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DAILY, WEEKLY
OFFICB, No* 5l CiihK.SY.
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TRiUINBCOh ChW«t
TUESDAY. JULY - ISG7.
CrT* Rear Admiral Pierson died yesterday
at Portsmouth, N. n., at tbc a<>e of sixty
eight years.
Js7* The Wasbbure Homestead, at Liver
more, Maine, was totally destroyed by lire
on Saturday night.
A quantity of new flour was received
in this city yesterday, from the Union Mills,
at Dongola, Union County, Illinois. This is
the first arrival of the season
Information received at the Agricul
tural Bureau up to Saturday last, fully con
firm the previous reports of a superior wheat
crop this year. It is believed the yield will
be fully two huedred million bushels.
STYbe patriotic citizens of the State of
Michigan have' subscribed a handsome fund
for the erection of a suitable monument to
its dead soldiers and sailors killed in the late
war. The corner-stone will be laid at De
troit on the Fourth, and arrangements have
been completed to make the attendant cere
monies every wise worthy the occasion.
The design of the monument, which will
stand on the Campus Martins in the city of
Detroit, was furnished by the distinguished
American sculptor, Randolph Rogers, it
will cost $50,000.
Late Colorado papers slate that the
railroad connection between the Pacific
Railroad at Crow Creek, and Golden City, lu
the ininirg recions ol Colorado, will be com
fki- J in May, ISA?. Tbecalculatedapprox
imatc distance from the Union Pacific Rail
road, Omaha Branch, on Crow Creek, to
Golden City, by the first route is about
cightv-four miles; and by South Platte and
Clear Creek valleys to Golden City, about
nini-tv eight miles. The leuetb of the pro
posed bianch to Denver Is about seven miles.
£??"In the Surratt trial, veaterday, the
cr* ‘t* examination of the witness Welchman
vs? concluded. Dr. MeMLlian. Surgeon of
the British steamship Peruvian, was called
to the stand, and pave an account of Surratt
going to Londonderry on that vessel, in the
f ill of ISOS. ile wss introduced to the wit
ness at Montreal, by a Priest named Laplerrc,
under the name of McCarthy, under which
name he passed daring the voyage.
Before leaving he was vlelted by
General Ripley and Beverly Tucker.
Witness pave an account of various conver
sations with the accused, in which the latter
related many adventures, declaring among
other things that ho had been engaged In
carrying messages to Richmond and replies
tbcncc to Montral. He said that on one oc
casion he was going to Richmond in com
pany with some other persons, and among
lljfm a women; that alter crossing
the lines Into the Confederacy, they
nut seme escaped-. Union prisoners in uni
form very weak and starving ;tbat the
woman called on th>j party to shoot the Yno
kccs, ittid that they did shoot then). Various
other adventures were sot forth by Surratt,
and, on the lost day of the voyage, taking a
pistol from his pocket, ho declared ho hoped
the time would come when he could go
1 itch to the United Slates and servo Andrew
Johnson ns Abraham Lincoln had been
rerved. The witness had a sharp pnisaga-al
arm- with the lawyers on the side of the
dil-mc.
; Wv Invite the attention of our rend
< m to the mlvcrlUemonl of the sale at the
£ci-oi>d National Bank of Chicago of the
Imiidu of the St. Paul and Chicago Railway.
Tlifsc bonds hear eight per cent Interest per
annum, payable quarterly, and there Is
r.o Nuftr or more profitable security now
oilVrlng in the market. In addition to this
essential consideration, IhCro Is another ad
dressing Itself directly to the capitalists and
prcpcrty-holders of Chicago. The road is of
the utmost value directly to the business
inter, sts of the city. It is the connecting
link by rail from Chicago to St. Paul and the
farther Northwest. Those who have the
means arc interested in a business way In the
sale of these bonds, not only os a first-class
Investment but as an auxiliary to the busi
ness of the city. There is an assurance that
an Investment In these bonds will Increase
twenty-five per cent, because by the terms
of the law, the proceeds of the soles of all
the lands donated in aid of the construction
of the road have to be invested in the bonds
•until they reach Tl 5 per cent with accrued
interest, when other securities have to he
substituted. As the land is in the market it
can be easily seen that such arbitrary pur
chases must soon put the bonds at their
limit. The Illinois Central Railroad seven
per cent bonds rose to 120 under a like regu
lation.
About $250,000 of these bonfs have been
T, o>ed of to towns along the line of the
sales In New York daring the
'nd a little aid in that way
*<s time will secure their
Let those who have
continued business
i who have the
’c investment
•ity of sub-
•HAN.
TheGranu-v -‘.other of
the Emperor of Austria, *and ex-Emperor of
Mexico, was shot by hia captors on the 19th
ofJune. The fifth act of the drama has been
played, and the tragedy will send a shudder
throughout the civilized world. Though
shooting is the natural form of death in
Mexico, and though Maximilian has donj
bis share of it, the sentiment of pity for his
taking off will be well-nigh universal. Born
in the purple, educated in the profligacy of
Vienna, married to the daughter of a Kin j,
Haltered acd petted by all the Courts of
EuVope, he was nevertheless a man of mnch
good sense and moral worth. His only
mistake was in trusting the Emperor of the
French, and this mistake finally cost him his
life. As he paid the foncit like a man, re
fusing to desert those who had been faithful
to him, tbc muse of history will drop a tear
over the grave which has now received him
at the early age of thirty-five.
The execution of Maximilian will create
a profound sensation in Europe, and not
without cause. Public indignation will be
visited first upon the Liberals of Mexico,
second upon the Emperor Napoleon, and
lastly upon the United States. Upon the
Liberals of Mexico, because they put to
death a prisoner of war, who bad been recog
nized as a sovereign by nearly all the Pow
ers of Christendom. Upon the Emperor
of tbc French because be led tbc illustrious
victim into the trap and then deserted him.
Upon the United States, because wo did not
require that bis life be spared, instead of re
questing It. The Liberals of Mexico will
answer that they merely commended to his
own lips the enp which he bad sternly giv
en them to diink. The Emocror Napoleon
will reply that he had no choice bat to evac-.
uate the country, and that if Maximilian re
wnim-rt it was bis own fault. The United
States will rejoin that when be set forth on
an err.-nd of conquest and blood he took hla
Hie in bis hand; he played for an empire
and a c;own, and he lost. The accusation
acd the answer may be good or bad—the
opinion of his contemporaries will be that
Maximilian's life was worth more than those
of all (he men who were base enough to
take it.
Concnnlrg In Ibis view—condemning as
much es possible the assassination of the
royal prisoner—we aflirm that the people of
the United Stales never desired the death of
Maximilian, never wished any other harm to
come to him than that he should be com
pelled to leave the country whose Govern
ment be bad usurped, and whose institutions
he sought to overthrow. All the hatred
which we had in store for the meddlers
1 viib Mexican Independence was heaped
of, on tbc bead of Napoleon, tbo
os double-tongued villain, who aent bis armies
to Mexico under a plcdcu that they should
A not disturb the exlslltg Government, who
cor signed a protocol acknowledging the sta*
blllty and Integrity of that Government,
*md end immediately violated both pledge and
ihV protocol. Upon bis bead is tbc blood of
Hoi Maximilian!. Posterity will bold him ac-
Jon countable for every* life sacrificed and every
tear abed in tbc cruel and useless war which
circ bos ended with the execution of the An*,
ccd trian Arch Date, If, indeed. It be really
ended with that lamentable event.
tend Probably the United States would have
bad more inlluence with the Liberals of Mexl*
pros} to ai the present time if wo bad preserved
Tfaj* with them at the beginning of
their struggle. The archives of our Govern*
be pw intnt show that we prohibited the exporta*
tioa of arms to Mexico In 18C2 —arms that
T *ediduot want and could not use—while
Trc Wtre allowing the French to buy every
th esc. thing they wanted on . onr terntory
*u iT c to prosecute v the siege of Pnebla.
diOQffnt this act—lnexcusable, as we
* Ajl.j deemed It then,—was sought to be
defended ou the ground that we ciuld not
afford to incur the hostility or Napoleon,
while the rebel armies were threatening both
TVathlngtoc and Louisville. If we had not
_bveu gmity of perfidy then, perhaps we
.might have been able to tave Maximilian
.now. Why we were not able to save him—
through what means we lest the canAderc*
of Jusrez and his lollowera—the Emp* ror of
the French can tell.
.Alter all others shall have revived their
►bate of blame, tbc deceased Emperor must
bear bis pottion. Overlooking the merits
or dcmrtiU ol his cause, in other regards,
tbc decree which he issued deciding Juarez
btid bis followers to be outlaws, and com
manding bla tieops to shoot them whenever
captured without mercy, will stand largely
answerable lor his death. This decree was
rigorously carried Into effect w* en
Uit< letued. Subsequently it fell into
iitnse ; but the Mexicans are apt scholars in
barbarity. But for this fatal decree, Maxi
milian would probably have been allowed to
dcpartnnharmed, orwitha brief Imprison
ment. The bloody instruct ions returned to
plague the Inventor. Probably the lesson
has not yet expended its force. Probably
the executioners of MaximU’an will them
se’vcs be food for powder within a twelve
month.
inPKACHJIENT.
The recent attempt of Mr. Johnson and
bis attorney to nullify the Reconstruction
Law by legal quibbles, and the certainty ol
a summer session of Congress in conse
quence, have called fresh attention to the
question of impcaching the President, and
removing him from office. Perhaps the pub
lic sentiment Id favor of this coarse was
never so strong as now. The four members
of tbc Judiciary Committee of the House
who voted for impeachment have evidently
taken fresh courage from Mr. Johnson's new
/«uz pa*. The subject of impeachment,
however, is one to be determined by princi
ples of law and sound policy, nod not by
temporary passion. However desirable It
might be to have an honest patriot and a
Republican In the place of the low dema
gogue who now occupies the White House,
it Is also desirable that the constitutional
landmarks should be preserved and the su
premacy of common sense maintained.
The Constitution declares (Art. If., sec.
iv.,) that “ the President. Vice President
“and all civil officers of the United States,
u shall be removed from office on impeach-
'* meat for and conviction of treason, bribe*
“ry, or other high crimes and mlsdecncau
“ora.” Unless the President has clearly
bronchi himself within that section of the
Constitution, there is no legal ground for his
impeachment. We ntderstind that the Im
peachment case made up by the minority of
the committee of Congress, relates chiefly to
the following matter:
X. To his reconstruction policy. It is
claimed that the establishment of Govern*
mcnls in the insurrectionary States by Execu
tive authority was a usurpation of power, os
it unquestionably was; and that in setting
up these pretended Governments the Presi
dent attempted to exercise a power
vested in Congress and nowhere else, by
the Constitution; that in establishing these
Governments he sought to restore to power
the men who had but Just ceased to wage
war against the flag of the United States.
There is no doubt that alt this is strictly
true; but 'the question arises whether, (ad
mitting that these things constitute a high
crime or misdemeanor within the meaning
of the Constitution, which is at least doubt
iul), It is not rather late in the day for Con
gress to come forward and enumerate them
as charges against Andrew Johnson. These
things were not* done In a corner. They
were mainly consummated prior to the
meeting of the Thirty-ninth Cougress, In De
cember, 1805. The President’s “poller” was
known to that body, yet it acquiesced in It,
and suffered the so-called Governments to
exist unmolested for eighteen months. It
was not until the people had condemned
that “policy” In tunes of thunder, at the
b-110l box; nay, It was only at the very
c'osc of Us last session, that, under the lash
of popular Indignation at its timidity and
delay, the Thirty-ninth Congress de
clared Johnson’s pretended Govern
ments to be illegal. And then,
Instead of swooping them away as It sbonld
have done. It left thorn and recognized them
distinctly ns “Provisional Governments.”
Now, If Andrew Johnson committed a high
crltno or misdemeanor In sotting up tlio.to
Governments, Congress clearly became ac
cessory niter the fuel, by its long acquies
cence and its final recognition of thorn as
provisional. U took tho>o Governments
under Its wlnfc, reserving the power to alter,
amend or abolish them, to bo sure, but
nevertheless accepting them while con
demning their illegality. In no do
ing Congress lifted the legal responsibility
from the shoulders of Andrew Johnson, and
itself assumed the harden. It filrly estop
ped itself from proceeding against Johnson
for putting these Governments into oper
ation.
2, The second point In the Impeach
ment case, as we understand it. Is
the allegation that the President has
corruptly used his pardoning power. Par
dons, however, have generally been granted
on the recommendations of parties having
some name and position in the community
whence the application came, or known to
the President in public life. It is reported,
in fact, that the worst cases of the exercise
of the pardoning power are supported by
petitions from Republican Senators and
Representatives, a large number of whom
are as deep in the mud as Johnson is in the
mire. It is hardly to be supposed that a
Senator, sitting as a member ot a high court
of impeachment, would attach much crim
inality to the granting of a pardon on his
own recommendation!
3. Another charge made ariosi the
President, we understand, is, that be has
sold or transferred Government property,
cars, locomotives, etc., to Southern rail*
roads. On this point we have, as yet, no
precise information, and most wait for the
testimony which is to he laid before Congress.
It may be asked, however,
whether the action of the President
in this matter would have been regarded as
an impeachable offence, if he had not be
haved badly on reconstruction, and other
wise anayed himself against the loyal party ?
Bad as Andrew Johnson Is, condemned as
his coarse is by every loyal man of the
nation, bated as be is by the people
for bis treachery to the country and to
liberty, he is yet entitled to the same
fair trial, and to the same Impartial
Judgment of the law, if impeachment is at*
tempted, as would be the best and most
trusted man In the nation.
If the committee can show that the acting
President has really committed a high crime
or misdemeanor, within the meaning of the
Constitution, will it be expedient to impeach
him? Is be not doing the Republican party
more service, and the Copperheads more
naim, as President, than he could as a pri*
vale citizen? What existing necessity is
there for impeachment ? Is not Congress
master of the situation? With Us two
thirds majority, it can control the en
tire legislation of the country, in spite of
any opposition the Executive may offer. Is.
uot Andrew Johnson as helpless now as he
would bo after Impeachment? What boots
it that he has a veto power, so long as Con
gress has a greater one than his ?
