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Full Text of the Proposition for
Windimr-Up Thejr Busi
Articles of A.nrcement Which ihe Cred
itors Arc Asked to Sign.
The Transfer of Assets and “ Ncgoti
able Certificates of Indebted-.
Special Correspondence The Chteapn Tribune,
PHILADELPHIA, Oct, 31, 1873.
Tho following is tho full text of the agree
ment laid before tho creditors of Jay Cooke & Co.
for elgnaturoj
44 Turn Agreement, mado this let day of Oc
tober, A. D., 1873, between Jay Cooke, William
9. Moorhead, Goorgo 0. Thomas, Jay Cooke,
Tr., of tho City of Philadelphia, Harris C.
Fahnestock, James A. Garland, of tho City of
How York, and Henry D. Cooke, of tho City of
IVaslilugton, individually, and trading as Jay
Dooko & Co., in Philadelphia, Pa., Jay Cooke it
Co., in Now York, in tho State of Now York, and
Toy Cooke & Co., in tho City of Washington,
Dlatrict of Columbia, parlies of the llrat part;
fool Harlow Moorhead, of tho City of Philadel
phia, of tho Second part ; Edward A. Hollins,
jf the City of Philadelphia (hereinafter de
scribed and designated as Trustee), party of tho
third part; and the creditors of tho parties of
the lirat part, whoso names are hereunto do
icribod, parlies of tho fourth part, wltncssoth :
“Whereas, The parties of tho first part arc
Indebted to various creditors, and are desirous
>f seeming their repayment by tho conveyance
xnd transfer of everything in which they are in
{orcsted, directly or indirectly (including rights
of dower, and waiving tho exemptions and res
ervations allowed by law), and it is doomed for
tho best interest o2 tho creditors, os of tho debt
or, that au arrangement should bo mado for
winding up tho business of tbo parties of tho
first part in such a manner as will enable tbo
parties of tho first part to give tho benefit of
their knowledge and experience in tho conver
sion of their assets, so as to prevent any unnec
essary waste of tho property, and insure tho
payment of their creditors in full; and
“Whereas, Certain nssignmoutsof properties
outside tho State of Pennsylvania wore made by
tho parties of tho first part, for tho benefit of
their creditors, to Joel Barlow Moorhead, and it
is deemed expedient that all thoir effects should
bo placed in tho hands of a single trustee ;
14 Now, therefore,this agreement wituossolh);
“A'hvif—'That tho parties of tho first part do
hereby grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer, and
Bot over to Edward A. Hollins, party of tho third
part, all thoir proporty, real and personal, situ
ate in tho States of Pennsylvania, Now York,
Ohio, Wisconsin, lowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and
tho Territory of tho District of Columbia, or
elsewhere,—it being intended hereby to embrace
all tho proporty belonging to the parties of tho
first part, individually, and trading under tho
firms above mentioned, to have and io hold, to
she said parties of tho first part, to be sold and
lisposod of, and tho proceeds thereof distributed
imoug tbo said creditors, pro rata, according to
“ Second —A schedule of all tho property and
effects hereby assigned and convoyed is annexed
to tho original of this agreement, to bo filed
with tho Trustee,—it being, however, under
stood and agreed, that, If settlements shall have
been made out of said scheduled assets, with tho
consent and approval of tho Trustee and Com
mittee as horoiu provided for, before this agree
ment shall bccomo operative, tho validity of this
agreement shall not bo affected thereby, but.
when.declared operative and binding, shall bo
taken to apply to tho assets and effects still re
“ Third—'Sho said party of tho second part
hereby resigns aud rououncca said trust, and
crania, bargains, soils, assigns, and acts over to
Edward A. Hollins, hia executors, administrators,
and assigns, all tbo property, real aud por
aonal, heretofore convoyed, transferred, and
assigned to him by tbo said parties of tbo first
part, or any of tbom, upon tbo samo trusts as
tbo same property is now hold by him; and
boroby covenants and agrees to oxocuto any con
veyances or instruments of writing that may bo
advised by counsel for tbo more effectual con
veyance and assignment of said property. Aud
tbo said parties of tho fourth part hereby con
sent to said renunciation, and release and dis
charge of said Joel Barlow Moorhead from all
liapiltty to account under said assignment. But
tbo said property, when so convoyed and as
signed to said Hollins, shall bo bold aud sold or
disposed of by Jura upon or in accordance with
the provisions of this agreement.
“ Fourth —Edward A. Hollins shall havo full
power, authority, aud discretion in tho control,
management, and salo of said property and as
sets, to dispose of tho samo at public or private
sale, for cash or upon credit, or upon such
terms as ho, in his host discretion, may deem to
tho interest of said creditors, and which may, in
ais opinion, ho necessary for tho purpose of en
abling him to carry into effect tho objects and
provisions of this agreement.
"Ftflh— Whenever, and as often as, tho Trus
tee shall have accumulated enough to pay 5 per
cent upon tho debts duo or owing to tho crlditoru
of tlio parties of tho first part, it shall ho bin
duty to declare and pay a dividend to tho said
creditors to that amount upon tho several debts.
“ Sixlh—'£ho parties of tho first part shall
have tho right to sottlo any of tho debts by pay
ing, transferring, and delivering to such credi
tors, any of tho assets or property assigned to
the said Hollins, or mentioned in said schedule
(or tho proceeds thereof other than cash); pro
vided that, in making such settlement, tho
creditor shall take tho property or proceeds
thereof at a price not loss than tho rate at which
such property or assets shall havo boon ap
praised, as hereinafter directed; and that the
respective rights or lions of tho jointand several
creditors shall in no case bo disturbed.
“ Seventh—Am appraisement of all the prop
erty and assets shall bo m&do by Samuel H. Fel
ton, iato President of tbo Philadelphia, Wilming
ton & Baltimore Hailroad ; William 0. Houston,
merchant, of tho City of Philadelphia: and 801 l
Woblit, Jr., President of tho Com Exchange
National Bank of Philadelphia, as a Committee
on behalf of tho creditors; which appraisement
shall bo filed with the Assignee for his guidance,
and bo subject, from timo to tirao, to revision
and correction; and no settlement shall bo mado
with any creditors out of any property or assets,
other than money, at a loss rate than that fixed
by tho original or corrected appraisement or ap
"Eighth— All such settlements shall ho made
subject to tho approval of a majority of said
Tho Haiti Committee shall have power
to fill vacancies iu its number, uud, in tho case
of a vacancy iu tho ofllco of Trustee, by death,
resignation, or otherwise, a successor may be
appointed by a majority of said Committee! and
thereupon tho Trustee so appointed shall ho
vested with all tbo property, rights, powers, and
authority heroin given and conferred.
•‘jf'cn/Zt—Tho Trustee shall have.the power,
whenever a aeiilament is made, us provided for,
lo transfer, convoy, assign, and deliver to tmv
such creditor, tho property or assets thus agreed
to bo given to him in settlement; and tbo said
conveyance or transfer, when mkdo, shall bo a
full and complete discharge of the said Trustee,
to tho extent of the property so assigned, con
voyed, or transferred.
“ flleveuth— This agreement shall not take
effect until it is approved by the signatures of tho
said Committee of Three, who shall signify their
approval by signing tho sumo with their ap
proval, at tho bottom thereof.
41 Twvlf lh— When, and so soon us. this agree
ment is signed by the parties of tho first, second,
md third parts, ana tho approval thereof is
given to it by tho Committee above mentioned,
;ho sold parlies of the first part do hereby agree
with the other parties hereto, and with ouch
other, that the agreement shall then take effect
tnd operate; uud they do ugroo to accept tho
provisions made for them by this trust, and that
die estate of tne said parties of tho first part
may bo administered und wound up iu tho man
ner provided in this agreement.
