Freaident, tbon^h man; differing of opinion upon public matters, were good humoredly stated in free and easy talk. Sacb con ference between the executive and legislative briinches of the government would do a way with diecension and controvery. The Presi dent, he says, expressed gratification over the interview. The President to-day, said the course of Secretary Sherman, in speaking in the Ohio campaign, and going home to vote, afforded sufiScient guide by which every Kepublican could construe the civil service order and shape his conduct. In the case of the United Stated vs. Ham- mon.Behan and Thorn,involving assessments of $700,000, and criminal charges for illicit liquor operations, and where indictment has bsen pending three years without being pros ecuted, the Secretary of the Treasury de cides the case should be prosecuted to final judgment at once or else dismissed. The defendant’s offer to compromise on $10,000 was peremptorily refused After the great fire, the Commissioner of Patents sought to secure every thing left un- cODsumed of the numerous models destroyed, even causing the ashes to be sifted, and every piece of metal saved It is now be lieved by this precaution that many models can be restored, if the government will bear the expense. The Secretary of the Navy directs that la bor shall begin in the navy yards.from March 21st to September 21st,at seven in the morn ing, and end at six in the evening; from September 22d to March 20bh, at seven in the morning, and end at 4:30 in the after noon, with an intermission of an hour at W A K JMOTES. Nxw T obk , Oct. 25.—The Tarkish Minis ter explains that societies of the Bed Cross and Crescent are identical in object, viz ; to relieve suffering in time of war, and in view of the Bussian leaning of the Amer ican Society of the Bed Cross recently form ed, dlaims Turkey is one of the countries in the world where religions liberty is not ex tensively practiced. B uchabest , Oct- 25.—Inspection of the Czarewitcb’s position, convinces a corres pondent that a winter campaign is impossi ble, with the existing transport system. L ondon , Oct. 26. The Bussian official dis patch from Tutohinitza before Plevna, says, “Yesterday, after a desperate engagemen, of ten hours, Oen. Glourkas’ detatchment, with a portion of the Imperial Guard, captured a strong Turkish position between Guruji Subuik and Teliche. Gourko then stationea himself on the Safia road, strengthening the position with new fortifications. This en gagement also resulted in the capture of AchmetBwsi Pasha, with chief of staff.many other Turkish officers, 3000 foot soldiers and a regiment of cavalry. Four cannon, a quantity of rifles and ammunition were also captured. Our loss is unknown, but must have been considerable.” Suleiman Pasha telegraphs to-day that twelve Bussian battalions with cavalry, a t tacked the works of Bustchuk. The Turks made a sortie and fo'csd the Bussians to re tire into the intrench menfa at Pyrgos, with a loss of 450. Pour Bussian divisions attacked the Turk ish line on the Lora from Jovanciftlik near EoTBOva on the right, to Sulink on the left, and repulsed with a loss of 800. Turkish loss 194. Begarding Qonika's victory, Ohevket Pashas official dispatch from Orchanie claims the attack on Teleioh was repulsed, but ad mits the Bussian cavalry posted itself at Dubiik and destroyed the telegraph lines. V ienna , Oct. 25.—Kars has been bom barded, and part of the city is on fire. The place is provisoned for four months. T h e B n e R ilw a y , N ew Y ork , Oct. 25.—Tue Times reports that the receiver of the Erie Bailway has nearly completed negotiations to secure a terminus at Boston, in competition with the New York Central. The plan is to lay a third rail from the west to Susquehanna De pot. At Binghamton the Albany and Susque hanna Bailroad is to be tapped.— From tbe Hudson river a new line, twenty miles long, is to be built to con nect with tbe Troy and Greenfield Bailroad. passing through the Hoosac Tunnel. The remainder of the distance is to be over the Boston and Fitchburg roads. It is also stated that the Erie contemplates a new con nection to Philadelphia, by way of Susque hanna Depot, which explains the laying of the third rail to that place. W a s h ington Specials. N ew Y obk , Oct. 25.—I'ne Post’s Wash- ington says: Mr. Conkling talked freely witL. the Pennsylvania delegation to-day, and did not hesitate to express bis views. He said many of the President’s nomina tions were very objectionable, especially those for tbe Southern States. That the Kepublicans in the Senate would stand to gether on questions of nominations in the south, aud would not confirm any man who was not identified with tbe Bepublican party in tbe past. That Democrats bad been se lected in some States in preference to Be- publicana, and these the Senate will not con firm. The CommeioiaTs Washington special says Prince o«es his appointment to Bryant and the Evening Post. Curtis was solicited to endorse him and declined. A Washington dispatch says. Senators Cockrell and Armstrong.andBepresentatives Cole and Crittenden, of Missouri, urged the re-appointment of Postmaster Filley at St. Louis. Mr. Schurz, who is anxious for tbe appointment of a personal friend, insinuates that Filley is almost too active a politician to serve the present administiation.