Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, November 21, 1866, Page 2

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated November 21, 1866 Page 2
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(Eljlcago tribune* DAILY, XEWFESEIiT A3® WEEKLY OFFICE. Se< 51 CLAUt^t. There art ttm editions of the Ttacim Ivuod. J*t« Ererr tsomiaa. for ctrcaUuon by omen, oewwnen ntfttexatW. M. TM.rfciWcxixT.Mofia*r«, Wee kly, Frttun. wr ih*. BMU only; and the WKxnr.os TborwuyMor tbs mans and sale at ow c&ttctarsaih newsmen. _ „ Tenoa orilie CUeif. Trlbcne, DiUi, m tw ntr. 3 |» ivittfl" J 5 00 rri-We«klr.<per rw*> «,!j 9« lu M fire copies cse *1 50 • Xrr copies osv 50 00 * go Ctnb» oi *•» epp'.w. oxe y«r 17 a*) Cict* oi treotr. AEt rear 53 00 Arrf ore extra cor-r to cctm 09 ota elnbol twenty. fy jjoacr by Draft. Express or la Ecalstercd Let- X ,-rm rsxy t-.e tc-tl &t oar rttfc. nr IJcmltuncra lor dobs most, lo all t* made s; one tin.r. But additions may be made' at any time, r.i cnb rate?. aPmatlie cloh ba* tycea raised, provided s :ull year's ratisennUon 1* made. Notice to scuHTßißEiu.—ln ortj*rtng the addreas 01 yonr papers chanced, to prevent delay, be sure ard ip<xify wh&iadmoa you take—Weekly. Tn-WeeUy, or Pally. Also, give yosr raesrsr aadminre address. ■WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1860. TUE POPE’S ALLOCVTIONt Wc yesterday published the latest official mldicss ol'the I’opc. It betrays the wonder- n;l changes wrought by time. I t en when the Roman Pontiff spoke, not in terms «•! remonstrance, nor of protest, nor of humiliation and submission to inevitable f. reo—but spoke in the language of com nutr.d from which there was no appeal. The time has been when the hands of the Pope were stretched out, commanding peace be- twi-on contending nations upon terms dic- tated by him ; to-day RometclUthc world of personal outrages upon himself and rob beries of the Church, committed by a petty “Sub-Alpine Prince,” and, while pro testing against the wrongs, accepts them in all humility as without redress. The time has been when a recital by the Pope of a tithe of these injuries inflicted upon him by the King of Italy wou’d have brought into the Held as avengers the anus of Christian Europe. The Pope, as a temporal Prince, has, of necessity, been one of -a peaceful Whatever wars he has been con- character. ccrued in have been fought for him by others. He was in a rude age made the arbiter be tween nations, and was the sole authority rcco-nir*d among men, save that of the sWwrd. Time has changed all this, until with the ncc n ssity which constituted him Dic tator among Sovereigns, has also perished the dictatorial authority. So -tar has this ih cdinHon of the political sovereignty gone that oven Hie petty King of Italy, who owes ho own Kingdom to the strength of other Powers, now menaces the possessions of the p. qv, and iluuts even his spiritual authority in iuly. The* Kernel: Catholic Church in all ages and m all dimes Inis shown a wonderful ca pacity in adapting it-elfto exiting circum tiantfS. lu China, it has no difficulty in cx- L-ting; in Japan it can make itself as much at home as in France; iu ibe Indies, in Ibe American forests, anywhere and everywhere, as long as its ministers are allowed to live, the Church can llourirh successfully. Jn ih-.d, ju.-t at this lime its troubles arc those resulting from in Prcte&taut countries, but from tbe in countries where the pcoxde and the Government arc all professedly Catholic. iPunc to-day can rely with greater certainty v.yon the security of the property of the Church ulil upon the fjctdom of its orders i in ihua.-iaii Germany, than it can hope for in Oilhohc Austria, and more than it is receiv ing iu Catholic Italy. Thu Prussian mon arch numbers among bis people Protestants and Catholics by millions, lie Is not dis \h';c Jto weaken his own power, and plunse his empire into an endless civil war in a Jruitless attempt to force these :: illiciis into the profession of the faith. He therefore gives to each the cairn* protection and the same freedom. In Italy iheic is no such diversity of faith. Unanimity begets a desire to crush out all coniilciing opinion, and the history of the world is filled with instances of the Intole rance of religious parlies—of the devastating policy of the strong toward the weak. In Italy there are no Protestants to punish, so the stronger faction robs and despoils the w oukcr faction of the same Church. The weakness of the temporal power of the P<«pe is evidenced by the fact that Vidor Emanuel was enthroned by the consent of U.v Catholic powers, and that there is no in terference in behalf of the Pope now. In fact tlKrc is no Catholic power in Europe having tin? power to strike in his bebalf. Austria is ir. the dust. Spain is utterly powerless, and Vidor Emanuel is himself the protc.ee of Fm ce. The union of Church and State is practically destroyed in all the hitherto Catholic countries of Europe, and the Church asa Church, seems to flourish best in these nations where it is in antagonism to the union of the existing Church and State. Rome find.- her authority to appoint Bishops defied iu Catholic Italy, while there Is not a thought of opposition to it In Protestant England or in the Tree Stales of America. In the destruction of Church and State, that existing at Home is about to share the com mon fate, and the allocution of tiie Pope read? to us as nothing more than a protest against the act, and a formal declaration that as in every other age, and in every other clime, the Church itself will adapt itself to the changed circumstances, and will uakc the most of them. We do not share In the opinion that strip ping the Pope ol the sovereignty of a few Mates or Provinces in Italy will hasten the destruction the Church .itself. We believe that the union of Church and State “has a weakening and destroying effect uj>on noth Church and State; and that a mixed Government is the worst of all Governments. The Church is forever perplexed and embarrassed by Ibe meddling o( the Stale in its affairs, and the State is certainly never benefited by the mingling of an official religion with matters purely political. This is becoming more and more evident every day In Great Britain and Ireland. The Established Church, which is \ art of the State, is rapidly declining. It is no lunger sunburnt to rally the people to cry out, “ The Church is Fn dangeron the c•i-rurary, when the suffrage with the ballot b conceded to the people, Ibe Church, part of the Slate, will fall. Where the Hope will »o, or what may be his ultimate re.-idencc has yet to be developed. I Pul as in previous eases of his expulsion | f:> m Rente, the people of his Church, the, w.-rld over, will in no wise abate their dc* j votion to tils spiritual authority. The ; Chuivli. freed of the fierce disturbing con t;ovi r.-y as to his political sovereignty, will | I* come the more compact In its organize* : tii is and mere thorough in its administration as ;• spiritual body. Outside of Rome, and cut.-ide of those of the Catholic Church who \ b id their own judgment to the Pope's per s< nal wishes in the matter, we suppose the groat body of the Roman Catholic clergy and penile are utterly iml'ffercnt whether the Hope continues a political prince, or be* n nil's exclusively the great spiritual head c.f the Church. Apart Irom deference to his vjlns we suppose the Catholics of Ibis (..:::;{iy would glady see the termination i very where ol ali anion between Church and Mate. The allocution is but the plaintive and unavailing protest against that which ihclVje is no longer able to resist. It is i iii'sorrowful parting from what he can no r n■tain. It Is the tearful grief over the ?; d charge which Time has wrought in Ike affairs of men and nations. EIStCAIL\CTIIIi BLACKS. A Southern paper asserts that the people r f the South are not opposed to the educa tion of the blacks, but regrets that they arc taught “i>3 those who arc poisoning their minds against us” (the South). It says : “A teacher from the North in this section would neutralise tbe efforts of any Southern man to • each a freedman's school, such is the dilution izh'.Vr t chirM (he TUsf(*s labor as to those 7r ,',a arc that real friends." It Is ceilainly very strange that the negroes i-bould labor under the “delnsa n” that the Northern people aic more friendly to them than the Southern. They evidently fail t-> appreciate the civilizing effects of the peeu liar institution to which they hare been s jetted by the South, and from which Ihej have b,.n released by the North. They can not understand that they were driven to un i»suited toll by the lash, and sold at auction like o’1:«t no. ds and chattels, In the most fikndly spirit imaginable, and only for their own good. There ;s net a Southern Stale whose stat ute l-.u-ks have not been dbg seed by laws prohibiting the leaching of slaves lorcadaud write. In the ten unreconstructed Stales tbtselaws were very severe; In some of them the crime was punishable with death. The free Macks were rigorously excluded from the Uu. iits of the common schools, and all ef forts to educate them were discouraged, frowned down, or crushed by mob violence. In New Oilcans, about seventy weal- U,\ Creole negroes, mulattoe-, quadroons m. octoroons, paid taxes on more ti.sn fifuen million dollars of real property fur the support of the State* and were thus c.*oiiii»clled to contribute largely to the ir.r.iutcuance of the public schools. Yet n. l a dollar of the fund was permitted to be v.-L-d for the education of their children, and private schools for the purpose were watched with jealousy and suspicion, and sometimes absolutely broken up. This wealthy and highly intelligent class of men (lor they arc among the most wealthy and intelligent citizens of New Orleans), were compelled to send their children to France to obtain for them the educational advan tages denied them In this country. Of course those were able to do this were very 1 1 lew Indeed, and the great mass of the black population of the, South were kept In utter and absolute Ignorance. But for the rebel lion each would have been their condition to-day. Light and knowledge for the black man followed the Stars and Stripes, but ■within the limits of the Southern Con federacy all wa a darkness and ignorance. Tet It seems to astonish the editor from whom we have quoted, that the blacks should prefer Northern teachers. We should liko to have him tell how-many Southern “gentlemen” have offered their services In competition with the Northern men and women who have gone- South, to open the treasures of knowledge to the blacks. Those who go on this mission of mercy, go with the distinct understanding that they will be shunned and hated by the •whites of the South ; that they must eudure social' ostracism, and consider themselves fortunate if, escaping Insult aud vio lence, they are permitted peacefully to prosecute their self-sacrificing labor of love and charity. Is it not strange, indeed, that the negro should look up with confi dence and hope to these strangers, who bear the cross of scum and hate’ for bis sake, rather than to the Southern “ gentlemen,” who only a few months since would have esteemed it a proud plume iu their caps to engage in the mobbing or hanging of a “ nigger schoolmaster V” Since the close of the war, nothing lias been done by the so-called governments of tUc reconstructed Slates for the education of tills large class of tlicir population. The Government, wltbawlsdom audsouud policy that do it infinite credit, established freed* men's schools wherever the fiag was perma ncutly planted on the territory of the rebel* lion; and tens of thousands of negroes, who were utterly ignorant before, have obtained in these schools a good primary education. Private efforts and contributions have also accomplished gicat good in this direction, and the noble work goes on, in spite of the hostility of the dominant clues in the South. Tbe ou)y way for the South to stop this work is to make it unnecessary. Thu mo* menl it is known ibat the States provide proper educational facilities for the blacks, that moment will “Yankee school manna” and “Yankee parsons,” of whom the South* cm editors often complain as the worst plague of the South, cease to labor in this missionary’ field. But U yet remains for an unreconstructed State to take an effect ive- step In this direction. The Constitution of Louisiana, adopted by loyal men, before Mr. Johnson had snr* rendered the State to the rebels, requires the establishment of common schools for the benefit of all the children of the Stale, between the ages of six uud sixteen, with* out distinction of color. Vet this require ment of the Corstltution has been utterly disregarded by the rebel Legislature, which alone has power to carry It Into effect; aud lu that Slate, as elsewhere, the greatandncccs sary work of educating the blacks is left wholly to the Government of the United States and to the charity of the North. The to-culled Governor of Alabama, in his recent message, declared the subject wus one to which the Stale should not be wholly Indifferent. But he made no recommenda tion, cither special or general, of a plan of education fur the blacks. We arc Inclined to think that until the South takes hold of this work with an honest aud earnest purpose to accomplish it, the negroes will continue to labor under the “delusion” spoken of by the Southern editor, “us to those who arc their real friends,” The time has opposition RELATIVE STUE.’tG'm OF PAR* TUvS. Tbe New York ÜbrM is great on figures and calculations before elections to prove that the Copperheads arc sure of wiuuiug, and equally felicitous after elections in Us use of figures to explain how It happened that they did not win, and how near they came to it. It is now engaged in cyphering up the relaitvc strength of parties in the United Stales. Here is the result of its last compulations: “Ihc whole vote of tbe country is as follows Northern tlcmocraue vot • dvD'V&O southern Democratic voio i,6Co,twd Total. Northern Kcpullan vole bouihem UcpubhcAu vote. Total. Democratic majority 'J liras U will be teen that the (‘nusccvr.-. r:w t or the country exceeds the Radical by oac and tnrec hundred thousand.’ 