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gttliy-gnrli tTimtSs jxitmn 8 88i ilf;;.:;'-,'::,U:V-:;y! : , alt j people, the speaker read etatlstles from Bue-l u newspapers which nad p'-l throafti the. Censor's hands, showing thelcoverty which existed among tbe people. It wm said that Alexander rare freedom to the press. - The freedom amounted to this: A publlaher waa allowed to print bit newspaper or pamphlet, but before publishing tt It had to pax through the Censor's bands. Jf tt waa a daily paper the publisher was kept waiting for is boors, and tf weekly, then three days. And If the Censor waa not perfect! y satisfied with the caper it was suppmned, and the publisher bad to bear Ut loss. All these alleged reforms were1 mere ! humbugs. The Kantian law says that wboerer hows any opposition to the administrative, execo-tlve. and law-giving power of the land sbaU suffer death. la IS;1 said the speaker, the Nihilist movement began in earnest. Arrests and domiciliary mlta were made dally. And these arrests and visits were . xoad. not because that people were known to be revolutionary, but because they bad read extracts from tha works of Chernehewfkl. Laaalss, and other. Many women Joined the movement, and rfhe'r heroism and self-denial were sublime.: On young- girt was torn out of bed by ' soldiers who then proceeded- to search the room, while makififf the mort obscene remarks. .otftnd- ' In anything., they dragred the girl down stairs, and Just as she was. In hr undress, pushed her into wagon, and through the frost took her to the folios station, bach outrages. were repeated over and over again. What do Americans say, a boot such a Government f What opinion would they express about Muravieff. who in 1HIS waded in the blood of Lis victims. Insulting females, and driving thousands of men and women- to Mberia. Such . were tbe prtntant acts oi Alexander sxs ign. some neonle said that Alexander was not retvmsfble for these outrages because they were eomktl'ted by bis servants. But Aleiunuor was an abaolutetjiion- erch, and when a.ked to fat the people share InHhe I government he txmt.lvety refused to cede one loiaNjxtr of the powers that be claimed to bold by the grace or tioj. ana taererore tae loanui responsibility Ernst real upon him. Another Russian exile and a Ilcrr Doual. a Get-t)n who had- lived In Runsla, also spoke, after vhiuh the meeting adjourned." I IN MEMORY OF THE CZAR. Gpni-ul-peBerai Weleisky, of Russia, has issued; the fallowing: " The clviliied world participates in tbe sorrow of Russia, that has Just lost Its iearly-beloved sovereign, the Emperor Alexander II. A requiem mas will be sung In the Husso-Oreek chapel on Sunday, the uuth lnrt., at 11 a'eleck, for the repose of tbe soul of tbe august de-nswd. On, Sunday, and for the two following day, the nag over the Cohsulale-Geueral will be displayed at half mast." TEE EOG CHOLERA SCARE. VXAKS EMPLOYED BY TUB BTATE DEPAHT-' WENT TO COO'TIEBACT FALSE BETOUT9. ! TashwOTOX, March 17. The misrepresentations which have prevailed abroad for several year respecting tbe health of American cattle and wipe, and the policy which has been followed by several of the European Governments of excluding from their territories all importations of these animals, and restricting or prohibiting Importations of ' their flesh prepared as food, have bad the earnest attention of the State Department. With the object of counteracting their, evil effects, the Ministers of the United States at the Court of St. James and at the Freuch capital have been. Instructed to lay te.'ore tbe . respective Governments , to which they are accredited the sense of this Government that injustice Is shown toward tbe citizens and the food products of this country by tbe attitude Which is being assumed in Europe on this Question. The mere fact of the death of ceas!onal cattle from plauro-pnenmonla in scattered sections of the country, or tbe loss of a small percentage of young pigs from what 1 lgnorantly termed " hog cholera," is not regarded as a Just cause for tbe agitation of the popular mind In Europe by tbe propagation of alarming misstatements and malevolently exaggerated reports of the prevalence of mortal dUeasu among farm stock. Tbe late report, published in England, of tbe acting lirttih Consul at l'blladel- hia is a case In point., which the pre as not failed to treat with tne importance It merits. After searching Investigation, the representations of Mr. Ciump are found to be so exaggerated and to prejudiced and erroneous In the conoluhions which they lend to impress on the minds of the reader, as to deserve toe most ex- f licit contradiction. ( a bringing this report to bo attention of the British Legation in Ihiscity. and asking for the authority for Mr. crump'sstate-meets, their injurious character was at once madu manifest. Sir Edward Thornton Las frankly ad mitted that they rested on untrust worthy informa- i lion, and are exaggerated and erroneous. The i brtrm they-have oi-aalnned by exciting ignorant ' firejudice an4 leading the community to suppose hat a connection bad been dis--overed between the disease erroneously termed " hog cholera." and the rarearasitio affection known as trichinosis, ran. bbwever. hardly be met by mere admission of I exaggeration and error. The Government of the I'nlted Mates ran not and will not permit such statements to pass current without Interposing the most 'emphatic contradiction. Positive in t ructions have been sent Mr. Lowell at London to meet Mr. Crump's statements and expose their lr. accuracy. Mr. Noree, at Paris, has ben telegraphed to, directing him to l.iy the facts before tho French Government, in the following terms: i . Wasuixgtoji, March lfl, 1KS1. Fwt VinUlrr. f ar-It T ' ' Yttrf course respecting pork decree of French Oov- - rrnmeat approved. Sialt ments of Crump, Acting Irltlsh Coijfiil at fhllarielphla, have occasioned excite- and wl.lespr.a l orn.,.e.,t here, lesdlng toef.rre- j iHOcnce wun lmiisn Lebanon ani, Hoards or Trade, i loe cholera is emifouncled with trU-niuottfci. which hi an entirely ais'inci aiwnse. uut representations re-gsraiug 'n cholera are vefy rnieatlv exairsrra:ed. Most s arching investigation rails to show the basis ' for published ststenienta. The nmrtaitty among very young swine from cholera ha lw-n less this year than tor tsverai years past, and the condition of f ull-trnwn ings. which are nlon used for ra klmr and ex;iort. Is this yearexccptioually good. In limb rvpiewntrtive at Pbliaiti'lphls has apparently been mtsle.l by ilesintug Eneculatorstogreat lnUiryof ltvltlinute trade. Jienv n ironsVt turnis rt-porr of I'Htlsh Consul, should rencti K nl iters appeal to It as justifying them la In tertlU'tlnr or restricting American pork trade, lu-Stninkjos follow. BLAINE, Secretary. Several prominent provision merchants sent a dispatch to Secretary Blaine yesterday, reading as follow': ' Tables from 'Franco this morning Indicate thst ther Is some Imiiedlment in ailowino; the entry of tork pnxliicta Lt ped before their recent edict were sue.l. We respec-tf ully rei:est you to cablo American Minister at Paris to Insist that ill such shipments, documents for which, were dated prior to the eitlct. shall be duly received, a otberw is gr at hardship Is Ut-urred to the shippers and the ttado." President Parker, of the Produce Exchange, followed this up bh the following: -, "Telegram of to-rtay fromypromlnent ir.erchatts. members of this Kxt hange, if laiie to French edict against pork products, la t( Srlmportant. and I respectfully request your pronipr I n iul laratloa of Its contents? Late In the afternoon President Parker received the following: Washtjiotow. March 17, 1S81. T. H. Parkrr, Frridtyt Produo "Jw-Auno .-f I have Instructed our Minuter In l ar.s to the efTeet jOcsfred. JAMES a. BI.1E. LOSSES BT FIBE. The eztensire storehouse and coal -sheds at - State Dock. oi the east side of tne Hudson River, a ihort distance north of Rhinecliff Station, on tbe Hudson Raver Railway, were totally destroyed by Bre yesterday morniLg. Tne property was owned by the Bhlneoeck and Connecticut Railroad Company, and at present occupied by the firm of Eoff-nan Pitcher, who are extensively engaged in' the freighting afld forwarding J trade. Tbe (building contained a large amount ' of valuable freight none of which was saved.