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LABOR IN ENGLAND. Prosperous Condition of the Workingmen. The Increase of Wagas and Diminu tion of Work in the Past Twenty-five Years. What is Paid to "Various Classes of Opera* tives. The Cost of Living—How Surplus Earnings" are Spent. Correspondence of The Chicago Tribune, Maschestee, England, Sept. 30,1872. Having spent, on a visit to England, several weeks in the midst of the manufacturing dis tricts of Lancashire where that county borders on Yorkshire, and having had good opportuni ties of knowing the present condition of the laboring classes there, your correspondent takes this mode of acquainting .your readers with the result of his observations. The district above mentioned includes active and large industrial populations, where are produced cotton and woollen cloth, mats, iron, coal, and many other articles of general use. I had often heard of the « pauper labor of Europe,” used as an argument against Free Trade, and I desired to ascertain the actual “down-trodden” condition of those “panper laborers ” with whom it haa always been held by Protectionists to he inhuman and unwise to place the American workingman in competition. Immediately on arrival in Manchester from Liverpool, I noticed the air of independence and WEEL-TO-PO AFPEABASCE of nearly every workingman I met, —net only of factory-operatives, but of laborers, teamsters, porters, etc. I inquired of old friends, who had lived in the district all their lives, and was as sured that, owing to combinations and strikes amongst all classes of laborers, the workingmen had it all their own way, and that the mill-own ers and other employers were, in a great meas ure, at their mercy. One gentleman pointed me to a gang of men mixing mortar for some brick work for him, and said that, if ho was to say a cross word or find any fault with the men, they would at once pick up their tools and leave, and he would be unable to fill their place. Being the guest of a very intelligent gentleman who .lived near Ashton-under-Lyne, I ventured to INTERVIEW EDI, IB American fashion, in order to ascertain how far my observations and impressions vrero cor rect. The following is tho result: • Correspondent. — r ‘ I understand, Sir. 8., that yon have lived here for some time, and have been engaged in manufacturing ? ... Manufacturer. —“Yes, I have been inhusmess, apinning and weaving cotton, for twenty-eight years past, in the heart of the Ashton Dmtrict, Which is only six miles from Manchester. SOW ASD TWEJJTV XEABS AGO. ii win yon state the condition of the mill operatives at the present time, as compared with their condition twenty years ago.” M.—“ The average earnings of the operatives now are something like iO per cent more than they were twenty-five years ago, although they are working only 68 to 59 hours per week, os compared with 03 to 72 home per week in former times,—females working only 10 home per day,- according to tho ‘ Ten-Hours Act. This Ten-Hours’law, or ‘Factory Act, was passed about thirty years’ ago, and reduced the hours of labor for women and children to CO hours per ■week; previous to that time, all the operatives worked from 68 to 72 hours per week. Ifotwithetanding the recent reduction to 68 hours per week, the increase of wages has been i 0 per cent, as before stated. Weavers, owing to improved machinery and belter work, now tend three to four looms, where they formerly minded only two; and thus, though the rate of wages by the piece is the same, yet their average earnings are from 4.0 to 50 per cent mors than formerly.” CAUSES OF THE INCREASE. (7. “'What axe the causes o I this groat in crease ?” 2[, “ Odd cause is the diminution of popuia* tion,'which the census returns of 1871 show to bo in this district, something like 10 per cent less than in ISGIt This has caused great scarcity of labor; and the consequence is, Slat the cotton-spinning and weaving machinery is seldom fully employed. The redaction of population has been caused by migration to oth er districts, and emigration to foreign countries, —particularly the United States. In this district alone, there is, to the latter .country, an exodus of fifty per week, which is slightly in excess of the natural increase of the population.” WAGES OF FACTOHE-OPERATIVES. C. —" State tho wages of self-actor minders, weavers, and other operatives.” Jlf. —“The self-actors got- from 21a to £2 per weel:,—l mean adult males. Tbo average wages would bo about ‘ 30s. ‘Piecere,’— boys from 13 to 20, who assist the ‘ minders’,—got from 10s 6d to 15s, or from t2.50 to $4 of your currency. -These are often chil dren or other relatives of the ‘minders.,’ ‘Weav ers are generally young women, single and mar ried, from 13 years upwards. Those under 13 are restricted by law co half-tune. ‘ Half-timers,* from Bto 13, boys and girls, earn from 2s fid to to per week. They are compelled bylaw to attend the public free schools during the other halt of the day. 'Weavers earn from 10s to 21s per week, for ‘full time’ work. Girls of 16 frequently earn 15s per week, or nearly $4 of your currency. The male ‘caxd-room hands’ earn about 21s per week,—this being comparatively unskilled labor. Female ‘card-roomhands’ earn from 10s tolßsperweek, ‘Winders’and ‘warpers,’whoare always females, cam from 10s to 20s per week, according to ability and class of work. ‘ Siz ers’or ‘ dressers,’who are always males, earn from 30s to £3 per week. ‘ Twisters,’ • drawers,’ etc., males, about 25s per week.” C', “What would an ordinary family cam,— say father, and two boys and two girls, half under and hall over 13, leaving the mother at home, and allowing theyoung children only half tame ?” , , j(f. “ About £3 per week. I know many fam ilies earning £5 to £G per week.” COST OF LIVING. C,— (t What will this money buy, in house-rent, fuel, meat, and clothing ?” x Af. “House-rent runs from le 6a to 4s 6a per week. Those at le 6d are cottages of two rooms and pantry, all well built, of brick. Houses at 3s 6d and 4s 6d contain about sis rooms. Borne of them have a email flower-garden in front, with separate fences. These houses are well and handsomely built, and of superior character.” <7. Who pays the rates, or taxes?” Af. “ The landlord,—including even the water rate.” C. —“ About fuel ?” Af. “ Aboutninemontbs ago t houee-ccals were Bs per ton of 2,240 pounds. Now, owing to ad vance of wages to the colliers, the price is double.” C.~~ u What do the operatives live on / ’ Af.—“The best food their money will procure. Flour is worth 2s 3d per dozen, or 2#d per pound; best cuts of butchers* meat, lid ; pota toes, Id per pound, or 5s per bushel; sugar, 4d to sd; coffee, Is 6d; tea, 2s 6d to Ss; vegetables and fruit, at a moderate price; apples, from Id to 8d per pound (there is always an abundance of fruit and vegetables in the market); fresh butter, ICd per pound; milk, 3d per quart; cheese, from 8d to lOd per pound ; bacon, 6d to Bd. One of our pennies equals two of your cents. C.—“ How is clothing 7 Af. “A good, respectable suit of black broad cloth is worth £i ; tweeds aud other woollens, from 2 to 3 guineas per suit; other cloth ing in proportion. A good pair of half boots, from the shop, is 12e 6d; women's shoes,-consid erably leas.” WAGES OF OTEEB WOBSSIEN. O.—“ What are the wages of bricklayers, col liers, Ac. ?” AT. —“ Colliers can get £3 to £i per week for working eight hours per day; but they drink, a good deal of their time, and consequently don’t get so much. They could, if they worked steady. Bricklayers, £i 16s per week, for 51 hours. Carpenters and masons, 30a to 32s per week, for the same time.” WHAT IS DONE WITH StTBPLUS EABNINGS. (7.—“ What do the workmen do with their sur plus, after paying rent, buying food and cloth ing ?” 11.