1 Let ns correct a few very glaring errors In these figures, end gee what is the actual strength of the two great panics. No one will contend that the white adult males in the rebel Stales are more numerous now than In 1800. The deaths occasioned by the war, and the loss of all accessions from foreign immigration,and the heavy exodus of refugees to the North hove kept the number | of voters stationary. | At the Presidential election of 15(10, the eleven insurgent States polled 905,450 votes —estimating.>o,ooo for South Carolina, The five non-secccding Border Stales polled 420,135, making a total south of Mason and Dixon's Lino of 4,329,155 voles, which Is nearly f<oo,ooo less than tfce 11 iulbted estimates. The IVbrW acts down the Re publican rote In the South at 100,000. In JSC4 the Republicans poiled for Lincoln, in five Border Slates, 173,100 votes, or nearly double tbc number assigned to that party in the whol<* South. The Republican majori ties in the Northern States ’ amount to •150,000. After making these corrections of the IfVrftf* louse figuring, let us state in tabular form the actual and relative strength of. the respective parties in the North and South in the year V&fi: Northern Itcrnblican vole Border Male Ifi publican vote... iLsmccm State Jh-puhUcau vow. White Republicans—total 2,323.000 Black Kcpuolicans, dbtraachlecd "o;’,0(0 Total Repnblicanflrengtli 3,3*3.001) Northern Coppuhuad v0te..... Bolder Slate Copperhead vote. InsurgentStaleUeb.-l vote.... Total Copperhead and Rebel vote 3,'J3'.),1j0U Republican total majority It will thus be teen that the Radical strength of the country exceeds the 44 Con servative ” by nearly four hundred thousand men. jm The World may object that ine Hark Re publicans arc uot allowed to vole. We reply, neither arc the rebel Democrats of the insur gent Slates allowed to vote, and, what Is more, they will not be permitted to vote un til the loyal colored men are also enfran chised. Impartial suffrage Is the doctrine which the loyal people have resolved to enforce. The sadden change of base on the sulfiage question on the part, of the Times, has set some of its Bourbonized readers to thinking, lor the first time in their lives. One of the pro-slavery fogies thus writes to that shc«t: Chicago, November 13. Ter the Editor of the Times: 1 have been a daily reader of yoor paper for a long time, and as yon may well imagine, my at tention las been particularly turned toward your apparently Inconsistent course on this impartial fUtboge question, now before the country so ptomiucuily. Your first article on the subject rook mo at once liy surprise, aroused what 1 ihoucht at first 10 1>e my Indlguaiiou; and, on the moment, 1 resolved to repudiate all such logic, as 1 have Cone in the past, to* detrimental to the prin ciples of Democracy, and destructive to wna- re mains ol onr alicady shattered ranks. Subse quent remark? have I aDo read and reread; and - now 1 meet confess that it docs not seem so tn • consistent after all. A question has sueaested i:tcll widen lean hardly answer, vis: W/ia: r><zton if(here In refuting :7it ballot to Ineltujent ciizent b.caufe of tin color of t/uir *Xlns/ In fact. It occurs to me that till** if a Democratic view, and It rightly belongs to that parly, os a party uphold ing ice true principles of Democracy, to see that the franchise is made impartial. The Radicals have been asking their Cop perhead neighbors the same question since the close of the war, and the only answer they got, was, this is a tr hite man’s Govern ment; niggers have no rights which whites arc bound to respect. But now when their leading organ asks them, “ What reason is there in refusing the ballot to citizens be- cause of the color ol their skins ?” it has set the Cops, to scratching their pates; and some of (hem arc beginning to con fess that', a man’s complexion ought not to have anything to do with his right to vote, and that it is anii-danocratic to disfran chise an intelligent, decent black man, and enfranchise an ignorant white loafer. The world docs move, and light is beginning to i enetwle the dark and malignant prejudices which have so long monopolized the Copper head intellect. • ' kibe reconstructed Democratic pap- rs - j mfc.-s !*■ believe that the proposed yuank movement” of adopting the doctrine of impartial suffrage will save their party from dissolution, and restore it to poweraud public confidence. A reform such as that proposed may enable the party to get out of the sea of public odium In w bichit is float ing and sinking; but no retrogjdc movement or countermarch can ever regain it the re spect, confidence and affection of loyal men, cr induce them to intrust it with the sceptre of power. It will never be forgotten by the present generation, or by the historian, that the Democratic parly fostered and supported human bondage, gave aid and comfort to Ireatonaud rebellion; denied tbe right of the Government to coerce secession or to defend its own existence against traitors; op posed the emancipation of loyal slaves; denied to froedmen civil and political rights; ard, IT let alone, would have dissolved the Union Into four confederacies, and spread slavery over three of the fragments; has denied that the Union Is a XaUon % and con tends that State Governments arc sovereign, and the National Government, merely a loose partnership or confederation of independent sovereign States. These frets can not be Ig nored or forgotten, and so long as they arc remembered the “Democratic” parly will not be intru&ted with the control of the Government. It may serve a useful purpose as an opposition party to hold the Republi can party together, and to make Hclrcum spect in administration and vigilant In promoting the'public pood, hut that is all. The people may forgive but can never/c.v/f Its perfidy to Freedomand the Union. Rv-The Milwaukee iTeirs, ultra Copper head, In commenting on the change of base of the reconstructed concern ia this city, says: j “ In truth, counting the conservative, fraction of the Itcpnnlican party. the Radicals, are In a mb noriiy to-day In nearly every Stale ol the Union, and completely powerless to perfect their de sign?/* The “ conservative fraction of the Repub lican party ” voted the Copperhead ticket at the late election. If the Radicals are so weak, how came they to elect General Paine, an ultra radical, by 4,200 majority, in a dis trict claimed lo bo “Democratic?” How happened It that this nltra radical was beaten in the city of Milwaukee by only 250 votes—a city which heretofore has given at every contested election 3,0 M lo 4,000 .Copperhead majority? Gen eral Paine ran as a manhood suffrage candi date. and openly aud boldly proclaimed his opposition to the admission of the ten inaur gent States until they were reorganized on the basis of manhood suffrage. Two years ago he was elected by 500 majority on a “moderate” platform. Now he Is elected on a “picket ilnc”platformby nine times greater majority. The “designs” of theP»adlcal party ore, to carry into effect the principles of equal political rights, equal laws, free speech, free press, free labor, free schools in (he South as well as the North; to ameli orate the condition of the poor and elevate the lowly. In short, to put into practice the donocr'atic principles. And the Bour bons of the Arte* will live to testify to the power of the Radicals to “perfect those designs.” I'here are a great many people who ml»tako obstinacy for firmness; etnplaiiy fur the gravi'T ot wisdom; and mental petrifaction for a firm ad herence to principle; Such people are found everywhere, and some such, we arc sorry to say, arc not absent from oar Democratic party.— Ttfu<s. The Tima must use 'Wendell Phillips* “watering pot” on those perverse “Demo crats.” It must dig around them, 'oosen up their roots, manure them, water aud weed them. In course of time their “mental petrifaction” will soften and fructify, and they will be brought to the knowledge of the truth that a “ nigger” has rights which a “ Democrat” is bound to respect. But it will require considerable fallow plowing, guano and cultivation, before the Times can reclaim Its Copperhead chaparral and make It productive of that pure democracy which recognizes In the negro a “man and a brother,” and defends the principle of *‘ equal rights to all men.” pgr*Mr. Seward, who was famous for sixty day prophesies during the war, said at Ni agara Falls, while “swinging round the circle” with the President, “I want the Re publicans to nominate the man (Fenton) they intend to nominate for Governor of the Slate of New York, to test their principles, and in the election now some weeks off, if he is not defeated by a majority of forl'j tf.vtmr.il, do not call me a prophet.’* The Repnhlicans “tested their principles'* and elected the “man Fenton” by 15,000 ma jority ; and they did it, too, in the face of the dilemma mentioned by the sage of Au burn “What can the Republicans do with out a leader 5” Seward, Weed and Ray mond, and a “wagon load of rich men” had left them. Even Parson Beecher baulked in the traces. Nevertheless they pulled through, nils shows the power of truth and sound principles. J37”Men change their opinions slowly. Convictions arc bard* to remove. Error has buic and tenacious roots. The Times will have to contend wilhprif/c of opinion, dense Ignorance: moral depravity ; stolid stupidi ty and “mental petrifaction.”, A majority of the liberal progressive, civilized members of tbe “Democratic” party have abandoned it, and from time to time joined the Repub lican organization. ' This process has gone on until tbe preponderating clement re maining is nothing but scum and dregs. It Is a bard missionary Held for a reformer to labor in. Most of the seed the Times is sow ing falls on barren ground or among thorns, and to change tbe figure, it is like casting pearls before swine, but the herd is not all cquall}' swinish and stupid, and there Is no telling bow much reformation it may event ually accomplish. . 0,820,030 .3,100,0011 2,500,003 £> ' namical drag ia anything which retard* the prn-rejs o: vettscl. A political drat; is any •l.hif ivnich retards the progress of a party. The rf the IJtmi’cracy Is the Uourhonlzed ele ment vi:lcn never learns and never forgets any- Guv young Radical convert on Dearborn street must not become dl-couragcd if It fails to eradicate in a fortnight the thorns, thistles ami noxious weeds it has been plant ing for the past fire years. It will require .2,3r-0,000 . 323,00) . lUiMM) .i,fijy.ooa * ;n-0,00-i . 8)0,000 373,000 Kbiv biuar. time and patience, Industry and persever ance, to rid its party of the “ Bouriumlzed element,” and to cut loose the “ drags.” 257"Thc»7h«r;-..i. J makes no attempt to ar swer our qucttioii iuic&ml to amending’ f.o Slate Constitution. The reason is obvhu»; it can give none. A new Constitution made in the t-xpof.iii -us manner übleh we propose, would be just sis valid and binding as one made by the red-tape, circumlocutory mode prescribed in the j-resent defective Instru ment. If from three to five years’ time can be gained in getting a new Constitution suited to the present wants and ncccssillcsof the State, by the method proposed, is it not the part of practical wisdom to go aheadaud secure this advantage ? Some of the Copperhead papers are roaring mad andhoirifiedat the Boston Rad icals for electing a couple of smart mid respectable negroes to scats in the Legisla ture of Massachusetts; but it Is all right and proper in their estimation for the Cop perheads of New York to elect a prize fighter, bully, bruiser, burglar and blackleg to Cougress. Scat! Ottawa Academy of Sciences, At the lastmeellmr of this Society, held No vrmWrG, JSfC, the following donations were re* ported by the Secretary as received since the rec ular meeting ol September C: From George Disc, of Ottawa, forty-five speci mens of turds' eggs and one nest, all neatly mounted in a glass ease. This is a very valuable donation. All the specimens were collcct-.d in the vicinity of Ottawa, and the skill with which they ore prepared reded great credit upon Mr. Hlse. From Dr. L. N. Dlmmlck and P. J. Dirataick, fifty specimens of mineral.-* from Lake Superior, consisting of specular, needle, and titanic iron ore and silver-lead ores; also, a heaver skull and beaver cuttings and talcose slates. From Hon. John Miller, the first volume of the Illinois Geological Report, Frt-m Colonel D. F. UUt, a fine specimen of pyrlnaapom, fr0I « 1 dilft formation, Illinois River. 1 he Academy now hn« a larcc and very fine col lection. New additions arc being made almost every day. - i ho-e who have examiued the cabinets of other societies say that !n fossils and petrifactions ihe Ottawa Academy can beat them all. It now hastucio specimens than it can put np, for want of room. It Is hoped that before long It will have a ball of its own. Tacreis In its Cabinet of Relies n broken cannon, supposed to bare been lost by the early French settlers about the year ICSO. Hon. B. C. Cook is to deliver a lecture on this Interesting relic, for the Academy, which will be published in pamphlet form and distributed to other societies. The Cnlrmltr or Ifllchljrnn—Hcply to I'mldcnt Blanchard* De Kalb, 111., November 17. Editor* Chicago Tribune: • President Blanchard, in Ills late article In your paper on “Sectarianism in Colleges,’’ fpenking with reference to the University of Michigan, says: “And yet that University Is to-day pre sided over by a Methodist preacher, who Is a ] regular member of Conleroncc, and who j would not consider himself complimented by being represented os indifferent to his sect. Now, 1 submit that. In the person of Dr. Ilavcn, the ‘State’ of Michigan is ‘uni- I ted’with the Methodist Church! * * * 1 Every time President Haven, of Michigan University, prays in the College Chapel, the State oj Michigan pays him for it!” At the University of Michigan they hold that there is a broad ground of Christianity common to ail true Christians. This com* mon. ground consists of the essential doc trines of Christianity. On this all stand a* y.io/afurt, ignoring the shibboleths of sect or party. They hold that while the Govern ment docs not directly sustain rcUsVn, It always recognizes and rests npl as its main support in its several dcs^lipjeuts— legislative, executive', judicial add* educa , tiunu). Dr. 