Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 10, 1873, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 10, 1873 Page 2
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2 THE COURTS. Opinions by County Attorney Root for the Use of the Judiciary Committee. A SIO,OOO Action for Personal Inju ries Against the Oily and West Side Eailroad Com panies, The Evanston Express How— _ A Receiver Appointed. Alleged Sharp . Practice -- Trumpery ' Quarrel Over the Ownership of Stock. The Parrar-Paino mortgage Redemption Suit—Courts Condensed—Bank ruptcy—Kew Suits. County-Attorney Root, having been applied to by. tho Judiciary Committee of the’ County Board for advice respecting the liability of the county for a claim presented by the city for ex penses incurred by detectives in attempting to arrest one Brown, alias Barron, charged with burglary, at tho request of Judge Williams, has decided that under the statute it is optional with tho County Board to allow the same; that, inas much aa the County Board had no voice in incur ring the expense, in effect they could do as they pleased about paying it. Judge Williams, sitting as Judge of the Criminal Court, had recom mended that tho effort bo made to arrest the man; hence the expenditure. Ho also reported in tho following case ; L. - B. Dixon, architect, claimed that he had a contract with tho old Board of Supervisors, hy which he was to have chargp of the erection of tho hospi tal for tho insane at Jefferson. Learning that the County Board contemplated addihg a wing and an attic story to the same, so as to secure increased accommodations, he insisted that- un der that contract he had a right to superintend tho additions, and receive 4 per cent of tho cost thereof ashia compensation. The County Attor ney was of the opinion that the contract only covered tho original construction, and was not a continuing contract for all time to come, for any .improvements, repairs, or Alterations that might be made by subsequent Boards i in other words, ho hadn’t got a u life thing of it.” jf.TEtOir£EV QUARREL. John B. Coffey and Cornelius J. Coffey file a bill of complaint, in the Superior Court, against William Mackoy Lomasney and Philip Cullen. Complaints aver that on the 25th of Jnly, 1872,. John B. Coffey and Philip Cullen purchased from William J. and Michael J. Dee 490 shares of the capital stock of tho ‘'Western Catholic Publish ing Company,’’ paying therefor S4OO in cash and a note signed by John B. Coffey and tho two de fendants ; that, by the understanding between Coffey and Cullen, they were to bo the owners of. the stock, and Lomasney had no interest what-' ever in tho purchase;- that the Dees required Lpmansoy’s 1 name on tiie. note,*- and the instrument of transfer was drawn out in favor of Coffey, Cullen, and Lomasney, but that although tho last name was inserted, it was always n'nder stood that Coffey and Cullen alone wore the actual parties to the transfer; that the instrument has remained and is now in possession ol Cullen, who, with Coffey, paid all tho purchase moiiey, Lomasney paying nothiug. ho agreeing that ho held the title to tho stock only lor the benefit and subject to the control of the other parties; that subsequently _ John It. Coffey sold to Cor nelius Coffey, without any objection on the part of Lomasney, 230 shares of said stock; that since tho transfer . last ’ mentioned Lo masney has denied the ■ Coffeys the exercise of their rights as before expressed, and has attempted to- use complainants’ interest in said stock to his own advantage; that within eight weeks past Lomasney offered jo turn the whole thing over to John B. Coffey if he would secure him release from tho note, •which offer Coffey accepted, and has ■ over since been ready and willing to accept, and made a distinct offer so to do on tho sth of May 'last, which Lomasney declined; in order to have all which affairs settled up. complainants ask that the matter may bo brought to a Court of Equity, and in the meantime they .have obtained an iu juctmon restraining Lomasney from disposing of any interest in said 490 shares of stock. alleCed sharp practice; William V. Johnston files Ills bill in chancery against William Eliot Fumcaa, whom he charges with a fraud.-sud against whom bo asks an in junction. Complainant's talo is that W. E. Furness is tho holder of a trust deed, made by complainant, on Dot Itf, except tho E. GO feet thereof, in Ellis* K. Addition to Chicago, togeth er with all privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging, given as security foi an SB,OOO. note, due five years from 14tU March, 1870, with 10 interest noics at to par osnt per annum, in favor of cno Jatuan I*’. Whiling, of New York, the con ditions of tbo mortgage being that on fail viro ’cf complainant to pay any of the, notes or to iumirb fully tho property mortgaged, said property might bo-sold. ' Com plainant avers that, although he has in all re spects been punctual iu his payments and effect ed sufficient- insurance, Furness, with a view to defraud him, has advertised the property for sale, oh tho 17th instant,. stating that default has been made both in the payment of the inter est notes and in. obtaining insurance; that Fur ness slyly intimated to complainant, with a view that he might default in a payment of interest, and thus lay the to sale, that he held the note and that complainant should make such interest payments to him, although he Had been’in the habit of paying in New York., 11l consideration of which alleged sharp practice, complainant seeks to get even with dofendant in . a court, of equity, aud in the meantime obtained a temporary injunction to stay the. sale of tho property. The defendant; says he Las a good defense. ‘ . . THE EVANSTON EXPRESS ROW. Tho North Evanston Express Company un pleasantness, the particulars of which, as set forth in complainant’s declaration, were pub .lished in TuE Tribune some days since, came up in Judge Farweli’s Court yesterday, it will bo that the plaintiff, Rudolph Franck, obtained an injunction restraining LautrowJ. Clark from selling the property belonging to tho alleged co-partnership .and running . the ex press, and for the appointment of a Receiver; also restraining Henry, C. Handy from col lecting debts 'duo to the- .co-partner ship firm, - and- -that -an account betaken. The case camonp on thejnotion of Mr. Burgess, plaintifTscounsel, for tho; appoint ment of a Receiver, aud, after considerable warm debate,* tho Court‘entered an’ order' appointing Mr. Henry Oakes Receiver; and ordering that the defendant, Clark, forthwith, oh request, de liver him all property in his possession or under hincontrol, to hold, by virtue*of the.chattel mortgage mentioned in the bill of* complaint, *od that said Receiver xeturh to the Court an inventory of all property which he may receive, within ten days from this time, and that any the suit may-bo at liberty to apply for further orders as to such Receiver. REDEMPTION OF MORTGAGE; -. The case of Farrar v. Paine, argued For the past two days before Judge Williams, way yes terday taken upder advisement. ..This was a bill to redeem a mortgage made by John W. Sharp io Joseph Gibbons m XSS6. Gibbons foreclosed the mortgage, and'made adoed to one Gran itone. P&lne claims, through mesne; convey mces from Cranstone. Farrar claimed title, or . he right to redeem, by an attachment proceed . og instituted by George F. Caldwell against .