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BABCOCK'S I ESCAPE.
Joy Among His Personal friends and
the Political Parasites.
CONGRATULATORY MESSAGES
A Nijrht's Jollification at the
JLindell Hotel.
COST OF THE DEFENCE.
Judge Dillon and a Possible Vacancy on the j
Snpremp Court Ilcnrh.
St. Lou a, Feb. 25, 1876.
The St. Louts press, with the exception of the GlobeDemocrat
(McKee's paper), is unanimous in Its condemnation
of the verdict. Tho Globe-Democrat says:?
The great trial resulted In an acquittal, under circutnstaures
which render it uioro than a verdict of Dot
guilty and exalt it into, the nalura of a triumphant
vindication." It goes on to say that the caso was at
best but ono of suspicion. The Republican says:?
"Unquestionably tliure was a prima facie caso against
the defendant, but wo ihitjk wo are not wrong in assuming
that tho popular verdict of Kluilty' which had
settled upon Uenerul Babcock was due quite us much to
the evatiive, objecting, technical defence of big attorneys
us to the direct character oi the testimony lor tbo
prosecution" The Timet gays:?"The Court was organized
not to try, but to acquit. The words 'Not guilty'
were words of ominous Import to all who love their country,
who have faith in its institutions, yet loso the most
that is worth hoping, for the must that redounds to
the glory of their citizenship in the presence of a sys'tcm
prostituted to the dcfenco una exculpation of governmental
corruption." The ll'citliche Post says;?
"fiubcock's acquittal will be n signal to tho whole
band of whiskey lhicvc3 to march forward all along the
line. This baud seems to be as sure now of controlling
the Judiciary as It has lor years the executive power."
Tho Wtstliche J'ost also calls uttentlon to the fact that
already, day betoro yesterday, tho Globe-Democrat
knew of the favorable drift of tho Judge's charge, and
that it said yesterday that Everest's testimony "would
'be instructed out of'court."
uabcock's ijcvek.
Among tho prominent men who attended LabcocK's
levee on Thursday night were McKec, Be vis uud K racier
and a number or the other convicted distillers and
rcrciiue officials, who appeared to be most anxious to
be rostorcd to Babcock's lavur, and some malicious
people say wilb an cyo to an oxcrutivc pardon. KxCollectur
Couslantine Maguire, who pleaded guilty of
defraud.ng the government, and UcKco, were the chicf
getters tip of tho serenade; the first named friend of
Bubcocic collecting tho assessment which was levied for
this purposo upon Grant's and Bibcock's friends, and
some who desired to becomo friends ol theirs. The reception
was presided over by Bibcock, Storrs, William
O. Averv, convicted of robbing the government, and
Levi P. Luckey. Avery, Lackey and Balicock, who
have been incessantly together since Bibcock left Washington
tor St. Louis, continued the jubilation to-day In
quieter manner.
tub congratulatory t P. uk grams
from all parts of the country still come pouring In this
morning. Many wore from personal friends, but tho
money spent for this purpose by iodoral office holders
and candidates for office, us lor uwuv us Nevada, must, 1
have boon immense. Among tbo de-patches are tho J
lollowiiig:?
RIGHT IS It Hit IT.
Washington, Feb. 124, 1S78.
"General O. E. Babcock, St. Louis;?
For right is right, as God is good, and right tho day '
has won. Thank Storrs, Porter, Williams and Kruui j
For me. Bless them. A. H. sIlGl'llGHiJ.
tbil'xrn of JUSTICK.
Nkw Yokk, Feb. 124, 1S76. i
Cenoral O. E. Babcock, St. Louis:?
Permit ouo whoso l'ailh, as you know, has never ;
-wavered to congratulate you on tho tr.umph of jnstico I
and * decent administration of law over political and
personal persecution, a malignant press and popular j
clamor. GEOKUfc. li..laS, District Attorney.
glory and ajtl'kction.
New York, Feb. 24, 1S70. |
John K. Portkr, St. Louis:?
?A iin.1 L(. H ihpnr.t
' ,w IIUUH J. HASTIXGd
"I TOLD YOU SO."
The following atuubiug despatch was from Iho Hon.
Dardwcll Slulo. ol the kohueh district:?
SoiTiii kn Hotxl, St. Louis, Feb. 24, 18TC.
Genoralo. K u a scoot, sl Louts:?
Three cheers 1 1 know it. 1 felt iL
\\. J. FLOKKNtE.
aktkr tub battle.
Luckey, Avery, Williams and liubcock leave together
to night lor Washington, ami ol the sume iraiu, probably,
will bo Colout 1 brodheod. babcoelt looked very
much wearied, probably because the Jollification did j
not break up till three o'clock this morning, according
to the teslive young Krum. The grand banquet which
was to be given to liubcock did not cotue oil, as bo Ue- j
cliued It. The lace of every federal ofliceholder in iho
city who to be met on the street still retains Its
beaming expression. Krum states that Bubcock s defence
cost liun about f'dfi.OOO. It is reported thai 1'orter
got $0,000, and Storrs, who has been engaged in
tireparuig the case since Iieoeinbcr and has given all
lis time 10 it, $7,a'>0. A very large number ol detectives
and other assistants were engaged. Williams
served without a tec. Tlio cost of the prosecution to
the government will amount to about $6,000. None of
the convicted uuiutiers of the King will be sentenced
until the motion lor a new trial in the McKoe case is
disposed or, as some of them would have to be used
ng on as witnesses In a new ir.aL The probability is
that the sentences will be pronounced soon alter the
icoiiinieneenient of iho March term, which begins on
the third Monday in March.
Jl*IS1K III!.LOS S fROBABI.K REWARD.
The Intimate meads ol Urant and liubcock. who are
very numerous In this city, are talking agood deal In a
quiet way about the prolwbihty of Judge billon's elevation
to the United Slates Supreme Court Bench in the
event of a vacancy during Crunt s term. Billon is
every ambitious Judge, anil ono of these men said
yesterday that Justice Clifford would probably retiro
soon on account ol leeble health aud that Billon had
shown such transcendent ability in Ins charge that ho
was certain to be appointed to the vacaucv. Most
well luformed people think that Dillon will be rewarded
in a substant.al manner by the administration
tor having saved his party and the government from
the stigma which Uabcock's conviction would have
cast upon them. District Attorney Dyer has received
despatch trorn Blulord Wilson staling that he (Dyer)
bod done his duty, his whole duty, and need feci no
regret for what he had done. From the bitter expressions
of Uabcock to some ol Ills Intimate friends, after
the verdict, it may fairly be Interred thai he will leave
no stone unturned to oust Dyer. Colonel Dyer
tbiuks iho strongest part ol Dillon's cha'rgo
was that declaring that the only motive
for Babcock's participation in iho conspiracy which the
p/vecuttun liad alleged was pecuniary gain, ana lb rowing
ont Everest's testimony, even if its truth was believed
by the jury, because the sanding or the letters
did cot raise uvcu a "legal presumption'' that they were
reeeive'U
BABOVR's crabactkr.
Lawyers say that the old generals and politicians who
wore to Babcock's character had a great part In hia
acquittal, as their evidence gave Union a chance to
niirt Babcock's golden reputation before the Jury us an
almost insuperable bar to his conviction. Ex-Senator
Henderson says that under Union's charge the Jury
had no aitertiative but to acquit, and another prominent
lawyer who kn-ws I).lion well gives It ss his
opinion that he was ready to reluse to receive a verdict
of guilty had the jury broutht one tn. certain it is
thai his extreme nervousness and anxiety to know
what lb o verdict was lias been com nun led upon by
i many of tho observers as very sT%pge lor a Judge usually
so imperturbable.
M'KEE'S CASE.
fill AITiDATIT FILED IMI'EACHINO THE COMPEXEWCX
or a Jl'BOB?THE motion jtou A
HEW TKIAL.
