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Ken of the \W\rM Wha Uw IK\> linens a* a CUvJl A Picture of So n* of f c rv>*vut v>. v ?? gcet et tSe FWi^t, CAN HEAVEN BE BOtTJHT? k?y. a Tiaxcy tHHwrwd, "-?? S..>1 1**11.'* UelhoJUl v - ??" *" ' a rather reo?*rkAtTe serw-v-"-. a * ' "* Without gloves, so to 4 c-4*4 *'" "*TK' ..." r vv ' 4 u work of the revoreud g*=- ?"~4?^ *^r"V ?** .rem Luka. xix., *-"!? - ?* Uo?" " the house ol prayer." We are to ke?p m uiinJ, Mid **? reverend gentle gieu, tnu dutiulioe in tbe e4*r*ci<r ur kind1 vice ol God's house?the *y wbolic and the real; the one norloruied by j>r eau lor th> people, toe older v the pevplo l?r tdemaalvae; tbe one perpetuating balional I ecu end religious purposes by symbolic odor lugs, tho oilier consisting in *?v"?ut nisUiuUons. personal humiliation, oouiession and petition lor tbo elevation ol tbo individual soul. To tne proper main tcuauco ol tbellrsi numerous accessories wore noodod, such ua materials lor sacrifloo?sheep, oxen, doves; lor the second only tbo personal apj'carau.e o: tbo Individual in devout framo of iniud. Flocks and herds and individual selections of rare, cboioo excellence, suitable lor saenfleo here, brought by muss possess log them for tbo use by purchase ol tboso who bad tnem not; and so a barter or oxchango, in courso or lime, cauie to Im an acknowledged but not un ap proved lack The traffic seems not to have boon objec tionable, the place the appropriate ono lor sucb transfer ol religious property; but iho eriiuo rebuked by Christ seems to have boou the assumption on the purl ol those engaged ill tratlic that thuy acquired tbe cliarac ter ol pietists, or those occuplod In acts ol personal devotion by beiiV in the temple, where they wore limply merchants and exchangers, and not wurship Ders. It was uot that thoy clieated in bullocks or other stock; uot the dealing lalseiy in grain or whom, or exacting usury iu j?0"?* transactions, that uiade them lliieves, but the assumpiiou ol a character to whicn they wore not en titled. aud the display of a pretence ol 8^''?" b? cause ol the kind ol goods in which they trafficked una tue plaoes where business was doiio, us though a man In our day should claim to be godly because ho sold Bib.es and prayer books, or a saint bocauao rented au office lu a cuurcb block. tus mask or TUK kblioiocs HTrocxna. They were thieves, in tbat they assumed to be what they were uot, and wore worse thieves thun others, d. iiiauuiiig special scourging because they prcioudod to bo oeiler, to be pmus, to he devout, when they were simply bout od making money?Unovvs stealing heaven's livery to serve the world in, and inking ud runlugo ol a place ol busiuesa to usseri claims of paraonul goodness, using the chaucus id laintllarlly with tlio devout to rnako a better hvirp more ensily?talcing advantage ot tne religious uahllo ol uicli who congregated there 10 d"*0 4 ****"" rain anil to iiuilto a Lradti. Couhpicuous liuuu.s uavo urawn utieuuou to tuo lax morality ol men well toowu. Tuo uir bas been inado sad by U?o oxclaDia nous of horror called lorih by the discovered dishon esty oi trusted individuals. Arrows ol criticism nuve been shot at Christianity becuus.0 Wiuslow tho lugi tive and Giluiau ihe couvtct made religious prulcsslou. 1 have not soon morality sneered ut because Morion was a moralist, nor city government abandoned bo cuuso Tweed was an elected officer. These men w?r(J corrupt; their proiuseious or positions only decided tue plans ol ihuir operations, not the quality ol their sets. I do not to-mgbl desire to dwell ou their crimes, but on iaults much inoro coiu mou. and therefore much more likely to bo overlooked. Men have been known to accept positions ou tho boards oi coutrol ol roliguus oburities (or tho prom inence It cuvo them la tne eye of the morcauiilo world. It will not no donlod thai men have used tliotr membership in churches and associations ol a seini churchly character to advance their secular business. 1 inystdl nave not uulrcqucutiy been upproacbud upon the probaolo amouut ol practice to be secured ill med icine or law by association witu the church <>t winch might he pastor. It is u good thing to give llibles to clerks and to pray lor theiu; hut whou it is pub lished in tho press us tho liubil ol tho house it be comes a very questionable procedure. A SOUKY Vl'TCKK. And so tho whole class vf tutu aro liable to tho Charge who seek p.r r.-.iglou:: patronnge m bu?ine#sou the ground of their own goodne-s?the uien who ad vertise in our religious press tmngs eslmoio or ior sale, Y.i.ku have no relation to God's strv.ee, except that they ure for sale ny those who prove Hum ploiy by tho colnmus in which tdoy advertise. I speak not now of thos.- who do this with the Intention ol loisling upon |he credulity ol the good things in tlionnelves had; not of the vendors ol cerium cures lor lu cuiaulu di oases, believed uy scores to bo inde ed ny religious men, because published ui religious pujiers, nor of the attempts to prevent bankruptcy by Unas who have worihloss bonds or stocks, and who endeavor to guh widows ami liio savers oi suxall gaiup luto buylug them by such euormous outlay lor advertising lu tho religious press as blinds tho eyes oi publishers to the awlul wrong they are permitting. No, 1 speak not of these things, tnejr are so gross they need no exposure here; hut 1 do speak ol men wlio cultivate religious habits for the roi-pcciaoiltty which it gives them, who rout pews lu churches lor the social posiliou their lauiil es attain thereby, who look to be employed pro less i on Oily or advanced in business or in uiercbuudise by tbo lacl ih at they Irequeul tho house ol prayer, Theao make it, even at this day too like a deu thai harbors thieves. Iiio'mau who seeks gain from religion prostitutes that religion to Hie use oi his own busiucss, desecrates tho nohioct and the best, the highest service ot spirit to the purposes ol ihe llesu, and makes, iu effect, too house ol prayor a bouse ol merchandise, and so a den ol thieves. But, brethren, are there tne only sluuers In thiB directiont Are those who only ussuine lor gam sinner.- above all others? Aro thorc no use, to which religion is put by us, who hope wo ure actuated by pure motives, that uXposo us to ihe gruvo churgo ol perversion, H hot ol corruption ol holiuessr la Lot the religion ot Christ the religion ou its human mde ol good works, Uono at a co,l, k sacrilice ol Belt? Is uot Cbrisliuuity the religion of leli-sacrilico ? Are w.* uot taught thai our Master '? pleased uol Himself," renouucod pcraonul good aud ?asc lor tbe sako ol othere? and are ?o noi directed kud exhorted to he in these respects '-likn Hint?" Did be not "go about doing good?" Was not Ills it hole life a nubliuie exemplillc.iliou ol the idea oi lul ailing obligations imposed by lovo rather than seeking happiness aud dchglit lor Holt? Did Ho uot teach us the high duty of sell denial, sell reuuu' talion, crios jcitriuk? Hid Ho once put our own delight and salts taction prominently lortn as olijecte worthy of our high aspiring ? Were ease, couioul and taiiBfaciiou tho objects at wnlch ho hid na sun? IT lo 1 do not road His word ar.gbt; I there goo duly not dehkbt 1 sec service of obllgutiou, uol ol graiiUua tlon iot boloro us; Hid aa I look lo aoe how Uuu cau suiuws us all soul suvers I am dUuiayed at tlio rest takers and e'lloymout seekers lo bo lound everywhere biuung us. lruu, mere is delight in gooduekB. hut kuoduvkS, not del.gin, must he aimed at. True, heaven ib urouioed at tuo und of lailhlul toil, hut tho InitUlul toil tnu. t i?o our objuct, uol the tioavco. GoU 8 proiu* iseol heaven is lo the imthiul, He does uol promise lullhfulneMS lo the heavouly seckor, and tlioso ol us wno are seeking heaven, except in taithlul work lor God, have no iissururicc ol success. I know that It is difficult to distinguish m expcrienco h.v i w* on duty anil the delight we Logo in it, hoi ween heaven aud tho work which makes un -'111001 to ho partakers ol tlio inheritance 01 tlio aamis in light;" hut X sadly fear that "maty will nay Lord, Lord,' whom Ho Dover knew, and realize that it w.ia ho iVen and not duiy winch prompted all their Uvea; aud I can adopt thu saying that "tho man who uses Iho lumplu 111 order to avon! lor hlin-eli evorlasung misery aud in tore lor himself the leucines ol au eiernal noaveu as truly dosecratos it as the man who merely uses It lor mere worldly gain." Iho uiau who wauls to got heaven out 0' the lomplit is more extravagant In his ?oltisb greed than the rnun who alms lo get a good s.