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- 11 &j l&pbltott TOL.XV. WASHINGTON. D. C, MONDAY MOKNING, JANUARY 25, 1875. NO. 52. faffirtel KANSAS TO THE RESCUE. BORDER RUFFIAN SEED BEARS FRUIT. SHE SYMPATHIZES WITH LOUISIANA. EESOLITIO.VS OF THE LEGISLATIVE. The Situation Properly Explained. Frcoecdinpii or Ihc Snb-CommlHeP Proposition or the Democrat The Scualorinl BallolH Catholic Church Biirnd Threntenc 1 Indian Troubles Fires .nd Floods Brief Telegrams. Resolutions by the Kansas Legislature. TortKA. KAitsas, Jan. 24. The following resolutions were passed by the House yesterday by a Tote or CO to M, the debate listing from Friday evening until 1 a. m. yesterday : Whereas tbe Legislature or the Stateor Louisi ana at Its reecut convention, and while engaged In orderly and lawful process of organising, was invaded ty a mob, which violently interrupted its proceeding?, prevented Its organization and forcibly took posiession or Its ball: Whereas a majority or said Legislature did thereupon appeal to tbe Governor of the State for protection: Whereas tbe Governor did Immediately re spond to said request for protection, and by tbe assistance ol the nllltary force ol tbe United States there present, under constitutional requisi tion upon the President, did reinstate said Legis lature In peaceful possession oi Its ball, so that It conld complete Its legal organisation; and. Whereas the right of tbe legislature to as semble and peaceably perfect Its organization safe from violence Is the fundamental rightof all leglslasive bodies at all and whatever cost; there fore Keiolred. First, we Indorse the recent special message ortbo President or tbe United states In relation to tbe condition of affairs In Louisiana as able, fair and convincing, and as containing a triumphant vindication of his official action in the premises, second, we have tho highest confidence In the valor, patriotism and Integrity orLlcutec ast General Sheridan, and that he can depend upon the sapp rt of tbe loyal people of this na tion In tbe performance or his duties In upholding the Constltntion and the laws of the country; third, that tbe Secretary of State be Instructed to tend copies of these resolutions to the President, Lieutenant General Sheridan and our Senators and Representatives In Congress. Ihe Whole Thing in a Hut-shell. CSpeclal to the National Ccpubllein.l New Oella's, Jan. 21 llarper'1 HVeUyand some other journals seem to be laboring under an erroneous impression. They take tbe ground that Governor Kellogg could not Invoke the mili tary even to suppress domestic violence, because the Legislature was In session or could becon Tened. The tacts are The Legislature was not In session, neither could It be convened. Tbe House Is composed or one hundred and eleven members; only one hundred and six were returned elected. Nei'her tbe Republicans or Democrats had a quorum. The Republicans had fifty-two, tbe Democrats fifty there were absent rour. The fifty, aided by outelde parties, seized the hall and prevented a legal organization. A disorderly mob was the result. A lolenco and bloodshed were imminent. The fifty-two Republicans, a aajorlty of thoso present, applied to the Governor for protection to enable tbe Legislature to organ ize. No Legislature was or could bo in session while this condition ol things continued. To avoid bloodshed the Governor Invoked tbe Fede ral authority to aid tbe State authorities In sup pressing violence, thus enabling the Legislature to legally organize. No member of the Legisla ture was Interfered with. The Hoar committee are taking evidence. The Republican are very confident that the result will controvert the re port of Phelrs and Potter and place those gentle men In no enviable light. Labors of the Congressional Coramittee Prop osition of the Democrats Card of Cotton Brokers and Planters at Shreveport, Who See Everything in a Bos; Light. New Orleaab, Jan. 23. The attention of the Congressional committee of investigation to-day was confined to tbe action of the returning board. Tbe Conservative caucus adopted the followiog, which was read to tbe Congressional committee and accepted by the chairman to be taken under consideration' Betolred by this House caucus, composed of the Conservative members returned by tbe returning board and those claiming to have been undoubt edly elected but dclraudcd by the board. That desiring, In tbe Interest of our afflicted state, to have a solution of our political troubles and rely ing on tbe integrity and fairness of tho rour gen tlemen, members or the Congressional committee cow in New Orleans, and in advance of any inves tigation on their part, we, as a body, hereby ask tbexn, ir the tak Is not considered too onerous, to take tbe returns of 1874. together with all fair and relevant testimony, and upon such returns and evidence declare what members ol tbe Legis lature were elected. SACErvEroirr Jan. 23. The undersigned breth ren, residents oi Shreveport, Louisiana, have read with inexpressible astonishment the statements made by General Merrill and others representing this community in a condition of anarchy and Its people lawless ana aenant; staling tnat in tuts vicinity there are cot less than two hundred and fllty political criminals, that rreodmen are syste matically maltreated and cheated or their earn ings, and that two thousand have been driven from their homes In penury. We most solemnly assert that all such statements are baseless misrepre sentations and abturdly false. There is no law lessness here nor in this vicinity that has come to our knowledge. The only disorders that we havo known was made by this mllltory slanderer, just before tbe election, by sending his soldiers raid ing over tbe country arresting unresisting citizens for imaginary offences, who bave cot been held lor trial, because there was no evidenceor guilt. If ordinary crimes are col rigorously punished by our present judicial authorities It is through uj fault of tho Intelligent and virtuous part of the community, who have had no voice in their selec tion. 11 any tenantry have been ejected, it his been to a small extent, and mostly, if not alto gether, vag-bonds and the vicious, ir there De any destitution among tbe colored people it is In no sense from want Jl remunerative employment. The relation of tbe two races is unusually friendly, arising doubtless from the fact that at the recent election many colored men voted wltb the tax- ayers, the Conservative ticket. We think the good order here quite remarkable, when we re flect that the parish officials and representatives who were elected by six hundroi majorltv In as orderly an election as ever was witnessed have teen fir the seoond time cbeatel of their success by the present ruling dynasty, and will only add that the statements referred to are so outrage ously false and groundless that they could only have originated in a crazy brain and poorly con ceived malice. S. B Steers, cotton buyer. New York; E. L. Dene!, cotton bujer, Rhode Island; F.J. How ard, cotton buyer, Connecticut: U. W. Burt, mer chant, Iowa: E. H. Crosby. New York; D. U. Sbapley, planter. New York; A. E. Wright, plan ter, (JLio; and Frank Lewis, boot and shoe dealer, Boston. TAHKANY HALL. "Glittering Generalities" from the General Committee. New Y ork, Jan. 23. Tbe Tammany hall gen eral committee at a meeting to-night, elected a Xnll board of officer, with Abram S. Hewitt as chairman. A Hng series of resolutions were adopted, de nouccing the Interference of Federal soldiery with tbe civil administration or State governments in the South, and any interference by tbe Federal Government In the political alfalra of the several State, except to resist invasion, or In case ot the setaal existence of domestic violence: denouncing all attempts to terrorize the press; demanding a currency equal to coin: repeal ol tbe Poland libel lav And all similar acts. Tbe principal resolu tion reads- And declaring that they expect and demand, on the assembling of the next Congress, that the Democratic majority in tbe House or Representatives make a searching and rigid ex amination into the affairs of the General Gov trnmect, Death of a Naval Officer Supposed Case of Abortion Eefuted. PnfiABL?HiA, Jan. 24. Captain Thomas C. Harris. United States navy, died this morning at the Naval asylum In this city, altera brier Ill ness. He was born in this State in 1823, from ?vlilch he was appointed. The coroner to-day held an Inquest on Mary Sckle. aged twenty-four, upon whom It was thangbt an abortion had been produced, and whcee body had beta exhumed for medical opera t'ons. Theresmltof tbe pott mortem made this zenrclogdisclctel the fact that death bad re sulted from pleura-pnessaonia, and a verdict to that effect retderecf. Tbe parties' arrested on the charge at being implicated In an abortion wen dlKtsictd. Fatal Affray. Louisville, Jan. 24. During a quarrel last night at Lancaster, Ky., W. L. Miller, keeper or the Lancaster boUl, shot and killed W Bjc' - titer, a prominent citizen. SEHATOBIAL CONTESTS. Democrats in West Virginia Divided Andy Johnson in a Tight Place Outlook for Bam sey. WESTYlnOISIA. CiitciHH ATI, Jan. 23. In a Joint Democratic caucus or tbe Legislature at Charleston, W. Va, last night, two .ballots were taken for United States senator. The last resulted as follows: H. s. Walker. 