Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, March 27, 1873, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated March 27, 1873 Page 2
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SANTA FE. Railroad Progress in the South- west. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. Notes of Development—Towns Along the Route. Dio Southern Kouto to tho Pacific— I Dio Now Pfttli of Empire. Bantu Fo was ono of tho earliest points ostab- Utsliod lu Spanish occupation of tho region moro than two conturloa ago. It was old when Ply mouth Rook received tho tread of tho Pilgrim Fathers, and tho mouth of tho Hudson tho set tlement of tho Manhattanoso. Our inch-long antiquity in Chicago, homo In tho memory of men still living, la ridiculous measured bcsldo tbo old town whose adobe buildings aud mixed Caravans of tbo plains used to ilguro in tbo geog raphies. early in this century, with tho Qroat American Desert cutting it off from all possibil ity of neighborhood and kinship with tho Ameri can States. Tho iron hone Is making for Santa Fo. Tho Atchison, Topoka it Santa Fo Railroad Company havo no less an undertaking in hand, and tho present advanced stago of their enter prise warrants a description, which tho accom panying map will help at onco to a greater abbre viation and fullness. Tbo map shows how Chi cago is connected with this important route by several railway linos across Missouri and lowa. Tho Atchison «fc Topoka sohomo dates from tho earliest Territorial days. It was incorporated by act of tho Legislature of tbo Territory of Kan sas, approved Fob. 11, 1850. 0. K. Holliday, 0. Challis, P. T. Abel, M. 0. Dickey, A. Allen, Sam Dickson, W. L. Gordon, L. D. Bird, J. Murphy, F. L. Crauo, and others, wore tho incorporators. ROUTE. The Company was authorized to locate, oper ate, etc., a railroad ■with ono or moro tracks from Atchison, on tho Missouri Rlvor, in Kansas Ter ritory, to tho town of Topeka In tho same, and to such point ou tho southern boundary of said Territory, in tho direction of Santa Fo, in tho Territory of Now Mexico, as may bo most con venient and suitable for tho construction of such railroad ; and also construct a branch of said railroad hi tho direction of tho Gulf of Mexico. FIRST ORGANIZATION. 'On the 15th of September following, tho now ly-croatod Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fo Com pany mot at tho office of Luther C. Challis, in tho City of Atchison, and effected tho regular or ganization of tho Company. FIRST LAND-GRANT. It gavo tho Company ovory alternate section for a tract of 20 miles wide. In consideration of this grant, tho Company stipulated to build a railroad from tho Missouri River, at or near tho City of Atchison, via Topeka, lo'tho western lim its of tho Stato of Kansas, in tho direction of Santa Fo, Now Mexico, with a branch in tho. di rection of the Gulf of Mexico. Tho limit of timo in which the lino must ho built to obtain tho subsidy was ton yoars, which expired March 8, 1873. By a rapidity ot progress almost unprece dented in tho annals of railroad-building, tho Atchison, Topeka & Bflftta Fo Road reached tho western limit of tho Stato six months before the required timo. CONSTRUCTION. Although this road was commenced several years since, only a'email portion was construct ed until within tho last throe yoars. Tho condi tions of tho land-grant were, that tho lino should bo completed to tbo west lino of tbo Stato within a given time, which expired tho 8d of March of this year. As is usually tho caso, tho aid of Eastern capitalists was sought aud obtained to finish tho lino, and it was continued to tho Ar kansas River in 1871, when an attempt was made to obtain from Congress an extension of timo In which to finish tho road. Tide faded, and at tho opening of tho spring of 1372 thoro woro still some 300 miles unfinished, 'with no alternative but to complete it or loso a largo part of tbo laud-grant. It was determined to push it through, and it was done' nearly throe months in advance of iho timo; so tho lino is now com pleted in a thorough manner, and two daily, trains are now running from Atchison, on tho Missouri River, to tho Colorado hue, 405 miles. Tho last 300 miles are tlirough tho Arkansas River Volley, tho richest valley in tho Stato, and capable of supporting a large population, which has already commenced to occupy it, from all parts of tho couutry. Colonies of enterprising people from Oliio, Now York, and Massachu setts have already selected locations ou tho road, SUO miles out, and are making rapid progress in preparing for tho reception of their members, with their families, many of whom will arrive in timo to put in crops this season. Tho Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fo Company having arranged with parties owning largo tracts of laud in Southern Colorado and Now Mexico to build a lino toward Sauta Fo, on tho great Southern route across tho continent, also contemplate constructing their lino west of tho Arkansas Valley, to tho base of the Rocky Mountains. These will make connections with tho great linos to tho Pacific Coast and tho Gulf of Mexico, and aiding tho development of the richest mineral region in tho world. To show how entirely the American Desert has faded out of the geography of our time, a brief review of some of tho leading points ou tho now routo will bo of interest. Atchison, tho initial point of this road, Is tho railroad centre of Kansas. Among tho roads centering hero aro seven great lines, giving four direct hues to tho Kust—tho Central Branch Union Pacific, tho Missouri Pacific, tho Atchison, Topeka A Banta Fc, tho Atchison & Nebraska, tho Kansas City, Be. Joseph & Council Bluffs, tho Hannibal and St. Joseph, tho Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, and has a population of 18,b00. Grasshopper Falls la a flourishing town, twenty six miles out from Atchison. Hero the Kansas Central Railroad crosses tho A. T. & H. Fo. Topeka—Tho City of Topeka Is tho Capital of tho State. It contains a population of 0,430, and is situated at tho emsbhig of iho Kansas Pacific oud tho A. T. A S. Fo It. it., fifty-one miles out from Atchison. Cavbomlalo, a mining town of 600 inhabitants, sixty-eight miles out Irom Atchiaou, iu in tho heart of tho coal Holds, surrounded by good farming lands. Burlmgamo, with its splendid schools and ox tenrivo Hour and woolen mills, seventy-seven niiloj out from Atchinon, is a very dcsirablo point, lb is tho county seat of Osage County. Osago City, a village less than two years old, has a population of f.OOO, and is rapidly improv ing. it is surrounded by first-class lauds, which nvo now in market at low rates. Hero is fouud hard coal unsurpassed by any west of Pitts burgh; also, potter's clay In largo quantities, Osage City is oighty-fivo miles from Atchison. Beading, on tho .Marias Dos Cygnes Bivor, but just laid out ao a town uito, has 200 inhabitants, and is in tho midst of a splendid agricultural district, niuoty-uis miles out from Atchison. Emporia, 'at tho crossing of tho Atchison, Topeka «t Santa Fo and tho Missouri, Kansas A Texas Builroudu,tho county scat of Lyon County, is one of tho most thriving towns in the State. The State Normal School is located hero; it Ims a lino water-power and tlouring-mills, and is tho end of the First Division of this road, 111 miles from Atchison, has a population of 8,000. Cottonwood Palls the county seat of Chase County, on Cottonwood Bivor, 181 miles out fjom Atchison, iu a good business point. Florence, on Cottonwood Bivor at tho mouth of Doyle Crook, 156 miles southwest from Atchison. It has a lino walcr-powor; Loro tho railroad di verges from tho Cottonwood Bivor, leaving Flor ence to rocoivo tho trade of tho valleys of tho Cottonwood and Walnut. It is surrounded by a rich agricultural and stock-growing country. Stages leave hero for all points down tho Wal nut \ alloy to Iho Arkansas Bivor. Poabody is a lively, nourishing, young town lo cated on Doylo Crook upon a pleasing sito. It is hr oumlod oy a beautiful country, so much so th t within tho last year it has boon well settled 1.0 a far i own tho Valley of tho Whitowatorupto nuntu fork ef .he Cottonwood. Thlswholooouulry will ho settled in a few yoars, and ita whole bus iness will bo dono at Peabody. It iu 107 miles from Atchiuou. Newton, on Band Crook, IBS miles out from Atch Ison. Hero tho road reaches tho old Texas cattle trail, and from this station some 100,060 bead of sattlo wore shipped tho past season. Avery heavy Imuiuoau is dune hero in lumbar. Tho Wichita -wVqP \/' “r» r*-*J*. -J?