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IaLEVER 'WARE.— • ' - -
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A large suisortinont of OMAR WARN, of every de•
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haifentandadiltroughOut the whole,United Oates, and
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Kingsford hen beenengaged laths inamfaeture of
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-NO. 109.
Clje 3resof
K. C. D.
Lotyloti ,Gazelle; . which officially chro
nicleitaß honors bestseetl by British Royalty—
tiy,:l•erAA3ALitEnsTorr-annolinees that
'Sir 4Onti - , Is AVnittglE has been " elevated" .to
the_dighity.:of G. G. B.; that Generals HAVE
totlic and WaLsos have also been gc elevated "
tolliO honor of K. C. B. ; and that had Generals
NEILL and biumotson survived, "the dignity
'of K. C. B. would have been conferred upon
, „
The magic initials, G. C. IL, denote
„Knight. Grand Cross of tho Order of the Bath.
K. C. B. indicates Knight Companion of the
same order. Each possossor of these « digni
ties ,/ is entitled to the' aristocratical cc Sir,"
'ailiatne handle to'his name, and his wife may
bo' called «My Lady." Thus, instead of
plain General and Mrs. llavacoort, no are now
tU have Sir linsnsf and Lady HaViLoolt.
Beyond ~ t his; lip honor, .no advantage Aillak
ever accrues to any G. C. or IC. G. 13. In
• variona parti of Continental t oropaa.peAsio4
Alvin% adeentp/Mles ' , the digeilty I ;The older
placed the Legion of lionor. Upon
tharthettn,g t •Lio thatelevidikin to ono of its
fiiiiiiisiei t arre&Wilti it a certain` income,
,OtZlretitihifs•ifilt o)).tlifieiliii:ts to maintain
:6)= - 0024;1141rstOotic, after. ten victories; won
under circumstances of renit.rkablo dittichity,
atlastobtafitod the notice of the Britiih Minis
trj: Lord Psmittin; (the War Minister who
took - We - Of liis 'own nephew, young DoVintu
, , . -
.telegraphing to the Crimean General,
=c remember, boirs,") did, himself, ei remem
ber" Ittr . stoeg,mild . actually conferred upon
hima , good-service pension of ono hundred
pounds per annum,—being at the cheap rate
of ion pounds a year for each of the ten vic
tories: And is "this the = measure of British
gratitude for eminent services? Is this all
that England can do for ono of her greatest
, heroes?, Tun pounds a=piece for ton victories,
and, whOn the relief of Lucknow, with a hand
ful of gallant men • against a horde of savage
Sepoys, is - added to the catalogue; Queen
Tiormirs gazettes herself as ig graciously
pleased- to elevate General ItArrmoos to the
dignity of K. C. B."
Truly such compliments as those, whore the
More "dignity" has to support itself, may well
be called the cheap defence of nations. HAVE-
Loos has .writ his name imperishably on the
Anglo:lndian annals; he will be membered
and I , Ltrims, and posterity will care very little
tsiknow whether he bad a title or not. But,
in'the British service, where titles and "dig
nities," badges and grand crosses, are mightily
regarderl;:dharo' is poor .encouragement for
vaulting,_ ambition in the fact that, for ten
victories,which averted ruin from India, 'lva-
LOCIEIa sole reward was a pension of something
-less then live shillings a day, and that for the
relief of Lucknow the "dignity" of.K. C. B.
was added. But a country which allows, in pen
ile)" And places, $300,000 per annum to Prince
Anntii, Made him Field Marshal at the ago of
20, iod'gives him "dignity" as a Royal High
net*, and Pritice Consort, probably cannot
iligrd to componsaio.Sir IrENET ITAysLoox in
a suitable manner. =
Alive need say isi that it was far different
In previous epochs of British history. Joust
Omnamiti, for his military services, was Elle
'GOAlly advanced, from a cornetcy in the
GUards to the Dukedom of Marlborough, with
the princely °she and palace of Blenheim
to himself and heirs, with an hereditary pen
sion of £5,000 out of the Post Olilco revenue;
all of which solid rewards his descendants
enfoy-Io •
like griditioiis, became Duke of Wellington,
- with the national gift of £500,000 to buy au
estate, and pensions and salaries of about
..M,OOO a year, until the close of his pro
longed career. For the single battle of Tala
vera, he was created baron and visconnt, with
a life-pension of £2,000. This one victory
scarcely did equal HAVELOCK'S ten—though
Ilaviiecw.has only got one hundred pounds a
year. In - the war with NAPOLEON, not Wa.-
"LiNGTON alonewas elevated ; BERESP ORD, HILL,
others, received peerages and pensions, though
few had done the good service which HAVE
LOCK was able to perform. Had he fought
under NAPOLEON, he would have been a
prince and marshal of the Empire, before ho
had distinguished himself even half as much
as now.
tven we ourselves, though we have no ti
tles to bestow, no grand crosses to exhibit,
and q wholesome dislike of directly wasting
the public money--:.even we created the higher
rank of Lieutenant-General to honor Wisrimn
SCOTT, and have allowed him t e arrears of
buck pay front the time of his winning the
This last great deed—the relict' of Luck
now—which has added so much glory to Bri
tish'arms, would not havo been performed by
HAVELOCK, but for the chivalric feeling of
General OUTILAM, who was sent from ealcut
ta, by stupid Lord CANNING, actually:to su
persede the man who already had dono so
much. Sir JAMES OUTRAN lucidly happened
to be a civil as well as a military officer of In
dia. He issued a , General Order, ou the
lfith of September, which ie worthy of the
olden days of chivalry. He said:
"The important duty of relieving the garrison of
Lucknow hail been first entrusted to ltiajor•Gene
ral Havelock, 0. 8., and Major-General Outram
feels it is his duty to this distinguished officer, and
the strenuous and noble exertions which he has
already made to effect •that object, that to him
should accrue the honor of the achievement. Ala
jor-Genoral Outram is confident that thereat
end for which General Havelock cud his brave
Mops have so long and so gloriously fought, will
now, under the blessing of Providence, be :MCORP
plishod, Tho Major-General, therefore, in grati
tude for and admiration of the brilliant deeds of
arms achieved by General Havelock and his gal
lant troops, will cheerfully waive his rank on the
occasion, and accompany th. farce to Dictum
in his civil capacity, as War, Commissioner of
OUlk, and tendertnr his military services so
General;Hauchirk "4 rolienteer.
"On the relief of Lucknow, the Major-General
will reams his position at the head of the forces."
IrAvnLoox, on the same day,, gratefully
made OUTEAIeti " kind and generous determi
nation " known to Lie troops. Nine days after
that date, , the intrencbwl Residency at Luck_
now was relieved and its long-imprisoned gar
risen /saved. Sir JA)IEB OUTEAM fought , 61111•
ply as a - voltinteer, heading one of the most
m1=1451111 charges, - and receiving a wound in
the attach'. = Between HAVELOCK and OUTRATI
there was, on this occasion, such an honorable
competition as might bay° boon expected,
under like circumstances, from Constable
Bottaamt and the gallant Ittymtn, his contem
porary mid countryman. Such conduct as
that of General Omuta' beggars all praise.
- It is impossible that IlAvntocK can bo put
.off with a paltry XlOO per annum, as a t; good
conduct pcnsion," and such a paltry "dignity"
as the Grand Cross of tho Bath. ' What, to
. such a man, is the barren title of Knighthood,
and the tinsel decoration of a military.‘ order"
embroiderod. on his coat. We need not now
discuss the morale of holding out. rank and
wealth as inducements to tho army and navy
Of any country; but while England does hold
out such baits for distinction, she will bo false
to' herself if in the distribution, EttvEtoon
and OUTEAIt he not well remembered.
Sir HENCE HAVELOCK, it Is known, is a man
who, after forty years' . military service, in
which he had to purchase almost every step"
of rank, was only recently made Brigadier.
Genoial—tlici lowest of four grades of Gene_
ral'a rank in England. For the last thirty.
years, be boatmen known and employed as an
excellent officer. Why, then, did ho not ear.
Rer obtain high military rankl ifo was a
soldier of fortune in ono sense only, never
having been a rich man, and could only pur
chase his way tip by slow degrees, as ho was
able to save the money. Re was wholly un
connected with the nobility ; be bad no aris
tocratical connections to push him forward;
above all,,he did nut possess an uncle, liko
Lord Fartmean, to telegraph, from London to
the 'seat of war, , "Remember llavenosur I"
is simply an able, earnest, bravo man, who
had to fight his way to distinction, and, even
now, whorl lie has won as much popular regard
as ever Was obtained, or_ desorved, by Maim
notional? or WELLINOTON, tho British Govern.
