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m--- CHARLESTON, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 1871. _ . , ';
DOWN WITH TEE LORDS.
THIS CRUSADE TS ENGLAND AGAIN HT
National Convention of Radical* In Bir?
mingham-The Platform Adopted
Dilke and Bradlaugh-A Grand Row
L at the 'Hoi' In the Wall," ?ie.
[From the Correspondent of the N. Y. World
LONDON, December 7,
What may be called a national convention
of the radical wing of the Liberal party met
Birmingham yesterday mornlDg to draw np
and proclaim "a platform" upon which the
agitation for the abolition of the House
Lords may be carried on. The convention
was held In the Masonic Hall. London
and sixteen other large towns were represent?
ed by delegates, and forty-three other towns
were represented by letters 'A adhesion writ
ten by the local organlzat. .us of the party
Among the delegates were i"~ < iarles Dilke
Mr. Bradlaugh, George Potter, George How
ell. George Dixon, M. P., and Mr. MUDIZ, M
P., and J. 8. Wright, the cha'rman of the Llb
eral Association, presided. The proceedings
In the convention Itself were rather tame, and
they resulted ?a the adoption of the following
First. That the hereditary principle of legis
latlon ls unwise, since it neither Insures wit
dom in tho individual nor patriotism in the
body, and ls unjust, since it cooters upon a
class p9wer which ought to be exercised by
the representatives of the uatloo.
Secuud. Toat lo a tree country the ultimate
decision upon all questions of government or
of the pel icy of the State must rest with re pre
sentatlves elected by the people, ana that
some plan sh mid be adopted in this nation lu
give const Rational effect t J that decidion.
Third. Tout no right to legislate on the
affairs of the nailon ouvrit to be conferred in
consequence of the pru feston ot any tbeologl
cal opinions, or ot counectlou v> 1th any eccles!
asllcal establishment, and, thereiore, the legis?
lative power of the bishops of the Bnglis'
Church should be abolished.
But in the evening there was a public meet?
ing In the Town Hall, and the proceedings
were then lively enough. The doois were
opened at 7.30, and the building was at once
Ulled with a crowd composed maiuly of re?
spectable artisans. On the platform were Hie
members of the convention. The Hon. Au?
beron Herbert (Republican) made the first
speech, in which he attached the hereditary
principle lu legislation In tolerably strong
language. He wbs followed by Slr Ctiar.es
Dilke, aud then, of course, there was a row.
Sir Charles (says the London Times) was
received with great cheering and hissing,
whistling and hooting. The uproar lasted
some minutes, and there were loud cries ol
"Turn them out/' The honorable baronet
vainly tndeavored lo obtain a hearing, thc
disturbance increasing as be proceeded. One
dlbventitui ou the platform was ejected bodily
from the hall. Tue uproar was equally grout
until a dozen policemen entered under the
great gallery, and were greeted with cries of
"Put the police out;" "No police at public
meetings." A quantity ol cayenne popper was
thrown abonr, and speakers and hearers com?
menced sneezing vigorously. When the storm
ol disapprobation had somewhat subsided. Slr
Charles said he should make a lew remarks lu
vindication ot tue right of public discussion,
but the conluslou here ros-; still higher, and
vain attempt, were made to weed out a few
dissentients. Portions of the audience amused
themselves by attempts at Binging, while
others hooted most vociferously. Tne
chairman ashed fur a show ot hands
of those who were In favor ot lieut i g
the honorable baronet. There were about
a dozen l ands held up against hearing
him, but Slr Charles being unable to obtain
a hearing resumed his seat. Mr. Glossop sent
down another contingent ot policemen to the
part of the hall lrom which the disturbance
arose. Sir diaries again ruse, but was greet?
ed with continual uproar. A rush was next
made on a kuot of unlucky dissentients In
one of the si le galleries, una one o- two un?
defended and unsympathizing "auditors"were
expelled amid a shout of triumph. Meantime
the honorable baronet trie i to proceed, and
a portion of the audience then commenced
- singing "Rule Britannia." He observed that
the political conduct of the House of Lords
was what might have been expected from
men possessing the great temptation of un?
limited ar Irresponsible power. Under these
most trying circumstances the Lords had be?
haved as we should have behaved. He blamed
not the men, but the system under which the
Hous-i existed. Mr. Gladstone had said he
should think thrice befire he touched the
hereditary principle. This reminded him
.t a saying ot Confucius, who, wnen told
of persons wt o thuugbt thrice befure act?
ing, replied, "Perbaps twice will do."
