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J&dimtai iY vol. xvn. WASHINGTON. D. C, MONDAY MOKNING, JFEBRUARY 12, 1877. NO. 65. JBaai Mcpuult ran. ' amU. . . L THE BATTLE FOR POWER. BECItrT CONCLAVES OF TIM DEMO. cnATio cuiiaTAiNs DEma iield. Suspicious ManoroTfta In th- UonM n Bat unlay Randall's Shameful Violation of th. RalM-Th. Situation Ablx glalocl and Dlscnuod-U All ElM Falls, Will the Dem. ocrats of tho Uous. "Consuma" Tlraa la Ord.r to Defeat nay..? af.otlns; of Doth noms-s In Jolot ConY.ntlon ''iba schema ofths rebel Democracy now flelsy, and the first act la that drama of da. Jajwason Batnrdaj plajtd, not only la tho Home of RepruenUUTei, bat It was alio at. tempted In tho Senate. Al soon as the fact was ascertained on Friday that the Electoral Tribunal had decided In favor of the IUtes udWnuLiB electors from Florida, a confer ence of prominent Democrats was held, and It vis decided to defeat.the will of the people by Indirection. In puinanco of this purpose, , wueu me iionie xnei as a? o'ciock, ana aner Hr.V. ?li, tiaan aTamuS .. M.nal mam Ilt.v IVJ .tuianlmotu conssnt," and after the Speaker naa 'presented the communication from tat tlce CLtrrons announcing the .agreement of iheTrlhtaal, Mr. Situh, of Ohio, moved that 'the Senate be notified that the noose would meet them In Joint convention at 1 o'clock. Under strict construction of the electoral bill, there should sot have been a moment's delay, and Mr. Hub and other Re. publicans Interposed objections. But they were of no avail. The Douse was bound to have an hour's delsy. It could not, In decency and respect to the Senate, fiy the time for the meeting at a later hour. The Republicans did not call the yeas and nays on the question, but Mr. Hilb gave notice that If delay was attempted again tbey would do so ; and that distinguished Illi nois Statesman who knew Just enough of law to lose to the United States a million and a half of dollars, sneerlngly rem irked that the Democracy accepted the service of the notice. The hour's delsy having been secured, In ac cordance with the conspiracy of the preceding night, the Mouse proceeded to the transsctlon of miscellaneous bus lness, which It had not the shadow of a right to do. It was A CLZin violation or ins rxicToiut. Law. She Home, nnder that law, had but one course to pursue, and that was to consider the decision 6f the Tribunal, but IUndsli, ruled otherwise; In fact It seems that he will rule anything that will answer Ms purpose; he Is without exception the most unscrupulous -demagogue that ever occupied the Speaker's chair. Since he has been elevaktd to the office, he has almost dally brought disgrace upon the chair once graced by the most honored names In American history. The Senate acted otherwise. They construed the llsw as It was lntented to be construed, that the two Houses should meet again after a decision nas been rendered. They refused to transact any business whatever, but sat do Ing nothing until one o'clock ; and it was even ruled-that a recess could not be taken even for a few minutes. At one o'clock the Joint convention assembled, and after a brief vision of not quite halt an hour separated to consider the vote of Florida. When the Sea. ators again reached their chamber, Mr. Sib- nTKSOjr, who It seems was In the coKsnnacT'rou sclit, moved a recess until 10 o'clock on Monday, but the Senate rejected the motion, and by a strict psrty vote decided that the objections should be sustained. The House was notified accordingly, but the majority In the latter had determined not to nsvo a further Joint session on Saturday. Hid the rebel Democracy been disposed to act fairly theywould have met at onee. As soon as the confusion Incident to the retire ment of the Senate had subsided, Mr. Ltnde, another of the conspirators, moved a recess until to-dsy. Mr. Haul made the point of order that that could not be done under the law. The Brusca overruled the point of order, and Mr. Una appealed, and the appeal was laid on the table by a rising vote, and so fifes could be observed Messrs. Horn and TnoitHBUBO were the oaly two Keoublleans I who voted with the Democrats. They did so .Jn n the ground. that the House had a rlzht to take one recess. On the question of the re. ecu the vote was psrtlsan, except that Messrs. Casn and Hxtuosd, of Indiana, Lb Motne, of Illtaols, MoRoiM,"bf Mlssoiri, and "WniTEnousi,; of New Tork, voted with the Republicans against It. The con spiracy was thus a fact accomplished, and the House having taken a recess the Senate had no course to pursue but to do likewise. It Is .a qnestlon whether the House can tc-day, as has .teen Its custom, take a further recess from ten to twelve o'clock. The Republicans very generally hold that it cannot, but that it must now proceed at once to consider the ob jections. It Is very certain that It cannot titnsact any legislative business, for the reg. ulsr order Is the consideration of the decision of the Tribunal, and that will be Insisted upon. The ACTION OP TIIE ILECTOIUL COMMISSION In the cite of Florida, although It was what any one unbiased by party feeling must have anticipated, has thrown the Democracy into disorder and confusion, and It Is not to be wondered that they sought a postponement of the final action until to day; not that they timid expect to change the result so fsr as It J relstes-to Florida, but In order to prevent an l Open rupture tn their own party, and to de- wt.. nmA vilan f ..IIh. fnaa. ?.. T. rise some plsu of action vipuv tukuig. Ik was In fact ' asxiko a TKCCl to bury their dead after a Waterloo defeat, but, like most truces, taken advantage (of to survey the field and lay out a plan of future pperatlons. Whit that plsn will be has not trsnsplrcd. There was a protracted consulta tion on Saturday sight at the house of Mr. Asntu S. Hewitt, participated In by aome of thot'o who still look upon Mr. Hewitt as a leader, snd by some who no longer recognize him as such. What was done there Is sol and may not ever be known, for the mantlo has passed from Mr. Hewitt's shoulders. On Frldsy evening, when the report had gained currency that the Commission bad de cided that the Hues votes should be counted, SrEiKsn RiNDiLL called together, la his room st the Cspltol, a few whom In recog nized as Democratic loaders, of whom Mr. HaiviTT was not ono, and the meeting con tinued until after the action of the CommU" ston was made public, when the sitting was adjourned to Col. Peetod's room at the Ar lington, where the plans were submitted and approved. The first development of TUB rUKI lEOrTED was the motion made on Saturday by Mr. I.inde, who first suggested It InMr. Speaker JUxruLis l'ttle meeting at the Capitol, that the iiouse take a recess beforo the debate commenced, the only time when, under the hill, such a motion could possibly be In or der. What the rest of the programme la re mains to be developed. There are rumors very generally credited that the Finis.ii policy of delay will be adopted, and every ob stacle possible thrown In the way of the count with a view to protract It beyond the fourth of March, when this Congress expires, and the power to count will cease when the law (and not the Constitution, as erroneously