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I 'ToilTIETH YKAli! NEW YOKK, MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1872. PRICE TWO CENTS, j j!
I FfKIAL OK THE INNOCENTS.
1, SrCltJiT.I Ot'Tllj; Sr.VUKT MOUILIV.n
I? The Iniinrriil Cintrrnwiri Terribly rcr-
f) rl.cil John II. Allrr mill Oukr Amr be.
A lore the Comiiilltrc-llnkcs (In li Ihnl he
Y Wrote llir Letter", Iml Mwenni 111" I lie la
I Vlitunus -Alley l ilso virtuous.
"Wasiiiniiton, Dec 15. Tin' plot lioiiltis
i lM. U en. Thore arc rutinln? to mid fro and
' anxlou- C'ltisultntlons among tho exceedingly
wlttunu statesmen whose names have been ron
tiect.'d Hli tho wicked Credit Moblller bribery
ausmlal. They arc, of conrtr, all Innocent, fur
did nut the people so tironotince them In No
etnibcr List? and haven't they demanded an In.
TS'tlgulloiif Nevertheless there Is unusual agl
till. hi manifested by these tame righteous gen
tleinrn. 1 hey manifest It In their troubled ex
Irreasluii of rountenance, In thrlr distracted
manner, and by their frequent conferenres with
rch oilier. I have beon n pretty close observer
of the House of ItcpresontHtlves fur several ses
sions, and I never remember to have seen rertaln
lueuiVr no carolers of what was under contld
W sratluii bv that body as they were last Thursday
ja ami 1'rldny, nor do I remember having seen
I Messrs. Gnrflold, Uliigham, Dawes, Scofleld, and
I Knllcy so frequently dodging In and out of com
m mltteo rooms, and hobnobbing with Oakes Ames
1 &nd John 11, Alley In the coat rooms and lobbies,
xjan It bo postlblo that there pure and unspotted
statesmen are afraid of this Investigation, which
I they so defiantly demamledT or arc they afraid
I of Ames and Alley?
a evxk this vicE-rnrsintNT rt.ECT ummsy.
jL Nor are these gentlemen whom 1 have named
07 Iho only onos who are manifesting an unusual
Q uiieaelnoss, for on this holy Sabbath day the
I Rreat and good Henry Wilton was closeted with
I the profniie corrupters, Alley and Ames, at the
I Arlington House. The pious Vice-President
I elsct was nervous and fidgety when be stepped
I up to the ofllce of that hostelry and Inquired
1 whether these two virtuous Massachusetts gen-
1 tlemon were In their rooms. A servant took his
f card, and tlio Senator walked uneasily through
I the lobby Into the reading room and back, cast-
toga furtive look at every guest he met. He
a met the servant at the foot of tlio stairway, und
,n respouso to the darky's grinning, " Walk up,
sail," slipped quietly up the stairs. The great
t, teetotaller's visit may have been perfectly lionet
i and honorable. 1 don't say It wasn't, but
m thore was certainly a sherp-sieallhg air about It.
1 There Is no longer any dlaposltlou to treat
2 Willi contempt this great scandal. Tho veiy
I men who were so violent In their denun
I clatlons of Till Si'N for publishing this
I campaign slander are now willing to ad
1 mlt that It la a serious affair. They try to
break the force of It on their party by making a
great parade of the fact that McComb swore lie
Knew of his own personal knowledge that Jim
i, llrooks had received flftvshaiee of his stock,
i) Democrats as well as Itepubltcaiis are Implicated,
r they cry. forgetting that Tub Sun last September
I idhllshcd this part of McComb's testlmonv, as
i well as Ames's letters, and called attsntlou to It
time and again In Its editorial columns.
Mil. COMII'H TESTIMONY.
The truth of the matter Is just this Mc
Comb' testimony before the cnniinlttteo lat
Prida) was so positive and conclusive that even
Judge Poland had to admit that the case looked
black and threatening against more than one
Cmicrrisstnan. The story McCnmb told was the
sine that The Sun published, with the addl
I tlirnnf some Important documentary evidence.
He for Instance submitted a certified list of the
stockholders furnished hltn by the Treasurer of
the Credit Mublller, which showed that Kant's
nsnio appeared opposite 'iW sharps of stock sub
acrlbed per II. 8. McC. Then he submitted also
a .emud lertlficd list of stockholders made at a
latter (late, which showed that this stock ap.
Dsarcd In the name of Oakes Ames, Trustee,
sstrrimt or oAnr.n ames's Lrrrr.ns.
no also produced the originals of threw let
ters f run Ames to him which have already been
ciubllahed. and also a fourth one, which has
never been published. This letter he produced
as evidence of the value Ames placed upon the
Credit Moblller stock. Ames and his friends
tiarn denied since this suit began that the stock
wai so valuable, aim allege that plenty or It
I could be bought at very low figures. They do
this to confound and mislead the public. There
were several Issues of stock. At first they only
Issued a small amount of stock, and afterward
ihy Increased It fllty per cent., and then
auraln increased this, It was the original
Mock McCnmb claimed was Increased,
making now some 376 shares, and to show that
'Ames himself valued this stock very high, even
Jiofore the dividends bad reached their highest
limit, he produced a letter from him wherein lie
'says that he does not wish to sell any of his
took, but he knows where a little can be got for
t $10 per share,
. M'COMU'S TISTIMONY CORROBORATID.
i. Another fact has also leaked out, and a mem-
lier of the committee has admitted It to be true.
Vpeaker lllalne declared In his statement to tho
.committee that Ames urged nlm to take some
,of this stock at Its face value, alleging that It
was roallv worth a great deal more. This Is an
important corroboration of McCoinb. lllalne
.was flmt on the ll.t that McCorab swears Ames
I diotaled to blm. How could McComh have
I known anything about Ulalne If Ames hadn't
I told him 7 It of course don't prove that lllalne
. received the stock, but It does conclusively
iirovw that Ames waa offering this stock to mem
lirs of Congress, and Inferentlally proves also
a that Ames told McComb that lllalne was one of
I ,the men for whom he held the two hundred and
g Uty shares as trustee.
AVIEg'a ONLY HOPE.
The only hope Ames and hl friends have is to
rireak down McComb's testimony by Impoochlng
I lils character for truth and veracity, and to this
eud John ti. Alle testified at great length es.
I teutay. He denied in toto all of McComb's
I stntuinenta that he (Alley) admitted to him (Mi-
f Coiuli) that this stock had been distributed to
members of Congress, and that he had eter
furnished McComb any names,
h - .J I'1 c T. 1 11 ?.1k.T J 1 "? ,0M not ' meeting of the trustees
gl lh ( reiM lloblller in er Voit. lu tuuurcllun ltti
PSUui-r lilllou.rrtnot a pspcr to the truitec. for ttitir
siuoiliirr. whfchwsito suiliorlie osken Ames tome
ID Wellington tu buudrfU sdi! filly .h.n. of the
MpiUI Hoi k of the ( tedit Moblller In snr wsy tint
would beuent the compsny? A.-l Of ver did,
1 . S " '".A,,"0' '"t'oinb refuis to slen that i.sper until
Jnloey Dillon, OsLri Ames, Joilah fiaMaell. lunl K.