The House of Lords was BO Inde?
fensible that we need not thluk twice before
seeking Its reform. Although we might say
the Lords were immured In prejudice, he did
not attack them ou account ot individual actt>,
but on account ol the evils of the 83 stem of
' hereditary legislators. The sacridces of elect?
ors and representatives were often neutraliz?
ed by the acts done by a body 01 Irresponsible
legislators, who were there because certain of
their ancestors attracted the codee of some
king or other. When great measures were re?
jected lt was by the pigeon-shuollog legislat?
ors, who, by their single votes, defeated meas?
ures 00 wmch in?- people bad set i li.-ir heart.
It was said that the Lords threw out the bills
sent np at the latter end of the session, and
supposed themselves justified on the principle
that "Satan Hods some mischief mili for idle
hands to do." There were many measures
of secondary as well as uf primary Impor?
tance which were strangled In the House
of Loras. He gave lustances of this. (The
audience, meauwhlle, sang "God Save the
Queen," aud others hooiel and hallooed
terrifically. Some ot the singers found
a set made upon them, and those near
the?door were forced to make an exit.) Slr
Charles, when the uproar ceased, said there
had not been for. some lime any very
serious collidion. (Another shower of pepper
?irovoked great laughter, la which Sir Chirles
ol ned.) At thai moment Slr Charles alluded
io a coilisluu in Hie corner of ihe hall. He
said there was another collision impending.
If anybody could provoke a cullMuu oetweeu
the Huuses of Paillament Lord Salisbury was
the man. The House of Commons was gain?
ing Turee by becoming more in harmuuy wilh
the constituencies. The Lords were nui gain?
ing Ibis furce. IM constituencies were chiefly
non-coulormlsU>, and opposed to a slate
church, and radical In regard to education.
The risk of a collision between the two Houses
was lncrea-Iug day by day. The honorable
baronet then reterred to the land- and game
quvsiloos, and said the Commons were in
sympathy wlih the peuple, while the Lords
were opposed to their interest. (Renewed
opposition aud cries of "Turn him out.")
The chairman said: Please sit down, the
police have turned out fifty of the rascals; aud
if you will Blt ?Iowa they will turu out the rest.
As the police are In Increased Bambers, pray
attend to the speaker, and all thal will right
Sir Charles Dilke said the question was,
what mun bei s or what remedy siiuuld be pro?
posed? Life peew had not been suggested
that night; thal would be to leave malters
where they were. If a small number were
selected. If names of dlstiuction like thut of
Mill would give a chance for Improving the
House, he doubted wnether they would accept
the privilege. It would not be possible to
contluueto cr?aie life peers like him. The
life peers would, by others, be termed "lifers,"
us were those who were transported fur life.
He suggested that a limitation of the powers
or the House uf Lords mluht be tried. He ob?
jected to the Lords giving any vote as io the
army regulation and the ballot bills. They
should nut regulate the manner or mauage
the machinery of representation. Another
thing which presented ltselt was that he
doubted whether lt was necessary to have
a second House at all. Many had said
that great conservative peers un the abolition
of the House of Lords would be a dan?
gerous power in the House of Commons.
He had sufficient (nth in the electors io
avert any evils from this cause. The House
of Lords was a check when no check was
needed, and not a check wheu one was neces
. When there was a great wave of enthu
m the House was useless s s a check, being
ept away by the breath ol popular enthusi?
asm. It was said the House of Lords was nee
essary, because a majority of the House of
Commons represented only a minority of the
constituencies. This only showed the need for
Improved representation. K he had to choose
he would go for the abolition of the Upper
House, but be would sooner have a limitation
of their powers than thepatcblug-up processes
of life peerages. Graduai abolition waa possi?
ble. Whether it was time to work for the abo?
lit ion or not, he was heartily with the promot?
ers of ihe meeting; he was for the old principle
ol government for the people by the people,
and lu thu people's house.
At the conclusion of Sir Charles's speech the
two resolutions were put to the meeting and
carried, and thd meeting then dispersed. The
Times tnl-t morning scolds the convention for
lis timidity, and asks why lt did not go far
t her. But - fair and softly go far in a day," and
Englishmen like to go slowly.