-C alur living in lb Kciigiou is not a moans to an end; It Ih the sub llinesi end Itself. Thsio is notblug higher than Uus In me univ rse P>r the cu-ature lo sun at; und yol, ti.-rir.rsD, arc t. ere n ?? tir-so aiaong us "iiu prac tically ignore this grand truth, Who think hoavou llio end, religion only tho means to It; persons who ac cent what little duty they may not avoid and call it a cross, but bear it as il it < oiit.o 1 thsin 10 heaven ; who look ou and encourags iho workers in too vineyard by proclaiming how -iirotlicy arc 01 heaven, und who do as little work as possible to make (his earth a heaven ; who have hot yol learned that to have Christ is hen von uno 10 do wrong Is hell ? Believing that religious | living is the ?uy lo heaven, they mlond to resell heav.-n sod 10 livu 111 thai Idea they call religious living. Thoy are devout, nut inuy ure deceived; they Hiiou.d think lesi ol heaven end more of how lu ho titled lor It. They Seem lo tne to be making the l-Hilior'n house u houae 01 merchandise by bargaining lor the rewards, Thoy remind me ol hoy?, who steal rides ou toe loot hoards of couches nml cars, only Intent on reaching th'i terminus, and who keep up each other's courage by assuring one siioih< r in conildonco that thoy trust to bold on 10 the on.i. MUXKT AND I1K4VKM. All such soem to uio lo inimako wofully tho idea of rel glon, whicn 1* not in any rens.: gain, out gaUline-H, nnd which denounces worship with mercenary viewa, wnether lo he realized h r? or herealter. Tor a bi.r t; till is ju-tt us much n burgiou ,.nd hits Just tho Hani.) mercantile ensr tcisr whether iho goods sought are to ho delivered promptly or on time or 111 eternity. Ho likiori is love which scorns bargains; religion is dmy which rises iihovu conipwiaatioun; religion Is worship ful obedience wrneb rsslir.os in godliness iu Ea,n ami seeks not gain in godilu- s. All los-or mo liven are impositions on ourselves or utioniptoil im positions upon otn -ra. 1 hey bear a trademark; 1 may helgnornntiy assumed, but it is nouo the less lalally au creative of aitimato discomfiture and disappoint ..rent ireoepilon here is disiuior fhravar Christ's whip of cords mar not be seen flying In the uirabove our heads, but Its Inah will hd itono tho lightor lor tbat U? "all bas bseo uueXKOCted. s; ,\xt? st. pominqo. ??>( k?vu fun ivcrr tux V ismtkiMl, Ofl, XT, 18TT. fTr '.nwrvtvw vta ex J>?civury Ft?l? nod ?>/ ? K.iut** -vi * '? x kirn m rviuunoa ol Ur, Wen* fv.. D v* *u v??r*? on ?x-f>rw#td#nt Grant, growing s. ? *>urg'.'. .W!*?.?*, have an luter *it yrvar. >*.* k> N> historic In ? ?mall way. At ? ol tto wt OA has been given and that which will t.- .oi* bid ."tor to elicit (acts In oonuectton <? <\ ?>? 'it# <.'otr.es Sumner ami lb# St. Domingo treaty. ?n ?h np to thia tiui# have been shghily J# v#?e4 Mr 1'niltipi w.ll, of course, not rcwaiu ? Ml ucder th# contradictions ot Ur. Fish, and as a*!.-J!led exchange ol pou aud ink courtesy stay :o*. uab.'y bo anticipated. To-day a corroapondvut ?iuit on Secretary Scburs, who was the irtend of Sumner and a member of the Couiuitloo ou Foreigu Ko.atloa* at the time ol tbo struggle over the St. Domingo treaty In the Sonato. W title Mr. Schurz was indisposed to be uiterviuwod on ItiU or 'any sub ject, be politely presented a tew rotnlnlicouceg of Su Domtugo timna and ol Ur. Sumnor's connection with them. It will be remembered that Mr. Fish stated that President Grant bad an Interview with Mr. Sumner, pressing bim to support the troaly, aud tbat Mr. Suuiuor proaenied "no opposition to aay or Ha feature#,"*sua warmly expressed his "approval of it." To this point alouo Mr. Soburs addressed him self. WHAT MR. SCMNKK SAID. The duy after that intorviow with tbo President Ur. Suuiucr told Ur. Schurz all aoout It. ho repeated tbo exact words ol the answer made to tbe President, when requested by him to support tbo Mb Domingo treat According lo Mr. Schurz's recollection thoy were sometning like those:? "Mr. President, every measure ol your administra tion wtU receive on my part tbo most respectful and candid cc "'deration." Mr. Sumner said that he bud good reasons lor not entering into a discussion of tbe treaty ou that occa sion, and tbat tbe l'resiuent uuving culled oo biin in bis own bouse be tell bound to give bim tbe ino.t courteous answer concerning a subject likely to lo.d to tlifleroucus of opinion. MR. Sl'VI.XKK'S CoClt.'K. Mr. Sumner treated tbo SL Douuugo question from the very beginning in so dellcute a in.uiuurus not even at Ilrul 10 uitompt to impress nis opiu.oa ou any ouu. I he compiuiut of tbe late ndminibiruliou wus tbut Air. Sumner promised to support mo treaty and then opposed It. Tins was not true. Air. Scburz know Air. Sumucr'ssontlmonis wltb regard 10 tbe trouiy irum tbu beginning. Mr. auuiuur wits never luvorable to it, but wbun it was lir.it brought forward be never said ur did uiiytlnug to discourage or obstruct an entirely Impar tial consideration ol it. helore expressing any adverse opinion be waited until all tbose ol bis colleagues wbo, in the Urgl instance, bad charge ol tbe mutter, bur lormcd and expressed their views, without endeavor ing to Intluouce tnein, being, no doubt, all tbu tune uwuro tbut the preponderance ol judgment was agaiusl tbe trouiy. Air. Sumner probably discussed these things more In a spirit of intl'm.e coutldencu with Air. Schurz than with anybody else, and Air. Schurz thinks tbo Liumc of Air. Ashley, of OUlo, in connection with uuy pbuso of tbe St. Domingo treaty was never men tioned between llieui. Toe assertion tbat Air. Ash ley, not being sent au commissioner to St. Domingo bad uuyihlug to do with Ur. Sumner's views ou me treaty, Air. Scburz treats us perfectly groundless. Air. Sumner held back bis opinion ou tbo trouiy lor u long t.wo, for tbe oxpross purpose ol securing to It tbo most respoctlul and luvorable consideration tbut It could have. "Nobody who know Air. Stimnor well," concluded Mr. Scburz, "could cvor accuse ill in ol any act ol au truthfulness or duplicity la this or any oibor mat ter. " RtCCALI, OP Mil. MOTLET. On tbe subject ol tbo recall of Air. Alotluy as Minis ter to Kugluhd Mr Scburz courteously but positively declined to tulk. While he believed that Air. Sumr.cr was removed from tbo chairmanship of the Corn uni te o ou Foroigu Halations bucause of tbo unfriendly relations with tbo administration, a boliof in wuicu the uuttou concurred, bo bad no desire to open a dis cussion ou tbut or uny other question connected with tbe lute administration. THE LOUD BRIBERY CASE. LLTTEE OF TUB ATTOBNKY OKNEBAL TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF ERIE COUNTY?8E VEHE STRICTURES ON THE DECISION OF TflK COUKT?THE INDICTMENT FOE CONSPIRACY TO UE PRESSED. ATTORNEY GkNKUAJ. | ? or Nkw Vouk, ANY, Oct. 27, 185 7. I Albany, Oct. YS, 1377. The Attorney General has soot tbu lullowtug com munication :? Officii or tiil Attorn it Y G? or Tint Statb Albany To Cuarlbs X. Guoovaak, Esq., District Attorney of Eriu county:? I Ik a k Sib?The newspapers of today contour tho following tclogrura:? Rociikster, N. Y., Oct. 27, H77. In the George L>. Lord bribery earn tbu General Term re verse* the duel-ion of the Court below and discharge* tbu prisoner Jus.ic* .'dulh n read the decision, wliich wan an the ground ui IliultHtl u of tliu statute. Justice Talcutt concurred; Justice Smith distentod. 1 ..iii sorry it tins be tree, for It in a sad failure of justice. 