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LOCAL NEWS.
-oiaio.'ir Jam., prepared apd
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.... MfTo-nlaht U Hallow Eve.
V", i tgrTbe'loot bustae seemsiobe cJull.
vr.- th Mavor yesterday. ,
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x. ANary one " ' ,- r
- 'iW. Finance committee on theSeymour
: ; Wptloa Is requested 4? meet at room No.
::. ,..-n Hall, to-day, Oct 3Ut,at,10
o'clock A. M. Every member Is rediested
k eent. .The sttfc-commiK.ee 01 ar
rangements Is also requetted to meetatthe
same lime ana .piace. . . t
-!! -i,'.' ' Bt Oedbr of Chairman.
faff i- v ' 1 t"" t '" - u.
't"'wiilte Boys In Blue will be'on a uard
atThurmaa Hall to-night. ; , ; ; (!., ,
' 1 1 tW" bar mercantile fdenda report bust-
,;tes
,uua " " T" r i
jImTT in o hrftnr.nes or irauc, nuu
money exceedingly scarce.
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, IW Bob-tailed overcoats are all the rage
asainw The are- about two Jncuea longer
that the cavalry jacket, and look excessive
t; Tax C of the F. O. will assign the Sol
dieraof the l-egion at tne reu
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. t3TVt has been suggested that the chain
ane be .used to keep High atreet clean
There are a good many robust young men
who are suffering for want of work of some
.SOrU. -,1 t . - ' -r- - - i v,:-
tiff-There Is an extraordinary dearth In
Uor newBt Dresent The reporters cher
ish the fond hope that the elty will be as
lively as bag of Beas alter the election ol
Seymour and Biatr,
'. Democrats, get ready for the great bat
tteon next; Toesday.- ( m; '" '
T Another Arrbst. Patrick Bresnahan
was arrested yesterdayon a warrant aworn
ont by the Republicans of this city, on a
trump-up charge ol Inducing James Smith
to vote Illegally In 1863. .
ftfgr Don't tall to go td, the t!ourf House
U'JQuffy'a Hall fe:nljht.?0i 8Peak?E8
will address the meetings.
t Transfkrreo YasTKRDAT -rTheonly
Iransier of real estate left lot. record yes
terday was from Thomas Sparrow, admin
istrator of Alexander Robinson, ' to Wm.
rHrt)umlck, October 2Stbriot on the sbuth
. east corner ot Oak and Eighth streets, for
$1,840. .
t-The C; at taidnlghC. ,y '
Stealino Habkb- A man named Evan
Huntley was arrested yesterday on a war
rant Issued by Squire Meeker on the oath
of Lewis Pegg, charged with stealing a set
bf buggy harness: .' In default fef $400 bail
he was locked opi a
. ".Let every, member ot the. White
Boy in Bine be at Thorman Hall to-night
- I', u i. .'a u.. a
W1 Saloon OPBsnsa. NeUe Smith will tp
plgbt open the ? Bean ,Saloon,"JV bran
speck, span new establishment at No. 227
Booth High street. "Everything wili be of
the neatest description.' He wants to see
everybody to-night v','1-.-" . ii:.
tTheRed
at midnight.
S . L a aUI In nno fi
i
the public schools beings questioned in ge
ography gave some queer answers. On
being asked what a waterfall is, replied,
lat lot af horse Jiaic 'aud gal's hair wrapped
round one of dad's old stockings.
The White Boy 8 in Blue
are on
Stop It. The
practice .of. driving a
wagon on to. a, street crossing and stopping
there till yoa get tbroagh -Ulking ; witb
somebody, may-be -mighty uice-for the
talkers' but rough onliie passers-by. Sli. la
a common-practice Jn this village. Stop
it " ''
iGbTEo the Court House to-nigbt."'
fe?KAG4iN--VV.e;were pleased! yester
day to see the face of our young friend
Jobn Tl Cfale again beaming in t ha office of
the Probate Judge. As a beam 1st and as
a clerk John is a "gorgeous success. He
is .one of , the few :, good fellows left jiow
on thif top o' thl yere y earth.?;, Success
tO bim-3 ftp .g.Tj; yjrno T ' , TATOgn KO";
t3y Democrats look Wit Tor all kinds of
frauds between now and election day.
Otrr On. Bail. Jamea"Sraith,- who was
arrested and placed in jail on Thursday
evening forVotlng illegally lu'lSSS and
1868, on yesterday gave ball" in the sum of
$' for hia appra ranee before 'Squire
Jfeeke , yi . next Thoxsd ay'." B. F. Martil t
Theodore Butler, Wm. Jamison and Henry
Miller are bis boodswenj ) 'S
i Democrats, go to Jlhe Sooth End to-
iftsrbt and attend the,meetln atehevpnrt
KviiNtne toacisioN. fa answer, fe. W'
quiry of a revenu$ .assessor, as to whether
old cigar boxes cpujd again be used tn pack
cgaraCpmmi88ibner.Rollina replied; 'Tt e
law requtres that cigars shall be-pactea Tn
boxes tnat have not. previously been used
This provision is" explicit; and to nse boxes
for clgara-a J second, (ime 'would be, an in-
lringement of thalaw,though ebch boxes
were .thoroughly 'cleaned.".,;- nb"
m I !! Ir iT innf iti ' ti jnn-in
"Daffy's Hall to-night
Fcuhw XwriD5rr--T-Ihft oertijgcalof
incorporation Qf the JtfaysvUle and Cincin
t aflt'Iacket .Company .vra file4 in the Sec
rets -v of State's office yesterdaf.TItUoi-
KMiized fothe prpp6e of carrying ireigbt
anSvusengers between the points named
o therObio .river. wCapital stock $jiJW00i
iavaharea of tSO-aactal R-- Bellr David
Gibson, V-JiN. JofidSorC Jiffl Cfieesman
. buu k. i. sutw mre tne corporatun.
f . I wmi - ill - ..
t North Endera-Uirn outen masse
a ad hear Hon R. E. Chambers and others
at Duffy's Halllo-nigbU,.(T-.i r .k
.A -il ii..,' ' ; i m t -aJumi
;iirMiNETbe improvement ln.;tbvapec'r.
taclaut, IJndlne continues pightly,' and H
U bow fall ot seeaea of beauty and n flne
eltec'. Jthls will be tUe Jaat . night of Its
prbdaceton herel This afternoon there will
be a matinee, for the benefit of ladles and
Ua4-aeene .ytyfprmnfri-Tbtotom
Wjlu sio o repay a,visit.ii xi n-.a.--.i'i -a
7 Democrat : Will ' be,L'8li' gtiard "to
nlgHt 'at Da ffyr Hall abde COQrt House..
tJS& Mi's -1" a "
't wun in n I i t il ii 1 1 rmtmm iT -
FiBE-Tfle'alarnibf flrea'but'balpasl
tl!TWwVloc yesterdays) twnsooB'-wa-')"
casippefl byjfartlaf bur ttng pf ;ne,Tocl
of-tbe woodsbed at the LltUe Miami shops.
It a t'lbjpiMterfai
damage was' done, "by ?hbwprkmenr'The
excellence of IfieIre' alar rxi telegjapb'was
fu sboa 0 1W alatmlCia G$ ffreet
engine was at tne-aepoe im rust lour min
ntei alter therfc waa'dteeoveredT, and thl
entt'iaeliiJlnaltthoai
having lo'ffuut'all rbaadbio.!Soojt'A
barn to find where the alarm cape from.
