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    BOAT PEACOCK. Edite.
VOLUME XX.---NO. 44.
, Wandaye excepted) at
607 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
"Evening Bulletin Association."
CASPER sounna, rruuwis WELLS.
ThaßursainN la served to subscribers In the city at
LI duds per peek, payable to the carriers, or is 00 per
sums Or 110SEWOOD G MB i LC 3 0 : 11 .E FCB E INaTIIItIS
nt,725-Ins . Thirteenth and Chestnut
.ALLMAN.—On the evening of the 28th instant,
'Winfield Scott, only eon of Thomas and Diary Ann
X. Allman, aged 5 years and 5 days.
The relativee and friends of the family are remect-
Ailly invited to attend the funeral, from the residence
of big parents, No. 248 North Eleventh Street. on
Thersdity , afternoon, the 3151 inst., at 4 o'clock. *4*
BUTLER—AtNorthampton, Mass., Stephen B.
-Butler, ...23years, son of J. H. nutter. sal
Sunday morning, 27th ins ant, John
11..Cobtum, M . D ,in the 49th year of his age.
The male relatives and friends of the family are
repnested to attend the funeral from his late residence,
:No, 733 Pine Street, on Wednesday morning, the 39th
instant, at 10 o'clOck. Interment at Laurel Hill
DlED.—Trtigew York. on Thursday, the 24th inst., Mrs•
_Kamm B. RftDE.l3, wife of the Rev. William Rudder,
D. D., Rector of St. Stephen's Chureh,o f this city.
Although the deceased had come among us a perfec
stranger, and had resided here but about two years'
-she had, in that short period, by her christian life and
virtues, endeared herself to the congregation of St,
-,Stephen's so that her death is felt by its members
generally as a private bereavement.
Comely in person, and of the most refined and
attractive manners, but of fragile frame, Mrs. RUDDER
-.united to extreme delicacy of deportment an energy of
will, in the discharge of every duty of her station,
'which, alas ! proved too much for her physical strength.
Whether as one of the chief managers of the schools
-connected with the parish, or as interested in the sac
-cess of its various charities, or as the soother and com
forter of those in affliction under the visitations of
Providence, she was always at her post in the hour of
need. So skilled in little acts of kindness and charity ;
so unobtrusive in the tenderness of her ministrations,
-and in the sincerity of her sympathies, who that has
witnessed them in the Member of sickness and death,
or in those agonizing hours which immediately suc
ceed the visit of the destroyer, can ever forget her
gentle, hopeftll smile, or consoling worth? At once
an ornament and an example in her allotted sphere,
while she was truly religious by instinct, as well as
from early training and the habits of her daily life,
she relied most of all and in undoubting faith on the
efficacy of her Saviour's atoning blood. A lovingwife
and willing helper to her husband in his arduous and
=ceasing toils ; an affectionate and sincere friend;
gtffleless of heart, and the beloved of all who knew
.her, this pure being, in the midst of her mortal um ful
ness, has been suddenly called by the inscrutable de
ince of the ALL Wisz and ALL GOuD, to her reward.
May Hz give comfort,, as He only can, to the
stricken heart which mourns her most ! '
kris. May '', 1866
my2s-Im. ' Thirteenth and Chestnut.
"MUM DELL are prepared to supply harm
lieswit Dry Goods, at the lowest prices.
EmsEaoth• BEY GOODS.
'WALNUT CHAbil3lat
In Oil or Polished.
lny2s-Iza. Thirteenth and (2:testi:int.
!la In great variety,
Tani). H. 3feCA.LIA'S
- Old 03 tahlished Hat and Cap Emporium,
m3lO-lm} sO4 Chestnut street.
In Oil or Polished.
my2.5-lm Thirteenth and Chestnut
We have at length increased our facilities to meet the
•extraordinary demands for this del , ghtful preparation,
sand can supply it in any quantity on the shortest
notice. JAMES PALMER cC CO.,
439 Market street.
The most delicately perfumed preparation in the
worlds Betrouvey's TurilishßandolenMn Hair Tonle.
_ROBS and EMPRESSES Is not considered complete
- without a bottle of Retrouvey's Turkish Bandolenlan.
SEA SHORE. Prepare for the Ocean, in doing
- which, provide at least half a dozen bottles of Retrou•
• vey's Bandit:denten. You cannot keep your Hair beau
tiful without it; it neutralizes the saline particles, and
- prevents the dry, harsh appearance usual to exposure
so a salt air.
