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ESTABBISBBD MAKCH 30, 1830;
UNION AND AMEBIC AN,
TEM. TUESDAY, AUGUST 3i, WIS.
OKS m THE CITY OS EiTBTJifcBi
xjl-x auu uhhru -i i'l1 , me extremes
of the -day.
Tbnnbssbe Bonds were guiofc in
New York yesterday, with both .issues
Portion of TYasliingtion Hooded.
Cottox was tteadv inNew York yes
terday, middling Wag quoted at 14
is of Illinois, afijurs that the Be
pubikan Chicago .Tribtme speaks when
it says: "The Sheeted ICh-XIax
Sqasak -and Gibber on Their Roaming
Examiner to look
Important Lumber Decision.
Political Troubles on the
Merchants Exchange Bank.
Frightful Railway Collision
llie European Grain Crops.
Priestly Interference In Politics.
iSbnhtdr Thrirman'B Opinion of tbb
D-U Priests" -Perdratlda of UM
The Funeral ot Ralston.
Servia Joins In the- Revolt.
Tub Democrats of the third Missis
sippi distriet hare nominated for Con
gress Capt. H. D. Jloney, of Montgom
ery. "We do not know whether " H.
D." stands for hard or soft, Irafr the
Kiseissippians want money.'
The Her. Dr. Barnas Sears, agent of
the Peabody Educational Fand, writes
fco the agent for Louisiana that the
trustees of the fund have decided to
withdraw any further appropriation to
that State on aooouQt of the unsettled
condition of affairs there.
The sjaopeis and review of Col.
James "E. Bailey's recent 6peeoh at
Kwyviile, to which we surrender our
editorial space morning, will well
repay perusal. It discusses from a
practical standpoint the industrial
opportunities and duties of Tennes-
The mueh-mooted oousolidation of
the "Western Union and Atlantic &
Pacific Telograph lines has at last come
to pass, and the telegraph Bjstem
almost of the ertire continent of North
America is now gathered into the con
trol of a vast monopoly, with an un
scrupulous money magnate as the rul
ing power. The Western Union ab
sorbs the rival corporation, the terms
of the transfer being a guarantee of an
annual dividend of 7 per cent upon a
25 per coat, valuation of the stock of
the Atlantic &. Pacific, or 2,000,000.-
Tue Republican Chattanooga Com
mercial chimes in with other Southern
papers in making a point on its breth
ren in the North, who talk a good d-al
about " Southern idleness," and are all
the time crying aloud for relief against
the swarms of tramp3, which infest and
overran their own section. It says :
It is clearly a fact that, in proportion
to population, there is not nearlv so
DcatrneUvo '&aln Storm.
WAHureoir,.Oct. 30. The rain storm
yesterday was very destructive. Thirty
Bouses on ii uer ureeKwere noouea nine
icet ucep. iue inmates ilea to trie upper
stories oi more suostanuai uweuings, irom
wneuce mcy were rescued ny raits, atreets
in the vicinity of the navy-yard never be-
lore overflowed, were covered in parts irom
two to three reel; likewise Eleventh and
Twelfth streets. Owing to the bursting
sewers, street cars ceased running. Mer
chants on Pennsylvania avenue lost thou
sands by backing cf water into cellars,
caused by insufficient sewerage. Much
pro pert? was also destroyed or damaeed in
Gerniantown. Rock Creek was biirher
Uiaii for twenty years. Nearly all the boats
oa the creek ami canal were washed upon
ue tuoKs, and several, coal laden, sunk.
It is stated that the destruction of the dam
separating Rock Creek from the Potomac
involves a loss of one hundred thousand
dollars. During the storm the lightning
atrucK utree tewgrapti petes, sniveling tnein
vo atoms, severing communication between
ueorgetown ami lennalleytown.
AlTalrs of California Hanks to bo
The national bank examiner for the Fa
ciGc coast bas been directed by ths Comp
troller oi currency to examine into uie
a Hairs of the National Gold Bank and
Trust Company ot' San Francisco.
A Treasury Decision.
The Secretary of the Treasury has de
emed tuat itewn pine timber, commercially
known as squared or siCed, is subject to
duty at the rate cf one cent per cubic foot,
.ana not twenty per cent- ad valorem, as
heretofore stated by the department.
Loose Style of Business.
Special to the Cincinnati Commercial.
It is known that a bill for $36,000 for
repairs upon a government vessel was re
cently passed through one of the Treasury
ui visions or Account without further
voucher 8r its correctness than the mere
signature of the Clref Constructor of the
Navy. The bill contained no statement of
items, nor was it accompanied by the con
tract or other evidence of authority. This
and other similar cases are mentioned in
which large amounts of money have been,
or were in a fair way to be, paid upon de
mand bills, made out in less form than
bills usually presented to housekeepers for
a load of coal or wood.
ii'uch enforced or voluntary idleness
and loafing in the South as in tl.e
North though this section could spare
several of its worthless fellows, and be
Letter offfor the riddance.
"We expect it would be a good thing
for the colored people of central Georgia
if Morris and Harris, who stirred up
the late trouble and put them to so
much loss, annoyance and distress, and
covered them with suspicion, were sent
to the penitentiary. They are a couple
of unscrupulous, loafing scamps, whom
the negroes cannot afford to support or
have anything to do with. Chattanooga
Me. Morton's reason for not talk
ing about the next Presidential cam
paign is that "he don't known any
thing about it'." But Uiat never keeps
him from talking about finance. New
AN ECCLESIASTICAL ROW.