Ft. Lous, Feb. 2A, 18T&
lo the United States Cirtult Court to-day, Colonel
Batch, counsel for William McKee, filed an ailldavlt in
support ol s motion lor a new iriaL Some editorials
from the AV/nMian, which are claimed to have served
lo prejudice the cose aga.nst the defendant, were also
lied.
The affidavit mentioned Is r^ade by Watson Foster,
Of Louisiana, l'ikc county. Mo., who charges H. F.
Mummers, a ,iuror in the McKee trial, wilb having
prejudiced tb- case by stating previous lo the trial
that be believed McKee was guilty and that he was the
biggest loud in the puddle. The Court ordered that the
defendant have leave until the ftth of March to flic additional
affidavits, the prosecution ten day* thereafter
to answer the same, and the de'endaal to havo until
the 20th to hie testimony in rebuttal
niiOOKED WHISKEY IN NEW YOIIK.
It now npptnrs that large icUurM of crooked whiskey
were made in New York city in tbe early part of
last year, In consequence of the ducoeery or the frauds
.n the West, though they were not reported at the
I Itine Though the exact details are withheld by the
reeentir officers, they admit that the largest seizures
were made in the First, Second and Fourth wards,
which are included In the Thirty-second Internal Ker
enue lustr.ct. 8ettures were stao made in the hasicrn
gules st Ait* (sue ume Iron# the^sue cause.
/
NEW YORK 1
AMERICAN SOLDIERSHIP.
Nkw Yoke, Feb. 25, 1870.
To tub Kihtob or rns Hekalb:? *
In the Saturday Htciew for the 29lh of January,
187ft, there appeared an article which purported to be
a review of two American military works, which is
nothing else than a mere resumption of the stereotyped
English abuse acid misrepresentation of the military
achievements of the American Army prior to the rebellion
and ol the Northern Army during that war. It is 1
unworthy of a people who have done so grandly to retort
in a like strain. All that Is uocesaary is to endeavor
to present the truth and allow English prejudice
to recoil upon Itself. In verity this Saturday Revieyt
article would bo unworthy of notice were it not for the
standing of the paper in which it appeared.
In the flrst place, it is simple justice to'take into account
the natural difficulties overcome in every war,
as well as the number of combatants engaged.
The American Indians, through the crimes
of individuals, have been almost as well, if
not as well, armed as the American troops,
and the Indians of tho Plains fur better mountod
for service. Tho difficulty lias never been to whip the
Indians, but to got at tlicin. Tho antagonists of the
English stood to meet Ahem, whereas tho opponent of
the American troops had to be hunted down. It is no
exaggeration to declare that the American cavalry have
made campaigns In which they overcame difficulties
and underwent bu lie rings such as never entered tho
minds of English troopers. Is tho writer m tho Saturday
Hevirw so utterly ignorant of tho past that he lorgcts
the immense amount of organized life expended by his
government In various wars against savages or dcmlsavages?for
Instance St. Domingo 1 lias ho forgotten
Whitclock's failure at Huenos Ayrcs, or tho disasters in
Cabul. or tho Maroon war'/?or. to iro back a little lur
thcr, English failures In North America, among these
Bntddock's defeat?
Urave aud generous men would bare'ly pen such a
sentence us this:?"There Is, therefore, a certain antecedent
(ceding of contempt iu the British mind for
\ American soldiership," &c.
As u sot off to this wo present the counter testimony '
j of an English olllcer, accepted as an expert of the llrst
I order by the English, lie speaks, in a preface to one
i ol Ills recent works, as follows:?"Of the essays here
I republished the last four relato to the great war in
i America, the mthtary excellence displayed in which
j has been unduly depreciated by comparison with late
1 events on the Contiucnt. There Is a disposition to
regard the American generals and the troops they led
[ as altogether interior u> regular soldiers. This prcju1
dice was born out of the blunders und want of cohur1
euce exhibited by undisciplined volunteersat the outset,
faults amply atoiicd for by the stubborn courage displayed
on both sides throughout the rest of tbe struggle, while,
, if a man's claims to be regarded at a vcier.ui are to be
measured by the amount of uctuul lighting ho has gone
| through, Itio most seasoned soldiers of Europe arc but !
as conscripts compared with tbe survivors ol that conflict.
The conditions of war on u grand scale were
illustrated to tbo full as much in tho contest
in America us In those more recently waged
on tho CoulinciiL , In all that relates to the art of feeding
and supplying an army the Americans displayed
: quite as much ability as any Continental l'ower, while,
I il tho organisation and discipline of thoir improvised j
j troops wcro inferior, tho actual lighting was, iu fact, ]
more stubborn, lor no European forces have cxperi- ,
' enced tho amount of res.slauco in combat which j
North and South opposed to each other. Souther was
tho frequently indecisive result of the great battles ;
fought in America any proof that they lormod cxeep- |
tions to the ordinary rules of military science/ These :
actions wcro so inconclusive?tirst, Ironi deficiency in I
cavalry, and, uext, because tho beaten sido would not <
breakup. The American soldiery, in thus refusing to |
yield lo jianic when losing the day, retiring in good j
| order and keeping a good front to the victorious j
enemy, displayed, let us vonture to believe, an in- |
herded quality. In order to pursue there must be .
< some one to run away, and, to the credit of tbe Amcri- j
j cans, the ordinary conditions of European warfare in ]
I this respect were usually absent from tbe groat battles '
j fought ucross the Atlantic. Hence, partly, the frequent
i rendition of tho strucirle. almost on the same around.
| or which the last campaign ol (Jrunt and Leo is llio |
I crowuing example. Nor havo those who study tlio
deeds wrought t?y Earragut and 1'orter, with improvised
means, any reason to hold American sailors
cheaper than our own, or to think lightly of tho energy
hat raised tho fleets they led."*
It is all sufficient to vindicate tho magnificent soldiership
of our people In Moxlco to contrast it with what j
tho Kronch accomplished In the same country, lor |
which two of their generals wore made hold marshals
without obtaining a single success to compare with !
cither one ol the principal triumphs oi tho American 1
arms. Eorey was made a marshal lor capturing a comparatively
open town, after a long siege, with every ad- j
vantage in his lavor; whereas Scott took Vera Orus, |
strongly fortified and garrisoned, after a siego of a low
days, with the advantages largely m favor of tho
enemy.
Again, ho speaks of Northern successes as duo alono
to superior uumbera. In "the open-' or comparatively 1
"open," on equal terms, tho rebels cannot ooast ol a
victory.
At Gettysburg the armies were about equal. If
cither was strouger it wn? the rebels, not the leder
i .lis. At Nashville tho real superiority of Ftrcngth was
with lloud. At Shiloh or Pitt.marg Landing tho lobols \
I enjoyed advantages which tho victors lacked. These I
were the three truly declsivo battles of tho war. At
Chattanooga the Union army stormed and took posi.
i tions which should have been impregnable, and tuc
victors had nothing like tho odds in their lavor to
which they were entitled.
There novcr lias been such downright bard fighting ]
and honest dying in harness as was exhibited by Northerners
in our four years'conllict. To deny the same
manliness to the rebels would be taking exactly tho
course followed by tho English writer. No American
gentleman has ever denied imperturublo
courage to iiritish troops j and Americans very i
seldom seek to throw discredit on their achievements. I
Nevertheless, there were numbers of American rcgl- j
monts that lost mure men in single collisions than too
English in tho Ualaklava charge, without mukmg any
fuss about it The Northern troops displayed as much j
! calm courugu In their attack ou Lee's lines ut Eroder;
U ksbttrg, ulthough it ended iu defeat, as English troops
' on any of their most distinguished fields of victory.