‘•harp, the mortgagor/' whereby judgment was - recorded against and levy „• made on the. • equity,. of .. redemption -of ; 48 * mortgagor, ' after, conditions broken, and a certificate of sale was issued to Caldwell, and by assigned to one Eaton, • through whom Farrar' claims. - Complainant claims to redeem on account of defective f ore closure’by Gibbons. Defendant claims that the complainant has no right to redeem; first, be cause an attachment wiiluot lie oh an equity of redemption after conditions broken: second that the .Sheriff could not issue a deed in & cer tificate of sale after eleven years * and third, that tho* Court of Chancery wul not grant relief. Spafford, McDaid & Wilson for Paine, and Gondy, Fuller & Smith for Farrar. Acnosf AGAiKsr cm: bailhoap cohpames. W. L. Hast, attorney, 4 yesterday filed in the. Circuit Court a pnccipo, in a suit of trespass on* A ■’ •. • damage/ Complainant alleges that on the 3d of February last in attempting to get on bno of tho Western Division cars going on Madison street, near Desplames, and which only partiallyhnuled np to let him get on, and started off before ho had succeeded in so doing, no was struck by one of the Madison and State street cars going West, aud knocked .under it. The wheels 'of tho car caught him hy the head and dragged him along some sixty feet before ho was rescued from his peril ous position. Complainant alleges that ho was severely injured and bruised about the head and body, tho doctor in attendance upon him assert ing, two weeks since, that the injuries then ro ceivedmay become permanent. THU COURTS CONDENSED. In Judge Porter’s Court, the case of Sidney B. Johnson v. The Chicago West Division Railway Company was taken up. Plaintiff gave evidence that on the 21th October lost, through tho care lessness of one of the Company’s a collision occurred between an eastward going car and complainant’s buggy, by which the buggy was smashed, his horse thrown down and injured, and himself dashed to tho ground, sus taining .damages which resulted in a lengthy sickness ; in consideration of which complain ant seeks to recover $5,000 damages. Tho evi dence on tho part of the defendant, however, went to ahow that plaintiff was trying to cut in between two cars, and suffered on account of his own carelessness and temerity, and the jury leaned so decidedly in favor of this view of tho case that they gave a verdict for defendant. A fire insurance case of considerable interest was tried in Judge Rogers’ court, yesterday, in which John W. 0. Nelof, of tho village of Matin, sought to recover $1,200 from tho Williamsburg City Fire Insurance Company. Complainant in sured his house with the defendant on the 25th January, 1872, for §1,200, for which he agreed to pay, and tendered in payment §lB, which the agent of tho Company declined to receive until he could givo complainant his policy. This tho agent never did. On the 2d of February tho house burned d6wn, and complainant sought to recover from the Company, and not succeeding, brought the present action. After the hearing of considerable'evidence on both sides Mr. Caul field, counsel for the defense, urged that tho plaintiff had failed to show that tho party with whom Nolef negotiated tho iusur. nee was the authorized of tho Company, *Jso fail ed to prove for what length of time the house was insured. Tho Court decided that plaintiff could not recover at present state of pleadings and testimony, upon which plaintiff took a non suit. . In Judge Booth’s court, the case of Dora Knapp v. The Union Steamboat Company, which has been occupying the Court’s attention for the past two days, came to an end yesterday. The plaintiff, a German married woman, sued to, re cover the value of goods shipped by her on the Company’s boats - and lost. The case went to the jury at 5 o’clock. In Judge Porter’s court the jury in the case of Swekonne et al. v. Louis and Ernst Jaegar, after spending the nighty in mutually uncon vincing arguments, were discharged, being un able to agree. The case of Hamilton Dolsen, administrator of the estate of the late George F. Eicbardson v. The Illinois Central It. It. Company, was sub mitted to the Court, who decided m favor of plaintiff, assessing damages at $2,800. Plaintiff acknowledged satisfactory judgment in open Court. ■’' The cnee of Henry Curtis, ot. al., t. I; McCul lum and Charles E. Brown, for mechanic’s lien, was tried before a jury who rendered a verdict in favor of plaintiff for $339.02. , John A. Leonard sues Samuel Slayer in. tho Circuit Court, on a pica of debt, to recover sl,ooCtdue him by defendant on the rent of the four-story brick building No. 53 West Bandolph street. . - , ' In the Circuit Court, Hiram Martin files a prtc cipe in assumpsit against Asabel Dorothy, lay ing his damages at $3,500. E. Brunswick and Jacob Lardanorbring action in distress for rent against Cyrus Coan, A. K. Burdick, and F. Hollins for SSOO rent duo on premises 1013 State street. Edward A. Burbank files a bill for specific per formance ol contract against Lydia GilL A con tract was entered upon by the parties to tho suit, by which, complainant alleges, defendant agreed to transfer to him the w 22j£ feet of o of Lot 2, in Block 94, in School Sectipn Addition to Chicago, subject to certain incumbrances amounting to $10,200, which complainant agreed to pay oil, tor tho sum ot 527,200 and tho follow ing property, namely: Premises No. 218 Cal umet avenue and No. 1223 Prairio avenue, but vmich contract sho now refuses or neglects to fulfill. Tho United States Courts have adjourned over until Monday. •The papers in tho case of the murder by the colored barber were yesterday road for presen tation to the Grand Jury, and evidence was taken; and it is understood that an indictment has been found. Herman and Margaret Dehbitch wore arrested and locked up on a warrant procured by Mary Quinlary, on a charge of being disorderly. They were brought before Justice Scully at the West Side Police Station, and discharged, there being no evidence to convict. They now bring suit against Maty on trespass on the case, damages $5,000, for malicious prosecution and false im prisonment. GETKINAL COURT ITEMS. The fnll panel of Grand Jurors wak yesterday morning obtained, E. Tuttle Doing' appointed foreman, and a true bill against Mr. Joseph Morris was the result of their morning's labors. Franz Sulzor, who shot a boy with a pistol loaded with powder and wadding, was sentenced to-ono year in the Keform School. , A. L* Stevens was charged with beeping a gambling-house on tho South Side, and was found guilty, and fined SIOO. Defendant's coun sel moved ’ for & new* trial and an arrest of judg ment, which was overruled. BANKRUPTCX MATTERS. On the petition of the Assignee, of the Homo insurance Company, yesterday, was made authorizing him to release Lots 17, 18, and 19, Block 42,5ch00l Section Addition, mortgaged; to fificuro a nolo .of $4,000, aud to take, in lieu thereof, a mortgage on Lots 8 and 9, Block 21, In Wolcott's Addition. In the matter of James Smith, an order for hearing.'and creditors’ meeting was yesterday made, to take place before H. K. Hubbard on thel7th.of June. Register Hibbard has issued notices to the creditors of the Republic Insurance Company, in bankruptcy, to moet-on the 23th iust., at 2 p. m., for the purpose of declaring a dividend. .... Tho State Insurance argument, sot for Friday, was, on application of counsel, postponed until Monday next. - * % NEW SUITS. The Cibcutt . Coubt.t-G,879— Suppressed for ser vice. .0,860— John A. Leonard v. Samuel Mayer; debt, $1,000.. 6,BBl—Herman Martin v. Asahel Dorothy; : assumpsit, $3,500. ’ o,Bß2—Herman Rosenthal, ct al. v. William David; assumpsit, S3OO. 6,BB3—Peter Mur phy v. Geo. Ik'Flersheim, surviving partner of the firm of Heed, Flereheim & Co.; assumpsit, $1,500. 