Illshop McCIoskcy, of L.onisvIIIe, Dis
elpllulu? Ills Clergy An Appeal
from the Bishop to Komc.
Louisville, Aug. 29. Within the past
week there lias been considerable commo
tion among theX'atliolic clergy and laity of
the diocese of Louisville, growing out of
the removal and transfer by Bishop Mc
Closkey of certain well known priests.
The most important in Louisville, and
tliat which excited the liveliest interest,
was tlte removal of Rev. Father Bax, pastor
of St. James, Louisville, and his transfer
to Bowling Green, Ky., in place of Rev.
Father TJeYries, w1k was ordered to Har-densbi-rg,
this State. Father DeVries re
fused to go and appealed to Rome, which
action and otlter circumstances of a rebel
lious character connected with the re
movals, caused Bishop McCloskey to de
pute Very Rev. Father Boucbet, Vicar
General, and Very Rev. Father
Dunn, Chancellor, to proceed to Rome
for tlw purpose of representing the
case. They are now on their way to
Rome. The action of Uie Bishop in mak
ing the clwnges is the subject of much
comment in Catlwlic circles, especially in
St. John's congregation, who made an ap
jeal to Uie Bishop to rescind tins order re
moving Father Bax, but without effect.
Many wild rumors arc set afloat concerning
lite changes. Various absurd and extrava
gant stories were being freely circulated in
order to allay what was threatened to be
come a public scandal. Bishop McCloe
key concluded, although contrary to usage,
to explain matters from the pulpit, doing
so to day in the presence of a latge con
gregation of Catltolics. The Bisbop de
fended his action and assigned as a cause
that De Vries refused to furnish a yearly
report of the financial condition of the
pari&li, for which he was removed to an
other charge. De Vries refused to go, and
appealed to Rome from the order of Bishop
MeCIoekcy. The case excites much inter
est, as appeals -from Bishops are rarely
The Rebellion on tho Isthmus.
Both the North Atlantic and South
Pacific squadrons will rendezvous at Pana
ma and Aspmwaii during me ieoeinon on
the Isthmus. Our government has been
lully advised of progress of the political
troubles there, and weeks ago, at the sug
gestion ot the state Department, Hear At
miral Mullaney was ordered to keep several
of the vessels of the squadron at Aspinwall.
The Richmond and Omaha are at Panama,
and the Shawmut at Aspinwall.
Another Chance for Delano to Ex
Special to the Cincinnati Oazette.
Samuel Walker returns to his attacks
uponiue interior Department, anu, in a
published letter, makes some serious
charges, lie says that the cost of carriages
and horses in the Secretary's office is $9,000
annually, much of which is illegal; that
one of the carriages, a driver, and two
horses are now at Mt. Vernon, O., and have
been there for four months, and that the
driver's wife, wlto is employed in the Pa
tent Office, draws his pay during his ab
sence. Walker also says that a Jgeranium
and bouquet nursery is maintained for the
department officers at an expense of ten
thousand dollars to the Government.
Walker also 'charges that the department,
in letting the contract for supplies to the
Red Cloud Agency, pays McCoun, the con
tractor, for transportation from Omaha to
Cheyenne, when by law the Union Pacific
road is required to transport supplies free
for the Government.
Unsettled Condition of Markets.
Another Heavy Failure.
Fifty Ccuts on the Dollar.
PnclBR Kncejfor tho Championship.
Bostox, Aug. 30. The pacing race for a
purse ot $&,000 and the championship of
the United States, came off at Mystic Tark
this evening in the presence of 2,1 00 spec
tators. Out of ten nominations onlv four
started, Sleepy George, Copperbottom,
Granger and Sallie, the former selling
favorite against the field.
Mile beats, to harness, best 3 in 5, purse
$5,000; $2,000 to tlte first, $1,500 to the
second, $1,000 to the third, $70 to tlte
G. H. Smith's (Steubsnville, O.)
fag Sleepy George 2 111
J. H. Goswell's (Laurel, Ind.) b
in Sallie 12 2 2
W- II. Crawford's (New York) rg
Copperbottom -1 3 3 3
Jas. Walker's (Lawreiiceburg,Ind)
ch s Granger 3 4 dis.
Time, 227L. 2.-3tf, 2:21, 2:2T.
A Water Spout.
Muskogee. I. T., Aug. 20. A terrible
water spout fell two miles north of Caddo
at 11 o'clock to-day. For two hours suc
ceeding, Uie rain fell in torrents. At Uie
crossing of the Missouri, Kansas, and
Texas Railroad tlte water rose twelve feet
in two hours, displacing tlte bridge between
Caddo and Carey, and overflowing the
track for several miles. The passenger
train was delayed some time in making re
pairs and tlte freight trains abandoned. It
was impossible to see t4i feet from the
Lincoln, III., Aug. 20. A disease,
known as the Spanish fever, is creating
havoc among herds of caUle lately import
ed iiao thte county froin Kansas and the
Tnscttlcd State or tho Markets.
New Yoke, Aug. 30. At the Stock Ex
change prkg6 are lower, because of rumors
of an unsettling character respecting BaiU
morc interests. So far as known, the ru
mors originated at the Stock Exchange.
