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THE HIAUINN» MEETING SAT«/
DAY EVENING, 13'US INST
The late Democratic, now termed the Ma
ginnis party, held a political " jtunberee" in
front of "Our Sample Rooms," Main street,
Helena, on the evening of the 13th inst. The
time set for the meeting was auspicious for
collecting a crowd ; and a week's advertising
in the Gazette , the placarding of the county
with posters, and the activity of a half dozen
paid strikers in stirring up the "faithful" in
the outside camps and way-places, sufficed in
getting together fully as many people as gath
ered in front of the International on Thurs
day evening, on the occasion of Mr. Ciagett's
impromptu, ratification. Mr. R. H. Williams
was made Chairman of the meeting, and
delivered a flowery little speech of ten min
utes' length, in the course of which he pass
ingly referred to Maginnis, and besought the
voters who heretofore had identified them
selves with the deceased Democracy to walk
with him (Williams) in the green pastures of
the "new departure." Mr. W. has fine ora
torical powers, and is a fluent and finished
declamer; but neither his hoad or heart, evi
dently, was " in for the fight" for Maginnis,
and he greatly failed to do himself justice a$
a popular speaker.
Hon. Tom. Napton, of Deer Lodge, was
introduced first on the list of advertised
"stumpers," and stepped nimbly to the front
of the platform as the Chairman pronounced
his name. Mr. N. is a prepossessing young
man of some thirty-four years, with a finely
modulated voice, and his distinct, moderately
pitched utterance reached every listener. He
spoke briefly,—not more than twenty min
utes,—principally confining himself to na
tional issues. He climbed upon the shoulders
of "Uncle Horace" very awkwardly, we must
confess, and not knowing exactly how he
managed to get there himself, was not pecu
liarly happy in directing the late Democracy
how they could most gracefully mount Mr.
Greeley also. Mr. Napton showed by the
delicacy with which he treated of our Terri
torial contest, that his "heart was on the
ground" for Maginnis, and that the mention
of the doughty Italian's name failed to awaken
a single hearty response from his audience.
The speaker was undoubtedly fully convinced
before he finishod his remarks that the nomi
nation of Air. Alaginnis was an error of more
gravity than he had before realized, and that
a moiety only of the assemblage present were
favorable to the election of the late junior of
the Gazette. It was remarked by more than
one in the crowd, before the speaker closed,
that the Deer Lodge Convention made its
great mistake when it failed to take Tom.
Napton as its candidate. We are not sorry a
bit that Mr. N. was not the nominee of that
Convention, and are entirely content with
Mr. Maginnis, whom Billy Clagett can and
will easily and overwhelmingly defeat.
Air. Cavanaugh was next called for. Mr.
Thoroughmun, of St. Louis, popped up in
stead, and talked in a rambling way for five
minutes. Failing to get his hand in Tom.
handsomely apologized, left Alaginnis out in
the cold, and—and glided away satisfied that
he had got into the wrong meeting house.
"Our Jim" succeeded to the rostrum, and
devoted fifteen minutes to a skirmish fire on
Mi. Clagett—winding up with an open and
full endorsement of Horace Greeley. The
name of Air. Maginnis did not, so far as we
know, pass his lips, and he uttered no war
cry for his old political followers to take up
in the contest for Delegate.
Mr. Harvey English, of the Sheriff's office,
was next summoned, and that consistent
political roust-a-bout went through a five
minutes exhortation to "Democrats" to
stand by the straight-out ticket. His speech
incensed and enraged the old regulars of the
party, who remembered the flopping propen
sities of Air. E., and not a few of the Mis
sourians in the crowd swore that that let
them out for good with Mr. Maginnis. Air.
English bolted the straight ticket last year,
and it was in the worst possible bad taste for
the managers of Alaginnis to select Air. Eng
lish as the man to advise Democrats to " stand
square by the party." The whole sum and
substance of the matter amounts to just this :
Air. Clagett gains about 100 good Democratic
votes through the ill-timed speech of the un
fortunate English.
