Newspaper of The New York Herald, July 3, 1856, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated July 3, 1856 Page 2
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Tkt Late Fatal Affrmjr at Wort WMhlafton. coBOinBrti diqcibt. HCONB DAT. The taquhitton commenced on Monday upon the body ?T George Bolster, the coachman o lh? employment of JMm H Hopkins, Esq., who was lulled at Fort Washing ton, on ^mday evening, by being e track on the bead with a rtlck, by some unknown person, was continued yesterday by Coroner Hills. A number of witnesses were exatntoed uid moth testimony was elicite-l on immaterial ytlbb, The great question "who wax the small sized MB wbn struck deceased with the stick?" could not be ?SMtWered lddeed, eo lar, there ?s not one particle of tes timony which goes to slmw who tins individual ww. ami whir-e be brtoai^d Tbe evidence of the witnesses ex amined yeetertlay, being merely a rorroboraitoa of the feets an they were elicited on Mnaday, tt is scarcely ?ecrsfary fur us, here, ?> give sjurv m a repetition of ekatbit nlrv?dy bee? published is yesterday's Hntun Tbe oase, after a session ef sevenl hours dcr-ition, was adjourned otitil this morning, whvs it is h? >od that the labors of the Coroner maybe brought to a close. The exrtKqnent attcndis^ the rase m the neighborhood sf Fort Wa?hioift' >u. has abated onudo'ably , nnd the general lasprcsMon among the inhabitants m that the ?ry. in Andmg a verdict will be unable to crtwkiate any person As we said, at the conelusioa <of our rofort yeetevilay, it would be a Kriwt convenient) to the reporters Generally, and tbe pub Ik- especially, if the Cermers of this citv would place (heir inquests ?pon Die it their offlor. No. 37 Omiabi'ii street, in due teacufi. T ? be hunting up one af the?e cffiosals through the rural districts, particularly When th? thermometer arrives at ?e t)(/uro ut 90, is no >ske GortSKr Hills did not succeed In getting town town yesterday, and up to th- present timo there is nothing whatever to be gleaned from the records of the Coroner's afltoe in relation to the fort Wwhrigton draaa. It is no doubt, the desire of the public U? he.tr what f. going on in the world, and tbe leu.-* public oftcers oan do is to afford them that wish, particularly as it costs tb-in nothing, and would hy no means damage their chances for re ejection to ollice. th* cokokkrve rmjnsr hot conctlcdkd. the inquest upon the body of George Bolster, the ?aachmun of John H. Hopkins, of Fort Washington, who was killed in an affray on Sunday evening, was continued yesterday. A few witnesses were examined, but their leet?ni(?iy was merely a corroboration of what has been herelolore pubh.-lied. Grange to say, none of the wit nesses ?ould tell who "the final! sized man" w.n. The ease wi_- adjourned until Saturday morning, when Mr. ?'Connor will be re-examined. Coroners' Inqaeati. SworijiH ax i) Fatal AocroKxr. ? Corou?r Connery held ma nqucM yeettrday at the Fourth ward station house, ?pan the body of a man named Frederick K vncl, who fu killed on Tuesday night, about U o'clock, by the telling of a chimney at No. S6 James street. The deceased, II appeared, wad the proprietor of the grocery store situ ated as above, and was some tine siaee warned of the dangerous condition oi his chimney by the tire wardens, ?a Tuesday deceased and his brother proceelcd to the mf of the house with a view of patching up the danger woe chimney, and while at work there the structure gave way with a loud crash, and falling upon the roof, not aaly buried up the workmen, but wrecked the entire house The police of the Fourth ward and some Bremen hastened to the spot as soon as i?>ssible, aad succeeded after a great deal of Labor in digging out the bodies of the Men. Kcgnel was found to be deal, but his brother was a till alive, and up to Uie present moment continues alive. The Jury in this case rendered a verdict of "death by ac eMeat. Further, we hud that he was (deceased) wreck tear to human life,. by leaving his chimney in a condition hable to (fell at any moment,- for a space of sevej-al weeks, and to bury in its ruins himself and family ? the aarvtd being, that the catistrophu hal not earlier occur red. and wae not more disastrous and fatal in its conse quences." The deceased was thirty-six years of age, and was a native of Hanover, and leaves a wife and (amily to hi went his untimely end. f'orsi> Prowwmi ? An Inquest was held yesterday, at Ma foot of Spring street, North river, upon the body of ?a Infant found drowned. Verdict, "Found drowned.'' Alao, upon the body of a boy, found flouting in the feat river, near the Seamen's chapel. Aho. upon the body of FrederKk Heald. a boy, found ?rowncd at the foot of like street, Kast river. Abo. upon the body of Patrick Iionuelly, at Spuyten Bayvel CY"?1t who was accidentally drownod while en deavoring to recover an oar which had Called overboard from a boat in which he was Ashing. Dkath ntOM tub Kick or a Homf ? An inquest was ?tea held upon the body of Adam Reidman, a child two pears old, who was killed by the kick of a horse, received yesterday morning while in his father's stable, No. "liil wtaae B. Verdict, "Accidental death." Brora* Death wnu Eatlxg. ? Aa inquest was held Tnaaday at the Fourth ward station house, upon the body ft a nan named Hugh McLaughlin, who died suddenly whtks ' aUng a lunch in the saloon corner of Catharine and Cherry streets. Two physicians were called in to attend Aa deceased, as soon as his condition became known, but ?II medical aid was of no avail, as he died in a Tew minuUw sards. The deceased was a hand onboard one >f rtvar sloops. Verdict? 'Death from disease ol the Tn ?toa* Horra Acrrorrr ? Axonmt Victim ?An in Baaal was also bald upoa the body of James Nazerlow, ma af the men who were fatally I toured at the sugar hwaae of Harris Evans hCo., No. *26 Iz-onard street, on ?Mdajr afternoon. the partic ulars of which accident were pahhshed la yes tarda) ? Hkiik. The jury rendered a verdict of accident*, death Vasal Fau. raoM a Horn Tor ? An inquest was also hald opon the body of Frederick Palmer, a resident of 143 first avenue, who died from the effects of a fall received by being precipitated from the roof nf hi.- dwelling while asV f r The deceasd was killed almost instantly. Ver dict in accordance with the abo\ e facts. Bnowsn> wnu B>nro?c ? An inquest was also held ?pen the body <4 a boy nine years of age named William Winters, who was at< Mentally drowned while bathing at the foot of Forty fourth street. North rtver. Verdict, ac atdacial drowning. Cor r p* Souat. ? An Inquest was held npoc the body of ? woman named Catharine St. John, who died from the ??sets of the beat. The deceased was thirty years of age, aad was a native of this country The deceased was tooiwl lying la the street, by the Thir i ward police, on Monday afternoon and was conveyed to the New York Pai'T tt?. for me-ncal attendance, but she died soon after heuig adm ued. Police Intelllfterire. Wiut a DBVMBKM is RauuNX s Bkuc* HiT Bsisri Aaor-r ?At a late hour on Tuesday night the attention af Brrgeant Wright and officer Bryan, of the Ninth wa*d pa&re, was called to a scene of disturbance tbea going an in the drinking saloon corner of Th.rteefith and W?-t Mraets. On entering the premises tbey found two men Bghting with one another in the most desperate manner They immediately arrested the parties and took them to Ac station house when it appeared that one of the p-i ?oner- was a meroW of the l?r"tr?utit As?oci.iti"n, w?, - leather was a Banian Cathmic The rtrancemtn had been on aa eimrsioa along with a Know Nothing Iswige asKl roming into the i?rter bouse above mentioned with ? yellow fl- wer in Ins ooat buttonhole. eicite.| the ire ofHie eetfcu* .astic Catholic. Pome word* passed between them, when 'ilosrs were struck The countenances of both men were sadly batter el when the police arrived, and sach was the woeful condiuon of each mdividiinl that it woul I he hard to tell the Protests! t from the Catholic or the Cathols from the Protectant The parties were brought feefore Juste e lm\ son aad committed for a few days. CttAKM or Pbutst ? Henry Bern-t' a was arre-ted jaaterdsy by officer Pweei.v of the L/iwer Police Court, aa charge of harng. on the 3d u i, committed wilftil perjury. by folsely swearing to certain matters mater to aa asoe then pending in a cause on trial bef >rr Justice WiMs of the Mtn Judicial Itstri' tCo irt wherein Bernard Vrkert man was a parti interested. The aecueed was held te bail by Jastue Welsh to answer the charge preferred st htm Theitrli al and Kadral. Mano'* The pantomimic, ch'wegmphie an 1 earl elastic Uoupee, are to combine their varied talent Mis evening, thus enabling the patr<?s of this house to anjey a series of pleasing, novel and astonishing perform aacea At the commencement. Young H*ngter and a? atstants appear on the tight rope, followed hy M lie Bo bert and others in 'Lea Abeilles, " and the Bavels m A BoMier for Love.'* Bowsk v Tmunt* ? Three etrellent pieces are to be per fcrwte<i this evening In two of which Mr M?n?