised him to keep out of the way. DISTRICT ATTORNEY LEA was then examined at great length In regard to the defalcations of various county officers already reported, all of which he established by produc ing the Indictments. He did not think under ex isting circumstances they could be punished. Crosby's oond as tax collector was produced, and what was supposed to be the bond of the sheriff was another bond as tax collector, wiih no amount specified In the bond, the discovery of which created a sensation. INDIANA. MESSAGE OP GOV. HEBDRICKS. Isdiasapolis, Jan. 8. Gov. Hendricks deliv ered his message to the Legislature to-day In Joint convention. The message is long and de Toted chiefly to State affairs. The Governor closes his message as follows : "I had Intended to restrict this communication to subjects that are of special Interest to the State of Indiana, and bad written all I Intended to say when it became known to the country that m tree representative government had been broken down in the State of Louisiana by mili tary violence. It Is a fundamental right and essential to free Institutions that a Legislative body shall be the judge or the qualifications, elec tions and returns or lis own members. "It Is declared In the Constitution of tbe United States and in the constitution of Louis iana: it is exclusive, and no power, not even tbe judiciary, can lnterlere with or question It. It Is a prerogative of the Sta'e, because without It no free State can exist. Without any pretext or domestic violence that right has been taken away from the popular branch of the Legislature or Louisiana, and members recognized by that body bare been driven from the ball by armed soldiers under the command of United States military officers and others not recognized by that body as members hare been seated as such. "Tbe cause of tbe House or Representatives of Louisiana and of Its constituency Is your cause, -and will be the cause of the DeoDle vou reDre- a cent. So long as constitutional and Independent legislation suaii dc toe cnoice neia dv tnem as a right, shall tbe privilege of the people to make their own State laws by their chosen representa tives rest upon the right, or only upon permls-ln? The voice of the people should be so expressed as to restore that rUht I ask you to protest against and denounce the usurpation as a crime to be detested, and not a precedent to be re spected." MASSA CII USETTS. PAMTKIL HALL PREPAItlSO TO rnOTEST. Bostob, Jan. 8. The Journal this alternoon cays steps are being taken in Fanuell Hall to protest against any Interference In the organiza tion of the Louisiana Legislature. The feeling is very strong not only among those who are oppo nents or the Administration but with those nbo are counted as among Its supporters. TBE BOOSAO TrXMEL. Boston. Jan. 8. Tbe Hoosac tunnel corpora tors made tSelr report to tbe Legislature to-day. They give reasons in favor of a connection with the Albany and Susquehanna railroad and through It with the Erie and Pennsylvania rail road. They have little confidence of any great advantage from the connections with the road to Oswego, but believe that very great advantages may be gained by an extension of the Schenectady. NEW HAMPSHIRE. DEMOCRATIC SOJIIBATIOiS FOE COSORESS. Concord, Jan. 8. Hon. Frank Jones, of Ports mouth, has been nominated for Congress In tba First, and Hon. S. N. Bell, of Manchester, in the Second district or New Hampshire, to-day. The conventions were harmonious, and each adopted resolutions denouncing the interference of the Federal Government In the civil anairs or Louis iana. A CLERGYMAN CHANGES BASE. Little Bock, Jan. 8. Bev. T. J. Leak, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in this city, woo signed the card forwarded last night deny ing the statements or Gen. Sheridan as to the banditti of this Suite, will publish a cud in the morning stating that he signed that card under misapprehension, and adds that upon reliable and considerable evidence since received, he Is satisfied the statements of that paper are not true. THE ALABAMA COMMITTEE. Mcvtoc-meby, Ala., Jan. 8. Messrs. Luttrell, Coburn and Cannon were In Eufaula yesterday. They examined many witnesses as to the alleged intimidation, riot, &c on last election day. Also, one Bepubllcan as to tbe State debt, whose stato ment in writing wis received by the committer. 'Another Republican witness filed a long docu ment as to tbe relative voting strength of the , two parties, and charging that the Democrats polled illegal votes. The committee reached here this morning, but left Immediately for Washington, acd will reach that city Saturday morning. The Savannah and Memphis railroad has re turned to the State the bonds Indorsed by the State to the amount or 11,000,000, and took In lieu thereof straight bonds for one fourth that amount. SHIP CAPSIZED. Baltimore, Jan. t The ship Grey Eagle ccrned by Thomas Whitcrldge & Co., of this city, .capsized and sunk this saorningnt Chase's wbarf, foot of Caroline street, while being towed aeross lbeHp to tbe opposite dock. Tbe tug Vigilant was.earrled nnder by the ship, and now lies under lier. Tfce top span of the skip were carried away. It Jiti dajsaagewill probably amount to several thousand dollars, no lives lost. BRIEF TELEGRAMS. "Katie King" has confessed in an autobiography printed in tba Philadelphia Inquirer of tc-day, confirmed by affidavits, the imposttra o "which she h(l bees guilty. The Democrat or Philadelphia celebrated the anniversary oi the battle of New Orleans lift "got acfl oCBSBOcea toe .-, t . NEWS FROM OTHER LANDS. GERMANY. ETTOBTS TO ATTRACT COIH TO EUROPE. Losdoh, Jan. , S a. m. A special to the Standard from Berlin says: The Bank Commis sion hare passed a resolution that the Imperial Bank buy gold Ingots at 1,332 marks SO pfennings per pound. In order to compete successfully with the American Government and attract gold to G ermany. This action la taken In view of the re sumption of specie payments In the United States. SPAIN. BAILIBQ OT TBI KISO. Lobdob, Jan. 8. King Alfonso sailed from Marseilles on 1 rid ay morning for Barcelona. ACCESSIONS TO ALTOSSO'S rARTT. The Timet' special from Madrid announces that Gen. Cohrera has sent In his adhesion to King Alfonso. ritOBABLE MISISTERS. The Marqnls de Mollns, the new Minister or Marine, will probably go to Paris; Rlvas to Borne, and Quesada to London as ambassadors. FRANCE. rRESIDEBT MACMAHOS'S POL1CT. Losdob, Jan. 8. The rimes' special dispatch from Paris says: "President MacMahon has de cided to summon Wm. Dulau, and La Bonlaye, Baron De Lacy and the Marquis De Castellane, to a consultation upon the subject of the forma tion of a new cabinet and agreement upon a pro gramme of policy. It Is certain that this at tempt to constitute a cabinet from Wednesday's majority In the Assembly will be fruitless, but it Is Indispensable to render the Marshal's situation clear In the eyes or the cation and proro the im possibility or any Government security by the support of the minority that can be depended upon. Marshal MacMahon will then be frco to choose a cabinet from those whose programme he can accept, and this cabinet will be charged with the conduct of the general election." A SEW MlMlSTPr. Paris, Jan. 8. It Is stated that a basis for a new ministry has been settled. Broglie de Cazes and Fourton will be the chief members. THE TOPE'S BEXEDICTIOX. The Pope, replying to the congratulation: or ex-Queen Isabella, or Spain, on Epiphany, sends his apostolic benediction for herself and her son, Alfonso, and prays God to grant the latter all happiness In the dtfflult task which he Is about to undertake. BEECIIER.TJLTON SUIT. STILL BUKTIBO A JURY. New York, Jan. 8. There was as large an at tendance or people In the corridors ot the Brook lyn court this morning as on the previous days, and It required rigorous efforts on the part of tbo police to preserve a passageway lor the jurors through the throng to tbe doors leading to the court-room. About an hour bcrore the doors were thrown open the crowd which had assem bled vented their impatience in shouting, cheer ing, and other ways, expressive ol disapproba tion. Theodore Tllton occupied a prominent place In front of the court-room. When the court opened. Judge Wilson, addressing tho counsel, asked them what was their farther pleasure. ANOTHER JUROR CHALLENGED. Ex-Judge Morris peremptorily challenged Austin Packard, one or tho jurors In the box, and he was told to retire. A FCLL JURY AQAIB. Tho work of filling np the jury again pro ceeded. Michael Burns was then acceptea as a juror. Mr. Beach, of Tilton's counsel, said at that point he would not interpose any other chal lenge, but might do so before the jury were ac. cepted. BURKS SET ASIDE. The defence then excepted to Michael Burns, John F. Taylor was then sworn in. Israel Don ees, ono of the jurors In the box, was perempto rily challenged by the prostration, making the last peremptory challenge for them. Wm. F. J effrey, flour broker,was the next juror sworn. Defence then excused Mr. Westman, thus exhausting their two peremptory challenges. After consultation between the counsel on both sides, Mr. Evarts stated to the court that counsel had decided to excuse Messrs. Huckio and Blunt from serving as jurors. The work of obtaining two jurors was proceeded with, and Jno. Mcllann and Chester Carpenter, Sour merchants, were ac cepted. The court then administered the usual caution to tbe jury, and the case was adjourned until Monday, at 11 o'clock. Before separating, the jury were sworn to try the cause. KILLED HIS WIFE'S PARAMOUR. Cibci&xati, Jan. 8. Hatch McDanlels, a steamboat captain, was killed at Point Pleasant, W. Va., last Wednesday, by Wm. WeltzeL The latter had been