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(M1 J F u rOL. XX NO. 34. WASHINGTON, D. 0., FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, 1879. FIFTY CENTS PER MONTH. LEGISLATIVE WISDOM. Work in iho Housos and Committoos of Congress. Oiion anil Kxccutlva Sessions or llio Sennto A Itrsl 1111 Moiulny House Mnclilnery Getting In Ituiiulns Order Tho Kclloge-Spofroril Cno Un warranted Publication Tlio Tindo-Muik. Tlio Two linns of Congress Yesterday. Yesterday va ndiill day In both Houses. In Iho Roiialotho only business of Importance was llio IntriHliiclloii or ft resolution by Mr, Allison, rrom Ih.lViminlllronn lliiltnn Atlnlri. aulhorl HIT the Secretary or tlie Interior, through n commission of five persona lobe unpointed by tlio President, to negotiate wnu me cite inuians lor men ivrntimi rrom Colorado, , , Mr. Allison explained the objectof tho rcsolullon and asked that It might bo acted upon at once, iu certain Indians or Inst trlbo wero expected In Washington ilnrliiK the bollday recess, and It was the desire of tlio Administration to nrrniiKO ror lliclr removal from Colorado at that time. Mr. Cockrell objected to Its present consideration and gave nollco that If tlicy proposed to rcmoyo Uieso Indians to the Indian Territory thtro would tip n hll Ipr nnnnsltlnn In tho tilll. Mr. Allison and Mr. Teller explained lliat llio clause nan ucen sincKCii om aiiinonzing incir re- tnnrAl tft thnt Tprrllnrv. Mr.Cockrcll then withdrew Ids objection to Iho measure, and an amencment having neon inseriou forbidding their rcinov alto the Indian Territory, Iho Tisoltillon was agreed lo. Tho next point or Interest w as tlie discussion upon tlio aptillittllon of Commodore W. II. Whiting for a pension. Tlio bill w as debated at soino IctiElli, Messrs. Cockrcll and 1-ogun iiiitogonMng It, aliening that It would set a precedent that a re tired army or nary officer had a right to a pension, which right they denied, Messrs Withers, Voorhecs and Ingalls spoke fn favor ofUi bdl, and pending Reconsideration tlie Eeuatc went Into executive session, and thcrtly thereafter adjourned until Monday. In the Houto the fortlflcatlon appropriation bill, approprlatliutS37ri,000 Tor theso works, was reported by Mr. linker, of Indiana, from the Committee on Appropriations. Ho gave notice that ho would call It up for consideration this morning. Mr. Hubbcll (Mich,), rrom the Commltteo on Ap propriations, also reported the ponslon bill appro priating 832,1 H.000 for Iho payinc-iit of pensions and arrearages for the coming fiscal j car, and gave notice that lie would ask Its consideration Immedi ately after the fortlflcatlon bill was disposed of, Mr. Manning (Miss.) offered a rcolntlon ror reference, calling on the Secretary of tho Treasury to rcpoit the number and amonnt of fraudulent claims paid by tho Treasury Department under au thority or section SiM, or the Revised Statutes, and what fraudulent claims had been paid from other appropriations slnco Juno 22, 1874. Mr. Singleton, from tlie Cominltlee on Printing, reported a bill uulhorlilng the printing of tho legis lation relating to public lauds ror the uto or the J-rtnd Commission, which was passed. Mr.Acklcu liitrodiucdabllllorrcfcrcncc,author Izlne tho President tn appoint a commission of en gineers to examlncthosurvc)of tho contemplated canal across the Isthmus or Panama. 'Iho llousa went into Committee of the Whole and resumed consideration of the bill of Mr. Mult, authorizing tlio unloading or foreign s,esscls nt ports of delivery. Aflerqulloft discussion between Mr, Wood, op posing the bill, and Ml, Itcagau, supporting It, it was iccmnmltted to tho Committee on Commerce. Set tral other bills were then taken up and con sidered without disposition, and about i o'clock tho House adjourned uptll to-duy at 12 o'clock, Tlie Kollogg-Spofrurd Cftin. The Scnato Committee on I'rlvIlcGcs and HIcc ttons will not tako up the Kcllogg-pollord caso till after tho ChrWmas liolldajs. Whllo the commit teo has not jet tlcllnllel decided what further tes timony will be taken, it is gonorally believed that no moro witnesses will bo called on cither side. Tho talk Willi several of tho Republican Senators develops the fact llicro Is very little Interest felt In the testimony taken, asthryliold that Mr, Kcl logg's case has been settled and cannot be disturbed, except for acts committed since his admission. An Unwarranted 1'ubllciltloii, Governor Kcllogg's attention haUng been called to the statement ill the Kicniiiji Utar of yesterday, that a Democratic member of tho Commltteo on Privileges and Klectlons had said the evidence uralnst him was so damaging that tho friends of the Senator would not dciciid him when It was made public, said last evening that ho could not believe that any member of iho committee had given utterauco to such an expression. All he de sired was that a few additional witnesses be called lu rebuttal, Including two or three members of the legislature, w hoso evidence could not bo piocured lu .New Orleans, Ho would then b ready to meet tho evidence taken by hiollord. He staled that there was no evidence now on tho record ullcctlng bis election save tho statements of four or five witnesses, and these Hutimcnts had been or could bo fully rebutted, Ikich of these witnesses had already been Impeached and their chiiractersshowu to be infamous. He said not a slnglo member of the lcglslatuia voting for him hud testified to any wrong act connected with his election, while a scoro or moie members, Including several who wero called by Mr, KpoRord, aU tosllllcd stiongly in Ms favor. Iho Senator said he did not fiar any evidence against him, and no Republican need fear It, as would abundantly appear when it was niado public. All ho asked was a fair hearing, and If this was accorded him the result would bo a complete vindication. He declared that not an allocation made bv PnofTord had been maintained by the Investigation by a fair consideration of the evidence. Senator Kellogg further remarked that ho had commented ruoie freely uion tho case than ho would havo done but for tho appcarnnco or what he considered an unwarranted publication putting n construction upon the evidence not possible to bo Justly entertained by any ouo who had heard or read the evidence so far taken. The Kxndns flout tho South. Mr. Shelley, of Alabama, ottered a preamble and resolution lu tho llousa scsterday, reciting that large numbers or citizens or certain Slates have been Induced through raise representations or cor tain persons to leave their homes ror tho purpose or emigrating to other 'States, and that they have railed lor want of hinds to reach their destination, and ate without rood or proper clothing, and pro viding ror the appointment or a select commltteo of live to Investigate the causes of such emigration, to sit dm lug the icccss, and to report such measures us the exigencies may require. T ho resolution of Mr, Shelley Is, or course, In tended to get somo sou of olllcial expression lu re lation to the negio exodus rrom tho Southern hutcs ror use in the coming Presidential campaign, The fact that these pcoplu are deserting their homes on account of the cruel treatment received Is attract ing such widespread attention that tho Southern politicians llud It neccssury to do something to counteract the Influence It Is having upon the Northern mind, and tliclrobjcct Is lo gather u mass of the sort of testimony which can easily be had In tho South, denying the storiesor crime and outrage penetrated iion these poor peonlo. A numbor or Republicans, jestcrday ex pressed thcmsolvts as ho lug lu favor of the n solution, but would not vole for It with tho preamble attached. More Clerks Wanted. Representative M'alt, of Connecticut, has offered a lesolutlou In the House, which is designed to promote inquiry as to tlio cause of the dclavs in procuring pensions, with a view to securing such Increase ol loree, If any Is needed, as will vnablo that bureau to lucllltato Its business, Mr, M'alt Is or the opinion that existing delays aro uuavoid aLlu under existing circumstances, and hence provision should be made ror uu tucreaso or clerical rorce. The Lusmess of lite new bureau for 11 week sums up at follows : Invalid army claims 1,932 Willows, Ac lot Navy claims 37 Did war 10 WarofI812 70 ltouiily land '.M Claims for Increuse. ,...,,,.,, 301 Applications for arrears.,,, "M Additional evidence) and reports (: Detrimental letters 381 Congressional Idlers e ft-3 letters or Inquiry...., l.Osl Miscellaneous lcttera , r,74'J Total claims S.KXi Letters and repoits ,,..... ,,,,. 