6,884 E. Brunswick, et al. v. Cyrus Goan, A. B. Bur dick, and F, Holborn;; distress for rent, $500; 6,885 —John E. Hewson v.. Samuel Ashton ; petition for mechanic’s lien for $3,600.45, on w45 feet of Lot 2, in Block 24, in’Klnzie's Addition to Chicago in Sec 10, T. 39; N. R. 14, E, 3P. M. o,Bß6—Jacob Beidler et al. v. W. H, Hclliler. assumpsit, SI,OOO. 6,BB7—James Sul livan v. James ami. Catharine » Lyman-; .peti tion." for.. mechanic’s lien iu~Lot 1, Block 10, Higgins, Law & Co.'s Addition to Chicago. o,BBB—' Appeal. o,3B9—David Hydect ah v, John Williamson petition for mechanics’lien,. o,B9o—Appeal. *-6,691 'Clotlgh' Stone Company v. George Lehman, B. F. Gump, and John C. Duulevig; assumpsit, SO,OOO. • 6,B92—Rosalie W.'Hough v. Charles H. Ferguson ; as- Bampelt, $2,000. 6,893-—John Wortfainkton et al. v. Martin Keller; assumpsit, SOOO. 0,894 —Withheld for service, 6,B9s—Thomas Ridge, Jr., v. Chicago City Railway Company and Chicago West Division Railway Company; trespasron the case, SIO,OOO. 6,B96—Jo seph W. Brackett v. O. S. Hough ; assumpsit, $5,000. ,o,B97—Marshall Field et ah v. Conrad L.’ E. Rfnck; assumpsit, SCCO.' 6,B9B—Edward A. Burbank v. Lydia GUI; bill for specific performance of contract. • The Superior Codet.—43,3lß—D. a. Williams, for vupe of Joseph Hopkins and J. Charles Eichman, v. Union National Bank; afildavit for garnishee sum mons, $134.75.; 43,319—Suppressed for service. 43,320 —E. Vi’, v. Jean 0. Wheeler; divorce on ground of de sertion. 43,321—Appeal. 43,322—J0hn K. and Corno -linsJ, Coffey v. AV. M. Lomasney and Philip Cullen. .43,323—Herman Labitsh v. Mary Quinlan; trespass on the case, SSXOO. 43,324—Wi11iam V. Johnston v. Will iam Elliott Fur ess ; bill for injunction. 43,325—Ap peal. 43.32 C—James F.Dano ct al.v. James T, Wright; assumpsit, s£oo. Tlie Alligator* . - In one of her letters from Florida; Mrs. Stowe thus writes of the alligator: “ Amid this serpent-like and convoluted jungle of scaly root, how natural to find the scaly alli gator looking like an animated form of the vegetable world around. Sluggish, unwieldly, ho seems; a half-developed animal, coming up from s plant—perhaps a link from plant to ani mal. . In memory, perhaps, of a; previous" wood land life, ho fills his stomach with, pine knots and bits of boards, wherever he can find one to chew. It is his way of taking tobacco. I have been with a hunter who dissected ; one of these animals, and seen him take from his stomach a mass of bits of bricks, worn smooth, as if the digestive fluids had somewhat corroded them. The fore leg and paw of the alligator baa a piti ful-and rather shocking resemblance to the human hand, and the muscular power is so great, that in case of the particular alligator Ispeak of, even after his head was taken off, when the ificision was made into ; tho pectoral muscle for baud *nd itrm THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: SATURDAY, MAY. 10, 1873. e OREGON. Facta m ’Regard' to the Sfate," Correction of Misstatements. Portland, Ore., April 23, 1573, James Johnson, Esq.: Dear Bin: I have, to-day, road a letter ad dressed to you, and signed by W. L. Adams, of this State, who, hy reason of a residence hero .of twenty-five years, dolma the ability to answer certain questions you, with many others, have asked, relative to the resources, advantages, etc., of this State. Whetlier the name .Tames Johnson is fictitious or not, Ido not know; but tho reply to James Johnson hy Mr. W. L. Adams, now published in pamphlet-form, and sold by him to real-estate agents and others at $6.50 per 100 copies, for distribution .through tho East, is, by its high coloring, its specious pretensions to frankness, truthfulness, and disinterestedness, aud its labored efforts at facetiousness, well calculated to, and will, convey a VERT EXAGGERATED IMPRESSION of tho advantages of this State, aud cause East ern people io make sacrifices of property and in terests to emigrate to this El Dorado, so favored hy partial Providence above all other sections. Why Providence should have been so particu lar with Oregon is a question for scientists. That this State is favored io many natural ele ments of prosperity, I do not deny; but that it will profitably (to them) sustain a much larger population than Is already' settled here at the present day, I do EMPHATICALLY DENY, and will endeavor to concisely give reasons for this denial, and for my advico to people in good circumstances, and who are doing fairly in life, to stay contentedly at home. X write this because I have already witnessed much dissatisfaction, and suffering, and losses by immigrants who have too readily answered the beckoning words of this jind like pamphlets, and come to find the romance of tho change-all vanished,—to find our beautiful valleys covered to a great extent with dense forests, broken by vast ranges of bills, uninviting and rugged; broad tracts of swamp land, irreclaimable except by the expenditure of- largo sums of money; fern, and brake, and sorrel, matted upon every acre of our lands that has not been cultivated. 'These are inviting enough to tho enthusiastic tourist, or picture loving poet, as ho views the scene from some high eminence, where the eye gathers in all the combinations of Nature's diversities; but tho reality of labor—hard labor—exists here as well as elsewhere. Mr. Adams speciously claims every delight and advantage for this Stato that can ho culled from the best of every Stato in tho Union, hut admits that we fall short of Heaven. 1 think many that have come, many that will come, will wish they had reached Heaven first. Mr. Adams says ho will speak fairly of tho good and tho had features of tho country, but ho fails to particularizo what will bo to tho disad vantage of the immigrant in the same ratio and as enthusiastically as ho does the good. Is that impartial ? Let us see. What he says about oun WINTER CLIMATE is very nearly true. Compared with Maine, it is mild, veiy mud. There they, have snow and in tense cold. Hero wo have incessant, copious rains, lasting from about tho Ist ol ■ November to tho let of May, with an interval of snow, ico and freezing weather about Christmas, continuing from two to six weeks. Many are compelled to work more or less, through the winter in tho open air, bnt they watch opportunities and hurry their jobs between drops. Full time of consecutive labor is out of tho question. The winter, for at leapt throe months, to out-door laborers, is lost. Some winters, like tho ono just passed, aro almost without snow. Only about six inches fell this winter, romainipg hnt a few days. Hence, this is said to bo ono of tho BEST CATTLE COUNTRIES in the world ; and (hence lazy “ Webfeot” fa term applied to the dwellers in tho land) think it just as well to lot cattle shift for themselves, and allow winter to overtake them unprepared with shelter or food, relying upon the chances ot a “ good winter" for their safety; which shift less policy'rcsults, year after year, in a terrible destruction ot cattle. Every sensible man knows that in a climate that is hot entirely free from frosts and snow, cattle need care, ans must not bo broughtio the chance necessity, oven, of browsing or digging through enow for sustenance. Mr. Adams says that it tabes himself and neighbors so • much time to build fences and plow, that they have no time to care for their cattle. . Twenty-jive years the owner of a farm of 160 acres, and tho fences not yet built! Plowing and fencing absorb so much time cattle cannot bo cared for! Cattle die inconse quence! A better showing than that can bo made oven in the State of Maine. , Mr. Adams tells you there are “ nognats, mos quitoes, bedbugs, fleas. snakes, etc.” If this land of vermin was wealth, valued at a peony u pound, let me assure you, iny dear sir, every man in Oregon could be * WORTH HIS MILLIONS. I very much wonder that they have not been noticed by Mr. Adams. We have excellent soil, as Mr. Adama tty* : and, as he says, wo can raise sixty buEbelt of wheat to the aero. So can you. The same c&u be done anywhere in the country, in garden spots.. . THE AVERAGE YIELD OF WHEAT to tho acre in Oregon is about