- went stingily, and tardily doles out the na
tional tribute of reward and honor. -
`2l . ,be Wretched rule is—every thing for the
laltito6rany, and as little as possible for tho
' O 9SOEV/ag. Need , we ',wonder that England
to eo: - rabidly .cleclhaing Into a second•elass
Tho following is a copy of the bill in equity
tiled in the Circuit Court of the United States,
on Wednesday last, by I:harm PORREBT, Esq.,
praying for an injunction to restrain Virtr, l
LIAM IViIEATLEY, Eaq., Lossee or Arch Street
Theatre, from performing at his Theatre the
play of " Jdek Cade :"
To the Honorable the Judges oleic Circuit Court
of the United States for the Eastern District
of Pennsylvania:
Edwin Forrest, of the city of Philadolphia, and a
citizen of the State of Pennsylvania, brings this,
his Bill of Complaint, against William Wheatley,
of the city of Philadelphia,.and citizen of the State
of Pennsylvania.
And thereupon your orator complains and says :
That your orator, tho said Edwin Forrest, is, by
profession, an actor and dramatic. performer, and
from time to time, In pursuance of the duties of
said profession, is engaged in the public perform
ance and representation of dramatic composi
commonly called plays.
That In Or about the Year 18:15,1tobortt Conrad,
of the city of Philadelphia, wrote and coinposed
Certain, play or dramatic composition, . entitled
"Tho Noble Yeoman," which play, after failing to
receive the approbation of the public before whom
it wan produced and performed for a brief period
WY, was finally withdrawn from the stage at the
instance of tho author, who pronounced the same,
'owing to the haste with which it was;writteni am
produoticiwun fit foe further piddle representation: ,
That -plity . remained , marrinieript, never
having boonprinfad, publbdic4 liorii , righti34;by:,
said 90 11 / 1 4/' ti,/ 0 : 40 1 1 X 0 r.- 0 ' 064 • or
other Porti4e,PpriionClotAlie?boietit of the stid
, Coritadiltithlabohiplatriarit'le Informed and verily
,bblloVeUrtliatAM'ilaid Conrad' Withdrew tho cold
play froin the Stagg' ef'ste aboro Mentioned, in order,
as tlits WOMplaintifit ihalieres, that the said manu
script 'might superessed, orperhapa destroyed,
and the public mirittillrexted of all knowledge and
recollection id relation Mont°. •.
And l our orator further represents that from the
'Nate' , OF
the Withdrarrittuf %ha said , Pley,'entitled
"%a Noble Yeomen," up to the filing 'of this bill
no public representation or perfOrinineo of the said
play has at any tints taken place, in the oily of
Philadelphia or elsewhere, owing to the feet, no
doltbt, that the said play does not and has not exist
ad from the date of its said withdrawal from the
stage, the objector the said Conrad ih so withdraw
ing the said tilay having been tho suppression and
destruotioh of the same.
. .
And yolth otator Maher represents unto your
honors, that iu the beginning of the year 1841, or
about that time, and come several years after the
withdrawal and suppression of the said play herein
before mentioned, as entitled The Noble Yeo
man," the said Robert T. Conrad, at his own soli
citation, induced the said complainant, for the
pecuniary consideration hereinafter mentioned, to
engage the services of said Conrad to write and
compose for complainant a certain play or dra
matte composition to be founded on Cade's rebel
lion, and the Incidents connected therewith as ro
tated in English history, such play or dramatic
production, if approved by the complainant, upon
tho payment by him to the said Conrad of the sum
of $l,OOO, was to beanie the absolute property of
complainant, for the purposes of representation,
or otherwise, as ho might doom proper, the said
Conrad muter no circumstances to reserve any
right or interest whatever in the said play upon
the delivery of the manuscript to this complainant,
and the payment by the latter of the $l,OOO, as
above mentioned.
And your orator further says that the said Con
rad, having consented to write the said play upon
the terms and conditions above mentioned, com
menced the composition thereof, and from time to
time, as the play progressed towards completion,
submitted the manuscript sheets to this complain
ant for his approval and supervihion, accompanied
with urgent requests by the mild Conrad to the
complainant, to alter, amend, add to, or erase the
said composition, in what respect stover this com
plainant might deem such alterations, amend
ments, additions, or erasures essential to the
merits of the play, with a view to its favorable
seeeptance and successful representation before
the public.
And you orator says that in seine Marinas
these requests were contained in letters addressed
to the complainant, copies of which letters, or such
parts thereof as may be material to this cause, aro
annexed hereto, marked A. tt. 8., and prayed by
the complainant to he taken as part of this, hie
And your orator further shows that in compli ,
anoe with the frequent end urgent requests of the
said Conrad, lie made many valuable .04,13 rations
and amendments in the composition of the said
play, involving important suggestions in the
arrangements of the parts, the assignment and
disposition of the characters, the stage business
and properties of the play, technically so called ;
and, in fact, in every particular essential to fit and
prepare a dramatic composition for the stage, did
this complainant extend his assistance, knowledge,
and experience as a performer and actor, to the
said Conrad, while engaged in the composition of
the said play
And your orator represents that the original
manuscript of the said play, now in his possession,
where it has remained over slam it was handed to
him by the said Conrad, bears upon its pages ample
proof of the many alterations and amendments
se ... waled byte complainant to the said Cimfra t.
e t at 15141 3- 3117ii l l a gicit j 'ait l e - 117;i7lra 'id amend
ments appear in the proper hand writing of this
complainant on the pages of said manusoript, some
times in interlitioations and otherwise, as will
fully appear by an inspection of the said manu
script, of which, from its voluminous character,
the complainant has not annexed a copy to this,
his bill, but will produce the same on the bearing
of this cause,- and in the meauthuo invites the re
spondent, or his counsel of record, to an inspection
of the same.
Aua your orator further says that the said play,
having been completed with the alterations and
amendments as above mentioned, was handed over
by the said Conrad, in pursuance of tho said agree
ment and understanding, to the complainant, In
whose bands the original manuscript, in the proper
handwriting of tho author, now remains, and has
so remained ever einoo such delivery to him.
The oomplagnant, relying swot) , upon the good faith
and uponleti friendship between himself - and the
said Conrad, which he had been induced to believe
would ever exist between them, did not exaot from
him any formal instrument of writing evidencing
the title and transfer of the said play, but deemed
the mere delivery and his possession of the origi
nal manuscript the only thing necessary to estab-
Bah his ownership in the play, and secure him a
full and perfect title to the same.
And your orator further sayv, that shortly after
such delivery to him of the gala play, ho paid to
the said Conrad, in three several payments,. the
stun of $l,OOO, being tho amount agreed to be given
to the said Conrad as a eonoensation for his ser
vices in the composition of the said play,
whereby the sante boom° this absolute, and
exclusive property of the complainant, to which
he has never, at any time, or In any way
or manner, by sale, transfer, or otherwise,
disposed of or relinvished his right of own
ership. This play, in oontradistinetion to the
one formerly written by the said Conrad, and
which was withdrawn from the stage and sup
pressed, as herein before mentioned, was entitled
by the author " Aylmer°, or the Bondmon of
Kent," but more recentlyut boon known by the
name of "Jack Cade"simply, fins
latter title
one adopted by the complainant, and by which the
said play is at present popularly known and re
And your orator further represents, that having,
as aforesaid, acquired the ownership of said play,
he introduced the first performance thereof before
the public of the city of New York towards the
latter part of the month of May, 1811, and from that
period down to the present has from time to time
performed in the said play, in nil the
ties of the United States, as well as n Great Bri
tain. And complainant says that ho has not at
any time eignified hie intention to discontinue the
performance and representation of the said play,
nor deco he contemplate the same ; on the contra
ry, he has industriously endeavored to protect his
exclusive ownership in the said play from infringe.
Inca and 'violation, and with a view to seek pro
tection, obtained, in duo form of law, the acting
right of the said play, as is hereinafter fully set
And your orator further represents ' that in:addi
tion to his ownership in the said play , duly acquired
by purchase and transfer, he hoe estabilshod for
the same, by his representation and performance
of the principal character in the coot of said play,
a wide reputation, duo solely to hie individual
efforts us ftn actor and dramatic performer, which
has greatly increased the worth of the said play as
a histrioslo production.
Add complainant represents, that the additional
value so imparted by him to the said play iytt teat
tar of groat moment to him, constituting what may
with some degree of propriety bo termed the fame
or good-teiit of the play, engrafting upon it a new
feature, in no manner attributable to the author,
but a feature of value acquired after the play loft
the hands of the author and became the solo pp
porty of the complainant. Anti your orator main-
Wine that the reputation of splay established and
acquired In the manner above mentioned, forms an
important valuable species of right and property,
which a court of equity will recognise and pro
toot. And that all orodit in this behalf is due ex
olueively to the complainant, belays, with reference
to the play in question, that the said Conrad, In
several letters, addressed by him to the complain
ant on the occasion of the first production of 'Jack
Cade," before the public of the oily of New York,
conceder, In language of the most explicit char
actor, that the only hope of success for the said
play, was entirely dependant upon the efforts of
the complainant; that "should it (to use the au
thor's own 'engem)) fall, It is because the piece
Itself to deficient , ' thereby making a distinction
between the literary and dramatic Diorite of a play,
attributing the former to the author, and the latter
to the drtunatio performer. The complainant an
nexed hereto copies of each lettere, or such parte
thereof as may be material to this cause, marked
C. and D., which be prayamay be taken as a part
of this, his bill.
