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WASHINGTON, D. C.. THURSDAY MOBBING, DECEMBER 23, 1875.
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FOR SALE. FIVE NEW BBIOKHOUSES,
corner bevenTeenth and B streets north-
west Wonld take prt payment In other ;
property. Enquire of WALL RUBINS JN, JHjfl
S21 r ennsylvanla avenue. des-tf ""'"
rXTHE "BOSS CIGAR," MADE OF FINE
JL Havana Totao.t5i per i.'sfl. 5 cents each;
tsjwlor to any 5 cent Cigr sola elsewhere.
M. GOLDSTEIN, California Cigar Store,
Cll Pennsylvania avenue,
rieg-im (Under Metropolitan Hotel.)
FOB SALE CHEAP CIGAR AND TO
BACCO RTOHK-Corner stand. In a pood
location. Address 3TOES, lau office. de3)-3t
TJIOB SALE OB EXCHANGE A GOOD.
-A! iirlft VlIL Duelling and twenty-nve -Sh
acres of land, ttco-aad-a-balf miles, rrom the f'i
lel-:t A. T. FABDOS.
FOR SALE HOUSE UN G STREET,
norlhwett, near Twenty-first street, enn- .
talslnfrWeren rooms, bath, "water anl Ra;P74j
nas stabling for two (2) horses and carriage t .ivi
rlce. ss,otu; on easy terms. ...ST"
declS-tf WM. J. COOKE.
IOR SALE A NEW THREE-STORY AND
back building pressea-brlca-rrent kpi-
denre. containing all modern Imjproveraents,
large lot, and centrally located. Prlee,io,ooo.
4. SiaAblli I 4UAU,
dej-tf 511 Seventh street.
FOR SALE AT A SACRIFICE.
IDEJCh. -Kiln a south front, centrally lo--S3
cated, containing about tblrtecn rooms, not !n1
lnelndln? bith-roorn- fnrnace room or cellar--
This residence la one of the moi t cnperfoi and de
slr&bleln the cltv.iias all Ue inoJern Improve
meets, and will be sold xt a
Title perfect, and only reason for fellln? Is the
omerllreslnian trancisco and MUaT SELL to
apply proceeds In business there. Tor exact lo-a-tfoa,
price, full cirticulara and permit to Inspect
tbe premises, apply to
II UYCIv & ADDISOV,
Jlnl Estate Brolitrs No. 133S F street northwest,
adjoining EbblithonM uo27-tf
FOI1 SALE A OM PORTABLE TWO
ttory Brlct HOUSE, Mansard roofand
toasement. tiateon CspttoiliUI, one square vy
from Capitol bLlldJnp; ill modtrn Improve-!!.
aents; nine rooms and bath, ""
F. Y MILL. Kit A CO,
novSi-lm 915 V street northwest.
1 OCi MASSACHUSETTS AVEh-,
A xJ Ofor sale a 1 modern lmprorements. c"j,I
AppJv to F'th A Vox, 1'ena. arc, between jVM
yifieenthand Miteenth sfetts. not-tf "
T70K SALE OK EXCHANGE. WILL SELL
JL- on lopg tone and reasonable
terms, or trirhanpe far city or
eotintv nreneriv. a finf Farm.
with llo use, stables. Ac, together
with considerable valuable wood
iana. cuiuprisinp upwards or zoo acres, near
KtaXorO Conrt-liocse, a., and convenient to
Aqrlacrek. which lnow navigable. For in for
mat Ion and terms inquire at this oGee. ocCS tf
OK S A I. i.
I offer for sale all classes of :21
Bl'.ltK AMI KJIAME HOUSES. A1
altuated In some or tbe most desirable locations on
CAl'lTOL. H1L1., at prices to nlt those who desire
to purchase. LUTs or all dimensions can be
boncht on reasouahle terms.
HOUSES rOIt 1MSNT.
rBOFEETV bOLD AT TUBLIC AUCTION.
JOHN J. EVAN".
Bcil Estate BroYcr,
S rennsylTanla are. cast, Capitol 11111.
"I7.0K SALE HOUSES FOK VSOftX), 2,000,
XI u'.oon. 115.000, 812,000. iio,ooo, fs,oi,w
JT.sni, JS.CU). J.00, M,ax. a-oco, 41,000. 5SJ
AVell located and on easy terms. tuti
Mtf K J. SWltKT. 511 frcTcnth street.
T?R SALE HORSE, BIIGOY AND
- Harness, In first rate order. Horse
la kind, will stand without hltehlnir.
an4 Is a fast roid horse. Inquire at
a2S-tX a Eighth street.
ANK E, SECOND-HAND. MAN'S VELOO
IPKllE, ame. Addrs Post Office Box
-, ftailng wbfc uiit ji sale ean be seen and tbe
BOAI.D WANTED. BOARD. WITH A
pleasant p-irlor and b -d-room. desired by a
ladYand lauclller afli r JinMrv I Tnr f.np Inklr
wek tbecuotinjr to lie cxrellent. -m tne rooms
nrat, lib firm und nuveuiwice- T nns not t
exceed i?4 a day fur bo h Ansm rto ternt biUre
zp in. to-day ton. j. g The World" om ceo 3
uurteenth tirett. dezT 4
-VXTANTED, H A YOUNG MAN. ROOM.
Tf AND i;UAKD will be a jien lancnt boarder;
mnttliarealt the ouTcoIenc Address, V.,
tbl nffie. giving rrlct and locality. dc2-3t
tTTANTED ONE FIRST-CLASS OAR
tT riir drtr-j, also one good hoi tier. None
other ntedanpl u. CK"1T. Jr .
d22 3t IT: I G street
WANTED,BY A FIRST CLSS WAITER,
A StTUATItlN understands the care of
liortfs. Addresi WAITER, thl offire. dtfl
-Tr ANTED A RELIABLE MAN TO ACT
i! at. Oenf ral A gent for the District or Coin m
falaforCrGUr Umbrella Diip. A Dtpirtment
lt-rU on sdlar) preferrtd. ns little time Is required.
ml $1,50 for sample ana fall partlculir, stating
nlarv rofjulred N.B. A literal arranementjniu
Veiuade wltit the iihtman. Addrt-s
F. II. BKOW H J. CO ,
dt-18-St 10fi Monroe street, Cblcato. 111.
XtTANTED IMMEDIATELY FI FTY
V Y lirst-class co or.d and white SEUV AN Z for
all kinds of housework:. The best of wages paid to
those having good cltr references. Families sap
pltelat hin notice with reliable servants at tne
nrel.a Employment Office, 91h Kstrce.
del7Hf Mllfe. LOUISE C. DCTLEB.
ANY PERSON DESIRING THE ASSIST
ance, permanent or temporary, of an experi
enced. Intelligent and assiduous amenaensls or
confidential secretary, wnosc references are nnex
crptlojiable. can secure the same by addressing
BUTLEDoE. at Ibis office, dec3-tf
-rr ANTED PARTNER IN PAYING BUS
TV icess; small capital required; sute profits;
will pay well; demand for tbe trade Just com
mencing for the season. Address PjUCTNEU, ItE-rcLLic-AN
QTQ y STREET. WANTED FAMILIES
tXO to call and select from a large variety of
cno'ce Servants for all kinds of housework. Good
white and colored help can always fled god homes
at the Eureka Employment Office, 9I& F street,
BOT-lm MRS. LOUISE C. BUTLER.
WANTED-OOPIES OF THE NATIONAL
REPUBLICAN for February, 1S75. A llbe
ral price will be paid at this office. no6-tf
XlTANTtD MILITARY BOUNTY LAND
tuiaaAilli4 WUal A A " 1 II
Room 40. Le Droit UnlldlnK.
wm. j. j on:
SECOND HAND CLOTHING WANTED AND
the HIGHEST CASH PRICES PAID. In con
sequence or me targe saiea miue uaiiy. a am an
seed of the above, and am prepared to buy all
kinds of GKNTLFMEKS',
)a ANI) LA-
T1KS ClSMKI.TA. HATS. BOOTS. SHHKH.
wvk . nr.vnilvj nluTni u m.r .. Ttl
t Tery highest cash prices. By calling or adrctslnr
liy mall prompt attention will beiren by
angS-tf S17 D street northwest.
DR. A. PKATT, DENTIST, HAS KB
mored to tbe northwest corner or Serenth
and D streets, orer Crandairs book store, where
be will be pleased to see his old patrons, and ue
general public. jes-tt
THE NATIONAL HYGIENIC INSTITUTE AND
Just opened at tioi F street, where the het TIIIST-
CLAis BOARD an be bad at reasonable rates,
permanent and transient.
noTin-an TV, r. CO 33, M. p.. rroprletor.
1 1 Q KSTKEET NORTHWEST F1RST
Also, three en suites or tine furnished Booms, wlih
sdl modern lmnrorements, on first, fecond and
third floors, suitable for members of Congress or
athers. wlthbcard. L. BUFFlNbTJN.
FOB LADIES AND fiENTLEMEN AND
4i0 Ninth street.
This new saloon will be liberally conducted. Tbe
sest the market affords will be at the command of
arnests. The scale of prices Is exceedingly low.
nos-tf C. H. NELSON & CO.. Proprietors.
LOST AND FOUND.
S- fTKEVABD.'LOST B STOLEN, ON
DXJ the lilU Instant, one large brown paper
JENVELOPE, containing paneri of no Talnc ex
cept to the owner; alio a Physician's POCKET
KECOIlDforlSTi. The abOTe reward will be paid
a return totlie CltroulcUoBLce. ddl-tf
T70K SALE OR EENT AT A GREAT
, js.- rarrir.ee, rive uuuseb on BeTenteeitn,
i ui hu jl aiiuijijr:Tii.
ncC.lm. La Droit Ualldlns;.
