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7"7Tf:.. " ;--r? ,- ryu." r W-' -Vr- " --.ItST-v tf-- - TV r 11 X JtlJCi Republican. YOL. XXI.---NO. 95. WASHmGTO:N D. C, THUESDAT MOPuKTETSTGr, MARCH 17, 1881. TBEKEE CENTS. vT5pa National AT ST. PETERSBURG. r-HE BODY OF THE MURDERED CZAR Borne Through the Streets In Soleian Profession Jlorc Mines Discovered in the ATcnucs Grief or the Imperial Family Mat ters in Berlin and Klscnhere. St. Petersburg, March 16 It lias been thought nectary to follow the proclamation of the Emperor, Alexander III., by a special ukase sum moning the peasants to join in allegiance with the other faithful subjects. The Goto? says :" The late Czar's reforms have not attained their end because the co-operation of action of government and so ciety is necessary, and this has been wanting for years past There is a taction in Russia born and nourished by public apathy. The state has lately in utedsociety to assist in struggling' against this fac tion, but public forces which have become dormant arc not awakened with one blow. The question of the form in which this co-operation is to express itself has lately become matured, and there is no doubt that, had a sacrcligious hand not ended the life of the Czar, he would have decided the ques tion in the interest of his people. This task now dmolvcs on Alexander IIL" The Slrava says: 'There is no other issue than to diminish the rc-gpon-ibilities of the head ot the government, thus lessening the dangers personally threatening him from fanatical evil-doers." A decree has been published granting to persons deported to Siberia, with loss of civil rights, per mission to engage in commercial or professional pursuits after three years' good behavior; the same privilege to be accorded to political exiles, subject to the approval of the Minister of the In terior. A considerable amount of money has been raised by public subscription forthoc persons who were wounded by the explosion of the bomb on Sunday. The coun-martial on the ncsassin Rous sakuff will consist of six officers of the guards. A commander, a corporal, and one private from every squadron of the guards of which the late Czar was the chief, and also an adjutant from each regiment have been ordered to St. Petersburg to do service before the remains of the Emperor while lying in state. None of the public will be allowed to sje the body until it is removed to the fortress on the 18th instant. One of the Cathedral choristers has died from injuries received at the time of the explosion. The new Czarcwitch, Nicholas, has been ap pointcdataman of all the Cossacks, General ICnuf mann's son arrived on Monday with General Skobcleffs report. It isstated that, in consequence of the assassiuatian of the Czar, General Skobeleff will he summoned to St. Pcrtcrsburg. Intel ligence is published here that the Tekkc Tur comans, without exception, have submitted to Russia. The authorities were informed that a mine had been laid in a small street which enters the New sky pro-pect nearly opposite the AnnitchkotT Pal ace, the residence of the new Emperor. A detach ment of sappers accordingly began an exploration from a small shop, the owner of which disappeared three days ago. The street was barricaded at both cads to prevent the public from approaching. The sappers, on opening up the ground and searching the cellars, discovered a mine in the above-mentioned shop, The mouth of the minq was in the shopkeeper's dwelling room, concealed under an ottoman. The mine passes under the street lead ing to the riding school, whence the Czar was returning on Sunday. Eight more arrests have been made and a quantity of explosives have been discovered. The Agence Hmse says: "The grief felt fur the Emperor hy the Russian nation is in consolable; but, if hey required proofs of the im mensity of their loss, it would be forthcoming in thectidences of condolence which pour in from the sovereign governments and uational republics of the whole world. The public will be admitted to view the body without distinction of class." The body of the dead Emperor was placed in its coffin to-day andconveyed to theGreat Church ofthe Talace. The Emperor and the Grand Duke Vladi mir boic the head ofthe coflin, and the other grand dukes and the Princes of Louehtenberg and Oldenburg bore the foot and sides. The people in the halls knelt as the procession parsed. On tho arrival of the cortege at the church mass for the dead was celebrated. The regalia had been brought from Moscow and conveyed through the streets in Bill If. The mine which was uncovered by tho sappers was intended to blow up the imperial carriage in case Sunday's attempt failed. The spot where tho Emperor was injured hns been inclosed and cov ered with turf, and a "-entry ofthe old regimen? of the Lmperor Paulus guarding it. It i stated that the owners of the shop from which the mine was started were two students. No explo'ivci have as yet been unearthed. Six siuadrons of infantry guard the Anuitchkin Palace, and detachments of infantry and Cos sacks almost -.in-round the Winter Palace. There is no question about RoussakofTs fate, as the croc iouof ascailold on the Smolensky Plain, where Sjlovieff was executed, lias already been com menced. Enuu.v, March 10. The Crown Prince and rriuces, Princess Christian, the Russian cmba-sy, Lord Ampthill, British Ambassador, and the prefect of police met the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and the Grand Duke Alexis at tho railway station, and after M. Sabouroff, Russian Ambassador, handed the Grand Duke Alexis a packet of sympathetic letters, and telegrams, the train proceeded to St, Petersburg." When the news of the assassination reached Ber lin it was immediately feared that the murder irn?ht increase tiie severity of the socialist law here, and this result has already become notice able, as a number of suspected persons have been expelled from the city and suburbs. According to au official report lately presented to Parliament it feeing that the anarchic element, though uneen, i more vital and vigorous after the lapse of two years than when the socialist law was passed. The report state;: that efforts have been made, vhieh were papally successful, to distribute so cialist orgnus among the population and even amon.j the troops In government circles here entire confidence is felt in the peaceful policy of the new Czar. It is stnted that he will shortly Issue a manifesto em puoMziughis motto, "Peace and Economy," and declaring liis intention to devote himself mainly to internal reform. The Duke aud Duehes3 of Edinburgh and the Grand Duke Alexis arrived here on Wednesday. They w ere met by Lord Dufferiu, the British Min ister. P.'