And your orator further show unto your honors,
that on the 18th day of August, 1886, au act of
Congress, entitled " .An net supplemental to an
apt, entitled an act to amend the several acts re
epacting copyrights, approved February third,
eighteen hundred and thirty-ono," was approved
a copy of which act is hereunto annexed, marked
ti E.
And your orator says, that shortly after the date
of the passage of the said Rot of Congress, being
still the sole owner and proprietor of the emit play,
namely on the 6th November, 1856, ho availed
h i mself . ' of the benefits conferred by the said act
upon the author or " proprietor" of a dramatic
composition, by procuring a copyright of the said
play of "Jack (hula," at the same time filing in
the aloe of the Clerk of the District Court for the
Eastern Distriet of Pennsylvania a copy of the
title-page of said play, and in all other respects
complying with the requisitions of the acts of Con
grout rn such eased made and provided.
And your orator says, that by virtue of his said
copyright he obtained, in addition to the usual
rights and privileges conferred by copyright," the
Bede right also to act, perform, or represent" the
said play, "or cause it to be noted, performed, or
represented on any stage or militia place," the in
teutielt the Mild act being te confer upon authors
• : .-..:,..,..! ' • -,•.,
or proprietors of plays, as the Oa* , . litho, not
only the copyright, but the ocarrivit lof drn•
motto compositions.
..,". if , ..,,'. , .'
And your orator shows unto yog btpers, that
the said William Wheatley is the,,eo,ll elide° of a
certain play-house, or theatre, Intt , It'atreet,
above -Sixth, in the city of Philt4 Idsfak,bitving
under his exclusive patronage, mat , layid Man
agement, a dramatio company,- or, *.ppiation of
players engaged, nightly, in the repl i ttation or
performance of plays, and other' atio cow
positions; that, on Saturday 'eve ,;,; October
' 10th, 1857, the said William 'Whoa et erilirmed
and represented before the public ~ bk ' . O pity of
' Philadelphia, at the said theatre, by,Wilthiembers
I of the said dratnatio company, so;AllitlefOresaid,
under his exclusive patronage, controVend man
' &gement, your orator's said play of "rirkdk Cade,"
which the said Wheatley had PreltAtalY an
' nounoed in various forms of advert, by
I newspapers and placards, in some Maielb the
announcement read as follows: "Plr&firilght by
the great Star Company, 4(.3 - edge Colt 's cele
brated tragic iddy, entitled Jack Catleo,.' , '
And your orator says, that a uumbet , erform
anew, makipg, in all eleven represorttittsuP to
the Sling of this bill, have bean hail ,voe said
play, at the said theatre, by the drasuag, • /PyanY,
so, cc above Mentioned,. undek the 00)C, t roan°,
control, and management . of Alio sahib' , tley.
And your orator complaine, ~'sio per
formed by the maid Wheatdbyabythalal , al.PallY,
in _his behalf, 'Jot thd-Identicalz.-Vit -a •II .." 3
b`finetl by-the" said...4obert4,ll3o _ • ~ ii, your
oratO,Tillna for withih-Yotir eratorribab A , A fall
itndavAudlOvousidotolon, 4( 0 11 - y44f b , In the
forhanlnkpages or tibia,b(ll4baingithe-44 din its
hingUitge, , parts; , ecenes, propertlee,.o*; karma;
tent, and in every other respect, as I.lOtiftqator'a
said play of "Jack Cade:" „ ~."..c,.;op,
'Auld year orator further repretleister,* claim°.
diately after he bad learned of the-, - lon' of
theamd Wheatley to represent his - , att , ay,. he
addressed him a letter on this subject;-de lag his
hls' make such'represenfa Mb and
,eatitionitig hint to doslst front the ,oe Won of
lirld • act In direct violation of the right&-; , !uwner-
Ship - of yoili orator in the said ); s lay ; of
which is hereto anuexed, "F," - and 0 the
complainant to be taken as part of this bi)i. ' And,
althougifyoUr orafor thUs gave dim within of his
ownerahipin the said Play, and, oonampermtly,'of
his exclusive noting-right in the genie, yettla Said
Wheatley disregarded the remonetrances bialoau
lion of your orator, slid publicly perfortied and
represented, in the dimmer herein above aid forth,
your orator's said play of "Jack Catle.l',. And
your orator verily bbilevea, and so oliargiis,:that
the said IVbeatley, Unless restrained noel Cujoined
by the duo process of this court, will continuo to
repeat, in future, such representations mid per
formances of your orator's soh( play, to the groat
damage of your orator and his said rights f ,tu the
And your orator says that sometimes the defend
nnt pretends that this said play, entitlesf".Jack
Code," is not the properly of the complain t, did
claims to'auroral the same under a right atquired
prior I. that of yonitomplatimant—nanielyidit the
year 1835, when the play entitled "The, Noble
Teoluan" 11 , 88 first produced before the plahlio;
ailerons the complainant charges that the add play
of "The Noble Yeoman" ha nut at present Ia ex
istence, as lie verily believes, having been with- .
drawn from the stago by the author shortly after
its first performance, us horoinbefore stated? -And
further, complainant charges that the play of
"The Noble Veoinaaa" was an ontirely different day
from that of 1811, now possessed by the emnplain
ant, and that any rights acquired under the former
play, if there be such in fact, can in no nista affect
the ownership of the play of MI.
And the said defendant also pretends that he
has acquired a right to perfortu and reproaent the
play of 1811 from the author thereof, the said Ro
bert T. Conrad ; whereas the complainant charges
that the said Conrail, nt the thee of obtaining tho
said alleged right, was not the owner di said play,
having parted with the ownership thereof to the
complainant years before, and could confer no such
right as pretended by the said defendant.
Aid the said defendant, at other thaws, pretends
that be has acquired a license to perform. your ora
tor's Said play of Jack Cede, by virtue of a certain
print or publication, entitled " Aylinere, or the
Bondieen of Kent, and Other Poems," issued by
certain publication firm of E, 11. Bettor A Co ,
of the city of Philadelphia, in the year -1851 ,•
whereas your orator denies the right of the said
defendant to perform and represent your oratues
said play by virtue of such publication, because ho
says that the alleged copyright, if such there be,
was obtained in fraud and in violation of your
orator's right of ownership in the said play, and
can confer no right or licenso such as is pretended
by tho defendant. And your orator says that at
the time, and prior to the alleged copyright he
was the sole owner and proprietor of the said PllkVi
never having disposed of the same to the mild' 11,
If. Butler A. Co., so as to enable them to oblate
such copyright ; nor slid he at any time relinquish
his ownership in the said play, or in any way die
pose of the sauce, or grant the privilege of pu blics;
tion to the slid B. 11. Butler Co., or to any other
person or persons. And your orator further slim
that if it be pretended by tho defendant that Pe
11. Butler & Co. obtained the said alleged copy,..
right, by purchase or otherwise, from any person.
or persons other than your orator, then your orator
charges that ouch copyright wean obtained infrag
and violation of the rights of ownorahip of
()rater in the said play • and if it'
Wilt ter: s l the
said play at the instant° and fur the enetit of the
said Robert T. Conrad, acting as the publishers
of the latter merely, your orator in liko manner
denies the right thus set up and pretended, because
tho said Conrad was not the owner of said play at
the date of such alleged copyright;having years
before parted with his entire ownership therein to
your orator, as fully.set forth in the preceding
pages of this bill.
And your orator, further denying tho right of
the said Conrad to authorise the said publioaliun
by E. li. Butler ,t Co., says, that 801110 time prior
to the said publication by E. 11. Bettor & Co., ho
received a letter from the said Conrad t asking his
consent and permission to the publication of your
orator's saidplay of "Jack Cade," of which the
following, so far as the same is material to this
inquiry, is an exact copy, namely :
" CUSTOS" /1011811.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18,1850 ,
" MY DP:An FORREST : I have been persuaded
to publish my poems. I propose doing 80 in the
style of Longfollow's—u largo and handsome
voltno. " Jack Casio" would be of great Import
tanoe to me, in making up the collection, and
would enable ma to obtain a much larger pries
from the bookseller. So ninny years Intro elapsed
since its production, that I hare supposed you
would have no objection to its publication, It I
am mistaken in tide, will you let me know? I will
illustrate tho volume with fine engravings, and
would want ono of you. It will require many
months to proper.) ouch a volume for publication.
"Very truly your friend,
"E. Forrest, Esq. " "11. T. Cannel , ."
And your orator says that, ho refused the requeXt
of the said Conrail to publish the said play in tho
manner proposed in the letter of the said Conrad,
or in any other Manner whatever.