*-r Brougham sustains favorite Irish chars<1?r* The am i-e aiente open with the popular drama aalM the ' Rob her ? Wilis '? Rose Redland. Mme Ponisi Msrk Mr Fl-her, tarry "'Wig, Mr Rrmigham Fallowei by the In<h lion 'Mr Brougham as the hero, aa 1 cloning with Hie ??Married Bake " Bsos^w^r Vsanmw --"n>e Wood ? Mar<h Inreni' ? will this evening concentrate their remarkable hi?tri" ?bilitiea ta the nanti' al drsma of "Black Fyed ?usan ' a?Kt the wblmrteal three styled the "Wm iering Mli atrel." Master ??e?wge ena-t? hi* famo'i?part or Jex ffiMrgs n the latter piece, and sings the doleful lament of ?'Till Mk ins and I its Issah" Karnut Haii ? Tins ph'ssant snd refreshing place ol re nort will doubtless be cr >w l?l this evening by per - i tf wirous of witness ng M K ? ? n. w and baautifu & i<u r "i <>n<e entities the T'i rd and Fourth of July A variety of snpef">r tme< elian?o'i? tableaot, mag j.lsaluas, songs, msats, tte , wui also be given this evening ?Wcsw'e Mnswsms aoM a grand fhak -persas festival (> eight in the burleeqiie <if the ' Masquerade Hail one ? the most comical pieces witli which they sre tn tho hnbtt of entertaining th?<4r frleods CMivasv Ham . ? The grand pirtortal illustration of the Muasiati war is still oft eihihition here MRnik>st r* Mi w a. ?A series of ilramafic and r<Kil en wrtainment' are to be given this er'iau f.?r the benefit ol Mrs I.y<an<ier Thompson widow <W tb? iate thvor ie s<tor at Wsllack s. The plays couplet of "Perfect, >n ' "A f*?Wler's O nrtship and "A l?ay After the Wedding ' The itenefb >ary deservea and will probably have a Full hoaae. ftMtsary . r*~i, at rio'S'ieiph s Mrs Msats r*aeemt wifls of Aletst ' cr < ampbell Hne was the serond dangbt.-r of lie wo Akmrirf James Halias and the sHter of I'm preset I tmeri sn ti nkler In (treat Britain. N i gur bed from her vonth by a superior inb hgence she ww 'Hiring tl aom iiietration of Jame- Madnon mfh' f admtred >b the h ghest <lnlas '4 wtety in W.i^i >o THB PARISH WILL CAfiE. CmK. Before A. W. Bradford, Esq. M OU matUr Ou Witt tts Ms Bmrt M*. Mr. 0'0>Dor"call?d Wood Gibson , who being ?worn, .aid-1 reside at 42 West street; 1 am a sadler and har ness maker at 3?2 Broadway , I am 63 year* of age, I knew Henry Pariah nineteen or twenty years; he wa a r^'tomer o?i mine during that time; J??J?ay? dejdt with him iirior to his attack , alter the attack, In 1M?, Mm. parish dealt with me; she generally called at the itore, _ . -MM.ra.iiv in Iter carriage, and stopped at my door, vn? Prttft wm always with her In the carriage, so far as ^recollect lie nevrr left the carriage to come into the ^lSc^e?-aiy went to the carriage, but not very XI L ^ooFtn any way, take any part or interest nts reivectiu# any orders ah ? would five; !<***?* lwr* teive that he paid much attention to what passed between mianlberlwasupathis house someUmes, but very seldom 1 weut ? seo her respecting business, I used to - * 'ST^AsS" ?XrZ*l could jwcceiv^ 1 don X think be pall any attention to *e I *d l ot at auy U-e hear any sound or word from lnna, ember a* the carnage or a* .the house. Cwes examination by Mr. Oituug ? I thmk Mr. and Mrs I'arbh called aevernl Usees In the ferriage, 1 rftould w ad Men timet* . Mr*. Paris* would ?<wnot.mes oeroe in ui.d MKnt-D??es siot and 1 wont out te the carnage; she mor^SV ??<n?o *U>? ttwu I went eat to the CW reoellect how often I weut out to the?am;r?e ?jene?mee my son went out, I think , I don t ihikl alt out v*ry often; the Coover^aMon when! weut out lasted a very short nsse? per haps not more than two or throe muiines ?t a tuue; 1 .I'd uot speak to Mr 1'artsh ou those nccasion* , 1 never attempted U> com municate with bw . he weuld make a movement of lit* head towards me; that is all; he never spoke: under stood front that movement of the head 1 supposed th.it he recollected me perfectly well; I so under stood lrom Uie mtoou ol the head at the time; I can bardlv recollect how long it was alter his atta- k when I first (*w him it mipht have been two or three years af ter his attack. 1 think he recognised me the first time 1 saw him I can hardly recollect how km* was the inter v?i between the last time 1 taw him well and the first time 1 saw him alter his attack I did not observe what hisien-e of hearing was; 1 took no uouce of that; paid no attention to it; I made lout my bills in the name ol Henry Parish. . ,,, . . Mr O'Conor called James Mulligan, who, beinc sworn, said? I live at 125 Graud street, and my shop is at 127 Grand street; 1 am a horse shoer; I am aged 45 years and upwards 1 knew Henry Pari.- h; think I got acquainted wit n him in 1840 or 1842. aud knew him from that time he was a regular customer of miue in mv businhss ? shoeing horses for him; prior to his "illness I had occasional conversations with linn about my business? my bills; alter his attack, 1 continued to do work lor the family in my hue, up to 18M; 1 saw Mr Paiishalt.r his illness; I ?aw him frequently in the itreet and frequently on the road, and ou one particular occasion at my shop; these times he was in his carriage; his lady was generally with him. Q. State what -?'d between you and Mrs. Parish and Mr. Parish at the time that they called at your shop? A The last time they were at my shop was to i?y a bill of shoeing; Mr. Parish owned a vicious horse, and in consequence ot his being so 1 pud my workmen lift v cents extra for shoeing him : Mrs. Parish objected to laying the fifty cents extra; she told me 1 shouldn't charge anything extra, in consequence ol her being a regular customer; 1 suited to her it was no interest to me : that 1 |?id the amount to the man who ha.l shod his horse ; Mrs. Parish handed me the bill and 1 pointed out to her those items, 1 handed the bill to Mr. Parish, and I thiuk She stated that he did not underatand it. Q At the time of handing the bill to Mr. Parish did you say anything to him)1 A. Yes sir. I think 1 repeated the same words that I told the Surrogate a moment ago. Q. State the words which Mrs. Pari-li used? A. Well, I don t know that I could state the exact words; but 1 thought they were rather unkind. Q i-tate the words according to your best recollection of them'' A. I think when I made my statement respecting the charge, she told me that she understood tham as well as 1 did and did not wish to bo im]>o*ed upon y When you hbowed the bill to Mr. Parish, and made your statement to him. did Mrs. Parish ssjr a^fUim*' A I think Uie words she said were UuU he 4 4 Ml uuder.und it. y When you showed Uie Ull to Mr far i*ti and made your statement to him, did be a ay or do anything? A He did not articulate a word he made motions with his h?a 1 an 1 bar. t o 1*1 'you hear any sound ol any kin I come from hi. mouth? A. I declare I disreraember. Q. Can v.* d? ?cribe the motions of his head and hands? A. The mo tioa of bis head was slow, and he used his hand* loosely and carelesslv; he bowed his head slowly several times, and once more he gave a kind of shake from side to side. Cross examination by Mr. Cutting? I have not contin oed to do the shoeing of Mr Partshsince that occurrence; after that time 1 did not speak to Mr. or Mrs Parish, but merely passed the compliments of the day as 1 Pns?ed by U liid Mr fari-h, on the occasion about the bill, know you or rncifntne you? A Not particnUrly. o You say that you pointed out the items of the bill to Mrs Parish how many items were there? A. 1 presume there were four or five that she objected to. Q Wa* the bill paid ? A. Yes, sir y When you handed the hi I to Mr Parish did be take it from you? A. 1 think not; 1 keot it in my hand at the t me, |?.iutmg out the items and ili.laiiiingat the same time what 1 stated to the court. 0 Had Mr l"ansh glasses ?n at that time" A. 1 think not. Q. Was It alUr Mrs Parish had sai 1 that she did not wish to be imjiosed on. that you sjioke to Mr. Parish? A Yes sir. (J At w hat time was it that he made m ? Hons with his head and hand- A. At the time 1 was ex Plaining to him the cause " of the extra charge of fifty cents. VI Describe the motion of his bauds? A I think he raised both hands up in front, and worked them loosely in this way, a?d then dropped. Q When he made these motions with his hands, did he accompany them with the -hake of his head from side to side that vou hare mentioned? A Yes sir, I thiuk he did a little alter be moved his head from side to side alter he lowered his hands Q When he made these mo tion- loosely and carele-sly. did it appear to you ai ir ho didn't wish to be troubled with the matter* A W -ir 1 in nk it appeared u me as if he took no interest at all in the mntter V You have said you think the words Mrs Parish u-ed were that Mr. 1'artsh did not understand it Can you state that these were her exact words? A. As near as m) memory serves me. I thin* tbev were her words, y lid she not say that he did not understand you? A. I think n *. sir. 0 lid vou make anv memorandum of this eooversatiou ? A No sir 1 did not 1 1 1*1 you speak of it to any |wr son before the death of Mr Pan-b - A Her MMH and myself had a conversation in reference to the aaMar previous to bis death and al-o her f-rttnan y H w Gmwm either of these cot) ver?auat? before Mr l"art?h s death * A 