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Business of 1573 at (lie Union Stock- Yards. . The Banner Year —Large Increase in Receipts and Shipments. Value of Receipts, $91,321,162. From the detailed and highly interesting an nual report of George T. Williams, Secretary of the Union Stock-Yards and Transit Company, ae compile the following tables, showing tho movement of live stock during the year 1373. It will be seen that in comparison with last year there is an increase of 77,353 cattle, 1,035,127 hoga, and 8,144 horses, and a decrease of 13,447 sheep. The largest monthly receipts of cattle (So 350) were in June, and of hogs (605,771) in December. The smallest receipts of cattle wore in November (37,712), and of hoga in Angnst (234.145). The average weight of tho hogs received showed an increase in January, February, June, and August, aud a decrease in the other mouths cf the year. Tho highest average this year was in April (213 lbs), and last year in Kay (223%). Since the opening of the Union Stock-Yards, Dec. 31, 1805, tbo total receipts have been 3,971,331 cattle, 17 703,013 bogs, aud 2,203,108 sheep. To the Chicago, Burlington & Qmncy Hoad belongs tbo credit of delivering at the Yards the largest amount of live stock, viz.: 239,040 cattle, 1,494,313 bogs, 87,203 sheep. Tho largest East ward shipments were by tho Lake Shore & Mich igan Southern, viz.: 173,510 cattle, 1,018,443 hogs, and 35.035 sheep. jlr. Williams estimates the value of tho year’s receipts as follows Cattle. flogs.. Bteep.. Horeca. Trial, Following is a comparative statement of the receipts and shipments of 1872 and 1873: BF.CEZPTB. Cattle. Hons. Sheep. Horses, .084,073 3,232.623 310,211 12,145 .701,428 4,337,750 291,734 20,289 77,353 1,035,127 Increase. Decrease. eniruENTF. Cattle. Hoys, Sheep. Horses. .510,025 1,833,504 145,016 10,027 .574,181 2,197,557 115,235 18,540 61,156 261,063 Increase.... Decrease 29,781 .... The following tables show the receipts and shipments by the different railroads during the year 1573: nunt*. CatO, ileus, sheto. Hows, Cliicago.KL k Pacific. .120,493 804,583 41,443 3,500 tlinS Central 85,143 725,845 89,964 3,233 C L. Qa1ncy..230,040 1,494,343 87,203 6,051) CiicaffotKorthwestem. 83,922 001,237 64,831 4,002 C'lcalot Alton 135,325 414,022 39,202 1,171 Fort Wayne.... 870 14,922 1,402 .... t ch. Central 3,944 32,889 7,093 157 Sibil. Southern 12,910 31,497 12,802 100 Pius.,C. k St.Louis... 4,390 23,000 1,632 80 C.Danr, £ Vincennes. 7,540 52,085 4,250 94 Milwaukee b St. Paul.. 7,045 21,975 11,084 511 Drlreala 5,195 452 720 .... 701,428 4,337,760 291,734 2p,259 3HIPUEXTS ' * Cattle. Jloae. Sheep. Horses. Pittsburgh & Ft.Wayne .210,305 426,171 48,717 3,247 Hi -Wean Central. 125,451 729,342 21,930 2,147 lake Shore &M. S 173.510 1,018,448 35,085 1,216 Pius., On. & St. Louis. LBO4 6,868 210 31 Ch’t,B.li Pacific... 14,322 744 4,225 129 Illinois Central. 17,035 7,554 573 76 CUi«i,BurL & Quincy.. 10,245 867 1,906 53 Chicago & Northwestern 8,802 5,880 1,714 572 ChJ<i, Alton A Bt. Louis 12,196 - 432 865 120 C n Danr. b Vincennes. 471 845 Total Total 674,181 2,197,557 115,235 18,540 Tbs monthly receipts and shipments were as follows: EECCTVED IN 1873. CatC’.r. lion*. Sherp. Horst*. ... £0.52 0 £51,225 Sf.'iSZ 7 ... 45,019 376,700 3...29 2,133 ... 63,936 271,626 21,061 4,253 ... 84,249 299,903 25,570 2,913 ...81,032 261,361 21,030 2,066 ... 83,330 245,860 2C.2G2 2,737 ... 73.207 24-4,550 17,397 1,104 ... 67,731 234,245 18,921 1,073 ... 65,394 239,512 16,794 1,340 ~. 63.815 325,716 27,871 779 ... 37,712 616,301 18,306 422 ... 42,933 665,771 17,042 210 Jiinrary.. February. March.... April May June .Ingrft..... September Goober.... NoTembar, December. ..761,423 4,337,750 291,734 20,289 SHIPPED IS 1373. CatVe. Hoot. Shuo. Horsts. .. 30,564 95,237 20,787 467 .. 35,504 163,240 24,798 2.978 ... 60,477 224,194 23,020 3,909 ... 68,531 225,715 12,793 2,501 ~. 80,251 217,914 8,653 2,663 ... 63,818 189,556 6,506 2,276 .„ 54,503 201,682 734 984 ... 49,726 153.776 1,133 1,002 ... 44,301 191,241 1,975 1,254 .. 34,162 .. 23,351 150,926 1,566 370 Totals. Jeanary.. February, March..., April.,,.. May...... August.... September, Oj-.0. •*.... November. December.. 27,976 146,577 5,794 Tetri 574,181 2,197,537 115.235 13.540 The monthly averages of the hogs received as tbo yards during the years 1572 and 1873 were an follows: 1872. 1873. Increase. Decrease. .230*; 233 V 311)3 ,233?f 266*; . 63bs .227* 201* .223* 013 .223?' 217* ~227* 230 2# R* OTi n-n is .*233 235* 2* His .257* 241* .201* 250* .272 267* ,2SS 1-10 Janai:y... Febm-jy.. March... . April Thy .... Jaly A:'gu£*.... Sejtlcn.ber. October.... !>c:ca.ber.. llie recepts of cattle, hogs, and sheep, 'since I?GS (ihs yards were opened Dec. 31, 1865,) have been as follows: EiXEEPTS. CattU, Jloif, Sherv. Total . 1363 393,620 979.510 200,420 1,582,530 I£S7 329,183 1,690,738 180,883 2,206,814 I£i 3*24,524 2,706,782 270,575 2.302,181 M 39 403,102 1,661,809 340,072 2,405,013 htt) 532,964 1.693,638 349,635 2.576,477 I-11 543,050 2,380.083 315,033 8,238,166 CS 1,075 3,252,623 310,211 4,246,909 liU 761,428 4.737,750 291,734 6,390,912 Grtid T01.3,971,931 17,709,013 2,263,103 23,949,072 LOCAL ITEMS. Tbo suit against B. J. Walker by the Cook Counlv National Bank, mentioned in yesterday’s rmausE, has been withdrawn. Br. John D. il. Carr was mode the recipient of aleautifuUy-mounted male skeleton yester ky t —the gift of several professional friends. At about 10 o’clock yesterday forenoon, John Johru on, a porter at the City Hotel, fell to the CrouoJ from an open window in the second story pi that building, a distance of about 20 feet, breaking a leg. The limb was set by Dr. An rawa, and the patient is doing well. On account of sndden sickness, Airs. Amelia lonsg, the nineteenth wife of the Prophet, will unable to keep her engagement to lecture Mre i his week. William Frederick Poole, Esq., the newly dectc d Librarian of tho Public Library** left Cin ~inati yesterday evening on his way to this Dio Rockford Female Seminary reunion will held at 4 o’clock this afternoon in Parlor 23 rf , Hotel, entrance on Jackson street. •Ate ;adica invite their gentlemen friends to call l: early hour in tho evening. Aa owner is wanted for acuantlty’o? silvor ®Poonß, forks, and knives, supposed to be ‘.r^ n were taken from two men named a-irttyandßlackmore. They were arrested rtr taken to the Armorv, where tho property mite ua owner. named Henry Engel, living at No. 14G tn« f aveaQ ®t was accidentally shot in the y 12:30 o’clock yesterday morning. o n^fv , T^ a home with his wife, and while atVyT insion Btree *» Clybourn avenue, some person, probably while ushering in the .fA a senseless discharge of firearms, *fm i a verv painful wound. He jjuejpod home by Officer Weber, and Dr. Heil Enacted the baJL cim* of henosks County, Wisconsin, taiLftrSr yesterday and arrested a man Tainn k , SUTOI, » Digamy. It seems that Imd a!?