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8 SUNDAY MOB - VCfG, FEBRUARY 23, 1879. GENERAL TELEGRAMS. Sp read, of the Ye 1 1 o w Fever in Brazil. Murdered by Indians A Church Burned Celebrating the Organization of the Jolin Hopkins University. IilO Jaxeiiio, February 3. Tlic yellow fevor is increasing, the deaths from tho cpiilomic number daily from live to ten. Murdered by Indians. Dead - wood, D. T.. February 22. A report has juBt reached here from Rapid City that two hunters, Furgeson and Thompson, were murdered on the 20th by Indians near that place. A party of twenty men started from Rapid City to bring in tho bodies and notify ranchmen of the vicinity of danger. Fatal Quarrel. Fout FAii;yiELi, Mo.. February 22. Thursday, February 6, James A. Brown and JaulM Nlckorson, both lumbermen, had a difficulty at Brown's camp ; Nickeroon struck lirown on tho head with a apade from the effects of which Brown died on tho 20th. Ni.'kerson has Dceu arretted ami taken to Houston. The Jo tin Cloukiiis University. Baltimore, Jld., February 22. The trustees and faculty of John Hopkins University celebrated the third anniversary of its organization, at tho Academy of Music, this forenoon, a very largo at tendance being present. President Whlto, of Cornell University, doliered the annual oration, his subject being, "University Education." Among those prosent wore Governor Carroll, the Judges of the City Courts. Mayor Latrobe, members of tho City Council and the heads of the several city departments, also Professor J. E. Hilgarde, United States Coast Survey ; General Fitz - hugu Lee, of Virginia ; General Albert, United States Army ; Professor Holden, of the National Observatory ; Colonel Craighill, United States Army, and others. The Snowstorm! Pobi Jebvis, N. Y., February 22. Snow has fallen quito moderately during tho day throughout this section. Reports from Monticello, N. Y., and Milford, Pike County, Po., and as far west as Binghamton show that from four to five inches of new snow hav fallen. Trains on the Monticello and Erio roada are running without detention. The weather Is moderate Revenue Seizures. San Fbancisco, CaL, Fobruary 22. The Hibernia Brewery, of which Matthew Nuuan, the Sheriff, la the head, having been seized by revenuo officials for neglect to comply with tho law in canceling stampB on barrels, and bonded in $7,000, have offered to compromise for about half the amount of tho bond. Similar proposals havo been made by match and cigar firms, A Farm House Burned. Butiahx, Vt., February 22. Jesso L. Billings' farm house was burned on Friday. The insurance Is $6,230, which docB not cover the loss. Fire. Sdmmebside, P. E. I February 22, A fire last night destroyed the business places of Wright Brothers, John McHenzie, J. A. Sharp and C. B. Saunders, and two dwellings. The loss is $20,000. High Water in tlie St. Lawrence. MonmsBonaff, Out., February 22. The water in the St. Lawrence River at this point is now five feet above high water mark. Tho mills have all been Btopped, but no damage has taken place so far. An ice bridge has been formed from Croil's Island. The jam extends from Farran's Point to Weaver's Point, a distance of seven miles. The Bark Sadie. Maxasquan Beach. N. J., February 22. The bark Sadie, ashoro two miles south of hero, lies in a favorable position. Captain Young, of tho Wrecking Compauy, is here. The cable and anchors are laid, and steam pumps have been put on board. .She is - making a littte water. Wreckors are Fending down her topmasts, yards and rigging to earn (ho vessel, and tomorrow will commence discharging her ballast of 150 tons. As anon as the weather i.? favorable they will bo - gin to heave her afloat. The wind is light from south - past, and the sea is smalL Captain Isaac Burns, of the Coast Wrecking Company, is in charge. Tlie Intercolonial Railway. MoCTO, N. I)., February 22. Mr. David Pottinger has issued a circular announcing his appointment as Chief Superintendent of tho Intercolonial Railway and taking control of tho road. Tlie Kansas Legislature and the Telegraph. Chicago, Ills., February 22. Some Interest is felt here in business circles in the contest between the manager of the Western Union telegraph office at Topeka, Ka., and a committee of the Legislature. Said committee having refused to accept Telegraph manager Smith's respectful reply and having placed him in custody, the rights of the respective parties are to bo tested. Sympathy here is with the telegraph compauy, as it is believed ihe privacy of dispatches 6hould be preserved as well as that of letters. The case for the telegraph company is being managed from here by Norman Williams, attorney. Drowning - Casualty. Philadelphia, February 22. Two young men attempted to cross the Delaware Iliver In a boat a short distance above the city thiB morning. Their boat was capsized by the ice and one of them drowned. The other was rescued but died soon after being taken ashore. Heavy Failure. Boston, February 22. Henry Bigolow Williams, real estate agent, No. 45 Milk street, to - day riled a petition in bankruptcy. His liabilities amount to $1,266,931.51. Among tholargeBt secured creditors are the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, $100,000 ; the City Institution for Savings, Lowell, $44,000 ; the Provident Institution, Boston, $100,000 ; the Five Cent Savings Bank, Lowoll, $100,000 ; tho Danvers Savings Bank, $20,000 ; the Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance Company, $215,000. There are no unencumbered assets. Funeral of the Late Oeueral R. H. Chilton. Richmond, Va., February 22. Tho remains of the iatc General R. H. Chilton, in charge of the Columbus, Ga., military, reached here at 4:45 P. M. to - day, and were received at the depot by the First Regiment Virginia Volunteers. Governor Holli - day, as the representative of the State ; General IV. H. F. Lee, President of tho Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, and many other Stata and city officials and veterans of the late war participated in the obsequies, which were quite imposing. The remains were oscorted to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, whore the funeral services took place, and they were thon taken to Hollywood Cemetery for interment. A large concourse of people joined in doing honor to the deceased soldier. Xedestrianvnt. Pittsweld, Mass., Fobruary 22. n T. nivtehnr. who becran on Tuesday niuht to walk 100 hours without sleep or rest, finished his task tonight. He was allowed to leave the track but thirty minutes dally. Fatal Accident. Altoona, Pa., February 22. Michael Brown, of this city, while going into the depot to - day slipped and fell, striking his head against one of the iron pillars. He died ten minutes after. Verdict Against an Insurance Company. Milwaukee, Wis., February 22. Tho United States Court has been engaged for the past three days hearing the case of Elijah Buttertleld against the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company of Newark, New Jerssy. Bntterneld, who was formerly an agent for the above company, claimed about $90,000 on a contract of fifteen per cent., commission on all business dono in tho StateB of Connecticut, Rhodo Island and Now York. The company claimed that the contract was canceled some years ago. Tho case was given to the jury yesterday, and this morning they returned a verdict of $660 for plaintiff. It . is nn. derstood that the case will bo carriod to tho Supreme Court. The Grecnbackcrs. Washington, D. C, February 22. A preliminary meeting of Greenbackors elected to the next Congress and other gentlemen connected with the Greenback or National party was held in this city today. Tho meetings will continue several days. Church Burned. Springfield, Mass., February 22. . Tho Congregational Chnrch at Mlttineague waB turned this afternoon, taking fire from a hot Btovo In tho jadles' parlor, whore there was lo havo been a meeting a Jittle later. It was a wooden building, built in 1847, and was insured for $3,000. The furniture and new organ wore Insured for fSOO. Hon. Jttr. Masson's Condition. Ottawa, Ont., February 22. Hon. Mr. Masson, Minister of Militia, who was attacked with a fit in tho House of Commons, yesterday afternoon, whilo moviDg an address of condolence in French to the Queen, on the death of the Princess Alice, Is not yot recovered. It is said that ho had a second fit this morning and that he will probably leave the city shortly en route for France. Heavy Revenuo Payment. Toronto, Ont., February 22. Tho firm of George Dorbam & Worts, distillers, In this city, anticipating an increase in tho exciso duty, paid yesterday over half a million dollars to tbe.Inland Rovonuo Department, on the Btock in their warehouses Uoro. Cheese and Feed Burned. Lanark, 111., Fobruary 22. P. A. Dames' cheese factory and teed mill were entirely destroyed by fire at 4 o'clock this morning, to - gethor with 2,000 bushels of grain. Tho loss U $12,000 ; uninsured. Printers Burned Out. Chicago, February 22. A firo late Inst night destroyed tho property of Miller, Wagner & Umdeustook, printers, to the value of $10,000; of Fotldn & Oruver, printers, $4,000; Hanlon, binder, V,(W0, Fully insured. Assassination of an Editor. San Francisco, February 22. A private letter dated Mazatlan, Mexico, Fobruary 10, nays Joso O. Va'.lade, a popular editor who opposed tho course of' tho Governor, was assassinated on tho ciuht of January 27. The people, believing that Gov - ernor Canedo was privy to the crime, marohed to nig resmonco with the intention of lynching mm, due Canedo had escaped. General Loaeza put the dty under martial law, but the excitement hag now subsided. Fedestriaulsin. Baltimore, February 22. A twenty - six hours' walking match, for $200 a side and door money, between J. P. Mackoy, of New York, and W. M. C. Wadmon, of Chicago, commenced at eight o'clock last night, at Maryland Institute, and oonoluded to - night, was won by Mackoy, who made 112 miles ; Wadman made 98 miles. 'fixe Democratic National Committee. Washington, D. 0 February 22. The Democratio Committee to - day decided to authorize the Executive Committeo to appoint an Executive Committee to act as an auxllliary to the Executive Committee of that body in all political matters. The Committeo adjourned to meet on tho 23d of February, 1880, in Boston. The ExecutiveCommittee met to - night, and decided to instruct tho Congressional Committeo to appoint an Executive Committee for tho same purpose as the auxllliary committeo previously mentioned. John G. Thompson, Sergeant at Arms of the House, was elected Assistant Treasurer, General Duncan S. Walker Assistant Secretary, and Colonel Isaac E. Eaton, of Kans, was appointed to tho vacancy on the National Democratic Committeo, caused by the resignation of Abram S. Hewitt. The decided to locate their headquarters in BoBton. Weather Probabilities. WAsniNOTON, D. 0., February 22. For the Middle States light rain or snow followed by partly cloudy and warmer weather.BOutherly to westerly winds and falling, barometer In the eastern and northern portions, followed by rising baronteter. BECORD OF THE THERMOMETER, The following is the record of tho thermometer as kept at thi D - utr Eaoi.b office: 5 P. M 28 ; 11 P. M g 7 P. M 25 1 A. M 23 3 P. M 251 WASHINGTON NEWS. The Anti Chinese Bill Goes to the President. Tho Senate Amendments Concurred in by the House Deferring Action on the Reorganization of the Army Until December Zack Chandler Occupying bis Old Seat. Special Dispatch to the Eagle. Washington, February 22. The army wilt have a breathing spell until next December, when the Forty - sixth Congress will convene. To - day tho Senate struck tho reorganization scheme from the Army Appropriation bill on the ground that there is not time to consider the subject this session. The House will not Insist upon the reorganization of the army, although it will demand that tho clause prohibiting the presence of troops at tho polls be retained. O. Proceedings in the Senate. Washington, February 22. The Secretary of War sent a communication to the Senate to - day, calling attention to tho necessity for certain buildings on David's Island, New York harbor, in connection with the permanent recruiting depot at that place, and recommending an appropriation of $110,000 for tho erection of such buildings. Referred to tho Committee on Military Affairs. THE CATTLE TRADE. A communication was received from the Secretary of the Treasury in regard to the exportation of live animals, and suggesting Buch legislation as will enable the Secretary to prohibit or restrict the exportation of livo animals of the United States to foreign oouutrios when disease exists among themand that he have authority to appoint skilled persona to examine cattle, &to. Ho submits the draft of a bill to carry out his views. Referred to the Committeo on Agriculture, at the request of Mr. Paddock, SENATOR CHANDLER IN HIS OLD SEAT. Mr. Ferry (Mich.) presonted the credentials of Hon. Zach Chandler, elected United States Senator from Michigan to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hon. Isaac Christiancy. The credentials