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4 . i Hlfc T VOL. XXXVT-NO. 50. KNOX VILLK. TENN.: WEDNESDAY. 3IAKCII JO, JS7;. WHOLE NO. 18T0 THE STATE LEGISLATURE Nprrlnl I Kaoavlll hrlrlr. NAsiiTiLi.it, March 4, IrtTo. SfSATt Mr. Polk offered a resolution that Ten nessee should join with North Carolina in the celebration on the 2(Mh day of next May, of the Centennial of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. A now bill was offered creating the new office of Assistant Supreme Court Reporter, and to limit the salaries of the Attorney General to $3,000 per annum, and Clerks of Courts to ?2,500 each. Senato bill designating the First Na tional Hank of Cleveland as a Stato De pository, pasted on its third reading. Also, a bill extending the time for the payment of taxes for 1874 to October 1875. HOt'HK. House bill to annex Madrid fiend, Ken tucky, to Tennessee, passed on its third reading. n. Nashville, Murch 5, 1875. SL.VATK. Mr. Aden oll'ered a resolution that the Legislature should remain in session until the 25th of April. By Mr. Haynes Providing for the ap pointment by the Governor of six Commis sioners to represent the Slate in Geograph ical Congreu at Paris, free of expense lo the Stato. Adopted. The Committee on Public Grounds re ported, recommending the sale of the old Hermitage except a few acres. Also favor ing the appropriation of $20,000 to finish Capitol Ground improvements. The Governor sent in a message to day, appoinling Leon Trousdale, of Shelby coun ty, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Col. J. 15. Kiliebrew, Commissioner of Agriculture, Statistics and Mines. The appointments were confirmed. uorsE. Tho bill taxing the losing party with jury costs in civil cases was passed over the Governor's veto. House bill to tax ilogs was passed on its third reading. A resolution was offered and ndopted de nouncing as untrue, u recent publication in a New Orleans paper, charging thnt the Shelby county delegation was bribed to vote for Andrew Johnson. n. Nasiivillk, March 6. 8CNATK. A protest was presented by Messrs. Lo gan, Murye, Marchbanks, lilizzard, But ler, Quarries and Adams, against the pas sago of tho bill to tax the losing party in civil suits with tho costs, over Governor's veto, on tho ground that the bill is un constitutional and unjust. Mr. Jones introduced a bill to restore the right of tho Attorney-General to copyright and publish Supremo Court Reports. A resolution to adjourn April 25th, made a special ordsr for 18th inst. HOUSE. A petition from present Grand Jury of Knox County, asking a more specific law regarding jury trlal9, and a rcduoiion of the number of jurymen, was presented ; and a bill was introduced by Mr. Ledger wood to cover the case. Senate bill ' providing that in Supreme Court casos where the Judges nro equally divided, the decision of iho lower court bo affirmed, passed lo thin! rending. Mr. Gibson's resolution io appoint a Joint Committee to consider and report on pend ing bills adopted. Tho Joint Committee to investigate; the last Legislature have resumed their labors and examined a number of witnesses, elic iting facts of considerable importance re garding the Funding Hill. The decision of the Supremo Court on the Torbett issue was announced to-day. It was adverse to the Bunk. n Nasiivillk, March 8, 1875 SENATE. Mr. Turley inlrodueej a resolution i slructing the Judiciary Committees to take into consideration the decision of the 8u prema Court relative to the Torbett issues, nnd report whut action should bo taken by tho Legislature. Adopted and transmitted to the Houso. House bill to purchase Madrid Bond, Ken tucky, passed third reading. Mr. Logan Introduced a bill allowing Chancellors to grant writs of habeas cor Senator lilizzard introduced a bill on rail road taxation. IIOt'SE. The resolution to adjourn ou the 'J.'ith of April was tabled. A petition was received from tho State Historical Society, relative to the removal of the remains of Gov. Sevier (o this State. New IIiHlilr KriMibllenna t latin Uoirruiir mimI Two oiifr Miicii. CoNi'Onu, March 8. Tho political cam paign in this State has been conducted with unexampled vigor lurmo pasi weea, unci on tho eve of the election a caruful canvass of the situation shows thai both parties are I'ontldent of electing their candidates, the Itopublicans claiming the Governor