—" They take manjbolidays. and attend aU ‘■wakes,’ fairs, and festivals. They also absent themselves from work at other times, without permission from their employers. It they worked the regular hours, they would- earn the mone?ln idioms and ThO State Election-Why It drunkenness in Lancashire is 30 to 40 per cent "IVonf above what it was a few years ago. Toillus- . ~ - trate: At the recent ‘ wakes ’ at Aabtom f32,000 ! inhabitants), there was received at one ot lbs S r days a iexce^ofth o e\-ele?ptßl U Unn n The Pa*dOH-ErOkCrS» GOVeraOr—Bill sea-'ai'de'and other MaUU » aad V °™*' mg people. The average expenditure per head for excursion, refreshments, and drink, amounts to about 10a, and tho loss of time per day ■would. ho 5b more. These excursions, or ‘outs, are frequently taken. Tho machinists && Hither* & Platt’s, in Oldham, earn so much that they cannot consume their surplus in beer and oral- j nary liquors, and have begun to drink chain- ; . uaene on Saturday nights and Sundays, andhiro cabs, or hacks, to take them from public house to public-house. To Buchan extent is tins done, on Saturday night, that a cab can scarcely be obtained by an outsider. These machinists work by tho piece, and cam from £2 to .£3 per week. Eight thousand persons are employed at tbs works. Iron-workers make heavy wages. Puddlera get £3 per week; roller men from £5 to £lO. Some get more than this. C.—“ About hatters and others ? . jy <• x dont know about that branch of busi ness, bub I know that employers complain of scarcity and indifference of hands, and tho men have always plenty of money to spend in drink. The following ia a true story, and came direct from the party: A collier met his employer, _ at the sea-side, a few weeks ago, at a watering place called Blackpool, and asked him it no would have a bottle of wine. On the ‘master declining, the collier eaid, ‘Ah! theawrt one o thoose proud chaps.’ The employer, being un willing to be considered proud, and wishing to see what the man would do, accepted the invitation. They went together to a hotel, and tho collier . called and paid for a bottle of champagne, which cost 10s 6d. At the very colliery where the man worked, the average ‘ output ’ of coal should be 1,500 tons per day, and at that time it was only 500 tons per day, owing to tho colliers being so well paid that they would only work a few days a week. They do not now work above haii-time, nor with the same energy as formerly CAUSES OF THE HIGH WAGES. C—“ What are the causes of this great pros perity and high wages ? ” ... M.—“ In one direction, it is owing to a con stant increase of demand for coal and non, and a determination in the men, by strikes and combinations, to restrict the • outturn,’ and so keep up wages. Cottoa-manu facture is at present unremunerative, owing to the high price of cotton, and the scarcity of labor from the causes before mentioned. Mas ters,’ or manufacturers, find themselves with a vast amount of mills and machinery on hand, which they cannot keep fully at work. It is a peculiarity of this trade that, owing to the very expensive mills and machinery, owners, _ or lessees, cannot stop their mills without serious loss,—say £IOO per year for every thousand spindles. This compels them to run their mills at a loss in preference to stopping entirely. OPEBATIVES HOT CO VIE NT. C.—“ 1 suppose the operatives are content with the advantages they now enjoy ?” 3f. “2So, they are now agitating for a farther redaction of the hoars of labor, and are deter mined to use their newly-acquired political pow er by the extension of the franchise, as far as household-suffrage, to accomplish their object, which is limitation of labor to 54 hours per week, or an average of nine hours per day. Villa now close at noon on Saturdays, and work about 10W hours on other days. . q, —“How long has this great prosperity and independence of tho working classes con tinued ?” , _ if.—“ For throe or four years; and, for the last twelve or eighteen months, they have had it their own way, and have succeeded in every de mand made,whether for higher or shorter hours, in the iron, coal, and textile They oven affect to be anxious to know how their masters or employers vote, since the Ballot law; and one of them said—though jocularly—that if his mas ter, or 4 mester,*‘didna vote right, he woman* work for him.* ” , 0—“ Do you consider, from general appear ances, that operatives engaged in all branches of business are in a prosperous condition r if. —“They never were so prosperous. q, “\yhat is the prospect of its continu ance?” • if.—“ There are Indications that tbe working classes have pushed their advantages too far, and that the capitalists will cease to extend their business. This combined with the natural increase of the population, will increase the supply of labor; but, at present, there is no encouragement for the capitalist.. He has all the trouble and annoyance of scarce and uncertain labor for nothing.” TRADES-UNIONS. a—"How do they accomplish their object and keep up wages ? * m , __ . if.—“ Each class forms a Trades-Union, ap points committees, and makes levies to carry on strike", and to support those out of work, who are willing to submit to temporary disadvan tages for lighter labor and more wages in the future. They live from hand to mouth, seldom lay up anything or buy any real estate, and waste their time and money in drinking. They have delegates to their Labor-Leagues, and they suspend work on their instructions, totally regardless of the interests of their em ployers. Clerks, teamsters, railway-porters, etc., have their ‘ Unions * also.” C. “ You say they accumulate neither money nor property; how, then, are they supported when the works stop, or run very short time ? 3/._“ Many fall back on the poor-rates; and, whenever trade is bad, there is a corresponding increase in this class of taxes, which are paid by property or real-estate owners, including, of course, the employers." „ C. 11 How is it on the Continent of Europe ?" 3/._“ The increase of wages there has been ve~ry great. They have strikes and combinations there as well as here." The foregoing statements were corroborated by other parties in different walks of life. There is no mistake about it. Tbe laborers of Europe are far from being the 44 paupers they are represented in America. _ The inference in favor of Free Trade is too obvious to require comment. It is gratifying to know that the American workman generally saves bis surplus earnings, instead of squander ing them as those bold Britons do. w. G. B. A RECENT ADMINISTRATION VICTORY. WliytlJC Office of (ho Kajei[fh"(iv. C.) Sentinel Was Blown to Atoms. The following is the articlo which was pub lished in the Kaleigh (N. C.) Sentinel, and for •which ita office was destroyed; “There has been more work for the Grand Jury of Wake under the beneficent acta of re construction than for that of any county in the State. Forth© smaller offences-the Grand Ju rors have not been slow to make presentments. A woman, for stealing a towel and pitcher, is in the Penitentiary serving an unexpired term of two years. . , . It “Theplans and schemes for plunderma the State of $16,000,000 were all concocted and mostly executed in this city. Yet no presentment of the evil-doers has ever been made. When the Grand Jury did present the chief, General Lit tlefield. for bribing and corrupting the Legis lature, Judge Watts adjourned the Court in less than five minutes after tho presentment, and before the Solicitor could draw a bill. When we informed the foreman of the Grand Jury where be could find evidence, that Littlefield had bribed General Lafflin, a member of the Legis lature, Judge Walts charged the Grand Jury that somebody had been tampering with them. Judge Watts we think indictable for baying in his possession 65,000 of State bonds. Timothy ■ Lee, the Sheriff came wrongfully into posses sion of SIO,OOO in State bonds. The State was robbed of $173,000, and no man indicted for it. Andrew Jackson Jones, it is true, was in dicted and convicted. The sentence upon Jones for easing this State of $1,000,000 was twelve months’ imprisonment in the Penitentiary—jnsfc half of the punishment upon the woman for stealing a pitcher