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?in^'Editorials on first pages—« The Jew
Qwetiqn”—« A Contrast” « Notes on
The Magazines”—« Literary Cri-
Correspondence: “Letter from
Ifewport.” ‘ ’/V...
t:;’; . . ""CRISES AND RIGHTS.
:; J!lo Bost o n Journal,, which, ably and zeal
jkjW supported Col. Frdkost In .’56, in a
J?I?5; D a>?b?r, : casta a curious horoscope for its
brother yßepuljiicaiis in New York,- as fol
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''PXh.'(UsSatl3faction sml divisions in Now York
Mfrootrsoaerinua os in this State, but they are suf-
to onoourago tho Detoooraey to hope
tnpy wilicarry the fall election. Thernhimanagp.
State of affairs is-attributable to *the
taslih'ani;,impulsive men,, notable ovldehoe of
whosej-ieiiy is to be found in the New York police
?ni, whlWJjtramplos upon the time-honored rights
MithbiaUizens of New York, and which can only
bo jistified on the somewhat dubious ground that
it waS ait honest attempt to prevent; the pfostitu
, tion of tlle New York police force'to politiwU pur*
IvSijß?Eubiioan Convention in Now York will bo
held'on' the 23d of September, and > strong effort
will bo madont the time to put the'party upon a
moderate and judicious platform of principles.”'
sTitew: is aval liable admlssionin thlsextraot,
which deserves a few commonts. Nothing in
thetelmrse;of'byent9 has presented a- worse
e2Wpfa ; 'f6r.;iature fatal imitation than the
. ippqessffil.uiiempt of. tho Republican majority
Jff'thhlUtoLegislaturo of NowYoric to take
, ;rights and franchises of'its:groat
eomnusreia! metropolis, When the peoploj
i capaoity,.cahaot elect, their
§^(^^xantsV K cannot fchooso their own local
magistratos. thelr own tax-gatherers, their own
and provide for the
apppintment' of .their own police, without the
fSartpfari annua! revision of these acts of so-
hy aStatelegislature, then the very
fqpdtajhr, of: liberty, 'becomes corrupt at the
. ffotfred; jand they ‘ are reduced to the staves of
t£oio.%hom they, select as their servants, There
iaßopretext to justify such an invasion of the
rights of the people in their primary capacity.
Inothia .connoption let, us say, that although
the . American party- in ‘ New Orleans were
guiltyVof ihatiy gross acts of violated faith,
apd. of.V.iblonce nt the polls—carrying their
hostility-to -tiie adopted l citizen •to the inon
s&ojjS. eitreme of xefusing to permit him to
ca#t ; his own.righteous jVote—yet, when the
DenJficratid Legislature of Louisiana under
took ro interfere with the locaj laws, and with
tbe reguiarly, if not fairly, elected authorities
they committed the grand
ldtifairo','.of imitating the example of the Re
publlCana Uhdor the control of Mr. Skward
. carißual blunder of refusing towait
for that roaction in popular sentiment which
li'.aa?eeffain'tp follow such aggressions as
those itiiey complained of on the part' of the
Americana! asthatthenigh twill follow the day.
Wernow. perceive that the high-handed course
, pnrsned' by the Republicans in New York is
rapidly and disastrously reacting against thdmj
tbat it is blotting put the divisions which have
heretofore demoralized and defeated the Demo-
(that it is rallying back to a
constitutional standard thousands of those who
have l acted'with.Mr. Seward,.and.that in
proportiop. as this example lias ‘ dishonored
those who resorted to it, so have fuhdamentai
rights* 1 and; inalienable franchises been vincjlca
tOjt’andfortiSed. We regrot that our political
friends'.in Louisiana djd not calmly await the
their adversarieav
i'efully have these franchises and rights
bosn' respecrod' by the Democratic party oi
that, <l tiring; more than a giu,
ter of;&jttei)turjv whilst the city of Philadel
phia was*thd head quarters and the stronghold
of'an enlightened and a .powerful opposition
to thorbemocratic party, and'while this oppo
eltiorr during all this period, bf\ time, as we
are told’ih history, not only refused to allow
the minority a chance to effect Any reform in
hut,.as in the days of the
Bank of: the United States, extended itsinflu
enco evon to the very business places of , men
. o£difiWihg politics'; .yet, throughout this long
period, daring which the Democracy of
thp- State was, with rare exceptions,. in
lit- ’the Legislature of the State, anil!
ii tat heexecutive department, and' could
h&Tg;,'almoßt /in a moment interposedto
/ from the. bid Whig Councils in
PJlilivdelpW»;.all that patronage wbich they
BO’mtfeSjltatj.ngly and ibidly exercised against
titjcljpoeratlc party, in no case was an attempt
made ti> do*j9o, bat, on the contrary, there was
and magnanimous avoidance
•of any. resoi-t to levolntionary and reactionary
retaliation. 'What has been the result I tVe
’ iiided our time, and now, at this
diyjrthis rdfined and bcantilhl city, superior in
thecomftrts it disponßes npon .ite population
upon those. who toil for their daily
bread) to any-other City in the world, is hot
of the Democratic party, but
iaigely Rnderitheir control, and ia supported
ini-iti'jpositigh; bj- thousands ’ of 'those who,
period referred to, acted constantly
egrihatit/ We cwmot too often recur-to great
prip9ip]e| ln times like. these; and, as an inde
pshdent jcurnalist.we conceive it to be onr duty,
here* and now, to declare, that then is no act
bring down disaster upon thbso
whp ; res,ort to it than that.which attempts to’
annul os destroy -the rights and privileges of
the jjepjjio ,in their municipal and primary
capacity 1/ .
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Tho nrticlo in thtt morning’s Press, from
tile Lycoming Gazette, repeating, a passage
speech in favor of the
protection .of the poor debtor, gives so striking
an-ffistahee of tho generous and kindly nature
orthV.pVwpcratlc, candidate for. Governor,
that anyi endorsing words from us would' be
' Legislation in this country is so
goaersli? for clasaes—indeed; the less of “ gov
frtimetiV'.wo have the better for the masses—;
tbti|’ it is only in exceptional cases that the
peopleware benefited. It is a sonnd truth that -
••.thtfworid'is governed too much;” and it is
a fact’quitb aa well established that it is often
govenied. badly. Hence it is, that when a
legislStpr can; rise above the special business our representative bodies; ,can
see beyond the charter of a bank, or the
charter of a railroad of coat company; can
pass over the fashionable pastime of safe gen
eralities or undisputed .topics; and give hlm
»ej£' if) . the championship of, a material
measure which affects labor in its most homely
and ihtiniate relations, and protects industry
from!? tyranny—such an example conpnands
tbe honest gratitude of every upright and fair
deidipgman, The principle -of the measure
advocated .by* General Paoeeb is no illusion.
It is eminently practical. It reaches to the
hearth-stone; and to the very heart of society.
Raptcity 'aud cupidity, and all manner of
wrbng-di)|ng, are overthrown by the assertion
of'.this principle; and in the name of those who
afASb rarely heard in legislation, who give-so
much to keep" up the Government, and who are
sever petitioners for its bounty—in tho name
of' thk tolling and industrious poor, we thank
. Genetai PAOEEa for Ids frank, manly, and out
spokin specch. ,
’ Thp Circumlocution OtHcr, .
The-idea that redeems Little Dorrit from
ntter .ihanityds that of the, “Circumlocution
Offlcd';*’ .'i That was a contribution to mankind
worthy. of repeated ' amplification. TheClr
cnmloehtloQ Office ia of ; ,aTmoat universal ex
l«t*icel;; Tt is everywhere, more or less. How
- Not {biDb lt is the study or the crime of men,
- law , *’ 4eiay poor* iuitpr iat the dobra of
—twii'wni«»;of’i<ile manwho erawlbetween
th*^S^-knd :; ti»' grave, unwilling or unable
■-r 6,^’^^ptofepiy
Tho American ladles are the best dressed In
the world. Not even in Paris, the centre of
fashion, are gayer and rlciier;costumes{jo,be;
found than may be noticed,'in protnenddi) in
our great cities. There is 'nibro ftoney j ex
pended, comparati vely ’ speaking, in ladies’
dresses In the United States than in any othir
country in tho world. (We may add, in a
parenthesis, that the wearers of those rich
costumes are more beautiful than, “take them
all in all,” can bo found in Europe.) Thoro is
truth in the.adage that “flrio feathers make fine
birdsj” but bore, we hsfvo the fine birds in
splendid plumage. Without doubt, a woli
dressedwoman is a splendid' sight, pleasant to
the mind and to the eye, adding harmony and
beauty,and graco to the scene—and very greatly
benefiting trade, even if she doos pull a little
too hard, now and then, on tho purse-strings of
'.papa,'or the' check-book of ' her Hege-ionl.
There is a-, difference in things, however.
There is a remarkable difference lu the modes
of our great cities. Perhaps, during the
season, there is nothing more brilliant, on
the whole, than the wardrobes,and general
getting-up of our belles at Washington, The
choicest articles of attire, IVent tho most
fashionable modistes of Paris and London,
there abound,' and ■ the gents which dash In
such abundance are only less bright than the
light of the fine eyes of tho fair ones who
Wear, them. On,such occasions tho splendid
beauty of the South, fascinating even in lan
guor, is .certain to attract attention and win
admiration. But, after all, this is only for
season: _we would ask how, out of Wash
ington’ the .belles of the great cities may
be characterized by their dress 1
Boston, which, with its crookod streets, has
some resemblance to a quiet English country
town, and rather piques itself ou its English
descent, (though agreat minority of its inhabi
tants are unequivocally-Celtic, as their very
names denote)—Boston is so Jmbuod with the’
Anglican spirit that lts ladles affect Oven tho
dowdfness of Engttsh dross, and really are
capital imitations. They overdo it a little in
tho way.of hoops, which they wear in extraor
dinary exaggeration of the London original.
A little bird whispers us that, a she-Bostonian
may l>o rocognlsod any where by- her bonnet,
(vulgarly called hat, which is what men wear,)
which is always throe months behind the fash
ionahio shape, and materials, and trimmings,
elsewhere. Perhaps tho little bird told what
Mrs. Opio called a .white lie ! Who knows ?
Mrs, Partington could tell if she would.