Iistes, sad you saiured l.liu that It shouldn't nrelu'tlee
Ills claim to his two buadred and rJlty thsrrs r A. - No,
Judge lllack asked that the offlcera of the
! Credit Moblller be required to furnish, along
wltli the books, of the company, all papers
rulslllig to stock Issued tu Oakes Ames.TnisUe.
The committee so ordered.
ALLEY VritTllr.ll 8WOHM
that ha would not believe McComb on oalh'slhat
iio wax a tery had man and had uliad reputation;
that Jackson Bchulta had told him that lie had
keen ao Informed on good authority. The
Unalrman reminded him that this was not
HVidencn, and Alley said ho wanted Jackson
Hchultz summoned. Allevalsosald that McComb
waa actuated solely by a desire to revenge himself
ifor tho treatment ho had reisolved at the hands
, of a majority of the stockholders of tho Credit
Moblller; that the majorlt) had turned Thumus
U. Diirant and him out of the Directorship, and
MuComb had never forgiven them for It.
'lie was dishonest, and so waa Intrant. They
. discovered them stealing the cotupau) ' money,
f ao thoy kicked them out,
OAKES AMKH'S TUTIUONY.
II Oakoj Ames was called and partially exam-
' X'.1- He swore to about the same story that
"Alley told. He denied that he had dictated any
list of names to McComb, or told him that any
member of Congress had recolved stock at a
nominal value, lie admitted, however, that cer
tain members i cil 'Congress did hold Credit Mobl
Her atouk, but alleged that they bought It and
tiald for it as emyliodv else did. Ho denied
that t was worth more than the fnce value at
the time they bought It. but admitted that he
lisd I refused a great deal more for his own at
that lime. He knew It was going to be a good
I thing, and therefore he hehf on to It. He ad-
I niltted that he wrote all the letters nhlch
McComb had produced, but aald his only object
waa to got members from different parts of the
ooiintry to take the slock. He said McComb
and intrant wanted It all In New Vork and New
i ling and. He was opposed to this, and wanted
f to distribute It around.
Judge lllack asked what he meant by saying
In one of his letters to McComb ; Vou can't get
those men (meaning members of Congress) to
look Into the law unless they had an Interest."
'Ames ropllcd that he meant Interested lu a geu-
f 01 Kl way.
Ames a examination was not concluded, but It
Is said that so fur as It went It created a bad I in
i presslon on thy (onimlttee. The adroit quae-
J ilous addressed to him by Judge lilac made
Ji in frequently contradict himself, and forced
; blm to refuse to answer several times. Ills ex-
i Builnatb n will be concluded to-morrow.
j AUXS'a ONLY THUMP.
sjA'.'" ,nd.AJIey say they Intend to break down
I tMcO.mb's testimony by producing evidence
n"! !"' ", ,n iHe "ureaii or Mllltirr Jftstlco
.that he perjured Himself. They also ftitend tr?
i Miring wltneaiea from Louisiana to prove that
Ian? Tf.!f eiln. MH"Xtlar. Warmoth-. J"
P T"J". ,Te McComC'i counsel no un.
4 Mif',r'. Ttiysay that tbecommlt
ttf.r.,i '?f.,ow1t,,l"onr of thlakltidto be
ik! w-V n' ,hV ' ?T vld.nca of this kind Id
War Depaitpunt It is of no valus, rw Una!
not acted upon by Pocretary Plantain, nor wa
McComh ovor nrrestod and trlod. They are per
fectly willing that Ames and Alley shall try to
Impeach their cllont's veracity, nnd Intlmute
that thoy can do something In that lino forAme
and Alloy. It Is said that It can be proven Unit
both Ames and Alley perjured themselves bo
fore a Now Vork court, andllhat the books and
records of tlio Credit Moblller will show that
they did when they are produced before the
There Is a, strong pre'sura belnz brought to
benr on the commlttre to open tlio doors and
conduct their Investigation publicly. The mem
bers of Cnpcrcf s who arc not Interested are very
curious about what Is said, and this cnrlislty Is
not confined to Democrats, I shntiM not bo
surprised If some llcpubllcans would movethnt
tho House Instruct tho committee to throw
open the doors and admit spectators, or at least
representatives of the press.
It.ttLUAY VKH1LS IX J1UIS KV CITY,
Pile Mm Vlnliueil nllhln a 1'ortiililit-Tlie
ft iifthhis nf .tllller nnrl (JiicklA it Kiiglue
I-it.it ntglit, bet wpoii r ntnl 0 o'clock, Chief
of Police Dickson arrested (leorge Dolan for
being accessory to the killing of John Miller,
and fatally Injuring Michael (laeskl, on the
Pennsylvania Itailroad, In Jersey City, on Satur
day. The prisoner colored tho police station
and naked to see Ashbcl Hicks, the engineer of
the train that crushed Miller and Oaeskl. As he
passed toward the cells he said that he was the
"engine driller" of that train. The Chief had
been looking for that official ever since the acci
dent, and when Dolan ended his visit to the en
gineer he w as sent to a cell.
The duty of Dolan was to keep a lookout for
signals or track obstructions. On Saturday
afternoon ho ordered the engineer to back
down and drill the way train. Ilefore the loco
motive reached tho Greene street station the
order was countermanded and tho engineer sig
naled to go ahead. The locomotive ran several
hundred feet, and the return signal was given,
and though a danger signal was displayed on a
car standing on n side track, and between the
engine and tho car on which Miller and Uaeski
were nt work, Dolan allowed the engine to be
run upon the track, and the two workmen were
crushed to death.
On Tuesday, the 3d Instant, Patrick Doran, a
switchman at the Washington street crossing in
Jirsey City, waa struck by the cow-catcher of a
drill engine and seriously Injured. He was taken
to his home In Prospect street, and Is still con
fined there. Un Wednesday, the 11th Inst.,
James Cavanagh was run over by an outgoing
train, and his left foot was taken off at the nnkle.
On the same day, a few hours later, a drill train
ran Into two passenger cars on the same spot.
I) th trains were thrown from the track, but no
one was injured. On Saturday tho ,1:30 train
from New ork ran over and killed a man named
J. II. Kurle at East Newark.
A ClIMllir STJIKKT SVXltAY XH11IT.
A Pari wUh Knives Is a HucUel Nhep-A
Thomas IU'llly went to tho Oak street
police station last night, and told Sergeant
llrooks that ho had been stabbed In his left arm
In Cherry street, near Market. His coat sleeve
waa saturated with blood and his arm was
powerless. Several veins had been cut. He said
that he had just come down from 1'oughkeepile
and that while he waa walking In Cherry street
he was stabbed by an unknown man, without
any provocation. Officer Towns took him to the
I'ark Hospital and his wound was dressed. He
refused to slay In the hospital, and went to
W ogan e bucket ahop, at Kl Cherry stroet.
Boon afterward Officer l'lke heardfa rush for
the door and drove back a gang that were trying
to escape. Then he saw two men slashing one
another with knives. They were covered with
blood, which was dripping around on the floor.
Their clothes had been hacked by the knives.
One had an arm in a sling. OfUcer Pike caught
one by Ms collar, and knocked the other dow n.
At the Oak street police station one of the men
proved to be ltcllly, who bad been sent to the
I'ark Hospital, and the other James llegley.
Ilegley said that he had been In Butler's bucket
shop In Cherry street, near Market, and that
ltcllly entered with three others. Intending to
whin him. He was sitting on a barrel, and was
challenged by Hellly to fight, but he declined.
