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Vi!IWKmfiP!'SVv'm9!if'h" TW"""''""": '.VWIjfr-lf 1-, piirmiW..lrw'l)Bir"trm7rrv'vyrr' ft) j tjtfli PWPPVPPP wxw f.TTl BIIC J L WASHINGTON, D. C, WEDNESbAY MORNING, JANUARY VOL. XXII. HO. 51. 25, 1882. THREE CENTS. PJWJIIMfli National 14 Ti JnLLi ZTJak is- JtL Lifl & 7 y .,-. PERSONAL MENTION. imCEPTIOH GUESTS AHD TOILETS it the Spanish Illnlslrr'a Kolrre A nrram of Flr Women Many Charming Costumes Ben of Nolo Vrufnl-Olkcr Ilcnu of Iutcrttt. Pcvoral of our principal streets presented on un dually lively appearance Monday ovonlng.glvlug the city almost a gala air. Krom half-past seven till eight tho rush of carriages toward Lincoln Hull, where 0cir Wlldo lectured, was llku the throng ing to lomo Cabinet Minister's brilliant reception. Boon after nlno'o'olock tho noble army of New England excursionists, thrco hundred Krone, began pontine out from the ltlggs House and other hotels wlicra they are slopping lu a procession toward the Kxecutlvo Mansion, which wore an unwonted brlghlnesstogrcct them. The strong jet comely I'urllim feature Unit seem then prevailing typo among them enmo out tn full relief under the electric lights that illumlunto tho ltlgta cor ner ar.d tho brilliant chsndcllcrs of Uio catt parlor. In their chat at their hotel tables yester day thoy disclosed a devout loyalty and admira tion for the grave and handsome President who had given them an hour of his evening and whottands before them as the representative mourner of tho Million. It wilt not bo strango If President Arthur becomes In time one of tho moat Idealised Chief Magistrates tho pcoplo havo ovor known. Many Judications point toward It. A parly of these lu dcfiUlgalilo excursionist, after attending the Gill tcau trial yesterday, made a round of tho principal hotels In the evening, and were planning at bed time the seir-lmmnlatli n of asoven-o'clock break fast this morning, In readiness for new scenes to vanquish. TUB nECF-TCION AT THE SrANISU MINISTKIt'S on Monday evening was ono of tho mostchiirmlug parties remembered by perrons long familiar with diplomatic society at Washington. Tho mingled dignity and cordiality of the Spanish manner wero veil exemplified In tho greetings of tho host and family. Senor lliircu Is a gentleman In the prime of life, with agreeable, frank countenance, and Brcat Intelligence and readiness In conversa tion, llo Is not ft relatlvo of tho Minister, Senor Caldcrou do la Barca, who many years ago repre sented tho Spanish government here. Madame Barca, a handsome and distinguished-looking ( lady, Inclining to croooiipoJn, received her guests In a sleeveless polonalso of cardinal satin, over trained skirt of whlto mcrvciUciut. Tho low corsagaof her polonalso had a rich border of leaf embroidery In applique. Jacqueminot rosos adorned her abundaut massosor dark hair, and a diamond ornament of great value clasped a baud of velvet around her superb neck. Madamolsello Barca has an lvory-whlto complexion, with lus trous black eyes and hair. She Is young and very lovely and animated. Her naive and charming English supplemented pleasantly tho courtly French of her father and mother. Bho woro a clcl-bluo brocade, decollete, over satin of the same shade, with sumptuous pearl fringe, forming a bcrthc for tho corsage and reappearing on tho tklrt. A waist bouquet of tea-roses completed this becoming toilet. MIsaWoslaudMlssNoruolnis, daughters of tho British and 1'ortugueso Ministers, sat on a divan near tho hostess as tho early guests entered tho parlors. Miss West wore whlto of somo diaphanous texture.'ovor white surah, tho Skirt rallied to tho waist, and a shoulder-kuotof rich roses dalntly touched her swan-llko neck." Tho American heart rcachos out in peculiar ten dernesaand welcome toward this fair young girl, in whom rich and honorable Castlllan blood mingles romantically with the prouder fluid that courses through the veins of her titled Eng lish father, lie, too.altbough his predecessor, Sir Edward Thornton, was a dlltlcult man to follow, entranced as ho was In a lovo and reverence of many years' growth among us, Is acquiring a sol Id and wcll-dcservcd popularity. Under no circum stances since his cntranco Into tho society of tho Capital has bo appeared more genial and thor oughly at homo than on this occasion at tho Span ish Mlulster's.at tho court of whoso sovereign ho has so recently been a Minister Plenipotentiary, and whose language he speaks as fluently as his vernacular. At Madrid Mr. U'cit was on iutlmato personal terms with Minister James Russell Lowell, and afterward with Minister Falrculld. lie has long been uotod among his friends by his liking for our countrymen. That ho has been chosen by his sovereign to represent her hero and that ha has brought so sweet a daughter to adorn American society and pcrpctuato the charm of gracious womanhood In tho stately raan--tlon on Connecticut avenue, aro well-appreciated causa for congratulation, Mr, D. V. Barllctt' American secretary of tho Chlnoso Legation, was another who seemed very much at home as ho stood In tho eastern parlors with his amlublo and astute braco of Mandarins, for the residence of tho Spanish Minister. 1925 F street, was for two years tho headquarters of tho Chlncso Legation under Chen Lull Pin. Tho Countess Lcwenuaupt wore a faint Hut of blue brocade, with head-dress ot bluo ostrtch-tip combined with bright flowers. Her laces and Jewels wero elegant. The Baroness do l'ava, wife of tho Italian Minlstor, was detained at homo by Indisposition through n violent cold, andMadaino Outreyls In temporary seclusion by the recent death of a relatlvo; but most of the ladles tn diplomatic circles wero present In rich and charming toilets. The ivlfo of the Haytleu Minister, Mrs. Preston, In garnet satin, was accom panied by Miss Fellows, of New York, whose dress of whlto satin and a rich silken canvas-llko ma terial was embroidered In flower and leaf design, natural colors. The Secretary of State had but Just returned from tho funeral of a favorite nephew, and was therefore not among the guests. The Secretary of War represented tho Cabinet. With General Sherman was Miss Jtaclmcl Sherman, who wore white satin basque, with skirt of whlto llluilou qver satin; her fan and handkerchief wero of point lace. Mrs. Pin chot, of New York, who came with General and Miss Sherman, wore one of the most superb toilets of the evening. Miss Wnltc, who accom panied tho Chief Justice, her father, wore whlto satin, with rich laces Mrs. Jiistlro Miller, gurnet ' plush, with plume head-dress of old gold and gar- net; Mrs, Matthews, n'palo ttono-colored satin, with rare lacca; her two lovely daugtitors wore iiuu'h veiling, white; Mrs. Hallet Kllbouru, whlto rallu, with fulls of point lace, fuu und handker chief of thoramc; Mrs. Drum, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Tarr, woro fawn-colored gros-grnln, very handsome In design and flush; Mrs. Miller, or Collfornlo, a Parisian dress of delicate slate-colored gros-gralu, relieved with palo pink satin; Miss Dora Miller, n brocaded velvet of peach blossom tint, with superb train. Seuator John F. Miller, of tho Senate Committee on Foreign -Itcla-tlous, who accompanied his wlfo and daughter, 1 enjoyed on this accaslou bis first cycnlng in so ciety for many weeks, as ho has been 111. Senators 21( rgan and Ferry, of tho samo committee, were present. With Senator Kerry catno Miss Parsons, of. Detroit. Mrs. Charles 0, Williams, wire of tho chairman of tho House Committee on Foreign Affairs, woro a handsome toilet of whlto salln, and Miss Klttlu Williams was lovely In bluo and while brocado richly trimmed with lace. .Ilcrcoutln, Mr. Jacobs, accompanied herself and parents. Mm. Kclfer. Who accompanied tho Speaker of tho House of lUprrtsutatlves, wore nines: moire anuquo with point lace. Miss Nora While was with her, simply but tastefully dressed. Mrs. Rtckctts woro black -velvet with burnished gold lace und passcmeii- trrlo, It U of course know n that General KlckclU. a hero of many wounds, cannot accompany his wlfo into society, tho list of names lu Tim llsruii lican of yesterday being erroneously mado to In clude same who wero Invited but not actually pres ent. Miss KtlaSturges wore a delicate bluo brocade ; Mrs. Munroe, who camo with her brotbcr-ln-Iaw, Mr, Beaton Munroe, wore an effective toilet of black Spanish luce; Mrs.Snead, black Spanish laco over ruby-colored surah; Mrs.Dcuster, aiiattruot iw lady In black velvet, accompanied Congress man Dcuster, her husband, who, with Mr. Dunnell and Mr. Kasson, wero present, all bclngorthe For eign Affairs Committee ; Mrs, Dunnell was with bcr husband, Tlieso are but a few of scores of notables and ot noteworthy toilets observed dur ing the evening. Senator, Mrs., and Mils Saunders have parlors at the Wgg House Annex, on 