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BEECHER ON MARRIASES.
What Be Preached Abo at hast San - The sermon was preached from the ! text “Come£unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” It was full of Mr. Beecher s usual originality in the expression of orthodox doctrines illustrated with i those novel and beautiful similes and in- j cidents, real or imaginary, with which he enriches his discourses. Speaking . of the ennobling nature of suffering, he j broke out with “ I’d rather be a suffer ing man than a flea! ' In another part of his discourse he painted the wretch- ! edness and danger of that poverty | which makes a man mean and sordid, j Then the reverse when, be he reduced ever so low, he still has a sustaining power within—the consciousness of, God within him in his sufferings. He cannot be poor then. When Mr. Beecher drew the picture of ill-assorted unions and family rela tions of all kinds that gall and fret and degrade and lower instead of elevating, his audience became breathlessly atten tive. “I once knew a lovely and noble woman,” he said. “No one here knows her. It was long ago. bhe was filled with noble thoughts and sweet fancies, lovely sensibilities and refined and cul tivated intellectual faculties. Such a one did I know united to a coarse, sen sual, obscene, brutal husband. No one here knew him either. She leaned upon him, she touched him, he was her hus band. She lowered to his level until she became like him. ’ The ladies in the congregation were touched, their faces paled and saddened, their eyes were downcast. The men gazed eager ly into the preacher’s face. “I knew a man also,” he continued. “He was possessed of Godlike intelligence, of noble aspirations, of pure and high am bitions, of generous sympathies. He married a wife, a woman who possessed only the talent of censure and criticism, a keen-tongued, selfish woman, with no religion, who checked every noble ex pression of that man s soul. He was in the condition of a man with a wasp in his hat, that could only buzz and sting him. [ Prolonged laughter.] There are a good many in that condition. Well, this man succumbed too. Ho feared that sharp tongue and eye; every noble utterance was checked; every generous impulse was dammed up; ev ery expression of his higher nature nipped in the bud, until he became — what ? A marvel of reticence, a pru dent, selfish, strong man. Yes, strong, but dry—dry as a hickory post cut thirty years ago. No leaves, no flow ers, no fruit.” Now came the turn of the men to look sad and cast down their eyes, and of the women to gaze fixedly on Mr. Beecher's face. Then Mr. Beecher pointed his hear ers to the remedy for all such men and women, so laden, so burdened with low ering associations, and fettered with ties that might drag them down. Mr. Beecher concluded with a eulogy of poverty and blighted hopes and am bitions when they are taken as a dis cipline from a father’s hand by the Christian : “Blessed bankruptcy that brings forth the fruit of faith, blessed treading down that like the ox treading down the grain brings forth the seed.’ The Daughter* ol Horace Greeley. A New York letter says: “It is now nearly two years since the death of Mr. Horace Greeley, and this season, for the first time since that event, his daughters, Ida and Gabriclle, occasion ally make their appearance in public. Gabriclle is still very young, probably not more than eighteen, but has grown during her years of seclusion into a tall and very beautiful girl. Both have ex quisite complexions, lovely eyes, ripe, scarlet lips, and the sweet, childlike ex pression which distinguished their fath er. Ida is most like her father, how ever in appearance, and Gabriclle like ber mother. Evidently the most de voted affection subsists between the two girls. Ida, tbe elder, looks after her sister lovingly, and says : ‘Hasn't she grown tall and pretty ?' And Ga brielle remarks: ‘Don’t you think 1 begin to look more like Ida?* Their manners are very charming, perfectly simple, easy, and unaffected, yet with a tine air of good breeding, aud even dis tinction, ot which they are apparently quite unaware.” Whal Hade Him suicide! [From the Chicago Tribune ] Monsieur Ernst, an old French dan- i cing-master in Cincinuati, committed suicide on Saturday night by shooting | himself through the heart. A few I mouths ago he deserted his wife, —leav- ing her penniless, to die in an hospital, while he made a pleasure trip to Paris. Returning to Cincinnati on Saturday morning, he found that his former friends refused to recognize him: where upon, after breakfast at a restaurant, he proceeded to the hospital in w.iich his wife had died, secured a room under pretense of being ill. and, the next mora ine, was found dead by his own hand. The Commercial , in its account of the affair, states that his breakfast was a “remarkable” one: “ First, he ate a doxen oysters: next, a big chunk of broiled salmon, taking a pint of claret with it; next, a mutton chop or two. with coffee; next, a porterhouse steak, which, the steward states, he ate to the bone all around; last of all, some ice cream.” The question arises. Did he commit suicide because his old acquain tances turned the cold shoulder on him; or because he was appehensive that his digestive