1 hope, bevvuVol, and request that you will at once take sucii stups us are uecetsary to ruview iu the Court ol Appeals mis docision of tho General Term. Tho lact that such Judges as uro Clinton, Duncls und Smith have kivou upiuious contrary to tliosu of Jus tices Molten nud t'slcoti gives soniu hupes that tho Court of Appeals muy yet decide lu favor o> tho people. 1 never was ablo to discover any reusonahlo legal argument tu luvor of tho tcuhulcal plea ot tho stuiuio of liniitutions id this cone. There certainly were uo uiorul ciiuilies to support it, for in the wiutcr of 1876, ut tho very time when Lord wits pleading tho iimiiaiiods of tho atniuto, the taxpayers wcro paying to tho tax collector about $4u,0uu levied upon them in consequence of Lord's crimes. Two-thirds of this mouey wus, under ills sgroemuut, to go to h:m ns part payment ol tho bribo Tor accepting which ho was be ing tried. TUB OTHKB I.NblCTMKNT. I ulso.request tout you will now at oaco bring ou tho oilier luuictmont ugainst Lord, lor cunsuiracy to dulrauU the people, found at tbu sutuo time with the bribery indictment. No quest iou ol limitation ol statute can ariso lu tliut case, aud you can lurulsh much tostiiuony to show tho gravity of tho olT.mce cummlttcd winch wns not ndinissiblu upon trial of the bribery Indictment. Air. Lock wood and 1 had not luoug.it U nucessury to pross the conspiracy indictment II Lord could bo held upon the otner, It being only a misdemeanor, aud the paniBhinoui being but one year tu the coun ty jau, wiillu the puuishinoui under the bribery indict ment could be 11 vu years In tne state Prison. Now, however, justice requires that both oases be vigor ously pressed, so that lithe prisoner escapes under ono he may bo punisnoU, tosoiuu extent at least, under the other. If such crimes as Lord's canuul bo, or are not, punished when tho proof is so cletir, our govornmoui Is a wretched thing aud its administration ol Justice contemptible. 1 know that Mr. Loukwoud wisiiud justice to bo done in this coso, and that you, who woru his assistant and uro now bis successor, will do all iu your power to thulena;and I hope that before the 31?t day of December uoxt, when boili your and my term ol olllce end, you will bo ablo to secure a reversal ol this decision of the General Term und the convic tion and imprisonment ot Lord up <li one or both of the indictments against him. II you need any assist nnco lu these matters, pluaso notify mo and I will fur nish it. Very rcHpocllully, your obediont servant, UJlAitLLd S. KAlltCiULD, Attorney UouoraL FIGHTING HIGHWAYMEN. EXPLOIT OF A PLUCKY COM AfFECIAL TRAVELLER. [From the Cincinnati Enquirer, Oct. 22 ] Uiu Clifty, Ky., Oct. 2i, 1877. There was a desperate encounter between two high way mon and a commercial traveller for a Louisvlllo hardware house Saturday alteruoon, about lour o'clock, tho particulars of which are about ns follows:?Joseph M. flausen, travelling aalesiuan lor I'rait A Co., hard ware merchants, of Louisville, was down tho railroad nt W eil CliHy, Just three miles below this place, and wishing to reuali i'lg Clilty he stnr'od to walk up, as It was several hours licloro a train would be going lu ibnl dli* tiiou. lis nasi proceeded :u; f.ir a* the bridge which spans tne Nolut Kiver, whuu ho mat two Uesperato looking characters who demaudod bis money. Tiio place of meeting was lonely in tho cxlromo, not a house or person visible, while tho bridge upon which they met was over a yawning chasm, 140 foot in mid a.r, and to gaze into tho same lroin tho bridge will almost iniiko tlie brain swim, If wo might so exprma it. instead ol delivering his money to the rascals, the plucky drummer drow a rovoivur Iroui his pocket and lirod at ins ussailsnts alternately, one Sbol ol whicn took oilcct in alio of tnetu, stunning him. One ol tho would-be robbers was unhurt and uliemplud to llirow tho traveller oil the bridge, but, quick its thought, the latter drew lroin a sample loll oi cutlery a huge nuicber knile, and made a rush lor hi* u-saii sut, aiHblniig him iwico, and pressing linn over to the edge of tho bridge until bo was precipitated into tho Nolin Kivur, one hundred und lorty odd lent below. Ttioso who havo irnvidlod ovor the Krio and Pittsburg H.illroad can appreciate ilia scene, na Ihoy will (eni"in ber tbo bridge over tills giddy height. It w is Just tuo spot lor tbu Hltnmplod ronbery and perhaps tnurder. I no traveller nil the scene hastily, and, nrriviug ut lllg Cliliy, related his thrill ng experience wllb tho highway men on tho high bridge. Ilo was greatly ex hausted with latlgue and excitnincnl, but lolly recov ?rod in a lew hours. In the moantimo His I w.? high waymen were brought into llig Clltiy. bin were not identified. They appeared to hi stranger* lu this part ol tbo country, fliuy were removed to a larin house, and it Is thought they may both recovor in ttuie, but it is very doubtful, as their wuueds arc v>ry serious, und it is a great surprise to us all how tho one who loli Into lbs Noliu Jtiver managed to osoape death. Doubtless iho water broke tho lorce ol tho I >11. Tho aflair bus cuti-od great excitotnoiit In this peaceful and ordarly neighborhood, whore such a thing ha* uaver bolore occurred, and is nover likely to uguiu. GENERAL GRANT AT BIRMINGHAM. uH GITM bis views on English fees trade PRINCIPLES. [From the London Dally Neva.] General Grant waa entertained in Birmingham last nigtit (October IT) at a public banquet, the Mayor pre siding. lu a totter apologizing lor Inability to attend Mr. John Bright wroto:?"I do not doubt you will give to Ueueral Grant a reception which will show how much Birmingham has been Insymnathy with ann uel! aud lua country." (Applause.) Mr. Chamber luiu. M. P., who proposed the health o( Genoroi Grant and closed bis spoeoh by a referenoa to the Iree trace policy ol England as compared with the protective policy ol tbo L'uitea Staleti, said that trade bad lallon otr lately under the depression which was unl iverssl; but whilo in 1870 tbo Imports aud experts together amounted to nearly two aud a quarter tiiuos as much as tweuly years betore, that was the br.gbl side ol iBo picture, but, uuloriu nutcly the increase was eutlrely on oue side. The imports had gouo up wlitlo the exports bad comu down; they hud enormously exiouded their purchases, hut tneir sales were nothing like the same proportion. It was natural mat this slate of things had given rise to much uucouteut, aud the General had even heard ol it uurlug his visit to soino ol the Birmingham munu lactones. Some porsous? but a low, ho coulessod? talked of the necessity ot going to protect themselves (row such a statu of things? a theory which no sensi ble muu or responsible statesman would .ndorsc. They had oxlcndod tree trade because they believed It was good lor tucin. They believed that lu the long run it would be to tbo Interest of ail to bo ablo to buy in the cheapest markot. (Applause.) OINBKXL CiKASr'S RKI'LT. General Grant, lu replying, said:? Mil Mayor, Lauiks and Gknti.kmkn or Birming ham ?1 scarcely know how to rospoud to a toast which has boon presented in such eloquent language and lu terms so coinplimoutary to myself and to tin terms so "complimentary to myself and to the nution to which I belong, and in which I Dave had the honor oi holding public positions. Thore were some lew points, however, alluded to by your Parliamentary representative to which 1 will rutur. He uliuded to tne great merit of retiring a largo army at the close ot the great war; hut il he hud been In my position lor lour years, and undergone the uuxloty and care that 1 hud uudorgouu in lua mauugeuieut of that large urmy, he would uppreciulu how happy 1 was to ho able to sue that It could bo dispensed with. 1 disclaim all credit or praise lor duiug that oue thiug. ,1 knew thut 1 was uoomoU lu become a ctizun ol the T'nitud Mutes, una so lur as my personal means weut to coutriouie my sburo to uuy expenses thut had been buruu lor tbo support ot the largo staudmg army. We Americans, however, claim to he so much Eiigllsumuu, and