FOR SALE UR KENT. ON UEUKGETUWN
HE10UT3. The reildenee ot the Ute Morris
Adler. esq.: brick honscwltb. fonrtecn rooms,
kacnea and paatrr: one acre or ground. Bent,
UBper month. Apply to W. H. DOUGAL, corner
Jtoad and Hlxh streets. oc30-tf
Sell". Adjusting l!j-e-Bliisses.
ratented, warranted for one year .
Ml to break, framelets: gsaBnfac- -iS
tared and made to order. War- L
ranted not to prodnce cancers, as other Eye
Classes do. It does notsll. Xrcm your nose If yon
sweat. Come and see them and convince yoar-
aelveiorthls beautiful Invention.
MM Pennsylvania ave.. Optician and Jeweler.
Brazilian Pebble Spectacles,
rsUXKira it co.s,
I3BI PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE,
-tetDES B1XI - -aOLBEH IIILL.
The best, the most nutritions and the cheapest
FAMILY FLOUR In the District,
JJI WM. M. GALT CO.,
BOM Cor. Indiana avenne and First street.
OQ K STREET NORTHEAST FOR RENT.
00 Unfurnished BOOMS. 81x or less at very
low pries to quiet parties. Call as above. dc23-3t
1 tt9Q CHESTNUT STREET. PHIL A
WJdO drlphla, Pennsylvania For rent
A furnished House on Chestnut itreet. Plilla- JsvaJ
delphla. during the Ontenulal. Would hejr.ij
suitable for the commissioners of one of the1
rorelgn Government?. For lizrtlcalari address as
QOI THIRTEENTH STREET NORTH
OXJX. W7ST. For llent-A iulte of l'arlori
and Chamber, with open grate, near three line of
city cars. le2I
"I O GRANT PLAOE FORRENT ASUITE
AJ of fumiOicfl room., one containing clo ct,
with hot anil cold water. Southern exposure Lo
cation central. deSMt
E STREET NORTHWEST. BE.
Iwrfn Vlfth nml Klirf h ctrasfcPn. mn.
2,n.lrevKc.,',l location, an elegant unfurnlsbcd
SALOON PARLOR. de20
Al Q SIXTH STREET FOR RENT,
71M.7 bcantlful double PARLORS, n'wly.fur
nlsbed: Sr.t-class bonsc and location; termsmode
rate; no boarders. deau-tlt
F STREET, NEAR AVILLARU'S
anii tin TMihltt Pap rrnf rAmrnrtiiltlr.
fnrnl&licd Suites of Koomsi &lfntinf.Itpnf rn.-mi
atSIs Sfrnteenth street; jeod raterersln i-nme
tllate neighborhood. 8tn:etcars direct to Onl
Q-1 THIRTEENTH STREET-FOR RENT,
j OXJ twolare, newl.furnisliel rnomioo sec
onl Toor. comniun'ctttnp. Parlor and bed room,
suitable lor a member of iTonirrpss.
Private family. Terms moderate. P.! Terences
required. deJO -U'
nO J. F STREET NORTHWEST, BE.
UVitxrtwi-en Fifth and Sixth streets For Rent,
la respectable location, an cleeantly-fjrnlshei
bALOOS l'Alit,on. fc declS
IOR RENT UNTIL JANUARY 2 ONLV,
- an tlrpint suite of rooinflneirhotcI-; cheap.
Address Congress box H UEa'UULiCAS office.
FOURTEENTH STREET. OPPO.
rH Franklin Park. Nicely-furnished
ROOMS, with Board.
TJ1" HsTUEET FOU KENT ASUITE
--- AJL or clcpautly famished parlors, with
rjath-room, on first floor, soluble for one person
or centlrman and lady, with or without hoard.
521 A. SEVENTEENTH STREET NOUTH
OlX tVEST-lor l:nt-KOOIS In snttes and
f Ingle Booms, with or wlthont Board. del j-tt H
1 riR x STREET, NEH.E THE ARLIMi
JfUU tonUotel and all lines or street cars.
or rent, new and eleitairtly furnuhed parlor and
lcd-roomg. Honschas all modern conveniences.
orthand aouth exposure. decl-lm
CflJ. EAST CAPITOL STREET TWO
UWX handsomely rnrnhbed rommunlcatlni;
'wibi jur irni. uause new; nam, liant. neai,
&e. Well adapted foraScnatorormcmberofCon
ress or any Ktntleman having business at the
Capitol Bent moderate. dell-ct
1 9HQ ELEVENTH hTKtET NORTH-J--XJtJ
WHbT. InaptlyateramUyi parlorand
bedroom on tlrst floor, vi: the same on second
floor. $0. New boase, with all modern conven
lences, on street railroads. decM Ct
Qfifi TWELFTH STREET NORTH Wbsr.
OUU FOR RENT Two suites of handsomely
furnl'htd BOOMS. deell-st"
FOB KENT PARLOR AND UED ROOM,
handsomely furnished, all modern lmnroTe
ments; short dktance rrom the Capitol. Terms,
$to ptr month. JOHN J. EVANS, irennsylva
nlaaTenne. CapllolHlll. decil-:w
ACid. SIXTH STItEET NORTHWEST
vtt Members of Con greaS and others desiring
bandsomclv-fainlsLciroom", can be suited bran
ph log as above deio-at
1409 11 STREET. TO ME&1UEKS OF
--tl.VJ Congress and others. Hndoinelv fur
nUhetl rooms for rent, two squares frou the fcbbltt
and Arliogton, and convenient to three lines of
street cart. decC lm
fiOO PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, OAPl
VJJJ tol HIll-StniDFersTlsItlnffWashlnrton
Famished Rooms, single or en suite, by the day or
wees,, at reasonable rates. no30tf
Kl 1 TUIUTEEINTII faTREET NORTH
U1J. EbT, between E and F. Members of
Congress and others desiring handsomely-far-nlshed
Rooms, wltb or wlthont board, can tw
suited by applying as above. Kefcr- ex
cuaureM. - "u
5TT 1 -" '"ofBttili ufrosiTETHE
OJLX TObT OFFICE.-FOB BEKT-Two com
miialcatln; office rooms, at S per month; also,
several handsomtly-rnrclshed apartments la an
elegant house, wtth or wltbont board. Apply at
Bourn No. :, ill Seventh street. drMt
Oflfi IMiTH STREET SOUTH EAST PER.
JiiJJ sons desiring; handsomely furnished
ROOMS can be suited. References exchanged,
OH KENT OFFICES.
Tlie National Pafe Denoslt Comnanr havlnri-a.
rcntly purchased tbe property formerly known as
PJauts Enlldlnz,,northeastcorncr of Fifteenth
street and New lork axenue. has had the same
thoronjthly wnoraied and fitted nn for OFFICES.
TlielocailsUsthelestlnthe city and the terms
AppH at the Companyaoffiee. tOTicK(j
de4-STnThIw of the Exccntlve Commltu-e.
TTIOK KENT. FURNISH ED-ANELEO ANT
a: residence, lnaraihionamepartorinecitr:
19rocnB Ten rented. TiiTlnr 330 Der month.
wlthont board. None but reliable gentlemen
neco appiy. Auaress a. itcrLBLiL is omce.
Q9Q AND QOO EIGHTH STREET
OAO OOA N.E. For Rent-New 3
Six-room Brick HOEfeES, with water In thc..M
kitchen: tent HI. de!l-:t "
TTIOR RENT A NEW HOUSE. NIOELY
J-- i UBK IS11ED, In the western part or ids.
city, convenient to all the Departments: rent
cnun iff x sow mini, ror laiurmiugnau
dress S. A L. 1117 Seventh street. dc21-3f
1 KT X VERMONT AVENUE FOR RtNT
AtJAeJ A two-story and llacsard, 8 rooms.
an lnoocm conTeniences.
r.TO Colombia street, two-story, 8 rooms.
1 j'a T street northwest,; rooms, range, bath,
Possession can be given or either above houses
atonrc OATCIIEt. & WILSON,
drc-3t Cor. E evenlli and r streets.
OA.Q MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
iytfciv northwest. For rent House or ten jyL
rooms and bathroom; gas and water. Inqnlrc Vgfi
on premises. Possession given Jsnuarr i, ;
187K. delT-STaTh XJ"4-
O R RENT A THREESTORY
brick dwell Ins. twelve rooms: all moderns?;
Improvement . DYER A DAVIDSON, i:
deic-iw lea ra. avenue normweai.
FOR RENT A FINE THREE-STORY
bnck dwelling, sixteen rooms; everytJ
modern convenience: two-story brick staoles,x
la rear of lot. DYER DAVIDSON,
deis-lw 1C9 Pa. aveane northwest.
ftl A. r hlREET.BErWEEN SIXTUAND
v. jl. eeventn streets nonnwesi. r orrent,
asnperbbouse. ltbssisflne rooms, twofur-
naces ana ail tne moiern conveniences; also,
itva stnrr stahle inj e&rriarR hone.
E. K. WILSON.
lecie-Ct SHSevenlh street.
eno FIFTH STREET NORTHWEST
wuu ror rent, thirteen rooms, Ac., op
posite Judiciary square, by A. B. DU VALL,
corner oi c uur-auu-auaii sircci anu ijouisv
ana avenne. ueio-tf
FORKENT WEHAVE SEVERAL FIRST
CLASS FURNISHED HOUSES for rent.
In Washington city, ranging In price from pal
(20 to (S33.X3 per month for Congressional ses- ."J
alon, or a fair rednctlen by the year or s teiut"'
oryeara. For location and full particulars. Inquire
Of HUYCK i ADDISOV,
1SSF street, adjoining the Ebhltt House.
TTIOR.EENT OR LEASE "EDQEWOOD,"
.- toe eieganssuuoxDan rcuaence os we lasc,
Chief Justice Chase. Partly furnished, eigh
teen rooms, and every modern convenience;
beautiful lawn and rronnda. stable, earrlaae--
house, barn. Ac This If one of the handsomest in-
onrran restaences arouna Yvaani.gton,ana wui oe
let to a responsible private family only. For terms
and permit to se the premises, apply to WM. 11c
NE11I, Beat EsUU Agent, 09 beventh street N.
