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G VOL. XX NO. 11. WASHEtfGTOSr, D. O., TUESDAY MOBNEtsTG, DECEMBEH 0, 1879. FIFTY CENTS PER MONTH. AFFAIRS AT THE CAPITOL. Yostorday's Sosslon Unexpectedly Cut Short. XMlls nml Ilesoliitlon Introduced In lire Senate nml Itcrorrtd-Mr. VoorliofS Resolution a Hoala fur a Future Speech A Short Intervlair About llrlght's Troubles Tho Cotumlttoe at Work. A Short Session In Kllher House. Uoth Houfcs of Congress adjourned yesterday vrlthout doing any business of Importance. ThA ifmiRA Hillniirnml Immediately after tho reading of tho Journal, on Account of tho death of lion. A. M. L.ny. 01 .siissuun. Tho Senate itu In session about half n hour, during whlcha number orblllsand reMiltillouswcro offered and referred; but tho only business of lm Tsnrtfliirn wm Hi. rennrt of the committee for the District of Columbia upon tho wntcr mpplyof Washington, and tho following resolution of Mr. Voorhees In relation to tho financial question, which was laid upon tho tabla and ordered to be printed: Senator Vuorhooa' XTnaiico Itcaolutlon. WnrnKAs, Tho restoration of silver money to tho lawful currency of Iho country by uct of Congress of February 28, 1873. was demanded with singular unanimity by tbo American people, and la now sustained by the public Interests and by Iho full rorco or an intelligent puoiic opinion; nuu WukiiKi.i. llv the act of May 111. 1H78. Iho clrcula Uon of the United States legal-tender note.", com monly called greenbacks, svas nxcu at me amount then In existence, to wit: 8SI0.O0O (100. and the Pec-' rotary of tho Treasury was prohibited from re ducing It below that nmouut by any process or upon any pretext svnaievrr; mm IP........... TlinnrAM.alit l.tirnl .li.,,.!,.,- n, ffrrtrt.l ,, i,r.iin,io, (iiuuiuii.niu .,.(,...-....-v . ..v.. back circulation having been accepted by tho OoTcrnment lor custom duties, became at once and Is now equal In valuo to cold, and In certain transaction at a premium over both the precious menus; aim Wheheas, There financial measure, forced upon tho present Administration and adopted by Con from over Its most strenuous imposition, have ro- stons.1 tho confidence of tho business world III tho .character and amount and tlta stability uf the monr-y or tne country, morcny creating n general revival of business und all business prosperity:' thcreforo bo It ... Haotved, That the Scnato has heard with pro found artoitlshinent and deep regret tho proposi tion of tho President of tbo United Slates In his recent message, ami of the Secretary or the Ttcos ury, to Inaugurate a now ami uncalled-for oglta tion.'wltha view to the destruction ot Ilia most necessary currency now In me In the hands of the people: Jiceolnd, A the acn.o of tho Senate, that such Bgltatlou Is dctrlmonlal to Iho public Interests cat. culAted to unsettle all values, connivi and disturb business, destroy public anil private confidence; llctoktd, Tbat tlie truo Interests of tho country rcqulreitho free and unlimited coinage of both gold and sliver on condition ot exact equality, and that It Is thu part of a wise financial policy lo main tain the United Slates legal-tender circulation, commonly known as greenbacks, In volumo not less than now exists, ami to preserve Its legal tendor quality unicstrlclcd as to amount and un impaired in legal effect, Mr. Yoorhoes Hiioalcs for Indiana. One of tho many nowsgathcrors which Tiik Na tional Hw-unucAN cmploja found Mr. Voorhocs In lilsconifortabloquarlcrsat HU7 I street, wlioio the Senator cordially received lilm and his mission as a tort of appetizer to a live-o'clock dinner. "How far, Mr. Voorhees," sold our envoy, "does tho resolution offered by you express tho views of tho Democratic party V" "I urn not," was tho reply, "one of those Senators who assumo to speak for tho w nolo country; lam a representative man. but not In so large a senso: 1 confine myself to und speak for tho State of In diana, lor my constituency." "Well, how far, then, does your resolution repre sent the sentiment of Indiana Democracy T" "nuixlftn of thi National banks It Is tlio month- piece ot nlnety-nlno per cent.," v. as tho omphalic, rejoinder. "Can you speak for tho Itcpubllcans of Indiana on this ttotntr" " Yes, I think I ran safely say the great mass of the people are saiisnca wiui mo present money stilus of the country, anil will resist tinkering Willi '" What about tho sentiment tlirouglioulthocoun try?" "Outside of moneyed centres tho recommendn. lions of tlio President will he opposed. Is not the whole country sutlslled with tho money? Why, I am astounded at the l'rtsldeut and Stcretury Slier, man. I knew that tho Influence of Iho monov buyers was powerful on Iho Administration, but I did not think it had reached Hint extreme." "Then you think this recommendation is tbo direct outgrowth ortho money power' " " I must certainly do.; There is a pernicious mis apprehension abouttho prosperity ofthecountry as a legitltnato result or what Is known as the Slier man resumption iol Icy, and It brings a pressure upon the President to extreme measures, wlillo it at the sumo time foiccs to bring Sherman Into erealer prominence, as a residential candidate asltsMi approaches. Thcjpeoplo Should know that Sherman did not inaugurate tlio present prosper ous times, uui vigorously opposcu mo measure mat brought It about. Ho resisted making tbo green- 1,.tr Inn.t.lnnln. fir nil h,i,iv.na Kill ..-n r.nA.I I. f,t.l-ll..b. .... 'UInHk-. WU, ,V IUIVVU . in, and then and not until then did pros perity uegm. mo people jiau a money iiicu equal to gold In value, a basis upon which to build with out rear, "About tlio Dcraocratlo candidate, lor the Prcsl deiicy, Mr. Itaudall says tho nomination of Mr. Tildeu Is necessary to success. Is this your opinion, Mr. Voorhccs?" "Wlso men accent facts as they arc and not as what they would llko them. Mr. Tllden is 80,000 behind In his own-State, that's one fact; ho cuunot booe fir success without New York, that's, another ifact then why Is ho ncccssnryT" "Mr. Itaudall Bays harmonising measures aro go ing forward; do you know anything about tliam?" "I havo caught rumors to that ctlect, but I deem a few cycles of time will bo needed to crystallize thorn Into anything LuMclcully dynamic to elect him President or tho United Slates." Our representative here aroso and was about to depart, when ho threw 111 this 1'. H.: 'U tlio hard-money Democrats and Itcpubllcans of Congress insist on pressing the l'rusldcnt's recommendations will it divide the parties V" "Yes," said Mr. VoorhcoJ, "It wilt havo that ten dency; but no party will daro to press: It." "DICK" JtltiailVS TllOUllLItS. Tho Air Villi of Ituniorod Charges. Notwithstanding the complacent air of Sor-QAnt. Bt-Arms bright or Iho Senate, It Is uvidor.t, from tbo tenure or tho clungcs against him, that it will bo Impossible ror him to ccipo revere condemnation impossible tor nun to oc.po rovero coudeli by tlio Scnato D'::.iriutlc Caucus Coi it holsnotdUKiiriby thoSenato. Hwas yeslerdav nit the Dcmucnitlo Caucus Cot i committee t was alleged yesterday -,n; the Dcmucnitlo Caucus Committee, rcqil-i:, Mr. llrlght to rurnlsh them with a list or iias.es or pcisons apiioiiiieu in ins uepariinciu, uy whom recommended and tho Statu to which they aro credited. It is said that Mr, llrlght, In furnishing & list of such names, has transferred men to thu District of Columbia who wcroprevloiulv credited to Indiana. It is aUn charged that while lib has furnished tho committee with tbo names on his roll, that Ilia records or the Secretary or tho Senate's olllco will show that a larger number or men have been sworn lu than appeal's by Mr. llrlght's lecord sent tho committee. It Is allugod that Mr. llrlght bad sworn lu a man by the iiaiuu or Faulkner, u Conner member ol tha Indiana legislature, and thai ho served from Mr. llrlght's election through thu entire extra session without receiving any pay. Ho Li ahra charged with breach of faith with John (1. 