13,17.! Utters scut out 8,780 Nominations, Tim Fresldont sent Iho following nominations to the fccnato jestcrday: John II. Seuer, of Virginia, to bo Chief Justice of Wyoming Territory: K, Ste phens, of Michigan, lobe register of Land Ulllce at Red Cloud, Mich.: J. C. Ilradlcy, or California, to icgl'tor of Land Olllco at Marjsvlllo, Cal, coum millions Tl le Senate jeslcrday confirmed John Hay, teluud, Ohio. Asslslant-becietary ol State, (lev placo of l'rcdcrlck W. beward, resigned, and Henry (', Harmon, of Madison, N. II., Second Auditor of tho licastny, lu place of C. i Herring, deceased, Ilxpoit 'lux nu Spirits. In the House yesterday, Mr. Morilson.of Illinois, repeated Irom tlio Commltteo u Wavsaud Means ft bill to rcllovo exporters of high vvlncs from tho iax on iiciicieucies, uuin r ino present law nign wines for export arc taxed on tho cuaramada at the time the goods leave tho bonded warehouse or mo mimicry, ucioro rcacning mo coasi mere is considerable of a loss by evaporation, leakage, Ac. Under this bill the exporter will only havo to pay tho tax on the amount shown at tho guago at tho port of exportation. Under tho old law It Is esti mated distillers or the State or Illinois alone lost upward or 560,000 yearly In deficiency lax, The bill passed tho llousa without opposition, aud will ixuuuuiy gei uirougu me ecuaio as cusuy, Mr. Monde's IMiicatlonnl Illll. Mr. Rondo's bill to aid the education or colored people by appropriating unclaimed bounties and pay or colored soldiers was brought up lu tho House Commltteo on rducatlon aud Labor yester day. Tho committee listened lo remarks by Pro fessor l'nv liter, of the ITsk University at Nashville, and by Dr. Harvey, of the Howard University at Washington, In advocacy or tho bill, Nothing further was said or done In committee In refer ence to tho bill, and It Is probahlo that final action on it will not bo reached until after the holiday recess. Contested r.leellim Cnscs, The Commilteo on Klectlons at their meeting yesterday agieed to take up the case of Donnelly against Washburn, riom tho Third district or Min nesota, on tho Uli of January next. The caso or llbby against Hull tho commltteo will hear on January II. A Fraudulent Establishment Tabooed. Tho Postmaster-General jestcrday issued an ordirtotho postmaster at New York forbidding tho payment of any postal money order to tho order of Simpson A Co. 49 llxchuiigo Plato Now York, and to return all registered letters directed to this Ilrm to the postmasters at tho olllccs where thoy were originally mailed. I no order was uascu upon tlio icport of a s'pecinl agent or tho Department, who leprc-onts thalSiinpson & Co. aro engaged in conducting a sohemo or dcvlco for obtaining money through the malls by means of falto and irauuuieui pietcnscs. A Vacant Went In tlio Onllory, rioth tho New York Associated Press and the National Associated Press have been assigned seals on the floor of tho Houso of Representatives, a privilege which has been cnlojcd by tho first named association since 1667. Mr. O. K. Harris, who has had Immcdlato charge of tho Congres sional buslncss'or tho National Associated Press ror mauy years, has by this arrangement been transferred from his seat In the reporters' gallery, which he has occupied for twelve years, to Die floor. This change Is or decided advantage to the l'rcig Association, but the correspondents will re gret the change, for Harris' desk lias been a sort of rallying point wncre mey couiu aivvavs icarn wnai had been going on In the llousa whllo they wero absent on othvr business. IlllllllglUtl hi litittlstlci. The Chlcr or Iho Ilurcau or Statistics furnishes the lollowlng Information, derived from olllclal re turns. In icgard to Immigration Into the port or New York : 'lhero arrived at the port or New York during Iho month ol November lb"9, 18,003 posengcrs, l.V-'Wof w horn w cro Immigrants. During tho corresponding period of 1878 the total number or passengers ar rived at tho port was 8,8fvj, or whom 0,802 wero Immigrants. 01 the total arrivals at the port during tho month ofNovcmbcr,1879,lhcrewcre: l'"roinDiglniid,3,ls7j bcotlaud,(,70; Mulct, 155; Ireland, l.JKJJ: Germany, :i,7.!l; Austria, 4tVI; .Sweden, 1,170; Norway, ti'.U; Denmark, 21'r, Franco. 228; Switzerland, 219; Italy, 1,511; Holland, IS.'; Russia, 82; Poland, 19; Hungary, lit: all other countries. 8.'. Tho arrivals at tho port or New York during the twclvu mouths ended November SO, 1879, as com pared with the corresponding period or 1878, were as follows: 1870. Citizens or the United states returned 31,782 Sojourners o.w. Immigrants 134,058 187H. 33,897 6,83d S1.2M "lH),988 Total 171,835 Tho "Star" Mnll Service. General Ilradv, Second Assistant Postmastcr Gcneral. savs. lu lelstlon to tho article In tho New York rur j cslerday morning, In rczard to tho Star service of tho l'astollice Department and tho deficiency in tho appropriation for that service, "that Congress may do as it pleases In Iho matter of making tho ap propriation asked by that Department lo cover tho ctclli lency. If tho appropriation Is not made the Star service must stop. That Is all there Is of It. If Congress and the people interested can stand It tlio Department can." Ucncral Brady further remarked that tho ap propriation was asked at the ruiuest of the delega tions or Arkansas, T'exa, Mississippi, aud other or 1110 POUiuwcHcrn ciaics, wncre mo people are larcely terved by this branch of Iho scrvico. Touching tho Insinuation of the 7Vm' artlclo thatthcre isaiivlhlng reuiarkablo in the matter, tho Ucncral savs that the books of tho Department are open lo Inspection, that every dollar can be accounted for, and he would 111,0 to hav e Congress men exainlno them tn order to see how last the mall service eats 1111 the appropriations. The appropi latum tor this scrvico, It may bo slated, Is already exhausted, anil not hair the year ror which the appropriation has been madohasvet expired. mm 1 TJtAVi:-MAllK8. Tho Proposeil Constitutional Amendment. Tho eiib-commltteo of tho Houso Commltteo on Manufactures, consisting of Itepretentatlvcs Me Cold, Hall and llealc, yesterday reported favorably to the full committee on the Joint resolution or Mr, McCnld. which proposes an amendment to Iho Constitution toglvo to Congress, for tho promotion of trade and manunictiircn and lo carry Into cftect International treaties. 1110 power 10 grant, protect and regulate the exclusive right to adopt aud uso trade marks, this amendment to bo valid when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of tho Slates. T ho report vv as unanimously adopted by tho hill committee, and Mi. McCold was Instructed to re port the bill to the Houso at the earliest opporlu- T ho report of the sub-committee, which was sent lo the prlntor yesterday, reviews at longtli tho on tiro subject, and leads up to the necessity under our treaty obligations which has suggested the I resent measuie. It savs Congress, lu tho act of 870, assumed Iho power to legislate upon trade minks under tho provision of the Constitution re lating to patents and copyrights. Under that act 7,7b.") trade-marks have been granted, and tho Gov ernment has received In fees S.'U,7A0. Treaty obligations have been entered Into with Great llrltlaln, Anstrla, 1'iance, Russia, Germany, Belgium and llrazll. All classes or business have awakened to tho fact Hist manufactures and trado require tlie National and international protection of trade marks. At this Juncture tho commercial world Is ostonlshod to find that the United States alone, among the nations, has the power to grant and regulate them this has been finally dec tiled by the Supremo Couit at tho October term, 1879. A Novel Proposition. In the Senate jestcrday Mr. Withers presented a novel memorial signed by Commodore William 