Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune, February 3, 1867, Page 2

Newspaper of The Chicago Tribune dated February 3, 1867 Page 2
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HtveyourpasaENTaodfuiare address Money, by Draft, Expreaa. Money orders, or la Bactvtemiljeuer».aaybeae&tatoarrlak. Addrws. TRIBUNE CO* Chlcaco. 111. SUM)AY, FEBRUARY 8, 1807, A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. Four of tho six weeks of the session of ibo Legislature have passed and no measure of general legislation has yet been acted upon. The canal measures, tho railroad measures, ihc college fund, the penitentiary, the ele vator question, and all the great Chicago bills have yet to bo acted upon. Either of these leading measures is of far more impor tance than all tbe private legislation of tho session, and &t present U looks as If all of them would ho overslaughed, or acted upon without deliberation In tho expiring hours of Ihc session. There Is, however, one measure which wo hope will not bo lost, and that Is a proposi tion for a Stale Convention to remodel tho Constitution. Upon this subject there Is no room for discussion. The voice of tho poo plc and of all parties is unanimous. Demo crats and Republicans alike concede the ur gent necessity that wo have a Conven tion with os little delay as pos*l hie. Tim point ot dllfcroucc is not upon the propriety'of having a convcolluu hut upona qucsilon as to the power to call one before. IStW. Wo have contended, and wc think tho Jndlclal minds ol thu State agree with us, that tho legislature may submit the question of having a convention to a vote of the peo ple,—tbe vole to he taken at any time desig nated by the act. There arc those however who think that tbe Constitution in prescrib ing one time for taking such a vot*, has pro hihited its being taken at any other lime* They concede that the Constitution could a clansdMimlttug tbe call of a Con vention to ooce > in two, three or five years, take from the people the right to amend tbclr Constitution whenever they please; bnt they think that because the Constitution says that the vote upon such call shall be taken two years after it Is ordered, that the people have no right to vote upon the ques tion in any shorter period. This argument concedes that the Constitution cannot do directly what it is claimed It docs Indirectly; and that while a direct prohibition of a con vention for two years would be voidable, an Indirect prohibition of the same character, is an adamantine chain upon the necks of tbe people. The Legislature might pass an act pro viding that in April next, there be an elec tion held in this State for delegates to a State Convention to remodel the Constitution; and that at said election the people should vote for or against holding such Convention. If a majority voted against the Convention, that would bean end of the matter j if they voted for It, then the popular order for such Convention would be as complete as it could be If the election was held In November, ISCS. The Convention conld meet this sum mcr and the Constitution could be voted upon by the people next November. Or, the .Legislature may order that at the general election in November next, the people vote upon the question of Convention or no Con vention, and elect the delegates. In the one case, two years will be saved ; in the other, one year will be saved. Either saving would be of great value to the people, and be of Im mense relief to the general Interests of tho State. We hope the Legislature will see the propriety of adopting the measure in one or the other of these forms. But there is a class ol men who areal ways captious upon what they think Is a nice constitutional point.* Men who to be per pendicnlar, prefer leaning to the other side. These men having once declared their opln ion that tho people have no right to vote upon holding a convention except at an elec tion for members of the General Assembly, will think it statesmanship to adhere to that opinion. There may be some of this class of men In the Legislature, aud there fore it may be necessary in order to secure a convention at all, to yield to the postpone ment, and have the convention in ISG3. Let ns have the conventlon lhis year If we can; next year If It is demanded, or in 1809 if we can do no better, but let us have it. We can have no convention without legislative ac tion. If the Legislature adjourns without providingfor a call, then the subject will be postponed two years, when the same diffi culties will exist that now arret tall action. Wo pray the Legislature, in the name of a suffering people, not to adjourn without providing fora State Convention. fCRREMA CONTRACTION, Betweed May and December of the present year legal tender compound interest notes become dne to the amount of about one hun dred millions of dollars. These notes are held principally by the National Banks os a part of the teserro fund of twenty-five per cent of their circulation and deposits which the law require* them to keep on hand. The withdrawal of this large sum would bo equivalent to a contraction of the currency, in addition to the lour millions per month authorized by law, of one hundred millions, for the reserve fund of tho banks would re quire to he made good by that amount of greenbacks. The Impolicy of so largo and so sudden a contraction, Is admitted by nine out of every ten men in the West, if not In the United States. Our Wash ington despatch of Saturday announces that Secretory McCulloch and the Comptroller of the Currency have agreed upon a bill to pro vide for the Issue of temporary loan certifi cates bearing four per cent interest, to take the place of these compound interest notes, so that the redemption of the latter need not cause the sudden withdrawal of a hundred millions of legal tenders from circulation. This Is gratifying intelligence, as It relieves the country from a stifling apprehension o disaster from that source. in this connection we publish the follow ing interesting letter from one of the best informed financiers in Chicago to a capitalist In Europe, which wo commend to the atten tion of members of Congress: “Id New Yotk there have been several failures of nock dealing firms, and In view of tbe steady ti.i] large decline In values, it is really a wonder that the disturbance has sot been more serious. “She truth if. Congress has shows bniUtUe dlfpositlon to Issqc any money to replace tbe legal lender compound interest soles, which mature from May to December, to the extent of about one hundred millions. At first glance that does cot appear to be a veiy serious amount for a country vltha currency of nine hundred millions aaainst a paper circulation of two bundled and twenty millions befi«io ihe war—as Congressman Morrill rtau dit bis speech a few days ago. If Mr. Mor rill bad been correct redly, as be is apparently. Hie reduction of one hundred millions wou’d be a very desirable tnlug, but, for the following reasons If earned om tbl* summer, It will certainly pro duce dbastroas results. Of course, Mr. Morrill is correct In earing tbit before the war war the paper currcncr was ISS*.OOO,OOO and that x.ow we have say (050,00 '.003, but from the latter amoui:t he omitted, possibly from partisan mo tive*, the following deductions necesiary to a fair comparison of tbe amount of money In circula tion attbc respective periods: Ist. Before the war the banks kept, at moat, hot a fair working balance of cash—now, the law compels them to bare always on band. In legal tender mono, 25 per cent of the amount of their circulation and dtpotiti. Thu S 3 per ocot of 11a blii'lcc at present amounts 1225,100,000, which it may be said they have to maintain in reserve be yond tbe cash dally to nee. 2d. Before the war tbe Government did not re quire to keep much money la Its coffers, but new, from the heavy amount of taxes and of disburse ment/. there is always, either In the bauds of Government or held to meet its checks, or kept in pocket to miet taxation, at Iran IIOO,OtK),&Oy In currency, besides an amount in gold larger than was held priTlomly by {SV'OO.OUO. Sd. Tbe enfracdihemfcßt of the negroes to a rlpht to their own hanos, change, tctallj the whole system of finance for a population often millions You are aware that in the Southern Stales It was not customary to arc almost any money cxcc-n In the cities. Planters paid no labor, ana they got their supplies of everything else on credit, to be paid tor when they brought ihrir cotton to market. AYir the laborer hu to be paid monthly and the supplies, bought lor cash of Northern shippers, have to be«oldrorcash to the planters, thus giving a new use for $^5,000,000. 4th, The country, in the past five or els years,' has expanded at a very rapid rate. Bis or seven new and dis'ant Territories have been occupied and organised, which, from their distance, re quire a larger proportion ol currency, to the ex tent 0fr25.000.00U at least. “slh. Last, not least, is the amount of cold and sliver then In circulation, in the whole country, which at a low estimate most bare been one hun dred and flhy millions; all together tneUng b Lc hundred millions; to be decocted, and leaving tbe correct propcrtton of money in circulation to-day, as compared with 1900 as three hundred and fifty millions to two hundred and twenty mil lions. “ily estimates are, I think, moderate, but as there are Influences and divergencies which can not be particularized in a short letter, I have said nothing about tbe change in the North from eix and nine months credit in commercial transac tions to sixty and ninety days; neither hare I taken Into account tbe present high prices. Part of the Increase of price 1 have a tight to deduct, because from the Increase of'gold in the world, and still more from the heavy system of awi in this counlry, no specie basis canbrirgprtces back to any dose approximation to those current In 1860. “fritter,we have proportionally only H 80,030,000 more mosey thsn we bid In 18 "0, and If Consn-a make no Issue of mosey to replace tbe compound Isterc'iiotor, wish 'be ore«e -*'y contracilnctce otbtr Isaoe four millions of dollars monthly, she whole anrplni roa;d be wiped offbelorc ths ci.d of ml* jew- t • - This process or redaction, ITsorcad ofer Wo or three years, might bc.bptnc, bnt If comjeaaed . into one,would certainly iceolt more-dl*s,tw,nsly than aoyiblng (his comityJusyatcorf* lulnneh, except, perhaps, the.crisl j Qf.JRCT. EveVtbe pos elbUlsy of making acch ■ sudden redaction la questionable. . ' i. , i - ‘Conifrw, «o far, has shown lltUe favor to tbe Idea or Issuing iwtd montv in lieu of mtlunng - compounds; btit'vrheo they, have time to look at the teal poallloo, they can hardly-adjonra wlihont paaslr.g rome of the measures now talked of to avert what now certainly'threatens ha. “I mention ttqao tblncs fully that you may -have some tdea of the money marketln proapcct In this country, and perhaps It la an explanation of the terrible decline la since the tint of November last, as the statements oltho How York Banks show, that (bey are already strcnclhcnlre tbclr position. •‘Ontll the action of Congress on this subject takes shape, It Is of little use to refer to the valna of stocks, boeds or other property la ! this country.’* *nß WABEnoifSB QUESTION. The news comes from Springfield that the warehousemen are making every effort In their power to defeat any measure to protect the public against fraud and extortion In tho handling of grain; that for this purpose they have combined with the Railroad lobbyists; that two Senators who were friendly to the bill In tho beginning, have already been "con verted" by the arguments of tho representa tives of tho warehouse monopoly; that pure reason is not by any means the only argu nent used in the attempt to seduce members from tbclr duty; that the warehouse bill, In ftet. Is In Imminent peril, and that unless tho people move la tho matter Us defeat may bo accomplished. A desperate and persistent dibit will be made to gala over tho Senate to tho monopolists, because It is easier to influ ence a small legislative body than a largo one,'and If the hill goes to the House Its defeat there will he more laborious and more expensive. By wlmt influences tho lobbyists have already dleclcd the conver sion of two Senators, wo do not know. By what means they expect to change the views of other Senators wo do not know. But tho people want this hill to pass, and tho public Interest demands that It shall pass ; and If, uuder Mich circumstances a sufficient num ber of conversions are effected to defeat It, tho people will believe that these changes were not brought about by honest meads, but by corruption and bribery; they will believe that there are men in the Senate vllo enough to barter away the public welfare and violate their own consciences for money, and that money and nothing else has been thu means of thwarting the public will on this question. If tho warehouse business Is not a monop oly ; If It Is conducted fairly and honestly ; If there is no “scalping,” no fraud, no unseem ly tricks, wo should like to know whence this mighty effort to defeat tTblll which pro poses to open the business to competition, to prevent tricks and frauds, and require an open and fair method of management ? If the warehonsemcn do not cheat, why should they oppose an act to prevent cheating ? If they always really deliver the actual amount and grade of grain received, why should th*-y oppose a law that simply requires them to do just those things? If they do everything fairly, why so violently rc.