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The Dazzling St-f.ctacui.ak Plat, The Sea or Ice: or A Mother's Prater, WM It Wealth of Beauty in Senary, Ciand A'Mng and Stirring Effect, To be given for the last nicht but one at Ford's. Only Matinee on Sattrdat at 2. iinlt matinee on saturday at 2. Only Matinee on Saturday at 2, Only Matinee on Saturday at 2. Only Matinee on Saturday at 2. Ttis brilliant tilay is the inott ritatjniflrent dra- tnatic production of the eeasort. Jt is genuinely a family attraction, and the. and Urn-en attest its ym-jHithttic rentirm nt find rlnid reoutie beauty. Among its Great Scenes are: Thi Ship at Sea. Tns Sea of Ice. "Vast Icebergs Breaking Away. The Child at Prayer. The Aurora Borealis. The Rock of Ages. The Land of Gold. The Rainbow Fountain! The Palace op Wealth and Retiueution. Only Matinee oil Saturday at. 2. Nest Monday Lotta, as Muskttk. I.ottH IVext 3Iomlay Lot I a. Lotta Musette, or Bright Eye. Ford's. Gborub V. Howard, the Comedian, as Billy IIokcs. ;iSmorc" IIolliday Street Theatre. The Most Positive and Brilliant Success Known 'in this city lor ninny years, beenre yonr sijats hi advance. So extra charge. Thcorittin-il reconstructed version of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Mrs. G. C. Howard, In her original creation of "Topsy." The Company from the Grand Opera House, N.Y. All tiii Sce-nbrv and Effects .New. The Melodies of the South rendered by the Virginia Jubilee Sinoers. Thk Grand Realistic Plantation Sc ene. Oiie Hundred Colored People in Cotton Field Pastimes. Mew Central Theatre. A ObandSuothf. Col. J. Fbanr Warner's Great Sensation 8, jo New Plantation Songs and Dances. William Major, The Great English Tenor. Madame Fewclose's Latest Parisian Sensation. Our Bevy of Beauties, In Ballets, Sketches and Song. Matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. WcriiiK'tTl iftli Regiment Baud. Don't forget the Promenade Concert, Sat-tirday, the l?th, at Fifth .Regiment Armory. An Announcement. The Publishers of The Beb some time siuce, at the suggestion of a number of its pat rons, determined to change its name and add to its attractiveness as a newspaper. They, therefore, beg leave to announce that on and after Monday, January 14th, 1878, thin paper will assume the name and be known as The Morning Herald. The Morning Herald will contain all the latest news accessible by mail or telegraph. It will have special correspondents at Washington. Annapolis and other points of interest. It will give particular attention to the local news of the city and State. Its commercial and financial reports will be accurate and complete. Its editorials will discuss, with moderation and fairness, the principal topic of the day. It will not be the organ of any party or sect. It will criticise, sbonld occasion require, the public acts of jncp, but it w'ill never knowingly delame private character. It will aim to be a nr!t-class newspaper, spicy, interesting and instructive, condensing the news, and giving all worth having for one cent per day. Address Publishers of "The Morning Herald," 122 West Baltimore street, Baltimore, Mo. Special Bargain. A few re-built Howe Sewing Machines, with Mew Woodwork, can be be bought, for Cash, only, at 42 K. Charles Strbet, for $15 each. Tub Howk Machine Company. "Perfectly Satisfactory." Jb what R. S. Bronghton, Norfolk, writes to T. J. Irving fc Co. about the Shirts sent to him.j Marshal tlray Speaks Itis Mind. He eaid in conversation the other day: "I know of no medicine equal to the Gypsey's Gift for Ithcumatibm. It has made many moH anionuhinq cures in my force, and I recommend it 10 everybody." $ The Baltimore Sun Almanac For 1878, Forty-Eight Pases, Contains the Usual Astronomical Matter, and a Great Varietv of Information, Ab well aa Statistics tt.at will be nsefnl for reference during the coming year. There is an accurate register of t he. State Officbrs or Mabtland, The Clerks of Circuit Courts, The Statb's Attorneys, The Heshters of Wills, ad THB tinERirrs of Each Cotntt in the State. A Liitof Mm.bertof the Next Legislature, With Vieir Political Designation And Poelt flice Address. A simitar list of the BeiiatorB and Members of the Jlone of Kepresentatives of tte Forty-Fifth Congress. Aocuhate Ketub of the Maryland Elections in November, and of thi October Municipal Flection in Baltimore. Lift of Member of the JUiltimore City Council: The Consul at the J'ort cf Baltimore. A Hebrew Calendar. The Maryland Judiciary and the Terms of Courts in the several Counties. A Description of the Planets Nearest the Karth. Rules ior Protection Against Fires. Remarkable Drought. Interest Calculations. Brief History of the Old Volunteer Fire Organizations in Baltimore. A Centennial Calendar for ascertaining the day of the week for any given time within the present century. , Jlatenf Foreign and Uoraeetic Pottage. Table of the Last Assessment of Property in the Several Counties of Maryland. Jiainf&ll at Baltimore Dunce the Fatt Twelve Years. Jitcord of JJtath of Prtim'tnent Jiatdmono.n in 1S77. Description of Lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay aiid toe Patapsco and Potomac Rivers. A Record of Prominent Events During the Year l77. Joint &tanditq and .Select Cotnmi'l'e of the Jtaltimore City Council. Tte Dally Range of Temperature, mean Barometer and Prevailing Direction of the Wind in Baltimore, from Janaarv 1 to December 14, as observed at Baltimore Signal Service Station. fires in EaUitwr Vvring the Year. And ninth interesting matter of a Miscellaneous Character. The Almanac comprises 48 Pages, and is printed at The Sen Job Printing Office, in very handsome typographical sivle. A copy 1 tte Almanac will be furnished, free of tbarge, to etch subscriber to Tub Sun, Daily akd Webb.lt, boe name is on the eubecription list on the Jftof January, 1678, and to all New (subscribers. 5'bc price of subscription to The Daily Son , Is Bix Dollars per annum, and to The Week- vy Sun One Dollar akd a-Half pe- annum. with liberal inducements to Clubr ' 'i, Now w the Time to SubUiiie. Address A. fc. Abell fc Co., Sun Iron Building, 3 . Baltimore, Md. The hun Job Printing: Office, With largely increased facilities, is prepared to execute, at very low prices, all descriptions Qt JiAi Ai Fancy Book and Job Phintin, Xue us Jog fbi Tiny Ormg, HUT CP VOL. LXXXII. NO. 48. Gilmore's Ilollttiay Street Theatre. The Public Demand Recognized. The raanatTement would respectfully state that, owinff to the larjre number of written and verbal requests he has received, he has cancelled all other engagements for the week beginning January 14. and will devote the entire week to the presentation of the reconstructed version of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and in order to accommodate the public there will be uirfe grand performances, including three Matinees Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. innil .mit : iniinirn-f-T"Tl i j pB THE SUN. TELEGRAPHIC SUMMARY, ETC. The force tinder Gen. Radetzky have captured the whole Turkish command in the Shipka PasB. .St. Petersburg rejoices:The Turks have defeated the Montenegrins at Spuz and Malissonri and driven them to Yenikoi The Radian headquarters have been notified of the Porte's desire for an armisticeThe Cretan insurrection continues increasing, and the question of annexation to Greece is being consid-eredA eteamtus has gons from London to Fer-rol, Spain, to letch the Cleopatra obeliskMr. Henry M. Stanley arrived at Brindisi, Italy, Wednesday The captain and mate of the Norwegian bark Hans Thiis, at Hamburg from Charleston, were washed overboard at seaGen. Gamier sncceeus Gen. Ducrot in command of the French fifth army corpsTbe funeral of Victor Em-niamiel will take place TuesdayrrArreets are bein; made in Germany of persons chareed with complicity in the scheme for obtaininj plans of the fortification of Metz. Congress reassembled yesterday, both houses havinc a Quorum. In the Senate Mr. Edmunds presented a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United States prohibiting States from makinir appropriations for sectarian purposes. Mr. Conkling ofi'ered reaolutionsjof inquiry, which were adopted, in regard to the facts connected ' with the restoration to the army roll of Benjamin P. Runkle, and Dr. Draper to the naval roll. A resolution, ofiered by Mr. Sargent, for a session on Saturday to hear the advocates of woman's rights, was voted down, and the Senate then adjourned until Monday next. In the Houe 205 members answered the roll-call. The first business was the resolution reported by Mr. Wood prior to the recees directing investigations to be made into the management of the several departments of the government. Mr. Hale offered a substitute, providinsr that whenever any committee of the House asks for extraordinary powers, for the purpose of investigating the condnct of any government officer, the charges on which such demand is bised shall be presented in writing, with name of snch officer charted and a statement of the charges, the same to be accompanied by a statement in writing, signed by one or mors members of the House, that he has or they have reason to believe the facts set forth in the charge. After a long debate, the substitute was adopted by a vote ot yeas 110, rrays 99, the republicans voting in the affirmative. An amendment was also adopted Instructing tha committee on public expenditures to investigate and report upon th exoenditures of the various investigating committees of the 44th Congress. Pending further action on the resolution as amended, the House adjonrned nntil to-day. In the Senate of Maryland yesterday leaves were granted to provide for indexing wills recorded in Montgomery county, and to repeal certain sections of the general code relating to tax on commissions of trustees in equity cases. The joint resolution extending the term of service of Judge Stewart was pr.ssed unanimously. A bill to pay the cost of fixing the Maryland and Virginia boundary line was passed. Both