In little more than a year the people will
elect a Chief Magistrate for another four
years. Of course that man wilt not bo An
drew Johnson. The Democrats will no
sooner nominate him than the Republicans.
He will bo voted out unanimously. The
question arises whether this process will not
bo as good, for all practical purposes, as that
of impcaching him ont, or to nse his own
words, of “ kicking him out ?” The
trial would be protracted and tedious; It
would drag its slow length along month
after month, and it is not certain that the
election would not pass and A. J. be politi
cally buried, before a decision on tbe Im
peachment coaid be reached. Is It
by any means certain that the Senate would
sustain the impeachment ? A failure to con
vict would be fatal. Articles of impeach
ment as a matter of expediency, should not
be brought forward, unless they contain
charges that bring the President before the
country as a clear violator oflaw, and show
conduct on his part, which, If persisted In,
would evidently prove destructive to the
country.
The precedent of impeaching the Presi
dent because his political views do not
coincide with those of the majority \n Con
areas, is one that no party, however power
ful at tbo moment. can afford to establish.
If it can be done when the Republicans are
in power, it may be done with equal facility
by their opponents, should they chance to
have tbo opportunity. Besides, the moment
the jMjoplc should believe that tbo President
was arraigned merely on party grounds,
they would quickly transfer their sympathy
to him, and regard him as a martyr in spite
of his past transgressions.
It may become necessary to impeach An
drew Johnson, but that coarse should not
be adopted except in response to the voice
of outraged law, and on no less grounds than
the impcrrilled safety of the country.
ANNEXATION OP COLUMBIA.
The peopio occupying the stretch of land
between Washington Territory and our now
purchase of Walrussla are preparing them
selves for annexation to the United States.
The agitation gathers force daily, and is
strongly encouraged by the Americans of the
Pacific coast States, and by Americans resid
ing in tbe Territories of Colombia and Van
couver’s Island. Tbe American Government
formerly claimed possession of this Territory.
Most people may remember the Democratic
war cry at the Presidential election of 1844,
“Polk, Dallas and 54 40 or light.”
Wc got Polk and Dallas, Texas and tbo Mes
lean War, but not tbellne of 54 deg. 40 min.,
notwithstanding the assertion below the
election that our right , to* tbe Ter
rltory was “clear and'* Indisputable.”
The (slaveholders, who then ru’ed the Union,
bad no desire to extend our bound tries north
ward. The Territory of Columbia was aur-
dered to the British clear down to the
f.ntv-nluth parallel of latitude, and Vancou
ver's Island, which partly lies south of forty
rice, was also given up to the same power,
fur a sham show of opposHon. There was
u Intention to fight for 54 40 or any other
west coast boundary. The British might have
secured Oregon, if they bad Insisted upon it.
the oligarchy wanted more slave, not free
tej rllory. But what was thus treacherously;
surrendered under a pro-slavery Democratic
Administration is in a fair way of being re
coveted under an anti-slavery Republican
Government. The inhabitants of British
Columbia and Vancouver desire to be an-
iicxcd 'to the United States, and we do not
believe the Government of Great Britain
will interpose any serious objections.' They
may possibly demand' some''compensation
for surrendering their right of “ eminent
domain 1 ' to the territory*-Like, Walrmssla:
to the Russians, Columbia U of very
little * value or use..to. .the*. Britons.
The people of Yanconver's Island are al
most unanimous in favor of annexation, and,
on tbc mainland, the only opposition comes
from those enjoying official patronage or in
fluenced by it.
A leading Victoria Journal speaks as'fol
lows :
•♦The language of cnlhnela«Uc loyalty cinno*.
for shame sake, be inetanlly changed into terms
of attachment to a loietgn State. Bat a little
while longer and changed it most be; for It is
vain any farther to conceal the fact, that nine ont
ol* very ten of onr pconle—sick of tbc present
misrule—lo »k to annexation to the United States
ss ihe only hope of nor Colony, Nor is It the
net-less oi spirit, nor the cold and cations of
heart; nor yet the unquiet of temper, nor those
with a rooted disaffection to *ard the Bnt'sn ru'c,
who aio now so eager to become citizen* of tbc
United States. Iris rather those who wonld fell
tbo keenest pang in casting off their allcgiavce to
their own country, and blot from the tablet*
of the memory the thousand endearing rccollcc-
lions of the home and the iLstUntions of their
fathers, to eogago in an aflllUnoa with a strange
people, whose cns'oms and usages are not as tbeir
orp, and In the current-of-whose 'bo tights, tastes
ard predilections they do not fully harmonize. *
In times of prosperity and afllueoce tastes mav be
tmnoicd and feelings gratified; butwhenetexn
necessity knocks at onr portals, many things have
to be oonc f>*r sci'-preservatioo contrary alike to
onr feelings and Inclination*. That necessity la
noon ns, and la taster and faster gamlug ground,
and it now becomes our imperative duty to in
quire wbarbas lo be done. Ann-xation, hereto-
fore looked neon as something lathe distant la
mre. is com* brought nearer to oor graso. and
upon that all our eyes arc tunud ss oar only rc-
SUBUIDIN.
A Copperhead print says:
‘•There have not appeared many apologists,
even Mnrtg the Radical-, for tbo letter of Sheri
dan to Gram.”
The reason Is, he don’t need “ apologists.”
General Sheridan’s course as military com
mandant stands Justified, and is endorsed by
ail sinccie Union men. The State Conven
tion of Ohio—a State which costs 800,000
Republican votes, last week incorporated
the following plank In its platform:
*‘B. 'that me awtroit and endorse the mUxfary
admrtfroHonvj our dUt\nuu\shtd felhwct'i
zrn.il j-r Central PhU. IT. S.ieridan, m Louts
tana and Tcxa-,au<i pl-dcchim and the military
conimxnncrelD tnc several mt’Uary districts of
iDe’-t.utb, tbecordtal support ot the Union men
• roblo m ibetr eiioria to protect the loyal people
o. the late rebel States, and to secure the
truth n ot loyal and contUtnUonal Governments
in Bald States ”
Ibis resolution was adopted, with nine
cheers for gallant Phil. Sheridan, tbo whole
Convention springing to their feet and wav
ing their hats as they shouted their endorse
ment of the resolution.
The Copperhead uproar against Sheridan
will not shako the faith of one Republican in
him, and we question whether Johnson will
venture upon supplanting him with pro
slavery Rousseau. Sheridan has tbo worst
rebel element In the South to deal with, and
thus for ho has performed his duty In a mas
terly manner. Had ho boon In New Orleans
at the time ol the riots he would have pre
vented that massacre. When Johnson asked
him leading questions for the purpose of
justifying and screening the Thugs,
Sheridan promptly replied that the riot was
a massacre worse than Fort Pillow, thereby
Incurring the apostate’s hatred over sluco ;
and when Johnson published a garbled ver
sion of Sheridan’s account of the massacre,
the latter promptly exposed the forgery;
and from that day forward ho has been villi-
Ih dby tbo rebels and Copperheads. Had ho
cmiM'Ufcd to play the dastardly llunkoy like
Slccdmat) and Fullerton, endorse ’* my
polloy,” and take sides with the rebels on
the reconstruction question, the Copper
head papers would deluge him with most
Iblnoiiie praises, and In nil probability nomi
nate him us their candidate lor President.
THIS JIILI NftttMlON UP GONOIHiSS,
Here la the resolution under which Com
press assembles :
*'lleaolted, That the President of tbo Senate
and the Speaker of the House of Representatives
me oeieby dlrecied to adjourn liivlr respective
Uuutea on .‘-atordav, March 80,16*17, at 13 o’clock,
meridian, to the first Wedneaday o( July, 1801. at
noon, wbi-o the roll ol each Uouae shall be Im
mvdlmely called, it'd Immediately after tbe pro
eh me officer ol each Uouae shall cause the pre
siding officer of tbe ut’-e; House to nc informed
whither or nolaquoruuorilabody has appeared;
and thereupon, if a quorum of the two Houses,
rt-fpccilvely. shall not have appeared upon such
call of ihe rolls, tbe President of the Senate and
tbe speaker of (he Uouae of Representatives ehad
immediately adjourn their respective Domes
without day.”
There will certainly be a quorum of tbo
House present; bat the Copperheads will
endeavor to defeat a quorum of the Senate.
It will require twenty-eight Senators to be
present at roll call to constitute a quorum.
Four are absent in Europe, and of the six
from tbo Pacific Coast—including Nevada
only one may Represent to-morrow. Then
there arc a dozen Copperheads and apos
tates who may all be absent at roll call for
the purpose of defeating a quorum. Sena
tor Ramsey, of Minnesota, has telegraphed
that be will not be present on Wednesday, a
dereliction which hts constituents may not
admire, especially if his absence should de
feat a quorum. However, we trust there
will be enoogh and to spare on hand to or
ganize both branches at the hoar named in
tbe resolution.
The Legislature having adjourned
without acting on the', nomination of Mr.
Jacob Bnnn, as one of tbcState House Com
missioners, It becomes important to inquire
whether that Board has a President. The
law authorizes the Governor to fill vacancies
by appointing Commissioners “ who shall
“ continue to act until the next session of
“ the General Assembly, which shall ratify
“or reject said appointments.” It may be
argued that Inasmuch as the law requires
the confirmation of Mr. Bunn’s appointment
to be made by both Houses of the Legisla
ture, instead of the Senate alone, it La.there
fore, “legislative business,” and not being
embraced In the Governor’s call, could not
be acted upon. Perhaps, (and this is proba
bly the truth of the matter,) the Legislature
found that their constituents were opposed
to the State House swindle in toto, and there
fore embraced opportunity lett to
them to slgnlly their willingness to have the *
work stopped.
One thing seems to be certain. A session
of the Legislature having passed, and Mr.
Bunn’s nomination not having been con
firmed, cither by the Senate or the General
. Assembly, he Is no longer a member cl the
Board, and the Board itself is without a
President.
Koval Conrtesr in Gagland.
Great public indignation prevails in Eng
land, growing out of the fact that the Queen,
who has not yet ceased her lamentations for
her late consort, will not personally receive
the Sultan. The Iccliog Is all the more In
tense for tbo reason that the Czar returned
to Russia from Paris without visiting Lon
don for the same came. The excitement
efcmstobe universal, and bos provoked
even the steady, grave periodicals like the
Sjxctntor and Saturday Jievietv.
The Spectator says, ironically:
“The Czar has returned to his own domin
ions without visiting England, and it seems
probable that none of the greater Princes
who have been visiting Paris will extend
their travels to London. They do not like
lodging et hotels, while their own palaces
are aUuys thrown open to our royal tkmily.
It is said that the Saltan is coming, and a
grand naval review at Spithead Is
advertised to come off in his
honor, but wc question If His Highness,
who thinks himself many degrees nlgher
than any other European King, and who is
absolute master of forty millions of subjects,
knows vet that he will not be received by
Queen Victoria When be does, be may, wc
suspect, return from Paris through Vienna,
perhaps with a now respect for the people
whoso ruler is great enough to toil a Caliph
• that his visit is not an honor. Non.lntervcn
lion Is becom-ng our policy In courtesies, as
well as war.”
The Saturday licvtno says:
** Tbe expected visit of.tbo Sultan to
KoglaNd ought to excite, not only emotions
ut curiosity, bub instincts of hospitality.
Lvcn if the Turks have no claim on Eag
* al " cs an 4 political clients, the honor
or the country !s in some degree concerned
in the reception of tbo head of the Mahomo
dan world. It would bo a scandal that so
great and so rard; seen a potentate should
bo compelled to look from the first
floor windows of an inn, or the apart
menu of an unoccupied palace. If
a country which once thought Itself the
first in tbe world cannot create an army or.a
navy, it might at least find a dinner or a bed
fur travelling Sovereigns. The abdication
of the ceremonious and representative func
tions of royalty Is regarded with a patience
wh.ch may soon become exhausted; and if
the sultan la exposed to the neglect which
has been suffered by other national guests,
there will be fresh cause for discontent and
irritation. It is possible that an Oriental
Prince may be disposed to estimate the com
paratlve importance of Western rulers by
tbe splendor and liberality of their
tcspcctivo Courts; and be may
bold, with still better reason, that defi
cient courtesy Indicates political dislike or
indifference. It seems that tbo Emperor of
Russia, who lately entertained the Prince of
Wales with studied magnificence, cannot
be invited to tetorn the visit, in default of a
Royal hoe teas to make him welcome, or of a
delegated host. As tbe Saltan is more ad
venturous, or less familiar with the pecu
liarities of the English Court. It may be
hoped that in some form ho will receive the
attention which Is due to his rack and to his
unwonted effort.
FROM LONDON.
Political Progress in England.
Co-operation Among the Middle
Claeses. !
English Views of American
Finauco.
London Opera Companies and
Theatres.
Interesting Musical and Dramatic
Gossip. '
[Special Correspondence of tbe Chicago Tribune.)
Lombok, Beg. Jane 16.
POLITICAL PKOOOEB3 IK ENGLAND.
Tbc adoption of household suffrage by the
House of Commons, and the free discussion
respecting the irregularities of the distribu
tion of the representation, are leading men
to talk of the House of Lords. It is simply
Impossible for that House to exist with its
present privileges by the side of a Parlia
ment which will represent every house
holder. At present there arc 400 Peers en
titled to act as legislators, but in reality the
attendance rarely exceeds a dozen, and is
often not more than three. By interfering
very little the House has escaped attention,
but men are now broaching the boldest theo
ries respecting it. Here is the Saturday Re*
vine, for example, declaring this week, that
“high birth no more qualifies a man to pass
laws, than the color of his hair, 11 and it
adds:
“A - Peer Is os much and as little bona* Judge
as be is born a legislator. The Deere now own
that they have no natural or divine qualifications
for expoiitding law, and so they refer and dele*
gate tbeir onues as Judges in eppeal to a commit-
Ucor delegation. ihe question is whether any
real dis'iuctlon exists between natural and here
ditary qualifications to administer and expound
U«s—a claim wnicbhas been tacitly abandoned—
ard natural and h-reditary qualifications to make
laws, which claim 1* still retained."