faculties would prove inade quate to the proper disposition of that * remarkable” breakfast? —Brevet Bripuiicr General Leslie of New York city, died Wednesday, aged 7V j* ars. THE BROOKLYN SCANDAL The Trial of Denial Bamei for the Bowen Libel. [From the New York Sun, Nov. 21.] The Hon. Demas Barnes, the pub lisher of the Brooklyn Argus, was tried yesterday in the Kings County Court of Sessions on an indictment for libel, procured on the testimony of Henry C. Bowen and bis sons Clarence and Henry. The alleged libel was an interview published on the 24th of Au gust, in which Henry M. Smith, of Chicago, related a story he said he re i ceived from Dr. W. W. Patton, that it was well knowu among a number of Congregational clergymen that Mr. Beecher was guilty, alleging that Mrs. Henry C. Bowen on her deathbed con fessed to her husband improper con duct with Mr. Beecher, and averring that two of her children were illegiti mate. Mr. Barnes was in court yesterday with Mr. D. P. Barnard, his counsel. Mr. Henry C. Bowen and his two sons sat by the District Attorney. Theo dore Tilton, who had been summoned as a witness, was in the room with his counsel. Mr. Maverick, who procured the first statement made by Mr. Tilton, was there as a witness. Mr. Barnes, when the case was called, pleaded not guilty. Mr. Henry C. Bowen testified that he had lived in Brooklyn for thirty years, and in 1863 he was proprietor of the Independent. Lucy M. Bowen was his wife then. She is dead. There were ten children, seven sons and three daughters. Henry, Edward, and Clarence are living. He continued: My wife died in March, 1873, after being confined to her bed about two weeks. I was with her all of her last hours. She was unable to speak from 5t09 in the morning. She suffered from paralysis of the throat and side. She communicated her wants by signs. Her mind seemed clear. I was with her all of the time, and she made no statement, confession, reference or in sinuation that she had committed adul tery with any one. She did not speak of Mr. Beecher. She was acquainted with him, and had known him many years, as I had. We were both mem bers of his church. There is no foun dation whatever for the story that a few days after my wife’s death I con versed with Mr. Beecher on this sub ject; nor that an enmity had sprung up between Mr. Beecher and mysell about this matter; nor that Mr. Beech er left the Independent on account of his immorality with my wife. My wife told no story whatever. Mv wife and Mr. Beecher had been acquainted since 1848, when he came to Brooklyn. Mr. Barnes and 1 were friends before the libel was printed. After that Mr. Barnes came to me and said that he was not in New York when the article was published, and that when he re turned he stopped the presses and ex | punged the objectionable part. 1 did | not write a letter from Woodstock to Theodore Tilton under the weight of grief, as alleged, and I did not accuse Mr. Beecher of this charge. Clarence Bowen, the third son of Mr. Bowen, testified that he was with his mother in her last hours, and in the room when she died. He said : “I pronounce the allegation that ray mother made any declaration concern ing Henry Ward Beecher's adultery 1 with her a lie. So far as I know my | mother did not say a single word on the subject.” Henry E. Bowen, the eldest son, tes tified that he was with his mother four hours before her death, and that she made no declaration in reference to immoral practices with Henry Ward Beecher. She did not reflect on Mr. Beecher in any way. Dr. Storrs, Dr, Cuvier, and Mr. Beecher attended her funeral. There was nothing that my mother said or did in her last hours by sign or in any other way to justify the story. Dewitt O. Ray. who wrote the libel ous article, testified that on Sunday, August 23, he met Henry M. Smith, walking in Fuiton street with Theodore Tilton, and the three went to Mr. Til ton's house, where Smith, in talking over the case, said to Mr. Tilton that he believed his side of the case, because he had heard charges against Mr. Beecher, two years before, from the Rev. Dr. Patton of Chicago. Mr. Smith told the story that was printed in the Argus. Mr. Tilton heard it, and when Mrs. Bowen’s name was mentioned said an grily. that whatever was said against Mr. Beecher, he should not believe any thing against Mrs. Bowen. He avoided all conversation about it. Mr. Smith said that he would support the facts with his affidavit. Mr. Barnes was too bosy to see the proofs, and after the paper went to press he had the form stereotyped again, with a portion of the article taken out. The District Attorney rested his case here, and Mr. Barnard asked the court for an acquittal. He said there was not sufficient testimony against Mr. Barnes to aliow the case to go to the jury. The defense did not wish to attempt to prove the truth *f the arti cle, and could not if they would, and would not ii they could. Judge Moore ordered that the case proceed. Mr. Barnard then argued that the indictment was based on the ground that Mr. Barnes intended to accuse Mrs. Bowen of adultery with Mr. Beecher, while the specifications in the indictment did not sustain it, as there was proof that Barnes had proven him self to be a partisan of Mr. Bowen, in stead of wishing to wring him into con