“ TlUiimilli— Tho Trustee shall have author
ity, power, and discretion to pay off and dis
charge any and all mortgages or other debts
which may bo scoured by collaterals or pledges,
whenever, in his judgment, it may bo
expedient to do so, for tbo purpose
Ol DfAsorvind and iirotoatimr the oronortv.
ostnjo, and offcotn which arc assigned to him
and ho shall alno have power ami authority lo
make any exchanges, adjustment, sottlomonln.
compramlnoH, and arrmigcmontn which, in his
judgment, are necessary or expedient in the man
agement of Urn properly and oiTocts which are
assigned to Jilin; and ho Khali also have power
and authority to advance and loan the money of
tlio trust whore, in liiii judgment, it nmy ho uoc
oasury or requisite in order to nmlcn tlio hhkoih
or proporty «t tlio estate more vahmhlo or ivvail
ablo for -tlio purpose of eventual realization
thorotrom, and also to convert the bonds or cou
pons of any company Into lands, if, in Ida. Judg
ment. it shall ho expedient, oml to dispone of the
Inmla bo acquired, when, and an shall seem to tlio
boat advantage of the trust; provided that it
nhall ho in tlio power of a majority of the Com
mittee to restrain or control tho oxorolao of
the discretion ami authority in thin clause of tho
agreement, if they at any time shall think prop
er no to do.
"Fourteenth— Any creditor or creditors hold
ing collateral sonority, who may sign this agree
ment. shall retain and preserve ids or thoir
rights io auoh collaterals, as also tho right to
soil and dispose of the same in accordance with
tho terms of tho hypothecation of such security
or securities. And this agreement shall only
apply to Hitch creditors as may not ho aatislicd or
discharged by ouch collateral security. And tho
Trustee shall have tho power and authority to
make such arrangements with tho holders of col
lateral occurity au, in bia judgment, nmy bo for
tho best intorcata of tho estate.
44 Fi ftcenth— Certificates of the interest of the
roopoctivo creditors in tho trust estate may bo
issued to them by tho Trustee, in negotiable
form, in lieu of tho present evidences of indebt
edness, when and ns demanded bv any creditor.
* 4 Sixteenth—' The Trustee shall give security for
tho administration of his trust in the sum of
SIOO,OOO. and shall keep tho funds collected by
him on deposit, or interest, in such bank or
trust company as may bo selected by the parlies
of the firat part and the said Committee, and the
interest so accruing shall bo added to and form
part of tho trust-fund for distribution; and tho
Trustee shall keep all proper and customary
books of account, which shall at all times bo
open to tho inspection of any of tho parties in
terested in said trust. And tho' creditors hereby
expressly waive tho benefit of any and all stat
utes or laws in any State, ’Territory, or
District, in which tho property or assets may bo
sitnate. requiring tho Trustee to give other se
curity than that heroin provided, or tho filing or
recording of this agreement, or tho filing tho
account of the administration of his trust iu any
other State or county, except la tho City and
County of Philadelphia r.ua State of Pennsyl
44 Seventeenth— When and no rood as alt tho lia
bilities of tho parties of tho first part shall Imvo
boon settled or liquidated by tho administration
of ttiis trust, or by other arrangement, tho
Trustee shall reassign, reconvoy, ami transfer to
tho parties of tbo first part nil tho property, es
tate, and effects thon remaining iu his hands,
freed and discharged from any and nil trusts, to
bo received and bold by thorn in Iho same man
ner and proportions ns they thon bo enti
tled to or interested in tbo same.
) “Eighteenth— Cornelia E. Moorhoad, wife of
william G. Moorhead; Ada E, M. Thomas,wife of
George 0. Thomas; Clara A. M. Cooko, wife of
Jay Cooko, Jr.; Margaret A. Fahnestock, wife
of Harris 0. Fahnestock ; alary E. T. Cooko,
wifo of Pitt Cooko ; Anna L. Garland, wife of
James A. Garland, and Laura S. If. Cooko, wifo
of Henry 1), Cooke, acting by her attorney in
fact, —hereby unite in this agreement, and do
hereby severally release to the said Trustee any
and all dower and other iuloreslu which they
may have, severally and respectively, in tbo
property, estate, and effects hereby assigned mid
transferred ; and do further covenant and agree
to oxecuto such further assignments and instru
ments of writing, and to duly acknowledge tho
sumo, as may bo advised by counsel.
“ Nineteenth —lt is further understood and
agreed that, whenever tho Trustee shall so re
quire it, the several parties of tho ilrat part
shall convoy and transfer by proper deeds, or
other assurances in the law, any real estate or
personal property belonging to them and in
tended to ue embraced by this agreement; and,
when such property is so conveyed and trans
ferred, it shall no hold by tho Trustee under and
subject to tho provisions of this agreement,—it
being understood, however, that such property
is, in point of fact, already transferred thereby,
and that such additional conveyance is only
made for tho pnrpooo of obviating tuo expenses
of putting Hus agreement on record in tho vari
ous counties and States in which such real es
tate may bo situated.
“ Twentieth —Tho Trustee shall have tho power
to employ all such agents, attorneys, dorks, and
assistants, as ho may find necessary and proper,
and to pay a reasonable compensation for their
services out of tho funds which may como into
his hands.
“ Twenty-first —lt is further understood and
agreed that tho signature to any copy of tho
agreement mado by the several creditors shall
havo the samo effect ns though all had been
affixed to one agreement, and tho signatures of
tho creditors who may sign any duplicate may bo
affixed to tho original agreement In tho City of
Philadelphia by Stephen White, or other pci-son
to bo named by tho Committee, os tho attorney
in fact of tho several creditors, who may sign
any copy hereof with tho sumo effect in all re
spects as though tho original agreement in Phil
adelphia had boon signed by such creditors
tboiuHolvos, and tho signature of anv creditor to
any snob copy shall bo Bis aut hority‘therefor.
“ Twenty-second— As Mrs. Laura S. H. Cooke,
wifo of Homy B. Cooko, is in Europe, and can
not now execute this agreement, it is understood
and agreed that sho may oxoonto and deliver to
the Trustee any dood or deeds, or other assur
ances in tho law which tho counsel of tho Trus
tee may advise for tho inuposo of vesting in tho
Trustee the title to tho property of Honry B.
Cooko and Laura 8. 11. Cooko, which is set out
hi tho said schedule, and sho may also authorize
an attorney in fact to sign this agreement for
her; and that tho execution and delivery of such
deed or deeds, or other assurances in tho law,
and tho signing of this agreement by such attor
ney in fact, shall bo us valid and effectual in all
respects as though this agreement had been
signed and executed by Laura 8. H. Cooko in
“In testimony* whereof, tho several parties
hereunto havo sot their hands, tho day and year
first above written.” Eiiti*e.
How Nice It In to Jlc A O&orno ami Go
to (laliforutu.
From the iiatUuwra Sun, 0rt.28.
Trno Blue, the winner of tho four-milo boat
race Saturday, loft Baltimore for Sun Fraucisco
last night In a special atoolc paloco car by tho
Northern Central Hailroad. Truo Bluo’s rider,
Barbee, with Chamberlin’s agent and his colored
man Jim, accompanied tho horsoin his sumptu
ous car. Tho outside of tho oar was painted a
bright rod. Upon either side a brilliantly dis
played placard was posted, reading as follows:
7 ‘ Please do not detain mo. Business of impor
tance with my friends, Thad. Stevens and Joo
Baniol, requires mo. lours truly, True Blue.”
Upon expressing a desire to inspect tho interior
of tho car and to interview tlio champion,
pormission was cheerfully accorded by
Mr. Chamberlin, Tho rear end of tho
car, which had ' been sot apart for tlio
valuable stood, was lined all around with thick
mattresses, as was also tho roof. Glass win
dows wore placed in tho side to secure proper
ventilation. Tho foro part of tho car was divided
into five separate compartments for two of Truo
Who’s stable companions who are to accompany
him. Tho middle of tho car was arranged for
tho accommodation of attendants, and for tho
storage of temporary supplies of provender. It
is expected that tho horso will reach Sun Fran
cisco in about eight days. This will allow Truo
Blue only about u week in which to recover from
tho effects of his long trip by rail boforo con
tending against Thad Stevens and Joo Banicl in
tho $20,000 race, which will take place Nov. 15.
Tho result of this. eutorpriso is watched with
considerable interest by turfmen in nil purls
of tho country. Should Truo Blue win tho race,
ho will undoubtedly nevor start again.
All Old -Ship.
From (fie Philadelphia Fveninn Telegraph.
Tho bark True Love, Capt. Thomas Wothorill,
has Just arrived from Greenland with a cargo
of hryolito. This vecsol was built in (ho year
1704, and is, consequently, 109 years old. {l'lio
sides batter inwards to the top of tho gunwale,
und this makes the vessel much broader
at tho waterline than on deck. In nautical
language the sides are known as 44 tumbling
homo,* because they fall in above the bends.