and two out of three Congressmen. Majorities, however, will be small, und it is freely pre. dictod by impartial observers that, as was the case last veur, there will bo no choice for Governor by thcpoople. Bostos, March 8. It is estimated that the heavy snow throughout New Hamp shire will cause a falling off of from 12,000 to 15,000 votes at the ensuing election. THE SENATE. The Now Senato in Executive Session. UKM. lit KMK jiii:ki .! Willi Andy nn In "Artrr Mfilnit' nnd ; Alnr Ton! Itiiqitcis Adorn ill Iti-ak nt Hie lrel VnninioHrr," vYashinhto.v, March 5. As soon as the new Senators were sworn in, Mr. Morton offered resolutions recogui.ing tho liel kg Oovernuiuni ill Louisiana, and for the admission of Pinchbeck as Senator from that Stato. The resolutions were laid ovw. Mr. Morton gave notice that he would call up the latter, perhaps, on Monday. NH1HT Kltt'OHT. At no time since inauguration day, has there .been sueh a crowd as assembled this morning lo witness the opening of the ex tra suasion of the Senato und the swearing in of new Senators. The weather was dis agreeable and a severe snow storm prevail ed, but Indies were not deterred. The gal leries were tilled with ladies long licforo the hour of meeting. By 11 o clock it was impossible to obtain standing room, even in the doorways L'pon the floor of the Senate, curious visitors were hunting out the seats of Androw Johnson, General Burnsidc, und sthcr promineiit Senators, who were to bo sworn in. Upon tho desk of Andrew Johnson, on the Democratic side of the Chamber, as well as upon that of Mr. Dawes, on the llepuhhean side, were hand some boqucts. hen Gen. Uurn side entered the 1 liam ber he was greeted with rounds of ap plause from the callerios. Andrew John son did not make his appearance until after the meeting of tho Senato. w lien no was called up to take the oath, bo was greeted with applauso which was soon checked liy the Vice-President. Promptly at 12 o'clock, Vice-President Wilson called the Senate to order. Chaplain Sunderland in his opening prayer invoked Iho Divine blessing upon the Senate, saying "as these Senators aro assembled here to coinmenco a new chapter in the hi-tory of this body, give to each of them life, health and strength, nnd in all their labors and responsibilities may ihey lean upon 1 hy arm lor support. Mai. McDonald, too llnet i.iork, ttien read the Proclamation of the Prosident, convening the Senato in extra session, after which the yice-1 resident directed him to call the names of the new Senators. As called, they advanced to tho Vice-Presi dent's desk, aud wero sworn in in groups of three or four, as follows; Bayard, of Delaware; Bruce, of Mississippi : liurnsldo, of Rhode Island: Cameron, of Wisconsin; Christiancy, of Michigan ; Dawes, of Mas sachusetts; Katun, of Connecticut: Ed munds, of A ennont ; Hamlin, of Maine; Johnsor., of Tennessee; Kernan, of New iork; McMillan, of Minnesota: McDon ald, ol Indiani ; Paddock, of Nebraska: Kandolph, ot .New Jersey ; Thurman, of Ohio; Wullaee, of Penn.; Whyte, of Md.; Carpenter, of W. Va.; Cockerill, of Mo.; Jones, of Fin.; Mnxcy, of Texas ; Withers, of Va.; the last named five taking the modi- tied oath, tliey having been engaged in the Confederate cause. The now Senators were nearly ail escort ed to Iho Vice-President's desk by their col. eagucs. After tho oath bad been administered to Andrew Johnson, a handsome boquet was handed to him by a page, with whom it had been left by some of lue friends of tbe ex-President. Messrs. Booth, of Cal., and Sharon, of Nevada, not having reached the city yet, did not respond when their names wore called. After administering the oath of office Vice President Wilson shook bands with each Senator. Tho new Senators all being sworn in and seated, Mr. Anthony, of It kudo Island, submitted an order that tho hour of meet ing be 12 o'clock. Agreed to. Mr. Edmunds submitted a resolution pro viding for the appointment of a committee of two Senators, to wait upon the Presi des!, to inform him that a quorum had as sembled, and that the Senate was ready to receive any communication from him. Messrs. Kdmunds and Stevenson were ap pointed. Mr. Morton, of Indiana, submitted the following, which was read and laid over: livnolvcd, By tho Senato, that tho Stato Government now existing in Louisiana, and represented by Win. 1. Kellogg as Govern