T7ILOR DE MURIAS AND HIO BONANZA
A! VIGABS, ofthe finest Havana Tobacco, tlper
box; 11 for 11. M. GOLDSTEIN,
CaUrornU Clrar Store, CUPenns. ave.,
deg-Im (Under Metropoilun Hotel.)
A N OPPORTUNITY IS OFFERED TO A
CX. party with a few hundred dollars In an In
vestment where capital, while remaining under
party's own control, can be more than doubled.
Highest references given If necessary.
dc3-ct r. O. Bogsxra. New York.
G1 fiflfi TO M,000 TO LOAN.-I HAVE
JA.JW on band to loan sums of the above
mounts on 3.63 District Bonds. United States
Bonds, or any other class of approved securities.
Address at once to U. A. C, Lock Box 171. City
Tost Offlce. novSMf
MONEY TO UOAN
I3ST STTJScTS 070 STJTT
" J. STANLEY JONES,
511 SEVENTH STREET.
BARTBAH &, CO.,
Vernon Bow, Penniylvania Aremne,
Corner TenUl Street.
Tbe only fiae tailors in Waanlxgton.
Unlfopnafor army ina navy.
Wedding ud reception outfits.
Ladles' riding bablts and outside garments of all
CURRENT CAPITAL TOPICS.
GUSH COMING HOME TO ROOST
TUB CQHSHIIFS AXi) THH COUXIfiY
GOLD AND SILVER MANUFACTURES
YON MOLTKE AND THE AMERICAN ASHY
Prlanie iinlzell Writes a Letter to
.Secretary Chnnrtlcr Transportation
nntl Appraisement of Merchandise
The Second Comptroller's Office
Army ruiI Nmy Matter.
Thi receipts yesterday from Internal revenuo
were jt24,WHs ami from customs, $232,i77.
The balances In the Treasury at tbe close of tmsl
nets yesterday were : Currency, $9,778,539; spe
cial deposit ol legal tenders for redemption ot cer
tificates or deposit, S"15,T,000; coin, 459,31S,S93;
locludlng coin certificates, (21,021,'JM: oatstandlsa
legal tendert, aS7S.171.772.
'The rcslmaster General fcas authorized a "dead
letter cfflce"auctlon sale In this city, commencing
on the 17th of Jsnnary next. The catalogue em
braces 8,10 different articles sent through the
mall', bat nnredeemed, Including books, music
rocks, scarfs, violin strings, rclssors. knives, shoe
brnshes, stockings, corn crushers, scjthes, stones,
toothpicks, charms, shoes, gloves, asthmatlo
iutnlgators, night ctps, sheetings, ribbons, saws
and corn buskers.
New Steamboat Route.
Messrs. Jar. Wood & Co., New York, propose
establishing a steamship connection between
New York and tbe ports or Jago and Clcnfaegos,
Cuba, and will dirpatch the steamship Liberty
en the 10th Instant ror those ports, and monthly
thereafter. The Pott Ofuca Department has de
cided to send the United States mills for the
above ports on there steamers, which will boor
great convenience to the public, as there has
heretofore been no direct mall connection with
The Second Comptroller's Offlce.
The commission to examine the affairs of the
Second Comptroller's office, of which Comptroller
Pratt Is chairman, havo completed the taking of
testimony, and their report to Secretary Hristow
will be made within a day or two. There Is no
Intimation as to what conclusions hare been
reached by the commission, though there are
quite a number of persons on the anxlons bench
with regard thereto. It will be a consolation,
probably, to all Interested to know that they need
only posters their rouls in patience a little
Commander Alfred Hopkin! ordered to eof
rnscd the Wjandott 1st of January next; Ast
ant Paymaster Bean Frater to the CaekUI;
Uhiel Engineer Wm. a. Bnehler to spec1 daty
at New York, In connection with- the construc
tion of machinery; Cadet Engineer GylL F. Bab
bitt to the Vandalls, ssth Inst.: C&pt. J.O. F.
DeKralt detached from tbe navryard. League
Island, 31st Inst., and placed cm "siting orders;
Commander Henry II. -Manly IK the command
crthe Wjandotton the 1st or January next, and
placed on waiting orders; assistant Paymaster
A. T. Brown from the catsklll, and placed on
Stamp Only on Hsmfaetntcs of Gold and
The Secretary of the Treasury recently sent to
the House of Representatives a copy of a commu
nication addressed to him by a firm In Boston, In
which Is atkedthe fixing of a stamp doty upon
manufactures of gold and silver In this country.
The writers propose that the stamp denote the
'pality by fixing the carat on the gold goods, and
one Uniform standard lor those or sliver. They
1 itKOods could then be marketed lo any
part or the? world, and would b rained and
sought after In i. manner or English and Frencn
goods. Our trade suffers because no uniform sys
tem has been adopted, and our home trade also
suffers to a great extent because people aj not
sure they are getting what they desire; consa.
quently many persons In this country will buy lm.
ported goods because they get Inst the quality
they pay for." '
Tbe new House Committee on Appropriations
(Mr. Randall, chairman) promptly organized for
buslners on Tuesday. Assignments or the eonso.
lar and diplomatic. Military Academy and pen
sion appropriation bills were made to sub-committees,
with a view of having them reported to
the House Immediately after the holiday recess.
These are the less important annual appropria
tion bills, and It Is not believed that any very
great redaction can be made in them. The esti
mate of tbe amount needed In the next fiscal year
to pay the expenses or foreign Intercourse, a
greater portion or which was Included In tbe con
sular and diplomatic bill last year, though a few
small items were contained la separate bills. Is
41,302,183, against 1,331,28S appropriated last
year. There are omitted Irom theestlmates under
the same head, for the next year, lour Items for
which 181,700 were last year appropriated. The
estimates for the Military Academy for next year
are 91,069, against S7,'.ilO appropriated ror the
current year. This does not tnelude the pay of
the Military Academy, tbe amount or which Is
asnropriated In the army bill, and ror whleh esti
mates amounting to :l7,01have been submitted.
The amount appropriated for pensions ror tbe cur
rent year was $30,000,000. and the amount asked
ror for next year about half a million less. The
Appropriations Committee will not meet again
until after recess.
Gen. Xoltte Antwers the Sew York "Herald"
and the "Army and Navy Journal."
The well-informed Washington correspondent
of tbe Cincinnati I'oUitfuK or December 11 relers
to a letter of General Von Moltke addressed to
the German Minister at Washington, in which
the Illustrious General expresses his surprise at
being represented as having spoken unfavorably
about the American army and Its leaden.
correspondent regrets that he was not able
letter, as It Is against the Irishes ofthe
he was allowed to read it and make
ure el Us tenor, which Is the following, without
additions or chanre:
BEHLlrr, Nov. 24, 1875.
I am Tlry much obliged for your com
munication, and can only answer that 1 have
sever been asked by anybody about the worth of
American generals. Had It even been the case, 1
never would hare expressed such disparaging
Jndament as Imputed to me by the Herald, the
much less so as 1 hare sot been able to form an
idea about the merits of American generals.
There exists so material of the war of secession
like that, for Instance, furnished by our general
staff about the-Franco-German war, and I had no
time to read the various report! emanating from
both sides at the time, and apparently written In
the spirit of party feeling, so as to examine the
same closely. In order to reach at least some prob
able conclusions onsets.
The same way, also, as I never allowed mysel!
to Judge American soldiers er generals. I neither
dreamed to speak about West Point, and. If 1
ever bad occasion to spe ak, I would not hare done
so In such a manner as related by tbe Amy ant
Katy Journal of August 7, and discussed more ex
tensively by the saxe Journal or September 4.
All the above statements and expressions Im
puted to ue lack entirely any possible ground,
and are sheer fabrications.
Accept, eta, V. Moltke.
Private Dalitll to Secretary Chandler.
Private Daliell may bo mad on soma subjects,
and Is undoubtedly a persistent "opes letter"
writer, hut It will be generally confessed that
there Is much method In the madness displayed
in the Insanity of tbe following missive from him
to the Secretary of the Interior. The latter, as
the Michigan war Senator, proved himself the
conils'e-H friend of the Union soldier, and his
action tans far In the management ofthe Jepart
xnent of the Interior has sustained his reputation
in this regard:
Cildwill, Ohio. Dec 20, it's.
Mod. Zackariah Ckandltr. Secntary of tht Inte
tir3 11 osAfafon, J, c. t
Sin: We, the soldiers or Ohio, and I, writing In
their same, and I am sure truly representing them
therein, thank you lor the noble stand you have
taken In behalf or our wounded comrades, turned
out by a Copperhead House or Representatives to
make room lor Democratic rebels. Maae room
for the cripples 1 God will bless you torn. The
soldiers will reward yon for It. Whenever a Cop
perhead House turns out a crippled Union soldier
to make room for a d d rebel, for God's sake
whirl out one ol the Copperhead clerks In your
Department there are hundreds of them and
let the cripples have their places, and prove that
republics are not una-ratera!. This thing of hon
oris g treason with official emoluments has gone
en until the soldiers are not only Incensed, but
msd. They cannot and will sot stand It. It Is
too much for flcshand blood. They will not stand
It any longer. Slxhundredthousandofthemnow
voting the Republican ticket swear before high
heaven they will not stand It to see their poor
wounded comrades turned out and rebels put In
their plsces. bnppose the Copperheads had tbe
President, all the Departments and both Houses,
how many Republicans eenld hold places? Not
oie. Thcreloreon with the head of every Cop.
perbead, end show the Copperheads that political
decapitatlcn is a game we can play at aa well as
Unless this Is dose premptly In every Depart
meat, notoriously fall of arrant rebel and Copper
clerks, ai we all know, the soldiers will have no
heart to support the Bepnblleaa party, and wlth
ont their support tbe Republican party Is deed,-,
dead, dead: lor they are all there is of ltworthtbe
naming. They made It and they preserve It. Let
them withdraw, and It goes to Its grave disgraced
-Yours, Paiy.iT Daxzxxx.