The general feeling that cash gold is to be
locked up has stiffened Uie pi ice of gold and
also weakened foreign exchange, which
latter s down; also tending to weaken ex
change. The belief is that the Syndicate
have a large amount of bills to put on the
maiket. lhere was nothing new or start
ling from California received in the street
up to 11:30. There is some anxiety to
know Uie feeling in San Francisco to-day. A
private telegram last night intimated that
Mining Stock Board would not reopen for
some days jet- It is said that at least
43,000 pounds, and one report says 60,000
pounds, of bills of the Bank California
were sold the week before the failure, and
could not have reached London for pre
sentation for acceptance before tlte failure
was known by cable. Washington dis
patches state that application for
SG0O.O0O Gold Coin Transfers
have been received to-day. The treasury
declines them and will make no further
transfers at present.
A cashier of a prominent Baltimore bank
says there is probably no foundation for
rumors in the street that some banks in
Baltimore are in trouble.
Another 500,000 Failure.
The 1'ont says Lee & Shepherd, Boston
publisliers, and Lee, Sliepberd & Dilling
ham, of this city, have tailed. Liabilities
about $500,000. This morning the acting
partner ef house, Mr. Dillingham, made an
unconditionally assignment to Jas. Miller,
Uie publisher. A private telegram received
from Boston this morning gives the liabili
ties of the firm at $1,000,000. Mr. Miller
and other prominent publishers, wlto are
well informed in regard to the business of
tfie house, say that the sum involved will
not exceed $350,000, and that tliey will
probably be able to pay fifty cents on the
dollar. The New York branch is a com
paratively new concern, of which Messrs.
Lee & Sltepberd are two-thirds partners,
the remaining share being owned.by Mr.
Dillingham. Debts of this house amount
to about si&v.uw.
San Feancieco, Aug. 29. In the citv
churches to-day the attendance was un
usually large, drawn by memorial sermons
delivered in many of them on the death of
-air. nalston. 'lhegeneral tenorofthe dis
courses was eulogistic of the popular, able
anu generous character ot the deceased,
with due discriminaUon in regard to the
errors of his course.
As regards what has been said of the In
fluence extended by the Call and Bulletin
in their strictures upon Ralston in causimr
the crash, it was also admitted that the facts
prove these strictures to have been well
grounded, and that they could have had no
oaa etiect on the bant had it not been in
Balaton's Deed of Trnst.
San Francisco. Aug. 80. The deed of
Ralston to Wm. Sharon conveys all his
property, real and personal, wherever found.
and absolute ownership, with the right to
dispose of the same on such terms and
prices as he deems best, and to apply the
same and proceeds thereof, and of oronertv
. . :
nereuy conveyed, to such purposes and
uses as said Wm. Sharon may, in his judg
ment, aeein nest lor our joint and several
Befnse to Honor Ills Memory.
The Board of Supervisors vesterdav met
... - . .r
wiiu cioseo ooors. it transpires that a
heated discussion arose and the policy of
taking no action with regard to the resolu
tion in memory of Ralson was adopted
with only one dissentins vote. A majority
oi uie ooaru sigmned their intention ol at
tending the funeral in nriyate canaciUes.
business win, to a great extent, bo sus
pended during the funeral to-daj. "
Merchants xchans:o Bank.
The Merchants Exchanse Bank does not
open this morning in accordance with the
almost positive assmance of Uie Secretary
given yesterday. It may nossiblv do so
during the day. It will depend on the suc
cess oi negotiations now pendimr. Officers
are apparently somewhat less confident of
immediate resumption than yssterday, but
say any delay is merely temporary.
The National Gold Bank and Trust
Company say the outlook is favorable.
Flutter Among? Distillers.
-there is a flutter among distillers and
revenue agents here, in conseauenca of the
presence oi special i;ovcnuo Agent Clatk,
who is examing the a flairs on Uie coast.
Saturday evening the deputy collector at
Aniioclv Contra Coote county, seized Jost's
distillery and twenty-six thousand gallons
of spirits, valued at fifty thousand dollars.
on cliarge of illicit manufacture of whisky.
A 1 W ill- .
iuui uiiinuu uonars were iransierred
by the Treasury to-day to the banl?s, addi
tional to the amount previously reported,
but not staled to what banks.
The Suspended Bank.
A prominent banker reports that the im
mediate cause of the demand by the direc
tion of the Bank of California for Ralston's
resignation was that during Uie investiga
tion a lot of bills receivable from irresponsi
ble parties, aggregating in the neighborhood
of a milion dollars, with no collaterals.
wore discovered. It was also reported that
it was the intention of the directors to
have subsequently called Ralston into the
council, to avail themselves of his intimate
knowledge of the business of the bank.
Rumors are afloat this mornine of an at
tachment issued against the Bank of Cali
fornia, but reference to Uie records sltow
nothing of the kind as yet. It is reported
that some heavy stock brokers and others
who have borrowed large sums, in one case
amounting to half a million, for the benefit
ot tue uant of California, securing tlteir
own bills payable with the stock of the
bank-, are likely to become lieavily involved.
Stock of the Bank of California cannot be
given away at present.
Collection day is thus far orocTCssinc
with a mutual feeling of accominodaUon
among business inen. It will be difficult
to ascertain how matters stand before even
Funeral of Bniston.
.tue luncrai services ol Kaiston are now
being held at Calvary Presbyterian Church.
corner Geary and Powell streets. Obituary
services are being conducted by Rev. John
Hemphill. The National Guards are largely
represented, as are also many civic and be
nevolent associations, officers and em
ployees of various manufacturing enter
prises, corporation, educational aud bust
n ess bodies, and an immense concourse of
citizens, b lags of the city are at half-mast
and many business houses closed.
G BEAT BBtTAlK.
