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THE INDIANA STATE SENTINEL TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1874.
AX OLD CHRISTMAS CAROL. So. now Is come our Joyful feast. Let every man be jolly; lUcit mom wi'h Ivy leaves Is drest. And every pot with holly. Though sirne churl at our mirth repine. Hound your forhead garlands twine; Irown sorrow in a cup of wine. And lei us ail be merry. Now every lad wondrous trim. And no man minds hi labor; iir lasses have provided them A lwK-iiie and a tJbor: "Ynmm ni-n and maM. and girls and boy, iiive hf to one anoi her Joys: And vou anon Rhali by their noise fvjveive that they are merry. Ned sah has fetched his bands from pawn, A nd h!1 his tst arprwel ; !ttlk Nell hath honjflit a rnfT of lawu With lircjjpinsotf the barrel; And those that hardly all Uie year I !. I l-e.l to eat, or raus to wear. Will hBve bolh lothes and dainty fair. And ull tiie day be merry. Now kyrsn and queens poor sheep cote have, And maw witJi everybody; Thf honest now mar play the knave. And wise men play the noddy, Nome yov.ths will now a mumming go, jstne oSh'T play at Howland-ho, And twenty other gameboys nio, B.f,iai.e tuey will be merry. Then wherefore In these merry daies .-hr.!,l we. I pray, be duller? .No. lei losing wme roundelayes, To inaxeour mirth the fuller, And, whilst thus inspired we sinir. l l :ill the struts with echoes riii, v '.od and tills and everything, 1- ar witness wo are merry. MISCELLANEOUS DRIFT. NEWS AND GOSSIP. P-ston boys are called hub-bub. I 1ot3 in a cottage have any reference to war in Ash&ntee? I'ull many a turkey is now a ghost that one hort week ago was a goblin. Kaleigu hasn't a public school in the city, Init there are thirty-nine saloons. Th Baltimore oyster war promises to con tinue so long as the shells hold out. Beside the great consistory on the 22d, at Komc, there v. ill be another held there about Kaster. IViiTereaje between a tute and a Dutchman : i ne is a hollow cylinder, and the other a Hilly Holunder. Corn cribs, cows and choirs contribute to tha noli lay entertainments. They luruish .mush, milk and music. There were something like 10,000 weddings Christinas eve. The divorce statistics have not been prepared yet. I'residect MacMahon and bis wife have contributed 5,000 francs to the sufferers by Ihn Vilte du Havre disaster. A distinguished Irish gentleman, visiting A'ermont, said he never before saw land so plenty that it had to be stalked. A clear inconsistency When a man's oir- -u instances become most crooked ami twist ed, they are said to be straitened. t -hica jjijwisbesjto be considered,! he metrop olis of art on this continent on the strength of numerous valuable importations. A Wisconsin school teacher fell a distance of eighteen feet, and ten minutes after was hearing the class in geography recite. The stockholders of the National Trust 'onipany offer $5,000 for the apprehension of TL .T. ;rier, the absconding cashier. The Indian? around Omaha have a tond- ness for putty, and chew great puds of it probably to prevent their lights from fallin out. The Fair flower of the Facific Slope is get ting ready to develop another pistil. In other words, Laura D. Fair is again mar rind. The snow is very deep on some sections ot the Central Pacific Ilailroad, requiring, in the Sierra Nevada section, five engines to draw one train. They have been convertinx the Baltimore sinners at the rate of 400 per day for a month. Well, the oysters are put up la better shape than they were. An obituary notice in a Western paper contained the touching intelligence that the deceased "had accumulated a little money and ten ehildreu. When Shakespeare made his observation about patience on a monument, he didn't allude to doctors' patients. They are all un der a monument. The llev. William V. Feltwell. rector of Grace Church, West Farms, X. Y., having Joined Bishop Cummins, has been compelled to resign bis position. All the Chicago newsboy has to do, is to bawl "coaimnnist" at the top of his voice, nd then the old ladies and editors in hear ing scamper cfi in a fright. There is a town in Massachusetts where there has not been a wedding lor fifteen years. It is the place where good bachelors and old maids go when they die. The Cleveland Plaindealer says: "Does Tw eed hold a trump card?" Wo can not way, but there la no doubt that If lack well's Island holds a "knave." Toledo Blade. A Baltimore paper speaks of a boy who -was bitten by an alleged mad dog. This is to avoid hurting the dog's feelings should he merely be laboring under a temporary al:rration. The Newburypcrt baby show was a suc hen. A young la?yt aged twenty months, took the prize. It has not been ascertained, whether according to the laws of her State, he can hold it or not. A Liverpool hospital refuses to accept a gilt of a thousand pounds until the donor 5?ivcs Ids name. That hospital won't flourish until it is put into the hands of a competent buinoHs man like Dawes. Gail Hamilton says;, "Not the least of the many benefit wrought us by the clergy is "the Mveet somnolence which so gently and IxMiiguly broods over a weary and happy n erection on a nultry Sunday alter- OOI1 It U rumored that Geo. W.French, general freight agent of the E. and C. H. R., haj ten dered hU resignation, to take effect on the Ist of January, and that he will be succeeded by K. S. Babcock, Jr., general agent of the ho. Louis and souincru. A Green Bay woman, whose husband kir ka her down stairs every second night, mys sho likes to Icok over his old letters commencing witi: "My dearest, darling little anzel Minnie, Heaven alone knows the depth of my love for you." 