NEW-YORK, TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 1870.
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LOSOMB, Monday, April 4, lTO.
In tii*l*onM -**. Lor<'8 mm*fl ***? morn,,<>rs of the
Hoiiic of OSSBB^I ?e ???<d U],hc **? When
-1 WON Mad ann.-wing that the royal assent
had boon -ive. t?> tho bill f'oT *? enforcement of Um
law. _Bi the preservation of pe_<-v ia Inland, and
to the Coinage and Mutiny lull*?.
In th?'H??"*?? of Commons to-<lav. Mr. Gladstone,
in reply to a remark of Mr. Ditto, paul he th.m.lit
no compensation was due to the widow of Mr. Gor?
don WEB waa executed iu Jama it a.
Mr. Monsell. Cnder-Sccretaiy for the Colonial P.
??<?r(ment ?aid a tjt marni fi .mi the ('?nallian anthor
itiea for rehilar troon?? for the He?! Uiver expedition
?jraa under consideration.
The Prince of Wale? jin ?ided at a meeting of the
Bocicty of Arts whit li waa held to organize an edu?
cational ?lipitrt incut and lo make aiiiiiigtmtnts for
aeveral exhibitions next year. The l'nnco spoke
wannly in favor of thti ol.j? < is proposed by the Soci?
ety. He was followed bv Mi J. I'akitifrton.
The <;ia?t?>n> Ilnald li.u, reason to bvlicve that in
Mr. Lott.-'n IssthOSBO-Bg Inid.et tho income tax will
be retlneed to four francs, the dtiti??s on sugar will be
equalized, altuations \ti!l bo made in browrrs*
licenses and newspaper poMago. the t? B and coffee
dtiliea will be left untoiu lied, and a million .telling
?iii be kept iu hand for special purposes.
The bellin- OB Ifcs Cimeisiiy hoat race is brisk.
The partisims of Oasshl-?SJS ar?- gaming conlideuct',
and the odd- of 11 to I on Oxford aie fieely taken.
(?iNTINlT.n PgBATB ?'N' TBE I AND BILL.
The consideration of I he Ii i.??li Land bill waft resumed
in Commit!?.'. Mi. Disraeli opposed the amendment
psspssssl by the Cowimueut extending the Ulster
II sit ni over Inland. Ho .egged the House tocon
mili r the SS_SOt this law Mould hat eon EogUsb land,
and predicted -Bat agitation and bMrlSfSBS-S would
Mr. Disraeli thtM snbmitttd an amendment limit?
ing the ctuiiptTis.uit'U lo llio (cluing tenanls to
dassasjss for lu- aoexhaasted i-BproTosasaai and uii
toiabed ?ourse of basboadry.
Mr 1/owe replied to Mr Disraeli in a speech irrel?
evant to Hu? auu ntluKiit auder consideration, lie
(Mid tho bill psSSMy violated the i liles of political
economy, but suth \ iol.ilioiis were of dally otctn
Mr.Gathorne |llar?ly SOBpSTtod Disraeli's amend?
ment. Mr. Manly atti Bli i.oundcll Palmer, who
followed hiss, bota ur_ed greater taut lou than the
Irtiveriiment had exhibited so far in the management
?f this nu asure. The charges proposed welt? gener?
ally too ill-t OBSidsrod and sweeping.
Mr. Portssooo, t 'inet H i rr starj fur Ireland, re
ptiu-d Um ?barges ssadoagainstthaGovernment.
Mr. Clare S. Read, member for South Norfolk, de?
nounced the bill a? revolutionary.
THE UMBI? TBBDBB yiKslK'S?A Ni.tv OXXitl
Tin 1 ? SMS, in an art h le to-day on the proposed re
?rnnsidetptioti ol in.- ?le? ixion of the United States
?tSoposass < "int ki emly rendered in tho matter of
tl.e eso tit'itioii.ilitv of t!i?- legal tender, strongly
bol'??, ths villis of the Chief-Justice will be bus
(?i ASOOW, Monday, April 4, Ia"*'.
'll.t OSO st ? am? i lt,?!t.tif the NotiOOOl Line, wau
?osssssfaH] lauiiilinl al Grooaoch to-day, She is
UM nu?- burden, and in said to be tbe largest screw
seso-Mi sisal, lbs Oroal Psstsrn alone aicoftod
lier engines sr? t?-*' ??orse-poviei.
AN m ti ii it tuf. vi ??l-l I IWtC-DBD rrov?
m. i nil;?--. paaPoamoM bob a totb ob
?tim nu.m ??I I'.m l'U'iloN-J fou liOLllZ
paais,Miii.i.Tv. april4. wa
In the <"iup? Legialatil lo-day It was announced
that tin- (. !.. t-n.i'ieiii hail ?let. tied to BBS-M BB apPOal
to the p. opls "it the question of the new Constitu?
tion. M. ?'?liner ?le. hu ed tliat the Goveriiureiit
would a:.'pt tin- int.-i'j.t-n.Ttioiiof MaGr?ayoa the
nul.;. 11 ?.1 th?- ooostitoeot powor, tvLith la.t waL Lio
bad refOOSd te li?tcu to.
M. Thiel?, has ?ii.iii n up a proposition for I vote of
eonhih m e. it huh. tboogfa ool yet introtltieed in the
Chan b.-i, boo slsoadj besa accepted by tho Bight
CY-ntt i. but N-Bsod bv the Left Center. The discus
aion sa the Interpellation of K. Grdo j has toui
mencetl, and the result i? anxiously awaited,
A sBbatiiji'iuu pap.-i. signed by 10,000Badiss-tof
Fans, has been pBSSOOtod to M. Oidinaire, Deputy to
th?- Corps Iaegi-rlatit. Eaeb SObosribst contribLtes
'Si .ti.limes lo go toiiaid an indemnity to M. Booba?
fort for the lossoi blasais**? as a Deputy, fcnuil-r
lists n .ii be oi-BO-sied throaghoat l'iante.
?- ! KIKi: ? I:\DI''AI. Mull MINT IN I.TOV*.
'in. itrttsal LoCroosot continues. No collision
bal \et .'? ctirrt-d between lbs iiot?-rs and the tSOOBB
The Kalin..! partj Is wosfclng haid to lasara tho
anceess of Cine Fonvielle, who is a candidato for
JVpnt.i in the CsspS L?gislatif lioiii the City of
1NIAI.I II.II li I fO BB DISCUSSED A'.l.Ii HIE
BASTEB ROI -DATS,
I.inko.v, MniiiUy. April 4, UN,
A dispatch from Koine reports that the Pope
Wishss topsoosalgatO the fir.-t ?chema at K?ster, so
that tBeaoSSad ssbaaa?that SO infallibility?may bo
difctussed immediately after the holnlayi.
AN BBYOt TO CHINA.
Iii ki in, M.?d^y, April 4, liTO.
The Prussian Government has Bppsiatsd Chamber?
lain .??iik as special envoy to l'ekin to return tho
?iil'loiitatit saattssiss extended by the l'iirliugani?
Ksshassy? Herr Silk will also proceed to Yeddo ; und
_t will be part of his Bllssisa to i?-guiate the poiiti
aal and ?oiiiiuer. ial relations of the Noith Gurman
Confederation with China and Japan.
ACS I KIA.
CHAM.i. ?ii mMHTBT.
Vikmm. MiiinUy, April i. igia
The Ministry having n-Migned, tlio Ltnpeioi has
onn-moued Count Potsebl io loin, a new Cabinet.
BEiri.u iuYAiai,- in ooTroB-oxowrra.
_. I?boob, Moi.tey, m.,,ui *, ioto.
nsaSOShSS from Calcutta state that the Karl of
Hayo, th.- Governor QoBSSal <d __4-_, ti makin? a
tour of the satlsa giaBlag districts of that counti v
orging upon the i^ople the SlflSsUi ol the IsiillSiIll
cultivation of cotton, in order to eotnpete suctess
iully with the Unitttl States.
Tin: m:\v dominion.