1 presume nearly two year- and better and shortly after the settlement 'if the bill took place know the name of Uie Inotman I know the name of the toachman . with the eittfrtion of the eoa*hman and WOt man 1 did not mention this matter .?that I recollect, to ajiy other person betore Uie death << Mr Parish, y AfW r his death did you mention It U) any person until afV-r pro reeding* were taken befbre the Hurrogale to provethe will and codicil- ' A No. sir, I did n-t WMItlMftM man railed upon me, and a-ked me que-tioo* relative to Mr Phrlsh's airairs? if I had been <all'?l ui*>u I told him no 1 think that It ?t< the same footman with whom I had the con\ er-ation before the death of Mr. l'ari-h. y About w hat time was it that the lootman aaked you wbetlier you had hi-en called ufS'ti ? A I "? the first time he railed, but the second was at my shop on Tnmday Inst he toW me that Mr. Ill Ion wished to sec rae 1 then ralkd to see Mr Ullon flon t know in wVxe service the f.wtman wa- on Tuesday last I don t know where he live*. I can t 'tate the name of any person in whoee service he ha* been sinre he left Mr l'ari-h, I call him a footman b? au-e he ar- ompanie.1 the carriag ? of Mr and Mr? l'ari-h I think it was in the aut'inni of IM Ml and Mr i ? <" * th the I ?!. . give the corre? t dat> by referring to my accounts , 1 may vary in the year, 1*60 or 1*S1. Isrect examination resumed. Q. Hnee Mr. Parish's deaUi has any <?ther per*on th??i thi- ftKSman c*lled on you about this * A Yes, sir . Mr tlllon calhil to -ee me on Tue?<lay y Ito yon know Mr John K Haskin? A. Y??. sir y I*<1 he call ou yon on th? ?nl.|?-t prev'"U' to last Tu - lay' A ^ "? - r h did. he mmle some h?hi inquiry of me about ttie matter At a sulniequent -Uge of the proee?iiini;< Mr Dillon, on bnhall of Wm. Kent the collector, presented the following petition ? To the H' n A W Bmrr hi. Furropato of the city a 1 toooty of New York ? Tbe petit. >n of W,,iiam Kent ar**^ collator i tt.< f ?:* and . of t!??' iato H< t.rjr fir.-1. .!. ??..ed ap po-.otodbv an ? T'lf nu''.< .n th? ?&? ve entitled mati. r i.* *1. ?.? jt ti. ... ?? Ma) v ' ???-,.? That i. t a* ut t ' i. ? ??? ? to pr? v " ? t 'I" ?* 1 1 1 ti ?? nt h> alt* i !> J at lh< r??i |.-i . ?,f Uk ?!?< <a-e?i m aouare. .a ?!,? nt) <<( Y-rk fbr tbe purptaie of r*< elvmf from Mr ?u?m U I'att-ti tli* ??!? w of aa.d d?? --a-ed, then r?-id.ng there, a!! tti? ?tock?, aoruritie* and other poraon ti eatate hel>mging to the wlatr of ?aid il^ufwl, and ?,? n being id her p.* ?<H>?iaa > r aixl?r ber rontrol. Hut tbereu|?.n Ui? -aid fueao M Pariah delivered to J or pet. .wri^r r?toin ?Ux kf aad aectiritwe amounting to tbe aum of }iV2,nt?i or thereabout*. Wlif h yonr petitioner la informed and tig^rrea to Im all tbe atoeka *od aecurltiea now re mainmg it) the nam* of Henry ) 'Uriah wki< h belong,"! to tm at tfto date of hi* Btt*< k of parVyart '? J"lf. 1M0 That the ?aid rtuaan M Pariah Uh'D eibit>l"d to your ? ? rta.t, other ?t>- k? an I a? nr ti ? aa l.#r own property. amounting to tha aum of faon.Oui or thereabout*. wbk b aaid atock- and aerunUe* your p? ?(turner ia informed and believe* were purchaaod with be fund* of the mM H?ory I'arL'b ID hi* I if -time ami m w belong t<. his <'"Ut. That on or about the ITtli <ta) of Juno natant your petitioner rained to bp aerr- I oa the ?aid J'uaan M Pariah a demand Sir the delivery and aarreedor to your petitioner of the ato k? and awei rttie* laat mentioned, adding tbereii < rrttun other m > nej.<, -t<? k? and w. ijntK < not exhibited v afore-ai i, t.'H wli < h your petitioner believa- to haw l < #n pir i h**ed witli the ' in i? or to have Iieen realise I from the *fp- V> "f th> Mid ll>'nry Parish whl< b a.l liti >n? am ?iut to the ni oi I a or thereabout*. Thai n or % it h? 1 ?? >i day of June in tint, your ixtitioi.cr i *.? t roni W M KvarV f/"i fnin-el 'ir ail 'J I'ariah. an answer t* u^id d< mand, c mn ug only a p r lW>t> of th?- ?t<a-k? a/id ?erurlti"-' demmd<?d a>- alorp aid, amountiriR to thr ?am of &M2 tli i.'i or tlicr ? t>o?i?a andexpre?a bh her w llmfD<>?? to d?ltver and *ur rrndrr the re?i'lue That therpujufl, l>y prn ili aii |?.lntmetit, your p?-titt"n- r, on the pvemng of the - it ^ day. atton<1> d at the rexldenc* of Mr* I'ariah in re. ?|ri tb?' ?to< k* and ??< uritiea laat m"0tt0n.?d an I dl l tb -e u|iw rwei\a the aame. Tliat your petitioner al> re *ivm1 fyotn the aaid rf?unrie| a m"mor mdurn of < i-li balaDre esd r? tc mg a ru. rnorandum of lh.< c , h .0 )>ank U the cred t of Mr*, t ai i?h. at 0i<' death of tho u^tator. ?B'I al?o of < axh rete.pf by i?er ain< ? bli de?t!i ui?'D the ?t<- ka and a+ iiritw" a? therein in?HtioU' d. am- until, g in the aggregate t?>th??-.im ' ? 'hereoiKruta all of whi<-h the aatd C'H.m M l*ari?h de< i ne I U. 'elur? to to r |? tit, ?? r. tint ? hl< h vour petitioner .? nlorme>J xnd believe* ha\e be< 0 pur' ha ed 0T rmiirM from the fi nd* of tbe aaid te?t?tor. and to belong to hia eviate T>.al, a* your petitioner la in formed and i?*he?<?, of tl e 'torlia and ?? uftUoa th-w* retained by Mra f ?r1-h a* alor??al?l. ail of tliem were purcliAaed af?> r the date of tfie | araty* a of the teatator m July. 1 1 1 ?. with two a rept on* ?1*1. Wi ?harr.? nf the Tan una tiilrMd (>.m [any -tork. %h ooo wbieh w?re, on the Mk Miy, J %f?l, 'rai ferrcl to bertelf BD'tor po*?;r of attorn, y, , , j ter mentioned; and 2d, 3,068 share* of the Phr^0jJ( M.?k of th? p?r value of $41,160, or thereabout*, v^^j, wcre oa U? Mth of August, 18M, transferred to ' Ae^if M(jer th? taB? power ; that the said power of rs data on the lath September, 1860, and t purports to bo signed by the said Henry Pariah. puuuou.r u informed and believes that the que' /tkou lH uow mg before the Surrogate whether U- A ^4 Henry IVriah from the date of hi* said attack f / paralysis, pvynsMl sufficient mental and physical po itr w m.ir. ? |ega| Wlu and let lament, and that the a* M uueauon w uivoived a. to hi. competency to mak 4 a v?,ld p^r alU)r uey, or to transact business. ? to naake voluatary gifts That while your petitioner 'A, personal knowledge on the subject, bets infbime^ thai the said Untator was in compeUnt to perform s JC|| act1)| aD(l ^ to bo hi? duty, aa collector of tfjtaaid estate, to collect and bold all the securities and, property which after the dah; of said attack of paralysis arose or were accumulated from or by the fuads or -assets of the said Henry Parish, and to contest the validity of all transactions diverting the same from his estate. Thut, as your petitioner is Inform ed and believe*, of the stock and securities thn 1 retained by Mra.fariah as aforesaid, is an Item of 1(0 shares of the Pan Be Mall Steamship Comiiany, 116,000- tin* at the date of the death of the testator, 2d March, 1854, ton stocks of said company standing in her name was '230 shares, of which she transferred 80 .shares to Davts, Brooks k Co., on the 19th March, 1868; that your petitioner is Informed and believes that said shares were also purchased wilh the funds of the testator and belong to his estate; and your petitioner has demanded from Mrs. Parish a return of the same or the pay ment of the par value thereof, and has received au answer. That, as your petitioner la informed and be heves, the estate of the -aid testator, at the date of his attack, consisted of the mutt part or personal estate, in vested in stocks, bonds and bills receivable, maturing at various dates; that, at that time, he was indebted on two promissory notes, to the amount of $!K),000, that, by re ceipts from his ei tate, collected by the aid of a former partner, of large responsibility, the said notes were wholly paid on the 4th day of May, 1860; thut the follow ing information has been given to the coil< ctor, of which lie has been charged to take notice, and which, he lias been informed, is sustained by evidence before the Sur rogate in this case, viz. : ? Krom the date last mentioned to the day of the death of the testator, the said Susan M. Parish assumed to manage his estate and transact his business, and riceived all the revenues of his estate; thut immediately thereafter, and in the month of June, 1860, and from tbeuce to the day of his death, she collected large sums of money, amounting to $400,000. or thereabouts, and made investments thereof, either in her own niime or In securities transferable by delivery, in no instance making investments in the name of the testator; that the stocks and securities aboveinen Uoned, as retained by her, were made in the manner an! under the circumstances above stated, out of and from the resources of his estate; and that the said testa tor was not, from the date of his attack to the day of his death, in sound mind or capable of managing his es tate, or could or did give any valid assent to the trans fer of said stocks and securities to the said Susan M- | Parish; and your petitioner deems it to be his duty, as collector of said estate, to contest the validity of such transactions, by which the said revenues were diverted from his estatc-JETAud your |>etitioncr states, that uudnr his order of appointmnit, being restricted from com mciH-ing any suiLs without