A SCENE AT THE ''HOLE IS THE WALL,"
)f course lu this development of the Re?
publican movement, as In ail other phases of
life, there is a comical and humorous element,
and one oiten hus to laugh when the weak?
ness and vanity ot some ot the agitators
chance to display themselves. For example,
tue fumons "Hule In the Wall," a lavorile ren?
dezvous of the Republican leaders, was on
Monday night, or rather Tuesday morning,
shortly afier midnight, the scene of a most
violent uproar. A concert had been given
during the night for the benefit ol' the secre?
tary oi the Democratic Club held at the house,
anti, ut the close, Mr. W. Osborne, the chair?
man ot the Patriotic Society, also held at the
house, proceeded to hand over the proceeds
to the pee.etan-, aud, In doing so, remarked
that lie was surry the amount was so small, i
but lt was only characteristic of the worklug-1
class Democrats meeting there. They wero
ready enough to eome when meetings were I
going un aud lhere was n-uhlng to pay, but,
if they were expected to take a two-penny
ticket for the benefit ol any man who gave I
night afier Dight of his time to serve tuena, I
th- y stopped away. ;
Mr. Odger, (rising in a great ragi>.) I rise
to order. I object to these conataut, repeated
attacks ou the workingmen that come here, I
and i hese insinuations against the liben alli y of I
the Democrats generally, and these frequent
lamentations about their shortcomings. It ls
not, tue first time you have done this, and 1
now tell you, Osborne-mind, I give you fair
notice-that if ever you do it again I will
move your ejection lroin this room; arve, more
than mat, I'll move that you be ejected from
every Democratic association in London.
Mr. Osborne. You move my ejection from I
the room? Are you to be dictator, then,
throughout the country, and assume a power I
that we arje not even to express an opinion?
Who are you, that you are to do that?
Mr. Odger. Weil, mind; don't you do lt
Mr. Osborne. I'il do lt as often as I like.
Mr. Odger. Well, then, I'd denounce you In j
every Democratic organization I go to, and
move that j ou be expelled lroin every assoc!
allon. You call yourself a Democrat! You are
no Democrat, nor no friend to Democracy. I
What have you ever done tor Democracy? You j
have been crazy on money malters ever since I
you had your thousand pounds, and if ever
you were to get another thousand you'd go I
mad. You never do anything else but talk
about your money, and wjat you do for the I
society, and make doleful lamentations about
ether men not giving; but I tell you the work-1
lng classes haven't the money to give. j
Mr. Osborne. I have done more for Democ
racy than ever you have.
Mr. Truscott, (interposing.) You never did j
anything; you never gave a shilling io the as
sociatiuii but what you have had two for it.
Mr. Osborne. It's a lie; I have never taken, I
as others have, money for anything I have
done, with the exception of a pound a day for I
one mouth when I went out for the Re-form I
Mr. Odger. No, but you have done all you I
could to damage every Democratic movement
you have been admitted into; but I'll luke
good care you alu't admitted into any more.
Mr. Osborne. I'll lake good care I bave no I
more to do wl'h you-any of you-la money
matters. I am no professional agitator you
know. I don't get my living by tnat. I can
make a great deal more money out of my own I
business, you know; but you snail not run any I
siciety I am connected with into debt any I
m -re und if you get Into debt you shall get I
out of lt.
Here a number of speakers rose to address I
the meeting at once, and for a time a scene of
the tirecem altercation and the greatest up-1
roar Imaginable ensued.
Mr. O iger, (shouting at the top of his
voice, j On, be only brings up these money I
matters lo damage the Republican movement I
throughout the country. I
trever*! speakers. Look here, don't let us
have lids row now; there are several report-1
er.- In the room.
Mr. Odger. Oh, let them report If they like; j
I don't Care. He did all the harm be could lo
the Republican movement the other night.
Several speakers. Yes, he told about the I
blaujtet having to be rallied to support the
Republican newspaper, 0:1 purpose that lt I
rai^ht get into the pres-:; and that waa a lie
alter all, for ll wu* a bed quilt. .
Mr. Osborne. Well, never mind; lt put a I
wet blanket on your Republican humbug.
Mr. Odger. I tell you that you onght to be I
scouted (rom every Democratic asst elation.
Mr. Osborne. Oh, you are not going to be
dictator if you think you are. Do you mean
to tell me thai if I choose to go lu for man-1
hood suffrage and the ballot, and to get Par
i ic'men i arv reforms that way, that I um to be
hounded down by you because I and other I
workingmen don't choose to follow you In all
your mad schemes about a republic? You
know as well as 1 do lhat with all the lorces I
and all the real working classes against you I
that you have no chance of a republic. Why. I
11 you wt'ie tn earnest, you would du winn I
should do lt I meant a ny ?i lag-yo 11 would
sharpen your swords and Kiara your drill.
