Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, December 3, 1866, Page 2

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated December 3, 1866 Page 2
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' Bloomington as readily and at as 11 ttlc cost as rtThtrrtftrt elsewhere. TVhy then part w:th the fund VILvIUWIIV* when it can be thus used as the commence* ment of a University ftmd? ”Wo submit this suggestion to the members of the Legisla ture, and commend it to their serious and/ 1 earnest attention. . - , DAILY, TIiMVEEKXT AXD WEEKLY, OFFICE. No. 91 CLAKK-ST. There ore throe editions of the TcißCJf* Issued. Ist. Ercry morning. fbr circulation by carrier*, newsmen bp h me ™«n«- so. The Tei-Wixxlt, Mondays, Wod* nc&feyt and Fridays, for thr malls only; and tbs Wcsxlt, on Thursdays, for th: mails and sale at oar coaster andbr newsmen. Terms of the Chicago Trlbone: Dally delivered la the city (per wc»t)........g 23 « •* •• (per Quarter).... 3^5 Dolly, to mall subscribers (per annum, pays* hwla ... 12,00 Trl-Wcckly. (per aacma, payable In adranct) 6.00 Weekly, (per arncm, payable in advance) 2,00 p* Fractional parts of the year at tbe same rates, prrcnoci remitting and ordering five or more copies or either tbe Tri-Weekly or Weekly edition*, may retain ter per cent of the subscription price as a commission. >■ one* to scßscnmcß*.— la ordering ibe address ot rocr paper* changed, to prevent deity, be taro and gpeclfy wbtt edition yon take-weekly. Tri-Weekly, or Pally. Also, glveyoarx’skssaramlfatare address. tr Money, by Draft, Express. Money orders, or In Registered Letter*, m*y be sent at oar t Isk. Address, MONDAY. DECEMBER 3, 1860. the agricultural college GBAN r. The United Slates has made a grant of a portion of the public lands, to each State, for the endowment of a college for the edu tion of men in agricultural and mechanical sciences. The portion of this grant falling to the State of Illinois, is estimated in round numbers as equal to §300,000, the interest only of which is to be applied to the pur poses of the grant. The sum therefore to bo disposed of in this State will be about SIB,OOO annually. By the terras of the act of Con gress, Ibis fund has to be accepted and ap plied to its uses before July, ISO?, or the donation will revert to the United States. In several of the States the whole matter has been long since disposed of, and the funds employed, bnt In Illinois nothing has been done for tbe reason that the Legislature has never been able to agree upon any of tin conflicting propositions made. It is proposed by one class of persons that there shall be founded a distinct and separate college with a large tract of land attached. The whole interest to be used in defraying the expenses and the State to erect the buildings. This is an expensive mode—how expensive we will not, In the ab sence of estimates, venture to say, but the experience of the past shows that there will be, in addition to the cost of the land and buildings an annual charge of no inconsid erable amount. The course of study being special will not have that value that would be derived from a more general one. There are of course several different propositions for the location of ibis college, and the rivalry Lids fair in the future, as it basin the past, to defeat any final legislation on the subject. Another proposition is, that of the dozen or eighteen colleges now in this State, some three or four shall be selected and between these the eighteen thousand dollars shall be divided, and that Instead of one college, the object* of tbe grant shall be attained through the agency of several. This proposition was formally and officially endorsed at the Con vention of Illinois College (’residents held in Chicago some That this propo sition will be accepted without strenuous opposition is not likely. Tb«* law defining the object of tbe grant and governing the disposition of the fund provides tbat •• i !.-• inotieys so Invested shall consulate a per petual luccl, the capital o! which shall remain for mer urdnmni*bcd. and the interest ol watch shall be ii.v:oiaMy appropriated, by ca> h State which may tfi.c and claim the t.ene»U of this act. to the endow r.ieiit.i siip{K>rt and maiclcnanc; ofat least cro col-ccv, where the Icadiur ohjcci shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies and including military tactics, to teach tnch tranches oi learning as arc related to agii cultme cud the m<chouic arts, In each manners the 1 • gi.-latnrcs cf the States may respectively jrcseribc. in order to promote the liberal and practical education ofibc industrial classes in the ecvcia! pursuits and professions la Ihc.’* There is no mistaking this language. It irovidcs a fund to secure the teaching of such branches of learning as are related to agriculture, the mechanic arts, and military tactics. The law leaves U optional whether other branches of learning shall be taught or not, but these mustjjc:- The law seems to contemplate that these specified studies s-hall be taught in a college or colleges where other studies are pursued. It docs net exclude anything ; it only Insists upon the thicc particular studies, and inferen tially, if not directly, supposes that they shall form a part only of that liberal and ] ractical education fitting men for the several pursuits and professions iu life. Had we in this Stale a University owned and controlled by tbc State, there is no question that the endowment of chairs therein for lusinictirn in such branches of learning as arc related to a£ rioultnro, the mechanic arts, and military tactics, would be an honest and literal compliance with the terms of the grant. AH that the Slate has to do Is to provide for tin se studies, and the State can do that in distinct schools for that purpose, or in schools where they shall form only a portion of the general course. Wc think the time has conic when there should be a State University, mid we think that It can be established now with less cost, and with a greater cer tainty that this college fond will be honestly and usefully applied. 1 Wc have in Illinois, at Bloomington, a Sluto Nmmal School—University, It is cull ed—win-re teachers are prepared and qual ified. This institution is of the most benefi cial character. Its usefulness and its value arc felt in every school distrief of the State At Bloomington, there is a very fine college, buildiuc. with ample room for others, or for an enlargement of the existing one. Why not irakethal Normal University the starting point in a State University of a general char acter*. We do not mean to propose that Hie Normal School shall be abolished, suspended, or its usefulness impaired; what we propose 'is that its course be enlarged; that instead of being confined to one object and one pur pose, that that object and purpose be made a part of the general purposes and objects of a Stale University; that instead of being merely a Normal School, that it be made a first-class University, including within It the Normal School in all its vigor, usefulness and practical benefit and education. It is not necessary that this University shall start forth all at once, fully** developed. Wc umicr.-tr.nd that attached to the University at this time is a general school which is now largely attended, and the pupils at which pay liberally for their tuition. All that is required at first is that this school be ele vated to the dignity of a college; that its course he extended ; that all the branches of learning relating to agriculture, the mechanic arts mul military tactic.- be taught there, and there, in a building owned by the State, already devoted to educational purposes,and capable of being enlarged to the most ex teiis-ive dimensions, we have a plain, disect, •jiractical mode of disposing of this colli ge fund.' Let us he not misunderstood. We vri.-h the Normal School to continue unshorn of ils usefulness; but we insist that there can be no valid reason why there cannot be in the same building or in adjacent buildings and under the tame general charge, a Nmmal School and a I'nircrsiiy. For the present, only so much of the Normal School buil(lii g> as arc not used for the direct pur poses of that school, need be employed f»r college purposes; blit let the college be c-taMished; let It be located in that building until its assets demand an enlarge ment. Let the Legislature pause before they fritter away ibis fund for no practical pur pose. Let the Legislature deliberate well before it erects a special school for the pur poies tpreified In this grant; ami if a gene ral College Is to be established, let us have a Stale University at once, which shall include the Norman School, that will be an honor to the State and of some praclical hcncllt to the people. 1 ct the Slate retain this fund within its own hands, to be employed directly In Its own University for the purposes for which It was doisned. Why divide it up Into four or eight parcels to be utterly wasted in that number of stctaiian colleges ?' Is it right or just that this fund,designed in a special man. tier for the liberal and practical education of the Industrial classes, Including of neces sity those of all sects of Christians, as well as those who, like the Is raelites, reject Christianity, and those who do do not belong to any particular seel, shall be givjm away to endow professorships lo colleges under sectarian rule and of sectarian discipline? Which sects* shall be favored ? Shall this fuv-d, intended for the benefit of all, be only available when used by schools of two or three sects? Shall Presbyterians and Episcopalians be permitted to study military tactics, agriculture and me chanics, only in a Methodist college ? or, shall _ the Methodists be com pelled -to seek that Instruction in a Baptist/college only?* We hope the State will, In Us legislation upon this fond, close the door against sectarianism. This is a pub lic fund given for the education of the whole people ; It Is like the public school fund, and there can be no apology for endowing chairs in' a sectarian college, that may not with nal justice be given for endowing sectarian ■j in the public schools, object is surrounded apparently by but these difficulties will dlsap it Is remembered that this and that the State Instead Hthat it shall be wasted, v .i„■»ctly to the endowment a rJaU. ■ ilverelty to be owned '\**y th. State, which should be * i*:o;-le of the State, and •.'mu? be as nearly free as pos- L /irstty is a publlc neccs • endowment the State \ '.l of $18,090 per annum. il .d, wo have a ’■ ;hc "present necessities. . iy be needed for the pur studics, can be had at u.pr.v WOOL AND WOOLLENS, A Washington despatch speaking of the wool trade says that the “forthcoming report of Revenue Commissioner Weils will treat at" length of the wool trade of the country,” and adds? The frets presented will be of especial inter est, In view of the (all la tbe prices of woollen goods. Some of (bo largo mills in the country hare stopped entirely of late, and other»«ro ran nlog on abort time, txcaute wool note eoett mom Vu£ e ood, ,dl SSStoSK! npon U>« Bnbloct ahow that tbls glut Is owing to tbe Increased import of SSSn^Sh.5. , over 19 * tapoffi iMt Sm.' nIK ?' lout Iwcntv-fl™ mUUona, minima.’’ Tc “ th ' y hATO «“<*4b4 «lnj-Mven TLo wool growers complain bitterly that the price of wool is too low; but the manufactu rers declare that it is too high. The remedy proposed by each side is more tariff. The wool growers demand higher duties on foreign wool in order to make domestic wool dearer. But the manufacturers resist this proposi tion unless a greatly increased tariff Is levied on Imported woollens. Wool, they say, Is now so dear that they cannot afford to buy It. A higher tariff on foreign wool will crip ple the American manufacturers still more and reduce their consumption of wool, and how will that benefit the wool grower ? The cloth makers want Congress to add about thirty per ccr» to the duty on foreign woollens, which tv.,, averages some thing over fifty per uu in :a. But the wool-growers also den, ■' .... increase of duty on foreign wools ol . ih *y to forty per cent. They will not consent to the former without the latter. But if the duties are on larged thirty or forty per cent on wool, as well as on woollen goods, the manufacturers will be worse off than before, because the effect will be to make wool dearer and wool lens dearer, and thereby reduce the domestic consumption of their fbbrics. It is complained that the importation of woollen goods in 1860 far exceeds the im portation of ISGS. Congress at Its last ses sion materially increased the duties on foreign wool and woollens, by adding the cost of transportation, Insurance, commis sions, and handling to the invoice cosi of the articles, and charging the full tariff rates on those additions to the foreign value. On bulky articles like wool this amendment has the effect of increasing the tariff on wool from twenty to thirty per cent. On wool len goods the duties advanced from six to ten per cent. But this considerable increase of tariff would seem to be of no practical benefit to woollen manufacturers or wool growers. Dow will still more duty on wool aud wool lens mend matters ? If the tariff on wool Is increased the manufacturer will be worse off than now, because the raw material will be dearer; and 1/ to counterbalance that evil, the tariff on woollen goods be doubled, the whole American people who consume wool lens will be made to suffer by having the cost of their clothing doubled, and this dearness of clothing will necessarily result in a dimin ished consumption, thereby damaging both wool growers and cloth makers. A year hence woollen mills will be afflicted with worse depression than they now com plain of, and to cure their ills will clamor for still more tariff. Bike driukiug salt water, additional tariff will merely increase their intolerable thirst for more. Meanwhile the only class who will pocket money by making woollen goods dearer, arc those who have stocks on hand ; but the whole com munity will lose what they gain, and receive not a cent of consideration in return. The best 'artificial remedy for the existing stagna tion iu the woollen business will be found in a repeal of iutcrnal taxes on woollen goods, on dye stuffs, and on all raw ma terials entering into the manufacture of woollens, and also a redaction of internal taxes, generally to the greatest extent, that the financial requirements of the Govern ment will permit. One dollar of taxes re moved from an industry is worth more to it than three dollars of increased duties. A repeal of one hundred millions of excises on raw materials, manufactures and incomes, would do ten times raoreXo strengthen, pro mote, and develops the manufacturing in dustry