and towel. When aentenced, wo expressed the opinion that Jones would not be punished, nor has he been. Ho appealed to the Supreme Court, and that granted him a new trial. It is well for Jones that he did not, liko Kirk and Holden, “exhaust the Judiciary.” We mean no reflection upon the Supreme Judiciary, for we think it likely that Jones was entitled to & new trial. “ A set of blundering Solicitors to draw bills, and ignorant Circuit Judges, such as Watte, Cannon, and Henry, to pass upon them, and the chances are that a now trial would bo granted three times out of five. We have not inquired into the political complexion of the Grand Jury. If it is the old Calvin Branch Grand Jury there is no chance to indict any Radical offender for robbing the State. James Harris, Parson Sin clair, and some of the Committee who located the Penitentiary on Deop River, can be indicted before any other than the Calvin Branch Grand Jury. Smith has sworn if he answered certain questions about the lease he would lay himself liable to criminal indictment. The State lost $2,000,000 by the lease. If money was paid to accomolieh it the parties are indictable,” THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER. 17,-1872.- PENNSYLVANIA. Meystone Clsips. Front Our Own Correspondent, Philadelphia, Oct. 15, 1872. The Pennsylvania election has been accounted •for in various ways, as to all it was a surprise, ■Grant men and Greeley men. This shows that uot even the Grant men are up to the apprecia tion of their Pennsylvania constituency. Bill STann, and Bill Leeds, and the other hand-Bills, •can go Merton better aU the time, and, I might add, if he were sufficiently lucid, even Zach. Chand ler. They bear to Tweed and the New York gang, in their political conspiracies, about the same proportion that Charley Bates, Noah Claypole, and the Dodger might havo home to the vaster operations of Mr, Sikes, Mr. Marks, and Mr. Fa gin, They accomplished this majority of 20,000 in Philadelphia by the ordinary methods of ex travagant registration and stuffing the surplus into the boxes as if voted, and by the extraordi nary method, which is rapidly coming in fashion, of treating with the subordinate managers of the opposite party. By the latter device, old Tammany Hall at one time bade fair to endure -forever. It was always open to treaty, smiled benignly upon every newspaper in Now York, and, when extending liberal largess to them, said: “ Gentlemen, when you take this little fifty thousand from us, do not, we pray you, under stand that it is to affect your political convic tions. On the contrary, we wish you to support your own party on all National questions. Sup port also your candidates at general elections. Before man made us citizens. Great Nature madeusmen. Wo shall aak you to help us in the city, and occasionally in the State; but never cease to be Republicans, for every man is en titled to his conscience, his wote [Sir. Tweed al ways pronounced it with a w}, and the reward of his honest toil." Leaving Mr. Tweed’s presence with the reward of his honest toil, the stipendiary aforesaid said to his wife, that night, when the children were asleep, and the gas was about to be turned off in tbe parental bedchamber: “My dear, this is a happy land in which we live. None dare molest nor make us afraid. Wo support the City Government because it is gen erous and comprehensive, and, particularly, my dear, because it respects our loyal obligations to our party in general.” The good man then counts his money, thinks the occasion auspicious for a little family de votion, and drops asleep ciphering up the rela tive advantages for investment of “ Govern ments ’’ and city lots. THE PCBCHASE OF THE INNOCENTS. In this way, the smaller jobbers of the Dem ocratic party—l do not mean any person in re sponsible management, bnt the ward-chaps, and those who run for the Legislature and expect no higher—were brought in by the Leeds- and Mann Bing. This was the argument: “ Sam, or Ike, you might as well make your little pile this time. Elect Buckalew and yon get a Aristocrat. Why, there ain’t no Democra tic behavior in him ? Ha wouldn’t pardon his brother-in-law. He’s cold and selfish, and one of thocc danged reapeciabbt fellows. He’s been io the United States Senate, and has got the I’tes’nncy on the brain- He wants to be Pres ent of the Unite States. Teal ain't your style nor mine!” “Ain’t there a good deal of this talk for a bual neas-mattw?’’ say Bam and Ike, with their palms itching. ~ “ Yes, boys, I mean to bs frank with yon,” anawsra tbs envoy of the groat party which fought the war run presented the bull-pups. “ I am coming to it." “ Come, slammed quick I “The real question hero with us is ths Pardon question. Here’s Bill Mann and our part* just at the mercy of tho Gnv'nor. Sposm' now you elect Euckslcw, and after » while you take ont drink too many, and find yourself in Moyamea sin’ or Cherry Hill (prisons!. Yonrfriendr come to us and say • 'Get Ike or Sammy out o’ this 1’ ’’ - At this poiot, there is beaming interest amonet tbs auditors, and no interruptions. The envoy looks into their eyes, and drops his TOlCd * ** Boy*, w he wye, ** you know we’ve got five thousand majority In this city, and ths registra tion. You can't baat ua. And It would be awk ward if either of you ever had dona anything." (Pause of the slight, breath-catching aort, not intended, bnt not without effect.) “You eay,Qet uq ont of thie. Well, we say hack: Ikey, we want to help yon; in this office, we treat all Parties alike. Bat the Judge is eg m us and tho Guv’nor id og’ia x&, and ho id a cold, respectable, stitch chap, with Ida head full of the rres’ncy. Now, if youd a-voted for Johnny Hartranffc, t who always remembera hid friends, and ain't get none of thid respectability and staff about him, and, Sam, is a better Democrat as to Heart than BuckaUw,—wa could ’a fixed it. By George! boys, it’s Heart that you want, particklar in a Ouv’nor. Tho Gnv'nor of tho great atate of Fenneylvanio ain’t got no business with “ l 8 bead full of the Pros’ncy. Let Grant or Greeley be elected, tee don’t care on ths office row which of ’em ; and mind, I tell you, we ll warm Mr. Grant if ho beats Johnny Hartranft. But Bill Mann is the best District Attorney wo over had, and he’ll always git a friend n pardon if the Judge and the Guv’nor ain’t ag’in him. He’s got Heart, he has!” “Now stop your chining, ’’ say Ike and bam, “and come round to the Pewter Pig, between Wins and Gallowhill streets, and ws'll talk bus’ness!” PARDON THE BOON OP PURCHASE. The prize of the election ip the City of Phila delphia was the pardon-granting power. It was, the issue as to whether the State should have a just and inflexible Magistrate, who would not hearken to the appeal of aDistrict Attorney, oven though countersigned by a Judge, to par don the malefactor they had themselves prose cuted and sentenced; or whether a Governor and Judge should bo made, partners and. cre ations of this same District Attorney, to make jail-deliveries when it became his interest. The greatest office for a dishonest man to hold in all America to-day is the District Attorneyship of Philadelphia, because Philadelphia has a larger criminal class than any other American city, and the negotiation of pardons through his office involves perquisites and bribes of unparalleled magnitude. " Skin for skin,” say the Scrip tures, “.an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth; and all that a man hath, that will he give for his life.” Yea! and for his liberty. A wicked man’s instincts need liberty tbo most. Men are so wicked that they have not a wife, or a parent, or some one to sell all that he hath and give them deliverance. In no part of the world Is TAHDONISO WADE X COiIiIEB.CE, as in Pennsylvania, it is a style of corruption especially fitted to a State where public feeling runs in no broad, reliable channels, but paddles out, and dries up, and keeps up a cackle without congruity, like old hens on the roost when