0 street, and Congress man b. 8. Cox als. The address by Senator Jones, of Florida, at tho Boston centennial banquet to Daniel Webster, oc cupies a column and a half of the Uoston Journal, and wis received with ureal applause His knowledge and appreciation of Webster's career as developed lu that (perch wero almost surprising in a representative of so remote sectional Interests. Tho gallant Senator has a very kindly feeling toward Massachusetts In these days, and It goes without saying that he did not cotiflna his Ulo ,L,I ll.rn ttrtetll' to tho HlllltS OfKostOll. JtcprcsenUtlvo Vauoa. of the KlghUi District of Jsorth Carolina, is a urowvt w nvuwvi iauw,m that Slate. fivtiator Farley and CongrctJioau ,Dunncll aro not unllko Iti personal oppenrancc, and arc some times mistaken for each other. Mr. Dunnell was nsrhootmoslcr of Senator Kugcno Hale, and also filled John I). Long, llio present Governor of Mas sachusetts, for college. Mr. DuuncU'a boys lmvo a faculty for turntiifr out well, It would Bcem. Tho Secretary' or State entertained llio President, Senator Anthony, arid a row others at dinner lat evonlng. The menu was choice, every delicacy being Included. Tho graces of manner and charming conversation of Mrs. Frellnghuyscn, MIssFrcllngliiiyscn, nnd Miss Lucy added to the nttrncllrcncss of tho entertainment. Tho Secretary of tho Navy and Mrs. Hunt gave n dancing parly at their rcsldcnco last evening. Tho guests wero all young people, no married couples being Invited. Mrs. Hunt received her young Mends with that sweet nud stalely grace which has mado her so popular In society, and to the strains of an excellent orchestra tho flying hours were chased with willing feet. A sumptuous supper was served near midnight. Senator Voothcci gave a lUlicing party at his residence-, corner Twenty-fifth street and l'oim ylvatiln avenue, last evening ns a means of giv ing his sen and daughter, who will lento for tho West In n few dnja. nil opportunity nf f.nnlly meeting their friends before their departure. Tho curst wero numerous, ami ins highest enjoyment prevaiicc. Mr. 1,'iokwnnd and MIh Ulx'ord gave another of tbclidcllirhtrulhopi at MO Twelfth stiret lat nlcht. Thi'sa danrcsnro vetv rnnular and each one seems to he mnro enjoved hi- the participants man mo insc jJivi'Kcii fi nil lorrnamy, nicy serve to mako tho guests In the house llmrnitglily acquainted with ench "other, and many or them bring their friend., who enjoy n pleasant evening. JAMES AHD VANDERQIL.T. A Hnrnfc-Tlilpf nmt is Itnltwny Itobtici IlnrtHi Tho Critic yesterday had a lendor on certain n.sumDtlnus of Thomas L. Jamtx that ho had effected largo savlnga In tho Po.'t-Ofuce De partment. It shows that theso assumptions aro arrant humbugecry, like nil that Jamia said or did; but, lndccd.lt gees further and shows that unsavory person up as a sNi:Ai;-Tittr.r, thus; James deprived the people r.f tho South and Went of mall facilities to tho nmountof 81, 030,4 W, whllohc paid to Uio Vonderbllt syitem of railways llio enormous sum of 31.180,000 for additional ser vices above what had been paid tn this system lieretofuio. Other railways iceelved tho smaller mm of $.'il7,0ou for similar services. As the Van derbllt system only comprises about oiio-clghth of tho rallwaysoflliccouutryltfnllowsthntllshniild lmvu received as 1H proportionate) share nf tho In creased sum paid by James for railway malls, to tvlt: tl,Cu7,OUV, only about S-JOdX). It received more than rour times Its stive. All this tlmo THIS ARll.VXT IIUMnt'll, JUCS, was depriving the pcploorthe South and West of their lair. Just, und necessary mull rachitics In ordortn contribute over it million dollars r tho plufuler to thofcWullon coffer of Mr. Vaiidcibllt, und at tho same time throw asullleleiit sop to tho other railways to keen thctn from squealing, Mr. James Is now tho high salaried president of Mr. Viindcrbllt'a national bank. Is It not plain that this humbug reformer wns really tho henchman of the railway nnnnrr. bahon while ho pretended to be tho servant nl thopeo'plo and pocketed a fat salary for plundering litem for his master? Uuttipohsucukuavcsundliuinbugtl In this connection it Is proper lo say that tho at tack embodied In the CrUlc't lender upon Mr. Elmer, Hccond Assistant Polinastcr-!encral, was wholly unjust nud entirely uncalled for. Mr. Ktmer is u irentlemuu and an honest und capable olllclal, who has thoroughly learned the most ex cellent art ot miiuiiug ones uitii uusiucss. SMALLPOX RAVAGES. T!io I.oiUHsomr Disease Ntlll Nprcailllic 111 tlio Coiilitr.r. Tho National Board of Health yesterday re ceived reports showing that during tho week end ing January 21 thcro wero 23 deaths from Bmall pox tu Philadelphia ; 3 cases and 1 death In lllou, N. Y.; 1 case In lirlo, Ph.: 1 death In Indianapolis; 1 death lu Mollne, 111.; 1 casoof varioloid In Selma, Ala., and that during tho week ending January 14 thcro was 1 death from smallpox in San Fran cisco. rticmtOND, Vi., Jon. 24. Tho board of health of Richmond reports only 2 deaths (1 whlto and 1 colored) from smallpox last week. Thcro wero 33 new cases during the same period. Thcro arc now 7S cases In tho hospital outstdo tho city limits and IX cases at their homes In tho city. A large num ber of those Initio hospital are convalescent, and aro only retained In quarantlnoas aprccautlonary measure Philadelphia, Jan, 24. Much excitement has been cansed bv n case, of smallpox at Tenth nud Sprticu streets. Mrs. Helmbold, the proprietress of a ooaruiug-nousc atrio. iujo eprueo .sireei. was taken 111 In December and died on the 2d or Janu ary. The health otilccm havo discovered that It was a case of malignant smallpox, and that Dr. McFarlan kept the matter secret. Tho patient lay in the back parloror tho boarding-house, lu which thcro were about twenty-llvo boarders, during her thrco weeks' illness, and after death the body was kept there three days. This was followed by the death of one of tlio servant girls, tho latter reveal ing the secret aftor show as iiiken to tho hospital. The board or health this afternoon pasted a reso lution censuring Dr.McFarliiu and Imposing tho usual lino ort'KJ for not reporting tho case. Since theso iloveloiinients tho Peiin Charier School, on Twelfth street, below Market, has been closed lor thrco weeks, on account or tho fact Unit three of tho teachers wore boarders nt Mrs, Ilclmbnld's. I'lTTtoi'no, Jan. 21. Fifteen new cases of small pox lu Pittsburg and six cases In Allegheny City ucrti rennrtpd to tho board of hcsltll lo-dav. Twenty deaths from llio disease occurred In this cny last wcck, r Panama, Jan. 10. Smallpox Is committing ravages In the Interior. In no other country, how ever, was there ever such flagrant violation of all cannin, of common sensa lu laklne:care of them selves as that exhibited by the canal engineers. Tlitt Vtifrliilu YjrirlNlntiir. IticiiMoxn, V.I., Jan. 24. To-day III tho senate, when the hour of one o'clock, fixed for llio execu tion of tho Joint order having for Its object tho election of nil auditor of public accounts and other oOlcers, arrived It was evident that an effort would be mado on tho part of tho friends oftho present Incumbcut (Mr. Masscy)tobrcaklt. Nomi nations for the office of auditor being called fur Mr. Klddleborgergol the floor and presented the uamcof t. llronn Allen, the UeadJustor caucus nominee. Immediately thereafter Mr. Neisbeiry. Iteadjustcr, and oneot Mussey's friends, u ho bad mado an Ineffectual attempt to get the floor be foio any nomination mils made, moved to adjourn, and amid great excitement his motion was carried by a vote of "I avesto la navs. overt' member oftho senate voting, A sciutliiy of tho toll showed that rour itcaatiistcrs had broken party lines umi voted with the Democrats. The only Straightout Itcpub licnnluthe senate alsovoleel lu .tho iilllrmatlve. The announcement or lbs vote was received with qulto a noisy demonstration. s ll'iiisl llrllli in Itlrliiumiil. BtciiMONi), Va., Jan. 21. District (Iraud Lodge, No. 9, or tho Independent Order or ll'nal Brlth met lu annual convention hero to-day, Delegates wero present from subordinate lodges lu Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, aim tho District or Columbia. The annual report were presented showing the condition or the order and other loutluo buslncsj transacted. Tho dele gates wero piescnt to-night nt a complimentary literary and musical entertainment given lu their bouorlu Mozart Hall. Tho grand otllccrs will bo elected to-morrow, TELEQRAPHIC TWISTINGS. William Cooper, destltuto and crippled, was froten lo ileal li nlCvntru Cambridge Kx-Muyor Levi D. ltoonr, nfChlcago, is dead, aged Seventy-three years, lit was a descendant of Daniel Boone. Albert Collins, or l'.llenburg, N, Y was burnt to death while endeavoring to release ahorse from n burning stable Hie plieu