And the add defendant also pretends to claim
the noting-right of said play, by virtue of the said
publication of E. H. Butler A Co ; 'whereas your
orator charges that no such right has in any man
ner accrued to him in that behalf, or could have
accrued to him under a publication obtained in
frond of your orator's said rights of ownership, as
heroin above alleged; that the miling-right Di said
play is an incident of its ownership, and a right of
which no stranger to the play can in any way avail
himself; that your orator, having had a completo
right anal title to the play, from the date of its
panelist-so and delivery to him, was the only porson
entitled to obtain an aeting-right for the same,
which he in due manner obtained, under the act
of Congress of the 18th August, 1850, as hereinbo
fore ad forth.
And the said defendant also pretends that your
orator's said play . of,fatik Cads has been performed
heretofore by various dramatic performers beside
the complainant, thereby deducing a right to pe
form the said play, boned upon the wrongful /111 , ',-
unjustifiable nets of the said dramatic performers,
whereas your orator denies such an inference
right as that sot up by the defendant and derived
in the manner above pretended ; and he B11,1)1111113
that an occasional infringement or violation of his
right of exclusive representation of tho said play,
by poisons beyond his reach or without his know
ledge, eon in no wise abridge your orator's privi
legen nr deprive hint of his right of ownership in
the said play, or the solo right to the performance
and representation of the same. The defendant
cannot derive a valid right from the unauthorized
nets of wrong-doer.
And your orator maintains and so submits to
your honors, as principles of law applicable to thin
cause, that the author of a play, after having dis
posed of his entire interest therein by sale and
transfer, white the same yet remained in manu
script, not copyrighted at the date of such disrto
olden, and received a full and valuable considera
tion therefor, cannot thereafter oxorobto any right
of ownership over the said play, re-sett or trans
fer the same to another, or authorize any person or
dramatic company to perform or represent atteh
play, to tho prejudice and disregard of the rights
of the purchaser who paid his motley for the same.
A itd further, complainant maintains that R 1 far as
the rules of law are applicable to personal property
or chattels, a play or dramatic composition dill - era
in no respect whatever Irvin any other article of
personal property, the sale and transfer of such
play being governed by the same principles of law.
And, your orator says that be is greatly Injured
and damnified in respect of the profits and other
benefits and advantages which belong to the exchr
etre performance of the said play, and will be
greatly injured and damnified if the defendant be
not restrained from the performance of tho said
To the end, therefore, that the said William
Wheatley may, if ho can, show why your orator
should nut have the relief hereby prayed; and
may, upon his corporal oath, and according to the
beat and utmost of his knowledge, remembrance,
information, and belief, full, true, direct and per
fect answer make to such of the several luterrop,a-
Lodes hereinafter numbered and sot forth, 88 by
note hereunder written lie io required to answer,
that is to say :
1. Whether your orator is not, by profession, an
actor and dramatic performer.
2. Whether, in or about the year 1835, Robert
T. Conrad, of the city of Philadelphia, did not
write and compose a certain play called "The
Noble Yeoman I"—and whether the mine, after a
few representations, was not withdrawn from tho
stage by the author, thereof.
3. Whether the Said play, celled " Tho Noble
Yeoman," is now in existence.
4. Whether the said play, called "The Noble
Yeoman," has ever been performed since the time
of Its said withdrawal from the stage by the
author thereof.
5. Whether in the year 1841, Robert I'. Conrad
Id not write and eothposo for your orator a play
.r dramatic composition now popularly known
under the title of "Jack Cade," under an agree•
wont between your orator and the said Conrad,
respecting the composition of said play.
'What do you know concerning such agreement?
Please state the Sarno fully.
8. Whether your orator in pursuaneo of such
agreement, did not pay the said Conrad the mut of
$lOOO for leis services in the composition of the
said play.
7. Whether the said Conrad did not deliver to
your orator upon his compliance with tho said
agreement, tho original tuanttscript of tho said
play, on tho oomplotion of the same, and whether
your orator has not had tho eactusiva lAISSOBdOII
of tho samo over since, snob delivery.
8. Whether year orator did nut In May, 1841,
produce said play of Jack Cado before tho public
of the:city of New York, being the first perform
ance of the play after the said delivery to 111111.
9. Whether your orator has not continued the
perfortuanoo of said play, front time to time, since
its first produotion in tho city of Now York, up to
tho present Unto?
10. Whether your orator on the Gth of November,
1850, did not obtain the eating right of said play,
under the act of Congress of the 18th of August,
11. Whether tho defendant is not the aolc lessee
or tho thontro in Arch street, above Sixth, in the
city of Philadelphia, having under his oxclusive
patronage, control, and management, a certain
dramatic company, performing nightly at said
12. Whether on the evening of the 10th of Oc
tober, 1857, the send defendant, by the said drama,-
tie company in his behalf, did not for the first
time perform the said ploy of Jack Cade, as sot
forth in the complainant's bill.
13, Whether the defendant has not caused the
said play to be performed by the said company, on
various occasions, since the said 10th of October,
1857, and on how many occasions. Please set
firth the same fully.
14. Whether the play so performed by the said
company, is not the identical play which was writ
ten by the said Conrad for your orator, in the year
161 1, as set forth in the complainant's bill.
15. Whether the said play so performed by the
said company; is not ideation' In language, parts,
scones, properties, oast of characters, and in every
other respect, with the-play written for your ora
tor by the said Conrad.
16. Whether your orator did not address a totter
to the defendant prior to the said first performance,
denying the defendant's right toperform the said
play, and whether the copy referred to In the
bill as marked 1"' is not a true copy of such
17. Whether it is not the intention of the de•
fondant to continuo the performance of the said
play without regard to, the remonstrances of your
18. Whether the defendant does not set flu a
right to perform the said play, alleged to have
acquired from the author thereof, the raid been
Robert,T. Conrad.
19. Whether the defendant does not set up a
tight to perform the said play, based upon nom-lain
print or publication, entitled "Aylatete, or the
liondmen of Rent and other Poems," issued by E.
11. Butler A Co., of Philadelphia, in 1851.
26, Whethor thodefendant obtained dm saidiplay
by purchase or otherwise, or the license or the
right to perform the name, from any person or per
cone. If aye, from whom. State the same fully,
and the terms of such purchase and license.
21. Whether your orator did not obtain the
noting-right of said play under the not of Congress
of the 18th August, 1858, ea sot forth in the bill ;
and whether any such right wan over obtained by
the defendant or any other person or persons, prior
to that so obtained by your orator.
And that the acid defendant may be restrained
by the injunction of this honorable court from the
public performance on repro.ieutation of your ora
tor's said play of "Jack Code" at tho said Arch
street Theatre, or elaewhero, or cawing or being
in any manner concerned in the maid performance
or representation, or omitting or participating in
said performance; and that the oakd defendant
may be rostraincd from engaging, or causing the
dramatic company so as aforesaid under his pre
tont solo patronage, control, and management, or
any other dramatio company that may hereafter
be under the solo patronage, control, and manage
moot of the said defendant, in the public perfor
mance or representation of the said play, called
"Jack Cade," at the Areirstreet Theatre, or ale
where, within the jurisdiction of thin court; sod
that tho said &fondant may be decreed to render
un account of all, and every the proceed; arising
from the sale of tickets of admission, diepoaoil of
by him on the occasion of the porformanees of the
said play, and pay over the Santo to your orator;
and that the defendant bo decreed to pay to your
orator his ousts in this suit; and that your orator
may hero each other and further relief in the
premises as to this honorahlo court may Nora
moot, and the nature of the ease may require.
May it please your honors to grant to your era
' for not only in writ of injunction as aforesaid, but
also a writ of subpoena to be directed to the said
Wm. Whoatloy, commanding him by a module day
and under a certain penalty to bo therein inserted,
to ha and appear boforo this honorable court, and
then and lb oro :mower the premises ; and farther,
to stand to and abide by such order us }shall ho
agreeable to equity and good conscience.
And your orator will over pre', Sc.,
howls Penns:sr.
William Ernst and Daniel Dougherty, Solicitors
Not c—Tho defendant, Wlll. Wheatley, is required
to answer the interrogatories numbered sespoctive
ly 1,2, 3,4, 5,8, 7,8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 11, 15, is,
17, 18, 19, 20, 21.
Solocitors for tbo complainant.
Boron me, thosubsuribe, Benjamin N. lliektnan,
itttencatbeloner tho Circuit Court of the Unitod
pearnifil li sit i lNEMi l gaiWnr Vein
1857, the above-named Edwin Forrest; who being
duly sworn according to law, says that of the facts
set forth in the aforogoing bill of complaint, thoso
stated as of his own knowledge, aro true, and those
stated as durivod from the irformation of others,
ho believes to be true.
Witness my band and goal, this 14th" day of No
vember, A. D., Itis7. Be. P. Dimmes t
Letter referred to in the 1111 as maarti A
Mr DEAR Silt: I kayo looked very
. carefully
over the corrections, and find my opinion of the
judguiont with which tlity have been niado more
than confirmed Should the piece succeed, its sea
ms may, in groat measure, be ascribed to
them ; fur r and mot in it, as first written, whioh
must be heavy in representation.