of the country than the benefit to be derived from any imaginable increase or change of the tariff. Remove the burden of internal taxation, and thereby unfetter the efforts of capital and labor, and all classes of the commuiJty will instantly begin to ex perience the benefits of such policy. Horace Greeley seems to have gained nothing as a candidate for the Senate, by his late manifesto in favor of universal amnesty, i In fret, it is apparent that he has lost ground by it with the dominant party. Even the New York Times, which declared In favor of Horace’s election, expresses a fear that his “ declaration of opinion on this subject Is “inopportune,” and says: “It will not 44 commend him to public favor as a candi -44 for the Senate. Public opinion i* just now 44 far from tolerant on such points, and ** thongh we hope the whole question will be “disposed of before Mr. Greeley, if elected, 44 would take his scat, his opinions on this 4i subject will inevitably enter Into the can vass.” It cannot be otherwise; for the •people of tbc North are scarcely in the tem per to elevate to places of tbc highest trust and honor, men who are opposed to all pun ishment of traitors, and to all measures cal culated to make treason odious. It is evi dent that Mr. Greeley's vanity and charac teristic weakness have much impaired his chances of success. He was not wise enough to keep still. He must needs make a paragraph in an obscure pro vincial paper the occasion of a letter over his full signature, announcingh.swillingness to go to the Senate. But even this was in belter taste than making a brief Western tour tbc pretext for his latest declaration of prin ciples. If every man who comes West were to follow Mr. Greeley's example, and give to the world his printed views on current topics, these manifest atocs would soon out weigh oil other literature, lubulkat least. It is said Mr. Greeley's chances for election were good before he published this amnesty letter. If so, it was eminently iu keeping with Mr. Greeley's character to begin to court the favor of a party that could do him no good. It is his peculiarity to think that success can only be realized by disgu-ting tbc men wbo hold the power in their hands, aud seeking the support of those who arc powerless. C3?"A Springfield Bourbon writes a letter to tbc reconstructed concern, opposing the “flank movement,” denying the “mevi table,” objecting to “impartial,” or anv other sort of negro suffrage, and ridiculing and denouncing the “progressive” ideas of the converted scecsh print. If there is to be any “progress” on the part of the Demo cratic party, let it go the whole hog, from snout to tail. Says this Copperhead: “Then wh> lag behind with the ‘impartial V bet the progress be a» once taken in the «nl v way ►eft open, and boldly advocate an advance upon the breaptworks*. defiantly unfurling the buntin'* to th<‘ public gaze, and tusenbing all over It and ufedcr it that noble word and sentiment, 'miee'gena’ion. aiiis would dank tho cucmv eifectuallv, aed ex po* ;• hi* i car to inevitable aggression. I *’ 1 be Springfield Bourbon commits a laugh able blunder. “ Miscegenation” as a Demo cratic watchword would be no progress at all. Miscegenation has been practised bv the Democratic party all over the South for generations, and as actions speak louder than words, -o the position of the Southern brethren Is stronger than any mere paper re solves of the Northern brethren on the sub ject, ns a million of saddle and cream colored people in the sunny South dally attest. The Southern Democracy practised slavery and miscegenation until their rebellion wrought emancipation. With tho destruction of slavery, miscegenation In a great ..measure ceased. The Springfield Bourbon ought to know that miscegenation cannot be restored to its former universality without restoring that other Democratic Institution—slavery. Enfranchisement of the blacks will render miscegenation practicably impossible. A dastardly attempt was made recent ly in Virginia, Cass County, Illinois, to sup press the Virginia Courier , a staunch Repub lican paper, and to kill its editor for express ing views antagonistic to the Democratic party. A mob of Democrats broke into his establishment and threatened to kill him ; but assisted by his Utile son, sixteen years of age, the editor boldly stood his ground and drove the cowards out at the mouth of a re volver. We congratulate him upon his plucky defence and for the handsome man ner in which he put to rout his cowardly as sailants. The brutes who attempted this outrage may congratulate themselves on their safe exit. A summary reconstruction of such a mob by the loyal men of Cass County would teach them a useful lesson./ There is no room in Illinois for New Orleans exhibitions. 7 C5T* In a charge to the Grand Jury of th United States District Court, at Huntsville, Alabama, last week, Judge Bostccd took oc casion to give the people some good advice. He said the adoption of the proposed Const!- tutional Amendment would speedily restore Alabama to full relations with the Federal Government; that submission to the express ed will of the majority is the duty of every good citizen; that very recently the majori ty has declared iUelfln favor of the plan of reconstruction proposed by Congress, and that from this plan the majority will not re cede. “In my judgment,” said the Judge, “the terms of the proposed amendments arc liberal, just and wise; and I would regard their acceptance os evidence of statesman ship and forecast.” The Judge referred to the Civil Rights Bill os intended to secure “the poor, patient, kindly-natorcd negro” against oppression and wrong, and declared that while be presided on the bench, it should be his “ambition and care to carry out the humane purposes of this enact ment.” BISTORT ANT) RACHEL, ScliUler’s Drama of Mary Stuart, A Comparison of (bo Rival Trage diennes* (Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune.] Nrw Yona, November 27, 18C6. In the fall of 18551 saw Rachel at the Bos ton Theatre, in one of her most celebrated personations. On Saturday last, 1 saw Ristori in the same character. To see Schiller’s masterpiece handled successively by Rachel and Ristori, is something to be remembered. Though the haze of eleven years has fkllen upon the picture of the statuesque Jewess, as I saw heron the Bos ton stage, I have so vivid a recollection of her that I shall endeavor to record my im pressions of these two wonderful women In the character of 2fary Stuart. In the first place, one who had seen only Rachel would be apt to say that the charac ter was exhausted—that art had reached its . climax—that henceforth no woman need to imagine that she couldaddanythlngto 2Tary Stuart. Some friends, who accompanied me on Saturday, and whose taste and Judgment would hardly be called In question, arc of the opinion that Ristori has so mastered the character as to beggar comparison. It fol lows that there may be points of superiority in each, and it Is of these that I propose to write. After a life of passion and profligacy, Ra chel sleeps in a narrow grave, having been twice a mother without ever desiring to be a wife. In Rachel were blended all the vices which a woman can have—l bad almost said without any of the virtues. It may be true that she loved her children after a fash ion, but unless she has been, much belied, she loved no man or woman. Ristori is the opposite of all this, and hero wc find the key to the differences in their acting. Ris tori fell In love with the man who became her husband. All the graces which can gild a woman as sweetheart, wife and moth er, sit upon her. She can draw from her own heart the treasures which are indispens able to the perfect actress. In tito things only Is she Inferior to her great rival. In the delineation of anger, proceeding from jeal ousy or wrongs, or wounded pride, Rachel was transformed. In such passages the spectators were lifted off their feet, as It were—their blood ran cold—they forgot their surroundings and themselves, and knew only the wrath of the outraged wo man’s heart. If the reader of Shakspcaro can imagine how Lady Constance looked and acted after she had lost her heritage and her boy, when she called down the ven geance of heaven upon the perfidious kings, and alternated between unfathomable grief and unfathomable indignation, he can form some conception of Rachel In passages of Ibis sort. A lioness robbed of her whelps might answer the same purpose. Ristori docs not rise to tbe grandeur cf such awfnl passion. Again, Rachel’s slight figure was the pic ture of classic beauty. Though not a beau tiful woman, she might have been taken, on the stage, for a statce of Jnno by Praxiteles. The spirit of ancient Greece floated In her garments and breathed In her nostrils. Two thousand years rose from (he grave and sa inted the audience when she stood before them as Phiedre. Ristori, on the other hand, Is a large, well-rounded woman, inclining to embonjx/lut. She cqp never become ungrace ful, but she can never become a statue of Diana. Her face, however, as seen from the dress circle, is quite charming. Whether In delineating Jealousy, or fear, or hate, it is still the face of a woman—not of a Fury. There are a few salient points in the play of .V' :~y Stuart which bring out the qualities or' (be actress. One Is the scene between Mnry and Elizabeth, where the latter, tak ing advantage of her rival’s helplessness, taunts her in the most cruel manner, and the former, goaded to desperation, throws off the garb of humility, which she had con strained herself to wear, and pours upon her tormentor the whole pent-up Indignation of her soul. The translation of the passage is as follows : Euz. {Contemplating her iriVi an air of hough-y contempt. To Leicester.) Earl, are these then the boasted features on which no mortal erecould gaze with safety? Is this the beauty to which no other woman*.- coaid be compared? In sooth, the rcpnlatlou appears to have been easily won. To be thus celebrated as the reigning beauty of the unlveiEe, seems merch to apply that she has been ur.hersat in the distribution of her favors I Slabt. Ah I Ms 'oo much. ¥.U7.. (Wtth a smite of contempt.) Aye. now thou efaowest thyself in tmoeown form. Till now thou bast worn a mask! Mart. (m/A dignified pride,} They were mere bnman errors t->at overcome me !o my yomb; my grandeur dazzled me. 1 have nought to conceal or to deny my faults—my pride has ever disdained tbc base artifices of vile Intriguers. The worst I ever did Is known, and I may boast myself far better than my reputation. But woe to thee, thou malignant hypocrite, if ever tboulcttcst fall the vnein mantle beneath which thou con ccalest thine own shameless amours! Thou, ibe daughter of Annie Bolcyri, bast not inherited vir tue! Tbc chaste virtues that brought thine adulterous mother to the block, are known to alii Talbot. (Stepping between than.) Is this. Ob, 3liity, thine endurance? Is this thy humility ? Maut. Endurance? lhavc endured all that *Uf in tke power of mortal heart to bear. Hence, abject humility !—insulted patience, get ye from my heat I! And thou, my long-pent up indig n-tion, t>?cak tby bonds, and burst farlh from thy lair! Oh, Thou who rarest to the angry serpent bis deadly glance, arm Thou my tongue with poisonous stings! ■|abbot (7 o Elizabeth,) Forgive the angry transport? which thou bast thyself provoked. {Kii:ob /A, ViUtefi om rage , darts furious glan ces ot Mary.) I.ti. {ln the greatest cgita'lon, .and endeavoring to induce Kliv<;lefU to withdraw,) Hear no*, the ratings of a distracted woman 1 Leave this ill— Mart. Ihcthroneof'KDglaud is protared by a bastard! The British nation Is doped by a vile ptotcMler! Did but right prevail, thon woaldsl now be grovelling at my feet— for Ms I who am TliTSovcn-lgn I hastily retires. Talbot and Leicester fotU>i»her,\ Matt. {.< : Vl tldenfly erdte-i.) She departs, burning with rage a«*d with the bitterns** of death at heart! Anna! bow happy lata! {Throwing her arms a) ound neci.) I hare degraded her in Leicester* presence! At last! alla«t! af ier long years of insult and costume I }*, 1 have at least uijoycd one hour ol triumph and revenge! In this scene Rachel was like a destroying angel. Site stabbed her persecutor with poisoned daggers. She trampled upon her, and gicatcd over her with savage joy. I well remember how the whole audience, from pH to dome, rose to their feet by a spontaneous impulse, at this unparalleled exhibition. Elizabeth seemed to shrivel up before the consuming wrath of the Queen of Scots. Rla- I tori uttered the words, “Ah, this Is too i much,” with a low, leopard growl, that filled I the theatre with a presentiment that somc ! thing terrible was coming. And it did [ come. It was the anger and Indigna | tion of a woman tormented beyond j endurance—rot the lightning of Olympus J descending upon the cruel and crafty Eliza- I both. Measuring the excellence of the two I representations by the emotions excited in f the breasts of the audience, which is proba- I bly the t*uc test, Rachel was the greater I actress in this scene. Not less impressive is the closing scene of the play, where Mary takes leave of her faithful friends and is led to execution. In this passage Rachel was more heroic than U is in the nature of woman to be under such circumstances. Madame Roland, and Char lotto Cordav, and tbc wife of Camille Dcs monllus went to the guillotine with lofty courage, inspired by love ol France, or love of their husbands. Mary Stuart had no such consolation. Her best love was her love of life. Stic had no ideas to die for. She was a warm, if not a warm hearted, woman, to whom the block was rough and the grave cold. She was Queen enough not to break down in her last trial, and papist enough to believe that the Mother of God was waiting to receive her on the other side of the dark river. Yet the woman domina ted over tbc Queen and tbc papist, and we may believe that no one ever took leave of the •world more reluctantly. In this scene Ristorl was ns much superior to Rachel as Rachel to Rlstorl in the' pas- sage with Elizabeth. Those 'tender leave takings, those heart-wringing sobs, and'nbovc all the pathetic sweetness with which she uttered the words, “ I have been much bated—net also much loved,” must be ineffaceable from the memories of all who have ever beheld this scene as rendered by the matchless Italian. Though pronounced in a foreign language there were few dry eyes in the house, aad when the curtain fell nobody moved for some moments, so deeply were all hearts penetrated with grief. Just before the execution Mary confronts Robert, Earl of Leicester, whom both she and Elizabeth had loved. Leicester at the bottom of his shallow heart, loved Mary, but dared not break