or, is tho lawful Government of said State; that it is republican in form, and that every assistance necessary to sustaiu iis proper and lawful authority in said Stale should be given by the United State, when pro porly called upon for that purpose, to the end that the laws may bo faithfully and promptly executed, lite and property pro tected und defended ; and all violators of law, Statu or National, brought to spoedy punishment for their crimes. Ho also ottered the following: liesolvcd, That P. S. B. Pinchbeck be admitted as a Senator from the State of Louisiana for the term of six years, begin ning on the 4th of March, 18711. Ho asked that it le laid ou the table, and gave notice that he would call it up for coasideraiiou at an early day, perhaps Monday. Mr. Anthony moved that, when the Sen ate adjourns to-day, it be to meet on Mou day next, which was agreed to. Sir. F.dmunds, from the committee to wait upon tlio Prosident, reported tint they had performed that duty, and the President re plied ho would communicate with the Sen ate Monday next. Adjourned to Monday. Monday's i:i:piitT. On motion of Mr. Morton tho Senate took up tho resolution for the admission of Pinch beck. Mr. Morton then spoke in favor of seating him. Mr. Clayton moved t lit a committee of seven visit the Indian Territory during the recess to impure into wants and capaci ties of the inhabitants, of tho country. Mr. Morton called up his resolution seat ing Pinchbeck, and for the bcnellt of the new Senators proceeded to mako his usual speech. Ho bad not concluded when the Senate went into executive session. No conlirmations were made, Bepuhlican Senators- canvassed this af ternoon over committees without conclud ing them. TELEGRAPHIC SUMMARY. HV.tf A i :. Mr. Irf.g'ii called up llif hill to equal z. bounties. It was passed bv tho casti' g vole of Vice President Wilson. It u dninird during the discussion, that it lake, not less than thirty nor more than one hundred millions from the Treasury, not ni:. Tho bill reducing taxes in the District id' Columbia passed. The lax is one and a half per lent. Church properly actually use! f.rclo.rch purposes is exempt. K. I!. Hoar, of Massachusetts, from the Select Committee to inquire whether the privileges of the Houss had been violated by t he arrest of Whitelaw Ueid, a witness before a committee of the House, nt tin instance of Alexander B. Shepherd, sub mitted a report and recommended the pas sage of a bill declaring that a witness he fore either branch of Congress, or a com mittee thereof, shall not bo suhjeot to ttio service of any civil process, or any d .im or cau-o of action arising prior to such ap pearance, while coming to W ashingiim, or while in such attendance, or until after u reasonable time lo return. Tho rub s were suspended and the bill passed 131 to 113. Wasiunuton, March 3. The tariff and tax bills passed the Senate, after midnight, without amendments, by a vote ol ou to 2'J, and goes to-day lo the President to be signed. 1 lie bounty lull goes to, tho House tor concurrence in the amendment that the Government be allowed to borrow money to meet tho wants of tho bill. There is an other amendment, that soldiers shall not be charged with bounties paid them by States, which, it is claimed, will swell the drain on the Treasury fabulously. A canvass was made in the Senate this morning as to tho feeling of that body with relereneo lo proceeding with what is known as tho Force Hill. The result was, that a majority of the Senato were opposed to taking it up until all tho appropriation bills are disposed of; and, indeed, so solicit ous wore Senaturs lo go ou with the latter bills that they requested Mr. Morrill to re port the Sundry Civil bill, and waived the usual reading of the Journal. It is verv doubtful now whether tho Force Bill will ever be called up. A motion to suspend the rules and pass the bills for the admission of Colorado and New Mexico as Slates was defeated yeas 114, nays 84, not being two-thirds in the affirmative. It was almost a parlv vote. The conference report on the postotlicc appropriation bill has been presented and argued. It contains a partial restora tion of the franking privilege as to the Oavircmional Jlcaord and other public documents up to next December, and per manently as to seeds and agricultural re ports. Washington, March 4. Congress ad