JuMiPpiAkRmnxi)t-4Jidge Pugl
waa arrested yesterday afteraooa n tha
oatk of t membtr of tt cttippKos of Cincin-
next. - no- man even' among- the; tteptJDiw
cans, Cere.. being Jound who-; wag.bat
enough to maka iuch a charge. Judge
.Pngh te -pbargad wJttsutng Jnar;Batu.i
raTlzition" "papers,; or 'certiflcatei to one
James Smith, on the 12 h of. October lasti
who proteases himself to be a native of
Canada, and who is now aa trial answer
i Charge of IHegal yotlng.VThe 'attorneys
la th UuSy case yesterday- tXt professed
themselves satisfied that the paper which
this Cincinnati policeman swaree Is a fraud,
fand which he has never seen) was a gen-j
ulne certilicateof .neutralization. The
warrant was Issued by United States Com-;
missioner F. Halllday, of Cincinnati, said:
warrant being Issued on the affldavlt ot A.
Machle, of the Cincinnati city police, and
this affidavit sets forth that said James
Smith was not, on said 12th of October
and ia not, and never has been, the person:
to whom, of right said certificate belong
ed or belongs; that said James Smith pever :
appeared beiore said Judge Pugb, nor be-,
fore anj judge or court, tor the' purpose bt ,
obtaining said- certificate, nor any certitt- f
cate, of naturalization or citizenship of the ;
United State, nor for the purpose ot being ;
constituted a citizen In any way, nor ever ;
produced, in any way; beiore' Judge Pugh, '
any evidence for he purpose of obtaining
sacB certificate, and,' Bnally, that' the cer
tificate was Issued by Judge Pugh to James
Smith in violation of the laws of the Uni
ted States.
Judge' Pugh went' to.' Cincinnati 'last ;
night. What a cause, fs that which needs ;
mast seek In the sewers of Cincinnati for
filth with which to befool its political op- :
pouents. t It Is high time that Democrats
retaliated. "Columbus and Xenia are full of
cases of; illegal voting ; Sprlcgtleld will
turnlsh as 'many.' There Is but one thing
leffc retaliation, .. .
Be at the .
A'First Class BooaBiNDERT. In our
walks about town yesterday ,: we dropped
in at the large and well conducted book
binding establishment of Messrs. Slebert &
Lilley, Opera House Block, where we were
entertained for an hour in looking at some
of the finest specimens of blank book woik
that ever came under ' our notice. Ap
proaching a h uge pile of books, such as are
ordinarily made In the establishment,' our
attention was directed to the faultless finish
of each ; ruling; paging, press work, bind-
ng, all had received most thorough atten
tion, and were presented to our view as
every day" specimens of unsurpassed work
manship.' "Not alone In the department of
blauk book work, however, did we see evi
dences of superior workmanship,. t Speci
mens of music, periodical and magazine
binding were shown as, which were also
finished In' the most', substantial and artis
tic manner. In looking over the stock of
materials used by this bouse, we fonad only
those.of acknowledged excellence,and these
In the hands of the best workmen, can not
fail to produce work, .which gives entire
satisfaction' In all cases; " The1 proprietors
are each practical workmen of great expe
rience, and ptrons may rest, jwsured of all
work ordered, comingunder their special
supervision. "' -Tl""
t1FLLet every FjC, go to the Ztcr
night
Thitkb MoRDAt" Nioht. The talented
theatrical company under the management
of Mf. rJ. Laiiergan, which" last week so
won upon the favor of our theater-going
public, it will be seenare' to open the Op
era House on 'Monday evening next, with
the beautiful and talented French artiste,
M'dlle Marietta Ravel, who will appear fh
the great military drama 'entitled the
Fienjch,Spy. .She will be supported by the
favorite melodramatic actor, George Max
well, making a combination rarely if ever
before seen in our city. The play is full of
star tl rug -effects, broadsword combat--,
Arab dances, fcc.:.This attraction, together
with the acknowledged ability-of the dra
matic troupe, will form an entertainment
of !greai excellence."1 ' " : ''"' : ' ..' t .i
-;The Cincinnati Enquirer; of October 25th,
speaking .et M'dUa Ravel, says: . ' .
.JVl'dlle. Marietta Ravel closed her verv1
successful, engagement at, tb is house lasc
evening, appearing in her great character
of the "French Spy;" to a large and enthu
siastic audience. The. artiste received an'
ovation, which could not fail to convince
ber ol the high estimation in which she i
regarded' by ptir'citizeiis She was called
before' the curtain, and In response to, the
demands of Xhe assembled spectators, -de
livercd a modest,-appropriate and im
promptu address, in which she evinced her
appreciation of the generous-support re
ceived during her engagement. Ttie ac
complished artiste was compelled toinake
nep now oerore the cnrtaiu between every.
act, and she may well (eel uroud of the
laurels achieved. .
r-
" to-nlght.
SptKNDib'FaMit Bibles. -We saw'y'es-I
t'erday' afternoop, In the show-window of
Mr. G. W. Glcason's establishment, in the
Opera House'Block, three volumes ot Cas-
sell's Illustrated . Bible, so. magnificent in
their finish as to challenge competition.
Th$ boots are 61 full gilt Turkey-Morocco;
binding,' with elaborate panel work on the
siqes an or. a corresponding finish througn-
outJ.. These Bibles were bound and finish
ed at the bindery ,of Messrs'. Slebert & Lil
ley, Opera House, iocresldents ot oar city,
'and they certainly Jay claim to the very!
(highest degree. of perfecttbn-ia the art We
vnjaerstand that i thej "Will remain' on exhi-!
jbiicm jn MrG.ieason's window for a few
days, and would advise our citizens gener-,
ially to i top and look "at themi ,-.a?i ,;.;?rm .-
..... . 'c. r . 3
Goto : '
NOR THE ENDERS RALLY!
Once More to the Breach.
The Democracv of .the First . KpcnnrL
feightrjrHnd ' NlnthllWa'rds c wirf iaeet .
busy's Hall, on this, Saturday. evening, at
fa o'clock, Hons . -Er pbaajbers Hopvi
GWlx' Converse, E. Ti DeLany and ottierr
will address the people. Let every Demo
crat In the North end -attend this meeting,
and, see fid it that arrangements -are made;
ior 'the protection ot the ballot box against :
Uegal voting." Our political enemies are"
J training every ''erye; to. Intimidate ; you
rom your duty! Let every man wholovea'
the1 Cons'tltutloii,, the Union and! haaw8t'
be m guard from now until next Tuesday
6qk but fo?,.1- .'. r';i;.r.v
' Another Great Walk' To-Dat. Napo-"
on Yoang,, cbamplpa walktet, George W.
Newton,' the ilGreen' Mountain;' Boy.'? and
Ida SBfltdri HontanaTthe T?encn'actres8?
and pedestrian arel to a.i i grand trial
of-speetf-and endurance at the Rink this
afternoon a?i3 and.ln the 'levenlryf; a
e cujcu, xoung.u to walk 61 times around
(he skating area . of the Rink fc. miles),
While Newton walks 5(1 1!
Ida Montana walks !43 times around' 3W
mlleS.'J-'The one' who accomplishes the,;
feat first gets a prize of $50: Atfi Interpat-
ing'rtid i moslng matcb Is "protriised; nd'
there should, be a large attendance. .. .