with Elizabeth. He might have resened the former, but would have mortally offended the latter, and lost his power and perhaps his estates. In a moment of transient heroism he had promised that his arm should deliver the un happy Queen from her dungeon, but his courage failed him. Elizabeth suspected him, and to test his pretended devotion to herself, commanded him to be present at the execution of Mary. In this way they were brought together at the very door of the prison. At the sight of him Mary trembles and almost falls, but is caught by bis arm. Recovering herself she says, with piercing but not ungentle irony: “Robert thou hast kept faith I Thou dldsH promise that thine ana should deliver mo from these walls, and thine arm doth now deliver me from them.” She removes his hand from her waist, and throws It from her. This was done by Rls tori not angrily, but with such au expres sion of sorrowful contempt that every be holder felt he would rather a thousand times bo in her place, going to meet the red-flan nelled executioner, than In his, lingering through life with that arrow In his heart. Both Rachel and Rlstori were more queenly than any account we have of Mary Stnart. Rachel's form corresponded more nearly with the historical descriptions, but lUstori’s face, actually resembles the well-known portraits of the unfortunate Queen of Scots. Whether this resemblance comes from careful study, or dramatic Inspiration, or from a natural likeness of features, I cannot say. lUchcl’s voice in the tender pasaagcswasllko an Pollan harp, soil and musical, but bloodless. Ristorl's is like the cooing of a dove. In both, the play of features was wonderfully mobile and natural. Women arc bettor actors than men. That the Greeks, who gave us the drama, and left us such masterpieces as Prometheus and should never have allowed women to appear on the stage, but put petticoats on male actors to represent them, Is proof that they were, after all, barbarians. The superb intelligence which beams from the eyes of Ristori—the cloudless Inspiration reflected from the brow of Rachel—were never pic tured on the lineaments of any man. Men may learn more than women, without ever knowing so much. The power of acquirement which men have can never equal the intuitions of women. The stage is well adapted to show these superior qual ifications of women. One man there has been upon whom nature seems to have be* stowed the intellectual gifts of both the sexes. Shakspcore had all the strength of a man—was stronger, Indeed, than any other man—with all the subtleties and transpar ence of a woman. Yet he was an Indifferent actor. Much more might be written on the points of difference and resemblance in Rachel and Ristori, as seen in the play of Mary Stuart, If time and space allowed. To sum up, Ristori is more a woman in her acting than Rachel was. Rachel was rather a spirit from another world, Rachel could play the devil, in more senses than one. She could also put on the garb of a goddess, but not that of an angel. A true woman Is the best likeness of an angel tbat this world affords, and Ristori is a true woman. I hear it quite frequently remarked in New York tliat Ristori Is a humbug! If any roan chooses to advertise his dnlncss in this way there Is no law to prevent it. Much of the unfavorable criticism tbat we hear has Its foundation in the almost universal ignorance of the Italian language in this country. As Ristori cannot give us English we must take her Italian and : make the most of it. If her representations and those of her Jewish rival in an unknown tongue, are so Impressive—lf they surpass all we have ever witnessed in the language which we under stand—what mast they be to those who can sec how each delicate expression and intona tion Is adapted to the text! It would be worth while to learn Italian if one could hear Ris tori afterward. n. W. THE ENGLISH PRESS. ATisitto tlio London Newspaper Ofliccs. Circulation, Profits, and CUaractcr'of The Enelbih Press. (Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune.] Lokpon, November 10,1800. While In the neighborhood of the Seven Dials the other morning, 1 heard a little rag amuffin yelling ont notice that ho bad a few more copies of the Times left, and the Idea at onco struck me that I had better pay a short visit to the Thunderer's establishment in Printing House Square; so 1 inquired my way of a policeman, and he said: “Go down Great Earl to Long Acre; then through Great Queen and Little Queen; cross Lincoln’s Inn Fields to Chancery Lane; strike Temple Bar; tukeFlcct street ahead of yon; pass under the arch of the Dover Railway, go up Lud gate Hill, and when you get opposite the Goose and Gridiron Tap Room turn into the alley on your right.” I followed these di rections pretty closely, and, after a some what narrow escape from being slaughtered by a'bus driver at the Intersection or Fleet and Farringdon streets, discovered the alley opposite the Goose and Gridiron. Turning into this thoroughfare, I followed Us wind ings until I found myself in another alley, which was more eccentric in Us habits than the other; but it soon landed me !u a very narrow court, one end of which stopped in front of a triangular space abont as lung as. and a trifle or so wider at one end than, an American ball alley. A sign on a corner building informed me that X was In Printing House Square, and a glance over m3’ left shoulder satisfied roo that X was not more than ten feet from the Times office. Not there was any particular harm iu so doing, I stepped into the office and asked a rcd-faccd man if he would permit an American to look through his establishment. He looked at roc within frightful countenance, but as he made no reply, I concluded he was hard of hearing; so X repeated my request in louder tones ;‘and then more surprise, or fright, set tled on the man's face, and he bellowed out: “ Never heard of such a thing in all mv life— couldn’t think of it. Perhaps you’d like to seethe hedltor?” Still supposing that ho bad not understood me, I mildly said that I irouW be pleased to see the editor in-chief or cnc of his assistants, providing they were not too busily en gaged. Another shade of surprise made its appearance, and its owner looked at me just as i’tc seen people look at the vindictive wild men from Borneo, in Colonel vVood’a Museum. He again assured me that ho “couldn't think of such a thing,” and gra tuitously Informed me that I might as well hope for an Interview with the Queen as with the editor of the Times; “but,” said he, “if you have any business with the edi torial department, state it in writing, and cme here in the morning for an answer.” History and tradition record many cases of astonishment—such os that of the poor-house guardians, when the boy Twist passed bis soup plate the second time; that of LUtle Dorrit, when her child-like father was released from the Mar shalsca; and that of President Johnson when he struck the Northwestern “circle;” but I doubt if any of these case*, except, perhaps, the last, compare favorably in intensity with that of the clerk of the Times office. He certainly was the most in sufferable ass that I have seen on this side of the Atlantic. Although not permit led to go through the different buildings in which the 7Ymt« is located, I think I am safe in saying that the institution is, iu more senses than one, immense; and that, notwithstanding the well-deserved rep utation which the Time thas gained lor itself, of fighting, like the brutal Dalgctty, for the sldcthat has the heaviest purse, it now and then opens its batteries in lavor of humanity in general. It Is apparently as necessary to the better classes In England as beer is to a drayman; and John Bull has nearly os much faith in its heavy leaders us Mr. Nasby, the postmaster at Confederate X Roads, appears to Lave in the principles of modem Democ racy. In politics the Times IsTory, and of course it violently opposes Mr. Bright's great Re form movement. Its course In regard to the American war is too well known In the United Slates to require comment. lam in formed that Its circulation, morning aud evening, is about 60,000, and that Us net pro fits lai-t.year were not (of from £50.000 $2o0;WO. THE TELEGRAPH is the popular paper of the city, and also of the country, it Is located on Fleet-Street, a square and a half from Temple Bar. There is scarcely one ale house or gin palace in a hun dred, throughout England, that doesn’t patronize the Telegrajih, ana some of them ake two copies. The usual rule Is for a man to do as much reading ns possible in ten or fifteen minutes, and then Land tho paper to the first one who spoke for it after ft passed into the reader’s possession. Occasionally some man will read aloud, and every little while his listeners will stop him, and briefly argue in their crude way about the different things of In ’the article which he is reading. There ora several reasons for the" Immense circulation and popularity of the Telegraph— one of which is its cheapness, and another is the service it is rendering the lower classes by Its sledge hammer articles in favor of Reform. It, like the Time*, is greedily purchased by news venders, from the ale houses, at hair price, on the evening of Its publication, and shipi>ed off next morning to country towns mid cities, where, although twenty-four hours behind, It readily sells for its original price of a penny. Its circulation ranges from 155,000 to ICO.OOO daily, and its profits last year were within a fraction of $200,000. It docs not publish an evening edition. Daring the American war It was one of the worst enemies the United States had within the limits of the great city of London, and a ru mor is enn-ent here among newspaper men that ils office was draped in mourning in less than five minutes after one of Reuter’s tele grams announced the capture of Richmond. From the Telegraph we cross Fleet street, and on the right hand, as wc travel toward St. rani’s we find. In the show window of nn office on the corner of Fleet and a filthy alley, the familiar physiognomy of rcxcn, and receive due notice, from an enormous placard in the same window that “Artemus Ward is in London.” But when we ask for items, the gentleman in charge of the office informs us in rather a polite way, that he has n’t any on hand. We make a more direct attack, and ask the gentleman about circa* Intion and profits, and he answers, ‘‘Well, the circulation gets a little bigger every issue, and the profits last year wore greater than we expected.” Find ing out that nothing can be made from Punch, we rc-croesFleet street, and, passing into a lane, see a crowd of newsboys m front of the dingy building in which THE STANDARD is printed. It is about time for tbc appear ance of the evening edition, and consequent* ly there is no chance to chat with any one connected •witU tbc establishment; bat a newspaperman of my acquaintance in* forms; me that the morning .and even* ing editions of the Statidard amount to about 85.000 copies, and that tbc proOts of the establishment last year were in the neighborhood of $125,000. The Standard was not particularly dilatory in its misrep resentation of the "North three and four years ago, and as it doesn't wear spectacles, u can't see many things connected with tbc Government o'f the United States to ad mire. In the same lane, and in the Immediate vicinity of the Standard, is the office of THE HERALD, a morning paper of slight influence. Its daily circulation is said to bo about 1,000; and Us profits last year are represented by a well inlormed party to have been SIO,OOO. A few years ago the Victualler's Associa tion concluded to have a newspaper devoted exclusively to their interests; and they cer tainly have a very able organ in THE MORXIKO ADVERTISER, which has a daily circulation of about 35.000. It is reported to me as having paid ail of its bills last year, at the rate ol twenty shilt lings to the pound, and that when a clean balance sheet was struck, the man agers made the comfortable dlscovcrv that there were £12,000 ‘Melt .over,” —$00,000, The Advertiser occasionally essays politics, but its great forte Is 44 vlttcls.” and the chop house keepers are ready at all times to make affidavit to the fact that *‘ it's the best paper In Lnnnon.” The aristocracy might feel slighted If I were 1 o give their organ the go-by, and as said organ is quite a email concern every way, I think It best to say something about it before the entire institution passes out of my memory. It is called THE MOBXIKO TOST, and Is, next to the Court Journal, the paper which the cream of society refer to when there happens to be a dispute as to whether Lord Dovetail walked in his garden for half or three-quarters of an hour on the day suc ceeding hU return from the Continent. The rest is au fait on such, matters, and a por tion of the cream say they prefer its nunkeyism to that of the Court Journal. A gentleman who professes to know all about London Journalism, Informs me that the Pott circulates only live hundred copies dally. Its yearly Income Is said by the same party to be about SIO,OOO. It is not really necessary for me to say that the Pott was de cidedly in favor of the slaveholders* rebel lion, but a brief mention of said fact may not be out of place. In point pf circulation, TBE BUN ranks with the Herald, and In influence Is paid to outrank tbe last named sheet; but it makes rather a ooor show, if common report Is to be believed, in tbe way of pecu niary success. However, It is reported to have more political honesty connected with its editorial department loan can be found in some of the larger newspaper establish ments. THE NEWS cet« credit m well Informed circles for a dally circulation of live thonaand, and for a yearly net profit of $125,000. It never pro fessed to carry as much sail os some of Its con temporaries, and as it has made a successful voyage thus far. tho chances are that It will reach a sale haib-ir at an early date; in fact, Us fortune may bo said to be already secure, for thinking people look upon It os certain, at no distant day, to be ono of the leading journals of this modern Babylon, f. so far ns the reflection of the real sentiments ol the English people may bo concerned; and some are confident that it reached that point sev eral years-ago. Intelligent Americans are aware of the bold stand which it made for the North while our civil war was "olng on, and they also understand the fact that many a good word is written In the chief editorial room of the Xncs for the Government and people of the United States. Thcconductors of the Xetct are not credited by their confrere* with a large quantity of genlos, but their writings are decidedly vigorous, and many of their arguments unanswerable. “Last, but not