thirty bushels in stead of forty bushels, as Mr. Adams writes. Wheat can be( raised here, probably, to greater perfection than in tho most favored portions of our country. . When that is said, the status of Oregon is told. r Sixty bushels of corn can bo raieedexception ally;' fifty bushels can ho raised exceptionally; thirty bushels can be raised as an average, and that is a liberal estimate. POTATOES ’ may bo prolific, too much so. Of that you can judge when I say that, to-day, April 22, potatoes sold in this market at 8 cents per bushel, and they of the best. ‘ Mr. Adams tells yon he has raised forty bushels of CORN to the aero, and claims that tho same cannot bo done in Illinois,. He fails, however, to inform you, in parenthesis or otherwise, that there is not brought to market from the whole Willamette Valley 100 bushels of com a year, and why ? Because It cannot bo cultivated successfully, Owing to our boasted cold nights. Corn-meal in market is higher than wheat flour, being worth from 6to 10 cents a pound. The grain of which it is made is imported from Californio. This is why we cannot fatten hogs on corn. St. Louis and Chicago bacon, hams, and lard have been sold in'. Portland market, the past year, cheaper and more readily than our own manufacture. Speaking of ’ ’ . the summer climate. “Now mark,** says Mr. Adams. “ During our hottest summer 1 have never failed to keep fresh beef-sweet a week, when hnng in the open sir!” What rare sights that man has seen ! I venture to say, no other, man in Oregon has known beef, under like circumstances, to be exposed forty eight hours without undergoing a process of in-. cubation that made it rather objectionable for table-nso, except to old settlors, and those that let their cattle die for want of care. Where Air. Adams cites extreme cases of vege table-development, and prolific yiold of cereals, yon can find parallel cases reported from any portion of - the country you may turn your eyes to, right from under your own snow-banks, if you will. Try it and see. Mr. Adams goes into ecstasies over THE HEALTH? CONDITION of this State, which is correct. Let him convulse. Portland, with a population of 10,000 people, has but twenty physicians. That’S all the statistics I have in that matter. Fish, game, <kc., cannot be had without paying good round prices, os in other sections, or going into the forests and streams for them yourself. Nuts are very scarce. FRUITS are plenty in their season. Tropical fruits do not grow here, whatever may be said to the con-, trary; none but the. same classes of fruits that Sow in the same latitudes east of the Bocky ountains. Wild cherries are nowhere in the State so plen tiful and so delicate of flavor as in the. colder countries east. To a blind man, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, huckleberries, goose •berries, cranberries, are all one, and limes would make good sweetening for any. Mr. Adams leads you to infer that strawber ries ripen on the hills all through the . winter. JTifi_a piece of cunning that even a Webfoot -• Btnrwherries, in"December, but no winter wccthcr ripened them. Even the freaks are scarce. V ■ THE KINEIIALS of Oregon are very rich and abundant, but it ia ask.why.Oiegoniansihemi Helves do not go after them. * Mr. Adame tells you of hid surprise, when he ‘fifEtcaino fo'this country,, at encountering so little mud.—Bnty whon-itis- remarked that Ire came here twenty-five .years ago,-to mi unbroken, country, when all the travel was done by water," and the virgin hod was scarcely broken by the foot .of domestic animals, you must feel surprised that'/ie was surprised. • Ido not dosiro to discourage immigration; but, knowing as Ido that people come hero, often at great sacrifice of hard earnings, thinking to get farms at cheap prices, near good markets, and find that available, desirable lands in such localities as they would "choose, without being compelled to go beyond the reach of markets, and roads, and schools; and churches, are already in the bands of- speculators, or settled now, and held at price's that would purchase them the very best lands East at the same rate per acre, where they are in easy reach of every comfort and privilege, ■ I CANNOT HELP BUT CAUTION, as it is certainly some one's duty to do. •Immigrants nock to this country and fall into the hands of real estate agents, who make a profit from them of from 8100 to 81,000 each, and furnish or sell them farms that they are glad to place in the market the following year for agents to sell, at the usual profits, to fresh ar rivals. Any unusual influx of immigrants always runs the price of' land beyond its value. People coming "quietly, and leisurely looking about for themselves, can perhaps reasonably suit themselves,*' without being scalped by agents. AGAIN ; THE WILLAMETTE VALLET is not avast plain, smooth as a wash-bowl. All of its acres are not garden-spots. The most of the prairie portions, and the best along the water-courses, nave long since passed from tiro hands of tho Government, and are no longer subject to pre-emption or homestead. ■ Them are many that desire to got as far away from civilization as possible. To such, our un claimed forest-lauds afford unrivaled opportuni ties. : ' Thrifty, scientific farmers with means, good wheat-growers, skilled agriculturists, who will come, buy off, and send adrift the lazy, shiftless crew that encumber the land, would bo a thou sand times welcomed and a thousand times re warded. Oregon to-day could not pbospehouslt buppobt an immense farming population. For, it tho crop of last year should bo doubled, the increase, caused by a proportionate increase of the popu lation, would have to rot in the granaries for want of a market. " The country is flooded with artisans of every kind, out of employment, that fringe with desti tution the corners of tho streets. ' These few hints I write for your consideration. Yourrj very truly, H. F. Walton. THE PHELPS, DODGE & CO. CASE. New Tons, May 3,1873. To the Editor of TT& Chicago Tribune : Bin : Your influential journal has been tho moat consistent, the most nncompromiaing, and severest commenter on the celebrated Phelps- Dodgo case. Now that explanations in this af fair have been made, and some time has elapsed far public opinion to give a verdict, you must see that that verdict plainly points to the innocence, in a moral point of view, of the firm of Phelps. Dodgo & Co. And your journal is too well known for tbo‘Anglo-Saxon virtue of fair play for me to doubt that The Chicago Tribune will any longer withhold a just verdict, which I am quite sure was only suspended because the full facts of the case were unknown to you. ' . As it is no secret to you that 1 am singularly well-situated to bo. able to give you,, in a very short space, the foil merits of this cause cclo •bro, I will merely point out, first, the significant fact that tho most powerful mercantile body in the land—tho New York Chamber of Commerce— pronounced tho unqualified . innocence of tho great house in question, by re-electing Sir. Will iamE.Dodgo President of tho Chamber, gn the let inst., without a dissentient voice, and by enthusi astically assuring their President that they aro convinced of the integrity of. his firm; thereby throwing down the strongest protest against tho official proceedings to which the house was sub jected. And now lot me, in a few words, give you tho actual essence of this case: Phelps, Dodgo & Co. hare undoubtedly not only once, but a number of times, been guilty of violating both the spirit and tho letter of tho law regulating importations. They have been in the habit of receiving certain memorandums, re ferring to a small portion of their genuine in-, voices, which did not, in all respects, agree with the invoices passed through the Custom-House; and, as nothing will show this plainer than an actual example, I give you a pro-forma fac simile of these unlucky memorandums: * PSO-rOHM! INVOICE. Livekeool, June 1,1871. Messrs. Phelps, Bodge k Co., * > To Phelps, Junes i Co., Dr. Per City of Paris: 2,700 boxes I. C. plates,-28a <0 boxes XXXX, 40s . 20 boxes XXX, 35a