This hark was built at Philadelphia, but it can
not bo ascertained with any degree of certainty
at what particular point. Tim Custom-Houso
register does not contain tho record, because the
vessel was built twelve years before the be
ginning of tbo American Devolution. It Is
most likely that she was built m Kensington,
ns it appears from history that tho first ship
yards on tho Delaware wore established iu that
locality, not far from tho X’onn treaty ground,
Tho hark was built for parlies residing m Hull.
England, ami still hails from that place, and for
forty-seven years was engaged iu tho whaling
business iu tho northern seas, nud appeared to
ho at homo among the Icebergs of tho Arctic
region. It is understood that tho vessel has
never required any considerable repairs. The
original timbers appear to bu as sound as tho
day tiioy wore orootod on the stocks in old Ken
sington. The bark registers 2W tons, but will
carirv much more.
The Testimony of Mrs. Still anti
Detective Stiles.
Letter from George W. Hill, Esq,
To tho h'dilnr of The Chfeaqo Tribune:
Win : Your artlelo of Saturday last, entitled
41 Sequel of the Helen Jewett Murder,” aooma
like au attempt to peroon Mr. Joseph T. (Jlark
iion's reputation at the expanse of mine. I
thank you, therefore, for the column which you
allow mo, ami will economize It an best I can,
Dialing faola, and Jot tho public judge whore tho
odium belongs. I will say, however, that, if
Joseph 1\ Clarkson IdniHolf had written your
editorial, ho could not have gloaaod hla conduct
over more auccoHafnlly than that does.
Tho first thing to bo dono is to correct tho
many orroro of your article, for which, it is fair
to suppose, your informant is. responsible, as
editors do not evolve facts from thoir inner con
Passing by tho romance of tbo introduction,
which is alt well enough to enlist readers, 1 come
to tho point whore romance ought to stop and
matter of fact sot in.
First, then, after stating whatyoucall 44 tho
theory of-Mr, Clarkson’s clients,” —for which
theory tho render is made ready by what pur
ports to bo a straightforward, almost historical,
narration of facts which are not facts, —tbo arti
cle snys that Iloxio 44 paid no more attention to
tho certificates in his possession, and never took
any stops to got a patent to tho land.”
This is untrue, and your informant must have
known it. I have in my possession authenticated
copies of the original letters on fllo in tbo Land-
Ofilco at Washington, showing that Joseph
Iloxio, after obtaining the absolute transfer of
tbo certificates and tho land from Hobinaon, on
tho 20th day of Juno, 1830, applied, in
July, 1830, for a patent to bo issued
44 in tbo name of Joseph Iloxio, the owner
of the certificates,” which latter wore for
warded to Washington at tho same time. Two
patents wore issued, each for 100 acres of tho
land. One of tho patents was sent to Iloxio in
1830; ho delivered it to mo, together with Ids
conveyance of tho lands and the original certifi
cates, when I purchased of him in May,
1870. Tho other patent was delivered
to mo by the Commissioner of tho
Land-OlUco. Those authenticated letters aro
part of my evidence in Hill vs. Hoxio, as
Mr. Clarkson very well knows.
Au to my 4 * procuring ” adoed 41 from Mr. Hoxio,
thou a man 75 years old,” I need only say, at pres
ent, that, iu tho negotiations botvvocu him and
mo, ho was advised throughout by hia son, Na
thaniel B. Hoxio. then and now ft prominent
lawyer of Now York City, whoso deposition in
my behalf forms part of my proofs in tbo enso
mentioned, and attests that neither ho nor alu
father had any fault to find with mo.
Again, yon state that tho certificates “were
found in an old safe, where they hud lain some
thirty years," as if yon would convoy tho idea
that Iloxio had forgotten them until my pur
chase, when the fact is, that ho and his sou, ns
tho lal tor’s deposition shows, bad boon in cor
respondence with parties hero for tho solo of tbo
1 did hot commence suit *• after iho Fire,” ns
you slate. My decree was obtained iu August.
I now come to Mrs. Emma R. Still, whom you
correctly cull Mr. Clarkson's “ only witness^” —
tho sister of IHchord P. Robinson, a “ spiritual
istic medium," as you say, and. I will add, as her
testimony proves, a clairvoyant, a strolling
physician, and a sometime lecturer on woman’s
rights, living separate, though not divorced
from, her second husband. 13y moans of this
Woman’s testimony my title was to bo destroyed.
. You say that, “ After considerable search
throughout tho country, this sister, Mrs. Still,
was found in St. Louis.” Sho swears that
Roots—whom you stylo a lawyer, but who is a
steamboat-captain—interviewed her in Now York
City in August, *lß7l, touching her testimony,
and again interviewed her on tho samo subject
at Albion, Mich., in tho summer of 1872. Sho
swears also that Clarkson wont to Now York,
and there learned sho was in Albion, and visited
hor at Albion in tho spring of 1872, in relation
to this suit. From Albion, sho tcstillcd, sho
camo to Chicago, and was hero throo weeks
preceding Nov. 10,1872, stopping at the Woman’s
Homo, where sho was visited by Mr. Clarkson,
and called also at Lis ofllco. Her testimony
could have boon taken here, but was not. After
consultation with several parties horo, —among
whom, sho tostiliccl, was Mr. Clarkson,—aho de
termined to go, and did go, to Bt. Louis, where
sho staid ail tho winter of 1872-’3, living on what
sho could rake together by her various
occupations. No movo was raado toward
taking her testimony until tho last
of February, 1873, notwithstanding moro
than a your had elapsed since Mr. Clarkson
brought his suit, and I had at lust, after much
opposition from him, got tho caso set for hearing
for tho Ist day of Slay, 1873.
Mrs. Emma H. Still, following tho language of
a cross-quoutlon put to hor, answered it us fol
lows ;
No. 1 have no interest Su the subject-matter of this
suit, nor have I boon promised any portion of what
may ho recovered therein, nor any reward or compen
sation whulHoevur.foriiiy participation therein ns a wit
ness, nor for tho value of tho Information which I
hnvo furnished relative io (lie mutter in controversy.
Tho three noxtqueslionsondher answers wero
Q.—Have you heretofore received any money'or other
valuable thing in consideration of or on account of tho
Ati-vices omi information referred to lu the last inter
Q,—Have you no expectation whatever of any pres
ent or rownrd from any pursuit or toumi In ccho of tho
imceoriH of Catherine amt fleeter McKay in this unit V
A.—None whatever.
(J,—Has no person mentioned or proposed that you
should have, in that uveut, tome present, compensa
tion, or reward?
Mr. Clarkson was present while all theso ques
tions wore asked and answered.
Now, Mr. Editor, had I or my attorney known
thou what wo know now, viz,: that this Mrs.
Still had in hor trunk, there in St, Louis, a docu
ment drafted by Joseph P. Clarkson, ns ho will
not and cannot deny, and which is now part of
my evidence on file, and of which I now give a
litoral copy, I should certainly havo had the
quontion put whether Mrs. Still’s daughter was
to receive any present, compensation, considera
tion, or rownrd, dependent upon tbo result of
this suit. Hero is
tiik document;
WrmiiEAi;, Kmmu It. Still, formerly Emma It. Coo,
tho sister of Richard Parmidco Robinson, otherwise
Richard I’armnloe, was named in said PHpmalee’H will
ua a conditional legatee, dependent upon tho death
without Iwmuof his devisees, Atala A. Parmalco, tho
mother of tho undersigned Catharine McKay and tlio
undersigned Catharine, which contingency cannot
now occur, and the said Emma can lako nothing under
said will lu consequence of tho death of said Atala A.
with issue. Aud
Whereas, We uro aalinflcd that whl Emma It, Btill
—who, wo are Informed, la the only surviving mem
ber of tbo family of the said Itlcbnrd I‘. Bo blnumi—
was always Ida moat intimate and most cloaoly.nfl'oc
tloimto relative. next to his father nud mother. Ami
WiiEiinAo, Wo tiro now endeavoring, uu this devices
of auld ItobhiHou, to recover S2O acrca of laud iu Cook
County, 111,, patented by him from parlloa claiming
the rl lit und titlo to It, and proceedings In equity
have Iwcn iiiKtllntcd for that purpose, which may re
sult In long litigation and eoualderublo expense, uud
may result unsuccessfully. And
Wiikukas. Wo learn that said Emma It. SHU Is In
straitened clrcnmutaueea pecuniarily, and that who him
an only child, a daiighu-r, living, Mm. CJeorffu Brooks,
of how York City, who la also straitened In circum
stances; uud wn uro desirous and willing, If wo shall
bo snectHßfiil, In whole or in part, in said suit or bulls
to recover said lauds, to give to said Mrs. Brooks u por
tion of tho same, or of any amount which we may ro
allro by compromise of «mr claim thereto, If It shall bo
compromised, hi consideration of the relation of her
self to said UohitiHon:
Now, WB no DECUAIIK IIBItKDY, That, If wo shall h«
able to recover the entire property, wo will convoy to
tho said Mrs, Brocks ouo-lumh part of tliu property,
free from any i-xptmhus which wo nicy Imvu been at in
Hh recovery. If we ahull recover one-hull of said prop
erty, wo will pay lo hep three thousand dollare (t;M)00)
In money; nud. If wo recover any leas amount than
nno-hulf of if, we will pay to her 0 nor cent of the c«*U
value of such amount ho recovered, estimated at the
Him) of recovery. And, la cacu wu dim a compro
mise of our claim In money, wo will pay her B per cent
nut of tho amount uo recovered.
