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New Commander for the Euro- j
Steamboat Collision at Madison,
Vesuvius on Another Bust.
Restoration of Peace in Spain.
Gov. Holdcn Congratulates the
North Carolina Legislature.
V Female Suffrage Convention
Gcu.Stoneman Reports Progress
Bloody Affair at Center
Sew Ooiiiniiinilrr for tlie European
Washington, Nov. IS. Propatory or
ders have been issued by tho Secretary of
the Navy to Rear Admiral Radford now
in command of the Washington navy .yard
to take commtind of thoKuropcan squad
ron. The Franklin will return to the
squadron with Rear Admiral It ad ford.
Geo. McCiirlep, who has been acting
chief of the prin ting division of tho Treas
ury Department during Mr. Clarke's
leave of absence will probably be perma
nently appointed to that position now that
Clark's resignation has been accepted and
the latter therefore no longer connected
with that office.
Gen. Michlcr, Superintendent of Pub
lie Building, recommends in his repurt
that large appropriations hi made for
annual repairs of Executive Mansion and
for refurnkbitig it belbr tlm commence''
mcntof the next Presidential term
The State Department has received only
partial official infoimatiou on the subject
of the trouble betwten Minister Wash
Imrne and the Paraguayan government,
previous to his depaiture from that coun
try. No intelligence lias come to hand
which would subject him to censure; on
the contrary, the .Standard, the leading
Erglish paper c,f Buenos Ayres, warmly
defends his conduct, as governed by the
considerations, courage and hu-
i: Il-iir j liel-ire llu- Congrrvssioiinl
Coriiiiiiitco on IW'Iroiirlimeiit.
New York, Nov. IS. The subcom
mittee of (.ongrcs on retrenchment met
to-day and examined tcviral Collectors of
ibis interna! revenue district. Mr. Ful
lerlon al-o nppcarcd and was examined as
to various matter, to which public" atten
tion has lately been directed, and
xplaincd fully his connection with
the investigation of revenue frauds
in this city. Ho testified that the
money and bunds taken from a cer
tain ix Collector in this city, at the
office of 1). C Birdsall, were for dilfercnt
purposes than those alleged and that he
was only acting as counsel for onu of the
parties and had no share or interest in the
money paid by said Collector and the lime,
and that money and b mds wire taken by
the Collector's eouu-el and returned by him
lo Smith les his expenses and counsel fee s.
The committee adjourned till Friday.
Humor now says the managers of Tam
many Hail have resolved to nominate A.
Oakley Hall or Abraham Lawrcnev for
Mayor, ini't'-ad of to JicLeon.
Gen. (irant leuiained in his ro ins at the
Metropolitan to-day, and dined at A. T.
Stewart'- this evening.
The Ne.w Erie litigation is the leading
topic in Wall street, and at present teems
to stand as follow: On the IGth imt.
Judge Sutherland, of the Supreme Couit,
granted an injunction restraining the
Directors from issuing any more stock ;
from removing the papers of the company
outof the jurisdiction of the court, and from
issuing funds for any other pnrj o;elhan to
liquidate the rtquirtments of the company.
This injunction was granted on complaint
of August Belmont and A. E. Tucker, and
was supported by ailidavits of David
Drew. An order was also iesued by the
same Judge to show cause, on or before
the 23d inBt , why a Receiver should not
The s!eaiu-hip Isaac Webb, from Liver
pool, which went ashore on outer Middle
last night in a g'le, was brought ofF and
taken to the government dock at Sandy
Hook. The paengers and luggage were
brought to the city. She reports that
peven deaths occurred during the voyage,
amoi'g whom was CapL Slowell on the 21.
The Webb's passengers, 354 in number,
haTe been at work at the pumps for thirty
days and arc completely worn out.
Albany, Nov. 16. A jury has been ob
tained in the Cole trial. Case opened for
The Condition ot 1 1:1 tigs ns tirporlrd
Iy en. Mniieiuaii.
Wasiiinoton, Nov. 18 Gen. Stone-
inanV reiort of operations of the recon
struction laws in bis dint net is quite
lengthy. In reply to a communication
from the Virginia Central Conservative
Committee, to whether a Presidential
election co-jld he had in Virginia, he merr-
Iv esys the movement could not receive 1.1"
official Fanrtion. He kuvs a writ of habeas
corpus lias bctn applied for and is under
stood tube ei an(el, to test the legality of
the action of the District ( onimtnder, in
regard to the 1 1th article c.f the C-mstitti-
tional amemin.ent. What (he 'rt'u't will
he, remsii.e to lw determined.
Of the opiriitious of thp FrceiMis Bo-
reau lie-Pe.-.Uti f.nomlilv. and adds as the
law now Ktaiid-, i-tid in arrordmrc will
its Knuiretaents, many ol the fucrtionn o
the bureau will e a-e on the fir-4 -f Jan
uary. In c-oin-ideraSimi of the iinret-oii-
etrtictel Ktato of S.ate, with nn L-'ct-iUtnro
to make lawn or leeulations, or ani'tonria
linns of moi.ii , with an t xbauste.l treaKiirv
unu an atuttie:i- lieotde. it further woc.-iks
an impirtaut nutter worth? the oarlv at
tention f Corgrejs. He eonHudes tiy ray
lug ll.fct Hie i tlnir- both iv:l and mil.-
tary, have geuertillv in rf iruied their Jut'u
with a wiiimgiii !-s worthy of eoinmemia
tion;and u, itii,togetherwiihthe Kspntto
law and justiv niauife-te.l by the people,
white Bud Um-k, i- due the quiet and iort
order that leins throiigiinut the State.
-'pi'-iilp lIllMls IllslMtiilt;
Boston", Nov. IS The c-.uvei.tii.n n
tlio eubjrct ot Woman's Itiglitf assembled
ill Horticultural 111' t'-dv, and was
fully allcndnl. Itcv. Ja. Frit-min Clark
preside anJ made the ojiet.ing aldress
Citing forth the ul j--is) of the meeting af a
pritnarjr our. licit the tit,ln !' ufTra).c
which the fj atcr ndrociirsl. 'lh- con
vention !-. eixtxn Vice Prcideut.- in
cllldinc hi noiut-n.
IoV. 'lii Ion". Stomly ttcciinoiriietiiin.
&T. jrt i. Nov. 18 A Little Rock
fpeclsl to the lmi"crt csys of the pre
viously reported tight -it (enter Point, Se
vier county, ti t(ien. ('alt rsoi.'x rejort of
tbemalter (!. that lie nr.t n detarhnunt
of militia under Mj. IVmby to occupy
Center Point. Just before arriving there,
they met about one hundrtd Ku-KIiii
drawn up in iinet.l batt'e. The Ku-Klux
" killed one militia-man at.l wounded i-ese-ral
olberi. Maj. Deuihy then charged
their line, killed nii.c of them, wounded
many more, captured twenty piisonera,
twenty stand 1 arms and thirty-five hores
and mule, and completely routed the te
mainder of the party.
;No qnorutn in the legislature ycl.
ESTABLISHED MARCH 30, 1S35.
The EMrliuiiicntnry ivli-c ion Sticcc
of 1 ho Liberal Ticket.
London, Nov. IS. Tho Times of this
morning claims that tho liberal majority
thus far is 120. Tho now voters adlicra
to the teachings of tho Constitution but
not as read by Disraeli. 'J hey havo
agreed to redress all wrongs and to re.
Bpcct tho change for tho simple sake of
the change, Iho result of the elections
thus far justifies the reform act as an im
provement in the legislative machine
and discredit the prediction that it would
enthrone the mobs ana encourage the
dreams of a wild dimocracy.
.London, .Nov. lb. this mornings
Herald says whatever sentence thcMins
istry may get licrealter, the verdict was
not against them yesterday and .tho par,ty
now in power will bo able to command
tho government tor two years though in
a minority. It is now less in a minority
than belore. iho Conservative gains
more than counterbalance tho Conserva-
The city entitled to four members of
1 arliamcnt ha9 so far elected three out
of four of Liberal candidate?.
It is understood that if Mr. Gladstone
is declared elected from Southwest Lan
cashire, tho Liberals will run John Stuart
Mills in Greenwich where he will be sure
of an clccon.
latest. JMinute returns received up
to this hour show that the Liberal have
eo far elected 23S members, gaining CO
seats, and the Conservatives have elected
125, with a gain of SO.