- Among such contents were 8,000 bushels of rye. 60u bushels ot Turk's Island salt 100 sacks of . Aahton aalt:and over 4.00U bale of hay awaiting Shipment. Several hundred, ton of coal were In tbe coal-shed. A car loaded with hay. standing on a switch near by, was also consumed. The Rhine-. Theck and Connecticut Railway depot close at band, was saved with mach difficulty. Some of the most important raou oi u.e irrigating nrm- very alowly nd tbe ler was In danger or a tune. - The steamer Norwich has been pour-ng a stream of water on the smoldering ruins most of the day. The damage Is estimated at $30,- W0; Insured for $.0. The fire la believed to be the work of an incendiary. It was started In three t laces, and tha hotel near by was also fired, but it was discovered in time to save the building. I Fire broke ont at Pittsfleld. Somerset County, He., earlv yesterday morning, and, alter burning, the storm of Victory A Hunter, J. K. Plummer, (1. K. Kimball, and H. L. Sibhy, and tbe dwellings of B. H. Merrick. J. C. Conuor, and G. A. Vhilbriek. was t rought under control. Tbe total losses are estimated at siiu. The Insurance aggregate J1S.0U) on the tcUdiEfs and stock. Tha cotton compreaa in Jackson, Tenn.. together w 1th M bale of cotton, was burned Wednesday ifigbt The loss is$,0u0; iusurunt-e. 112,000. lhe or 4; in of the fire la unknown. - . An outbreak: of fire waa promptly extinguished tn the laundry of Parker' Hotel. No. Broadway, early yesterday morning. The loss k about (1,100. - A fire in LawTanea-alreet, Providence, yee-terday. caused the oa of about tOuO to Martin Xii.g. a manufacturer of carriage-top dressing. ' Hadden'a hat factory, tha corner of Itenry and Academy streets, Newark. X. J., was Wnod last vening. Lom, SA.000; insured. SVJCJDff jy XBW-0JILZAX3. 5xw-ORLSAira, March IT, "William E. Flti-rarald. a well-known citizen, member of the Legls-atare, and agent of the North British and Mercantile Inearance Onoipaay. committed snh-lde to-day Vy snooting himself throngh tlie head with a pistoL i ale leavee a wife acd five children. . There la no HppaieaQaaae tor the act xnrrrstx ruMAL pocroxa. Phtlamxpbia, Varcb. IT. At th) annual Oommsnoenaent axeretae of the Women's Medical . CoUeew today, degree were conferred on 19 CoUeew today, degrees were txmtvmd on 19 I wa. of whora wrs froca Pwansyivanl. 8 from I fXA2aSiJ IRELAND'S PATRON SAINT HOW TEE DAT WAS CELEBRATED IX THIS T1CIS1TY. ; vf A r ABACK OF IRISH SOCIETIES AJTD A FESTIVAL tS JOBES'a WOOD DUrjCERS BT THE STtrElTDLT SOHS AKD THX KjriGHTS OF . gAIXT PATRICK. )'' :. 6t Patrick' Day was hardly raognisable yesterday, because It did not rain; bnt tt made Itself manifest by the number of high hat and green badge In the streets, and the Irish colors flying everywhere. The parade was not a large one far short of the demonstrations of former years, and the festival at Jones' Wood, although foil of life and enthusiasm, waa not largely enough attended to be pecuniarily successful Several thousand persons, most of them In uniform, gathered In the neighborhood of the Cooper Union In the morning, and were marshaled Into line. Eleven was the hour fixed tor the rtart, bnt was some time after noon before the march began. John Lenlban, the Grand Marshal, headed the procession, with about SO aides, all mounted and wearing the familiar regalia. Sprigs of shamrock and other green twig ornamented nearly every hat The procession was composed. In great part, of members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, ail of whom wore the badges and regalia of tbe order. Tbe -sidewalks up Fourtb-avenue to TTnlon-sqtiare re lined with spectator, and the marchers were occsqnatiy cheered as they passed. Arrived at I 'n ion-square, the line marched around tbe Washington monument and passed tbe reviewing stand on the north side of the square. Mayor Grace, members of the Common Council, beads of departments, and a large number of local politicians fihed the stand. Each society as it passed gave three cheers for the stayor. Tne procession then moved up Seventb-avenuo to Eorty-seoond-street. to Fifth avenue, to Flfty-oightb-etreet, and thence to Jones's Wood. It was nt arly i o'clock when the latter place was reached. For tbe next hour the ticket takers were kept busy, letting about 1.500 persons puss through the narrow entrances. - The crowd outride amused iuelf in various ways for a short time and then dispersed. Inside, the paraders, many of whom had reached a state of great joviality and good humor, set about making themselves as merry as possible. There were plenty of bag-Pipers and fiddlers on the ground, and the dancing floors gave tbe Jolly men and women excellent opportunity to. display their skill In the mary jig aud clog. Gray-haired old men and wrinkled women were, side by side with the young men and lassies . in dancing, to the -honor of ht. Patrick. Counselor Oliver, who acted as Field Marshal,-escorted the band and tbe fpeakers to the hall,; and introduced, first, Mr. Algernon 8.' Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan was very mild In bis remnrka. considering tbe breadth and depth of tha subject. The only thing in his addrea that flavored of incendiarism was the remark that his ancestors came from County Cork. lie said that It.ere are 25i,0u0 persons in this City who were born In Irish cabins, and that there is hardly a household in the City where children and treasures are not intrusted to the care of Irish men and women. Ex-Senator, Ecclesinewas the next speaker. His address was as mild as Mr. Sullivan s, but It contained enough Erin go bragh to evoke frequent cheers. Father Leonard and others followed, and then there was dancing. Notwithstanding the fiict that tbe paraders Lived up to the traditions of their country in the matter of drinking whisky, there was not a disturbance to mar the. -serenity of tho celebration, and the Police, who were under the personal superintendence of Inspector iJiiks, had nothing to uo. The Friendly bong of St. Patrick ate one of Del-monic o'g best dinners last evening, in celebration of their nlnoty-st venth anniversary. ' The President, Chief Justice Charles P. Daly, was In the ehalr. and by his side sat Mayor Grace, Senator Gordon. Edward F. Delancey, Lawrence Barrett, f.en. Clllmore. F. W. J. Hurst, Frederick K. Cou-dert, and Cbauncey M. Depew. After the dinner, which was such a good one that it took tbe Friendly Sons several hours to do it Justice. Presi dent raly made a brief address, and proposed the first toast" TOe Day We Celebrate," saying that It would be djaDk in silence. It was drank, but In anything bux silence. MLss Jennie Dickerson sung tne sig, IMrmot Astnore," and the President gajre tbe second toast " Ireland : Tbe cbarms that nature gave thee, with lavish hand shall cease tp smile, and the soul of friemlsuii leave thee, ere we forget our own Green Isle.'' Ho called upon Mr. Frederick Coudert to respond to this toast, and Mr. Coudert. before he had. spoken five minutes, established a reputation asl one ot the hrst after-dinner speakers of tbe City lie made some witty references to his own good old Irish name, or French, which, he said. Is much! the same thing, and soon bad everybody In a roarl of laughter. In speaking of the influx of Irishmen! to tms country, ana tneir mnuence in local pontics, he mentioned the unren-oDableTesider.ce and the! disgusting character required" by tbe unjust batu rail -at ion laws. Miss Mary Coman sang "bavour neen Ueellsb." and ex-Senator Gordon, of Georeia j responded to the toast. "Tbe United States oil America. Mayor Grace made a brief reply whets i Ihe City of ew-iork was toasted, the Misseil C'onran and Miss Dlckprson sang several otbeq Irish airs, and O. A. Lochrane. of Georgia, re plied to the toast of "Woman." The othea toasts were "Our Army and avy." "Oua Sinter Societies." and " The Drama and Poetry! f Ireland.' To the jatter Lawrence Barrett! replied. Among the gent l?men 1't the tables were ex-Collector Thomas Murphy, Kobert SewelL JudgJ Joseph r. Daly, Dr. Louis A. Biyre. William Btuart Surrogate Calvin, Augustln Daly, William Scott, Walter J. Peck, Joseph J. O'Uonohue, Senates e well, of New-Jersey ; D. B. 6beahan, the sculptor auu Joiin roiev, Commissary I'hll Mllligan's new dining-room, ai r..; hwthVw.. 