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THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE : MONDAY, MaHCH 11 1872. fe . I . Ill Ml Si N' t'l' 111 t f , . TATABLS at tfUMII psCyMttaai per year, y nirf i mimhIM mwwktr luittaa. per year, y iuilmmmomm mi adaydr .par roar, by mail...... .US waajwnMiisna iirm. bTMtrr M raraat a to Una! Mw end mistakes, he HMM give Foal Offlea lUna Im fall, avotadlag SttMMl county. BmltwxMwrt nMdaelther by araft. si press. M OAee order, or ta W4 totters, at ear risk, trow to cur miwf yimmii Sally, denvexed, nnv excepted. Stem par Dairy, mmm, uaday morsees. m sans, p j unrest tei Tsnrax oompaht. Ks. u runni-st . Chicago, hl Trrtrans Branch Of& No. Wabasb-av., hi tit Bookstore ef Messrs. Cobb, Andrews Oa, when advertisements and subscriptions win ba received, and will securs ths same attention as it left at tbs MaiaOBoa. . MOKDAY. MARCH 11. 1878. ; KB. GEIILTl'S UETIEB TO CHAUDLKK. The indications are pretty plain that Mr. Horace Greeley, of the New York Tribune, will not support General Grant for re-election, ercn if he be nominated by the Philadelphia Convention. This is a circumstance of rery considerable importance in a party point of view. The New York Tribune and its editor constitute a power in the land. As an educator of publio opinion, that paper has been, and is yet, respectesl by a widespread population. There are many thousands in all parts of the country who have grown np under the teaching of that journal, and the course which it shall, take in a Presidential campaign aannot be a matter of indifference to politicians. The State of New York is an important battle-ground; the Electoral rote of the State is of the utmost gravity, and the comparative numerical strength of parties requires intelligent and harmonious organization. The City of New York is of itself of snch importance that upon the management of the organization therein depends success or defeat in the State. Mr. Greeley was in 1S71 the official head of the Republican organization in the city, and enjoyed the confidence and respect of the Republicans in that city. This organization was broken up, and its Chairman deposed, in September last, by force, and that force the spoils of Federal offices. Though a military commander did not break np the Republican organization in New York City, and disperse its delegates, the civil employes of the Federal Government, under Collector Murphy, committed the same outrage jnst as effectually as if they had been in uniform, armed with Springfield rifles, and under the command of an officer in shoulder-straps. This proceeding was a gross outrage by the Federal power upon the Republican party, and, as was intended, upon Mr. Greeley personally. The fact that this Federal interference to bolt from the regular Xepnblican organization and degrade Mr. Greeley was countenanced and defended by a Senator of the United States, who had the disposal of the offices, aggravated the indignity. Since that time the personal hounding of the New York Tribune and its editor by the Federal satraps in New York has been continued, and tbe same small-beer politicians have taunted him with the statement that he would have to support General Grant for re-election anyhow, because they would make him do so. Meekness is not Mr. Greeley's most conspicuous trait. He has consistently expressed his opposition to the renomination of the President, refused to attach his name to the call of the Convention whose action he might have to oppose, and boldly told a subscriber who complained that the Tribune was not a "good party paper," that the Tribune never had been, and never would be, a party paper in that sense ; and that, if any of its subscribers supposed that it was, they onght to have their minds disabused forthwith. And, finally, he has published a letter to Mr. Chandler, Secretary of the Republi can National Committee, saying that he refused to sign the call for the Philadelphia Convention because he wished to maintain an attitude of independence. The attempt to check Mr. Greeley's progress by denouncing him as "a bolter" will fail, especially in the light of the fact that the entire Federal faction in New York not only bolted the regular organization of the party last fall, but made their bolt successful by the employment of brute force, hired and paid for out of the public revenues. The politicians in and around Washington greatly underrate pnblie intelligence when they assume that Mr. Greeley can be impeached as a Republican by calling hint a bolter, in view of what happened at that time. We incline to the opinion that, outside of the circle who hold or deal in offices and General Orders, Mr. Greeley will not be expected to make craven submission to those who have warred upon the party organization in order to degrade him. There is hardly a precinct in the country where there are not more or less voters who have a higher respect for Horace Greeley.edi-tor of the New York Tribune, than they have for any person holding office. No cry of " bolter" will terrify these voters, any more than they terrify Mr.- Greeley. Devotion to party is a characteristic of American politics, hut it will be sad day for the country when the man who firmly resist such transactions as that of Murphy, Conkling, Cornell St Co., backed by the whole power of the Federal Government, fails to command sympathy and respect. The present attitude of Mr. Greeley and his friends, and the possible consequences in New York and in other States, are but the natural outgrowth of the Custom Hiuss interference and bolt of last year in the State politics of New York. Snch an interference, . wherever it ' is made, never accomplishes anything good, and always prodaees eviL It is one of those things which provoke indignation and lead to resentment. No party can afford to thus insult public opinion, and, when the ascendency of a faction can only be maintained by such proceedings, public opinion will readily decide that the supremacy of tbat faction onght to terminate. " admiring the mathematical perspicuity of Orville, was too much of a metaphysician not to deplore the absence of the moral features in the plan, and so peremptorily and positively refused to have anything to do with the ingenious plan to help Orville realiae on whiskey which had not paid the tax. The story now begins to grow interesting. We have seen Mr. Orville Grant in the role of the Artful Dodger. He now turns np as informer, and writes a letter to his brother, the President, in which he denonnoes Mr. Jusaen -and Mr. - Bloomfield, Supervisor of Internal Revenue, as corrupt men and Infamous scoundrels, and, in fact, stops short at no. epithet in hie denunciations of these official in grates, who had refused to enter his little ring, and let his friends defraud the Government. Only give me the opportunity, says Mr. Orville Grant, and I will prove that these men are infamous scoundrels. This interesting letter, our readers will remember, got into print about one year ago. Once more the curtain rises, and discloses a change of scene. Enter Mr. Orville Grant as the Tester. The opportunity has come sooner than he expected, for Mr. Jussen had deemed it advisable to inform the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, also General Webster, the United States Assessor, also Supervisor Bloomfield, also Senator Sohnra, of the offer and the result Now comes Orville again, ux months after he made his tempting cfier to the infamous scoundrels, and after he had expressed his das ire to prove them guilty of all the crimes in the calendar, and calls upon Mr. Jussen, and volunteers the explanation that he had made the whiskey proposi tion solely for the purpose of testing hit integrity not his own integrity, but Jnseen's. . '. A . It will be a . matter of congratulation to the publio to know that we have a universal patent Tester of offioialintegrity among ns, who can afford to devote his valuable time, without hope of reward, to the reformation of the Civil Service. Snob, instances of self-devotion to the best interests of the country, and to the cause of moral reform, with no hope of compensation beyond the approval of his own conscience, and the satisfaction which always follows good actions, are very rare in this naughty world. Under such an application of moral tests, tbe prospects of our Internal Revenue Department are very bright, and, as the Tester can "make every thing right at Washington," perhaps he can influence the authorities to extend his jurisdiction, and give him opportunities to apply moral tests to the New York Custom House. Also, he might even be induced to offer his services to the city, and register the morality of the Aldermen and other municipal officers with his tests. Orville is the great desideratum of our times. that the development o( the two great salt fields of the country la largely due to the be aided effort of Mr. Spenser. He closed his long life of ? years amid the salvers! regret of the Inhabitants cf the elty for which ha had done so muck, and wnloh had honored Itself In honoring mm. no leaves lour daughters. Mrs. N. B. ' Wood. Mrs. Hilton. Mrs. John D. Stone, all of Syracuse s Mrs. Charles D. Blokford, of Chioago ; and a aon la California. ry -- - 674 1 Tll-wfeklv H17 1 Feml-weekly.... n Weekly 4,270 1 According to the reports of the Census Bureau, there are 6,818 newspapers; and periodicals public bed In the United 8 catee. These are divided as follows : ... ... - . 1 Semi monthly .......... """Iv i Bi aouthlv is Quartorir u The Whole Dumber is distributed anion? variant Interests, as follows: ' - Political 4 rj, Agrieuitursl and Horti.Jultni;;:;' w Beuevok-ntaad Senret eocietiee II! 81 OmmerrliU anil Financial 132 Illustrated, Literaty, and M i-elianeou!LI."" s,ii Specially devoted t Nationality...... ai Tebmcalandlrofee8lojial . 7 Kfliiia .......,. ... .. . 4u7 Jorting... ........... ........""..... 11 Advertising........ "" It appears from this showing that we have one Journal or magazine for about every 6,500 of our population. The average circulation is 3,560. The political papers have the lowest average ciroula-tloB, ijCM, a fact due to the large number of weekly rural aheeta with a few hundred subscrib ers. The C porting papers print 73.E00 copies, which gives them the largest average, 12,230. Close behind them are tbe religious Journals, which average a circulation of 11,708, and aggregate ,7M,3S8. The agricultural press averagea 8.0T3 subscribers, and the "literary" comes next to the religious press, with an average circulation Of 6,808. . It Is the duty of our Diplomatic Corps to keep the State Department fully advised of the strength or weakness of all foreign Powers. Ia pursuance of this duty. Mr. George P. Marsh, Minister to Italy, wrote a not over-11 Altering account of the nature and prospects of that Government. The message was In cipher, but was translated and published w by the blunder of a cleik in the State Department." The Italian Ministry has, of course, been forced to complain of an official proclamation of their Inefficiency, and the probability la that Mr. March will be punished for doing his duty by losing his official head. Thta inexouaable blundering recalls a some w bat similar ease in 1870. Dr. Phillips, American Consul at Santiago de Cuba, sent some offliual reports narrating some atrocities perpetrated by the Spanish authorities. The Secretary published the despatches, and the result was that Dr. Paiilipa.was forced to fly from his post, and saved his' life only by the Intervention of the British Consul. own for the promotion of speed which took p os session of his brain more than fifty years ago. John B. Gone tells the following atorr. thongh the Joke ba at his own expense. Oaea. while on a lecturing tour through .England, ks ;wss introduced to a large audience in those words: t i- . - ; .l"!,ef nd gentlemen rva the 'oner W introduce the dim inirulahea k-etuer, Jotin B. Gough, wh will Mdreea na on the subject of temperance. You know Uiat tenipraanue is thought so be rathoradryeabjeot; Jrat to-uigbt, as we listen to our friend, tbe hnruar . "uvor me noeean, we Bay 'ope to av u mint-da of tanp8oa repeated, and to be refreshed wit water from tbe Jaw bone of a kasa. - - i Francis Yineent, a hard-working mechanic t Cold Brook. N. Y., for 40 years, etraok out of the wilderness with his family two years ago with less than 100 whloh he invested In real estats. near by Hew York City. To-day his purchase Is worth oO0,C0O. it lies adjoining A. T. Stewart's new city on Long Island. " 1 A lady ct the name of Klsne, who behaved very nobly both to French and German wounded during the Strasbourg siege, has lately been awarded the Iron Cross of Germany, by the Empress Angusta. Madam Klsne deo'ined and returned the rteooratiou to Prince Bismarck, accompanied by a letter, la which she aays t I cannot receive an honorary distinction from Vie tasnds of a sovereign wbo has eaned my coantrr asS roy native town to be invsdrd. burnwi, and plondere-L , p bat I did for tbe Oemiaa wounded was only tae effect of the good beart of a Frenchwoman, wbe ean never nudeistaod cruelty to the vanquished, ta invalids, womtn. ana children. Pirate it return this eruts to the impress of Uermanv, it would ba aa ii euit to an Alsatian woman to accept It Evelyn Denison, late Speaker of the British House of Commons, declined, in the following letter to Mr. Gladstone, the pension annually grantee to his official position : Though without uv-pretmsions to wealth, I have! a private fortune which will sntfto. and, for the law years of life tbat remain to me, 1 should be happier In i' rnug umi A Kill lUHi DVIueo to lOHU W-OOUUUT men. John Albert, eldest son ef the Bight Eon. John Bright, M. P., ia in New York. He is de- toribed by the World as a young man of consider able presence, tall, slender, wearing a fujl beard, and ia a typical Englishman. Mr. Bright said his father waa still in very poor health. "Although," said . he, " as long aa he keeps himself in his, re tirement, and aloof from any exoitemenf, he suf fers scarcely at all. He writes his letters and re ceives his friends aa he has alwaya done." In answer to tbe question aa to when his father would be able to resume his Parliamentary - du ces, Mr. Bright remarked : "That la now Jtnd- inuet be for some time very doubtful. His physicians will not permit him to engage actively in politics, and for the present he has withdrawn bia attention from national affairs completely." Mr. Bright and his friend, Mr. Biohard Heaps, are proepeoting an extended tour throughout the United States and Canada. TEE TRIAL OF KAYOS HAIL. The evidence of Andrew J. Garvey makes fearful havoc of the virtuous spirit in which Mr. OakeyHall has heretofore vauntingly demanded an immediate trial. There is no mistaking the fatal, guilty, criminal nature of those fraudulent bills, two-thirds of whose sum was made out for the benefit of Tammany and its chiefs, and one-third as compensation to Garvey for work done for the city. Nor can any American jury shut their eyes to the fact that the auditing of these bills by Mayor Hall, without requiring the usual affidavit of their justice, sufficiently proves the criminal intent on his part. The facts exposed in Garvey's testimony have been " before the people of New York in a less clear and start ling form for four or five years. During all this time there has been a murmur of inquiry, wonder, and accusation, at times hushed almost to stillness, and again revived, like the changing tones of thunder coming from low down in the horizon. Now it would refer to the Conrt House, which was worth two millions to build, and yet cost eight millions. Who got the difference f Again it would refer to the regimental armories furnished on a scale of expenditure worthy of a ducal palace, yet with comparatively little to show for it alL During all this time, Hall, Tweed, Connolly and Sweeny must have seen the spectre walking behind them. Hence the robbery of the vouchers from the Comptroller's office simultaneously with the resignation of Connolly. Now that it is known what the character of these vouchers was, and why they were stolen, the question recurs, Who was the thief f Perhaps the best answer is found in the rumor that, simultaneously with the appearance of Garvey, ex-Comptroller Connolly fled. He, too, like Tweed and Hall, for a time boasted his innocence, and refused even to resign. We really see no refuge for Hall, except in the pardoning power of his friend. Governor Hoffman. The acts already adduced convict him before the great tribunal of pnblie opinion, whatever the jury may say. The remaining retribution of the Tammany leaders is likely to be heavier than many expect. With the revelation of their un doubted criminality must come a reversal of that popular admiration which mistook their success for shrewdness. The mob of New York will grow indignant to find that, where they supposed all was legal acumen and cunning, there was mere naked larceny, such as Five-Points thieves might have committed had they been in power. Woe to the idols of the people when their worshippers are converted! The groundlings now will demand a scapegoat, and Hall and his associates must sacrifice much of their ill-gotten gainato avoid condign punishment. Now that crime is clearly proved, and materials are at hand for convicting the entire Tammany gang, the country will look with absorbing interest to see what will he done with the criminals. Our prisons punish crime severely enough, but they reform orimipala but Indifferently well. Men and women graduate from a penitentiary in a state of mind the reverse of penitent; are free for a few days er weeks, and then go back to their old quarters under sentence for new crimes. One great reason for this, outside the defects in Jail management. Is the difficulty in obtaining employment, with whloh every discharged prisoner meets. Often he Is forced back Into dishonesty. A firm of philanthropists, at Bridgewater, Conn., is doing a good work in counteracting this eviL The firm employs the State convicts, under contract, in some mechanloal employment, and, it faithfully served, . keeps them after their discharge. Tbe plan has only been tried for a short time, but so far it works well. The example is worthy of imitation. Mr. Cramer. Minister to Copenhagen, the pride of our diplomatic service, has managed to get into another difficulty. He ia a German by birth, and has excited the enmity of the Danes ty the display of German tastes and sympathies. The papers complain that he writes to the Minister of Foreign Affairs In German, which is contrary to every principle of offioial etiquette, and that he acts In every way as If he were a Prussian instead of an American Minister. On the other hand, the North Sohleswlg Gazette, German paper, says that this is merely political Indignation, and seeks to condone for Cramer by remarking: " He is a very harmless person, not perceptibly fit for the position he occupies, but not so black as the Danish press paints him." It is gratifying to hear such a nattering testimonial for our representatives abroad. In view of the fact that South Carolina was the hot-bed of the doctrines of State rights and Bute loyalty, it is strange to hear that two of her counties are petitioning to be ceded to Georgia. Of the 123 Representatives in the Legislature, is are said to be above even snspioion of corruption. Eight of these latter come from the two counties in question. Wearied with their lame but ineffectual attempts to stem tbe tide of fraud, and alarmed at the crushing debt that the Legislature has Just made valid, they and their constituents wish to be severed from tbe Palmetto State forever. Time makes all things even. The curse of secession has come home at last. Bepreeentatlve Farwell writes to Charles H. Beed. Esq., that the President is in favor of the Chioago Belief bill. We are glad to learn this fact, for, if the President ia really in favor of the bill, it will soon pass the Senate, and by a very decided vote. It is only a little more than a year ago