11. Whiting, or tho United Stales Navy, Tho memorialist requests the Sonate to au thorize tho President of the United Slates lo Issuu a proclamation Inviting the govern ments of all nations on this continent lo unite in a coulederatlon for mutual support, ollenslvo and defensive. ICucli government Is lo remain Inde pendent in tho administration of Its own allulrs, but to be otherwise subordinate 10 tlio General Government of the Confederacy, which shall havo exclusive right lo dcclaro war, lo proclaim peace, to maintain armies and navies, and to regulate commerce. In order to organize this confederacy, ho suggests llio assembling of a grand congress of delegates from each government, who shall draw up a constitution to be submitted for ratification to the nations represented In lids congress; ratifica tion by two-thirds to ha binding upon the wholo number. The memorialist mentions that "Great llrllaiu lias many colonics on this continent, which aro to-duy lu peuceful accord with the mother countrj-. and desire no separation from It, but It Is believed that rha will cheerfully relinquish her hold upon them if they wish to Join sueli a con federation." Tho memorial, was reforrcd to the Judiciary Committee. The Senate Itutliond Committee. ThePenalo Commltteo on Railroads organized fur business yesterday and referred several of the pending measures 011 Its docket lo sub-commltlccs as follows : Tho bill for extending tho lima for the completion of IhoNoilhciii l'aclllo railroad to Senators Ran som, Coke and Mludoui; the bill Introduced by Senator Saunders, to grant lauds lu aid of the con struction of a railroad from Omaha to the Yellow stone National Park, to Messrs. Katoii.lbauiidora uud Jonas, Coko's ".Moxlcau border" railroad hills to a sub-commltteo consisting of Messis. Jonas, Mlndom and mover, inu inn nisi menuonou provide for the construction of railroads from San Antonio to lircclo and from Galveston to Cam nrgo. flrado or Aimy Hturt" Kmployccs, A ROiicral order was issued by the War Depart ment jestcrday grading tho pay of clerks and other employees uiidci the stall department of tho army w Iiqso salaries are not llxcd by law. There aro to bo, alter January 1.1880, six classes of clerkships, with 5200 per annum additional pay to each grade, the first grade to receive 81,000 and the slxllmradc i2,(KK, Any compensation greater than this must receive Ihospeclal approval and uuctlon of the (secretary of Mar. CINCINNATI'S OVATION. An Enthusiastic Rocoption of Gon oral Grant. reoplo rioclilnc from tlio Rtnto Oroet Illm Wclcomo Speech by tlio Mnyor Tlio llx- Piesldent's ltcply l'rldo In Ills Ntlv Country Tlie Grai.tl lluuquet Preparations at Columbus, Ac. iTenernl Grant's Visit lo Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Dec. 11. Since an early hour this morning tho streets have been allvo with people, many of them earning satchels aud looking as though they had walked In or slept out all night to catch the first gllmpso or General Grant this morn ing. The day Is cloudy, but without rain. Tho city seemed transformed during tho night, and now handsome decorations cover most of the buildings, ovcrv where near the Hue of procession, licforo 12 !.0 all streets leading to the public lauding were black with spectators. At 9.23 General Grant left Louis ville on a special train and at 12.33 booming can. non, shrieking whistles, clanging bells and ringing cheers announced the arrival ol tho Iralu and that our distinguished guest knocked at tho city's gales. The special train ran Into the heart of the city to tho public lauding, w hero General Grant and party alighted, lu front of tho grand triumphal arch mid gateway bearing Iho words "The Gates of our City Open to U. 8. Grant." Hero Hon. Benjamin li Stleston received the party. General Grant's party then took Its place In tlio procession, which was formed with Its right resting on llroad way. The streets through which tho procession passed were crowded, and General Grant's appear ance at every point was llio signal Air enthusiasm and cheering. Mrs. Grant was rccclv cd by a com mltteo or ladles aud went directly lo tho Glhson House. GcucralGrantwnssccoinpinlcdto thestage at Muslu Hall by tho reception committee. Tlio public wero admitted on cards liberally distributed, ladles and thoir escorts having solo occupation or tlio balconies. Immediately after his entrance to the s(agc,Mayor Jacobs addressed General Grant as follows: MAYOR JACOBS 8FM.CI! OP WKUUMR. "The cltv of Cincinnati bids welcome to von. her distinguished guest. Her citizens feel proud to havo In their midst 0110 who has rendered great and valuable scrvico to our country wncii civil war inrcatencu to destroy it, ami who, when peace was restored at the helm of Mate, enforced such measures that all clllrcns or the country could ciiloy the Trulls of tho war. Fellow- clllrcns, wo cannot honor our guest too much, he- causo ne uos uecu ever reauy 10 respond wiien 111s country required his services, cither in pence or war, and has been received by all people and coun tries as n worthy representative of (ho American Republic. Make his stay in our midst a pleasant one. so that he may ever remember his visit to our city, tho Queen City or the M est, with gratification. General Grant, In behalf of the city ol Cincinnati, 1 heartily welcome j-ou." onNFttAi. chant's r.t tly. General Grant made the following reply: M11. Mavoii: It Is with great nral Ideation that I return once again to my native State, and I am niriucr graiuicu 10 uo rcccivcu uy mo cuizciis or this city and State as I have been here by you and the peoplo of Cincinnati, If I were lu the liable of public speaking I could belter give expression to the thoughts thai fill my mind at this time, but not being accustomed to public speaking I will extend my heartfelt thanks to the citizens of Cincinnati and Ohio ror Hits greeting through you, and I will add what I have had lo say on frequent occasions si nee my return lo my own country, that my trav els abroad have served only to strengthen my love or country. By comparison and contrast, our country stands out In better light than when j-ou sco It alone. My receptions nbroad In ovcry land havo been highly gratifying to 1110 per sonally, and very gratifying- as recognitions or this great land. Rut llio comparison that I speak of Is between ft new country full or rcsourcis not fully developed and old countries that havo been occupied through so mauy centuries that Iho resources in some cases aio exhausted, and In others developed to their highest capac lty. A trav eler may enjoy his passugo through them hugely, because he can see Clio rich treasures of antiquity there, but ir he has to earn the money which it takes to support tliein ho vrould wish to Imvo him seir back lu this grand, free land. Avraln, Mr, Mayor, X thank j ou aud tho citizens of Cincinnati, Tho speech was Erected vv lth cheers. Then fol lowed a conceit by tho Thomas orchestra, dining which General Grant retired and proceeded to tho Gibson House. nrxrjTioit mst nVEMbso. After dinner at tho Gibson House, General Grant Jnlntd Mm. Grant at the reception given by Mr. and Mrs. Washington McLean In his honor. Mr. McLean's residence was elegantly decorated. Five hundred Invitations to the elite of tho city had been Issued and 100 vv cro accepted. In all respects tho reception was a pcrrect success. uanquft at the okam hotel. At 8.15 o'clock General Grant sat down to tho banquet given him by the citizens at tho Grand Hotel. Two bundled and seventy guests wero present. General Grant rat at the centra or the table or honor, and was Hanked on the right by Governor Bishop, Hon. W. 8. Orocsbcck, Hon. Samuel 1 Hunt, Murat llalslcad, David Slulon aud Hon. A. F. Pcry, and supported ou Ilia loft by Judgo Taft, Mayor Jacobs, General Tyncr. Richard Sndin.Judiro M. Force. Hon. llcnjarnln L'zclCkton and Hon. J. S. Robinson. To tho first toast, "Our Nation," tho Hon. W. 8, Groosbcck eloquently re sponded. Speaking to the toast, "Our Distinguished Guest," Hon. 8. F. Hunt paid an eloquent tribute to tho cnaracier anu nie 01 ucncrai urnni as mo man Identified with the greatest crisis of our ogo. In response to the toast " Civil Authority," ltlch ard Smith, esq , or tho Oasclte, said this embraced the Nation the States and municipalities or our common country. It was predicted that our sjs tcm w ould crumble at the lint shock or civil strlfo. It did not and has proved Us blrength and right eousness. It was meet and right and Is our crown ing glory that the republic can honor Its successful men, not as masteis to command, but ns servants to obey the volco of the people, hedged In by tho lines or civil authority. Of this civil authority the ballot-box Is tho chief corner-stone. There Is, thero can be 110 placo under this system for Im perialism. On this point the people are so Jealous that no danger need bo apprchonded. Or military rule we havo none. The small fragment of an army needed Is wholly under tho control of civil authority. Abovo all, tho people aro supreme. They aro tho monarchs and the Conttllutlon Is tho throne. TOO C.00D A MAN TO I.OSE. Cincinnati. Dec. 11. Tho Tumi reports that while General Grant was on the train coming here to-day he was informed that Senator IMiuunds had been tendered ft Supremo Judgeship, to which ho replied: "Ihopo ho will not accept. Ho ought to remain lu the Senate. He Is too good a man to lose." TBU-AnATIONS AT COUlMIll'B. Coiuvtnrs, Ohio, Dec 11. The prenaiatlonsfor tho reception of General and Mrs. Grant In this Olty 10-inorrow aro cuiumcw. mm 11 isi-jputaeu thai the demonstration will eclipse anj thlngorthe kind ever seen here. The G. A. II. Arrnllglnc; to Visit I'hlladel phla. The joint commltteo of tho Grand Army or tho Republic met last evening at (heir hall, beuior Vice Department Commander C. C. Royco In tho chair, and Charles E. Joyco secretary. Comrade Royco reported that the necessary order tbr leaves or absence had been Issued in tlie dltler cut departments. Comrado Joyco. from the committee on music, reported that llio Secretary of the Navy had kindly Issued an ordor fur flvo drummers uud live lifers or the Marine Corp to accompany lbs U, A. It, to Philadelphia. , The following order has been Isstiod by Depart ment Commander George 1 llrovv 11, of Philadel phia, ror the guidance of posts participating lu the paiadelu honor of General Grant on the 10th in stant, and must bo strictly compiled with : "T lie (I. A. It., leprcsentlng the veteran survivors of the army lormctly commanded by General Grant, has been assigned a very prominent position Inline. All comrades will readily rccognizo tho groat Importance or maintaining our high name for older and discipline. ,,,,. "Visiting posts from Mainland aud Washington, parading with this department, will form on tlio south sido of Spring Garden, west of blxteonth struct, facing north." At 9 30 sharp tho lino will raova up on tho cast side or Hi oad street. The column, upon rcachlug Columbia avenue, vrillcountcimareh on Iho wett side or llroad itrect, when tho buglo will sound llio "General Grant will arrive and tho military will move at 10 o'clock sharp, therefore It becomes nccessaiy to movo promptly at the hour named abov e, so as to cause no delay," 111E SOVl'll AMJSJUCAX VAJI. ltepoited Delent of Iho Chilians by the Allies, 1'ANAHA, Nov. 29. Tho Star 0111I HcraUl sajai "Just beloro tho sailing of tho steamer l'aj ta rrom Calhio, tho follow lug telegram was received by the President from Gcucrol I'rado: Tho Chilians, havo been driven back lu Santa Calaclna and Dolores by General Ruendla, Daga cuts oil Ihelr rclreat lu Tana, and the light still continues In San Antonio.' Tho excitement was inton'o, and every one was rejoicing In Minn, On the arrival of the I'ajta at Tayta, tho official telegram, was continued, and a private one hod been received announcing the ritual ol the Chilians with heavy lowes, but adding the curious circumstance that they bad resumed their old po slllons. Tho news Is rather mixed. The legisla tive assembly or the Stale or Panama has elected the following officers: Scnor Constantino Arose meno, president; Scnor Jose Mlro, vice-president; Honor Joso Maria Urralla, a dcslgnado; Scnor Jose Juan d y Caza, secretary. The follow Ing telegram has been received via llinniavcntura from General ntsco Pnyan at Ruga: 'Uudcrdateof the lOlh.I have been advised irom Hague that Tallnca Is In arms. Uonernl DIdacy Dclado Is at Chlcnral with 1.M0 mon. Ilnguo, tho capital, has been occupied by tho forces of tho rebels under Colonel Julio Calccdo." Till: UTV COMMISSI Olf. Ono Indian Prisoner Surrendered. 1m Finos Agency, Cou, Dee. 10. Chlcr Ouray camo to tho agency j estcrdty w lth one or tho In dians called lor by the rommbslon, and turned him over to General Hatch, remarking that others would bo surrendered as soon ns captured, Tho work of the commission will end this week. It will ucommend that the White River agency bo abolished and tho VICH of Hint agency distributed between I.os lTnos and the southern ogencji Hint the loss ofpropctty occasioned by tho outbreak bo paid Tor out or Iho I'tc fund now ou deposit at Washington, and the portion of the icscrvatlon formerly occupied by tho While River Ulcs bo ceded to the Gov eminent. Drunken Chinamen Ilurneil lo nonlh. San rr.iNCTco, Dec. 11. A dispatch from ltcno savs: I'lve Uilnniucn wero burned lo dcatli to-day at Lovelocks, Ncv. They were drunk from the oflccts ol smoking opium, Iusiihoidliinto Convict Killed. St. 1'At'i, Dec. 11. Julian Clark, it convict In llio Stillwater penitentiary, was shot and Instantly killed by Deputy-Marshal Hull to-day for rtiusliig to obey oilers to go to his cell. Petitions fin' Itipinl or tin- I.esnl-Tonilpi'At'l, Boston. Dec. 11. Petitions fur Iho repeal of tho legal-tender act so Turns It relates to United States notes and signed by ft largo number or Influential citizens or Boston were lorwarded lo-dey to the Boston Rcprescutatlv es In Congress. A Hold lloblMiry. Cincinnati, Dec. 11. Whllo tho Grant procession was passing tho rustoro-hnuso to day, and the clerks were temporarily absent, thieves broke open an Inner door ofoncoi tho safes nud secured from S-SOO to 1,000 belonging to an omplojet. Highway Itobbory lu Massachusetts. WonccsTi 11, Mam., Deo. 11 . William 1'. Falls, of Annum, was assaulted on mo nigiiway 111 Auuurn to-night, shot and lobbed of $080. T he tho( struck him on the head, and although icnderlnglilm un conscious for a time, tho wound Is not serious. nmiluii ami Courtney Again, New Yoiik, Doc. 11. Haitian, tho oarsman, Is now lu this cltv and has signed ft paper agreeing to extend until December 22 the terms of the coin pact entered Into Nov ember 13 Haitian rays this is the last chauco he will give Courtney to row lor the 6,000 prize. South Cniollii.i Juilces selected. COLL'MIUA, S. C, Doc. 11. Tho General Assembly today elected Associate Jilstlco Henry Melvcr Chief-Justice of llio Supreme couit, to succeed Judge Millard, whoso term expires next July, and General McGowan Associate Justice, lo succeed Judge Haskell, leslgncd. Illness or Archbishop Honnj. Milwaukee, Dec 11. ArelibUhop Henny, who was prostrated by n laluting tit lasl Minduy, Is still IjIiil-very low fioni jihj steal weakness, although ho retains his full power of mind. Tho intending phj-slchins think that ho can hardly recover, and that death may tako place at any moment. Mom Hcftiprees Coming. l'lTrr-snur.a, Va Dee. 11. I,argo numbers of colored emigrants from Goldsboro. N. C, have passed through hero during tho last few rlajs en route for Indiana. A ntitleeablo feature Is the lingo number or lemalo emigrants with Infants In their arnin. Thcv go without a leader and appear lo be lu good spirit. Lottery Dealer Ai rested. Ni w Yoiik, Dec. 11. Max Burger, lottery dealer, who bos brought suit against Postmaster James for detaining his malls In accordance with the orders ortho l'ostiiinster-Geiicriil, was ancstcd last night by tho police tot keeping 11 policy ofllto at 81 Nassau street. He was taken to Jthc Toombs l'ollcu court to-day, and held lor examination In $1,000 ball. A Fntnl Affray. St. Louis, Dec. 11. James Longacra was shot and killed at Piano, 111., jestcrdaj by CM. Bennett. It appears Longacru had been engaged to Bennett's sister, but Ihociigagcmciit had been broken. Yes terday ho went tn Bennett's houso with