1.. u.Jl . -" " '"7 were laid for 7. among whom were ex-bhetiff Bert nard Kelily. . p. tan-ell. Alderman Murphy! Joshua Gregg, Capt. James Mitchell, Count Clerk Butler, llegister Docnarty. ex-AaemJ blyman Daly, Andrew J. White, HugS hernuaiv llnrtm B. Brown. Charles G. Cornell! Col. John O'Byrne, John Pyne, John O'Brien, Job; Morgan. Ktchard V. Harnett. John Burke. A lie McDonald. Chandler D. Storm. H. D. Connell. J. J, Coogan. Randolph B. Martlne, Richard Walters Marks XL Franks. Patrick Kerrigan. John F. Carroll and Charles A. Jackson. The room was decorated with flags and gilt mottoes, while on tbe table-were Dank of cut flowers and pieces In conf feet Ion. Among the latter was. a representation in colors of St Patrick in full Archbishop canon cals, and an Irish barn with shamrocks tntertwinln among Its strings. Chairman M. P. Bmslin called the assemblage to order at 11 o'clock, and toast were responded to as follows: "The lnite States." John H. Harnett and James Daly: " Th Day we Celebrate," Col. O'Byrne; "TlieLan-League of Ireland and Its Supporters." ex-Assem blyiiian Orady; " Civil and Religious Liberty," thfc Rev. rathr Lilly. S. D. : " The City of New-York the Hon. John Fox and Robert V an Wyck ; " Th Memory of Irish Patriots." (drunk In silence.) an I " Woman." Justice William E. Kelly. St Patrick's day was quietly celebrated in Brool -lyn yesterday by a small parade of. the Ancient Oi -der of Hibernians in the Eastern 'District Aftt r the terade tbe processionists listened to address i in Wttod s Hail, in North Fifth-street paying a te i at tbe door as they entered. Tbe proceeds, whic i were quite large, will be sent to the Land League 1 1 Ireland. The St. Patrick Society of Brooklyn ha 1 its thirty-second annual dinner last evenin r in the Assembly Rooms of the Brookly i Academy ot Musi a. About 00 tnembei and guest sat down at th long tablt s which were presided over by Patrick J. BeganL President of the society. Among others present were Jtsror JlowelL V tear-General Keecan. tlife Rev. John M. Kiely, Uongreasman William . Boa-lnson, Andrew McLean, Coi. Thomas Carroll, ana ex-Controllers SteinmeU and BurreiL At a latfc hour speech-making was commenced, and numef ous toast were responded to In appropriate re marks. I The Irish aooletie of Newark, N. J., paraded ye r ierday In honor of St Patrick's day. The prooe i-slon was headed by the Ancient Order of Bibe -nians, and foUowingthem came the Hibernia Birii a ana a delegation from tbe Montclalr Ancient Order of Hibernians. In the evening ex-Senator Ee oiesine, of New-York, delivered a lecture in Library Hall on the Irish land- question. Masses were cele brated in all tne catholic churches. THE DAY IN OTHER CITIES. a Quiet celkbbatiox generally nr tf b CHURCHES, AND FEW PARADES. ' Reports of the obeenrance-of Bt, Patrick ' Day In various part of the country show an nntu i-ally quiet celebration. In Washington there was a street parade of the various societies, which pas? d in review by the Presidential mansion. The Iri h employes hi the Treasury Department were giv in a holiday. A banquet in the evening, at whi h steeches were made by some prominent men. end d the celebration. In Baltimore, high mas at : t Patrick's Church was celebrated by Caanon 1 o-Gee, of Castiebar. Ireland. Tbe rain interfered w i .h the parade. In Philadelphia religious services we e the prominent features ot the day, with a lectu re st the Academy of Musie by the Rev. Dr. Hor it-mann. Tbe Cleveland Irishmen contributed to t :e Laud League fund the money usually expended n a parade. A like motive, emphasized by the ter i-ble condition ot the- streets, led to tbe a band n-mentof the parade in Chicago; Archbishop Feeh in celebrated high mass in Kt Patrick's Church. Ot ly three societies paraded in Cincinnati, where t le day was rainy. Montreal had a grand process! n throngh decorated streets, although It-was bare ly ud to the proportions assumed in former years, ls many Irishmen thongbt a parade unwise this ye; it, la tjuebee and Ottawa the obeervanoe was confin d to religions services. e In Charleston, S, C. the Irish Jasper Greens, of Savannah, were entertained by the Kontgoou ry Guards, and the twoSorganizaUons had a pan lie with other Irish military organizations. Tha wea tier was fine in Sen Francisco, bnt a dlsagreemi nt caused a small parade. There was no parade in Boston, but several meetings were held - at wh ch Gov. Long and others made addressee. OBITVAM T X0TM3. A dispatch from London says that tha Pi a-cees Louise Caroline of Basse Caeeel is deed. A dispatch froca the City ot Mexico ska tea that tha fanoas Gen. Gonzales Ortega Is dead. Capt Oeorga & Davidson, tha man ho red the first gna at tha first Utile of ManaeVes during the late war, baa fust died at EeteuvnTe, I Beott Cooaty, Va Be waa a Uev tenant ita I it. Be haa keea tn moderate etreumstanoee slaee tha eleaa of tha war. aad enjored as enviable reputation as aa fcprigbt and honorable man. . Bis wu cue a ie w monto ego. SOW ROBBED BT DATUGET. THUGS OT LASGK TALCI TAXZa rBOX HOCBEa WBTIJt THB OWBXBS WXBX OUT. Stock certificates, harini a face ralna of J950.000, were stolen la broad daylight on Wednes day afternoon from tha residence of Xr. W. X. Prall. No, 13 Eaat Fifty-ninth -street Xr. Frail is at thehaadof the Prall Union Heating Company aad tha Frail New-York Beating Company, of No, 61 Broadway. On Feb. 10, 1880, the Prall New-York Heating Company issued to tha wife ot Xr. Prall IS certificates of its stoca, representing 4.175 shares. of f 100 each. la tha following September tha Prall Union Heating Company issued to Mrs. Prall one certificate of its stock for 4.400 shares, of $100 each. These securities were received by Mr. PralL taken to his home in East fifty-ninth-street and placed for safe keeping in a small mahogany box kept within an ordinary trunk. In this box he was la the habit of locking all bis valuable papers, and be wss quite at his ease as to their security, though remonstrated with more than once in regard to the matter by business friends to whom be would speak of his place ot deposit This trunk was kept in the bedroom. Early on Wednesday afternoon Mrs. Prall left borne to make a call, and the servants took the children from the house into the Central Park. It was about o'clock when she closed her auWtments, and within an hour she returned to find them In disorder, with trunks, bureaus, and cabinets broken open, and other evidences of burglars' work. The trunk and mahogany box which had contained tbe certificates were in a wrecked condition, and papers were scattered all about tbe room. A telegraphic summons brought Mr. Prall qnickly home, and a full investigation was made as to the property lost. The foao.OUO worth of certificates were missing, and other valuable documents had also been taken. Bnt by some strange oversight a certificate of stock to the amount of $SUO,0U) had not been disturbed, while, stranger yet an envelope, which bad been alongside the stolen certificates, and which bad been thrown aside as not worth taking, contained tlO.000 worth of negotiable Government bonds. Other marketable securities were not disturbed. Tbe certificates that were taken had been regularly issued by the steam-heating companies, and needed only Mrs. Frail's indorsement to render ' them negotiable. Mr. Prall has advertised the robbery and cautioned all persons against receiving or negotiating the stock, and application . bas been made for new certificates. This action. It ls believed, will prevent any lose;, for, except by the forging of Mrs. Frail's signature, the certificates cannot be placed upon the market, and even then tbe risk would be too great for any person to attempt the tbe business. Mr. Prall is evidently careless, else he would never bave intrusted these securities, along with $10,000 in Government bonds, in an ordinary trunk which conld be burst open by a mere tyro at burglary. He is also represented as being unusually free in his conversation about business, talking in his home circle and elsewhere with tbe utmost frankness as to his plana This fact has furnished the detectives who are on the case with a oiue from which results are expected. Recently a servant was dismissed from Mr. Frail's employ, who, it is known, was thoroughly acquainted with tbe customs of tbe family. and who, further, knew of the valuable papers In tbe mahogany box and trunk. This servant It Is suspected, has turned ber knowledge to account nnd, in league with professional b trgiars, planned the robbery. The nearness of the bouse to the Central Park made it an excellent field for operation, and this advantage was joined to the fact that the house, in which tbe first floor was occupied by the Pralls, was without any regular Janitor, and any person could obtain admission by merely opening tbe front door by an ordinary skeleton key. after which only an acquaintance with the location of the rooms, such as a servant would unquestionably bave. would be necessary. Tbe bunrlars. after overturning tbe piper, paid their attention to the wardrobe of rs. Prall, and clothing valued at over TOO was taken. One of tbe stolen articles was a rich black velvet dress just home from the dress-maker. About J400 worth of Jewelry was stolen. Mr. Prall lived In Washington a few years ago, and then he was the victim of a similar robbery, by which his loss was considerable. Further particulars! learned yesterday respecting tbe robbery in the rooms of Mr. Abram . Kimons, at No. 177 Last Seventy-seventh-street brought out the faot that only articles of jewelry were taVen by the thieves, and that the unsigned bonds reported by the Police as having been taken were the certificates of stock taken from Mrs. Prall, the Prall robbery and the Simons having been, hv some blunder on the part of the Police, consolidated into one. The other particulars of. the Kimons robbery do not vary materially from Jhose printed yesterday. Mrs. Simons fonnd that her dressing-case had been forced open with a "Jimmy;" her Jewel-box bad been broken, and tbe contents, consisting of three pairs of gold bracelets, a heavy gold armlet, several diamond rings, and other articles