17; I N. Comden, 16; S. Price, 10; J. Brannon, 12. The caucusing promises to bo long and tedious. Adjourned until to-day. KISSES OTA. St. Paul, Jan. 23. Both Houses or the Legis lature have adjourned till Tuesday. The vote for United States Senator In joint session yesterday was without change from the previous balloting. A sensation was caused by an explanation from Mr. Fettit concerning an alleged attempt by friends or Ramsey to purchase the vote or Mr. lngersoll. Pettlt bolted the caucus nomination on that account, but It is generally believed the charge Is unfounded, and proceeding from the misconstruction of an Intended jest. TEXXESSEE. Nashville, Jan. 23. Tbe two Houses met In convention at noon to-day. The ballot was not materially changed up to the forty-fourth ballot, in which Governor Brown received a compliment ary vote of 32, and then his came was withdrawn. Excitement was Intense in tbe thirty-fifth ballot. Johnson received 33, Stephens 21, Brown 1, Bates 24. Ewlng 6, Qnarles 10, scattering 3. Forty. second Daiiot jonnson , oiepnens , oai.es ut, Ewlng 3, James 1. Forty-third ballot Johnson I SO, Stephens 23, Bates S2, scattering 2. Stephens was withdrawn after the forty-third ballot. Forty fourth ballot Johnson 42, Bates 43, Ewlng 0, scattering 3; necessary for a choice, 11. Forty firth ballot Johnson 43, Bates 48, Ewlnz 4, Brown 1. Forty-ninth ballot Johnson 42, Bites 45, Stephens 1, Ewlng 7, Henry 1. The convention then adjourned until Monday. Quarles with drew nis name alter me lony.nrsL oaiiou CALLTOENTA. Damages by tho Flood Heavy Bains. Sab Fbaxcieco, Jan. 23. Tbe flood in Marys- Tlllo has subsided. It is found that muchdamage has teen done to property by water. There Is great destitution among the Inhabitants, and i money and supplies or clothing and provisions ! have been sent in from neighboring towns and , from this city. John Williams and Thos. Pardee were drowned. The loss of live stock In the sur rounding country is heavy. ShermanandMltcboII I Islands, at Delta. In the Sacramento river, are Inundated. It rained heavily here last night, and the storm continues to-day, with no prospect of clearing up. Further damage is apprehended from the floods in the valleys. SHOCK OF AS EARTHQUAKE SESTEKCE 07 THE EAJ.DIT YASQCEZ 1DIAK SErnEDATIOSS. San Frakcisco, Jan. 24. Dispatches Irom Butte Plumas and Sierra counties reports that a heavy shock of earthquake was felt at 4 o'clock mis morning. 1 Yesterday the banditti Vaznez was sentenced I to be bung on the lfth or March, tbe motion for a new trial being deoled. ' Indian affairs are very threatening in the neigh borluod ol HUa, Nevada, and it has been found necessary to remove families from the Pahmuagat valley tu liika Muddy and l'loche for safety. ( It Is ascertained from the Indians themselves thatslnco last July fifteen white men bave been killed by savages, who have been driving on the cattle In that neighborhood lately.and settlers In the valley think they will attempt to carry out their threat to drive the whites from tbe valley t entirely. Application has been mado at l'iocho for men aid arms to assist the people of Hlka. Relief has btui forwarded from all parts of the State to the Marysvllle sntlorerr. Much excitement prevails at Los Angelos about tbe proposed change In tho route oi tne ooutnern racinc ranroaa. THE CENTENHIAL. Visit cf the Congressional Delegation The Saturday Night Club's Dinner. Philadelphia, Jan. 23. The Congressional delegation of members of tbe House Centennial Committee arrived bere this morning. At 10.30 they visited tbe Centennial rooms, where Director ' General Goshorne explained to them tbe locitlon of the exhibition buildings, and imparted Impor tant information In regard to the exhibition gen erally. Also treated of the railway facilities for reaching the grounds, and the means of transpor- tatlon rurnlsbed by the State. Mr. Cochrane, or , the board or finance, gave Interesting details as to the size and character or the buildings, cost, time or completion, and terms or contract. Ex Governor Bigler addressed tho members on tbo financial aspect, showing that the success or the International Exhibition was assured. General Hawley, president ol tbe commissioners, said that the Government was expected to provide medals of award, furnish police lorce for tho protection or tbe goods of tbe exhibitors. and also provide accom modations whereby tbe Government departments could bo properly represented at the exhibition. I Alter an examination or plans and drawings, tbe delegation proceeded in carriages to tbe Centen nial grounds, where tbe art gallery, which Is far advanced In construction, was the object of much interest. To-night the whole delegation attended the Saturday Night Club, at the invltoiHanr orc w Chtlds, and wr thrfl joined by Pres l ident Grant, several members of his Cabinet, and I a number ol prominent Invited guests. I MISSISSIPPI. I The Vickaburg Sheriffalty Steamer Sunk. VirKSBuro, Jan. 23 A movement Is on foot to I make good Crosby's bond, on condition that be gets out ot tbe way and puts an acceptable deputy 1 in the office, who will have full charge. Many of the citizens strongly condemn the project to mako tbe bond, believing Flanagan to be the legally i clcctrd shcrlfi, and that he ought to be sustained in the courts. The steamer Cltv or Q nlncv sunk at Chotard on Thursday night last to her first deck In a tog. Only the freight In the hold will be damaged. A Church Burned. Hartford, Coss, Jan. 24. St. Patrick's church, Vicar General James Hughes, pastor was destroyed by flro early this morning, leaving only the walls standing. The church was a free- j stone edifice, capable or seating 2,300 people. Among the church property destroyed, which In cluded all the sacred emblems or worship, was Imported music, valued at a large sum, which the pattor bad secured during a period or over twenty years. All tbe valuable bulldlng:aljo!nlng , tbe Convent school bouse, etc., were uninjured. Tbe loss Is estimated at tlM.COO; Insurance, 175,000. I The origin or the fire Is in some doubt, the in surance people believing there was some defect ' In the iuruace tines, and tbe pastor thinking It the work of an Incendiary. The church will be I immediately rebuilt. I Death of an Old Journalist. Baltiior2, Jan. 21. Wm. H. Gobrlgbt, ror i the past Siven years chler clerk In the clerk's office or t'je Circuit Court or this city, died last night, aged bo. The deceased was ror a long time connected with tbe weekly press or Baltimore, being attached to the editorial staff or the Sunday Telegram ror five years. He enjoyed the fullest cocuaeuce ana esteem oi tno community. South Carolina Baces. Charleston, Jan. 24. On Saturday, at Wash ington course, tbe first race was a dash or two miles. Three ran. Won by Bacon's Granger, with Mattle second. Time, 4:08. In tbe second race, consolation stakes, for beaten horses, three ran and was won by llltchcock'j Luiltla 11., with Katie Lee second. The last race was a hurdle race, two miles. Six ran and was won by Friers Midnight, Captain Jack second. Time, 4-08. m Business Beviving. Lowell, Mass., Jan. 24. The Appleton Man. ufecturlng Company will tomorrow start two hundred and fifty looms, whlch.havo been idle for ten wcaks, and will employ one hundred and twenty-five additional operatlt es for the balance of the winter. Successor to Mr. Bice. CnicAoo, Jan. 23. At a special election to-day in the First Congressional district, B. O. Caul, field. Democratic Congressman-elect Irom that district, was elected to fill the vacancy in tbo present Congress caused by tbe death of John B. Homicide of a State Officer. Nzw Okleaks, Jan. 24. W. A. Meek, (co1 ored,) Assistant Secretary of SUte, was killed last night by George Paris, (colored,) tax asses sor. In an altercation reported to be about a woman. Frozen to Death. "Tofeka, Jan. 24. Captain H. A. White, leader of the Connecticut colony In Russell county, froze to death near his house during the reeent severe weather. AN EXTENSIVE COAL DEPOT. Enterprise of the Baltimore and Potomac Eail ro&d Company. The Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Company have just completed the purchase or tbe half of square 2(7, fronting on Maryland avenue between Thirteen-and-a-half and Fourteenth streets, and it Is proposed to establish there a coal depot, where all the coal brought OTer the road to this city will be unloaded. The annoyance of unload ing tbe ears on the side tracks on Maryland and Virginia avenues will thus be avoided. It will be recollected tbat a few years since the grade of Maryland avenue. In tbe neighborhood of the Long bridge, was raised, and, as a consequence, the buildings on this square were rendered, at least so far as appearances are concerned, unde sirable residences, and a cumber ol suits were en tered for damages, several being cow pending. It is contemplated to remove the buildings and erect around the property a wall surmounted by a handsome railing, and six tracks will be run Into the premises on trestle work, beneath which will be pockets for the reception of coal. This Improvement will add to the appearance or that section of the city, and virtually ends the suit for damages, for most or the property-holders who have sold are well pleased with the prises paid them, and the citizens generally with tbe pro', peet that the present unsightly appearance of tl haU-turied buildings wjcl very short duration. GEN. GARIBALDI IN ROME. ALFONSO'S TENDER OF AMNESTY AEJTSIBEST OF THE TTBKISH qtESTIOI. DFATH OF CANON KJCNGSLES'. SEIZURE OF CARLIST ARMS. Fnllnro of the Ie Droglie Ministry The Die Temple and De Cases Dlf- flcnlty Settled Queen Victoria Deceive a Letter from tbe Kins; of Spain. ITALY. Honors to Garibaldi at Borne. Roue, Jan. 24. General Garibaldi landed at Clvlta Vecchla yesterday evening. He was re ceived with tbe most enthusiastic demonstrations by the people, and conducted through the town by a torchlight procession. The General arrived to-day in Rome. Ue was met at tbo railway station by the mayor and members oi the munici pality, and cordially welcomed to the city. Sev eral workmen's societies formed in procession with bands and escorted the old hero to his hotel, lmmenso crowds lined the streets, and cheered with the wildest enthusiasm as the General passed. No disorder marked the demonstration. Rohe, Jan. 24. The most extravagant demon strations of popular leeling were made at Gari baldi's reception to-day. Tbe people took tbe horses Irom bis carriage and drew htm to his hotel. The crowd around the hotel was so great that Garibaldi was obliged to leave incognito and proceed to a private residence. He is ex pected to be present on Monday night In the Chamber of Deputies, and will prebably speak during the debate on arrests or Republicans. SPAIN. Offers of Pardon to all who