London, Aug. 20. The Scotch exnress
on Ihe Midland road collided to-day with
the excursion train from Morecambe to
Bradford, near Kildwick. Five persons were
killed and forty injured, several probably
London, Aug. 30. Late advices from
the Government Polar Expedition has been
received from West Greenland. The Alert
and Discovery had arrived at Disco, after a
pleasant passage from England. Both
sailed from Bittenbank July 27. for Uie
Upper Novik. All well. Preperations have
been made for pushing as far north as pos
sible in Uie Alert, and for sledge expedi
tions beyond Uie pole.
Dublin, Aug. 30. The Pope has con
ferred the Grand Cross of tho Order of St.
Gregory on Uie Lord Mayor of Dublin.
The strike of mill operatives in Dundee
continues, but Is believed to be nearing its
end. Negotiations are in progress for a
compromise and a satisfactory result is ex
ihe JIarkx,ane Jxpress, reviewing Uie
grain markets and crop reports of the week,
says the continuance ot nne weather
has enabled farmers to secure
a large amount of produce
in fine condition. The more, however.
that is seen of Uie new crop, the more
complaints are made of both quality and
yield. This is also Uie ca;e in France.
Holland and Hamburg report that samples
are of tho highest excellence. Prices in
Great Britain are yet unsettled. Markets
in several places show a decline of Is and 2s.
In France the reduction is about the same.
Flour in Paris has been steady, though
wheat has given away on account of freer
Eiue, Pa., Aug. 30. The Erie County
Democratic Convention to-day unanimous
ly resolved to present Wm. A. Galbreath,
of this city, as a candidate for Governor at
Uie coming State Convention, but Mr.
Galbreath, by letter, emphatically declined
to allow the use of his name, and will not
be a candidate.
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 30. The
yellow fever disappeared at Barrancas. The
Mayor issued a proclamation removing
quarantine agaiust Pensaeola, as that city
is perJeclly healthy.
Arrest or n Murderer.
Memphis, Aug. 30. Aleck Stephenson,
the negro who assassinated Jas. U. McNeil,
last Friday, near Scarloua Landing, Ark ,
was arrested Saturday and committed with
out bail, lie having been identified by Mc-Neilrs-ltaude
as tlte negro seen escaping
when the shots were fired. It is believed
Stepheosbn'was instigated to kill McNeil
by other jparties. -
CEOIES AND CASUALTIES.
Fatal Stabbing Affray Matricide.
New York, Aug 30. Building Inspec
tor Henry McLoughliu, of Brooklyn, was
latally stabbed early yesterday morning
while himself and two friends were defend
ing themselves from a wanton attack made
by a party of young ruffians.
I bos. Colliehan was arrested yesterday
charged with killing his mother, Saturday
night, in their residence 160 South Fifth
A Politlco-Bcllglous Affray.
Columhus, Aug. 30. On Friday last.
James Dunn, Catholic, aud Robert Coul
ter, Protestant, both employed in Uie roll
ing mill here, became very much heated
over a discussion of religious matters, and
became very angry. The ailair culminated
yesterday by a tencwal of the discussion
and the shooting of Dunn by Coulter.
Tho ball from a revolver entered Dunn's
side, and it is quite probable be is fatally
injured. Coulter has not been seen since
Duel In the Dark.
Waco, Texas, Aug. 30. A duel was
fought last night in the dark, distance four
feet, weapons six shooters, between Chas.
Corrick and J. M.Turner. Three shots were
fired. Turner was killed. Trivial quar
rel. A Brother Accidentally Bills Two
Sisters, Wonndi Another and Illm
sclf. Boston, Aug. 30. Yesterday, at Hop
kinton, a boy named Morris Ryan, aged 16,
started down stairs with a loaded gun, in
tending to shoot a cat, when his sister
Mary, aged 15, who desired to save the cat's
life, caught her brother by the shoulder to
pull him back. At the same time two
other sisters, younger than Mary, came to
the head of the stairs. In Uie scuflle be
tween Morris and Mary Uie gun went off,
killing Mary and one of the other sisters.
The other sister was wounded in the arm
and Morris was wounded in the eye. The
mother is a widow.
Tho Body or an Unknown Man Fonnd
In a Creek.
Louisville, Aug. 30. The body of an
unknown man bas been found at the mouth
of Otter creek, Meade county, Kentucky,
with a stone weighing 50 pounds attached
to his neck and an axe gash across h's fore
head. He cannot be recognized but was
probably murdered and thrown in tho
Colujibus, O., Aug. 30. Daniel R.
Groom, a well known farmer residing near
Graveport in this county, committed sui
cide by hanging himself in his bam this,
morning, (i rooms' mind has been set ious
ly affected for some time.
A Mnrdercr Shot.
Mupkooee, I. T., Ang. 30. Ten days
since, as John Hatcliel, a brother of Thos.
Hatcliet, member of the Cherokee Nation
al Council, was sitting in the doorway of
his liouse, lie was assaulted by Clias. Bur
gress, a ngro, and killed. Chief Ross of
fered a reward of $200 for the arrest of the
murderer. Sheriff McCracken, of Coo
woskoskoowee district, arrested Burgess
Saturday last. While the prisoner was in
the basils of Uie sheriff's posse, he attempt
ed to escape and was shot and killed on
the spot by tho officers.
Raousa, Aug. 20 One thousand Servi
an volunteers, under the leadership of
Zeiers, have entered Herzegovina. It is
rumored that an insurrection has broken
out in Albania.