Transportation asd Appraisement of Kircaan-
Tho following circular has been addressed to
collectors ol customs with regard to the transpor
tation of unappralsed merchandise:
It appearing from evidence bsfore the Depart
ment that there is tome lack or uniformity at the
several ports In the practice relating to the lm.
portatlon or unappralsed merchandise, and that
inrther Instructions upon the subject are neces.
ran, the Department has concluded toprescrlb
the following regulations, which will bo strictly
obssrred by tbe officers concerned:
1. The transfer of all such merchandise at the
pert er first arrival for delivery to the carriers,
and at the '
TOKT OF DIBT15A.TI0X
to the appraiser a stere for examination or to
oonaeawarenouse, win oe maae oy tne custom
house draymen In custom-house carts.
2. The bill of lading should In all cases be trans
mitted by mall until the Immediate transporta
tion entry, invoice and manifest, or If such bill of
lading relate to more than one shipment or em
brace goods consigned to more than one Importer,
a copy or the portion thereof describing the mer
chandise mentioned In the Invoice forwarded will
be sent, embracing all Information In relation to
charges for transportation or otherwise contained
In the original bill of lading necessary to enable
the officer at the port or arrival to properly esti
mate the duties legally accruing on such mer
chandise. 3. An Inspection by the Department or entries
and accompanying documents gathered at dif
ferent points shows that duties are not Invariably
levied at the port or destination ef merchandise
forwarded as aforesaid on such charges and com
missions as under the law are dutiable. Tne at
tention or the officers at those ports is therefore
called to this subject, and they are lnjolned to
exercise greater care to comply strictly with the
laws relating to tbe addition to the invoice pre
sented or all dutiable commissions and charges.
4. In preparing separate manifests In triplicate
for each car
as arorerald, collectors will observe the instruc
tions or articles US and 679 of the Department
regulations or 1871, which In some Instances seem
to nave been dlsreaarded.
& To prevent the inconvenience to the Govern.
ment and the Importer Incident to the arrival at
the port of destination or a portion only of a con
signment, the offleerof the customs at the port
ol departure will endeavor, as far as practicable,
to came to be forwarded at one time all goods
embraced In one Invoice and entry.
C Inasmuch as the transportation of unap
prised merchandise for the convenience of Im
porters, under even the best rules, must nocsssa
rlly be attended with some
collectors of customs are directed to carefslly
comply with all the regulations upon the subject
sow In force, and to require vigilance on the part
of their subordinates In preventing any Infrac
The Secretary or tho Treasury has written to
the collector or customs at New York with rezard
to tbe refusal of that officer to allow the entry of
certain urj ox.oioes,aiiegea to do f erurtan Dides
Imported Irom Great Britain, under the Depart
ment circular prohibiting the Importation or nea
rattle and hldcsof neat cattle irom Great Britain
Tbe collector Is Informed that the circular warts
sued In consequence or the prevalence or thenoof
and mcuth disease In that conntrr. and ris in
tended to prevent the introduction or thediseasa
into the United States by lmDorUtlonr of cattle
and hides which might belnfesud. ML-was not
Intended to prohibit the Importation or hides Im
ported Into Great Britain from other countries
and exported thence to the UniUd States. If the
collector Is satisfied that the IVdes In question are
Peruvian .ides, he is authorized to allow the
''Gush" Cemlng Home to Boost.
ta Washington correspondent of the New
ynrk Tr.dune who wrote the celebrated "guih
ids" letters from the South last year, full of the
alleged evidence of Southern love for the North
ern Democracy, which this Journal took excep
tions to at the time, can no longer conceal his dis
gust at the selfishness or these ex-Confederate
cormorants. He analyzes the chairmanships of
committees as follows:
-The excitement over the appointment of tbe
committees and disappointments of the members
continues quite unabated among those whore
main in the city. An analysis or the list tends
rather to increase than to abate discontent. It Is
found that out or 33 working committees ofthe
Heme, which, in their foil cycle, embrace tho en.
tire business ofthe country, the Southern or late
slave States have 22 of their chairmanships, em
bracing such Important committeent v those on
Elections, Judiciary, Commerce,mnds.iue Rail
road, Post Office, Naval Affairs, abqiwajs and
Canals. Foreign Affairs, Claims, arvlslon ofthe
Laws, Education and Labor,' Dlrtar.t of Colum
bia, Patents and many others. H'sw England,
with ttn Democratic members, doA sot receive a
chairmanship or any kind whatever, tig or little.
New York receives,. two, those ofthe Bank
ing and Currency' armTjiril Service 'Com-'
mittees. New jersey- reeelrriooUiog,
Pennsylvania receives those of Appropriations
and Invalid Pensions, and yet New England and
the three States Just named have welPnigh as
large a population as tbe 15 rate Slave ktetea,
wlth a far larger proportion, or old and expert
enced Democratis members. The fact that about
the same population that gets lour chairman,
ships In the North and East get 22 In the South, ,i
puts a great many teem on euge among tne
Northern Democracy; and It IS about; as bad for
the Welt and Northwest, where only seven
chairmanships la all are given to Ohio, Indiana,
Illinois, Mlcnlcan Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota,
-Nebraska .Kansas, Nevada, California and
not nave a single chairniansLlpV"ovefSW,dVj'
of people not being represented at the head of
any committee. The southern States have about
one-third or the population or the whole country
to-day, and they get two-thirds" of the chairman
ships, and It is very hard to make Northern and
Western Democrats contented with sueh a dis
pensation. General Banks, elected by tbe
Democratteprrty ai an Independent, Is grossly
slighted. lie was for several years chairman of
Foreign Affairs, and Is the second ses
sion ofthe XLIIdCongrtrs, alter he had vigor
ously rapport edMr.Greeiey, a Republican House,
by vote, continued him In his chairmanship. Now
he Is not only deposed from his chairmanship,
but Is subordinated on the committee to Charles
James Faulkner, br.'Wcst Virginia, of whom
nothing more need be. said In this connection.
Mr. Chittenden, of New York, Is another Inde
pendent who is most conspicuously snubbed. In
deed, the Independent members, whose course
aided the Democracy, are less kindly treated by
that party than they have been by the Republi
cans, whom they hurt. It Is no exaggeration to
say that the discontent with the committee as
signments is widespread, general and bitter
among a large class or Northern Democrats.
Among Republicans there Is very little reeling,
as they consider themselves outsiders, with no
rights which Democrats are disposed to respect.
In general, however, leading Republicans have
been fairly treated; thongh It Is thought that Mr
Kaston has ground tor complaint In not being re
tained on the Ways and Means or the Appropria
tion Committee, on both of-which he has had
many years' experience.
Some wag or the dlrsppolnted class comes In
and Insists that Speaker Kerr made his selections
for chairmen of committees solely upon rules ot
nomenclature, simply taking the significance or
sound of names of members for his guide. Placing
Harris In charge or Electlons.be says. Is designed
to harass contestants. The Bourbons are always
calling for "More Rye-son," and hencs Morrison
was detailed to look alter the Ways and Means.
Knowing that Appropriations would be necessary
In order that the members should get their pay,
and that they ate the chief end and all of legisla
tion, Mr. Randall was appointed to see to them.
Considering the national banks a useless piece or
coxcombry, they were left to the tender mercies of
Hen. S. S. Cox, who Is expected to annihilate
them and substitute greenbacks in the place of
their Issues. As the Texas Pacific will induce
some hard fighting, a Lam-ar was made captain
ofthe band expected to Ian Its enemies. Many
suspicions Claims are on hand, and a Bright man
Is set to watch them: War Claims or Southern
ers find their Eden there. To indicate that river
Commerce Is not to be neglected, that committee
Is marshaled by a Here-ford. Large sales or the
Public Lands may be expected through the man
agement or Sayler. Stone In charge orManurao
turea Indicates that artificial stone is to
have the preference over the 'natural forma
tion. Irrigation for the utilization of waste
pxslrle deserts by means of artesian wells may
be supposed to be a pet theory or the Speaker's,
Intimated by the placing a Cald-well at the head
or Agriculture. Justice is to be meted ont te the
Indians, hence the Scales to weigh It. Peace Is
to reign, and marrying and giving In .marriage
to ensue as the Military Affairs go Banning.
Our militia may be brave, but there Is a deep
wanto" confidence Implied by the fact that thefr
leader is Cowan. That the Speaker had misgiv
ings about frauds In tbe District Is evident,
because they are to be counteracted by a Back
ner. The Knotty points of law will be elucidated
in the J nalclsry by a Proctor Knott. Publio Ex
penditures ate In danger from a Mllllken. Pri
vate Land culms will be estimated according to
aGunter. Whltthorne Is to be a thorn In the
side of the Secretary of tbe Navy. The graceful
Swannwlllsee to Fore'gu Afialrs If he has to
s wlm th ocean for It, Territories will rear to
the Southard In their organic features during the
Forty-fourth Congress. Revolutionary Pensions
are getting so scarce that the Speaker sent
Eppa Hnnton after them. The Horse Marines
are to have a good time, for Captain Jenkslsat
the hesd ot Invalid Pensions. Railways and
Canals are construed to "Jones' Locker."
Education and Labor find an excellent
exemplar for both branches In a, Walker.
Bnt ne evidently Intended a bull when
he placed Durham at theihesd or Revision
ofthe Laws. Did he Intend to reflect upon light
weights when he placed little Alex. H. Stephens
In charge of Coinage, Weights and Measures;
That were a base eotnaf e of wit." Patents will
be well assured or an ad-Vanc. Thanks for the
giving Publlo Buildings and Grounds In charge
or aHolman, for tbey wlimeed the care olia
whole man. Knowing the President's interest In
the UlvllServlee Reform, it was a good thing to
put It In charge or the Whltebouse. A good
Speakarrnles well, hence the S. P. Kerr Is as.
cjlcio chairman of the Rales. Ellis is to take
charge ofthe Mississippi Levees, and he msst do
ltwell,orthat they will go to ElMssare. The
Ubrary must be well sp in the Speaker's estima
tion, or he wonld sot have given it to tho care ol a
Glymer. The impression Is strong that Mr.JCerr
has no great faith In the Centennial, unless every
American and his kin bop around and leg for It,
or he wonld sot have charged Hopkins with Its
msaagement. -" ""
Cur wag here stopped to catch his wind, having
rattled off this or.fetclid and pan-y wit at a two
forty rate, and we quietly suggested that we did
sot see that this rule of nomenclature was any
good excuse for making such ordinary commit
tees. "Ahl" said he. "but If Tour Sneaker la a
Kerr how can yon expect hlmto prodnce thor
' ouch. bred committees t"
we kicked him down stairs.