1 The Kuglish column at Eontcnoy did not sutler more
evercly or retire more gloriously than Humphrey's !
division which came nut ol the slaughter pit singing, |
to testily that If physically they could not succeed
morally they were not beateu. The Eirst Maine Heavy
Artillery In an assault at Petersburg lost mure men in a '
lew minutes without shrinking than oil tho English at
I Balaklava.
l'he British (ailed at Bergen op Zoon and at the
Reduu, and yet uo Americans ever cost a stone at
them. In the late Ashantee war, tf tho report of a dis- '
Interested eye witness is correct, the victorious Kuglish
were very glad to "get out of that" and hack to
tin* coul as tiHiu as possible.
It Is utterly ini|io;siblc lor a generous mind to comprehend
a certain cluas of English military writing.
Thrso always seem to criticise in aspirit ol malice or
envy, or so'nio such feeling. It is only since 1'russia
has become a very great and strong Power, which it is
dangerous to abuse, that Kuglisb writers have begun
to put a Just estlmato upon iho dcclsivo luiluouco of
ISIuchcr at Waterloo.
They seem to w rite of the Tnited States?and espe'
daily of the Northern Slates?in a spirit of depreciation*
for lear that in the event of a collision an honest
| appreciation of American valor might take the edge off
i the r own people's appetite lor lighting.
While thus reviewing this reviower American sol- i
dtors can afford to look down with couicuipt ou a re- !
rival of a system which it was to be hoped that com- j
mon sense had burled beyond resurrection.
In the royal inagiilticence of gran t results without '
i example a nation like the hinted States can afford to
pass ever in silence the barking which oucc might uniiov
but has long since lost its power to excite any
[ other feeling than pity lor such prejudice and ignorance.
And with the sincere desire that dull eyes may
J see more clearly and perverse hearts judge more justly
it is to bo bo;>ed that American officers will demon- 1
strale their appreciation of the class to which this reviewer
belongs by letting them sereroly alone, and not
extend to them any courtesy beyond the strictest lino
ofduty. Such articles as ibis it, the Saturday Kcvirvo
have been too often the reward of American magnsnim|
ity and hospitality. ANCHOR.
I Essays In Modern Military Biography, by Lieutenant Colonel
U Cbeaury. Royal Engineers.
ARMY ANI) NAVY CLUB.
i The new house of the Army and Navy Club, No. 28
i West Thirtieth street, will be opened to the members
ol tlws club on Tue-ulay evening, the 23th Inst. The reception
will be an interesting and Jovial et i-uL
IN TOLAR .RIG.
Such biting northwest gales as swept this coast
during Wednesday night and Thursday are oven ttie
winter dread of the sailor. Their powor was evidenced
1 on allcrall navigating the North Atlantic in iced ropes
! an 1 frosted decks. This was especially noticed on the
arrival here ycetorday of the Anchor Lino steamship
Victoria. Her sides, from stem to steru, were plated
with ice to the thickness of four Inches, while everything
ou her deck was covered with the frozen spray,
whiett htu lormed a skating Arid bounded by Iced butl
warks aud trmgod with the rigging, whoso small ropes
were Swollen to the sue ol rabies with their cuca.smgs
of crystal and bright pendsnts or Icicles. Cabins,
bridges aud boats were all covered with thick Ice. Tno
officer* stated that their trip bad been pleasant till
Wednesday night, at which time the gale struck them. |
roll.in? un ft biivv sot. *h' h i ,.i a/1 ? ..
touched th*1 Itnmtr. Urea* caution was urea, and no
accident resulted. Clad In her mail or lee the steamer
looked like a swift messenger from the Polar scab come
to us laden with the fruits of the Arctic Circle.
PROTECTING THE IMMIGRANTS.
Testerdav morning Police Captain Donovan, of Hobokon,
caused ?bo arrest of three men who were
prowling suspiciously about the Bremen dock. The
Captain had previously recognised them as New Tork
confidence men. When taken to the station house
tbey gave their nsmsi aa William Kyan, James K. 8k.
Clare and Peter KarrclL They wcrs held lor examinaj
lion till last night, when, no evidence Icing IvrVIicom'jm
agamst tbctu. tbey were discharged. ; ?
lKKALly SATURDAY, FE1
COACHING.
I From the Fonu and Stream, Fob. 24.]
f Although we thtuk tt a generation loo ?oou. wo wish
the gentlemen who have undertaken the revival of
coaching In this purl of our country every success In
their offorta Wo use tho word "revival" adviaahly
and In preference to "Introduced," which la the term
applied by Rome of our contemporaries, who forget
that wo have not always had railroads, and that coaching,
If never followed purely as a pastime by any of our
gonllemon of wealth, us it is and was in England, was yet.
in olden times the only means of travel; and. In fact,
tins country is still the home of the stuge coach and
affords more of that pleasurable excitement to be found
"ou the road" than is or ever was td be hud elsewhere.
In many parts of tho West and Southwest, notably in
California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico,
tho stage coach Is tho only means ot com
inuntcation between dibtaut points, and oar
English visitor can not only bo carried over tho
' Storraa by the rocky shores of tbo I'ucitlo and
i across great sandy deserts, but we can givo bun a taste
| ol that variety lu coaching which he has not Known
since the days of Dick Turpin and Claude Duval, The
, heroes or iloonslow Heath socm now almost like mythical
characters, but our "road agents" slid flourish in
Nevada and California, wbilo the playful Apache awaits
the truvellcr in Arizona to relievo him aliku of purse
and scalp.
As for distance, a continuous trip can be made on the
Pacitlc coast ol 1,000 or more miles, and lasting night
! and day lor a wouk. Or the truvollor can remain over
t* at his will at any of the stations. Probably no coacnj
ing trip cau be named to exceed in interest that which
is mudo by starting at Gtiroy or Ilollister, or the fur1
thest point from San Francisco reached by the South1
cru Facilic lUilroad, and driving through tho Salinas
j Valley and over tho coast range to Santa Harbnra, puss;
ing through scores of those beautiful natural parks of
| live oaks, and attaining an altitude of 5,000
' foot or more. Thence following tho coast, with
j tho wheels somaUmes washed by the wnves of
1 the Paciilc, througnSan Boueventuro to Los Angelos,
. and through the lovely Sun Gubriel Valley to San Bernardino.
It is generally supposed that tho horses used on these
Western stage lines are miserable little mustangs, but
this is a mistake. The "cattle" generally consists of
tiuo American horses (so ca'led to distinguish them
lroui tho native stock). We remember onco driving
into Gilroy, where tho cars wcro waiting to lake us to
San Francisco, behind us handsomo a team of six
roan horses us could he turnod out anywhere, and gottcu
up as to grooming and harness in a style that
would not have disgraced "tho avenue." Everybody
has heard of Hank Monk, tho Nevada coachman, who
'took Mr. Groeley at such a pace over the Sierra Nevodas,
and, pretending to misunderstand his petitions for
caution, exoluuncd, "Sit still, Mr. Greeley, I'll get you
there in time." And every ono who goes to San Franclseo
and visitB the geysers must nave been struck
with that remarkable bit of coachmanship where six
horses are token down and around a mountain over a
road barely wide enough lor tho wheels, with a steep
precipice on one side.
- TUItE NOTES.
The stories current about tho bad tempor of tho racohorso
Longfellow are all false. He is as gentle as any
stallion in Koutucky and as graud in appearance as any
horse in America.
Tho following is a list of the weights assigned to tbo
! horses for the four-year-old handicap stakes to bo run
for at tho spring meeting of tho Maryland Jockey Club
at iiultimore:?
L 'is. Lb*.