having been read Mr. Chandler was escorted to the Vice President's desk and tho oath of office was administered to him. He occupies the satuo Beat that ho did whon in the Senate several years ago. The Vice President laid boforo tho Senate tho credentials of Hon. John D. Ingalls, re - elected United States Senator from Kansas for six years, from March 4, 1879. Read and placed on file. Tho Vice President laid before the Senate tho credentials of Hon. John A. Logan, elected United Statos Senator from tho State of Illinois for six years from March 4, 1879. They were read and placed on file. Mr. Jones (Fla.) presonted tho credentials of tho Hon. Wi.'kinson Call, elected United States Senator from the State of Florida for six years from March 4, 1879, Road and plncod on file. Tho Vice President laid before the Sonato the credentials of Hon. James A. Slater, elected United Statos Senator from the State of Oregon for six years from March 1, 1879. Read and placed on file. THE ARMY APPROPRIATION BILL. Mr. Blaine (Maine) demanded the regular order, being the Army Appropriation bill, The Senate then proceeded to the consideration of tho Army Appropriation bill, tho pending question being on the motion to strike out of the bill the secttonB iu regard to army reorganization. Mr. Beck (Ky.) said the sections sought to bo stricken out proposed to do mora than recoguizo the army. SOLDIERS AT THE POLLS. It was proposed to strike out the sections inserted by the House, amouding Section 2,002 of tho Revised Statutes, so as to provide that "no military or naval officer er other person engaged in the civil, military or naval service of the United States shall order, bring, keep or havo under his authority or control any troops or armed men at the place whero any general or special election is held in any State, unless it 1)0 necessary to repel the armed enemies of the United States." The House also proposed to amend Section 6,528 of the Revised Statutes, so as to make it a penal offense for any army or navy officer, or other person, to violate the above section, and it was proposed to strike this out also. Mr. Bayard (Del.) Baid ho had hoped, and still hoped, that there would bo but one opinion among senotors on this question of using troops at the polls to preserve the peace. He hoped the question would bo taken as to considering the question of army reorganization Bopo - rately. All AmericanB shonld agree that the military was subordinate to the civil power. Mr. Windom (Minn.) argued that it was impossible to consider this question of army reorganization at this session and complete the public business by the 4th of March. Mr. Tburman, (Ohio) Baid he had come to bolieve that the Army could not bo reorganized unlesB it be by an amendment to an appropriation bill. There were instances where it was absolutely necessary to attach general legislation to appropriation bills. He admitted it was not a desirable practice, but it was mode sanctioned by numerous examples in the legislation of this and .the mother country. He for one would not say that under no circumstances would he attach general legislation to appropriation bills. After further debate, the question being on atriking out all the secttonB relating to army reorganization, upon tho ground that there was not time to consider them, it was agreed to, yeas, 45, nays, 18, as follows: Yeas. Allison, Bailey, Bayard, Blaino, Booth, Cameron (Pa.), Cameron (Wis.), Chandler, Conkling, Cono - ver, DaviB (Ills.), Davis (W. Va.), Dawes, Dennis, Dor - soy, Eaton, Edmunds, Ferry, Grovor, Hamlin, Hereford, Hill, Hoar, Howe, Ingalls, Kernan, Kirkwood, Lamar, McCreory, McMillan. Merrimon, Mitchell, Morgan, Morrill, Oglesby, Paddock, Pptteaon, Ransom, Rollins, Sargent, SaulBbury, Spencer, Teller, Wadleigh and Windom. 45. Nays Messrs. Anthony, Beck, Bruce, BurnBide, Butler, Cockrell, Coke, EuBtis, Garland, Gordon, Harris, Jones (Fla.), Matthewa, Plumb, Thurman, Voorheea,, Wallace and Withers 18. When the amendment proposed by the Committee on Appropriations to strike out of the House bill the provisions forbidding tmT use of troops at elections, aud making it a penal offence to do so, as above stated, was reached, it was agreed to without diBCusBion and the provisions were Btricken out yeas 34, nays 80, as follows : Yeas MessrB. Allison, Anthony, Blaine, Booth, Bruce, BurnBide, Cameron (Pa.), Cameron (Wis.), Chandler, Conkling, Conover, Davis (111.), Dawos, Doreoy, Edmund!?, Ferry, Hamlin, Hoar, Howe, Ingalls, Kirkwood, McMillan, Matthews, Morrell, Oglesby, Paddook, Patter - eon, Plumb, Rollins, Saunders, Spencer, Teller, Wadleigh and Windom 34. Nayt - Messrs, Bailey, Barnum, Bayard, Beck, Butler, Cockrell, Coke, DaviB, (W. Va.,) Dennis, Eaton, Garland, Gordon, Grover, Harris, Hereford, Hill, JoneB, (Fla.,) Kernan, Lamar, McCreery, McDonald, Maxoy, Merrimon, Morgan, Ransom, Saulsbury, .Thurman, Voorhees, Wallace and Withers 30. Considerable debate ensued on the provision'author - izing tiie transmission of telegrams by railroad companies, and also the cost of tho same. It is to be reconsidered at noon to - morrow, as the Senate adjourned without taking definite action on the Telegraph bill. Proceedings in the House. Washington, D. O., February 22. The House, by a non party vote of yeas, 187; nays, 64, has laid upon the tablo a bill reported from tho Committeo on War Claims reimbursing Maggie Barron and others of Tennessee for supplies taken by the Union army during tho war. APPLICATION FOB THE ARREST OF MINISTER BEWABD. Mr. Springer, rf Illinois, Chairman of Committeo on Expenses in State Department, has submitted the report of that committee with a resolution requesting the Speaker to issue his warrant for the arrest of George F. Howard, as a contumacious witness. Order printed and notice given that it will be called up for action on Monday. The Houso Ib now disposing of bualuesB on the Speaker's table. THE CUSTOMS REVENUE. LAWS. The second bill on the Speaker's table was tho House bill repealing tho third section of tho Besumption act, as amended by the Senate, making United States notes receivable in payment of four per cent, bonds and for duties on imports. : . After a long debate the bill and amendments were laid on tho table by a vote of 141 yeas to llO.nays. THE ANTI CHINESE BILL. After disposing of several bilte on the table, the bill was reached restricting the immigration of Chinese, with tho Senate amendments thereto. Mr. Willis (Ky.) moved to concur in the. Sonate amendments. Mr. Wilson (W. Va.) moved to non concur. He desired to have read those sections of tho treaty with China which were affected by the bill. 1 To this Mr. Luttroll (Cal.) objected, wherenpon Mr. Wilson, remarked that the Houbo was making a blunder on that f - ubject whioh it would hereafter regret. Mr. White (Pa.) moved to adjourn, Mr. Lnttrell 1 want the Houso to notice that it is a Republican who is trying to defeat this bill. Mr. White I am opposed to tho bill and I do not care who knows it. Mr. White then movod to lay the bill and amendments on the table. The motion to lay on tho table was dofeated yeas, 05 ; naya, 140. The Senate amendments wore then concurred in without a division. The bill now goeB to tho President for his approval. The Houso thon proceeded to discuss the Sonato amondiuoute to the bill reducing the tax on tobacco. A FINE CELEBRATION. A Patriotic Gathering at Brooklyn Institute. the Washington's Birthday and the Gift of Graham Simultaneously Commemorated What the Institution has Done During the Year An Address by General J. B. Woodward and an Oration bylBey. Charles H. Hall, D.D. "Patrick Henry, the Patriot and Orator." The thirty - fifth anniversary of the Brooklyn Institute and the 147th anniversary of Washington's birthday were celebrated last evening in the institution on Washington street, near Concord. Despite the severity of the weather tho attendance was large and the cel ebration was one of the most successful held in many years. The large hall of the Institute was beautifully decorated with flags, streamers and pictures, Among the latter a fine portrait of Washington andGuy'B painting of Brooklyn fifty years ago were prominent. Upon tho platform wero seated Major General John B. Wood ward, President of the Institute ; Rev. Charles H. Hall, D. D., orator of the evening : Mt. D. Littlejohn, the Treasurer ; Mr. A. T. Baxter, Secretary, and Direotora Jesse C. Smith, James Littlejohn, N. K. Moody, W. S Snooden, L. V. D. Hardonborgh and Andrew Otterson, M. D. The walls wero covered by tho drawings of the Art School, whioh made a splendid showing. Professor F. T. L. Boyle, teacher of the school, was in attendance and received earnest congratulations on the excellent Bhowing made by his pupils. REMARKS OF GENERAL WOODWARD. Shortly after eight o'clock the exercises were opened by General Woodward, who said : You aro asaembled to - night In pursuance of our an nual custom to celebrate Washington's Birthday, and it haa grown Into a habit to constitute this the " annual meeting " of the Institute, at which we take into our con - nuenco mo gooa people oi our city uuu huuuiii. cue results of our year's labor. It may not be uninteresting to you if I give a brief account of the history of the In - Btitute. General Woodward then recounted the circumstances iu the history of tho Institute, which was founded by Augustus Graham in 1843. On tho 4th of July, 1848, Mr. Graham, in a letter, presented the building, free from incumbrance, j,to the Institute and directed that tho income from rant should be used for paying the Librarian's salary, aud othor incidental expenses, and for on address and presentation of premiums on the evening of tho 22d of February to the finost meritorious of tho readers of tho Library. General Woodward then sketched the history of the Institute up to the present time. In conclusion he said : I should fail of a proper and complote discharge of my duty as President were I to fall to express the thanks of the trUBtees aud directors of the Institute to our worthy Treasurer, Mr. Duncan Littlejohn, who has for many years devoted a portion of every day to tho interests of the institution, and to his faithful care is to be attrbut - mainly its continued success. So long as he is ablo to ?ive us tne oeneni oi nis time ana attention tnere is no ear but that we shall continue a career of usefulness. Applause. REPORT OF THE TREASURER. General Woodward then read the following report : Brooklyn Institute, January 3, 1879. General John B. Woodward, President : Dear Sir I have the pleasure of handing you the Institute accounts for 1878. These accounts oomprise a general account current, accompanied by vouchers, balance sheet from ledger, abstract of income and expenses and comparative statement, exhibiting the difference of income and expenses for the years 1877 and 1878. You will see, with regret, that our iucome has declined $768.60, but having reduced expenses $688.21, the absolute loss to us is only $82.39, as compared with 1877. The yield from rents has been steadily declining since 1875 ; to moot this state of things our expenses have been reduced and the most searching economy observed, until it is difficult to promise in the future any important saving in our working expenses. We have now to look forward for improved resources, mainly in the hope of better times, to restore our receipts from rents to somothing like the normal standard. Cash assets consist of : In the Brooklyn Bank, $700.65; in the Brooklyn Savings Bank sinking fund, $227.86. Total, $928.50. Bonded Debt. I have tho satisfaction of reporting that our bond and mortgage has been reduced $500. It now Btands at $10,500, and the interest we now pay is six per cent., instead of seven per cent., as formerly paid, thus making a permanent saving of moment to the institute. This Is my tenth annual report in your service. I commenced my labors in tho hope that ere this I should have been oblo to liquidate your debt, but the times have been unfavorable. While I remain your treasurer, after providing as well as I can for the library and drawing school, any sparo funds will go to tho sinking fund. Tho longer I hold office, the more I am convinced of the necessity of obliterating our bonded dobfc, if the institute is ever to bo worthy of its founder or of this City of Brooklyn. ; D. Littlejohn, Treasurer. Tho official table, accompanying the report, showed tho receipts for tho year to be $5,327.99, and the expenditures $4,627.34. LIBRARY REPORT. Tho Youths' Free Library continues actively engaged in distributing roading matter to the rising generation of tho city. Our record for the year 1878 is satisfactory. We find tho number of readers augmented, the aggregate number of volumes increased over the pre - viouB count of 10,300, and the bookB kept in good working condition. Our means do not admit of any large increase, but each advancing year sees a little gain in tho numbor of volumes upon our shelves. The library continues under the faithful superintendence of Miss Louise N. Roso, to whom the directors feel indebted for her assiduity and zeal in the management of this