to have so much geuoral lutein geuco aud so inucU ; , sonai independence und so much ibdividuulily, thut 1 don't quite believe it is possible lor any one mult to assume euy more right und uulhority thau the constitution aud the laws give to him. Among the English speaking people we don't thiuk such things possible. W e can light among oursoives and anuso each ollior, hut we will uol allow ourselves lo he unused ouisldo, uor will those who look on our owu iltue personal quarrels iu our own midst permit us to lutcriuru witu tneir rights. Mow, there is one sunjoet that has been roierred to here thatl don't know that 1 should refer to, auu that is llio great ad van luge tbnt would accrue to the United Stales II free trade could only be established. ("Hear, heart") lhaveasortol recollection irom reading thut England bersell had a protective tariff until she had her manufactories established. (Laughter.) I think we are rapidly progressing lu the way of our manufactures, aud 1 believe we are becoming ono ot tho greatest free trade nations on the Ihco of tho earth. (Laughter.) When wo Doth get to be Iree tradors X think it Is prob able all oth.r nations had belter slaud aside and not cooienu wiili us at ail. (Laugbtor ami "Heur, hoar!'') It 1 had buou accustomed to publio spooking 1 would have said more, but 1 ucvor spoke iu public In my lllo until 1 came to Kugland. 1 think it will he hotter policy lor me, however, to content mysolt with simply insulting you. not only lor tho toast sua lor tho language in which It bus been presented, hut lor tho very gruinyiug reception 1 have had personally la Birmingham. THE RESULT OF FLEE TRADE. [From the London Globe.] A startling Illustration oi tho extent to which for eign competition Is undermining English labor is given In the arrival of the steamer Cambria with a eaigo which Includes several hundred cotUus, imported from Norway, ready lor immediate use. THE CIG ARM A K EES' STRIKE. A large meeting of clgarraskors and retail cigar dealers was held yesterday ulternoon, at the Gormauia Assembly Booms. The mooting was tho result of a meeting hold a lew days ago, when tho retail cigar dealers resolved to Indorso tho workmen. It was called to order by Mr. Juhu Fuchsius, Jwlio stutcd that its object was lo oppose all monopolies und lo aid tho cigarmakers in thutr present strike. Tho touemont liouso system was bitterly denounced, and character ized as one of the main causes which has brought aooui tho present compnoutiou. It was finally decided to lorm a new organization, to bu known as tho '?Culled Glgarmukcrs aud Storekeepers." The lollowiug oillcers wero electedI'retldcnt, John Fuclisius; Secretary. Edward Krait; Treasurer, Loo Hare. An exocutive committee was also appointed for the pur pose of conferring with other organizations and aiding tbo cigarmakers who uro on slrtko. During tne day mocliugs wore hold at Concordia Hall, ut the bead quarters of the strikers uu Eiaridgo street, and prog ress reported. The business of tho cigarmakers' organization* was principally conflued to the meetings ol com mittees and the arrangement of details for the current week's work. Tne Executive Committee and the committees on Organization and Kutief, of the Couirnl Organization, uiet at uiue a. M. at headquar ters, Concordia Assembly Booms, avenue A, aud prog ress was made In perfecting the sculo ot prices But the subject is a very difficult one to handle, so Intri cate und (different uro tho rates paid in the various ciguriniikiug establishments, and it may he some timo Vet hoturou uniform una satisluclory list Is prepared. In the meantime some ot tho manufacturers are awaiting the action ol tho strikora lu this respect bo lore giving a final decision whether they will yield or not. A TAX COLLECTOR'S COLLECTION. . David H. Crawford 1b the lax colloctor ol the Touta ward of Newark. According to un affidavit made by Mrs. Charles Golb, of No. 106 South Orango avonue, that city, David has boou exercising au tusolence of otllce which calls lor severe reouka. Mrs. Uoib alleges that Craw lord called uthor house repeatedly In anarch of her brother-lu-law, a delinquent taxpayor. Shu told Cruwiord that Jacob Gelb did not live with her, but elsewhere, giving liiiu tho uddress. Fulling to hud Gelb there Crawford returned to Mrs. Gelb and demanded that she pay the amount due by bun. This she re fused, and dually, as the avers, Crawioril lorgol him self iu his lury and struck a severe blow, knocking her over mgainsl (ho stove. She laid tho complaint before Justice Otto, wno caused Crawford's arrest aud required iilm to give ball to appear before tbo Grand Jury. ITALIAN hUNDAY AMUSEMENTS. During a controversy last night between ono Dcttces, about thirty years of ugc, Letbeba Careesa and F'ranchl l'ulamaso, Italian laborers, Dettsos received ? severe cut over Hie loft temple with a razor. The men lived ou Third avenue, ue.tr luoib und 107th streets, and worn near their residence at the time tho quarrel took place. The wounded until was attended by Dr. Sieeuori, who stated that the temporal artery was severed. > l'etro I'ularlcno aud Giuseppe Dcvlllo got Into a dis pute last evening in Newark, N. J., during which l'etro stabbed (lioseppo six itinus in the back. I'ula rieno then made g iod his escape. His victim's wounds arc said uol io bo dangerous. A REMINDER UF HALE'S FACTORY. Foiuo pieces of human llcsh aud u lew bones wero lound yesterday among I ho ruins of Halo's litctory. Thirty-filth streot und Tenth nvnuue. It Is bohovod thut tho irugmeuts are purls of somo remains already recovered. RAID ON A HOUSE OF ILL-REPUTE. The polica raided tho house No. 114 Kllory streot, WlLiaiiisburs't yesterday morning, and arrested three women and two lucu, who gave their names as Annie Markoc, houiekneper; Teresa McCauley, Anuio Wise, James Jones and John Keller. A SAILOR DROWNED. Captain John Savage, litty youri ol ago, and maator of the sloop Jan* Nulla, now lying at the foot oi West Kloventh street, mysteriously disappeared on the 2(Hb inst. and no traces of him could be lound. As ho was known lo have boon intoxicated on thnl day it was loured that ho had fallen itilo the river. '1 licso (ears were fully reallzod yesterday morning, as his noily wus lound flouting lu tlio North Kivor, near where his sloop was lying, by two ol tbo sloop's hands. Au examination was made ny the Coroner, who asour tainod that death was caused by drowning, and the body was sent to the Morgue. bUJCllJE IN A CEMETERY. Tho body ol tin unknown man was found yo afternoon suspended by tho neck from tho IB tree In a secluded pnrt of Green wood Couieterj deceased was about alxly-Qve years of ngc. Th homing lound on the body by whioli it could bo lied. It was evidently a case of suicide. A YUUNU HOPEFUL. August Baumsurtner, ugod ten yenrs, of No. 34 Stockton streot. was in rested yostordny In Williams burg lor steeling $11 trom his mother. Wlion searched at lliu i>lutIon house an old watoh, without hands or mainspring,- a brass chain and a pocket knife wore ull lliai was found to represent the stolon money. A lew woeks ago the lad commuted a bur glurv in I ho vtrinlty. and was released, as tho parties robbed by him would not prosccut* bun on account ol >W jWHli MORRISSEY'S BATTLEFIELD. THE BTBUOOLE OOINO ON IN TAMMANY'S 8TBONO UOLO?A WAHFAJUK THAT OVEBSI1ADOW8 THE STATE CONTEST. There is no contest in tbe Ststo or country at present rivalling thai between Augustus .Schell and John Morrissey. They are pitted against each other in the most respectable end wualtby Sena torial district ot the United 8taies?the Seventh. It runs from rlror to river along Twenty-sixth street, and east of Sixth avonuo along Fourteenth street, it Includes all the great hotels and many aristocratlo residences. Tbe following are some random Inter views on this contest:? Mr. Rouen B. Roosevolt, the ex-Congressmun, said:?"i think that Morrissoy will be elected by a considerable majority?not leas tbau two thousaua. Kelly's ticket will also be bealon, and 1 think