I have soon trees killed by pruning, but I think
there is no danger of this in tho present case.; and
as I have none of tho pride ascribed to authors, I
give you as large a charter as tho wind. Still It
would perhaps be unadvisablo to shorten the piece
much more; but of this be you thojudge.
' Truly yours, lb. T. C.
E. F., Esq.
Norm.—The above letter is without data, bu
ram an endorsement made by the complainant
ho time of its receipt fixes the date in February
DEAR r 0144 EST : Jack Cade, I ceo, raised his loco
loco banner on Monday. I own to a little nor
veusuess as to the dIISICOSS of his insurrection. Tho
appeal against Shakspearo's ruffian will startle
many, who only know Cade as the worthy oho do
creed, like a good anti-bank man—Mutt there
should bo no - money"—and said, n I did but seal
a thing once, and 1 have never boon wino own
man since." But perhaps Leggot's vindication of
Ay!more way have prepared your people for a
juster view of his character.
However, I own that I have no doubt of you,
success. The piece may fail—of that I know no
thing, and am prepared for the worst—but I am
surd of your triumph. Your touch has been pro
mailman to moors than ono HOW dramatic lump,
and why n to wino ! Should it succeed, non
nobs, non nobir ; should it fail, it is because the
piece is deficient.
My object in writing is, first :
're may to you that, if further changes in the
Ore° aro deemed necessary or advisable, C/a. ((Mr/I.
I have no doubt that in diminishing the lize g.f th e
rieoe—qwenting it down to the proper weight for
its !rnoo--you linen oared it, if it be saved. It'
there Still be unnecessary At about it, apply your
knife. As for the piece ) "What you'd have it,
'nuke it."
And second, to request that you will obligo mo
with an early lino to Worm me of the fate of poor
Several of my friends trill visit Now York More
the first night. If the piece gets through the
breakers in your city, it will get a glorious recep
tion in mine. Yours, truly,
Saturday evening. It. T. COSI:Alt:
lidtft Il', lid to in ace hat no ntarAed C.
Mr Dext, Fustiest : Lot me congratulate you
on your triumph, and thank you for mine.
In addition to the note so considerately and
kindly written, on Monday evening, by Mrs. P.—
for which I most heartily thank her—l have re
ceived a number of letters from literary friends,
who all speak of the picco as eminently successful,
and of your performance of a, Aylmer° " as
transcendently excellent. 1 enclose one of these
letters, not because it praises you, for others spook
even more flatteringly on that hood, but because
it suggests blemishes in the text which Lure struck
tin intelligent auditor in front Scott, of the
Chronicle, who purposely visited New York, to sue
the first night, thinks there is a end anti.idimav
after the lino "Who speaks to me of wo ?" and
recommends the omission of the subsequent linen
All I have to say is, judge for yourself, and make
any and all alterations which you may deem
It the plus° bo—as I supposo it is—successful, it
is no bastard SOCOOSA, no puff-bred triumph. I as
sure you, I studiously avoided doing scything to
herald the piece, or secure for it a Anglo favor
able voice. Your victory man not begged, and,
lot me add—aud / have tho right to say it—it is
not .sharcd. 1 own that I am proud of the con.
nection of my namo with it; but (and / say it
freely to all) had not my lines been inspired and
vivified by your genius. I would now have cause
for mortihoatlon rather than pride.
Very truly, your friend,
Court of Quarter Sessions, May 23, 1811.
ii. MARREN; Esq.
Lettet referteil to in the bill as ma).(ei D.
PHILADELPHIA, Juno 2Z, 1811.
141 v DEAR PORRE3T : I have hoard, sine's you left
Philadelphia, much more of the opinion of compe
tent judges as to your Aylmere than before. It Is
highly flattering. The piece may be a dead lump,
though I non not so modest as to say so ; but it has
been touched by tho bones of a prophet. No, that
will not do ; so far es you aro concerned thorn has
boon no pie/it in the mattor ; but to amend the
figure, the breath of life has boon breathed into
it. On all sides your porformanoo is spoken of in
totals of groat enthusiasm. If you prefer praise
to pudding, you have done well • but next fall, I
trust, you will do better. Tho theatres now nro
all abandoned, and no wonder, In such weather.
Truly yours,
E. Fonnerr, Esq. -
]Papor referred to in tho bill as marked " E,"
is n copy of the Act of Congress.]
Letter ;cfcrped to in the bill uc tended F.
PUILAPELPHIA, October 7,7557.
Stn: I perceive you announced for roprcsanta
tiou, at your theatre, the play of " Jack Cado,"
and I take this method of protesting against its
performance there
This timely notice Is given you, that you may
avoid a legal prosecution under the act of Con
gress, entitled 'an act to amend tho several note
rospeoting copyrights."
Yours, rosvatfully,
LDWIN Konnust
WL Waziakar, Esq
;Prom the Louisville Democrat, Dec, I.j
We apprehend that the question of the admis
sion of Kansas into the Union, with the Consti
tution made by the. lute Convention, is ono of the
gravest over. presented to Congress, and requires
the oxereise of moderation nod justice, 'without
regard to any sectional animosity. Wo think the
South will be too wise to avail herself of any acci
dental advantage in the settlement of a matter of
so mutt Importance.
We feel confident of the justieo of the position
we have assumed, as well as of its expediency.
Wo aro opposed to the admission of Kansas into
tho Union, unless she comas with a Constitution
ratified by the popular voice. It is idle to quote
precedents twenty years old upon a matter of this
kind. Our territorial policy is essentially obangod
niece that time. And it Is equally idle to cite
canoe whore Congress has admitted States without
b ti y on a s, nri e j n ar t t h y ose s C u o c n h s t
p it r u e t c io ed ns en w ts ere ar u e nc o h b aj t e e n te g
the mere formality of ii vote on their Constitu
inapplicable. Besides. ' our people have now
learned to consider constitutional questions; and
wo do not recollect an instance, of late years,
where a Constitution has boon pot in operation in
any of the States, without a submission first to the
popular vote. The people of the States will now
put no such confidenoo in any body of mom as to
accept a Constitution at their hands, without the
opportunity to vote upon it.
Congress has passed an net for the admission of
two new States lately, and provided that the Con
stitutions formed shall first be submitted to the
people before they aro presented to Congress; and
we may venture the prediction that Congress will
never pass another not providing for the admission
of a State without molt a provision. Indeed. we
question the right of Congress to admit a now
btafe, when a doubt exists on the Point ns to
whether the soyoreign power of the State is op
posed to admission. The Constitution says, "Now
Mates may bo admitted by Congress lute this
Union." "Admitted," not dragged, into the
Union, whether they will or not.
Now, we know the will of the people of a Terri
tory or State only by the vote of its people, when
any question is raised on the point. If the ma
jority of the citizens of the United States in Kan
sas are opposed to its entering the Union under
that Constitution, it is an abuse of terms to call
forcing then' into the measure an admission of the
State into the Union. Nero is a case in which the
opposition is admitted to be formidable, and that
the Constitution was not submitted to the popular
vote because of the apprehension that it would be
voted down.
Theßichmond Enquirer, that has ocoupied con
servative ground upon this subject until lately,
has concluded to take the Constitution, and makes
the following apology for the refusal to submit It
to the people :
" We answer what we suppose to be the true rea
son. The Convention wished Kansas to be admitted
as a State. They wished it to be admitted either
as a free or slave State, as the people alight choose,
and they wished it to bo admitted promptly, that
there might be an end of the agitation and trou
ble which bad so long disturbed the peace of the
country.• The only way to attain this important I
object was to submit for popular judgment the only
subject which had caused the agitation and the I
disturbance of the national peace It was well
known that those who would vote against the via
very clause would ales vote against every other
018t(80 in the Constitution—not because they
objected to any other than the slavery clause,
but because they denied the legal authority of
the Convention to sit and make it legal Consti
tution, and because they wore all the Uwe in
sisting that they had already made a legal Con
stitution at Topeka. To submit the whole Consti
tution, therefore, was to endanger the fate of the
whole, and to prolong the agitation of the slavery
question. It was known that the advocates of the
Topeka Constitution would veto against any Con
stitution made by the legally constituted Conven
tion. It was not simply that they were opposed to
slavery, but they wore factiously bent on having
no Constitution that was made by a bodyorganized
in pursuance of the laws of Kansas, and none but
that illegally made at Topeka. Under such cir
cumstances, the Convention determined to tender
a compromise 'that would show to the whole coun
try that they were sincerely anxious to restore
peace and quiet to tho country. They determined
to carry out the spirit of the Kansas law by secur
ing to the people the right to have a free or a
slave State."