COKl-MI'IATH? INDKiNATl.jN Ml.l.'MN?;?m
JMAKU1 IIKVlr.NLK -TATXXBBT.
Tokonto, Ajiril 4.?A movement, vtry inftu
?nU-Uy supported, la od foot to promote the boldin? of o
__e*ti_gof t_o elti_eu?of Toronto, to ?-.pre?? tlit-.t lu
diKij_ti.ii at tbe cruel murder of Tboma? Scott at Kort
ttJarry. The preaeuce of Dr l?cbult/ aud otber ?etitU-iueu
rr?x_i He?l Kiter add? mucb l?tere?t to the piS(oHiajn
'Iii.. Iiimniiioii (?-venu,- an?, aspeudiluie return? f?r
Blarth b_ve bren iikihkI, -JjU ehow. ItTiteijuo, ll.ilj.-iio
MoKTUtAi-, Apiil 4.-The St. Mauri? _ lumber
tnt e*ituUli?b_jeiit at Tbree Uiver? waa burimU lait B-gBI,
__cl_d._|-o_e mil], a ui-cbiue ?bop, about IIO?.WX) woitb
of timber btloiiKUig lo the Ht Maurice Land and (fatiga.
-ton CouipaLy, I?.,(?tu wurtb SslSOglSS Is Mi Waul, ai.tt
aoout twotbird? of Mi Atkiu???ir? ?.meil lorn bei
_k|T.?.o^K^",'?Ul*-'(*u'??0,etl* ?SIM Mut BO! put
?ui uiitu 7 o'elotk ibu (uorniiig.
?HE CAL I ?Vii. 1.1. CAgg.
Fe tit Editor of The trtknnt,
fii-u; J'?woh; alivw me to tay that Cuiawt-lJ'.
?wfi_1 S r"nrt',-'- tnw....l htm while detained in
prison here i_ infamously fal*,- m ?very partir ular
Montreal, April 1,1..0. * *"-* BB-'?*"?
M. IiOl'lS I5F.ANC ON Til H IRISH FORCE BILL.
ti.^ir..?.:.<-J..if_,??ItAno* in.1!-' -c'torto Urn Temp?, makes
the MU?wing observations on the ram bill ?nd Mr
t?-ht*jh***ag Ymilasius-s apeaat la PaiHaaal '
Ufan ?? Y i. ?iSf! ?''!" W,,uW <lo,fur ,h0 pSSCffliBi
in lain. _ ou will easily iinaxtno Um effect which must
.,. -,r,.d..ced u.ion the Iriah people by the Peace Pre_?r
vfttlon mall tacked on to tbe ..and b.lL I? it not a ?t,_T|re
con.u.eiuary on tbe text I What a postscript to
the letter which Mr. Gladstone addiesecd a weak
?f'ifJif'Sf1 ?,?uld t-,erfl ** ?ucb l?a^ratlo?
li sa. in,? that fin? new bill am,.unta to a Dro
clamation that Ireland Is in a state of Hero f It
_Z?iM.?.,,b,M ? orpU" Act ln I?1-??-- "-? could
ft Liberal Minister suipeud the ________ Corpu? Act I i.
M i_..?_?ir "..??"" ???MJMia|aiM?f only of a Conservative
Mia later of Mr. Dlaraell. ? ? a Bo you see that Liberal
Eftflaa? ha? also its principles of 'ti, which she proclaim?
Inviolable in theory, but _,;?-._,*;;- violate? m nrer .,,-e
? Butt i-wi t.e_.w. - ? _, m _?_.? w?at- -n?tlon ^ ;-(IJ
Bite the world au eiample of ? per__vering,tconfldent
and intrei?ld worahip of liberty, if England so solemnly
?leclares herself incapable of ltl ? ? ? Atid ?till such
Is, at the time we live in, tbe exaltation of national feel
mir, ii.iii there is bardly anybody on this sids of Ht.
i.uorge's Channel who does not praise the firmness of the
Ministry. Kvcu its adversaries do not venture to rale?
any objection to the proposed measures. Their sole re?
proach to Mr. (iladetone and bl? colleagues is that they did
not adopt those mensuras aooner, and tbat they de?
nounced in their prederaMsors the same vigoron? rw.ttry
t?? winch tiiey themselves are now obliged to bave re?
tour?.?'. I liave not forgotten tit? ?peech in which Mr.
Gladstone io nobly proclaimed tbe sovereign power of
?listits over human souls. He delivered tbls speech with
i?f? renee to the state of Ireland, and tried to prove that
with li :?: nu ;i force would be itowerless when rompan.!
with Justice. This, which I remember, has he forgotten I
l.i,it,.?:,?I has, no doubt, done iuu__i to repair past injustice
toward Ireland. Hut if, as the bill introduced by Mr.
Chichester fortescue proves, all this has not pacified the
Irish i--, .pu-, and If it becomes n.-c?-ssary to declare Ire?
land in astuto of siege Just at the moment when exer?
tion? are halag made to rt-udrr her happy, there are only
two aearlaaaaa? poesible?either tho remedies adopted
are not of the kind rcqulred by the ovil, or Ireland is ir
It sec-ms pretty .hird, since Mr. George Teh
body gave away bo much, that the little which he re
talucd for his own personal use or adornment after death
should not ho safe from the rapacious; hut last Wednes?
day n:?? i t the thieves broke Ibu. his vault and carried off
the silver mountings of bl? coftln. Upon this wo con Ul
m. raine in a curious kind of way to tho extent of half a
column; but we leave Die Ingenious and thoughtful
? .Mil. r to his own refitctlonR.be the same satirical, melan?
choly, or didactic. It picase? us to state, however, that
the thieves have been caught, and tho argent ornaments
NUMai to their proper places.
A venerable warrior who 19 believed to have
li.'ongeil to Napoleon's " Old Guard," carne to an end In
Chicago on the .?.t ti vi It ? __ n end about as ignoble as that
of hi? ancient commander. This venerable but malignant
old mountatlie undertook to poison his daughter and lier
two sous by mixing ?.?j no.iira with theil -potatoes, for
which be was locked up. When visited in the morning It
was found that lie had hung himself, having escaped
air?, e from A.istcrll tr., and Jena, from Lelpsic and Water?
loo, pet hap. from Borodino and Moseow, to die by his own
hand in a l'un .mostation lioin*.-. Upou the whole, this is
ralbar more melancholy ltiwi the end of the unfortunate
Napoleon at St Helena ; au?! .1.1 the two conclusions are
With the 31st day of March the distribution
of free soup to tho poor ceased for the season in Iloston.
This out-door aid has !>? < n extended for Ci days. The
number of families supplied during this time has tit en
iii.l'Ai, and tlie !i__ng.>t'- number of individuals is stated
at lift o?.?.. 'Hie number of gallon? of soup given is not
mated. One doo?, not lik?. to ? rx-?_k dubiously of a method
of relief like IBB.; possibly, In a timo of little work ami
high pi 1res, It may be necessary ; but if the mutuclpai
soup kettle of Ho-ton is t?. p.iss into an in-titiitioii, we
fin? -v tli.it everybody e_c.pt the soup.eaters and Mayor
T-1 ..ii f 1. tt will wi.-i: thal it bid never be? n set to bubbling
f,,i- it iiiiiv puni- muiu lumchic-vouB Uiau Ibu witches'
?waldron in the pi.iy.
The Cardiff Giant linving been discovered,
there Is reason to believe that in New-Hampshire they
have found one of the rc-iJences cither of himself or of
his erau.lniotl.er. This is a wonderful cavo In the town
??f Waal Coucoid, an oct.igi.na] stono t Lamber, with ti
ratone door swu.'.iiig ujioii Mono binges of a pattern un?
known to ti__ iii.ii ballin, ot Hie present day. Hera the
l'anlif geiitlem.iu may have taken his ease, willi a wife
01 COinaie..?.Hitit ,...,_.. I? .I? ...?.j ?_..?. W-l.a-O
around bim, rending in gie.it books, aittinc m great
eli,iii?, smoking great pipes, ?i??l sleeping on au enormous
lu ii. PleaSIDgr? flection! P B ? W? ?tint remember that Hie
(.tant wits lu feet i\ ltitti.i in bight. The cave Is only s
tat ! high. Tlieref'ue all tho above theory goes for natta?