'Have we a Bourbon among us?" asked a pa blie speaker cf a Kansas City audience. Wall. I reckon, stranger, said a long-haired man, neatly arrayed in the Terean costume; I've a bottle of the red eye hyar. Will you have a nip? The lecturer wa sorry his meaning Lad been misconsiruetu American armyj officers have been era ployed by the Khejlive of Egypt for five yearn. This is to build up his army on a solid basL. While in the Egyptian army the onicers will be paid in gold at the same rate . ... . . . v t t . a i Ii reiiinnAratiiin !it in ma united omw army for a similar rank, and the terms and date of payment will bo promptly carried out according to the specifications of agree ment. Among those who will leave during the next ten days are Colonels Iteid, Martin. Rogers and Basselt, aU well known as hav ing been connected with the United States service in varioas parts of the West and Southwest. It is understood that General II. II. Sibley, of Sibley tent fame, has re signed his connection with the Egyptian ser vice, but the cause of his resignation conld not be ascertained, although supposed to be connected only with domestic or family mat ters. AX IM PORTA XT LEU A I. ijUKSTIOX I'X DER TUR TEMPERAXCE LAW. A case, involving an important legal ques tion, is now on the docket of the Supreme Court for hearing. It is the case of Casper Reinhard vs. the State of Indiana, brought from Jefferson Circuit Court. The original caewas that of the State against Casper Reinhard, for selling intoxicated liquors ithout a permit. Reinhard was a bar-keeper of one Johnson Conway, and was prose cuted individually for havingsold spirituous and intoxicating liquors without a license, in violation of the statute. Using convicted of the charge h ) was sentenced by Judge Al lison according to lawt A motion for a new trial was made by the defendants counsel, setting forth that the finding was contrary to law and the evidence, ud that the court erred in permitting the plaintiff to introduce a judgment against Conway, for Belling liquor to an intoxicated person. The court overruled the motion, holding that the judgment against Conway forfeited his license to sell liquor, according to the tem perance law. The points in the affidavit in reference to the sale of intoxicating liquor by the defendant Keiuhard are admitted by the defendant, but the permit of Conway's is produced. It is also admitted by the State that at the time of the sale of the liquor, Reinhard was a barkeeper of Conway's, the owner of the saloon. But it is claimed by the State that Conway was convicted of sell ing intoxicating liquors on the 15th of Sep tember, 1873, to an intoxicated person, thus forfeiting his license. The legal question in volved is whether the act of selling liquor to an intoxicated person forfeits the li juor license under the temperance law. THE WEEK OF PRAYER. PROGRAM TOriDE THE DEVOTIONAL EXER CISES OP KXT WEEK. The services and subjects for the coming week ot prayer. will lo as follow?: Sunday, Jan. 4: Sermons The Unity of the Christian Church; the real (tlieness of all true believers; hindrance and motives to union; the blessings to be hoped for from the union of believers in prayer John xvii., 21-23. Monday, Jan. 5: Confession Our com mon unworthiness and guilt. Thanksgiv ing For national, domestic and personal mercies, temporal and spiritual. Supplica tionFor special blessings on the Week ol Prayer. Dan. ix., 7; Mai. iii., 10. Tuesday, Jan. 6: Prayer For the Chris tian Church; for our increase in laith. holi ness and love; for persecuted and Buffering Christians; for Christian liberty; and for the more abundant outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Col. i., 9-1 1; Heb. xiii., 3; Heb. iii., 2. Wednesday, Jan 7: Prayer lor Families. Home and parental influence; sons and daughters; the absent, the sick, the erring; inmates of prisons; all educational institu tions. Ps. cxv: 1214: cxliv: 12. Thursday, Jan. 8: Prayer for Nations. For peace" among men; for public virtue and righteousness; for the banishment or intemperance, dishonesty, infidelity and superstition, and for the effusion of pure and Christian literature. Is. lx: 17, 18. Friday, Jan. 9: Praver. For the evangeli zation of all nominally Christian countries; for the conversion of Israel ; for seamen ; for missionaries; for the spread of the Gospel In Moharrmedan and heathen countries; for the conversion of the world to Christ. Ps. xxi:31; exxii: 6; Heb. xiii: a. Saturday, Jan. 1U: Prayer. Prayer for Christian ministry; for Sundry Schools; for