of jewelry, had been carried off. A jewel-box ont the bureau containing Mr. fsiraons s diamond breastpin, ;a -set of diamond studs, a bard-some gold locket and other articles of value was broken open and the contents bad disappeared, with the exception of a gold-lined snuff-box and an ancient gold coin, which was wrapped tn a piece of paper and bad been overlooked by the thieves. A handsome silver-plated revolver had also disappeared. Not an article of clothing had been taken, nor bad a tempting display of silverware on the buffet in the dining room been disturbed. The thieves had evidently watched Mrs. Simons, her children, and ber servant leaving the house tor tbeir visit to tbe Park, andbew that they would not be disturbed for some time, for they took time to enjoy a lunch, and to empty a bottle of whiskv which they found on the sideboard. The value of the missing Jewelry, so far as can be at present ascertained, is (S.0U0. Detective Dusenbnry. of the Central Office, who yesterday made an examination of the premises, found the well-defined marks of a "Jimmy" on the door opening into the apartments from the hallway, and be is satisfied that an entrance was effected by forcing this door. The thieves had evidently watched Mrs. Himons's departure from tbe house, and by ringing the bell were admitted by one of the (tenants of the boose. They probably ascended to the top floor, and, finding themselves unotwerved, descended -to the second and broke into Mrs. Simons's rooms. SUIXG TO SST ASIDE A COXTZTAXCS. A case is on trial in Vice-Cbancellor Van Fleet's court, in Newarx, in which the complainant Lewis P. Mead, sets forth in his complaint that he is a resident of Providence. R. L, and that in 1858 he entered into an agreement with James F. Hind, of Union Township, Bergen County, and John K, Stewart to organize a stock company, to be known as tbe Boiling Spring Bleaching Company. The capital stock was fixed at 1 100.000. divided into shares of $1,000 each. Tbe company was organized with Mead as President and Bind as Secretary, Mead advanced the money to purchase land and erect the necessary buildings to carry on the company's business. He took $15,000 worth of stock Bind $25,000 worth. John R. Stewart $10,000, Jacob Rogers $3,000, and a sister of James Hind $3,000. Complainant paid for his stock partly tn cash and the balance In materials and machinery, furnished by the Core Machine Company, of which Mead was the sole owner. The machinery was furnished entirely by the Core Machine Company, aad cost between $75,000 and $80,000. Mead alleges that Hind illegally gave a mortgage on the concern for $10,000. and then caused it to be foreclosed. At the) Sheriff's sale It waa bought by John A. Post but Mead subsequently bought It back- The present action Is to have the conveyance set aside and the property returned to the company. EXPLOSION OF BRNXINE. Teaterday afternoon Charles Foster, aged 69, who keeps a lamp and oil store at No. 473 Pearl-street, went into tbe cellar to pump benzine into a can. To light the cellar he used an oil lamp, which he considered safe, as he had often taken it Into there on similar occasions. While he was pumping out the benzine Taper from It Ignited, and the barrel exploded with violence. Foster crawled to the street dreadfully burned on the face and banc's. He was taken to the Chambers-Street Hospital, where his injuries were pronounced dangerous. An alarm of fire was promptly answered, and several persons who were on the upper floor ot the bouse escaped uninjured. The bre, fed by the materials In the cellar, waa a very fierce one. hut it was under control from the start, and was checked tn half an hour. Foster's loss ls estimated at $1,000, and the building, which waa tbe property of the Van Ness estate, was dsmaged &W0. Annie Murray, who occupied the second floor, loses $200. EA TALLY SEA TEN BT A EOBBEB. Toledo, Ohio, March 17. Thomas John, a prominent grain-dealer of Wixom. Mich., was assaulted and robbed of f MM last night by a farmhand, whose name Is unknown, in the employ of Mr. John's father-in-law. Mr. John's injuries will probably prove fatal His assailant bas thus far evaded arrest DEA TH TROU A BOOTS BITE. Bcttaxo, N. Y., March 17. Henry Dfflon, a young man employed in a confectionery here, while unloading boxes In front of the place, was last week attacked by a large Newfoundland dog. which buried its teeth in his throat Gangrene set in, and Dillon died in horrible agony, - mm i A SEW JtABYLAKD JVVQEm Balttmorz, March 17. Got. Hamilton has appointed the Ben. John Ritchie, of Frederick, to succeed the lafh Judge Richard J. Bowie as Chief-Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit and Associate Judge oi tha Court of Appeala. W0XE3TS T0TX3 SOT WASTES. Augwa. ila, March 17. In the House, tha bill eoeferrtnampon women tha right so rote oa school matters was iadeflnltety postponed. . TATAX tALL ESOM A BOOT, Don's Fimt, K. Y., March 1?. Charles 1 " a., aireoti.-uww BChatimaa. aieerpenUr, MI from tha roof of s RATLROAJ) j MANAGEMENT SCHEME FOB A FEW- ROUTE TO : ROSTOJf AND THE EAST. I; COJCBTKATIOIC OF THB SOSTOS AJTD ALBANT AKO TBE TAKDEBBILT, JHTERE8T THB WOBX TO BEOEf AT OTCE JTEW-TOBX, KXW-HATES AND HABTTOBD'S POsTTIOS. Rostov, Marc 17. Concerning tha reports current of a combination between tbe Boston and Albany Road and tha Yanderbilt interesta. In a new Una between Springfield and New-York, Independent of the Springfield and Hartford and tha New-York and New Haven, it is stated that the schema to fully matured, and work is to be begun at once. The Adtrrtitr announces that the project is for the TaaderbQt Interest to build about CO miles from White Plains, on the Harlem Road, to Derby and New-Haven, where connection will be made with the New-Haven and Northampton Road, which to built and running. That road, with Its valuable docks in New-Haven, will be leased, and another track laid. The Boston and Albany people will build from West Springfield a short distance through Rising Notch to South wick, and there connect with the New-Haven and Northampton. The new route wfTl be practically, the same lenrth as the present route by way of Hartford, bnt it is expected that from 15 to SO minutes better time can be made between New-York and New-Haven. The line between those points 'U avoid two drawbridges, by running further inland than tbe New-York, New-Haven and Hartford does. - Tbe scheme is said to be a result of dissatisfaction with tbe position the New-York, New-Haven and Hartford officers have taken on many matters of business between the two companies. Tbe Harlem Road is also represented as not altogether friendly to the New-York, New-Haven and Hartford, and is quite ready to co-operate In the new movement Mr. Vanderbilt is said to be also piqued at tbe' action of the New-York. New-Haven and Hartford managers in permitting the Pennsylvania Road to make connections over their lines with the New-York and New-Kngland. One result of the -formation of the new line will probably be a closer alliance between the New-York, New-Haven and Hartford and tbe New-York and New-England Roads. The New-York New-Haven and Hartford will be forced to associate Intimately with the New-York and New-England, and throw all Its business over that line. H may also consider it to increase the through freight traflio from the Pennsylvania Road and to develop its passenger business to compete with tbe independent line. Tbe air line route, which the New-York. New-Haven nnd Hartford controls, between New-Haven and Williamanllc, is from 30 to SS miles shorter tLan tbe new line will be, and if put in first-class condiclon would be a strong competitor of any lines that can be built Mr. Bliss, tbe President of the Boston and Albany, is now in New-York, and it is understood that tne final negotiations between the parties to the new movement will be made this week. NEW-JERSEY RAILWAY PROJECTS. F0TJB SEW LINES OB CONSECTLSQ USES NOW PROPOSED. Newtost, N. "J., March 17. The Spring opens with at least three, if not four, new railroads in contemplation across the County of Sussex. The first to nse the plok and shovel Is tbe Pennsylvania and New-England Railroad, (formerly called the Boston and South Mountain.) tor which several miles of embankment were thrown up several years ago, and on which work has again begun. This road commences near Hamburg, Penn., is to cross tbe Delaware River at the Water Gap. and follow, generally, the Paulln's Kill Valley through Warren and Sussex, crossing the Midland near Deckertown, and striking the Hudson River at Poughkeepsle. The company announces that it will have 300 men at work near' Deckertown In a few days. The Warwick Valley Railroad Company, failing to consolidate with the Sussex, is preparing to build a line of its own from Belvldere to McAfee, which will connect the Belvldere Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad with the New-burg Branch