that the Senate gave a majority of ita vetes in favor of the suffering people of San Domingo merely because the President desired it. Now, If he really desires that the Chicago Belief bill should pasa, it will pass. CEVH.IV A8 a. THiTZaS &X FATE ST " TZ3TZ3." Tbe charges of nepotism preferred against Senator Scburz by the New York Timet, in connection with . tbe appointment of his brother-in-iaw. Mr. Jusaen, to the Collector-ship of Internal Revenue for this district, have brought out a crashing reply from Sir. J n seen, temporarily sojourning ia Europe, which bas already appeared in Tus Tbi bus e. Tbe main charge that agtinst Senator Schnrz is absolutely refuted ; but, having the opportunity. Mr. Jusen has indulged in some reminiscences of his offioial life, the truth of which is not only thoroughly established by places, persons, and date, but they are peculiarly fruitful in . disclosures concerning the revolution of the wheels within the wheels that run the Internal Revenue Department. We purpose to annua to but one of these disclosures, which exhibits Mr. Orville Grant in the light of a "Teeter." The story is an interesting one. Shortly after Mr. Jussen had been installed in his office, he made the acquaintance of Orville and one day was summoned to Orville's store, when, after some desultory conversation, the latter eoollr proposed to the new Collector to defraud the Government, by permitting a certain distillery to run double its registered capacity, in other words, to .collect the revenue on half its actual pro-doct. That Mr. Jussen might not be utterly astonished at the coolness of this proposition, Orville hastened to inform him that . there could be no fraud in such a transaction, urging the disingenuous excuse, that, if he declined, the Government would gain nothing, because it would collect only the revenue on the actual product, and, if he consented, the Government would still get the same amount of revenue. As a clincher. Orville proposed to make everything right in Washington. In fact, Mr. ' Orville Grant, in stating his proposition, put - it spon a purely mathematical and cash basis. His reasoning was very much like that of Mephistopbeles entertaining the students in Faust's chamber: " If this be so and that be so, then the other must be so, also." As far as Orville stated his equation, it was all right, bnt unfortunately one member of the equation was wanting, and that, too. tbe most important of all, the MUie question of fraud. Mr. Jassen, while Mr. Thomas Nast, the special eartoon designer of Harper Werklw, can only be considered an artist In bis faculty of caricature. His penoll Is confined, therefore, to comparatively narrow limits. During the past five years, he has at tempted a wider scope, and at one tims songht t make a reputation in painting, but allot these attempts have proved to be deplorable failures If he is. therefore, to make any reputation at all which will be lasting, it mut be as a earicatur-Ut In this department, Mr. Nast has made some exceedingly happy bits in times past, bu latterly he has been taking a course whlob can only injure himself. To remedy great wrongs and public abuses and private follies by the use or ridicule, when they can bs reached in no other way, is the province of caricature. A far aa Mr. Nast has confined himself ta this rule, be has been snocerarnL But when he degrades his talent by attempting to ridicule public measures which have been Instituted for the publio good, and descends to pietorial personal abase of the authors of these measures, as he has done several times lately in the ease of Senators Trumbull. Sumner, and other membersof Congress, his caricature loses its distinctive character, and become blackguardism. It ia a question whether Mr. fast, whose talents bang upon a single thread, can afford to lower his talents in that way, and whether anch a house as that of the Harpers can afford to allow their periodical publications to be made the vebiele of euoh blackguardism i bnt of this they must be the Judges. The Massachusetts Board of Education elose their annual report with the surireetion that The State authorize all oities and towns having a population of f .009 and more to establish free technical schools." in t!?at state, oat of population, 350,000, or one-sixth, are engaged in mechanical pursuits. For their edueation in their specialties there Is one school, the Free Institute of Industrial Science, at Worcester. This is a fine institution, but needs to be reproduced score of times, in order to give thorough training to all who . need and , desire it. The importance of teohniaal education ia great. In the Exhibtion of 1851, at London, the English workmen exeelled all the others in ninety out of the one hundred departments. In the Exposition of 1867, at Paris, they excelled in only ten. The decrease is imputed to the many technical schorls that had meantime sprung np in Austria, Gantany, Bwltserland, and Belgium. Thi.'npertor enermI education of American workmen has pat them more on an equality with English skill, and. If they ean hereafter supplement this with special training, their superiority la assured.- - m i -1 H T&0mM SPeneer. of Syracuse. N. Y.. is dead. He waa bora in 1798. and lived in Oi wego County until about 1830, aervtag one term in the State Assembly. He moved from there to Syracuse, where he has resided for the last forty-two years, seeing the village pf a few hundred peo. pie oecome a city mi mty tnoosand, and contributing greatly to its gvo wth by his awn efforts. He was one of the first to develop the salt aprlags there, ' and introduced many Improvements into the manufacture of that commodity. i 1848. he represented the elty in the Assembly, Soon afterwards, he visited and reported on ths salt springs of Virginia. His report iadaeed an association of capitalists to invest in these, se FEasONAI A child lately born at Fort Kent, Me., has seven fingers on each hand. The Czar of Russia is noted for his simple and unostentatious habits, and is met dally walking In St. Petersburg. The New Orleans Xepublietui thinks. Olive Logan has the finest head of hair on the continent. The Bui tan of Turkey is a bad financier, and owes to tradesmen in Constantinople, it is said, the snm of 9160,000,000. General Stephen D.Lee, of Mobile, was recently made the recipient of a pair of spurs used by General Robert E. Lee. - Miss M. B. Merriman is the public librarian at Cleveland, at a salary of tl.SOO a year. Seme enterprising collegian has ascertained that the number of Tale graduates in New Haven, exclusive of Professors and officers of the College, is 160. The Dowager Queen of Prussia and the Queen of Saxony are twin sisters, both of whom have lately been living' together for a period at the very ploturesqne Castle of Stolzenfels, on ths Rhine. It is reported in Jacksonville that Reed, ex-Governor of Florida, has been tendered a position on the editorial staff of the Washington Chronicle. The mortal remains of Aaron Burf lie in the graveyard at Princeton, N. J., where, a few years ago, a monument of marble was erected bv ctealth and at night, by whom it is unknown, bur; other unknown persons have mutilated the shaft. General DnBoee, of the Fifth Congressional District, of Georgia, is recognised aa the hand, seme st man in Congress. It is stated by a correspondent of the Atlanta Sun that Yinnie Beam is engaged on a model preparatory to a statue of the handsome Georgian. Three young Americans of from 8 to 8 years of age astonished the natives by playing cut throat euchre ia a window of the Post Office, on Saturday, In Sioux City. rhe Japanese Government has engaged an American gardener and agriculturist named Leu is Boehcer, of Rochester. N. Y wbo recently bailed from San Francisco with a large assort ment of fruit and ornamental trees, which he will plant In that country. ' One of the Windsor Looks murderers, begin, ning to realise what a neglect of common school advantages has brought him to, has oommenoed studying his A B Ca since he arrived at the Hart ford County JaiL . . Little Mary Wonner of York, Peun.. disoov. ered a broken rail la a railroad track the other day, and thereupon swung iter apron to the engineer of an approaching train In so energetic a fashion that he stopped his train, and saved it from destruction. Colonel William B. Roberts, of the Fifth Con gressional District of New York, has tendered a. eadetsbip to the only son of the late General Thomas Francis Meagher, and the young man has arrived In New York to enter the Military Academy at West Point. A yeung lady in Boston recently attempted to eommit suicide in a mannea by no means roman tie. Instead of resorting to opium, charcoal gas parts green, or any other well established end all, she a wallowed a prodigious dose of "Parson's Rat Exterminator ' Mr. Gladstone la famous for his long walks, and, like many other Englishmen, thinks little of performing a pedeatrlaneat ofjten miles, or even twenty, on occasions. j The fortune of Mr. A. T. Stewart, cf New- York, is estimated at between fifty and sixty millions. . John Lay, of Buffalo, arrived from 8t Petersburg, two or three days since, and will return to Russia within a week for tbe purpose of signing papers giving to that Government the right to manufacture bia submarine torpedoes, receiving for the said right the sum of 1M .000. . , Mr. Beet and his wife have been li ring on the Water Works crib, at Cleveland, an winter. Last week Mr. Best oame to the city on the too, and, being taken QL. was unable to return. His wife remained on the crib alone for a week. She has no bad neighbors ta trouble her out there, r The Hon. Peter Cooper, of New York, although in the C9d year of hia age, Is actively en cased every day la the construction of a small vraaelupnaaa Improved pian. Ha ia actually putting Into praciioal operation a theory of his THE SOBTHWE3T. njjicois. Dearon E. 8. Phelps and wife recently celebrated at Princeton the sixtieth anniversary of their wedding-day. Thb Poor-House farm at Bartley Station, on tbe