V, n. Koehllne, a incuibi-r of tho North ampton County (IM.) bar, fell dead al his rcsldenco lu Huston, Tuesday, In the oase of Thomas II, Klrlngham against Mm. A. T. Btewart, In Now York, tbo Jury rendered a ver dict III ravor of plaintiff for jm.con. Tho new collage of David James King, the New York hanker, at West Knd, Long Branch, was de stroyed by lire Monday night. Ixns, tu.ooo. 1L L, liurdlck, pajrnnwter of tho Murpliy Pack ing Compaay, Chicago, was robbed on Tuesday of si,70O, which lie haa urawn irom imux 10 pay me bands. -It Is understood that the project for a ship-canal across Cape Cod has been abandoned, recent surreys showing that the cost would be (1,000,000 more Iban was ex peeled. K Vf". Keycs, better known as "Boss" K eyes, of Wlscouimt, has procured a uivorue. ma proierty waa appraised at (90,000, of which Mrs. Keycs Is to accept oiic-thlrd and remove tu Chicago. Tho grand lory of tftroer Ooanty, New Jersey, have found ludlctiueuls against ten or llltceo Prluco- toll students for malicious mischief, breaking street lamps, tc All aro reqotreu lo plena next Friday. -Mrs. Hives, widow of tbo late Hon. William C Blves, died Monday, after a short lllue, at her resi dence, Castle mil, near Cobhaui, Albeinarlo County, Va., aged eighty, She leaves three sons and one daughter. Tlio condition of President Gonralcs.of Mexico, ,i,ftnn.iAruntita suri-lcal oneratioii recently. Is Im proving, and further double rrom his old wound Is obviated, lit will rcsumo tils oltiotal dutrwi within a week's tlmo. -The funeral of General Silas Casey took place Ti.w,Li'ntWiwvmi froni tho Ltfavettfi Avenue Pros- bytcrlan Church, llrooklyn. Sorvlcos wero conducted by luoltcv. Dr. Tltcodore Cuyler, usubted by other clergyinrn. several prominent ofllululsaud cltlzmit wcr present tlurlrut the scrvloes. Tim remains will bo Ikksulo JUio-'-ikland for Interment. GUITEAU WINCES UHDEn rortTEtvs merciless fihe. lie Dots Hal Like lo lie Called a Ilrairn Mnnlercr, and Kicks Up a ltow About It Tim Assassin Palntnl In Ills True Colors. The " pressuro " about the court-houso Tncday was even greater Ibau Monday, and a half hour beforo the opening of tho court the room wm crowded to a most uncomfortable degree. Judgo Porter entered tho room by tho Jiirira' door shortly beforo ten oYlcek, and, bowlngplens antly to the Jury, took hlsplr cc at the prosecution tabic. As soon us coiitt was opened he stepped tn thcsiaco In front of tho jury nud was about to I cgln his speech for llio day, when the prisoner forestalled him and called out from the dock i " I dcrlra to ray that somo crank has signed my name tonlellcr that appeared In the papers this morning. It wns without my nulhorllyand I re pudiate II. 1 nlso want tu any In regard Ion couplo of cranks that I unrterslond have l-ccn nrrctcd for hanging iimuud here that If they undertake to harm mo they will bo shot down. I want csery oun to understand that." Judge Potter, who had paused In permit this pre liminary announcement, Kgan by sa; hurt Tho ptlsoncr.as usual, hnsnindo the opening speech. After thanking tho Court nud Jury for tliclrcou rhteratloii Monday, which mnilo It possible Tor himtimppcnrberoru them yesterday, Judco Porter plunged nt ones' without fnitticr pr. aiiiblo inlet M(i.7n ui. Till i whole defeiie, ho said, has been A SHAM AM! AN IMI'OSIl'ltn an lmpostuiu which was suppocd to have gained a strength ofcmlcnre from reiteration. Tho truth asserted by this defenso Is that truth which l lit- lereu wnn euniiHcry, vniorcca ny periMcuuy,nun reiiuiillcnted by relteiatlou. 'Hits H tiiu triilii which they i:SHit in upiuwltlnu lolhnt truth which you are to ascertain Imd declare. In my remarks fesrciuay l suiiwcu you now inn prisoner mis ue lid by tils nets his profession, bow be br.s bel'ed by his nets tlini'lnirncurgh en hlni by his compel, (iultcau That's bosh ami you know It, Porter, Judge Porter continued to depict tho character of tho prisoner mid tho fallacies or his defeme, when Cullcaii nsnln Interrunted hlin.nl imo tlmo calling out; "Attorney-Genenil Mnovciigh would not iitivcitnyimng in un wun u, Judge Porter, half replying tntho prlsoncr.snld : "And this Christian gentleman would hnvuynu bellevo that Altnrney-nein'rnl MacVeoijli had dipped his hands In Garfield's blood." Guiteau-Oh, Hint's very line. tiik hiwt arntni'H ouTiinltAK nf the morning occurred when Judgo Poller, ad verting tn the statement of tho prisoner's coiimcl and the reiterated ns'crtlniii of Hie prisoner him seir that tlio notts of tho stenogianlicr. llulliy, Hiiedcstrojid by Hie prosecution becnuro they would have I cnefltcd tliu defense, denied the right of the dcleiise to expect or demand tn see papers prepared by the prosecution solely for their own ue. "Furlticiniorc," said Judgo Porter, "thcro km not contained In them anything, as asseitcdhvlhudefeiuo, that would havo Implnved their standing lu llilscnsc," Mr. Scovlllo Insisted upon being heard, nud demanded that llio Cant should slop counsel from mating nuy such state ments on blsown authority as to the contents of papers which had not btcu In evidence before the Jury. Judge Poller Insisted ho hnd aright to deny stutements mado or the samo chatnclcr by tliu other side. JndL'o Cox Ihoucht the counsel had no rlaht tn miiko nuy statcmcuu as to the contents ot such papers. J unci Judgo Porter, with murli feeling, protested that lie hiul bceu n praetllioner longer thuii the Judge nud had never beforo heard such it ruling. Ho (Porter) was of course debarred from taking a legal exception, but ho must protest against tlio unfairness uf tliu iiosltlou which would admit all sorts or statements rrom tho prisoner nud from his cnuiKcl, and yet would debnr the prosecution from nil opportunities of refutation. what covssni. nrnn would do. Colonel Itecd, with considerable excitement, but without rising from his scat, said ; " If I wcio tho Judgo 1 would put htm under arrest : such In solcnc.u to the court should he punished." Judgo Porler resumed his argument and pro ceeded In discuss the question of rensoiuiblo doubt as an clement of the defense of Insanity. Itcturiilug again to llio crime and lis commis sion, Judge Porter snld: "Who killed GarfleldV Gtiltcnii The doctors. Judgo Porter The doctors? Giiitcau Yes; the Lord let them do It to confirm my act. Judgo Tortcr Secretary Dlalno was responsible. (Iultcau 1 say morally responsible. Judge Porter Blaine caved his life on that ulghtlieforo tho murder simply by his presence with him as they walked together. Ho might havo saved Ills lilu oil that ratal 2d of July but rrom tho fact that tho rauidcrer stole up from be hind. Then Mr. Dlalno Is morally icsponslblo for not preventing tho crime. continuing. Jiuigu loriersniu; " si no eiso is re sponsible? John -N'oyiN? Ho Is responsible. He killed Garfield John II. Nojes, from whom tho prisoner stolo his lectures." (Iultcau That is lalsc. I rely on my own brains for my productions. "Who cltc7 Ills lather la responsible that father whom ho struck when eighteen years old lie killed President Garfield; that rather whom ho bays ho can never forgive, and with whom ho had not for the last llftccn years of his honored life, exchanged a word. who i:ir. is nEfroNsiiiLK,? Whv tlio mother, tho mother whom ho scarcely remembers, who was gulltyof tho uionstruslty of having an attack or erysipelas, so os to ucccssltato the cutting off of her halrsouiu weeks before Ills birth, nud who for this reason It Is nserlcd trans mitted congenital Insanity tothls inuiderer. Who else Is responsible? Why, Uncle. Abraham, who ii drunken nud dissolute, but not lniiiie. Uncle. Frauds, who, as wu aro told, being disappointed lu love, cither killed the husband of the woman ho loved or roiiaht a sham duel, nud long after be camo demcnled. Then C msln Abby ho is re sponsible who unfortunately uastaken no-session orbynne or this (lulteaii tribe, a havering mes-merl-t, and hoc young mind to wrought upon that filially she was for heller proteetinu sent tn an nsyluui, Shu killed Garlleld by making this inur dercrlnsnne; nnd as if all this were not enough to kill President OuillcM " (luilciiu There's enough to kill your cose ac cording lo your nwn show lug. Judge Porler Why llo Chicago convention killed blra. "If tncy had not nominated him I should unt havo killed blra," says tho prisoner. The electors killed hiin; lor If ho had not been chosen President he would lint have been kll'cd. "His nomination was an net or Und his election was an act or God," says tho prisoner, and ho would ha o us hcliovo that tho Deity, who bad thus twice rnulirmcd his choice, round It necessary to coricet Ills labors by appointing THIS WIlinutlLIl SWINIlI.Llt, TlltS HYPOflllTf, this syplillltln monstrosity tu murder llio President uhoso nomination' nnd whoso election Ho had confirmed. Tlieso tiro thodcfLiisea nut forward bv this