thcavowed Intention of muiderliiR thu girl any way, but he vvosijected. He then threatened to kill Dennett, whereupon tho latter shot him through tho luad, and the coroner's Jury Justltltd llio act. New Yoilc Union l.caguo Club. Nrw York, Dec. 11. At 11 meeting of tho Union Ix-aguo Club 10-nIght Colonel Rush C. Hawkins olleicd a resolution that no Southern members should bo elected, uud lu supporting It said that tho South was again manifesting menacing symp toms and It was necessary to tako somo action. Jackson 8. Schullz thought that the resolution should bo on tho tabic, as It was impossible to tell who wero Democrats and who not. A voto was taken and the resolution was laid on the table. A Woman Forcibly Abducted. Toronto, Dec. 11. Mrs, Deal, while proceeding along Jarvls street last night, was actosled by tw 0 men, who threw a shawl over her head and forci bly II lied her Into a buggy and drovo off to tlio outskirts ol tho city, comlm; to a halt on the ave nue road, where Airs. Deal, alter n despcrato strugglo, managed to escapo from her abductors, and at mldulght sho reached tho house of Mr. John McDonald. Mrs. Deal Is tho mother of the two young men who lcceutly kidnapped Mr. Jaflray. Colored Jurymen In Vliglnla. Fin pi'niCKSiiuua. Va Dec. 11. heading Demo emtio clllrcns of Richmond county, headed by CharleB Pitts, their recently elocted member of tho liglslaturo, havo pclltlonod ludgo Jones to Include within the jury list such colored eltlcns or the county as the court shall think well qualified to sen e as Jurors. They say the step Is both proper and Important, as they believe this class of our lellow-eitlrcns aio entitled to this representation, which right Is tho bulwark of all civil liberty. Judge Jonei granted tlie order as prayed, New Itulliond Project, Boston, Dec 11. Theio Is the best authority for the statement that the pnpors In the negotiation between the chlcr parties havobecu signed and tho St. Louis iban Francisco railroad has virtually gassed Into the bauds of the Atchison, Topeka A. anta Fe. Tho Joint corporations are to Issue twcutv-flvo millions bonds, half to be taken by ouch concern. This amount Into bo used solely to build a load from the termination of the Atchi son, Topeka it Santa Fo road to San Francisco, It Is said (12,000,000 of the 1(23,000,000 has already been subscribed for In Boston. ATeirlble Dynamite ISxplosInn, Hamvax, N, H Deo. 11. A terrlblo explosion or dv namllo occurred to-day at Tange-cr, 11 gold min ing district sixty miles from Halifax, on the east ern coast. An old man named George Feigusou and his son James and nephew, Joseph Ferguson, were working their claim and had prepared a hole for blasting. They were In tho shaft-houso, ami wore warming somo dynamite cartridges by a tire. Alter this opeiatlon caps wero to bo put on. James was engaged at the latter work, when ono of the cartridges, which had probably been warmed too much, exploded, The shaft-houso was blown to pieces, and James Ferguson was killed instantly. Ills father and Joseph Ferguson wero torrlbly man gled, so that their recovery was considered Im possible, and thoy have probably died heroic this. A man named Joseph Mason, who was near tho shall, was also badly Injured, being Ihiown across the toad by the explosion. Tiri! JJllSlt AQ1TAT011S. Preliminaries to tho Opening of TbolrTilal. CAitniCK-oN-SltANNos, Deo. 11. The session of IheOoiiiiaughtw Inter assizes opened to-day. During the day several processions ol Irishmen paruttoti tha streets and all approaches lo llio court-house wne thronged wltli people. A largo foiceof con stabulary was stationed about the town, and pollco wero posted In strong force lusldo the couiproom and around the building. Neither Dav Itl nor Daly attended to-day, their piv-sence not being required nnin Vrldav. Justtco Hurilson, addressing tho crand lury. reteircd to tho cases of the Natlonollst prisoners, Ho denned tho crlmo of sodltlon, ami told tho Jury they were entitled to consider all of tho lurruunrilng clicuinstauecs under which Iho speeches wore de livered, In order to Judge or the Intent. T ho Judgo said llieunaii's case was tho more serious on ac count or tho attempt of tho latlor to seduto the 0llce irom incir uuiy. in cuucnisiuu, jihiku Harrison lulorroed the Jury that they wore only bound to find ft pilma faele caso, and the trial will tako placo lu another couit. A DISTRICT TAX BILL. Somotliintj for Business Mon to Care fully Examino. A Hasls for tho House Cominllloo to Wo lit Upon Production of tho Itusliioss Men's Committee A Hubstlliilo for All Ilxlatliig Tax l.nws What It Is Pinpnsod to Tar. Tlio 11111 Jlitluduccd.Ac. Proposed Tnxltlll for tho Dlstilcf Mr. II u n ton (Val jestcrday Introduced In the House a bill to rcniffttn thn ajscstincnr. collection and equalization of taxes and the Imposition of li censes lu the District of Columbia, which was re ferred to the Commlltcc on tho District of Colum bia. The bill, as introduced, Is tlie result of tho deliberation of n committee of twenty one ap nolutcd nt fimretlinr of hiislnoss men several weeks ago, and now goo to tho District Commltteo for consideration. The bill pros Ides that the rate of taxation on real estate shall not exceed that now llxcd by law, and that no tax shall be levied upon properly cvcmplcd rrom taxation by existing laws, or which maybe oxoinptcd by Iho provisions of the act before Intro duced. 1 he second sect on prov Ides that no person snail engage lu any business, profession, occupation or calling until he shall obtain ft license Ihorcfnr. Seel on 3 provides that each nursou dcslrluir lo engage In business shall make application to tho collector of taxes, and shall glvo under oath w hal ovcr Information lu relation to such business as tho collector may require. Upon compliance with such rules as tho collector maypieseilticaiid tho prov iMons ol the act, license is lo be issued lor sucu business, sneclfvlnir tins number of the housoaud street where such business is to bo curried 011 Mid the kind or business lor which It Is required, said license to ho signed by the collet tor ami have the seal or his olllce, Such licenses can bo transferred rrom one person to another to t ontluue business 111 tho same house, or toicmuve to some other place under tho same provisions as the original license, but all such transfers shall boccrtllcd to by tlie collector of taxes. Tlio fifth seotlou or the act provides that no li cense shall be required of any person bringing Into 1110 msirict 01 coiuinoia woou, lumuer, uuiiuiog materials or produce of any kind to be sold by tlio cord, cargo or wagon load. The sixth tcctluu provides that no llccnso shall bo granted for soap factories or slaughter-houses w Ithlti the limits ol Washington or Georgetown. The seventh section provides that all licenses for piiMli.vC dealers and peddlers shall date fiom the 1st of April or each j carand nxplro on thctUst or March following. All licenses forcarts, wagons and drev s, and for hacks, carriage, cabs, omnibuses and other vehicles shall d-ito from the 1st day of July of each year mid explro on tho .loth of Juno rollowinc: uud all other annual licenses shall dalo rrom Iho 1st or October of each jcar and expire on tho Jtith of September fohowlug; and tbo llncensoor every Jcrson llitblofor llceitsotax nflci tho 1st of April, uly and October aforesaid, shall dale from the first or the month in vv Iils.1i the liability began, and payment shall be made ror tho proportionate amount, providing that existing licenses shall bo valid until the expiration or the tunc ror which the same havo been granted. Provided that no llccnso shall bo granted to a commercial agent ror less than ono j cur. Tho bill provides that all dealers In merchandise of anv kind whatever not othcrwlto provided for shall pay annually trio and ?" on each 31, (KM or Iraelloiuiipauincrcoi or capital tnvcsicu 111 busi ness : provided that no license shall bo for less than 10, and no llccnso required where the amount In vested lu business does not exceed S20. Owners of household fuinituru ami effects lnuso abovo the value of fWOtopaj an annual tax or ono and a hair percent in excess or that amount; but no part of such propeily Is to bo exempt Irom seizure ror non- n mcni 01 taxes. All wharf inniovemenfs and all blllldlncrs not on real estato subject to taxation, all tracks, rolling-stock and personal property In tho District of Columbia of all railroad rouintnlc', operated hy steam, doing business therein, aro to be subject to an annual tax of one uud a half per cent., aud no property owncil by any such corporation within the District of Columbia is to bo exempt Irom tax ation. Auctioneers mo to pay JIM annually, and their tales ofcharires fixed at llvo per cent, 011 the first $.00, two percent. 