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"Menelaui" Fisk, "Belle Helcne" Vamfield, "Achilles" Stokes and "Ulysses" Pitt man in an Infernal Quadrille. How Fisk and Stokes Quarrelled, Fought and Did Hot Bleed About a Lady Fair with Jet Black Hair. The Wrath of Erie and the Humors of Stokes? Sage Advice by "Ulysses" Pitt man? War to the Knife All Roond. The "special Interviewing" reporter of the Herald having been detailed to wait upon Mr. Edward S. Stokes, who Is now known as "Achillts" Stokes, from his recent victorious conflict with the Gorgon FiBk, Jr., paid a visit to the Coleman House, on Broadway, near Twenty-eighth street, which is at present the residence or Mr. Thomas W. Fittman, the consulting lawyer and fast mend of Mr. Stokes, who has now earned for himself the T1TLK OF "CLYS3ES" PITT MAN. The waiter ushered the reporter up to the parlor, preparatory to announcing his name, with a devout obsequiousness that was admirable to behold. After waiting some time the waiter came in with a towel Id his hand and said? "If yez 'ill wait the gintlemen wilt be here in a trifle ol time." In a short space two persons entered the parlor, the first one Baying to our reporter, "I AM VERY HAPPY TO MEET YOtJ, SIR, and what can I do for you?" The speaker was a gentleman of about twenty eight years of age, of slender but sinewy build, with dark eyes, dark hair and a charming Dlack mus tache. He was dressed in the height of fashion, and looked to be a man of the world, perfectly self possessed and well-bred, and wearing In his lice an expression of savolr fatre, which takes well with the female sex. A black overcoat, with handsome sealskin facings, served to set off the figure of this gentleman, whom we new introduce to our readers as Mr. "Achilles" Stokes. His companion was a gentleman of medium size, with a blonae mustache and a deeply intellectual head. The top oi this gentleman's head was 8L.IG11TLY 11 A I.I), LIKE THE FLOOR OP A RINK, the result, perhaps, of having daring life made use ' of hiu Bilk hat as an express wagon for the carrying of rrayer books around with him on his visits. This was Mr. Ulysses Thomas W. rittman. A magnifi cent diamond ring sparkled on his wedding linger. Achilles Edward Stokes wore beautiful moss agate ileeve buttons. After the reporter had stated his business to Achilles Stokes In the matter of the difficulty be tween him and Mcnelaus Agamemnon Fisk, the latter having cast himself for both parts during the last three weeks? the interview proceeded as fol lows:? Reporter of the herald? I want to get as many of the facts in the trouble between yourself and Fisk as possible, Mr. Stokes. Achilles stokes? Well, I'm sure I don't know what to say about the matter. FISK IS WEAKENING VERY FAST. This bin In the Legislature about tne direction of the Erie road is troubling him badly. In addition to the fact that he has been routed In his trouble witn tne. Ulysses Potman? Weakening l I should say so. I tell yon that Sweeny and Tweed are sick of him already. He's too heavy a load for the domocrauo party to carry any longer, l tell you, sir, that Tweed is now getting ready to smash him, and the fan of it is that old Fisk doesn't know it. I wonder how the newspapers can be 'hnmbugged Into believing that there is anything In this bloated fellew Fisk. 1 have tested him, and I've found him as thin as a sheet of Ice Id a tumbler that's been standing la A BACHELOR'S CHAMBER DUBINQ A FROSTY NIGHT. Achilles Stokes? 1 believe that's 80. I don't for the life of me see how men of brains like Sweeny aad Tweed can tolerate such a fellow. He's never had any one to give him a good square stand up fight until now. 1 shall push him to the wall this time sure. Unless he keeps very quiet I shall sue him for libel, and then we will see how he like Ah at. There has been a good deal of humbug about Fisk ou those oil drawbacks In connection with the fine mail nn/f -"V** v -???'!. , pTVrt-r ? JAY GOULD IS TIRED OF FTBK, for he 1s always getting Gould into hot water. Of course one day or another Gould, who is the Nestor that impels this fellow Fisk, will kick him out when he has worked him for what he Is worth. Ulysses Pittman? Fatty Fisk is trying to beg off as well as he can now. You may bet that this thing has shaken him ail to pieces. I gave him a dose in that row about the "Twelve Temptations" that he didn't like, and he'll get more In a few days. He is fright ened to death lest Mrs. MauBlleld should tell all she knows about that Erie business. She was over with him that time in Jersey City at Taylor's Hotel when Drew and he had it, and she can smash him when ?he likes. It makes me laugh to hear how ready he Is to whine when he's caught. (Hero ^Jlysses Pitt man exploded like a barrel of moiasses and vainly endeavored to repress his mirth.) This man Fisk is pretty near gone, I tell you. I assure you, Mr. Reporter, he's just like one of those cheap red balloons that the boys sellin the streets for the use of childreu. Prick oae of them with a pin and all the gas comes out. He has been FEEDING HIMSELF ON BALLOONS for three years past, and now we have stuck a pin la him and he's shaking like a leaf." Achilles Stokes? Come, Tom, LET'S DROP POOR FISK FOR A WHILE. 1 may Bay, however, that all my claims have been settled with the first of which I was a member, and I can also say that I have been paid $50,000, as Fisk has been very glad to settle. They put up a job to arrest me at eleven o'elock at night and to keep me In all Sunday night so as to disgrace me. But what has be#E the result ? I have come out all right, and New York is laughing at Fisk as It never laughed before. Judge Dowling Issued tne warrant lor me. 1-et'B go down to the dining room. There Is one thing l am glad of, and that 13 that the Herald is wilting and able to give tho facts in the oase, for there never was a more audacious outrage than that of Fisk going to mv partners and trying to make them betray me like a dog. Ulysses Pittman? 1 think Fisk is the cheekiest man 1 ever saw In my life, it made me laugh tne night that Fisk went to speak in Tammany Hall. He ?addled himself on the old Wigwam, and they coulda't shake him off. Belmont was the chairman of the meeting, and he hated the sight of FiBk, and he wouldn't shake hands with him or introduce him to the audience. And what does he do? Why, FlBk walKed out in iront of Belmont, completely hiding him with his great big body, and begins to talk to the audleuco without any Introduction of Belmont's at all. Reporiek? Mr. Pittman, what do you think of the morals and religious opinions of Fisk, Jr. ? ULY8SK8 Pittman? Good God, sir ! You are Jibing me. Moralsl The man never had any; hasn't got any now, and will never have auy this side of the bottomless pit. As for his religious opinions, they don't amount to a glass of stale beer or an ounce ot rotten old Dutch cheese. I believe that he pretends ?o be a . of a sickly congregationalist, bat he'd swing his coat inside out any day for a bad hall dollar 11 he thought he could play ft on a car conductor and beat the poor suoozer out of