> f vW *** ,\'J • oFwtlntlU ■ V, K uni ,X\\ .nft, _ ujcxioa TEXANS ac a-N g a 0 ■ s,n:r °"’ L..v.v.n,.^!;^: Co ■ ■’’■'T^N-^^^i, branch loaves main lino at ibis point. Popula tion, 1,200. Sedgwick Is a thriving town on Llttlo Arkansas River. Population, 800; 200 miles from Atchison. Wichita, on tho Big Arkansas River, twenty ono miles from Atchison, and tho present ter minus of tho Wichita Brandi of tho A. T. A S. F. R. R., is tho distributing point for a greater portion of extreme Southern Kansas, aud is des tined to booomo a commercial point of groat im portance. It is rapidly improving. Population, 2,500. Hutchinson is located on tho Arkansas River, from which point tho railroad boars to tho north west In passing around tbo big bond of tbo rlvor. Tho town thus commands tho business of a vast region to tho southwest. Hutchinson is tho oud of tho Second Division of this road. Great Bend, at tho mouth of Walnut Creek and West of Fort Zarah, 2G9 miles out from' Atchison. Lamed, near Fort Lamed, on tho lino of tho railroad. It will bo ono of tuo boot towns in this part of tbo State. Lamed is out 201 miles from Atoblaon. Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge is3sl miles out from Atchison: end of Third Dlvislonof this road; is a good unsipoßß centre. State Liptf, between Kansas and Colorado, Western terminus of tho A. T. & S. F. R. R.. 45i miles fydra Atchison, is improving very rapidly. Business of nil kinds Is well represented hero. The Company will extend their lino to Pueblo, Cob, tho coming summer, and from thenco to Balt Lake. THE SALARY STEAL. Eureka, 111., March 14, 1878. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune: Sir : It seems to mo that The Tribune is not ontirolycorrcct in its vlows of tho salary “steal.” A majority voted for it, or it would not havo be come a law. A majority will therefore accept the increased pay. This of members of the present Congress. Tho next Congress, tho President, and other officials will hereafter receive it, of course, unless tho law is repealed. 'Why should ono dis trict, whoso Roprosonotiro used his influence and votod against tho measure, and which must, in any event, pay its proportion to tho amount given to others, insist that tho pittance coming to itself must bo givou up. Had Mr. Roberta opposed tho steal consistently, 1 should say that, having boon overruled, his responsibility ended, and ho ought to bring bis proportion of tbo money into his own district, either retaining It qimaolf, or, hotter, bestowing It upon uoiuo public enterprise in which his constituents are largely interested; or, if precise justice is sought, apportioning it among tho several counties in abatement of subsequent taxes. Ido not believe a member will bo justi fied by tbo people in returning to tho united States Treasury tuo money which they havo oven indirectly paid out, whilo other districts do not do tho same. Your argument scorns not to bo valid, that, whoa ho was elected, ho agreed to servo for so much; sinco tho other party to tho contract has generously donated a larger amount, without his solicitation, and oven against his protest. Some unjust shafts havo been hurled at Mr. Potior and others, that should havo boon directed at Butler, Trumbull, or Logan. Tho nation has no uso for a President who oannot live ou $25,000 a year and .perquisites, nor for other officials upon whom tho honors of tho Republic sit bo lightly that they arc ready to throw them off, except they ho paid largo sums by a tax-burdened pooplo. * Is not our Constitution defective, if men can legally inoroaso their own pay ? and wbat shall bo said of tho practice of attaching general leg islation to special appropriation biils ? Tho heart is sick, and tho people *aro discouraged, when thoy boo tho villainy in high places. Thoro will bo a rovolution ; the indications of it exist now in Illinois. Often rashly and unwisely, wo fear, tho pooplo act; but, in tho cud, peacefully aud effectually thoy will bring the rulers to a sense of their responsibility. Liberal. THE NEW LIBERAL PARTY. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune Bib : By your lucid enunciation and able advo cacy of the objects and principles of tbo new Liberal party, you place society under obliga tion. ’ X hail with unspeakable pleasure the prompt action taken by tbo men of Indiana in this matter, and heartily wish them Godspeed. Recent exposures of the groat political wicked ness which exists in high places must convince every thinking mind of the imperative necessity of a thorough change in our political machinery, so far as concerns parties as at present existing. It is quite evident that both the Republican party, ,on the one hand, and the Democratic party, on the other hand, aro either unable or unwilling to make any real effort to raise the tone of our political life from the slough of cor ruption in which recent disclosures have pain fully proven it to exist. Added to this, the al most apathetic action of Congress in dealing with the parties implicated in these nefarious transactions must prove conclusively to evory true patriot that somo groat and determined steps should now ho token to purge our gov erning power, in every department, from this gross and flagrant political immorality. I, sir. lake your view of tho question, that tills much-to-ho-dcsirod chango is not to bo brought about by qn adherence to either o? tho two organizations as they now exist, but by tbo prompt and united action of a now party, which shall have for its object tho upholding of our Groat Republic on tho foundation of honor and of virtue. That wo have thousands of citizens in this State who hold such views on this subject, X doubt not, —in whoso cars both conscience and patriotism alike cry loudly and imperative!}', “ Como yo out from among them, and ho yo eopavato!" Thai tho struggle will bo great, there can bo no doubt; nor is there any doubt that (owing to tho immouso interest and influence at tached to tho existing organizations) tho end to ho accomplished will require almost superhuman effort; but I firmly believe, sir, tbnt, if tho ques tion ho taken up in an energetic manner by those accustomed to load in those matters, wo aro equal to tho emergency. One thing is quite cer tain : That either a determined protest must now bo made by tbo people of this country against tho apparently increasing corruption which un doubtedly exists in bur representative element, or wo must of necessity noon become the sub jects of well-earned commiseration at the hands of our Transatlantic neighbors, and, maybe, tho wholo civilized world. W. S. R, Chicago, March 53,1573. A SHOOTING AFFAIR. Qosiieu, Inch, March 25, 1673, To the Editor of The Chicmjo Tribune: Bin: Ou Saturday last, tbo 22d List., Hr. Hawkins, Constable of Bouton, in attempting to arrest John Long, yt&a shot by Long, tbo ball entering within two inches of tho heart. Long was arrested on Sunday by tho HhoriiT of Elk hart County, Hr. Egbert, and lodged in Jail. At 12 m. to-day Hr. Hawkins was living, with slight hopes of his recovery. Long is to have a trial on Thursday, tho 27th. Some timo since, Hr. John J. Stiver (father in-law of John Long) had four or five head