1 hoiiipson, Hergeaut-at-Aruu or tha I louio, lu the appointment of a man trnin Ohio who had formcily been a member or the legislature. Indeed, there aru so many churucj of bad failh on thu pan or Mr. llrlght wllli various Senators and others that it Is impossible to cnumcrato them, JtlssaldthotMr. llrlght was anxious to gut the rrport of the Caucus Commutes yesterday before several of Iho Southern members arrived, who had some grievances against blm in ilto management of hlaolUco, Minister Hind's Itealgnnlloii, Tho following Is tho text of tlio letter ol Secre tary Kvurts accepting the resignation of Hun. Meredith Head as Minister of the United Stales ul Athens: pjti-ARiuit.NT op Statu, Wasiiinoion, September ), IST'J. I Sin; I hayo the honor to acknowledge the re ceipt ol your letter Informing mo that you find fourself obliged, lor periomd reasons, to resign the jfllco of Diplomatic Itupresculatlvu of tho United ilatca lu tho Kingdom of Greece. I cannot hut reel tha most slncerarcgrct that you iro compelled to arrive at Ibis delormlnatlon. and tbat the Government Is to be deprived or your val uublo services lu tlio Impoitiim position whloh you Dave so acceptably tilled during Iho past six years. J The maimer in which you have conduct! it the duties of Minister of litis Uoveiiiment luUrceco has been such as to merit hearty appiuvol ; and tho patriotic sacrifice which you lmvu made lu order to secure, without luicriiiptloii, the representation Of Iho United Slates 111 that country, rntllloyoit to the leaped and commuudaUuu of your country, men, It gives mo great pleasure to repeat, upon tho occasion of your retirement from your present pol- linn, mo ircquciuiy oxprcsscn Mttisiaction wnn which this Government has regarded your conduct ortho IntercMi Intrusted to you, during a period of vivvvm jeui. hi uio lorcixu sorvica oi tne cuiuury, and my own hearty concurrence thcroln. Your performancooftliodcllcatoand Important duties of Coimil-dcucral in Paris during tho Franco Ocrman war was such as lo rail forth theapprnha. lion nnt only of your own tlovornmcnt, but also tho thanks of tho Froucli and Herman authorities, and your subsequent service as Minuter of tho United SlaleHn Ureero has rccolvod the frequent com niciidatlon of this Uoveriimeut. While tho Government Is thus unfortunately deprived or your services in an Important capaolty, t cannot but hopo that you may still havo many years ofhapplncsj and eminent service before you, and that your country may continue lo enjoy your active Interest In all that concerns Its prosperity, I haro the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant, Vll.ttAM M.UVAtvrs. Hdilrlitlon of tlio Colored Itnro. Tho bill Introduced yoslcrday by Senator Dalley, of Tennessee, " to aid Iho education of tho colored race," recites. In a preamble, that JJIO.OOO havo re cently been covered back Into Iho United Stales Treasury from appropriations for tha pay and bounties of colorod soldiers, which remained un claimed after sovou years, owing to tho Impossi bility of discovering claimants, and asserts that under the circumstances tho colored people should have the benefit of said money for their educational improvement aim elevation. '1 lie bill therefore! directs tho Secretary of tho Treasury to Invest 8310,000 In United s-lntcs resLi lorcd four per cent, bonds, to bo apiKirtloned In equal parts to tho following institutions for the education of colored people, viz: The Howard University, Washington, 1). (,'.: the Hampton (Va.) Normal and Agricultural Imtltuto. the Flslt Uni versity, Nashville, Tcnn.l tho Atlanta Ilia.) Univer sity, ami thu Straight Uuhersltv, New Orleans, l.a. Tho trustees of these iiiMllullous are lo bo entitled to.uso the Interest on tho bonds in such manner as In their Judgment wilt best promote the ends for which they aro chiirlired, but thu principal or Iho bonds Is to bo Inallcnublo. Cniiiitluc; Iho Klrctorul Voto. Tho Houie cuminlltco o:i the statu of tho law re siK'Ctlngafccrtaliimciit and dcelaralloMOf Iho re sult of tlio elccllou of President and Vlco President have not yet held a it ccllng. owing to llieatacnco rrom tho city of two members or Iho committee. Tho bill lo provide for mid regulate the counting ol the votes for President and Vice-President, and tho decision of questions nrUIng thereon, which wus reiurieu aim reierreu oncu ui tlio commiueo at tho last session lo allow them to retain control or u, win, at an cany day, bo again reported to the llouso. with a view of havlne a dav set for lu run. slderatlon. iho sub committee or this committee hn alo un der consideration, and will report favorably to tho full committee. Ihn lesnlutlon Introduced lit- Itptire. scntallvo lllckinill, which contemplates an amend ment to me constitution to aooll.Mi tho lilectorol (.'olleze and lirnt lde for tint eh-etlou of Prodtioit and Vieo-Picsldcutillrictly by tho ooplc. Iliiiitliifr Stolen flonda. If our nckhlmr. Ilia 7bf. will look at the K'nr of Huturuay it win see mat me viasnington special it credits tome new iorK vimrs. ot ail interview with Delegate Cannon, Is taken word for word from this raner bv tho Timet. '1 hli llliutrates the Justice or the complaint we niado the other day of .ir uiaiicr ueing approprmieo uyoiuer pajters woo Ket credit for It aimaltur of their own. Jixntuff S!ar. In thlshuul for stolen goods Tiik Nation vi. He. I't'iiLlUAN feels Justlllod lti putting Ilia claim to a slmroof this pioperty. lly refcreuco to Its tiles It will be seen that thu Delegato Cannon matter ap peared In Tm: Nuto.vAi. Itri't'iiucAX on Friday morning hist. It then appeared In Iho hOtr and subsequently In tlio New York Times, and then, when three days old here, It was cribbed as a Now York special fur tho foit. There Is evidently steal ing around Iho board. A nroiiudti-HS Humor An absurd story bos gained snmo circulation In tho county ratH-pi that an order was Issued from tho Executive olliee, in cnmciiuoucu of thu pur chase of Iho stolen copy of the President's mcasago by sovcral leading Journals, excluding newspaper correspondents from tho Kxccutlvo Muiision. The story was started by Mimo ono hard tun Tor Items soon after Iho thelt of tho lncmigo. There. Is no foundation whatever for It, and it hardly deserves the notlco of a contradiction. The onlyiutclcst the President or his secretary havo taken in the matter has been to ascertain that the thclt was not the result of Inadvertence or want of caro at the Executive office, and It was known, immediately upon tho discovery of the fact that a copy of the message anil of the Secretary of thu 'treasury' annual report had been stolru;tbatlt was obtained from the printing olllce In Ilia Treasury building. Nouilnntlnns, Tho Piosideiitscut the following nominations to thi-Senale yesterday: Owen N. Denny, of Oregon, to bo coiiMil-gencral at Shiiiighal. Durham J. Oraln, of New irk, to lie Unlled States consul at Milan. ItobcrtW. Welsh, to la) United States consul at (,'anara. John Hay, of Ohio, lo ho aislslant secretary of Slate. Kllhu A. While, of North Carolina, In be collector of In ternal revenue Second district North Carolina. Itodney 0. Ward, or New York, to bo collector or Internal reteuue l'lrst dlstrlt t New Yoik. Thomas P. Morgan, District or Columbia," to be a Commis sioner of the Dl'lrict of Columbia, lhnry C. Har mon, of, New Hampshire, to bo deputy Second Auditor of tho Treasury Department, and along list of postmasters, army promotions, ic, making about 173 names in all. United States Hoard or Trade. The regular quarterly meeting of th United States llounl of Trade will be held lu Washington clly on Wednesday apd Thursday, December 1U and. 11, at (ho Rlggs House. Mr. Nathan Applclon, of Iloston, president of the board, will preside, and It li expected that a number of eminent centlemcii rrom different sections of thu country will bo pres old. Tho meeting will b called lo order at ii m. A number of Interesting papers will bo presented and discussed. All gentlemen Interested In the Objects or the board who may bo present lu Iho cliy are respectfully Invited to attend. Sccrotnry yoCrniy's Nomination. Thn nomination' of Secretary McCrarv. to Lo United Snatcs Judge for tho Kl'jhth circuit, was consldcicd by tho Senate Judiciary Committee at It meeting yesterday morning, and Senator Tliur. man wnsatithorlicdby tho unanimous vote 41 tho committee to reixirt It back with a resnaaicnda Hon that It bo confirmed, 'fliers iM little or no discussion 111 tno commute; aua 110 sign ofoppo sltiou to tho appoliitiusut. L"ur!gll ItomonotUiitloii ofHllver. Tho Committee on Coinage, Weight and Meas uresittt Us meeting yestotday authorized General Warner, of Ohio, to report a roiolutlon to the llouso or lteprcsenlatlvos culling upon the Secre tary of statu