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THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, TI3UKSDAY, DECEMBER 2C, 1867.
IS XJ It OPE Tho Latest Advices by Mail. The London "Times' oh atarallzallon Conllnuatfcon or the Great Debate In the Frcneh Chambers Tribu lations of a lllgamons Baronet, Etc. Etc. By the mails broupht by the Hamburg steamer Cimbi in, which arilved In Now York On Monday, we hnve the folio win interesting particulars of evonts which were noticed by telegraph: A BAHONE1 CHARGED WITH BIGAMY. Alleged Marring of Sir Calling Kurd Icy Id New York A Subsequent Mar riage Charged Against liim. From'.the London Star, Dc. 13. Sir Eardley Gideon Culling Eardley, baronet, was brouplit up at the bow street 1'blice Court yesterday, In custody of Duck, one of the war rant ollieers of the Court, upon a warrant chareiupr him with having, on the 12th of Sep tember, 18G7, married a "k.dy named Elizabeth AIIcd, bis former wile, Emily Florence, being then and st 111 alive. Mr. (Viifard and Mr. drain, Instructed by Messrs. Humphrey and Morgan, appesre l tor tho prosecution; and Mr. Montagu Williams, Instructed by Mr. Mant, lor the dolense. Mr. Oillard stated thiit the prosecution In this CBbe was instituted by the lather of the real Lady Kaidley, in order lo vindicate the honor of his daiichtor, to whom the prisoner had been legally married in New York, in 1859. The second marriage bad been performed publicly in London, and it certainly Involved an im putation that he huU not been legally married in the first instance. If the daiicuter of ills client wus the real Lady Eardley, the lady who now bore that title coull have no just claim. Mr. MontHRU Williams inquired it his learned friend was prepared with proof as to the American law to show that tho first marriage was legal. Mr. (.illard I can relieve my friend's anxiety. I am prepared with such evidence. Mr. Flowers 1 should Ihink you hate not re lieved 111 anxiety. (A laugh.) Mr. McGee, No. 4 Manchester street, Hyde Park, staled that he wus residing in New York in 1859. His daughter, Emily Florenoe, was residu.K with Dim at that time. At that time he knew the defendant, who wa? engaged to bis daughter. On the 12th oi December witness was present w hen tbey were married, in the usual way, by a person purporting to be a clergyman in Holy Orders, at Calvarv Churth, in the dio cese of New York. They lived together as msu and wife for some months after in tact, as long as witness remuined in New York; and ho be lieved afterwards. Siw the parties sign the register in a room attached to the church. Cross-examined He was then Mr. Eardley; witness first know biro in November, some three or four weeks before the marriage; had been previously aware of the engagement; there were a great number of persons present, among otheis Mr. Gyrus Field mad a gentleman now in court; the register is not signed by witnesses; that is not usual; thete was no ceremony at the consulate. To Mr. GilTard Witness' daughter is still alive. Mr. Charles Mosely, of No. 88 St. George's street, gentleman, deposed That he was pre sent at the marriage, and also in the vestry or room adjoining the church; be was not sure whether it was culled a "vestry;" he was not sure that he saw the registry signed, but h understood they were doing so. Mr. Richard Henry bannister, the Registrar of Bt. George ;s, Hanover Square, proved the pri soner's marriage before him, with a lady named JSliiabeth Allen. Mr. Robert de Tracy Gould, of Watthamstow, depesed that he is a barrister of the American bar, and bas practised lor many years at New York. If the marriage was performed as stated, it was a legal and valid marriage. It was not necessary that it should be entered in the regis try. That was sometimes done, but it "was rather an exception. Cross-examinea witness naa no antnomea copy ot the law here. In the State of New York the fueilities for marriage were greater than in any other State of the Union; no proof of domicile was riecesf-aryi nor any marriage at the consulate; no witnesses are required. Mr. Montagu Williams Then any young couple have only to walk Into the first church they come to and get married. Mr. G jukl They may walk info a church or Into a private bouse, arid if they liked they could do it in the open air. Mr. Ci Hard-So they might in England until tbe statute of George IF. Mr. hiretton, of No. 3 Gray's Inn Square, eolicitor, produced a deed of separation be tween the prisoner and Lady Eardley, cxeuuted by them and by her father (Mr. McUee) on the 2a October, 18G3, in which she is described as "his wile." William Buck, one of the warrant officers of the court, proved the apprehension of the prisoner last night, at No. 6 Grosvenor villas, Junction roud, Upper Hollowuy, upon the war rant produced. Mr. Montagu Williams, observed that Mr. Gifiard had not proved the law at New York in the proper manner, which was by producing an authenticated copy of the law ot New York. He referred to hotcoe's "Digest," paee 394, Which recites Clegs vs. Levy, 3 Camp., 106. Mr. (iit)ard said that had mice been overruled. Mr. filoutagu Williams should like to see tho cases overruling it. Mr. Gifiard said they would be produced at the time. Mr. Montasru Williams said they ought to be produced here. Mr. Giifiird declined to give tho reference. Mr. M. Williams said the defendant wished to state that be was perfectly under the Impression that tbe first marriage was illegal, and that, therefoie, he was at liberty to marry again. Having been so advised, though not by him (Mr. M. Williams), he (defeudani) fully believed that be had a good defense. He hoped the magis trate would take ban. Mr. Gifiard said he understood that the defen dant was an outlaw. Mr. M. Williams-That is denied. Mr. Flowers declined to take bail. Application might be made to a judge in chambers. THE HftTUBflLIZATIOrt QUESTION. British Vlw of ilia llights nd Lia bilities of JVatarallitd Citizens The Frasldsut's Declaration to Congress, Ktc. Etc. From the London Times, December 11. According: to the telegraphic report, the Pre sident "urges Congress to declare that the naturalization of a foreigner as a citizen of the United States absolves the