'MEE .1331,3 T DRESSING, the best . Tonic, tile most
.certain rtmedy to restore the youth and natural color
.and beauty of the Halr,ls ItETROUVSY'S
fr WATRIVA.LI2, CURLS, PUFFS, &c., cannot be
Tut n to look beautiful and keep in place without
LADIES! If you wish to look beautiful, you MUST
For sale everywhere
In addition to the general Course of Instruction In
this Department, designed to lay a substantial basis of
,knowledge and scholarly culture. students can pursue
•those branches whlchare essentially practical and tech
nical, viz.: EittIOINEERING, Civil, Topographical and
TECTURE, and the applicationof Onemistry to AG
.ELICULTURE and the ARTS. There is also afforded
sm o .
. ortunity for special study of TRADE and CON
,of MODEM , LANGUAGES and Plata
.of our own coun.sy. , For Circulars apply to President
Futzvorir ol . Pe., April 4, 1866. Clerk of the Faculty.
T street PECCIADILLPICIA, May 28,1868.
At a meeting of Stocsholders of. the SHAMOKIN
the office of the Company on the 7th instant. the fol
loaring.named gentlemen were duly elected Directors
of said Company, viz,:
And. at a meeting of the Board held on the 24th thSt.,
Mo. 0. Wharton was elected President, William P. At.
Adnson Secretary and Treasurer, and Henry Van
t 4 en, Superintendent. •
tar N,
ROAD, COMPANY. Office 227 South FOURTH
street, PiaLADISE4II3IA, April 28.1866,
Notice la hereby given to the Stockholders of this
+Company, that the option of receiving their /Dividend
In Stock or Oath, under the resolution of the Board of
11th December, HS, will cease on and after the stet of
"Af4BBB,and that such Stockholders as do not demand
their Dividen d to be paid to them in Stock on or before
that day, will be thereafter entitled to receive it in
ap2B offly
10 . " PP--
B. BRADFORD, Treasurer
.. 41 1LADELPHIA, Nay 28, 1888.—We, the un
dersigned, 'Wholesale Carpet Dealers, hereby
nerne to close our Stores during the warm weather at
.5 o'clock P. AL, and on Saturdays eit 3 o'clock, com
mencing on the tat day of Jane, and terminating on
the 3lst day of *wit, Me.
[Signed] -
ivu tie W = L,
Z, It
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TUBE BOOM, Marshall street above. Green.—
The interesting meetings of the last five weeks will be
continued. Preaching this (Tuesday) evening by Dr.
J. M. Crowell; Wednesday, Rev. Alfred .Cook man;
Thursday, Dr. W. P. Breed; Friday, conference and
prayer. , its
HOWARD HOSPITAL, Nos. 1518 and 1520
1.1. V" Lombard street, Dispensary Department. Me
dical treatment and medicines furnished gratuitously
to the p00r.5 - eeRB
SERVES.—The members or the dtfferent coin.
panics are Invited to attend the drills on every
TUESDAY EVENING, at 8 o'clock, at the Broad
Street Armory.
Its W. D. H.ASTINOS, Secretary.
]For the Phlladelphie Evening Bulletin.]
'thyme of the Illnderpost.
"The cattle , plague in the Senate, you say?"
Cried a menaber:frorn P,eniisylva-ni-a,
"'Tis a wonderful mystery how an
Animal of the bovine kind
His way into the Senate could find.
Can the cattle plague be Cow-an?"
Burning of Congress Hall, Saratoga.
A telegraphic despatch elsewhere an
nounces the total destruction by fire of that
famous watering place hotel,Congreas Hall,
Saratoga. The conflagration began about 1
o'clock this morning, and at 8 o'clock the
entire edifice was in ruins. The loss is
stated at $200,000, with a partial insurance,
On the 18th of June of last year Saratoga
was visited by a similar conflagration, the
United States Hotel, nearly opposite Con
gress Hall, being totally destroyed between
the hours of 4l P. hi. and daybreak. The
scene was one of indescribable excitement
and confusion, and we can readily imagine
the recurrence of equally exciting events
this morning during the fire.
Congress Hall had for many years been,
as we may say, "hallowed" by many
fashionable and social memories, and was
one of the most agreeable hotels in America
for summer visitors. Its vast parlors, its
lengthened porticoes, and its airy rooms,
made it as charming as any one could de
sire, while its proximity to the famous Con
gress Spring was an additional attraction.
In the Spring of 1864 the hotel was in the
possession of Messrs. H. H. Hathorn, C. S.
