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u " H VOL. XX NO. 20. WASHINGTON, D. 0., FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 1871). FIFTY CENTS PER MONTH. CURRENT CAPITAL TOPICS. Work Dono by Congross and It3 Committees. Kmlgrntlnn In tlio Senate-I lio Ulfi In tlio Home IVark Imlil Out by tlio CnnmilL to Several 11111 ltonrty In he ltrportoil TrndoOIuik llltl Wltncssr to lie Drought Coiillriiuitluim, &c. Tim Two Houses ol" Congress. There wns n very Interesting discussion In llio Senate KSlerday over Senator Vorhcc' resolution to investigate tho cause- of the negro exodus from North Carolina to Indiana. Mr. Vorheos vva llio first speaker, and advocated the passage of his resolution as originally Intro duced, creating n special committee of lit o to In vestigate tho causes of llio exodus, ilo objected to Jlr. Wlndom'x amriidmcnt, which extended tho acopooflhc resolution sou to authorhu the com mittee, lilt found that the colored man liad been driven from' his holiiu by art allrldgnient of his per aouat or Klltlcal rights, then they should rupoit to Congress whether It had fioy power to protect him in anld right, &c, Ac. Jlr. Wlnrtoin advocated Ida amendment, claiming that it waa perfccUy germane and not pteinature, aa Mr. Voorhcs. had declared. At this Juncture Senator 1 1 til. of Georgia, look n hand In tho controversy, and laid lie thought tho negro emigration question would settle itsulf. They Mere how free to no vvhcio they pleased, and alt this talk of tba causes of tho exodus Hits gnm moil. Ho said that tho colored peoplo In Georgia were conlcnlcd and happy, and that as a race they were prosperous. Ho Mild by the lax-books they owned 15,000,000 worlli of real estate, and had CO 000 chlldrin going to school. In answer to a question of Senator Cunkllng how they had got this prupcrly no sum iney nun women lor it miner tue uiiccuoii of a Democratic government, Mr. Conkllng replied Unit ha asked, because he had so often heard that the neiro would not work and coind not bu ni.ulo to work hln-ioir without a master. Mr, 11111 said that more than half tho colured people of Georgia voted tho Democratic ticket from iholc-o and as Irecly as ho did, and that their pros perity dated from Oiu time cerpct-bsg government wns overthrown and proper homo government In stalled Iu its place, Ho was glad, to said, to be nblotobcar'ttltiics to llio wonderful piogro. of the colored race. Ho thunglit, as did a great many wine men of the North, thut to freo the slaves and confer upon them the rights of citizenship would be dangerous to die society of the South, but ho w as Clad to uco tuattheyliavemadomuchbcticrclllrcns than he had exacted they would, and cro Improv ing every day. Alter some further debato Mr. Wlntlom'a amend ment was rejected by a' rota of twenly-flvo to eighteen, a, strict party vote Willi llio exception of Hen Hill, who voted with thu Republicans. Mr. Wludom made a good point upon tho Demo crats imtncdlaloly !ilUr tho volowui taken by an nouncing that the logl2 of the vote rejecting hi amendment was that tho Democratic mijorlty an nounced that If In this Investigation they should find that tlic.ee colored people had been diivcn from home by violence and their political and per sonal rlghta destroyed they would not luqulro into what legislation was necessary or practicable to protect them iu such rights, nor would they lecom mend any States or Tcrrltorrci uhcte these people should be colonized who had been clrl.-cn from their huracs by violence. After tho vote had becu taken upon Mr. Vi'lndom'a amendment Mr. Garland said lie should have voted for Mr. Wlndom'a amondment If ho lirJ not been paired, and Mr. Hansom, of North Carolina, madu a very extended defense of his State fiom tho charge that the colored man was treated cruelly or that his political or liersonal rights wero nbiidgcd. During Ids remarks several Republican Senator a.skod him various questions In relation to tho treatment of the ncgroc in tho South, but ho con fined his statements mostly to North Carolina. Senators Hoar and Dawes participated In the de bate making some severe strictures upon llio treat ment of llio coiorcd people in that itectlnu. I-nto in tho afternoon tho Senate struck out from tho ro-oluttou of Mr, Voorhees special reference to North Carolina and Indiana, to as to mnko It gen eral lulls terms and permit tho committee to in quire into tho cause of the exodus from any of llio Southern Status to any of the Northern Stales or Territories. It wax then passed. Tho time of the Hous as almost entirely taken up yesterday with tho discussion of the bill au thorizing tho Secretary ol the Interior to negotlalo wllh the Ute Indians lor their removal from their present reservation In Colorado. Mr. Scales presented.lhe meaauro from the Com mittee on Indians Allaire and advocated Its passago, tut the principal advocate of the measure was Mr. Belfurd.uf Colorado. He raado qulto a speech In its favor, explaining llio i:eeosItle for tho removal of tho Indians. Mr. Conger (Mich.) and Mr. Hooker (Miss.) ap peared as the principal opponents of the proposi tion. They took the ground that tho Government had violated it treaty obligations with tho Utei, arid thai tho whites ,ot Colorado, who w ere now clamorjng so loudly for their removal, were really responsible ior tho difficulty with those Indians, 'ihelr reservations had been encroached upon and their rights violated by the citizen or Colorado. Mr. Ilelford denied that their reservations had ever been Invaded by the people of Colorado, but ho said tho population of Coliiado was Increasing so rapidly thai tha baibariaDs' must give way for Civil uailon. Mr. Haskell (Ivan.) advocated tho passage of tho bill, but rather contradicted Mr. liclford's etnto ment that tho reservation had not been Invaded by insisting that there were so many whlto people thcro that It w as absolutely necessary to remove the Indians. Mr. Conger (Mich.), who opposed llio bill, raUod quite a laugh by asking thesu two gentlemen to reconcile tnolr statements. I'cudlng tho consideration of the bill thu House adjourned. llio Gouevu Award, The bill Introduced by Senator Hereford yester day, providing for the distribution of the unappro priated balance of the Geneva award, proposes to ruvlvo the former " Court of Commissioner (if Ala bama Claims," with pohct to receive, cxamlno and adjudicate three clashes of claims, as follows : The first class shall be for claims not already adjudicated upon their merits dhcctly resulting from damage to vessel and cargoes by Confederate cruisers or armed forces on the high seas, and also wllh In four miles of thtfthoro In cases w hero vex via were pursued ihltucr, Interest at six permit, per annum is to be allow ed upon all Judgments In claims of this classfhcrealter adjudicated, luslead of four per cent., as piovldcd by the original aits and thu bill also requires an allowance of ton per cent, tn lieu of freight In calosol loss of whaling vessels, besides six Tier cent. Interest. The second class Is to comprise claims for two percent, uddllloual iuteivst on Judgments lioielo ioro entered, 'ihe third class will be fur the payment of pre miums for war risks, whether paid to corporation, agents or Individuals afttr the Bulling of any Con federate cruiser, iu determining which It shall bo tboduty of the court to deduct any sura tu tiny uay recclvod by or paid to tho claimant In diminu tion of tho amount paid rornny such premium, to that only tho actual lots shall be allowed, Coiillimntloiia. ThoSouato In cxecullvrj session yesterday con firmed the following nominations, Jamc II. Bcnor, of Virginia, to to nhlof Justice of Wjoiiilng Territory: I. H. .Short, of Ohio, to bo agont fur In dians or Sao and Pox agency tn llio Indian Terri tory; Second Lieutenant J, M, Sliiims, to bo a lint Houteuantin rovenuu service nf the Imltod State: Vccoud LloultnantW, J. Herring, to boa llrt lieu tenant In revenue service of the United falutus Pint Lieutenant l.ntils .s", htndder, to be captain In ravouuo torvlce oflhu United States; Klrst l.leiilen suit 0. L. Hooper, to bo captain in reenue H'lvlco of tho United Stales. POSTUASThrui. Kdwlu D, Henry, at Uinrti, Wisconsin) llonjaiuln J, Kiusey, at Harlon, Iowa: James II, Morris, at Mlcbtleld, Mliinesula: !). M. Worthlngton, at'ier