.... i (.ard.ti couldn't have stood uptight in this cave.
Tha Chieapo corr? 9?ii.udciit of 'Hie Hoston
Chrlitmn UtguUr writes in this enthusiastic ?train al?out
Mi__ Anna B. Hkkiuson'ri new lecture, "To tho He-Cue."
"Plie was borne upwaid out ?.f herself, uplifted and up
l.lting. tllliiig oittei."hearts with the reflex >.f tl.ut in?j?irr_
tinn winch made lier owu soul luminous. It whs the
roval queen, the priestess, tho proph?tes? with lips
touche?] with holy lire?nay, more, it waa the tender,
loving, greatsouled woinau who appealed to us, who
iii,,..d and swayed and earned us on, wherever sha kd,
10 bights before unknown. It was not an Influen?a that
wiit 1??? transient, but abiding. ?She laid asido the
weapon? of san asm anil reproach, and appealed as for
1 f.. t<? tho higher nature, the soul within. There were
tlit.se who ' c,?tue t?i s? ?,ii.' whose heart? and heads were
1, ,it< J 111 i?vi tem ?? lxf?ire tin? power of an cain? st soul
win 11 Ih'V left tha iitit'ience-room that evening. Miss
l?i. k11,?.?ii tliiili a in.,?t torili.il anil heartsonte r.ception
11 1 bli :,g?>. Unal autlieiii sa anal b? r, waru, b?ait? wal?
, ,,i?. Bel :>:,'l :? ?pond !<> inr inieraiic?-8 with tru? Va'ts.
tiu lic-iitiues-?, as they do to few other orators."
One of the most iii.k-iic.ioly aud medictnal
letters which we ever read li one from l'ai is, published
in The Cincinnati Gaeette, and dated March 8. It Is ex
sctly like the letters which married daughters write to
grandmammas al,out tim complaints of their grand?
childi en. Tlio Iiu|i?--.al family has the Infl n ma, Tha
i-iup.ror innv die .my day. The Empress is " tending to
OOBS-B-pttOD." Tho Ou.cn of Portugal is "a confirmed
consumpliie." Tl.o l_m|K?ior of Itussla has hypocbon
drias.ia?"not rupture, as leporK-d." The King of Italy
ia troubled willi " chrome catarrh and bronchitis." Gari?
baldi has rheumatism, Chief-Justice Coburn bronchitis,
Mr l.isi-aol? the gout ; Hpurgeon is recovering from small?
pox; Count M on U le m bert la hopelessly ill; Lonls Ulauo
has lu cr coiniilaint, Hitsjiail pneumonie, ?ambotl?,
phililris; Count ___BeraBsyaa? broken hi?collar bone;
the lion. Mrs. Lloyd l.iutleay has broken her leg; Mad.
I'atti is prostrate with quinsy ; Alex. Humas, sr., suffers
li oin paralysis of the light hand. "Hut enough," ex
claims this lively correBjK.udcnt. "of disease aud death."
V.'. ?ajioii:,t tti? nk so, tor the outlook le not a pleasant one,
and 1K71 threat? ns to be a very dying year. It is con?
solatory to reflect, in th?. interest of tho world, that there
really seen.? to be uoliotly except John bright among
in?,tai",,f Usaaa r.eli people whoso sickness Is of munn Im
ponan..- to the wotld. Of the otl.ors. the roally gr.at
ami u"i ful oin-? huve done most of their work, and tho
woila can weil spate the dubious remainder.
A rOUM.9 l.NCKNDIAKY.
Ofl Wednesday lu_?t a lad ..mn,. tlio name of
John Mcintyre, age t. year?, was found on Broadway.
He said that he had run away from his parents' resi?
dence, at Now.irk, Pt. J. Ho waa questiotae. relative to the
street and number where they resided, but was nuable or
unwilling to tell. He was taken to Police lle.-dtiuar_.rH,
and placed under the care of Mrs. Zwing, Matron of the
Lost Children's Iiepartmeiit. He said that he had au
aunt, living In lillington ?t , and another relative In the
western part of the city. Kflbrts wore made to flnti these
people, but without succt-as, and a?, the boy was aller
ward found not to bo at all reliabh in his statement?, It
is thought the story of his relativ? a was a fat?r_ci?tioti.
Tbe Inquiries made for his parents in Newark wert) also
I1I.-..1? ? iissfiil The boy chafe?! under bia confinement,
and often desired to go at large. Huon after 6 a. in. yes
teiday, Mrs. Kwing wa? awakened by a nolae in the rooin
occupied by the i"?> and adjoining the one In which she
slept, aud discovered that both rooms were rapidly tllliiig
with smoke. She immediately aroae and saw a Are
burning against the doors of the room leading Into the
hall. The little incendiary bad taken a ?lUM-ity of n-porls
and other papers from u ?lcsk. had broken up the frame
of a folding slate, ami with this and oUier light wood had
kindled a tire, taking live coals from the grate for the
purpose. The slate was depoaited against the door and
over the burning material in such a manner as to form a
funnel, causing a strong draft, nuU Ulla waa further cou
cealed by a pall which lie had found lu the room.
Without giving an alurin, Mrs. I .?mg extinguished tbe
fire. TI.*- lower panel of tb. door waa almost burned
thi -oii?h, aud was scorched two-thirds of the way up. In
response to tha ?-.mations asked him, the boy Bald that he
I...1 intended to burn the panel through, then extluguish
the Die willi a pull of wat. i that he had provided, and
?aaaaa. He ?aiu that ha had ? ndeavored to make a simi?
lar attempt on Friday night last, but bad burned hi?
fliigei?, and bliaUred his f??ct by stepping on some hot
...ul?. and had dusiateil for the time, lhere were no
other ? liildren In "tho lot.iu on either night, awl, conse
quently, no alarm was given. He was locked up for the
leinalnderof the uighl iii one of the .??il? e-iji.n.in. the
?let.-? nv??s' olli. i-, and waa committed yesterday I?, the
care of the ?J omu.i-ualoi.ers of I iiarillee and Correolion.
?ATAI. HAH.KOAH ACCH'KNT.
Ain-ut V u. in. yestniday, UiM-ii Tn-moiiey, u
Lu?, min on a 1/Oi.g Ialaiid toiistrui'tloD train lying at
Winn.lil, wa? ?truck and killed by n passing Kinalung
train at that place, in the following inauiur He, with
some others or the trail, hnnds, while their tram woe
..in,t,i,K the ...iivii, of th?. h M l.ong Island train from
Hie ?aet, ou a ?nie track, went Into the Hushing dii.ol,
and hearing it whistle, which they suppose?! was their
xpeeled Hain, they iu-.li.,I out, and lu attc-.ptlug to
?ios? th? irat k, I lemon? y wa? ?inn k by the lo? ??i.Kttive
??i ti.? 11 ashlea trata, vhieh wMawiroaehlag.aiul win? ii
Proved lo be th?: one which whistle?! Hu wbb thrown by
li.?- pilot of the engine, under the platform of tim deiK.t.
When taken um ho waa ii.seusil.].-. and lived bul a few
l.oui?. li la thought thal li. Jumping bata the l.lalli.riii
he ?tumbled, m4 whs unable t?. p-mver liliiiailf l>ef<i.e
be mii- ?lili, ia 'j-|le ?,_? in,.,| ,,( \\ i.odnd? and leu tea a
wife and a number of ? hildion.
THE RULE OF THE ROAD AT SEA.
nOW TTIE COLLISION BETWEEN THE ONEIDA AND BOMBAY OCCDRRl_T).
We present below a copy of a diagram received by the Navy Department, ?bowing the coarse ol the
O-eittft and Bombay at tbe timo of the collision in Yokohama harbor.