Lester and G. E. AlcOmber, and they pro
bably were the proprietors when the fire
broke out. In 1864, two new wings were
added to the house, on the south and east.
The south wing was one hundred and
twelve feet in length, by forty feet wide, and
four stories high. The east wing, one hun
dred and twenty feet long, by forty-four
feet wide, also four stories high, with the
basement. A prominent feature in the east
wing was the new Ball Room, a magnificent
ball twenty feet high between the joists,and
the full size of the - wing. An elegant
piazza, extending on the north side of the
south wing, lead 111001y - to' the ball room,
the whole being on. a level with the parlors
of the main building., In the new wings
were 100 fine private parlors and lodging
rooms, which could not fail to be very de
sirable to guests, while adding largely to
the capacity of the house, and we may re
mark that owing to the new improvements
the dining facilities were so increased that
seven hundred persons could be seated at
the table'at one time.
Congress Hall was directly opposite:Union
Hall, which does not appear to have suffered
from the conflagration. The " Saiatoga
Water" bottling establishment of. Clarke &
White adjoined the hotel, and beyond this,
across the street, was the celebrated Con
gress Spring itself, surrounded lay pleasant
Scorn's ART SALE.—The final sale of pic
tures for the season will begin to-morrow
evening at the Art Gallery of Mr. B. Scott,
Jr.; No. 1020 Chestnut street. The pictures
are now hung and ready for exhibition and
are attracting crowds of admiring visitors.
We doubt whether so many good pictures
were ever before offered at a single public
sale in this city. There are scores of deli
cious gems in landscape, street scenes, in=
teriors, marines, winter views, &e., by
many of the best living artists of Europe.
The sale will be continued on Thursday and
Friday evenings, and will doubtless attract
many competitors, for this will be the last
opportunity this season of buying choice
is a remarkably interesting number. The
leading article is on the late Senator Foot,
with a portrait. There are also articles on
other distinguished men, together with a
great variety a literary matter not espe
cially devoted to phrenology. Professor
Caper', No. 25 South Tenth street, is the
Among the "honorary managers" of a ball
to take place at Chapel Hill, N. C., on the
evening , of June 7, are the .Hon. Jefferson
Davis of Fortress Monroe, and General J.
C. preckinridge, of Canada. Jeff. might
furnish the bill of fare for the occasion.
Quantrell is rusticating in the Cordova
regions of Mexico,
with plenty of funds.
We should like to see him in Lawrence,
Kansas, with a Cord-over his head.
Douglas Jerrold calls woman's arms
"the serpents that wind around men's
necks, killing the best resolutions." A
woman's arm should not be called a serpent
unless it's-snaked.
The Council Bluffs Nonpareil has the fol
lowing: "Official—Married, at the residence
of Mr. Ben Jarvis, in Marshalltown lowa,
by the Rev. Mr. Willey, TOB Baugh Marshalltown,
us) and Miss Mary O. Swanson (that's more
Rations for European troops—Bellona
satusages.—Boston .Post.
Since Jeff. Davis has been so tortured by
the step of his sentinel, an extra vegetable
has been added to his bill of fare. It is
called - a toe-martyr.
Henry • I. Bowditclt, of. Boston, who,
a year or more ago, marked in caustic the
letter D upon James Muloahey, under the
impression that he was a deserter, has been
mulcted in the sum of one thousand dollars.
The plaintiff denaanded ten: thousand dol
lars. James was as coatis on the Doctor as
the Doctw was on him.
Facts and Fancies.
An Important Letter from Count Bis
marck--The Key to His Policy
in Germany.
!Troia to-day's N. Y. TimeB.l
Thee following letter written by Count
Bismarck to a friendlduting the ItaliamiVar,
while he was Prussian Minister to 'Russia,
and shortly after' he ceased to be the Prua l
sian representative at the Federal Diet in
Frankfort, was for the first time published
in the Reform at. Hamburg, on the 12th
inst. From that paper we translate it for
the columns of the 2intes:
PETERSBURGE4 May 12, 1859.—From the
eight years of my official activity at Frank
fort I have become convinced "as the result
of my . experience, that for Prussia the pre
sent institutions of the Confederation are,
in peace an oppressive, and in critical pe
riods, a dangerous yoke, without affording
us those equivalents which Austria receives
from them while retaining a much larger
share of her own freedom. Both these great
Powers are not treated with the same mea
sure by the Princes and Governments of
the smaller States; the construction of the
objects and laws of the Confederation is
modified according to the necessities of
Austrian policy. With your perfect know
ledge of the subject I need not enter into
details of the history of Federal politics
since 1850, and I confine myself to refer
merely to the re-establishment of the Diet,
the customs difficulties, the commercial,
Press, and constitutional legislation, the
Federal fortresses. Bosnia and Mayence,
the Neufchatel and the Oriental ques
tions. Always have we been opposed by
the same compact majority, by the
!Lime demand for concessions by Prussia.
