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i -. -w ? 5?:jy t-t.-c ' i r 5 " -- 4 The EPTTBLICAN VOL. XXL NO. 94. WASHINGTON, D. C, WEDNESDAY MOBNING, MARCH 16, 1881. TKREE CENTS. ' ?HWmV NATIONAL! MURDER IN THE AIR, MORE ABOUT THE ASSASSINATION. TCt Crowned Heads of Enrcpc Terrified at the Act Hore Particulars ot tbe Murder Scenes in St. retondicrg and Berlin Xotcs. St. PETERSBraG. March 15 The remains of the Czar will lie in state in the chapel of the palace for fifteen days. Prayer will be smd there nightly. A special supplement of the Official Gaxttc contains a statement from the Minister of the Interior that one of the chief organizers of the tinr.t niKin the Czar, who was arrested on March j, confessed his complicity in planning the deed, and denounced RoussakofT in person. Houssakoff, en being shown the corpse of the individual who evidently threw the second bomb, and who was mortallv wounded, recognized his accomplice. The house from which RoussakofT obtained the bombs has been discovered. As soon as the police appeared the male occupant shot himself, but a woman living w ith him w as arrested. The police found there a number ot grenades, and a procla mation stating that the assassination had been ac complished by two persons. This morning a young man entered the house-and was immediately ar rested, but not until he had fired a revolver six limes, wounding three policemen. STENES IN BERLIN. Berlin, March 15. The Emperor Wiiliam, on leeching the president and vice-president of the Reichstag, who presented addresses of condolence, raid the death of the Czar affected him doubly at his time of life. The relationship between Russia and Prussia had continued for three generations. The deceased had been very dear to his heart. His fall proved that Divine intervention alone could protect the Uvea of monarehs or determine their destinies. Nevertheless, the legislative bodies rhould do their duty in respect to all destructive tendencies and place bounds to them in time. GLADSTONE'S REMARKS. London. March 15 In the House of Commons to-day Mr. Gladstone, in moving an address to the Queen, said the assassination of a great sovereign would, under ordinary circumstances, supply a fit ting occasion for expressing the sentiments of the House, but the present occasion was exceptional. Mr. Gladstone dwelt upon the noble self-forgetful-ness with which the Czar, after the first attack upon him, lingered to see to the wounded. The crime showed the deepest ingratitude. There might be cacs for criticism and censure in the great empire over which the Czar ruled, but these were inherited. The sole labor of a devoted life was to improve his inheritance for the benefit of his subject. His reign would be regarded as illus trious and memorable. He had caused one of the greatest benefits to mankind which had ever been peacefully accomplished when he liberated over 2ft,(i0,000ofserfb. He had established free local government and trial by jury. HIE NEW EJirEROn. The Paris rontpondenl of the Time says: "The new Emperor of Russia is almoct entirely ignorant of affairs of slate. He will probably speedily set aside hit f.ither's advisers. Privy Councillor Fobc douoew would bring wkh him bias and narrow wets, sueh as would not allay the internal or for eign disquietudes. As to the dome-tic policy, neither the Czar's personal capacitj nor his friends and advisers, nor the circumstances of his acces sion wairant the expectation of his inaugu rating a more conciliatory or liberal course. All the indications arc that he will adopt repres lion. The Czar is said to be anti-German, but this is a vague expression. Greece has now unquestionably a zealous champion in the Empress or Russia. Her first effort will be directed toward a policy more favorable to Greece. This might open up a prospect disquieting to Europe, but for the hope that Turkey, taking note of these new bearings.; will promptly avert the danger by mak ing the necessary concessions. A TALK ARAINST RISIA. Brooklyn. X. Y., March 15. Hon. William J. Armstrong, formerly inspector of United States consulates lor Europe under General Grant's ad ministration, addressed an audience, most of whom were ladies, in the Bedford Avenue Reformed Church to-night, on " Russia, the Nihilists, and theDcad Czar." He was introduced by Rev. Elbert S.Porter, pastor of the church, who said: "The assassination of Alexander II. is an event which we must all deplore, and yet it is one which cannot surprise us. The days of autocratic rule are drawing to a close. Tlic millions will no longer toil and suffer for the one. Whatever be the outcome of this crime for crime it i-. or, more properly speaking, a political murder one thing is certain, that the millions will continue to be restless and dissatisfied, and to commit deeds of violence until sovereignty in one man ceases and rests in the bosom of har monious peoples." Mr. Armstrong, in his address, took a favorable view of Kihilism, claiming that it was a great popular effort for liberty, and that the Czar's death was but the natural result of his own despotic deeds. He said that the Nihilists w ere not merely a baud of assassins. People do not take naturally to assassination. The wild jets of flame that burst through the surface of Russian society have their roots in smouldering fire. Russian Nihilism as it exists to-day is the revolt of humanity against fiic hundred years of the most brutal despotism that has been known in the annals of history. Notes or (he AaiuaUou. A Ht. Petersburg dispatch to the Lon don fiaty Xetrg says: "Last week the Czar re cehed a small box, ostensibly containing pill, with a letter from abroad. When Dr. Botkin oj-ened the box a slight explosion occurred. The pill" were found to contain a highly explosive substance, and enough to kill three persons if all the contents simultaneously exploded. The Grand Duke Vladimasr has been appointed to the command of the Imperial Guard and of the mili'ary district of St. Petersburg. A K'quiem was chanted at nine o'clock Monday evening in St. Petersburg. At midnight the doc tors made an autopsy, which proved that all the internal organs were in a normal condition, thereby refuting the recent current reports re siiecting the health of the Emperor. The bodj has been embalmed. The Princess Dolgourouki, the morganatic wife or the late Czar, has left St. Petersburg end will not return. Rousvakaff, the thrower of the first bomb, is a thi'-k-set, short-necked, and repulsive-looking, dark man. He is very stubborn in his refusal to reply to any questions. He is uninjured. The wan v. ho threw the second bomb appears to have made his escape. Excepting a slight decline in Russian bonds, Tvliirb afterward recovered, the Stock Exchange and the continental bourses were not affected by the death of the Emperor of Russia. The whole German army will go into mounting for a month. The Grand Duke Nicholas will leave Nice for St. Petersburg forthwith, at the request of the Czar. Prince GortEchakoff is unn ell and is confined to the house. Tbe officer wiio assisted to raise the Czar says he retained sufficient consciousness to request to be UVen to the palace to die. It i sUted that the Intianscffcanl and Ciloym wil bf p-oseeiited on a charge of apologizing forcrimel hj Jiiclw, in regard to the murder of the Czar. The Court or Koine will go into mourning for tw-uL .lays. in the House of Lords yesterday Earl Granville joined addresses to the Queen and the Duchess of El:t.bt:hslmilartothoscoffcred by Mr. Gladstone In the House of Commons. In offering his motion Iip e'tlogired the Czar. Lord Beaconsfield sec onded both motions, which were unanimously adopted. The Socialists of New York held a big meeting last night, Justus Schwab presiding. The Czar as denounced as a human butcher. The Pope has sent an autograph letter of con dolence to the (Tar. The Parisian authorities made some important rrosK previous lo-lhe assassination. Houssakoff was to be tried on Tuesday, but lie having begujt to make important revelations, his trial is postponed. The young man who was arrested at the house where Roussakoff obtained the bombs killed one poVoinan before he was secured. A Nihilist Proclamation was found posted at the university avowing thai the assassination was by order of the executive committee and that the work would go on. The students tore it down, but another was rested iu an hour. General Mclikoff, in the usual course, resigned, hut the taar absolutely refused to accept the ic.