of the Erie at Greyoonrt, N. T. Contracts have already been given out for the portion of this line between Belvldere and Andover. From Andover the route to McAfee hts not been decided upon. The Sussex Railroad now runs directly to McAfee, and would be used instead of a separate line could terms be arranged between the companies, which now seems hopeless. The Independent line may pass through Newton if the clt Izens give the right of way. but as yet they seem indifferent to the enterprise. Both of these lines are intended to connect tbe roal-Ee ds of Pennsylvania with Boston and the East, avoiding New-York City. Not only will the cost of coal throughout New-England be greatly cbeapened by the building of these roads, but all the towna and villages of Northern New-Jersey and of Orange County. N. Y., will share In the benefits. The towns along the proposed lines will experience a great revival of business and prosperity wherever these roads touch them. Tbe name of the Warwick Valley Company will be theLehigh Valley and Hudson River Railroad, Grinnell Butt, President Tbe third project is that of the New-Jersev Midland Company, now reorganizing. The new managers, controlling large coal interests at Fittston, Penn., are contemplating a new route, leaving the present Midland line near Ogdensburg.passing down . through Sparta to or near Newton, thence down tbe Paulln's Kill to the Delaware Wster Gap and thence along the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, making a new coal route to New-Yotk City. It is said that $2,000,000 bave been contributed to this project by capitalists interested in the coal fields, ana that the road will be commenced very soon and pushed forward so vigorously that it will be available for tbe Summer travel to Newton, which bas lately grown rapidly In favor with city people as s Summer resort The fourth new enterprise is that of tbe Sussex rtatiroad Itself, which, by lu President Jobn'.L Blair, promises to build a connecting link between Blairstown and Newton, about 14 miles, whli b will make a new line from Bethlehem, Penn., to McAfee, by way of the Portland and Bangor Road, recently purchased by Mr. Blair. At McAfee the Sfffati noad now connects with tbe v, arwick V alley Road for Newburg. and thus Mr. Blair will bave a new route between Philadelphia and the New-England States complete and In running order before any other line can be built Three of these four enterprises are expected to benefit Newton and Its vicinity, and If the citizens will be liberal in furnishing the right of way there will be no serious objections to running the roads by wsy of Newton. It Is noticeable that none of these enterprises proposes to levy a subsidy on the towns through which it passes, other than to ask them to give the right of way through property which In nearly all cases will be doubled in valueby the building of the roads. I DOESGa OF THE COMPANIES. , FEW LINES IN COLOBADO AND HEW-YOKE AN ELECTION IN OHIO TAXING STOCKS. Denveb, CoL, March 17. The Denver, Colorado Spring and Pueblo Railroad Company yesterday filed at tide of incorporation. .The capital stock is placed at $3,000,000. divided into 80,000 shares. .The object is to build a broad gu age road from Pueblo, by way of Colorado Springs, to Denver. Of three railroad companies the Denver, rtah and Pacific, the Denver, Western and Pacific, and the Denver, Longmont and Pacific organized to build railroads from Denver by way of Long-mont to tbe parks, tbe Denver, Western and Pa-, cifie Is the only one that has begun work, tt having 800 teams employed in grading. Naw-BarsswicK. N. J.. March 17. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company is constructing a new line of road, cutting off tha great curve near the Millstone Junction. ' Albastt, March 17. The New-York, Pennsylvania and Western Railroad Company filed articles of Incorporation to-day; capital. 9.000.0u0. The route commences near the State line of New-York and Pennsylvania, and runs to Buffalo through Allegheny, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, and Erie Counties. Cxxvxtastd. Ohio. March 17. The Directors of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway organized to-day by electing Gen. J. H. Devereux President; Judge Stephenson Burke. Vice-President; George H. Kussell, Secretary and Treasurer, and E. B. Thomas, General Manager al re-elected except Judge Burke, who takes the place of H. B. Hurlbut who has gone to Europe. CrncniJiATi, March 17. Much excitement has arisen among capitalists from a decision of County Auditor Capeller that guaranteed and preferred stocks of railroads snd other corporations In this State, held as Investment securities, are taxable. Tbe question will probably go to the courts for settlement i Montreal, March 17. The Grand Trank Ral way receipts for the week ending March 13 were $T.-8u. an increase of $17,338 over the corresponding week ot last year. Straccss. N. Y.. March 17. Col. Silas Seymour, ex-State Engineer and Surveyor, and at present en-gineerffor tbe New-York, Lake Ontario! and Western Railroad Company, arrived tn this city to-day, with ai corps of five engineers, for tbe purpose of surveying a line through Syracuse. Co Seymour statesthat the line will be constructed to Buffalo as fast as money can build it He was accompanied by the attorney and claim agent ot the road. Col. Seymour state that MX) men are now at work building the line through Little Falls, on the south side of tbe Mohswk. He declares that the new through line 1 being constructed by New-York capitalists, who have the money to construct the entire road to Buffalo. At this point the line will connect with a through line west This road has no connection whatever with the Boston, Honsa-tonic and Western Road or tha schemes of Gen. Burt AcecTA.'Ga. March 17. Tbe freight blockade at Cairo is raised, and the Illinois Central Railroad is again receiving freight at Chicago aad all points on' its Una for southern points. Touuo, Ohio, March 17. At a meeting of stockholders of the Toledo. Delphos aad Burlington Railroad Company to-day. three-fourths of the stock belrjr represented, a contract of consolidation with lae Dayton aad South eastern Railroad was unanimously confirmed. This consolidation, now, eon-firmed by both- eqmpaaiee, will add about aoOmUee to the Toledo, Delphos and BnrUngson system. Ofttt&ftjll azleutra AsUsef aoei and Iron ore. I enV t tVat AvaMlA A ITiifitfflvfiMi WMSVt WITT I M.T I fTTT arm T w MVjft . MiAea. I and, by tha extension to Huntington, West Vs.. wEI give a new onus to tioe-waier. oy way o toe Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. CmcAao, March 17. Judge Drum moil d. ta tha rmted States District Court, to-day, ordered tha Chicago, Pektn and South-western Railroad Com-many to pay the principal and interest dne tha second mortgage bondholders within 10 days or tha road will he sold. - , , , . JTLSS QRAT8 EAR-RLS08. BIB LOTEB CHARGED WITH STEALING THTOC Miss Alberta Gray, residing at No. 67 Wast Thirty-fifth -street, caused tha arrest last night of Philip Levy, ot No. IS West Eleventh-street, and charged him with tha theft of a pair of diamond ear-rings, valued at $&00. Miss Gray to tha daughter of a clergyman in the- South, and she lives with her sister at tha above address. She made tha acquaintance of Levy soma months ago, and they became rery intimate. Their acquaintance finally resulted in their becoming betrothed, and their marriage was fixed for a data in tha near future. Levy, tt was stated, -was an Insurance agent and la alleged to have represented that ha owned a large interest in an extensive clothing house. According , to Miss Gray's - statement. Levy called on her at her sister's bonne last evening! During his visit she took from her ears her ear-rings, and was engaged in cleaning them when she was called out of the room. She placed the ear-rings on her dressing-table. She was absent from tbe room a short time, and when she returned Levy aald he felt sick, and .bidding MisaJGray good evening, left the bouse. A few momenta after he had left she missed the ear-rings. She Informed ber friends, and the room waa thoroughly searched, but the diamonds could not be found. 