Tho above iu u free expression of with and
Intention on our part, and wo do It
out of regard for tho feelings that wn hollove existed
between the said Blelmrd uud his said sister.
UmoAao, 111., Juuotiu, IH7U,
. Oathaiuni: McKay,
(By John F, Boots, Jut a(tornny-ln-fact),
llrorou McKay,
(By John F, Booth, his utfoniey-lii-fiud).
Both myself amt my attorney discovered from
Mrs. Bull's manner of testifying that, for some
cause, she wished to keep her daughter's where
abouts, und oven her name, unknown. Jdv,
GlnrkHnti manifested euuad auxletv on tho samo
nuhjeot, objecting to all questions—and _ they
wore not a few—on those points. Mrs.! Htlll
naid : 44 1 protest against dragging tho names of
parties into this trial who have no knowledge of
Iho circumstances, and were not horn until years
after they occurred," etc., oto. Mr. Clarkson
Bocondodtho protest, ami caused tho Commis
sioner to write down: .“Mr, Clarkson objoqt/i to
this and all hitciTogntorl*'R relative to Iho daugh
ter of.thowitness, us Immaterial ami irrelevant?
and asks Mr. Barmmi to slate Iho object and
the purpose of tho inquiry us to her."
mvnsmva stiles.
Aft my space is limited. I cannot now detail
the circumstances through which Mrs. Still was
Impeached, as the was succouufnlly. I did em
ploy a detective, and (bo sequel shows tho capo
unn Iho ulmraotor of Iho witness justified it. If
your article or your informant means to Insinuate
that I, either directly or, Indirectly, through tho
detective Or otherwise, paid dr oltordd Mrs. Hiiil
anything for her testimony, " 1 say it is nnirno.
Tho detective's namo IsHlilos, and his deposition
shows how by degrees lie won her confidence,
and finally got possession of tho above docu
ment and niucli other information connected
therewith. • , , . . j >
The following la from Stiles’ deposition, re
ferring to Mrs. Still and hor various’ conversa
tions :
She tnhl there was a nrgo amount of properly nt
nlakc, nmt that it ull dupeiuieil on her lc«Hmouy. Slio
natd dial, when berdoponlUcm wan being tnkon, Jf Mr.
llamum. Mr. Hill's attorney, at ouo stage of tho exam
ination, had naked her one certain question, she would
cither have been compelled to perjure herself, or hoik!
Omrkaon buck to Chicago without» wise. And Hint tdic
did not think they (Hoots and Clarkson) had treated
her right; that she had written to Clarkson, and made
-a demand for $3,000, to ho paid Immediately, or tho
unit should not go on; that she possceacd evidence
that, If Bho wnn to nmko known to tho other side,
Clarkson would not dnro go to trial, for bin reputation
was at ttako In tho matter ; and that, If Clarkson did
not pay her Iho mono)*, thin null should never come to
Inal, but that oho would Ural open negotiations with
the other side, and got nil tho money out of them that
she could; and requested mo to act mi n go-ltolwecn
between her and Jlilf and Harnmn. and usaict her in
selling out to them lo asooodau advantage as possible.
Hbo also, nt a subsequent stage of tho conversation,
slated that the question (hut Harnum forgot or failed
to ark her was s If her daughter was Interested, direct
ly or Indirectly, In tho suit; but. she raid, an she told
Clarkson on that evening utter leaving Bpencer’s of
fice, whoro the deposition was taken, the spirits hint
allowed them lo skirt on tho edgo of danger. Hho
showed mo letters from Clarkson, also telegrams,
somo of which I answered for her.
She said nho was very anxious Mr. 11111 should not
find her daughter ; for, If ho did, and should put her
on tho wltncßa-afund, and she was to bo united whether
«ho was interested, directly or indlrcotlv, Iu this suit,
and woo to answer “ Yes,” It would ruin Clarkson's
ease ; and, Jf sho wore to answer “ No,” It would place
her and her daughtor In Clarkson’s power.
Another extract from BtUos’ deposition :
I understood her to say that It wan after her deposi
tion was taken, and when Mr. CJarkaou was about to
return lo Chicago, (bat ho was hi her room ; and that
It no happened that she hud occnnlou to open tier trunk,
hi which the Bnld paper or writing was lying at tho
(lino ; and that sho said to Mr. Clarknon, “ There Is
that paper,”-- pointing toll iu tho trunk; and that
Mr. Clnrkron said to her, “ Homebody might get bold
of It; It isn’t wife thoro; you hud better Jet me take It
mid keep it for you nud olio said h!ic gave It to blm
then and there ; then shn said ho brought It with him
to Chicago ; nud tho said Hint, after bo had gone with
tho paper, aho got to thinking about it,—that, aho had
nothing, and they (ClarkKou and . Roots) bud every
thing ; ho Bho mild site wrote to Mr. Cliirknon. tolling
him to return tbo paper, and that bo did bo by ex-,
(Note. —Answer objected lo by Mr, Clarkson.)
It io duo to Mr. Clarkson to say that ho ex
amined tho above document when Stiles pro
duced it, and said, in my bearing, aud that of
Mr. Baruura and Morton Culver, tbut ho re
membered that ho did tuko tho document with
him from St. Louis to Chicago, among other
papers, by mistake, and that bo returned it when
It was not until after those developments that
Mr. Clarkson abandoned tho cause, requesting
mo to withdraw from (he files not only Stiles’
deposition, but Mrs. Still's also.
Spaaniaig' tho Father off Waters in
Six ITloulhfi— A Draw did feet in
ZoHte/cum, Mo., (Oct, 111.) Correspondence of the St,
i , Louis 'i’iiiics.
Tho intended to cross the
river at this point is rapidly approaching com
pletion. Everybody is astonished at tho rate of
progress made. Though tho work was not com
menced uutiltho Ist day of July, tho super
structure is already being raised, and tho wholo
will bo completed by Christmas, at which time
the grand opening is expected to tako place.
I am indebted to Mr. 11. W. I’arkhurst, tho
assistant engineer, for tho following facts and
Thoro are uino spans, varying from IGO to 2GO
foot in width. Tho draw is 411 foot in length,
being several feet longer than any other draw in
tho world. Tho piers nro all of solid masonry,
which rest on piles driven very near each other
and then sawed oIT, and a heavy timber founda
tion bolted to tbo piles. All tho timber is at
least four feet below tho lowest water over
known, and about 500,000 foot of the best tim
ber was used in tins way,
The pivot pier is tho largest on tho river, rests
on 200 piles, ami contains 1,200 cubic yards of
solid stone. Tho oast approach, extending half
a mile, and tho west approach one-eighth of a
mile out into tho river, aro constructed of earth
embankment and strong rip-rup walls. Con
nected with tho west approach is an iron bridge
of 140 foot span, over tho Noix Creek, which is
being built by tho American Bridge Company.
Tho Keystone Bridge Company are building the
seven short spans, tho Kellogg Bridfto Company
tho two long and tho draw spans, and Reynolds,
Saulpuugh A Co. tho foundations and approach
es. A corns of twenty engineers, divided into
iron, wood, and masonry inspectors, direct and
lay out tho work under tho supervision of R. L,
Cortholl, chief engineer, ami H. \V, Parklmrat,
assistant engineer.