To day the Times and Rady Xeict take up
the same cry:
** We can recall no instance," says the Timet,
of a bod* compo-cn of persons so eminent, and
clothed wt>h functions so transcendent, which
neglects its duly so prrsl tcnly as onr own House
oi Peers-
“Rot only Is the House of Lords unable to teach
Its members anything new, in its soporlhe aimos
pbeie ihe keenest intellect grows dnll.the wight
eat eloquence poor, pointless and wearisome, the
degenemeyof oneKvnciaUou ur.pajratesana ex
alliterates itself in the degeneracy of the next, and
if things go on at this rale, the lionse of Loros is
in a fair way co be the wealthiest, the most highly
detrended, the most useless, and the most indo
lent assembly lit the world.’*
The DaVy Neva is equally severe:
“A sinclc visit.” II says, -‘to the Honao of
Lord* wid throw more light upon its place in the
actual conatitmioD of England than volumes of
disquisition. A bark which the ebbing waters
have left stranted—a stately mansion, once felt of
life and activity, bat now deserted—are the
images which it irresistibly suggests to the look
ei-on.”
The first reforms will bo In the constitu
tion of the House. Voting by proxy will be
abolished, and a quorum ofattendonce will
be made necessary. An agitation will be
directed against the continuance of the
Bishops In the House, and then we shall
probably fill the vacant places by election.
It will be a great boon to our middle
classes when tbo Universities of Oxford and
Cambridge are open to all. At present the
real prizes of University life arc denied to
dissenters. Every young man who goes to
Oxtord or Cambridge as a Churchman, and
chooses to work hard, may look forward to
at least a good chance of a fellowship—au
Income of from £2OO to £3OO a year, when
bis Unlvcrsaro course Is over, for some years
to come. Dissenters may have the
learning; ogaln and again, within the last
lew years, positions on the honors
list, which carry a fellowship with them
almost os a matter of course, nave been at
tained by them, but from the substantial
money helps towards the entrance on a pro
fession or tbo pursuit of higher literary and
scientific studies they arc, if conscientious,
excluded. Then again, the cost of Univer
sity education Is too high. On both these
subjects the House of Commons has Just
pronounced, by good majorities and In the
liberal some. Tbo bill dealing with the cost
of a University education, proposes to open
the Universities to students without oblig
ing them to bo members of any College or
Hall. This would greatly reduce the ex
jtensc. A very poor man mav have recourse
to rights when ha lives by himself which
would bo Impossible 11 ho were living with
others. There are many men without the
means of paying nil the expenses ol college
life, and without thu talent to win scholar
ships, who would yet be able to support
thunselvos for the necessary time, living In
their own fashion, and would derive groat
benefit irom a University. Mr. Gladstone
hesitates us yet to take the liberal lead In
University Reform. Ills early training and
High Church notions cause him to look Ilu
goiinglyupon the Universities as a nursery
ground for the Church, but he will be com
pelled to move with his party, and already
hesitates.
TUB VISIT OP SOVEREIGNS TO EN|*£aND—
WIinUB IS TUB HOST?
Except in EnelandV"~aald"tliW Tima the
oilier day, “ monarchs do nit belong to
themselves or their families. Their public
duties demand the sacrifice of their private
sorrows and the sacrifice is made." These
bitter things are frequently said just now.
The London tradesman groans in spirit,
gnashes his teeth and breaks out in disloyal
language os he reads of the surfeit of Sover
eigns and Princes which Paris enjoys. These
Kings and Emperors, with their suites, spend
money, and arc the cause of money being
spent, but the British tradesman profits
nothing. To him the withdrawal of the
Qnccn from* public life Is unac
countable. He says, at once, she
is mad, and greedily listens to and repeats
every rubbishy bit of scandal he can hear
respecting her eccentricity. I mustsav,
however, he has cause for complaint. We
do want somebody to receive the visitors
who represent countries with whom we de
sire to remain on friendly terms. If the
Qncen would come out again, reside iu Lon
don during the season, give ballsandpartics,
go to the opera and theatre sometimes, and
now and then be present at a ceremony
which bad nothing to do with her deceased
husband—we should not be as gay as they
are in Paris, but wc should be a great deal
jollier. Sometimes the people* who talk
about it ask themselves frantically If this
state cf things is to last lor -the rest of
HcrMaiesty’s reign. If it was the object
oi the Queen to show the people that they
can do without a monarch, she could not hit
upon a more direct and successful method
for accomplishing her purpose. Some time
ago a King who came here was compelled to
take up bis abode at a hotel. I suppose wc
shall let the Sultan have, a palace; hut nei
ther the Czar nor tho Prussian King appear
to have been Invited. As for the Prince of
« ales, his thoughts just now arc all upon
horse races, balls and opera singers. One
cannot imagine him discussing any other
“ European affairs.” Some of tho papers
ysru huu. significantly, that if he gets Into
debt by h‘s racing speculations, he must not
come to Parliament for extrication. Practi
cally, they say, his mother bos abdicated;
and we have been taught that a Sovereign In
Englandls not a necessity.
TUB CO-OPEBATIVE MOVEMENT AMONGST TEE
MIDDLE CLASSES.
I have alluded to the British tradesman
and bis opinions, and I am reminded, in do
ing so, that that individual is in a bluster
just now about another matter which inju
riously, for the time, affects his interests,
ion most know that, in London, the Co
operative Associations, which have been
formed for the purpose of supplying to mem*
bets articles, both for general consumption
and personal wear, at the lowest possible
pi ices, ate spreading, and that the shop
keepers-are getting alarmed. Hitherto the
associations have been connected nominally
with the civil service and with gentlemen,
mat is. In our Government offices,
numbering some thousands; but os
the loiter Lave the power of Intro
ducing friends. the privileges of
the organization reach to as many more. I
am a member for example of the * ‘ Civil Ser
vice Supply Association.” but I have noth
ing to do with the Civil Service. Individual
experience in a movement of this sort is the
only safe test; and from it I can affirm that
the money saving Is* great, and that the
superiority of the articles over those in the
retail shops is equally so. Until I joined this
body I never knew in' my household what
were the ingredients of my food. Adultcra
lion has become so established an InionUy,
that scarcely any article is safe from Ju And
then. In the suburbs especially,the unconsci
onable prices; the deficiencies in weights
and measures ; and the uncertainty of sup
ply added to tbogrievance. Bv entering the
Civil Service Supply Association. I get
unadulterated provisions almost at wholesale
prices. The saving in some of the
materials oftenest used In a family Is from 15
to 20 per cent, to say nothing of the vast im
provement of the quality. As a “stranger,”
1 pay five shillings a year for my ticket, but
the members of the civil service pay but
half that sum. A price list Is Issucu quar
terly, and from this orders can be made out
and scut to the stoics by the post. An ad
vantageous arrangement with a Parcels De
livery Company renders the carriage of the
goods a slight iiom In the expense. No
credit is given. But what do they supply ?
1 have Just been looking over tbo last price
list, in order to answer the question, and I
find that the simplest reply is In the remark
that the articles oltcnust required at the
shops of grocers, drapers, hosiers, and
“green-grocers” are those kept at these
stores, and sent to the consumer at a
shade above tbo prices given for
them at the wholesale houses. To many
post office clerks with large families, this is
a saving of £BO In the year] The rules pro*
▼ldo that the net profits of all business car
ried on by the Society, after paying or pro
viding (or expenses of management, shall go
towards Ibrmlog a guarantee fund for rent,
Ac., and reducing the prices of articles sold
at the stores. 1 find the range covered by
the two Associations in the Civil Service, of
which alone I speak from personal investi
gation, extends every quarter. ®Sllks and
velvets, books, drugs, .fancy goods, and
haberdashery have been brought In; and
“ beneficial arrangements” have been made
with a number of firms, .who allow an aver -
ago reduction of 10 per cent to the members
ol'the Associat ion. The latter part of the plan
docs not work well. The firms in tbo many
cases, evade tbo agreement, or make it un
pleasant for the buyer to press It; and I
fancy it Is at the stores the easiness will be
eventually centred. But now comesa pan of
thestory which Jeopardises the whole thing.
So long as the movement was confined to
the worKlng classes of Rochdale and a few
manufacturing towns, little opposition was
raised, but a dead set is being made at r tho
middle c'aia associations by the retail trades,
men, who declare they will withhold their
custom from the wholesale bouses which
supply co-operative stores. A wholesale
bouse has to consider which it can best af
ford to offend, and of course in tbo Infancy
ot the co-operative soclties, they ore the
weakest and have to go to the wall. This Is
a combination to all Intents and purposes
for printed lists are issued from timj
to lime of’be wholesale firms wblcn refuse
to supply the stores, - and retailers are ex-
Ported lo discard the sum idea ot others. An
agricultural association which was started
for the purpose of enabling farmers and
country gentlemen to purchase implements,
feed- and manures of the best qualities ai
wholesale prices, has ; becn all bat stopped
by this kind ot warfare. Which will win in
the long run,'! cannot confidently say; but
I believe > the co-operative companies, and
that they will begin producing and Import
log lor themselves rather than give way.
Hitherto they have been able to dely tbelr
1 will not deny that the action
•/iTKlnst them l* Increasing In importance
and In the proportion of their success.
rNOLIMI VIEWS OF AMERICAN FINANCE.
Ton mart know that we aic much Inter
eeted in American ficance. In the first piace
th*re Is the large class who hold investments
in American securities. Then there are the
politicians and newspapers who look with
unconcealed vexation on the picture oi a
Republic escaping a national debt, which a
racnaxeby cannot shake off; and there is the
feeling of jealousy, without much unkind
ness, which occasional .telegrams reporting
a redaction-of your public debt excites.
Opinion differs as to how your difficulties
will be eventually met. Many believe that
your Internal taxes will be remodelled and
largely reduced, even at the cost ol Incnr
rirg additional debt; and It Is fur
ther urged that the burden of the
debt will be most effectually dimin
ished by an improvement of the na
tional credit which would enable the Gov
ernment to reborrow at a lo «cr rate ol in
terest. The ill-wishers of America suggest
ihat the desire to discharge the debt is now
“foncontof fashion,** and is not likely to
be resumed. .But those who say these things
arc the people who were wedded lo the lost
cause ol the Confederacy. America promises
this year to export more than In any previ
ous year of ita history, and this is conclusive
proof that it has again entered on Its hl"h
career of prosperity. In the midst of which,
the doty of diminlsnlng the debt will not be
forgotten.
Perhaps yon did not know before that yon
are still a colony. Mr. Disreali told at an
admiring dinner party last night that “the
United States are still colonies, because col
onies do not cease to be colonies because
they become independent. They have all
the elements of democracy, they have the
unbounded possession of land and no tradi
tion ; we have a very limited possession of
land and a vast and enormous artificial and
complicated system entiiely consistent with
and sustained by tradltlcnary Influences.”
It Is by these meaningless phrases that Mr.
Disraeli has puzzled his supporters and ac
complished his ojbccts.
OUB OPEBA COMPANIES AND THEATRES A
LUCKY PAIB.
If it is true that M’dlle Lucca is moved by
Ristorl’s gains to visit America, you must in
duce her to slog for you at Chicago, for she
is a finished at list, a delightful singer, and a
very pretty atd fascinating girl. The Prince
ol wales is represented as being among her
sheerest admirers; but as It is the slang of
the day toattribnte to biota fondness f.>r all
female celebrities who are good-looking, I
think little of a story of that kind. Poor
Mr. Gyc. the Manager of the Royal Italian
Opera at Covent Garden, has a trying
t*me with these capricious ladies.
Two years ago, this MademoisoTe took
at seme little trifle, and fairly ran away as
the season was beginning, aid removed to
Berlin. Anight ot two ago, her part in the
new opera, Jjon Carlo/, not pleasing the lair
tyrant, and an inferior slneeriaecaring, from
the interest of the character performed, a
good deal of applause, Mademoiselle went
into a bnff, and the second perf jrmance bad
to be adjourned at the last moment, owing
to her “sudden Indisposition.” 1 remembor
hearing, on good authority, that another
singer, a celebrated Italian, disliking some
concert performance in which she figured,
flew into v a passion about it, and literally
boxed tho manager’s cars.
The fortunes of our other Italian
Opera House, called Her Majesty’s
Theatre, will probably be saved by the
appearance In the nick oftime of M’dlle Nils
son, a dclightfulSwedishartiste, who, though
of very different characteristics to M’dlle
Lucca, promises to be, in her way, equally
attractive- She possesses peculiarly that
graceful demeanor and unembarrassed sim
plicity of manner which betoken general
cultivation and refinement, and which were
found to perfection in Jenny Lind. 1 cannot
help saying that she has no right to bo
classed with Jenny Lind, so long as sbe con
sents to sing in a detestable opera like La
Tmviata . 1 wish wo had tho courage to give
things their proper names. This opera
would then bo called, as one of Ford’s dra
mas was'called—“’lts pity; she’s tv-o ”
It is revolting that English girls and their
mothers, of tho “upper class” of society,
should go In curious groups to bear the for
tunes of a woman of tho town sung to an or
chestral accompaniment and made heroic by
dramatic representation.
As to our“natlvcdrama,”wo seem handed
over at present to two writers, Mr. Doucl
cault ond Mr. Tom Taylor, who alternately
hold possession of tho principal theatres.
If these gentlemen were to strike to-morrow
our theatres would have nothing now that
they could make money by. Air. John 11.
Hltngshcnd, the dramatic critic of tho Daily
Aries, and a man of much penetration as
well os caustic humor, says of tho last
piece: “On Friday night, about half pint
11 o’clock, Mr. Bomflcauit departed with tbs
well-worn drama of * Flying Scud,’ and on
Saturday night, at the Mime theatre, about
tun mlnutcH to 8, Mr. Tom Taylor entered
with tho new drama of ’The Antipodes.’
Tho short period allowed between
tho outgoing of ono tenant and the In
coming of another may account for tho
fact that certain fixtures belonging to Mr.
Boucicaiilt were appropriated by Mr. Taylor.