paiotsmtster: 125 boxes 1. C., 28a, Total. This was the invoice passing through the Cus tom-House. Now, there came by the same or subsequent mail a slip, or memorandum, in the following manner:' . • MEMO. Per City of Paris, June 1,1871: 40 boxes XXXX. ; 40a Sit I3S boxes’ l. C ...........’..■;2Ba CJ Now, the explanation of this slip is simply this, ’ viz.: That the 40 boxes XXXX. and the 125 boxes I. C. were tbe balance of a for mer contract which bad been adjusted at 40s. 9d. and 28s. Gd. respectively, while the actual cost and market value at the time of shipment, had the goods been bought on that date, would bo 28s. and 40s. respectively,'as actually invoiced, and as, in fact, the larger lot of 2,700 boxes did cost. * Ton will distinctly understand that no ques tion was raised by the .Custom-House, at the time, of the actual, true value of the goods; and,- whatis still more important, no, possible fault could by found by the Treasury Agents and ex perts who seized and searched Phelps, Lodge & Co.’s hooks, with the larger lot of 2,700. boxes. It wah. and is admitted that both tbe cost and market-ralno of the 2,700 boxes are correct; but-it:, was maintained, inasmuch as there was point-blank evidence that the 125 boxes did cost 6u.per.hox more, although the market-value at tho time of - shipment was correct, the firm did violate the law by invoicing these 125 boxes at their true cost, viz.:. 28s. Gd., which is imperatively demanded by tho law. And there was another charge made against tho house, for concealing invoices, which it was thdir doty to famish to the .Custom-Couse, as these memorandums were naturally, construed to bo invoices. Now, having stated the full guilt of this firm, allow mo to say, in extenuations, that— ' First— *The ■ English house must have been truly ignorant of this technical rigor of the law; and they fully imagined that, inasmuch as duties are actually levied on market-value, and not the cost,of the goods, tho full, fair way was to give market-values and bo on the right side, which, however, was for them tho wrong side."; Second— As to concealment of invoices : No sane merchant would look upon such a memo randum as an invoice, and, far from concealing them in their iron safe or any secret place, they were invariably pinned on the invoices and in tho invoice-book, where they were moat easily stolen by the half-breed informer who had been in their employ. - „ , But there is another point: You may perhaps doubt the correctness of the figures I give you; yet such is truly and really the fact. The un der-valuation in .£4,000 was, as I state it, £i 12a. Gd." In a' total of invoices, amounting to over 91,200,000,' the alleged under-valuations were a little over $6,000, and the supposed loss to the Treasury, as stated by Mr. Bliss himself, about .81,600. . ‘ - ' Yet this great firm .technically violated the law, which might and could easily’have been brought home to them, as X fully state it. But to charge them with wilfull intent to cheat and defraud the revenue nt 81,000 during five years, is surely not only an insult to one's sense of honor, but to one’s common sense. And, as such, I havo~no, doubt you will in future’ lookj at it. h V But the difficult thing to . explain is, after all Why did 'this' house,' knowing’ their own inno cence,' gorge’ the hungry • blood-hounds of in formers, agents, etc., etc.,, with their money? Why did they settle ? Now, strange to say, the house itself has not even now learned enough practical wisdom to tell the full reason: Firstty—They were frightened—literally fright ened—into the belief that they had actually been nomora be a crime 'than a man, tumbling accl-. dentally from the top of a house and killing some pedestrian, can be charged with murder. Secondly —The house and its members had a hardly-understood, exaggerated idea of a Custom-House suit scandaf. 1 • Thirdly —They were most zealously informed that the terrible Bon Butler, and a few more limbs of the law of that ilk,were retained against them. . , . . - ... _ .. Fourthly —The members, one and'all, being certain that they had not benefited by or; wilful ly done wrong'by breaking the law, wore, nev ertheless, anxious to atone for wbat they bad. done unintentionally; and I very much question whether, when they made the first carte-blanche offer to eottle, they had any idea that the amount claimed from them would bo as much as 810,000. And, when the scandal was designedly scut broadcast over the land, this firm, with all their power and wealth, were as demoralized as the French army before Sedan. Suffice it to say, had this spectacular play to bo acted over again, there would have been a great deal of cry, but little wool to bo divided by friend, foe, protended friends, blackmailers, and other interesting bodies. Pardon my long statement, particularly as I promised to mako it very short.. I remain, yours respectfully, D • • *. HOMEOPATHY. Convention of Homeopathists at Ann Arbor—Nominations for the Xxvo Homeopathic Professorships In the University of Michigan.' Special Carretpondenee of The Chicago Tribune. Aim Aasoa, Mich., May 7,1673. ~ Pursuant to a call issued by the State-Homeo pathic Society of Michigan, a meeting oompoeed of representatives of the profession from sev eral States, for the purpose of nominating can didates to he presented to the Board of Regents for the two Chairs of Homeopathy recently es tablished in the University by the Legislature, was held to-day at the Gregory House, in this city. An afternoon session was held, at which mere ly preliminary proceedings took place. At the adjourned meeting held this evening, a permanent organization was effected by the election of Dr. D. S. Smith, Chicago, President; Drs. 8. D. Thayer, Battle Creek ; A. J. Sawyer, Monroe ;T. F. Pomeroy, Detroit; F. Woodruff, Ann Arbor; F. 6. Lungren, Toledo ; and G. D. ■ Beebe, Chicago, Vice-Presidents; and J. N. El dridge, Flint, Secretary. The Committee on Besolntions appointed at the afternoon session—consisting of Drs. Q. D. ■Beebe, S. S. Lungren, and J. H.-Wattles—pre sented the following resolutions, which were adopted: Resolved, That we recognize in the act of the Legis lature of the State of Michigan, adopted by bo over whelming a majority, commanding the Regents to ap point two Professors of Homeopathy in the State.Uni versity, an advance of tho people In the direction of true reform. That Homeopathy is, in the highest and broadest sense, a scientific system of. medicine.' the teaching of which in the Michigan University will both honor the intelligence of .the people of this State, and present an example worthy tho imitation of other States, and of the world. ' Resolved, That, to aU those who have contributed to this grand achievement, humanity stands deeply in debted ; and, without detracting from any, tho names of S. 13. Thayer, of Battlo Creek;. A. J. Sawyer, of Monroe; J, N. Eldridge, of Flint; F. Woodruff, of Ann Arbor; A Begley, of Marshall;. and T. F. Pomeroy, of Detroit, should be prominently •mentioned as among those who for many years have held strictly to tho single purpose of securing the in troduction of this beloved science into this grandest of American Universities, where it may bo taught with all the facilities of its ample library, its well-stocked laboratory and museum, and with all the prestige of a noblo institution. Resolved, That we congratulate tho friends of Homeopathy in'the State of Michigan, and tho "lovers of truth everywhere, on this triumphant result: and we believe that the entire profession will'rally in a united and hearty support of true and able men as our representatives in the University of tho State of Mich igan.