revivals. Matt, ix: U8; Deut, iv: 1; Heb. iii: 2. Sunday, Jan. 11: Sermon. .Subject: Christs's kingdom universal and everlasting. Ps. xcvii: 1, 2. Results of the Sixth Gen eral Conference of the Evangelical Alliance. NECROLOGY OF 1873. THE ILLUSTRIOUS DEAD. The illustrious dead of 1S73 foots up a long list. The following is a tolerably complete catalogue. January. The ex-Emperor of the French. Napoleon III.; Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton; the Rev. Adam Sedgwick; the Dowager Em press Amelia, of Brazil; the Honorable and Rev. Baptist W. .Noel, and James Lianna v. the English novelist. February. The Dowager Empress of Aus tria Caroline Augusta, widow of Francis I.: J. W. Geary, of Pennsylvania; Caroline Caesebro, and Gustave luchard, the eminent French artist. March Bishop Mcllvaine, Judge H. II. Leavitt, Viscount Assiagton, Speaker of the British House of Commons; Charles Knizht. the Marquis Cbasseloup Laubat, Amadea Thierry, Domenlco Donelll, and Prince Nicholas, Brother of the King of Sweden. April y . C. Macreadv, Justus Von Lie- big; the wife of President Flgueras, of Spain; George Bliss, Earl De la Warr, who com mitted suicide. May W. II. McGnffey, the Earl of Zet land. Chief Justice Chase, Oakes Ames, John Stuart Mill,. Joel Parker, The Kev. John At wood, Daniel Pratt, Thomas Robin son. Alexander John Couza, Prince of Moldavia and ex-IIospodar, and Alessandro Manzoni, Italian author. June Count Venullle. Mansfield T. Wal worth, Ratizzi, Prince Adelbert of Prussia, F. l. u. von itaumer, norace f. Clark, Lewis Tanoan. Hiram Powers. President S. Talbot, of Dennison University Ohio, and Jesse R. Grant, father of the Prcsideat ot tha United States. July. J. G. Wilison, member of Congress from Oregon; Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Winchester; Lord Westbury, ex- Chancel lor of Gieat Britain; Baron Wolverton, and Mrs. Cllve. author or "Paul Ferroll." August. R. S. Storrs, D. D., of Braintree, Mass., Gardiner Spring, D. D., of New York; the Rev. John Todd, D. D., of Pittsneid, Mass., and noioraon tiowaru, i). u ex- President of the Ohio University , at Athens. September Count Charles Esterhazy com-. muted suicide at Vienna; lien. F.d. S. Mc Took was murdered at Yankton, Dakotab. The wile of Prince Bismarck; Dr. Aug. Nel- aton, the Irenen surgeon; J. J. Coste, the French naturalist; F. Guerrazzi, Dictator of Kome under tue Ke nubile or 1H4'J; Prince Croney Chanel, who claimed tobe the lawful King ol Hungary; and CJara Mündt, known under her nom de plume of L. Mumbach. October Sir Edwin Landseer; Robert Bigsby, the English antiquarian; Silas Tot ten, LL. D.; King John of Saxony; Sir Hen ry Holland, and Cyrus Wakelield. November. Sir William Bovill, Levris Oaylord Clark, of Knickerbocker fame; John Early. Laura Keene. General W. J. Hardee. H. C. le Eham. Mrs. R. E. Lee, Daoud Pasba, the lurKisn statesman; (Jen eral Delalield, James H. Lucas, L. R. Bisch offsheim, ex-Senator John P. Hale, Con stantme Costi, Governor Richard Yates, of Illinois. December. Bishop Armitage, of Wlscon sin; Charles McAlister, one ot th Peabody trustees: James W. Johnson. Eouitv Judtre of Nova Scotia; Ambrose White, Louis Agassiz, Samuel Nelson, ex-Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; John S Hopkins, Frederick Dent, father-in-law of I President Grant; Francois uogo. THE SUNKEN STEAMER. LAST OF TUE VIRGINIUS. ARRIVAL OF THE SANTIAGO TRISONKRS RETI CENCE OF THE OFFICERS OF THE OSSirEE TO IMPART INFORMATION THE VIROINIUS GOES DOWN IX A GALE NEAR CAPE FEAR LIGHT-HOUSE. New York, Dec. 9. After the landing at the yard last evening, of the surviving members of the passengers and crew ot the steamer Virginius, they marched in an ir regular line to the Fulton Ferry, taking the boat there to New York, and thence pro ceeding to the Cuban restaurant, in Pine street, where they were hospitably enter tain!. They were clad in navy uniform of the United States, and marched through the streets, showing no tigns of the recent suf fering. When transferred to the tug boat from the Juniata, which carried them to this port from Santiago, they gave rousing cheers for their several lienefactors. leading off with three for the commander of the British steamer .Niobe, to whom they feel indebted for the preservation of their lives, When the United States steamer Ossipee was boarded after her arrival here, the absence of the steamer Vir ginius, which vessel the former whs com missioned to bring into port, was explained, and the startling intelligence communicated tbat the Virginius, which, being all along in a leaking condition, had, when off Cape Fear, and in sight of land, in spite of all the efforts of the crew aboard her, settled and gone to the bottom. The Times furtheradds that the officer of the deck of the Ossipee said he had strict orders not to communi cate with anybody in relation to the circum stances attending the foundering of the Vir ginius. He would not give the date of the occurrence, or the place where it happened. However, he made no attempt to deny the accuracy of the report as to the FOUNDERING. OF THE