-ig-ttSori. AdUpaiPhio the JYirtfs from SL Petersburg re ports that Rnssakoffhas confessed that helbicw 'c first metal bomb. The Czar's legs had to be amputated when the corpse was embalmed. An iu.Kri.tl proe!ar...i::on is about to be issued, irapirewilliiotbedhtuibcd by the change to a new reign, and that none who deserve it will es cape punishment. In the House of Commons' yesterday afternoon Mr. Gladstone most eloquently moved an ad dress to the Queen, of which he gave notice yesterday, expressing the sentiments of the House relative to the assassination of the Emperor of Russia, Sir Stafford Northcote seconded the mo tion in a few words echoing Mr. Gladstone's laudaE tionof the late Czar. The address was unani mously adopted, as was also a resolution of condol ence with thc'Duchcss of Edinburgh, which had also been moved by Mr. Gladstone and seconded by Sir Stafford Northcote. ' ' A dodger embellished with a death's head and cross bones and a coffin was freely circu lated on the streets of St. Louis yesterday, calling a meeting of the friends of progress and children of the Goddess of Liberty to assemble at the court house to-night to Indorse the action of the Nihilist Society in the assassination of the Emperor Alcx andcroC Russia. Polish exiles arc especially in cited to be present. The dodger.hasvmade.consid erablc stir among the people generally, and the police are endeavoring to find its author. Precau tions will betaken by the police to prevent dis turbance. It fs stated that the French Communists of Montreal have sent a congratulatory telegram to Justus Schwab, in New York, on the death of the Czar. The Montreal Witness states that a meeting of the. German Socialists was held there, at which one hundrctppcrsons were in attendance. Two thousand Socialists welcomed Hcrr Eritsche, the German Socialist deputy, in Chicago Monday night. Fritsche said it would not be safe to speak as freely as he would like, since his utterances were as closely watched as at home, and might subject him to imprisonment when he reached Germany. The local leader of the party. Dr. Ernst Schmidt, commended the as sassination of the Czar, saying that, while he pitied the man, he could not overlook the fact that he was a tyrannical despot, A RUSSIAN REQUIEM. Commemorative Service. In Honor of tbe Xinte Czar. The residence of the Russian Minister, on Connecticut avenue, was the scene of a dis tinguished gathering yesterday afternoon, on the occasion of the commemorative services in honor of the late Czar of Russia. Secretaries Blaine and Lincoln, accompanied by their ladies, were present as the representatives of the United States, and the Ministers of the various foreign governments attended in full court dress. Two large front rooms were given up to the services, and were appropriately draped in mourning under the supervision of Mr. Julius Lansburgh. The mate rials used were Tamise cloth, suspended from the walls and ceilings in four different designs, and trimmed with silk crape and fringe. In a recess of a bay-window was placed a table, covered with a black velvet altar cloth, upon which three lighted tapers added to the solemnity of the occa sion. The services were short but impressive, and were conducted in the Russian language by Fathers Bjerring and Lopuchin, of New York, who were robed in their priestly vestments. They chanted the various selections, which were those prescribed by the Greek church, beginning as follows : Rest the soul of Thy deceased servant, O Lord, and receive him, OHoly Being, into Thy Kingdom; for the pious Emperor Alcxandrovitch I pour out my prayer to the Lord, and to Him I announce my sorrow." At the conclusion of the ceremonies a blessing was invoked upon all present, followed by the eleva tion of the Host. In one of the back parlors of the mansion was suspended a full-length portrait of the late Czar, appropriately draped with mourn ing emblems. The secretaries of the Russian le gation wore full black suits, and their decorations and buttons were covered with crape. Every de tail was carefully attended to, but, contrary to gen eral expectation, there was no catafalque erected, the laws of the church providing that a body only shall be placed upon such a structure. Sympathy Tor the Czar's Family. In yesterday's Cabinet meeting there was a general expression of sympathy for the Im porial family and the Russian people in their be reavement, and the prompt action of the Senate in adopting appropriate resolutions was commended. It was decided that the Senate resolutions ndopted yesterday should be telegraphed, and later In the" day Secretary Blaine cabled them to Minister Fos ter at St. Petersburg, with the request that he transmit a copy to the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs. Colonel Saunders After Sculps. Colonel W. F. Saunders, a prominent and influ ential lawyer of Helena, Montana, and a Stalwart Republican, was met in tho lobby of Willard's last night by a Republican representative, and talked to thus: " What are you doing iu Washington V "Well, nothing," said the Colonel. "Aren't you in pursuit of some fat office?" quoth the news man. No, nothing for myself." said the Colonel ; "but I intend to serve my friends as far as lies in my power." "Is it true," said The Republican, " that you are making war on certain prominent Federal officers in your Territory? " " Don't you know, young man," said the Mon tanian, " that nothing befits a warriorlike scalps? So I propose to go back to my mountain home in a few weeks with several gory locks hanging from my belt." Caught iu the Act. New York, March 15. For some time past complaints have reached the post-office from parties losing valuable packages and letters. The authorities were on the alert, and to-day delected Timotlfy M. Crowley, a porter in the mailing de partment, in the act of secreting letters on his per son. He was arrested when about to leave the building, and two packages, supposed to contain jewelry, were found on his person. He was ar raigned before United Stales Commissioner Shields, and, waiving examination, was held for trial in default of 55,003 bail. The prisoner has a wife and one child. ARMY AND NAVY NEWS. Leave of absence for four months is granted Captain John B. Parke, Tenth Infantry. The leave of absence granted Captain S. R. M. Young, Eighth Cavalry, February 12, 1SS1, Department of 're-fas, 13 extended three months. The extension of leave of absence on eurgeon'scertiiicateof disability granted Captain E. S. Ewing. Sixteenth Infantry, January -5, 18il, is further extended three months. Leave of absence for one year on