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tt mAxmm WASHINGTON, D. 0., MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24, 1877. 9 FIFTY CENTS PER MONTII. VOL., XVIII NO. 24. IN THE CHURCHES. lessons TAvaiir ur tub cirrrAS XOna YESTERDAY. Christmas Sermons from Preachers Notes from Churches. (tome of the the Catholic First Congregational Church. The mailo lit this church yesterday morning wu good, m usual. Daring the collodion the solo, Cbrtstmu Morning, " by Adam, wu rendered la unexceptional stylo by Miss Emma Cohen, the leading soprano? Dr. IUnkln preached from Mark xll., H-''And Jesus Ml over sgaliikt the treuury and beheld how the people cut money Into the treuury.'' Ha began by saying that this U the day of maUrlalltm; whan the body la likely to have Its dua. whatever mar become of the tout. But even error emphulzes neglected truth. Tho microscope flam tins mtmIM lha hidden sources of life: but It hu shown ua the fearful and wonderful motive of our mechautsm. 1IU theme wu "The Material Side ofdod a Kingdom." 1. Ererylhlng that rciatca to earth haa a material side man's nature, Ood'a kingdom. IhU kingdom Uaet up In hum au bodies. ood says: "If 1 were hn r wauM nni ak th!" vet the Jewiut ritual mad constant demands upon the earning! of thoeo who ate their bread In tlto sweet of their brow, though It was often pretty hard to get it. Wo are no better and no worse than the Jew. It re quires no llttto ingenuity to get the Lord's dues nut of us. Wo pay our pew rent as though wo were conferring a favor, and drop the smallest denomi nation of colu luto our poestsslon In the contrlou tlon box. "The atlnglnessof profeancd Christiana, says Ryl. In his Commentary on the Context, in all matterswhlch concern Ood and religion, Is one of the crying sins of the day, and one of tiio worst signs of the times." Of courso he spoke only of Englishmen I butihatliourmoUiersiock,audsrme of these qualities may have coino over In the May-, flowes with us, and may sometimes crop out in 2. 1 he material side of a spiritual thing Is Just as Important as the spiritual side, for It Is one with It. One of the provisions of the Levities) law was this: "Thou ahalt not muaile the ox that treadethout the com." Codrares for the treatment which we Ira In maturtal thlnn. Thli OX WBI U much bOUO and brawn and muscle, devoted to the feeding of the Israelite's wire and children. Sball he not be permitted to pluck a mouth rut for iiimseirr uoa cares for oxen, and He cere, too, for trustees and I.HH1HM nf HllalniiiuwIiiMM nil avn fur TTlln latere, becanse they represent what hCUIe highest and best gift to man. We should remember that pew-rents are as really debts aa house-rents, and ehall I lay it? Is the treatment of a human cred itor l iptiK u uiouia i wen ixiiui ui wi'u- men Is no less so when TUX CREDITOR IS THE LOBD, cr a Levi to, which represents him. 8. God keeps an exchange account with every believer according to this principle 1 "He that soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he thataoweih bountifully shall reap also bounti fully." He gives His spiritual thlnn for our carnal one. Renting pews and paying for them la not an act of benevolence. No one deserves to bo canon lied for It. It does not teat an allegiance to the Master. Building church edifice" and planting Christian institutions in heathen Isnds or the des titute portions of our own lands, the education of young men for the ministry these are caiiM rrom which we expect do material return. Honour Christian character la tertcd. 4. The voluntary principle In Frolcmntlsm, which is our glory .may become our shame. In the Itoman Cathollo Church forgivenw of sin Is de nied except upon the payment of church dues. AbAuU la the receipt given for money received. With us the amount given U left wholly to the giver, a In the sight of Ood, who promises to recognise it hereafter as given to him. o, Tne text snows us jurist a interest in mc di- falling he rasped a handful or his life-blood, then snurtlno- from hit xA&. and cast it ud in tne air ex. tlatmitir, ' 0 Ualltlcan, thou hast conquered I" . The Infamous Voltaire, who long closed tne let ters of his correspondence with the venomous phrase .crush the wretth," at last succumbed In the unequal strife and pawed out of life filled with remorse and despair. The discourse waa ou con tinuous array of facta, testimony of great men aa to the power and the glory of Christ while on earth, ft rut snriail h In lliat at hla Mimlnr .!! Will M free, every human ""til shall burst its chain, grief shall consume fto more, all tear shall bo wiped way. ALL go JITS. AU'Soula' Clmrch. The chapel of AU Souls' Church win taste- fullv ornamented with erenrreens yesterday fir a CUrlstmu service The audience more than fill od the beautiful lecturo-room, which la now used while the church nroDer Is belnz finished. Mr. MacCaulcr had for hla subject "Jesus aa King of Kings and Lord of Lords." Ho contrasted the present time, when Jesus U acknowledged by the world's best civilisation to be Its King and Lord,wlth the first Christmas rooming when Jesus wu the step by which the Child of Mary has become the r-pimuai itinajoi mdidu inunn ui mibuulhuuci were rapidly passed over. Tho special object of the discourse, however, was to show thou character lNtlca of Jesus to which the wonderful career owes Its orterln. support, and wlirowo lu future increase ofJwr- v.... .1. ,. ' , . inoso cnaracienaiica, nr, maciuiry anm were ChrUts supreme conuouanes that Ood wa IIM father, arid that all men were by nature His brothers, (ofcether witli the sublime life lie ica. 'J ne recognition oi tneecnaractenstica through altthe dogmas and forms associated with them during the past 3)00 yeara lithe real source of man's confession that Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lord. This point waa elaborately Dlus trsted front Christian history and rniirlv. This la notanantl ChrlMlaa age, Mr, MacCauley insisted. Itraay beanti vcolMlutlcal and antl Camnlstlo, but not antl-CJirlstlan, In ordinary usage the word Christian ailll siandafor all that Is loving, beautiful and true spiritually, and even Strauss and his school do not antagonize Chriit'sthought of Ond nrof moral. Aalonir aa there (i faith In Ood there can bo no greater thought of Him than Is expreMed by the word father; aa long aa men are found to live together there is no heifer solution to tho social problem thsn tho word brother. Let the, Christian thurch then continue the blessed work Jesus began. Let Christian "Uvea flow ohUjr Chrlrt'a own plan rrom Ood, throngh faith, through work to man." Assembly rrobyteriaa Church. The pastor, the Rer. George O. Lltllo, preached one ot tho most eloqueut and practical it sermons from the text, "Better Is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof, to an unusually largo audience. Nothing short of a full report would do the sermon justice. It abounded with apropos ex amples, beautiful thoughts, and nealthiu; teach ings. It was a discourse that all could have heard with benefit and lntrmL In tha evatilnfftha an nuaJ Christmas concert of the bunday school was held The audience room was filled with tho scholar and their friends. Theexerclesconeltted In the renorta of tha ofQcera of the school for lha year, alnglne', reel tatloiis, and the lesson, "Jeaua OurBtar. The lemon waa beautifully rendered and appropriately Illustrated. The reports of tho ofllcers ahowed the school to belli a' very prosper ous condition, the number of scholars being 'X&, wiin an average aiicnaanco oi J. ino yeany contrlbutioni amounted tn StKLift. The number of lessnnn taught durlngthe year waa 0,730. Much credit Is due the pastor, Mr. Little, Superintendent Cobb, and the other officers of tho