* A ballot was then taken for a candidate for the Chair of Theory and Practice, and resulted in the election of Prof. N. F. Cooke, of Chicago; and, bn motion, his election was declared unan imous* Second and third candidates were nominated viva voce by the Convention, as follows : A. R. Morgan, M, D., of New York, and. Prof. H. P. Gatchell, of Kenosha, Wis.* For the Chair of Materia Medica, the follow ing were nominated by ballot, and the* nomina tions declared unanimous: W. E. Payne, Bath, Me.; H. B. Follows, Chicago and X. Bacmela tcr, Toulon, 111. , - Drs. Thaycr, Woodruff, and Beebe , wore ap pointed by*the Cbiir as a committee to corre spond with the nominees. of.the Convention, and ascertain their willingness to accept the nominations,—to have power to fill any vacancy that may occur. Drs. Pomeroy, Eldridgo, and Sawyer were constituted a committee to inform the Board of Regents of the nominations. The meeting then adjourned until 9 a. m., Mays. . , 0. A. W. Bloomisoios, Ini., May 8,1873. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune,: : Sib : I bog to nek, why matters tap left as they are in Louisians ? Has there, not been mischief enough already enacted? Who, but the very lowest of society, can be enjoying, or making anything out of, the present order:of affairs there ? Lid the Administration make a mistake in interfering as it did, why not .hasten to ac knowledge it, giving the McEnery side posses sion, within' certain proscribed limits of public order and good behavior ? ' If the Administration did not make a mistake, why not have gona ahead with its programme and its responsibilities itself ? Why not,—striv throughout to prevent such shameful,"dangerous disorder ? Why no; let all sides know what to' depend on, that honest business and improve ment may once more revive? The present pos ture of affairs look like a double trap,—first for' the friends of the Administration, encouraged, as they were at first, to get and keep in power at any hazard, and then, afterward, a trap on a larger scale for the opposition side, should they continue locally successful. What honest pub lic or party necessity can be subserved by leav ing matters there in such disorder ? “ Let us have Peace.” . ’ "John K. Pikz.nix. .£3,750 .£4,070 Jewish Fmigrants from Roumanin- Fifty Thousand Desiring to Come to the Vnitcd States. ‘ Freer, the .Vein York Herald. - There have lately arrived in this city several wealthy Hebrews from Houmania; who havocomo to tbo Western World as pioneers of several thousands- of their co-religionists, resident in Iloumanja, who intend coming over here during the course of tho present year, when arrange monts'shall have beenmade for their residence in this new land, and it is considered that the exodus will, probably settle. near Lincoln, tho capital' city of Nebraska. In modem or ancient 'history hardly any parallel can bo ‘found to tbe atrocious persecutions which- have befallen tbis race in Houmania, where, a few years ago, a large number of them were' slaughtered at Berladand other places, while their; property, was burned and destroyed to an immense extent.' It is computed that as soon as their colony has been fixed npon in the United States, from" 3,000 to ‘5,000 will immodi-. atcly proceed across Europe to Antwerp, in Bel gium, where they will embark forthis port. It. is reported by Hr. Jaroslawski, of 428.West For ty-third street, .that fully 50,000 of the Jews iu Houmania are desirous of proceeding to -lhis country, and that an organization- of friends has been established 1 in this - city .to help their persecuted brethren who may arrive here. Among the gentlemen who' aroi tak-i ing-a conspicuous part in the movement may be mentioned Lr.-Lidaver of the Thirty fourth Street Synagogue; Judge Joaohiseu, Mr. Bamberger, and other influential Hebrews. It is asserted that one of the principal reasons which has caused so many Hebrews to leave their homes and adopt this country, is tho publication of articles in the Hebrew papers of Europe on the wondrous resources of the United States, and among them may be mentioned tho Bamagid (or Lecturer), published-at Lyek, in Prussia, and Irvi: Onanchi (2 am a Hebrew), published at Brody, in Galicia. It is atated that a large num ber of Hebrews are now devoting themselves’ to agricultural pursuits in this country, and several large plantations are now successfully worked by them in Georgia. . • . The Female IHodoc. The female Modoc is thus portrayed by the correspondent of the San 1 Francisco Chronicle .- “ You do us grave injustice in remarks’about killing squaws. Thoy were killed in the fight one at least—and the only one killed by soldiers; They fight like devils, load guns, and are as dan gerous as the bocks, and should have the same fate. No squaws have been killed out of battle. Four are now fed and protected at this camp, taken since the fight was ended. They will not be harmed, though at tho first chance they will in in® xrndoea..wit.b„RrThK.and^ammunition LOUISIANA. the event of another fight they would return to 'onr lines to do the eame thlng over again.-'Ee znember, they are not white*women, out fiends, guilty of torturing and murdering every wound ed soldier who fell in their hands, and of horri bly mutilating the dead! Itememhor the file of the soldier of the Twenty-first Infantry, wound ed, and left on the field of battle on the 17tb of January. - The-squawa. tortured him-in every conceivable way. all. night long, until death nut an end fo'his Bufferings in the morning. ■* This they admitted to be so during the interval em ployed in making, peace efforts.;,- Don’t waste any sympathy bn such fiends, for it will bo im possible to expect a soldier to-epare one of them on the field." THE FARMERS’ MOVEMENT. County Committees of ttvo Illinois State Farmers’ Association* I r from the Prairie fanner* » The following is a liat of-tbe County Commit tees, bo far aa known, and of the counties m which none have aa yet been appointed; I would ask members of the organizations In different counties to inform me of errors where any have been made, and to suggest names where there are vacancies to fill. * ■ - ' The purpose of these Committees is to secure the organization: in-every township, of each county, of at least one Farmers* Club or Grange, and to keep up a correspondence with the Secre tary of the State Association (S. M. Smith, Ke waunee, Henry County), upon all matters per taining to the common interest. ; I solicit, tho constant, earnest,.and judicious work of every one of these gentlemen to secure a thorough, effectual, and untiring organization of the farmers of the State. This must not be any spasmodic, temporary effort. Lot us enlist for the war, and retire from the field only when tho enemy surrenders. » W. C. hx&oo. Adams John Stewart Fowler* ‘ Alexander D, T, Parker Cairo. Bond Geo. M. Tatbam.. Greenville. Boone .John J. F00te.... Belvidere. 8r0wn.... -> Bureau...; G.W. Stone Princeton. Calhoun... C. C. Squids Hardin. Carroll. W. H. Bolding....Tamarack. Cobs ,J. W. Savage Bluff Springs. Champaign J. W. ifcElrery... Kantoui. Christian P. 8. Myers Assumption* Clark 1 Clay. Clinton..... M. M, Hooton....Centralis. Coles Herman Gregg...Charleston* Cook. Crawford Cumberland . DeKalb.' E. Noble .DcKalb, DeWitt 8. M. Thorp Wapello. 80ugh5...........E. 8aggy.........Tu5c01a. 8uPag0...... Lewis Ella worth.. Naperville. • Edgar...... * Edwards William Curtis... .Curtis* Store. Effingham S. W, Thompson.Effingham. Fayette..... ;... ..Daniel Blatchley. .Vandalia. Ford James B. Hilgoi’eJ’axton. , Franklin . Fulton.. .W. S, ILFeanessy Avon. Gallatin Greene .....J, 0; Barnes Carrollton. Grundy Otis Baker Morris. .Hamilton Hancock.....'