pilsoner nud his trained counsel to divert your intention from tliu fact that tho deliberate murdeicr ot Garlleld sits thcro (pointing to llio prisoner). Judge Porter denied the assumption of Colonel ltced Hint President Garlleld thought (luilciiu In sane, nirj quoieu irom conversations wun ins Doc tors In show the weakness oftho assumption. Al luding to President Arthur. Judgu Porter nsscr.cd that ho was Garfield's successor by tbo samo con stitutional force of lesltlniacyaswnsGailleld him self. (iultcau shouted i "Made so by tho Inspiration of Gultcnu; nnd don't yun lorgollt, Pinter." Alter ncess Judgo Poitcricbiiuicil his argument, and by a masterly portraiture pointed out tho cun ning, tho duplicity, the nctlugoftlio piUoiicrslnco tho beginning or the trial. " You aro, gentlemen or the Jury, no mora kings In respect or tho law than Is tho piisoucr lu tlio dock, who Bits un crowned, savu with his own conceit." liefcrrlng to Hie oft-repealed assertion that ho had scut Garlleld prepared to meet his God, and ho too (Glllteau) was ready tu die If God willed It, Judgo Porler, with dellberato emphasis, said-. " I do not bellevo tu all this assemblage llieru Is one soul Hint contemplates with such abject terror tbo possibility of facing his Maker aa does THIS BltAfcKN Ml'BtlKllKlt." Gultcau whirled around with tho ferocity nt a wild beast and mlrly yelled i "That Is a mlserablo lie, ami you know It, Porter, ahd you are an In fernal scoundrel, you. I hopo that flod Alralghiy will send ror sou soon both you and I'ortlilll, Such u tiiUerablcilInklug whine as that is." Tlio law. said Judgo Porter, Is founded upon reason, and It mutt not bo said that uu American Jury shall incrrldo tbo law and establish u princl plo which will let murder, and rape, and arson run riot through tho laud. HevieHliigine claim of tho defense to heredi tary Insanity, Judge Portersaid Mrs. Scovlllo dared not lay her father was insane. His family physi cian, who wax with him till death, would havo known 11, und yet not one dara klsa the Holy Book nnd mako oath to such statement, Tills do feusa is a falsehood and a part ol the Imposture and sham that wraps about the whole case. Tho claim of transitory mania which had been set up by the assassin hlinscir was next dlsKed ot by the counsel, with continual Interruptions ou the fiart ottlic prisoner, who complained occasionally bat lie could not hear. Alluding lo tbo assertion ofllio prlsouer himself that ho had never had sickness or required the services of a physician, Judge Potter said t "And when, too, every physi cian who has visited him bears tbcsataa testimony ns to bis physical soundness, can you accept the thoory of disease or tho bruin?" "The idea of lnsanity,"sa!d Judge Porter, "orlg. lnated net stlth Scoville, but with tbo prisouer. 1 do notcomiacnt upon tho fact that tho prisoner coulerred with Ills counsel (Mr, Scovlllc) sotoou, twenty-four Hours only after tho shooting. Gulleaii Nothing was said about my defense until after I was Indicted. Judgp Porter I though there was. I thought Mr. bcavuie ciaimeu mat was inspiration, and that tho prisoner told hlu so ou that occasion. At 3:lf, Judge Porler not having concluded Ills argument, the court adjourned till Wodtiwday, -i- i I' A IullHilrloliU I'einislv Crunk. W Pmi-APEU'iili, Jan. 24. All Incano woman en tered the Quarter Sessions Court this morning and attempted to fotco her way to Judgo llrlggs' scat, who wns on tho bonoh. While being removed she drew it laige pair of shears frouuindor her shaitl and dealt una of llio court officers a severe blow ou tho brad, Shu was committed to piUou to waltanlnvesllgatlonajto hr unity. IS IT A MURDER? . I Arrest nr.llnritnrrt llnlnra rort'niislntr tlio Dentil of Jullit Tcnnynoii tn December. What wilt probably provo to bo n murder was unearthed by tho pollco authorities yesterday. The case Is somewhat mysterious, nnd the fact that It lias only Just coma lo light show s that some one has been derelict In his duty. Tho facts aro tliofoi Last December Julia Tennyson, a colored girl, camo from King Gcorgo County, Virginia, nud lived nt tlic boatdlng-homo of Mrs. Collier, 010 New York avenue. On tbo 30th of December somo angry wotvls passed bclweon her and Mar garet Gallics, who was also employed In tho house, about tho breaklngof nbiitlcr-dUh, Both of thorn went up stairs, it scitflla wns heard, and In a few inlnutcflMrs. (ittiicsctmc down stairs nnd sent for niToctor. Sho was quickly followed by Julia Tennyson, wliolmd a frulitml gash on her be id, and l. reported tn have snld: "oh, whnt has Mrs, (tallies done tn my head? Oh, help inol" Pond lug Hie arrival of ihc doctor Mrs. (ialncs helped to bind uplho wound, which uus bleeding profusely. Dr. I'm vis was soon on the rconunnd find tliu girl coiivejcdto the l'rcedmnn'K Hrrpllnl, In tho po llco ambulance, win ro she died tho next day. Sho was burled Hi tho Poller's Field, neither llio coroner nor tlio pollco being noti fied. Yesterday 'Lieutenant Johnson had .Margaret Gallics aricMctl ou suspicion of ormurderinitd wtninlu Banket and rmmy Boss a w Uucas, nnd hnd them conveyed to the Second Picdtict Hinilon-Huiic. Flintier Investigation ovta'eil tliu facl that Mrs. Oalncs told Banket to bring the girl down stairs, and that tho last words show its heard tn snrnk Wire! " l.not: what Mn. (lalnes has done lo my head." It Is claimed Hint Julia fell nud cut. her henj, and this is stippo-cd to lmvu been tho cause of death. After mi Investiga tion by the coroner hodicldcd that Ihc rase should go to tho Police Court, and It will be heard thcro io-uiiy, tVhllC llic AssitMsiIlt MIMcr Klt. Chicaoo, Jan. 21. Mrs. Scovlllc, nflcr spending filly days at the trial uf her brother, iclumcd tu this clly yesterday from Washington. When ques tioned about her Impressions of the trial Mrs.Sco vlllo said: "Nino nut of ten perrons In Washington wl o have seen (lultean are convinced ho is In sane nud Irrcspi nslble. The prc-s shculd have repotted the prisoner's address to the Jury as It nas really delivered. The tccno was ono to ro member fur a lifetime. While my brolhcr read Ills speech by the light or nil oil lamp I looked up nt the ltirors and saw somo or them leaulne: (orwiiul with rapt attention, ns If they were listening lu n ghost story. All present wero listening with si lent ass c, nnd know nt Inst beyond n shadow ut a doubt Hint ho win hopelessly Insane." Concerning tho wnv tho trial has been conducted Mrs. Sciivlllc sav.s thcro Is it fair ludce and n eood Jury, hut tho prosecution luu resorted to every met, iniugiiiiiuic. "Went will tho verdict bo?" nskedthe reporter. " I would not hnvo enno home If 1 was not very sanguine ubout that. The Jury will declare him Ill'JlUC." "Havo you any fenrs of mob vlolcuco In case such n verdict Is tendered ?" "No ; torlt would ho Im possible tn get n mob to gether tu Washington, Pcoplo tiro dlvldid Into two cln-ics one class In ofllcc, trembling lct they be ousted, nnd the othcrclussucrvoutlywulling tu get In." "Whnt do yon expect will bo your brother's Allure treatment?" "He will bo confined In an asylum ror life. It Is the only fit ploeo for hlui. He will never bo re-len-ed. No (iiillenu that was Insane enough to bo sent tu tho uiiid-hoiisc ever yet came out alive." The Ioislntloii ofllif National Capitis!. The Census Ofllco has Issued nuoihcr bulletin, giving tho population of one hundred of tbo prin cipal cities In tho Culled States, lu which Wash ington is put down as the fourteenth In rank, with 117,21)3 population. This is n gross Injustice to tho National capital, nnd there Is no excuso for such un olllclal statement. Washington and tho Dis trict or Columbia are, In general use, synonymous terms In every sense, The fact is that thcro is no legal subdivision or government within tlio Dis trict or Columbia nl present designated as the city of Washington. Thcro Is but ono Commission for the regulation ofntfnlrs In the District, and that Is equal nud co-cxicuslvo within tho limits ot llio territory set apart as tho scat of tho Government of tho United Slntes, tlio District of Columbia. Tho municipal subdivisions of the clllis or Washington nud Georgetown and tho county or Washington no longer uxlt, and long beforo tho last census was taken had been merged Into ono bodv-corporato ror municipal purpose, designated ns tho District or Columbia. The populitlou of Hie National Cap ital Hie District of Colombia popularly known as Washington, contained, hi urn according to tho last census, UT.cas population, which ranks it as the eleventh iniltilel nl tgtfregatlon of pcoplo in tho United States, Instead o. tlio fourteenth. Will tho wiseacres of the Census Ofllco plcnso overhaul their schedule nf population of the National capi tal, and, when found, mako a note or It? Way Itosvit llt-lmv Zero. IttciiMosn, Jan. 21. This Is tlio coldest snap or the season In this vicinity. At tnnrlso tho ther mometer stood al 12 degrcesi and nt six p. m. 22 degress above rcro. Advices to-night rromnlong the lino of tho Richmond nnd Allegheny Hallroad to Williamson's on tho Chcsupcako and Ohio Hall road, rcjHirl tho weather clear and cold, wllh the theiinomctcr ranging Hura 10 to 20 degrees below tliu hvcsdiig point. Advices Irom the Nortl show that a terribly cold wsvehas mado Its cppearance. The meicury at various r.nlnis Tuesday was as Inllows: Provi dence, It. L, 15 below zem; Portsmouth, N. II,. 