journed at noon. All the appropriation hills were passed nnd signed. The House receded from its disagreement to tho following Senate amendments : Making tho single rate postage on fourth ela-s mail matter one ounce instead of two ounces: striking out the items of $.j(i.ntMl for a new light house vessel for the Fitth District ; $100,000 for a steam lender on the Pacific coast; $50,0110 for payment for property lost in the military service : $34,- 000 for Montana war claims: $15(1,00(1 f,.r the purchase of the Stevens battery, and also the provision authorizing the Secretary of I he Treasury to call in, on three months notice, such 5.2(1 bonds as he may need for the sinking fund. All of those Senate amendments, therefore, have been enacted. The New Orleans cu-toni house gets $"', 000. Among the bills which remained on the Senate Calendar at the close of the session to day, and which therefore failed, are the following: The Houso general amnesty bill, which reached the Senate in Decem ber, 1873; the House bill for tlfo protection of elections, etc., known as tho "Caucus Force Bill," which got not no farther in the Senato than its second reading; all the various postal telegraph bills introduced in the Senate failed in the Senate others of similar character originating in tne House, failed in the House. The following bills were also left on tfie Senato Calendar, and failed at adjourn ment : Senate bills for the payment of the French spoliation claims ; to protect the navigable waters of the U. S. from injury and obstruction ; declaring the truo intent and meaning of the Union Pacific Kailrond acts; to pay tho two per cent, claim of the States of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois ; to es tablish a Bureau of Internal Commerce; to make generul provisions in regard to ca ble telegraphic communication ; to cram pensions for service in the war with Mexi co ; to amend the act grunting pensions to survivors of the war of 1812; to reguiate the counting of the electoral votes for President and Vice President: the bill of tho Joint Committee appointed to fratno a better g . eminent for the Distiict of Col umbia, "it many other Senato bills of minor in ;' taiice; ulao tho Houso bill known as i MeCraiy Bill,'' to regulate commerce by railroads among the several States : the House bill lo repeal the pre emption laws and secure) homesteads to actual rfttlers on the public domain, and the House steamboat bill. Among the oilier proinineut failures of the session are the bills for the equaliza tion of bounties ; for tho admission of New Mexico; the Texas Pacific and tbe North ern Pacific Hit. bills, and ull other land grant or subsidy bills, except a very tew which propose grants merely of rights of way. Aside from tho regular appropriation bills, comparatively few bills of general interest have been enacted this, session, but they include the follow ing measures of na tional importance: The tinanco bill, to provide for the resumption of specie pay ments, Ac; the little tariff bill; the bill supplemental to the acts in relation lo im migration, and tho bill granting rights of way through tho public lands on certain conditions lor nil railroads that may bo in corporated under the local laws of the States and Territories. K.uds' jetties for the mouth; of the Mis sissippi is a law. Audrew Johnson is hero. K Senator Peaso and iho Postmaster ut Vicksburg aro in trouble for slander. Colorado is a State : New Mexico remains a territory, a Tho following are the confirmations for to-day : Hine, Marshal for thu Southern district of Alabama ; Pease, Postmaster at Vicksbure ; Miller, Postmuster at Win chester, Va. Tho nominations of Pardee, District Juilc tor Louisiaim, and Kvnns, Marshal 1 fir Texas, wore returned to the Pre- ideni. Theirt are various rumor nhou il.e liouniy bid, but it may be positively state I that it did not become a law. 1 1101:. ; l.nren-o Thomas, for a long thin- Adju-I tint General of tho Arm v. is dea l. " I Al.tN ivimn, Va., March 2 In conse-I iieic of the Civil Kiclits Mi l, and fei.r i ir trouble, holh of the p im ip-il hotels here have canee'l 1 their I'c-nes UnJ clo-ed. Smrx City, March 2. .Lhc Gordon, who led the Black Hills cv.. .l tion from here last October, lois returned, on I will 0"Titir:ii the reports ,,f Wdoltor. St. I. .i is, Msivti 1. A furious snow storm eorenienced