011 thcuexUl,ooo,iiudone-fourlh of one per cent, on nil amounts lu excess of that sum. Tho license gives tliem authoiltv also to do business vt lth rcal-cstato dealers aud brokers. Persons engaged lu tlio ijiisiiicsn ol tmjingincr chaiidlso for tlie purpose of selling Iho same at public auction In tho District, or of hrlnglngmer chandlso within tho said District for such purpose, aro to pay ft tax of three per cent, on tho gross amount of suih sales, and piohlblts the saloof such mcrebandbo except by a licensed nut lloncer, who Is charged with pa) Ing to tbo District tliu amount or tax atsesscd. Real citato agents aro to bo taxed 421, but this does not aulhorlo them to act as auctioneers with out an additional license fee. brokers are to psy an annual tax of 8)0, and under this license aro permitted to act as rcal-cstato agents also, Cattle brokcis, thoso who sell live stock on foot, are taxed f.Vt per annum, but llvery-slablo keepeis are permitted to sell horses without obtaining an extra license therefor. Commission merchants nra lo pay &0 annually, but this does not permit them to buy and sell goods as dealers. Commercial agents aio to pnyan annual license fco of SJ00. Building associations are to be taxed SJ0 annu ally. Book agents and canvassers, 12 per annum, Coiporuted tiro Insurance companies, tl, 000. I.ir,, Insurance! coninanles. 8200. Insurance agents, &0, and an additional tax or one per cent, on the gross receipts or lliclr agencies. Intelligence otrlces, 910. Street railroad compvnlcs, $1 50 on each 1100 of tbo assessed valuo of their stock. Telegraph companies, fro, and SI on each and every telcgraph-ioie In uso lu the District of Co lumbia. Telepnono companies, ciuu, ami upon cacn telephone Instrument In use In the District. Dank-noto and engraving companies, S109, and 31 ouiacliStOOo! tho assessed valuo of their capital stock. Proprietors of ammonia and poudnctte works, 9100. Gas and eleotrlc light companies, B0 cents on each tl.oooof thoparvaluo ol their capital stock, and a tax of $1 60 on each JloOof tho asscsed V'alue of their capital Block, lea dealers, W on each 81,000 of capital Invested, and 810 on e ich wagon used In tho business. Banks and bankers, 9200, aud In addition thereto a semi-annual tax of ono twentieth of ono percent, 011 tho average amount of dcjiotlts held during llio previous six mouths. All corporations aro to pay ft tax of SI.. 10 on each 9100 of tliu ntsessed value of their slock, loss the tax 011 Iho assessed value of any real-estate owned by tneni Hotels containing twenty rooms, 823, and 81 for each room thortaflci, and by the provisions of tho LIU every placo wncre ioou aim lougiug is pro- d and loilL-lne Is n vldedand furnished lo liavoleis for pay shall be remirricd as hotels. Restaurants and eating-houses, Uti. Bar-rooms, sample rooms and tlppllnz-hoiiscs, S100 annually. Billiard, bugatcllo anil Jenny Mud tables, aud shtitllu-bourris lor public use, 810 ror each table, Bowling alleys, 910 ror each alley. Pistol and shooting-galleries, 910 Grounds used for horso-mclug or tournaments, 810 n day when so used. Circuses, 9100 per day. Theatres. 8J00. Skating rinks, 8200. Nalulorltim.tlltiO. Maunirers of concerts, exhibitions, lectures, fairs. balls mid all other cuteitalnmeutsaiid amusements not olhcrwlso eutimoriitcd, whero an admlulou fco Is chargin, w a nay oi ir a wccii. lircvvcrs, 3,u, micro uiouiuuumciuni noes not ex ceed 1,.'j00 barrels ft jcar; If over lJjou, iloo, II over 5,000, 9200. I'Cllie-rs III uuuueuui iciuicme-n uiuun, iMiit-j or cordials, 910 for each 91,000 of capital Invested, and no license to be less Hum 829, Mamifiicluicni of spliltuous liquors, 8'A Rcctillcrs, m Pawn-brokers, 8.100. Junk shops, fjO. Dealers lu old bauoli, 810. Peddlers, 8"0; wood peddlers from wagons or carls, 920 lor each wagon used, Butchers, 821, Produce dealers, 820. Poulterers, 826. Owner of private ctrlagcs, one horse, ftl, two horses, 812; buggies, W each. barbers, ouo to tu thrcu chairs, 810, and 82 for inch additional chair, Coslumcrs, t& Keepeis of T uikltli baths, 82f. Kccpi rs of wagons and ilravn, two or moro horses, 95; one horse, U, for calls, S2 60 each, rtrajs, 82.W, hand carts, 91, Hacks, cabs, omnibuses and other vehicles for transpoitliig passeitKom for hire, 910 for hack or cab,tt)lorono horsocab, JlOtor an omnibus, bug gies, SJ. Oilier vehicles capable of carrjlug ten or moro passengers, 810. l.tvcry stablo Itecncis often stalls, 92), and 92 for ouch additional stall, Iawvcw, phjslehius and ilcntlsls, 925, Archltei ts and civil engineers, ISA Glides lakers, 950, Owners of male dogs, f2.d0 for each dog and S3 for females. I YeSEOlupropellgilby steumor orlhcovho, and nil sailing-vessels, S1.50 on each SlOOof their assessed vaiuc. Contractors, til. Patent agents, $2.1. Claim agents, Sll. Photoirranhcra. emrrarers. nliolo-ensravtrs. Pho to lithographers, clcetrotjpors and lithographers, Vclcrlnary surgeons and chiropodists, 82,1. llakcrx, laundries, locksmiths, bcll-haugcrs, bleachers, boats kept for hire, oxccpl steamboats, tin. livers, scourers, machine thnps, dealers In sand and gravel, 120. Tjpc-foundcrs, Ilowcr nurseries awning lnauti racturcrs, blll-jiosters and rallro&d ticket deal cis.Sil. Artificial Ftono dealers, wharfingers, mcrcautllo reporters, manuracturersof mineral waters, dancing academics, planlng-mllls, marb'o or stone-yards, dealers In galvanized cornices, !M). Rrlck-jards, other than thoso of Incorporated companies, concrete and asphalt works. 8100. Tlio seventy-ninth section of tho bill provides thai all taxes Imposed by tho act shall bo In lieu or all existing taws, ami all such laws arc repealed, so fur as they relate lo Hie Imposition of taxes. Tho eightieth section requires the return to be made to tho proper officer on or before Ihc 10th day of January ami July of each year, where tho tux Is lo I paid scml annually, and affixes a j-onally of ten per cent, ou all taxes remaining unpaid after the 20lh or thoso months, and upon such delin quent taxes the collector Is authoilzcd to employ a suitable person to collect them, who Is to rccclvo ft commission of llvo per cent, on the amounts col lected. Auctioneers are required lo glvo bond lu the sum ol itXooQ for the honest performance of the duty required by law. T lie uTthly-sccond section provides that whero the llccnso lax Is predicated ou the capital Invested It means iho average capital, cash and i Kdlt, dur ing llio preceding jenr, or If a new business, Ihc actual capital Invested. Tho valuation of personal properly Is to bo fixed by as-essors, who aro required lo make the returns be-roro the tst day of October, 1880. The eighty-fourth, section provides a penally of not less than sj or moro than S'jMftir tliu failure to procure licenses before engaging in business whero ftllecuse Is required. rhe elghtv'-linii section rorblds, under a penally orjlUO ror each olfensc, a person lo penult another to ell under his license or to occupy any potllon of his premises without having first obtained a license. The cightj'-slxth section gives the Commhsloncrs power to regulate from day to day tho rato ol charges for hacks and other vehicles, Ac. Ijich wagon, cart or other vehicle used for hire It to be leglsterod, numbered ami a proicr designation put iiion It lu a conspicuous place. All iicrsous arc renulred to keen their licenses displaced lu a con spicuous place. ino niuciv-ursi section punincsiaise swearing to any fact in relation tn tho assessment or collec tion of tuxes. Thoflucsnnd penalties Imposed by the act are lo be collected lulhc Pollco court of the District