for Information as to what action had been taken. IT any, to secure tho co-oporatlou of foreign countries lu the full rcmunctizatlon of silver. A Onc-Torin Hill. ncpreseiitatlvoPuiiud.of Wisconsin, lias prepared mid will introduce at the earliest opportunity a Joint resolution proposing uti additional amend ment to the Constitution, providing that the Presi dent shall ba elected for Iho term of six years and bo thcrcallcr Ineligible, and that members uf Con gress Lt elected for tho term of three yeais. llrnuiuiu, thnlrlBli Agitator. CASTM'.nAn, Doc, 8. Thomas Drennan, llie agi tator, was conducted to the court to-day under a small escort and cheered by a largo crowd 011 tho way. Mr. hepoeru French, counsel for tho crown, said Iho government Is endeavoring to saru thu tenant farmers lu Ireland from a body of men n vast majority of whom are agitating purely for soir-agerandfumicut and popularity. Mr. French dlllued tho legal meaning of sedlljon, and then read llrcnuaiis llalla speech to show that Ills within lu dominion. After tho eviduneo of the short-hand writer and tho police witnesses had been concluded, llraiiuau was committed for trial and ball was accepted for Ids appcaiancdtonuswer. Arteritis release on hall llronnan addressed a crowd from Iho whitlow of his hotel. He announced that whatever he said at llalla be was prepared touy again. Ills words were loudly cheered. Irish Sympathizers In ht. IaiiiIs. St. LoiT), Dec. b; Tho mass meeting held hero to consider thu condition of Ireland and dorlsu means lo aid thu sulTcrlng peasantry of that coun try was an Immense alralr, and attended by ultl zuii of all nationalities. Thu Irish turned nut 111 great numbers, ami several of their civic societies were present In regalia, with music and tunnels. Peter D. l'oyiiteilufd, assisted by about noo vice presidents. Tbo speakers v.ero President I'oy, Co! ouel Dou Morrl.ou.cx-Ucutcutuit-iioYcrnor Charles P. Johnson, VftthorOTtoIlly. Joseph Pulllzer.Coloncl A. W.SIayback, William ). Darcey, D, II. Moca dam and Samuel Krsklue. ... 'I ha pnlltlca.1 condition of Ireland was Ignored by tho speakers generally, special attention being paid to tha sutleriug and want of the peoplo and hardships arising from laud laws and exactions of arbitrary landlords, llosolutlnus were submitted and unanimously adopted declaring lhat the clU mmis of St. bonis extend to Ihu sufteiliiii peoplo or Ireland earnest sympathy and commiseration and deplore the Miles which atlect them, 'iho resolu tions ravor a peasant proprietary and severely cm. domn tlio harshness of thu llrlllsh government, but tijuiiftl a peaceful selullQU of exliilng dJtUcultlci, POLITICAL MATTERS. The Mooting of tho Republican Cotrmittao Next Voek. Mr, Cornell's Iteslgiiiitlon or Ills Momlier- ship Tho Clinlriniiiislilu l'Kupects Wliero Slutll tho Convention bo Held ? Tlio Vlrcluin Itinolll- tlon Overt In otv of 111. lloiirboiis Ucndjustora. Tli. llopubllcati National Committee. A fow members of tho ltcpubllcuii National Com mittee have already arrived In Washington, pre paratory to the meeting of that body at the Arling ton llotol, on Wodntbday of next week. It is apparently tho intention of the committee at this meeting not only to select tha time and place for holdlliix tho next National Convention and to take siiitablo action regarding the death uf Senator Chandler, but also to elect a chairman to till tho vacancy occailonod by the death of ihatdlsllii guMicU statesman. Ouo complication ill tho way or tills choice, has becu removed by the reslcna. tluu rrom tho comuilttna ol'liovernor-f leel Cornell, of New Yoik, which will bo announced and made cllectlvo as soon as the couiiituteo meets, Kx-tluvcrnor McCormlek, who has nil along en JO) i-d a icversloiiary Interest In Mi. Cornell's pios (vets ror the chairmanship, seems lu be the most luvored aspirant, and although he Is a pronounced "lllainu man,' will undoubtedly lecelve tlieaiip, poit fur that placoor a number uf (IcucraKlMtit's udhereiils. In fact, a count of uoiei on iho com- nilireu shows that a m.i orllv ot thu members aru lll.u Mr. MiCurnilck. lu fuVurof tlieiiuiuinatlou uf nenuiur inaiiio. As lu the placeof lioldingmocoUYeutloii, opinion Is about equally divided between Chicago and Philadelphia, 'i he selection of either one of thesu places, It Is ndinlltud, would bu tree rrom all per solml slirilillcancu as realdi tha several candf dales ror thu nomination, although It Is admitted that the hurrah tor llraut prevails lu both llit.su cities the same as it doui all over the North. A ilHutlch received from Jacksonville. lla.. last night unnuitiii.ua thu fuel that Mr. (jeorgu li. Weul- wuitn,oi reusacoia, nas oven elected in suceeeu Mr. Puriililii as a member of tho committee. Mr. Piirmmi having vacated his plscu thereon by re moving Irum Florida lo Pennsylvania. Mr. Went- worm is the acknowledged leader ol tho Kepubll can party In tho western part uf the State, and' Is, beslues, u gentleman uf wealth and culture, lie bus served thu State and his party acceptably lu the legislature and in other capacities uf iiitbliu trust, and Is exactly the kind ol'u stalwait repub lican icquired lo aid ill thu utluc'.lvu reorganisation ortho party In the South, 'lliisacoanltloj or his merits as a leader will do much in lliu dliecliou of restoring contldciico lu the party among Wcl KloihlluiH, ami encouraging them to victorious ex ertions lu thu champaign next year. rintsixiA. Tho Senatorial Situation Hovlowod. (Spec'al to Tiik Natio.vai. tl:l'i'lit.iCAN. IitciDioNn, Va Dec. 8. Tho certainty or General Mahonu's election to succeed Senator ithcrs in tlio Unlteil Stales Senate li now conceded all around, iintess some tmroreseen event occurs to disarrange his well-laid plans. And It Is further enncuded that tho possibility of such a disarrangement Is very remote. Columns might bo written in explanation ol this situation, and the Influences that have led to Its development but Iho cud of it all would bo Ibe emphatic assertion that Iho sham Cnmcrvntlvoor llourbon party in this Statu is split In pieces, Is divided against itself and Isat thu mercy or Its op ponents. It Is sulllcluut, therefore, lo say that .Mahone'aolcrlion will bo an anll-Uourban victory, and one that the Republicans or tills Slate, as well as Iho Nation at large, may rejoice over as the prcsago or auolher defeat for that sumo llourbon party next year. There are 1 10 members of the leglslolurc.of whom fitly seven are Democratic Readjtrsters, twcntv-0110 Republican Readjustee, fifty-seven Uoitthon Debt Pavers, and Mvh Remiblicuu Debt-Pavers. Thn figures are based upon' the facts as evolved in the canvass preceding tho elccllou of tho legislature aud upon the declarations or pledges of its mom bers pending that contest Rut the Mahoiictlos now clutin that eighteen Debt-Payers, under the lead of Colonel Strolhers, ort:iilpour. are ready to cut loosn Iro 111 that parly ami confe over to his sup port. This would give him seventy -live votes and elect him without the aid of aslnelo Repnblican member. In his canvass, or that of Colonel Will, lam V.. Cameron for him, ho has asserted this claim to good advantage among Ihe Republican mem ber., aud by showing them that he is strong enough to suciied wilhout tlicm . claiming lils elec tion as ecrlalu has won Ihcni all over 10 him ex cept live, vlr.: Dr. U. 11. Smith, II. T. Wlekham, Kverott F.arly, Samuel Pickett and Andrew Wlngllcld. Under Iho active lead of Major Walker and the tno Noitons tbo latter being colored men from Js'llzabolh City und York coun ties Iho remaining tweiity-ouu Republicans havo succumbed to the Maliouc blandishments and par delisted in his caucus, which body numbered at Its lust pothering' tevcDtyelght members, not counting tho eighteen Debl-1'ayeis referred to abovo as under tbo leadership of Colonel Strolhers, From this It appears lhat unless some of Ihe eighteen Debt Fusing bolters return to their foully or rcrtucuhcii the pinch comes to doiorl, Dr. Wither, the Rourboti Debt.Puylng candidate ror ro-electlou, will be ablo to poll only thlrty-nluc voles. In short, the latest count of noses all around to show the strength of the sovcral Senatorial candi dates oil the tirst ballot is as follows: Mahotio Oil Withers 119 Wlekham Total .' 