the rooster be not on police. The little newspapers there merely pick at people, and give over, about the time there is good cause, to pick at some body else; so that opinion is never prepared for any sturdy pull, and long conviction can no more get headway than a strain of eloquence in a time of general whooping-cough. # Hence, pardons are snatched between the public cackles, and the criminal often comes out of jail without publica tion, —the newspapers meantime picking at some other poor strutter of the hour. THE SLEEPING SENTINEL. When the Great Angel comes to judge the world, and the average Philadelphia editor ap pears, there will be no more phenomenon in Heaven than if a small boy had been brought into police-conrt for wiping bis nose on the silk ekirt of one of the Muses. The Angel will look at this editor with a sort of every-day commiser ation, not wholly uamixed with disgust. He ■will say: "1 do not know any sentence small enough for you, and yet the character of this Assize de mands the highest punishment known to the law. I think I will sentence you to have Brains. Take Brains and return to your voca tion. Follow it as meanly as you have done hitherto, and be compelled to estimate youeelf. Depart,—or, rather, shoo I ” lam afraid that even the Omnipotent Angel could not put brains in this class of individual. If ho could, the brains would go one way and the editor that, so the moral effect of the sen tence would belost. THE STATE NO SETTEE OFF. In our National disappointment over this elec- tion, we have yet a missionary pity which bids ua try again. We pity tho State of Pennsylvania, whose ruler is how theDistriotAttorneyofPhlla-. delphia, and whose ample and beautiful territory is at the mercy of the criminal claaseaCthere. We pity and symnathize with the sturdy people of the State, tliat pardons are henceforward to be .thepurchase of robbers,-and-paid-for-by 'increased robbery, which, in its turn, will de mand more plunder to buy the good offices of the c ty authorities. We pity, that great State, with its boundaries at once on the Ohio, Hie lakesj ’and tide-water, that it has deserved this prophecy at tho hands of any stranger. “Hartranft,” said Major Bundy, editor of the the New York Mail, “ will carry Pennsylvania. He could not, under the circumstances, bo elect ed anywhere else. But he can carry Pennsyl vania.” • He did. * The east of the Slate was in a co matose condition from the protracted use of fried oysters, and voted for Hartrauft because, not having eaten the shells, they had not limed their intellects. The interior voted for him ho was supposed to bo another man yith the same suffix to bis name, —all the names sound ing alike after dinner there, —and because Jerry Black had just given a charater to Croawell in the Cborponniug case, which was interpreted to mean a character to the whole State ticket. The west went for him because* the oil-corner they formed a year ago, in that section, was so hein ous a conspiracy that tho only way to have it for gotten was to do tho move atrocious thing of electing Hartranft.' A" generation of Suet, who shall deliver ye from tho frying-pan to come? Bo off with your District Attorney, who has you in custody for three years to come, and be ye all pardoned in time, for we‘shall the next Congres?, and mean to punish you with|a heavy duty on. domestic sausage and all cheesy which smells-above so many pounds to tho square inch. /. THE PARDON-BUCKING GOVERNOR’S STAFF. The criminal administration of Pennsylvania will be quite complete when Mrs. Lucy'Cobb is. called to Harrisburg to add grace and infatuation to the Governor’s duty. This lady was the very .capable and accommodating pardon-broker of Johnson’s Administration. She had a beautiful eye, and wore, the smallest number four shoe, and was possessed of but one bad habit. She used chew ing-gum.’ This chewing-gum will greatly add to her accomplishments at Harrisburg,, and it will put everybody at home as if they were at dinner. The detective police officers, Messrs. Smith and Lamon, have just been added to the Legislature by the right loyal City of Philadelphia. The Judge, Thompson, who has given dignity and. character to the Bench for more than twelve years, goes down to make the way easy for the pardon-brokers’ dynasty. In place of a pure and experienced man, like Senator Buckalew, a lean, lymph, dull-eyed ahlre-butcher goes into the Executive Chair. And master of all is Bill Mann and the Criminal Ring of Phila delphia. This Mann has been in office almost con tinuously since 1856. When first elected, he had a contest, and bought off bis opponent. After several terms of unexampled corruption, wnerein criminals were compounded with, and Eeace and good order given to the winds, the etter people and journals bolted his nomina tion, and he withdrew, only to return after a sin gle term of retirement, master of the city again. He is now master of the State, and what offen ces he does not core to compound with as Dis trict Attorney, pass up to the Governor for the broad seal of pardon. In The Chicago Trib une of March 13, 1868, 1 sketched this person, Mann. He was then in temporary disgrace; he is now the only legitimate Boss Tweed in the country, and, while Tweed stole" only from tax payers, Mann’s sources of support have always been charged to be the criminal classes. H© is a man of some force of natural rowdy ism, great extravagance, and he appears to have struck hands with Cameron, and ruled his old chum, Governor Curtin, out of the Ring. Grant’s Postmaster, at Philadelphia, a man of better stamp, has just been elected County Clerk on the city ticket. Cameron will return to tbe Senate by natural ascendency over the City Ring, and live out his sordid and picayune days like a moth in the brightness of power. I asked & gentleman what persons bad been most efficacious in defending this galaxy of folks before the more provincial and verdant people of the Commonwealth. “ Well,” said ho, “ two pious men,—James Pollock, Director of the Mint, and George H. Stuart, founder of the Christian Association 1 They have issued the certificates of character, and strewn the palms before the feet of Barab bas and bis band.” GEARY AND FORNEY. John W. Geary will leave his office genet-, ally despised. Ho was neither fish, flesh, nor fowl,—solid, gaseous, nor liquid. He tinkered with Labor Reformers, and was tbe High Mogul of Union Leagues. He tried to spat differences in thievery, and cast un pen nies between different forms of felony. Nature made him for a faithful Sergeant in the Regular Army, who needed some watching, at twenty dollars a month. He was big, country-looking, and he wore white cotton one size too big, at receptions. These qualifications failed, because there was not enough natural man to eke them out. He pardoned Yerkes & Co., on the eve of ©lection, to get a document which im plicated his crow, and some say. himself, in the Evans peculation; and we discharge him from honorable mention. It appears, by all the facts, that tbe most honorable man in tbe Hartranft and Geary Criminal Co-operation Society, was the said Yerkes, and ho had been sentenced to five vears in the Penitentiary, though all the - while said to have been retained *aa a member In good standing in the Philadelphia Stock Ex change. Imagine Mr. Ketcham in jail keeping his seat in the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. John W. Porney has played tbe part in this campaign of a weak spirit, “ letting I dare not wait upon 1 would, like the poor cat i the adage.” His course of action should have been decided at tbe time Mr. Sumner broke with the Cameron-Grant party, when Forney cried, “ Halt!” And oven bis weak order then bad the tone of command in it, and made for an instant panic in the ranks. He might have cned, “About face I March!” at that time, and kept his party respectable; or he might have plunged boldly in, created a great paper and a Stale spirit, and rendered Grant’s nomination impos sible. They