absent, and on his return home learned that criminal Intimacy existed between McDanlels and his wife. Seizing his shot-gun he started to find McDanlels, who had just gone to the river to water his horses. Overtaking him Weitzel shot him In tbe leg, wounding him badly and causing his horse to throw him. Weitzel then walked to the wounded man, and placing the muzzle to his body delivered another barrel, containing eleven shot, killing him. Weitzel has been put In jail. EXECUTION OF A MURDERER. Richmond, Va., Jan. 8. Lewis Adams, col ored, was executed to-day at Pittsylvania Court House for the murder or another negro, named Bice Wilson, on the 27th or June last, tbo dis pute between them arising from a game of cards. Adams shot his antagonist with a gun. ITEMS FROM NEW YORK. The Erlo express due In New York at noon was wrecked by collision with a coal train. No body was hurt. In the United States Circuit Court to-day Cus tom House Inspector David P. Harris was round guilty or smuggling cigars and remanded lor sentence. Many signatures to tbe call lor the meeting at Cooper institute are being obtained at tbe several mercantile and maritime exchanges. Several thousand are expected to sign by next Monday. The steam-tug Speedwell, reported missing, bad on board thirty persons, and was engaged in some Government work connected with torpedo manufacturing. As she has not arrived at New port, where she was bound, it Is reared she has been lost with all on board. The Evening Pott prints an account of an earth quake shock being felt at Newark, Paterson and vicinity, last night. At tho latter place a flag man oa tbe Erie railway was so overcome by the shock that he fell upon the track and was crushed by the train he was engaged In flagging at tho time. A later telegram states that the supposed earthquake was tbe explosion at tbe works of tho Bendrock Powder Company or a barrel or Bend rock powder. The shock was felt nine miles dis tant. ANOTHER OF DANA'S LIES. A SPICY CARD FROM EX-CONSUL KILEY. Richmond, Va., Jan. 4, 187:. To the Editor ot the National Republican: Sir: In the New York Sun of the 24th of De cember last I discovered an article reflecting 03 myself which it Is proper I should notice, and for that purpose will you allow me a small space in your paper T The article reads thus: "In June last 110 emigrants were Induced by Zandee and McMahon, of New York, to emigrate to Vene zuela, S. A., and on their arrival, discovering the swindle practiced on them by Zandee h. McMa hon, they called on the United States consul at tbe port or Laguayra, whose name was Blley. When we told our story he began to talk about the loveliness or tho climate and refused to do anything ror our relief; and said his Juris'lletloa extended only to seamen and shipwrecked passen gers." This is a base lie, for which the editor of the New York Sun, Mr. Charles A. Dana, Is respon sible. I gave them money, more than 1 was able to give them, and assisted many or them In re turning to New York, as Jndge Busscll, our min ister at Caracas, knows. I should not notice this article, as it Is only ne cessary for Mr. Daaa to advocate a measure to secure its defeat, or denounce virtue to establish Its supremacy. He it a man whose rascality and cowardice make him afraid toenter Pennsylvania or enter the capital or the nation; and when a gentleman calls for him at his office to chastise Im for bis scurrilous articles by tbe application or a few stripes with the cowhide he runs to his kennel, like all other cowardly curs. W.G. KlLIT. THE TEXAS PACIFIC. (From the Louisville Conrlcr-JonrnaL At this date, when tbe loan of credit, simply, for the Texas PaciUe is asked, although business Is stagnant and the people are pinched for money, thedebt or the Government is steadily decreasing month by month. Now, as we bare said, such a measure may prove to be tbe lever which will more out or the path of progress and prosperity the difficulties which obstruct it; It may start into new life and activity tbe sow dormant onergles which quicken tba commerce and build up the wealth of a country. At any rate itls worthy of discussion, and entitled to a fair hearing. The South asks that it shall be considered, because she believes that it Involves salvation or ruin for ber. But as she Is about to commence her case as the recital or her distress and the prayer for Teller trembles on her lips and generous and Just men In. the North are bending forward to lJiUn to ber story, in prances a wild hero of the hustings, "fresh Irom the people," and determined to stay there, who. with a voice like Johnny Hook's at York town, when he bawled, "Beeflbeefl" shouts "Stop your ears; don't hear a word of all this: 'In the present financial condition of the country so aid zny.il to glTin anybody or anything." TEE LATE MORGAN L. SMITH. A EEMINISOENOE OF HIS LIFE FKOM GENERAL SHERMAN. General Sherman, writing to a friend from St. Louis, regarding the sudden death of Gen. Mor gan L. Smith, relates the following incident la his career: He was Colonel ofthe 8th Missouri at Cairo. Padncab, and other places, in 1881 and 1S82, and was with General Grant at Forts Henry and Dooelson. At Shllob, his regiment was In Lew Wallace's division. It did not share in the firs day's fight, April 6, bat reached the bittle-grouod about dark. The next morning we all advanced our line about a mile Wallace's division on the extreme right, next mine; next McClernand's, &.C., and closed on the enemy, a wooded ravine separating us. Then we paused for some hours, our skirmishers engaged in the ravine, and both parties using artillery across tbe ravine. I was sitting on my horse, wnen a strange colonel joined my croup, and alter some time Inquired or me what we were waiting ror. leaked him who he was. and he answered, CoIonelMorgan L. Smith, SlbMUionrl. lexplalnedto him that in the night General Buell had crossed tbe Tennessee with three divisions, and was advancing slowly and cautiously on th e general left, (we could hear his artillery to our leu rear,) and all we had to do was to patiently wait until they were abreast of us. when we could all adranco simultaneously. He explained to me the position ot his own regi ment, in the valley below, and raid there was a force In Iront of blm which he thought he ought to charge. I advised him to lay low, and perhaps they wonld feel forward for bun, when be could knock them to pieces. Ho left me, and In a short time I heard the firing or skirmishers, and very soon three or four full volleys, when silence en sued In that quarter. Smith soon reappeared, sat on his horse with his right leg across In front cf the pommel or the saddle and said it had oc curedjust as I bad said, and that he.had 'knocked them. His manner was so nndlslurbed, so per fectly cool, and be stemed to comprehend so well tbe whole situation that I was at once attracted to blm. Alter tbe battle, when we were rejolclng.I asked lor the regiment and General uraut as signed it to my division, and I gave him tbe com mand of a brigade. With the exception or a short period when he was absent, seriously wound ed by a ball in his hip, received at Chickasaw bayou, near Vleksburg, he served with me during therestof the war as a division commander, and I always esteemed htm as one of my best prac tical otneers. He was pcrlectly familiar with the drill from the company up to a division, and at Memphis In 1803 his was the model division of the army. In many battles In which we were alter ward engaged his force always bore a prominent Sart, and his p ersonal conduct always drew from leneral Grant and myself the highest praise." THE QENTENNIAL TEA PARTY. A HURRICANE IN A TEA-POT. .4n open letter to ilrt. Gilleeple. president of the TIYnirm'f National Exteuttte Committee of PhlU adtlphta: Madam: Your attention Is called to the fallow ing extract which appears In tbe Boilon Poif. TUB CESTEMtlAL TEA FAETV. A good deal of surprise Is expressed about the smallness of tbe amount or money cleared by the Centennial tea party which was held In the ro tunda or the Capitol on two evenings or the week before last. It seems tbat tbe receipts reached about 19,000, while It turns out that only about 2,00 were cleared. That the expenses should have amounted to over tS.OOO, when most ofthe articles and materials used were contributed gra tuitously, as well as tbe free use or tbe rotunda. Is deemed preposterous, and the natural belief under the circumstances Is that there was gross mismanagement and extravagance In conducting he affair. Cor. Botton Pott, 291a. You are aware of the bitter feeling which has been aroused In the District concerning tbe Cen tennial cause In Washington. With the exception of the butterfly element, the great substantial mass or citizens wish to Inquire why our Centen nial preildent, by well-directed diplomacy, has been entirely set aside. Who Is this New York chairman who sports two names, who supercedes our Centennial president, wbo arrogates all power, who Insults and afterwards Ignores Georgetown, wbo hoodwinks Congress, and at. tempts to lead the virtuous, patriotic women of the District T A number or Congressmen haro declared their Intention at the time was to vote the use or the rotunda to tae District or Colum bia, and not to the Washington tea corporation alone. We would ask the illustrious descendant ot the great Benjamin Franklin why a citizen born In tbe District was not given the power to collect our mites and sheckels before they are turned over to the honetl Centennial rundT If we must bare a new fledged citizen for chair man wby are we forced to take one who has had two living fathers at the same timet Was It necessary that she should circumnavigate tbe world In company wltb an illustrious statesman