In tho bridge thoro aro 5,000 cubic yards of
first-class masonry, 50,000cubicyardo of rip-rap,
200,000 cubic yards of oarth embankment, aud 50
tons of iron bolts, beside tho bridge superstruc
ture, which iu of the. best iron, unci will bo llrst
clasu in every particular. Tho total length of
tho bridge will bo 2.052 feet.
.On mi average, COO bands are kept constantly
at work. There aro also In use three steam and
ton hand derricks, three steam pilo-drivcrs, twen
ty Jlatboats and two steamboats for handling tho
material, Ac.
Tho Bridge Company aro building a dvko half
a railo long, from tho Illinois shore out into
tho river, diagonally down stream, so us to keep
tho channel through (ho draw.
Tho bridge will coot nearly $1,000,000. Tho
reason tho Company aro rushing things through
so fast la because tho Chicago A Alton Railroad,
which crosses hero, has to transfer all its cars by
boat. Tho boat wua frozen in for a considerable
time last winter, causing oonsidcrablo trouble
and expense and great loss of tnuio, so tho man
agement are determined to bo prepared in such
a way this winter that the ice will not affect
Tlio Jl>rivcr’N Story.
TVftm the Sew i’ork liccntnii Vast, Son. 1.
“Ah, sir, this is going to bo a hard winter,”
nnid a groat, burly car-driver to us tho other
evening; “and I b.\w yesterday what such as
you don’t see very ofton, ami hardly huliovo
when it’s told to yo. One of tho men that drove
on this lino nigh throe years sent his little gal to
ask mo to come see him, and I laid offlast&ovon
iug and wont.
“ Now 1 heard how ho was sick with consump
tion, hut 1 didn’t know how sink until 1 got
there. b
“ As euro ns I live, sir, there was that follow
what ono year ugo was as strong and hearty a
young man as yon over saw, with his logs no
bigger than my wrist,—and him a lyin' ou tbo
door heavin’ and chokin’ all tbo dav and night.
“ Ho told mo hadn't sent forme till ho bad to.
and on looking round, sir, I saw there wasn’t
any furniture Jett 5 and altho’ a year ago ho hud
his little room dttod up comfortablc-liko, ho had
sold oven the straw in his tick uud was a lyin’
ou* the door. ‘I wouldn’t care lo live, Jim,’
said ho (spookin' very hoarse and troublesome*
like), * but for my poor wife and children : for
altho’ I’m only in their way I like to sea 'om
round, and I shan't trouble ’om much longer.’
And hero ho looked at his wife und smiled when
she cum up and, taklu’ hold of his hand, told
him not to talk like that, but to pluck up hope
for her sake and tho little ones,
“By and by, after looking at her ami then
round the room at tho children, his lip com
menced to tremble and the tours to dll his eves,
in spite of his tryin' lo smile 5 and altho’ I think
i’m as hard-hearted ns any man, I couldn’t stand
it and just bust out oryin’.
“ Well, it seems be hadn't anything to eat that
day, mo I gavo him $3 (all I had) and sent for
some broad, aud a bundle uf straw, and, best of
all for him, I do holiovo, I got his
babies a stick of candy and a whistle, anil loft
'om almost happy* Sly old woman has been
over to-day to tako ’em uu old bedstead wo ain’t
usin’, mid I've collected OH for ’em from tho
drivers, and we’re thlnldn’ of getting up a ball,
hoping to make enough to soml him to a hospital
ami give his wlfo u start. Bo they’re not so bad
elf now as they might be. But there's lots just
like 'qni, aud there’s goln’ to bo more afore the
winter’s through.
“ Hold on till I slow up a bit, sir. There !
flood night, sir } good night.” And wo walked
away pondering on the terrible words of that
kind hearted wau : “ There’s lots iustliko 'em.”
Pictarc of tlio Republican Candidate foi
The Southern-Claims Swindles,
J-'rom Our Own Correspomkut.
WABIIINOIOK, Oct, 01, 1073.
fill*. Clmndlor, a Rood lawyer ami staunch
Northerner, who has lived above a quarter or a
century in Virginia and douo tho Blalo good
service, Introduced mo yesterday to Mr. Hughes,
tho Hcpubllcau candidate for Governor. 1 could
not help making a mental note of tho difference
between Chandler and the candidate ho sup*
was tall, bony, of a high color, full of memory,
anecdote, bonhommlo, resources,—almost every
thing for which tho traditional Southerner is
praised. There was nothing of tho traditional
Yankee about him, except a provincial pro
nunciation. Perfectly In earnest, all heart and
work for tho causo, lively, humorous, and, in
short, such a hero as Porto Crayon might like
to have in ouo of his pictures, ho was moro
Virginian than tho Virginian whoso cauao ho
tho candidate, on tho other hand, was a hnzol
oyodman, wlthafnco like a short ellipse, sur
rounded with gray hair above hiu largo brow and
a gray board below his chin. Ho scorned to mo
to bo a sort of half-fed Pomeroy. Ho was slow
of circulation, abstracted, not neighborly, and,
when a light alarted in his eye, it was tho light
of a consuming ambition, which know that, in
tho community ho aimed to govern, nothing but
success was tbo guerdon. If ouo should com
pare tho men, ho would soo in Clmndlor tbo most
food for merriment, tbo most generic Yankee,
and a man who, by Ids nature, got thin and sonic
wlmt ugly, if I may say so, as time cropt upon
him. But, in tho Virginian, who was at least ton
years his junior, and grayer, ouo observed a
perturbed spirit, a man who folt that ho was
beaten, and, being beaten, bad no mental or
moral compensation for tho cause ho had fought
I could not look at Col. Hughes without re
membering that John W. Forney had neon him
conn aftor the War, and had said:
“ Hughes, you ore too lino a follow to go along
with tho dead ilobollion. You must como out
for us, and wo’ll do sotppthing for you.”
Human nature goes by a thousand roads to
thocnnio point of junction; but, if a man does
not got through by tho particular road ho llrat
selected, wo form hasty conclusions ns to why
ho changed. Tho candidate aoomod to mo to bo
tho least interesting member of his little crowd.
I could boo what kind of man. ho might havo
been in tho palmy days of ilobol Virginia. Ho
had stood up a few paces distant from his edit
orial onomy, Cameron, and shot Cameron close
to tho heart, so that people got afraid of him in
tho State. On another occasion lie had
in Southwest Virginia, and for carrying this chal
lenge tho newspapers had pronounced him, on
tho same day I mot him, to bo disnualillod ac
cording to tho Constitution of Virginia. Tho
Republican and Chronicle newspapers of Wash
ington City said, tho day after Imot Mr. Hughes,
that, on tho occasion referred to, ho had been a
peacemaker simply, and not a challenge-bearer;
but Mr. Chandler, his friend, with whom I talked
upon tho subject, said thoro was no doubt in tho
world that Hughes had taken tho challenge, and
his way out of tho scrapo was in tho discrimina
tion which could bo made between a principal
and second and a more lottcr-hoaror. But it
seems to mo that tho man who would tako a
challenge might probably bo tho second after it
was accepted; and, if tho Virginia campaign
docs no more than to mako politicians fear to
light duels, wo shall gain a victory for humanity
of more consequence than tho success of tho
party nominally Northern.
Chandler told mo that
Geo. AY. Hill.
tho Conservative candidate for Governor was a
line-looking young man, not above 40 or 45 years
old, with much maguotism, nud a military, ge
nial presence. Tho late Republican Governor
of Virginia, Gilbert Walker, iu Btumping the
State for Kompor.
I formed my opinion of tho result of tho cam
paign from hearing Mr. Rush Burgess, a native
of Now York, who holds tho Colloctorsbip of In
ternal Revenue at Richmond, worth $7,000 a
year, say to Col, Hughes in a toast j
“ Hero’s to Col. Hughes, and may ho win! If
ho don’t win, we’ll try it over another time.”
To this, Hughes, with some pluck and quiet
ness, replied: “ Old Virgimiy never tiro I”
was on Floyd’s staff for a short timo. Ho is
ImUo a different looking-man from what you
would suspoct of the genuine duelist. Ho has a
sort of benevolent forehead and paternal pres
ence, and a stature almost short, with some con
spicuous baldness. lam told that ho is a man
who writes with real vigor, but loses tho spirit
of ins diction when ho speaks it out. His cold
hazel eyes. broad apart, and measuring mien,
are the only marks ono can see of tho banteror, —
tho person who deals hi tho law of bluff and
flro-arms. ;If he has fought duels, or hurried
them on, since tho timo tho Constitution sot a
mark on such practices, lot tho State got more
from Lis misfortune than it might from his elec
tion. •
To mo, ns & critic, It was a good study to soo
this broad-shouldered, erect Virginia journalist
surrounded with his little galaxy of stumpers,
who go with him to speak, or sometimes tako
their fortunes iu their own hands, and separate
to make tho
in remote court-house places, where thoro is
ofton no town whatever, and a talker is thrown
upon his mental and animal resources. Mr.