.nis, March 10. Eoehefort ami Paine left for Geneva yesterday to obtain authentic de---s of the Emperor's assas-iuation from their Nihilist correspondent, a man who signs the initial "D." A fresh communication from this mysteri ous person was published to-day in the latransi Scant, which warns the public against attaching too much credence to telegrams from St. Peters burg, and declare-: positively that the young man Itiwakoff cannot have thrown the first onJb; Tke real criminals were, according to ' D." inside of one of the mansions bordering on the I-uc Millione, but the Russian officials found it convenient to lot it be supposed that shells were thrown by persons in the crowd. "None ofthe assassins,;' adds D., "have been arrested." The natural inference drawn from thU strange state ment is that the Emperor was murdered by mem bers of the Nihilist fraternity holding some official Position. D." further affirms that the bombs were not in Cjosed in glass, as stated, and that only five seconds elapsed between the two explosions. If this is cor rect, it w ould seem to upset the story about the Czar getting out of his carriage to attend to the bounded Cossacks. -iftex- a Xeuspiiper 31a n. Harmsuu-g, Pa., March 10. In the house this morning Mr. Ruddimau, of Philadel phia, rose to n question of privilcgc,and, producing a copy of the Pittsburg Co,n.ncrcial Gazelle, read a correspondence from this city rellecting severely upon the official conduct of Speaker Hewitt, and which accused him or an unfair discrimination in the matter of referring certain bills to commlitees. Sir. Ruddiman then submitted a resolution for the !sPjds-onor Dr. Palmer, the alleged author, from the oor of the house. The resolntion caused a mknI of excitement, aud remarks pertinent to the occasion were made. Speaker Hewitt being among , e "umber. The resolution was finally referred to a special committee of five. The Iitqurst In llie Upton Suicide. x Francisco, March 16. An inquest was hew on tne rg-, of General Upton to-day. ihc testimony of Captain Hasbrouk, Fourth Artil ", and letters written by deceased to his sister "d to the Adjutant-General of the United States ara-y, confirm the previous impression that the suicide was due to depression of mind consequent upon his inability to adapt his system of tactics to '. movemeuts of companies of two hundred or aorc men. THE NEW MINNESOTA SENATOR. Sketch of tlic Ma a irho is to Succeed Sec retary Windoui. General A. J. Edgerton, the new Sena tor from Minnesota, arrived without delay and is quartered at theNationnUIotel. After hise veiling cigar was disposed of. of which he is very fond, he was duly called on, and found to bo a gentleman rather portly in appearance, but well proportioned, with a bright blue eye, large head, well covered with bushy gray-mixed hair, and uncovered fore head, reaching well back. He will be frequently taken Tor the "new Pennsylvania Senator, Mitchell. He is a genial, whole-souled man, and favorably impresses one at the first acquaintance. He was born in Rome, Oneida County, New York, and is now fifty-three years old. His grand father was a captain in tho Revolutionary War. He graduated at the Wesleyan University, MIddletown, Conn., in the class of 1S30 ; married Miss Sarah Curtis in that State, and went toMin- nesota, settling in Dodge County, iulS55, where he still resides. He engaged in the practice of law, leaving his books and cases to enlist as a private soldier in the Tenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, being made a captain of his company soon after ward. He served in the Indian wars in Minne sota in 1SC2, then in the Department, of Missouri, under Schofield; was promoted colonel of the Sistyfth Colored Infan try, and served until 1867, the date of the muster out of his regiment, being brcvetted brigadier-general in the meantime. He entered the senate of Minnesota in 185S and again In 1876, when he was elected president pro tonjwreof that body. In 1S71 he was appointed one of the railroad com missioners of Minnesota, serving four years. He was one of the presidential electors of that State in 1S76. On lost Monday, while engaged in a term of court, he received a telegram from St. Paul, requesting his presence there. While the contest resulting in his appointment was very spirited, it is well known that he was the first choice of Governor Rillsbury, who well knows the kind of man he has appointed. He is an easy, fluent, candid speaker, a gentleman of cultivated tastes and high character, and will prove one of the most popular members of the Senate. Those who take him for anything but a reliable Stalwart Republican forget the kind of men Minnesota sends to the Senate and do not know General A. J. Edgerton. ELLIOTT, OF SOUTH CAROLINA. lVhy the Southern Republicans YV'unt au xf rn Seaaion. Hon.R. B. Elliott, ex-member of Con gress from South Carolina, one ofthe foremost col ored men in this country, was asked last night by a Republican emissary: "Are you favorably impressed with the make up of the new administration?" "Oh, yes," said Mr. Elliott, "Hike President Garfield and his Cabinet very much. The destinies of this country could not possibly be placed in better hands." "What is the condition ofthe Republican party in the South?' asked The Republican. "Well, I may candidly say that since the elec tion., of General Garfield to the presidency our people have felt more like going to work aud re deeming the States south of Mason and Dixon's Lino from the thraldom of the Bourbon Democracy than before that happy event. No man, unless he lives In the South, can properly appreciate the condition of affairs in that section." " Do the Southern Republicans want an extra session of Congress?" " An extra session of Congress," said Mr. Elliott, "is very desirable to our people. There are a great number of contested election cases in South Carolina, Louisiana, and Mississippi which should be settled without delay. It is a well known fact that a majority of the Republi can candidates for Congress in the StatC3 I have named were fairly elected last November, and in my judgment these men should be given a chance at the earliest opportunity to present their claims before tho Forty-seventh Congress and the people ofthe country." "Do you think an extra session will be called?" "I indulge in the hope, but have no means of knowing whether it is well founded or not." EXTRA SESSION. Senator Conkliusr'fl Views on the Snbject The Probabilities or It. A rumor which obtained currency in the city yesterday that Senator Conkling had de clared in favor of an extra session of Congress gave all who favor such action on the part of the President hope that he would follow tho advice of the great New Yorker and convene Congress at an early day. On the other hand, it had a very de pressing effect upon the Democratic beneficiaries under the present organization, and in fact all others who, from pecuniary or other interest, had hoped that the Republican party leaders might not have pluck and sense enough to play the winning cards they held and thus take the final trick that secures to that party the complete control of the Government in all of its branches for two years to come at least. Senator Conkling is said to hold that it is the duty of the party to organize the House as soon as possible In order that the Republican!! elected to that body from the bulldozed districts of the South, and who have been deprived of their rights by fraud, may have at an early day tho chance t o present their cases to Congress aud the country and have the matter settled at once. This would not only result In righting the wrongs of the individuals, but in giv ing the Republican party the preponderance in Congress to which the honest reward of the people at the polls entitles it. The Senator is said to have made many converts to his views, and, taking It all in all, the prospects for an early assembling ofthe Torty-sevenlh Con gress may bo said to have greatly brightened. Our Successful Americans. London, March 16. At "Worcester to day United States Minister Lowell, in his address opening the new free library, specially alluded to Presidents Lincoln and Garfield as conspicuously successful Americans. TELEGRAPHIC TWISTINGS. Gould's new Pacific Express com menced business throughout Texas yesterday. Kixg Oscut II. has been suffering from a s-light attack of fever since Sunday. Symp toms of inflammation ofthe left lung set in yester day. George Rice, eighty-one years of age, committed suicido in East Brooklyn, Conn., Tues day night. TnE Governor of Maine sent to tjhe house yesfcrday a veto covering all the bills passed during this session incorporating Stale banks. ATa saw-mill near Athens, Ark., Thomas Jackson on Monday shot and killed T. II. Nichols. This terminates a quarrel of many years' standing. Cyrexius P. Black, of Tuscola, was nominated yesterday by the Democrats ofthe Sev enth District of Michigan to fill the vacancy