stated) require the Secretary of State to call a new election, the Fresldent of the Senate meantime discharging the duties of the executive offlce. The precedent es tablished on Ssturday of a recess Immediately after an objection Is entered, gives the Demo crats In the nouse the power to force a new election, for they can object to each State successlvely,BO thst but one State's vote can bo counted each day. Beyond an objection to Illinois, it Is not believed they will attempt this plan at all, until after Louisiana hss been counted. When that State Is reached, and goes to the commission, every effort will be msde by the lawyers and the Democratic Senators and Representatives. We are loth to believe that any of the Judges will lend themselves to the schemo TO C03ISCH T1HB and keep the esse away from the Joint con vention sa long as possible. When the decision of the tribunal Is an nounced , If It Is sriverse to the Democrats, they threaten to adopt the recess plan, urging against the assurance of popu lar condemnation the plea that they have nothing to lose and everything to gain bytheventure; that they are defeated now and can only be defeated the next time. If as long time can be consumed In the Commission on Loulslsna as was taken for Florida, It will not be necessary to resort to the recess plsn until after Oregon hss been reached and decided by the Commission, but on this esse they do not expect the vote of any of the Judges of the Commission, and have some doubt as to how one or both of thslr Senators will vote The most revolutionary men of the party (among whom Mr. David Dcdlbt Fizld Is ssld to be) propose that the Democrats oi the Commission refuse to attend Its meetings, and thst Justices CLlrronD and Field resign their Judgeships , snd that the nouse then proceed to declare there has been no election, and elect Mr. Tieckx; as the Senate could fill Its vacancies and the remaining Judges would have the same power, the Commission would only lack three of being full; so that this course would be nothing more nor less than nzvoLEiiov, to he nut down by the strong arm of the law. Practically then they havs but one way of de feating the will of the people within the law, and that Is by'daWy, .But Just here comes la another difficulty. -When the Republicans were in power the Northern Democrats could control their Southern allies by promises of what they would do, but since that party has had the House the Southern men find the bitterest adversaries of true Southern Interests among the Northern Democrats; they have found that Republican, principle of the development" "of ' American interests and a liberal system of Internal im provements are more In harmony with the wants of the South, especially at this time of depression, than the narrow and con tracted views of the Hunker Democracy, and looking upon longer delay in, the declaration of the result of the election as baneful, and the excitement of a new election, with the consequent suspension of business? a the greatest evil that could be inflicted upon the country, and suicidal to the Democratic Iiirty, they would far sooner accept a tepubllcan administration, and give It their cordial support, thsn to follow the blind and stnpld policy of the Bourbon wing of their party. They see further that such a course would give them the control In their own States. Wipe out all color Unas, and destroy all traces ot the "late unpleasantness," that In this position "Msssichusetts and South Carolina could walk arm and arm" to the musleof theUnlonln the fullest fellowship, and without fear of being placed In antago nistic positions hereafter This is the weak point In the Democratic armor, and a knowl edge or It will tend greatly to check any rev olutionary efforts ItlXULAIt ntOCEEDINOS. After the Senate had entered the nail of Representatives, Acting Vice Fresldent Fekbt took a chair to the right or tke Sr-BAXEi, and calling the convention to order, said that the two Houses had aeparated on an objection to the count of the electoral vote of Florida, and the objections had been referred to the Elec toral Commission provided for by law. The Commlaalon having decided la accordance with the law, the two Houses had again met In Joint convention to concur In or differ from the aatd decision. Mr. FERKY then opened an envelope and handed the decision to the Secretary of the Senate (Mr. GOau.u), who read the same. Electoral coxihssiox. i WASUIXOTOff, V. O.i T.bruarr f , lira. ) T. the Vtt slJeal .f the Beast, or lb. United BUlci, presiding la 111. mMtlofof tbe HouM.ef CunsreM under tb Act.f Coafrea. cnllu4 "An Act toproTld. ror, antl r.ftul.1. tb. counting of tb. TOUs for Preitdcnt and Vie. fresldent arising tb.rcon. Tor tb. term commencing- March 4th, A. 1. 1077." Approved J.nuary Slto. A. i. lsrr, Tb. riectoril Cominlittoti mentioned I. MUd .rtlel., bnvlnir recelred certain ccrtlBctea and paper, purporting to be certificate, and paper, ae toinpsuTlns tbo ..in. of tbo tlectorittvot. fiom tie Btaf. if l.rlda, and tb. objection, tli.r.to .ubmltted to It uttdir tb. ..Id not now report, tb.t Itb.s onlj cooBldrred tb. ..tn. pnrftu.ni to .aid .ct,andli.ftdeclded,RnddoeiherebTdccll,tbatlho vote. oFraderlck 0. huuiphr'Ti.Ub.i. B. rcrc V in. 11. liolden.and Tboin.1 w.Lons.n.uieil In tb. certlSc.toofM.Xi. Bte.rns. UoTcrnorofftaldoLte, nblcbvot. aro rrtia.d bjr ..11 p.raoni. at .p pe.r. br tb. eertlDc.l. submitted to tbe Comim. tlon a. efOrtiald. and marked No. 1, br t.ld Com. million, .re bcr.wltb return.d, ar. the vote. ro vldedrorby tb. Coaitltutloaortbo Unlt.d HUtcs, and tb.t tli. Mm. ar. lawfully to bo touated, .. I lirln certified, vlai Your (S) vote. for ttntberiord 1. ll.T.i, of the Hut. of Ohio, for Prcildint, and foiiMOvolatrorVfllllainA. Wbtcler, of Uil Slaw of New York, lor Vlo l'reild.nt. Tbo CJommltiiloji also ha. decided, and berebr de cides and report!, tbatth. four person. J.it before named were dul j appelated .lectori la and by .aid But. of Florida. Tlioaroundortblidcclilon, stated brleOr, as re quired by laid act, liaa followit Tb.t It la not competent nnder tb. Commotion nd lh. l.wa.lt exlited.t th. d.ta of th. bum. of tbe .aid act to KOlnto.Tldene. alelaod., to. fsper opened br lh l'rrtld.Bt of ibt Htu-te la tbo leieoceof tho (wo Hou.ci to prore thftl other ro urn.tl.au IbgwregnUiiy ctrtlOed to 4yth ttor tvrnorcl tbctiuto pf VJorlU la, tml iccordlur to tho delermla ttlon nd aecUrmlloa of their tpnomu ment by tht Hoard of BUteC.nTa.iser.of Mid hum frlortotho time icqnlrcd for tho performance of btlrdutlvi. had been appointed iketora, or by eonclt.lTt proof to -how tttat lliey had not, and that all procctAllngi of tho coaru, or acta of tho LefrUla tun or of th Executive or Florida labjeqtuatto the caitlnr of the Yetea of the flee ton, on tho pro acrlhed day, are tnadmUalblQ for any acb pnrpate Alto tbo objection made to tho tuellf tbllltr ot Mr. liunphre) the Commlulon Is of opTaUn tliat wltboni refeettnee to the juUoq of the effeetof the Tele of an Ineligible eltctor, the eTtdeeet doee not .how that he hud the office of abipplDg eotnml loner on tbe day when the elector! were appoint J. ?be Cominlialon ha. aUo decided and doea hereby decide and report that aa a eoaaefjaence of the for pomr, and upon tbe round, before iUU.il, neither of the paper purporting to be certificate! of tbe electoral totri of aald Bute ofiriorlda, numberid (!) two and Oi three ty tbe Commlsilon, and heie- wiiu iitufaru uit mo Hiuuciiii tir tuiTvvf pri Tiaea ior oy tue uouiuiuuon or me umtoa Biaiei, and that tiny ought not to be counted aa such. Hone at Wftimnetou the day ud ytar lira, ahoy named. tHi.1) Ft. T, MlLLES, W. bTHOXO. JUSMM I'. IlHADLKY. MtO, P. KDMUUDU, ft. I. MOHTOK, tltED K. rjlKMNUiruYlEX, jAMLft A.UAHtliaD, JuLT. ut-o. r.llcuii, ComralMloncri. T The rrUlPg offlctT then asked II there Boo our Hi face. WEAKNESS OF THE LAW. .... e .