surgeon's certiicai&cf disability, with permission to leave iheDepartmeut of Dakota, is granted First Lieutenant Charles V. Roe, Eleventh Infantry. Leave of absence for six months, from March 1, ISSl.on surgeon'sccitificatc of disabRitv, is granted First Lieutenant John n. Coale, regi mental quartermaster Second Cavalry. The leave of absence on surgeon's cer tificate of usability granted Major Charles .V. Rcv nolds, quartermaster, December 30, 1SS0, Miiitarv Divisicnlof the Atlantic, is extended qiic month. " The leave of absence granted Assist ant Surgeon J. de B. W. Gardiner. February S, 1SS1, Department of Arizona, is extended five months, then to proceed to Baltimore. Captain II. J. Bishop, commanding the marines at Brooklyn, will be transferred to the command of the marine guatd of the receiving ship Coloiado. Captain James C. Post, corps of engi neers, has been relieved from duty in connection with the National Board of Health, to enable him to take advantage or the leave of absence granted him February 13. Chief Engineer G. W. Sensner, of the Navv, is to hold himself in readiness for orders to the Adams, Pacific station. Passed Assistant Engi neer James Butterworth to examination for pro motion. Passed Assistant Engiucer C. J. McCon nell to duty in charge of the machinery of the Intrepid, at New York. Ensign S. J. Brown, from the coast York navy yard, and ordered to the Minnesota, Chief Engineer G. W. Magee, from the New York navy-yard and ordered toduty in charge of engineers' stores at that yard. Passed Assistant Engineer B. C. Gowing, from temporary duty in charge of machinery ot the Intrepid and to con tinue on regular duties. Lieutenant Isaac Hazlelt, to duty in tho Hydrographic Office. Lieutenant M. E. Hall, to take passage in the Powhatan for duty on bonrd the Alaska. Passed Assistant Surgeon C. E. Black, totemporary duty in attendance on officers and marine corps at Philadelphia not otherwise provided with medi cal aid. Commander M. L. Johnson, from the com mand of the Ashuclot, Asiatic station, and, upon the reporting of his relief, ordered to return home. Commander H. E. Mullan. from the Norfolk navy-yard and ordered to command the Ashuclot per steamer April 16 from San Fran cisco. Passed Assistant Surgeon J. C. Wise, from the nava: hospital at Philadelphia and ordered to the Minnesota. Assistant Snrgcon D. M. Quitcras, from the Powhatan to the Colorado. Assistant Surgeon J. II. Brvan, from the Minnesota to the Powhatan. CAPITOL CHAFF. WHAT WAS DONE IN THE SENATE. A Dull Day, lint Plenty or Lookers-On Tlie Can- cuses of the Republicans and Democrats, and the Arrangement of tho Various Committees. "When the Senate met, at twelve o'clock yesterday, the desk of Senator Mahone was deco rated with a handsome basket of flowers. The Vice-President gave notice to the galleries that any manifestations of approval or disapproval, such as had been made yesterday, were in viola tion of the rules of and an insult to the Senate, and that if they were repeated to-day he would order the galleries cleared. He also trusted that those persons who wereenllfled to the privileges of the floor would not in any way contribute to the dis order. Mr. Voeritees called up the resolution offered by him Monday, calling on the- Attorney-General for information, as to the-namcd of tbwdeputy United States marshals appointed in, the State of Indiana to attend the polls at the election held in that State in October last, togcthcrwith tbe respective locali ties whercsuohmarshals-were placed, and also the names of such general manuals as were appointed in regard to such election. On motioii.of.Mr. Edmunds, an amendment was adopted calling for any information in the posses sion of the Attorney-General bearing upon the ne cessity for the employment of such marshals. The rcsolutionjis amended was agreed to. Mr. Pendleton then called up his reorganization resolution, when Mr. Cameron, of Pennsylvania, interposed a motion to adjourn. Lost yeas, 31 ; nays, 36. Mr. Davis, of Illinois, voting with the Democrats and Mr. Mahone with the Republicans. Mr. Cameron, of Pennsylvania, followed up with a motion to proceed to the consideration of execu tive business. Lost yeas, 31; nays, 37. Mr. Ransom offered a resolution directing the Committee on Commerce to inquire into the con dition .of the Potomac River front of Washington city, the navigability of said river, the effect of bridges across the same upon navigation, and the health of. the city, and to report at the next session of the Senate what steps ought to be taken in re gard thereto. Laid on the table for further action. Mr. Pendleton moved to adjourn. It was evident, he said, that uo vote could be reached on the pending business. The motion was agreed to, and the Senate accordingly (at 12:30) adjourned. The Senate Committee. The Republican Senators in caucus yesterday morning completed their Senate com mittee lists, with the exception of the usual num ber of vacancies for minority representation, which are left to be filled by the Democrats. The only changes made yesterday in yesterday's as signment of the chairmanships arc a transfer of Senators Teller and Kellogg to the chairman ships of Pensions and Railroads respectively, and a substitution of Senator Ferry for Senator Frye as chairman of the Committee on Rules. Senator Mahone remains on the list as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, and is also as signed to the Naval Affairs and Post-Office Com mittees. The full Republican membership of the more important committees, as published yester day, is unaltered, except by placing Mr. Teller on the Privileges and Elections Committee in stead of Mr. McMillan. The Military Affairs Committee Is to be composed as fol lows, so far as the Republicans are concerned : Messrs. Logan (chairman), Burnside, Cameron of Pennsylvania, Harrison, and Sewell. Thena jority membership of the Naval Committee will consist of Messrs. Cameron of Pennsylvania (chairman), Anthony, Rollins, Mahone, and Piatt of New York. The Post-Ofiice Committee will be headed by Senator Ferry, and the other represent atives of the majority arc to be Messrs. Hill, of Colorado, Piatt of New York, Mahone, and Sawyer. The Democrats Acquiesce. The Democratic Senators held a caucus meeting yesterday afternoon, at which, as the re sult of a general discussion of Monday's develop ments in.rcgard to the control oCtheSenate organi zation, it was decided to accept the situation gracefully by preparing a list of Democratic Sena tors for appointment on tho committees In the ratio of four Democrats to five Republicans, instead of pursuing the tight to obtain the majority representation, which is now discovered to be hopeless. The committee who prepared the list of committees embodied in Mr. Pendleton's pending resolution were accordingly Instructed to reverse it and report to a future caucus. The gen eral sentiment was averse to establishing a new and possibly dangerous precedent by the suggested pairing of Democratic Senators with tho expected incoming Republicans from Maine and Minnesota; and, although the Democrats will be ready to acquiesce promptly in the Repub lican control of the organization when the latter obtain the necessary number of votes, it is not probable that their entry into power will be facili tated otherwise. The chairmanships of tho three committees, viz., Private Land Claims, Revolu tionary Claims, and Engrossed Bills, which are usually given to the minority in the Senate, will, it is understood, be assigned by the Democrats to Messrs. Bayard, Johnson, and Davis of West Vir ginia, as they are the seniors in length of service. iron. I. C. HaBbclI, of Knniint. The friends of Mr. LTaskell will urge him as a candidate for Speaker of the new House of Representatives on the ground that it is due to him and to his State. He served several terms as speakcrof thehouse in Kansas, and wasuurversally praiscd for his line executive abilitiesas a presiding officer. He labored zealously and effectually for the great Republican majority Kansas polled last Novombcr, entitling her to be really considered the banner Republican State. Kansas has a impu tation of a round million, and in every struggle for the right she has ever been foremost, yet her Re publicans say she has not shared equally in the honors of victory. Even though she has had no factious to conciliate, they claim that she should not be entirely ignored in the distribution of honors. AVIiat 'Comptroller Knox Say. The Comptroller of the Currency yes terday reported the amount of circulation issued to national banks, which had previously reduced their circulations by the deposit of legal tender notes, as. S&Q.