110 This view of tbo situation aud ctlmato of Btrcngth'ts approved as correct by a majority of the parties In tuleirit, although it la denied by I lie Mends of Messrs. Withers and Wlekham. Thn latler.lt should bo understood, hopes :-j poll tho full Republican strength, with U,e exception or lour, wiuie iiiu lunnur epecu to cuuiroi me enure Debt.l'avlmr voto. If 1L-Lr hones should ha real. Ized. and I do not leilt'o they will, the voto 011 thu urst oaiiot wm stn.iu about a luuuws : Mahcr.e CI Yftthcra ,'." Wlekham 22 Total 140 And there would be no election. Outofthls re sult might ensue the successful candidacy of ox Souotpr.John P. Lewis, who could, or would, In such an cvcnl, step u and take thu place of (len eral Wlekham and be assured of tho support of nearly If not quite all or the Mahona Conservative Readjusters. Rut, ai I have said, there Is only u remole possibility of sucli ft result In this canvass. 'lliulrtilh Is that Mahono lias inspired Ills Demo, cratlc followers with a new Inspiration of Indepen dence a against Die old ISotnboii leaders. Helms admitted on many occasions, duiing tho election campaign and since the present canvass bcgnii, theimiKiulblllty of tha election of it Democratic President next year, and has argued thcrelrom that tho Interests or Virginia will be beat served by the election of a Senator n ho would beublotoact more nearly lu accord with the next (Republican) Administration Ihauastralght out llourbon could, And he has bucked theso admissions and argu ments up by pledge! or tho most ultra kind lu the direction of foncu-slolin Pi Hie Republicans of tho State. Your riadeii already know that theso pledges embraco a reduction op thu poll-tax, a ro cognition of equal rights belore the courts and lu Ibe Jury box uud 1111 ell'ort to secuiu a falrcouiitat all tuttira elections. 'Ihu result Is a miraculous and uuexiiec.led combination aud coalition be tween Republicans and Deuincrallo Readjusters, ono that astounds Ihe peoplo hereabouts- and Is de nounced by Iho IHumicrntlQ press as n prsctlcal surrender or Ihe Statu to tlio Radicals. It cor.ulnly docs appear that tlds la tho casc.niidthot next year the Stalu will III consequence go Republican by n sullluivut majority to include tho election of throe, and perhaps four, Congressmen. There Is, orcourso, much talk hero about the at titude or Ihe Administration at Washington re garding tho Senatorial question aud Stutu politics generally. From this talk It is apparent that Gon cial WtvKhaiii may ho lost some strength be cause hu Is known as an Administration man. A very unique theory Is worked out by shrewd speou latois alulgoiulpa regarding alleged Interference by lliu Waslilnglon auihorltlci. It boglns with tho assumption that tho President and his Cabinet are sensitively amenable to tin) Inllueuces uf Wall street. Commissioner lUum'.s letter to Inspcclor Veil Aukcii li quoted as prooror this, for It Is be lluvud bete that Mr. Raiini undertook simply to carry out the wishes of his superiors lu attempting to "bull-doze" Van Aiikcu into tho ranks ot the Debt-Payers. Tho attempt tyas made, to it li argued, at the behest of tno parties In Interest In the Mcculloch bill, bankers and brokers In New York, all ol them. And uuw uouie twogeutlcuiuu, ouo a revenue, olllolul from tho soulhuru part ol' tho State and the other ft soir elected emissary from Washington, to indicate that Utuoral Wukham is fuvurcdV tlio Admliilttrallon with an approval or his candidacy, Piled noon all tills Is tlio wild as sumption, und still wilder charge, that the legal tender repeal, the contraction or the National cur rency and tho general financial policy recently olll dally recommended by the Presldaut uud Secre tary Sherman all resulted Irum similar lntlucuocf. And trulls compels mo 10 say that the Administra tion aud Wall strett are looked upon conjointly trout the Readjusters' standpoint as leagued to gether lor the manipulation of Virginia iiMitle. Tho Readjusters or Virginia seem to hayo dono the fair thing by tbo colored people, but It Is ro- ported to-day that Ihcro Is oppos lllon famong them to Chilton as county Judge cr Alexandria becauso lie was n "Yankee soldier." On the other hind, It Is said that this Is a llourbon lie. gotten up to preju dice the Administration and the Norlhcorn peoplo against the new "Liberal party," which seems to be tho coming cognomen or Mahonc's followers. JtUAnJV.STIHIS' CAUCUS. Nominations for Stnto Officers Made, ItlctlMosu. Va., Dee. 9. The Kcadjustcrs of tho (icnoral Assembly Mere lu caucus to-ulght until midnight, making nominations Tor Slate olllces, with tho follow Itu; result: Secretary of Common wealth, T. T, rauntleroy, of Frederick county; First Auditor. J. Iv, Massle. of Allieinarle county: fecond Auditor II. It. Dyson. or Nottoway county; Treasurer, (J. it. Keynold!, or Dottctourt county: Iteglster of lJnd Olllce, J, W. Ilroeknibaiigh, of Kssex county; Superintendent of Publlo Prlullng. It. F. Walker; Itlchmond city: Supcrlutenitcnt-or Petiitontlary, II. Wllllama,of Jtoekingham county: Storekeeper of I'm Herniary, Wlulleld Scott.aof Floyd county: Railroad Commfssloner.J. II. nilllttw, of Halirax county. II, II. Draou, Ilia nomlneoi ror Second Auditor, is the only Ilrpuhllcau nominated. Tho election of theso ofllcers .win tako place to morrow. Mozart Hull In tho First District. IttctlMOXD, V.V., Dec. 7 To the Etillor ot The SaltonaX Y.VjmWcim: Sih: While it seems that Ibe masses of the Ro publican party aro with the Itoadjimters of Vlr glnla, it is it singular fact thaOicariy all the leaders of the llepubllcon party, ai Major Yost, Judge Hughes, General Wlekham add others, seem to have been "Debt-payers." Thr only prominent ex ception Is ficorco Ct Konnd, tbo was Iho only one of tho leading lb-publicans or tho Statu who was a member ortho Mozart Hall convention, which or ganlcd what tho Lynchburg Virginian culls tlio "new Itiidlrul parts- ol Virginia." Mr. Round. It wilt ba recollected, threw a thun derbolt Into the Conservative camp by hl cauvaas Willi lleulo und Crlteher hist fall lu tho First Con gressional tight. Wo mil lee lhat all the counties canvassed by Itotitid at that time Imvo gone heavily against Iho Debtpasur. ltoiiud published an address lu the Richmond U7fTtn his friends In thu First district, calling on them ju tho recent contest to rally Tor Muhoiie.and denouncing tha MrCul loch bill as "A glgiiiilltf jrimq against tho rising generation "ami ii.HileHtrut-llve to the schools. Hut. outhiinllier hand. Dr. ItuRiier, superliiteudent of puuue instruction, ani tnaiituas tno "salvation or tho school",". Ilnth or tluu geiillemcn have been considered good public-school men, ami which Is right your correspondent will not attempt to determine, Ytstiux. tlio " I'nlrMi:teotloii In Louisiana. The Democrats claim that tho election In Louisi ana wa a perfectly fair one: that no Intimidation was usul ; lhat tissue ballots ucruathlnguukiiowii, and that a Democratic victory was scored by legiti mate means. To show that them U truth in tlio saying that " comparisons lire odious," we will make a few comparisons, giving tho returns from u.iiio of tho parishes in Iho lalo election and thu Democratic and Republican returns lu lt-70: Vote In 1870. Voto III 1879. - Dcm. Rep. to r. 'MaJ. Parishes. Returns, nclurna. S Dcm. Hep. Dem'Rcp. So 5 Vote. Vote. Vole Vole ? ? P Caddo l.mii.ew l.Mo-.'.crr d.'soi" Concordia... )7 2,.r2;t WDf-lXOt aW Madison.... KM 2.028 S2Si2M 2.21'.' Niltchllochc l.TU'i 3.nt 1,118 2.092 Slfi Oticliltit .... l.bld 7KI III!) 71.1 1,!7iJ 11 l.'.if.i Red Rlvrr, . till 832 112 81 fd.1 Richland... fsV, 277 101 120 1,110 Tcnsssi 461 .12117 JC 1 3.2(17 1,011 210 lJl'iR Terrebonne 1,387 l.tflt) I.SS!) l.Wi!) 900 Pt. Coupee.. 1,082 1.0S7 1.0S3J 1.087 100 TlMKM 10,2o8l j 1 Il2,7t7 Theso returns aro taken from tbo New Orleans. 