Springfield fc Southwestern Railway, comprising 10 acres, is to be sold by Judge Bentley, commissioner. W. G. Can field, fof Knoxville, recently failed In an attempt to kill himself with a razor. Mr. Carr, of Hennepin, kept for 17 years a gun entrusted to his care for W. J. Moore, of Princeton, and found the owner in February, after several fruitless attempts to restore the property. i JohnF. Roade.of Girard, has sold to a New York drover 6S cattle averaging 1.710, nss. Lovelace, a Montgomery County horse-thief has gone to the Penitentiary for four years. William Gray, of Hadley Township, recently sought out the Collector of Taxes In PILa County, and tendered $130 for taxes rightfully due but not levied. Guy Adams, of Hanover, has sold an ox weighing 1,600 pounds. In consequence of the scarcity of wool, nearly all the operatives of Stolp's woollen mills, of Aurora, are idle. A stock company for the prosecution of the fruit-preserving business, is being organized in Princeton. The divorce suit of Mary Ann Hart e. John Hart, change of venue from Jersey County, is before the Alton City Court. The ease excites great Interest in Jersey and Macoupin Counties, where the parties are well known. WISCONSIN. Captain Edward Soger, ef JaneavUle. has been appointed Chief Engineer of the Wisconsin Cen tral Railroad. At a wedding at Oshkosh, where chewing gum is the only amusement, the bride and groom to show their implicit faith in each other, put theirlarms around each other's waist, and swap - pea cues. The Oshkosh Norfhweetem reports that Frank Hessler, the young mn recently convicted of arson in thai city, made another attempt at aui-cide in his cell st Waupun, a few days ago. Thomas English, of Kenosha, has been com pelled to shoot a valuable horse that had become rabid from the bite of a mad dog. Wild pigeons are plentiful at Bloomington and Franklin. The Bev. Dr. Sice, ofXafayette, among other calls, naa received an invitation to Grand Rapids, Mich., to the Westminster Church, on a salary of 2,600, and an invitation to the Presidency of the 8ynodical Female College, of Northern Indiana, to be located at Logansport, on a salary of 93,000. He ia still holding these invitations under consideration. ' Lafayette is to havs an opera-house modelled after the newly-erected Academy of Musio at Chicago. James Alexander, of Waveland, win be 94 years old the 26th of next May. Five years ago he had 130 grand-children living. The total number of his descendants, including children, grand-children, great grand-children, and great-great-grand-children, is so 0. VICHIGAW. Two children ef Mrs, Maalake, of Detroit, left alone by their mother, found a pair of telssors and six Sis greenbacks in a bureau drawer, and had great amusement for an hour. Julia Johnson, an aged n egress, and her sou have reached Detroit from Richmond, Ya., walking that distance, and camping out nights. On Wednesday morning last, at Lansing, a subscription was started by Judge Fenney to purchase a life-sized photograph of Governor Baldwin, to be placed in the 8tate Library. The amount was soon raised and the portrait put in its place. - Preparations are being made on a large scale for another horse fair at Kalamazoo this year. The utmost care will be taken to make it popular in Ita features, liberal in premiums, and well protected against conduct liable to oensure. Loretta Mann, a compos! ter, formerly of Rome, has graduated In medicine at Philadelphia, and will practice in Michigan. . peat famished steam sufficient to draw a heavy freight train from London to Thorndale In, fir a ruinates' leas time than Is usual, with the ordinary wood faeL Half a oord of wood ta generally consumed in traversing the same diataaee. "' Mr. 8. J. Beaton, of Hartford, recently sold a trio of game fowls to go West for im They were exhibited at the groat poultry show ia St Lewis, and took the special prize of S10S as tha best trio on exhibition. The college boating men are beginning to talk about next summer's regatta. A convention of representatives from the different colleges win be held soon. Neither the Yale nor tbe Harvard crews have been selected yet, but good men in both colleges are training for seats la the boat Amherst, Brown, Cornell, Bowdoin, and Williams will probably send ore we to the races. The principal matter of Interest will be the selection cf a course. Yale will urge the ens at Saratoga, while Harri.m prefers the old one at Worcester. Tbe chief objection that has been urged to the New London course is the lack: of hotel accommodations. Tbe Boyal plate at Windsor, which is kept in a tolerably-sized room and aa adjoining closet, is valued at 1.750,000 sterling! There ia one gold sex vice, formed by George IV.. to dine ISO gueate. .Some pleoea were taken from the (Spanish Armada, some brought from India, Barman, China. There are 80 dozen of plates whloh cost as guineas each plate. This is only a portion of the Boyal wealth of England in this one Item of domestic neetaaity. In the Tower of London are all manner of gold salt-cellars, drinking-onps, spoons, eto , whloh In value represent an additional mill ion or so. John Mure, of Mobile, writes to tbe Regiater : I have bad an opportunity of penning a latter from tbe British Vice consul at Bolivar, and wnicn I hop all tne medical prof santon throughout th South will tke a D(.t of. Am old woman named atarquita or-pblie hss discovered aa efficacious remedy for the yellow fever and black vomit, which has completely cured reveral persois aitor tbe medical men had Ceclared they could only live a few hours. This reiMfCy is the jnloe of the leaves of the vervain plant. hich is obuiued by bruiriog, and is taken in small doses three times a day. Injections of the same Juiee ate also aaminiviered aver two hoars, natii the la-trstiiieS are completely relieved of their contents. Ah tbe medical men there have adopted the use of the tsratdy. . .. . - THE CLERICAL SCANDALS. Alleged Attempt to Bl&ckmiH . Ipiscopal Clergjman ia .Etw York. an The case ot Her. Dr. Huston, - ot Italtimore, Up In Con-ilt) ' ference. Elopement of a Class-Leader of Or. Hustoi't Charch with a Ssaday-School Teacher, MISCKT.I. N3SOTJS. The New Haven Foot Office recently sent ot its twenty-five thousandth money order. Tbe new Church of the Messiah, at Dexter, Me., is heated by steam from the boiler of one of the mills, through pipes which are carried underground a distance of 400 feet, four feet below the surface, In a box packed with waste. Buffalo baa built a new bridge onOhio'atreet 228 feet long, at a eoct of A New Orleans gentleman, after several years of constant labor, has invented a caloric apparatus for street-car propelling purposes. A patent for same has been received by the inventor, who will Immediately proceed to construct and experiment with his apparatus. The Boston, Hartford A Erie Railroad has appeared in a new role in the Boston courts. The company is actually a prosecutor, and the receivers are prosecuting a claim ef tr.eoo against the Adams Express Company, for transporting express matter. . Parties in New York have proposed to furnish the additional anm required for the erection of a aret-clasa hotel in Bichmond. Ya., whenever an amount not less than tlfO.OOO is suoaeribed there. The dwellirr erected by Benjamin Demver. near Kingston, Ulster County, New York, waa built in lesi.of flagstone, and is still in a fair state ot preservation. It is lOOxM feet, and was, in Its time (200 years ago) a grand mansion. ' The Commissioners of the Illinois State House have been ent to Junction and to Manhattan, Kin., to examine the stone of those localities, with reference to ita use in the building or tne new mate House at sprmgneta. It coets nothing to record a mortgage in Bos (is, one dollar In Germany, three dollars ia France, and Ave dollars in Italy. In Turkey no property -owner can give a mortgage on hia real estates When be loans money on it, he has to obtain a permit from the magistrates of bis dry or town, and they see to it that ha pays hia creditor at the appelated time. A Russian emancipated serf cannot sell his property exeeptwhea the whole of the tax-payers in his community allow him to do so. - There now remains bnt little over a hundred feet to be excavated to earry out the original plan of tbe new Water Worka tunnel at Bugalo. Tbe "bole" now extends CM feet under the river, and is being poshed ahead at the rate of two feet and a half per day. All of the rock will probably be out by the 15th of next month. Last week ths workmen drilled nineteen feet, more than they have ever oeiore aocompusaea witnin the same length of time. . , " . Several years ago the Hon. Charles Fairfax In-treduced several live grouse front ths prairies of one of the Western States into California, and set them free in Marin County. The pot-hunters came along, however, and killed them off. The California Aoolimatizing Sooiety has Just received twenty dosena of live Kaatern oaaO, to be let loose in such place or places aa may be deemed meet favorable for their growth and multiplication. - .- - . - : J ; . A very satisfactory trial ef prepared peat fuel was made on Monday last with a Grand Trunk locomotive. One hundred pounds of the tVater-SoppIy. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune; Sot: I have been rather amused by reading a pamphlet entitled "Low Servioe System for the Supply of Water, Applied to Chicago," by Messrs. F. C Whitehonse, G. C. Morgan, C. L, and Wm. Zimmerman, C. E. I have also read the favorable comments of Thb Tslbohb on the same: but, as the experience of editors in pipe-laying is confined to that ethereal kind known as political, and most of which bursts when thoroughly tested, it would be rather uncharitable to oritloise unfavorably their rather limited knowledge of hydraulics, although the same rule does not apply to gentlemen who profess to be water engineers in theory and practice. They start with the proposition that an abundant supply of pare water at a sufficient head is absolutely necessary for the well-being ot every city; which is Just the time-honored way of begging the question. Everybody knows that who knows anything, and I will now proceed to show that their "Low Servioe System " is a full-fledged absurdity, and well worthy of being hatched within the cranium of that greatest of ."negative Illusionists, " George Francis Train. It would cost millions of dollars to introduce this system throughout ths city, aa the main and service pipes would require to be laid from twelve to sixteen leet, in aepta : ana yet. iney tell us the expense would be very moderate. A pump would be required in every house or build-in or to raise the water to the reouired levels. Just fancy a " sucker " in every house. Chioago baa always suffered from a limited number of suckers; but "universal suokerage" would bo unendurable, at least, to our Bridgets and Ka-trinas. who would be sure to get up a revolution against this "primitive Innovation " that would destroy the happiness of every homestead in the citv. We are also told that this water-supply would he important in a sanitary view, for the convenient cleansing of sewers and streets, at a moder ate expense ; out iney ao not ten ns now tue water is to be rawed to do the cleansing of tbe latter ; and we are also left in darkness as to the means they are to adopt in oleaasing tne sewers, which are, of necessity, several feat above their water-head. We are told further that private enterprise, in view of tbe sad lesson of the past, is, in more than one instance, seeking an adequate supply of water by sinking artesian wells, Tnis is true ; but, if artesian wells did not supply water at a big ter level than the Low Servioe System, they would never be sunk at all ; and. In fact, would be utterly useless for the purposes for which they are intended, viz.: the extinguishing of ttree, the cleaneing ot sewers, and other various uses to which an elevated watersupply can be applied. Water costs ns a little over a dollar a head annually ; so that the talk about water rates being toe high is mere boeb,infact we spend fifty times that amount in a year on useless business from which we derive no benefit whatever. It would be a waste of power to make a mule draw a load np a steep bill, when it might as well go by a level read ; but, if there was no level road to reach the objective point, the power would be properly applied in goin g u p the hilL And. since it is absolutely neoessary with us that water should bo foreed to a sufficient height to give a proper supply, there is no waste of power arising from an imrxirfeot juethod ot distributing the water. . li tne water-tower waa more centrally located, the enpply of water would be greatly enhanced, simply because there would not be such a heavy ioea from friction. It follows, then. that, if res ervoirs were erected at a properalevation, within rengonable distance of each other, and properly located, with a capacity to hold a day's supply at cupi'iy in the world. It the engines were worked at nearly their maximum-power day and night, they wvuld pump enough water ia nine months to supply tbe city for a year, supposing there waa amule etorage for the surplus water, and that the pumping-worka were in the same con-it ion that they were before the fire, with one powerful engine added. If our w ater-maina were large enough to over come friction our supply would bo ample, without reservoirs, for several years, until addi-tionalipumping works are required, and here is lust where the loss ot power comes in, in trying to supply consumers through Dioea that have only a quarter the capacity they ought to have. An eight-inch mi hae feur timet the capacity of a four-inch; twetve-inrh hat four timet Vie capacity or a m ,- yet tnere are scores of ml lee of the smaller sizes where the larger ought to have eeea lata, thus illustrating the old story of " penny wise and pound foolish.' And. I might add. that there has been money enough stolen from the alflioied taxpayers during the oast ten vaara bv notittnal rad beats to almost double our water supply by either of the plans I have suggested. It is no proof that a man knows his business simply be-eansehecan get somebodr stunid enoua-h to act aa bis bondsman, and It ia well for the citizens of Chicago tbat scaUawag rule la amnnr the tbe things that were, and that they are likely to get fu'l value for their money ia tbe future. Til ere is yet another means by which a sufficient supply of water ean be obtained, and without any alteration ot our present system of distribution: By placing a tank of auffloient capacity, at a proper elevation, within every private and publio builuing in the elty. These tanks would always be full in tbe morning, and would act as reservoirs for storing np the water not otherwise required at night. This would give the engines a fair snow, and would insure to every one a full supply of water in every emergency. This is the plan adopted ia tbe City of .Edinburgh, Scotland, and I have seen the water-supply there so limited, fourteen years ago, that it had to be shnt off from the city for several bonrs every day during the dry season; but, as the tanks were always filled at night through self-acting hall-ooeks. the citizens got along very well witn a water-supply that would only be a burlesque upon the amount now supplied to Chicago. This is decidedly an age of progress, and Chicago nc b'y leads the van, and I am sore her go-ahead citizens are not going to adopt a one-horse system of water .works, which has not as much to recommend it aa " the old oaken bucket which hangs in tbe well." As a workingman, I have trade water-works a study for years.from a practical standpoint, and this, perhaps, is the reason why I have never had an opportunity to remedy their defects. But, as Thb Tkibunb la an excellent medium for the dissemination of useful knowledge, or the exposing of a humbug, this a wnssivn may be the means of giving to Chief go a water-works tbat will be the ne ptut ultra ft perfection, tbe pride of her citizens, and the admiration of the whole world. Very respectfully, yours, Jambs Ftrik, 724 Cottage Grove avenue. Chicago, March 7., Tbe New Tsrk Oaoo. From tbe Kew York Heraid, March s. Yesterday af ternoou, at haif-past3 o'clock, considerable stir was created in the Tombs Police Conrt by tbe appearance of Superintendent Kelso and ether ofnoera, having in charge a fashionably drconod yonng Lady, accompanied by Mr. Dolalield Smith, and Wm. i . Howe. Gloomy and solemnly looking also appeared Mr. Llbridge T. Gerry and KevDH Abraham B. Carter, pastor of the Church of our bavior (Protestant Episcopal), in Twenty-fifth street, between Madison and Lexington avenues. The lady was dressed in a black silk, flonnce dress, heavy rich velvet oloak, trimmed with lace, and bine hat, with a pearl-colored - veil. She seemed very demure and excited, evidently frightened, as Judge Dowling took bis seat in the examination room and formally commenced reading tbe charge on which she had been arrested. A Herald reporter conversed with her for a few moments on the subject of her arrest ; bnt she so persistently continued to call in the name of her counsel, as though it were a shield, that the reporters humauo intentions of giving her a cbanoe to put in a response to the subjoined affidavit were frustrated by hercelf. In Conrt yesterday Mr. Carter looked crave, solemn and in every way becoming; a Christian clergyman, and, indeed, the young lady alM) behaved herself with commendable grace and modesty, an odd tear, forced or therie, at times rolling down her cheek. She was very anxious not to have her name appear in tbe morning papers, and implored her counsel, Mr. William F. Howe, to beg of the reporters not to do snch a thing. The burlv arm of the creat criminal law ver was seized by the young lady with foroible vehemence as she made this request, and Mr. Howe, of course, characteristically sanguine, aesnrcd ber tbat her name was certain to be " cooked" out to please ber. It was said by her own counsel tbat Miss Couch took a most unwarrantable license in using the names of three gentlemen which appear in the letter appended. So far as the examination yesterday was concerned, nothing was elicited as evidence in tee case. Judge Dowling had scarce commenced the reading of the affidavit when tbe defendant's counsel put their heads together, and, after the conference, Mr. Hwe informed the Court the counsel on bothsides bad agreed tbat the papers need not be read, and then moved that the case be adjourned until some day next week. Counsel for the plaintiff said he was ready to go on with the examination then and there, but that he should not oppose an adjournment. The Judge decided that he would adjourn the further hearing of thecaae until Monday next, at 10 o'clock a. m. The question then a rote as to the disposal of the vonng lady ; for would it not be cruelty to so nice a young female to put her, for three or four days and nights, into a cold, damp, nasty cell, and sicken her with the foal atmosphere of a prison on a swamp f Judge Dowling. wboe heart has a soft vein in it, albeit 'tis hard as adamant when it beats ia the presence of thieves, swindlers, andjsooundrelsof all sorts, looked at this " bead bowed down" in tbe vicinity of Messrs. Smith and Howe and told these gentlemen to become respon sible for their client's appearance on Monday next. Mr. Howe immediately took charge of the lady, whisked her out of court in a minute, and soon returned, effulgent as usual, brimful of gossip about the caaa, tbat without a particle of useful information in all his "yarn." Tbe essence of the defence has been gleaned from the officers who made the arrest, to whom the told her story. It seems tbat Mias Couch made the acquaintance of Bev. Or. Carter about two years and a half ago. The officers say that she alleges against the clergyman very many naughty things, and one thing in particular, which is of verv serious moment, if true. The money she asked for, she says, was simply demanded in consequence of the alleged intercourse, and was not at all in the way ef