--.J DOW TUB CANVASS MAT IIB CARKtBD O VEIt TO THE FOTJimi OF MAKC1I. Trie Haml of David Dadlcy Field Dentov erotic tchemcT t Work Dtennln tlon of tho BvpaMleane. tlVcin . JPft Tor Timtt of Tutirdtiy, WitmixaTOXi Feb. 10. The Democrat ,dit dlioloied weakitit la lh Blecteral Oom nlulon law which waireltrred to bit not Tery clearly pointed out, he fere tht hill waa Toted on. It vai then only itated In teneral termi that tho proTlilom wero not laetlfle ajalait delay in the count, and that It woold bo Jeaitblefortne eanraii to bo carried oyer to tbo lb of Manh wltbont reaeblnr ft eonelmlon. Tbo framcrtef the bill taw that too Eleitoral Oom miBiion nmt bo lercral dari engaged in eiamln lnirtho questlona laid before it, andtoprerent delay In tbe busmen of Congefi, it vaa pTorlded that tbo two fa on.es might take a receii from day to day. and go on with their ordinary teglelatlTe work, being alwayi ready to aaaemhle in Joint meeting whebeTcr an an. nonneement ihonld come rtoia tho Oommlislonof a deoiilon baring been reached on any matter ncndlnr bfora It. Adrantaxi ca.ii bo taken of thii protliton by tbe majority In tbe Home to adjourn from day to day, wltn tbo I Florida deelilon la tho altutlon where it If, tbe , rote remaining an counted, and fa thli manner tbo ooantlng oftbOTOtecanhe delayed till after the etb of March, and an election bo prerented. It It only nictiiary for Kendall to make a vartlsan, thoogn rather plantible rollng, and for tho Uemoerati to vote together for a receis every day. The aote qneitlon II whether, ai ft party, tbey will delib erately determine to make tbe law ft anility for which all but 18 of their member! voted. There li another plan laid to be nnder lerloos dlicuiiloa. and the anthoriblpof It is attributed to DaWd Dudley Field. 11 li that all tbe Democrat! on the Uommtiilon 1m mediately ;reilgn, and the fllibniterlng on filling tbe vacanolei . would eonaame the remainder of the time till tbo 4th of March. The reaion antgned for the realgnatlon woald, of course, be the partlsaniblp of tbe Commltu lion, and thebeelaof tbe charge woold bo that none of tbe Kepnbllcani on It woald vote for TUden, Tho Democrat! do not, of coarse, vote aipartlsani, though tbey hare toted constantly together on erery qnestlon, large or small, wblebbai been presented. It Is probable that sober second thought will prerent the adoption of any of these wild schemes, though I tbey are i&ld to be adrissd from New York, and the advice li accompanied with promises of two Cabinet ofll. ces to tho South if that section will stand lolldly by the Northern leaden. It is claimed by many Democrat! that tbo oh Jeet of taking a recess till Monday was very sim ple and sincere. The reasons of tbe Commission wblcb are presented witb tbe llorlda deelilon had not reached the counsel of tbe Dem ocrats till tbil morning, and tbe terms ef the decision made necessary ft complete change In tho pregramme relative to IsoaUtaaa. Tbore was not time to prepare objection! to preient to-day niicu iu rviuTiiB iruui ijjuiiisas ueuiu m opened, which would be lutUclenUy Ingenious to meet tbo altered conditions, and therefore It was d eemsd necessary to seek by n recess to secure far ther time for making tbe Louisiana case presm able. This was the argument on which the party was held together on tho vote to-day. andl it is raid dt many Democrats mat the count will be allowed to ttroceed on Mondav wltbont further delay. Itut this not tbe sentiment of ft large portion of tbo party, and there aro many conferences and prlrato caucuses to leo what measures of the character of those noted above can be sustained by a majority vote. Tbe action ot the lloneo on Monday will be witched with the greatest anxiety. If It develops ft determination to prevent tho ooniumatlon of the electoral count under tho law, inch indigna. lion will be aroused and find expression as nerer wai wltnciied In tbe land against any act of public dishonor. Suth action will meet with retaliation on tbe part or the Kepnbll oaas, who will not, nnder suob circumstances, re fuse to sustain tbo President of tbe .Senate, when tbe thlrdof March comes round, In completing the count and declaring Hayes elected. It may turn out. however, that the Democrats will not refase to stand by tbe measure wblcb they almost nnanl mouily supported. The flnt cumber of tho SUNDAY NA TIONAL REPUBLICAN will be issued next Sunday mornl ng. .NEW lOItK'8 ArpELIaATR COCRT 'HEAltKfKOM,, Chief Justice Church rrononncea tbe Eleo teral Commission Seliemo aa Uie Ureateat FWrce of Modem Tltnea" DemocT'atle Judges In the ISmpIre State do not Agree TTIth Nathan Clifford and Stephen. X Held. The New Tork Timet of Saturday has a let ter from Albany which E'Tfis the views of the Democratic Judges of the New York Court of Appeals upon tbe questions cow pending be foro the High Tribunal, as follows t The preient Court of Appeals of the State of New York is universally admitted by the bar of the State Charles U'Uonor and Samuel J. TU den alone excepted to be the ablest and best Ap pellate Court tbe Commonwealth ever had. It would not suffer by comparison with the United States Supreme Court eftber In tbe legal lore or the personal character of Its members. Al at present constituted Ave of Its seren lodges are Democrats, and were nominated ana elected as such by a popular vote. lam Informed, on good authority, that there is no dltlerence of opinion among these seven judges on tbe constitutional right of Congress, or oT the "commission" that has usurped its powers, to go behind the elector al vote of a State properly authenticated and for warded to the FreMdint ot tbe Senate. Tbey all bold that neither Congress nor tbe commission can have any such right. In expressing their In dividual opinions, they all sustain the decision of tbe majority of tbe commission In tbe Florida ease, and take substantially tbe lame ground maintained by tbe Hepublfean counsel wbo ar gued that ease. Happening to bo present tbo other evening when Chief justice Church was drawn Into a discussion of tbe subjeot witb two Democratlo Senators, it has occurred to me tbat a brief statement of tho vlewi of the highest of. nciai functionary or inn mate, jumseir a me-iong Democrat, might be interesting to the public at thti time. In the first place, Chief Justice Chireh regards the whole scheme of ft "Commission" to decide the Presidency as unconstitutional, and, to use bis own words, "tho greatest farce of modern times." The Constitution, he thinks, glrei in the clearest tenor, either to Congress or to