' I Columbus LtcuM-'AsabciATiON.T-At a
meeting held at 'the Boclety'a Hall last
Lnight It wasregolvid that Mr.31esoh wait -
lipoTtttfl-Jhtr absent raernbers'to- Teceirjq
their dues to-uay, uu mna mrtuer re
solved te'pfisb Ae organization forward in
a! rapid manner by solicilattotcofmembett'ij
Mr..Blesch will have the necessary author
ity with him.
ARGUMENTS IN THE
DUFFY CASE.
John Duffy Honorably Discharged.
There is not Shadow of a
Charge Against Him.
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jj-c! r f it -ft t i
i The Probate Court room was. filled with
spectators yesterday, all of whom seemed
to feel a deep interest In the verdict that
should be gives in the case. The argument
was opened on behalf of the United States
by Mr. Metcalfv Who'said, In ut)3tance :'t" j
It happens often in the investigation of
crime?, that the investigation and all that
follows, excites the passions and feelings oj
political partief: yet there can be no tri
umph tor any political party, except in the
triumph of right. No political feelings
should influence courts. . Counsel can have
noleeling of that kind. It often happens
that counsel are like the blades or a pair ot
.scissors, seemtDC to eut eacn otn er; y ec on; y
cutting what comes between them. He
then rehearsed the mode of commencing a
criminal prosecution, 'and referred to the
naturalization laws, dwelling on the law
of the United States of Aprll Hth, 1S02,
last section. The evidence shows that the
defendant did, on October 12th, dispose ot
a certificate -of nacuralizftlon ' to James
Smith, to which ' I shall attempt to
show Smith was not entitled. I suppose-that
counsel: will; attempt' to show
that "dispose" means to sell. Con
gress did not think so when it passed
the act, for that act says' "sell or dispose
of.' They will attempt to show irom Web
ster that "dispose?' 'means to 'sell.-'Thr
testimony snows that the witness received
the papers from Duffy, when he had not
taken an oath or produced any testimony
as to his residence, nor took any steps to
obtain hi papers legally. He gave his
name to Edward McGill, and afterwards
went to get his papers, as directed, at Duf
fy's Hall. Ills testimony stands uniin
peached. It is proved by other witnesses
that not -ony this, but other certificates of
naturalization were given to uuny. xne
only evidence to show that the papers
might be genuine, is that the Judge says
he swore everybody, that applied, or his
clerk did. It is evident from Judge I'ugh's
testimony jhRt .he did not. know James
Smith, and, indeed, be does not profess to.
Without necessarily charging any fraud on
the Judge or his clerk, when we consider
the great crowd of persons present and the
papers signed in blank. Is It not perfectly
evident that this defendant is not a citizen
of the United States, that he never took
any oath, and is no more a citizen than if
he were in his native Canada. Here, then,
is -the charge proved -that this man Duffy
did dispose ot naturalization papers to a
man who was not entitled to them. The
clerk cannot administer the oath ot natur
alization. " Is it not certain, then, that even
it' the clerk swore him, he was not natur
alized? The clerk has' no power to swear
him. I have no doubt that a great number
of these papers .were Issued... I. have no
doubt but that .James Smith's .name was
there. 1 have no doubt but that a long list
Or names was furnished on which papers
were Issued. I make no appeal in party
Fassion.; It does not become me to do it.
think a clear case has been made out, and
that the defendant should be heid to ant
swer.
COL. BABER'S ARGUMENT.
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I am not surprised that lawyers, -.after
reading the testimony, were this morning
willing to agree to the proposition made
by the counsel for the defense yesterday,
to submit the case without argument for
they can find no case against Dr. Duffy.
Admitting for the sake of argument that
the paper was procured by fraud, there is
notaDartiele of evidence to show . that
John Duffy is guilty. Whatever there may
be irregular in the issuing of certificates
of naturalization, there is not a shadow of
proof to show that Duffy knew ot any ir
regularity. It must be shown that Duffy
had knowledge of the fraud, if fraud there
was. '. Duffy is no more guilty in his part ot
the transaction, than a neighbor would be
were he to call at the Recorder's office and
obtain a deed, and hand it to-the owner, as
requested. The man Smith swears that be
never spoke with Duffy. He says be spoke
with McGill. But what has his conversa-
tfon 'with J McGill ' to do with Duffy
Nothing. In fact the whole testimony iri
regard to that conversation, with McGill
and Bresnahan is not," and cannot be, tvi..
dence .before you, because Duffy was not
present . Col. uaber iiere replied to the
construction of the sections ot the natural
ization laws given by, Mr. Metcalf. Refer
red to Swan & Critcbtield's notes on the
laws to prove that the provision of the act
of May 24th, 1828,. requiring the witnesses
to be citizens ot tue uultea state?, ana their
names to toe entered on the record applied
only to aliens residing in this country
b itween" , 1S02 ,;and : June 18th. ;-1812,
There is no evidence to show -that
Duffy 'knew how the papers were issued,
for he only performed a neighborly act
Until this paper is set aside and proved to
be a fraud, it is conclusively a good one its
far as tlm man Duffy is concerned, he not
having been shown to have any complicity
in the .pretended iruuu, out ,ttm paper
comes under the seal of the Court aud
must be held as good and valid until proved
otherwise ' '' ''' "-' ? '
'.Mr. Olds We admit that the paper Is1
good and sufficient ccrtificateof naturallza-.
tlOn. .:?!.! .:;- 'I' ' :'-,; ;;--j ,-.-
Mr. Baber referred- the Court to sec-650
Greenleaf on Evidence, vol. I. ' What r&iri
maintaining is that this, proceeding is epu-'
elusive reasoning from analogy What i
does the evidence show Mr.Olds has ad
mitted that the paper is a genuine one.
Mr. Duffy, then o.nly eame here to the Pro
bate Court room to receive papers. He
knows nothing of the manner in which the
papers were procured. .Tie took the papers
that were filled out and took them to Duffy's
Hall ana there cauea toe names written on
the backs. ..There is no evidence of guilty
intent This man, James Smith,-is put
ui on the stand. His testimony does not
connect : Duffy with this certificate. ;' He
met Mcttill ana asked now ue. could pe
naturalized. ' He was . told. There is do
evidence that McGill gave him false Infor
piatioui Tltere is a reason why this man
wanted papers. In iSSbd he voted. He said
It .waa done to accommodate- oahev -people.
A man that will commit a penitentiary of
fense' to. oblige one set of persons, will do
the same thing to oblige another set ot per
sons. - Here yon- see what k'.nd of a man
this witness 1. ; He swears that he scratch
ed the.-ftgure "1" out of the datev'and
says he done it in a moment ot excitement.
All his testimony goes to show the utter
unreliability ot this man Smith. Judge
Pugh. although - he .cannot recollect the
man, positively swears that papers were
issued to James Smith on the 12th October.
All this testimony goes to show that 'there
Is .no case'agalnst John Duffy.' I take it
then that the whole case rests on the testi
mony of a man whose whole story lscvi
dently false, and who bad a guilty knowl
edge .of this, matter; for when challenged
pe did not produce the papers, but said he
pad voted in the ward before. -There may
have been hasty-and loose' action in the
Probate Court, yet there is not a tittle of
evidence to show that Mr. Duffy knew . of
this irregularity op looseness. T , . , ., .
COL. H. BLAIR WILSON'S ARGUMENT.
.