school for the great lutemt they have taken in their work. Next Wednesday evening tho Christmas festival for the children wUl U held. tcrtal aspects of Hla Kingdom; He hadejot where tn lav Hfi brad, waa Indebted to the hospitality of beasts for His cradle, slept after death In a bor- to lay His bead, wo rnd tnmh anil Tt ifa alti airalnst the treasury. to value trta money which we put there. He is the Teacher of a spiritual religion t and vet because im ias a material uw, kiiu ikwu'wih Ills Kingdom .1 O. TjOrd. la the name of a roldont of Oak- land,Cal. BcTWErf viaaslon and lying there is not it finger's breadth. A Thomas wild-cat ventured Into ft Maine town last week and was kilted. Fahhers and gardeners are the only eong or toll who can raise their own celery. Tine construction of a railroad from rhcenlx villa to West Chester, Ie . Is proposed. Tne town of Rallna KanaM. with less than IVjOO Inhabitants, haa so en churches . Tiik expense of the rlota to rennsylvanla for tho military reaches half a million dollars. Srx hundred men are employed In repair ing the breaks In theChesapcako and Ohio Canal, ..TitRREaro vet $200,000 to bo raUod to save the Old South Cliuroh In Itoaton. Send for Kim ball. Y A coloked child waa recently born la Water Valley, MLu., that weighed twenty-two and a half iuuiiu. j : v Dun t:ra the month of November $310,891 worth of Imports were brought to tho port of rhll-adelphla. The number of convlcU In' tho Maaaacha- aeiu state mson la seven hundred and suty-eeven, iuiiea ismuy. Cleveland. Ohio. Is troubled with wan dcrinr lunatics. HadtOt thav batter ticket thorn to the 8tato asylums. Jiu White and brother nave entered Into a contract to play tho alxth season of bae ball with the Cincinnati nine. Does death end all T" asks Iter, J moph CooV. Well. It wouldn't appear that It docs, Judging from the Vandcrbllt will case. To promote total abstinence appoint none to office who drink spirit, and turn out all tho Uv cumbents who Indulge In them. It is Just coming to light that aome of the tax-col leiiora In tfchuylkltl County, Pennsylvania, wne are ncavuy in anears gave lorgeu oonus. Tux City of reklng, on her laat voyage, ouaht 100 nackaircs of allk-worm tni from Janan to Ban Frauclico, consigned to a firm in Italy. Hx-Co NrcDEB ate olncers aro preferred to Union Koldlera In the f-ubordlnate oMltvs in the Dis trict of Columbia. It U a gross outrage. J&ecAnnpr. The New York Stat Dairymen's Aasocla- tlon believe that milk can be watered and good so long aa the color stands. This will make It easier on the cows. The lad named Willie Hopkini, stolen by iruuia i ruin ilia iiuiud t in iuuuv,, m, una win found at Yorkvllle, Ohio. He ran away from thorn while they slept A You NO lady In Rockport. Texan, jumped Intnlied ilia ittliarnlffht and laid dawn on s hun tarantula, ttte describe the situation ma being mosnaramuniinn. THE NATIONAL CAHTAL notffoa or tub jsxEcxmrs ajtd LBOJ8LATtrJS JlItAXCHES. Information Gathered at the Capitol In tlia llepartroonta, and About Town by tho Re porters of tho National Itepubllcan. Tlio Case of Dr Draper. Decubeb 22, 1S77. Editor Jfationot Rrpubllcafi t Tho action of the Hon. Secretary of tho Navy In the case of Pr, L, J, Draper, a history of whtcb Is republished from the .New York Tlma, ought to fill every Union loving man, and especially ex Union toldlers, with surprise and indignation. Happily the Hon. Secretary of the Treasury will not fall to look a little deeper Into this most re markable claim before he allows It to be paid. Bo lides furnishing a bad precedent. It cannot exactly be discovered where the Justice In the matter comes tn. If there Is anyreasonaBle doubt that the officer considered himself out of boraralailon by reslgna tlon, then refer to the Alee of the Grand Army of the Republic here, of which Dr. Draper Is a promi nent omcor exhume hla application for member ship, end And out on what military record It la based. As an officer, whoso appointment was re voked, he-could not become a member In that or vanlitatton. bocatiM of no mllltarv service. 11a waa not discharged, because then there would bono lounnauon ior nis preposterous ciaim j nor was no dismissed, aa, in that Instance, ho would haro been debarred from membership. His application. tiieretore,muit have been banea on military service rendered until resigned. An examination of the flies of the Treasury De partment alio may develop on what reason Anal MEXICO, t ar Department never heattatoa to reject the relet oft: payment was made to him. turn nni ui-muiuicui lie clalmi of ofllcers who. thmueh no fault of thetra. laiieato receive metr comnnssious until momus after1 their appointments to vacancies, during which period tbVy acted aa commissioned ofllcers, often in command of companies and In more re iponslblepoaitlons, yet being allowed pay only from the data of muiter-ln. t There are many such cases whtobon the part of tho War Department received tola unjunt treatment, and they aro principally of men who rendered faithful and meritorious service, whodanoed at tondancoat the front in tho field, and who were never seen at rebel rejoicings over returned traitors. EQUITV. nnwTMBln ua mav bo chocked or encourated by tnuMAfmnntT. Ha watches that nortlonoFour SiDSiance .we uevoie to iuui. imn m m wiji"i oa or tho present time greater that that of ao handling money aa to cheat ourselves ont of Ood a Kingdom. Finch In any and every direction butfnihU. furchasooneleiahat.acoat, a picture, a Chruitroaapresent,and lire more economically at home, but do not bo countod as shirking responsi bility for tho carrying on of this Kingdom, Dr. N owinan at the Metropolitan. The Metropolitan yesterday morning Waa decorated with ovorgreeia. On either aide of the pulpit were aoen different designs, while directly gbove, suspended by a fine, wire, was a cross. Dr. Newman delivered two discourses on the ad Tent of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, one In the morntog and the other at night His text for the morntna discourse waa taken from Oalatlana come, God sent forth hi Son, made of a woman, made under the law." Dr. Newman stated that all over this earth are monuments commemorative ol aome great event, but that no event In the course of time Is compare ble to the one which the Christian world will cele brate on Tuesday next. What other event Is com iarahl with that In moral arandeur? Tha found. lag of Rome was a great event, and aa event that was ceieoraioa vj wie taan kiuuuvui ut iuiuiu uc ators and the. most exquisite of the Roman poets; but Rome haa ooased as a power, and Is numbered aaiAnvtha nation! of tha uaxt. The discovery of thu new world Is an event greater than tho founding of Rome. I am not tin mtniirul nf tha Influaiir that Rame has exerted on t tho future of the race i but I do not hesitate to say that tho discovery of this continent, at the time of lu discovery, wu of greater Importance than the founding or Rome. Of course 1 must speak of rela tive importance, l cannot speaa oi ausoiuie ira vmrtanna. tMtrauaa vnu and I am bound to recon-- nlaetbophtloeophyof hUtoryj and where there Is fhiloaopnyof history there must.be consecutive Inks of events, and tho founding of Homo Is one link In tho great chain ot- philosophic history. So we speak to-day of the relative Importance of the founding or discovery of tho new world In compari son with the events this day men and angelsare cele brating. He aald he considered the art of printing one of the most beneficial e rents in our modern civilisation. He thinks the man Is not living who can write upon tho potential Influence It has had, and prophesied that the man would not lire for an hundred years to come. The Doctor hero drew a comparison, and asked, What are all