® for c^e last four years iu Ciovo ilr&c T «°k wwe has a wife and throe chil- Beat to Ireland for his tee an^^ an ’ a y oa °o lady about IS years of steon’aX 6 • 03016 to l bts country, settling, by ** Kenosha, where ho followed His wife recently began to Chrisall was not right, and she kfi Clirelaad to look for her hus band. Hearing of her arrival in Kenosha Monday, and of the issue of a warrant for lua airest, he came to this citv, hut was captured on tlio street yesterday by 100 Sheriff, who left for homo lost night with hia prisoner. About 11 o’clock yesterday forenoon a horse belonging to Hartman Bros., liquor dealers, ran away with a light wagon, and, at the corner of Harrison and Halsled streets, the thills struck a horse belonging to tho American Express Com* pany and killed him. The alum from Bdi 303, about 7 o’clock yea terday evening, was turned in by Officer Thom owing to the breaking out of flames in the two- Btory frame barn in rear of No. 20G Henry street, owned by Edward jlcGraw. Damage about -S150; no insurance. Tho bam adjoining, in rear of No. 201 Henry street, owned by Henry Ray maker, was damaged to tho amount of about 525; no insurance. The lire broke out in tbo loft. Cause unknown. About 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Dr. Mc- Donald was called to attend a woman named Jennie Manchester, at No. 122 Pacific avenue. Sho was found to bo dying from the effects of poison which sho had taken somo time previoue. It was too late to save her, and sho died about 4 o’clock. Sho was a prostitute, about 24 years of age, from Verona, N. Y., and her real name was Fogcity. She had evidently her preparations for’auicido with great deliberation, She had drawn her money, about •vSO, from tho bank, and left two notes staling her intention of committing suicide, and asking to be buried in her best dross, with hex* bracelets on. One note was to her landlady, and the other to her lover. The latter had tukon her to the Firmcu’a bay, Tuesday evening, but bad neglected her for another girl, and she could not stand tho desertion. The poison taken was either laudanum or morphine. Tho Coronor waj notified to hold an inquest. Docs Oke Statute of Limitations Re lieve itir. «asc iroin Liability to Criminal Prosecution? For tho last two or three days a rumor has been circulating around town that Air. Gage’s defalcation, in its criminal aspects, was barred by the statute of limitations. A reporter of The Tribune was detailed to trace this rumor to some responsible source, and. after diligent in quiry, ho ascertained that it had its origin in tho following section of the Statutes of Illinois: DIVISION xvn —LlU IT ATI OKS OX* INDICXitENTS AND PCNAL ACTIONS. No person or persons shall bo prosecuted, tried, or punished for any offense denominated by tho common law felony (treason, murder, areou, and forgery ex cepted), unicsQ the indictment for tho same shall be found by a grand jury within three years next after the offense shall have been done or committed. Nor shall any person be prosecuted, tried, or punished for any misdemeanor, or other indictable offense below tho grade of felony, or for any fihe or forfeiture un der any penal statute, unless tho indictment, informa tion, or action for the same shall be found or insti tuted within one year and six months from the time of committing the off ense or incurring the fine or for feiture : Provided, That nothing herein contained chall extend to any person fleeing from Justice: .1 nl provided ai«o,that where any suit, information, or indictment for any crime or misdemeanor, is limited by any statute to be brought or exhibited within any other time than is hereby limited, then the same shall be brought or exhibited within tho time limited by such statute. The point raised bysome of Mr. Gaga’s friends is, that the defalcation was actually committed more than eighteen mouths ago, and that it is not a felony at common law, and that, conse quently, no indictment can b© found. Tho city charter, however, declares that tho act of lending, or convert ing to his own use, any of the city money, shall bo deemed an embezzlement of the amount of money so loaned or used, and further declares that the embezzlement shall be a felony, and the question in dispute seems to bo whether the charter provision supersedes the common law definition of felony, so as to place the act of defalcation in the list of offenses iu which pros ecutions are limited to three years, instead of those limited to eighteen months. LIABILITY OF CITY AND VILLAHE TREASURERS. To the Editor of Thu Chicaao Tribune: Sm: I noticed in The Tribune of tho 27th inst. an account of an interview with State's Attorney Deed by one of your reporters. In this interview Mr. Reed says that David A. Gage, the defaulting City Treasurer, may bo prose cuted under an indictment had before the Grand Jury, for embezzlement. I think not. AH tho City of Chicago can do in tho premises is to sue Mr. Gage and bis bondsmen, in an action of debt on his bond, for the recov ery of the cx-Treasurer’a deficit. This conclu sion I arrived at some time ago, while interested in a case of a similar character. Chap. 23, Sec. 15, page 155, Yol. 1, Gross’ has reference only to Stats, county, and township officers, and docs not, and cannot be construed to, include officers of cities or villages, A city or.village, as a body corporate, stands in the same relation to the State of Illinois that any other corporation docs ; and where a corpora tion, whether municipal, manufacturing, or otherwise, takes bead with security from its Treasurer, to secure it from loss, to the bond alone must it look for indemnity ; therefore, iu my opinion, tho case is “The City of Chicago vs. David A. Gage, et al., in Debt,” and not “ Tho People of tho State of Illinois vb. David A, Gage.” Respectfully, Pxc. Ncwxun, Douglas Co., ill., Dec. 00,1870, . $33,204,200 . 63,1*3,000 . 875,000 . 2,023,203 .$21,321,162 8,144 18,477 7,913 THE BOOKMAKERS. Tho hrickraakeis of tho North Side held a meeting Wednesday afternoon in the Siaais-Zei iung Building. There were present Strauss, Hahn & Co., Louis Mueller, Louis Karstens «t Co., Frank Ammons & Co., Gundenmacher A Prauchmanu, Charles & John Labahn, Fritts A Nucsser. Fritz Labahn, Lomko, Schmidt & Zitz mann, Ilubl & Heiumaun, H. Koeritz, Lomko & Tiller, Christoph Leglmeyor, and Mueller A Meyer. The meeting resolved that they would call upon all the contractors to whom they bad furnished brick to close up their accounts with them within thirty days, and that they would put all those who did not do this within that time on a black-list, and baud it over to the archi tects, and inform them that the brickmakers would not furnish these people with any more brick. An association of brickmakers was also established, and a place of meeting selected, at lloom 12, No. 193 Washington street. It is be lieved that the South and West Side brickmakers will soon take similar action. 12*. Ms 6 !bs 2Jilba 16Jf tts ny t tbs tbs THE LATE GEN. SWEET. Officers of Internal Revenue, and other friends of the late Gen. B. J. Sweet, Deputy Com missioner, aio requested to meet at tho Grand Pacific Hotel this evening at 8 o’clock, to mako suitable arrangements for tho reception of his remains, which are expected to arrive on Satur day. Among the many sound institutions represented in tin a city, we would call the attention of our patrons to the ‘* Niagara" Fire Insurance Company, of New York. From its advertisement in another column will be noticed that it has twenty-three years’ practical experience, and possessed of cash assets amounting to $1,230,000. Tho Niagara sustains an enviable reputation throughout the United States, and ia known as a conservative and thoroughly reliable Company. Ito record in all the great fires of the past twenty years, and notably Chicago and Boston, cannot be overlooked for liberality and promptness to the suf ferers. Its representative In this city is Mr. James B. Floyd, whose office is at 168 LaSalle street, Bryan Block. A. G-. Downs & Co. This well-known house, in retiring from the‘dry goods trade (now located at 324 West Madison street), have made still greater reductions, as tho entire stock must bo sold out -by March 1. It includes