I I cannot say as the distioguiahed-gen-tlement
who represent the Government have
said that I have any remarks to make iu
this presence, intended for the publio ear,
or for the instruction ot the public. I was
bnth astonished and oaitied on resterdav
to hear It remarked as an apology or reason.
for. arguing this case, tnat a ventilation ot
the naturalization laws, and the mode ot
their enforcement-, was required in. this
ease for the well being and information oi
the public." It was the first time 1 had even
heard it hinted that. It was necessary that
the private rights ot an innocent citizeu
should be snade to suffer in such a case, in
order that gentlemen mtghtbe afforded an
opportunity to make speeches lor. Ui
edifictttion of the public; u iz . . . .-.
! The suggestion was the more astounding
In view of the fact that neither the natu
ralization laws, or jtba courts, or aay judge
Of a court is upuo- iriai nere, ana-the fur
ther fact; (which I, hare the right to as-
suine) that the genUema who made the
t mark , is. too gooa a " lawyer 1 not
tb'know thafi upon every Tprlncipaf of legal,
evidence, ana aocormug to. every, rule of
lust reason, your uonor win De contsrained
to ri Rchartre tne ccuseu. certain I v
knew, w.heu :be faade that remark, tiiat
your Honor, though sitting In this, ease
only as a Committing. Magistrate,, could
not and weuld n6D bind the aeensed over
to answer, upon the flimsy and unreliable
evideir -that hagi fteen. dd uced by - the
prosecution xi
Xet the accused fotaooth must be Kept
upon tne teuter . hooka ot accusation ud
susbense tor anouier twiir.iB.tiinr.jimnpa
', 10 order that the gentlemen mav have- an
opportunity to air the naturalization laws
for the benett" 'ftoe labile, and to deliver
a diatribe upon the conduct of our courts
in nfnpp.Incr thpm.
I apprehend thai aTdlspassjooate and '
healthy- toned" pttblto' -will take-iiuite as
much Interest in seeing an Innocent man,
accused of crime, discharged, as they will
in hearing any speeches that are made for
their edification. - !
1 .nk fltxA that- In .V. J v
professional duty I have been taught td
know only. my client, and to avoid, in a crlm-l
Inal prosecution,' fill appeals,' either to thp
Intelligence, ignorance,-svmpathv, ortren-i
zv of the public. If ever again I should;
be :ome to infatuated as to imagine that the.
public have any anxi'etv t9 hear from me.
I will address them at the west front of the
State House or in the Rink; and I will not
attempt to inject a. stump speech Into a
torensic argument.
Let us now glance at the testimony In
the case.
The Government call but two witnesses,
the tirsi of w horn is -James .Smith, who is
the person to whom the accused la charged .
with having given the certificate of citi-1
zenship In question. 1
Who is this James Smith? By his own
sworn aclmisstoniio first eame-to the United
Stairs from Canada in the -spring of 1863, :
and voted for Vallandigham, at Vie fall elec- j
tion of (not year, before he had been a resi- j
dent of this country six-months. By his own
sworn admission he returned to Canada '.
again that same year, and soon returned i
to Columbus, bringing back, with him let- .
ter from Toronto, certifying that he was '
a British subject. The particular period of
time (the time o, the draft)' which be se- j
lected in 'which to go toiJanada-and re- ;
turn with such testimonials, is, to say the
lat quite significant and suggestive. By '
his own sworn admission ho voted at the '
last election- upon the -very certificate of 1
naturalization, on the 'evidence ot which
be now seeks to accuse the detendent By
his sworn admission he became alarmed af- ;
ter having so voted, and thereupon mutila- '
ted the certificate by changing its date. .
'- Now. .if the testimony of this -witness ;
even went so far as to make out a pretty
clear case against the accused, I am sure
your Honor would hesitate before holding
the defendant to answer; for it is the testi
mony of ' o witness, loho, by his own sworn ad
missions, is next to infamous. "A witess
may be exempt as to answering to bis
own legal or moral guilt yet he may ans
wer, or the tact may incidentally appear
in some other way In the course of the
Investigation, And although he may still
be allowed as a competent witness., it is
lawful to urge the fact so far as it may be
calculated to shake his credit. Sometimes
it must destroy all reliance upon his testi
mony, &c &c &o." See 2 Phillips on Ev.
p 942, (note). But the testimony even of
this witness falls to make out the shadow
ot a case against the accused. His testi
mony only shows what we admit
that on the evening of October
the 12th, he went to Duffy's Hall
and received the certificate of his citizen
ship at the hands of the accused. It cannot
be pretended "that his testimony shows
any more than this to implicate Jobn
uutty.t it cannot De pretended that his tes
timony shows that the accnsed had any
knowledge of or complicity with the certi
ficate until he received it from Judge Pugh
to deliver to Smith. On the contrary, the
testimony of - this witness -shows conclu
sively that he never spoke to Dufly on the
subject and that Duffy probably diu not
know. hirUr at alU-, Even, the inadmissible
evidence .o.fL the conversation which Smith
alleges he had with McGill is not traced to
the knowledge of Duffy, and he cannot be
legally affected by it According to
Smith's own testimony, ho himself waa the
party who was committing a trauA upon
the Government, for he .swears that be
knew he had to make proof of citizenship
before taking out bis papers.
The only- other .witness called by, the
Government is. Frederick H-Crehgntom,
brother-in-law of Smith, and he only con
firms the admitted statement that Smith did
get the certificate of citizenship from Duffy;
upon his claiming, it as his .own, and asset ting
that' it was intended for hitn.'. , .
Now 1 appeal to vour Honor It I have
not fairly stated all the material tacts of the
evidence which. the Government, has intro-r
duced? --'Wflhthta Court for-one' moment
entertain the thought of holding the accus
ed to aaawer upon such tvidenoet n ' .?
1 am constrained ana concernea to say
that if he should be bound over to answer
upon this evidence, no man is safe in this
community; and no citizen will feel that he
oairrejy opon the protection ot tb$ law, it
a periofl wneat passion.; is m tne asoenuants
and when appeals are made by counsel,
through the courts, to party spirit.
., When we come, however, to look into the
evidence introduced.. by the defendant, his
innocence beepmes as clear as the sun light.
He proves, first; that the certificate oi
citizenship in question was issued, in due
form, by the,Juilgeottherobate Court,ot
this connty, tThat i that rthe certificate.
ltseii waa iu uuo lurui, biucu uy lug j: iu
bate Judge or by his deputy for him. This
is no time to comment upon the conduct ef
the Probate Court or the' testimony upon
which the certificate was Issued, for it is
not pertineptto,this case. X would despise
myself as'alawyer.-lf-l trivered oot of-this
case, at this time, to mane any sucn com
ment. Second, He proves that the certifi
cate Wai'handed 'to'him bw the JProbate-
Jndgei wittt other certificates; to1 betlellv-'
ered to James Smith. Third, lie proves
that be did deliver it toraith. the prose-
vminar witness, who claimed to be the person
for whom it was intended- Now it is the in
tent that constitutes .the crime, and even if
Duffy had given thecertincate to the wrong
person, under the belief that be was giying;
itt IAJ LUC IXIlu JC1BUU, uo van ii ui w wu v iv. u
ed of disposing of the certificate contrary
to law. But I need hardly add that there
is no such proof. pd that this suggested is
really unnecessary. And fourth, he proves
that he had. connection whatever with
the certificate or the transaction, and knew
nothing about it until it was placed in bis
hands by Judge Pugh to be delivered to
Smith.
it further appears from the evidence that
Levi Wilson, our City Clerk, who was
there CO attend a meeting on that; evening,
Duffy's hands, call out the names and de-.
liver them, because he thought' Duffy did!