department, with which she has been so long connected. The library forms the niOBt important work of the Institute, as at present constituted, and yet it is one of those things which admit of little being said, bo long as .tho duty 1b properly performed. The Dest test of its efficiency ie offered in the following tabular statemont, furnished by the Librarian : The library opened for bUBiuess January 2, 1878, on the 6th of July we commenced calling in our books for binding aud repairs, and we closed the 15th of Baid month. Tho intermission lasted until the 2d of September, or about fifty - two working days. Tho working year of the library consisted cf 10 months, of 26 days, or 261 days in all. Our readers numbered 17,369. Deliveries and receipts were as fol lows : uaiiy, 144 volumes; muuuuy v"i "ayuy, 0,010 volumes; yearly (10 months, of 26 days), 38,134 volumes; increase over 1877 (in readers), 1,623; in daily deliveries and receipts, 4 volumes; in monthly deliveries and receipt, 110 volumes; in yearly deliveries and receipts, 4,795 volumes; lost during the year, thirteen volumes. The small number of volumes loBt 1b an indication of strict surveillance. It is also creditable to the many readers freely intrusted with our property. It speaks well for the general integrity of our young people, many of whom are among the ranks of the worthy poor. It la a fair indication of the humanizing influence of the access to a free library. Under this aspset alone we feel satisfied the Brooklyn Institute is an effective instrument for good in this community. We hope ultimately the people of Brooklyn will also realize this, and lend ub a helping hand In enlarging the boundaries of our usefulness. Reepectf ully submitted Bv the Library Committee. Rev. Charles H. Hall, D. D., was then introduced, ORATION OF REV. DR. HALL. The speaker began by dissipating any false mysticism that might surround the career of Patrick Honry, the patriot orator, and then said ho would run along rapidly two or three lines of thought. One was that there waB a singular power of personal magnetism which belong to some men, which lies In the boundary line of the imagination and is called eloquence. A second was that the circumstances under which this is exercised determine largely its power and stamp its character. Tho third was that Patrick Henry the man comprehended as a solid fact his own gifts, accepted his duties and did them houestly and well. He leaves ub an example which we can admire and Imitate. There is, continued the speaker, a gift to man of eloquence. What 1b it 7 A thousand miss it for one that has it in a marked degree. Some have it as a quiet, electric force, which eauses all around them to bloom and blossom. Some have it as a lightning flash, which lightens the dark clouds or rends its fiery way through all opposition. The multitude of speakers in every land do not have it and ought not to have it. The church la more potent for good when the body of preachers do not pretend or aspire to it. There are no signs that the Supreme Model of the church ever used it. THE POWER OF ORATORY is the resultant of all other common gifts. It is the music of all the faculties in their full play. You see mechanical critics often dissecting a speech and pointing out tho sources of its eloquence. It is about as wise for a doctor to dissect a blue oye and tell us how a young beauty of 18 makes it flash into the boy's heart and fiends his pulse up to fever heat. No doctor can explain it and many a girl can do it as easy as to wink. Ap - plauBe.) The oratorical flasheB of men do not come on them by design. They do their share, but at the proper moment a power beyond them takes them by the hair of the head as the angel did the prophet, and they see the whole scene spread out before them, and we are made to feel that the voice comes to us from above us. Every man's eloquence 1b just that man the issue and outcome of all he has been doing and the healthy outflow of what he 1b, all told. Now, what 1b the eloquence of the man Henry ? Most of it died on the echo, and we know only its report from dubious witnesses. But take any of it that we have left. It was his manhood that gave it power, his honesty, his then Bingular faith in man as man only, not as kings, lords and commonB, or as little lords and aristocrats in the colony. Henry knew little or nothing of books, and the little that he did know did not always serve him a good turn." He read Coke Upon Lyttleton let us drop a tear of pity for him at the thought. He was fond especially of Llvy in translation. Boys now who cannot read Iivy in the original are not fitted for college. He had few bookB, and he would not have found many in the whole colony of Virginia. He wasted his youth very largely, but ho was a keen observer, an indefatigable student of his fellow men. It is impossible for a man to rise and be eloquent in cold blood. Tho exigencies of nations beget orators. Demosthenes burned to save Greeco from the tyrannies of Philip of Macedon. He failed, but Mb eloquence shone on the background of the man which he resisted. Cicero standB on the edge of the falls over which Roman liberty, Roman honor and morals were descending. Ho too failed. His eloquence tellB the grief 01 a miguty boui over nis uiHappoinanent. ur. Hall then considered THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF PATRICK HENRY, and quoted three cases to show tho background essential to the status of the man. The orator described the cases with an eloquence and a completeness of illustration that won for him a Bhower of plaudits. The first was In the Parsons case. He was all wrong in it from a legal point of view, but he spoke the truth. The second was in the Bpeech on the resolution on the Stamp act. It was the destiny of Patrick Henry to speak the one word that Bhould be Eke the Bpark in the mass of tinder. Dr. Hall, in glowing terms, described the familiar scene when Henry's ringing voice shouted, "Cnssor had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell, and George the Third (Treason I cried the people; Treason 1 Treason 1 echoed from every part of the house)." Henry simply raised himself to hiB height and continued, " may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it." The third instance was when in the first assembly of representatives of the representatives from ail the chief colonies he arose to protest against the baneful proposition to wait and compromise longer when the British MiniBtry wore forging their chains on every side. It was at this time Henry reached the summit and power of his fame as a patrlotlo orator. Patrick Henry did the work set to him well, and was THE FARTHEST REMOVE FROM A POETICAL MYTH. If I could insist on your seeing him just as he was you might be shocked a little at tho first appearance : but the lesson would be more profitable afterward. When he was in the Parsons case be was so rude in form and speech that his relations hung their head for Bhame. When he went to the Houso of Burgesses in Williamsburg, clothed In his old, long red cloak, he was bo uncouth that the lordlv a entlemen who affected the man ners of St. James were moved to merriment. When ho took his seat in the first convention of colonial delegates, his contrast to the eleaant men who were associated with Mm was the subject of general comment. He woe probably In oommon life an awkward man. His speech was partly of the kind called "cracker" in the South. Ho never gave up Mb outrageous pronunciation of cer tain words, or learning ne naa nrae or none, lor ne had never attempted it. He stood up and stood alone as a man nothing more. Sternly moral, KEENLY ALIVE TO THE RIGHTS OF MAN, as ho had learned them in the school of nature, his powers wero specially comprenonsioie. tvnen ne rose to hln feet and faced the facta of the times every one knew that he was bound to out across all the webs of sopmBts and go straight to the neart 01 a sudjoci. May ho yet have a biographer who is able to comprehend him just aa he was ; who may dissipate the political mists that have been thrown about him. The lesson of his life I cannot give you better than in Mb own words. After his death a scaled packet was found among his papers which, on being opened, proved to bo tho "Resolutions on the 8tamp act," in hie own handwriting. Applause. The old man never forgot tbo Pass of Thorniopyla), and looked back with honorablo pride to n,o imm. wlien hr confessedly broke the Bi'.once of sub - mipsion. On the back of them ho wrote certain sober advices wMch we may ponder on as wo recall him to recollection: "This brought us the war which finally separated the two countries and gave independence to ounr, whethorthis will prove a blessing or a curse will depend upon the use our people make of the blessings wMch a gracious God hath bestowed upon us. If thoy are wise thoy will be great and happy. If thoy are of a contrary character they will ha mlsorablo. Righteous - 1 nesa aiono oan exalt a nauon. ueauer, wuoovor mou art, remember this; and In thy sphere practice virtue thraelf and encourage it in others." Applause. THE DRAWING CLASS. Upon the oonolusion of Dr. Hall's remarks President Woodward introduced Professor F. T. L. Boyle, who distributed the prizes to the members of the drawing class Tne nret prize, cuu vjiuiuiii uieuoi, wan girou w Frank Smith. Miss J. P. Stone received the second prize. Miss Ha tne uorwrn me imra prize, miss x. a. Vernon the fourth prize and Miss Ida Dulin the fifth AnAi - t tram the medal thA nrlzea were books. Professor Boyle paid the pupils a high compliment upon their progress and pronoienoy. After the presentation the . audience examined the drawings and the library, and expressed thier approoation 01 wnat Hay saw. THE CELEBRATION ELSEWHERE. How Washington's Birthday Was Ob served at the National and State Capitals and other Places. Washington, Fobruary 22, Washington's birthday was generally observed here aa a holiday. The Government departments and Dietriot offices wero closed and flags were flying from all prominent points. Salutes wero fired at sunrise and sunset. The fire department paraded, and .were reviewed by the President and Cabinet and the District Commission ers. The oldest inhabitants and veterans of the war of 1812 held a meeting at Wiilard Hall ana were addressed by Major Ben Perley Pooro. At Alexandria, Va., the day was celebrated by a military and firemen's parade,' and tho city was thronged with visitors. Albany, February - a. The anniversary of Washington's birthday was cele brated here to - day by military parades and the closing of all public offices, banks and the Board of Trade. Buffalo, February 22. Tho only observances of the day were the closing ol the banks and Government offices and the display of flogs from publio and private buildings. Business houses were open as usual, and the military parados were dispensed with. Milwaukee, wis., toDruary it. Business was pretty generally suspended to - day. The Old Settler's Club held their annual banquet at Newhall House this afternoon, and to - night tho members of the Twenty - fourth Wisconsin Regiment are holding a reunion at Plankinton. General Sheridan and a portion of his staff are present as tbo principal guests. Philadelphia, Pa., February 22. To - day was 3 legal holiday. The courts, municipal offices, the banks, the various exchanges' and wholesale business houses were all closed, and a numbor of clvio and military organizations hold appropriate observances. According to custom the voterans of the war of 1812 met to celebrate the day, with the venerable Peter Hay in the chair. There were but seven of the veterans present, Borne of them deaf and infirm from old age. NEW ORLEANS, ieDruory aa. The day has been celebrated by a military display, in wMch United States troops, State militia and military independent organizations participated. The streets along the line of maroh were filled with spectators. The carnival preparations continue and the hotels are rapidly filling with strangers. Boston, Mass., looruary xi. The'observance of WaaMngton'a birthday has been quite general throughout the city and vicinity, and the pleasant weather has made the streets assume a holiday appearance. The closing of places of business was the rule, especially in streets devoted to wholesale trade. A large number of visitors from the Buburbs attended the various places of entertainment. The observance by the dty haa been confined to the closing of public buildings, ringing of bells and the display of flags from prominent points. The sMpplng In the harbor was also decorated in honor of the day. NEwnuBYFDBT, masB., x eoruary a. Ward's bronze statue of Washington, presented to this city by Daniel J. Tenney, of New York, and costing $20,000. was unvailed to - day, at the City Hall, in the presence of an immense audience. There was a large display of militaiy. and a general demonstration was made in honor of the occasion. Mayor Currier presided over the ceremonies, which included prayer and vocal and instrumental music. A 'series of resolutions adopted by the Sons of Newburyport in New York, and an address by Rev. Stephen