these bonoflta, compared to the coming of the Bavlour T Ho drew a grand picture of tho time when the wise men from afar paid KOIIAQE TO TUB COM1NO OF CUEIST, the flight of Joseph and Mary and their final re turn. Ho drew from history to ove that at this time an event of great importance was expected to take place. Ho quoted from Zoroaster and Socrataa to show that they both believed in tho coming of a Bavlour, or one that would comfort them. In the year A. D. 60 Confucius sent an embassy for the purpose of paying tribute to the new King. They werumetby the priest tn -India, who told them Buddha was the promised Lord. The Doctor said that If tho embassy bad only been able to hare reached Jerusalem, what might not a 1'aul or t'eter havo done for China? In speaking of tho old patriarch ho aald he thought Melchlsedekwas Ehem; thnt from this source came all the religions givui to the world, and aald he was inclined to believe that Abraham, Noah, and fibem were contemporaneous, and ahowed where different prophets had made the an nouncement of the com in of Christ. He closed br exhortlur hUhearars to utmi. to accent him aa Master, aa Savlcur, u one who can save to the utterd First Presbyterian. The Flnt FresbyterUn Church was well attended yesterday morning. Dr, Sunderland elected u hla text Haggal II, 7 "And I will shako all nations, and the desire of all nations shall comet and I will All thU house with glory, salth tlie Lord of Hosts." Tie opened his discourse by stating (hat It was at the close of the Babylonish captivity, this prophet wu urging reasons why tho temple wu rebuUt at Jerusalem. It wu tho grandeur of tho dlrliiO pur poee, the glorious prrwpoct of tho future. Dr.Sundertendproeoedcd to quote from Socrates, Plato, and Virgil, to ahow that none of them claimed to bo more than mere teachers, and that they positively pointed to One that wu to come Where is tho name In all history that boars any comparison with Ilia namef It la not among the captalna and leaders, the statesmen and orator. If anywhere, it must be among the philosophers and prophets of the world. Who are they T ZorouterT He was not. and did not claim lobe. for his people any more than Moses wuor claimed to bo for the Jews. Confucius? Ho wa not, and did not claim to be, a teacher of religion, and his docrlnei are to this dayoontlnedtoacomparatlvely small portion of hts countrymen. HocratesT We have already heard the sage telling us that another teacher must come to remove tho mist. Mohomett lie sprung up In tho fuinesi of his time to fultlll the rrcdlcUou which the Bible Itself records concerning he greatness of-tho posterity of Isttmaelt but aa he took the sword, ho Is now jwrlshlng by the sword. Jiut what shall wo say of Jesus of NaierethT Have theycrushod htmetr The apostate Julian, who trained every nerve to falsify the words of CbrUt concerning the stones of Uio temple, at lut per. Uhed In battle on the itlaa plain, and u he wu Georgetown Churches. At Trinity (Catholic) Church tho usual services were held. Rev. Father Murphy sang the lato mass, and preached from tho gospel of the day, " Prepare ye the way of the Lord j make straight his twihs." In the afternoon vespers were sung by the Rev, Father Casey. At the WMLtret lVai.bvterlan Church vesterdav the Rev. Dr. Chester, of the Metropolitan Preaby tcrlan Church of Washington, breached an elo quent sermon from 1. Corinthians lv.t 20 "For tne Kingdom or Ood U not in word, but in power." Ynfctardav belnr tha fourth Hundav in Advent. tha aptvlrva at fiL John'a (KDlacotali Church ctn- llnuod to havo reference to the coming of Christ. j no noior uwciaiou, ana in me morning prvaciiau, rrom tne text, luvciauons ui.t w, ana m meatier noon from St. John I., 23. Sendees at Howard TJnlvorairy, The president, Rov. W. W, Fatton, D. D. preached a very Impressive sermou from James l) 18, lut clause "Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth." The Doctor commenced by saying that tho language used In the text ut said of Christians to carry out tne luea or tne proLeoiog verse, where every gift is spoken of u coming from Ood, and also to mark the fundamental peculiarity of each one s moral being. Ho sold that Chrlrtian character Is a new life of Dlv Ino origin. The text Ufmrf U I- M tir ft h.Vm OjvJ 1q h P; Father of our tplrllualilfe. Aa the natural child hu a father, ao haa the spiritual child. Tho Bible U full of this thought. Ood is the Author of tho wholo method ofstlvatlon revealed In tho gospel, and man, under the Influence of which. Is born irom aiu, uoa emcienuv " luiuvcwn oi inui vidua! convoralmt. l)y Hla providence and holy tnlrit If leadi tha aoiil to btttn a new and holr life. No soul would repent if Ian to Itself. The Prompting Is Divine. Oodlakcs tho Initiative. The guroof too text must not be pressed too far, as though it meant that Cod alone hu an agency In the production of right character. Borne persons havo done so, and taught man's utter impotence and passivity, u much as that of a child aa to the origin of Its being. Tho figure "begat" means only to point to the original Influence which Jed to and nauaad tha reaulL Yet it wu an Influence con gruous with the nature to be Influenced. Ood never deals with tho mind as lie deals with matter. Again, the Divine action secures a concurrent tmmanaaellvltv. lhotcxt dnublv ImDllce this. The figure "begat" reminds us that parentage is alwava double. la natural Ufa Ibcro are father and mother; ao the now life of character li born of Divine influence on a free human wit). Bo the text asserts that Ood begets ua not by a mere act of power on an Inert soul, but with the word of truth. Truth hu no meaning but aa It Is brought before a rational and free son (to induce its choice. Truth points to moral Influence and not to physical power. In conclusion ,tbe Doctor said that man la respon sible for hla own salvation under the free offers of the gospel, it u tne graim source oi nope ior man that Ood. however, takes the initiative. Depravity does not tend to reform itself. Neither is there a Kwer of sure perpetuation In a flnt rUht volition. ir hope la in fact that while wo work nut our own sal ration, it Is Ood who workoth in us to will and to do. The glory of the conversion of every sinner win dfiMTYodlv bo Gods. Through eternity we shall praise Hu grace which first opened the way to heaven and which thou persuaded ua Id walk in tnat way, CathoUo Kotos. On Saturday, twenty-three young ladles were admitted into the Sodality or the uiessed Vir gin Mary In the now and beautiful chapel of tho Visitation Academy, on Connecticut avenue. About eight o clock In the morning, nor. Charles JC Jen kins. B. J., spiritual director of tho community, of fered the holy sacrifice of the mass for the candi dates, during which they commuulcaled. Father lAncuter having offlclatud at an earlier mass for ino Slaters. Nin ucinu; uvrr, ramcr voiu iru ouiljut A flia Mrfmnnf of tha recent Ion. which was closed with tho benediction of Ibo blessed sacrament, during wnicu nauocos -.ve uana was cxcciienuy rcuaerca oy mo biwsu viuspu- nlla nt tha Inatltutlon. t Mr. John II. bemmcs.'awoll known clttaen ol the District, hu purchased two paintings each of the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception, sent hero from 8a yah nab. for dlipoaal for charitable objects, rather Stephen Kelly, from Loyola College. Bal timore, la at Oonxaga Collego for the benefit of hla health, and ofllelatos u au assistant at 8t. Aloyklu" Church. I ether Rchleuter, aMlitant pastor of -St. Joseph's German Church. Capitol Hill, returned on Friday lut from Frederick, Md., where ho hu been mak ing a rttreat. Rev. C J. White. D. D , pastor of St. Matthew's, continues quite ill, with no encouraging alguaof