The “hocueslog” of a horse formed tho
backbone of ’Flying Scud,’ and so It does of
’The Antipodes/ In one piece Miss Charlotte
Saunders appears as a jockey, in the other
she appears as a tiger—a distinction with
oat a difference. Tbe criminal classes divide
the honors ofthe evening with the members
of an impossible aristocracy In one drama,
and so they do in the other. The chief
swindler In one piece is a ’swell,’ and so
he in tbe other. The dialogue Is full of turf
slang in one piece, and so It Is in tho other.
The public were satisfied with Firing
Scud for seven or eight months; but will
they he equally satisfied with the other?”
GOSSIP.
It is reported that th&jouog Duke ofHam
llton bet the Marquis of Hastings £20,000
that the latter would notwin £20,000 at As*
cot. The foolish young Duke—who is far
on the road to ruin—loses the wager.
At Newmarket, the other day, after a race,
a Marchioness, who is as devoted to betting
as her husband, danced in the evening with
the jockey who rode the winning horse, al
lowing him to clasp her waist and waltz at
the top oi bis speed!
The report of the Common School System
of America, noticed at length in my last, is
attracting much attention. The Timts to
day devotes several columns to it. Much
regret is expressed that the duty was not
given to a layman. Mr. Frazer went out
strongly prejudiced against the rating sys
tem, and he has not lost all of it yet. His
clerical bias was also much against his at
tempt to be impartial.
OBITUAEY.
Ihe Arcbdnke Maximilian.
Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph, Archduke of
Austria, and sometime Emperor of Mexico, was
born at Scnonhrunn on the 6th of Jnlj, 1534. Be
was captured by Juarez, the Liberal President of
Mexico, at Qncrctaro on ibe 20lh ot May and shot
on »be luthof Jnnc by his captors. His lather
was Francis Charles Joseph, Archduke of Ans
•ria, and hts notber Sophie Dorothea, daughter
of Maximilian 1., King of Bavaria. Upon the
abdication of Ferdinand, Emperor of Austria, tho
ArchdnKe renounced bta claim to the succession
>n fever of his eldest son, the present Emperor,
the brother of Ibe subject of this sketch. The
abdicating Emperor, m giving up his throne, un
equally divided bis power, and gave an advantage
to the Arcbdnke Maximilian, to the detriment of
bis elder brother. Snch waa the origin of the coo
sum, and at times very warm, differences which
atoec between the two.
Maximilian received bis education at Vienna,
then, as now, one of-the gayest and most disso
lute capl'als of Europe. Be did not, however, in
dulge in the frivolities so common to the nobility
of Austria, but appears to have spent a great part
oi his youth to study and travel. At an early age
ho entered the navy of the Empire, and saw con
siderable service at sea, sailing about the Medi
terranean, and visiting all tbe adjacent countries
—Greece, Italy, Morocco, French Algeria, Spain
and Portugal. At the ago of twenty-two be was
placed at the bead of what Is termed by courtesy
the Austrian marine, and with a squadron visited
the coasts of Syria and Palestine. He went also
to the Bed Sea. and took great Interest in tbe
works of tbe Suer Canal, which were then just be
ginning. in ISS6 he paid a visit to Pads, and
spent a fortnight at St. Clond with Louts Napo
leon. The year following hc-waa appointed Vice
roy of Lombardy and Venice, and. In the exercise
of the powers attached to the position, soon
made himself quite a favorite among the
Italians. ■ This popularity was, however, dis
pleasing t" Francis Joseph, and tn 1559 he was re
moved. fleets said to have exhibited great cour
age and decided administrative abilities while
Viceroy. It Is related that he used to walk about
the streets of Milan and Venice quite alone dur
mg the ftttt) and among the crowd, aod would
never allow the police to be on the' watch. One
day, at Venice, when (bo Italian nob/cs had plot-
I d to make a hostile demonstration against him
on the Ptaza St. Mateo, be discomfited and quite
converted them to his aide br tucking Ms wife
under hia arm and coming among them unat
tended, and on foot, with a courage and frankness
ttist dltartned everyone. Another time, Jiutafler
Orsmi's attempt at Paris, his hfo was aaid to bo
also threatened, and hla friends Legged him not
to expose himself: bat he Immediately ordered
bis carriage lo go to the theatre, taking with him
count Mromboll, to wbom he said, laughing,
•* if ] am lo bo blown up, it shall at least be In
good com^ant."
Maximilian remained Idle after bla removal
iron Ibe Governorship or tie Lomhardo-Venelltn
Kinpdom until 1863, when Napoleon decided on
acatapiwof Mm In Mexico. Tho crown
of Uexleo war ofToied to him by Napoleon in
Ansnat, IB*S, and ibcdlplomata werepnt to work
toarrangofor bla acceptance and occupancy of
the throne. Nearly a year wa« occupied In iM*
work, and u waa not nntll the lOtb of Anvnat,
18&4, that bo formally accepted tba proffered
crown. By the tennaoftbe acceptance be made a
conditional rernociatioo of the right of cveoUial
ancceaalon to the Ibraoo o/Aoairia.and an ancon*
ditiosal renanclation ot bla abare of ibe family
estates, amounting to 30.00a.C90 of florin*. The
condition referred in the renunciation of the right
to the ancccaaion waa that aneh renunciation
might he tevobed. ahonld Maximilian, flndloe bla
looibold to Mexico lorecnre, cbooae to resign,
within fix yeara from the date of lib acceptance
or the crown.
Tbecarrer of Maximilian aa the ao-called Em*
peror of Mexico Is well known to Iho people of
thla country. Bla flrat official act was to offer
terms toJnsrex looking to the aubmlaeion of the
tatter, three were rejected/ and then followed
t*.e past yeara of war and bloodshed, with alter*
tiate success, and the present final defeat of the
Imperialists. Bla efforts to attractemlgrallon and
to oerelop the resources of tbc country are well
known, aa are alfo hUpersonal sacrifice* for the
eucceaa of hla cause. Thai he failed wai only a
natural and expected result, but it la donbltni If
hononldhave met the terrible rale to which
Jnsits assigned him bad be not issued his famous
order declaring the Bepohltcan President and hia
supporter* bandits and outlaws. The entire re*
anonsiblllty of bla death must rest npon Napole
on, who tint Induced him to take the vroffered
crown, and afterwards deserted him. Personally
Maximilian had the repetition of being a most
accomplished gentleman and scholar.!
feS* General Butler has been relieved from
L la petition u President of the National Asy.
Inin for Dl-abted Soldiers, the Comptroller
01 too Treasury Paving decided tuai he va
cated the office bv accepting that of mem
ber of Congress. The act of Congress or i
inally stated that of the nine citizen man
agers of the 0.-v lum none should he members
oi Comtes; hut »ben General Butler was
elected tv the House he got ibis restriction
repealed, imd since that repeal be ha* coo
timed <o act. The Comptroller of the Treas
ury decides, however, that the repeal of the
restricting clause of Inc law simply removed
a disab litv. and made General Butler eligi
ble, but docs not res»oty blm to the place he
viica ed legally and absolutely bv accepting
a place in Congress. The only way in which
be can he restored is by a new election.
THE ENGLISH BIOTS.
The Recent Disturbances at Blrmlog-
bam.
[BiimlogLam Correspondence of the London
Timer., JuoulS.J
On Sunday, June 18. Mr. Murphy, who
-has been described as the “Agent ofthe Lon
don Protestant Electoral Union,*’ com
menced a couise of led ares la this town np
on the “Errors of Roman Catholicism,”
which led to the gathering of a vast crowd
of people. A great disturbance, somewhat'
closely bordering upon very serious riot,
took place, as.described in the Timex of this
morning, and for several hours it was as
much as the civil force could do to prevent
immoiee mischief being perpetrated.
Some weeks since Mr. Murphy intimated
bis iutcnUon to visit this town, and the
Mayor was applied to lor the use of the
Town Ilall, but, mindful of the disturbances
to which Mr. Murphy’s “lectures” and “ex
hibitions” gave nse at Wolverhampton,
Wedmsbury, and other loans in this local
ily, his Woitbip retmed to grant the hall for
this purpose. The lueods of Mr. Murphy
thereupon ereded a “tabernacle”—a struc
ture of wood, capable oi holding 3.003 per
eons.
Three o’clock yesterday was toe time fixed
for the first service, and at that hour the
place was tolerably well filled with persons
who bad been admitted by ticket. Mr,
Murphy was received with loud Clapping of
hands and other tokens of applause. Out
side the place the crowd were hooting,
threatening, and otherwise riotous. Mr.
Murphy delivered a long address In tho af
terror n, and a seimon in the evening, both
of which seem to have been tn every «a? in
singular bad taste. One or two extracts
from a report published la a local paper will
suffice. He said:
Popery was the same to-dav as it was to days
gore by. filear, b ar.J If she had tbe power
fetid Mr. Mnrpi-yj what wouldn't ehe do to yon ♦
What would tbe do to me? Why. she would roast
me.aeehodia Kidiey, Crtmner, and Latimer.”
Further on bo remarked:
“Isayfion this ball to-day tha'lf the authori
ties bait done tbelr outy, this work would not
have bad to been;ned on ocre. [Loud cries ot
■* Rear, bear.”) It the authorities nad cot refused
metbe'iowp Ball, this would not have occurred.
I‘*Mnme.”l 1 tay 1> was a sigual for the Papis a
•hr ihesntborlt' s weald nor protect me; 1 say
still that the antboi it'ca must protect me with all
tbe power wi nh b louL-s to teem, raprliuse.j
■Jbvj hlall wtK ov-tiny dead body in Birming
ham, or I will bav- my five week’s say.”
A third extract wil* he sufficient I
“He was treated to meet snv Popish priest
from Bishop U-latQums to toe biggest ragamuffin
in tbe lei: atd if ever there was a rag or booe
gatherer lu tbe universe, it *astQe Pope himself
{laughter) and If what herald was not trac,let
them prove 1».”
These harangues were received with cries
of '* hear, bear,” shonts of applause, and
laughter, with the word “amen,” strangely
mingled.
Ou-side the “ Tabernacle” daring tho
who>e afternoon and evening tho dense
crowd showed every indication of a tumul
tuous spirit; tbe Irish element—women as
well as men—was m great force; stones
were thrown in all directions: and in several
charges tbe police wore all bntovcrpo vered.
So desperate, in fact, bad the state of affairs
become that afer much enanrance the police
were compelled to use tbelr cntlasscs: bat
it was not until between 5 and 0 o’clock.
when the police had been largely reinforced,
that they got the upper band of the mob.
By that time many persons had been seri
ously Injmcd, several had been taken to the
hospitals, and many of tbe police (who be
haved admirably) had been roughly bandied.
Some twenty five of the rioters were taken
into custody in tho course of tho melee. The
house of tbe father of the Secretary of the
Local Protestant Association, situate close
by the “Tabernacle,” was assailed by tho
mob, tho windows were all broken, and some
of tho ibrnitare much damaged.
In tho course of the evening the Mayor
ond some other of the magistrates visited
the scene, as did klso ono or two of tho Ro
man Catholic priests, by whom tho crowd
wore exhorted to bo peaceable. Until a late
hour tho streets were In possession of an ex
cited mob.
A despatch, dated Tuesday, Juno 19, morn
ing. soys: “The anti-Popcry riot continues.
Matters nro becoming desperate. The Riot
Act bas been read and tbe military called
out, and more military bos been telegraphed
for. Last night a soldier of tho Eighth llus.
ears was shot at In Park street, ana a police
man so dangerously wounded that his life ts
despaired of. Ho now lies in tho hospital.
Two whole street* have been sacked, and a
Roman Catholic (’lmpel attacked and much
damaged. Bands of men, armed with staves,
throng tho thoroughfares. Tho streets have
been In utter disorder, and this state of
things continued up till I'JkT o’clock. Tho
gicatest excitement and alarm prevailed.
RUSSIA AND POLAND.
Tho Attempt Upon the Ozmrhi Life—De
position of the Assassin*
(Berlin Correspondence of the London Times,
Jane 13.)
Tho following depositions of the assassin
Rercgowski, have been officially promulgated
at St. Petersburg:
“Mvnamo la Anthony Beregowskl. I waaborn
at Kuteekki, Volhynla, and am twenty years old.
lam a mechanic. 1 left Russia on account of the
last Insurrection, and went to Paris, where 1 have
lived (or two yean. My family has been banished
to the interior provinces ol Hoasla since that In
surrection. I confessed to having fired at tbe
Cur cn his return from the review. Since my
infancy 1 have meditated this blow, and tbe
deliverance of my country. My determination
to shoot him In Paris dates from two weeks back.
I did not commnnicate it to anyone, hut went
alone to the review. 1 bought the pistol on tbo
Boulevard Sebastopol the day before tbe attempt,
between two and three o’clock in the afternoon,
and paid 9f lor It I bad saved a little money
from my earnings, and also pawned an overcoat
for 81. On the day of the deed I rose at seven
o’clock and recast my balls, as I thought those I
bad bought were too small. I bad no Intercourse
with anyone that morning. When the balls were
ready I went out to breakfast, and then proceeded
to the Champs Elysees. Not having shot at the
Czar on hla way to the parade, as 1 Intended, 1
determined to carry ont my resolve when be came
hack. So when tbe Impcnsl carnage drove past
me 1 fired. 1 should have done It three days pre
viously at the opera if I bad had a pistol with me.
I observed tbe Emperor closely at that time to
make enre of hla identity.”
The first telegram published at the Russian
capital stated the assassin to be '’apparently
a Frenchman.” The wildest suspicions were
generated by ibis mistake. On the truth
becoming known, public excitement sub
sided, but tbe disposition to charge the deed
of ono man upon the entire race to which ho
belongs was pretty general in tbe educated
classes. Tbe lower orders, beingawe-strnck,
did not allow any marked demonstration of
sentiment to escape them. A solemn service
was performed in St. Isaac’s Cathedral and
other churches, all well attended.
Of the Polish papers, those appearing on
Russian territory are cither official, or, If
nominally independent, tied down by tbe se
verest restrictions of censorship. So far as
I have been able to perceive, none have been
suffered os yet to dilate upon the event of
the oay. The bare fact alone is divulged.
SbntUnc Off tbe Water Supply Will**
oni Notice.