6be waa unwilling to believe that Mr. Levy bad stolen them, but as he was tbe only person in the room during her absence be was suspected. Advised by ber relatives. Miss - Gray, went to tbe residence of Mr. Levy, and. calling in Patrolman Ryan, ot the Fifteenth Precinct, gave Levy into custody. Mr. Levy was very indignant at being arrested, and denied all knowledge of the ear-rings. He was taken to the Mercer-street Police station, where Miss Gray, with tears In ber eyes, preferred a charge of grand larceny against him, and he waa locked up. The ease will be examined into at the Jefferson Market Police Court to-day. TBE L 0 XJIS VTLLE EXPRESS SOB BEST. Lo cis villi, Ky., March 17. A week ago the office of the Union Express Company in this city wss robbed of $3,000 by two of Its employes. One of them declared at first that he had been overpowered by four masked men, who robbed tha safe, and the employe who made this statement was Frank Brewer, bnt subsequently he confessed that the robbery was done by himself and his uncle, Frank Rose. Both were employes ot the company and nephew and brother to Superintendent Rose. In court to-day Rose pleaded guil- ty. and waa sentenced to serve four the -State penitentiary. He short speech, declaring his sor-saying whisky bad caused his the case of Brewer, who ls years in made a row, and woes, in a youth, a nolle proseque was entered, this being the understanding between Brewer and the detectives when he confessed. TBE STOST OP A TOWS THAT IS DEAD. From Vis Atchitrm Kan.) Champion, March li. The notices of the death of Lucius B. Boomer, the great bridge-builder, recalls to tha writer's memory the story of a brother of Mr. Boomer, which, when the writer first heard it possessed a peculiar Interest for him. It was years ago that this Mr. Boomer, a young man from New-England, appeared in the then and still solitary country on tbe lower Osage Elver in Missouri. Missouri was a slave country, and this was about the most un progressive part of it though near the capital of tha State. The young New-Englander set a thousand men at work getting ont lumber in the forests that line the stream. He conceived tbe idea, too, of founding in the Missouri woods a New-England village, and stores, mills and many dwellings arose on a sloping hill-side on the river, and the village was called, after a din on tbe opposite shore. Castle Bock. Tbe enterprising founder built a little church, with the proviso that any denomination of Christians might occupy it. All went well, and for a time there was no such village anywhere as Castle Hock. Then came the war; the peoole of the country were divided In sentiment Boomer rallied' the loyalists of the neighborhood and joined a Missouri regiment, marched awav to the southward, rose to a Lieutenant-Colonelcy, and fell in one of the battles around Vlcksburg. With his death a blight fell on his ambitious plans, framed, as bis letters published after his death showed, not in tne interesl.of business alone, but for the best good of the people among whom his lot bad been cast No friendly band took up his work. Tbe sound of the ringing axe was beard no more along the Osage. The great business he had built up ceased, and a few years ago the village of Castle Bock had almost ceaaed to exist except In name. The mills were silent. Dusty and forlorn weeds encroached upon the highways, and the door of the deserted church swung Idly'lo and fro. The dream of a New-England village, with its week-day business and its Sunday calm, in th Missouri wilderness, had faded away forever. AS EMBM01DERT EXHIBITION. From tht rail Mall GazttU. The ladies who have adopted and foster the art of decorative needle-work at the Royal Schools at South Kensington are preparing for an exhibition of old English embroidery, which is to open on the 88th Inst., and to close on the 9th of AprIL It will be interesting If this exhibition is a means of bringing before tbe pu&lio examples of work other than the strangely drawn, heterogeneous arrangements which were so skillfully worked during the Jacobean reriod, and to which the ngly taste for Berlin wool work li very, much Indebted. In chapter-bouses, church wardrobes, and elsewhere are examples of mediaeval vestments wrought by the forefathers of the "imbrotheryng prestes" of Woodstock, near Gractharu. and a few such ' specimens msy, ' perhaps, be forthcoming. It remains, of course, to be seen if the energetic committee will be able to get for their exhibition anything like the banner of St John of Beverley, or the cloth of gold which belonged to tbe Church of St. George at Orcheston, or one or. two of the "chesablea" of red aamit nobly embroidered with plates of gold, which were brought to Durham Cathedral when plshop Pudsey died. In lifts, or even a few of the vestments left to the church by William de Karilepho. first Bishop of Durham, in 10S3. These Indeed would be a revelation of old English embroidery astonishing and admirable. A tew specimens of very remarkable foreign workmanship will not be excluded from the exhibition. But while the Homeric gold pallium lovingly thrown over Uly-es by Penelope before be departed for Ilium would no doubt be highly acceptable, the square yards of Japanese, Persian, and Turkish needlework which Regent-street can furnish are not presumably to be admitted. A RELIABLE OEOSOIAJTS DOS STOST. FromJhe Cochran (Go.) Enttrprit. Mr. Guy Coleman, a reliable gentleman oi this place, is responsible for this story. Guy's mother, during last Fall, had a colored woman cooking for ber who was the wife of Julius Bayfield, a colored newsman on the Macon and Brunswick Boad a long time, and now a porter at Brown's National Hotel, in Maoon. Julius obtained Mr. Coleman's permission, and brought his dog here to remain awhile until his wife would return to Maoon. where they claimed their borne. The dog waa tierce, and It became necessary to keep him chained In the yard. Mr. Harris; of Jeeup, raised the dog and gave him to Julius, and kept for himself a full sister ot Julius's dog in Jesup. About three weeks after the dog was left here the sister made her appearance one night at Mrs. Coleman's front gate, and set up a howl to get inside, and when a member of the family went to see about it the sister, being almost exactly like the dog, was lot in. when she ran to where the dog was tied, and the meeting was mutually affectionate. Tbe distance from Jesup to Cochran ta 110 miles, and she did not come upon tbe train, as all the train men aver, and it ts not to be supposed that Julius bad anything to do with ber abduction, as he was mach interested to get her back for Mr. Harris. She had never been above Jesup before, and conld know nothing of the whereabouts of her mate, and tbe instinct if such it was, that led her to him after that lapse of Uiae and to such a distance is simply wonderfuL 1 A PAINT SHOP BLOWS CT From (As Atchison Kan.) Champion, Match 15, Yesterday forenoon McQueen's paint shop, at the corner of Sixth and Santa Fs street, was blown up in a very sudden and, for a time, unaccountable manner. Six men were at work in tbe shop, when all at once they heard a report and found that three of the four nine-Inch brick walls of tbe shop had been blown out and that the place was filled with fire. Two of the men were burned, one of them. Mr. Barron, quite seriously. Two ot the men were also cut by pieces of flying glass. The theory of the exploeloa ls that tha srft-ooal stove had just been flhed. and having no sufficient vent exploded snd set fire to a keg of mixed turpentine and oil SO feet from the stove. . It is said that after the disappearance of 'he three walls one man' jumped through a wind rw. in the wail that remained standing, to get out-doors. V A TEST BIO SNAKE. A telegram from Ottawa, Canada, to tha Montreal Ooasffs, dated tha 16th Inst, eon tain tha following: "A young man named Fierce, who owned soma wild hay at Tamer Meadow, on tha Upper Ottawa, beard that aoaae parties were steeling it while be waa tn tbe shentiea. On Friday be came down to see if tha reports were tree. When examining what was left of tha stack ha saw a large nake mora tt head from under tha stack. Pierce turned and ran away, pursued by the snake. A man named Armstrong and his son came to bis assistance and killed tha snake, which measured i Mfeetl iaofcea." NATIONAL CAPITAL TOPICS TEE (NCREASE OF. TEE .COLORED ; ' POPULATION. ' DOME , ISTEBESTTJrO . nOUEXt FBOX THB CENSUS BUREAU HEATT DICBXAaB Df - TH OLD ELATB STATES THB ' EFFECT OF THB ETODUB HABDLT APPABEBT. - Wasbtxgtov, March 17. The Ceasta Bureau has It sued a bulletin giving la detail tha population of tha United States classified by race, it shows tha total population to be eO.I&t,M4, of which 4S.a0t.e78 are white and 8.577.1a are eolored. The number of eolored persons to each 100,000 whites to 15,15. against 14.BS8 la 1870. Tha greatest proportion of colored to white to la South Caro Una, where three-finhs of tbe whole are colored. In Louisiana and Mississippi from one-half to three-hfths are colored, la Alabama. District of Columbia. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, aad Virginia tha eolored population forma from one-third to one-half of tha total. In Arkansas and Tennessee from one-fourth to one-third of tha total population to eolored. The least proportion among the former slava States to in West Virginia, where there are only 4.8s. to 100.000 white, aad in Missouri, where there are only T.lfia. Outside of tha former slave States tha proportion of negroes to very smaU. ' The changes In the relative negro population tn the decade betweea J WTO and 10 are also given. In tbe United Mates, as a whole, there baa been a gain of 625 on an assumed basis of 100,000 whites. The great relative gains during the decade have, apparently, been made tn the South, the- former slave-bolding States. Of tbe nine of these states which have gained, eight stand at tha bead of tha list baying made relative gains ranging from M4 to nearly . 