the consent of the Surrogate, and being required to |>ay the said Susan M. Parish an annual allowance of 814,000 in quarterly pay ments, he requests to be permitted to tak? such legal proceedings for the recovery of the stocks and securities retained as aforesaid, amounting to the sum I of $428,912 36, or thereabouts ; and he also asks the direction of the Surrogate whether the said annual allow ance shall be made so long as the said stocks and securi ties continue to be retained. WILLIAM KKN'T. City and county of New York, 8*.: William Kent, the person described in the foregoing petition, being sworn, says that he has read the same and knows its contents, and that the same is true of hii own knowledge, except as to the matters therein stated to be ou his information and belief, and as to those mat ters he believes it to be true. WIL1JAM KENT. fcworn this 27th of June, 1868, before me. Wm. Ctkrik, Commissioner of Deeds. Mr FvarU, on behalf of Mrs. Parish, read an affidavit claiming the $428,912 36 as gifts made to her by Mr. !"arirh over and above the will and codicils. Argumeut w?s heard from counsel on both sides, and decision r< -rrv. d The testimony of Dr. Delafleld and Rev. Dr. Taylor on tk? part of Mrs. l'arish will be published w due course. Political Qowlp. The Fremont ratification meeting in Newark, N J., on Monday cv cning, was the most enthusiastic political gathering which ha* been called together Mince the days of "Tippecanoe and Tyler too." "Fremont and victory" was the cry. TLe Daily MCwaukie Wiicenrin, the long established and leading democratic journal of Wisconsin, has raised the banner of Fremont and I toy ton. Its editor wad for 'merly connected with the Albany Argui. Among the Vice President* of the Fremont ratification meeting in Cincinnati was the President of the Pierce ratification meeting in lbs same city, in 18&2; and four of the speakers voted for Pierce. The Buffalo Courier insists that the democracy of the State of New York la a party of the pejple and not of committee*, and it calls upon the people to rise in their ^uight, ami no longer alio w committees to tliwart a popu plkr sentiment that is almost unanimous. Mr. Francis P. Blair, Jr., republican candidate for Con gress in Missouri, signed the addrevs of the Benton demo crats, but after it was published he found in It the senti ment that tha "Kan a* Nebraska bill wax the great tri umph of the true genius of Amerija." This waa more than Mr. Blair could stand, and he acocordinirly wrote a letter to the ft. Lotus Democrat, in which be says:? "If the Nebraska law Is intended to be eulogisod, I mint say that I do not un:te in the eulogy. Neither am I, in any sense, in favor of the extension of slavery. I have always denounced both, and think that neither can be too severely denounced." Mr. Henry n. Bedford declines being one of the Know Nothing Presidential electors in .Missouri. He siys, fur the last eighteen months he has condemned the wild, sui cidal course of the so called American party. The Lehigh Valley Tisms. published at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, ban the Stockton and fUyoor ticket at Umj head of its columns. In order to elect Fremont be must carry all th free Plates en mane, with the exception of 27 vote*, the exact number belonging to Pennsylvania. If be looa Peuusyl vania, therefore, be can afford ta lose nothing else. The PuttaviUe Miner i Journal, a paper of great In fluetioe among tho miners of Schuylkill county, Pa., tako* dow n lb* Fillmore flag aad hoist* Fremont. Governor Gardner, of Ma<?*achiHcdH, has declared in In favor of Fremont for the Presidency. The Buffalo daily Demorral and Weiherjv (German ) propose* that tbe poopla take up the subject of the differ eneex between the hards and softs of this 9Ute, diecarl both committees, and make a democratic union that will last. There is to be a grand rally of the nigger driving do mocracy of Kentucky and Indiana, at Henrysvillc, tod., the &th last. Tho Philadelphia Penmylramian tells us that In the Keystone Mate the nomination of Fremont ha* fillen dead. Against this put tbe fact? vouched for by tbe CntUd Stall (Philadelphia) Qa*lU? that fifty three 1'euu sylvaaia paper* support Fremont. " Hoorar for Boo cannon and Broken Bridge shoute | an Irishman the other night. That isn't ?' the bnlge' that will carry us safely over Mormon Arroant of the AiMMlnatlen of Klnn Htraag. [From the ft Jamta' blasaw. Jane 20.) '?a Monday la-t tbe United -tales steamer Michigan en t#r?d this barter, at about 1 o'clock I* M and * vi- ted by tbe inhabitants promiscuously during tbe af tenifsiB At aiwiit T o'clock Capt McBtatr sent a messenger (Sou Barnard, the pilot.) m Mr. Strang. requesting him to rt-it bim on board Mr Stran/ imm?diat' ly accompanied tbe m*?*?tiger. and Ju-t a? they were ?U'pptng "n the bridge leading to the pt' r in front of F MM k On - store two aesa.- -ms approached id the rear, avtbsarvad i i either of them and Bred up?n Mr stra,llf w,ih pnto The first Shot look effcw-t upon the left side of Ihe hen.) entering a little back o? tbe top of the "-ar, and, rebound inc. passed out near the top of the head Pus shot, ired Iron a horse pistol, brought him down and be fell on ibe left side, so U..a he saw the asaa itt<a as they fired the second and third shots from a revo' r both taking effort upon bis p^rana one just h k>? tti temple, on the right side of the fboe. and lodged in tie uheek b?nc the other on the left side of tbe "|<ine, n< tr the tenth rib. followed tha lib about two inciiee aad a half and lodged. Mr Strang recognised In the person ? of tb? m?t< >h Thomas Bedford and Alexander wentwocth WenMn.-th had a revolver, and Bedford s horse pt-t?l. with w i n he slruck Mm aver tl.e he* I aad face while ly ng on th-> ground The a*sa**tns imtnel' it<ly lied on board t railed stales steamer, with pistols in hand, claim.ng her protection. TheasauM was eommitlol In view of -everal or tb-> "ffioer? and crew from t)M do it of the staatner. al o li ft !?. McCull'sh FrsakUn Johu-on, and other' and ni flff< it made to stop it. Mr. Strang ?ae taken up by a few friends an I som. ?f (lie "ffur- of the boat aud carried to the house of the Messrs. Prindles where the aargsnn of the ste i i^r ma<!< an eisninatton 9f his ttaaads, an I decl.ir 1 re? ? very bopaiws Process * is tak et out for tha apprehension ofth i - ?aseins, and tbe flb* riff ofth* county oalle>i on i M' Hlair for their delivery. The >vi|>tain Kfuse l to v tbam up. saving that he wouil take them to m t km? and deliver Oiem into tbe hands of the civil author. t.i of the State there Tin su-amer ;?ft the neit day. carrying off all the per * r s supposed to be imp ' at-"! in lie affair tlm- afford Irg military pr 4ecti?m to m<ird< rers and ffertlir itflug tl.e S?vW?i*Pty of civil law. Ho|os in entertained <4 Mr. Strang's reeovery, in '?n-enoenie of the having up Of Mr !*rang a 'h h s W' unds. ind tbe ?! ?.irri> g. meat of affair* gr iw g t of the occurrence, the tfm'p /Winder will be *u-potided. Ksval Inlelllgenee. The t" ? *ieamer Fnrton fie ?*nant Cs'mnMad'tig Hi<h?rd f, Tl'ghinan. ftom K7 W>?i, * fv? I ' re m Mnrday evening, hnul to Washiagton ? *y witlidas l?t> li?* front Oiriinodore I'auldidi; f the Honi" "<|''adron rbe 1 sailed agam Saturday r ght f?>r ).t i ? _ \V t..i HrraU, J?1g t. 11m Gigantic Railroad fckram la OoafNM. mm or wl utchbr, or viminia, on thb bill ??ANffNQ TO THB STAT* or ALABAMA PUBLIC LANM in altbknatb suctions, to aid in tuk CONSTRUCTION Or RAILNOADS IN 8AID 8TATB. DBUVBUSD IN TH1C 110 IN* OK KRKIUGHBN'T ATI V 1M MAY 'A, 1860. Mr. Sr?ARKK ? I difler with the gentleman iron# Ohio. I think the amendment to the amendmert is perfectly mi i wiiii and it us in exact aecordance with what 1 have been expecting. Wv started out with Iowa lor four roads. TUt ww followed by Florida for three; then comes Wis cousin, and the bill has just pawned for three in that State. The Committee on Publio Lands reported a substitute, which they directed the gentlemen from Alabama to of fer, and that substitute provides for threo more. Not content with that, however, and being a little more hungry and greedy than the others, the gentleman from Alabama moves an amendment to the substitute, and I aslu for six or seven roads tn his State. It strikes mo that the gentleman from Alabama Is in rather an Inconsis