tempt. He asked that the defects of the indictment be taken as sufficient cause for directing the jury to acquit at once. TtL© Anti-Mono; Judge Moore ordered the testimony for the defense to be taken. Mr. Augustus Maverick and Mr. Barnes testified to friendship for Mr. Bowen, and to Mr. Barnes’ altering the press forms and commanding the arti cle to be left out of the earlier editions of the next day’s paper. Mr. Barnard said that he would not address the jury, and Mr. Winslow said that he did not wish to, and Judge Moore charged the jury. He told them whatever opinions they had upon the great scandal which had gone through out the world, it must not enter into this case, although it was an offshoot of it. The questions they had to decide were, first, whether the defendant pub lished the paper; second, whether the article was libelous; and third, whether it was published with malice and a purpose to defame the dead, lacerate the feelings of the living, and to excite them to a breach of the peace. The defendant, in view of the facts, was not criminally liable. There is no proof that there was any malice toward Bowen and family. Two things were wanting to make out a case —knowledge of the publication and malice in the publication. Neither was proved. He supposed that the main object in the case was to give the complaining wit nesses an opportunity to set at rest un der oath the false stories. As far as the testimony in the case goes, there is not the slightest foundation for the sup port of Mr. Smith’s charges, and the vindication of Mrs. Bowen was com plete. The jury was absent two hours, and then return'd a verdict of not guilty. The foreman handed a document to the Judge for the prosecuting attorney and the lawyers for the defense to read, ex pressing their belief in the vindication of Mr. Bowen. Mr. Barnes was dis charged. TRAIN RUBBERY IN CANADA. [From the Toronto Globe, Nov. 14.] Yesterday evening the city was thrown ir to a state of intense excite ment by a report that a robbery—the most daring and successful ever perpe trated in Canada, had been committed on the Great Western Railway. A Globe reporter was quickly on the alert, and upon inquiry from all the sources of information, found the fapts to have been these: The evening train leaving Hamilton at about 5 o’clock arrived at Port Credit on time, and everything then was in the usual order. Shortly after leaving Port Credit, howevei, a man entered the rear door of the baggage and express car, and simultaneously four other men came in the other door, all disguised by having white smocks drawn over their heads, cover ing the greater part of their dresses, with holes iu the upper part to allow of their seeing their way for the carrying on of their operations. The man at the rear door kept guard, so that no escape, however dangerous that might have been, could be effected in that way. The other four advanced in the opposite direction, and two of them seized the baggageman, named Mont gomery, and first gagging him with a sort of wad, previously prepared, se curely tied him, throwing him on the floor of the car. The other two des peradoes attacked the express messen ger, named Dundon, in the employ of the American Express Company, who, upon offering what resistance the cir cumstances permitted, was knocked down, and also gagged and bound. The tnen then searched his pockets and found the key of the iron box in which the valuable packages were deposited, aud had no difficulty in possessing themselves of the whole of them. The train proceeded toward the city at a more than ordi j nary rate, and, as usual, upon ap proaching the numerous switches near the junction of the Great Western and the Toronto, Grey and Bruce railways, slackened speed, when the ruffians who had committed the outrage jumped from the car and escaped. Such was the account given by the two men. when, upon the train reaching the Queen's Wharf, they were discovered bound and gagged, lying on their backs. On examination of the car, it was found that the bell rope had been cut between the car and the engine, which must have been done by the four men on the plat form before entering the car, thus ef fectually preventing any alarm being given by the engine driver by the ex pressman or baggageman, even if they , had not been so speedily overpowered. The place at which the miscreants alighted was near the barracks, a place which would afford them a good oppor tunity to escape. The amount stolen is variously esti mated at from 860,000 to $200,000. but ! from careful inquiries it is prooable j that the total will be something short I of #150,000. A OUhatk Priert BMaiM tm Pmhy WrtaaAui. Hte Fine Faith. Baltimore, Not. 20. —Rev. Francis Jacquemet has sent his resignation to Arch Bishop Baylor, announcing his abandonment of the Catholic faith, and ! return into the Presbyterian church, j in which, he says, he was born and ; raised. Father Jacquemet has been at- I j tending the Young Men's prayer meetings, at Dr. Ley hern's j church the past week and Wednesday : i announced bis conversion to Protestan | j ism. He is a native of Geneva, Swit- I I zerland, and was ordained in this 1 country in 1560. Since then he hag ! s been a missionary priest in the United 1 j States, Cuba and various portions of Europe, and