. In New York, female attire reminds one of
Joseph’s coat, which is remembered as being
«of many color*.” The Gothamite belle 'luxu
riates in a vast variety of hues, and commonly
disposes them with very little regard for har
mony. To trim a blue bonnet with orange
colored ribbons, adding red and black
cherries, with brides of crimson artificial
flowers, is notat all out of tasto inNow York.'
So with the rest of the dress. There is a
startling contrast of glaring and decided hues.
And so, oh a fine day, the west side of Broad
way reminds one of. a tulip ; bed, in which tho
most discordant colors aro promiscuously hud
dled there. If the Now Yorklai|ies had a better
taste in dress, they would be charming indeed.
And what about our own fair dtoyennes?
Simply this, that—as any one can sec—they
dress with taste, as well as with richness. By
. some natural instinct, as it would appear,.they
have the untaught art of making tho simplest
attire becoming; and, above all things, they
run into no excesses of startling colors, but
adapt and arrange tho various hues of their
dresses in a sweet harmony- of tone which can
not be equalled out of Paris.
The greatest curse that can befall a com
munity ia the ability with which apeciilation
can depress or elevate the prices of those sub
stantial necessaries of life produced by hardest
labor from the soil. Those who never swung
a'scythe, or handled a flail, or drove a team,
but who live upon tile products of tho toil of
others by sheer.wit-craft, often regaluto by their
pens or their money, at least for a period, tho
rates which rule the market of tho great stu
ples of agriculture. We know how they do
1 Operate on tho value.of money j how they
can, write up and write down every kind of
'security at tkeir will, and pleasure; and it is
evident that they have done, if they are not.
doing, precisely the same thing in regard to
' breadstuff,. In our - mind, these intrigues
'assume an appearance of baseness, for which
we can find no language too strong. Tho men
'who deal in stocks, or play at tlio game of
fancies, on Third or Wall street, do so with
their eyes open, and “take the chances.” But
when we reflect that thousands and tens of
thousands of .farmers, and their families, may
be ruined by the wily efforts of a set of specu
lators, wo know no measure of denunciation
that would bo too full. On this subject the
authority of the Richmond (Fa.) Whig, of the
21st of August, is important:
- “This is the great aud absorbing question, at
.tbismoment, with the agriculturists of Virginia
The speculators bare/ as usual at this season,
.toreated a panic; and many a poor farmer is in am
iftjiful state of trepidation. He oannet get bis
‘wheat to market too wet or too soon to prevent its
being a drug! thereby effecting the very end be
’seeks to avoid.
: “ The speculators have been greatly favored by
the seasons, ibis year, in their sharping schemes.
Haring the winter and spring, nobody were louder
‘mouthed in their ulalations over the gloomy pros-
Wots of the orops.' All thegreatsheetsin New York
and all the little ones in all tho other oities were
unanimous in opinion that the crop of the country
was in imminent peril. The winter wheat in the
great Northwest was certainly destroyed, and
nothing but an immense'breadth of spring wheat
and a favorable season could save tho people fronr
starvation! The prospect whs very little more
flattering in the -Middle States! Impending
famine was at our doors! All this, however,
was a mere trick, to gain oredenc© for the
'altered note which was to 1 follow.' As soon as
the rains began in May, and were followed by
ft few gleams ~of sunshine* and‘a slight tinge
Of green, in the fields, one . universal outory im
mediately arose from the papers, especially those
fn the large cities and too Eastern States, the
Centres of the consuming population: ‘a total
change has taken place In the prospect of the
crops—fields, that a short time ago were naked,
are now teeming with {-He most luxuriant vegeta
tion, and no doubt now remains but that the yield
$f wheat will oxcood that of any former year by
many millions of bushels! True, the winter wheat
was killed in all the .groat Northwest, hut an un
precedented breadth of land has been laid down in
spring wheat!’ This cheering ndte has been re
peated, until the wholo city population of the land
are thoroughly persuaded that tho orop of tho
S resent year is ample for ten years’ oonsmnp
ion. ,
! “Besides the injustice of tills sort of proceeding to
the farming community and to the whole country,
is distinct from consuming Europe, it very ofton
works serious injury to many cities and districts at
ifome. Undor the influence of this outcry of super
abundance, breadstuff! were largely exported last
year, and in many sections it was extremely diffi
cult to obtain the necessaries of life. The same
thing might happen again, on a more extended
scale. • -
“We have ho wish that farmers should receive
more for their products than thoyaro worth. But
if they were tne last of oreation, they would bo
entitled to simple justice; and they ask no more,
though it is upon their shoulders that mainly rest
the burdens of tho Commonwo&lth. We do not be
lieve that the farmers are unreasonable in cooking
at least $1 50 abusbol clear for tboir wheat. Wo
believe, under existing circumstances, it costs them
very nearly that sum to make it, and if they have
to take less, thoy should abandon its culture. Tho
price of $L 50 is not equal to 75 cents, fivo years
ago—the coat of Johor, of all the articles which en
ter into a farmer’s consumption, andthecostof that
most expensive mnnaro, guano, without which very
little wheat con bu made, boing taken into consid
eration. We b&lievo more dear money was made
six, years ago at $1 without guano, than would
be mode how at $2 a bushel with it.
“But the question ia not what they ought to get
in order to realise a profit, biit what thoir wheat
is worth in a fair market. This is to bo determin
ed by the supply ana demand. Now, if wo look
elsewhere than to tho papers in the oities,
wo i find a very different, representation of the
crops. The Northwest is certainly the most pro
ductive wheat-growing district in ■ the Union.
There, we have the testimony of the speculators
themselves, tho wlutor wheat was almost entire
ly destroyed The spring wheat, which replaced
it, is not fit to make good fiour—like Indian Corn,
it is consumed at home, and never exported.
In Mainland, the American otf extensive
and reliable authority, represents the orop as
small in quantity,. anu inferior in quality. Wo
have no doabt that such Is the fact with respoot to
the crop in Virginia. In New York the crop lobe
low an average. In Pennsylvania alone, of all the
States, is tho crop well spoken of. In all the States
east of New York and south of Virginia, tho yiold
is annually diminishing, and not enough is mado
for domestic consumption, .
“With.the short. Cfops, then, m tho middle
States, the almost failure In the Northwest, and
the greatly increased immigration, out of. nil pro
portion to the 'increased breadth soum I —so
much talked.of~.we do not see where the glut is to
oomofrom. We know there are no stooKs of old
here; and as to Indian corn, Americans prefer
wheat to that for their own use, and think they
have as muoh right to eat it as Europeans. V
The Sodthbbn AmbukMhs aro pretty gene
rally aiding the Charleston Mercury in its war
upon Governor Walkeb and the Admlnistra
tion/and, of course, committing themselves to
« secession. o We predict, hoWever, that as
loon M the day combfl to' strike agaldst the
tTnion, : they wIU be very ready, to desert their'
standard-bearer. Th? new recruits of the.
dferewry ore veterans at. that sort of business.
The moment 1 the ■ Gaubixl .of disunion blows
hi« horn/ they will break and run, and let«the
namelesergentletnan ln block 0 take the hind
most. - ’■ s J, ‘ 1 ' *
Tho following article Woni ttyeV St. Louis
Republican should bo carefully :-read. Tho
NejiutKcgrt has co-opora 101 ! with the so-called
pro-|iavory party in Kansas, has sympa
thized strongly; with, General A-coiiison and
his friends,. 'lt is a journal wielding nn im
mense influence in Illinois, lowa, Missouri,
and tho adjacent torrltorlosjund Its opinions may
he taken almost ns cx cathedra* It Is a fact
worthy of comment and remembrance, that no
where in tho South has Gov. WatKEa’s policy
in Kansas been mare steadily and strongly ap
proved. Ilian In the State of Missouri—“ olr
oumstuneo which ia worthy of Weighty con
sideration when we romemher that most of the
extreme men in other parti of tho South base
their opposition to Gov. Walker on the
ground that hts course of action is Injurious
to the people of Missouri:
No iNVntirntteWti.—ln tlie letter written by
lien, AtehiSon ta the OkarleeUra UTercury, speak
ini of the rote to bo taken on tho Constitution, tlio
Unnerat says ,th»t If the instrument “Is to bo ro.
ferred, as Gov. Walker says, to all tho people whn
shall bo In the Territory on tho day of voting, then
WO must and will havo a majority at the polls on
'\i (opposed by some that Atohlson In this ills
elosos an intention to take ovor votora from Mis
souri on election day, to aid In the popular vote
that is to determine the adoption of tho Constitu
tion, We are of tho opinion that Gon. Atohlson
will bo a party to no such transaeUdn, for tho elm
pl© season that wo do not hellovo Missourians
will lend themselves to anv such lawless #nd cri
minal proceeding. It will ho sternly uiscoun
tononoed by tho eUUena of the Missouri bor
der countless There 1* but ono oourso for Mis
sourions to pursue In reference to Kansas affairs,
and that Is one of strict lum-lntorferonoe. This
oftlliug (hr volunteer votora In our Stuto, to go
into anotheron election to, Isourtugoously wrong.
In morality H Is upon tno same lovol with tho
counsel of the nulUflor, tho Democrat, whoso edi
tor would set all law at deflanoe, nullify the
vote o>f the people, and resist by force, at the
point of the hoyonot, the accession of a Gover
nor to his office, for no better reason than that
the party represented by the Democrat is doter
miped on victory at all hazards. Black Republi
cans everywhere aro tho princes of nullification.
They trample the laws unaor foot in Boston. They
nullify them in Kansas. They counsel revolution
In, Missouri. Lot them have tho glory, and wear
tho name of nutlifiers, for they have earned it by
perpetrating and couusolling gross outrages upon
the laws ana upon elections.