7mrs of Iho tith instant, und where Ihe voto is given sve give It. Tho llgiues need no comment. In thesu leu parishes, where, according to tho Democratic count, there was a Republican major ity lu ISo'.of S.i'.lt and a Democratic voto or only Ri,tlt8, wo have this year at Ibe Wr (I) uud quiet (I) election a Democratic inaJnrMr-f 12.747. "Tlifl Democrats or lullnna must be Tools, or think that thu people of the Uultrd States are, If they suppota that these Inures will bo accepted as tho result of a " rolr" election. It may have been a "quiet" one, but It was the quiet that reigned In Warsaw when Sitwarrow had ilnlshed his butcheries. Tlio Mil'lia Kxelteuieut. Vnvrnuna, Mb, Deo. 8. Jndgu Virgin, upon tho agreement of tho parties, has consented to conduct u hearing In tlio mandamus casu against Secretary oTSIalu Hot e, at Ihe capital, oil thu loth Instant. The coutt will not finally ndjourii here uutll this cusu ts disocd of. Aiait'im, Mk., Dee. 8. Petitions from various cities uud towns in Iho Stato were presented to thu (iovcrnor und rounoll to-day, urging tho necessity of Invcst'gatlng tho charges made by Charles 11. Round, A Letter from Senator Ilnyiird. Nkw Yoitit, Dee. S. In connection with a me morial of business men of New York tu lavorof tho bill for withdrawing Ihu Ugal tender quality from grceiiliacks, the llbifil publishes the tollowlug ex tract from a letter recently received by Mr. J.S. Moore from Senator llayuid : "It ts not hostility to Ihe South that makes tlio North solid; It la uppreheiisluu, lest unwise and ridiculous administration of the liuauccs should jnjuro Northern proporly and Investments. No In strument Is so dangerous us a lcgul-tcndcr paper currency tha rvdccmabllUyof which maybeendan gctcd. I do not cam half so much for party success In this connection (although I value it incjihtblv) as I do for the givut sx-rvlco it would be ioour w hole country and tho geuera'J-ia Ki buccced us." 1'KXHYLVAXlA JtlOV CASUS. AJ.I of the I'eiidlug liidlrtmoiita QiiiiNlied. HaiikisiiUiio, l'A., Dec. 8. Judge Pearson tills afternoon read 11 decision lu couit quashing the Indictment against Alexander W. Lehcnrlng, ouo or Ihe alleged riot bribers. The decision rules that the evidence ofTercd under Ihe motion to quash In dictment was proper, and thai he idea or abs le nient was not necessary. This slrliially quashed ull the Indictments, but ills believed that Mew bills will be scut to the grand Jury. Counsel will meet next Monday to determine 011 a day oil which tho evidence will bo heard on it motion to quash tlio Indictments against IxKenrlng. C.tlll.i: SFAJtlCS. lli'.RM.v, Deo. 9. It is reported lu Russian circles here (but the condition ot the Ciarlua has greatly Improved. Mapiiiu, Deo. 8. Honor Ilerrera has fulled to form 11 now ministry, and thu king has requested Seuor Cauuvas Del Castillo to uudcitulcu thu lusk. London, Dec. 1). Tho J).T Uerllu correspond ent announces that tho Ueimuu government will Immediately resume sales of Ua tin erlluns silver. London, Dec. 9. The .Mimlunl'a Uerllu uoire spouduut reports that close to lliu Odessa ruilwuy station thruo mines filled with gunpowder and ultru-glyccilno have been ill-covered. Moscow, Dee. 8. There Is a well-founded suspicion that 0110 of tho principals concerned lit the plot against tliodnr's life by tlio explosion here lust week Is u returned cjtivlct Irum Siberia. ItOMK, Duo, 3. The ufu'ta has ro.ison to be lieve that all uiidcrstJiidliirT on tho Circuit frontier and Kgrpllau qumllous h.u bjjii arrived at by the guvcrumciits at Uerllu, Vicuna and Ko-10. I'estii. Deo, 8. The clly of tlrassaortolu, Hun gary, which was Inundated by the uveillow of the Kores river, linow out ot danger. Since Sunday other IlooJs havu been reported lu Transylvania, London, Dec . A dispatch to the Ihuly Xmi from l.urnuca rerls lhat the cattle plague has biokcnoutou thu Island uf Cyprus, Saveial ani mals liava died, aud considerable alarm la felt lest the disease spread. Paiiis, Deo. 8. M, Loon JChollcau had a private. Interview with President Ulevy today and pre sented a petition from Inhabitants of New Orleans lu favor of the avablhhtneut of a lino or steamers between Havre and Now Orleans. M.'Chotlcau pointed out tho advantages of u French Hue or steamer touching at llaliliiioro. Tho petition will be submitted to a cabinet uouucll. M, Choltcail sails lor America front Havre on the 20th Inst.- XtSliKOHA I'JllV SUJZtlAKV. Tbo loss by the great fire at Troy, N, Y., on Sun day, w as Jluu.tHW. Insurance IIMJM). Nathan Creenlleld Is to bj hung at Synusilsu, N. Y 011 Friday, for tho murder of his wile. YehShu-Tung, secretary of tlio Chinese Minister Chlu-lJtii-Pln, died tit Purls November 30. Patrick (IIHUpio was run over mid fatally Injured by a rallruad train at Pala Alto, Pa., yesterday, Charles McCiiu was burned to death at the iksse mcr steel works, at llcthluhcm, Pa., by a heat of steel. TlioHono court-marllal at Dcatlwocd adjournod kino die alter thu delivery or it lengthy argument In his own dvrensu by Major Reno. Imiilol Seniles (colored) has been seutouced to be hung ut Oswego, N. V., January 21, 1k), lor lliu murdui of FJUildgeO. Uowly (wfilto). Judge Powers, of Vermont, ha! rendered a da elsloii ii'iulu.l the Samollu Valley railroad, which secure 'the laborers ts.oo'J or wages uvirduu. Tho Mercbants' National Uauk of Kaii!m City, Mo , commenced bu:inas yoslcrday, with an nu thoriied capital of JI.WO.M), one-tvitrvu paid up, THE UTES SURRENDER. Their Trial at Washington Made a Condition. Tholr Terms; Not Yet Accepted by tlio flov- criiitiout Last Day or tho Hitting or tho Commission A I hilllliirr Scene III the Asency llillldlng-A Mo- lnmit of Suspense Ourny'a Answer Courorenco Hero, Tyillliic; l Stand Trial In Washington. Los PinOj Afinxcv. Dec C The following an swer to tho demand of the commissioner has Just been delivered by Ouray: "Wi-wlll dollver, ror trial Douglas and those Indians engaged In the manatrOor Meeker and his einployre-s,'provlded they are tried. Ill Washington, 'the people of Colorado arcjiot friendly, and fair trial hero or lu Nesv Mexico la' not to be expected," Runners lutve jiut started byonler of Ouray to bring in those Indians called for by the commission. ATelf-gnini from Oenpral llntch. A telf-prnlu from (t(.isr,ll tlnli-tr. nn.jilil.,nl nf thn L Vie Commission, dated Los Plnos. December 6, 6 p. mauu rcceivcu oy cecretsry oe'iiurz yesieruay says: Tlio Indians havo given tlioir answer. They Mill surrender the guilty parties If lliey can be tried In Washington. They believe that tliey can not havo a fair trial lu Colorado or Now Mexico 1 that tlie people or Colorado are, all their enemies. The While lilver chiefs leave lo bring the parties demanded. Wo wait your decision belore leaving." At a late hour last night. Secretary' Schuri stated that the matter required rurthcrconslder.itlnn, and that 110 reply could bo scut to Cieueral Hatch until to-dny, An Exciting Scene nt tho Agency, Denver. Cot-. Deo. S. Special dispatches to tha Denser Tntiune from Iis Plnos, dated the Dili, rep resent that Saturday wllnessed some decidedly an imated occurrences at the commissioners' nuetliig. Alter Jack had declined to Inform tha commis sioners what lmlluus had been concerned In the While River miusacre, tho Indians retired to Ouray's house to debuts what course to pursue. No Indian appeared at Ihe agency until Saturday, but they seem to Imvo been engaged at Ouray's In con ducting Iho wildest dances, and lu muklng llery sin-eelu"!. A mini was sent from tho agency to' uuraya wnn leca lor ma horses or tlie Indians and discovered from the noise on ihe lusldo lhat the Indians were greatly excited. What lie saw of them were bedecked In feathers And warpaint, and he was so frightened that lie turned burl: and did not deliver thu bay. On Saturday at noon (ho Utes came into tho agency uud took seats Inside Iho nc.cncy building. Jack Colnrosv unit twelve other While river Ules uud, of course, Ouray (having been nmong tho In dians) were present. When tlio Indians and com missioners had taken seats General Hatch ad dressed tho Indians, selling forth the full demands of thu commissioners, their right lo mako the do mrnds.und tlio patience already exercised w lib IheUlei. "Today," he said, "Is your last chalice. Wo will wait no longer. Wo want your final an swer, und wo want no evasion." The list or the Utes charged by tlio agency women wllli hiking part In thn massacre was then read, ami the ques tion put by General Hatch: "Wilt you surrender the men whose names ino in this paper to l- tried, and ir guilty, punished; and ir Innocent, acquit ted?' 