H. Tyng, were presented. A poem by Goo. Lunt, on "Washington," was read by Rev. Goo. D. Wildes, which was followed by an oration by Bishop Clarke, of Rhode iBland. The Bishop's ad - dreBS was warmly received, and embodied, beside many local reminiscences, a tribute to the character of Washington and a stirring appeal to the patriotic sentiments of the people. NEWBunvroBT, Maes., February 26. After the delivery of an oration by Bishop Clarke, at the City Hall, tho chorus sang "Freedom, God and Right," by Barnby. A procession was formed and moved through several streets to the location of the statue, when the ceremony of presentation took place. Mr. Tenney was represented by Edward F. Coffim who, in a short speech, tendered the statue to the city. Mayor Currier responded In appropriate terms, accepting tho gift. The ceremonies closed with a collation to the military. UiTERESTING SOCIAL EVENT. Veterans of the Mexican War in Council. Baltikobe, February 22. The National Association of Veterans of the Mexican War met here to - day. General Denvors, of Ohio, presided. Among the delegates present were General H. Gates Gibson, D. 8. A.; Hon. JameB SMelds, of Missouri ; Hon. J. J. Martin, Alabama ; Hon. Robert Klatz, General Biles, Pennsylvania ; General John S. Williams, Kentucky ; General J. T. Bartholow, Missouri ; Colonel Edward Cantrell and Major James R. Reilly, North Carolina , Major Milligan, Virginia, and Colonel William L. Tidball and Colonel George W. Leonard, New York. Tho only business transacted was the appointmont of a committee to visit Washington and impress upon C& gresB the equity of their claims to be placed on tho pension list. Colonel Joseph H. Ruddaob, Presidont of the Mary land Association, welcomed the delegates and General Denvera responded. There were about one hundred veterans present. General James SMelds will deliver the annual oration to - night. Tne evening session was largely attended, quite a number of ladies being present, and the Assembly Room crowded. Tho following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President General J. W. Denver, of Ohio. Vice - Presidents John Lowe, of Indiana; Major Gen eral W. F. Barry and General Benjamin Alvord, U. S. A, ; Rear Admiral Fabiua Stanler and Surgeon General A. Maxwell, U. S. N., and two from each State. Secretary Aloxander M. Kenaday, WasWngron, D. C. Treasurer S. V. Niles, Washington, D. O. Marshal General B. R. BUes, Philadelphia. Finance Committee Major General S. P. Helntzel - man, J. V. Niles and M. D. Montis. General Shields was then introduced, and spoke of the war with Mexico, of wMch, he said, no faithful history had ever been written. He declared it a campaign which the world had never equalled in success. Speeches were also made by General Gibson, U. 8. A. ; Colonel E. T. Joyce, of Balto; Colonel Cantrell, of North Carolina; Judge Martin, of Alabama; General J. D. Carrington, of Maryland; Major Milligan, of Norfolk, Va, The association will meet at Norfolk on the 23rd of February, 1880. UNSUCCESSFUL. A Plucky Old man on the Track. Bartholomew O'Donnell, the octogenarian pedestrian, started at half - paat ten o'clock on Friday night, to walk 75 miles in 24 hours, but although he accomplished a feat which few men 20 years younger would think of, he failed In his undertaking. The walk came off in Coakley Hall, corner of Pacific and Clinton streets, on a sawdust track, requiring 33 laps to the mile. Tho old gentleman started off with plenty of will aDdJdetermlnation, and with but few aud brief intervals of reBt, continued Mb weary journey till 8:45 o'clock last evening, when he had accomplished 62 miles. He was not much used up, but as it was evident that It would be ft matter of impossibility for him to make 75 mileB, bis friends concluded that it was better for him to give up, wMch he did with much regret and much against his will. The old man resides at 422 Baltio street, and has worked hard for a living since he came to Oils country, over 60 years ago. Although strictly temperate and industrious in Mb habits, he never made mucd headway in securing a competence, and he looked forward anxiously to Ms big walk as a means for providing Mm with a few dollars to carry him through the Winter, without being obliged to do whatever odd Jobs he could pick up. In Summer timo he Is a constant visitor to picnics, where he engageB in atMetio sports and dancing, but in Winter ho has to depend for Ms support on being employed to shovel snow or put In coal. For the old man'B sake it 1b to be regretted that he did not meet with more success in Ms last undertaking, for the receipts will fall short of the outlay. Despite Ma failure pecuniarly, otherwise ho still keeps up a stout heart anh hopes for better luck next time. ST. PATRICK'S DAT. The March of the Irish Societies. The Police Commissioners granted a permit yesterday for the parade of the Irish societies on St. Patrick's Day. The line of march will be as follows : Rendezvous on Bedford avenue, right resting at the fountain; down Bedford avenue to Myrtle, to Fulton street ; around City Hall to Joralemon Btreet, to be reviewed by Ms Honor tho Mayor and Common Coun - oil ; thenca to Court street, to Atlantic to Fourth avenue, where the parade will be dlBmlBsed. The Parade Committee is as follows: Thomas Keegan, James Dillon William Price, Patrick Keenan and John Flnley. THE SNOW BLOCKADE. The full extent of the snow blockade on Long Island only became known yesterday afternoon. Where the tracks lie between embankments, the snow was drifted in to a depth of from three to ten feet on a level with the country, west of Bouthold. The freight train, wMch left Greenport ahead of the express train, on Thursday morning, got fast In the snow at Southold, where it met an embankment four feet deep. The express train came up behind and tried to pull the freight out, but failed, and became hemmed in by the snow which drifted in behind, and could not back up to Greenport, The Bnowplow and two locomotives, wMch had preceded the freight, lacked room to work effectively, and finally the plow and one locomotive got off the track, and it was found impossible to get them on again. The snow kept on drifting, until on Thursday Mght it became Impossible to work any more. The snowplows and locomotives wMch preceded the mail train from Hunter's Point on Thursday morning, and brought the train into Biverhead two hours late, have not yet worked so far as to be able to relieve the helpless trains, and there was no prospect last night that the road would be opened before Monday or Tuesday. The men employed to do the shoveling suffered intensely from the cold, and many of them quit work entirely on Thursday and during tho Mght. A general order waB issued yeBterday that no freight be received nor tickets sold for any point east of Biverhead on the main line. THE SAG HARBOR BRANCH road is entirely closed up, and cannot be opened for several days. From where the train haB been embargoed since Thursday morning, tho snow is from eight to twelve feet deep for at least a mile, and will have to be removed by the shovel brigade. The blookade sorl - ouEly interfered with the celebration 0 Washington's birthday, and kept many f amilios apart that were wont to hold reunions on the occasion. Chauncoy Shatter was to have delivered an addr033 at Orient, but could not get thore. A mass meeting was held, last night, under tho auspices of tho Cigar Makers' Association, at their rnnma In Trninn street, near Van Brunt, and resolutions wore paved protesting against the custom of munufsc - turine cigars in touumuuv uuuum IN THE TWO HOUSES. Fen and Ink Sketches of Some Congressmen by "Gath." The Late Gustave Schleicher A German of Great Ability Old Hamlin as a Dancer and Place Hunter Zack Chandler with an Anecdote. Prince, of Boston General Garfield A Self Hade 5Iau and how ho Jlaito Himself. Special correspondence of the Eaglo. Wasbinoton, February 21. Congress will probably adjourn, though in more than tho usual confusion between issues and appropriations. Thore is really only one piece of business before the political class : The next Presidential election. Tho vast intrigue is nevor over. It is like tho annual conception of snakes, who muet needs multiply though we wonder why. Among the material facts of tho day is the well attested increase of Indians, Instead of dimlniBMng. If tho lost red Indian wore dead we should all feel mean Juataa wo do aftor every stroDg man's death whom we have fiercely pursued. I doubt, indeed, if it would not produce a very mild reaction and lead to panthxortziug tho Amorican savage abovo all forma of civilized men. Another fact is the general personal poverty of tho Southern States, arising from the division of tho rewards of labor the slaves now getting pay ont of the crops. This division coincident with the long credit and Mgh interest on the planter's supplies and tho incurable shiftless habits of both races is producing a great crop but no savings ; five million odd bales but no surplus of cash ! I saw a doctor to - day who haB left the South Ms native region because he cannot collect enough monoy to livo on. "Plenty of sickness and work," he says, "butno collections I The very gamblers havo left. Tho South and pokor is played without stakes." LOSS OF OUSTAVE SCHLEICHER. The late eulogies on tho death of Mr. Gustavo Schlei cher broughtout some interestingfaefcs, among which was the fierce persecution ScMeichor received by hia adopted State because ho advocated resumption of specie payments. Mr. Elckhoff, of Now York, a native of Westphalia, Bald : "He went through a long and fatiguing canvass in wMch his opponents spared neither Ms principles nor his reputation. He had become unused to the rough and reckless longuago of tho stump. His triumph was dearly won. The insinuations and calumnies which had embittered the canvaaB ; the uncertain future of hia family, whom he loved and adored, weighed heavily upon bis mind. I perceived that he waa no longer the man he had been. My apprehensions were commingled with the hope that time might heal the wounds wMch tho harsh aspersions of the late campaign had inflicted on Ms mind. He fell a victim to one of the exciting political contests, which are dangerous to all sensitive characters and feared by the best of men." Not long befere Schleicher died he was accused in Congress of being a filibuster and wanting Mexico, He Bald in reply : "Sir, I hesitate to say it, but I must say it, God for bid that this country Bhould ever become larger. It Is far too large now for the minds and hearts of its legislators 1" ScMeicher was probably the very ablest Gorman who ever emigrated to the Southern States. Ho was well educated and might have been a leading engineer in Germany. The German emigrants in Texas wero much persecuted during the war, aud on their behalf, to save their property and prove himself a man 01 ale neighbors, Schleicher went into the Rebellion. He came out to America with a colony before the Revolution of 1848, at the age of twenty.flve. He was a native of the capital town of DarmBtadt, where Ms father was n furniture maker, and the young man partly engineered and surveyed the railroad between Heidelburg and Frankfort. Thore were forty persons in tho company wMch went to Texas, maiMy professional men, mechanics and farmers. Thoy settled at Waco Springs and designed making a commuMstio body ; but they soon became practicalized and ScMeicher sent for Mb father and twosisters and es tablished himself at Sau Antonio, and was elected sur veyor of the district. He also published a German newspaper. During the war he was only in the engineer corps. He built the railroad from Indianola to Cuorco. Tom Bayard said of him : He was no posturing politician, full of tho arts of self advertisement and constant proclamation of Ms own importance, but the realities of Ms character had quietly but surely grown into the permanence of Ms belief. Of what may be termed the machinery of politics he cared but little. He was, in its full sense, a statesman, a man considering affairs of State in the proud light of public usefulness and without regard to bis more personal ad vancement. When the information of Jus illness and death reached me, I folt the weight of a sincere sorrow, because I recognized that I had personally lost a friendly and reliable counselor and our country an ablo, upright, steadfast public servant." Mr. Frederick Law Olmstead, tho civil engineer, who has played an important part in designing Central Park, the new Capitol at Albany and the Capitol grounds at Washington, made a journey through Texas a few years boforo the war. Ho saw Schleioher at San An tonio and wrote a sketch of the origin of German emi gration there. Couut Castel, who was at the head of a society to dlmiMBh pauperism, formed the notion of sending Borne intelligent Germans to .Texas which ho saw was soon about to fall into American hands, with the idea of establishing a German dependency, or new Toutonio nation. Lord Pahnerston encouraged the idea, and some of the Toxan politicians put themselves in communication with him. Palmeraton's