London, Aug. 30, 0 a. u The Daily
iVacs5 special from Berlin says advices from
Herzegovina confirm Uie report that the in
surgents have rejected the advice of Euro
pean powers to suspend hostilities, and
also that they demand the independence of
Vifnna, Aug. 30. Three battalions of
the Turkish expedition which landed at
Heck have reached Mastar without opposi-
.! T- 1 O ,
uuii. x our mousauu Servians nave en
tered Turkish territory and encamped at
Navi, where they have seized the telegraph
lines. Bands of Servians liave appeared in
Balkar mountains, and are endeavoring to
incite to Bulgarians against the Porte.
.London, Aug. u. A Berlin correspon
dent telegraphs that Northern Bosnia is in
full rebellion against the Porte. Insur
gents of Herzgovinia have established a
national government. Montenegro and
Servia are actively preparing for war. The
official press of Montenegro does not
conceal its sympathy with the movement.
London, Aug. 30. A special to the
Times from Berlin, says: "Tlwre is no doubt
that all of Northern Bosnia along Uie river
Save Is full of rebellion. Tlia fugitives who
sought safety on Austrian soils number
fcU.UOO, and are mostly wives and children
of rebels who have deserted their villages
and made for the hills. In Herzegoviuia
Uie insurgents have forme I a natioual cov-
ernmcnt under Lynbobratich. Theinsurgent
leaders bavebeen assured by their Montene
grin friends that very shortly Montenegro will
came to their assistance. In Servia mili
tary organizations continue. In Belgrade
the war office has ordered Uie arus, etc.,
of Uie militia to be made ready for immedi
ate inspection. The Servia militia men
have been directed to provide themselves
with three days' food, should tbvy be called
out. Provisions are being stored in the
fortress. Arrangements have been made to
seize all horses in Uie country. The steady
growth of the rebellion may be inferred from
the following passage in a Montegrin official
journal, the Glas-Cernagoza:
"The insurrection is fast assuming for
midable dimensions. Symptoms of seri
ous designs multiply. .Men are yearning
for war, and oily-tongued diplomacy is im
patient to prevent them. This time insur
rection is sure to result in emancipation.
Not the rulers, but nations will decide
what is to be done. If the rebellion be
comes general, Servia and Montenegro will
not be idle spectators. Now or never!"
Vienna, Ang. 30. The Political Cor
reepondenzo says Montengro has com
pleted negotiations with Turkey, by which
tne former binds herself to remain neutral
between Turkey and Herzegovina, in con
sideration of certain territorial concessions.
Tlie Prcsse says 21,000 Bosnian Chris
tians have tied to Austrian territory. The
whole district from the mountains to the
rivers Nuna and Sauna, having been
abandoned by Christians and devatated by
the iurKs. Kumors, deemod unreliable
however, are afloat, to the effect that Prince
Milan, of Servia, has abdicated. Nikitka,
of Montonegro, has been appointed Gen
eralissimo of the Bosnian Insurrectionists.
Madrid. Aug. 29. The Ministerial
Council decided to send 12,000 troops to
Cuba by Soft. 29, and 10,000 more in October.
London, Aug. 30, 6 a. si. A special to
the Daily yews, from Jourg la Dawe, says
that the formal surrender of Seo do Urgel
occurred on Friday. Tho citadel was
handed over to the Alfonsists on Saturday.
Rome, Aug. 30. The Voce Delia Vcrita
says editorially that the capitulation oi l
Seo De Urgel may determine Don Carlos
to disband his forces and await a more fa
vorable period to renew the struggle."
San Skuastian, Aug. 30. Intelligence
from Tolosa is to the effect that the Carlists
are greatly discouraged. Don Carles is at
Madrid, Aug. 30. It is officially an
nounced that Quintallas' band of, Carlists
has been completely routed near Santander.
Rome, Aug. 30. Garibaldi is at
home in Caprera, confined by illness
suiting from overwork on his scheme
Uie improvement or the Tiber.
Rome, Aug. 30. Cardinal McCloskey is
expected to arrive hero Sept. 4. He will
onlv receive the ring and Utles pertaining
to his new dignity, and not receive the hat,
because its invesiture would entail a grand
Malta. Aug. 20. The American Con
sul at Tripoli and family landed hero to
day, from the United states steamer con
gress. Their r.bsence from Tripoli is
deemed expedient lest new unpleasant in
cidents should anse.
TIavana. Ausr. 20. Another revolution
has besun in Santo Domingo. Ex-Prcsi-
dent Baez bas been rrocla'nied President
by the revolutionists.
The Hague, Aug. 50. Tho Institute
International has approved Uie three rules
of the treaty of Washington as a basis for
defining the duUes of a neutral state.
Speech fit ClevSlanli iiast gritrtrliriy,
Cincinnati Commercial llsport.