Lay Down Their Arms Letters to European Monarchs The Accession Officially Proclaimed in Cuba Seizure of Carlist Arms. Madrid, Jan. 23. King Alfonso Issued two proclamations to-day. One Is addressed to the Inhabitants of the Basque provinces and Navarre. To them tbe King says that be longs for peace, but will fight for bis rights; that ho Is the repre sentative or a dynasty which their fathers swore to obey; tbat be Is a Catholic, and will see that full justice is again done to tbe Church, and that If they will lay down their arms they will sco prosperity revive In Cuba and will regain the lreedom they enjoyed under Hueen Isabella. He oilers full amnesty to all who comply wltb his teims. Tbe other proclamation Is addressed to the army, from whom tbe King demands abnega tion and energy. Beclis, Jan. 23. A courier has arrived in this city bearing an autograph letter from King Al fonso to the Emperor William. He has similar letters for tbe Emperor c4 Austria and King of Italy, and will proceed from this city to VieuLa and Rome. Hatasa, Jan. 23. Alfonso was officially pro claimed King of Spain to-day by Captain Goneral Concha In public In the presence or aldermen anl civil and military authorities. Tbe ceremony took place In Isabella Park. The royal standard was displayed. Madrid, Jan. 24. King Alfonso, In his procla nation of yesterday, promises to respect thi Fueros or the Basque provinces, and exhort those officers whom tbe revolution Induced to join Don Carlos to return to tbelr comrades In the army or Spain. The King to-day reviewed forty thousand troops at Peralta and was warmly cheered ay tho soldiers as tbey marched by. Paris, Jan. 24. Tbe French authorities on the Spanish rroctler hare seized convoy of arms des tined ror the Carlisle. Madrid, Jan. 24. Various rumors are In circu lation hero of a compromise with Don Carlos. FBANCE. Be Broglie's Failure The Difficulty Between Dn Temple and Decazes. Losdox, Jan. 25. The Timet' correspondent at Paris telegraphs It is considered that tbe Duke De Brcglle, by tbe part be took In Friday's de bate in the Assembly, has dissipated all chances of forming a new administration, as the vote on the motion to close debate, which was made and supported by his partisans, proved there was a majority of nearly 100 against him. The Duke Decazes recently sent seconds to M. Du Temple to demand an explanation ol certain LHlera enarErrug him with violating; his engage ments. It is announced that the difficulty has been amicably settled. GBEAT BBITAIN. The Queen Officially Advised by Alfonso of his Accession Death of Bev. Chas. Kingslcy. Losdos, Jan. 24. An autograph letter from Alfonso was delivered to Queen Victoria on Sat urday, formally advising her oi his accession to tbe throne, and assuring her or his Intention to rule over Spain en constitutional principles. A similar notification has been received by France. Rev. Charles Klngsley Is dead. A meeting or Liberal members or Parliament, to select a leader for the party, is appointed for February 3. MONTENEGBO. Subjects Ordered Home from Abroad. Viessa, Jan. 23. Tbe Montenegrin Govern ment has ordered Its subjects residing abroad to return home. Twelve thousand Montenegrin troops bave been ordered to the frontier. TBE AFFAIR COMPROMISED. Viesxa, Jan. 24. The Montenegrin difficulty has been compromised. The citizens or Monte negro who are implicated In tbe Podgoritza mas sacre arc to be tried at Cettlgne. Tbe evidence or tbe Turkish witnesses in the cases will be takenat the lrontler town or Spush. MEXICO. Denial of the Becognition of the English Debt. City of Mexico via Havana, Jan. 24. The Diario officially denies the slgalng of any docu mectireccgcltlng the English debts,acd add that such contract never will be signed. BBIEF TELEOBAUS. The Astor house in New York has been closed for repairs. Lorlng Andrews, one or the leading business men or New York, is dead. A 113 Sisters of Charity, expelled from Mexico, have arrived at Havana en route for France. An unknown man, supposed to be a German, committed suicide near tbe Willow-street whirr. In Philadelphia, on Friday night, Mary Allen cut her throat in Philadelphia on Friday evening. She was an opium-eater and had made several attempts on her life. Colonel James W. H in ton, of Norfolk, a promi nent lawyer and politician, formerly of North Carolina, died suddenly on Saturday. Nearly a thousand persons are thrown out of employment by tbe failure ol Ladenhabet's hosiery mills at Frankfort, Pennsylvania. The funeral or Charles IC Fox, the actor, was numerously attended on Saturday by members of the theatrical profession In New York. Harris, the New York custom-house Inspector convicted or smuggling 20,000 cigars Jhas been sen tenced to two years in the penitentiary. There was tbe usual number of hair-breadth escapes from the Ice when the tide cbaugod In tbe East river Saturday, setting the ice in metion. The dry goods house of Heath, Anderson A Co., of Boston, recently suspended, shows assets to tbe amount or (339,829, and tbe liabilities o09,409. Ac extension will probably be granted by thslr creditors. Mary Reynolds, of Holliston, Mass., proprie tress of a "baby farming" establishment, has been arrested, with an accomplice, eharged with poisoning five Infants committed to her charge In eight weeks. Flora Squire, wile or George H. Squire, district attorney or Carbondale. Pa, committed suicide while laboring under a fit or temporary Insanity, on Friday nlgbt, by hanging herseir from a peg In the wall. The steamer Mediator, from New York for Fer aandlna, ashore on Barnegat shoals, will probably be a total loss, her keel being reported as gone to pieces. Her cargo was principally intended for Augusta and Atlanta. Its value Is roughly esti mated at (50,000. The vessel's value is estimated at KO.ooo to (76,000. The Miller's River Manufacturing Company's woolen mill at Athol, Mass., was burned Satur day morning. Loss (25,000. John Oleason's house at Crawford, N. J., was burned Friday, and two or his children, aged re spectively four and two years, perished. A. O. Monad's varnish factory, on Hunter's Point, L. L, has been burned, with 2,000 barrels ot varnish. Loss (S0,C00; insured. The Texas Pacific From the Louisville Courier-Journal. There are three Democrats from Tennessee, let us remind the Banner Whltthorne, Bright and Adklns and they do cot exhibit any more in terest In the Texas Paelflo outlet than Beck, Crossland and Durham, or than John Young; Brown and Lamar, the two most brilliant orators of the House. Yet the measure Is of more Im portance to the South than all other questions united. The people, more practical and saga cious than their politicians, see it cltirly, and hare spoken In their boards of trade, their cham bers of commerce and their granges. Tbe South, era press, including tbe press of Kentucky, faith, fully represent the popular feeling and Interest. When 1 take up a book I hare read before I know what to expeet; the satisfaction Is not less ened by being anticipated. I shake hands with aid look our old, tried and valued frlmd in tbe isce. eomptre notes, and chat the henr away. Z2ax2iit CURRENT CAPITAL TOPICS. Republican Caucns Saturday Night. Tbe Republican members of the House held a caucus on Saturday night, pursuant to adjourn ment from Friday eight. It was largely at tended, and the proceedings were marked with good reeling and unanimity ot purpose. The oom mlttee appointed to prepare business reported a resolution sustaining and approving the policy ol tbe Administration in recognising the Kellogg government In Louisiana, which was adopted, with the uxderstandlng that it shall be presented and passed by the House very soon. Many or the members present who have heretofore fol lowed Mr. Butler, with bit proposition for a new election, yielded their hearty aequlescenee to the caucus resolution, and will stand by it firmly. In fact It is not expected that any opposition of a serious character will be developed against that resolution except from the Democratic side of tho House. The caucus committee further reported a reso lution providing that the civil rights bill shall be taken up and acted upon definitely without de lay. This does not mean that action will be reached to-day, hut that the measure is to be dis posed or very soor. Tbe caucus also agreed to report a resolution to the House to-day to so change the rules which govern tbat body as to provide tbat a majority vote will be all tbit is required to euspead the rules lor tbe consideration or important meas ures, acd tbat only one dilatory motion affecting such measures shall be entertained by the Chair. It Is expected tbat this resolution will meet with serious opposition, but Its prompt passage will enable tbe Republican majority In the House to carry Into effect its settled policy without in. cumng the aeisyj occasioned oy Democratic filibustering. It is intended. In fact, to flank the Democratlo minority by depriving it of all power to execute its design to force an extra session of Congress. It will be opposed by weak-kneed Republicans and such so-called Republicans as J. Ambler Smith, of Va., but will bo supported by every man who alms to be a bold and fearless acd honest lriend of Republican principles. Tbe vote on the passage will be worth preserving. Financial Outlook. The receipts from the customs have increased slightly within tbe past lew days, but are still very light in comparison with previous years. The amount now being received Is scarcely more than sufficient to meet tbe Interest on tbe public debt and other obligations of tbe Government which require coin payments. Trcaury officials do not anticipate a very material Increase or cus toms receipts during the spring months, after which time there will probably be a filling oil sufficient to bring the receipts even below tbe prtsent low ebb. The currency receipts from all sources are not sufficient to meet the current ex penses of tbe Government, and It will be but a short time before the surplus accumulated In the Treasury by tbe sale of gold will be exhausted, which will