&O, which have been issued to twenty-two different banks. The amount of United States bonds deposited yesterday by banks which hadprevlously withdrawn them is ?Dv3,000, and the amonut previously deposited as security for circulating notes is 81,1(0,030, making iu all about S2,Q00,000 deposited by nineteen banks. Tlie Jenimette Search. Yesterday's session of the naval board ' appointed to arrange the details of the Jean nette search expedition was devoted to hearing an ex pression of views concerning dog-sledging by George Kennan, who spoke at considerable length on the subject, and also in reference to other mat tecs bearing on Arctic exploration. Mr. Kennan's communications were based on his extensive sledging experiences in Siberia, and were listened to with great interest and close attention. Ursine J- Morrlioii irnrj-Is. A committee of colored Republicans ar rived here yesterday from Baltimore. They came for the purpose of urging the appointment of J. Morrison Harris as collector of that port. They brought with them a set of resolutions adopted by the colored Republicans of Baltimore in advocacy of the claims of Harris. The resolutions were pre sented to the President in the afternoon. Postponement or.Snllliiff. The Post-Office Department announces the further postponement of the date of departure from New York'of the steamer Hadji with mails for Porto Rico from the IGlhto the 19th instant. Also, the postponement of the day of sailing of the Pacific mail steamer Colon, New York, for A spin wall, from the 19th to the 21st instant. VotiiiS for the I'ryc. Augpsta, Me., March 5. At noon the senate balloted for United States Senator with the following result: William P. Frye, of Lewiston, had 23; Richard A. Frye, of Bethel, 5. Atthesamo hour in the house the result of the vote was as fol lows: William P. Frye, of Lewiston, S2 ; Richard A. Frye, of Bethel, 59. Both branches will meet in convention to-morrow to declare the result. ABWHil 3!Iu:icotlnn. St. Paui0 Minn., March 15. C. James Nolan, ofMarine, Minn., who is supposed-tobe in sane, shot and killed his w ife yesterday. He had two shot-guns and revolvers, and kept the whole village at bay until officers caino from Stillwater and arrested" him. He was to day lodged in tlie Stillwater jail. GENERAL MAHOHE'S POSITION. What the Two leading Sallies or Rich mond Say About It. Richmond, Ya., March 15. The Whig (Mahone orgnn) will contain the following to morrow : "It was a striking scene in the Senate an historical drama indeed In which the great Virginian was the central figure, and well did he act his part; even his enemies must acknowledge that he was equal to the occasion and that he snatched new laurels from tho very circumstances prepared to intimidate or to degrade him. Rising to the height" of the emergency, he bravely and grandly proclaimed his mind as one far above mere partisan ties and partisan aims. With a fine scorn of the party and sectional lash wielded by the Georgian blunder-bore,, he reminded that whipper-in that he was not elected as a Democrat, BUT AS A nEADJl'STEn. Ho had been chosen to represent liberal and Re adjuster Virginia against the .marshaled and com bined influence of both parties, their allies and their machinesrirr and out-ofrthe State. Our con temporaries are too apt to undervalue or misinter pret men and the significance oftheir deeds. But he must be , truly- -a "poor student of the times who cannot comprehend that William Mahone, on Monday last, "in the Senate of the United States, performed an act of heroism , patriot ism, and statesmanship, which wins him a high nichein Uie-American pantheon, and which enrolls. his name forevcramongthenostillustrioussousof Virginia. As Patrick Hentylivesrin revered im mortality as the great Virginian who put the ball of the revolution in motion, ' SO "WILL WILUAX MAUOSE share his immortality as the? great Virginian who dared to take the first-steps to tho pacification and reunion of the estranged- and" embittered sections of the country." ' . The Ditpatcti, In Its leading-' article, will contain the following allusions to Jieral Mahone's posi tion as defined by himself Monday in the Senate: "The Regular Democrats f Virginia will here after have no reason for hopfng to detach General Mahone from' his coloreoV'followers in Virginia. The Petersburg convention of Monday was en livened and encouraged by telegram from Wash ington, announcing that he had voted with the Republicans. A majority4-a large majority, we suppose of the negroes brattendance uponthat convention openly and cxulllngly avowed it to be their purpose to net with h'e Readjustcrs in the State elections, and becauselof "their CONFIDENCE iS KAHOKE. " Gradually our Democratic friends who have strayed off into the Rcadjustcr party will become Republicans. That is the jxpectntion. The peo ple of Virginia will not follow General Mahono even into a temporary alliance -with the Repub lican party, nis claim thdt he is an 'independ ent' and will vote as he pleases will be understood as a claim that he has the right to vote with llnf- Republican party. It has not yet been made perfectly clear what the issues are to be in the gubernatorial election of this year. Enough has been done by our oppo nents to make it manifest that the debt question is a controlling consideration only with the white Readjustcrs. The negroes have entirely different objects in view. V GENERAL UPTON COMMITS SUICIDE. lie Is Fonud Dead in Bed XVltii Pistol Balls Through His Head. Sax Francisco, March 15. Brevet Major-General Emory Upton, U. S.A., wasfound dead in his bed at Presideo this morning, having shot himself through the head sometime during the night. General Upton retired at about his usual hour last night, having spent the evening in social converse. The first intimation of the tragedy was obtained this morning between eight and nine o'clock, when his orderly went to call the General. Receiving no answer to his knock, the orderly opened the door, and found the officer dead in bed. The alarm was instantly given, and several officers of the regiment having hastened to the room, it was discovered that the general had com mitted suicide. A revolver was still grasped in his hand. A bullet wound through his mouth into the brain told the history of his death plainly. The body was cold and stiff, and life had evidently been extinct several hours, probably since mid night. No papers nor anything