the President of tbe Senate, (be did not express an opinion which,) the right to count tho electoral votes and declare the result; hut It does not give Congress the right to delegate this power to any outside party or parties whatever, and any attempt to do soli. In bis opinion, a direct viola tion ot tbe Constitution, or an unauthorised evasion of a duty expressly 1m posed by it. As to m power ui uuiiKrvBv, vr vi tuo uumuiiiiiiua cre ated by It, to go behind the properly authenticated Eicotoraivoioor a state, he is eouaiir noiitire andempbatlo In bis opinion that It has no such. tWWOI) U BttUUlBg iw lUBSUIB UI ftVWniiaUl, io took this position. The Constitution gives to everv State exolnilra control over the manner of electing or appointor Presidential Electors. U Itoulslana has seen fit to create a Returning lioard invested witb authority to declare who li elected to oiace In that State, and lueb lie turning Dosrdbai acted in pursuance of law. there lino power in Congress or in any other body outside Louisiana to aro behind iti aotlon. "It makei no difference whether in your opinion or mine' said bo, "tbe board has done right or wrong, Congress cannot go behind Itwltbontt ennullLoga right pressly guaranteed to the State by tbo Con llutlon. and nracttcallv nuttlns: an end to all elections." In illustrating this to bis Dent- oeratlo listeners, tho Chief Justice said. "Sup- Eoso that in the Presidential elections of 18Sa I overaor Seymour bad got enough Electoral votes, In addition to those of bis own State, to make him President. Tbe Republican party of this State charged tbe grossest frauds against the Democrats in that election. They eren claimed, and still claim, tbat te frauds were of f ufflctent magnitude to turn the scale In favor of the Democrats In this State. Their party controll ed both bouses of Congress, and with New York for Seymourtie would be elected; without It Oen. Orant would be. Now suppose under these cir cumstances tke Republicans had prevailed upon Congress to go behind tbe electoral vote, as eer lined and transmitted from this State, and to Investigate tbe alleged frauds in the election here, bupposo that To this laves 1 1 (ration they be came convinced tbat Orant actually carried tbe Stato by a majority of legal votes, and, acting on thli conviction, bad given the electoral voto to (Irant Instead or Seymour. Whet would tbe Democratlo party hare donet Why It would bare been an end of Presidential elections In the fatateof Now York, Holler Kxplotion la a Newspaper Office. I By Telegraph to tbe National Republican, Chicago, Feb. 11. Saturday night tbe boiler of the-Piifp AVtcs eiUblUbtaeal exploded, dtflnolUhloff the two-story extentloaof tbebulld lac In wblcb it wm altualed, rulalag a folder and Injuring four cylinder presses toaoweexteal. 'lee loiii is not verv heavy, Two or time iwldets weru scalded and bruised. Look out for the SUNDAY NATIONAL REPUBLICAN, which will bo published next Sunday morning. It will he a newspaper la every sense. DEMOCRATIC INQTJISITORS. They Examine pMtmses)toCtenevlTyneKe gstrdlng Watte' Belgoatloo Governor Stearns (Agala on tho, Stand Also aHlah lev Molfaertn.a Bplritoallet. The Committee on toe rowers, Privileges and Duties of tbe llouie. ibis morning examined rosTMABTn aituUL Tvirnn relative to the resignation of postmaster! Watt, of Oregon, and Den. Herder, of Michigan, both of whom were appointed electors In their re spective states. The Postmaster Ocueral pro duced, ai from the fllei of tbe Department, all papers bearing upon the resignation or Watts, which shew tbat the latter resigned bis position of postmaster by telegraph! on November is, and that ft telegraphic acceptance was sent by the Postmaster General on November li. Watts written resignation to special agent Underwood was not received at the Department until De cember 9. The records oi tbe Department ibow tbat Henry W. Hill was appointed Watts' ino eeisor November 33, that II Ill's bond was for warded to him on December 11 and wai returned approved on January e, 1B7T, on which day his commission was sent him. It also is shown that the special agent took charge of tbe poitofflce atlaarayette on November if, receipted for all Government property and removed the offlee to another bulldlnr. In the ease ol Dea Herder the records oftbeDe. Ttartnent ihow that tie haa held na amifitntment under tbe Post Office Deportment for the past tenyiars. The committee uext examined MR. J. M. M'fBBW, Sixth Auditor, who stated that pay was allowed 'Watts ai postmaster to, ftndlnolndiBg,November The examination ol Ooverior Stearns, or Pier Ida, was then resumed. Tbo question whether the Governor knew or not. at the time of appoint ing Pierce an elector for the State of Florida, that the said Pierce wasia convicted felon, brought forth an objection J from Judge Iviw rence, which, being overruled ;bv tbe chairman. Governor Wells answcredi That, whllo Mr. Pierce was convicted of oBcrlnra bribe, he bad been thoroughly rehabl nutated by thetpardonirnr aet of tbe executive. The Governor denied all testimony beretotoreotlered reflecting upon bis official and private Integrity. Tbo committea met at 1 o'clock and took ft recess until 3 30 o'clock. The committee re assembled at 3 o'clock, and examined J OHM T. MVLHKRlir, ol Now Orleans, who testlDcd that he was cleric of the Returning Hoord from November 17, toDe cerabctSithorsZth. The witoesi proceeded further tb state that "Judge" Little iield had made certain changes In tbe consolidated returnr, so ni to defeat Todd. Witness described the modus operandi ef the al. leged Job, and oven acknowledged that be too , bad been in tbe business of changing parish re turns. To show about how tUsrlTlv do ii ra. i pec ted by tbe committee, tbe following li tub mltted: Q. Have you not becu drinking to-day? A Early ihlsmornlncr. Q. Aruyounotlntoileatednew? A. No air, Q. here did) on drink If A, Down at the Na t'rnal Hotel. O. 'With whom? A. I donl know their names. O. Did j oti take a dilnk laitr tban Utair A. Atout Z o'clock ldld, O. Nothing alace then? A. No sir. Q. hat did you drink at S o'clock r A, A glass or water, Wliat did you drink this mora lee? A, A rUta of a, a eUai of elder, a toddy and a cocktail and I alio took a couple of clean. Loud Laugh ter.j V. With whom have you conversed retarding what yon knew, since you have been here? A. tth no onei I baTe been aiked by threoorfour what I was going to teatlfr, butdl t not Mil tbem. Q. Woo asked your A. WllllataJI. Orccn, afor. tner clerk of tbo Hoard, t O. Have yon covtriod with JudfeCavanaoasto your testimony? A, JJoMr. when 1 nnt went upon the aund, 1 patted htm n-per with two qiirillons 1 wanted asked of mc ' 6. Were tbey asked? A. No, Hlr. Q. ibat were ibex? A, 1 ctunol ro member anwer. V. Why? Tbo Witness. Mr. Chairman, b this a proper qmitlon to ask of me? The Chairman, it is. . Mr, larh, lfyou timunbcr,aVswcr the nues tlon, - Ur, Lawrence. Well, wli you answer? A, I ean'trtmember. J g. UHiynaovdrtnkany1ntoxi7tlng drinks at 3 o clock? A Vou have ajttd me that iiueitlon be fore, U.I know. Did you? A. Yes. Q batdllyodrluk? A. a toddy. u. Wlih whm? a. Mr. Ucnlaxclo and others. g Did you drink more than once with