llng, Illinois; Francis W.Thorne, at Ilruckettsvillc. Texas; Jamca Y. Wind, at Corjius ChrUll, Texas. l'nr tho Ileiit'tltof rostiunalois. The bill reported by Mr. llalley jesterday, from tlio Senate Cummlllie on l'ostolllees and I'ostioads, Is a general mtiisuru substituted for villous pend ing bills, which proWdcs special relief lor various postuiasloia who wtuo entitled to ft icudjustniout and iiicicusoonbulr salaries under llio acts of July 1, lhtvt, and Juno It, lMd, but who Iliddveitenily UllcJ to mako application in accordance with tho Department regulations In llmo lObu paid out of Die npproprlallous which have since lapiod tu ilia Treasury. It -.Vfrdmated thai about 7,000 postmasters, prln-clfiT.iVsV- luwm.KuiiMinuuiJ other Wulurn Stales wlii).i;",1'llI'ostal busiiicsi iiiciuaked most during the PXii'U covered by Iho bill, will bo entitled lo benefits, and that llio aggregate amount required to pay their claims u 111 bu loiriolhlug over SVjo.ooo. Trildci-JMillk I'lolvctlou, Tim bill Introduced on tho 15lh by Mr, Civswcll, ol Wlscausln, provides that tho Commissioner of Internal Kevenuo shall Issue revenue staiuns tn any manufacturer or dealer who ilcslret them at the i a te ofuiie dollar for each tea thousand Ptatnps, 'J bo tiaile maik of loa dealer Is to bo on tho stamp, nnu t luininurv or such siaunu s to ho imiiiua by tine ami iuipiUoiimeut, Ilia mine ai counter- fcltuiKaiiy other rcvemio itaniv-oue half tho llnu to ro to tho Informer As Ihe pivsont tiodc-maik law ha-i been declared uucoiisiliullmial, and as llieru mut bu vuiM'riVtta d'U in si-curing u Constltiillonnl nmonilmcnt,cvon Ifsuch annmend-menl-caii lio enrriod, there is n strung feeling In lavor or ilia nbnve plan iu llio next best thing to protect manufacturer. Vacancies l'llled. Bntl.ln. -A...m. , 1 ... . I, ..(. 1 .-uiiuiiii .uuicruii, uiiHinnnii ui uio oniiomii icc- publtcnti Committee, has, after consulting with u,ut:i iiie-uiuvisui iiiir,xecuuvci4)rnmu!ce,sciccicu tlioriillowlnggoiitlcmcn to Mil the vacancies that exist In the Kxccullvo Committee: Mcwra. I'latt, of iiuir iuik, vMiupur, oi uuio; aow, ui inuinua, anu Heath, ofMlehlgnii. t'nbllc I.illlds Tor IMucntloual Purposes. The IIotio Couimlttco on IMucatlou and Labor yesterday agreed upon tho bill Introduced by Itcp resenlatlYo Uoodo nt tho lutl xc-ulou and ordered a favorable report to bo madu to tho House. The bill provides "that the net proceeds of the sales of publlo lands fhall bo forever uoiuccratccl and set apart for the education of the people." Numliiiitlinirti Tho President sent to the Senate yesterday tho following nominations : To bo United Stain Consuls-Colen C. Williams, at Swalnw; Samuel bpaclmiui, nt Uheiit, Tobu 1'nslinaati-n Caduallader II. llrooko.Cou shohopken, l'a.; Lawsou Heno, Owensboro, Ky.; David It. ilarmore. Sheldon. Iowa; David K, No)cs, llaraboo, Wis.; Ilubort II. Johnson, Wausau, Wis. AruiH for tho Mlltlln. Tho IIouo MlllilaCoinmlttca wcr in session again yesterday, hearing arguments in favor of the bll piovldlug for n National militia eslabliili incut, 'ihe commlttco also agreed to report faror ably the resolution authorizing tlio Secretary of War to luinisU the Clicrukeu Artillery of Home, (Icorgla, with a battery of field artillery equip ments. Anotlior Tin IIT Commission Proposed. Tho bill Inlroduced cslcrday by Senator Uarland DMV Idlller lor le tarlfl cjinnilsslnn. nrorjii.si s Ihti ai- rpoliilincnt of a lommliilon, to eiinl.-l nr tlnvo Senators mid thrcu members of lliollottso oflteprc- sciiiaiivcs ami turco persons not mourners nt either iiuusu cio ua sciccieu uy anu as.sociaitu wun luem;, whoadlltlci are nnida similar to Ihosa ofthoex- pem proposed In Senator Katou's bill. Al ollllou nt Sliuery In Cuba. Ilia SptiuMi Minister In this city received last night the rationing telegram from .Madrid: ''Jliu tint live sections of the huv for tho aboli tion of slavery were pased In thu Spanish Scualo to-day. 'ihe tlrst section savs: Maverrls herebr abolished in llio Island of Cuba, in tu-t-nrduuev Willi llio oi.ncluicuts r this law.' Nuxt Tuesday tho wholu law will pau by a large uiajurlty." Improvement of tlio Channel lit Sandy Hook, Mr. Mullcr, ol New York, Inlroduced In the uouse scsieruiiy a urn luruie improvement oi what is know u as tho "swash channel-' through Sandy Hook bar, thu work to bo done by a corporated company. which Pi to receive S3 Aoo.ooo when a depth oisiy, feet U obtained mid iil.iMO annually theieafler vuillc such depth is maintained, pay incuts to be In SjOU.IXW lnslallnienls when u de-ntli ofii Icet and Gluchtali obtained, and S.'iOO.OUO for each additional 6 inches when maintained lor six months. The bill uas referred. HpiliiKCi'rt l'oiltlcut Machine. The siib-cnminlltro of the House Committee on Elections, of which Mr. Snrlnger. of Illinois. Is chairman, continued tha heating In the c.io of imicucy Dguiiihc aiemous, ui inu rccouu .vruunsas district, yestciday. Judgo Martin concluded thu argument in favor of Mr, llmdley.and was followed by Mr. Siemens, tlio sluing member, lu Ids on n be half. Mr. llradiey, tho contestant, mada the Dual argument lu hi ami favor, 'lho committee thou positioned tho casn until alter tho holiday iccetw, when tho report will be made. AVrlU or Altiicliiiicnt Issued. Writs of attachment vrero Issued by lho Sergeant-at-Aruisoftbe Scuato yesterday lor J. V. Admire, K. II. l'urccll, tleorgc S. Anthony, (ienoral Y, Smith, and I.ovl Wilson, parties who retuscd to obey the subpevuas of thu siilj-commltteu of tlip Scuato Com mittee on Privileges and Klectlou In the Incalts imcstKatton, Tho action of the Scrgcaul-al-Arms was based on lho resolution nr Sonalur Saulibury, whlcluwus adopted by the Suualu, ilirvctlug that mesa panics oe urougui neiorv tue unr oi tne sen ate to answer tor contempt. llio National Ilanlis. The rnmptrollerof the Currency has c.illed upon tha National banks for a roport rhou lug their con dition at the clow of business on I'rlday, tha 12th day of December. Tho Coninlioilcr innriii the amount of additional circulation Issued to the banks lu tho month or November, S1,10'J,3M, and during tho month of December to tha 19th Instant, f .' uritil). making $5,13.,,r. slnco lho dale of the tables published Tu hu last report, 'ihe amount of logai.ienuor notes acpositau ior tho purpose of re nting circulation during tlio samo time 11115,610, making a net Increase ui 51,717,070. I'ustiigo Toi- tho Illlnd. Tho Houso Committee on tha Ituvlslon at tlm J.mvi at their meeting yestciday Instructed their cuairiuan to rciiort laYorauiy to uio itouso lho bill Introduced by ileprescntatho Alhcrton at the last session of CoilLTe-is. entiled "To nrnteet tha bllml from tho payment of oxhoibltant postngoon their i-uue9jjuiiuciii.u. ie pruviue-s mac privaiu coin muiilcatlous or leltura Impressed on mauila or other heavy paper, without typo, pen or ink, by u system generally known as "cuibossed rjoint writ ing" or other similar method by or for the use of ino unnci, ua pcrruuicu. to pass ui uie rtuaoi tureo cents for three ouuccaorfracllon thereof, to be paid lu advance. Tlio Iutoro-it nf Agriculture Congressman Updegraft", ofOlile, delivered an agrictiltiiral address at tho Dairy l'alr iu New York city on Tuesday cveiiluglast, in which ho contends unit ino agricultural inicre.su or tne uuilcil Slates are overshadowing, and yet sadly neglected lu public estimation and encouragement. He strikes lor making tlio Department of Agrieulluro a Cabi net position which will magnify ihoC'oinmlsloner Into u conscqucuco commensurate, w 1th tha Im portance of the iulcicst he repiesents. Mr, Updo gran Is a farmor or large skill and experience, and In his prrtont cflorci It Is not Impossible that humay havo hlscyeon a seat In the Cabinet, lib New York address la eiiokon of as a very com mendable cllort. rilK X-ATWXAr, C0313IITVHJ:. Mgnlricnnce of llio l'loceedlncs Weilneisday. All envoy of Tun Nitios'ai, KrruiiticAsr ran agaliut a very prominent member of Ihe Natlonul Ilcpubllcan Executive Committed in lho rotunda ol tlio Kuliltt Homo yestciday crt-ntusT, and biacln,' tbe siatrsiiiau (Irmly against one of the pillars w hlch support the i oor, said j " Was there any iiollilcal slgnlHciuira in the elec tion of olllccrs or the National Comnillleo.'" "None in the least. All tbh talk about Mr, Came ron's elc