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T1UB.1U.lt DECEMBER IB. IS78 PAYING THE INTEREST OF THE PUB LIC DEBT IN SILVER. Til following very interesting statement concerning the relative positions of gold and ailvdr coins comes in the press despatches from Washington nuder date of December 17 Tie" Secretary of ths Treasury setit td the Senate td-day'a ccnninuiiieatiori in response to the resolution bf Beck, adopted on the 3d in afant, regarding silver coin. The Secretary transmits the report made to him on the sub ject by the Treasurer, and adds under the ex Mting law either gold coin or standard silver dollars may be used in payment of interest on the toublic debt. The law does not direct which shall be paid, but leaves this to the dis cretion of the department, to be exercised upon considerations of public policy, and the practice of allowing a public creditor the op turn to torm and denominate the money ii winch he shall be paid has been observed The manifest object of the Act to authorize the coinage of the silver dollar and restore i legal tender character, when construed in con section with the Resumption Act, is that uold coins and standard silver dollars shall be maintained at par with each other, and this object can best bt obtained by paying out audi coin as may subserve the convenience o the person to be paid and not to force upon him either form of money. Any other course would discriminate against the standard silver dollar and tend to its depreciation. Tieasurer ( Jil fillan, in his report, says no distinction h;s ever been made between gold and silver moneys in the Treasurer's general co;n ac counts. The total receipts of standard silver dollars from the first of July last to Novem ber were ?5,178,345 1,500,000 being on account of customs. These figures do not cover silver certificates. The Treasurer has exchanged standard silver dollars with the public for gold coin to the amount of $1,534, 75. The coin interest paid during the cur rnt fiscal year amounts to $39,345,224. Silver chins received during the current- fiscal year have not been specifically applied io the pay mentof interest upon bonds and notes of the Umtod states, except so tar as fractional sil ver received has been used in disbursement; for coin interest in making payment of frac tional parts of dollars. This, then is the full vindication of th 'Iver movement so ably chrmpioued by Sena tor Jones. Indt ed, the silver certificates are fc once an epitome of that measure and an nwer to all arguments airamst it. "This certificate," says an authorized line upon the back of one of these beautiful devices, ' receivable for customs, ' interest upon the public debt and all moneys due the Govern iaent, and when so received may be reissued.' That makes silver as good a? gold. Also th authority to reissue the note practically doubles the amount of silver on deposit in the vault of tire Government. Ail this hows riot inly hat on? clear-headed man cau do by persistent and intelligently-directed "ffort, but it illustrates bow utterly baseless re all the sophistries of the ld rings, and how great was the outrage upon the business world when silver was demonetized. It is assuring to know that Mr. Secretary Sherman is solicitous to have it known and understood by the Senate that he is canning out, and not ijvading, the ' provisions of the Silver Bill. The zeal displaj-ed by Mr. Director Liuder rnan hi behalf of the single standard, led the public) to suspect that he was simply obeying the orders of his superior. Whether he was so doirisj or' lio, the fact (if it be i fact) that that -gentleman is about to be retired from his position of Mint Master Goneral would teem to indicate that he was going to receive the penalty of a disobedient officor, or, what's just as bad if not as inevitable, the reward of a scapegoat. At all events Mr. Sherman has descended from his high horse and come to accept with such grace as ho may command the situation as it is presented to himself and the country. In all probability, Congress will, wheu it has got through talking' politics, or, ' what's more probable, taken time to breathe between bouts, pass some measrres which will still further do justice to the cause "of sflv'r and promote fair 'dealing in behalf f the1 producer of that 'metal. A SURGICAL OPERATION. It causes and effects are thus described by the Eureka Ltuicr of Monday. Yesterday Dr. Bishop extracted from Billy Lcekman's wrist a piece of glass, about hatf n1hch in length, that