Whatever Kansas may decide concerning her
State Constitution, it ib equally & matter of justico
and good polioy for tho citizens to adopt us their
rule “ hands off.” Lot tho majority of the actual
settlers ia the Territory rule, and make of Kansas
what they please. We cannot hut regard as ene
mies of the publio peace an,d fomenters of publio
discord, all who counsel any manner of interference
: from without with a free expression of opinion in
reference to ihtorn&l affairs, on the part of thoso
who have chosen Kansas for their homo
The Supreme Court of tho State of Maine,
composed of a majority of Republicans, havo
decidod—one judge protesting—that negroes
can vote in that State; The New York Tri
bune makes a sustaining editorial in favor of
the decision, and glorifies it as an especial re
buke of the Dued Scott opinion of the Su
preme Court of tho United States. We aro
not disposed to enter upon the legal dis
pute growing out of this case; but we should
like to see the question of negro suffrage put to
the people of Maine as it was a few days ago to
those of lowa. Our word for it, tho Republi
cans of Maine would unite bands with the
Democrats, and pluck it out of the Constitution
by the roots. A practical illustration like this
shows that the boasted Abolition sentiment is
in many cases a mere sentiment. It cannot
stand a home-test like negro equality, however
it may sympathize with the colored men at a
Yesterday we gave a roport of tho proceed
ings of the meeting of one branch of the op
position to tho Democracy—the Republicans.
To-day wo givo a report of tho proceedings of
the American branch of that opposi tiou. Our
readers can now see the platforms of both
sides. If the speech of Judge Wilmot was
objectionable, because of its violence and
abuse of the rights of the States, that of his op
ponent, Mr. Swope, was even more so, because
of its assaults and misrepresentations of tho
rights of tho citizens, especially those born in
other lands. But the point in tho latter
speech is to be found in the determination of
jthe Americans to wage unceasing war upon the
Republicans. This seems to bo sincere; it is
certainly earnest and strong. There were
some curious developments in Mr. Swopk’s
jspeech, for which we refer our readers to the
| • An Ardent Poet.
Ortlt hot day, in South Carolina, the Colum*
ibin (S. C.) Tunes printed tho following:
“What can writers do,
With the thomiometer atone hundred and two?
Oramlgurin shirt-sleeves! Grace with no cravat!
Sublimity between a palm-leaf hat!
Love with no dickey f Boatitv in a sweat!
Truth at the pump with hands and forohead wet!
Fame drinking soda! Glory with a fan!
Passion asleep upon the cool divan !
And Faith and Hope, in slippers, throwing dice
To close a quarrel o’er a chunk of ioo !”
of rich men are beginning to moke
their appearance. Thcfre 1b one gentleman in
Philadelphia whoso annual income is over seven
hundred thousand dollars.
Ehos akd Antsdos; or, Tiio Bachelor. B y Judith
Canute. Itol., 12mo. Now York: Itudd A Carleton.
None but a woman—with all tlie gentle
and delicate impulses of n puro nature, a
thoughtthl spirit and tender heart—could have
written such a hook ns this. It is wliat might
hastily ho spoken of as a love-story. But it
is moro than this. It is the history of a human
heart, crushed in its youth by Eros, rewarded
in its maturer years by the diviner Anteros.
It is a story, filled with love, indeed, but
"with a passion pure and not sensuous, self
denying and humble, yet elevated and ardent;
such a' passion as forms the romance of life
and does not come to all.
In incidents it is net abounding. It re
lates, chiefly, the history of a child and a man.
Abthob TVaminobam, a scholar, and almost
a poet, has Ms heart all hut broken by the per
fidy of his affianced. Ho rotreats into the
loneliness of solitude, companioned only by
Memory, and surrounded with books. He is
called thence, to the death-bed of her who had
darkened his young life, and fromher receives,
as a solemn trust, the guardianship of her
littlo daughter, Viola. He takes noble re
venge by the kind and affectionate care which
he bestows upon the orphan. Almost tlic
finest part of this hook—certainly, the most
interesting—is that which relates the childhood
and tho youth of Viola. It is truthful and
not over drawn. Guardian and ward separate,
do not meet again until the latter has passed
her sixteenth year—having crossed tho narrow
isthmus which separates the Girl from the
Woman. After a few crosses, arising from
misapprehensions, tho story properly ends
with the union of two hearts which had so
tenderly regarded each other, and tho circum
stances by which this Jinule ia ovolvcd aro most
delicately developed. There aro several
marriages, by the way, at tho close, but wo
freely confess that tlio only one in which we
felt much interest is that of WALsiNaiiAunnd
Soveral accessory characters arc introduced,
though the authoress has avoided crowdingher
canvas with figures. One pair of lovers, Cola
and Hklen, aro of the ordinury run of mortals.
Geoboe levinq and his ever-youthlhl wife
stand out moro decidedly—and his touch of
jealousy is very foolish and very natural.
Howard Irtino is a yottng man whom wo do
not in the least dcßiro to know; his pretty bru
nette wifomust have lind n pretty hard time with
him. Judge Conway, so mystorious with his
“spiritual” revelations, is at once weak and
mclo-dramatic, and of little essential hearing
on the story. But then, as compensation, there
is Captain Ben—a superior Captain Cuttle,
with higher education—and that admirable old
house-keopor, Mrs. Grev. These really are
characters, very strongly individualized, at
once natural and life-like. We hosltato to
hint to a lady that she might have dono hotter,
but, in her secret heart of hearts, does not
“Judith Canute” (whoever sbo may he)
cherish something like regret for having un
suitably married such a genial old damo as Mrs.
Grey to such a mere money-grubber as Midas
Mitten, tho only mean man in tho book, who
evidently takes her because she had inherited
a large property from a distant kinsman?
Wo presume that this work is a first attempt.
Tho authoress may write again, for slio has
capacity of mind, poetical feeling, and skill in
portraiture. Her’a is not a■< sensation” novel;
it is disfigured by no slang; it does not record
tho details ol any crime of blood; it wholly
eschews even a remote allusion to the frailties
of the sex. IjTo, It is pure—in thought,
language, and plot, and for this, as well for its
undeniable evidences of marked ability, wo
havo been charmed with it.
. A,new locomotive,;named the Preston S.
Brooks, and ornamented with likenesses of Mr.
Brooks and Judgo Butler, has lately boen added to
the rotting steek of tho South' Carolina railroad.
[Oorrf spondence of The Press.]
WispmaTOK, Aug. 25, 185? ,
l'ho National Intelligmar usually takes pf. Tho Amor!(!ans hoi thdr ra „ at j ayoa - 8 Hall
fiolcnt time for deliberation previous to taking-de* last night, and the “Straight-Outs” were there in
olded position on any public measure to be, in, its t^eir strength to listen to the defence of tho Chair
views, consistent at least with the known feels In- ? P “S. of it , S i? !o 9™ loll ' 100 against the charges
volved. To this uniform practice it owe, to a gj*
great extent, the reputation it enjoys among tall Wilmot.
classes of our people. Confldenoe Is reposed in its Mr. Swope was fully up to his work. He had a
assertions', and the utmost reftanoo pieced upon! its B P*fJ* *nd .throughout 'his ie-.
arrayofflUs. Vet ftoraer is sonretlmes found Sfi/S £T '* * ““
nodding, and in to-day’sissueof tho htttlheenctrM -W© did not see a man leave his seat during
iavery far from its general aoouracy. In the leading the time ho,was speaking, whilst ou Monday night
editorial on the subject of an anticipated surplus in ], ® n WUmot spoke, hia remarks were frequently
the treasury, it calculates that the revenue of the scaredStce^^wa's
Government for this fiscal year will amount s a groat deal of enthusiasm manifestod and the
$80,000,0001 and that the expenditures will not speaker was frequently interrupted by tremendous
exceed s6o,ooo,ooo—thus leaving thirty millions a PPlause.
surplus to add to the twenty millions now In the n pt„',®, W jP o commenced by referring to the want
which It avers will, by tl.o withdrawal of horn A™S, tory'olMim
so muoh gold und silver from circulation, ember- American Government, and posted those presout on
rasa greatly our industrial and mercantile *bat subject.
In this estimate it oommits two very material ,® al:o P oai * despots, dreading the example our 1
errors. It baaos Its calculation for the revenue of fndeavoi-«fffn b Q d
this fiscal yoar upon the receipts for July, and the they never ooukt oyereoiiie us
flrstweoksofthepresenfcmonthjWhenitisknown to now endeavoring to do so under theguiseof phi
evoiybody incur commercial oitiesthat the bonded ant bropy and the garb of religion. In tho
warehouses of the Government werd plethoric i an £ william Lloyd
merchandise brought into Ihe country, during the tTtrageoul’ docTriS Shcset/u fere af
existence of tho old tariff, and which was taken qui lowed to prevail, Church and State would be pros
ofbond and paid duties under tho new tariff. Allow- ffatod at the footstool of fanatioism, and all ro*
nneo must be mode for the stmulus to importation, ~j?! on wo jjld bo totally abandoned.' In the ad
undor tho lowor rate of duties, and it must be con- waging a diroot r tiloy '? ero
sidered that those importations will fall down to tho Constitution and tho Union* wlkh!7f n?t're*
the levol of demand in a few months hence. Thoro' Btra i n cd, could only result in civil war, murder
is every reason, then, to believe that the Intelli- f pollution. He did not hold the Republican party
fcnrcr has exaggerntod, In Its estimate, tho extent .wiTfllf^^^
of tho forthcoming rerenue. . ■ against liberty, Igainst roligfon, and
As I stated in my first letter, there are no data jagainst God. Thousands of our folloiv-oitizons
now known upon which a safe estimate could be the length and breadth of our land, re
founded with reference to the revenue for this year! P^ 9 ? 006 , ? f , thas o dangers,which
„ , . ~ .. . m f I ae, had described, and which tho Father of his
and more than that, tho Treasury DepartmeniuCcuntry had foreshadowed, in his dreams of
,is of the belief that the returns to Congress in Do* tfe future, bad organised themselves with tho
cember next will not afford sure basis for accurate Ahorioan party for the protection of our nation
conclusions relative to the operations of the present' Protestantism, and our Union, from foes
teriff 1 v Without as well as from enemies within. The Amo-
But $50,000,000 is.sot down as tho gutofhad to thS
for 1858. This evidently is complimentary to the* >eople for their suffrages, and it was hardly necos
administration, and evinces confidence in its eco-( j bim to say hero, in the homo of Isaao
nomical management. How aro tho facts of late [ Ja f*®burst, where he had boon born and reared.