Cowardin, tho Richmond journalist, who has
been off ut sea for more than ono year with one
of our Naval Captains, and who has come homo
cosmopolitan, and perhaps more Republican than
Conservative, told mo that, for tho first, timo in
tho history of Virginia, tho young men and tho
while men wore going to Radical mootings; and
said'hot ‘‘The Lord knows how they might
not voto when they hoar tho talking of those
fellows. I remember when to go to a Radical
mooting involved social ostracism, hut nobody
seems to think anything about it now.”
Amongst tho persons at tho table whoro I sat
aforesaid, a young pokor-bluffor, without much
restraint over liiu tongue, and quite peart and
common, but generous enough if you lot him
win. Olmndlor, ns I Imvo said before, was one
of those idiosyncratic, oarueot men who have
come out of Maine, and loads the Northern
cause in Virginia from principle, while ho has
espoused some of the Virginia habits. At the
same table was a regular Virginian, n man above
the middle ago, with dap-oars and lighting phiz,
poor clothes, and a wonderfully sober look, who
spent much of his time rehearsing parts of
speeches ho had mndo iu the cause, and could
not tako any joke whatever. Ho was a native
Virginian, brought up on bacon and greens, and
could not feel a bod-bug iu his pantaloons. On
the subject of
I may say that Hush Burgess, when I asked
him whore I could moot with tho average people
of Virginia at slumping times, said lo mo;
“My Qodl young man, you don’t know what
it is to get up in the morning about i o’clock,
with nineteen kinds of doas and bugs about
you, iu soma Virginia Hotel, and you go down
stairs scratching your uncombed bead, aud got
into a wagon before daylight to catch some
stage or train, and ride along 12 or 15
miles before youoomo to tho spot you woro to
moot your opponent,—-ho meantime drunk at
his leisure,”
Borne time ago, I referred, in a letter to you,
to tho foolishness of what is called tho
Sinoo that writing 1 have gone around amongst
respectable Southern men who know tho situa
tion, and (hoy toll mo almost uniformly that tho
present Claims Commission is’ a small villainy
kept up to maintain tho carpet-bag Congress
men and their constituents.
“ When you see u man who brings a claim for
$10,0(10,” said a Confederate General to mo,
“you will generally find that ho in a man who
never owned $1,000.” , •
The .whole thing is Used up between tho
OJaim-Agouts, uud some of tbolr
avaricious constituents. Those claims have no
equity, either personal or sectional, and tho
Government Is spending Wnlllioua every year
unon them, whereas tho war ought to bo closed
Governor of Virginia.
up In ovory respect. Tim liiformnnt to whom I
spolto imirt na noil Hint tlm lobby tor (bo
WR« equally unprincipled, mul wan led bv Sam
Smith, of California, oM Hornehol V. Jcilnmon,
nml HiiL’h other iloaloru In the bonus ami propos
A Chapter of PciNonal Jmtatov}*.
From the .Wifi IV/; Tinu'tt.
Tho Buko of Mouchoator, who. with his son,
Lord Ahuulel villOjduft Canada for Europe last!
week, without visiting the United States; prob
ably hastened homo at tho nows of bin daugh
ters engagement to tho Buko of Hamilton.
There nco row Americans, who have been much
abroad of late yearn, who mo not familiar with
Homo of tho history und oxplolta of tho present
holder of this celebrated historic title, over
which Thackeray lino thrown an additional in
terest by introducing tho Buko of Queen Anno’a
Umo ns a prominent figure m Kmnoml.
"Whether,” say tho Brothers ChnmberH,
"from Us being tho premier peerage of
Scotland, tho figure which lire family
him made in history or politics, or tho circum
stance that, fulling tho Brunswick lino, it in tho
next Protestant branch of tho royal family iu
micccßPion to tho crown of Scotland, it is certain
that no title carries with it moro of tho venera
tion of tho country than that of Hamilton." It
is to bo foavod that this veneration can scarcely
havo extended to tho persons of tho last two
Bakes. To the grandfather of tho present Buko,
notwithstanding tho respectability of his habits,
may not improbably bo ascribed a good deal of
tho decadence of tho house. A mau of moat
prodigious pride, he thought nothing less than
royal nlood worthy of nllianco with tho liouno of
Hamilton, and when tho announcement of tho
Queen’s marriage was made to him, bo expressed
tho opinion that Her Majesty would have dono
bettor to have looked nearer homo—alluding, it
was undorntood, to his own sou. By his wife,
Miss Bcokford, daughter of tho celebrated author
of Valhck, ho had two children. Tho fate of
both has boon moat lamentable, and their chii
drod havo, with a single exception, turned out
mlnorably. Tho daughter married—no doubt in
fulfillment of tho ambitions views of her father
tho lalo Buko of Newcastle, who will ho romom
borod in this country as tho Minister accompany
ing tho Prlnco of Wales hero. This marriage
was dissolved on account of tho misconduct of
thoDuchcHH, thou Countess of Lincoln, with
tho Earl of Oxford. This lady still lives, but in
complete obscurity. There is a story current,
for whoso truth wo cannot vouch, of how she
mot her oldest son under circumstances tho
most distressing that can bo conceived. This
said oldest eon would bo penniless, by reason of
bis extravagance, excepting for tho property ho
enjoys through his wife, tho illegitimate
daughter of tho loto Mr. Hope, who Inherited an
irnmonso fortune from hia father, of tho great
Amsterdam house of Hope & Co.. which ho loft
to tho mother (whom ho eventually married) of
(ho Duchess of Newcastle. With ono exception,
tho career or the Buko’s brothers has boon most
discreditable, and thoir names Irnvo been re
peatedly before tho public in connection
with vico and extravagance. Ilia only
sister made a wretched marriage with
Lord Adolphufl Vano Tempest, whom some
will remember at Washington during the war.
So much for tho Buko of Hamilton’s aunt and
cousins. Ilia father, tho late Buko, wished, it
is said, to have married early in life an exem
plary lady, ono of Queen Victoria’s most inti
mate ami valued friends, but although of a very
ancient family, this lady (who afterwards mar
ried a Buko) was nob doomed a fitting match for
the Buko by his father, who vehemently opponod
their union. Consequently, to satisfy tho latter,
ho at length married the Princess Mario of
Baden, a first cousin of tlio lato Emperor Napo
leon. This marriage led to his almost
entirely residing abroad, a circumstance
arising probably iu no slight degree
from tho fact that tho Duchess was not
granted a precedency, which she doomed her duo,
at tho English Court, over ail other Duchesses.
Paris, therefore, became peculiarly agreeable to
bor. It is well known at tbo outset of tho Sec
ond Empire great difficulty was experienced iu
potting ladies of tho right sort to oomo to tho
Tuilcrios. Hero tho Duchess of Hamilton was
of great use to her cousins. The Duke’s splen
did lineage was such as even tho Faubourg St.
Germain was bound to admit, while, however,
they might sneer at tbo Duchess’ descent from
tho Corsican attorney, there was no denying her
being of tho royal house of Baden, .The Buko
and Duchess consequently became regular roni
dontu of Parle, and thoro'tho Duke died, under
most distroouiug circumstances, iu 18G3. Ho had
been supping at tho Muisou Doreo, and had a
wager with Mr. Howard as to tho number of
potita vorrea which they could drink. Tlio un
fortunate Duke fell as ho was leaving tho house,
and was carried homo only to die. A brawl in
which tho present Duke and his brother were
concerned, some years later, in company with
some ladies of tho domi moudo, iu tho same
street, provoked some crufllungly severe com
ments from tho Pall Mall Gazette as to the
Rcono they had selected for finch proceedings.