cloaks, suits,* shawls,' dress-goods, flannels, blankets/ em broideries, trimmings, hosiery, gloves, underwear, housekeeping-goods, etc., etc. Orders are taken daily to manufacture cloaks, suits, and dresses .at ,tha ; low prices offered,and perfect-fitting garments ufo'guaran teed in all cases. Velvet cloaks a specially', and ma terial brought in to mako up, or cutting and fitting, done promptly. Change in tlic French Church Service. The Pall Mall Gazelle notices that the Arch bishop of Paris has ordered a reform in the Church service which is not without its political significance. Ever since the year 17J5 the Gal ilean liturgy has been in force’in the capital and many other parts of Franco, but Monsfgnor Guibert has directed that it shall be replaced by the Roman liturgy. According to M. Edmond About, the former was much more suited to tho spirit of the ago and to tho country, a doable merit which has led to its condemnation' bv manv Ultramontane Bishops. It is supposed that’Mousiguor Gmbert has simply obeyed or ders from Home in the matter. As for AI. Ed mond About, ho regrets the condition of elderly priests suddenly called upon to break the habits of a lifetime, and of religious booksellers who will b© left with the old Gallican liturgies, mis sals, etc., on their hands. Too Archbiohop, be it remarked, has selected AI. Marne, of Tours, and if. Le Glere, of Paris, to print the new liturgies, etc. if. Edmond About hints that it is not likely that those publishers should nave been accorded the monopoly without a quid pro quo. A NEW POINT. Tho Niagara. TtLU UmCJAtfO UAIL-r ■ TKIJBDiNBs KitiDAY, JAWUAKY SS, 1574. COUNTY CHARITIES. Visit to the Insane A&yJtun and Poor- House, The arrival of New Year’s Day is an event which always creates considerable stir in the county buildings at Jefferson, as on that day tho newly* elected Warden of the Insane Asylum and ex officio manager of the various charitable in stitutions which are hero congregated, and other officers, enter upon tneir duties. During the past year tho institution has been under tho management of Warden Lines, and yesterday ; that gentlemau yielded tho place to the • newly-elected Warden, Kimberly, who will ’ manage it during tho current year. The | occasion was taken advantage of by tbo Committee on public Charities of the County Board, who, starting at 10 yesterday morning from tbo County ! Agent’s office, drove out to Jefferson and inspected the Asylum and Poor- House. Tho party consisted of County Com ' missioned Harris, Johnson, Bussell,-Lcnergan, ! Horting, Basse, and Burdick. When they arrived at tho Asylum they wore taken in charge by Warden Kimberly and Dr. Tope, who has becu for four years resident physician there, and shown around the place. Tho Insane Asylum aud adjacent buildings have been so frequently written up that a detailed de scription of them is unnecessary. The visit of tho Commissioners was, however, made more interesting by tho fact that tho recent addition of another story’ to tho Asylum is almost completed. Of the extreme necessity for this increased space tho Commiasioaera be came aware before they made a very thorough investigation of the premises. All through tho Asylum it was painfully’ evident that more room was wanted. Outside of tho hardly completed new story tho number of patients’ rooms is only 143, while tho patients number not less than 265. so that almost every room is made to accommodate two patients.—on arrangement which is anything hut satisfactory. The new story, widen will give additional accommodation to forty-six patients, will he ready iu about six weeks. In its arrangement it is much the same as tho lower ones, being .divided into two wards, iu each of which are a dining room, sitting-room, bath-room, water-closet, wash-room, clothing-room, and twenty-threo patients’ rooms. . Tho most noticeable feature of the new addi tion is the amusement-room, —a handsome apartment measuring 45 feet iu length by 85 in width, in which it is intended at some future period to have a biUiard-tablo for tho use of tho male patients, and a piano for thoso of the ten der sox. The room was inaugurated New Year’s eve by a danco, which was attended by about 75 of the patients and 25 of the attendants, and proved a highly-en joy able affair, —so enjoyable, in fact, that some of the patients thought that 2 o’clock in tho morning was too early an hour to give up tne fun, aud could not bo persuaded to retire until the gas light had been extinguished and tho ball-room plunged in darkness. Tho best results are an ticipated from the use of tho amusement-room, and tho Warden hopes that tho addition of tbo billiard-table and piano will bo made before long. One bugbear which has troubled the Wardens from the opening of the Asylum has bcerf very effectually disposed of, —that of tho lighting of the place by Kerosene oil. In addition to tho many shortcomings of this means of illumination, tho fear of explosion and subsequent lire was a source of ever-prcsont trouble. The evil has been effec tually’ remedied by’ tho purchase, at a cost of §3,300, of an Dlinois pneumatic gas-machine, which supplies gasoline gas to 500 burners, at a cost of 61.25 per 100 cubic feet. The Commissioners took a trip through the Asylum, and found everything in good order, and when tho inspection was ended they were unanimous in their opinion that the building was far too small for tho work in it, but, at the same time, they did not see how tho thing could be remedied at present. The grounds were found to be in good order, though there was abundant room for tho talent of tho landscape-gardener, tho 160 acres of prairie, iu tho centre of which tho Asylum is situated, being as flat and baro as the day it was first fenced in, with the exception of the land iu I tho immediate vicinity of tho buildings, which is set with trees. It is hardly fair to say that nothing has been done to beautify’ tho place, os tho sum of SIOO has been granted by tho Com missioueis and expended on tho planting of shade-trees. The Commissioners’ walk through the County Poor-Houso astonished such of '’'em as had never visited it before. To give a luir idea of this institution it must bo stated that some twenty-five years ago the original brick building was erected. Since then, as oc casion required, frame additions have been made to it to tho number of five or six. In this collection of houses are kept 706 odd men, women, and children. There are to bo found tho maimed, tho halt, tbo blind, the sick, the superannuated, tho deaf and dumb, tho broken Uowu in mind and body*, all crowded together in ill-smelling rooms. So close aro they packed that at night tbo floors aro covered with beds, while bunks are built on which a second tier of sleepers may be accommodated. Tho ar rangement of the Poor-House is very system atically made, tho different classes of paupers being kept together in separate rooms, accord ing to sox. age, and their various sicknesses. One feature iu this building, which should at oncomect with tho attention of tho Commission ers, is tho total unprotectcduess against tire. There is absolutely no machine of any kind to put out an incipient lire, while tho consequen ces of one which had such headway that it could not bo got under control aro too fearful to con template. At about 3 o’clock tho Commi isioners ; departed, apparently highly pleased with what they had scan, and with their minds fully made up that whatever improvements mav be needed in the Asylum or Poor-House shall bo at once < attended to. j JOHN JONES ON THE COLORED RAUF- Laat evening John Jones, County