of his most valuahlo cattle stabbed with a knifo by some unknown person. Trouble having existed between Long and his father-in-law, of a rather serious nature, Stiver ordered tho arrost of Long, cud tho Constable, iu making this at tempt, won shot by Long. Boport nays that Long pleads insanity, and threatens to kill the Sheriff the first opportunity offered him. M. More fllob-Lnw In Oruwfurd County, liuli Front the New Albanu.LeiVjer. March 24. From tho otUoors of tho Air-Lino Ballway Company wo learn that & second outrage has hoeu attempted by the vluUants of Oruwfurd iiilj. til-IUJAUO jJAiLK iKIUL)i\E: TIUJUSDAV. MAIIUII 27, 1873. County to gain possession of tho papers in tho railroad suits ponding in tho Crawford Circuit Court. It appears that upon their first visit they failed to secure tho papers they desired, aud honco on Wednesday night they returned, to tho number of boon sovonty-flvo and ono hun dred, and called upon Mr. Temple, tho Olork of tbo Court, and, after placing a ropo around his nook, demanded that ho surrender all tho papers In the case. Mr. Temple informed tho Vigilnnts that it would bo impossible to do so, as ho had forwarded a transcript In tho caso to the authori ties of Perry County. After assuring them selves tlmt Mr. T. was correct in his statements thoy released him, and shortly after rode out of town. , Wo understand that Mr. Golden, who has boon tho agent of tho railroad company, inconse quence of qho throats made against him, has been compelled to flee tho country, and that ho is now at somo point out of tho reach of tho exasperated mob which seeks his life. Complete and certified copies of all tho papers in those Crawford County cases have been made, and aro now in tho hands of parties for aafo keeping, beyond reach of those Vigilante, and will bo produced at tho proper tlmo and proper place. SAN FRANCISCO, The Jury* of tho Period—Hnlloon-As cciislouk—Col. Evans and Hlv Fam ily--Liter ary Gossli>* Cvrre»j)oiulc7ice of The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco, March 17, 1873. THE JURY OF TJIK PERIOD. Another farce, a companion-piece to tho ver dict of acquittal In tho Fair-Orittoudou case, Ims boon performed in California, this time at Valle jo. Last Thursday, a man named James D. Pago, keeper of n restaurant, shot and mortally wounded his wife and killed himself, during a quarrel growing but of her alleged infidelity. Ho olaimod that sho had cohabited with Charles A. Russell, who is at present confined in jail un dor sentence of death, and, in order to establish her guilt beyond controversy, had opoued 101101*8 sent to her by tho murderer’s friends. Though it was proven that Pago was alone with his wife when the fatal shots wore fired, and that his pis tol did tho work, tho Coroner’s jury returned this verdict: “That James D. Pago came to hisdoath from tho effect of a pistol-shot from tho hands of a party unknown.” AMONG THE CLOUDS. Profe. Coo and Lay, two Eastern have made four balloon ascensions from Wood ward’s Gardens within tho last two months. They woro accompanied by reporters on each occasion. Thoao ascensions draw crowds of 10,000 or 12,000 pooplo to tho Gardens, because of their novelty in this country. As tho balloon loaves tho ground, tho band plays “ Riso Up, William Riloy ; ” tho psoplo become wild with excitement, and cheer after cheer rends tho air. A grand aerial race between two balloons is likely to bo hold under tho auspices of tho press,--tho party to consist of members of tho profession alone. If tho plan is carried out, the gratitude of tho pooplo will bo beyond expression. COL. EVANS AND 1118 FAMILY. The family of tho late lamented Col. Albert S. Evans reside at tho old homestead In this city, a pleasant cottage on tho summit of ouo of our highest hills, wherein tho Colonel produced tho choicest specimens of his literary work. Thanks to tho liberality aud enterprise of tbo San Fran cisco press, his widow and children have a good homo of their own, and are in comfortable cir cumstances. In a conversation with J. H. Car many, publisher of tho Overland Monthly, that gentleman said to mo; “ While InNowYork, last fall, I frequently mob Col. Evans at tho Aetor House, where wo woro stopping. Ho was always hard at work, reading proofs of his work on California, to ho published by Lippincott, or at tending to his correspondence. Occasionally ho would grow impatient at tho delay of his friend Marcillios, who was to accompany him on his Mexican expedition. Ho had a groat deal to say about tho sudden death of his old friend. Gov. Seward (whom ho accompanied to Mexico as correspondent of tho Now York Tribune), ond about tbo uncertainty of Hfo generally. I re member a few evenings later, at tho Froudo reception by tho Lotus Club, in tho presence of Joaquin Miller and others, ho had a smart dis cussion with Dr. Holland in reference to having a purpose in life, in which tho Doctor brought out very strong arguments in favor of having a purpose in everything,—ovory action, word, and deed. Tho Colonel succeeded in drawing out the very strong rules of life which exhibit them selves in all the literary works of tho eminent author. Ho has a good purpose in viow in all of his works. I went to Boston, aud, upon my return, found that tho Colonel was still delayed, lu a few days Mr. MarclJUosaudlady arrived, and arrangements woro made for sailing ou tho ill fated steamer Missouri. 1 bade him a kindly adieu ono afternoon, ns ho was wending his way to the steamer, and, to my surprise, saw him next morning passing out nt tho Astor Mouse entrance. I hailed him, and inquired the cause of his reappearance,’and ho said that ‘The old tub stuck in tuo mud, and thoy woro obliged to wait for tho tide to float her off.’ Another burned good-bye, aud wo parted. I presume I was iho last Californian who saw tho kind-heart ed Colonel alivo.” LITERARY OOSSIP. Tho California Art Journal for March is re plete with clover articles on art, music, and tho drama, and also contains an excellent picture—a zincogranh—of John McCullough as “ Corio lawns." The journal la a credit to San Francisco, and is moderately profitable. , J. Rons Bcowno, tbo noted traveler, will have in the next issue of tho Overland an exhaustive article on tho “Agricultural Capacity of Cali fornia," referring to tho reclamation of marsh and swamp lands, and projected plana for irriga tion, in California, with notes on tho canal sys tem of China and other ooimtrios. Somo of {ho reclaimed lands have produced as high as eighty bushels of wheat per aero. Tnat clover sell on tho Pavy. expedition to tho North Polo is still going tho rounds of tho press. Its publication was tho result of accepting por fimotory corronponco ico. Tho original letter to tho librW, purporting to havo boon based on dispatches from Pavy’s Arctic headquarters, was written by a Ban Francisco Bohemian, a restless individual who is always incubating some sensa tion or other. Bkh Jonks. A <>£ Ruanli J'rohi the Hartford O.urunt. Tho bravo British soldier, when at home in Old England, is not allowed to wear a heard. To some, tho regulation is becoming: to others it iu annoying. None, however, fully likes to have forcordiimtlon so completely do away with free will in Iho mutter of hiu own whiskers. Bo contly a regiment of Iho Twentieth llusaare re turned homo from India, It was winter, and raw weather. Tho meu had their throats pro tected by their boards, and wore in moderately good health. On arriving, they became subject to tho cutting regulations mentioned. Their rogimoutnl surgeon accordingly interceded, and tho men thoinuolvos pleaded that tho rule might not bo enforced upon a people who had just re turned fiom so different a climate. It was no u&o, however ; (he law is inexorable, and tho beards disappeared by order. Immediately, bronchitis, sore throats, and other troubles foil upon thorn, and their iro was