before she should become our cbalrmanT She calls herself an "adopted daughter." We ask Mrs. Gillespie If adoption does not apply to minors and not to women after they have turned the tender corner or a quarter or a century? In tbe name or the worklngwotnen or the District, and to this noble class Olivia" has tbe honor to belonc. we would tenderlv ask Mrs. GUlesnle how many thousands or dollars It costs to adopt an aged child, and also li we are expected to pay in the same proportion ror our adopted chairman? Bespectlully, Olivia, or the Philadelphia Prett. The Maples, 1 Washington, Jan. e. 1575. ( ilrt. Otlletpte. TTPHOID PNEUMONIA. ITS FREQUENT FATALITY AND MEANS OF PBEVENTION. The frequency of deaths by typhoid pneumonia and kindred diseases Is a solemn warning to all persons In delicate health to guard against the vicissitudes or our chaaglng climate. Clear and warm In the morning, cloudy and cold In the evening; pleasant to-day, to-morrow rain or snow, we can scarcely reckon upon two successive days or equal temperature, and a chilling humidity is tbe prevailing tendency. A common and frulttul source of colds, pneumonia and other derange ments of the Ionics Is almost entirely overlooked. Most houses are heated by coalj fires. There always escapes more or less gas irom these tires into the atmosphere or the rooms. This gas, com bined; with tbe air exhaled from the lungs of the persons In the rooms, however unconsciously It may bo breathed. Is certain to vitiate the blood and produce debility, especially or the lungs and muceus membranes. Persons going from such atmosphere, thus debilitated, Into tbe colder and chillier air out or doors are;almost certain to ex perience some sort or congestion. If the reet are ficrmittcd to become damp and cold the danger s still greater. The diseases produced thereby are generally colds, catarrh, derangements of the liver and kidneys, and these grow into pneumonia, rheu matism or typhoid fever. It Is difficult to avoid such exposure, but some times little timely precautions will ward off disease, such as keeping a vessel of water upon the stove, which absorbs the poisonous gases la tbe room, watery vapor having a strong affinity for the carbonic acid gaa which Is the poisonous element, eating healthful, nutritious and easily digested rood and wearing warm clothing always clean and In ameunt regulated by tbe changes ortemperaturo from Indoor to out and from warm sunny days to damp, chilly nights, or to storms. Every person, however circumstanced, may exer ciso these precautions to a greater or less extent, and thus avoid many of the diseases prevalent during our winter seasons. The severity or whooping cough and scarlatina diseases, now prevailing among children. Is ag gravated by these same causes, and might bs mitigated Dy tbe same kind or precaution, and tbe lives or many or the little ones thus saved. "An ounce or prevention Is worth a pound or cure" gone to'the BAD. BORN IN A BROTHEL-REARED INACOL LEGE AN ARMY OFFICER'S WIFE-A CHEYENNE BEER GIRL AND NOW AN HEIRESS. The Colorado Democrat says: Special Detective H. S. Brewer, or Covington, Ky., has been spend ing a short time In Denver, Pueblo, and Cheyenne on tbe lookout ror s girl whose real name is Ella S. Blackwalk, but whose name at this time is Maude Carlisle, a well known courtesan ofthe worst type. On Tuesday Brewer obtained a clue to the girl's whereabouts lie was alter, and at once pro ceeded to Cheyenne, where, after some difficulty ho Identified ber, and induced ber to return with him to Cincinnati to assume a fortune left her by the death of her mother, who was, during the war, one or tho. gayest and dissolute women In Cincinnati. This woman died about two months ago, leaving property to tbe amount or sixty-five or seventy thousand dollars, with no heirs except this lost girl, the former inmate or one or the beer and concert nans 01 uneyenne. A brief outline ofthe girl's Hie was given our enorterlsst night by Mr. Brewer. She Is the daughter of a noted gambler of Columbus, Ohio, where ber-mother was born and reared. Black, walk was shot and killed In a fray at the Iron dad" in Memphis, at the close 01 the war, leav ing his mistress, Maude's mother, the proprietress of a noted Cincinnati bagnio. The child was reared with the greatest of care and solicitude, and was never permitted to see or know ought of her mother's life. In the seclusion of a seminary at Greenville, Ohio, the girl grew np and ac quired a first-class education. without so much as a breath of suspicion as to her parentage or family connections. BAboat three years ago Miss Blackwalk dis covered ber origin and her mother's mode of life. Sbo at once left school and insisted upon going to ber mother's den In Cincinnati. This was posi tively denied ber. Her mother consented, how ever, to her taking up her abode in Covington Kentucky, where an old lady companion was em ployed as her guardian. The precaution or the tond mother to save ber daughter from ber own fate only hastened the fall. At Newport Barracks there was stationed. In 1S63, ayoungoffleer named Thrallkeld, with whom Miss Blackwalk became acquainted, and whose mistress she became, following him wltb his com mand to Dakota, and finally to Fort Laramie, traveling as bis wile. Becoming tired of garrison life and Tbrallkeld's neglect and brutality, she deserted blm and came to Denver, where she went Into a bouse of Ill-fame, and finally took refuge In the gold room at Cheyenne, where De tective Brewer lound ber and Identified her. She first denied ber name and identity, and called upon ber Mend to protect her from the attentions of the detective. But on his production of docu mentary proof of her mother's death and the pub lished reward offered by her mother's executors for the discovery and Identification of the lost child, tbe hardened and fallen girl consented to return East, She came to Denver on ber way to claim her fortune to obtain some family memen toes and proofs of her identity, which were in s trunk held for board by a well known courtesan. The girl announces her Intention to keep her mother's house as she kept It when llvlnr. She says ber life has been wasted. Dissipation and exposure have already made sad bare with tbe once handsome girl. Consumption has set its seal upon her, and. a few years must cloio be? vicious career. CURRENT CAPITAL TOPICS. J3tF0BTASTTH0CBIZNas IK CADI SEX YESTERDAY. EVIDENCE TO TJSTAIN THIS ACTION OF THE TRESIDEM OVERWH SLJIING THREATS TO ASSASSINATE HIJI-CAUCU3 TO-SIOUT-SOUTHEBN OUTRAGES THE BURNED MAILS AND TREASURE-BUTLER'S LOUISIANA BILL, ETC., ETC. At the Cabinet meeting yesterday all the mem bers were present except Secretary Delano, who was represented by Assistant Secretary Cowan. Tbe session lasted from noon until about 2:15 o'clock. The Louisiana troubles was tbe princi pal subject or conversation. Additional Intelli gence en this subject was presented for considera tion. The conversation on the subject was, how ever, adjonmed without any definite results having been reached. Tho special message of the President relative to Louisiana will probably be furnished in time to be read at Cabinet meeting on Tuesday next and transmitted to Congress tbe same day, to gether with a mass ol documents relative to cer tain events which have transpired In the South within tbe past few years, which are In the course of preparation at tbe War Department and the Department of Justice. These documents con tain well-authenticated and overwhelming evi dence of the existence of armed leagues In most of the Southern States, whose purpose It is to I overthrow the legally constituted governments controlled by Bepubllcan officials, and bring all tbe States ot tbe South within the control or tbe Democratic party. It Is the sworn purpose of these armed leagues to effect their object either by fair or foul means. Tbe documents also contain authenticated and ir refutable evidence of Innumerable outrages com mitted on both wblto and colored Republicans some for political purposes and others out of pure wantonness. Some of this evidence Is furnished by men of such high character as General Mc Dowell, commanding the Division of the South, and is made np partly from personal observation and knowledge and partly from reports of subor dinates In whose veracity and judgment the Gen eral reposes the utmost confidence. Other evi dence is furnished by distinguished private citizens and Government officials in the South whose Intelligence and truthfulness cannot be successfully Impeached. The whole of this evi dence will justify the conclusions reached by General Sheridan, that there exists In Louisiana a spirit of defiance to all lawfnl authority and an insecurity or lire wblcb Is hardly realized by the General Government or the country at large. It will prove that Sheridan Is as wise In Judgment as be Is prompt In action, snd will justify also the wisdom of the President In sending him to Louis iana to quell this spirit of deflaneo to lawful authority, and give security to human lire and protection to citizens or all classes and all colors In the exercise or their legal and constitutional . rights. It is probable tbat tbe President's message ac companying this evidence will cover all the action or tbe Administration since the requisition or Governor Kellogg for troops to put down the In surrection in September last,and also include copies of all correspondence, military orders and Instructions or every nature relating to this sub ject. The message, It Is understood, will also deal with tbe present status of the State govern ment, and will once more Imperatively urge upon Congress the necessity of taking action which shall determine the status of the State finally, or to sustain the President In recognizing the Kel logg government, wblcb government havingbeen recognized and sustained by both tbe Federal and State Judiciary, has become the government de facto, and as such has, nnder tbe law and Constitution, been entitled to the recognition and support of the General Government. It is possi ble that tbe President may recommend a solu tion of the difficulties by tbe authorizing of a sew election, with safeguards for an honest and nntrammeled exercise of suffrage. The fact will be disclosed by tbe message tbat there bare been no new Instructions in regard to the use of troops Issued to tbe commander or tbe depart ment in wblcb Louisiana Is sltnated, and tbat Governor Kellogg made bis call upon General Emory for troops on Monday last by virtue of bis requisition made in September, and that so orders emanated either from Washington or from General Sheridan In regard thereto. REPUBLICAN CAUCUS. In accordance with the call, there will be a caucus of the Bepubllcan members or Congress tonight, at 7:30 o'clock, for tbe purpose of taking some action in regard to the condition or affairs South, and more especially In Louisiana. It Is expected that tbey will agree upon some definite plan of action upon tbe subject. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S DECISION. On a question submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, as to whether claims for an allow ance for stamps, nnder section 3,42S,Revlsed Stat utes, are tarred by tbe provisions of section 3,223, Revised Statutes, when not presented within tbe time prescribed by said section, the Attorney General decides in the affirmative. THE BECUSANT WITNESS. The case of Mr. Irwin remains In (o(u quo. As will be seen by the proceedings In the House yes terday, be will remain In tbe personal custody of Mr. Ordway, the Sergeant-at-Arms, for the pres ent. He Is still in a very feeble condition, and bis transfer to the jail at present would simply be an Infliction entirely unnecessary. The officers of tbe Pacific Mail Steamship Company are in tbe city in force, and seem determined to press tbe investigation to a close. THE COMMITTEE.' Messrs. Sypher, of Li., Wells, of Mo, and Barnum, of ConiL, have been appointed a sub committee of the House committee on Pacific railroads to consider tbe petition or Col. Scott and others, asking relief for the Southern rail road. The House Judiciary Committee hare agreed to make an adverse report upon the bill provid ing ior the creation of a new State out ol portions of Louisiana and Texas. BILLS AND PETITIONS. Mr. Lewis yesterday presented in the Senate a petition from members of the fire department, District of Columbia, protesting against the pro I osed decrease of salaries as proposed by the Morrill bill, and asking for an Increase, which was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia. Tbe same gentleman also Introduced a bill to aid tbe Washington ahd Ohio Railroad Company in the conjunction of their road to the Ohio river. The bill provides tbat tbe Secretary or tbe Interior be authorized to Indorse the guaran tee or the United States on the bonds or the road to tbe amount of 130,000 for every mile or the road between Washington and the Ohio river, a total distance of not exceeding 390 miles. THREATENED ASSASSINATION. During tbe past three days the President has received four anonymous notes, two of them from Baltimore, threatening him with assassination if be does not at once recall tbe Federal troops from Louisiana. One of them kindly suggests tbat be make peace with God, as he will surely meet the "deserved fate of Abraham Lincoln." .In this connection It may be stated that before the fact above-mentioned was made public a thoroughly reliable gentleman stated that In conversation with a Baltimore lady (t) whose name can be given yesterday morning, she expressed a wish that "there was another Wilkes Booth, as there was work for him to do." The gentleman ex pressed surprise at such sentiments, wben she replied that "Grant was s greater tyrant than Lincoln, and that desperate diseases required desperate remedies." CHURCH PROPERTY: The subject of taxing Church propertyls again to be agitated. It will be remembered that the bill providing for tbe present government pro Tided for tbe appointment of a commission to as sess the value or all Church property in tbe Dis trict. Tbe duty was duly performed, and the bills for taxes made out as in tbe case of private property. With a view of haying this action re versed a committee of clergymen, consisting of Rev. Drs. Sunderland, Addison, Grey and But ler, held an Interview wltb. the Senate Commit tee on the District of Colombia yesterday, and were listened to wltb -marked attention by the members of tbe committee. They argued tbat in most countries the Stato helped to support re ligion, but here tbey proposed to bare religion support the State; In other words the law bad put tn embargo on religion. Tbe law was also discriminative, Inasmuch as all charitable and edaestlonsl institutions were exempt, and nnder this cxcmtUoj some rcUglooj sects htMlfflmesaa and valuable estates free from taxation, while others who only owned the ground upon which their churches stood bad to pay such taxes that some of their congregations could not stand lt,and would have to cease worship. A large number or lawyers bad expressed tbe opinion that tbe tax Imposed by the Commissioners was unlawful, as they could only collect taxes upon property "as provided by law." Under the law the prop erty shall have been assessed before taxes can be collected thereupon. This property bad never been assessed, and therefore no taxes could le gally be collected. The matter could be success fully contested by law, but the reverea. "tie men preferred to seek remedial legislation. OFFICIAL MAILS AND TREASURE BURNED. All the Department malls for the Nertb of Thursday, as well as the currency In charge of Adams' express for the North, were burned In the railway collision and fire on the Baltimore and Fotomao road of the same night. In consequence the malls bad to be duplicated yesterday. This occasioned the performance or double duty by many or tbe officials, and made the day an ex ceedingly bnsy one. The treasure boxes, with their charred contents, were returned to the De partment by the express, and the packages hav ing all been registered can be easily duplicated and forwarded to their destination without loss to anybody further than the cost of new notes. The Western and Northwestern malls, which go by the Baltimore and Ohio railway, were unaffected by the accident. Tbe only pouch saved from tho burned car was one small pouch from the South destined for Baltimore. SOUTHERN OUTRAGE COMMITTEE. A fall meeting of the members of the Southern Outrage Commltteowas held yesterday, and It was agreed tkat the sub-commtt'ee Messrs. Foster, Pbelps and Potter bad entirely ex ceeded their authority In the manner In which they had acted while In New Orleans. They were sent there to take a survey of the situation, and ascertain as far as possible, by observation and Inquiry, the state or affairs, but with tbe dis tinct understanding that if it became necessary to take testimony the entire committee should be telegraphed for, and they wonld at once respond. Said a member or the committee yesterday after the meeting: "ir Mr. Walter Phelps Is correctly reported In the New York Triounr.andhe doubt less is, I will go to New Orleans to satisfy myself, in have to walk, before I will subscribe to or approve It." The trouble Is, tbe three gentle men named thought that they might establish a triumvirate, settle the difficulties In their own way, play umpire and make and unmake the gov ernment ol the Stato as It suited their purpose. That tbey will sot be sanctioned In their acts will be fully demonstrated after their expected return to-day. MR. BUTLER'S LOUISIANA BILL. Mr. Butler's bill to provide ror a legal and lair election In the State or Louisiana, and to guaran tee a republican lorm or government, provides tbat an election shall be held on the fourth Tues day in May, 1875, for State officers and members of the Legislature, nnder the superintendence of three suitable persons, to be appointed by the President. These persons are to select two others, one from each political party, as State re gistrars, to make a new registration or the voters or tbe State. Each parish Is to have. In like man ner, two supervisors or registration or different parties, with two clerks. The superintendents are In like manner to ap point commissioners of elections In each election precinct from different parties. The ballots are to be publicly counted at the closing of the polls, and the resnlt certified by tbe commissioners; tbe persons so elected to serve to the end of tbe term for which they would have served had tbey been elected In 1872 and 1875. Section 22 of the bill authorizes tbe President to nse any part or the army or navy to carry out the provisions or the bill, and appropriates $200,- 000 to defray the expenses or this registration and election. The bill Is an elaborate one and goes Into de tail In tbe arrangements, being substantially tbe bill Introduced by Mr. Butler last year. THE PH1NTING.BUBEAU. Tbe following paragraph, which we copy from tbe Evening Star ot yesterday, exhibits. If the statements therein be true, an alarming Irregu larity or carelessness on tbe part or some official In charge of tbe preparation and Issuing of the special paper upon which our legal-tenders and other Government securities are printed: "An Incident occurred this morning before the Honse Committee on Banking and Currency which produced quite a sensation among the members or the committee and