'Papuan was a Presbyterian cler gyman, but a Christian president ; Dr. Haven Is a Methodist clergyman, hat a Christian president. In the person of the President, the Stale of Michigan is connected with a Christian, but not with a sectarian, just as Congress Is connected with a Christian in Us Chaplain, but not with a sectarian. During six years of dally attendance at college pray ers the writer never heard the President or a Professor eve? allude to anything sectarian. Ho even passed through a general revival In the University of Michigan when various pro fessors and ministers were Invited by the stu dents to preach to them iirthc College Chap el, without hearing a word of sectarianism. Among fifteen hundred students, represent ing every denomination under heaven, a word oi sectarianism would scarcely escape de tection. This Is a Christian Government, Andrew Johnson to the contrary notwithstanding. The Bible Is a common standard of faith. It has sunk deeply Into our laws, customs and institutions. Dr, Barnes truly says ; “Wo hare no institutions, no laws, no social hab its, thal arc worth anything, and no learn ing, no litciature of any Kind, no liberty which have not been moulded and modified by.lhc Bible. They cannot be separated.” Cnristiany need not necessarily be sectarian- Ism. "Would Dr. Blanchard have all the offices of this Government filled by non-professors of religion, because the Government would otherwise be “united” with the different seels ? or should professors of religion cease to serve God, bv word or deed, when they become officers? Alumnus. CASE OP Bit. PBESTLEY. His Formal Excommunication. Qo Addresses .the Congregation—The Scene at the Second United Presby terian Church—The Application for Divorce—Sirs* Preetley*# Petition. (From the Pittsburgh Commercial, 19lb instant/ The case of Rev. Dr. Prealley continues to excite much interest in the community. The details of the unfortunate affair, pub. lisbed In the Commercial of Saturday, arc generally accepted us a fair aud impartial statement. The proceedings of the Presby tery in the case were consummated yesterday at the church of the deposed minister, when he wa? formally read out of the ministry, and his connection with the church and his congregation severed. DU. EREaTLBT . ADDRESSES HI9 CONGREGA- TION. • Religious services were conducted in the Second United Presbyterian Church yester day morning by Rev, S. B. Reed, pastor of the tilth Church, and Moderator of the Presbytery. Dr. Prcstley was present, and occupied a scat to the left of the pulpit. Upon the conclusion of the services he arose and addicssed the congregation. lie stated t,bnt the Presbytery baa accorded him a fair -and Impartial tnuf, and had sympathized with him and wept with him over his misfor tune. He bad not been charged with adul tery, and only two or three witnesses had testified to hearing him use profane language. It was bis desire to outlive his misfortunes in the community where they had originated, and he th.ew his case upon the Presbytery and the congregation. The Doctor spoke lor only a few minutes, and exhibited con- sldcrablc emotion. THE UOCTOK HEAD OFT OF THE CHfRCH. It being generally understood that the ac tion of the Presbytery would be read to the congregation upon the conclusion of the afternoon exercises, the spacious edifice was filled with people long before the commence ment ol the sendees. Rev. Mr. Reed again officiated, and preached an eloquent sermon from the text; “ But by the grace of God I am what I am.” [First Corinthians, fifteenth chapter, tenth verse.] Shortly alter the congregation had assembled, Dr. Preatley made his appearance to front of the pulpit, and, taking a chair, placed it before the front scat in the middle aisle, which was occupied by bis lather and daughter. When the sermon had been concluded! and before the congregation bad been dismissed, Mr. Reed produced a paper and read the action of the Presbytery, which he prefaced by a few remarks, regretting the causes which gave rise to the investigation, and ex pressing a wish that the congregation would not lake any hasly action in the premises. Ue also announced that any member of the church who desired to read the proceeding* could do so by calling upon Rev. W. 11. Andrew, Secretary of the Presbytery, at his residence in Lawrencevillc. Dm ing the remarks of Mr. Reed, Dr. Frcst- Icy held Lis handkerchief to his eyes, and when the sentence was read excommunicat ing him from the church until alter action oTthe Presbytery was taken, the unfortunate man sobbed audibly. The benediction was then pronounced, and Mr. Reed, descending from the pulpit, placed the paper which he had just read Into the Doctor's hands. The . congregation slowly and sorrowfully left the church, only one or two persons stepping forward to bid adieu to their late pastor. iius. rntsxu:v’» application fou divorce. As was stated In Saturday’s Issue, Mrs. Prcstlcy has applied to the civil courts for a divoict, which application will come up for a bearing in a few weeks. The following is a copy of the declaration sworn to by’Mrs. PrcfalU y : t To the Honorable, ibo Judaea ol the Court oi Common Pitas of ll.e County of Alleghany: Lc petition of alary W. Prcstlcy, by her ocxl friend, Wm. G. Warden, respectfully ehoweth 'Jbat ontteSlkh day or March, A. T), 1630, she was lawfully Joined In marriage with the JlB7- trend James Prealley, Doctor of Divinity. her present husband, and from that time until the 4tb day of September, J6CG, lived aud culmhiied with Lira and bath In all respects demeaned herself os a bind and affectionate wife; and although by tbe laws of God, as well as by tbe mutual vows p’ighl cd to eacb other, they were bound to Uiat uniform constancv and regard wbicli ought to be inseparn ble from’tbe marriage 9taie,yeieo is la that tbe parties being at the time domiciled within tbe Commonwealth of Pent oylvania, tbe said James Prcstlcy, hath offered such Indignities to the per son of yonr petitioner, as to render ber condition intolerable, and her life burdensome and thereby foicedhtrio withdraw from bis house; each In cieuitics constating among others iu the follow ing r The said Reverend James Prcstlcy. Doctor of Divinity, did, Irom Heir marriage until she with drew from bis bouse, require your petitioner to petlorm for him tbe services of a menial in an swering bis bell when he rang, although there : were servants and children in the tamily who could attend thereto; and be dla this, no matter in what household or other duties she may at tho time have been engaged, nor bow Inconvenient It may have been to her; he did require her, and would nut permit the servants in his family to cook and take to him each morning in bib room his breakfast, aud to prepare for him and have ready at a late hoar at night a costard and other refreshments before ho could go to bed. Be did, frequently, between * the above dates, because wbut she had cooked and thus prepared for him, at his command, was not pleasing to him, use violent and abusive language to her; ho did on one occasion tbrow at her a beefsteak which tbe had cooked for him. lie did, at another time. In the violence of his pas sions, which In the family he never made any ef fort to restrain, throw in her face a cup of tea which she had prepared for him; be did at an other throw utcr and upon her person a pitcher of I milk: he did on more than one occasion, between | the above mentioned dates, express to her the | with that her ami her family were *• In hell itirtuer thnnn pigeon coaid i!y in five thousand years” urd In language ol similar import he did at differ ent times, between said first mentioned dates, applv to her foul and opprobrious epithets. At one time be called hern “slut; 11 at another time t.- ■ k infernal bitch,” aud sill another time an “In ' iual w—c.” and boch like, lie did on several occasions, between said first •ncwUcnca dales, spit upon hcc audlu her tacc; hr did at diferent times, between said first men tioned dates, kick her with hla foot upon differ ent parts of her persoo ; he did on one occasion, striae her so violently on her side with his fist, that in corscqueixe thereof she was confined to bed, and bad a serious attack of illness. _ Ucdid during tho month of Angus’, A. D., ISofi, seize her with hlfi hums by the throat and choko her. and scratch her face, ond cause her neck to be come \ciy much Untamed, and did then require hertopniuu one of bis thirl collars to conceal tbouuuksof bis violence upon her throat, and to go in 10 the presence of the parties at whose house they were temporarily tiayiug. Be did during the same month of August, on a morning when she was nuwcll and had been weeping, also seize her with hit hands by the throat. and choke her severely, giving as a reason for so doing that her tears might attract the attention of the family and others with whom they were* then slaying. Be did upon s Sunday morning daring (be month of July, A. D , ISCfi, scire her by the arm and InlUct such violence upon it (bat It became severely htuised and Intlamed, that she could not wear upon it her ordinary* dresses, and bore (he marks of the wounds (or fifteen weeks aflor. Immedi ately after ihcv bad returned fiom prayer meeting at the church of which he was pastor, and w here he had officiated, bo again seized her vio len’lybyibc throat with lus oands and pushed and throat her violently forward; he did at vari ous other times, between said first mentioned dates misuse and aba-e her cruelly and did in dict personal wrong and injuries and IndigmUcs upon her. He did. In disregard to his obligations as a hus band, between the mouth of December, |3C.'», and the dale when she withdrew from bis house, carry* on a clandestine correspondence with a certain widow named Kate Zabrukic, then residing In tbe city and State of A’cvvVork, or some other woman to your petitioner unknown, and did, in order to receive letters f.om women, without his secret correspondence becoming known, famish her with envelopes, addressed by himself in a dis guised hand to blmsclu and Rev. James Peterson, D, D., to his care; and In reply to letters written to her by him, (be said woman Old. between tho last mentioned dates, write and mall to blm certain letters, and he did at various limes, between the first day of Janu ary, tgt’G, nod* the date when your petitioner with drew from hla house, conduct himself unfaith fully, and did indulge in acts and practices incon sistent with bis dmieg as a husband, and with in fidelity to bU marriage vowa. Wherefore your petitioner prays that a divorce be granted, cfc- Thls declaration Is signed and sworn to by Mtvry W. Prcstlcy. Hon. Thomas M. Marshall has charge of he interests of Mrs. Prcstlcy in the applica ion for divorce, and David Reed, Esq., ap pears for the defendant. 31UBDER0US RENCOUNTER. Two Kentuckian* Kill Each Ollier—A Kuliiile** Wife cause* tbc Bloody Transaction. Il'rom the Louisville Journal, November 19,]^ A correspondent at Tort Craig, New Mexi co, whose letter was written on the Ist in stant, semis us the particulars of a most shocking affair that took place between two oflicers bl the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Vidled Slates Colored Troops, a regiment "hlch was recruited in Kentucky in the spring of JSC*3, ami which was scut out to the Territory of New Mexico last summer, "here it Is now doing duty. One of the parlies. First Lieutenant John F. Warner, had been for some time suspicious that im proper intimacy existed belwecu hla wife— who has been with him nearly ever elncc he joined the regiment—and another First Lieutenant (Ired. llascl hurst). H« finally became so confirmed in Uls suspicions and dissatisfied, that be per emptorily turned bis wife away and institut ed proceedings fur a divorce. This was a little over two weeks ago, at Fort Scldcu, New Mexico. His wife thus loti to bcrself, appealed to the generosity of the officers ai the post for a sum of money sufficient to cover the expenses of a journey back tu Kentucky. She vua native of Lexington, Kentucky, where, If we arc not mistaken, she has a parent orparents. She has friend also In Loulsvllle,-and Intended to make that her place of abodo. She succeeded in rais ing the necessary'amount of funds and left Fort Seldcn about two weeks age, cn route, by coach, for t he States, shaking off the dust of her feel against “Johnny,” and breath, ing parting 'regrets for the more favored “Fred.” No sooner had she left, however, than fre quent letters began to pass between herself and Ilaselhurst. "Warner, stung with jeal ousy. was on the ?ni cor, and Tuesday, Octo berSJd, just betorc the departure’ of the Northern mall, succeeded In gelling access to the mail-bag, in which he found three loi ters directed to “Sirs. Julia Warner.” These lie opened, and found to be very glowing, lovc-breaihing missives, written by Lieuten ant Fred. Ilasclburst. Shortly alter, It ho me nearly dinner time, he (Warner) stationed himself at a point near which the officers usually passed on their way to the mess room, armed with three or four well-loaded pistols and a bowie-knife. It was not long before Ilaselburst came along, when Warner confronted him with a drawn revolver and demanded—“Wbat do you write letters to mywUefor?” and (bercuoon immediately discharged his revolver, the charge taking effect in Hasclbursl's body just below the lower ribs. The wound was helplessly fatal, but Hasclburst, not at once disabled, re treated Into the quarters of the commanding officer of the post, which were near at band, pursued by \\ arner, who continncd to fire at him, though it seems without effect. Two or three shots were thus fired inside the room, when Uaselhurst sprang upon War ner and succeeded in wresting away one of his revolvers. Thus armed Ilasclburst took deliberate aim and shot Warner directly through the heart aa the latter was standing outside the door preparing another pistol for firing. Warner succored forward, drew his howc-knlfo, stuck U two or three times in the side of the adobe building, and fell dead upon the spot, Ilasclburst only survived a few hours, and now they sleep side by side, far away from their homes each, through the influence of base passion, the -other’s destroyer. Warner was about twenty-eight years old. At the time of his death he was Acting As sistant Quartermaster of Fort Scldeu. lie was a native of Kentucky. His father was Colonel of one of the Union (Kentucky) reg- Imci'ls for a period during the war. Mrs. Warner has a child abont a year and a half old, which she took with her on her journey. Whether feelings must be when the learns the horrid result of her miscon duct may be Imagined. TROTTING. The Attempt to Trot the Horse Captain McGowan Twenty one Miles "Within the Hour. The Hone Exhausted and Withdrawn at the End of the Thirteenth Mile. [From the New York World.