Ithadamanthus Ill Sangara ?8
Viator 109 Invoice 98
Ascension 10t^ New York 9t$
Willie Burke 105 Ono Knob 95
James A 103 Tbeodosin 93
Acid 101 Kotriover 93
Kulister 101 Cray Lag... 92
Paperuiaker 99 Jest 92
Lender 99 Alecto 90
Lord Zetland 99
Ooorgo Uice lias named his bay two-year-old colt by
Longfellow, duir. Kinglet, Longbow. The coll ib a tlno
looking youngster, lull of racing quality. He resembles
his sire more than any other of his get that wo
have seen.
The following horses arc now in training at the Louisville
Jockey Club track:?
W. Jen m ugs' stable.?BallankeeL, 5 years, by Asteroid?Bchottisbe;
Scramble, 4 years, by Star Davis? ;
Skedaddle; Bengal, 3 years, by Brown Dick?Sadowa; j
Ashby, 3 years, by Asteroid?Belle Brandon; l'atriot, |
3 years, by Phaeton?Sallie Farroll; Crab Orchard, 3 i
years, by Australian?Heiress; Buimach Lath, 2 years, '
by Australian?Bonita; Oily Oanimou, 2 years, by Bay- I
wood?Corullower; Carry Owen, 2 years, by Glenolg? j
Crowulet; bay colt, 2 years, by Bay wood?Uoncril; bay '
colt, 2 years, by Buyouel?Ave Maria; chestnut colt, 2
years, by Australian?Unset t a.
Williams & Owings' stable.?Fair Play, 5 yoars, j
by Virgil?Crucidx*; Creodmoor, 3 years, by |
Asteroid?Target; Mclnotta, 8 years, by L. Melbourne?
Woodford Belle; Schoolmate, 3 years, by Planet?
Pull Cry; Foul Play, 3 years, by Virgil?Stamps; Vera ,
Cruz, 2 years, by Virgil?Kegau; Short Line, 2 years, I
by Lexington?Inverness; Spring Branch, 2 years, bv
Australian?Springbrook; Classmate, 2 years, by
Planet?Full Cry; Artistic, 2 years, by Australian?
Maude Farris; Buttercup, 2 years, by Glen Atbol?Uayllower.
George H. Rico's Stable^?Russ Butler, 3 years, by
War Dance?Princess Royal; chestnut gelding, 3 years,
bv Victory?A. Tarlelon; War Hawk, 2 years, by War
Dunce?Nora Crema; Odd Fellow, 2 years, by Lonefellow?Magnolia;
bay colt Longbow, 2 years, by Longfellow?Kinglet;
brown colt, 2 years, by Lewis Melbourne?Magnelta.
Tho followiug horses will be trained at Mr. Belmont's
nursery stables, ut Babylon, Long Island, for tbo coming
racing campaign:?Olitiiia, 4 years, by Learning- >
toi^?Oliaia.; .Matador, 4 years, by Glodlatour?unp.
Nonpareil; Fiddlesticks, 3 years, by Lexington?Filigree;
Killarney, 3 years, by l.exington?Lulu Horton;
Bortiam, 3 years, by Kentucky?Imp. Beruice; Clematis,
3 years, by Kentucky?imp. Fleur des Champs; Corum,
3 years, by Kentucky?imp Camilla; Dauntless,
8 years, by Macaroni?Artless; l'atlencu, 3 years, by
Parmesan?Patron ago; Sultana, 3 years, by Loxiugtou?Mildred;
Adelaide, 3 years, by Australian?Dolly
Carter; Maunum Bouum, 2 years, by Leamington?
Maggio B. B. ; Susquehanna, 2 years, by Lcamlnglou?
Susan Bean; Hibcrnta, 2 years, by Leamington?Henrietta
Welch; Mi Deo la, 2 years, by Leamington?
Maiden; Bagdad, 2 years, by Kentucky?Uabta;
Baroness, 2 years, by Kentucky?Lady Hlessington;
Farina, 2 years, by Kentucky?imp. Polenta;
Caracal la. 2 years, by Kingfisher?imp Camilla.
Colonel McDaniel Las In iraiuing thirty-eight racers |
for coming events. They comprise Oystcrman, Jr.; j
Madge, Maltie A., Anftralia, Willie Burke, Jo. Corns,
Big Sandy, Brother To Bassott, Vtrglmus, Vigil, Braggelonnc,
"sue Washington colt, colt by Exchequer,
Star ol' Elkhorn, Minnie, Little Miss filly, Lulu B.,
Sister of Mercy, Helen Douglas Ally, Jennie L, Princeton,
Major Barker, Lady Salyers, Sarah B. colt,
Spotted Fawn colt, Bet Arlington colt. Eastern Star
colt, Banner colt. Katinka colt, 8ue Dougherty colt,
Destiny colt, Madame Dudley colt. Phaeton Ally, Sea
Bird tilly, Leisure Ally, Canary Bird Ally, Minnie"Mansfield
Ally and Sally Watson filly. Tbo eighteen last
named aro two-year-olds.
The thoroughbred filly Milkmaid, by War Dance,
dam Fly, by Maboinct, was killed in a car near Peru,
III., by a switch engine running into tbo car. Sbc was
a full sister to Big Fellow.
Colonel McDaniel lost a filly by Harry Basg'tt, out of
Sea Bird, last week. The filly was about a month old,
and while capering about a paddock fell and fractured
ouo of her legs, which compelled hor destruction.
PIGEON SHOOTING.
ARRANGEMENT OF MATCHES BETWEEN DR. TALBOT
AND IRA A. PAINE.
The admirers of this pastimo will be glad to learn
that Dr. Talbot and Ira A. Palnc hnvo arranged to Ehoot
two matches at Deerfoot Park on tbo 6th prox. The
first of tlicso is of a novel nature, being styled a "table"
match, the conditions requiring each to shoot at 20
smglo birds from a ground trap, 21 yards rise,
80 yards tall and 1 St oz. shot. Birds will be
found by each, and all aro to bo trapped out of
one hamper. Each shooter's gun is to be laid upon a
table and not to bo touched until the bird is fairly on
the wing, and either party touching bis gun before the
bird Is so on the wing will be scored as having missed.
The unusual conditions of this event must prove very
attractive and draw together a largo number of spectators.
The second match possesses equal Interest almost
wltn the first. It Is for each man to shoot at 15 pa rs
of pigeons. Long Island rules to govern, excepting that
plunge traps are to be U3cd, Paine to stand at 21 yards
n-e and Dr. Talbot at 18 yards. Shooting will commence
at two P. M. sharp, and as each event is for $200
lucre will be croditablo work done by both men.
All who havo witnessed tho skill displayed by the
Doctor at the severs! reunions this season of the Long
Island Club, of winch body he Is a member, know full
well that ho takes "a deal of beating," and Palnc, to
w in, must be iu the very best of form and stop his
birds in first class style.
BASE BALL IlL'LES.
5KUAKY 20, 1870.?WITH SI
BROOKLYN ECONOMY. 1
Yesterday another session of the Committee of the
Hoard of Aldermen of the Brooklyn Common Council '
appointed to investigate the various city departments
with a view to retrenchment and reform was held in '
tho City Hall. Henry A. Aechtcrnacht, Superintendent 11
of the Philadelphia and ltoadlug Coal and Iron Com- *
pany's yard, Adams street, testified that that company
had four-inch pipe laid In their yard and connocted r
with tbo water main, which was put in by Water Pur- d
veyor Rhodes. Witness paid tho purveyor the sum of '
$1,260 in a check on the company for the work; tho c
amount included the cost of the meter and was fair; I
the work was done in about two days e
1 >r. Edward K. Squibbs Untitled that, In 1875, he had |
a six-inch pipe put in a house as a lire hydrant service, 1
at the corner of John aud Gold streets, and the bill was t
made out iu the name of John H. Rhodes; the bill was v
f l.iwo, though witness believed, as he hutb calculated
the cost, that it could have been done for $800; witness I
thought be could have employed plumbers who would t
have done it better for lees monev: Mr. Rhodes had t
expressed his willingness to correct any error* rnado,
but be had never entirely done so.