Commis sioner, delivered a lecture before tbo United Fellows, a workingmen’s association, in the hall at the corner of Van Buren and Clark streets, in which he gave the history of the colored race in America, from the day of their first landing hero, and describing the patriotic part they had taken in the Revolutionary and other wars. Ho concluded his interesting remarks os follows: I will now attempt to show that we have made as good a record since our emancipation as any other class of citizens in this country. Wo have made our way from the cotton-patch and sugar-farm, to tho legislative halls of both State and nation. Our people are to be seen in nil the relations of life, in spite of the prejudices of the country, which, thank God, are rapidly fading away, I expect to see the time myself, when the colored men of tho South will be tho cottofi lords and bankers of that favored section of tho conn- try. We are making rapid strides in acquiring educa tion and wealth. Our children are going to school. We are buying renl estate and paying for it, both North and South, and these, my friends, constitute the rice road to success. To succeed is to bo in tho right place at tbo right time. Let us Imitate Oakes Ames in one respect only, that is let us nut things where they will do the most good. We started out eleven years ago with nothing but our hands, and with the bitterest prejudices the world ever knew against us, Tho hand of every nan seemed to oppose us, and wo had scarcely sullicieut clothing or food to supply tho natural wants of life. But with all the?o weights and limits what do we now behold? Everywhere tho black man has sprung of his own free will and determination, in spite of Church and Slate, from the position of slavery and its consequences, to the liar, the pulpit, the lecture-room, tha professorship, tho degrees of M, D. and D. 2>., and to the bar of tin .Supreme Court of the United States. Ilia eloquence electrifies thousands of listeners ; his pen Instructs the million ; his merchandise travels over sea and land ; his property is reckoned by millions ; bio strong arm upholds tbo American Government; his patriotism cannot be made to blush, for there is no black treason. All that we ask, is to be paid the regular market price for our work. I thank God that there are no Communists among ns, demanding other people’s labor and blood. \\c work for all we get, and do not propose to quarrel with our neighbors because they may have more than we have. We must also have our civil rights ; they must not be withheld from ns any longer; they are essential to our complete freedom, and I will here and now say that, If the Republican party, to which we are attached, cannot pass Mr. Sumner's Civil Rights bill while that party is in the majority, we, as colored men. must call in question their sincerity and friendship towards us. We are not demanding what ia known as social rights. These social relations lie entirely outside the domain of legislation and politics. They are simply matters of taste, and thus I leave them. Gentlemen, 1 congratulate you upon the success of this organization. Association is ono of the first laws of the Human Constitution. Union is strength, ami division weakness. 1 would advise our young men to form a military company and prepare them selves to defend the principles of this Government, if need be, with their lives. The time will come again when our Government will want all of her sons to de fend her in maintaining her principles. Tac Catch in Acliccn. The Pall Mall Gazelle mentions that its re ports from the Hague give particulars full enough to enable us to judge that tho Dutch Government has taken pains to insure itself against a second failure in Acheen. The ex pedition which has sailed in two parts from Batavia carried 11,000 of the Dutch East India troops, including'hil the elite regiments describ ed some time since by us, with 1,200 marines. The Aset consists altogether of nearly seranßr vessels, counting transports, and twonty-four of these ore powerful steamers. Gen. Van Swieten appears to have earned his headquarters with the second convoy, and to have been pre ceded by his second in command, Lieut.- Gcn. Yereyck, the two divisions of tho fleet having a rendezvous fixed off the Acheen coast. The reports made to Batavia by tho . recon noitering vessels of tho blockade squadron de clare that the enemy has been busily entrench ing all the probable points of debarkation ; and tins operation has been purposely undisturbed, it is stated, by tbo Dutch steamers, it being hoped that the troops may turn these works or tho fleet overpower them, whereas similar im pediments inland would.be likely to give more serious trouble. Part of the care of Gen, Van Swieten has to be directed to tho protection cf the new ally of Holland, the Sultan of Edi, wheso vicinity to their territory exposes him to the attacks cf tho Achccaeso, and who has called for aid against his own subjects, whom bo has apparently not been able to convince of tho advantages of tho protectorate ho has in voked. ECONOMICAL GOVERNMENT- Or tlio Science of “ Repairs. s * Washington Correspondence of the Cincinnati Gazette, Tho following outlines for a now play are sub mitted to the writers of American comedy: Scene I—The Treasury Department workshop. Euler a messenger, with spoke of a carriage wheel. Messenger (to Foreman) —Mr. Savillo [Chief Clerk] wants this spoke repaired. Foreman—Ail right. Single or doable team ? Messenger—Double, of course, stupid! Do you suppose tho Head Clerks of our Department drive their wives or sweethearts around in oao horao drays ? Foreman—Do I look like a fcol ? Don’t some of ’em have both kinds ? and when only a spoke is sent down, how’s a fellow to know which kind they are out of ? Messenger—Oh, I seo, your bead’s level. Hurry the thing up. It’s wanted before the holidays, when there’s nothing to do, and plenty of time to splurge around on tho avonuo bright afternoons. And then their New Year’s calls, you know. Foreman—Tell Mr. Savillo we’ll do tho best weean; but there’s a greatpress forropaixiug just now. We’vo got a pair of shafts to repair, double team; and a lyuch-pin, single dray; and a set of wheels, laudaulet, silk upholstery, to out- Bhine-Department of Justice; so, you see. we're pressed, but I think with tho extra force of “ temporary clerks ” just put on in the black smith-shop, we can come in time. Messenger—Well, I’ll toll the boas you’ll bo on time for him. Foreman (looking at the spoko)—Double, you say; boat Spuxish goat cushions. brown rep*uj>- holstery and finings. Bilk curtains, circular ghus .front, silver trimmings, monogram on doors ? All right; will bo on time. Scene 2—Samo messenger at a saddler’s, on Seventeenth street. Messenger—Here is a buckle that tho Treas ury Department wants repaired. Saddler—Can’t undertake it for two months. Messenger—Two months! Tho panic don’t seem to have affected your business. Saddler—No, indeed! There will be no Eauic for us as long as the Treasury reserve olds out, but that’s got down to seventeen mill ions, I hear. ileasouger—That’s so, but I hear ’em talk up there about getting in enough more from taxes before that's you© to keep thinga'tnoviug lively. Saddler—But I can’t repair your buckle this time, because you see I’ve got a hitch-strap to mend up into a double set for one department, and a girth to repair—single set, gold-mounted, you luiow—for another, and threo seta, one sin gle, but splendid, and two double, same sort, for some of the bureaus, and all .to be done by New Year. Messenger—’Who can do it ? Somehow, this buckle has got to bo fixed, and. since every ono else is going to shine out Now Y'ear’s, my boas shan’t look dim by the side of any one of’em. Where can I take it ? Saddler—There ain’t a place in town can do it for a month. Every man in the business has got more mending than ho can possibly do. You too this new-fangled law about unexpended bal ances keeps the harness and carriage business brisk. If they don’t spend it all, they have to turn what’s left in; aud you know nothing goes so bard hero in Washington as turning anything into the Treasury—turning..out is popular enough; and, by the way, that reminds me. just let rue change that buckle of yours into this splendid ready-made double set, and 1 cau send the whole tiling up at once— Messenger—But this buckle is silver, and your set is cold mounted — Saddler—What of that? How long have you been a messenger or a temporary clerk ? What use do you suppose I have for the gold buckle I am taking out? Just take this with you, and •when you get the harness and the bDI for re pairs,'why charge it both; you see ? Messenger—Surely. Make out your bill for repairs of harness, and send to the chief clerk direct. Good day, sir. Scene 3—A fashionable tailor’s on the avenue. Enter driver and footman in livery. Driver—Here is some cloth apd silk Missus the Secretary sent down, and won’t you please meas ure mo and tho footman hero, and repair Missus* two liveries —long, double-breasted, big gold buttons, broad collar, deep cuffs, lined with this hero blue silk, quilted in, you know, and Missus gays be sure and have it beat the turn-out of the Attorney-General all hollow. And repair us both a pair of tight breeches, with buttons down the legs, and Missus says, while you are at it, just get a couple of cockades for our hats, aud get ail this mending done as soon aa you can and before New Tear’s, without any fail, because we’vp got to stand around among the other Sec retaries 1 teams at tho President’s reception. Tailor—All right. "WVfe mighty hard pushed with our repairs,—ten seta, as I’m alive. —but toll Mrs. Secretory we never failed her before, and we won’t this time. Those temporary clerks they sent us are pretty spry with their needles. Footman — FiV’cm up bully, boss. Driver—Send your bill up to the Disbursing Clerk, and mako it out for repairs, do you un derstand? Tailor—Of course I do. That’s the usual way. There is precious few of ’em has it done any other way. Scekb 4—Norfolk Navy-Yard. Enter messen ger with a small piece of live-oak in bis hand. > Messenger (saluting Commandaty:. and Laud ing him the block of oak) —Sccretaiy Dobason wants this ship repaired. Commandant (to marine on guard)— Take this lunatic out of the yard. Messenger—Hero is a letter from the Secre tary which I forgot. Commandant (reads)— Confidential. NAW DSI*AHTiIENT, Wa-suixoton, D. C, Sm: The block the messenger will hand you is, or if it is not no matter, a piece of the uloop of-war Galena. Congress ia stingier than over, and I couldn’t get new sloops authorized, but I did got $3,500,01)0 for “ repairs,” wad so am go ing to •'* repair ” sir of our old sloops, and you can fix up the Galena. Take the piece I send and spike it on somewhere. Make the new ship —when repaired, I mean—9oo tons, and employ lots of men while the Congressional election is going on, so that Platt will be suro to got*back. I’ve got a quarter of the two houses fixed up with this sort of thing—Maine and Now Hamp shire at Portsmouth, Hooper and Twicholl at Boston, and so oa round to Sargent and his set at San Francit-co. (To the marine)— Never mind taking this man off. (To an orderly)—Give-my compliments to the Chief of Construction and Repairs. (Enter Chief Constructor.) Commandant—The Secretary wants tlda piece of the Galena repaired. Chief Constructor—Aye. aye, sir. Steam or eail? llow many tons? Please send down length of keel, breadth of beam, and displace ment, and I'll tell the foreman to call all hands and clear out the yard ready to begin. Commandant—You seem to understand this sort of thing. Constructor—Aye, aye, sir. When Robeson makes an appointment, he selects men who un derstand his ways. This is a good thing. It will Keep us besy repairing for two years at least, and when a ship is once launched, she'll have to bo finished, no matter who is Secretary. Whoever concludes to writ© tho play can add to tho number of scenes b> following the mes sengers around to gas-fitters, where slngle-boru ers can bo repaired into parlor-chaadelicrs, and to furniture establishments where a set of casters can bo made over into elegant drawing-room sets, and then if the whole play is written upon the theory that exaggeration is almost, if not quite, impossible, it will reflect one side of Wash ington •• Court ” life with very considerable ac curacy. A Very Komunlic Story* A correspondent of the St. Louis IHspate!*, has sent the following document which, he says, was given to him by a native of Maine, who was fa miliar with the circumstances of the murder therein detailed, who know the murderer per sonally, who was an officer in a Maine regiment during the war. and who, after tho war, removed to Western Missouri and engaged in a profitable and extensive business: “More than twenty years ago, Y. P. Coolidire, a young physician of excellent standing in tho City of Augusta, Me., murdered Edward Mathews, a nch cattle-drover, by enticing him alone into his office to take ft drink of brandy which he had mixed with prussic acid, and then, to make euro work of tho man who had befriended him on many occasions, he beat him on the head with a hatcher until life was extinct. Tho body was discovered, and Coolidge was arrested on suspicion, and, after a long and exciting trial, and upon the direct evi dence of a young student of his by the name of Flint, bo was convicted and sentenced to one year’s solitary confinement, and then to be hung. During his confinement, his slater, a young and beautiful girl, was permitted to visit him, but his health gradually gave way, and before tho year expired his death was announced, bo was buried, and for tho time forgotten. The Warden of the prison resigned his position, married tho young lady above referred to, and moved to parts unknown. Not long after the gold excite ment opened in California, a gentleman who was conversant with the case, and' who had fol lowed others to the gold mines, sent back bis deposition that he bad seen and conversed with V. P. Coolidge. This caused considerable excite ment, and the body supposed to be his was ex bnmod. and his own father testified that it was not his son.. Ofiicors were at once pat upon his tracks by Mathews’ friends, but were unsuccess ful, and until a few days since nothing has ever been heard of the murderer. Recently a party traveling through Missouri met a gentleman who Know tho early history of the. matter, and was at the trial, and ho stated he had met Coolidge frequently within tho lost two years traveling under an assumed name; that he recog nized him at sight, and charged him with being the man ; that he at first denied it, but finally acknowledged his identity, and in formed him of all the .important facts connected with the escape as follows :Ho ate very sparing ly, feigned sickness, and finally a body was pro cured from Portland and interred as his remains, and ho was furnished with money and started for New Orleans, where ho remained but a short time, and left, aiid since that timo has been trav eling almost constantly, never stopping long in any one place ; and the gentleman referred to as having met him in tho northern part of this State gave it as his positive belief that, from the description of the leader of tho lowa train-rob bers, it was no other than tho escaped mur derer.” CRUISING AROUND CUBA. Spanish Cookery—Gorgeous Fisb. CorreoV'tndence .Wi o York Tima r. It actually takes os many days to got from Battibano to Santiago de Cuba as from Now York to Havana. 