Chicago, June 99.
To the Editor Of the Chicago Tribune:
Will yon not mercifully suggest to the
Board of Public Works that they give notice
through the morning papers when they in
tend to shut off tbe water from cither divis
ion of the city f It is a great inconvenience
as well as cause of absolote suffering to de
prive ns of water without notice aa to-day
was done In the West Division, and as is fre
quently done. We have enough to suffer
which cannot be avoided without an un
necessary increase of tronble-
J. A. Owen.
Bis* Ball.
Lacoh.Tl) , June 9S, 1857.
To the Editor of the Chicago Tribune;
An exciting match game of base ball was
plsvedinthls city to-day between the first
nine of the Lacon City Base Ball Club and
tbe first nine of the Mechanics’ Clab, which
resulted as follows: Lacon City, TO; Me
chanic, 51—the time occupied being three
hours and fifteen minutes. There will be
another match game between the same
clubs next week. G.
Obio.
The rival State tickets In Ohio are as fol
lows :
Republican. Democratic.
Gourr.or... Rather. B. Msyss. Allen O. Thurman,
Lieut. (7oc..Sam’l Galloway. Daniel S. Uhl.
Avd. A'raf*..JamesXLGodnan. John McEiwer.
JWat. State. Mdiicy S. Warner. C. Fulton.
Cent. Treat. H. R. Brslley. Wm. Sheridan, jr,
AtCy Oen.... Wm. H. West. Frank li. Hard.
Jvd. Svp ....John Welch. Thus. M. Key.
Xem.B. P. IF.Pbuip V. Herring. Arthur Hughes.
General Bayes Is a member of the present
as he was of the last House of Representa
tives.
Mr. Thurman was formerly a member.
New Tactics for tbe Army*
General Grant will leave on tbe 7tta lost,
for West Point, Now York, to attend the
sessions of a Board which has been ordered
to meet there on the 9th to settle
the question as to whether tho army needs
a change in tactics, and if so whether tbo
new form originated by General Emory
Upton is worthy of superseding those of
Hardee. Tbe other members of tho Board
are Mojor General Meade, Brevet Major Gen
eral Canhy, commanding Department of
Washington; Colonel W. N. Grier, com
manding post of Carlisle, Pa., and Colonel
H. M. Black, Seventh United Slates Infantry.
A Worltlncmen’s Ticket InFennayl*
▼ami.
The Committee on Resolutions, appointed
at a public meeting of workingmen, held
some days since, met on Wednesday evening
In Philadelphia, and reported a series of
rcfolntions, setting forth that both political
parties bad entirely ignored the working
man,and that they intended to separate them
selves from political organizations, and vote
and invite their friends to vote for only such
nenaslook to the workingmen’s Interests.
Tbe refOlottODS were agreed to, and tbo
committee adjourned.
Tbe Express TVar —An Injunction
S«rvrd on the American Company*
N. Winslow, a banker of Watertown, N.
Y., has served a bill in equity on the Ameri
can Express Company, asking that injunc
tion be granted to close the bnslncse of said
company on the ground of mismanagement
and solvency, and demanding that a receiver
be appointed to take possession of its assets.
X*T" The London Timet rejoices over the
release of Jeff. Dads, and says Mr.-Greeley’s
act In bailing him was “creditable to his po
litical judgment.” Is there no distinguished
Englishman who will seenre the release of
tbeltlsh Fenians by toe British Govern
ment, and thns enable us to compliment the
act as “creditable” to Engllsaman's politi
cal judgment?— Sotion Ez,
EXTENSION OFTHESDFFRitiE.
Proposed Changes in tho
Organic Law of Mew
York and Michigan.
Reports in the Constitutional Con-
ventions.
Jlimhood Suffrage Irrespective of
Color.
NEW YORK.
In the New York Constitutional Conven
tion the Committee on Suffrage, on Friday
last, reported os'follows: I
Your committee. having given- careful .at
tention to tne subject ref cried to them, have
prepared as a substitute for Article 11. of the
present Constitution the following:
Armczz —. bzc. 1. Every man oi the see of
t»tnt>-oi.e years, whoihalf have been anluQiul-
in it? suite tor on? year next preceding an
e ‘tcili ti, srd lot the lasi thirty day? a ciilzcn of
the Ut>l«co Males, and a rcadei.t ofthe elcilou
di-tr ct where he may offer bit vow, shall be e**ii
lied to vote at such election. In said disMct.ond
not elsewhere, lor all ©Ulcers ejected oy me peo-
iVotlded, That Idiots, lunatics, persons under
guardianship. felons, ana persons convicted ol
bribery, ntlcse pniconi.o or otherwise restored
to civil i Ights, shall not he entl'lei to vote. No
person woo shall, at any time wahln thirty davs
next preceding, bav- be- n a public pauper, snail
vole at any eleciion No person who shall re
ceive, expect to receive, piy, or offer to pay. any
money or otcer valuable thiug to influence or re
ward H vole to hi- given at an eleeti'ti, shall vote
at such election: and. upon challenge for snch
cause, the person so challenged anali. before toe
Inspccloi s receive his vote, a .< ear or affirm before
such It spector? ttai be has not received, aoesnot
expect to receive, ha- not paid nor oflered to pay,
any money or other valuable tbing to influence or
reward a vole to he given at snch election l-swa
may he passed excluding from voting at an elec
tion every person who snail have mjd-% or who
shall he tzierestcd in, a bet or Maser depending
upon tbe result ibcuol
bzc.S. tor the purpose of voting, no person
shall be deemed to have caloea or lost* residence
by reason of bis presence or absence while em
ployed in ibe service of ;be United Sla'ea, ror
while engaged in the navigation ot toe waters of
this State, oi the United a;ai-i-, or of tbe high
etas, nor while kept in any almshouse or other
asylnm, at tbe public espouse, nor while confined
in any public pruon. And me LegUlature shall
pmcribe the manner in which electors abient
from thtir homes lu lime of war, in the actual
military or naval service of this Sia r e. or of the
United States, may vote, acd eQall provide for the
canvass and tetnm of their votes.
ttxc. 3. lans shall be made for aecet tabling by
proper prooie the citizen? who shall be tnutlul to
ibe right of enframe hereby catab:i*&ed. And the
LegL-latnre *nall provid • that a regia er ol all clt-
Ixena entitled to the right of t-nffrage in each elec*
uoo oL-tnct shall he made and compie.cd at least
six ca>a before any <.i*ction ; aud no peraoo shall
vote a’ each election who »b*R not have been reg
ister* d accoidiLg to law ; hot such law* enalj be
uniiorm in ;htir requirement* throughout the
SUle.
sec, 4. All elections by the citizens shall be by
ballot, except for such towc offi'.cra as may ny law
be duected to he otherwise chuaen.
sec. C. iso person who is not. at the time of
taking the oath of office, an elector, shall hold any
office under the Loosttlouou. All officers aball,
before they enter on the dunes of their respective
offices, take and aubsciloelbe following oathor
affiimatioo:
*• 1 do solemnly swear (orafflnn) that I will sup
port ite t'orsiUailon of the Unted Stales. and
the Court! utiou of the S'a'Cof New York; sod
that 1 wilt faiibtully dt*charg* the du'io« ot (the
office bo U tc hold) according to the beat of my
ability.’* *
. , IXTIAKATIOSO,
ltwill.be seen that too flirting article baa been
retained by ns in substance, nno tbit toe qnaltfi
caltuDs of a legal vuur proposed by ua bo:
1. Adult lationsi manhood.
9. (tiiizenrbip of ibe United bta'es of not less
than thirty days’ standing.
8, Reticence m Ibe State for the year pre
ceding.
4. Residence In the election district for the last
ilrty days.
5. Freedom from crime.
6. Exemption from dependence on olbera
trough pauperism or guardianship,
dhe mateilal changes we recommend arc
here:
Strike out all discriminations baaed on
color. Slavery, the vital aoutce aud only dlsom**
blogionndof eoch invidious clacrlminatioo, be
ing deed, not OLly In Ibis Slate, hot throughout
tbe Union, as it is soon to be, we Intel, lurongh
ooi tbta bemt phero. we can Imagine no toleraulu
ezeoae for perpetuating toe existing proaerlotton.
Whites ard blacks are required to render Use
obedience to our law*, and are punished In Ilka
measure for (bclr vitiation. Whites and nlseks
were indbciiminutcly drafted and hcio to service
•o nil our Male’s quota* In the war whereby the
Republic was *avid from disruption. We trait
that wear? henceforth to deal *Kb men accord
ing lo thc:r conduct, without regard to Iholrcolor.
If so, the fuel should be embodied In iho Comlt
luilon.
Wo mk you to abolish Ibe present require
ment ol four troMbs* residence In a county os a
oro-reqnlM'o to voting. This exaction bears
hardly on rurb nshleiiw of cities is spend their
summer mainly id the country, and cannoi afford
to nialniaiu a double residence. Thousands of
In'cilb cm and patriotic young.mochanlcs, em
ployed os catucntcre, bricklayers, painter*,
plumbers, gas-tuters, etc., by masters loctlcd In
our greii ciilcs, arc sect out to work in neigh
boring counties ior ticnoos over which they have
co control, ood lo November‘find their right to
vote apywbc'o questionable, ii not Invalid.
Hundreds of Meibmilrl and other clergymen who
are assigned to new charges In hummer, find
tbomiclves dwfsancblsid when our ttiato election
cornu- around. Under cireumMancos which im
pel doubt as to the right of a chixen to vote, the
conscientious tuftsin, wmlo the unscrupulous
in Ist. We bold It wire to abolish a requirement
which debar* thousand* oi capaoio and worthy
dozens, while ilia a constant Incitement to dis
tortion or suppression of Uutb, to dissimnlsiion
and peijnry.
At present a resident in any county for foor
roonibs is illowed to vote at toe poll or any dis
trict wherein he actually reside* on the day of
election, though te may be a total stranger In
Ibat district, and does not pretend to have resided
in it two days, only he most vote to flliannfflce
he ecold not btve voted to fill before hla change
of residence. But how are Inspectors to know the
contents ot his folcod ballot! And bow are
frauds*o bepitvtn'edlndistnetawheretbepre
ponderaoce of ono party Is overwhelming! It
seems edv sable to your committee to require an
absolute residence by the vo'er of thirty days m
the district where he tenders hla ballot. Xbls
will give time for proper scrutiny, and will, when
accompanied by an efficient registry, afford a sub
stantial barrier against trand. And the cases
m-.al be few indeed where the requirement of a
thirty days* residence before voting will work In
dividual hardship or affect the result of an Im
portar.tcieetlon.
Our present Constitution requires that naturali
zation stall precede voting by at least ten days:
a memorial referred to ns asks that this interval
be cx’cnded to sixty days. Wc have fixed on
thirty days as the proper time. Wo would stop
the bunting ont and dragging up before courts of
Indifferent and often reluctant Immigrants In or
der to crowd them into citizenship, in order to
affect by their votes the result or a pending elec
tion. ibis Is the object of the present require
ment requirement or tenders’ Interval: and It
will be lar more completely accomplished by ex
tending tbe prescribed term lo thirty days. It Is
well, moreover, that tbe terms of cu&ensblp and
residence in tbe election district should be Identi
cal, so as to avoid complexity ana possible mis
apprehension. Should we extend tbo Interval be
tween naturalization and voting to sixty day*, tbe
change would be inveighed against as impelled
by a spirit of hostility to adopted citizens, or by
a desire to Impede naturalization. We trnst the
Convention will absent to our proposition.
As to disfranchisement of criminals and law
breakers, what we propose is very nearly identical
with wbat is now prescribed, paitlrby the Consti
tution, partly by statute. It has seemed to nsad
vlsahle to make the qualifications of voters as spe
cific and unambiguous aa pos-tble. and to fix
them, so far as may be, In tbe Constitution.
Wc propose that public paupers shall not be
voters. We bold that to allow the lumues of
almshouses, subsisting upon the charity of the
public to vote, is to accord an excessive influence
and power over the remits of ourelcctlons to tne
keepers of those establishments, whose retention
in office Is often at stake, each of whom can ap
peal with elftcblo his boarders not to vote him
out of booseandbome. The end is nowawkward
ly contemplated in tbe provision that no pauper
snail pain or lose a residence by reason of bis
stay in an almshouse; but It is evaded by
sending the paupers, tinder watchful keepers,
Juct prior to an Important election, to
the towns or wards whence they came, there to be
reristered ano vote, when they are welcomed
back to their old baunts aa patriots wbo have been
absent in tbeh country's and tbeir keeper’s ser
vice- npcclflc d<efnscblsement will add to tbe
wholesome horror of pauperism now cherished
by most Amen cans, and there seems to be no
good reason for allowing paupers to govern by
their votes tbe policy of our country and State,
and at the same tune enabling them to supersede
a keeper who may have been so cruel as to require
the able-bodied among them to work At all
events, let this matter be dealt with frankly.
Raving thus briefly set forth the considerations
which seem to ns decisive In favor of the few and
moderate changes proposed above, we proceed to
indicate onr controlling reasons for declining to
recommend other and, in some respects, more im
portant innovations.
Your committee does not recommend an exten
sion of tbo elective franchise to women. How
ever defensible In theory, we arc satisfied that
public sentiment does not demand, and would
not sustain, an innovation so revolutionary and
swecnlng. so openly at war with a distribution of
duties and functions between tbe sexes as vener
able and pervading as Government itself, and In
volving transformations so radical in social aud
domestic life. Should we prove to be In error on
this bead, the Convention may overrule us by
changing a few worda in the first section of our
proposed article.
Nor have we seen lit to propose tbe enfranchise
ment rf boys above the age at eighteen years.
The current of ideas and usages In our day, but
especially in ibis country, seems already to set
qmte too strongly In favor of tbe relaxation. If
not total overthrow of parental authority, es
pecially over halt-grown boys. With tbe siocercst
Sod will for the class in question, wa submit
it they may spend thehmrs which they can
spare from tceir Inborn and their lessons much
more usefully and profitably in mastering the
wisdom ol the sages and philosophers wbo have
elncidated the science ol government, than in at
tendance on midnight caucuses or in wrangling
around tbe polls.