-ißt a demand that they shall make a public statement of their transactions every week ? These are questions it would be dif ficult to answer. By their very opposition to the reatonablo requirements of the pro posed bill, the monopolists, in some measure, confess all that has been alleged against them. The question is whether Senators will take the responsibility of sidinir with them against the people. The question is, whether the agents and advocates of oppres sive monopolies shall have more weight and influence in tho Legislature than the will and rights of the people. We do not know what view certain Senators and Representatives may take of the subject, but we do know what their constituents will think of it. The defeat of this measure will call dowu on the heads of those who fall of their duty the indignation of honest men, and the vengeance which a betrayed people know how to visit upon the heads of those who betray them. If the Legislature ad journs without providing for fair competi tion In the elevator business, and Intro ducing an effectual remedy against fraud In the handling of grain, they will hear thun der. The people will be fooled only once in this matter. The railroads find no diffi culty in going to any part of the city to meirs freight without extra charge. Why should they not deliver freight at any ware, house which has a track, upon receiving tho actual cost of such delivery ? THE INSANE HOSPITAL. A spirited and highly Interesting discus aion occurred in the Senate on Thursday on the bill to appropriate money for tho sap port of the Jacksonville Insane Hospital lor the next two years, and to pay off Its In debtedness. The bill came from tho Com mittee on State Institutions, and calls for two hundred and thirty-threc thousand dol lars. In their report tho committee stated that they had given the Items of the bill lit tle or no consideration. They had, ap parently, accepted the statements of par ties whom they believed to bo well Inlorraed and trustworthy. The debate that followed resulted la a recommittal of the bill to the committee, and statements were made by several members which are calculated to direct public attention to the general man agement of this extensive and highly Im portant Institution. In part explanation of the extraordinary amount asked for, It was stated that In consequence ofa mistake in tho former appropriation a debt of sixty thou sand dollars has been incurred. This would reduce the actual appropriation for the next two years to a hundred and seventy-three thousand dollars, or eighty-six thousand five hundred dollars per year. It seems that tho number of inmates supported at the public expense is a hundred and fifty-live, and tho appropriation called for by the bill would bo equal to five hundred and fifty dollars per year for each Inmate. In tho progress of tho debate grave complaints were made against the management of the Institution, and dis satisfaction was expressed at tho failure of the committee to scrutinize the items. Mr. Pinckney having said, in explanation of tho f«0,000 debt, that by mistake tbo appropria tion bill of the lost Legislature male no pro vision for the year 1800, and that tho build ing of the cast wing of the hospital was also covered by the SOO,OOO, Mr. Metcalf replied that when the mistake alluded to was discovered, the County Judges received notice to withdraw their paupers, and that eighteen of these nnlortunato persons were :-ceordingly sent back to his county alone, and he demanded to know why, after the paupers were thus scut away to be taken care of by their respective counties, tho State should now be called onto pay forthclr support at the hospital. In confirmation of this, Mr. Green stated that bis county, with a population of twenty thousand, had only one Inmate, the wife of a soldier, whoso ad mittancc to the Institution he himself pro cored. But she was sent back to the coun ty, and it was only after the County Court had pledged itself to pay for her sup port, that she was again received into the hospital, Mr. Webster called attention to Jhe Item for clothing, $37,003. This, for 155 Inmates, would amount to about $l3O each per year for clothing. Mr.jWard attacked the report of the com mittee and the general management of the Insane Hospital. He showed that Cook County pays an undue share of the expenses, and that it costs over a thousand dollars a } ear for every patient this county has there ; and this in addition to supporting a large number in the County Poor Hooso. He also asserted that as a representative he had been insulted by the presiding physician of tho Hospital. While he was not prepared i o say that injustice bad been done to patients, he did state that complaints were numerous. Perhaps the most interesting portion of tbe debate was that relating to tho Illegal con finement of persons in tbe hospital without process oflaw. Mr. Ward said that he had heard that persons had been confined there without just cause, and that it was averred that tie certificates ot tbe Institution were sufficient to deprive men of their personal liberty. Tho report of the Committee was in opposition to the law requiring an invea iigation by a jury before shutting people up in the Asylum; but ho would defend this provision of the law as one of the bulwarks of personal liberty. He had known some thing of the practice of courts, and some thing of doctors testifying as to insanity. In Chicago within the last twelve months, he had seen a man acquitted of murdering his wife In a drunken fit, on the ground that he was alHieted with parox ysmal insanity, which lea him the moment he had committed the deed, and this acquit tal was on the testimony of a doctor. Mr. S .m also h “ve referred to a loss strik io E , tat still a very tnlercatlog case that oc curred here last November, In which the tes tlmony of two physicians or repute was shown to be utterly at fault, In the very presence of the court that was conducting the investigation. A man who had been in the Jacksonville Asylum and discharged as cured, applied to the County Court to he re. instated In the management of his property A jury was summoned, and the petitioner brought forward witnesses to prove his entire sanity ; and among these were the two phy eitiana referred to, whoso evidence was direct and positive. The jury was retiring to con sider the case, when the Judge very properly began to ask tbe petitioner some questions, and especially In regard to au agreement with one of the witnesses (not one of the physi cians,) to sell all his property to him for two thousand dollars. No sooner did tbe Judge Introduce the question of money than the petitioner began to talk In a very wild ami irrational manner. The Jury was recalled, and very soon the man exhibited all the flynr-umsota raving maniac, quite over throwing all of his sanity, and utterly con founding the wisdom of Ibo medical gcnllo men who had sworn so positively in bis bo half. At Ihc conclusion of the debate, the whole subject aas referred back to the committee for further investigation and the committee was authorized to send for persons and papers. t t'RUhLTY TO^HUDRBir. In New York an cz-blqrgyman has Just been convicted of manslaughter, and hent to the Stale Prlson,.for having caused tho death “f his own child, three, yean old, by, whip ping him with a shingle Contlunoualy for two hours and a half. The stepmother of Ihc child complained that it woald not obey hor, and the father, remembering that Solo mon wrote that he. who sporoth tho rod -bateth tho child,"proceeded to flog the little thlqg to death p tho woman looking on with out a -tear. - A deluded pair down In Now England, of spiritualist notions, bare Just been brought to Justice fora system of sav age crnelty toward a little girl. Thus it ap pears that occasionally neighbors will inter fere and have people arrested for barbarous treatment of their children, but it Is safe to aay that not one case ont of ten thousand deserving punishment Is ever made public. Ehakspcarc said that It would bo gross flattery to call tho man who laid his hands upon a woman, save In an act af kindness, a coward; and ho might have added that the man who would treat a child with cruelty was not only a coward, but a brute of the lowest type. These cowards and brutes are protected from exposure and punishment by the dependence and helplessness of their vic tims. To tho treatment of tho child mIU youth may bo traced many of tho vices which nark Its after life. Tho child whoso home Is made distasteful by tho atern se verity of Its discipline; by tho rigor and uiiKtcrlly of Ha life; by Its cruel exactions; by Us no loss cruot denials of tho sympa thy and affection which every child will have for its parents, If permit* ted: by tho Incessant vigilance that watches every word or act to discover a pretext for the nso of tho rod; by the total extinguish ment ortho Joys 6fchlldhood~that child, If It docs not become a hypocrite, will bo an unnatural specimen of propriety. Ills first ambition will ho to cscapo that homo; to free himself of the gloom and despotism which ate smothering his youthful emotions. From the day ho Is capable of comparing his hnmo with that of others, his whole mind Is dhcctcd to thu period of deliverance which nlll rend him forth emancipated from the thraldom which has oppressed him. Th*s system of tyranny may not be within the reach of the law, nor is - it, except Id few cases, known to the public, bat it is uo less a tyranny. It makes liars and hypo crites of children who would otherwise be all truth and filial love; prepare? easy vic tims for tho libertine and the seducer; fills the dramshops with those who find In any excitement a relict from home; and trains youth in tho way of escaping punishment f«*r crime by falsehood. This tyranny to wards children makes bad men and worse women, who in their day and generation pollute and corrupt society, and leave for posterity tho curse of which they have al ready been the victims. We do not know that the law can be made to reach these cases; we do not know that a society, such as exists for tho protection of animals, conld accomplish much for the vast multitude of children who are slain morally or physically by cruelty. But public opinion can do much in the way of making the crime an odious one by makirg the cruel parent a social outcast. It may hold such a man to be unfit for asso da*lon with ether men because of his cow ardice and brutality. When child-killing, whether it be the result of one whipping, or the result ofa more cruel because protracted system of severity, Is made an offence too disgusting and cowardly to be tolerated, then It may be that men and women who hold up their hands In horror at reading ofa clergyman whipping his child to death with a shingle, will review their own conduct, and Inquire If there arc not other ways of killing children, of crushing their young hearts, of stifling all the generous and holy emotions of youth, equally as wicked as wicked as whipping them to death with a shingle. * A VKTO-OU REPEAL, Senator Grimes, of lowa, In his speech upon the Tariff Bill, well said that Us pas sage would bo followed by an immediate agitation In all parts of tho country for Us repeal. This agitation will not be confined to any one party, and It wUI overshadow the popularity which men, elected on a different issue, fancy they possess. The men of the West will not vote for representatives who have selected them.os especial victims of an oppressive tax; they will not vote for men who have put on the statute book a law re quiring them to pay seventy per cent on the cost of aU they buy, Into the pockets of a few whose avarice is coextensive with their accumulated capital. But this bill may not yet become a law. There may be a sufficient nnmbcr of men in one or both houses of Congress who will vote against its passage over a veto, to defeat It. That it will bo vetoed there is no donbff Should, however, the two Houses pass the bill over the vcto t/ thca there will be an Im mediate and powerful and united effort to accomplish Its repeal. We arc in favor, and every loyal man In tho land Is in favor, of any amount of taxation in any form that Is needed/or the want * of the Government. Let that tax be uniform, and let It be to the last dollar that tho country may need to sustain hs credit, and its Union. But taxation for one class and one section for tbo benefit of another to the extent of seventy per cent on the gross consumption of the country, is a cilmc and a blunder which cannot remain on the statute-book. t5T* It appears from the statement of our Boston correspondent that “Doctor” P. B, Randolph, the octoroon of New Orleans, Is heralded in that city “by all sorts of lauda tory remarks accredited to the Chicago Tribune.” Wo havetosaythattheChieago Tribune never uttered a word of laudation or compliment to the individual alluded to, and that If he Is heralding anything of tho sort he his heralding a falsehood. When Randolph was In Chicago, wo published a communication at tho request of one of his friends, praising him far more highly. It appears, than he deserved. It Is probably from this article, published as a communication, and In no manner vouched for by us, that the itinerant orator draws the material with which to herald himself in Boston. Wo do not know what claims he may have to the title of “Doctor,” but in this matter ho cer tainly Imitates those quacks who advertise their rostrums in the press, and then quote their own advertisements In distant cities as the editorial opinion ol tho papers In which they appear. The Pan Fiuncisco Mixt —The Sin Francbco Timet elves the fellowlng account of the amount of money coined at the Mint In thalcltr durin* the past year: From January Ito December a£ when il closed for the purpose of making np its annual balance, upwards of $20,000,000 m gold was coined, and about SIOO,OOO in ellver. In ISGS tic gold comaec reached $21,931,500, and the ell 'cr $371,150. In ISMtbcgold coinage footed up $15,017,050, and the silver $303,000, making a total ol $55,*.87.500 In three years—a sum much larger than the amount of specie In all the banks In the United Plates, according to the last report of tac Secretary of the Treasury. The deposits of bul lion at the Mint were as follows, for each num h In the year: January. 