1 started on Wednesday and arrived here on Monday morning, and yet tbo | distance can hardly bo more than 400 miles. We I stopped at Cienfuegos, at Casilda, the port of | Trinidad; at Stones, the port of EapirituSanto ; | at Santa Cruz. ancTat Manzanillo. As wo often I remained for half a day waiting for freight to come down by the little railroads with, which the ports and cities in rear are connected, it is not suprising that wo were so long in coming so ehort a distance. Bat the Spaniards, conscious that tboir lino is not the speediest, and that they charge somewhat roundly, have done their utmost to please. The Villa Clara is as well built, spacious and pleas ant a boat as any of those which navigate our American rivers. There is not, indeed, the same gorgeousness of decoration as on the boats of the Sound, but the cabins are as large, if not larger, and everything is kept perfectly clean. The great attraction, however, is the table, which is really unsurpassed. The Spanish cuisine was perfectly unknown to me, and when I first eat down to breakfast I looked with some suspicion upon the dishes, thinking there were mines of garlic and of red pepper in these appe tizing “ plats.” Bat this proved erroneous, and I found that the cookery of the Spaniards was no longer what it had been in the days when Brit ish warriors espoused the cause of Queen Chris tina. Every meal was a succession of surprises. Bagouts ot-tho most exquisite flavor wore suc ceeded by Ash most delicately cooked, the inter vals being filled up by large prauns, called here “ cama^nca, ,, or‘*langustinos.” The materials are, however, rather peculiar. The waiter brought mo on the first day a ragout, served up in the red earthen platter* in which it had boon cooked. It was delicious, but peculiar—savory, but glutinous. I questioned 1 my neighbor who was a French tobacco-planter of Cienfuegos, and learned that this delicate dainty was cow-heol. All thobe&t “plats” are served in earthen platters in the same stylo. And, from what I saw. 1 should judge that the favorite morsel of our Spanish friend was salt cod stowed in vin egar, with rod peppers, tomatoes, onions, and occasionally potatoes. The wine used was Catalan. Sometimes it was tolerable, oftener detestable, and It was a suspicions fact that the Captain himself never drank it, always caking English pale ale. One of the strong points or this line is that you may order whatever you like, and, if it’s on board, you have it gratis. And, to do them* justice. they invariably keep whatever they think will be coiled for. ilaglish ale, brandy, wine, etc., are always forthcoming on demand. This stylo of business is practica ble among a class of passengers almost entirely French*and Spanish, for they are noted for their sobriety. But I fear if it wore tried on our river boats, there would be an inevitable bankruptcy of the proprietors, to say nothing of other con sequences. A life such as this—plenty of good things to eat and drink, a heavenly climate, a aea of em erald, and an azure sky, and nothing to do— would probably siut the great majority of men in imagination, bat iu reality it ia not the para dise one thinks it. Xo the tired man of busi ness, however, nothing can be more pleasant than the every-day existence of these boats. There is just enough excitement to please, and there is no worry. But for tho man who is not tired and who desires to work, enforced Idleness is anything brie a pleasure, and I was truly glad when wo ainved at Manzanillo, and saw in the distance beyond tho town tho filmy masses of the distant mountains. Here, in the tropics, everything is seen through a silvery veil, aud this indistinctness is one of tbo chief charms of the scenery. At Manzanillo tho town lies upon the slope of a low hill, a distant spur of the mountain chain beyond. Everything hero la distinctly marked, but beyond there is a haze ! which alternates from dreary gold to palest sil ver. Looking from the town upon tho sea, tho horizon is made more near by the shimmering atmosphere through which the low islands gleam sometimes when the sun’s rays strike upon a rock; but oftener they seem to sleep up on the ourfaco of tho waters. The water seen from the diatanco is all in streaks of varied greens—emerald green where deep, and of an excessively bright hue whore the shallowness of tbo sea permits tho white sand of the bottom to influence tho local color. Wherever there is a sand-bar or a reef, thcro you see a gleam of viv id purple fading off into a clear brown. And this von see on every aide, for Manzanillo is well protected by tho sea itself. Tho channel is marked by a number of stakes, surmounted by things that look like white inverted pails, and on tho top of each is a marine bird busily fishing. The fish partako of tho general gofgeoussees of color. If you look down into the water yon can see threo kinds of fish circulating round tho steamer’s stern. Oao is tho needle fisb. which looks like a combination of ccl and sword fish. Its snout is elongated to an enormous length, tapering to a delicate point. Tho edges of mo snout, the tail, tho fins, and a streak on each side of tbo backbone are of a most intense blue. It is bluer than ultramarine, or lapis lazuli. This fish is good to cat, and tho Span iards lovo it much, and say it is muy hueno. The second is tho percado dnado, which is actually like a pink fish, with gilded tail, fins, belly, aud head. In the centre it shines with the glitter of dulled gold. This also ia a mag nificent fish to eat. The tnird is like a flounder, brown in color, with huge goggle eyes of yellow, and streaks of deep blue around them and on tho checks, liko a flounder tattooed. Hi*marclc. Prince Bismarck, according to Galignani, has undertaken to obtain the adoption by foreign powers of Gorman as the language of negotia tions. Ho had not hitherto endeavored to im pose it officially, but had confined himself* to Komi-ofiicial propositions by his agents. He has just himself commenced the struggle. Ho sent a note in Gorman to Prince Gortachakoff, who replied in Russian. As tho Emperor William’s Prime Minister does not understand that lan guage, he had to send for a translator, and tho opposition journals of Berlin state that he was much irritated at the result of his experiment. Subjoined is a note which Bismarck Lately ad dressed to the Monitcur, of the GSrman "Em piro : I reiterate my request that persona who address private JcUerr to me during my leave of absence will excuse me If they do not receive any reply. lam bound to devote every day, on an average, several hours to the task of sending proper answers to com munications, of a political character, coming from j-erwoaa who are known, or whose position authorizes them to write to me. Von Bi^uascs. Death of the JSisr Klilnoccros in the London Zoological Gardens* yroir. the Lcmton .Vein, Dec. 16. The “Zoo” is m mourning for one of its hugest and oldest inhabitants. The great rhi noceros. which baa been- from its earliest days a conspicuous object in the elephant house, has at lost succumbed to the scythe-bearer —or who ever the rhiuoceral typical representative of death may be. Fur twenty-four years the crea ture had' lived in comfortable