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VOTj. XIX NO. 282.
WASHINGTON, D. C, JTEIDAY MOHNING, OCTOJ3E11 17, 1879. PIETY CENTS PEE MONTH. w OUR INDIAN TROUBLES. Affairs In Now Moxico and Texas Gottlng Serious. Tho Apache on llio Wiir-rath nml Moving for Texas I-arco Number of Murders oml Depredations A light tilth J.ocul Volunteers The 01 1- xons Driven Hack den. Morrow In l'liisult. Serious Imllnn Troubles In New Mexico. Gonoral Bliorlilan has forwarded In General Shorman a tolograui from General Pope, In closing ono from a cotinolttca or citizens of Santo Fc, elating that murdering of Bottlers by Indians still continue In tlio southern part of Now Moxico. Niuetoeii men aro said to 1iavo been killed during tlio past twelve hours. Tlio pcoplo of Snnto Fo havo appointed roni rulttoo of safety for tlio wholo Tcirltory, and havo mudo a request for rations for 500 mon, Who will bo placed In tlio field forthwith with out any charge to tlio Govornmont axeopt for rations. General Sherman has declined to authorize- tlio Issuo of tlio rations rcqurstod. General Morrow la In pursuit oftheso Indians with about 500 men. under his command, li eluding 100 Indian Bcouto, which force is con sidered sulUcieut. A lator dispatch transmitted to Gcnoral Bhorinau reports that tlio Indians aro com mitting depredations twenty-live miles from Jlisllla, and have killed soveral men. Also, that McKvcu's ranch was attacked, tlio house burned mid hoisca killed, and that a company of citizens from Mcslll.i, who were in pursuit of these Indians, overlook and engaged them, with u loss of flvo of tlio citizens killed. It is rumortd that General Morrow had a Unlit with Victoria near Colorado on Saturday and Buuday. Tlio Indians referred to aro In no way connected with tlio Ulcs, but mo Apaches fleeing south toward Mexico. Tlio locality of tucso disturbances Is described us being about thlrty.fivo tulles southeast of Foil Bayaid, lu tlio southorn part of New Mexico. Tlio IJIntiiliH Wiint tu be Counted Out, Tlio Commissioner of Indian Affairs yester day received the following interesting totter from tlio agent of tlio Uintah Utes written at the Uinlah Valley agency on tlio 4th Instant : Yesterday terrible reports of an outbreak at W'lilto Hirer agency readied us ami created great excite ment among my Indians. At 10 o'clock Tubby and Uie principal men cania up to tlio agency, and a more excited and worra scared set of men I never taw. Thoy expressed Hie greatest concern for tho safety of myself mid iainlly and all tlio wldto rcr eons on the agency, ami urged us to leavo imme diately, stating at tho sumo time that the Indians were going to leave and go Into the mountains to keep out of trouble. Alter the report which had reached us a short tliiioagn, ono uf our lndlainwlio bad a brother at White Itlvcr went over to bring him awny. lie was absent five day. Ho arrived night boforo last and made his report to the effect that llio agent and llvo men had been killed, audlhat a fight had occurred between the Indians and the soldiers. I have no doubt tho main facts aro as ho stated thein, but -without doubt there Is much exaggeration, as the Indian admits that he was "heap scared," and certainly bis InoliH dtd not ladle Ids wnrtls. After I got all tho fact 1 could, 1 hud a lung talk about tho matter, and expressed my determination tu remain until I could hear mote, and I assured llio Indians that there was no danger here, lhat no soldiers would como here, nor did I bellevo tho White Itlvcr Indians would come, and that tlio safot and best placo for tho Indians u os to sit down at Uintah and lako earo of their nroncitv. Tliu next day they ciunv buck, and a greater chango In the countenances or these Indians I never saw. Tubby, tlio nominal chief, enmo to mo and asked If I was going to lake my wire and fam ily out. I told him ho; my rquawniid.p'upooses would tit down here "All right," he said, "In dians sit dow u : no go away." I think t hut's good; no danger at Uintah. They repeated their assur ances of good will to "Washington." No ono could doubt the sincerity of their professions. 1 suggested that I would like to havo them send two Indians toWlillu Itlvcr to tec and learn all they could and report. Tlicro was considerable dllllculty In finding anyono willing to go. Finally three ot them agreed, and I gavo them a letter to tho commander or anyone it ho might be In charge. My Indians seem truly afraid of soldiers, and do tire mo to bay that they did not want them to como here. I assured them that I did not want them, und that I r they remained here nono of them would come. Ibis Is written at their earnest request, that 1 h uld tell "Washington" howlioy fuel and rvhat they say, J.J. cio.iciij.ow, Indian Agent. Itcn'gndo Apaches In Tolas. Sax Antonio, Tux., Oct. 10. Qcnoral Ord, commanding this department, received tho following dispatch to-day : Fort Concho, October 15. Colonel Hatch, comuan ling tbu district of New Mexico, Informs me that lingo bodies of well armed Apaches aro going toulh low aid Texas. They aro probably renegades from the Indian territory and Mexico. 1 havo arranged to Intercept them and to rc-enforco and concentrate forces when neces sary. Ol!NKltAL(iUlERSO.V. Severe fighting at Colorado City, San Fhancibco, Oct. 16. A dispatch from Tucson, At lz., says a special dispatch to tho Daily Star fioru Sllvor City contains tho fol lowing : "Tho Indians havo boon committing toirlblo depredations in tho Itio Grando valley and southwest of Fort Cuuimlnga for soveral days past, Tlio pcoplo of Colorado City havo been besieged and fighting since Saturday, and appeal for aid. On Sunday a volunteer com pany of thirty men under Captain 0. Crouch wont from MesslUa and Cruccs to their aid, They met 100 Indiana near Colorado City, eighteen milts from Slocnm'a rancho, on tho tide of the road. After n sovcro tight tho vol untoors wero compelled to fall hack. They had n running fight Into Slocttm's raucho. Tho killed in this light wero : W. T. Jones, county clerk of Douohuo County, and four Mexicans. On receipt of tho news nt Mej llllu two companies of eighty mon were raised, commanded by Colonel Bynorsou, and woro composed of tho tho lest men in tho Mcssllla Valley. Tho com panies wero to join Crouch's command to-day at Slocutu'a and go to Colorado City. Two trains wero captured yosteiday on tho west tldo of Slocutn's. In one of them cloven men, duo woman and a child wero killed, hut lu tho other all hands escaped. Doth trains woro scattered, and soma of tho oxou woro killed and others loft standing lu their yokes. Tho itago fiom tho East arrived tills morning two hours Into. Tho number of peoplo known to have been killed within tho past four or flvo Says reaches an aggregate of about flfty. Tho Indian trail leaving