This is truly diverting. Tho opposition will
vote us down theroforo we will not givek them a
atone°. They aro a factious set, bent bn mischief,
and therefore can't be accommodated. It is plain
ly admitted that the majority don't want this
Constitution—will repudiate it if they got achance,
and consequently the chance is withhold. A most
singular reason, this, which it will hardly do to
present to the Congress of the United States; for
it is an admission that tho Constitution is nnpala
tablo to the majority. The majority, howovor,
will be tho political rower 'of the now State as
soon as it is dragged into the Union; and Con
gress, if they make Kansas a State in such cir
cumstances, will certainly upset all the notions we
have heretofore had about the (Omission of
States into the Union. Wo have admitted them
in divers modes, but never before did wo knowing
lyy admit one contrary to the will of the people of
the now States.
We say it is especially the duty
,of Congrets to
a to s
Constitution uit themselves. All Um promises
to that olTcot will be forfeited if it is not done.
We see that many of our Southern cotompora
ries are zealous for tho now Cdustitution, and the
admission of the State, because they think it will
bo a slave State. They had as well look carefully
before they leap. It requires no prophet to fore
toll that Congress will not admit Kansas with this
Constitution. Tho proposition will be rejected ;
end thou what will its friends do about it'? They
' will neither bo right nor successful ; they will be
wrong and beaten at that. And what will tho
South gain? In our judgment she will lose both
interest and credit. After all our professions that
the people of Kansas should frame their own insti
tutions to suit themselves, wo will show a readiness
to support slavery in a State, whether the people
want it or not.
The excuse that Congress cannot go behind this
Constitution will not do. It is certainly the duty
of Congress to determine how an application for
an admission on the part of a State is made.
There is no sort of logic or imithistry that can ob.
seam this point. Congress must know that the
people hays actually made the application ; but it
is as good as confessed on the faro of the papers
that the voters of Kansas have not rondo the up
plioation ; and who else have the right to apply
for them, and in spite of their remonstrances
All that is maid of the outrageous conduct of the
opposition is true enough; but it is not for any
party to mit in judgment on the rights of another,
and presume to disfranchise them because they
have behaved badly; and the idea of not submit
ting a Constitution to the voters because they are
a mean sot, and might reject it, is bran new.
The right of this Cunvontion to submit or not
their work to the people, we Anil net discuss In
our opinion, that Convention had no legal eaLt
onco. Congress might ratify what they did
if it worn well dons and worthy of ratification.
Lot those who find any authority in the organic act
for this Convention point it out. Wu :aria that
no such puwor ran he found. It was not montioned
or thought of when tho act passed. It is a develop
ment that we de nut recognise 04 legitimate. We
deny that this Convention reprononts the people of
Kansas in any legal way. It was a body that un
dertook its tank upon its own responsibility. If its
work wore well done, we should advoeate its adop
tion by Congress; b ut as it is a piece of botoliwurk,
we have no need for it
Let us admit Kansas, and got rid of the question,
in the plea. We cannot flatter ottr.u-lb es that no
can got rid of it that way. Such errors, nut to say
crimes, lire to pingo° their authors. We appre
hend that this net wilt be the beginning of trou
ble, not the end. We therefore wash our hands of
it; and when the trouble conies, wo shall say,
Shako not your gory locks at ns "
The New Aspect of the Kansas question.
(From the LoulaVIIIA) (Ky ) Democrat, Ivor. % )
We soo that (ho Washington ITition is very ear
nestly advocating the work of the late Convention I
in Nansas. Wu think our colemperary has under-
taken it took that he will be tired of before he is
done. The editor strives to dilute all the objec
tions to the Constitution, and only succeeds in
showing that the Black Republican presses exag
berate, and perhaps lie. about the doings of
ody. The editor of the Union contends that
the Convention did not intend to supersede the
territorial authorities by setting tip a provi
sional Government. This point is of small mo
ment. We do not expect that any active
measnres will be taken until the oaten of
Congress shall be known, beyond what is usual
in such cases. But if the Constitution is to go into
effect on and after the 21st of December, WO should
like to know how the supporters IX this Constitu
tion will regard the Territorial Government after
that dale, until Congress does act; and if Con
gm should refuse to receive this Constitution,
What Ilien will the officers of this new Govern
moat don After the frauds in that Territory, and
the insane conduct of parties, as shown in the
frauds charged, as well as the violonco porpetre•
toil and threatened, wo know not what else may
be attempted by a Government with all tho
chiecry prepared; especially as the Convention
has provided that the Constitution is to take ef
fect on the 2lst of December, without qualifica
tion expressed. We grant the qualification is
fairly understood. as the officers are net to en
ter upon their ditties until the State is received
into the Union. But suppose it is not received, it
can ho easily assumed that the officers should en
ter immediately upon their duties. The Conven
tion provides fur their doing so as soon as the
State is received into the Union, but does not for
bid it before; and as the Territory is a State under
a Constitution declared to be in effect without
qualification, why should not the officers proceed
to not t All sophistry this, wo grant ; but it is
plausible enough to satisfy those who only want a
reason ; and we contend that it is as good as the
Ullloll'3 logic on another point.
The Constetution of this Convention provides for
calling it Convention for amending it after 1861,
but does nut in express words forbid any amend
ment before; and the editor contends that this
non-prohibition leaves the people free to amend it
before that Um, 113 they please. Now those State
officers are not forbidden to enter upon their duties
before the State is received Into the Union; there
fore, they may do it. We believe there is a fal
lacy in both eases. When a Constitution provides
a way and a time for its Own amendment, other
ways and limos aro excluded; but the editor of
the Union has persuaded himself that that is not
the case. Se the new Government may persuade
, themselves that, although a time is provided in
which they may enter upon their duties, they
may conclude that they may do so before that
time. Whoever sawlakenius ivithout a good reason
for what ho wanted to do?
But all that is a small matter. The groat mate
! rial feet fa, that the Constitution is not submitted
to those who must live under it, for their approval.
We grant that Constitutions have been re
ceived by Congress without such submission;
but that was when no interest was felt In consti
tutional provisions, such as is now everywhere
felt. No State has lately changed her Constitution
without such submission; and we may safely pre
dict that no change in any State still be wade
hereafter without this action. In the special aelis
atoly made providing fur calling Conventions in
Territories, provision has been made that the Con
stitutions made should be submitted to the popular
vote. It was so provided for Minnesota and Oregon,
and why should the people of Kansas be treated
otherwise r On the contrary, we affirm that the
Democratic party aro pledged beyond reilemPlift
to insist that the People of Kansas shall approve
their own Constitution. They made the pledge. in
the Kansas bill; they made it in their National
Convention ; they made it in alt their addresses
and epoeches to the people of the States; and a
failure to soo that this pledge is redeemed to the
letter would be a gross dereliction of principle, and
a gross breach of faith.-
The slavery question is constantly referred to.
Tho only question of interest, then, is slavery, it
is assumed; and, therefore, as it is submitted,
there is no call for a submission of the whole ; but
is there no other question? Shall we assume that
the Constitution contains no other provision that
the people would have Otherwise? What right
have we to make such an assumption when we
know nothing &beet it? Why were not the peo-
ple asked to say yes or no on the whole subject?
It wasn't bemuse it was inconvenient er expen
sive; for all the inconvenience and enpease is in
curred in submitting ono point. That point is riot
clear; and means aro, taken to repel voters from ,
the exercise of their right. They must vote for
the Constitution with elavery, .or for the Consti
tution with no slavery. In either ease helnust
vote for the Conatitation, to which be may have
insuperable objections.
Then it is provided that, if the voter is chal
lenged, he must swear to support the Constitution
of the United States, anal,,the Constitution of
Kansas, if it be adopted. 11 - 6 w many lagers will
approach the pelts with these difficulties in the
way? It certainly wears the appearance of as
effort to restrict the voting to such only as concur
with the Convention. Ac to the slavery question,
there is nothing to be gained or loat In the matter.
If Karma be made a State. she will have her own
way. if it must be gained by revolutMe. We
believe she will bars no constitutional way to
change her ConsMution until 1864, nor then un
less two thirds of the Legislature shall agree; but
these restraints will not control a determined ma
jority. It is wild the Constitution may be re
ceived, and the State admitted into the Union ;
and the people then can do as they please. It will
be more for the credit of Congress if they be al
lowed to do as they please in edvance, and not sub
ject them to a Constitution they do not approve,
on a mere fiction of law, that the Convention were
the people.
We do not hold that Congress has any power
over the kind of Constitution that may be framed;
but they certainly have power to inquire if a State
has really made application to be admitted. To
assume that the Convention in Kansas were the
people, is to assume a fiction that will deceive
hotly. It is acknowledged to be false by the very
fact of a refusal to submit the Constitution to the
popular vote. It is idle to go before the country
with such a fiction., The massed will laugh it to
scorn. It is false, and pronounced false by
the whole country. When we said the people of
Kansas should frame their own institutions, it was
underdood that the people should do it, not a Con
vention. The difference all understand.
The Wtfe of Two Living Brothers
From. the Liverpool Vogt.]