But you don't mean anything but talk, aud
you 'are not Ihe men that will ever get a
re i Miblie
Here the speaker, who Is a very powerful I
man, gave emphasis lo his d?clarai lon by I
bringing down bis dst with great weight and
snivel inn' lalo several pieces the desk, airca-1
Mr. Odger, who uow dashed forward with I
gna. _r vehemence to make u still further I
breach la the "Hole la the Wall," cnn limed: I
"I le.l you. Osborne, you are a disgrace to I
Democincy. You lalk about having ideas or I
principles of your own; you've got uone. We I
have. I have plumage; but you-you pluck I
our plumage and strut about In lt. And what I
is more, you are the dirty bird that fouls
every Hepubllcm and every De moot ai ie nest
you cao gel Into." (Hear, hear, aud great
Several speakers again endeavored lo ob
tain a hearing.
Mr Osborne. Am I to be badgered In this
manner by a lot of you ? Is lt uot enough for
me t ) fight one without having ihe whole lot I
of you? You are all last enough In talking
about i lie working classes not comlug for?
ward with their money when Odger ls not
here but wheo Odger ls here all the lot of you
are afraid to open your mouths. What have I
you got to be afraid of in Odger, I wonder ?
'Wno is he ? A pretty thing ll' he ls to be die
tutor, aud people are lo be afraid to open their
mouths because of Lim.
Mr. Odger. Well, we are not going to have
you with us.
Mr. Osborne. I'll take care you don't. No; I
you shan't get this society into debt agata lor
your public demonstrations. It is lime, 11
ilitnK, to speak about money matters when I
have the printer coming here crying in the
room for seven pounds owing to him tor
printing, aud another comlog here pending in
a bill for fourteen pounds for getting up the I
last Hyde Park demonstration, ana people I
coming here and telling us they'll write to the I
newspapers and expose us it they don't get I
their money. There is the bill-sticker in Ihe I
roora now; why don'l you pay him ! You
shall have no more money out of me for agi?
tation. And as for the little I was paid lor
going into the country a month for the Re?
form League, I did work tor lt, and that isl
moro than some ol' you did, who took the
money aud never went, al ail; and I will give
you the names If you like.
-The buffaloes are very much discommoded
by the late terrible snow storm on the Pacific
Railroad. While one train of cars was imbed?
ded lo the snow these aaimuls gathered lo ihe
lee side for shelter. A correspondent says:
"If any one felt disposed he might, fi om ids
Beat In the car, pop them over with his revolv?
er-the rest would not move-they could not
be driven away by engine whistling or human
voice, but crowded iheir shaggy sides close up
to the cars and there stood, with bowed heads,
for the storm to puss. Many were seen to fall
[ down ia their tracks, dead from the cold."
THE WAR UPON TAMMANY.
THE JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT
TO BE IMPEACHED.
Return of Bickies to America-The
Love? of Nilsson and Beecher- How
Celebrities are Persecuted hy Ad?
mirers-Sass! in the New Black Crooke
[FKOM Ol'H OWN COK H HS PONDS NT. j
Nsw YORK, December 23
The next move In ihe war against Tammany
will be the impeachment in the State Assem
bly of the Judges In this city who were ldentt
fled wlih the late Ring. According to the Tri
bune, these were. Judges Barnard, Cardoeo
Ingraham and MoCuon. The first ls most
widely known on account of the Erie Railroad
litigation before him. When Parton wrote
his scathing article on the "corruption of the
Judiciary In New York," for the Atlantic Month
iy.lt was Barnard whom be pilloried. Barnard
u ec ls i ons were generally favorable to Fisk
the Erie cases, and as he was frequently seen
In that person's comp any at the theatre and
elsewheie, the most unfavorable Inferences
were drawn. He was also one ot Tweed's moBt
lutimate friends. When he decided In favor
the applicants for an Injunction against the
comptroller at the beginning of the Bing
trouoles, lt was reported tbat Mr. Tweed was
amazes. "I must go over and 'see George
about this," he exclaimed. "George" after?
wards modified the Injunction. Tnis Jud^e has
been more "talked auout" than any other on
the bench. He loses his patience occasionally
Once he remarked in open court, apropos
some rumor aflecllog his reputation, "There
was a newspaper editor who Hounded me for
years with slanders. Ooe night he went home
aod feil down dead." In this significant allu
sion his Honor ls understood lo have referred
to the late Henry J. Raymond, oi the Times.
