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i VOL. XXVI. NO. 31. WASHINGTON D. 0. SATURDAY MORNING. THREE CENTS. 'F """ W'vW-1 -f JANUARY 2, 188(5. ') 1 W AW THE BIRTH OF A NEW YEAR. AN Al'SI'ICIOim EVENT DULY HOXOUED I1V SOCIETY. Ilrllllnnt ltecrption nt llio Wliltn Jlouno nnd Other ontclnl nnd 1'rltiitn Itoinen AVhnt tho Itecolvlng T.udle AVoro Tlio Day' Obiorrimcoii In JTull. Tlio welcome ot n now j car was never so coMllnlly and brightly extended as was that extended to I860 by tho 200,000 pcoplo of Washington. Eighteen hundred and ctghty-slx catno In under circumstances that wcro favorable to happiness, and never was a now year nc. coidcdtho reception as that extended by the citizens of tho capltat to tho birthday of tho new year. "Tho most pcrfcctNow Year's day ever known In Washington," was tho general comment, and, Indcced, ever clrcumstanco was propitious to a bright nnd happy day. Business cares and such practical subjects which flit up tho void of every-dny Hfo wcro burled with '82 a good I I cur, pcopio earn, tut sun it might havo iceu better. Everybody, from tho Chief Exccutlvo of tho nation to tho most humblo citizen, looked out on tho beauties of tho now year's uirtuuay ana into mo mturo mat held, perhaps, happlnessor sorrow for them, ns upon ft plcturo that was fair to sec. Tho lnld-wlntcr sun nocr seemed to shlno so brightly. Its rats w era net cr to warm and penetrating, and thcro was not n licuso which was not brightened by It. Tbcro was not a cloud In tho sky. Up In the great canopy tho palo bluotlntof tho sky was heightened by tho golden sprays of sunlight. Tho air was clear and light, and tho soft, warm temperature of tho atmos phere, reminded ouo of a May day. Tho celebration of tho day was begun cailj. Pcoplo began to corao outdoors, nnd dressed In their best. Tho streets pre sented from early morn until lato at night a gay and animated appearance. Bright nnd dazzling equipages dashed hither aud thither oyer tho smooth, oven pavement, and In mansion and bovel tho preparations for receiving calls, or paying them, wcro going on. 'itio spirit of good will was pre sented everywhere, and tho greetings and pleasant withes wcro fraught with genuine enthusiasm". Everybody received callers or Yt cro received, and tho 1 resident and pauper wcro accorded tho samo good wishes of their fellow men. Bright bits of holly, greens, and flow ers wcro seen every whero, decorating win dows and walls, and serving asoruamonts for ladles' costumes. llio center of attraction was, of courso, tho whlto house Hero crowds began to gather early In tho morning, and wheu tho oors wcro opened tbcro was a constaut strcom of pcoplo Into tho big mansion. Tho Marino baud was stationed Hi tho main cor ridor, and gavo tho crowd something to think about aud admire, for Its selections v cro all pretty and nicely rendered. Tho pepcral public was not received until 1 o'clock, but tho general public w as ready to bo received ttirco or four hours sooner. Tho Cabinet officers, diplomats, Justices of tho Supremo Court, senators and represent atives, army and navy oflleors,aud Other high officials rolled up In carriages, whllo tho gen eral public admired tliQunlformof the ambas sadors and army and navy officers, and In dulged In criticism on tho general appear nnco of tho callers, By 1 o'clock tho gen eral public was fully 3,000 strong nnd wcro yet coming. Tho Graud Army bodies Just preceded tho crowd, and It was a notablo fact that thcro wcro more men In lino than for many years. Ono of tho features of tho ranks was tho number of col ored men, and these, without execp--ilfn.tvcro In uniform, whllo a great many -rticln whlto comrades wcro not. Tlioro was n larger number of colored pcoplo among tho callers than has been seen for Bomo time, ar.d theso wcro oil neatly dressed and deported themselves very well. When tho cltizcn-soldlcr organizations had left tho general public got a chance, and tho line that extended from tho cntranco down through tho west gato and nearly to Fif teenth street ou tho aveuno began to movo up. It was rather a mixed asscmblago, and nil sorts of people pushed and shoved other pcoplo to got iusldo tho mansion. Tho general public, uullko tho other callers, remained In tho whlto houso ns long as they could conveniently. Ouco past tho President, thcro woio tho cast room aud adjoining apartments to bo v!owcd,and when being frustrated lu attempts to gain access to tho private apartments, tho gen eral public crowded tho corridors, listening to llo band, or looking at other people In tent on tho siimo mission. There was a largo detail of pollco officers and watch men stationed about tho doors and In tho looms keeping tho crowd In order and en couraging them onward. Tho officers dldu't liavo much trouble In performing tills duty, although tho jcncrnl public, as Intimated, vr as not lu a hurry to leave. About 2.30 tho President got tired, and eomo of tho ladles assisting him left, llo nsked how much of a crowd thcro was to come. Word was brought to him that thcro was a long lino of probably a thou sand persons, and ho said, "Well, let them come, lean stand It a llttlo longer." Tho Temlnlno portion of tho callers wcro moro intent on gazing at tho costumes w orn by tho ladles assisting tho President, andsome of their comments were very amusing, Tboy lingered In tho lino as longas allowed, taking in, ns It were, every vestige of cloth ing worn by tho ladles. Alout 8 o'clock tho reception came to n closo, although a great many pcoplo who wanted to shako tho band of tho President nvuo not successful In doing so. It Is esti mated that over 0.0H0 pcoplo passed throuch tho cntranco and worked tho pump-handlo motion with tho asslttanco of tho Piesldcnt, Tho latter, by tboway, lowered his record lu fluking hands. In eight minutes ho shook tho hands of 371 norsons. or about thirty- four a mlnuto. Tho highest number preW- . - ouslv shaken by a President on New Scar's tlny was by Ocn. Urant, when ho grasped llio nanus ol us persons a minute for thir teen minutes INSIDE TIIEWIIITB HOUSE. In tho largo vestibule was stationed tho Marino band, In full uniform, and fur nished music during tho entire reception. Tho usual whlto house corps was efficiently supplemented, and the cntliovast event moved with tho perfect easoand regularity of happily coueertcd arrangement. At 11 o'clock tho band struck up tho thrilling iir tCs of "Hall to tho Chief," nnd the pres idential party appeured upon tho stairway descending. Fnsidint Clevelaud headed Vie procession, with Mis. Davard upon his ' -followed by Miss (Jlovclaud and Secretory Itoj aril, Secretary Endlcott 01),i Mfs. Manning, Secretary Manning tscorllng Sirs. Whitney, Secretary Whit uey, and MrB. Vilas, and tho Post muster (icnerul and Miss Kelson, I.leut. liuvallnnd Miss llujurd, Miss Vilas and Sir. Nelson, and Mrs. I.Miiotir, Miss Wod del), tho Misses Bnvurd, Miss Endlcott, Miss Howard, and Mrs. Hopkins brought up tho rear. Tho cortege was headed by Col. J. 31, Wilson, ninslii of tciriiinnlcs, Tho ab sent mciiiLers of the iidmluUtratlon family were Mrs. Endlcott detained at homo by a cold), Secretary Liimiir, who Is In Missis sippi, ond tho Attori 1 3 General, -The com pany entered llio hlun room by tho central dooi of tho red coirldoi, aud tho diplomatic coins wcro assembled meantime In tho red liarlor. Tho ltdlts took Urlr positions In tho following ouhr: At tho President's right hand, Miss Cleveland, Mrs. Ihjard, Mrs. Manning, Mis Wbltuoy, and Mrs. Vilas. Miss Cleveland Hi 111a robonf ruby vol vet, I odleo and titln and piiuels of silver urpcoucoi) winte sum, mo corsagowas cut V shape In the ln.e k and pompadour 1 11 the front, mid wan garnished with point laco and edged with gold and whlto enam eled blading. Her pe.irl colored gloves reached nearly to her shoulders, aud she curried a bouquet f Cornelia Cook roso buds and smihix. Hit ornaments wero a necklace of niitlqiio pattern, and ribbon ot Hiby clvet encircled her soft, whlto throat. Mrs. HnjoriVs dicss wits n, iinlnua robo of whlto crepo do eheno, with dcml-traln and 1 lh coriiBge, embioldcrcd In white silk and lilinuicd with lung, silken fringe Tho gar- nlture was of ciepo llsio frills, and s'10 wore long gloves of whlto undressed Ml. Mrs. Manning was attired In a magnifi cent toilet of pink tinted heliotrope duclicsso satin; tho coraago was cut heart shaped, and with tho short sleeves was trimmed with duclicsso laco. Tho front was a mass of netted passcmcntcrlo with pearl shaped peudants, and tho panels wero ornamented with heliotrope ornaments nud nn ollvo tinted embroidery In leaves and llowcre. Tho coutt train was of tho hello, trope. Mrs. Whitney wore n Worth eostumo of whlto satin, heavily embroidered nnd orna mented with silver. Tho bodlcowas low and tho sleeves wero mcro bands. A dia mond necklace nnd diamond comb com pleted this striking toilet. Mrs. Vllns's gown was composed of shrimp pink French silk, over n petticoat of embroidered crepo llsso. Tho bodlco was heart-shaped, nnd clalioratoly garnished with Oriental laco, and tho panels wcro or namented with n gilded design. Tho train was of silk. Tho President wore a Prlnco Albert coat and black tic, but no gloves, and Col. Wil son, who made the presentation., was In full rank uniform. I.leut. Duvnll, of tho army, mado tho presentations to Mlts Cleveland, and was In unlfprm. Back of tho lino wcro Mrs. l.amont, who wore n gown of copper-colored silk, with prlncctto lack and train, and V-shaped bodlen garnished with lace: MIss'.Howard and Mrs. Hopkins, of New York, guests of Mrr. Whltucy. Miss Nelson, of New York, who Is a guest nt tho whlto house, wore an elegant gown ot lemon colored satin, en tralno, with drn I cries of Valenciennes laco. Miss Wod dell, ot Cleveland, Ohio, who Is tho guest of Mrs. Vthltnoy, wore a street dress ot smoke colored biocado, draped with brown satin, and woro a round hat to match lu In color. Miss Bayard woro a French toilet ot mist colored satin, with draperies ot tullo and trimmings of garnet vchct. Miss Annie Bayard woro amber corduroy with yellow roses, Miss Florence Bayard woro pink silk and tulle, and Miss Andrews whlto laco over whlto satin. Miss Endlcott wore an English walking suit ot seal brown cloth, with round hat. Miss Vilas wore a pretty houso dress of pink eluchesso silk, with Bruges lnco frill. Tho members of tho Cabinet paid their Now Year's respects to their chief and rassid behind tho line, and then tho mem bers ot tho diplomatic corps, headed by Minister Noguclras, of Portugal, who Is tho dean In tho absence of tho Ilaytlcn minis ter, who Is abroad, began to llio Into tho presidential presence. After paying their rcipccts, each member of tho various lega tions tcok up places to tho rear of tho line, which logon to bo tally occupied. Tho dip lomatic uniforms gavo tho required piquancy to tho pretty scene. Minister West w ns ac companied by tho Misses West, Mr, and Mrs. Helyar, nnd tho Hon. Charles liar dlngc. Tho Misses West woro street costumes and bonnets of bluo cloth, and petticoats of Hue. with circular stripes of ruby nud gold. Mrs. Hcljar, who has mado such a stir lu New York's Knickerbocker socloty, woro n smart gown of gray plush, with pink test, and lonnct to match. Tho Viscountess Noguclras woro a toilet of black brocade, with bonnet to match The Italian minister, Baron do I'avo, was accompanied by Mr. C. do Baroll aud T. D. d'Arcadla. Other members ot tho corps wcro Mr. do Bounder do Mileshrocck, Del clum; Cheng Teao Su Cheng Hanson, IC. Palm Lcc, aud Loo Shan Fang, ot China, lu full court petticoats: Count Llnpo Wcls secfcld, Austria; Mr. ltomcro, Mexico; Mr. Alexander Oicgor and Secretary Iswolsky, Kussla; M, Houston, France; Col. Emllo Frcy, Switzerland; II. Towflk Pasha, Tur key: Scnor Vol era and Count do Mosla, Spain; Scnor Elmore, Peru; ScnorG.VIqucz, Costa Itlcn and San Salvador; Mr. (1. do Wcckhcrlln, Netherlands; Scnor I'lorcs, Ecuador; Senor Bcccrro, Colombia: Mr. 11. Von Alvciisleben, Germany; M. Knkl and secretaries, Japan; Mr. lleutois'riold, Nor way and Sweden: Senor Qucsada, Argen tine licpuhllc; Baron d'ftajuba, Brazil; Count 1 ovenorn, Denmark; Scnor Sotcldo, Vinezuc'a. Modrme do Itajula,whoaccompanlcd tho Brazilian minister, woro a carriage dress ot black velvet, with bonnet of white plush. Modrme Hcutersklold's was of black velvet brocudo, with bonnet of white llufly felt, and she wore long cloves of tan color. l.'utlng tlio reception of tho diplomats Miss Mary Manning, accompanied by tho Misses liuby and Suslu Tlldcu, tho nieces of ex-Gov. Tllden, Joined tho group behind tho Hue. Miss Munulug woro a tasteful toilet of whlto casbinero, aud tho Misses Tllden w cro similarly attired In ball dresses ot whlto Ottoman silk, en traluc, and low bodices 1 o'ntcd front ond back, edged with elab orate pearl paescmcntcrlo.Tho Misses Tllden are pretty, blooming young girls, and re ceived cordial greetings on ovcry side. Thoy are tho guests ot Mrs. Manning. Tho decorations of tho mansion were ex ceedingly simple, being confined to tasteful floral arrangements. Graceful palms and rare tropical plants there wero In profusion; bouquets of great slzo aud of harmonious colors stood on tho center-tables, ami doll cate garlands of smilax contrasted w Ith tho crystal chandeliers. the reception proceeded through tho usual proirramrao without Incident Tho Marino band rendered tho score ot tho "Mikado" with an cxccllcnco that would have delighted Sir Arthur Sullivan. Chief Justlco Wnlto was accompanied by Miss Warner, of Detroit; Senator Sherman escorted Miss Parsons, ot Cleveland. Speaker and Mrs. Carllslo wcro also picscnt. Mrr. Carllslo woro a handsome dress of wine-colored velvet, with Islta and lonnct to match. Mrs. Miller was accompanied by tho Jus tice, and woro a carriage dress of brown silk. Miss Scnoy, of Tiffin, woro n hand scnio eostumo of smoko-colorcd velvet, with crimson bonnet and fan. Miss Bcriah Wlllilns woro a dress ot wlno velvet and a bonnet to match, with monturo ot pink featbeis. Mrs, George Stulo, ot Indiana, elegant costume ot ruby satin. Mrs. Thomp son, of Ohio, elegant dress ot black satin, and Miss Thompson, pluk silk. Mrs. Judgo Gcddes' eostumo was composed of maroon velvet and molro antique. Miss Cullom, daughter of Senator Cullom, woro bonnet ond eostumo of autumn brown silk. Mrs. Willis, of Kentucky, dress of plum-colored brocade, with bonnet cu suite. Mis. I). II. Voorhccs, of Indiana, gray satin. Tho Secretary of State and Sirs. Ba3-ard and tho Misses Bayard left tho bluo room ulout l'J o'clock, as they gavo tho usual breakfast nhout noon to the diplomatic corps. The other ladles stood In lino at tho special request of tho President until 'J o'clock, when tho general rc'ceptlcu ot citi zens closed, It had been tho custom here