bonse9 adopted a report of the joint committee on printing announcing a contract with George Colton for legislative printing. In the House petitions were presented from citizens of Baltimore for the imposition of a tax on street arabs; also one from Alex. MuComas to be reimbursed for damages sustained by him during the July riots. An order was offered, but subsequently withdrawn, that the committee to investigate the management of the House of Refuge summon Dr. Leas, and such persons as he may desire, with a view of vindicating himself from charges of abuse while superintendent of that institution. Resolutions were referred to the federal relations committee asking Congress to aid in constructing a Maryland and Delaware ship canal. A bill was passed authorizing the issue of $65,000 of bonds by Cumberland to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Judge Hnehes, in the United States Court at Alexandria, Va., yesterday, delivered the opinion of the United States Circuit Court in the smoking tobacco suits brought by Blackwell fc Co.. of Durham, N. C, manufacturers of Durham smoking tobacco, against Dibrell & Co., manufacturers in Richmond, to enjoin defendants against the use of the word "Durham" and the symbol. A decision was given in favor of the coraplainaLts, and a perpetual injunction awarded against the use of the word '"Durham" orsymhol. The democratic caucus of the Ohio Legislature, at Columbus, last night nominated, on the third ballot, Hon. George H. Pendleton to succeed Hon. Stanley Matthews in the United States Senate March 4, 1879. The first ballot resulted Pendleton 40, Morgan 22, Ewing 17, Wtrd 5, Hurd 1. Converse 1; the second ballot, Pendleton 40, Morgan 19, Ewing 20, Ward 4, Payne 2, Converse 1; the third ballot, Pendleton 51, Ewing 19, Morgan 16, Ward 3, Converse 2, Payne 1. It was rnmored In Philadelphia yesterday, among the coal men. that there would be a private meeting of the Lehigh and Schuylkill operators to-day. to take into consideration a plan thrt will be placed before a future meeting of the coal presidents for the purpose of permanently eflecting a combination. The two Underwood brothers, notorious horse thieves, were wounded near'oncord. Kv.. Tuesday niht, after they had killed Deputy Sheriff Kugglea. who with a posse had demanded ibeir surrender. It was thought the Underwoods would be lynched. The Supreme Council of the Order of Americans met at Bridgeport, Conn., yesterday, and passed resolutions lamenting the death of King Victor Emmanuel. The next meeting will be held in Washington. Wni. S. Pontin, aged 24, committed suicide in New York W ednesday. He was to have been married to a very beautiful young lady the sams evening. It is supposed that the refusal of bis lather to attend the wedding affected his mind. At Ashland, Pa., yesterday, Mrs. Margaret Burke- was lound insensible in bed. with her son. ai;ed 12. dead by her side, apparently overcome by sulphur gas from a heater in the cellar. The mother will probably recover. An explosion of uas in Wadesville shaft, neaf Pottsvil'.e. Pa., yesterday, badlv burned Joseph Allen, Wm. Pope and John Shanahan. Allen died. The heavy sea prevailing at Cape Henry, Va., has prevented work on the stranded Italian bark, and fears are now entertained whether she can be gotten off. Two senatorial ballots were taken in the Ken tuckv Legislature yesterday, resulting exactly aiikc: Williams 51, Lyndsey 49, McCreary 20, Boyd 13. There is a conflict of authority in North Carolina as to whether Gov. Vance has a right to appoint a successor to the late Chief Justice Pearson, of the State Supreme Conrt. v Tahitba Ann Colton has been granted a license to practice law in Raleigh, N. C. She is the first woman granted a license in that State. Mr. Lizzie Wall was brutally kicked by her husband in New York Wednesday night, and will die. ' Well & Fanlkner, wholesale grocers, Chlcauo, have suspended. Liabilities (94.000; assets stated at about f 100,000. The Great Barnugton, Mass-Savings Bank baa suspended,, pending an investigation by the State examiners. Providence, R. I., has a debt of $8,752,524. The valuation last year decreased from $ 12l,Co,200 to $117,874,800." The Iowa Legislature, which meets next week; will probably re-elect United States Senator Allison. C. T. Reynolds & Co., of New York, deny that they ar involved by the failure of . J. Dunning. Tne New York Assembly passed the anti-Bland silver bill resolution bv lu5 to 17. W. W. Churchill & Co., leading dry goods merchants, Boston, have suspended. The Real Trouble with old Mr. Lord, the newly married New York octogenarian millionaire, seems to be not so much that he married Mrs. Hicks as that he doesn't quietly die and let his boys carve np the estate and eo to playing polo. None of them are in bnsincss, it is taid, and all have been living pretty extravagantly on incomes received from their father. One of them, we remember, created something of a sensation several years ago at the Baltimore races by appearing there with a showy four-in-hand turn-out, with which, it was stated, be had visited all the prominentconrses thatisea-son. That sort of thing costs a good deal of money, and when t he supply isn't equal to the demuud there is apt to be irritation in the fam-l-j. W'atter.fitm ktur, ' AFFAIRS AT THE STATE CAPITAI.. The Senatorial and Police Commissioner Question The ftst Bill Passed toy the House memorial for Indemnity on Account of the Riot Marltetmen and Hucksters Taxes in Baltimore County, F,tc Correspondence of the Baltimore Stin. Annafolis. Md., Jan. 10, 1878. ' The Legislature was in session not quite two hours to-day. The under-current of the police commissionership and the plans for caucus tonight engrossed attention outside of the slightest Dusiness routine. The Senate, in executive session, confirmed all the appointments made by the Governor during the recess. Among the on dits I hear floating around is the mention of the name of Mr. Samuel M. Travers, one of the Delegates from Dorchester county, as the possible successor to Capt. Timmons in command of the oyster navy. This, however, is only a matter of gossip as yet. A strong delegation came down this mor:ing in tha interest of Maj. Harry Gilmor tor polices commissioner. Among the rest were Hon. F. C. Litrobe, Col. E. J. Chaisty, John B. Williams, James II. Hough, Morris Thomas, Harry McCoy and others. It is understood there will be majority and minority reports on the Eastern Shore senatorial law. The majority report, in favor of repeal, will be made by Messrs. Scharr, Key and Brace. The minority report, acainst repeal, will be by Messrs. Williams and Dennis. The majority report will not be prepared until after the election of Senator, as it might prejudice the bill to repeal the law. There is some talk that in the event of the failure of Dennis or Groome for United States Senator,' Col. Samuel Hambleton, o Talbot, may be tasien np as a compromise canuidete. He was a member of Congress from the Eastern Shore about eizht years ago, and was active in measures to improve the harbors of the Shore. Mr.Hambleton is, under certain contingencies, a candidate. Some conferences have taken place here in regard to the basis of settlement of the matter between the State and the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, but ex-Gov. Thomas, chairman of the House committee of ways and means. . has not been furnished With the details. This question will be considered among the first business of importance of the session. BILLS, ETC., PASSED. The first bill ot" the session passed by the House was toe act enabling the city of Cumberland to subscribe $65,000 in bonds to the Pennsylvania railroad in Maryland. The bill was reported Irom the engrossing committee, and went through without objection. The first bill passed in the Senate was to appropriate $9,000 as compensation to the arbiters, of the Maryland and Virginia boundary line. The Senate also passed the resolution to allow Judge Stewart to continue on the bench till the expiration of his term. The iudge, it will be remembered, will reach his seventieth year next October, and under the constitution an enabling act is necces-eary on that account. PETITION FOR INDEMNITY. Alexander McComas, gunsmith, of Baltimore, memorializes tha Legislature for indemnity on account of losses of arms, fcc, by the mob wnich broke into his shop during the riots in Baltimore, July 21. Hia losses are placed at $310. The petitioner says he is advised that in law he has no claim against the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore," and that the police commissioners, who are State officers, decline to entertain the claim. He declares that at the time of the outrage on his property the city of Baltimore had been for 24 hours in the hands of a violent and unscrupulous mob, and that the protection due bis property as a citizen and a taxpayer was not given. He further shows that he is advised that by the letter of the law he baa no adequate remedy, j et, as such claims have been formerly recognized by the Legislature, he now makes this appeal. This p3tii;ion is very likely to be used in the argument for making the mayor ex-officio a member of the police board. In ttfat case the city as well as the State would share the responsibility in the protection of private property. MAREBTMEN AND STREET HUCKSTERS. Another memorial from Baltimore city, presented by Mr. Higgins, is in the shape of a petition from marketmen to impose the same kind of iicense they pay on the street venders who huckster produce in wagons from door to door in the city. Stretched out, the petition reached from the door of the House of Delegates to the Speaker's desk. The memorial is only three lines of writing, all the rest being signatures, numbering several thousand. Mr. Higgins followed up the petition with a leave for a bill, which be will introduce, requiring hawkers and pedlers in the city of Baltimore to take out license. The bill will repeal ana re-enact with amendments sections 