27,530.40 onnees; February. CS,PeO.CO; March, C 5.810.50; Aorll, 06,703.13; May 125.5W.C0: June, 51,227.19; July, 50,153.93; Au gust, 107.M1.35; September, 114,463.23; October 125,05227; November, 117.401.91; December 40,200.12. Total, 950,03t.5T ounces. Gettixo Up ax Aithxbce.— The modern cus tom ol high-sounding announcements of disnn gobbed ministers. Is well taken off by a totter purporting to have been discovered by a Syrian scholar, and bearing data A. D. 59. U is trans lated as follows ; •• The news of Ihe arrival cf I’oni, tb yon may suppose, spread rapidly among the brethren. Indeed, a tablet was hastily pre pared. and privately circulated, for fear of oar enemies, containing the lollowinghrlef announce ment: ‘Paul, ihe great preacher, bss kndedat Miletus. He will preach by the seaside on the first day of the week. His subject la not an nounced ; bat from his well known talent* a rare intellectual repast may be expected. Let the brethren rally, that he may have an audience wor thy of bis distinguished reputation.” A i*nuT Clock.—A new clock Is being erected in one of the factories at Cohoes, New York, at a cost of $2,000. Tbe frame ts made of bell metal. The clock ts expected to run eight days with one winding. Its pendulum rod is some nine feet In length, having a ball of nearly ninety pounds «itn .me of Ucneely’s bells of over one thousand poui ds upon which to announce the passing hour There are four transparent dials of French manu facture in the clock tower, five feet in diameter and a half inch in lhlc*nc*s, each one weighin'* one hundred and twenty-flve pounds. It has an attachment of machinery by which U trill light the tower in the evening and extinguish the light In the morning, according to the length of the night. The whole cost of the apparatus must be some two thousand collars. JlAQNinciNr Dolls.—At the well-known con fectioner’s of Hue de la Ban, Paris, there are, just now, some precious novelties, the whole day long, before the windows, and attest the laven the (acuities of the Parisian artists. These are two dolls, one representing the aty of Paris m lertlvc costume, the other tbe Universal Exhibi tion. Tbelattcrwcars,asahead-dres9,theTower ot Btbci, with a robe of white satin, of immense amplitude, ornamented with tbe emblazonment of all nations, the waist encircled with numerous oilflammcs, falling to the feet. Inscribed with em blems or art and manufactures, and with gold and silver medals profusely scattered over It. OIT ® OH— The latest enumeration of London tarnishes tbe followingcorloas budget of stalls- Population Is, it appeals, •£3,530: that of the night not more than 113,487. "*"r Ofcoolcr* Imotmlcd to i -!? 1 o 1 c d«> fi left ibe city during the C v*' cenlp « acd othere,tbere wt*e -xIAjGTI persons wto retorted. In one oar to ihn roclropohtac centre. The penons rreqS&w jh® dtj dally. In twelve hours, from slxoxlock am., to six o’clock p m., were MU.fiU; , n sixteen hourC fiom five o clock a. m., to nine p, m., C 79.74- ana in twcnty-lonr hours, S2B,K«.” P 1 * ' Ma ’ FROM SPRiNQFiELD. The Twenty-Eighth General As sembly. Classification of tho Members. Kew'Rallroad3.Projected-Thß, s Chicago' Tribune i at the State Capital.; (Special Conorpotdcaco of tbe Chicago Trlhano.l Sr&nronsLD, 111,, February 1. MANUAL OF THE TWEKTT-EIGUTU OEXEIUL ABSCMDLT. Copies of the " Manual of tbe Twenty eighth General Assembly oflHlnois”hare been, laid upon the tables of tho members. The* work is complete in every respect. It has been prepared by John R.-llowlott, of Lan ark, 111., editor of the Lanark Banner . Tho diagrams In the volume wore supplied by tho Western Engraving Company, of Chicago, and arc In the highest style of art, perfect In every respect. First, there is a diagram of each Uouso of tho General Assembly/ showing the location of each member, and also the desks of the dorks, correspondents andreporters. The names of the respective officers, members, correspondents and ’ re porters, with tho nativity, occupation and ago of each, are given. The Manual Llso contains tho Constitution of tho United Slates, tho Constitution of the State of HU. nols, names of State officers, Judges of tho Supremo Court, members of Congress, &c., rules of the Senate and House, and standing committees of the two Honsos. Tho follow ing is a summary of the jxrtonnel of tho members and officers of tho Gcncial Assotn- Uy: In tho Senate there aro thir teen lawyers, four merchants, three formers, two hankers, two millers and one physician. The oldest Sen. ator Is Murray MuCoimoll, aged sixty-eight; the youngest Senators, Munn, ofCutro, and Woodson, of Corllnvlllo, each thirty-two. Five of tho Senators are natives of Now York, three of Pennsylvania, six of Ohio, two of Indiana, two of Connecticut, two of Vermonl, and one each of South Carolina, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Kentucky, and England. 01 tho officers of the Senate, two ore editors, three are physicians, three are lawyers, one clerk, one carpenter! one merchant and one dentist. Tho oldest officer Is aged fifty-four, and tho youngest twenry-four. arc natives of New York, throe of Pennsylvania, two ofllllnois, and one each of New Jersey, Kentucky! Maine and North Carolina. * In tho House of Representatives there are twenty-nine lawyers, twenty-eight farmers, five merchants, six physicians, two editors, one clergyman, one gentleman, with a manu facturer, a horticulturist, a harness maker, a lead smelter, a commission merchant, a stock dealer, a stove dealer, an agricultural implement maker, a stock broker, and a me chanic. The oldest members arc Elmer Bald win, of LaSalle, and Amos Thompson, of St. Clair, each sixty. Tho youngest mem bers are Edwin Harlan, George E. King, Joseph S. Reynolds, Henry M. Shepard) Charles Voris and Henry C. Withers, each twenty-seven. Fourteen are natives of New York, twelve of Ohio, ten of Kentucky, eight oflilinols, two of Connecticut, twoof Massa chusetts, two of New Jersey, two of Ger many, two of Tennessee, two of Virginia, and one each of Vermont, Scotland, New Hampshire, Ireland, England, South' Caro lina, Canada, North Carolina and Maine. The oldest officer of the House, the door keeper, is aged fifty-two; the youngest—A. S. Thompson—is aged twenty-two. Of the officers two are lawyers, two are editors, and one each farmer, accountant, real estate agent, insurance agent, me chanic, bookkeeper, grain dealer and manu facturer. Three arc natives of Ohio, two of New York, three of Illinois, two of Canada, and one each of New Hampshire Connecticut and Tennessee. * RAILROADS. A large number of projects for railroads are before the General Assembly for favor able consideration. Among the number, one, although located over 200 miles from Chi’ cago, will commend Itself to favorable con sideration. Ills called the Illinois South eastern Railroad Company. The act if passed, will authorise the construction ofa railroad from somesuitable point on the Chi cago Branch of the Illinois Central Railroad, fay Mason or Kinmundy, or any Intervenin'* station, to tho Ohio River. Tho road will pass through the counties of Clay, Wayne, White, &c. A glance at the mop will snow at once the Importance of the road to Chi cago and her peonle. Tho splendid timber and delicious fruits of Southeastern Illinois would find by this road an appropriate out let, and the inhabitants of that land of corn, pork and tobacco would become our near neighbors and first-class customers. The road would bo a rich tributary to the Central Railroad. Tho Incorporators propose to build the road by contributions from indi viduals and corporations along Us proposed line; and, Irom conversation with the par tics, I am led to think that the plan will prove a feasible one, and the prospects of Its success flattering. THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE AT SPRINGFIELD. Tho principal Item of Interest among newspaper correspondents hero continues to be the Chicago Tribune— Us editors and re porters, its capital slock, Us circulation, Us advertisements, Its job printing, Its compos itors, pressmen, carriers and proof-readers. Everything that happens in politics, philoso phy, art. science, literature or religion. Is attributed to the powerful support of this mighty engine, and everything which doc* not happen is attributed to the lack of Its support. Joseph K. Q. C. Forrest, who writes letters for the Chicago Timet, appropriately signed “ Nix,” is particularly sharp scented on this trail. According to Joe the editors, com posltors and proof-readers of the Chicago Tripunk own nearly all the slock of the railroads of Illinois, besides a controlling In terest In all tbo real estate adjoining Chi cago, together with numerous silver mines and gold mines, and the devil knows what. Now Joe, being a person of feeble Intellect rosily believes ell this, and he is so serious about It that be makes other newspaper cor respondents of still feebler Intellect believe U also; and judging from the chorns and clatter they keep up about the Chicago Tri maw one would think that It was fast bo coming the centre of tho solar system. It is yell known that Joe is a perfectly truthful man In all his alms and Intentions. Tho fact that ho shoots so wide of the mark Is not to be attributed to any wrong motive, but rather to tho long Incubation which ho suf fered under the wings of John Wentworth. LITERATURE. Common Improprieties ot Speech. In an introductory article on the English language, wo cipressed an intention to crill else some of the improprieties of speech which most frequently offend the car of the scholar in thlsfcountry. To pillory such of fences, to point out the damage which they Inflict upon our language, and to expose the moral obliquity which often lurks beneath them, Is, we believe, the duty of every scholar who knows how closely purity of speech, like personal cleanliness, Is allied to purity of thought and rectitude of action. To say that every person who aspires to be esteemed a gentleman, should carefully shun all barbarisms, solecisms, and other faults In his speech. Is to utter the merest trueism. An accurate knowledge, and acorrcctaud felicitous use -of words, are, of themselves, almost sure proofs ofgood breed ing. No doubt, it marks a weak mind to care more for the casket than for the jew el it contains—to prefer elegantly turned sentences to sound sens*; but sound sense always acquires additional value, when ex pressed in pure English. Few thiugs are more ludicrous than the blunders by which even persons moving In refined society often betray the grossest ignorance of very com moa words. There are hundreds of educated people who speak of the bannister of a stair-' case, when thcy*mcan balustrade or baluster • there Is no such word as bannUtcr. There are hundreds of others who never cat anything not even an apple, but always partake , even though they consume the whole of the food mentioned; and even the Loudon Times, in one of Its issues, spoke of a jury “Immersin'-*’ a dclendant in damages. We once knew in old lady in an Eastern village, quite aristo cratic In her feelings and habits, who com plained to