} Bostos. November 16,35 M. The great trot against time to-day by Cap tain McGowan stamps that horse as certainly a“goodun’to go.** The morning opened rainy, and the leaden skies betokened nothing but a compound of water and mud under toot. But the Idiosyncratic clerk of the weather, who is supposed to read the papers, bad not forgotten that the trot of Captain McGowan against time had been ad vertised to take place In tbe afternoon, and so he was accommodating enough to suspend bis corallary to the Aerolite vapors and give us pleasant weather. As the hour drew nigh for the trot to commence, the capacious park began to teem with people, some coming on foot and others in gay equip ages, while thcslcek-coated CaptainilcGow en, with his game head and Intelligent eye, locktd upon the busy scene from his stable window as if conscious of his aristocratic ; lineage and blood unmlnglcd with vulgar drop?, and of his ability to accomplish the I work before him. Bui os the result shows, the managers of the track were deceived in its condition. To all appearances it was in a suitable state, but after the tenth mUc had been trotted it was evident that the horse could uot accomplish the feat. The word “go" was given at fire minutes of tour o'clock, and the horse started off in splendid style, the thoughtful crowd watch ing with profound silence his uniform step and motion as be shot round the courtc. Hiram Woodruff, Jr., his driver, sat behind him motionless as a statue, looking neither to the right nor to the left, riveting his at tention on the gelding as he sped over the ground. The first mile was made in three and a half minutes in an cosy gait, and on tbe horse went, the party In interest near the judge’s staud giving tbe driver the time at each half mile, and how many miles, in order that he might send the horec along at a given rate as with a steam guage to guide him. The second mile was made in 2:43’£. Alter the tenth mile it was obvious that the heavy' and slippery condition of thetrack was proving a serious drawback to the horse, ; fur he showed signs of working bard. The reigns lay loose upon his back, and his driver was compelled to urge him along with the whip. Ine first ten miles were trotted imidc of time, with from ten to-twelve secoods to spare. On the thirteenth mile the Captain stopped deliberately of his own accord, and thus end ed the long talked of troi. To say that disappointment rested upon every face would couvey but a faint idea of the lecling that peivaded tbe immense con course of spectators. Alter the ninth mile was accomplished hope ran high, but there 1 could be read in the countenances of tbe backers of the Captain that failure was In f evitable on such a slippery track. During the eleventh mile these fears were realized. The gelding showed considerable distress, and had to be encouraged by talking to him, and persuading him with the whip. On the twelfth and thirteenth inllea everybody gave up the match as lost, but no one ventured to question the ability of the horse to perform all that had been promised, provided th track had been In a lair condition. The fol lowing Is the time-table Fire* half-mile... Second half mile First mile Third half-mile.. Fourth half-mile. -ccond mile. Filth half-mile, sixth half-mile. Third mile Seventh ball-mile. Eighth half-mile.. Fourth mile.... Ninth hfllr-roilo, Ti-nth Lalf-mitc Fifth mi1e....,..,. Eleventh half-m He. Twelfth half-mile, Sixth mile Thirteenth half mile. Fourteenth bait-mile. Seventh mi1e....,... Fifteenth half-mlh*. Sixteenth half-mile. Elchth mile. Seventeenth balf-mtic. Eighteenth half-mile. • Ninth mile..* Nineteenth half-mile. Tuenuoh batr-aiilc. Tenth mile Twenty-first hall-mile.,.. Twtniy--econd balf-mllo. Eleventh mile O'wenty-third half-mile.. Tweutj-romth balT-mile. Twelfth mile. Tweuty-flfih balPuiile... Tvveuty-fixth half-mile. Thirteenth mile. The hets of three to one that the horse would not trot the distance In the lime sped* tied ofrounsc went with the race. The veterinary surgeons on the ground Im mediately examined the Captain, and pro nounced him all right, lie discussed bis supper with usual relish, and during the evening exhibited no signs of prostration or ■illness, under the careful attention of his custodians. The eager curiosity of the great crowd of spectators having been partially satisfied, it was not lone before the grounds were de serted, and all wended their way homeward, satisfied with the pcrJormancc of Captain McGowan under such adverse circumstances, although at the same time there was great disappointment manifested. There is no doubt but the twenty-one miles could have been trolled inside the hour, had it nnt been lor the bad track. It is not probable that Captain McGowan will he matched against lime again this, season. LAST OF THE SASHTILLE 808 BEES. Capture of John Eriuu In a Cave Id Simpson County—Final Chapter in the Boraancc of the Road* [From the Louisville Journal, November I!*.] On Saturday night John Evans, the last of the railroad marauders, •was delivered to jailor Thomas by his captors, Mr, Holland and another gentleman of Franklin, who be longed to the same brave little baud who succeeded in ferreting out and bringing to justice all but the three robbers captured by detectives. Evans was caught In a cave near Franklin, Simpson Countv, on Friday even ing about eight o’clock. The incidents that led to the discovery of bis retreat, says the Nashville Banner, are as peculiar as interest ing, and afford not only a striking instance ot the impossibility ot concealing crime, but that Kentucky has a Demosthenes who will some day come forth Irom its mountains and lead a State, as did the great Athenian. A voting farmer of Simpson County, of an aspinug uis position, has been In the habit of frequenting a lonely cave on Drake’s Creek, for the purpose of perfecting himself in the science of elocution, and here his ringing voice has been heard many a time as he ex hausted temporary inspirations of eloquence upon the cold, unsympalhizing rocks bound ing its gloiiny sides and receiving about as much impression ns more animated auditors often do under more favorable clrcnmslancs. This modest young orator, ever on the watch for eavesdroppers, saw Evans and another man enter a cave near his secluded audito rium. and when Mr. Goodnight and two oth er citizens of Franklin came luto the neigh borhood in search of the criminal, he straight* way answered their Inquiries and.directed them to the place he had seen tb&fro men enter. There they were found, and one of them proved to be the identical individual the throe citizens were in pursuit of. . The two prisoners had originally intended to secrete themselves In the cave where the toting tanner did his talking, but were d« [erred upon hearing his voice, supposin that some debating "society had taken nos session of the place. They bad remained In aud about their underground retreat for sev eral deys. aud impressions were visible in the earth, near the entrance of the cave, where they had reclined and basked in the sun. The cave in which they had hidden was a small ouc, of circular form, with two entrances. The prisoner is a farmer and has been a resident of Simpson County for a number of 3 care, but was noi a soldier on either side during the war. He is represented to be an indolent, worthless fellow, who has never accomplished anything beyond a meagre sup port for his wife and several children. He is the owner of a pack of bounds, and has de voted much of his time to fox hunting. In appearance he is the most villainous of all the captured desperadoes, his ugly coun tenance seemingly reflecting the baser thoughts of a depraved mind, and classing him with those in whose vile company he has been wont to mingle. He la over six feet in height, with long bushy, dark-brown hair, aud clothed in a suit of seedy blue jeans, as diity and filthy as their uncouth wearer. Itlr. Swinburne’s Defence, [From the New York Evening Post.] Algernon Charles Swinburne, like Byron, has replied to his critics—not in a poem, but In a prose pamphlet, entitled “Notes on Poems and Reviews.” The temper of the re ply is acrid, and Mr. Swinburne is evidently hit. Be lakes up the. poems in “.Laos Vene ris” one by one, tells us why be wrote them and-wlmt he meant, defends himself from the charge of vulgarity, and cites cUs»lcal authority without stint. Of “Anactoria” he tavs: . *♦ In this poem 1 have simply expressed, or tried to express, that violence of an' l ebon between one and soother which hardens into rage and deepen? Into despair. The key note widen I have here touched was strut* long since by Sappho. We in England arc langbt, aiecompelletJ under penalties to rears, to construe, and to repeat, as schoolboys, the Ixnrcnsliable and incomparable veraee of ihat supreme poet; and lat least am grateful tor the training. 1 bate wished, and I have ever ventur ed to hope, that 1 might be in time competent to translate into a baser, and later language the di vine woids which, even when a boy, 1 coaid cot bat recognise ss divine. That hope, U, indeed, I dared over entertain such a hopc.l soon fourd ialUaooa. To translate the two odea and the re maining fragments of Sappho is the one impossi ble last.” “ Dolores,” like “ Fawstinc,” he says, Is so distinctly symbolical and fanciful 'that it canuol justly be amenable to judgment as a study in the school of realism; “Faustinc ” is “ the reverie of a man gazing on'thc- bit ter and vicious loveliness of a face as com mon ano as cheap as the morality of review ers, and dreaming of pait lives in which this fair face may have held a nobler or fitter sta- lion; the Imperial profile may bare been Faustina’s, the thirsty lips a Msenad’s, when first she learned to drink blood or wine, to taste the loves and ruin the lives of men ; through Greece and oealn through Rome she may have passed with the same lace which now conies before as dishonored and dis crowned.” 1 Al „..cr wbitcnlnff his productions in this manner, Hr. Swinburne eocs on to declare that he has never written for “ the pur blind and prurient,” and never will, and adds: “ jxjathsome sod übominablt',” and full of u nn- Breakable foulness ” must be that man's mind who could here discern orll; unclean and Inhu man the animal which could suck irotn this mvs tlcal rose of ancient loveliness (meaning " 'The ffenDaphrodiina”) the foul and rancid juices of an obscene fancy. It were a scavenger** office to descend with toich or spado into such depths of mental sewerage, to plunge or peer into cmiterra cean sjonche of mind Impossible alike to enlight en or to cleanse. • ~ , , , | This Is strong If not angry English, and, m : fact, the tone of the whole reply shows that Mr. Swinburne understood the art of scold ing. He closes with this sharp passage: "When England has again such a school of poetry, so headed and so followed, as she has had at least twice before, or as France baa now; when all higher forms 01 the vaiions an ate included within the larger limits ot a stronger race; then. If tneb a day should ever rise or return upon na, Itnill be once more remembered lhattneoffleo of adtuttutie neither puerile nor feminine, but virile: that its purity la not that of the cloister or the harem; that all things are good in tta sight, out of which good work may be produced Teen the press will be as impotent as the pulpit to dictate the lavra and remove the landmarks of art; and those will he lauchcd at who demand from one thing the qualities of another—who t cck for sermons in sonnets and morality in music. Iben all accepted work will be noble and cluute Is the wldtt masculine sense, not trnnca'cd and curtailed, hnt outspoken and tnll grown ; art will be pure by instinct and fruitful by nature, no clipped and forced erouth of unhealthy heat and unnatural ate; all orecness and all trmlity will fall off from it, and be forgotten: and no one will then need to assert. In defence of work .done for the work’s cake, the simple law? of bla art which no one will then be pcimiUcd to impugn.* 1 The lies! comment upon this pamphlet which we have seen in the English journals Is the terse verdict of the PaUMaR Gazette : “ It is not an exculpation, but an epitaph: ‘Here lies the moral sense of Algernon Charles Swinburne —still-born.’ ” HENRY VINCENT. Hla Lecture la Providence on the Late Civil War. (From the Providence Journal. iClh.] Ti e third lecture of the course of mechan- ics’ lectures was Riven on Wednesday even ing, hy Henry Vincent, the English Re lormer, whose theme was, “Our late civil war and the friends and enemies of America In England.” He said: • Lames and Gentlemen : I assure yon that it is with great diffidence though with in tense pleasure that I tind myself in the pres ence of an American audience to-night, for from the dawn of ray boyhood I have loved the American people and have had a strong and abiding faith that by the help of Divine Providence they would ever justify them selves in the free of the nations as tlio earnest, conscientious, independent, valiant, magnanimous upholders ol social order and political liberty. , It is a matter of astonishment that during the whole of your late gigantic conlllct there should have been heard in England so many adverse voices, so much harsh criticism, so much unbind, unfriendly, I had almost said unnatural emnity to a' mighty people, en quired In the throes of a stupendous revolu tion. But you will understand how difficult It Is for those who arc unacquainted with the life of your country fairly to appreciate your great resources, the nature of your local and national institutions, the extent of your ter ritory, that wondrous combination of nat ural and scientific forces that builds you np as the migbtksl of all peoples, If you take Into consecration not only lire present but iDe future. And I must say Id the outset that in England at tbo outburst of your war. we were placed under circumstances essentially pecu* Jar in our own social aud national expt-ri eucc. The repeal ofthe com laws of twenty years ago had led to a wonderful expansion of our manufacturing and commercial pow ers. There had been spreading over the na tion for several years an intense materialistic feeling which led people to believe that ab stracf political questions would not speedily engage the attention, especially of the work ing classes of our country again. We had moreover passed through the Russian war— a war that had created a great division of opinion. The uation, partly inllamed by a military notion and partly absorbed by great ' militarV questions, found itself always lu the firesencc of those three divisions in our po* ilical parties that have long prevailed and arc becoming in more than one respect more and mote marked among us.