r ,rr fT liEht f °“ tho futur °- In . ffafaUn!^
1856 the, total expenditures of tho government ation, and general character, ho was at least the
were $71,144,623.62—a matter of twonty-ono mil- ompeer of his opponents. Ho would not derogate
lionsmore than tho Intelligencer's amount, and. rom thecharacter of theiradversaries. To Gone
that too fora year when there wore not so many h e crf“ly°!icco?d muchSty as thoir friends
public works in process of construction as now; as rould elaim for them. Ho believed them to
for instanco, tho aqueduct, tho oapitol, patent * honost, upright, and intelligent men, and ho
offico, treasury, and post-offioe extensions, costing lft( * no , t “lightest doubt, that if either of them
m elected,'ho would disohargo tho duties of
-annuull - ; . . r US office to tho entire satisfaction of bis own
Tho Intelligencer next moks to getting rid of.- *rty. Tlioir public acts, however, wore public pro
the surplus, whioli it mistakenly supposes will* and ho had aright to examine and cau
oxist, in two ways :by its distribution arnoug tho < ' a / T s thwi.
soveral States or in grants and appropriations to '“t 0 ?; Snn AoinL? n °^ll!j 0 *? ,fti \ a^<l i rcB^ 0(1 H lO oiti ‘
objoots of national utility. It forgets how muoh. hen spoJkhig, P was f tbo ,ibf nf ku™
better it could be disposed of in liquidation of the. nd about him ho had a fewwords moro to
national dobt fy*. He was in attendance at tho halllast evening
It is a week ago since Mr. Buchanan replied to P 1? ®*pectation of hoaring a sqund American
a letter addressed to him by abolition D. B.>. and ESS*, I K*Gmed SB"It’hit 1 t’hit
sapient schoolmen of New England. Muoh anxlo- o had devoted just two minutes and a half to
ty is manifested among gentlemen boro to learn its -.moriofinism, one minute and a half of which was
contents. Probably, oogltatlng over its arguments Jnsumed in informing his audionco that ho would
in their oiosots, Profossor Silliman and his associ- F° , t 0 be b , r l <!f > 1 “ b ? w “ s obli K c d to leave in
x ~ ’ . , ~ , . ao elevon o’clock tram for tho West, vet ho
atosrepont heartily of tlieirunwiso and injudicious )un d time for fifteen minutes, afterwards to con°
movoment. ;nuo tho disousßiou of tho subject to whioh ho had
Tho models, suhmittod with proposals, Ao., for fivated all tho previous time, viz: niggerism. lie
the construction of a new sloop-of-war, have been M keon inforraed that lie would be expected to
examined by thoSeorotary of the Navy. As yet, reo^To Vr"
ho has not fixed upon the members to constitute a Hlmot’s ability and loug experience, but ko had
board for decision upon the plans presented. The bserved during tho short time ho had boon
proposals corn© principally from Philadelphia, \ world, thiU however ablo a man was,
Now York, Boston, N.whuryport, apd Norfoik. . and
Strange to say, none are sent in from BalUmore. > there ever was on example of it such an
It is pleasant to notice what confidence each ap- xample had certainly been furnished in • tho
plicant entertains that tho decision will be with 4® e ch of Mr. Wilmot last night. That gontle ■
rogard to merit, and aloof from all locator political hadstnrted with the assumption that he .was
considerations. It is a deserved tribute to Go
vornor Toucey. n an and an agitator of tho worst
The board referred to will not be selected soon-'
or than the latter part of this, or tho first of the
approaohing week.
The President has appointed Charles E. Sinclair
associate justice of tho Supreme Court of Utah Ter
ritory, rice Stiles, removed.
It has been decided at the Land Office, under the
graduation act of 1864, that when a minor, or
family of minors, own a farm, tho guardian, or
other.legally constituted officer having charge of
the estate, may enter land for the use of that farm;.
but in such case the entry must be made in the
names of all the parties who own the original farm.
x. y.
The Southern Mail—Affairs In Texas—Excite
ment at Houston—The Cotton Crop—The Pa
cific Railway.
Waakntatox, August 25.—The Southern mail which!
Reached hero this afternoon famishes Now Orleans
peraof thelBth fast. They contain the faUowipg in*,
diligence from Texas.
The Galveston Nttos, of the 18th fast., states that H.
• R. Runnels, the Democratic candidate for Governor, has
received a majority of not less than 11,000 votes.
The Civilian, of the 18th, reports a great excitement
at Houston, owing to the discovery of a plot, by a gang
of thinres, to kill the City Marshal. Tho ringleader
and another of the band hod been captured.
Encouraging account* of tho cotton crop in the inte
rior are furnished. The picking hod fairly commenced.
But tho effects of drought on the frontier were deplo
The Pacific railway was being graded at tho rate of
two miles per week. Five hundred hands were employ
ed i_ the work.
The Contracts for the New Stoop-of-Wnr, Ac
■ Washington, August 25.—There are thirteen bidders
Tor tho contract to build the now uloop-of-war. Thoir
models are to-day on exhibition. A decision will be
made in accordance with the recommendations or the
Board yet to bo appointed.
Hon. Charles E. Sinclair has been appointed one of
the associate justices of the Supremo Court of Utah,
vice Stilea removed.
Washington, AUgubt 25.—The Southern Mail has
furnished nothing from Now Orleans binco Saturday last.
The American State Council of Now York.
Bkooklyn, August 25,—Tho American State Council
of Now York mot here to-day. Delegates from mauy
Western Councils expressed a determination to refuse
all alliance with any other party, but to nominate <v
straight American ticket.
The President's address recommended tho abandon
ment of tho Council of Organisation, and tho adoption
of a Committee of Organization.
Tho Council resolved to nrnko no change in tho or
ganization of the party, and fixed the l&tb of Septem
ber for the meeting of the State Nominating Con
The Latest from St. Johns—No Intelligence
of the Telegraph Fleet.
Sr. Johns, New Foundland, August 25—0 o’clock,
P.M.—Tho weather this evening Is overcast, and tho
wind light from the northeast. There is as yet no in
telligence of the approach of the expected telegraph
Halifax, N. 8., August 25—9 o’clock, P. M.—Tha
weather is clear and calm this evoning. The steamship
America, now due, with Liverpool advices to tho 15th
inst., has not been signalled.
Acoosta, August 25—Advices from Florida state
that CapUtn Nifcklcs, of the Florida Volunteers, has
captured fivo Sominoles. The Indians had hoisted the
white flag, and hopes were entertained that the war
would terminate.
Wreck of n Philadelphia Schooner.
New Yoke, August 25.—The schooner ‘John W.
Gandy, from Philadelphia bound to Providence, went
ashore yesterday on Fire Island. The crew were saved.
Death of a New York Merchant* .
Nkw York, Angunt2s.—Mortimer emi
nent merchant of this city, is dead.
Nkw YonK, August 25.—The schooner Philip Gilkey
was sunk on tho night of thd 23d last. OS' Baraegat,
having como In collision with an unknown iutfque, Two.
men were lost. The captain, mate, and two men were
saved by the schooner Adele, winch has arrived at this
Portland, August 25.—The city government has re
solved to fire a salute of one hundred guns and to ring
the bells on the receipt of favorable news from the sub
marine eable fleet.
New York, August 25.—Flour— I Tho market is de
pressed; sales of 5500 bbls at {O.IOofO.fIO for Btato; a de
cline of 6c, $Q.60a50.90 for Ohio, an advance of 10c, aud
at $0.40050.80 for Southern, a decline of 30c.
Wheat—Market depressed; sales 10,000 bushels at 170
for white, and 145 for red, a decline of 6c. Corn is Arm;
20,000 bushels sold. Provisions quiet. Whiskey is bet
tor at 29^.
Thoro is apanlo In the stock market, &z.d prices aro
generally lower.
Baltimore, Aug. 25.—Flour—Sales of 500 bbls at $O.
12X for City Mills, and closing at $O. Ohio nominally
quoted at $6.60; Howard street $0.76. Wheat dull at
13Sffl40n for red, and 136®1G6r for White. Corn—
Yellow is quoted at 80®83c; W’hito at SQtt&Oo, Whis
key sells at 27)£®28j£c.
New Obleans, Augusts.—Cottony-Sales to-day3oo
bales, with a firm market. Tho f.tock on'hand is 10,000
bales. Receipts here thus far than last year, 241,-
000; and at all southern portu, 582,0(0 bales.
The recoipta of new cotton this year are 11 hales,
against 3,500 lost year, and 10,000 tho year before.
Tho other markets are generally without change.
Lewes Races—Prleress Beaten.
We find in tho London Nem, of Wednesday,
12th Inst., tho following summary of tho raoo for
the Sussex County Cup, at Lewes, on the preceding
day, from whloh it appears that five horses ran,
and th&t tho American maro Prioress came in
fourth. Here is tho summary:
The Sussex County Cup, value 200 sovereigns, by
subscriptions of 10 sovereigns each, with 50 added;
3 year olds, 7 st. 7 lb.; 4 yr. 8 st. 32 lb., 6 yr. 9 st.
5 lb.; 6, and agod, 9 at. 7 lb. Goodwood Cup con
ditions. Two miles (16 subs.)
Mr. J- S. Douglas’s Tournament, by Touoh?tone,
3 yrs., 7 st. 7 lbs., (Fordham,) 1.
Mr. 0. Snewlng’a Pole Star, 6 yrs., 9 st. 1
(Platman,) 2.
Mr. Howard’s Chevalier do Industry, 3 yrs., 7
at. 7 lbs., (D. Hughes,) 3.
Mr. R. Ten Brooch’s Prioress, 3ly?s., 7 st. 8 lbs.,
(Charlton,) 4
fifr. Parker’s A .*& yrs*, 7 st. U lbs. (Adams,)
The Southern Mall. *
Non-Arrival of the America.
The Indian War In Florida*
Collision at Sea—Loss of Life.
Preparations for Rejoicing.