. i i re : . l. .. . . l. . ..
not can louu enuuigii. 11 ii uc iruc inai,
Duffy was coipniitting a heinous and in-i
famous crime on' that occasion, then'Levi
Wilson little knew .upon what a tearful
scious of having concealed, misstated or
perverted a single material face in -making
this brief comment upon the testimony in
this case. And I Wlirnow close by ex
pressing, my, -coatldence (hat .Duffy will
leave this room, not only discharged by
be uttered for -the ear of -thepnbltc,'" the
parties thus addressed are welcome to give ,
whatever verdict they choose ; but"! am
sure your Honor -will not feel authorized,
to deliver a'iudgment there'on., ' '
J
Y
GEO. L. CONVERSE'S ARGUMENT.
It seentoTaefthat this case is mCeTi
Smaller than the counsel for the United
State woiild.have as beiteve.UUL -underr-
Itood-Mrr Metcalf, he-elalmed that this pa--
per was gui a cerbiuuAi ui uaburuiisatiuii.
because the Teqnlrementsof the law were
hot complied with. - How then can you
firosecute Duffy for disposing of a natural
zation paper which ia not a" naturalization
paper? Mr. Olds takes the other view
that it is a good paper. No other view Is
tenable for a moment. No pthervlew. is for
an instant worthy of argument It Is a good,
regularly .Issued certificate, The .statute
provides for punishing these who- - shall
make sale of or dispose to" any other person
than he to whom it belongs, a certificate of
naturalization. Under this section this pros
ecution tU brought Theofftjose is felony r
Bur,. as jhas; peep SremarkedbyBrotlier
Wilson, crime consists in intention. There
must always be, and It must be shown in
proof,7 that there waa a crimthafttitjenttorf.
Xou-maygo aek' to- Hale, one of -the
earliest ot criminal - writers; and he sets
forth the same rule. Now I ask the coun
sel, does it appear in evidence-that there;
was ever a suspicion of wrong on the part
of Mr. Duffy. Take the evidenee of Smith
himself, the oniy,jnaa- wnq seems to have a
criminal intention inthe caserand he does
not pretead-teUhrW erinibial intention on
the part of Mr. Duffy. Mr. L. E. Wilson
testifies tht there was a Democratic meet-'
ins held in' Duffy's Hall that night and'
Mr. Do fTy was there. Parties eame fn and
asked for their papers. Duffy told them
that the Judge bad not sent them no, and
nroposed to go and get them. There is no
evia.enqeoi wrong nere. APpy octenyesxs.)
old mignt nave oeen sent on tnaterrana;
would you inaict him? let ne would De
as guilty of a penitentiary crime as is John
Duffy The day for prosecuting men for
actSrW-ithou -anjt evil intents i-faas,. gone
by.j' Is -belong- to thepast gea.
We have too much affection tor our coun
try and her laws, all of us, to believe that
a man can M" punished for an mneeent ac
tion. This man Smith, if, as be says, the
papers were not Intended for him, has been
guilty of crime. He3knew,-i he says, that
an offense was to be committed, yet he said
nothing. He went to Duffy's Hall and re-
Oilved paper? tie sweaii nJ icnew were not
his, and on which papers he voted. He Is
the only guilty party it this traosaotlpn.
Shall the only guilty man go acquit,
and those suffer .whose actions are entirelv
innocent? All we ask for Duffy la a full
and Impartial-weighinrof t)rf 'testmjeay.
Tale the evidence. 4f Sib tayoi MQald
that of an kocest, vprtgbt maa a.a J taere
is nothing against Duffy. There is not
shadow of suspicion against Mr. Duffr, I
thinlr (he testimony jUVfldge ugby ta a
together out ot the case. To be sure lie
testifies that a James Smith called for paj
rers, Dresettrfdithfi-neeessarv d roof, .-anti
that the papers were Issued.- Smith :say
the papr were not for hlmThen Duff
delivered them in mistake. Can a man be
punished for a mistake, when It is not a
guilty mistake? The public , Is not
injured by euoh' a ' mistake. ' A man
receives papers that! - he ' .: knows
do not belong to hi mi and votes upon theui.
By that vote alone the public is injured. I
hope, for' the honor'and esteem la which
all hold judicial proceedings,. that no innot
centman shall suffer in his -.imputation and
pocket' Your-. honor owes 'a;diity;to thf
otatc, uui a uirier uaiy in .protecting in
nocent men., There is an adage ia law thai
it is better that ten guilty men should es
cape tnau mat one innocent man snoui
suffer.
MR. OLD'S ARGUMENT.
I regard it as a duty to renlv. with
good deal of deliberation, to; Mr? atfison'f
address to the Court. Now, sir, &Tr.'WiU
son's remarks are personal to me. He says
that the counser for the .Cjuted States in j
tended to argue, this case as an appeal tq
the people. Your honor is aware that there
was a.proposition to submit thisisase with4
out argumept.) Your honor askedjhat the
case should be argued. I then used thi
words substantially as quoted by Mr. Win
son. This morning I ascertained that he
had misunderstood me. Mr. Olds related
a conversation - between himself and Mr,
Wilson, In which Mr. Wilson-was reported
to have said he would be willing tq submit
the case Dut tor Air. UluV "internal propo
sition" of the previous night I say that
the conduct of Mr. Wilson in putting his
remarks in ne lianas or the -reporters,
to be published in the public
prints, to be unprofessional, ungentlemahly
and dishonorable. I say' this because Mr.
Wilson is here. I would not say it if he
were not here. In the language of the
statute, Mr. Duff 4s charged with dispose
ing of a certificate of naturalization to a
person other than the- person named. On
the day named in Smith's testimony? he
cays be met McGill and the other one, and
they told him to go to Duffy's Hall and get
nis papers: tnat ne went there ana got
tnein from JJutty. He swears that be is
not now a citizen of the United Stater; that
ne nas not made the oath reauired. nor-lur-
nished the proof necessary to make hint: a
citizen? i The only Inference to be drawn
from Smith's, testimony;, is that he joined
with these other parties to" obtain
his naturalization papers by fraud
Duffy was a party to this fraud.:
For the purposes ofthis. case, there!
can be no .doubt of the ."genuineness
of the certificate Issued by Judge Pugh to
James Smith. There is no doubt but that,
James Smith was also' a party to the fraud.
The case rests on Smith's testimony, cloud
it as you may py the fact that he is parli-
ceps crinunu. The duty of this Court Is to
see that there is a reasonable suspicion of
Duffy'r guilt Hot that he is guilty. " Tdur
judgment would be that the sworn' testi
mony before yon shows there are strong
circumstances of suspicion to bind the de
fendant'over for a trial. On a tinallrial the
jury must be satisfied beyond a suspicion
tnat ne is guilty, xou must be satis-
lied without a suspicion that he
is Innocent. The testimony clearly
indicates -j that the : suspicion of - Dut
fy's complicity "does wc tst. ' The 'language
of the statute nnder which this prosecu
tion was commenced does not require that
me person aisposing oi naturalization pa
pers to persons other than those for whom
theyTvereinteirtfedrto have s erhniSal In
tention. -It is sufficient that Tie d disposed
of it. Our courts are full of instances of
this kind of criminal negligence in civil
cases. If a man undertakes to- deliver a
paper to a party, he pledges himself by his
act to deliver it to the 'proper person. : It
Is not necessary for us to make out a case
ot conscious guilt All that is necessary
lor us to do is to show that there Is a -suspicion
ol guilt. If your honor shall find
that the man is innocent, he should be dis
charged. If you shall be satisfied that there
is a suspicion of his guilt, , lie, should be
bound oyer. i-i',',
Mr.'Metoalf made an explanation Cot bis
8peecby in Teply to Colonel ' Wilson's -re-
markeVrj :.U5T7 HS is.