ctlon having been the icsulluf a combina tion between the tliant and Ilia Sherman men Is all bosh. Several gentlemen nho are friendly to Mr. llhilno voted fur Mr. Cameron lor the chair manship." "In looking over the committee, who weio llio majority of them lu lator ol ns u residential cnu dldater "l(i-tlilrdsol them wero In favor of Granl, and at least tuo-tlilrds-of Ihem wero for Mr, lllalno as second choice. My opinion Is," he added, "that If thu cuuimltlro had had tho silectlon of candidates the ticket would havo been tlraut and lllalno by an almost unanimous vote." "Had Sherman much strength In lho committee','" "llo laid nine; but tlis (tiungth oi ucukiitssof Presidential candidate! did not unlcr into tho con test for Ihe olllccrs of Ilia coiomitlca ur the place or Iwit.llni- llin f-ikiit oiillnti " "Had Shcnnuu as much streuglli In tho commlt tco as lllalueV" "Not by liny means," replied the tlalcsniau. At this point lho conversation was Interrupted by the appearance of another statesman, who ear r ed cur committee man oil to communo with him upon lho political situation, 3'.1 .I-YI COIWJJK l'.llVct of llio Kopetsl of tlio Duty, llio Ylcu-1'rcsldeiit laid beforo the Hennto yester day a couimunkatlon fium lho Secretary of tha Treasury, trautuilttliig, in compllanco Willi a res olution or Unit body, Information concerning lho effect iipiincoinumers of tho 'repeal of tho duly on tea mid cot1c In 17J. 'ilia flgutsi coiilaiued In this slnleiiiout show that with regard to tra during tho yeare 1870, 1671 mid 1872 thu averajc value ol this aittclo varied from HO to ill '4 conls per pound: tho raio or duty varied from 13 u ta cents por inund, and the rcvouuea received varied rroai ja.rtou.ood to 110, lino.uoo annually, During tlio peilod Iroui 1873 to 1878 (calendar itur) Incluvlvu. vrlicu this nrtlclu was Importcil iluty-rree, Its an-nura valuo varied annually from 2t lo 3SU cunts per iiouud.and the estimated rovenuu which would have bcun ro celvedby Iheliovcrumontoii Uio basis of former iatcsofdutle.1 varied fiom S8,(X,000 to 8lii,0oo,cu0 annually, Wllhiegard to cofluo, the avciago value during 1870, 1871 and 1B72 varied from 1(1 to 11 cents per pound, the rale ol duty varied from :t to ( cents i ior pound, mid tho revenue received Varied from ifiWfM to 81i!.W0,0cJ Miiiiiilly. iroin 187a to 1870 inclusive, when coflca was Im ported dutj-lieo, tho avorage value) per pnuuil varied from VXH to lOJ-j conn, and thuesllmalod amount of duties wlileli would havo been rtcelvod unileiiliitlci or former joai--varled Irons I8,ob0,000 to S13.000.WJ. '! ho report is tiani lulltud without rocouiiucndatloii, PHILADELPHIA'S GUEST. An Evening with Hie Old Comrades in Arni3. Tho Cnnip-l'lro at the Acndoiny of Music Kntliiulastlo Itoceptlon by tlio Vct- craua (r Their Old Commando!- A 'Wetcoino by (In v. lluyt fleiiKnil Orient's llcply Dcmoiiattntlons, Ac. At tho Camp-I'lio of tho Orand Army, rniL.iDEi.rniA, Dec. IS. Tho camp-fire at the Academy of Miislo lo night was an Impressive ex hllilllon of military cerctnoulc, Interspersed with addrcssos and music. About half an hour before llio ccrcmonleu lifgau at the Academy or Mmlc tieucral Urant was ri-colvpd bv a dplrestlon nf lho Orand Army or tho Itepubllo at tho Continental iioioi anu unveil to tuo icauomy, ino rouio oeinc brilliantly Illuminated with pyrotechnics and cal cium lights, the rays of which lent additional splendor to tha profii-o decorations which oinliel lulled tho streets and house-rroiils along tha Hue. Shortly aller the Ucncral reached tbo Aeadomy tho c-xcrclsca were begun. Ill one of lho proscenium uoxcssaiumeranj nulla lunmy anil several icr soual friends. Tha mat or, heads of departments and prominent military omens occupied the other boxes (icncraltlrautbeliigcscorteil upon the slago took his seat at tha right of Ocneral llartranlt, who presided, and tho camp lira was started by a rev eille by tho drum corps of one or thu pouts. Comrade John W. Saycr. chaplain or the Dc-part-montorrcnns)lvauia, Orand Army or the Repub lic, then ollered prayer. In which lio invoked tho Divine bluislugupon tho membors or the order present ami absent, and returned thank to tha Almighty fur tho blessings bestowed upon this country and tijioii General (Irani. Governor Hoyt, who was to deliver tho addruss ol welcome to General Ornnt, ua Introduced by General Hurt ran ft lu a brief address, lu which General Grant was referred to as onawho has proven hlmsotf "greater In peace than lu war." APDiiras of WKbcOMC nv ciovRnNop. hoyt. Governor Hoyt then .stepped forward, and in Ids addre.ii referred to lho long abseuco of General Giant In forulgu hinds, and expressed Ihe opinion that what ho had teen had made htm prouder or his own country and re minded him of lho " long and bitter struggle mada by the people for boiler things." Tho llovcrnor mid vvoids would not sulUcu to cxproi tlio wul coma which tho Grand Army of tho ltc-publla de sired tu extend lo their distinguished guest and comrade, but iu behalf of Its members ho wel comed him lo their hearts and hwpltallttci. Dur lucthe addioss or welcome Ccjieral Grunt stood facing Governor Hoyt, and upon the conclusion of ino latter a rcmarKS uio nuiiuiug nec-racM tommy iremnie miner cue uuiinisiaiiio greeting too as semblage extended to him. Ilo stood bowing his acknowledgment', and as It was evident ho desired to make some verbal response the audience quickly -willed into silence. llll'I.V OK nitNKRAI. QUANT. Guvfrsor Hoyt ami Comhadfjop tiik Gbvnd Aiuiy or the Rnc'i'.t.ic It Is a matter ol very deep regret with mu that I did not prepare something to say to you respecting then oleoma I received at your hands Oils evening. Dut really since I ar rived hero I havo not had time, and beforo thai I had not given it n thought. Hut I say to you all that during lho twojears and seven mouths slnco I left your city ta enlcrclc lho globe 1 havu visited every capital lu Kuropa and mottof Ihe Kasleru nations. Them Is not a country I visited lu that circuit vvhcie 1 did not llud Kmiu of our members. Applause, Jn crossing ovor ourovrn laud from Ilia l'nclilo to tho Atlantic, scarcely a now selllcf nieiit, scarcely a cattlo ruuche, scarcely a collec tion of pioneers did 1 kec that was not composed al incwtcntlrcl of yclorausofiliolalowar. Applause.!, It called to my mind the fact that while warn aro to bo deplored and unjust wars aro always to bu avoided, they are not idwacs attended with un mixed evil, 'lbc bpy who Is brought up In his country homo or In his city homo without any exciting cause to qulckon Ills wits Is apt to remain there, following tho pursuits or his parent! and never getting beyond ihemlu many carci never getting up to them. Dut when carried away by a great struggle lu w hlch such great principles are Involved as In our late conflict, it brings him lo n wider rlow than that or hh home, and though hU affections belong to tha homo which ho has left behind him, he only finds disappointment ou his return, and strikes out for now itelds and develops and prepares now domains Tor us and for thou, sanda who will tiillowus Ourox-soldlers .aro be coming tho pioneers, not only of this land, but they are extending its commerce and their knowl edge! of the country In other lauds, and when a brighter day shall dawn for those countries In tho East America will step lu and share In their com mcrcu. And all this Is being brought about through the exertions of the veteran i-oldlem I might say of Ilia comrades of the Grand Army of mo itcpuuue. ictmu appiaiisu.i i-omruues, Hav ing been compelled as olieu as I havo siucu my ar rival In San Francisco to utter a fow words, not only louoldlcrs but tn other clasui, and speaking wllliout preparation, I was often forced lo repeal, not Ihe Ntme wouls, perhaps, but the samo Ideas. Whit I want to Impress upon you Is that oti havo a country to bo proud of and a country to light for, and a country to die for If need bu. Great ap plause and loud cheering. While many of tho countries of Kuropa givo practical protcctlou ami freedom ta Ihulr citizens, vet no Kuropaan country comitates iu the liberty which it affords to particu lar Individuals wllh our own. In no other coun try Is the young and cncrgotlo man given suuh n elianeo by Industry and frugality to acquire a com petence lor himself and family ns