Very seldom has a tale of villainy been un
folded which, whether are regard the heartlessness
of the °frontiers, or the misery of the victim, or the
fatuity of every individual concerned, is more as.
tenishing than that which came to light at the
Lambeth police court on Saturday last. Out of
incidents not very different from those which be
long to the history of the brothers Wills, the
grand old tragedians of Athens, to whom the most
wonderful characteristic of human crime wan
utter folly, and who could scarcely bring them
selves to believe that men are anconatable for such
stupidity, would have constructed a drama in
which every eat and every word should bear the
impress of a rigid fate and a divine decree, and
all that at the last an avenging fate might over
whelm innocent and guilty alike in one frightful
Some time in the summer of 1850 John Blair
Wills, then a medical etudent, met a young girl in
an omnibus, and was so smitten with her charms
that ho at once followed her to her residence. By
great perseverance he made the discovery that the
young lady WAS a Miss Marion Maxwell, and that
her relatives resided at Bath. To Bath the excited
lover forthwith hurried; ho found out the filtl's
mother, and at once made an oiler of marriage.
There was only ono bat to the union, bat that was
impassable for tbo time—the girl was not thirteen
years or age. Delay was necessary, ands* the mat
ter scorned to end. Here is a fate, as it would seam,
from the beginning — love at rat eight, passion
boiling up in a moment, and apparently gone as
quickly. But this so-called fate prevails OM
more, and by mere accident the pair met again at
the Betray-gardens, after a lapse of neatly five
years. The passion of Mr. Willa is again excited;
he determined to have the lady for h.k bride; WWl'
the consent of her mother titer were 'rearedata
Ifenaingtenghutell era the 7,4th.0f ,Mareh;,
and th° Y .. 404 7 4,11t,.
a child, however, comes a fever, which ultimately
affects the mother's mind, and she is accordingly
placed in the Bethlehem Hospital, where she re
mains for a year.
It appears to be one of the regulations of this
institution that persons in the position of the pa
tient shall not remain for more than a year, and
accordingly a request was made to her husband
that, although her recovery was still incomplete,
she should be removed. Iter husband paid no at
tention to the request, but hts brother, Mr. James
Fenton Wills, went to the hospital and removed
his sister-in-law to the residence of his mother.
This took place on the 3d August last, when the
complications commence. Where was the husband
all this time that his wife was thus oppressed with
the most affecting malady to which human life is
subject—a malady, too, induced under circum
stances which might welt have softened his heart?
Mr. John Wills bad in the meantime solaced him
self with another wife—ho married Anne Good in
April last. In the meantime the true Mrs. Wills,
released from confinement, is anxious to sac her
husband and child, and after a few days he writes
a letter to her, requesting that she would meet
him somewhere in the city. Tho meeting takes
place, and he has the effrontery to repudtate his
marriage, and not only to confess his bigamy, but
also to declare that his first marriage was with
Anne Good se long ago as lea'.
Apparently he had calculated on being able to
impose en his wife, in the weak state of her intel
lect, and he had calculated correctly ; but be
never took into account that the very simplicity
with which she could receive his statement and
follow his direction, mast ultimately recoil upon
himself and Provo the instrument of his rain.
" The only and best thing you can do," he said
‘• is to marry my brother Fenton; he loves you,
will marry you, and make you a good husband,"
Tho brother, too, professes to have hollered the
story of a previous marriage—believed it, toe,
without a tittle of proof, save the word of the big
amist, and, fatuity on fatuity ! the girl, who Will
ed to have had strength enough only to feel her
misery, and to appreeiato a little kindness, at
once accepted the addresses of her brother-in-law,
follows hi, directions, and on the 21st of August,
hut a few slays after the interview with John
Wills, commits an incestuous bigamy with James'
She, poor soul, is still under ago; and it was
necessary for herself and her new husband to
make a declaration—which, under the eireum
st tones, was (muds alent to perjury—that this mar
riage was solemnized with the consent of her
mother. It was net likely that this second mar
riage could be long concealed from the lady's rela
tives. It soon came to the mother's ears. The
mother came to town; the register of John Wills'
second marriage was found in Sowers.•t House.
with ithe date of April last; the double deception
which he had practised was at once evident, and all
the tissue of falsehoods was laid bare by which this
simple-minded girl was first of all wronged moat
cruelly, and then forced by the oppression of
clearer intellects into the commission of a crime
in which the monstrosity of inoest was added to
the guilt of bigamy. Nor did this end the cata
logue of the lady's wrongs The result of the dis
covery was that James Wills at once threw off his
oldigitietm to the lady, whom he had led into an
:u•cursed marriage, and inhuman hatred enema to
halo succeeded to an unnatural loco. He de
serted her ; she was thrown upon the parish ; she
was received into the Lambeth Infirmary; and it
is by the officers of the parish that these iniquities
have been brought to light.
On Wednesday, at Lambeth Police court, the
examination of Mr. James Penton Will , mess to
haw been proceeded with, on charges which hare
resolved themodves into bigamy, and the making
and signing false declarations of marriage. But
no prisoner and no agent for him appeared, and it
was evident that he bad made up his mind to
evade justice. After the hearing on Saturday,
Mr. Fryer, the solicitor to the family, applied to
Mr. Elliott to admit his client to bail. The learn
ed gentleman strongly urged the justice of admit
ting his client to bail, and the case being one of
misdemeanor only, and the evidence adduced not
conclusive of his guilt, Mr. Elliott consented to
accept bail for the accused, himself in .1:80, and
two sureties in £4O each.
Mrs. Wills, the mother of the accused, was put
forward as a surety for £BO. The lateness of the
hour of the evening was urged ns an excuse why
Mrs. Wills ehould be taken as a surety for £BO,
nud the lung' drato having given his consent, the
recognisanoes were taken in the usual way. James
Fenton Wills [in ..CSO, and his mother in £BO, the
conditions being that both these amounts would
be forfeited if ho did not appear on the following
On the selling of the case on Wednesday,
neither the accused, J. F. Wills, his attorney,
Mewls, nor, in fact, any person from biro, bad '
boon soon in the court or its vicinity, and Mr.
Elliott at once ordered that the recognizaaces in
the ease be estreated, and a warrant immediately
granted for the apprehension of James Fenton
W ills.
Some formal evidence was taken, which tended
to complete the ease against the accused.
THE WATERLOO Bnince Munnxu.—During
the week the police have received some important
information respecting the mutilated remains
found on Waterloo Bridge. The opinion now
begins to gain ground that the victim is one of the
political agents employed by the Continental po
lice to insinuate themselves into the society of the
numerous refugees who now flock to this country,
to inveigle them In plots that will, if adopted, load
them an easy prey Into the hands of the foreign
police. Forrester, the well-known police officer,
has been in Paris. with some other experienced
detectives, instituting minute inquiries. A foreign
police spy t named Fount, is mi.sing. The funds ho
was supplied with must have been long since ex
hausted, and he has applied for no more.
At the Paris Gymnase, the new piece of the
younger DURUM, " Le File Natural," is in prepa
ration; at the Vaudeville M. Barriero'fi "Pelisses
bonnos Femmes;" at the Theatre Lyrique, M.
Clounod's " Median Wags& tut ;" and at the
rrangals o the new 032104103 of dorlbo and Merle
Bork:1i :-.6-Co-aiugsrinsawra.
Cornspaadentsor .. 3 l eza Paw" win aisfs• War hi
arid tie folkislipdis r
eocria**,fils mit Is tie
bans of the writer. ;ilia lei* to Wars west_
the typersphy, bat ass the et • am* shadd
illi!dosil be greatly °NW II Melons Is Psaslgl
Imola sad other !Wes forsookfloOderoe env the ow
rest noire of tie doer la thod" puiloslse le,satlieg, for
mown of tios nromoodigg senate=, tit Issrooss et
mouth.; sod soy Woman tied wiN ialatsrssttei
to the goose's! maw- • - _•! •
hard are to appear Wiseman; gad a6apera of
Rossini, and the "Javanese" of Emile An&r are
also considered** likely to be produced.
The Gazelle dg Sint,-'of St. Peterehturs
publishes an alum by which Amalgam are hence
forth exempt treat thetwo taxes which they hare
hitherto paid is the two capitals of the =gave, for
the benefit of the atanicipslity, vie a duty of one
per eet:lL-141a kilt been charred:sa *he declared
capital of thcea in badness, anl. a tenet two hart
dred roubles si year levied on 11011 -0019419=1.14 men
residing tn'ltteeds for each hones or property they
may possess in either oily, '
The customs and-inland revenue in Frame
hare Pat put forth the state of patio - finances for
the last ten months. : Cutomhlo7,ooo,ooo, against
198,000,000 hat year; balance in favor of 1857,
nine - million francs. The tonnage of ships enter
ing Breneh_portr was 3,532,010, evilest 3,400,718
tut year. There were imported rata Frame du
ring the - single month of- October 08,001,500 francs
in gold billion and Oilier.' -
The Hank Prussia hut found it erpe
dieat,apparantly la anticipation of the crash that
it likely to ensue there as soon as The money perdu
extends its bulnenearin theta- Coonir7;Y. notice
to all tarsus who have deposited Serwril es with it
fur loans that hays ran fotikrarmentlhan a year,
that It reprints repayment -of the said loans and.
redemption of the said reorsitisa. -
A French fancy whom of colonization in
the 'Pleat ladies hat hrolen diwa. -The 11fresteur
states that sews kas been reeeived as I. the situa
tion of the first batch of emigrants, which is so far
unfavorable thatether French anagrams do
well to adioarn theirprojecto ot astablietimo them
selves in the Republic of St fiatecingo.