repurchased bis pliant and ductile will for tbe petty office at tbe receipt of cus toms, which, in tbe Scriptures, was always given to a person by the name of Mordooai. Mqrdecai Forney satin the receipt of customs, and was pelted with the eggs of criticism,—eggs which did not always burst fair nor abed the moat ' grateful perfume. His office became a pillory aud unmanned him. Ho descended from it, and attempted a sort of half-way fight between Grant and Hartranft, cutting the former from his base, and the latter from bis bypoth enuse. Had that sort of fight won, it would have been all the proportions of a campaign wasted on carrying a hen-house. To have succeeded in it, and planted the flag on the hen-house, with the TOUe House yet to carry ? would have been merely to gain a email elevation and bo unin trenebed In tbe face of tbe fire of the cidalel. But Forney was a Pennsylvanian, and could strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. He is just now getting much prophecy of ex ceeding misfortune from gutter-snipe papers like the Ecening Bulletin . To each goslings of grace and knowledge, he is still a lower and a light. He has lost nothing. His paper is ft belter property than ever, and ho a better man, for the half-fight be made. Let him proceed on the same lino, make things lively for sin and wickedness in Pennsylvania, and he will die not without record aud remembered good influence. Gath. Joaqutu nilller’tt Drive. from the iYffic York Sun, Oct. 12. Jcaqulu Miller, the poet of the Sierras, ie stopping at the Aetor House. Ou Thursday, be and Colonel Tennie C. Clafiin, Mrs. Victoria Woodhull, and Colonel James Thomas were driv en in a stylish four-in-hand to Central Park. The poet was elegantly attired in a plain suit of black, and wore a costly Panama bat, his long, light-colored hair hanging down on his shoulders. He carried a delicate cane, and ever and anon etooped over in & thoughtful mood, and rested his chin on his clasped hands. Colonel Claflin, who wore a handsomely-trimmed dark alpaca dress,. a lilac necktie, and an English riding bat, sat bolt upright in her seat beside the poet, and chatted pleasantly with him, her large, beauti ful eyes neaming full upon him. Mrs. Wood hull, who was dressed in somewhat the eame style as her sister, the Colonel, sat beside Colo nel Thomas, with whom she kept up a very lively conversation. ■ As the turnout sped over the splendid drives, the morning visitors to the Park hastened to catch a glimpse of it. Joaquin seemed annoyed, and he blushed to the roots of the hair. .He frequently turned to the fair Colonel by his side, and said he failed to understand the rabid curiosity of New Yorkers. As they passed the statuary the blue eyes of the poet lighted up with a peculiar lustre, his poetic fever returned, and he spoke in rapturous tones of the poets of old. Mrs. WoodhulJ was inclined to talk poli tics, but the warlike Colonel of New York’s col ored regiment seemed spell bound with tho poet’s talk. At last they reached Stetson’s, and partook of breakfast. Many flocked to tho dining room to see the yellow-haired poet, whose married life has been discussed over the entire and the woman brokers of Wall street. ing their repast and spending some time in con versation, the party returned to their coach, and were driven through the Park to the Fifth avenue entrance, and thence down town, the fair Colonel and Mrs. 'Woodhhll going at-once to their brokerage office, 48 Broad street, and the .poet and Colonel Thomas\to their hotelT- On their way down town they were-the observed "of all observers, and the poet drew a“ sigh of relief when once more in his room in the Astor House. THE BARONESS VON RHADEN. WliylTlmeVYainiiioXucca'Xeff Berlin. for a Contract . wUbrtlie Royal Theatre and Forfeit-- ■ ing tlie Position prCouj^Slnger—Xlie PHiua Donna in Her Own Defence— Comments of tlie Rerlln Press.; Berlin ( Sept, 13) Correspondence of the ‘New York Sun, , As tv>A in your city, the following information i cannot i but bo acceptable to your readers. It relates to her departure’ from Germany without baying ob tainedieave of absence from tbe management of ; the Berlin Royal Opera House —a matter which- 1 is seriously agitating tbe minds of the - public hero 'at tbo present timer and which also forms the theme of animated discussion in the news paper press btthe German, capital. « Several years ago Mme. Pauline Lucca entered into an engagement with Herr Yon Huelsen, the General Superintendent*of the Royal theatres in this city. Bytho terms of this contract, the pdma donna was constituted a .life member of* “the Royal Opera Troupe at a salary of 8,000 thalers ; per aunum.' The contract also-provided that she was to receive a pension of 2,500 thalers a year so soon as her voice should be gone. In' engag ing Mme. Lncca on these terms, the shrewd manager no doubt.closed a very advantageous bargain, for the stipulated salary is a very small one when compared with those generally paid in Europe to first-class artists, and when: taking into account the superior talents and accomplish ments of Mme. Lucca. 'On the other hand, it must be borne in mind that the Emperor Wil liam honored her with frequent- costly presents, and that tbe-provisions of her contract with Mr. Yon Huelsen were such as to allow of her ac cepting 11 star ” engagements in Russia and Eng land during three months of the year. Your readers probably, are aware that Mme, Lucca several years ago was appointed by a royal - decree the Prussian Kammeraangerin' (court singer), the highest honor' which can bo con ferred upon any artist, and in which honor, until recently, she shared with Messrs. Niemann and Wachtcl, and with Mme. Mallinger; Some diffi ! culty, however, arose between the rival canta trioes. The nature of this “ unpleasantness ” was trifling, and Lucca came out of the difficulty victoriously, owing to her influence with the Emperor and Empress, while Mme Mallinger fell into disgrace at court. It is only proper to add that there are' many people -hero who con sider Mme. Lucca to have been clearly in the wrong, and who assert that Mme. Mallinger was most unfairly dealt with by their Imperial Highnesses. The duty imposed on Mme. Lucca by her ap pointment as court singer was to sing in all royal court concerts. The position of Karmner sangerin is agreeable and pleasant.* Mme. Lncca b«d installed herself firmly in the favor of both the Emperor and Empress. The latter especi ally was moat affectionate and kind to the fair artist: She was never allowed to'"miss any of the soirees given by their Imperial Highnesses. Mme. Lucca is bound to spend three months every year in the British capital, with the obli gation of appearing in opera thirty times. For. thin engagement she receives 30,000 thalers a season—that is to say, a total of 120,000 thalers. The Imperial Opera House, St, Petersburg, paid Mme. Lucca for her last three weeks’ star ” engagement in that city the sum of 10,000 roubles. Her engagement with Mr. Gyo has two years to run. She did spend three months this -year in the British capital, but, instead of returning to Berlin at tbo expiration of that time, she closed a contract with Mr. Marotzek to go to America, and then endeavored to have her en gagement with Mr. Von Huelsen cancelled. Falling in her efforts to accomplish this end, she went to Iscbl, in Austria, and after spending several weeks at that fashionable summer resort the independent prims donna went to England and took passage for New York. Under the circumstances it is not to he won dered at that the Berlin press and public should be' much excited over the conduct of Mme. - Lucca, which, to say the least, seems extraor dinary. The Berlin QericUszeiLung , speaking of her unceremonious departure, says: _ “ Before embarking for the United States, Mme. proved to her ‘dear Berliners’ that she could not find it in her heart to leave a community with whom she has been a great favorite for years, without bidding her