Improvement. ... Fisher, the artist, In Vernon Row, has Just com pleted a beautiful painting of Bister Teresa's grave, in Mount Olivet and lu surroundings. Senator Sharon's Caee. We have never yet been fully able to under stand why Sharon wu ever elected United States Senator from Nevada. An York Time, Haven't you? You onght to havo been in Nevada at tho time and then you would have understood. However, that Is neither here nor there. Wo T,irn-.a..in, r.u. nn.nT t.k happen to know that all tho attt of Mr. Sharon's pea in one wee a, iroin tncir isciory ai iinugepori, i "" "'i " " ivv ..i...v .....,.. v unnnecucut. nine nunureu vi wiair lauuij m chlnce to Lima, l'eru, j An Avenue 'young lady haa compiled a list : of her gentlemen acquaintances, and entered their names In a handsome parloralbum. She play full j calls It her " him book." Tins la the Mason when a man who wauti to remember the poor can alt down and think of himself the. v hole day long, rovcrty Just now, like chanty, begins at home. " Liquob atartcd It. Honor koot It no. and liquor ends It," said Thorp, wb was hung at Au burn. Truro s a whole temperance aormon. Wo thought it wu a rope that ended it. At the Holme materializing seance, the late Bishop, Oen. Polk, appears In full canonicals. In stead of tho uniform ol a Lleutenaut General, In which ho died.- How comes thla error? John Martin, a Dallas, Texas, negro, re ceutly unearthed an Iron-bound Spanish chest in the Trinity river bottom, containing a largo num ber or cuuinan coins or tne years nav ana iiva. A San Fbancisco man haa Just invented a boot-making machine. He warrants that any boot II turns out wiu Km an orainary man wiia one square kick, and the most Hardened ihmk agoni wiin twenty. Within the last few days. Dr. Samuel Cooke, or St. Bartholomew's Church, New York, hu. with out any recourse to fuse and foathern, raised tl4S, 000 to clear off tho church debt. Mow about tho hard times T And now the spirits Intimate that little Charlie Roes wu never lost beyond hla parents' knowledge. Thovalleirathat ha fa not dead, and that he was put out of the way for a purpose, but wu not injured. -. Youno man I write no more lore letters. Do your courting by telephone, and If the course of true love does not run smooth a breach of prom ise suit will fall to tho ground for want of docu mentary evidence. Only three wtfe-muruerera woro hung last week: One at Annapolis, Md : one at Canton, N. Y one at Nsshvlne.-lenn. Two others in Rhode Island and Virginia received commutation to pen ucuuary eouulivincut. Now comes riTTSBUaan, Pa., with a snlcldcr, because ha wu crossed in love. Why didn't he braco up and go for aome other fellow's girl aud get oven? Yea, and then wo might havo Cad a mur der Instead of a suicide. "You must havo been drinking strong oof fee," remarked a billiard player to nla opponent, whoso hand trembled "No; but I havo been using considerable chalk u' late," replied tho other, u he caromed on both reds and went out. Gor. Kxm per, of Virginia, hag pardoned a prisoner who hu served eleven of his twenty years' sentence to tho penitentiary, on tho ground that tho sentence wu exceMlve, and hla behavior so ex ceptlonally good, that tho discharge would promote prison discipline. Ab old Turtlecock was coming in on the train his friend Aqua handed hlmtlie morning nawir. with the remark i "I'll elre rou that." "All right,'' said Turtlecock, "I always take anything that s given to mo except tobaccco, and that a (glv Inn his lea eye-brow an Inimitable twist) because l uon i cnews iu Tomuv came homo from school, and banded to his father tho teacher's reDort on his progress nunng me momn. "inu u very unaausiariury, Tnm. You't a varv small number of arood marks. I'm not at ait pieasvu witu iw i va too toacaec you wouldn i be j but ho wouldn t alter it." the oDDonents or tne deain nenaitr are pro- paring to make amove for lis abolition In the com ing Ohio Legislature. The fact that tha bloodiest murdors in the recent history of the State havo hn committed on the very days of nubile ere Tutlons will furnish a strong argument to opeu wiin, irer Yalne to the United States Commerce. WASRIXOTOtf, D &, DOO. 22, 1877, Mr. Editou t Mexico is to-day an object of Interest to the Unite Rules, u well from the dangers of war which aro lurking on the banks of tho Rio Grande m from the peculiar relations be tween the two Governments, arising out of tho somewhat anomalous condition of both, with refer euco each to Its own citizens. However much our Government may be Impelled by the force of these circumstances toward a war witn Mexico, too rul ing motive of which wuao clearly defined In the prophetic speech of Senator Blatne, at Woodstock, It is gratifying to And that the sentiment or tne North and Weit hucrrataltaed Into a determined opposition to any scheme of annexation In that direction. On the contrary, thla sister Kepnuiic. struggling for exbtenco from its very blrlh against almost universal Ignorance and superstition, the inherit ance of Its Spanish anceMry, will be su tallied by the enlightened sentiment of thla country In lu eflbrta. however spasmodic, toward stability and progress as an American Republic. In the light of recent events lnthlscountry.lt seems hardly fair to stigmatise Forforio Dlax as the tie facto President of Mexico. But taking ad van - taira nf hla inmnvhal uncertain tail urn. which renders him anxioui to form an alliance with our Government, it wourd bo fair, and thla lathe op Dortuna moment, tn offer to Mexico a commercial treaty which would nncn to our enternrlao Its trade and enable ua to assist In the development of lis immense resource. Hnch a treat tntuht ambraca tha concession of a rlaht of war for a-railway across tho Inthmusof lehuantepeo, subject to such conditions and guar- anveoaaa are conuuneti in ino treaty nun iu? uiuieu niaiesoi tuinmon in reieronco v ine rail way at Panama. This enterprise would di more toward tha rtavelnrtinentnf thn cnmmarcaaf tho MIssIiiIddI Vallev than anv other Involving tho samo expenditure of money. It la the shortest and muni natural route to ne lacinn yot or tu w uu covered. It brings the Pacific Ocean nearer to New Orleans, both In time "end space, than New Orleans hi to New York. We are now producing in this country fifty per cent, moro of manufactured and agricultural pro ducts than wo can consume, and yet at this, tha eleventh hour, a million of men aro standing at tho trataof the vlnevard and waltlmr to be emulovod. We roust very soon begin to eiport these products ur ui ueiKJTE uieso umniL t iiuru u s iuiwiiuuii. dance of cither the one or the other. The Govern- mnn. lit tr a.i n (.... in m mnBt f.L.lll Ml VII. VI l(J9 iVUIIUi , KVU1, U UIU IHU1I HV ,. vmiicc, iqu mat riKUt aoon, or auutuat rcuuuiio w(ll nmva rallnnt." ft AMUSKMKXTX. ifxir xnqlasd Boctntr vinner Speochoe of tho President and Secretary -Evans. Kaw YoftK, Doc C2. The New England Society had tho seven ty-second annual dinner at Dclmonlco'a this evonlng. The attendance wm very large. When President Hayes entered the room with tho president of the society, he wm greeted with three hearty cheers. Oracwu said by Rev. Dr. Clarke, of Boston. After the banquet, which wu served In a sumptuous manner. Rev. Dr. rorter, of Yale, gave thanks and prayed for wisdom and success to the Chief Maa-Iatrata of tho nation and blessings through hla government The retiring president of the society csllod attention to tha death of Unacilf. nrinnell. ex president of the society, ana on raoiaory WMarunam Biieuco. im vnaiiuiaii tuvu gave too um toast, utw uoj no celebrate" and anid ho did so with more pleasure aa in wiiei Aiaguiraie wu proaonw nON. 1VILUAK M. KVAHT3 BEZrONDCD with appropriate remarks in regard to IU being