necessitate a resumption of gold sales. In tbe meantime the Secretary or tbe Treasury will urge upon Congress tbe necessity or passing before tbe 4th or Marsh next a bill which will in crease the customs revenue, and thereby prenare the Treasury to meet any emergency which may arise rendering gold sales necessary. The amount ol coin cow In the Treasury is cot suffi cient to warrant such sales. There has been a considerable railing oil In the Internal revenue receipts during tbe past wecx, and the estimates made during tbe first week of tbe present month, when the receipts wero very large, tbat tbe total ror tbe month would reach If cot exceed (10,000,000, will cot, uoless there is a large increase ror the remaining days or the month, be verified. The following changes bare taken place In the balances In tbe Treasury up to the close of busi ness on Saturday last, as compared with the debt statement Issued on tbe 2d Instant: Coin decrease, (10,(81,210; currency decrease, (3,939,257; coin cer tificates increase, (4,oes,50O. The cola decrease and coin certificates aggregated show nearly fif teen million less coin In the Treasury than there was January 2. The following is tbe financial exhibit of the Treasury at the close of business Saturday: Cur rency, (10,013,074; special deposit of legal-tenders for redemption of certificates of deposit, (49,540, 000; cole, (71,700,239; Including coin certidcates, (27,(09,100; outstanding legal tenders, (332,000, coo. The receipts irom Internal revenue sources on Saturday were (274,921.61. Total receipts ror tbe month to date, (8,753,518.81. The Treasury now holds (3t4,45C,eO0 In United States bonds to secure national bank circulation, and (19,432.200 to secure public deposits. National bank circula tion outstanding (347,871,090, or which amount (2,270,000 are xold sous. Naval Intelligence. Tbe United States steamer Plymouth arrived at Key West on the 20th instant. Lieutenant Commander F. J. Hlgglnson, detached from tbe caval rendezvous, Boston, and ordered as execu tive officer on bosrd tho receiving ship at Boston. Passed Assistant Engineer R. W. Mulligan, from the navy yard, Norfolk, and pliced on waiting orders. The Cadetship Sale. The House Committee on Naval Affairs who had under consideration tbe alleged sale of a ca detship by Representative Stowell, of Va,, hive concluded their inquiry, and will to-day submit a report entirely exooeratlog Mr. Stowell from the charge. The Investigation has been thorough and the result is In perfect accord with tbe con stantly expressed views ofallwboare acquilnled with the character of ilr. Stowell. KICB3GAH. The Defeat of Senator Chandler Sketch of his Successor, Judge Christiancy. The news or the defeat of the veteran Republi can Senator from Michigan, Hon. Zach. Chand ler, his been received In this city with varied feelings. During his long Senatorial career tbe longest continuous service of any Senator now living and tbe whole of that time having been an unswerving and pronounced Radical Repub lican, he has, of course, made many enemies. Some of these may be found among Republicans who bave differed with him upon personal and others upon political grounds, while not a few readily consent to his defeat upon the ground that he has been here long enough, beyond bis days of usefulness. But by far tbe greater por tion of this community have learned of his de feat with profound regret, tempered and softened though tbat regret may be with tbo knowledge tbat his successor Is also a Republican In poli tics. A special dispatch to the New York Timet, Irom Detroit, gives tbe following deeply Interest ing account of tbe close contest which his Just ended In his defeat: "It will be recollected tbat at the nominating caucus fourteen Republicans refused to ptrtlcl pate, but by Tuesday six or them had been won over to bis support by persistent lobbying, and he received that day sixty-three votes, sixty-seven being necessary to elect. The eight anti-Chandler Recubllcans divided thelrsupport between Judge Christiancy, or tbe Supreme Court, and Wehiter Chllds, the Granger candidate. The Democrats scattered away a dozen of the leading men yes tcrday en Joint bollot, and Mr. Chandler gained one more vote, leaving him only three short,whlle tbe Democrats concentrated on G.V. N. Lithrop, or this city. Last night the Democrats secretly decided to swing their whole strength over to Judge Christiancy, and elect him with the aid or the antl-Ohandler Republicans. This was dono at neon to-day amid the most Intenso excitement, when Judge Christiancy received exactly the ne cessary sixty-seven votes, one or the antl-Ohandler minority voting tbe Granger candidate still. Tbe sixty-four Chandler votes or the day before then commenced to change to Governor Bagley and other candidates, hoping by this means to run back some of the Republican minority, and balfan hour or tbe most intense excitement was occupied in this work. Ihe Christiancy column remained steady, however, and he was finally de clared elected amid great confusion." SKETCH Or JUDGK CHRISTIANCY. The new Senator from Michigan, Judge Isaac P. Christiancy, was bom near Johnstown, N. Y., In tbe year 1812, and Is now nearly sixty-three years of age. He came to this State In 1831, and located at Monroe, which continued to be his home until last year, when he moved to Lansing. Originally a Democrat, Judge Christiancy was Instinctively and warmly anti-slavery In his views and soon became prominent politically. He was elected to the State Senate from Monroe county as a Free-Soil Democrat In 1848, and In 1852 re ceived the Free-Soil nomination for Governor, his law partner, Gov. Robert McClelland, being the Democratic, and Zacbariab Chandler tbe Whig candidate. In 1857 Mr. Christiancy was again a rival candidate with Mr. Chandler, this time for the United States Senatorshlpwhen Mr. Chandler was first nominated. Mr. Christiancy was then the most prominent or the other Repub lican candidates ror the poaltion,recelvlng twenty, two votes to rorty-nlnefor Mr. Chandler on tbe final ballot. In March, 1857, be was elected to the supreme bench of the State, and has retained the position for seventeen years, adding steadily to his repu. Utlon as a sound and able jurist. In 1845 he was re-elected an associate justice, obtaining both the Republican acd Democratic nominations. Dur ing 1872 and 1873 he filled tbe seat of chler Justice under the law conferring that position upon tho senior judge on the bench. In 1873 he was again re-elected on both tickets, receiving all the votes cast. Judge Christiancy is lc tbe lull possession of physlcaland intellectual vigor, and will make a dignified acd able Senator, refiectlngcredlt upon the Sute. As a lawyer he has no superior In this State In soundness and logical force. He is a man of strong character, or ample stores or useful In lormaUcn, and or practical capacity. In politics he is a sound and earnest, though cot a partisan, Republican. Upon eeonomle questions he favors a sound currency and a revenue tarlfl with Inci dental protection. In all respect he Is well fitted for the position to which he has Just been chosen. Do we, mad as we all are after riches, hear often enough from the pulpit the spirit or those words In which Dean Swift, In his epitaph on the affluent and profligate Colonel Chartre, an nounces the small esteem of wealth In the eyes or God, from tbe fact or his thus lavishing It upon tbe meanest and lowest of his creatures ? WMfflt. ARTILLERY EXPERIMENTS. CALIBRE OF PRESENT ARMAMENT. OUR COASTS NOW DEFENCELESS. SMOOTH-BORES PLAYEi: OUT TRANSFORMATION INTO BITX.E3. "In Pence Prepare for "Wsw" Experi mental Ground at Sandy lloob Crippled Besjonrces of the De partmentCoat of Eneh Bound-Ettlmntea of lands Heeded for Experimenting;. Tbe following is the letter referred to by the President In his message on coast defences and armament: Ordnaxce Oftici, Wab Dipahtuxxt, 1 Wasuingtov, Dec 11, 1874. I Sir: 1 have the honor to submit for the action or tbe Secretary or War the following; 1. In my sLnual report, submitted in October last, 1 expressed the belief that, prior to the meeting of Congress much valuable Information would be obtained from experiments with certain experimental guns, then nearly ready for trial, which would enable this bureau to report under standing on tbat most Important subject, the "armament of our fortifications." Although the information is not as complete as wis expected, sufficient has been done and reported apoawhleh to base tbe following recommendations: THE rS3E3T ARXAXZXT. There are at present in our forts the following heavy guns: 321 15-inch Rodman guns, smeoth bore; 1,294 10-lcch Rodman guns, smooth-bore; 80 8-lnch Parrott rifles; 40 10-mch Parrott rifles. These Parrott rifles, even if reliable, where usin,r the heavy battering charges required In modern warfare or which doubts are entertained are so lew In cumber as to constitute but an unim portant Item among tbe 4,181 guns required ror our forts, when ready for tbelr armaments. Rifle guns ranging from eight to twelve Inches in calibre, with power suOcient to penetrate at considerable distances tbe armor of Iron-clad ves sels, must be provided. Tbe heaviest rifles are those ol the present, as tbey will be of the future; and while smooth-bores may, for some time to come, play a secondary part for want or a more powerful weapon, they must Inevitably yield to the rifle in every Important juncture, as the old smooth-bore musket has given place to the breech-loading rifle In tbe hands or a soldier. While thus expressing the conviction tbat the days or smcoth-bore ordnance are passing away, I desire to call attention to tbe laet tbat the first grand stride toward the Introduction or great guns In any service was made In tbla country by the late Gen. Rodman, or the Ordnance, Depart ment, whose reputation as an ordnance officer Is world-wide, acd that the 15-lncb gun he first made In 1860 was tbe most powerful weapon then anowc, soon to oe surpassed oy nis-u-incn smootn tore, made In 1804, weighing 118.000 pounds, and throwing a