Theodoro A. Drake, who was In the employ of the
Water Board from 1856 to 1865, as Inspector, In making
surveys Tor the assessments where water pipes bud
heou laid, and as superintendent of the Gowauus Pipe
Yard, at various periods, Lestifiod that pipo was received
at the yard for Mr. Khodos ou his privalo aocount,
ol which he (witness) had made no entry; the
pipo came on tho same boats as thu city pipe and was
stored In the same yard; when Mr. Rhode* wanted
pipo belonging to the city he took It, and whon witness
told hi in that he was receiving orders at the yard
for pipe without saying where it was to go Mr. Rhodes
said; "All 1 need care for was to sec that tho orders
came from him;" witness was told that soiuo of the
pipe was going to Harbcck's stores, Squibs' place,
the Navy Yurd and other private work; in balancing tho
accounts they had to send word to tbo Commissioners
that a certain quantity of the pipe was missing; they
knew what had been used lor tho city, bat tho trouble
was with the rust, whuro there was a deficiency.
RETRENCHMENT IN BROOKLYN.
The democratic politicians are highly tneensod over
tho bill of Assemblyman Ogden, wbicb contemplates a
series of amendments to Who Brooklyn charter, at a
sacrifice of the Interests of the party which was overthrown
at tho polls last foil Tho bill, which has been
orderod to a third reading, reduces the city payrolls
very largely, deducting $05,000 from tho aggregate. As
the reduction would fall heavily upon the democratic
employes, the hope is Indulged that Governor Tildca
will withhold his signature from the hill in tho I
event of its passing tho Senate. Tho act |
proposed docs away will* two Commissioners from the
Boards of City Works, Fire, Police and Excise,
and places the muuagemonl ot three departments coder '
oonlrol of one head. U also abolishes the office of i
Auditor and Register of Arrears. Tho salarlos of the i
Mayor, Comptroller and Corporation Counsel will also
be cut down, it is contemplated, lrom $10,000 per year, t
which these officials now receive, to $7,500. Tho )
Common Couhcll Committee and the Committee of tho |
Board of Supervisors have prepared reports on the J
Bubject of salaries, which, if adopted, will cut down i
the aggregate amount now paid by the city and county j
$160,000. 1
THE STEAMSHIP HERDER. J
Last evening the Hamburg steamship Herder (for- J
morly ol the Eagle lino), which had been detained at '
llobokon for upward of twenty-six hours by the oc- ,
currcnce of a fire on board ol her, put to sea. carrying 1
tho mails and $651,000 in specie. The following is tho 1
statemont of Mr. Kunhardt, tho agent of the lino, with j
respect to the fire:?The first news received of the fire
was trom tho chief engineer, who notified Captain t
Brandt that the boiler covering was burning and that
. the cnglno room was fillod with smoke. There was no I
flame to bo seen?nothing bat smoke. My partner, J
Mr. Meyor, was already on board, and I hastened over t
to tho vcssci. Wo told the cabin passengers thai the ^
vessel would not sail lor some time, as thorn was a fire j,
in tho boiler room, and tbo majority of them ro- >
turned to tho shore. Wo told tho steerage passen- r
gcrs to go to tho neighboring hotels, at the i ?
ex|>en80 01 the company. Meanwhile wo had water j ?
playing on the external surfaco of the boilers, but It ! B
was diUlcult to reach some portions of them. To pro- n
vent danger to tlio mails and bullion we had them t
transferred to tho warchouso and safeiy guarded. Wo j
found smoke in an adjoining compartment and played 0
water into it, damaging externally about scvcnty-flve c
bags of clover seed, worth about twolvo cents a pound.
Mr. Meyer and myself, having a holy fear of dynamite,
had about 3i0 tons of cargo removed to tho dock,
but we found nothing to excite our suspicions! The
principal ingredient of tho boiler felting was cow hair. b
it has now all been removed. Its use is to keep In tho
heat It is not true that It caught lire on the voyago
coming out. Tho value of damages Is not, I believe,
over $600. Our steamers arc insured in Hamburg. tI
SIIRINE OF ST. BENEDICT. *
g
The Passlonist Fathers aro abont to set up In the b
monastery at West Hobokcn a shrine in honor of SV, n
Benedict. A life size wax ligupe of the saint bos Just &
arrived from Homo, together with some relics of tho v
saint, which will ho deposited within the statue. Tho P
slirino will bo dedicated wiih great solemnity on sorno *
day not yet fixed. The I'ope has granted, through tho c
Superior General of the Passionists in Home, a plenary h
Indulgence to all the faithful who shall contcss and .
communicate on the day of the dedication within tho
church where the shrine is to bo deposited. There will *
be a solemn high mass, a procession ?aud a benediction c;
ol the blessed sacramcut, and tho day will bo observed _
as a holiday in the monastery. Hisbop Corrigan and a i
largo number ol priests will bo in attendance.
BERTHA MEYERS DISAPPEARANCE. ' I
! i
A young girl named Bertha Meyer, who resided with j
her parents on Third street, Jersey City, went to New- ] '
port two months ago to reside with a family named c
Mensingcr. Tho chief reason for her departure was s h
the uuwclcomo and annoying attention of a man 1 a
whose attentions sbo did not reciprocate. Two weeks *) w
ago sho leit Newport for her home and was left safely 8
on tho train by her friends. Tho parents havo not i 11
seen her since, although they remained up all that s
night and made inquiries at the depot Not the slight- ! v
est clew to her whereabouts has been found.
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THE JERSEY CITY BURGLARY. ! \
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Walters, Williams and Edwards, the throe men nr- "
rested on suspicion of being the burglars who robbed .
Brown's dry goods storo, in Montgomery street, Jersey I
City, were ugain brought up for examination yesterday. J
Dctectivo Howard testified that he paid a visit to the a
localities in New York designated by tho prisoners as o
their residences and found no such hoa3ca existed. It c
was further proved that nearly every statement made j,
by tho prisoners was a falsehood; W. H. Sutton a
pointed out Walters as tho man who entered his storo, ''
next to Brown's dry goods storo. on Wednesday and J
asked what was the rout of the rooms over tho t
store. He remained about an hour, hired one room ?
and paid $10 on account of the rent. Ho gave the r
name of Boyd, said he wus from Philadelphia and wanted , [
the room tor a paper box factory. Ho obtained the n
key and said he would call again next morning. -j
Dominic Mayer, whose saloon tho men employed as a ; c
base of operations, also gavo some damaging testimony
as to their movomcnts. There were live in the gang
i during tho early part of the evening, and tho two who |
' left for Now York before the police made the raid are j
' supposed to have carried olf the missing properly. Tho {
i plot was laid in Mayer's saloon on Tuesday nfiernoon, c
< when a man pretending to boa cripple was in the gang. j
' The three men wore committed tor trial, Talson, tho i
driver, being hold to bail as a witness. The man who ?
8avc ins numo as Edwards is known by the name of
irowu in New York, and is a professional thief. I ^
A BAIL JUMPER CAUGHT.
Yesterday morning James SI Claro, a resident In ;
Main street, Union Hill, N. J., was arrested by detectives
of this city on a requisition. It is alleged tbat
he recently committed an ossault upon a lady and
jumped bis ball (which was of tho amount of $2,000)
and (tiled to appear lor trial.
A TOOTH-PULLER "PULLED."
James M. Foster, a well known dentist practising in j
Washington street, Hoboken, was arrested yesterday
for being unprovided with a diploma. The complaint |
was roado by Dr. a & Stockbridge, President of the Now
I Jersey Stato Dental Association, who alleged that the
prisoner had no legal right to practise as a dentist. Mr.