her physician that “her blood eeemed to have all stacl-pofcd;'* and we have beard of another descendant of Mrs. Milla piop, who, In answer to the question wheth er ho would be sure to keep an appointment, replied, ‘Twill come— alluding it does not rain. 1 * Goldsmith is one of the most charming writers In our language; vet In his History ot England, the following statement occurs in a chapter on the reign of Elizabeth. Speak ing of a communication to Mary, Queen of ScolU, he says : “ This they effected by con veying their letters to her by means of a brewer, that tupptted If*family tritf* dU through a chink inthtwaief her apartment" A queer brewer that to supply his ale through a chink In the wall I Solecisms so glaring as this may not oiten disfigure men’s writing or speech; and some of the faults wo shall notice may seem so petty and microscopic that the reader may deem ns •* word-catchera that live on syllables.” Bat It is the little foxes that spoil the grapes, In the familiar speech of the people, as well os in Solomon’s vineyards; and, os a garment may bo honey combed by moths, so the fine texture of a language niny bo gradually destroyed, and Its strength impaired, by numerous and ap parently Insignificant solecisms and inaccu. nicies. Nicety In the use of particles is one of the most decisive marks of skill and scholar ship in a writer; and the careless use o otuUsiou ot a monosyllabic m a legal docu ment has rendered many a man bankrupt. Konr years ago an expensive law salt arose in England, on the meaning of two phrases in the will of a deceased nobleman, fc the one be gives his property 41 to my brother and to his children in successionin the other, "to my brother and 'his children In succession." This diversity, gives rise to quite different Interpretations. In lancuage, as in the floe arts, there is oneway to attain to excellence, and that ''is by study of the moat tanllless models. As the air and manner of a gentleman can be ac quired only by living constantly in good so ciety, so grace and purity of expression must tie attained by a familiar acquaintance with tbe standard authors. It is astonishing how rapidly wo may by this practice enrich oar vocabularies, and how speedily we imitate and unconsciously reproduce In. our lan guage tbe niceties and delicacies of expres sion which have charmed ns In a favorite author. Like tbe sheriff whom Rufus Choate' satirized lor Laving 4l ovorworkcd the par ticiple," .most.persons make -one word act .two, ten or a dozen parts; yet there ts hard ly any man who may not, by moderate pains taking, learn to express himself In terms as precise, if not as vivid, as those of FUt, of .whom. Fox said: 44 Though I am myself never at a loss for a word, Pitt , has not only. . a word, but the word— the very word to express his mean ing." The account which Lord Chester field gives of the method by which ho, be came one of the most elegant and polished talkers and orators, of Europe, strikingly shows what miracles may be achieved by care end practice. Early In life ho deter mined not to speak oue word In conversation which was not the fittest ho coaid recall; and ho charged his son uover to deliver tho commonest order to a servant, "but in the best language ho could find, and with tho best utterance." For years bo wroto down every brilliant passage ho mot with in .his reading, and translated it into French, or, If It was in a foreign language, Into English. By tltis practice a certain elegance became habitual to him, and it would have given him more trouble, ha says,to express himself inelegantly than ho had ever taksn to avoid the defect. Lord Bollngbrokc, who had an Imperial dominion over all tho resources of expression, and could talk all day Just os perfectly as ho wrote, told Chesterfield that he owed the power to tho same came— an early and habitual attention to his style. When Boswell expressed to Johnson bis surprise at the constant force and proprle ty of the Doctor’s words, the latter replied that he bad long been accustomed to clothe Ids thoughts in tho fittest words ho could command, and thu? a vivid and exact phrase ology bad become habitual. Let it not be inferred, from all this, that grammatical knowledge is unnecessary. A man of refined taste may detect many errors by the car ; but there are other errors, equal ly gross, that have not a harsh sound, and consequently cannot bo delected without a knowledge of the rules that are violated. Besides, it often happens that even the purest writqys Inadvertently allow more or fewer inaccuracies to creep Into their productions. The works of Adcison, Blair, flume, and even Johnson, that leviathan of literature, arc dlsflgurcdby numberless instances of slovenliness of style. Cobbett, In his Grammar of the English Lan guage, says that be noted down about two hundred grammatical blunders in Johnson’s Lives of the Poets alone; and he points out as many more, at least, in the Pamllcr % which tbe author says he revised and corrected with extraordinary care. In another Issue we shall notice some of the current improprieties of speech. Notices of New Publications. MYSTERIES OP THE PEOPLE; or, tbo Story of a Plebeian Family for Two Thousand Years. By F.ugcno boo. Author of “ Tbo Wandering j ew “ elc. Translated by Mary L. Booth. Translator of Marlin’s Hls'ory of France, ic. Paper. Svo. Pp. ITT. iNew York: Clark, Publisher. . The greatest work of Eugene Sue,'and a very wonderful book. Two thousand years of tho customs of the French people. A word-picture of the succeeding generations of the Gallic race from the days of Qrcnnus, who threw his sword into tho scale which weighed the price of Rome, to the third Na poleon, the coup d'etat and the Second Em pire. Historic annals in the beautiful but nncxapgcrated style of romance. Chronicles of a family more noble than the noblest duke. The yearnings to be free of long years of slavery and serfdom through a'hun dred generations of misery and un satisfied aspiration. A tale of de mocracy in the reality of Its life struggle through all tho ages of Druid barbarism and Christian civilization. A book of grand and boldly outlined plot, full of true notions or human liberty, toned in tbc spirit of hopeful and attractive moral ity, breathing tbo most exalted philosophy of life, and rebuking French scepticism by urging theold doctrine of immortality taught under tho sacred oaks of Brittany, and enlarged and beautified by tho followers of Jesus. The lesson which M. Sue has sought to In culcate Is that of democracy. In his story of the working classes ho has earnestly held forth the abuses and dangers which grow out of Inequality and caste privileges. The work forms a reliable hlstoiy of the origin, religion, manners, customs, language, costume, habi tations, professions, arts, manufactures, trades; the wretchedness, suffering, strug gles, triumphs of the French people. The descriptions arc most vivid and powerful. The earnest pen of the banished Frenchman has depleted some strange and terrible epochs, partlculaily those of the middle ages; but the romance falls below the facts In the dread reality. The author has given us a look Into the doings of common life. Ills just what the people want. They have tired of the dlgnl lied historians who take note of nothing hot kings ond courts and Intrigues and battles, with much Die same variety and originality as the reverend Nosby reports of his friend Androo’s speeches. The present work Is suited to those readers who can pore on Lord Macaulay’s History of England. That great master of style wrote history with a determination to avoid the Scylla of the in sipld annal and the Chnrybdls of morbid fic tion. He set his course nearer the former, and the result Is the most consecutive narra tive and the most interesting history extant. Engene Sue has coasted a little farther off the firm footing of fact than Macaulay ; and ho has Introduced the dialogue of' familiar talk. lie is no lees a historian ond no more a novelist than la seen In Jane Porter’s Scot tlsh Chiefs, and like her, be docs not write. lor fun, money or fame, os moat book, makers do. Jane wrote because she could not help It, so impelling was her worship of the heroes of Scotland. Eugene wrote because his heart was burst log with the Intensity and generous Impulse of republican patriotism. It was bis method of I caching the people. He could lift the heavy duty that lay upon him by holding up to the masses the mirror of their toiling journey through twenty centuries ot drudg ery and sorrow, of blighted hope and de feated purpose; aud religiously has ho wrought for France aud mankind. The work is divided into eight series, of which the first comprises a tale of the revo lution of IS4S, which naturally leads the reader to follow M. Sue back to the origin of the plebeian family. Then comes the golden sickle, or the virgin of the Isle of Sena, a touching story of the Drnldical priesthood and their times; the brass bell, or the char lot of death; the last effort of Verclngetorix tie Chief of the Hundred. Valleys, to save his conntry ; the battle of Vannes and the final subjugation of Gaul by Cssar; and the Iron collar, or Faustina and Sioraara, the most graphic and powerful picture of Roman slavery we have ever seen. In the Rne St, Deals, In Paris, may be seen over & shop door the sign, “Marik Lebrenn, Linen Draper,” with a rode paint ing of the warrior Brennus. The Lebrenna are the central family of these mysteries. A father of noble bearing. A mother of the old Gallic type, tall, graceful, brave, saga cious and trustworthy,the confidante of every secret and the umpire of many a decision. A daughter, beautiful and pood, the chinning Vdlcda. A son after the likeness of his father, conxapcous, daring, a devoted Repub lican, a vigorous hater of Louis Philippe Vellcda is given in marriage to an honest cabinet-maker whom she ardently loves February, IS4S, comes. The Reform ban’ qncts alarm tbc King and troops are callod out. An insurrection is at hand. The peo pip are clamorous for a Republic. Lebrenn barricades the street, beats luck the trooks and converts his shop into a hospital. But the Liberals fall at last, and the linen draper Is condemned to the galleys, whence in eighteen months he is released by the intercession of an officer whose life he had saved in the Rne St. Denis during the fight with the dragoons. Lebrenn returnson the eve of bis son’s birthday; and Sacrovlr is In fbrftcd that he is to be initiated Into the mysteries of the secret chamber whose shut ters were never opened and into which none bad entered but the linen draper and his wife. Here are family relics;—the sickle the bell, the Iron collar, the cross, the copl per lark, the dagger; coins, arrows, skulls Ac., each accompanied by a manuscript de’ tailing its history. Sacrovlr engages to read the papers aloud from evening to evening till the history of his family becomes familiar to himself and his sister. And thus are we introduced to the chronicles of two thousand In the days of Julius Cisar Joel was brenu or chief of the tribe of Karnak la Brittany Ills daughter Ilena U the virgin of the isle of Sena. Nows comes to the brenu that the Romans are making levies at Venues Ere long the call to arms is shouted to the peasants la the fields and iccchocd by them to their fellows till as with the fiery cross of the Grampian hills every man in the land knows the danger and hastens to meet the invader. Forth comes Hens, daughter of the noble brenu, the vir gin of the isle, and offers herself an immola tion to ibe great god Hesn- fur tho safety of her country and tho lospira ion cf her conn try’s defenders. No human deed could be mere sublime; and this incident Is no freak o'fnccy. Such offerings were not uncommon in Gaul. When Cranmer hold In theflvme 111 it was burnt off the band that signed his recantation, his soul could not have been more god-llke-as tho Greeks would say— than that of the beautlfulHena on her funeral pile." We quote; _ , , ... “The bards wore silent. Thevirgln ofthe isle of Sena tang in a voice os purs as her sonl, .■ 1 ' s ihe (taoebterof Jrcl and Usrgarid comes with lor to sacrifice to Destxs: Oiboarbali-ponerfol Oodl dcllrer tho land of our fathers from the Invader I Gauls of Bri tony, you have tho Unco and the The dansbter of Joel and MargariJ has naught *nt her blood; she offers It voluntarily to 0 all-pnwcrfal God 1 moke the Gallic lance and sword invincible I O Desna I take my blood; It U Uune; save our holy country. The sacred knife drew forth tho blood of the lamb of Sena. 44 Her mother, her* brothers, all her tribe, and Joel, her father, saw Qena fall on her knees, cross her hands; on her breast, turn her faco to ward the moon and cry with a firm voice, 4 Hcsos, Hcsus, by this blood which flows, mercy for Gaul I Gauls, by this blood which flows, victory to oar arms.’ Several youog men roused to enthusiasm by tho heroic ex ample and the beauty of Hens, sought to kill themselves on her ftmeral pile, in order to be born anew with her." The owaghs drove them hack; & vast flame quickly enveloped the pile. All was ashes; and from the sea came a gust of wind that blow away the last atomsbf tho daughter of tho hrenu. In the story of tho brass bell, or the chariot of death, wo have a graphic sketch of tho ruin which Cicsar carried IntoQaut. Never was country moro bravely de fended. Men and women alike gave their lives to tho cause. Tho Gallic matrons>tat In council of war with tho defenders of their homes, and gavo unanimous assent to tho determination to lay waste tho country. From the summit of a range of hills M. Buo ■livw» ika rwulur a arena of tarrlhlu nnnflag. ration In which every combustible thing of value Is rftcrlficcd to the common weal. At tbe battle of Vanncs moro Gauls woro slain than wounded; and the great Raman himself says that during the combat, which lasted from tho seventh hour of the day till night, not a Gaul was seen to turn his back. The