Haseisbcio, Pa,, Dec. 22. In accordance with
the recommendation ofthe Board of Pardons, the
Governor hat granted pardons to XIngo Parks
asd several of the misers cosTietod with him In
Clearfield county. The board usually recom
mends, without fixing a date on which tbe pardon
shau Issue, butts this case there was a deviation
OF A BOSTON GAS-MAIM
MANY KILLED AND
FEDERAL -STREST BRlilQE SHATTERED
A GRAIN WlBEHOUSE DESTROYED
S'nmes or ttaeiKilled and "Wounded as
far as Asceitatned Earthquake or
Explosion nrnr Blclimoutl, Virginia
EXPLOSIOS IIT BOTJTH BOSIOK.
8eviril Persons Killed.
Bostos, Dec. si Shortly bsfore f o'cloek this
evenlDga terrlbl explosion occurred in South
Boston, by which llsrgo number of persons were
lnjuiedand revcrafkllled. As yet It is Impossi
ble to lcatn the cayLe of the explosion or the ex
tent ofthe damsel The Urge gas main running
under the Federal street bridge to South Boston,
and thence along tbe water's edge under the pave
ment en Federal street exploded with a loud re
port, tearing np the ysvement for a dlstancs of
Aw jeefc or more, mefireetwaa tnrongea run
people at the time, and, many were burled usder
the debris. Crosbj'j grain warehouse was radly
shattered, and will rave to be taken down. The
fortmsnwas Instanty killed. It Is suppose! that
several persons wers.blown into tbe waten Sev
eral dead bodies have already been tales out.
The wildest rumors prevail.
The followlsg is a list or killed and wounded,"
so far as ascertained at this hoar, (11 p. m.,) by
the explosion this erenlnir at the Federal street
vnuge: x.avara -i. ancerson, joremau oi aam-l
ner Croseys grain warehouse, Hlled; H. N. nl
Kemp, chief clerk of the penrionoflloJtrpeJ: 1
2-amcr u'urien, tajtra.jo nij reeiaencarsupposeo.
fatal-injured; Tfcnothy .SBlllvanfTeg broken.
Injured Internal', will die; Ohas. T. Grim, lez
broien, otber'Ke badly hurt, supposed fatally
InUrea; Jcry McCarthy was blown Irom his
tram an' taken up-coonsc!eas, thought h will
mcow: John Mahooev. taken home severelT
injarcd.perbaps fatally; Edward Kennlngton,Jr.,
oionn Into the water, rescued, sllibtly Injured;
Ellen Field and her son, Michael Field, slightly
Injured; Samuel Collins, badly hurt about the
head and face; Kate Mullen, sllghly Injured.
Thos. Grim, teamster,
TSROWS TEOII HIS TEAK
and fatally Injured; Bernard Steeples blown into
the water.andraoslv4eUgrrt;inJarles; also, Jacob
Craneh and -John Fernald. A teamster samed
Elwell was engaged with Charles Grim In load,
log a team at Crosby's- warehouse when the ex.
E lotion took place, and has not been seen since.
e Is supposed to have been blown Into the water
and drowned, six or eight persons known to be
In tbe vicinity or the explosion are missing, and
are supposed to hare been blown Into the water
and drowned. Parties are now engaged with
grappling irons dredging the river for bodies. As
yet there Is no positive knowledge of the cause of
the explosion, but It is supposed the recent cold
weather canted the pipe to burst, and tbe ground
becoming impregnated with the gas Ignited from
some cause and caused the explosion.
Tbe scene or the explosion Is thronged with
hundreds of anxious and curious people. The
main pipe Is about fire Inches In diameter, and
passes under Federal-street bridge and along the
causeway leading from It up Dorchester avenue,
tbe continuation In South Boston of Federal
street. This causeway is composed or threo feet
or mere of dirt and gravel, with the pavement
resting on the foundation or the piling, and on
either side for seventeen feet or more is the river.
Eye-witnesses state that the first Intimation was
abrlRbtfissh about midway the causeway.fol
lowed by a sharp explosion, paving-stones, travel
and tcbrit flying In all directions, and almost Im
mediately thereafter the causeway on tbe right
hand side, under which run the gas main, fell
over Into the river, carrying over with It several
persons, who were stunned. Injured or killed by
the explosion. The number or these Is not yet
ascertained, bat It is feared several were
y'scnrsp U3DXS mums
at tbe bottom of the river. The pavement was
completely torn np for a dlstanoe of one hundred
and seventy.flve feet trom the wooden portion of
the bridge, to Crosby's warehouse, which Is built
L loath Boston side. This building was badly bat-
isiBusuuioiueres. xiau tne explosion occurred
live minutes later.the loss or life would have been
greater, as the draw of the bridge had been np
for some time, and a crowd of three er tcmr hnn.
Tdred persons on their way from the city to their
j"mcs in oouin xuuEon, naa eoueeteaan tnis side,
ana in a few roiaater -wonld save iwarmsd upon
iRASKU, la., Dec A few moments pre
vious to the adjournment or tho Parish Court here
this evening a paper containing the following
was presented to E. B. Mentx, parish Judge:
The nnderslgned, members of tbe bar of the
parish ol St. Mary, acting under thesensa of duty
which we owe to ourselves as members of your,
court asd as representatives of those who are In
terested In a pure administration of law, both
civil and criminal, feel the necessity ot calling
upon you In this formal manner to resign your
Cisco ot parish Jadge of the parish of St. Mary.
To us our Incompetency Is manifest. The In
terested motlrer, which In most cases influence
ycur decisions, are palpable, and in all cases
whleh come belore you the wide departure rrom
all that shosld give dignity, velght to and confi
dence In rulings of a court or Justice is beyond
all question. In the interest, therefore, of our
profession, and of pure administration of law and
good order and peace of this community, we re
quest of yon to tender your resignation or the
office which you hold. Fbxd. Gates,
M. J. FosTxn,
O. B. SnxrnxSD,
A. C. ALLE.f ,
A. C. DDKAT8AIL,
Asd. S. f.s-TAPX.
To which the Jndge replied: "I have tried to
perform my duty faithfully and Impartially, and
Inasmuch as the signers of this paper did not vote
for me at tbe last election, 1 shall continue to ad
minister tbe functions of my offlce until my con
stituents call upon me to resign."
Thns the matter stands. It Is the Intention of
the members ofthe bar to appeal tetbe next
Legislature, In order to secure his impeachment
by that body.
WAS IT ANEAKTHQUAKE1
Two Shocks Felt at; Richmond.
RiCBiiOBD, Va., Dec 22. A shock, supposed
to have been an earthqnake.occurred here at 11:40
p. m. It lasted about 10 seconds, and was felt all
over the city. The shock was quite severe, shak
ing buildings and causing many people to rush
Into the streets to ascertain the cause.
rOSSISLY A COIXIXSY XXTLO8I0S AT CLOTSUt
The shock felt here at 11:10 lasted 10 seconds,
and was quickly followed by another, briefer and
not so revere; the last by a concussion In the air,
a smothered sound. The guests at the different
hotels were so alarmed rrom the rocking or tbe
buildings as to assemble In the parlors en dfiAa
bllle, ready to leave.
The alarm was general, the shock being felt In
all parts ot the city, and citizens leaving their
domiciles In fright and haste, crowds gathered at
prominent points to discuss the matter, and a
general state of disquietude eitsu,many".rarlng a
recurrence of a phenomena. Exceptionally sin
gular In this region, an extensive earthquake
'occurred In Louisa county, fifty miles off, over
forty years since, bnt soae nearer here. The Vi
brations appeared to be from South to North.
Shock was lelt In manehester, across the river.
srrrosrD to bz xv xxrLOsfoir.
Many persons attribute the shock to an explo
sion at the Clover Hill coal mines, thirteen miles
south ef Richmond. If sneh Is the case, the ex
plosion mutt have been aa extraordinary one to
have been to perceptibly felt here.
The Evangelists Still at Work.
PniLADZLrniA, Deo. 22. The audience at the
Depot church to-day was the largest that has yet
attended any of the soon prayer-meetings. Mr.
Moody discoursed on the subjects of prater and
fsltb,, reading many selections from tbu Scrip
tures 'lllnttratlve of the power of sincere prayer
and faltb. Prayers for the sanetlfication of this
revival work were offered, followed by the sing
ing ot the hymn, "For Yon I am Praying."
After remarks by ssveral gentlemtnthe benedic
tion was pronounced.
THE ZTX31BO imTISO.
PmLATJXLrniA, Deo. 21 The attendance at
the Moody and Sankey meeting to-night was not
to largo as usual. Mr. Moody eslled the atten
tion of bis hearers to one word, "Compassion,"
and In order to bring bis theme into prominence
died many Instances from the Scriptures where
the word Is employed, and gave an account of
the cleansing of the leper when Jems had com
passion on him. The speaker stated theta fallen
woman had attended the services onSnnday.
She had been convinced, had. gone Into the in
quiry room, asd been converted. She has now
left her sinful abode aid gone back to her home.
The Inquiry rooms to-night were well filled.
There will be no presetting on Friday or Satur
cay.sightr. Death of s Proalnsnt Baltlmorean.