20, 23 and 24 of article 56, public general laws, by ineerting tne words Baltimore city and produce, to cover truck of all kinds, and place the street pedlers on the same footing with marketmen as regards license, though the hawkers and pedlers now pay license for their carts. The insertion of the word produce covers all kinds of green grocers' stuff. HOUSE OF REFUGE INVESTIGATION. An order of Mr. Scharf directing the special committee for investigating the management of the House of Refuge to hear Dr. Leas in person or by counsel, and to examine witnesses, occasioned s om eld e bate in t he House. Mr. Asa Smith, one of the board of managers, asked for the fullest investigation of this matter. Mr. Mitchell said it was a matter which had created a great sensation in the city, and it was desiied to ascertain how the money appropriated by the State to the institution had been employed, so as to guide tbe Honse in future when appropriations are called for. Mr. Williams, of Baltimore county, and a number of other members participated in the discussion. It was argued that the question as to how the money of the State had been applied in conducting this institution was the main one for the Legislature. Mr. Hamilton, who is a member of the Bpecial committee, protested that the order was not respectful to the committee, which he pledged to give a full and. fair investigation or the subject. Mr. Williams thought this pledge sufficient, and Mr. Scharf withdrew his order. It is therefore evident that Dr. Leas will at Annapolis have all the investigation of his administration of the House of Refuge he deeires. The special committee consists of Messrs. Campbell, Hamilton, Hayee, Townsend and Merrick. - AFTER THE REGISTERS OF VOTERS. The object of tbe bill which Senator Joyce intends to bring before the Senate in regard to registers of voters In Baltimore city is to make them pay their own room rent and to furnish their own stationery. He regards that as they each receive $500 a year for only a.few days' service they can very well afford to pay the room rent, &c, which -he $500 was intesded to cover. TAXES IN BALTIMORE COUNTY. The Baltimore county delegation have in course ot preparation a bill which will probably receive the concurrence of their delegation, to remedy defects in the mode of collecting taxes In tne county. Formerly the voluntary system prevailed. Then thirteen tax collectors were appointed, and then, at the last session of tbe Leeislature, the county treasurer was made tne receiver of all moneys due for taxes, and the taxpayer is compelled to go to Towsontown to pay up. It is true that a discount is allowed for payment within specified times, but the system, it is said, works Qlsadvantageously to a large class of small property-holders in remote districts, who are put to costs of advertising their property as delinquents, and even a single year's back taxes is so advertised. The design is to continue the discount for prompt payment, and to compel the treasurer by bis deputy to be! in one of the districts two or three days in each month, to whom the people may go, instead of compelling- them to make a long voyage to Towsontown. Mr. Banks' leave lor a bill to legalize the acts of the Baltimore county commissioners is in connection with expenditures to meet the wantB of the county. It is alleged that the reform board of commissioners, in reducing the eounty taxes, were not able to levy a sufficient amount to meet the requirements oi administration, and their successors had to assume personal responsibility as well as dispose of certain stocks in the aepleted treasury. ON ATTACHMENTS. Mr. George H. Williams, of Baltimore county, to-day asked leave for a bill to amend the code of public general laws, article 10, relating to attachments. His bill provides that section 14 of article 10 of' the code of public general laws, relating to attachments, be repealed and re-enacted, so that the same shall be as follows: "No sheriff or other officer shall levy by way of execution against the garnishee more than the plaintiff's debt and costs, nor more than what tbe said plsintiff shall make appear to be the value of the property and credits attached in the hands of snch garnishee, together with such costs only as the garnishee shall put the plaintiff to by denying himself to be indebted to the defendant and contesting the same, and upon any judgment of condemnation nisi against any garnishee for want of appearance or of plea, the plaintiff shall be at liberty to proceed and prove his case in tbe same manner as in any judgment by default ex-parte, and not otherwise, by proof of bis debt and also of the amount of defendant's assets In the bands of the garnishee properly subject to attachment, and no judgment oi condemnation nisi shall be made absolute without such proof." ' Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS NOMINATION OF JOHN MILROY FOB POLICE COMMISSIONER REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR SENATOR, ETC. Annapolis, Md., Jan. 10. In a caucus of the democratic members of tbe Legislature tonight Mr. John Muroy was nominsted on the first ballot as police commissioner for the term of six years beginning in March, 1879. The caucus was fully attended, and the lobbies were crowded with politicians, the evening train from Baltimore having broueht down very many people interested in tbe contest, which has been short and sharp. It was a foregone conclusion this morning tiat Maj. Gilmor, the candidate" for re-election, could not mase his point in the caucus. Hon. Robert M. McLane presided. Senator Lee and Mr. Scharf seeretaries. Col. Scharf, of Baltimore city, nominated Major Harry Gilmor, and the nomination was seconded, by Malcolm Johnston, of Baltimore county. Mr. Johnston made a strong speech in advocacy of the claims of Major Gilmor on the people of the State, and especially of the inhabitants of Baltimore, for tbe zeal and conrage he displayed in the nse of tbe police force to suppress the riots ic July last. Asa U. Smith, cf Baltimore city, nominated JtrfAO Milroy. and tne nomination was seconded BALTIMORE, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11. 1878. by Senator JB. T. Joyce, of Baltimore city. Speeches were made in advocacy of Mr. Milroy. and it was argued that his election now would be a vindication for him, which be could not obtain at the time he voluntarily retired in favor of Gen. Herbert. m The ballot resulted: Milroy 48, Gilmor 31. The full democratic strength is 85. No blank ballots were cast, but there were six absentees. Voting separately will begin in the House of Delegates and the Senate on Tuesday for United States Senator. In the event that no result is reached on Tuesday or on Wednesday in joint convention, a democratic caucus will be held on Wednesday night to agree upon a candidate for Senator. Tbe republicans'also held a caucus and agreed to waive the Eastern Shore law, and nominated Dr. L. H. Steiner. -of Frederick, as their candidate for United States Senator. They also nominated Mr. Samuel M. Shoemaker, of Baltimore city, for police commissioner. The nominations are simply complimentary. After the caucus the republican Senators and Delegates visited the executive mansion and formally paid their respects toGov.Carroll, in accordance with their usual custpm. A night train, at 9.30 o'clock, took back to Baltimore a large number of politicians who had come down for .the caucus for police commissioner. It is believed that only two of the Baltimore city delegation voted for Gilmor in the caucus. telegraphFcne ws. FROM WASHINGTON. I Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.1 The House at Work-fhe Democrat in a Hurry A Slight Surprise-The Baltimore Post oiliee Senator Dennis and the Silver Question Alleged Abases of Authority, c. THE HOUSE AT WORK. Washington, Jan. 10. The democrats, under the leadership of Mr. Fernando W ood, felt strong enough to-day when the House met to call up and press for aetion the resolution which was pending when the House adjourned for the holidays, authorizing a sweeping invest ieation in all branches of the government by the several House committees. There was au hour and a half discussion in committee of the whole, and then Mr. Hale submitted a substitute providing that each committee must come into the House separately and get authority to send for persons and papers. To the great astonishment of the democratic Eide of the House this substitute was carried by a smaU majority, the vote showing that while the republicans were nearly all in their seats, a great many democrats were absent, not havi-ug returned from their holiday enjoyments. An amendment directing the committee on expenditures to ascertain the cost of the committees of investigation during the Forty-second, Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses was also adopted. As soon as the committee of the whole arose Mr. Wood obtained the floor, and moved an adjournment before Mr. Hale could call for tne previous question, air. woous motion was carried by two majority, and would have been lost but for the timeiyarrival of two Eastern members on tbe limited express, who came directly to the Honse from the train. The contest will be renewed in the House to-morrow, and enough democrats are expected to arrive to-night and in the morning to give the democrats control of the House so as to vote down Mr. Hale's substitute in the House proper. THE BALTIMORE POSTOFFICE. Collector John L. Thomas, Jr., and Dr. C. W. Chancellor were here to-day and had an interview with Gov. Swann with reference to the proposed postoffice building for Baltimore. Gov. Swann had prepared a memorial on the subject covering all the facts and figures pertinent thereto. It was agreed that this memorial should be ofl'ered for adoption by the city council of Baltimore at its meeting on Monday nexl. sizned by the mavor and then transmitted here to be presented to the House. It was agreed that the preliminary appropriation to be asked for shall