survivors of hand-to-hand fight refused to surrender themselves prisoners and slaves to their conquerors, but hanged themselves to tho horns of oxen, fell upon their own swords and sought tho speediest death; while the women threw their children under the horses’ feet and suspended themselves by the neck to the poles of their chariots or killed one another with tho sword. But poor Sylvest and Sloraara aro discovered by the Romans before death re leased them from capture ; and the pathetic narrative of their slavery In Roman Gaul comprises the third book. The Iron Collar or Faustina and Siomara, the transcription in most fascinating style, though gloomy and despairing, of the dark est days of bondage that the world ever saw, save only the refined barbarity of the South rons of 1860. Wc doubt if any author has pi esentcd a more faithful portraiture of the all-absorbing Rjman Empire, the brutal pleasures of patrician life, tbo unnatural cruelty.tho universal corruption, the deprav ity of the civilized world daring the genera tion nest before the birth of Jesus, the ago of St. John the Baptist preaching thoiocom lug of a new heaven and a new earth, the lowest point of ancient liberty, the highest rise of servitude and the beginning of the end of slavery. THE By Captain Mayne Reid, ambor of “The Desert Life,” e;c. with tllneiraUonß. Cloth. Paces ass. Boston; edtas" & F clM * ISC7 ‘ 6old by all book- A,fcook of absorbing interest to all lovers of chase.- Startling facts of hunter life woven together with the woof of fiction, so os to feast the curiosity which all men have for learning human nature and animal na ture; while the incident is set in such natural plot, and the interest so well sustained, that tho reader Is constantly tempted to turn over the leaves and see whether the hero succeeded or not in his enthusiastic determi nation to take with him from the forests ol South Africa a brace of living camelopards. Pitfalls, hippopotami, noble men of color life and death fight with a horde, an ele phant besieging hunters, captured white men prisoners led out to die, the hopo or native trap for catching wild beasts, battles with the warriors of tho great King of tho Motabili, poisoned springs, ostriches, venge ful buffaloes, the water-root of the desert, a queer suction pump with a woman’s mouth at one end and tbc bottom of a well at tbo other, lion bunting, the generous King , Makololo, the treachery of tho Dutch pioneer, the fhithfulnesa of a black servant, the triumphant entry Into tho vlllage-ofGraaf Reluct with tho two young giraffes, and tho meeting of long separated Irffcrp,—a picture of frontier life in tho chase, in the camp and In the farm-house, a Jour nal, sketchy, chatty, easy, well-toned, anti thetical, graphic and altogether entertain- Ing. THE WORLD OF AMUSEMENT. Art, literature. Music and Fashion. JlcOlnntft and Lee—A Bad Attack of ffimlcaiy-Wbat fflr. Leo Should Have Done—A New Volume for Sunday School*—The Height of Cnieltr-A Subscriber After Hl* rive Dollar*- roNblonnblc Parties and Beef Tea- Court Cofctnniw and Powdered Wig*— The Card fHonln-J. Crau and Liszt llrlgnoll Engaged—Operatic fJomJn— musical and Literary Items—The The* at res. Chicago. February 1, 1M7. To tbe Editor of the Chicago Tribune: Crosby’s thunders have died away in 'the distance of Prairie du Rocher, aud a dead calm has settled down over the world of amusement. McGinnis, the mysterious, sailed a week ago for Stockholm, before I had time Co establish his entity. lam glad to see that the ruth’cas Senate has rejected his nomination. When McGinnis returns with a large-sized flea in his ear, I shall re sume my investigations. McGinnis’ Impudence Is only equalled by Mr. Lee’s modesty. If I bad been Mr. Lee, I should hove sat upon the stoge in my long-tailed night-shirt, and summoned before mo all the artists and music people, and I should hove said unto them: "Poor devils I This Is a cold, unfeeling world. Allow me to make you a present of your rents for five years to come.” And I should have gone down to Kinsley’s In my long-tailed night-shirt, and ordered a magnificent spread for the Board of Trade, except the elevator men, and astonished all the pretty girls therein with a new chignon apiece. And, as the guest of the corporation, I should have visited the tunnel, and the ele vators, aud the Union Stock Yards, and the artesian well, and should have slept with the Mayor In my long-tailed night-shirt. In fine, I should have made Rome howl, and my long-tailed night-shirt should have fluttered bravely In the breeze of popular opinion. And I should have said to Mr. Potter Pal mer, “Hand over that s3so,ooo”—whereupon U. n. C. would have gone $50,000 better. And with my $400,000 and my long-tailed nliriit-sbirt I should have gone to Prairie dn Rocher and said to Mrs, Lee, “Not in vain did yon make this long-tailed nlght-shlrt.” But lllr. Lee was too modest for all this. And with all the little templing baits float ing round him he bit at the first one that got in his way and got hooked, and now neither Mr. Lee nor hlsL. T.N. S. arc of anymore consequence. As a sample- of the height of modesty, however, history will delight to record the visit of Mr. Lee to Chicago, and for Sunday School libraries nothing will be more charm ingthan the thrilling laic which I am about to write, entitled “Tbe Wheel of Fortune; or, the Flutter of the Long-Tailed Shirt,” narrating how Mr, Leo preserved his integrity among the elevator men, pork packers, scalpers, boarding boose keepers and Aldermen of the wicked city bf Chicago’ and the influence] of long-tailed night-shirts in moulding the character of the young. The book will be embellished with a life-size en graving of the long-talled night-shirt, and an exact view from a photograph of the identical button which baa caused so much trouble Id the Lee family. As a sample of the height of cruelty, the case of Mr. Sills, of the North Side, who has sued U. H. C. for the value of a ticket, be fore Justice DcWolf, is In point. If Mr. Sills desired to indulge in the light fantastic, he ought to be content to pay the tiddler and not grumble at the fiddler over the quality of his music. McGinnis and Lee have given mo much trouble, and. now T have got to solve another question: Who Is Sills * G. C. B—a who has known Sills ever since he was an infant, tells me that Sills was bom In bumble clrcamstaucesof parents, and at a very tender age displayed signs of his later talents. ‘When quite young he burned his fingers and made a desperate attack upon the stove fbr doing It, and one day chancing to catch his finger In a door he knocked a panel out in revenge. G. C. B. doesn’t re member anything more of Sills, but knows a man who knew an intimate friend of Sills, and has promised to get me a biography of him. Bnt enough Is given to show the tendencies ofSIUs. I understand that U. H. C., Lee and his L. T. N. 8., the man who bared his arm, the pretty girls that sold tickets, Coolbaugh, Clint Briggs, the American Express Compa ny, Gen. Grant, Blcntadt, Nickerson, the Fleet Horse, the Great Wheel and the Little Whccl,and other gentlemen, hare been sum moned as wUnctse?, and that tho tun will be last and furiou**. In tho meantime vive te brgateUe. 1 have found out alltlie*e little bits for tho ladies to talk about over tboir t« n pots, viz: Le bon tun of Boston commences Us parties at 3 p.m. and terinlnates them-at Bp. m., which gives ample time to do tho gossip, the German and the supper and saves gas.- In New York, atthc lohecs, just before the oysters, anchovy* toast, jellies and cham pagne, the waiter bands you a cup of beef tea as you enter the refreshment room and bands it round also In. tho intervals of tbe .German. It Is .nourishing and harmless in its effects.”' s Tho young men of Fifth avenas, Chawlcs, FUz Henry and Augustus, arc coming out at tho fashionable receptions In maroon velvet coala and breeches with silk stockings. The ladies of New York have adopied powdered wigs for full dress. This was tried In Chicago once, but didn’t work. The card mania has become epidemic, and. has assumed the most bizarre style imagina ble. A card big enough for on express pack age, rough enough for sand paper, with a monogram outre and fantastic to the last degree, invites you to Brown’s dinner or Mrs. Brown’s "ot home." If tho mono gram woro confined to tho square yard of Bristol Board )t might do, but it has broken out on 'conch panels, on harnesses, on trade marks, on pi&to and fhraitnro,' which Is in exceedingly bad taste. 'For the tall and slcndcrjadlcs of the wil lowy pattern a new fashion has been Intro duecd In the looping up of skirls, which aro trimmed with a largo revtrt bound with silk of a different hue from the robe, and fas tened at tho back with a bow and a gimp button. The revert ore usually of white silk, embroidered with chenille of tho color of the upper skirt; while the under one is generally cut with a train, giving a fine and picturesque effect to evening costume. A rumor is floating about that Fapa Bate man tried to got Liszt fur a concert tour. Substitute J. Grau for Bateman and tho rumor ts true* J. (1 offered tho Abbe Liszt $2,000 per night for-a concert tour In Ameri ca, wii«r«ttpon r.Umt mmln tho consoling re ply that when a bridge was built across tho Atlantic lie would como. Tho Abbe has as profound a fbar of salt water as tho devils have of holy water. So ho continues in tho service of Flo Nona, ami is making a good thing out of tho old gentleman. Miss Helen Western, who is, coming here by-and-by, was tho first to introduce the Inshlon, nowso common among tho ladies, of wearing a solitary long curl swung over the led shoulder. Brlgnoli has overcome hU scruples, and Is actually engaged to a Miss Glover, of New York city. Ondlt that they will be married this winter, and arc going to live in 4, a sweet little cottage all covered with roses" on the Hudson. It will not bo in order, therefore, for young ladies to scad their cartes to Brig, any more. Orlandini, the baritone, and Boschetti, tho light soprano ot Gran’s last winter troupe, have got married and gone to housekeeping In a quiet way in Paris. Hermanns, Johannsen, Rotter and Hubei mann aro singing in German opera at tho Thalia Theatre, New York, and Arc fighting like cats and dogs because Tannhauser fell like a wet blanket one night upon the au dicncc. The fight grew so furious that the management had to shut up the house, and ; which party has taken Holland has not yet been announced. Mr. Kloss, one of tbc best amateur musi cians Chicago ever had, bad the honor of playing at a concert the other night in New York, at which appeared Camilla Urso. Fred eric!, Wolfsohn and the German Licder krans. The inevitable Welih Is about to start with his left hand shortly on a concert tour. Lottl.who ran away from Gran in Havana, and went over to Mexico, has turned up in New York. Distort Is tn route for Memphis, having had a splendid season at St. Louts,and Strakosch has swung round the circle us far as Cincin nati, losiog money badly. His next season is at Pittsburgh, when his contracts expire. Mas, however, intends to slick to opera, and is going to Europe, where he is on the track of a big thing, as I have before Intimated. Cnrlotta Patti has made a pocket full of money in Europe, and is building a pretty villa in the Quartlcr de Lazaret at Nice, while the diva Patti, like a naughty little goddess, goes to hear Theresa ring in the Alcazar, and claps her pretty little hands at the double en tendres, in spite of tobacco smoko and poor vin. Mary Cosgriff, a woman of tbo town, found guilty of killing a man by shooting him, has been set at liberty. Tho man she killed could well be spared from society, but the principle of tho sanctity of life Is one which la worth observing. “ am told that she faas undergone a moral change, and henceforth will lead a belter life. As that Is nothing more than ordinary duty and decency quire, Ido not regard the resolution os very magnanimous, but would suggest that tho remainder of tho book should bo very clean when the first part was so black. Literature during tbo past week has been almost a drug. Among tho new books of the week arc Gayarrc’s History of Philip tho Second, Havct’s French Manual, Mrs. Muhl bach's Joseph If. and hla Court, Tlckoor & Field’s “Diamond Dickens,” Klrke’s Life of Jesus. Charles Rcade, in a letter published In the London Sun, confesses- himself Indebted to the “Plvardlcrc case” In the Cause* Cdebrei lor the main incidents In Grifilth Gaunt. The fifth edition of Iho late Mr. Buckle’s “History of Civilization,” one of the most readable books of the present century, has just appeared In London. Among the new operas which have made their appearance latelv In Europe, are “La Duchessa di Oulsa,” by Serrao ; an opera of Mozart’s, hitherto unknown, called “II curl oso ludiecrcto “Marla Van Burgondlc,” by Miry; an operetta called “Franz Schu bert “Aetorga,” by Abort, “Saul,” by Volckman, and the “Fabll,” by Langert. Among other Items the following arc es pecially of Interest : A dramatic author of reputation, Paul Dupoit, has died In Paris. 