In the Oriental question the influence of
Austria was so much superior to our own,
that not even the harmony of the wishes
and desires of the Federal Governments
with the policy of Prussia could do more
than oppose it by a yielding dam. Almost
without exception, our confederates have
intimated to us, and even said that it was
impossible for them to keep up to the con
federation with us, should Austria go her
own way, although it was not doubted that
the right as well as the true interests of Ger
many were on the side of our peaceful pol
icy; these at least were the views of nearly
all the confederate Princes. Would they
ever in a similar manner, sacrifice their
own wishes and desires to the necessities or
even the security of Prussia? Certainly
not, for their adhesion to Austria rests upon
false interests, which to both commandtheir
union against Prussia, and their restriction
of the development of the power and influ
ence of Prussia as a permanent baalarif their
joint policy.
To develop confederation with Austria
for its head thenatural object of the policy
of the German Princes and their Ministers;
this, in their view, can be achieved only at
the cost of Prussia sad is necessarily aimed
against Prussia, so long as Prussia will not
confine herself to the useful teak of securing
her confederates against too great an exten
sion of Austria's influence, and to bear, with
never-tiring pleasantness and submission
to the majority, the disproportion of her
duties to her rights in the confederation.
This tendency of the policy of the Middle
States will recur with the activity of the
magnetic needle after every temporary dis
tar bane, because it is not the wilful pro
duct of single circumstances or persons, but
the natural and necessary result of the Fed
eral relations of the smaller States. We
have no means within the given Federal
compact to arrange ourselves with it per
manently and satisfactorily. -
Since the confederates, nine years ago,
under the lead of Austria, began from the
hitherto unrecorded arsenal of the Federal
organic laws, to produce principles which
could aid their system, and since regula
tions whose proper construction in the sense
of their founders was only available by the
united 'action of Prussia and Austria, were
attempted 'to be used one-sidedly for guar
dianship over Prussian policy, we have had
constantly to feel the weight of theedtuation
in which we have been placed by the Con
federation and its ultimate historic develop
ment. We had to confess, however, that
in quiet and normal times we could do
much by proper conduct to weaken the evil,
in its consequences, but nothing to care it;
but in dangerous times, as the present, it is
too natural that the otheri3ide, in possession
of all the advantages of the Confederation,
should willingly admit that things improper
have occurred, but declare, in the interest of
all, the time inexpedient to bring past
events and home difficulties into discusston.
For ns an opportunity; if the present Is let
pass unused, will perhaps not so soon occur;
and we will hereafter be again confined to
the declarations that in normal' times no
change can be made.
His Royal Highness, the Prince Regent
(the present King of Prussia), has taken a
positron which meets with the undivided
approval of all those who have any judg
ment at all upon Prussian policy, and have
not allowed it to be dimmed by partisanship.
A portion of our confederates seek by
thoughtless and fanatical efforts to disturb
us in tilifi position. Ifthestatesmen of Bam
berg are so quickly ready to follow the first
cry for war of an unthinking and variable
public opinion,they do It probably with the
consoling reservation of how easy it is for a
small State tb change colors in case of need.
But if they would make use of the Federal
organization to send a Power like Prussia
into the firetif it be asked alas to risk blood
and treasure for the political wisdom and
the thirst for action of Governments whose
very existence depends on our protection; if
these States wish to lead us on, and if as a
- means theypropose to start a theory of con
federate liability, with the recognition of
which all autonomy of Prussian policy
would cease, then it is time, in my opinion,
to remember that the leaders whaask-ns to
follow them serve other than Prussian in
terests, and that they understand the cause
of Germany which they proolaim,ina man
ner that it cannot at the same time be the
cause of Prussia, unless we surrender our
selves. '
I may, perhaps, go too far if I express the
opinion that - we ought -to use every legiti
mate opportunity, offered us by our con
federates, to obtain such a revision of our
mutual relations as Prussia needs, that she
may permanently live in regular inter
course with' the smaller German States.