recipient from alle giance to the sovereign of his native country." We are unwilling to believe that Mr. Johnson has recommended Congresn to assume a func tion which is manifestly bevond its competence, or that Congress will commit itself to a declara tion in this naked form. It is within the power of any natloual Legislature to make laws for the naturalization oi foreigners. The Legislature oi the United States is authorized to do so by au express clause of tbe Federal Constitution, in pursuance ot whioh it alreidy requires aliens claimibg American citizenship to declare on oath that such is their intention, and o re nounce forever all f reten allegiance. So far the action cf Cougress has been perfectly constitu tional and coiibUtent with the axioms of public law. It is lor the United States Courts, ami for them along, to decide what effect such a re nunolution may have within United States' ter ritory. Their jurisdiction, however, can extend no further. It is for tbe courts of England, France, or Pruu, as the ca-e may be, and for them aloiiot to decldt) whether an English, iclf of his rati in.ility by the process of natu- ra'iiation In America as to place him in the position of a foreigner on bis return to hu native country. This rule, founded alike on rea son and necessity, is so well understood, and has been so mphstlrally asserted by American jurists, that It will hardly bo questioned by Mr. Johnson or Cougress. The object of the Presi dent being, as we presume, to revise those doc trines common to tbe Jurisprudence ot, both countries, which hsve hitherto governed the rlebta and liabilities of naturalised citizens, we ma? expect that our own Government will be Invited to join w,ith that of the United Slates in establishing a new basis for legislation on the subject. The logical consequences of these doctrines are we'l Illustrated by our correspondent "His toricus." The maxims of common law, nemo potest eruere fttlriamjug origimn nemo mu'art io rtfqui ahjurat rtgnutn, Mil non regem may be traced back to an essentially feudal concep tion of personal alleglauce. As interpreted and extended by statutes, tbey go tho length of in cluding among "natural-born subjecU of the crown to all intents and purpocs whatsoever," not only all persons born iu the United King dom, but even the children and grandchildren of such persons, though themselves born abroad. Assuming that allegiance for "all par pi scs" must Involve all the obligations of alle giance, it would doubtless follow that a French man whose giandtather might have been acci dentally boin In Euglubd would be liable to a prosecution tor treason if taken in arms against England. That a natural-born subject cannot bear aims against his parent Htatc in the event of war has, indeed, been positively laid down in a famous case, and what appears to be a monstrous, though inevitable, result of statutes passed in the last century was actu ally nflirmed by Lord Bacon iu the reign of James I. It is, however, much easier to reduce ad (I'mvrdvm this principle ot indefensible alle glauce than to show that "the principle of uni versal law is exactly the reverse." Even muni cipal law must always be constructed with strict icleience to the subject of decision, and if therj is such a thing as a tropotillouof universal law, it can only be stated with extreme qualitication. Cicero may disclaim, on behalf ot the Roman Commonwealth, any right to retain tbe unwill ing allegiance of subjects, and passages may be quoted to the tanietflect from modern publicists. We cannot, however, conclude that a Roman citizen who should have cast oil' the civiias and taken service under some euemy of Rome, would have been held exempt by Romau judges from the penalties of treason; nor are we aware that auy great publicist has maintained (to borrow W hratou's language) that "a natural born subject of one country can throw oil' his primitive allegiance' so as to cease to be respon sible for criminal acts against his native coun try. It so happened that when Mr. Wheaton himself was resident at Berlin be refused the protection of his Government to a Prussian naturalized in America, who had been required to pei lorm military duty in his native country. "Having returned," ho said, "to the country of your birth, your native domicile and national character revert (so long as you reaiain In tho Prussian domiDioiis), and you are bound in all respects to obey the laws exactly as if you had never emigrated." It may be said, of course, that be was bound to act according to American law, whicb here coincides with our own, but the fact of this coincidence having been preserved is in itself au evidence of some value. A nation cieated and recruited by emigration would hardly have acquiesced so long and eo patiently in the Enelish theory of allegi ance, bad an alternative theory of higher autho rity and far more tavot able to American interests been known to tbe great expositors ot the law. Tbe United States protested, indeed, and with good reason, against the vexatious right of visi tation and searched elaimed by this country, for there their territorial sovereignty was impugned. But it Terrains to be shown that on that or auy other occasion they have insisted, in diploma ts negotiation, on the absolute Uefeasibility of citizfri. hi p. Ihe important question, however, is one of policy rather than of law, and we freely admit that, on grounds of policy, not to say of common sense, the argument for revision is Irresistible. There re certainly hundreds of thousands, and probably millions, of citizens of the United States whom our law regards as British subjects to all intents and purposes whatsoever No statesman can justify such ao anomaly, which, it must be remembered, bas two aspects, if all tbee Irish emigrants owe full allegiance to ber Majesty, it may also be doubted, at least, whether tbey are not entitled to our protection against conscription, yet it would have been utterly im possible tor our Minister at Washington to grant tbem such protection during the late American war. iu short, our present theory is quite un tenable when any practical strain comes to be put upon it, and its iruuutenau.es may at any moment