blackmail. The facts which she alleges in justification are to be adduced in testimony before Julge Dowling, and need not here be stated. The case, of course, is transcendentally sensational, and must naturally cause much pain to many innocent persons ; but now, that all tbe facts on both sides are necessarily to become pnblie property, the fight, be it ia defence or for revenge, promises to be interest ing as snowing a pnase of me, unhappily not altogether unheard of. The following is the affidavit made by the Rev. Dr. Carter before Judge Dowling, at the Tombs: - First District Police Court. Srate of New York, City sad County of New York, ss : Abraham B. Carter, of 1(3 Lexington avenue, in said city, being duly sworn, depaaea and aays tbat en the SSth dav of Febrnarv. In thn T.nntv of Kew York, onemma K Conoh did feloniously and knowingly send and deliver to him. said Abraham B.Carter, and did make and for th purpose of being delivered an4 aet, did part with the possession of a certain letter and writing with tbe name of Emma Coonh eubeoribad thereto, threatening therein to accuse Min. tbe said Abraham B. Carter, of a certain crime punishable by law, to wit the crime of suber-nation ef perinry and also of a certain other crime to wit, the crime of fraud in procuring her. tbe said Emma R. Couch, to wrtia (an alleged) false statement, and assign the same, and further to do an injury to the person and property of him, the said Abraham B. Carter, which said letter and writing was and is in the words and figures following, to wit : at own a r nowsuia. I - DB. Cactwb : I wne'nrstaad from tbe partv Mat saw you that you will not give me a hundred ech month, ss you promised ; al-o, be says you do not believe that I have been South. Welt, sir, it matters little to mo what y oa do cr what you do not believe, and von seemingly care bnt little for what I say. Yon tbmk me alone in Kew Yark. withent reputation and without friends, ah I Dectr, you are greatlv mistaken. I could mention circumstances connected w ith those whom you know stand higher in tue social scale among these clergymen ef your own erred, and wbo have alwava - known me n lead a perfectr repectftil life. I have consulted with two eminent divines hare, but will not take their advlcav Am going to teUyoownatl wtii1 do. In the arst place if you refuse v gtva ma the money uuo the 1st of February and March (and l am ot anxious you snon Id, for revenge is swst-.t), and I care not wnat your friends have advised or your law- Jer sail). I defy you. Idefvthsm Let thnm gt t sdge Barnard or to X. DelaSeld Pmtth if thev wish to know who I am. If tl ey doubt what I say let them go to Lit. Van Buren, on af adison avenue ; er Dr iilKtt. la Forty-second street, who havo kindly taken me in their families, their wives and daughters setting np nights and taking care of mo. I went to tbcm no stranger, I got tired of being nam-augged by quacks In Bieeker street, where yoa sent me. and went to those that knew ma and my family They overlooked ny disgrace, and did all theyeeuid to help me, and will now stand by ma until I am laid in my grave. If youwlahto see ssaat any of their hetuea you ean do as. As sure as there Is a O-hI In heaven, true as there ia a helL to wbloa yonr sonl wilt be sent. I do here swear that it another Sabbath dawns npon tfeia earth and yea go to preach In tho chnrch ynn have dehied in such filthy ways. I will go separately toeachonaof v ur eongreganon an-t b-U them of yonr promises, and hsw ja gat me to write a false statement and sign it. Also I have two letters which I bad left In CennM-ticut at my aunt's, which yoa wrote, telling sao wkeretomeet yon when I wsa living in lxmton avenue. It will cot be necessary to bring stronger proof of truth than roy laoo. pee uiai in ine epitome. tion ef the purity ef the Chnroh, aa well as justice to Dr. Huston, requires an investiga tion. ; ' " - . Mr. Rogers. Yea, sir, that is my opinion. ' Bishop Paine. Brethren,' wo are bound to regard three charges as baseless nntil they nave been proven in the proper way. Mr. Roarers. It is bnt lost to Dr. Huston te say that he invites and demands an inves tigation. Bishop Paine. Dr. Hoston is here himself. Has he any remark to make at .this stage of tne proceedings w Dr. Hoston stepped forward to the space In front of the Secretary's desk, and, faciog the conference, a boko a tew woras tn a singularly calm and unembarrassed manonr. He said that beyond what tbe Presiding Elder bad already stated ha had but two re-maika to make, and they did not relate to tbe avalanche of.angniah that bad oome upon him, bnt to the circumstances under which he bad left the city. When the slanderous story was tint made pnblie, there was an instinct that prompted htm te save bis wife and daughter from the mortification and sorrow that it would bring npon tbem, and for that reason be thought best to take them bejond the reach or tbe slanderer's breath; aud- then, warming np into something of his accustomed glow of feeling, be continued : I shall wait until I havo ben fully vindicated before) this Conference, and from that hour until the last day my . "6 1 Bn!1 be in pursuit of the mn ttiat blietered tbat dang liter's cheek with febaroe and atabbed that wife to the heart." JJr. H ntiton went on to aay that bo had kept all the slanderous stories concealed from bis family, and they knew nothing of them rtntil last week. A friend writing from MenipLin to them mentioned then. 1 hey do not believe them." said Dr. Huston, "and in their presence I defied ail my acensers, as I do now." He then asked leave to recall the letter of withdrawal which bad beu placed in the bands of the Presiding Elder. He said that it had been drawn np by a brother, and he bad signed bis name to it under oirctim-etsncea tbat did not permit due redectiou. When Dr. Huston had resumed his seat Dr. Munsey arose and moved tbat the matter lie referred to the Presiding Elder of the East Baltimore District, with instruction to call a court, and proceed to an immediate ana thorough investigation. Dr. Muniey said, in corroboration of what Dr. Huston bad stated, that he (Dr. Munsev) and Mr. Magrnder had advised him (Dr. Huston) to leave tne city. A question was here asked as to whether tne trial oy tne Church must await the issue of a civil trial likely to be institut- Bishop Paine replied there con Id bo no trial nntil the next Conference. The object in ordering this Committee is to prepare for trial. It will be in the province of thi Committee to suspend the accused if they fiiHl mm guilty, until the Conference meets. An amendment was then offered to the pending motion, to the effect that it is the Christian judgment of this Conference tbat Dr. Huston should, in the meantime, desist firm all ministerial functions. Bifhop Paine. I think tbe effect of an ar rest of character is to work a discontinuance of all efhoial action on the part of the ao curea. The amendment was not pressed. A brother here remarked : "I hope the x icBiaiDg jiaer win coneiaer one word in the reooiution the word 'immediate.' I think tbat Dr. Huston's character and tbe purity or tne Church alike demand the em' pbftKizing of the word immediate.' " There was considerable debate as to whether the matter shonld ba ret erred hack- To tne Presiding i.lder. or whether the Con ference shonld proceed to investigate the charges forthwith, and determine whether there was sufficient grounds on which to briDg charges in regular form and order a trial. Rev. A. w. Wuoon raised the point that the reference to tbe Presiding Elder was not in accordance with the form of procedure prescribed by the Book of Discipline, and cited a section from that authority to show tbat where charges affecting tbe character or a minister were brought to the attention of the Conference during its session, it was uounu to proceed to an investigation, lie argued that an investigation by a Presiding x.iuer was an aa tworxm proceeaing, which was only legal when there was no higher tribunal in act ual session, which could assume jurisdiction, inquiry was again made as to what would do tne status ox JJr. iiuslon pending this investigation. The Bishop answered, while his character was nniier arrest, he neither would nor ought iu atieoipT. to exercise ciencai unties. Rev. A. W. Wilson moved, as a substitute for Dr. Muneey's motion, that a Committee te appointed at once to investigate tbe matter a fleeting the character of Dr. Huston, and ascertain whether a trial will be necetsary. In arguing this motion, Mr. Wil son raised1 the point tbat after tbe adjournment of this Conference, the Presiding Elder of the Esst Baltimore District will have no jurisdiction over Dr. Huston, unless he is sent back there and nut in soma official relation. The answer ef the Bishop to this point was not very ciear nor very eaiiviactory. Rev. Dr. Register spoke iu farorof Mr. Wilson's subst itute. He said. that, the honor and purity of the Chnrch demanded an immediate investigation. Should a Committee be sent to Baltimore, there is no telling wbst influences may be brought to bear on them before the meeting of the next Conference. We cannot know what witnesses may be deterred from testifying by social j rue-tore or by threats of civil prosecution. The prestige of a popular minisbrr and powerful friends may smother an investigation. The Chnrch has snfiered a wound, the depth of which no one can telL It cannot subsist on the popularity or the eloquence of its preachers. It is its spotless purity that commends it to all men. After further discussion, which turned on tbe construction of certain sections of the Discipline, Mr. Wilson's substitute was carried, and the Committee ordered. The Bishop named Rev. Norval Wilson. Rev. John Landutreet. and Rev. Wm. . Baird. This Committee will pass npon such testimony ss is laid before it, and report as to whether a trial should be ordered or not. and the not of the tongue, but mtsa. ng the mam arteries. WhiU Ukl!f: was going on Miss Pnrdy had r un & . bouses of several of the neighbors a?J alarmed tbem. The first outo reh th. .