Air. Woolfolk was loudly called for in the
fearful dilemma into which Air. English had
placed himself and others, and thq gentleman
emerged from his aristocratic quarters and
sauntered out upon the hotel balcony. He
commenced about "laughing waters" and
" purling rills," showing that he carries his
avocation into politics and oratory. He
wonted to go to supper, but in view of all
the failures the few and faithful insisted that
he should go ou. On the new departure,
however, he was " out of soap," and he went
back to the war. It was a curious feature
of a Greeley ratification meeting that he ap
pealed to his Alissouri and Southern friends
by the memory of their smoking and deso
lated homes, by their Confederate dead, to
vote for that Union Irish soldier, Maginnis.
He forgot .that he himself was the man that
carried fire and the sword through Alissouri.
He shook in their faces the homes he had
burned and the dead by his own hand. He
disgusted the Liberal Republicans and ex
cited the contempt of the Southruns of "whom
he is not which. '
Now, as for the Montana Democracy,
Woolfolk cannot aid them. He should cor
respond with Brick Pomeroy. He has red
hot speeches of the character which Brick
like«, but which our friend Wilkinson, of the
Gazette, has very recently gone back on, and
Bi ich no longer rules ' u the councils of the
Montrant Democracy. Woolf oik has been
superceded. His voice is yet for "war,"
but the faithful have given no orders for any
more of that kind which was conducted by
Woolfolk and Maginnis. When these men
in Lewis and Clarke adopted Cincinnati and
Greeley they thought it best to leave ven
geance to the Almighty and forget the war.
Mr. Woolfolk, with aristocratic habits and
tastes, is just beginning to remember when
wisdom say8 forget. He remembers the war
because he was of it. There would be less
impudence in his proffered advice if he had
been on the other side.
We do not seek to misrepresent or belittle
in the slightest degree, the meeting of the
defunct Democracy Saturday night. Wc say
it was respectable as to numbers and compo
sition, as a large number of Republicans and
their independent allies were in the crowd.
We say it was a gigantic failure, as compared
with any of the Democratic meetings held in
this city last year, in point of life and enthu
siasm. The meeting was as utterly undem
onstrative as is the Democratic party, now
buried finally and forever in Its grave. It
betokens, most surely, the utter apathy and
Indifference of old Democrats who have fought
and bled in the party for à life-time, to secure,
under a new organization and an unskilled
leader, the successes which they struggled so
pertinaciously to win in the contests of the
past. Farewell, Democracy! Farewell Ma
ginnis! .
MAGINNIS AT HOG'EXI.
Cool Reception of the Italian Candi
date.
8fmimgvu.ee, July 15th, 1872.
To the Editor of the Herald.
About 8 o'clock, p. m., last evening, (Sun
day) a Democratic meeting was called to or
der by electing Air. Jefferson Lowery Chair
man; soon after the modest Major Alaginnis
took his seat alongside the Chairman. Mr.
Lowery then introduced the Major to the
small audience, consisting of about a dozen
Democrats and Republicans all told. The
Alajor commenced by an allusion to his native
modesty, stating thnt his friend Cavanaugh
had a face as hard as a government mule,
and he thought his face was going through
the same process, and that before the first
Monday in August, he expected to be in the
same fix. He told the few "unterrified"
present that he was the man to represent them;
that Air. Clagett had signally failed; that he
had done nothing for the Territory—received
no favors from Congress; but if elected, he
could get the people of the Territory all they
wanted. He Baid he had always been a Dem
ocrat; that he came from a State where he
had always cast his vote in the minority, but
he was now satisfied that his star of useful
ness was now to be appreciated by the Dem
ocrats of Montana, and he congratulated the
Ilog'em Democrats on a united party. Demo
crats of all nationalities were united on Gree
ley and Brown, and last but not least Magin
nis. In this flight of oratory, he jumped off
the rostrum, during the profound stillness of
his audience, which must have been to the
Major rather cooling at least for his Congres
sional aspirations.