tent poeitiou on this subject. It will be recollected that be is the father of what is called the Graduation act. which passed U is house some two or three years ago, and which was urged on our consideration on the ground that the lands in Alabama having been a long time in market, and not having been sold at the price of one dollar ami twenty Ave cents per acre, it was right and proper that the price should be reduced to the sum of twelve ami a half cents per acre, to bring them within the reach of settlers In that neighborhood. That was done. Now, what does the gentleman propose? He proposes to run six or seven railroacs through thut laud, taking the o<lil sections within six miles on either side of those roods, if be can get enough to make up the complement of odd sec Uons; und if not, then nine miles more on either side, em bracing thirty miles within the limits <>f the two outside linos. And what does he propose to do with the balance)1 To let them k<j to the settlers who want to buy the land at two dollars and fifty celts per acre ? the very lands that be said were too hi^h when they were at one dollar and twenty- live cents per acre, and which his graduation bill reduced to twelve and a half cents per acre. Now. I say that this is u most remarkable state of things. He sai l that the lands were too high at one dollar ami twenty live cento per acre, and after we have re duced the price to twelve and a half ceuts per acre, at his suggestion, he now comes forward ami proposes to donate a portion of those lands to th. eUro&d corpora tions which may be chartered by the legislature of Ala bama. and thut the lands reserved, t^e asctions repre sented by the even numbers, shall be open to ? ntry by actual settlers at two dollars and fifty cents per acre. Is not this position a most extraordinary oney . Hut, sir, there is still another point of view In which the gentleman accupics a remarkable position. He be longs to what is called the democratic party of this House, and endorsed as such the Baltimore platform, which de claret "that the constitution does not confer upon Mio general government the power to commence and canry on a general system of internal improvements;" that it was ttiiti- democratic, and in violation of the principle recognized and acted on bv that party. He fought the last l*re?idcntial battle on this platform in common with mypoll and others. Now, sir, here are those four rail roads in Iowa, one thousand one hundred and fifty three miles in length. Here are those three railroads in Wis consin, five hundred and three miles in length. Here arc also those threo railroads in Florida, five hundred and odd miles in length. Here art these railroads *in Ala bama, six or seven in number, some six hundred or eight hundred miles in length; making nearly three thousand miles of railroad to bo constructed by donations of the public lands by tins federal government, aud yet the gentleman is bitterly opposed to the policy ol a "general system'' of internal improvements by the gen erul government. Now, if three thousand miles of rail road in one session of Congress is not a ''general sys tem" of internal improvement by this government, when will we get to it? The next remark I have to make is, that these bills have been introduced In a very unusual way, and have been hastily pressed to their jiassage. None of these bills, in troduced by the Committee ou Public lands, hn ever been printed, or put in a situation where they could be accessible to the nu mbers of this House. The bills and amendments have been introduced and read at the Clerk -, desk, and then we have been compiled to take the bills in that way, under the operation of the previous question. Take the case of this bill this raoriing. The gentleman from Alabama introduces a bill, and bring* a substitute in with it. The bill, as it went to the Committee on Pub lic lands, was printed in part and partly in manuscri|>t, with numerous interlineatioaa to make it conform to the views of the gentleman from Alabama. Tli>- substitute conies to us In manuscript along with this bill. Neither is printed, and they are followed by an amendment l>y the geutli-msn from Alabama. Neither the original bill, the aubstiMa, nor the amendment is within tli? roach of members for arareful examination, because they have not teen prilled and laid before us. Now, I say that this is most extraordinary legislation, after what occurred in the last Congress. It vt ill be recollected that a land bill passed through ibis House in much the same way as it is proposed to i*ss this, and by the change of a single word ?by whom, or when, or where made, we know not ? Use entile character of the bill was cluyjgsd, and the lands given a direction never Intended at the time Uie bill wax under rousideratlca and posted by this body. ?ir, 1 say here that, under present circumstanees, and with bills |>repared in the m.inner these are, interlined here and there, and never printed, there is an equal charier for a mistake, as there 14 for u correct engrossment of the bill . and were is nobody iu this House vi Ikj ha* the meant of comparing this bill as passed, with the bill as engrossed and signed by the Pro-i deut, because we have no printed bill with which to tnuke the comparison. I tay, then, tt is inost extraordinary that a bill which propwes to grant millions of acres of the public lands should be passed here, under such rlrmmitanr?, under the gag or the previous <juesU?n. denying to everybody not only the right to debate the bill but even the right u < r<?d it. The ouly prl\ ilege we have is to h<-ar it r>'ad the clerk's desk, before we are called upon to vo?. upon it. Thro, sir, tlie next remark I have to make is, that the < bill.- are unfair, that they do not present a true i-tato a i fit' ts to the country, and tliat they are calculated to nui' an erroneous Impri^-ion u|<on the public mind, when It is declared by the authors ?ml advocates of them that for eat h odd section which the goveriim<ut grants it re ?erv es an even set-lion to be sold at I'J 60 per acre w hieb will I * lance the aertion" given sway at the original c?'t of $1 21 per acre. I?t me show that such i* not tlteca*c There are thirty -six sections of land in each township. By a previous art of Congress the sixteenth section in ' em h township has been donated to the states for seliool puri'-es. and thirty Ave sections only arc left iu eat h township to be aflected by these bills. SeveuWt-n of these are even sections and eighteen are odd sections. Now. yon mill notice that everv one of these bills for the donation of lands for railroad purpo < d? kirts that the States are to take the odd sections wi in the range of six miles on either side, and all the re served stations within that limit are to be sold at I'J 50 per acre. But there is this remarkable difference in t * een the government and the corporations to which these lands are donated after these railroad companie have been organized, if they rann<<t get the quantity of odd sectious of land to which the bill entitles them, within six mile* on either aide of the road, they mav sr leet such deBcieney from any of the public land* lying within tiiU'en miles on either side of the road, and yet not e\ en one of the ressrwd section* outeiJe of the ?u. and vt ill. iu the liftm en miles, is Increased to t'l ftO an acre. Iw t-ou not see, then, that the operation Is an un fair ?nut When It declares to Uie country that a quantity of land equal to that donated to Uie rood Is doubled iu prire and reserved by the government for sale, it Is per fw tly manifest that the declaration is not correct. The next remark I wish to make Is in regard to the sr gument relied upon here, that the government, being Uie proprietor, should contribute to the construction ot these improvements, as it would be a judicium appro priation of the public land. Why, sir, what would be thought of that individual who, owning six hundred acre of land, should, on being called u|?m. contribute mor?' than three hundred acres of his tract for the purpose oi getting a railroad to run alongside of what was left- Y? such is the operation of this policy. The government belnii the proprietor. and holding tbi? land in trust for Uie better t of the states, is to be made to contribute to the bulldinir ?t these roads more Uian one half of its land, within certain limits, running the enUre length of the roads. 1" this such conduct as a man of ordinary prudence and ro 4 sense would exhibit in regard t e the disposition of hi own land? Not at aU. It is not pretended. No nun would dream of any such Uiing lit us see bow Uih matter works. Here Is the Plate of Iowa, which ha" pro Jected ['sir roads east and west, through the enUre State a distance of three hundred miles in parallel fines. Yon give tn each one the alternate ?octions within six mile' on either side and if they cannot get the requisite land ? within that dlstanee, they are authorised to go to a di" tance of Atteen miles, making a distance of thirty miles to each road. Here. then, are one hundred and twenty ?ailes in width of the public lands in Iowa covered by tl> grant to secure the construction of those four road* W. II, now look at tt in another point of view Will It l?e pn tended that these grants af Inn I wiU not eon tru< t Uie entire roads, pey th<- whole < ost ot Uiem, and leave to the companies which sre to be organised by the Stab I* gtslalure an amount with which to make ? large dividend "?t of the proree'i- of Uie sale of the laads after t"e work is < ' mpieu d * Take, for an llta-traboa, the Illinois On tral Km 1 1 road, one of the first measures of the kind p<i hy f'ongreas. A charter was granted iiy the I <-ci"l ?t >? of Illinois to certain individuals in the States of New York and Mas-s< husetta. who were to take these lands and constrict Uie roa'l for them. Wiiat has been the result? The work hit" been com tnenc"'. and carried on ructeaafitlly. and the rami U now in running order. Their fores and freight* for the month of February have increased from |69,noo in the year 1U6, to 1130.000 lor the month of February, IMA? showing an increase of more titan one hundred per oent from this source alone. Their lands arc now b.