We should take up, the , glove at, once, and
not view it a misfortune, loam the progress
to the crisis of improvement, if a majority
at 'Frankfort adopts a r4ivewhioh we con
alder unauthorized, a wiitul change of the
object of confederation. and a breach of the
compacts. The more marked this breach
mould be, the better. In Austria, France,
Russia, we may not again meet with condi
tions so favorable to allow us an ameliora
tion of our condition in Germany, and our
Confederates are on ,the best way to give na•
just cause for it, wi4hout our helping them
an. Even the. Sreuz Zeitung (a 'Govern
mentirapei at 'Berlin) is amazed -that a
majority at , Frankfort could dispose of
the Prussian army. Not only -as
this journal have I sorrowfully observed
what power Austria wields in the German
Press by its 'skillfully woven net, and how
it knows to use this weapon. Without it;
so-called public opinion would never have
advanced so high.. I say so. caned, for the
masses of population are never for war, un
'less irritated. by, the actual suffering of
_heavy buldens. It haa come tothis, that,
under the cloak of a general German feel
a Prussian paper hardly dares to. pro
fess Prussian patxlotism. 'Sentimental whin
ding had .much to do with this, as much as
„the money, which Airatria never wants for
this purpose. Most eorrespondents write
'for a living; most papers have financial suc
cess for their main object, and in some of
our.own, and other papera the experienced
'reader may easily . discover whether they
have again received pay from Austria,
whether they expect it soon,or by threaten
ing hints wish to obtain it. •
I believe that we could produce a visible
change in the public mind, if, against the
encroachments of our German confederates,
we touch the cherd of an independent Prus
,sian policy in the Press. Perhaps things
happen at' Frankfort which will give the
'fullest cause for it:
In these eventualities the wisdom of our
military precautions may prove itself in
other directions, and give force to our posi
tion. Then Prussian self-reliance may sound
as loud and effective as the Confederation.
I would only then write the word " Ger
man " for "Prussian" on our banner, when
we shall have united closer and more effec
tually with our other countrymen than
hitherto. It loses its attraction if used up
now in connection with the Nessus of Con
I fear for this epistolary raid into the field
of my former labors you will remind me
with ate sutor ultra erepidam; but I did not
intend to make an official report—only to
give in my testimony as an experts gainst
the Confederation. I see in our Federal
relations a sore for Prussia which sooner or
later we will have to remedy Ferro et igine
(with ere and sword), unless we proceed to
an easy cure betimes and in favorable sea
son. If to-day the Confederation were to
be simply abolished, without putting any
thing else in its place, I believe that on the
basis of this negative achievement better
and more natural relations of Prussia to her
German neighbors would develop them
selves. BLSMARCE.
IVA 'rot Uzi, :11111 )41)
tWaShington Correspondence N. Y.Heraid..]
. W..ssHINGTON, May 28.—The Senatorial
caucus met again this Morning at 10 o'clock,
pursuant, to adjournment, and remained in
session until noon. The Senate went into
executive session at about half-past one
o'clock, transacted a small amount of busi
ness and adjourned. The caucus was im
mediately resumed and the discussion con
tinued until late in the afternoon without
arriving at any definite conclusion. The
whole matter under consideration was fi
nally referred by the caucus to the Senato
rial portion of the Reconstruction Commit
tee,con sisting of Senators Fessenden,Grinies,
Howard, Harris and Williams. Senator
Johnson was also on the committee, but
being a democrat he could not par-
ticipate in the Republican Senatorial
caucus. It is generally conceded that the
results of the caucus will be substantially
as stated in the Herald two days ago. Near
ly all the republican Senators agree that the
third section of the proposed constitutional
amendment will be stricken out in caucus
and the disfranchisement of a specific class
of rebels substituted in its place. It is also
found upon discnssion that a larger num
ber of the members favor restricting this
class as much as passible, than was gene
rally supposed two weeks ago. The gene
ral opinion is that the restriction will extend
to those who have held certain civil and
military offices under the federal govern
ment,although it is by no means improbable
that it may turn upon those who have taken
and v iol ated certain oaths to the government.
It is else thought probable that the caucus
will am end the second section of the proposed
constitutional amendment, basing the rep
resentation of States upon voters instead of
upon numbers, as proposed by the Roman
structionVommittee. This is substantially
the President's idea, and is fast gaining
ground with. Republican - Senators. •It
would be, a queer commentary upon the
conduct ofthe radicals for the last six months
if they should finally he Induced' to adopt
the representations which the President
made at the opening of Congress. It is also
certain that the caucus will agree upon so
framing the amendment as to admit of sepa
rate State action, thus placing it in the power
of any State to acquire representation instead
of being dependent upon the actron of other
States. The caucus meets again to-morrow
at ten o'clock, and it is generally under
stood that it will continue to meet daily
until the whole matter has been thoroughly
discussed and some proceeding agreed upon.,
It is believed that the caucus is the proper
place to settle definitely the future action of
the Senate. It may take a week to decide
the question at issue; but when once settled
in the caucus but little time will be con
sumed is discussing it in the Senate.