.....JohnS. Johnson.Elvasttin. Hardin..... .’ Henderson.. J.H. Stevens....Olena. Henry John N. Morgan..Galva. • Iroquis A~«T. Alexander..Gilman. > Jackson... .Albert Easterly,..Catbondalo, Jaeper John A. Hunt....Willow Hill. Jefferson ..W. A. Boggs Dlx. Jersey..... Isaac Snedecher.. Jeraeyvillo. .Jo Daviess Richard Barrett..Galena. Johnson; , Kane...; Thomas Judd....Sugar Grove. Kankakee. W,H. Grinnsll, ..Kankakee. - Kendall Xot Scofield Newark. Knox Chas.A.Bibckley.Galcaburg. . •Lake...,; 5 LaSalle W. H. Holdnch...Tohica. Lawrence Lee W. A, Judd Dickson; Livingston Wm. B. Fyffo....Odell. Logan .John Strong. .... .Atlanta. Mac0n........... Joshua Green.,..Decatur. Macoupin ..DavidGore.......Carllnville. , Madison .J. C. Burroughs. lEdwardavllle. Marion James Creed Walnut Hill. . . Marshall..... J. M. W, More...Wenona, Mason Wm. Allen.......Havana. Massac .D. H.Freeman...Metropolis. McDonough Geo.D.SeybokL.Blandinsville. ’ McHenry. ...Amos Anderson..Woodstock. McLean .W. R. Duncan.... Towaada. Menard.. John H. Spear ....Talluh. Mercer f ....L. D. Willard Pre-emption; Montoe Montgomery. W. F. 81i55.......N0k0m1a. Morgan J. B. Turner Jacksonville.' Momtrio G. W. Vaughan...Sullivan. Ogle D. J. Pinckney.. k Mt, Morris. ' Peoria ..W. T. Merritt..,.Princeville, ; Perry. ..J. M. Kelly Du Quoin. Platt V. S. Lindsey.....Mansfield. . Pike J. M. Bush Pittsfield. ’ pope ; , ' Pulaski ...L.F. Crain. Villa Ridge. Putnam .John Sterling.. ..FloridT Randolph Richland W. M. Ekoy. Olney. Rock Island J. P. Bay. ...Port Byron. Saline.. • Sangamon ..L. Haber. Plcaa’tPlains. Schuyler.. 5c0tt...........:.M. B. Moore Naples. Shelby. H. W. Rlncker...Sfcgei. Stark A.H. Harris LaFayctte. St, C1air...,..'..,.G. C. Eisenmayer.Mtacoulah.’- Stephenson.'...;..Levi Kelsler,.....Rock Grove. TazewelL B.W. Robinson.;. Tremont. Union H, T. Eastmon...Anna. * Vermi11i0n........ G. W. W01f.......Cat11n. . Wabash Warren..’ John T. Morgan.-Monmocth. Washington A. Hinckley Du Bois. Wayne,.........W. H. Porterfield. Mt. Erie. white. Whiteside J. A. Patterson, :Rock Falla. * Ovren...."...Mol£cna, , u Williamson .’ Winnebago.......H. P.Kimball..,, Rockford. Woodford James Harper... .El Paso. A Procurer of Young Girls Caught and’Severely Funxulied* : Beardstoicn, TIL (3fay 5), Correspondence of the St, • L6uis Republican, ‘ A disgraceful affair occurred hero last Satur day, which was as follows: For some days a well-dressed and genteel-looking stranger had been seen around town, ;who was' engaged, os tensibly, in tho business of insurance agent, but whose principal conversation with those with whom he made acqnaintanee'was concerning the young ladies who passed-him; his inquiries be ing who they were, where-they lived, their names, characters, etc. It was soon discovered that he had been writing letters to such young ladies as* be-could obtain-the-address of, ana sending them-to.their residences by a. boy; whice letters solicited them to meet him at Poat-Offico.-at *ah /hour Men tioned, and* •go with him-/-to another city* .where., ho promised them fine clothes,. ‘ plenty of money, and a “life of pleasure. These girls, like dutiful daughters, showed the letters to their parents, who wore so enraged that they soon found e'acn other out. They applied" to a lawyer'and police magistrate, butbo tangible E roofs, could be brought to bear upon him, and e was He was protected by the police to his hotel, :but the infuriated; parents surrounded the house, dragged him out, and with'^sta/clubs, and stones beat him/nearly. to death., some of pur citizens interfering* the. man was allowed to 1 rise from tho mud, covered with blood, and he made hast©' to reach' the depot, but no traiffwasdue for two hours.; Here the mob,overtook/him again and renewed the attack. ' He'fled info "the* private dwelling houses, but was pursued, his pursuers evidently intending to 'murder him. Finally• somo citi zens managed-to savo him from their fdry-and took-him up the river in a skiff toi a place of security, he -will be cared for and his wounds dressed, but it is--somewhat qeeation able whether he recovers. In hia letters ho -mgbedlus Initials A.'C. Y,' ' ‘ ? A Koyal Wedding, Berlin (April 20) Correspondence o/theXonion Timet. \ Yesterday the marriago of Prince Albrecht of Prussia, a,nephew of the Emperor.with Princess 'Mario- of fiaxe-Altenburg, was .celebrated with rather more than the usual pomp. * ’ ■• ’ The entrance of the Princess into the city, 'which was made afew hours'before the weeding, was in the grandest stylo of the. Berlin Court, ■ Dragoon Guards opened the procession; Half a -dozen magnificent carriages containing the chief dignitaries of the court, and accompanied by gorgeous attendants, followed; Then came the State carriage of the royal' family, -which is best' described asf a ; house On f wheels, -all gilt, and . surrounded ' by -Chamberlains and garde dntcorps, and drawn by.eightborses'bf the. finest East Prussian breed. Her Koyal Hlgh nees the Crown Princess and her Highness the- Princess of Altenbnrg, with the Mistress of the Bobes of the young bride, occupied the interior of the stupendous -vehicle, the', eiteribr being Crowded with pages and other functionaries. The cavalcade moved on to the old Palate, where the Crown Prince and Prince Albrecht received the two royal ladies at the portal of the inner conrfc- Having been presented to the Emperor and Em press, who were waiting for her in the Branden-v burg Chambers, the bnde withdrew to the suit of apartments provided for ben The ceremony was performed in the. palace chapel at 7 o'clock p. m., in presence of the E mperor and Empress, the Duke; and Duchess of Saxe-Altenburg,- and all the members of the two royal and princely families. -I do not tarry to describe the supper or the Cour that succeeded ; but devote a line to the extraordinary pageant of the Fackel-Tanz which, in accordance with the time-honored customs of the Court, closed the day. The Fackel-Tanz, or Torchlight Minuet, is a courtly rito performed, curiously enough, the Cabinet on the occasion of the royal map. riages. So highly valued is the honor of sharing in the display that in the.present instance a question had arisen as to the member of the . Cabinet who should have the paa of the olheja Count Boon, being the Prussian Premier claimed precedence ofiPrince Bismarck, who in his Prussian capacity, is onlv Minister of For eign Affairs rwhile- Prince- Bismarck; assertina the German be a more important personage than any Prussian Minister, Premier included, insisted on his right to lead off the minuet, and marshal the luminous host before the royal throne. I need, hardly say -that, as usual, the Prince had it his own way, stepped first and foremost, and held the biggest taper. The Ministerial prelude over, the bnae, likewise in accordance with traditional etiquette, walked up to the Emperor, and, bowing low, requested the honor of dancing with His Majesty. This was the signal for. a general polonaise ot’.tha Court, Ministers always keeping ahead, torch in hand. At the conclusion.of the polonaise the young couple retired, the membors of the Cabi net having previously resigned their tapers to a like number of pages, whose office it is to light the happy pair to.tbeir apartments. Immediately after occurred the remarkable ceremony of the distribution of the Garter, common to all classes in the middle ages, bus nowadays- observed only by royalty and the country folk of some primitive districts. A riband called the bride’s garter, with her initials interwoven in it, is presented to the gentlemen of the Court, who pm it round their coat sleeves, carrying it home as atrophy of the day and a reminiscence of the event. THE KANSAS HORROR. HeVeiatlbns of the Crimea of the Ben* der Family* ftom the Kansas City Journal of Commerce. 