least." among the dailies of London, comes what Is popularly known as “ John Bright’s paper," THE STAB, one of the institutions which Bright’s followers “ swear by." Bright Is said to be a large stockholder in the con cern, and also a contributor to its edi torial columns. A genuine “Reformer," such as would be called a Radical in Wash home’s District, Is always ready to argue or fight In support of any assertion that ap pears in the Star; but about all tho reason that many of them are able to give for their belief is, “ I read it in tbe Star, and I know it’s so." The Star has a morning and even ing edition, and circulates about 80,000 copies dally. Information just received from a carrier pigeon, or from another source, enables me to say that the stock holders of the Star property divided among their own selves, on the first oflast January, a little more than $40,000. The Star is not particularly brilliant in appearance, bnt It’s as true to tho right as its name sake of tho north is to the sailor. And in its denunciation of tyranny it docs not approach tbe subject with boxing gloves, or gloves made irotn tbe hide of a id. It never compliments a tyrant by terming him “a week-minded individual,” but it comes out squarely, and says that such and such characters, in different parts of the world, are or have been grievons op pressors of their kind, and that they deserve a fair trial, a speedy conviction, and an early death. During the American war the Star acted Just as every man who know its antecedents expected It would act. From the firing of the first gun to the surrender of Lee's army, it was tue firm friend of the North, and many of its leaders on American affairs daring that period are said to have been penned by John Bright’s honest right hand. The weeklies of London are “ too nume rous to mention." but a brief reference to a few of the prominent ones may bo interest ing to some of the Tribune’s readers. One ol the oldest and best known Is the WEEKLY TIMES, which has a considerable circulation in the United Slates. This paper is not, as many suppose, a weeklv reprint of il s namesake, the Great Thunderer. It is printed in the Strand, more than a mile from the Times office in Printing House Square, and has no more to do Kith the Time* than the Tribune has with the Cairo Demo, crat. Its circulation is enormous, and its proprietors are said to be very wealthy. I visited the office yesterday, with a view of getting a few points; but, although I asked no direct question in regard to circulation aud profits, the office clerk, John Bull, jr., son of old John, was of a reserved disposition, and when ho kindly intimated that ho wasn’t paid “two pound ten" a week to answer foolish-questions, I left the office, walked into the Strand, passed through Tem ple Bar, and entered the office of TUE SPOUTING LIFE, one of the organs of the muscular brother hood. This paper Is published ‘Wednesdays and Saturdays, and the two issues amount to about 150,000 conies. Tbe yearly profits are *aid to be $20,000 ; but some good judges nut them at a much higher figure. When Ilee nan and King fought, a special edition of the SjyortiwjLife, amounting to 355,000 cop'.es, was printed and sold,' and on Saturday, the next regular publication day, 100,000 ad ditional copies were disposed of—making 543,000 copies in one week. dell’s life is Jn the Strand. Its circulation is reported to be less than that of the Snorting Life , and its influence with shonlder-*exerciserß is be lieved to be on tbe wane ; but at all of the institutions known as fighting houses—drink ing shopsjeept by retired and wealthy bruis ers—it retains Its old-time place; and none but men of strong nerve would, in such '• dives” as Nat Langham’s and Dirty Dick’s, say anything against it. LLOYD’S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER which was built up years ago by the late Douglass Jcrrold, nos a weekly circulation ol about 500,000. It possesses a good deal of literary merit, , >mt most of tbe work lu the editorial department appears, to an out sider, to be done with several pairs of strong scissors and numerous “ turns of the wrist.” But the slesors are evidently intelligent arti cles, for their productions are first-class. THE NEWS OF TEE WORLD Is a weekly of considerable reputation.and popularity. Its friends claim that it Is a belter paper tlian Lloyd's, but the generality of the middling class iu London appear to be of a different opinion. It is said to have a very large circulation, but nothing positive on this point seems to be known outside of the counting-room. Hiram Fuller alias Belle Brittain, forracrlv of the New York -1/irror, is publishing THE COSMOPOLITAN in the Strand. This paper is devoted to the supposed interests of the' people of the South, and Is very popular with eelf-esllcd rebels in London ana Paris. Within about two squares of the Bow street Police station is the office of THE ANGLO-AMERICAN, published by George W. Weeks & Co., for merly of New York. It pays well, is vcjt readable, and many of Its editorial.*; a i» though strongly in'favor of the Ueople’and Government of the United Statue, are copied by tbc Liberal portion of tbc London press, K.W.M. FROM EUROPE. Hr Atlantic Cable—Salting of a Steamer to Intercept Maximilian—Secretary Srwt.d'i Despatch to the French Foreign Minister. [Craig's European News Agency.] that a steamer has left Havre, to intercept the Emperor Maximilian on his voyage from Vera Croz to Miramar, to join tbc Empress Carlotta. Lisbon, November 30—Evening.—A largo United (States squadron la now concentrated off this port. LxvEnrooL,Novembcrßil—Evening.— The steam ship Java, from New York,arrived Ibis afternoon, after a vety rapid passage. London, November, 30—Evening.—It Is said that Secretary Seward sent a decisive despatch to the French Government on the subject of the evacuation of Mexico. London, November 30.—1 t is said on high au thority that Mr. Seward’s despatch touching the Mexican question, to the Minister of the United States at Paris, was communicated by tbo Latter to Napoleon, to the effect that the United States required Franco to fulfil her promises in regard to Mexican affairs. London, November CO.—The Imposing cere mony of unveiling the statue of Ponce Albert took place at Wolverhampton to-day before an immense concourse of people. The t*uocn took a leading part in the ceremonies, amid the cheers of the crowd. • Latest European Market. _ „ . LivncroouN-wcmberSO. The Brokers' Circular reports sales ol cotton for tns week or KVt hales. Prices decilr id daring the week. Middling upLinda ltd. Scales to-day, 10.00 bales. Mar ket* noting steadier. ItreadstuUi—declining tenden cy; Wcaiern mixed core 59s 6d. „ Lojtdox. jfovember 80. Consuls S3V for money, Called States 5-30 a *3*: Erie ►hire! 4f<: Illinois Central 77. Bullion In hank In England and France shows considerable Increase. The breadstuff* market Is weak. Wheat declined 3s per cental. Corn is unchanged: mixed Western is quoted at 59* fie. The provision market Is easier, bnt we note no par ticular decline in an; article. The petroleum market Is heavier; refined sold to-day at Is 5d yt la fid per gallon. London, November 30— Evtalng. Consol tor money close at SUV. Tnc following are me closing prices of American »*- comics: Pive4wcoUcs, «uh ; Erie Railroad aharcs, 46; Illinois Central snares, Tfi.v FROM tVASIUXGTOX. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Washington, December 1. THE WXLCOBE TO CONGRESS. . The welcoming banquet to Congress promises to be a very interesting affair. Judge D. K. Car ter, of Ohio, will make the address of welcome. Mr. Fessenden will reply on the part of the Sen ate, and Mr. Stevens on the part of the Bmse. Ben. Butler will respond to tho toast, “The Exec utive.' 1 The regular toasts will bring out the best talent in Congress. Many ladies will bo present. TUB WISStSSOTt LTV BBS. The Toulsiana delegation, to urge Congress to repair the levees of the Mississippi, the appropri ation for which was killed oQ so summarily at the last session, are again here. rnonsiosAL oonmamns ros ms un beetl- XJOCS STATES. A bill has already been prepared, and will be pressed upon the consideration of Congress, pro viding provisional Governments for the States lately in rebellion. * TAX OX BUXXIOS. The value of the bullion In lumps, bars, ingots, or otherwise, assessed during the fiscal year ISG6, la given by the Internal revenue return* at $51,359,H1. Of this amount, £70,032,593 was as sessed in the Pacific and Rocky Mountain States and Territories,' and the remainder, £11,336,730, chiefly in the Atlantic seaboard cities. It is esti mated that in the gold producing regions of the country, at least twenty-five per cent of the pro ducts escape assessment, and that of the gold as sessed in the Atlantic seaboard cities one-half is of domestic production. In view of these facts, the Internal Revenue mams, taking as a basis of cellmate the production of gold in the fiscal year of 1960, is calculated at £51,219,374. The produc tion of ISC, la estimated at £73£14,559, an increase In ISO 6, of £10,675,079. SATIOXAL BASS CTJHUEXCT. The amount of National Bank currency issued by the Comptroller of tbe Currency during the week ending to-day was £623,190, The total sum issued to date fools up £299,0*7,259, from which Is to bo deducted £2,013,932, being the amount of mutilated and worn out notes, which has been re- deemed since the National Banking act went Into operation, leaving tbe total amount of National Bank Notes now In circulation 5293,9yj,a27. THE PUBLIC DEBT. Statistics of ihe public debt show on increase from elzty-elx millions on January Ist, IMI, to twenty-five hundred and fifty-one millions on No vember Jet, 16G0. The debt reached Ua highest figure, $2,757,039.57, on the Slat of August, 1535, since which time it has steadily decreased until it has reached $2,531,310,035, at tbs date of the last monthly statement. [By Craig’s News Agency.] COTTON AND BUOAB TTUUDS. Washihotos, December I.—The Congressional Committee to investigate the cottou aud sugar frauds in New York and other custom houses will on Monday ask leave to remove the seal of secrcay trom their proceedings. It is rumored their re port wBl involve a number of high officials. cnauoxsor inhumanity befitted. The following Interesting renort has been far mated us by the Secretary of War In refntallon of the charges of Inhumanity concerning tho treat ment ol prisoners and soldiers at tbe Dry Torln gap., Uconcludes as follows: Tbe conduct of officers in each individual case mentioned, has been grossly and maliciously mis represented ; but this Is not wondered at, consid ering the source of the report. Immediately after the appearance of the article in question, a search was made in tbe quarters of the Chicago conspirator, Urubol, and among hla'papers was found a draft of the same letter ’hat appeared, ad dressed to Bradley & Johnson, who, it is pre sumed, forwarded it for publication Mr. Gmbul is represented as a very unreli able. self-wlifed, rebellions person, and w otild be anywhere else. Bis word cannot be oepended on in the commonest transaction of life, and having been deposed from the position of gardent-r, he has since endeavored to place the officers in a very on reliable light before Ihe world by trumping up charges against them for inhuman treatment or the prisoners. His charges, taking their foundation fiora the most trivial circum stance?, were enlarged and exaggerated to such distorted proportions, as only bU low and sordid mind Is capable of. Els diary shows that bo has been in secret com munication with rebel sympathizers North, and that he has been led to believe that strong measures would be taken for his release Bfa game then was to draw attention to the Tortogas, and the snppo»ed atrocities there committed, and through these Instrumentalities thus secure and enlist in his favor the sympathies of the public. He has miserably failed. 1 visited tho cells of all the prisoners there, and their cleanly and orderly appearance spoke welt for tbe care and vigilance exercised by the commanding officer for tho com fort and well-being of the prisoners. The prison ers receive the same rations as tbe enlisted men ol the post, ore neatly and comfortably dressed, and the labor required or them Is of a very light character, (Signed) R. U. Sheridan. Major General United States Army, HR. REWARD'S FRENCH DESPATCH. Mr. Seward box not vet received any answer to his long message to Minister Bigelow directing him to remonstrate against the long delay in re calling tbe French troops from Mexico. It is an ticipated Louis Napoleon Is not satisfied with tbe energetic tone of Air. Seward’s despatch, macb as be may desire to get oat of the Mexican scrape. pcofosed change in the revenue department. There wQI be a warm stioggle between tbe Ex ecutlvo end legislative Departments for entire control of rbe Revenue Deoartment, and a pro portion of the spoils. The Republicans will, tbcrctorc, attempt to detach tb s department fnm tho President's control. With this view, Jndge Kelley, of Philadelphia, Is preparing a hill to substitute for the present Internal Revenue Bureau a Department of Revenue nnder a Commissioner, to he appointed by Chief Justice Chase, who is to be authorized to make all subordinate appoint ments. REVENUE AND TAHITI. Philadelphia, December I.—A Washington special to tho Evening Jiulletin says: Several of the leading free traders state that Secretary Mc- Culloch is opposed to the tariff bill which passed the House last session, lie has Instructed Com missioner Wclis to arrange the new Revenue and Tariff bills so as to make them uniform in their workings. COLOHADO AND NEBRASKA. Senators from Colorado and Nebraska arc here. They have assurances that both Territories will be admitted this session. Should the Presi ded again veto tho bills, Congress wifi pass them over his bend. THE RECENT ELECTION IN MARYLAND. On the meeting of Congress It la rumored here that an Investigation committee as to the recent election in Maryland will be asked for by some ol the Republican members. DECREASE in PUBLIC EXPENDITURES. The TrcasHt's report will exhibit the gratify ing fact that the public expenditures for the fiscal year ending June 30,1 SCI*, 1 *, are about one hundred and fifty million dollars less than for the la*t year cf the war.eiialng June 30, IS-M, showing that while the expenditures increased rapidly from 1901 to