Comlywas called for by one individual
posted in the programme, and "Ansom Any"
came forward and was introduced to the audi
ence by aforesaid Loweiy. He congratulated
the Democrats present that they lived in the
good old county of Jefferson, named after the
author of the party of which he waB happy
to say he was one; and reverted to the names
of the counties of Gallatin, Madison and
Lewis and Clarke. It was not exactly clear
that Lewis and Clark were Democrats, but
then they were sent ont by a Democratic ad
ministration as explorers of the great North
west, which was, according to his deductions,
all the same as this section being Democratic
and peculiarly adopted for Democracy from
that day until the unfortunate split of last
year, when his Irish fellow-citizens so "in
gloriously fled from the field." But he patted
them on the back by holding out to their
gaze what the Democracy hod done in Deer
Lodge by nominating Aim-tin the Alajor for
them to vote for next August. These remarks
didnot appear to suit the Alissourians present,
but they, as well as the six others present,
showed their high regard for the speaker by
maintaining a profound silence, that resem
bled what it really was, Alartin's political
funeral. Having delivered himself thusly,
he, too, jumped from the rostrum.
Col George was next called for by the same
individual, and for fear the call would not be
repeated, the Col. bobbed up without the for
mal introduction of the polite Chairman. He
congratulated the Democracy on thé fact that
there were still a few left, and that few were
united on all past differences, stating that
Horace Greeley and Gratz Brown had come
over to the Democrats, and that Greeley and
Brown, Alaginnis & Co. had formed a com
plete and lasting armistice in regard to former
political differences; and that they (the Dem
ocracy) had agreed to forget Horace's "on to
Richmond ;" also had agreed to say nothing
about Horace's little failings as to his aboli
tion proclivities, high protective tariff, etc.
The CoL then recited Martin the Major's ser
vices for Warren Toole last year. The Alajor
had spoken fourteen times in Deer Lodge
county for Toole, and that overywHftre he
spoke gave a majority for Toole. [In this
the Col's, memory is not in conformity with
the fact in the case, as Deer Lodge City gave
Mr. Clagett a tellling majority.] The Col.
then said he was a rebel soldier, that, he had
taken up anus against his own country, and
did not surrender until 1803. [This is another
inaccuracy, as the Col. was taken prisoner in
1803; not "having been iti rebel service more
than eighteen months.] But fie thanked God
that the cause for Which he fought tlten was
to
in
to be fought over again, with Greeley and
Brown as bis leaders this time; ho also stated
that he had the cause at heart, as much now
as he had then. île called on his Democratic
brethren to support the county ticket as nom
inated at Radersburg, and particularly eulo
gizing Barnes, the carpet-bagger who is a
candidate for the Council, and who has just
recently come over from Meagher County to
be elected to "orflee." He then proposed
three checra for Martin the Major, which was
joined ifi by three or four. The two first
cheers were quite feeble, but on the third
they choaked completely down. The Colonel
then shied off completely onf of sight. Calls
were then made for Capt. McCauley, who Is
a candidate for the Legislature in this county,
but the Captain did not report Then there
were calls made for Bill Howard, which was
joined in by Republicans, but Bill is a retired
lawyer and has "nary politick," but on legal
points he is one of 'em.
PASCADOKE.
-— iai »■ra»»
THE NATIONAL PARK.
Among many other incorrect and unfair
statements made by Air. Cavanaugh at the
Democratic ratification meeting on Saturday
night last with the intention to belittle and
misconstrue the services of our Delegate, his
action in aiding to establish the National
Park was assailed. Air. Cavanaugh repre
sented that it was a scheme contrived in the
interest of Air. Langford, taking a large sec
tion of countiy out of the hands of settlers,
ranchmen, miners and stock raisers, and de
voting it as a pleasure ground for the rich.