Foster was committed to tho Couniv Jail in default of
$600 hall l>y Justice Strong, to await tbe aciiouoftbo
\i rami Jury.
WHERE IS THAT BILL?
To tub Editor or thb Hbrald:?
aKn?i the '20th of Jannarv Mr Rlllinn nf Vaw
York city, introduced a bill Into tbo House to suppress
pool selling is cities. It was referr d to fbe
Judiciary Committee. Will you ask, through your
paper, why that bill has never been acted upon by said <
committee, and whether Kelly, Bliss k Co., and I
! Johnson Bros., pool sellers, appear to have more In- 1
< flnenoo with the Judiciary Committee oftheLegls- 1
leture than the Christian people who ask for the pas- i i
1 sage of said bill ? i i
1 herewith give you the names of said committee:? i
Messrs 8trahau, hew fork; Hogoboom. Columbia; .
Hepburn. 81 Lawrence; Gilbert. Vranklin; Santos; |
Knglebart. New York; Schier n, Westchester; i
Kugglos, Scfamllng.
You bave sevoral times asked for the suppression of '
pool selling during election times; and if you will again 1
publish an article on the subject you will receive the i
thanks of Christian people who would be glad lo see i
| the ?Tll uporcased. KEUCLAK SUBSCRIBER i
The Committee on Rale* of the National Association
of Amateur Buo Bail I'laycrs will bold a meeting at the
rooms of tno Arlington Club, No. 243 Fourth avenue, In
this clt.v, on tbo 27th lnst., at two o'clock P. M. It is
not expected that many alterations In last year's code
will be made. Tbe principal changes to be debated are
those relating to loul balls, one of which allows the
ruuner to run on a (oul fly catch, after touching his
base, the saiue .v on a fair fly catch; and the other allows
the ruuucr to return to his hoso after a foul bail
has been bit, without running tbe risx of being put
out This committee has no power to adopt any rules
or regnlatiODS; they merely frame a sat to be adopted
by the Convention which meets in Philadelphia on the
bih of March.
ASH CAUTM.EN VIOLATING LAW.
To tic Editor or tiir Herald:?
Tbe arh cart men were prohibited by law s few
months since from removing ashes and garbage from
' tbs houses during the (lay time. 1 think every one
waa greatly pleased with that law. Recently they bsvs
removed the aahos In the morning and throughout the
day. Ailing many a clou face with fllth.
1 uyM#i#o iuia
UPPLEMENT.
1REWEBS' CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION, j
Yesterday afternoon there was an adjourned mast- T
a( be Id at the Brewers and Maltsters' Insuranee
Company, No. 138 Broadway, of the General and
Ixecutlv* Committee of the brewers and maltatcra'
rado organization, which has already been perfected
nd action of a harmonious nature Is taking place
niong the trade all over the Uipion In regard to tho
opresentation of the brewing business at the Phlla- P
elpbla Centennial Industrial Exhibition. Mr. H. H. di
tueter, of Boston, a prominent brewer, occupied the
hair. A resolution was offered that the work on the 'J
imposed brewers and maltsters' buildings to be t|
rected in the vicinity of Agricultural Hall should be a
;tven to the architect and tho contractors on March 1. M
he dimensions will be 2ti0xM) feet, acd It Is ostminted w
bat the cost will be about 940,00*. The resolution a:
vas adopted without dissent. ? *
The entire cost of the propoaed brewers' exhibition at t<
'hlladelpbla will be $70,000, and alrtady $'20,000 have 1<
>een subscribed by the trade with but very little solid .ition.
not s tithe of tho manufacturers having been a
:alled upon as yet. The (allures of the Vienna Kxhibl- s
Ion have been regarded and precautions have been 1
akon to avoid a repetition of them by the brewers. s
setters have been received by the cotirulllee from A us- >
rlan, Bohemian, German and English brewers, noil- P
Ting the association that they woigd send specimens t
>f their malty beverages for exhibition. The 1
rork yesterday afternoon chiefly consisted In the n
ippoLntment of sub-conimittecs to farther the work in 1
land. A. Schwartz, of New York: John Flintotf, of c
ilcw York; Br. Thomas Dunn English, of Newark, N. v
I., and Louis Schade, of Washington, warn appointed a ?
Committee on Statistics, and Henry Clausen, Jacob b
thles and Philip Merklu were appointed a committee s
,o "go West," state the arrangements already made to a
he manufacturing brewers and collect subscriptions. t
Che Committee on Machinery, an important one, ap- v
minted yesterday. Is as follows:?Charles Stoll, rulll-. .1
vright, of Now York; W. Orth, coppersmith, of New ti
I ore; rreaericit openss, macmnisi, now lore; r.u- ?vard
Haas, machinist, Philadelphia; George F. Bark- *
jardt, vat maker, of Philadelphia; John M. Smith, vat
nakcr, of Philadelphia, and Theodore Borghor, maibinist,
of Philadelphia. Mr. John A. Beits, brewer, of
Philadelphia, was also added to the General Committee,
iftcr which the committee adjourned.
EJECTING THE HEALTH BOARD.
The large building on Mulberry street, known as PoIce
Headquarters, Is at present the scat of no little dis:ord.
The Mulberry stroet front Is occupied by tho
'olice Commissioners and their various subordinates,
rbile tho Moti street front is devoted to the nso of the
ioard of Health. The apartments of the latter comntsaion
are commodious; those of the former are United
in sice and illy arranged for police purposes For
nonlhs past the Board of Police have looked with longng
eyes npon the spacious offices of their sanitary
lelghbors, and the Health Commissioners have smiled
it the envy of their uniformod friends.
Some three weeks ago tho matter was talkod over in
.he Police Board, and a bill for three years' rent, at
(1,500 per year, and another little bill l'or $2,000 lor
pis ana fuel during that time, was presented to Colonel
iCmmons Clark, the secretary to tho Health Board, lor
settlement. The Colonel brought it bctoro his coleaguoa
The latter grow indignant. After deliberation
they framed a polite noto expressing regret, Ac.,
:mt owingtoawaDt of funds they fouud themselves
inablo to pay the gas ami fuel biiL As to that for rent
llioy respectfully denied its validity, claiming that they
jeeupted the rooms not as tenants to tho Board of
Police, but as an integral part of the city government,
subject to tbe Common Council.
Yesterday, in a meeting of tho Police Board, Comnissionor
Voorhis offered a resolution requesting tbe
Joard of Health to vacalo tho rooms on or before tho
loin 01 next Marco, as iuu same were requirou lor "
wlico purpose*. Tho resolution was adopted by a unoumous
vote.
A Herald reporter called at the Health Office to feel
he pulse of the Commissioners on tho question. Mono
vere present but Colonel Clark. 1
In answer to Inquiry by a Herald reporter yesterlay
Colonel Clark stated that the Health Hoard under- ,
land tho building to belong to the city and to be under i I
bo control of tho Common Council. No action will bo ;
aken upon tbe formal demand ot tho Police Board ,
intil tho meeting or tho Health Commissioners
lext Tuesday. On the other hand each of the , 1
'olice Commissioners affirmed that their do- I
lariment need tbo whole building, which, it is claimed, I
rue paid for out of a fund accumulated from police- ! J
iieu's hues, exacted under the metropolitan police j
ystotiL Commissioner Voorhis explained that before a
be charter of 1873 the Health Bureau was a branch of : ji
ho Police Department, and that when a separate r
ioard was Instituted it continued on in the occupancy , f
f the rooms, without any spociai assignment from the r
ommon Council or any other authority. ! I
OUR POLICE SURGEONS. ! "
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OW THET ATTEND TO PRIVATE PRACTICE AND c
HEOLECT THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES.