The Kruptloii of YcvuvIul
New York, Nov. 18. A Naples special
says the stream of lava ejected by the
eruption of esuvius have tilled and
overflowed tho Fasjevatrana, and are still
following the ciufse of the eruption of
1855. Last night the upper cone dis
charged columns of ashis, occasionally
illuminated by flushes of flame. The
spectacle is magnificent and many persons
arc going to iNaples to witness it.
Itestoratiou or I'eaco aisil Quiet.
i-akis, inov. IS. rue .Moniteur savs
that dispatches received from all parts of
bp.tin gives assurance of entire tranquility
Till Onniie mill Itniloliitic Itilliiiril
Ciiil'aqo, Nov. 18. The first of the
billiard matches between Professors Ka-
d.dphc and Carrac is being played to-night
at Library Hall. The match to-night is
for Sl.OuOaside, l'rench game, five hun
dred pjiiit-". The attendance i larcp. At
10 o'clock the game stood: lliidolphe 193,
Uamie 14U. At 10:0 r. m., b'ld inning,
Kuih.lphe oUU, (Jarme l'Jl. Un the 01t
inning Rudolph was 372 and Oarmc 211
On the SO-.h inning Rudolph stood 454,
andCarme315. The game cl owl at 11:45:
Rudolph 500, Carme 395.
A meeting of tcbicconists and wl ..' -ale
grocers was held at the Fremont IIi. last
night, to take some action Vith reference to
til-equal taxation under the act of July IS,
18CS. The attendance was quite large.
Kseolutions were adopted characterizing
the provisions of the law under which ihey
are taxed as unju.-t, oppressive, and wholly
unprecedented. An Executive Committee
was appointed to take such action ai they
may deem advisable, and to correspond
with the trade throughout the country and
reque'l their co operation.
The meeting was briefly addr.-Mud by
Congressman Judd, who considered that a
wrong hid been done, and that he had no
doubt that Congress, would remedy the
A niemrial to Congress praying for
the repeal of portions of sections 78 and
94 of the act imposing a tax on distilled
spirits and tobacco, approved July, 1S0S,
waa referred to the Executive Committee.
Stcamliotit Colllslnu SIuUiiiRT ol l.ic
Madison, Ind., Nov. IS. The steamboat
Tiger with barges coming down collided
with the J. N. McCullough going up one
milcabove this city at 10 o'clock last night'
The McCulloch was struck by one of the
barges, ttaring the whole side off for
twenty or thirty feet, causing her to sink
in three minutes in seventeen feet water.
The deck sweep, a boy, is missing, prob-
bly drowned, all the rest of the crew and
passengers are sate. Ihe steamer Mel
nette came to the relief of the McCullough
and brought all on board to shore. Two
coal barges also hi-ik, probably a total
INCIDENT AND ACCIDENT.
New York, Nov. 18. A dispatch from
Fort Jervis says that this morning a rail
road locomotive exploded in that place,
instantly killing engineer Fred. Harden-
burg. The firemm was in front of the
engine and c-ciped unharmed Ilarden
burg was tarried over the top of the tries
near by and was found 150 feet from the
engine, his body horribly mangled and
wedged in hetwtea two stumps. Ihe
dome of the engine went through ihe roof
of a house 200 leet distant, pating through
a bed room fortunately unoccupied, land
ing in the Litchcn helow.
New York, Nov. IS Benjamin B
Bangs, of Brooklyn, connected with the
Watren ltorfi-ig Company, y&teiday com
John T. Beach, a well known resident
of Brooklyn, was yesterday arreted by
Detective Smith on a chirge of having
guilty possession of several 1,000 bonds
of the countv loan.
The extensive fljur and grist mill of
Mr. Payne, at Harlem, was tlestroved by
fire last night. Lo-, $200,000.
Gen. Gran1 wan to witness a trot by B ul
cer's horse Dexter to-day, but the weather
is fO had the entertainment will b.' dis
pensed with till to-morrow. He will dine
with A. T. Stewart, at d on Friday re
turn to Washington.
With omcial returns Iroin all the coumie.s
but two, the total vote cf New York f .-is
up 818,273, of which 419,550 are f.r
Grant and 42S722 for Seymour n--moui's
majoritv 9,1 CG ; HolTinan'H m i
joniy ,J'- ihe ouicial vote ol rew
York cilv is returned a (Tillows : Seym ur
10S.31C, Gr. ni 47,702.
Hudson, N. Y., Nov. 18 List nighi
nbont half pan len o'clock, the oxten-ivc
tuner nulls of .Messrs. Smith, iouipKin
cV Co., at Chatham Four Curncis, wire
toiallv uestrovc-u hv fire: th- lo-s was
S85,00i, insurance $10,000. The mill has
recently been put in operation, ami nas
manufacturing newspaper Jrom straw liy a
new iincess. The michinerv was very
exter.i-ive and the lo:a falls heavily on tb
owners. It will bj rebuilt wit b all i-.-si-
St. John-', N. B, Nov. 18. -James J.
Scovili, agent of the St. Stephens Bank,
has suspended. The bank hasercured o'htr
creditors ami will get fifty cents on ihe 1 -1
Boston, Nov. 18 Tne eatter Calyp-o
from Liverpool, has arrived.
A t-torm ot elect and rain prevail here
Concori, N. 11, Nov. 13. A ihiik
s it W et-Tiu is r.1ging litra to-day and time
JsosTON, ivov. lo. 1 he steanislnp rrovi
dence. lrom New York for Bristol, las
night collided with a schooner, and had
her port side rail, fore and alt, and wheel,
badly stove, l he sieamer put bacK on an
unsuccessful 8 -rachfiir the Fthomer, whirh
it is fearcl uak with all on hoard.
Charleston, Nov. IS The pnblica
linn of the Charleston M vrurv has been
lUnmtinued since Monday.
.Tames Conner was to-day elected Grand
Mat-teroflhe Grand Lodge of Masins in
S.mth Carolina vice ex Uov. Urr.
Tho last Wisconsin Legislature refused
to pass a general law chartering savings
hanks. A bill was stolen through at t;ic
close of tho session providing for the es
tablishment of a number 01 wildcat saw-
ings' banks, and providing that the ques
tion be submitted to a vote 01 uiopcopie.
Returns show that it has been defeated
by a considerable majority.
Itmllcal Brethren Dwelling Together
Taixaiiasse, Nov. 18 At disappoint
ed meeting of Justices of the Supreme
Bench this morning, to render an opinion
as to the legality of the impeachment of
Gov Reid, Chief Justice Randall was ab
sent and the court adjourned until to
morrow morning. Nothing done. Judge
Randall is not looked for before bnday or
The vacancy existing in theoffica of At
torney General some weeks ago, by the elec
tion of J. W. Wescott. Jr.. to the Supreme
Bench, Gov. Reid, on the 9ih, appointed
A. R. Meek to fill the office, to day. Lieut.
Gov. Gleason appointed F. A. DoLerty to
the same etfice.
Hcfcsn.cc osT lov. Itolden.
Raleigh, f. C Nov. 18. Gov. Hold
en s message was reau to tne ijesisiaiure
yesterday. He ehpws that a tax of 1 per
cent, ad valorem on the property ot th
State would pay the interest on the debt of
thebtate.anu recommends such a levy, lie
advocates various internal improvements.
encourages immigration to the btate, con
cratulates the State upon the suppression
of the rebellion, upon the reconstruction of
the South on the basis of sullrage for all
unon the election of Grant and Cqlfax all
of which combine to rcnuertue union per
WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP
rrlcnill' Itelatlous Between 51 c Cut
loch ntul Itolllns Partially Bcstorctl
Grant's Cablnct--An Attempt to
Draw 111m out nt tlie Evnrts Dinner.
Special to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Wasiiinoton. Nov. 18. McCulloch and
Bollins are working pretty well together
on the appointment of Supeivisors, two
more have been confirmed to-day, and
two more will be confirmed to-morrow,
McCulloch, however, to-day rejected2Hnd-
son, ot Massachusetts, wtiom noiuns was
very so'icitous to have confirmed. Cum
mins. of Indiana, was also rejected. Alex,
Fulton, for Maryland, and Bennett, for
South Carolina and North Carolina, con
firmed to day, arc bitter Radicals.