has recently been connect ed with St- Peter’s Church of this city. —On aeeount of low water the boats chartered by Knights Templar for the New Orleans excursion will leave Cairo Nov. 25th instead of 26th. olist. THE MANKATO EXPRESS. Petitions for Its Reply of Gen. Bishop, manager of the Sioux City Road-The Effect of the Railroad Law—A Frank Statement of Earning's and Ex penses—The .Hatter to tic Referred to the Board of Directors. General Manager’s Office, i St. Paul & Sioux City R. R. Co. > St. Paul, Nov. 21,1873. ) Messrs. L. M. Brown and sixtv-eight others of Shakopee, L. L. Baxter* ana eighteen others of Chaska, Holmes, Anderson, Sundine and twenty-two others of Carver, S. A. Hooper and forty-three others of Belle Plaine, Chas. Keller and forty-one others of Henderson: Gentlemen —l have respectfully to acknowledge the receipt of your several petitions, addressed to the officers of this Company, asking that our passen ger trains Nos. 3 and 4, known as the “Mankato accommodation,” may be continued through the winter. In reply thereto I beg leave to sub mit to you as candid business men and to the public, the following statement of facts: For the year ending June 30th, 1874, the expenses of our passenger trains (not including taxes, insurance or in terest) were #167.638.37, being 37 7-10 per cent, of the operating expenses of the road. During the same time the earnings of the passenger trains (including mail and express,) were #152,753.72, being 27 per cent, of the gross earnings of the road, the deficit chargeable to the pass enger trains for the year being $14,884.- 65. The passenger train mile has cost for that time #1.296-10, and has earned #l.lß 1-10—a loss of 11 1-2 cents per train mile. These results were reached while the local fare was five cents per mile. The passenger accommodation in cludes two, exclusively passenger, trains each way, daily between St. Paul and Mankato, and one between Mankato and Sioux City. For the publie con venience a mail and express has been regularly carried on the Mankato train for neither of which has the conpany received any additional compensation. On the Ist of August the Railroad Commissioners prescribed 4 1-2 cents per mile as the maximum passenger fare for this road. This reduction, in view of the in formation laid before the Commission ers at the time, was justified, so far as I am informed, only upon the theory that the reduction in faie would so stimulate travel as to yield the same or greater revenue than at 5 cents. Tha Board of Directors by resolution directed the reduced fare to be put in force on the Ist of September, for the purpose of testing the question whether increased travel would or would not follow. During the fire months, April to Au gust, inclusive, in 1874, the passenger revenue of the Mankato train exceeded that for the corresponding months of 1873 by about three per cent., the fare being the same. During the months of September and October, 1874, (at 4 1-2 cents per mile), the revenue of the same train was less than for the corresponding months of 1873 by five per cent., a falling off of the revenue to be expected at 5 cents per mile of eight per cent., or almost exactly ten per cent of that part of the revenue that comes from local ticket sales, which is about eighty per cent, of the total rev enue of that train. This means that the reduction of 10 per cent, on the fare has not increased the travel but has depleted the reve nue. by the amount of the reduction. Now it is an imperative necessity for us to reduce the expenses or to increase the earnings of our passenger trans, until they at least pay their portiun of the expenses of the road. 'I his necessity is especially apparent during the four months commencing with December, when running expenses are greater and receipts are less than for the remainder of the year. The suspension of this train which brings no additional revenue except from such passengers as would not be found on the other, if this were not running, has seemed to me under the circumstances the proper and necessary thing to do, and the preparatory in structions have been given for its dis continuance on the 2<Hh inst. This conclusion wa3 reached with gnat regret and had the net earnings from freight trains been sufficient to make up the deficit of the passenger trains and pay the interest on the funded debt, which (about 51.500 per mile of road) must be paid as well as operating expenses, the suspension would not have been considered. In fact, however, the stockholders have a large deficit to provide for. to pay this interest and ought not to be expected to run any more trains than will pay expenses under economical manage ment. Upon receiving these your petitions, so numerously and respectfully signed. I have reconsidered the matter and have concluded to refer it to the decis ion of the Board of Directors, upon whom, if the train is continued, the deficit most Call. I have deemed this statement due to you, whatever may be the decision of the Board, which will be made at their meeting on the 27th inst. I am very respectfully and truly yours, J. W. Bishop. General Manager. Only a Country 'Weekly. [From the San Matee (Cal.) Times.] It is only a country weekly! Yes, that is all. But do those who allude to it with an intentional