in America, Abroad It Is dllllciilt fur tho poor man lo mako his way at all. All that is nicossary Is lo know this lu order that wo may become) better citizens. Com rades, I thank you for our welcome, and I regret that I am not prepared bolter to say what I would llku tuaav lo vim. Comrada II, Clay Trumbull seconded tha address of w clcome on behalf of 1'ost No. 1, General Grant's own post. A douuiequartelto composed or Grand Aimy members Ihcn sung lho "Ship of State" n cnmnosltlon arranirc-d for tho occasion, after which Colonel Vaudorsllcu, Assistant Adjutant Geneial of tlm General Department oi ino stato, dellvorud an addre's In which ho eulogized tho Grand Army as ouo which lu its high purposes and thoroughness of organization had not its counterpart in any country in the world. Comrada Chailcs J. Arms compared General Grant as the typo or a modern soldier to tlio tvpe of ancient chivalry In a way which eulogized the foimor, 'ilia remainder of lho exercises at lho Acad emy consisted nf addresses by several poet de partment commanders, a cadet ill III, tlio slnglner or songs. Including "Marching Through Georgia," with Ilia wholo asscmblagu Joining in the chorus and recitations Ufa camp lite. During lho evening General Grant was presented wllh a handwme anil costly goldi). A. It. bu.lgo in behalf of Tost No. I, of which he Is a member. At II o'clock thu camp fire ended and tha Geneinl irus e'cortod back to tho hotel along tha same route by n hlch lie hail ii-achcdtho academy, and ivlth tha same brilliant glare of calcium lights mid pyrotechnics at tho hotol. Thu guest w ai given a hearty parting fcalulc orchcers by his comrades oflhc G, A. It, Ol.S-EIUt. CIKANT AMI IMF. MC'vltvOl'VN sciinjin. I'jiUAmimiiA, Dru. 18. (leu. Giant was asked personally tills allcniuou whether bo had, ns was announced in soma of tho morning Journal, ac cnnlnl tba DreMdeucv of tho Nic-anisriMii I'imal scheme tendered him by Admlinj Avnrncn renter- uay "i nanny iiiiow ciiuugu auoui inu routine to say much about It," remarked General Uruiit. "liui," lirgen nu quesnoiH-r, a newspaper man, you can say wiie-iucrur uuc un iiavu aecepiou on who lucepunl 7" "Yes." replied on that point; I j presidency of It," ino presidency ui uio cuinpttuy i the General, "I can satisfy you on ccruiiuiy nave hoc accepu-u mu nnaixiA i.vuist.aiuiiv. ltn.ll load Project A Hitch About tlo Judgeships, ltlciiMOND, Dec. 18. A bill was Introduced hi tha le-nato to day by Mr. Ktilkcrsim to Incorporate the Richmond A Southwestern Hallway Company, 'lho road l-i to extuud from somo point on tba southeastern boundary Uuo of Kentucky to and through the city of ltlchiuond to lido water in lha Stalo of Virgin!, 'It li claluiod that tho Incor poratora propose to expend tW.OOO 000 In Virginia In lho construction of tho road and lho develop. input nf the mineral and other resource of tlm boutlioru portion of tho Stale. This cntcrprlso Is alleged to be under lha auspice of Boston capital- 1MN exclusively N'n nro'Tcsa wo mada to-dav in tha General As. somblylu the election or county Judirea, although a number of candidates had liceu sclectud by tha Keadjusters lu caucus hut night. 1 liu cituso ol tho dolav was duo to demoralization lu lha dominant party, arising from some dlsallccllou n lo sercr.il id tlm caucus numlnec-s. hence a resolution wax admit. od posttmiilug lho Joint order until to-morrow. In ma llie'lllllliuu uiueui vi jveauiuoivi it iu uu jie-Ml rn-nlaht. when evorvthlng will ba set to rinlils and the work will then go on again. J'llti: IX A TJIIUVHH, Iluppy Avuldunc of n Piinlit, Nkw Yonit. Dec. 18. Thu ulav of " I'rlU In Iro. laud" at Abbr-y's I'ark 'llioalio uiisluleirupled aboutt o'clock this evening b- an alarm al fire, 'lha treasurer of thu theatruwas leaving tho boK. PlTlco III the vertlbtilc, when his attention was called to a cloud of smoko u hlch was rising from tue stairs leaning iru.u in vusiiouhj to mo amino ilum. 'lho llainwnuU started under tha staircase, but when the alarm irae sniiiulcd Ihe presence of the lire could bu detected only by siuoko. Menus wcim at ouc taken to prevent u paalu lu the) audience Thcro vvoro llireo entrancoJi to tho theatre, tha doors of which were thronn on-u, and n police nlflcer was called In and asked to guard the Ilroadway entrance. Iu spllo of these precautions, however, thcro was a grfat denl of oxcJtcmcut. Tho Inforniatlou that tho building was on fire reached lho ears of persons lu cuu rtur ui cno House, anci it rapiuiy sprcau turougii tha aildleticp. This nnllri-mnii liirnrnini. thn nil. dlencothat ther was a tiro In tlio vcstlbnlo, and advised every ouo to leave tho building quietly by uiuuxicfloii i weniy-seconci sirccc ine auiiicnca Ihcn bozatt moving toward the doors, and dis persed without any mishap. 1 hu flames originated lu tho packing around onooflhe pipe attached tu the healer lu tho vestibule. Tho damage waa trilling. is 1XJHOXATWX IX 31AIXH. larcnloii'Thert Denounced by Until Parties BoiToy, Dec. 18. 1 ho mayor nnd nldermcn of icocKiauci anomoii a reaniucion lo-uiant cniuienm- lug severely tho action of Ilia Governor nnd conn ell. and declaring, as Ihcsonsuoftho board. Hint hv such arbitrary and unwarranted action In at tempting to nulliry tit will of tho people, tho.Gov crnor and council reflect discredit to our state and dishonor tn tlicinsclve-s, and Justly merit the con demnation nf all good citlccui. They further de sire tholr rcprescutatlves-elue-t to co-operate wltli others In asserting their right to tho positions to which they were elected. These resolutions wero adopted by a vote of 5 to 'J, Alderman Mehau (Democratic) voting wllh tbo four ItepubllcAti mem bers. A dispatch from Skowhcgan, Mo., nays tho count ing out of that town lu Aumistu Is lha onlv tonla of convcratlnu lu the street, and tho act Is do- inmncrii uy iemocrnu as vtoiI ns itepuiiiicans. An Indignation meeting has been called for Saturday cvciiiiigat Coburn Hal). A telegram Troiii Farm ington mentions tha pruralanco of great Indigna tion there. Al'ut'STA, Me., Dec. 11 It 1 now stated that Skowhonaii was counted out with great rcluctanco uj iiiouovcninr ann council, sou only ns re last rcsourco lu order to make suro of a quorum of tbe rusloiiltt In the house. This view Is corroljoratcd by a letter addressed only last wceloby Hon. V. G. Varkor to Mr. Steward, Ifepubllciiu rcprc-scntallvc-elect from Skow began. At that lima It appears II had not been determined to count Skowhcgan out. Tho Hcpubllcim State commlttco will meet here tho early part of next week, Tho call for tho Indignation meeting to-moirovv night has been signed brtho bestcltlzcns. Hallowc 1 will hnld an Indignation meeting on Saturday. Tho Governor aim council navu ueou engaged on tha county re turns to-day. Illinois Democrat ltfiiii to Indorao tlio Theft. Cmt'Aoo, Dec. 18. tho Democratic Pfitc Central commiuca met nuy prominent Democrats Irom various parts of thu State to-day to decide on a plan for arranging lho state campaign. John II. Ohcrlv. nf Htirltiiftli-lil. Inlniilnrnil a rAi- oliiiluu which raused un acrlmnujou-i debalu of Jourhours, condemning unqualltle-lly any irutiil whorcby tho will or the peoilu h subverted by Niw lloiuil or Slatu nutliontlc ur Individuals, 'lhu incellirg voted down the amendment exempting thu Maine casa from the provisions of tho resolu tion nnu incii iiciciiieu tue icsuiutiou. 'Jul ma go Sustained. Jamaica, I I Dec. 18, Tho S) nod sustains lha I'rcsbjtcry aud Dr. Talraaga by atHU-thlrds vulo. 11a Not Suttled, New YortK, Dec. ll.-Counscl for lha St. Louis, Alton & Terra llauto railroad says Mr. 'lildeii has mado no settlement w 1th thu road as yet. Tlio Tempnr.incn lliioin In Georgia. Ati.ania, Gv., Dec. IS. Drew, lho temperance woiker, closed his labors licru to-night, ills work haa resulted In over l.ouo persons signing the picugu. nc goes iu pavauuan. 1'nlloil nnd Abscuiulcil. I'fontA, Il.l., Deo. 18. It Is auuouiiced that Thomas Nelll, n heavy dealer In coal, has failod for about SWJOO. Ho ills ippoared some days Ago , turn ins wiiereauuum iiuiciiuwii. Man- htiunmrd' Ihilf-llrotliol- Killed. Mr.itlDK.