ho will havo to rotire lrom tho head or affairs. Smith Kly, 1 think, will then go to the head of Tammany HaiL That Is tbe present aspect of uffairs to mo. Kolly has done as well as he knew how. with his disposition and ideas; hut he has tired ilio public out with his want ol piacutiou and adaptability." "How do you consider Morrissoy to ho tho iavorito In tills contest ?" "He votou against the amendments rostriotiug the suffrage oi the poor. Several other Senators opposed thrin, In tact, nut favored lotting tbe people vote on them. Morrissev opposed submitting Ilium sven ; so 1 bulievo ho will get the vote of tho poor genorally. The republicans, with very few exceptions, will vote tor him. The laboriug class on the riversides will generally vole for him." "What other roason can you give?" "Well, tbe nomination went bogging around tbe Maubaitau Club. It was offered there, and nobody coveted iL Seuuiorsblps lor such u district uro to be coveted. Hut it bad to be forcoa on Scbcll at last. He is a crodilublo man; but 1 Uou't see bow bis peculiar qualities and manners can eutbuso tho rich or attract tbe poor." Mr. Jobn Y. Savage, Deputy Koglstor, said:?"At present Morrissey has tbe cull. Ho is an up and down fellow, aud I ibiuk it is au especial Providence to buvo him opposed by Jimmy U'llriou. Now Morrissoy ulways opposod suy assault or orutalily lu Ills political con tests. O'Brien lias loll u dreadlul record. The ox-prizo lighter siands out oueu and big, and tukes bis punisb nioni. Ho will run bolter una bolter us bis cumpulgu extends. Tbe ricU pooplo know that be bus made a good senator. I lie poor and rough uro rather proud of hiin and know very well that be bus given them plenty ol food aud help." " You dou'i moan to say that be has given as rnuny barrels ol flour to the old womou and tbe rlcketty men as O'Brien?" "Yes. lie bus done as much, and without ostenta tion. Personally," added Mr. Savage, "1 think very highly ol Augustus Si: he 11. Thoro is aot a bettor busi ness man in New York." Mr. John U. Hryun thought that Schell would be elected. "II Tammany Hall la worth anything as an organization it will swoop in the poor wuras and pur lieus, and Suheli will naturally got tbe rospectuhle vote. 1 like Morrissey, personally, but 1 wouldn't vote lor him with Mr. schell us a competitor. If thoso civil service reformers vote lor John Morrissoy thoy will make a great laugn at their luconsistoucy." "Why did Morrissoy change his district from the Fourth to the Seventh?" "Prido," said another; "and Interest, too. O'Brion bud romarkod that Morrissey oouldn't run up town. That was enough to incite .Morrissoy. Major Quincy, ol tho Sheriffs department of tho city?bo wus on tbe staff of General Jenkins, Con lederute Slates Aymry?of llaltimoro, aud baa au oloquout gift, said:? "1 should think that it was a walk over for Sohell? that be would gel 4,000 or more majority. Morrissoy la out of bis element uptown. Schell is well known there?tbe anion ol sn old family and honorable in all his dealings, ll there la anything in intelligent aullrugo Sunell will bo elected." People are asklug which side Tildon will espouse "ll will takd bini uutil election to make up his mind," su:d a novitiate. "Ho nas been lu ruiiroad schemes with Schell, but Morrissey recummouded bun lorGovornor. 1 don't think bo will bo heard lrom at all in this Senatorial coniosL'' " How do ytfu stand ou tho constitutional amend menis, Mr. Morrissey ?" uskod tho Ukkalu representa tive yesterday wnea ho mot the great contestant in ! tiie uistrici. "My record In tho Sonata ought to show that," was the reply. "Woodin, who bad charge ol tbe amendments, submitted thorn us a whole. After a groat deal of discussion 1 prevailed upon him to sepa rato thorn so that we oould vote on each cluuso or suction by itself. 1 voted agaiust tbe property qualification at every slugc. Hud 1 acted otnerwise 1 would havo tniaroprcsenled tho suntlmouts ol tbe people who sent me tbero, the ma jority of whom are poor people. I tried to gel them to split tbe amoudmuuls and let tho people vole ou the property qualification by itsoli. 1 told them lliero was ao much good In the amendments tliat they as a wbolo snould not bo Jeopar dized on account ol a Blnglo clause about dized 011 uccuuut vi u ...... which there wus so much irreconcilable diffcrcnco of opiniou. Tammany Hull 18 making a grout deul or noise about the amendments, but its leudors do not stato that both oi their representa tives voted in luvor of the disfranchising proposition. My oppooeut suys that no is opposed to tbe disfranchising amendment. Wo both, then, occupy the same position on tbat point, us my record will show thai 1 always have boon opposed to It." "Are you sure of boiug elected?" "No doubt ol It." "Why?" "Uecuuse 1 know Schell Is going to bo badly de tested." This with a good-natured chuckle. Tiie IIxkald representative suw the point and wont his way In peace. ASSEMBLY NOMINATION. Thomas Foley last evening received the antl-Tam. many nomination for Assembly from the First dis trict of this city. NOT A CANDIDATE. Tho delegates to the Klogs County Hehublican County Convontlon will bo called to reassemble during tho week to placo In nomination a candidate ou their ticket in place of George A. Klngsland, the nominee ol iliut Convention for Supervisor-ut-Lurire, who has determined not to run for the olllce. Mr. Kiugslaud is a member ot tbo Biocumile Democratic General Com THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. A BliPLY TO Mil. PKCKHAM. Nkw York, Oct 20, 1877. To Till Editor of tub Ukkalu ? In to-day's issue of your papor I find an argument of Mr. Wheeler U. l'eckbam favoring tbo submission of the proposed constitutional amendments to the people ol tbe State, and the position takeu by tnts learned and distinguished gentleman would seam to call for a rcplv from some one opposed to tbls course. In tbo legislature of 1877 1 opposed and sought by every means within my power, us a member of tbo Assembly, to have stricken from tbe proposed amend ing article tbo sixth aoctlon, which has siuce proven to be "the bouo of contention." ll unjustly discriminates, not so much between two classes us between two of a clous. As I understand tbo section as adopted by the last Lcgiululurn it Is not proposed that "the responsibility of seeing tbaf tho public funds arc wisely nnd boncsily administered" should not be placed on tbo tuxpaynrs aud reutpayors. ltalbur, I judge it, this responsibil ity is to bo placed on only a portion of tbo ronipuyors. 11 requires a good dual ol special ploadiug to susluin the position llint the niocbaulc who pays a monthly rent of $16 is not as doepiy interested lit such works us "involve heavy tuxuliou'' as is the lenuhl who pays a yoarly rout ol $UiO. it requires something more than special pleading to convince ino thousands of youug men la tbo cities of in la State, that becuuao their oariungs uro given over to their parents, who pay the runt of the uouso, or because ibey lodge up town and bourd down town, that tbny buvo no interest in the management ol the finances ol their city. Those who lavor this Hoard of Finance scheme are, of course, anx.ous that the proposition should ho subiuiitod to tbo pooplo. But let it be remembered that tho votors who arc not at ull affected by Hie proposition, who live outside ol tbo cities oi tbo stuio, have ilion a much bolter opportunity to lusteu Ibis restriction on tbe people ol tbo cllios. This restriction upon tho "very poor" was not 6-krif for by either the press or people. Nor had any exuerieuco met with in the government ol our cities called lor IL It wus placed us "a rider" on some very good amendmonts to Ilio constitution winch wero earnestly souuht tor and which can bo oasiiy adopted. Tbo people will nover consent to liavo their right to a lull voice lu ibe management of the affairs of tboircity lutorierod wiib in any w .y. Respectfully, THOMAS F. GUAHY, No. U6 Madison stroct A DAUUlTlEil'S CHOICE. A warrant was obtainod from Justioo