tofore for tho ladles to retire an hour earlier. This lctt them scatco tlmotorcjch heme before their own receptions began. Mils. BUBIIMAX. Mrs. Senator Shermau was assisted by Mrs, Senator Harrison, Mrs. Col. Ilojt, Mrs, Lieut. Wood, Mrs, Cannon, Miss Pur sons, ot Cleveland, Miss Wilson, and Mrs, McKco, of Indianapolis. Mrs, Sherman's gown was black satin and Jet nasscrncutcrlo, and a diamond cress. Mrs. Harrison woro a splendid gown of whlto silk, with dra peries of cream laco. Mrs. McKeo was lu .lapuueso silk ond whlto laco overdress. llcfrc6Lmcnt8 wcro served In thu dining room, 11111 BlTUiEll's JlECEPTlO.N'. Speaker ond Mrs. Ctrllslo wcro to bo found nt their apartments at tho 111,'ga Houso niter tl o'clock, and from that tluio 011 thcro was n constant streuin of cullers. Mrs. Curllsln was assisted In receiving by Mrs. Win. It. Morrison, Mrs. Willis, Mrs. Steele, aud EMIss Dulniioy. Mrs. Carllslo was nttlrcdln 11 trained robe of palo hollo- tmno satin, with wulit and druncrles of j daik purple, hi oeaded with threads of gold, me mine oiling cuereii wnu emuruiaery in colors 011 whlto tullo. ihoslcoM'S wcroot satin, covered with polutdiichcssu laces und tho waist was cut square In fiont, having n est like tho front of tho skirt. Mrs. Morri son was attired In black brocaded satin train, with block Spanish laco over a front of all mij whltosatln. Mrs. Hticleworopluksllk dimmed with Valenciennes laco, Mrs, Vv tills wore iicarl-coloud Batlu. mado with a train, and brocaded plush petticoat. Miss Diilaucv was attired In a pilu-bluo silk, trimmed with bluo gnuzo und gold, und morl trlfimiltiirR. Tim iiitlpr.lnrliiil,l .mi. . utois, representatives, members of the dip lomatic corps, and prominent society peo ple. TUG C.tniNET LADIES Tlio Secretary of State assisted Mrs. Bay ard and tho Misses Bayard lu receiving. Their rooms wcro darkened, Mrs. Joy Cooke, Jr., Miss Sltgreavcs, and Miss An drews, of Baltimore, re-enforced tho family, Champagne, claret punch, and cold dainties wcro served continuously In tha dining iccm. Secretary nnd Mrs. Manning wcro assist ed In their charming cozy homo by Mrs. Folrchlld, the Misses Tllden, and Miss Mary Manning. Mrs. ralrchlld was handsomely dtcsscd In n trained rnlio of puco satln.wlth front of white loco nud corsage with heart shaped Opening. Tho refreshments wcro sumptuously served nud tho houso was ex quisitely decorated with plants ami flowers. Mrs. Endlcott was uuablo to see callers In the nftcrnoon. Tho War Secretary as sisted Miss Endlcott. Assisting them wcro Mrs. Crownlnshlold, Miss Bancroft, grand daughter ot tho historian; .Miss Knight and Mies Augur. Tho military men cn03cd exceedingly a most excellent quality ot rum punches, mixed by Secretary Endlcott himself, that was sen cd with eatables and other drinkables. Miss Endlcott was love ly In a dainty dress of white embroidered mull, ery simple Tho feasts of tho most splendid kings and luicces of modern Europo and ancient ItKHid were suggested by tho superb hos pltunty extended to all callers at Secretary Whitney's. In tho beautiful Louis XVT rorm Mis. Whitney was surrounded by her lady asslstantsand a host of cordial friends. At her right hand stood Mrs. William B. Hozen, rohed In on exquisite gown of del satin, en tralno and corsage, a la Pompa dour. Tlio garniture was point laco aud pearls. Other ladles present were Mrs. Itnjmond llogcrs, Mrs. Lawrence Hopkins, Mrs. Hopkins, Miss Mabel Wcddcll, Miss Poiter, Miss Wcrdcn, nnd Miss Howard. Tho Secretory dispensed terrapin and cham Bagno with munificent hospitality. Thcro Is small danger that tho tradition! of tho l'rellnghujscu houso will bo less grateful than ot jore, whllo Secretary aud Mrs. Whitney prcsldo at Its hearthstone " Tho Postmaster Goneral and Mrs. Vilas, Miss Nclllo Vilas, Mrs. l.amont, and Mrs. SteveiiBOn held a gracious reception. A splendid repast was served all tho after noon. Tho drawing rooms wero prettily decorated with ferns and fragrant flowers and the sun shono brightly in. Tho holi day tluio Is a sad anniversary In the house hold of tho Attornoy General that ot tho death of Mrs. Garland eight years ago so tho family took no part In tho day's festivi ties. THE SITHEME C01T1T LADIE1. At tho audlcnco of Chief Justice Walto tho callers began arriving shortly after tho close of tho President's reception and In creased lu numbers rapidly, tho spacious parlors, nt times, being uncomfortably tilled. Mrs. Walto and Miss Walto wcro assisted by Mrs. Martha J. Lamb, tho his torian, of New York; Mrs. Henry Walto, ot Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Huth, Mrs. Tinker, Miss llohlnson, Miss Warner, Ml6s Mainlo West, Miss Boblnson, Miss Painter, and Miss Moris. Thoy proved an ofllclcnt corps, and their brilliant conversational powers being brought Into full play mado tho parlors a cry attractive placo from which gentlemen with reluctance withdrew to pay their re spects elsewhere. Tho ladles of tho ossocloto Justices of tho Supicmo Court, with tho exception of tho family of Justlco Miller, who did uot re ceive, wcro tho recipients of many calls. Their visitors Included promlneut mcu In military, social, and civic circles, and, as was to bo expected, thoso of prominence In tho legal profession. At each residence thcro was a cotcrlo of assistants competent todlschargo tho duties Intrusted to thorn. In most Instances tho ladles were uttructtvo lu form and feature, brilliant In conversa tion, nnd their entertaining powers proved a strong inoenct In detaining callers over tho usual stopping time. TUB A1IMV ANDMVV. Mrs. Admiral Porter was assisted bv tho admliol, Miss Porter, Mis. ltlchard 'i'ovvn send, Miss Barnes, Mrs. Winston', and tho Misses Patterson, and Mrs. Porter, from tho navyyurd. Callers lingered long In this delightful homo. Mrs. Sheridan received In her lighted par lor, assisted by tbo Misses lliickcr, Mrs. M. B. Sheridan, Mrs. Blunt, Mrs. Kellogg, and Miss Wadsworth, ot Chicago. Gen. Sheridan was among thoso making calls. MM. LOGO'S LEVEE. There was a constant stream of visitors up Columbia Heights all diy vestcrduy to tho commodious mansion ot Senator Logan, nt tho comer of Thirteenth and Clifton streets. Prom early In tho afternoon until tho evening carriages and pcoplo on foot thrctultd their way up tho heights, and at one tlmo tbo services of pollco officers wcro required to preserve order aud keep tho carriages In line. It was by far the largest private reception held, and It was estimated that over l.tOU persons had called to pay their icspccts. Senator Logan was not Is Ible most of the time, but Mrs. Logan, as sisted by a bevy of charming ladles, re ceived tho callers with her usual vivacity and case, making all feel as happy as tho light of day. Tho big doublo mansion was thrown open. Mrs. Logan stood on 0110 sldoof tho portals and received her guests, ond then Introduced them In turn to her assistants, after which the visitor was con ducted to tho largo dining room, where a bountiful repast was served. Mrs, Logan had the assistance ot Mrs. Senator Sabln, Mrs. Burrows, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Hender son, Mrs. Gyman, of Colorado, Miss Mario Watcrbiiry. of Chicago, Mrs. Tyler, Mrs. Selfrldco, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. T. C. Craw ford, Mrs. Jules Guthrldgc, Mrs. Georgo Upton, Mrs. Charles Clark, of New York-, aud tho Misses .Murphy, of Minnesota. Tbo