Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 4, 1873, Page 6

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 4, 1873 Page 6
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NEW YORK HERALD BROADWAY AND ANV STREET* JAMES GORDON BENNETT. PROPRIETOR. Volume XXXVIII No. 155 AMUSEMENTS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. NIHIjG'S GARDEN. Broadway, between Prlucc uiil Houalun ?t?.?Azuael , or, Tub MauicCuabm. UNION SQUARE THEATRE, Union square, near Broadway.?Frntvisut . ATHENEUM. 585 Ilros-JWay.-UBAWD VAairrr Ettkr. tainhbnt Matinee at 2.V OLYMPIC THEATRE. Rr.iadway. between Ilrmnton and Blecckur streets.?Hcmity Humptt. Malineo til & WALLACE'S THEATRE, Broadway and Thirteenth street?Moba. BOOTH'STHEATRE. Twenty third street, eorncr Sixth uvenue.?Aar Rossabt NEW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE, 728 and 730 Broad way? Mahklkin Momi BOWERY THEATRE, Bowery.?Th* Wiichtkg Hakb? uijb bor ruou Limmmck. THEATRE COMIQUB, No. SU Broad way.?Buffalo Bill. Matinee at 2%. GRAND OPERA HOLSE, Twenty-third st aad Ehrhth HV.?Til* CoBSICAN BbOTHKBS. ^ WOOD'S MUSEUM. Broadway, eorncr Thirtieth st? Da?t Cbockktt. Afternoon and evening. BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Montague st iiuOTUKB >AH. CENTRAL PARK GARDEN?Sgmmmb Nights' Con cr.RTS. TONY PASTOR'S OPERA HOUSE. No. 201 Bowery.? Uncus Tom's Cabin. BRYANT'S OPERA HOUSE. Twent?*thtrrt 8t? corner 6tli av.? Negro Minbtbkut. Ac. Matuiee at 2. AMERICAN INSTITUTE IIALL, TlUrd av., 63d 8Dd 6Cth st.*?Summer Nights' Cokcbbbs. NEW york MUSEUM OF ANATOMY, 618 Broad way. PCIBNCK AMD Art. T RIPLE "SHEE T. New York, Wednesday, June 4k, 1873. THE NEWS OP YESTEEDAY. To-Day's Contents of tlie Herald. "THE PARRICIDE HORROR I THE BLACKEST STAIN ON TE1E CRIMINAL CALENDAR I INSUFFICIENCY OF THE LAW IN CASES OF MURDER"?TITLE OF THE LEADERr SlXTH PAGR. ABOMINABLE MASSACRE OF 30,000 MAHOME TAN PRISONERS BY CHINESE TROOPS I THE CITY OF TALIFOO, IN CHINA, CAP TCTRED AND THE INHABITANTS PUT TO THE SWORD I THE SULTAN POISONS HIM SELF RATHER THAN YIELD?SEVENTH Page. A TERRIBLE CRIME IN HIGH LIFE! MANSFIELD TRACY WALWORTH KILLED BY HIS OWN SON! A TRAGIC FINALE TO DOMESTIC MISERY I THE PARRICIDE'S CONFESSION! A FULL HISTORY OF THE CASE! THE TESTIMONY 1 PERSONAL SKETCHES? TuiRD PagB. A BRITISH STEAMSHIP GOES ASHORE OFF THE CHINA COAST! THIRTY LIVES LOST! THE VESSEL A TOTAL WRECK?SEVENTH page. A NIGHT EXPRESS HORROR! TWENTY-SEVEN PERSONS INJURED IN A CANADIAN RAII/ WAY ACCIDENT! TII KIR NAMES AND RESIDENCES?SEVENTH Page. LOZADO'S BARBAROUS TREATMENT OF A HELPLESS PRISONER! FOURTEEN YEARS OF A LIVING DEATH! FIENDISH CRUEL TIES PRACTISED BY THE' MEXICAN CHIEF?Seventh Page. ATROCIOUS MURDER IN DELAWARE! A PRO FESSOR KILLS AND BUTCHERS A NEGRO! FALSE PERSONATION FOB LIFE INSUR ANCE GAIN?Tenth Page. ASIATIC CHOLERA PREVALENT IN PRUSSIA AND POLAND?SEVENTH Page. SPANISH PROVINCIAL GRATULATION OVER PRESIDENT FIGUEHAS' SPEECH! A TREATY WITH THE CARLISTS FOR RE SUMPTION OF RAILWAY TRAFFIC?Sev enth Page. PRESIDENT MacMAHON'S PROCLAMATION TO THE ARMY I GENERAL LADMIRAULT TO COMMAND THE ARMY OF VERSAILLES? Seventh Page. A SECOND "VOUCHER" CONSPIRACY! A "LITTLE GAME'' THAT WILL NOT STAND "REFORM" SCRUTINY! ATTEMPT TO SECURE THE KEYS TO THE ASSESSMENT BUREAU OFFICES?Seventh Page. SEIZING THE WARD'S ISLAND CATHOLIC CHURCH! COMMISSIONER STEPHENSON'S VERSION OF THE AFFAIR! HE LEAVES THE DECISION OF THE QUESTION TO THE BOARD?OBITUARY NOTICES?EIGHTH Page. JRACY DEVELOPMENTS IN A BOSTON DIVORCE SUIT?AMUSEMENT CRITIQUES?THE WEST POINT EXAMINATIONS?Seventh Page. THE JERSEY BOULEVARD LOCATED AT LAST? MASONIC GRAND LODGE PROCEEDINGS? Tenth Page. A STEAMSHIP SINKS A BARK IN THE BAY EXCITED SESSION OF THE 1 MIGRATION BOARD?Fifth page. INAUGURATING THE UNION SQUARE GRAND PLAZA! THE FIRST DIVISION OF THE NATIONAL GUARD REVIEWED liY THE GOVERNOR' A 1INE DISPLAY, WITNESSED BY AN IMMENSE THRONG?Focrtu Page. POLICE DEPARTMENT CHANGES! TH!! DIS MISSALS AND THE REDUCTION OF SALA RIES! SURGICAL SERVR'es?Fifth Page. f/ilANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUSINESS AND (QUOTATIONS?Fifth Pace. McDonnell, tiif. alleged English for ger, CONFINED IN CASTLE PINCKNKY! GENERAL LEGAL BUSINESS?PAYMENT OF CITY WARRANTS?Fourth Page. The Arkansas Quo Warranto excitement continues. According to our special despatch from Little Rock the opponents of Governor Baxter maintained in the Supreme Court yesterday that the latter was not legally elected, and that the Court had full power to issue the writ order ing an investigation into the manner of his election. Baxter's counsel contended that the constitution of 1808 expressly provided that the L<.gislaturo only should have jurisdiction in all such matters, and the Court in conse quence was legally powerless in the premises. The arguments will be closed to-day, when the Court will probably determine the question of jurisdiction. The Missing Steamer.?No tidings have an yet been received here of the steamship George Cromwell, due in New Orleans some days ago, and yet she may be detained at sea by a broken shaft or some other breakage in her machinery. We have heard of no storms in the Gulf from