Klley, of rooklyn, on Saturday last, by Jobn Burrott, a wblto tan, for tbo arrost of Ins daughter Mary on tho hargo of vagrancy. Tbo accused, who Is raihor a roily girl ol sowntuou years of age, was arrested y Officer Brady, of tbo Thirteenth precinct, nd taken to couru Mr. Barrett testified tbat lury, while at home, bad refused to obey his coin mods, and bud finally left tbo bouse. At lbs conolu Ioii ol ber father's testimony Mury laughingly said;? ? *- - * ? ki- ? ????? amnion't I nun "will, thai I was the Almighty, then wouldn't 1 pun li you I" In reply to tbo charge Mary I'^iicod byoul" in repiy io iu? w..,. , oin her nockcl a marriage corlillculo, winch -ot ?rib that sho bad bvee duly married io 1'ayne Udell, or husband Is a negro, black as tbo ncc of spades, he was discharged Iroui custody. RUN OVER BY A STREET CAR. Jamos Slater, a lad residing at No. 165 North Fourth ?troot, Williamsburg, was yeslorday knocked down and run over by cur No. 277 of tbe Graham avenue line. Tho wheels passed over his right bip, lacerating it so badly that no bopos of bis recovery are enter tained. The driver or the our, Will mm Muldoon, was arrested. | OBITUARY. EDWIN ADAMS, THE AOTOB. Edwin Adaius, the actor, died In Philadelphia, At A quarter past eleven o'cioek yesterday morning, at the realdenca of David Gardner. Ho was conaoious until within an hour or hit domiao, when he called his wife to his hedsldo and bado her goodliy. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner and Era Jarvls, of Bostou, a cousin of Mr.' Adams, were present At tho moment ot dissolu tion Mrs. Adams was lying upon a sofa and Mr. Gard ner bold tho dying actor in his arms. So peactful and qulot were his lost momonts that his wlfo did not know of his death until Mr. Gardner laid tho Inani mate body down upon the hod. Tho announcement so longexpocled has at last come. Poalh had lost Its terrors, and eternity doublloss bo camo a welcome exchange for tbo sulferings he on aured. Yet In parting with life, and to bun its many pleasant associations, ho wus permitted to realise tbo worth ot true friendship; that he had not lived alto gether In vain, and was leaving behind memories fresh, i greon ana monumental, la tho language ol a lady member of his profotslon It was but One wrench of the heart strings, one laet yearning look At facue lie lovod. and the great Judgment boon Lay open before turn. Dickens somewhere makoB one of his characters say:?"When he had walked on the river's brink In tno peaceful moonlight for some half an hour be put bis hand in his breast and tenderly took out a handful of roses. Perhaps ho put thorn to bis bourt; perhaps he put them to his lips; but certainly ho bont down ou the shore and gently launched theni on tho flowing river. Pale and unrcul in the moonlight, the 'river floated them away. And thus do groatcr things that ooce were in our breasts and near our hearts flow from us to tho etorual seas." It was so with poor Nod Adams. He diod In bis prime, his ambition un checked and his work uuucbieved. Ho was born In Medtord, Mass., In tho year 181)4, and descended from one of the old fumilius of the Day State. As a schoolboy ho was noted among his fellows lor his wurmtti uud generosity ol nature, and ut au early ago began 10 develop those lino personal and artistic tastes which made hpn popular lu later years. While ho was uoi a close student his uxiruordiuur-y memory holped him out ol many a schoolboy's uilh culty una secured lor him the commendatory marks of his teaahors. On exhibition days the fire and lorce of bis elocution, tho beauty ol his reading, his lino power ol mimicry and his sweet, penetrating voice never isllod to win tho upolausu of tho attendant throng. Ou leuving school ho entered a store lu Bos ton, with the Intention of becoming a merchant, but from the Ural ho was out of his element. The counter ana Its tools of trade nad no uttruciiou for young Adams, and seeking the earliest opportunity to make a change, ho lound excitement ana pleasure in the amateur perlormances of tho Bqsiou Mechanics' lusti lute. Thou he sought a position as a supernumerary at tho National Theatre, and subsequently at the How ard Atbeniouiu was given tho suiail purl of Stephen In "Tho Hunchback," Julia Deun Hayne being the Julio. Hero, even in this unconsequuutial pari, bo mado a hit. The inanagor saw the bud that alterward Iruc 11 Lied. The hoy hud auuouucod his intention ol beginning at the bottom of the ladder, but lie climbed rouud alter round with a rapidity thai astonished his host frioous. He wus wont ut this uuio to give imitations ol Gustuvus V. Brooke, uud his manager, W. M. Fleming, i'he latter caught him in tho act one day whim euierlaiuing tue company with Ills own mannerisms, and fur tho no moot was enraged una Uued young Adams lor his un pudeuoc. "Piease don't,*' buid tho youth, with ex quisitely potmcul uctiuu; "if you uo I must owe the management." 1 no tluu wus remitted. Leaving the Howard Aiuuumuui Adams went to the Bostou Museum, where lor more than a your he wus uiucliod to tho slock couipuuy and did excellent work. Still ambitious, however, he sought other spheres, and like Poor Jo, "moveu ou" uulit ho reached Klchtuond, Va., where ho enlisted lu tne company ol Kuukul & Moxiuy, with whom were engaged J. W. Collier, George Bouilaco and other young incu, who were thou, like hi instil, striving to obtain u front place lu the prulesslou. The incldoul Is relaiod that curing the early period in his ex perience he was cast lor the pallbearer in "Kicburd ill.," who says to Kicburd "Stand hack, my lord, and let the colhu picas. " Tlio old joke had been often told lu his presence, and when the time lor the lines came1- it wub so much Impressed ou his memory that he involuntarily ex claimed, "staiia hack aud lot tlio pursou cough." Adams' next success was in the Walnut Mreot Theatre, Puiiaduipuia, where he won other laurels as a slock actor, bccuiue au important leading man uud u recognized member ol tne proiession throughout the country. Wuiiam J. Floreuce says of him:?"His itnUatiou* Were simply superb, i went to see biin Imitate me in Jerry Cilp, iu the 'Widow's Victim.' The uudieuce uppiuudcd him uprounously, uud everybody turned to look at me lu the box wbile 1 wus eujoylug uiy own burlesque." It wus aoout ibis lime that Uu bit upuu tlio play of "Dead Heart," and sucu was tne ?t run gin ol? ctiarauier be tbrew into his acting as Knoerl Landry that the performance nad the roiuurkuble run lor Philudolphia of uvo or nix woekK. "AOoul 1802 or 1800," says Mr. Hurry Wall, "1 went to see hi in, and was so impressed by his per formance that 1 immediately made arrangements to engage him in the starring business lor tne loilowiug season. We wore both dead broke, hadn't a cent in the world and a minimum ol credit. Ned, loo, seemed to have uo couUduuce* either in hiuiseil or the play. I lull, however, thai the man was lull of power and resouices, utiu had u curious anU indescribable hold on tne public sympathy. 1 don't know bow to duscribo it, hut there wus some thing In bis Voice and manner Ibul seemed to seize witu a grip on his audience, aud 1 kuuw thai If no played us well elsewhere as lie had douo lu Philadel phia wo should muko u success. We burrowed some uiuuoy and weul lu Uullaiu. There ho played bis llrst slur engagement?1 think about August, 1803. The eugugunioui lasted two weeks uud our prullls were $412, uii amount which surprised botn ol us. Alter inul we travelled together, uud he became recognized us a llrst Class slur. His luvurue characters were Kuver, lu 'Wild Uats,' wuich was u splen did pieco ol scling; Kapbucl, lu the 'Marble Heart;' Edwin Miduioluu, in "Tue Drunkard,' aud William iu 'Black Eyed .Suean.' These lour plecee wcro our capital, being tbo staple plays lor a week. Subsequently ho purchased 'Ktiocu Ardeu,' uud, un der his administratiuu, it bouauio a very strong play lor tour or live years. tils Shakespearean chai uctui* were couiiueuceu about 18tl4, uud he puiloruieu With much success Kicburd 11L, Muubeib, Kumeo aud Ham let. Ills Morcutm woe a particularly hue piece ol noting. He Was also excellent in 'Tno Bobbers.' In tuci, the talent ol the man was so vursAltlo that ho could do uluiosl anything, and It was uol uncommon dur.ug our travels to produce a now piece every night in tho week. "11 1 were called upon to orlt else hie ebartioler as an uctor 1 should ssy liiul if ha were uol u genius It wus his own luult, Oecuuss uu had the Oramallo in stinct, the voice, the ligure, tue ability to 'make Up,' the power to catch snd hold the attention ol his audi ence, aud the peculiar u.ugueluui which you cuu't describe, aud yet which mukos the loulliuhls a kind ui invisible vquutoriHl line nelwevu art, actor und people. 