Most of the annual reports.of the differ
ent District and Department Military Com
manders have been received at the War
Department. That of Gen. Sherman,
which includes reports from Gen. Sberi
dan and others, gives interesting details of
military operations against the Indians up
to the Mill of June last.
UON. II. V. MILLER,
Senator elect from Georgia, in a letter to
a menu in this city, says : l piacta my
self in opposition to nearly all my friends
by frankly accepting the terms tendered
in the reconstruction acts. It speaks well
for their generosity, and it is no! a little
gratifying to me that, while I actively and
opinly opposed them, 1 rttained their con
fidence. They very well understand that
I will, as a citizen or as a Senator, offer no
factious opposition to Gen. Grant's adniin-
istration. Oa the contrarv. so far as isj
consistent with ray duty to my country and
in v obligations to the constitution, 1 willl
Leonard Meyers (Radical) has
notice that he will contest the
Moffitt (Diiuocrat) to Congress
thin! district of Pennsylvania.
Several prominent Kadicils here ex-
prei-d determination to take a firm stand
aguind those men who, being rejected by
their own people, ask Congress to grant
what the people have refused.
HON. E. B. WASHBURN E,
of Illinois, arrived la3t night, and was tho
observed of all observers to-day. He
cilled on Commissioner Rollins, and had
a long interview this morning. He intends
remaining until Congress meets.
of Nebraska, arrived this morning, and
will remiin till Congress assembles.
THE EVARTS DINNER.
The dinner given in Aew lork to
night by I'-varts to iren. virani ami ine
President's Cabinet Ministers, is construed
here as part of Evartu' programme to be
retained in the Cabinet, and to ascertain
whether Grant would be likely to keep
any of the other members, but Grant's re
fusal to meet socially witti tnem semes
that question beyond doubt.
is reported to be the prime mover in this
little game to entrap urant.
Tilt STATE TKCASUIIY.
Keiiorl of the Joint Committee on the
Condition of the, Htnto Treasury ntiil
lie Transactions of tlie Treasurer
During: Ills Uflicinl Term.
To the Senate and House of Representa
tives: We, the undersigned, joint commit
tee of the two houses, wuo were appointed
to settle the accounts of the State rraasu-
rer. have discharged the duty, and ask to
submit the following report :
After examining the booKs and papers
in the Treasurers omce, anu comparing
them with a statement of receipts and dis-
luirsements furnished us by the Comp
troller from his office, we find that Johm
R. Htnry, Treasurer, received from fc. .
Hatchett", former Comptroller, the amount
turned over to him bv U. L. btantoru,
former Treasurer, to-wit: two hundred
anlsjvmt.ea thousand eight hundred and
fifty-four dollars and iwenly-ono cenis
(fU17,S54 21,) of which there was
in the Tenth National Bank of Mem
phis S34.025 31, and in uncurrent
funds in the treasury $311,04. We a'so fi id
that John R. Henry receivtd into the
reasury on Comptrollers warrants, from
the 1st of January, 1867, to the 31bI of
October 180S, -1,301,355,22, making whole
amount of receipt; 51,0 9,209,4 u. He
Cm! he has disbursed, from the lt of Jan
uary. 1807. to the3Ut ol October, lbu8, on
Comptroller's warrants, the sum of $4,44,-
8J,UJ, which snows an actual uaiance in
the tre,:sury, on the Msl of Uctober, lib,
of the sum of 5154,928,41. It will he
teen that the Comptroller, in making his
ftatsmem. include ihe amount, overdrawn
in statement made Uciooer is:, 1300. ol
S30.01C.31. aad amount advanced to the
Assembly of $1,932,81, which added lo the
above, makes, ai uoniptroner reports,
S18G,&70,5G; but s iid amount of $31,919,-
15 was eettletl in iho settlement made with
R. L. Stanford, foraier Treaiurcr.
lour committee also hnd that the 1 rein
surer hai rec ived I10111 . . llatcLclt,
former Compiruller, on account of what is
koown as tho school fund, $293,022.72, of
which 55',U00 is 1.1 United States -tcuri
The balance of Kaid fund, except, ?9,
3)2.72, was used in payment of interest,
o 1 the State debt, and the amount so u-ed
is in coupons of the bondi ct the State of
Tennessee, which your committee recom
mend to he funded in 0 per cent, bonds ol
the State, and the inlereot thereof to be
distributed for the use of common schools
Your committee further ftate that it is
impracticable to close the settlement f tally
until the Fiiceessor 01 me ptiseiu 1 rea-
. 1 1 l:c.l 'P. ....
flirer lias neen eucieu anu ijuunueu. 11117
have therefore cirried this settlement to
the 31ft of October, 1S0S, and propo-e to
conclude the same so soon as the present in-
cuinbonl'it hiiccea?or is qualified to tika
chaige of the olhce.
All ol which is respeciiiiuy sumniiieu.
Chaiiinaii Senate Committee.
W. L. Waters,
Chairman on part of the Iloine.
A St Louts dispatch of tho 10th says
A speck of war exists upon our soutlurn
border. During tho canvas- Governor
Fletcher called into activo service a com
pany ot militia, and placed mem under
cjmmaiid of Major Monks, a Radical
desperado, who is now threatening to in-
vale ArkaiiMis to punish 6omo alleged
outrage ii 0:1 loyal men by the Ku-Klux.
The Radica.s ot this county' held a meet
ing beseeching him not to do so, as they
L-ar retaliation by Arkansas, pledging
t'aemselvcs to prevent him. Monks, how
ever, say.-- he is going, and "hell nor high
water can't stop me." Fletcher does not
interfere, and the next news will be of 11
bloody fight and great rebel outrages.
SEWS OF THE DAT.
' A "Board of Real Estate Agents" has
been organized by gentlemen m that bus
iness in Louisville.
ino problem lor mouistes now is a gatj
mcnt that will permit females to bestride
Gen. Uadeaus present occupation is
putting applications for office in tho fire
plage- of Grant s headquarters.
A Chicago girl is announcod as tbo
L'ello of Dresden. Tho Saxons imagino
l.cr to own all tho grain elevators.
Tho Spanish University Professors de-
posed for refusing to certify-to Isabella's
uniinrcachablo morals, have been reins
The Mute's Chronicle is tho title of a
new paper printed by tho inmates of the
Deaf and Dumb Asylum at Columbus,
Tho New York Sun suggests that if
Mr. Greeley should bo sent to the Court
of St. James, among other achievements
he would "introduce a new court cos
The fato of tho Constitutional Convene
tion in Illinois is still in doubt, but tho
general impression is tltat it is defeated,
lor the want of a lew hunarca more
Tho Bridgeport (Conn.) Standard pro
poses that inasmuch as there are.soveral
applicants for government positions, tho
applicants .who-. will do his work tho
cheapest shall have the placs sought for.
There is an interesting fight over
Supervisor's place in Massachusetts,
Hooper, Banks. Rollins and Butler, each
htT ng a favorite. Butler's man is said
to be a Democratic friend.
Hon. J. M. Kirkpatrick has been ap
pointed Judge of the District Court of
Pennsylvania, to fill tho vacancy occas
mned by tho appointment ot Judge
Williams to the Supreme Bench.
Tho Selma (Ala.) Times '13 informed
that Mr. Representative Brantley pro
poses to commence a long ana brilliant
public career by removing the Court
house from Selma to Cahaba.
Tho Grand Duke of Wurtemburg and
his nophew visited the Treasury vaults at
Washington the other day. lhey exam
ined the method of printing, which is a
novelty to them, and remarked that they
had no such establishment in their coun
try. The office and material of the Temps
newspaper have beon seized by the Paris
police, and the publication of that journal
is suspended. The French Government
has commenced prosecution against other
ournals lor alleged violation ot tho press
iVfircatQuinoy, Illinois, Monday night,
destroyed two three stcry brick buildings
on Hampshire street, betwoen Fifth and
Sixth streets, occupied by apcigci, 1 hem-
as fc Co., furnituro warehouse, and Mr.
Kohn, auctioneer. Speigel, Thomas tfc
Co.'s Joss is $25,000; fully insured:
Kohu'a loss is not reported.