In the first place there was the old Tory parly—vou know something of that in the blessed'days when George the Third was King—the party that believed in the divine right of Kings. This old parly, though mod ified by lime and the action of those enlight ened principles, which in modem life have been called everywhere into more or less ac tivity. the Tory party, though it bad changed its skin, was still the same, using subtle ar guments against progress, constantly ex citing the animosity of the upper classes against all measures of reform that would in cieasc the power of the working men. We need not wonder that this party which never did like America, was termed in reference to the American struggle, the prophetic party. Rut its prophecies were rarely realizable in the actual experience of men. It had always said ” yes, yes, live Americans have founded a Republic. Rut never mind, there is a rock ahead, and the day will come when that Re public will drift upon that rock and will go to pieces amid the factions and‘revolution ary caprices of its own people.” Aud no sooner did the news reach our shores of the gigantic rebellion in America, than certain iHTcutouii politicians and weak-minded mem ber of the Tory party, those elegant, refined, supercilious nobles who have a perfect con tempt fortrade, commerce and work, used to go down to small literary Institutions aud deliver nhyt they called lectures suitable to Hie working classes lectures on the anatomy of the flea or the spots on the wings of butterflies, aud at the close of their ' lucubrations would say, .I:SOS£ .lr2i ..Ultaj .&■«»£ .1:51*4 .IrS^ .AriCJC ..9JM54 ..1:23 l:3tH ,U3I»S “Laoics and gentlemen: there is a question to which 1 must refer before I sit down, and that isllhc fratricidal war that rages on the other side of the Atlantic ; a war that shows the instability of democratic institutions ; a war which ought to be a warning to the working classes.’* It was this old venom that seems in all nations to animate the enemies ofliberty, that led these men in indecent Paste to prophesy the speedy downfall of vour great Republic. Every conceivable ar gument was used against you. When we turn iu the direction of the IVhig partv, they have a splendid record. They arc associated with many sublime passages in the past history of England. This Whig party, stromr In its hold upon the commer cial mid middle orders, seemed as a patty compounded by the coulliet before it. The weak and thoughtless members began to speak doubtingly of the success of the Fed eral Government. They rather inclined to what thev called neutrality. I don’t know whether you know what neutrality means, hut a man who is neutral is always against you. There were many of the higs who did not scruple to express themselves In favor of the North. But they generally were characterized by unfriendly silence, or in some instances manifested a direct depar ture from the traditions of the past. A spirit of opposition lo the American cause began to spread over the country like a film of darkness. Of the radical party I must not sneak much. It Is headed bv my noble friend John Bright. At first they'looKCd on with some thing like astonishment. It did surprise the leading men of the radical parly, that there shoul be such hostility to the Northern and Federal Government, and such & subtle spirit working in tavor of slavery, slaveholders and disunion. But it must be observed that this influence did not at least sufficiently arouse itself to appeal to public opinion on the great questions at issue. And what were these questions, gentle men? Ido not deal with them to-night from the American point of view. To you, it seems, they wore supreme and vital. To me, it seems that* they presented to the mind something more than the suc cess of the pirty or tho triumph of that. Tours was a Republic resting upon the widest suffrage. Is it true, then, as the monarchical party has constantly alleged, that for a cation to be strong there must be a powerful monarch and a strong aristocra cy? Is it true that a Republic must of ne cessity fall a prey lo anarchy when war be comes Inevitable, and when she is tom by Internal dissensions and stirred by the blast of civil war? But I ventured In the outset, gentlemen, to say what I repeat to you, and which became m all our mouths \hc rallying cry of that section of the politicians of England who bc llvcd in America, that if a Govern ment resting on universal suffrage, standing upon free churches and free schools, sus tained by a f.*ee Parliament, without a he reditary'monarch or hereditary aristocracy, without laws of primogeniture—if # such a Government has no right to sustain itself against armed traitors, show me a Govern ment that had- Here. then, came the ques tion—ls there a legitimate force In the Re public to defend itself against treason ? I saw, and I think most of my friends saw, that slavery would die. The moment that I heard that the glorious flag had been fired upon at Fort Sumpter, I said ••Slaverv Is dead and will never rise again.” This question was one of great gravity, for there were the people in England who used to believe in slavery and took care to pocket their proportion o*f the money that was vo ted to compensate them when slavery was abolished, and who never were converted when they pocketed the money. They did ■not kneel flown and say, “Lotus prav;” but they knelt down ard said, “Let us re-in ves-t.” I firmly believe that lu Liverpool cud elsewhere they had as mnch to do sub llelv and secretly with the slave trade as anybody of men in existence. These peo ple began to say, “ Look you, these Amer icans are not s nccre. They don’t mean to otolith slavery.” And I am sorry to soy that a very distinguished member of the Cabinet, of whom I would speak in terms of warm esteem—Earl Russell—who belongs to a familv that has long been identified with the cause of civil and religious liberty, was imprudent enough In a speech In the north of England to add fuel lo the flame, by declaring that the North was fighting for domination and the Sonth for independence. This kind of drivel went through the coun try, and I assure vou it was very popular. In England I do not think that the Crown was against vou. There Is every reason to believe that the late lamented Prince Albert had personal sympathies with you, ap far os he was able to express them. At any rate, he was desirous that England should keep peace with America. And there is a general conviction, based. I think, upon tolerable testimony, that the Queen was personally averse to anything that would irritate and embroil the two countries la the dangers of V \Ve found ourselves confronted by a cloud of argument, and by clouds and darkness.. It was a serious question, bow was this to be resisted, for there came to play upon us that powerful engine—the press. The Times newspaper, a Journal ol immense influence, io Its American correspondence, in its lead ing and monetary articles, with a subtlety almost 100 diabolical for belief, bent the cu tSiewcightoritsirgenuitTln the one direc tion of telling that the Americans were ar ro*rant, treacherous and hypocritical, and I know not what, covering .over the great qualities of your country, and throwing into tbo background the merits of your* cense. It was then that the noble men of the na- One of the first to move was a lon awoke. man whoso name shonld never be forgotten by the American people. 1 mean my late dear friend and noble fellow-countryman, Richard Cobden. From his seat In tbo House of Commons, with plain, persuasive, silvery style of speech, with that forcible logic that convinces the judgment while it captivates the taste, he patiently laid before the Eng* 11th people the plain troths concerning your 1 character. He never filled to remind the House ofCommons that you belonged to a stock that was not likely to look back when yon had once put your bands to the -plough. By the side of Golden there arose that other man, foremost among the tribunes of the people. John Bright was there to dc fend you. I need not sketch to you his speeches. You know them better than I do. And, gentlemen, It was a blessing at that lime that we had in the Cabinet Itself—in the councils of the Queen, at least—two men upon whom we could thoroughly rely. The first was the Bight Hon. illlnor Gibson, and the other, Hon. Charles Parham YilUers, who did not scrnplc to proclaim himself in favor of the North. Behind these friends there stood a noble group of men, foremost among whom was that ripe, high-minded scholar, who has ex pended the greater portion of bis life in the elucidation of social problems. and of great economical, moral and scientific truths. I mean John Stuart Mill. By him there stood that fine Oxford Professor, whose voice has been heard in America, Professor Goldwin Smith. With these and others, there stood a group of Divines, well known In the reli gious world. IVe found at last that what we wanted was united action, and there sprung np an organ ization in London and Manchester intended to confront the people. IVe had a paper of great influence and talent, the Daily A’etr*, strongly devoted to America. It did not flatter ; but told the truth even when It went against you. It faithfully defended the American cause, but had to do It ogainst a cloud of social prejudices. We not only had the Sctrs but a very large number of pa pers fighting your battles. Most of these you did not see or know about here. And then the religious journals were in the main Influenced by the right principles, with a few exceptions only. People soon found out that the men that were abusing the North were the friends of monopoly and the ene mies of religious freedom and of the exten sion of suffrage to rbe working classes. Towards the close of the conflict our argu ments began to prevail. You raised money, and the Tories would say It wasjonly paper, and good for nothing. But one thing was quite clear: Y u did not send the bat around to the different monarch* of Europe. True, the Tiints said yon could not have got any thing if yon bad, but you had a right to say ‘•stop until we ask you.” Men said, “it is extraordinary? it is really wonderful.” They could not believe that you were really victorious. You were always retreating, and yet somehow, although yon always retreated, you were ever successful. The unanimity of your people stunned the enemies of vonr country. At the moment when all things culminated towards glorious success, I happened to bo In the borough of Sunderland. I was an nounced to speak in the Athenxnm. Walk ing up into the town, I was startled with the telegram, “Fall of Richmond—Flight of Jeff. Davis.” 1 wish you could have seen the meeting that night, and heard the cheers of the people in that building. 1 wish you could have seen in in the luces that beamed around me what joy there was, and what a thrill went through the town. You fail, who have covered your free States with free schools till education is made as plenty as water and air J You fail I Kay, by God's great mercy, you Lave succeeded. You have wakened the universe. The prin ciples discussed in your war are vitalizing all nations. England is alive again, and never since the days of the Reform Bill did the working classes rally with so much unanimi ty as tliey rally to-day around Mr. Bright. The Irieuds ofliberty are reaping the harvest that you haved helped to sow, not in Eng land only, but in Italy and Prussia, and throughout the continent. Jiail to the American Republic! I salute you with nil the fervor of my soul. Con querors in battle, I salute you! Let us march undaunted. Let us have faith in God.. Let us see the future not as devoted to despotism, but as sacred to liberty, and pray that God roar so shower down His graces and mercies Into the souls of Ameri cans and of Englishmen, that the day may ccmc when every source of discord between the two countries moy be destroyed forever, when the Union Jack and the Star Spangled Banner shall fly in amity one by the side of the other, each country emulous of doing the most it can do to break the power of priest dom, oppression and superstition, cover tire earth with life, joy and beauty, and send the igbt of liberty into living souls throughout :itc universe. JOHXSOX’S PERFIDIOUS ESEDT. Letter from General S, P. Cary to An drew Johnson after Uls Inauguration Dchaach. [From the Cincinnati Commercial, 19lh mst.J Wc hare obtained from a friend who hap* pened to hare in bis possession a cop; of it, a remarkable letter written by General 3- F. Gary to Vice President Johnson a few days niter his inauguration, and while the coun try was Indulging a general disgust and mor tification at the humiliating scones of that day. The fact that 31r. Johnson afterward appointed General Cary to a lucrative office, indicates that he did not take his appeal in an unkindly or resentful spirit: “Ciscinkati, March 11, ISj3. ‘•Hon. Andrew Johnson, Vice .President ot the railed States: • “Dfaii Sut—Excuse the liberty I take In ad dressing you a letter of this import. My long personal acquaintance; my admiration