friends a fond adieu. For Mme. Lucca will hot return to the German capital. Her effort to cancel her contract with the management of . the Berlin Royal Opera House has proved unavailing, and the resolute prima donna has taken the question able liberty of going to the United States, in spite of the refusal of Herr Yon Huelsen, the general superintendent of the royal theatres in our city, to grant her leave ori-absence for the purpose of fulfilling her American ‘star* en gagement.” - : On the eve of her departure for New York, Mme. Lucca addressed the following letter to the editor of the Berlin. FremdetiblalL She writes from Liverpool under date of Aug. 31: you receive these linos I shall be on tbe ocean. But I cannot leave a city which has so much become my home that I have almost en tirely forgotten the place of my.birth, without giving my reasons for my departure and bidding good-by to a public which has always lavished upon me ©very kindness and attention that lova and affection could bestow, I cannot bear to fhinfr that my friends should be really under tbo impression that I leave Berlin for “the sake of money. Any one who looks back upon my past career dispassionately and without prejudice will admit that if I wore moved by considera tions of profit in my actions, if I were influ enced by love of gain, it would not have taken ten long years to develop that fact. I i assure you in the most emphatic man ; ner that all the treasures of the Indies could not alone have induced mo to leave a city to which I am firmly bound by the ties of love and affection. But I cannot run the risk of again exposing myself to insults similar in their character to thoso which were heaped upon me last winter by a certain clique. I cannot possi bly do so without sullying my name, and you will easily understand that I am unwilling to do" so after X have striven bard to maintain the good reputation which !, enjoy at -the-present time. I have no objection to be put side by side with -any one, and will.gladly enter upon a contest by making use of all lawful means with which na ture has endowed me; hut I will never have re-T* course to intrigues and' insults; for against -such means of warfare I am without weapons of defence. [These remarks probably refer to the little unpleasantness, above, which, occurred last winter between Meadames Lucca and Mal liuget.] I cannot find that I amguilfcy of hav ing committed any wrong action'toward the public. I have done all iu my power to induce the management of the Opera House to cancel my contract, but_my efforts to this end have been futile. * • “Affaire have thus assumed, a very sad turn for me, Berlin being forbidden ground to me in tbe future. Still, 1, am determined to remain firm in my resolution. My honor as an artist has been too deeply wounded, and the clique which represents my enemies is so little choice in the means of warfare, that I should not for the world again lay myaelf open to the same in sults, against which no human being can pro tect me. I"now request you, Mr: Editor, that you will bo pleased-to convey to my dear Berliners the assurance of my-deep and heart felt gratitude for all the love and kindness which they have shown me, and to hid.them a fond good-by in my name. The Berlin public and I will never be able to lorget one' another. In this connection 1 still avail myself of the present opportunity to remind them, of my. favorite 6oug:_ * “ * Es war so schon End musste docb verpeb’n/ *• I am, sir, yours very respectfully, Pauline Lucca.” Some of the Berlin Journals comment in very severe language~upon the above affectionate farewell. The Slaatsburgerzeilung, for instance;, says s - - - - “The Berlin public, know beat themselves, what to think of this letter. But we still con sider it due our readers to state what wo have from very good authority, viz., that Mme. Lucca, a few days previous to her departure, made use of the following language: */ shall go to Ameri ca, event/ they all stand on their heads I'" The Berlin Tagblatl speaks in still severer terms of the course pursued by the Baroness von Bhaden. Under date of the 6thinet., it publish es the follo'wing: “ The insults to Mme. Lucca daring last win ter, to which the prima donna takes the trouble of calling attention in her letter, were of a very trifling and insignificantn&ture. Moreover, they were discountenanced by the community in the most decided and unmistakable manner, and in terms highly flattering to the songstress. We therefore incline .to the opinion that none but a person possessed of a very resentful temper would think of parading those old griev ances as Just ground , for. breaking a contract. -It will bo still fresh in the minds of- our readers that the insults of which Mme.-Lucca complains consisted in a trifling opposition —which possi bly bad no existence, at all except in the im agination of the fair prima donna—said to have been offered to her on the occasion • of her ap pearance as Oherubinoi q the ‘Noaze di Figaro;’ The behavior of Mine. Lucca toward the public at that time was of so improper a character that the good people of Berlin had far bettor cause to ‘be angry f with the self-drilled songstress than vice versa. So facias Mme. Lucca s assertion is concerned, viz.: that she does not go to America for the sake of money, we -cannotrbnt doßbt-the-tmth'-of-her-reEWTHB-'in thisrespect. Still, we do not blame her for leaving Berlin for this reason. It is evident that _by_doing so she makes a very good bargain. up-_ on her return'from her transatlantic tr star en gagement,; she will' bo;in possession of a cash capital of about 170.000 thalers^--The--yearly m* .terest sum alone win be more than four times the amount of the pension guaranteed her by the management of the Boyal Opera Honae of Berlin.” Now that Mme. Lucca has thrown up her gagement,- having taken her departure from the German capital without leave of absence, and against the wishes of Mr. Von Huelsen, she will .be. of,course, no longer entitled to this pension. The Berliner Borsenzdiung. an influential and usually well-informed Journal, even goes so far as to make still more cutting remarks upon the subject of Mme. Lucca’s departure. It says: “Mme; Lucca ‘ has started on her Journey to New York without asking the consentof her hus band t the Baron von Ehaden, nay, without in forming him of her intended departure.” ; The Borsenzdiung farther informs the public that this course of action, and other proceedings on. the part of the little prima donna —which the Just mentioned Journal promises to lay be fore its readers ere long—have induced the Baronv on Rhoden to Institute legal proceedings 'against his wife for a divorce. In Justice to Mme. Lucca, however, it is proper—so far as this action on the part of Baron von Rhaden is concerned—to remind your readers of the old Latin saying: Audi aUeramportem. The Baron, it is asserted on good authority, is no longer the examplary husband he was during the first three or four years of hia marriage to Mme. Lucca. Indeed, the’fact has frequently been men tioned by the newspapers that Baron von Rhaden is an inveterate gambler, and that he has squandered many thousands of dollars of the earnings of his wife. Ho is reported to have given a good deal of trouble to the little prima donna at late years, by keeping very late hours, and conducting himself generally in a manner un becoming to one in his high station in lifeL Some of the Berlin papers, a few months ago, in com menting on the - fact that Baron von Rhaden would probably not accompany his wife on her trip to tho United States, mentioned that Mme. Lucca, in order to protect herself and her young child from want in the future, would probably have to bring suit for a divorce against the Baron, her husband. The sale of her Jewels in London, in May last, it was said, was due to the fear on the part of Mme. Lucca that she might become the victim of another Marguerite Dix blano ‘I have reason to believe that such, was