-ing brought into market; Uiey are advertised to the count for sale, and he d out to purchasers at |iric?s > in. from 0 vi to thirty dollar* |wr acre, ail am l-i ri. slid this In a "-tat"' too. wMPt gemiemen a fesr yoar ago were complain I nr thst their lands were too li.*h *t II 'ib per acre, and -aying there ought to he a gradu itieii measure passed to NduM Im price, for Ihe purpo e of encouraging settlement/ upon |hoe< id<*iti<sl lands No*, sir, d'ss ibis m"?w ?rf disposing of lb?a land In eacou rage the settlement #n?-e land*- Are you |? dntr m- i-uns ml< uiated to ail ?ce the interc-d of s< tusl settler* wo ,i you [>lacf the lands In the hands of cor |k> ration-, and trite them unlimited authority and power to sell them for any price th? y can get, from Bre to thirty dollar" p?r Merer Well, It Is said now. after thin Illinois road hits been completed, and when they are payinx a secretary a sa lary of lA.tssi a year and pay irn; other officers salariw at a like high rats', when their lands are pr.\<. nl ' I in market, and when it Is proclaimed In their report thai the whole improvement can be made, m, i :1 surplas left Irom the "ale of Uie land, that we. m making this grant, have acted the part of a prudent proprietor. sir. what nas bei ome of the cry which we h' at"' in thi? hall ? few yc*r.< ng,, al>out land lor the landlena, and b<im'? f< r the hoiiseli'" Thst fry was (sipmar two or three y..nr? %gn hero, and a n >asi.re wan a'toslly ? I through this House, ti|s>n the sgrartan princMe ot donating the public lands to those having Mhttdn Kow that is at.andone i and the verv ?sni> |>artie? who ailfl s g|) d thst measure > o?e In Mid Mtifbl to niake a d<?iation of land whi< h shall inrrei-e !?<? 1 1. t of a hat remains from double to forty fol I to those very met who no? have no land, and ar>' strogg.ing Pi a> '|Uir a few m res look at the matter in another point of xiew. This eonntrv Is simost orerrun With e?>r|s. rations of ono sort or gmHhff. livr? arc tdy corporati> iw, and local town cor portions, and yea are connecting the one wtth the other by these railr< ads, and binding one corporation to another by ties which wit) hold them together in one common body, to struggle for the promotion of common interests. We *ee the power which is wielded by this one corpora tion in Illinois now ? its own selfish interests are consult ed at the expense of the interests of the great body of the people. Pecuniary profit is the great objector all railroad corporations, and hence it is their rates of char ges for freight and fare are always put ut the highest poKe lble figure to which they can be put without driving both from its line. And let me appeal to tho gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Richardson) to say whether, with thi* central railroad now running through that .State, there is not a probability ? a strong probability ? that the power of thut corporation will sooner or lator control the legisla tion, designate the members of the General Assembly and direct and regulate the policy and tho politics of that Stat** Mr. Rhturwon ? 1 will state to the gentleman from Virginia, and to the House, that the Central railroad, in the State of Illinois, does not constitute one-third of tho railroads of that Stale; and if the State were to come under the control of that corporation, there would have to be a combination of interests where there is now a diversity of interests; 1, therefore, apprehend that there is no danger at any time that it can have control of our legislature in anyway whatever; I, at least, have no fear of it. Mr. Cadwaladkk ? Representing a State In which this ex|>erimcnt ot endowments in aid of the corporate fran chises of improvement companies has been tried somo what extensively, l^desire to say that the result of this experiment, where wo havo seen it thus tested, lias pro duced, in my mind, a result altogether diMerent from the opinion of the gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Richardson.) 1 do not concur with him that there is no goound for ap prehension of the future exercise of dangerous political iniiuences through causes which this bill, in the regular course of event**, is lik<-ly to engender. Mr. Jj.tchkk ? Precisely so; and I will venture the pre dictiou, notwithstanding the opinion of my frieud from Illinois, that btfore ten years roll around the Central railroad corporation of the State of Illinois will wield a power that will regulate the politics of that State, and shape the legislation of tho State to accord with its own interests and wishes. If tho gentleman from Illinois will take the facts in reference to every State legislature in this broad land, he will see that tho corporations, of one sort or other, have made and enforced their demand* for money and loans for the purpose of miking improvo mi nts or extending their works. They all combine; and where that combination is made, success in tho occom Elishment of their objects is certain. When and where as there been a failure, unless tho Statu was weighed down by debt and burdened with taxes)1 I think my friend from Illinois is mistaken, and I beg leave to caJl his attention to Kxecutivc Document No. 8H, to show the power of tho Illinois Central Railroad, as it has already exhibited it in these days of its infancy. The Illinois Central Railroad Company is united witli tho Ga lena Packet Compuny in the transportation of the mails, and it is charged that, for the purpose of injuring Dubu que and benelltting Dunlci*h. they resort to every species of potty wartarc upon tho former. And why is this? It is because the rail road company are interested "in the ferry." -'the warehouses : and the "hotel at Dimleith." It is charged that the mail has been left on the bank of the river for "two or three days" at a time. It is alleg ed, too, that they have failed to comply with the act of Congress donating the land for the building of this road. 1 quote from the document:? Your memorialist*, lu this connection, respcrtfully rail the atten'ion ol the President, ami ol tin' Post Onice Pepartmen , to the nutimer in whkh ib?* provisions of the art of Congress making llie rutlroail grant to Illinois, approval September Jl, 1850, have )ie?n complied with, to far as l>ubu<|\ie U concern ed. The act provides thHt the branch of the railroiul in this direction shall extend, v? the town of Ualena to l>ubii<jite. in the 8ta>e of Iowa. In point of fact, the road actually term! nates at Iluiib ilh, lu the State of Illinois. In order to reach Dubuque, the passenger proceeds to Dunleltli, the ier minus nl' the road In point of fact, and thence hires bis passage to the terminus of the road under the act 01 Gwgrcss. by a ferry boa* owned in great part by the agent* ana o'lhcers of the Illinois Central Railroad Com pany. The company does not ticket lo Dubuque, and all freight stops at the east bank of the Mississippi. Tickets mty be bought on the line of the road, and at New York, and the principle cities Kast, w hich will take the passenger over this road, and will take him by the way of the Galena Packet Company to !*t. Paul, and other towns north of us on the river; but no ticket can be bought, and no receipt for freight can lie obtained, which will take passengers or freight to Dubuque, without additional expense when the Mississippi Is reached. Dubuque Is unknown upon the tickets and waybills of the company. Your memorialists submit that this la in violation of the act of Congress aforesaid; that the company is bound by that act to provide its own means of transportation of freight and pas sengers to "Dubuque. In the State of Iowa;" that, in order fully lo carry out the spirit and letter of that act, the Illinois Central Railroad Company ahould do at this place what other companies are doing at various p lares below ua, and are pre paring to do at places above ua, viz: bridge the Mississippi; and, until such time as a bridge can he coaetructed, the com pany should provide other means of^lta own for continuing the transportation, so that the actual terminus of the road shall be the same fixed by Congress. We insist that, to make the prac tieal terminus of the rood at Dunlelth, is In violation of the act of Congress providing for Ha eons' ruction, ami that the road cannot be considered as completed nntli the same lias been ex tended to thia City by a bridge. JOHN O. SIIIKI.DS, Mayor of the city of Dubuque. Per order of the City Council. P. W. CHswroan, Recorder. F. V. GOODRICH, President of the Board of Trade of Dubuque. Per order of the Board of Trade. Knwi* J as is, Jr., Secretary. Discytx, January 17, 1866. We are next told that these companies are to carry the mails at the prke flzed by the Puetmastsr General. And If the company and Uie Postmaster General can not agree, what la the remedy T The company tonnes to this House, which lias created It, which has given It birth and being and vitality, and this House will - ettle between the Postmaster Oeueral and the railroad eoflBpauy. How will It be settled? If tlio power of the r?ni|*tny Is so strong in this House b'fove a dollar lias been realized by the corporation, that it can liavc a bill )?rsed through under the operation of the previous que* tktt. nnd ran gag down every m.m who seeks to open his mouth here against it. how much strougcr will it be when the road la made, ana when money Is daily and hourly coming in'o its treasury 1 I have another objection to these bill ^ ; 1 cannot .1. 