sneer ever reflect upon the duties and mission performed by the poor, obscure country weekly, which is as much, nay more, to its few hundred readers in the country as is the great metropolitan daily to its thou sands of readers in the city. Oh, no, they never think of placing any esti mation upon the worth.of a countr}' paper; it has none within the narrow limits of their superficial and contract ed brains. They will not admit of the utility of any form of a newspaper save one which is crammed full of telegraphic dispatches, giving the minute details of some revolting and nauseating social scandal; the hour at which the Cham berlain of the Imperial Palace at Ispa han put his Most Serene and Mighty Highness, the Shah, to bed; that the savage Gallas of Abyssinia had abjured the tenets of the Coptic faith, and had bowed down in adoration at the shrine of Mecca's Prophet; that the poor, un offending Papuan of the Celebes was be ing slaughtered by the Dutch invaders from the neighboring isle of Macassar, and so on, in an infinite variety of de tail, all of which is read with an avid ity that betokens the importance of these things to a city gentleman. But the financial, commercial, agricultu ral, religious and social condition of the millions of his fellow citizens re siding without the environs of his mighty empire of a few miles in area is a sealed book, he has never opened its pages to inquire within; he knows nothing of it; put him to the test and you will find he knows more about the condition of the Berbers of Northern Africa than he does about the people in the neighboring county. We turn away from the contemplation of this human superficiality, of which there are thousands, to turn to the practical and common sense man, who wishes to be informed as to the pursuits, condi tion, and prospects of the people of his own immediate State and county. He finds in the rural paper the informa tion he seeks. The country organ is to him the camera lucida, which faith fully portrays all that occurs ; it is, in a great measure, the reflex of the char acter of the people comprising the county wherein it is published. But what is the interest which even he de rives from it, compared to that which is felt and entertained by the country people themselves? It is everything to them. In it is found news they alone, probably, can appreciate and and the understand ; information as to friends and neighbors, the condition of the crops and market quotations, which to the farmers and the tradesman in the country is of a primary importance, matters of local consideration wherein they arc interested, and a hundred and one different things which affect and in terest them, both privately and public ly. The country organ performs anoth er function which can only be effectual ly done by it. As a medium for adver tising it offers facilities which are un surpassed. By it the farmer, the labor er, and the mechanic become acquaint ed with the goods and wares of the tradesman; they learn where they can purchase what they desire, and at the lowest prices. The county newspaper is to a county what nutritious food is to a convalescent; it helps to build it up and develop all that is good in it. The county that is without one is like a waste plain without elevation, from which a person desiring to examine the surroundings con make no observation. —San Mateo, (Cal.,) Time,*. KANSAS GRASSHOPPER RE6ION. At Least 15*000 People to be Hnp plied Tbrougb the Winter by Charity. [Atchison Telegram, Not. 21.] The daily Champion publishes, from an advance sheet of the official reports made to the State board of agriculture, some statistics showing the destitution existing in several frontier counties of the State. Seventeen counties in which an aggregate of 158,000 acres had been planted in corn, produced not a bushel of this cereal. Five of these counties produced an average crop of wheat, rye, oats barley and buckwheat, and arc abundantly able to relieve any in dividual case of destitution in their midst. The other twelve counties havine an aggregate population of 23,887, as shown by the State census taken last June, are all on the remote frontier, and the settlements within them have all been made within the last three years. The eight in which the greatest destitution pie vails have all been populated within the past year or two, and the greater part of their population settled within their limits either last spring or the preceding fall. These eight have an ag gregate population of 17,496 settlers. They had expended all their means in their homes and getting in their crops, and the drouth and grasshoppers wrought a total destruction of every thing they planted, leaving them to tally destitute. They are without food, clothing, or fuel, to provide them until they can produce something on which to live, and must be sustained by char itable contributions. The Champion computes the num ber of destitute in the State from 20,000 to 25,000, but of these many are located in older counties, where the crops, with the exception of corn, were a fair average. The more fortunate citizens are able and willing to help their destitute neighbors but in the eight counties the destitution is very general, and almost the whole popula tion need more or less assistance. At least 