Mrs. Nellie Chase, of Topeka, Kansas,
will boa candidate before the next Legis
lature for enrolling clork of the House.
he was employed in the cnrolling.omco
last winter. She is said to be well ac
quainted with tho duties of tho position,
beaulitul writer and well eJucnted
On Saturday last, Judg-i L-javittrin the
United States Circuit Court at Cincinnati
rendered a decision in the case of Good
ear's administrator t3. Berry, 1'aft and
other dentisrs, sustaining the Goodyear
patent, and forever enjoining tho de
fendants lrom the use thereoi lor denial
urposes, and ordering an account.
mnng other things, he held that tho use
ol the Simpson patent was an infringe
ment on Goodycar's patent.
P KOrOSEI) JNN0VATI0N.
Ylilmcy niul tlm Itomuii IVlestlioou
A cable telegram contains some start"
ling information. It is to the effect that,
it a meeting of bishops and cardinals, in
Rome, several reformatory measures were
ntroduced, favorably received and dis
cussed. Two of tho measures are spcci"
1 To reverse the dogma with reicrcnco
to the celibacy of the Catholic clergy.
To abolish tho i.atm liturgy, and to
substitute therefor the language of each
people among whom the services nre
Both of theso innovations are marked
in their character. The firsUnamcd is
particularly so. Of the two, there is a
possibility that the latter may bo adopt
ed; but there is scarcely the remotest
chance of any success in tho case of the
In fact, so vital is this dogma with re
ference to celibacy to the poliey of the
Catholic Church, that ono is almost
erantcd to believe thatthe announcement
of the proposed reform is a hoax In the
missionary enterprise 01 the uiman
Church, a prime causo of success is bo
lieved to liein the prohibition of marriage
to tho clergy.
A Catholic priest has no noino, no lies,
no relatives, outside of the church. He
is supposed to have no interests in goods,
family, or place. Tho church claims all
his thoughts, his labor, his devotion. Un
cr the workings 01 ttio inacuinery 01
Catholicism, ho may be here to-morrow,
and rcxt week located a thousand miles
away. Tho exactions of obedience by
the Mcthodibt conlerence from its young
e'ergy arc weak when compared to the
power which is exercised by the govern-
ng torccs 01 uattioiicism over us priest
To tho outside observer, there is no
doubt that the marriage of the clergjl
within certain limits, would be beneficia'.
We may take the cases ol the Lhrutian-
zed portions ot tho old world, in waicn
the location of a priest is very apt to be
permanent. In such cases, the cllect ot
marriage would bo to humanize so to
speak the pastor, ne would be brougL t
into more intimate relations with his
charge, by acquiring fruitful experience
of which he lias no knowledge.
But, when missionary work is to ho
done; when the exigencies ot the cause
demand the exclusive attention ol the
servant a married priest would be
almost the samo as a married soldkr
during an active campaign. And, in Tact,
there is, in the missionary portion ol the
labor of Catholicism, the same reason for
celibacy that there is why soldiers should
Catholicism, in this country is making
enormous strides. Where it loses one by
apostasy, it gains u dozen through
proselytizing. Uliliko its rival, Pro
testantism, it is united. 1 1 docs not
seatter its energies. One never sees, in
11 small place, a half-dozen Catholic
churches The policy is that of concen
tration. The array of the Catholic forces
is always that ot largo and compact
masses. All these things it accomplishes
through tho excellence of its system of
labor, and the superiority of its instru
ments. As we have seen, tlie absence of
marnace ties and encumbrances is ono
of tho chief reasons why these instru
ments arc so efficient.
If a distinction could be made between
the clergy who are performing what may
be termed permanent garrison duty, and
those who are in the lield doing activo
service, we believe thatthe former might,
without detriment to the church, assume
tho responsibilities and encumbrances
of marriage. But could this distinction
Le made withont impairing tho usefulness
of those destined to 6'inglcncss? .Might
not it have tho effect to impede recruiting
for tho ranks of the latter 1
We think it entirely safe to promise
that, in case this proposed marital ie
form be submitted to the approaching
(Ecumenical council, it will bo decisively
rejected. Tho measure may do for dis
cussion, and even favorable consideration
among the French ecclesiastics at the
Papal capital, but it will hardly progress
boyond this bouy, except 10 reeenu us
quietus. Uhicago Times.
TENNESSEE, .THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19,
NAsnviiXE, Nov. 18, 1SGS. Senate met
at 10 o'clock A. M., Speaker Senter in the
Chair and twenty-one members present.
Mr. Lyle offered a memorial signed by
manycitizenslivingin Montgomery county,
praying for relief from tho onerous laws
restricting the right of sufirage in the
estate, by which a majoruy ui tne wniio
citizens are now disfranchised. Theyalso
n?k that such nece sary steps should be
taken in recard to the matter as shall resu
in establishing universal, suffrage in the
The petition was received and referred
to the Committee on uonsuiuuon.
INTRODUCTION OFBILLS, RESOLUTIONS, ETC,
Bv Mr. Eckle : A bill to increase the
salary oftheGoverncr andSopreme Judges
of the State of Tennessee. Passed first
reading and referred to the Committee on
Resolution by Mr. Rodgers offering con
dolence to the bereavement of Senator
Wisener, caused by the death of Ins wife,
was adopted under a suspension of the
rules. ' s
By Mr. Rodgers: An act to cause the
erection of a school house. Passed first
reading and referred to the - Committee on
Bv Mr. RodEere: An act to regulate the
sittinga of the Supreme Court and other
purposes, rasseu hrat reaaing.
By Mr. Rodgers : A resolution of inquiry
in relation to the tax on-merchants, au
thorizing the Committee on Finance to in
vestigate the matter. Laid over under the
SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING.
No. 271: Bill to enable the Governor to
HIl vacancies in office. Referred to Judi
No. 274 : Bill to amend an act appoint-
ingNotary Publics for Montgomery county,
Referred to Judiciary Committee.
JNo. io : Uill to amend the charter ol
the Shelby Savings Institute, changing
same to Bank of Columbia. Passed and
ordered to ba transmitted to the House.
No. 277: Bill to incorporate the Edge
field Cemetery. Passed.
No. 279: Bill to make rules of evidence
uniform in the Federal and Circuit Courts
by enforcing the 75th chapter of the acts of
No. 280: Bill to adopt a daughter.
Passed, and ordered transmitted to the
No. 2S1 : Bill to regulate the sittings of
the Uhancery and Circuits of Warren
No. 2S4: iiill to amend the ninth sec
tion of an act passed March 24, 1SCS,
changing county linej. Passed and or
dered to be transmitted to the House of
No. 2SG: Bill lo amend an act incorpo
rating the Tennessee and Pacific Railroad
Company. On motion of Mr. Aldridge,
the bill was referred to the Committee on
Xno. 2SS : Bill amending an act estab
lishing a Municipal Court in Memphis.
Referred to Judiciary Committee.
JNo. IL'M : Uill to prevent loss of value
on real estate to be sold by court, lte-
fcrrcd lo Judiciary Committee.
iSo. 1.91: iiill for changing the tune of
holding the Circuit Court in Roane county.
Mr. Lindslev moved lo take up Senate
bill No. 272, in regard to the relief of tax
payers. Tl.e Judiciary Committeo re
ported the following bill in lieu and
recommend its passage :
An Act to I'.cliorc the Tax-naycrs of Tennes
see of tho Tax Penalty.
bee. 1. lie it enacted by the lieneral
Assembly of the State of Tcntcsee, That
the tax-pavers of this btate shall have lo
the first day of January, 1809, to pay their
taxes, and no penalty shall attach for non
payment of any taxes now due, up to that
time, and that all taxes paid within that
time shall bi exempt from any and all pen
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That
this act take effect from and after its pat-
Pass-id three readings and transmitted
to the other House.
SENATE RILLS ON SECOND READING.
No. 292: Bill for the re-organiza
tion, t-upervision and maintenance of free
schools, lielerred to Uommillee on com
mon Schools. f
No. 293 : An act for the benefit of per
sons holding elections in this Slate. Passed
and referred to Judiciary Committee.
JNo. t!9b: An act requiring certain lees
of Sheriffs to be paid in advance. Passed.
No. '2'Ji : An act for the- beneht ol un
finished railroads, providing for the issu
ance of State bonds to railroads as follows :
Knoxviile ct Kentucky, $900,000 ; Knox
ville & Carolina, $700,000: Cincinnati &
Cumberland Gap, $200,000; Southwestern,
iUr.Tarkcr olleicd a bill mlieu, changing
the amounts, to be appropriated is follows :
Knoxviile & Kentucky, $500,0(0; Knox
viile ct Charleston, $500,000; Cincinnati
A: Cumberland Gap, $300,000, and the
Southwestern $500,000. It also provides
that bends cannot be issued until a majority
ot the Directors certifv to ths amount
needed at different times.