MEE ? I
A re presents the position of th? On? ida and B the poiitlen of t_e Bombay when ; the two toiscIi sighted eaclr j
ci lier. They were then three mile? apart.
The ahora diagram coutirms in a striking manner
tlie statement of our correspondent at Yokohama as '
*-. ti??ri??i.A.?.i.iiar r.e ????-, i*vre lor the disaster.
"Theevidencowaaoonclusive,"says our correspon?
dent, in the letter published by na on- the 2_th ulti
(?.'">, ?*? that iti.'l the Bombay kept it? own side of the
channel, and followed tbe law ol maritime roads, the
tern hie accident could not have occun-ed? The doe
trine they [the Court of Inquiry} promulgate by
their decision is, ' porttyour helm under all circnm?
stances,'and that fat.- d... trine, condemned J 15 loyal,
noblo Americans to a watery grave. To illustrate t
(Suppose A be going down Broadway from Central
Park to the l'iftli-ave. Hotel, and is cloie to thewalb
on the left hand side ; B is going up the street, and is
also on the left hand side of the road; but because
tho law of the road in Americajifl^tarn to the right,?
is it sense to say that when A went at right angles
across the street and tried to get inside of B, and in
eo doing crushed bis sulky and mangled B to death,
that A was right, when Broadway is wide enongh for
10 sulkies to go abreast T Would not such an accident
indicate that A showed a foolish and wilful obstinacy
in going out ol lug road to get on tho right hand sido
o? the street T"
The slightest Inspection of the above map will show
that the disaster resulted from the Bombay's going
out of bcr course in obedienco to a supposed rule
which anybody could see bad so application in such
?The ambiguity of the rule ol the road, as illustrated
by the Oneida caso, calls forth a number of com?
munications in the London papers, one of which, ad?
dressed to The roll Mall UiuirUe, contains the follow*
in g passages t
Cousions are not esose. ny observance, .nt hy ne g
leet or misconception of these rules. Barely any rules
upon which tbe ?afety of hiinimi lift) depend? should he
beyond all possibility of misconception; but that these
ruin are Doth n?lscon?*elved and disregarded I tlnu_,
perhap?, after the f. Mowing evidence, even your corre?
spondent will a.lii.it.
At the Inquiry into the cans* of the oolllilon between
th? Mell? and the Wentworth, the pilot of the Wentworth
?tat'-tl, " Th?? reason I did not starboard roy helm when I
saw ttie Mili.'.* starboard was because I cotiRiderrd tb?
^Vi'iitwiiith would have been to blame In the event of a
?AtiMtni." The captain said that "a turu of tit" star*
B[r'l >? ri??l?'l ?Wa U'sBtwaaa-th _ ...i 1.1. li .tv? late?) ti.? rnU
Rr "en the collision foot pia?*, ?-oetween toe Holm? ana
the Nada Id the lied Sea It was a line clear night, aud
Iii? Ithlum, it-Tlioardl-K her helm, was endeavoring, lu
accordance with Art. 11 (-avion*, I [?resume, the Nada ou
her starboard side), to keep out of her way. Hut the Nada
hat-in. uren the Ubinia end on, or nearly end on, ported
her beim (Art, 13), but thinking the Uluma was endeav?
oring to ero*? bcr bows?as sho would lu their relaUve
position? bavo the ap|x?ara_<*e of doing?suddenly
change? her tactlw, puta Lot helm hard a-starboard, aud
runs Into the mumu.
I reter your <-?t.<?_po_derrl. also to a letter, only In to
day's Standard, from nu i.Ilirt r in one of Her Majesty?
?ah.? I1*?, conclatiing, " Had wo stn. k to tho rule of the
road hy porting our helm \te uiu.t inevitably have come
1-astly, upon ti*m**iate terrible collision between tb?
Bombay and the Oneida, wo have now the evidence of
the captain, corroborated bv the mate. He sighted the
two lights of i he ? .mida at the distance of nearly a mile-,
waa therefore "end on," and ported his helm (Art. 13).
That the ?amo understanding was not at rived at by the
captain of the Oneida the consequences prove. 8he
romes right acron? the botts of tho Bombay, exactly Into
the position, lu fact. In which she would places herself if
she were following out thedirections uf All. Urtu 1 which
I have no doubt sho waa.
Your correspondent speak, of the ??anthorltaflve con?
struction " of th?-?i?) rule?, aud suggests that I am, or pre?
tend to be, In Ignorance regarding it. Of my ign?rame I
must leave others to Judge, hut I would sooner see a
vessel saved in defiance of " authoritative construction "
than lost with ber burden of human life UiiougU " a
mockery, a delusion, and a snare."
Tho articles of tino Merchant Shipping act to which
reference is made in tho foregoing letter, aro the
AlT. 11 If ian it?*r?! -r. !.r I..Ill in ruff.? .1.1 as, ir -?.- , ?oil
on, M li t? lirol,? titi ol roll,nun, thi btiet of bath ?Lill bl ;.? la
port, io thit n<h ni; ytm ob tbi port ii.li of tbi otb-r.
Akt. 11 li taro ibipi aider itiim arl croulif. nillo Iniolri -'-k of
lolllaioD, Ibi ship which bil (hi othir 0? bli ?*? |U(I.ij-rJ uti? 1.1.1
if rp oat of tbi mtf of thi olbin.
Kow it is clear that 60 long as each kept on her
course, there was no danger of collision. It was
not until the Bombay shifted her helm, so that the
lines ol direction crossed, that the danger aroso.
Tho vessels were then no longer " end on, or neaily
bo," and the rule of article 14 became applicable,
under which it was the duty o? the Bombay to keep
out of the way.
TUE ?1TT OF fiRUSSELS,
NAMES OK CHIEF OFFICERS AND PASSENGERS.
The steamer Idaho, Ca.pt. Price, which arrived
at her dock yesterday morning, spoke the Inman steamer
City of Brussels on the 1st of A ni ii, In lat. 41? IV North,
long, co0 West. Bbe had lost her propeller, and was
working to tbo eastward under sail. _be sailed from
here, bound to Liverpool, on the asth of March, and lost
her propeller on tbe Slat-three dayl after Miling. Ma?
is well provided with sails, having three new spare suit?
on board. She Is a remarkably faat vessel, and now, that
her propeller la entirely off, she will be able to take all
advantage of her ?vail?.
The Minnesota ef the Galon Line, two yean ago, when
In about the same position, lost the key which connects
tbe propeller to the shaft, and therefore dragged ber
propeller all the way; and, although she could not set
bait the canvas tbe City of Brussels can, ?be made the
passage from New-York to Liverpool In about twenty
days. The City of Bruise!? will probably not be over
twelve or fifteen dayl lu reaching Queenstown. Borne
Idea may he bad of ber speed aa a ?teamer by the fact
that abe made the trip from this etty to Queenstown,
commenced on Dee. I, in , days, SO hour?, and 10 inmuto?,
act uni time?
Tbe City of Brussels li commanded by Commodore
James Kennedy, who served ao apprenUceabip In a sail?
ing vessel belonging to the well-known Brocklebank
Line of l ,i vi rooni ; and before he entered tbe Inman Line
was a well known commander of sailing v?asela Illa
chief o ii ne: la Mr. Levers; Win. Hamilton, Chief En?
gineer; Win. Itoss.ll'urser; iir. Black, Burgeon; and a
crew of aiio.it loo men all told.
The ?"?ty of Brussels waa baili by Tod A McGregor, on
tbe > I. ?le, and is IOS feet Id length over al), <" feet beam,
?m feet A Inches deplb, and ber tunnage Is .i.imn. Bbe has
four decks, divide?! hy water-tight compartment?. Her
engine?, ooBstrueted on the hontontal trank principle.,
an; of SOO nominal hore? power, capable of Indicating
I..??i liol"?- i'"?rr, having the latent lunn?ivciueut* in sur?
face t-iii.il? ii??iioii, feed beaters, Ao. lier boilers are six
In number, having _*i furua. es, aud rapaba, uf yielding a
very ampi? ?apply of steaiu. The y are arranged for? and
aft ?ii. each ?lite of the ship, and fired athwartehip?.