become the source of very serious em barrassment. Wo see, then, no good reason why the British Government should de:ine any friendly overtures that may be made by the United States with a view to its amendment. Whether we can adopt the principle ne quia m cituate maneai invtlut without pome reservation is a matter thst will require to be considered. The act of expatrla tion should at all events be deliberate and well attested, and our correspondent himself con templates "provision against a fraudulent ex patriation made for the express purpose of in luring tbe native State." For olieuees com niitted within the United Kingdom foreigners are already amenable to British jurisdiction by Tirlne of what lawyers call a temporary alle giance. They can be prosecuted, therefore, under the treason lelony act tor crimes com niitted in Ireland, without reference to their nationality, and this is, after all, the chief sale guard against Fenian designs. For ..security against raids organized in America, we must rrly mainly upon the good faith of tbe United States Goveinment, and this makes it the more oredient that we should meet them on this point in a spirit of conciliation. FRANCE. Continuation of the Great Debate in the Coriie I.eglslallf on tho Kmptcor'i Foreign Policy Violent Speeches by the Opposition. The sitting or the Corps Legis'.atif on the 9th instant was one of tbe most interesting of this session. Seldom was Gamier Pages more ener cetie in his defense of the political opinions held by the Opposition than when criticising tbe ex terior policy of France. Alluding first to Ame rica, the gitted orator, addressing the Ministerial benches, said: By jour fatal expedition to Mexico you in one instant destroyed the friendly feelings which it bad taken a century to accumulate; jou violated the traditions of France; jou broke the sacred link, and threw the finest country of the world into the arms of Russia. You provoked the ex traordinary spectacle of liberty allied to despot ism. I trust this alliance may not prove lasting, especially if France possesses sufficient deter mination of purpose to recover her liberties. In America jou have latsed a feeling of enmity against an old ally, and when the day of peril comes you will find her rise up against us. As to Russia, without enirancnising roiano ("oh, oh 1") jou have excitedjthe Russian Gov ernment to such a pitch, that, whilst crnhiug out the last vestiges of the Polish nation, that power believes that it is destroying you. (Ob tho left of the orator cries of "Yes, yes;" from the ministerial benebes, "No, never.") In Germany you have apparently allowed its new destinies to do their work alone, and yet your policy has been such that. Instead of receiving tbe sympathies ol that country in return for your nou-iuterven-tion, you have raised the hatred of tbe German people against jour Xlovernment I do not say against France; but at a given moment tiey will life in all their strength againBt you. This is not all. You had an ally whom you helped to constitute. To-day you have so acted that you de.lroy your whole work by withdrawing from all jour promises, from all your declarations; and you inspire the same repulsion to Daly lor your Government as you have inspired Germany with. Thus you, who have maintained tho policy of nationalities, raise them all against jon. You have recoguized their right to live on their own resources, and there is not oua amongst them who is now with you, so that If any grave event took place you would be Iso- peril In the circumstances In which we are i'lBced, and one n ust probe the wounJ In order to discover the remedy. You might at least, In that n.oment of dangrr, when you yourselves know how to sing "L, Marseillaise," have the sympathies of the people of the revo lution. But what have you done? You nrpear to repel the revolution which raised jou to power you have against ?ou not only all powers, but all nations. Later n bis speech, alluding to the idea suggested by the Emperor of a conference, as well as to the strange announcement made by M. Rouher on the Glli namely, that France would never allow one iota of the Pontifical territory to be ceded to Italy tho orator exclaimed: "In what a position bsve you placed the various Govern ments of Europe, England, Russia, Austria, Germany I" Howl At the very moment when you invited these various powers to a confer ence, and say to them the whole question is open, at that yery moment you declare from this tribune that you have beforehand taken an irrevocable decision. Is this wise f Is this the conduct of a statckmao, and worthy of a Minister of State? The Conference! Even bofore you have convoked it, have jou not sbarneiully i.et it at nought before having consulted it?" Fur ther on, addressing M. Rouber, tbe talented speaker exclaimed: "You, M. le Ministre d'Etat, who act yourself acrstnst revolution, are yon not the Minister who owes hi throne to a revolution ?" M. ollivigr'b srBEcn. The le.diug fact of M. Otlivlcr's speech was that be Joined the Opposition, and eudeavored to prove that the Government bad kept no de finite line of policy in fact, that the Kmperor's policy aiiiered irom toitor the iiiunter or foreign Atiairs, and that that of the latter was in contradiction with that of the Minister of State. In proof of this he drew a talented sketch of tbe diplomatic dealings of the French Government during the last few years, and final ly said: "No! if Italy were divided, as is said, fll. liners would not only bave to eay tbnt dis tress relened in tbe finances ami rebellion amoug the people, but that there were distress and rebellion iu the hearts or the people." M. Thiers It is there. M. Kmilo Ollivicr No. It is not there; and when 1 see, tbe men who rise up against Italian unity and spek lor their motives and passions, I find that tbey aro the partisans of fallen dynas ties who come 'o ask for the restoration of divine right. (Prolonged noite.) I can under stand the emotion of M. Berryer when ho ex- Ercs.ed tbe immense joy he felt at bearing in is old age an a-senibly issued from universal suffrage proclaim, after the speech of a Minis ter of Napoleon, the dogma of legitimacy. (Noise on the