Mr. Smith moved to amend tie bill by
adding $300,000 to the lluntingtm branch
of the Nashville & Northwesttrn Rail
The amendment was a-.lopteduand the
bill after some little discussion, passed its
second reading. I
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION!.
House joint resolution No. 227 : Ap
pointing a committee to enquire into the
damages sustained by T. McKinley, Com
missioner of Registration for Sumner
county, in a malicious tuit bronght against
him while in the discharge of duties, was
House joint resolution No. 210 : For the
appointment of a joint committee to attend
the National Convention which meets in
Springfield, III , on the 9th of Dscember
to test ihe natiiro and hi-;ory ot the cattle
disease, known ai the Texas fever, was
Mr. Lindsley olierc.J a resolution in lieu,
providing for ihe appointment of scientific
and intellectual farmers to attend the con
Tlie resolution in lit u waj adopted, aud
the lollowing persons were proposed as
lieu liar 1 an, ol Aiaurv county : Lorcczo
Straiten, of Butler cuiiicy, and Dr. J. G.
J5 ) le ol tjio.-on county.
1 he Comraittie on Lunatic Asylum wai
granted leav-? of absence until to-morrow.
Sf nate adjourned until 1! ciock r. M.
The Senate met at 2 o'clock r. 21,
Speaker Senter in th chair, and adjjurncd
until 10 o'clock to-morrow, without trans
acting any busine.-s.
The House met at 10 A. m, Speaker
Richards in the Chair and sixty-nine mem
TETITIONS AND MEMORIALS
By Mr. Woodcock: FromT. McKinley,
late Commissioner of Registration of Sum
ner countv, asking for an investigation into
his official conduct, and for mu-1i relief as
the merits of the case may demand. A
resolution which accompanied the petition,
that a joint special committee be appointed
to inquire into the damage .-11-tained by
petitioner from a malicious prosecution
aiainst him in Sumner cuiinty, for dis
charging his duty as Counui--it,ner of Reg
istration, was adoptid,
By Colonel Prosser : l rom the Board of
County Commissioner of Davidson county,
praying far State aid fpr the indigent sick
and helpless ol said couniy, pnu suggesting
that an annual appropriation of S10.000
would meet the wants of such class of citi
zens. Referred to the Committee 011 Wavs
THE I'RAZIER TRIAL.
A communication was read from Comp
troller Blackburn, stating that the Public
Printer had not yet been paid for printing
the report of the f razier impeachment
NEW BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS.
By Mr. Baker: Bill granting aid to the
Rcersville and Little Vkar'Jap turnpike
Company. Passed hrst reading and re
ferred to Committee on Internal Improve
Bv Mr. Bosson: Bill legulating the
number of directors of the several rail
roads of the State; empowering railroad
companies to reduce the number of direc
tors to six by a majority vote of the stock
holders. Passed first reading and referred
to Committee on Internal Improvements.
By Mr. Hammer: Joint resolution that
the two Houses meet in convention at three
o'clock Thursday afternoon to elect a
Treasurer and Secretary of Stale. Adopted'
By MrlProiaer: Bill increasing the pay
ofSupieme Court Judges to $5,000 per
annum. (Passed first reading and referred
to Committee on Ways and Means.
By Mr. Hammer : Bill to amend the
revenue laws of the State, providing for
tho levyipg of ons dollar on every taxable
poll in the State, and on all taxable prop
erty a tax of thirly-five cents on the hun
dred dallars. Paied first leadi ig and re
ferred to Committee on Ways and Means
By Mr. Baker: Bill to incorporate the
Soldiers' and Sailors' Bank of Tennessee.
Passed first reading and referred to Com
mittee on Incorporations.
liy Mr. Walker: Uill to incorporate tho
vuican wonts. I'assea hrst reading and
reierred to the Committee on internal Im
By Mr. Woodcock: Bill to amend the
act regarding the publication of legal no
tice?, by requiring such notices to be pub-
usueu iu me paper uaving tue largest cir
culation in the county wherein the notices
are to he published; such paper to be des
ignated by the Governor and confirmed by
wo oeuau. x asset! iirst reauing and re
erred to Jjjdiciary Committee.
By Mr. Ryder: Bill to incorporate the
Empire Saving, Roofing" and Manufac
turing Cop3ny. Passed firet reading, and
referred to the Committee on Internal Im
Ihe following members recorded their
names as voting for Colonel G. E. Gris
ham for Public Printer, they having been
absent when the election was held: Messrs.
Welsh, Thompson. Dawdv. Morris nnd
By Mr. Wines: Bill to innrirnor.ite tlm
Mechanics' and Laborers' Co-operative and
Building Association of Clarksville. Passed
first reading, and referred to Committee on
By Mr. Medhn : Bill renuirini? Clerks
and Masters of Chancery Courts to take
the franchise oath. Pawed first reading,
and referred to Committee on Judiciary.
STATE CLAIM COMMISSIONER.
The resolution offered vesterdav bv Mr.
Singletary requiring the State Claim Com
missioner to report the operations of his
office, was adopted.
Ihe bpeaker appointed Messrs. Wood
cock, Medlin and White of Greene, as the
Special Committee on the part of the
House, as provided for in the resolution
with regard to T. McKinlev. late Com-
misaionerof Registration of Sumner county.
Aojourneu to a r. m.
The consideration of House bills on their
second reading was resumed.
47b: Jn relation to the sale of lands.
478 : Authorising the leasing and trans
fer of railroadi in Iho State. Passed over
lz'J: J?or the relief of Van Burea cjtin-
ty. Withdrawn for amendment.
430: lo amend an act incorporating the
Dandridge Railroad Company. Passed.
-1S1 : To repeal act authorizing the Leb
anon Turnpike Company to charge double .
ton. lielerred lo the Judiciary Committee
after considerable discussion
4S9 : To incorporate the Centre Citv
190: To regulate the practice in cases of
4'Ji': For the benefit of William Miller.
510: Regulating the fire leit of illumi
nating oils. Indefinitely postponed.
ihe Committee on Lunatic Asvlum ob
tained leave of absence to visit that insti
tution to-morrow, in coniunction with the
Senate Committee, to inspect the grounds
winch it is proposal to dispose of.and those
to ba purchased.
519 : To amend the charter of the Knox
viile. Tazell and Jacksboro Turnnike
oiO: 10 exempt widow h dower from
HORSE BILLS ON THIRD READING.
10: Appropriating $5 annually for
aeh chilli of a father who died or w.n
killed in the service ot Ihe United States
during the late war. Withdrawn for
440: By Mr. Cordell : For the benefit
of millers, requiring every man to mark
his Racks, for the purpose of preventing the
ot such articles when taken to mill.
Ordered to hi transmitted to the Senate.
Adjourned to 10 A. m. to-morrow.
GRAST IX SEW YORK,
Jenkins" Docs up the Presi
low lie LookciJ, what he Saul,
ilow he Acted and Where
From tho New Yorld. .Nov. 11.
The General commanding the armies of
the United Stales arrived in this city yes
terday morning, from Washington, at an
hour when the cocks had just ceased crow
ing, the air being bitter and chi'l, a3 it al
wavs is at 7 o'clock of a November morn-
Gen. Grant was accompanied by Mrs.
Gen. Graut, 10 a plain travelling dress,
ith Gen. Adam Badeau and Gen. Dent,
brother-in-law of Gen. Grant. The two
last named gentlemen were attired in the
uniform of general officers of the United
States army. Gen. Grant wore the plain
citizen's dress, and had no ornament what
ever betokening his high rank.
Owing to the secrecy of this last tlank
movement of Gen urant, not a solitary
person was present at the New York or
Jersey City side of the ferry to cheer or
welcome the Ueneral.
Arrived at the Metropolitan, the Amer
ican standard was hoisted on both ends of
the balcony, and the distinguished pany
were ushered to a magnificent suite of
roomi. uen. urant anu rauy cccupieti
room No. 114, a capacous and elegant par
lor and bedroom, handsomely furnished.
Gen. Badeau an old newspaper man and
Gen. Dent occupied room No. 101, mod-
istly but comfortably fitted up.