so onn reiebratMt. IlaimnTra of tha rharacterlntfc of New Englandeas and thelrdeacendanta, and aald mey always toosea to tne auuesoi iuo prwent,im would continue to do so. Let them love to cele brate that day u the greatest In hhttory. Tho na tion finds aranr nlherreadvtncntircas ltanowcraud respect Its Justice, so that In preserving tho peace of the world it hu the readiest, cutest, and oarcst part that ever nation had. All our energies, d title, and dangers are within our own borders. Lot them at onca accept it; that they would be fAlthlem and rccrrant to tbelrlnherllance If they did not accept, that New England's Ideu of the reaulta of tho dlf fl cullies the country hu passed through muxt make their way In thla country by moral and Intellectual methods. Whenever It becomea necessary, New England will resort to arms again, but will not re- ain ui inimniura ui rracn inu dihluuu ui inu1 meut. It will practice those methods, though they bo gradual but alow In patience and faith in conclusion, Mr. Evarts referred to the suteci THE EASTERN WAR. TEititmLE fiotr-!tToitr sx run JIAhKASS, The War Spirit Strong; In Constantinople IS xeronm and Sophia Threatened ltassla si lteport of LoMceDlptoumtlo Teaee Cor-respondonco now give the roost to bo able to recalllathe act by which he allowed himself to be elected a Sen ator. He despises the place he despises Washing ton he deiplscs hlmtclf for ever thinking of going there. Said a gentleman the other day, an Inti mate friend of hharon'a Hharan will mlm the moment a new LesUIature bi elected In Nevada that Is, provided It Is Republican. Ho will not re sign now. because Bradley would appoint a Demo crat in mi piece, nut no i now no aeiea niaveii for making that fight. He regards It u the grcateat mmiaao oi ma me. iiaq it not ueea mr uiat cam nalirn and tho dlstractlun of hla attention from thi business, you would have seen his bijnreat fight for the control of what are now the bonanza mines that yon ever saw on this cout. And Sharon would haro won, for then he had the capital and the power to wan a war of annihilation. What In crease his bitterness of regret all tho more Is tne discovery that Flood and Mackey's active support of htm lu that campaign was given with tho sole purpose of keeping hlra Just thru away from the iftjniatOGK, i oon i uriievannaron wiugu to ti ald ington this winter." & F, Mock Exchange. Naval Odrers ' Commander Gilbert C Wlltse wu ordered to duty m equipment officer at tho navy-yard, New York, January 1. Lieutenant Commander Frank Wilder, to special ordnance duty at Cold Spring. New York, lxtofvJanuary. Pay Director James Fulton, u Inspector of provisions and cloth ing at tho navy-yard of Mare Island, California, 15th of January. Commander Milton Haxtun Is de- Uatcbed from the commend of the Dispatch, European station, on the reporting of nis relief, and ordered to return home and report arrival. Commander F, J. IUggtnson, from special ordl dlnanco doty at Cold Stream, N. J., and ordered to command the Dispatch, European station, per steamer oi m oi January irom rnwaueipiua im minder Charles L. Huntington, from equipment duty at the navy-yard, New York, 1st of Jenuasjt, and placed on waiting order. Lieutenant D. IU Rucklnabam. from ordnance duty at tho navy- yard, Washington, on tho Slit instant, and ordered -r-" -'' ot-t r-T--rr. u. a McCormlck, for special duty under his direction In rnntiortlnn wttlt tha Farla Exnoaltlon. Pav In spector Cupar Scflenck u Inspector of provisions aud clothing st the navy-yard, Mare Island, Cali fornia, Uth of January, and ordered to settle accounts. Financial Kxhlblt or the Week. The Treasury now holds $316,277,550 In United States bonds to securo national bank circu lation, and tia.ttS.OOOto secure public deposits; United Btatos bonds deposited to secure bant cir culation for the week coding Saturday, $802,000 ; amount withdrawn, fH8,ooo national bank circu lation nnUtandln currencv notea. g330.2K3.7tUl Eld notes, f 1,432.13) i Internal revenue receipts, tU 14 1 customs receipt!, 1296,000 68 j rccelpU or national nana notes ior tnawccK cnuiuKoaturuay, ucompsredwith the corresponding week of hut "" 1STT 1834,000 2,283000 149,000 813.UU0 The Sea of Ice National Theatre. The attractions of Christmas week will ho materially Increased by the performance at the National of the famous spectacular play known u "The Sea of ice; or, A Mother's rrayer." wo are assured by the management mat no efforts havo been lacking and no eipctue withheld that would secure the moat acceptable performance, and, consequently, a successful run of this attrac tive play, Fntlrcly new scenery, curious mechan lama and mechanical effect, mvfterloua illusions. novel natural phenomeua, new coatumea and ap pointments, characteristic muslo, (written ex pressly for thli play), thorough preparations, by a most efllcient stage management, from the plans and models employed in the original production at tne lndon theatres, together with an emblem atic tableau of "The Rock of Ares." and amaffnlfl- cent prismatic fountain, win be brought into rcquiaiMon to renaer mis most saiisiactory per formance. Tho cut embraces most of the prominent mem' uenoi mr, roruacoinpauT. Miss Louise Pomcroy, fresh from a brilliant Southern engagement, will mako her re-entrce In the characters of Madame de Latamri and Ogo rita. Tho ever-popular Mrs. Ocrmon, Miss Anna Story, Messrs. Hamilton, Waverly, Donham.Law renoo, Taylor, and other efficient artists will ap pear In appropriate role. Thallan CInb, The first complimentary entortainment of tho seuon by the Thallan Club, to be given st Ford's Opera-Houso on Wednesday evening, prom ises to bo an event of unusual interest. The club la In a very prosperous condition, having largoly locreased its membership over last year, both active and contributing. For the second perform ance uoucicauiio comeay oi "now one uives Illm" hu baen aelcctnd. and will be rlren toward the end of January. Tho comwlT of World and Stage" la to bo played on Wednesday evening. Only members of ho club and their favored friends can ooiain aamusion to uicse enteruuumenu, which are always enjoyable In every sense. A Hard-Monej Slngte-Standard Petition from Chicago. Chicago, Deo. 23. The following petition hog been sla-ned by tho leading merchants, bank era, and business men of this city t "Wo desire to express our sympathy for and agreement with the President of the United States and the Secretary of the Treasury la their Sz2cuu views u recently of the publ 1c service, and said on that there should benoslepbaekward, ( Applause. bach is human nature that. In tha linmioffi nr Ilurlca. UV What ever path great places of state aro to bo reached by public men, that path will bo trod." For thla na tion there ut, however, good fortnno Intbo future. To start with, they have a President wbo never en- tercu on UBTioua pauu auu uwn uut mean tu. fCtvat annlaima 1 'Vl'.t.:; v.iiiL. . u.