the spectators. The attorney ror one or the New York bank note companies drew attention to a sentence In tbe re port oi tbe Secretary of the Treasury stating that not a piece of the fibre paper upon which our Government Issues Is prlntod had ever been lost. Assbowlngjhat the Secretary's Informant had mislead him, tbe attorney threw upon the com mittee's table a bundle containing one hundred sheets or localized fibre paper that had been manufactured by the Government, and bad coma into tbe possession or tbe bank note companies. Tbe attorney declined to say how they came In Sossesslon or this Government paper until Mr. IcCartee, superintendent or the engraving and printing buieau, could be present to be Inter rogated about this slngnlar affair. As It la un derstood generally tbat tbe fibre paper Is a pro tection, and a point having been made or this by tbe Department, it would be well to hare this branch or tbe bank note printing controversy tberoughly Investigated, as the Secretary and the community may need Information on this point. This matter may be explained satisfac torily, but tbe public will demand that there shall be a system adopted that Is absolutely safe. Tbe paper account between the Department and these New York bank note companies has been closed long since, and yet the above named one hundred sheets or fibre paper are remaining over and unaccounted for." PACIFIC MAIL. The Committee of Ways and Means In the morning resumed the Inquiry Into the Pacific Mall frauds. The first witness was Mr. Parsons, M. C, from Ohio, who after being sworn, read a written statement substantially as follows: "That when the subsidy wss granted by the Forty second Congress be was a practicing lawyer In the city of Cleveland, Ohio, and marshal or the United States Supreme Court; tbat three years' ago Mr. Stuekwell, who bad long been his client In Cleveland, and whom be knew well, asked blm at a time when be was not a member of Congress to assist tbe Pacific. Mall Company to obtain a subsidy. Thereupon be collated statistics orald given steamship lines by other countries; the relative cost of vessels built in this country and on tbe Clyde, tic. He bad always been In favor or subsidies to American steamship lines, and took occasion at the time he was consul at Rio Janeiro to recommend to tbe State Department the advisability or giving a Brazilian subsidy to an American line. After the subsidy passed and his labors In its aid bad been completed. Stock well sent for bis bill. His connection with tbe subject was public, and be did not see anything wrong In practicing his profession while be was marshal or the Snpreme Court. He was paid by Stockwell 112,000 and by Irwin tl,600; no other money was ever directly or Indirectly paid him. 01 this amount he paid Sl.tXX) to his brother In law, who assisted blm. He was employed by Stockwell seven months before the subsidy passed. No person was present wben Irwin paid money to any person, and had no knowledge of any money being paid to any member of Congress. He did not deliver the argument he bad prepared favoring the subsidy, because It was found that tbe Senate committee before which be was to have made the argument were so unanimous In favor or tbe subsidy that It was considered unnecessary. He never asked any member or Congress to rote lor tbe bill, and never called with Irwin upon any member or Congress In Its interest. He sever employed anybody to assist blm, and Irwin never told blm wbo be bad employed to assist him. He bad bad stock speculations wltb Stock well before tbe passage of tbe subsidy and since; it was ma private uosiness; no lost money, How ever, on the outcome." Bepresentatlve Scbnmaker was next sworn, and testified that In 1872 he was attorney for the Pacific Mall company, Mr. Stock well and R. B. Irwin; wss at the time a practicing lawyer; was sot at that time a member of Congress; bad been, Is now, and has been re-elected to the next House; In May, 1872, he bad a cheek for $275,000, drawn by Richard B. Irwin, and indorsed to or der of witness, given blm by a client In a con fidential capacity; thought he took it to the Bank of Commerce, New York, to have It certified; be declined to state from whom he bad received It; bad It broken np Into smaller checks by the Brooklyn Trust Company, and sent tbe small checks to persons as directed by his client, re serving as his fee 110,000; In breaking tbe check the Brooklyn Trust Company bad made a mis take, and passed $125,000 to bis credit; the error wss subsequently rectified, and the amount, less $10,000, sent to bis clients. After a good deal or questioning tbe witness stated tbat the cheeks were all sent to the Pacific Mall Steamship Company to Mr. Stockwell; he also said that before he would sacrifice bis honor as attorney, by revealing tbe secrets or bis clients, (one of whom was now In Jail,) and without their eon sent, he would be willing to walk out or Con gress; also, that be bad never bribed a member or Congress, In the Forty-socond House or any other. RECORD OF FJRE. Chicago, Jan. 8. The Garden City Fertilising and Rendering Company's buildings were burned last night. Loss $15,000. Insurance $5,000. A fire broke ont at Honesdale, Fa., yesterday morning at 3 o'clock In Seamen's Jewelry store, Front street, and spread rapidly on account of a high wind, destroying thirteen buildings, two of which were brick and the others large three-story frame edifices. Twenty-two business firms are burnt ont. Coynes' hotel and Snyder's large dry goods establishment are among the ashes. Tbe loss Is estimated at $100,000, lnrarance $85,000. PRISON REFORM. THE INTERNATIONAL PRISON CON GRESS OF LONDON AND ITS RESULTS A SECOND CONGRESS TO BE HELD AT ROME. To the Editor of the National Renub llean: Sir: Early In 1871 the two Houses or Congress passed a resolution authorizing the appointment ot a commissioner to represent the United States in an International Congress on tbe prevention and repression of crime, to be held In London the following year. Having been designated by the President as such commissioner, and furnished by the Secretary of State wltb a general letterto all the diplomatic and consular representatives of tbe Government In Europe, asking such co operation as tbey might fitly render In the ob jects of tbe mission, the undersigned spent tbe summer and fall ot 1871 In negotiating with the various European Governments with a view to securing official representation In the proposed Congress on the part of said Governments. The proposition was everywhere received with favor, and tbe resnlt was tbat some twenty.five Govern ments, In the Old World and the New, were offi cially represented In the Congress, the whole number of official delegates being over seventy. Tbe representatives of Institutions, associations and law departments of universities, with the commissioners appointed by Governments, made np a body or four hundred members, or whom sixty were from this country, most or the States as well as the General Government sending ot&. eial delegates. Tbe Right Honorable tbe Earl of Carnivon, now Secretary or State ror the Colonies In the British Cabinet, was president or the Congress. Before Its final adjournment, tbe Congress created a permanent international penitentiary commission, charged primarily wltb the duty of devising a uniform scheme of international peni tentiary statistics, and secondarily, with that of deciding the question of another Congress, and fixing its time, place and basis of organization. This commission held a meeting at Brussels last June, at which It was unanimously voted to call anoti'-cr Congress, to meet Is Rome next year, tbe delegate ZZZ 117 .pledging a cordial wel come from the Italian Government. The com mission felt more than Justified looking upon It rather as a duty to convene a second Congress, moved thereto by the many signal results pro duced by tbe first. A detailed exhibit or these results would occupy too much or yonr space; let me ask attention briefly to a fewor them. The first act or the Danish Government after the return or Its commissioner from London was to issue a decree requiring Its prisons to be thenceforth administered on the principles ap proved by the Congress. In Sweden the Influence or the Congress has been conspicuous, not only In producing Impor tant legislative reforms, but also In stimulating private benevolence. To cite a single example: The Queen Dowager Josephine was so moved by the report or tbe two commissioners from that country that she at once set in motion a project lor founding, by private subscription, a reforma tory Institution for criminal children on the model of Mettray In France, heading the paper herself with a snbscripton equal. In our money, to $37,&oo. Tbe King and other members er tbe royal family lollowed with liberal benefactions, and then tbe citizens ortall classes. The result was a contribu tion sufficient to found two such Institutions Instead orone, as orlgially contemplated, where upon a wealthy gentleman proffered for one ofthe schools a farm or 600 acres, with all necessary buildings ror the accommodation or 150 children. The Congress made a profound impression on public opinion in Norway, and greatly stimu lated enort, both public and private, towards prlscn reform, though not in a manner so marked as In Sweden. Nowhere, probably, have the doings at London produced a Quicker or wider effect than In Swit zerland, several or tne awiss cantons nave adopted, or are In course or adopting, new penal codes and Improved penitentiary systems, and In Neucbatel the effect has been tu cause amag slncent.bequest or nearly a million ot Irenes to be devoted to the establishment or a great Insti tution for reclaiming and saving