which she was in danger ol bong wrecked, and we still hope that she will come in not materially damaged from her lengthened trip. Small Favors Thankfully Received.? The police are running down some little faro Tkt Parricide Horror?Tl?e BlMkMt 8t?tn on the Criminal Calendar?In sufficiency of lh* I?nw Cnaes of Murder. The hideous catalogue which murder has been so industriously filling up for a few years 2Mint in this city received its blackest stain yesterday in a parricide which, for cold blooded deliberation and fiendish malice, has no precedent on our criminal calendar. The dangerous character of the too prevalent feeling that wrongs, fancied or otherwise, must be expiated in blood, and the frequent resort to knife or pistol as arguments in a quarrel, received a startling significance in this latest crime that cannot fail to awaken the entire community to a sense of danger. The parties in this tragedy belong to one of the oldest, most distinguished and most honored families in the State, and were, by their position and surroundings, supposed to be lor removed from that foul atmosphere in which criminals are bred and brought to maturity. Mr. Mans field Tracy Walworth, the son of the eminent Chancellor, whose decisions in cases of equity arc quotod to-day in every court in the United States, and are regarded in such cases as binding, is the victim in this tragody, and his eldest son, hardly twenty years of age, is the murderer. The details of the unnatural crime are so frightful that they would be regarded with incredulity had the tragedy token place in some remote part of the world instead of at our own doors. The coolness and deliberation displayed by the youthful parricide, over whose head scarcely a score of Summers have passed, reveal a depth of depravity that we shudder to contemplate. We are accustomed to read of murders, to which drunkenness, sudden passion or jealousy furnish a cause; but when we are brought face to face with a parricide deliberately planned and as de liberately carried out a nameless horror takes possession of the mind. Birth, name, respectability and education of the most un stinted kind are found here?arguments power ful enough to exclude the possibility of crime. Domestic difficulties, which, unhappily, are not confined to any one circle of society, would, according to fair reasoning, in this case hove been concealed from the prying eyes of the world. The arguments mentioned above might be considered as sufficient to create in the bosoms of such a family a shrinking delicacy and * acute sensibility, which, like the fortitude inspiring the Spartan youth who suffered the fox beneath his robe to tear out his life rather than betray his theft, would compel them to suffer in silence. Many an ill-used wife or wrongod husband may bo found in this city, and children are compelled to take sides with either parent, but at the worst the presence of the skeleton in the closet is revealed in the Court of justice. Bed-handed murder is no stranger in New York, but, on the contrary, a too constant visitor, and the columns of a newspaper are filled with the records of crime. But a parricide or matricide, on which the ancients looked with unutterable horror and for which Orestes was given up a prey to the weird sisters, the Eumeuides, is the climax of crime, the crowning of the edifice whose foundations have been laid by the foul fiend himself. In presence of this awful tragedy it would be well to consider the condition of in our social system that renders such a thing possi ble, and the loose administration of the law in cases of homicide. Human life, we regret to say, is held at a cheap price in this commu nity, owing to the extraordinary, and in some instances farcical character, of the administra tion of the law in murder trials. Bond rob bers, highwaymen and burglars excite only indignation, and are hustled off at once to prison, where, for a period of ten or twenty years, they have ample time to reflect on the evil of their ways. But the murderer, espe cially if he be wealthy or well connected, is quite a different sort of being from those de graded wretches who forgo your name, steal your watch or break into your house. After the first shock of a tragedy is passed tho poor victim is forgotten and the assassin bccomes the lion of the day. It is suddenly discovered that he was once a shining light at Sunday school, and even min isters of the Gospel may be found ready to furnish testimonials of his immaculate charac ter at that time. Then somobody sets up a lament over his family, a highly respectable one, you know, who are suffering unmerited disgrace on account of tho unfortunate occur rence, and the woes of this family are dwelt u]K>n so long and pathetically that in the end it would appear as if they had suffered enough without any further punishment being meted out to their naughty kins man. Another person discovers that the deceased, man or woman, was not exactly what a virtuous community would deman 1, and forthwith there is a cry of indig nation against the poor victim whose lips are sealed in death. The memory of the tragic deed has well nigh faded out of