Tbe proposition that a tax should be assessed
on snd collected from voters is commended. Ukc
some others, by plausible analogies. The right
fat and intimate connection between taxation and
representation was a potent watebword of our
Revolutionary fathers, yet wo cannot Jigoore tbe
fact that the Constitution of 1821 baring, like Its
ptedeetteore, embodied ibis principle, an amend
ment striking out this qualiflcatioc and Rinses
t'.oltsbingmacbood suflrag-, was adopted by the
Legislature of 1325. iso ratified by an overwhelm
ing popular vole tn IS2s—yeas, 197,077; nays,
8 915. w« do not (eel called upon to appeal from
ibelr Judgment.
Nor have we chosen toadrpt snyoftbo schemes
of dlitraiiChtsui? illiterate persons which bare
been referred to ns. We freely admit that Igno
rance is a public evil and peril, as well as a per
sonal mUlorinnc, and we are ready to march
abreast with tbo foremost m limiting Its baleful
influence Bat men’s relative capacity is not ab
solutely measured by thetr literal acquirements ;
and tho Slate requires the Illiterate, equally with
others, to be taxed for her support, and to shed
Utlrbioooln her defence. We prefer that she
shall persist In her noble efforts to instruct and
enlighten all her sons bv means less invidious
and more genial than disfranchisement. Were
there no other cooilderatiou Impelling to this de
cision, wu should rest on and deter to the tordblo
truths, that ability to read and write Is not abso
lute, hut comparative; that inspectors of election
are fallible, and swayed by like passions with
other men, and that they might be tempted, in an
exciting a; a closely contested election, to regard
with a partial fondness, almost parental, the
literary acqniiemcß's of those dalmau’s of the
franchise who were notoriously dealous of voting
the Uvketof those Inspectors’ own party, while
applying a far sterner and more critical rule to
those who should proffer the opposite ballots.
Our present coertimuon authorizes the Legis
lature to pass Uws designed to ascertain, by
proper proof*, tbe penonr entitled to excrclee the
right oi suffrage. Wc recommend that those laws
shall provide lor a registration of all tha legal
voters, to be completed at least six days- before
eseb Stale election, and that none other than reg
istered electors ehall vote. Tonr committee are
confident that the experience of our Stale aud of
the civilized world tally Justifies these require
ments. Unless the ballot-nox is to be regarded
and treated as a spittoon, no person should t>e
allowed to vote whose right to do so is not fully
aeceitalced and ucque*uonable. In a rural
nelglborhood. where every one woo approaches
the ballot-box la known to cozens of either party,
tbe fraud* of unregistered voting may be nmialy
cnnflLtd to those dts nets wh re tho ascendency
of ore patty la practically unchecked; but lu any
acutely ptonicd districts whore hundreds offer
to vote who arc known only to their few cronies,
the carols total y different. Not to register the
names ot the voters, so aa to give time for dcltb.
oa’e »no ci'Ctßl i-cruiluy, o->t merely by
ihe few who may ctiaoce to be
ju**rrt when a particular vote la leatlereJ,
>e to stimulate knaves aua offer a premium on
trand. It lr to proclaim the ngftt of suffrage
’Aoiibloat*, and.proffer to each vagrant or felon
half s dozen votes at every' election be may con
discoid to pitrotlxe. To npbuld a reci.-iiraiion
ui dtcdf, yet oppose a registration of voters, u
virtually to a*i-eit a higher value, a more pre
cious iiupot taints in our land than 1c our liber
ties. • J onlilKia some; frauds will be ccoimi-ied
where nve la 4o near • universal. no matter
wbaitaUL-Uit'ds may hi-thrown around the elec
tive ffut'Chise, buc to maintain that rcgis’-rarioo.
while it Oven alibid protection to tcetUl A a where- ■
b» we bold our lauos, will give nunc lo oar right 1
oi snf&ace, Is to dety reason and In-nit com mon
sense. Your conmlf.ee wonla urge toa’ this pie
i dona right, ao tundamectat to all others, be cate
foiiy ►htcided fnm corruption, ana to at the main
eatt-irna'd against its abuse should not be left to
unfiabeand nnctoanug statutes, but should be
dnn>; imbedded n the CocstUntion.
lon committee, having thus unfilled the duly
imposed on'atm. a-k to be ducharged from tbe
lorlber consider* lun of tbampmoilais refi-r.'cd to
ibet>, a:><l that tnese, with this report, be referred
to a (ommlttce oi the WBotor--*- - =
. (Sicnea) Houses Greeley, Chjlrman.
- t.-kh-t* w. Bussell,
Wm. H. Mbbuill,
GCO. WILLIAMS.
Albany, June 25,1667.
Hr. Cassidy, from the some committee,
made ; a written minority report, taking
grennd against the thirty days’ clause in re-,
paid to citizenship as affecting the Presi
dential election ol 1868, and disfranchising
a large class of naelul citizens; proposing a
direct reference of negro suffrage to tbe peo-
Ele, inasmuch as in iSiG they bad rejected it
y 150.000 majority: protesting against
making tbe Constitution stand or fall with
this provision, concluding with tbe follow
ing :
Ji'tolud, That a popoaltlon farther to extend
tbe e»ettivefiaccbue to colored men be submitted
to bt- voted on separately trom tbe rest of tbe Con
stitution.
MICHIGAN.
The Standing Committee on Suffrage of
the Michigan Constitutional Convention has
made its report. All the committee unite
upon a majority report, save Mr. Crocker,
(Dem.,) ol Macomb, whosubmitteda minori
ty report. The following Is the report ofa
majority of the committee:
AR71J1.6 —.
Sictioh 1. In all elrciona every person of the
age of tvtemv-ouL' years, who shall Lave resided
In tola tjialt to:ve months ami in (he toevnabip or
ward In which he offers to vote ten oajh next . -
ci-oibg at? election, he longing to cither o’ ■
lowiig classes, shall be an elector amK~ <
vote.
First. Every male citizen of tbe United States.
Second. Every male inhabitant, ot tala slats who
shall have resided lo the Dcl’ed States two years
anc sir months, and declared bis intention to be
come! citizen of tbe United States poranantto
tie laws ihcicoL six mocthapreceolng an election.
i nird. Every male inhabitant mining in this
riatr on Joresf, 1:35.
Fourtn. AU male Indians, natives of the United
States.
mc.2. In time of war. Insurrection or rebel
lion, thf right to vote eba'l be enjoyed by ail per
soLb otherwise enMi'ed thereto, wqo may. be m
the actual military or naval service of tneUnitcn
Mate-or oI«bi-Mat'.p*ov:a* , <i their vote* sra!!
be made to apply to the township or ward of which
(hey a.eicMOtuts
Sic 8. All el ctlon* fhsll be by ballot, except
for snch township officers as may be an horlzed
by law to be otherwise chosen
axe. 4. Every elector in all cases, except trea
son, tvlony or bn ach ol tbe peacf, shall be privi
leged trom arrest during bis atteudaoce at an
eh cnon, and 1c going to and reluming from toe
same.
[Sections 5. 0, 7 and 8 of the committee's
report are identical with sections 4,5, 0 and
7of the existing article. The following are
the closing sections]:
Sec.!). No Idol or insure person shall been*
Ulleo to ibe piltlieces of an elector.
Szo. iu. An? Inhabitant of this state, who raiy
hereafter be eng. g» din a and, shall nc disquali
fied from boldine any office and from votlb< at
«ny election.
bic. n. The Legislature may antbonze town
ships to bold their el* etious within the corporate
limits of adjoining cl res.
THE GALLOWS.
BxecntlooofTwo nmdoreraat Frank
lin* Kentucky—Extraordinary Scenes
and Extraordinary Speeches—The
Execution Witnessed by Vive Thou
sand men* Women and Children*
[Franklin (Ky.) Despatch (June 28.) to the Louis*
ylllc Courier.
Captain Wm. P. King and Abraham
Owens, convicted of the murder of Harvey
King on the 10th of December last, were ex.
ecutcd here to-day. At 11 o'clock a. m. they
were taken from the jail to tho place of ex*
ccution, about onc.half mile cost of tho
town, on the Louisville and Nashville Roll
road. Besides tho Sheriff and his assistants,
they were guarded bv Company F, of the
Second United States Infantry, commanded
by Lieutenant Maize, and twenty citizen
guards, armed with double-barrelled shot*
guns, rifles and pistols, under (ho command
of Captain K. U. Finn.
INCIDENTS AT THE PRISON,
At 2 )i o’clock a. ru. tbo condemned were
visited lu Jail by five ministers, who prayed
with the prisoners. King abed tears, out
Owens was calm and collected. Before Icav*
Ids their cell. King protested bis lonoconco
ol tbo murder and or the train robbery. The
prisoners wore then taken down stairs, lliclr
Irons taken oir, and they were dressed In
their suits of black lustro clothes, straw
hats, white cotton gloves and lasting shoot.
Their arms were secure' v bound by leather
strips, and they were surrounded by citizen
and soldier guards. While dressing, the
prisoners laughed and Joked with tbo tfber*
Ido. Tbrco-iourth Inch grass ropes were
then put around tbolr necks with a running
noose, and they took u farewell of their fol
low-prisoners. Owens exhorted hit brother,
who U confined lor rubbing the train, to
hold up his head and die like a man if ho
had to die.
ON THE WAT TO THE OALt.QWS.
They lighted their cigars and got into a
wagon with the Sheriff and his deputies,
and tbo band played tbe faneral march all
the way to tbe gallows. On the way to the
place ot execution, King and Owens called
for tbclr friends as they saw them In the
crowd, and exhorted them to meet them In
Heaven. Between three and fourthonsand
persons, old and young, assembled to wit*
nces tbe execution. Delicate women, who
would scream at the sight ot a spider, came
many miles through the dust and stood in
tbe boiling sun for hours to see tbe poor
wretches bung.
THE ARRIVAL AT THE SCAFFOLD.
Arrived at the scaffold at 12 m. Owens
WW the first man on it, ascending the ladder
with a firm step, and bowing to the crowd.
He was followed by King, the Sheriff, minis
ters and members of the press, who were
provided with seats ot the scaffold.
At the conclusion of the prayer, the
Sheriff 1 , Mr. Ira J. Bogan,introduced Captain
King to the Immense crowd. A breathless
silence ensued. The prisoners begged to
have their arms released until they made
their remarks. The request could rot be
granted, and Captain Klngepokc os follows:
CAPTACI WX. P. srao’e IPEECII.
Mt Pxa.u Ptiho FaiEXDs*: I have met many
ol yoa before, but wc now meet for tbe last time
on earth. 1 see many faces before me that 1 have
met In happier days—young ladles and gentlemen
with whom 1 bare passed tbe hapulest hours ol
my hie. I have been confined eight months m
jail. lam to die a most Ignominious death, yet
1 have the prond consciousness of knowing tbat I
am innocent ol tbe charge for which 1 am to die.
1 have a hope In Heaven which I would not give
for my life. My dying friends, the peace of a
Christian Is worth more than anythin? el*e on
earth, lie can lay down atnlebt and sleep sound
ly. In my lonely cell 1 have walked like a wild
beast of the forest during my confine
ment, thinking of my mother, sister and
wife. I bled my best to be free once'
more. Ob, conld I be free and be per
mitted to gokome to those 1 love I woo’d give all
Ibe word, were itmlne. But 1 have to die. lam
one of tbe happiest men yon ever saw. Liars,
scoundrels ana mnraercra have cheated and
chi died me out of mv life. lam not able to make
a speech. Would that 1 had the voice, so lhat all
my friends could hear me; I would (ell them for
God's sake to meet me in Heaven, IHcreKlng
became much excited.] Tell Grnf. Wngbt, who
has treated mo worse than man ever
bested me before, that 1 want to meet
him m Heaven. Tell him be swore
away mj lUc. bnt tbat I forgive him, and could
tacehlm in my arms and love him. You prem
ised faithfully. Griff. Wright, that yoa would
stand by me through all my trouble?. Yon swore
It. too, over tbe body of my dead brother, bnt yon
have sworn false testimony against me. and
bunted all the liars In Simpson foamy to swear
away my life, instead of standing by me. Yon
gave me the deepest slab, hot I forgive it all.
Meet me In Heaven.
1 hope no one will think I am angry. This Is
my last speech. In two hours from now I hope
1 shall be wllb my Father in Hcsvcn. lam to die
for tbe death of my brother. No one ever loved a
brother better than I did tbat murdered boy. Had
1 known bis murderer. I should not hare said Tea
or nay, out 1 would have killed him. I never
murdered a man in cold blood- 1 have killed
men.wbtle m tbe armv, bnt It was In self-defence,
and 1 would do tbe like again. lam standing
with a rope aronnd my neck about to be hang. 1
cow say, before God and man, I am Innocent of
my brother's death. Had 1 killed him 1 would
not have been here to-day. No one conld h«vc
caught me; lam too smart for them. II Aba
Owens n guilty let him suffer. I once said 1
thought be was guilty. It is ea*iertodle If yon
are culiiy, lor then you know yon de -enre death,
and willbe reconciled to It. But to ale innocent
Is terrible. Fcrbsps it Is all right. God mayand
doubtless has a providence to fulfil In my death.
It may save many Uvea; it may prevent many
crimes. lam prepared and willing. lwi*hlbad
died In my Infancy. All of us have sinned. Let
him that Is blameless cast tbe first a.one, for un
der divlce law we are ail guilty.
King repeated the substance of the fore
going speech many times, occupying thirty
five minutes in its delivery. Re frequently
paused and asked for water. He concluded
OT urging all that had heard him to meet
him in Heaven. He was at times very much
excited, accompanying tbe utterance of
each word with a stamp of his foot. When
speaking of bis wire and mother his voice
faltered, but ho displayed not the slightest
fear of death.
Owens then advanced to the front of the
scaffold with a perfectly self-possessed air
and said:
xßvaniv owns* spxscn.