considerably disturbed, too. Some of thorn wrote anonymously to tho Duko of Cambridge, and suggested that it did not seem very fair that, when arogiraontof warm-climate moa were made to shave iu England iu winter, tho two cousins of tho Queen, tho Duke himself, and Prince Edward, who had not boon in India, wore yet permitted to wear their board as they chose. The Duko did not nmko uao of his privi loco, and, to uottlo iho matter easiest, ho order ed Priuco Edward to abandon it likewise, and sluvo. This ho refused to do, and iho matter has been referred to tho Quoon. Meantime, tho mom bora of tho Twentieth Hussars are getting up a groat reputation for Independence, and thoir fol -1 nv-aoldiors w ill trcmblo before them iu the next bhaurflcht at Wimbledon, SPRINGFIELD. The Hummel Investigation— The Circuit Courts. Official Eeporters—Eminent Domain --Penitentiary Commissioners. ■ Chicago Town Elections---Debate oh the Railroad-Suits Bill. From Our Oicn Corrtamndcnt. SmiHoriELD, 111,, March 25, 1873. TITS HUMMEL INVESTIGATION. The roporla of tho majority and minority of tho Rummol Investigation Committee wore'(ho special order for this morning, when Mr. Bavago desired to postpone until tho printed reports woro distributed. Mr. Rountroo wished to bayo tho testimony taken by tho Oommittoo printed, as ho did not doslro to judge a man ou tho moro conclusions of a committee. • Mr. Bavago -an swered that ho did not know whoro tho testi mony was; which was, to say tho least, a queer way of permitting evidence to bo lost. Mr* Hite stated that Mr. Ruromol desired to. havo tho dispute settled at onco, and hoped thoro would bo no unnecessary delay. Tho further hearing was postponed until Friday, tho testi mony to bo found and printed In tho meantime. SWORN IN, Tho Hon. Richard F. Crawford was sworn in to All tho vacancy caused by tho doath of tho Hon. Robert J. Cross, Representative of tbo Ninth District, Including Winnebago County. , tub omourr courts. Tho Judicial Apportionment bill reached tho bauds'of tho Governor last Friday, and tho ton' days within which bo must sign It will oxpiro on Monday next. ■ Good lawyers aro of opinion that, In spito of tbo repealing clause, tho old Judges can legally continue in ofilco under tho Constitution until tho election of their succes sors. To avoid all doubt and tho confusion that would nriso in ease they woro legislated out, tho following bill has boon read a second timo in tbo House, and will, if possible, bo passed this week: A Bill for nn not to authorize tho present Judges of tho Olrcuit Courts to hold forms of Court in tho counties, and sot tho times as required by law, In forco on tbo 18th day of March, A. D. 1873, until tho expiration of their terms of oinco. Section 1. tie it enacted bu the people of the State of Illinois, rejnresented in the General Aesembty, That tho firosont Judges of tho Circuit Courts bo and they nro icrcby authorized, until tho expiration of tho present terms of oillco of said Judges, to hold terms of Court lu tho several counties which constitute their respec tive circuits, on tho IBth day of March, A. D. 1873, at ouch times as said terms woro required to ho hold by law, in forco on tho day aforesaid. Seo. 2. Whereas, hy reason of tho passage of nn net changing circuits and reducing tholr number, and In order that tho administering of justice may bo freed from embarrassments occasioned thereby, an emer gency crista; therefore this net shall take effect and ho fu forco,from and after Its passage. Tho Governor will sign tho Circuit bill, any way, and trust to tho Logislaturo to remedy its own blunders. OFFICIAL REPORTERS. In many Courts of tho State, short-hand re porters have been employed under special laws, which will have no application to tho now cir cuits. It is tho desire of tho bar practising in many courts that reporters should bo main tained, and, with that end in view, a general law authorizing tho appointment of reporters in every circuit in tho State has boon introduced* and will pass if there is time. This measure is a totally different thing from tho Cook County bill just being repealed. Tho latter contained a flagrant steal on tho County Treasury,—provid ing that, for every case, the reporters should bo paid twice,—by the county for their attendance, and by tho parties for their trnnsoript. ’ In every civil case, tho Judge's certificate of attendance was made a tax on tho county, amounting to a gigantic sum In the course of a year. No such outrages are contemplated -in the proposed general law, which simply empowers the Judge to call on tho reporter, when requested by tho parties to a civil suit, and to give tho reporter a vouchor of the length of time ho has been employed, that Ids pay may bo taxed, with tho other oasts iu tho case, against tho party ordering tho report. In criminal cases, however, it is proposed that tho Judgo shall havo tho powor to order a report at tho oxpouso of tho county, whenever ho thinks tho caso is of sufficient magnitude to warrant it. Thoro aro many circuits iu tho Stato, having no reporters at present, which would gladly employ ouo if thoro was any sort of power to appoint him, or provision as to his compensation. A general law will wipe out all special reporting privileges, and Inaugurate froo trade iu phonography. EMINENT DOMAIN, Tho following is In tho Houao, on Us second reading: A Bill for an act to amend See. Oof an act entitled "An act to provide for tho exorcise of tho right of emi nent domain,” in force July 1, 1873. Section 1. Veit enacted by the People of tho State of Illi nois, represented in the General Assembly, That See. 0 of an act entitled “ An act to provide for the exercise of tho right of eminent domain,” lu force July 1, 1673, bo amended to read as follows, to-wlt.: Seo. 0. Said jury shall, at tho request of either par ty, go upon tho laud sought to bo taken or damaged, in person, examino tho same, and, after hearing the proofs offered, make their report in writing, and the same shall be subject to amendment by tho jury, un der tho direction of tho court or tho Judge, as tho caso may be, bo as to clearly set forth and show tho com pensation ascertained to each person thereto entitled, and tho said verdict shall thereupon bo recorded. PENITENTIARY COMMISSIONERS. Tho Governor is besieged by candidates for Penitentiary Commissioner. Thoy aro gather ing from near and from far, boforo thoro is a va cancy, assuming that His Excellency will remove those now in charge of tho prison. Tho Hon. 31, P. Dorrickson is spoken of from Chicago. The Hon. Alexander L. Morrison iu also a candidate; and to-day arrived Capt. John Harrington, with a strong delegation from tho Grand Army of tho Republic, to press his claims. Mr. P. J. Dunne, from Peoria, is likewise iu tho field. Tho last-named threo gentlemen aro Irish Ropuh cans, and will mako an interesting triangular fight. Now thoy aro about neck and nock. Sir. Paul Selby, of tho Quincy Whig, Is another candidate. Thoro aro twouty-four In all. It is stated that Mr. Butz will not ho removed, as ho was olootod directly by tho people, and repre sents tho Gormans. Probably Mr. Reed will bo called upon to resign. Mr. Daniels, of Will, hankers after his shoos, it seems. There aro also numerous candidates for Gen. Rowott’u place. No action will bo taken until tho Poui tiary Committee reports. PERSONAL. Mr. County Commissioner Crawford arrived this evening, with a good appolito. and put up at