neglected, ex posed and criminal children. Nor has Italy been less prompt than ber sister States In pushing reforms slneo the London Con gress. Her Government has rounded three agri cultural penitentiary colonies on as many Islands In the Tnscan archipelago. Into which are eligible to be dralted the best-behaved and most Indus trious prisoners from all tbe prisons ol the penin sula, after baring served ont at least one bairof their terms or sentence. These prisoners are wholly employed In agricultural labors chiefly the culture of the vine, the olive and the cereal grains. Tbe plan works to a charm. It proves a wonderful stimulus to good conduct and indus try In the prisons, and any serious Infraction of rules or good morals In' tbe colonies Is declared to be a rare exception, especially as It is Instantly followed by tbe return of the culprit to tbe stricter penal regime of the prison. The Congress of London has resultea In the establishment of normal schools for the profes sional education, theoretical and practical, of prison officers In several countries; notably In Sweden, Switzerland and Italy. In this last named country there has been founded at Rome what might almost be called a great normal col lege for this purpose, Into which are gathered four hundred young men, all ot whom bad learned, practically, some regular business, either that of agriculturalists or mechanics, prior to their admission to the establishment; an ad mirable condition, since prison officers ought to be able to direct the labor ofthe prisoners as well as administer the discipline. Three national commissions a parliamentary commission In France, an Imperial commission In Russia and a royal commission In Italy have grower out or tbe Congress, or rather out or tbe movement looking to the Congress, since they were all created during the Interval between the first visit or the United Slates commissioner to Europe and the actual meeting or the Congress; and that visit was. I think, distinctly recognized, in each case, as the moving cause or their cre ation. Each of these commissions has now been, for more than two years, engaged In an earnest study or the whole penitentiary question with a view to practical reforms In their respective countries. And a new roral commission Is llkel v soon to Issue In England for a fresh study of the ssme question, tho application for which was explicitly declared to bar6 grown out of the Congress or London by Lard Hampton, better known as Sir John Paklogton, wbo headed the deputation that presented the prayer to the Minister for the Home Department. Let me add, in passing, that there has never probably been sobroadanatlonal or International inquest en any question as that of the great par liamentary commission orFrance, composed as It Is of twenty members ofthe National Assembly and an equal numberof distinguished specialists from outside. This commission has summoned before it, to give t heir views on the penitentiary question, sot only all the leading prison officers and other specialists of France, but has also Invited gentle men from foreign countries to contribute their knowledge and experience to the work in whlcb It Is engaged. 1 bare myself bad tbe honor twice to appear before the commission; the first time In 1872, the second In 1874. The commission has al ready submitted sundry bills to the Legislature as the result of their protracted and very Intelli gent labors, and others are still In course of preparation. Even tbe far-off empire of Japan bas felt the strong pressure of the London Congress, and, as the resultbas adopted anew penal code, by which many crimes before punishable by death are sow punished by imprisonment. But probably tbe most valuable result of the Congress Isa volume or International penitentiary statistics, furnished by seven Governments, tbe only ones tbat filled up the formulas sent out by the permanent commission, though other Gov ernments nave promised for the future. This little book may be, and Is, only a small begin ning, bnt It Is undoubtedly the germ or a vast body or such statistics which will ultimately be collected, year by year, from all parts of the civ ilized world, and which will. In time, become an Invaluable aid to legislation on all matters con nected wltb crime and criminal treatment. In view of the remarkable breadth and Import ance or tbe results, thus rapidly and Imperfectly sketched, members of tbe commission did not hesi tate to declare, at the late meeting In Brussels, that the penitentiary question Is to-day. In Eu rope, twenty years In advance of what It would have been but for the initiative or the United Slates In 1S7L The full meed of praise was given to our Government ror its action, and It is still looked to for leadership in this matter. Will this Government now draw back and take so further part In tbe great work which It has so well begun a work In which our country, In common wltn all others, bas an equal that Is to say, a vital Interest ? That might well be If tbe work had proved a failure; but this Is so farfrom being tbe case that all history might, I am persuaded, be challenged to produce an Instance In which an International conference, depending solely on moral Influence for success, has produced, so speedily at least, results so wide, so solid,so bene ficent, and so likely to prove lasting. To show the Interest taken In high quarters In this work, let me say. In conclusion, that since my return from the meeting In Brussels I hare received from Lord Carnaros a letter of con gratulation on tbe doings of that mieting, and particularly on the determination to bold another congress in 1875, similar to tbat over which he pre sided In 1872. E. O. Wises, President or tbe Permanent International Peni tentiary Commission. Eimirc House, Washington, d. C, Jan. 8. PERSONAL. Hon. Thos. B. Keogh, or North Carolina, ar rived In the city yesterday. Senator Anthony has been confined to his room for a few days wltb a severe attack of rheumatism of tbe throat. Among tbe arrivals yesterday at the Owen bouse were Captain H. B. Nichols, postmaster at Norfolk, and Colonel James D.Brady, ef Ports mouth, Virginia, Miss Ada Sweet, of Chisago, tbe only lady pension agent In tbe country and receiving tbe heaviest salary of any female in the employ of the Government, Is In the city. Bev. William V. Tudor, D. D., or St, Louis, formerly pastor of Mount Vernon Place M. E. church, In this city, bas arrived, and, wltb his es timable lady, will reraalnrforafew days at the residence or Mr. S. T. G. Morsell, Wl M street northwest. Hon. Jno. M. Francis, editor of the Troy Tines, and wife are at Wlllard's. Mr. Francis deserves wall at the bands or Washington. He bas bad tbe courage to tell tbe truth about District affairs, and bis statements have been vindicated by many recent events. He Is a frank, plucky, Independent Republican editor, wbo nates flun key s , political or otherwise. ANDY JOHNSON STOCK LOOKING UP. Mxxpbis . Jan. (V Tbe Appear 1 Nashville, special says Johnson's stockls going up, his oppo nents not being able as yet to settle on anyone against him. FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS. AXOTHXH DAY WASTED IX DEBATE IX THE SENATE. THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO INTEL LIGENT DISCUSSION BUT JUST ASKED FOB-PASSAGE OF TBE NAVAL APPRO PRIATIONSREGULARS AND VOLUN TEERS JAPANESE INDEMNITY PRI VATE BILLS. FSIDAT, JAWCAET 8, 1875. SENATE. Mr. PRATT, from Committee on Pensions, re ported adversely on various private pension bills, whlcb were Indefinitely postponed. Mr. KELLY, from Committee on Public Lands, reported favorably House bill granting right or way through the public lands and depot grounds to tbe Oregon Central Paelflo Railroad Company. ADVERSE XXTOBTS. Mr. INGALLS, from Committee on Pensions, reported adversely on House bill granting pen sion to the widow of Bear Admiral Wlnslow, and It was Indefinitely postponed. Also, from same committee, adversely on bill in reference to compensation of pension agents. The bill wltb the advene report was placed on the calendar. Mr. WRIGHT asked to take np the bill to abolish the Western district of Arkansas, but Mr. CLAYTON stated that he bad amendments to offer. After some discussion, on motion of Mr. SAR GENT. TBE HAVAL APPROrRIATlOa BILL was taken np. The following amendments reported by the Committee on Anuronrlatlona were arreed to: I Increasing tbe appropriation for the Nautical j Almanac to $20,000; increasing the appropriation I for the naval laboratory to 120,000; reducing by $50,000 the appropriation for provisions tor offi- vlso that repairs on steam boilers and machinery be done in the navy yards when practicable; In creasing the appropriation for heating and light ing the Naval Academy and school shops irom $13,000 to $15,000: appropriating $5,000 for trans- invv rtriTi nl itfTl iMvellsin wslthnnt rnnni appropriating $20,000 ror payment ol discharged ! soldiers ror clothing not drawn. The bin was then passed. In answer to a question from Mr. Boututell, Mr. SARGENT said the amount appropriated by tbe bill was a little over $18,000,000, which was a little more than the amount appropriated last year. Ihe principal Item oriscrease was for coal ior ships. The items of Increase made by the Senate Committee on Appropriations were small. Mr. MORRILL, of Vt. from the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds, reported, wltb amendment, the bill to donate to the State or Oregon a public building, lot and material, situated at the Dalles, Oregon. DISTRICT or COLUMBIA. Mr. LEWIS Introduced a bill to aid the Wash ing and Ohio road in tbe construction or their road to the Ohio river; also, presented a memorial oi the fire department of tne District