Mr. Cavanaugh was highly successful in
jokes and " joshing " in what little he said.
His audience knew more of the subject than
he did, and took his remarks with tolerable
good nature and a large grain of allowance.
The country included in the Park is sit
uated at an altitude of nearly two miles above
the level of the sea, where even in the short
summer season frost# occur every night.
Beautiful farming country, isn't it 'i It is
moreover of recent volcanic origin and not
a trace of precious metals is ever likely to be
found there. Fine mining countiy, wouldn't
it be? It is also densely covered with
growth of stunted pines, and the animals of
tourists find even now close work to get feed
to support life. Excellent country for stock,
isn't it ? It is dedicated forever to the use
of the people of the nation and the whole
world. The poorest man in the nation has
ns much property in it as the riçh, and unless
there are .more rich men in the nation than
poor, it is certainly most owned by poor men,
The very object in setting it aside as a Na
tional Park was to keep it out of the hands
of speculators and monopolists, and so the
people will accept it, in spite of the state
ments of Air. Cavanaugh. And Mr. Lang
ford is devoting his time and services as Su
perintendent without compensation. Such
disinterested ser /ice is beyond Air. C.'s con
ception. His associations and experience
seem to have led him to believe that there are
no honest men, and that every bill or measure
must contain or cover a job. Mr. Cavanaugh
says that he urged that the management and
superintendency of the Park should be left
to the Legislature of Montano. Perhaps he
did not know that the Park lies partly and
mostly in Wyoming. Had it been in the
Territory, and left to its management, it
would necessarily have been a subject of
contention and a bill of expense to our Leg
islature. We do not believe that there is an
intelligent man in Montana who will not
agree with us that Mr. Clagett has shown in
finitely more wisdom in his action than Cav
anaugh in his criticism. . /
M1SSOVBIANN
Col. Woolfolk, whose speech last Saturday
night was the only one that showed any sign
of life and earnestness,! made an impassion
ed appeal to the Missourians, to remember
their desolated hearth-stones, and vote for
Greeley and Maginnis. Barring some few
inaccuracies into which the heat of the mo
ment doubtless led the speaker, such for in
stance as that Greeley had come over to the
Democratic party, and that Maginnis had
heartily supported Air. Toole, this appeal
seemed to have been a strong one, though
we very much doubt if any Alissourians were
convinced or converted. The memory of
desolated hearth.stoncs is not so fresh in their
minds as the defeat of last year. Strong sus
picions are often harder to. root out- than to
forgive confessed deli nquency. With all
Col. Woolfolk's assertion^ to the contrary,
we doubt if any Alissourians were made to
sec or feel that such a crisis was at liaml In
tliis Territory as to require the selection of
Alajor Martin Maginnis to Congress. Party
ties are not so strong this year as to demand
r, breach of solemn oaths, and a surrender of
self-respect. Cavanaugh has thrown himself
into the canvass for his bosom friend. Get
him to endorse Woolfolk's endorsement of
Alaginnis. Cavanaugh knows—if you can
get him to teil the truth, which he is very apt
not to do, or at least not the whole truth, un
less it suits his purpose. Feeling that his
arguments had failed to conviuce those to
whom they were particularly addressed, Col.
Woolfolk wound up by beseeching his friends
who could not swallow Maginnis, to go home
and stay there till after election. Wc could
have given better advice than that, and such
advice, too, as would not cost a sacrifice of
self-respect, or breed regrets in future. Vote
for a man whom yôn know is honest ; who
has given the best proof that as a Delegate
he is no partisan ; who devoted time and
strength, and talent to the best interests of
all parts of Montana and all Its citizens, with
out party distinction. Vote tor Bitty Clagett.