In dose connection with the false" clamor
about Uie schools is another false clamor of
priestly Interference la politics. We hoar
a great deal said about a bill passed by the
last Leg-slature, commonly called tho
"Geghan Bill," and to listen to a Radial
stumper or read a Radical newspaper, a
man, knowing nothing else of the subject,
would suppose that tbt bill Is a frightful
enormity giving peculiar and ImihenSo ad
vantages to tho Catholic Church over the
other churches in the State. But these
alarmists take good cars not to produce the
bill itself; because it is only necessary to
read it to seo that there Is no foundation
whatever for their denunciations. There
is not a word about the Catholic Church in
the Geghan law, not a provision that gives
to that church the slightest preference over
any other church, not a provision that is
not found in substance in the Constitution
of the State, and that was not found in our
old Constitution, lifer since Ohio has
been a State, ewer since the year of our
Lord 1802, the principles of the Geghan
bill have been a part of our fundamental
law. The old Constitution declared
"That all men have a natural and inde
feasible right to worship Almighty God ac
cording to the dictates of conscience, that
no human authority can, m any case chat-
crer, control or interfere with the rights of
conscience; that no man shall be compelled
to attend, erect or support any place of
worship, or to maintain any ministry
aga nst his consent; that no preierence shall
ever be given, oy law, to any religious so
ciety or mode of worship, and no religious
test shall be required, as a quaiihcation, to
any office of trust or profit. But religion,
morality and knowledge, being essentially
necessary to good government and Uie hap
piness of mankind, schools aud the means
of instruction shall forever be encouraged
by legislative proviaion, not inconsistent
with the rights of conscience.''
The same provision, enlarged in its
scope, is found in the present Constitution,
which declares, Article l, section i, that:
"All men have a natural and indefeasi
ble iigbt to worship Almighty God accord
ing to the dictates or their own conscience.
No person shall bo compelled to attend,
erect or support any place of worship, or
maintain any form of worship, against his
consent; and no preference shall be given,
by law, to any religious society; nor shall
any intcrfereno) with Uie rights of con
science be permitted. No religious test
shall be required, as a qualification for
office, nor shall any person be incompetent
to be a witness on account of ms religious
belief; but nothing herein shall be construed
to dispense with oaths and affirmations.
Religion, morality and knowledge, how
ever, being essential to good government, it
shall be the duty of the General Assembly
to pass suitable laws to protect every reli
gious denomination in the peaceable en
joyment of its own mode of public worship,
aud to encourage schools and Uie means of
Now, this constitutional provision com
pletely covers the Geglian law, for what
man will dare assert that the inmates of
our asylums, or eveu the convicts in our
ponitentiary, are less entitled to the rights
of conscience than other men, or less en
titled to the ministry of religion, or that
they can be compelled to attend any place
of worship against their consent? The
Constitution embraces every man, woman
and child in the State, the guilty as well
as the innocent, Uie prisoner as well as the
freeman.' The Legislature can inflict pen
alties for the commission of crime, but
there is one penalty it cannot inflict, one
penalty that the Constitution Imperatively
forbids, and that is a deprivation of the
rights cf conscience. And now, what is
Uie Geghan law? Let me read it, and you
will see that every word I have said of it
is strictly correct, and that the clamor
against it has not the slightest foundation
in reason or truth. It reads as follows:
"An Act to seenre liberty of conscience in mat
ters or tension to perrons imprisoned, or de
tained by authority of law:
"Section 1. Be it enacted by the General
Assembly of Uf State of Ohio, that as lib
erty of conscience is not forfeited by rea
son of conviction of crime, or by reason of
detention In any penal reformatory or elee
mosynary institution, or in any house of
refuge, work-ltouse, jail, or public asylum
iu this State, no person in any such insti
tution f hall be compelled to attend re
ligious worship or instruction of a form
against the dictates of bis or her conscience,
and it shall be Uie duty of every director,
trustee, superintetulent or other person
having in charge, any such institution, to
furnish ample and equal facilities to all
such persons for receiving Uie ministrations
ol the authorized clergyman oi tueir own
religious denominations or persuasions,
under such reasonable rules and regula
tions as the trustees, directors, managers or
superintendents shall make; but no such
rules shall be so construed as to prevent
the clergymen of any denomination from
lully administering the rites ot nis denom
inationto such inmates; provided, such
ministration entails no expense on the
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from
and after its possaga.
"Geo. L. Converse,
"Speaker of Uie House of Representatives.
"President of the Senate.
"Passed March 30, 1875."
When this bill first passed the House of
Representatives there were sixty votes for
and thirty-two votes against it, and among
those who voted tor :t were seven conspicu
ous Republicans, one of whom, I am told,
was and is a Piotestant preacher of the
Gospel. But immediately afterward the
idea entered the heads of the party man
agers that some party capital might be
made out of the bill, that it might be made
to assist the anrs-Catbolic and Know-Noth-ing
cry about to be raised for party pur
poses; and hence these seven Republicans
were induced, by party considerations, to
forego their judgment, and to vole for a re
consideration of the bill, and, only four
days after they had voted for it, four of
them voted against it, and three of them
omitted to vote at all. Now, if the bill
were a bad bill, why were seven Republi
cans found voting for it, before the party
lasli was applied to their backs? And why
did three of them stand out so far as to let
it pass without their dissent? If it is a
bad law, why did not Uie Republican State
Convention condemn it and demand
its repeal? They were ready enoueh
to condemn the Legislature, but
you find not one word in their platform
condemning this law. If it is a bad law,
why did the Republican Convention of
Hamilton connty, on last Wednesday, re
fuse to pass a resolution demanding its re
peal? If it is a bad law. why has not
some Republican orator, from Gen. Hayes
down to the least of them, or some Repub
lican newspaper, great or small, pointed out
wherein it is bad? But you hear nothing
of that kind from tliose speakers; you see
nothing of that kind in those papers; but
you hear and see general declamation with
out end, passionate appeals without truth
or 'decency, and misrepresentations with
out stint or limit. You bear it asserted
that however unobjectionable the hill may
be, it was passed in obedience to preistly
dictation, and this assertion is made a
text for a crusade against the Catholic
Church and wholesale denunciation of the
Democratic party. But what foundation
is there for the charge? That some Catho
lic priest, or pries's, may have expressed
themselves in favor of the bill is, for aught
I know, true: Uiat some Catholic newspa
per may have advocated its passage may also
be true; but pray, tell me, when Ud a man
lose his rights as an American citizen
by being a Ca',bolic priest? when did it
come to pass that npon a measure touching
the rights of conscience, a Catholic news
paper was bound to be silent? And when,
in the forum of reason, patriotism and
common sense, did an indiscreet remark of
a preaclier or a newspaper, furnish a just
reason for assailing an entire Christian
Church and an entire political party? And
when did tuey furnish a just ground for
charging Uie members of a General As
sembly, chosen by tlte people and knowing
their responsibility to the pdbpie, with suc
cumbing to priestly dletatfoa?