costumes of tho ladles wcro very elaborate. Tho callers Included, it may bo said, all kinds of pcoplo diplomats, senators, rep resentatives, Justices of tho Supremo Court, nimy and navy officers, and promlneut citi zens. ms. COL. WILSON'S LEVEE. Mrs. W'Hsou, tho wlfo of Col. Wilson, superintendent ot public buildings nud grounds, received her friends nt hci hand some residence, 1141 Connecticut avenue. Eho was assisted by Mrs. Wuller;auda great many people called. OT11E1I IIECEITIONS. Mrs. Gen. lllckctts, who Is a general fav orite, was surrounded by somo ot tho most popular girls In society. Mrs. lllcketts woro a robo ot black satin en traluc. nud goriilshcd with lino old lace? Mrs. Hour) Blddlc, of 1 hlladelphla, woro bluo silk anil point lace. Miss Daisy lllckctts woro an ehgant gown of crenm colored Ottoman, silk. Miss Jcnnlo Shcrrlll woro a lovolvrobo ot sky blue, veiled In Bruges lace. Others present wero Miss Mu.y Wilson, Miss Courtrlght, nnd Mrs. Nclll. Mrs. Dunlel Voorhcos and Miss Voor Ices received at tho Portland, assisted bv Misses Acklcn, Hustings, Anna Key, and Monilo Nicholson of Gcorgctovvu, and .Mrs. Ji.iues Voorhccs and Mrs. i.leut, Nicholson, Mis. Senator Dolph was asslstod I13 her dnughtei, Miss Agnes, and MlssOdoncal, Mrs. Dolph woro a handsonio nud becom ing gown ot black velvet, Miss Dolph wore a lovely dress of pluk silk, and Miss Odcncul a pretty eostumo of whlto cash mere. Mrs. Seranlon, nsslsted by her daughter, Miss Htranton, and Mrs. Scuator t'rjo. Mis. Johnson, nud Miss Johnson, received numerous callers lit the Hamilton anuow At the Portland Mrs. Bcuch, Mrs. Vor bees, Mrs. Vcllc, and Mis, Maudersoii were ot homo to their mauy friends lu their ro f peril vc apartments. Mis, Para A. Spencer, assisted by a bey of beautiful )oung ludles, received ber friends nt tho Spcuccrluu Business Col lege lu Lincoln Hall jefcterday, nud last night 11 dancing reception took place w hlch wus largely attendee!, 1 llilce Men I.ut lit hull. (Iicvcrtvmi, Mass,, Jan. 1. Tlio schooner Llzzlo Griffin, which arrived this morning from tho Grand Banks, reiioits that on Dec. 17 Louis Haines, George Cum mlugs, oud Win. Arnold, three of her crow, wero lost by tho capsizing of their doiy. TI1C3 wcro all uumarrlod and natives of Nova Scotia. l'llo Inr I)lco urlng 11 llomot. 1'jirLV. N, Y Jnu 1, Prof Brooks, of tho lied House Observatory, has lust been awarded tho Wornoi prlzo citKJMfor the discovery of comet No, U of 1835. LATEST MHGR NEWS, LIEUT. TBAirTH nF.rOIlT TO WASIII.N'IJ TO.V OX THE CONtIO COUXTilY. Jnlm Hull MIInnl(crlng" for 11 New for eign Conllug Station Urging Itoiolu Hon hi Npnln Consul Clcncrnl Wal ler's Itccrptlon Wnll. Wliltiniiiil'itnd. BntssfiLt, Jon, 1. King Leopold to-day received Lieut. Taunt, V. 8. N., who has been exploring tho Congo region." I.leut, Taunt describes tho region ot tho lower Congo as arid, unhealthy, and unproduct ive, but abovo Stanley Pool, ho says, tho cllmato Is fine, and tho resources Immense Ho will so report to tho government at Washington, adding that tho country Is now unworkable; that tho whites cannot colonize; that tho natives will not work, nnd that coollo labor Is necessary. Ho found that relations hetwecu tho white and the natives wcro excollent. JOHN lll'LI. "IIAME!IIN0" 1011 A NEW Foil EION COVI.1NO STVTIOV, BeiiLik, Jan. 1. Tho refusal ot Spain to grant tho request ot England for permis sion, similar to that given to Germany, to establish a naval coaling Btatlon at tho Car ollno Islands causes much comment, es pecially as England's request grew out ot a claim mndo by tho latter during tho dip lomatic negotiations which resulted In tbo settlement between Spain and Germany of the troubles about tho right of Spain to sovereignly over tha Carolines. Whllo those negotiations were aithclrhclghttt was announcul that England was not disposed to concede to Spain tho exclusive right ot sovereignty over tho Carollno Islands, and at al nut tbo samo tlmo It w as asserted that tho United States had mado known Its In sistence that Americans havo rights In the Carolines, which would bo Jealously and amply protected. England, however, was more ambitious than tho United States, and made known her purposo uot only to protect tho lights of ber subjects, but also to gain an Important step lu her well understood policy of aggrandizement In foreign ports by acquiring concession for a new naval coaling station. Sho al ready has such stations at moro than twen ty places In different parts of tho globe, and Is stoking additional places for llko pur poses. Tho Carolines constitute a position which, In maritime commercial Impor tance as on outlying British station, Is only second to tho other Importaut Pacific Is lands station (tho Hawaiian Islands) which England and Ucimany aro both known to covet nnd Imvo been hoping to secure, but which latter Is precluded by tho oxlstlng treaty relations between Hawaii and tho United States. Spain's refusal of Eng land's request Is understood to havo for Its foundation the fear that tho concession of the privilcgo soughtby Great Britain would probably soon bo n sourco of plague to Spain, becnuso England, onco having ob tained a foothold In tbo Islands, would not rest until she had ousted Spain from chlct control. DECOIIATIONS EXC1IAM1ED THE C.VI10LISE3 SETTLEMENT. Bnm iv, Jan. 1. Tho popo has conferred upon Prlnco Bismarck thu decoration of tho Order of Christ. Baron Schlozcr, tho Prussian minister to tl.a otlran, has been similarly decorated. Emperor William has conferred upon Cardinal Jacoblul tho decoration ot tho Black Eagle, and upon Mgrs. Gallm bcrtl and Mocenl, ot tho pope's official household, tho decoration of tho Bed Eagle, In recognition of their valuable sen Ices lu connection with tho settlement of the Caro lines dispute. 1 110 1 Ml HEVOILTION I.N SPAIN'. Mamiiii, Jan. 1, At a banquet given by republicans In honor of Scnor Xorllla tho speakers, representing n majority of thoso present, urered a revolution ngalust tho gov ernment. 'J ho tnluorit3-, headed by Senor Sulmcron, ou eminent republican' leader, protested against Uolcncc, which, thoy de clared, vvculd bo harmful ot the party's In terest. They strongly urged that help bo sought from tho moderates, A laud ot republican revolutionists mado on attempt to day to dostioy a railway 1 rldgo lu tho Sierra Morcna mountains, live members of tho band w cro arrested, It Is reported that several poisons havo leen orrcsted and Imprisoned at Cludad Ileal 011 suspicion of being Implicated lu n rc olutlonary conspiracy. Till'. ANNEXATION Of lll'llMVII. Rangoon, Jou.l. Tho proclamation an nouncing t tics annexation of Burmah to tho British empire was read hero to-day. Thcro wos a gruud parado In honor of tho event, oud n lnrgo concourse of natives gathered to hear tho leading of tho proclamation. Eng land cedes to China part of upper Biirmiili In order to niako tlio Chlucso and Indian frontier contiguous. India advocates au offensive ahd dcfcuslvo ulllaueo between China and India. LOSSOrASCIIOOM'lt ON A TOItTl'018 ISLV.N11. Havana, Jan. 1. Tho EnglMi schooner Cclawojo, from Pott William, has been lost ou one ot tho Tortugas Islands. OlIEAT SATISFACTION IN 1'Ellir. Lima, Jon. 1 (via (lolveston). Tho gov ernment has reduced the ormy to 3,0 X) men, Including Infantry, cavalry, and artillery. In the lato revolution Gen. IglcMas hud 7,0CO trcops and Gen. Caccrcs !!,000. Great