3lay 8. Dr. ’William York, brother of Senator York, of Kansas, disappeared on the Bth of last March, and there has been s continued anxious search for him since that time. A few days since, aa the public has been advised by telegraphic dis patches, hlabody was found buried on-a farm about six miles north of Cherry Vale, by York, a brother of the deceased. ’ The remains of the murdered man, for it is evident that he had been murdered, were thrown into a hole a foot deep and a foot and a half wide, face downward. • The grave was in a plowed field, adjoining tho house formerly occupied by Bender. The particulars of the discovery are described as fol lows in *a. correspondence of the Law ronco Kzening Standard: “Tho farm on which the body was found Is about six miles northeast of Cherry Valo. It is a rail way claim settled on about two years ago by a family by the name of Bender, consisting of an old man named Bender, his son. wife, and daugh ter. Both are understood to nave had children from a former marriage. Upon examination the head was found to be badly .broken, with an in denture on the back part of the skull, and both temples smashed. One eye had heenbursted out by the force of the blow, and the face had been cut. A shoe-hammer had found is the house which fitted the indenture on the back of tho head. It is supposed that be was stricken from behind, and then the tem ples broken by the hammer. The . grave was about 200 yards from the house, and the main plowed furrow ran crosswise from it. Tha sides and middle had settled somewhat, and an iron rod taken from the end board of a wagon was run down the sides of the grave before dig ging into it. Tho house is to bo moved off its foundation to-day, and it is supposed, from tbs affluvia arising from underneath it, that another body or bodies are buried. The .clothing had been stripped from the body, excepting a woolen undersniri. It had not become so badly docom- E Cried but that it was easy to identify it. The air, face ; and whiskers were in a fair state of preservation, and the remains were easily identi fied by Ed York. A coffin was brought from In dependence, the body placed in tho same, and the remains taken, to Independence, passing through here about 3 o’clock this morning.” . Besides the discovery of., the body of York there have already been discovered and exhumea six others from beneath the house, one of them being a child- In addition to these new evidences of damnable murder and wholesale crime, three more graves were, . found, and at the writing of our correspondent were to be speedily opened ' and examined. All the bodies exhumed gave J evidence of having been killed in the same man- j ner, they having been struck by some heavy in- I strum out—a hammer or hatchet—on tho back | and lower part of the skulk Some of the bodies ; were stripped entirely of the clothing. . The Ben* i ' der family, to whom the crime is attributed, wera j Spiritualists, and occupied the premises, but fled j before the discovery. It was found, upon seeking \ their whereabouts, that they had secured tickets -* and gone to Humboldt, which is the last trace of them. It transpires that, daring the search for the missing persons, one of the Bender family, a young woman named Kate, who represented herself as a Spiritualist and a was ap pealed to for information, when the victims were traced to the Bender -premises, and she replied that she would consult the spirits if time would be given her to do so ; and would, through ibeir agency* be able to disclose tbe whereabouts of the missing persons. The time was granted, and, in the meantime, the family took opportunity to decamp, since which time nothing has been learned, of them, other .than their buy- I ing the. tickets tor Humboldt. The fami- I ]y kept an eating-saloon at this* place, and, * although there seems to be no apparent motive 1 . for the horrible murder, it is more than likely it was perpetrated for the 'gain plundered from travelers along the main road leading from Oswe go to Independence, Kan. Altogether tho mur ders are without a parallel. ' Omitting tlie Prayer* From the Augusta ( Ga .) Chronicle, On last Friday. "West Tate, colored, was huu§ in. EUefton for the murder of another negro. When the Sheriff, at 34 minutes past 12 adjusted the rope around his neck and fastened the cap over his face, ho began feoshow signs ol feeling. The Sheriff descended the steps, and as he did .&o he could see the waiting crimiaal tremble and his 'knees knock together, be traying considerable agitation. A minister was summoned to pray, when,- just as he was aboct to commence his petition to Almighty God in behalf of the 7101101,.' ' the.. doomed man, ..with the * words;- “I * s-poao -1 - might as well get off myself,” slipped from the scaffold and thus attempted to hasten his . fate. Tk* Sheriff mounted the scaffold hurriedly, and, with assistance, raisedtho now apparently senseless and lifeless body, whoso limbs hod no power (ncr did he utter a single sound}, to the platform, oa which he laid it, and carefully adjusted the repo, about his neck.. Descending, ho consulted the minister, and it was thought best, under the a*" cumstances, to dispense with, the prayer. Hfl then lengthened the rope to suit the position of the body—jrhich, thoughifc had not hang by tbs rope fr minute,-still betrayed ho .signs of life— and. spring, the trap vat 43 minutes past 12, and -the - soul —of • this - poor, igno rant creature, was launched into, eternity. In .five minutesvafteiLthe'body .was swung off res piration ceased to bo observable. The sufferings * : of the man in the - meantime seemed to be se vere. The legs were drawn up several tim®, and he vainly tried to raise his hands to where hia neck from the strangling rope, which m ln< peculiar fall of ihe~bpdy had been displaced, Ibe .knot being just above the left jaw bone, aedtie greatest etraioTbeing on the right?side and baes neck, causing the head to fall back m tf ? uiihaturalpositldn. Tho. breathing .2 *£ 5 lime had ncen very labored, 'accompanied BJ 1 something like ahompressedsnore. T hQQs dt r | breathing ceased at the.expiration of five mo* | ntes, the pulse still* continued to beat, ana* B ! Udrly-fiw minutes he-was dead. . ; | A Wnrnin g Xlmbrous | _ Persons who maybe in the habit of siartkf | out of bedin the dead'of higbt to buntinug . nary-burglars' should 'take warning by the t-* i .which, lately, befell .a Mrs. Stevens;, at Stovt ( Mass. Having" wrought himself up to a“W j state Of ', nervousness because of the toot , horses from ,a neighboring stable,' , kept a loaded revolver at his bedside, and,«. j first noise which struck him as strange, J F" , .to. the floor,, and ram toa | While he was engaged inan effort top®®. > the darkness, Mrs. Stevens, having been .cd also, rose fromher bed, went into the a »., room, and looked but of the window., y< - yens, in the meantime, was watching■» ; , He saw Mrs. Stevens, but supposing her « burglar attempting, to escape, bo. sen _ . , throngh her shoulder . blade, which \ , downward, breaking a rib, and otherwise “J ing her in a very aerioua manner. : Ganawar’n • One of London's famous old coffee. ■ Garraway’s, in Change Alley, thit Ifc ■ finally closed.; It was from this bonso . Pickwick dated his first love-letter to Mis- ; dell; yon remember the tenorol it i Bear Mrs.'B.: _' vieo& , ‘ i - Chops and tomato sauce. Tours, f • Then, as Bergt. Buzfuz told the juty In -the famous trial of breach.: of • > matoeauca! Gentlemen, is the ,»i! sensitive and confiding b* fho’jp by such artifices as these ? The jmy ; not, and cast the innocent old bean in • Garraway’s was the headquarters of the

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