motives were a new source of cotton, and opposition to slavery and the extension of the Unitod States. Count Waldeck was sent out to Texas In 1843, but Instead of picking out a site for the colony, he secured for Mmself slave plantation and was dismissed. The so - cioty was finally formed In Germany with the pice of Lemingen as President, who was a f brother to the Queen of England. Prince Fred erick, of Prussia, tho Duke of Ccburg, Gotha, and more than thirty princes and nobles were members of the Verein. Prince Solms was made a General Commissioner. The adventures of himself and wife in Mexico are of common fame. Solms picked a miserable site, near the savages, in Upper Texas. The 180 subscribers paid $120 apiece, for wMch they received a free passage and forty acres of land; They stopped short of their contemplated destination, and settled New Braunfels. Prince Solms tried to set up a court in the crude settlement, and finally the Germans kicked Mm out. In 1845, 2,000 families joined the association, just as our war with Mexico was beginning, and they could not get wagons to take them to the interior, and died like Bheep, on the hot coast. Some of them became laborers In American towns; others founded a new town, Fred ericksburg, They wore humbugged by speculators and adventurers, made ruinous bargains, and soon run out of money; but those who Burvivod established an agreeable town. Their first newspaper was edited by a naturalist, Llndheimer. The settlers were both Catholics and Protestants. Of all those Germans Gustave Schleicher has left the strongest reputation. Had the Democratio party got into power not improbable he would have been a Cabinet officer, as Mb learning waa superior to that of any member of Ms delegation and surpassed by few memberB of Congress. OLD HAMLIN. It is seldom that two Senators from Maino differ in public. When Mr. Hamlin, after his retirement from tho Vice Presidency, had filled the place of Collector of the Port of Boaton, he waa assisted by Blaine to return to the Senate in place of Lot Morrill, who had fallen into disfavor because he was a friend of Fessendon, who had voted agalnBt President Johnson's conviction in the impeachment trial. Hamlin is the best politician in Maine ; there, as everywhere, political conduct Is regu lated by the nature of the people. In Pennsylvania it is necessary to buy votes, and in Maine to give offices. Hamlin is one of the moat assiduous seekers tor office on behalf of Ms constituents that even tMs country has to show. Ho can utilize any kind of office, and if the Bewers of WasMngton were to be cleaned by manual labor, the old man would be found fighting in the front for as many places as he could get. However, he has some qualities better than common rumor. When the CMnese bill came up, Blaine pitcned in and favored it; it Is generally supposed because ho wanted the votes of the Pacific States in the next National con vention. Through tho Influence of Gorham and Senator Jones, the Bame States were for Conkling In 1876. Seeing Blaine ardent for the bill, Conkling turned in and opposed It. Hamlin also opposed It in a Bhort but effective speech with homely figures and a certain theological tone. Ho is twenty - one years older than Blaine and of simple origin. HiB father died when he was a boy, and ho had to conduct the farm for the benefit of bis family. Next he stuck type in a country printing office, and was admitted to the bar in his 25th year and practiced until 48, since wMch timo ho haB been a politician professionally. AH Ma early years were spent In the Democratic party, wMch held the State of Maine and also New HampBMre, while Massachusetts and Vermont were invariably WMg. Hamlin was six times in the Maine Legislature, and was Speaker of that body, twice member of Congress and a Democratio Senator at Washington more than thirty years ago. Ho had been three times sent to the Sonate before he was mado Vice President, and gave up his Beat there to run for Governor of Maine and open the way to the Republicans for a perpetual domination since. Altogether he has been sent five times to tho Senate. Hamlin Is a man of temperance, affability ond some plain dignity of address, and distinguished for never wearing an overcoat, even on the coldest day. At all times and places he wears on old swallow tailed ooat and I have never seen Mm with a pair of gloves. As a dancer, he is the most notable in WasMngton, and although Ms boots are generally substantial andtMck soled, he can tire out any set in tho government. On excursion parties he generally dances all day long. Mrs. Hamlin appears to be much younger than her husband and is a sweet natured, rather handsome woman. The Republicans made a mistake In 1805 when they took Hamlin off their Presidential ticket to oblige Andrew Johnson and tho Southern Democratio wing. But for Grant's military fame thoy would probably not havo pulled through in 1868. Maine generally has a strong delegation at WasMngton. Frye, In particular, Is a young man with a certain lion spirit, prominent In debate, In council and on the battlefield. Hale is the lucky Maine member, having married tho only child of Zacharlah Chandler, who Is one of the most success! ul business men in the Northwest. OLD ZACH. It is rather Bingular that a man with no more political occupation than keeping a dry goods store should have turned out to be such an intense partiBan and successful political leader. Chandler, however, is a man of individuality ; when Morton, Logan and the stalwarts of tho party began to dloker with inflation, old Zach parted company with them. He has a generous streak in bim, but Ms brutality Is also conspicuous, particularly when he is In liquor. It is a well attested story In Detroit, and Is recorded In Richardson's "Life of Grant," that Chandler and General Grant had a fight about 1850. At that time Grant was Quartermaster In Detroit and newly married to Julia B. Dent. Chandler left Ms pavement open and slippery, and Grant sprained his foot and swore out a complaint against Chandler, who conducted hlB own case and called Grant "a drunken loafer." Some say that Grant atruok Chandler with ft cowMde Others say that Zach left town. PRINCE, OF BOSTON. Speaking to Mayor Frederick Prince, Democrat, of Boston, he said to me : "Tho feeling among the Republicans of Massachusetts against General Grant is not bo strong as It was. I should say that the groat majority of them probably acquiesce at the prosont time In his nomination. They have taken a great scare on account of the riots of 1876, and tho various repudiations In some of the Statea and cities of tho South, Beside, Butler's strong run in our State last year has given them an additional scare, and thoy look to Grant to provide a strong arm against possible disorders. I was elected Mayor by the help of some EepnMJcans. My defeat after my first election was accomplished by so much organization and tyranny that it produced a counteraction. I was Secretory of the Democratio National Committee during Mr. Tlldon'a campaign, and Mr, Pelton never had any official relation with him. He was regarded as a sort of private secretary or volunteer at the household of Ms uncle." SKETCH OF GENERAL GARFIELD. No man has attracted moro attention hi Congress than James A. Garfield. Hia unrivalled powora as a clear, rational, and at times eloquent publio speaker havo established Mm as tho contral figure in modern Congressional oratory. Tho grade of his mind Is on tho tabia land in tho consideration of public questions, though in tho family circle he is a perfect boy, full of joke, legend, laughter and anecdote. Five or six years ago he waa ono of the most unpopular mon in Congress, not for anytlung that ho had dono cr omitted to do, but because ihe opinion prevailed that he was austere, professional and merely bookish. Ho worked off that reputation without knowing that he had it. Poople came nearer to him in the course of time and found their preconceptions wrong and that he wos a big hearted, large minded, fenoroua fellow, whose talent partly aroso from Ms exuberance and sob! training. To look at, Gai - fiold is a large man, a little inclined to bo corpulent, with sandy hair of the color very common in OMo, and a face pale and red, as if his health was uninterrupted. Ha is cost a little in tho German style, with largo limbs and shoulders. His addross to a Btran - gor iB quiet and a little reserved. He is rather a poor hand to obtain offices for people, though always willing to ask for them. Exccutivo officers know that he will not tako offenEC if refused, and of course thoy do not givo him as much as a pushing, revengeful fellow might get. His dress is ordinary, though neat, aud he 1b a good strong walker. Though subjoctod to a tremendous strain for a largo part of tho year, he works it off by going on his farm in northern Ohio and walking after tho plow or pitching up hay, aurroundod by his boys, ' some of whom aro now strapping young fellows taller than their mother. . Mrs. Garfield is a lady of alight build, very modest, with black eyes and a voice quiet and low. She is an indefatigablo honsokeepor, and only makes such calls aa are absolutely required. The Garilelds do not attempt to figure in Washington as persons of society. They are what their apr osrance indicates, Bimple, rural republicans. There is a legend that General Garfield once taught school, and that Ms wife was among his pupils. Most of the cMldren look like the General; they are Bandy haired, florid, Rubens - like youngsters. Garfield was born in OMo, near Cleveland, forty - eight years ago. His good old mother, who came out from Massachusetts to the Western reserve, la an Inhabitant ol his house, and almost every night, when half a dozen of Ms OMo colleagues and their wives are assembled in Ms plain parlor, the little old lady, with her attentive eyeB and ears and wMte hair, comes In and takes her part in the conversation. WORKING ONE'S WAY. Garfield managed, despite family poverty, to got enough money together to tako Mm to Williams College, Massachusetts, where he graduated as late as 1856, when the Republican party was already formed and had a presidential candidate. As he was twenty - five years old when he came out of college, it is plain that he had to work before he went there, to get eome of the money for his tuition ; in fact, ho taught school and did whatever chores be could find to assist in paying Ms bills. The education he received, however, in the wilds of Massachusetts, rapidly became of use to Mm, and without it be never could have golnod the confidence of speech and statement in which he is non - perfect. That education, however, subjected Mm to considerable dielike. Ben Wade was master of the Western reserve when Garfield went home and began to teach an academy somewhere about Kirkland, the original Capital of the Mormons. The .Wade people rather resented Garfield's prominence and the firm hold he had on his district, After Wade missed the Presid ency, during tho impeachment trial, he had a desire to fill the Congressional Boat, wMch Garfield has steadily kept Bince 1863, having been eight timos elected to Con - gross without the interval of a single term. Although Ben Wade had an undoubted love of freedom and waa a brave, blunt man, ho was also a politiciau with abundant prejudices, and had a following as unscrupulous as himself about getting rewards and offices. The rivalry between Wade and Chase was exerted to secure the lat - ter'a defeat at Chicago, in 1861. Tho mouth ploco of Wado on that occasion was David Carrtor, since CMef Justice of the District of Columbia, a man of great ferocity when his party is in the majority and of equal moral cowardice whon it is iu danger. The intense ardor of the Wade faction to get the Government in 1808, and their perBecution of whoevor stood in their way was the real roason of tho Liberal Republican bolt in 1872. REMINISCENCE OF TWELVE YEARS. I went to Washington to write for tho press on political things for the first time, whon that trial .was pending and derived my ideas of tho political world largely from that singlo experience. I was of the opinion, at first, that Johnson was an impediment to tho rapid and porfect adjustment of tho insurgent States. But it soon became apparent to me that the great animus of tho trial was not any principle but tho soizure of the Presidential patronage wMch Johnson had in part diverted from Ms party. How many mon wore important at that time whom we have now absolutely forgotten 1 Among Johnson's Republican adherents and the recipients of Ms patronage wero Dixon, of Connecticut, since dead, and Doollt - tle, of WiBconBin, a very ablo man, who, however, has lost much of Ms prominence ; Fowler, of Tennessee, a pleasant little fellow and school teacher, who waited on Johnson'B daughter; Norton, of Minnesota, who is said to have been influenced by his wife ; Patterson, of Tennessee, the PreBident'B son in law, who waa full of whisky from morning to night ; Ross, of Kansas, a poor country printer who was foully assailed on the charge of having been corrupted, whereas he was go poor that