Judge Cardoz > is a man ot excellent legal
attaininentL.1 lie ls a Hebrew of the strictest
seer, but his popularity U not bounded by
religious Hues. The members ot the bar gene
rally like bim and respect his abilities. The
reformers would undoubtedly find lt more
difficult to convict him than bli associate,Bar
nard. Judge Ingraham ls an old gentleman
whose reputation^ I believe, was unimpeached
before the war or the Ring began. He ls very
choloric over the report that he ls to be tm
peached. Judge McCunn ls the weakest of
the four, In respect lo capacity, and has never
enjoyed the confidence ol the bar. He was
hardly more than a ward politician before he
had the good luck to secure a Tammany nomi
nation lor Judge ol the fuprenfe Court. The
irlalofthe lour Judges before the State Sen
ate this coming winter will lie the sensation
of the se s-io ii, and command Interest from
the whole couutry.
Dan Sickles came back to the city yesterday
from Europe accompanied by a Spanish lady
whom he induced to become his wife a lew
weeks since. S une of SickleB'a companions
In the army went down the bay In a chartered
steamer to receive him. He took lodgings at
the Brevoort House, and will go lo Washing?
ton next week. The motives of this infamous
8arson's return to this country are unknown
udoubtedly he has some IreBli Job on hand
If the Spanish Government ls apprehensive
that Grant will get up a war wlih Spain to
use as capital In the next Presidential cam
paign, ll could employ no more appropriate
nor willing Instrument lo approach nis Excel
?ency privately un the subject than Dan
Sickles. Let us hope mat the Ath ol' March
1873, will end forever the pubi c career ot tnis
Miss Chrislloe Nilsson, though avery sweet
warbler, ls not a roman'lc looking lady. She
seems rather the embodiment ol the practical
In everything. Doubtless she enjoys a plate
of corned beel and potatoes belter than a dish
of whipped syllabub. She ls solid, raw-boned
angular, wita a good, honest scandinavian
lace and the firm tread uf a grenadier. And
yet this substantial personage is the victim of
a love romance. An Infatuated fellow by the
name of Busch has taken io persecuting her
with his addresses. Busch became so annoy
lng with let ors and calls thal the songstress
lost her usually s<veei temper, when Busch
attempted to loree himself into her room fur
the purpoEO of bestowing kisses. She had
him arrested, and a police Justice sent him to
Blackwell's Island to cool off.
Busch believes In the maxim, "faint heart.'
Ac, and has never wavered au Instant In his
determination to make Miss Nilsson his bride.
He was released trom durance vile yesterday,
and Immediately proceeded to the city lo lu
tervicw the object ut his adoration. He as?
certained that she was living at ihe Clarendon
Hotel, and accordingly stationed himself on
ihe sidewalk opposite, and gazed languishing?
ly up at her window. She discovered, wini
dismay, that he was loose again, and Bent a
has.y request lo the proprietor lo prevent his
entrance to the hoiel. The enilie furce of
waiters was put on service to protect ihe per?
secuted lady. Bul Busch only walled lila op?
portunity. When the garrison al the door was
lemporarly weakened, he made a sudden
blunge, aud succeeded lu getting Into the
hall. He flew up Blairs, with the walters at
Miss Misson heard him coming, and, with a
shriek, bouuded to her dour and locked lt.
Busch threw lila body agaluBt lt, and attempted
to burst lt open. By this time the whlte-chokei
ed army had surrounded him. and, though he
kicked and struggled valiantly, he was cap?
tured and carrlea off to the p nico station.
Upon belog arraigned before Justice Scott, lie
explained that he fell la luve with Mist Nils?
son at the Academy of Music, and Lhat lita
affection is reciprocated, Ile assena lhat
Manager Sirakosch, lor eotflsh reasons of his
own, strives to separate the lovers, but that
they will be happy yet. The Justice sent poor
Busch to prison, and recommended that
measures be taken to put him In a lunatic
asylum. Sometimes these love crazed fellows
do damage, and perhaps lt ls rea.Iv essential
to MIBB Nilsson's safetv that this one should be
placed where he can do nu harm.
These Infatuailuns are nol ulono visited upon
celebrated females. Slr. Beecher ls greatly
troubled by wumen admirers, but more still by
the atteniiuns of a young mun who has gune
wild about him. This lover bores Mr. Beecher
by calling at his house and insisting upon long
discussions upon dogmas. Recently lie im?
plored Mr. Beecher to kiss him, and there
quest being declined, he grew violent and be?
gan to break things*, and nad to be given tu the
The critics write in mild praise or M'lle Sassl,
the new $10,000 dancer In Hie reconstructed
Black Crook, .-lie does not shine wlih ine ef?
fulgence ut the Bonfantl. The Crouk ls very
gorgeous, but more Indecent thau ever. Of
course lt draws. Nm.