21 below ; Toronto, 18 bclov ; Montreal and (luebec, 20 below; Newport, lt.1.,0" below (tho publlo schools were closed bceaiso It was found Impos sible to hcot them); Woriestcr, Mass., 20J below; other parts of New Ktgland, lu1 to 37 below; Saratoga, N. Y iift" helov ; Flnltburg, 2.V below ; lIartioril,Conn.;l8abelns; Poughkccpsle, 10 be low; Norrlstown, Pa., iPbcIonr.and Fuiuvlllo, Fn 6belosv. CAPITAL JOTTINGS. OiNounsssiAX Hi-auks, if Illinois, Is the lighting member. Colonel Jamkh It. Ilosiuit, of Pennsylvania, Is at Wlllard'a, CoNiiuutssiAK Waitt, if Connecticut, Is soventy one years old. Hon. 8. II. FnuNCU ant Clint Whoeler, of New Yurk, are nt Wlllard' OBouaE II. AiiusTfidNl, of tho Ctilcigo Inter Ocean, Is at the Ubhlll I lobe. IIok, OiimouC, CmtiiAi.cslitoror Tiik National ItKruni.iCAN, Is lu Now Yrlc. Tiik Secretary of Stale eitcrtalnod ut d Inner Tues day night tho President, Biiiator Anthony, and a few other frleuds. ' This Washington .ft'jiuMrtm comes light out In lneetln' nud calls llalslcad n liotltleal eiinucU. On cfuriafl Anqiitrer, Okskuai. Pun. Miiuiiiian nnd his family urn ou a brief visit to General DjII. thicker, ISO Sprueo street, Phlludetphla, TiniCablnetiiicellngTiiitdnywas attended bvall tho inciiibers, but no qucettns of Importance camo up for consideration. i It, i JpimoN has been oHlnted Internal revenue ganger for Hie third (lisliktif Jllclilgan.niut niiulled Huriiell storekeeper fur thcjrst dlntilct of California, Anuicui.TUiiAI. Commiuonrii Ikiiusii, who " re ceived" Mr. Oscar Wilde, thought ho resembled a plum, Hut not n "grce7 guge. Dealer. A". ' Jhveld, Mil. Wn.i.tASi AnilHTnnrn Is a man of observa tion. He says Murat Iklstead Is nuw banging around Aithur, eating dlr by the peck. CVacfiuuil AViurlr. Hei-iikskntativkD. UhiiTii, of Illinois, one of tlifl most genial oftho ".Suer" Htato delegation, Is pleasantly domiciled at 132 F street. Ills spacloui rooms are n sort of beadiarlcrs for visiting Hit nolslaiisy IT Is not likely that Gene d Grant will accept llio President's Invitation tn Us mo his guest before tlio latter part of March, when o expects In stop at the White House for n few dayMirl ir tu making a visit to the South. Tin: Hrcrctary or tho Trei ury has appointed Dr. It. C Kallock, or PliHudslphtiiau assistant surgeon In tho Marine Hospital Hervle, vice Fussed Assistant Surgeon Henry Hinltb.proipted. Br. Kallock passed tlio examining board In Ocjtjcr last. Ho has been assigned to temporary dutyn New York city, Till: President has In contluplatlonntcrleif of state dinners, but so far has not Ivn able to fix tbo dates. The first will pridmbly bo gipu In about two weeks. Tb President haa not yetlecldrd the question of holding public reef pilous, lit It Is understood that none will bo held until uflerlie Lenten season. It Is stated that cx-Congrif man (lllllllun Is a can didate ror tho position or Adltorof Itallroads, and not that of Assistant HeereUy or tlio Treasury. Mr, MiCammou, Iba Altorncyfoiieral or the Interior Department, Is dsscbarglnilhe dutlos or that posi tion in connection with Ids oju, Srnatoh Antiion V, of Mode Island, lives, when at Providence, in a woodeuous, externally of tho plainest and mast ordinary Miearance. 'i'lio Interior howover, Is filled Willi rure timings and brio-n-brac, Oncoaycarthe Benator mucin pilgrimage to Ids ancestral village of Anlbooiuid delivers a lecture to Ilia villagers. 1 Ool.ONHl. K P. BttoOKB, llod Slates Consul at Cork, Ireland, formerly manrlng editor of Tiik Ilr.-I-uiiuoav, Is now In this ry on a brlof vacation, stopping at COS Fabrteedlhlrect. Colonel Brooks dropped irjio 1 n iiisruiii.ij omee yeaieruay and received hearty welcome. o looks beany and his residence abroad has not dlinlshed Ids love for his iiatlvecounlry, CiiAnLnsEuonySMlTlueltor of tho Philadelphia J'reiti WflllaiiiM.SIngerly.dtorofdie Philadelphia J.Vcotd, and Co.l, William J. lllock, or Philadelphia, are guests at Wlllard'a, Otptol lUiiabam, the chulr man of tb.e Pot.tuttloi Cumdttee or tbo House, In troduced them to rtejIdenUrlluir yasterday, and Incidentally mentioned Mr, olla'ek'a name In con nection with His collee(pnjl if Internal rovenuo fbr Philadelphia. Mr. PoHock 1 1 of tha SOJ at Chicago. Qfcout h b aa basest uu. md agood fellow, A COLD DAY'S CHIPS DY OUR HALF-FROZEN REPORTER. A llaakrlfnl of Political Shattng rrom Committed on Both Kblis of the Capllol-Drafli or Hills I a trod a red and Heady for Passage. Senator George, of Mississippi, has Introduced n bill to mako the Agricultural Department nil ex ecutive dcinttmcnt. Tlio President wilt within tlio next two weeks send In n large majority of nil tho Important nom inations now clnlmhig his attention, Tho delegations of clllteni rrom Dakota Terri tory will appear beforo tho Senate Conunllteo nu Territories next Friday and submit arguments In favor or tho proposed division or that Territory, Frederick IC, Jonos, a brother or Senator Jones, nf Nevada, tins been nominated cilucr of tlio mint at New OrIcan, lteiijamlu I', lluilcr, of In dhinn, has been acting as coiner for somo months, Tho Houso Commlttco on Invalid Pensions has decided not to consider any cases which tho Com missioner nf Pensions has not first considered and rcicctcit because or iiisiiniclcncyorcviiiencooriiti account or not coming tinder existing pension laws. Sam Cox has taken lisuo with Dan Voorliccs on tho tarllT question, Cox snld yesterday that ho was In ravor or n tarlrf for revenue, and for rev runo only. Willi theo two gentlemen wo hnvo tho long nud the short oftho Democratic positions on tnclnrliT question. scpalor Plumb's bill about army details got a black eye in tlio Scnato Tuesday In a resolution Adopted by Ilia Senato Mlllltnry Committee re questing tho chairman In ask that tho bill ho sent back tn tho committee. Tlio rotnniltleo llilnk tho bill was not sufficiently con-ldcrcd. Tho Philadelphia Drug F.xchnngo has mndo an apponl to Congress lo appoint a commission to re vlsothctirirf laws on tho ground that tho con gressional Committee nn Ways and Means has not tho tlmo (o perform this service thoroughly and to pass laws for a gradual reduction or Internal taxes. Senator Voorliccs has nllercd a bill In tho Sen alo for the better protection of tho malls uf the United States, and to prevent their destruction by flro lu case or accident. (Tho hill simply directs tho Postmaster-General tn require nil railroads III tho United Slntes to hent the railway mall cars by steam Irom the locomotive) A resolution was adopted In tho Houso calling on tho Secretary of Wnr for n detailed statement or nil Hems orLxpcndlliircs nrthc annual appropria tions for the Unllcd Klntia Signal Scrvico rrom 1S75 to 1881 ; also for the detailed Statement oriho accounts of Captain II. W. Howgnlc, showing all tho Hems or disbursements made by him ou ac count orsuch scrvico during said years. Thu Senate Committee on Finance, nflcr hear ing tho aiguinent or Superintendent Snowden, or tho PhllodelphlaMInt, authorised Senator Hayard tn report a bill for pnsgo reducing llio amount of the proposed appropriation toitloO.iHin and mnking certain changes In machinery, and for condemna tion for Government purposes of Ihc remainder or the sqiinro on w hlch tho mint Is situated. In tho House Commlttco on Elections n motion was madoTiicsday toovcrulo the contest In tlio cac oI Lnnlcr vs. King, oT the Fifth taulslami District. Tho motion was referred to tho second subcommittee-Messrs. Walt, llltchle, Miller, Moulton, ami Davis, ny agreement or thu nltorniss two weeks' tlmo Has been granted In the Cannon vs. Campbell enso lu which to prepare the briefs. Mr. Orth.of Indiana, chairman or tho Commlt tco on Clvll-Servlco rtcronn, reported a resolution calling on the President for Information as to what action has been taken bvhlm in ram-nut the provisions oftho uctorCongrcssnpprcipriatlng Slfi.OOO to cnablo Mm President to promote the i-ioeivucy 01 uiu qmcrciH unincncs in ino civil service, nud, If said sum Is Inttifllclent, what further amount is necessary for tho purpose. Adopted, Senator Scwell, of New Jersey, has offered a bill in tho Senato granting lo keepers of life-saving or life-boat stations disabled lu tho llneof duty upon prooriiccordlngtotho requirements or law, pen sions equal to thoso for naval