shot weighing 1,080 pounds. The Introduction of lron-clads In modem war rare calls, however, ror the penetrating power or heavy rifles, and the smashing and racking effect ola 15-lncb smooth-bore must yield to the work ing energy or a 12-inch rifle that will pierce the thickest iron armor at long distances. L1.1IKQ SMOOTH-COKES WITH BIVLXD STEEL. How best and most economically to provide ror this great want has exercised the brain and skill or the most distinguished officers in every country, and caused tbe expenditure of millions of money. There Is little doubt tbat steel Is tbe best mate rial for guns, but the product Is by far too costly to bo considered now, and, besides, would havo to be procured abroad. Wrought-lron guns lined with steel, as adopted by England, have not given that satisfaction that would Justify an ex penditure of several millions or money in plant lor their maculactcre. lo this country tbe success or the Ordnance Department In Improving tbe quality or our cast iron ror cannon has been marked and satisfactory, and we may lay claim, with good reason, to the best cast-iron guns in the world. They require, however, to be strengthened when submitted to tho enormous strains which, as rifles, tbey are to withstand, and the success abroad or lining cast iron with wrought iron or steel has suggested an easy and economical mode of converting our cheap cast-Iron smooth-bores into powerful and efficient rifles Our trial thus far with a 10-Inch Rodman gun, lined wltb wrought-lron and converted into an 8-inch rifle, gives promise of success: and another, lined lth steel, cow oearly ready for firing, may probably give equal. If cot better, results. This , 8-Inch rifle has already been sized 328 rounds, 'with battering Charges of 35 pounds or powder acd 180 pounds or shot, git Ing an average velocity of about 1,415 feet, and a working energyornearly 5,CO0,0O0 root-pounds, capable or penetrating seven laches of Iron armor at distances from 500 to 1,000 Yards. This soccers enables us at comparatively small cost to utilize the 1,194 10-lncb smooth-bore guns, which as smootb-bnes are utterly useless against lron-clads, by cjnvertlng tbem into S-lneb rifles capable of penetrating seven Inches of Iron armor. KF.CXP3ITY FOB THE CD JOE OF AKKAMETT. The value and Interest of this proposed conver sion Is all tbe greater from tbe fact that the case mates ol our forts, designed many years slnee,aro too contracted to accommodate a gun or much larger slzo than tbe 10-lncb Rodman, and this very gun. Intended for tbat special purpose, can thus be strengthened and Increased In power to meet the greater demands that modern improve ments in caval attack acd defeoce make uponjlt. In again urging upon Congress tbe absolute necessity ror some action that will enable us to place our forts in fighting condition by providing tbelr armament, 1 will be excused for stating an undeniable fact, which appears to be entirely ignored, that a fort Is worse than useless without guns to arm It; indeed, tbat it Is not a fort at all without its armament more like a body without a soul; and that other fact, wbloh alsj seems to be lost sight ot, tbat cannon cannot be purchased ready-made In market, but have to bo manufac tured specially, and must bo provided In time or peace. It Is certainly the part of wisdom to be pre pared for future wars that occur in the life of every nation; butshouldour appeals bo oon stantly disregarded, and next the war And our country un prepared, and our sea coast defenceless and at the merry or an enterprising enemy, tbe responsi bility fcr all subsequent disasters cannot rest on the ordnance department or the army, nor the Secretary or War, nor tbe Executive. I 1 have, therefore, the honor to recommend that I an appropriation of 1250.000 be made by Congress ror converting smooth-bore guns Into rifles by lining with wrought iron or steel. The above will ecablo us to conve t it least 140 gun . AX EXPERIMENTAL OROUND. 2. In 1872 Congress appropriated 1270,000 "ror experiments and tests cf heavy rifled ordnance." Tbe guns "designated by a board or officers ap pointed by tbe secretary or War" under tbe pro visions or tbe act, bave been In preparation under the supervision or their respective inventors, and tbe whole number will probably be ready lor trial In the early spring. The necessity and con venience of having a proving or experimental ground in near proximity to the city of New York has forced the Department, with your ap proval, to establish a temporary one on the Gov ernment reservation at Sandy Hook, New York harbor. Even in tbe trial of tbe 8-Inch rifle referred to above this Department has been hampered by tbe want or funds, and these Important experiments, that will eventually lead to a determination or tho question so vi at to tbe national defonce, have hid to be conducted under great embarrass ment acd with the rudest appliances and con veniences. It Is expected that by the opening or spring eight guns,varylng In calibre from eight to twelvo inches, and In weight from 18,000 to 85,000 pounds, will be ready lor firing. The firing of a 12Jneh rifle is a very expensive business, each round fired costing about 100. As the gun mar stand WO rounds, tbe trial will cost $30,000, and only la a less degree will the expense be in the trial of guns of smaller calibre. Funds necessary for this purpose should he ap propriated, and, added to this, a sum sufficient to provide all tbe carriages depressing and others butts and platforms, and all the appliances, conveniences and labor required for the prosecu tion of such exact and important work. I know of co military or caval power tbat has not provided an experimental and proving ground, with every facility for conducting trials upon a grand scale, and there is no way or avoiding con siderable expenditure, while seeking and obtain ing the neetssary data from which to draw con elusions tbat will lead to such large expenditures lo tbe future in arming our fortifications. 1 have, therefore, tbe honor to recommend that an appropriation of (250,000 bo made ror a prov ing ground, and experiments and tests or heavy ordnance. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, S. V. Bxssrr, Brigadier General, Chief of Ordnance. Ban. Secntarv of War. ESTIMATED ABlIAJIEaT OF FOBTIFICATIOSS. For converting smooth-bore guns Into rifles, by lining them with wrought iron or steel, !50,000; for proving and experimental grounds and ex periments acd tests or heavy'ordnacee, 1250,000; making a total or SWO.OOO. Sea-Coast Defences. From the Kew York Graphic I The President in a brief and very sensible mes sage has pointed out the absolute necessity of arming our cosst fortifications with efficient guns. A stout earthwork that Is much stronger than a granite fort may be thrown up In a single night, tut heavy guns cannot be Improvised. At presont cur forts are armed with smooth bores, which are useless as against the heavy rifles carried by for eign lron-clads. Congress must make an appro priation for providing the sea-coast with rifled artillery, and we must provide ourselves with guns enough to beat off any foreign fleet that snayseek to make a descent upon our shores. Death of Mr. Wm. H. Gobright. William H. Gobright, brother or Mr. L. A. Go bright, or this city, died In Baltimore, the place of his residence, on Saturday eight. The de ceased lived in Washington some years ago, and secured many friends, who will be pained at this sad Intelligence. He was well known In his na tive city (Baltimore) as a graceful and effective writer for the press, which he abandoned for more lucrative pursuits. PEBSOJTAL. Senators Morton, Lagan, rerry, Patterson, Oglesby, Robertson and Cameron, and Repre sentatives Piatt, Clark, Farwell and Hurlbut had Interviews with the President on Saturday morning. Adolph Sutro, esq., superintendent or tbe Sutro tunnel, arrived In Washington yesterday morn lip, having made a voyage to Europe since tbe 12th or December. He will remain during the eessloo or Congress. Mrs. Wlttenmeyer.of Philadelphia. lady edi tor or the drill u Woman. Is expected to arrive In the city in a few days with a large number or Editions from all parts of tbe country praying ocsrrss to take stringent action In tbe matteror prohibition. Colonel Charles T. FJdrldge, or the War De partment, has bad a very difficult surgical opera tion performed on his tight eye by Dr. Mansion. It la expected It will prove entirely satisfactory, acd tbat the Colonel will be at his desk in the course of a few days. Bret Hart denies the statement that be had obtained a 13,000 position In the New York eastern-house, acd says he bos oever been an appli cant for office, and has always found his profes sion of literature sufficiently lucrative for his support. lt Is reported that Senator Sehurs contem plates residing in tbe neighborhood or either Boston or New York ror a year or two after he leaves the Senate, with the view to better facili ties for tbe preparation or a political history or the United Slates, which Is among his literary Elans ror tbe future, and for which he has made a irge accumulation of materials. President Grant, accompanied by Secretaries Delano and Belknap, AttoroeyGeneral Williams, Postmaster Oeneral Jewell and General Bab cock, who left Washington on the I o'clock p. m. train. Baltimore acd Potomae railroad, Saturday for Philadelphia, to be present at a party gtve DT the "Saturdav Nlo-ht Club." of that eltr. t the resldente orMr. Geo. W. Chllds, returned to ' n aamuiciuu last nigni. The following are among the arrivals at Wll-lard's- W. B. Hunt, Philadelphia; T. H. Porter, N. Y.; Louis Golditone, San Francisco; J. J. Flscagac, N.Y.; A.O.Hutchinson and wife, W.U. Flagg. Chicago; Walter B. Smith and family. Pa.; N. S. Boardman, N. Y.; J. H. Collier, N. Y.; D. O. Fisher, J. D. Harris, Lavls Newbury and J. T. Totoby, Chickasaw cation; M. C. Mar tin, N. J.: Adolph Sutro, Sutro tunnel; A. Bar bachono, Mexico; H. F. Mann, Pittsburg. HE. FOBSTER'S RECEPTION IH AMERICA. Ihe Bepresentative of England that was Wel comedFriendly Comments