leit. "Hvar," movement.) M. Thiers Show us then the interest of France. M. Emile Ollivier I am about to do so. (Noise.) M. Thiers Yon tear up all our history. We are bore sometimes Italians, sometimes Ger mans, but nevtr Frenchmen. ("Hear, hear," aud applause.) M. Emile Ollivier I am about to reply to you. (Noise.) M Thiers If in Germany and Italy people were French, I could understand; but since in Italy people are Italians, and in Germany Ger mans, I beg of you in France to be French. ( 'Hear, bear," aud applause.) The President Allow the speaker to explain Limtelf. M. Emile Ollivier You know, M.Thiers, how much respect and deference I have for you; and when you express an opiuion which wounded my convictions, I did not interrupt you; but the more superior jou are to me by age, talents, and authority, the more I insist ou your bear ing me. M. Thiers I do not wish it for myself. M. Emile Ollivier There are two histories in France one which ends in 1789, and the other which commences with the revolution. I re spect the first, because I know its grandeur; but 1 obey ooly the principles of the second. I can understand that those men who can only con eeive France great without liberty canuot ima gine her influential without conquests. (Noise. Asplaute on the left.) M. Granier de Cassagnac rose, but could not be heard in the midst of the noise. M. Emile Ollivier (tutniog towards that gen tleman) My words do not apply to you. A voice Ah ! be is airaid. M. Ollivier I fm not ntraid of any ore. M. Granier deCassagnac Is it to me that yon apply those words? M. Emile Ollivier I apply them to him who said, "Ah! be is afraid!" The President I did not bear the expression. Had ldone bo, I should certainly bave called the interruption to order. (Hear, hear.) M. THIERS' SPEECH. At the close of M. Ollivier's speech botb M. Thiers and M. Rouher rose together, but the latter an unprecedented faot immediately gave way. M. Thiers said: Gentlemen:! shall only detain you but a few minutes, as I rite merely to beg you to place yourselves in the real situation, instead of dis cussing the interests of Italy or Germany. (Ad hesion.) What, ore those countries only to have rights? Shall the House of Savoy be al lowed to create a Slate of forty millions, carry ing oll'bftcenniillions of Germans from Austria? If the mere cry of populations were sufficient to cause the triumph of such ideas, Prussia might, in their name, to morrow despoil Austria and dethrone tbe King of Bavaria. Then; again, turn to Russia. If all the Christians of tbe Ea.t, in conformity with your Ideas, were to throw themselves into her aims, would you be greatly pleased? Nevertheless, if what you say is true, Russia bas the right to extend ber empire as far as Constantinople. (Ap plause.) With regard to the policy of con quests, as I blamed the annexation of Nice and fsavoy, so I should condemn any aggression upon Usimany or Italy at tbe present day. But we are not here to consider such conquests, but to take account of those made round about us, in the narce ot the lalse ideas too sedulously pro pagated. We dare not say "Stop." I can under stand that those who introduce such ideas seek to defend them; but I affirm that tbey have compromised the situation of Italy. No sensible Frenchman would desire to take from Germany an inch of her territory; but when we are In presence of crowns seined nnder the pretext of a certain community of language, it is our duty to protest. M. Ollivier has spoken to us of the iiolicy of Henry IV, and also of those of the tevolnUou. The first was tbe greatest, being of our history, an I tbe one who best understood the Interests of France. But do you know what be meant bj the word "Repnblle?" Nothing more than tbe union of the smuller States against the House of Austria; his project was to prevent the German unity, which was being formed in the days on tbebesd of Austria, as it is now on that of Prussia. What did the revolution do for us ? After having proclaimed the rights of the human race, it went in directly for the line of the Rhine! Such was the disinterestedness of the Republic! (Laughter and signs ot adhesion.) Gentlemen. I shall protest to my latest breath this deplorable doctrine of nationalities. Were it carried oot, Europe would be composed of two States; one of 70, the other of 120 millions. Tho part of France consists in upholding the smaller Slates; there lies ber traditional policy, there ber real plory. But we have been ur,red to let things take their course iu Italy, and then wa shall have peace. Ah ! gentlemen, 1 am also for peace, but not with an abandonment of our rights. If we say nothing to Germauy it ' Is becaese we did nothing for her in 18ti, and must, therefore, accept accomplished facts, provided our interests and dignity aro not openly violated. But shall we sutler what has been doue tn Italy, whose unity is the work of our bands? We made a reserve in favor of a single prince, and , shall not Italy, who recognized the right of , Fiance in the Convention, allow that treaty to stand? And what will the world think, if, holding this Convention in our hands, we allow , Italy to act as she pleases? We withdraw from Mexico and very properly ou a summons from the United States (loud denial) we jie4d to Geimany accomplibhitig tho greatest rovelu tion of modern times; we declare ourselves satis lit d; and in presence of the Utile territory we bave always protected, Fball we say to Italy, Act as jtm pleuc. What would France then become in the eyes of the world ? For me It is a subject of profound atlllctlon. aud that Is why I rose to speak ou this occasion., (Applause on THE ?MM QUESTION. Uffirlat Documents ltaferrlng tothePntt Ittlatlone of Italy and fr'rance. On December 10 the official Green Book, con Inlntng diplomatic documents relating to tho Antilles Legion and the Roman Question, was distributed to the members of ihe ltalisn Cham ber of Deputies. The subject ot the Antibes Le elon occupies twent y-teven document?, ex rlmrged bei ween France and Italy, from Juno 3, 1MJ5, to September 7 la-t, while the doeu n nis relating to the Roman Question aro sixty six 1n number, their dates rum. lng from Decem ber 20, 18(i, to Ihe !ld of the present