In Ih? boiler spare priiviilou I? mad? for tin- ? if In
gnulling nf fin-, u tim nu.ii?'up ?f a centrifugal pump
iiapalile ?if lifting more than 1 <?J0 gallons of water |H-r
minute, and there I? al?<> lu the engine reoui on?? Urge
pumping engine, to which ?team can be applied fruin tim
m nu, inn!? i. ?n m li u? from lb? donkey belle? on th.?
?pat tie? I? There are ?team wluches on the, rouudhoii??.
deck, filled with all reteut iiuprot emente, and ? onueckd
i? i.i|i? i,.?una ?i i. i? to the lower cargo holds.
It ?ill ibu? hi? obvious that amp!? provision li made
fur ?u.h ?outiiigenrie? it? would endanger Hu? safely of
lu? ??awl in th? mu, of Ure, vi auy su?Jil?,i, intlow of
water arising from collision, or leakage from any cause.
Water-tight sllding-doors, constructed ou a very simple
principle and suitable for easy management, ure fixed at
all the points of cotumuuication in and around the ?puces
allotted to machinery and fuel. The cargo holil* are
well supplied with pumps and steam flre-antiihilator-i.
The following Is a copy of the log of the City of Brus?
sels, sent to Mr. Dale, the agent of the line in thi? ? lty:
Mr,i. lar Mirtb 28 ?Wini loothrrlr i at It V? p.m. let*, the ? .ail. '..
pattttt tbi Baiter?. 1 45. Sand, Hook; MB di?hsrge.t iii, pilot.
T ..?lar. 2vtli - IV'.ini e.-.i roan? ?ait; .:mn"Mn...i, Ilk 40 3*
V.. lung. 6SM W. , i....... light uri mci heir? bud ??'ell.
H ?. li, ? ?.lit ? ti. -U m I N. I? k ......r?. .S or k .!:?'?.? . 190
-tile!, lal. IIS., loo?. BIM W., uotlctiti brien il J but/ btad
1T.ori.laf. 31?.? Wild -NB; eoorw ?lit. dlitinri ?0 m !ei. !it
41 ?, loot- 61.11 W. ; tril part ilroog bren* liltrrpait bard (iii.
At li. ni loll blattet ?f tb? propeller. Gil? _;?? .?-.?'. ..?j mai? ... ia :
tTp to the time the Idaho left, the City of Br?ssel? had
made M7 miles, rapt. Kennedr docs not report the lots
of a ault of salis, but the lois wa? learned hy < _i>t.
Brice of the Idaho from the second officer, who wa? in
charge of the Brussels' boat that came alongside with
The inman line dispatch the steamship City of Cork to?
day for Halifax, and the City of Antwerp to-morrow, and
It is possible that one or both of these vessels may fall In
with the City of Brussels, io that should she require any
assistance, they can render It. Ho Inman steamer will
sail on Saturday. Tbe following Is a list of the paaseu
gi-r? of the City of Bru?sels :
Cali.? -II -??id lid w11? ?..nrf. Jordli. Juill 8. Lill'. '!???
M,tb,w>. J ?1. ?hi., V. n. Contal to ?** -Misad. W. W. Kima??.
Wau Wilban!. C. ? < ha_l.?rlam Mr. ?al Mm Shield! krui Alber
L?r. 1?. I? ( oben lad ?if?, Kai.rmo I-U..I. ('apt. Bottttg, il.aiiibp
Aiiffoi i ijA. i. Slipbln. tinja P. Abbott. J 11 Keufortb. 1. li
K.rrio.in. t'lpk Black. Mm kiuar liai tu? (bilden, J. Y ll?ir.,?iu,
?. I- Carr.
Burri??-Kail fill, W Porreit-r ?Ifl. lid 1 ?In dru M Hi!!i??r
Ton. Ci-pUII. Kd. Hun, Jiiu ml I. Krttb. Juuph I i__.n..
Ii...?? Kipper. W II Riehlrd? J. Bl'?,li, Wh Iii...it S e? ,??,
llariir. t karl?! Augrar. k II,.In, 8 Lair?, II Ward. Uarm S?,l,
('- ?'..lim. ?Ifl nd riii'd Dniil Urainr.i.d. Jimri Ititi. Jim.? I'oiiitj,
Jia.i Mimi, I? l?,U(a> tb? ll?r Oilei. Jobs <io?iai. '??... Kriggi.
Ti. _?? TatT.r, aila awl niau, JoMpk livaiii. 1 i,..ma? Muck.? Join
li.ikrabeid. W. I. Brain, Kiln Kg, : ?. ',_,?? Bul.ar '.??.?, ? Ham
III child. J..li, ! .inaiuguaio. Juan Ia? j k bod f. Juan lli.??r,| Juha.
Tbtiu.il lad I albano? Vugbiu, ibu, Malts?, Min M Mut
lill. 1 brrtii? Niirilll, Jitn.i lad I.r?I kiah. Jinn ?. 0 Jfniri,
s ?iiiinpi, (? B. m?meme, Juki Mei'irt? jib.i n.n.,? .???'.?. ?.
I'oai.ll*. Jokl Bitlar. Kobari Wbeln, inti kojli. All Jooei l-l
I?? rbiWrro ian. u-1. Il.nrr aid ? alhrnoi Sal? ii. Jr.oel, S tig*m,
W. omi H. k?Bk ) M llnri, M4, llubull. tit t _????, II. St???rt
J.? ..... IU t..... Vira lll.k. Mi,. Inc!.??l II M.<...?t. J II
l'??iui. W. AJ|.rir. Mr? Adler'/, Ita llouitoi. ?alhena? Kr,t
Alai | Wiliati, Alfred loirs Til il, M ida'tl nd 1 eblldrn nilli?
raliri. aocl I) idilU. I rbildm, ?ik! I latani, io lb? ?I.?-a..
Not the Mik litest anilely need i>? felt for the safety of
the ship. The only Inconvenience arning from the
disaater ia tbat the paaaag* will '"' protracted a week or
fine Sti '?.it ti Vinut, who lias probably fourni
an estray, a?lv?rll?cs psSSSBBl peculiarities in UM /'?.'.?/
heurt of Denver, Cul , Marih 'ii, as follow?: " The uuder
signed ha? taken up one red cow, supposed to be 11 or U
yean ?Id ; ba* the point ?f the left horn lirnken ; l? lamo
m the left li i ml I....! and ha? hail the liollow horn. ' The
?ni ir?-i of all the veil? ia t-as-otoi**-.. must be __?i>Un??l
THE FITZ-JOHN PORTER CASE
GE!?. TORT Kit's IIKPI.T TO SKNATOIt CHANDt ER.
Wasuingtok, April 4.?Gen. Filz-J?)lm Por?
ter's reply to the recent speech by Senator Chandler,
concerning bia spplicstiou for a rehearing upon new
teitimony, baa been addressed to the Senator with the
request that it be laid before the Senate "to show Into
whst grave errors Mr. Chandler had fallen In endeavor?
ing to do lustlce to history." The main points of the re?
ply, which was distributed to Members of Congress to?
day, may be summarised aa follows:
Ile has proof that Mr. Lincoln. Jost before his death,
promised to reopen the ease on production of new evi?
dence ; that he eipressed a high opinion of his (Porter's)
bravery and fidelity, and that he had baaed bia approval
of sentence on Judge Holt's opinion, not having had time
to ci ami n?. the case himself.