Bai.TiHOEii'DecH.Wm.Eote died Is this
city to-day, aged 78 years. The Amrrfcan, lnlts
obituary notice, says of him: At the early age of
IT, he had achieved collegiate honors, and became
at once connected with this paper as one of its
proprietors and editors, whleh relation ha held
nearly forty years. It may be truly said that no
single Individual contributed-more than he to
61ve form and presence to the events among which
e lived. In private life his career was one of
unblemished Integrity, and In his social relations
ho was exemplary and kind.
Ad vanes 4 Freight Bates.
CIhcikbati, Dee. a Representative on the
trunk linn held a meeting at the Grand hotel
to-day, and decided to advance fourth class rates
te correspond with those fixed at the meeting la
Cnicsgosifewweakiago. They make no change
is the rates oa flour and grain. The new tariff
takes effect December 28.
Gordon Elected to Parliament.
L03DOW, Dee. 22. Lord Advocate Edward
Stratheaw Gordon, Conservative, has been re
elected to Parliament by the Universities oralis
gow and Aberdeen.
TWXXTT LIVES LOST OH THE GOLIATH.
LosDoa, Dee. 22. The first reports that there
was so loss of lire by tbe burning of the tralnex;.
ship Goliath are contradicted. It Is now stated
there Is reason to believe that twenty boys per
ished In the fiames.,-
Mount Vesuvius Eruption.
Jiosrr, Dee. 22. Dispatches from Naples report
that the agitation In Mount Vesuvius Is Increas
ing, and an extensive eruption Is expected.
Chesapeake and Ohio Bailroad-
Alsxahdma, Va., Dee. 22. la the 'united
States Circuit Court to-day, before Justices
walto and Bond, the case or the Chesapeake and
Ohio railroad was further arguedibyOIr. Howard.
or Richmond. Mr. Howard gave a brief history
or the efforts of tome or the plaintiffs and tbe de
fendants to oust the Jurisdiction of the court,
and read anthorltles to show that under
the circumstances the court would exerolse
against them its summary process tor contemrt,
and proceeded to answer the Interrogatoryof
Chief Justice Walto as to the right of the court
to hold Jurisdiction when the parlies themsefres
desired to dismiss their cause, answered the
argument of Mr. Macrarland that wherr the
court had no Jurisdiction the proceedings were
void ab initio, and showed by well-iettled
authority that sneh proceedings were not void,
bnt voidable by writ of error.
F. L. Smith, of Alexandria, followed on the
same side, and was In turn followed by Jndges
Marshal and Crump, of Richmond, and Judge
Chlpman, or New Yore. Mr. Evarts closed tne
argument, and the court took the papers and
reserved decision till the 3d or January.
In the esse of the Richmond and Atlanta air.
line railroad, J. H. Fisher was appointed re-
', In place or Baford, by consent.
The Ontario Legislature.
Toeojcto, Dee. sa ltr ttre-LegTsTataTo'Iaft
night me estimates for 1878 were discussed. One
Item was ol $79,000 for Immigration. Uon.M.Ue
Dougall said that too many mechanics came to
this country during the present depression of
trade. Ontario, he said, paid more than was ne
cerrary on this braneh, and he moved that. In
view ot the depressed condition ef manufacturing
industry aad the surplus of labor seeking employ
ment. It was the opinion or the Bouse that It was
Inexpedient to effer special encouragement to tin
migration ror 1970. lion. Mr. Crooks said the
policy ot the Government was to encourage the
Immigration or agricultural laborers and domes-"
tlo seivants only, and he believed employment
could be lound during the winter ror 22,003 of
those classes. The Government Intended to eon
tlnue the same policy In this matter. After some
further discussion, Mr.McDougall's motion was
lost, and the Item passed. The House then con
curred In all votes required for publls service for
tbe coming year.
Lois of the Pacific.
Sax Foaxctsco, Dec. 22. Owing to the severe
strictures or the Victoria press on the loss of the
steamihlp Pacific, Messrs. Goodall, Nelson A
Perkins announce their intention of withdrawing
the ships from that line. An Assemblyman from
San Francisco has Introduced a resolution asking
tbe appointment of a legislative committee to de
vise mesns to prevent In future disasters similar
to the loss of the Pacific Ho supported the reso
lution in a ipeech.referrlng to the loss on the coast
In the past lew years of ten steamers and 1,500
lives, and vigorously denounced the system which
permitted ships to go to sea In an unsound condi
tion, illy provided with means or saving life, and
with unreliable, undisciplined erews.Iargely com
posed or Chinese. The resolution and speech
cause much comment in nautical circles.
Trosslo in the Coal Regions..
PoTTSvn.cz, Pa., Dec. 22. The special police
ortheeadmar Railroad Company are guardlag
the tracks and trains In the vicinity of Moxat
Vermel to-day, being called there suddenly to
protect the company's property In consequence of
a gang of 'desperadoes who boarded a passenger
trainjast night night and fired on the conductor
and brakemen, sitting tbe latter is the lag. They
then commenced cheating the conductor, when
several passengers came to his .rescue and sus
ceededln driving them from the car. The ex
citement Is Intense, and although great efforts
have been made no arrests have as yet been
The Commercial loan Company.
Oaicaao, Dec 22. The statement or the di
rectors orthrCommerclal Loan Company that
the assets f the concern would more than cover
the liabilities does not seem to be accurate. The
assets, whlehvwlll be available sooner or later.
..m, n.ms.fri Ttmrn ti " tHt loo,ooo
I Tbe liabilities are about aaUleu joilwui.
ibii ii m" HSM..LJ
it is believed about SO cents on the dollar will be
paid lr time Is given. Tho company did a large
savings deposit basinets, ana its suspension falls
near j uyvu suuie four ftravie.
Sax Fsakcisco, Dee. 22. Gen. Schoficld has
oidered Company G, First cavalry, from Pre.
sidlo to San Diego for service on the border, near
Campo. A dispatch from San Diego says every,
thing remains quiet. A vigilant guard u kspt at
Campo. A dispatch from Tucson reports Pes
qulera. Governor of Sonora,wlth six 'hundred
revolntioniets, have retreated across the line rato
Aniona. Governor Safford, of Arizona, has tele
graphed Gen. Kautx, commanding district, ask.
Ing him to send troops to drive the armed forces
back to Sonora and prevent the troops or either
side crossing the line. The revolutionists assert
the Intention ot continuing the contest with the
Terrible Deadly Assault
MAxcnESTXit,N. H., Dee. 22. Thomas Deer
lng, the New York rough, who shot Policeman
Shea on the night of Dec 7, made a desperate
assault thfs afternoon upon Charles Mellen, who
occupied the same cell with him. Deerlng had
armed himself with a piece of Iron, wrenched
from his bed, with whleh he Intended to kill the
turnkey and escape. Mellen warned the officer,
when Deering- turned upon him, striking him
across the head and lace savagely, Inflicting
dangerous wounds. The officer was compelled
to choke and clnb Deerlng before he would re
lease his hold on Melles's throat. Ue was
finally secured and placed In the dungeon.
New York, Dec 22. The Inquest over the body
ot Sarah Alexander, the murdered Jewess, was
concluded this evening at the Brooklyn morgue
The prisoner, Reubensteln, was present with his
counsel, and a large crowd manifested considera
ble Interest In the proceedings. The Jury, after a
half hour's deliberation, found that the murdered
girl came to hsr death by violence, at the hands
of Pesach N. Rnbensteln, on or about the 12th of
December, and that the death ot a child was con
sequent upon that of Its mother.
CiiAnLxsToa-, S.'Ju., Dec 22. The presidents of
all the national and State banks la Charleston,
together with the prlnelpalmereantlle firms
Joined la sending the following dispatch to Got.
"Irrespective otpartles, desiring peace and pro
tection for persons and property, believing that a
blow has been struck, In the late Judicial elec
tion, threatening ruin to the people ot the State,
we tender you, for this community and the State,
our thanks for Tour action In refusing to sign the
commissions. We thank you, and will do all we
can to sustain yon In what you have done"
Floods in' Texas.
Oaltestov, Dec 22. There have been very
heavy rains throughout Southern and Western
Texas the last two days. The rivers and bayous
are higher than they have been for years. No
trams have left for the North to-day on account
ofthe unsafe condition ofthe trestles of the
roads north of Houston, which are reported
broken asd trains blocked. Steamers could not
leave Houston to-day on aeeountof the flood In
the bayou, it Is feared much damage will be
Kansas State Treasurer.
Totiea, Dec 22. John Francis has accepted
the office of State treasurer, and his commission
was given him to-day. The examination of the
bonds In the hands of the treasurer Is still going
on, and will not be completed until to-morrow
sight. It Is believed that they are ail correct asd
In the vaults. Papers In the salt against Lapper
and his bondsmen will bellied In the District
Court of this county to-morrow.
Bark Stonewall Jackson.
BCSToa, Dec 22. The bark Stonewall Jack,
son.'rtcently built atEast Bosun', sailed for Nor
lolk, Virginia, to-day. Above three thousand
persons visited her to day. Salutes and a grand
nratlon went alven her as she Passed down- A.
"Boston lady left In the cabin a costly wreath, let-
taeaH tlt)i ilatiaeil Testatraifa i4frt nfr1l tkarl en.
gentleman presented an elegant picture or Jack
son by a Bostoa,artlst, -
Naw Yosk, Dec Si Wm. A. Boney, secretary
of the New York Rectifying Company, at II
Cedar street, -was this afternoon held by United
States Commissioner Oiborn to await the action
of the grand Jury for having failed to make
proper entries of the manufacture of distilled
Eemimbir the BabSathEay.
HABBiSBnto, Pa, Dec 22, The represents
Ureior serin synods or different religions de
nominations or Pennsylvania 'nro in session here
to-day to consider the belt means of. preventing
the desecration of the Sabbath, and preserving
the Lord's day as appointed, for rest.
FosTOir.Dec tl The, Hon. Win. E. Spooner
has realised the vice presidency or the United
States Centennial Commission, and thereby
vacated his position as a member ez officio of the
THE FOREFATHERS' DAY.