that might serve to indicate the oins s)f j-lhe'act have as yet been discovered, bntneithcr the bddy nor the effects in his room have been touched, awaiting the arrival of the coroner. The general impression, however, seems to be that grief at the loss of his wife prompted suicide. From the appearance of General Upton's room this morning he must have sat up until late, writing and destroying manuscript and burning many papers. He left two letters one to his sister, dated l'Jth, but apparently written last night, in which he intimated that something might happen; the other, which wasimfinished, addressed to Captain Dyer, in which General Upton expressed the opinion that his "revised tactics" would be a fail ure. The letters will not be published until after the inquest to-morrow. Among the army friends of the deceased his suicide is attributed to fear that by the failure of his work on tactics he w ould lose his reputation. Thnt Bad Boy or Blimnrek'i. Berlin, March 15. Count Herbert Bis marck has eloped with the Princess Elizabeth of Caralath Beuthen. Both arrived at Mesfiina, Sicily, several weeks ago. The Princess is the wife of Prince Charles of Caralath Beuthen, Count of Schonorch, and chief of one of the first Prussian aristocratic families, and hereditary member of the upper house. The faithless wife is step-sister of Prince Hermonn of Halzfeldt Trachenberg, head of a Catholic family bearing the title since 17-11, and daughter of Rcichenbach, She married Count Caralath in 16, and has one daughter, tho Prince's Lybella, now fourteen years of age. Prince Caralath, who is thirty-six years of age, has left parliament and retired to his estates in Silesia. He will commence a divorce suit. Count Herbert Bismarck, whose age is thirty-two, was formerly secretary of the German le gation at Berne, and recently secretary to his father, who had destined him as chief assistant, and eventually successor. It is said that this domestic calamity is the chief cause of Prince Bis marck's recent irritability and bad humor. e The Great Shooting Matches. London, March 15. In the second stage of the pigeon shooting match for the cham pionship of the world at Hcndon to-day Dr. Carver beat Turner 38 birds to 33, Gordon beat Hadlow S6 to 33, Scott beatBeeverJS to 34, Graham beat Radnor SS to 34, and Gordon- beat Cavendish 31 to 32. The third round of the contest will begin on Wednesday, when Graham will shoot against Carver and Gordon against Scott. The winners of these two heats will then thoot the final round at 100 birds each. The sixth day's shootiug in the glass ball match between Dr. Carver and Mr. Scott at the West Minster Aquarium brcughtthe scores up to Scott, 5,824 ; Carver, 3,811. Mr. Scott broke 040 balls in sin-cession. 0 Uentttckj- 3Iiirderon Pastime. Cincinnati, Ohio, March 15. At Green wood, Ky., on the Cincinnati Southern Railroad, 176 miles south of this city, in a quarrel yesterday, Tom Young broke Steve Langford's skull with a car-pin, womidinghira mortally. Hetled, but was followed and overtaken by Reuben Langford, who shot Young dead, perforating him with bullets. CAPITAL JOTTINGS. The national bank notes received for redemption yesterday amounted to S233,0;o. Uncle Sam's cash-box took in yester day S178.936.70 from internal revenue aud 5675,796.04 from cu-toros. The basket of flowers which orna mented the desk of General Mahone in the Senate Chamber yesterday was brought to the Capitol for thatpurposebya messenger from tho .Executive Mansion. Congress having adopted the recom mendation of Second Assistant Postmaster-General Bradvin regard to advertising for proposals for carrying mails, the Department will hereafter save a large sum annually in that item. Proposals for carrying the mails on about 350 poU routes will be received up to three p. m. April 23 next, and awards will be made on same on or before May 7ih next. These route are located pretty much all over the Union. Treasurer Gilfillau has ordered 150, 000 standard silver dollars delivered from the United States Mint in Philadelphia to banks in that citv. It is presumed at the Treasury Depart ment th'at the money is required for the payment of leases falling due in Philadelphia on April 1, which arc required to be paid in silver dollars. The Internal Revenue appointments yesterday were: John H. Zevely, storekeeper and gaugcr, Fifth District of North Carolina; Frederick Wcdemeyer. jr., storekeeper and gauger, Second District of Georgia; Robert E. Wylly, storekeeper and gauger, Second District of Georgia; Lewis A. Haspel, storekeeper, First District of Pennsylva nia: Samuel Wilson, storekeeper, Fourth, DiMrict of Illinois; F.J. Hendy, storekeeper, Sixih Dis trict of Kentuck-y. PERSONAL MENTION. A ROUND OF PLEASANT GREETINGS. Matters in the Social World noward Carroll A Sketch of the Man Mrs. Wilson's Home The Art Loan More Fashionable Dinners and Receptions. It is hoped that the Art Loan Exhi bition at the Octagon House, corner of Eighteenth street and New York avenue, will be abundantly patronized during this its closing week. It may be many a day before so rare and fine a collection of articles of intrinsic and of historic value is again open to public inspection. The ladles in charge give their time and courteous attention to all comers. The cause which they Eeek to benefit is one of our most worthy and humane institu tionsthe Training School for Nurses. Washing ton has pressing need of skilled nurses, and the ef forts now making to train a corps of such may be gratefully remembered by us individually on some dark day in the future. The exhibition in itself is more thnn worth the price of admission. Among the more stirring scenes of Monday's ses sion of the Senate the beautiful passing tribute by Senator Cpnkling to the memory of Senator Car penter was less vividly remembered than it de served. The great Senator is never more felicitous than when sweeping the finer chords of feeling, and this tribute was like a strain of delicate music among the clashing of sabres and the roar of artil lery. Yesterday was improved by many in making calls on the ladies still receiving on that day of the week, but more largely in carriage drives. The Soldiers' Home came in for a goodly share of at tention. Tho trees on the place are many of them already in bud. Ex-Senator and Mrs. McDonald arc still at Wil lard's. The family of ex-Sccrclary McCulloch have left the Ebbitt for their conntry place, except Miss Lou McCulloch, who is still in New Y'ork city, where she may remain six weeks longer. Ex-Congressman and Mrs. Ferdon returned to New York yesterday. Major and Mrs. McKinley left for Ohio Monday evening. On bidding good bye to friends the Major, who Is one of the best informed among Congressmen on all high official matters, said he expected to be back at an extra Ecssion before June. This opinion has the more significance from his well-known belief a few days earlier that that there would be none. Mr. George Scidmore, who has for several weeks been visiting his mother and sister at Washington, is on his way to California, there to sail for Japan, whither he has been transferred by the State Department from the consular service at Paris. A decoration recently awarded by the Japanese government to General Hawley as president of the Centennial Commission is in the keeping of the State Department. Mr. and Mrs. John M.Francis are still at Wil lard's. Mrs. Francis, a profound student, occupies herniorningshcrcin reading -'Faust" with Madame Poeschc, a German lady resident of unusual talent and