at the Convention of 1872 a subscription was taken up to buy him a printing office, in which Mb little children, mounted on etools and boxes, picked out the type and composed long after he was discharged from the Senate ; Van Winkle, of West Virginia, a cross between Pickwick and Irving's Rip, and Vlckers, of Maryland, a little Methodist man and Whig, who used to cry into his pocket handkerchief in open Senate. Tom Bayard's father, very deaf, had a Beat most of the time, and did Mb best to hear something, though Ma vote was sure beforehand. The Republican Junto, wMch determined to defeat the impeachment schemo, waa made up of very strong men. Fessendon was the leader, the ablest debater of the Senate, and Bald to have been illegitimately bora ; he never ' - - - 'covered from the impeachment scandal, and died unhappy. Qrunea, of Ioiva, was the stoutest anti impeacher; he became paralyzed about tho time of the trial, but it made no Impression on his will; he was a rich man, who had been Governor of Iowa and was the original free trader of the Republican party. After he died. Ma executors published Ms life, wMch will probably be the most important'book on that side of the subject, Henderson of Missouri also voted with Johnson, though it ruined Mm politically. TMs man had a high temper and severe prejudices, but he did not go off with tho Greeley party iu 1872, and became instead tho bead of the Missouri regulars in tho Philadelphia Convention ; however, at tho trial of tho whisky cases in St. Louis, his intense envy and spleen at Grant led him to make up with Carl Shurz and lash the President, who promptly had him removed from the case by one of those exhibitions of cool grit in spite of misconstruction, which havo always built Grant up when most down. Trumbull was the fourth big man in tho anti - impeachment crew, a politician, skillful, ambitious and cold, who had mado Ms political point by beating Abraham Lincoln for the Senate through tho aid of a handful of anti - Xebraska Democrats, of whom he was one, having left the Democratio party from Ms dislike of Douglas. Trumbull, like Dooiittle, retained some of his Democratio scruples, and was resolved that Ben ' Wade should not bo President of the United States to make a Whig Cabinet, moat of which had been selected in advance. It was evon said that Mrs. Wade bad gone to a store iu Cleveland and purchased her entire outfit to bo mistress Of the WMte House. In that Senate wero very few Democrats, and some of those had been Whigs. They were old Bayard, Buckalew, of Pennsylvania ; Tom Hendricks, McCreery, of Kentucky, and Wiilard Saulsbury, Garrett Davis, Reverdy Johnson and Vickers were really WUgs. All mustered, there were only Mneteen votes cast to acquit Johnson and thirty - five for Mb guilt and removal. RECOLLECTIONS OF IMPEACHMENT. Locking over that majority some curious suggestions come to the mind. William Spraguo was one, the son in law of the CMef Justice and since anytMng but a Republican ; Tipton, who went off In 1872, also voted guilty ; John Sherman and Roseoe Conkling took the same view ; tho mild Anthony of Rhode Island, the obstructive Edmunds, the moralizing Frcllughuysen, Edwin D. Morgan of New York, the fastidious Morrill of Vermont, aDd others Btnck out for guilt. Alas ! what elngular deaths come to many on both sides. Cattell and Nye went to lunatlo asylums ; Conness retired from the Senate vulgar and rich and took a young wife In Boston ; Corbett was Implicated In a certain bribery In Oregon ; Drake has been shelved in the Court of Claims ; Ferry was paralyzed ; Howard became a Spiritualist and saw the other world before he got to it ; Morrill, of Malno, went into the Treasury ; Morton expired of paralysis ; Patterson, of New HampsMre, was expellod for tho Credit Mobilier transaction, and Pomeroy was disgraced and nearly murdered by a lunatic; Sherman holds the purse strings; Sprague is bankrupt; Stewart Is out In the mines, rich again for the twelfth time ; Sumner lies under the grass, like Henry Wilson, and Dick Yates tonch tho flowing bowl too long ; Williams nearly became CMef Justice In place of Chaso it was he who called the articles and moved the votes, and voted guilty ; old Mr. Bayard is next to Imbecile ; Garrett Davisls dead ; Fowler is a claim agent In WasMngton ; Johnson tumbled In an apoplectic fit upon the ground at Annapolis, where he was born, and never spoke again ; Patterson dabbled with "old rye" till it ended bim; Wiilard Sanlsbnry Is the Chancellor of Delaware and partially paralyzed, and Van Winkle is dead. Tho CMef Justice has passed away. Of Mr, Johnson's counsel Benjamin Curtis and Nelson are dead; Grceabeck is rather under a cloud ; Stanbery, Black and Evarts bUII live. Of the managers of Impeachment : Bingham Is Minister to China ; Boutwell holds a small office at Washington ; Wilson Is in the railroad lobby ; Logan has Just come back to the Senate ; Butler ie everywhere and Thad Stevens lies buried among the negroes at Lancaster ; one other man by tho name of Williams Ib either dead or forgotten. THE NEGATIVE STAB. I have recalled these Individuals in - connection with General Garfield because he waa then a comparatively young man In Congress, thongh he had made bis mark. Not being much of a petitioner for gifts and ofllces, he was regarded aa rather lukewarm on tho impeachment question, and it was brought up against Mm in after elections. The Republican party passed through a terrible ordeal in that impeachment. The nomination of General Grant, wMch had been regarded as probable but not certain, was made compulsory by the failure of the trial, as it was believed that nobody else could pull the party through after such discord and hate. In tho last moments of the trial tbo delegates were already assembling In CMcago to name the President. The Speaker of the Houso of Representatives during all that agitation was Schuyler Colfax, who had married Bon Wade's nleco, and aa a eop to that wing of the party, Colfax was put on tho ticket with Grant - Grant himself was in favor of Johnson's conviction, not becauso ho know anything about the law, but Johnson had unrighteously tried to draw Grant into tho controversy by quoting his language and accusing him of releasing the War Office, contrary to Ms promlso to Edwlu M, Stanton. It haa since been fully explained, though Grant never would tell it, how Stanton got office. He took It by strategem learning that the Senate had not confirmed his sucoessor, and hastening t the office at daylight the next morning, and making al 1 Ms arrangements before Grant suspected them or even knew that he had not been confirmed. Johnson never could stand Grant's good luck, and when he returned to the Senate, almost by accident, made his only speech belittling Grant, but without effect. Garfield entered the State Sonate of OMo for the first timo in 1859 Just twenty years ago. He was thirty years old when the war broke out, and at once raised a regimont, the Forty - Eccopd Ohio; In nlno months ho was a Brigadier General and cMef of staff of General Rosecrans, and Ms military Mstory, though not important, if striking. His celebrated rido on tho day of the bottle of CMckamauga figures in all the histories of the war as a thing of romance. Ho waa made a Major General In the Fall of 1803, at tho ago of thirty - two, and Ma constituents then Bent Mm to Congress, where he has since been. Ho represents tho old Giddinga and Wado district probably the banner Republican district of the United States ; and although Ms majority waa somowhat run down about 1874, he got 20,000 votes last timo, ogainBt little more than 11,000. His understanding, knowledge, safe bearing and readiness havo carried him, without particular brilliancy, to the summits of legislative strength. Constantly reading, observing, thinking, writing, keeping obroast of the law, Matory, Journalism, science, morals, and whatever agitates our race, he brings to every question a fullness, clearness and literary capao. ity, wMch are the envy of some and the admiration of all. As a partisan he has never been bitter, yet never infirm. His conduct has been at times criticized, but after the passion of the hour subsided, liberal men explained it, not to his disadvantage. He was ono of the persons Bingled out by Ookes Amca for his ability as a beueflelary of the Pacific Construction Company, but the committee wMch reported Brooks and Ames for ox - pulBion were not able to stigmatize Garfield's relation to tbo matter. A man with no business understanding nor property interest, having full faith in Ames, who always enjoyed a reputation for honesty and sincerity, might easily have beon caught in such a Bchemo, disguised under a foreign name and managed altogether by the patron. Another charge agaiiiBt Garfield was tho considerable fee he received for arguing the merits of a pavement before the WasMngton CommiBBioners. In this case, Richard C. Parsons, of Cleveland, the most trusted friond of Salmon P. Chose, wont to Garfield and told him that he had a large fee for him. Of a rather verdant nature In sueh tMngs and poor in Ms affairs, Garfield took the fee and made tho plea. It waa a time of excitement, but the people of Ashtabula looked into tho wbolo question and elected General Garfield to Congress again. Garfield'B luck 1b partly the triumph of a third nature, bottomed on a good moral education and adorned by a tMrst for knowlodgo. Gath. " OLD PUT'S " FAMOUS RIDE. Enthusiastic Celebration of Its Centennial at Greenwich, Conn, Greenwich, Conn., February 22. The centennial of Putnam's famous ride at this place was celebrated to - day with great enthusiasm and entire success. The day was ushered in by a salute of tMrteon guns and tho ringing of cburch bells at sunrise. Every train brought crowds of visitors. At about noon a procession, consisting of invited guests, officers of the day, civil and military organizations, together with a largo concourse of citizens, moved along Putnam avenue over the route pursued by Tryon's forces on the memorable day a century earlier to the Mstorlo Mil where the dar. ing leap was made, marched in a circuit round it by the old road, and returned to the Congregational Church, where the following public exercises wore hold : Prayer by the Rev. C. R. Treat; an oration by Hon. Gideon H. Hoilister, of Litchfield; an historical address by Colonel H. W. R. Hoyt, of Greenwich ; and a poem by S. B. Sumnor, of Bridgeport. The spaciouB church was packed by an enthusiastic audience of two thousand people. Tha platform was handsomely decorated with flowers. Colonel Hoyt'e ad. dress was grapMc and interesting. Mr. Sumner's poem took the audienco by Btorm, and was greeted with con tinuous applause. Mr. Hollister'B oration waB an elo quent and scholarly delineation of the character and life of Putnam. At tho close of those exerciseB, tho invited guests wore entertained at the Lenox House, where a collation was served, under tho direction of tho ladies of Greenwich. Mr. A. Foster HigginB, President of the day, presided. Short Bpeechea wore made by General Hawley aud Governor Jewell, Solomon Mead, L. P. Hub" bard, Rev. Messrs. Treat and Taylor of Greenwich . Vincent Collier, Matthew Hole Smith, Professor Van Amringo and J. P. Mcrritt. Great enthusiasm was manifested throughout all tho exorcises, and prominent men from all parts of the State wero present. Aniong tho visiting organizations wero the Putnam phalanx, of Hartford, and the Putnam hose and en - glno compaMes, of Port Chester. Groat interest was excited by the presence of a grandson of General Putnam, from Brookline, iu this State, and J. P. Merritt, of Canada, a grandson of tho British dragoon who was first in the pursuit of Putnam at the timo ho rodo down the steps. The old houso in wMch Putnam was shaving when he saw the dragoons conio over the hill was opened to visitors, under the direction of H. Hudson Holly, aud was filled with curious aud valuable Revolutionary relies. Tho fine portrait of Putnam, by H. J. Thomson, was a feature of tho day. Under the direction of Frank Shepherd, Chairman of tho Committeo of Arrangements, and E. J. Wright, Marshal of tho day. tho various exercises passed off in perfect order, and the celebration was oininently Buccossfid in every respect. General Hawley, Governor Jewett, Captain Kenney, of the Governor's staff, a large representation from the Legislature and many other prominent mon wero proB - ent. Letters of regret were read from President Hayes, Vice - President Wheeler, Senator elect Piatt, President Porter, of Yale College, Bishop Williams and others. MUSIC AT THE TABERNACLE. A Celebration which had a Double Significance Commemorating the Birthday of tho Father of his Country and the Dedication of the Chnrch A Mishap to Mr. George W. Morgan. Tho grand festival concert given in the Brooklyn Tabernacle last oveMng had a double significance. It commemorated tho anniversary of WasMng - ton's natal day and the dedication of the church five yeara ago. The concert was given undor tho auspices of the Advance Guard Bible Class, to tho members of which the church owes not a little for excellent sorvlceB rendered on similar occasions. It waa roaolved that the affair should at least equal anything of the kind given in Brooklyn during the present season, and the claim that this resolution was carried out to tho letter is not without basis. The audience was sufficiently large to nearly fill the body of the edifico, and would have been much larger but for the fall of snow which had scarcely ceased when the concert opened. A glance at the programme will show that that document wos susceptiblo of little or no improvement. It was as follows : PART I, 1. Overture "Eiymont," military band and grand organ Boothovea Downing's Ninth Regiment Band and Geo. W. Morgan. 