-r, Cos'N Hoc. 18. Dayton Hawlcy, brothur of Susan Havvley nnd hair-brotliarof tho late Mary Slauuard, uiw killed by tha u-cprcs train I'lille crossing the track, nt Wulllngford, till evening. i Smith Cmiilinu Chief Justlco l'.lectcd. CoLUMiUA.B. C, Dec. 18. Judgo Mclvor having uociiiicu to accept in cnioi justiccsuip, to wuicli he was recently elected, thu aeneral Assembly to night elected Governor William D, Simpson to fill me pusiuuu. Cold Weather lu Canada. Ottawa, Oxr.. Dec. 18. Inlon-ely cold weather prevailed In tho Ottawa Valley to-day, tho ther inomo'.er unglng fromlirtccntothlrly-lourclcgrcei below rcio. lu this city thu thermometer was eiguiecu negroes uciow zero. A NovmlH IlaiikSiispunUecl, San Francisco. Dec. 18. A dlsnatch from VI r, glula City sa) tho Ilnuk of Virginia has suspended navineilt. 'Ihe susnensloii Is duetto the meat rip. clluo hi tho valuo of mining slock, which tha uanK curriuu co a large ainuuui. lilsliop Hiivnii Dyliifr. TIoston, Deo. 18. Illshop Gilbert Haven, of tho Methodist Episcopal church, whoso serious illness has already been reported, Is lu a very critical con dition to-ulght, and his friends aro npprchcntlvo mac nu win nut live uiiiu niuimug. Georgia Distilleries Seized. Andrew Clark, Collector of Internal Itovcnue at Atlanta. Ga.. in a dlsnatch to Commissioner ltaum to-day says: "Have selc-d four dlsllllcrles, two mules, wagon nnd tun packages of Illicit spirits, 'lho deputy marshals accompanying made several nrrcsw. I'aululo is Ifotol. Nkw Yoiik, Dec. 18. A lire broke out suddenly al'J o clock this afternoon lu tho bnfemoutof thu .New vort Hotel, ino names became liumcdlately vlslblo In tho hotel lauudiy. smoke filling the hull mid) aril of tha building. The guests were thrown uuo a momcuiarv name, cmc enc ura was uxcm gulthed aud order restored, Prlsniiei- Injured In Trying to Incline. Nkw Uiiu.nswic-k, N. J., Dec. 13. Willlsm Fred- tnecs aim jo in savers, vrno wero v cs en lav son. lcneo-1 to llflcen years' imprisonment for robbcrv and luceudlarlsm lu Sussex county, and ncrube-lng couvovc-uio irciicou uy cno sucrm cms morn u ' shacklud together, Jumped from lha train nnd wc-io iciriuij injuicci. sney tciuicenpicin;ciaiiu ucgccl to be killed, llefiih-iitlou of nu ltx-Muynr. Cincivnati. Dec. 18. At n meeting of lho board of revision to day, ltlehard Zeldlcr nil ovpert cm- no) co to examine ma uoous oi cno iaia jinyor Inhmlou. roDortcd that he hud found unoii tl.a fnco ortlio books ii dcleltof over ti.'.OOO ami that thcro were erasures ou the books and soiuo books missing, John Hanson, who was tho private secretary of Mayor Johnston, said ho had made erasure lu order to mako his bonks balance with Ids deposit', nnd said Mayor Johnston tool, inoiiev whenever ho wanted It and f.dlc-d lo rclinn it, and tntit nu nrucruu niinciiansoiij in nnchti ino eras urea. Tho board directed that n full Investigation ba made. Mayor Johnston being drao, Ills bonds man w ill bo called upon lo maku up the deflc'ouoy. VVI.Ua UAVll IV HV3T31A11Y. Samuol S, Ward, a prominent citizen of Hartford, Conn., died In that clly )otcrd.ty. fl'l... ISiIaii llnn.lMvmlll i,l Innrhlmm 111 ... burned Wednesday, l.m, M-,000, Insurance, S'l.OOd. Thomas h Kmory's cotton gin at Weldun, North Caiollna, Dies bullied) cslcrday, with llftuotl bales of cotton. 'l Im PiMiniivlvatila rallioid denot at Tc-rona. Pic. wo burned yesterday, hoss, 8,000; cause, de fective Hue, K'n.iiil, liner's store factory and nutbiilldlnes at Applclon, Wis., were burned on Weducbday, Loss, 81J,(K)0j liisurniico, So.000. Twi-liu stores and dwelling wero burned at III- iniuelt. Dak., nuterday. lho rlherldan House was saved with clllllcully. Uss, iSO.OOO. A lira at MUlersburg, Hid., Wednesday buruod Kill vrrii-r-rx'storr. Heck's shoo store and Dr Jon. ulngV ruddc-nco. Loss, 315,0-X); iumiranca light. Thu llflletli anniversary or tha l.aue Theological Scmluaiy at Cincinnati was celebrated yoslenlay by tha dedication of a new addition which cost SJO.ooo. Michael Jenkins was killed at the Kohluoor col liery and Adam Martin at tha Philadelphia Coal Company's inluo near Pullovlllo yesterday by fall tug coal, Mrs. Jane Kramer and n young lady named Young were instantly killed while crossing tho track of tlio LehlgH Valley lallroad at Allciitonu l'a , ) csteruay. M.O. llrovi iiliie birn. two mlloi from Haddou. field, N. J., w as burned by Iraiiii-s yesterday morn tng Willi Iu content". Twunly-tliroa now uud one mule were roairted alive, l-os, Sll.Otxl: no timer. nucu. Thomas Wall, who robbed lho Soiilhoru Ilxnress ofuoeluNovv Orleans, where ho was vinplojicl 111 IS38, of a piekate of flft.scvi and llud Co Tc , wai, nrrestcd iu C'hicujo jeaterdaj riud Ukeui (o Neir Orluaus. THE SUFFERING IRISH. An Appeal io tho Citizoii3 of tlio District for Aid. Meeting of the Irlsti-Aincrli nu Clllzons All Address tn tho Peopl Adopted 'llio Cniiaes of Iicl.iud' Dishes Sot I'oilh All ArllllclaU'ainlnc I'ubllo Mootlue to bo Culled .Shortly. Sic. Tho Tl'oc of the liver Gtnuii Isle. Pursuant to a call, n meeting of tho lrlli-.mcrl-can citlci.s of lho District was lield at Cosmopoli tan Hall last ulglit to devise uiciuis by which sub stantial assistance mav lo furnished to lho sutler- lug Irish In Ireland. Colonel John II. O'llclrno president ami Mr. lllcnaul Utilahan secretary. On motion or Colonel Ilurko tho chair was aiillmrUtd lo appoint an executive commlttco or llflccu to make necessary arrangements for n tnass-mcctlng lo be held ni i.on as practicable after lho holiday. A motion then prevailed that the nre'iilonts of Ine several Irish societies iu lhu city bo added to said committee. Tho chair was allowed time tusolect llio committee, which ha will call together by postal card. Tho coiiiiultlto appointed tnprepaic an address submitted the following, which waa nuupieci : 7b the Citlzrns otitic Vlttrtct of Oilumllit: We, American cltlrem of Ircsh birth or this Ills trlct, respei tfully Invite lliosenf our rellon-olllzons whose sympathy may havo been aroused by lho reports nf destluilion and famlno which hare reached hero from Ire-land, to co operate with us lu raising Kinds hi nllcWutc thu misfortune of llio people of that country. If llio calamities that have bcRillon nur kindred lu Ihelr native laud weie-oT that character which Invokes universal charily: If n devastation through tho ncllon of the element, by lira or llocd, had deprived llict-eopleflftho fruit of their labor, It would Blmpllly our appeal to ) our generosity. Hut a the bitter woes of lho Irish pcopla nro crcn nhl, and aro due to lho ono direct cause, mis government, It become our duly to bring public attention to tome or the cause which have re duced our couiilomen tn tho necessity of seeking ou'sido their own shores lho bread tn sustain life Decent events prove that the peoploor nil suc tions of this country abound In charity and pood will for ono uuothor. How timely and abundant lhu assistance which Honed from all quarters ti ward p'ngue-strlcketi Memphis I Who hai heard of a man, woman or child dying or famine during tlio grasshopper plague iu Kauw, or after that ter rible visitation when tho great and populous city or chlcMguh.id bocn laid In aihe7 Such, Indeed, Is lhu character of lho American pcnpluthat tl.ey Instinctively lly to tho assistance of sullcrlug liuminlty and ton people so const!, tutcd. Whatwe havetniolata respecting Ihuprcs cut and past misfortunes of the people or he! mil, lu whose behnirweileslrutocnllit llieir sympathy, will appear Incredible. Ireland Is admittedly ono of Ihe most fertile por tions or tho Globe, and (here never has been ajear when It did not produce moro food than would support the population In extreme ahum! nice, in the) ears 18(7 and lil8,whcu n million or people perished or famine, Ireland, it was carefully esti mated, exported moie piovljlon.s tlian would sup port II population, then 8,000,000, more than twice auda-luili over. At that time, when thegouerous hand of America was extended lo Ire-laud, when the turned her vvnr-shlpsliitci transports to convey provisions to Ihe starving people, and when provision wero flowing In thero irom every civilized coninitinliy lu the w orld, lho laud aristocracy of Ireland, with thu bayonet of tho Knell!) government at their back", wero exporting thu fruit of tho labor of tho people suatchlng It from their vory mouths and leaving them to starve. So rtitliles were thu hands that held this hitter cup to tho lip of the people that the penalty of the law Indicted upon a clarvlug child for taking iv turulp