-.H i m i.v. lmmenso cnthusium, the entire assembly rbtlug im waTiiiK nanuKarcmeii anu cueoring. rSESIDE?fT UAYfiS BTCECIL PreaMnt lfarm mMi "MilPbesidektandGintleuck; I trust yon will Bxcusemeuiaunrretoa ruio tnat i ion g since Adopted u to speaking on occasions like thw. 1 re frain altogether from touchlngupontno Interesting topics which the occulon sugKosta and whtcb your kindness to me now suggests. I beg merely to matte my acknowledgements to you for our great klndnoM, and to say to you that I am In tho fullest and heartleftsvmpathv with what I bellave to be tho beet sentiment of New England men and of i't.0 descendants of New England men. (Applause.) Ana to say inai among wo recouecuons i uave which are moit cherUhixl are thnaa mmtt associ ated with names, lives, and hopes of my New Kng- uim aaauviaien. urrat appiaur. The customary touts were given and responded to. letters were received from Oen. Sherman, Long fc'iow, Whluler, Holmes, and others, and shortly after tho proceedings terminated. AXOT1IEB TAMUAXX SWINDLE. An Absconding Police Commlsslonr, New York, Dec. 23. The vicinity of police headquarters wu startled this evening by the an nouncement that Excise Commissioner Owen Mur phy had absconded with a large amount of excise funds, Mr. Murphy wu treasurer of the Excise Board, and had full control of the finance. Com missioner Murphy wu lut seen on Saturday fore noon. President Morton and Commissioner Pat terson, were looking for him all day to-day, but could discover no traces of him. Murphy hu absconded villi IiiIbmii IYI Min 1 r.il tll IVkf Ilia Innii4ln wu expiamea ty inspector xnorno in tne ronowing manner t Mr. Murphy drew a check for SM.000 and hod it certified at tho German Exchange Hank. lie next want to anomcr oana, wnoee name Inspector Thome did not know, and deposited the check and draw nut tlOOOO. W han tha remain der WU drawn Is not known. Mr. Murphy wu appointed to hla position In the Excise Hoard by Mayor Wtckham, and, with President Morton, farmed a DenatcraUn majority In the board. He 1 rather stoutly built, uudcr medium height, and with hla hair somewhat closely cut Ills face Is smoothly shaven, with the exception of a growth ui iwuru on nia coin, iioapeaaa m quita. jitjr vous manner, and with a strong Celtlo accent. Casnar C. Chllds. chief dark of the Board of Ex else, said to-night that Murphy, utreuurerofthe board, had a right to draw all tho excise money, if he chose, and that he could have drawn f 100.00 or 1150.000 if he had desired. He aald after Saturday forenoon Murobr did not come to the office. There were rumors that he wu afterward seen at hla house, and that ho wu alck, etc.! but tho chief clerk knew noining aoom mam. tuo natural supposition wiin regard to Murphy is that he took pi stage- on some outward bound vessel on Saturday. Mr. Chllds did not know U;C tzisi Z'uW taxen by nurpnr. nreaentttl to Conirrcsa. Wo thereiure iiareuvro- 'tv aia the other two Commtuloners He Is a presented, w uongrcsa. no uereraro uereuyre- nKim,,lftnt m(,mhnr or th rammaur Hall Ouneni Committee EUSSIAX LOUM TO DATK. Ht. rcTKRSBURO, Dec 23. Tli o total Rmv slan loss by the war up to December 20 Is M.4LI men. A CALL FOR TDK TURKISH XCSCRTE. Lowdok, Dec. 23. Rcuter's dispatch from A then announces that M. Cotemoundouros hu submitted bills to the Chamber for nominating officers of the Mobile National Guard and Immediately calling out the reecrro of the-regular army. RUSSIAN MOVEMENT ABOUND FRIXROUM. A Reuter'telegram from Erxcroum reports thai twenty battal'ons of Ruulans have been seen north cut of Lrzeroum. Considerable Ituaalan forces wore also concentrated behind thoDere Rogun. PBIKOE MILAN DEPCWED BY TUS PORTS. CDKKTAKTiNortE.Dec.2S The Porte hu Issued ajproclamatlon deposing Prince Milan ofServla. prrtRMtXATtoH or Tnx porte. Lompon, Dec 21. neuter's Oontantlnople dis patch says It la declared that the Porte b deter mined to carry on tho war to the lut extremity, should the request for mediation fall. Mr. larard. the UrltUh Anibftiiad r, haa not yet received Lord VIUJ D, ,V ,ll I UI (V HVIVI OnKiT DISTBEM PREVAIL" among the poor of Couitanllnople. Tho prices of provisions are rising in consequence of tho deprecl atlou of the currency. Difficulties aro feared if tho price of bread rises higher. A TERRIBLE RXOW-ftTORM. TrDOV. Dec. 24 Tho Trmpa correFpondent at Bucharest telegraph that tho anow-atorm, which commenced on ihelStb.lu Bulgaria and ltoumanla, hubeen unusually serere. It Is feared that bun-. drcibi of TurkUh prisoners and Russian troops caught on the march hate perished, Ofaoonror overwhelmed at Cotroconla, a suburb of BucbareeL forty horses and twenty-nine men were frossn at death. TnC WAR PAntY BTRONOER. The Tinet rorrcapondcnt at Pera telegraphs that the arrival or Suleiman Pasha In Constantinople hu atrongtheued the war party. IIo counsels re sistance a f tmfrance, and the Grand Vlxler supports him. SOPHIA THREATENED, A Dally AVtrt Consuntluoplo dispatch, via Syria, says It is reported that the Ruulans are within six hours' march of Sophia. Tho heights above Kamarllarenowtho only position held by the Turks to defend Sophia. TE ICE COBRERPOXDEXCE. The Timet' correspondent at Vienna fays it Ls repuncu irom rans tnai very acuvo aipiomaua in miuuuiw iiaa urcn pruidll vu iviwrcn i ana inu Loudon with a view of esubUihlngan understand in iron the Kuternnuentlon. and that tho chance of the accomptUhment of this object aro rather far oraoie, Lomdom.Dcc.23. A d I patch to the Standard from ConntAiitlnoplc. via Syria, uys It Is rumorel that on 1 hursdsT the Sultan ordered Kdhem Paaha, lha flrBTii TItp Ia la If j. tfAhi trk nrM iipa miar.d rXtAJtCE, EEPUBLICAN SUCCLM IN THE BECENT JXSO TI0N8. London, Deo. 34. A Farts dispatch U the Tfnwsiays the proceedings In tho Councils Oenceral confirm the belief that the recent eleo tlons turned tho scale In favor of tho Republicans. The Left have the majority in forty-Are Councils, instead of thirty six u formerly. TUE WEST IXMEM. spectfully request our Senators and Repreaenta tlvea in Congress to firmly and earn estly oppose all legislation concerning the national finances and oolnairo not strictly In accord with President Hayoa' meaugo and the re port of Secretary Sherman. believe that the prosperity of tho country and the lnteresti of the people will be best promoted by a stead rut adher ence to the single standard of gold in effecting the exchanges of the nation, and by resumption of specie payments on January 1, 1879". New York Boston Philadelphia... Miscellaneous,, Total.. 1870. , fo74 00O , 1,817000 . 163000 , 900,000 RscelpU Saturday, SWi.000. ..13454,009 14,079,000 xiiK uanaing unu oi naructt at cuiim. ui uoiumuus. are trying w raooTar, ur iuii, iruui iuur VUlllIUUUa, UI MlllH M IWUISfi UI IUII, IIWUI IUUI Ramblers of that city, fos.ooo that the employees of agalimt corners In flour, hogs, or real estate, It Is a former lout by gambling with the Tatter. If igalnit cards, the Arm should recover; but if egauiHi corner in uuur, iiugu, v matter for serious coualderailon. lha loat again Novel Way to Serve a Writ. An Irish gent'eman, wTioee solicitor had vainly endeavored to serve a writ on an ex-M. P for air IrUh borough, hit Upon the following plan i Having sealed a stone bottle with an Imposing crest and marked It "poteen," ho forwarded It by an Intelligent lad of thirteon. who was previously well Inatrutced, u a present from a frftnd In the est Fnd, with Instructions to bedeUvcred to him. self. Ibe halt took. , , "There is a note, I believe, In tho wrapper, air," observed the messenger, "and perhaps it would re- nnlr an miawar." lheex-M.P, undid the newspaper In which the prcnem wu roiaea, ana iooe out an eareiopo. "There a writ In that, sir," cried the youngster) -"you're served I" aud bounded out of sight In an Instant. lbs ei-tf, r, looked m If he vu petrified. Probably most of the tirls have felt so. hut few have been able to describe their emotions u lucidly and graphically u this one: "She frankly declared that the first time his aleere encircled hor waist she Ml like a pavilion built of rainbows, tho wlndow-ellls of which' were composed of ASollan harps." If tho purchasing power of gold has been In creasod by declaring It the unit of value, and that or sliver hu been decreased by Its ceasing to be the unit of value, so that the difference la now wider than formerly, would anybody be the loser In equity by a restoration of the former status of each, u we aro bouj to return to specie standard again? A little rellow live or six years oia, wno had been wearing undershirts much too small for him, wu one day, after having been wuhod. put tuto a garment u much too large u tho other had been too small. Our six year old shrugged his shoulders, shook himself, walked around, and Anally burst out with, "Ma, I do feel awrul lone somelnthls shirt I It wu at a charltv tall : the girl was pretty andeauIiltelyTlresfted. Shosatdl "Now, Mr. rtrm't v.tu nut tnv name lit the caper, nor tell what 1 nau on I utj nuru tuu uivra unm uviuii, It's horribly old. I wu going to havo a French dread from Worth's, bt(t It didn't get hero, so I had to wear thla. Now mind, don t put my name In the paper, out u-you ao.sena mo six, TIr. flottwiMi. an Italian, has mode a caro- ful study of the annual mortality of different armies, wiin mo iuiwi iwum iui, oi, C 4 per cent) England, 1871, 8.4 per cent.; France, 18Tl74,8.7 per cent.; Belgium, 1S70 71, 10 percent; Ruaala, 1871 74, 11.7 per cent; Austria. 