11,000. It la believed by the eensus officers, however, that these apparent gains are due in a great measure to the imperfections ot tba eensus of 1870. Under the conditions which prevailed at that time tt ts probable that a much larger proportion of negroes were omitted than of whites. Of the former slave Statee which have lost Texas and Florida lead. Both of these States have received heavy white Immigration from other parts of the country, which has 'more than overbalanced whatever gain tn eolored population may bave been made. They have been the scene of rapid development and thus tbe relative decrease of blacts is to be accounted for, not by an exodus or a dying out bat by an infusion of whites. Tbe movement of blacks in tbe Northern and Western States - has apparently been of little account The migration of negroes bas not attained such dimensions as to be perceptible here. Tbe States from which tbe exodus principally took place Mississippi, Louisiana, and North Carolina Lave all apparently gained heavily tn relative proportion of blacks, while Kansas, to which tbe major part went has lost in pro portion to its increase In population, and Indiana has gained slightly. The number of Asiatics In tbe United States to 105.717. and North American Indians 65.128. " Indians not taxed," that Is, Indians in tribal relations under tbe care of the Government, are not Included in the above. , HORDES OP MOONSHEfERS. 0FEBATI03S OF BETINUB OFFICERS LN VTB-GINIA MAST STILLS DK8TBOTED. - Washtkotow, March 17. Gen. Raum, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, has received a report from Floyd Court-house, Vs.. giving tha details of a recent raid upon Illicit distilleries In tha Fourth and Fifth Districts of that State. The raid occupied several days, and resulted in tha capture and destruction of a number of distilleries, among which was s large establishment run by Dave Gillespie, a lawless character, situated on Runnst Bag Creek. Franklin County. Tbe building, tubs, and material were destroyed. The next seizure was that of John Lawson's distillery, which waa made ' after midnight In a section known as "tha Bent .of Dan River." This wss a large and complete distillery, and was prepared for beginning work at daylight tba following morning. The establishment and eon-tents were destroyed. In a section known aa " tne Pinnacles" an important selznre waa made, being a distillery operated by tbe Slate brothers and their cousin, all of whom are mentioned as lawless characters, having fled from North Carolina, where they had violated the revenue laws.. The proprietors surrendered without resistance, and, after their property had been destroyed, comprising a still of 18a gallons' capacity. 2,000 gallons of beer, and 1,000 gallons of Jow wines, meal. AC. the revenue officers morM out with tbe prisoners, who were sent to jail In Patrick County. An establishment knowa as "Shuler's," situated near the State line of North Carolina, and operated tn a large spring house, wss destroyed, .as was also a recently dismantled fruit distillery. Four hundred yards from the Utter establishment several men were found engaged in constructing an Illicit distillery, and were Interrupted, but no arrests were made. A distillery known as "Abe Hooker's," a short distance from tbe Virginia line, was raptured and destroyed, together with a quantity of spirits, low wines, mash. beer, a copper still, to. One night during tha raid the stable where, the officers had placed their horses was broken into presumably by the persons who were interrupted in building the blockade distillery and tbe animals were mutilated, their manes ana tails being shaven off. At last accounts tbe locality was Infested with armed squads of illicit distillers lying in wait for Internal revenue officers. Tbe latter are well provided with arms, and are otherwise prepared for emergencies. ARMY AND NAVT NEWS. Washington, March 17. Acting Assistant Surgeon T. J. C Maddoz has been ordered to proceed from this city to Governor's Island, New-York Harbor, and report In person to the commanding General of tha Department of the East for assignment to duty. - The board of naval officers bow tn session at the Navy Department will recommend that the detail for the proposed Jeannette search expedition consist of six officers, including tbe oommandlng officer, and about thirty-five men. As the volunteers already exceed this number, no difficulty will be experienced in making selections. The board was engaged to-day In ascertaining, as far as possible, the definite objects and purposes ot the Jeannette expedition, the probable course taken by tbe vessel, the nature of the instructions given to her officers, and tbe exact character of her equipment Lieut E. 8. Houston has been ordered to examination for promotion; Passed Assistant Surgeon Samuel H. Dickson, to the Naval Hospital at Philadelphia. Commander George B. Wblte has been detached from duty as. Inspector of the Fourth Light-bouse District on April 1 and ordered to settle his accounts; 'Commander Frederick Rogers from his present duties and ordered as Inspector of the Fourth Light-house District on April 1. Second Lieut E. Carroll Mercer, Marine Corps, has been detached from the Marine Barracks at the Boston Navy-yard and ordered to duty at tha Marine Barracks. New-York Navy-yard. LOUISIASA VSDEB DEMOCRATIC RULE. From ths Sw-Orlsaiu Picayvn, March 1L From time to time there is renewed a demand for tha convocation of th General Assent- 37 in special session for tbe alleged purpose of eeting some evfl which, as supposed, ean only be ehred by legislation. In Tiew of tbe fact that the loans contracted to meet the expenses of the Constitutional Convention and of the last session of the General Assembly are not paid, and of the further faot that the State Government in all its branches is running on credit tbe public do not hanker after the creation of a new State debt of such large proportions, to be followed with a new depreciation of all State securities. Every fund to deficient. State warrants are selling at a discount of 80 or 40 per cent Tha Judges of our courts are unpaid. Our charitable Institutions cannot obtain what was appropriated. Deficient levee funds are threatening disastrous consequences. Public schools are suffering, and a large sum designed by the Constitutional Convention to pay the general expenses of the State for the past year to tied nn by litigation. The Legislature could not remedy these evils nor replenish th void In the Treasury; tt could borrow money to pay its members and officers only by discounting State warrants at a rata not higher than GO cents on the dollar. A CONDUCTOR'S TERRIBLE DEATH! Baxttkoux, March 17. John Kramer,' 87 years old, a conductor on the Northern Central Railroad, was killed to-day by being thrown from his train. Both legs were cut off, his head crashed, and body terribly mangled. . " - i BLOODTHIRSTY QBEByBACEKRS. SAir Fbakcisco, March 17. Tha Greenback Central Club, composed of Greenback ward Presidents and leading Greenbackers of this city, last evening aoooveu resolutions approving ue smauon oi tne wzar. A SEW-JMBSST CITE ELECTION. Bubusgtox, TS. J., March 17. ;The Spring election yesterday resulted In the raooess of tha whole Republican ticket, with George Biggs for Mayor. . . - . . . , . THE GLASS BALL MATCH. Loxbo. March 17. Ia tba Carvw-Soott match, at tha and of tha shooting to-night, tha aeora stood: Carver. 7,801; Scott. T.T8S. TEE KPIZODTT IN SAX EM AS CISCO. - Ervm Ms a DumtUcm JJf, March t, .' Serioos inconvenience to treet car and ether traffic ta being experienced by tha public aad tha owners of horses, owing to the prevalent epiaootto.' Ail th street car Unas oa which horses are need; except tha Mission Una, have decreased tha number of ears ran, and the lrvery-etablee are hardly doing any bvelneae so speak of. The disease to of a mild type, and soareety ever results fatally. Nerer- usisaai wnua iesea at aawveua ones nasi work, aad it to noticeable that tha draught h-. teaming oa the eity front are. is inaavif?? Hntadiimnt kn i . -:-"" the city are also complaining of synintoolr. to those with which the horses ireefieSLd acbee, pains tn tbe back, and rBnningk? Soma say that this to mora las effect of haii?.