The “ Straight-Out.» Net. to he Bought,
», he was nothing at nil. Ho had rofused utterly
t'dtscuM tho questions of State policy which on*
te4 into the oanvass, and had .confined himself
together to a harangue against the South and
i'arery. Thoy had been told that Wilmot
: is an Amerlonn, and had boon invited to listen
‘ an American speeoh; but if that was hia
merioonism, he did not think that the old *44
Gives of Philadelphia understood it. Who was
avid Wilmot? Since ho knew himaelf he had
sown David Wilmot as an out-and-out advocate
»the Domoorntio party; from his earliest in
lacy ho had heard of David Wilmot as the bitter
id vulgar calumniator of .ffgNRV Clay, and the
to traitor in the Congressional delegation
pm Pennsylvania who dared to stand
> in the light of day, and vote for tho tariff of
46 and against tho tariff of 1842. Mr. Wilmot
old now only discuss the question of slavery,
ie American party were opposed to the extension
slavery also, and to its introduction into free
rritory; but at the same time it was opposed to
aking it the solo and only issue. There were
aer questions of more importance to tho people of
Country than the question of slavery. They had
!s»]frd last qlght of frauds mKansas and iniquities
WpetraWd there, but the frauds perpetrated in
tfeity at the last election wore greater and
gssor outrages than they. Philadelphia was
wth half a dozen Kansases. Philadelphia had
fi representatives m Congress, and tho frauds per
ppatuted ia her midst hud east the electoral vote
oPtnnsylvania for James Buchanan and soeured
mckction; and with such astatejof facts before
oue;e3, what was tho uso of talking about Kansas
whtUherc are no people! If anything was id
betftmplished wo must begin at homo.
UrWflmot talked of practical questions. ITe
wodliko to know whether there was a more prac*
tioalueslion tbnn that of keeping the Hutch and
ivisb’rom tho ballot-boxes? In his opinion, if
thervas anything of vital interest to this pooplo,
and any party opposed to tho Domooratio party
was or to succeed, it could only bo when these
framupon the ballot-box were corrected, and tho
Demratio party prevented from having the as
alstao of tho foreign element. In his hasty al-
Suslc to Americanism, Mr. Wilmot hod said
that) stood on his Altoona letter, in which he
pvoii his Americanism, and by which he was will
ing foo judged. If he had studied his entire
luo-ao, how Dost to betray his utter ignorance of
pverprinoipio of tho American crcod, ho could
fiotV© succeeded hotter than ho did in that
otto Where was tho Amcrioan, born and reared
bomb the shadow of yon Stato House, with
Amoan foclings in his breast, who had not
tepintcd the idea that ho wua to give placo,
bndi certain circumstances, to the foreigner.
Whi was the mun who could sympathize with
JVihtinhis preference for Germans and natives
6f tiEraerald Islo over Americans? It was an
Insuto an American to ask him tho question, and
yet tt was the Americanism of David Wilmot.
For £ mistake ho tries to raako reparation by
insubg tho Catholics, and pitching into them.
Hadi Amorican speaker everdonounood or advo
qatohoproseription of Catholicsbecftu3e they were
such Novel*. They carod not whero a man
wormped. It was a matter between him and
hisG.nnd he could worship the Virgin Mary or bow
to lutes of wood and stone. Tho Amorican party
mauiucdjthut no phuroh, Protestant or Catoolio,
hado right to enter the political arena. It
said tho Protestant, as well as to tho Catholio
char, whan it attempted to meddlo in politics,
thusr shalt thou go and no furthpr, and was
just ready to tench Boeobor and othorsaoundrcls
of tl olass a lesson. Mr. Wilmot did not seem to
upddand this.
' Tt party which ho ropresonted had been
chard by the frlonda of Mr. Wilmot with play,
ing .0 the hands of tho Democracy. Ho had al
wayated tho Domooratio party. It had been,
fromo time of his infancy, a stench in his nos,
trilsnd if he thonght for an instant, that by ad
voctng Isaao Jlazlchursthe was aiding the Dcmo
oratparty, ho would vote for Wilmot. But he
ooiilnot bo convinced of that. He knew that
ttaicould bo bnfc two great national parties
in, ie land, and experience showed that
tbs two parties could only bo tho Deroo
orts and the Amorican. * Mr. Swope hero
slyod that the Republican party was a sectional
ps*, and that a party, to have any show of mic
cl at all before tno people ot the whole country,
i}t bo a national party.
;e thon proceeded to unswor the ohargo that the
Airioau party was a bought party. He thought
ijmo with bad graco from mon who wore sup
ping An old locofocO for oflico, and a man who
q done wore than any other to strike down
fi labor ip, the country. Wilmot talk about
tnrlstoeraov of the South crushing out free labor
ifie North: Why, ho sung the samo song hi
I|, when ho told you that tho aristocracy of tho
it intorest were orushing out froo lubor in tho
Ntl. [Laughter.] Amoricans know bettor.
It® emigration and pauper labor from Europe
th wus crushing out freo labor; and if Buvid
Maot was a friend of the laboring man of tho
Nth, lot him plant himsolf upon the American
pform, whore tho occasion never arises when
ojof these foreign villains is to bo preferred to
i ho were the men who made this oharge of the
Amoan party being bought and paid for by the
l<focos 7 He tiadjbecn obliged to go to New York
aw days ago, on business oonncctod with his office
alhairmanof tho American Stato Committee, and
■riflt thero ho had met tho correspondent of the
N York Times, who was inPennsylvapia corres
pling with that journal during tho campaigns in
ttber and November. Over a glass of wino nt
dier this correspondent became very confidential,
a holmirncd from him, among other things, that
hi fid in his possession a list of expenditures of the
Publican party in Pennsylvania prepared by
0. Ford of Ohio. You will rooolloct that Ben
in, in tho llernltl, charged Ford with
p.tlng this money, and Ford prepared this list to
sk Bennett that he had done what was right.
Ar considerable troublo and apxioty, the corros
pdont handed tho statement over to mo, and I
he it now in roy possession, and intond to publish
iti4 show to tho world who the men are who were
last fall. Sumo of you, no doubt, remomber
tb In tho city of Reading, and in tho counties of
Dpuio, Mifllin, Cambria, and Clearfield certain
oat? fmado very sudden and mysterious torgi
veaions, striking Fillmore’s fine and hoisting
UifFromont. Tho milk In tno cocoa nut is
aopptcd for when I toll you that the names of
thiditors of these papers are in this list.—
Y&these Immaculate gentlemen sue crying
oufihat wo are bought. In this city
aid* two nowspaporn have soon propor to
inak, tho most vile, malignant, auu personal
attks upon me that I have ever read. One of
thois without any apparently authorized editor,
althgh I am told that it is controlled by
a nt who once professed to bo a Methodist
preior in the Interior, but was disgraced
andcpolled from the church, and who sinoo
thafime had dosoended to everything that is
mea vile and base, and that he is aided by a
ropier who was oponly rebuked last wintor
Upothe floor of the Houso of Representatives
of tf State for eovruptlon. The paper I al
llid to is the special organ of the Ropubli
ctnarty. The other paper la a hermaphrodite
oenrn, half American, half Republican, half
tjbatid half that. In regard to this pa
ptrhehad tho evidonco to prove that the per
ecu ho was at the head of it got a qheok from
TIUow Wood, tho prince of wire-workers, for one
inland dollars. lost fall in this*sity, Ho was
r 4? to sbow that in thooampftigmKthln the last’
tmyears the proprietor of that pa>qr,qraa re*
cowig pay from three different paities, and
lio was also ready to show that that proprie
lor last fall, In e fit of rage because he
could not get us much money from the RepubU*
cans as ho desired, came to the Amerloan State
Ummittoo and offered to sell out, and that he ac
tually published an article in his paper, written by
another person, endorsing the action of that com
mittee in refusing to flgreo to a fusion with the He
'■ ,?"?!>» continued In this attain, closing with
some allusions to the American flag. 8
HiTzlehuist tinß tll<in ad j oural!d with oheera for
fires —Yesterday morning, about 8 o’clock,
two small dwellings on Lancaster aTenue, above
Hatton street, in the Twenty-fourth Ward, were
destroyed by Are. The flames originated aooi
aontally from tho stove-pipo in the kitchen of one
of the homes. The estimated loss is about $5OO.
Messrs. Swank A Hanna were the owners of tho
property destroyed.
Between 8 and 0 o’olock, on Monday evening
tho goods in the show window of Mrs. Carpenter’
attho corner of Parrieh and Carlisle streots,caught
fire from their close proximity to the gaa jets, and
were destroyed to the amount of $125.
Meeting of City Councils. —Both branches of
City Councils will meet to-morrow afternoon at
three o’olock, after a vaootion of four weeks. The
Joint Finance Committee, we understand, will re
port an ordinance authorizing a temporary loan of
On Monday afternoon an accident which was
nearly fatal took place on the Delaware below the
Point Houso. Throe lads. named William Lee,
James Allen and William Brown, while playing in
a email boat, wore precipitated into the water, and
would have perished but for the bravery of a young
man named Mr. Reynolds, who rescued them at
tho risk of his own life.
Suicide. —The suicide epidemic has been
raging for somo time post to an alarming extent in
our city, and has carried off many viotima during
the past few months—or, rather, they have taken
thomselvos off. Men and women still destroy them
selves despite tho “canon ’gainst self-slaughter,
and for various causes. Seme have left this
sphere in a Btate of desperation and disgust, some
from misfortune, some for love, and somo because
they wore rendered mad by tho use of strong drink.
One cuts his throat, anothor tries a private execu
tion with tho rope, another patronizes the razor,
another tho pistol, and not a few tho dark, silent,
flowing wntor. As yet, wo believe, the poor croa
tures have not been heard from, or if they have,
nono of tho spiritual mediums have appri?ed us
of how they find themselves by this time. .
•Accidents. —On Monday evening, while a
portion of the firemen who had participated in the
dedicatory parado wore passing Thirteenth and
Lombard stroots, a horse nttaohod to a light car
riage bcoame frightoned by the mnsio, and start
ing to run, throw Mr. Thomas J. Harrison, who
was driving, and another gentleman, violently to
tho street, inflicting upon Mr. Harrison a severo
but not dangerous, scalp wound, and somewhat in
juring his companion. The horse then ran up Lom
bard street, knookingdownalad named John Burt,
who resides with his paronts, inKittcnhoaso street,
and fraoturing his skull. The sufferers were taken
to IVynkoop's drug store and their wounds dressed,
after wbioh they were removed to their homes.
Mr. Harrison resides at tho oorner of Dean and
Spruco streets.
Camp Lafayette, near Norristown.—Yester
day afternoon we paid a brief visit to Norristown,
for the purpose of witnessing the exercises of the
companies composing the Lafayette Encampment,
about ono mile from that place.. A pleasant ride of
about an hour, in ono of theoars of the Philadelphia,
Germantown, and Norristown Bailroad Company,
brought us within a few minutes’ walk of the on
campmont, on tho grounds of Mr: T. Knox, situated
ou tho eastern bunk of tho Schuylkill, and com
prising about six acres.