JSCS, they have already begun to decrease quite as rapidly, thus verifying tho prediction in Gen eral bohmer’s annual report that from that time expenditures would steadily recede from tho highest point then reached. A WASHINGTON MEDAL. Mr. A. J. Brazi- r, of Philadelphia, has sent to President Johnson, as a Thanksgiving Day me morial, a family heirloom, one of the medals struck in commemoration of (be resig nation of General Washington in I?J7- The head of Washington is a strong resemblance to that adopted by Hondon in Ins statue of the “Father of his Country.” The letter accompa nying the letter likens tho patriotism of Presi dent Johnson to that ol Washington. FRACTIONAL CUUUENCT. There was received at the Treasury this week frem the printers,* fractional currency amounting to $-125,0(0. There was shipped during the same time to national hanks $12?,Uh.07 ; to the United state? Depository at Chicago, $50,000. Total Despatches have been received at the Navy De partment to-day from Captain W. B. Reynolds, commanding the United Sia'es steamer l-acka wnna, under date lof October 12th, from Montcr cldcs, announcing his anlval there, all well on beard. Commander K. Simpson, commanding United slates steamer Mohican, under date of October 17th, reports arrival at Waranaham, Brazil, thirteen days from Barbadocs. INTERNAL REVENUE. Receipts of Internal Revenue to-day were SI,C2G,m&S. GOLD IN T7TE TREASURY. Gold is held by the Treasury to the amount of soo,W3t',W.y, ot which ?-2,50u,w0 Is on gold certifi cates. TATLNTV. Two hundred and ihiny-flvc patents have been Issued from the I’atcni Office for the week ending December Ist. Transcripts, embracing swamp tracts la Cali fornia amounting to over K>,W»O acres, have been submitted to the Secrcary of tbe Interior far hw approval as a preliminary step for issuing patents lor same to the State. MILEAGE PAID BACK. The Hon. X. C. Beaman, of Michigan, called on General Spinner, United states Treasurer, to-day. ana paid back Into the treasury over five bundled dollars, received during three years for mileage as a manner of Congress, In excess of whut he be lieves to be just, althougu the amonnthe received was computed according to tbe present Congres sional estimate of mileage. REBEL ARTE-WAtt CLAIMS. This morning two checks, given by cadets at West Point previous to the war, who subsequently joined the rebels, were presented at the treasury for payment. The matter was refened to the Sec retary ot War, wbodecidcdtnat tbe checks should not he paid, bat cancelled, and the amount re mined to the appropriation from which it was drawn. IEOH SEW TOEK. Mr. Greeley’s Chances for Congress Hope les*— I The I.mile* Working for aa Extension ol J-ullrnßC —A Wise Precaution Asalnst Unmocc from Horning Kerosene. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] New York, December 1. Horace Greeley’s chances for ihe United States ScnatorEblp ore utterly hopeless. III? late ad dress, coolly abandoning the colored people to their fa'e, and demanding nothing for them or for the nation, but everything for the rebel lead ers, has made ilr. Greeley friendless In the house of bis liienia. The Evening Pott says to-day te “tondson the same platform wl'b Ben. VJoad’a Poily j\Vu>« and the Richmond Enquirer. Ills not surprising, therefore, that while only three Republican Journals in (ills State snoport Mr. Greeley's pretensions to the Sena’orahlp, all the Democratic journals from the World onward sup port him and favor bis election. The ladies of this city are organising sewing circles to agitate their demand for the extension of suffrage. Rev. Dr. Chapin’s new and elegant church ed ifice on Fifth avenue has been coincided, and will be dedicated on Monday. It will be called the Church of the Divine Paternity. The destruction of a vast amount of property was prevented at the burning of the petroleum storage warehouse last night, by the action of the Fire Commissioners m previously carrying into effect the provisions of the State law. requiring ihal all oil warehouses shall be constructed with tills or raised brick walls, the height of two feet above the doors, so that oil in case of dre cannot escape. Fraud Indictment* Qanshed—Hank Officer Robbed—shipment* ui Specie—Fata! Ouar* rcl Ucnu'on Workmen. . New Yopk, December l.—Admiral Dahlgren, Generals Crittenden and Warren, and Mr. A. A. low and family were passengers on tbc Ocean to-day for California. The indictment against several master workmen in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, for defrauding the Government, has been quashed by Jndge Wilson, on (be ground that the indictment should have been found In the Southern District of New York. John N.Cockro't.ono ofthcofficialsotthe Nassau Bank, was robbed of SibOO in United States notes in Nassau street to-day. One of the thieves was arrested, but the money has not yet been recov ered. Ihe Erprtst says the exports of specie to-day were as follows: Bremen. Teutonia, $513; VJlle do Paris, City of Washington, £140,000; total, &tUI,S*L New York, December I.—The Democrats held a mass meeting at Cooper Institute to-night. Ad dresses were made by A. Oakvy Hall, Mayor Hoffman and others. The local election of Tuesday next is exciting very little interest. Tnl* afternoon Patrick Hannigan and Thomas Mullen, laborers employed on the new Herald building, quarreled, when Hannigan threw Mul len iuo the cellar and injured him so severely that be snortly afterwards died. The total registry in the city, which was com pleted at 9 o'clock this evening, elves us a total of over 103,0 CC registered electors. FROM. GISCOXATI. Death of a German Actor—J*approssi»D of an Obscene Publication—Opening ot the Sus pension Bridge—Fire. [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribane.] Cincinnati, December J. n. Ludwig Rankcrt, an accomplished German actor, died of long disease to-day. The anniversary of tho Polish insurrection of IS3O was celebrated last night, a floe supper, and intensely radical and patriotic speeches being the Older ot the night. A filthy sheet, entitled tho Bun Around , and dated St. Louie, bur In reality printed and pub lished in this city, was seized and suppressed by the police to-day. M. 11. Moos. P. Lapham, P. Tracy and William H. barton were arrested la the editorial den, and held hi SSOO cacti to appear for examination on Monday. The suspension bridge was thrown open to pedestrians to day, and thousands ot citizens crossed to the Kentucky shore over the rcrlal arch. It is over two thousand feet in length—the longest in the world. Tbe new and splendid Jewish Synagogue took fire from a defect In the beating apparatus daring services tbl* morning, and caused great alarm and excitement In tbc congregation. A rash was made for the doors, bat the onlv Injury was to the crlr ollne and gaudy bonnets. damage to the building can be repaired for less than SI,OOO. FEO3I MILWAUKEE. The Paris Exposition—Tho Case of the Lac La Belle-Site for the Sew Court House* [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Milwaukee, December 1. The Faria Exposition Committee met on 'Change this morning and elected Professor Hoyt chairman, with Instructions to visit ail the larger towns and chics of the State, and urge people to send forward articles for exhibition as early os possible. The Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad Comoany have given tbe necessary bonds and released the steamship Milwaukee, tied up at Detroit, for sinking the Lac La Belle. Iberc is every prospect of exculpating Captain TrosveU, of the Milwaukee, from blame. Tbe Board of Supervisors of Milwaukee County report In favor of the Fourth Ward as tbe site for the new Coart Bouse. Tbe question was decided by five ayes and four noes. So the Wcstaidc has gained an important advantage over the East. “ Sentence ol Prisoners in Philadelphia. PuiLADEzmiA, December I.—To-day tbe Conrt ot Quarter Sessions in Bulre, Judges Alli son and Pearce on the bench, imposed sentence on all prisoners convicted of various crimes in the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Mason Robctts, and the noted professional burglars, each received five years fit the connlT prison. Wm- A. Maguire, the murderer of Maggie Baer at tbe Continental Theatre tu 1564, was sentenced to eight years and six months lu the penitentiary. Newton Champion, the murderer of Mary Kear ney. In Juno lasLwas sentenced to be hang by Judge Allison. The scene was of an unusually solemn character. Champion paid no attention to it, hut dating the Impressive remark* of the Judge marched up and doom the dock, his eyes used on vacancy. He has heretofore sought to create the Impression that be Is insane. FROM ROCKFORD. The Promised Address ol Ana E, Dickin son PoMnoni'd on Account or Illness, [Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] Rockford, IU, December 1. Miss Ann E. Dickinson, who was to have de livered her lecture—“ The Dejected Stone*—ln this city hut evening, la qalte seriously ill, and will not probably be able to speak in public for several daya to come. the fesixs rebellion. 11,0 A|, amlc Cable—General Alarm and Excitement Concerning the Fenian Out* break In Ire'and—“No Mercy’* to be Shown to the Rebels—Captured Fenians to be Slaughtered ns Diseased Cattle— Additional Gunboats and Arms Sent For- Stephens Reported to he in Paris. Queen’s Hotel, London, November 27,1800. exists a marked and universal sensation here to-day, In consequence of the prospect of an Immediate Fenian outbreak In Ireland. The London newspapers of this morning, with the exception of the London Pji\ simultaneously express strung and bluer language against the Fenians, warning them that “no mercy” will bo shown to tbe persons engaged in the rising. The London Timet says that a rebellion In Ire land must be “stamped ont” as we (England) stomepd out” tho cattle plague; that Is by slaughtering the discared cattle. The London yieics says that England moat put down with a relentless hand any and every sedi tious movement, even if stirred op by her own The Loudon Telegraph says measures most be taken to render it certain that tbe very first symp toms of a revolt la Ireland shall be “stamped out ” with an Iron heel. The London Star says that the English people dread to be placed under the odious necessity of crushing oar any reb* I movement in Ireland. The London Standard says that the captured robber Fcnlars should be left to the extreme rigor of the jaw. and that there is no hope for them in Ireland from tbe United States. The London Herald , Earl Derby’s organ, refer ring to tbe condemned Fenians In Canada, says there Is no loophole to be left for the escape of fntnre offenders of that class. London, November CO.—Two additional gun boats have been despatched to Ireland, having aboard large quantities of ammunition for ser vice against Fenians. Dr bun, November 30.—50 far as heard, no new arrests of suspected parties have been made in Ireland. London, November 30.—1 t Is rumored boro that Head Centro Stephens, of tho Fenian organi zation. has lately arrived at Paris, where he Is now supposed to bo concealed. Action of the Brotherhood In thin Country —Preparations for tbe etacond Invasion of Canada—Stephens and Roberts Working Tocciber. (Special Despatch to the Chicago Tribune.] New Yobs, December 1. 1 cm pennilled to announce authoritatively, that tbe Roberts branch ot tbe Fenian organiza tion, so far trom abandoning the scheme for a second invasion of Cana*. Is perfecting a plan, tho final consumnUon of which win create a startling sensation. For many months past tbe vast machinery of the organization, which now numbers two hundred and fifty thousand members in Ihe United States, exclusive of the adherents of James Stephen?, has been secretly bnt vigorously worked oay and night, to secure ihe chances of success beyond 'ho possibility of a failure. A surprising quantity of arms, moni tions of war, ordnance stores, and all the essen tials of a decisive warfare, has been collected and so disposed as to bo ready far use at tbe chosen points of attack. The orgauization includes many thousands ofdleaScclcd Irishmen in Canada, reg ularly armed nud equipped, who will lend a most chcctlve co-operation ct the proper time When that time arrives, and not till then, will yon have intelligence of an uprising In Ire land. Stephens and Roberts are working togeth er in perfect harmony, each having his own ’part io bear In tbe practical work of effecting a com mon purpose. New; Yobs, December 1 —Fifty men were em ployed to-day at the Fenian headquarters repack ing arms and ammunition to facilitate shipment Several contributions of money were made to day. Officers organizing in the Western States report great success since the report of supposed armed uprising in Ireland. Buffalo, December I.— Tho Stephens Fenians organized here last night, when money and arms Wire donated. Tho Roberts Fenians present In sisted that It is useless to do anyUfing In Ireland at the present, and that Canada was tbe place to strike; but generally, all seemed desirous of aid ing the caute in any way. It wax stated that ex perienced officers were required for Ireland. The Fenian Plan#—How thcr Worlc— Whut Itlr, Stephens has Accomplished In the Culled States—la (ho C. O. I, B, In the Cltr or Has Be Celt 1 [From the New York Herald, 30th nil.] Mr. Stephens landed in New York on the 10th of May, ibGT—his purpose being to reorganize Fe nluni-ra in America upon a more secret basis. and to heal, II possible, the factious division? of the Brotherhood, which ;-ad been brought about by the quairel between (/Mahoney and Itoberts. taking room a temporarily at the Metro politan Hotel, ho assumed the direction of the (/Mahoney wing, deposing that tnnctlonary and Instituting a rigid In vestigation mto tbo conduct of Fenian atTalrs in this country. At that time bia plans were defl nlMy Used, and be baa not since swerved from them. They were comprehended lu a fow points. Ho calculated that, witu fifty thousand well-armed and trained men, ne coaid afiord to set the ball of rebellion in motion, and steadily maintained that two hundred thousand men were already well drilled and prepared to spring to arms npon his icturn, which was to he me signal of an uprising He made Ua prelim.nary to this uprising tha'. the American wing of the Brotherhood should be re organized, ana nut under his aosolute control and olrection. |which, so far as the O’Mahoney wing of the Fenians extended, was done. The Invasion of Canada w-s steadily opposed, as a diversion of funds and material from the legiti mate purpose of the organization, viz: the libera tion of Ireland, and continued to assert that before the first day of January, ISO", he would have olu-cted his return to Ireland and opened the revolution. The ctlat Stephens ovation at Jones’s Wood. May it, was made the occa-lon foe unfolding as fur as was practicable, the purposes the Fenian leader bad in vk-w. At Un.