1870-78. 15.8 percent; luir, 1H7U 70, it per ''ent. The mor- Ltlltv lu the llrltlfih armv waa lanrelv reduced by the efforts of Lord (Sldriey) Herbert when Secretary 01 war,ro wnom wu auo me soniiary iuiui1 ments In barracks, A French correspondent savs of the Cham nairnA vlntntrai "Tlia (Thamhairna vlntaira la now completed, and the result will neither aidd to our contentment nor our reputation. The unusual tarlattonsof weather, alternately fine and rainy during a great part of the summer, followed by an oatromely cold temperature Immediately preced ing the gathering, prevented tho fruit fron ripen ing eculy, and on the same bunches wore found grapes perfectly rle with others more or less green, while sous were completely rotten. A vint age subject to such ooadltlons oau yield only wines,lf not absolutely bad, at least of wry medio cre quality," Senator Patterson's Condition, Dr. J. O. Stanton, Senator Patterson's phyel slclan, declares that his patient Is steadily improv ing and that there Is a reasonable prospect that the Senator will be sufficiently recovered to be In his seat In tho Senate when Gopgressreconvenea next month, ontnootner nana. memDers or ino Hsnatstr' famtlv aLata that he had another attack yesterday morning, though last night he wu rest ing comparatively cany, niey ua nut Limit it likely, however, that ho will bo able to leave the house for some weeks to rome. The Department During the Holidays, It Is not likely that anything beyond the merest of routine business will be accomplished In the different Departments to-day, in fact for two or three days a sort of midsummer stagnation hu been the general condition of affairs In the execu tlrsnfflpM. Two or three hours will be all that will bo devoted to work. The Intention Is to make everybody happy during the Christmas-tide. Those who cannot bo nappy are expected to be 04 happy as mey can. Official Changes Not Trobablo. There Is some talk In the public Depart ments aud elsewhere of various changes to be made after the first of the year, but careful Inquiry docs not seem to produce any Information that would Indicate any important changes or even that any transfers or removals have been deter mined upon by thoso In authority. It will not bo surprising If Ki-Oov. McCook, of Colorado, shall bo nomluated by the President u Consul General to Paris. Dangerous Counterfeits. The Comptroller of the Currency will Issue no more notes of the denomination of 15 to tho Pint National Dank of Hanover, Pa., nor to the First National Bank at Tamaqua, Pa., dangerous counterfeits of uld notes having recently been pnt tn clrcula tlon. All persons should refuse tho $ of these bank,ana uionoiaers snouia lorwsra aucn notes to the red eruption agency at the Treuury Department, A Gale In the Gulf. New Orleans, Deo, 23. Tho ship War Spirit, from Greenock, reports having on the 19th encountered a gale. On the 31st, when about one hundred miles from tho Puses, she had her bul w trta Ktnva Iri and loat two boats and her fore and mam mute Poll in with ship Oliver S. Southard, which towed the War Spirit to the Passes. She Is now being towed to tho city, Tennessee's State Debt. Naihtillx, Tenn., Deo. 22. The Senate to day pused the bill compromising the State debt at nny cent on tuo dollar, ana graaea me interest at four, fire, and six per Mat, by a vote of UtolS, and ordered its transmission to the Uow Italdore Snmiuarllj Punished., San Francisco, Doc 22. A few days ago the town of Caluste, In the southern portion of this State, wu raided by a party of Mexicans and native Callforntans. A number of horses and a lot of provisions and dry goods and some money were taken J they also stole a number or norsea rrom trie tsiwit nf TUVartfleld- Yaatardav five of them ware captured In the Tenjon Mountains and taken to iseneriueia. ust nignt a couy m men. emoracing a number of the boat cltlsens of Bakersfleld, forced their way into tho Jail, took the prisoners Into the District Court room, empaneled a Jury, tried, and nnlrt1- and hnntr them In the (all vard. The coroner's Jury this morning found a verdict of If, tnv h nitla iinlrtiftwn'' itEconn ot' chime The San Domingo Revolution Fire la ITaytl Minister Harnett Coming Home. II A VAN A, Dec. 23. The English mail steamer hu arrived hore from St. Thomu with ad vices to the 17th Instant. The Floating Dock Com panypfSt.ThomMhu decided to go Into liquids Uon, the income nit being aufflolent tu pay ex penses, owing to lack of business. Reports from San Domingo to the 9th Instant show that the revolution had not been suppressed, and that murders and other outrages were still being committed. About 100 political prisoners hod been banished without previous warning. One schooner carried nfty of thorn to Rio ltacha.New Uranada. Letters from Hay tt to tho 11th state that on De cember 8 a fire in Purt-au Prince destroyed fttuoo worm 01 propeny. uwing 10 mo low price 01 cor foe, vfx. U per quintal tranirctlons with Europe were limited. The Spanish war steamer Sanchez Ttarcats-Tegul irrl.'l mX PorUs-Trinee on the 34 from Cuba with the object of affording protection to one SautUol, a Cuban who had been condemned to death by the Martian covernment on charges of Incendiarism. The United States consul general, Uoawtt, left De cember 'i fbr New York. Fnrsult of Italdors luto Mexico. New York. Deo. 23.- A special from San Antonio, Texu, says; "On Thursday lut Lieut, Ward. In command of a detachment or united States cavalry, followed tho trail of a party of In dians going out or Texu witnatoirn swcewuio Rto Grande. Lieut. Ward notified the nearest Mexican officer, who appeared with a detachment of troops, and the two commanders Joined In fol lowing tho trail In Mexico. As heavy ralni fell, the thejoiot scout wu fruitless, but tho Mexican ofll cers expressed a willingness to co-operate in pur suing raiders when they cross over Into Mexico." Tho Metropolitan Sunday-Sohool Tsmper ante Movement. Thp organization of the Metropolitan Church Sunday-School Temperance Society wu not fully effected yesterday morning, u was expected. It wu postponed until the arrival, on the 20th of January, of Francis Murphy, tho great temperance lcrturpr. whan a aeneral movement throughout tho city will bo proclaimed. 