hot the case, and that the sale waa owing to some domestic difficulties. It will appear as a significant fact that, on her American tour, the prima donna is not accompanied by the Baron von Rhaden, but merely by her parents. , She • has also taken along her only child,* a little girl nearly 2 years old. The Borsenzeiiung still calls attention to the fact that the 15th of September will be the day on which Mme. Lucca, in accordance with the terms of her contract, will have to return to Ber lin from Ischl, and informs its readers that, Mme. Lucca not making her appearance at the office of the Royal Opera House on the 15th of the current month, Berlin’s favorite prima donna • will be dismissed from her position as Kanvmer sangerin and member of the Boyal Opera troupe, apd that her. name will be placarded on the posters of the royal theatres all over the city, with the announcement that Mme. Pauline Lucca, the. royal Court singer,’has broken her engagement" with Mr. Yon Tho . Borsenzeitung further says, thatj in consequence of the unpardonable course which Mme. Lucca has .pursued, tho doors of * all the prominent opera houses in Germany will be closed to her in the future. Well, it is to be hoped Ibat the Berlin papers ■will in time get over their sorrow at. the loss of their pet artist, and take consolation from, the old saying: “ There are just as good fish in the sea as ever were caught.” Still, it is only, true to say that the regret at Mme. .Lucca’s absence from the Imperial city of Germany is shared alike -by Court and community, for she was really a great favorite with the Berlin public, from the highest ranks to the lowest. Under the • above circumstances, however, it is, of course, not to be expected that Mmo. Lucca will return to Berlin at the expiration of her con tract with Mr. Maietzok. Her American en gagement, I understand, will last until the latter part of May, 1873. She will then, no doubt, re turn to London to fulfil her advantageous en gagements at Covent Garden, for Mmo. Lucca, as before stated, is under articles vrnn Mr. Gye for two more seasons. THE REGENT RAILWAY HORROR. Particulars of tlie Accident. on tlie Elizabethtown & Paducah KoatU From tho Paducah Kentuckian, Oct, 12. One of tho moat shocking accidents it has fallen to onr lotto record occurred on the Eliza bethtown & Paducah Railroad, Thursday night, at the lofty trestle just beyond Lawton’s Bluff, and about eight iniles from the city. The traon was due here at 8:10, but was somewhat behind time, bringing it on the trestle-work at about 9:15. The speed of tho train, according to testis mony, was at the rate of sixteen to twenty miles per hour. The rear car, which contained some fifteen or twenty passengers, among them a number of la dies and two small children, ran off the track about' 150 yards the other side of' the trestle, and ran along the ties until it reached the mid dle of the trestle, when, the coupling breaking, the car turned over, and was precipitated a dis tance of about forty faet. The coupling of one of the other cars was broken, but they all wont safely off the trestle onto the embankment. The car turned completely over, striking bn its top, and the immense weight of the timbers of which, it was built, and the trucks, nearly pulverized it, it was reduced to an actual pile of splinters, and the most wonderful thing in the world is that any human being could have gone down withit and ever emerged from the rums alive. The engine was immediately stopped, and all who were able immediately set to work to rescue those who were beneath tho ruins. Tho sceno as represented to hs was of the most heartrend ing character. The screams of the women and the groans of the wounded were enough to make the stoutest hearts quail. The working force was small, hut they worked with a will and a de termination while the engineer brought the re mainder of the train to the city for surgeons and citizens. The call was promptly responded to Drs. D. D. and Joe Thompson and a number of citizens, who proceeded to the scene of the dis aster,-where they worked heroically till every ouo was removed from the wreck. Hr. Ingegnere Antonio Maledfassi, a tobacco agent sent to this country by the Government of Italy, and Miss Georgia West Jordan, grand daughter of Mrs. Cook, Clarksville, Tenn., and niece of Rev. J. T. Headrick, of this city, were instantly killed. Wo give below a list of the wounded as far as wo have been able to gather it; there are some, however, whose names we have been unable to procure: Mrs. Cameron Thompson, of Cincinnati, (daughter of Mr. E. W. Weathers, of Mayfield), received a moat frightful and dangerous wound on the head, and is otherwise badly injured; Mrs. Seymour Perkins, of Elkton, Ky., also a daughter of Mr. Weathers, was slightly injured. Mrs. N. H. Cobb, wife of Captain Cobb, of New Albany, and sister-in-law of Mr. J. R. Cobb, of this city, who came here to try the effects of mineral water for dropsy, bad her leg broken above tbo ankle and the flesh tom from the hone to a point above the knee. Amputation was an imperative necessity, and Drs. Joe. Thompson, D. D. Thompson, Tauber, and Max well performed the operation as soon as the patient could be sufficiently rallied to endure It. She is in a very critical condition, and but little hope is entertained of her recovery. Mr. A. S. Harrrington, of the firm of Mc- Donald & Harrington, was vary dangerously wounded about the head and face, and, it is thought, if he recovers, he will lose one of hia eyes, Mrs. Cook, of Clarksville, Tann., was slightly injured. • . . . , Mr. M. Livingston, of this city, was injured severely. . , Mr. I. Levi, of this city, received savero and painful injuries about the head. • , Mrs. Warren Thornberry recaivaa internal in juries which are very severe. Mrs. J. H. Cobb, of this city, received very painful but not serious injuries. Henry Burnet received a cut on the head and had his shoulder hart. Mrs. James Beverly received a severe contu sion on the head. Sbe bad a ypu Q £ child which, by the fall, was thrown some hfteen or twenty feet from her, but, with the exception of a scratch or two, was unhurt. _ p Mrs. J. W. Eater, daughter of Mr. Rosa, of this city, uaa caught under the timbers, her lower limbs pinioned, and there was not force enough present to release her. She was there fore compelled to remain m thie monition until aeeistance arrived from this city. She was bad ly cut and hrniaed about the head, face, arms, and body Her child—about 18 months old—re ceived but a lew trifling scratches. ■ • mss Ma«> 9 Reas received a fearful cut on tie head, and waa severely bruised on the face and body, but not dangerously. , Major Ed. Baker, Revenue Assessor, was very severely bruised about the head and shoulders, County received some very painful contusions on the head and •face, but not-of a dangerous character: • Mrs. Brown was considerably injured about the head and face, but not seriously. . There were other passengers on the tram, but they were fortunately on the forward car. Several theories have been advanced as to the cause of the accident, the most possible of winch, and the one which our reporter, who visited the scene, thinks is the true one, is that two wheels of the rear coach jumped off,* and, finally, 150 yards from where the first impression of the wheels be seen on the cross ties, the other trucks went off the track, and the whole car tip* ped over the trustle and dropped thirty-five feet to the ravine below. The track was considera bly tom up, but a force was at work repairing it, and it was expected that the train for Louisville would pass over it about 3 o'clock yesterday af ternoon. , ■ '’ * ’ , . Hr. Maldefassi waa found, standing up, lean ing against the side of the car, stone dead, an awful gash on the top. of his head, his brains oozing therefrom. • Mrs. Beverly, wife of the accomplished clerk of the Jim Fisk, was on board the train with a young child. The child escaped unhurt. Mrs. B. feu to the ground and one of the trucks came whirling down, the sharp edge of it comingwith inan inch of her head, pinning-her to the ground by her hair. Mr. Fomp Sebree was com pelled to cut her hair all off dose to her head ux order to release her. She was only slightly m- or more of the ladles who were wounded and fastened to the wreck, lay two or three hours in the most excruciating agony. and ter rible suspense before it waa possible to'oxcncate But a few moments before the terrible accident, little Georgia Jordan was expressing childish glee at the prospect of seeing her relatives m this city. She did not live to see them, but was killed a few moments afterwards in her grand mother’s anna. ATTEMPTED ROBBERY. A Banker in Scranton, Pehn., is Gagged, Bound, and BrntaUy As saulted by Three fften.