caused by Mr. Conger's elevation to the Senate. The total amount subscribed to the world's fair in New York to date is89.6,d00, ranging in sums from S100 to S-20.000. There are upward of one hundred and seventy-five subscribers. The low-tax Democrats in the Tennes see Legislature, in caucus yesterday morning, re solved to oppose the passage of the bill to settle the t"ebt on the basis submitted by the bond holders. At a public meeting in Tweddle Hall, Albany, last night, under the auspices of the Par nell Land League, addresses were made by Senator McCarthy, General Spinola, and Hon. J. Henry McCarthy, of New York. Benjamin Mayer was killed in Mem phis last night by Thomas Holraan in a difficulty which originated about a payment for drink, Mnyerrefusing to treat Holman, who struck him with a clnb, breaking his neck. Holman escaped. Both were colored. A resolution was introduced in the house of representatives of Tennessee yesterday, with a memorial looking to the impeachment of Judge C. W. Tvlcr, of Montgomery County, on the alleged ground of neglect of office, drunkenness, misappropriations, and attempted assassination. Mr. Justice Fitzgerald, in opening the Kerry Assizes yesterday, said that 453 crimes have been reported during the last seven months, which was sevenfold ofthe record during the same period in the previous year. There was, however, he said, some decrease in the record of crime for last week. Paul Kruger, in his letter to President Brand, carefully distinguishes between a royal commission to investigate the grievances of the Boers and a commission for settling the basis of peace. He says: "A royal commission is not to be thouHitof: an arbitration is necossary, notajury which can give a verdict of guilty or not guilty." Horace Ball, of Nyack, was arrested at Middletown,N.Y., charged ith abducting his wife's younger sister, Alice Conkling, a beautiful girl a-ed sixteen, whom he enticed from her home in Nyack. They were found at a boarding-house, where he had paid board for a week m advance. Ball, who is a barber, is also charged with selling personal property after mortgaging it. FOE' MAHOHE TO BEAT THE VIRGINIA BOURBONS. Colored Republicans of the Old Dominion Ask the New Senator to Tako Charge ot Their Rights, Interests, and Affairs Tho Coming Contest. The convention of the colored Kcpubli cans of Virginia, at Petersburg, fiuished up its business and adjourned yesterday after a con tinuous session of thirtoen hoursr The gist of its action is summed up in the resolution appended to the address to the colored people of the State, de claring that "the colored people of Virginia re gard the Readjuster party with favor, and confi dently believe that their Intara-ts will lie better secured and nrA-vt iiv nitin Hint. -v,Pt.. in it efforts to nnhiprnn-irf Turmnn-itiv.ttin th nn. tagoaisms of races which have unfortunately af- fectecl tliprpfgxjrity of our State." The address and resolutions were unanimously adopted by a standing vote the meagre opposition party in the convention having previously withdrawn. Reso lutions were also adopted appointing a committco to wait on the President aud ask him to protect the rights of franchise of the colored people in the coming election, aud to ask General Mahone to take charge of their rights, interests, aud affairs as good citizens of Virginia. THE FLATFOrSJI SAYS: In referring to the two parties in Virginia (the Funders, or Bourbons, and Readjustee), the ad dress says of the latter: "This is the party of progress tho party which neither in law nor practice makes arjy distinction in civil rights or political privileges on account of race, color, or previous or present condition ; aud the party which encourages and protects free schools, free speech, free suffrage, and an honest count. The Readjuster party does more than this. It cultivates respect and attachment for the Union that Union which we lovesomuch and to which wo are so firmly attached obedient to the Federal Constitution good faith in observ ing the conditions of reconstruction; and it op poses ther Bourbon element of implacable hostility to the National Government. It declares for the repeal, and.Tias, taken legislative steps for the re peafbf the poll-tax restriction on suffrage; and it is foremost, and diligent, and untiring in its efforts to lessen and lighten the unjust aud intolerable burdens that Crush the State and paralyse all the industries ofthe people. " in this great work of progress and reform all good and considerate men should join heart and hand to make it a success. VIRTUE S1) INTELLIGENCE, so necessary to" the safety and prosperity of good government, arc only secured through the univer sal free education of the children ofthe State; aud individual liberty, prosperity, and happiness, as well as the general well-being and elevation of the community, are most readily and certainly at tained and fostered by public schools that neglect no class and no portion of tho body in w hich re sides the popular sovereignty, dignity, and power. " It is for these and other liko considerations, therefore, that we, the representatives of the colored people of Virginia, in State convention as sembled, do hereby most earnestly recommend that in the State election for this year, 18S1, the support ofthe colored voters of tho State be given to tho liberal Readjuster party of Virginia, calling all mankind to witness that in so co-operating with this party, which in 1S79 cast a large majority ofthe white Conservative votes polled in the State election of that year, the colored voters of this Commonwealth give the best evidence in their power of their repudiation of the color line in politics, of their deprecation of a continued war of races, and of their eager desire to establish amica ble and harmonious relations with all Virginians, white aud colored, upon the simple basi3 of a com mon citizeuship. Iu recommending this course to you, colored citizens of Virginia, we do so in the full conviction of its wisdom and propriety, be lieving that thus can be best &ecured those rights as citizens which every other source has either de nied you, or has been impotent to accord you. Supporting THE GALLANT LEADERS of Liberalism, shoulder to shoulder with our white fellow-citizens who raUy to the deliverance of Virginia and Virginians, we, too, shall share in the victory, or shall be the chief sufferers from a defeat that will reinstate relentless Bourbonism over us all. With no harsh words for such as may differ with us witnessing such difference more in sorrow than in anger we cannot refrain from ex pressing our regret if there should be Republicans to co-operate openly or secretly, directly or indi rectly, for the restoration of Bourbon Funderism, In a crisis like this we caunotbut regard a straight out Republican composed as tho Republican party of Virginia is a an acceptance of the gage of battle on the color line, already thrown down by the State committee of the Bourbon Funders in their recently published address. If we should be thus marshaled iu a real contest for supremacy with the Bourbons, we should not merely emulate the ultraism, but would do precisely the suicidal thing they wish us to do. And if the proposed Republican fight is not to be a real one, but a mock one, what honest and intelligent colored man desires to play so shameful a part to aid Bour bonism and injure readjustment? Tho Funders see no salvation for themselves but in the color line. Ifthey cannot have au actual one, the basest counterfeit may servo their purpose. Our safety is in THE DEsTPXCTION OF THAT LINE, and that will be accomplished when, shrinking wisely from a real contest on that line and proudly disdaining a sham fight upon it, we honestly com bine with tlfb mass of our whita fellow-citizens, the Rcadjusters, in the furtherance of the