SHIT. The Capjain of the Revenue Cutter Grant, who boarded the Ossipee, is reported saying that the captain of the latter vessel informed him the Virginius had bt en lost off Cape Fear. Although no official announcement has been made of the loss of the Virginius, no one doubts the truth of the statement. A dispatch from Wilmington, North Caro lina, rejorts a sunken vessel, supposed to be the Virginius, nine hiiles south of the main bar. The Herald has a special dispatch from Wilmington, North Carolina, having that Captain Wiltbanks, of the steamer lonawan da, which arrived Sunday, reports passing a sunken vessel nine miles south of the main bar, with only the top masts or the top gallant masts out of the water. A steam tug sulsequently visited the spot, ner onicers concurring in the opinion that the sunken vessel was undoubtedly a-squarb rigged steamship. A pork barrel was float ing about the wreck, attached to it by a twelve inch hawser, the hawser having evidently been used as a tow rope. Pilots at Bald Head, at the mouth of the river, state tbat Friday last thev observed near the spot where the vessel lies a large steamship in tow of a lull rigged ship. The above facts taken in connection with the telegram that the steamer Georgia, from Charleston, had spoken the Virginius in tow off Cape Romain on the 24th inst., at two o'clock p. m., reo- i ders it tolerably certain that the sunken ship is the world-renowned Cuban filibuster vessel "Virgiuius." The pilot boat from Smith ville visited the spot Sunday evening, and the men who were on her fully agreed in the opinion that she is the steamship. Only a few feet of the main mast is VISIBLE A ROVE THE WATER. It is thought that when she wan abandon ed the pork barrel was placed as a buoy to mark the spot where she went down. Lieutenant Commander I las well, of the Ossipee, mado the following statement to day concerning the loss of the Virginius: The Ossiroe left Tortugas with the Virginius in tow on the morning of the I5in inst. lhey bad fair weather until the afternoon of the Saturday following On that day a gale sprang up, and they continued to have rxd weather, and the Virginius signaled that she was leaking badly. Captain Wal ter therefore determined to shape his course for Charleston, S. C, but as they got into smoother water the Virginius behaved better, and the water was kept out of her fire room. On the morning ot Christ mas day, however, tne severe weather hav ing continued, the Virginius was again leak ing badiy as ever, and the vessels put into Frying Pan Shoals, about ten miles south of Cape Fear light-house, where smoother water could ue ootainea. nero the vessel came to anchor, Capt. Walter hoping the Virginius would nae out the gale. Before daylight the next morning (Friday), Com mander Woodrow signalled with lights that the Virginius was leaking rapidly, with the fires out and the pumps stopped, and that the crew wished to be taken off. The boats were lowered lrom the Ossipee at daylight, and by seven a. m. all on board the Vir ginia WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE FORMER VESSEL. As a heavy sea was running, the work ol removing the crew was one of much danger and difficulty, and therefore no lives were risked in endeavoring to save their personal effects or any other property on the Vir ginius. The hawser of the irginius was cut and a buoy attached to it to mark her position in case she sank out of sight. The Ossipee remained at anchor during the day, and at a quarter past four p. m. the Virginius, which had been gradually settling, went to the bottom. She sank in eight fathoms ot water, and her top masts re mained above the surface. The Ossipee then resumed her voyage to this port. The naval officers were very reticent to-day, and the above statement was not obtained until the United States District Attorney was com municated with and removed the seal of secrecy. The released captives of the Virginius remain at . the uuoan restaurant on Pine street, and the scene theie this morn ing was one of the greatest enthusiasm. Resolutions were adopted giving thanks to Captain Israine. of the Juniata, for his kind ness, and expressing sympathy with him in the loss ot his son. The ex -captives also re solved to attend the funeral of the child. The released Virginius prisoners to-day passed votes of thanks to Commander Braine and the other onicers of the Juniata. Engineer. Knight of the Virginius, said the original sentence at Satiago was that the en but the Captain of the Isabella Catbolica did not wish a gallows made of his vessel, and ohtcined a change ot sentence to death by shooting and a commutation of sentence of seventeen ot the crew to the chain gang, Knight, the Quarter Mater and one or two others were accordingly sentenced to the chain gang for life, and the other thirteen, all of whom were boys, to eight and four years hard labor on the gang. A life sentence or this kind was regarded as worse than death. STORY OF THE CALAMIXT. Lieutenant David C. Woodward, who was in command ol th Virginius at the time of her sinking, says in his official