Replying to Pone's first charge of disobedience of
omer? in no1 mar-blag hi? troopi (Aug. IB, 18621 until two
hour? later i han ordered, and to Chandler's additional
assertion that -looser was out ol aniittuiiiii-_i, __-_d might
have been destroyed by the delay, he ?ays ;
I shall pn ve?when I Ket a re-heannff?that I put ef
starting?two hour, only of night?by the urgent advice
of the ueneralsjof division. Their r,?__??? m were ai follows :
" That my command had reached Warrentou Junction
at a late boor, without foot), very much fatigued by a
long and difficult march, the last of thirteen days and
nights ot marching and broken reit; that the night waa
pitch dark, tup i.._..'. wa? t>?4 and blocked up with wagon
trama in considerable confusion.
"That the spirit and puni?se of tb* order wonld be best
carried out by delaying the march till daybreak, beca ii.te
the troops wonld have their night's real, and would make
tho march with more rapidity and fewer delays, and
as wv were in.!/?.??>?-?? ...r i m ine?lia ii action: and that,
from before (len. Pop? the n.<es_?.v waa uw< pi<-__-_?,
and ss my cc-oroanil would he re<TUrr_4.o aid In ?driving
turn from Maoassas snd clearing the country between
that and Gainesville.' the ti oops alreadytworn out and
needing rest and sleep, if require?-to renew the march at
au earlier hour than daybreak, would be ?wilt for service.
?' I ?hall prove that, though appreciating tlie _ouiidu?-*_.
of their reamas, I was decidedly of the opinion that ' the
order should be obeyed,' that ' he who a? v-e the onie r
knew whether the necessities of the ease should warrant
the exertions that had to be made to comply with it.
and that 1 yielded to the advice of my .(.euora.. only
after being assured by the bearer of the order that ho
had been delayed by the darkness of the night and Ilia
blocked condition of the road.
" I ?ball prove that the result showed that literal eo_n
pllance with Uie order was impracticable; that no time
was lost by the delay, but the march made all the quicker
for It; and that I arrived aa soon as ether troop?, ?otu
tuan,teil by as true soldiers as ever breathed, coining a
shorter distance and under as urgent orders.
"I shall prove that when I did arrive there was and
had been uothing for me to do, and that I remained at
Bristol all that day, under injuustious from Gen. Pope,
twice repeated through the day: 'Toremaiu atBristol;
when wanted, you will be tent for.'
" Also, I shall prove that I knew nothing about -Tooker
wanting ammunition, and that ho did no1 want any, and
did not take any tchen it reached Aim.
" In brief. I sh'.ill prove this charge of Pope's not only
false, but frivolous, and only suggested as a make weight
to the far more serious accusaliot-t arning from the
transactions of the next day.
?New proof li ready on all these polnts.'?
Cousideilng this a full refuta! of the charges laid
against bim based on bis action at the second Bull Run of
the ?7th and _?th of Augiiot, W3, Geo. Porter says that
the well-known "joint order "to (len. M.Ilowell and
himself was, according to all testimony, MeOowell's In
? luiied, freelv complied with, and that when McDowell,
under the " dlscutiou" gi.eu under the "Joint order,"
???.?i i.'.i to march away from Porter, taking
one-half of the whole force, he left Porter
coufiotite.l by all of I.ongstreet's force, double
and more in number, In position selected, and, as
Itougstiuut new ?riles, "most anxious to bung on a
Porter claims that be desired to show this on BM trial,
as against Tope's charge that I/ongatreet was M ni lie*
.mu), mu? he ?i.>w n.bim os I.ongstreet's own testimony
to prove that he (Porter, waa right, aud Pope and Mc?
He chiiius Hist McDowell's testimony against him on
tho ti tal should not have been taken, as he (McDowell)
admitted a " want of memory" on vital points, and bud
this want supplied by a member of the Court, who,
though acting judicially tit Fur ter't catt, left (A* bench to
tettily ugaimt kim.
The details of the movements of McDowell and Porter's
Corps, under the joint order f it. m Pope, as well a? the
corroborative testimony of Federal and Rebel Genen?!*,
obtained since Porter's trial, are very full, and Porter
claims, overwhc'lmiugly in lils favor, and against Pope?
and he challenges his ..,-, ??---? i . to meet him before a mil?
itary tribunal of the liest army men, with the full evi?
dente ho no tv hal to prest ..i. he tay?, they dare not
meet the truth,
Porter aueits that the final and most important order
from Pope, given at 4:20 p. in.. August _*?', 1 .*.., was not
?lelivere?! to him till two hours later?then too late to
eii cme li?and as this was deemed one of tho most vit.?i
t "??a against him ou the tr.al, ho adauces elaborate
proof lo subi?.., -?. ,n and itooA on to
show tint according to ti?, t ,:i evi.ioi...
now in li.ind, his j.liun not only was the belt for his
corps; but, act ordltig to the nDtverBa! tcaiiiDonr of lo ...
I.ougstiect, and other, commanding the <*i???ur 'a force?,
" savHd Pope from total capture or route." As this i>
suit ?as jn?! the opposite of what Pope claimed ou Por?
ter's trial, Porter a?__rti that, if be makes good hi? state?
ments by ample and new te .Uinouv?Federal and C??n
fe.li-t.... - l'..?.e'? charges fal. to the ground, and his c?>n
vieti,,n is proved most ui.u_.__ lie aaks therefore to be
Iteferring to the new evidence ho proposes to adduce.
"_ ou, mi, may ask why now I havo to offer so much
new evidence, which should have been attainable at tho
time from our own rank_. I reply, that it waa not ob
tamable for the following rea .ona
-..ni .- l_.it lbs t..uti ?jj Li.-i_i_.iu_.ei cb.ck?! t fret __BBBB ?a M
O?tr;n?; of ttH utuBr.
t .- 'lb?t perin???'..?! ?i< rrf,.?ed re? ht th? Srrrrtirt of Wir. I
?tri? in Ulf tr .ii. to ?te 1 n, ?. ii lu lit, tru.? ti Hs_______(_j to I.? j
witt:tain in,I cali.er tritiro o?.
77ur,l j TlittwbeB 1 did t'.l, ob rr? owo rtipottib'iilr. rat ? ?? ?.,
the irmr, letun to ind froi?-.eui lui .ititi? tai? purl....4 .i aptOOt I
? _,t r.iHirJ of ufo-mat ,?_.
tomtit : trout? t'uii-r? I w? perimlrd coo'J f.n?l"h tru ?.wortl-it
Ir.'i.rutil.,,,, id -O? iltur, but of their mian ml io,-_t. ,u I w it u-,1 ?;>?
pritrj, id! otben whom I knew ?,.;'_ ten,'? ta ?rrj? nD:>?r'..ni fuu
,u mi behilf. did aol ippeir till the awraem ti..? wert .-al'?, to tatlii?.
?? In the former ease, I of Gooree lo?t not only the. bun?
eru of their testimony, but also the beueflc of tho in?
formation they hail as to what other person* could prove
in my f.tvor. In the latter case, I was compelled to pro?
duce witnesses without knowing myself, or my counsel
knowing, wh.it particular facts they were possess? d of
:in,l how to ellet! tlietn fuliy. These wilt)???.?-.?, whose
uames I had, were all given at the opening of the Court
outliodemandofJiiilgtJ-Advocatolit.lt, and on lu. .in?
surance that ho would secure their early attendance. Uf
these irregularities I complained to tlie Com tau,i to the
Uovemmciu. Ihey gue ?additional ground* fur a rehear?
??noting from Senator Chandler's sp?.??^ he writest
" - ou say ' what bu .mesa was it to him whether he w_?_
cut to pieces or not I' Often ii __ the business of an ottker,
whether be is cut to pieces or not. Hut wheu ho is
ordered to fall on (be tlank of one corps in order to in?
sure ita defeat or capture, it is his business not to be cut
to piece? in falling upon .mot h.-r much larger body of the
euciny which he was not ordered to attack, and which, if
he di?l Attack, must have defeated and captured bim anti
the army of the < ?,-iii-r.il giving the ordor. Do I not prove
1 am not guilty in not doing what I ihould not and could
not have done I Surely I sweep away bv such ptoof
every atom of the charge, ss you will see if you study it,
and leave nothiug for the sentence t<> atand nu."