IThe Court said In substance:
Wirt. ..a favfln a a n 44,n f .. ..f. M.Is nittra
and the principles involved, it is fortunate
wears net compelled to-regara an abusive
oress-or an unsympathiKing idtence,'but
seek only to be guided by the principles of
right and nstld. When" the law under
which this suit H brought was passed, .the
country was excited as never before. " The
Hartford convention was in session or
about to assemble, and people resorted to
extreme measures in suppprtox.Iheuai.oiici
ical opinions. Tt is not so now. as to tne
facts and law ot this case - there are two
points-that -go-to make -cp my judgment.
First, the publfo'safoty. Seoondvthe safety
of the nd.ividgal.. A man.shaH.be held to
be innocent pntil he is proved guilty, is a
maxim sound in morals aud law, If toe
defendant was a mere duct as the evidence
shows, a channel only through which these
papers passed, lie is no more guilty than the
street ar wnien csrriea mm and tne papers
to DuffV's Hall. While it appears that
wrong-has 'been- done? it does nof appear
that the -.defendant is the guilty party. He
Is, therefore, discharged.
T tie verdict wag received with eho$rs and
clapping ot bands, by the multUnde. -'
MR. OLD'S ARGUMENT. RALLY, SOUTH ENDERS!
The. Democracy of the 3J, 4th, 5th, 6th
and 7th wards' will meet' at the Court
House, on. this (Saturday! evening,. at72
o'clocitAvJivJ c -j. .-lit." i C --vi-.
I E. B. Jlihelman, Colonel J: C. Groom, !'
jLpewensteln and Cal T.-Mann. will address
the meeting. Let every ' Democrat - ltf'the
South End attend this" meeting.. Our, ..po
litical enemies are straining e very merve
to intimidate ybu from yoor duty-Every
man who loves the Union the Constitu
tion and the laws, be on- guard ' Irom. now
until next Tuesday night.
! By order Committee.
j' tS Rev. Thomas ' L. Gormsri" will
preach In the Universalist church next
Sunday, November 1st at the'usual hours,
morning and evening." All are invited.
- r- ' - - . ' . . j '
! fFiaa.'FitE8H FUfl, jtist from their native
element are being received daily at the
new c family i'dveter ands fish -depot of
Reece rQulnn, at No 2 West Broadway.
They " are deserving and enterprising
young men; and keep the best the market
affords..' Give them a call, j- -. .-. . .
j m r . . 't'
I Mysterious DiSAfpBAHANCB-T.he wife
Pt peury? Lindenberg Esq., lett her home
yesterday, morning," about. 8 o'clock since
which time, though diligent search has
been made,' her friends bave obtained no
tidlpgs pf heij Sbe has been laboring un
der mental depression for some time past
SJstdJliinCBlzek. healthy, looking.
hasHark complexion and blue eyes. "When
she left home she1 wore a dark calico dress,
gaiters, a dark-shawl, and a-dark quilted
bood.t 'Any Information may be left with
ber husband a540 South High street or
with her brother,C. Slebert, at the gun
store, or With Slebert and v Lilley, Book
Binders, Union Block; ' -i
e21dtf H JJA lO Ml A Si
- - r-to
j . i .. i i
j Tira Liver. Its bffice ia i to separate Im
purities from the llfecurfent, the blood,
and tp secrete bile. How apparent the ne
cessity "for health's sake is the proper per
formance of Its functions.' If diseased, it
cannot porifyhe- blood, which', it sent to
the lungs, brain and every part of the sys
tem; In a morbid, condition, will produce
laundice, lnsaiiltyconaumption,etc- etc
and bv withholding the sumums jrom tne
lptestihe'sl 'produces dyspepsia piles "and
many 'olher "disorders. Delicate, females
and wealf phildren are madp strong by the
use of the Constitution Bitters. In fact they
are a family medicine; tbey. ban be given
te the child of three Piopths old, the Indis
posed female, or a person of thrfee score
and ten. oct31d&wlt
piatestiM.
s:Q);vr n.-:.favr'no9 r.i .its ytaiih t!
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LATEST BY TELEGRAPH.
BALTIMORE, Oct. 30.
WilH8' distillery was burned yesterday
1AI fflUiUW.
The Turf.
WORCESTER, Oct. 29.
The fall" race meeting' here was1 poor!
attended to-dar.. The double teaimiracfe
wis - won.- by BelleirStockland dnd matd.
over Warmish and mate, who won. the aecr
ond heat ahd.'Ulbridge and mate and Ligh ;
and -mate, 'both distanced the' first heat--The
best time made was 2:37: .ir.:-.'-'-.
In the; race for horses that uever trottei
better .than three minutes. S..,Hoges.,o
Boston, won over four competitors.
Radical Reports of Troubles in
New Orleans—Electioneering
Documents.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 29.
Last night armed bands of Democrats
patrolled the streets, and negroes were shod
down. The remaining. Republican clubt
rooms anu nnu resiueiK.es were sacaea
at rouiiiieiib nem oilcans -wuig. genemny
concealed. Large numbers have been, kill-i
d'beVe anjjn St,Bernard, andV-rhobiaw.
liat TUled,bt- e United fitatea soldiers;
have.fired a gtinZ-iThis morningthBes-i
papers demand the immediate rosignarlon
of the State officers, the departu re of earpet
baggerS, and "that the' laws', wr.ich ddvnot
sjit them sbalL belr!Vmpl'i -under Toot.
Governor- Wawboutlt doi- ;liiidijty-iiobly,
amitf-dangers and ditlhiulttre. This-after-noon
Gen. Rousseau told the Police Board
to remove Superintendent Williamson and
appoint General Steeclmani or take care of
themselves Tbev complied, and General
Steed man is reorganizing the police by
superseding the Republicans. The excite
ment is intense, bus less demonstrative this
.evening..,-. General Rousseau publishes an
address, saying tnat lie will support Gen
eral "Steeaman in preserving tne peace
General Eousseau's coarse favors the Hev-
.olutiopUrt,c.a Hi n -n--.-.,s; 'as'.L.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 290
a .Tonlght General; Steed man withdrew
his -resignation and Is now in charge ot the
poneie." Intense excitement prevails' at the
City ' Hallf -and- fears 'are' expressedVthat
troaDie may come ot the lauare ot the rebel
Tom. Adams to get the v position which, be
cavets. , .. -- .... . . .
And Another From Georgia.
AUGUSTA, GA., Oct. 29.
In the Superior Court of tbiVStatn on the
2Cth,'Colonel Akerman, one Ofthe Repub
lican'electora stated to the coo rt that he
desires postponement of the oases which: be
was interested in. on accoent of being un
able' to stay at the 'hotel 'because a large
number1 of -cltizena"hadi- protested to ;iiis
htadlord against receiving hlmas a, guest
ha Delng politically ,-0aoxious. .ToomD3
phjected .to the postponement- but Judge
Andrews said ne oeepiy regretted tne state
ol things. It was mortifying to learn that
such a feeling existed In the circuit. .A non
resident attorney must stay somewherein
the place.. He would not require bf.Mr.