[Washington correspondence of the N. Y. Tribune.]
The caucus of the Republican Senators
convened again this morning, and after the
day's session held another meeting this af
ternoon; little is positively known of the de
tails of their deliberations, but two impor
tant facts have transpired, to the effect that
whatever is determined upon will, receive
the united' support of all the Republican
members, and that the general outlines of
what is believed will prove an acceptable
substitute fir the submitted report of the
Reconstruction Committee has been deters
mined upon:
[Washington Correspondence of the N. Y. Times.]
The Republican Senators were in caucus
again to-day.:;-The reconstruction plan was
under consideration, the object being to
harmonize if possible upon a Substitute. for
the third or disfranchising section. Senator
Shernian's proposed amendment intended
as a substitute for'the second and third sec
tions, and providing , that representatives
shall be apportioned according to the
number of qualified voters, and including
citizens disqualified for partiaipating in re
bellion and also that direct taxes be ap
portioned according to the value of taxable
property, was urgeti with pertinacity. Sev
eral other propositions were also discussed
intended to take theplace of the disfranohis
Jug section but 'without agreeing upon, a
snbstitate the caucus adjourned to meet to
morrow. It is understood that when the
matter is again brought before the Senate
the Republicans will not discuss the mea
sure, but put it to a vote at once, unless
Senators who have not participated in the
caucus desire to be heard. Among: the
Union Senators who did not attend the
caucus are Messrs. Doolittle,Cowan, Dixon,
and Nesmith.
[Waablogton Cortetpondenee of the World.]
The sickly but precious bantling of the
Reconstruction Committee was again trans
ferred from the Senate.to-day to a Senatorial
MUCUS, which held a morning and evening
isession t and yet came to noreal understand
ing as to what would be best to infuses lit
tle life into it. There was almost as much
disagreement in the caucus as there -was in
the Senate.. The difficulty, seemed to be to
agree upon a proposition as a substitute for
the third section of , the Constitutional
amendment, " the Radical Senators
insisting that the leading rebels
shall forever be •, disfranchised from
holding any federal office. The
probabilites are that they will compromise
by putting in a certain el.ass of leading men
who made themselves generally obnoxious.
This is what the more conservative insist
upon, and on this they think they can go to
the country.. In the meantime, it is under
stood that Thad. Stevens is becoming very
much disgusted at the course of the Senate.
If the third section, which the Senate pro
pose to strike out, is not finally agreed to,
he declares that the amendment will be
'worthless. He introduced in the House to
day, a plan of his own which strikes down
at one swoop all of the present Southern
State governments, and proposes to erect
new ones on the basis of negro suffrage.
Curious Revelations as to How the
System Has Been Conducted---Its
Operations Disclosed in an Af
fidavit Sworn to Before
a United States
['From to-dare New York Herald.]
—Before Commissioner Betts.--James Reilly
came before Commissioner Betts on the 20th
inst. and deposed that on the 10th of March,
1865, he enlisted as a volunteer in the regular
army of the United States and thereby
became entitled to receive seven hundred
and fifty dollars as State, local and United
States bounty.' Reilly states,upon informa
tion and belief, that thereafter, and before
making his affidavit, in this city, he was
illegally defrauded of his bounty by James
Hughes, and that his source of belief was•
an affidavit sworn to by Hughes,in which it
is alleged be confessed to have defrauded •
Reilly of the sum above mentioned. Yester
day the case was called on for hearing before
Cammissioner Betts.
Mr. Courtney, 'United States District At
torney, appeared for the Government. and
the defence was conducted by ex Judge
Stuart, ex-Recorder Smith and Mr. Shupe.