the stngo road yosterday leads toward the Black ruugo and tho vicinity of tho Illllsboio mining camp, Major Mor row, of tho Ninth cavalry, with a strong scout lug party, is thought to bo in tho viclulty of Colorado City, Tills Is tho most persistent lighting thy Indians havo been known to do in this section. Tho Indians aro in largo hands slid seem determined to stay lu tho country md fight and make n goucral warfare. Toxns Voluntoors In Pursuit. Galveston, Texas, Oct. 10. A Jvctri spe clnl from Ki l'aso, Texas, says : On tlio lltli a fight took placo near Mason's much, about fifty miles iiotthwest of here, between thirty citizens from Mcssllla and Los Cm cos, md a baud of Apaches from tho Mes Micro and Warm Spiing9 reservations. Blx citizens wero killed. To-day eighty voluntcots went ou tho trail of tho Indians, A light is expected to-morrow, Indians at tacked a traiu eight miles west of Mason's last night; killed thlrtcou men aud one woman. Tho bodies wore fouud und burled to-day. United States troops, under Ma or Moriow. nro now actively engaged with the Iudlaus, but nothing dofiiilto Is known. No Indians sVlthlnl'irty Mile, onviiltoltlvor, ItAWLINB, Oct, 10. A couiler put In from General Merrill's command roports that tho tioops aro at thoWhllo Klvor agency, and that they havobeou scouting through tho country for fifty tulles a round without finding a slnglo Indian. It seems evident that tho Iudlaus havo gouo south und split Into small bands, going Into tho various agcuces. It looks as though tho troops may havo nn itll-wlutor campaign to feuetout tho savage tribe who brought ou tho trouble, THIS nvavLT ix OHIO. Additional ltotiirus Confirm tlio Triumph. Clkveland, Ohio, Oct. 10. Corroct returns from Cuyahoga County glvesFostor (Hop.) 5,553 over Kwlng (I)cin.). Turney (Hep.), for Stato Treasurer, has II, 1'J I majority. cor.Usinus, omo, Oct. 1011:25 p. m. low nddltional flguies havo boat received to-day by clllior of tho comtnltttes, but tho KepuMlcau committee, nftcr gathering return? from vari ous sources, report to-night that, according to their figures, Fcwlor's majority will bosomo whero near 17,000. It will tako full olllclftl figures which cannot bo obtained for sonio days to decido definitely what tho exact ma jority will bo. It was reported this morning that Mounts, Kupubllcan candidate rursonaior in tho llutlor-Warreii district, had hcou de feated by ono voto, but this afternoon tho He publican commlttoo wero notified that ho has been cloctcd by twclvo majority. This gives the ltopublicatis twenty-two Senators and tho DemociatB Jlftocu. Accordiug to tho best fig ures obtained, boKcptlbllcans havo elected sovcuty mciuborsof tho lower Iiouso. i.-ati-st itBTur.Ns. CoLUMltus.'Oiiio. Oct. 10. lie turns from 81 of tlio 8a counties glvo Foster (Hep.) for Gov ernor lil.tt-V iniijorily. Tho other counties will make It 20,000. Tlio llmiiKir Slnto. Des Moinks. Iowa. Oct. 10. Flection re turns received iicro to-day do not chango tho totals from tlio figures and estimates of tho Republican Stato Central Committee as scut last night. Governor (Jour's majority over nil his compelltois will bo 2,",000. Ills plurality ovur Trimble, Doinocriit, will bo about BO.OOO, and over Campbell, Grcoubacker, about 105, 000. In tho Legislature 2(1 of 2!) Seuatora olected this year aro Republican, and 63 of 100 members uf tho Hcusp. 1CXIQ1ITH Of nr. JOIIX. A Nlltlonal Union of tlio Order rornicd. Ualtimorr, Oct. 1(1. In llio National con vention of Catholic Knighthoods to-day tho committee atmoiutcd yesterday to draft a con stitution for a National Union of Catholic Knighthoods of tho United States submitted their report, which was considered during tho ontiro day's session, discussed and adopted. It nruvldes that the name of tho order shall bo the "National Itoiimu Cathollo Union of Knights uf St. John," and Its annual meeting shall, bo held ou St. John's day, tho 21th of Juno. Tho oldeels of tho order aro boucficlal, aud nono uro to bo admitted who are not practical members of tho ltoinan Catholic Church. Tho olllccrs aro. a piesideut, two vlco presidents, recording and corresponding secre taries, chaplain, trea.su rcrund sorgenut-at-arms and their duties aro prescribed. Suboidlnoto associations may issuo traveling cat ds to their members. Tho members of so cieties suboidinato to tho National Union shall not alllllato with any other socclcty not strictly Koman Catholic, nor with auy secret or sworn association. Tho badge ot tho ra I onal Union shall bo a silver Latin cross. 'Iho constitution also provides for tho relief of sick members and tho burial ol tho uoau. Kich subordinate association is cntitlod to one dclcgatu In tho National Union. The fol lowing officers woro thcu,olcctcd: President, J. 15. McCorniack. Clncluiiatl: vice-presidents. Lewis 11. Lanmaii, Wiishihgtdn, and Augustus llergomclcr, Baltimore; recording secretary, M. J. Dultln, IUItlmoriJ;. correspond! ug secre tary, J. F. Karch, Baltlmoro ; chaplain, Most Itov. Archbishop Gibbons; .treasurer, Jehu Clukc. Baltimore Tho con volition then nd- joumod to meet -In Clnclnuatl on tho Slth of juno.lcdu. tj7.ti.yo to ujtx.iatBxr. Tlio Ynrktonn ColobruUuii at I'hlludldiia, l'lilhAUEUMHA, Oct. 10. Tho tilting tour nament which bi'g.in at tho Permanent Exhi bition to-day, in honor of tho surrender ot Cornwall! at Yorktowu ono bundled years ago, was attended by sovcial thousand people, who evinced cousidciablo Interest lu tho ox oiclsis participated In by tho forty knights representing Pennsylvania, Maryland and Vir ginia. Tho charge to tho knights was deliv ered by Mr. George E. Nelson, n member of Iho Maryland bar and a graduate of the Pennsyl vania University. Tho track was level, but not haul enough for fast riding. Thcro woro threo arches erected midway upon it at In tervals of tweuty-fivo yards. Colonel Uurry Gilmoro, of Maryland, uctod as chief marshal of tho contestants, Each knight wns to havo bcon glvon threo charges through tho arches, making It possible for hlm-to tako altogether uino rings, but as there had bcon considerable delay, only oiio-third of tho cxerclsos had been conflicted when it commenced to grow dark, and tho remainder wero postponed until to morrow. Those who took threo lings nro an follows: Fittiik Marker, of tho Peuusylva- ulaus; Sidney 0. llclskoll, Berry Ilobhs aud William Colo. of the Virginians. and Charles Storrett Gr.uou, Charles Pearce, Albert Uurke, C. L. Wright and u. . Ularlco, or tho ilary lauders, John Kolly Again Nominated. New Yontc, Oct. 10. Tho Worklngmon's Central Union to-night nominated n State and county ticket, with John Kelly for Gov- e i nor. Commissioner of l'ntnuU' Itoport. A statomont of tho operations of tho Patent OIUco during tho lost fiscal yoar has bocn pro parol fur tho forthcoming