not exceed $100,000. THB MARYLAND SENATORSHIP. In view of the approaching senatorial election in Maryland there seeras to be some interest excited in the position of Senator Dennis on the currency and silver quetions. Senator Dennis hie been claimed by tbe advocates of both sides, but so far as is known here he has not declared what his individual views are. In conversation on the subject to-day he satd that he realized fully that there was a difference of opinion on these subjects in the State of Maryland, which was amply evidenced by the fact that four of the .Maryland Representatives in the HoHse voted with the soft nfoney men. and two with the hard money men. Whatever bis individual views might be, he recognized the fact that he was in the Senate not to represent himself, but to represent the people of Maryland. The Legislature of Maryland was the exponent of the will of the people, and he held himself readv at all times to obey the voice of his people as indicated through the Legislature not ouly on the silver question, the anti-resumption measure, but on all other measures which might come up in which the people of the State were interested. ABUSE OF OFFICIAL AUTHORITY. Not long ago Collector of Internal Revenue Fernald. of western district of Virginia, preferred charges to tbe Attorney General against U. S. Marshal Gray and Deputy Marshals Woot-ton. Mills. Barksdale and Latham, alleging that they were in the habit of arresting persons on charges that conld not be sustained for the purpose of makiDg money. After arresting these persons, it was alleged, the plan was to transport them from fifty to one hnndred miles for a hearing before a United States commissioner or other authorized officer. The accused person would upon examination be released and permitted to maktf his way Home as best he conld, while tbe deputy marshals would come in with a large bill of fees and expenses incurred. The Attorney General sent a special agent to investigate the case, and he has submitted his report. The United States marshal claimed that he knew nothing about the alleged transaction, but the deputy marshals did not deny making the arrests. Ail the persons implicated, including Marshal Gray, will, it is stated, be removed. THE COURT OF CLAIMS. Wm. Henry Trescott, of South Carolina, is meationed very prominently in connection with the vacant judgeship of the United States Court of Claims. Mr. Trescott is regarded as every way qualified for the position. Of late be has been the counsel of the United States before the fishery commission at Halifax. He was Assistant Secretary of State under President Buchanan, and has filled tbe position of consul-general to Paris. CURRENT ITBMS. Among the gentlemen prominently mentioned fcr commissionar on the part of Maryland to the Paris exposition is Mr. Ferguson, the nan commissioner of Maryland. Ex-Representative E. K. Wilson, of Maryland, was on the floor of both houses to-day. TSpecial Dispatch to tbe Baltimore Sun.l The Stronsr-Minded Women and Their Riehta A Itaid on Senator ConUline -The Senator Surrounded and Captured A Highly Refresh-. in s: Spectacle. Washington, Jan. 10. An amusing and interesting scene was witnessed this afternoon in the corridor between the Senate chamber and the marble-room. Senator Conkling came ont to see a gentleman who had sent in his card to him. Before tbe gentleman could step up Mr. Conkling was bodily surrounded by some twenty or thirty of the strong-minded women who had, despite the efforts of the doorkeepers to prevent them, pushed past into the corridor. At the head of them was Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker. They button-holed the Senator in the most forcible style, and when he found that he could neither advance nor retrace his steps without coming in violent collision with some of his tormentors he was fain to stand still and listen. They appealed to him by all the gallantry and chivalry for which he was so famous to allow them to appear at the bar of the Senate and plead their canse. They told him that Vice-President Wheeler had said that it would be very nngallant and discourteous for any Senator to refuse snch a modest request. Mr. Conkling said it would be setting a precedent under which the Senate could not refuse to allow any one with a petition to appear at the bar and argue on the subject. Mrs. Hooker said, "We represent eight millions of citizens of the United States who are basely defrauded of their rights. You are a man who have your rights, and we ask and demand of yon that you help us to get ours." Mr. Conkling said he was always glad to help the ladies in everything. Then some twenty of them in chorus said. ' Give ns our rights." After this they became more demonstrative than ever, and came so close to the Senator that the position was rather embarrassing for a modestman. Finally a lady took him by the lapels of his coat and said: "Mr. Senator, yon alone can do this thing for us. With your position, your eloquence and your ability, if you will champion our cause, you can secure for us the ballot. Do it, and call down upon your head the everlasting gratitude of the mother and daughters of this country. It is a noble work; devote yourself to it, and let it be the crowning act of yonr life." Mr. Conkling said: "Yon flatter me. I have no snch influence. I am satisfied I could not persuade tne smallest woman here to do anything against her will." "Oh yes. Mr. Senator," the lady said, putting her face within abont two-inches of his, "if we can only get you enlisted in our cause, we know we shall succeed and that very soon." Mr. Conkling said. "Yon can'Lprove it by me." At this juncture some jealousy was exhibited against the lady who had hold of the Senator's coat, and another one of the strong minded cansrht hold of Mr. Conkling by the arm and pulled him away. This one tried the whispering game, and for three or four minutes there was a most striking pantomime. The lipa of tbe lady, which were at Mr Conkling'a ear, were moving at the rate of sixteen knots an hour, the Senator at frequent intervals was bowing low, and making furtive . attempts to edge his way to the door leading into the Senate chamber. He finally reached it, and with one very profound bow. disappeared. The whole scene was highly relished by tbe few who witnessed it. (General Dispatches. THK WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE CONVENTION AT THE CAPITAL. Wasbinton, Jan. 10. The delegates to the Woman's Suffrage Convention aeieinDled in the Senate reception room this morning and held a meeting of about two hours' duration. Several speeches were made, at the conclusion of which hymns were sung. Among the speakers were Mrs. Sara A. Spencer. Mrs. Dr. Thompson, of Oregon, and Mrs. Lawrence, of Massachusetts. While tbe last-named was speaking she was interrupted by Mrs. Crocker, of Missouri, who denounced the convention and its delegates m very harsh terms, and it was xith much difficulty that she was silenced. Immediately after tha adjournment a committee of the delegates, consisting of Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker.-Elizabeth Boynton Harbert and-fiara Andrews SDen-cer,had an interview wit h Vice-President Wheeler and Speaker Randall, tneir object being to obt ain the consent of the two house permitting representatives of the conveniion to present their arguments on the floor of each house. Senator Sargent and Representative Keliey were in attendance at the interview, which was held in the Vice-President's room. Shortly after the convention adjourned Dr. Mary Walker and Mrs. TillotsoD, of New Jersey, who hid entered the room during the meeting, nude remarks in opposition to a sixteenth amendment to the constitution, but prayed Congress to amend the constitution so that the white woman would have the sane privilege as that allowed the colored woman, "whom," Dr. Mary said, "at the next election would be found using her right to the polls throughout the entire coon-try." The meeting was much disturbed by the spectator, who were extremely boisterous, hisses and calls for varions speakers being freely indnlged In. A select committee of the delegates will be heard before tbe Senate committee on privileges and elections at-10 A.M. to-morrow. It is understood that yesterday P. M. the Speaker of the House inv.ted Mrs. Hooker to a conference with the Vice-President as to the best method of apprciching both the Senate and the House in regard to a hearing before the bar of each house by a few of the representative women now in the city, and the Vice-President was of the opinion that the Senate was not only competent to hold a session for the express purpose of listening to these numerous petitioner, throueh representatives of their own sex, but that justice and courtesy required that they should do so. It was then decided that Senators Sargent and Hoar, and Hon. Wm. D. Kellev, of the House, should be invited to meet the Vice-President and Speaker to-dav, between eleven and twelve, in the Vice-Presi ent's room, for further conference, and for the purpose of drawing up a suitable resolution for each Honse; and these gentlemen did so meet, when the Vice-President proceeded to draw np the resolution which Mr. Sargent presented within an hour aft;r-wards. When Mr. Sareent seemed indisposed to the presenting of such a resolution, fearing it might fail of a vote. Mrs. Spencer and Mi. Hooker assured him that they preferred to risk the chance, and urged him to offer the resolution at once. The Vice-President then asked Mr. Sargent if he really thought Senators would vote against such a resolution, who replied, "I 'fear they would, sir." The Vice-President then said: am surprised that yon think so. All I have to say is that l should be very sorry to be in the place of any Senator who should vote against such a reasonable resolution."' Hon. Mr. Kelly then drew np the resolution for the House, and the parties adjourned to the Senate chsmber, where resolution was ottered by Mr. Sargent, and