rights, privileges, and interests of all. " We are at least as much concerned as any class of our white fellow-citizens in the freedom of the ballot, tho sanctity of the ballot-box, the equality of duties and rights before the law, the reduction of public burdens which always bear hardest on labor, the upbuilding of the State, the maintenance of a broadsystem of public education, and the pro tection of human rights ; and we should unite with those whoso banner bears such promise upon its folds. " The Republican party of the Nation isnotiu question here and now. But in advising as we do we should be recreant to our faith and devotion could we consent to allow even our .silence to mis interpret our sentiments and our principles. The National Republican party, from its advent to the present moment, has given too many evidences of its friendship for the rights of man for us to re nounce our allegiance to it in any time of need. To do so would be base Ingratitude ; and our grate ful hearts will cling to it even when it may no longer need us. But the coming contest iu Vir ginia, involving our rights and interests as citizens of this State, .is one in which principles and not names mnst guide our conduct; and in seeking good government here, for the good of all, we feel that w e are not recieant to any duty properly in cumbent upon A TRUE REPUBLICAN. " Those who differ with us in this supreme mo ment ofbur fate" are respectfully asked ifthey will not refrain from efforts to oafBe us in this endeavor to improve our condition as men and Virginians. We think we can see the dawn of a brighter day. Equal laws for all, fairly administered ; free suf frage and a fair count, with the necessary lesult of full citizenship for all, and a free education not only extending to our children the rudiments of knowledge, but expanding under a liberal admin istration until the highest walks of learning shall be opened wide to our aspiring youths. Then will the bone and sinew of the country have some re turn for their labors and their taxes; then the poor man, white or colored, hall have his fair share in the benefits of government; then schools will be established wherever the people need and demand them, no matter if the need and demands be from white or colored ; then all our young men, without regard to race or color, wealth or poverty, shall have fair starts in theirmcnlal equipment for their journey of life; and our children, who will enjoy all the good and growing consequences of our decision now, will rise up and call us blessed ! The Silo Tor tbe WorldW Fair. IJ"ew York, March 16. The executive committee ofthe World's Fair met yesterday, and among other business adopted the following: i?cso?rf, Thnt all reports and statements that tho executive committee contemplates a change from Inwood to anv other site for the exhibition is at variance w itli the oft-repcatcd official action of this committee, and has no foundation whatever in fact. The committee, since the 10th of January last, when Inwood was adopted by the full com mission, has considered it a fixed fact, and no other site has been tendered and none other sought for. Frje Elected Senator. Augusta, Me.. March 16. At noon to day both branches of the Legislature went into convention, compared records of the senatorial vote, and declared William P. Frye, of Lewistou, elected United States Senator. GENERAL EMORY UPTON. SScetcli of the Demi Ofllccr If is Record iu llie Army-Vplou'i TaellcH. Brevet Major-General Upton, who com mitted suicida in San Francisco, Tuesday night, was born at Batavia, N. Y.,jlugust 27, 1S09. He was apiwinted a cadet at the United States Mili tary Academy June, 1856 graduated May 6,1801; served as nid-de-camp jn the btaff of General Daniel Tyler, commanding tho first division. De partment of Northwestern Virginia, in the en gagement at Blackburn's Ford, July 18, 18G1, and the battle of Bull Run, July 21,1861;commauded Battery D, Second United Stafe3. Artillery, iu the engagement at-West Point, Vfl, May 7, 1862, and in the battles of Gaines' M'lls anctCharles City Cross Roads. Juue 27 and 30, 1S52; ccSmmanded the Ar tillery Brigade, first -division, Sixth Corps, at Crampton Gap. September li, and at Antietam, September 17, 1S62; wa,s appointed colonel of the One hundred and twenty-first New York Volunteers, October, 1852, and com manded that regiment in the battles of Fred ericksburg, December 13, 1SG2? Salem Heights or ChanceUorsviUe, May3, 1863, and Gettysburg, July 1 and 2, 1863, aud other engagements. He was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers May 12, 1864. un tne reorganization of the army he was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the Twenty-fifth inrantry, and afterward transferred to the Eigh teenth Infantry and tbe First -Artillery. He was placed in charge of military practice at Fortress Monroe, Va., and afterward served on a commis sion, in this-city, to revise the army regulations. Subsequently he was promoted to a colonelcy, and ordered to San Francisco. Deceased was distantly related to Assistant Secretary Upton, of the Treas ury Department. T tf. THE SENATE COMMITTEES. Wliat wag Ooue by the Itepabllcnn and Democratic C'aceose. Caucuses were held by the Republican and the Democratic members qtlhe Senate yester day afternoon, at which the details of their respec tive majority and minority memberships of tho committees were finally arranged and lists prepared for adoption by tbe Senate as soon as the requisito number of votes shall be at trie command ofthe Republicans. There was some talk in the Demo cratic caucus of allowing Mr. Fryc to be sworn iu to-day on telegraphic credentials, and thus bring ing the contest to a conclusion without waiting for their arrival by mail : but the gcneralsentiment was opposed to the establishment of such a prece dent, and it is therefore improbable that the organiz ation ofthe committees will be effected before Fri day. The Republicans did not take up the subject of the Senate offices; but, it is understood, wiil hold a caucus for the purpose of selecting candidates for all of them immediately after obtaining control of the committee. It was agreed at the Republican caucus to accord to the Democrats two chairman ships of the select (or temporary) committees of the Senate in addition to the three standing com mittee chairmanships mentioned heretofore, and the Democrats will thisrmoruing make their selec tions to fill these chairmanship?, which, like the others referred to, arc of no especial importance, except by reason of their affordingtheuseof clerks and committee-rooms. A Bis: Swindle IXitcrtrlhed. St. Louis, March 10. Eobert L. Lind say, who was arrested yasterday by United States Special Agent P.D.Tyrrell on a charge of con spiracy to defraud the Government out of lands by uttering false deeds under fraudulent titles, is re garded by Tyrrell as the chief conspirator. Other and very important arrests were made simultane ously with that of Lindsay, and still others will be made. Those arrested so far are'.0rlond Van Hise, John K. Corwin, lawyers or real estate agents at Cleveland, and George Linn, of Linndale, near Cleveland, and Addison F. Burns, real estate agent, and H. R. McCIellan, notary, Pittsburg. There are still others.impIIcatcd Jn tho swindle in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and other cities, and additional arrests may be looked for at any time. It is estimated that several million acres of land will revert to the Government when the affair is straightened out. Robert L. Lindsay has borne a good reputation here, and his father, James Lindsay, was register of land at Ironton for several years. x " The Array ofthe Tenuesaee. Cincinnati, O., March 10. The four teenth annual reunion of the Society ofthe Army ofthe Tennessee, to be held here on April 6 and 7, is