report, that when he took command on the 17th at Dry Tortugas, the vessel bad water in all her compartments. Stores were receieved on board, and a working party from the Ossipee coaled the ship all night. Next morning she stopped coaling, and put the hands at work pumping and bailing, the water having gained two feet during the night. At eight o'clock In the morning the water was up to the grate bars in both fire rooms. The for ward compartment had a depth of four feet, and the after compartment two feet and six inches of water. At four p. m. she was so much reduced that fires were started under her boilers. Capt. Whiting expressed himself satisfied that the Virginius was in a fit condition to start north, and about two o'clock she went to sea in tow of the Ossipee. As lonj,as the sea was smooth everything progressed favorably, but the storm arising, the vessel leaked so badly that he had to plug up the timber holds in the forward bulkheads to keep the fire rooms clear. On the 22d he threw overboard part of the bower anchor and all heavy weights in the hold, and shifted tho coal to lighten her forward. On the afternoon of the 23d there was eight to ten feet ot water in the forward compartments. The men were worn out, bunks drenched, and no place to sleep. Under these circumstances. Wood ward ad vi35d the captain of the Ossipee not to go further north, but to take the Virgin ius into Charleston, where there was a dock. On thelth the boiler was in such a wretch ed condition that it was impossible to carry more than five pounds of steam. At five a m. on the 2Gth tho water gained so fast 88 to put out the fires, and Wood now signalled to the Ossinee . to take the ere crew off the irginius immediately. At this time the forward com partment was full of water, and up to within a loot and a hait of the spar deck; live feet water in the hold, and water over the grate bas in the fire room and the af ter compartments. The sea was very rough and it was blowing a gale When the boat from the Ossipee came un der the Virginius' bow the landsmen were put in first. It took fine work to take all the officers and n;en off the sinking vessel. At seventeen minutes past four in the after noon, the Virginius sank, the bows first, in eight fathoms of water. For lour days the men in the fire room worked in water up to their knees, and at the time .they left the ship, were nearly exhausted. THE WORKER'S APPEAL The cold winls whistle through the leafless trees. The Know flakes fly before the chilling gale, While atliuence, with rich, luxuriant ease, No pity shows, nor hears the worker's wall. Oh God ! I ask not tor the beggar's bread : TtlPS' U'illint' limiik nrn rou.1v na hufnriii But starving eyes stare 'round my 'wildered And wintry frosts creap thro my lowly door. The dear ones of a mother's tender care. With shivering limbs are gathered near her form, Alas! with them she's naught but want to share, And turns to view the unrelenting storm. Compassion have, ye great ones of the laud, A pittance Ki ve from out yonr ample store. Extend to honest toil the helping baud. ii'uo i-an oe very ricn wnere none are poor. Nw howls the bitter, piercing blast ncaia. The dear ones closer to their mother "cling; In vain fell from hereyes theburniu? rain. sne wetps uo more, yel MJunt sorrows wring, Oh ! can it be that here in freedom's home, Such scenes as these are coldly looked upon? Is there no spot 'neat h heaven's arching dome. unc JU3UCU rcigus or mercy lias DCgiiUT Mnt fctlll the world In love of hell-born gain. mis nose juh goui, wniie orothers starve around. While writhe their souls with hunger's mad- Ut-fllHK HIIJ, nd north winds pierce with cheerless, Iipjhj les sound. PERSONAL. If John L. Samp, of Joliet, over has a son. won't he be'Samp-sou? Mr. Hamuel Wire, the Sherrtf of New Haven", Is the oldest Freemason in Connecti cut. Dr. Mary Walker is not sick as reiorted. Ah ! thero are many bitter disappointments in this life. Mrs. Williams would never do for the (od- dess of Justice. Her eyes are too bright and wide open. Ion. Butler's cross and crabbed temper is said to have leeu aggravated by his failure to ride a velocipede. A highwayman said "Git ofL'n that ere boss" to Mr. Thomas, of Dasco, Iowa, and Thomas died of fright and dropped off. Prince Gortschakoff, the Russian Chancel lor, is at his desk every morning at six o'clock. It i3 a habit which he ort t' bhako on. Gov. Beveridge was selected to deliver the dedicatory address at the opening of the Champaign County College in Illinois. All very appropriate. A sawmill ifras stolen the other day up in East Saginaw, from a man named K. K. Ker- choff dreadful time for a code in the head. Cincinnati Times. Susan Gray, of Iowa, was tied up by the thumbs lor disobeying the rules of school, and after her brothers got through shooting the school was closed for want of a compe tent veacuer. Rev. Lang, of Fremont, Ohio, has had charge of a congregation in that place for thirty years. His father kept tavern, and the sign board far and near was known as the original Auld Lang feign. Mr. Richard Grant White passes