under objection by Senator Edmunds, of Vermont, went over under the rules until to-morrow. ARMY AND NAVAL ORDERS. Lieut. William A. Dinwiadie, second cavalry, has been detailed as professorof military science and tactics at the Illinois Industrial University at Champaign, 111. Lieutenant Commander Vates Sterling is ordered to the navy yard. Washington, for instruction in ordnanc". Lieut. Richardson Clover to the hvdrogrsphic office. Master Frank Ellery to the Supply. Master John Hubbard from the hydrosraphic office to the Snpplv. Midt)bipmau Temolin M. Potts from the Powhatan to the Constitution. Cadt Midshipmen .J.N.Jordan. O. G. Dodge. J. M. Orchard and W. V. Bronaugh from the Ossipee to the Constitution. THE TRADE CONVENTION. The convention of Boards of Trade and of del-esates from similar industrial and financial organizations throughout the country that will assemble in this city on the 22i instant will be in response to a call originally issued by the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce. The purpose is to devise means and recommend proper action for securing an enlarged export market, for over productions of American manufactured goods, and with this view to consider especially the question whether it is not advisable that arrangements be made at an early day for tbe improvement of our merchant marine, so that the United States mail may be carried in American vessels, and that efficient marine facilities be established to increase o,ur commerce with Mexico and Central and South America. Delegates from all Northern and Western cities are to be c arried by the railroads at half rates. WASHINGTON NOTES. Washington, Jan. 10. The full committee on ways and means commenced an informal discussion to-aay of the tax and tariff questions. They decided to refer the proposition for relief of savings banks from taxation to the sub-committee who have the tariff and tax bill already in charge. Tbe full committee will meet again to-day. Rear Admiral Patterson, commanding the United States naval forces on the Asiatic station, and the officers of the fleet, were received by the Emperor of Japan November 30. The usual courtesies were exchanged. The flagship Tennessee is about to return home, via Suez canal. The tobacco men from Virginia visited the Capitol to-day, and conferred with members of Congress ui regard to the proposed reduction of the tax on tobacco to li cents per pound. Leading Western tobacco men will be on hand ta-morrow to co-operate with tbem. Lawrence Barrett, the actor, "called on the President to-day. . Frank Howe, pension auent at New York, has resigned. I Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.l Virginia Finances The Silver Bill. Richmond, Va., Jan. 10. At a meeting of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce to-night resolutions were adopted recommending the Chamber of Commerce to call a convention of the Boards of Trade throughout the State, to meet here at some time to be hereafter named, to consider the State finances and memorialize the Legislature in relation thereto. The board also adopted resolutions disapproving tbe silver bill now pending in CoDgress. The New Internal Revenue Bill. The internal revenue bill reported by the sub-committee of the ways and means committee, as shown in its leading features hythe Washington correspondent of the New York Bulletin, retains i he tax on bank checks: provides that no special tax shall accrue upon a single sale of distilled spirits by a person not a dealer, provided the spirits so sold were taken as security or payment for debt; that where a retail dealer sells his whole stock at once he need not take out a wholesale dealer's license: that every fraction of a ea Hon of spirits shall be taxed: more rigid scrutiny and heavier penalties are required; tbe reeistration of cigar-makers is abolished; cigarettes shall be put up in packages or parcels containing 10. 20. 50 or 100 each, and stamped and imported cigarettes must be packed and stamped in the same way; scraps, cuttings and chppine-s of imported tobacco may be withdrawn in bulk upon payment of duty, and manufactured without paying the internal revenue tax until after its manufacture into a finished, taxable product ready for the consumer. The whole of section 24, fixing the transportation and export bonds, is repealed, and provision made that where tobacco is exported not tax paid the bocd may be cancelled as soon as the packages are delivered and entered on the ship's manifest. The bank tax is to cease where a tank goes into bankruptcy. The bill is not yet encumbered with tbe proposed income tax, which will be the important point for discussion. Wetmore's Sentence. It has already been announced that Theodore R. Wetmore vice-president of the Security Insurance Company of New York, convicted of making a false annual report, waB sentenced by Judge Daniels, in that city, on Wednesday, to one year's hard labor in the penitentiary and to pay a fine of $250. Previous to the delivery of the sentence the prisoner said he was fifty-one years old, aud that his family resided in Alexandria, Va. He then proceeded to say: "For the last three years I worked day and niebt to try and save that institution, and while I have not a word of apolocy for tbe state of affairs presented to the conrt, I look on it with sorrow and regret. The state of the company was such that I was obliged to advance my personal credit, and I stand - before yon to-dav a man entirely without money or friends, and with a wife and seven, children in a distant State, with their place under foreclosure, and I will osly ask you for the lowest sentrnce the "taw will allow. At tbe same time I am ready to receive without a murmur whatever penalty the court may impose. This is my first appearance in a court, aud," with a sigh, "1 think I would rather die than have to go over it again." The Alleged Louisiana Bargain. A New Orleans dispatch states that Caeanavt. tbe colored undertaker and late member of the Louisiana returning board, upon being interviewed as ro whether any bargain was made last year with the visiting statesmen, said, as far as .he was concerned, there was not. He had not even seen them when they were here last winter, and had never, consequently, made any promises, neither had any one made any promises to him. He bad done what be considered right when tbe question of the vote came np. Louis R. Kenner, the other colored member of the returning board, says he saw the visiting statesmen (Mr. Sherman and others.) but there was no bargain, but he voted for the Hayes electors because he tbonght them fairly chosen. Burial of General Custer's Brother and Nephew. The remains of Boston Custer and Aimstrong Reed, brother and nephew of Gen, Custer, wno were killed with him at the Little Big Horn massacre, arrived at Monroe, Michigan, on Tuesday, atvd were met by a large number of citizens aud conveyed at once to Oak-wood Cemetery. Declines to be a Bishop. Rev. Dr. Eccles-ton, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Newark, N. J., has forwarded a letter to Rev. Dr. Meade, of the standing committee of the diocese of West Virginia, stating that be cannot accept tbe bishopric to which that diocese bad elected him. ; Si LOCAL MATTERS. Almanac for Baltimore TIiIh Day. Sun rises. 1 19 I mobnino. Sun kw 4 41 1 Moon sets 12 IS High Water, Baltimore, Jan'y 11, 1878. Time 1J.49 A. Jd., height 1 it-1 in. . U. S. Signal Service Midnight Report. ObtervatioM Taken a 11.02 P. M.,Battimore l ime. January 10, 1878. WIND. STATIONS. Dlreo- iVelo- Weather Sea Swell. tion. city. Cape Hatreras..! Kittvliawli Cape Henry ' Norfolk j Cape May ! Barney t I W w w w NW SB 15 18 e 22 14 Fair Heavy E Cloudy iHeavy J E Li't rain Light S E Li't rain Li t ram: Lit rain Heavy E Thb;Weathbb To-Day War Department, Office of the Chief Signal Officer, Washington, D. C, Friday, Jan. 11, 1 A. M. Indications. For the Middle Atlantic State and New England falling, followed by ruing barometer, cooler north and west vitnds, cloudy weather. Kith light rain, or mow, followed ia the southern portions by dear or clearing weather. Local Report, January 10, 1878, Maltimovb, K E 2 t O C. i 5 "'a ' 2 DO 7,00 12.00 437 9.00 11.02 29.fi74 I 41 100 i-9 6HH i 4C , S3 29.500 ! 44 j 92 2itM3 43 ! 92 29.551 I 42. 100 N. E. JJ. K. N.W. .00 LU Kaln. . LI. Kain. M Lt. Kaln. .0(1 ,Lt. Rain. .17 LU lialn. N.W.I w . Mean barometer 29.640 Max. temperature 47.5 Mean thermometer 43.0 I Min. temperature 35.5 Midnight Report of temperature and weather elsewhere. Alpena. 33. light rain: Riamarck.25. cloudy; Boston, 42, hezvy Faimfireckinrldee. 16. tair:Bufialo, 58, light rain: Cheyenne. 34, fairr Cbicaeo.37. light snow: Cleveland, 86, cloudy, Detroit. 8".. cloudy: Du-luth, 27, cloudv; La Crosse, 3t, clou iy; Marquette, 33. cloudy; Milwaukee. S4. cloudy; New York. 41. light rain; Oswego. 39. light rain; Pembina. 12, cloudv; Port Huron. 34. c.lpudy; St. Paul. 30, cloudy; Toledo, 39, light rain; Yankton, 21, fair. Maximum velocity of winds to-day, for one honr. 15 miles. "Ff'rtsfr.v and Hardens of Soviet y Mr. Heerfifr'a JLeeture: East Xight. Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. of Plymouth Church. Brooklyn, lectured last evening, at Masonic Temple, on "The Wastes and Burdens of Society." In spite of inclement weather the hall was well filled. Mr. Beecher spoke for two honr in snch a manner as to weary no one, and said when he was half through that there was something in tbe atmosphere of Baltimore that always forced him to speak, and when started it was difficult for him to stop. He spoke of societv as not con structed so that it could bear reconstruction, butH a thing that grows and chauses, developing from causes that heretofore existed, so that while it could not be constructed or predicted, vet it could be criticised, and that he proposed to do. He considered elements of waste ana burdn in society under several heads: 1. Sickness. Society does not develop but one-fourth ot its industrial strength, tbe other three-fourths living on what the one-fourth produces. The generation average of men is but 33 years, while a man ought to be ashamed to stop work and die before he is fifty. Matters of health and sickness thns become matters of public regard. The crowding together of people in cities brings liability to sickness and disease. Public balls are not ventilated, railroad cars are the same way, steamships on the sea are stench holefe. churches, theatres, school-hocses. peuitentianes, jails, tenement houses, factories and shops all show that men are afraid of fresh air. In a certain town where the death rate was 7 in 1,000. the death rate iu the penitentiary was only 3 in 1.000. This would be rather an argumeut in favor of going to the penitentiary, ana if generally carried out it mi?ht become so popuisr that no man would be pnt np as a candiuate for Congress unless he had a certificate of residence in the penitentiary for a certain time Laughter. ScarlatiLa, fever, contagious diseases mav breed in noxious sewers j and in squalid poverty, but they will fly in at ine winnows oi tne rico. 2. Ignorance. Not the Ignorance that makes a man unable to read and write, but that gives him no use for himseif nor his faculties. It hinders progress, hinders public sentiment, and make a dangerons class possible. Ignorant labor is always pour labor, and poor labor is always poor pav. The utterance, "I'm just as good as the next man" depends on wno tbe next man is. Liut'hter. The man that comes into tbe market with only his muscle to sell is but a competitor of every ox and ass in the country. Tbe reply to the man rrho thinks society has cheated him is: "You were cheated when yon wern't sent to school: you were cheated wheu vou spent your evenings in grog shops: you were cheated when you joined yonr unions' aud tried to thwart the decrees of Aimighty God. I came from a saddler on my mother s side and from a blacksmith on mv lather's, and I am the more outspoken against these miserable doctrines of a reconstruction of society, which are not products of this country, but are blown over to ns fiom France and Germany. (Applause.! 3. Combativeness. Tbe qurrelsomeness of men has hindered every reformation. There is no evil worse than intemperance, but' tbe temperance movement is broken into sections, aud one-halt its power is expended in internal differences. One section favor stringent laws against the manufacture of liquor, another advises moderate laws, another teaches moral suasion, another claims that the church should do the work, and still another says let ns reform men by lager beer and wine. Laughter. In religfon sects have been at war for 2.000 years. 4. Misdirected JEfl'ort. Some men live through their whole lives without finding what they are fitted for. The pulpit is full of men who would do better in other positions and the law it the same. Men are studying the arts who ought to be artisans; there are men at the plow who would adorn tbe bench, and some at the bouch who might adorn the plow. 5. Lying. The insincerity or white lying that become common in a political campaign are of great danger to society. Oaths have become an abomination, belong to an a::e of superstition, and should have long ago been abolished. In the cutom-honse at New York everv man that enters it swears aud keeps on swearing till be comes out. Laughter. A foreigner mumbles over a little hocus-pocn, men swear to do and not to do what they know nothing about. On the stand the witness swears to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help him God. But neither side wants either the truth or the whole truth, and the witness is put into the hands of experts who are traiued to .make him lie. The man that will not tell the truth without au oath will pot tell it under oath. The organized church tempts its ministry to insincerity. The church has just so large a" pot and the minister is planted. If be has any more roots than that pot will hold, so much the worse for him. They say if the preacher can't preach the doctrine his church wants, let him go somewhere else, as if the chnrch was like boarding, and if a man didn't like his coffee and his hash he conld go to the bouse across the street. Laughter. Liberty in the church is as safe as libertv without. Applause. 6. War. It would seem as if the desire of men for cold steel and blood was never as great as to-day, and tbe nations of Europe lie like lions waiting a chance to spring and devour, while a great part of the inventive intelligence of the human family was devoted to the production of weapons for the more rapid destruction of men's lives. Mr. Beecher confessed in conclusion that be had painted a pretty dark picture, and acknowledged that society was progressing, and bad progressed with remarkable strides in the right direction to a better and higher end. Prittrit'i of Boatmen's Wanes. Judge Giles decided yesterday, in the case of Willis Pickett and others against tbe tugboat James C. Gibney, that the mariners and engineers of a boat agtinst which there has been a decree of sale for a collision in tavor of the insurers of the cargo of the other boat are not entitled to priority in the payment of their wages due at tbe time of the collision. But for their services alter the collision, as in taking their boat into her port, &c they have a priority over the insurers and other claims, after payment of the costs of tbe suit. He ordered pavment to be made, therefore, to Michael T. Maher. $100; C. V. Putnam $65, and W. C. Hayward, $75, who were thus employed on the tugboat. The Homeopathic Fair. A meeting ot ladies connected with the fair recently held at Masonic Temple, for benefit of the homeopathic dispensary. No. 25 North Greene street. wa held yesterday at the dispensary. Mrs. Ira C. Can-field presided, Mies Lottie Robb secretary. It was stated that the fair bad netted $1,124, of which sum $1,000 has been paid over to the dispensary for its support daring the year, and the balance was placed in tbe bands of the treasurer, Mrs. A. Mabler, to be kept as a nucleus for a homeopathic hospital to be erected in this city. "T Uashaieats" temperance club acknowledge the receipt of the following contributions: Keunard & Oudesluys, $5; E. B. Tyler, $2; W. W. Post, 11. W. Huntemulier, C. F. Earrickson, E. Hewes & Co.. T. Trottep & Sons,-$1 each; cash 50 cents; Armstrong & Cator, ribbons for badges: Mrs. Coburn and Miss Williams, papers. The club has arranged to move its headquarters to-day from No. 4 South street to Rechabite Hall. "Fayette and Frederick streets tbe South street room being too small for their purpose. Monday prayer meetings and nightly temperance meetings will be held at tbe hall. For the Grand. Jury. Edward Boyer. colored, stealing a silver watch and chain, valued at $15, from Grace Butler, 44 Biddle alley. Wm. Brooke, colored, stealing a gold watch and chain, valued at $50, from Lottie Johnson, colored, 48 Biddle alley, and a gold ring, valued at $2 60. from William H. Morgan. 12 Oxford street. Brooks was also fined $5 and costs for carrying a razor. Mary Hays, stealing an umbrella, valued at $1, from Jacob Schoeneman, til Pennsylvania avenue. Knights of St. JUartin.Tb annul hop of the Knights of St. Martin took place at Concordia Opera House last night, and was attended by a Kclett company of ladies and gentlemen. Jas. Donnelly, enter knight, and about twenty-five knights were present in full uniform. The committee of arrangements was composed of P. Heury, Robt. McGee,Jame McKew, John Mo Colgan. Martin Kelly. Thomas Sexton. Jas. A. Kvau. T. Pender. T. Mallon and P. Cuety. si o iS- a. T 10 5 ! PRICE TWO GENTS. Operations of the iialthnore Folic 7e-partment. The report of the board of police commissioners of Baltimore to the General Assembly of Maryland for the yean 187t and 1877 wiil be presented in a few dave. Under section 616 of tbe police law of 1874, all the books, journals and all other documents in the possession of the board shall be always open to inspection by the General Assembly or any committee appointed by it for that purpose. Their books, journals and other documents, and tbe vouchers for all payments by the police commissioner shall also at all times be open to the inspection of tbe mayor and register of Baltimore, or either of tbem. Last night Acting Mayor Keilholtz and City Register Kcbb made a close examination of the books and affairs of the board preparatory to the closing np of the report for 18 1 1. The work occupied some hours. Tbe examiner at the conclusion united in the following: Baltimore, Jan. 10, 1878. Having Jexamined the ac counts and vouchers of the pohc department, we pronounce them correct in each and every particular, and believe from the exhibit as shown, that the moneys as expended have been done with a view to strict economy and the public welfare. Otis Keilholtz. Ex-officio Mayor. John A. Robb. Register of the city. The report to the Legislature, dated January 6. 