Tho town presented a very lively appearance, a
large number of strangers from abroad adding ma
terially to tho goneral excitement which prevailed.
There were, however, only two military oompanies
in attendance, viz: Tho Wayno Artillerists, of
Norristown, Captain William E. Leshor, number
ing fifty-eight men, and the Norris CityKlflemen,
of the same place, Captain George Ameys, number
ing thirty men. About two hundred and twenty
five tents have beon erected, and their general ap
pearance is oortainly suggestive of the tented field
where a stern martial encounter is about to taka
plaoe. Major General William H. Keim, of the
Fifth Division of Pennsylvania volunteers, who
Is tho commanding oifioer of the encampment, did
not arrive at Norristown until noon yesterday. He
stated to us, that although the two oompanies re
ferred to have boon present since Monday morn
ing, the oxereiaes of the encampment will not prop
erly commence until this morning. To-day rive
companies are expeatod to be present, among which
are the Spring Garden Rifles, of thisoity, tvrooom
panies from Bucks oounty, and two froin Potts,
town. Tho following is a copy of the .
' Norristown, August 24th, 1857,
The duties of tho Encampment will be performed
as follows: • .
Tho morning gun at break of day will be the
3 *K t nw the reveille, at the lastfltroko of which
will be tho roll-call in tho company streets, Inline
diatcly after reveille roll-call, iho tents and the
flpaco around them will be put in complete order
by tho momhers of the companies, superintended
by tho chiefs of squads.
At l! A. M. tho “Assembly'’ will be boat and
tho companies drilled until US, conoludimr with
morning parade. ®
At 7A. M.—“ Peas upon a trencher.” Break
At BA. M.—Tho First Sergeants of companies
will make their reports to tho Adjutants or other
officer designated, who will mako the neoessary
detail of officers, non-commissioned officers, rausi
ciuns, and privates for tho guards, in proportion to
tho rotative strength of the corps.
At 81 A. M.—The detachments detailed for tho
guard will bo inspected in tbo company streets,
by tho commanders of companies.
At 81 A. M.—The troop will be beat. The de
tachments will bo marched and assembled on the
Guard parade ground, and inspected by an officer,
fho old and now officer ef tho day present. The
Guards divided and oAccrs assigned to each. The
Guards will march off to tho rolief of tho old guard.
At 10 A. M.—Grand parado, terminating in
street parades and evolutionsof tho lino.
At 12 M.—Beat Konst Beef. Dinner.
At 4 P. M.—ltegimontal and Battalion parade.
At <> P. M.—The Troop will beat, and the com
panies will form in their streots for roll call and in
spection by tho officers; ten minutes aftor which,
at tho Adjutant’s call, thoy will bo marched to tho
Regimental Parade Ground by their First Ser
geants—formed in lino, ordered arms and at rest.
At 0} P. M.—Evening gun. Retreat boat by
tho whole of the camp musio along tho line. Pa
rado dismissed. Supper.
At 10 P. M.—-Tattoo. Countersign given to
Sentinels on Post.
Remarks Any alteration or Additional datics
will be the subject of special orders. Tho chain of
sontinols will bo respooted by the military and oiti
7.ons, and tho commissioned officers of companies
will pass their membors out at the main guard
only. Tbo oaxnp will bo preserved striotly clean,
and all things kopt in orefor. As this encampment
is only the ''mimicry of war," tho commanding
officer trusts a willing obedience will bo paid to
orders, and a prompt attention given
to Amplo time is given for recreation,
which it is oxpeoted will not bo mlsueod, so as to
throw discredit upon tho oncampment.
I3y Command of
Major-General tVat. H Keim,
Fifth Division. P. V.
Officer Commanding.
Attest— Aid-dc-Camp, Col. AVra. Rchall; do.,
Major Samuel L. Young; do., Major A. Jordan
Swartz; do,. Major J. B. Dunlap.
Staff— Division Inspector, Liont. Col. G. A. C.
Soilor; do. Quarter Master, Major Anthony S. Ely ;
do. Coni, of Subsistence, Major George W. Ryan;
do. Paymaster, Major James Freoland; do. Surgoon,
Major John 11. Seltzer; do. Judgo Advocate, Major
George D. B. lveim; do. Engineer, Major Wm. A.
Tho exorcisos of tho encampment will terminate
on Saturday morning next. Letters of invitation
to bo present were extended to Lieutenant General
Scott, Govornor Pollock, and others. We learn
that a reply has been received from the former
gentleman, stating that, if ho possibly can, ho will
beprosontnt Norristown on Thursday.
In the vicinity of tho encampment are numoroua
stands, where nil that is needed Q>r tho consolation
of tho inner man—lager beor, porter, Jilo, poanuts,
sausages, Ac.—can bo obtained at a very t»i-raod
orate price. During tho remainder of tho week
it is expected that Norristown will be visited by
thousands of strangers. The locality of the en
campment is perhaps one of the most desirable
that possibly could bo selected. It is amply com
modious for all who design participating, Wo
heard many regrets expressed that more of our
Philadelphia voluntoer military organizations had
not signified tlioir intention of joining in tho ex
Last evening a handsome and valuable rosewood
gold-headed cano was presented to tho Hon. D. M.
Smyser, at tho Norristown Court Honse, by R. T.
Stewart, on bolrnlf of the members of the Moot
Court, in tho presence of a largo number of ladies
and gentlemen. Tho speeches on tho oconsion
were well timed, and elicited tho most cordial ap
Jin Jlcm. —lf you want cool water, and can
not got ico, wrap your piloher iu two or three
folds of coarse cotton doth, and keop It constantly
wot. The philosophy of tho thing is that tho
evaporation oarrios off tho heat and leaves tho
water at very nearly freezing point.
(For The Press.],
Franklin’s Grave.— Messrs. Editors : Will
you not unite your powerful voice in tho effort to
induce thoso having the control of the graveyard
corner Fifth and Aroh streets, containing Frank
lin's tomb, to either hnvo a gato unlocked, in
charge of a suitable person, or to placo a railed
aporturo in the wall opposite tho grave, in order
that the universally felt and laudable desire of
strangers and citizens to view tho resting-place of
tho statesman, philanthropist, and sago, may bo
gratified? A Citizen.
For The Press.)
Pbach Stains —Asa Boasonable hint to tidy
hcmsewlvos, permit me to inform those whoare not
already awaro of tho fact, that common whiskey
applied to peaoh stains will speedily remove them.
A. M.
On Friday tho first sale of new cotton took
plaoo at Savannah, Ga. It brought 17i cents per
pound, and was classed as middling. It was raised
.n Florida.
On Sundajr night, the house of Luke Fox,
bridge-tender on- the canal near Trenton, N. J.
wss burned down, and hia two ohildren, John M.
and Anna M. Fox, burned to death. The Trenton
Gazette rnys: Mrs. "Fox testified before the coro
ner’s inquest that fllje was rocking the cradle in
which the Infant, was sleeping, in the evening—the
oaudle being on the table about four feet from her;
that she fell asleep and did not awake until every
thing in the room was in flames. She made hor
way out of the house and threw herself in the
feeder; she is very badly burned, and barely
escaped with her life. Her husband was drunk at
the time. The jury.retnrned a verdict that the
children came to their death by. the oareies*&c£j|
and inattention of their parents.
The report ef Mrs. Susan L. Pellett, corres
ponding secretary of the Ladies’ Mt. Vernon
/Association, shows the following reoeipts since its
organization: South Carolina. $2,454.25; Georgia,
$1,057; Alabama, $1,078.57; Pennsylvania, $043.-
69; Virginia, $2,324.83; the Everett fund, $1,568.
One contributor, Mrs. Emily Tollman, a native of
Virginia, now residing in Augusta, Gha., gave $3OO,
the largest subscription named.
Advices received by the Arabia state that
an extensive wine-dealer in Paris has been con
victed of manufacturing spurious wines In one of
his cellars four hundred and tbirty-ene hectolitres
of this deleterious stuff was discovered, and in an
other eighty-eight hectolitres, besides five barrels
US *J in its fabrication. He was sentenced
to six months’ imprisonment, a fine of five hundred
' and °f *d adulterated wines found
on uis premises.
. Now York Courier learns, by private ad
vices from St. Helena, that tho Emperor Louis Na
poleon has purchased the site of the tomb of his
undo, the groat Napoleon, for $3,000, and Long
wood, the farm on wbioh the conquered oonquerors
last years were passed, for $lB,OOO. A commission
is expected soon to arrive for the purpose of put
ting Longwood in complete order, and decorating
the grounds. A fine monument is also to be erected
over the tomb.
A few days ago a man returned to Lowell,
after a four years’ absence in Australia, and found
his wife married again and with a child by her
second husband. The wife justifies her second mar
riage on the ground of the supposed death of her
first husband, to whom, now that he has made his
appearanoe, she is ready to return. The second
husband has taken possession of the babe, and
the other parties will take legal proceedings for its
The Harrisburg Herald says-that a canal
boat, belonging to a colored man named Thornton,
took fire at the canal basin on Sunday, and two
persons were very badly burned—Edward Collins,
twenty-one years of age, and George Washington,
the driver, a lad of sever teen, both colored. Col
lins died soon after, and the other viotim was not
expected to live. It is not known how the fire
originated. ‘ r
Bcpbeme Court—Judge Knox.— Habeas -Corjntt.—
The Supremo Court room was adorned yesterday morning
t)y the presence of a number of pretty young women
and some brave-looking men, witnesses in the case of
Dr. Smith, of “ Electric Oil” notoriety.
Mr. Gilpin opened for the relator, by saying he had
been called suddenly into the case, in consequence of
the absence, of Mr. William L. Hirst, and did not per
fectly understand the facts. The case, as he understood
it, wan, that this was a habeas corpus brought by Dr.
Smith, the relator, for tho custody of his two daughters,
aged eleven and three years,who were detained from him
by their mother. On the pleadings, he had a perfect
legal right to their custody, bathe would notrefit the
caso there, but would show that the mother was an Im
proper person to retain them.