110 was one of Scribe’s eollaboratam, and aided to give several works to the Theatre Francois and Opera Cotnique. Liszt has quitted his residence In the Monto-Marlo, Romo, whore he lived up to now, nod gone to the monks of Santo Francesco Romano, whose cloister is in the middle of the ruins of the old Forum. Letters from St. Petersburg state that the Emperor of Russia bos signed a decree sup pressing the Italian Opera, in that city, for the year 1807. The reason appears to bo the smallness of the receipts compared to the enormous cost. Mr. Gye has secured for the Royal Italian Opera the two new works about which, at the present moment, all musical Europe Is most Interested—the “Don Carlos” of Verdi, which is to Inaugurate the opening of the New Grand Opera in Paris, and the “Romeo et Juliet” of Gounod. Auber is far advanced In the composition of his new work for the Opera Comiqnc. Rossini has composed an "O Salutarls” ex pressly for Madame Albonl. Emernan, the violoncellist to the King of Denmark, is dead. The German musical papers have been publishing a few letters by Mendelssohn not In any published volume. Beyond a few re marks about Bach’s music, they are however devoid of Interest. The theatres have been steadily pursuing the even tenor of their ways,with Dillon the comic, at Wood’s, and Dillon the tragic, at McVickcr*s. Wood Is down to Prairie dn Rocher trying to get that Long-Talicd Night- Shirt, In spite of the protestations of his Fat Woman, and McVicker is In New York look ing after “Clairvoyance,” which, having been a success here, will shortly be given to the New Yorkers. Pbbbobinb. Telle Eat La Vie. Hart yon foi gotten, na belle Mane, Thai spring time down at the hall! Ah well! though! thought 1 was strong on the wing, you Too singled me out, and of coarse I fell. A touch of the hand when our eyes first met. A soft “aside” on a rustic scat— -1 was proof against snares, as 1 thought, aedjet 1 was writhing soon atyonr feet, i Too bad no pity at alt for me, . Or you couldn’t have killed me. belle Marie Aglow at my heart, and a night of dreams; Tour hair bad the ripple my eyes ,'ored best; “ Tray God,” I raid, “she De alt she seems. For I am weary and long to rest.” Wounded and sick at vour feet I lay. Pleading for peace to your I> ceea 1 crept; I bear yon as ’twas yesterday— They were crocodile's tears yon wept. My eves were hllrded with dust, you see. And 1 paid the penalty, bell* Marie t I'Uown I wept, for the tears would flow, Thonch I knew the weight of your worthless heart; I earned myself for a fool—you krow They are terrible tears when men's eyes smart. And you! Well, there possibly was one sigh— The sigh you would give wnen your dor was hurt; Andyour comfort,! think, was the stale old lio— “ Men’s hearts arc as cheap as dirt.” And now you are married, and I am free, And that's the difference, belle Marla ? Married! Yes, that Is the hackneyed term For men and women who've sofa their Urey, Who rear np lore to be nipped in the germ. And lire good fellows and worthy wires. He’s deep in lore with Mammon, bis god. Ana away with Mammon be wins your bread; But over your novels you sleep and nod, And sit at bit tabi-j's head. And you sigh—the days pa*a wearily I Thoi ate slightly monotonous, belle Marie! You shouldn't forget, though, belle Mario— Though women, we know, have wayward ways, The choice was yours 'twixt a life with me, , And Ingot's carriage and prancing bays, A poor man's wife, and a merchant’s queen— Ibe choice, forawoman. was hardly fair; But wbo can tell what I might have been! Ard Irgot is bnt a bear. Telle est la vie I AMtePeestlaylel Yon are Hke the rest of them, belle Mario 1 Tea Hooaao Ttnanx.—A mile of the Iloostc Tunnel is now finished, and when completed It will be four miles long. Eight drilling machines, run by atmospheric pressure, tbc same as those used in the Mount Cent* Tunnel, arc now in con stant use, striking SOU blows per minuta. The work progresses at the rale of about ICO feet per month. fiOSSIPFROM EURjPE. .The Bey of Tunis' Summer Palaoa in Paris. The Odors of Paris. ' The Ballet in Rome —Adelina Patl and Theri'se—Facts About! Crowns. There is, among tho innumerable writers of Paris, at the present time, ono M. Louis Vo nlllot, who has -recently published a book,, under the title of “The Odors of Paris,” which deals nnsparingly with the vices, fol lies and depravities of that city. He has tnrncd his attention, among other themes, to those spectacular plays which are now the rsgo in Paris, and has described one—* Cendrillon—with the pen of the sharp, cyn ical analyzer and caustic observer. A very Ishmacl among the writing fraternity, this M. Vcnlllot has everybody against Lim, or everybody sounding bis praises. Those who prubo him are those whom ho has not lashed, and who hope thus to propitiate him; those who attempt to write and speak him down are those who have felt tho whip ho wields, and who ore smarting under Its sting. This Is the Arlelnrcb, then, who has portrayed, in print, the spectacular play of Paris In our times, and this is his description, which we translate for our readers’ benefit: “Ibavo attended the four hundred and first representation of a /eerto. Men otffl women urc seen there dressed as Ashes, oth ers os vegetables, some as other things, and, above all, there arc many women there who are not dressed at all; and herein Ucs tho preat attraction. There are colored fires, dances, golden palaces, with diamond col umns, living caryatides ; a big figure of a girl, who walks about in a garment of a brick color, which Is composed almost solely of led fringes : she shows her contours, and ex* Mbits about ns much life as science andurt could render automation with. “Fairies, women, flowers, fires and prop, crtles—oil Is of a laded and common look. Ono could not Imagine more mediocre ’ac tors. They did not speak a single word correctly, nor did they make a good grl* macc. As to the women, they succeeded In resembling, to exactness, tho wax heads of the barber shops. They are ugly—of that special ugliness which Is called Parisian neatness—a neatness truly painful when found connected with uuy hut a Parisian costume. They have sharp voices, and the guttural intonation of the poor women seemed to have been learned from the brawl ofbrooks. “But that which approaches the astound* Ins I s the special object which is employed to'catch the crowd—namely, a woman in a state ol nudity. I do not speak, in connec tion this prostitution, ol the horror of the soul; I speak of the simple horror of the eye. The sight Is more frightful than im moral. The pickcd-np women who arc pro duced arc not only ugly in the face, most of them abjectly ; they arc altogctlur gener ally and variously, extremely midly propor tioned. They are knockcd-knced, bow legged, hump-backed, awry, bony, Impu dent and awkward, and they neither know how to walk nor to poature themselves prop erly. Oh, frightful deformity of the plucked crane! Ob, abominable orgy whence es cape the stenches of all vlciousncss! “Four bandied representations!’* A Paris correspondent of the London Star, gives, besides other gossip about the great Exposition, the following in relation to the summer palace which Is building in Paris for the Bey of Tunis ; “At the corner of the Qnai d’Orsay and the Avenue da Suffren, the scaffolding of a vast edifice, surmounted by two cupolas, has sprung up within the last few days. It is to be the palace of the Bey of Tunis, who Is ex pected to make It his residence for two months during the next summer. It will eventually he taken to pieces with the ut most care, and transferred to the neighbor hood ofTunis. The building has been design ed, and is being erected under the superin tendence of a talented young architect, If. Cbapon. The palace will cover a superficial area of 700 metres. It Is constructed in wood, on a superstructure of masonry. Yon reach it by a perron of marble, which will measure three yards and a half square, adorned by marble lions. It contains a vast ball of justice, seventeen yards square. Whether the Bey will here sentence his sub jects to so many bastinadoes or not I am not prepared to say, but certain is it that guards armed cap a pie will keep watch on its threshold. The centre of the palace will consist ofajiuttu, with Its traditional foun tain and numberless porticoes. The State apartments will be reached by crossin" this court. The principal talon Is to open on a moucharabiah, or hang, leg verandah surrounded by lattice work, which will conceal from the gaze of the Paris public the lair houris who will be enshrined within Us gilded screen. On the left will be the salon of the Kasuadar, or Finance Minister, who, In Tunis, which must evidently be the very abode of common sense, ranks as Premier—as certainly he who keeps the key of the strong box, de facto, must he everywhere, whether In palace or cottage. The dining-room is very spacious. The jHtiis apjxtrtanenis are each surrounded by a divan. The beds consist of a mat, a mattress, and blankets? Sheets arc unknown luxuries. One corner of each of the talons will be curtained off from the rest of the apartment, in order that the Bey rony be able to withdraw from public gaze when It may suit his fancy so to do. Bells will not be al lowed, as It Is considered more correct to summon attendants by striking one’s hands together. The basement story is pierced by arcades, two sides of which arc to accom modate the Bey’s special pets, namely, two or three lions ami a few panthers. The ar cades on the opposite side are to bo occu pied by Tunisian workmen, who will manu facture and sell the loveliest of velvet and embroidered cushions, leather and gold worked slippers, snowy silken bur *c., tvc. Be it remarked that fair Tunisian women will distribute coffee, and cigars and sweetmeats to all coiners in thoro/r, which is to occupy the right onglc of tills basement story. Only think of purchasing delicious kout-kouttou from a Tunlslennc with the splendid dark eye ond pouting cherry lip* and rich color ing for which the beauties of that Empire arc so deservedly celebrated, more especially wbeu these charms are set off by the crimson and gold jackets and the many-colored sash and the loose trousers which contribute so essentially to their attractions I Behind the cafe will be a nark for camels and gazelles for which stables are being constructed.” A correspondent of the London Timet re' lutes the following episode of tho ballet al the Argentina Theatre lu Rome : “The Argentina Theatre has this year had the good fortune lo secure, os n star of the ballet, Mdlle. Salvlonl, who, If I rightly re member, danced last year at Covont-gnrdcn ami was a great favorite there. Just a weclc ago she made her appearance la the ballet of the Contessa d’Egmout, in tho course of which tho first daascuse has to givo a kiss to her lover. Out ofconalderatlonfor Pontifical prudery the lover’s part was performed by a woman, but of course she was In male attire, and It seems that the kiss sounded too fer vent to those rigid censors. One account soys Mdlle. Salvlonl had been forbidden by the police to kiss her comrade, but that her fidelity to the stage directions wos stronger than her respect for the injunctions of tbe Cardinal Vicar, it Is also stated that her under garments, being rose tinted, boro too strong a resemblance to the color of tho flesh. However that may be. It Is certain that, whether on account of her kiss or of her hosiery, or of both, she was arrested on leaving the stage and taken home by the gendarmes, one of whom took np his quar ters In ber house in the Via Condotti; and has remained there cversince, sleeping there at night, accompanying her lo tbe theatre, and escorting her back to her lodgings. She has naturally become one of the most popu lar persons hi Rome, and her appearance on tbc stage is greeted with rotmdaof applause Eotwiihstardlngtne police regulation which prohibits In Roman theatres every demon stration of approval or displeasure.” According to the Paris correspondent of the A alien, Adelina Patti Is an enthusiastic admirer of the bold ballad singer Theresa: “That other popular favorite, Theresa, of the Alcazar, Is preparing to rejoice the cars of her admirers by a return to the scene of her triumphs. The affection of the throat, from which she was said to be suffering, has subsided, or, according to another version, wss merely a pretext to enable her to rest her voice in view of her engagement for the period of the £xlbltloo, during which the coffee-honse diva wili receive eight hundred irancs per night. In acknowledgment of the chapter in 11. Lonla Veulllot’s Tate book, of which she Is the subject, Theresa will signal ize her appearance not by Ltogomme, not by La Picture, not even by UEirongieuse, bnt by an entirely new ditty called Let Odrin de Paris, com posed for the express purpose of giving tit lorthetat oftheploussledge-bammerer. The persistent preference of the usually fickle pnbllc of Paris for Theresa and her songs, so excessively irritating to all who stand np for classlcality and ‘respectability,* is shared bv many who, In tho judgment of the latter, ‘oncht to know better ;* and, among others, by La Patti, who Is one of’Theresa’s most enthusiastic admirers, and is freeqnently to be seen in her box at the Alcazar, bravin'* the clouds of tobacco smoke which fill It! and applauding with might and main the ex traordinary ballads which Theresa has brought into vogue, and which, whatever may be though or them from a moral and philosophic point of view, and as a‘sign of the times,* are amazingly clever in their own low wav.” A scries of articles upon the Impoliteness ofmodern French manners has begun to ap pear in a Parts journal. Manners In various circumstances are successively discussed, and the specialty of this week’s Issue con sists of a philippic against the general style of behavior at the theatre : ‘.