of Oolum bla. Committee on the District or Columbia. SBER1DAX I2C LOUISIANA. The unfinished business being the resolution of Inquiry Into the conduct ofthe military In Louisi ana -was taken np. Mr. BAYARD said two years ago he had In troduced a resolution or Inquiry, addressed to the President, as to the conduct or Major Louis Mer rill, or tbe United States cavalry. Then, as now, the Senator from New York Mr. Co.iklisqj had offered an amendment lcavlntr It discretionary I with the President to answer. That resolution wltb the amendment or the Senator passed the Senate on March 3, 1873. and to this day the Presi dent bad treated It with contemptuous silence. and with a full knowledge of tne conduct of Major Merrill In South Carolina he had been sent I to fresh fields and pastures new In Louisiana. But tbat was a small matter compared with the present exigency. Never since tne days of the devolution bad the American people been brought i face to face with such grave questions as those now confronting them. It Is whether this Gov ernment is to remain one oi iree ana equal states, or whether It is to be merged Into an absolute military dictatorship. He said the remarks of the Senators from Indiana, Mr. Mortos.1 fmm Vermont, Mr. Edxcuds, and y. j..:., Mr. Looab were tended and were calculated to obscure the question, and by partisan appeals to divert the minds or the people from the true mer its or the ease. What were the facts? In States with three and four times the population ofLonls. lana the election returns bad been tabulated and promulgated within less than a week after the election. In great cities of equal population with that State they had been tabulated and pro claimed within forty-eight hours. But In Louis iana tbe returning board was occupied In canvass ing tbe returns within a fraction or two months, and In every case or dispute or doubt tbey de cided in favor of the Kellogg party. He then Jroceeded torevtew the dreams tacces of Monday est In New Orleans. He claimed that the Con servatives bad on Monday lawfully organized the Legislature, there bring a quorum present, He would now say sotting asnothe swearing In of five members. But he asked the Senate he asked the American people was there anything In the Constitution or the laws to warrant the In terference of tbe President InLonlslana. But It was only a lear or the same scd-blstory of Louis iana for tbe last two yean. Mr. B. then quotwWrom.a'speeon or bis made on the Louisiana bill in 1873, where he warnel the American people tbat the dangers menacing the liberties or Louisiana menaced at the same tint the liberties or all the other States. A PROPHET I2f HIS OKJ COU5TRT. What he had foretold then bad come to pass word for word. The policy or tho President, In stead ol being modified, bad been doggedly inten sified. Lieutenant General Sheridan is sent se cretly to New Orleans to dragoon the people or Louisiana into submission. Scarcely there three days, having no Intercourse with any but the ad herents or Kellogg, be sends out bis dispatches over the country. He wonld not say one word against whatever glory or renown accrued to this officer. But be was the servant or tbe people of tbe United States, fed and clothed by tbem, edu cated by them, and was not their master. Has be forgot tbat by the Constitution of his country the right or tbe people to keep and bear arms shall not be Infringed, that they shall be secure from unlawful searches and seizures, that no man shall be tried without indictment by a grand Jury. Sir, this Issue cannot come too soon, ir this cavalry officer, with bis bloody sword. Is stronger tbsn all oar personal guarantees of liberty. It Is time tbat we should know It. Let us see whether tbe dispatches sent by this officer do not prove him unfit to breathe the air of a re public. In a three days' stay In one city of a large State he proclaims that whole State to be a lawless community. But there have been re plies to these communications of General Sheri dan. Mr. B. then read from the resolutions passed by tbe different exchanges in New Orleans and tbe bishops and clergy ana others, pronounc ing as calnmlnous the statements of General Sheridan. TJie meanest man of all there, said Mr. li, was 'the peer of General Sheridan In every respect. Reading from the dispatch or General Sheridan asking that Congress proclaim the Wblte Leaguers banditti, Mr. B. said that ir there was tbe tone tbat once existed at the White House OEBXBAL SHEBIDAX WOULD ITXTEB AOAIS SIOX bis name as Lieutenant General of the army. Did this dispatch sound like an American oracer? Did It not rather sound like the commander of a band ol Janissaries, asking for Instructions from some Oriental despot? In a time or profound peace he asks that Congress shall pass an ex pott facto law, that be shall try by military commis sion and murder bis own lellow-cltlzens. Ashe (Mr. B.) said, ir tbe proper feeling existed in high quarters General Sheridan would not re main where he was five minutes. He had nroved himself utterly unfit for bis position. Instead of conciliation, kindness and obedience to tbe civil law, be rushes at once to set up a military despot Ism. We talk of Russian rule In Poland, and yet what Russian officer ever penned a dispatch or such remorseless cruelty as this. We read that Secretary Belknap sent a dispatch to General Sberidan that "the President and all of us ap prove of your course." Every feeling of disgust, of horror and of Indignation whleh I bare for the man who could send snch a dispatch I bave for those wbo r.pprovo It. He believed tbat the American people would repudiate "all of us" who Indorse such action. Mr. B. then quo'd at length from the decision or the Supreme Court In the Mllllgan case on military commissions. Gen eral Sheridan holds out threats which are dis graceful to the cloth be wears and to the country of which ho Is a citizen. The proposition is now here ruisxxTED ron the first tike tbat the President can, of bis own motion and bis own discretion, adjudge that sufficient domestla violence exists as to warrant blm to Interfere In tbe organization or a Legislature. So tar as right Isconcerned.thepeopleofLoulslana hare as much right to pass upon the qualifications or the mem bers of the two Houses of Congress as Congress hss to pass upon the qualifications of tbe mem bers of tbe Legislature of Louisiana. What bas been done in Louisiana to-day may be done In New York to-morrow and in Massachu setts tbe next day, and It can be done in this Cap itol on the fourth of March. II President Grant can break up the Legislature in Loulslana,he can wltb a single brigade or troops Interfere In the organization of the Congress on tbe fourth of March. He will have tbe same right to sustain tbe Clerk or the present House with troops, and allow him to call suchnsmesas be pleases and organize tbe House as be pleases. There wonld be no physical power in Congress te prevent It, But the American people would stand In the way. They will visit upon the beads or the offenders all such violations of law and right. He said this movement now was an attempt to feel the popular pulse, to see bow far power could go. If the American people were Insensible to the wrongs or their fellow-citizens In Louisiana, depend upon It they would feel themselves, and In a broader manner, tbe same disregard of their rights and liberties. HI WAS GLAD THAT BO TLIV8T COTZB had bees put over this sew usurpation; that there was so pretence of obeying tbe civil authority; no sham of carrying out the decrees of a corrupt court; but it was the plain, open, naked band or the soldier, and It was for the people to meet tbe Issue. The history of Louisiana was as old as the history or the world; it was the history of resentment against oppression, against tyranny and wrong. Give those people a government that bas some regard for tbem and their Interests. He could sot forget that to-day was the anniversary of the battle of New Orleans; a day the results of which were as glorious and as welcome to tbe people of Delaware or of Maine as to the people of Louisiana, Shall the glory or that day be diminished by tbe shade of this? Is tba honor to be eclipsed by the disgrace which Is now come upon it? It may bave been mlstakenjadgment aid blab party feeling whleh has carried the Executive tins fir, but ho hoped the American people would let him understand that bis hand must be taken from tbe throat ol Louisiana. THE TEBBXS8XXXA8SACRX. Mr. CLAYTON submitted a resolution ealllngr on the Attorney General to eommunlczte a copy ottheteport of the United Slates attorney lor the Western district ol Tennessee on tbe massa cres committed in that State. Mr. COOPER moved an amendment, and also all communications on the subject which passed between the Executive of Tennessee and the President of the United States on the same sub ject, Tbe amendment was agreed to. and the resolu tion passed without objection. YOTISQ 03 TBI LOUISIANA RESOLUTION. The question then being taken on the amend ment of Mr. Cobklixo to add to the resolution of Inquiry Into Louisiana matters, "if not, in his judgment, incompatible with the public inter ests." which was agreed to ayes 32, noes 20 Mr. Hamilton, of Texas, votltg with the Republican majority, and Mr. Fisto.i and Mr. Febrt, of Conneetleur, with the Democratic minority. Mr. SCHURZ said be desired to speak on this subject, but was not prepared to go on now, in consequence of indisposition. Mr. CONKLlNG.ln the course of discussion on a motion to postpone the further consideration of the resolution, said the Senator from Delaware Mr. Bayard bad levelled many or HIS KXXABXS AT OKIT. BHERIBA7, on the theory tbat he was In command on Mon day when the proceedings