It is only justice to say that tien. Urant
did not sitk any ostentation or display,
and kept to his room as close as possible
during the lorenoon, wtiite down ueiow in
the bar-room hundreds of enthusiastic
people were drinking bis health in copious
Iraushts 01 uournoii, ueer anu Jamaica
It was a curious fact that the wallers 111
the terrible excitement of the moment
broke several plates and dishes in their
vain endeavor to keep a restraint upon
GEN. GRANT'S STATF.
Gen. Badeau is a medium-sized gentle
man, with a fresh Anglo-Ss.xon face, close
trimmed whiskers, blue eye", an excellent
set of teeth, and an irreproachable manner
of dressing. , uen. liadeau is a very mod
ej-t. plain-spoken gentleman, anil quite
sociable in bis manner.
Gen. Dent is rather reserved in his man
ner, and wears the clothes hi lilting a re
tired clergyman or half-pay surgeon. His
feature" ars prominent, and he is easy no
ticeable m a crowd by his deportment.
IN THE CORRIDOR.
During the forenoon the corridors of the
Metropolitan Hotel were crowded, and the
ladies Feemcd to be particularly anxious to
get a sight of the Hero of The Appomat
Seeing that Gen. Grant was determined
to avoid all observation, our reporter felt
that it was his duty to obtain intormatiun
nf his whereabouts from the attaches of
A very aristocratic man and brother of
the colored persuasion had In en promen
ading up and down the main corridor, with
r-ort and bearing erect. Him we attacked
hv the flank, and asked quietly of the
movements of the General.
"Sar." said he "I dtinno much abont
General Grant; but he had a very beauti
fill breakfast. "I don't think he likes ham
and eaue. But he is very fond of a nice
little bit of broiled chicken. I likes briled
chicken myself. Ii's yery nice with cran-
nerry sauce. Mrs. Urant is a going out
shopping. I spect she's a getting tins for
the White House; kase you see de house
got to nave new carpets dere. De Brus
sels is a worn out by dia time. I been
dere myself, and 1 tell you, masaa, dem
Western Congressmen do wear out ds
carpets with dose lubly shoes of dere?.
f ac, and no mistake, massa.
After breakfast, when Gen. Grant had
leisure to smoke a good PPartagas cigar,
scores of people left their cards. One
modest lankee had a great desire to show
tho General a new patent velocipede but
ne waa resirainea oy lorce. Another indi
vidual felt that it wa3 his duty, as a man, a
brother, and an American, to bore the
Ueneral with a prospect of his cough
lozenges, good for any sore throat or in
fldeoza. A Cuban fillibuster Colonel want
ed the assistanca of Gen. Grant to invade
Cuba, and only wanted tho loan of a regi
meut of infantry; with this regiment he
was quite sure that he could lick Ihe
Spaniards oft the face of the earth.
But there were other visitors who called.
outof goad will, courtesy, or subordina
First came grim. tall, old Mai. Gpn
Heintzelman, who had seen the smoke of a
good many lights.
How do you do, Gen. Grant?"' said
1 feel pretly well, thank you, Gen.
lleintzelman," said Gen. Grant.
Then came Gen-Irwin McDowell, who
commanded the national army at the first
linll Imn battle. Ihe two officers shook
hands heartily, and Gen. McDowell gave
way to little Dan. Butterfield with his
handsome black moustache, whom Grant
first met, if we are not mistaken, in the
West, and whom he had promoted to the
command of the twentieth Army Corns,
Then there wa3 another shake hands all
round. Then followed that gallant artil
lery officer, Gen. Doubleday, who shook
hands with Grant, as if he was behind a
battery of six guns. And also came Gen.
ti. V. W alien, an old Fourteenth Infantrv
man, who is known for his gallantry in the
army, ana tne nicely-dressed halls and re
ceptions that he has given at Governor's
Island. Then came the whins. Judire
Holton, sniiliug like a basket of chips on
his good-natured face, and his gallant left
bower. Edwards Pierrepont, with a most
beautiful shirt bosom a shirt bosom that
far outrivalled (anything that Mr. Pierre
pont had ever done before in that line. And
last, but not least, came Mr. A. T. Stewart,
the great merchant prince, the master of
millions, to greet the man of artnics and
A RIDE IN TnE PARK.
Daring the afternoon Mr. Robert Bon
ner, the proprietor of the New York Ledger,
between whom and Gen. Grant there is a
community of sentiment on the eubject of
fine-blooded horses, called and had an in
terview of a few moments with Gen.
Grant. The result of the social interview
was that Gen. Grant accepted the invita
tion of Mr. Bonner to take a ride behind
'Pocahontas" and mate in the Central
Park. The team being ready. Gen. Grant
jumped up along with Mr. Bonner, and
away the magnificent horses sped up Broad
way, attracting crowds of idlers who looked
at the plain-looking little man. and never
dreamed that he had captured Vicksburg
and hanked liichmond alter many a bloody
day's fighting. Riding up Fifth avenne,
Gen. Grant paid attention in his quiet,
still manner to all the new buildings and
objects of interest on the route. Par
ticularly. Uen. Urant took notice of the
solid and substantial brown stone front of
the Manhattan Club House, of the ornate
architecture of the Temple Emaauel, and
of the singular - looking white marble
chateau that crowns the entrance to the
Park. Of course. Mr. Bonner gratified
Gen. Grant by passing everything iu the
way of horseflesh going to anil coming
from the Park, and towards thiik they ar
rived at the Metropolitan with most excel
OEN. GRANT BUYS AN OVERCOAT.
Gen. Grant on arriving in New York,
seem3 felt a little chilled, and verv
thoughtfully the notion came into his head
that it would be wise to purchase an over
coat. He paid a visit to IK-vIm s and pur
chased a black broadcloth sack overcoat for
$30, which, when tried on, fitted him like
a lemon. Everybody, including Gen. Dent,
was pleaded with his ovcicoat, and Gen.
Grant with his overcoat looked more like a
Jeri-ey farmer than the Chief of the United
OEN. GRANT DINES.
ix o'clock in the evening a dinner
was served privately to General and Mrs.
Grant, Gen. Badeau and Gen. Dent, in his
private room. The two latter gentlemen
are part of the militarv family of uen.
Grant. The dinner was quite a sociable
reunion and the waiters had much buck
sheesh. GEN. GRA:NT AT IIUSinY DUJinY.
At 7:20 o'clock Gen. Grant, in his new
overcoat and a hat, which he bought in
Washington, appeared on the lower steps
of the main staira of the Metropolitan, ac
companied by Generals Badeau and Dent,
both in raulti, hound lor the Ulymyic
Theater to witness the clissic spectacle of
GENERAL GRANT IN THE EOX
Mr. Tjyleure had provided an elegantly
fitted ap proscenium box for the use of
General Grant and suite. The two Staff
officers sat back concealed by the curtains,
while General Grant sat m front, directly
under two enormous yellow eilk tassels that
almost hid his face. On entering the
theater the orchestra played, "Hail to the
Chief I" the audience rose and (let it bo
remembered that this was a thoroughly
Democratic audience) applauded heartily.
During the performance Ueneral Urant
seemed much interested.
MRS. GRANT AT NIBLO's
Mrs. Grant, accompanied by Mr. A. T.
Stewart and his lady and General W. W.
Leland, visited iSiblo'd and witnessed the
performance of "Camille." We lefiGen
eral Grant at twelve o'clock last evening,
eating an oyster stew, solus, at the Metro
Greensburg, Indiana, has a haunted
house. It is situated noar the railroad
track, and had been occupied for some
time by an Irish family. The ghost
makes its appearance every night, just as
the clock strikes twelve, and for about half
an hour makes itself at home, by throw
ing chairs, tables, cooking utensils, etc.,
about tho room, in a promiscuous manner.
The family stood it as long a3 possible,
and then moved out. Another family
moved in, but cot enc ugh in one night.
Tho owner offered twenty-live dollars to
any one who would ' lay the ghost, and
a young man, possessed of more courage
than nioncv. offered to do tho job. He
armed himself and repaired to the I10U30
Just as the clock struck the hour of mid
night slightnoiso was heard, followed by
a gro'an. About this'time, doors in the
upper part of tho house commenced shut"
ting in a mysterious manner. This con
iinued for somo time, when the door of
tho room in which the young man was
sitting, suddenly opened, and a lady
dressed in black and deitdly pale, stood
before him. He started toward ii-2r,
when she vanished through the door, and
on "going to the door she was nowhere to
bo seen. The house, several years ago,
was tlm scene of a most brutal murder,
in which a man killed his wife by cut
ting her heart out Ho left the country,
and did not return until the war broko
out, when ho enlisted in a Now York
regiment and was killed during tho
storming of Vicksburg.