culture. Ex-Congressman Starin, who is now in New York, will rejoin his family here for a few days before their final departure from Washington next week. Few congressional families have made so cordial an impression on tho drifting current of our social life as Mr. Starin's. They will be at the Gilsey Hou,c, New Y'ork, for several weeks before returning to their palatial home in Montgomery County. The Vice-President and the new Postmaster-General have each dined informally, as old personal friends, at Mr. Starin's table since the new administration came in power. The bouquet on Senator Angus Cameron's desk Monday noon, inhonor of his renewed elations to the Senate, was one of the finest ever seen on a sena torial desk. It was of delicate, long-stemmed roses, pink, yellow, and white, In great profusion. He was just ten days an ex-Senator of the United States, and returned to his old place after one of the most gallant fights on record. Mrs. Cameron, from the reserved gallery, wTas a radiant spectator of his swearing in. The universal feminine tribute to Senator Ma hone in the galleries on Monday was, "Oh, ain't he 'cute?" Mr. Howard Carroll, who has for some weeks been sojourning at tlie Arlington, leaves Washing ton for New Y'ork this morning. Mr. Carroll was born at Albany, and is the only child of Colonel Howard Carroll, of the One hundred and seventh New York Regiment, an intimate personal friend of Yice-PreMdcnt Arthur, who it at killed at Au tietam while commanding a brigade. The Vice President has always taken a warm interest in the son for the futher's sake, and latterljr for his own. Mr. Carroll was sent abroad to be educated, and has had the best European advantages. As a po litical writer on theNework Times be has not his equal iu journalism for a man of his years, and few if any others in the country arc as widely quoted. A stray paragraph from some Washington letter writer speaks thus pleasantly of a popular Wash ington lady as she appeared at one of the closing parties of the season: "Mrs. Thomas Wilson, a sister of Dr. W illiam B. Robinson, the quarantine physician of Philadelphia, was one of the most elegant women present. Her husband began his law practice at Washington as apartner ofThomas Corwin. He is a man of large means, and is a lib eral patron of art and artists. He is the popular president of the Washington Art Club. Their .new nome on Connecticut avenue is a stuuy in artistic beauty and utility combined. It is a marvel among houses, and its structure justifies somebody's definition of architecture as "frozen music." The mantels, of oak and cypress, are carved in beautiful patterns of fruit and flowers by the fair hands of the hou5e-mistrcss. The broad spiral stairway ends in a Moorish balcony on the second floor, from which one looks down on the grand central hall, hung with elegant paintings and lighted from the ceiling. Every thing about the home contributes to the air of spacious and elegant comfort. Mrs. Wil son is alike active in the charitable work and the society life of the city. During the Centennial she and Mr. Wilson established a home in Philadelphia, where they entertained the Justices of the Supreme Court and their families, and afterward the artists of Wash ington city these latter for a protracted stay. On the evening mentioned she wore a sumptuous white brocade, and, with her abundant, prema turely gray hair dressed in antique fashion, she looked like some stately picture just stepping out of its frame. The semi-monthly reception of Mrs. Lincoln (Bessie Beech) took place last night at No. 613 II street northwest. The programme was exceed ingly varied and interesting, and made especially so by reason of Ihc number of original pieces pre sentcd. Tlie singing of Miss Cluss was very fine, while Miss Anita Cluss, who is quite renowned as a harpist, gave some excellent piano recitals. The programme was as follows: Original poem, "What I Ask For,'' by Mrs. E. T. Charles (Emily Haw thorne); ballad, "Never More," Mrs. Judge Smith; vocal solo, "Once Again," Miss Lillian Cluss; original poem, "Kiss of Honor," Rev. C W. Deniton, read by Mrs. Lincoln; piano soio, "Spinn Lied," Miss Anita Ciuss ; original arti cle, "Clipped Wings." Mrs. Lincoln; vocal solo, ' Supposing." Mis3 Lillian Clus; origiual poem, "The Corner-Stone," Mr. J. L. McCreery; piano solo, Miss Mussacus; commentary on Mrs. Hayes' temperance principles, Mrs. Tilton; recitation, " Aux Italicns," Mi Florence Sullivan. Remarks were made by Captain Ross Brown and Mr. Need ham. Tho audience was large, and enjoyed tho entertainment in a high degree. Mrs. Lincoln an nounced that at the next reception sheranticipated borne Shakspcarean readings by members of the Round-Table Shakspeare Club. A Trajredy Iu Xenr Yorlr. Xew York, March 15. Ernest Stephen Memeroths, a German wood-carver, thirty-three years of age, shot and fatally wounded Emil Panly, aged twenty-two, a boarder in his house, to-day, at 33 Eldridgc street, and afterward shot himself through the temple, blowing out his brains. Jeal ousy of the young man, who he believed sustained the relation of accepted lover toward his wife, is thought to have been the reason of the crime, though Memeroths, who had long been sick, was undoubtedly out of his mind when the shooting took place, Memeroths pursuing his victim into the yard in the rear. Pauly was taken to Bellevue Hospital, fatally wounded, four bullets being in his body. t One Hundred Years Ago. GisEEN-snop.o', N. C, March 15. The cel ebration of the one hundredth anniversary' of the battle of Guilford Court-hoiue took place to-day. The Raleigh Light Infantry and Iheirband and the firemen of Greensboro' gave street parades. There was a great gathering in the evening, and' enthusiastic speeches were made by Lieutenant Governor Robinson, Judge R. B. Dick, Hon. A. M. Scales, Colonel John N. Staples, F. H. Busbec, and others. The day was generally observed as a holliday. "IT IS SAID." A Few More Speculations a to Appoint ment. There are some people still in Wash ington who would take office if other people would consent to resign, die, or by any other means be persuaded to make room for them. Here are the names of some of these: Captain Robert E. Fisk, the editor of the stalwart Helena (Mont.) Herald, it is said, would not refuse the post-office at his cosmopolitan town. Thomas A. dimming", of Fort Benton, Mont., is at tlie Ebbitt, and is willing to wait and watch over the custom-house in his town as its collector. Colonel Fardon, editor of the New Orleans Re publican, has been urged by his friends to accept United States marshal or district attorney of North Louisiana. Judge J. J. Martin would like to be post master at Montgomery, Ala. Philip Joseph, editor of the Mobile Guzdlc, wants the post-office at Mobile, and is well indorsed for it. Judge Buckley, of Alabama, an ex- Congressman, is being pushed for an auditorshipof the Treasury. Colonel Jack Brown wants to be postmaster at Atlanta. Sam. Cross will be urged by many friends for the office of District Commissioner. There are several applicants for the chief clerk ship of the Quartermaster's Department of the Marino Corps. As the Rev. S. A. II. Marks, the present Incumbent, was an ardent Hancock mau, there is a probability that he will be bounced. Washington Braxdell, of Alabama, is anxious to bea special agent of the Post-Office Department. Major William Simpson, of New Orleans, is recommended for special agent of the Post-Office Department. Major Davis, superintendent of the Mint at New Orleans, is as easy as an