THE PROPOSED FENCE LAWS.
A Sensible Leiter from a Practical
TO TUE EDITOR OF TOE NEWS.
GRAUAMYILLS, S. C., Docomber 18.
I noticed In THK NKWH, a short time since,
an article fuvorlng ?tock laws-, and I see a bill
has been o tiered In the Legislature lor that
It would, no doubt, be of great public
benefit to make every one responsible lor all
damages dune by ?dock, so lltui poor people,
who uwn no cattle, could plant their best
lands without a fence. Indeed, it seems tu
me thal Hie owneis of collie should be fined
il they were allowed to run at large, for the
cattle could, la many cuses, destroy of cotton
In one day and night more than Chose cattle
would be worth. About here, Hiebest linds
are un the river swamps, thrown out for want
of fence. There is nut one negro here, or
about here, in Ave hundred, that owns a cow
or ex. Many ol the whites have none, and
those who do have not large herds. If there
ls a single lawful fence In turly or fifty miles
of ihe seaboard, I have not been able to see ll
or hear of lt.
It seems to me that no honest, right-minded
man ought to wish to graze his cattle on ano?
ther's land. He has as much mural right tu
fatten them out of another's crib. It seems,
by our laws, un owner Is liable for what bis
dog does-If he eats sheep, Ac. Then why
should he not be liable for damages done by
his other beantB-callie, hogs, hurseB, goate,
AC, Ac. ?
Aealn, the beasts are allowed rights and
privileges not possessed by the owners them?
selves. It a man passes over another's land,
enclosed or not. he can be prosecuted and 1m
prisoned. A rieb man may buy up large herds
ot poor cattle, drive them orer the country
and latten them on tbe planters' crops. He
may pitch bis tents along the wayside,
and remain there, until the aojacent fields are
eaten out, then enter his trained dogs to
drive out hts cattle for another field. The
owner can't go In himself, for lt ls a trespass,
but he can put lo his privileged dogs. The
cattle can easily get over any of the low rot
I ten fences; 60, too, with tne hogs; nor can
labor be obtained for any price to Improve the
fences. And lt would be too costly, even If lt
could be obtained.
Why Bhould the poor land-holder be obliged
to buy hlB land, pay his taxes for lt, and tuen
have to fence lt to save lt from the rich man's
stock: r We should be allowed to treat Buoh
stock as he would vermin-'coona, squirrels,
Ac.,-when they trespass upon his lauds or
crops. _ _
THB WHARTON TRIAL.
New Phases of Ibo Case-Cloie of th?
State's Testimony-Professor Tonry aa
an Kxpert-Effect of his Analyst* on
fhe Philadelphia. Kxperts-Demeanor
of the Accnied In Comt.
[Correspondence of the Baltimore Sun.}
ANNAPOLIS, MD., December 22.
The Wharton-Ketchum trial closed Its third
week to-day-the court adjourning over Satur?
day until after Christmas, to afford the State
an opportunity of presentlag the result of Pro?
fessor Tonry's chemical analysis, which, lt is
stated, will be completed prior to the reassem?
bling of the 11 lou nal on Tuesday next. Owing
to the absences of Its witnesses to-day, the
State was unexpectedly compelled to close its
case without any further evidence being
given. Professor Tonry'H re-examlnatlon li?,
of course, specially excepted by the court.
The introduction of the evidence of a second
chemical analysis, for the purpose of j
proving the existence of tartar emetic la
the body of General Ketchum, was quite
star, Hog to Ihe defence. The distinguished
Philadelphia chemical experts, who have been
in attendance upon the-court during the past
three weeks, preparing themselves to demol?
ish Prof. Atkin, his analysis, und the case It?
self, were somewhat discomfited lo find that
they bad been engaged In useless labor. The
carefulness and scientific precision with which
Prof. Tonry has conducted bis analysis has
been a subject ot remark, and will, lt is enid,
withstand the criticism of all the experts. He
has exhibited to the court and Jury visible evi;
deuces of the presence of poison, and lt Is be?
lieved that the lesult will be unmistakable and
conclusive. Ia addition to Prof. Tonry the fol?
lowing twelve witnesses have been examined
the present week, la the following order :
James Ketchum, Hrs. Van Ness, General Bi Ice,
Mrs. Snowden, Major Bradley. Judge sherman,
General Mien, General Wise. Dr. Doualdson,
Dr. Thompson, Dr. Craig aud Dr. Mcsherry.