We offer the Gazette this suggestion as a
solution to the Election muddle in which it is
at present involved, pnd which hangs heavy
as a thunder-cloud, threatening to destroy the
last remaining chance of the Major's success :
Turn yonr withering sarcasm, and pour ont
your vials of wrath against the law-makers
of last winter, and repudiate intoto the Dem
cratlc Legislature which passed the obnoxious
law. Certainly, thnt will fix it, and you can
do it with consistency, and smile to see them
writhe under your scorching rebuke, now that
you sail under Gieeley-Repnblican colors.
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UNITED 8TATE8.
New Yoke, July 13.—Tremaine, the lead
ing lawyêr, spoke five and a half hours yes
terday for the defence in the Stokes case. In
the course of his remarks he said that Stokes'
shot was justifiable, on the ground that if
ever a pistol was fired with good effect, it
was that fired by Stokes against Fisk. I do
not want to justify murder, but in this case
nothing was more justifiable. In the Grand
Opera House was a castle and a retreat as
secure as the bandits of Greece and Rome
have in their mountains. Who was risk ?
He was the head of the great Erie Ring, and
to his death-bed came the great chief of Tam
many Ring. He established at the Opera House
an armed castle too; he had singing men and
dancing women at his state dinners; Judges of
courts and Senators were his boon companions;
he robbed a railroad; bad two establishments,
one one in Boston and the other in New York;
he lived in regal splendor, and his companions
attended on him as on a monarch; his coach
man had three servants under him. Gifted
with a brain, it is said, equal to that of Daniel
Webster, he prostituted those powers to the
mere art of money-getting. This man, with
all his power, turned his engines against the
prisoner; had him arrested, and had
thoughts of murder. The prisoner lived
under a sense of danger on account of
these apprehensions, and in these circum
stances the two met unexpectedly, and tinder
this stress of fear the prisoner fired and James
Fisk died.
Judge Ingram instructed the jury in,the
Stokes case to-day as follows; After review
ing the evidence, if you believe when the
E risoner fired and inflicted the mortal wound,
e feared great bodily harm and danger to
bis life, and that there was danger of its be
1 in his act,
you do not
justifiable, and that it was
done in sudden heat of passion and without
any previous intent to kill, or that the prisoner
might have avoided the conflict by retreating
from the danger, you will find him guilty of
manslaughter in the third degree. If you be
lieve the wound inflicted Was not mortal, but
tha it was the treatment which caused his
death, then yon must aquit hin»; but If you
find he was not justified before the shooting,
behaving premeditated the design to take
life, whether such design was fonned before
or after arriving at the hotel, and that th<
wound so given caused the death of the de
ceased, then you will ffnd the prisoner guilty
of murder in the first degree.
Nbw York, July 15.—Among the reports as
to the Stokes' jury is one claiming 6cven for
murder in the first degree, and one for acquit
tal. A motion will be made to-day to have
Stokes bailed.
Alayor Hall's message puts the city debt at
not over $86,000,000 after deducting the sink
ing fund, the money in the treasury, and the
taxes to ne collected this year. He recom
mends an increase of the police force to
2,500, the present number being insuffle»
The Press comments upon the result of
Stokes case. The Express calls it a farce and
contempt tor common sense. Hereafter mur
der is no crime; but a little trial, a disagree
ment at first, and finally an acquittal.
The Commercial blames the law which al
lows no intermediate verdict between murder
in the 1st degree and manslaughter in the
3d degree.
The Poet says we are nearing, if we have
not already reached the point when taking
life is not considered murder, except in the
case of vulgar burglars, who have trespassed
upon the rights of property, and have sacri
ficed li fe to reach it. .. (
The particulars given of the proceedings
of the jurv show thut the first ballot' token
after retiring, stood 7 tor murder in the 1st
degree, 3 for acquittal, and two for man
slaughter In the 3d degree. » The juiy stood
this way until they came into court and got
task's clothes, which were all tried on ofae of
the jurors, and they arrived at the conclusion
that Fisk had both anus enveloped in his
military cape at the time Stokes fired, and
consequently that the theory of Fisk's draw
ing a pistol was a humbug. This influenced
the three for acquittal over for manslaughter
in the third degree. The medical testimony
was ti'own out altogether, all believing the
wound mortal from the first, and the question
of insanity was barely referred to. There
Was a long discussion ob to premeditation.