11 Nen Adams bad u fault it was m tlio shape ol cureless generosity. lie absolutely threw ins money away. Once he was acting lu Pittsburg una u convent burned down. He whs drawing well uud gave to the nisiers 43,WJ?every cent ol his receipts? to help them rebuild their home. Ou unuthor occasion a poor actor's lainily wus in distress iu one ol tho cities which we visited. Nod iouud it out und en closed to ihfliu live onu hundred dollar bills. T'brso Incidents were common. Ho seomoJ tu live only i<>r his Irieuds?gave tbeiu the days when bo should huvo boon ut his .-Indies, aud trusted to n.s uwu good luck at night. As nn actor ho was emotional and unique. Ilo rarely did the same thing twice in the sumo man ner; iu tuci, depended less uu art and mere ou the in spiration ol the moment than nny member of the prulesslou 1 have mot, 1 think liiat is ihu reason wny ho so olteu used to occirily his au dience s. i asked hlui ouco why ho trusted to these accidents, und uliorrd tho character ei Ins previous n.ghl's perleruiuueu, 'Oh, 1 can't help It,' no answered '1 hitvo to act as 1 luel. 1 read tho cyeH ol the people in froiil, uud they give me now thought.' And lust's the reason," snd Mr. Wall, "why 1 think there was so little of mere urt ubout Adams mid so much ol genuiue inspiration." All of Edwin Aduius' uNsnuiates, professionally aud socially, pay tribute to hm line cliur,icier in it similar mnnnvr. Mr Florence any.-' ''My first recollection of him was wnon uu was m the iiowaid AlbulnuuUi, Bos tou, whore ho wus playing ligliB comedy purls and giving imitations of luuious actors. AfloiwurU 1 mot Hlui in tuiyuy places, and was struck hy the peculiarity tlutl ho hover aoi'iin-d to ho'llrcd' or 'put out.' lu fuel it was long ago evident that ho was burning both ouds ol tbo cundlo. The last lime 1 saw him was in Sun >rancisco, iu Juno, I think, when ho inaiKtcd on at tending it meeting of tbo Uoheiuiuu Club, of which we were belli mourners. Wo were to cliuiigo quarters that night, and, although ho was very 111, ho doter mined to join in tho procession iroru tlio old rooms to tho new. A roception took place in the evening aud Nod instated < i reciting 'Sheridan's Hide,' which ho old; but, puoi fellow, bo almost broke down, because bo was weak und aoarculy able to sit up. Yol he ltugorod tbire telling stories and kooplug tho compauy amused until noarly lour o'clock in tho morning. When we purled ho cuiuo up and pulling his bands in mine said.?'Well, Hilly--D. F. M. P.?tho best of Irionds innsl part,' and llnil's tlio lust time," said Mr. Florence, wiping away a tear, "1 saw poor Nod!" Mr. Adams had lor nearly lour years complained ol Weakness of tho threat, aud seme ol the doctors treated him lor the Ulseuae popularly known as "cler gyman's soro throat," buf it crept on until It attacked tiiu lungs, wbon, under lurihcr advice, ho aeleroilhed to visit Culiiuruia and Australia. Tho coin pun ut wus gru.itly aggravated hy a rough passago, which hourly ronulted in the wreck of tiie steamship, the passen gers Uolng compelled lor inuiiy hours io re main up to their wuisls in water. From this additional shock to a syatom already enfeebled the actor novor rocevered, und, although ho was unlhualustiealiy received in the Australian cities, he wus quick to discover that Ins physical power wum gone and but ourtlily work ended. Ou one occasion his exhaustion was audi that tbo puopio had to onrry him oD tbo stage. Mr. Charles K. Pnul, tho pianist, wbo was then travelling in Australia with the Dl Muraka organiza liuo, aud who reiurnoU to Ualllorhia with Adams, relates the following Incident, which filly illustrates* ine hetuiitvi: ana yet iuilomiuble cbaractar ot the H'Ofi ae**W~" ltlt ?"'yJuoy on the 10th of Do H"4*. *?rsl"PI>ed by the people there, flttlo ra?r?t 5 "2!? ^"n W,t* Un oxt>">lllOU ol BOt U thi.^. k f ^ 1 x,'ocl t0 llvo to reach evon the Sandwich Inland*, and usou to remark, as we Bade ?1? P^hnn'61* ,Woll> buy?. 1 don't knew i id ki?w 8U0 ln 11,0 morning, hut CLJ SL- ??U Kl|-Wu'11 '?<=?* sometime.' 1 uriue theae parfsftge* tiicre aro ^eneraJly many professional* coining and Ruing, nod it i? me custom to Rive uu ohleruiumeni tor tue bauellt uf ? ln. nl hospital Iiilid. on this occasion, however, tuere were none on hoard but Mr. Adaras and tnysolC Captain Ferris, ol ilie stoiiinehlp (since dead, by the wavl no. teruiiiiod that there should he no exception io' ths rule, and accordingly imnruvtsad a perlormauce with the material ou hand. Ho was hlmsoil very good it a recitation. A young Euglisb ludy, und my own wile an Auatrallau girl, sang passably well; U.e mall clorlt played on the tluie and sumo ol tlio sailors had a comic dialogue. Poor Ned was lying in his stateroom when he heard Ol this, uud, culling mo to his bedside said, In u whisper, lor his voice was gone 'put mo down lor "Sheridan's ltido." ' It uatonished mo lor 1 didn't think he would hvo unother day. Well the evcutug came and the entertainment was In pro''rens in the grund sulouo, although goiug very slowly and without much animation, when who should appear so feeble thut he could hardly stuud, but Ned Adaiu*. boidiug on here sua thuro a> he slowly crept down the cuuipuulou-way to the cabin. Dockomug to George Barnes, one ol the editors ol the Han Fruucisoo Call In huskily oxclalmed, 'Anuounoc "Sheridan's itido.'* I'll do it il it kills me. '1 ho thing's uiuyiug too slow.' And bless your soul ho diu it. nut as no stood there, with his ooat collar rolled up aod a hundkerchlui wound around his neck und his great dark uycs Hashing with almost a super natural nrc, lie luoked mure like a ghost man a niuu Heavens! What a recitation! What you couldn't bear you could see. lor tlio wholo gonitis of the actor uuo the poet seemed to be exhausting ilsoll in thut one supremo cil'ori. X never oxpuut to look upon tho like again. It was iho most superb piece ol muto uctlon 1 ever witnessed, und when ho Unixbud tho applause was something 10 be remembered. Ned lull back imo tho arms ol liioso who wero stuudtng by, and we car ried him to tho dock. 'Hie noxt day wo arrived ai 'Frisco." Whdo here Adunis rallied si ghtly, but his coudi tlou remained extremely orltical, and it was with doubtand ditllculty that the journey overland to bis homo 111 Philadelphia was attempted. How Iriends huve alleviated his mislorluiio; now generously thu people o! Calliornla, at tho suggestion ol Mr. Sotbern turned out to give him n mouster benollt; how thai big hearted actor, tlieu us more recently, look his sub lenug brotuer in his arm-, uud with other members ty tho proiessioii sprosd the contagion ol a iiuro and sterling sympathy; bow me dying recipient in tils last loiter to the public acknowledged, lu tender earnest words, ihat sympathy to bo a hold a s.ay, a comfort, in Ins deep aOlictiou that no wealth could purchase or powur bestow, are mutters with which w? are all familiar. The obse.iu us will bo held in St. James' Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, ou Thursday uoxi, and iho in terment will ink- plueo at .Mount Moriah Cemetory It la not yet actormined who will act as palluearers, THE bTAGE. WHAT DANIEL DOCGHKBTV THINKS IT IS NOT BUT OUGHT TO BE. Mr. Daniel Dougherty, of Philadelphia, delivered an able looturo in tlio hull of tho