under tho rules uud regulations now ap- f.itr'fiiiilitrv M here an appeal Is taken from tho Police court,' reeuou ui requires tnai uio iicicneiani snau givu bond In a sum lo bo approved by the clerk of the Police court. Section !W requires the District Commissioners to arrange-llio laws lu relation to licenses lu the form of a circular and have them printed tor distribu tion. The remaining sections of tho bill aro merely explanatory and relate to tho details for carrj lug out the nuns inc. llstutes in tlio District or Columbia. Mr. Do Iji Mntyr, or Indiana, has Introduced In tho Houso A bill to icgulnto estates lu tho T errltorlcs and lu the District ot Columbia. It provides that In all mairlaws hereafter contracted the propeily of both parties, together with tho accumulations thcicofdurlnirmarringo, shall bo common property, with the exception that separate c -tales protceled by antc-nuptlal coulraets, legacies, gins mid be quests, and nil property which tho wife may re ceive, except Irom the hubiiiri during or In ex pectation ot insolvency, shall be regarded as her prlv ate property, At tho death of husband or vv lie, the survivor, after pujincnt of all debts, shall actually own one-hair of the common property, uud ihall havo tliu U'C and enjoyment of the other nun during inu or until le-marriage. in ciincr event tho estato Is lo bo divided cquully between me sun it or anu me cuiiurcu oi me ursi marriage; In case of no children, then according to the will of tho ducoascd. uud If thcru he no will. Iho sun Ivor Is to get all. All debts and claims against Hie joint c-slnto are- ta he settled by tho survivor, suiiject 10 mo law- governing me settle ment of partnership dcbts,upou the death of one of the partners, lu caseof illvoicolho wlfu Is lo ho entitled to all of her separate properly nud one half of tho common propurty nrier tho paj ment of debts. Also, in caso ol divorce, Iho mother Is to have sole guardianship and control of her minor children, unless she bo mentally or morally Inca pacitated. Thosiirvlvor Is to havo sola guardian ship ot tho pcrsuiis of their minor children, unless mentally or morally liicapst Hated. The home stead occupied by the husband and wife, or bj ouo ol them, with the lamlly, nut cxece-dliig f-"i,0v0 In value, Is lo bouxempt Irom luvy mid sale. If at the death of the husband lhero shall bo no home stead, then i'.ouo Is n belong to tho wife, anil Is lo no exempt irum an claims, ino mu was reicrreu to tho Judiciary Committee. co3t3i kiwi a i. voxrvxnoxs. Session ot tho National Hoard or Trade, The National Hoard of Trade reassembled j cs terday morning, A resolution was adopted recom mending Natlunal legislation upon the ititcr-Stalc commereo by rallioad, with Iho view of securing unllormlty in at counts, rales and classlllcatlon, and the prevention of extortionate charges and ol personal or local favoritism, T he proposition to renew tho cfloit to ptocure tho enactment of a na tional bmkruptlaw was iclcrred to a special com mute with Instructions lo report to-day. A resolu tion was adopted rccuuimeudiug Congress to adopt the cental system In the purchase ol supplies by the Government, the luvy und collection or duties, and the compiling of statistics lu tho ease of those commodities to which It may be applicable. The' former action of tho hoard, luvoriug the establish ment of a department of commereo as a brunch of tho Government, was reaffirmed. A resolution was adopted calling the attention of tho Gov eminent to the light dues collected by Great Britain on ship ping, withn view lo the opening or diplomatic cor respondence looking lo their dUcouthiiiuiico. Reso lutions w ere adopted prov Idlng for the appointment of a commitleo ol five to urge upon Cougiessthe lmnortanco ol uimohitltur a commission to consider jointly with n similar Brltbh cummlsslou tlie sub ject of lcclprotal tiade. The consideration ot a resolution indorsing the proposition sent lo Con gress, to glvo authority to the Pustmaster-Geiu-nil to couliaet lor c.nryliu Iho ocean malls lu steam ships of Amirlcan construction, wits Indefinitely postponed. A resolution was adopted declaring 'thai the Gcueial Government should assert and define Its Jurisdiction over tho navlgablo wnlers or the country Its lakes, livers, bujs and harbors." a comnilttoo of ten was appointed to eonrer with the House Commltteo on Commereo to-duy on uiattets relating to commerce. A permanent com mittee on reciprocity was also aniiolntcd. Several telegrams wero received by Mr. Hamilton Hill, the sceietary of the board, yesterday, denouncing tho proposition looking to it union between tbo Na tional and United stalls boards, and urging llio National Board to dismiss llio proposition forth with. Tho United Sillies Hoard oflrnd. Tho United States Hoard of Trade resumed Us session at tho Rlggs House yesterday moriilug at 11 o'clock, President Nathan Appleton In the chair. Mr. Osborne, ofToleslo, Ohio, lead a paper uu the linporlanco or tho establishment or a "statistical bureau" hy tho General Government, and Mr, A. II, lih.sell.of the FostoOlco Department, delivered a short address on " Postal Iteforiii." Several reso lutions of minor Importance weio adopted, and at 1 o'clock tho bosid adjourned, subject to iho coll of the president. siAitrtsa a nousr. Solicitor ItHjuor lor Ylco-Piesldeut. To Ihc l'Morttf Ihc Xalfowl KqnMicant Slit : 'literals a dcilie upon Iho part of many Southern Republicans thai llio next candidate for the Vlco-rresldcucv la) taken from the South. This i deslro should ho grallHcd, provided a suitable can- dldatocan Po nrcscnieu, one wno possess uie necessary qualifications or ability, fidelity, uu blemished moral character-in short, ono in ml re sccts uiilniptachablc, Hon Kenneth Ilayuor. loriueri) ui .limit i iinmuu, n ge-iiue-uiaii ui inu oiu school, experienced In statesiiiiinshlp, meets tho .....a llnn In alt rn.iuiilu , iiKiiinl.M, l. ill.nli.M. IIMV, Hill), III tl'I.H (.UM.l'l,l.l ,U l,i;Vl.tC the duties or tlie oilier, even the contingent ono or accession to tho Presidency, In case lie should be nallnri. orovldcntlallv. to that ottlct. This coutln. in - , . ---,,,--,;-, - , , -";'. 7:--- ,-; geucj suouiii ue always kuju 111 liiinn in selecting kui apcrmu to till theotnee of Vice-President. As tho isrlr could not havo succcded in UTO without aid Irom the South, lot the claims ol thv South hnvu proper recognition, A Vihsimias, Mobbing; Passengers, l'ttsscngcn leaving the city by railroad are fre quently unnoted bj Jiivcnllo thieves who steal coats, hats and other articles from tlio cars, (ion cially tlie Ihelt is not discovered until Iho victim is some lulled out of the city James aud Michael HasseltiiiidTliouus Asho, threu bojrl arrested at the llalllmoro A Ohio depot as they were Jumping from the train, each with an overcoat, wero tried before Judgo Suell to day and sentenced lo ihu Reform School aomlHauiui llutis unit Hie Refugees, At Iho recent meeting ol Mount Aisrat Lodge No, HI, of the Independent Order ol Good Samari tans, It was leeolvcd to tako some action lu help tins colored relumes, aud lo help them "and ulhers of our race lo leuv u the South and get homes lu the West," An dibit Is being niado In tho order to or. ..nut., h rinmi htimnrltuu leinluratloii Soeletv to act an an auxiliary lo the Jalxmul Aid 'tocivly. GARCELON'S GRAB-GAME. Tho Conspiracy to Soizo tlio Maino Government. Determination lo Doctor the Iteturus Da clnrcil Itrpulillenn Upturns to be Cast Out to Secure it Democratic Ma Jorlty Itolni-ns Clandestinely Cbunged Jndlilal Pow ers Assumed, Ac. The Mexlcmilrliif; Process In Maine AwotsTA, Mp.. Dec. 11. 