month. In a despatch dated Ancust 8, 18C7, the Ita lian Charqe d'Ajfairet at l'uris commuuicates lo b Government a declnrution ot the French Minister for Foieign Aflairs, that tbe Anubei Lcglcn was Indeperdeni of tort liai Intcrlerence or control. Not only did toe French Govern ment lecognize this pthiclple, but it was deter mined to conform thereto. With repaid to General Duiuont's mission, tbe Fieuch Minister sa d, ' I do not disavow, but deny it." In a note of tbe 2d September last, the French Government slates that the Emperor, while re serving to himself the right ot authorizing French officers to serve iu the Pont itic:il army, as In otb r foreign armies, intended that hence foitb the Antilles Legion ihould couUin none but soldiers free from all obligation towards France. A telegram from the Italian Government, of the 6th ot September, expresses its pleasure that every difficulty lo now tenioved that n ight disturb good relations between the two countries. The communications relative to tho Roman movement commence with a telegram from the Hoience Cabinet to tbe Chevalier Nigra, on September 30, which tajs that in the event of a revolution at Romo tho Italian Government would necessarily be compelled to intervene, in order to preserve public oidor and guard Italiau institution?. The French Government replied that In caio of eucb events it would not act wiibout previously communicating with the Italian Government, and insisted upon the fron tier being loyally watched. On October 14 the Italian Government pro tested auairst the violatiou of the fceptember Convention by France, and declared that if the French troops marched towards Rome it would be compelled to intervene, occupying Pontifical territory without fail. Chevalier' Nigra ex pressed bis opinion that the Italiau Government might avert a French occupation by redoubled efloits to repress the Garibaldian invasion with out occupy tug Pontifical territory. A note from tbe Italian Government on Octo ber 17 says that in the event of a revolution taksng place in Rome, the only cilicacious means was ibe intervention of Italy, in order to restore order and protect the person ot the I'outitf, leaving the question of sovereignty intact. The French Government replied on the same day that it did not in any case aomit Italian inter vention at Rome, since a revolution iu that city would be considered at Paris as tbe consequence of Hie invasion of Pontifical territory. A note from the Marquis D'Azeello, dated London, Oct. 29. states that Lord Stanley has declared England would exert her good offices to prevent the entry of tbe Italian troops being considered by Fiance as a tisusbe.li. On the 30th October tbe Italian Minister at Berlin announces that Count Von Bismark has tent special instructions to the Prussian diplo matic agent at Florence as to tbe course he should pursue in tbe eveut of tbe Roman ques tion assuming an European political character. The blinister adds that tbe Count bas declined to make direct replies to tbe questions from Paris. Cn ibe 2d of November Chevalier Nigra writes that tbe French Government did not consider the entry of tbe Italian troops into Pontifical territory as a casus bcii, and had ordered the French troops to avoid all collision with the Italian aimy. A despatch from the Spanish Minister for Foreign Aflairs, of the 2d of November, states tbut the despatch of a Spanish frigate to Ci vita Veccbia is in no way intended as a hostile step towards Italy, but has only been taken to offer arelugeto the Holy Father in case he might wisb to leave bis States. A despatch from Chevalier Nigra, dated Nov. 9, sajs that the French Government absolutely rejected the idea of the Conference consisting only of Catholic powers. Baron Beust had stated to tbe Italian Minister at Vienna that Austria declined to take r art in a Conference where none weie present but Catholic powers, and iu adhe ring to the proposal of a Conference assumed no initiative. A note from General Menabrea, of the 14th ot November, declares that Italy rejected the pro posed Conference if consisting of noue but Catholic powers, aud only consented that the representatives or trie great powers should deliberate upon tbe Roman question, as in the case of other questions of general interest. The Italian Government could not take part in any deliberation that might establish a still worse position oi aflairs between ltaiy ana tne ttoiy See. In renlyine to the invitation to the Conference, Prince Gortschokoff said that it was not neces snry to engage Italy to resist revolutionary movements, aud that Russia could not accept a Conference for the settlement ot tho Roman question without knowing its basis. A despatch from General Menabrea, of the lOtb. November, states that the Italian Government, while reserving the inalienable rights of the in dependence and unity of the kingdom, does not hesitate to accept the Conference in principle, certain that tne powers win De lavoraDie to Italy. He asks what will be the positiou ot Italy in tbe Conference. Whether it was expected that 6he should attend only to declare her rights a position suitable to a great State which sub mits a great question to inenaiy uovernmenis or whether the resolutions of the Conference would-bave authority or be confined to ollering counsels? In the latter case, General Menabrea inquires, would the French Government insure their sanction? The Italiau Government could not adaut any retrospective consideration of the facts by which the kingdom had been consti tuted. The deliberations ot the Conference should be confined to removing the difficulties between Italy and the Holy See. In a note, dated Dec. 3, General Menabrea thanks the French Government for the assu rances of its irlendship, and reserves the state ment of the proposals that appear to the Italian Government most expedient for tbe settlement of the Roman question. BOOTS AND SHOES. "f"HE LATEST STYLES IN CUSTOM-MADE BOOTS AND SHOES, FOR CEXTLEJIES AND DOTS. CALL AND BEE THB ISEW BOX TOES. THE SKATING BOOT. rilllF.S FIXED AT LOW FIUUBEMt DARTLETT, NO. 33 SOVTII MXTII BiTBEET, lUMM'rp ABOVE OHESNPT PATENT ELASTIC VENTILATING IWWF.B MOLES. They are a PKRFEOT RWMEDY Fort OOLD OR BW K AT Y K1'.T ORCORNH. Tbey relieve RHEU MATlnM AM) N KI' RA They absorb and remove tbe PKUoFlRATXON inside ot RUUiULR ISOO'lW. To krow their merits they roust be worn. luull Price. II uO per pair, bold, by all retail Boot aud bhoe Dealers. r K. A. HILL Proprietor. Ronton. Mast. Henry F'lliott, No. in Warreu strecf, N. V.I V. & J. M. Joum, No. 4uU Commerce street, Philadelphia, Wboleaale HU4 ..... FROP03ALS HEADQUARTERS DEPOT OF THE PLATTE, t'lllKK m'AHTKIIMAKTKH'.H OKFICK. 