satisfaction Is felt throughout tho country at tho new order ot things. A MISIJIONAIU TO III: VVT TO DEATH. LosiioN, Jan. 1. Tho king of Mombasa, In central Afrlca,has seized Bishop Hannlug ton, who has been engaged In missionary senlee, oud will probably put him to death. No reason Is given for tho King's action. A DEFEATED CANDID V.TB I'UOTESTS. D111LIN, Dec. 1. Pallllp Callan, who was defeated by Mr. Parncll's candldato In tho recent election In county Louth, has lodged a petition protesting against tha seating of his opponent, alleging that bo was elected by coercion and corruption. THE WALT. WIIITMIV I'U.NP. London, Jan. 1. Tho Walt Whitman fund amounts to 115, Among tho subscrib ers aro Mr.ltosscttl.LowlsStou'usou, Francis Darwlu, Mr. Dow den, aud Henry James, MOAT1VE 1IESUI.T 01" THE II ILK IS CON FE1IENCE, St. VETEiisiirno, Jon, 1. Tho Journal sa3s that tho ncgatlvo result ot the Balkan conference will prevent llusslafiom Join lug another conference. THE NEW LOUD M.UOIt 01' DUULIN. DciiUN', Jnu. 1. T. I), Sullivan, tho now lord major, was formally Installed in oillco today with much ceremony. Tho populuco was very enthusiastic and turned out en masso In honor of tho event. Au Immense procession composed ot citizens nnd laborers, cumlng giccu luuners nnd bearing other emblems ot a green color, was ouo of thefcaturcs ot the daj 'a celebration. Thirty bands wcro Interspersed throughout tho procession. Good order prevailed, No soldiers w cro seeu on tho streets during tho demonstration, Lord Baudolph Churchill witnessed tho procession ou foot, Ho was not molested, CONHL OE.NLUAL WW,t.Ell'S NEW BEAU'S II El E ITIO N. London, Jan. 1. Thomas Waller, tho United btiitcsconml general, guvoa brilliant New Yeai'e reception nt thu looms of tho St. Georges Club, lu Hanover square, to d:i3 . 1 ho rooms w ere beautifully decorated with Hugs, Neaily 1,000 Americans mid many society leaders attended, Mr. Phelps tho United States minister, stood by tlio sldoof Mr. Waller, nnd ussUted In receiv ing tho guests, who were Introduced I13 Mr. Peiilleld. Mt. Waller entered Into Jovhl conversation with somo of tho gentlemen patent. He said that the diplomatic rela tion between Eugluud unit the I nltud States wcieot the happiest kind, nnd that us fur ns uuy man could foresee 6iich rela tions would be maintained Among the guests were ThonusO'Coneiier, J111.U11 Mc Carthy. Piileston, Temple, Jennings, Hag galnj, Hullctt, Lnlintichiic, Ellla, Klmber, und Vincent, members of pailkunent, Con suls Bus.cil and Hale, Sir John Macdouald and Sir ChailesTuppor, of Canada; Whist ler oud Boiightnii, the artists; President fctephen, ana Messrs. Stanley, Irving, Bag' elow, Whllelj', Yates, Nonlcnfeldt, Maxim, Moplc.on. Folln, Wyndhani, Macl.caii, Lo land, Bulling, Welcome, Pint Busscy. 0CEN STEVMril STVK AT 6EV. London, Jan. 2. Tho steamer Sldonlau, Copt, Crawford, from Leghorn for New York, has been sunk oft Sj racusc, Sicily, by collision with tho Italian steamer Malta. Tho Sldonlan's passengers, crew, and valu ables u era sat ccl, 1UULIN' UAH WOIlKfl llfltNINO. IRulin, January L A gasometer bo lotigli g to thu Dublin cos woiks caught lira this evening nnd Is burning fiercely. The llamcs light up tlio wholo 0113-. llt'SSIA, TI'IIKET, AND THE 1IEIILIN' TIIEVTV. CONSTANTINOI'LE, Jan. 1. It Is stated that Bussla Insists that Turkey fulfill tho article In tho Berlin treaty providing for tbo cxccutlouof religious icfotms In Ar menia. WIDE MIC elt IIETWIT.N riU'.NCII HTVTE1 MEN'. I'aiiis, Jon. I. Thcro Is a wldo breich lctwecu M. llrlsson oud President (Irevy. It Is rumored tLnt tho termor has written to tho latter refusing to lend himself any longer to 11 combination tho object of which Is to Impose upon him (llrlsson) lasting dis credit. rnotimso ciiinv with uimivents and ItMl.W vis. BrnLiN, Jon. 1. llerr Krupp, the Deutsche flank, and tho Discount Bank will co-opriotc wlthnniulliicutlnl Lmdou fittn In Issuing lu London a loan ot 35,000, OCO to provldo China with armaments and lollwau. THE I1IIITISII CONSTITUTION'. London, Jon. '-'. Frederick Harrison, In tho nunual address before tho Pcsltlv 1st So ciety, sold that tho British coiislltutlonslnco t ho f rnuchlse had been moro democratic than tho constitution of Franco and America, with less real rcscrvo pow cr. Tho govern ment had beconio tho committee of a hugo demotratlo club called tho Commons. There wo urgent need to form public opinion Independent of politics and parts'. Posltlvlsts favored n national government for lrclond, with legislative and executive power, but ho trusted thattho latterwould not le purely democratic. Ilcrol.iu of it Workman. Cincinnati, Jau. L Tho coolness and heroism of John Beckley, foreman of a gang of street workmen, probabl3 saved sev eral lives jesteidoy. Eight or ten men tinder his direction w cro rcpulrlng aleakogo In n 10-lneh main, corner Eighth street and Kgglcston uvciiuc. They had dug a holo about twenty feet square aud ten feet deep In thomlddloof the street, and wcro quietly at work this inorMng, when suddenly a sound Ilka an underground explosion was heard from tbo cast bank ot tho cnvlty. Then tho earth of ono sldo began to slip away upldly, and was followed by an over whelming Hood of water. "Jump for your lives, 103 s," tho foreman shouted. "Climb out, climb out, or drown." Tho men began to Ecrcmblo up, but It was almost Impossi ble, aud tbo water poured lu llko a mill race, aud tho heavy banks of earth began crumbling In. It looked as though tho men would locuuglit aud drownod llko ruts lu n pit before help could be given, when Beckley called to them to climb up on his shouldeis. In that manner overs man was saved, Beckley was tho last to bo pulled otttot the ditch, and when he loft it tho w utcr w us up to his armpits. Just as ho was drawn out two sides of tho hole caved lu, earning several tons of earth into tho Claco wnero tho men had been struggling ut a moment before. But for llccklcj's action several would havo bcon caught lu It nnd lnc Itnbly drow ucd. . Oppnslnc lnrorcciuciit ot 1'nililtiltlou T.uw. Drs Moines, Iowa, Jan. 1. Tho path of the officers who attempt to euforce the pro hibition miv in Iowa Is not always atrewu with rotes. Wednesday night Deputy Sheriff 1'Icrco went to tho saloon of Lorenzo III, In tho Des Moines House, with n search warrant. Not finding any contraband In tho ban 00111, ho tried a door leading to tho cellar, but found It locked. When the bar keeper refused to open tho doorl'lerco btoko it open. Descending tho stalrciso by a dim light, ho saw a beer keg In tho cel lar, and stalled for It, but walked Into a pit about nine feet deep, tho liottom ot which was set with sharpened stakes. Plereo threw out bis arms and caught ou the sides of tho hole, and by tho aid ot Constable Ilanscu, who accompanied him, ho was res cued before falling on tlio stakes. Tbo olll ccib say tho pit had been fieshlvdug, and hod ceiy appcainneo of liavlug been especially constructed torn trap. When re leased Fierce seized the beer keg and car ried It till stairs and placed It In tho hands of Copstablo Hansen. Meanwhllo the bar keeper b,ud sent for tho pollco Two officers eomo up nnd arrested Plereo on a chorgo of Injuring tho building. Lorenzo III also filed n complaint against him for malicious in jury to a building. Tho enso has not yet I ecu decided, A Skcdmldllnc Hunk I'resldont. Clintpn, Mass., Jan. 1, Tho