forty five cents change in good money. Achilles Stokes? You are pretty hard on Fisk, Tom. But I think he deserves it all, when a man takes It into account that he uses every one badly. Ulysses 1'ittMan? I havo reason to tiiiuk badly or Fisk, and so has every decent man In the land. Yes, Blr; he has done more to debauch American morals aud American youth than any maa In the country. Why, every Yankee boy from the part of the country from which Fisk lulls, on hear ing of this bloat becoming so conspicu ous In the newspapers and getting bo much money and coming Sardanapalus and Bel ahazzar with his harlots over ttio people of New York? why, the Innocent littlo boy in Yankee land, with his stomach full of beans and hts head full or Ralph Waldo Emerson, wants to go and do Uke wlse, and become another Jim Fisk or a "Prince n Erie," or an "Admiral of the Hound Steamboats." Faugh I It makes mo sick. He'd bo shot In any other country. Reporter? What do you think of the physical courage of FiBk, Mr. Pittman r Ulysses Pittman? I never knew a bigger coward than that same Fisk. He'll weaken like a dog if you kick him, but If you stoop to him he'll sit on you. Reporter? Is It true that attempts have been made to assaBBlnate yon, Mr. Stokes, or that you fear such attempts? * SMUfT-frsJU will n.91 |p?irer (bat. question. Of one thing 70a may b* Bare, and that is certain, I "ball take care of niyMlt kepobteb? Have you settled with Plak f Achilles Stokes? I have received hack my property to tlie amount, of $110,000, bat I do not wisn to state any further particular* In the matter. Flak la keeping very sbaay Jum now. He feels bad and 1 Know u. He uoesn't Ilk* to be ridiculed very much. The Interview bet* ended. Helm Josephine Htasfleli at Hone. After tne Herald reporter bad called upon Mr. Btokes and bis cbunsel a ftlend suggested to blm tbat some more light mlgbt be obtained on tbe Btokes Fisk Imbroglio by making a personal call upon Mrs. Helen Josephine Mansfield at her reel deuce, in the magnificent brown stone bonse Mo. 359 West Twenty-third street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues. The name of tbe mutual friend, who was also known to Mrs. Mansfield, we shull give as Smith, an Inoffensive and harmless name In Itself. The approach to the hall door by the lofty stoop made the reporter and his friend feel a sense of awe as they ascended the stone steps. The reporter rang the door bell, and In answer to tho tlntlnabuiation a man and brother ol the Aft-lean persuasion, In a very clean white jacket and dark lnxepressibles, made his appearance. Reporter ? inform Mrs. Josie Mansfield tbat my self and lrlend desire to see her, and here are our cards to present to her. Be quick, Fraucols. Francois? MY NAME 18 OA WOE, MASS A, I'll take de cards. Our reporter and his friend Smtth were then ushered into the pulor, which was splendidly lur nlshed, the carpets giving way to the pressure or the feet like damastc. "I say," said Mr. Smith, "I wonder ir Port Ad miral Fisk didn't sink a gosd many spondullx in these seft carpets and on those gorgeous picture frames f" "Very likely," answered the reporter, senten tlously. Alt the accessories that wealth and refine ment could suggest were heaped in this palatial apartineut with a reckless profusion worthy of a SQUANDERING UOT11 Oil l'RHOATOKY HUN. The servant in his white Jacket book made his ap pearance, bearing the compliments of Mrs. Mann parlor ttl* Keutiemen who were in waiting in tbe "Mrs. Mansfield says to step down into tbe dining room if you cannot wait, as she is taking dlnnah sau," said "Oawge." " Down into the dining room we went, encompassed by the cheicest odors of cookery, wnich filled the dwelling like an Eastern fragrance. This apart ment had been FITTED UP IN THE MOST OORGEOUS STYLE. The ceulng and walls were painted and irescoed in the aignest style of art; panels adorning the walls with trophies, game, birds, fish, and other Indica tions of a rellued tasto were visible in tne apart ment. Furniture or hurhiy polished mahogany, with bum work and marquetorie, was as thickly strewed in the room as leaves In Vallambrosa. In the centre of the dining hall was plased a table, covered with a snowy cloth and a dining service of silver. Tnere were chairs around the table, caparisoned as it they had been lnteuded lor King Wiinam, and a sola or royal magnificence occupied 1 comer of the room. These chairs haa been pressed by the gawky lorm ol Oraf Von Fisk, and in the pillowy folds of the sofa the luxuriant limbs or tbe railway impresario Had reclined, and ou the mat at Its side the modern Menelaus had sobbed las heart wildly away bciore the UNRELENTING GLANCES OF THE MODERN HELEN, most. destructive and seductive of her sex. In tnls saloon Menelaus Fisk had encountered the fiery assault of Acuities stokes, and had been vanquished by nis deatu deallug spear. Yes, here he had ? weakened" and left the field to his victorious rival. It was here that great Achilles bad rested ou ins ensanguined lance, as his loe, tbe hero of a hundred Illicit fights, lay prostrate berore nlm. As the old ballad says, it was a terrible rout? 0nce reef' ' 0DC,, m?re l? ln dujt ana Bor? to ruin must thou In vain, In rain, thou tearest tho land with furlong heel : In rain, In rain, thou noblo beast I? I ?ee, 1 tee thee manner? Now keen and cold thy neck must hold the stern Alcalde's dagger I ' They have slipped a noose around his neck? six horsss arc brought In, And away they drag Uarpado with a loud and Joyful din. Now stoop thee, lady, from thy stand, and tbe rlna of urlce bestow F Upon Uazul, of Algava, that hath laid Harpado low 1 In the dining room were two ladies seated at the tables One of these ladies was rcbed ln a white evening dress. She was tall and shaped like a duchess. Her skin was as pair in fibre and hue as the lilt Itself, over a fair .white forehead hung a mass of Jet, silky black ^atr, and from her email, seashell like ears depended a pair of hooped rings. Her band, white and smooth, which she offered to the reporter as she rose gracefally from tne table, was a baud irom which acast could bo taken. The lady's eyes were of a pedoilar gray, and lain bent like the phosphorescent streaks of light that follow tbe wake of a ahip ln mid ocean. When she rose the folds of her dress fell ln uudnlating waves to the richly carpeted floor. This was Mrs. Helen Jose phine Mansii eld-Law lor. Mr. Smith whispered to the reporter, as the lady stood receiving her friends and the former, "You know what Oliver Cromwell said when be landed in Ireland and looked THIS IS A COUNTRY WORTH FIGHTING >0B.? And that was Jim Flak's opinion aweefc ago about Mrs. Mansneld, ana is now, but fre doesn't know how to get square." The other lady who sat at the table was a Mrs. Williams, a very prepossessing woman ln form and features. Mr. Smith Introduced the reporter to Mrs. Mans field as follows:? "Mrs. Mansfield, this is Mr. , of the Herald. who Is desirous or Interviewing you ln regard to the a Fisk troubles.'' Mrs. MANSFIELD (gracefully)? Well I don't know that I can add anything to the