Since tho death of thoir father tho career of tho
family has been all down hill. In 1860 tho
present peer’s only sister, Lady Mary, made
a miserable mutch with tho Prince of Monaco,
and presently became actually a fugitive
from her husband. Ilia only brother, Lord
Charles, became at tbo name time a fugitive from
his creditors, and haa frequently figured in the
bankruptcy courts. As to the Duke himself, ho
is the best pigeon tho groat Mr. Pndwick over
had to pluck. Tlio late Marquis of Hastings was
a mere bagatelle compared with tho premier
Duke of Scotland; Duuo of Brandon, too, iu
England, with Homo half-dozen princely scats in
tho two countries, all unentailed; Hamilton Pal
ace in Scotland, and Hamilton House in London.
How tho astute Pndwick must havo chuckled and
rubbed bis hands auho swept His Grace into his
capacious not. Tho result lias been
that Hamilton House': has been sold
to tho son of a successful iron
master—Sir Ivor Gueat, while Hamil
ton X’alaco ia principally occupied by that
very clover gentleman Mr. Pndwiek, himself.
Some years ago a now venerable Duke, revered
by nil who know him, a neighbor of Hla Grace of
Hamilton, hearing that tho young Buko was at
his ancestral homo—a very rare occurrence—and
desirous to encourage him in what seemed a new
departure in a right direction, wont over to visit
him. On being shown iu ho found to hiu con
sternation that tho Buko wan away for the day,
and that Mr. Padwick, tho visitor’s particular
bole nolr, was locum tenons. At first His Grace
was ico, but gradually ho thawed under tho in
lluenco of tho wonderful apoudtlmft-catch
or, and afterward "confonHod a charm”
in the manner and fiftid that tho devil who
not ho black as ho was painted, Tho mother of
tho Duke of Hamilton’s bride, tbo Duchess of
Manchester, ia a Hanoverian lady of groat ambi
tion, to whom report has not been always uni
formly kind, and it will no doubt bo widely ex
pected that, iu marrying a spendthrift of tho
Duke’s habits and repulsive appearance, her
daughter ia to bo sacrificed to the ducal coronets
of Hamilton and Brandon. Tho Duchess of
Manchester was Mistress of tho Bobos to the
Queen under ono of Lord Derby’s Governments.
Her Grace, it is said, was perfectly- de
termined that have this appointment—
tbo feminine "Blue lliband"—she would, ami
when Lord Derby was out of office she wheedled
tho promise from him, which he was very re
luctantly obliged to keep when tho time arrived.
While holding tbo appointment, thoDuohosa was
lost in tho Highlands, when staying at a country
town, and Mr, John Bidwell, of tho Foreign Of
fice, who died tho other day, wrote a squib on
tho event, parodying “ Tlio Lay of tho Last
Minstrel.” The opening lines ran :
The Triml was cold, the way was long,
Tlio Duchess seamed so young and strong,
• The Mistress of tho Itobun wut sho
lu the last Derby Ministry,
nazaluo midU’Atimnlc.
Tho “ French correspondent" of tho London
Times tlmu describes tho scone in tho Triauou
on tho seventh day of tho trial:
A curious study is presented by thoso two men
(Dazaluo nud the Duo d'Auumle) whom the
cuprico of events Ims brought face to fnco in
such ii Bolomu circumstance of thoir oslslonco
that tho bolup, tho honor of a whole nation
scorn at stnko m thin torriblo controversy. Tito
Duo d’Aumalo hail studied this trial with unusual
ardor; ho eat up over it tho half of last night;
ho has prepared bin questions with most particu
lar caro ;ho ia master of it. Ho knows all the
army has done, all it might havo done, all It
should havo dono.
Tho questions which tho Duko puts aro correct,
precise, and mark well tho oml at which they
aim ; tho voice is cold, sonorous, somewhat mu*
nolonous, hut intelligible, Tlio Marshal, seated
in front of him, answers in an unimpressive,
rather low tone of voice. Now and thou tho
voice suddenly changes, ho much so that people
at tho lower oud of tho hall think it Is some ouo
oluo who is speaking. This happens when tho
Marahol roads any report or document which
may help to justify him. As tho Marshal thou
puts on his double eye-glass, and trios to road in
a louder tone thou ho speaks in, tlio ohongo in
tho voleo ia complete, aud ovory ouo rises on tip
toe to soe who is tho now-oomor that
is reading. Tho illusion is complete. Hut be
tween theso two men, between that Prince, now
become a Judge, aud that Marshal, now on trial
for his life, tho conversation breathes a stiff
cold, bit irreproachable politeness. Tho Duko
Hover says anything but “ Monsieur le Maro
chal. duo Marshal uovor begjjis his answer
olhortvhiQ than “ Monsieur lo President.” But
behind that formal polilonop.H inflexible deter
mination in eonntantl.v ooticentoil. At ovorv
moment Iho M&iHhnl, in the futoronfe of bln do
foiiHC, trice lo introduce Romo incidental narra
tive, oomo unknown particular: but at ovorv
moment • the Buko hloim him with ‘‘l.
think, Maruhal, that. incident will come In
tnoro appropriately at oucli and imeh a Umo ”
and ho brings him back within the nar
row liintlo of tho interrogatory ho mcaijH to put
him through. At a given moment tho Mnndml
utopu and wiyH, “ Will you allow me, Momdour lo
President, lo read you an order emanating from
mof" "In it of interest, Mntßhal?" "Of "rent
hitmenl,” "You, bubiu it of Intorcnt for tho
qnoiitlou now before na?" " You, Monnionr lo
President." “Thou road it, ploauo,” and tho
Marnlml pntn on Inn double oyc-gla9u, tho Duko
Ilia moot attentive look, and the Marwhal rcaito,
no that any one coining In juut thou would think
that it.irtm a council 01 war, not to judge him,
hut to deliberate with him In common. On an' 1
other, occiudon thin hcouo ooouih again,
but in a moro dramatlo form. ‘The
Buko ha» got to tho Battle of Borny, to the
bloody affairn of Bozouvlllo, Bt. Privat, and
Qmveiotto. Ho RlrikeH tho Marnlml homo, ho
proanoshim. hoharatmos him. "But, thou, you
did not want to break through In tho direction
of Verdun ; you did not comply with tho ordera,
tho dcairen of the Emperor, who wanted you to
crons tho Moselle.” " Will yon allow mo, Mon*
Blonr lo President, to read you one of Napoleon I.’h
commentaries?” "In it opportune, Marshal ?"
" Perfectly so, M. lo Bug.’’ Thorcunon tho Mar
elm! bogiun to roadn paauogo: " Aoomnmndcr
in-ehlof should never take Into account tho
ordorn of a Oonoral or a Prlnco who in at a
distanoo from tlio field of buttlo,” ,tc. Moun
whilo, tho interrogatory narrnwu its clrclo. it
hcoomoa moro proofing. "Bid you rolloct
that the rood by Gravolotto wqh a Uongoroua
dofilo cloven miles long ? Did you destroy tho
bridges so as to prevent tho enemy from pass
ing, and oocnro your own retreat ? Had you not
on tho hclghlo whero you woro supplies for two
days? Why, instead of taking advantage of
them to inarch forward did you allow them to re
turn ? Why did you koop your reserves on your
loft, which was protected, and why expend your
right when your retreat might bo cut off ?•» And
tho questions follow closely upon each other. It
is like fencing. Tho Marshal parries, covoro
himself, makes a return thruat by advancing
some military principle, but at length
tho Duke draws from tho Marshal’s
answers, this conclusion, which is like a thrust
right homo: "It is, thou, true, ns was main
lamed. that you never had tho intention of go
ing to Verdun, mid that vour only object was to
camp before Metz ?” Tho Marshal feels tho
blow. Ho hesitates, and then replies sharply,
" I have not said so. I stuck fast lo Metz,
which was my supreme resource, but with tho
firm resolution of reorganizing tlio cadres, which
had been destroyed, and of cutting my way
With that anewer the sitting camo to an oud.
Tho two fonccra avo worthy of each other, and
both very clover; but one ’ haa tho beau role of
avenging tho country; tho heavy, crushing task
of tlm other is to nave from thin wreck his honor
and his life, both alike threatened.
C'orcl;;:x Market**
Liverpool, Nov. 4. —Cotton—Bull and eas
ier ; middling upland, .8)J08?{d; Orleans, Od.
Sul oh, B,(KW kites; American, ; npcculation and
export, 1,000. Yarns unit fabrics at Manchester dull
and lower for nil articles.
BrcaUstuffs—Qulot. Receipts of wheat for the past
throe days, 34,003 qra of wheat: 28,0'J0 woro American.