of yonr political career since the Inauguration of the re bellion, my earnest support of your nomination at the Baltimore Convention; my laborious eQorts In five olfferent States to secure the election of | Lincoln and Johnson, and more than all, my de sire that this Administration should excel all others in stthstauial benefits to the American people, constitutcmy apology. “ion ore aware, sir, that the best energies of my life b>*Tc been given to a great moral and so cial reform, and when it was announced in the public press ’bat oor honored Vice President was Intoxicated on the day of his inauguration, my pity and sympathy were aroused in their fullest measure. The proudest in Intellect, the noblest son. the highest in position, are not beyond the reach of this destroying angel. Statesmen, Ju rists, philosophers, poets—the exalted in all de partments of human society—have bowed in -Lame before the cruel tyrant, intemperance. “ I have long believed and long sought to in culcate the doctrine that there Is no safety for anvman Latin total abstinence from all Intoxi cating drinks. Occupying the proud position yon row do, the recent most unhappy occurrence may he made the occasion of great aud lasting good to your country and the world. Yon can more than reinstate yourself in the esteem and confidence nf the good and virtuous. You may cflect a refor mation in the land which a whole life of sobriety would notiftvc produced. Ike greatest hero and proudest conqueror of earth Is ho who gains a victory over himself. “Ify..iu sir, will publicly acknowledge your be trayal by this perfidious enemy, record your de lermlnaricu henceforth, by precept and example, to testify against the practice of drinking intoxi cating liquors, yon will enlist ihe empathies and rally to your support and defence the wise, good and virtuous throughout our laud, and pul to si lence and shame those who tamper with accursed drink, ti lth such an example of humiliation; with such a spectacle of mural heroism, a blow maybe given which will give courage aud hope to «\ery philanthropic heart. “io a man of your sagacity 1 need not say that when this civil war is ended ami slavery is dej timu <uu win, not vuxk. —- etroyed, ttc nest great struggle la this country v ill be against this terrible evil. It will be a blood less conflict, and God and virtue will triumph, place voarsclf now at the head of the army of free dom. ‘liaise the war-cry. and a million will fall luto the ranks, >\ho, under jour leadership will poreuc the enemy to the very gales of hell lin the name of a nation, now sad and sorrowing over your fall, I beg von lo rise up and vindicate yanr s*df. Yonr countrymen who hare honored yon with thejr suffrage, and redeemed posterity, will bless yon ferever. „ „ **rruly your friend, S. F. Cany.” The West Politically. [From the Boston Journal, Nov. iC.j The political exhibit of the West in the recent elections is verv gratifying. Leaving out Missouri, whose semi-rebel condition during the war, and the measures taken in relation thereto, make her ease exceptional, we have the following table of Republican majorities at the last two important elec tions : Illinois lowa .. Michigan . Wisconsin Minnesota Kansas.... Totals. Here Is a gain of about 00,000 votes In two years. It Is true that if we take Illinois,' where half of the entire gain has been made, we shall still find & proportional majority considerably smaller than we have here in Massachusetts, or in Maine and Vermont. The same ratio, lor Instance, which prevails between the Republican majority and the entire vote of the latter State, would swell the majority of Illinois to the neighborhood ol 150,000. But seeing how much better not only Illinois, but every Western State, does in this respect than the old and highly fa vored States of New York and Pennsylvania, alt invidious comparisons ought to give way to profound satisfaction and gratitude. The West is mighty for the right, and she .is crowing mightier every day. “ And why should not this be the case ? Sho is in blood, and in her leading characteris tics, New England transplanted under the most favorable auspices. For our rocks and ice, for onr (as John Randolph said) “six mouths winter and nine months cold wea ther,’" she has the rich and boundless prairies, long harvest seasonsaudageoial sky. She has the capital of New England, her literature and her morals, and a stalwart army of re cruits from us every year. Thus the West is under a solemn obligation to do well—as»?- she docs "do, particu larly In politics. We rejoice In it the more because she Is bound, in no distant fu ture, to rule her venerable parent and the rert of the country. The votes will be here, aud where the votes are, there will be the hearts of the politicians and the political stray of the hour—leaving, perhaps, the for mation of issues and the forecasting of results elsewhere. But it is getting to be said quite frequently of late that the people of the West are al ready more radical than those ol New Eng land. We take leave to doubt that pro position. It is admitted that they are much more demonstrative. Where a Western roan, in answer to an unjust demand, would declare that he “ would be cut into ten thousand pieces” before bo would submit to it, a Yankee would simply “jalher guess not.” But In the supreme pinch of trial, who would say that the one would Yield before the other ? So in the pre sent national exigency, there is possibly mere outspoken, defiant language at the Wc-t than there Is here, but neither the voles nor the record of the past gives ns reason to expect greater steadfastness m the piactlcaf support of loyal and progressive measures from Western Rep resentatives than from our own. There is a notable difference in tho composition of the loval partv in the two sections. In the West it Is one mass on a level—here it is all the Cvin"- artillery oflhc advanced Radicals, the rack'and file of the Republicans, and a re sticctable reserve of Conservatives, all right lu sentiment, but a little slow in action. When one of our Radicals—a Phillips . or a Butler—goes out West, he seems to set the prairies on fire; bat his words arc heard juat as attentive here, ■ though, to aa outside obscryer, they appear to make no particular impres sion. The inference Is, that the "West is more Impulsive and demonstrative than the East, but not more thoughtful, resolved and resolute. But here, again, we would avoid - odious comparisons, our object being merely to correct a mistake. The West has virtues enough of her own already, and her future is so unspeakably crand and Inspiring that she need not covet the distinction ot others. She Is the complement ot the Bast, Indispen sable in her contrast as In her conjunction, the twin pQlar on which reposes the immov able arch of the Union, and let her bo hon ored accordingly. DESPERADOES OM THE MEMPHIS RAILROAD. Bobbery ol a Store at Station —l'lie marauders PI re Upon Women aud children—Citizens m Arms for Protection* [From tbe LonlsriDc Journal, November 19th.J From passengers by the Memphis train lost I evening, we learn that on Friday night a band cf seven or eight men raided npon McLeod’s Station, about twenty miles beyond Bowling Green, on the Memphis Branch Road, and broke into aud plundered the store of Mr. Watson. The robbers forced their way Into the back door of tbe boose, which opened Into a sleeping apartment. On entering the room, with pistol in baud, the villains discov ered two men lying upon a bed and fired tw6 allots at them, bat providentially without cf **f n. Two line double-barrelled shot-guns that ,tood in the room were seized by the raiders and broken to pieces. They then proceeded to the front store, tilled the money drawer of sixteen dollars (all it contained), and helped themselves to large quantities of groceries. In retracing their way from the store, a young lady of the house was grasped by one of tbe scoundrels aud threatened with assassination then and there If she did not tell them where to find the balance of Wat son’s money. The undaunted girl, fast in the grip of the ruffian and a pistol at her bead, steadily refused to disclose the secret. The brutish robber was so abashed by her 1 firm deportment that be relinquished his hold and passed on through the alarmed household. But had he known that his lair captive held In her dress-sleeve two or three hundred dollars of the coveted money, she would in all probability have been fearfully dealt with. Tbe dastardly rogues were white men dis guised as negroes, and in the house they called each other by the names, and attempted to imitate tbe peculiarities of cer tain well-known negroes living in that neigh borhood, a stratagem to deceive the inmates of the store, and bring trouble npon the in nocent negroes, but u failed in toto. A& soon as possible alter the marauders lelt the house an alarm was raised, and sev eral men of the neighborhood armed themselves and started in pursuit. The whole surrounding country was patrolcd, but without success. The next night (Saturday,) however, the robbers, weut back to try their bands again. On ap proaching the station they were met by a volley of a dozen or more shots, aud they retreated iuglorlously. The good peo ple are determined not to suffer another out rage at the hands of these lawless gangs, and have organized a strong force to patrol and protect their vicinity. it Is earnestly to be hoped that the prowling rascals will soon he brought to justice. Our Informant stated that the villainous party, while ransacking the store and resi dence of Mr. Watson, not only Insulted the lady members of his laiuily, but fired a num ber of thots among them. That the balls failed to produce wounds or death, was not uwing to the care ol the amiable assailants. Their expedition was murderous as well as iPfenrg. The penitentiary or the gallows •hould be the scene of their next exploit. C'OXSTAmXOPLH. Foollsb Expedition of a Party of Anm*> (Correspondence of the New York Tribune.! Cos ?tan xix or ix, October 17,1500. I mentioned in a letter, written several weeks ago, that a party of Americans (two young men and a boy) had started from Smyrna for China, overland. They took with them no interpreter, not even a servant, al though neither of them knew a word of the language. They simply supplied them selves with defective maps and a small conversation book. With two horses for three, and no money except American gold and (jrcenbacks, ilu v started on their Quix otic expedition. The boy ran away and came back to Smyrna the second day, but they returned for him and started again. The company ore now in Constanti nople, having met with just such an expe rience as I supposed they would. When about seven hours from Aflou-kara-hissar they were stopped by a party of Turks, who de manded to know who they were, &c. The Americans could give no answer, as their conversation hook had not anticipated anv such experience. The Americans were well armed, but made no resistance. They only stood in stupid amazement, waiting to see what was to turn np. The Turks were evi dently puzzled by" these strange fish, but dually concluded that they must'be brigands or runaway Cretans, or something of the sort, so they pitched upon them, took away their money and their arms, and brought them in triumph to the nearest vil lage. They exhibited them as robbers just caught, and the whole town turned out to see the show.' The women polled them with stones, the children spat on thou) and the men beat them unmercifully with clubs, &c. It was all In vain that the travellers threatened the Turks, in the best of English, with the vengeance of Andrew Johnson. When it came night they were bound with cords, mid in this wretched plight remained twelve hours. These poor fellows were really In a very critical posi tion here. Tbiir in.-aue expedition had ceased to be a joke. It is really a wonder that these hail-savage Turks did not make an end of them, for they piohahly had no idea that they were respectable people who would ever be (itujuued tor. Thcncxi day the Turks carried their pris oners to the nearest town. Here the author- ilies attempted to examine them, but, of course, could make nothing of them. So they took oil* their ropes ami put on chains instead. That night was spent in this miser able condition. Next day they were sent lu heavy manacles to.Aiiou-kara-hissar, where they were fortunate enough to dud a travel ling agent of the Imperial Ottoman bank, who could act as Interpreter for them. The moment their story was understood they were set at liberty, and the Governor of the place caused their captors to* be arrested in, turn. Soldiers were scut to the village to search for their effects, but they only found §2 In money and a few articles of clothing. The Americans borrowed money from the agent of the bank and came over to Broussa, where the Turks were also sent by the Gov ernor of Afiou-kara-hissar. The whole party is now in Constantinople, and they demand the punishment of these Turks as well as the restitution of their property. The American gold la worth nothing in the interior, because it Is not known there. It will be easy to recover this, but they say that the Turks, not appreciat ing the value of greenbacks, tore all these up, together with certain bills of exchange ou Tiflis. Our Minister has demanded the punish ment of the Turks and the restitution ol everything lost, either by the robbers or by the inhabitants of the district where the rob bery was committed. These Turks will undoubtedly be punched in some way, and they deserve it. The money, go far as it can be proved that any money was lost, will be paid by the Govern ment, and twice or three limes this amount will be ground oat of the innocent people of that vicinity. But really, tbe Americans, nho claim to be correspondents of the New Vink Herald and Harper's Jlonfhhj, deserved some part of what they suffered as.a pun ishment for their folly, if they had not met with any such accident as-this, they would, probably, have died on the road this winter, lons before they reached Tlflis. Their names arc Stanley, Cook and Noe. ANOTHER STEAMBOAT FIRE, Xlio Hornr Von Fhnl Earned—Number or Po»M!nsci> Lost—3,-ICj Bales of Cot* ton Bcstrufcd. [From the New Orleans