comments und state ments i hat have been made In tho papers lor the last rew days. There has been a great deal stated that was lalse about me, and some little truth. I suppose it has made me Bomewhat notorious, and that 1 may have lost my reputation by the business. But I cannot blame myself for anything but my ac quaintance or Intimacy with Mr. Fisk. I do not wish to say anything unless he provokes me to a quarrel, and then I am perfectly sure that I can de fend myself, or d* more than that. I know Mr. Stokes very slightly. Mr. H iS A NICE MAN, HE IS, THAT TfSK. Mrs. Mansfield? Ob, well, I know you are pre judiced, Mr. Smith. He lias his good and bad points, but not a great many or the latter. Here Mr. Smith laughed heartily, as old also Mrs. Williams. Reporter? -Is it true tbat this house is a present from Fisk to you, Mrs. Mansfield t Mrs. Mans held ? Nothing or the kind. Tbe money which bought this house -WA8 MAD.B.BV IN WALL STREET, through a mutual friend, a third person, whom ido not wish to name. Mr. Smith? Was there any furniture in the bouse when you took possession, Mrs. Mansfield T believe there was some furniture. The money for the house and lur Jmnmiti!? wblch I hav? expended amounted, including repairs, to sixty -live thrnnSh a Mr ove?* 1 Purchased the house through a Mr. hd wards, who was introduced to me v?oJ^ew?lUal!tL*rlena' WnUe acquainted with Mr. Hsk 1 was always supplied with silks, wines, lood and everything that I could desire; but he would never allow me any freedom. i?8? wanled to keep you dependent on him entirely, fearing he might lose you ? Mrs. Mansfield? Perfectly so. Fisk acted ln Jhi ttl? mutual friend or whom I have spoken ln this way. He Baiu one day, '?JOSIE, 1 M MAKING A GOOD DEAL OF MONEY twn ?nr mlffht as well make a dollar or ?hi lor you, and 1 can use your money to advantage a friend." And so he did, I'll say that lor he always wanted to keep me dependent. He had an atrocious taste In purchasing, and wheu ?hn*ilf!nn presents he used to select the loudest fnrVl ii! J.a.ckets ana dresses that he could find c?earutiways. ?WU per8oa he was verJ neat and FiBk^H?nsuui?^wri ?,ans?0l<1. do you think tha kn?wiedge or the man t Mrs. Mansfield ? it's more tban nosmbio ttia disease is Hereditary m tUe family. uis fatnerwaa insane. He never' 'does anything rrom lmou^e however. I know that he ciucufate? Son an? thing that be does beforehand. * ln"hewo?idrlam8Ureont' He'8 lhe biggest fraud Mra. Mansfield? He always has believed ln "LOOKING ONE WAY AND ROWING ANOTHER" a favorite expression of his to me. He keens bis business engagements punctually enouati but ho has kept this table waiting dinner for as much as five hours at a time, and during even lnm he won m issue a lot of the mwt crazv orders for fhings that he wanted, and all the time that he was talkimr i knew that he intended and meant something eise KkpOKTER ? Don't you tmnk Moutalund Is a coarse person In her way ? u 18 a c?arao Mrs. Manskield-I do not. I think she is verv nice and pretty.. I was present at her dinner tne night he told her tbat he could have New York called "FtskvUle" if ho so desired. That wVhke him all over. , "*e Mr. Smith The funniest thing of all Is that of hla SOBBING AT YOUR FBET TO BK TAKEN BACK Mrs. MansfielP? I don't know about that. Smith: I have seen good and noble men cry for a woman and I knew that Fisk relt it that nlghtf The funniest thing, perhaps, is about his gum shoes Tho papers might have applied their classics to the case better, 1 suppose, had they known that rnv first name was Helen. My name is Helen JoMnhme Mansfield, without the Lawlor; I would not give Frank Lawlor the satisfaction to think that I born his nanie. It would please him too much ?KacJuioroiM*' *""new' " * ???IH Mrs. Maksfield? NO, I AM A BOSTON GIBL, and was educated at a convent in Lowell. All of our family were Cathoilca-tbe Mans fields. I left Boston at sixteen, and was married to Frank Lawlor at seventeen, lu California. My father was editor of the San Joaquin Democrat, and was killed ln a duel with another editor In California. I went to CaU tm Ma Tj4 Jlfe to lorn j^SS???S? In those days they shot without moon talking, I be lieve. I was a young. Innocent cirl, and was Just wlla to goto balls and parties. Faaak Law lor used me wrong and 1 came to JNew Tort and captured the landlady and the woman who was In the nouse with him at the time. Flak was jealous and he got me to buy this house down here, so that he might always have me nnder his hand and near those whom he trusted. Jay Gould always disliked and hated me because he believed I bad so much Influence over Mr. Klsk. 1 went to California in 18M. 1 believe. Mr. Flak never gees in the street at all without a man to watch htm, and he always KBIT A MAN IN THIS HOPS* at seventy-five dollars a month Just to watoh the house. When I went to a public place ?f amuse ment there were always at least twenty men whom I knew 1 coula put my hand on at a moment's notice whom Klsk bad detailed lor the purpose. And when FIsk was In with Jimmy O'Brien, the Sheriff, tie used to say to btm when he was going le any place of amusement, a ball or theatre, If he was afraid, "I want you te send up a sang of the boys to-night, and I'll attend to you and them," and O'Brien always sent them. Reporter? Mrs. Mansfield, can you Inform me who were the partners, the men behind the screen In the Erie Haiiway during its numerous vicissi tudes ? Mrs. Mansfield? Oh, yes; you mean the person with whom he lias divided tho spoils of warf I know all about (hat matter, but you must excuse me from Riving any suoli information to a news paper, although 1 have a great regard for the New Yoke Uekald. Rkporter -From year remarks, Mrs. Mansfleld, I should infer that Mr. Ftsk has partners in Erie trans actions that the public do not see. Mrs. Mansfield? 1 have nettling to say upon that subject. 1 do not caro to betray any conlldence placed in me by Mr. FIsk. The Interview then concluded, Mrs. Mansfield accompanying the !1f.raj,d reportor and the very obliging Mr. Smith to the hall door, and there bade all three a gooo evening, as they bade her adieu Mrs. Mansfield said briefly, holding up her finger:? "1 don't wish to take any step further unless I bo provoked. THEN I AH RBAOY FOB MB. FI8E, If he makes the advance against me or lays a finger on any frlond. I dou't need the aBslBtunce of the reporters. I alone have sufficient for Jim Fiak." And thus ended this strange interview. Stokea and Piik Before Judge Dowllng. It appears In this case that the Brooklyn Oil Re finery Company was a corporation organized under the general manufacturing laws or this State. That it only had three stockholders, and that the trustees were composed of said stockholders, one of them, Mr. Stokes, being the secretary, and another, Mr. Byers, being the treasurer. It was claimed that the secretary, in collecting without the privity or assent of the remaining trustees the sum of $27, 600 on the 7th day of January, 1871, due the corporation from the Oevoe Manufacturing Company, and depositing the same to his Individual