Receipts of corn for tho same time, 15,000 qrs; Ameri
can, 13.003 mu. California white wheat, average quality,
winter, lie [email protected] 2d. Flour, [email protected] Corn, 32s 2d
®:J2soa, Cheese, CBs. •
London, Nov, 4—5 p. m.—Connols for money and
on account, K2?£(<li)2.»£. United States bonds—s-20a
of V5,1)2; do of *(<7, 9(Uf ; 10-409,90*,'; new ss,
90?; ; Brio, 38)*'. The amount of bullion gone Into the
Bank of England on balance to-day is £27,000.
Frankfort, Nov. 4.— S-20a of 15G2,97".;.
Paris, Oct. 4.—Rentes, 57f sc,
The Live Gluck Markets.
Buffalo, Nov. 4.— Cattle— Receipts to-day In
cluding 73 cars reported iu arrive, 2,778 head, mak
ing tho total supply for tho week thus far 4,8-15 head,
or 285 cars, against a like number for the came lima
last week, Tho market wan dull, with not sufficient
sales to establish prices. This being election day,
hut few buyers woro iu attendance, own*
era holding stock at last week’s rates,
Sales include 175 head of Illiuoln steers, ranging from
1,100 to I,BOD, at $5.0000.20; —head of Illinois cows
and eccdera, averaging 887, at $2.50; 129 head Ohio
steers, ranging at 1,20001,318, at $5,0005,40; 20 head
Indiana steers, averaging 1,010, at $5,40.
Sheep and Lamus—Receipts to-day, including re
ported arrivals, 3,000 head; total for tho week thm
far. 0,000 head, against 5,C00 head for tlio same time
last week. Tho market has not yet opened,
Hons—Receipts to-Uay, including reported arrivals,
4,400 head, making tlio total for tho week of 20,10(1
head, against 23,203 head for tho same time List week.
Tho market la moderately active at last week’s rates.
Sales Include 230 head Ohio and Illinois, averaging 180
to 300 ll>B, at $4.0304.10 for Yorkers; 51.2C04.30 for
heavy; receipts, 1,410.
East Lidertt, Pa., Nov. 4.— Cattle— Arrivals, 183
cars ; medium, £4.00(25.00; common, $3.0304.14:
(docker;', $3.11)03.80,
Houh—Arrivals, 50 cars ; best Philadelphia. $4.30®
4JIU; Yorkers, $4.0004.20.
Kiikkp—Arrivals, 20 ears • be5t,51.7505.00; medium,
$4.0004.50; common, £3.00(23.75.
Watertown, Mass., Nov. 4.—Beef Cattle—Re
cclptu, 1,313; supply considerably smaller than last
week; prices firm at rates ruling a week ago; sales
choice at 59.15010.00; extra, $0.0009.05; first quality,
$8.0008.50; second quality, $0.0007.50: good duality.
$4.5005.00. 1
is in; ep and Lam ns—Receipts, 8,769 head; prices
from lower than last week. Market dull at
Ha. Hales of sheep in lota at £2.5003.50 each; extra.
$4.0008.15; spring lambo, ■4?<j'os?<<c per pound.
Tlio Produce Markets.
Cincinnati, Nnv. 4.—Bueaustcffs—Flour Is dull
at $8.8000.85. Wheat quid at f 1.3001.35. Corn dull;
old car, 42043 c ; shelled, 43044 c; now car, [email protected],
Ryo quiet and unchanged. Oats quiet st 33042 c. Bar
ley quiet and unchanged.
Provisions— Pork—Old slock light; Bales at $12.25;
new, $12.00 bid. Lard—Kettle, only a Jobbing trade at
707>.(0 ; steam, OJJo bid, naked. Bulk meats
steady; old shoulders ut clear rib, 4*(®4J£o •
clear, 4fj®sc; salon new clear'rib at sJ:,'c.' Bacon
shoulders iu fair demand at fl? i08Vo; clear rib aiUoa
ut f» a 4(<vCu ; clear
Wiussv—Quiet and rlemly at BCc.
Toledo, Nov. 4.—BimADKnrrrs—Flour steady.
Wheat quiet; umber, 51.35.jg cash; $1,39)4 seller
December ; No, 1 red, $1.43 ; No. 2 red, $1.31 cash ;
sl.33)<J December. Corn steady; high mixed, 430
each ; 45JKo December ; January; low
mixed, Oats steady; No. 1, 37®37;ic4
No. 2, 33c.
- i'liKKiiiTd—Dull and unchanged.
Receipts— Flour, none; wheat, 4,000 bu: corn,
15,000 Im; oats, 2,000bu,
Hiupmehxh—Flour, nouo; wheat, 15,000 bu;corn,
18,001) bu; oats, 3,000 bu.
Buffalo, Nov. 4.— Breadstuffa— Wheat scarce and
firm; sales, 7,000 bu at fi.23 for No. 1 Duluth ; $1.30
for Sheboygan Club. Corn dull; sales. 5,000 bn ; No,
2 Western, car-lots, 49c. Oats nominally 400 for boat
load lots. Ryo neglected, Burley dull; sales, 600 hu
No. 2 Western at $1.30.
Freiouts—Frm ut 12kfo; wheat, lie.
Bt. Louis, Nov, 4.—Biieadstuffs— Flour dull and
unsettled; lower to sell. Wheat dull and lower; No.
2 spring, U8098u; No, 3 fall, 51.220J.24. Corn dull
unsettled, and lower; No, 2, 38>;037?<o; regular,
seller November, Oats dull aim lower ; No. 2, 320
in elevator; 310 best hid at tho dose. Barley dull:
No. 2,11.2301.30. Ryo dull and lower; No. 2, Clc,
Wmsiix—Steady at 90c.
I'uoviGioNH—Fork—Nouo boro. Bulk meats mors
active; packed lots shoulders, fIVQOyo; clear rib,
C.'n'c; clour, Bacon dull; clear rib, fly®
fl,k*o; cash order lots of shoulders, oy&7u: clear rib,
7®7>fo; clear, 7y07y0, Lard dull; butchers’, fly
lloqb—Dull at $3,4003.00! most sales at $3.50: to*
colpts, 51,395. .
Cattle—Dull; llttlo done except hr low grades s
good to choice Texan, $3.1003,00.
Detroit, Nov, 4.—Uukahstuffs—Flour qulot and
unchanged. Wheat dull and u shads lower; extra.
51.40; Xu. 1, $1.41; umber, $1.3101,33. Corn dull
ami lower. Outs. Ode.
Louisville, Ky,, Nov, 4.—Dogging quiet; light
hold ot 13?V©I4>jC.
Brkadhtueeh—Flour quiet and steady. Wheat
quiet Ht $1.4001.45.
Iloofl—Dull; receipts light; common to choice.
I'novi.HioNß—Quiet; mesa pork, $13.50®M,00. B*-
con—fhouldora, dye ; dear rib, fljitafl Wo : clear. 7fl
Lard—Tierce, ' ’ * *
Whibkx—Qulot at rifloß7o.
Pjrii-ADnwnu, Nov. 4. UmcAuimirTa—Flour firm
er, hut not higher. Wheat tending upward; red.
$1.48; amber, sl.ftOoX.O7 ; No. 1 spring. $1.3801.41)1
llyo Meld at Corn tinner; yellow, 040 Me;
mixed Western, ilJ(i<il4o. Oatw llnner; white, [email protected],
dull; crude, 10yo; refined, lay
Wuibuy— At 040.
$1 U‘J v 4,—BuEAUaxurrs—Bran dull at
IMtoviflioNß—Pork flnuor uud la demand »l J15.U0,
holders asking $1f1,75. 1
tiiuiAu—\Sjih quiet; common, 7.V0; good common.
7Me ; good fair, B,^o.
MoLAHstK-Steady and In fair demand ; fair, 600
C2u: prime lo slrlctly prime, r.(JO«Oe ; choice, Ole.
Mmsicx—l)sol)syo; Cincinnati, $1.03 ; others nn«
Cotton—ln fair demand ; naloe, 4,350 bales ; prices
lower; good ordinary to strict good ordinary a* I2*<
®l4yu; low middlings to strict low middlings, l.r 0
14’bo; middlings to good middlings,
Uecciptß, 43(1 boles: exports to tbo Continent. 4.311):
stock, CfI.OHO. » * »
Monetauv—Gold, t()fl®100y. Currency, 33404.
titvrJUur. bank. !4ia'olLV; sight, 23403*-

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