Thereupon the four assaulted him with clubs
and buttles, and In self-defence he stabbed
Hellly. Ho then oacaiwd to Kl Cherry street,
whero he lodged. Ilegley added that Hellly,
after his wounds had been dressed In the Park
Hospital, hurried to Wogan's to get satisfaction.
As neither would make a complaint Sergeant
llrooks had to release them.
A rellceman'a Knfeunter wttla a Drunken
Crowd In a Tenement,
lu the tcnemont at SI Cherry street Inst
night, Offlrer l'lke heard an uproar, and ascend
ing to the third floor found a drunken crowd
lighting. Heordered them to desist and thereat
one of the women suddenly locked the door,
leaving him In the midst of tho combat
ants, who turned upon him. He was strut k on
the head with a club with nueli force that It cut
through hla can and lacerated the scalp.
I lie cap fell to the floor, and was picked up anil
thrown Into the street. Ilefore the officer could
use his club two burly rurBans wrenched It from
him. and tho others shouted. "Kill tho cop."
Meantime a boy ran tilth the cap to the Oak
street polloo station and told Catit. Ulman that a
crowd waa murdering Officer l'lke. Detective
I Itrslmmons hurried to the spot armed with a
club, The deteotlre burst the door and clubs
were used vigorously. The women shrinked,
and the men who had done their best to kill the
officer previously begged for mercy. Ilefore tho
officers had come a inoli gathered In the street,
with some difficulty the officers forced their
way through with their prisoners and they were
A I'lerr Drbalrlu the I'renrh Aaaeiubtr.
I'aiiis. Dec. K.-In the Assembly, to-day, M.
Dovsl saaerttd that the pet I lion, nhicn were blog
bronght forward for the dlaaolollon of the As
sembly were Irregularly signed, snd were .evidently
the work of sgltstors. M, Ustnbelts denied this staer.
tlou, lie said the country had given succoilve snd
sIsmEcant manlfeatatlvna of Its Ulitent from the policy
at the Aa.embly by rrturning llepubllcan candidates
lu moat of the recent electlona. wherein Democruta had
IiTV!i!?rc7,.,.ul V.' Mousrchlata, even In the snreatrsl
dlttrletaof the latter, Tim crisis through which the
(iDveriitnetit had jjtt paa.cd rendrredlilie people'a dralre
lor too dlfaololluuot the A.aeniblj unheraal and InMn.
! J' . 'L0.? "".V refute thc.e csluuiulca upon bla party,
lie defied the Monsrehl.la In e.uhil.h a monsrrhy, rte.
JHrJg V!1 nr!"!rr woald aaing sccept. nor the people
rstlfy. Here M, (Isinbetta wsa nsailonately Interrupt,
ed frutn the Itlsht. M, D'Audldrrt-P-uguler followed
l"i s speech violently attacking the Itsdicsls. lie de.
i isred Hist the horrors of the rule of the Commune In
Paris were the frulta of the application of their prluel.
At the timing atMliin Mlnllter Dnfaurs addrea.ed
he llouae In fsiorof reacting the pelllluua lor dlaao.
lutlou. He spoke Ironically at M, Oaiubetla, who
spteclws, ho aaid, were the cauae of the nretent need
!K.,',.',,"nA.l.8l,f ?he followed from members of sll
the psrtlea, The debate was one of the moat violent
!Sic,'"." '.,rh "ss taken place In the Assembly.
MJl'"'11""11 one o'clock liiia morning, when the
Chsniber, by a vote of to an rejected the petitions
snd puard to the: order of the day.' pvuuuua
.iihl7..l.1.li!",HM,''1 Present during the debate,
either In the afternoon or evenlug. '
Ilefore sdjotirnlng, the Assembly sdopted s resolu.
,.i'?h"l'f"n ,h" ML.lufure'a ipe'erh be placarded In
sll the Communraof Krsnce. A ahullar reiwlutlou w lib
dlw" speeches of Itadlcsl deputies wss vol"?
.,71'.? Moos'fMit loiirnsla are greatly pleased Willi the
!,'.,.?d.'!llrn.hr n liufsure. He Itsdleal pre.s
ma ntain a tone of Indifference and declars tbsl tlirv
will continue the sgltstion for dissolution.
The Campaign ainliiai the Apaches.
San KliANCiet'O, Dec. 15. The latest adtices
from I'reicott, Arlrona, state that Clen. Crook Is proae
cuiln the campaign vigorously ajaluit the hostile
.'iJ'i'tf ,he northern psrtof the Territory. File
eipea.tlona sre onersllog In mounlslos can of the
river . Me. dep. Crook wsa Isat hesid from cast of
the Mogcilon Mountains, llurlni the esmpslgn over
one hnnrtreo Apaches hsve been killed snd many wound.
i:..ltlr'J stores and provisions at irtrral pointa were
dr.trnved. Oju Crook's policy Is to follow the Indians
conatsully and hunt them down In every qusrler.
The Kleclornl .'allege,
Wabiiimiton, Dec. 15. All the lists of the
Klcdorsl Colleges of the severs! States for President
snd Vice .President, eiceptlng Uiree, have been sent to
ikf'I'J?5.1'.0'. 'A "enate by mail, though not more
Ihsn one third of the entire lists, required by Isw to be
dollyei ed to hlra bjr metieoger. have yet been received.
LoulilinssendalUtsfrom Two llflereni KleetoralCob
fl' ,7,hfto Houses, olCongreaa, In Jolultonien
tlos, wit determine which list ahall lie counted on tlio
In theiuo"'.,f,ot0,VK,l,u,r7' ,"n 0' COUn'loi
Colfux and tbe Tribune Editorship,
Wabiiinoton, Deo. 15. Vice-President Colfax
relursrd from New York this morning. He isys, In so
swer to numerous hjaulrles, tbst Ids visit wss more to
relatives sod friends than on business, snd thst be csn
only repest la rrgsrd to the 7r(tis nswspspsr editor
ship what he has so often ssld, thst It remains a subject
of conversation, but tbst nothing has been decided as
yet on either side,
I'ray far llunllnilen.
The following communication was read by re
quest In the Fulton street prayer meeting on Friday i
IIpktixoton, I- l.-Prsy for Ifuatlagton, both for
the numbers el tbe church sad Ike uagodly, tlisl all
""7. sated, Also thst all coatenlioas may leftse.
aid tkst there ur t a revival f euro religtoa.
A D HUH II ItaJf,
THE CAROLINA YULTUJIES.
HOW ItOXKST.IOIIX l'ATTKIIHOX WAS
The Negro Assemblymen Hough! nnd Notd
l.the lllnrk fheep-Honest Jnhnlloeelo
Jnll-Klllott alter hl Ncnlp-A Ilia How
anil a I'rse Fight In I lie I.etUlntuie,
Corrrspondehcc ol The Sun.