his favorito caravansary, tho Loiaud. Ho has Cook County on his hands. County Attorney Root is with him. Air. Jowott is on band, watching tho Lake Front Bopcallng bill, which comes up ou its passage in tho llouso to-morrow. CHISAGO TOWN BLKOTIOHfI. A bill permitting voters in tho towns of Chi cago to voto at tno town elections in April, at tho regular precincts, instead of at poll, as required by the Towusbip-Orgaulzatiou law, was introduced in tho Senate. THE RAILROAD SUITS. Tho rules wore suspended to consider House hill No. 532, Mr. Cassody making tho motion, Mr. Jones desired to postpone until Friday, which was lost, —G7 to 24. Air. BrndwoU moved the bill bo ordered to a third road lug, A foolish motion on so important a bill, thought Mr. Hopkins, and Mr. BrndwoU gave way, Mr. Gordon moved to amend so that the bill might cover cases of alleged violation of tho law to occur horenftor. Air. Pollock thought it was simply advertising npromiumforviolating Jaw. Air. Cassody thought mou had just an good a right to offer tho legal rale in tho future na had tho men who wore now tho victims of prosecu tion. “It was part of the same animal.” Ho would take tho bill with tho amendment, or with out It, hut would prefer it amended. Tho insti tution of suits was a game of bluff to scare persons from offering the legal faro. Air. Oronkrito offered an amendment providing that cases in futuro shall not bo defended, ex cept upon tbo recommendation of tho Board of Supervisors or County Commissioners. Air. Shaw was in favor of tho last amendment, as it would prevent malicious mou from seeking cheap notoriety at the expense of tho State, while good citizens would ho maintained lu their rights, Air. Hay was not prepared to oncourago men to raid on railroads under color of doubtful legislation. All tho bills on tbo subject of rail roads before tho Legislature wore provided with ample means to enforce their provisions. If proper oflloors wore to bo elected, with power to conduct suits, what was tho use of a gen eral law, whioh would authorize an indefinite, ou irrcsDOufiiblo, an innumerable) number of suits to bo Instituted, and subject tbo Treasury to Iho Hilda of lawyers all over tho Blato, whoso interest it would ho to stimulate and encourage litigation ? Mr. Havago would dofond ovory body, past, present, and future. Mr. Uradwoll observed that railroad oouductora and .tholr hirelings had tnhon citizens hy tho napo of tho node ami pitched them out of tho cars. Inanlting iho persons ao pitched out, Insulting tho Legislature, and Innulting tho dignity,of tho Slato. Ho wan for defending tho people. Mr. Scanlan offered ft Buhutttuto, pro viding that tho AUornoy-Qoncral .and tho Hail road Commiosionora should docldothnt tho caseo wore worthy of defense. Mr. Hawes was .opposed to tho uubßtltutOj and favored tho nmondraonta. Until tho courts decided tho law uncoiißtilutlonal, tho railroads should oboy it. Tho railroads wove guilty of mob law, and tho whole people should unito to dofond thoso singled out for prosecution. Mr. Horrinon wan in favor of the amendment. Mr. Oborly would dofond mon who declined to pay more than tho legal faro, If they refused ovory hour In tho day, ovonr day In tho week, and so on until all tho greenbacks in thoTroainiry wore used up. Mr. Gordon behoved no railroad in tho Stato would attempt to institute milts in tho United States Court if that bill was passed. Mr. Dun ham had no hesitation in doing what ho behoved to ho proper in opposing a hill that would pro voke litigation and compel tho Stato to pay tho piper. Ho boliOvnd this was tho first caso where it was proposed that the Slate should dofond private suits. Ho counseled nrudoiico and moderation. When they author ized the people who .acted in good faith to in volve tho Stato In litigation, they sot a dangerous precedent. Ho would vote for llio hill as It came from tho Committee, but ho did not think every man in tho State could bo trusted. Ho know mou, if tho amendment carried, who would got on a train in 00 minutes to bring on a collision. Mr. Lnno, of Hancock, was opposed to tho nmondniont and to Iho bill. Ho was in favor of restricting railroad rates; but tlioro wore grave doubts as to tho constitutionality of tho railroad laws. Mr. Cnnaody defended tho hill. Tho ' railroads switched law-abiding citi zens on tho side-tracks, taro tholr overcoats off tholr backs, and turned them out of tho cars; and now members of tho House objected to pro tecting men who would bo similarly outraged In tho future. Tho following is House bill No. 532 : A Dim. for an net to Define llioDulloa of tho Attorney- Oouernl in Certain Cased : Section 1. Jle it cnactotl by the People of the Stale of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That it shall bo the duty of tho Attorney-General of this State to appear and defend any action or actions heretofore instituted against any citizen or citizens of this State, either in thu courts of this State or of (ho United States, or which may hereafter bo instituted in any such courts, for tho recovery of damages for any act or acta heretofore done, or hereafter, wherein tho alleged causo of action grew out of tho acta and con duct of such citizen.or citizens, in good faith done and performed, In pursuaucu of on act entitled " An act to establish a reasonable maximum rate of charges for tho transportation of passengers on rollroads in this State.” approved April 18,1U71, or who in good faith may have relied upon tho nci aforesaid as a Justifica tion of cold nets and conduct, Tho said Attorney- General is hereby authorized to call to his aid in tho defense of such action or ncllous such additional coun sel as ho niny doom necessary. Seo. 3. Tho costs of defending any such action or actions; and of such additional counsel, together with any Judgment that may bo rendered against tho de fendant or defendants therein, tihitll bo certified to tbo Railroad ami Wnrohouoo Coiumhr.ion, and by said Commission to tho Auditor of Public Accounts, who shall draw his warrant therefor upon tho Treasurer, payable to said Attorney-General, out of any funds that may bo appropriated by this General Assembly for tho use of said Commlsclon; and tho said Attorney-Gen eral shall ueo tho same in discharge of such costs, at torney fees, and Judgment, if any, and shall file his vouchors therefor with said Commkslou. Ami whereas, by reason of tho ponding of such sulto and tho necessity for taking early steps for tho defonso thereof, an emergency exists, requiring that this net shall take effect immediately; therefore, this net shall take offset and bo in force from and after its passage. THE SCAFFOLD. rffltrco Persons Oonticnccil to Death* Tho editor of tho Araoricus JicpulUcan , who was in attendance on Wohstor Superior Court at Preston, Ga., recently, writes to his paper as follows: At 3 Thursday afternoon tho Sheriff entered tho Court-room with J3.Spann, Susan Eborhnrt, tee Smith, and William Sheppard, to hear tho sentence of the law about to bo pro nounced upon thorn. Tho room was crowded with spectators to witness a scono which, per haps. may never occur again, and tho like of widen has never before boon witnessed In. this Stato tho sentence of death on throe persona, and confinement in tho Pen itentiary ou one, at tho snmo time. It was indeed a solemn sight to behold, and ono that wo never again expect to witness. Tho prison ers all appeared to hd deeply affected, especially Spann and Miss Eberhart. As tho prisoners entered a silence ns still ns death pervaded tho entire room. Shortly after they wore seated and became composed, tbo Judgo, iu a very solemn manner, called tho names of E. F. Spann ami Susan Eberhart, and asked if they had anything to say why sentence of death should not ho pro nounced upon them. “ Nothing," was answered inalowtouo. His Honor then proceeded to pass soutonco upon thorn separately. Boforo, doing so, however, ho addressed thorn iu tho following words, Mr. Spawn standing, while Miss Eberhart remained seated during its de livery : “It is not my purpose to reawaken tho mem ories of tho past, nor to wound your sensibilities by recalling tho dreadful events of that night, when tho poor victim of your crime lost hor life at your bauds. Tho events of that night, so dark with crimo; tho retiring of tho wife to her