blu? A, Tlrr. . g. DM yon knew that he was here as a witness? Rvhlr. llsl Ttairr and ami uyjdr. rieia. naiwere tne contents or the ara aavite wblth yOii eay were made op by theclerka ? A. Tbey purptrted to give a OJunta of violence and Intimidation at the polls. Tbe witness stated that the alteration! wero made In tbe Supervisor's returns, and from tbsse changed statements tbe final compilation! wero made. Tbe committee, at 8 M o'clock p. m., adjourned until 9 o'clock on Monday morning. Tho Oregon CasOi On Saturday last, 0. B. Bellinger was dis charged as a witness before tbe Senate sub-corn-mlttee Investigating the electoral vote In Ore gon. All tbo witnesses. In thli case are now discharged. Coasula Recognized. The Fresldent has recognized Mr. Da Coar thall ai consul of France at ;New Orleans; Lull M. Arendano, consul ai inttrin of Moxloo at New Orleans find iti dependencies, and James Hunter, vice consul ol Portugal at Darien, tleor- Department of the Potomac Tbe following officers were elected at the Ninth Annual Kntanipinent or the Department of the Po loiusie. U. A.R.i A. II. O. Klcbardaon, Uep't. Ccmmaudert O. E, Corson, 8, V. Dipt. Comman der: 11. Dinman, J. V, iiept Commandert W, T. anDoren, Medical Direst or t ltev. Ueorge Taylor, Cliaplalo, louncll of Admlnl tiatlon TUnOahy Lubey, W II, Kuhns, James Cross, Qeorgo U. Webb and J. W, Winner, Delegate to National Encampment, A, J. Uunnlng; Alternate Wm. Ulbion. The following officers have been appointed on the etaffef tbe Department command n O. W Tay lor, Asilataal Adjutant General A. J, tinnalnjr, Au't guar term a iter Uenejalt John Lynde, ln spectorL. A, K. llavard, Judge Advocate; 0, C, au.su.1 avaiBva mu,kiiu( vrtusi;i, a, i, icfiju, Ald-Uc-Csmp, Kaval tirders Captain h. A, Klmbcrly to command the Oma ha, at Panama, per stermer 28th Instant from New York. Captain Wm. P. McCann to;com snandthe Laekawana, Paelflo station, at the nary yard, Mare Island, 1st March next. Ideu tenant L.O. Xogan, to duty at the Naval Ob servatory, Was bin gton, D. U, Lieutenant Thomas O.Qoode, to the nary yard, Peaiacola, FIa, .Lieutenant Marcus V, Huford to tbe train ing ship Moncngahela, at Ualtlmore, Md. Lieu tenant Albert O. Herry to the Franklin, at New York. Ulster Charles D Galloway to tempo rary duty at tbe Naval Academy. Detached Captain Edward Simpson, from tbe command or tbe Omaha, on the reporting of his relief and or dered to return homo and report arrival. Cap tain James A. Greer, from tbo command of tbe Lackawano, 1st March next, and ordered to pro ceed home and wait orders. .Lieutenant Com mander Charles K, Clark, from tbe Moaoeaey. Asiatic station, and ordered to return home and report arrival. Lieutenant Thomas Da Itlols, from tbe navy yard, Pensaeola, Ha,, and placed on waiting orders. Ensign William N. Slack from the Franklin, lath instant, and ordered to tbe naval observatory on tbe autn Instant. ODITUAJIY, Death of Hear Admiral Theodoras Bailey, Hear Admiral Theodoras Ballsy, died at bis residence, No. Itoo K, itrcct, Saturday morn log, In the leventy-seeond year of his age. He was a native or New York, born In IBM, and January 1, HIS, he entered the service as mid shipman March 9, 162T, be was promoted t3 Lieutenant. He rerved at various stations between tbat date and 1849, when be commanded the store-ship, Lexington, during the Mexican war, rendering valuable aid to tho FaclAs Squadron by his enterprise and gallantry Innu. meroui expeditions against the enemy. March C, 184U, he wai commissioned as Commander, and he was promoted to Oaptaln, December U, ll5o. In 1IQ1.C3 be commanded the Irlgate Colorado, of tbe western Golf blockading iu.uadroen. In tbe battle ef New Orlcani be was Farragut'i lecend in command, and led tbe attack and pas. age or tbe forts. After thli aetion be wai oin dally commended by Admiral Farragut for bravery and ability, and honored by being sent to Washington as tbe hearer of dispatehei announc ing the victory, July 12, lloz, he reeelred bis commission as Commodore, and though hii health wai seriously impair J, he asked to be assigned to active duty, and, In the fall or 1862, was ordered to tho com mind of the eastern Oulf blookadlng squadron, where he displayed great energy and persever ance In bis successful attempts to break up hlotkade runniotf on the Florida coast. I torn lltJ8 to 1867 he was commanding officer of tbe Portsmouth Navy Yard, and was last on special duty In this city. July M, 18CS, be was promoted Kear-Adnilral.ind placed on the retired list Ucio-ttrw.HTfl. DISRAELI A PEER. INSTALLATION OT TOE BAAL OF DEA CONSFTXLD. Co nd acting the Premier of England to Tile Boat In the lloneo of Lords Th Geremow itlee of Invest! twr Dy Cable to tbe National Republican vU the New York isrofdoffloe. Lovpoir, Feb. 10, 1ST?, Tbe ceremony by which Mr. Disraeli was formally created a peer cfttbe.reelm, was somewbatnoro simple than tbat gone through with in former tlmei upon occasions of like dignity. Still, many rem nantS ef fcddal splendor were retained. Tbe Lord Ohancellorlresamed his seat on tbe wool tick athalf pest four o'clock. Tbe audience grew inpatient (br the seremony of installation. The precession soon after formM inaa outside ball, which was to eondnot tbe Premie r of England to a seat In tho House of Lords At a quarter ti fire It emerged late the great rotunda. This gor geoui ball, standing midway between the two Houses or Parliament, served as a sort or halting place prior to the march ef triumph to the her or the Lords. MTtOXD'l A 1rXABA.X.CX. In the procession were tbe leading men In the nation's affairs. But there were only eyes for one personage him ofBeoeonsOeld. Ills lord ship made his appearance still tn tbe coarlct, fur trimmed robes of an earl. He hold a man of medium height and rather slight build, whose shoulders are bowed with ysari, hut whose step Is firm and steady. His face li cleanly ibaven, with tbe exception of an almost Imperceptible Imperial under hlitooutb, Ills armi aro folded. Ills eyes are cast forward, neither upward or downward. He li a man who never looked down, and who can now afford to look up. The mighty power and majesty or genlui icemi gathered together within him. The signal li given, be puti hli right foot forward and enters tbe velvet lined doors of the Iiouse or Lord?, leaving the world or commoners behind. This is tbe picture, as It was seen at tbat su preme moment. OLOOK IS XAJSSTIC. The procession moved slowly up the aisle. Tho Usher or tbo Black Hod and Oarter, King-at-Arrar, walked In front t then came the Duke or Norfolk, as Earl Marshal Cham bcrlalnl then Disraeli, having Earl Der by on his right and Earl Bradford on hli left. The House or Lord! were dim under the coming or the early English twilight, a loom adds solemnity to the occasion. Amid Intense, almost breathless interest, tbe procession slowly advanced to tbe woolsack. The hour was eight minutes to fire. Lord Derby presented Disraeli, The Lord Chancellor handed forth tbe writ and summons. The procession stepped back a few pacei while the Clerk of the House or Lords read the writ granting, In the name of tho Queen, "to our trusty, well-beloved cou noil lor, Benjamin Disraeli, tbe Earldom of Beaeonsfleld an! Vis county