1 ho Mulno NtiiuJanl, Iho Democratic organ or tbo Slato government, an nounies lo dny lu ftseml-ofllclsl touo that tho re turns rrom Portland, I.cwlston, Haco, Augusta, Hallow ell, Ilalh and Rockland counties for repre sentatives all have some technical defect, and that the Governor and council will reject them all. These cities elected lirieen Republican icprcsciita live. Tho most common doreel alleged Is that tho returns were signed by thrco aldermen Instead of rotir. In Portland tho defect was In iilng the word "scattering." Belfast is also understood to bo among ihtHllsfinnehlsed cities, on the ground that Dr. Brooks. Republican elect, Is an examining surgeon of tensions, uud Is thus Ineligible. Tho law prohibits tho Governor and council from taking Into account iho question of eligibility of (enalors and ltepriscntatlve.s-clcct.but It Is uu ilcrstood the Governor and council adjudge this law also to bo unconstitutional, and not lo bo obejed. Benton, Kennebec count)', Is among thee v hero It Is alleged llio returns wcra clandestinely changed. Charles II. Rounds, Who mado Iho charge of Illegal amendment of returns, was bemro tho Governor aud council to-day lu reference lo the returns for county oiliccrs or M ash. uglon county, Rounds, or Washington county, bo Ing a candidate for tc-clectlon as county attorney. A somewhat nngry colloquy ensued between Iho Governor and Mr. Hounds in regard to tho charges. t 'j it a i xi a i.i'm i st. a t vni:. Portlier 1'iourcss In Klcclliip; Slato Offleors. Richmond, Dec. II. Tho General Assembly to day elected two out of the remaining three Stato officers, viz: W Infield Scott, of Flojd county, for storekeeper or the penitentiary, and John M. llroekcnboroiigh, or lissox. for register or Ihc land office. T ho election or railroad commissioner was postponed until to-morrow. Tlio Rcailjustors held ii caucus to-night, and tho name ol George O. Phillips, or Halifax, who has been nominated as .heir candidate for railroad commissioner, was dropped, nud that of Captain Asa Rogers, Jr., of Petersburg, substituted. Captain Rogers Is (he present business manager ol the Richmond HVifj (Readjiistcr organ or Iho Stale) and nephew or General Asa Rogers, tho second audltoror Virginia, who, ns the l'undcr candidate, failed of re election, being defeated by tho Readju-tcrs. Tin: itvi'uiu.icAX coxri:xnox. Chicago Uiglnclt i Held In Hint City. Cmc'K.o, Dec. II. A cnnslilciable number oftfK members or the National Republican Contra! com. mlllce who passed through this city jcstciday and to-day havo been interviewed' and al most unanimously agree thai the Republican con vention should bo held In Chlcogo. A delegation will Icavo here to-morrow tor Washington lo rep resent to tho Nutlonal committee the reasons fav or able to the selection of ibis city. iin: HA nmx Till AT.. Evidence for tha Deronso Yesterday, Nr.w Havin, Conn., Dec. 11. Mrs. Hujden's ex amination was concluded this morning, nothing of important o being biought out. Mrs. ItavK u nur-o who had spent u considerable time at Hardcn's hoiie, testified lu corroboration of Mrs. Hav-dcn that Mr. llajdcn's clothes worn on tho dav of tho murder were not washed. One Sunday, about six weeks before tho tragedy, she called at Haydcn'a and saw his little boy cut his linger with his father's knife, Iho ono ou which the corpsucles of blood were round by the expert. The wound was made with the small blade. Witness knew tha family were greatly annojed by rats. On cross examination witness said Hoy den spokonf Iho tragedy as n sad afhtlr and said Mary had committed suicide. She did not then know that Ilajdcu was suspected. William l'ni7er, or Mlddletown, testified Hint on October 1 J, 1878, ho and the lady who Is now his wire visited Iho rock wlieio the hod) was found; tho lad)'silre3 caught In n blackberry bush and as she stooiied lo unfasten II she found ft knlfo. This kulfels the one known as tho"lound knife," and on It many moro corpusclis of blood wero found than on Haj den's. mi: .vr;ii',siM.vf.sj Mixisntr. b'list Appearance in the Clmmboi- or Deputies. M vnnin, Dec, 11. The newly appointed Spanish Ministers took their seats fit the Chamber or Depu ties jotcrday. Premier Canovas del Castillo. In announcing the formation of the Cabinet, said that tho recent crisis was duo to tho form In which tho bill for economic reforms In Cuba was drawn up; that the present government equally with their predecessors would supiort ft bill fur the abolition of slavery In Cuba, and would present fresh pro posals for a compromise between tho Interests ol bpalu and Cuba on the basis of the equal duty ot all Spaniards lo support lliclr share ol tho puhllo burdens; that the ministry would decide tho questions at Issue Impartially, and that thoy wonld shortly submit their proposals with rcferenco to Cilia. At Ihe conclusion of the Premier's remarks uu interpellation was brought forward by ft minor ity of tho Dmslltiitloiial part) .asking for further Information respecting tho causes of the re cent crisis. Tho l'lemler stated that he was obliged to go to the Senate, but that ho would return Immediately and reply to tho Interpellation, Thccoulltuilonal deputies strongly prole-sfcd against this course, aud considerable ex citement ensued. In the midst of whit h tho presi dent of tho Chamber or Deputies put on his hat and declared the sluing closed. There was grcatex cltemciit. Lonpo.n, Doc. 11. A dispatch from Madrid lo tho 7tmc sajs. "Tlieilcelaratlonofl'rcmlerCarovaa del Castillo In tho Chamber of Deputies yesterday was received Willi strong expressions of disapproval, one taction of tlie chamber leaving the Iioiimj In a body An animated and uproarious discussion ensued, mid Ihe result was thatsoveuty deputies appioved of urtsilullon to abstain from taking their rents pending an explanation aud apology lor what Is considered a bleach of privi lege. MAPMh, Dee. 11. In Iho Chamber of Deputies to-day Scnor Alco.7armovcd u resolution declaring the confidence ot the Chamber lu th MluHry. It was adopted 201 to one the slnglo dissentient being Seuor I'osuda.llericra. The uilnotlly ab stained from voting. THIi lXTKIl-OMAXlOCAXA T What I'rrstdout Appleton, of the. United StnteH Hoard of Trade, Thinks or It. 1'resldetit Appleton, of Iho United Slates Board of Trade, during the llrtt day of Its session at the Rlggs lloiisoln Uilsclty read a paper on tho subject ot tbo "Inter Oceanic Canal," lu which ho mid It had been pretty generally discussed throughout tnls country Tho press had favored the Nicaragua or "American plan" lu distinction from that ot Pan ama, which It torraed the "French plan," This latter plan was not French, as It was the ona adopted by a majority of the delegates of an Inter, national Congress held at Paris last May. Tho post tluuof llio company now In einbrjo fur tho canal bv Panama stood to dav as lollows: The ciiclncei seutbyM.de besteps last September to visit Hit line had done his work and returned a good rrport. He regarded It as a plcceof engineering which was Is be accomplished byUnie.ninneyund labor. II would not do tu have two organizations aud tvro plant for an undertaking of this kind. Tho speaker said money enounti could be raised to do tho work for one, which should bo the best and command lb nulled ortortt ol all inlrrcsted In the enterprise. Regarding the kind of canal, be said "only a tlda level canal, a river from ocean to ocean should bo constructed," and the best placo for it was at Pan ama, II would not be proper lo lav that ihu canal should bo under smerlcun control, for Ibis coun try wits not prciied to maintain lu demands against the otbr nations of thoworlo, Tho au tonomy and Independence or Ihe Central Ameri can lepubllc, through which Hit pi oposed canal would pais, should be respected by the great Powers, as upon Ihilr imilii.il forbearance and good understanding would lis success depend lu conclusion. Mr. Appleton said "There nra no two men In the world who understand Iho Im portance or International niceties better than those two great citizens of the two gtvat friendly "Tub lies on either side of the Atluntlo ocean-Ferdinand do I.cwiu end ITymes 8. Graul-audinay wenotieiisonably hope that when they meet not only will tliu qiicillon of the best mule lor a canal bo settled, btitaUi the more difficult problem of how It shall bohuilliind what shall bo tho regula tions lor its maintenance ami use lu so doing they will only add moro to the debt ol grtititudo humanity already owts tlittn both," .Murder In Ilia I'll nt Degree, TtHBH lUOTB, Dec, 11 M IllliimTajlor, who has been ou dial heio fur killing Thomas Cowpcr, will to day found guilty ot murder In the first degree, and his punishment fixed at imprisonment lu Uu Stale pilsou for llio.