The complainant having been examined
at some length in support of the charge,
Mr. Courtney read the following
State of Neic Jersey, Essex county. ss.—
James Hughes of the city of New York, be
ing duly sworn, says he is 27 years of age,
that be resides in Bleecker street,New York
the firm of Allen, - Riley itt; Hughes was com
posed of Theodore Allen, Peter Riley, depo
nent, and Marcus Circero Stanley; the busi
ness of the firm was that of bounty brokers;
on the 10th of March, 1565, we enlisted vol
unteers at Hoboken, in, the State of New
Jersey; we enlisted volunteers at Hoboken
en the day last aforesaid—one honored and
sixty-eight men; they were on Monday,
after enlistment, sent to Fort Lafayette
by the order of Colonel Lafayette C.
Baker; that Colonel Baker, previous to en
listing the one hundred and sixty-eight
men at Hoboken, at the Astor Ilouse, in
the city of New York, requested our firm to
enlist at the office we had opened in Hobo
ken about twenty men a day, and let them
escape after they were enlisted and paid
their bounty, which bounty we re
cewed from the city of Orange, New
Jersey, and the townships of Caldwell and
Livingston; that the men so enlisted and ,
allowed tit escape were credited to the said
city and - ' townships; that deponent's said,
firm continued to enlist and allow to escape
as aforesaid, under directions of said Col.
Baker, twenty men a day for seven or eight,
days; that said Baker told deponent's said
firm that by allowing the men to escape as
aforesaid, others would be • attracted to de
ponent's firm's place in Hciboken; that de
ponent did not know any of the one nun
dred and sixty-eight men who enlisted on
the 10th of March aforesaid; that deponent
first saw Mayor Cleaveland, of Jersey City,
in relation to the enlistments; that deponent
did-not make any bargain with said Cleave
land; that the bargain was made by Allen
and London,the clerk of our firm, with said
Cleaveland; the bargain was that $760 should
be paid to each recruit by him to our firm;
that deponent does not remember the day
on which the bargain was made, but de
ponent knows it was made before the men
were sent to Foit Lafayette; that after the
men had been sent to Fort Lafayette
deponent was informed by said Stan
ley that Colonel Baker was to recelVe
$lO,OOO for the privileges he had granted the
firm in the Hoboken operation; that sat.
Stanley said it was to be called a testimonial
to Baker, and that each member of the firm
was to pay $2,500 to make up the amount;
and deponent further says that on Monday,
the 13th day of March, the day the recruits
were sent to Fort Lafayette, Mayor Cleve
land paid our firm $66,000; and on the next
day he paid the balance of $60,000; that out
of the $60,000 said Riley handed Colonel
Ilgis $54,000, being 1300 for each recruit,
because Colonel Ilgis said he would not
give the certificates of credit unless he had
that money in his hands. About ten or
twelve days after this, as near as deponent
can recollect, a telegraph despatch was re;
ceived from Provost Marshal General Fry
by Colonel Ilgis and also by General Baker,
directing the money to be paid over; that
said money had been deposited in the
Broadway; ti; n k, in the city of New York,
by Colonel Ilgis; that Colonel Ilgis gave a
check to said Rley, payable to the order
of Riley .i Co., for $54,000; and deponent
and said Riley went to said bank and drew
said money in company with Colonel Ilgis;
that after said money was drawn from said
bank deponent said Riley went to the office
of said Stanley, in Nassau street, New.
York, where in a short time said Allen and
Stanley came; that said $54,000 was then
und.tlago diyilled , iuto four equal parte
F. L. FETEiERSTON. Publisher.
tween deponent's said ftrm, each receiving
$13,500 of said money; the sum of $66,000
first received from Mayor Cleveland was
disposed of as follows : $15,000 was given to
runners employed in our firm, and the bal
ance equally divided between the members
of said firm, except $2,000 which was paid
to Dr. Stow, the examining surgeon, who"
examined the men at Hoboken. And this
deponent further says that James Carey
and William Colligan had a recruiting ren
dezvous in• Water street, New York, - that
said Carey was arrested about the tenth of
February, 1865. by Colonel Baker,anti 'while
in the custody of said Baker assigned.
over their rendezvous to said Stanley;
said Stanley sent to said Carey and Oollitran
a telegraphic despatch sayingnothing wonld
be done U) release them unless tuey aesigued
their place over to him; that withins day or
two after such - assignment was made, =d
in a few days thereafter said Colligma and
Carey were released without trial; that said..