1 Omaha. 2Sb., November VP, IW. J PRO FOB A I.H FOR ARMY TRANSl-OKTA MOM. Heard Proionnls will be received hi. tins olllee until lli M.oo TIll'HhDA Y.tlin M (ly of January, !(. lor thp lrmiHortnUon or Military bnnplles during lue year ron.menelng April 1, lSt'.s. and pndinit March SI, I w;s, on Kuixe Mo. 1, from Clievcnne, l)kom. or sncli oilier points ns may he determined npnii Oinlnif tne year, oo (he Omaha hraneb of lue Union l'ncillo KBllrotuI, west of Cheyenne, 10 sueh puna or depots as are now or may lip rs'nlittshed In lh Ter ritory ol Montana, south ot latitude 47 degrees. In Ilia J erritory ol Imkota, west of longllinlo lot 0Krf , in tDnltrrllory or Mntio, enst ot Iniiirllnria 1 14 duri?s, ?' i. ' j Territories ol Utuli ami Colorado, north of tftv ,,,irees Including, If uecewnry, Denver The weight to be transported during tho year on Rome No, l will not exteod twuuiy-Uve 'mlillou (Ufp.nio.ooii) pounds. iildders will state the rale per 100 pounds per 100 miles al whlrh they will triit sport the sloris in paph month of inn year bonlnuing April 1. istw, aud euduig March Sl, 1KK9. Judders should give tbair nam In full, an well ai their places ot resldenco, and eiti'li proposal should be ( nii'punied hy a bond In the sum or ten tnomaii'l (10H') doiliirs, aiRiied by two or more responsible persons, legally executed and properly stumped guar anteeing lliat In otise a conlmct. Is awarded for the route niomioncd In the piopoxiil to Hih puny pro posing, the contract will be accepted and entered Into, and good and sunicient security furnished by snld party lu accordance with lite terms of this advertise ment. Kach bidder must be present at tbe opening of the proposals In person or be represented by his at torney, 'Ihe contractor will be required to give 1250,000 bonds. Hatlsfhctory evidence of the loyalty end solvency of each bidder and person oll'ercd aa security will be re quired. Proposal must be Indon-ed "Proposals for Army Trimsporiatlon on Route No. I," and none will be en tertained nnless tbey fully comply with the require ments of this advert Isement. Tbe party to whom the award Is made must b prepared to execute the contract at once, and to give the required bonds lor tbe lullhful performance of the con tract. The right to reject any or all bids that may be OfTeri-d Is reserved. The contractor must be In readiness for service by the 1st day of April, lsw, on I w ill bit required lo bave a place (d business or anency at which he may be communicated with promptly and readily, for Route No, 1, at Cheyenne. Dakota, or at such other point as may be Indicated aa the starting point of the route. Blanks forms, showing the conditions of the con tract to he entered into, can he had on appllcittl in at this office, or at the ollice of theUunrteriatiier at New York. bt. Ixiuis. Fori Leavenworth, tsanta Fe, aud Fort Fcellinir. aud must accompany aud be a part ol the proposals. By order ol the Quartermaster-General. WILLIAM MYERS, Brevet Rrlg.-Oen., Chief Quartermaster, Dopnrtment of the Platte. 12 21 tn PROPOSALS FOR ARMY TRANSlOHTA 'HON. Office Chtkf Qn ahtkrmartfh, DkPARTMKNT OK IliKIVTA. Pt. Paul,, Minnesota, Nov. lit. l57. , Sealed proposals will be received al thin ollioe UUtll 12 O Clock M.. on the 20th dnir nf .liinimrv. Hia lor the transportation ol Military Buppliea during the year Ci.rjiniencitiK April 1, Ibtiri, and ending March 81, lMii. on Roule No. 4, Irom faint Paul. Minn., or t-alnt Cloud, Minn., by the shortest rood or line, to such Posts as ate now or may be established In the Htute ol Minnesota and In that portion of Dakota Territory lying eahl of the Missouri river and bounded by It, and from Fort (-tevenson, or other designated point en the Missouri river, eastward lo inesunt postn, or such as may be established east or north of that river, lo Dakota Territory. i ne wtigui to be transported on tins Route no. shall not exceed ten million rjouuda Uii.ihki.uoO pouuCs.) Ridden will state tbe rate .per one hundred (100) pounds per one hundred (loo) miles lore ch month ol the year begir.nlug April 1, 13MS, aud ending March 31, 1069. mnaers snouid give tneir names in run, as wen as their places ot residence, and ench proposal should be accompanied by a bond in the sum often thousand dollars, bigLed by two or more responsible persons, guaranteeing that In cane a contract Is awarded for the route mentioned in the proposal to the party pro posing, the contract will be accepted and entered Into, and good aud sufficient security furnished by said party In accordance with the terms of this advertise ment. Tbe contractor win be renutred to give bonds In tbe sum of one hundred thousand dollars (im.Ot'O.) batisiactory evidence oi ine loyalty auu solvency oi each bidder and person oiltred as security will be requhed. . l'ropoBalBmiutt be endorsed "Proposals for Army Transportation on Route No. 4," and none will be entertained unless they fully comply with tbe re quirements of this Bdvertihemeuu i ne party to wuom an uwaru is maun imisb no pre pared to execute the coutruct at onco, and to give the reciuired bonds for tbe luutilul uei ioriuauce of the contract. I ke rlKlit to rqjact any ana) an Diaa mat may De offered Is reserved. ... ,. . . The contractor must ne in reautness ror service oy the ltd duv ol April, istis, and will be required to have a place ol business or agency at which be may be com nniDlcnted with nromotlv and readllv lor Route No. 4, at Sialnt Paul, Minnesota, Foit btevenson, Dakntt Territory, or at si ch other point as may be indicated as tbe starting point of the route. Rlank forms, showing ibe conditions or thecontt'M to be entered Into, can be hHd ou application at this cilice, or at the oilice of the Quartermaster at New York. Chicago. St. Louis, Fort Leavenwortn, Omaha, and Fort bnelllug, and must accompany aud be a part of tbe proposals r , TTIJT, C. X. JLWiHl)ll Lleftf.