Nine-tenths, at least, of the members
who voted for the Geghan bill were Pro
testants, or sympathized with Protestant
him. Not a few of them are earnest and
active members of Protestant churches.
Some cf them represented eonatituencies
In WhlrJh tho CaUioHes are scarcely one in
a hundred of the people. Did these men
succumb to Catholic dictation?
"ere tirt 4evan Republicans, tho Pro
testant preacher included; who St
first voted for the bill, servsthU of the
Pope? Is there any man not aa Idiot, Oc
utterly blinded by prejudice, who does not
see that the chafgg la absurd, that it is a
mere trick of party managers, woo Sre will
ing to jeopard religion, convulse society
and sow the seeds of perpetual discord in
order to achieve party success? Can not any
man in his senses seo that if party ascend
ancy can be obtained one year by attacking
a particular church, it may be obtained at
another time by attacking some other
e'lurcb? I can remember when a Univer
salis Wasct allowed to testify as a wit
ness in Some of the iHatesr when it was
necessary to believe in hell-fire in order to
give testimony about a horse or an ass,
when, In som nelghorhoods, he was re
garded as a foe to religion and worse than
an inhdol. There are many people
yet who think Uiat a Unitarian denies
Uie truth of Scripture, and deserves
Uie frowns and condemnation of all true
Christians. There are others who reeard
Uie Quakers as enemies of Government, be
cause iney insist npon the gospel of peace
and dony tte lawlessness of war. There
are others who regard thoEpiscopal Church
as a sort of adjunct to Rome. And so nf
all the sects, there Is not one against whom,
in the minds of other sectaries, prejudice
may not be excited; and if Uiat prejudice is
to take the form of political waifare, UWe
is no sect that will be secure from Ha bale
ful influence. The Radical manaeors now
assail the Catholics, knowing them to be in
a minority. Were the Protestants in a
minority. I dare say some of these same
managers would be found assailing them.
JNo, my mends, the only safe
ground to stand npon is the Demo
cratic principle of equal rights and perfect
freedom of conscience, embodied iu our
Federal and State constitutions. The
churches are powerful and efficient instru
mentalities for good, and whatever may be
a man's belief or disbelief in theological
tenets, he cannot truthfully deny their con
servative power over Uie morals and peace
of society. But whenever they shall be
dragged into the mire of poliUcs, whenever
warfare upon a church shall become a bteh
road to political preferment, you may rest
assured that a blow at their usefulness will
have been dealt that will require many
years of pain and suffering before its evil
effects will erase to be felt.
To bear a Radical stumper talk of the
Catholic Church you would think, if vou
knew no better, that all the members of
that church are under the absolute dominion
of their preists: Uiat the priest has but to
point his finger, and his whole flock vote
for Uie party to which he points. There
never was a more unfounded assertion,
never a greater libel pronounced against a
body of American freemen. In natters of
religion, the Catholtc reverenUy receives
the instructions of Ins spiritual guide; in
secular matters he acts, as other men aet.
upon the dictates of bis own judemeat.
There are tens of thousands of Catholics
who vote, and have always voted, the Re
publican Ucket, and if the number of such
VAf la I TTninUlilnrr if Sa Twf Kaaoxma f I
priestly domination, out because the spirit
of Know-Nothingism again stalks abroad,
and threatens to obtain complete possession
of Uie Republican party.
It is not many years since Archbishop
Hughes, of New York, and Archbishop
Purcell, of Cincinnati, were open support
ers of Lincoln's administration, and were
much applauded by the Republican leaders
for that support. Then not one of those
leaders was heard to utter a word about
priestly interference in politics, or nriestlv
domination. On the contrary, these vener
able prelates were lauded to Uie skies by
the Itepublican partys and their example
everywhere cited as an inducement to
Catltolics to vote the Republican ticket.
Nay, further, President Lincoln manifested
his hkfh reeard far liu Arnhhiehan nf Vow
Yorkby sending him on a mission to Eu
rope, and Uie whole Republican party ap
plauded the act. But did Uie course taken
by those eminent prelates none more
eminent or better entitfed to the regard of
.1 , I f . I . . , ..
iueir uucks aou ot muiiKUHl (XHliTW ine
Catholic vote? Every man of you is read
to say, no, for it is as notorious as Uiat the
sun gives light to the earth, Uiat the great
body of Catholics continued to vote as
they had been accustomed to vote the
Democrats continued to be Democrats, ami
Uie Republicans continued to be Republicans.