engagingmuch attontion on the part ofthe local executive committee and others making prepara tions. Pike's Opera-House was chosen as the place of meeting, but owing to the evidences of a very large attendance, the committee has been consid ering the propriety of holding tho meetings at Music Hall. A pleasing feature of the reunion will be the unveiling of the statue of General McPherson, tho beloved commander ofthe Army ofthe Tennessee, who was killed July 22, 1851, before Atlanta. The statue is by the same artist who made the equestrian statue now in Washington. It is to be placed over General McPherson's grave at Clydo, Ohio. Gen eral Sherman, president of the society, will be present and preside at the reunion. General Grant has been invited. It is estimated that fully four hundred persons will attend the banquet to be given on the evening of the 7th. A Scnsntionril TrnjrciJy. Dallas, Tex., March 16. Information has been received of a most sensational tragedy on the north fork of the Red River last Friday, which brought vengeance for a crime committed fifteen years ago. It appears that a man named Peter Cook, formerly from Mississippi, with three drunken associates, visited the house of Toney Pino, disguised as United States cavalrymen, in 1SS6, robbed him of 51,600, assaulted the lady rela tive, and fled. Pino saw neither of the parties again until last Friday, when he and two herders came upon Cook, who was with some freighters. Calling him by name, and with terrible oaths. Pino fired four balls into Cook's body, killing him before the latter could draw his pistol. Tho men present arrested Pino, but, as he satisfied them that his statement regarding Cook's conduct fifteen years ago was true, and as he was able to produce a newspaper account to verify It, they released him. 0 Tito Dead Convict Found. Philadelphia, March 16. The over seer in the Eastern penitentiary this morning dis covered the lifeless bodies of John Pfeiffer and John MeBride In the cell occupied by those con victs. McBnde s oody was found upon the floor, and disclosed various marks of violence, while Pfeiffcr was hanging by a strip of sheeting at tached to the gas bracket. The prison officials are at a loss to determine whether Pfeiffer murdered his cell-mate during the night or whether both men committed suicide. Pfeiffer, though a young man, was an old ofiendcr, and had served several terms in Sing-Sing aud on BlackweU's Island. MeBride was about fifty years of age, and was serv ing out a sentence for aggravated assault and bat tery. An inquest will be held to-morrow. Xew York's JTeir City Charter. Albany, N. Y., 3Iarch 16. Senator Mc Carthy, from the special committee, reported the new charter for New York city this morning. It provides for a charter election in November, 1SS2, and everj- second year thereafter. The heads of departments, tho chamberlain, police justices, and marshal--, on and after May 1, 1881, shall be ap pointed by the mayor, without confirmation by the board of Aldermen. After January, 1S93, the head ofthe department of police shall be two offi cers known as police commissioners. Mr. Blxby dissented from some of the provisions of the bill. The bill was made the special order for next Wed nesday. 0 CAPITAL JOTTINGS. The national bank notes received for redemption yesterday amounted to 5138,000. The receipts of the Government yes- tcrdayAvere: From internal revenue, $251,351.96; customs, 5550,077.30. Michael J. MeyerhoetTer, jr., of Good's Mills Va., and Robert n. Adams, of Lodore, Va., have been appointed postmasters at the above named places. It seems to be an accepted fact that for the present the new administration will only make appointments to fill vacancies. This con clusion will reliuvc the President of much imme diate pressure, and give the present occupants of lucrative positions a further breathing spoil. The internal-revenue appointments for yesterday were: G. H. Nickclson and John C. Foust, storekeepers and gaugers, Fifth District of North Carolina: Merwin J. Rossman, stoi-ekcener and gauser, Third District of Geoigia: Samuel A. Harper, storekeeper, Fifth District of Illinois. The Post-Office Department an nounces the sailing of the steamer Glensannox from New York, with mails for Para, Pernambuco, and Bahia, Brazil, on the 23d inst. This will be an extra dispatch of mails for Brazil, as the regular Brazil line ofsteamers usually sail ou or about the 5th of each month. MURDERING- M'COOK HOW COLONEL BOB LOST' HIS LIFE. A Thrilling Incident or the Late War, Told by an Eye-Witness What a Representative or "The Republican" Learned Trout Colonel Hunter Brooke. A representative of The Republican, while prowling about among the distinguished people who now throng the city, happened to fall in with an old acquaintance of the lang syne times ofthe war, COLONEL IIUSTEIt BROOKE, formerly of Ohio, now of Pennsylvania. In tbe course ofthe conversation which ensued allusion was made by The Republican man to Colonel Brooke's participation a3 an actor in one of tho dramas ofthe war which created more sensation at the time, especially in the West, than anything that occurred during the fateful year of 'C2, save and except the victory of Mill Springs. The inci dent referred to was the killing of COLONEL ROBEBT L. M'COOK, or, as he was better known at his home aud in the array, "Hob" McCook. "Tell me, Hunter," said our man, " your story of that affair. I ask this because it has become the custom of certain newspapers in the North to gloss over with the sheen of romance the dastardly deeds of that time, and to make ofthe coarse ruffians "who took part In them heroes, such as Walter fccotts marvelous genius created out ofthe red legged Highland, thievesrwho raided the fat border lands of the two kingdoms and made patriotim the excuse of robber)' rthd elevated rapine to the grade of knightly chivalry." " Well," said the modest Colonel. " that is a rather elaborate questiou. What do you want to knowf ' "Where were you when Bob McCook was killed? The accepted story is that you were to gether in an army ambulance when attacked." " The story is, in the main, correct, hut lacks ac curacy iu detail, as such stories usually do. Col onel McCook, who was commanding a brigade, had been afflicted with dysentery for six weeks, and, against the advice of his physician, relused to take hospital quarters and insisted upon accom panying his command. I. as aid on his staff and as his personal friend, did everything in my power to make-him comfortable. When we left Florence, Alabama, I procured an ordinary spring wagon ana improvised an ambulance, in which the Colonel rode iu tho centre of the command up to the fatal point of the march. Owing to Colonel McC'ook's sickness Colonel Ferd Vandervecr was in command of the brigade, but Colonel McCook was virtually the director of the march. He was familiar with the topography of the region and had given Vandervcer information that he thought would lead to a successful marcn and the accomplishment of the object in view. Vandervcer, however, mistook the route.and when we arrived at a point where the roads branched called Hazel Green, we found that Vandoren had taken the wrong road; bad started on the Fayetteville road instead of the route to Dccherd, the objective point of the march. Gen eral McCook immediately dispatched an orderly in pursuit of Vandervcer to tell him to retrace "his steps, comeback, and take the right road. In the meantime McCook said to me : '"Let's move out of the way with our wagons (referring to the baggage wagons of the headquar ters), and give Vanderveer a chance to come back and take the right road.' "That placed McCook in the front of the right line of march. He expected, of course, that Vandbrveer would receive his message, retrace his steps and be behind in line of march within a half