account, was guilty of an offence against the statute relative to embezzlements by the servants or officers of corporations. Judge Dowllng? it is unnecessary to discuss this question, as I am of the opinion that, under the facts proven before me, this company, though in form a corporation, must be treated as between the parties as a private copartnership, and under such a view of the case the act of Mr. Stokes was not within the terms of the statute. The proceedings will therefore be dismissed. ITALIAN UNITY. Klsg Victor Emmanuel to General John A. Dix. King Victor Emmanuel lias sent the following official despatch by cable to the Chevalier Ferdi nand do Luca, Italian Consul General in New York. It is communicated to the public through Mr. Theo dore Roosevelt, Chairman of tne Committee of Ar rangements on the occasion of tho Italian unity meeting recently held In this city:? Chevalier Ferdinand de Luca, Italian Consul General, New York:? Ills Majesty King Victor Emmanuel commands Jou to tender his sincere thanks to General John A. Hx, President of tne meeting to celebrate Italian unity, lor the klndiy feelings expressed in his tele gram. V1SCONTI VENOSTA. Minister of Foreign Affairs. SOUTH AMERICA. Advices from Brazil and Paraguay? The Revolution In Montevideo and Entre Bios* London, Jan. 17, 1871. The mail steamer from South Amcrlca has arrived at Lisbon with advices from Rio Janeiro to Decem ber 23. A Brazilian military credit of 13,500 cortios bad been opened. Se&or Rivolo has been elected president, of Para guay. The revolutions in Montevideo and Entre Rlos continued, but there had been no fighting since the date of the last advices. THE LATE ECLIPSE. Description by the Part? Sent to Sicily to Observe It. Commodore B. F. Sands, Superintendent of th Uiritcd states Naval Observatory, has transmitted to the Navy Department the following extract of a let ter Just received from Professor Asaph Hall, of the United States Navy, one of the astronomers sent to Sicily to observe the eclipse of the 22d of December last:? "The 22d of December is drawing to a close 'and the eclipse is over. We have had tolerable suc cess The four contacts were pretty well observed during the total eclipse. The clouds covered the moon, making, I think, tho physical observations 6omewhai doubtful. The protuberances were very well seen. They were of a pale red color, and not so brisrht as I expected them to be. The clouds inter fered with my observations of the corona. I could detect bnt very Utile of the radiating ana curved streamers given in many pictures, and the slight radiation that I saw might have been produced by the clouds. I need hardly say that the total eclipse was a very beautiful sight. Professors Newcomb and HarkneBS have informed you of our telegraphlo work by which we corrected the longitudes of Gib raltar, Malta and Syracuse." THE TROUBLES 111 SOUTH CAROLINA. Governor Scott Denies Any Portion of the tttute in Insurrection? -The Civil Power Sufficient to Suppress Disturbances and En force the Laws, Charleston, Jan. 17, 1871. Governor Scott yesterday sent a message to the Legislature in reply to a concurrent resolution ask ing why a military force for the protection of life, liberty and property had not been sent into the rlstons and refractory counties of the State, and why tne outlaws in those counties have not been brought to condign punishment. The Governor says:? While 1 deeply deplore the disturbances to which your resolution relers, 1 can scarcely venture, as the Executive of the State, to pronounce any of Its coun ties riotous and retactory upon the reported cases of individual outrage: and. while no Information hat been received in tills office indicating anything of a county organization to defy or defeat the law, 1 cannot say with truth, upon any Information in my possession, that in any Bectlon of the State the laws are not executed; for not a single case has been re ported in which the officers or the law have been resisted in the discharge of their duties. There is no invasion which I am called upon to repel? no insurrection wnich I am called upon to suppress. But If there was any Portion Of the State in which violence and disorder were so general as to disarm the power of the civil courts 1 must say frankly that 1 have no such militia force as would be compe teut to suppress them, and if 1 had I have no means to place and maintain suoh a force in the field, if by the outlaws who have not been bronght to con dign punishment you mean those individuals who have lately perpetrated the outrages in the counties or Spartanburg and Cnlon I can only say that every effort has been made that could lawfully be made by the Executive to discover those criminals and bring them to a speedy trial. It is my opinion that tho civil law of the State ought to be sun) clent, and it is my determination that it shall be sufficient to protect the person and property of every and any citizen of the State, however humble, friendless or obnoxious. 1 cannot bring myself to contemplate the use of an armed force to punish individual violations of the law In a time of profound peace. Such a remedy would be as bad as the disease, and would be a public declaration that there was no civil govern ment in South Carolina and that we are living in a condition ol social anarchy. 1 am bound by my oath of office as the Executive of this state, and in reverence for those principles of constitutional liberty which are the vital force of true republican ism, to see that the law is duly enforced before 1 re sort to other ami dangerous powers. I dare not, and will not, assume that Justice cannot be ad ministered until the effort has been made and the failure evident. It Is therefore my inten tion to see that the law is enforced, and when 1 fail In the eflort I will unhesitatingly call upon you for the extraordinary powers to which society must resort for self-protection; but at pro sent 1 would call your attention to the fact that all the caseB of reported violenoo are individual vlolenoo of the law; that none of them have as sumed the character of public combinations against the law, and that they are all wltUft the regular Jurisdiction of the criminal courts. The Governor concludes by suggesting measures for a more vigorous, complete and efficient organi zation of the machinery necessary for tb? adminis tratis 9t criminal jasu?4 ART NOTES. AmHtu Healfim. The moat enconragtng feature In American sculp* tare la a fro wing tendency towards national and fresh, unhackneyed subjects. Tuckerman has sold with truth that our looal histories abound In favor able subjects lor the chisel; that hero worship Is a fervent Instinct of the people, calling for statuesque memorials, and that our rural oemeterles and oily paries and squares are not only adapted to sculpture decoration, but fitted to suggest and Inspire such memorials and trophies. STATUES TO NSW TORE POLITICIANS. That even New York politicians are awakening to an appreciation of 1 'statuesque memorials" Is mani fest from the recent proposals to erect statues to "Boss" Tweed and Senator