John Noble,, sworn—Lives at 513 South Thirteenth
street; Mr. Smith is my nexLdocr neighbor: there Is
no intimacy between ns; he has lived there two
year*: I have known the habits of the mother towards
her children; she bad five children; she was out a
groat deal, leaving the children at home; sometimes she
stayed out late at night, and often came and knocked at
her door late, sometimes with her mother, sometimes
with a little girl; I have had to go down stairs and get
into their house and let her in. '
Cross-examined by Mr. Matkland.—l have noticed
her absence frequently; I don’t know where she went;
I know nothing except as & neighbor; I only had to go
down once to open the house for her; Mrs. Bm!th has
been only once or twice in my house: there has often
been a great knocking to get In; she left the house on
the 23d June last, I believe.
Mrs. H. D. Hathaway, sworn.—l hare some slight
knowledge of Dr. Smith and wife; my acquaintance
commenced with Mrs. Smith in last September, when her
eldest daughter was attending my school, and she used to
talk very badly about her father, the language of the
child was very improper in relation to her father; when
I presented my bill Mrs. Smith told me she could not
pay it, as Mr. Smith did not send her any money : Mr.
Smith paid the bill eventually.
Cross-examined,—The child used to say that her father
was a very bad man, that her mother thought he would
not coma back again, and that her mother did not care
anything about him.
Ann Neill, sworn.—l know Dr. Smith and hia wife;
aJ?? M housekeeper for about’ten months,
at Thirteenth and Anne streets; he was onlv at home
for about four weeks during that time; when he was at
home he was very kind to the children and Mrs. Smith;
Mrs. Smith used to go away in the morning and noi re
turn until ten or eleven o’clock at‘night; she used to
leave the children in my care; there were times when
the children were neglected In consequence of the want
Of a mother’s care; the only fault the Doctor said he
ked against Mra. Smith was her want of cars of the
children; I knew Mrs. Smith to carry a loaded pistol In
her bosom, and she gave it to ma when Mr. Smith came
home, and desired me to hide It; she came to me after
wards, and demanded it of me again; Dr. Smith shot off
the pistol in the yard, and laid it on .the table; in the
evening Mt*. Grootu came la, and threw it Into the sink
Cross-examined.—t once heard Mrs. Smith cry “nmr
der; *’ when I came down stain Mrs. Smith had her. law
full of letters, and Mr. Smith was leaning over her
trying to get them} I pulled the Doctor away by the
shoulders, and that was all occurred; the night the door
was opened by Mr Noble I way sleeping'ln tfcfe back
bed-room wittithAchildren; when I went down stairs
night J found Smith ctaadlnr is the bach
parlor; she was Mode.
know whose letters these were;
Mr. Smilh said they,were his letters; she Raid she
Would give him the letters if he would bam them;
Mrs. Smith also said she would giye him. Aha letter* If
he would read hers alaoln reply.
Rev. John Chambers, sworn.—X know both tbs par
ties, and have had Interviews with them, in feUtlbnto
their fatally difficulties: I visited them «thetr house at
tho request of Dr. Smith; when there I found every dis
position in Mrs., Smith to act her port as a wife, Lid I
left with the hope that all the difficulties Would be set
tled: tho charge made against her by the Doctor was the
neglect of the children, but I wilt way that items utterly
Impossible for her to attend to her «<uUy, aad perform
the secular duties required of hep; the was to tha store
at the corner of Eighth street, at all boom oT the day
and night, through snow and rain and storm, vtrlrtng
more like a common porter than a **»/>; she had been
also left in pecuniary difficulties by the Doctor with notes
to pay and bills to collect, and I have taken letters for
her to the post-office myself at night to save her from
wading through the heavy snows; she complained of his
having given her a blow or slapped her face; she'ad
mitted she hod taken letters out of a trunk, bat it w*e
by direction of a lawyer; these letters were, I belief*,
written by the parties to one another; Mrs. Smith is a
member of my church, and has befla so for three years,
and as far as I know a consistent member. 1
No cross-examination.
George H. Armstrong, sworn.—l was asked Into Dr
Smith’s house by the Dr. lam not certain what the
subject of the conversation was—whether the letters or
the property. I said that the removal of any property
by either of the parties would not subject either of them
to a criminal prosecution. Mrs. Smith, I believe,
asked me If t advised her opening the trunk and taking
out the letters, and I said I hsd not. No cross-exami
Sarah McCarty, sworn.—l heard of the letters. I don»t
know who wrote them. Mrs. Smith brought them into
the room where I was working. I don’t know where
she got them, but I heard of a locksmith. I saw Dr.
Smith strike his eldest daughter on the face. I have
heard Mrs. Smith reprove the child for epeakinr disres
pectfully to her father.
Ebon Meson, sworn.—When I was dork in the store,
Mr. Bwith received all tho money that was taken. There
were three clerks then. I can’t say what the amount of
the sales were. Mr. Smith received tho sales of the re
tail trade.
Susan White, sworn.—This witness's testimony was si
milar to the last, except that Mr*. Smith said that she
had consulted a fortune-teller , and that.she said Doctor
Smuh would drown himself tn less than two gears.
James R. Hunter, sworn.—Proved the payment of
drafts to Mra. Smith, one in June for $lOO. lam con
nected with the United States Trust Company. Mrs.
Smith had a private account with us, which since I went
there amounted to about $4OO. I did not know 31r.
Smith at all.
This closed the testimony for the relator, aod Mr. Gil
pin asked the Court, under the facts of the case proved,
that Doctor Smith is entitled to the custody of the chil
dren. He has a home to give them, and to which home
he iovites bis wife.
The Court asked what testimony was there, that Doc
tor Smith had been denied access to the children.
A. G. Bcwly was called, and testified that he went
with Doctor Bmith and Mr. Rankin to the house to see
tho children, and he could not see them, and after that
the habeas corpus was taken Oat.
Mr. Markland, who with Broom was counsel for Mrs.
Smith, said that the conduct of Dr. Bmlth for several
years was marked by great brutality to his wife: that
he has accused her before her own mother of crimes
degrading to any woman. He, however, crowned all
this disgraceful conduct on the 23d of Jane by sticking
her several times violently, and this was ihe Imme
diate cause of her leaving the house. That he would
show that he was totally unfit to have the care of chil
dren ; that Dr. Smith has been guilty of the grossest in
decency In the presence of his own daughter, a young
firl of 11 years of age, by stripping himself naked before
cr; that he has gone to the stores in the neighbor
hood and cautioned them not to give bis wife eredit In
his absence, and at the some time left no means to sup
port his family. He complains that she neglected the
children, end at the some time insisted that the should
remain* in the store working like a common porter.
Mrs. Smith In the sole inventor of this '‘electricoil.”
and manufactures it herself. She has supported the
family and nbt he She has not denied him access to
thcHo children under proper restrictions, but she feared
ho would take them away altogether from her, as he
hveatened to do.
Sarah Anne Fulton, sworn—ls the mother of Mrs.
Smith. This witness proved several acts of bad treat
ment on the part of tho husband, and testified to her
having had to pay bills for necessaries for the children
of Mr. Smith during his absence.
The case was then adjourned to 10 o’clock this morn
QotMßft s9BBlos3.—Judge Conrad—James D. Fenton
wns charged with a libel on Jacpb Hoop, his brother-in
law. The libel was of such a scandalous character as
not to bear insertion in these columns. The testimony
was conflicting as to the defendant's handwriting. Jury
out. 'Vm. B. Mann, Esq., forthsCommopwealth. W.
B. Rankin, Esq., for defendant.
Acadehv of Music.—The Promenade Concert
was very well attended last night. The vocalists,
whoso excellence is nightly drawing crowded
houses, are pritna donnas and principal tenors in
both Gorman and English opera. The orchestra
is composed of the celebrated Germania Band,
delightful concerts have crowded the
largest halls in the Union.
Sanford's Opera House,—Sanford continues to
attract largo and fashionable audiences by his ex
cellent management. The last production, a bur
lesque on the opera of “La Traviata” and the dra
rnaof “Camillo,” has proved a decided hit. Some
of tho incidents are very ludicrous, the musio is
good, and the burlesquo will prove one of thefcreat
cards of the soason.
Wheatley's Arch Street Theatre—The
very great success of “ Richard III,” on Saturday
evoning, fully warrant* it* repetition this evening.
“ The Toodles,” in which Mr. J. S. Clarke leads,
will be the afterpiece. To-morrow, the new five
act play of “ St. Maro,” written for Mr. Daven
port. will be produced. We recommend the lovers
of musio to attend early, to hear the orchestra, led
by Charles Dodyrorth, perform the overture to
“Nabuca.” Tho celebrated “Anvil Chorus,” and
other fine musio, #11! also be playod.
Walnut Street Theatre.—The juvenile com
pany otase their engagement this evening with
“The Alpine Maid,” singing and dancing,- and
“ CHarocsl Sketches.” Those little Wrens are the
clover?.'t youngsters we have yet seen.
CiißiSTr A Food’s.—lf very crowded houses
be proofs of succ? s, the Minstrels here have emi
nently obtained public favor. The performances
are really first-rate, and have a completeness and
finish almost inimitable.
[from the New York papers, Aug 23. j
An adjourned meeting of members of the Brit
ish German Legion, Somerlw enlisted ia this coun
try for the Crimea, was held last crewing to protest
further against enlistments ixnr going an ben for
the British army in India, to warn their coun
trymen against trusting in English promisee.
Their time was' occupied by spirited addresses from
those who had suffered wrongs which theyjwught
to prevent in future. Homes were eprolledibr the
formation of an association with these ends in jder-
The steamship Vanderbilt reached her . dock at
Southampton at, 6. o’clock on the mbrsinz of the
Uth lost., after being detained two and a half
hours outride the Needles, waiting forks pilot;
and the steamship Atlantic arrived at Liverpool
&bont 1 o’clock on the mornlng of the 32th Inst,
Acwrding to the log of the Vanderbilt, he has
mode the greatest passage on record, heating the
Peraa ft best time by thirty minutes.
Mrs. Cunningham bore with fortitude the an
nouncement that the Surrogate bad derided
against her claim* to be the widow of Harvey Bur
dell, and so entitled to a third of Dr- Burdell’i
estate. She says she was prepared to suffer any
injustice—expected it, indeed. She says she will
contest the matter to the last.