her- liliout 1 o'cl ok tlli- niori.i'iii and ri;ei the rcnocn ter of t he night. I'lie -now now lies ahoot one foot deep on a lev '. Ail the street railways ni-e blooded and i n, (lie of all sorts is much impeded All tic ridroiids centering here lire noire or e-s blm-lfcd, and train arc much behind time No sueh storm has pre. v;iih d in this seciion for eleven years. Sfanrnv, Pa., March it. The house of G.Schry, near Schuisgrove, was detroyed bv tire. Two children perished Mrs, Schry was badly burned. Ai.iiany, N. Y., March . The telo- graph building, on the corner of State and Broadway, is burned. Loss, including Museum, $60,000. Hoi ston, Tkxas, March 0. A tire oc curred in the business portion of the city, including Main street. Loss $50,000, Fojidav, N. Y., March 0. The banking house of Hayes ,t AVells, Johnstown, has been partially burned. The charred re mains of Edward .out, who slept in the bank, were found. A diamond ring, valu able watch, and a large sum of money miss ing. Ko attempt to rob thn bank, and no clno. Sei.m, Ala., March 0. The State Grange has decided to hold their first an nual fair at Selnia, commencing Octobor 25, aud continuing five dnjs. Montuoms:by, March tl. The House of Representatives, by a unanimous vote, ex pelled a negro meinher named Gasken, for proposing lo do certain things in his legis lative capacity for threo hundred dollars. The committee examining tho charges con. aisled of three Democrats and one white nnd one colored Bepuhlican, and reported unanimously thnt he was guilty. There is universal rejoicing in Alabama over tho defeat of the force bill. IticiiMiiNii, Va., March ti. Mr. Oilman, of Kichtnond city, to-day introduced a bill in the House ot Delegates to punish dis turbances in hotels, theatres and other places of amusement. It provides that per sons wtio create disturbances in hotels by boisterous demands for accommodations. after tho proprietor, or his agont, baa de clined to entertain tlieni tor want of room or oilier reasonable specilled causes, shall ho punished bv fine and imprisonment. In the esse of theatres, uiatiiierH are to have the riht to issue reserved seat tickets stumped Hfid no, transferable, and when party not the original purchaser demands admittance the door-keeper can refuse him, but the price of ticket uui-t be refunded ; and if he lefu-es to toko the money, and thereby creates a diftitrhnuce, ho is liable to arre.-t and line in both cases, and half of the line goes to the hotel keeper or manager ns tho onto may be. There are similar pro. VKior.s regarding steamboats and railroads. Bi iiLlxi.Tox, Yt., March 0. A. J. Crane, late Collector of Internal Bovenue for Third District, has been l entenced to 18 months imprisonment, and $2,0u(l line, for irregu lurities in office. W isiiiNi.ToN, March ti. Until within a few days, the plan of arbitrating Louisiana aSairs, so fir us the Committee were con cerned, wss not positively lixed. It may now be stated that it will bo considered by the whole Committee, nnd that they will commeiico work as soon as the papers com ing from New Orleans reach them; prob ably as early as Wednesday or Thiirsjnvof next week. The propriety of an extra se-sion of the Loui-iuua Legislature is still sugceed by the Committee. Cincinnati, March 7 The heaviest snow storm for years. Tbe snow is nine inches deep. F.xteiuls south of Jackson, Tennessee. New Yokk. March 7. Snow continued to fall throughout tho night. The sun is shining now. A large amount of snow has fallen. Ge-ritt Smith's widow is dead. Beecher's Church is glutted. Tho doors wero locked half-past 10. A clamorous crowd continues knocking. 1-1 new mem bers received. Nashua, N. II., March 8. Lamar, of Mississippi, has opened tho campaign on the Democratic side by a most conservative speech. Senator Gordon spoke nt Little ton. I OKI.IU.. Lo.Mois, March 2. In tho Houso of Com mons, !