has beeu imbedded in the muscles of his hand for the p;.st twenty years. In 1857,' while attending a fire, he broke iit a drug store window, and the piece of glass penetrated the ball of his thumb. He 'has 'etpttieiiced coiisiuerable ' pain At tinresj' but was not aware of the cause, and rtherphysieiaHsj before ho came to Eureka, 'p'rbrib'unced it a broken bone. It had worked m the muscles from the base of the thumb bacVtO the wrist, from which point it was extracted yesterday. ' Thfc i patient "must have oeoii relieved of some tittle piine by 'the operation. Ko& Aefcisr Abejustei). Says the ' Eurvka Stntinil' of 'Tuesday : Sheriff Carr, of Cheyenne, arrived on Sun day night?, and shortly after had air interview with Patrick alias Ross, the alleged road agent;1 -whom lie immediately recognized as tWparty'so badly wanted at Cheyenne. ' The charges pending against Patrick ere robbery fthd. assault with intent to kill, he having in July last,' in company with others, rifled a Deadwood stage, first firing among thtrnasson gers' in order to intimidate them. The papers necessary -to transfer the prisoner to the Ohttyenne "authorities were forwarded from Catomi' hist dvening, and will arrive to-night, n'd Sheriff Carr will depart with him tomor row'' intoning. Patrick ' no longer denies4 his identity, and expresses his wiliiagness tore tinVwith'the officer. RESUMPTION ATTAINED AT LAST. Ouo of the events of the day in financial circles was the sale of gold at 100 the first sale at par and it caused considerable en thusiasm in the Gold Room, the brokers waving their hats and cheering. The open ing price was 108 J, but it closed at 100, sales and bid. It was currently reported that this was a disruption of the bull clique in stocks, and that some large bulls had secretly sold Out: - So says the telegraph. The fact is, the gold ring, like the late so-called ' Confederacy, has proven nothing but a mere brittle shell, readily crashed when once finally confronted with adequate resolu tion and power. Another dispatch contains an alleged statement from Secretary Sherman which confirms this view of the case. He is reported as follows: The Secretary thinks that if any persons are faint-hearted about the prospects of re sumption thev are very few in number. He says gold seems to be coming out of old stock ings all over the country and within twenty days will not be so popular as paper, but will be in general circulation and mcroase the cir dilating medium by several millions. In other words, all the people want is con fidence in the stability and honest purpose of the Government to teach them to forget that the precious metals are the basis of 'banking, and that a government note merely needs to be recognized as upon equal terms with spe cie in order to be induced to accept the paper currency at par. LATEST TELEGRAMS. New York, December 18. Justin E. Col burn, United States Consul General at the City of Mexico, died on the 2d of December of consumption. He was in the Washington bureau of the New York Times before his ap pointment, and was formerly private secretary to Senator Sprague. Mr. Colburn's appoint raent was made last winter. Several large stores hero and in Brooklyn are now iigntod electrically. 1 he ettect is very fine. Crowds line the street to witness the new departure. The cost is about one quarter that of the old plan. Washington. December io Joseph Ken nedy, the agent here of the Chinese Six Com panics, has written to Judge Larrimore, complimenting him for his liberal course in giving naturalization papers to a Chinaman. Boston, December 10. An official state mont of the condition of the savings banks of of the State will show an aggregate loss of about $27,500,000 in deposits and a decrease in the number of depositors of nearly 80,000. Columbia, S. C, December 18. Gov ernor Hampton's condition has improved de cidedly the past twenty-four hours, and last evening he expressed the opinion that he had passed the crisis. Washington, ueeemer lhurinan is confined to his room to-day by his physician. He suffers from intercestal neuralgia, but with rest will doubtless be well again shortly. CONKL1NG AS A PRESIDENTIAL CAN DIDATE. Wimhiiigton, December 13. The reports that Senator Conkling has resolved not to be a candidate for the Presidency at the next election have the following basis, and no re: He has authorized his personal friends o say that he will not be a candidate against General Grant, but that, on the contrary, if Grant's name is brought before the Repub lican nominating" convention he (Conkling') ma ins inenas win earnestly support- it. rtevertheiess there are abundant indications visible to his intimate associates that he does not believe Grant's nomination possible, and if Grant either dtclimvs i r fails to ob tain the nomination Conkling's claim will un loubtedlv be urged with at Iea3t his consent Meanwhile, although, like Blame, he refuses to admit it, he aspires to the next normna tion. It is manifestly good policy fur him to tiduce a warm feeling toward himself sec nd choice on the part of all of General Grant's present supporters. A .1 -U7. TVmvery. fcays the Silver Sbxte of Tu.