hour." " And, thinking so, you went right on ? " "Yes; looking for a place to camp, it being the understanding that we were to go into camp daily during the march at that hour." "What hour?" " About eleven or twelve o'clock." "Wasn't that & pretty early hour to go into camp?" "It was the middle of the hottest season of that hot climate, and in making marches we-, always took advantage of the tool of the morning, and resting in the middle of the day. That morning we broke camp at three a. m., and it was our pur pose to stop for rest before or about noon. Colonel McCook went ahead and leisurely looked out for a place where the brigade could rest comfortably that night. I remember distinctly that he fre quently halted and talked with people, white and black, whom we met about the best place in the neighborhood to pitch the te nts, paying particular attention to that essential comfort in camp plenty of water." "Under what circumstances wa3 the attack made?" " Wc had halted and messengers had been sent In different directions to hunt for water. One of these messengers, a sergeant of the First Ohio Cav alry, was fired upon, aud, rushing back bare headed and in great excitement, said: ' The rebels have fired upon mc.' We had heard the firing, but did not understand its significance until the mes senger passed us. I was standing outside at the time, utterly unconscious of danger, for at that time wc knew of no organized rebel force north of tho Tennessee River, and the first intimation of danger was the exclamation of Colonel McCook: 'Get in quick, Brooke, we've got to get out of here.' The wagon was turned as rapidly as the narrow mar gin ofthe country lane would admit of, and I may say pretty nearly overturned in the turning." "And then what?" " Wo found that we were in a trap and utterly defenseless, and our object was to rejoin our com mand. Colonel McCook seemed to grasp the situ ation at once, and knew that safety only lay in rapid retreat, expecting every moment to see the head of our column. As the team dashed rapidly down the lano to the accompaniment of the sharp reports from rebel rifles in the rear and the whiz zing of bullets about our ears, ' Bob,' looking first to the rear and then to the front, said : - Where in the h 1, Is Vandervcer? ' " "And then?" "Well, we ran at full speed full three-quarters of a mile, and,' finding that we had no friends in front and an abundance of enemies in the rear, McCook said: 'They've got us; wc might as well surrender.' He at once ordered the driver to stop the horses, and, in order to comply with the com mand, he ran the team into the bank, and, of course, we came to a stop." "And then?" "Well, then, in token of surrender a token recognized by all belligerents, civilized or savage we held up our hands." "And did they continue to fire?" " Yes ; they fired at least three or four shots after they had every assurance that wc had measured our helplessness and were willing to surrender." "Who fired the shot that killed Colonel Mc Cook?" " Mr. Frank Gurley, of Huntsville, Ala., who was everafterwardregardedasaheroforcommittingthe murder. This manGuriey.who.it seems, was a sort of neighborhood leader of partisan rangers, was after ward captured by our forces, tried, and convicted of murder. This was had on theground that he was not a recognized soldier ofthe confederacy, and, therefore, not entitled to any of the privileges ac corded recognized beUIgercnts by the laws of war. He was sentenced to be hanged, and would have been had not the rebel commanders, from Joe Johnston down, chosen to regard him as one of their own, and threatened retaliation upon better men then in their clutches. This saved his neck for tbe time being, and President Lincoln, with his usual kindheartcdness afterward inter posed and ordered that Gurley beheld in prison at Nashville. When released at the end of the war he was, like all other distinguished assassins, hon ored with office by the very people who prate of chivalry and talk of reconciliation. I yet look to see hiin come to Congress, and the proudest trophy that in the eyes of his fellow-citizens at home he will wear when he enters the halls of Congress will be the plume that he plucked from the dead brow ofthe man he murdered." Fred. Souslmut Position. Tho friends of Hon. Fred. Douglass say that he is not an applicant for, nor docs ho desire, a foreign mission, or a District Commissionership. They say that Mr. Douglass prefers to be continued as marshal of the District of Columbia, a position which he has so acceptably filled during the past administration. Mr. Douglass is the representative man of his race in America aye, in the world and we have no doubt but what his wishes a3 ex pressed by his friends will be favorably considered by President Garfield. The Monetary Commission. Hon. Timothy O. Howe has formally notified the State Department of his acceptance as commissioner on the part of tho United States at the International Monetary Conference to beield at" Paris. Messrs. Thurman and Evarts have already accepted. The commissioners will sail from Now York early in April. IMPORTANT DECISIONS Relative lo Clerks Ilnrinc a Salary Fixed by Z.nw, and Oilier Mailers. Judge Lawrence, First Comptroller of the Treasury, ha3 rendered a decision in the mat ter of an account of a disbursing clerk in the In terior Department, in which he holds that a fourth class clerk having a salary fixed by law cannot be paid a sum in addition " for services in recording and filing contracts:" That when a disbursing clerk renders an account to the First Auditor for adjustment and as'king credit under an appropri ation for tho payment of salaries, he cannot, in such account, have credit for monev paid for "services" rendered, which do not constitute an official salary; that appropriations for the pay ment of salaries, as usually made in appropriation acts-, can be applied, as a general rule, only to pay public officers the salaries prescribed by law for the performance of official duties; when one clerk. in a Department performs the duties of another clerk no compensation can be made for the per formance of such duties beyond the salary pro vided bylaw forthe officeof clerkwhichhe holds; that a person who holds an appointment as a fourth-class clerk, and also as a first-class clerk, is generally entitled to the salary fixed by law for both offices. In this connection Judge Lawrence quotes the decision of the Attorney-General in 1877 relative to tho construction given to sections 1763, 17G4, and 17C5, ofthe statutes as follows : The intent aud effect of them is to forbid officers holding one oflice to receive compensation for the discharge of duties bclongingto another, or addi tional pay, extra allowance, or compensation for such, other services or duties where they hold the commission of but a single office, and by virtue of that office, or iit addition to the duties of that of fice, have assigned to them the duties of another uiuccr. According to that decision, however. If an officer holds two distinct commissions, and thus two distinct offices .he mav receive the salary for each. The evil intended to be efsirded a trains t bv these statutes was not so much plurality of offices j as it -was additional pay or compensation to an oi ticcr holding but one office for performing addi tional duties, or the'duties properly belonging to an other. If he actually holds two commissions, and does the duties or two distinct offices, he may re ceive the salary which has been appropriated to each oflice. The First Comptroller has also decided that where an appropriation act charges the head of a Department with the duty of repairing a building, but does not specifically provide for agents to superintend the work or disburse the appropria tion, such head of e. Department has implied au thority to