-ir M. II. Beach, Chief Secretary for Ireland, introduced a bill lessening the penalties for tho unlawful possession of arms in Ireland, and repealing the law au thorizing the closing of public houses and the arrest of persons found out doors at night in proclaimed districts, and removing the re-trictions on newspapers. He stated that the Government intended to re-enact laws against KibbouUiu in Westmcath, as it has assumed that the Kibbon conspiracy existed as strong as ever there. He pointed the fact thai John Mitchell was elected to Parliament because lie declared he wotilj never consent to bo tit peuco with England, and ho alluded to the return of nuioorou miigrants from America, who, ho said, hud acquired Western vices nnd forgottou their Irish virtues. These wero the reasons for not wholly removing tho restrictions on the possession of tire arms in Ireland. Loxnox, March 4. The steamer Gotten luirg, villi eighty-live passengers, aud ii .Tew nuuiljeredjtliirty-livc, was wrecked near Australia. Only four are ktniwu to besaved. Three filled boats are yet to he heard fr 'in. The (iotleulmig had a hi re e c irgo, including ,"0,000 ounces of i go! I Loniion, Murch to Advices from Asia ! Minor stale that 20,0i)0 out of a population I of 62,000 have died from starvaiion. j BkuliNi March 0. All parties, except L'liramontnnes and extreme Conservatives, ' have agreed to support the bill wilhdrawiue State endowments from tho Catholic clor gy. It it believed that auuLher bill is pro. paring requiring tho lest oath from Catho lic applicants for civil service, nnd to dis miss those who fail to givu satisfactory as turanco of loyalty. Hon. Horace Maynard Nomi nated as Minister to Constantinople. Wasih.vutiix, March (l. The Prescient sent in the following nom inations to-day: tiodlove S. Oith, of In diana. Minister lo Austria: Horace M ly nard, of Tennessee, Minister to Constanti Miple: MienN. Sixth Auditor of the Treas ury ; D. Sa.iIc, Chief Justice of (he Su preme Court i f Montana ; livans, Maishal of llie K.istorn Ili-lrict of Texas : Consul. Marshal of the Northern District of Flo rida : Ileivin, l'. nion Agent, Ilaieigh ; ll oikiii, Pen-ion Agent, Vicksburg : liraif. Appraiser of Meichandi-e, Climb-stun; John M. Woo iw nr. I, .'supervising Surgeon Gemini. M irine llospitnl service: .Man ning. Collector of Customs, Albemarle, N. (' : Fiv.hiigh, Collector Customs, Nat. hex. It I : 1 1 1 IfM l K 1 1; s t.. Ill" I'rriimil.in l Ion T-ny' Open lK Npreell. The New York Jfrratd, of tbe 2nd inM , t'onlaiiiH tlio rloMiiig ituy's t'll'ort of ( ieu. Tracy, of couuwl lor IJecclier : Tho charge of incontinence lias al ways been THE FAVOKITK WKAl'ON OK ATTACK Vl'OS CI.EKOYMK.N. The enemies of Ht. Atbanaaius by mich an accusation nought to deatroy the great rhauipion of the orthodox faith. it was liy similar means that the uame of Ht. F'riinciH de Kales was kept under a ciouu tor lour years, during which he maintained the same silence for which my client In so blmrply crit'eised. It was on such a charge that the ruin o the illustrious Fenelon, Archbiahop of Cambrny, was attempted. It was uu der such au imputation that the "Ju dicious Hooker," one of the brightest lights of the English Church, remained "dumb as the dead," though innocent Bjtababe, for six yeursof biUerunguUh. It was such a charge, spread broadcast over England, that John Wesley, the utau whoof all Protestants most nearly approached the spirit aud labors of the Apostle Paul, fullered to pass without any public reply for twetity yenrs, and, by a yet more remarkable coincidence, it was by means of an Insinuation thai he had made improper advances that a prosecution was kindled uguiust him in Georgia, which resulted in DKIV1NU HIM OUT Of thiscoimtry uuder tho ban of an Indictment. Who envies the verdict of the jury which found that indict ment? Where is John Canton, the magistrate, who inspired the prosecu tion '.' He is pilloried forever iu a few lines of Wesley's biogr'iiby, und es capes ohllviou only because the unsul lied mid venerable name of the man whom ho thought he had crushed makes it impossible for him lo escape from infamy. TIIK I'l-nSIMI H-'KOff. General Tracy then concludul his four day's address of opening to t..e jury as follows: I have laid bif.de you, gentlemen, us much of this ca-e as to t he best of my ability I could put into words, iiut the deepest truth that underlies It is beyoi d adequate expicsslon by feeble words of mine ; nor I think, could, any single tongue set forth the nature and the power of that influence which radiates through out the world of time, ami beyond the gra e, from the loving centre of a good man's life. There are facts which Jure not s)o ken fro Hi lip to ear, but from heart to heart. There Is a treasure at stake In comparison to which even the good inline of one