old shoe iu his place. Stilwell H. Russell, Uniteo States marshal 'in Texas, is "spoken of as a probable successor of one or the other of the Assistant Postmasters-General. Judge Boarman thinks he has a sure thing on the district judgship of North Louisiana. Governor Pinchback would take cither the col lectorship at New Orleans or postmastcrship at the same place. There will probably be a big cleaning out of the Agricultural Department. Nearly every head of division there has had his wife, his sister, his cousin, or his aunt employed during the past two years. Dr. Loring will be the Commissioner. Perry Carson wants to be superintendent of the monument, with headquarters on the top. The fight between ex-Secretary Bristow and Justice Harlan over the appointment of a United States District Astorncy for Kentucky waxes warmer daily, and to this hour no man knoweth how it may terminate. Yesterday the friends of Bristowgave it out as a fact that his favorite, Colonel Feland, had received assurances of success, but the story could be traced, by those interested in other candidates, to no reliable source. The Harlan Wilson faction denied it most strenuously, and the friends of modest candidates, who cannot boast of such distinguished patrons, believed it not. It is rumored that Major James McNab has ex pressed a determined willingness to take Colonel Webster's place as Register of Wills for the District, if the place should be forcibly tendered him. THE DISTRICT MARSHALSHIP. A Colored Candidate Tor Fred. Douclass' Place. A meeting of colored citizens was held last night in John Wesley Chnrcli, on Connecticut avenue above L street, to advocate the nomination by the President of Mr. John T. Johnson as mar shal of the District in place of Mr. Douglass, whose term expires on the 17th Instant. Cornelius Clark, esq.-, was elected chairman and Mr. Gilbert L. Joy secretary. A committee composed of Messrs. Freeman, AVashington. Stuart, and Smith was apppointed to draft suitable resolutions and after some delay reported a series of resolutions recommending Mr. John son as a fit aud suitable person to be appointed as marshal, setting forth that his appointment would meet the hearty approbation of almost the entire business community of the District, and providing for the appointment of a committee of fifteen citi zens to wait upon the President and urge the appointment of Mr. John-on. Mr W. C. Chase made a speech favoring the retention of Mr. Douglass in his present -place and the ap pointment of Mr. Johnson as Recorder of Deeds. The resolutions as given ;above were adopted, and the following committee was appointed to wait on the President: Cornelius Clark, chairman ; Ar thur Smith, W. H. Barker, II. Williams, V.. H. John son, Captain G. D. Graham, Gilbert L. Joy, Richard Matthews, Charles T. Cheney, J. S. Brent, Charles H. Joy, Travis Glasgow, George W. Stuart, James II. Fainter, Henderson Jackson, John Britton, and B. H. Freeman. HON. FRED. DOUGLASS. lie Ik to Be Appointed One of the Com missioners oftlie District of Columbia. It is rumored that Hon. Frederick Douglass, the present marshal of the District cf Columbia, whose commission expires on the 17th of March, will be promoted to the higher office of District Commissioner. It seems to be settled that he will not occupy the office he now holds another terra, nor do wc have any knowledge that such is his desire. Certainly no person who has ever held the office has exercised its functions with more impartiality, dignity, and efficiency than has this remarkable man. As the most prominent representative of his race in the country he has ever been held in the highest es teem, not only by the people of his own political faith, but by all who admire pluck, perseverance, and genius. His history is a romance, and his promotion to the position which rumor has as signed him would confirm the opinion already in the public mind that the vein of sentiment which is attributed to President Garfield is coupled with discriminating judgment. What a Prominent Citiren Snj. ""What do you think of the appoint ment of Fred. Douglass as a Commissioner of tho District?" said a Republican rcprescntatiteto a prominent citizen of Washington yesterday. "I think Mr. Donglas-i would make an excellent Commissioner, and as the population of the Dis trict is over one-third colored it would be emi nently proper and just to give that clement repre sentation on the Board. I think, however," added this gentleman, " that it would be thebettcr policy to appoint young, vigorous, active men to such positions, men, I mean, who are even with the age in all matters pertaining to modern improvements of all kinds calculated to add to the wealth, health, and attractiveness of the Capital of a Na tion of fifty millions of people." TELEGRAPHIC TWISTINGS. The Legislature of West Virginia ad journed atnoonyesterdayuntilthe second Wednes day in January, lSSi The rivers of Hungary are very high. Some of the towns and villages are seriously threatened with inundation. The English government has been olli- cially informed that the armistice with the Boch has been extended four days. TnE municipality of Berlin has pre sented to the Reichstag a protest against Prince Bismnrck's charges of unfair taxation. Forty convicts have Ucen sent from the Richmond Bridewell, Ireland, to country jails to make room for more political prisoners. The Republican members of the Ten nessee Legislature held a caucus last night aud agreed unanimously to vote for-the bill to settle the Stale debt in accordance with the bondhold ers' proposition, at par and three per cent, interest. The London News' Durban dispatch says: Paul Kruger has written to President Brand complaining of the treatment which the Boers have received, but saying that he still hold? to the ofier of a protectorate by the Queen overthe Trans vaal. A dispatch to the London Standard from Fort Aralel says it ha been finallv decided that General Wood, President Brand, of the Orange Free State, Commander Joubert, and Paul Kruger will meet on the 18th instant two miles from Pros pect HilL In the House of Commons Monday, when a division was called for on Mr. Gladstone's motion of urgency for supply, more than fifty membcrs quitted the House, including Conserva tives and Liberals. Eleven Home Rulers ab stained from voting, and thoc who voted were divided. Charles L. Brisbane, of Philadelphia., was arrested at Magnolia, on the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, last evening on tbe charge of having stolen 51,000 from his em ployer, Philip Walsh, of that city. When arrested ssat of the stolen money was found on his person. He will be returned to Philadelphia to-morrow. A special dispatch from Kansas City says: "The Kansas River is rising rapidly, and has cut away six acres of valuable property on the Kansas City side, about three-quarters of a mile above the Stock Kxcbange. One end of the Kan sas City glue factory has fallen into the stream. The people living in th vicinity are moving out oftheir houses. END OF THE ROAD. A BIG CHANCE FOR NEWPORT NEWS. A Great Railroad Determined Upon 1 Site foi Its Terminus at Hampton Roads What tha Road Will Do for the State or Virginia When Completed. Special to Tlte BtpaHlcan. Fort Monroe, Va., March 14. Tho question which has been agitating the minds ot the residents of the lower peninsula for the past ten years, as to the probable point at which the Che-apeake and Ohio Railroad would find a deep water tenninui, has at last been settled beyond controversy, and Newport News has