on his Speech before the Union League Club From the London Examiner. We do not know that Mr. Forster'e cordial re ception In the United States should be taken as a matter or course. It Is quite true that when the cause of free government and or humanity was bound up wltb the triumph or the American Union over separatist attacks, and when, to all who had not a perfect faith In the Inberent energy or great principles, the prospects or tbat cause were at their darkest, Mr. Forster was one of a small band or parliamentary politicians who represented In puDllc affairs tbe true Instincts ot tho English people, and made the voice of England heard sometimes cc the side of liberty and progress. Next to Mr. Cobden and Mr. Bright, perhaps even more Industriously and seduouaiy than either or these great orators, Mr. Forster consti tuted bimseir tbe defender In the House of Com mons of those political doctrines which the Gov ernment or President Lincoln asserted against tbe Southern secessionists. And bis adrooaey was most valuable both to the American Govern ment and to tbe Liberal party In this country. To Mr. Forester and his few fellow-laborers It la mainly owing that England wax not dragged by the late Emperor of tbe French and by the Ignorant recklessness orherowntulers into a dis astrous Interlerence with the course of the civil war. We say this without forgetting that Mr. Forster's subsequent political career has done aimost as much damage to tbe Liberal cause In another direction as his defence of tbe Federal Government did good service from 1881 to 18of. But of Mr. Forster's original merits, and or bis later backsliding, the Immense majority or Americans are, we venture to say, altogether In the dark. Irene average American out or ten knew anything more or Mr. Forster before his re cent visit to tbo United States than bis bare name, tbe fact would have been matter for sur prise, and. Indeed, tbe knowledge er the careers and reputations or English statesmen, even of Mr. Brlgbt's rank, of which Americans In gen eral are possessed. Is extremely meagre. We do cot mention this as in any way a reflec tion upon tbe intelligence of the American peo ple, acd we are quite sure It Is matched by the ignorance of American politics prevailing among Englishmen. But It la worth while to draw at tention to tbe fact, lest tbe warmth or Mr. For ster's welcome should be held to have a really Serscnal significance. Of course, when a late ablnet Minister or England paid a visit to America, It waa natural for his hosts to inquire what was his "record," and having made the In quiry they would learn bow true a friend tho United States bad In tbe member for Bradford. But tbelr gratitude has probably no deeper root than this. It was cot the Individual fcngllsh rnln, cor'erec the English statesman, that tbe Union League Club or New York delighted to honor three weeks ago. It was the representative of England that was welcomed tbe spokesman for England's best mind and warmest heart. It will be admitted that hardly one even of our greatest orators or statesman could have grasped such an oppor tunity with more strength and subtlety than did Mr. Forster. His speech appears to have pro duced a very remarkable effect, acd It deserves its fame. Yet It was by ao means an easy spce -h to make. Mr. Forster had been thanked ror his services to the Interest or America, and had been assured that the inner sentiment or the American people was friendly to England. He had In reply cot merely to assure his audi tors that In advocating tbe Interests or America he had also labored ror tbe Interests or bis own country, acd bad always held these latter to be paramount in the last resort, but he had to say all this In a tone tbat would carry conviction. It Is simple enough to flatter a foreign nation, espe cially a nation morbidly sensitive as the Ameri cans are to European opinion; but tbe worth of this flattery soon becomes apparent even to those who swallow it most greedily, and any valuable advice tbat Is wrapped up in it is likely to be re jected with something like disgust. A msnly body of Americans will be much more Inclined to respect an English politician who comes to tbem acd says, "1 am an Englishman first or all then, 11 you like, a friend of Amer ica' than one who drops his birthright out or sight when be talks with sentimental unction of and"; to our trans-Atlantle kinsmen. Mr. Fors ter took the former tone, but bo did so with tbat tact so subtle under Its superficial bluntness which In the House of Commons has sometimes dangerously overmastered its possessor. There Is not one word in Mr. Forster's speech that could he interpreted to Import a cowardly policy or concession toward the United States, nothing that the Americans themselves would call -backing down." Yet the frlecdshlp which tbe speaker proffers Is manifestly sincere and loyal, trustworthy and abiding not rounded upon a cold calculation or balancing Interests, but springing out or real warmth or heart. THE COURTS. General Term Supreme Court. All the justices sat fn banc Saturday and heard argument in the case ol Mrs. Uetzel vs. tbe Bal timore acd Ohio Railroad Company, the merits cl which has been already reported. TUB JCDOZS WHO ABE TO HOLD THE C0CHT3. The assignment for tbo terms of the court dur ing the year havo been made as follows: The Gcoeral Terms First Monday or January; third Monday or April; fourth Monday of September. The Circuit Court Fourth Monday or January, by Cblel Justice: second Monday or May, Judge Humphreys; third Monday of October, Chler Justice. District Court First Monday or June and First Monday or December, Judge Hum phreys. The Criminal Court First Monday of March; third Monday of June, and first Monday of December, by Judge JIooArtbur. TbeSpectal Terms are held first Tuesdays of every month, save August, In which month there Is no court; all except September and October by Judge Wylle; September and October by Judge Olln. Probate Court Judge Olin. This court was engaged as follows on Saturday: Tbe court took up tbe question or granting let ters of administration upon the estate ol Captain John T. Clark, or Baltimore. The question In volved Is as to who aro entitled to administer in tbe District, It appears that Clark died In 1817, and four years before be died he assigned certain claims against the Government of Venezuela to a Captain Adams. His estate was administered upon In Baltimore by his heirs, and a number of years subsequent to nis death a mixed commis sion under a treaty with Venezuela awarded him 4102,000, and the certificates therefor hare been issued. Mrs.MlIIer, anjheir of the deceased, cow asks lor letters or administration from our courts, with the view of obtaining the award for herself acd other heirs; but Capt. Adams, to whom the assignment was made, claims that,U having been made during blsllfetime, the award Is no part of tbe estate, and that if any one Is entitled to ad minister here he Is. J. O. Daniels and E. C ln gersoll appear for Mrs. Miller, and Gen. Butler and R. D. Jlnisty for Capt, Adams. An exemplified copy of tbe will et tho late Jos. B. Vamum, formerly a resident of the District, who died in New York, December 31st last, waa filed Saturday In the office or tbe Recorder or Deeds. He bequeaths to bis son, James M., tbe sum or $12,(00, to be raised by mortgago on the property known as "Vernon How," corner Tenth street and Pennsylvania avenue: also, all his oil paintings and his watch and jewelry. Several special bequests are made, and the balance or his estate Is bequeathed to be equally divided be tween his five children. Police Court Judge Snell. In this court on Saturday, Richard Brown was eharged with profane acd Indecent language, fined (a or twenty days in Jail; George Taylor plead guilty or tbe same offence, and was fined 13, or ten days In Jail; Comenlus Foster, ror dis turbing the quiet or Georgetown, was sent down for thirty day in default of 10; Richard Dalthon acd Richard Carter, for carrying concealed weapons, each a, bonds; William Sherman and James Green, disorderly assembly and loud and boisterous language, fined S and costs; Joseph Braxton, stealing meat,T10 and costs; Wm. Jack, son, grand larceny or gold watch and overcoat from Dlek Blair, $1,000 bonds ror grand Jury; John Cunnon, assault on Dr. Andrew U. Taylor, fined $70 or sixty days In JUL Life Is sweet a: nitrous oxide; and the fisher man dripping all day over a cold pond, the switchman at the railway Intersection, the farmer In the field, the negro In the rice swamps, the fop In the streets, the hunter in tho woods, the bar rister with the Jury, the belle at the ball, all as cribe a certain pleasure to tbelr employment, which they themselves give It. Emerson, THIRTEEN AT DINNER. SHADOWS OF COMING EVENTS. CSISTEBIAT1IB U91C 0ISTI16&I5SED EEUIUFJ. Noted Historical and Deathly Parallels. Stories, Songs and Ghastly Conundrums. What Speaker Blaine and Mr. Dnrant Snld "Wnltclaw Held to tbe Besene Senator Allison's Investigation Mr. Roberta' Reminiscences Mr. NordhofT's Book Learning, Mr. William Walter Phelps In the goodness or his heart, and thinking to confer an everlasting joy on a few or his familiar friends. Invited Mr. Speaker Blaine, Mr. Wbitelaw Beid. Senator VT? B. Allison, Mr. Charles Foster, Mr. O. M. Pot ter, Mr. M. O. Kerr, Mr. E. B. Roberts, Oeneral H. V. Boynton, Mr. Charles E. Nordhfr", Mr. Z. L. White, Mr. Thos. J. Durant, and Commissioner William Dennlson to dice with him at Wormley's last Tuesday evening. The Invitations were ac cepted and they actually sat down to the enjoy ment or the reast oi good things before them. Their eonversatlonwas keyed up to the notes of the musical corks as they flew from bottles or gener ous wine, and tbey were delighted with remi niscences or scenes in which they had borne a principal part. It was far Into the night when they rose from the table and not a thing had oc curred to mar the pleasantness of the reunion. As the passage downward to a certain place Is said to be very easy, so is it from gayety to so lemnity, and now a discovery happened