-than anything else, while others nSnuK are liable to catch the diaeaw tf brought i-T with animals suffering from it Dtouh aoau, TEE SEAT IJT fBS jgyzs. A TBX0BT THAI TT is TArsrn XAOlT - THB DECOMPOSITION jF HON FTuTrEa, From th Tirfinim Sn.EnterprUt, March s. Lima is undoubtedly one cause of keat a mines, but It to not tba onh aor the great beat J!? daoer. Lima to local ta tts action; tha hau "rZ duoed by it to eonnced to pertain ion7cfV mines, whria nndnrlrtnir f?A wVl. w la . - - w eagia of ts. Oomstoek lode to thatrwhtch causes heat namely, the deposit of boa xiyHtaTT hottest places In the mines are where thshaJ1? generated by both lime and pyrites; tt b tkl J! from the lime added to th general hast fS?H3 ture workshop below. ' h" as- The hot springs of Colorado may derive a of their heat from the dewmpositioaef k!? this is but a secondary enuee. Thereat iS?Vt cause of beat in splnga aad mines Is the oJ5.m tion of iron pyrftee maseee of tree ibT?'" At Steamboat Springs aad otheVVliS,5?'-State, and at mosiof tha hot sprtagihrSjS Li piwiuowi y ine ourning out or and south west tbe same as that of thesWr-T! ral-bearlng veins of the State. tsssaia. springs follows the course of thta tw. toward the north-east. At ha anntK-lZr f0?0'. to be seen places where tha deposit ot iron dS and similar minerals carrying Urge quantiueTef m iwuna uuiHunukiw in springs bava dui away. The process ot burning out ta slow' J ing toward the north-east. 4 la 1800 tbe wruerI a new spring just starting up through mT thk growth of grass In a bit of meadow land far hTa? vance of tha older and larger ones bat oa thaU?! general line, well out to th north-east The base-metal deposit at Steam-boat gnp also has the same ojp a the ConSSk.8 working east as well as toward the bu!, going from half to three-quarters of a tnlia weaVi the present active springs at Steam-boat oaan sea where th springs were ages ago. along ami the oroppings or upper edge of tbe deposit ofs ritio matter. As tha Jacomposttlon procZcS downward and eastward along the dtaof tw. posit tbe steam and hot gweter found or fond new vertical channels of escape. Somsof th openings are probably natural crevioet, bntttJ majority are undoubtedly -rents produced bvtha force of ateam aad pent-ap gases. Ktsb eita surface at Steam-boat Springs are to be sesalos rents from an inch or two to over a foot ia widrl that bave a north-east and south-west eoursa. h California soma of the hot springs are observed k be dying out at one end of their Un and advudas into new ground at the other. At Steam-boat Springs we probably see a Wr mis. ral vela (like tha Comstork) in process of forms, tion. Ages ago there was probably a Un of bat spring along tbe course of theComstock. Tta mines or Europe and Mexico, which are ooapanv tively cold at great depth, are undoubtedly era and ages older than tba Cemstock. The Comttock ts probably the youngest mine In any part of tbt world that is no known or being worked. Ears! down in our lower levels, we are following dots upon tho heels of nature getting wall dons bus her workshop, t J A to th heat generatlbg power of sulphur sol Iron, thoCe who desire to do so may satisfy themselves. " Take a few pounds of iron filings, borton and drillings from a machine shop, wet then tn mix In a pound or two of sulphur, tbea tamp tht mixture firmly into a hqie in tbe ground like i post-hole covering with I two or three tncsei ei dirt, and tn a short time there will be sees mini, ture volcano, the batch of iron and tnlphot taia fix spontaneously. Us TO XJSOS. Em th lonqtm Sptttate, Tba pspars hara bean full of tha marrlaj Prince Frederick; Wllllsm-Hldest aoa of tbt Crm Prince of Germany, ultimata heir to th throe, and twenty-fifth in descent from Cosnd. th) founder, wbo won Hurnherg---with the PrhKea Augusta, of Scbleswtg-Holsteln, daughter f thst Duka of Augustenburg wbo claimed to bs torttr mate sovereign of tba Dutchles, and was told br Prince Bismarck that M Prussia had hatched ua chicken and could wring ka neck." a bit el tru Carlylese. The narriage though of ne polhieal importance, wag celebrated with ceremonies of ti-traordlnary splendor ends tedtousneaa, and ai beside to be genuinely papularv It is curious ts mark the contrast between the German late re t in Prince Frederick William aad the English indifference about. Prince Victor, who, although also an i inevitable belr, ts known and almost nnmentiooed; bat tbe 6ersiag are right If no great change ooours, th brlds groom of Sunday will on day be net only that King, but then- master, wph power to dlitata tor Bismarck, and to veto, tf tie csnnot corns) sua, soy line of policy.i The Kingship In ta English font mlgbt survive almost anything; but ia PruMis I could not continue witboot some sort of bilitf h tbe King, or continuing.! would produce aattar be red misfortunes. In Ettgland. on the ooctrarT, the greatest danger would be a; and perhaps the next greatest one of abulrt enough to overmaster Ministers by bis intellsctas force. Neither Hohenxotlern nor Guelph ssant however, to be m any danger. WHY MB. E ESS AS GATE A QVEEB LOOZ Sts- York Corrttpondene f th Cincinnati Ejv A friend from Washington tells ma a f ooi story about Fain the new Senator frost Ssvsd He says Fair to a nrst-rutf fellow, with a rick Wa brogue, which jwuL periapt, be tha butt at tb Senate, but who won't frolnd it Tbe other csf Fair met Daggett the- fiepubllcan CongrewMl from Nevada, and said J" Daggett this tt sen! kind of place. ! I don't (ear any interesting 1st here. I hear tby are goipg to .pas a funding bd I don't much like that Funding bill, became I itn a bond or two myself ." tHs has SMWaouO is Sacrament bonds "Wea." said Daggett "r Democratic friend would Insist on pressisc lib MIL It bas taken np titpe, and doneagoolW of Injury." "1 didn't know that" "Oh. yea" Dvggett Mlt comes from the Democratic ! "Well. now. that is queer." said Fair: "thstav counts for the singular took Senator Etnas me a few minutes ago." " what did Senator Sw nan say r asked Daggeti "I did not JsiwUU it was a Democratic measure, and Senator Ken said to me that the Funding bill was up, and rut did I think of it I told hjm I thongbt it was d honest measure, and nobody but a - tblef wnta vote for it ; and I thought that Senator Kami looked at me a little queef." JVD9M CLIFFORD'S toSSCIESTTIOUSSMi From th SpHngJiailMat.) StpuiOcan. An interesting story s told by Senator Host, Illustrating tbe strict integrity and high sans a duty display on tha nost trying oocsakaut Judge Clifford, of the Supreme Court who N a helpless lunatic The Judge was President of as famous Electoral Commission, and, a every oo r members, a firm believer In the validity of TU4 title. His position made, it necessary for k'n sign the decision of the Commission. Th pr" ratlon of the papers In the Florida cee fell to atorHoaron eooooat of Senator Edauofiitir nesa. and their completion was delayed until rt tn a few minutes of no ,n of tfcestbef Bsr Judge Clifford, by malstijg upon a oersful psrto scrutiny of tb papers, could have put off tow ecntlon until too lata an prerented tks isaav tion of Mr. Hay. Heidld not boweveuro the smallest obstacle In! tbe way of tbw2-" showed almost equal anxiety with Senator Ens' hurrying It forward. aot promptly sAssd Wjsf nature as soon as the document were eoejp But ha bas never been td tbe White Hoete, lleva. during tba Hayes) A dmlaist ratios, s was hi feeling ta the matter. A DEFACLTIxb M 0 OE-KEEPEM. -Botroir, March n.f-Chnrie Foster, trbi was for firs years book-keeper for HEsnd man A Co., produce-dealers, bas suddenly kft city and to reported to b defaulter, bl of amounting to between jXooO and $J,00O. 1"? posed the money was used for purposes of I", Iation. J j THE CAiirOBXti. MIS2S0 8T0O 8 Air Fbajtcisco, c4 . March 17.-The Ing are the closing official prices of nuniag " to-day: f AlpaaM...M...4... t JVoee (1st.. "j Alts 1U Northara ell- Belcher... 4.-....8T fc Opalr Vj Hjm aad Belcher e'Oio. Bodle e; O'ermaa.. . -t Bullloa 13-43 Potest S California.."...!. ls-W lavage , -; H Chollar T. . ..... 1 h Werra rraJa. . ' e J Consolidated Virginia, lfc Sller King. -.-' Craws Point l"Upioa iwisoiMsVj Eureka Consolidated. W Wa'as... ....... M xeneqaer .. , is w'Tellow Jack..- ' J2 Gould aad Curry SW Scorptoa.... Bate aud Xorcross..... tM iTuocarora .mT' I Mexican........ iCmsl1das4 ruslSA.-jg Mono T., ifUesitar... rrL nse Mono and tb iBest aad MfJrSj Companies have each levied an assessM cents a share, t -1 BALTTMOBji, March $1.-Qo. Ham! respited Felix Munsbaur. sentenced tp Mbasn Frederick. on March x&.for murder, tb 1 been taken to tha Court of Appeals oa a error. . I . Fboytdence, R. t jMarch 17. -Sarah li a widow. years old. died this atornmg " 1 ": queue, probably, of medicine taken tost algsfc" posed to be extract of butter-nut . ,M PKaorrOir, V. J.. March 17.-Js well-to-do farmer aad) timber "'"fViaow years old. fell dead la tbe woods a rna this afternoon from beast at seta . . PBOvrDBirer, B. 14 March ? rJjrLS Magooe, a young maa who Ty1tkTgw from Koekland. Mass., eommlued s tag by taking toudanun. ' 1 . PmoriBEircB. R. L.'Mareh 17.-Jn ft year of are. a aaatacaakasaaafl iied to-day from tha 1". ': : 1. tl

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