took place at the State bouse In New Orleans. His (Mr. C's) Informa tion was that Gen. Sheridan was not then In com mand. Further, the Senator Mr. Bayard had criticised tbe President as being constructively present on that occasion. His (Mr. G.'a) Infor mation was also that the President knew nothing ofthe occurrences until they were brought to him as tbey were to the rest or us by the telegraph. He thought It rather an anamalous circumstance that this debate should have gone on for days on a resolution or Inquiry calling for facts, and those who took part In It were assuming to know all about It As It had gone on In this way, perhaps It was well to continue it, Mr. TIPTON wished this matter to be post poned till Monday to bear further from the peo ple, wbose representatives we were. They were moving in this matter, they were becomlag rapidly Instructed In law and the Constitution. They bad already moved In the great commercial centre ofthe country. He waa glad to see tbat the Timet and the Posf bad united with the Tri bune and the World In denouncing what he coa sldered the most terrible military usurpation which bad ever taken place In this country. His people had been cursed wltb the plague of the grasshoppers, and he did not want tnem to be afflicted with the worse curse or the unlicensed United States army. Mr. SHERMAN opposed any postponement. ir this resolution had been couched is proper txrxs of courtesy It could bare been passed without op position In one moment. He denounced the at tempt to excite the cause as unjust. The Sen ate, he could assure the country, would deal with, this question properly and rightfully, and If any officers of the army had done wrong they would be held to answer ror It. Bat It was unjust and wrong to arraign these officers on the Incom plete evidence before us. There Is a dispute as to the fact', and until we have the facts he again said that It was wrong snd unjust to denounce the officers of the army. Let us have the facts, and then we can act, and he (Mr. S.) was satis fied that there was enough ability and enough patriotism In the Senate to deal wltb the Louisi ana question, and to deal with It properly and sat isfactorily. Mr. STEVENSON said he did not believe there was one man In this Chamber who would applaud, under any circumstances, such a dis patch as that sent by General Sheridan, asking lor authority to Institute military commissions. Mr. SCOIT said this was a question which shculd be discussed without any beat- He would not trust blmseir to speak or this matter nntll he bad all the Information In his possession. We should not forget tbat In 1813 Congress tor two weeks debated whether tbey would reverse a ju dicial decision ArncriKO as orriCER or the abxt. That officer (General Jackson) had disregarded the writ of kabeat corput, and locked up tbe judge, to prevent him from Issuing another writ. So now be (Mr. S.) wished to know all the facts In this case. He wanted to know how the second officer in command In New Orleans got Into that State-house; be wanted to know by whose Invita tion that officer first came there. Mr. THURM&N denied the assertion or bis colleague Mr. Sherhab that the debate In this matter was premature- When Federal soldiers Invade the balls ot a Legislature, It cannot be de bated too soon. When Philip Sheridan sent a dispatch asking the President to proclaim tbe citizens of Louisiana banditti. It was never too soon to debate It, and such things would be de bated as long as there was an; pretence to free dom In this country. Mr. SARGENT asked If it was to be ignored In all this discussion, all this denunciation of military Interference, tbat the TIBST CALL TOB TBE MILITARY CAKE EEOX MR. WILTZ, the usurping Speaker, and wben the military ex. pelled. at hia behest, men wbo were legally elected, this nsurplnz Legislature expressed its thanks. Mr. SARGENT then went on to speak of mur ders and outrages In the South, which he said could nqt be whistled down by the wind, and your subsidized press cannot do it. He Instanced the Coushatta parish massacre as a specimen brick of the proceedings In tbe Sonth. He would not try the men who were guilty of these mur ders and outrages by military commission, but ir it was constitutional bo did not know but what It would be effectual. Mr. WEST said last September, when the re bellion took, place against the Stjlte government of Louisiana, the President Issned his proclama tion commanding 'those in rebellion to disperse and lay down their arms. This the White Leaguers had not yet done; they were still In re bellion, and It was these men whom Sheridan called banditti these men who had not yet re turned tbe arms which they captured from the State. - Mr. CONKL1NG. Has TBE SEBATOK OOT A LIST OT TBOSB ARMS? I would like to know what they are. Mr. WEST. Yes; here Is the list : 2 mountain howitzers, COO Spencer rifles, SOO Winchester rifles, CM Enfield rifles, 93 Spencer carbines and 1,500 bayonets: not one of which has been returned, and these men who have not obeyed tbe Presi dent's proclamation are now In rebellion against, the United States Government. The discussion was further continued by Htssn. Howe and Merrixox. Tbe question being on the amendment ol Mr. Morton "and also any Information he may have, as to tbe existence of an armed organization la the Stale of Louisiana hostile to the government of that State and Intent on overturning such gov ernment by force" Mr. MORTON argued for Its adoption, and said there waa no donbt of the existence of this conspiracy to overturn the lawlnl government of the Mate, and that the presence or the troops alone prevented their desires being carried out, He said this White League organisation ramified all through Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi, and their design was also to over throw tbe State government of Mississippi. If the President has information of this kind it li very proper that we should bare It He did not think It necessary to defend PhiL Sheridan. He did not write like a lawyer, but Just as he ielt, and as an honest man would write. Where is tho man that will deny his statement thst "there Is intecnrlty or lite and property in tbat State?" THIRE HAVE BEES MORE MXTT KILLED In Louisiana for political reasons from 1854 down to 1874 than have fallen In all your Indian wars for twenty years. It looked to him as If there was a concerted plan to obtain possession of all tbe Southern states, and by murder and terror arive ont an vestige oi tne itepuDlIcan party. Then they will have tbe whole South solid, and all tbey need will be two or three Northern Slates, Which they can easily get, and thus se cure control of tbe;eleetoral college. He denied tbat he bad said the whole Southern nnlA am murderers. He did not believe that; but be did believe that, as he bad said, murder was rampant In many sections or the South. He was glad to meet the Southern gentlemen on tbe floor, snd clad to bear tbe sentiments wblcb they expressed, but those sentiments were notex pressed elsewhere. Those were not the BEXTIUE5TS WHICH PREVAILED IX THE SOUTH. Mr. GORDON said if the Senator meant that be uttered sentiments on this floor which he would not ntter In Georgia nor in Fannel ball that Sen ator uttered a libel on bis character. Mr.MERRIMON said the statements which be bad habitually uttered In this Senate be bad uttered In North Carolina Mr. MORtON repeated that those sentiments were sot the sentiments which operated in tbe South. Mr. GORDON. Tbey are operative in Georgia. Mr. MEERIMON. They are operative in North Carolina. ..Mr. SCOTT asked to reftr Mr. Mkbbixob to the case or Mr. D. Sehenck, a member otluo bar of North Carolina, who testified that he was a mem ber of tbe Ku-Klux organization. He asked tbe Senator If this man had not been elected to the bench In North Carolina. Mr. MARRIMON. Yes: and: there Is no more quiet and orderly district in tne. United States than bis district, where every man, white ami black, enjoys his liberty. Mr. SCOTT asked whether THIS JUDGE HAS BOT BHOT'DOWB A XXORO In the streets of one of the cities of his district, and was ho ver brought to trial for it. Mr..MERBIMON said the facts were that tbe judge had teen assaulted In his own office by a drunken negro, whom be Implored to leave, and whom he finally shot down In self-defence, and he was Indicted, tried and acquitted. They bad a Republican Governor in North Carolina, and this Governor, in bis recent message, had stated that everything was orderly and peaceful throughout North Carolina. Mr. SCHURZ submitted tbe following, which, be said, be would ask to take np on Monday and speak to: Retalved, Tbat the Committee on tbe Judiciary be Instructed to inquire what legislation by Con gress is necessary to secure to the people of Louis iana their rights of self-government nnder the Constitution, and to report with the least possi ble delay by bill or otherwise. Mr. MORTON continued at some length tn discussing tbe condition or affairs In tbe South. He quoted from tbe election returns of Georgia to prove that tbe Republican vote in that State bad DECREASED TBOJC 100,000, IB 1883, TO 5,000 IBlSTL Now, no (.explanation could account for this. It was evident that this, enormeus decrease In the Republican vote came Irom intimidation, murder and terror. He alluded to a ease which had hap. pened In Troup county. At the last election sev eral hundred negroes bad been deprived or their Tctes. He also quoted from the testlmony-as to tbe election In Rapides parish and tbe Intimida tion which was practiced there. He read frxm the minority report In tbe Kuklux lnyestlgatloo, to tbe effect tbat the negro and the wblte nun could sot live as equals, and that wben tbe party (SCO Third F-nse.)