THE MAVIS CASK.
Many inquiries are made as to whether
Mr. Davis will have to appear betore the
United States Circuit Court on the fourth
Monday of this month. Such is the con
dition of his recognizance, but it is by no
means certain that he will personally ap
pear, if Mr. O'Conor and Wr. H.varts, ,
who represent respectively the accused and ;
the government, deem his personal appear-
ance necessary, it is agreed that be shall be
infoimed by telegram over
A woman with nothing to wear except
a plaid shawl caused a sensation in the
streets of Now York Sunday.
NEW SERIES NO. 73.
i.uuert 1.. (Jollier or lilrnr-o
l'rench. cm n Keruiou in Favor of the
Rev. Robert Laird Collier, pastor of the
01 x. .t. t (,T 7 , ..
...ccu (.unitarian;, ueuv-
crtd btiuday night, the Sth inst, what
mighl be called a "sensational" eermon on
the subject, "The Theater, the Opera, and
the Church; or, theRelations of the Church
to Popular Amusement." He announced
his text to be in Cor. I, vii ; 31: "Use this
world as not abusing il," and proceeded to
take the ground which probably has never
before been assumed in the pulpit, that the
drama and the opera are harmless and
proper amusements for Christians as well
as for others. The reverend speaker is
said to ba an occasional visitor to the higher
places of dramatic amusement. The Chi
cago Pail furnishes the following report of
After first referring to the fact that the
theatre is generally denounced by the
evangelical sects although they did not,
he claimed, show why tliev were sinful.
and then dwelling upon the promise thit
the American people are overworked and
need more amusement, the speaker pro
ceeded to speak of the drama and the
opera. The following are extracts from
I113 remarks: 1 recognize aa universal in
the race the dramatic instinct. I have
raced, in this pulpit, the entire history, in
brief, in summary, of the origin and his
tory of the drama. There is no need of
that to-night. The drama is as ancient as
the race. Furthermore, much of the fin
ished literature, in its spirit and in its form,
is dramatic. I am not quite sure but that
the very first chapters in Genesis are dra
matic; I am quite sure that Job is dra
matic: that Ruth if: that Esther is dra
matic. Shakespeare, the peeriess poet of
centuries, had no function in the world and
no name left to history, had it not been for
the dramatic instinct and aptitude So
with Milton. The grandest poets that God
has given to the world have beon its dra
matic poets. And. furthermore, human
character has its highest representations in
the drama. I confess that I never saw
such power; I never remarked such nature
in any Christian pulpit that it was ever
my privilege tout under, as in Joseph Jef
ferson's Bip Van Winkle. It is nature,
not art. S3 simple; so true; so beautiful;
so moral. No sermon scarcely written in
the world, except that of Christ, when he
stood'with the adulterous woman, ever
illustrated the power of love to conquer
evil, and to win the wanderer, as that
beautiful little piece, eo perfectly rendered
by this genius which God has given us to
illustrate in the drama, the power of love
over the sins of the race.
I wonder who among the Ministerial
Union ever saav Jefferson in iZip Van
Winkle. Let U3 give to these friends the
advantage of our judgment of their igno
ranee. Itiston, Rachel. Booth, Murdoch,
especially, Davenport and Jefferson, are
all God' gift to man. So I say that the
legitimate drama is to be indorsed. It is
an educator. It is in no wi"e to be apolo
gized for. And in regard to the opera, I
need only, 1 think, say, that eo far as the
legitimate opera is concerned, anyone who
objects to it, on moral grounds, must either
be ignorant of it 1 think tor the most
part, that those who object to the opera are
or there certainly must he a moral weak-
nets in t! e nature of such objections. To
ay that the opera is corrupt, is to say the
mLgt irrational and foolish thing that hu
man lips are capable of. I say that a man
must be ignorant of what the opera is;
must have wholly been without the
knowledge of it, or else brought to its hear
ing a lascivious nature to begin with. I
admit that very many excellent persons
do not enjoy the opera. Many of our finest
minds go to the opera and come away,
feeling it was waste of time ; and we who
can ODjoy it anywise, be it ever so little,
ought to leel a profound sorrow tor such
people, because they do not know the In
finite delights and joys of which, by their
lack of musical culture, they are deprived.
But it is their duty simply to say thev do
not like it. It is a sorry religion that re-
j-cts it oa the sour grape principle; be
cause they cannot, they won t let anybody
else. The mudc of the opera is the prin
cipal thing with people that attend. The
score is nothing, with many it is abso
lutely nothing, if they can citch the pas
sion of the music And as to the dress in
the drama and in the opera, let me say,
once lor all, that all dressing is conven
tional. If it had the sanction of long us3g-,
the dress of the extremest dancer would in
no wise be considered indecent ; or if the
gown had been the fashion for men, the
present attire would ne considered vulgar.
And then we are not to confound the inci
dental with the fundamental. This is in
cidental, and I do not always feel myself
that the management of our theatres and
operas mean to catch the low and vul
gar by this dancing of women, for whose
tuorl ch iracter l nave not a worn 01 in
dorsement, as I have no son of personal
lello-vslup and no fort of reqiect lor them
who. if you take the couveutioii.il opiuiou
ol meu and women who consent to it, are
not companions foroursnns and daughters.
But let m; sav what the gentieniuiiy
manager of Wooil'd Museum said to me
within the pas-t six months: "Sir, I never
bring a piece upon my stage that I do not
use my pencil very ueeiy upon. ope.
ing ot the depraving tendency aid the
downward tendency of the tragedy and
the comedy, he said : "I could not bring
upon the stage a single piece mat was
played bsfore the (lite of London fif y and
sixty years ago. 1 could not uring io my
place an audience that woutu not uiss 11 on
the stag;" and, I tell you, furthermore,
what you may always remark, that what
ever is proper, and high, and elevating,
wherever there is a moral eeDtiment that
is Iofy and noble, it uniformally receive!
the approval of the audience; and it hsn
not been my misfortune to be in a theater
for several years past where anything low,
and mean, and depraving was not hissed.
Of course I attend only the better sort. I
then wish to say that the music of the
opera would ba lost to the world, 33 it could
take no other possible farm. It elevates
and refines the taste and spirit. I really
don't know but that it would be a very sen
sible thing if our congregations would
make it a stipulation, when they engage
their ministers, that they would accept a
season ticket once a year to the opera, to
cultivate their taste in musical mattera.
The speaker then went on to speak of the
abuse of pleasures, saying that it might be
argued that we ought to refrain from all
:imn-ements because th'cy weie liable to
1,0 nhusetl. but replying ta this: "It is no
1,-gio with which to meet a young man
siartimrin life, who has ideas of his own
and wants reasons for everything that he
does. Let us meet him right, and say.
'.Sir. vou are to use the drama, you are 10
u the opera, you are to me the cards, you
are to uae dancing, yon are to use evcry-
thinp-! hut vou are to abuse nothing. !
cause you can go the legitimate drann, it
i3 no license for you lo feast your eyes upen
viilMritica anvwhere : and because you cau
play cards in the house, it is no rea-ou that
you have a license 10 go 10 mc .ioiu;
table, and to play for other peoples' money
without returning values anywhere.' "
ThU is the lesson. Let us teach our
moth that these things can bo ueJ, and
when abused the penalty of sin will just
ils sure follow them as uod his saul,
"Whatsoever a man poweth that shall he
ln i-Mt. If he sow to the spirit of the
spirit he shall reap everlasting life; and if
. 1 n .Tn i. I ...
he sow to tne uesn 01 ine uesu ueuuan iei
damnation." The man who can say that
Edwin Booth is a gift of God who can
ray that Booth never commits anyttiio;
nnapemlv in his Othello or his Hamlet-
the man who can put his hand upon his
heart, and, in fear of his uod, and iu view
nf hiarrr.ive. can sav that as a man can
stand before his congregation and before
the world, and say it is morally wrong to
indorse the sensation anu liieguiuiaic
,lr.nnn. and call upon vou as rational men
n turn vour voices against tha flood, which,
I thank God, I believe has passed us of
"Undine," the "White r awn, me "liiacsc
Brook,' and all mat sort 01 ming, wniou,
whatever the tendency and result, begun lo
feed human appetite and passion as they
lirim? ihe vicious to witness them. Then
it is the duty of the Churcli to make this
logical defin.tian between moral wrong and
moral right. Furthermore, it ia the duty
of the Church, first of all, to make men
pure in heart and correct la grace ; to take
the youth and not turn upon them; to take
the youth and not turn the face of tha
Church against them; to take the youth
and ndt throw these irrational limitations
about them, but take them into the green
fields of life by thestie of its still way. and
say "God is our good shepherd. These
are the good things he has given us; ss
you love Him, and as you fear Him, and
aa you are grateful to Him, never abuse a
privilege, never deprave your manhood,
never ignore His providence, but walk ia
the way of righteousness. Ieara wisdom.
and God will honor you, and humanity
will bless you, and the memories that you
carry with you shall be filled, even as a
P'cture gallery, withth
things that areot
good intent pure, gentle, sweet,
long-aiitlering, pat ent and kind.