CoLifMiitA. 8. C, Oec. 12. Tho nfxony l.
over. The (leli pota of Kgt pt havo been opened
In the land, and the Legislature nf South Caro
lina, that at the) beginning of the present set.
slnn promised ao much of retrenchment and
reform, has fallen from grace Into tho mud pool
In which Its predecessors have wallowed so
often. On Tuesday last an oloctlon was held for
United States Senator. Three distinguished
candidate aspired to the position It. II. ISlllott,
a negro Congressman, who based his claims on
hla color and abllitr: H. K. Scott, ex-Onvernor
nf tho State, whose qualifications consist of his
peculiar facility for Issuing fraudulent State
bonds ; and Jno. J. Patterson, commonly known
In these parts as "Honest John," who planted
himself solidly on the platform of United States
promises to pay, and boldly avowed Ids Inten
tion to buy his way Into the Senate. The truth
of the whole matter Is that all the candidates
recognized the power of money, and all of them
made a Judicious tisa of It. Hut Honest John's
purse was cither the longest or his use of It more
Judicious than that of his opponents. On Tues
dav last that distinguished son of Pennsylvania
distanced his competitors In the race. Patter
son has been a lobby man around the South
Carolina Legislature for the past four years, and
thoroughly understood the material with which
he had to work. The majority of the members
of tho Legislature are Ignorant colored men,
fresh from the plough handle or the cotton field,
and not one out of twenty of them hat probably
ever seen the color of one of den. Spinner's
now nnNECT jonn vrnnKKD it.
The State Treasury Is depleted. There It a
State debt of twenty-three millions, and a defi
ciency of nearly two millions, and there Is no
money In the land. To a men of Patterson's cal
ibre It was, therefore, an easy matter to purchase
the votes, and to when the first ballot was held
on Tuesday Honest John received a Is res ma
jority In each branch of the General Assembly.
Hut this waa by no meant the end ol the affair.
Itlllott, the opposing candidate who received
about thirty rotes, determined to make his
opponent suffer for his temerity, and began to
collect proof of hla brllxry and corruption. The
day of the election developed a rich scene, and
one that has scarcely eter been equalled lu any
Slate In tho I'tdon.
One M. S. Miller, a wesien-faced white boy of
about twenty summers, who has mansged to
work hit way Into the lower branch nf the Gen
eral Assembly, avowed himself ready to prove
that Patterson attempted to bribe him to vote
for him. A Trial Justice named It. II. Kirk, very
much given to ImMliIng bad whlskey.waa hunted
up, and having duly aworn the affiant, embodied
tbe following affidavit In the shape of
A WAltllANT Or A Itlt EST.
SMI of .Siu(A Oirottna, rountt nf McHtintt.-rtr.
aonslly appeared before me. II. H. Kirk, Trial Ju.llce In
snd for tali ronnty and gists. M, 8. Miller of Kttrfleld
county, member to the South Carotins Legislature, who,
upon oath, deposes and ssys thst at Columbls, S, C, on
three Utflerrut oeeaalona, tn the month of November,
)frl, one John .1. I'stterson of tsld county snd Mate
did oner snd deliver to me money, amounting In the
sg regale to slity.flve dollars (vai. for which lie now
holds s due bill signed bv me, snd which money la now
In the hands of Trial Justice It. II. Kirk of ssld county
and male. '
Orooucnl further states thst lhl money wsa riven
blm in part payment and In rnnalderation of deponent's
csatlog hla vote for the sld John J. Pattrnon on Tues
day nrit at the election by the Leglslsture, of which
deponent la a member, tbe aald Psttrrson being s cendP
dale for the t'nlled Matce Henste.
Deponent further states thst the aM John J. Tatter
son fold him thst If he would so esat hla vote, the aald
due bill atiuid be returned to him sud regarded aa can.
eellatton of aald claim. it. h. Millks.
..(""."n and. subscribed bef nre me at Columbia, h.U
till. ,tb day ol December, UU. II. D. Kins,
T J. nirhlsnd county, S.C,
II II Klllion, a colored member, and a de
voted adherent of Klllott, upon whose virtue
Honest John had made sundry and divers at
tempts, also throw himself Into tho breach and
made the following affidavit, upon which an
other warrant waa Issued i
matt nt Sooth OirvHn'i. liehlnn-t ooun(r.-Persooslly
appeared before me. It. , Kir I. Trial Justice In snd
for aald county and Mate. II. ll.KIIIson, a member to
W."P.uf 01 Representatives of Houth Carolina from
Abbeville connty.rl. U., who, upon oath, depoeeth and
.are that one John J. Patterson, of the inutile and
Mate storeasld. did. on tbe rilhdsyof November, inn.
In the clt of Colombia,!!, Coffer snd promise tu rite
the deponent sny sum of money between Die hundred
dollara snd one thousand dollars, if he (deponent)
would vote for turn, the aald I'att. r.on, fur the Called
States Senate, at the election on Tnrsdsy neil, the IWh
of Decrmlier, lTsld Patterson stated to deponent
that one.half of the amount sgreed on would be paid In
sdrtiire, and Ihs bslsncs imuiedlstelr after tbe ssld
eleeitnn. II. II. Km imin.
Hworntn and aubecrtbed before me this 1th dar of
December, tort II. It KibsTiLs.). '
Trial Justice, ltlihlaud county, S.C.
!t(INaT JOHN AllltUMTSU).
. T'lf.". warrants having been drawn up and
Issued bv the Trial Justice In question, and a
couple of constables having been sworn In and
fortified with a stiff drink of rum, search was
forthwith made for the new Senator. After
coating about for several hours Honest John waa
found, about dusk in tho evening. Just at a time
when the moonbeams were playing upon the
house-tops and glistening upon the snow-covered
grounds. One of the constables approached the
newly.fledged Senator, and laying his hands on
his shoulders Insinuated that ho was wanted.
There waa no gettlngover It. John waa arrested,
and had nothing to do but to submit.
Accordingly he proceeded lo tho office of the
' rial Justice, accompanied by his right bower,
I Im Hurley, bettor known lu the luconstructed
territory of South Camllnn as "Tiny Tim."
Arrived; there, tho alleged bribers demanded the
meaning of the arrest. The magistrate, who
seems to have been either too full of n hlskey or
badly frightened nt tho deed he had done,
became panicky and exhibited evident symptoms
of ami in. Patterson then exprotsed strong
doubts about the respectability of the maternal
ancestor of tho magistrate, and again demanded
what he was going tn do about II. This
completed the demoralization nf the Court.
Ihe inaglstrHte Heel, leaving Patterson and
Hurley mailers of the situation.
Hut this was not the end nf the mattor. The
fly ng magistrate, after Invoking the aid of the
police and being reinforced by sundry momberi
i!'"1 (;rce, returned to the field, ami altera
II tt lu deliberation came to the conclusion that
the court had been tlio subject of contempt,
which so far as Hurley and Patterson was con
cerned were eminently inie. A commitment
was therefore at onco mado out and placed lu
the hands of
TWO DEPUTY t'NITBD STATES MARSHAL0!,
who had boon engaged for Borne months In the
arrest of the Kit Mux, and who were therefore
thought eminently fit to execute the warrant of
arrest. These two worthies came upon Honest
John in tho hall of the Columbia Hotel, where
Iho (Jovernor of tho State resides. John waa at
that time In close oonfab with the Kxecutlve of
the State. 'Iho two deputies sent In nurd that
a gentleman wanted to, see Senator Patterson.