lieutenants, and to the crews at such stations upon like proof, pen sions equal In thoso for sentneu, extending such pensions totheso or each class who havo died or may die In the perforiuiiiico or duly or fiom In jury or disease contracted therein. The Illinois State board of health has by resolu tion indorsed Hon. D. C. Smith'- viicclne-vlrus hill, now pending beforo Congress. Tho bill pro vides for tho distribution or pure bovlno vaccine virus by tho National Hoard of Health, It attaching Its seal to tho samo attesting lis purity, nnd to supply the samo lo nil persons applying, nt cash prices. Tho effect of tlio bill will bo lo Induce many who aro now prejudiced iignlust vncclnatlon on account of the danger or transmitting dlsenso by tho use or impure virus. The bill ongdit lo bo como nlaw ntnncnrly daynnd nu appropriation lu put It Into effect passed at mice. Tlio question of distributing tho remainder of tho Geneva award fund wns dlsscd of by the House Committee on Judiciary as follows: On llio proposition In rcrer Ilia question lo Ilia Couit or Claims thu vote was yens o.nnysli. On tho proposition to pay tho clulms or tho Insurance companies (ho voto wns unanimous in tho nega tive. On tho proposition to pay the losses by "ex culpated ciulscrs," nnd to pay tho war premiums, tho oto was nycs, i nays, i. A subcommittee was then announced by Chairman Itecd to perfect a bill, cnnsl.itliig oftho followlngnicmbers: Messrs, ltced. It ibltuon, Converse, Paysod-, Knott, Ham mond, and Wllletls, Tho following aro tho subcommittees of tho Homo Commlttco on Publlo Expenditures, ap pointed by Chairman ltamlnll to cxnmlnutho sev eral regular appropriation bills: On tho sundry civil and Ihc deficiency hills, Messrs. Ityan, itnu dall, mid Fiilkcrson; on the legislative and pen sion appropriation bills, Messrs. Lewis, Blackburn, and Wood; on Hie PiMt-Ofllce und the District ap propriation bills, Messrs. Wood, Martin, and Do Motto: ou tho consular and Indian appropriation bills, McRsrii. Lewis, Horry, and Ilyan; on tlioiirniy nud Military Academy appropriation hills, Messrs. Wood, Giinter.niul Lewis; nu tho navy nud foi till, rations appropriations hills, Messrs, llo Motto, Deny, nnd Wood; on ilia rlvcrniul hnibor appro priations bills, Messrs. l.iidd, Martin, and Do Motlc. Tm: lleiTiiMCAN yostenlny stated that Mr. C. W. Coombs, a Bourbon Democrat, whom It Is proposed to cicale an additional and unnecessary officii for In the House, wns nn cx-coufcdoriito. Tin: Hi: l'UlUlCAN inndo this statement nn what it bulioved to be sufficient authority. General Itnsccians Informs us that Mr. Coombs was "well known to him during llio war of tlio rebellion nsa thoroughly loyal and reliable Union man and n gentleman." Nn ono will question General Itosecrans' right to speak on a matter of this kind, even If he docs train witli the back slabbing croud now, Mr. Coombs remains n Bourbon Democrat, as Is Mr, Uncon, and neither nf them should hnvo unnecessary nr necessary olllces created for them by a Itepub llcnn House ns long ns there uro crippled Bepubll can soldieis needing such n place tu help tlicin In thu battle nfllfo. In which llicy now light at a dis advantage because of their patriotic nnd liUBclllsh devotion to tho country lu lu hour of need. s Voilltnuil (Viilclinliil 1-ni'iii. As was preilaiisly announced in Ihcso columns, Mr. J, Barion Hope lust night delivered nt Lincoln Hall his grand epic poem, first recited at tho York town Cci)tciiulal hist October. It does not speak well for tho culture of Washington Hint such a inc.'.gru audlciico turned out to meet tho orator, not more than lifts- persons being present. After tbo Invitation Mr. Hopo received, and considering die grandeur of tho theme, tho hall should havo been filled to overflowing. At eight o'clock Sena tor Johnston, ol Virginia, Introduced Sir. Hopo to his niidlcnco, nud tried lo recall to Ihcm the glori ous ISth or October. The recitation or tho poem occupied nearly two hours In lis delivery. Itreads llko ono or Homer's cplcs.uud lias a ring and mar tial nlr about It worthy ot the, subject. - Clulititt In Huso lleeu HIIwi-riirfSMriiteil. Indian Agent Llewellyn, or tho Apacho Agency, In New Mexico, says that tho statement tele graphed Monday that he "attributed tho recent unruly behavior or tho Indians In the misconduct or certain army officers" does not fairly lepisBuit. wuab nu nmii, jus cunversn- Hon with tho Commissioner had referenco to Lieutenant Ollfoylc, who formerly had command of tho San Carlos scouts, and who pre vented Hie Indians rrom returning to Hie agency. Mr. I.lowellyn speaks or General MacKlntlc, tho present district commander nt Santa Fe, In high forms, and says that his own relations with tho army olllccrs now stationed In New Mexico are of tho plcasantcst character, Ilnrssrlliliip; Until C'oiirrilrrnlc. CitiCAOO, Jan. 21. Some thrco weeks ago nine mysterious coffins, of rude pattern, wero acci dentally unearthed near tbo corner of Vernon avenue and Thirty-fourth streets as workmen were excavating for a new building, It has Just been discovered that these coffins contained the remains of Southern confodciale soldiers, who died of contagious diseases whllo prisoners at Curap Douglass during tho war. Tho boucs and skulls wero being harshly disturbed by boys lu tbo neighborhood, when a ciUr.cn of that section had (hem all collected and decently Interred In his private burylng-ground. The Sons or Virginia will take measmea to secure their removal tn some fitting spot, which will bo marked appropri ately. llloutl for Illooil, Cincinnati, Jan, 21. A Tlmei-Hlar special from Catlcltsburg, Ky.,sayt: "Tho Jury In the casoof William Neal, charged with being ono or the par ticipants In the Gibbous' faintly murder, brought In a YCrdict at ten o'clock this morning of guilty of murder, and fixed the punishment to be death," Nciintor tVILsou and SirDIII, Des Moinks, Iowa, Jan, 21. Because of somo doubt as to tho legality of thu former election of United States Senators Wilton and McDIll both lionsetof the U'gisltiliiio ratified their previous action by another formal ballot to-day, MR. LINCOLN'S WIDOW. Tlio Itrnsona Why t'ontcrcsn Increase tier IVnsloti, Tho bill lor tho relief of Mm. Lincoln, reported to the Senato and passed by Hint body Tuesday, was accompanied with a report from tho Com mittee on Pension', submitted by Senator Blair, In which It Is snld t "Tho cvldcnco beforo tlio com mlttco has proved that Mrs. Lincoln Is not In possession or n sufficient lucomo to provldo properly for her health and comfott; Hint sho Is almost helpless nud In constant pain horn In curable diseases, requiring dally and cxpeiislvo medical treatment, and that her means nro In sufficient to cnablo her to procure tho same, much less to retain that rcspectablo position In life which tlio American pcoplo would desire. While tho committee have mado as close Inquiry into IIEIt 1'r.Cl'NIAIlV AtTAIItS as they hnvo deemed tn bo consistent with ft de cent respect for Mrs. Lincoln and for tho memory or (ho great dead, to whom tho Indebtedness or tho American pcoplo is without measure, nud will bo without cud, they would not bo understood tn lmvo prosecuted their search, into bcr prlvalo affairs wllh the mluula dlllgenco of a detective, or wllh a view to parsimonious economy Hi dealing Willi the widow nr tho dead President. But It Is evident lo tho committee Hint her entire Income from bcr nresent oetiston ol 9.1.IKK) vcarlv Is lesa than one- half llio actual expenditure which her distressing. condition, which cnnouiy ue snnca uy growing worse, now requires, lleynnd this sum nro tho unavoidable expenses incident to her station in life for which she sutlers and which this country should supply. That lllllt PF.NMON SHIIULU DF. INCrtf.ASI.II Is further evident rrom tho rail Hint while receiv ing the present rnlo or pension tho deficiency of Means for maintenance, which the bill reported is designed to furnish, has arl-en. It Is proper fur ther lo oliservo that since tho commencement of her pension (July II, 1ST0) the salary of the Presi dent lias been doubled. Indicating nn increasing scnseortlic Impottancc, dignity, nnd responsibility ot that high office on tho parlor tho people, nud It Is the universal law In 111 u appoitlonincnt of pen sions to glva weight lo thcro considerations. There Is no doubt that with Increasing years will come liicren-lng need, nud tho committee deslro lo recommend such action as will relievo thu country form all Just ca'usoor iippieheiisloii that Ihewholo FUTUIIR LIFE OF MAIIY LINCOLN will not bo made ns comfortable nud happy ns pecuniary Independence can render It. The com mittee bellevo that tho provision mado for Mrs, Lincoln lu the bill reported by them is no more than peir-rcspcctou llio part or ilia country nud Iho reasonable maintenance ot tho widow of Ab raham Lincoln demand, nud should her life bo much prolonged nud her disabilities be Increased Mill further pension may become necessary, und, It to, will unquestionably bo made." THE DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS. Current Trmis,tirlliiiu nl the Viirlnua Ills lilcl Ultlict. The Special Astestmcnt Dlilslon has completed tho revision or assessments against alleys In squares (TO and 3711, nud have been entirely can celed, Lien certificates have been Issued on tlioSovcnlh, i:ighth,nuil T street sldo or square III and the alley In square !Mi7. The Commissioners yesterday forwarded to Con gress tho papers lu the cases or W, 11. Moses, Itun- pcrt ct al., having claims against the District. The photogiaphtrj vtV.n nppllcd to the Commis sioner' for n refund or llceuso tax aro not satisfied wun me uccuion or tnc commissioneis, that they have no authority to net lu tlio premises, nnd statu that Ricfutid has been mado lu prc Ions cases uf taxes erroneously paid, Ihu total mortality In Iho District of Columbia for the month or December, 1831, wus318, or at Ihc rnlo or 20.11 per 1 ,000 per annum, reckoned on tho basis of llio population on (ho 1st of June, 1881, and 20.11 reckoned ou the basis of the actual popu lation for this mouth. The death rate for the past month was lc.