from a iluld to allay It hunger was penal servitude for live or moro Tears, 'lhi Is a matter uf record, and many llku instances have occurred. Under tho laud system or Ireland thu agrlcul turallst, until very recently, had no property rlghta. and what havo been granted by lato lozishillou, It appears, work moro lu lhu interest or tlio landlord than tbo tenant, whom It should protect. Nearly all tho country Is under rack-rent, u hlch.ns lllack stone terms It, Is a lent of lho full value of tlio tcno lncut, or near It that Is, tho productive value year by ) car. in prosperous ) ears the landlord ralscslho rent, and when short crops coino the uufortuiiato tenant must pay according In agreement madu lu the mora piospcrom lime or go into thu poor homo nr Into c.xllo. '1 litis It Is seen why people In Ireland starve lu tho midst of plenty. Tu pay lhu rack-reut tho tenant must give up every avallablo thing pro duced on the land his beef, mutton, poultry, but tcr and eggs, his wheat and oats, and, perhai, po tatoes, ir they happen to command a higher price in tho market than corumcal and live ldm-clf on tlio coarsest and scantiest lb re. Short emps aro Incident to every foot of agricultural ground the world over, hut now here else aro people deprived of tho food tholr lull has raised, ami left to starve or mako Ihelr way as best they may out of the country. In view of tho statements which -hare been set forth, womiikolhIsuppe.il to tlio generosity ol tha clllzons of tha District : In JusUca to our sullcr lug kindred, nnd In Justice to our own self respect, wo mako lids Incontrovertible statement itpccl lug tho condition of Ireland. As this H an icilillclal famine res all famines In that land are and as they nro tho direct iciull of misgovorume-iiiiiuu oppression uy mo agency oi men who mat,e ins exacting law union ueprivu the laborer ol tho fruits of his toll, lho coutrlbii Hon wo oursclven scud shall be devoted to feed theso victims of oppression; aud .et a token of sym pathy for their distressed condition, and nsnii en couragement to them to continue ihe struggle they have uvcr been making tn emancipate themselves Hum n condition worse Hum any known form of slavery. It Is lu tills spirit lho gift and ch.u lly will t-0 best appreciated by our grateful kinilrcd and by us, jour Irlliiw-clirzcii. It Is In this spirit wu appeal to otirfellow-cltlzuni for aid lor lhu famine stricken people ol nur uailvu laud: and ivu Invite their attendance at tho public meeting to bo held at an curly day lo curry forwurd tne rood nork, Committee ou address: Colonel Patrick J. Down ing, Colonel ltlehard O'S. Ilurku, Dennis Shana hah, and General James It, O'llclrno, chairman. hlslilct llnttiu hi Uiiiigres. The now Tax bill fur tho Dlntrlet, whloh ap peaicd In full In Tiik National llm'ni ican some dayislncf, which was limited by ncommllteo of cliiretis ol tho District, dor not mrc-t tha v lews of thu House District Committee, and considerable opposition has been developed to it from ninonc thu citizens directly lulercstc-d, It Is pretty well settled that lhu bill cannot be adopiud iu aii)ihliig like iu- prcscmc siinpo. Tho new bulldiug regulations fur tho District were completed )cstciday by tho sub cominlitee of Ihe District Committee engaged in revising lho municipal relations uf the District, Inspector KiittvMn went ovor tho work of thu ommltlcnand gives It his hppruc al, o-,preliig lho opinion Diet It is n vor) great linptnvemcnt on lhu ritrulullons po-ialulng to the eiecllou of bulldlugs: now In fuicc (.'moral IIuulou )esterday Introduced In tho Housu a bill to designate a proper site for a Union railroad deput lu lhu clly of Washington, which mithorlAi lho CouimlsJiuneM to dcslgnaien silo and report their doings lu Ihe premise and a bill requiring tlio lallio.uls tu use said depot III com lilou and vacate- all olhcr depots, to lhu next Cup grt-ii'. The llfli-cnlli annual report of tbe Nation il Asso ciation ior the relief of destitute colored women and children iu tlio District ur Columbia inu pre sented veterd.iyb) Senator Moirlll. The ranoit sets forth that many holpless agod women liutu been cared lor, and Unit 700 clilldieu have been cducnled and placed tu families, and ask such all appropriation as emigres shall deem Just. GUIs' Advanced tlrnnimiii- .School. A very euoablc literary and musical entertain ment irai si von by lho Advanced Grammar school for Kills ou Tuesday uvenlug ut thu Seatoti build ing ior the bundll of their library. Tlio hull was ciiiwdc-dvilili a most appreciative audlciicc, and tho prograuime presented bythe)oung ladles of the school gave unbounded evidence ut the pro-llclem-y which they aru acquiring In tho patli of llleniturc, under the able Instruction ol their teachers, Miss G. Lane, principal, aud Miss Flora M, Craue, assistant, SuperlnUiidcut Wilton, Tru-te-e-s Lovcjoy and llaldwlu and ux-'lruslee Vood waulaiid Dyer wore prcceut, and wtruiutlnled lu their pailsa uf thu sovcral renditions. Mis Carlo M Uonder presided at thu piano, and no Utile credit Is due to her lor the success ol the musical portion or the ciitortalimicnt. A Serious Minuting Alflay. I. uio Wednesday night, during tho progress of an rnlcrlalniiiciit In u house in Jackson alley, near the Ooveriiiiieut i'rlullng Oilier, a toluic-d man named William lliiuy Tillman was shot lu tlielclt breast by William Henry l'rlcu. 'lilliiian Is not ex pected to ict'over. l'rlcu via arrested )cslcidny by olllcei uf lha Sixth precinct. 'llin Arlciiiiaa llepublluans. TheAlkausas Ilepubllcau Auochtlnu niei last evening. I'x senator Clujton, of that State, was present aud delivered nu nddrrti. Ho jtuted that lhu outlook fur the liepubllcan parly guuerally was excellent, and that Willi proper organization and petflstonl working Ihe Itepubllcnns of Arkansas muht linpa beforo lung lo lutvu a lur sIiomIiih lor tuwe . Ilomarks weie Hlsa imidc-by Dr. W. Utaiigcr, Major l.ucleii J, Dames, Me-rj. llcsdcll, Kmerson and oilier". Tho buvlnesa of tho asso ciation being concluded, the members vrcro hand somely entertained nt lunch by Major tlartic. and nfler social liitcrcourso for nu hour or more, ad journed until next week, IMasonlo IllrctloiK. I.afayclto Idge, No, ID, Inst night elected the following iifllcer: W.O. Powers, W.M.; F. II. Mil ler, 8? W.j Henry Olcolt, J. W.: It. J. Ulakelock, tccretnry: James P. Pearson, treasurer, 'Ihe elccllou of Washington Centennial bodge. No. II, last night if-siilli-d as follows: II, P Mar shall, W.M: W. II, llaum.S. W.; John J. Hill, J V.j S. Ijiblllc, secretary: Joins M lllukle, treasurer Indleti'il mill Illsmlssed. Tho Grand Jury )cstcrday prc-sented Indlclmeiil agaliit Ihe following partli: William Thompson, Inrciiiyi Jeiiiilo Coininodnru, larceny: r. W. Wulrlclt, Inrgc-ry: Ellen llidmin, jicllt larceny, sue ondii(Ti'iic'i William llobhison, jietlt lurecny, sec ond ullcnse: Simon Walker, keeping gambllug houso; .losrph i'hiima, keeping gaintjlliig-hriiise: Oc-sirgu llrowu, perjury i (leorxw llrnwn, Andrew lwls, Thornton Davis, Alice Miller. John Stewart, alias btowarl Kays, conspiracy. The follnvvlngwaa dismissed : Jnrac Von I.aer, charged w ltli libel. Dealli ur Ml-, tlc-orgo Hnvagc. Mr. Georco Savage, tho well-known temperance advocate, died at hi residence. No. fd I slreel liortlivrest, about mldiilgbt Wednesday nlght.ln lhu scvciily-nlnth year nf his age. Jlr. Savage wnstxirn nnd raised tu lUltliuore, but lu WSi removed to this city Formally ) cam ho was nicccsnilly en gaged In tho hardware business. During lb latter years nfhh life much or his tlmcvcas devoted to tnni-eranco work. He uasaincxtri-alouaailvocato ortoial absilnonco. Ills death will lie deeply re gretted. The funeral will take place from St. Alo)slus church to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock. The Knights or Honor Sociable. Ono or tho most enjoyable sociables this season was that given by National Lodge No. CI.'