NAKED oil CLOTHED COIUIENT C V THE
We beg the Irtbuae and Rav. Robert
Laird Collier to know, in connection with
thequeition of theitnru i-a ity of t alx ce.
as proved by the presentation f such
spectacles as the "Black Crook," the
W hue Fawn" and the like, that until
women e hire of clothes as to be but one
degree removed from stark nakedness are
tolerated on the stage and in private par
ties, it will be in vain to apologu for or
excuse the theatres' defiance of the can
nons of deceLcy which govern all civilized
people. While we have contemnt as keen
as that which moat people can feel for the
morbid goodishness which is not content
without it U picking tliws in the conduct
of its neighbors, and while we are ready
to defend theatrical representations as
among the highest and moat instructive
f irms of amusement, we know as wall as
(hat two and two make four, that the main
object of all pieces like those to which we
refer, is to fill the benches and boxes by the
promise of inflaming ihe imagination and
nrriug up the sensuality of these who
witness, we cannot say hear. them.. To
accomplish this object, none of the aecis
soriei are omitted. Ju a far'is thV ia-
decency- can go without axaitiog dfogiut, ia
indecency pushed. In the dramatic action,
in the ballet, and in the dresses asd pesi-
lions, everything is directed to the accomp
lishment of the one purpose.
We fully appreciate the twaddle which
defends these exhibitions, by theuee of old
old maxims, "Evil to him who evil thinks;"
"To the pure all things are pure: "Old
sinners cry shame first," and the like. It
is twaddle and nothiog else. We know
too just hpw to value the trick that makes
art tho cover of the brazen immorality to
which our young people are invited. Of
course, art is invoked, as in places viler
still. Music hushes the conscience while
it quickens the imagination. Painting,
such as it is, does its share. The decora
tive art is freely employed. But all are
subsidiary to the purpose that we
have named, which is inherently and un
questionably unworthy. Admit thit Mr.
Collier is correct when he aays that all
dress is conventional, and we have yet to
know that a defiance, for a wanton purpose.
of that iu the necessity and decency of
which the whole civilized world agrees, is
not of itself a rank offence. There is in
this matter one infelhble test, and that is
this: If the drt sees, the posturing, and
the lascivious motions of the ballet arc in
themselves innocent and praiseworthy,
there can be no objection to the use of
them in any placs where the amusement of
dancing is going on ; hence we ask whero
is the man, not bred to the stage, wh
csnld, by any possibility, give his consent
to have the ladies of his family become the
iojil-vorjat home, o. anywhere else, of the
style which is far too common on the stagt?
hen Mr. Robert L. Collier will recom
mend his female hearers to adopt the cos
tume of the ballet, as Ihe Sunday fashion
for summer weather, at the Church of the
Messiah, we shall believe that he thinks
his position is defeasible. Until then, wa
shall not give up the opinion we express.
Of coarse, the remedy for all this, urged
jipon the public by the Chicago Ministerial
Union, is simply absurd, ine law, 11 ono
could be enacted, would be powerless.
The spectacles proscribed by the statuta
would obtain a new lease of popularity,
and managers would fill their pecxets to
oveiflowiug. The corrective of the evil,
winch has become serious, is in public
opinion, to the formation of which the
efforts of the Union should be directed.
FAST JiKNjVND MONEY.
Ilw TortunCH nre Spent uy tn
"Fait" Jicn or Jew York C'liy.
A correspondent writing from " Goth
am to tne iroy Timet, says :
man about town is one who has
plenty of money and has nothing to d-i
but t" spend it One cannot ba much of
a, in in ab-mt town und-.T $10,0lH) a year,
and most of this stamp range in the
neighborhood of this figure, although
some get up as nign 33 ?jv,uia. n. man
about town may or m7 not be ra irried,
but ho generally nourishes in tingle
eursedness. If married, his wifo 13 not
ffreatlv troubled with his society. Ho
owns a box at the opera, for himself, and
perhaps two or three tor female Inends.
He has a las: team, tnoueti his norses,
fleet as they may be, are not- as fast as
himself. He may keep a yacht, havo
t ick io a race course, and be a Idicted
to similar amusements without interfer-
ng with his general character for idle
. , - 1 -
neas; indeed, ne may nave a nominal in
terest in some business whose burden is
borne by other parties The amount of
monev spent by soae of these men about
.. : 1.11. ti.. r. r
WU IS uimosb iiiurvuiuie. .urj uuu 01
! , which failed lately in Broad
gtret, illustrates this, une 01 trie par;-
ners n this concern has, lor some
time ' past, almndoned himjelf to
dissipation, and in three years
has spent 0J.IXW. He spe .t $30,000 in
attending the "Ulack crook: ana in tho
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temaio associations loriueu ai mkh iu
famous exhibition, andaaionghis vutims
is his father, who is by the nbova men
tioned failura involved m ruin. Jlen
about town, as a class, begin on fixed in
comes afforded by inherited fortunes, but
their extravagant habits soon break upon
the principal, and they eventually go to
ruin. Such an instance was fousd ia
young Costar, who, some years n, ran
through an estate of 500,IKW. We mind,
when a clerk, tried to collect from him a
bill of a few dollars amount 111 bsjhalf of
our employer, but tried in vain. He was
thoroughly used up and soon after finally
disappeared. The average duration of a
man about town is about five years, and
aft ;r this brief period of eoruseatton ho
sinks into darkness. What beoomas of
this class is a curious question. Ixni
fall back on their friends. Others who
cannot do that find a miserable employ
ment in the serviee of thosei gaming hells
whero onco their money flowed Iiko
water. Thev may do well to "rope in '
victims, but inasmuch as yousg men tiro
preferred for thw business, as soon as
one gets up to fifty he is post service.
Tho "ropo in" must dress well and tot
spend money freely, ihey lounge around
the hrst-ciasa noteis anu rcauuy maico
acquaintance with the misoeleaneous mass
of new-comers. Ihey are business men
and talk about business , they buy md
sell stock and deal in real estate, or aro
agents for some railway or banking cor
poration. They invite tneir irissnus to
drink and smoke simply out of good fco'
ing, and in tin evening they p-ropos-
walks to interesting piaees. 10 no Dric-i,
the result is an introduction to a ginning
house, where the pigeon is generally
plucked before they let him go. 1 his wo
i-av is one of the ways in which our men
about town wind up their career of plef-s-
ure. Another employment n losiad in
the service of some of the fashionable
clubs, andif a broken-down man aUuf
town does not gt provided for in some
way of this kind, he is quite sure to goto
the devil by a shorter course. As our
men about town are largely addictid ti
female intimacies of a disreputable oh.ir
a:er, the recent decision of a Western
Judge (which may be adopted in our own
State) is of no smalt interest to this class.
According to this decision, a mas and w Ji
man living together may bo adjudged ti
be man and wife, even although there ba
Dcither marriage tie nor evenasambltnci
of it, and parties who are desirous of es
caping what they call the thrall of mat
rimony may find themselves mere mar
ried than they think.
Madame Moore's singularity o" cds
tumc was not appreciated by the Roches
ter police, who arrested her, and sho
was sent to the Penitentiary for two
months. She wore blue pantaloons and
vest, check shirt, sack coat, joekcy hat,
and her neck was tastily dressed with a
stand-to paper col'ar and fashienub'e