--Mi.tv iast: r'ie jai.or was astonished this morning to fi.ii that one of the cells in which he locked up two prisoners last night was empty and the prisoners nowhere to be found. One of them was Charles Miller, who pleaded guilty to the crime ot ourgiury robbing Ueorge Berrott aud had just been sentenced to three years in the State Prison; t'le other was Diehl Christman, who pleaded guilty to lndict'iient for grand larceny stealing a horse from Al Shaw and was sentenced to one year in the Mate I'rison. lhey ware confined in an iron cell in the centre of the ail, from which they escaped by sawing the upper bolt of the door, an iron bar two and a alf inches wide and half an inch thick, and then prying the upper part of the door from he side of the cell, making an opening large enough for them to get through. From the jail they got iuto the yard by digging out the bricks under one ot the window sills, and re oponing "the hole througli which prisoners es caped a few weeks ago. No trace of them had been discovered up to 2 r. m. to-day. Mvktbkiocs DmprKABANCB.- Of the mys torioua disappearance of a mute the Reveille of Monday says: Heury Nicholl, a deaf and dumb man, resi dent of this city for about six months, left hero about two months ago ostensibly to go down to Reese River on a fishing trip, leav ing his clothing, bedding, etc., iri the room occupied. The fact of his not returning leaves a mystery about it that none are able to solve. If any of our exchanges know anything of this individual they will please report. Still HRPi!TO.-The Riiio Journal is still uiidor the hallucination of prospective woolw mill. A PLAIN CASE. "Suppose," said ho. in acoents soft, ' A fellue, J-.ist like rac. Should axle little girl to ed - What woulu the answer oeT" The maiden dropped her liquid eye; Her smiles with blushes mingle; "Why seek the bridle halter when You may live on Sur ciniile?" And then hespoko: "Oh! be m bride. I ask you once again: You are the empr.-KW of my soul. And there shall ever reiu. "I'll never tire of kindly deads To wip your gentle heart; And saddi ba ths shaft that rends Our happy tiros apart !" Upon her cheek the maiden felt The mantling blushes giow Sb took him for her faithful hub. To share bis wheel or wboa. Exchange Fatal Accident at Bodie. The Bodie Stamford of December 16 makes the follow ing reference to a fatal accident: On Sunday afternoon last, while Lawrence Sheridan was busily engaged in the lower level of the Mono shaft, the heavy iron cage, used for hoisting purposes, dropped a dis tance of nearly 100 feet, striking the unfor tunate man with such force that death ensued in a few moments. Deceased was a native of Ireland, a member of the Miners' Union, aud aged about 28 years. His remains were inspected by a jury empaneled by Justice 1 eterson, ana tne examination into me cause of death commenced on Sunday evening, and after the hearing of several witnesses was postponed until this evening at 7 o'clock. The examination of witnesses will continue and a verdict rendered as soon as the testi mony is all in. The body of deceased was forwarded last night to Virginia City, where his friends reside. We shall reserve any comments on this unfortunate occurrence until after ths verdict of the Coroner's Jury MARRIED. A the Ormsliv House, by Hon. C. A. Witherell, Justice of the Peace, Sir. Harry Maymird to Miss Carrie Wood of the Marnard & Wood Combination 'troupe. The happy pair stood the ceremony like a major, and at the end of the first(and flnal)round both came up smiling. The AppsaIi printers, acknowledging tbe complimi nts ot the occasion, wish the newly marriod pair " n:any happy davs " NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Cll HIST 31 A. S EFE l A SELECT SOCIAL WiLL BE GIVES AT TUB NEW OPERA HOUSE TUESDAY EVENING (CHmTMU EVE,) December 24th, 1878, VISPKR THE AUSriOES OF MELONS & LANCER'S Fl'LL BAND Dancing t orn 8:30 P. M. till 2 A. M tOJIISIO S2 OO FRANK BOSKOWITZ. 