Creamer, although In the case of the latter two horses and a coach seem to have run away with the original project. CIO.RK MILLS. That the art standard of our community Is higher than it used to be is happily Indicated by the fact that the critics universally condemn the project of Olarlc Mills to uisllgure Washington with another of his monstrosities. All agree that even If an equestrian sculptor should be ainiciud with night mares, he Is not, therefore, entitled to put them 111 bronze and saddle the public with tho expense. MISS VLNMK KKaU. It Is creditable to the modesty of the Con gressmen who expressed moat delight at the recent unveiling of Miss Vinnle Ream's statue of Llnsoln that they confessed they bad nothing to say about the artlstlo qualities of tho werk of this bright and persevering little sculptress, ity the way, it la said that Miss Vinnle Ream, who has Just been bo heartily welcomed at Washington on her return from Rome, lert behind her In tbe Eternal City seven other sculptresses hailing from America. AMERICAN SCULPTORS IN ROME. Story, of Boston; Rhlnehardt, of Baltimore; Ran dolph Rogers, of Richmond, and several other American sculptors are also In Rome. WARD, THOMPSON AND OTHER SCULPTORS IN NEW TORE. We have previously described at length the fine Shakspeare statue, of heroic size, now standing, ready to be cast, In tho studio of one of our fore most American sculptors, J. Q. A. Ward. It is sur rounded by his statue, already In bronze, for tho "Seventh Regiment Memorial," and tne studies for his "Indian Hunter," "The Good Samaritan," "Pro tection," "Commodore Perry" and for numerous busts. Mr. Ward la now busily at work ou the bas rollefs for the Perry monument.' We have also re cently descril>ed the studies for the statues Napo leou and General Sedgwick and General Scott, the busts of Grizzly Adams, Bishop Potter, Rev. Dr. Tyug, J. G. Bennett, w. C. Bryant, Edwin Booth and thn statuettes and medal lions which 1111 tho studio of another great American sculptor, Launt Thonsoson. The conscientious works of Pickett and O'Donovan and George Hess and Buberl and Turlnl have been duly rccognlzed. JOHN ROGER.". But to-day we wish to call special attention to tho fertility of invention exhibited by John Rogers, who Is now adding three "Rip Van Winkle groups" to his marvellous series of statu ettes, which so triumphantly proves that the great, ness of a work of art docs not depend on Its size No artist has more vividly Illustrated Into permanent forms the reminiscences of our civil war than Mr. Rogers, who Is daily laying hold of fresh llelds In American lire for the exercise of Ills genius. The bare enumeration ol the titles of his ver.y popular works will suillce to show how much he has accomplished 1 within a few years. These titles are:? Fairy's Whis per, Fugitive's Story, Council of War, Challenging the Union Vote, Taking the Oath, The Foundling, Comlna to the Parson, Courtship In Sleepy Hollow, One More Shot, Wounded Scout, Union Refugees, Country Post Office, Home Guard, School Examina tion, Cnarlty Patient, Uncle Ned's School, Returned Volunteer, Parting Promise, Mall Day, Town Pump, Picket Guard. The groups are of a clay-colored ma terial, ranging in price from ten te twenty-five dol lars and are being rapidly distributed to points both east and west of the MisslssippL They are dobig more than anything else to popularize art through out the country. . ... , Exhibition of Picture* at the Union League Clnb. A satisfactory proof of the growth of Interest In art among our people Is furnished by the custom of several clubs in New York to have picture exhibi tions at each monthly meeting. Some clubs are be ginning lo uiako popmanont art collections. The Art committee of the Union League Club, consist ing of Messrs. Putnam, Ward, Whittiedge, East man Johnson, Butler, Baker and Avery (who have been re-elected for this year), report that they have Sithered ana exhibited in the gallery of the ub daring the past year no less than tnree hundred works of art, prodnced by artlsUi who are members or who reside in town, with now and then a choice foreign work. Twelve paintings have been added to the collection by purchase or subscription. The latest acquisition Is a noble portrait of the late General Thomas, by Eastman Johnson. Julian Scott's line picture of "The Rear Guard at White Oak Swamp" is notable among the recent additions. Several new engravings have been bought to de corate the dining and other rooms. Great efforts are now being made to secure for the ladles' recep tion, on the 25th of January, a collection or pictures worthy of the occasion. Conspicuous among the paintings exhibited at the monthly meeting oi' the club on the evenlug of the 12th instant were the following:? A portrait of General Thomas, by Eastman John son, which we have mentioned, and "The Pension "A Kent." belonging to Josian M. Fiske, by the same distinguished artist. "Lake George," a large and highly successful work by D. Huntingdon, ex-presideni of tne Na tional Academy of Design. "The Plains, Colorado," by W. Whlttredge; pro bably his finest production. "Autumn," an exquisite bit of color by Kensett; "Hever Castle, EDgiand," one ol Henry's pictur esque and microscopic gems: "The Harpist" and "The Promenade," by J. G. Brown, the former an elaborately finished Ulterior, and the latter an effec tive study, representing a blonde in brilliant winter costume. "Sunday Morning Camp of the Seventh Regiment (Meridian Hill), Washington. D. C., in 1 61," by S. k. Giffurd, member of Company 8, Seventh regi ment, a work of never-falling historic Interest and richly entitled to a permanent position among the trophies of the regiment In which the artist so hon orably served. "A Study from Nature," a faithful and unconven tional picture of a wood In autumn, by T. u Smith, who also exhibited a capital "Winter Scene." "Cupid and Psyche," small, out in color charming, by Louis Lang. "The Ch&teau de Cartes," by Mor gan, evincing the care bestowed by him on all his works. "Lake Geneva, unusually delicate, by Cropsey. "A Normandy Glri," by H. P. Gray, president of the National Academy, a fine example or his skill in the treatment of flesh tints. "A Little Girl with Her Doll's Carriage by a Gate way," by J. H. Irving, one of his most careful pictures. "Waiting for a Bite," a trifle, but hignly characteristic, by 0. C. Ward. "The Wreck of the Emigrant Ship," one of Bradford's largest and most effective works. A new and faithful version of "The Yosemlte Val ley," by 8. Colmau; "A Study from Nature" and "A View on the Hudson," by D. Jonnson: two "Views Near Fordham," by Laurie; two large aud conven tional Scripture pieces, by Angero; "A Summer's Day," by Hubbard; "The Contraband of Peace." by Pejry; "A Connecticut Valley View," by Howland; "Chocorua," by A. Wordsworth Thompson, an ad mirable landscape, "Horses In a Pasture," the Joint prodnctlon of Jerry and Fitch; "A Seaside Viow," by Homer; an elaborate lrult picture by Miss Wenzler; pictures by Burling, Duverger, Cranch, Mrs. Sellgman and Miss Horton. A remarkable Interior, by