‘The writer gives an amusing description of certain fashionable youths, who occupy themselves in performing the role of ‘appari tions.* Such Is a young personage who makes a business of exhibiting himself every evening it the entrance of a balcony ora box, ‘got np* In the most Irreproachable style all fresh and polished. He casts upon tho stage an iLattcntlvc glance, and another ex cessively satisfied, upon himself; examines right and left with his glass, beams one or two faint smiles upon a few favored boxes, waves bis gloved hand once or twice, with an air at once extremely deli, catc and extremely familiar, and then dlsan rears; we tee him no more, he has predated bis effect. He Is one ot those persons of whom specimens are met everywhere who always make a point of rushing away In baxte from any company they may be In. taking occasion to make the remark* T must leave you If you will excuse mo. my dear friend; some one is waiting for me. It is absolutely necessary that I hurry off.* This is » way of telling people, *1 have a great □cal more Important and agreeable business on hand, than that of staying with you.* The man of good breeding, on tnc contrary, Is never In a hurry, and always has as much time at his disposal as Is require i by the people with whom he finds .hlmscl A Brussels letter to a Tournay Journal con tains the following tacts about European crowns:’ ‘‘The Queen of the Belgians has not hith erto possessed a crown, and her Majesty’s Jeweller was lately commissioned to make one* It Is an Incudibly elaborate work of art, composed ol forty pearls, twenty being pearl-abaped and of enormous size, forty largo brilliants aodn arly flvo thousand small ones, the whole ret in gold and wrought in open work. 1 hi-* crown resembles a coronal ot flames, simple in form, bat of unmatched elegance. It weighs less than two hundred and Ally grammes (hall a pound). There arc four Pontifical tiaras. Ono was the gilt of Napoleon I. to Pius VII.; It weighs eight pouncs avoirdupois, and la worth £IO,OOO sterling ; the second dating from the nontill cate of Grcgoiy XVI., and worth only £400; the third presented by the Palatine guard to Pio Nono, and estimated at the value of £f>oo; the fourth, the grandest and richest of all, being a present made to tho Pope In 1854 by Quceu Isabella, of Spain, and valued at 535,000 bans, or over £31,000 English. It contains 18,000 diamonds.” KENTUCKY CIVILIZATION. The Career cud End of a Desperado* [From the Louisville (Ky.) Journal, February l.| Oar correspondent at Mount Sterling has placed as in possession of tho particulars of the killing of Captain Wllk Warren in tho streets ot Owingsvillc, Bath County, on Monday last. Warren was one of the worst characters produced by tho late deplorable war. A man, to all appearances a victim of consumption, bo made up, in tho display of the wont passions that And lodgment in tho human breast, for all physical infirmities; and truly may it be said of blra, he was pos sessed or an umcrnnulous devil, that was only exorcised by tho bullet of tho ofilcer that laid him dead. ■When the war broke out he espoused tho Federal cause and Joined the Twenty-fourth Kentucky Infantry, a regiment that, under the command oftuo gallantSmltliHurt, won immortal honors on many a hard-fought field. 11l health—or tho plea of ill health in a short time procured him n discharge from tho service, lie returned to his home, jud when Colonel Leonldon Metcalfe raised the Seventh Cavolry he assisted Captain Sim Crain In recruiting his company, receiving a Lieutenant's eorninlsnion in tho command. After tho arduous campaign of the winter of ISG3 Wi rron’s health again failed him, and onco more he left tho service and returned to his home. The Home Guard organization being an. ; thorlzed by the Legislature, Warrcu raised a company lor that peculiar service, and then began a career of uevlltryalmost unequalled In tho annols of crime, uohbcry and mur der were mild phases of his career. At tho close of the war, when ho was compelled to disband his banditti—for hia command waa little else—Warren waa compelled to tly tho country to eacapo the vengeance of outraged Justice. Qla wife, filled with abhorrence at hie atrocious crime, waa forced to leave him, end sought refuge In the house of Mr. Wash. Barnes, a relative, residing In Owingsvillc. One day last week Warren visited Owings vllie for the purpose of having an interview with his wife. Mrs. Barnes, fearing that ho designed mischief, accompanied him to Mrs. Warren’s room, and stood guard over him with a pistol during theinterview, Warren, if he had entertained mischievous intentions, evidently considering discretion, under the circumstances, the better part of valor, left without accomplishing them. On Monday he again returned to town, and, entering the store of Mr. Barnes, be gan to abuse that gentleman in an out rageous manner, ana threatened to take his life. Judge Young, who was sitting in the store, when he heard Warren’s threats, and knowing the desperate character of the man, left in search of the town Mar shal, Mr. Clem. Satterfield, for the purpose of having him arrested before he should com mit murder. Satterfield arrested Warren, and took him before Judge Young. After sitting in the court room a few minutes, War ren got up and walked out into the street, flourishing a revolver in each hand, and de fying the whole town to arrest him. Satter field summoned a man named Edwards to assist him in.rearresting thedeaperado. Ed wards fired a shot at Warren, but missed him. Before'Warren could return the shot Satterfield fired upon him, the ball takin fatal effect, producingdeath almost iustamlj" THE BA3IBINO. Catliollc CUnrcli llcllcn in Rome, [Home Correspondence of the Boston Journal.] Bnt let us go now to the old church which elands on the Capltoline Hill, on the site of the Temple of Jupiter Capitoliuis. Names great in history are associated with that lo cality. Cicero walked over that ground, ascended the same steps, for these arc com paratively modern—Julius Ciesar, Augustus, Tiberius. Paul the Apostle. Wo have net come to-day, however, to talk about what they saw. but to see for ourselves the Bam bino, or blessed hahy of the Roman Church. Conic with mo into the bnildiog, crowded with people, all rushing, pushing, struggling to get a sight of the babv. working our way to the front we behe’ld the stage of a mimic theatre. Imagine yomself ‘to bo silting In the Boston Theatre or Museum, or in an exhibition ball, looking at the stage. In the foreground, at your left hand, are two wax figures of life size, both representing young women. One is kneeling, wearing a red drees aud green mantle, the other a green dressand red white mantle. Thcyarobend ing over a wooden doll dressed up in cloths of gold, and lying on a piece of cotton cloth, beneath which is a handful of hay. This is the Bambino, or Holy. Child, whose rosy checks were painted by Luke, the Apostle, so it la said and believed by the Roman Church. The dress of the doll sparkles with diamonds and precious stones. Aroundare seme rocks, and moss, and green leaves, be hind which you discover the head and horns of an ox, and the long cars and nose of an ass, to show that it is in a stable. In the back ground you see the magi coming with their gifts, shepherds tending their docks, and a bonulitnl perspective ot hill, dale, forest and fields. Overhead, sitting upon the clouds, is the Almighty, surrounded by angele, chcrubims and scraphlms, radmnt with glory. In front of the stage is a leu tray. Into which yon may toss your offerings to the blessed baby. This might bo called Doctor Bambino, for it is the most successful physician In Rome. It performs miraculous cures. It has a conch and horse of Its own and goes round thecityto cure the sick. When the Pope fled to Gatca In the Bambino link poises sloti of his carriage and went lu stale, drawn by six black horses. If you are Incredulous as to Its ability to cure disease, to save from accident, just look at the evidence on the walls—forty pictures, paintings lu oil, por traying Us wonderful power. There is a roon Ip ft chaise, about to run over a little child in the road; the mother prays to the Bambino and the horse stops—instantly I A man fulls from the top of a three story building and Is about to go head foremost in to a atone fountain, but ho cries to the Bambino and stops in mid alrl Men lo prison pray and are released. A woman In a green dress Is descending a flight of stone stops, hut stumbles and tails. She cries to the Bambino and Is miraculously saved and this Is marked‘‘Aprli, IS'VI ” l um Informed that this Bambino not only has a more exten slve practice than any physician in Rome bnt It has a fur more lucrative practice than any other. To the poor people there Is noth ing so attractive as that scene before us. Day after day they come during Christmas to gaze upon the doll, and to worship It Here they come twenty or thirty, on their knees, adoring It as If It was the most holy thlrg In the universe-all of which the courch of Romo approves. f Come with mo also to the Church of Maria .Magglore on this Christmas afternoon to see the adorable relics of the manger in which the Savior was laid. There It stands in a silver casket, three feet long, perhaps aibofc high, of solid allver, set with diamonds em eralds and other precious and costly stones I nests, prelates and people—not the poor only, bnt of all classes—bow before it wor shipping tho precious bits of wood. Superb music Is sung by the choir. The church is draped in scarlet. The golden roof above yon Is plated with the first gold brought from America and presented to this church by Ferdinand and Isabella. There Is wealth enough in that silyer casket to make tho heart of every poor begearleap for joy—such Joy as he never experience ds—lflt could oulv be laid before him In the shape of bread and Go with me to the Church of St. John -Lateral], and yon shall see in another costly casket a bit of cloth which the Church de darea to be of the Savior’s swaddling clothes. There we hear still grander music from re sponsive choirs, and behold another crowd rich and poor, cardinal, priest, monk, friar and nun. worshipping the sacred rags! A EEJtABKABLE STOBY OF CEIHE. Embezzlement of $40,000, and Extra* ordinary Pursuit and Arrest of Use Culprit* fFrom the New York Tribune, January 31,] On the 30th of October last, George Cal vert, the messenger of the firm of C. C. Parka & Co., brokers at No. $4 New street, was sent by the firm with $40,000 in gold checks or certificates to deposit in the bank. W*nd of doing so, Calvert went to the Sab-Treasury and exchanging three of the certificates which were of the denomination of $5 000 each, procured instead fifteen SI,OOO certlfi cates and disappeared. He was soon missed by the firm, who sent to the bank and found that no. deposit had been made. Information of the affair was at once con* veyed to Superintendent Kennedy, at Police Headquarters, but the members of the firm strange to say. knew nothing of his antece’ dents, or where he resided in this city. The