Honest John fe 1 into the trap. He walked out
only to be gobbled up by the marshals, who po
litely Informed him that ho must go to Jail, but
refused to state upon what grounds, Again
tnere wits no help for It. Senator Patterson but
toned up his coat, and sandwiched In between
the two officers marched out Into the cold n
try night. To Jail he was taken. He waa then
released on a writ of hatiran corpus which was
hastily obtained from aClroult Judge. The mag
istrate meantime had another attack of panic,
and had made a hasty flight across the river
Into the adjoining county. The halo corpus
was, however, Issued, and once more Honest
John was allowed to breathe the air of a free
man, Patterson waa bound over to appearand
answer in the sum of $15,ui. The magistrate
was decapitated and the matter to reata.
A niEE KlUltT.
F nut 'ii! " bT no meant the final set In the
farce. That was reeervod for the House of
ltepresentatlrei. The scene wus peculiarly
characteristic of the South Carolina Legltlattire,
nnd of no other State In the nation. The Klllott
men were naturally restlvo under the defeat,
and made open talk about bribery, corruption.
Ao., and this talk before the session adjourned
resulted In a free lOght, In whlolt much legisla
tive blood was spilled and much legislative wool
pulled. During the dtsoussloii of a bill to
authorize the Tevy of a tux,W. M. Thomas, a
colored parson, who represents Colleton county
In the House, and who was. an Elliott man, he
came engaged In a conversation. wlUi a Mr.
Thomas Hamilton, a oolored member from
Uoaufort, who had voted for Patterson. In the
courso of thl converaatlon Thomas Intima
ted that "You d -d iilggera can't be depended
upon, leu all sold yourselves to Patterson."
This attack upon hla virtue was resented by the
member from Ueaufort, who forthwith made an
assault on the member from Colleton, whose
head ho managed to get In ohanrory and whose
mug he badly dltflgured by a Hero, and forcible
application of Tile bioepe. This state of affairs
had a very demorallilng effect upon the rest of
the honorable members, some of whom made I
tracks for the diwr. leaping over desks, tables,
jid Clair Is. wy4 mi ovirtujmr trm: 1
AUTOGRAPH IITTER OP SENATOR S C. I'OMEROY
Ctsi evivoc rC-eur eZJ otrrsL
46? &a ysf??si&"
-.-iS ' JtC- fry fiS
JtrsV-' S&Ztf, ssvu f9-
tZ&e?t& dftst?' jr r-7sV isy zm,.
-ffc. Vett a resist. tJ-
thing that Intprposed an obstacle to their flight.
Others rushed to the scene of Ihostllltloa and In
the twinkling of an eye aundry and dlvors pis
,"r'lknlT,?,1 wer. l!olllB nrsndlshod In the
S f:,i .rh.l'l)1i"t" clar6.t- however, wsa con
fined to that drawn from the nose of the rever
end member from Colleton. Aa soon aa order
waa restored and the bellicose members got
under control, the House proceeded to consider
the question of order that had beon created by
the disturbance. The member from Colleton
arose to a privilege nuestton, and stated that he
waa ready to sottle tho matter In the way usual
among gentlemen, vis.: with a pistol and on
ouncoorieadat tenpaoet.to which the othor
honorable member rnplled that ho far aa he was
ponoerned he wanted no paces, but waa willing
i"t fi?nd fti'" i".'00 "P.1 UIS. mutual ounoo
of load. The Intervention of friends, however,
or. ,"Lor? l'roulr th mature afterthought
whloh tempera our passions, prevonted any
further hostile demonstration, and the dusky
anions returned onos more lothelrdallyocoupa
tlon of tucking oranges and peeling; pludsis.
Ckeaseat Ilellaay Ussds la the City.
The proprietors or the'dollar store, 067 Ilrsast.
w.K'tTJBi,'V,T,',V? Urer h Iraportsi goool
lllsmarek lo Iteslgn tbe I're.ldruoy of Ike
',',?' S' Is stated reliably that
if?J?cT l.",.V?1.rc5 eonjemp stes realtnlng the Premier,
snip, but thst he will retain the portfolio of Persian
.,:l!?Jr" Rvosrwcl of his early retirement la ao
i'i..V!."".f Si' several peranns srs named In eon
Minfe.? ".'-J? ,,,ucc'',ion ' the Presidency of tho
Ministerial Council. Tbe rumors eioiu, mueh nsws-thff..n-imnV
The lournalj of Ihla city all discuss
tho matter, the tenor of the opinions thus far cipresaed
fA"!" 'i1.' Vr.UMU.,,.", heart of Uennsny. thst the
lIMiSSU. Si0.''.!:1" ,U in 'HS sffslrs of the couVcdrrst on
li 1 essentlsl to tho lesderahln of Uennsny tn the sOsIrs
of Kiiropo t sod thst Prince Ill.msrrk'a reiliementfrom
the Prnaslsn Council Is likely to lesd W in liapSrlsut
crisis In the polities of the country luqiorism
Orent Plre In Jniiiitlcn-Loas 818,000,
About 13 o'clock on Saturday night, lire was
!l,tfOT.,'r,',,"n "'f!.'.'0 Co '' I'lsnlag. eaw and griat
mill. In Jamaica, ri'ho main bulldlSH, of brick, Two
stories high, wss A. mated II7.U.U1 rusursnce. ilMO
Henry Msrvln's sssh sod blind manufactory idiolnlM
A Trala Wrecker' Hentenre.
iTAKTroiiD, Deo. It. Ilorsco Illakaslsa
"eeri'ly fltenipted to wreck Vn ttm it" a ia
New York and bostoa road, baa been ssnleuced li ?J
1 rstsMmsrlsoumsnl la the Dials arlsoa-iai M
tftfi Uit) Uli JaUE litKfe ', 0 kSt
I'AXVKltniTiT'A Jl A ll.llO AV,
The Wsrk not Hlopped, lint Iho Hntnetsn
Cominoilnre l.ookloa Ilefore ha I, imps
Itrndy for Work In lltirlein,
Vcstonlny nftornoon n HtfN reporter
called upon Commodore) Vnndcrbllt, at his rcsl
dsnce, 10 Wmhlnjtnn pls.ee, with referenco to
an article which appeared In a Sunday morning
Journal, regarding his supposed abandonment
of the ltapld Transit road, The Gommodoro
had not soen the article, but when Its tenor had
been explained to lilin, h mat It with an unqual
ified donlal. The reporter hinted at the seem
ingly Inexpllcablo delay In pushing forward tlio
"Well, you tee," said the Commodore, "Ills
not s work of a day. I am waiting for the Dual
roport and estimate of tho enginoera. If tho
thing Is feasible It shall be pushed on at once,
but 1 am not going to take It In hand unlosa I
can ensuro its successful Issue. At my time of
life. I don't want tn make n failure, and 1 don't
wish to bo groping In tha dark.
Ileportcr- -Havo any of the officers of the line
Commodoro Vanderbllt No; they nre all In
their places ready In go on with work at onrct
the enmnany la fully organized, and nothing Is
wanted but the engineer's rejioit.
Itoportcr How hasthn rondprogrossed so far?
Commodore Vanderbllt Veryjaatlsfactorllyr i
the work has gone nn as rapidly aa txisslblo.