appoint the necessary agents to perform these duties.; and that such head of a Department may appoint as such special agent a clerk in his Department, who, during the time he is employed as such, may receive his salary as clerk, but can not lawfully be paid compensation for services as agent. In the matter of the United States Mint Assay Commission lunch case the First ComptroUer has delivered nn opinion in reply to an inquiry, in which he maintains: First the reasonably neces sary expenses of tho Assay Commission, author ized by section 3M7 of the Revised Statutes, may properly be paid from the appropriation for "in cidental aud contingent" expenses of tho Philadel phia Mint, no law having otherwise specifically provided for such payment. Second if the work of the Commission can be facilitated by furnish ing lunches and meals at the Mint, they maybe so furnished, to be paid from said fund. Third wines and liquors for the personal uso a3 a bever aze of the members of the Commission are not such articles of necessity as to make the cost thereof a proper charge on said fund. Fourth the expenses of a dinner, given as a treat or more act of hospitality, cannot properly be paid from said fund. SENATE PROCEEDINGS. Sothlns Tint Boatino BaIac Considered Adjournment Vutil To-Day. The organization resolution was called up in the Senate yesterday, whereupon Mr. Cam eron, of Pennsylvania, moved to adjourn, but yielded to Mr. Vest to ofler a resolution requesting the President to communicate to the Senate the correspondence and accompanying documents be tween the Governments of the United States and Mexico during the years 1859 to 1861 inclusive, in reference to the proposed treaty between said governments; and also the correspondence during said yearjjietween the State Department and the United States Minister at Mexico in reference to any proposed convention or treaty between the two governments. Adopted. Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, offered a resolution directing the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds to take into consideration the condition of public buildings in Washington city, looking to the future needs ofthe Government, and report at the next session of Congress. Laid upon the table fur action when the committees shall have been appointed. The motion to adjourn was lost yeas, 23; nays, 35; Mr. Mahone not voting and was followed up with a motion to proceed to the consideration of executive business, which was also lost yeas, 32 ; nays, 31 Mr. Mahone voting in the affirmative. Another dilatory motion having been voted down, Mr. Cameron, of Pennslvania, called at tention to the fact that there wero appointments on the table which should be acted upon immedi ately, and he therefore moved to go into execu tive session. Mr. Grocmc suggested that the nominations could not be acted upon for want of committees. Mr. Farley said that there appeared to be a dis position on the other side to do no business what ever. Mr. Dawes asked the Senator from California to inform tho country on whose motion the Senate adjourned Tuesday, Mr. Farley replied that the record would show that fact. Dilatory motions had been made, and it had become evident that the Republican side did not intend to do any business. Mr. Saulsbury thought that the remark made by Mr. Dawes was unjust, and that the Senator knew it to be unjust, upon the Democrats in this cham ber. He knew that the Democrats had been at tempting to organize the Senate, so as to proceed to tho public business. He (Mr. Salusbury) re ferred to the action of the Republicans in the last Congress, who, he said, had Interposed dilatory motions against thc consideration of the nomina tions which had been sent In by a man who had been elevated, without right, to the presidency. Mr. Cameron, of Pennsylvania, asserted that thi Republicans desired to proceed to work as much as the Democrats, and that therefore he had moved to proceed to executive business. The motion was lost. Mr. Beck said that as there was a Republican President, backed by a Republican House, it might be better for the Democratic party that he also had a Senate at his back, and had the credit of all that was good and the responsibility of all that was bad. Therefore, he (Mr. Beck) was not attempting to hold on io a few privileges, and he thought that the Senate might as well adjourn, and made a motion to that effect, which was (atone o'clock) agreed to. Nominations. The President sent the following nomi nations to the Senate yesterday : L. Dana Horton, of Ohio, to be secretary to the Commission on the part of the United States to attend the Interna tional Monetary Conference at Paris. Postmasters Hiram B. Bsrry at lilmlra. N. Y.; Robert F. Milner at Newnan, Ga.; William IL Hartman at Waterloo, Iowa; George B.Relchcneker at Wyandotte, Kan.; George A. Steel at Portland, Oreg. To be collectors of customs Amo? J. Beers, district of New Haven, Conn.; Charles H.Odell, district of Salem and Bev erly, Mass.: Alex. C. Davis, district of Beaufort, N C: Thomas F. Black, district of St. Mary's, Ga.; Thomas M. Broadwaters, district ofVIckshurg, Miss. Surveyors of customs John R. Leonard, port of Indianapolis, Ind.; Joseph L. Gaston, port of Chattanooga, Tcnn. B. J. Watson, naval officer district of San Francisco, Cal. What 1Vah JleLean Thinks. "I tell you," said Mr. Washington McLean, of Cincinnati, the Warwick of the Demo . cratic party in Ohio in the good old days of that now demoralized organization, to a friend yester day, "I tell you the Democratic party is a played out quantity. They stand up in the Senate like a lot of sheep and take whatever Is given them, aud if anybody threatens to knock them on the nose they at once apologize for having noses." Where are our Conklings, our Blaines. our Hoars, our Logans, our Frycs. Wc havn't got 'em. The Republican party is the party of pluck and audacity, while ours has become the organi zation of stupidity and cowardice. I'm sick of the Democratic party." i Paymaster Terrell Vindicated. The Secretary of War on Tuesday foolc up for consideration the charges preferred by tho Paymaster-General again3t Colonel CM. Terrell, and after thoroughly investigating them has de cided that no wrong has been done the Govern ment by that officer, nor has any loss been sus tained, and that no further consideration shall be given to the charges. This decision gives great satisfaction in army circles. THE SOCIAL WORLD. CABINET LADIES' RECEPTIONS. Others ofthe Cabinet Sot Yet Arrlred, butKxpeefc Secretary and Mrs. KIrknood Ura. Oar- Acid's Ercnlngs Personal Sotes and Sketches or Interest. The wives of four ofthe Cabinet officers held large and brilliant receptions yesterday. viz: Mrs. Blaine, Mrs. WIndom, Mrs. Lincoln, and Mrs. Hunt. The residence of the Segretary of State, S21 Fifteenth street, wore again the gal look It used to wear when, as Speaker of the Houso of Representatives, he once before belonged to tha whole American people in a peculiar sense. Mc Blaine aud family have always been very popular among the Diplomatic Corps; and their cordial appreciation of his new relation toward them was attested by their large attendance upon Mra. Blaine's first reception as Secretary's wife. The British, French, Japanese, Chinese, and nearly every other legation wero represented by their chief officers and numerous attaches; also ladies of almost all the families of the ixbove. Tho wives and daughters of Senators, ex-Cabinet officers, the judiciary, tho army and navy, leading Washingtonians, and of many linger ing members and cx-members of Con gress were among the callers. Mra. Blatns, a dignified but gracious hostess, was assisted by Miss Dodge and Miss Alice Blaine in a charming aud spirited manner. At tha residence ofthe Secretary of tho Treasury. HIS Vermont avenue, an equally