quarters, and withstood the rigors of an English climate; for twenty-four years it had* day after daic^ariakea of its plain meals of hay and similar food, and day after day for twenty-four years it had thrust its snout as far as possible between tbo massive bars of its den. and opened its capacious jaws to receive tbo gratuities of its admiring visitors in the shape of buns and biscuits, oranges and apples, and other tit-bits. The rhinoceros is liable to sudden outbursts of vio lent temper, and the late lamented individual was no exception to this general failing of its race. Several years ago, in a furious attack ou the rails of its den, it broke its jaw, and was for some time in rather a dangerous condition. It, however, survived tbo accident, and boa safely passed through the vicissitudes of English weather, and it may bo considered that twenty four years is about the average length of life among this species of paebydermata. Tbo hip popotamus bfs bred in tbo gardens, but no suc cess has attended the attempts to breed the rhinoceros in captivity, their violent tempers rendering it dangerous for them to be tempora rily housed together. The skeleton and skin of the deceased creature are to be preserved, and valuable preparations will no doubt bo made. How, It Is Said, Dudley, the mall- Sobbor, Was Caught. Tbo foliowring, from tbo Pittsburgh Leader, may be of interest to our readers who have fol lowed the history of the doings and capture of Wales and Dudley for robbing the mail-trains of the Lake Shore Boad: A story is now told in connection with the ferreting out of Dudley that makes quite inter esting reading, whether it's tiuo or not. This is what it is hi substance: The detectives had been for months in search of Dudley before they wore able even to get on a definite trail. Ho bad been half over the country, but bo covered up bis tracks so well, by means of bis aliases, that be baffled the detectives to keep track of him. At last, however, they ascertained that ho was somewhere about Boston, ami two or three weeks were spent by the detectives in the endeavor to find him, with out effect. It being known that Mrs. Dudley has sisters living here, it was at once conjec tured that there was soma correspondence going on between them. The detective stationed at the Pittsburgh Post-Office was instructed ler keep watch, so that, should any of Mrs. Dudley’s relations mail any letters, the address upon them could bo seen, and in this manner the alias of Dudley could be discovered. None of the family came to tbo Post-Office, however, but this only gave rise to the belief that the correspondence was carried on clan destinely. Then a ne\y plan was bit upon. The services of a female detective from Pinkerton's agency at Chicago were se cured to endeavor to discover this correspondence. What occurred then is thus told: The female detective took rooms at the St. Clair Hotel, giving publicity to tbo state ment that she was waiting for her husband—a wealthy merchant from tbo West—to join her, preparatory to a journey to tbo East. Knowing that 3liss Alice Sheridan, Mrs. Dudley's sister, was engaged at a store on 3larket street, Mrs. Holton, as the detective called herself, visited the establishment and sought out Miss Sheridan, who waited upon her at different times while she made extensive purchases. Mrs. Horton was free with her money at tbo store, and at tbo same time, with all the adroitness of her pro fession, ingratiated herself into the favor of the girl. During tbo following two weeks Mrs. Holton and Miss Sheridan became quite inti mate; attended church together on Sunday, and occasionally visited each other for the night. The detective became well accustomed to Mi=a Sheridan's habits; found what time she took to herself, and what was devoted exclusively to tbo store, and watched constantly for letters that came tb her or were written. One day she dropped into the store, just as Miss Sheridan was going out.- Sho joined the young lady, and the two walked down to Pom. avenue, and up that thoroughfare to Ninth street, whore Mias Sheridan deposited three letters iu the corner box. As soon os possible afterward, Mrs. Hol ton separated from her companion and hastened to the Pdst-Offico. satisfied,iu her mind that her work was accomplished,—not losing sight of the fact that the Penn and Ninth streets box must have been chosen as the depositoryof the letters for some special reason, others being so much more convenient. At the Post-Office, Col. Stewart, then Postmaster, was informed of the fact that the letters had been dropped, and at once seat a carrier to remove the contents from the box. Twelve or fourteen letters were brought into his private office, but the detective, with almost intuitive knowledge, picked out the three without an instant’s hesitation. Oao was ad dressed to Mr. Purcell, Boston, Mass. Under permission obtained from the Postmaster-Gen eral, tills letter was opened and found to ho from Miss Shendau to Mrs. Dudley. Informa tion was at once forwarded to Col. Eldridue, who proceeded to Boston, and, with detective help from these who had been stationed here, waited at the Post-Office for Mr. Purcell to call for the letter,which bad been properly forwarded after being read. The remainder of the story was told at the trial, —how, when Mr. Purcell came, lie denied his identity until confronted with Mr. Loomis, bat until now the means of discovery have not been given publicity. 't he Every-Day Habits of Paris Busi- Business in Fans commences at a very much earlier hour than in Loudon. By 7 o'clock in summer and 8 o’clock in winter, business men who want to see other business men, stock brokers who want to boo their clients, or mer chants who want to conclude bargains, are up and on foot. Tno banks, it is true, do not open until D a. m., but in all the great financial estab lishments the heads of offices are at their posts, the letters are opened, and the campaign of the day decided upon, an hour earlier than this. Frbm'B a. m. to noon is the bnsiest time of the day. At the latter hour all who have not to bo present at the Bourse go to breakfast, aud consider that their hardest work is over. With business men in Paris, breakfast is the heartiest meal in the day and the time spent at it perhaps the most en joyable of the twenty-four hours. They do not hurry themselves. Having been up since 7or 8, and taking nothing more substantial than a cup of coffee and a roll, they are hungry enough by noon to do fall justice to what is sot before them. With hats aud overcoats bung up, nap kins deliberately spread on knee and generally takc-it-casy appearance, they show a marked contrast to a London city man, eating his lunch eon against time and injury to health, if not shortening his days by the manner in which ho gulps down his food. In Paris the dejeuner is a rest to the day’s labor. The worst of the work is then over, what follows is merely child's play to what has gone before. Letters have to be written or signed; tho result of tbo day’s Bourse will have to bo discussed, and plans for tbo next day have to bo made. Bat tbo real hard work— the talk by which a man makes this bargain, conciliates that creditor, or gets substantial se curity out of that debtor—is over, and tho Paris ian working brain is relaxed and released from its worry for the day. Tho habits of the busi ness men in Paris are as different from tboso of a London city man as it is possible to im agine. Tho Londoner who, day after day, breakfasts at 8:30 a. tn., goes into town some four or five miles by rail, works incessantly