'Ihe question si-as put twice, and aflera consultation evasive answers were returned both times. When iho question was repeated tho third tlmo Ouray replied, without consulting the other Utes, "How do wo know that theso Indians you uumc were at tMiito river aline lime or tne massacre, or, au,,t If t li.tu u'.irn f lifim m .In lift, t limp ,1,,.,. ,,.nA concerned In II. These women mention names which came first lo their lips, whether they knew them to have been present or not, Wc cannot de peihftipou what they say." "Thallawhat wede (lend on," said Clenerul Hutch. (ichcrid Adauistheiiaddressed tholndlans, mak ing a speech of over an hour's duration, saying, among other things, that the CommlsHloucrs did not want lo punish Colorow, Jack and others who took part In the Thoniburgh right, but the cow ardly dogs who participates! in the inassacroor the uunrmed men at the agency, closing by saying; "We want thote Utes and we will have them.'' Tho Indium had a consultation In alowtonoof volco among them'elvcs.btitdld not seem Inclined to reply at nil. When General lintels again rose and asked If tho cull I' Indians were lo be sur rendered, saying he had made the last appeal, no one moved or snokr ror a lew moments. When Colorow lighted a big "pipe or pcaco'Voch Indian present drew his kullu and laid li on his knees, the question ol peace or war Iieing tho ono pundlng. Colorow then paisod thu pipe to ibe next man, wilhout smoking, and it went around the circle. When the circle sius Ilnlshed he Jumped to his feet, straightened up to Ills full height, pulled his bell around until thu knife sheath was lu front, and snatching his knlro out threw It quivering aud ringing Uou Iho Door. In Bluntly every Indian present laid his hand upon his knife orplstol. tlio whiles following their ex umplo. The two parties stood flouting uud defying each other for some moments, each waiting for Iho other to make a forward move, 'Ihcro were but six while men In the room, wlulu tha Indians numbered twcnly-llvo, though there were llftccu soldiers in uu adjoining room. Finally, Ouray spoke : " Wo cannot give up thosu Indians unless lliey aro tried in Wiishlngtoii. They must not bo tried ! Oiorudo. Ihu Coloiado people are all cur Ci-rr.ies, and to glvethem up U)b? tried in t.-i-, ?ato would lie to surrender them lc Z. 'SIli who would hang them. Wo will ir.T.f. tooso twelve men here for you to K.t:S"lhcn those whom you decide gull!) shall be taken to Woshliigtou, and the President shall determine their guilt or innocence. Douglass will have to go; we know he was lu Ihe White River troubles, and j on shall decide who else. Upon this condition, and no ctber, will wo surrender Ihu thirteen men.'' Thw-hiuf vnoko with ureal arrotrance and bold. ncss. Ouray added that It would require about a week 10 tiring me men in, General Hutch loldblin ho accopted the proposi tion as tar as bringing the mcu lu was concerned, lint as to taking Ilium to Washington hu would have flirt to telegraph Secretary Schurz Uf get per mission to do so before bo could agroo to tako the Indians Fast. Colorow and Jack ucrolminedlaicly d!palchud to biing In the twolvo named, Including Douglass aud Pcrsuue. They raid they would return In live dass. After they bad gone Ouiay again siokc, reiterating his stuleincul that the Dies could not get Justice in Col. orado. and could inly gel it lu Washington. "You there, said Ouray, meaning (ieueials Hatch and Adams and their legal adviser. Valols. " are all my enemies. I am ono against tluee. You halo me. You tno nil Colorado or New Mexico men, and a French devil. I have not one friend among you. You wouldn't give mo Justice, and that Is why I wauttogo to Washington where 1 can haveat least one friend," run urns Musruo. An Intoiostlug Interview Yesterday. Senator Hill and Representative llclford had a long Interview with Secretary Schurz yesterday on the Uto question. '1 he Secretary expressed hlm.soir as being exceedingly anxious to secure the re moval of ihu Utes, aud open up their couuliy to tho exploration of tho mines, lie conceded tho late outbreak had furevor chained tha relullun ot the Ults to the whites In Coloiado, Personally hu desired their removal to Ihu Indian Territory, bin thought that ellort would be dllUciilt to accom plish. Ho said on no principles could the prcrent reservation be continued In Its present slzo. 'I bu propriety of locating the Utes on the Valley ol the White Riser, giving each 100 acres or agri cultural laud, and opening up thu remainder ul tho country to exploration was discussed at length. .Messrs. Hill and liulfuid said that nothing could budono unless tho Indians wuru dhaiincd aud placed under the supei vision of a mllllary force. Commissioner lluj I suggested locating Ihcinlli Uncompaghio county If they could not bo soutto tlio Indian 'lorrllory, which placo he thought they might lo be sent to, All agreed that If they weru located ut cither point lu the State above men tioned uud disarmed user 11,000,(100 acres of laud ill Iho present reservation would be thrown upon to sclllers. ; It was ilnally agreed lhat the Vto ehlels he (nought here at once, aud ncirollutlons begun looking to their removal. Falling In that, a vast reduction In the present reservation will bu m ado. The Joint resolution otlercd by Mr, I lilt lu tho Scnato yesterday will be Introduced In Iho House today by Mr. llclrbrd with certain modifications, In order to avoid strong opposition Irum Southern members to the rcmuval ot Iho Utwi lo the Indian Territory, Ixaviug Secretary Schurz, Messrs. IliU and Uellord culled on Hon, Alfred M, Scales, chalrmuu or the House Committee on Indian All.ilrs, and discussed thu subject ulth him atgreat length. General Scales said that the reservation ought to be opened up to minors; lhat be was lu favor ot it, but that all Uto Southern members wore opposed to sending the Utes to the Indian Tcrrl toi y. because at no distant day that Tenltory would be opened up to the whiles. He earnestly asked If Inn delegation could not agreo upou giving tlio lltcu a small reservation in Colorado on agricultural Grounds and keeping llu-in there, Senator Hill and Mr, flolferd said Ihuy would only agree lo their continuance In Colorado at all on the express condition that Ihu miners should havu the right to explore the wlioio country ror uilhciaU. It was lurlher agreed that to dayut loul'l o'clock Mr, Uellord should appear before be com mittee uud argue tho wholo question. Polio,! Iudluiis In Now Yoik, York, Deo. 8. A pilvato reception was New 51 re u to the Ponca Indiana to-night at the rest eiiceof Joslah M. l-'lsk. an Fifth avenue. Ocnornl Clinnt doing lo Indianapolis To-dn7. Cmr-loo Dnrt. A ( Ipiirnd flrant took luncheon with tho members or the Itosioh and Chicago clubs this ancruooti. He will in tlio morning lenvo lor I ii d In nn pol!.. .If. I,f sscps (lone In Asplnwnll. St. M..-itiii rii.i- a Vl.eoiiiit lj.ons. the pro moter or Ihe Panama Shlpeanul scheme, lias sailed ror Asplnwall. He sis accompanied by his wire, three children uud fifteen other imtsons. Ir,,,,,. ',.t-mta I tr.ll-nit. lUus-tx, N.S., Iiec. a-Whllc Hlchool Writ) ton, of Kniernld Isle, his dutiiilitcr Castle ami sou Love), and Jacob Sears, were going to church yesterday lu a boat, tlie craft upset and all were drowned. Huron! li-iitttd n Nissv Trial. III.Sh(UHI.ni,l.lU, H.-IIMJ vvill.vi .-,u-..,o to-day handed dou u la decision lu the rase of Hi I rnrd, convicted oflhc murder of Judge Klllott, Tho decLslou or the lower court ts reversed, aud Huron! is grained a new trial. Hlrltin or Factory Hands. PiTTsriElJ). Mass.. Dec. 8. The weavers andsnln- ners m S. N. ti C. Ilus-cl's woolen null struck to day ror an adtauco of one cent a yard ror their work. 'Iho demand was refused, and Die strikers left Iho lactorjr. The proprietor say they will not yluld, Sulrtdn from .Vft-lanchnly. ('nKTt..SNP, N. Y.. Deo. i Kdgar F. llrown. for-mi-rlv a resident of New York cllv. cpinmlt'cd sui cide in this place this morning by slumilng. Uo placed the lnuszlo or it shotgun at bis breast and rearhlug forward pulled Iho trigger. A tit of mel ancholy is presumed to have led to the rush act. Flouting .11111 Horned. St. Lnt-is, Dec. 8. The flouring mill of Samuel Hill A, Uro..ul New Athens. 