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The Corres.prussisari4 annonnom that
a mixed-commission will Moe t at Wadiington, to
regulate the' dillicullierbetwes the United States
sad New Granada. - the' terna' do - not Comm to
an agreement. Pravda will be invited to intervene
as mediator,. . . -
An, old nobleman, Count de Nog., aged 83,
has just been ran oisr by a cab in Paris. Hit sow
le the will-known , tarientstrist (the- Leech of
Prance,) and,sports ase fa} tit raga. of Chem,
as one of the sons of Noab.
About half a million of aone) , is to be laid
out in erecting forte end berweries at Wass (about
three and a half miles from - the ganin' wit to Pro
tect Portsmouth from attack on the lend ride.
An offer made by A number of young men
connected with the various railways, to form them
selves into a ride corps for voluntary loud service,
has teen declined by Lord Parusure.
In the thirteenth area of the 4 mlnant Tear
the total trar of papers relieved is Emend
and 'Wales nnted to 816,250, against 817,310 ns
the corresponding week of 1830.
General Garibaldi is a candidate for the
Piedmontese Parliaramd. So are Farini and Ma
miani, two et - IlltitiOtWlN of the Isle Roman secular
The Emperor of Russia, while at Blew, is
sued an ordinance reintroducing the study of the
Polish language in an the schools of Lithninia and
the old Polish countries.
The akase_abolisbiag serfdom la Ramis is
to be published on the fib of Derambes, the
birtbday of the late Emperor Nicholas.
The Christmas number of If Household
Words" will this year be 'written entire by Mr.
Dickens and Mr. Wilkie Collins.
The effects of the 'prevailing monetary . and
commercial crisis have not yet reached Buz nor
is it probable they will.
The Russian Embassy to the Emperor of
China has boon refuel to be atoeiced at Pekin.
We ate indebted to PoStrinestertapen, says
the Boston lostrual, for the following estracif rens
a letter from Mr! , Holbrook, tits special agent of
the Prat Office Department, who detested and ar
rested TIICkerMAD, which will be read with into
zest by throe who have maenad from his depreda
tions. After stating that be is busily engaged In
colleting proof to corer all - the depredatione el' the
robber, he says lam lorry!: inform Iron that
all the drafts, notes, -de., oir from the several
mans, hare been destroyed by Inekerman, and 53
your merchants are no donbt anricers on this point,
you bad better authorizeyour editors to say that
such is the fact. As to the proof against Tacker
man it is overwhelming, and connects him with all
the late robberies between Boston and New York.
I have. in fast, found letters, de. on him and in
his room in New York bearing the Batton, Phils
delphis,*and other post-marks of the dates of the
last mails—the letters being broken open."
The Albauy (N.Y.) Journal saYs "Judge
Gould, this morning. in the Gout of Oyer and Ter
miner, sentenced John Gunsabegs to be hang en
the 2Elth of d'artnarynaxt,ll4•Fami the haus of 12
and 2 P. N., In Bethlehem. The -Jedger iu pro
-1=• pontessee, spoke very feelingly toward
eueseds. rat aearmatends yeath and his
widowetzuMter, bat netstingeoll fn - to
pronounced. She was abiost frantic with gel4, -
calling upon her ran to come to her; while tears
.were rolling down her cheeks. It was a sorrowful
scene—one in which all present sympathised with
her end her son," .
The state of the United States Tree=Ty at
the close of the month induces the belief among
somepersons . that One of the earliest seta of the
now Cong . rese, to amen:ele to-day, will be to au
thorise an L38t11) of treasury notes, bearing a nomi
nal interest of s a y ono mill per annum,. to supply
the deficiencies in the revenue. The Department,
it Is said, requires a balance of about six millions
of dollars to be on hand, subject to draft, et its
depositories and mints, to con duc t the business of
the country, and to grant the usual facilities for
minting gold dust, do.
On Thursday afternoon last, Margaret Ken
nedy, an Trish girl, about SOTO ntima years of age.
was run over and instantly killed by a train of
coal cars on the Mt. Carbon Railroad. The girl
was a resident of Idinerayille, Pa. _Being deaf,
she did not bear the approach of the cart, which,
on that part of the road descend rapidly, by their
own gravity, and, although the driver did all in
his power to give her warning by shouting. she
was knocked down and a train of twenty-three
cars parsed over her body, lacerating it in a most
horrible manner.
On Tuesday last a young man by the name
of Jeffris called at the Bank of Chester county,
Pa., and offered a note which be desired dis
counted, which would have been done, but one of
the directors fortunately discovered that the thgp.a
tote written "Weeb" instead of "Webb,' as
it was no doubt intended. An officer was imme
diately sent for. who arrested the gentleman on his
second visit to the bank to receive the money, and
bad him taken before a me& trate, when r ho con
fessed that be had forged the note.
We learn, says the Huntsville (Ala.) Afro
, of the 12th ult , that en old silver mine has
been discovered in Hancock county, in that state,
near the Morgan and Walker line. It is on the
lands of a man named Blake and a party of
Georgians are now at work at it. It w as walled
up with solid masonry, which had to be broken Fp
with powder, and then the mine was opened again.
It reusthave been worked hundreds of years ago,
es trees are now growing over and around it. The
ore is said to be rich.
Last Monday the several rolling milts at
Phieniavillo. Pa., were all pot into operation on
Rill time. They are now engaged on en order from
the United States Gorcr'nment in rolling out iron
girders of the largest and heaviest class, measuring
fifty-one feet two inches in length, and weighing
one hundred and seventeen pounds to the yard.
A single girder would weigh near 2,000 pounds.
Dr. Charles T. Jackson, of Boston, has bad
conferred upon him by the King of Prussia the
crov of Chevalier of the Bed Eagle, in token of
appreciation of the services which babas conferred
upon humanity as well as science by his discovery
of anaesthesia by other. This is the fourth order
of merit which he received for the same cum, be
sides ono gold medal.
Tho steamship Northern Light, Captain
Tinklepaugh, sailed from New York on Saturday
l,r Arpinwall, via Kingston, with four hundred
end fifty passengers, and the United States mail.
for California. Among her passengers were one
hundred and seventy United States troops, also for
The Harrisburg prison now contains two
persona convicted of murder in the first degree,
via: Simon tireen and William Williams. The
former has been respited by the Gorernor withont
date, and the latter awaits his sentence. Both of
the prisoners are in the enjoyment of excellent
Captain James J. Barrington, of Baltimore,
died on the 11 instant, on hoard thaschtoner Leo.
oadia, whilst that vessel was lying in the port of
Wilmington, N. C. The Leocadia was bound
from Jamaica to New York. Captain Darring
ion was aged about forty years, and leases a fam
Washington Townsend, E.g., recently re
tired from the cashierihip of the bank of Chester
county, Pa., which be had filled for many years,
and last week the directors presented him with a.
handsome gold watch as a token of esteem.
The Board of Canal Commissioners, of Penn
sylvania, hare concluded to let the water remain
in the canals owned by the State until the very
last moment, that navigation can be continued
Tho late James Battle, of Mobile, bequeath
ed 56 1 .'0,00 to his widow, the Battle Hoare to his
grandnephew, and $lO,OOO each to the Orphan As
ylum and the Methodist Church.
The Tiffany House, tho Post Office, and the
whole block in which they stood, fronting on the
public square, in Mt. Pleasant. lowa, were de•
stroyed by fire on Friday night last.
Miss Christiana Brooks was burned to death
at Nashville, Tenn., NOT. 15th, by her clothes ta.
king fire as she was kneeling at prayers in her
father's house.
The store of Mr. Samuel Myler, in Fitts
burgh, was clogroyed by 6r6 on Friday morning.
Las $2,000.
At St. Joseph's, Ennittsbnrg, on the 17th
ultimo, died sister Mary Aeoa Adam, in the 33d
year of her ago.
Reuben W. Weaver, editor of the Star of
the tYvrth, at Bloomsburg, Pa., died last week.
31r. Daniel Leacock died suddenly at Blooms
burg, Pa., a few days ago.
- Ron. Thomas J. Pickens has been elected
oomptroller general of South Carolina.
Hon. C. H. Williams . , a prominent citizen
of Tennessee, died recently in that State.
Mrs. Canninghrun and her two daughters
ara reported to be in Paris.
Dr. 0. G. Prescott committed suicide St
iudbolluPolii, lad., TYl43lOs/.