Lantxs xvd Ukxtlzxxk: lam about to make
mv first speech. 1 have Hole or no education 1
am about to be executed for a crime of wnich I
tow say. before Ood and man, as a dying man,
that l am Innocent
1 fought three years and s<x mouths for my
country. 1 never killed a mau In cold blood. 1
am not arebei or an abolitionist. 1 have ever been
aco&siltouonal Union man, and shall die one. 1
did not know that King was dead until be had
been dead two days.
1 did not bare e fkir trial. The Jury were pre
judiced arsine*, me. aud witnesses have been
nought to take away my life hr speculators In
Hood. One thousand dollars will buy two men's'
lives sty time. Homing was proved against mo.
1 borrowed the pistol to go to Teoneaseotoseo
my relatives. 1 sent it back to Billy King. It
wont through many bands after leaving mine, and
two days after U was proved that there was blood
on It. 1 did not receive Justice. 1 have been a
very bad man. but lam prepared to die. Before
1 leave ibis world, I wish to say to Grid. Witgot,
who swore to a notorious Hi*, and bartered away
my life; tell him 1 forgive him. Ho has erased
me to die. 1 wish to tell you all now that Qnff.
Wright was the first mao wbo proposed to rob
and murder a man. fie proposed toms and Billy
King, ibis U God's truth, coming from a dying
man. Ask Simpson if be did not see ns In the
lane talking about U. Ho proposed to roh and
murder a man living between Gallatin and Frank
lin. Dtdlco! Ho.strl Yon may say that Abe
Owens tells lies on the seaffold. \on may believe
me or not. That is with you. 1 have not been
bled for train robbery, audit la not for that that I
am to be murdered.
A great many mtu have come a long distance. 1
suppose, lo see a great character. Everything
baa bus pern reported of aa. It is said that Billy
King cot olf a mao's bead and threw it in tbe lap
of bis wile. How lam as brave as King. 1 be
lieve, but I could not do that. It ha« been said
a»d sung that we are bloody-thirsty men. If ever
1 killed a man Ido not know it. I was pot on
mat for murder, but me tIO.OOO of (tie railroad
company is wbat convicted me. ll bought the
witnesses that took awav my life.
Turning to the counsel for the prosecu
tion, Owens said:
Gxntlmzs; Wo held yon at bay for a long
time, but'on have got na at last. 1 die happy,
lor 1 believe lam going to Heaven. It must be
easier to ols innocent man guilty. You can hang
me on this gallows, you can hang me heels up If
you will, and l"t me r ang heie until the birds of
toe air eat the fleah from my bones and build
mats in my skull, bat mat is all you can do.
TLuck God, you cannot kill my soul Ton may
believe of me what you like, but all toot belief
will not make me entity. 1 dis-an' innocent mam
Yon mnrder mv body, bnt my spnl I* beyond
your reach. Kilty Tow and Grin Wright were
tuteo louwear away my life. Tell them! forgive
Owcna spoke fifty five minutes, during
wliicb time he repeated the substance of ihe
foregoing several times. He paused fre
quently to enable the reporters to keep up
-with Imn. At times he was really eloquent,
nnd was perfectly self possessed all the time.
He denounced hu enemies la the most with
ering terms.
TUB CLOSING SCENES.
At five minutes bcroie 2 o'clock p. m. tbe
doomed men took leave ol those around
them, requesting that their bodies be given,
to their trlends.
Afier the caps were drawn over their faces,
Oweossaid, "Goodbye, Billy I This is what
they have been after a long time.” “Yes,”
eirid King, “acd they have cot it at last.”
Owens remarked repeatedly. “Hold yonr
bead, Billy.” -
TUB DYING STRUGGLE.
At precisely two o'clock p« m. the drop
fell. Owens died almost Immediately, bat
King lived twenty-two minutes. His neck
was not broken, he having requested the
Sheriff to adjust the rope in snch a manner
that it would not break it. Up to the last
moment they declared their innocence, and
maintained the courage and nerve that had
characterized them from the first- They bad
abandoned all hope ol reprieve before leav
ing thtlr cell.
A SCENE.
The Urge crowd was quiet and orderly.
One young woman became hysterical daring
Owens* remarks, and shouted “glory to God”
end exhorted all to gee religion.
The melancholy duty of Sheriffs Bogan
and Howell was discharged in a manni*?
highly creditable to them.
Taken altogether it was one of the most
remarkable executions in tbe history of Ken
tucky. From all the vast crowd present
there was but one expression of opinion
beard, and that was that the prisoners were
polity.
THE WHEAT CROP.
Official Estimates and Statistics.
[Washington Correspondence (June 23) of the
New York irlbnne.J
Complete returns lor the month of Jane
to tho Statistical Division of the Agricultural
Department corroborate and fortify the
statements relative to wheat prospects,
which we have heretofore given. A careful
analysis of Information from all the States
shows that the .total acreage in wheat is 10
to 15 per cent greater than last year. In a
majority of the states the breadth of winter
wheat is quite as wide as n«oal, and that of
spring wheat mnch greater. In tbe Ohio
Valley the acreage of wlnterwbcat is less by
12 or 15 ner cent, with a very heavy inc-ease
of spring sowing. The States showing any
material decrease of acreage of winter wheat
are Ohio, Indiana. Kansas and Texas. A
large Increase is indicated in Virginia, Geor
gia, Arkansas and Tennessee, and in tbe
Sontb generally, and a slight advance is
shown in the New England and Middle
States.>.The increase in breadth of spring
wheat tn certain States Is as follows:
Onto ST per cent. Michigan.. .16 per cent.
Indiana dS per cent Missouri... .81 percent
IMnois .35 per cent. lowa J 29 per cent
Minnesota..3s percent Kansas &) percent.
Wisconsin..l3 per cent Nebraska...9o per cent.
The facts indicating the condition of tho
crop are still more encouraging- The fol
lowing tableahows theaverage improvement
upon last year:
Ohio 160 percent; Missouri. , 39 per cent.
Indiana... .73 per cent. Ke'-tucky.. 53 per cent.
Mich’gan.. .SOpercenL Virginia....lCO per cent.
Wisconsin. 22 per cent. N. Carolina 40 percent.
Mntetota. "percent. Tiuussce. 53 per coat,
lllicoie... IS per cent
The other States, excepting Texas, make
a favorable comparison with last year. It is
too early to estimate the final result of the
harvest; but with average success in ripen*
ing the crop ought not to he less than
200,000.000 bushels. An average acreage of
winter bariev has been sown in a majority of
the States. A decrease of five per cent is esti
mated for New York; Oblo.elght percent; In
diana, three percent; an Increase in Tennes
see of ten per cent, and In Arkansas of twen
ty-flvo per cent. On tho whole, there is a
very slightly diminished breadth of winter
barley, nut tho Increase of the Spring sow
ing will compensate, for tho deficiency.
The condition of clover Is good through
out the country—unusually One in Ohio and
tbc Middle and New England States. In
Pennsylvania It Is somewhat better than in
New York, and In Maine and Massachusetts
more, comparatively, flourishing as com*
pared with last year, than In the remainder
of New England. Tho acreage of outs is
larger than usual; In tho West, Ohio Is the
only State which cannot show no increase.
Tbc crop Is somewhat variable in condition;
In tho South, far above an avenge: In Now
York, 10 per cent below t in Pennsylvania. 0
per cent; in Kentucky, 14 per cent. In the
west, generally, the prospect is bolter than
lost year.
A SI'HANOE SUICIDE.
A Woman €uia Her Tliroat and Hols
lloracK on Fire.'
(From the FconaTramcrlpt, Jnno'JV.)
Yesterday morning Mrs. Hetmon, living on
North street, In one of Mr. 11. N. Wheeler’s
bouses, In this city, committed suicide.
About 1 o’clock. Mr. Nlclmus, one of her
neighbor!, was alarmed by erlea of tiro, and
going over to her house, found her lying
In iront of her door with her clothes on
tire, a butcher knife by her aide, and with
two ugly gashes In her throat, which,
owing to the dulncss of tbo knife, wore
bad llesh wounds, but not fatal. Though
he promptly extinguished the flames and
carried her Into the house, the flesh about
her lace and the upper part of her body waa
charted to a cinder. Dr. Roskotcu waa sent
fur, who administered all the remedies in
bis power. She was conveyed to the city
hospital In horrible agony, and at a late hour
last night, she was dying.
Eer husband died about a year ago,
leaving her about four hundred dollars in
money, and four children, one a babe a year
old, and another two years she kept herself.
The oldest child she gave to a Mr. Stoltz, In
Pekin, and the next,- oldest to Mr. Fein in
this city. Shortly afterwards abe took this
second child, back without assigning any
reason therefor.
About four weeks ago the strangeness of
her conduct excited the remarks ol her
neighbors. She frequently told them that
they must give her opium, or she would
“ put the red rooster on the roof." a phrase,
signifying in German, to burn the building
down. About two weeks ago she came oat
of her bouee crying that she was going to be
hung with Williamson, then awaiting bis
fate in Pekin. After she was told that she
mnet die, she made a confession to the doc
tor, in which she said she had been wander
ing ibout the city for the past three or fonr
weeks, and had committed many crimes,
such as setting fire to houses and the like,
but how much of it was only the wander
ings of her own poor sick brain, we are una
ble to tell. It is a sad case.
X Gay Wedding.
(From tbe Nashville (Tcnn ) Union, June 91.]
A grand reception following upon the mar
riage ceremonies which so recently nnlted
Dr. W. A. Cheatham to Mrs. Adellcla Ack
lin, took place last night at their palatial
home near this city. It was every way a
magnificent affair, attended by a large num
ber of prominent persons, not only of tbe
fashionable, bat of toe political and commer
cial world.
As tbe lovely gardens came In view by the
turnings and windings of tbe road, a seine
of dazzling splendor met the eye. From
every tree, and every shrub, and every bush
within tbat beautiful enclosure, lights were
flashing, some of them fiery red, others soft
and pale, while others in welcome threw
tbcirbrignt blue beams across tbe winding
walks and through the darkened foliage,
dancing and glimmering out into tbe gloom
of night, as if In rivalry of the millions of
faintly twinkling stars that were struggling,
among tbe clouds over head.
Every window of the mansion seemed
ablaze, and the sound of floating music was
the first that greeted the ears of the guests
as the long lines of crowded carriages filed
up to the broad granite walk leading to the
house, where Marshals Hobson, Tiguor,
Spain and Stnrtdevant were stationed to di
rect and assist wherever their good services
might be required.
At an early hour the guests began to ar
rive, and as fast as they came were ushered
into the spacious reception room, where they
were cordially welcomed by the bride and
bridegroom, and congratulations were show
ered upon the happy pair as greetings were
exchanged.
Mrs. Cheatham’s dress was a rich, heavy,
flowing white silk, while a magnificent vau
of Brussels point laco floated over her shoul
ders. Upon her head a coronet sat grace
fully, the gift of the Emperor and Empress
of France, and a girdle with a diamond
clasp encircled her waist. She looked lovely
and happy, and was the cynosure of all eyes.
Dr. Cheatham, the bridegroom, was
dressed In black, relieved by a waistcoat of
snowy whiteness, and a neat white tie. A
pleasing smile tested upon his features as be
grasped the hands of the friends who
crowded closely aronnd him to offer their
congratulations, and all pronounced him a
most happy man.
Invitations had been sent to fifteen hun
dred persons, and the luxurious parlors were
thronged with guests, many of them from
abroad.
The table* were covered with everything
that luxury and good taste could desire, and
their riches excited general comment. The
whole affair was one we.l worthy the oc
casion, and one which will long be remem
bered by those who participated la its
f'lcosures. Only midnight closed the ffestiv
tlcs, and a regretful sound seemed mingled
with the rattle of the swiftly-moving
wheels as they left the scenes of festivity
and whirled the guests to tbeir quiet homes.
DsstraetlveFire at UwiilowD) 111,
(From the Canton (III.) Register, June 28.]
On Sunday morning lost, about 7 o’clock,
tbe splendid woolen mill belonging to Messrs.
Worley & Proctor, in Lewiston, in this
county, was dll covered to bo on Are. The
olarm was immediately given, but the fire
bad obtained such headway that it was
found impossible to save tbe building, and
tbe citizens tamed tbeir attention to saving
such of tbe property as conld bo rescued
from the flames. They succeeded In getting
oot three or four of tbe looms and a quantity
of wool and woollen xoods, but as the stock
on band was large, tbe loss is very heavy.
The mill Is a complete wreck, and the loss
on building and stock estimated at about
$70,000, on which there was an insurance of
$34,000. This mill was nearly new, and one
-of-ttrtrbest in tbe State. Messrs. Worley &
Proctor propose to rebuild the mill, pro
vided they can receive any assistance from
those Interested in having a factory of its
character In tbeir vicinity.
[From tbe Lewistown (lll.)Union.]
A large quantity of tbe manufactured
goods and a small portion of the machinery
was saved, the value of which is estimated
at about $17,000. Of the 000 bandies of cus
tom wool which bad been received. 200 bad
been carded and delivered, 400 saved and 800
destroyed. The entire loss to the owners
will not fall short of SBO,OOO, (upon which
there was $34,500 insurance in the following
companies: Pcotia Murine & Fire, $3,000:
Home, of New Haven, Conn., $3,000; Lum
berman’s, of Chicago, $3.000; Lorillard. of
New York, $8,000; Farmers’ & Her
chants’, of Qulnby, 111., $3,000: Home, of
• Cincinnati, $8,000; Sangamon, of Springfield,
IU., $2,500), besides a large amount of custom
.wool which bad been brought in by the citi
zens ol the county, and was waiting to be
converted into rolls or yam.
LAW INTELLIGENCE.
Arrest of Delinquent furors—Bail
road Case—Notice to the Bar. -
Dirorces— Criminal Trials—The Brad
welt Estate, .
The business of the Circuit Conti wss yesterday
as follows t
Frederick W. Bceker vs. Nicktaus Nicklans.
D«ieofl»ni'» ippfii. Order of jane 528, dism'se
fng Tbe rare, set aside.