1 ..ite it, a* I would like to do, within the limited MM allosrcd me. My obiection t?? them is this, iny friend from Alabama (Mr. Cobb) w is the old soldier - Oil nd here in the last ("onjr ss He was for donating houuty land to th<'m, for giving them an Inerea* ed quantity, so as to make it one hundred and sixty acres. Ami now wliat is to doing t He Is now for donat ing those lands to corporations, knowing, at he does, that since the Iowa and Florida railroad bills were passed, the land warrants have been steadily going down in prtco. He is for v hutting up all theac lands require I for railroads, and thereby shutting oil the old sold ers from every op pnrtunity of locating their warrants, and thus diminishing the priee of them Mr. Cu? Will the gentleman from Virginia allow m? to state that I intr'slut ed the Bounty Land bBl of I860, and voted for that also t Mr. Ijcrmnt? Very well, sir. And now the gentleman is trying to destroy tho-e who were to reap the bene tit of his legislation. I am sorry to see one who thought th< n that tnere was something due to the old soldiers, and who helped to procure their land warrants, seeking now to destroy their value, so as to mak> * hat he then considered an "act of justice entirely worth Irm to them Now, take this case of ihe Iowa rail rmd bill. When that hill was pass ed, the Commissioner of the Ortieral land I Miles' telegraphed to the land ottieers there to clote their uHiees. IaikI Is no longer to be taken by those warrants. The land is no longer In the m.irket. The railroads must be accommodated. They must make their selection. The value of the land warrants imtiei diately fell three or four cents an acre. Ho with the Wi i con-in bill. When it becomes a law, tiie land warrants will, of course, take a further fall. Now, It seems to me that all these are considerations which ought to have some weight in controlling the action of the House on this subject. I should like to know, Mr. SiM'?ker, how maay more bills there are yet behind this. I should like to know bow many mora milea of railroad are yet to be made ? bow many more acres of public lands are yet to be taken for their tonsWaction umier the arrangements entered into hy the Committee on Public 1 studs. I should like t' hear from the Chairman of that committee bow ?is it) more bills he baa u|<m the sVs kar Mr. Hr.Mim ? Tlic committee has agreed to report a bill for the Hale of Ijouisiana. Mr Ijcicvm? How many acres doas tliat proposo to take* Mr. Hicssrrr ? I caanot give yon the exact q'laniity; soaiethtng less than half a million of acres, There is another bill for the State of Mississippi. Mr I.mii**? lb w many acre' la thai* Mr. ItMuiKrr ? A little over hall a million Mr Ln t n* ? Well, how many acres for these Alabama reads * Mr Conn, (to Mr. Dennett) ? Hay a million of acres, so as to make it a big sum. Mr. Ijnnm ? Now. I would like t? know how my friends from the South have |>ermltle<! t hem-elves to l>e so taken la According to the Commissi tier of the General Ian l ftCkv the land require<l under this Iowa bill Is lour million three hundred and twenty thousand acres; the Win otisln bill take- one tn llion nine huadred lhouaai> I acre*, the Michigan bill gives about one million of acre- - m all some seven m limn two hundred thousand ai res. Now. let ns see how it is with the South. Here ia Missis sippi she Is to get Are hundred thousand acres, I,oui*l ana is to L-et live hundred thou-and acres, and then hera is the Alabama bill giving one million of acres This makes two millions of ai res for the South, again t seven million* for the North How much is Florida to hava? Mr Bsx>?rn--I want to correct a mi-take or two Into which Uie gentleman has fallen unintentionally, no doubt The fact *as, ilia' the Iowa bill and the Wisconsin fill were printed, and lay here whert ev?ry gentleman could obtain ' o| ii s I do n?d know whether the gentlomjtn from \ itiiinla was aware of ths fa>t, but Uie bill* w rt MR by a great many gentlemen then Now. as to the lai.'ls fi>r lows It is true, tliere 1* a stoNSctlt showing, as I understand that there are granted t<> Iowa ?\< - 'our million! If the Hate gets lix sections for 'sir 1 1 mi'?i of roMil At. tii' i n assume* that the railroad cmitames will get in set Hons per mile, and that, if they do get sit sections |er mile, that will make over four million* of acre- . hut the fact is, that If all the roads In Iowa were i' net the tix sections per mile, It would only be about three mir.it ns of acre*, a.* the lengths of the roads are over estimated But these four roads will not take up in the whol< as much as two roads would if there were no lands a'ready mtered. Those roads being In the coarse of construction, entries have I*-. n largely male along the lines of thoac roads. The roads would obi. on over a million ami a half of acres, according lo the estl m.ite bat * hen that estimate was made tlmrc were no returns of the entrlfs made since the l*t ol March, whit h ought lo be embraced There have been a great many eMri< a made on thee routes sinoe the 1-t of Mar i, wln< h would reduce that estimate very much I am con tldi i, t that I ha estimate of a million and a half Will be found to be too high, rather than too low, IWr all of the lews railroads ftie statement in the newspaper* is cal misted to prodtiee a wrong Impression It is estimated (hat tl.t^e railroads get land for all the length namod, wbl' I. is really not the case. They do not iret lands for hair tli ir length and never would have been all reported the ci mnuttce irthey did But as they gave to low i le.s II an th" grants made to other State*, the) wore ioi liued to mate a fair division among ail the roaiht T*F STMt'rTIVH Fih* II* Thimodai'X, I. a. ? A tire I r- ke out on the iWd nit . on Second street, between Maine mid l/-vee streets, and extended over two block*. > tf \ 1 tig ationt twenty eight buildings The prinrtpai snflerert sre Messrs. J<?epli Taillien. W. C. Horton. J. T. I>ai.nis. i. Angier, Horton, Isiwarn J. la mere* it *, and I rf I nrae snd Borde*. Our Nckmk* Correspondence. | Wild Woods of Nebjusiu, June 9, 18M. A Voic* /rem the frontier? Camp Lift in -Vtftrufca A* wienie Emigration to the Territory ? General tfe us, dc. A voice from the frontier? a voice from cam^, to t&a Hmuik'b reader*, who enjoy in thought t^fc wm&oc? that hovers around such a life. A stately Array of old> trees surrounding you, a green award \j6ne*th- it, a rudo cabin to sleep in, a comfortable horse to ride, and a trusty rifle and holster pistols to protoct you, or furnish you with fresh provisions, flow many of your realers, yo? dealers In Upc and calico, you gallant .sons of Neptune, or you Inhabitants of the rural districts of the East, would cheerfully, fer a season, change situations with> Ike. Or, ye fair ones, nursed In luxury, bow would the romance of such a life suit you? Remember, Ike is single yet. However, reader, sit down by me a moment la my "camp In the wilderness." Don't be frightened, for, al though away upon the frontier of Nebraska ? for from the settlements? you need not fear any trouble from tho Indians, or from that herd of prowling wolves close ob< our lea. If you are a man, light your pipe, spread your self out on the buffalo robe here ; or if a lady, . se-at yourself on that pile of blankets and c^Joy your self. There, is it not comfortable? ? those grim old* rees, yon beautiful stream, the joyous musio oi< those birds, the fragrance of a thousand flowers. And then, . when night throws hor dark mantle over this boau t ful scene, why we will watch the stars as tbey one by e>ne appear in the broad bluo arch above, or the moon throueh the leaves. ?s so gracefully she moves along the great highway e>l' heaven.- When daylight comes, wo will surround our rude c*mp Are, cook our homely break fast, killed perchanc,? in tho Almighty's park, and then spend the day in strolling about, hunting, flawing, read ing, writing, sleeping, or talking of friends and loved ones Tar away. We'll tell over all our old love scrapes, and maybe, If a lady young ami lovely you are, we will tell our own "tale ol love." We will spend days and weeks there, until, wearied of the monotony, wo will return to the settlements, and there find rude hearts, deceptive hearts and liiaimnou serving hearts, who will recall us from the ideal to the real worll. This Is camp life away on the prairies, barring the mos qnltoe, wet elays and night.