Nearly all the State's evidence this week
has oeen very damaging to the defence, und
the friends of Professor Atkin ?rr? very much
gratified that the correctness of tits analysis
nus beon so completely confirmed by Ihe ca e
f il and laborious investigation of Mr. Tonry.
The clear and convincing medical opinions of
Dr. Donaldson, as an expert, upon the char?
acter of the State's evidence In respect lo the
symptoms la life and post-mortem appearance
ot tho deceased, appear to be unassailable, as
are those of Dr. Thompson, of Washington.
The testimony ot General Wise and tieueral
Brice lo regard lo ihe business traeacttous of
ihe prisoner huve had much effect. The evi?
dence In relation to the alleged payment ol'
her $2600 note-her alleged loan of $4000 to
General Keiohura-her attempts lo borrow
$11.000 upon the statement that her Income
was $11,060 per year, and that her uncle In
Philadelphia tiad made a will bequeathing her
$700,000, and his exaction from her of a pro?
mise that she would not pledge any ot her pro?
perty as security for thc loan of money, to?
gether with her prevaricating statements upon
ino subjeoi, Ac, were all calculated to Impugn
that truthfulness and Integrity of character
which she waa thought to po-sess. Tho many
statements made by the prisoner la connec?
tion with the poisoning ol General Ketchum
and Ihe habits ot the deceased, and upon other
subjects, which have been proved lo be false
by many respectable witnesses, are thought to
bo Inconsistent and damaging to the efforts ot
her counsel, and .thorefore the greatest anxie?
ty now exists lo hear what Ihe ueience 1ms to
offer in explanation before latr-minded men
shall pronounce a Judgment on the Intricacies
of the ewe.
It remains to be seen how tar the defence
will be enabled lo break down the prosecu?
tion, which presents a strong case-as strong,
perhaps, as a case of circumstantial evidence
can be made. Seemingly, ibe only polnl of
evidence open for discussion ls that which
connects the prisoner directly with the pr??
paration of tbe poison and Its administrai lon
with her own hands. The strong array of
facts and circumstances upon that pol?n, ia
ooanectlon with the other links In the chala
ol evidence, the State will probably contend
ls sufficient to leave no doubt In the minda ol
the Jury ol her guilt.
Ia thus glancing at a (ew of the many points
of the evidence ior the State, lt ls only de?
signed to give the reader some Idea of the
present condition of ibe tr'al. When ihe evi?
dence for the defence is presented, its strong
points will receive equal attention. During
ihe examination of the recent witnesses, H ls
very evident that Mrs. Wharton has been clo.-e -
ly attentive to every word that passes their
lips. Her veli conceals her features, but I hey
would probably be expression ?e.-a If seen. The
moiloa of her head and Ihe gleaming of her
eyes are visible, and betray to soma extent
her anxiety. But little conversation passes
between her and her daughter and other com?
panions of late. The only one of her counsel
who communlcati s with her at Ihe trial table
ls Mr. Thomas, and he very rarely speaks to
i:nncrj ?ooc-a, &r.
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COUN?
TY OF DARLINGTON-Court of Common
picas.-VIRGINIA a COGUSHALL. J. C.
RIVES, Tu'or under Foreign Law, J. GREGG
MCCALL. Guardian Plaintiffs vs. PETER C.
COuGSHALL, CLARENCE ERVIN. OLIVER C.
COGGSHALL, OS ORGE P. COGGSHALL. JILLSON
B. DOUGLAS. CAROLINE E. DOUGLAS. JOHN J.
CANNON, W. JAMKS DARGAN, HANNAH E.
DAKOAN. CHARLES C. LAW, Administrators.
THEODORE A. DARGAN. Trustee, JAMES R.
ERVIN, ERASMUS P. ERVIN, Defendants.-Com?
plaint to Impeach Decree in Chancery. Partition
To GEORGE P. COGGSHALL and CLARENCE
ERVIN: You are hereby sutnmoued and requir?
ed to answer the complaint in this action, which
was hied lu the offlca of the clerk of said Court,
nt Dai'itugton Courthouse, In sa d State, on the
10. h day of October, 1371, and to serve a copy of
y ur answer to thc said complain ton the sub
Bcrlticr, at his office, at Darlington ccurtnouse, In
saul siate, within twenty days af?er the service
hereof, excluffve of the cay of snell service; and
If you fill to answer the complaint within the
time aron sa d. the plrilnurf lu this action will ap?
ply to thc court for the relief demanded tntne
complaint. R. K. CHARLES,
decl3-wa Plaintiffs Attorney.
9*100010 ? 3D HCl] n.