a whole dust heap ot provincialisms and equivocal words through his critical sieve, and shows himself a most accomplished and Judicious literary chiffonier. Ed. Galaxy. "Who is John Bard?" asks the Boston Post. That's it, who's John Bard? When one reflects that ho may go to his grave without knowing John Bard, it makes the strings of his heart curl up like straws on a hot shovel. Christine Nilsson has erected an enormous cow shed on her land at Peoria. She will doubtless thank the author of the following from the bottom of her pail for the informa tion he so pleasantly places before her. The author it may not be necessary to say, is a Chicago bard: "Christine, Christine, thy milking do, the morn and the eve between, and not by the dim religious light ot the fit ful kerosene. For the cow may kick and the lamp may 'bust, and tho fire fiend ride the gale, and shriek the knell of the burning town in the glow of the molten pail." Poor old Dan Rice has come to grief. After a successful snmmer tour, he rented the Louisville Exposition building and fitted it up at great expense. But it didn't pay. Prices were reduced in ' vain. The whole concern has been attached and sold, the cel ebrated blind trick horse bringing only $128. The performers, musicians, and all the em- E loves were minus their wages, IJan not aving a dollar left to pay them. During the summer Dan himself, with his blind horse, etc., was traveling with another company in Canada at 91,00) per week, and that, too, went up, leaving him minus $26,000. The Evans ville Journal reports that quite a serious accident occurred on the E. and C. R.R.OU Saturday evening. Col. Sharra's train, which left here at four forty r, the sufferer. The accident occurred about a mile this side of Princeton, near what is called Relief Switch, and was the result of a broken rail. The locomotive and tender passed over safely, but the baggage car and first passenger or smokiug car wero ditched. There was but little damage done to eith'jr, and no person was lnjureu. WrASHLNGTCX. OFFICIAL NEWS FB0H THE VIROIXirS DIS CHARGED FROM CUSTODY THE JEW MINIS TER TO SPAIN ASD HIS PROBABLE INSTRUC TIONS. Washixotox, Dec 30. The appointment of Mr. Cushing to be the successor of Gen. Sickles as Minister to Spain continues to excite comment con cerning the character of the instructions he il receive from the Department of State after the confirmation of his nomination by the Senat. Although usage is opposed to aa open declaration of the line of diplomacy to be pursued, it can be stated with truth that one of the subjects to which Mr. Cushing will give his attention will bo the policy ol political and administrative reform in Cuba, as the best means calculated to restore peace to that island, and promote its prosperity, and among those reforms is inctded the abo lition of slavery in the Antilles. These views have respectfully been enforced both in the President's annnal messages, and in the otlicial correspondence ot Secre tary Fish, have been often communicated to the Spanish Cabinet. It will be recollected that several years ago our Gov ernment tendered its good offices to Spain, in the hope of Cuban pacification, but these were respectfully declined. On the basis suggested, it is not improbable that a similar tender will again be made by the new Minis ter, as the administration will resort to every proper expedient for the purpose of restor ing peace, and of protecting American in terests in Cuba and adjacent waters, and there can be no doubt that an effort will be made to conclude a new commercial treaty with Spain of friendship, limits and naviga tion. The Secretary of the Navy this afternoon received a dispatch from the commander of the Ossipee, announcing that the Virginius sank on the night of the 23th, off Wilming ton. SOME SPICY CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN SEC RETARY FISH AND EN. SICKLES RF.LATIVE TO THE RESIGNATION OK THE LATTER. The following is the telegraphic corres pondence between Secretary Fish and ex. Minister Sickles concerning the resignation of the latter: Madrid. Dec. 6, 1873. Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State, Wasn ington: It is publishei semi-oCScjally that the Government disapproves of my conduct in the case of the Virginius. If, in the opinion of the President, my resignation would facili tate a satisfactory termination of the ques tion, or be otherwise advantageous to the public interests, such resignation may be considered as hereby respectfully tendered. (Signed ) Sickles. Washington, Dec. 16. Gen. Sickles, Minister at Madrid: The alleged publication of disapproval of your conduct is entirely unauthorized. No dissatisfaction has been expressed or intim ated, and it is deemed important tnat your resignation at this time would not be accept ed, as It would interfere with the prospects of an accommodation. Signed, 4 Fish. Madrid, Dec. 16. Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State, Wash ington: I respectfully request that my telegram of the bin instant tendering my resignation and your reply of tho same date be now publishqd. Signed Sickles. . Washington, Dec 17. Gen. Sickles, Madrid: Your tender of resignation was only hypothetical, and your telegram referred it to alleged publications unknown here, at tributing a dissatisfaction which had not been expressed. Under these circumstances, the publication is not deemed necessary, and cannot be authorized. Madrid, Dec. 20. Hamilton Fish, Secretary ot State, Washing- ion: I respectfully renew the tender of my re signation, which I trust may be accepted now without interfering with the prospects or an accommodation. (Signed) Sicklks. Washington, Dec 20. General Sickles. Madrid: l our resignation will be accepted. Letters of recall, with instructions, will be lor- warded by next mad. (Signed.) Fish. THE VIRGINIUS. THE VIROINIUS TO BE SEIZED AND LIBELLED THE REPORT THAT SPAIN WILL CLAIM THE RETURN OF THE VESSEL NOT CREDIT. Washington, Dec 2. '.It has been ascer tained from an official source that on the ar rival of the Virginius at New York she will be seized qy the Collector of the port and li belled by the District Attorney in accordance with instructions. If, on Judicial investiga tion, it be shown that the vessel's register was obtained by fraud, sne win ue sold, and the proceeds paid to the United States. Spain can make claim to the vessel; but if she should, it is positively certain our Govern ment would not entertain sucn a claim. The report that the Spanish Government requires ot the Lnited States the restoration of the Virginius and the payment or in demitv is not believed in official Quarters. no authentic information naving oeen re - . ceived here to that efiect, and besides such requisition would be contrary to the terms of the protocol between the two nations. The reference of the. Spanish affidavits and other papers by the President to the Attor ney General was known only to those pres ent and to Secretary Fish, the matter having been kept perfectly secret until the opinion of the Attorney General was delivered to the last named gentleman on the day ot its date, namely, the 17th inst. The first intimation of such an opinion was furnished the press four days later, and the full text obtained next day from tne ueparttneni or justice. LETTER FROM JOHN F. PATTERSON, OWNER OF THE VIBOINITS. New York, Dec 29. John F. Patterson, of tnis city, has sent a letter to Secretary Fish, dated the 26th, declaring that he is the registered owner of the steamer v irginius. He protests against the opinion ef the Attor ney General, by which he and the vessel were condemned on ex parte testimony iur- nished bv Spain. lie states tbat the Solici tor of the Treasury gave him a bill of aale of the steamer. Thereiore he. Patterson, truly swore that he was the owner, and the Government gave her an American register, which has ever since protected her. Any statement cnarg ing perlory on his part is false. He has hitherto kept silence by the advice of coun sel, and because he has not been notified or called upon by the Government to testify or defend himself in relation to the matter. He requested that a copy of the evidence upon which the Virginius and he were condemned by the Attorney Genaral.be sent to him.snd that he be notified of the time and place for the examination oi' any other witness. A copy of the letter has also been sent to the Attorney General. THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE. governor kemper's majority officially ANNOUNCED THE MESSAGE THE NEWLY ACQUIRED RIOr.ITS OF THE COLORED RACE TO TO BE DEFENDED AND MAINTAINED. Richmond, January 1. The Legislature convened ri noon to-day. After organiza tion, botji Houses went into a joint secret sessioa to oanvass tho vote of Governor. Kemper's majority is officially stated at 27,239; Withers, 27,546. The. Governor's ines- sege was then received and road. Of the relations between the races he says: I do not hesitate to affirm that so encouraging and decisive has been the progress In the last four years, and so clearly dveloped by the past are the obligations of to-dav, that if we are but guided by prudence, if wo go forward with courage tempered with for bearance, and if no federal legislation shall intervene to disturb the relations between the races, we can not fail to bring our great experiment to a successful and prosperous issue. Recent events prove how futile and how disastrous to its authors must be any future attempt to array the colored race as a political combination upon any principle of antag onism between the races, and further, that non residents, whatever their claims to emi nence, ability, or philanthrophy, can never understand the character and circumstances, or wisely administer to the want of our col ored population. Ourseh e s, and none oth- s, are oualihed to perform the task assign to US bv Providpnc. 