7 he decision met w Lin very great opposition irom me acnoian, uui was nnaiiy orrangou aauaiKKiory vi ui. Injured by Uelne Thrown from a Boggy. About four o'clock yesterday afternoon a horse attach1 cd to a buggy, driven by a, young man named Schofleld and another, whose name li not known, ran away near the corner of Twenty fourth and I streets northwest, throwing both of Ihcm out. Schofleld was badh cut about tho head and the other slightly bruised. Sihofield wu taken tothehuiiseofa Mr. Graham. near by, where he was attended by Dr. R, J. Murphy, who pro nounced his Injuries not dangtrous. The Cost of the Pittsburg Illots. Philadelphia, Doc. 22. A special dispatch from Pittsburg says the Court of Common Pleu to day granted the petition for a change of venue lit the suits brought against the county for damages for property destroyed during the riots of July lut The cues are to be transferred to Beaver County for trial. The petition sets forth that local preju dice against the plaintiffs' right to recoves exists In the county of Allegheny to such an extent that a fair trial cannot bo held In said couuty, The Kugllsh Mlsalon. London, Deo. 24. Mr, IMerrepont presented his let ters of recall to tho Queen at Imlsor Cutis on Saturday, and Mr, Welsh presented bis creden tials u Minister or tho United States. Tbsy were both Introduced by tho ICarl of Derby, 1 1 Arms for tho Turks, New Haven, Conn , Deo. 23. The steamer John Brauholl. with a valuable load of munitions , ff war for the Turks, hu sailed for Coushuulaonle. Conviction of Murderers. Watebtoyn. N. Y.. Deo. 22. At Malone this morning the Jury In the Woods murder case returned a verdict of' Guilty of murder In the first degree." The prisoner then made a long spoccb, claiming that be wu condemned before trial ; that the trial wu a farce, and said that be had always thuuaht that ho would end his days in an Ameri can prison. The Judge then sentenced him to bo banged on tho 1st of February next. When the Judge 'pronounced the words. "tlzr Ood have mercy npou your soul Woods replied, "1 hope bo may," The crowd In the court room this morning wu so large that the building came near falling. A large quantity of pluter fell. and the building settled nearly six incnes at one enu. VirE-MUEDEtt TVUILE INTOXICATED. Philadelphia, Dee. 22. The trial of John Maid en, for the murder of hla wife Ellen, wu concluded to-day, tho Jury returning a verdict of murder In the second degree Maiden and hi wife had been drinking 011 the day of the murdir, and at the time of the perpetration if tho deed Maiden wu lory nuca uiuiaiceieu. WALL STREET MYSTERIES. Three Brokers Detected Negotiating Coun terfeit Doudf. New York. Dec 23. For six months put 'fetectlv Behave been Investigating a mysterious issue of counterfeit bonds of qulncy, in., and St. Louis, Mo. Those efforts culminated lutnlchtln the arrest of three promluent Wall street men, charged with being the negotiators of counterfeit boudstoa largo extent, estimated at more than 1310,000. Their names were Ferdinand Kartog, William Mulr. and. Joel M. Kaes. It Is alleged iut the three brokers arrested are members of the largest, most powerful, and bobt organised gang of bond counterfeiters ever nnearthed In this country, and that their operations have extended through out all the principal cities of the Union. Who the actual manufacturers of tho bonds are it is be Hoed Is veil known, and their arrest Isonlya question of lime. TUE CANDY l'ACRY EXPLOSION. Remains of the Engineer Discovered. New Yobk. Deo. 23. The work of remov ing the dchrla of the Barclay street fire wu con tinued all day, and tn tho afternoon the body of Philip iterzocrger, engineer, or ureentieia A Co.', wu found, but ao charred and blackened u to be almost herond rrmmiltion Hla arms aa far u hLi elbows were entirely burned off. and his legs were aouDieo up. aim ineuioininK waa lorn iroin nut uuuf. niut waa tuiiiinucu uuhuk me menu vut upiomiaoigDtno otner noaioswere rouua. Movements of the President Yesterday, New York, Deo. 23. President Hayes and Mrs. Usyes this morning attended divine service at SU Paul's Methodist Kpboopal Church, on Twcnty-i econd street, and his sons wenf to Trinity Church, lu company with, uen. fix. me rrrs dent and party remained in the Fifth Avenui Hotel most of the afternoon, and In tho evening at tended prayers at Itov, Dr John Hall's Presbyterian i iiurrii, r mil avcituu aim -mj tuunu min. tuw President and party will start for W uhlngton to morrow morning on ihe 9 W) limited express train from Jersey City. A l'opular Railroad Officer. Baltimore, Md., Dec. 33. Nathan, dull ford, general freight agent of the Baltimore aud Ohio Itatlroad, hu resigned, to accept tho position of ooromlshloncr of Western railroads, to which be wu appointed by the unanimous vote of forty-eight roadr His office will be at Chicago. Mr. Guilford has been for the put five years in the service of the Baltimore sud Ohio, aud la regarded u bigb au thority on freight opohum Seml-Centennial Pastoral Celebration Boston, Dec. 23. At the Church of the Most rioly Redeemer, East Boston, a celebration was had this afternoon, the occasion belnc the completion of fifty years' ministry of Rer. Father James Fltton, wbo wu born, educated, and entered the ministry In Boston, having been ordained by the first Catholic bishop lu America. Ills territory at that time extended over the whole of New Eng land. Solemn mass wu sold by Bishop llealey, of Portland, this afternoon. Alargecongrogatlonwere tn attendance. Among the gifts presented father Fltton to-day were a actor vestments valued at 600, service of gold, and 12,000 tn money. tiro In Toledo. Toledo, O.Deo. 23. A fire occurred last night at 200 Summit street, owned by W, F. Walker and occupied by Buchman A Mallet, carpet-dealer. Loat on building, 115,000, covered by insur ance. The sak, valued at tttooo,ls a total lose Insured for tlft,000. Adjoining buildings occupied by B. Melllnk St Co. and J. P. Southard at Bog, wnoiesaieanu rewu mrniiure ucaiera, were dam aged by water about 13,000, OorerM by Insurance. AUrute.1 Murder Boston, Dec. 23. Cornelius Tohln, residing In a tenement house st Ut B street, South Boston, while Intoxicated, threw a Wanted kerosene lamp. this evening, at Mary L. Megbau, who wu standing in tuo uooroi uer room, ine lamp airucauio bannisters, exploded, aud set Ore to her clothing. She wu shockingly burned aud died shortly after. Tobln wu arrested. Diploiuatlo Negotiations. Roue, Dec 2. Negotiations have com menced between Italy aud the United Statea, with the view of modifying tho treaty of lWfl, relatlre to tho rlfrhts and privileges of the consuls of the two countries. Stanley, (he Explorer. London, Deo. 21. Mr. Stanley, the Africa explorer, telegraphs that he arrived stAdenoa Sunday. Ills followers were paid off and dis charged at Zamlbar. rrealdent Oraut at Palermo, Palebmo, Sicily, Doc, 23. Ex-President Grant hu errlt ed hero on the Uulted Stales steamer Yandalla. ItltlEr TELEQRAMS. Kkw York Dec. 22. Nell Muller.a laborer em ployed on tho Brooklyn bridge.wu Instantly killed this afternoon, by the falling of the second floor of one of the arches, which are being built under the road ay, aud which aro to be lot out u store houses. PORTLAvn, Mb., Dec 23, A bull, while being put on the EnglUh steamer yesterday, broke looe, and nulling through the streets, knocked down several persons, among them quaru.Tmav.er of the steam, ship, Thomu, who Is fatajly injured. BoarOK, Deo. 22. Tho operatives In the shoe shop of John Shaw, Hecond and Brother streets, Lynn, Mui . numborlnar over a hundrod. struck tenia r. As dUaatla fact Ion exists In other shopman ex ten slvo strike is apprehouded. PniLAhsxriiiA, Doc. 22 Judge Thayer todsy ordered that the writ of cue warrahJu against the cement union 'jeiegrapiw company snouia am luiicd as suggested by the Attorney Central, re turnable the lint Monday tn January. Savannah, Deo. 23 Tho shin bl Cloud, from Llretpool.wentuhore Friday afternoon on (tesv bawa bar. She la now atlo&t, but considerably damaged. Abu I. tan ce went to her thla afttrnoon, PoTWTOwN,PA..Doc.n-JamesFlNnnery.aclerk In the employ of the PuiUtown Iron Company, hu disappeared with Mtof the company's funda. Paris. Dec. 23 -The eppolntmentof Marqule de Saint YaUier to be aabasitdor at Berlin is guttled. "?.