Two months ago Commissioner Erhardt placed upon c
ial one of tho police surgeons for neglect of duty. It 8
as a proceeding without parallel, and tho police sur- I y
eons grew savage at tho "Indignity." A week passed b
y sad another surgoon was treated In a similar man- c
er. A decided improvement now soon becamo notice- ! ^
bio In tho work of the doctors. Calls for surgical aid ! c
.ere answered with reasonable promptness and their u
rivate practice was permitted to await tho perlorm- ?
nee of their official duties. From every district in tbo 1
ity surgeons flocked to Headquarters to pay j e
omage to tbo new chief One surgeon who \ '
ad for years drawn his salary of $1,500 a year
diile he lived in Vonkors, and professed to answer '
alls night and day In a downtown precinct, hastily ' '
loved into town and commenced giving a little of his li
mo to tho Police Department. Another police 8
urgeon was found not to he an M. D. at all, although 1
e had practised for three years as one. Other short- 1
omings came to light, and tho Board of Surgeons was 8
ilacod on the "ragged edge."
Yesterday Surgeons Walker, Powell, Dome, Steincrt.
Fade, Cook, McLood and Ensign were put upon trial
efore Commissioner Erhardt lor falling to answer a
all for Kurvicai aid from thr* Ninth nreeinr.t Elation
ouso oil the 17lh insi. It appears that on that night ,
man was brought Into the Ninth ward station house
:1th his skull fractured, the result of an accident. Tho J
ergcaut In command at once despatched an officer for
he district surgeon, Dr. Walker. The officer returned,
aying ho was not at home. The rest of the defendants 1
re re each In turn sent for, but none answered tho ealL a
n tho meantime the man with the fractured skull grew
.-caker and weaker. At last a surgeon was found and
he patient received attention. In nearly every case
he reason given for failure to answer the call was enagement
in private praclico. All admlttod having .
L'arned of the call on their return to their respective
esidcnces, hut yet none answered It for the reason that
'they thought some other surgeon had gone instead."
t thus leaked out that a pretty little understanding
xlsled among tho surgeons, pleasant enough for them,
>ui very damaging to the poor patient with a broken .
rm or a fractured skull who might be dying for want
if surgical aid. It seems that tho custom has been
icver to respond to a call unless at homo ,
rhen It was made. It a police surgeon hap- *
toned to bo absent iD his private practice, v
nd on returning found that a policeman had called for f
urn, he paid no attention to the call, as it was the
ustom always when ono surgeon did not happen to be
t home for the police to send for the next. When
his explanation was made yesterday the Commissioner
aid:?"Then tf all the police surgeons in the city Unpen
10 be engaged in private practice at the same lime, I
ho victim of an accident lying in a station house j
night die so far as the police surgeons are concerned." I
'he cases woro all relerred to the full Board for delaloa.
THE POLICE FORCE. '
The following persons wero yesterday made policencn:?Christopher
Wall, Jamc3 Carroll, David Hartley,
'atrlck llaugb, Clement Konsman. Michael O'Reilly,
Ernest Retching, James T. Mackinson and Denis
IcCue.
The lollowlng were dismissed: -Downing. Thirteenth;
Velch, Thirty-fourth; Muuson, Ktghth; Walker, Sovinth,
and Hanwechur, Sixteenth precinct. I
A .POLICE RELIEF FUND. j
The heirs of tho 1st* Oftlcer John Ayres, of the First
iroclncl station. In Jorscy City, being in comfortable.
ilrcumstanccs, have declined to recclvs the relief ap
jrovnallon ($400) subscribed by tho members of the
orce. That sum has been accordingly funded as tho
>aats of a permanent relief fund, to be swelled by antual
contributions from the officer* This fund will be
ippiied to tho relief of sick or disabled officers
JUSTICE KELLY'S SALARY.
Comptroller Green did not appear before Justice
Dinkcl, In the Fourth District Civil Court yesterday,
? answer John M. Mackcy's complaint that he Illegally
tolains Justice William H. Kelly's last month's salary,
'or which Mr. Mackoy holds the warrant. Assistant
?ur|>oraliun Counsel Bell represented him sad asked
for an adjournment of the >osc uuti4 Tuesday, as Mr.
ireon was so pressed by public business that' ne could
aufc |n.i?uu?n/ ireiuru tuai lima JU.SlICe LltnKCl .
nljourned ibe case until Tuesday afternoon, it four \
) clock.
RAILROAD MATTLRS. {
The Delaware, Lackawannaand W eg lorn Railroad will J
lommence work Immediately la changing Ita tracka t
Tom wide to narrow gauge, at a coat ol $1,260,(XXX j '
Samuel I. Sloan, the Preatdcnl, says that thta la a good
lime to commence operations, as the season is dnll and
t number of the employes are out of work. The
majority ol the business will l>e done in their own .
machine shops.
A meeting to hear tho report of a committee *p- t
pointed last Saturday by the Brst morwage bondholders
3t the New Orleans, Mobile and Texas Railroad, was
held yesterday at the office'ol Morton, Bliss k Co. I
This report of the committee, consisting of I<erl P. >
Morton, Henry Morgan and William Mertena, waa passed i <
upon, amended and recommitted. It recommends the I
arganiianon of a new road to be called lbs Now Orloana I
sad Tataa RailmsA. I I
ISMARCK AND THE GERMAN PRESS.
BM FKDfCT cbaicitiob'd ormioif or THJ
voanoa news ?his caitioi* to domhstio
bbadrrb?what thb iditobs and pboflb
should do.
[raris (Fab. XI) corraspondanco of London Times].
The following ta the most iiflereEting passage of
rlnce Bismarck's speech In the Reichstag on Wednes?y
on the press clause in the Penal Code bill
The exaggerated extension of foreign articles and tha
redulous thirst for foreign diplomatic news excuse
ewspaper editors to a great extent. It is the fault of
ie reading public. Our Parliamentary institutions
renew; let us hope they will have the' effect of atracting
greater attention to German affairs and that
e shall not, for instance, be enlightened by telegrams
s to a French Deputy having spoken at Carcussonne,
hereas it might be of more interest
a learn what had happened at Brosm"
or Kontgsberg. The newspapers busy themelvcs
too much with foreign compared with domestic
flairs. The only evil of this is that credulous people
utter. Peace is now disturbed by newspaper articles.
n modern times a war has hardly ever sprung out of
uch controversies; and even the French war of 1870.
3 which the press, but only the Ministerial press, aparcnlly,
played a great part, was not occasioned byhe
press, but by the then Imperial French Camarilla.
t haunted us even in 1667. Nobody makes war on
wspaper articles; not even such as those published
sst spring by sotno not altogether officious papers,
alculated to iinsotlle the Bourse 1 mean the I'ost, for
i hich I have never inspired articles, least of all that
nth the heading ''War m Sight." But 1 did not
dame tho article, for, if people feel that in auy country
, minority is Instigating war, they should mako
n outcry, that tho majority may be on tho- alert; for
he minority have commonly no inclination for war.
Var Is always kindled by minorities only, or, formerly,
i despotic States, d.v the ruler or Cabinet; bat be who
Irst ones "Are" is certainly not guilty of the war or
outlagratlon. Were there really a Minister who
ranted to get np a war without cause he would begin
[Uite differently than by raising an alarm In the press.
or that would only summon the Are brigade. Before all
hings, he wonld have to gain his sovereign's approval,
vithoat which a Minister enjoying the highest coufllenco
cannot make war. Now, what if the Kmperov
ind Minister wero agreed not to make war. The KmHwor
has been forced to mako wars. He
as mado thorn unwillingly, with difficulty
naklng up his mind to them. Be has earned
[real fame in Ibem. His Majesty is at an ago
when people generally do not seek business;
lobody, therefore, will believe that he is disposed to
war. This being so, all tbc talk or war-loving Minls ers
is humbug. (Laughter.) Think of the position if
i year ago I had come before you, and bad explained
<o you, as in 1870, when we were threatened with tho
French attack? "Wu must make war. 1 cannot give
iron any very dcAuite ground for it. Wo are not insuited,
but the situation is dangorous. Wo have a
nnltitnde of powerful armies aa neighbors; the French
irmy is being reorganized in such a way as to be really
lisijuivbiug. A 1*B& yvu 1UI ft luau wi aw.wvawu mania
n order to arm ourselves." Would you not be
nclined to send for a doctor? (Laughter.) To
isk me how, after my political experience.