'nt l-Avtrainasl ,nJ thwarted by superior power, will per form our dntv resolntelv and pff-tiiniiv i XT- pro mot in? the best interests of both races. We intend to perform it by scrupulously guarding the newlv amuiml ti rhianf ti., colored man. The Lafayette Courier says : Shortly after the passenger train on the Toledo, Wabash and Western Riilroad, which was due hero at fifty-five minutes past six this morning, had passed Wabashon itdown trip, the en gineer sighted an engine just in advance of him and going in the same direction. The engineer of the passenger train whistled down breaks and reversed his engine, while at the same moment the engineer of the "wild" locomotive became aware f the danger and opened the throttle of his engine, thus increasing, his speed, just in time to avoid a serious collision. As it was, the en gines struck with such force astoMiake up and alarm the passengers considerably. The engineer and fireman of the pas senger train leaped froui their engine. the latter receiving a consider able shock but no serious injury. A circu lar from C. W. Uradley, Assistant Superin tendent of the Toledo, Wabash and Western railway, announces the following appoint ments on that line: Mr. W. Kirby, Train Master, first district, Tolek, Ohio; Mr. Ste phen Ball, Train Master, second, third, eighth and ninth districts, headquarters at Lafav- ette; Mr. W. S. Iin(ln, Resident Kngiueer eastern division, Toledo, Ohio; Mr. R. A. Houghton. Road Master first district, from Toledo to east switch. Fort Wayne, head quarters at Defiance, Ohio; Mr. A. Adams, Koad M aster second aist net, irom east switch, Fort Wayne, to east switch. Peru, head quarters at Huntington. Mr. II. S.Dewey, Road Master on second district Imm east switch, Peru, to east switch, Lafayette; headquarters at Logansport. Mr. K, S. Miner, Road Master of the third, Hgbth and ninth districts, from east switch, Ijafavette. to West Danville, also of Bloomington division. The Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Ijafavette road have paid up both the Lafay ette and Cincinnati divisions to December II having but once failed to pav on the lltn of yie month, their usual pay day, since the panic commenced. The J. M. & I. R. R.. during the year end ing November 30, l!73, shipped over their line from Madison 499,325 bushels of ceai, 32,945 barrels of Hour, 4 05 casks of ale and beer, 89,4iM packages of starch, and 2,193 bunches of saddle-trees. The total exports during the year was 57,651,619 pounds; re ceipts, 4l,716(M0. The above is a handsome showing by itself, were the exports and im- Krts by fiver added, the sum locals would very largely increased. , A Mr. McMahon, agent and operator at Tunnelton, on the O. k M. railroad, was as saulted by a man named Gosling and killed Thursday night. A vigilance committee from Medora came to Tunnelton for the pur pose of lvnching Gosling, but could not find him. He had not been arrested. The mur der, it appears, was of a very brutal charac ter. It is the opinion of the Kokotno Democrat- that the new regulations of tho Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Louis railroad, compell ing passengers to show theimicketa before getting on the cars, has already destroyed much piety. The grand footing up of the profanity sheet, caused by this rule, at the end of the year, will be fearful indeed. $20 S A V E D 1 To meet the urgent demand ot the times the Florence Sewing Machine Co. Have determined to REDUCE PRICES, And will hereafter sell their $63 Machine for f 15, and otaer fctyies In proportion. T II 30 P L O II K N C K Is the onlr Rewinsr Machine that feeds the work back walk and forward, or to riant ana left, m the purchaser mav prefer. II bm Dee greauj Improved and sInipltUea. and in far better than any other machine in the market. IT IS KOW THE CXI K A PEST, Florenck, Mass Nov. 1, Agents wanted. B 4 U ORDER SEED3, O BRIGG'S &. BRO.'S JANUARY QUARTERLY 1 The finest Floral WorS ever Issued In thl country. I'ub.'islied quarterly the four num bers sent to ary addre for SieenU comprising an illustrated and descriptive Catalogue of Ru the Heed, Bulbs and l'lants Bold rytirigjjs Brother, Seec'sraen and Florist, ltocnester, .New Ynrk. together with elaborate treatises DPOn the care and cult ire ef the Mine. Over 1, (XX) premi ums tekeu hi the United States In 1S7J upon ui products of JJrl'H & Brother's Seed. The January number asone will will be worth more thaa a 2 book. Parties purchasing SI worth or upward of Keeds are credited with R subscript' on for tho following year. We challenge comparison on prices and size or packets. Address, BRIGGS 4c BROTHER, Korhf ater, If. T. 333 WABAJS1I AVE Opp tteForofioe. CHICAGO. . The most renowned Specialist of the ape, in the treatment of PKI VATK, CHRONIC ami UKIN AUYlSEAKES.SKnKAL WKAKNLXS. The reHUlt of early indiscretions or other causes, pro ducing tervousness, pimple on the face, aver sion k society, impaired Right, loss of memory and manhood permanently cured. The creauu of laedical llteiature, Ulustrafd with chaste en gravings, explaining who may marry, why not, why. The impediments to marriage; their nature, cause and cure. Price 50 cents, sent in a plain, sealed envelope. Ladles requiring suygical aid. medical attendance or advke may all or address the doctor. Invalids provided vlth pri vate apartments, board, attendance, 40. Cur guaranteed. Ilubber goods on hand, - - V v.