Nothing materlsl has been done to the lower
portion i that Is to say, from the park to tho de-
rot, and It Is to enable tia to commence this part
hat wn are waiting forthe engineer's report and
estimate. Moreover we could not commenco
the lower portion until wn had a lino bv which
we could clear away the dirt, and for this ronton
the upper psrt was begun first.
lteporter How Is tht upper portion pro
gressing? Commodore Vanderbllt I think very well In
deed. Prom Seventy-ninth street to Harlem
was given out In contracts some time ago, and
from the depot to Seventy-ninth street will ba
given out to-morrow.
lteporter When do you expect to receive the
Commodore Vanderbllt Well, It Is Imposslblo
tn say, but I hops very soon. It takes tho devil
uf a time, there ore ao many towers, and gas
pipes, and croton water pipes, and other Impedi
ments undermining the lower part of the road
that It Is very difficult to tay wbethor we can
elude them or not.
lteporter-In vlow of all these difficulties, have
you not tome doubts whether tbe road Is feas
ible? Cvmmodore Vanderbllt Well, until I receive
the report it Is dlfUcult to form an opinion to
that, but from my own observations I certainly
feel pretty confident that It Is feasible.
lteporter-What do you suppose gave rise to
the rumor that you had abandonodlhe under
taking! Commodore Vanderbllt Well, I can account
for It only In one way. I asked an englnoor.
from mere curtosltv. what would be the cost nf
a mile of elevated railroad, and from this It may
have been imagined that 1 proposed substituting
an elevated for an underground road. I had no
audi object whatever. I havo very little faith
In elevated roads, and certainly would not mekn
them a means of transit In New York, at all
evtnla not If the undergroundlproject proves
AXOTUXU VICTIM OFT11K31ISSO VliT.
The Nuflrrlets of Itlchard Smith, the Plre-maa-Heien
Days on the Ocean Without
Food or Water Living Mlxleen Days on
Crab nnd Prlcklr Peara-Harrd al Last,
nichurtl Smitu, tbo fireman 0f thu Ill
fated Missouri, arrived on Saturday In the steam
ship Columbia from Havana. He tells the fol
lowing ttory of his escape from the burning
ship, and tils subsequent suffering while drift
ing about upon the ocean for seven days with
out food or water:
NiciiAtin sunn's srortY.
When the fire In the ship had got beyond con
trol, the Captain gave orders to stop the engines
and launch the boats. Smith Jumped into a
boat containing nlno men. and nearly Oiled with
water. After drifting about for fifteen or twenty
minute they saw another boat, tbe oceuM.ll2
of which gave'thein a bucket. Smith and his
companions attempted to ball their boat, but
th sea ran ao high that It was Impossible
to empty It. They kept rowing until 3 or 4
o clock In tho morning, and then saw another
boat, bottom up, with two men clinging
to It. Smith swam to the capsized boat for the
purpnao of righting her. One of the men that
was clinging to her took Smith's place In tho
other boat. It was dark, and the two boats
soon drifted out of sight of each other, leaving
Smith and one Stewart Mono on tho capsized
boat. While clinging to the boat's keel, tho sea
dashing over them, they heard the wild aoroanu
of the women and children w ho wcro still In the
burning ship, until the masts tottered and fell
and the vessel went down beneath the waves.
Smith and Stewart finally succeeded In righting
their boat, and Inshed the oars across It to pre
vent It from again capsizing. The boat was still
full of wster snd waa washed from stem to
stem by even- sea. Smith prayed to God to nave
theni, and while he was praying a wave daslii'd
over liim. filling his eyes, mouth and nose with
salt water, and almost blinding him.
SURROUNDED I1Y SHARKS.
At daybreak they made paddle of the boat's
seat and paddled all day. The sharks followed
the boat constantly and Smith frequently hit
them with hit paddle. On the morning of the
third day they succeeded In balling the boat, and
then made a sail out of canvas torn from a life
preserver. They had not a morsel of food nor a
drop of water, and their sufferings were torrlble.
On the third night, while Smith was sitting at
onoondof the boat, he was atartled by avoirs
crying "Help I Help I" It was the voice of his
companion who had fallen Into the ocean.
Smith Jumped Into the water and savod him.
He was Jtmt In time. A shark had seen Stewart
and darted at the boat with open Jaws Just as
Smith drew him out of the water. The shark
remained all night along side of the boat.
Smith drove It away several times with his pad
die, but the hideous monster always returned,
and the boat was soon surrounded bv huge
sharks that seemed to be waiting for their proy.
Stewart waa very much excited. He foil round
Smith s neck a doren times and thanked him
for having savod his life. Ho said ho was not
afraid to dle.but did not want to die so horribto
a death. This night socmed to last an aie.
A RAIL) A HAIL!
At daybreak they sawn sail. Thev rowed to
ward the ship, they shouted and signalled; but
it waa all In vain; nobody could hear them, and
the shlii sailed out of sight. As the dark out
lino of the ehlp became fainter and fainter
their heart tank, and they gave up all hope of
being aaved. Smith says ho foil no hunger,
although he bad not tasted food for four days.
He prayed constantly for a sight of land. He
forgot tho cold, thu blinding spray, the thirst,
the hunger. In Hint 0110 thought. Ho would
00k for land until his eyes became weary and
he could look no longer. At lost a rain storm
came, and the two limn catiuht enough of frosh
water to wet .their parched lips. The relief was
dearly paid for. as tho rain poured In torrents
and the wind Increased to n gale, until clouds
and waves seemed to bo one mass of dashing
foam. Still they woro thankful for tho row
drops of water they caught upon their lips, for
liad It not .been for tho storm they would proba
bly have died of thirst.
Seven days and nights of Intense suffering
S eased swkv, and on the morning of the eighth
ay they caught eight of land. They embraced
each other and abed tears of Joy. They had
truck on a reef about a mile atid a half from
Ab,"co1,..u ws I' " ( lock in the morning. At a
0 clock they climbed the rocks. It wa a wild,
lonely spot, and there were no signs of vegota
Hon. Smith crawled on his bands and foot
looking for something to eat. Ho found some
spider crabs and a few prickly pears. He ate
some of tho crabs, tho first food lie had tasted
for eight days. He took the pears to Stewart.
"Never in my life has anything tasted to me so
sweet," tald Stpwart, after he had eaten the
first peer. Smith ato some, too, and thought
thoy were delicious. A dozen of these prickly
pears lasted them three days. They built them
selves a small hut nut of one oar and a mass of
weeds which Smith had found among the rocks.
THE DEATH Of UTEWART.
Stewart had suffered terribly from hunger. He
ssld, " I know I shall starve to death. 1 have
been saved from the sharks to die of ttarva
v0.n ,At nlffl't h raved. Tho hunger had
drlVHD him to madness. He. ruved about hla
family, .Ills wife, and his children, and hugged
Smith to Ills heart In tho belief that ho was hla
son. One night they were sleeping togotherla
their lent and all of a sudden Slowart's breath
seemed to cease. Smith felt hla body. It "is
warm. Hut In tho-UHXt moment his pulse nasi
slopped. Smith felt his friend's body again. It
was cold. Smith quit tho tent and st on llto
rocks sll night. Ho could not sleep lu the? tint
with the corpse of his friend. The next mor .