OF THE HEW EMflEflS
HUGE BJOIIHT OP THB GUESTS
SPEECH OF THE POSTMASTER GENERAL
CLOSING FESTIVITIES 110 D AKIN 3
Celebration or tbe Day vrllli a'DIoner
10 VSTew York Tne President and
(tenesmi Sherman Among tho Gnests
Speech of the General ofthe Army,
Onee again the wheels ortime have rolled their
circling course around, and brought the aeison
or balls, receptions, germans and State soclaVej,
and last evening the representatives of New Jing.
land met to exchange greetings and to tread to
gether In the mazes of the dance. '
" It is always pleasant for friends to meet after a
separation, and at the National Capital all those
from the same State soon grow to be friends.
Tbe old tie or country binds them together, and
the memories of the same old scenes arouse simi
lar emotions In their hearts. Ail might with one
accord repeat the beautiful lines, written by one
who had left her New England home for what
proved to be a grave la the western land :
"I wonder If any home wonld seem -
Aslovely-as of yore 1
1 wonder ir the mountain stream
Goes singing by the door 1
And ir the flowers bloom as fair,
And If the woodbines climb.
As when 1 used to trim tim there
In that dear olden time i
I wonder If the birds still sing
Upon the garden tree
As s eeetly as In that sweet spring.
Whose golden memories gently bring
So manydreams to ne."
Masonic hall was tastefully decorated with
flags, and between the windows, which were all
hung with beautiful lace curtains, white-bordered
bannerettes representing all the New England
uPon the upper end or the hall was
erected a stage Or the accommodation or the In
vited tnests, while rrom the musio galierz.
lands ot evergreens lell In graeeruL,-T"'r.a
white banner, upon which wera 'words "Wel
come, Niw Engiand StaM,-' and a representa
tion oftht right handa of fellowship clasped to
f :ether. IM a life-sued portrait or that New Eag
anderso lopular throughout our country the
By So'eIoc a large and distinguished party as
sembled, and after all the seats were filled, many
stationed thenselves close up to the stage to hear
the musio and umarks which preceded the danc
ing. The exercises commenced with prayer by
Mr. Page, lolioved by a lew remarks by CoL J.
O. Smith, tbe president or the New England
Clnb, In which he recalled the deaths within the
year, or Vice President Wilson and two other
members ofthe cluto. Mr. E. J. Whipple then
sang with great effect "The Sword ot Banker
Hill," and a recitation of a lsgend of Plymouth
Rock, written by Rer. Mr. Foy, by Mr. McKee.
Ben Perley Poors was then Introduced, and
made a seat and beautiful address, after which
Mrs. Jones and Mr. Whipple ravored the au
dience with a brilliant duet. Senator Morrill
followed In afev appropriate remarks, and Post
master Gesersl Jewell was Introduced, and
spoke as IcUoirs:
oov. jsTvrix's srxxcir.
Perroft me to thank you, Mr. Chairman, for the
warm words ot welcome with which yoa hare
been Pleated to present me, and you, fellow New
Encianders, for tho cordiality of this reception.
It is ir misfortune, in my opinion, not to have
been born In New England, and any man or wo
jaanwho Is not thus circumstanced commences
lire under very depressing circumstances. Very
many, however, hare overcame this misfortune,
as far as possible, bymarrylngNew Englanders,
whleh Is the very best thing to do when one has
sot been born there. Qualities Inherited la New
England, outcropping as they do after several
generations, are tne mainspring to the advance
ment and career of many of our nest men.
We have every reason to believe that the an.
eestry of our honored and worthy Chief Magis
trate, Iwho emigrated from Massachnssetts
colony about the middle of the seventeenth cen
tury to Windsor, Conn-, where he held the offlce
of town clerk continuously for more than thirty
years, is the cause or his sterling virtues. The
very qualities ot loyalty. Integrity and virtue, for
whleh General Grant Is now so celebrated, hare
come down to him through the generations from
this pure New England stock. What an influence
NewEngland, by Its education and habits, has ex.
erted upon the destinies of this country I How
many men hare been sent out from Bowdoln,
Dartmouth, from Middlebury, from Williams,
fiom Amherst and Harvard, Brown and Yale, to
leaven tbe lump ol this Republle 1 What an ln
flntECS baa been exerted by the thousands of
venoe men who have cone ont from the ahlrw
ihi ni iiiainwjoconrageouaty carrx American
i lilllim iiiiiTi1i1'"lmWi' iliiiiinili nl everr
or the country, exerted toward tne present Ameri
can cnaracier oi siurajwaepcnaoncv, inaustryaua
thrllt ! How many men and women, after having
breamed the pure air of the Green mountains.
where loyalty and Independence appear to be as
permanent, as substantial and as beintlfnl as
their native hills, have scattered their seeds or
purity, the harvest ot which we are now reaping
all over onr Western prairies! Frjm the machine
and ibee-thops or Massachusetts; as well as her
commercial ports and her literary centres, have
been sent broadcast over the world as good speci
mens as have ever (been band In any nation or
time of the best qdalltlor ofthe human race And
thrifty little Rhode ItVnd his not been behind la
hir example, as he- Is to-day a synonym ot tot
ally, industry axx Independence. Connecticut
what a long asdllustrlous line of examples has
she not given tcrthls country of what free Ameri-eiB-born
citizens should do and bet From the
Trambullr, the Ellsworths, the Wolcotts and
their neighbors have flowed such a stream or
Intelligence and pure-mlndedness as to have
been felt In every part of our country. At
one time almost a majority of the Ameri
can Congress I were either natives or that
little State or bad been educated la It, ir being
bom la New Hampshire, learning a trade la
Massachusetts, and spending the days of one's
manhood la Connecticut, does not entitle a man
to be set down as a full-blooded Yankee, I know
or no life that can, and proud am I or the appella
tion. New England is and has a right to be
proud of her sons and daughters. They are scat
tered far and wide, from the Penobrcott to the
Rio Grande. From Cape Cod to tbe Golden Gate
they can be found, with all their singularities and
angularities: and In every community where there
Js work to be dose, money to be made, progress to
be achlived, you will find them foremost, and
their Influence Is always being filt for good. In
tbe conflicts or the future between virtue and vice,
between Intelligence and superstition, betweea
freedom and slavery, we hare a light to expect
that they will be fonnd, as In the past, fighting In
the front rank, shoulder to shoulder, for universal
liberty, universal education, and universal obe
dience to law.
Alter the closing of Governor Jewell's remarks
sets were lormed and dancing commenced to mu
sic by Doncb, lasting until Aurora 'dappled the
drowsy east with spots or gray."
embraced sixteen dances, round and squire alter
nately. Colonel J.O. Smith, Wm. Hutchinson,
i. "eiM!?" 'IfJH "fX"Jl'S?yj? r."i"i.
filui.LU,i.i..w..,v. .e.uo-uix .,. ii.
Roberts constituted tho reception committee; Dr. I
Wm. Merrill. J. B. Patterson, Charles R. Dodge, '
11. n. iieaneic, x. J, aanocrs, sa. u. .tsaaor. a. -Faunee
asd E. L. Smart floor committee, asd W.
O. Donglas floor manager.
Upon the stand were seated Postmaster Gene
ral Jewell and ladies, Hon. K. Holland Duell and
ladles, Hon. and Mrs. E. B. French, Senator Mor
rill, Hon. Horace F. Page, of California, and
ladles, Alonzo Weeks, esq, asd wife, and others,
while among those participating in the dancing
were noticed Mr. P.H. Beckham and lady, Mr.
and Mrs. Bertram, Mr. and Mrs. D.S.Jones,
Mrs. L. R. Trembly, Mrs. Helfslsteln, Mr. E. O.
Townsend, Mrs. Casey, Mrs. C. L. Leas, and the
Misses Annie Redd, Maggie Clarke, Freeman,
Holstels, Nell Garrett, Gove, asd many others.
The display of toilettes was particularly rich and
elegant, and the hall presented a beauilfal ap
pearance HEW EHGLAHD SOCIETY DINHEE-
A Splendid Slow-oat at Diltaonleo's
Nxw Yobk,Djc 22, The New England. So
ciety had Its seventieth dinner' at Delmonleo's
tonight. About 300 numbers or tbe society end
gnests were present. Mr. Bailey presided, hav
ing at his right President Grant and on hit left
General Sherman. Among the distinguished
guilts were the Japanese Minister to this coun
try,! General Hawley, Prof- Hitchcock, ex-Gor-erser
E.D. Morgan, CH.Depew, District At
torney irhelnr. Collector Arthur and Hon. Thos.
Murphy.. Rer. Dr. Ludlow pronounced the
blessing. After the viands had been disposed of.
President Bailey arose and welcomed the
Ameng the toasts were the following: "The
Daywe Celebrate," responded to by Joseph H.
Choate. "The President ef the United States'
was responded to in silence. "Tho Governor of
the State of New York;" Mayor Wlekham being
absent, no response was made. "Oar Guests,"
replied to by aes. Horace Porter. "The Japan
tie Ambassadors," responded to by thelAmbis
sadcx. "The Army and Navy," responded to by
General Sherman. "Our dchools." responded to
by Prof. Hitchecck. The speaking continued
until midnight. The anniversary was attended
by a larger number oftnvlted guests and members
than had ever been at any previous dinner or the .
in the tonne ot his speech at the New England
dlaner to-night, said upoa the clvUixatloa of
Niw England Is based the civilization of North
Amerlcw The black man is as tree as lam. The
Japanese an free to come hire. SoaretheChl
atse, bnt the civilization of Niw England will re
main, asd will govern this continent. The New
England man, go where he will, carries a centre
which, eniargbr, will affect everything he comes
In contact wtth. He is the embodiment er all
Essltibspcaklng-pecplewbo believe, in honesty,
truth and patriotism. .