Cooper Union last evening ou "The Stage As It Was and Is and As It Should Be." The prooeeds of tho ontortalnment wora for the aid of tho hospita lot the Sisters of St. Francis Xavier College, and Judging from the size of the au dleneo thore can bo no doubt that thut Institution was handsomely beuollted thoreby. Both at his appoar. auce on tho platform and when he rose to speak Mr. Dougherty was greeted by hearty appluuso. Many, In fuel all, of his witty and eloquent sayings wore ap-' plaudud to the echo. The spoaker began by making some general remarks on the lecturer's art as com pared with that of iho writer. Tho true onu ol ih< lecture, he said, is to the lecturer an amusing and on tertuiuing subject, and one whose very tltlo is eug g"stlve ot enjoyment. Therefore, though I would, perhaps, have chosen a more serious subject tnysell 1 bave been requested to speak on the subject an nounced, tbe stuge, as II should bo, und to that I re quest your kind attontion during the uHottod hour. There havo been various amusements In all ages, continued Mr. Dougherty, uud it is always a part ot wlso statesmanship to provido lulorvuls und moans of publio enjoyment. The most permanent and popular of all amusements Is the tboaira. By the theatre, however, 1 do not mean the linllau opera, though to cultivated minds tout niuy olten bo a sourco ol refilled oujoyiueni; uud still less do I mean iuo opdru boull'e, nor thut vile mixture ol mirth uud murdor, yclept the melodrama, and ieusl ol'uil the melaugu whore the eye uud unud uro pleased ouly b/ the guudy sceuery and the lascivious delights of the ballot. 1 mean that noble drama wnich ruse with the dawn ol civihzuliou, which hus in all ages lormod an outlet lor the Inspired mind ol the poet, which hus dclighied the wlso and learned, hat educated iho miud, corroded tho taste and warmed the Ueurt and sohl of tue ma-sea It is this that when properly conducted tends to suppross vice and pro mote virtue, uud whicn ouu again become, as it was long ago, tbe huudiuaio of rengiou. It would be in teresting to truce the progress of the druma through tlio Greek aud Human times whuu it was in the zenUh ol Its glory; and through tbe Middle Ages, when in the hauds of tue monks it served as u moans ol instruction us well as ol reore utiou. My pruviuco, however, is simply to vindicate the stuge, while I condomu lu present degradation; to poiut out the dignity ol the prolession, while 1 'uc kuowie igo the lauioutable failures ol some of Its brightost ornaments. UKIXINK or THE DKA1IA. The stuge as at present couducted is corrupt. Around It have gathered many evils that must be coudemcod. But because ol thc.->e clustering evils should ws seek to destroy iho thing it.-mil.' No; rather soek to rescue It Iroia ihoir luial embrace, und place it ln tbo bigii, uutainted position wmcu II deserves. Alter tbo -Middle Ages, the decllue of thu stago was rapid, aud the corruption or its representatives was such us to spreud ubruad tbo obloquy wlncb among respectable people us abuses bud already engendered, lu mis country tbo Continental Congress passed a law pro hibiting any person iu iho employ ol the guvornuiout from visiuug or encouraging uuy theatricul porioria uuco under penally oi dismissal Irom iho service. Ths very day that ucuoii was tsken, Lslayette, arriving in Fuiladolphia, invited Henry Laurens, tlieu President ol Congress, to accompany -mm to tno theatre. Lau rens iniormeu him ol me ucuou ol Cougress, and the Marquis said thut lu that case ho should bo careiul not to give offence by going himsoil. In -ome ol thu Hiatus tbe production oi pluys was prohibited; but the luw boiug systematically evaded and public aeutiment not euiorciug It me law was beioro ioug lepusled, upd the standard plays (wnich dur.bg tue cxisleuce ol tno obnoxious law bad boon announced as lectures) rouppeared lu their propel CalulS. 1 sincerely aver that as a class actors aru us sobei und luw abiding us any of tbo so called learned pro losbluns. 1 hasten to say mat I do not class the ministry as a profession. It is somutuing higher, holler, a vocatiou, a calling Irom Ued. The actor who combines genius wub his latent, who rises to tbe liiglioai excellence lu his prolession, whether his purl bo gravo or merry, whether ho weal tlio buskin or the suok, commands our genu ine admiration and respect. Acting is iho highest of the mutative arts. Tho actor whu, llred witu genius und UIleu with his heart, makes our pulsus throb uud Loans heal nigh, depicts not tho reseiubianno ol pas s on, out tbo reality. 1 hero is no prole*.,ion or call lug that demands such ooustunt study and assiduous practice. The uclor makes muiiy sucrilices, and tlio greatest or all, lor ho gives up the delights of boon uud social donghts ul the choicest hours. tiik unoav or Tint srxou. The coudonihatiou of thu stage is restricted to Us uuusos?lis licentious and corrupt per lortuunces. Ail nave spoken its praises itua worked for us rufurmaiino. Many txcello.it plays have been written oy sumlug lights in tbo minlvtry. Curuinal Wiseman wu? tho uuthor ot sever il pluys, and nis last work was a loc.uru on Hhukuspeari'. Bishop Bancroit g ive private theatricals; Bishop Warburton auuoiuiod Shakespeare's worn* Au acior taught UomoslboueS to declaim, aud Cicero bus lott the highest uulugium oi Iho purity, geulus und ability ul Ituscius, who inaUo too hrit llguro ou the stago by his art and was worthy ol a s. at in tlio .-euale by his virtuo. Foots was tue brightest wit ol bis times. Goldsmith said ol Gurnck that be was an epitome of all tbe pleasant things in iu an, and Johnson said that ha de.itn eclipsed tho gayoty oi nations. It was ths V.rtuo as well as tbo luiuui ol the clJcl Joseph Joilorsou that caused the erection ol anions niont to bis memory ul Hurrisburg. By universal uo cord ah actor siandiploremost lu mo ruoks of lame. His u tin a, the world ling decreed, shall never die, Vv here all toe great iuou oi tlio ages arc grouped, where every eye is lixed, more roigus Immortal Suuku spoure, mid there will he rule on in glory through the nil litiio im swul low oil iq oloruily. llo li IN wuu, In philosophy, statesmanship, valor and worth, lias lull us nobler models than history, though drawn iheroiroin. iu nis writings every virtuo finds its ornament and every vice its puui dnnont. At this point the speaker recited Wulsey'g lamous soliloquy uud the ailyurat ou to Cromwell. At us con clusion tbe building rung with applause, which I bunco forth throughout the lecluro tilled up every pause lu the llow ol talk and lllustrullou on tho plutlorm. In thu course ol Ins rcmaiks Mr. Dougherty repeated very luopy liuos ol poetry aud related numerous anec dotes ef his own boyhood, and tho doiugs oi actors aud other men. itoturning to tbe subject of his lec ture, lie said:? Members of the tlieatneal profession arc particularly liabio to the vice of lotoriiperuuco, the one of all others to ho avoided. Thu hulk ol the proiu.-nioii, how vor, aro models or sobriety. I bore uro men and women ou tho slag# whoso ex lied churnoter ami oinliieni wit, virtue ami wisdr m make them admired and cause their society to he sought everywhere, ibis is not a golden age, but it is su age ol gold, and in many respects au "j brans. The degeneracy of public tasto is shown cnieuy on thatst.ign whore, whllo he ts worshipped 011 the stago, niiakspearu is Irequently dishonored. Drains havo boon eclipsod by bills, the inspiration of me poet by the brush ol tbo scene painter, the noblest virtue and noblest sentim?uts by iho Uoublt enltmirt una rough jokes of tho bioudeiborlesqucr and negro ihiualrul. Far irom rue bo it lo advise any ons to go on the stage; hut stneo it will always bo h resort ol itinhllious yoiiili 1 hope thai before long lliero w|L' ho a proper school for lustructiou ill ibu nohlo art. Alter ml it depends on tho people whether iho slags shall pursue lis downward path or risaagaiuto noblu.-l heights. 1'ioty and respauiubilitjr caiinol destroy lb* ?tugo; they can only reio"u it.