Inr he dragged tho body to the rocks and cov
eted It with sand and seaweed,
8m th spent fifteen day on tho rocks. On
the slxtteiith day a schooner hove In sight. Ho
made a signal out of tho dead atowarfs patita
uions. Twenty-four hours passod bofuro the
! signal was seen by anyone on board the ap
1 proacliituf jtssel. Meantime Smith, weak from
suffering, had sunk back upon the rocks, un
'able to move. Suddenly he heard a voice j It
; ssetned to him alinust llko a dream. "Here Is
, a man," the voice said, "but I don't know
whether lis It dead or olive." Smith beard an
other voice: "No, Captain, this man It not
dead: I tee him move." The wordt revived
him. He Jumped un and fainted Into the arras
01 y"Pt7ln and the toid,wjitf.togki him on
Joint ibj iclivajiex,
THE OUTRAGE COMPLETED.'
l.OVIHTAXA'n 8TATK aorBltXMKXl I '
riitTVAT.i.Y Anohzauxn, v -.
t'lllleil HlHfes Troop Ordered tn Helre thai it
Slnle Araonnl -Tho Wnshlnttnn Dictator
ltorustngto Listen lo the Appi.nl of the i '
People Dor. Wnrmoth' Impenchinrnt, 7
NliW OllLEANS, 1)00. 11. dl'll. W. ir. ;
Smith of tho United Statos Army, with LIcuLs- : ,
Haya and King of Gen. Emory's staff, this morn- t
Ingtvctitto the 8 Into Arsenal, which was hold jt
by tho militia, and stating that they had Instnio- V ' :
Hons from Washington to take charge, the ,i
nillltli at onco surrendered the property and' K
vacatod the promises, the officers of the mllltla j' '
retaining their tide arms, which are personal 'j ;
property. Qcn. Emory had telegraphed the j 1
President that danger of a collision existed bo- .j '. ',
tween the police and mllltla, and aikod for In- 1 !
structlont. A reply was returned Instructing :
lili" in effect not tu take side: w!i!i .lt!,s; pirtft fi.
but to hold lilt forcos In readiness to preserve i -
the peace, and to Interfcro only In case of nocot- 3' fl
ally for that purpose. j ; ' B
nor. wAiiMOTn's impeachment. ; m
Tho Mechanics' Institute Legislature to-day r , h
submitted the articles of Impeachment against ' ft
Gov. Wnrmoth. The following Is a synopsis 1 j if
Urst The unconstitutional snd unlswful ejectment i , I If
of tleortrc K. Ilovee from the ofllce of Becretary of Htate. I it
Hecond-Thcsppolnttng.ln April, 1870. for TsiCol- I ; 17
lector of the psrlah of Tanglpahos, of John Kvsns, who 4 ' - II
ksil been elected from the same ofllce by the Benste. I 11
Third The commlasloning of Ogden ss Attorney. ; u
(leneral. Harper ss RherlrJ, snd Elmore ss Judge of lha ' .
Klghth District Court when no legsl returns hsd beea V . : )
made by the legs! returning officers, snd conspiring i
with them to forcibly and Illegally put out of ofllro 1 ,
Judae Dibble of the Eighth District Court 1 alio com- )! i,
missioning other Judges snd ofllcers when no legsl re- 1 f I
turns had been made by the legal returning officers. I I' II
Fourth-lhe offering of a bribe of twyuu, snd the ' V
dispensation of pstronsge to Llent..Uov.Plorlibsck It J ' J
he wontd organize the Senile to stilt the purpose of aa- 3 !h It
cuied, snd procuring frsudulrnt rrglitrsllon st the last ' I f,
election In different parts of tbe State. I I'
Klfth-Offerlns: to It. II. Cstlln. Mate Rnpervtsor of ,' ' p-
Election In the Psrlah of 8t. Charles, a bribe In the form I 1
of sn spnolntment as Bute tax collector If he would .1 w
inske a frsudulent return of tbs election la ssld j I
psrlah. , 1
Hltth-Rzerrlilng tht functions of Ooiernor stiff he -I , g
wss notified that he wss Imprsched, In dereliction of rt i- Aw
inect to the (leneral Assembly, snd putting the pesos Ol i If
The board reserve the right to reply to tht ;jv ' "
Oovernor' answer, offer testimony, anil Intro. i '
duce additional articles. Tho bill authorizing i
tho Issue of warrants lor S,(iOO, to defray the
expenses of the General Assembly, has passed. jT-
These warrants may be receivable for taxes, bo. '
Senator Kcllogg's friends contradict therenort t
telegraphed hence by special correspondents) I
thst his life has boen tnreatenod, and that he ) :
does not go upon tho streets unattended. j j
Grant Determined to Buetaln tbo Pinchbeck t , i
Pacllen. j j' J
Wabiiinoton-, Deo. 14. Despntchos woro J,:
received at tbe War Department to-day from 1 , t
Gen. Emory, commanding tho United States J I '
forces at Now Orleans, saying that uiwn demand t i
being made for the surrender of the arsenal and 1 ' )
the dispersion of the armed forces, the arsenal '
waa promptly turned over to tho State authorl- , j
ties and everything Is now quiet. Attorney- V
General Ogden of Louisiana appeared before J
Attorney-General William yesterday In the In-' . '
tcrest of tho Warmoth faction, and In a written J ' 1
agreement asked that tho Onverntnent would 1 1 '
suspend further action In Iullnna until thor-
oughly conversant with all tho circumstances of it , I
the case. Attorney-General Wllllarvs cnurto- 1 I
ously but firmly Informed Mr. Ogden that alt , I
further argtiiuent would bo useless, that ; ; :
the President had made ti his mind tn sustain ,
the I'nlted Slates Courts, and that It was not
likely be would change his oDltiion. 1. I 1
The President to-day received by telegraph a I ''
copy of the memorial of the Citizens' Commit- ' , .
tco of New Orleans, setting forth their ' 1
grievances. ThlsmeiuorislirasEonriaftcrpIaodd J
In the handsof Attorney-General Wllllnins. in- 3
foilunlicn that the couimlttee will stnrt tor ',
Washington probably to-day was also iccclved, S
but Judging from what was said this morning '. I'
by Attoruey-Geueiul Wllllnni, their mission S
will be futile, as the General (lovcrnment Is in- i '
llcxlhly fixed In lis determination to nuiqioit .'
tho Plnchb.ick St.Hv (lovernmeiit. The Depart- 1 : '
ment of Justice has closelv invcstig.'ited nil tlm '
facts In the cute, and Is sntlsllcil with tho I'uurso A j '
which ha been officially taken here by tho Ad- J '
ministration. . 1 ,1V
.v i)",r. ... ? I f
A l.nsl Appeal to the lllrlntor. .
WAPlllMiTox, Dec. lri.-TMc fnllowinr; j
letter from II. N. Ogden, Attorney.Genor.d of I? "
Louisiana, has Just been mnde publlo : (i.
tVsilitvoTn.i, Dec. II, ITS. t j
ThtllOH. a. II. Utliami, MtuinefUi,i atuttULniUtl li I
Mv Dair. Stat I beg leave to aiibmll. through you, t j! : '
the President the following poluts the srltun of the '
hiecullve ln reeogauiuglhe sssemblageat 5leihnlcV s I
luatltute hiNew iirlranaas the legislature of Lonlal. ?
siisindP. II.M.Plnrhbacb. llovernor wsa certainly ,
1'remalure. Ilnchbsek wss never Ueutenanl-Uov. J I
ernorotthcAtste, nd Ida term ss a Scnslor eiplred. I 'i I
under the Conatltotlon of thst State, in the 4lh day of '
Norerober last. Tbe suemblage at Mechanic' lustl- i 'C
iy'e was notoriously returned snd sested by a Depnty 1
United stales tlsrshsl under the order of an Inferior .
formal court. This fact can be sscrrtstned by refer- J
ence to the papers Bled br me In the bupreme ('ourtof J S.
the United tftstes In tht-nistlerof nvaif W.rmoth I Ix
spplylng for s writ of prohibition. There sre elrcuoi .( H.