- meeting, after can rawing with some thoroughness the prospect* of success In a rebellion, Mr. Stephens said: * “But whether or nolihe snoport lie forthcoming from Ameiica. Delaud mu&r fight nest year. Upon you depends the question whether that fight shall begin with everv prospect ol success, or whether tiie conflict shall be more desperate than it need he. We have in Ireland 20o.uUrt men, who will spring to arms whenever I shall raise the stand ard of revolt. Of these, 60,C00 ore trained soldiers, who cannot be beaten m the field by any 53,000 men that England can pit against them. Before tne first day of January i shall be In Ireland, and the battle will hove begun.” In the assertion that be should be in Ireland before tee beginning of the new year, Mr Ste phens has steadily pereNted, even to his last ad dress to the Fenians In St. Louh>, about four weeks ago. A nrss TO ELUDE DETECTIVES. About two weeks ago a report of the sailing of Stephens was circulated ui the city by one of the dally papers in this city. The report originated with a member of the press, and was manufac tured rorsensßUoa. purposes. ‘the plan and man ner or pu.nnp together the hoax was formed and incubiicd In the prolific brain of the reporter— '.lOphens being privy to the transaction, and promising to keep himself out of sight until (he atlalr should have blown over. Unfortunately for the success of tbc hoax, however, Stephens was seen In his private office, amending to busi ness as usual, the next day. The canard—like many others whichbave been circulated In regard ,o the whereabouts of the Fenian Head Centre—was simply a rate intended to deceive the English authorities and enable Mr. Stephens to get offin safety when the hour of trial should be nearer at hand. For several days Mr. Stephens has not been seen at the Fenhn headquarters, &ud Fenian officials have steadfast ly rejused-to give any information In regard to him. Telegrams purporting to have been receiv ed from him have been shown, and the impres sion had been conveyed that Mr. S. had left the citv. This is in accordance with the programme agreed upon between Mr. S, and the reporter—also a Fenian—of the dally paper In which the canard was pi luted—the purpose of tbc whole being sim ply to mislead spies and informers, and enable him to slip off In disguise, while the detectives are looking for him In tbc wrong direction. Un less Stephens bos left America within tbo last week, he Is still in this city, awaiting bis oppor tunity to get of without being dogged by detec tives, of whom at least half a dozen were lurking about bis office yesterday, and carefully noting every movement of Colonel Kelly, his Secretary ami general adviser. Attbc Headquarters he has nor been seen for some days, although Colonel Kelly has been iu constant communication with him. WJIAT THE FENIANS HAVE BEEN DOtNO. Since the Rolterts’ fiasco and during the tempo rary lull tbat followed it, the Fenians were really working more IdiUgcntly than they bad ever been before. A regular system of collecting arms, old andpew, wherever they could bebouabtorbeg gca, was inaugurated and secretly carried on. If a Fenian knew where a musket or a ride could be bought, be was instructed to buy it and band It over to tbe] Head Centre. The Wolf Tone Circle in Brooklyn is known to have collected 1*33 muskets in this way in a single week daring the month of October; and an Idea of the vast nomlrcr of arms which have been gotten together within three months by the Fe nians, may be gathered from the (act every circle under the control of Mr Stephens throughout the United States, has been similarly engaged In sup plying arms and material, every individual pick ing up a musket or a ride wherever be could find one, and silently conveying it to headquarters or to the possession cf the Head Centre. Many have probably beta less successful than the Wolf Tone Circle; nut patting all together and making most liberal deductions, the quantity of material col lected since tbc first of July mast be perfectly huge in the aggregate, and will not at the least calculation tall short ofoO.lOO stand of arms. These have Lecn smngglcd into inland in email quantities—the idea of smuggling in any great quantity at a time haring been abandoned as Im practicable—and most or them have been con veyed to the North of the Island, and concealed among mountain fastnesses. THE OIIOCNDS roc SUCCESS. The plan of the Fenians, is In fhet. to begin the rebellion in the North, and those who suppose Dublin to be the centre of the Fcnrm movement aremutaken. Whenever tho ball is opened, it will be by the hurling of torrents of armed men from tho North upon the less barren hat less defensible regions of the South. Whether it will Miccecd Is another question. Stephens is confi dent of success, ac«T bases hla confidence upon three things: 1. The disaffection of Irishmen in the English 'army. 2. The calculation that England cannot within three months bnug more than 50,000 available troops against him. 3. The that he can put 75,000 well trained men inioThc field, leaving, as he asserts, a reserve of 200,000 more. Who Is to supply so vast an army with rations is a question "not ye: solved. Mr. Stephens ex pects, however, that the sympathy of tho Irfth will be with him, and that those who are left at borne wfll endnre untold privations for the sake of keeping the army m fighting trim. He reck ons the number of able-bodied Fenians at 800,000 In round numbers, and of these he declares every one ta a fighting man. TOISONNXL OF XU. STEPHENS. Personally, this Ibmenier of rebellions is small and exceedingly mild-mannered. About six feet seven inches m stature, he is so compactly built as to seem not more than five feet six. His com- Elexion is lair as that of a girl, and generally be i ofTather ettemlnale appearance, saving the nose and month, which ate exceedingly strong. Bis nose Is fully-developed Roman, and his mouth has a fierceness about ft which indicates dogged determination and perseverance. His smile is very pleasant, fascinating, and infec tions, ana lights up his whole coun tenance. Of the general contour of Ills forehead a just idea may be crolten trout any portrait of r-hakCFpcare. It is broad, lofty and hold—his long, silken, curling, yellow hair being always combed behind his ears and thrown back in ringlets upon his shoulders. Be talks quietly and composedly* and with some hesitation, as if he were weighing the force of a word before per mitting it to drop from his lips. In dress be Is usually quiet and fashionable, lias a large head and patrician hands and feet. xnx sssaxTiov tcstshdat. It is worth the while to say in this connection that the report to the effect that an uprising has already begun is scouted at headquarters as pre mature. Colonel llcfl'eruan, who controls in some measure the military operations, and Is deep in F- nlan secrets, staled yesterday that he did not believe that any actnal collision had as yet taken place. Although matters were fast verging in that direction: and It may be mentioned,also, that anv collision in small bodies would be in direct contravention of the orders of the Head Centre, whose intention was to cause, jo COO to rendtttout quietly and suddenly at a single point, and strike a heary blow almost without notice. With an army of 50,000 massed at a single point, he calculates that he will be able to gain a foothold before an army can be massed to oppose b:n, and to seize and possess himself of every stronghold in the North—thns Ifccominemaster of several strategic points, and make a base from which to prolong the war. A coll Mon may have occurred, but If it has. it has been by blundering mismanagement oaths part of over-zealous subordinate?. ... . .. das 6Trrnn»fl luttuxcitt? NotwithsiaioiDg the InduslrioaH courts of lead ing Fenians to nroducc the impression that Mr. Stephens haa Iff: the city, there la every reason for Bnpposlng that the Head ’entre is yet In New i ork, awaiting his opportunity to leave when no detective's eye I# open. That he will leave It within the next tec days—lfhe can get o:f no ob served—la very certain, and that be may have left withmtbelastis very possible. Meantime, ca nards and telegrams have been only manoeuvres to mash his movcmenle. FROM CANADA, A New Trial Dented to the Condemned Fe nians—Application Tor Appeal Uasnescss -Jnl. Tohokto, C. W.. December!. was delivered this afternoon in the cases of Lynch, McMahon, elevla and Schoal. There were not Pfvocnt in court, and no unusual Interest. In .McMahon a case, the Chief Justice expounded at length the law under which the prisoner was fried. After disposing of the objec tions raised by the prisoner's counsel to the counts of the Indictment, his Lordship read the evidence given at the trial, showing tho prisoner's connection with the Fenians, and elated that after a careful and deliberate consider ation he agreed with the learned Judge who tried the case, that although the prisoner came over with tbc Fenians o-tenflbly for the purpose of &du.iulrterlng spiritual consolation to the wounded, he was aiding and aistst mg In the act, aod was equally guilty. Affidavit, put tn by prisoner were then read, and their insufficiency for granting a new trial dwelt on. In conclusion, hfs Ixirdihlp stated he was of opinion that all grounds taken by the pris oner's counsel for granting the rule had failed, and had it been granted it would merely have Itecn wasting time and words to no purpose, as the Cook would not have made it absolute. After the most careful consideration, he could arrive at no other decision than to refuse the rule, Sir. Justice Bagaiiy then delivered judgment In the case of the Queen xersus Lynch. Haring re capitulated the objections (ertufim, he stated that he perfectly concurred’ la the views which had been expressed by the Judge, and having devoted renen care to the study of all the dldbreut points Involved and objections raised, be had come to the conclusion that no sufficient grounds had been made out to warrant the Court In granting the rule. ° Mr. Justice Warren delivered judgment lathe case of the Queen versus Schott, and stated that be concurred with the Chief Justice and Mr. Jus tice Hacaity. and that he hadnodonbt on the law of the subject, and must therefore refuse the rule. Mr. McKenzie then moved for leave to appeal. The Chief Justice said the Court had anticipated such a motion. Having refu-cd the rule they did not consider they would be warranted in granting the application. Chief Justice Richards delivered Jndgment in the case ol (be Queen vs. Slcnn, refusing to grant the rule on the same grounds as those urged by his learned brethren In the Queen's Bench. HIE TELEGRAM! IMBROGLIO. New York Associated Pro-s Despatches not Received by Chicago Papers— Farther Ac cessions to Mr. Craig's News Association. fCopr.l Chicago, December 1. To Mr. nankin. Superintendent Telegraph: Sm—All the daily newspapers in this city hav ing used Craig's news reports, you will please to withhold from all of them the reports from the New York Associated Press. Yours very truly, W. F. storet. Agent Now York Associated Press. Westxun Union Txlecuatb, ♦ , . Chicago, December 1, ( In accordance with instructions contained in the above, no copy of the New York Associated Press despatches will be delivered from this office to any newspaper m Chicago, It. C. Rankin. Washington, December I.—At a formal meet ing held to-day. at the office ol the Xadonal Intel- Ugtnctr* the editors and publishers of the Wash ington Ciiy newspapers unanimously resolved to sever their connection with tbc New York City Associated Press monopoly, and to publish here after only the news reports of the Culled Stales and European Telegraphic News Association, of which Mr. D. H. Craig Is the General Agent. The new arrangement goes into ecect at ouce. Boston. December I.—The Sunday Times and tho Saturday Evening Express will publish to morrow the news despatches tarnished by the united States and European Telegraphic News Association. FROH MEXICO. Juarez nod the Imperial Mexican Prisoners —The r*chemingH ol Ortega. (By Craig’s News Agcncy.J New York, December!.—Tho Herald's Mexican correspondence dated Chihuahua, November 7ih, says: "The policy of Juarez regarding those Mexicans whouave served in the imperial armies, and who may fall into his hands after the dual em barkation of the French, is slightly hinted ai la a communication of the Secretary of War of tho Mexican Republic to General Pavan, at Tnxpan. The secretary disapproves in slrong language of wholesale pardons to such persons. . ’‘Certain documents are published officially by the Juarez Governmenl, which throw.a tlood of light upon Ortega’s operations. The Utter has granted Ihe privilege of coining Mexican money m bon Francisco to a citizen of New York. Juarez being requested by the same individual to raUfy the permission of Ortega, It was promptly re- Virginia I'olltlcm [By Craig’s Nows Agency.] RicnstoKD, Va., December I.—At a mootin'? of the leading cilizcna of the Peninsular countl,? of > irginia, at Williamsburg. resolutions were unan- Imonsly adopted declaring that the Legislature which meets on Monday should at once call a con* ventiou, to amend the Constitution; in a manner adapted to the new state of society, ns it would he a shame to make their successors hear the losses hy the war. It la understood that Governor Pier* pont will recommend the adoplionof the Consti tutional Amendment in bis message. BLOOD! 