-p. " iT-niw-y uimseif as nmnlr ly as possible, and followed Mis. Vra Jw tha bona. Hha r..h.H i. ." KTaTlT t She reached it fir-V.-V"". I' " JV JT j , "o a -.taenia Hiss Pnrdy, and, seizing her by the hair of the bead, threw ber down on the ground. Mr Van Oradall coming no at this time, ho k Docked the brother down, and aftr another struggle, managed, with the 'heln of bis young son and Miss Purdy, to secure the madman. But it fiok thoir united strength to hold him, aid tbey feared that' Mrs. Conkling would bleed to death before other help could arrive. At length, however, more of the neighbors came. George was tied, and Mrs. Conkling was eared for. 8 he had made hr way into the boose after receiriug bee wounds, and the sister knowing tbat tli betiding was on fire, was afraid that i. Itiother and sifter would be burned up, but tbe flames were soon extinguished, aud all danger from tbat source waa averted. In the course of the morning an ofheer arrived from Marlborough about a mile north of the scene of the tragedy and C,nnra u. hardecflcd. lie went to bed and ref iihH say a word to any ooe. bat lay in tbs bed at if asleep. To-morrow be will be taken to ths State Hospital at Poaghkeepaie. A JEALOUS HUSBAND'S HEVESTdE. Hjpei borraai triticeal ce. : Little Tbavxbsb, Mich, March . lb the Editor of The Chicago Xrifrwng'r Tbe weather thus far during March has been bright and cold in these parts. The thermometer this evening indicates 8 degrees below aero. I was at Mackinac a few days ago.' The ice was about two feet thick in the Straits. Men and horses were passing back and forth between that island and Beaver Harbor. I saw an Indian from the North Shore on the 3d- Ho reported coavy Uso op towards Green Bay. There was no water In sight at fcrlen Arhor last week. I think there is ao question bnt there is more tee at thin -nd ttt Lake Michigan on the 1st of March than has been known for many years, and it is still making. xnere m oeiog some wooa got out at tnis Tomt thin winter, rather more than usual, but, as near aa I can learn, it is the only place that is doing so. Grand Traverse i" behind in both shipping sad propeller wood. Pine River will havo about fwe-i bims of tile quantity sold last season. Beaver Harbor, about S cue cord. Cross Villa will havo about the same, 2.000 propeller and 1 roe shipping. Glen Arbor. Glen Haven, Port Oneida, Manitous, . Dune!!, and M tckinaw City, all short. Good . Harbor will nave about the aauM aa last year. The ranee has been scarcity of choppers. Tbe lumbering people have paid such high prions for men tbat nearly all the white anon havo gone into lumber ramps. Tbe snow in the woods in this county (Emmet) is onlte deep, and too Indians nroDhesv a wood maple engar season. There is very little snow ago ia otear ssa sou a. C Lt tafim juk to sexton if he remembers me. Ask him if be evr eesio any eonversaMnn in recant to von. As long as I live and am able to take a step or hold a pea I will not let von alone. Your wife aad children shali sea whst you have made me. mmi Couch. With the view and inient then and there, by meana of the said threatening letter, as aforesaid, sent, delivered, made, parted with, and subscribed, to extort and gam certain money and rnoperty belonging to biro, the siid Abraham B. Cat ter, against the form of the statute in snob case made and provided. Wherefore the eoto-piainant prays tbat tbe said Emm R Conch may be arrested and dealt with according to law And tbe said Abraham B. Carter deposes and says tbat one Jnbn Smith, before the Said felony was pommiuru, in lurm ana manner aforesaid ST to wit: oa the - nmt day of Feb ruary, - In the year aforesaid, at tbe ward, city, and county aforesaid, did feloniously and aialioiAiis'y Incite, move, procure, and counsel her, and command the said Emma K. Conch, tbe sold felony, in manner and fotm aforesaid, to do and eommit acaioat the trm of the statute ia such cases made and provided. - - - Wherefore, the said Abraham B Carter further prays that tbe said John Smith may be ar-restea and dealt with according to Uw. A. B. C.tSTSB. ' Sworn before me, thm M day of Mrch, 187. J. Dowtjko. Police Justice. The warrant for tbe arrest of Miss Conch was placed in tbe bands -of the police officers on Tuesday last. Miss Coush had called at Dr. Carter's bouse on Tuesday morning, and was to return in the afternoon. Jast as she bad left the house in the afternoon the officers politely told her that she was a prisoner. She was then taken to Police Headquarters, where she remained nntil Wedaea-dav afternoon, when her eonnael secured her liberty by becoming responsible for her appearance yesterday morning. Miw Couch says she is a school teacher by profession. A Class-leader of lr. Hoston 's Chnrch Elspts with ay.etchoel Teacher. From ths Baltimore Journal-John W.Sel by, a prominent commission merchant and a member and class-leader of Trinity M. . Church Sooth, has long been enamored of a Miss Ada Turner, a Sunday-school teacher in the same chnrch- The lady in question. Miss Ada Turner, is also a Principal of a primary school, and, although quite intelligent, it far from being handsome. However, other women than those considered pretty possess a strange infatuation over the other sex. Such was the esse with Selby. There waa something snout suss inrner unusually attractive to his eyes and heart, and so great was tbe fascination that it was a matter to him of impossibility to suppress it. At last he whiepered into the ear of bis inamorata, the passion that burned within bm, and of course told her that his existence would be miserable withont having hr as a worldly companion by his side. Before the elopement, however, their love was exchanged in a manner not recognized either by the law of Ood or man. The flight of the spiritual adviser, Huston, no doubt, brought them to reflect upon their criminal luiimacy, ana as tne lady was in a verv delicate condition, the parties, no doubt somewhat alarmed at the present public sentiment against snch illicit intt coarse, tied from the city, and the man Selby from hBrting and highly esteemed family. Ibis man (Selby) was a member of the V commission house m this city which ranks among the most substantial and best, Its credit stands high, aud tbe gentlemen comprising tbe firm move in the mrmt refined and polished circles f society. In tbe Church John W. Seihy was looked upon as a leader and highly efficient member, and being so promicent. his attentions to Mi-ai Ada Turner were frequently observed aud commented npon. - SESFEBATE STRUGGLE WITH A MANIAC. A Kens s ted Siaio oa the ice. " Mas! Bags. " To the JEdUor of The Chicago Tribune .- Bnt : On yesterday, at or near the corner of Twenty-sixth and Halsted streets, a boy was bitten by a dog having every appearance of being mad. Officer Plant was passing by at the time. and pursued the dog. and, after nrrng several shots, succeeded tn killing hint. It has been the custom heretofore, whenever there waa war declared against the canine family In - this city to give publio notioe tn the shape of a proclamation by the Maror. Then the dogs or their owners understand, aad im nogs aisappear ao tnat tno pouos-toroo Cannot find them until tbe decree or war ia ended. Then they come forth, take possession of the Seid and claim victory. Now. why cannot the polios force be era powered and lastruoted to carry on an indiscriminate destruction of ail dogs found running at large within the city contrary to the crciaaaee ; for experience has proven that, under ths present mode of warfare, wo will never get rid ef the groat evil aad publio nuisance. . A ClTlZKS. Chicago, March s. , ;t Ths Bail Unas re Ca warrentos, Va. (March tn, Deavatca to the Cincinnati Commercial. - The case of the Rev. Dr. Huston, against whom there are grave accusations, came up this morning, after the usual introductory exercises had been concluded. Bishop Paine announced that the regular order of business would be proceeded with, the twentieth question: 'The character of L. D. Huston, East Baltimore District, Is there arjything against himt" - - Tbe Presiding Elder, the Bev. Samuel Rogers, rose and said: Tho Conference is aware tbat grave rumors affectipg the character of Dr. Huston have been widely circu lated. The occurrences which gave nse to them took place during my absence from the city. When I returned, on Monday evening, I found that Dr. Hasten had made his arrangements for leaving the city. He went away on the following Wednesday, and there was no time er opportunity for making an n-wtwtivatinw lwtfnrw hia rieinartnre.' - Bishop Paine. Do I understand there has been no investigation of these charges, either official or informal f Do they rest entirely on rumors aad newspaper publications, perhaps sensational f Mr. Rogers. There bas been no investigation by my order. , . . , . Bishop Paine. Do yon think the vindica- IMaraler of Two Baltic for Life. Fooghkeepaie (March 7) Corresponoeacs of ths New xwa vtorai. A terrible affair happened near Marlborough, Ulster Conn tv. tbis morning at the bouse of George William Pufciy, who resides seven miles north of New burg, near the iirat ttanMnd place. While laboring under temporary insanity. Mr. Purdy made a desperate attempt to murder bin two sister. He r-tit.d w ith his mother. Mrs. Phut-be Purdy, nd bis sister, Mrs. Eliza Purdy. He was ill from an epileptio attack, and partially deranged. Another sister. Mrs. Anna Conkling, spent tbe night at tbe homestead to atsiet in taking care of her brother. The three ladies occupied a bed on the floor of rne sitting-room. luray slept in a room cpenifig into this room. At 4 o'clock this morning George entered tbe room occupied by the ladies, and stopped the clock, saying that its ticking annoyed him and prevented his sleeping. A few minntea after return ing to bis loom he again entered the sitting-room and threw himself flat on the floor and remained motionless. The sisters took him hd and laid him on their bed, and then went info his room and occupied his bed. The mother remained with him. In