"tSSf which the Oovernmrnt must take notice. '!
without discussing who waa or who was not elected. ! .
I respectfully suggest thst before the President nndsr- 1,
took to settle tho controversy snd to pledge tbe grrsl ' 1
power of bis office to either aids much deiiherstlon and 1 ,
lull bearing should hats been accorded. The election K
wss the most quiet snd orderly ever held lo the Stats 1 I
nut a symptom of rtoloua disposition, not etrn per' J ,
aonsl qnsrrel or encounter ronnrrlcd with politics wss ! '
repotted by tht police sulhorltles In sny direction. i 1 1
Tbe inschlnerv ol the Slale Government was In perfect !: '
order sfter the election snd entirely competent to
manage Its own attain, end with courts of jusilco ready i'
to protect the rlghta of every cltlren. Ily ' sudden se-
lion of sn Inferior Kedersl ronrt which at sbaolutslv !
rornm non j utter the Piste tlovernmrnt la completely t '.
overeet, the IStale House telied. and a Uoiernment - '
enacted whose orBcera the peoplekave never choaen. J i
.!.' ""11'. tisve esisped your attention thst In ? 1
pursuing Ihla course a federal court list been ensbled X '
by thessalstanceof the army of the United states to !
subvert a stale government, snd to conatruct one In Its I
places for It waa well known thst the hosrd of return. j '
Ingotllcen, recognised by Judge Durell.hss not acted :' '
"r?n,h,e sworn returns of the rrgulsr election oracers t 1
of the Htate. from which slone ther could have, under t ''
tliulsw-drcUiedlhe result. but oroteaa to have been if ' '
guided by the returns of United Si. tea Inspectors, nm" 1 t
n entirely unknown lo the laws of Loulalaua.ao last I
the csaeatsnutplslnly thus t j .
. A rtaST'i W- absolutely wllbont Jurlxlletlon, '( ' .(
setrra astate House snd sests a Legislature, the mem- t tl
lienof which havouo other claim tu their seats thsn j I'll
the rinding of s returning bosrd, whose sole sutbontr I
Is the recognition of this usurping I'cdersl Court, anj '
which profcrsca to act solely upou the atateinont or ro- V'
turps ins by certain United Ststea offlcen who sre ' ' I
entirely unknown to the laws of Loul.lsus. These srS 1 I
fscts known now by ercry Intelligent man lu this eoun- j
W'.,.!1.1".' u,our.,c . not had from the Chief 1 I
Magistrate. Tbs Legl.lature thus assembled Is 1 I
recogulzed by the Kiecutlve of this great ns. V . -
lion, and you irlegrsph, upon his suthorltr. Sf I'lnal
to our people cointnsndlng them to submit. If tbeV i 1 I 'awl
were sn unclvllled people, sccuatomed lo the shackle f, !V
of a drapotlam.thst submission which you command '
would bo sn cssyinsttrri hut. sir, they are Amerlcsns J
'l.k'J,,0"r"lriborii sud raised underthefree Inatltutlons 1
of tbla great country. They srs suffering tbe liost I
tyPI"' "E0?'..""' coa,i ' done a peoKle, snd sr" 4' I
conscious hst beir uovernment hat acted without I
proper deliberation snd upon sn tx pur tr showing of I
Ihe csae, Csn you blsme them for nut yielding tainsly I
to int. opprea.lon, snd for making inothcr appeal.
which I now do. In their name, lo the President, for sta c4
luyealigatlon of this matter ' k M
I: auiuot iire.eiillngtoyou the esse of Henry C. VTsr- M
TJJ'.?'."'.? ?' w"'''' "tt Kellogg in thiisppea. i t
the) sro both itrsngen to us. and our people have 1 snf- i M
fcred long snd pstiently under the inlamanagetneut of ,
such men. sa Va known to the whole country. I sm '
speaking B the name snd ss the representative of thn C
best people pf Louisiana, who sre firmly convinced thst i'
!."Jir:"".e !'c(,on osrrled mo.f of the Import.
tsnt offices of their Stste, snd thst If erfect shsll be glv.
J?niP-,.hI' ,!,'" fopulsr verdict of November the (iov.
crnment will pais Into the hsnds of boneat and rapabla
men, 1 hev feel thst In this they bare a rlgtittneipert ,
he sympafhy of the rederal Kxecutlve who hawcei.t. '
11 received from the people of his country such dls- fl
tlngulahed evidence of their conadrnre. ' I
Jii'.f.-Pl1 ? . t1". Kms-uttivo tra this mttler Is. I fesr, . fl.
calculated to 1 alienate the allectlona of the best people. r, "-'fl
snd wesken Ihelr eonndence in the protection of tha .
llovernraenl, snd their luveof our Institutions. 1 am , jfl
perauaoed thai if the (iutrrnment aiiuuld si this June-
litre pursue wise and nisiinanluious and ImpsrUat ' tfltfl
course, let the result be what It may, the confidence , rlaatl
aud sOcctlon of the South would lie promptly restored 'A tUS
In Iho national Oorrrumrnt, snd all trouble 111 that d. tJstai
rrctlon furrrrr seltlrd. Th acllun heretofore taken ' Masai
csn be cancelled or modified so as to glie eflect to these mmm
view a. snd In veri shurt lime the truscaae ran be flHsl
flartd before the (lovernineut. as committee from
.oulslsns la now on its way to Washington, hearing all ' W,
the fscis in the I'resldenl, sud this committee Is. so- f, I' fl
cutdlDg to my understanding, uun parllian. i' I
) ours vcr) trsprcifiillr, etc., H N.Oonrir, L I mm
Atturury tleiiersl ol Louiataua. y I flj
NutHlthslandlng Attornoy.General Williams's li IIH
telegruui lo the clllieii' committee of Now ,1 I
Orleiins, that body of gentlemeii will visit Wash-
iiiglon to reimuiHtratii against the action of the ,i , D
President, and to bring the matter to the atton- W HI
Hon of Congress. Tho proprietor of Wlllard'a
Hotel to-day received a telegram from the Sec-
rotary of the oommlttoe to Pruvlde acommo- 1 fl
dalloiis for Ufty pertout, who leave for thltcltr fll
to-night. j .H
Tho Alabama Senaiorthlp, i H
WeiliNOTOn. Deo. IV Attornty-OtnerU Q
Wllllsme has eipretaod the opinion thst senstor Spcii- '1 Ifl
cer s electlou by the Court House Leglilsturo cf Ala- J
".S1!1 S le,l election, sad that he ought to bead. 1 !
mltted. Spencer ssys he It rertaln of bslng sleeted evea I ( MM
If a new slectloa U determined on by tbe united Letts- Ifl
J uTt "f0l"ml ll( Lc wl" b" ",tn ntjorltf ua
IHsraelPe Wife Dead. , tfl
I.Ondos. Deo. 15. Vloountess Dsaoontfield. ifll
J V,!"" U9,,9rW 'JW' vimfi!;$i I