usual roposo, trusting alono in hor husband and hor God; tho preparations for tho fatal deed: tho wicked purpose; tho mode Of killing, ami the death struggles of tho poor helpless, unfor tunate victim, aro already engraved ou your mind, arid neither time nor otornity can over erase them." SulUco it to say that a faithful wife lost hor life at tho bauds of an unfaithful husband and his wicked paramour. That is enough to bo told of this horrible tragedy. Lot a dark veil hlclo all else. “ You have been tried and convicted, and the sentence of death has boon pronounced upon you.,. Upon that occasion I Besought you to turn' your thoughts to tho perils of tho character of tho doom that awaited each of you. Biuco thou, the judgment of tho Bupromo Court has been invoked in your hohulf, and tho judgment of this Court has boon solemnly affirmed. “Y'ou stand to-day without hope. Tho grave is boforo you. Within n few days—winch will bo swifter to you than a weaver’s shuttle —you will bo called upon to pass through tho dark valloy and shadow of death. Lot every moment of your time ou oarth bo given to tho most solemn and earnest preparation for that groat event. Holy not ou yourselves, nor on tho help of others, hut cast yourself with all your Bins upon your Savior. If you go to Him as true penitents Ho will not reject you; but, sinful as you aro ami ns groat ns aro your crimes, Ho will pardon and forgive. May tho Lord havo morcy on you!” Tho Judge then pronounced tho soutonco of death upon E. F. Spann, to bo executed ou Fri day, tho 11th day of April next. A like soutonco was thou pronounced upon Miss Eberhart, but, upon tho solicitation of pris oner's counsel, Col. W. A. Hawkins, tho day of execution wau prolonged until tho Ud d»y of May. . Sentence of death was then pronounced upon Loo Smith, to ho hung ou Friday, tho 25th day of April. A Sitiglc-Klaiulccl Comlmt With nCa!» ifornlu liloiii From the Trinity (Cab) Journal, March I. John Bay, whoso adventure with a bear wo de tailed week before last, recently fell in with a California lion and fought him single-handed under tho most oxciting circumstances. Tues day of last week Day was hunting in tho moun tains back of Steiner’s Flat. The dogs brought something to hay high up on the mountain side. Supposing tho game to bo a lynx or a wild-cut, ho made his way to tho snot, guided by tho noise of tho dogs. Before reaching tho dogs tho mountain side became s» steep that it was with tho greatest dlfliculty ho mndo tho ascent. Finally lie ar rived near the place and found an almost lovol spot upon which to stand. Casting his eyes up ward ho behold upon & cliff of rooks, ton or twelve foot above, a largo California lion crouch ed and angry. Our hero lost no tirao, but lev eled his ritlu at tho animal's head. Growling with pain and rago tho infuriated boast sprang ■down, full of flgnt and fury, and tho hunter found himself prostrate beneath Ids savage an tagonist. Ills gun was knocked out of his hands and wont sliding down tho precipitous slope. Ho had a butcher kuife, but that was in his boot, and, unfortunately, ho hud a pair of overalls over all. There was, lucidly, a hole in tho over alls, through which ho succeeded in getting his hand in and got his knife, Ho struck the undo in tho head with his knife tho llrut time, but the skin was so tough and wrinkled that the knife failed to penetrate. Tho second timo ho stab bed tho animal near the small of tho back. Ut tering a most unearthly yell, tho animal hounded away. Day immediately regained his foot and found himself but slightly in jured. Tho lion, having gono down tho bill some distance, stopped. His rlllo being between him and tho lion, Bay wont for his gun, and aftor getting it, so stoop was the ground, ho could not keep his fooling, hut went slipping aud sliding 'until no was almost noon hlafoo. But tho Hon bad no desire to ronow tho conflict, and when ho saw tho onomy descending upon him, ho Btartod for tho mountains on tho opposite stclo Bcroamlng worse than any female. Blnglo hnmlod, no man is a match for a fall-grown California lion, hut Day was decidedly in luck, considering that his allot did not prove fatal. Tho lion, somehow, had lost ono of hln foro paws—perhaps in a trap. Tills prevented It from using its foro foot, and likely discouraged it. Day’ll bullet broke its under jaw. Tho only wounds Day received wore in the shoulder, in flicted by tho lion’s upper tooth in its futllo at tempts to bite. Tho boast being unable to strike or bile, doubtless considered itself oyerinatchod aud discretion tbo bolter part of valor. THE LAST NEW FORGERY. < From the London Spectator, March 0. This last forgery on tho Dank of England la by far tho most Ingenious, as well as most suc cessful, that has iu this country boon attempted. There was brain put into the work, os. well as, what was far more odd, considerable capital. Tho forger, whoever ho was. or rather his em ployer, for there must have noon many persona engaged,‘Booms to Imvo put to himself a ques tion of this kind. Who In tho world, if pos sessed of tho forger’s mechanical skill or tho means of securing it, could forgo moot easily ? Clearly a city magnate, a man accustomed to transact largo business, to draw many chocks, to discount many bills. Therefore, it is needful for tho forger, if ho meditates a largo operation, to nlnco himself in tho position of such a mag nate, to open a •* sound ” account with tho Bank of England, most auspicious of all banks at first, but most trustful when all is right, to do much real business, and to discount many roal bills. Those tbinga wore done until tho Bank became unsuspicious, and then tho question arose, what is it most profit able to forgo ? Wo should answer that question very differently from tboforgor, for it has always appeared to us that tbo governments of tho world aro roprohensibiy sillym tbo facilities that they offer to this art, tliat their bonds aro very clumsy affairs, and that a forger with gonius and In tbo suppposed position of this ono might, just after florae dividend day—that is, practically in January or July—ralHoononnoiiflloans on deposit of: fictitious government securities. If they ouco passed muster, wIA test could or would bo ap plied for five months ? This forger, however, did not think so, but, perhaps from somo lurking prido in hia proficiency in his own art, tried tho much more difficult plan of forging tho accept ances of groat city houcos, which ho deposited with tho Western* branch of tho Bank of Eng land. . If they wore accepted for discount, well and good, ho would Imvo throo months in which to disappear; and if they wero rejected,|woll and good too, for ho had only to closo his account, ankers being very unwilling to explain their reasons for rejecting securities. Consequently, ho forged tho acceptances of tbo greatest firms in London or .tbo world, aud, but for tbo accident that ho loft out a dato in a particular hill, might have absconded with half a million. The Bank Bent tho dato to bo rectified, and tbo imposition was detected. So good, however, wero tho forgeries, that tho firms themselves could only detect them by referring to their books, aud before detection ensued tho forger bad obtained £BO,OOO, which ho invested in United States bonds, probably as tho most portable method of disposing of his plunder, aud tho investment which would oxolto least suspicion in tho bank. In this particular case, tho method of dis covery points directly to tho method of piovon tion. London bankers have beonromisom their methods of solf-dofonso. If on receipt of a bill they advised the acceptors that such a document had boon presented for discount, tboy need not bo two days without information as to its gen uineness. Wo cau soo no reason whatever against that precaution, as it would be unnecessary to give tbo uamo of tho person or firm discounting, tho acceptor merely