7 AFFAIR AT MITCH ELLTIILB, TESN. A Negro Murders His Rival. A Desperado Attacks an OfUccr of the haw—One of the Desperadoes Killed and Another Mortally Wounded—A Justice of tho Peace Daugerouslr Wounded. {.From the Louisville Journal, November 29.1 We have hist learned from a reliable gen tleman residing near MitchellviUe, Tenn., tbe scene of a bloody rencontre, the particu lars of a desperate and fatal conflict between the ofliccre of tbe law and a posae of citizens summoned to assist them, aim a party of des peradoes who have long been a terror to that section. On Sunday last, about two miles from MitchellviUe, Tennessee, just on the Ken tucky border, two negroes, David Groves and Charley Givens, got into a quarrel about an ebony sweetheart, who seems to have in dulged In fair promisee to both, and invited attentions Irom both, through the influence of assurances given to each at their every call, that she would soon crown their clforts to win her love by giving band and heart In marriage. Whether or not it was true love that verified Us purity in obeying the adage that “the course of true love never did run smooth,” we cannot say. We cannot even allirm that any true love existed between the parties. The quarrel grew daily more violent be tween the lovers, until on last Sunday, the two foes met. A few angry words were in, tcrchanged, when the two came to blows that resulted in the stabbing of Groves, so s vercly that he died on Tuesday, the 27th instant. Giving, the homicide, was arrested, and taken before Esquire Samuel Byrum, on the 27th, for trial. A large and boisterous crowd was present, composed of the friends of law and order and a few lawless characters that were determined to defend the prisoner. Among the prisoner’s adherents were tho three desperate brothers, Press, Bill and. Theodore McDale. The latter outlaw has been the hero of so' many boldv depredations and infractions of tbc law that he assumed the captaincy of the band. The case was disposed of in the preliminary examination, and Girins was remanded to the custody of the officer for further trial before the higher courts. Bill 3lcDalc here inaugurated the anticipated difficulty, when Albert C. Byrum, the con stable in charge of the prisoner, moved to the arrest of alcDaie, and called upon the citizens present to assist. McDalc drew a pistol and fired at the officer, when a general fight ensued. Both parties were heavily armed, and ready for the encounter. The fight lasted fbr some moments, and ended with the killing of Press McDale, the mortal wounding of Bril ilcDalc, whose body was pierced by three balls, and the mortal wounding of officer A. C. Byrum, who was shot twice through the body and once through the thigh. Esquire Bryum was very severely cut on the head by a knife in Ithc hands of one of the desperadoes, but bis wound is not con sidered dangerous. Almost every man in either party received painful stabs or pistol wounds. We sadly regret the untimely Cite of officer Byrum, whose family we well know. Both the deceased and Esquire Byrum are among the most highly respected, and, indeed, among tbc most Intelligent and law-abiding citizens of that region of country. As faith ful offices .of tbc law, their services will be lohg remembered with gratitude by their neighbors. We condole with Esquire Byrum and wish him an early recovery. Both the gentlemen were well known among the machinists of Louisville, with whom they were once associated, and who, we arc sure, lament with their families the unhappy occurrence. John 11. Snrratt and the Conspiracy Asalort the Government. [From the Boston Advertiser, November 2L] A despatch by the cable informs os that the presence of John H. Surratt, under an assumed name, in the Papal army, which has been more than hinted at in several recent speeches, by Mr. Boutwcll, has been defi nitely ascertained, and that a formal demand for his extradition was made a few days ago by the American Minister ; that the criminal w’asarrested, hut afterwards broke fromhis guards, leaped down a precipice«nd escaped. If ever again American hands hold control of the life of John 11. Snirat, we trtlst that the case may be more skiilftally man* aged than at the trial of his fellow-assas sins. He stands as the only known repre sentative of a conspiracy which, though It was formed and culminated within the last two years, though six or seven of its mem bers have been arraigned and convicted, though the most acute legal minds have been employed to sift it to the bottom, is to-day wrapped in as dense and unfathoma ble mystery as covers any similar plot In the dimness of the middle ages. The ex tent of the general ignorance about It may well be gauged by the fact that of the two well known gentlemen who were put In charge of'the case by the Government, and studied it long and closely, one still de clares that Jefferson Davis was the chiet conspirator, while the other stakes his repu tation on the shocking and incredible accu sation that the present President of the United States was an accomplice in the plot. All the facts In the case are known to John Surratt, and to no other man who can be named; and with his person in oar posses sion, the nation could well afford to offer him his life, his liberty, or any other price which might be sufficient to secure It, to obtain from his lips the information which will shed the light of day upon the most difficult as well as the most interesting criminal mystery of oar time. Hitherto the Eolicy of those entrusted with the matter as been to disdain all Information in eluci dation of the problem from those who alone were able to give U; and Mrs. Surratt and the rest lie In the endless silence of the grave, while onr records are defaced by the testimony of facile perjurers like Montgom ery and Conover, while John Surratt sur vives there is yet a chance to repair the evil which, if he dies with his lips, scaled, may be Irretrievable. THE MEIEOKS. Dazzling Details of tbe Brilliant Dis play-Seven or Eight Xhoaaana Stars. Visible—Clowned Heads Savans and the People Generally oat of Bed—Di rection of tne Luminaries—Great Bri tain and Prance in Unanimous Con firmation of the Herald’s Despatch— A Child In the lalo of Wight bees more than Professor 100 mis, Ac. [From the London Times, November 15.) The fiery shower foretold by the science of America and Europe for the night of the ISth-Uth of November in this year was seen in full splendor yesterday morning between tbc hours ol twelve and two. From about eleven o'clock occasional meteors might bo seen gliding along tbc sky from cost to west, but these were only the aranf eourriers of the great legion that followed at a later hour. The numbers Increased a fter twelve o'clock wl A?i fi , rcat rapidity. From Paddington Green, a fairly open position, 207 meteors were counted between twelve and 12:30, and of thbse the greater number fell alter 12:20. Thenest hundred was counted during the six minutes that succeeded the half hour. Soon after this It became impossible for two poo* pie tocounttlie whole that were visible from this station; and doubtless from posi tions of a purer atmosphere, and a wider horizon, the spectacle was one of surnaa sing splendor. Indeed, from a wlndowat lligbgate, looking N. N. E., but with a cir cumscribed view, an observer counted 100 meteors in four minutes, between 12:32 and 12:80, and no less than two hundred in two minutes, between 12.57 and 12:50. As the constellation Leo rose over the bonscs north of Paddington green and cleared itself of haze, the divergence of meteor paths from a point within it became obvious, not merely in the directions of the streams that shot from or through the zenith, but in those that left their phosphorescent seeming trails in the sky toward every poiut of the com pass. Sometimes these rocket-like lines of light would glide out like sparks flying from an incandescent mass of iron under the blows of a Titanic hammer, but with the distinctive features, first of these lingering lines of illu minated haze in their track, and secondly, of their rarely appearing as If they originated In the region of the sky from which their courses evidently diverged. Sometimes the meteor was orange and al most red in its color, whereas trail seemed almost always, probably by contrast with the surrounding light, of a bluish hue. In one splendid instance the trail, after having nearly disappeared, to gether with the rocket-head that produced ft, became again lit up and visible coln cidcntly with a sort of resuscitation of bright ness in the body of the meteor. Now and then a little illuminated puff bail would ap pear In the middle of the constellation Leo, generally more or less elongated or elliptic in form, as It seemed to be more or less dis tant, and at the same time convergent from an Imaginary point that seemed about three degrees south by cast ol the star Gamma Lconls, and one, as near as could be esti mated to snch a point, was simply a star that waxed and waned and disappeared as one looked at it. Sometimes a minute point of light, like a firefly, would dart with an angular jerking motion and zigzag course hither and thither, but still us if away from Leo. Only about three meteors were seen during an hour and a half to take a direction mani festly opposed to that of these diverging multitudes. The meteors which shot to ward the western horizon seemed more bril liant and larger in their cour.-es than those which dropped into the eastern; indeed, very few seemed even to reach the roofs of the houses from behind which Leo had arisen. This was possibly only an effect of perspec tive, or it may have arisen from the curtailment of the view. As regards the long lines of light that lingered in the paths of the meteors, it seemed that gener ally they were more dense and brightest towards the middle of the visible path of the meteor, while the meteor Itself seemed brightest just before Its extinction, an effect po.-sibly due to an obscuration In the middle of Its course by matter thrown off from It. The meteors seemed also to lose velocity as they went; but this might have been the re suit ol perspective in those passing through the zenith. One singular feature In these celestial fire works was the rapidity with which the maximum of frequency came on and went off again. About two o’clock the meteors appeared to have become as scarce as they were at twelve, though they continued in smaller numbers till the verge of daybreak. From 12:30 or 12:4o until about 1:15 or 1:30 the heavens seemed veritably alive with stars, rushing in many parts of the sky. In groups of two or three together, or in imme diate succession on each other, seeming as though racing over the blue vault, except that their courses so rapidly diverged. f The cloudless beauty of the night near London was a happy circumstance, on which we may congratulate every “watcher of the skies, ’ r not only as allowing the forecasts of the astronomers to be thus signally and splendidly verified, but still more us having, we trust, enabled them to take such a store of facts regarding the nature of the light and of the motion of meteors, and so many simultaneous observations of them in differ ent parts of our islands, as mav lead to some accnratc knowledge of their laws and their nature, and add one more chapter to the sublime volume of astronomical physics. WILL NAPOLEON 111. ABDICATE A Rnmor to that Effect Current in Eu rope—lie In to Itcttlgn His Throne on the Clow of the Great Exhibition— His Reasons Therefor, Ac. [Correspondence of the New York World. J Fash, November 13. An important rumor has been in circula tion throughout Europe for sometime, which has just seen light iu the Paris correspond ence of a journal published in Kheulsh Prus sia. On the successful closing of the great exhibition in Paris next year, the Em peror Napoleon, it is said, will an nounce his abdication Irom the throne. The Emperor, It besides being too Ul to bear np any longer with the cares and responsibilities of State, is also a superstitious man, and fancies he sees In the recent checks which his diplomacy has received from Prussia, Italy, and America the forerunner ot successive and serious dis asters, and a hint that it is high time for him to retire from the scene if he wishes to re tem the reputation of being the greatest man in Europe. Moreover, as u stroke of policy, he conceives it would be better for the In terests of his dynasty to see his son flrmlv established on the throne during Ins own life time, when he could support him by his counsels and by the advantage of his great living inlluencc and reputation, rather than that at his death his son, unknown and unsupported, should have to struggle against the unbridled activity of the Republican and Bourbon parties. On the occasion of closing the great exhibition—a monument of the in dustry, prosperity, and superiority of the French nation—he would deliver a farewell oration recalling the acts of his reign—the unity of Italy, from the Alps to tho Adriatic; the pacillcatlon of Germany ; the establish ment of an empire in Mexico; bnt. above all, the results of that policy which, while maintaining France as the mistress of Euro- Eean nations, has been able to confer upon er, at the same time, tbe blessings of p-ace and ever-increasing prosperity. After his abdication, the Emperor would watch over the Interests of bis son, and would devote tbe remainder of bis life to the compilation of a complete history of France during his reign. Ido not ask vonr readers to believe this report, bnt 1 hold it out asnn additional reason for them to come to Europe next year In tens of thousands and witness the grand doings in the French caoital, the queen of cities. If no such sensational event as the abdication of Napoleon should take place, what will take placewill amply repay the visit. An operation has recently been pcrfocmed upon the Emperor, which was quite success til, he not being obliged to remain in bed or a single moment, and being able to walk mmediately afterward. It is generally un derstood here, though, of course, not print ed, that the Emperor’s disease was an inflammation of the lining of the passage from the bladder, caused by a poisonous discharge from the kidneys. The difficulty was removed by the introduction of a cathe ter. Ills being afflicted in this manner ac counts for his late depression of spirits and lowness of mind. It is nut nnlikciv that the disease will eventually rcsultin troubling him to such an extent that he will be un able to discharge any of the official dutiesap pertaining to his station. Dr. Guyon, who was burgeon to Louis Phillipe, and is still deeply attached to the fallen dynasty, performed the operation. With an honorable feeling, he declined receiving any fee for his profes sional services, but, in accordance with bis expressed wish that the kindness which the Emperor Intended for himself might be be stowed upon his son, who was also a member of the medical profession, on the same day M. Gcyon, Jr., was appointed physician In the quarter of the Tuilerics. PAPAL TROUBLES. miseries of the Papal Line. If Pins the Ninth should he driven again from Rome he will have the consolation of reflecting that he is not by any means the first of the long line of Popes who have endured the miseries of exile. The follow ing list, long as It is, docs not comprise all the Popes who have suffered from the vio lence of faction and of war: Pope Liberius was imprisoned by a hereti cal Emperor. Sllvcrius died in exile. Vl gillns was imprisoned and exiled. St. Mar tin died In exile, a martyr. St. Leo 111. was driven to Spolcto. Leo V. was dethroned and cast into prison. John XU. had to fly from Rome. Benedict V. was carried off into Germany. John XIII. fled from a Roman faction and took refuge in Capua. Benedict VI. was imprisoned and murdered by a Ro man faction. John XIV. was cast into the prison of St. Angelo and died of hunger. Gregory V. was compelled to fly from Rome by a civil tomult. Benedict VIU. was driv en from Rome by a faction. Benedict IX. was twice driven ont. Leo IX. was dethron ed by the Normans. Gregory VTI. went from land to land, ond from kingdom to kingdom, and died in exile. Victor 111. could