3. Grand Solection "Reminiycences of Gounod". ..Godfrey Downlng's Ninth iWimenC Bond, a Grand Waltz "11 Campidogllo" (the Capito - line) J. Hartman Composed especially for M. Arbueklo, and dedicated to the ladies of Brooklyn. Performed for the first timo by M. Arbuckle. 4. Song "The Anchor's Weighed" Br&ham Mr. Geo. Simpson, s. "Alloro el Oggi" ; .....Coon Miss Antonio Henne. 6. Song. Slgnor Del Puente. 7. Organ Solo "Theme and Variations in A," with pedal obligato Heaao Mr. Geo. W. Morgan. 8. Reading "Scene in a Tenement House," "Uncle's Lovo." Miss Settie Bloom. 9. Duot "Una Notte a Venecia," tioprano and tenor.. . Arditti Miss Lixzio E. Arbuckle and Mr. Geo. Simpson. PAHTIL 3. Selection "Carmen' ( Arranged expressly for the oc cosion by D. L. Downing) Bizet Downing's Ninth Regiment Band. 2. Canzone "La Fioroia1' Bevignani Miss Li2zie E. Arbuckle. 3. Song. Sixnor Del Punnta. 4. Selection "c:himea of IVormaudy" Planquotto Dov.uing's Ninth Rogimont Bond. 6. Reading "Pointer of Soville" Wilson "What the Birds said" Emerson Miss Settio Blume. 6. QuartetFroui Rigoletto Verdi B. MiR3 Lizzie E, Arbuckle, Miss Antonio Henne, Mr, George Simpson ond Signor Del Puente. 7. Hallelujah Chcrus MiliUry Band and Grand Organ. Downing's Ninth Regiment Bond ond Geo. W. Morgan. The ordinary altar platform hod been found too small to accommodate all of the members of the band, and a temporary extension was found noccssary. Mr. Morgan accompanied Mr. Dovmlng on the platform, and when the band was In readiness for the opening overture he proceeded to take his piece at the organ. He was ascending the flight of steps placed there for the purpose when the ladder slid from under Mm, and he fell. There was a loud crash, and many of the spectators roso Instantly to their feet. For a few seconda Mr. Morgan did not stir, and it was feared that he was seriously Injured, but when two of tlie ushers assisted Mm to rise it waa found that a severe shock was the most serious feature of the fall. In a few minutes he recovered sufficiently to take Ms seat before the organ, and his manipulation of the keys of that instrument during the evening - was all that his most solicitous friends could have desired, Tho band was seen at its best, fully sustaining tho reputation gained at Coney Island last Summer, and vindicating Its claim, to rank among the leading musical organizations of the country. The selections were judicious and finely executed, Mr, Downlng's qualities as a leader being seen to a full advantage. Arbuckle's appearance was the signal for long continued plaudits. While he plays perhaps with more effort and less volumo and precision than Levy, he is second oMy to that gentleman, and he was heartily applauded. The Imposing length of the programme compelled him to decline the repetition wMch was enthusiastically called for. It would bo difficult to say too much of Mr. George Simpson's singing. Ho used a wonderfully pleasing voice with rare skill and feeling, the reault being that " The Anchor Weighed " was a decided musical treat. Miss AntoMa Henne acquitted herself well, and Slgnor Del Puente, with a voice of some power, but limited rango, won his way Into favor, Mies Blume's elocutionary efforts wero dnly appreciated. She has improved very considerably, having lost much of the tendency to overdo her work wMch formerly characterized hor, and is now an acquisition to the platform. Her readings wero much enjoyed, and could not easily have been dispensed with. Miss Lizzie K. Arbuckle's singing was excellent, and Slgnor Agramonte was a valuable accompanist. CLOSED FOB ONE HUNDRED YEABS. To be Opened by the Chief magistrate of the United States in 1076. WASHUfOTOB, February 22. The large Iron safe known as the "Centennial Safe," on exhibition at the Centennial exhibition, contributed by Mrs. 0. F. Dlehm, waa closed to - day at noon, in the Statuary hall of the Capitol, in tho presence of a large number of spectators, though no formal ceremony was observed. Ono of the inscriptions on the inner side of tho doors is as follows: "In memory of those whose names appear upon the pages ol tne albums doposited witMn, and who rendered distinguished services to the country," and on tho other is: " It is the wish of Mrs. Diehm that tMs Bafe may remain closed until tho year 1976 to be openod by the Chief Magistrate of the United - States, liio inscription ou the front of the ssfo Is: "Dedicated to the peoploof the United Statea July 4, 1876." In addition to the volumo containing the autographs of promlnont publio meu la an album of Photographs of a largo number of them, with recorded souvenirs of the Centennial. Tha photographs of ladlea aro fow in number, and Include thoBo of Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Kayos and Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson. Senator Ferry, who presided over tho Senate after tho j death of Vice Freedom vtuson, representee me late and rrivatn Socrotory Rogers tho present Admlnistra - tration. Mr. NIcolay, private secretary to President Lincoln, waa also prosouV GOLD. Indications of an Abundance of Gold in Anticoati island Statement of a Brooklyn! to who boa made Frequent Trips to that Region Sadden Formation of . a New minintr Company. A Brooklynite, who has served several yeara In a steamship running between Quebeo and Anticoati Island, reached home yesterday, and brought stirring news toucMng tho plentiful discovery of gold on the lonely Island whither be has been accustomed to make montUy trips as long as ice did not obstruct the passage between the main land and Anticoati. Gold was discovered in two sections of vho island last November, and the discoverers, names of WMte and Hughes, kept tho matter a secret aa long as it was practicable. Then they began to employ fishermen at $8 a day to assist in digging. Hughes and White sent their eons to Quebeo to Impart the secret to the members of the "Anticoati ColoMzatlon Company," in that city. A Btock company was immediately formed, and all concerned were pledged to aecresy regarding tho discovory until the close of Spring, when extensive mining operations could be undertaken without hindrance from frost, snow, and tho closing up of the River St. Lawrence. Specimens of gold were brought by the agents from Anticoati, and they were advised to offer them for sale at tho banks or elsewhere, and promised that &y advance noodod by them would be forthcoming until Spring, when their specimens and the gold they hid stored on the island would be properly assayed. Grants of land to tho extent 9t twenty acres, extending along the southern coast of the island, were obtained by White and Hughes, and nearly all the remainder of the island wos secured by members of the new mining company, who had promptly applied for grantB. A vessel plentifully supplied with stores and supplies of orory kind was dispatched to tho iBland, and tho entire company seemed liberally inclined to provide sumptuously for the comforts of all who intendod to remain at Anti - costi through the Winter. The gold is undoubtedly abundant In the southern extremity of the island, and aa both the Hughes and White f amiliea had given up fishing in September it la surmised that oven then they had discovered the precious metol. Ab the wholo northerly coast and centre of the island remains unoxplored, the Summer operations of tho now company may prove Anticoati to be pregnant with gold in all its sections. EUROPEAN NEWS. The Protective Policy of Bismarck Gaining Ground. Improvement in the English Situation in South Africa Xative Troops Disarmed and DisbandedDeath of the Duke of Newcastle The Plague Reported to be Extinct Egyptian Finances Assassination of a Russian Governor. London, February 23. The Timed Berlin dispatch soys: The Xorth Qerman Gazetteer continues to publish addresses ol adhealon to Prince Blsmarck'B new commercial policy, filling one or two large columns daily. Tho Berlin correspondent of the Daily Sews eay& that the significance of the addresses, as proof of tho tendency of opinion throughout the country, is unmistakable. At present the agriculturists are the mo6t active ; as a rule the farmers Bcem to bo protectionists of tho most radical kind ; but tho addresses represent all classes of citizens and every branch of production. Among the National Liberals a most depressed tone la maMfest. The party is sure to divide on the financial questioa,and in tho event of the dissolution of the Reichstag, the party will bo practically extinguished. The Russian Evacuation. St. PzTEnsBUuo, February 22. General Todlobon telegraphs that ho commenced evacuating Adrianoplo on the 18th of February, and that the Turks are occupying each positou evacutcd. Tho Plague Reported Nearly Extinct. London, February 22. Tho British tdical Journal prints tho following : " A letter with which wo are rovored by Dr. Mekauer, court physician to the Czar, states that tho plague is nearly extinct. On the 11th instant, there remained only one cose at Selitreno. Although the epidemic was puroly local and did not go beyond the villages of Wet - liouta, Selitrexo and Mlchaolowka, yot the mortality was over 80 per cent. The Government feels therefore called upeu to enforce the strictest quarantine ond other sanitary measures." Tho Austro German Treaty of Commerce. Behlin, February 22. the Reichstag to - day approved tho Austro - Gcrnian treaty of Commerco after a speech by Herr Delbrick, who, in speaking of the commercial policy, Baid he would not hesitate to leave, though with heavy heart, the path pursued by Princo Bismarck, if ho found that the Interests of tho country required it. Germany's legislation waa not rosponsibio for tha present depression in trade, which prevailed in free taading aud protectionist countries alike. Attempted Assassination of a Russian Governor. St. PETKBsnuno, Fobruary 22. Prince Krapotkino, Governor of Charkoff, whilo returning on Friday night from a ball, wos fired at with a revolver and severely wounded. Tho perpetrator is unknown, but the police are actively ondeavoring to secure his apprehension. The Situation .in Soufh Africa. CArKvows, Fobruary 4. The latest information from Maritzburg statea that the total loss in the attack on Colonel Glyn's camp on the 22d of January is now estimated at only from 230 to 300 whites. Colonel Woods' column haa been victorious in all its encountera with the onemy. Colonel Pearson still occupies tho entrenched position at Ekowe. Lord Chelmsford and the headquarters Btaff intend making an effort to Join Colonol Pearson. Reinforcements of British troops have arrived at Helpmakaar. Cetywayo is reported to be discouraged, the fearful havoo among Mb finest troopB having counteracted the effect of thoir victory. Every confidence is now felt by the publio in the prompt reparation of the recent disaster. London, Fobruary 22. A dispatch to tho Daily Telegraph from Piatermaritz - burg dated February 3 saya : "The native contingent haa been forcibly disarmed and disbanded. Colonel Pearson, with 1,200 BritiBh troops, la entreuched at Ekowe, thirty miles witMn tho enemy's territory. Hia commuMcationa have been interrupted for some days. Tho buBb Burroundlng tho post is infested with Zulus, but Colonel Pearson has two mouths' provisions.'' Turkey. Constantinople, February 22. In conaequence of tho ropreseutotioua of United 6tatea Consul Heap, the Grand Vizior has abandoned the proposal to replace the Turkish Minister by o chanje d'affaires. Egyptian Finances. Caibo, February 22. The English Government, replying to Mr. Rivers Wilson, lntnuatod its desire that he remain MiMater of Finance. Confidential negotiations between the English, French and Egyptian Governments have resulted in an agreement to leave tho direction of affairs in the hands of the Khedive as President of the Council, witb Mr. Wilson Minister of Finance and M. D. Uligaieres Minister of Publio Works. France. Pauir, February 22. Tho decline to - day in the five per cent, rentes wu because of a report that M. Gormain would be elected President of tho Budget Commission. M. Gonnolu ia favorable to the conversion of the rentes. Aquatics. Losdos, February 22. Tho idea Is mooted in sporting circles of Bonding Elliott to Australia to row Trickettfortho chomplousMp of the world. Important Railroad Announcement. London, February 22. Mr. James SIcHenry haa given notice that bo will call a meeting early in March to separate the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad completely