a few minutve he started np from the bed, seized a tiro-ahovel. and went to the room where tbe sisters were. Opening the door he shouted: I m miog to kill you both. The next place 1 will meet von is at tbe bar of God," and commenced striking them on tho head with the shoveL Then throwing that down ho seized each by thm throat and tried to choke them to death. ift trrih!ei erruggle thev freed thom. reives from hia grai-p and escaped to the I sitting room- no lotiowea inem ana tbe struggle was renewed. The stovo was overturned and the-house was set on fire. At length the sisters succeeded ia breaking away from the maniac. Miss Pnrdy running ont of the front door, and Mrs. Conkling starting tor a rear door. Purdy pursued the latter, and having got a razor out of the bureau drawer, overtook her jast as she g it outside of tbe door. Here another terrible struggle took place, the madman endeavor-wg to cut his sister's throat, and she battling for life. Is the effort te get the razor from him she received two cuts, one in the right arm, just missing tbe main artery, aud the other in the band, bnt ho drew the raeor across ber throat, making a ter-nble gash, laying bare the - windpipe . Wife- Heeka a Divorce, mm Is Hbot Twies-Tse 91 a a AueasgtM ejaicido aad mortally WsasSa IIass-ir. From those Lamia BepnUlcan. March t. A man natiMtd (Jnarlna H. iiutkliu. waa has been leading an idle lite for tue last to years, and whose marital relations wore fr irom harmonious, determined last night t- ;iivb uiniauii itom further trouble ami avenge hia supposed wrongs bv reaortiug to tbe pistol, and succm-ried iu fatally woiiui-lng bimt-elf, and probably fa ally his wife. Parties, passing down Fifth street will have noticed a high aud moderately pretentious house standing out from adjoining ones, on the east side, between Myrtle aai Ppruce, No. 313. It has been occupied a boat four years by Bnrklin and bit wife, wuo rented rooms to gentlemen who boardel elsewhere. The shooting took plaoe in the kitchen, on tbe first floor of this building. Bnrklin, it appears, had been chronical'y jealous of his wife, aud had been so abusive that she determined to separata front him. Id the morning she went to tint oft of Mr. Manithe Hilton, Third and Olira strtets, to hsve a divorce suit institute!, and finding the office closed, she wrote on a elate banging at the door : I called at your onlce to see you on business. Two o'clock. rMus. BUkKUM. 'She went away and while absent fro rn borne her husband divined ber purpe and went in search of her. He proceeded to the fhee of Mr. Hilton and also found it closed. His excitement was intense, and it is presumed be saw the writing on the slate, and interring that it meant that his wife had intended to call again at 2 o'clock, and it being then alter that time, be proceeded to effect an entrance into the room nnder the supu -union that Mrs. Uurklin was there. Us broke in the door. smaahed several windows, and had the satisfaction of gor.tiug into th vacant office. His violent conduct attracted tbe attention of Mr. Boyle, who bas a 4iiceintbe same building, and, while tho latter was remonstrating with him. Mr. Hil ton came in, and, seeing tbe extent of tiio damage, Mr. II. was naturally much annoyed, but waa more surprised when Burkltn demanded his wife. Air. Hilton had not uwn ber, had not seen the writing on the slate. ana conia rot can to mind who she was. JonrkJin became a little calmer, and airmail to pay for the repairs ho had rendered noes- frary. tie left without paying, however, and then went to purchase a nistol. Thin wan about 4 o'clock. At abont half-past 7 a messenger came running to the Chestnut Street Police Station, and announced that iiorklia badfchot bis wile and children aud killsl himself. An Officer waa imroMdiatMlr unt ts the place, and, in conjunction with the man on that beat, found a partial verification of th" report. W hen Mrs. Bnrklin returned home in tho afternoon She told Ons of the ventlernn rooming tbers that she had ato.xl ber husband's treatment long enough, and hai gone to an attorney to get a divorca. hut had found the office closed, and was to gn th-ro the next dav. It is stated that when Mr. nia.iin returned he asked her where she had been, and she said to her mother's in tba alley, between Tenth and Eleventh aud Biddle and O'Fallon streets; tftat aha had also been to see her brother in Gray's feed store, and that they advised ber if thev could not get alonar happily together to separate. Sums other conversation oecnrred. he aavinir that ha would settle tbat matter, and again charging ber with unfaithfulness. 7 ho Khootmg took nlaco in the kitchen aa before stated, and was precipitated by ths refusal of Mrs. B. to go to the theatre. K My Bncklin. a smart bov of 11 vara, son of tha couple, was in the room at tbs time, and af terward cave a straightforward statement of the a flair. There wore also in ths kitchen at the time Mrs. Hark I in. mother of Mr. Barklin, '- her grandchildren, Clara and Willie, Margaret, a domestic, and tne un nappy mistress of the House. Bnrklin asked hia wife to s-n to thn thea tre, and. she declining, ba draw a Kham'n small-sized fonr-sbooter, and, exclaiming "Take that." levelled it and bred it inatan. f aneonslv. She waa sittinar on a stool at nnm side of the cooking-ranee at the t.i ss ebe tried to eapo, her husband yelled, Take another one," and fired again. Tbe shots bad both taken effect, bnt the lady succeeded in fleeing from the room. Art- otner shot was tired at tier, but failed to hit her, and Bnrklin, knowing that be had bnt one cartridge left, placed the barrel to bis forehead, lired. and tum bled into a corner. People caino in, lifted bim -n to a lounge, and sent for medical gentlemen. Meanwhile, Mrs. Bnrklin had gone to the second floor, and her screams and pietol-shots had aroused the wbole house. 8li ran into a room occupied by Messrs. Leslie and Henry Msrmadnke; tbe door was barred, in fear of Bnrklin. and the wounded woman waa conducted into a parlor rented bv General Marmsduke. Doctors Hammer, Moore, and Dudley soon st rived, and the part ire were attended, to. But klin's wonnd was found to be nearly in the centre of the forehead, and efir J robing it without finding the bullet. Dc lamnier declared that it had penetrated about seven inches into tbe brain, aud would necessarily bo fatal. Barklin could talk, but did not say anything about the matter, and be was excited. It was apparent that ho had been drinking. A suggestion was made that he be sent to the City Hospital, bnt it was decided that he should stay where he was. Mrs. Bnrklin had received two wounds, one in tbe right side of the chest near ttio stomscb, and the other in tbs abdomen. It was thought best not to examine them tn cloeely at that time. It was thought that ine nail, wmch entered the abdomen, ha- glanced oft, and not penetrated the inner membrane. Hopes of her recovery were expressed. Tbe shooting occasioned great excitement in the vicinity, and nnmbers of the friends of the parties crowded the house. Mrs. Bnrklin, Sr.. who hail, with the domestina, ran from tbe bouse at the first shut, returned, and tbe former cluug about her son, and was so agitated tbat tbe bad to lie taken away. Sergeant Jenka stationed polio officers in tbe honae with instructions not to admit visitors, and to secure quiet jv the wounded Bnrklin is a man BS years of age, and about two years ago kept a confectionery ewtab-liehment at Sixth and JMvrtie streets. Eras so far back as that time, one of the gentlemen in the house said ber husband appeared jealous of ber. About six weeks ago he had an attack of delirium tremens, brought oa by drinking, and he was sent to the City Hospital bv the police, on the application ot his wife. He came out of there, and, having been active iu ward politics previously bo concluded that bo would be an Independent candidate for Alderman tor tbe Fif ih Ward, on that there is now one less in the field. Ho had boon seeking support for that object. Mrs. Bnrklin ia spoken of as a woman af irreproachable character, and the aoauxa-tious of her husband are not credited by those who are acquainted with her. Gra-ley. Mr. Graelev fa enldvatnig tbe laeonios la tho eoi reepundt-neo of his niauirer years. Ao,uarrat eccurrt-d betaeen two Kansas editnre a to w bether H. O. had said that he would notaaa-prt Grant if nominated- Tbe matter was ro-fr-rred to tho Tribune philoopher, who thus replied : - vrma-m, X UUa. SD. Z 1872. SS. BOkiOl GkESLCT. pyom the St Louis Republican, March . The above is from the Democrat of yesterday. Doubtless the answer wen Id havo boon the same if Greeley had been asked if hs he! said he woM&f support Grant if nominated. Hut if our content porarv lada t ha aiv u card showing "there is no division in the Republican ranks," we can take it in with a trump of tbe Mime auit. The subjoined is seven dsys later : " r.. o . fr.w Town:, Feb. , IS7J. MAI Bin : T am not for Grant if there ia air help for it, aa I trust trmr mow oa. Bend all j on ean to Onriaaari Oon ventlon. and 2,U'.,SrU vKw Y-rk will bo laravlyrooro: J. N. BoTD. EqM Chi! Moot te. Mo. Aaieebitof goaslplo now afloat la the European conns which place one ot tne peter lae nan princelings, the Prince of Behwarabarg-Rodolfstadt. in a very rtdinubnas poaitioa. This prraonaae, it appro, wan span the point of being married to a PrineHsa in North Germany, when a young Prussian onuntMis atpp4 In ami prodneed a written promise f marring whist tbe Prince bad given her. The result was the Ptinreos, becoming enraged, cancel 14 her gagement. and unceremoniously dlanalaaed her suitor, at whom, of course, everybody is now tana-bins' bsr-llv. A CUita nPKBIll.V IK fscted Ia order ft almna no. MAM'8 A wth US OOKB within ton reaon. of ovary i amtetea ita aatama. ui price naa tuna ra BuK. BVDUlL IS Mmu NJ sees frso. Address 8. O. V, PH AM. St Boat ASTHMA! HABftt A WTH MA mm afmeted ii dueod w0 seats uiv. . ma f i ., A EighUi-st. PhUartalphla. Pa. Bold far a

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