111., was burned to day. Iiss on mill and machinery, f'J.'i.onu; Insured ior57.uoo. i ne mill contained uctween tai,vui nuu onjinu bushels of wheat and some Hour, valued at about (2A,ucu, on which there is us no insurance. CliresL- Sta latlcs. Utics. N. Y., Dec. 8. The I'llca Cheese Board of Trndu held lis annual incclliig to ihiy. According In Secretary Gilbert's report, the trade of the st-usou nf ISTyamounleil toJl.lSS.OOO. Thu average price ror the whole season Is about HV. cents. I lie amount of iliccso sold was upwards or B.CW.OOO pounus, Itutli'oiid Xeiirty Compltod. Cintinnati, Dec. 8. To-morrow tho paitlcslay. lug rails on Ihu Cincinnati Southern rullioad will meet about seven miles beyond New riser, Scolt cnunly,Tcnn.,'.sJ miles from Cincinnati and 1:17 miles from Clultaiiooga, Iho prcsoeellvu termini or tho road. Tho rormal opening will probably take placo before Christmas. Arrest of Counterfeit rs. Nkw York, Dee. A. Iho Sccrcl-Servlcc oillccrs on Saturday arrested Matlhuw RooucyiHugliCurry uud James A. Clark on a charge of dealing In and passing counterfeit trado dollars, with which tho clly has been Hooded Tor the past mouth. Ihe prisoners were taken before the unlled States Com missioner lo-day, when Rooney was held for exami nation in 310,000 ball and Clark and Curry each In Jo.OOO ball. Religious I'cud In Cuiiadn. Ottawa. Ont., Dec. 8 Indignation meetings have been held hero by the Irish Catholics of this clly, growing out of tha religious .sulfate which lias been ror some time going on between W, II. Naglc, editor. of the Ottawa llcraltt, a Catholic organ, and tlie bishop uf the Catholic church. It has been found lieces-ary to place a guard over the Ihinl'l odlce to prevent lis being dumolUhcd, Mr. Naglc has received many threatening letters. TIiu circulation of the paper has quadrupled since thu conflict began. Kontuohy Itrgulntnr. Cincinnati, Deo. 8. Advices from (Irayson. Ky stato that nn Saturday last three hundred Klllott county "regulators" visited ClUly creek settlement, svhore they captured four petty thieves charged wllli baru-hurnlng, named Pharls and Leunder McParlanc and James aud John Mudlon. Lcauder McFarlane. showing fight. sra shot, probably fatally. Phaiis was whipped, but refusing lo con fess, ho wusstiung up to a tnu tin til nearly dead, when he yielded and gate tho names of a large number of outlaws. Tho " regulators " completed their work by whipping tho Madlou brothers un mercifully. Tho Shnotlntr of Stsrgoiint flresliiirn. Ottciwa.Ont., Dec. 8. A special dispatch from Ilallleford lu the Norhwest Territory slates lhat Constable Grcyburn, of Ihu mounted tiollrc, whoso body.srus round recently near (,'jpicss Hill per forated with a number ot bullets, s us shot on tho Olll lilt, while driving a band of callle. Ills borso svasalho found dead, wllli ubiillet-wntind, nearby. It Is generally thought that the shooting was done by Indians. An Investigation is gnln; on. Colonel Smith has suocsslullv lulscd three cilc panics or mounted riflemen ana two c:-iuTJ;:;es of lufanlry In tho Norlhwesl TcrrUcn. u hlcli has been supplied with arias atts; aminunlllon. South Ciii-olliiit Railroad Suit. Ciiahi.kston.S. t:..Dec 8. Tho case of the South Carolina railway was before the United States Cir cuit Court this morning, on a motion for a full hearing ami dual decrca on which an appeal to Ihe Supreme Court might bo based. Thu molloti was opposed, and the court refused lo grant it on tha ground llial no tlual decrie could be made until all tho creditors hud been called In. An or. der will bo giautcd lo-inorrow appointing a referee before whom the creditors will be summoned to prove their claims, and Ihe easo will Iks presented lor final hearing at tho April term. An older was granted to-day permilllug tha receiver of tha road to tender bills of the Haul: of Iho Stato or South Carolina m payment or Stale taxes, and to litigate tho points or law raised, DulijiiM'ii'fi l'nlr. Nl.w YonK, Dec. 8. This evening tho second annual International dairy fair was loroially opeued at the American Institute building In the prrsencu of a large number of visitors. Colonel It. M. Little presided and announced Ihoreculpl of a telegraphic dispatch from ex-Clot uruor Sey mour, who svos to have delivered the opening address, stating his Inability lo ho present on ac count or Illness. He then Introduced Mr. V. II. Thnrber, president or tho association, who spoko at soino length on dairy Interest, of this cuuutry as compared with other countries. Mayor Cooper also made a brief address. In which ho formally declared the fair open. Tho display of cheese and butler from various sections or thy countiy Is ex cellent. UOOV NAMAIlITAXa. l'roeeodliigs of tlio Hoard of Aluiincoi. ot tho dilution's Hospital. The board of managers of the Children's Hos pital met at tho residence of Mr. F II. McClulrc, No. CI4 K street noi Ihwesl, last night, lor the pur pose of discussing ways and muuns for fostering this deserving charity. The annual report or tho bo.pltal board made a vert- grutllilng exhibit, showing the number or children treated lu tho hospital lo have been ISO and patlenu Healed lu the dispensary, or as they aro called, "ouldour putlents," 1,-joi Tho report stated thai the number treated in ino uospnai uist year was lorty per cent, more than during any year since tho oiguiilsatlnu of iho society. The mortality had been small, llfly per cent, of tha deatlu tielng Ironi diseases which weru regarded as Incurable. The sanllury aud hyglciiio condition of tho huspllul wus excellent, which was iluu in a great measure lo the cltbrts of Iho board of lady vlsllors. who had bcou untiring lu their devotion to Iho children under treatment III the hospital waids. .Ml Ihu medical attention had been given free, ns no solary or fees were paid any physician motllccr or tbo hospital, ortho 18D putlciits lieu led in tho hospital S, were discharged cured, li:i Improved, 8 iinlmpiutcd uud l!7d,cd. The total number or prescriptions prepared III the hospital and dispensary was l,3ltl, lliu report or tbo treasurer, Mr, V. U. Meduire, placed the re ceipts during tho year olSS.W.'i.ui, and expendi tures K7.8S1.13, leaving a balance or 011 61. Iho election for otllcors of the board lo serve during the ensuing year icsiiueu us lonows; rrv.iucni, H. V, Nlles; sltr-prcsidcut, M. W. flail; secretary, R. Fendall.aud treasurer, F. II. McUnlru, Tbo nowly-t'lccied president then announced tlie standing conuuilteusfur the) ear, which uruiu folluw s ; Finance Messrs. T, J. Flslier, I'. U. McOnlre, L. J. Davis, J. II, Savlllo and II. Scuikcn. Property Messrs. J. C. Harkucss, It, C, Fox and T. J. Flslier. Legislation Messrs. It, Kendall, L. II. Kauffiiian, M. W. Ualt, ami Drs. Ullftt, Ciarntlt aud lVllok, Visiting Messrs. Fox, l'ollok mid Mattliews. Prlullng Messrs. Kaulfiiiau and Hsvllle. Upon motion tlio following uppolutments at the hospital were made : Resident physicians Dr. S. S, Adams; lirsl assistant, Dr. Mallau; second a.uist ant, Dr. Dunn; matron. Mrs. Toners, and out-door physician, Dr. Aukrr, The following were added to the board of lady vlllor.-. Mcs-tamusClilltcndeii, Moullon, Murray, tutllii, Whitney, Stuue, Stetiua, I'.UUji, lxiv is Mnrguii. Stocking, I arris, Ta lor and Ray, A coaiiiiiinlcatilou was lead from Ihe bourd of lady iiianat-ers, statlni that tboy intended to glvo a "Kettledrum" for the benellt ol Ihu lio.pilul and inviting tboco-vpuialioii or thu board. The chair uuuoimctd that tho annual ball would be liven January 8 at Masotilo Temple, alter w hli'b. the board adjourned and parluok of a collallou prepared for Ihi'in by Mr, Mcuulro. THE COLD HAND OF DEATH A Member of iho Houso Suddenly Smitten. Ooinlso ol Hon. Alfred 31. Lay, or Missouri, Mm Its of Respect by tlio Two Ilruncliea of Congress-Action of Iho Stnto Dolegullnn-Itesolutlons Adopt- od 'Iho I'uuoinl SpivIcos To he Hold To-dny. Sudden Drntl. onion. A..SI.r,,.y, nf.StlssnuH. Coiigressman Iaj. of Missouri, died at his roomi ' "i National Hotel jestcrday morning at 19 (i clock. He has been In feehlu health soino llnio past. Two years ago he was affected with sun. sirokowhllo engaged lua heated political discus sion. He rrcorcied from It, but last ) cor when lie. was making his canvass for Congress he Tc It Ilia l-rtectsorit again, und he svos so prnstratt-tl that Iks was brought on lo Washington lu especial car hav lug a bed arranged for his omrorl.