Again, t-uoUug trow bcuator Cha_i_l_e_'s speech, he
" Tho final point of yiwtr srteech ii as follows:
"1 brre ii ob? othrr poiDtJlo "w :..? bl ?ii tt aliad*. Dunn?; ?',-? tere
(rill, io, mi Iht ter? ?enden.? ..t tilt trill, Kill J obi Potter ntl lu lb?
prtteoce of ia? lofortAADl, who i t bibb tbtt moat of rou laow, iii * ,,.
>a to-dt? li Hi e_tiplor__egt of ?. ongreta. ? ??! wbot? word I wo.:, tait
ti toon ?? I w tul.l aiott ib?d'i?though I tal'l bia I wotiWJ oot uta t ?
? line, but I will nit? hi .?,,-?. tettiiDOD? takes dows witina two tan
utn i fur ?he uttenart wu ?it I*?Kill John Porter ?ii in hu ,.r.____?;
"1 wit u >t tru? to Pope, t-j-l tliirt I bo un ib itayiag it,"
To me iuch evidence seeins scarcely worthy of notice;
for the j??-,?on that makes a statement, which, it true, la
so damniti?. lu its charactea, and then beg? the conceal?
ment of his name, is not worthy of recognition by men.
That as presented by you it had auy eflect upon the
in;n.I? of Senators, I cannot conceive?many of them
being lawyer? who know that such evidence would not
bo .., lin ii t,?l before auy.tribuuttl. My reply to you, Sir, it
that the statement by whomsoever made, and howover
tcutled to. Is.fuite it. every particular. Aside from mv
general character for rettceuce when in the army, I
certainly had uo lmlucement to lose my aensea neuilin'g
my tii.ii. aud falsely assert in aur one's presence Just
what lien. Pope *_? 15 day? endeavoring to
prove. Where was this trustworthy witness then t why
did he not then and there testify to my confeMed guilt.
M hat restrained bin? for all these years, aud why does ho
now recollect or produce evidence which, if "credible,
would long a_o have ended my appeal I I am ashamed
to offer, to be compelled to otter, an argument against
assertions so palpably cotitnvuil and ?o wholly unana
tamed by probabilities?bo wholly at variance w;th my
whole life ami conduct.
You tay that after a careful Investigation fort, day?,
the Court unanimously rendered a verdict again?! em.
This may bat e ln-eu so, but you eanti.it know it unies?
tome member has violated Ins oath ' Not to discover or
di.. lose that oath uulesa rci'tiiied to give esidence
thereof (which has not been done) before a Court of
Justice, in due course of law ' Hut if true, the questlou
1? not what the Court dut decide, but what would bo now
decided with IBB nea ??ti?li-i,,o 1 have to present, and
you uiu.it know that the .leets,on ?f thal comt does not
??lb ?i il?-?u?!:? i- of my ?leu. uni thal the uow evidence
?hall be heard in uty defense."
It is reported that among the indorsements Gen Porter
has in bis behalf la a letter from tien, .eurie 11. Thomas.
aniei'ili/that (he case should bo reopened, and that if
done, Porter, would lu bisjudgun ut, be vindicate?!.
IHK I.EUAL A-.p_._T OK Till'. CASK.
To the Seilet of ?tie Jrtbune.
Silt: ?Many well-in?, au inf. ptttMMttMMf tin-in
J (_. Adama of (.limey, press for a new trial for Hen
Pill John Porter. Ile himself docs not ask li, but wishea
to have hu sentence remitted, and to be it-tioiniuate?! to
ti.?-;-?-nat?-, lie does not a?k it, baaaaai ka MBM. have
it, for the follow ing reasons :
Full The Articles of Wai do not allow It.
hi rond lu a crilinual cate, win u the accused has beeu
convicted and-erved out a poldon of his seutcnee, he
cannot have a new trial. His onlv resource i? to apiti) to
tlie (iuvemor or President lor pardon, or for dis? hurgo
fur good reason ?bown.
TAirii |Iu a eli ii case a n? w trliil !? sometimes granted
illHiii tha? groiiud of "newly ill?, ni ...?d evi.letiee, ' vrhich
tile pau/ cuultl aol hate ubUincd al iho tune ol Ihe
hearing The newly dlncoyered evidence munt Ixl relate?-!,
lind uni?-?? t in of mu? li a ebonetei . a.. If ...tuiltf. d .,t II,.,
mai, must have produced a different result, the new trial
Is not granted.
FourUi: Borter la a condemned criminal. If he wer??
defeated In ar-lvll suit, peomtttet rel.-ai-e from the open,
tlonof biasf-iifenefasaeriinlnnl. he mn?t produce h.e
evidence 1 hi? he ha? done. It I? to the , ffeit Uni tin?
totee ot the KUitiuy m tnati of ?nu em Auguat w wmt
greater than the commanding General supposed ?-.rant,
Tor the sake of the argument that thi? was so. Then tin?
greater the obligation upon him to attack, and rrliev.
pro Ututo, the other fore?-? engaged. 1 lu? le not aalt .1 I
not do, hut did not even report to Gen l'on, hi? lui?- allon
not to do. Tbe new evident e, therefore, if it lav sea-rut. ,|
H true, would only make bl? crime the greater, aud k *
only resource Is to sue for pardon, if the Ix-iuax-ralu?
party coming Into power choose to grant It from syn,
patliy with the criminal, well and gond. The .i-.,.,
which cannot he removed from him may lui ?bar,??, by
them if taey _ke It, hut tfaal |>?>??i,i.i;ity should i..d.i..- .??
soldier lo disgrace his profession by endeavoring to pub
Porter In a position to bo honored as an offleer and gentle?
man, when no reason baa been given by bim?* If for ??>
doing. Law i _a.
tincinna'i, March 31,187?.
THE BUHO OX THE MRW-TOUIC CITV MUK?
TEK?ADDUli.?E*. BEF01CE THE SENATE COM?
A lb ant, April 4.?New-York City ?flairs sr?,
the engrossing tordes et tb? day, occupying attention t?i
the exclusion of other Important subject? lu and aroun?t
the Capital. The proceeding? la both Hoaa-a this eve,,
Ing w??. -?-_ ? _l- **?i hhsJB on privat? ?talma, the ? i. S
temnnaRR^xEj ?onib.??*,,..?^ .-~ r? morrow
electkm law hi yow oil**.
1 The Senatorial Coma_Utee on Municipal Affairs held ?
?eiilon of two boars and a bait this afUraoon for tin?
purpoae of hearing t_? vlewi of l?verai _entlemen fror?
New-York concerning these billa. Mr. Tveod waa In th.?
. chair, and th??_eetlng wu held athis roomslnthe l>. '
evan Uoast%?aii. Gresley was first heard on In-half <?f
Iho Union lAtgrxe Club? II? waa followed by Mr. J li.
Varnom, also in advocacy of the general view? eml-todied?
In resolution? adopted by that txxly on Saturday en ...
lug. Mr B. P. Andrews claimed to speak for the Repuii
llcan Union C?rmr_;:ie?\ Mr. Tilden, Cbalrtnan of tin*
Democrat.?* Btate Committee, strongly adv?cate?! tv..*
essential tnsodlflcatluna of tb? charter, ??yu.*
that eacb Mayo? should have th? appointaient
o( tho beads of bureaus during Ins SS>
mln?tratloa only, Tb? appointment of IBSBj
oOlcers for six or eight years was contrar te?
to that good policy which re?T-tred that the people
should have reasonably frequent opportunities for chang
ing loeunibcnts. His other Important point waa tin?
Uo election for city officers should be held in the .?pring,
and not amid th? turmoil of Slate and .National t-lactioi.?
in the FalL Ho wa? followed by Mr. Daly, claiming t ?
speak for the Cltl_en.'Association. Abrief ?tatenui.o
about Central Park affair, waa mad? by Mr. Andrew li.
Greene, when the Committee adjourned tiie meeting.
Tbe speoebea were heard with deep Interest by a crowd? J,
audience, as well aa by tho Committee. Mr. Ureeley i?