Akerman an impossibility. "-Therefore he
granted the application. o vi o
And Still Another from Alabama.
NEW YORK, Oct. 30.
- The - Tribune's special vfrbmv Demopolls,
29xh,aysi JViile. we.were -caayaasmg
Choctaw .and bumter. counties, several
daring attempts were made by armed mobs
to assassinate us. we -were threatened
with hanging in Cboctow and at. Gaston.
rn Sumter the carriage containing us was
fired upon ana nit several times, uou Die-
barreled guns and . revolvers were used.
This occurred in the daytime, in the streets
of the town. We saved our lives byJfast
d riving, t The Republican canvassers bave
been similarly : treated In. -other aectiona or
the Statu. ti.Weean have no fair election in
many Yconntiese.wlthout. the i presence ot
United States troops. .a3.Ci;:J 4
GEO. L. HARRINGTON,
Speaker of the House.
Speaker of the House. F. L. PENNINGTON.
Senator.
Another One From New Jersey.
NEWARK, Oct. 30.
While the Democratic torchlight pro-"
cession last night was passing Governor
i Ward's bouse, his gardener was s truck
witbaolub and seriously injured. - Toe
windows were crushed in with cudgels and
lanterns,-The bouses ot some prominent
Republicans were saluted with groans.
The Post saloon, hear market street depot
waa ransacked ana robbed ot cigars and
refreshments. Mrs. Burns'"-saloon,"' on
Market street was also stripped oflts
contents, which was carried on. by a party
of ruffians from Jersey City, i ,
Cars Burned.
BOSTON, Oct. 30.
j A fire this morning destroyed one of the
car houses of the Boston and Albany Kail
toad Company, located-between Albany
street bridge and Harrison Avenue, with
the contents. The cars destroyed consisted
of two drawing room. cars, a mail car, one
or two baggage cars ana six or eight pas
senger cars. The loss is one hundred thou
sand dollars, i.,.,,,.--, ' .. ."',' ",'; :,
American Missionary Association.
SPRINGFIELD, MASS.,Oct. 30.
i The meeting of the American ': Mission
ary Association has continued' all day,
closing at 3 o'clock ' this evening; Gen
Howard, Col. Baker, of Ga Dr. Wallace;
ot Manchester, and many others have
spoken with effect The array of facts
presented show that a new civilization
.had become an existence in the South. The
Association has had 40,000 children- in Its
schools and loO.OOO are in other christian
schools. .- The Association must have 9500,'
000 the coming year."- '- -''
Indian Expedition.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30.
i A Santa Fe, New Mexhto, -dispatch aays
An important Indian expedition is now or
ganized in tnis territory, wnicn win soon
start from Fort Basconih, on the Onadian
river, to operate against the Indians com
mitting depredations in Kansas and Colo
rado the past few months. Tne command
Will consist of six companies of the Third
Cavalry, one or two companies of-the
Thirty-Seventh-Infantry,.-' together with
between two and three hundred Utes and
Apachee Indians, all under the command
of ol. Evans, Of the Third Cavalry,-
Propeller Burned.
DETROIT, Oct. 30.
' The propeller Congress, which left Buf
falo on the 22d for Chicago, loaded with
railroad iron and salt ran on a reef three
miles west of Thunder B-iy Light, on the
27th, and leaking immediately, she was
scuttled by .the crew, who went- ashore in
small boats About an hour after aban
donment she was discovered to be on fire,
and was speedily destroyed. Valued at
130,000. Reported to be Insured In Buffalo
companies for $20,000. . . . K
Indian Affairs.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30.
i The following was received at the War
Department this morning : ,.'i. f: ;.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 29.
fo Brevet Major General E, D. TowDsend:. . . .
The following dispatch from General
Sheridan Is j ust received : t K-t -i
INTHE FIELD FORT HAYS, KANSAS.
HEADQUARTERS DEPT. OF MISSOURI.
October 28th,
To Brevet Ujor General W, A. NiohoU : r ' v
I 'GenrCarr, with seven companies' -of tne
Fifth cavalry and Forsyth's scoots,, under
Lieut'-Prepson, ' struck the Indians on
Shutnese creek, south of Beaver, on the
25th inst, and' killed ten . Indians, . five
horses,1 and captured three , of ; their
ponies., The - next day he followed
the Indians, turning the ponies to the wind
ward, but not stopping the advance of the
troops. They forced the Indians to aban
don their robes and camps and lodgeequi
page, capturing and killing seventytwo
ponies. ; General Carr.' Is1 still pursuing
them-; Colonel , Ban khead.' la. ' also in, the
same section, and I think before this time
kaa lAlna4 (mPMl Haw V1 . f . .
...... IV-.--.... W... .
P. H. SHERIDAN.
P. H. SHERIDAN. W. A. Nichols, Adjutant.
Exempt from Duty.
In accordance with the act of February
3d, 1868, all cotton imported from foreign
countries from and after the 1st proximo,
will ho enmot from import outy. '
Duty on Cigars.
t The Treasory Department has issued a
circular dated Oct 29th, directing that
duty of $2 60 per pound, and 25 per cent,
ad valorem be assessed on all cigars, cigar
ettes and cheroots, nnder the 82d, and .87th
sections, " luternal revenue account, ap
proved July 20th, 1S63.
Duty on Cigars. Fire.
PROVIDENCE, Oct. 30.
A fire In Westerly, this mornIng,destroy
ed fi. Maxen A Co.'s frlarring mrlland ten-
and H. T. Ferryla-liouse. Loss estimated
..-between f 25,000 ta 3a,00eni.' v:tf r
PROVIDENCE, Oct. 30. Gov. Seymour.
PROVIDENCE, Oct. 30. Gov. Seymour. PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30.
., wovernor Seymour arrived at one to-day.
; He was escorted from, the: depot a com-
inittee.tQ the Uoatinatal oali n i
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Secretary Seward.
Secretary Seward. AUBURN. Oct. 30.
Tr-Secretary Seward will dli-Apcli to
morrow afternOOrton th ivnllrlnal lone, nf
.lCP?'i,n'BK.Bl-JlBfirr..MJ
Loss by Fire.
Loss by Fire. BOSTON, Oct. 30.
ioanLv,r' W.tthis-'moiMng 1
do,uwi uuiuauiru.
Loss by Fire. BOSTON, Oct. 30. Got Bail.
O'Bald wln,.the png'llst, got ball to-day.
.Wormald la stljl In jail. . (M1,j
River News.
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30.
. Weather pleasant RJyarr-ftnjaierial
change. Mercury, 5tTisgti
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 30. Exploded.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 30.
A' freight. Icicomotlyf,- 'WhQeLo'ri&ia'itlt
.a gravet pu on the Ohio.. and. MissisEiapi
railroad,, eigb teen-. miles from this city,
exploded lan jight kyngeyiepdHCtoa
"fireman and three boys, standing" near, and
wounded the'engtueer-antl brakesman;-
Burned.
FON DU LAC. WIS, Oct. 30.
&' Roberts'" -Shtnglemill wai
burned last ntght'"Loss f 7.000. . .
NEW YORK MELANGE.
Minister Appointed.
NEW YORK, Oct. 30.