—Failure of tlio Scoundrels to. Secure Anytliing* From the Scranton Republican, Oct, U. On "Wednesday night, about 11 o’clock, a bold attempt was made to rob the banking-house of Sanderson & Co., in this city, but the scoun drels got hold of the man who did not carry t£a key, and their plans was frustrated. . Mr. George P, Kingsbury, one of the firm in the banking house, has a suite of rooms on the second floor oyer the bank, where he sleeps. There is no one in the building at nights hut himself. Ou the evening in question he was returning to hia rooms. He entered the hallway, closed the door, commenced ascending the stairs, and struck a match to light himself up, but the draft extin guished the flame, but not until he discovered three men standing on the stairs. -This aroused no suspicion, as he thought they were a party from a club-room above. He heard one of them say, “That’s him.” and in an instant he felt an arm placed around his arms and waist. Ho then mistrusted something was wrong, and yelled murder.. The expression had no sooner been ut tered than a hand clasped him by the throat, and he was etruck a hard blow * under the right ©ye, which caused the blood to flow ' profusely. They admonished him against mak* mg any noise, and placed handcuffs on hia wrists, with his arms placed behind his hack. Ha was carried up in front of his ; room door, laid down, and the key to his room taken from hia pocket, the door unlocked, and he was carried to the bed and placed against the head-board in an upright position, his feet were tied together with, a rope, a towel fastened over hia month; they passed another rope around the head of the bedstead through his arms at * the elbows, sua fastened securely; he was then blindfolded. After tbi« was accomplished they drew down the blinds and lit the gas. A rope was placed around his throat, and then twisting it until he was almost choked to death, they demanded of him where the keys to the bank were. He stated that he did not have them. The cord en circling his neck was again twisted, and a de mand made for the keys. He told them that he did not havo the keys, that Hr. Benshaw opened and closed the hank. One of them remarked, “ George, that is not so, you are. in the bank in the morning before Benshaw.” The rope was again twisted, and the demand for the keys re newed. Hr. Kingsbury then stated that he never carried them, that the teller of the bank had them. They abandoned this in stituted a search of the room, after first made a thorough investigation of Hr. Kings bury’s clothing, the bed-clothes and mattress. The lounge was thrown over, every .drawer in the bureau ransacked, books taken from the bookcase, trunks gone through, and every nook and comer where it was possible for -a key or keys to be secreted ■ was thoroughly examined, but all in-vain. They abandoned the job, leav ing Mr. Kingsbury bound and fastened to the bed, and retired, bolting one door on the inside and passing out the other, locking it and taking the key. . As soon as they liad left. Hr. Kingsbury en deavored to make a noise, ■ thinking that some one walking along might hear him, but receiv ing no response, he commenced to sway-himself backward and forward, in the hope that he could wear the rope in two on the comer of the bedstead. Almost exhausted, ho # abandoned , that idea and adopted another plan, which, after considerable perseverance, succeeded. He man aged, by working his feet, .to get one of hia boots off, which, he said, he thought was about a rod long. After he got tlio boot off he did not experience much, trouble in getting his foot out of the loop. Having gained this advantage, he threw himself around and finally got on the floor and. backed np to the head of the bed, and by considerable manoeuvring succeeded in un fastening everything but the handcuffs, which bound his wrists. Ho walked to- the front win dow, andmonaged to get it hoisted by bringing hia head and shoulders into requisition. There was not a person to bo seen on the street, not even a policeman. He said it seemed almost an age to him before he heard a human being stir. Presently he heard some one walking, which proved to be Dr. Bums, who answered hia call. The doctor, at the request of Hr. Kingsbury, woke up Hr. L. S. Puller. He unbolted tha door mentioned above, so that they -would be able to gain an admittance. Keys were procured with which to unfasten the cuffs. He was weak and very much exhausted. " The men evidently are not strangers, as they called Hr. Kingsbury by his given name, and also Hr. Benshaw. The only thing taken was SA in money. They did not disturb his gold watch, which was in his pocket. They examined his diamond pin, ring, and studs, that were in his dressing-stand, but did not would seem from mis, that they were experts, and did not deal in anything that would lead to their detection. Bate Jewels* A London correspondent of the Boston Globe has the following: ‘• I took the opportunity, a_fewdays since, of going down to South Kensington to have a look at the jewelry at the International Exhibition. The room contain a great deal which is valuable and beautiful, and a great deal which is canons and interesting, hut I had no opportunity of going through the place thoroughly, and so can give but a very imperfect idea of the wealth of gems accumulated in the building. I saw some of the famous Capo diamonds. They were large, and of a light straw color—vastly inferior, to my mind, both in lustre and appearance, to the Brazilian and Oriental gems. -The most marvel lous feature of this exhibition, which certainly every lady who cares about jewelry should have an opportunity of seeing, was the matchless col lection of gems belonging to tho Duke of Devon shire. Setting aside the setting, which for mas sive richness and beauty, could scarcely be excelled, the gems themselves are the moat beautifully engraved stones in the world, actually dating from the times of Roman Emperors and Sassanxan Kings. Besides this I saw several specimens of emerald in its matrix, in Professor Tennant’s fine collection, and a model of the Mogul Emperor diamond, weighing 279 carats. The Princess of Wales has sent hun dreds of thousands of pounds* worth of jewels, .wedding presents, the most notable in the collec* tion being a pair of bangles, a necklace of rowi of pearls and emeralds, with, for a centre, a large stone of the latter, scratched with a tabs* manic pattern; a Highland brooch, presented by IhftQueen’s Edinburgh volunteers; the King of oO)enmark*s necklace in the Byzantine style, of dnnnonds and great drop pearls, and a Dagmai cross beautifully enamelled in blended colors; the Rajah of Jheend’s necklace nf Lasqua diamonds; the Rajah of Kurpoortulla‘6 present of emeralds, rubies, and pearls, brown with age; the Marajah Dholeep Singh’s bouquet holder; the South Wales badge, a riband and Welsh dragon in enamel, which, as we are told, “ was borne by Cadwaladyr, the last native King elect ed to rule over the tribes of Britain, from whom the Prince of Woles is lineally descended.” —England haa had the gratifying experience of reaping §1,500,000 ont of the telegraph lines since they became the property of the Qoyeni »ent.