orHughenden," TUB IXTZSTCTIB. Advancing Disraeli took the oath and signed bis name on tbe Illustrious roll of tbe peerage. Tbo 'procession then marched to tho Earls' bench where Disraeli and his sponsors sat down. Dis raeli, raising his hat thrice, bowed to the Lord Chancellor In a slow and dignified manner That official returned tbe lalutatlon. Then the newly created Earl roie, and, Joining tbe procession, wai conducted to tho Viscount'! bench, where the lame ceremony of eating himself, raising bis hat and bowing to the Lord Chancellor, was repeated. Finally, Dis raeli, advancing to tho woolsack, cheek hands with Lord Chancellor, who cordially welcomed him to the peerage. The procession then depart cd,: leaving their former colleagues behind them. Thus ended the solemn formalities. A PATlTEira THIAL. lie Is Imprisoned Because n will Not Dis grace) His. Son. By Telegraph to the National Republican. llEWpnifl, Feb. 11. Judge Logwood, of the Criminal Court, Saturday morning fined ex. Mayor John Loague &0 and sentenced him to Jail until he will answer, for refusing to testify against his son Robert, charged with forging his father'! name to an order ror a small amount on BorhuiiV May. Mr. Loague refused on the ground that hli testimony would disgrace hii son. AMVSKUENTS. The Abbott Conoert. The Abbott concert to-morrow venlne;wlll be tbe greatest muilaal event or the Washington lesion. Miss Emma Abbott, tbe young, but al ready famous American prima donna, will be assisted by several celebrated artists. Tbe cob cert li under the management or the greatD.de Vivos which laet Is aumclent to ensure a success ful performance. The following programme has been arranged for tbe concert r Past 1-irt L Violin Solo, bonate, A major, O. F. Handel) Mr. 1 mil Seller t, 2. Aria Oenerentola, Itossini) Sig nor Fcrranti. 9. Bomanta, "Martha," Flewtow; Sign or Brlgnell. At Piano Solo, MAliegrode Don cert." Welif; Mr. Wm. U. Can. s. Orand Aria, "Robert tu ohe adoro," Meyerbergt Miss Emma Abbott. Intermission ot ten minutes. Part Hicobd l. Violin Solo, a, Arlr on string, Baeh Wilhelmyi b. Hungarian Dance, Brahms Foa eblmi Mr. PmllSelTcrt. 9. Orand Aria,3om. nam bula," Bellini; Miss Fmma Abbot. 8. Piano Solo, "Scnerio et Chorale," (new) Dubois: Mr. Wm. B.Caie. 4. Ballad, ltLa Morra,", uUnoj composed ex pressly lor and sung bySlgnor Far rantl. 6. "Love (nice Agaio1 Sulllraai Hignor Brignoll. S. "LaFigUle del iBeggtmeoto," Miss Emma Abbott and STgnor Ferrantl. ThoThallaxu. The complimentary Inaugural entertainment of tbelballanOlub Saturday evening, was a most triumphant success. Ford's Opera House was crowded from pit to dome with one or tho finest audiences that has ever Assembled within its walls. In the first play, "Plot and Passion, founded on Incidents in the life ot Fouche, Na poleon'! famous Minister of Police, Miss Annie w. Story, who hai attained so enviable a reputa tion as an elocutionist, made her diouf before tbepublio as a theatrical asUur, la the char acter or MMiamt 4 honttiigtt. Fouche'i lecrct agent and spy. Ureat expectation! bad been formed by those who knew ner powers, and It is sufficient to say that tbey were not disappointed. In appearance, voice, and action, she showed her self a born actress, and her rendering of some iccnei wai wonderfully powerful and elicited tbe heartiest applause, particularly her delivery or tbe epilogue. Mr. M. V. Keen, as Foucht, T. K. Sailer, as Demareti, 11. F, Taylor, as iltnti dt htwvillt, the lover, and It Jefferson, as the Marquitii Ctrenntt. All did most admirably. Miss Katie Fryo filled the somewhat subordinate volt of Cecfe, Mme. de F's aald, very gracefully, while Mr. 0. U. Story created much emu so ment by tbe naturalness with which he assumed the character of OriiSonUtt. the stupid servant. The concluding laree of ''The Two Bonnycas. ties" was capitally rendered by Messrs. J, R. Olsburne (who, as the genuiae Bnnycttlt. wai Irresistibly comic, as meal,) O, Warren, 11. E. James, Mrs. W. L. Dram hell, and Misses Minnie rye and Nina Devllllers. MUiFrye.es Utltn, wai very natural and attractive, and Miss Do vllllcrr.wbo made her d5vl in the subordinate roisof Pattital, rendered It with an esse which Iromlsei much for tbe future. Tbe music by 'rof. Plstorlo's orchestra was very good, and tbe costumes, obtained from Philadelphia, romarke. bly rich and appropriate. Much credit far the smoothness with which everything went off wai dna to the indefatigable etlerta or Mr. T. K Sailer, ai itige manager. Tbe only drawback was tbe very late hour to wbloh the performance extended, and we trust tbo clab will remedy tbl In future by beginning a little earlier If possible. It Is understood that this club Intends to give another entertainment shortly, and if such is tbe fact we would suggest that sterling drama of "Lucre t la Borgia with Mlsi Annie w. Story aa the murderess, Durness of Ftrrars, In which she would undoubtedly make a hit. The Tottery SLrlke, Fifteen Hundred Laborers Boeoiue Candi date! for tbo Poorhouao. (By Telegraph to the National Itepubllcan. TnzNTOK. N, J., Feb, 11, The pottery strike li still as formidable as ever. There are about 1,500 men who refuse to work at the re duced wages. Meeting! are bold erery afternoon, at which speeches are made. About forty men are at work at the new rates end strong eltortl are being made to compel lhem to quit work Look out for the SUNDAY NATIONAL RErU&LICAN, which will be published next Sunday morning, It will he s newspaper In sytry sense, -- AN INSULT TO THE NATION, Dy the New Orleaae White Leaguere no rmal of the TJsUtedl States Troop to Par ticipate In the "Mardi Grave" Pasreant, In Consequence of the Indignity Offer! to th President os the TJnltetl Statee and Ills Cabinet by the Knights of Homus The Following Deipatch wu Received by Mar shal ritklas Late List Eventa,?, Nbw Oblbijis, Feb. 11, HIT. 17. S. Jtfersfte! Pitkin, WtUfton, D. Ctt I have tbe honor to report that as succinctly stated the dts agreement between the armyont rcrs stationed here and the managers ef the Mardi Orai festivities Is al follows t The Knights of Mem us postponed their customary parade from tbo twelfth night to the Thursday precedtag Mardi Oral, for which Bex by proclamation thanked bis cousin Momns, and stated that it would be considered part ol the contlnueui carnl val, endlt- only with tbo beginning of Lent. The parade ef Momua proved to be a gross trav esty of tbe President, hli Cabinet and ether prominent Republican national otSoers. The uenocratlc press ef Friday morning praised the display of the Knights and lauded their Insult of tbe government. Previously Bex had solicited and obtained the consent or tbe army officers to participate In the reception of tke King on Monday, the twelfth, and tbe grand parade of Tuesday, a thousand soldiers from various regi ments had been detailed for the escort of his Majesty. The Vila Insult to tbe Commander-ln Chief and his family, and to the superior officers of tbe civil government, so outraged the sensibili ties of the army officers that they promptly noti fied the Bex their determination to withhold from participating in any way In the CARBtVAL 7A0EAKT, recognising the folly perpetrated. A committee was