H H Shaplev, bavin? been duly served as a
pern juror, failed to appear, l here upon an at
tachment was issued against him, and be wss
brought In, in custody of the boertSfi He
ofictvd an excuse which «»s showed *o be good
so far as to release blm trom fine. The costa
were imposed on him oecanse be had tailed to
appear, as be should have June, to offer me ex
cuse to Court. P F. Ju Siddall was also ordered
lo be ant sled for like osgVct, bnt bo was no in
the aty, snd for Ihe lime hat* escaped -
Nschmsm Marco* vs..
Air-Line Railroad Company. Action to recover
Ihe valne of a trunk and content*, consisting of
gold and silver watches and chains ana other
jewelery, alleged to be of tbe valne of 11.000.
it Is alkged tbat Ihe tmnk was shipped a Indian
apolis lor this cur, and tbatn lirge proportion of
the goods were tak*n from the box This case
was tiled some time Judgment was
given to plaintiff for (325. Tbe Judgment was re
versed by tbe Supreme Court, acd the case is now
on second bearing.
In tbe divorce case of Vinton against Vinton,
tbe husband, (defendant). O'laP. Vinton, was or
dered to file an addpiomi ve exeat • ond lor (6,0.0,
or show cause or Friday morning.
Jasper M. We*tvs. Peter Cfenkennolly. De
fendant's appeal dismissed.
James Patterson vs. Garnishees of Wheeler A
Jtice. Judgment against Keboegh for me
balance or amount realized noon ’be saieotiTS
handles of Iron and 91 kegs of horse shoes, after
deducting f 585, tbeparnlahee** lien.
Tbe following notice is given:
*• Tbe call of the trial calendar at this term will
not extend beycua No. 50. Them will be no Jnry
at tbe July or Angnst terms.”
Tbcnew salts In this Cotut were of—
William David vs Eliza e\h 3!array, adminis
tratis of Andrew Hurray and bis heirs Bill to
cause the execution of ad»ed or the tot No. li,
block 3, m A. Murray's Addition, contracted to
be sold on the Sothdarof April, isfiS, for 1730,
payable with interest in aimnal instalments, ihe
last being one April 26 last
John Ha'ey, of London, England, vs. Maria
Looisia Deboa et al Bill to can*e tbe execution
0 f a deed oi the northwest quarter of section 27.
town 36, noito range 13, (16u acres); ihe east haif
01 eect.onSS, town 36, north range 13. east (320
acre?); iLceas! half of the northwest quarter of
section 23. town C 6. north range 12 eas» (82 sees)
tbe east hsifof tbe aomuwest quarter of section
26, town 36 north range 13 east (oSaerea); the
north half of section 29, town 36, north
range 13 east (320 acres) and the sooth
east quarter ot section 29, town 86,
north range 12 east (ICO acres) all in Cook
County and the north half of section 2»,
town 32, north range 9 east' (Sit) acres)
In Will county. The property was
mortgaged to the firm of John Haley A co.,
and opon default, an as ignment in trust was
made. It ts now sought to recover toe residue of
of tbe propet ty lett after tbe payment cf tbe claims
oi Haler « Co.
cit) ot Chicago vs, Daniel Dempster. Defend
ant’s appeal trom a fine of (55 for keeping (as
was alleged) a disorderly honse.'
American Tube Works vs. Elisha W. Grosreoer,
George 11. Rozct and t'Darlea M. Smith, late part
ners. As-nnipslt. Damages, (13,000.
Nancy Welch vs. ihomas Slullln and James
Conway. Confession of indgmc x for (535.
John Wallwork and Henry O and Herbert E.
Mallory vs. Michael Condon. Assumpsit. Dam
ages,
Sarah M. Pan! vs, George A. Hartman. Tres
pa* s. Damages laid at (1.500, with cai-tat In aid.
Tbe plamuffseeks to rtcover against Hartman,
wbois a constable, for injury done her by the al
leged wrongful taking of exempted property oo a
will of attachment bsned by Justice Winstup, at
the anil ol Marsarct A. Unoham end Anna Ma
hers. It la alleged that tbe property luciades too
wearing apparel of the plalnufL which she avra la
Of tbe value of (CO.
avpxßton cotnrr.
The July term of the Superior Court com
menced yesterday. Th» trial calendar consists of
Ibe unit led causes noticed at the Jane term
On the Common Law aide (Qoo. J. E. Rary,
Judge) tho transactions of the day were as fol
lows:
The City of Chicago vs. Janies Welch. Defend
ant's appeal dismissed. ....
Stephen Clair vs. Levi Winchester etal- Debt.
Verdict for plaintiff with one cent damages.
Jndemcnt. _
Tho City of Chicago vs. Robert K. Clark. De
fendant's appeal dismissed lor want at proscca*
lion.
The Same vs. William Kirby. Appeal. Same
inter. ... ....
The* Same vs. Mary Ann Sullivan. Appeal,
‘amc order.
The Same vs. William Burgess. Appeal. Same
order.
Lucias n. Kludge ts. J. C. Richards. Assnmp*
alt. Verdict for plaintiff and Judgment for
(018.(3.
The follow Ine suits were dismissed:
William 8. Corson vs. Martin •). Dennis. Tro*
yi
rcr.
John Unttcnloehcr vs. Fat Downey. Attach*
m*nl.
Henry Fiephas va. The Same. Al’achraonl.
14 la Kinder va. The bama. Attachment.
Cbarlra Lcabmiio va. Ibo anrac. A'tachmont.
H. Klcbrnachrr va. The Mime. Attachment.
The cal) Tor thin day mcludea the esses number
ed on the trial calendar aa tolluwa: No«. ml. I'JO,
itai, m, iuh, imi.msoi, m au, two, aim. am.
Sin, 811. 'Jib. 810, 'JIT. 81V. 881, Ba, 88.1.881 and 883.
*i he only fit at order made on the «'hancor.v aide
(Judsoi). A. Jamieson) us* to the case of Minnie
c. Van Doruu igaiosi Chariot 11. Van Daren.
•This la lor invoice, the t’v'UUon being filed against
the drftcditit on the Slthfiay o' Mayliat.and
chanting him Mi b admterv. A decree waa run*
detrd yesterday. Tbla defendant la the yonnir man
wbunaa looenuy chanted with the commiasluu of
eitcnalve torcenea la ttla city
The new amta milltuu d in tbta Court were of
Francis Dina ei at. va. Mercantile Mutual Flro
Inamance Company. Aarumpalt. Daman* laid
at fiti.uoo.
'i be Commercial National Dank of Chicago va.
Hamne) D. Clarke. Confession of judgment tor
IS.ICIUQ,
Ueorce VV, Hail vs.Tra O. Wilkinion «b Charloa
U. Hardy. Case, Damage*, Jsi;u.
Daniel Corbet va Jacob Stntbelmer ami tools
Frcidman. Aa»urop«U. Damiirca,||l,BiU.
COUJtTT COfUV.
Tbe Jnlv term otihi* Court commenced Tester
day, ard ibo business ol :hc adjudication term
opined.
Rmnloof Alexander I*, dolmen. Claim of C.
n. Jordan allowed for
Relate or Jocanna -Kimball. Claims of C M.
Pitch allowed for S4O, ntd of V. M. Came for
$42.57. ■
John O’Neil, claiming to be insolvent, asks to
be allowed to schedule nia property, lieoriue set
lor July 83.
Estate of Carl Dennis. Executor's bond uf
SI,OOO approved _
Estate of Patrick McNamara. Will proved and
letters testamentary tamed to Margaret McNama
ra (widow) on bond o' SIO,BOO,
Estate of Thomas Bradwell. James B. Brad
well, Judpe of tbe County Court, filed tala certifi
cate reciting tats interest m the estate, as a son. It
was erderto that tbe estate be transferred to Lake
Comty. Tbe petition shows that the decoa.*!
owned three lots, tw o stores and a cottage In this
city, as well a? about four hundred acres of farm
ing land In the town of Palatine, besides personal
piopetly, the whole not exceeding m value
130.000. Letters lestamon'arv are asked to l*sne
to lion Jannlet B. Bradwell (son) and Elizabeth
Brtdwell v widow).
nxcoansa’a court.
Tbe July term or this Uourt commerced yester
day. *1 be criminal business of the Court will be
entered upon on Wednesday. Yesterday tbe enr
renr of affairs bad almost entire regard to rt\il
matters. Tbe orders were as follows: t
ibe City of Chicago vs. Thomas McDonnell.
Appeal dismissed on the . 4,’h day ot Jane last.
Older of dismissal set t»lde and suit dismissed.
the SAmc vs. Solomon Nelkc. Appeal dismissed
at cost of defendant.
Wl'liam Hearson and Eli Payne vs. Edward
Eetaoe. Appeal dismissed with procedendo for
want of prosecution.
William Btetz vs. Christian Erenger. Appeal
dismissed as above.
John McGinnis ve. Henry Straus and William
llabne, garnishees of Farrei Keegan. Appeal
dismissed as above.
Tbe Grand Jory was empanneued and sworn,
with Henry Fuller, Eaq.. as foreman.
The trial calendar for this month includes some
cases of more than common Interest. Tnese cases
are tbe Indictments against C. Hiossoer for libel
ling WOHam Vocke. Esq, Clerk of the Police
Court; Charles Allen nod William Uartsell, for
robbery; Mrs. George W. Baker. George Capron
ni. John Garbage, Alfred Ellis, George Eager,
Henry Ewing alias Doc Hand, Mary Gallscner,
Robert GriluJi, William Gardner, Simon Klein,
John Lawrence. Roger Plant, A. Guerold, Lucin
da Smith, Christina Whitney, Mrs. Williams,
Martin O. Walker, Timothy Cos tin and Mary
Mull, each Indicted for keeping lewd houses: Ed
ward Doiian and Augustus David, for ** eight
hour” riots, and Daniel J. Clark for bigamy.
Eilzabe'h Pierson vs. Samuel L. Pierson. Bill
for divorce on the ground of habitual drunken
ness. Tbe complainant alleges In her bill tbat
she married the defendant at Newark, N. J.. dur
ing January, IS It, since which time she has borqp
lonr children, tbe eldest ot whom utwemy-t*o,
and the yontigest seven yean of age. She charges
tbat lor ibe past twelve years her husband has
been an babitna) drunkard, aid that during three
or four years be has become, and now Is, a common
vagi an l, usable to attend to or do any business
whatever. She also states that she has esrncd for
herself a livelihood by keeping a boarding-house,
and tbat she baa once sec hcr.-husband up in a
small business by which be could earn a liveli
hood, hut by bis disslpaslon he has squandered
the means thus afforded him. bbe having, after
ten seats ol exertion, failed to produce a reforma
tion, now askd a release irom the incubus.
MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE,
ATV ard of Messrs. W. B. Ogden and
£. H. Sheldon United to a Hem
her of theJeiome fam
ily, of New York*
A wedding ceremony of unusual interest was
performed In this city yesterday afternoon. This
was the celebration of the nuptials, of Mr Eugene
W. Jerome, of New York, and Miss Paulina von
schteldan. of this dir. The groom is
not well known in Chicago, bat In tbe
Elace ol bis residence the name which
e bears is a familiar one among the
oldest families of New York. Be Is a nephew
of Leonard W. Jetotne, the Wail street broker,
after whom Jerome P*rk was named, and who
baa long been a leader of fashion in tbe Metropo
lis. Another uncle, almost aa widely kn iwn. Is
Lawrence Jerome, who, it will be remembered,
was a companion of young J. O. Bennett in the
ocean yacht aace. Mr. Jerome Is a recent grad
uate from one ot tbe oldest colleges in
the country, sad Is said to be a young
mm of the most unexceptionable character.
As regards bis worldly affttra, it la
needless to speak, as all the members of the
Jerome family are among tbe wealthiest in New
York.
The bride has long been a bright ornament to
the society of Chicago, licr life and associations -
have been eventful, almost to the romantic. Sue
Is the daughter of the late Polycsroua Ton
bchneidau, Icrmerlr Consul from the Kingdom
of Sweden ana Horws/ at Chicago,
lie was of high hull, and was
the last mat* descendant of an illosulous
bouse, one of the few remaining sepresen’iilves
of the Bix nobility. lie received a mifllarv cdu
cauon, and at the sge of sixteen had so distin
guished himielf m his studies that be was com
mhiloted In the army by a special decree of Her
tadotte, Klcg of swoden. He waa martu aid to
that monarch, and member of hi a military house
hold On the death of the Ring, von Schneldan
bveameat. iotluro personal (ilsud of ntssncccss
or. Os ear. 1 wenty-two yean ago be removed to this
country, and came hither wun a view of establish*
log a largo landed nrrpeny. -His 111-beelth and a
want of skill caused the enternilieto result un
fortunately. In ISSB he lost his wife, a most love
ly and accomplished lady. Two veers later he
followed her to the grave. leaving his daughter,
Paulina, then in her fourteenth year,*® the care
of Means. William B. Ogden and B. H- Sbeidon.
To no.better charge could sb« have been
Intrusted than to the pmlltmcn who
bad long known end esteemed me character and
ability of her father. Mias von achneldau entered
the family of Ur. E. H. Shelrfon. ot which she re
mained a constant member ever alter, until her
life and Ibrtn&rs were joined with those of the
young man w&o is > a well deserving of her
ove.
The ceremony was performed yesterday noon in
St, James' Cb&rch. on the corner of
Casa and. Superb street*... The officiating
elergjman war Right Rev. Robert £
Clarkson, Blaha*oflhel)ioccseof Nebraska and
Dscotth. BiOop Clarkso 3;i la teoembeted,
was the fort*« r rector of St. James' Church, or
which the aride baa long been, a member. Ue
came to tN* city especially tor the purpose of per
forming'be marriage ceremony. Five brides
maids groomsmen attended the happy pair,
ana in church was well filled with a most select
eath- nnir. composed of people* from the leading
drries Is this c’tj. The costumes of the bnde
S id her maids were of the greatest elegance and*
costliness.
On the conclusion of the ceremony the hapny
couple denarledfor New York, whence they wm
le&vu tor Europe, there to remain tor a year. Dur
ing this lime they will visit the Imperial Court at
Stockholm, as guests oil the onoe’s relations.
Tbe company returned to the residence of Sit.
Ogden, -on the coiner of Hmh and Ontario streets,
vineie the afternoon waa spent in feasting and en
joyment. . ‘
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