1 CHANT TAILOR, ii M.N'S AMD 83YS L O T H I fJ G ! c HATS AND CAPS, ? BOOTS AND SHOES, I The Only One Price Clothing Store in Carson ! COTOTV BUILDING, tireet Crim Cltf, Mrmda, t arson Street decUtf CHARLES W. FRIEND, Watches, Jewelry, GENUINE HAVANA CIGARS AND TOBACCO. N. B All the preson stock is new and of the latest stylus, aad purchased expresslj for Tlio EColidays, And will be sold upon the most reasonable terms. Deoember IS, 1S78. CARSON SKATING PARK. TVTOW fKV FOR THE ITE OF OVE11H 1 6(J of lee Skating. ft presents a surface of Ice 250 feet square, and its ijTcatcst aeptn is rj teet. so mat H is sale ft-r children. l nerd n a comiortauie ouueune tor tne use of patrons. iiff 'No Skatt for rent. i Admisaion 50 rt i Children 35 cU LaJins free. Ww M. LYNCH, Proprietor. Carson, Dooember 14, 1373. FURNISHED HOUSE FOR SALE. r VIM. OFFER FOR HAIE JIY Furnished House and adloininz trrjunds. situated opposite the barlivW Bank, -in this city. Title good and terms reasonable. For ftirther particulars enrure of TrMiioor Cothn, I 1 .. . T t k. T3..1U: - - - -M. F..1I01XT08HJ Carson, VSr., Ocbor 10, 1S7S. m THIRTY-StVEftTH ANNUAL TOUR THS F AMOUR, OLD-TIME AND ONI-T ORIGINAL HITC1I FAMILY! Tribes of John and Jesse, Who will bs at ths Carson Opera House Saturday S Monday Evenings, December 2 1st and 23d, In their world-wide concerts. ADMISSION ONE DOLLAR No eitra charge for reserved seats, to be secured at the usual place. CARS OS THEATER. MATNARD & WOODS Proprietors FOR FOUR NIGHTS ONLY ! Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, DECEMBER 18th. 19(h, 201 h and 21st. THE GREAT KtiiTKHN TKlll PK : VACDEVIL.LE MAOVMI FBOTHINGH MS NAUBHTY BLONDES! TH33 OAK"- Cj&.lSr 40 First Class Artists ! 40 Including a host of Singer, Dancers, Vocalists and Funny Men. w SEE THE LIVINQ STATUES! X. B. N'one but gentlemen admitted. PRICES AS USUAL. fdclS GRAND INVITATION M ISQl'EBADE PARTY TO BE G.VEN Twilight Social Club, KEW CAKS3N CFESA HLUSF, Friday Evening, Dec. 27, 1878. The Celebrated Cstumers, Hesd&mes J.M1N k FOS TER, of San f-ancicii, will bo here with an elcyvht as sortmentuf Coetutnos, acd will Furnish th tarns at Heaconnble Kate. K?pe?ial pains will be taken 'o prirent the entrance of iHiy improper or objectionable characters, either to the iliiice-liall or gallery. ADMISSION: nry $2 OO Call-ry 5o To th To tne MRS. M. J. WAGNER, OF VIRGINIA, Will be iu Carson City. NKXT DOOR TO THE CARSON" OPtRA HOUSE, on Monday, December 16th, With a full line of Millinery, and I nd e- ' and Ham Children's Trimmed THE LATEST STYLES December 14th, 1878. AND LOWEST PRICES. DRESSMAKING. JIRST CLASS OflKHMAKINO DONE" Cutting and FHtlnc a pcialt( In the liaei Sty leu. Patterns cut to measure, and warranted to At. Call at northeast corner of Currv and Proctor streets. MRS. J. W. BAULKY. Carson, December 14, 1878. FOR THE LADIES! JAUIES' A CHILDREN'S lADEBWElR, AUD INFANTS' CLOTHINQ OF ALL FINOS. ALSO The Celebrated Union Under Flannels, AK0 Dres Reform Corset Waist, A Full Line of Ladies' Fumiihin; Goods direct fmm New York, Circulars sent on application, and orders by mall a:tendod to promptly by MKS. S. A. TEMPLE, Acent, Virginia street, Reno, Nevada. October "th, 1878. For Rent. : A SMALL DWELLING HOT'S E. '' eontalnirir four rooms, and situated one block fc'lf north of Machine Shon. Hvdrant water in tbe boiiM. and ill .neary ut-buildi'iigK attached. Apply at this oiflc. dclitf OP GILLSOIM BARKER. ESTABLISHED OCT. 1, 1873. T 1BK CNDKR8IGNKD IIAVB JVAT RECEIVED A LARGE INVOICE CELEBRATED DIR1XT FROM CHICAGO. ATiSO FAIRBANKS' LARD. These Goods are fresh from thd Manufactories, and For Sale Oboap! Call and examine their Immense StoeU Cars.n, October 5, Mi. SAVE YOUR MONEY AX D BUY YOUR GOODS AT OLCOVICH BROS. THEY KEKP THK 13 J3 iS T Or 3 : THE Jjatcst Styles ! AXD- HAVE THE GREATEST SELECTION -OK Dry Goods & Clothing. B30TS AHO SHOES, IN THE WHOLE ST.VTB. IT IS YCUR INTEREST TO TRACE WITH oixovicii linos Carson, October 24 1878. GfrEAT BARGAINS IN DIIT GOODS. LADIES' SOOTS ANO SHOES, LACES. O AXl 33 T f3 Htr. .Ete. .V.tr. 31 "im JACOB HE f K B C K being almt to rcreivi? an intoioe of NEW AND DESIRABLE GOODS fn tbelr line from the F-ast and from Europe, to nwi (h demands of the Fall Traoe, oifcr their gr.t and varlsH stock for sal at ' GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. Here then is a chance for Rare Bargains in Everything I Csrsnn, August fflh 1878.