appointed to wait upon tbe officers or the army, and ask tbem to rescind their resolution. The army officers suggested that a proper prepa ratory step to negotiating would be tbe publica tion of a proclamation, avowing no connection between Rex nud Moniui, and condemning such unseemly shews as the latter had rotten un. Tbe officers claimed that while they might be satisfied individually of the entire separation of tbe two organlxailuns, their brothers of tbe armv at other stations and the country at large regarded all tbe displays as part of tbe one oirnlral festival and a pubUcdlsclelmer by Rex woold be necessary to Justify tbem In taking part at any stage or the proceeding. Upon this the com mine e withdrew end reported, and IHTSmS XXCITBXBTT In White League ranks followed. The more tn tenre announced satisfaction at being rid of the Yankees, the Democratlo leaders reared the po litical e fleet of tbo dispute, the more conserve tire lamented tbe curtailment of the display, but the former carried the day. and the only publication made was an obscure allusion In a general order requesting that polltlcsbe omitted la Monday's and Tuesday'! parade. It Is not probable tbat this will satisfy tho army, ai the real sentiment of approval of the Momus outrage li not concealed, by merely de nouncing It Is un politic. No loyal man would consider it humiliating to disavow sympathy with a gross and deliberate Insult to bis Government, ondtbtsis tbe only ground of rciusaladranood by the Democracy. J. B. Stock tow, Chief Deputy Marshal. NEWS VIA PIUSCO. Arrival of the Hawaiian Minister en route for Washington. I IBy Telegraph to the National Republican. Ban Fnjtxcuco, Cal., Feb. 11 Arrived itefitncr City of Sidney, from Sydney via Hono lulu. Among her passengers was Elisha H. Al ice, late Ohsneell&r of Hawaii, who, It Is under stood, has accepted the appointment of Hawaiian Minister resident at Washington, News from Australia li unimportant. Small ix li prevailing at Sydney. A number of vessels bere arrived fnm Chill and China with the die- taaa on Doara . Victoria gold statistics for tbe year show a fall. tng-off of about a hundred thousand ounces. Bus. lness in New Zealand is reviving, sir Donald McLean, Minister of Defence, died January &th. EX-C0MMCN1CATED FftOU THE CHURCH. Tito Ancient Order of Hibernians Hereafter to bo Denied the Sacrament. BrTeiecrapbtotbe National UDab.ican.l Sciianton, Fa., Feb. 11. A pastoral letter from Bishop O'llara, 'excommunicating "Tbe Ancient Of of Hibernians," and direct ting the clergy to deny tbe members of that order tltesaeramcnta, wai read In all the Cat hollo Churches of Scrantondloceso to-day. The de nunciation was unexpected, and bas produced a sensation among the members of the order, who, lor tbe past tbree years, have been in favor with thecburch within this jurisdiction. The Anelont Order has a large membership In this diocese, ritATIUClDE, A Brothers' Quarrel Enda In Crime (ByTelrgrapbtotho National Republican.) riiTecrnon, PA.,rcb.ll. Dnrtng a qusr re I yclrday afternoon between Charles and Ucorgefeiirirl, brothers. In Etna Borough, near tbls city, (leorge drew a revolver and shot and killed Charles, Tbe tnnrderer then surrendered hlnue)f to the authorities. He claims to have doao liin ttir-dcfmce. CHIMES AND CASUALTIES. Jack Allen, a negro, for whose arrest a reward of WO was offered by tbe Charleston, S. O , au thorities some time ego, be having mardered a man there, was arrested In New York, Saturday, on a charge ot larecbj. At Hudson, N.Y., Saturday, la the trial of John V. Kllreand bis wife Lleanora. for the murder of Charles H. Hermance. last December, Mrs. Kllve testified tbat he fired tbe fatal shot. Tbe case wai given to tbe jury which was locked op lor the night. Specimen emocratlo Tvrekery. The Ccngrtntoaat Accord ror Saturday, wbloh consists of no less than 209 pages, was not issued until late in tbe forenoon. It is mainly taken up by tbercportefMrMorrlson's Louisiana Com mittee. As was generally expeeted, it is a highly-colored partisan document, which speaks of murders end outrages with the evident Intention of trying to conceal them, and attempts to prove tbat the vote of the State was cast, and should be counted for TUden and tbe Democratic State officers. George M. Beebe, of New York, Is among the signers of tbe report. Tbe document Is printed In the Record bo cause the appropriation for printing It In tbe usual form and manner Is exhausted. By the trick of ending It to tbe Rtcord, the Democrat! placed their tx vMrte testimony before the Electoral Commission, while tbe minority report, made by the Republican members of the committee, is suppressed and not allowed to appear. What Mr. TUden Thinks About It. New Yohk, Feb. 10. There Is a rumor bcroiiiataovecnorTildentsald Thnnday cTenleg to a personal frlenu, nliom beliedteiueited to ao to Waslilnston "Say to our frlenda that they hart no reaorn to be depresaed If the t'ommlislou decide against tbe Peuiorracylullie Florida ease, 1 ex. picttbodecUlon will v advene, tint do not en courage deipondener- The loss of Vlorldawlll not pnrprlfteme, bet there are other points npon wblcb 1 am coiiOdent the lrniotracy.wl'i: succeed. 1 am a fatalist in ao ar a I believe, ei tbo renn tentative eflbi Democrats, tbat the final dcelsloa will be la our favor.' A Connectteut Bank In Tronhie. IUuTrORD, Ct., Feb. 10 Tho examination ef Bank-Examiner Hygatt Into the affairs or the ranncrs'and Mechanics National Dank In tblteltr, has caused development! which led, this afternoon, fbtbcarrest'by the United States Marthal of the President, John (J. Tracy, and tho Cashier, J, I,. Chapman, the rormcr for mladt meauor lu faUirylng accoeuta so tbat Ur,re defleney from overdrafts a n J poor loaaa without tho know led re of the director! were covered up, and tbe Oeshcr for cmecule mint, lasana Aetc of a Lunatic Now Yona, Feb. 10. At Sorrel Hill, Craw. ford county. Pa,, on Thursday, Harrison Turner, aiedSx, alunatie, sbotand killed at It ten Aader soaaged40, and the allied blmaclf. 'lamer baJ beta suiiojlnr Aadersjoii'idaujthter with prnir ions ofiote, sad Anderson bad to eject him from Lis house. The Mountain Meadow Murderer Balt Lakb Citt, Utah, Feb. 10. The ex ceptions taken to the rolliifi of tbe court la lUe trial of John V, Lee, il.Alltred Mountain Uee1ow mnrrierrr, and to bis stuteuce, new o Terra ted by tbo Hnprene Court of tlielerrltory to-day, aidtbe bicond DlttrlctGourt was ordered to flx another day for Lee's cxeiutton. Another Mexican lYceideut In the United States. Kiw York, Feb. 10. Amour the passea vers onboard the steamer Colon, wliteh arrived here to-day from Aiplnwall, are ex-rre.Ldent I erdo, of Uuilco. tltmrl Kucobeto, Manual ltmco Bublo, and o'bera of Mexican fame The first number of the SUNDAY NA TIONAL KKPUBLICAN will be Issued next Sunday morning, ACROSS THE OCEAN. MIDDTAT rASHA HOLDS HCSSI ARESrOX SIBLK FOB IIIS EXILE. Will Itonsnanla Ally nemelf With Itnaela? The Guarantee of the) Treatment of Jews Not to bo InelsUd I'pon. Londok, February 11. A despatch from Brfndlsl announces that Mid bat Fash has ar rlrcd there, and informed an English deputation that bis banishment was doe to Jlusslan In trigues. Cbersa Fasba, the