annual roport of tlio Secretary of the Interior, and transmitted to him, accompanied with sundryjntorcstlng ro commondatlons of Commissioner Talno aud Assistant-Commissioner Doollttlc. It shows that during tho twolvo mouths ended Juno 30th last, 10,300 applications for patents wore received and 3,(174 caveats filed ; 12,-171 patents wero Issued; 1,517 trado-marks and labels registered, aud bU3 patents granted but withheld for payment of dual foes. Tho total receipts cf tho office were $703,1 10; belug $131, 193 In excess of its total expendi tures, The Acting Commissioner Informs Sccrotary Schurz that tho recent reductions In tho amount of tho appropriations made by Con gress " not only crippled tho olBcu seriously, but have begun to dry up tho sources of reve nue." Ho continues : In order to examine applications for patonts promptly and with tho thoroughness which the law contemplates to till orders for copies, to prepare abstracts of title, and tu do tho vurlous other work of tho cilice, for which fees are exacted and willingly paid tho oxaraliilng, clerical and labor ing force of tlio olllcu must be materially increased and inoro room and better facilities tor the conduct of the v. ork must be provided. For this purpoio increased appropriations aro ncccstary. Many of the rooms aro notoriously milii -Mthv. and only tit for store-rooms. Sleknesa and consequent Iom of time are bo common among tlio ClCriri cuipiuycij in sucn luuuiaumuiuiuuai con stitute the rule rather than tlio exception. Moro ronm.with better arrangements for Unlit and venti lation, aro among the most urgent requirement! of tuo otnee. A further appropriation to comploto tho ro piodtiction of photo-lithographic copies of tho drawings destroyed by thofiroof 1B77 is asked, aud If mado Immediately available, it is prom Iced that tho wotk will be pushed to comple tion during tho present your. Commissioner Paine Indorses tho foregoing and adds tho following recommendations! 'rh, i fimetnient of u law authorizing tbu nvwn. Hon by United States omcersorcoininlbsions Issued ny lorcigu K'm;uunvuH tu wag tvswiuuuy in wiu United States, to bo tused before foreign, patent olllccs: such law to be operative only us tu such governments at shall make like provision for tak ing testimony to bo umhI bcloro tho Patent atlice of the United States; tho enactment of a statutory provision permitting patonts to bo dated not more than three weeks after tho payinout of tho final tee, It being Imiioj slblo literally to oxeculo the existing law Incases In which tho final feo Is paid near thoexphatlon of the period of six months therein limited fur tho payment of tho fee aud tho dato of tho patent, and the establishment of a photo-lllhonranhlo di vision In one of tlio Kxccutlve departments of Ytasuiugioii, lor wu pcriormauce or uie work re iulrgd by thee y vera! burv.U4 of tho Uoverumvut. ESTIMATES AND REPORTS. Requirements for tlio Postal Sor vico Noxt Yoar. Items of 1-xpotidlliiro Submitted to tlio Tronsury Department Annual ltoport or llio Commissary (loncrnl ltohli- bursonient for Indian Hup- piles Duo Former Hug- gestlons Itcneived, I'stlmntos l'rcparcd for tlio Next Fiscal Year. Tho estimates of tho amounts that will bo required for all tho branches of tho postal scr vlco during tho noxt fiscal yoar havo been completed by tho various assistants of tho Postmaster-General, and woro to-day collected by Third Assistant l'ostiniistor-Goneral Hnzcii for transmission to tho Secretary of tho Treasury for Incorporation lu tho annual bonk of esti mates. They aggrogato 1311,1)20,000; against It is estimated tint tho postal revenue will amount to $32,210,000, leaving n deficit or $7,710,000 to be met by Congressional appro priations. Tho appropriations for tho current tl'cal year aggregated $5,457,37(1. TlfoTrln- cipal Items of cstlmatod ncods aro oa follow: tor compensation ol postmaslcrs, 7,5.)0,000; elorlis in oiuei-, 11,030,000; letter-carriers, ti'.GOO.OOO; rent, fuol aud light, $450,000. In land mall transportation !!allrn.id l otitis, $10,000,000; steamboat routes, $000,000; star service, S7.375.000; railway postal car service, $1,350,000; additional facilities ou trunk lines (last mall sorvlco), S-liW.WX): railway postal clorks, $1,159,000; route agents nud mall routu messuugeis, l,Mo,(XKi; transportation ot lor cigu mails, $225,000; manufacture of postaga stunps, .U7,00); mnnufactutu of postal cards, 1-211,000; manufacture of stamped envelopes and newspaper wrappers, $137,000. llopni't of CoiniiilBsiii-y (loneml illnefeoly. Commissary General Macfcely hns completed his annual icport to the Secretary of War. It shows that the total amount disbursed for stibsiBtauco stores during the fiscal year ended Juno 30 last was $.'1,003. 175 ; of which $701,011 was .reimbursed hy sales of stores to olllccrs and enlisted mon ; $122,033 was collected for tobacco sold to enlisted 'men, 'and tho balance (except a few Inconsldeiablo amounts from miscellaneous sources) was furnished to tho Department by Congressional appropriations. Fiom tables accompanying tho lepoit It ap pears that tho cost to the Department of all subsistence supplies has bt-ou constantly di minishing sluco 1S77, uotably lu tho moat and flour components of tho rations'. Tho con struction of railroads, tho settlement lu the vicinity of posts, tho cultivation of lauds ad jacent thereto and thoir utilization lu feediug stock havo greatly rcdticod tho coat of feeding tho army, not only by reducing tho original cost of tiio stores and of transportation, hut also by avoiding tho wastage and loss which formeily resulted from .procuring storos from rcmoto points, transporting them long dis tances und keening them on baud In largo quantities for long periods. In this connection General Macfcely earn estly rccommonds that tho appropriations hy Congress bo mado availablo from tlio pavngo ot tlio act, tor tbo reason that stores for ro- mote posts can ho moro economically shippod In tho spring, and then incnr less risk of loss or deterioration than In tho hot months of Mimnier. IIo reports that tho rulo of tho do pailluout has bcon tu purchaso supplies from producers and manufacturers or Importers nearest tbo points of consumption when con sistent with a duo regard for economy, and the procurement of stores of a propor quality, and quotes reports of subordinate olllccrs, showing that tho pursuance of this policy lias led to an Increase during the past year in tho amount and au Improvement in tho quality of thu Hour produced near posts lu Texas, Mis souri, Nebraska, New Moxico, Colorado and Wyoming, lie submits and recommends for publication, as part of his own report, an elab orate report prepared hy Captain Nash, com missary of subsistence, ou tho cattle and sheep lnteinst-s of Wyoming und