[ could commit the colossal stupidity ol
soming boforo you and saying:?"It is possible
ve may in a few years bo again attacked. To
inticipato It, let us quickly tail on our neighbors and
:ut tliem to pieces before they aro perfectly ready."
t would be somothtng like committing seicide ont oi
oar of death, and that in a quite comfortable and traniuii
situation, in which nobody is thinking of war. li
run look at the tblng in full daylight you will see the
mpossibility of a responsible Chancellor acting thns
oward a peace-loving people, as the Germans are when
lot attacked. We have nothing to conquer, nothing to
vtn; wo are contented with what we have, and It is a
:alumny to accuse us of any thirst for conquest or terltonol
extension. (Loud cheers.) To appear before a
>eace-loving people and say war must bo declared
rould naturally result in my dismissal.
TIIE PRINCE IMPERIAL.
113 FUtST GREAT PUBLIC MISTAKE?NAPO
LEON'S HEIB USED AS AN ELECTION AGENT.
Paris (February 11) correspondence of London Times.}
A telegram received from AJaccio this evening gives
ho lollowlng additional contribution to the contest beween
Prince Napoleon and M. Rouher:?
Camden Placb, ciiiseunnist, Jan. 31. 1876.
My Dbak M. FRANCEScnixi Piktri?Prince Napoleon
erome offers bimself lor the suffrages of the people of
tjaccio. Ho comes forward against my will; ho relies
n oar enemies. I am forced to treat him as such. If
t were true that ho had tried to efface from my
nemory past dissensions he would have withdrawn
rom the contest. He would have spared me a bitter
esolution and you and all our friends a painful task,
could not make overtures to a reconciliation, but I
hould have accepted it with Joy. An agreement could
inly bo sincere it the Prince gavo up pursuing a
lolitical conduct other than my own; it would
mly have beon durable if ho had abandoned all Idea of
andidacy lor tho Assembly. Unforeseen incidents of
lebate would have placed him In presence of resoluutumson
which no previous decision would have been
ome to between us. ' His votes would bavc been tho
ource of fresh differences, the more serious as their
choes would have been greater. When the Emperor
ras living his authority was not questioned in the
iosom of his family " As for me, I have the duty of
establishing mine. M. Rouher offers himself at
tjaccio. I hope ho will be called to represent those
[onerous populations?that faithful town of mo cradle
if our family. His long and loyal services, his unshak*
ible devotion will ronder him worthy of representing the
lapoieoo meal tn mo Napoioon town par Kxcellcnce. The
Jorsicans have the reeling of duty and honor. It is a
lomage which they will render to those virtues by
lecting a man who has never been wanting to either
he one or tho other. Believe, my dear M. Kranceshlni
Pletri, In my unalterable friendship.
NAPOLEON.
This letter will certainly be read with a sentiment ot
sadness. One feels at every line that the young I'rince
s raaking-huuself, in his lack of experience, the passive
Dslrumcul of those who diroct his hand. It Is
trangely lowering the Intervention of him who claims
he colossal heritage ol Napoleon to make him simply
be electioneering canvasser of his distrcssod partialis.
SLAVERY IN ZANZIBAR
Tho treaty between Iler Majesty Queen Victoria and
ho Seyyid of Zanzibar, supplementary to the treaty
)r the suppression of the slave trade of the 5lh of
una, 1873, was issued among (he Parliamentary
apcrs in London. It was signed in London on the
4th of July, 1875, and coutalns the following articles,
mong others:?
1. The presence on board of a vessel of domestic
laves In attendance on or In discharge of the legitimate
business of their masters, or of slaves bona tide
mployed in the navigation of tho vessel, shall
i no case of itself justify tho soizure and
ondemnatlon of the vosaol, provided that
uch slaves are not detained on board against
betr will. If any such slaves are detained on board
gainst their will tboy shall be freed, but the vessel
hall nevertheless not on that account alone he conemned.
2. All vessels round convoying slaves (other than doicstic
slaves In attendance on or in tho dischargo of
iio legitimate business of their masters, or slaves bona
de employed In tho navigation of the vessels) to or
rom any part of His nighno-<s' dominions, or of any
jreign country, whothcr such slaves be destined for
aloor not, shall bo deemed guilty ot carrying on the
lave trade and may ho seized by any of llcr Majesty's
hips or war anil condemned by any British court exerising
Admiralty jurisdiction.
OCCULTATION BY JUPITER.
o titk Enrro* o? tir IIbuai.d:?
At two o'clock noxt Monday morning, according to
do American Kpbcmeris, "Beta Scorpionis may be
icculted by Jupitor." The star Is already nearer to
be planet than lis outer satellite, and to the naked eye
npltcr and Beta form a beautiful double alar, riling ,
bout halt an hour after midnight. On Monday * *
uorning they will no longer be visible separately withut
the toleacope, but will combine their lustre In ono
tar. It is probable that the occultalion, if it occurs,
rill only bo visible in tho southern hemisphere, and
hat bore the star will pass very near the northern
imb of the pion-'t. At six minutes to four (New York
tme) the first satellite will reappear from behind
upiter's disk, so that at four o'clock the objects will
iresest in un ordinary toleacope a beautiful appearince.
The fourth satellite to tho cast, near its greatest
ilongmtion; tho second and third to the west, also near
heir greatest elongations; the first satellite to the
last, nearly in contact with the disk; while Beta, a
inght second magnitude star, Is equally close on the
lorib. Beta is a double star, and its companion,
vhich is of the fifth magnitude, will bo seen a
ittle further to tho north. Their relative sitnaiions
will not sreatiy chance before the jnornOg
dawn; but on the following morning Jupiter will
lave moved so tar eastward as to leave Beta beyond
ts third satellite. Tho motion ol Jupiter at this time
a quite slow, and after pissing Bota a short distance
t will begin to retrograde and will pass so near it on
April 6 as agt.n to form to the naked eye a beautiful
louble star. When it agaiu passes it, alter its retrojradation,
on October 12, it v*ill be about the moon's
llameter from it. Should tho occultalion occur, and he
teen through a large telescope. It will be interesting to
lote the effect of Jupiter's atmosphere. Hbould it he
1 lied with clonds to tho very top the disappearance
night be as sudden as in an occultalion by the moon.
Rut should there be, as is more probable, a stratum of
-tear air to act as a lens, It would apparently displace
.he star, and the extinction would be gradual; or If the
-cfraetlTC powef were sufficient there would be no extaction,
but the star would >ex|>and Into a ring en...I
-I.UL -
,,s?.r muTT-??f H *"*' ouivu WIIUIQ uo TiliDie
rhiie ibe sur remained behind Iho disk.
HKN'RY M. I'ARKlll'RST.
Nkw To**, rebi 2S, 1?T&
jEOGIl.Vl'HICAL WORK OP THE YEAR.
President Daly, of the American Geographical Socle
y, will deliver an address boforo thai society this
ivening at Chickerlns Hall, In which he will review ths
tcographlcal wora o( the past year, siring his audience
he latest results of exploration and discovery the world
>ver. It ts anticipated that this Interest.ng paper
rom the pen ol one so fully competent to illustrato
.he subject as Chief Justice Dale will attract a i?rre
usd cultured saaainblaew

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