the public mind before the trial comes on, and when tho twelve "good men and true" ore to be selected the most nauseous part of the force is enacted. An uninitiated bystander would imagine that the unfortunate citizen on the stand?worried on oil sidjs by snarling lawyers ?was the criminal, and that the meek-looking individual in the dock was the iujured party. As the trial progresses the uninitiated bystander is vet more astonished at the presenco of a host of physicians in court. The poor jury aro dumfounded by learned disquisitions on the question of in sanity, and the plainest case of murder ever presented in court is envclopud in an impen etrable log of mystery and nonsense. Occa sionally the jury, in consultation, con trive. to rid themselves of the cloud gathered around them by tho law yers and doctors, and honestly come into Court with a sensible verdict, "Wilful murder in tho first degree.'' Sentenco is, ac cordingly, passed and tho murderer sent back to his cell to prepare for the just award of his crime. Then some convenient judge is found by the counsel to grant a bill of exceptions, a 1 writ of error and tHay of proceedings, and l the gallows is, for the time, cheated of its due. Another repetition of tho farce takes place, and, long after the memory of the crime is obliterated from the mind, the law claims ltd victim. Wheu the matter at length rests between Executive clemency aud the scaffold a largo number of respectablo people may be found * tu aili.* -vi-iA. kt la llmuu of the State. If them appeals are disregarded, as in recent oases, popular indignatiou is ex cited against the gubernatorial power, and the prisoner receives the deepest commiseration and sympathy. Such is a fair specimen of the administration of justioe in murder cases in this city. The murderer enlists a host of advocates and sympathizers, and his victim is entirely forgotten. The effect of suoh a course on depraved minds iu the oommunity cannot be otherwise than disastrous. Boys and men, in whose hearts the demon may gain admittance, come to the conclusion that wilful murder is the most "respectable" item on the list of crime. It is not confined to what we term the danRerous classes, but even gentlemen may indulge in it without disgrace. Of course, [ no gentleman will be found breaking into another person's house at night or snatching a watch or pooketbook from some passer by. Theso aro vulgar crimos, which are visited with instantaneous punishment. But in a quarrel, or laboring under some fan cied insult, the gentleman draws his revolver and avenges his honor by blowing out the other party s brains. There is a halo around a murderer s head in the morbid sentimentality that is too much in vogue at the present day. I The wheels of justice are particularly sluggish in his case, and the gallows is too remote a contingency for immediate fear. What is the remedy, than, against this canker-worm which is eating its way into the bowels of our social system ? Tako away the romance and respectability of murder, and let a long rope and short shrift follow the commission of such a crime. In Europe human life is held in such sacred esteem that a murderer will find it difficult to find on advocate in the community. Here, unhappily, it is quite the opposite, and tho starving pilferer of a loaf of bread is regarded with much more abhorrence by depraved minds than the gentlemanly assassin. Considerations of family connections and previous good conduct are entirely foreign to the commission of the greatest of all crimes. Stolen goods may be re covered, slander may be atoned for by retraction and injuries to person can be, to some extent, redressed But the life which the Creator has given to man, once taken by the assassin's hand, can never be returned. The hasty word followed by the fatal blow belongs to a state of society which our boasted civilization should not admit The evil is widespread and the remedy should bo sharp and decisive. We hear of boys flourishing revolvers in the face of their teacher at school, and that deadly weapon has become a neces sary adornment to the person. It is a serious subject, and the awful illustration just afforded us should be the means of inaugurating a speedy and thorough reform. Let mur der be considered in the eye of the law, not theoretically, but practically also, the most heinous of crimes, and let its punishment be swift and sure, and the list of tragedies in this city will soon come to an end. Executions which take place years after the commission of the crime do not i fully serve the purpose for which they J arc designed. The murderer must follow his I victim to the gravo at no distant date, so that J the crime and its punishment may be con sidered at the same time in the public mind. Then, and only then, will murder be regarded by all in its true light* and life will become of more value in the eyes of ruffians and "gen tlemen." Th? Yachting Season. Tomorrow the yachting season will receive its first impulse from the regatta of the New \ork Yacht Club. Tho enchanting and in vigorating sport that takes tho spectator away from tnrrajirma, and gives city-worn humanity a