Luucastcr Natloual Bonk of this placo closed Its doors last night after a searching examination ot tho hooks by tho directors. President W. If. McNeil Is missing, nud has not been heard f rfim slnco Tuesday, w lieu ho was In Lowell, wiicnco ho started ostcnslblj for Boston,- He Is charged with having used tho bank's mohoy for speculative cnter I rises In which ho was Interested and which do not furnish ample security. This Is thought to bo tho eauso of tho prcscut trouble, I What tho bank's condition Is no one know s, nor can auv ono kunvv until af ter tbo (arrival to-morrow of Bunk Ex aminer (ntchell. WoncisTEii, Mass., Jan. 1, Ono ot tho directors, of tho Lancaster Natltpnl Bank, at Clifton, Is authority for tho statement that McNeil, the inl'slng president, was at tho banWTiiesdav night, wheu hotookfiout tbo ault JO.OCO lu bank notes, $1,000 In gold, iBrfeo amount of stock lu tho Uutland (Vr.) Mltblo Compaq', supposed to bo about 30,WO, nnd a lot of paper signed by himself oiid held by tho bank. It Is thought to bo ol cnit JCO.COl). .Street lSicouuter Iletvveuji !ruthorri-In-' I.iiw. CliAiti ctte, N, C, Jan. 1. At Davidson C ollego to-day n street encounter occurred Letwccn J.. D. Hood, a merchant, nnd J, W. Summers, a lawyer, In which Hood was shot and It Is, supposed' fatally Injured. Hood and Summers uro brothers-lii-luw ami quar reled about tho settlement of au estate. Hood wos attacking Summers with a hatchet thcn the latter used his pistol. . Hunt Crfw Taken Down liy 11 Whulp. Ntw BI'Dioiiu, Mv8., Jau 1. A boat's crew ot tho whaling schooner Mary E. Simmons, commanded by John P. Pciclra, third mote, wos taken down by a whalo near tue.Caiio Verde Islands on Nov. 20. No trocohf the boat or men could bo found. Arthur Word, of New Haven, was one of thocicw All tho others belonged In tho Capo Vcieln and Western Islands. Destructive liio In Missouri. M0NTHO&1 , Mo., Jan. 1. Tho largoware houso of Johjison & Buck and another building tcupled ns store looms were do stioved hj llio yesterday, and llvo dwell ing house? were torn down to prevent tho destiiietlon of tho entire business part of the tillage 'llio loss on buildings and stock i placed at $10,000: lusuraucc, WV CCO, lu Nepv i oik and Chicago companies. 1 . Mr. IIIiiIoo'h "Twenty Vein of Con- (ire..." N011WKH, Conn , ,1ml. 1, Humor havo recently been elrculntcd that lion. .lames tl. Bliilne would not complete his second lunio qf "Twenty Years of Congress." It is (luthOrltatlv civ learned to-day that tho work Is practically complete und will bo Issued In tbo latter pait of this mouth. lintel llurile'd. BllTAlo, N Y, Jan, 1 Tho Bedell House, n summer hotel ot Grand) island, ou the Niagara tlvtr was burned to-day. Loss 10,CC0. J HEW YEAR'S NIGHT. i'n. Cmimi vr.rz: " I suppose, ol course, Capt. Marine, that you'vo tuido 11 great nicnyentljto-daj '" Cut. Mamni: (under misapprehension) "Upon my word nnd honor, Madam;, t haven't played n eomo fur six weeks!" CONn.AGltA'1'ION IN" J1KTIUHT1 Tlio 1'crry lllnck nnd Wlilto'11 Tliontor Ilrstrojsd A lTrciiinu Killed Loss About $i,r.oi),ooo. Detiioit, Jau. 1. Shortly after 0 o'clock his morning smoke was observed Issuing from D. M. Terry & Co's mammoth build ing on Brush street, between Crogliauand Lnfojctto streets. An alarm was quickly turucd lu, a second aud third alarm ;tol lowing lu quick succession, there being premise of a big conflagration In tho heart ot tho business part of tho city. Tho tlio dcpaitmeut turned out lu force and soon surrounded tho burning building with tho hose. T ho llamcs soon enveloped tho w holo building, w hlch wos a mcro shell, having but one solid w all iusldo ot tho outer walls. Bravely and Intelllgentlytliotlromcnkcptat their work, but all efforts seemed futllo, tho llamcs spreading rapidly, until at ono time there w as n probability of tho whole district lu which the burning building Is situated being doomed. Across tho nlley from D. M. Ferry & Co.'s building, lu tho samo square and facing on Randolph street, nro White's grand theater and tho Wesson block aud a small building used ns a res taurant. Tho llamcs leaped ocrosi thoulloy and began to cat Into the theater. First tho root caught and soon fell In with n crash, firing tho whole Interior of the building, niter driving away tho men who had been working on the Ferry block through tho windows ot llio theater. By 10 o'clock tho Ferry block was a mass of flames, aud tho walls had commenced to full, creating some thing of a panic among tho throng ot Idle spectators. Numerous narrow escapes oc eutred among tho firemen, who worked dose to tho flames wrapped In icpcutcdl3 soaked hut inpldky-dlng clothes. At 11 o'clock tho men of number 3 fire company raised a ladder In front nt the theatre to get n better chaiico at tho flames. Finding tho rapidly advancing Are would prevent any effective work at that point, tho mcu were descending tho ladder and had alout reached tho ground when several feet of tbo cornlco fell on tlio laddcr-wngon. Captain lllchaid Flhbln was struck on tho head by tho bricks and Instantly killed, nnd Fireman W hlto was badly hut not fatally Injured. Soon after tho llamcs spread to tbo Wesson block, on the corner of ltandolph and Croghan streets, and that building was soon cm eloped In flames. Although the buildings ceres Croghan strost wcro threatened and caught ouco or twice, tho department mnunged to keep It within tbo square named, and by 12 o'clock It was fully under control. To-night tho Humes nro still raging fiercely, but havo been con fined within tho walls of tho building already mentioned. During the worst of tho fire the wind had been from tho south, and tho single building on the comer ot l.ofnjette and Randolph streets was not seriously Injured, but ail thu rest of tho square wns a total loss. Tho burned dis trict lelbngcd to what Is known as tho Brush estate, hnvluir been tho sltoof the old homestead. I), M. Ferry & Co. built their mammoth establishment K jcars ngo. White's thco'or was originally built to accommodate tho Peninsula Saeugcibiiiid, it Michigan off shoot of tho North American Saengerbiind. Tho company wns organized lu ISnO, and this music hall was built at that tlmo, be ing opened with an annual fenst Aug. SO, H-E0. 1). M Ferry A Co.'s building occu pied half tho square. Their seed business was probably tho largest In tho United States, In tho building burned to-day loi) pcoplo are usually employed, besides 100 moro employed outliclrlmmento farms out side the city, IT WAS litOUDENTIU. that tho tiro occurred 011 a lioltda)', as other wise the loss of life would huvo probably been t cry grcnt. Ddlnlto figures of losses cannot bo given, but tho total will reach not less thou $l1r.00,000. Tho stock nlono In 1). M. Fern A Co.'s Is estimated to lnvo been worth $1,000,000 to Jl.'jm 000, and their building wast allied nt $310,000. As to tho origin of tho lire there nro no well devised theories. Somo ot tho em ployes hint nt Incendiarism, claiming that thcro wcro no fires In the part ot tlio build ing first attacked by tho flames, und that some outsldo ngeney must huvo been re sponsible for tho lire. Ollleeis of tho cum pan nro completely nt a loss to account for the origin of tho lire. Olllcor I'cltcd With Stone. Montheal, Jan. 1. Tho barrlcado be tween Sto. Cunegondo nnd tho city on St. James street wns ugulu pulled down list light and again put up. A rowoccuiicd, and llio officciswero pitted with stone. Ore officer of tho Isolation forco was cut 011 the hi ml with a bottle, but no serious result ensued, A deputation from Ste, Cunegondo wolted upon the city authorities last night, mil on ogrccinent wos arrived nt by which llio illvls to withdraw thu foico from the boitleade until M0111I113 aud tho Ste. Cune gondo officials on tin It part are to comply wllh tho health regulations. Tho agree ment wns signed at midnight. llio 1'iiHliot Oieuii Vo)iigt, Boston, Jan. 1. -Iho qiilchoit stetnrr passage ever mado between Liverpool and Boston wus recorded when tho Cuiiu-d steoiiu r, Pat aula, Copt. Woolfanden.urrlv ed In Boston harbor at 7:30 11. 