The examination of Lawler, charged with em
be ulement at the St Nicholas Hotel” which it was
expected would have commenced yesterday, before
either Justice. Davison or Elsadreau, did sot take
place. On Bnndar night he was released from eu- :
tody, on giving $5,000 bail for hia appearance at
the Court of General Sessions, to take his trial,
when indicted by the grand jury. His relative,
Kiehard Bulger, Ksq., of Albany, became Ms ball/
It is said that his counsel will' make an effort to,
Imre the case re-opened for magisterial investiga/’
tion, Lawler and his friends being confident that
he can establish his innocence.
Mortimer Livingston, Esq., of this, city, died
yesterday, suddenly, at his summer rtticunce, on
Staten Island, in the 53d year of his age. '
As the recognised chief of one of the oldest and most
respectable families of the State, Mr. Livingston
exerted a considerable influence in private, while
bis effioient services and his pecuniary contribu
tions to the Democratic eause, made hist a of
mark in that party, although he had no political
ambition of hia own to gratify, and no man did
more than he, in a quiqt way, towards the election
of the actual President of the United States.
A boy about sixteen years of age, named Henry
Preudrell Beebs, No. 117 Nassau street, while
walking on the roof of the building of that num
ber, yesterday afternoon at 12i o’clock, aecidenb*.
ally fell over and struck head-foremost upon th*•
tinned dome that supports the plate-glass sky light, -
some thirty or forty feet below, which broke hie
left thigh and right wrist, crushed In his skull,tad '
of course died immediately after.
Coroner Hills held an inquest yesterday, at 2138
West Thirty-second street, upon the body of a -
young married woman, named Harriet Norton, who
committed suicide by taking laudanum. Deceased, '
it appeared, vu partially insane in con equence
of some domestic difficulties. She had been mar- -*
tied twice, and had lately lost both of her daugh
ters. The doath of her children brought about a
lowness of spirits, resulting in her determination to
commit suicide. This she effected by means of
laudanum, which she procured at a neighboring
drugstore. Verdict, “death by-suicide.” De
ceased was twenty-three years of age. and w &
native of this city.
On Sunday morning, about six o’clock, Mr. John
Cardan was drowned, while bathing opposite the
Pavilion Hotel, Roekaway. Ho left the city on .
Saturday evening, for the purpose of spending Sub
day at that place. Deceased was thirty-five yean -
of age, and unmarried. He lived at No. 36 Pitt
street, New Totk, and owned a machine-shop in *
Attornoy street. Ho was a carpenter by trade.
His brother James, and two Bistort, were on the
beach at the time he was drowned. ‘
Mrs. Cunningham has transferred, we under- ,
stand, to her present counsel, Mr. Stafford, all hat
property, including a very considerable 0 f
real estate in Bergen county, New Jersey. The
deed has been executed since her imprisonment
upon the criminal charge Of producing ihe “boras
Burdellbaby.” If this fact be trnefihe' will b*
prevented from appealing from the Surrogate’s de
cision by want of funds, as no lawyer can be ra-_.
tionally expected to work for her without eoapen- -
There were many rumors of failures this morn
ing, and much excitement prevailed in the busi- 4
ness parts of the city. Among those known to 1
have failed this morning is* John Thompson, the ’
celebrated broker. Two or three other substantial'
houses have failed in/and the pressure has created
quite a panic in Wall street ' - 7^^
In the matter of the Ohio Life and Trust Com
pany, before the Supreme Court, this morning, ■
Judge Peabody grouted fourteen attachments
against the Ohio Life and Trask Company.' The
sheriff has taken possession of the office is this
city. The following ia a list of the plaintijfrin
each action, and the amount of the indebtedness
of the Trust Company to each is set oppecite their
Ocean Bank -
American Exchange Bank -
Phoenix Bank -
Corn Exchange Bank
Rufus L. Lora -
Mercantile Bank
| J»mes Robb. Phcenix N. Wood, Thos C.
Hallett, J. Hamilton, Wilson, aarf
Charles P. Wilson ....
Felix Ingoldsby, David C. Halstead. ■ • ■
Franeis P. Cantiffe, E M Ingoldsby, ' . ;
and Addison B. Smith - SI6.S
Bank of America • ... .
.James H. Stebbins, and John Blood- ~ “ "
good, Jr. - . . ... 2Q,OOf.Gd '
Charles Abernethy, Henry Collins, Jta.
Salliran, and Herman L- White.
Edw. Prime, Hath. Prime, and £dv.
.Prime, Jr. -
Bonn, Brothers & Co.
Alexander. Dennistona, and others
sms. cimNwtfHiMr AJiD rs* kvMMfc' --
6ATK. “ -
{Fran thfi New Tcrk 3>siiy Times, Avgust ;
Mm. Cunningham was not apprised of the debt
don. of the Surrogate in her east till about three
o’clock yesterday afternoon, when Gov. PiaekatT -
gave her the Information. She immediately
tained, a copy of the Evening Times, tt4 -
read .the ' enure decision with intense
One of our reporters called upon her, and wa* -
ushered into her cell by the matron of the Tomb*,
Jest after she had : finished^!ts perusal. She ex
cUsed herself from rising, saying that she was '
still Tenr weak and unable to support herself
She smiled very pleasantly, however, and with *
an affable bow pointed w> a chair upon which"
she requested our reporter to seat himself
As has been Mrs. Cunningham’s habit since the
death of Dr. Bnrdell, she was attired in deep
mourning. Then was nothing in her looks «
manner indicating that the decision of the Surro
gate had affected her in the slightest degree. She
expressed her viewß touching the decision, and
spoke of what she proposed todo, with t-nnlnaw
in a business-like manner. Tears glistened in her -
eyes a moment when alluding to her daughter Au
gusta, hut she quickly brushed them away, and
again became as cool atitj unimpassiontd as marble,
and so continued till the close of the interview.
The following is the substance of her remarks: / •
The decision of the Surrogate as adverse-to her*' 1
self did not surprise her in the slightest. She
would not say she had anticipated that the deci
sion would be what it was exactly, but she was pre
pared for it, even in its present phase. Although
she believed the Surrogate to bo ene of the mout
honorable and upright men in the world, she did
not think that he was proof against outride influ
ence. She did not believe that it was possible for
any one to do so. Outside and very unfair -
ones, too, had been brought to bear upon the mind
of the Surrogate. Brer since the commencement
of the examination, he had been haunted
heirs of Dr. Bnrdell. They had sneaked abouthia
office since the end of the examination, pouring all
sorts of imaginable things in his cars. Henad
been informed that Mr. Hall, the District Attorney,
had recently had two or three interviews with him,
and it was easy to guess the subject and object of
these interviews. Mr. Hall washer bitter enemy ;
he prosecuted her virulently in the outset,'and so
was boiling over with virulence still. On her'own V
part, neither herself for her counsel had employed
otherwise than perfectly honorable means. The
case for her was prosecuted in doe. legal form, and
then left for the decision to be givei. They had
not sneaked into the Surrogate's office or tried to
influence his decision in any war.
As the deobioa stood, Mrs- u. says'she felt her
self disgraced. It heaped disgrace upon herself
and her children. It branded Augusta as a per
jurer, and yet'a purer, more noble, and truthful
girl did not lire. She could not bear the thought
of it.
Mrs. Cunningham here paused a moment, her
eyes filling with tears, but she quiokly rallied and
continued to speak. The decision she pronounced
uqjast. She knew the law upon the subject,
should appeal from it to another court. She oould
litigate as long as her enemies, and would not back
down. The dcelsion only related to the personal
property of Dr. Burdell, and was but a small mat
ter when viewed as touching the entire property of
the deceased; It was not Tor the property, how
ever, that she cared-—she would not give* figforlfcf
aU—strove to maintain her honor. She was
married to Dr. Burdell, and she determined to ho
acknowledged as his wife—his lawful wife—for
such she was, before she let the present contest
drop. As for the possession of tho property, Dr-
Burdell would have made a will in her ihvor be
fore she married him if she had said the word. She
did not say the word, however, either before or after
her marriage, ud so it happenod that he died In
testate. As the case stands, she has the utmost
confidence in tfie final triumph of justice. When
justUe does triumph, it will show to the world that
she ha* been a greatly injured woman.
Allusion being made by the reporter to the fact
that if Mrs. Cunningham would submit ta ihe pre
sent decision no further action would probably be
taken upon the charge now pending against her,
(tho bogus baby charge,) Mrs. C. said she did not
wish to talk about that. She said, however, that
she should insist upon a thorough examination of
the case, as thereby only could she prove her com
plete innocence.
A misapprehension prevails respecting Mrs. Cun
ningham a present position as a criminal. It is
supposed by many that now the decision of the
Surrogate has destroyed her claim to a portion of
Dr. Burdell’*property, she must beat once released
from prison, as she has committed no legal offence
in the procurement of the bogus baby. Snob, how
ever, is not the case. The judgment of the Surro
gate’* Court does not affect the movements of the
Court of Sessions The District Attorney will carry
the charges of felony before the grand jury, and u
indioted by that body she will undergo a*trial be
fore & petit jury. Should she be acquitted on that
charge, she will be liable, together with her daugh
ter Augusta, to an indictment for perjury, she
made an affidavit that she was married to Dr. But
dell, and Augusta swore that she was present at the
The girl* Augusta, Helen, and Georgians are not
staying with their aunt in Lexington avenue. On
removing from Bond street, they repaired to a
house provided for them, In Twenty-third street.
They naturally desire privacy, and are anxious that
the exaot locality should not be indicated by tho
The Missewri Election.
The Republican of Saturday last says : “ Iho
telegraph adds only one county official to onr re
turns—that of Barton county, which is embraced
in our table. It makes a difference against Stew
art, according to cur previous figures, of 13; and,
according tore® DmeeraP* table, of 32 against
RoUins. Stewart’s present majority is /<*, and
Donkin and Biplcy to hear from; and the ooun-
Uei of Adair, remuoot, Nodaway, and Pulaski, ta
1 hear from officially.”
The St. Louis Democrat, of the same date, says
it h*s “offioial returns from 103 eounties, with re
ported majorities from the other six, and the vota,
if cor returns shall prove correct, stands; Bellini,
48,004; Stewart, 48,893; or a majority of 6 for
Rollins, and aU tho counties in the State heard
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