blast of the salt sea breeze upon both cheeks, is one whoso growing popularity attests its excellence. Quite a number of tho famous and familiar white-winged sea-skimmers will not, we aro sorry to say, participate in tho grand race to-morrow ; but the entries in schooners and sloops are sufficiently numerous to givo promise of an exciting day if wind and weather aro in tho yachtsman's favor. Wo all know how rose-colored the horizon of life can soem from beneath tho awning of tho club steamer at a regatta in our magnifi cent bay. Glancing waters, blue sky, just flecked with downy cloudlets, a sense of gentle motion, the fresh brine breeze on the brow, a Btrain of fine music falling on the ears, beauty in human form divine around you, and beauty in ship shape comeliness on the waters, are all there. The experience of that subdivision of mor tality the racing day?may be made more cunning in its charm if the spectator is one of a select few on a private steam yacht Then there are the masses to be considered who crowd in jollity upon tfe excursion steamers at so much a head, full of animal spirits and not unprovided with the ardent. In the variety of tug, river and harbor boats offered the sea-sport loving Gothamite may find just what suits him, and then, hoi for the starting point On this wo may speak a timely word. The steamers provided are not always of that seaworthy class which would receive tho warranty of A1 at Lloyds'. On regatta days they are generally overloaded, to the extreme danger of those on l>oard. The experience of past seasons, should, there fore, induce tho government officers charged with this duty to examine the passenger certificates of every steamer so em ployed, and to prevent their carrying moro than the stipulated number of passengers. We mark this course distinctly for tho officers in question, as dangerous evasions of the law are by no means infrequent at regattas where a few extra dollars are to be made. We notice seveml changes in the regu lations for tho New York Club's re gatta. Tho start this year is to be a flying one, which may havo its advantages, but is not nearly so pretty as a general start on signal from the anchorage. Then, too, the starting point will be an imaginary line from Fort Wadsworth to the committee steamer? that is, at tho seaward edge of the Narrows in stead of the old line off the second landing in the inner bay. This makes it plainer saihng for the yachting world, and will avoid tho difficulty which often befalls from half a dozen yachts being becalmed in tho Narrows. Another alteration which wo may notice is that conveyed iu the announcement that "the rule restricting tho number of mon to be carried on regattas has b.tu iUid Rjy 94 l any number of men.'' Taking this m repre senting homo rather than vbr, we may con gratulate the ladles on the ohanoe it secures for some bolder spirits among them to enjoy the yacht raoe on a racing yaoht To be sure, there is not much time for ceremonious gal lantry; but the excitement of the thing will remove all necessity for a superfluity of atten tion. The lady who is not afraid of a random shower of spray or a little rocking in the cradle of the deep can make up her mind for a first rate day's fun. Where, let us ask, under such circumstances, is tho churl who would not throw overboard half a ton of pig iron to trim his vessel with soven or eight samples of the finest ballast in tho world ? Whore? Echo answers. Some twenty yachts will take part in to morrow's raco, and, if "Old Prob;" is only kind enough to give us a fresh breeze without too much cloud, everything will go well. Tho Atlantic Club hold their regatta on the 10th and the Brooklyn Club on the 12th instant. FrlghiM MlaaghUr la m Mohamme dan City or Cbina. A despatch from Shanghae, via London, gives us a dreadful report connected with the capture of the city of Taleefoo, or Tali, capi tal of a Mohammedan State, in tho province of Yunnan, Southwestern China, by the impe rial Chinese forces. It appears that the most frightful scenes followed in the conquered city*the entry of the imperial army; that the victorious forces fell upou the captives and massacred thirty thousand of them ; and that the Sultan poisoned himself to escape falling

into the hands of his infuriated enemies. This is all the information of this terrible affair that is vouchsafed to the outside world I in this despatch from Shanghae. But as Tali, or Taleefoo, in the southwestern corner of ' China, lies some fifteen hundred miles in the in terior of the Continent from Shanghae, beyond all communication with the "outside barbari ans" of Europe or America, the exact details to them of this massacro may never be known. This Shanghae report may be an exaggeration of the slaughter, or even its figures of thirty thousand may fall short of the actual num ber of the lives sacrificed to the vengeance of the imperial army. With its four hundrod millions of souls human life is cheap in China, and during the late long rebellion there were doubtle&s frequent massacres, from time to time, by the one side or the other, in conquered cities, of thirty, forty or fifty thou sand or more of