1878, calls attention to the general good condition of the department, its equipment, tbe excellent personnel of the force and the high standard of its members, the amount and detail of tbe labor performed, the general aud particular economy of the service, and its thorough efficiency, as proved rn the result to the public welfare. No large community enjoy a greater exemption from crime, and in none is there felt to a greater degree that sense of security of life and property incident to a consciousness of the thorough and effectual check and control in which the criminal classes are held. This is in the main due to the complete ascendancy the department has maintained over our own turbnlent and dangerous element, and also to the fear inspired in predatory criminals from other cities. Invasions of these are almost wholly unknown, the certainty of detection, arrest and swift aud severe punishment effect-aally discouraging their visit. The area that requires thiennceaaingvigilance has. with tbe growth of Baltimore, acquired dimensions of no lees than fourteen aud a-balf square miles, inhabited by a population of some three hundred and fifty thousand people. The force to which its protection is entrusted consists of five hundred patrolmen, of whom two-fifths are assigned to day and the remainder to night duty. This number is reduced by special detail, attendance npon city and State courts, illness, aud during races and the summer excursion season, by details equivalent to ten per cent. The day men are on duty thirteen and tbe night men eleven hours out of each twentv-four. They are granted three days' leave of absence with pay each year. They, are always on duty in the sense which implies readiness and avail ability for service, being allowed to wear ordinary dress only on occasions for which a special p?rmi!)ioa is granted in writing by the board of police commissioners, nor can they, without similar permission, leave tbe city limits. Men of good physical aud moral endowments are required, and in ttis regard the force leaves not hing to be desired. The pay of the force, fixed bv law, is $2,500 a year to the marshal, the deputy marshal $2,000, each of the captains $22 a week, each of tbe 12 lieutenants $20, the 12 turnkeys each $15. and the ordinary policemen each $18 a week. Besides there is a detective force of a chief and 9 men. Reference is made to the effective service of tbe police during the riots of last July, tbe event of which are familiar to all. The whole uniformed police a6 well as the detective force' was on duty at points of the greatest danger. The board called into service as special policemen 118 citizens, including some prominent in the community, at a cost to the city of $2,302 50. The outbreak of the riots found the force with the firearms procured in generally worth less and unsatisfactory. Five hundred and ninety-six new and improved five-chambered Smith and Wesson revolvers were bought at a cost of $7,027 50, and $496 40 pain for nolsters. These weapons are the best, most effective and satisfactory weapons now in nse. Tbe police magistracy system, taking the appointment of station-house magistrates from tbe board, has operated satisfactorily, and relieved the commissioner of an unpleasant duty, the performance of which was liable to misinterpretation and attended by personal annoyances to which the Governor, tbe present appointing power, is not exposed. Censuses of voter of the city were taken a required by law, tne last in August last, showing a voting population of 66.525. The redlvi-eion of the city into 115 voting precincts has proved very satisfactory. The sick and disabled member of tbe force are paid from the special funds of tbe department, derived from fine and costs Imposed by magistrates at the station-houses, and by fines Imposed on deliqnent officers. From the same fund the incidental expenses of the marshal's office and tbe several station-houses are paid. The board has purchased in fee for the use of and had deeded to the city, the northwestern station house lot. the lot and northeastern station-house improvements and a lot for the new western station, which honse will be occupied in sixty days. Grand total, $71,323 56. leaving to the credit of said fund $2,500 in United States bonds and $3,955 18 as cash. In 1877 there were 26.1f5 arreste made " and 52.315 lodging furnished. Actual cost for maintaining the force about $563? 19. Received from the city $598,000. For all Incidentals of tbe department, the only expenditure which in' its items are under control of the board, $5,527 70. Propertv was recovered bv the force in 1877 valued at $92,356 96. of which all has been restored to owners except an amount valued at $1,800. AU property coming into possession of tbe department is duly numbered and booked, and returned to the owners -on proper application. Very iittle of value remains unclaimed. The report of the board is voluminous in detail. s The report is signed by William K. B. Fnssel-baugh. president, Harry Giiinor, treasurer, and Gen. James R. Herbert, the police commissioners. The acting mayor and city register complimented Mr. Marriott Boswell. clerk to the board, for the admirable manner in which the books are kept. lioth Sidem of the Pipe Line Scheme. The Associated Press has already announced that the Petrolenm Producers' Protective Union, in session at Titueville. Pa., on Wednesday uoaui-mouely favored the laying of a pipe line from the oil region, in Butler county. Pa., to Cnrtis s creek, in Anne Arundel county. Md., near Baltimore. It was stated that subscription were being received to carry tbe enterprise into effect, and special dispatches reported that all the stock was taken. Gen. Herman Haupt, of Philadelphia, in whose name assignments of the right of way along the proposed route have been made, as well as the contract of agreement to sell or lease 3IKJ acres of land belonging to the Patapeco Land Company, at Curlis's creek, has made a statement in effect that he has concluded snch arrangements as assnre tbe success of the oil-pipe line. He states that he has succeeded in purchasing the right of way for an uninterrupted line of two hundred and thirty-five miles, and that railroad crossings have been purchased in fee-simple. Tbe western terminus will be on the Allegheny river, opposite Parker's Landing, and the course southeast over the Alleghany Mountains to Curtis' creek, six miles from Baltimore. The pipe line will be composed of six-inch wrought iron pipe. This will be screwed together and sunk thirty inches in the ground. There will be four pumping stations, and it is thought that a six thousand-barrel stream can be forced every twenty-four hours. Gen. Haupt states that it will take xhe six pipe manufactories in the United States three months to manu- i facture the pipe, and that the absolute cost of transporting tbe oil through to the sea wilt be about ten cents per barrel, against fifty cents per barrel which it costs by the railroads. For tbe other side of this question railroad officials, including those of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, deny that the riEht ot way has been procured, or that a crossing has been or wiil be obtained over either the Pennsylvania or Baltimore and Ohio railroad in fee-simple. It is further stated that no right of way bas been purchased for tbe entire line, and that there is a bill now before the Pennsylvania Legislature asking that such a company as the pipe line people propose be allowed to form. It is tXso stated that no bill would pass tbe Legislature tbat proposed to take away frjim Pennsylvania a large and profitable refining business. There will be, it is understood, considerable opposition offered to tbe bill. Enticing a Young Girl. Ssronel V. Walker was arraigned before Justice Peters yesterday by Sergeant Seibold, and released on bail for the action of the trand jury, on a charge of enticing a girl, about fifteen years old. from ber parents for unlawful purposes. It was ebowc that Walker met the girl npon the street last Sunday on her way from Sunday school, she bavin? previously gotten acquainted with him at a picnic It is alleged he then took the girl to two different disrepntable house, at tbe first of which he demanded a fee. The proprietress, however, refused to retain the girl, but the was received at the second house, where she remained nntil found by the officers. Tbe proprietress of tbe latter. Belle iiliamson. was also arraigned before tbe same justice, and released- on bail for a bearing this morning, charged with persuading tbe tir! from the custody of ber parents and harboring ber for unlawful purposes. The girl was sent to tbe Maryland Industrial chool for Girls on complaint of her father that she is incorrigible and beyond his control. She is quite prepossessing in appearance. The Penn Yan Colony. Messrs. J. Ailing-ton, George W. Waddell. Ira R. Brundsge, Alfred Rose and G. Iladley Reiner, of Penn Yan, were at tbe Maltbr House, in Baltimore, yesterday, on their way to the recently founded colony on Cabin creek, Dorchester county. This is the third party of i-clonists to that place. Reports are to the effect that between twenty and thirty dwellings bave been completed, and work is progressing actively on a hotel, eaw-miil and packing house. The last comers are all well-to-do men. supplied with money to carry out their plane, and say that they mean bnsinesa. The Grand Jury visited tbe penitentiary yesterday, accompanied by Sheriff Snowdenand others. They were shown through the prison by Warden Wilkinson and Mr. John F. Hunter, president of tha board of directors. The visitor expressed their satisfaction at the appear ances or gooa management visible throughout the institution. Entertainment by a Colored Literary As. toeiation Address by Senator P.