Colo rado. Attoiitinn Is Invited to the fact that tho subsistence department has not been reimbursed for tho v.Muoof a largo quantity of supplies Issued to Indians und transferred to Indian agents, the Intel lor De partment claiming that they should be charge able to tho Congressional appropriation for "Indian prlsonors," and stating that It lias no funds availablo for that purpose. General Macfcely In reply shows that more than nuu third of the Issues lu question woro made to Iudlaus not prisoners, and In regard to tho remainder ho argues that "tho cost of subsist ing Indians for whom appropriations have been made is not legally truuslcrreu Horn tho Interior to the War Department simply hy tho Indians becoming prisoners of war, ami that tho Iudlaus Olllcu cannot legally expend tho money appropriated for tho subsistence of such ladlans in subsisting other Indians as uppuars to have bcon tho caso If it has now no funds to pay for tho subilstcnca of prlsoucrs taken from tribes for whoso subsistence It had an ap propriation." In making his estimates for ap propriations for the noxt fiscal year, tho Com-mlsary-Geiicrul has therefore Included lu his estlinato fur "prlsouors of war," only Indians for tho subsistence of whom no other appropri ation is made, being ol tho opinion, as stated by him, that "it was not Intomlt.d that double appioprlatious should bo mudo for tlio same persons." The Commlssary-Gouoral recommends that sales to company mosses bo oxempted fiom tlio proviso of tho last army appropriation act reqitlilug ten peiceutum to ho Hilded to all stores aud other aitlclos sold to olllccrs and enlisted men. lie says "such stores are, as a rule, purchased from funds received hy the companies from tho sales to tho subsistence departmout of savings of their rations, and as the department pays the companies only the cost of tho stores It purchases from thorn, it Is thought that it Is hardly Just to charge for supplies sold In lieu of tho savings purchased ton percentttm in addition to thoir cost." Ho renews tho request of his previous an nual repoit that tho existing law ho so amended us to Increase the amount of tobacco aulhurizcd to ho sold to enlisted mon each mouth to twenty-four otiuoos, luitoad ol six teen, as Information received Induces tho be lief that sixteen ounces per mouth Is not as much as a majority of the oullsted men de sire to puicliase. IIo also louows bis previous recommendation that cooks aud hakois should bo specially enlisted, extra pay given them, and schools established for their Instruction, At tention Is luvltod to that portlou of the report of tho board of olllccrs ou army cooking which i elates to this subject, General Mucfeely ro ports that the board, convened upon his recom mendation for tlio purpose of fully examining Into aud reporting upon tlio subject of light ing company quarters with oil (instead of candles), is maklugauoxbaustlve Investigation of the uubjoct, und lie hopes that tho desired result will ho tcachod at an early day. Tho Dory Navigutors, Ilosrosf, Oct. 10. The colebratod Androws brothois, who, it will ho remembered, croesod the Atlantic In u dory last year, arrived homo this week, Walter is lu good iio.ilth, but Al bert Is suffering from houiurrhagu to such au extent that ho wus taken to tho hospital, I'uncial of rioronio McDonald. Cincinnati, Oct. 10. Floreuco McDonald, tho Uuriiet llouso suicide, was bulled to-duy from Hohlg's undertaking establishment. Tho collln was covered two feet deep with Uoral olfeiiiigs, coutrluutcd oh lolly by women of tho town, l'urest Fires. New Youk, Ool. 10, Damaging forest flros are lonoilod from various parts of Vermont aud Now Hampshire, The thcrniomotcr to day ranged fiom 00 to 03 at llauovor and Lebanon, N. II., und Port Jurvis, N, Y, AT Till: OANCAJWS. A Truly American Spoceli by General Grant. PoitTLAND, OiiKaotf, Oct. 10. Tlio public reception tendered to General Grant at Cis cado last evening was a fitting trlhuto to tho worthy, distinguished visitor. Tho reception was held at Mechanics' pavilion, and thu struc ture was jammed. At 8:30 o'clock General and Mrs. Grant onturod tho psvlllou, followed by nil tho members of their party. , Gcnoral Grunt was mot hy ox-Sonator Corbott, who said: "General Grant, I have tho pleasure of In troducing to you Judge Strong, who will do llvor an address of welcome." Tho Gonoral smiled as ho acknowledged tho Introduction, and remarked : "Well, Senator, I reckon I know Judgo Strong very well. Wu know each other nearly thirty years ago." Judgo Strong thon delivered au addrees of welcome. General Grant responded : Ji'tKiKSTiiosa, LAium ANn (If.sti.rvgw o 1'OIIT LANii, orOsrooN, of mik.Noiitmwkst: I am proud of the icccptlnu now tendered mo and of thoso which havo been tendered at your hands. It Is a pleasuro to bo back again noar iho plaeo I enjoyed souiuch twenty-six years ago. I am glad to nolo tho evidences of your pnisperlly, aud I tako It as only a beginning of the great Improvement lu tho near Allure. In your remarks you havo al luded to tho struggles of Iho past, I am glad that they aro at au end. It uover was a pleasure to ine that they had a beginning. The result has left, us n nation to bo proud or, strong at homo and re spected abroad. Our reputallon hosoxtciided bo. yiiinl the civilized nations. It has penetrated even Uie 'lcs. clvlltzod parts or the earth. In my travels Ihavu noticed that fordim nations anooar to resnect us more llinu we reioci ourselves. I have noticed tho grandeur t which we have been estimated by other Powers, an 1 their Judgments should glvo us a higher utlmiui of our own greatness They reeogul70 that poverty, iw thoy understand It, Is not known with us, and the man of enmparattro adliietiee Willi them Is sometimes no better clad or red than our paupers. Nowhere am thero hotter elements nf success than ml the I'nclllc Coa-t. Here thoso who fought ou oppndto tides during the war aro how peacefully associated together Ina coiiutrT of which they all have tho same right to bo proud. I thank tho people again, through you, Judgo Strong, for (Ills reception." At tho conclusion of his rcsnonso General Grant was presented to tho citizens. IIo re mained at tho pavilion about an hour, during which inuo thousands came torwanl unit shook hands with the guest. On leaving. tho pavilion tho party procoeded to the New Market, Theatre to witness tho roudltlon of tho mili tary drama "Ours. r isrrojtTAXT svtT' DocUlon for tho l'ullinan Car Company. PiHLUELi'lllA, Oct. 16. Ill tlieilnitcd States Circuit court to-day tho trial of tho caso of Ueorgo W. II alio way and wife ngalnst tho Pullman Palaco Car Company Was resumed, Tho plaintiff sought to rccovordamAgcs for tho death of their son caused by an accident on ono of Iho Pullman cars nn the! night of No vember 1. 