their soldiers and citizens. If these massacres were not among tho rules of Chinese warfare before the conquest of their country by the Tartars, thf? examples given by these remorseless barbarians doubtless es tablished the custom. Ohenghis Khan was certainly qualified to establish this practice of wholesale butcheries in perpetual remembrance in China ; and next, the wonderful achieve ments of that other cutthroat Scythian,, with his pyramids of human heads, Timour the Tar tar, in the same line of glory, from Turkey to India, may have contributed, from the general admiration of his successes, to establish his plan among the Chinese of securing peace in conquered cities. This city of Taleefoo, we presume, was among the last, and perhaps the very last, of the rebel cities against the present Emperor. It lies among the mountain*, difficult of ac cess, in a remOlo corner of the Empire. It appears to have been a State within a State, a little kingdom of Mohammedans, with a Sultan of ita own, tolerated perhaps by the Empire, with a nominal submission recognized in so much annual tribute to Pekin. It is probable that from his supposed secure posi I tiou tho Sultan of Taleefoo may have not only [ refused his tribute to the Emperor, but may have issued an edict of independence, and may, too, have giveu tho imperial army de tailed for his subjugation some ugly defeats in his mountain passes. At all events, from this Shanghae despatch, it appears there is an end of the Sultan of Taleefoo, and we presume of the religion of his l'rophet there, from the slaughter of his followers. And yet, we apprehend, they arc much perplexed at Washington what to do with Captain Jack. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE. James Watson Webb ts at Vlcliy. Ex-Governor J. B. Pane, of Vermont, Is In Paris. Judge Russell Houston, of Louisville, Ky., Is at the St. Nicholas Hotel. United States Senator A. W. Dorsey, of Arkansas, Is at the St. Nicholas Hotel. t'nlted States Senator Conover, of Florida, is In town, at the Htevoort House. General J. N. Knapp. ol Governor Dlx's staff, Is registered at the Filth Avenue Hotel. Congressional Delegate N. P. Chlpman, of tho District of Columbia, has arrived in Paris. Ex-l'nited states senator Jamos A. itayard, of Delaware, Is staying at, the New York Hotel. Colonels J. T. Spragae ami L. Sbepard, of the t'nlted States Army, are at the Sturtevant House. Minister liancroft's wife and her daughter, Mrs. Rilsa, have returned to Berlin, having spent the Winter in Italy. The Hon. P. H. Le I'oer French, Second Secre tary of the lirltlsh Legation, has reached the West moreland Hotel Irom Washington. Ex-Governor Hoffman, with his wife and daugh ter. and accompanied l>y Colonel Robert Lenox Hanks, formerly of his stair, has returned to Paris Irom a tour In Italy and Germany. Minister Horace Kulilee yesterday arrived at the Metropolitan Hotel Irom his home In Wisconsin. Ills term of vacation has expired, and he will nail In the steamship Cuba to-day to resume his duties as Minister Resident at Uerne, Switzerland. WEATH?E REPORT Wak Department, ) OFFICE OF TUB CHIEF SlUNAI. OFFICER. J Washington, Juno 4?1 A. M. ) lYofMiMUtte*. For New England, easterly to southerly winds, I and clear or | artly cloudy warmer weather for the Middle States, winds veering to southerly and westerly and clear or partially cloudy weather, with possibly areas of light rain over the lower lake region. For the South Atlantic States southeasterly to southwesterly winds and partly cloudy weather, with probably areas of light rain on the coast; from Missouri to Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota westerly to northerly winds and clear ami clearing weather; south of the latter region to Tennessee, winds veering to westerly and clear or partly cloudy weather. Midnight telegraphic reports from Florida, Texas, Dakota, Minnesota, and a portion of those irom Michigan and Maine arc missing. THE NATIONAL GAME. The 2,ono people who assembled on tho Union Grounds yesterday afternoon to witness the game of ball between the Mutual* and Red stockings were fully repaid lor the trouble taken and money expended, for rarely has a more exciting contest taken place In this vicinity for several years. Each club was in fine trim and excellent spirits?if we may except Hicks, the Mutual catcher, who has a broken finger?and went Into the affray with a will and determination well worthy tho occasion. ?MUM* i<< 2 i M uh ;4h m vh Oih kka ika lit* Ronton 0 003*01 00 # 0 1?41 JlWwi-o-iu-vl U I I 1M i i I W PARRICIDE. CONTINUED FROM THIRD PAGE. bought up eagerly and scanned with a noa? Intense Interest. The eminence of the tamlty, the reputation of the murdered man as an au thor, and the peculiarly horrifying circumstances 01 a son killing his own lather gave the affair an appearance or sensationalism which was Justified by the raota. It was true sensation, not simply washed, and the startling circumstances no pen could overdraw. Those who read lelt that the people of New York were to be edified by another catue ceittire, in which the lacts were more re pletely terrible than any for many years. From mouth to