Picayune.] A friend of ours, a merchant of this city, who escaped with some severe scalds, but who, with the aid of n life-preserver, reached the shore, has kindly furnished us with the following particulars of this untoward event: The Memphis and New Orleans packet Henry Von Fhul took Ore about four o’clock Tuesday morning, just above Duncan Ken ner’s plantation, eight miles above Doaald souviiie. The tire originated under the rear of the ladies’ cahiu. In her cotton, of which she had 8.300 to 3,-100 bales on board. In fifteen minutes alter the failure to check It, the whole boat was one sheet of flame. To the great presence of mind of her officers, and their fidelity to their trusts, and especially of Captain Hicks, and the pilot, mate, and en gineer, may justly be attributed the salva tiott of nine-tenths of those that escaped. Not a selfish thought appeared to find a lodgment in the heart of either of them. Everything possible was done, and heartily, to save and make comfortable. Captain Hicks, as socai as possible, procured passage for all free orexncnse, on the tag Ballzc {of Cochran and Moore), to this city, where the most of them arrived Tuesday evening, very thankful for their narrow escape, minus all their baggage and much of thdx indispensa ble apparel. The following are the names of those known to have been lost on board the Von Fhul, from Memphis to New Orleans, on Tuesday morning at 4 o’clock: J. C. Harrell, Hound Top, Fayette County, Texas; William Williams, and son James, eight years of age, Haywood County, Tennessee; one passenger, unknown; one employe of the boat, un known. _ . Captain Hicks and clerks, in their efforts to save their passengers, lost all the boat’s valuable papers. Mr. McCabe, first engineer, was badly burnt and had his whiskers and moustache scorched before be left his post and jumped Into the river. Mr. Perrv, pilot on duty, left the wheel only when‘the boat was secured to the bank, and. when the pHot-bouse was insupportable on account of heat and smoke. Too much praise cannot be awarded Mr. Beillv, first mate, for the prompt manner m which he secured the boat to the bank and put out the stages. Never was there such a disaster on the Mississippi Hirer with less loss of life, there being but four lives lost, and not less «mn three hundred souls aboard. , The boat was entirely wrapt in flames iu less than fifteen minutes after the fire was discovered. , , .. She had about 3.500 bales of cotton on boaru and a large pasaccger list. She was owned by Captain J. F. Hicks and R. P, Walt fc Co., of Memphis, and was insured for $25,000, about one-third of her value. 15C6. 18&L 60,000 SU.7JG 4'.,flu) 30,«» awai 17.510 10.UU0 T. 655 20.0J0 12,760 125.533 155,000 Fncnl Shooting Affair in Elchmond. Bicnjiosn, November 20.—Tier. Jacob James, a colored preacher, was shot last night by another colors' man named Thornton Holmes, and died this morning. Holmes also sty»f his trife wco, however, vnd recover. He was arrested amt acknowledged the deed, bnt says he found James audits wife tr.jicprarffs ffrilcftr. g PnfstSTATios.—Mr. H. J. Barney/of the firm of Slone. Fletcher & Barney, wholesale boot and shoo iranufactorers, No. 104 Lake street, was yes terday made the recipient of an elegant gold wa'ch from the employes of the Arm. The watch, which is a very superior article, waa made by the American Watch Company, and was parehased at the establishment of Morse, Bod din «S Hamilton, No. 120 Lake street. '.SIZZ: OflicUU-For Co; Tbo following ia tho official rote (or Congress* nun at Lanre, compared with the volq for Presi dent in 1864 CovnClet. 4,081 4,750 6,408 4,50 C3l 142 '*22 83-7 I,*S 679 1,151 713 1,«6 J 63 VKI 442 ew 1,270 718 1,318 .. 3,837 1,318 3,331 1,793 ~«rrolU... 1,635 253 1,003 413 cS..„: .i:::: «» aa I^o Clutatm 1,001 1,633 1,613 1.60 a Cloik 1,331 2,UU 1,061 2,587 Adsms..- AJciicdci 80nd...' Lo< ne .. Brows... Bureau • Calhoun Clay.... Clinton Coles.. CotiU Crawford UUS 1,309 623 1,971 Cmnberland 797 i,uG2 691 1,134 BeHaib 2,564 491 «985 741 LeVritt 1,431 I,ObO 1,271 1,060 Douglas 924 619 093 774 Dul ago * LW* 547 1,816 711 ”' 2,925 1,994 1,688 I,Ba 9Ci 1,307 C 35 1,225 J,4C3 1,616 l,»5l 3.CSU «9 041 621 602 .... 225 404 314 813 .... LSSi 911 1,410 8»7 .... ... 1,50 953 1,777 613 ... 1,--aS 1,474 733 1,203 ... 773 955 537 913 ... SS3 1,331 619 1.457 V-65 1,407 317 1,516 .. 2,443 1,113 2,517 1,722 .. 1,173 831 1,»« CR) . 3,944 1,654 4,470 1,462 . 1,516 410 4,113 561 1 . 1,586 • 300 1.763 470 Lake 4,112 r 45 4,463 673 LtutaUe...,,.. 3,012 8,153 5,174 4,515 Ijiwrcnco 034 941 733 034 Lee 2,172 Tt\ 2,5*52 1,173 Livingston 2,423 1,017 1,740 1,100 Logan 2.241 tfiSQ 1,727 1,3 U Macon V-32 1,745 1,567 1,516 MaCuopm 2,763 2,974 2,274 4.313 Madi5uu........... 6,374 3,441 3,136 3^,77 Marion 1,810 1,421 I,«M Marshall 1,600 9&f L5lB 1,403 MaeOD I,SU 1,453 1,155 lAM. Maeeac 061 503. 013 403 McDonough 2.C65 2,443 2,145 2,171 McHenry 4,697 864 2,051 I,ISS McLean 4,743 2,566 4,091 2^32 Mecaid 1,019 1,063 851 1,075 Mercer 8,240 1,291 1,7 a) 1.100 Monroe 674 1,433 560 1.54* Edward?,...' hCrgham... Fjuciie. ... Ford Franklin.... Fulton Gallatin .... Gricnc Grundy Hamilton... Hancock ... : Hardin...... Henderson.. Henry Iroquois.... Jackson.. . Jasper Jtlierton... Jersey Jo Davie-a Johnson... Kane Kankakee.. Kendall.... M0mc0mwj....... i.vju 1,474 Mcfcsn 2,466 2,578 4,454 2,151 ligcltiic ... ...... *l3 t7B SU) 645 - * 2.554 353 3,433 1,1-14 S74 W 1 147 543 ... 2,713 2,503 2,333 2,637 .. I.L-93 640 1,153 SB 6*l 503 GUI 511 OS7 314 <ll 448 I'ioria Terry. PuWki. Painam. l.'acdolph... Richland. Hock Island, Saline ■I.OTC 4.1&4 3,565 3,915 l,iiS2 l.lill 1,100 1,6'Jl I,!Tj3 1.U50 STS 910 1,483 2,112 3,108 2,237 . (Jnlr -J.-iol 2,011 1,207 2,723 . IcpbcDbOQ 2,507 1,767 2,503 1,61 S Tazewell 2,512 2,333 2,117 2,3.17 r u i oa Sl9 1,000 <ll9 1,U3 VtriuilHon 2,700 1,072 2,510 I,9'iP Walitish tS9 733 510 fl?j M'arrui 2,082 1,779 2,859 3,7 M WatLliiutoa.,. ... 1,062 1,103 1,211 1,207 Wuyue 1,307 1,271 ITJ7 1,117 White VB3 l,iNl 771 1.37 S ■ ■ •s.i’ys sic 2,r-.v» i .(j-j;: 3,111 2.479 3.3 a 2.792 3.2-15 4,197 859 1,121 3,375 407 tL'.i£i T*‘s 1,'51 1,683 1,270 1.653 Savsamon. Schujlcc.. Scott snelby ... Stark.. ... leans. \V.illatasou. VTlnnei*ajjo. WocOfota.. .JiUViCS 147,156 189,496 155,7U0 .Oman's majority, 56,107. "Lincoln's majority ia l£r>i, 50,73 C. Republican pain, 35,371. Loan's vo’o exceeds I In coin’s 13,760, while Dickey’s falls below McClellan's 11,572. The total rote of the S:atc is 350,423, This is 2,197 in excess of the vote onset. Keatly all the Tvorlhcrn counties tell abort of a full vote. Had they come out in their full strength, the total vote would have reached 070. C( 0, and Logan’s majority would hare hern tram 60,C00 to 63,000. Annual and Monthly Mooting—Reports of Committees Correspondence and Contributions - Elec* tlon of Officers. The regular annual and monthly meeting; of (ho Chicago historical Society was held yesterday af- ternoon at 3p. m~ in the Society's rooms on the cotner of North Wells and Ilinzle streets. The meeting was called tp order by the election of lion. Mark bkinner, of Chicago, as President, j/ro tan. The following gentlemen were present! Bon Mark Skiurer, lion. I. X. Arnold. War. Blair, Esq., S. B. McCagg, Esq., E. H. Sheldon, Esq-, Lieutenant Governor liro-s, Dr. Johnson, D. J. Ely. Esq., Dr. E. Istara, Samifl Johnson. Esq., George Hornsey, Esq-, S. C. Grlgg-, Esq.. B. W. Raymond, Esq.. T. hi. W. Jones, Esq., Samuel Stone, Esq., and Hon. M. D. Ogden. The Secretary, Mr. T. 11. Armstrong. read the minutes of the last monthly meeting, which were adopted with a few corrections. The Secretary read part of the correspondence of the Sock-tr for the past month. Among others was a letter from Hon. Ezra S. Cornell, of Hew York; also, from John Bil', Esq., of Petersburg, 111., respecting some hooks of ancient writing, which were ordered to he purchased. The reports from the standing committees hen g called lor, Mr. E. A. Sheldon, of the Build ing committee, repotted the present condition of the new building. ilr. E. B. Mcc’agg moved a committee he ap pointed to revise the list of members. Pbc mo tion pi evoilcd, and the Cbair appointed Messrs. E. B. McCagg, I.N. Arnold and William Blur. , The corrmfitee Immediately reported that a quo rum was present, and that the Society might pro ceed to business. Ibo Librarian made his report for >oromhcr. The following contributions have been received during the montu; B. F. Bower, President of Library A«Bociatlon. Keokuk, lowa, IR2 blank books: Librarian of BowOoln College, 757 pamphlets and varieties; H. It. Boss, of Chicago, 23 rare newspapers; Harry Da-.aH. Chicago. files of newspapers; J. P. Pnelf, of Aurora. 111., maps and charts; Rufas K. Sew all (amber), of Wcscassett, Me., prluts; T. C. Duncan, M. D., of Chicago. manuscripts; Amasa McCoy, ol Chicago, ml cellancous; B, C. Spen cer. of Milwaukee, periodicals; Evening Journal. of Chicago Cabinet t Chicago Tiuncxs, total amount or articles, 951. Contrihnllous were also reported from the Agricultural Department at Washington; State of Illinois, per S. Tyndall; from Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.; Stale librarian,Columbus,Ohlot-Mrs. Samuel T. At water, of Chicago; and W. W. Drummond, of San Eiaccisco, California. " Copies of the following papers were also re colvea: Chicago Itcpnbucan. Chicago Tmuoss, Chicago Evening Journal, Chicago Evening Post, Chicago Commercial Express, Prairie Fanner, Wes tern Pcilroad Gazette, Illinois S»aa:s Zcllmu’, 31. T. North Amcricaner, D«r Milwaukee Sec Bote, National Banner, Freeport Journal. N. E. loyal Publication, Mercer Express, Internal Rev enue Record, American Churchman, New Cove nant, Northwestern CbrUllao Advocate, Moravian, Christian Times and Witness, Catholic Worbcn hlatt, Sandcbudet, Sunday School Herald, P. En tomologist, Gospel Banner, Mlllenial Harbinger, Illinois Teacher, Chicago Medical Examiner. Cana dian Journal, Amials of lowa, African Repository, Advocate of Peace, National Freedman, Journal of the American Unitarian Association, Dawson’s Historical Magazine. The Secretary then read his annual report, He commenced by giving a brief history of ihi origin and growth or the Society, and presented the fol lowing interesting facta: In November, 1302, the amount of collections numbered SS,000; in No vember, 13W. SQ.OOU. At the present lime Itnmu b<ira OO.CL’O, of which H,363 are bound volumes. The collections for the present ycarare as follows: bound volmnes. fill; unbound and In pamphlet form, 3,140; varieties. 31; serials and ueriodicals. Cp7; newspapers, 181: mops and chans, 23: prints. 1&4; manuscripts, 20; miscellaneous, S; Cabinet, 33. Total, 4,20). _ , , On motion, the thanks of the Chicago Historical Society were tendered to the editors, proprietors and publishers of those newspapers, magazines and periodicals given above, donated and regular ly forwarded to the Society collections daring the past year, with a hope of a continuation of the same esteemed favors. , .... The Society then proceeded to the election of officers, which resulted as follows: I*rcs’dent—VTalter L. Newberry. First Vico President—'W. B. Ogden. Second VlceJPre«ldent—J. Y. h caramon. Secretary, Treasurer and Librarian—T. IL Arm- Corresponding Secretary—E. B. McCagg. Boslne-s Committees—Constitution and By. Caws—Messrs. Arnold, Higgins, Scammoa and Home, „ , I*uhlicalions—Messrs. Fuller, Barry and Mc- C ¥^cc—Messrs. Newberry, Brown and Me- Cctmlck. „ . Library—Messrs. McCagg, Griegs and Jones. Nominations—Messrs. T-jnmr.i, Blair and Itay- Invcatmenls—Jiesara. S common, Dickey and Research, Correspondence, Aboriginal History, £c.—Messrs. Ogden, Dickey, Bross and Skinner. European Discoveries—Messrs. Barry, Ogden, Fuller and Culver. , - Civil History—Messrs. Brown, Scuamon, Stark, Magee and Isaam. Ecclesiastical, &c.—Messrs. Barry, Duggan and Clarkson. . Fdcnce, Art and Industry—Messrs. Johnson, Foster and Carter. .. XJteratnrc—Messrs. Bently, Talcott, Miller and Brosa. _ Fine Arts—3fe?sra. McCagg, Skinner, Barry, Arnold, Bumsey, Sheldon, Gurney, Newberry and Ely. The meeting then adjourned. ILLINOIS. at Largo. . 1806-- —. . 18M . & & & fe 1 & § I f ■? S' |; V2lo 1,117 83 1,0u2 Cat* 1,225 I,OW 1463 2,100 1,908 J.SB3 ,15&.*3 S)CSO 1,750 I,StO 1,353 1,757 1,237 1,153 959 087 9,»:31 1.481 8,091 1,512 9*B 1)33 763 8:3 Total, mSTOUICAL SOCIETY. The Rictkt Catastrophe ok State S: Law Surra.—The fallltj" of a portion of the build ing erected upon State street near the comer of Madison, which occurred on die 23st of October, will, as know appears. Involve the owner of the same, and perhaps Its builder. In a maze of litiga tion. Already suit bw been commenced by two of the sufferers by the casualty. Twoof the sulla are brought against Charles Palling, the mason having tne contract, and two are against John J. Schwarz, the owner. Thereto yet room for other actions at law, it being well to he remembered that other persons suffered by reason of the calamity. The several suits thus far lus'Uuted have the following order upon the docket of me Superior E. Gillmore vs. Charles Piling. Case. Damages laid at 350,000. This suit Is brought to receiver for the loss of plalntifi’a wife aad eon, Ann and Walter M. GUlmore, for Ihe loss of hu barber tools and premises, and for Injuries to bim eeX Coder the statute the recovery for the kil ling of the wife and eon, may be to the extent of five thousand dollars in each case, the damages to property and to the plaintiff of coarse are subject lo| fhorons E, Gilmore vs. John J. Schwarz. Case. Damages laid at £XLO3n. The declaration Iu this case is precisely as in the case first namsd, the owner being substituted as defendant for the Bernard Pnlec va. Charles Piling. Case. Patnagcs laid at SS,OCn. ThU is a similar case, hron-ht to recover for the loss of house ana stock in trade ol plaintiff, who was a shoemaker. Bernard Pulee vs. John J. Schwarz. Suit as above, against the owner. A SnrcrxAit ArrAm.