receiving sufficient indica tion to enable him to refer to his books, as in this case by accident ho did receive. The now rule would add something, but not too much, to ofiico work, and it would, as far as wo cau boo, bo a final check on a repetition of this particular fraud. Tho forger would never have time and would know that ho would not have timo to got away, and would try somo loss dangerous plan of operations. Considering tbo magnitude of tho danger, tho signs that o ring of forgers is at work, ana tho immense dis turbance to business created by a single success of tho kind, it would bo well worth while to incur so slight an additional expense. It would not, of course, prevent an accidental or isolated for gery ; but it would prevent a grand operation, and tins is a gain, as it must bo remembered that tho chance of forging bills tempts men who would not risk time, energy, and capital to manu facture a few bank-notes. Tiiolr work would not repay them, and it is as a business operation intended to recoup men who Imvo money to waste that tho recent forgery is so exceedingly formidable. Whether any now mechanical precautions against forgery can ho adopted wo must leave to engineers and men of science, but wo greatly doubt it. Tho world has had a great interest for a great many yoars in devising a note that can not bo forged, and has not found ono yot. Special papers may, no doubt, bo manufactured for special firms, as ono is manufactured for tho Bank of England; butanypapercanbo imitated, and wo could hardly protect private persons as wo protect tho Bank, by making it a high penal offense to imitate or to possess their paper. It is difficult to imagine a papor which could not bo imitated, unless it woro made of a substance pro curable ouly by d fow persons, or colored with a dye, tho secret of which had boon carefully pre served, and no such paper or dyo la yot before tho world. Tho Morwarrooa of India uso a paper for thoir acceptances which is very ingenious, but which' would scarcely baffio European skill. It is a very lino silver tissue paper, almost without weight, and its specialty is this. No ono con write on it Marwarrco fash ion without Marwarrco ink, any other kind wotting tho lino paper almost into pulp. No skill can overcome this difficulty without tho ink, but in England tho exports would discover tho scorot of tho ink in an lionr, and tho Marwarrco mothod,of holding tho paper and pen iu a day, and iu a week produce a “ hooudeo” or bill of exchange that would pass muster ovory whoro except with tho accepting Arm. Tho paper of tho Bank of Bongal, too. is very good, iii that it is entirely boyond imitation except by very first rate engravers possessed of .tools as perfect oa those of tho agents employed by tho Bank itself. Tho papor only looks cloudy, but under glass is found to bo covorcd with* linos of microscopic characters, which could not bo produced by hand, or without machinery equal to that employed, or wo imagine without a very peculiar ink, an Ink that will not run. But all these moans aro with in tho rango of forgers liko those now at work, man with brains, money, and tho disposition to riso both for fraud, and uo further improvement appears practicable. They use cypher drafts iu soino countries, which cannot bo read except with tho koy, but thoy aro useless against men whoso art is not to interpret, but to copy exact ly. Tho only-protection thoy would afford would bo that tho forger, not knowing tho figures, must reproduce some bill exactly, ns ho Would not know tho sign which varied them. But thou neither would tho ordinary customer. Any sig nature can ho imitated, and no substitute for a signature understood by the discounting world has boon devised. Stamps ami seals are as easi ly forged ns signatures, or more easily, and so aro watermarks when tho roward is largo enough to pay for tho machinery. Thoro may bo a rem edy iu science, but as yot it is quite invisible. It would bo an unpleasant thing for tho bank ora. and indeed for the world generally; if soionoo took tho other side, but it is quito a possible thing.' Suppose science to discover moans of in fallibly imitating or reproducing any written or printed document, what would botomo of our E resent system of representing credit ? Clearly, nnk-uotos would bo ftnposßlblo, bonds payable to bearer moro snares, acceptances invitations to fraud, and every chock paid out a danger to tho payor or tho bank with which ho dealt. Nobody who has watched tho advances made by photo graphy of lato years can deny that this is con ceivable, and yot if it happouod what would tho city people do? Would thoy run- tho risk ami charge a percentage, no thoy practically do now as to many forms of fraud? Or would they pass laws limiting tho right of negotiation to instruments drawn on a particular paper, protecting every body by tho principal protection of the Bank of England? Or would thoy devise entirely now methods of representing credit, as tho Jews of tho Middle Ages did ? Tho lattor would bo tho course as to hills, tho agency of tho tologrimU being called into operation : but for bank-notes, tho plan ultimately adopted would, wo suspect, bo to uso some now material; a now metal, for example, which it would bo possible uudor strict laws to nioiiopoliso, aud wait till science had made another advance, and obtained tho power of imitating those two. The speculation is of no moro practical valuo than ono on tho results of tho discovery of tho philosopher’s stone, but it has, liko that speculation, nu interest for minds which do not boliovo man has yot arrived at tho permanent perfection of all things. Suppose science, which has so long helped her, in a freak declares war ou tho Bank of England ? Fruit in Illinois. Tho Canton liegiatcr reports poach trees in that vicinity all winter killed. Few, If any, pear trees are loft &Uvo. Tho Flemish Beauty bus escaped, If any. Choice varieties of ohorry trees oio also killed. Nearly all tho grapes, except the Concord, Imvo boon Idllod or badly weakened. Judgei winter of Lowloton, reports tho sumo in regard to grapes thorn. Pour buds aro all killed, and last ycur’s growth of wood likewise. Pencil trooa aro utterly annihilated. Cherries aro couo up for the coming season, while tho trees aro badly damaged. Tho Carthago (Hancock Coun ty; Jiwublwan given a morn encouraging account from that seel lon. Peach buds aro destroyed, but tho trees arc not seriously injured. Grapevines have suffered but llttlo. 1 THE GREAT DIAMOND SUIT. mow It Warn Pay* iliout 9150,000. From the Lontaville Courier-Journal, March 25, our renders cannot Imvo so soon forgotten tho great Diamond Swindle" of California, which mndo ouch a stir throughout tho country last fall 5 nor tho suit for 8360,000 brought by Will-' iam M. Lout, of California, against Philip A*. nold, of Elizabethtown. Yesterday tho Inst at in this interesting drama was played, and tin curtain foil on a econo in which a huge pile of greenbacks was the central figure. Tho follow ing order of tho United Stales Circuit Court ex plains tho denouement of tho play j IjmM. Lent va. Philip Arnold and olliorn. iiilH day came tlin parlies and by consent of all par ties (ho nliachracnt herein Is dlniufatoil n*i aetllpa nud agreed, nml tills action and tho nrose-suit of MarvE Arnold aro dinmisacil, aitrocd and Bottled, each party paying ills own cosls. W. D. Wood, Sheriff of Hardin County, is ordered to deliver the alUehed property to pum 1 ’ ut V»T Mar r h" A i' l , ,,)J,u AllJ Wen came said ll lllp and MaryL. Arnold nud acknowledged tho re ceipt of nil the attached properly, and said sheriff and i. * nn r, ctlos nro discharged by consent of parlies frotr oil further responsibility iu reforonco thereto. Tbo suit was instituted in tho Hardin Circuit Court to rocoyor 6280,001), which Lout claimed to imvo paid Arnold for tho discovery of a din ' mond-Dold, that wan afterward ullogod to bo no diamond-hold at oil, but only ‘’Baited” with diamonds bought for tho pui-poae. Tbo unit wan afterwards removed to tho United Statoo Circuit Court nt this place. It seeing that upon enter ing this suit somo 870,000 or 880,000 worth of property belonging to Arnold wan attached, ana an intimation of coraprimiiio was made, bui tbo plaintiff declined to listen to any proposition SnwSSJi. i 1 lll01 '“, W " B n Broat d °“' ot difflonlty, however, in securing personal norvico on Ar’ ",° &r Bln and, wcariod with tbo obstacles thrown in Ida way, Mr. Lout aoomodnt wddob'd?,i n , O^ U1 V T 'i Ui '.' i! t0 "“ opt 11 aampromieo hmf A, 1 , mUd ‘ ° f Wn d “'> u - Blit Imd tbo 7“* fcc I }’S uafo, among frionds, baa tho lopoa iu,hio own hando, aud otood out hl>d’™n y for i l - llo i • lUl v 1,11011 iu no ' T evident ho had gathered in inn diamond operation. Lent, whobad boon horo for somo weeks, and hnci mado n favorable tmproamon upon thoso ho mot returned to California, and tho Hold of contest tw. COI ?! l ? i™ lj :,' lul “ 1 ' Arnold "*aa lulled into lose watchful vigilance, and a sharp Louls- TUlo policeman was engaged, mado Deputy Shor in' and manugod’to eecuro personal sorvico ot tho summons of court upon the redoubtable hero. This mado-tho way more clear and onav for tho plaintiff, removing obstacles which woufd other wise bavo continually hampered tho suit, and oven tho execution of judgment. It seems, also, to have loft tho impression on tbo mind or Mr! Arnold which inclined him moro favorably to a compromise, and tbo proposition to that end, which had lapsed on tho departure of Lent for California, was renewed} with moro favorable prospects of an agreement. ttouoolouß of tho difficulties, trials, and annoyances incident to a long-protracted effort to Hocuro satisfaction of a Judgment, especially whore ho hud a ohrowd ami almost sleepless foe to contend with, Mr. Lent at length agreed to nbnto moro than half of his claim for tho sake of having tho matter settled at once and finally. Tho result was reached yesterday, and is IndU catcd in tho order of 6ourt printed above. Wo sent ono reporter to tbo counsel for tho plaintiff, aud another to tbo counsel for tbo defendant, but both parlies declined to add any information to that wo bad already received from tbo docket, nnd wo immediately started out our chief detec tive, who can discover nn item as woll whoro it isn’t ns where it is, and ho returned with tbo fol lowing statement, which, in hU confidence iu hia own powers, ho denominates “ tho facts in tbo .case. ’ 'Wo shall call thorn rumors: 'When negotiations had brought tho matter to such a point that an agreement became possible, tho interviews grow in interest, and tho question of tho amount to bo paid bocamo important. This was dually fixed at tho comfortable sum of 8100,000, —quite a fortune for a poor man; and yesterday, somewhere in tho cltv, in a quiet room, away from tho anxious and prying eyes of tho public—where wo shall not <610(0, perhaps because wo can’t, out! perhaps because wo don’t want to—tho money was paid over iu greenbacks by Arnold's attorney to Lent's attorney;. it was well examined to test its genuineness, and counted often enough to satisfy the receiver that tho proper sum was in tho inviting pile; receipts wore exchanged, and tho legal involvements of tho whole transaction wero entirely wiped out, leaving both .parties as they wove at tho com. moncomont of tho suit, except that Arnold is minus tho sum ho paid Lout, and his expenses in the matter, and Lout is plus tho sum ho ro ooivod, less his expenses. Thus ends tho Inst act in tho great California diamond sensation. Throughout tho progress of tho suit, Mr. Hap* ponding, ono of tho parties engaged in getting up tho diamond company which bought Arnold’s mesa, or diamond hold, has boon hero or at Eliz abethtown. except intervals of absence, and it is understood has been active in promoting tho compromise arrived at. It is hinted that Har ponding aud Slack, as well os Arnold, contrib uted to mako up tho sum paid to Mr. Lcht. BLOODY FRATRICIDE. Ono ISrotlior Shoots Another Dead at tlio Foot of their Aged Father—Sup* X’usod. Suicide of the Murderer* /Vein the Louitcille March 25. About two and a half mlios southeast of Bardston, tho county scat of Nelson County, Ky., lives Mr. George W. HoUshoueer, a farmer of high respectability and standing among bis fellow-citizens. During his life ho had reared two sons, John Crittenden and Daniol Webster, both of whom woro tho delight of thoir parents, who, in thoir old'ago, looked upon them as tho prop of thoir declining years, and the stall which would case thoir footsteps to tho grave. Both of them had for tho last six or eight years super intended thoir father’s business, aud assisted in tho support of thoir parentis. It seems that for several months past a feud has existed between those brothers, the cause of which is as yot un known. Last Saturday night tho quiet Uttlo city of Bardatown was thrown into consternation by tho nows that J. C. lloltshouHor had shot aud killed his brother, D. W. Holtshonsor, at bio father’s residence. Investigation proved that tho terrible story was but too tnio, and that tho murdor occurred in the following manner : John 0. Holtahouner had been iu Bardstown during tho day, and returned homo about 7Jtj o’clock that evening, and entered tlio room whoro liia father and brother wero sitting by tho Aro. His brother sat by a small table reading tho Now York ‘.Ledger. Ilia father, boing at thoylght of tho Aro-placo, saw his son John C. onlor. tho roopi, and impposed ho was bringing in the mini from tho city ; hut, instead of taking tho mail from bin pocket, tho lattor drew out a largo navy revolver, and,without uttering a word shot at his brother, tho ball passing through tho papor, entering tho loft breast of tho victim, and lodging under his shoulder blade. Tho wounded man attempted to riso from his chair when tho fratricide Arod again, tho hall this time entering near tho shoulder, and, as his brother foil to wards tho door, ho Ared tho third time, sending a deadly hall into tho crown of tho head, through tho brain, and lodging under tho right oyo. Having completed his bloody and fratricidal workj tho wretched murderer, leaving the gory remains of his brother lying prostrate in death at tho foot of Ills father, started out of tho door, closely followed by tho venerable old man, who, iu tho agony of his grief, hogged that ho might bo shot also, and thus have ills troubles ended. Tho murderer then visited tho residence of Mr. Boono, his fathor-iu-law, who lived near by, and giving his wifo a parting kiss, ho Aod across tho country and has not boou hoard of since. Shortly after ho loft Boone’s house a pistol-shot was heard in tho direction ho had taken, and It la generally holioved that ho took Ids lifo into his own bauds aud ondod it by tho same means ho had employed iu the commission of his fearful crime, but this report needs confirmation. Those young men woro highly respected in tho community. Thoy had both passed through tho war, iu tho Confederate army, with grout credit to themselves as bravo and good soldiers, tho murderer having boon a Lieutenant iu John Morgan’s command. Tho deceased was unmar ried. Hi) brother has a wifo and two children, Thoir parents aro both about 75 yoars of ago, and their grief can hotter ho imagined than de scribed. On Hundny tho excitement in the neighborhood was vory great, and every effort was being mado to capture tho fratricide. —The Board of Supervisors of Marathon County, Wls., havo granted the Wisconsin Valley Railroad Company *200,000 aorca of land which the county has Lid in for delinquent taxes, and tho railroad company will extend the track from Grand Rapids to Wausau. That is a neat form of l&nd-ffrant.

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