mouth the story passed, arid were soon known all over the city. At the various hotels, in the many lobbies little else was spoken of, and It engaged the deepest attention. In Irout oi the Sturtevant Inquisitive crowds would occasionally collect aud gaze into the empty hallway with that singularly Idiotic stare which crowds possess. Of course, there was nothing to be seen, but the marked interest was soul-absorbing. SKETCH OF BAMSFIKXD TRACT WALWORTH. Mansfield Tracy Walwortn, the murdered man, was born In Albany December 3, 1830, being the sou of the eminent jurist, Chancellor Walworth, who was for twenty years the chief Judge ot the Court of Chancery in this State. The refutation of Chan cellor Walworth stands highest among the dis tinguished representatives or the bar In this State, and his decisions are cited to-day In the various courts of the United States as of binding authority in determining many intricate prluciples ol equity law. Young Walworth, therefore, had Incalculable advantages in his early studies uuder the eye or bis father, and in a library in the family mansion at Saratoga abounding in solid histories, explora tions, blogruphieB, scientific treatises and theologi cal disquisitions. He entered Union College at the age of sixteen, and graduated two years after, an exceptionally early age for a college course. Dr. Nott, the President of the college, personally com plimented tho young graduate amid a class of 140 members. The Chancellor had set his heart upon bringing up his son in the profession on which he hlmseir had shed such a lustre, and al ter three years'study at Cambridge law school Mansfield was ADMITTED TO PRACTICE AT THE BAH of New York State, and was subsequently admitted to practice In the courts of the United States. The famous patent suit betweea Erastus Corning of Albany and Henry Burden of Troy, popularly known as "The Spike Case," and Involving a claim of $1,200,000, was referred at this time to Chancel lor Walworth for decision. His son, Mansfield, was appointed the clerk or this memorable rererence, and for ten years was constantly occupied in re cording the testimony taken and preparing It ror the press. The printed evidence finally made a number or volumes large enough to constitute a law library. Uls urduotis labors in this suit did not prevent the young lawyer trom Indulging in LITERARY PURSUITS. His first serious eiTort in literature was entitled "Lulu; or, a Tale or the National Uoiel Poisoning.'* It was considered by many readers as a satire on same or the parties connected with the great "Spike Suit." Alter this novel came "Hotspur, a Tale or the Old Dutch Manor," and "Stormcliff, a Tale of the Hudsen," both of which were ravorably received. Ills l>est work, In the opinion oi his lite rary admirers, appeared In i860, uuder the title or "Warwick; or, the I/Ost Nationalities or America." Antiquarian research, varied scholarship and ex tensive reading ou the pait or the author are liberally displayed m this work. It was suc ceeded by "lieverly" and "Delaplaine," the latter eraiiodying domestic experiences which have resulted so fatally for him. "The Lives of the Six Chancellors Ol New York state" cost him much time and research, and he had completed the first volume a short time before his death. Ho has been a dllluent sketch writer lor the press, his earliest contributions being published in the Home Journal and his latest for the weekly publications devoted to continued stories. A resident member or the New York Historical Society, he was a constant visitor at their halls on Second avenue. Although, some years ago, he gave promise or ATTAINING A I1IUII POSITION as an orator, yet lie abandoned the idea and con tented hlmseir with writing addresses, which have been frequently delivered before literary societies. Regarding the domestic lire of Mr. Walworth It Is only necessary to state in this sketch that he married the Uaughter or Colonel TTardiri, of Ken tucky, the hero yr Uuena Vista. The marriage proved a very unhappy one, and husband and wife agreed, about three years ago, to a mutual separa tion, such as the Catholic Church permits instead or divorce. During the war he frnt himflelf into trouble ns clork In the War Department by giving information to the Confederate government. He was at first thrown into prison, but afterwards re leased on parole and sent to his ruther'H home In Saratoga. Mr. Walworth was very prepossessing In appear ance uud quite u favorite in many circles ot so ciety in this city, Even to his most Intimate friends he wa^very reticent about his domestic troubles, and lJw ol Ills acquaintances knew ol the existence of a skeleton in tho closet. TIIK W A I. WOKT1I MANSION, The Wiilwortn mansion, a", Saratoga Springs, where the great Chancellor lived so many years, Is situated ou Uroadway, In that village, about a mile trom the principal hotels. It is a plain, un pretending old bulldiug, almost hidden from public ga/e by magnificent elm trees, and possessing nothing attractive In appearance. Mrs. Walworth, the widow ol the murdered man, has kept, u young ladies' seminary here lor some years. ALLLQED MATRAOIDE. Arrest