All the jurors were of the opinion that Stokes
never went to the Grand Central Hotel with
the premeditated design of killing Fisk. The
seven jurors who were tor murder, believe
that when Stoke» met Fisk on the stairs, and
in a moment he formed in his mind the design
of killing him, and that this second was suffi
cient time for premeditation. The jurors
still maintained that Stokes pulled his pistol
in the heat of passion, being stirred to frenzy
by the sight of Fisk, and that the crime was
only Uumslaughter in the third degree. The
debate on this point became quite excited, and
some harsh words were used by both sides.
Time and again a ballot was taken, but' all to
no purpose, lirm to their opinions they all nr
muined and at last fell asleep, but woke up in
precisely the 'same state ot mind. Finally
mm " there was no
Several
jurors said that if they were allowed to bring
in a verdict or murder in the second degree,
or manslaughter in one of its higher degrees,
they would have reached a verdict, but this
was not allowed them, as the Judge charged
them that they should either find a verdict of
murder in the first degree, manslaughter in
the third degree, or acquittai.
An application for bail will be made In a
few days.
New York, July 15.—The great race tor
the Saratoga cup hikes place at Saratoga to
morrow. The pools there stand $700 tor
Longfellow to HÛ0 for Harry Bassett. In
this city.$160 to $33.
New-York, July 1C.—It is believed that
they gave up the dispute, seeing l
hope of altering their opinior
jng away the
All is right
the District Attorney, with whom the matter
in all such cases rests, will refuse to allow
Stokes to be bailed. Also that the next trial
will be had in some other county, probably
Saratoga.
San Francisco, July 13.— The trains on the
Central Pacific were delayed twenty-four
hours by a cloud-burst, washing
track, naar Boca, Nevada,
again.
H. W. Guthrie, alias Club-foot, was liter
ally torn to pieces by two charges of buck
shot fired from a shot gun by Lew. Ferote, at
Eureka, Nevada, yesterday. An old quarrel.
James Lyons, formerly door-keeper at the
Olympic theatre, in a quarrel over a game of
cards at a saloon in Minna street, San Fran
cisco, shot James Muir, a plumber, twice in
the breast, inflicting fatal wounds. He wsa
arrested and soon after his arrival at the cal
aboose, fell dead from heart disease.
Sam. Platt, a well known criminal lawyer,
and a student of Hon. John M. Clayton, of
Delaware, died herei
A dispatch says that two ]
ded employment on a farm near Bantas,
Alameda county, last night, and were told
that a sufficient number of Chinamen had
been engaged to harvest the crops. This
morning they were detected in firing the grain
stacks, and were tried by neighboring farm»
era and hanged.
St. Lons, July 14.—Frank G. Garland,
proprietor of the Dennison House, cut his
throat while in a fit of delirium tremens, and
he will probably die.
Augusta, (Ga.,) July
Stevens, brother of O. H. Stevens, and many
July 15.—Judge Linton
years prominent in politics in Georgia, died
of congestion of the brain at Sparta on Sun
day.
Savannah, Ga., Julv 14.—Sergeant Robt
E. Carr, 6th U. 8. artillery, shot and kitted
L. Jordan of the same company, at Fort
Pulaski lost night.
Boston, July 15.—William Woodruff, the
veteran horse trainer and driver, died yes
terday.
Omaha, July 12.—General Logan spoke to
a large Grant meeting to-night.
New Orleans, July 12.—There was a
Democratic mass meeting At the Varieties
theatre, followed by a torch-light procession.
Indian a roLia, July 18.—The Journal this
morning publishes a letter from W. C. Depauw
declining to accept the nomination for Lieu
tenant Governor on the Democratic ticket.