case was given to Cantalo Young of the de tectivc force, and he detailed Messrs. Mae. dougal and Gilmore to look It np. bat all chance of obtaining any duo to the thief seemed hopeless. Telegrams were sent to all parts ot the United States and Canada to look out for Calvert, bat week after week went by and no trace of him coaid be found. In a case of this kind, nlnctimes ont often here Is a woman concerned In It, and once learning her whereabouts the remainder is known to themselves Jf? learned that Calvert had been the-habit of visiting a yonug woman named Emma Domes who lived on Mercer street. On the day that Calvert disappeared, ®nd within an hour after ho hsuieft tho office of his employeis, ho appeared at Jimma s boarding-house, and without wait ing to pack np a single article she had driven off! with him, since which time she bad not returned to claim her'property. Here was a cine at least, bnt where they had gone to was another matter. Tbev learned also that while in this city Emma bad been intimate with a man named George Rlcard, for whom she professed the ardent attachment some times exhibited by women of her class, who, however degraded they may be, mast ap parently gratify their, womanly instincts by loving some one. It was almost certain the woman wonld in time communicate with Rlcard, and, accord ingly, his movements were closely watched for tho space of six weeks. Daring this time the detectives received Information on one occasion that the fugitives had been soon at Troy. N. T., bnt the trail was lost as soon as found. They had merely staid there for a few hours and then left- At length, at anew turn, a letter was sent by the detectives to Montreal, Canada East, and addressed to the girl, purporting to come from a friend In this city, and giving ao mc nnlm„„„ The answer came from a BraX?" 1 ment, mil. although me contents 1“ tar » a.ral It waa Important, the letter waa taken f r „m at Montreal. Abont thla uj°* card left the city, ami It ’ l,fl . it that he mart hare gone*' to U a Kiri and Calvert. Still The „&'«» £ f tar aa ever Horn knowing eiactl, u I Inguivca were. At hngih aboJt I ago. a letter waa sent, WhoS,*. o ''-! (tom a lady friend, stating that v i toe 'S> i tielesnl Jewelry had been 3 ' house In Mercer street, fr„ m on "'A J ,«lt, Emma’s, directed to her, and aAi. disposition ahonld be mide af.K’* ■ likewise the property she baa 1 o'?' W In course of time a- reply ,i u h!!t that a messenger would be s,eu* ; : * A telegram was then sent, statin ' k' t: * articles would not be dehreicd to , h '«• but a trusty friend of Emma's S* ’H sponso was that one would at 1 aent. and on Thursdav i... ‘t ' called for the articles T once . arrested by W«edni..T u « : Gilmore, who had been an‘iou.U L■ *~ 1 for him, and taken to Police IQC"=: f There he was questioned br Cant,?, .""i- I and the detectives bnt declined , nothing about Calvert and the worn™ I? I ,™ searched, and in his noSfn H * * found a LIU of exchange Issued Is v aV 8 ,l * broker, and, what wu of I value to the officers, a pulkv of in M * ou the household furniture and elfin* 5 * ■ the fugitive. Issued by the Koval Company of Montreal. The |.nlk 7 u . contained the number of the situated on Catbcnrt street. \{ Information needed. Detective once called upon the firm of ParkedV 1 K ami acquainted them with the realtor o' long search, and one of the llrm (\trVi? Osborne) decided logo to Montreal detective. ' "“M I On Friday morning Iticard, w’i,| lug from consumption, and Jnd i...”;'**’ ft wry bod night, concluded that it nj 1 to struggle longer, and nave iMwiit.;? more a letter, addressed to Emma he recounted his illness, and nnt>!..r. rt C, use her inllucnco with Calvert loinJurU' ’ to return the money to Its owm-r amin relievo him (Klcard) from his coiiUi, t . n ,J.' 4 Before starting a telegram was « ni to f, mu, purporting to como from Kivard. that everything wasali right; that hV I leave this city on Friday lu the ll r. *1 train, and asking to be nt the depot i 6 « . ■ • tn al In time to meet him on his urriv»i tho time Indicated Gllmoro and M borne left the city, and on rexc Montreal on tho following day Calrcn’.M fe* Emma were the first persons wlmm tii-*’. I* tective and his companion mi l «, . * e ’ I? alighted from the ear. Sir. Osborn. It bundled up and disguised that « not recognize him, and tho detective u’.. L. course unknown to him. 01 r Proceeding at once to thoofll.-eof if. p „ ' ton, the Chief of Police, (illmotc ur.juiirvi him with the object of their errand professed his willingness to aid tiuAa Th* necessary papere were granted |. v ' Course), and ihe house in Cathori .til. was visited without delay. Emma i.n Vhl entrance of the officers, was u taking a music learon. She aas into™ jTt the nature of tlic visit, ana 4™?. . ol Picard placed in her hand. On it she at once professed her Vlt 1 nngnesa to aid the officers. \Vt,Pe en -* E m conversation Calvtrt drove ■ and on cnlcrin e the house dtaatM S know the reason of the intrusion. 11.. fesaed not to know Mr Osborne, acj in the ■ coolest manner imaginable ordered the pan. li from the house. He wu. taken into cu-MV F and conveyed to the office of the iti-f •' * , T i! c was then scarehtii. sad * f aiverl was found Ihe aso.- ii mUrS r consisted of an „ tv.Wv gold CSrtiSeiltf, fi r A.. H tificates, and a bill of exchange for In addition *l.O in gold was funad np™Vu b peraon of Calvert wheuarrested, and a"S t sum of gold in the trunk. d i of the P att - T at the office of the Chief of Ponce, Calvcit was f.und to be n great deal more tractable than a f,*w hmn previous, and he offered, if given s.»(»} u cold, to relinquish all claim to the rcuuhde* .r ISI& h . ed at for Lii “ssuraoee. sui oflered 1100 In enrreuev. Finally to saw the trouble and expense of a long and ledioti lilmalion, the case not coming within t*-* limits of th& Extradition treaty, Mr 6L borne consented to give Calvert the. f-nzi tureofthe house iu which he lived a bone a. and sleigh with which he had provided bla \. self, and S4OO in money and this was acc-ji<l H by Calvert. * Information of the successful tcrmi-.aUc: I of the affair was telegraphed to SupeMiiirmjt ■■ cut Kei nedy, and Kicurd was on .Moi-i-r taken before Justice ilogan at the Tombs • and released from custody. '* < The case Is one of the most interest im’ .ver ’’ brought to the notice of the detcctlvcm.-w I and certainly displayed a great deal ol iW ness and judgment fit the manner in whichi* was worked up. Calvert, if we mistake not. will be hard 1 from again in a similar wav. IP; had cna- * suited a lawyer at Montreal, who had as-nr-d him that he could not be harmed for what Lc • bad done while he remained in Canada, and this wIU explain his bold and defiant air uh- n - first arrested. Had be but placed the money i in a bank to bis account, he would have oc- 1 cusioccd tho officers a great dtal more inn. f ble. He Is aged about twenty-elght years a k native of St. Johns. New Brunswick,"and has the appearance of being a smart, shrewd man. It Is stated that several years since he r embezzled a considerable sum from a firm ia ’ St. Johns, for which he has never yet been punished. Fearful A ccidcnt on the Grand Trunk Kaliway. IFrrm he Detroit Tribute and Advertiser Feb.l.i On Thursday, about one o’clock p. m ai accident— miraculous in its nature—occurred about half a mile east of Brantford, oa the Grand Trunk Railroad,which resulted lu one poor fellow being hurried Into the presence of his Maker without hardly a moment’s warning, -and one passenger car bein'' substantially demolished. Tho particular! of the unfortunate affair, os we learn then from passengers who arrived here, arc as follows: As the morning express train, bound we*t from Buffalo, was nearing Brantford—nrubs bly within a mile and a half of that pWe tho locomotive encountered a broken rail, and waa thrown from the track. The balance of the train, consisting ot a ha-Tram* car and one passenger coach, the latter un comfortably filled with travellers, fob lowed In the woke of the cnclne, and was drawn with great velocity' over the ties, it Is estimated, fully a mile. At this point the coupling between the baggage and passenger cars broke, and the latter suddenly reeled over and was precipitated "?«S a^.cn,bankment » probably a distance or fifty feet. Although crowded with pas tuneers, none were serlouslv injured, bat q nilc a number were more or less ecrutcLcd aud brulred. W -hen tho danger was first discovered, the brakeman, who resided at the towu of Clio ton, hutwhoso name wc could not tt?ocriain, jumped out upon the forward platform nftbe pafcscngcr coach and vigorously applied th« brake. At the same time, tlu cimductordid . nt tbo rear end ortho car, which, doubtless account, for the conplluL- twin ““ it may, os soon as the connection was severed the passenger coach ,a ,rS ef ? reßtalcd - Tbc conductor saved himself by Jumping from the platform UDaLle locxtrlcatelhem- Mon Into latest coafu slop and -whirled over and over hr the evo- Intkmsorihe descending coach! The brakeman. when the coupllnc broke. mmn t |‘h»T D fc adfo l cm,ot from bi a station , and must have been aliun.t kllk ‘ d :. , Hls bead was cut olf acd severed In tho rcislon of the breast: '“ken off. and his hodv was o otherwise horribly mutilated, ucccased was a young man not more ImSnVf i ßtJr of “her and hia heroic ™«en o ™™ f n ij!- a , r ? rln K >0 safe the lives of tifr » , ls h . Kb, y spoken of. The efforts connection 0 are al “° praUed to tsii Under the circumstances, the accident »cs a mlracmons one, and It b almost Imuwsi hlc to conceive why there was not an im mense sacrifice of life. Amomt the pswen £o!„n er V' Teral and John B. lcc?nr b oenS?'" S 0 ? lIU W CSt f“I« lecture engagements. A School Girl Burned to Death. [From the SpnngJleldfHiM.) l.’cpnKlcan, Jion arj 29.1 A shocking accident ©centred at the Bridge Street Primary School,immediately after the morning recess, yesterday, which resulted in the death of Melissa C. Donavan, one of the pupils of Miss PearPs department. She was seated by the stove In the lap of one of her schoolmates, when her clothing, which was made of cotton material, took fire. She became frightened and ran about the room, breaking away from the teacher, who en deavored to smother the flames with a shawl, and bad her own clothing and hands severely burned In the attempt. Every par ticle of the cbild T s clothing was burned ex cept her shoes and stocking, and the springs from her hoop skirt were scattered In all wirts of the room. She finally dropped on the floor. Insenslble.havlng Inhaled the Wes. Her body was blistered and scorched hlack and her tongue and threat charred nearly to a cinder. She was carried to her board ng honsc between II and 13 o’clock, and died In about an hour afterwards. Drs. atlckney and Lncas were immediately sum moncn.bnl could do no more then ellevleto the pains of the death which was inevitable. ..he was nine years of age and the daughter of John Donovan, an employe in the armory. v l^A a ?>i? Te 4_ re * F. Goodnow’s, on r«prtb Church avenue, for two years, with her father and older sister, and Is spoken of as a very amiable and intelligent girl. Much praise is dee Miss Pearl, the teacher, for the presence of mind and courage she displayed, for although but a few minutes elapsed from the time the child’s clothes took fire till she lav senseless on the floor, the utmost contagion prevailed, the children being all seized with and rushing madly in all directions. The school-room Is heated by a large sized soapstone stove, which Is very easily made red hoi, and Is unprotected by guard or fender. It Is not at all suitable for such a purpose, and the wonder is that acci dents of occurred before. Pike’* New York Opera House. (Fzotu ihe New York Tribune, January SL] Directly In rear of the building known as Knickerbocker Hall, formerly used for balls and concerts, and at present occupied by the Third Hussars as an armory, there is erecting a large and spacious edifice by Samuel Pike, of Cincinnati, which when completed will be Pike’s Opera House” —the body ?* with a white marble front, m the Gothic ornamental. When the bulld ‘DP*ln Eighth avenue are torn down, there will bo a vestibule >nd Joycr. tho vestibule thirty-two feet wide. The auditorium will be 1(3 feet deep and ninety ftet wide, and the distance from the parquet floor to tho ccilingwill be sixty-five feet. Theatagewill be eighty feet In depth by seventy feet la width, making it one of the most capacious In the city. The Opera Hon«e when com- Eletcd will ba perfectly fire proof, and capa le of seating 2,000 persons. Mr. Thomas, of this city,>4s the architect, and it is expected that Ihe edifice will be opened In September for dramatic and operatic performances. Tho cost of erecting the building when finished !s estimated at $500,000. Mr. Pike is at pres ent in France, making arrangements for the completion of the Opera House, and also. It is said, for the purpose of engaging artists for the foil season. I B n- ■sf