. Knight or Honor, last night nt Masonic Tc-mple. Nulu Hh standing the great nltiacllons elsewhere about the clly, there wns a fair re-presentation of Washing ton's socle ty present. The lloor u a lnosti-ITlcloiilly managed by Mr. llciijaiiilu W'hlfonnd his n-sl-tunt.s. while tho members or the rcc entlou coniinlltcu mid those or the c-xccutlvo committee exerted them solve to a wonderful degree, and every win was inadu happy. There was a splendidly nrrnuued prograuime uf dnncos, embracing the liveliest music, such as "Pinafore," w hlch lalrly stirred the Innermost ilcj tha of thu soul. '1 he supper pre pared by O. llruche, under lho direction of N. heinonrjeot, rhalrmaii of tha cuinudttce, brought furtli uiillmltled c-jniinenilallon. Among tho inoro prominent present wcreGeucral DuMoltand Colonel Crouk. l'.tceutlvo .Mansion: reward Chcik, Chlcr of II a iloccuuo Marino and Duput) Super vising Dlrcclorof the hedgesorthu Dlslilc-l: Deputy Second Auditor II. C, Harmon, Mr. I.. H. lmiery, Ml. H.T. I'cteri, ctlllnr or lhu L'nUe'.'uIid Culunc-1 MeWhurter, of Uc-orgla, amuhujiums. Nultoiial Tboatre. " rinnforo" ns perfonncd by the Chicago Church Choir Company still proves n strong nltidcllouat this thcnlrc, nud nnduubt will contluuu to do so all this ucck. for tho charming little opera was never performed In heller style. Next week wo almll havo Itlco's Hvaugellne Party, of which lho New York Untphlr speaks lhu : "An American opera bonlfo In certainly A novelty, but It seems from the picscutntiuii Inst night that vvc may liuviin very ne lltahlu ono. The induc tion uns remarkably furce-isful. The music Is lively, pleasing, and was titling to ihcliumur of tho scene. Of course the aim of lho piece was (.Imply In make Ihe audience laugh, to Interest by lho spectacle tr pictly women In dainty attire, to plcaso the cje by culor nnd light, and tha car by lhu concord uf sweet sounds. In all thl T.rango llne' era a success Indeed, the singing In tha pleco was much better than wu usually get In the French opera bouile, and the women were much prettier." l'oifPrf Oiiuru-IIuuse. "Hobbles" as pre-sculod by the Wcathei-diy-Good-w lii"Fnillquos'' proves a strong card at Ford', and taxes tho laiiKhiug mhscles of tin! audloneo to the utmost. II wilt remain ou the board tilts neck only. On Monday Alice Oalcs and her Opera Donne Company begin a wc-ok'a engagement wllh "The Utile Duke." All exchange says; "At tho Announcement of this p'ay (7.r Prtd Ihte) n rush began ntouce fur reserved seats, nnd Mis Alice Oato-i nnd troupe wc-ro in couscqueiicc greeted by one of the largest and must select an dleucus that have a.ssemb.ed at tbe Masonic '1 hca tre this season, 'ihe company Is a large one, nnd comprises some most excellent talent, Tho cos tumes nra rich, and appropriate In design to the characters to bu repiesentcd. Tho choruses arc lemarkably good." Theatre Cninlqiie The strongest bill of thu season Is oftorcd lo (he patron or this thcvitro during Uio present week, mid thcro I so much Innocent mirth coraprcscd Into tha thrco hour' entertainment thut uonu who would laugh should mis II. 777 ; CHICAGO STJIIIU:. Tlin Situation Ilecoinlng Serious, CltlCAno. Dec. 18. Thero waa only a trifling amount of business duno Iu tho packing houses nnd stock yards to-day. All hogs hav e been cleared up In thu houso aud tho parkors profess lliem selves ready to await the motions oi tho striking workmen. Daniel 0 Conned, piesldent of thu union, claims there are about lO.ono member now on strike. Tlu-y are well orgonlze-d andsnythoy havo plenty of money and Intend tu do no work lu a linuso which employ non-union men. 'I hey will attempt no violence ami are perfeclly quiet, although llicy held secret meetings today. In uuo house 1,100 men left became throe non-union men vceiueinpIo)ud. hi another house TOO struck bo tauto ono non-union inau wo employed. Mobllu' Cotnmeiclal 1'iitcrpilse. Momi.E, Ala , Doc. 18. Tlio new nnd splendid steamship Mobile, the pioneer ship of tlm Gulf City SleKiiiihlp company, arrived to-day, twenty days from (lla-gow. She bring a mil cargo, in cluding 000 tons or freight tor St, bonis, via lho .Mobile A Ohio railroad, with which Important nrtcryto tho Northwest lho Gulf City Steamship cumpauv Is closely allied. 1 be company Is organ ize! under tbo limited liability law of Great Britain, but It Is largely owned by lhu citizen of Mobile ami the Mobile A Ohio Railroad company, and among the director are William Butler Dun can, president of the Mobile A Ohio railroad, and Ihuiiia Henry, president of tbe Mobile Saving bank of Mobile, 'ihu successful launching ol this eulci prise shows that the harbor of Mobllu, which It Is huped th I'nllcd Slates Government will sw the Importance or Improving and deepening, and which cm be done at very limited cost lu compari son tn tho expenditure icquliod at other points, is even lu Its present shape adapted lor and Mailable for cossets hull!, as lho Mobllals. forlho trad.-. Tln- c-aparity of tho Mobllo is 1,000 to f,000 bales of eotlon. Treatment of hunalic-s, Nnu YortK Dee. 18. A larceh attended mpMlin, wus held to-night lu Cooper I'lilou to consider Ihe best means ot rtiucd)lug t-vlls In the present )s tcm of thu treatment oT lunatics In n. linns Mr. Cic'cnge William Curtis Presided. Uesolutioiu were lulopted selling fuith lhu iicccssllv lor the appoint ment or u lunacy eoi.imlinloH to siiici vise iK-nna-neiitly buth public and prlcaleiijcluinns. A com. iniltcu was appointed to pitcnt a bill fur tho creation of such n couimhslon tu the next lezisla line rrriuatiiro llvploslini of a llhlst, Nl.u VnutC. Dec. 18. Just before noon to-dav- (.cvoral men n cro busy preparing a blast lu Seventy. .1.1.1 .,.-A. I... I 11. . I. .1 I VI..1I uiiiu r.iev. ircn'ii-.i i.ikii-i iiiki ..iiiiii ik.etiues, when It prematurely exploded, ibnm lug ruck ami Umber In awry dlrecllon. Dennis Murphy, nged thlrlv-flie. William Murnhy.ugcd tiu-iuv.nluu. nnd John Hiis.-)'. uged Ihlrty-llve, wore nearest lolhe blast when iicvpioueu, amiaii inreo Here seriously If not latally liijuied by II) lug fiiigmcQcs. Thu Coiull l.iliv. Thu Census Committee of the House held niintln-r meeting jesteidiiy tui-uiisMe.1 the proposed amcDd mrnls nf Herbert aud Shelley.nf Alabams.io the-i-t-n. sus law. Geneial Wnlker appeared before tha com- mittcu auu oipuineu at leugin nil uia points Lrenled bv thu bill, also tile bill Introduced hr Senator l'vndltliiii III UiuSt-iiato on Wodiiesday, 'Ihe subject was not concluded, but will not again be ,.l,..n t... Fl .m.,l,l,,P.ll!tl1 lllllll II fl. ir (l.u ,,.!. t uiiislioltdajs. In Union 1 hoi Is Strength," To the lilllor nf The Xalioml Ktpvbthim ! Slit Ki cry true Ilepubllcau will be pleased lo learn that tue Republicans or this District Imvu once mniu organlcd so h.umonlou-Iy fur the pur jiose or securing lor themselves ouo or Ihe must sacred rights guaiaiitied b) our National Constitu tion, viz, the light of ri'Piocnlntlun and self gov ernment with taxation, 'I hequestlou forus.as Anier lt'ati;clthen, b) consider Is not whether a truuipl rate government li belter than u opulurorsiillrio.'e goveinmeut, bill wh-'tlicrnsadlslraucliUed people we enjoy Uio rlghtsgiianintced to its bv our Consiitu lion, licit the question forlhc Kepubllcati Club to consider now Is how they shall best secure the rle.hu of citizens. "In union there Is strength." Union Is uot alwu)S guaranteed by n Constitutional Club. A strung and eltccllvo union requires n comblnallouof clllzons wliu aru willing to work tngctherhaiiuoiiluusly and slug all pei.onal con. sldeiatloiu nnd self aggrandizement fur thu good m the whole, If Ibis club i ruvivcxl toi any olhcr purpose It will incut wllh aunllier ill aecTul failure. Will UpubllM'is, Like vvunthig l un the lati LMOM. THE STORY OF THE CABLE. Affairs in tlio East Getting Very Serious. Another British General Heslrgcd wllh but Six Days' Itntloos All Kngllsli Proe- Trndo Mootlne Irish Troubles Addles byJhitperor rram-l iTosnpli Alarinliip; Kpli leinlo In Turkey, Atturk on Genornl Onngli. .. CaIctctta, Dec. 18. General Bright reports thai lho lllll tribes attacked General (lough on the 161k Instant. General llrlnht Is sending forward re en forcement. Goncrnl llakcr telegraphs fnun Calm I. under dale or tho loth Instant, that his troois ac In excellent spirit, hut lio gavo no oilier new.' fn n Crlllcul Position. I.oncosj, Dec. 19. lho Hailt ,Vncs' Lahoro dis patch says : "The CW one itVilnrti OikiVc nt,erts tliat General Gounli's brigndo hicstalceu'riime.T lu Uio fort at Jiigduluk .Several thousand (llillzoU arc llircateulng Hi and are Ihrovrlng no defense ou the hills. General Gough has only six day' provisions." A trinities ut Cnbul. Iwrox. Dee. 19 Tha AhwitaniM Domhay cor