New York, July 16.—A Long Branch
letter says that General Porter will shortly
make public, a list of the Democrats who are
' ig to "stump" for Grant
e HeraUCs Boston special says there is
that ~
not the slightest doubt
General Banks
has determined to abandon the Administra
side of the
■ y-Liberal g
Stanton-Duncan, ln a letter, suggests the
tion and array himself, on the
Liberal" .....
Democracy
1 Republicans.
holding of a Labor Reform Convention at
t . "■* - * —■ — which
his
hey can to prepare thé
way for a union with all hbnest opponents of
both Grant and Greeley.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
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The storms throughout
very destructive in
London, July 18.
England yesterday were _
the middle and southern counties. In many
S laces the growing crops were prostrated ana
estroyed. Several persons were killed by
lightning.
London, July 14.—The Observer anticipates
that by the awards to be made by the Geneva
Tribunal, England will be obliged to pay
heavy sums tor direct damages, although ft'
believes the total amount will fall several
miUona below the American estimate.
Paris, July 14.—To-day, the annivcrattiy
of the falling of the hostile, was celebrated at
Tertesons Janam with a banquet. Gambetta
presided and made a characteristic speech, In
which he denounced the leagues of the church
and monarchy. Public dinners in honor of
the day were prohibited hi Paris, Lyons, Mar
seilles, Bordeaux, Niais, Rouen aad Lilie,
but no attempt was made to interfere with
the celebration at Tertesons Janarn.
Kingston, Ontario, Juiy 12.-1116 largest
procession of Orangemen ever assembled was
here to-day. There wash general and peace»
fol turnout in the Province.
Alexandria, July 18.—There was a dls
œ Tul affray yesterday between United
Consul-General Butler, and WoodMgb,
his Secretary, on one part, and Generals Los
ing and Reynolds, ana Major Campbell, ex
Confederate officers in the Khedive's service,
on the other, In which shots were exchanged.
Major Campbell was -wounded. The affair
creates great excitement, and there are vari
ons accounts of its origin. Butler's plea in
justification of the imbroglio is, that a Khe
dive officer made a premeditated attempt to
assassinate hito. This others indignantly
deny, and assert that Butler was the aggressor.
dive's officers. Generals Loring and Rey
nolds and Major Campbell testify to circum
stances which, in their judgment, clearly
show that the affray was premeditated by
Butler and his friends, ana that their pur
pose was to take the life of Major Campbell.
The' latter is dangerously wounded. Butier
left Alexandria in the mail steamer this
morning.
Geneva, July 15.—Evening.—The Board
of Arbitration convened at 2 o'clock this af
ternoon and continued in session until 4
o'clock. The members again agreed that
absolute secrecy should be maintained as to
their proceedings.
Havana, July 14.-—Yalmazeda has sailed
for Spain accompanied by his staff.
The newspaper La JSepuhu has suspended.
General Lano, commander of Moro Castle
returns to Spain.
Fort Monarca, at Neuvftas. was struck by
lightning on the night of the 10th. The
^magazine exploded, killing seven soldiers.
One rifled cannon was carried fifty yards
from the embrasure.
London, July W.—Kellogg achieved great
success iu the performance of, Traviata on
Saturday. She was recalled fivntimes. The
London journals unanimously concede her
perfect. She has received congratulations
from the Prince and Princess of Wales.
London, Ont, July 16.—The case of Dr.
Rufus Bratton, who was abducted from
Canada on the 4th of June and taken to
South Carolina, came up on a writ and was
remanded to-day. Bratton arrived here on
Saturday, but kept himself concealed, when
he made his appearance to the great surprise
of the defendant. • His testimony shows that
Cornwall, the prisoner, laid violent hands
upon him on Waterloo street, handcuffed him
with the assistance of a cab driver, and
thrust him into a cab; that he protested-to
the last, and only yielded because he relied
on British justice to sustain him. The ease
was further remanded.

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