111, to-day. Shu lift live 1 pool Deo. '.Mat 4 p. m.passol Fasti'itliec 31 nbutita p. 111., and mad her out hnriigout East Boston about It a m to-day, thus making tho passage tothl. poit 111 eight days and fifteen nud half hours, ami to thu wharf lu eight du)s uml seventeen hours, Ifr-fL &-m AltOHTIONISTS AltltESTHl). Grout Incitement lu I.nu, Mu., nn Account or ltocont DUeotorlc. Boston, Mass., Jan. 1. Tho Lynn polleo to-day mado arrests which aro causing great excitement lu that city. Tho persons ar rested aro Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Gulld!ord They aro charged with performing an Illegal operation on Miss Sudlo E. Taylor, S3 years old, from tho effects of which sho hos since died. Charles E. Ames Is arretted ns on olleged accessory. Miss Trior's father, who resides In Burlington, Mass., having been notified ot his daughter's Ill ness, went to L3 1111, and was taking her from thcro to his houso w hen her death took place. Ames Is a married mail and a well known citizen of West l.jnn, Ho was held In tho sum of $3,000. A search warrant served at tho homo ot tho Gulldfords this morning revealed to tho police an oxtcnslvo assortment of tho Instruments known to bo used bynboitloulsts. The paraphernalia wns most complete. Tho pollco found n letter upon tho person of Dr. Guilford which vrlll provo of much value to tho gov ernment Inter cm. Tho most Import tut pat tot tho evtdcnca against tho accused Is that which comes from another patient, 11 young woman whom tho pollco found nt the homo of tho Gullfords this forenoon. She said she went to the houso n few days ogo oiul hod been operated on several times. Sho said she knew of tho Tnylor casc. Tho Gullfords havo been In L3 1111 tor fix or seven 3cnrs past. A few months ago tho pollco hud Mrs. Dr. Guilford under nr lcstcharged with malpructlco and causing the death of Mrs. A1111I0 II. Djcr, but thcro was not sufficient evidence to sustain tbo ehargo and sho was not held to answer, MIssTuvlorwoB employed ns a stitcher lu one ot tho I. nn shuc factories. Dcclliioor Shipbuilding In .Itnlnn. Boston, Jan. 1. Tho shipbuilding Inter ests of Maine have been In a depressed con dition In tho lost 3 car, tho amount of net tonnoco hating decreased from 10,101.87 In 1MJI to S:i,0M.US lu 18.s-. There bus ulo been ngrcut chungolu tho character of tho tessels built, tho majority- being under 100 tons and designed for the coasting trade. Instead of from !00 to nvi tons, as Informer 3 cars. Schooners aro becoming more pop ular. There has not been u brig built in a Maine thlpvard for two years, and tho num ber ot barks shows au annual deercasi). Thu city of Bath Is tho shipbuilding center of tho statu nnd tho ups aud downs of tho business aro well represented by tlio amount of business dune lu that district. There has been 110 such decline lu shipbuilding since 1MI1 as bus been experienced this 3'cur. No tessels havo been built lu Iho SacoorYork districts for several 3 cars, and theshlpbulld eis ot the l'u6oniaiUodd.v districts have foiled to find sufficient profit In the business to warrant their building out thing, (,'upt. (1. C G06S, of Hath, B4)i; "I am forced to I he conclusion that there will not bo n ship built In Mnluoor the I'nltcd States during the next twelve months." An llultcllf fnr tlio Miirjlund Miiinma, Annaioiis, Jan. 1. A tnluable collec tion of Arctic relics connected with tha (In el j nud tho Schley expeditions were presented to tho Murjluutl Museum 3 estcr du3 The idles belong to Seaman Georgo Ycwcll, of Annapolis, the first man to dis cover truces of tbo Greely party. Tho nitidis uro thirty-two lu number, mid cm 1 luce a piece ot llio Hag that Lockwood car ried to tho furthest point north reached by man, tho sheath of Lockwood's knife, n knife that belonged to Ellison, nu Iusldo role ot Scrgt Bralunrd', u stouo from the culm that covered tho Greely records on Bretioit Idand, nil Eskimo 11130!:, ecs of the loon, 11 pleco of tho figurehead of tho Tbctl, 11 pint of llu.ves's boat nud that found tiiiStuukuettlshind, Eskimo slippers, nnd 11 complete set of Are tie foot-wraps nnd other articles of thot-ciilov relief purty. So numerous are tlio specimen presented to the museum that the bind oillco Is being ciowded to muke room for them. They fouued a curious and Interesting urr.ij. llloml Mill 11 Along III Truck. iMilANAions Inii., Jun. 1. 'I ho body of the robler killed by Druggist Kllno on tdiic.ilu3 night wus brought to this city tcsteuluv und Identified a that of ouo Thoiupsou, who hud bull stopping ut tho Powell House hero for the past two weeks, oud who hud been under pollco surveillance sluiohls uiilvol. tin the lining ot bl hat was printed. In ullt, "New Vurk Hut More, An elu, Ilk," und It N thought that hoeuuio from Illinois. An hour utter the shouting 11 mini stopped ut a farmhouse ne.ir the Ul lage of Brood Hippie and asked tho wuv to thlHiltv. Illood stains were found iilon his true kstjcktirday, Indicating tint he was 'Ibonipsoii's companion nnd that Kline's bullet had taken effect upon him. lTiiuiiiclpiitloii I)ii In ViiKiiiin. Neuu t'i.i, 'a Jan. 1. Tho colored peu plo of this section celebrated tho aiiulvcr aiy of emancipation to-day 1 13 11 guild elvleniid milltuij paiade, which wasa very handsome nffalr. llio Vt ratlin-. Tor Washington and Uilnlty Fair, warmer weather to-day, followed during Sunday by oeul ruins and slightly col, lor weather. Hicrmouiclrio rcadmgs-ilB m, !!7'V; 7 n. ai , M o", It a. m 41 b, a p m W.0', 7 p m. 11.7 lip. m lUC, mean icmpsr dure, 119', maximum, Blip, minimum, 31 "3, inoanrelv ilvo humidity, 7S- . total prcclp'UUjn, .0 inches. If IRE STATE GOVERNOR, THE NEW CHIEF MAGISTRATE AT WOJIK IX THE "MXEYAltU OF HErOIt3f." Gov. Illl! llcltpriite S. J. Tllilcn' Sentiment nnd l)ccliirnllnn-"Siirriip- Minus ltrnintnl" of Indlrc. NViv car' liny In tho Mctrnpoll.. Ai n inv, Jan. 1. Tho day for the Inaugu ration of David B. Hill as gotcrnor of New York tato daw ncd bright and clear. This organizations that had offered to escort tho governor from the city hall to theoxt-cutlic mansion and thenco to tho capltol nsscm bled at Iho former placo. At tho capltol the governor was met by his now staff, anl with them and tho escort ho pioccr-ded to tho assembly chamber. Tlio ceremonies there began w Ith prnj cr by Bight Ilcv. Wm. Crosswcll Doonc. Judgo Wm. L. Learned, presiding Justlco of tbo supremo court for tbo third Judicial department, then admin istered Iho onth to tlio governor, previous, to which tho Judgo mado a brief address To this tho governor, after taking the oath, responded. The speech of tho governor was, In a great measure, detotcd to a rcUow of tho admin istration of his predecessors, his own nl mlnlstratlon being tho