18(0. In tho Niagara! oxpress train on tho Northern Pennsylvania railroad. Tho accident was caused by tho uragKlng or ono or tho wheels under thu forward? truck of tho Palace car " Wooilblno," Boveral persons being killed and many Injured. -Tho lwokeu wheel as well as all tho whools of tho Palace car ou that traiu was mado of papor, and tire plaintlff.con tended that the wheels mado oC that material wore unfit fur'uso and not as good as first-class chilled Iron wheols. and that tio usoof such paper wheels was such gross negligence on tho pait of tho Pullman Palncu Car Company as mado tho latter liablo for damages. After tho plaintiffs bad closed their evidence, counsel for defense moved for a Judgment of non-suit, on tho ground teat tho plain tiffs had failod to make out their case, and that tho' (istimony did not show any liability whatever ou tho part of tho Pullman Company. After ar gument by tho counsel the court granted Iho non-suit, sustaining tho defoadant's view of the caso. Tho case cxcllod a groat deal of in terest among members of the bar, rallro.nl mon and mechanical engineers o.account of Iho Important and novel questions Involved. It Is stated that a verdict which would condemn tho wheels would iuvolvo tho loss of over a million dollars to tho Pullman Company alone. rostinatitoi'-Oonoral Key nt Vradnrlclisbiirc I'jtniiKiticKsnur.o, Va., Oct. 10. Postinas-tor-Goncral Key, Color.ol W. 11. Thomson, Gen eral Superintendent of Railway Mall Service, and Colonel D. B, Parker, Chief Special Agent, wore hero to-day, Thoy were met at Minora Station hy Hon. J. 11. Sever and Henry Wil liams, of the Baltimore steamers, and on ar rival lioro wero met hy loading citizens. The distinguished party woro tho guests of Mr. Williams. In the afternoon tho battle-field and other points of Interest wero visited, and a cordial Impromptu reception was held at the Council Cuamher. The party leavo hy boat to-night lor Baltimore. llaso-llall vs. Cricket. Nkw Yokk, Oct. 10. Tho base-ball game between tho Providence Bibo-hall club and Dalt's English cricketers was played nn the old Union grounds, Brooklyn, to-day, Tho at tendance was fair, and tlio playing of the crickoters excited great laughter and applause This was tho Knglishnicn's first gamo of base ball, nud their eriors weio ludicrous. Game was culled at the end of the fifth inning, ow ing to darkness. Scoro Providence, 15; Kngllsh, 1 (mado by Ulquett). D.ifl's team will play tho Merlon Cricket club in Philadel phia on Tuesday and Wednesday. Cremator Cruuiiitco. PrxTsiiuua, Pa., Oct. 10. Tho cremation of tho body of the late Dr. LeMoyuo took placo at Washington, Pa., to-day. After noil sectarian services at thu housu tho remains woro escorted to tho cemetery. Owing to tho luoxperionce of tbo firemen thu boat of the furuaco was below tho proper degree, and though thu body was Inserted at 10.30 a. m., cremation was not cumplcto until -1 p. in., when the retort was soalod to leuialu closed until Saturday. Tho ashes will thou bo placed in au urn. Only relatives and a few fiietids wero admitted to the crematory, American tiiullglit Association, PuiLADKLruiA, Oct. 10. Tho American Gasiight Association resumed Its sessions this morning, and the executive committee re ported lu favor of holding tho next annual mooting In Chicago. Papers wero then read and the mooting adjourned. This afternoon the members visited tho various cos works in the city, nud were also driven through the park, A banquet will ho given them at tho Uulou Loaguo to-morrow evening. President Hayes In Cleveland. Clkvki.and, Ohio, Oct. 10. Prosldont Hayes and family arrived hero this ovenlug and attended the weddlug of Mr. Eugene Cowlcs, the Washington correspondent of the Clovelaud I.emlcr. Alter the wedding a re ception was glvtu tho President by Colonel John Hay at his rosldenco. Tho President leaves hero to-morrow for Columbus, 'llio Pedestrians. Nkw Yomc, Oct. 10, Out of tlio forty pe dostrlau who started on the elghty-four-hour walk, ou Monday last, only elovuu now aro loft. At noon to-day tho men's scores stood us fellows: Harbour, 173 miles; Campiina, SOOi ; Colston, '202! ; Dul'rano.lSOJ; Fitzgerald, 200; Hilton, lBJi; Hughes, I'M: Prouss, 178J ; Vint, 2001 ; Waters, 180J, and Woods, 175. Itlllo Shooting. Whitehall, N, Y., Oct. 10. Tho highest scoro ovor attained for the Nevada badge waa mudo to-day hy llio llutiliigton Corps, Ninth sopariito Company, thirty-llvu men scoring 1,200 points, an average of .17.1-33. Nn Sign ol llio Yacht. CAi-n May, N. J Oct. 10-Mldtilght. Tho sky is clear. The wind west is light, Nu sig nals havo bcon received to Indicate tho ap proach of tho yachts, but tho aim isphuru Is fuvcrablo, HANLAN AND COURTNEY. A Di3gracoful Interruption of tho Rowing Match. Coin tnoj'sltoats Destroyed In tho Night IIo ltoiMc In Use Olht-r limits Tendered ltcriiriiii'n.Siiininiiiis to tlio .Match lliiiilau Onus Over tlio Colli so In the Host Tlmo On Iticord, &c. The Clmulnuipml.ulin Itiiwlng Match. Mayvillk, N. Y., Oct. 10 It was discovered this morning that both of Oourtuoy'sboats had been sawed In two during tho night lu tho absence of tho persons having thoni in charge, tho boat houso having been broken opon. Ten thousand persons had assembled to witness the raco. Courtnoy declined Iho offer of I-'roncliy Johnson's boat on the ground that it was ton tight, and refusod to use ono of Haitian's boats urging that It would ho to his manliest disad vantage on account uf his not being accustomed to It. Ho asks n postponement of tho race for ton or twelve duvs, to onahlo him tu havo a now boat built. Ilanbin nppoars In excellent condition. Public feeling is against Courtnoy, and considerable distrust is expressed as to his connection with thu destruction of his boats. It Is quite posslblo thoro will bo no race at all. The weather to-day was all that could be asked. t HANLAN ItOWB OVKU TIIR COUKSR. Mayvillk, N. Y., Oct. 10. At nearly 1 o'clock Mr. Blalkle, tho referee, accompanied by John Davis, of Windsor, Out., Judgo for Haitian, members of the Press, tlme-kecpcrx, Ac. called at Courtney's uuartcrs. Mr. Blalkle scut word to Courtnoy that ho wished him to como out aud row lu Johnson's or ono of tho Hainan's boats ovou at a loss of tbo race. Courtnoy absolutely refused to como as did his backer nud Judgo. Tho boat then steamed to Haitian's quartors. Haitian was In tholakenll rigged out and ready forthostait. At 5:10 p. in., after clearing tho course, tho word was given. Mr. David Ward having placed Haitian's boat in position, Ilanlan slatted amid cheers, rowing at thu rato of thirty-two strokes to the ml n u to, which was only slightly varlod throughout the raco. At one time, for about a quarter of a mile,, ho rowed at tho rato of twenty-eight strokes, but