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It is a little cnrioBS to hear Republican
speakers denounce what they call Uie inter
ference of the Catholic priesthood in poli
tics, and then turn over a few pages of his
tory and see what the Protestant rmestbood
hare done, not only with the approbation,
but encouraged by the load plaudits of these
same Republicans. Have you forgotten the
petition to Congress ot three thousand (I
think that was tlte number) Protestant
ministers, denouncing the policy of a Dem
ocratic administration, and with what a
flourish of truupets it was presented and
applauded? And is it not an undeniable
fact Uiat no Democrat ever suggested or
thought of assailing a Protestant church
because of that "priestly interference in
politics?' Is it not an undeniable fact that
that though the form and language of the
petition were criticised, tnongn it was said
it was of questionable propriety for the
petitioners to appear in their clerical char
acter and hot in their simple capacity of cit
izens, yet no one was found to deny tbeir
right of petition, or to vil'fy their churches
because they exercised that right? Have
you forgotten Uie advent in Washington of
a large body ot I'roteetant clergy of
Chicago, who almost assumed to speak iu
Uie name of the Almighty when demand
ing of President Lincoln the is
suance of the .Emancipation iTocla
mation? and is not every man
of you a witness of the fact that Uiat
"priestly Interference in politics" occasion
ed no Democratic assault upon a Protestant
church, while on the other hand it was lus
tily applauded by Uie Republican leaders
and- the Republican press ? And yet these
same leaders and this same press are ready
to go into spasms if a Catholic priest has
the audacity to exorcise his right as au
American citizen, and express, however
modestly, a political opinion that is not
orthodox according to the Radical creed.
r ellow-citizens, l am not a (Jatnoiic and
I have no desire to draw comparisons be
tween tho Protestant and Catholic priest
hood, but since the latter are so freely de
nounced for what is called their interference
In politics, it may not be amiss to aac a
few plain questions.
What man ever iimu a political sermon
from a Catholic pulpit? I am sure I
never did, nor did I ever read or hear of
What man can number the political ser
mons prmcneu irom i'rotestani pulpits,
Irom Uiat of Henry Ward Beeeher, in Ply
mouth Church, down to thtt of the hum
blest edifice whose spire points to
Whatman C7er beard of a Catholic
priest making a stump speech? I am sura
I never did, nor do I believe snen a mine
But who can tell how many Protestant
ministers have takeu the stamp, from
Henry Ward Beecber down to the Gran
What man ever heard of a Catholic priest
being a candidate for office? I know that
I never did, nor do I believe that any one
of you ever did.
Bat how many i'rotestani raiaisiers nave
held, and liow many yet bold office, from
Uie halls of Congress find of the State Legis
tnres, down to the humbler offices of Uie
county, city and the town?
Fellow-citizens, you will much misun
derstand me if you suppose that, in any
thing I have said, I mean to censure, much
less condemn, any Protestant Church or
any Protestant Priest. On the contrary, I
stand here to defend the rights of every
church, and to maintain Uiat every man,
he lie Christian or Jew, Protest ant or Cath
olic, priest or layman, believer or unbeliev
er, shall enjoy, to Uie fullest extent, his
rights as a citizen; Uiat be shall have the
rights guaranteed by our Constitution
Federal and State the right of free speech,
therigltt to petition the law-making power,
Uie right to vote as be sees fit, the right to
hold office, and, meet sacreu ef all, the
right to worsh p Almighty uoa according
to the dictates of bis own conscience. I
stand here to maintain that he shall not be
Uadueed and proscribed because he exer
cises these rights; Uiat a vindictive prejudice
shall not be excited against him because be
exercises them; that he shall be, to all in
tents and purposes, what the Conrtitntion
makes him, a free man. I stand here to
denounce the agitators who would practi
cally deprive any man of these rights, to
denounce the Know-Nothing spirit thai
seeks to reduce Catholics and ftfetgn bom
citizens to the status of a degraded dass in
community, to denounce the hypocrisy that
pretends that our schools are in danger, or
that our legislation is controlled by any
priesUiood whatever; and I stand here to
appeal to you, whatever may be your reli
gious belief or disbelief, whatever are or
may have been your political affiliations,
whatever may be your calling or occupa
tion, whatever may be the land in Winch
your eyes first beaeld the sun, to set tbs
seal of your condemnation upon the most
heartless, insiocere, ilberal,anti-Acan
and dangerous attack npon freedom of con
scieneeTtbe rights of the cIUmb, the peace
of society and the welfare of your Gevera
ment, ever made in America since th
Know-XotblBg banner, twenty years ago,
went down la the dust.
Trlnl or the Hejcro insurreclIonUt.
A VOL' st A, Ang. 30. The trial of thene
eroesebareedwith insurrection, commenced
L day at SandersviHe, Judge Herscbe
V. Johnson presiding. The grand jury is
composed of the best dtker of the county,
the foreman being Master of , h'a'0
Graiw-. The judge cautioned the jwry to
divest themselves of all passion and preju
dice, and instructed them to con
form strictly to the law; to expel
from their bosoms every feeling of hatred,
malice or revenge. The law throws over
both races the same ami equal protection.
The mry must ignore the fact that the ac
cused are negroes, that they wer ever
slaves, and deal with them as if tliey were
whites. In Uie trial the State will be rep
c essnkfl by the State and Distriet Attorney
Geoerab, and others, and the accused by
Hon. A. T. Ackerman and sewal of Uie
leading members of Uie local bar.
LociSYlLLB, Aug. 80. Jas.B.McCrea
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ducted Into office at Frankfort to-morrow
fLa uuiil inatisuaral ceremouies. He
will lake the oath at 12 oc ock, and then
deliver an address, after which a salute will
lie fired from the arsenal by the Preston
Light Artillery of Louisville, and conclude
with a grand ball at right.
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Um wife of prisoner, u4htted with him,
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