from connection with the Erie, and consequently to oppose the amalga - tlon project. End of the Liverpool .Strike. Livebpooi, February 22. There were over 8,000 dock hands employed ou 170 vessels yesterday. Weston's Walk. London, Fobruary 22. Weston reached Yarmouth last night. Ho had then walked 1,509 miles, and waa 1TJ miles beMud timo. London, February 2D. Weaton reached Sax Mundham at 2:35 o'clock this afternoon, 173 miles behind time. The Health of Doctor Butt. London, February 22. TMs afternoon'a Globe prints a Dublin dispatch stating that Doctor Butt is slightly better. Tho correspondent denies the statement that Mr. Butt lo about to resign tho leadership of tho Home Rulers. Death of the Duke of Newcastle. Los DON, February 22. The Duke of Newcastle is dead. A PITTSBURG KETURXLYG BO.iltD. Judges of Election Sentenced for Fraud and Conspiracy. prTTSiiuBO, Pa., February 22. Joseph H. Ronsh and W. T. Scott, the members of tha Seventh Ward Election Board, who were lately convicted of fraud and conspiracy in altering baliota and changing the result of tbo election for Alderman, wore called up in tho Criminal Court to - day and sentenced to imprisonment in tho county Jail for one year and to pay a fine of $100 each. Joseph Crown, the other member of the board, who waa out on ball, failed to put in an appearance, and the Court ordered his bond to be forfeited and a process to issue for his arreet. Tho count under wMch these parties were convicted charged the defendants with having altered, defaced, substituted and destroyed baliota. Judge Bailey, la pronouncing sentence, commented on the fact that it wu the most lenient possible under the law. He did not regard vengeance as any part of the intent of tho lour, bnt rather the protection of tho oommimlty. H thought a oonviction in a case of this kind of more importance than tho infliction of a severe penalty, and this, with a recommendation by tho jury for mercy, Induced Mm to make thu sentence aa ItUt aa possible. STATL'AUV AXO TABLEAUX. Fair Midiencc - s gathered in the Brooklyn Mufilcal Hall, yesterday sfteruwii and evcuiuj, to witness the 6tatuary exhibitions aud tableaux given (hero undor the supervision of Miss E. Ilem'treet for tlie benefit of St. Stephen's P. E. Church. Miss Hccwtreet waa assisted by Mr. II. R. Marvin, orgaiiet of the church, and Mra. S. C. Squires, Mrs. S. B. Decker, Mina Sickle and Miss Mcrric'.eea. Tho exhibition aa a wholo w& well arranged and very enjoyable. Tho musical fei - turou of the affair wero also well arranged. SPOUT ON THE ROLLERS. The Skating Fete at the Rink. Graceoi Evolattons Exciting Races UveJy Ball Play The Closing of the lUnk &uoa. The roller skating season of 1873 - 73 ia tlu'd city will close to - morrow night, on wMch oc. - j. - ilia lost fashionable gathering of the season will take place ; after which the KinV la to be prepared for the grind pedestrian and billiard tournament, wMch will occupy what would otherwise havo been tho closing ruonUi of tho roller skating. "Rlnking" as the Knglish nobility call tho American exercise of roller skating hos not been the success it should have been tb'..i Bison iu tills city. Why tMa has been thuB it is not now worth wtiiiu to explain. Suffice it to say that the institution ha; not been properly supported by our society jxic.ilo, and the result is a pecuniary failure. In New Vork it is different. Yesterday afternoon ihe last fife of the season took place at the Clormont avenue Rink and the attendance waa quite a holiday one, and the amusement afforded tho assemblages present during Uie afternoon and evening waa thoroughly enjoyed. In the afternoon thor was a large gathering of young pcoplo, and tho programme was specially prepared for thelx enjoyment. First come an exhibition of Bkating by little Mian DuFlon, a pretty little five year old, whoso efcill on tho rollers for one of her ago was remarkable, Thia iroa followed by races for boys, tho best of which waa won very pluckily by little Charley Keller, who in a race of seven circuits of the rink took the lead frnn the Urt and kept it up to tho ond. Then came a match it "rink ball" between aidoa representing young skabira of the Riuk ond tho CopltoUne Lake, tho latter party winning three atralght games and BEAU ING OFF THE PALM. Combination movements by MaBtera Roller and DuFlon followed, in wMch both wero desorvodly applauded, and the last of the programme brought out tho giant skaters In their " glgantio gyrations," this scene affording (nfiMto amusement to the youngsters. General circuit skating was thon participated in until the boll rang at 5 P. M., which ended the afternoon part of too fete. At night the Blnk waa moro numorouoly attended than it baa been for the past two months, nearly oil tho seats in the galleries being occupied by V P. M., by which hour circuit skating gave ploco to the performances set down in the programme for THE NIOHT FETE. With customary consistency tho momont our peoplo are to be doprived of anything they begin to opprodato it, and in this instance there was a rash to tho Kink at the !astfa night, and no doubt there will be tho largest gathering of the season at the Rink to - morrow night, tho last time the Rink will be available for roller skating until next Winter. Considering tho stormy weather ths attendance was very large last night, especially considering that no complimentary tickets were admitted. The entertainment at night waa a very attractive ono, oa will be seen by the appended programme. Tharo were an unusual number of amateur experts present, prominent among whom were those graceful expert, Messrs. Cassidy and Webb, beside a number of younger ekatera, of more or less akin in fancy figure skating: THE PBOOBAMMB. 1. The Foiry Skater ....Mlna Kmmo Du Flon i Mooter Du Flon will uDdertoke tho attempt of skotiug one qa&rtor of a mile on one foot only. 3. forward Contest Saren circuit for priro 4. Uracofnl Gliding Mrs. PuttiKi - ow 5. Rink Foot Boll Match 3 in 5, CoulUiliao n. Rink 6. Elexont Duployof .Skill iu Skating.. Mian Minnie Von Pelt 7. GrotemiUR Skating , a Brilliant DUjiUy of Graceful ond Difficult Movimi - ntu By KiperU 9. Mile Contest By Swift Kivols. for Prixo Tho feature of the exhibition comprising thof was tho graceful evolutions of the two lady experts, tho beautiful Mrs. Pottlgrew and the jtttite blonde, Mlsa Minnie Von Peit. This and the exciting contest at rink ball, together with the prize race of a milo, wore greatly enjoyed by tho spectators and loudly apploudod. Both tho lodlea wore rocipienta of floral teatlmoniala. OBITUARY. Death of Frederick De Clue. Yesterday Frederick De Clue, father of Benj. W. De Clue, United Statea Marshal, died in East Now York at tho advanced ago of 82 years, having been born ill Greenwich street, New York, on February 20, 170'. During the war of 1812 the father of tho deceased kept tho hotel on tho Battery known as the Flagg Htaff, and it waB afterward presided over by his aou from 1824 until 1S3!. In 1815 the deceased moved over to Brooklyn and settled in the Eleventh Ward, where for many yeara he took on active part in political affairs. Up to 18(11 he was a Jackson Democrat, and afterward wo known as an out and out war Democrat. He was alwsyff noted for tho outspokon manliness of his character, and leaves many friends in thia city and New York, by whom ho waa always Mghly esteemed. During tho hurt ten years of his life he waa ofiilcted with blindness, ond at tho time of Ms death waa residing with his sou at East Nov York. Tlie I.ate John V. Barron. Dkxteb., Mo., February 22. A memorial service on tho death of John W. Barron occurred at tho Congregational Church at thia place thia afternoon. A largo audience was present. Tho church was appropriately draped and adorned with Horal designs. Bock of and above the platform was xloood a picture of .Mr. Barron against a background of black drapery, and over the platform was the motto, In evergreen, " Faithful unto Death." The exorcises wero openod with prayer, offered by J - 8. Sewoll, D. D., of tho Bangor Thoo!ogii - al Seminary, which waa followed by theBlnglug of thi 102d Paahn, by the choir. Ber. Mr, Lorlng then read the same pealra and offered prayer. Rev, Mr. Sewell Bpoko extemporaneously for three quarters of on hour on tha life, character and death of Mr. Barron, all of which conspired to convince Mm of the falseness of the suicidal theory, and to strengthen him in the belief that Mr. Barron waa "faithful unto death." Rev. P. B. Thayer, of Garland, Me., and Bev. 11. A. Loring, of Foxcroft Me., followed with remarks in the same vein. CELEBKAT1XO IS tllbUCH. Last evening a Washington's Birthday entertainment was given by tho Young Men's Christian Union of tho Fleet street 31. E - Church, corner of Fleet and Lafayette atreeta. Tho handsome edifico was thronged. Tho decorations for the occasion wero mado on a very liberal scale and with a groat deal of artisUo taste. The entertainment consisted of a programme of inatrumental aelectiona, readings, caaoya aud an address by the Bev. Dr. J. M. Buckley, of tho Uoiuou place M. E. Church. THE EXEBC18E3 wore conducted by Mr. Thomas M. Smith, Presidont of the uMon. The special Exercise Commllteo waa composed of Messrs. Frank Gednoy, T. T. Truax and P. Mlnturn Smith. The organist was Alex. Mossongor and the plonlut Mioo Jennie Cooper. After on organ volnxw - tary of "Notional Aim" the congregation song the national anthem, "America," and tho Rev. I. Simmons, pastor of tho church, offered prayer, a male quartet composed of Messrs. O. H. Regua, F. L. Backus, C. F. Stoddard and T. T. Truax sang "Tho Soldier's Farewell," followed by Verdi's ballero, "Dl Vcapri Siclllanl," aung charmingly by Mile. Flora Forest! ; after which Ilev. Dr. J. M. Buckley waa Introduced and made a brief address. Tbo entertainment then proceeded, tho progromma being carried out to the great delight of those present. All the numbers were rendered in an exceptional manner, and all received well merited applause. Iu addition to those already mentioned thoeo taking port were Miss Carrie Jaquisa, Mrs. J. Duer, Mrs. P. Mlnturn Smith and Mr. J. B. Bensel. THE HOME SOCIAL. A nnniber of ladies aud gentlemen, the majority of whom oro - attondanto at tha Boforaied Protestant Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, havo, under the name of the Home Social, enjoyed many pleasant evening's entertainment during the Winter months, at the residences of their friends on the Hill. Tha last waa given a abort time since at the residence of Mr. T. T, Colligon, No. 87 Cambridge ploco. A Urge party of ladles and gentlemen were then very agreeably entertained by some excellent Inatrumental muBic furnished by Mrs. S. T. McDryali, otter whlchthero waa a recitation by Dr. L. H. Robinson, a humorous speech by Mr. W. P. Merriam. A laughable akctch entitled "Lord Dundrcary'a Vtalt," was then enacted by Messrs. J, L. Whiting and W. B. Merriam, and Mrs. J. L. Whiting and Mlsa Lillie N. Llbby. The second port of tho entertainment opened with an Inatrumental rendition of tho "Evening Prayer," by MUsa F. ft" Codington, followed by a recitation from Mrs. H. E. Ashwell. Tho entertainment closed with the farce of "Box and Cox," in wMch there appeared Mr. T. T. Cal - Ugan, Mr. R. 0. Curran and Mrs. 8. W Llbby, Th gentlemen under whoee direction the entertainment wu given were Meaara. J. L. WMting and B. C. Curran, and tha offlcera of the society are : President, T. Thornton Callagan ; Treasurer, W. S. Merriam ; Secretary, J. L. WMting. A CIVIL HABBIACE IN THE TOMBS. A oivil marriage in accordance with tho provisions of tho lawa of the Stole of New York waa ratified by Justice Smith yesterday at the Tomb I'ollco Court, between Charles Foo, of U3 Em Thirty - ninth street, New York, and Annlo Bophocl, of 120 Tlllary street, this city. Tlie groom was 21 yeara of age, and tho bride 21 years. Carter's Little Lives Pills aro as small as Homoo - pattiie tWletJ, ond os eoay to toko u augor. Everybody ' likes them. "Light aa a Cork," Tho good wife exclaimed on taking tho biscnit, prepared witb Dooley's Yxabt Powni - R, from Ihn otoo, and well she might, for thoy were "perfactfy tpionifid." HAKIVd POWDEII. R OYAXi BAKING POWDER. rrr onn V V A r. BAKING POWDRK, BAKING POWDBK. R R O O Y V AA L RHB O O WAAL R R O O Y AAA T ALI1S K U GOO Y A . ABSOU7TELY PURR. ThoofflcH) ilm:aotion an report on bokine powdars, br the Brooklyn Health Board, shows tbo ROTAL Bixino Fowdkh to b free fraai alum or oar other iaiur.oaji cub - itonco. It it a pure trp3 crom of tartar powder, always aal - form ani of full stnmsth. It casta a trifle more p?r pounl. bulla cheaper In thecal, os it p - vio further anl ir3 hftiitti. It lo in 11 rt - pocto tho finest articl whioh it ia poosibto to produce from wholenome raitirUIa. BIXEDHE. "milUEE BALL" A IST11K TRADP. M ARK ON PACKAGES OF BK.ST viUAUTY OF WASHING CRYSTAL AND UAI 1. lil.UK Dou'i vij tho price of tho HK - T v - r aUv.t viohUas. Try "ttf.t.'KULVK." Tho best L - Uitdr Bier. aPECIAl. NOTICES. DLANTATION tJKJAR, PURR HAVANA FU.W.n, FIVE CENTS , No. 40 FULTON ST. 7i4u AV

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