—Joseph Frits has been employed by a'Mr. Hartman, whose place of busi ness Is at No. 220 Somh Clark street, in repairing the street lamps of the city. Oh Monday tiler noon Frita was standing In a cart making some reparttf upon a lamp at the »raer of Lake and State streets, when bo was suddenly upsac Ik sn expresa wagon which was driven The wagon was driven by Mom* Mickey. *“®£T dialclyafter, and before the. get out of the way, a heavy track wagooon» floor, anil nm over him. causing very in juries Before Ce cocldbc identified the driver of the truck wsgon bad hurriedly taken himself out ofeight. Hickey was arrested and fore me Police Court yesterday mm was continued for tea daysfor ftrthor exam ination, IWW ball being required. THE BRIBGEPORT TRABEQY. * Further Development* In --the Caso—A Horrible Outrage The Wander ings and DcetfkPf the Victim— * Coroner** Sanest Testi mony ol the Witnesses —Twelve Persons Ar rested on Sus picion. The Coroner held an inquest yesterday after coon at the Armory on the body of tbe woman which was found on Monday morning In Bridge port, under peculiarly harrowin'; circumstance*. The particulars of tragedy were reported la the Thibcjte of yesterday. A number of wlttcsaes were heard, and the further examination was postponed mail this afternoon. From the testi mony the following bets were developed in thia case, revealing one of the most gross and revolt ing outrages that has ever occurred, even la the worst purlieus of Bridgeport. A woman, Jane Rowan by name, some thlrty aix years of age, and the mother of a girl of four* j teen is driven from her home by tbe braial conduct of her hus band. She wanders in the ram and mud Sunday afternoon down Archer road into the region of the Rolling Mil!, where roughs and rowdies abound, drinking occasionally, until she becomes partly intoxicated. Then she is noticed by some of the wre'.ches, who start in pursuit, gatherings crowd as they fellow. She goes into one saloon or home alter another asking protection, bat is In every o*e turned oat. 'Joe mob continues to aiccnd her, jeering and tormenting her. and dual ly coming to ebnse. ller clothes, soaked by the '• pounng ra-nand by the uiria into which she has alter, arc giadualij tom from her till she is al mo.-t entirely uahed. Wliat brutal scenes follow cd for hours during the night are too horrible to be written, but the bruisrs and scratches all over the person of toe miserable woman intimate that the human fiends slopped cot until they had gratified their lusts, and wantonly killed tsclr victim. Al>out midnight a meaning is heard ' dose to the house of one Morris Brown. His »Ife goes out and finds a woman lying naked, bruised and nearly lifeless, in the mnd o’lhe gutter, turns about and goes back tu her hcd v **noi wanting to bother wuh her. n In the morning the wretch ed woman is found dead in the same place, near the door of these good Samaritans, ber garment* scattered around for many rods, as tfeu mob bad Ictt them. Exposure, cxcl'ement and liquor, added to the fearful treatment which she bad ex perienced from the howling crowd, bad all joined to bring violent death upon the unhappy woman* > pEnsosa AnittsTEn. 1 Twelve men and boys have been arre e tcd on suspicion of bring concerned in the or.trago.*The • following atetheir names: Richard Dolron, David » Downes, Thomas McGrath. Edward Mahoney, ’ Hush Fitzpatrick, Thomas Hickey, WUliatn 1 O'Brien, Marlin Buufield, Thomas Harvey. Joseph I O’Cotmull, James Bonongh and Frank McKinney. Tns rssjrzsT. The following is’thc testimony tints Ctrftvea before the Coroner’s Jury. Tbe parties moatiTcep ly implicated and some of tho important wit* nesses Lave not yet been examined. TEsnaioxT op cnctsviAX r.. aaiscj.cn. CftrWteu 0. Arr.isba?i, sicoriu testified as fol lows: Keeps a saloon at No. 753 Archer road. On Sunday afternoon, about four or five o'clock, ten or twelve beys drove a.wotaaa Into Us house. *lbe woman asked to stay over night. She was drunk, and he told her that be had no room-for her. fche staved about five minutes, until some - boys pcvhcd her out She complained that the boys wanted to kill her. She went to another sa- A loon, followed by some o! tho large boys. of the crowd were small boys. Saw thorn but at moment, and could no: now recognize them. Dai not sec the woman ageio, and ha 1 never seen her before. When she came to the house her fico was covered wllh dirt; she was greatly fright ened, and sat down ju a corner by lire stove. iu coentzed this body as that of the woman who was -i at hi* house. She was well d»vs?ed at the *iiae. TtsrmoNT op aonuia ncoww. Morris Broint, eicorn , gave the following tes’l n;cnv: laves near the canal cast of The High Bridge Works, at the Bolling MUI. In the night a man tapped at the window where he liver, awl said that lucre was a man outride that be wanted to get In. They refused to let him in, but told him to go to FoxA Howard's maclrnc shop. He Saul that lie bad been Iml tnree days In (lie etty. He did not go there, bat went towards Archer road. Alter a little tune, bis wile htard a moaning, and went out and found a woman lying In mo gutter, unable to gel op. She went back into the house, “not wanting to bo-her with her.” The woman said that she could not come in. UN wife told Urn that she was altogether naked. TESJI3IONY or DB.no.irr. Dr. D. C. iiocue, sicoru— rectified as follows ; lias made a poit tnor'an examination of tl.c woman in the room below. Found on the face and chin a number of bruises, also on tho anus, elbow, hips, thighs, knee* and legs; also bruises or scratches on other parts of (he body. Most of them were cots, as though they might bare been done by the fingernails. Tuc head snowed a con dition of chronic congestion of the bratn, appar ently of some time standing; otherwise tho brain erecd healthy; tie heart and lncs» were healthy, well as the or "ace of,the abdomen. except a enlargement of the lirer. TbU could ,ic accounted fur i< fbc had ocen in the habit of drUikiug liquor. TUc }*ott marten show* na crldent cause of death, The blows and brnl+aj wciccot suCTcjcrd 10 cause it. Those about the tece appealed to bare beta caused m holding the woman. de. cons. Dr. J. K. Gore assist <1 In making a post motion osatuhmnon ol the woman. What clothing she hed .m and her hair were entirely saturated with water and mud. Her stockings and shoes were or. lie coincides with the opinion of Dr. Bogue. *lbc external marks would not be suffleieni to produce death. Any unusual excitement or expo sure might produce it. or stimulants might. Tno hruf-es would indicate (hat she had been roughly handled, hut were too superficial to produce death. znwAim nuwrm keens a saloon and grocety near ibe Illinois and Michigan Canal lock. Saw the body, and knows it to he that of Jane Rowan. She has a daughtc r about fourteen years old. Should judge her to have been about thirty-six years of age. She was a cook in his bouse. Had been there about three months. She appeared to be a very nice woman. D:d not drink at ail to bis knowl edge. Abont October 20th ho paid her and the went down town and stayed some lime, aud came back looking badly, us if she had beeu ou a spree. Lie employed her again on the promise that she would keep sober. She worked then four or live days, till last Sunday meriting, when Lc discharged her about nine o'clock In the morn ing. She was then intoxicated. He does not know wHhre she went. Did not sec her end knew nothing abont her till he heard that she. was dead on Monday morning. Heard since that she visited some saloons on Archer road. cAi-run omntnvo. lives in Fifth Ward, -on A.-chec road. Is Constable In that Ward. OnSandaraflemoon, abont four o’clock, saw a number of boys on Church street, near Archer road, abusing a woman. As soon as they saw him tney ran away. Mr. Tolaseae brought the woman out to the cate of the honse where Inc wu-*. She did not appear to be drunk, but walked away. A few minutes alter saw a crowd of boys running after bar. He went up the track to see about It, and found the crowd s-landingabout ih>: cars, but did not sec the woman. He only was told that they bad been abasing her. lie would recognize all the hove. Yesterday morning found her pet ticoat on the railroad track, part of the waist about fifty yards from that place, and abont * eighty rods iurther part ol her cbemi-e. and hoops a llltlc distance off from the road. Tuts was abont 210 yards Irom Mr. Brown's boose, where the woman was found dead. JOU.H n. Exmoirr lives {n Bridgeport, near the Belling Hill, on Arcrcr road. Beeps a boarding house. On dun nay evening the woman possuluis door, and went into .Mr. Mahoney's house. She was ordered oat, and came hack to his boose: appeared to be slightly intoxicated. Inquired for the lady of the house, lie advised her to go home os it was al most night. She went out soon, and he did not sec her again. Did not sec any boys eba-mg her during the day. jorre mnrenamr lives a mile and a half north of Brighton Bonse, on Bine Island plank road, is a firmer. Was m town Sunday afternoon. Between eix and seven la the evening went to the Rolling Mill Railroad and saw a crowd of men. There wc'O no boys among them. As he passed he heard a woman err. She said, "yon bad belter try.” He thought (Cat she was being abused very badly, bnt did not dare to Interfere. She was rilling or kneeling. Would not be able to know these men as it was dark. Went to Joha Collins' house and told his wife what was going on. Jlbey Went i oack and mot Mr. Collins, whoa witness leu them 1 then and did not see anything of the matter j again. *tns. sranr coxxctS _ »ircs somh of Aicher road near Homo? »»«. Hr. Zlmineimau called at the honsc, and she wentbach with him till they met bi'rhuahaod. Be raid be thought that this woman wag Intoxi cated, and that ihej had better take her in. fcue went cown to see If she knew her bat the woman had cone away with the men, and she did not ace her. The crowd that she saw was composed ca* tiicij of men. join cotuss. John Collins tcs-lficd to -eirinff a crowd of cjsbt or nine mm early In the evening, and beard mention of a woman with them, but die not eee* her. , ‘ edwaub untrur works in Die Rollins’ Mill find keeps a saloon comer of Archer road and Reuben etreeL On Sunday evening about 7 o’clock, on- of hL< nelgh b* r'e boys call- d out lolmn tfcaf a womipwas out side drunk. Ho ashed hrr what s«e was doing there. Sbe said she had run awav from bee husband from ihe comer ol North Market and Indiana streets, and that be bad tried to kid her with the carving knife, She rushed in after witness anil hbwife, into the boose; appeared to be nearly dead from cold. She asked for a drop of whisker; said ehe old not know the wav home* Hc.took her oat and leftber near the bridge on Archer road. About an boar aDcr hie wife heard some one oat in the yard. Be went out and found the woman again, who ran op and caught him by the coat and as»ed him for a small drop. Took her back, to the rail road again and left her. This was about half-past e?»ht. Her dress was torn and covered with mud and water. There was a little scratch on her face. iaksok b. nrzn Uvea on Reuben street, half a mile Irom Archer roan. Is a batcher. Knows nothing about the woman before her death. About eight o clock Monday morning be saw the body lying In the ditch near Mr. Brown’s house, covered with a piece of carpet. Bad so clothing on except a scull part of ucr dress. -Mfc-nrrß acSVIEiTJ Uvea on Archer road, come- Dot-fleld street Sun day evening, just alter dark, saw a crowd of pco glc on a street leading o’.T Archer road, serrouna ie a woman «hUcg In Die mud. They were trying to nail her up, bul she would not go. This was t,car Ihe railroad track. There were five men there, Frank McUxnner, Thomas Hickey, Thomas Hatv<y, John Hartford audanother. The prisoner soon went away, and knows notfclqgmore of the matter. The woman waa crying and trying to get away, saying. *‘Fcr God’s sake. leave me alone. Hickey and McKinney bad hold of her, - - wnAV.A TTITJP, V Tiiuua , ]irca on Bonfield street, in Bridgeport. t First saw the woman Sunday night shunt 7 o clocfc ahe was alone then, bnt shout fifteen nannies alter he saw her going up the street and other men lolloping, probabij abom flltcen In all. Frank McKinney, John Hartford and Thomas Hickey were among thennmuer. jßs SSSSat nowi In the mad, and they told Uer to cet nn. She was crying to them to letberalone. Stayed there about two minutes and left. Thinks they, were trying to corrupt her moral*. The inquest then adjourned till to-day. Scxts AcjAiysr toe CnT—Tm Cass or ins Late Joint Bnrrros.—Two snits were yesterday com menced against the city, the cause of action grow ing out ofthe defective condition of Wells street. In the month of August last. The circumstances of the accident which have given rise to the suits were tolly stated to the Tmatsn of the 23th of Accost. , Mr. John Britten, a butcher doing business on ' iladl-cn street, rear Franklia, was driving* botse and buggy, which contained himself and his wife, when tie liOKssnjdenlTßoklwhtiUiome ttta'r in lie street and Cedrapito altms- Setetal attempts -were made to c.h«:khi!cari-.randfl:;a. Iy the equipage came to a sudden ball m a pile of loose ruhbtfb near the Briggs Honse. Mr. Erit lon was precipitated from me boggy to the side walk hfc bead cornice In snch violent contact with the curbstone thatihe tore part of lusaknU was broken, and a poraonof thehrainsprotrndedfrom ofthe same month the unfortunate man died. Satoi? now brought to recover for hi* next of kin the amount allowed by the statute, jt (£O, ihc al ; egai!on of neglect on the part or the cilv Is to the effect that a deep bole was left in the streetway, mio which the wheel of the.ve hicle Intruded itself with the result of throwmg Britton oot. The recovery Is-sought in behalf of ihc widow, who taslitates the proceeding as atl ninistratnx, and iorthecanghierana.as yet,un horn child of deceas'd. , ~ ■ - ihe second salt, resulting from this same cause, is by Mrs.-Mary Britton, endec the common law, to recover damages for the s*®* herself, allege* she received at the time of the ac cld<nt to htr husband. In aggravation of the damans in this suit, the plaintiff states that she was at the time pregnant. gmiors A coin Ear.—A drayman, whoso name waa noiatceitained, employed by Messrs. B men Brothers, on lake street, while engaged la come heavy lifting to the upper story ol their building, fell some distance, and, it la reported, broke hi* back. Bis recovery Is extremely improbable. I \