- The TImea Madrid letter of Octsobef- "23
says: The. appointment of a .Minister. to
Washington has, I understand," been,-!?
ready decided npotW Tbeaew Embassador
will beSenor Manrico Lopez Robertson, -
revolution and 'distinguished members of
the Union Liberal - party. He has great
experience, having: visited totost ef the
countries ot Europe- and America, and
passed a good deal ot his time in New
Yotk? -A . - . ,r. r-.r r
Decree from the Minister of Finance.
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In the Gazette' of this morning appears ft
long decree from the Minister of. Finance,
substituting the octroi or tax -upon Indi
vidual incomes..:: The .measure! applies to
the colonies as well as Spainr, 'ahd"it Is cal
culated -that In the collection of "reyentie
alone, more than 20 per cent, will be econ-.
om.ised.: The total gain to. the public rev
enue by this measure will be little short ot
36,000,006 reals. vwij .V,v,r,
Declared Itself Independent.
'r.The Biscay journals announce- that the'
general junta of that province has declared
itself independent and sovereign so far as
its Interior government' is coricerned,,ana
re-established the pascarrat'or Tetoa in re
gard to all measures of -this kind emanating
from .the supreme Government .In this '
fact already looms up one of. (he greatest
difficulties which a Liberal monarchy will
have to deal with. , (--y. ..u . "'-
Gen. Blair.
-i&enerai BlalV addressed alneeting 6-tlicj
supporters ot S. S. Cox last evcnieg.1, s
Colonizing Voters.
! 10,000 Radicals, from Vermont and.'Maasa-
' fihuaarr. ' ho Ira rt,o(i, Mnlnnivarl -f i, 9 ITidav
V.l.u.u..., .....v. W-VU Vll.U.l , IX JJWCA,
Hamilton, Jefferson and-other counties ot
the State, with J a ' view to enable them to
vbte on Tuesday next
Thanksgiving.
I Gov. Fenton has1 Issued5 pfoclimatlott
appointing. November 26t& as Xbauksgiv-
inv Dav--.... - r .. .i;
Base Ball.
The Atlantics were beaten by thi Eck
' fords in a game of .base ball yesterdayT
Score 1!? to 14.
Robbery.
The dry goods store of Brown, Tbomp-
son & Com Hartford, . Connecticut -waa
. burglariously entered and robbed of silks.
S to the amount ot 3000 t10,0004bn;Wed-'1-;
nesday night- . ,n lit irr f
The Cuban Revolution.
i The New York . Tribune publishes the
j following letter from the Cuban -lie voiu
: tionaryJunt:; , r
To the editor of the Tribune:
I - Havingcbserved that yoa bave hitherto:
: published the Spanish official intelligence
' in. regard to the -revolution now progress-,,
j ing In Cuba, we beg leave to call- your at-'
i tention to -the --fact that the -official ac
. counts ot the state of affairs are.-in the
main, false, and entirely unreliable." De
; prived as we are of the freedom " of the
i press, the majority ot the inhabitants, even.
I of this city are unacquainted with the-Teaf
facts. The revolution in Cubaso far from
; having died out is steadily progressing,
and will only die out when Spanish rule in
Cuba shall have expired.'
. Signed The Cuban Revolutionary Junta,
j irv session In the city of. Havana, the 23d ,
i day ol Oct. 1863. : ' ' '-';
Summary of the Progress of the
Revolution.
HAVANA, Oct. 23.
- Bayamo. Holquin, Jobara, .Las Tunas,,
, Yara and Jiguari, in the Western Depart-,
ment, are in insurrection against the Gov
; ernmeot1 The Government has sent four I
battalions of infantry, one: aquadroht of
I cavalry and a fit-Id battery to tliesepoints.!
: The revolutionists have divided Into., sn all:
; bands with a view to carry on. a.' guerrilla
war until their forces, are 'strong - enough!
to cope with the Spanish troops with tain
prospect of success. .-'A considerable bandi
is stationed In the neighborhood of Santi-
' ago de Cuba; another near Puerto Priu-t1
Cipe. ' '" -' ' ' 1 ' - -' ' -.-
. The revolutionists bave burned-' several 3
. plantations and. taken the negroes: with,-,
them as auxiliaries. In several skirmishes
' with the Spanish troops the Creoles, both
f whites and blacks,' have- fought' bravely,-
! causing heavy, loss to this Spaniards.' The:
, Cubans all over the island are enthusiastic), r
but are In want of arms... Several Cubans,
i have been arrested in Havana on suspicion.
i They are confined In Moro CastW- In ther
; parish of Jesus Maria, forty tnegroea were:
: arrested last night tor having arms ip their-)
i possession. . i " ... . t t,
; Oct. 24tn 0 A. M. Intelligence just re
. celved states a guerrilla chief of the revo-v
! lutionary bands, has with him 4,000 whites)
j and 6 000 negroes. The artillery sent from f
: this city ' has stuck In the mod.. Heavyt.
: rains have fallen in the eastern department.,
j The revolutionists bave full sway in a large "'
section ot country, .".ri'i ui h !?atv
The Captain General la hurrying for-j
j ward fresh troops In all baste., 7pne of the
I Spanish mall .steamships haa Just been
: chartered to carry troops to-the BfpncoF3
action, -reat enthusiasm and confidence t
prevals among the Cubans. , ..r , ::yr
If the measure should become necessary. -there
Is a fixed determination to declare :
immediate emancipation and call on he'
negroes to arm against the Spaniards.' The t
' revolutionary Junta was in session in Ha
i vana on the 24th of 'October; 1868. .V '.'1
; , An Havana letter to the World says' the7
total strength or the Insurgents U various I
i I v estimated at from two to sii; hundred. i
; They are wretchedly armed and comprise
! contrary to first report blacks and Chinese
las well as whites. ' Their leader 1s Toa '
j Pedro Aquilar. The present lines' extend
' from Magaqua State, two leagues, beyond
i Tunas, to near the village of. Jiquane, em-.f
bracing a wild, broken section of country ,
admirably adapted to guerrilla warfare',' 1d"
; which the difticultlea to be overcome by
j troops pursuing -are greatly increased by .
i the badness t of the roads,: rendered jUmost.
i nnflt lor travel by the late' heavy, rains.
J Despite all these; drawbacks,' the Govern- '
- ment's early success inre-estabHsbingorder '
.Is assured beyond the-point oteayil. ur. I
SOUTH AMERICA.
Rights of Foreign Citizens in
Peru.
NEW YORK, Oct. 30.
A Lima letter states ths
tes thati the Attorher
! General has published an optnion;1n relaf
tion to the claim of a French residents of;
iLjma, who lost his property i by .mob rioter
in January, to the effect that tqreign citi j
zens can only' recdvef by process of law,,'
In the same manner as Peruvians1 them0
! selves. ' General Hovey, American' iHriis-i t
ter, immediately (jittered a protest against.
;this opinion-. ,an(i,bi8 example bas been
ifollowed by. the "English, Frepch and'
iPrussian representatives.': : " '"C
1 "' i t .trtf.w
Steamer Sunk.
Steamer Sunk. MONTREAL, Oct. 30.
i i The steamer Grecian of -ths -Royal Mail
line, StruCK a rocn in aucuuuix uaiiops..
Rapids toJdayf ana was run into tse oay;""
kra chuwiiik Id 20. feeti ot Wateis fttn&i: i
' of the cargo wilt be saved. The passengers
were torwaraca by train.

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