Rlelstahl, of Berlin, the property of Q. M. Vanderllp, representing a religious procession and full uf character, excellent drawing and elaborately flmsiied, and last, but by no means least, either in artistic Importance or in suggeative ness, "The Young Navigators," by G. H. Boughton; a truthful study of a "Cloudy Day by the Seaside." On the whole, the show of pictures was the choicest of the season at this club. The Palette Clnfe. The members of this very active art association are busily occupied in drawing and painting ex pressly for their annual festival, which is to take place on the 20th of February. At their recent elec tion of officers for this year Paul Schulze was choscn President; Victor Nehlig aud J. Roy Robertson, Vlco Presidents; Dr. J. Wiener, Treasurer; M. Kurtz, Fi nancial Secretary; D. E. Melneke, Corresponding Secretary; George Hess, Recorulng Secretary; M. vou Mlltendorter aud L. Koeth, Arohlvlsts; M. Eylan, H. Lo Vasseur aud F. Venluo, Trustees. The Palette Club already numbers two hundred and fifty members. Its life school Is open three evenings in the week, and is frequented by many American as well as German artists. New Plrtnren. James M. Bart is completing a capital brook scene, with cattle standing in the water and sheltered by the trees from the blaze and heat of noonday. It Is called "Under the Elms." Wakeman Holberton has finished for the Utlca exhibition excellent studies of wild game, "Raffed Grouse and Quail" and "Brock Trout," S. M. Ward, of beta painting pot tratta chiefly, u working with success a fleshly opened vote, and one rtoti In promise? that offered by the little Arabs of our Sew York streets. Among ht? most recent pictured are "A Newsboy Drinking Water at a Fountain in the Park" and "A Little Bagplcker Overhauling a Garbage Barrel." J Roy Robertson has almost finished a masterly portrait of Judge k. o. Perrln, of Albany. Shattuck has strengthened bis claim to hlgb rank among the best American landscape painters by bla "New England Sabbath Morning," a picture no lens cnaraoterlHito than the poem of Burns, "The Cotter's Saturday Night." The Artls* Paid Rule wilt take place at the Somervllle Art dallery about the 1st of February. Art Hale Extraordinary In Boston. Besides the articles or antique and costly furni ture (such as muy be Been at Bypher's, on Broad way), the Uobelin tapestries aud the Sevres porce lains which arc to be scattered at the approaching sale of the celebrated Deacon house and Its contents, In Boston, there are numerous aud valuable pictures which cannot fall to excite the curiosity ami compe tition or amateurs. Anions these pictures are seve ral by Boucher; the "Death of Virginia" aud "The Shipwreck," oy Isabey; "The White Horse," by Sul valor Koba; Portraits of ijueeu Elizabeth and Amy Robsurt, "The Wounded Soldier," b> YVacbsniuth; "Returnnut iroin the Hunt," by Alfred de Dreux; "Soap Bubbles," by (ierard Douw, and four largo paiutiuga by Prascouard. THE M'GABEAHAN LAND CLAIM. OIUcUIm Mutllatloa I'abllo Records? Import nut Teathnonr. Washington, Jan. 10. 1871. In the McGarratun case the House committee, at Hit) instance or the New Idria Mining Company, to day examined Joseph 8. Wilson, ttio retiring Land Commissioner, and three or his clerics, viz. Meaars. Stokes, Stoeck and Uuell, also W. H. Lower?, a lormer clerk In the office, but now and for several years past an attorney of the New Idria Mining Company, and employed, aa be states, to prevent an Issuance or a patent to McGarrahan. All of these witnesses made last summer voluntary ex parte affidavits, designed to justify ex-Secretary Cox, or the Interior Department, In defacing and cancelling the recently discovered record of a patent In that department to McGarra han. This was done In the interest of the New Idria Company. These affidavits were to the effect that the record book, volume four, pages 812 to 321 of California Land Claim*, where a patent to McGarrahan appears on record, duly dated, signed and sealed, could not be relied upon aa proof ?f an original patent of which it purports to be an ordinal record copy. Mr. Blokes, who en grossed this record in the book, testified to-day that he did not make It from an executed patent, but from a printed rorin which had not been executed; but as this patent Is a very peculiar one, being sui veneris and coutaiuing mat ter reciting decisions or courts. Held notes or .surveyors au J opinions of former Secreta ries of the Interior, which could not be on any limited form or blank for a patent, be scums to have taxed bis memory "not wisely, but too well." It was shown that tbero could not, bave been such printed form, but that testimony and affidavits of nis colleagues ou the witness stand contradict this statement. Mr. HtoKes at lust testified that be could not say that the orig inal of this rccord was not an executed patent. Another witness, Mr. Stoeck, produced to discredit the record of ihe patent, testified upon his dlreot examination that it was the custom of the Land Otllco to record these California land patents In advance ol their execution, or, in other words, to rccord them as complete Instruments, Including the dates, signatures and places of the seal. In anticipation of tbelr execution, la this way It is attempted to aceouut for the record of the patent to McGarrahan; but tno record book, volume four, produced and examlMed belore the committee, disproved this theory, Inas much ns it showed that 111 no case were the date, signature and place of the seal written nntll alter the patent had been executed. The record book showed that In every case when the record of a patent contained the date, the signature of the President, "per bis secretary for signing land patents," and the Diace of tne seals, that it was marked on the margin or the first page of the record in red Ink "exd.," or examined, and in all such cases It Is conceded that the patents were executed. The record of the patent to McGarrahan on this book contains the date, the signature of the President and place of tnc geal. It la also marke t "exd." In red ink, thus sn6wirig that 1116 6nly case upon which the custom sworn to t>y Stoeck was luunded was McUar rahan's case. It can hardly be relieved, when the great value of the property lnvolvod in this pa tanr in taken into account and the fierce contest which haa enlisted the zrui or tue teuuiux outoMiH of the government, that this exception would make the rule sworn to. This book ai?o contained re corded forms or drafts of unexecuted patents? that U, patents that seem to have been ordered, but never signed? and on these ttao witness sought to base the usage; but in none of these cases were there dates, signatures or places of seal, nor was the "exd." written In the margin. The wit nesses testified that the "exd.," or examined," in red ink, were written in the margin atter compar ing the original patent and the (orm in which it was engrossed with the record, by three clerks, oue hold ing the form, one the original parchmeut and the other the book. In MCkiarrahan's case the wit ness Lowery, then a clerk In