-s than lor any December for tho past eight years, and 1.1 per 1,000 less than tho average ralu for same mouth and lime. 'Ihu mor tality or tho white population was 173, nr ol tho rule of 10.67, while Unit of tho colored was 1 is, or at tho rale ol 27.09. 'Iho annual death iiitcsper 1,000, by classes of illjcases, wero ns follows: Zy motic, 2.81; constitutional, (Uil; local, 8.01; de velopmental, .toil; violence, 01. Thomoilallty, as compared with that orNovcinbcrlast, shows a de crease or 02. The average dally mortality was 10.20, being 2.11 per day less than last month, or the deaths ten occurred In Washington, 17 In Georgetown, Si In the county, and -It In the hospitals. There wcro2U7 births reported, un annual birth rate or 19.0U per 1,000. or tlieso births 10 were or whlto moles, 80 or whllo females, 05 of colored males, and 02 colored females, a blith-rato ono.r ner 1.000 for tho whltu and 21. 10 for tlm inlnreil population, ahon lug an upparoul decrcaso of Iho "total population by excess or deaths over births reported or 21, llio w hllo population decreasing by :) and the colored by 18. Four pairs or twins were reported 3 whlto und 1 colored, or llio births reported zr occurred lu Mastiiiutnu, 13 Hi George town, 20 In the county, nud 20 In tho hospitals; 138 reports wero mado by lihysbdans and 15.1 by uildulvcs; 10 whlto nud 27 colored were Illegiti mate. Marrtaccs rcnorlcd. 03: white. CI : colored, on- 21 or tbo whllo brides nud S or tho colored were under twenty years orngo. During tho mouth 11 permits were issued for burial or persons outside ol' tliu District nud 11 liiinslers; 0 whlto and 29 colored were burled ut public expense, Ccrlllletillois or IluiiU ClicelsM. Mr Heck ou Tuesday, ill tlio Senato, Introduced a bill for tho punishment of officers of national banks who Illegally Issue certified checks, This bill, ou tho demand of Mr. Vooihccs and others, was read at length. It Is ns follows: A bill lo punish Iho unlawful certification of chocks by officers of national banks. lie it cnnetril, .tr., '1 hat any otllecr, clerk, or agent ot any national banking iiasuclntlon who shall is llllnlly violate llio provisions ofnn itetenllileil "An net lu ief erence to certifying elieeks by national banks." nil. proved March :1. Iislii, being s'vilon aisis ol tlio Kc vlsed Mlallltea of tlio Culled Males, shall bo deemed guilty of a mis teuiisuior nud hIi.iII, ou con viction tlieieof In any clicult or district court or the Unltod MtatcH,bc thirst nut moro iban ti.uni, or shall bo luinilsouetl not more than live vetirs. or IkiIIi, In the discretion of the court i 1'iovltlnt, Nolli tug In this act roulalnod shall relievo any banking aHssoelutlou Irom any of tlio penalties prescribed In llio act untl section to which thin act lefers. Mr. Heck remarked that this unlawful practice was now going onto tho nmotiniof M(l,is),ivsia day: that under the law llio penalty Is a forfeiture of the bunk charier, but that no punishment had yet been lulllclcd upon tho guilty parlies. Upon his motion tho bill was referred tu the 1'Iuanco Committee. KnlghlH or SI. fiitrlhcii. There wns quite a number of llio members uf Iho Knights of St. Patrick went over to Baltimore last evening to attend tho ball given by tlio Knights of that city, This event Is it very grand iiflalr.mid tho presenco of so many of the good looking men from this city nud their ladles will add to the brllllnncyof Hie occasion. Among ihojo tlmtncut over wero llio following: John F. Kelly, com mander; Michael llnucgan. second dcpuly; Dennis Conncll, chief Marshall 11 T. Illicit ley mid wife, Itohcit McDonald, John Fullon, Itlchard Cuillii nud ladles, J. T. Clarke, Thomas Trodden, Thomas J. Phillips, James C. Began nud ladles, Thomas Mums. John Council, F.diviird I'lahcity, J. T. Johnson. Hoger Davis, P. F. McAullire, Jeremiah Flaheity. Kugenu McCarthy, W. J. Walsh nnd ladles, Morris Itcldy, IV. Itlley mid ladles, J. 1'iltzgcrald and hullo, Ijiwiciico Hlckcy, Thomas Degncy, William O'Dounell, Thomas Honolitie, John Purcell, Pal rick Hcriiahaii, nnd M. P. Walsh and ladles, Tlio Alrxiitiilrln nerisiiltcr. Tlio liabilities or Mr. S. Chapman Ncile. 'or Alexandria, whose fallmo has caused n decided sennUlon lu that ancient city, are not yet known, although they uro estimated ut upward of fjoO.OOO, nor can his assets bo ascertained. Among his creditors nro laid to bo Mrs, Philip Hooll", over 3,O0O; M. Slaughter, 33,000; lion. Joins B. lkiibour, S2.500 ; Hal ah Hiedolph, 1'jrmcily w 1 tit the Cnzcuuv o loudly, Sotsj, Michael Lynch, 91,000; J. Ferguson, Sl.oooi Mr. lira) don, ot' New York, !20,ooo; Miss I'Milh Otiescnlierry, 313,000. und others. Ou Satur day last ho told to Hubert Kent, nr lAiulsa County, Virginia, Ills property ut the corner or King and W'ashlngtonstrects, and shortly afterward executed a deed ot trust ou his estate tu secure W,3CO for notes held by the First National lltuk. Attach ments have been gotten nut by Nonlo A Sou, stono cullers, for SVO ; It. II. Itudil, painting, First Na. lio'inl Hank nols.tl.iB0, Airrlrnllnriil Miillris. Tlio House Committee on Agriculture met Tues day, nnd devoted tho entire sesslou to hearing Commissioner Lorlng ou tho subject or enlarging tho scope of his Department without Increased appropriations, but In order to mako tlio reports Issued by tho Department more valuable und re liable It would bo uecessnrv lo havo more money. His Idea Is that there should bo tlatloncd in each Kioto it trustworthy agent to forward monthly re ports lo the Department, nnd that thu co-operation ot Iho Slate agricultural hoards should be ar lamcd.sothat all Information Issued on tho sub ject or crops by tho Dcpnitmout could bo relied upon as being correct. '1 be agricultural appropri ation bill will bo token up by the committee ou Monday next, Ttivsil' t'oiirtrniHtliiiiu, Tho Senate, in executive session Tuesday, con firmed tbo nominations of Nathan Wobb, for dis trict Judge fur tbo district of Maine; D. T. lloyn (on, petition agent, Kiioxville, Teiiu, Indian agents II. II. Sheldon, ltouiid Valley Agency, California; C. II, Luce, or Illinois, Whlto Earth Agency, Minnesota, Itcglitcrs of land offices F. II. Merrill, of California, busauvlllc, Oil.; John J, Fisher, Kansas, Topeku, Kan.; II. J. F. Manna, Kansas, Wn Kccncy,Kmiaai M.J. Salter, Kansas, Independence, Kan. Ileoolvcrs of publlo moneys -G. W. Meyloil. of California, Siisanvlllo. Cui.; Henry Booth, of Kansas, Lamest, Kant lleniy M, Waters, of Kansas, Independence, Kan, Post mnslcrs W, II, D. Nuyca, Curlliuge, 111.; U. D. Jocquesi, Helena, Ark, WHO DRIVES CALL PRINCE BISMARCK A COWARD? The Old Slatttnian Tells I lie llrlrlistsg lis Dnlj lo Hie Soirrelgn A lEettiarkntite Scene In tho (Irrmsn Parliament t.'lterancta of a Han Who Means Business. llFtitlN, Jan. 21. In tho Ilclchttae; to-day, ilnr. lug debate on the budget, discussion arose con cerning the Into Imperial rescript, l'rlneo Bis marck said It did aim to create n new constitution ; tho maxim, "llio King reigns but does not gov ern." did not apply In nermann tho expression, "Ministerial rcsiislhlllty," wns equally absurd. He declared that tho rescript remained unshaken by llio attacks upon It. lie was fully nwato of his responsibility In signing It.audlhat ho wasanswtr nblu for all tho acts or the Sovereign. It was tn tho Sovereign, he said, nnd not to parliament, that Ger many owed Iho position sho enjoyed, Prluco Bis marck asked whether any one could reproach hltn with cowardice. There was a great uproar on tho Led. Prince Bismarck stepped forward nnd re peated his Inquiry, saying: "Islhcro one among ou who dares to bring such n chnra.'