forty-seventh of the Inauguration of 11 Governor of Now York. Having spol.eu ot tho past, Gov. Hill said. It may be expected that I should say some thliiRof tlio luiiirc I pnu tlio nubllo question orihodny 1 have no sentiment to conceal, hut Hie near uppronch ot the legislative toloti to which my minimi mcMimo li to ha prcseutel lenders Innpj roprlntn their earlier expresilo 1 It I uccdltss to mid that I bate no awiraucc InRivn or pledges to proclaim, except that the principle nmiounced by 1110 ilurlmr tlio rttcnt inni ulini nro those vv hlch shall govern my official action lauumo this ofllc 0 ujitrammcleil by a aln slo promise lnconlstciit Willi tho welfare of llio people 1 havo no other munition, except llio milhrul and conscientious dl.glnirges of m duties (Jrateful to tho pcoplo vrbo havo honored mo with lliclr niftraccs, 1 enter upon the pcrforraaucoorihe duties before mo Willi a duo sense of my great rcnnntlblllly to tlio whole H-opIo whoso sevntit I am, and upon whoso wisdom, vlrture, nnd furhonrauca I rely with tho tioio that when my official term this day begun shall have ended and I shall bo permuted to lay down lis burdens, I shall bate dono something to merit their confldcnco and approval My thought to-day turn to tlio great work of administrative reform which lies before us. In Ibis Uncyard I am called by tho people to In) or The cause l vroithy of tho highest am bition, tho iitirckl efforts, and tho moit zealous odv oeacy of thoso who servo It To correct ex isting obmes, to reduce, the expenses of int ernment; In abolish useless offices; to uproot nil clul corruption, to simplify tho methods or administration nud to ralvi tho standard of official Integrity are somo of the patriotic work In wide h nil good citizens should co-operate 1 reiterate tho sentiment nud Join lu tho di dotation 10 the pcoplo oftho statu tn behalf of administrative reform slrallnr to that which wascxpressed)eiirngo by HimuelJ. Tllden to the ioplo of Ibo city or New York In re spect In municipal reform. "In jour cause t will follow where any shall dare tn lead, or lead where any shall daro tn follow." In conclusion, permit me to tender to jou -Justlco learned my sincere thank fortua Haltering terms In which nu havo seen fit to nlludo to tho manner lu which 1 havo hereto fnro performed the duller of the high trust con fided to inr care, in part, thrmniii tho well dhchorged duties of llio executive olUccrsof the past to whom I have referred, the state of New York has approached th it unprecedented grtutness which place it first umong tha smte if tho republic. It shall ho my aim to still liitlhcrailvaneotts proprlty, to promote In welfare, nnd to guard In honor The governor referred as follows to tho governors ot the statu who have liecn e hoscn to tho office of President and Vices President of tho Uulted States and lulled Mates senators .- Three nf the governors oftho stato Ocnrgo r lliitou, Daniel li Tompkins, and Martin Yaii Huron n ere clcv ated lu iho vice presidency of II e I nlteilKlati Twoof tho gov ernors hnvu been inaugurated chief mogWralci of the in Hon Martin Van lluren nnd toy Immediate Itcdeeesjor, tl rover Cleveland Ho, elected to the office of governor of tho statu by on Imincmo majority, entered upon hi executive duth-, which ho rtilOIla I lor two thirds of hi term, discharging Hum wllh such dlgnltj, sterling honesty, nud inlnstnMni: 1 ttlclcneyai merited nn troicivod liihllcupiuobiillon, nud elevated him tn the 111 t? of e titer MngMrato nf the nation, w here, tliu fur luhis ml mlnht ration, he has oxhth'tcii n wisdom and MnlcsinanllKenhlllly which hi lirgely Unreined Hie confidence which Iho jioplo reposed 111 him Mne 01 tho governors llo Witt Cltn'nii, Mortln Van lluren. Wm I, Marcy, 8 las Wright, John A Dlx, William II frcwanl, Hamilton Fish, i: li Morgan, nnd Keuben I lentou have represented this stulo in tb.t I nlted Slates Semite, aud It Is no illlcctat ou to rii) that, with their high abilities usstutouuen. Hie were ornaments to that nugusl body. IillSTINO C0NT1UCT AWAIIDED. Contracts were signed to-day bv Comp troller Chopin und Secretary of Sta'to Cook awarding tho legislative printing for thu next two3cnrs to tho Albauy Argus Com pant and tho sessions laws and slips to Banks Brothers, of Now York. EWinAll's IV NI.W IOIIK CITV. Ni.w Yoiik, Jau. I. Tho "Old Inhab itant" so3s this has been tbo mildest New Year'6 daj ho remembers lu tho metropolis. Tho weather was cry springlike This and tho unclouded suushlno caused an enor mous Inllux of tho population Into tho open air throughout tbo da3. Tho streets were Ihionged with people of all ages and sta tions. Business was totally suspended o cipt In larroouis and restaurants, lifth aveuno aud tho driveway oftho park wuro filled all day with tho car riages of thoso w ho preferred to spend their time lu open ulr rather than lit making or receiving ot call. The grass In tho public square wos as green almost us in midsum mir. Men wulkcdauout with their over eoiitsutcr their onus or with 110 overcoats. Calling was not evidently mi gcncial us heretofore, though therowas considerable of It The demand for carriages was less thm on any foimer Ut of Juminry. l!uwof unused hacks and coupes stood about In all tho public places where llicv nro per mitted to do so, Tho livery stablo people rcpoiteil business dull, and what little there wos was all In Iho evening from 4 till 10 p. 111, bilng tho most exteuded term or the licentious. In tho ninth ward, the nholu of old New Yorkers, and 111 tint part of tho city cust of Hint Broadway faces could ho seen ut tho windows waiting tor caller who didn't mil. In tho tenement hoin district the tin horn still lingered, and tlio celebration of the day wns luiiluly lu the middle of the street. "1 i.iicriiTioii IU.5IUV vi." or inih, r .'urncs A, Flack took possesion ot 1 1 1 -eoiinl3 rli rk'sotllco today. Hecxamlii'd tbo recouls as to their safe-keeping, up pointed Thomas F. Gllroy bis deputv, and thou Issued n card to the public nskliu' In dulgence of UI13 del.tv nrlslng from tin "sin repletions removal" of tho liullec of (ho ofllc, which were ttken uwa3 3ojtei lo hy Hubert l.av croft und the balance of thu scutchers who went out with him Tho major has Instructed tho corporation conn sol to tuko such action us Is rljht In Hie premise. BMW I.I'ON ON SUII'llOVUI), Tho steamship lthelii, which arrive 1 last night from Bremen, wus fouiil, on tiling boarded this morning by Deputy Health Officer Sanborn, to have tuo line nf small- io among Her steerage paitoiigcnnaiuclv . I. Hula, 0''cd 7 H'Uia und Allan llcil.i. l aged f )eiir, who, wllh their mother, won rimmed to the siua 1 ox hospital, Nmtli Broth' r Maud. Tho other steerage passou gits were vacciuiited, tho steerage w h thiuoimlilt cleansed nud fumigated, an I the ship allow cd to proeeod to tho city. Mourner Aurouiid r.e.ir Hun l'riiuclx 11. EtiiEiit, Cai. , Jan. 1. Tho steiiiiior CU3 of I better I aground on tho spit out sldo tho Heads. Tugs havo been trjlujj nil tbo afternoon to get her oil. It U believe l that the Vessel will bo n tot il wreck. Tho City of Cbtwter plied betw eeii this port und Sun Francisco, Sho Is nu liou vessel ; was built In Xili by Joint Birach, aud Is owned by tho Oregon Navi gation Compaiit. bho was chartered by thu I Pacific Coast btcamshlp Company. Tho teesclwas valued at $100,000, Her passou gers w cro lauded safely. i S . -. J'