carried od .the honors. For a long tim the people of York town were in high spirits over the prospect of its terminating at that point; but after very careful consideration the former place was selected a3 of fering the best facilities for the large and increas ing trade which will ultimately find an outlel through Hampton Roads. One of the main argu ments IN FAVOR or NEWPORT NEWS was the fact that it is entirely free from ice. This was fully demonstrated last winter the severest one known In this section sincel665-'6S when the York River and the harbor of Norfolk were both closed for some time. During this embargo the' roads were free-from ice, and vesseh could at all times sail up to Newport News, where work on tho new wharves is nowbeing pushed forward. Some fifty or sixty foreign ship were then in the harbor, bound for Baltimore and Philadelphia, and other ports which were closed by the Ice, which, if they return next winter, can find cargoesof cotton, tobacco, and grain, ready to their hand. On yesterday morning Mr. C. P. Huntington, president of the road, with Mr. Hatch, financial " agent, Commodore N. L. McCrcady, president of the Old Dominion Steamship Com pany, and a number of other prominent financiers, arrived at the Hygeia Hotel. After breakfasting they were conducted to the steam'yacht Monroe, and conveyed up the roads to Newport News 011 a tour of inspection. A large party of workmen have been employed thcro for the past three weeks, building new wharves, one of which is nearly completed. It is contemplated to build seventeen wharves at this point, each 125 feet long, and with, a depth of water of twenty-seven feet. This will accommodate THE LAIIGEST OCEAN STKA3IER, and the river front for five miles is under control of the company, so that these facilities can be ex tended almost indefinitely as trade may demand. It is also contemplated to put up one of the largest elevators here, holding over 1,000,030 bushels of grain, upon which work will bo commenced in a couple of months. The work of extending the road from Richmond to the sea has already com menced in the vicinity of Richmond, and orders were given by Mr. Huntington to his super intendents to put on all the force he could work to advantage, and push the work forward as rapidly as possible. The peninsula is particularly adapted to the easy construction of a railroad, there beinglittle or no heavy grades, and only one or two streams to cross, the Chickahom iny being the most prominent. Tlie centre of it is composed of a ridge, the streams flowing from eieh side of it into the James-and York Rivers. It is estimated that over a thousand men will be employed upon its construction within a month, the object being to have it completed in time for the Yorktown Centennial, which takes place on the 19th of October. The road proper will pasa within about three miles ot Yorktown, to which a branch will be run, thus affording two outlets to deep water. The location of Newport News for a city Is one of THE FIN'ET IN EASTERN VIRGINIA. . It Is situated on a high blufT, from which anna view of the James River, for twenty miles, can be had. Hampton Roads, with its constantly-changing fleet, lies to the cast, with Fort Monroe and the capes of the Chesapeake In the distance; ta the south is Scwall's Point and the Elizabeth River, the entrance to Norfolk harbor, which embraces the memorable battle ground of the Monitor end Mcrrimac during the early days oftlie war. What effect the opening of the road to Newport News will have on Richmond, Baltimore, and other Northern ports remains to be seen ; but from thenatural advantages possessed by the point it cannot fail to secure a fair share of the business. When the road is completed, there Is a strong probability that a line of steamers will be put on between Newport News and Crisfield, Md thus making a shorter and direct route from tho South and West w ith New York. Some ten ycara ago this line was established between Norfolk and Crisfield, but from eome misunderstanding or dis crimination by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore road, it was shortly afterward aban doned. Whether A se cond attempt ill the same direction would meet with any better success remains to be seen. At all events the busi ness prospects of the State never looked so prom ising as now. With Norfolk the third cotton port In the Union ; the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, with complete connections between Cincinnati and Newport News in the coming sir mouths-, thus opening up a shorter and cheaper route to the sea for the vast grain crops of the West, with no danger or tcdiou3 delay? to shipping from ice, our Northern nelghbora will have to look to their laurels, or Virginia will re gain her lost prestige of the first port in the United States. Old Point Comfort is fast becoming cele brated as a winter sanitarium, and bids fair to divide the honors with its more Southern competitors. The Hygeia Hotel has been fitted up for the winter with new carpets, fnrnilurc, ami steam throughout, and now has between thrceand four hundred guests sojourning here. Most of them arc wealthy Northern families, who do not care to travel so far south as Florida. Aliot Tor Jovtllujr a 31 an. Several colored men became engaged in an altercation in Nailor's alley, in the Division, about twelve o'clock last night. One of the men, named Jim simnsou, drew k revolver and fired several shots, wounding a man named Tom West, who is employed as a bell-boy at the Imperial Hotel, in the breast and in the right leg. Simpson made his escape, and the wounded man was taken to a drug-store, where he received snr gical attention. His wounds aro very serlou. The affray grew out of the fact that West, who was ac companied hy a fellow bell-boy, named Bill Lewis, jostled against Simpson in passing. Confirm Hint. Judge Pardee was strongly indorsed by Republicans of all the States iu his circuit, ami will undoubtedly be confirmed without division of the Senate. - A Lottery Sn Indie. New York, March 15. The board of police to-day received a communication from the district attorney of Louisville, Ky., asking the board to break np what is advertised as the Frank fort school fund lottery', as there is no drawing of any lottery at Frankfort, Ky., and the whole thing is a swindle. An Important Arrest. London, March 15. P. J. Sheridan, one of the traversers, was arrested this morning at hi residence in County SM30. This is considered to be the most important arrest so far made in con nection with the coercion act. There has been, one other ordinary arrest this morning. Youiijt Indians. Xew York, March 15. Ex-Secretary Schurz, General Miles, Bishop Whipple, and Gen eral Armstrong addressed a meeting at Association Hall to-night fo- the purpose of laisiug funds for the education of young Indians. The Vote In Indiana. Indianapolis, March 15. Tlie vote on the constitutional amendments yesterday was very light. Enough returns were received to-day from the State to injure the adoption of alt the amendments by over a two-thirds vote. Specimen I.ovc Makinir. "May I call you Paula?" asked lie. " Yes," she said, faintly. " Dear Paula 'may I cali you that V " I suppose so." ' Do you know I love you V " Yes." " And shall I love you always V "If you wish to." ' And will you love me f PauUdid not reply. Will you, Paula V he repeated. " You may love mc," she said again. " But don't you love mc in retunri" " I lovo you to love mc." ' Won't you iay anything more explicit" v "I woiiM rather not." T Zc(rStoit . ,