soon clmuged it to thirty-two and then to thirty-four strokes, twenty-eight being the slowest, and thirty-six tho fastest. Along the lino the Canadian was loudly cheered. IIo reached tho slake boat lu sixteen minutes, and started on tho return, taking thirty-two uud u-half seconds to round thu stake boat. His paco was gouorally un changed on tho return, tho courso of llvomllcs being rowod in 33m. 501s. Hcnlan often stopped for a fow strokes to look around him, and ono tlmo stopped to wipe his face with his huudkcrchlef. At tho finish ho was comparatively fresh. Ou tho boat Mr. Bialklo requested Mr. Charles M. Calvin, of the Now York Clipper, to net its Judgo for Courtney, which ho assented to, aud at thu close or the race ilcclarcu ilanlan tho winner of tho raco uud purse. Tho tlmo mado hy Ilanlan is tho best by one mluuto fourteen and one-fourth seconds ovor mado in a tlvc mllo sculling match. CHAltUES AND COUNTED CHARGES. Mayvillk, N. Y Oct. 10. At a meeting of reporters and friends uud backers of both Courtuey and Haitian to-ulght, Courtney made statements to the effect that Huulau's frlouds had approached him nud olfercd to divide the purse, and also offered a bribe of $10,000 for half tho pool proceods, but Courtuey refused to listen to their advances. Iranian's frlouds de nied these statements, uud stated that, Court ney's frlouds had tried to make a bargain so lhat uourtuoy couiu win, auu tuo money ue divided. Mississippi ltlvur improvement. QuiNfiY. III., Oct. 10. lu tho Mississippi Itlvcr Improvement Commission this morning thu committcu ou resolutions presented a ma jority und minority report, the latter made by I-rank llaltou and J. 11. Jiurpny, ol lowu, aud tho majority roport by members of the committee fiom other States. Thu resolution asks for tho Improvement of tho river upon what is known as the icscrvolr plan. Tho only dltlorctico in tho two roports is that thu mluoilty pioposo to confine tho appropriation to the Mlssh-sippl, Missouri and Ohio rivets, whilo the majority recommend that tho tribu taries uf theso rivers ho included. The two repot ts weio mado a spcciul order fur 2 o'clock. Tho lloatou lliirtiur Explosion. Boston, Oct. 10. George Holgate, of Phila delphia, who hired the boat at City Point used by J. It. MeCllutuck, the torpedo inven tor, for au experiment lu the lowor harbor Monday, Is in New York, uud has wtitteu ironi there to Captain Goodwin, baying that ho will soou explain his disappuaiance aud tell all ho kuows about the piemature cxploslou, by which McCIIutoclc and K C. Swain, of South ilostou, lost their lives. Tho Mnu und llorso Match. San KkaNcisco, Oct. 10. Tho following Is tho scoie of tho man and bursa match at 0 p. tu.: .Men Brodlo, 01 miles; Wilcox, CS; New hoff, 70; McAlpluc, 75; Burro, 81. Hoiscs Controller, 82 miles; Denver Jim, 07; Dan Mc Carthy, 81; Pinafore, 102; Hoodlum, ua; Nelly, D2. Death of ltobert Campbell, uf MIsiouil, St. I.OOI8, Oct. 10. Hubert Campbell, oue of the most prominent citizens of St. Louis, dlod to-ulght. Hu bus occupied many posi tions of trust and prominence, aud was woll known as Indian commissioner under different Administrations, Killed hy ItuekeU Brooklyn. Oct. 10. A lockot fired by membcis of a chowder party to-night struck In tbo face Mis. .Mary Jennings, who was sit ting In a window ol No. 305 Hudson avenue, killing hor Instantly. Cnptnln 1'iuiicIh S Dodgo. Ta the Editor of The Natlonatlltpubll can : Sill : The following sketch of this gallant officer and his ancestry may bo nt the preseut tlmo of luterest to your readers ; He is the sou uf Francis Dodgo, of Danvcrs Mass., grandson of Ebon Dodge, of Salum, who was for miiuy yours a loading merchant of that city, and graudueiihew of the late Francis Dodge, sen., a well-kuowu meichant of his time in Georgetown, D, O, Colonel ltobert Dodgo, of Hamilton, Kssux County, Mass., father of tho hrotheis, Kben uud Francis, mentioned above, was a bravo soldier of the devolution, huvltig been lu twenty-three engagements of that war, Captain Dodgo, of present Indian fame, was u valiant soldier iu the luto civil war from its commencement. On oito occasion his gun, whilo held In his baud, was shot into pieces. Tho followlug oxtract, which I am permitted to make from u family record, would seem to Indicate that thu soldierly qualities of the younger Fruncls aro somewhat luheritoil from his rcmoto ancestor, William Dedge, who emi grated from Kuglaud iu 1(32!) und settlod lu Salem, Mass. i In a narrative of the Indian wars of Massachu setts It Is slated, under date or January 1, 1070: "Captain Prentice's troop being abroad, met u parly of the enemy, uf whom they took two nrUoiiers and killed mini, In which exploit something hap pened very rumarkablo. lor ono William Dodge, of .-jalcm, riding lu company with a friend, happened to meet with two Indians; the aid Dodge being better lioised than Ids fiiond, made utter tho fore most, leaving Ills friend to deal with the hludimut, but the pistol uf Ids friend lulled tiring, where upon the Indian, taking him hy the leg, turned him oil' his horse, and getting upon him, was about killing him with his fcuiro, which William Dodgo by cbancu copied, and came tlmo enough so rescue his friend und dispatch llio Indian lying upon him, and yet overtook the first Indian whom he was pursuing in time to attend tu lilsownbusinoualto, lly (hat means ho did three good ullloci iilouce, saved the llle of lilt ltkud uud Mew two or his vucuiivs." CnUlIXAT. MATTiniS. Mnnslnughlor In tho Third Degree. Nkw YonK, Oct. 10. John Smith, a drlvor of au Ico wagon, pleaded guilty to-day lu tho General Sessions Court to manslaughter In.tho third degreo In having caused tho (loath, of John Baptlsto Marlmo, an Italian, on tho 12th of July last, by fracturing his skull with a pair of Ico tongs, in a quarrel hotweeu thu par ties. Judgo Olldcrslcuvo sentenced tho pris oner toStato's prison for three years. Dcntli-tVurrnnt signed. Annapolis, Mi., Oct, 10. Governor" Car roll has signed tho doath-wnrrant of Medford Water, colored, convicted of the murder of Jen kins Whitley, In Cecil County, In September, 1878. and namod December 5 as tlio day of ex ecution. Tampering with tho Mulls. Pmi.AiiKU'iltA, Oct. 10. Augusto Camlllo, tho proprietor of au inlclligeiico olllcu lu Phil adelphia, was held to ball to-day ou a chargo of tampering with tho malls. Attempt to llhln .Murilor. Cor.UMnus, Ohio, Oct. 1(1. Tho dead body of C. J. Winfrco, of Ulchiuoud, Va., was found upon tho railroad track near the penitentiary this mornlug. It Is thought that ho was mur dered, robbed nud then placed on tho track to give tiie impression that bo bad been killed by a passing train. A post-mortem examination to-duy disclosed wounds about tho head that could not havo been mado hy railway