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VOL. XXL NO. 94.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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
"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.
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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, '
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
" 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
A Colored Candidate Tor Fred. Douclass'
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.
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."
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
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.
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
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
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
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 . ,

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