respondent say. "lHlallsot the flghtlng nt Cabul slioir that tho iicuple of the city nud tha village i vied with ench other In liuirdi-rlur. snd mutilating stragglers nud wounded men of the llritlsh army, Kinio being actually murdered within aoyard or tho nnllof Hhlrpivr." Ynkiinb KIiiiii'h Hurled ll rnsur'--. Ixinikix, Dec. 181 he Jsitf ,Vu (laxtte or yesifr dsy asserted I lint Yakonb Khan's buried In-nsnrc, recently recovered at Cnbul, wa all In ltussi.su cold, and that sumo or the AtVhan rcgulani Vvere ilrcjsed In Hussion unlforiii. which lu many case ha the Kusclan cagtu ou the bnttons. hlsb Land Agitator. London", Dec 19. Tho Tdtgravk't Dublin corre spondent a): "His rumored that tho authori ties Intend to Interdict tholauilmcctlnznnnotiut-cd to bo hold at Klllarucy on 8t. Stephen's day." Mr. Parnclt spoke ou the land (iinvtloti utGlns- gmv last night at a mccUng of si ceral Ihoui.ind Irishmen. A resolution was parsed ralliug for the Impeachment ofliids llracnnaflcld and Salisbury. Knullsli Piee Trndti Driniitistriitlon, Ui.srxis, Dec. 18 A grent demonstration lu favor or Irou trndu wns made at llcckdalu to night Messrs. John llrlght anil Thomas llajley l'olter wero preoiit. A resolution wa passud Ihaiiklug Mr. Potter lor his c-ftoru, and those or the Kn-o 'irsders in the United state, to promote fieelrml with Aiuerlui. Mr. I 'otter msilenst-ciili.lu Mhlch he aald that ho re-clprncou-d llie-kliidb sciillinriils expressed by Auirrlcans toward lmglishnieu at man) calherlnss cvli'ch he- aituidud in Aiuc-rlcn. lie paid ahUh comp'.imeiiltiilliewilirlety and In ternal behavior or Americans, and concluded by presenting to Mr, llrightn unrulier or congratula tory lullcr fromthoclilcfAmcrhnn cities, In which the hope wascxprc-fcd that Mr. r.rlghtwuuld visit America belurr he cllc-l. Mr. Ilrfght, III reply, said he could not ndtquatrlv uxpre-s Ids thanks for these letters. He bad received liiiiidii-d.-tnl In vitations to v bit Ihe United Hates, liu-luding one friini President I la e tn "lay nl die While Homo nslouga he liked, but he declined nil id them. He hoped that his friends In thu I'nll.-d Stale wuuld believe that he lull) appieclalc- Ihulr kind iicsm, but lio reared thill there was little clmme nf Ids accepting their gene inu linllalloos. Mr. Iltlght then proec-cdedlo descant on the vnstnes of the Culled Slntc ns compared with Kurucan countries, and concluded by Kiting Ibalbc-lie-lleve-d there wns no cuunlr) with whom all i.tber rnuiilrics were more fttcudly than with Uie Lulled Slate. Tlm Isthmus Cuual. I.ONDOV, Dec. 18 'lho wi-11-kiiOYiu Captain lied fold l'lm.laloot the Ilojal unvy.nnw a member of Parllrtiueiil, who has tieen euxnged lu opening by Ids own private rtTurls railway trntisli Irum the Allnuliu lo the t'acluc ncrois Nicniagini, last night read a paper before the Society of .rt ou Inter, oceanic canal route, lie said tbe ll.imnia rum uasunadvlsublu lu consequence or the vexntiun and enduring calms prevailing hi thu bay ot Pan ama; that the Tuhuantepcc ruulu a unlit becuua therei U no safe harbor uu the I'aclflo side, and that he believed that Uie Nlcaragm ruuie would bo ultlmntelr sclccliil, but be iiindeiorx-d u'lojlonu as a Mnrting point. He said he thought Ihe rouro Item l'lm'n buy tu ltealejn tbe most dclrnblc one. 'Din Jtusslun Consptr.itoi, Ijndon, Dec. 18. A letter to tbe Cologne diuiln ironiSt.l'ctcrsbuigas(crt.s that the rcosuu the police have so llttlo iliecess lu dlscwvilug the Nihilist Is that the evil Is hidden where ttw polite do pot ventiiie to look. Ihe uonspinilora aro lu bu found lu the drnwliig-roc.nl of Die- rich and noble, henco a pollen In the employ ot n con it wllliln whoto veryclrrle llicso eonle carry on Ihelr guinea 1 1-ovcerless ag ilmt the Nihilists. The llussliiu police have dl.covcipd nnolhcr se 1'iet printing cuUibllshmeiillu St, I'etershuig Horn which seditious print were b-iiiu circulated by the Nihilists. A frulllc-s uitempt bus been mada at Moscow nil thu lllc of 1'iliico IMijOioukl. tha governor of Moscow, by the explosion of a pclarcL, Duel. tuition by tho Atiatilnu Kiupi-inr. Yiknha, Dec. 18. Tlio Emperor Vranels Joseph, repl)lug to an nddres Irom tbo delc-gntlous In-day, said: " My relations wllh nil foichJii Piiucraaro most filcndly. .My clusu understanding ulth the German Empire oiler a slrcngtlieitc-d guaraatee Unit uuhersal tranquility, which Insurer peaeclnt labor Us mil development, will lie usticbllstied. It may be anticipated that the continuous execution or llerlln ulll ie.su.ro pjifeit po-un-to the llalkau iieiilu-uhi. 'lbc- ministry hmc excluded from Its programme all demands on tho country not ab solutely required by tlu-lnlure.lsol the monarchy." This aprcars lo be n declaration in favor of Ihe army bill. A Frlglitrill l.-iiidcralc. I.os'tsiH, Doe. 19. Tho .STniWnnl ha the follow. Iiii; Irum Cuusruutiiiuulu : 'Telegram from Hurt relink and I'hflippoplls announce alilghiniliiiop. talily nmoug thu Atiissclmicu n-fugn. and say that ir something l uot dono to prevent ll tiler? may bo a le-irlblu epidemic." c.iiir.u .tr.ntic. nnu is-. Dee. 13. General Drautclen tins leu- dercd his iel,;liatlon a Chtet ut the ImperiAl police. Clli.KUN, Dec. 18. 'lho Hbcnlkh ItaHlway Com- pany has resolved losell il line to thu government nu lhu terms ollert-d. far. I'lnhiisci'no.Dee.l, The Czar has appolniod. an Inioeilul comml-dou to innulru into the matter of administrative reform. LnvnoN. Doe. 19. 'Ihe Aiorfsfrian announces tint Cherol.ee rrlsr. Uncus and Duke of Maqont went ) estcrday struck out of all their engagement. IiNnot), Dee. 19. The llrlltsh srdp Pcruvhtii, Captain llncdy, which sailed Horn DubQii Duccm ber I lor 1'hlladrlpbla, was passed oil tbe I Jth Inst, abaudoucd. M.ciihiii. Dec. IS. Tho mlnlstei lid journals de. clare that un explanation will bu given lo thu ml noilty, and that both huuie will adjourn until lrt 10th uf January. j St. I'nhiisnt'iio, Dec. 18. Dr. BaUUno, Uio spe cial court ph)slelnii, has gouu lo Cannes, but small liupo nl the Czarina's recovery l cotcriiilncd In I'.usslan circle. Pvms. Dec. 18. Ibe Chamber of Deputies ho Hgatii adopted Uie amendment to the budgcl. re ducing the h'l'lscsipal salaries, despite tha t-it-t that t Iw senate nan airenuy rcjecceci siieu ainemimcui. r a li ik, Dec, 18. lu the Chamber or Deputies to- dnv. amotion was carried pruvlclluir for ii seJucl cummlltru lo Inquhe Into lha melhol of dis ciplinary puuithinent practiced lu Nuw Cale donia. Vir-i.ti. Dee. 13. The Upper Uoiuoof Ihe itelch- srath lo day agulli voted the army hill lu thu Ibcin In which it was originally Inlroduc-cnl by Ibe gor eiuiucnt. Until hollars lltereiion elccled rcpro tcutatlvcs fur a comnillleo ot conroiviicc. I.osno.s'. Due. 19. Tho sccivtarr of tlio Itnval Geographical sotlely lolcginphs lu the JJnrihat Ihe Vega, l'rofeisnr Nurdenskjuld's resuc-1. arrlrcd at Point do Uallo ou thu loth Inst, All well u board. Mapicid, Dec. 18. Iu tbo Chamber of Deputies to-diy the Minister of the Interior, in reply to Hit Intel pollution of the majority, said the goTcnimeut had not Intended lo ofteud the minority, and that lho latter ought again to attend tho killings uf lb Chamber ill order to discuss the net. of the govern ment. Sr. l'r.TLiiHimn, Dec. 18. Intelligence has bcea. rocclwd irom Kiel! that tivciilv-ttx peasants hava been tried tor fuicibty occupying laud not belong ing to thcui, fourteen of whumworu sentenced tn ien )cai' Impitiontnelil nt hard labor, fbur to four Ytmrs and tho roil to various terms ol lini'iiion liiciit; Mini In thvl.lui'7 WasIIiNc.iom, Dvcerabcr 18, 1879. 7b the J'ttt'm vl W .VuMoinll (i-jifci.'liMH . Bui- Having seen lu lho IVslcif Wedncsdny last nu editorial Item to lho cllec't that "it unuldbu Mat lory to call a liar" nuy ouo who stated that tho tt wa reduced in size since npi-earlngln a new drcsn. 1 took lhu trouble to nictisuio the pages of the 1U forlutwdav DeceniLer 9, and Weilnis lay, Decem ber 17, lhu prior dato being prlutisl from the old l)punud lu thenilglual sle.aud I llud (but sluca Monday, December f, each pago of tha litt i li llxi of an inch narrower thau previous to tlwt ilaiH. iiiakln- the entire-ua iie-rl8il no ur 1 4 jlncliAi. or nearly ouo column sii-alle-r than It has botu lieretoiuiu. I no i nui ue nniie-ry, mil np'alii iiuvarci ' itno editor ortua J 1 it Ha.. A PniNTi.ii.