15,000 people must be assisted during the winter, and until another crop is grown. FOURTEEN TIMES A MURDERER. The Horrible Deathbed Revelations of a Desperado in Mexico. [Correspondence of the New York World.] Mazatlan, Mexico, Oct. 22. An Englishman named Tom Adams, who for the past eight or ten years has owned a low tavern and dance house in this place, and gained general notoriety as a desperate cnaracter, died on the 15th inst., from the effects of a pis tol shot wound received in a fight sev eral months ago. Just previous to his death, when assured that his doom was inevitable,he sent for Captain Yerplank, the American commercial agent at this port, and intimated that he had some important disclosures to make, which he desired should be given publicity in the Eastern States. Captain Yerplank having consented to comply with his wishes and take down whatever state ments he had to make in writing, the dying man unburdened his conscience by confessing himself guilty of fourteen murders, all but one of which were committed in the Uni ed States and Canada. Adams com menced his narrative by stating that his proper name was George Worley, and that he was a native of Manches ter, England. He commenced his ca reer of crime by murdering the second mate of the American ship Cultivator, in the Liverpool docks, about the year 1854. After this deed he went to Can ada, and roved about through those provinces for two years in pursuit of robbery. In the year 1855, at which time he was known by the name of Or ton, he was engaged as a sailor on the lakes. While lying in the American port of Oswego he murdered a man, whom he understood to be a painter, bj throwing him over a bridge. He met his victim in a drinking saloon, where he went to collect a bill of the proprietor, and followed him until the opportunity was favorable, when he struck him down with a slung-shot, and disposed of his body in the way mentioned. After this Adams returned to Cana da and assumed the name of Townsend. With two accomplices he commenced a campaign of robbery, and perpetrated four murders in the country west of Toronto, ending with the killing of a sheriff a few miles west of Niagara river. That country then became too warm for him, in consequence of the of fering of large rewards lor his arrest, and he escapod on board a schooner passing through the Canadian canal to the American port of Toledo. From this port he went to Chicago, and com mitted threo murders in that place during the same summer. One of his victims was the captain of a vessel, whom he followed from the St. Charles saloon : another was a German saloon keeper, whom he killed in his bed at night, in his place of business, which was situated near a rail road depot, and the third was some man unknown to him, whom he murdered after leaving a brothel. After these crimes he was arrested in Chica go, tried and convicted of a burglary, and served a term of three years in the Illinois State Prison. On obtaining his release Adams went to New York, where he remained about one year, dur ing which time hs committed two mur ders, both of his victims in that city being men unknown to him. One was a countryman whom he enticed to the outskirts of the city, and obtained about 82,000 on his body. After leav ing New York he was engaged in a series of robberies through the South ern States. He returned to Baltimore and murdered a prostitute in that city. Subsequently he committed a murder in Louisville and one in Memphis, but of the names of his victims he had no knowledge. Adams left New Orleans about the time of the breaking out of the war and went to Vera Cruz. From thence he went to the city of Mexico, and came to Mazatlan about ten years ago, Since his sojourn here he was widely known and generally feared, his place being one of the most notorious ren dezvous of desperate characters on the coast. He finally met his fate at the hands of a Spauish gambler, named Gonleavcs, in a drunken quarrel over a throw of dice. He leaves between $15,- 000 and 818,000, in cash or its equiva lent, as the result of his career of atro cious crime, which he has willed to a sister, supposed to be his only living relative, who resides at Sheffield, Eng land. The legatee needs to be devoid of any superstitious scrnples to receive and enjoy such a blood-clotted legacy. The Kfaf ef The HawaJla lilaah Cealaf tm Visit lade Sum. W ASHisGTox, Nov. 20.—Mr. Allen, minister from the Sandwich Islands, this morning called upon the President, accompanied by Mr. Carter, commis sisned by the government of the Ha waiin Islands to negotiate a commercial treaty with the United States. Mr. Allen states that the King was to leave Honolulu the 15th of November for this country. Failed far a millm. New York, Nov. 20.— A warrant in bankruptcy has been issued against the estate of Samuel Kauffmann, Henry Meyer and Charles H. Kauffmann, for merly engaged in mercantile and bank ing business, and attorneys for the pe titioning creditors have issued notices forbidding the payment of any debts or the delivery of any property to them. The liabilities of the firm are about one million dollars. —The mayor of Toronto has called a public meeting for Thursday to con sider an agitation in favor of a pardon of Lepine and amnesty for Riel of Mani toba. 3