*, and a hundred annoyances w Inch one has to put up with, not forgetting tlie chance ol having some ungentlomauly band of ludlans, soma dark mulit. appropriate your how? to themselves, with out leave or license, and without value received. Of course, you exiiect to dresi rough, live rou<h, and when you return to tho settlements look.about ten degrees dark er and feel "hearty as a bear;" ready, if you aro a young man. to astonish all tho village lasses with your feats of prowess and '? perils in tho imminent deadly breach" in the far West. This will wear out of you after you have been at it awhile. Tho emigiation to Nebraska is Immense this season. Every town in the Territory is tilled with eager settlers. From Kan* as they come in large quantities to avoid the constant contention and trouble that surround them, and here make themselves a comfortable and peaceful homo. Property in towns, fto., is rapidly advancing in value. Everything seems on the quivive. A goetd portion of the land of the Territory will be in market this fall, and hundreds of grccdr sjieculators are uwaiting it. outside of the largo amount of active and honest settlers. Persons desirous of entering good lands in valuable locations, and ure willing to ]<ay a liberal com mission for so doiug. liy addressing John W. Pattison, Omaha City, N. T., can have the opi>ortunity. The health of the county is good. l*rge crops arc already in tho ground. Oar Maine Correspondence. Portlaxd, June 27, 1866. Progrtf* of the City ? Politic* ? Buchanan Ratification Meeting ? A Straight Whig Caucus ? FrennM't Prof ited* ? Tabular Statement * of Pnviout Stale Vote*? Duastrou* Fire, <tc , dtc. Several years ago, an editor In the State capital, not < baring the lore of truth in his heart, had the temerity to publish to his three hundred and fifty subscribers that 1 , "Portland was wilting." The hue and cry which tho denisens of this city then raised about his ears Anally ex torted an apology for the rash assertion, and his example has prored a salutary lesson to all deapisera of the "Forest City." What ground there then was for such a . charge is of no consequence now, for no city ?rer en- ? Joyed a more gatisfhetory present or promising futura than Portland does at present. The " down Rasters" who have visited N? wtYork this spring have been struck with the amount of re building and other Improvements that arc taking place there, but 1 think that ?%reater number of new buildings are ta process of erection here than in your city, proportionably This is partly due to innate enterprise, and partly by the spirit infused by the anticipation of the mammotii > steamer, for the reception of which a new wharf li eing built, at an e^eiwe of nearly $80,000. The interests o( Portland are so Intimately bound np ? with those of her provincial neighbors; that the citizens utterly repudiate the idea of any disturbance from tb? ? Itmissal of Mr. Cramptoo, or from any other cause; nd this feeling appears to be predominant throughout ? be Mate. It seems to our countrymen on the frontier, ext to sacrilege and blasphemy to hint at anything so ? ruinous to their most vital interest*; and while they are eady to rejiel anything like an Insult from whatever ' ource it may come, they shudder at the consequence* f a ru|iture of amicable relations between our own and he mother country. Speaking of war naturally take* me on to politics, which calls to mind that a great ratification meeting came off here last evening. Among the speakers wero Sena tor Hamlin, the last bolter from the Buchanan democra cy, and Kcwncndeu, <A this district. It Is unnecessary to ? mention other*, unless It be ex-<Jovern?r Kent, an "ol4 line whig," art those referred to are favorable repre sentatives of the whole. In o U me omnes. as ymU Ores inn. The meeting was large and enthusiastic, and the aap Crtern of Irenmut and I*} ton made the walls of the ?ge?t hall in flis city to resound with their applaase as tlx *peak<r* dfl ri-d laudations and aduLal oo* of the re publican candidal**. The assemblage aflbrdod rather a striking contract to the scene presented at the democratic mi.Oi nimn, meeting, which occurred a week or two aiuce, and when all the . iiiaett* of Portland who approved the com inalions uf Buihar.kii au>! Bre. kenridge, to the num ber d mA two huB'ir id. nut in ahall ever somebody's - drug store, and coudottd with each other Air an hour or two. A rara sixain * err 4? a genuine out and out whig oaucufl ?was also held last ev<?iag, In the City Mail, to scloot delegates to the Whig Hate Convention. I can give no ' farther account Of the proceeding* than that the desiga of the gathering was accomplished, In spiUi of Uto dis turbance arising from the shouts of thu republicans ia the bail "over the way." The Indication* are that Fremont will carry thl* Kate by a moderate majority No thanks, however, are doe to ? the efforts of Um press, as the conductor* of tiiat mighty engine are concentrating their energies* upon the manufac ture of bed >ik<s oo ??Buck and ' Breck, ' ' nod the renu < citation of old stories abvet "ten cent Jimmy.'' There m little doubt that Ibe coming ele< tioa will rail aut noe o( the largest votes ever polled la this Slate, *nd tlie follow ing figure- will give an wise uf the increase nf tba nigger ?or*Tilpptng |wrty during the la t eleven years. In 1M4 Maine gave Polk 4t,;i? votef , Clay, M.IW Mirn-y, 4 MO In IMS Cass received 40.. '(?e . Taylor 3V276. Van Hur<-n 12.17* In ltt'2, IVree received 41,913, Scott, S'l.&Ai; Hale, Hie vote for 1S61, shows an apparent falling; ? on in the free soil ranks, but it will be fe mm mberod that Mr Van Buren commanded many votes which properly belonged to the democrats party, and IVroe * gaiu w.u? entirely di?pro|?rtnii*tc to tiiat recei* ed ia many of the whig Hah ?*. Maine listing always b"'ti a stronghold ot ariant loco focoi-m The gu>?-rnatoruU election la- 1 year, was more accurately an index of public ???ntun-ot. when ? Morrill, (nigger wor-hipt>er ) had 4* 75*; W< ll?, (demo crat.) 4ft, l'iO and K<-ed. (whig.) ?.M6. Well* bad tho additional preetige nf being Dm* liberal, auti Maine law. an ti-Neal I >ow candidate, and there caa be little room for doubt that, had tlie Maine law no', been ma<le aa issue, Morrill woold have bcmi elected by a triumphant majority. Aside from his recommendation* as a republican, Fre mont is regarded here as eminently a national man , ami his ABicrtraiiii-m will be no drawback upon him, what ever. Tlie straight whig*, what there are left m them, entertain a high r**|?>ct lor Mr Fillmore, bat they ropu dmte his Know K"tlnngi*m. and It will b<; imprw?ible for them to swallow Mr Buchanan's Identity with the Cin cinnati platform Tliey almost universally accord Main* to Ircniont by 8.0W or 10,000 majority. A disastrous fire, in the very h<*rt of the bu*inm* quarter Cf the cily. has temporarily dampened the ardor of iodif of the politicians, aod proved a perfect Hod send to the local items people of the daily pM**t- Thirty or ?tore buildings were destroyed, but the ruius are al ready the scene ?f energy and activity, although the Ore took place but three days ago. Orrat Firi at Corning. N. Y, ? We learn fronc Mr I1>om|ieon. erpreos messenger on the (ienetee Valley railroad, tiiat a destructive lire occurred in the village nf C rning last evening, laying In ashes many booses, Mores and other buildings. *"nie *f value and soiae nearlr worthless. Ibe fire broke out in the foundry of Paine k Ateott, on Maiket Rtpeet. This extensive establishment, nd the mschfne tin p adjoining, owned by the samo 'rm, wa* totally destroyed. The fire spread along Mar rt street for a conrideisblo distance, and across t ie lock to F.rie avenue. All the territory on Market stroet otn C. K Potter's livery stable down to l?r. tiil'iert't ri'g store, tti? lading both, was bnrned over, aod on F-rlc venue the fire went down as far a* R. K. Jlotunson'a wslling. Ihe llank o' Oirnlng and the a|iiekm?>u Hoii*e were saved as were Jther building* near by, only with treat exertion Among the building* destroyed were the Corning House. *tore of (' |l Sill, grocer, the dwell. Ing* ot James Robinson, Ny R?>blnsoi?, O, K l,%cev, Mr*. ( lark and other* A number of shantle* and small gro cery store* and lodging houses were also destroy ml We do not bear the entire loss estimated, but it I* not leas than $S?n,noO. Paine k Alrolt lost $l6.C00 ilotie and had but a partial insurance.? Nirhrtler I'ritm. J? ty 1. Tiib Crops in Nkw York ? Thr Wynminn flaiel ?tst< * on what it consider* com[>?tent n it?H>rity, Unit the wheat crop through that leitionil the Hi ito nen r looked *0 poorly ?e ?t the present time. TlirooiiV mit Wyoming, tieaeS' e, Orleans, Ijving-ton ami 'Hit<r>? Cfwinties. tli? stulk is very short and Ihe itmti has en* np ^|*ririgly The nop will be, H thinks. Rom one ha f to two thirds th? M^r 'ge yield, fin the eontrarv. the bar.-y crrp list- well and heiitliy, and there is fully a> mmy flrl.ls of this crop s* nf wheat between this villi#" sn't f ansndaigna. Tlie i rop of oat* is also in an c*rni!ent condition, and pronil*e* a full yield t orn, after b*'u#J planted two or three tinw. Is just fairly *p? -o sight.