Invited to address a meeting of members of the Legisla*
ttire at 10 o'clock this evening respecting the Chart? an t
Midnight.?The canens of Republican Benator? whiff?
met to-niirht at 10 o'clook, In the Capitol, waa addrese.?..
by Mr. Greeloy, Mr. I-aimbeer, Mr. CI??___y, and Mr J.
Ii. Yamuti!, concerning the New-York alTalrs which ar?
to come up for action as special ordern in Senate towoi*
BKNATU.ALBA.ir, April 4.
The New-York ('barter bill, on motion ki
Mr. TWEED, was mad.- the ?pedal order for tomoi?
row. immediately after Hie resduig of the tournai.
On motion of Mr. KENNI'I'V, tlio New-.ork City Flea.
tnm aud General btate l.eetiou hi.Is itere made t. ??
special order for the earn?, time.
The One-Mila Canal Tax hill. also, tl.e 8evca Eighth?
Mill Canal Tax bill.
"To pr?vido for tho payment of the certificate? l?*??. !??
lbs Soldier! of tho Har of lili.
mt im tsmooo? 11?.
Amending tho Insurance law hy including glaas or
An?.-ilii.:? tho charter of ti.? Metropolitan ?l.-lt* a
Company, making piui.?.._o a* tu lUu ?lecliuu of l'.i? ?
rights of husband aud r>.1?~^-?uif*ej?uiZ"im? IK B_?l?t a
hill m :..?? U-U-O.
The following bills were ordered toa third reailin?
Making appropriations for the pa> im lit nf : .io MMM ipal
and interest, ot the ? amil ?lent lue the next ii-.ai year
Authorizing the Utlca Water Works Company to in?
crease ii ? capital stock.
Approi>ri:tting$l*?i.i?JO to the Herat-opaline Aajluin foi
Insane at Mlddletowu. Atljounnd.
The Hon??e BBS devoted to privat? claim
bi'.ir). Adjourned. _
WYOMING TEBBITOBT I'll F. l'A I! IX? I lou BUmtl
CBBlBBBBt Wyoniinir, April 4?On accotii.t
of the foruj.d.ihle ami extended bo*tiIe demon.trutl.i ?
of lai.,m I'Til.r.s- of Indians, Cov. Campbell will toiUr
mine O?neral Order No. 1. organizing Wjoming Ten h
Into three military districts. I.aratuie County will fm.ii
tho Ant district; Albany, Carbon, aud Mutah OS?lkl
the second district; and Sweetwater the third. Lut, i
Murria will be Colonel of the 1st KegnueDt, and eon.
mand the first district; John W. Donnellan of -BBSS i
will be Colouel of the '?'1 P.c.iineut. .ititi ?on,min.I Ik?
second district; John W. Anthony of t*>vtectwaler wi.l lot
Colonel of the 3d Regiment, und command the third ?!??
trtct. Companies at ti,li?rent points mil he forme?! m i
mounted as minute men, to repel any attack of the I
dians. The sentiment of our peopMu Is unanimou?. tn
Cinv. Campbell's policy.
Th?> following telegram from <"!ov. Campbell of \i \ ...
ming Territory has been received at the Indian Hepait
ment in W-fcrn-giou i
CasrMass, April ., i?."?
TA?. Hin R. L. Pmitsa, Ceonrntiiion'* ?... fiet.ua At-i't
Indians, ?opposed to he Arapahoe?. Lav?? attack? ?!
citizens on tho Sweetwater Mining I'ntrlrr, an?l killel
seven men. It W feared a coach, witu l'a) master Alv.n.l
of the ai my. and If? others, ha? been capture?! <>y then,
No psrttN-SIS have been received.
Gi:n*f.ral B-HltflN BERrB.
....Tlio exports from San Franrweo the |?.st
qaarter wer? t???l,??AT,tXit>, of which |.??.:'*'.'? ' were iu
-...The first vessels from Canada thii se?,
?on arrived at Oswego ou Buuday, radcu with wbeat,
barley, penn, and lumber.
_...Tlie small-pox continues to rago inSoutli
ern Arizona with fatal effect tueea the lud?an?. A few
ca.-?;! have occurted among the L'. .*). troup??
?...A bad break occurred yeetei day in the Hue
Canal feeder bank Just south of Rot-beater. It will l>?
iuipu-6ih!? to make repairs before tb? water ?tiba'tie?.
....The CaliforniaI.egialature and the(.??v
ernor are at vanauce. The ..?nat? threaten?, BB?HS tit?
Governor sign? certain bill?, to rt-fu?o lo peat the Gen
?tal Appropiiutl6n bill.
?...E. if. Mayer, a veteran nctor, die?U >???
terday lu l'hiladelphia. age.l 7.? ?earl. \i lien a boy b?
waa on board the frigate ? Tie .?peake in the fight willi
the _haunou, but left the servite ?oon after.
....A disastrous tire occurred at tlio Indiana
State Itlson at Jt-ff?'r?toiivi!le, lint , ye*tcrday. The cell?
of the prison wete entirely destroyed, and oua convict, ?
colore?! boy, suffocated in Ins cell.
....William Burchell, ye_ter?lay, jumped into
the Genesee River from one ol the Ruc he*-1er t.tty bridge?
.mi ?? ?, iiiiiiieili.it?-;? rai ried ovel 11.< l.i.li fall, alni pi
ably into Lake Ontario, lie wa? delirious from Ike mm ??I
_Tho latent advices from the Sun Di-tf.?
colonies is favornble, tlinu.ii not ?n!1l u-ntly au %o Jaslifr
the rush there. Tbe produ? tloii? of placer iml4 M ?mall.
The quartz uiiuc? are rich, but ; he miner? are ?upton?!?.!
with mills for Ibu redu.tiou of the ore.
_Carl K.rouse and lietty, his wife, wer? ar?
rested in baltimore, veatcrday, In the act of ioaklas
couuterfeit rttty .int postal carreucy. All IS? di??,
plate?, Ac. ti ?ed by the partie?, aud about Slo ia cou u ter
felt note?! of the denomination of filly taut?, wore ?ap?
Hired. 1 icy were couiuuited iu default ol Pt.tmX bail
_A VMM ?lim named Sanford K. Coomba
of Mattawuuuikeag. Me , ha? n.-.-n ariisteal and takes tu
llaugut. charged with placing .jbsiructlon? oa IS? tram*
Ot ta? l.nn'iM-aii ami North American Itailro?-4 ?>? Krt.lay
night laat. He ? .nife,?? ti hi? crime and gara g* e rr??*u
that the t'tiuipauy had failed t?a_?ay him folly far eor>i?*?M
? The western-bound passenfT-r train, which
left ??inn. v. Ill , uu .??atiir-l.tt night, vu the lla-imSal au4
-1 iaeepB K.nlio.nl, met with a serious accident _l?o?it i*
miles fiom Quincy Otu? Mccping and two paaw nm-r eau
were thrown from the tra? It down a steep t?ai-aiikiat i
and couipietely ?!? L_u.i?_t-_ Twaaly flv? paaMDger?
wet? mutti ur less mjut? .1, two of tht-lu fatally.
.V nuetiiitf of the St. Load Life Insur?
ant e ? ..nu..hihi was held ?ti ??aturda?, to consider what
,,. '?? i. i.?. ? ??.in to pint., i the c?<ui|ianiis fioiii m.?- -
utis laws passed in that and ?itlier tSSlSB A ???murtal
wa? I'leaeitteil. ?ddresaed to all Hu? Uf? lusuraui? Cul?,
panii-t t?f Hie cuuntiv, citing their gn?\ .mee?, ?m1 n?
coiiimciidliig a National t'oovt ntlon of l.ifo laitit.tt- ?
Co'li|taille? lo collai.1er what ?ball la? lune t.? I'l. ????' ii
goml and uniform 1?**;,?lallen. The memurtal ?mi?
ft-rtcd to a tuuiu.ii te.
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