(oastomako up the number ncccsary to ctes-t a Democratic Speaker, boon aftor the uiecllna- of the extra ses sion ho went lo tho Hot Spring p? Arkansas, ivheio ho n-iiiabied some time, receiving "considerable benclll rrom the treatment ho rcreitod. i. r?ii''imoi "? '?' ",0 P'esont session OfCoiigren! ,;,i1Hl"'l!"l'1"f0, 'Us arrival, luu not been very well, and Sunday night ot 10 o'clock was sttlclou wllh paralysis and died ycstorUay mom- Iho House adjourned Immediately arter the readlnc or the Journal, and lliu Speaker apiHliitc.l ', r'7.rk'i,,"'ourl: Mr. Morrison, or Illinois; ? J' J!."1! ofohlu! Mr. lllngbaui. of IVimsylvania; Mr. Chalmers, or Mississippi; Jlr.Calklns, or In diana, and Mr. Hyan, of Kansas, as a committee on the part of Ilia House to superintend tho rnncrsl ceremonies and to acipmpany Hie b(ly to Us final resting place. Thu Senate apisiluled Mr Vest, ol Missouri; Mr. Klrkwo.).!, or lmislanu. and Mr. "alkvr. or Arkansas, us a committee on the part of the Senate. Mr. Lay was born In Missouri and at the lime of Ms dentil was only limy-three years of uge. He had U-eu practicing law since 18.-.7. aud during; President iluchaiian's time was I'nlted Slau-e D.slrlt.t.Alloniey for the Western District or Mis souri, lie entered the Confederate army ut the outbreak or the rebellion and served until thoond ortliowur. lie was a member of tha Slate Consti tutional roiivcnllon in 187.V and was elected lo the loily-slxlh Congress, taking thu place or Hon. '1 nomas T. Crlllciiden. Alter Uu adjournment or Congress Ihe Missouri Congressional dclentioti held a meeting ror tho purpose ot taking appropriate action concerning the dcatli or their colleague. Mr. Uiy. licpreselitatlse Wells presided, and Hie lotlowma; roulutloiia. prepared by a committee con-bliiig of Messrs. Huckiicr, Clardy and Frost, were uuaul mously adopted: ItevJied by tho Senators and KeprrsentiUlTPsur tlie Stato or Missouri in tho Forty-sixth Conga-, '1 hat In the untimely death or Ihcircollcugtic, llisn. A, M. laiy. (hey hat e lost an aiuhihli. and rc-pcclis! frleilil and coadjutor; his .-statu a talented andfallh rul representative; Ida rumlly a Ix-lovcd and loving husband and father. Hint llii-r ofTer to Ills cllllcled family lliu most sincere and heartfelt sympathy lu the unexpected bereavement which thus deprives them or their guardian aud protector. 7,'cso.W, That a copy or thesu resolutions bo pre sented lo the family of tho departed uud that tbo same bo published in lliu public press. In deference to the wlshc or lliu widow. It ivaj decided Unit no scrvlcee should bo held at the Capllol. Ilrlcf funeral services will be held at the National Hotel at 7.Wo'clock to-dny, ami the body will leave at 0.60 by the Ualtliuoru & Ohio tallmad. Mm. Lay was wllli lier husbund when lie died, nml is deeply distressed at Ihu terrible shock. The brother ol Ibe dead CoiiKressm.iu, who re sides lu New York, arrived here yesterday. Tho remains will be taken lo Jefleison City Tor Inter ment. ir7;ft j'ou tiik uisTuicr. ltepoltof the Seniitu Dlstilct Coniiiiiltoe on Iho HutUeot. Senator Harris, Chairman of the Senate Commit tee on tbo District or Columbia, submitted a reisirt to Ihe Senalo yesterday regarding Ihu wuler supply ror Iho District. 'I he llrst part or the report Is de votod to a review ot Ihe establishment anil cost of Ihe present waterworks and their ujnjiailmis sinus 1S74. It isshosvu lliat lu twenty leading illlea of this country theateiHgednily coiuuiuplloii bs each person Is lllty-elght ami a-lmir italltui, while In Washington uud lieorgetown the average U U'.u culluiis, 'Ihe committee statu lhat an uverugu do-llc-ryof'.'0,o(),isi gallons per jny Is the iiiuxlnuint that can bu safely relied iiihio irum ihu Him. n.i- . now lu use, which would bu an amide ..ipply ir equally distributed user the clth r 'nnhlngtoii iinuiieorgciowii, mis caniio-, do jonual pieseiit unless mure ruiuiss are put (u woikoi mom nairr brollg It from the Peb..ais rlvrr In ,,,.(... I. out the latter . nam across the river at Ihu (treat l'ill.s ts,s7i absuluto necessity. The exleiulon ol tho vonuuit irom me lisiriununx rusei volt pi I lie high giouitds iioilh ol Wasliliigtou, ami there building a distributing refers oir, connected by Hues of mains wllh the city dlstrlbutioii-plpe.., is Muted to be tl-o lat soliiltou ol the problem hos lo supply CuplU4 Hill and other high poitloiis of thu District sum water. The esiluiaied cost of laylnn a main tlm-a feel In dlamclei and L'S.UuO lcs-t lung from thu dis tributing rescrvoli to Stanton Place uu Capitol IHU la 8.108,018. The District Cumiiil.v.loners and Jtucral Meigs concur In recomiiieodlng Ibe extension of Ihu con duit pints, their only dlflerrnce being as tu tbo point to which It should bu extended. The Commissioners recommend the building of a large rescrv oir north of tho clly aud east of Seventh street, to bu connecledy a tour-reel main alone New Jersey avenue with Ihu principal uiuliis which. host radiate tioui the vlciullior 1, and CI strcuU. '1 lie estimated cost or ihe pllrns proposed by the Commissioners is Hl.sod.Ml.Ol. Cieueral Meigs' plan proposed tlie extension ortho conduit lo the high grounds near Tenth und Unuudary streets, but the plan by which ho pro posed lo distribute Ihe water through Ibe clly had features dlllcrlug esseutlally from any other plan proposed (but lliey commended tlielil-ehe. to ttia committee as uorlhyof serious cousldciatlou. Do sides, the cost of his plan wus estimated at S07.5.1KX). Ancrslallug that lliey hail rare frilly considered ull Ihu plans submitted tolliem.tho commiitet- lecoiu. mended the completion or thu Potomac lUiunnd the extension or the conduit to the hljh gioiiud north of lliu clly, u lib (Le necw ary main conuea tlons, as the best means of securing ahundniit prrs cut unit future supply ofuateito Waslilnglon and lieorgetatrn. The quuutii) of wutcr llnis sccurid XT 111 beeiial tout; tho necessities of I he public He porlracuu, fountains ami the puople. 'Ihu com mittee conclude that (he quulliy of thu I'olomae water cannot bo gicntly Improved nn.es.s hv soino process ofllllruiloo, und they present a phiu'nf ('ul onel Cascv's for lltciin- aud clarllyiiu ihu isalcr at an estimated cost ol sUKMOii. and Ihu csllmalcd annual oxpensi- or maintenance and attendance is set down at i.s. i7o. Il Is generally bcl'cst-d thai Ihe roniuinicndatlun ot ihucummlllcowtll becouciiiied lu by thu Senate. UUlt ntPLUMUX. Throo Mutches nt llennlngs' To moii-osr, The Columbia Itllle Assoclutlisn will open iluve rllluconicsts o.monosr ost-mesuayi ai the Run nings range, as lollows : ,t II o'clock a. in . a short-rnngM match, an and nun yaiils, oil-hand, ten shuts each distauto. any rlllu under the rules, entrance fco SI, open to all comers, lu this match three polnls will bu allowed thosu who shoot mlllliiry rillcs wllli rirulalloit sights and trigger pull, Tlio llrst prlro will bo an oxtra flnlslied Ueuiinglon military rule, full regu lallon In ull respects, it having been prcsciitod lor this contcstjiy Colonel. I, O. I' lturnldo, invsldcnt ol tlio club. Second prize, lllly jjr cent, of Uio entry money : third prlro. thirty per cent, and fourth prize, twenty tier cent. Second match will open at 1 o'clock p. m, on the long ranges. It svlll be a sub-crlptlou match. SI enlrouce fee, 800, BOO and l.OOO yards, any rlllo under the lilies, llfleeu shots each distance. Tho first prlzu will bu filly percent, oflbociilry money: MCoud prise, thirty percent.; Ililrd prise, twenty ir cent, If Iho contestants ideeldebcl'uru llrlnt Iit-eln9 In this match. It luav bo ooiinu.d no thn regular season badge match, with fifty cents en trance fee. 'Iho third match will open at 'J p.m. It will be a special military match, all rillcs not full regula tion lu sights and trigger-pull to lc excluded- -.too and 300 yards, ten shots each distance, entrance fee tlUy cents. Pint prize, a neat little watch chain with a pencil rose attached, tbo srholuof very appropriate design, having burn contributed by a gentlemau connected with one or Iho Depart ments; second prize (My per cent, of tha entrance money; Ililrd prize, thlity per cent.; fourth priw, tsvunty per cent, , ... The I0::i0 it. in. and 1:.10 p. m. trains, llalllmor Si Potomac lallroal, will slop at llfiiulufi' Station. Lunch uud oilier rufrcshhu-uts can be procured on the ground. ... Mr, W. M, Farrow. Ihe chttiuplon shorbrango shot of America, nlio Is still lu thu city, will vlsrt thu llcuiilugs' range to-moi row and purtlolpato In one or more of the matches. ' o- - Thn tiigleis' Association. At tbo 10.Mli icguliir monthly mecllug of the Augleis' Association, held at Mr John lloucick'a, the following Pincers were dueled lo servo for Hie ensuing iur Dr. SiulUi Towiislieud, president; Mr, L. Oppeuheuuer vice-president, and Mr, Theodore Frlcbus, lucrclar; and treasurer.