not so much as taka possession of his See, and died at Benovcctnm. Urban 11. was restored by the French Crusaders. Pas cal U. was carried off by Henry V., and im prisoned. Gelasina U. was compelled to fly to Gaeta. Honorions 11. was com pelled to fly Into France by an anti-Pope who usurped bis See. Engeftins 111. was driven out of Romo by Arnold of Brescia. Alexander 111., on the very day of bis con secration, was cast into prison. He was con secrated, not In the Holy City, but In a vil lage church. He was obliged to enter the mountains for safety. Be passed his time wandering from Terracini to Anago!, from Anaeni to Tnscnlum. Urban IU. and Greg ory VIII, could not even take possession of Rome. Lucius IU. fled to Verona. Gregory 111. was compelled by an insurrection at Rome to retire to Perugia. Innocent IV- to Genoa. Alexander IV. fled to Viterbo. Martin rV.nevercnteredßome. Boniface VIU. was a prisoner at Anagni. Then came the great western schism, which lasted seventy years, during which time seven popes reigned in Ivlgnon. Urban VI. fled to Genoa. Inno cent VII. fled from the factions In Rome to Viterbo. Gregory XI. fled to Gaeta. John XXIU. fled from Rome. Eugenios IV. •was besieged in his own palace by an anuPope and was obliged to fly to Florence. Still more recently,almost in onr own times, Fin# the VIL was held in captivity by the First m. Napoleon. The Catholic sovereigns in fact, « have seldom scrupled to make war upon the 1 Pope when it seemed to be for their interest j| to do so. Y r THE GLARK-NURTON CASE. Jehlel F. Norton Again Under Arrest— His Application fur a Discharge. THE COUBT ON THE DUTIES OF GUABDIANS. This case came np again In the Comity Court, on Saturday, before Bon. James B. BrauweD. It will be remembered on tho first day of No vember, Sir. JchM F. Norton, wbo had been ar rested *td given Into tbc custody ol the Sheriff for con tempt of Court, In not complying with the or der of Court in showing cause why be should not be dealt with for contempt in not furnishing the proper account and report concernin'- his guar dianship of Miss Grace Josephine Clark, his step-daughter, was released from custody upon medical certificates showing hia health to be bad The time for the approval of the account by tho Court having crpiled on Friday, npd tho account not being |yct filed, the Sheriff ou Saturday exe cuted the order of the Court and again arrested Mr. Norton. Application was made to the Court during tho afternoon for a hearing, when Judge Bradwetl ex pressed a willingness to re’ease Mr. Norton, when 'he shall not only showan inclination to be c«t, but should put himself in such a that he cannot be dishonest.'' In pursuance of ' the intention so expressed, the Court assigned* for discharge* 01 for “ e bearing of the application o*clock 0 * cl ock Mr. Clark, attorney from Mr. Norton, presented the following application: F. Norton, humbly complaining, represents unto your honor that not wgnplylsff whLJthe order of this Court that he file his inven»ory and account, as the late •** clan ol the said Grace Josephine Chrk.hcrctoiore * made by this court, in this cause he was not in. hnt that P J C 0^ tem Pt Of said Court; but that he intended in good Cuth to comntv with gJS «i 4 .«St'SSS filed by him In this Court. That he has now filed his account and inventory, and made and filed his report in connection therewith, and has, m good faith, and according to the beat of his ability, complied with the said order of said Court in Si ; things, aid that in oruer to more full,- protect the said Grace Josephine Clark tgal£t P the aer- ; oral mortgages made by your petitioner ] noon the property of . sail Grace rjosephine Clark in a final settlement with he- of bis account as guardian of said Grace Josephine Clark, and from her attaining her majority till the present date, your petitioner has made and de.lvercd to the said Grace Josephine Cart a mortgage, for the sum of seventeen thon-aud dollars, upon his own real estate; having there- - fare fully complied with the said order of this Court, as jour petitioner fully believes, and ba“ < lug dote all things necessary to be done to fully - protect the said Grace Josephine Clark, and bet said estate, your petitioner would respectfully ask to be relieved from arrest under the order for arrest heretofore entered in ihn» erase " With the application were filed wu inventory • account during micomy; account since theiua tSAS.SsS£ 1 '“ d acct ’”p“r to - »r Mr. Clark. *'\\c have the bond and mert'rage. IMsrekasV* rCad7loexca,te 111 can get Ihe Court. ‘‘Tte difficulty with this affidavit Is al agtod deal of It is not true. It Is not true that he 6 V^2 o9 l? in 0121 account itut he bad com-‘’ i,a plied with the order of the Court, Because he was served with an ardor afterward* to show cause why he should not bo dealt with the order, and he never paid auy attention to Chat ord! r, to that it is not. true, as be states hero tnat be bad no Intention to evade , the order of ihe 3 wool <l ß l3te, in reference to that, when he tiled the account ho thought that he was comply im with the order of the court. That u what he tells me.*’ 7he Court. "He dees not show why he did net come and answer the citation." Mr. Clark. "lie slates that he never was served with that process." The Court. "Then he cannot speak truly, for ho has* acknowledged it in open court. (To the Deputy Shctln:> Mr. Galj-tn, did you sene It"’ Mr. Galpin. "Yes, sir, pe»sooalnr.” The Court. "How much u this real esiato wont, that be oilers to mortgage 1" Mr. Clark. "I understand Mr. Borden thicks the teal estate meulioted In the mort-'a'-e is worth at leastsl7,ooo beyond liicumbrancla'" Mr Borden. "I till*. rviih Mr. Komrn’s brother Joining In the bond, it U worth tha» " The Court. "How much is the real estate woithMr. Norton took!" Mr. Borden. "Nearly everything she had. I * suppose it is worth $(55,1*0 or ■Jhe Court. "Ihe ward’s interest;" Mr. Cloik. "1 don’t know but we have spread a paper on the record ol this Court which anreuuu tn legal eLect to a declaration of trust.” ItcCorrt. "Istterenolanotherdeclaratioa of • ke holds the properly iu tru?i far Mrs. Norton I Mr. Clark. ‘*l (Lin?. there Is. Lnt here is a farmer declaration of tnwt which must modify that other one, and at least it woni.l have the effect of chowieg an additional declaration treat.^ The Court. “ The bond should also sav th.it be should appear from day to day In Court and abide the oruer of the Court. He has col to settle this account right along ” Mr. Clark. “ That is a very difficult thin- ” The Court. “Not very difficult.” " Sir. Clark. “If a clause of that kind should ho added, and if he should fail to appear io Corut oa any one order, the bond would be violated." ’ihe Court. “We want something to secure his presence here. Now bo is where he is safe, and 2 we find he is a difficult man togttin, and 1 calculate when be goes out we shall know where he is. In© penalty of the bond ought to be at least soy,uoo.‘* Mr. Borden. “The property is worth, accord- Ingto the estimates wo made, SOT»,UPO or |TiV4).i ” TheCoort. “In Ihe settlement 131 lb!* account he has to pay over whatever U honestly due. This land has been taken away from the ward, and he has also issued a declaration of trust to Lis wife to the caect that he holds it for her. There n ;*t he some security, and we will say Sic, idv; that, perhaps, will be sufficient. I think I shall fine Mr. Norton also, for he has shown no disposition to obey the process of the Court. Now, If you de sire to rvlea* c him, fix up the papers.” TLe bond was then drawn tip, conditioned that Mr. Notion pay over whatsoever balance ba found due to 31is& Clark on an accounting, and mat he attend upon the order ot the Court, and abide the ls?ue, subject to bis rlcht of apx»eal. The mort gage was then changed, to be for the sum named ir. the penal bond, nuk upon the following de scribed property.: “j-nWotsl, 4, r, 6. 13, n and IP; subdivision oflc-ts Uo 0, both Inclusive. block 3U, Carpenter’s Addition to Chicago; also, lots 11, 12-I°* l?. 20 and2", jn J, L. and 11. B. Cumin’s subdivision of block 45,- In Carpenter’s Audition to Chicago; also, lot SI, jo aald subdivision, block 48.” ilr. Clark. “We expect to show that the ward is indebted, by the account.” The Conit. “It looks bad In this case, ?o lar as the record shows that ho has taken a comvvauce of land. In fcls own name, ol all tLi? proper- Mr. Clark. “Iflaronol Incorrectly Informed. It was done hy the advice of bis aitoruev, and dene lor another object than to injure the ward.” Mr. Borden, “I would state 1 was not her at torney then.” " Mr. Timothy Norton, b. lug o Sired as snretv, was sworn as to hla qualifications, and asjbllows; The Court. “About how tnacb do von con sider yourecll woi tbi” A. “I consider myself worth 51-23,000 In the < Stnte of Illinois. The Court. “Overand above debtsi” A. “ Yes.” The Court. “Areyonbcavilv Involved?" A. “.No.*’ Tbc Court. “How much do you think you oveY” A- “1 don’t think I owe os much as that bond, individually.” The Court. ” Dave yon reel estate in Chicago;” A. “It Is not real estate. I own LMO share? In the Chicago <t Alton Railroad, which Is above par and bonds.” The Court. “Yon are worth SIS - J,O(JU over your debts 1” " A. “Yes, to the S*ate of Illinois; more than that In Connecticut beside.” Mr. Borden. “You arc largely engaged In man ufactories r A. “Yes.” Mr. Borden. “In what!” A. “Cotton and wool mills.” . Mr.’®. F. Norton was then brought into court, and being sworn be was examined by the Court and made answers a? follows; The Court. “In your application here to be dis charged yon set forth that yon bad tx* intention of dboheylngtheprocess of the Coart. Notv. this order to enow cause was served upon yon and you never answered, llow do yon explain that *" Mr. Norton. “I-did everything*! supposed It was ntce«sary to do. I did everything my attorney supposed was necessary. X did not think there had been any more to do. There had been a ?rcat difficulty In gelling the account, tis virtually toe same account as was rendered three years ago. There Is no change in them ex* ; cept seme items left out because some of them were not supposed to be legal, it has undergone sever.! changes to meet the views of the Court.” The Court. “Ton don't understand me. you bad filed that account there was an order served on you to show cause in wilting within five days atrer service of a copy why you should not he dealt with for contempt. Yon took no notice of It. How do you account for that f ” A. “Judge Higgins was my adviser, and be was away. 1 supposed be would be hack. 1 ex pected him, and to advise me." The Court, “ Judge Higgins could not he your adviser: he is your ward's.” LA. “He was. I relied on him for legal advice. I did yield him for a moment to my ward, be cause she had to bare somebody, ana I went (or her to my own adviser, and be was to act for her.'* The Court. “That Is rather singular In such a a case, but you don’tju all explain why you did y sot make any response to the Court.” A. “What was the order? X did not know. I knew that the account was here. Was it not;” Tbc Court. “An account so-called was here and there was an order screed on you to show cause why you should not he dealt with for con tempt and yon never came near tbc Court.” A. “Well I had no attorney other than Judge Higgins and he was away, and It was understood X could not appearfn Court without an attorney.” [We are reliably* Informed that Judge Higgins was not only not the advisor or attorney of Mr. Norton, but that ho at all times unqualifiedly re fused to act or appear for him In any way. We have been mfonned by witnesses who were present at the time Judge Higgins was retained t > act lor Miss Clark, that he then and there stated to both Mr. and Mrs. Norton that he could not and would nut represent any other person, and that if either of the parties expected aim. In any manner to represent any other than Miss Clark's interest be would not be retained In the case. Judge Biggins had before tula refused to act fur Mr. Norton, and he (Norton) bad employed Mr. Perry as h!s counsel, who appeared tor him on several occasions. The Court. “Well, no yon understand that I Jon are discharged it will V your duty to appear ere from time to time as directed by the Court until the Court has approved your account ? Do you understand what I say to you.” A. 44 That X must appear here ?” Tbc Court, “from time to time, if this matter 1 Is continued, you mast appear until your account Is approved.” A. “Yes.” .■ Tbc Court. 44 Are yon w Illing to do this !” A&' A. “1 am willing, If lam able to do it.” —<s^ The bond being read to him—• Mr-Clark. 44 Are you willleg to sign that!” A. “Yes, air.” The Court (presenting the report with declara tion of trust.) “You hi»ve signed and acknowl edged that with an the interlineations in regard to this property.” A. “Yes, sir.” The bond and mortgage were then signed. Mr. *Waltc (hrvtng lately come into the room.) 44 1 want to say that the family want these matters fixed np In eneb a way as is right I hive mads this proposition to the gentleman on the other side, that we should select some good disinterest ed person who will take these accounts. Includ ing that decree fbr dower.whlch is called in ques tion and do what is right in the matter.” Mr. Borden. “I am opposed to any arbitration.” The Court. “The Court Is the party selected by the law for tbs settlement of these matters, ana there Is nobody else has Jurisdiction to do tho duty of (be Court. The Court vdll give it Lis attention.” _ • » Mr. Watte “There has got to be proof taken East I suppose.”- ihe Court “ Yon nay take that bv deposition. .The time will have to be set for this hearing [ under the bond, and this matter must be kept right alorg until It is settled, and it must be set tled within a reasonable time.” The bearing was set for December I3ta next, and the following order was entered of record: Mr. JehielT. Norton, who Is in custody, pre sents an toventoiy, ana an account, as .guardian, which he claims to be a full and tree account, ana also presents a written declaration, that he holds the real estate therein speci fied for certain pnrposes, included in which Is the purpose of securing certain trusts mentioned therein, and represents that he cannot now go into the hearing ol said account, and a*ks that he may be discharged itom custody, and that the hearing of said account ba set down fur « future time, and In consideration of the execution ' ofa penal bond In the sum of 540,000, secured bra -mortgage, conditioning, (as above), it is or d«red that ho he discharged from custody, and thattho heartngof the aforesaid accouatbe set for the 12th ear of December, at 10 o'clock a m and that he pay the costa of this proceeding.