The vegetative powers of life are strong, bat
a few years how often the pallin hue, the lack
tre eye, and emaciated form, show their ban
influence, it soon bec Dm es evident to the obae
er tbat some depressing influence Is checking t
development of the oody. Consamption U Ula
of, and perhaps the youth ls removed from sch
and sent into the country. This ls one of
worst movements. Removed from ordinary
versions of the ever-changing scenes of the cit
the powers of the body, too much enfeebled
give test to healthral and rural exercise, though
are turned Inwardly upon themselves.
ir the patient be a female the approach of
menses is looked for with anxiety as the fl
symptom in which nature la to show ber sa '
power In diffusing tbe circulation and visit lng
cheek with the bloom of health. Alas I mer
of appetite has grown by what lt fed on.
energies of the system are prostrated, and t
whole economy ls deranged. Tbe beautiful
wonderful period In which body and mind an
go so fascinating a change f rem child to worn
la looked for In vain. The parent's heart bice
la anxiety, and fancies the grave bat walting f
FOR WEAKNESS ARISING FROM EXCESS
OR EARLY INDISCRETION,
attended with iha following symptoms: INDI
POSITION TO EXERTION, LOSS. OF* POWER
LOSS OF* MK MO HY, DIFFICULTY OF BREATH
INC, General "Weakness, Horror cf Disease, Wea
Nerves, Trembling, Dreadral Horror or Death
Night Sweats, Oil J Fret, Wakefulness. Dimness o
Vision, Lar go r, Universal Lassitude of the Masca
lar Sybtem. orten Enormous Appetite with Dys
peptic Symptoms, Hot Uanda, Flashing of th
Body,Dryness of the Skin, Pallid countenance
and EroptloRS on the Face, Pain la the Rac':,
Heaviness or the Eyelids, Friqueotly Black spo"
nymg before the Eyes, with temporary Suflosl'
and Loss or Sight. Want or Attention, Great Mo
bii ?ty, Res ties su ess, with Uer: or of Society.
Nothing is more desirable to such patient? t
Solitude, and no: hm g they more dread, for fear
ot themselves; no reposo or manner, no earnest?
ness, no speculation; but a harried transition
from one quest loa to ano* ber.
THESE SYMPTOMS, IF ALLOWED TO GO ON
-WHICH THIS MEDICINE INVARIABLY RB.
MOVES-SOON FOLLO* LOSS OP POWER,
FATUITY AND EPILEPTIC FITS, IN ONE OF
WHICH THE PATIENT MAY EXPIRE.
During the Superintendence of Dr. WILSON al
the BLOUMINGDALE ASYLUM, this sad result
occurred to two patients Reason had for a tims
left tbem, and both died or epilepsy. They were
or both sexes, and aboat twenty years of age.
Who can say tbat their excesses are not fre?
quently followed by those direful llseases, IN
SANITY and CONSUMPTION ? The records of th?
INSANE ASYLUMS, and the melancholy deaths by
consumption, bear ample witness to the troth of
the :e assertions. In Lunatic Asylums the moat
melancholy exhibition appears. The countenance
ls actually sodden and quite destitute; neither
mirth nor grier ever visits lt. Should a sound of
the voice occur lt ls rarely articulate.
" With woful m eas urea wan despair
Low sallen sounds their grier beguiled, 'k
While we regret the existence or the above dis?
eases and symptoms, we are prepared to?on*er an
Invaluable girt or chemistry for the removal of
IMPROVED ROSE WISH
Cures secret and delicate disorders in all their
stages, at little expense, lime or no change in
diet, no Inconvenience, and no exposare. It ls
pleasant la taste and odor, Immediate In Ita ac?
tion, tree from all Injurious properties, superse?
ding Copaiba and all other nauseous Compounds.
FLUID EXTRACT OF BUCHU.
There is no toole like IL It ls an anchor of hope
to the physician and patient. This ls the testi?
mony of all who have nsed or prescribed lt.
Beware or cc un terfei ts sad tho e cheap decoc?
tions called Bocha, most of whick are prepared
by self stiled doctors, from deleterious Ingre?
dients, and offered for sale at "less price" and
'larger bottles," Ac. They are unreliable and
Ask for Helm I) old's. Take io
PRICE $1 25 POR BOTTLE. OR 8IX
BOTTLES FOR $6 90.
Delivered to any address. Describe symptoms In
ix ELM: BOLD?
Established upward or twenty years, prepared by
H. T. HELMBOLD,
PRACTICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,
No. 594 Broadways New York,
No. 104 Sooth Tenth Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
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