leader tn the Bulgarian atrocities, has been arrested at Constantinople. l'rlvate advices from KHiff represent that Bus sla bas ordered all the railway companies to pro cure ambulance carriages, and prepare to convey 00,000 men to KlJhenetl. AtelegTamfrom KIseneff gives factidlvprovlee; the current reports of discontent and sickness la the Bussian army. On the other band, tbe dis patch confirms the report tbat tho passage of the army through Itoumanie would occupy probably - a month, aa alterations of gauge In the JEoumanla railways are necessary. Tbe correspondent addi i I cannot learn that thli measure has commenced; It naturally will not be until war Is finally resolved open. .Not withstanding an official denial, tbe recent crista In the Boumanlan Ministry was caused by tho question whether Ron mania shout 1 form an aillanoe with Bussie, or merely permit tbe Bussian army to pass nnder protest. It li un derstood tbat the new Government Is favorable to Russia. The Relations Between Turkey and the In aurgent Irieoner- Loxdox, Feb. 12. It Is probable that tho Porte will not press Us condition regarding the treatment oflhe JewslnServlat an understanding Is being broubt about upon one point after anoth er. The 1'rlnce of Montenegro seems to demand an adjustment ol tbe frontier according totbo line of demarcation laid down by tbe Military Commission during tbe armistice. He also insists upon four points, which Include free navigation of Lake Scutari, access to Frcsea and various facilities for mow direct diplomatic Intercourse wlih tbe superior authorities of Tor key. None of these points will prevent a settle ment, provided the main question of a cession oC territory li solved. srAiN. Settling the Difficulties With tbo Basque) lYovlneee. Loudon, Feb 11. A Realer telegram from Madrid says i It li reported on good author ity tbat the Basque deputation bare proposed and tbo Oovernmcnt have aeooptcdn eonvcnlofor a settlement, watch will remove tbe present diffi culties with tbo Basquo provinces by a compro-) raise. Instead of furnishing soldiers by conscrip tion, eaeh province is to maintain a battalion of volunteers, which Is to be placed under he orders ef tbe government In case of war, and economical and administrative autonomy is reserved to the Basque provinces. The Basque Juntas are will ing to accept thli eontento, tend the Oovern mcnt will submit it to the Uvrtcs. INDIA. Decrease of the Work of 11m Belter Among the Starving Onees. London, Feb. 13. The Timt$ dispatch from Caleutta, lays la tbe week ending February 2d tbo numbers of persons engaged on tbe relief works decreased 34,00 in Bombay and 39 303 In Madras, as com pacei with tbe numbers employed tbe previous week. Tblsdeerease was attributable to tbe redaction over wages, and the exclusion of persons not really destitute . But there has been no rain, and no Improvement In tbo condition of theeropi. Tbe health of tbe populations In both presidencies li bad. There aro many easel of cholera in the distressed districts of Madras. Cable Dots. A special dispatch to the Stanford from Alexandria announces tbat tbe Egyptian troop have again been defeated near Massowab. Sir William Ferguson. Fresldent of tho Royal College of Surgeons, and Sergeant Sur geon to tbe Queen, died Saturday, A notorious character, named English, stabbed and killed Frod Hatfield on Broadway, Wltllamsburgb, N. Y., Saturday night. No causeli assigned for the deed. Tbe murderer and two companions escaped. Kerorts cf tcrlous difficulties between tho Spanish minister st Pekln and thelsungKl Ya man, growing out of tbe question of the employ ment of coolies In Cuba are current. Tbe Chi nese tovcrnment absolutely refuses to sanction the further cmployment.of Chinese laborers In tbe Spanish colonics. The annual Icduitrtal exposition will open at Kioto March 15, snd continue three months J. P. Wesson, an American attache or tbe For mosa ; expedition, hss received tbo fourth-class decoration of the Japanese order or xetrlt for services lu that enterprise. Postal ageuclci have Deen csiaDiisnea ny japan in eu me nonncrn portions of China. CUBA'S lN&TJRQENTS. rardonlng proclamation of the Captain Ocueral. By Telegraph toftho National Republican. Havana, Feb. 11 A decree has been leiued by Captaln-Qeneral Jorcllar In wblcb, alter let ting forth In a preamble that tbe war against the Insurgents is at present resulting very advan tageously to the Spaniards, he pardons all polit ical prisoners confined on the Isle of Pines who are natives or rosidents of that portion of tbe Is land or Cuba lying west of tUs Trocha, providing; said prisoners are only confined by order ot tho authorities, and not by senteueei of any court. Taxea In New York Kecaped by Fraua. C By Telegraph to tbe National Republican. New York, February 10. At a session of the municipal conference this afternoon. Mayor Ely read a letter from ex-Senator Crvamer, which slated that there la at present (1, Ho, ooo of personal property In thecltywlilch escaped taxaMon either uy rraua or raiae awtnun at iq i,k oracc. ,i niinj pr ItUtlllfM l! Id fikvlnsv (.tits. S4Q0.Mti.UM Of dllldcnd IialTlDsT cOnMJT&tO property In tbU ctly that caiapes taxation, Ohlee Cengratulatlons. Niw York. Feb. 10. A Columbus, Ohio, dlipatchsaysi Tbe Republicans are Jubilant over the action of the Joint Commission on tbe vote of florid. Teltframsof congratulation have been expresslag confidence la tbe result of tbe contest Fire on the Ocean TORT Rotal, 8, C, Feb. 10. The steamer Bavaila, Ntw Orleans to Liverpool, hnmca at sea February at 6 0 n. m. Fblp on Art fore and aft. f'rew and pasungem all aaved la ahlp'a boat. They loit everything but what they stood In, and were picked up by the btrque Dorothy Thoiupton la a northeast rile ulueieen hoars efur, and landed at Beaufort, B, 0 The New York Wife Murderer, New York, Feb. 10. The coroner's Jury la the case of JAmee Flood, who killed his wife last Fnnday morning, jetterdev foond that Flood was the principal andJoiepb Morrlaou an accessory In the crime, Both were cesamltted. Death of an Editor fly Telegraph to tbe National Republican. J Middletouv, N. Y. Feb. 11. Charles Edward Benton, one of the editors and proprle tnrs of tbe Fred on la Adverttar and Oanktrfc Union, died hero tills moraine aged M. Ml body will be seut to Frcdonla to-night. Death of the Oldest Eplseopal Minister. BAtTiuORK, Md., February ll.-Hv, John Wiley, aged 71, for thirty years minister 0 Trotrttant Fplcr-Tal rhutrhea In Cecil and ( Urlce ton ntles, died In this city lo-dy, of licart-dl-eaie. He la said to have been lheoMit ordained inlnUter of the rrotenant Episcopal Church. A Widow Recompense Nsrw Iiavxv, Ct,, s'cb.ll.-Tbe Lake Shore and Mich I ran Railroad Company hare settled with the tdow of T, o. craln of this eltv. whete husband was killed at Ashtabula, for the sum of A1 A Compliment to an American Seaman, OTTAWi, Canada. Feb. 1L The departmntof marine and Ilkticrlcs have procured a valuable gold natch rorpreoentatlon to Captain Otboror. of the Atxerleanuarkri. F. t'ayoe for r scuinglbecrevr of the wiecked Bililih .Sip BctldUKU), Another Labor Combination roBTLAVD,Ms., Feb. li. The engtne driven eu tbe Boston and Maine Railroad state that thy