Referring to the result or the late war, he de
dared never was there suchaa example or the
conquerors giving the eenqnered the same rights
tbey themtelTis possessed. The moment the
vanquished laid down their arms we said
to them, "Go home. Go home to work for
the flag which It to be the common oneoTeroar
homes." He continued: I say to every Southern
man who will go with us heart and band to build
up this land they are welcome just as ir born on
the very surface of Plymouth Rock; but ir ther
cherish any hopes for the old conflict a storm will
arise over their heads ten times as heavy as the
General Sherman said this with great clear.
sers and emphasls.and was greeted with tmmensa
applause and waving or handkerchiefs, renewed
again asd again, tho company rising. President
Grant turned to Governor Morgan, on this expres
sion of General Sherman, and nodded his head
wtth great commendatory heartiness. General
Sherman continued: a speak for the army and
navy, the men of bone or muscle, the brain and
sinew that aggregate America.
He referred to the hard times said to exist
here, but he could not see it here as he looked
around our streets 2nd saw the dressing- and
driving. There are more lands under cultiva
tion, more mines are open than ever before, and I
will guarantee employment for forty millions or
people If they will come to this country. There
are lands waiting for them In Kansas and else
where. The trouble Is that people flock too much
to cities; I ask them to come West. Laughter.!
There is no trouble in St. Louis; plenty to eat
and to drink, and we will give you a hearty wel
come and God-speed to the best land west ef us.
If the people of New York will learn a lesson
ofthe Pilgrim fathers, and go back to somewhat,
ef their economy, the national debt will be ex.
tlngulshed In fire years, and specie payments
would come naturally. Let us go back to the
times as before the war, and. If necessary, I my.
self will sire the example or earning my own 11t
lnttnut, is dologso.letns still keep ourselves pre
pared for war .whenever It comes. Tt ns keep-
.-. . . w. mo wvivis ur, iu fcuab wo W411 not Slave
the mortification or sending to Germany for sol
diers to drill our soldiers in thenextwar. Great
Tittsbceo, Dec 22. John L. Hoffman, Conrad
'Hoffman and Wm. Bowers, composing the firm ef
Hoffman A Co., distillers at Butler, In Butler
county, were arrested and brought here to-day,
charged with Illicit distilling. AlexanderHar
vey and David King are also under arrest, tfis
former charged with fraud in connection with the
distillery and the latter with fraudulently Issuing
Havaxs, Dec 2i A number ofthe highest
military officers la Caba have requested Captain
General Valraaseda to sign an order allowing
them to leave the island and return to Spain
with him, but he has reluscd to do so.
York; Dec 22. Jacob Haberle and David
1 HasHe, young men, were.drowned at Newark yes
terday while skating.
SawFeascisco, Dec 22. To-day 2,300 shares
Bank of California stock roldai auction at $20
per share, and 200 shares at Sis.
Nostolk, Va., Dec 22. The schooner before
reported ashore south of Hog island Is supposed
to be the Anthony Kelly. She Is a total loss.
WiLszssAEBz, Pa., Dec 22. Anthony Lena.
ban wss this p. m. iounj guilty of murder In the
first degree for the killing of Capt. John Riley
on September 15, 1871.
Nsrw York, Dec 22. The Direct United States
Cable Company announce that the steamer Far
aday sailed from London yesterday morning to
repair her broken cable
San Fbascisco, Dec 22. Brevet Brigadier
General Morgan, major or the 'Fourth artillery,
TJ. S. A., died oi apoplexy Sunday night at Alca
trax Island. Funeral to-morrow.
Niw Hatxt, Dec 22. The Yale University
boat club has challenged the Harvard club to
row an e lght-oared four-mile race, with coxswains,
time asd place to be mutually agreed upon.
Atcbisot, Kassas, Dec 22. At Rotsevllle,
fifteen miles west of this place, on Saturday, Jos.
Qarrell was shot and killed by Wm. M. Hlxos.
during a quarrel about the payment of a note.
Nxw Yoke, Dec 22. Mrs. Kuhn, of Brooklyn,
was arrested this evening on suspicion of having
poisoned her husband. Henry Kuhn, 73 years ot
age. The latter Is still living, but last very low
Nxw Yobs, Dec 22. A sheriff's 'Jury at Boston
has pronounced George LI Fox, the cantomlmlst,
a lunatic, and he has been committed to an asy
lam. Mr. Fox leaves his wife and young dangh
teraimost destitute. -
S A3 Fkajsci sco, Dec 22. The Secretary of tho
Treasury has made an assessment of (125,000
against Charles Jost, Grove Adams. Jerome B.
Fargo and Charles Werner for unpaid duties on
spirits made In 18C8 asd 18cs.
West Obxstxb, Pa., Dec 22. The Bank of
Brandywlae, of this place, failed to opea Its doors
this morning at the 'usual hour. The directors
are now in session. No particulars can be ob
tained at the present time.
Patxbsoj, N. J., Doc 22. Tho Catholic church
asd a rear stable at Fast ale were, burned by aa
Incendiary fire last night. The church was two
stories in height, and was also occupied as a
school and residence ef the priests Loss not as
Lawrence, inaieted ror compllclfyTnnn4.T
smuggling frauds, was ordered to go over for the
term, hv Jndie Benedict, to allow the counsel for
Lawrence to examine papers in the case and sum
mon absent witnesses.
Nxw York, Dec '22. rormal suit has been bo
gun by John E. Parsons, of this city, acting oa
behalf of the Attorney General, against Wm. C
Klngsley, Abner C. Keener, Wm. A. Fowler, Ed
ward J. Lowber and Archibald M. Bliss, of
Brooklyn. The people of the State are the plain
tiffs la the action, which Is brought to recover
the sum or etSe,125, with interest, alleged to have
been fraudulently obtained from the city of
Brooklyn In the Hempstead reservoir Job.
Nxw Yoke, Dec 22. The reduced freight rates
to the West, adopted by the Erie railway at the
freight agents' meeting ysterday. went into
effect to-day. To-day the officials of the company
stated that there were no new developments in
the matter, and that It was too soon to say any
thing about the result of the reduction. Up to
the present time ne communication la reference
to the matter has been received by the company
mm the Grand Trunk Railway Company.
Albast, N. Y., Dec 22. An accident occurred
at Canastota at 8 o'clock last evening. The fast
train, which left New Y'ork yesterdcy morning
and Albany at 3 o'clock p. m., was thrown from
the track at the above named point In conse
quence ot a misplaced switch. The engine was
turned upside down, but the engineer. Mr. Slgs
bee, and the fireman escaped uninjured. The
drawing-room ears and one passenger coach were
thrown from the track, but, fortunately, the pas
sengers escaped Injury.
BECOBD OF FIBZS.
DXTSorr, Dec 22. The convent (.buildings at
Cross Village and a grist mill and a shlnglo
mill, with their contents, have been burned.
Loss sot stated.
New Yoke, Dec 22. Afire broke oulatll:5
to-night la Smith's paper-pattern bazaar, oa tho
fourth floor of No. 42 Veiey street, and soon ex
tended to the floor above and to the top floor of
the next building, occupied by w. H. urtmtn as
Co , billiard table manufacturers. The fire made
a great show, but the loss will be comparatively
small. Tkeprlnclpal losers are Smith and Grif
fith A Co. Joseph RIfflard A Sons, wines aad
. n.i. tt, St e.rr or m si win i nf-
--,, ,i .n-4,,.1,,.11, 7 k . .
... A.- - .- -...r-r -rf -J -.-...
water. The fire is still
jnrnlng, hat is under
CABLE FLASHES. ".
Mabbid, Dec 22. General Echagno has been
appointed to the command ofthe army of tho
SsAsanAr,Dec22. Chen-Lan-Pin and Yang.
Henic haTO been appointed ministers to the United
Loanow, Dec 22. The training-ship Goliath,
atOravesend, was burned this morning. There
was no loss of life.
LoaDOir, Dec 22. The Standard publishes s
telegram from Paris announcing that Prince
Pierre Bonaparte has Issued an address as can
didate for the Chamber or Deputies from Cor
sica. Plymouth, Dec 22. The steamer Labrador,
rom Lew York, arrived off thir port at o'clock:
last night. Owing to the prevalence of a heavy
gale, however. It was impossible to land her pas
sengers and mails, and they will consequently ho
debarkid at Cherbourg.
LoxDox.Dea 23, 8 a. m. A special dispatch
from Vienna to the Daily Stvet reports that the
eighty Insurgent delegates assembled at Jam
sitae, Bosnia, hare rejected tne Sultan's firman
?roposlng reforms as unworthy ot confidence,
hey hare formed a sort of provisional goTBCfc
Robert L. Harris, chief engineer U. S. nary,
has rooms at the Imperial hotel. .
Hob. Frederick Watts, Commissioner ol AnU.
culture, and son, are at the Ebbltt house.. - . , ,
Hob: John R. Edea and family, or Illinois,
hare a suite of rooms at the Metropolitan.
E. D. Baker, U. s. army, and J. Goodwin
Hobbs, U. S. navy, are stopping at the Ebbltt
W. G. Miller, RIehmoud: E. H. LuJIngton. U.
S. army, and K H. Cheever, New Yotk.havo
rooms at Wcrmli j's hotel,
John fc. Blaine, Kentucky; George .TV. Koxle,
Brooklyn! Mr. Chlpman and wife aad ChacM.
Martin, New York, and H. M, Bbrelow and wife,
Massachusetts, are at Wlllard's hotel.
E. A. Poole, the arllsf.hai returned from the
mountain region of "Wert Virginia, and has eUb-J
llshed hat studio oa Pennsylvania. aveaae, oa
door east of Vernon row. Mr. Poole had many
erderr. end painted a number of portraits -walla
In Parkertbnrg aadnthet West Virginia eRles.
Bndd Doble, speaking of thecondlUoa of.eoae
fsmcmt horses taathave been onthet!ckHet,say
that the feet of Occident are much improved by
the recent operation; St. James, who was simi
larly treated. Is entirely well, asd Lady Maud,
eriepled for three years, It restored tothetraek
and has trotted in pubUc in 20 since cenvalfs,