?" The tprcch or Prince Bismarck created great ex citement. It was nn emphatic rensscrtlnn oftho doctrines or the Imperial rescript ns to Iho rela tions between thu Prussian King and the ticoplc. A direct ehallciigo to the Belch-lag and very ag gressive In tone, it caused a tremendous uproar In Iho house, although olhcrw Iso It made a favorablo Impression, Tlio expression which Prluco Bit marck pronounced equally absurd Willi "the King reigns, but docs not govern " wns "constitutional absolution or the ministry," which Herr Ilacncl had used In attacking Hie rescript, not "minis terial responsibility" ns reported In a previous dispatch. rniNci: iushaiick nr.ci.AUEn lie could only assume that learned persons who spoke or tlio constitutional supremacy or tho house were aftllctcd with obscuro vision. Ho re gretted they showed sn llllle respect for the King, lloynlly, he snld, must not bo allowed to bo weak incd by disuse. He reminded tho deputies that he nltetided Iho Itclchslag merely In the capacity of royal Pru-slnii plenipotentiary. Incor.cliislnn, lie said political functionaries during clicttons must defend tho government against llio calum nies or Its enemies, llio truth against falsehood; ntlhe same time, liowevcr, with tlie secret ballot they could vote ns they phased. Herr Ilacncl de nied Hint he had made nuy accusation of cow ardice. Prluco Bismarck lejolncd that Heir llaencl's statement Hint he sought to escape re sponsibility by bringing forward the nnmo oftho King was n charge ol cowardice. Herr von llcnnlg'-en deprecated tlio tone of tho debate, but he admitted that the contents of tho rescript were Indisputably onlltutlonnl. The defense of the rescript which wns made by the members of tho ltlght dm log the debate is con sidered very weak, Illnliionnil Ti-csroli In t'isllno. Panama, Jan. It). A letter dated Lima, Decern ler'Jis, says tho l'nltcd States steamship Lacka wanna arrived nt Callao on Friday, bringing Ihu United Slates commissioners, Messrs, Trcscott and Blaine, and their secretaries. Great preparations hnd been made by tho Peruvians to tie Messrs. Trescoll nnd Hlalne, hut tl ey did not npitcar overplcnscd with the Idea of being made Iho lions of the hour. They were rt celled on bounl the vessel by representatives or the Chilian niilhorlllcs nml by a committee or l'criivlnn gentlemen. Tho cotnmis.sioiicrs selected tho Franco et Augletcrro) Hold for their residence during their short .Hiyi here. Nothing olllclal seems lu lmvo been done, but every word utleied by the commissioners was caiightiipns Indicative orthu Inlcnilons or their Gictcnintcut. F.vm a complimentary remark of Mr. HIiiIiiu'h nt a lunch III .Mr, Dcrtenno'n house, In which lie expressed a with that on his return In about three months ho would find thu Hag which governed the clly i hanged, wns rapidly contorted into lucunlug that the Culled State would ntoneo order Iho withdrawal of the Chili ans Irom Peruvian tcrrllory, Tho Lackawanna, coaled, nnd Iho cninnilslonors loll Callao on Christmas Day for Valparaiso. Slitiulieltis'is Slut CMiiirtiialilp, Paius, Jan. 21. It Is believed Hi parliamentary circles Hint both the Chamber of Deputies and tlio Senate will accept tho principle or limiting tho revision or Iho constitution by tho congress, and that M. Gaiuhctln, lu this event, will relinquish for the present Ills demand ror Inscribing serutm iU llileht Ihc constitution, reserving to himself tho right or bilnglng thu question beforo the coiigtes:. TEMPERANCE MATTERS. I'ontctifloit nl Cmiirrs-iritllonnl Church- Urmitl Division Meeting;. Tho first session or tlio National Temperances Conreience was held Inst night nt the Congrega tional Church, a large number of well-known temperance pcoplo being present. Mr. Joshua L, Bally, of Philadelphia, occupied the chulr, Tho prograiiiino wns nsj follows: Devctloii, led by Itev. F. D. Power; address ot welcome, pastor of thochiircli; response, president or llio mealing; address, "Prohibition in Maine," lion. Nel son Dlngley, M. C; music, before and alter praj or, and before and afier Mr. Dlngley's address. All tho addresses were marked by great earnest ness, nud many or them were qulto eloquent. Hon. Mr. Dlngley gave somo Interesting Instances in Iho history of prohibition In the I'lno Trco State, nnd his remarks were received with great applause. Sessions will i o held this morning nt nine o'clock this afternoon nt half-past ono, nnd thu session will close to-night with services at half-past seven. Among thoso who will spoil lc to-day aro Hon, Hiram Price, Mrs. Clara M.Koach. president of llio Women's Christian Temperance Union, id this city, nnd Hon. Wllllnm-i:, Dodge, of New York, - uiuKn division sons or tkmpi'.iiancf. The Gland Division of the Sons of Tempernnco in this District held Its regular quarterly meeting; last nlghl, (1. W. 1'. McCouiiell presiding. Satis factory reports wciu received ns tn tliu pmgrcH of the older dining iho past three months, Tho dcnlli of Itev. C. W. Dcnl-on, who wns Hie grand chaplain, was announced, and a committee con sisting of Messrs. Boyce, Mitchell, nud Bridges wns appointed toilralt suitable resolutions of re gret. urjt'Al. litvitny . llqttnl Division, No. 3, Sons of Temperance, liehl n public inciting at Its new hall, corner '1 wen tlcth street nud I'ciiiisjlvanla avenue, last nigh,, which was largely ntleiidcd, Musical selections were glvtli by Mrs, Josle Logan, Messrs. K. .1. Whipple a, nl W. 11. Abbott. Hilcf iiddntS' s wero made by Mcsrs. I.. II. Julleii, McCouiiell, mill .Mitchell. Alter tliecomplellonor tho programme, a bountiful collation furnished by Brothers Abbott and Herr was sened to the members ond their guests, und the inmost good feeling and enjoy ment picvnllcd, Thu division Is now lu a pros pcioiis condition, nud Its lulluciico in tliu First Word is beginning lo bo fell. THE CITY CROWDED. ITolt-lf. MCTfnMl mill ApillL-jllll hi- I'uoiil Titrtit'il Almy. Tho city Is tilled lo overflowing with visitors, nud Ihocxlslliigiiccoinmodatloiis have bceu taxed to their utmost to meet the demand. Tho crowd Is not n thing or to-day, but has been coming lulu the clly for tho past week Last evening tlio cllmas was readied. 'I lie hotel keepers have heeiidriveii to their w Its' cud to find rooms for uil Hint have n piled, and every itMillable -pace that could, uidt any show or reason, be culled a room has been brought into u-e. Hut lliete Is a limit tu u 1 tilings, nud hut evening the uirlvats on Hie clon ing trains louud.ai all oftho principal hotels, that there were no nanus. This is known Hi hnut been the ca-e nt llio Arlington, thu lllggs, Wmiulcy's, the Khbltt, nud Wtllard's, nnd other hotels may hnvo nlto turned nppllcituis away. Such a flood or utK.'illy has not struck tho Washington houl men tor some years, except, or course, on special occasions. Just now here Is no special reason fur the throng of visit ors; and another thing they haic tlio pleasing characteristic nl not being particular about Iho alto or the bills. They are a substantial sort of peoplo that ate finding their way to tho Capital -this winter, and in coiiscqiieuco thcro Is a bustle of prosperity about tho clly ihatls Intpliliig. Hit Is found Unit there ore not enough hotels to meet thu demand, others can be built, and In nuy event the visitors can be accommo dated, let them come lu what numbers they uiny. ftliiitlnir ou lliibcoctt I-siUi. Thcro nas splendid skating yesterday tit Babcock Ijike, and a large number took advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a pastime which rarely Is a Horded in this latitude. In aplts of this there are somo verv Una skaters to bo seen nl hoth sexes, uud the fulie) lllgmes are executed wllh grace and facility. The only dllllculty Is tho skating surface Is rather limited, and It Is hoped that the cold weather will continue long enough to covet Iho river wllh Ice. Thoro were some soft places on the lake, however, and two young boys who ven tured upon them brnko through, but were fiilicj nut without kuttctlnguiiy Injury other than a cold UUIU. S The Ntiuu-lloiiil (uses. The slraw-bond cases wero resumed In Iho To llco Court yesterday. Tho prosecution called Col onel Joint T. Haiclrlgg, who acknowledged that ho was always by profession an editor of tbo LiUtrtySioicna; ami proceeded to Identity lb Morgan County lands Involved In tho Cabell bonds by menus of a diagram mado for and lurnlslicd by Ihopriwerutluii, William A. Maxey. clerk of His Morgan County cguit, wns also called by the pro secution for the same purpose, he, however, fur nishing his own diagram. Notnlngolinnniantwat extruded from either tho iionfw coic'Asr manor the clerk. Aiiolhu- butch of bids was IdentlilgJ by Notary WeUlcr, and the cuirt udjuiuiicd.