to be made which Illustrated tbat fact, ror one or the party suddenly remarked that there were JT6T TH1BTEX3 07 THZK who had sat down together at dinner, and this very forcibly reminded the guests or a most un comfortable history In connection with such gath erings. They counted themselves all over two or three times, but they could not make out mors cor less than tbe fatal cumber of thirteen. There wasn't one In the party who eould pray, but some thing had to be done. Cognac was tried, hut In this case most Ineffectually. A walk by moon light was proposed, but that was regarded as luny. Gen. Boynton was Invited to sing "Widow Maehree," but he was too hoarse, and all at tempts to revive tbe overshadowed spirits of the party were In vain. The learning or Mr. Held was appealed to to dispel the scene which was now getting to be as frlKhtful as the incantation er Maebeth's witches, but it was or no use, though he insisted upon It that there Is a eharmlnoda numbers, and that old women always cut an odd cumber ol eggs under tbelr bens, acd he appealed to Mr. Durant if three dice were cot always us jd In a box. This brought BMUKEB BLAISE TO BIS TEXT, with tho remark that be bad three conundrums to propose, and Imagining tbat tbe fork he held In his hand was a gavel ce rapped the party to order. ln the first place," said be, "isn't it Just possible tbat this superstitious nonsense In regard to a death within a year or at least one of tbe gu fie ruests at a omner party oi tnineen is Disea on acts pertaining to tbe subseauent historv or tho Paschal supper, where thirteen were at the table? Dejona tnat i mica it nas no meaning." --no meanlnaf" exclaimed Mr.Nordhotf;"for heaven's sake. Mr. Speaker, proceed with your conun drums." "Well, then," resumed Mr. Blaine, "1 have three: Why la It that when ghosts are transported they are always carried to tbe Red seat Why Is it tbat the bowling of a dog, and tbe screeching of an owl, and a midnight knock ing on a headooard are sura signs of death? and why is It that a slice or bride-cake, drawn nine times through a wedding ring, will excite. In tne mind of the girl who does It, dreams of love and marriage?" "This won't do," says Senator Alli son, "let us be a little more rational, and go into AH ISVISTIQATIOS OT THIS BCBI3E33. I believe this superstition Is based on the calcu lation or Hie insurance agents. They argue In this way: that when a party of thirteen come to gether the chances are that one will die within a ear. But let me ask you three easy conundrums. Why Is It that a dead man's hand has the quality of dispelling wens and tumors? Why Is it that a piece ot the halter with which a man has been hanged will cure the headache? Why Is It that tbo chips or a gibbet are a sure cure ror tbe ague? At this period of tbe proceedings the face or Mr, WhltejcaasshlU lodaed. He had faeedTBe grass hopper plague in his day, but this was too much lor him, and so be appealed to Senator Allison to read a few verses. The Senator said he would read from the first place he opened to, and hap pening to be a passage about the Judgment Day it only made matters worse. "May be," says Mr. Roberts, "It wlU cheer np our spirits If I ASK TTJEEE COamsDBUJU. Why Is It tbat the body of a murdered man will alwajs bleed when the murderer touches It? Why Is it unlucky to kill a cricket, a'swallow or a wren? Andwby is It that two persons washing together in the same bowl are sure to quarrel ? "What has passed reminds me or tbe fact that Rev. Dr. Cummlngs, a distinguished divine of news ora city, once sat aown at tne aiaison iso ree to a dinner party of thirteen. Mrs. Dan Bry ant and Mrs. John wood were members of that party. It wis less than twelve months after that when Dr. Cummlngs was carried to his grave. Toward the close or the dinner, Mrs- Bryant brought in her little boy to make up rourteen, but all to no purpose. "1 also recollect another solemn fact. Just pre vious to the sailing or the Ill-rated Evening Star, a fashionable woman of New York gave a dinner party to lady friends of hers, and it so happened there were just thirteen or them. The dinner was a must magnificent atlalr, costing something like eight hundred dollars. It was a Christmas din ner, too. Weil, four or tbe young ladies composing tbat party lost tbelr lives when tbe Evening Siar went down, and In less than a year. This is one of the most distressing of such Incidents, but it can be verified." Think you, brother Roberts," says Mr. Durant, "you are very cheerful. The bouyancy of your mind, under the circumstances. Is charming. Now, suppose, gentlemen of the jury, that we look into tbe law or this superstition a little and see ir It has any ancient precedent to rest on. But, first, you all recollect the story or the old clock, in Westminster I think, though perhaps not. Well, an old English soldier had been ac cused ol sleeping on his post, was triad by one of those beauties of justice, a court-martial, and, of course, sentenced to death. He plead not guilty, and swore that he heard this old clock strike thirteen at the time he was accused of be ing asleep. "His singular statement that the clock struck thirteen arrested the execution of the sentence, and being afterwards proved that it did so strike his life was saved. So you see, gentlemen of the jury, there' Is luek in all odd numbers. Now If you will turn to Dr. Uhesnel's Dictionary of superstitions, page 773, you will find that the bellei In this superstition about thirteen at a din ner party was very general at one time In France, and butbevond the civilisation of France. It can be easily traced into the mysterious regions of northern mythology, and thence Into an airy nothingness that co need to disturb any one." "I'm inclined to believe you," says Mr. Foster, I but please answer i THESE COS CaDBCTtSriBST, Why Is It that the soveoth son of a seventh son can heal the sick by the Iaylngon orhands? Why Is tbat a pillow filled with the feathers or a pld geon prevents sn easy aeatb? and why is it that us unlucky to overturn a salt cellar?" "Lord, have mercy," exclaimed Mr. Kerr. "1 was beginning to hare hope under Dorset's speech, but now I'm ready to shout with Milton, 'Hall horrors! hall:' NordbofT, what's your opin ion about this thing?" "I don't know," replied Mr. Nordhoff. "Let us all sit cross-legged awhile. I have an old u-alden aun who always sits cross-legged to bring her lriend s good luck at cards, and If that dent help us any, please answer T TUBES COSCSDRCTHS. Why Is it that tbe death-rattle In the throat sug gested the rattle the old watchmen used to use? Theacswer to that is plain, and pretty as it is plain. In tbe first caselt aoaounees death, and in the second danger. Why is it that there Is no trace of anxiety la the race or a dead man? It la because be has solved the mystery of lire. That cne was original with my lriend, Victor Hugo, acd I like it; and now, before I ask my last one, let me refer yon to tbe "Gentlemen's Magazine'1 or 1709 and 1708, and in Its indices look ror the entertaining stories you will be pleased to read under the head of 'Thirteen at a Dinner,' and if those dont suit yon take down from your libraries 'Brande's Antiquities,' and look under the bead of thirteen,' and if not convinced by that timo, why I must refer you to the ninth volume, fourth setfes or 'Notes and Queries,' under the word 'thirteen,' and by way or dessert it may be re freshing to take down the second volume or 'Wanley's Wonders or the World,' where, under the head or 'Some men who bare died from ap prehension,' you can read many a delightful tale; but to my conundrum. Why Is it that we are making such cussed fools of ourselves? Let's go home." Ihe Bold to Health. Cleanse the stomach, bowels and blood from all the acrid, corrupt and offensive accumulations which produce functional derangement, and you remove the cause of most diseases which afflict the human family, and thus save large doctors' bills. The most effectual and reliable remedy ror this purpose Is found In Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Purgative Pellets. No cheap wood or paper boxes, but kept fresh and reliable In vials. High livers, those Indulging; In ease and pleas ure, and those of sedentary habits, can prevent bolls, carbuncles, gout, red skin, eruptions, pirn pits, constipation, piles, -drowsiness, bUllousness, and other conditions induced by such habits, by taking from rour to six of Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Purgative Pellets once a week, or, better still, cue or two each sight. They are sold by dealers In medicines. The indications are that the NewBedford(Has ssehssetts) whaling fleet will be unusually large this year. At least a dosen ot the vessels now la .port will be 'sent to sea, and more will be sent out alter their arrival. The Arctle fleet next season will be the smallest sent there since whaling ves sels visited that ocean, but the sperm-whale fish ery will be prosecuted with vigor. AMUSEMENTS. Ford's OneraEHonse-Xr. Charles Pope Sam son. To the lovers of. the highest forms of art, this week, at Ford's opera house, will be oneor intense delight. The story of "Samson" Is one of the most sublime In biblical history, and It furnishes one of the broadest foundations for tbe exercise of dramatic skill. The figure, action and language or Samson are all heroic. Italy, in the person of Silvlnt, bis rurnlsbed one Interpreter or the char acter, and America has fortunately touod, la tbe person or Mr. Charles Pope, an actor equal to the assumption or this remarkable rolt. Mr. Pope Is welcomed to the National Capital as a gentleman highly valued in private and social life, and as an artist who has done much for the better history or tbe stage. Tbe story or Samson's life is fa miliar, out In this connection a review of tbe plot of the tragedy will bo Interesting. The action opens with a sacrifice by Manoah and other pious Hebrews. Manoab chants a rbytbmle prayer. The leading Jews bewail the distresses of the people, and express tbelr disap pointment in Samson, who waa to hare been the regenerator