of the Woman Said To Have Beaten Her Mother to Death. Kikohamton, N. Y., June 3, 1873. Coroner Worthing has caused the arrest of Mrs. Thomas Canning, suspected of causing the death of her mother, ltosa Connity, by beating. The in quest is not yet finished, but testimony taken es tablishes tne fact that the prisoner was cruel to her mother and frequently beat her and turned her out or the house to sleep in the coal-shed all night, and that she drove her out twice during the day the ratal injuries were received. DAVIS' RED CAPTIVES. Government Circles Agitated Concerning Jack's Punishment?The U"c*tlon will Probably be Settled by the Presi dent?"Shall Modoc Treachery Go Un punished 1?Official Report ot the Sur render. Washington, June 3, 1873. The question as to what shall l>e done with Captain Jack and his Modoc followers is to-day privately dis cussed in military and civil circles. All seem to be agreed that, as the Modocs surrendered as prison ers or war, It is not to be expected that they shall be punished by the army, which, for the present, will hold them In custody until further orders. Genenu Davis will doubtless report the facts to the headquarters of the army and ask for instructions in the premises. The communication will be sent to tho Department or the Interior, as is usnal In such cases, the Indian treachery and mnrders having been committed while the Depart ment was engaged through Its agents in the at tempt to carry out the peace policy, the army serving as an aid for this purpose. The entire sub ject may soon l>e submitted to the President and the Cabinet ror a final determination. It will be remembered that Satanta and I>lg Tree were turned over by the Interior Department to the Texan authorities, and a similar course may bo pur sued with the principal Modocs?namely, remitted to the state or Oiegon ror trial and punishment. The following oillclal despatch has been re ceived :? San Francisco, June a, 1873. General w. T. Sherman:? Colonel Davis reports June 1:? The Modoc scouts sent out Tuesday, May 27, re ported to him at Appiegate on the evening oi the IMth that thev had Poind Captain Jack and Ills band encam H oh Willow Creek, at the crossing of the I i iigrant road, fourteen miles eastward of AppU'gntf'n, il.mhrourk's and Jackson's squad roti*, tinier Mn><ir oreeu, which were sent imme oinw-.j in purM!|ii, c#iu?. upon them on the evening ol the ?'*k and pnrsncd them till the evening of tlie .kjlli, v??.? ii . iititi u warriors, ti'n vomi-n and nine ?i. Irt-n were captured, after a sllgnt skirmiMii. among them Schou cliln and mw-fvcl Char ey. Captain .lack, with Nire? warriors, escaped In one di rection; the rem.ilning men escaped in different directions, leaving twelve men not captured. He will push them lively till caught. He hopes to do so in a lew days, and push Hie troops to other points. J. M. SCllOFlELD, Major General. San Francisco. June 3, 1873. Gkneiui, Siiehman, Washington:? A subsequent despatch from General Davis, dated Applegate's. June 1, announces the capture of Captain Jack, two warriors and their families, lie expects the few others to come In soon, and con siders the war terminated. J. M. SCHOFIELD. Troops Ordered to Tule T.ake. San Franoisco, Cal., June 3, 1873. General Schofleld has orderod all tho troops la the Modoc country to lie concentrated in cagip near Tule Lake, to await ARKANSAS. Clayton & Co. Pressing the "Quo War ranto" Against Gov. Baxter. LE&A L HAIR-SPLITTING, The Attorney General Standing Behind "the People." Defendants Counsel Deny the Jurisdiction of the Court to Issue the Writ. Brooks Jubilant in Antici pation of Victory. Littijs Hook, Ark., June 3, 18T& The Supreme Court was crowded again thw morning by interested persons desirous of hearing the quo warranto arguments, the lull ltench, tlio name as yesterday, being in attendance. The pro ceedings were opened by Mr. Whipple, who Is att ainting Attorney General Yonley. lie said the only question before the Coart was as to the right of the Attorney General to die this information. The other side, he said, ran off the track in Bpeaklng of the jurisdiction of the Court. THE COURT CANNOT RBFUSH THR writ. applied for; he maintained that the Information Is substantially and literally true; he distinctly de nied that Baxter had been legally elected, and that his counsel had not said he was; that the Supreme Court has original jurisdiction, by whiob the Governor is liable to be tried like anybody else ; that he is not and cannot l>e above the law, and that there was no authority in the constitution on which they could say the Legislature was the only tribunal having jurisdiction in such matters. A prominent member of the Rar had said TUB LEGISLATURE WAS BUT A MOB; if that were so, then was Judge English a de fender of mob law. Judge Compton, associated In this case with Judge English to defend Governor Baxter, then re plied to Mr. Whipple's arguments, and said the de fendant ought to know how and wherein he Is a usurper of the executive power, but there was nothing in the information sought to be filed giving the reasons for the course they proposed to adopt. Again, the Attorney General