from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.. and then returns home to eat a late dinner, go to bed, and recommence next day tho eelf-same round of horse-in-the-mnl work, can hardly be said to lead a joyous exist ence—at least not in tho eyes of a Parisian man of business, who would almost os soon be con demned to penal servitude as to lead such a mo notonous life. Tho Bourse may rise or fall; ex change on London may be favorable or the con trary ; the price of articles de J*aris may be quoted at remunerative prices or at a dead loss in Berlin, your Paris man of business, In spite of whatever may happen, stops work at 5 p. m-, tho *‘ absinthe hour/’ as it is called, when every right-minded Frenchman deems it his bounden duty to proceed to his favorite cafe and there, with cither absinthe, vermuth, bitters, or somo other stimulant to appetite, to prepare bis stomach for tbo great affair call ed dinner, which follows about an bnur later; for a little moderate and temperate pre prandial drinking is quite as essential to the comfort aud well-being of tht* Gaul as was the after-dinner port to the Englishman, or os is the after-dinner toddy to our friends north of the Tweed. The London TeUgraph of Nov. 25 bats : “ On Tuesday last, in the ‘ Captaina’ Room,’ at Lloyd’s, there took place a singular sale of a still more singular ship. The vessel submitted to public auction was a fine sea-going boat. Clvde-built, 733 tons gross, and 502 register, fit ted with the mOHt improved machinery. Not only the hull, but the mafita. yanls, spars, rin ging, engines, and expensive saloon and cabin fittings, were offered to the bidders. In short, this staunch Glaswegian stcaufer was knocked down, lock, stock, and barrel. A. vast crowd filled tbo Captains' Room when the auctioneer ascended tho rostrum. The conditions of sulu were read, and the upset price of £0,300 was put on the ship. Notwithstand ing tho largo number of spectators present, there were but few bidders: the competition was languid, and at the end of nine or ten minutes came to a atop, when the falling of the hammer proclaimed that the bonny Clyde-built steamer had been knocked down to a firm of Spanish merchants in Qraosahurch street for Vauzin, Nov. 29. FEMALE INGENUITY. ness ITlcn* From Belgravia. A fated J>hlp, X 7,003. Had Ibe vessel been an ordinary one sho would probably havo fetched a much larger sum; but in her case her singularity was rather a depression than an advantage to* her sellers, and her rarity did not impart richness to her ap praisement, It may bo mentioned that the sale had taken place under an order of Mr. Joucj the Marshal of the High Court of Admiralty, and that the -vessel was no other than* the cver-infamous Munllo. Judgment, it will bo remembered, went by default agaiDot tha owners of this notorious craft in the two suits brought in tbs Admiralty Court bv the owners of the ill-starred Northfleet; and on the occasion of that judgment some very strong re marks emanated from the Beach us to the con duct of tbo Spanish Captain, who, in steaming away from the vessel bo bail rnn down, without tendering the slightest assistance to her drown ing passengers, bad, tbo learned Judge eaid, ex hibited tbo brutality, unrelieved by the courage, of a pirate. With such a character to bring intc the auction mart, is it to be wondered at it tht Murillo brought, comparatively speaking, so little under the hammer ? Tt is not, cl course, the scrow-u learner’s fault if tha Spaniard who commanded her happened to bo cowardly and eclfiah. Yet sailors arc proverbially superstitious, and what British tar would like to ship on board the murderous Mu rillo? Tbo steamer will no doubt bo rechris tcued, and every possible means will bo taken to obliterate the memory of her former career; but there Is blood upon her head, and ir. thero not an old tradition as to the indelibility of blood-stains ? If nautical folk loro still sway tbo opinions of English seafaring people, they will think tbo Murillo as unlucky a craft as the celebrated clipper New Orleans, tbo lines of which were laid ou Friday, which was launched on a Friday, whoso Captain's name was Friday, and which went down on a Friday, with all bands, forevermore.” Mr* John Bright ana u Xhe Residue Min.’* A Lancashire paper publishes a letter pur porting to come from Mr. John Bright in answer to a request that he would state whether, and upon what occasion, ho had called the work ingmen “the residuum.” The assertion that ho had done so on some occasion had been mado by a clergyman named Bead. The following is eaid to bo the text of Mr. Bright’s reply ; Dead Sis; I thank yon for reading xne a copy of the Hyde and Denton Chronicle of Saturday last, where I read a passage in a speech of tho Rov. A. Read, of St. George’s, Hyde, to which you have called my atteutiou. I need hardly tell you that the statement of this slanderous clergyman is false, and that if be is not a slnguiarly-ignorant person ho must know it to bo false. If I bad applied the word “residuum ” to the workingmen of En gland,” if I had deemed or called them “ the dregs of the population,” should I haro giveu much time and labor and many years of my life to procure for them the right to live by tho free exchange of their in dustry, and tho right to vote that they might share in the government of their country? Ido not nnnembsi the time when, or the speech in which I used tha word “residuum,” or I would refer you to th« passage. You would at once eco how utterly unjust and false is tho construction which Mr. Read has put upon it. I do not know what Mr. Read is in hii pulpit, but I would advise him to stay there, where he cannot be contradicted. On tho plattorm ho is, what Is not uncommon in the hot partisan priest, ignorant and scurrilous, and a guide whom no sun?ltlo man would wish to follow. JUs congregation should pray for him. lam very truly yours. Earl Bussell and tbe Pope. -roy/i the Pall Mall Gazette, Dee. 15. Sir u orgo Cowyer has sent for publication, with Earl Bussell's permission, tho correspond ence which has passed between - the noble Earl and himself, on the subject of his lordsliip’s consent to take tho chair at a meeting to express sympathy with tho policy cf Prince Bismiyck against Borne. In answer to Sir George’s re monstrance against such a proceeding, Earl Bus sell wrote the following latter : PEifBSOKE Lodge. Richmond Park, Dec. 4, 1873, Dkab Sm Oeoboe Bowrcn: lam very sorry to dif fer from you iu tho step which I havo taken, of con senting to preside at a meeting at which it will be pro posed to express our sympathy with tho Emperor v? Germany in tho declaration he has mado in his letter to the Pope. I conceive that the time has come, fore* seen by Sir Robert Peel, when the Roman Catholic Church disclaims equality, and will be satisfied with nothing but ascendancy. To this ascendancy, openly asserted to extend to all baptized persons, and there fore including our Queen, tho Prince of Wales, out Bishops and clergy, I refuse to submit. The autonomy of Ireland is asserted at Rome. I decline tho PopoU temporal rule over Ireland. 1 remain yours, very truly, Russell. In a subsequent letter, Earl Bussell expressed hia opinion that Sir George bos forgotten tho part which tbo ’Whigs took in redressing tho lo* gitimate grievances of Roman Catholics. PIKE INSURANCE. NIAGARA ' FIRE inn tan NEW YORK 23 YESES’ PMITISMi EXPERIENCE. m ism $1,250,000, LOSSES PAID OVEB Agencies in all the principal cit ies and towns throughout the United States. 168 LA SALLE-ST., C3SCIOAGKX 5 Rochdale, Dec. 0.1873. Johk Bbiuht.