distinguished company were gathered. With Mr WIndom wero her sister, Mi Hatch, and herfriend, Miss Norton, ami after four o'clock the Secretary joined them. Conversation at this delightful home was ad mirably free from stiffness and constraint. Sirs. Windom has a blended intelligence and affability that at once establish pleasant relations between herself and her guests. Secretary Windom repre sents, In tha best sense, the Quaker element in public life, and his manner is as unaffected and unworldly as it is courtly and diplomatic. Ha owns frankly to missing the Senate aud its pleasing associations, and to feeling a sincere regret whes its doors were closed behind him. Mrs. Lincoln received in the east front parlor at Wormley's. Very many were present to pay re spects to the representative names the youthful hostess bears, both by birth and marriage; and military gentlemen and the ladies of thrir house holds were especially numerous. The graceful, girlish figure of Mra. Lincoln acquired a certain grave statelincss from the reception dress of black Lyons velvet which sho wore. She wai a pleasant picture in the midst ofthe throng of greetings that initiated her into her new, yet not unknown, lif a. As the daughter of Secretary Harlan, of tho In terior, she had already experienced a foretaste of its arduous round of duties. She has been thir teen years the wife of Mr. Lincoln, and Ls warmly welcomed back by her girlhood's friends. In approaching the pleasant residenco of tho Secretary ofthe Navy, 1466 Rhode Island avenuo, the smell of fresh earth from the newly-sodded front yard, where the workmen were still busied, was an exhilarating and grateful reminder of spring. The parlors here, as elsewhere, were filled with representative names in Washington lifij. The charming hostess w ore a superb black toilette, finished with a jacket-waist heavily embroidered in gold. She has the ready tact that springs from, a kind heart, blended with thorough knowledge of society aud its ways. No lady in Cabinet circlets will be more widely popular than Mrs. Hunt. Slia was assisted yesterday by throe most agreeabla ladles Miss Hunt, a daughter of the Secretary t Mrs. Colonel Farquhar, and Miss Urquhart.of New Orleans. At most of these receptions light refresh ments were offered, including tea, chocolate, and punch. Of the throe remaining Cabinet officers' wives, , Mrs. Kirkwood was prevented from receiving iha many calls that were made npon her, at 13H Tenth, street, by severe indisposition from cold. Next month the Secretary aud herself will visit Iowa for a week or two, and on their return to Washington will decjde whether to remain at their present comfortable and handsome quarters, in the family of a relative, or to take a house of their own, prob ably preferring the-former course for the approach ing summer and fall. The Secretary's present loca tion, beside being in a high and healthful section of the city, Is admirably situated with respect to his Department, but it is a trifle remote from tha ordinary Cabinet neighborhood. Mrs. James, wife of the Postmaster-General, will arrive from New York to-day to Join her husband at the Arlington. Mrs. MacVeagh is expected to morrow at the RIggs House, where the Attorney General makes his temporary headquarters. At the receptions yesterday the visiting costumes were a study in tasteful variety. Some ladies wore the sober colon, of Lent, while others dis played brilliant-hucd plushca and velvets, as ia midwinter. It was a general subject of remark that an unusual numbor of gentlemen were among the callers. At some places they seemed almost ia the majority. Ex-Postmaster-General Maynard is still in tha city, sojourning at the Ebbitt House. His wife, who is quite an invalid, takes her meals in her own. room. Ex-Secretary Ramsey is also here with hb wifa, for whom the rigid climate of Minnesota is too trying thus early in tho season. Mrs. Tyner, the wife of the First Assistant Postmaster-General, has been quite ill since inaugura tion day. A large number of very stalwart colds date their origin to that day. The entertainment by General and Mrs. Bealo oa Tuesday evening was in honor of Lord and Lady Campbell, guests at the British Legation. Mrs. Garfield for tho present receives evening callers on Tuesdays and Fridays, the PresidenJ joining her when he can. Unless by special pra arrangement, callers are not ordinarily received on the other evenings of the week. An agreeablo company of perhaps twenty or thirty persons me there casually last Tuesday evening. Mrs. Gar field's method and spirit, as thus far dereloped, are very appreciatively spoken of by ladies of tha Cabinet families. Every indication points to a successful administration of social affairs, largely contributed to by these seven ladies or cxperienca and culture, who give themselves, not ostenta tiously, but cheerfully and with thorough under standing of their duties, to a life full of exactions and fatigues, but rich in opportunities for grace ful service to the Republic. Dr. Carver Wins the Slatch. London, March 10. In the third stage ofthe pigeon-shooting match for the champion ship of the world and the Sportsman's challenge cup, at Hendon to-day, Dr. Carver beat Graham by a score of 40 to 3C, and Scott beat Gordon by a scor of40to39. The deciding heat, at 100 birds each, was then shot in four stages. At the beginning Scott was rather the favorite in the'betting. Tho scores were a3 follows: Carver, 21, 18, 21,1379. Scott, 15, 19, 21, 1G 74. Dr. Carver thus wins tha title of champion, the cup, and GM stakes. Im mediately after the match had been decided, Mc Scott challenged Dr. Carver to a match for the cup and 200 a side, the contest to be according to tha conditions under which ther cup was given, and to bo decided within two mouths. A gentleman, present offered to bet 5u0 that Scott would win. The scores In the glass ball match between Dr. Carver and Mr. Scott at the end of the seventh night's shooting were: Scott, 6.S12; Carver, 6,505. c Sauerkraut, Specif, anil Apple Sim. St. Lodis, March 16. Yesterday a verj poor family of Bohemians, consisting of four peo pie, ate fresh pork, kraut, and apple sauce, and shortly afterward were taken violently sick. Ono ofthe children has died. Sovcral physicians hava explained the case, but state that they can find no casa of mineral poison, and an examination of tho meat discloses no trichinre. Shot Her Ueirnyer. Los Angeles, March 16. F. I. Forster was shot dead on the street to-day by Hastoria Aborta, a Spanish girl, who states that Forster had betrayed her underapromise of marriage. Forster was connected with Mime of the oldest Spanish, families in Southern California. Harper's Magazine for April comes from Joseph Shillington and contains a more than usual amount of entertaining reading. The illustrated articles are "The Gre;n Mountains in Sugar Time," by W. Riding ; " Salisbury Cathedral ;" by Arthur Gilman, "Indian Education at Hampton and Carlisle," by Helen W. Ludlow; "Italian Life in New Yoik," bv Charlotte Adams; the illustrations by Rogers, "Art Embroid ery," by Alex. F. Ockey. "My Farm 1ft Switzerland," by S. II. ll. Bycrs, United States Consul at Zurich. The two scrisl novels "Anne," by Constance Fentmore oolsou. and "ALaod xodicean are continued, tho former niustrarca Dy Ilg"b"Tt and tho latter by Da Manricr. ShonvooOeftu"C"r COUlrlbtrrw -LStrwuj storv."Two Storms." W. H. Beard, under the .US of "An Artist's Reminiscences," tells a touching storv of his boyhood, which he also Illustrates with a chanuinsr picture. J. T. Trowbridge. In hia poem, " The Indian Camp," presentsa striking pic ture of the American Indian of to-day. Other poems are contributed by Walt Whitman. Paul H. Hayne, and William Gibson. Tho editorial de partments are filled with timely. Instructive, aud entertaining matter.