the Land Office, now an attorney of the New lflria Mining Compcuy, held the book and the witness stoeck wrote the "exd." on the margin. Lowery also dralted the fora ol the patent, which was produced before the committee with all Its interlineations, erasures and akbrevu tlons, thus showing, as previously slated, fiat the witness (StoKe*) could not have engrossed the re cord from a primed form. The record of this patent, as now produced, has pencil marks drawn across the date, the signature, the place of the seal and un der the attesting clause the words 111 peucli "not signed" are written. This was done r>y Air. Lowery, as lie himself testified, but he does not remember wnen ne ma it. Mr. Bueil, on cross-examination, testified tli at ho was acting Recorder in the absence of Judge Granger at tlic time this record was made, and though, In his direct examination and in his affi davit, he swore bo as to convey trie Idea that tlio patent was never executed, he said to-day chut he did not know whether It was executed or not. Commissioner Wilson seemed to have procured himself to have been called to ; testify for no other purpose than to saddle ex-Secretary Cox with tho stigma of mutilating this record, for ho admitted that the rccord was some evidence of the execution of the patent, and stated that he did not know whether It was executed or not. He swore that he signed the statement written across the face of tlie recorded patent, which contained declarations mat it had never beon executed by the written urder of the supreme executive head of the department; that be never advised Secretary Cox. never sug gested this mutilation, and that he nevercontributed to It except by the written order of the secretatf, with whom ho never had any consultation on the subject. He also testified that he knew nothing of the truth or falsity of the declarations of the state ment as written across the face of the record. He said, as far as he knew, the nistory of tins mutilation originated wits the written order of the Secretary and that he was innocent of any complicity In the mat ter, except subscribing his official signature to it, which he did in obedience to the orders of his superior officer, lho venerable commissioner could not refrain from telling the committee that for forty years be had feeen honored with a position in the Land Oluc6, ana that ne wad about to leave the same in a day or two, Ills successor having been nominated to the Senate. He seemed to be ail unconscious of a suspicion, not confined to General Grant, that be was not clothed with every official virtue. There are those, and they are not a few, who believe that he knows where to find the official snrvey of tho Mariposa tract, which was abstracted from the Land Commissioner's office for tlie purpose of defeating Fremont's claim to that grant. It Is said there arc several other lota things which it is possible he may now find, Including the official letters of the Commissioner to the Re corder of the Land Office rrom January to June, 1863, which embraced tlie time when tuts McOarrit han case was made up, whose abstraction Judgo Granger, the Recorder, testified to In the case at the last meeting of the committee, and which, if found, might afford conclusive proof of the execution of the patent to McGarrahan. The result of the ex amination fully sustains the record, as a record, of an original instrument which has been signed for President Lincoln by his secretary, W. o. Stoddard, who has testified that he remembers hiivlinr signed this patent. The case was closed and submitted at the conclusion of the examination to-day. WESTCHESTER COUNTY NEWS ITEMS. Three men, named respectively Michael Mlnton, William Merrltt and Daniel O'Ntel, were arrested on Monday and lodged in tne county Jail, charged with having burglariously entered the county Poor House and stealing therefrom a quantity of hams, valued at $200. The property was found in possession of the robbers. Coroner Bathgate held an inquest yesterday on the remains of Mrs. Jane smith, who resided with her husband in Elton street, Melrose, and whose death was occasioned by tailing down stairs on the Brevious evening. Deceased, it appears, was in the ablt or imblblug an excessive quantity of ardent spirits, under tne influence of which she acci dentally toppled into eternity, a verdict was ren dered accordingly. Deceased was about sixty years of age. ? number of the friends of Rev. Father Hughes, gwtor of St. Jerome's Catholic church, at Mott aven, assembled at the residence of that gentle man on Monday evettfng, and presented htm with a stylish horse and boggy, valued at $700. As the parish indicated is somewhat extensive, those most familiar with the untiring zeai ot Father Hughes evidently intend that he shall not praotloe too maoh pedestrianim while ministering to the temporal, 99 well m spintwlj ifNMI 9t (Mi AMuroui flouk. BT. DOM1NOO. DEPARTURE OF THE TENNESSEfl Embarkation of the Commiarionere? 8??m? an4 Incidents at the Barge Office and Btaten I*. land? Xyateriow Caaee Taken on Boer 4. The St. Domingo Co amiaalonera, headed by the U> laatrlooa Wen tern sta teaman, ex-Senator Ben Wade, have at laat embarked on board the good old ship Tenaeeaee, and are now well on their way to that portion of the Antilles whose name tbe Commission bears, and which has been for so long a time the bone of contention between President Grant and the Irrepressible Senator from the Hay .state. About hall-past ten o'clock yesterday morning the indl ?Idual members of tno Commission began to arrive at the iiargo office, foot of Whitehall street, where they were to go on board two government tugboats, then lying alongside the rtcketty pier walling to convey TUB IIAU3TBIOUI PARTY down to the Tennessee, which was anchored off Htateu Island. Dr. Howe, of Boston, was one of tho flrst to arrive, closely followed by carriages con talning Surveyor Cornell and lady, Mrs. Hastings, Mrs. Professor White and a. number of gentlemen, names unknown. The so immediately swarmed oa board the little revenue cutler commauded by Lieu tenant Randolph, United States Navy, who, hoisting run STARS AMD HTKIPEB andl running up tne revenue flag, swung off from the wharf and steamed away for the Tennessee. Other carriages arrived now in quick succession, each containing one or more of tbe Commissioners, secretaries and various other attaches of the expedi tion, together with a large number of their Iriends and relatives, among whom were Mr, Murphy, Collector or the Port; Mr. Jamee Ter w linger, his private secretary; General Porter, Commodore Alden and a host of others. Professor White, who Is a genial, fresh-complexlonea looking old gentlemen or about flity-tlve summers, and per* haps as many winters, was very conspicuous among the party and conversed freely with every one ho met. He gave it as his opinion that their labors upon the island would require tnern to STAY AT IJtAST SIXTY DATS, and spoke highly encouragingly or the prospeoto of a good tune uud a pleasant trip. "There Is," he said, ?'a celebrated geologist now upon tbe fBland who