and deliverer. Manoah justifies bis son, sod narrates the miraculous circumstances of his birth. Samson bimseir appears, rebukes his detractors and tells how be bad been engaged to marry a Philistine woman; bow, da his wayr he had been assailed by a Hon. which, unarmed, he had fought acd killed; bow be bad at his wed ding lektlval proposed a riddle with a heavy wager, acd how his wtfe cad wheedled him out or tbe answer and told it to his friends and com panion?, who bad thus cheated him. He now Orlafer his Intention to go to Ascaloc, acd there - take bis wager by force from other Philistines, We learn, subsequently, tbat he; has done this, and that in so doing be has killed several Philis tines, and thus excited public Indignation. De lilah is arrested, having been found fn bis com pany; but she Is released by Lantech, a Philistine Erinee, who directs the crowd against Simson's ousr. Presently Samson reappears and reviles his enemies; announces that he has paid his wager, and when tbe Philistines, not daring to attack him, seize his father, Samson rescues the old man, and retires with threats or revenge acd retribution. The next action takes place in Delilah's house; here Lantech persuades her to mako use ot her Influence with samson, and to find tbe secret of his great strength. She admits her duty to h country, but pleads her love for Samson, and re fuses. Meanwhile news Is brought of his terrible slaughter or the Philistines with thejaw-bone or an ass. Lamech again urges her; she repeats her refusal; but onLamech's solemnly assuring her that co harm Is intended against Samson's life, she reluctantly consents to act with her countrymen, and deliver Samson into capt! rtty. Melca, a slave woman, whose son had been one ot tbe victims at Ascalon, and who acts rrora mo tives or vengeance. Is introduced into Delilah's house as a spy on both Delilah and Samson, Samson now appears; be drinks wine, and. In bis drunkenness, tells Delilah that bis strength lies In his hsir. Delilah would withhold the secret, but Melsa betrays It to the exulting Philistines. When be awakes be finds that he has been shorn. He is set on by the Philistines and taken to prison. Delilah abandons herself to passionate grief, re jects the homage of her people, and reviles Lamech for bis perfidy; and Manoab tells the narrative of his sufferings, and of bis eyes being; destroyed. Tbe last set takes plica In front of theTeuvple of Dagon, the fish god and tutelar of the Philis tines. Ordered to exhibit himself at tbe games, Samson submits. He prays for Divine help, and becomes conscious of the miraculous restoration of bis strength. He Is visited by his rather and Delilah, who persuade him to escape. He refuses. Delilah retires. The lather leads him to the outer pillars or the temple, tbe Philistines being Inside: he bows himself, strains on the supports, and brings down the whole structure, burying himself In the ruins, while the cries and shrieks' within show tbe havoc he has wrought. Tbe character of Delilah will be assumed by Miss Gussia De Forrest, and tbat or Melca by Miss May Roberts. New scenery has been spe cially constructed ror the play, and it will be pro duced with the greatest care. Mrs. Frances M. Carter. The following Is an exact copy of the letter of Invitation received some days since by Mrs. Car. ter, who has been creating such a furore in the society circles of late: JOs. .Frances 3f. Carter. Madasi: We solicit you to give us one of those remarkable dramatic recitations which have al ready gained for you tbe admiring appreciation of the pressor the country and or so many dis tinguished men. We reel confident tbat In the Capitol of the Nation an equally cordial, sym pathetic and generous reception will be accorded you, as has alrea ly marked your histrionic geclcs elsewhere. We hope that yon will kindly appoint an evening lor your gifted impersonations in re sponse to our reqaest. Respectfully yours, Madeline Vinton Dahl- Sen, Henry Wilson, Dr. Storrs, C. Delano, oratio King, General Hunter, United States army; J. W. Douglass, Edw. Young, Charles F. Conant, J. S. Fowler, E. O. Stancard, Mrs. Har rison, H. T. Foote, and others. Mrs. Carter has replied to the above that on Tuesday evening, tbe 28th, sbe will be pleased to meet her frlendi la the parlors or Wlliard's hotel, at which time she will give a literary and musical soiree, assisted by several or Washington's favor ite musicians. Mrs. C. has tbe highest commen dations er tbe Northern press, and wo predict tbat a large and appreciative audience will greet her on Tuesday evening. Ihe Cushman Entertainment. By reference to our amusement column it will be seen that Miss Charlotte Cushman has ac cepted the flattering invitation extended to her a few days ago by so many of our promlaent pub lic men to give another or her readings In this city before the close or tbe season. She names Friday evening next, and the elegant call or the Congregational church has been engaged for the occasion. Miss Cushman's selections will be her very best; tbat rrom Shakspeare being from his Romeo and Juliet, Her miscellaneous selection will be named to-morrow. Notwithstanding the heavy expense attending this entertainment, the tickets bave been placed at the low price or seventy-five cents each, with an additional charge of twenty-fire cents for those who desire to reserve seats. Diagram at Warren Choate & Co.'s book store, Vernon Row. GUmore and His Benovned Twenty-Second Begiment Band have been selected to furnish tbe musle for the fifth and .last grand gift concert of the Puhlls Library or Kentucky, whleh takes place Febru ary 27. This Is no slight distinction, for there were competitors from most or large cities and Irom Europe; but Gllmore. tbe hero of two jubi lees, carried off the palm. The band and Its dis tinguished leader will start In a few days ror Louisville, but will give concerts on their route, commencing with Boston, New York, Washing ton, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, ic, and closing on February 27, at Louisville. Frank .Beard, the Crayon Artist. The illustrated lecture of Frank Beard, on the "Philosophy of Mirth." on Wednesday evening, at the Congregational church, promises to be one or the most Interesting entertainments In the course. The genius or Beard Is familiar to the readers ot Varper't Weeily, tbe comic Monthly Scribner'l, ana other illustrated journals or the country. All should see and hear him. Tickets at Ellis fc Co.'s. The Theatre Comique. "Wrestling Joe," a drama rounded on some of the stirring incidents in California lire will be performed this week at the Theatre Comique by Mr. W. H. Lacgdoc These cew specialty artists will also appear: Mons. La Torte, magician; Thatcher and Mack, song and dance: Prof. Bush cell, slack wire; acd John Forbes, banjo. Miss Frankie Christie also returns. It is to he a great week at tbe Comique. Ihe Golden Horse. Will. Carleton, tbe poet, and author of "Betsey and I are Out," "Over tbe Hills to the Poor house," "The Christmas Baby," will deliver tbe third lecture In the celebrated Star Course next Wednesday evening at Lincoln halt. His subject Is "The Golden Horse" Tickets can be procured at Parker's. Connecticut State Section: CFiom the Binford Coorant. James Lloyd Greene, the candidate of the Re publicans for Governor of Connecticut, Is, and has been for many years, a leading citizen of the eastern part of the State. He is forty-seven years of sge, having been born in Norwich la 1337. His father was William P. Greene, a prominent man. The New Haven Evening Journal says of him : He inherited ancestral qualities or more than usual excellence, and to these had added, by bis own honorable career, tbat reputation lor high Integrity, business capacity and Christian princi ple by whlcn be has midehlmseir universally re spected acd beloved by hlsrellow-townsmea. The best evidence of tbe local esteem In which he is held Is found in the fact that after serving as mayor for ten years, and declining further service, the citizens or Norwich, by a vote which lacked eight only of being unanimous, Insisted upon his continuance In office. His war record is an ex ceedingly creditable one, his family having been one or the most patriotic in Norwich, and bimseir and his noble sisters giving nearly all or their time, and largely or their means, to the work of earing for the sick and wounded of tbe army. He has been and Is now largely engaged in manufac turing, hlmaeirand two brothers being owners of large cotton mills. He is noted for his large hearted charities, acd is a communicant In the Protestant Episcopal church. Charles L. English, the candidate for Lieuten ant Governor, Is a leading and henorable citizen of New Haven, extensively engaged In the lumber business. In tbe firm or English & Holt. Origin ally a Republican, he has always shown an active Interest fn the party and Lj devoted to Its guldlna; prtnclcles. He Is a brother of ex-Governor Jos. E. English. Colonel Augustus H.Fenn, or Plymouth, Is aa able lawyer or tbe Litchfield county bar. He Is one of the heroes ot the late war, and when be ap peared upon the platform at New Haven, with his armless sleeve hanging by his side, the conven tion gave him a welcome due a true soldier. Col. Fenn entered the army as a private and rose to tbe position of lieutenant colonel. Owen B. Arnold, candidate tor Treasurer, Is a prominent banker or Meriden, of large business capacity, and as a man and citizen Is universally respected. Ho was a member or the last Legisla ture, and has before represented Meriden In the House. Mr. Arnold was graduated at Yale lathe class of 1837. Gen. Robert B-Craufurd, the candidate for Comptroller, resides In Norwalk, and Is perhaps best known from being major general command in g the Connecticut National Guard. He lsapop ulir gentleman. This ticket Is one whleh the Republican party of Connecticut can Indorse with the mil assuranoe that every gentleman upon It Is worthy or confi dence ana support; and, say what they will, the Democratlo party of tbe Sute cannot name a bet ter one.