car. Ho hod boon negotiating tho salo of vuluablo proporty hero. The body had beou stripped of all valuables. Tho Shooting nt tho I "rout Street Theatre. Baltimoiib, Oct. 10. Tho ttry of Inquest In the case of John M. Nelson, who was shot 'In Front Street Theatre on Tuesday night, rendered a vordlct that Nolsun was killed ac cidentally; that there was gross carelessness in tlio preparation of tho llro-arms by Mr. 1'. J. Post, who had chargo of them, aud further, wo utterly condemn tho uso of fire-arms under such circumstance;, and think it should ho prohibited by law. Upon tho rendition of the verdict Pst was committed for tho uctlou of the grund jury. jit i:n i:it i an vai it. Company "A'" llxourslou Yesterday. Tho County Fair which has been hold at Frederick, Mil., for soveral days was very iargoly attended yesterday. Tho crowd was very great, aud estimated as high as 120,000. Tho grounds are large, well atraugod, ami ad mirably managed. Tho pollco was excellent, and although tho attendance was excessive the best order was picserved throughout, not tho slightest Incident occurring to mar tho proprieties of the occasion. Among the visit ors pioseut wero piomlueut citizens from va rious sections of tho Slate. Including .Mr. Abol and other distinguished citizens fiom tho city of Baltimore, Company A, Washington Light Infantry, and largo concourse of peoplo from this city. Tho fuatuio of tho occasion, osido from tho show Itself, was our citizen soldiery, accompanied by Donch's band, which at tracted much attention nud favorablo com ment. Tho display of agricultural imple ments was somewhat limited, while that of blooded cuttlo uud horses was large and exceedingly credltablo to tho agri cultural region represented. Tho display of horsos of flno grades was unusually flno. Tho grounds were Htorally crowded with booths of side-shows, ganus, refreshments, &c, which udded Interest to the affair. Tho races which onto off in tlio afternoon woro wltnossod by a vast multitude, and re sulted as follows : First raco 2:30 class, mllo heats, threo In five. fur a purso of $500 Kosenbaum Bros. Stone wall, 1, 1, 1 ; J. II. Morrow's Sweetness, 2, 2,5; A. II. Cummlngs' Uttlo Nell, 5, 3,2; O. S. Stearns' Peralto, 1. 5, 3; J. II. Phillip's Odd Fellow, 3, 4, 1. Tlmo, 2:31, 2:32J, 2:30. Second raco 2:35 class, mile heats, three in flvo, for a puree of tr200 K. Ksterbiook's Lady Tomplo, 1, 1, 1 ; H. W. Kent's Major Kent, 2, , 2 ; J. H. Phillip's Maud Medium, 3, 2, 3 ; A. B. Cummliigs' Lady Mace, -i. i, drawn. Time, 2:37, 2:37, 2-39J. A PLKASANT INCIDKNT. After tho clcse of tho fair, tho Washington Light Infantry and Its honorary members and baud woro entertained by Captain Brown, oue of Frederick's most respected citizens, at his residence with rare hospitality. Among thu iuciduutsof this delightful ull'alr was the for mal adoption of tho Infant sou of our most re spected fellow-citlzcu Mr. E. B. Hay, by the company, as the child of tho rogiuicut. After tho repast, which was served In the grounds of Captain Brown's residence, tlio company re paired to tho parlor, where musio uud danc ing were enjoyed for an hour, when Colonel Moore took tho young heroin his aims and with a neat aud appropihtto speech pre son ted him to tho company for adoption as Its very youngest member. The cumpany hailed the premutation with dullght, and adopted him with cheers and applause The thanks nf tho gucets were then tendered to Captain Brown, and a few icru.irks in response were mado in his behalf, when tho hour of de parture huvltig ttirivul tho company formed auks and marched to tho depot, when they left for homo In the midst of tumultuous cheers from the assembled multitude who had attended their depaituro. Nothing occurred to mar tho enjoyments of tho occaslou, and tho Wiishlustoiilaus relumed tu thoir homes well satisfied with thu excursion aud Its inci dents. daiuxq i:uimi:iti. A Woman Aksnultnl uud Seriously Injured. Between 0 aud 7 o'clock yesterday evening two colored tneu entered tho grocery store of A. Long, corner of Fifteenth and II streets north east, and finding no one lu, one of them reaches! over the counter and pulled out tho money-drawer. Tho wife of the proprietor, healing the noise, run into tho stoiejlroui an adjoining room and seized hold of the thiol'. His companion, who had hltherloreiiialiieil u spectator, picked up n two-pound weight off tho counter, auu seizing uoiu oi .nrs. i.oug struck hui a toniblu blow in (hu head, knock ing her senseless. Both men then left the premises, Hist emptying tho drawer of Itscon. touts, about $3, and were joined on the outside by a thin! paity who had uvidently ouacted tho part of a watcher in order to warn his companions should nny ouo approach. A customer comiug iu the store discovered Mrs. Long on tho floor, still iusouslblo uud gavo tho alarm. A physician was summoned, Dr. Street, aud after coiiilderablu trouble suc ceeded lu restoring Mis. Long to conscious ness. Her Injury, although somewhat serious, was statod as not likely to be attended with fatal results. Upon her description of tho men, Infotmatioa was sent lo the Soveiith product station and the pollco notified to look out for tho villains. Thoy nro described as rather well drossod and light complex lonod, From thoir mode of procedure it Is evident that tills was uot their first Job. Tho Arguments In tho Kinury Case. Tlio trial of Samuel Knicry, jr., Indicted fur manslaughter In tho killing of James S. Coombs, nt tho Marble Saloon, ou last Christ mas afternoon, was resumed yesterday morn ing before Justice Hagucr iu the Criminal court. The testimony being all In, and tho prayers submitted on thu day previous, wboh tho court convened, the argument commenced. II, 11. Wells, jr., mudii thu opening for tho Guvcrumont, and was followed by Mr. A. B. Williams lor tho delonso, and Colonel William A. Cook at 2:30 p. iu, closed tho argument ou that side. The coutt then udjouiiied until this morning, whou the District Attorney will sum up for tho Govornmont, and then the caso will bo given to the Jury. Free Mall Delivery In Texas. The Postotllco Department has Issued orders for tho establishment of freo delivery scrvlco at Galveston aud Dallas, Texas, to commence November 1. Tho letter-carrier system will then he placed lu operation lu Texas fur the first lime, GENERAL FOREIGN HEWS. Gonoral Roberts Dictating Torms in Cabul. Dulldlngs to ho Destroyed, Anns Surren dered and a 1'lno Imposed llcfiual of Knglnnd to Trent Willi Itussln Af fairs at Capo Town herlous l'luoit In Spain Threo Hundred Lives Last. Tonus tn tlio Conquered Afghans. London, Oct. 17. A dispatch to tho Stand nrtl from Cabul says : "General Roberts on en tering tho city mado a speech to tlio following effect : 'It will bo necessary to Inflict sovcro