has been there upwards of two years studying the mineralogy or the country, and as he Is a gentleman ot unblemished character and reputation they would make use of his experience and thus save them selves the time and trouble of gathering np and shipping off specimens of stoue all over the Island. KX-SUNATOH WADK, who was accompanied by his son, Captain Wade. looneu quite us iresu ana hearty as ever, and ap peared u so re no an though ho were onl> entering U|>on a trip ol an hour's duration, Instead of em barking for an eight or ten days' voyage at a mosl boisterous season of the year. Just before tins party went on board the remain* Ing tug, half a dozen express wajrons drove up, out of wnich the drivers and porters began tumbling trunks, carpet bags, satchels, boxes, baskets, boxes of choice Havanaa and an almost innumerable num ber of suspicious looking cases Bald to contain? "the stair of life," which must have been the case, as tlicy were all marked "Monongahcla," "Bour bon," "OLD HOLLAND GIN" AND "8CIINAPP8." The urbane Commodore Allien personally super intended the embarkation of the bagitage and the "susplcious.lookliig cases," alter wnicn a general rush was made for the boat, and soon the email cabin, the not over spaclou* deck, and the diminu tive pilot-house were ail swarming with a confused mass of proiessors, doctors, generals, representa tives of the press, ladies, and the genial Ton* Murphy, all of whom hM come to see their (hands off. FRED DOUGLASS, "THE FIERY BRPNETT1," looked and acted well, as did also bis son, who ao companied him, and who is much darker and de cidedly more African than his paternal parent. "All ashore I" cried Commodore Alden, and, as soon as General Porter and Mr. Murphy ceuld shake Mnds "mltSigel," and bid their numerous friends faro well and wish the expedition a hearty Uod- speed, the tug pushed off, and was soon pulling along down the oroad and beautiful bay on her way to the staunch old Tennessee. The Herald representative Immediately set him self to work ascertaining the names and offlclal po sitions of TH08S COMPOSING THE EXPEDITIONARY PAKTY, which are as follows: ? Commissioners, ex? Senator Benjamin F. Wade, l>r. Howe and Professor White; Cadet Wade, private sec retary to his father; General Sigel, private secretary to Dr. llovve; Professor Crane, prlr vate secretary to Professor White; Professor BlaJte, geologist to tne Commission ; Allan A. Burton, secre tary to the Commission; a. Brumsel and C. Wright, botan Bts; Fred Douglas# Sr., assistant b? rotary t6 tii# Commission; Fred Douglass, Jr., private secre tary to Mr. Burton; two official stenographers Messrs. John Foley and illlt. A sail of about thirty -live minutes brought the party ^ ALONGSIDE THE MONSTROUS FRIGATE, out of wnose portholes the iron mouths of the heavy Parrots showed themselves. The gangway, at the top or which stood a marine, with guttering bayo net, was draped In blue and red cloth. Ben Wade was the il rat to step upon tho deck, where he waa received by two of the officers of the ship and a company or fierce-looking marines, who presented arms. Soon a drum aud tli'e were heard beating to quaru rs, and in the twinkling or an eye every gun waa manned and all looked tiie picture of dis cipline. Tho next Instant the thundering boom of one of the large gnns wa? heard, quickly followed by fonrteen more, the regular salute due to a United States Senator. #he work or getting on board the multifailoas trunks and other buggagt*, not forget ting tli os o' "sauplclous looking c asetj," was now commenced In earnest, ana in about fliteen minutes was completed. After staying on board the frigate about half an nour, Surveyor Cornell announced his readiness to takeu? c aB|l having shaken hands and .. _ parting drink all round, those who were not going with tho expedition re turned to the deck of the revenue cutter, and were soon on their way back to New York. At a quar ter-past two the Tennessee weighed anchor and put to sea, her communder being desirous of getting out on the high tide, which was at its full at httlJ <<wo i' Whlle going dewn the lower bay the Commissioners held a meeting, at which they effected a permanent organization. The "lron ?hVJ? 10 officials con nected with the expedition, after which each waa presented with a passport given by _ THE SECRETARY OP STATE. Tho Commissioners then considered the subject of going to Samana Bay or to St. Domingo City direct, and finally came to the conclusion to lollow the latter course, touching at the Bayof StmZ only. This course was adopted because of the Com missioners' desire to show a proper regard fer the authorities of the country, as they might feel land justly, too) that they were slighted if tne Commis sion landed at Samana instead of the capital. NATURAL BISTORT. Lectnre by Profeanor B. Waterbouse Haw* kins. Professor B. Waterhouse Hawkins, the chief man ager of the Pal aeon tological Department In the Cen tral Park, gave the second of a course or lectures on "Natural History," at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, last evening. A large and intelligent audience listened with profound attention to bis discourse. Ho spoke first of the relations between man and the higher order of animals. He was not In favor of the theories advanced by Professor Huxley and some of the later European naturalists as to what is called simlons man, and the close alliance of the numan race to the ape species of the brute creation. By copious crayon illustrations he showed the anatomical structure of the gorilla and bear. He said the lower limbs of the bear were more similar to man than those of the gorilla were, and it was hard to discover the difference in the thigh, toe and heel. He said that though the lioinorus bone of the Snrllla was larger than that of the Irish Giant, 'Brien, and other similarities existed, he was hardly prepared as yet to embrace either gorilla or bear as a man and a brother. lie afterwards described tho structure of other species of the aunnal creation, showing birds, hsbes, reptiles, Ac., demonstrating their perfect adaptability to their wants. He was irequently applauded during his remarks for the thoroughness and completeness of his illus trations. The Professor has a quaint, quiet humor and an easy colloquial manner, which render his subjects, though naturally dry and aboutioing with technicalities, interesting aud Intelligible to all his hearers. Gilbert B. Mastln, a well dressed young man, was brought before Judge Cox yesterday, charged by Mary Poe, keeper of a boarding house at No. 808 West Twenty-second street, with giving her a worth lews check as pavmont for his board bill. Maatin bad been living in tbe house lor several weeks, and when the landlady insisted on his "settling'' her cave her a check on the Market National Bank for seventy-five dollars, knowing fall well that h? had no account with said bank. The bookkeeper ol the bank testified that Mas tin had never had any funds there. The prisoner's only excuse was that be had -intended to make the eheek good." Th? JUdKt WSUOUIftl AID lA flf t&W