-Col., Deputy Q. M. Oen., Brevet .Hjig.-Uen. U. . A., 11 80 t J19 Chief Q. M., Iepai tment of Dakota. TDROPOSALS FOR ARMY TRANSPORTA J. TION, OFFTC1C CHTT5F QHATlTKBMAStrKB. 1 Fort Lkavknwortu, Kansas, Nov. 15, 1887. J Sealed proposals will be received at this ollioe until 12 o'clock M. the lllh ol January, 1H;8, for the trans portation of military supphea during the year com mencing April 1, linW, aud ending March 31, lbotf, on the following routes: From Fort Barker. Kansas. Fort Hays. Kansas. and any other point or points that maybe designated by tue i uiei uuartermaaier jjepariuieui oi tne juissouri, on tne uiuou Paculc Railroad, lu D., to auy places that may be designated by the shipping olucer, In the State of Kansas and Territory of Colorado south of latitude 40 degrees North, and to Fort Union, New Mexico, or Other depot that may bedeslgnated la thai Territory, and to any other poluls on the route to thai deP'' ROUTE NO. . From Fort Union, or such other depot as maybe established in tbe Territory of New Mexico, to any posts orstatlous tbat are or may be established In that Territory, and to sucb posts or stations as may be de signated in the Territory of Arizona, aud lu the State ol iexas, west of longitude Ins degrees. ROUTK No. 5. From such point as may be designated on tne Mis souri Pacilic Railroad, bou'h west Wranch of Missouri l'acilio Railroad, or the ITnlon Pacllio Railroad, E. D to Fort Olbsou, Indian Tenitory, or such other point as may be established as the military depot iu tbut 'territory. The weight to be transported during the year will not exceed on Route No. 2, -".w o.wiopouuda; ou Route No. 3. k.OuO.ihjo pounds; aud ou Route .No. S, 2.0O0.UO0 pouuds. Fropi sals will be made for each route separately. Rldders will etute the rute per loo pouuds per 100 miles at which, they will transport the stores In each month of tbe year, beginning April 1, istiS. und end ing March 81. 1869. Iildders will give tbelr names In full, as well as their places of residence, aud each proposal muni be accompanied by a bond in tbe sum of teu thousand (lio.iioo) dollars, duly executed by two or more re spouBiole persons. In legal form aud properly stamped, guaranteeing that In caue the col l met is awarded for the route mentioned lu the proposal to the parly pro posing, it will be accepted aud entered Into, and good and lufllclent security Airmailed by said party iu ac cordance with the terms of this advertisement. Each bidder must be present at the opeulug of the proposals, or be represented by bis attorney. lbe;coutractor will be required lo give bonds la the following amounts: On Route No. S, ZO0,C0O. On Roule ISO. 8, lloo.oow. On Route No. , Sau.otO. batisfactory evidence ol the loyalty and solvency of each bidder and person oll'ered as security will be re- qUpiouoals will be indorsed' "Proposals for Army Transportation on Route No. "2," ," or "o," aa the case may be, and now) will be eiUerUUned uule$ Uu) comidu with the requirement Of tin advert UttneiU. The parly to whom au award Is made must be pre pared to execute the contract without unnecessary delay, and lo give the required bouds for the tailhful pertormanceol the contract.- The right to reject auy aud all bids that may be Offered la reserved. . . The contractor oi eaeS route must be In readiness for service by the lstdarr April, is. ana must uaye a place of business -r ageucy at which he may be communicated wllb readily. For Route No. a at Fort llarker, and such other points on the railroad as may be designated as the starting point pt the route; for Rome No, a at Fort Union, New Mexico, orsuoh other point as may be eslabllMhed as the depot, aud for lloute No, S at Leaveuwortu, Kansas. Rlank forms Bbowlug the conditions of the contract to be eutered Into for each roule cau be bad upou ap plication at this olllce. or at the cilice of the Quarter master at New York. Chicago, bt. Louts, Bt. Paul, Fort Leavenworth, Omaha, Denver, C. 1 aud Hauta Fe, and must accompany and be a part or the pro- P08"1"' ' Tm C EA8TON, Deputy Quartermaster-General, 12 tUU C Q. M. Dep't of the Missouri. piTLCR, WEAVER & CO., MANUFACTURERS OF MANILLA AND TARRED CORDAGE, C0KD9, TWINES, ETC. No. !3 North WATER Hlieet, and No. 22 North DKLA WARE Avenue, rillllPKlf HIA. EnWINlI. FlTT.KB, MionAH Y AUCTION SALCS. M 0 C L B L 1 A N D C O. f- tierew'ori" to Philip Ford A Co.). ALtTlONiliJlH. No. 60S MARK FT (street. ("I.OblNO PALE OF THE KKAHOlt OF 1100 CASE ROOIM. RHOrH. RROO ANrJ .KTU. On Manday Mornlui, December 10. commencing at In o'clock, we will sell. by catsh ne. for caib. 'S chscs men's, buys', and yttills' boots, hne. brog.ns, balmorals, etc.; also. esily attention o the trade is called. ' 112 ZS St fOlIN B. AI1ER8 A CO., AUUTfONBiRJs If Nos. and !U4 M ARKiT Htreei, LARGE PEREMPTORY bALE OF BOOT8, 8II0KS, iittuu A n. it 1 On Tuesday Morning, December SI . at 10 o'clock, on lour months' credit. lOIKi packages boms, shoes, brogsns, eld. 1 12 - 41 JM, GUMMEY & SONS, AUCTIONEERS . No. 60S WALNUT Btreet. Hold Regular Bales ol REAL JJsTATK, bTOCKS, AND PFCURIT1E8 AT THE PiliLADFLPHlA KXCHANOK. Handbills of each property issued separately, loeo catalogues publinhi-d and circulated, containing "ill descriptions ol property lo be sold, a also a par tial list of property contained lu our Real Estate Re g inter, and oUeied at private salo. bales advertised dally In all the dally newspapers. M THOMAS A 80NS, NOS. 139 AND 141 . a FOURTH. Btieet. HANDi OMTC WALNUT FURNITURE. ... . On Monday Morning, At 10 O Clock, al (l ?H2- nrtDn .l.aat K. ,,.! tho entire very superior furniture. Including hand some walnut and garnet plush drkwlug-rootu turnl- ' Jr' '"i1""" wainut cn sinner suite; coltng chamber suit; handsome walnut dining-room lurul lure: China and glassware; handsome veivet and Urussela carpeia; italr carpets; kitchen furniture, 12 1 It rpilOMAS BIRCH it SON, AUCTIONEERS CHEbiLT Btreet, rear entrance No. 1107 Baiuoul St, . Bale at No. 1 1 tn cheSntit strret NEW ASH bECOND HAND HOUsKlfOLD FUR- .. . On Friday Morning, At