innocent man and oue innocent woman, however sucinl and precious this may be, is of trivial worth I mean the principle of the vulue of established character. Whut Is the use of an honorable life, if It is no barrier against false accusation ; if, in tho face of foul conspiracy, its prayers and labors, generosities aud heroisms are to be counted worse tlinn nothing merely the disguises of rot ten hypocrisy'.' Against this most duugerous infidelity of our time one grand protest has beeu made. Thre. thousand MKN A Nil WOMEN OK l'lAMOUTIl fHCKCII Have presented to this community a spectacle un paralleled of faith in good nesj ami iu God. These people ure your fellow-citizens ; virtuous, indus trious, practical, sensible as yourselves. They love their wives aud daughters; they cdierish the purity of their house holds. Foremost among you in every work of charity; earnest, sincere, good and kind; good neighbors, good citi zens, they have stood many, many months unshaken in their faith and confidence urouud their pastor, whom they love, Aud this they do because they know him; because for thirty years they have looked through his clear eyes into his transparent soul; because his influence upou them ami tiieir children has been pure and wholesome; because he has taught them from his lips that repeated the words of the Master, and by a life that rellected the example of the Master, to fear (iod nnd abhor evil. This multi tude of witnesses bear testimony to the value of a good man's character as read in a good man's life; and it is the lesson of the value of character which you are called to impress upon the world. You will save lirooklyn, al ready too much di.-graced by the ex istence of such a scandal, from the far greater disgrace of permitting such a man to be destroyed by such instru mentality. An eagle, towering in his prido of place, Hawked at and kiliei by mou-in owls. You would tell thu AnieiiiMii people Unit when innocence isussaiied by un scrupulous und cunning malice, how ever successful for a time the assault may seem, it must liud its barrier when it reaches an American juiy. And you will say to this heartless und godless persecutor " Thus far thou slnilt come, but no further here ull the mid night plottings of cruel craft must cease lorever." 1 ask of you for this defend ant nolliitig but that justice w hich you would mete out to the humblest citi zen. Yet you cau not but feel as I do an overwhelming tense of the solemn importance of this trial. I: will loon; larger In history than any which has taken place for eighteen centuries. No man of this defendant's fame ha ever beeu called Uxiu to answer auch a charge iu a court of justice. What a spectacle has been presented In this City of Churches. Kvery day for eight weeks this tiged man, who has been a large and various contributor to the literature of our English tongue, and who never wrote a word that was not inspired by t lie love of (Ind, of nature and of his fellow-men ; who has moved with suhlimest eloiiience greater mul titudes than nuy living orator, and who never spoke save for Justice, truth and virtue; who has convinced, rescu ed, instructed and comforted unnum bered thousands of erring, struggling, suffering souls, countii.g tils own life, foilune and reputation us nothing, if by their risk or sucrillce he could save the humble and the weak. This man, whose faille encircles the earth and whose Inline is honored and beloved wherever Christianity bears sway, has been dragged by malignant conspira tors into this Court to answer the vile nnd odious charge which the evidence of a long time outside of these walls, no less than the evidence produced within them, brands indelibly as a lie. Day by day he pussed along our streets Willi hisftirave und true wife to meet the unmerited indignity of this arraignment. Strong men have been touched with mingled pity and wrath at the sight, and women have turned aside to weep, Jt is au outrage which posterity will avenge. This fair city will yet boast uinong her proudest monuments the statue of him who conferred upon her such glory and re ceived within her gates such tortures. All who had part in this crowniiig drama of Ids life will be remembered with execration or praise. Those who falsely accused, those who weakly doubted, those who cowardly forsook him, those who were swift to believe evil ou the one side and ou the other, those who steadfastly trusted and those, gentlemen of the Jury, who just ly Judged. Yes, gentlemen, by the judgment which you here pronounce you will, yourselves, be Judged at tbe tribunal of after ages. What you do here will never die. When these scenes shall have purts-.