putilslnuout. Buildings of tho Bila Hlssar nud of tho city, interfering with proper mili tary occupation, will have to bo destroyed. A heavy flno will ho levied on tho citizens. A military governor will ho plaeod over tho city and country within n radius often miles. All tho Inhabitants under his Jurisdiction will bo required to surrender their arms wltklou week on rain of death If thuv tM tc do to. So- lonrdswln b paid rbr the denunciation and conviction or any pursou concerned In the mnssacro of tho British embassy.' " Simla, Oct. 10. Tho restrictions against newspaper correspondents accompanying tho British army In Afghauistan are now with drawn. Nesv Oiiinpnlgti lu South Afrlo CAl'i: Town, Sept. 30. Operations against Chief Lccucocul will coinmenco Immediately. Sir Garnet Wolseley Is at Pretoria, where ho has publicly declared that tho annexation of tho Transvaal is Irrevocable. Tho committee of Buers have adopted a resolution that nothing will satisfy them but tho restoration of Inde pendence ItiTiunl to DIm-iiks Afghan Affairs. London, Oct. 17. Tho Bcilln correspondent of tho iitanitai d telegraphs: "It is stated tho British government has refused to discuss with Uussla questions rclatlug to tho Afghan war." 'Iho Flood III Hpiilu. London. Oct. 10. Tho .Viwn' Madrid dis patch says the Hoods extended 120 miles in Andalusia, Malaga, Allc.iuto and Murcla. Sov eral villages uro in ruins. Hallways aro de stroyed and crops devastated. From Murcla tho governor reports thai the loss or llio will exceed 300. Tho full oxtout of tho dlsastor is uot yet known. The King will visit the flooded district whilo en routo to tho Mediterranean ports and fleet. Tho sumo dispatch siys tho sudden determina tion uf King Alfonso to visit tho Mediterra nean ports and licet encourages tho belief that tho rumors of revolutionary intrigues lu tho fleet and army uie well founded. Communists to ho Suppressed. London, Oct. 17. Tho .SlmiuVird's Paris dis patch says tho cabiuot have decided to issuo circulars ordering tbo local authorities to sup press all communist uud other Illegal demon trutlons. a m rilOM MUX ICO. A SU'iunary ot tlio laitust Intelligence. Havana, Oct. 10. Tbo stoamer City of New York, which arrived this morning from Vera Cruz, brings City of Mexico advices to tho Ctu Instant. Suitor Bcullea had returned to tho capital. Tlicro wero great demonstrations upon his arrival. Tho partisans of Scnor Beultozuro not nutnorous, but thoy aro aclivo and noisy, CongrcFS in secret session accord ed parts of tho Stales of Chihuahua, Duraiigo and Coahulta, including the entire mining district of tlio Lima Mnjado, to bo elected Into a ftderal territory remaining tinder tho jurisdiction nf tho federal government until thn quostlon of boundaries shall have been definitely settled hy tho said States. Sumo of tlio nowspapors tillcgo that this act Is uncon stitutional, but It appears to bo tho only rem edy to prescrvo ordor and prevent conflicts of tho local authorities. Congress appears to bo altogotbor engaged In olectlon intrigues, lay ing aside legitimate legislation. Tho publio peace Is uninterrupted. Tho Diario officially denlos that Mexico is taklug measures to re new relutions with Franco. Typhoid fever is raging iu Giiadulnjain. Dcstiuctivo Inunda tions havo occurred In Tabako, where tho loss caused hy tho destruction uf coin and tobacco crops is estimated at $1,000,000. Ilnn Ovor by n Train of Cars. FiiuomticK, Md., Oct. 10. William aud Jacob Wnchtol, of Woodsboro', in this county, started this morning fur this placo on a small hand car. Ou tho Frederick division of the Pennsylvania railroad thoy wero overtaken hy a special tiuln at 6:30 o'eluek uud run over. Wiliiam was instantly killed aud Jacob was seriously injured. Buth men are married. 31VTUA1. jii:xj:i'it cuxruxriox. Topics DUritsM'il at tho Closing Session A Karosvcll Hiimitiet. The convention assembled ot 10 o'clock yos terday morning, President Gardner lu the chair. The first business transacted was tho consideration of tho report of tho commlttoo ou "rcservo fund." Their recommendations, first, " that each association shuuld hold in rcservo an amount equal to twenty death losses;" nud, "second, that the amount of such reserve fund could ho best determined hy each association from its own cxporioncc," caused considerable discussion, but wero finally adopt ed. Tho repoit of tho committee on payment of boncllciiirles roortcd favoring Its referenco to a law committee, and ricnmmondod that all associations require applicants to designate the names of tho porsnus they ihslro to recoivo tiio benefit after their death. Tho report was then adopted. Sjmllnr action wns taken on tho lepoit o( tho commlttco on bookkeeping and blanks, in which the appointment of a committee of five to submit a repoit at the next convention was recomruonded, "Graded Assessments" was the noxt topic discussed, which was followed by "Division Into Classes." Both subjects were referred to select committees with instructions lo report at tlio next convention. Tho coaunltteo to whom the subject of "Medical Dxamtnatloiis" was rcforied submitted a report favoring such examinations, which was concuricd In, A committee of flvo was aptolutod to con sider the subject "Codification of Laws." Tho topic "Bights of Mo inhere" was settled by tho adoption of tho roport of tho committee on president's address. Tho next topic, "Contro versies with Contending Institutions," took a similar course. Tho last topic, "Statistics," wns mado tho subject of a compliment to the pnsldeiit for his efforts In this direction, und the roiortof tho committee referring thoreto was uuauluiously adopted. Erie, Pa., was se lected us thu next meeting place of tbo con' vcntlon, the second Wednesday of October, 1880. Tho following officers wero choson to sorve during tho ensuing year : Presi dent, A. A. Adams, Kilo, Pa,; vice-presidents, first, C. O. Olfford, Uochestor. N. Y.; and second, J. listen Cooke, Louisville, Ky.; recording sooretary, C. F. Lako, Titusvlllo, I'n.j corresponding secretary, C. 1L Smith, Moutroso, Pa.; and treasurer, Noble D. L:ir n ei-. Wnahlniiton. D. C. A seiles of resolutions. tendering tho thanks of the cuuvoutloii to the Press and citizens of Washington for hospitali ties extended delegates, were adopted, and a motion to udjouru fur oue year was put aud can led, , . Tho visiting dolegates wore outcrtaluod at Odd-Fellows Hall lost ovculug by tho Wash ington Bouoflclul Endowment Association with a grand banquet. Tho attendance aggregated fully 200. aiui tho evening passed pleasantly,' toasts being drank, songs sung by the Ma-scmlo choir and snort addresses mado by proir Intuit Musous aud Odd-Follows. To-day's proiramtuo comprises a trip to Mount Ycruoa utul cystcr roust at Marshall Hall