Stanley then sold the place of said Carey
and Colligan for $6,000, to Glover, Kelly and
'Realigau and Larry Meaher,ancl the money
was equally divided with deponent's said
firm; that another place, belonging to said
Carey and - Colligatt, No. 14 State street, was
also assigned to said Stanley while they
were still infccuitody; which Stanley sold to-
James White, William Churchill and Hugh
Kane for $4,000; which said money was di-'
vided in four equal shares between depo
nent's firm; that the amount of money re
ceived by said Stanley as his profits of depo
ment's said firm was about $50,000, that de
ponent's said firm were in business from
six weeks to two months; that during the
period of the existence of deponent's said
firm said Stanley was constantly at the
office of said Baker, with whom heappeared
to be on mutual terms and with whom he
appeared to have confidential relations; that
deponent does not know Stanley's present
location, but he hasunderstood said Stanley
has absconded from the city of New York
within the past three weeks. And deponent
further says that after said one hundred arul
sixty-eight recruits were sent to Fort Lafa
yette,said Stanley and said Baker both told.
deponent that said recruits were to be cm
dited to Jersey City; that deponent left
New York for St. Louis in May,
and then went to Canada;
that in the latter part of April, 1866, depo
nent went to the Astor House to see said.
Baker, and there saw him for the last time;
that said Baker did not tell me then that ha
had an order for my arrest from Gen. Fry;
I never knew why the order of arrest from
General Fry did not contain the name of
Stanley. And the deponent further says
that the $9OO above referred to as having
been paid Colonel Ilgis, with the $54,000,
was for the men who had been previously
enlisted by deponent's firm.
Sworn before me this 24th day of January,
1866, at Newark, N. J.
A. S. JACKSON, 11. S. Commissioner.
The complainant having been farther
briefly examined, the case was adjourned
till thismorning. The defendant, not being
able to find $66,000 bail, as required by the
Court, was committed to prison in the
The C. O. I. R. in New Jersey---He
Addresses the Fenians of Jersey .
City and Newark--Roberts
and Sweeney Prepared
for _the Field.
{From to-day's R. 1 Times I
Mr. James Stephens, the C. 0. I. R., on
Sunday afternoon attended a Convention of
the -Fenian Brotherhood at Jersey City.
There was a large number of delegates
present, and pledged to Mr. Stephens the
allegiance of their several circles. A con
siderable amount of business was trans
acted, and the meeting was addressed by
Mr. Stephens.
Yesterday a committee from Newark
waited on Mr. Stephens for the purpose of
escorting him to their city, where he was
to address the Brotherhood. Previous to
the mass meeting last evening there was a
gathering of Centres at Newark,for the pur
pose of discussing with their chief -the
affairs of the Jersey Brotherhood. The
meeting being a private one, ,we
have no report to give of the proceedings.
In the evening the Central Organizer
spoke to a large gathering of Fenians in his
usual felicitous manner, giving intense sat
isfaction to his audience. The substance of
his remarks was similar to the speeches 'he
made in New York and Brooklyn, sketches
or which have already appeared in the
27nes. The manner in which he dishe,s up
his subject to his audience differs on each
occasion, but the theme is ever the same+:—
Mr. Stephens is cultivating the masses of
his countrymen now, quietly ignoring the
oppmition leaders. He is making converts
rapidly, and :a steady,-although limited flow
of greenbacks is the result. On Thursday
next he starts upon his tour through the
country, and will speak at all the principal
cities, North and South.
In Roberts-Sweeny Circles :there is still
much mystery, and vague whisperings that
the valiant General is already on the war
path. Gen. Sweeny is reported: to have
recently said that there could be no radon
with Mr. Stephens at present; it was too
late, his forces werealready on the march
and could not be stopped. Also, that he
ki as opposed to the present movement, but P. at the Senate and their adherents were
forcing bim to move against his judgment.
He anticipates another Campo Bello affair,
and expects to lose his Fenian head in con
sequence. At least rumor says all this,and
at present there is no possibility of, tracing
those rumors to a head. When Canada Is
annexed to Feniana we shall probably have
definite information. Meantime, there re
mains . " nothing for the general public to do
regarding the matter but to watch the,
movements of Mr. Stephens.
THE HoosAc BORE.—The workmen at the
Hoosao Tunnel lately struck for an advance
from $225 to $2 75 per day, and about one
third of them were discharged, and the rest
are kept at work at the old price. - Some
seventy men are now employed on the west
side of the mountain, and the work is being
carried forward successfully. Two engines
are at work, one of forty and one of one
hundred horse-power. They have already
gone some eight hundred feet into the moun
tain. They still use the drill in g.etthkg out
the rock. They sometimes send up in the
bucket pieces of stone that weigh five thou
sand pounds. The engineer says that with
the porogress now maki n g and likely to be
made on both aides of the mountain, it will.
take eight yawls to complete the tunnel.