-d away, when be who presides over this trial shall rest iu the silent slumbers of the dead, when the seas you occupy shall be tilled by your children or your chil dren's children, strangers from distant Climes will come lo view the place front which was given back to the world, free fioui cloud or pa ing shudo-, the name of Henry Ward H.-ech'-r. Eveu when centuries, shall have roll-d a ay, when iliesu marble wall, ahull " all crumbled and dciuyed, this irial will lie remembered, with n all-u .im liing intcri'-i. Mou- h ip,, ni mm. the wold.-, id tin-. 1 1 -(- 1 1 . i i , more inspir ing io in his id- or iii.it nioMiiity, more -oivi rful :iMiour: ni -i, dciu the s hi n.' titi Lis I.I I K UK l'SKKfl,hSi AMI VlislfK Wil he the tl-olt.il ill' ill- r etetie i'alth sin! imt'i-ice under din- affliction Mild deadly a-sanb. IIoio-h are admired, lint i- i.- the mail.ti w Im at e tadoved. No' ' he triumphant jooce in-, nnd the lolld ho.Silllia, hut I he or.., lb- ilmru crown, iio i-i-inli-l.ie -. 1 1 j i -' the world, .i nl since tin- in uu' nt t la- Divine Hulti-ri r no follower if i 'hii.-t has borne the cross in vain. Icn.feineii. do you heheve in (io.- Then you will recog nize io-day wnut t lit gi -ner.it hum to come will k ce-.rlv see, whn'ilieilay of re i-hitlnii will i l i.e forth in letters of I minor nl ligh' the work nf (lod's approvil upon tills His faith til, up right, Hiift'eriiigserviiiii, limn He hath hitherto goble t, sui'Mttieit mi l Messed ; whom, in the hour of tribulation, lie hath not forsaken, and whom, hy all the truth of Hm eternal promise and all the resource f His almighty pow er, Ho will snr- I ii-eue and reward; for thiiii, b i. . .i j.ijn ju hand, the wicloil shell 1 1 lie unpunished, but iliKM-edoC tin- ri .hteous shall be de I is-ed " I'll.. Heel l I riu-j's ripeei ll, and l:iilpl Point. New York Sun, 2d. The opeiim:; for the defense iu the I'cccbi r i ;i-c hy Mr. ltenjuiniu F. Tracy, ciiiii liiiled jc-lerday, has been a principal topic of conversation for several days past. The views expressed about it dill'cr wide ly. On the whole, we think tlio effect produced upou public opinion or scnti ini iit, to make a ili-tluci ion litis been miller favorable to Mr. Ih-ecber. In his extended comments on Hie im probabilities of the phiintiir case, it is viiiicw lint surprising that-so astnteu law yer as Mr. Trin y seems ent:rely lo have overlooked the most ridiculous feature iu Iho pluintilt's w hole story. It is this at least as 't -Hikes us ; Mr. Tiltou sends, by Mr. Motilion. for Mr. Ilceclier to come to Motiltoii's hoiisi'. pM'echci' arrives, and is confronted by Tiltou. who accuses him of adultery w itii bis w ife, and backs up the acen-ation with a written confession by Mr-. Tiltou. lial docs Mr. Iteccher do? ,et every iuiagiuat ion lie stretched to'coticcivi! of the lad, until, in the some what ludicrous phru-o of old Tilstruiu iiiirgi.-s. the clloi t sublimates imagina tion into evanescence" let the wildest fancy try In conceive of what Itocoher, accused of corrupting Ids friend's wife, did on the spot ? Did he llercely deiionnco the uccti.-atioii as a lie? I lid lie tear open the liOsom of his shirt, excluiuiing. not us old llentiin did w hen he tori' his open at the mulc of Footc's loaded and drawn pi-tol. Let the as-a-siu lire," but I am guilty, shisit nie us I descne:" oh no; In- did noihhio- (lf thv kind. According to the evidence in the ca-e he turned to tho outraged husband und a-kcl him : Caul on and sec l-.lizahcth once more ? Aud the. wronged Inisliand, presumably wrought tip to fi-eny by his marital injuries, (aid ye-'. And he went, und -aw her, alone, in In r bed-rooin, and in bed ! Verily, it this is true. do. I not only never raised up another friend like Frank Motilton, hut ht) never raised ill) another seducer like) lleecher, and another liu-ban I like Tll lo:i or. iu a word, another llnaiklyn liko liriMiklyii ; for we undertake lo say, with out raising any tpiestioii about this case, that no such incident, iu the w hole his tory of the world, ow-roooiinvi! before.