appeared to be In a great hncry; there was no precedent to be fonnd in the records of the State making a writ of this nature returnable In three days, and to say the most they could for it. It was not respectrul to the Governor to Inaugurate the system of rapid judica ture, though they pretended It was all to be done in the name of the people? . "THE DEAR PROPLE." The constitution or 1868 says that the Leglsla. ture should determine all such oases. The Court had jurisdiction where a Governor had not properly qualified; but not where it became "a contested election" case. The paper does not say what this . Is. The Attorney General says It Is a question of election; but says so at the relation of Mr. Brooks, the Attorney General moreover taking good care to keep the relator's statement of facts in hia pocket. He (Judge Compton) hoped the Court would pass upon the question of Jurisdiction as the case now stands. The code is subordinate to the constitution. True, this was not a regular applica tion for a quo warranto, but it was Information in the nature of a quo warranto. At half-past six o'clock the Court adjourned until half-past nine o'clock to-morrow morning, when Mr. Ely will make the closing argument. There is great excitement here In regard to this question. Brooks and his friends are jubihnt to a degree. All the State Journals are Btrongly in favor of Baxter. WASHINGTON. Washington, June 3, 1873. The President's Departure for Long Branch. All the members of the Cabinet were present to-day, with the exception or Secretary Belknap. The Modoc question occupied no share of atten tion. The business was of a routine character. The President stated he would leave here, with his faintly, on Thursday for Long Branch, to spend the Summer, but would return every two or tnree weeks to transact any business which might re quire his attention in Washington. The President on Governor McEnery'i Proclamation. The President hopes there will be no further need of interference in Louisiana matters. The address of Governor McEnery, coming within the time specified in the recent proclamation, Is believod to indicate a spirit of resignation on the part of hia supporters. If, however, eight days hence there should remain any organization, with the avowed purpose of opposing the Kellogg government, everything will be in readiness to carry ont tne prayer or Kellogg and disperse all combinations agalust the recognized state government. Gov. eruor Kellogg telegraphed to-day that the financial condition or affairs was improving rapidly, and warrants and bonds were going up daily. The Civil Service Reform Delusion. The Civil Service Advisory Board, after a session of marly two weeks, during which there has been a free interchange or opinion among the members of the Cabinet and the Board, have nearly con cluded their labors. The President to-morrow will convene a special session of the Cabinet to receive, consider, amend and approve the modified rnles governing appointments in the departments in Washington. It is a fact apparent to the Presi dent, heads of departments and a majority or the members or the Advisory Board that without rree contldencc and sincere co-operation on the part of all no practical and substantial relorm ot the civil service is possible at the seat ol government. The Credit Mobilier Salt at Hartford. One or the counsel for the United Slates who went to Hartford to file the bill in equity has re- . turned to Washington. The next step or the gov ernment will be to ask for an Injunction to restrain the defendants from disposing ol any of the fraudu lent bonds alleged In the bill to have been Issued or to further any business alleged to be tho result of the fraudulent transactions, it Is not the pur pose of the government to interfere with the work ing or the road, and the injunction prayed lor will probably be argued on the 18th Inst. Charge* Against the Commissioner of Pensions. The Commissioner of Pensions Is charged with so many deeds or a questionable character that his official conduct is to be investigated. Grave ciiurges were mado against his confirmation several years ago. Military Intrtllgcnre. A general court martial has been ordered to meet at Wlllett's Point, Now York harbor, (in the 5cli or June lor the trial or Musician Francis tnd sucn other prisoners as may i>e brought before It. The Court will consist ol Captains W. It. Kiiw, A. Mac kenzie aud J. C. Post; First Llenteaants B. U. Greene and A. U. Payson: Second Lieutenants l*. M. Price. Jr., and C. P. Palfrey and all tlio Engineer corps, with First Lieutenant James Mercus as Judge Advocate. The President has accepted tho resignations of Lieutenant JosC I!. Peabody, of the Third cavalry, < and of Captain Edwin W. II. Bead, of tho Eighth infantry. A further leave of absence on a surgeon's certifi cate of disability has been granted to Colonel Gor don Granger, witu permission to go beyond the sea. Assistant Surgeon John W. Itrewor has been or dered to duty lu the Department of the E.ist, and Assistant Surgeon Julius II. Patzki to duty in t .o Department of the Lakes.

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