-irttsid. St. Mary' Literary Association, colored, named after the Protestant Episcopal Chapel on Orchard street, rave an entertainment last evening at Corinthian Hall, Masonic Temple, lion. Ambrose E. B urns id e. United Mates. Senator from Rhode Island, was present and made an address. There was a good attendance, the audience being entirely composed of colored people Tbe entertainment comprised competitive literary exercises, and music by St. Mary's chorister, under the leadership of R. S. Holden. accompanied by the Monumental Baud, durected by Augustus Johnson, organist of St. Mary's Chapel. The prizes, two bandome vornmee of literature, were awarded to Wm. A. Willvams lor an essay on "The Future olthe Negro in Amenca,"' and to Jennie Warren, who declaimed an "Ode to Shakspeare." -The other competitor were Ilutchens C. Bishop, "Cato's Soliloquy;" Christopher Perry, "Caseins against Ca-'ax;1'" and Sallie E. Mason, "Tbe Launching of the Ship," by Longfellow. The Judges who deoideci tbe merit of the competitor were: Rev. R. H. Paine. Rev. Dr. Alexander CrummelL, colore!. Washington: Rev. Geo. T. Wat kins, naAtor of Eheuezer Colored Church, and Mr. B. C. Bar-roll. Rev. C. B. Perry, of Mt. Calvary P. E. Church, presided, and made the opening address, dueling on the great advantage to the colored people of such literary associations aud endeavor. Now, irrevocably free, the colored people are on trial before the nation. The colored man can point with pride to the military glory of t be black Napoleon Toussant L'Onvertnre and bis no les famous generals Chnstophe, Des-salines, Kigand. Banneker was an inventive genius for any age. and there wa the poetic are of a Placidb and the sweet warbling of a Pciili Wheatley. They can point to-day to. divines, lawyers, physicians, son.e of them eminent for their scholarly attainments. Senator Burnside awarded the prize, first inscribing bis name on tbe fly leaves, and then made an aaoress. It was wrong to style it an address, he said. for became not to make any extended remarks. lie came at the in v nation ot his young friend. Rev. Mr. Perry, whom he knew from childhood, and in whose good work he was greatly interested. The declamation exercises were really very creditable, in bis estimation, and the essay was really a striking one. Tbe problem being worked out by the colored people of the United Siatea was of great interest to ail the world. S.avery was not conducive to etucatioo and cultivation; not that many were not educated, but education was not general enough among them to be conducive to good citizenship. They should remember that slavery existed here when tbe United State government was first lormeo. And although the Declaration of Independence pronounce all men free and equal, and speaks of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," the constitution of the United Staue did not prohibit slaver, but rather sanctioned it. Conditions arose which fastened tighter tbe chain of slavery. Tbe conflict came, however, and to day there is not a slave under tbe American flag. Applause. citu izenship falls on tbem and they should handle it with care. - Liberty is. not liceuae. There is in the negro character love of order, love of quiet, and a strain of religious sentiment which directed in tbe path of Christianity mnst do much good. Aa a friend he would apeak the truth to thm and say that a large number of those freed are hardly qualified to discharge tbe duty of citizens. In the audience before him, however, he saw the requirement of good citizenship. He advised honesty and an upright character. Freedom was not the only result of the war; tbe fact is established that this Union is one aud indivisible. Applause. After his remarks Senator Barnside was introduced to a number of persons, and passed ont through tbe audience, shaking hand on every side. William A. Willyam. who read the essay. was educated at the Collece vf the Propaganda, in Rome, whe.-o he was eeut by Archbisoop Ken-rick, of Baltimore. He spent ei"bt years In Rome and two years in France, Enulaud and Irelaud. He condnct a private chool in Baltimore." In his essay he suggested the erevtiou oi a monument to Benjamin Banneker, an inventive colored man of Howard county, wboee remains, he eaid, lie under an old barn near Ellicott City. Tite Xete Cotirt-llouite Scheme. The city council committee on city property had a meeting yesterday afternoon to consider the resolution of Dr. Thorn in relerence to safety of conrt records. By invitation Judges Dobbin. Brown and Gilmor and Mr. James R. Brewer, clerk of the Circuit Court, were present and gave their views on the subject. Judue Dobbin suggested the erection of a "fire-proof Jirick building on tbe lot of ground between tbe courthouse and record office i'or tbe use of tbe City Conrt and Court of Equity, and where the chancery records conld be secured. Judge Brown accorded in this suggestion. Judge Giimor expressed him eelfin favor of a new courthouse, and Mr. Brewer was of the same opinion. Mr. Brewer, it is understood, represented the records at present as in great danger in case of fire, which would be the more it kly to occur a considerable coal oil is used in the surrounding neighborhood. Tbe committee held a private conference alter :he Judges trad withdrawn. It is thought they will Dot recommend theerection of new conrt tioue, but may likely adopt Judge Dobbin's suggestion for a nre-proof building on the vacant space cf tbe court yard. Penbody Institute lecture. Rev. Henrv G. Spalding, of Boston, dalivered a lecture at Pea-bodv Institute last night on "Pompeii Its I destruction in the Year 79 by tbe Eruption of Vesuvius, and the Knowledge of Roman Life Obtained bv the Excavation at Pompeii," especially in the last 18 years. In 1860 King Victor Emmanuel appointed one of the greatest archaeologists of the age to the charge of the explorations, and since then wonderful addit'on. bave been made to the knowledge the world has of Roman life 1S00 vears ago. Volcanic eruptions do not destroy by the burning lava nonred out, bnt by tbe ashes and scoria, which bury viue-yards and village. In speaking of "noble Roman"" tbe lecturer wa led to par a warm tribute to tbe founder of the institution in which he spoke George Peabody whicn was loud!y applauded. The Mild Weather continued yesterda with fog and light rain, under which tbe mow and ice melted verv fast on the ponds. In the Pa-tapsco river, the upper part of the Chetpeake bay. Elk river and the Maryland and Delaware canal, tbe ice bad all gone last night- Heavy fog rested on the waters of the bay all day, and steamer of the different line were considerably delayed in arriving at their wharves. Bread for the Hungrtt. The Whatccat praying band, of which J. W. Lewis is president, who hold meetings in the bnilding for-merlv nsed by the base-baH player at Newing-ton Park, yesterday afternoon distributed between four and five hundred loaves of hreadfto the poor. There were over one hundred persons called for the bread, and a loaf was given for each person in tbe families applicants. Assault trith Intent to Kill. Chief George M Chambers, of the county police, arrested Christian Ware last night for committing an aggravated assault on his wife; with a butcher knife. He was arraigned before Squire Wm. Pole, Sr.. of Baltimore county, who committed him to jail in default of $300 security. The Week of Prayer Serrice was held yesterday at tbe Lutheran chnrch. Lanvaleand Fremont streets. Rev. Dr. Barclay, pastor. Ine prayers were for nations, rulers, magistrate and statesmen, tbe army and navy, benevolent institutions and for religious liberty, &c. Brief "Local. The case of Joseph Warren. Jr., colored, indicted for murder, ud removed from Baltimore city to Baltimore County Court, bas been fixed for trial on Wednesday, January 16. PatricK McCoyle, of No. 117 Ensor street, employed in a leather store. No. 30 Centre Market space, fell from a step-ladder vesterdav. baly I injuring hia left eide. He was taken to tbe City Hospital. A slight fire occurred at noon yesterday in the. paint store of John H. Uolthans, Broadway and Thames street, caused bv the careless dropping of a lighted match upon some oakum. . . Policeman WiddeSeld last Dight found the dea body of a newly born male child lying on a stall iu Belair market. Dr. Walker, coroner, was notified. The Baltimore bark Maggie V. ITngg. before reported ashore, is at St. Thomas dischari-ing her cargo of cotlee, which will be brought here in the bark Rialto. (For (Mher Eocals see T hird Page. Personal. In an interview with a New York reporter. Eon. Job E. Stevenson, of Cincinnati, emphatically denied his reported insanity, and gave a clear statement of his recent movements. - John H. Bowman, formerly a member of tbe Lebanon (Pa. I bar, and at one time district attorney of Lebanon countv. is now a citizen of California and reported to' be worth $400,000. Florence Barlege, 25 vears old, Dallas street, died yesterday from the result of injuries received several weeks ago Dya fall at State tobacco warehouse No. 5. Conway and Light sts. Mr. A. T. Gosborn has declined the appointment of honorary commissioner of Ohio at the Pari exhibition, offered him hy Gov. Young. A Hobokik Sensation. At lloboken. N. J., Wednesday evening, a large crowd assembled at St. Matlbew'a Evangelical Chnrch, to witneea the marriage of Frederick M. Agatzand Henrietta, daughter of Councilman Duhrkoop. The crowd waited, with increasing impatience, till 9.30 o'clock, when the pastor ot the church ascended the platform and announced tbat owing to tbe failure of Mr. Agatz to put in an appearance, the ceremony would necessarily be indefinitely postponed. Tbe announcement created some excitement, aud tbe guests looted at each otber iu open-eyed wonder. It is believed that Agatz's mother and sister, who are opposed to his marriage, prevailed on him at the last moment to break tbe engagement, and that he studiously avoided Hoboken on tbat account. It is eaid that several previous engagements between tbe young couple had beea broken only to be rene wed. Plymouth Church Expenses. Tbe expense of Plvmout h Church are so large that it difficult to figure ont bow thev are to be met with the reduced sum. realized by the sale of pew on Tuesday night, and it is apprehended that the society may have either to raise money in some sew way or to cut down salaries. Mr. Beecher gets $20,000, Pastor Halliday $3,500, Sexton Weld $3,000. bi assistant $s00, Henry Camp, for the music, $5,000 thi year, a reduced sum, and the missions cost about $12,000. These figures, which are approximated correct, make a total of $44,300 for current expense, to be met out of tbe $36,929 realized by the sale of the Dews. The cost of beating, lighting and cleaning the church.. wnich is large, is not included in the estimated expenses. Last year the true-tees had $48,420 from the pew renu, and even then they were forced tc make reductions. The Pittaburr (Pa.) Post demand tbat tbe legislative committee to investigate tnecaose of tbe Pittsburg riot shall be com posed of the "ablest, purest, and most disinterested memfcera of tbat body." The Colorado mines produced $7,879,43i wot I of rold and silver ore in 1T7.
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