DO Clock, at the auction atom Ifn lllnrii,..n Sirret, a large assortment ol stioerinr niii, .i.um- tii-r, dining-room aud cubine furniture, also. Freuok pla'e mirror'-, tine carpels, etc. 1'IANO-FORTKH. One superior rosewood piano forte, made by bchomuker & Cn. One do no. do. made by Btelnmeti, One superior rosewood grand piano-tone, oue cabinet organ, suitable for a church. One lueloduon. It AUCTION SALE, On Butnrday, . December Jh. 1807, al 11 o'clock, ojttdng ont sale of Kelty.t arrlngton A Co.'s slock, al BTOre No. 72JChea uut street, consisting of- Rrocalelles, lerrys, repi, satin do lalne. damask, elegant embroidered Swiss lace aud English Nottlng bam curtains, curtain materials, piano and table rovers, w ind iw shados, furniture coverings, and up holsterers' trimmings ol all kinds. Also, three set b.ack walnut liral-olass lurnlture.andouelargemlrror w lib connecting cornices. (.12 26 as LIPflNCOTT, SON & CO., AUCTIONEERS No. Sic MARKET blreot Philadelphia. (Preml. ses formerly occupied by Messrs. Panooastdt Wars nock, Auctioneers.) LAROK POSITIVE HALKOF WW LOTS OF AME RICAN AND IMPORTED DttY GOODS. HOSIERY, NOTIONS. bTOCK. OF (GOODS, &0., by Catalogue, On Friday Morning, December 27i, commencing at lu o'clock. Includ ed will he found a foil and desirable assortment of saorable goods, worthy the alieullou of the city jobbiug, country and retail trade. It. PROPOSALS. O FFICE CHIEF QUARTERMASTER, F'ikth Military District. 1 It KW Oklkanh. Lu . Dec. IX. ISKT. f Sealed Proposals are invited aud will be received at this oilice until 12 M., January 18, lsliS. lor the pur chase of all tbe right, title aud Interest or tbe United biatiRln and to the United Mates Military Railroad, irom Brazos bantlat o to White's Raucbe, Texas. The sale will include the entire track and sidings, buildings, water stations, turntables, etc., the rail road materials aud supplies pertain lug to tbe road, together with the rolling mock, cars, machluery. and ' other equipments, as follow s; C'., miles railroad track. 4 claw bars, used. 2 pit ch bars, used. 6 Mulling boxes, used. 20,000 pounds railroad chairs, good. Unto pounds railroad Iron, good. 1 locomotive, unserviceable, 1 locomotive and tender, serviceable. 1 locomotive head-light, unserviceable. 14 coupling links, good. 6Kti pouuds car spriufrs, good. 12,1.00 pounds railroad spikes, good, f00 cases lies, itood. 2 shackle bars. used. 21 square brasses, good. 7 Hal cars, worn but serviceable. 2 crowB-leet, worn, 4 rat road frogs and 8 switch stauds, worn, 4 spike mauls, worn. 2 Jack screws and levers, worn. 2 turu-iahles, worn, 1 lire tongs, worn, 2 screw wrenches, worn. 1 baud car, worn. 2 push-car wheels, worn. 1 stove, worn. 1 push car, worn. 4 hand-car wheels, worn. This sale will not Include tint title to tholand. whlolf does not belong to the United btates, nor to the bridge over tne "jioca jnica, This road Is about ten miles In length, and extends from Brazos bautiago to White's Ranche, ou the Rio Grande. From this polut conuectb u Is made by Bteamer wllb Brownsville and Maianioras. Of the ten miles 8 13U-1H0 are washed away byaiat hurricane. 4 67-160 are in running order, although not continuous, and about 1 84-160 miles of the material are burled In Rand. The route Is ihe shortest and best for the Immense traflic between the Gulf of Mexico and tLe Interior of bouibern Texas aud Northern Mexico, and the com munication by rail alone cau readily be extended U Brownsville. The railroad to White's Ranche saves thirty miles; ot dltUcult and tortuous navigation. The road Uj live, leet gauge, good ties,!' rail, and lull spiked. The property may be Inspected on application to) Captain C. H. Hoyt, A. Q. M., Drowusvllle. Texas, anu any lniormaiion uesireo may oe owiaineu rioni that ollleer, or from the ollioe of tbe Ohlet Quarter master Filth Military District, New Orleans, La. A condition of the sale will be tbat transportation shall be furnished for all Government troops and sup plies, whenever required, at rates not lo exceed tliote paid by the United Slates toother railroad conipaule) in the Fifth Military District. Terms of paymeut cash, lu United Btates Treasury D The Government reserves the right to reject eny or Prooosals should be Indorsed "Proposals for Brazoa Santiago and Rio Grande Railroad," aud addressed to the undersigned at thU olhce. y McQONlGLK, Brevet Lieut-Col. and A. Q. M. U. b. A., lu charge of oflice. 12 21 1 PROPOSALS FOR FORAGE. DlPOT OUAHTIBMAHTKR OFKICK. JumHhONMLLK, lud,, Ilea 16, 1867. 1887. ils OtBoi Sealed proposals will be received at this Oracs until 12 M , January 2, 18R8, for the delivery ot m, three months' supply of OATd and HAY lor thin Depot The Oats must be of the best quality. The Hay must he of the best qualhy baled Hay. Forage to be delivered, from time to time, as re quired by the tllicer In charge. Rids must he made In duplicate, with a copy of this advertisement attached to each, aud each bid must he accompanied by the guarantee of two re sponsible parties that. In case the contract la awarded to ibe bidder, good and sufficient bond will be given lor the faithful perforuutuce of the) R1d w'lll be endorsed "Proposals for Forage," and '. add tested to the undersigned. The riht Is reserved lo reject any or all bids. Rv order of the Quartermaster-General. 12 24 71 H. C. RANSOM. 8 GOVERNMENT SALES. s ALE OF UNSERVICEABLE QUARTER MASTER'S bTOREH. Dkpot Quabtkbmastbb's Orrtct. 1 Wabhinoton, D. C, December 1, l". J Will be sold at public aunt Ion, under 'he supervlsioa of Brevet Colonel A. P. Rluut. A. Q. M;i', . At o on FRIDAY, 27th instant, at Lincoln Il? i,.10' 21 Quartermaster's blorea. rated as uuswvlooole. oou- siBting In part or- .set Lead Mule Hae- s knrl utr H.. 8 bprlig Bodies, uniln- ou St is Wheel do., iiISS"" Wheel Amort- 10 Two-horse Amhu- eu. 85 Wagon Wheels, lances. 1 bieam jipg"k ,ntnn 1 Steam Worlblngton Wheels.' mo pounds Scrap Iron, 1 Lifting ior1do 1 Power Punch. 1 Travelling Eire' inns) do. Old Shoe, loou do. Old Bolls. I00O do. Old Tires, 8u0 do. Old Springe. SooO Wagon Rows. .g'eiher with Too',, of ail kinds, and other ar'4ol "V.i'm.-ash In Government MnH. By order of tb Quarter u-ajter-Genr. Deputy 4. M. General. 4UiiJ ltit,