Sedalia Daily Democrat, May 25, 1875

Sedalia Daily Democrat

May 25, 1875

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Sedalia Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - May 25, 1875, Sedalia, Missouri is fty'j-nut, by nan iiu in a (XI Per moult, oy maU v 09 by Carrier, In tbecJty, per JOHX D. JEFFERSON CITY. The Constitutional Windy Speeches. AM for the Snfferers. [Special to the Democrat.] Jefferson City, Slay 24, 1875. The coBYenHoo opened with prayer. Leave of absence was asked tor and granted to Messn. Lackland, McCabe, and Taf lor of Jasper. Mr. Crtws offered a petition from the citizens of Franklin county ask- ing the Convention to provide for Aft election of Governor every four yean and for the assembling of the Legislature not cftener than oace in four ears. Mr. ILde introduced a. petition from the citizens of Livingston coun- ty asking the incorporation of a pro- Tukm i i the Constitution pro- hibiting persona vrho da not pay tax- es from Toting taxes upon those who pay the that the issuing ot bonds by any township, city or county except by two-t hi rds major- ity of the tax The then pray that minors bo albwed to vote hy guardi- an or power of attorney without ref- erence aex. The petitions were referred la ap- propriate committees. 9 Mr. Broadhead was granted leave of absence. Upon motion of Maxey the then went into Lorn rait- tuaha mwradt A. OVKIMTMSIWO VOL. IV. 8EDAL1A, MO.. MONDAY MORNING, MAY 25, 1875 NO. 124 be inserted from oho to ate fc'raw; at the of insertton; from six to tines, eight ilao, each inserttoa twelve Urn? and thereafter, ftvo cents per iin> tnaertiou. i Wo local notice will be inswtsd Jbr than ttfty cento. Zxxmt aotioes ordered published, wdsre no time Is agreed upon, will bi continued until forbid anil caarged ia ancortlance with above rates. wg particulars A fttr to a brief but pointed discourse by the Kev. Mr. Prottsmaii, Secretary of the State Board of Equalization, an organization was effected by tbe election of Gar. Hardin as chair- man, and E. A. Nickerraan, mem- ber of tho Convention from Johnson county, as Secretary. Hon Bhackelford offered the fol- lowing resolution WHEREAS, we are assured from sources deemed perfectly reliable that in some portions of our State the people are in a destitute condi- tion, and that the charitable in the immediate locations a re unible to ex- tend immediate relief: That while the district of country it extatii in ta circumscribed in liruilg, and the ple are heroically struggling 'to re- lievo tberaselfes, yet withal, actual want exists, and temporary aid is ivnperiUTcly demanded. There- fore, be it resolved by this assembly 1. Thai UM> people of this State when tbey meet on the 3d of June next, in obedience to tbe Governor's) call, be requested, as far as ability and charity prompts, to make dona- tions-in aid of our suffering bars. 2. That the Governor be request- ed to appoint some discreet persons to receive and distribute the dona- tions among the destitute people. 3. That alt persans diseosed to extend .immediate aid be requested to forward their donations for distri- bution, to the person? appointed by the Governor. 4. That committees be appointed by the people in the various count- ies of the State, the purpose of collecting and forwarding the con- AFTER THE RAILROAD. [Prom tbe Can County Time's, Estra-3 The Missouri Pacific Railroad taxes line county 1858 Is aboat which it has refused and neglected to pay. By a late dectefon of the Supreme Court of the United States the county is authorized to taxes off ths road. County Collector Norton, with his deputy, W. P. Btrnes, together with ttieCounly Cleik, W. Cook, and attorney W. J. Tamll, arrived io our city this morning and levied on the passenger of His western bound train. The proceedings at the depot gave rise to ioci'lfnta of no little amuse- ment. The conductor, with a tfis- of which coameter- raHroad officials, seemeit deter- Mined lo disregard the orHctal au- thority of lue 0ounty, when Judge Barnes gave hlna to understand that he know bi.-t dutfef and was prepared to fulfill them to the letter. The Old Man" bail through Kre kel'a mill- at Jeflerson City, and in- tee of t'io Whole for this further con- shtswttou of ths xafcrritate for See. 12 of the Bill of Bitrl. s. Mr. Gotte chalk in the chair, Mr. Shackleford gained the floor and offfre.1 an ams-dinsnt the sabetitnte. Mr. Boons spake at length in fa- vor of the abolition of the grand jury aystem. Some members appear to think tfcal the morning sessions are espe- cially set apart for them to air their to the intense disgust of reporters generally, while mcuraions upon the dilapidated exche- of the people are appalling. After elaborate the amendment to the substitute was Mr. Shields then offered an amendment to the substitute ag amended, which was adopted. Mr. Adams then introduced nn amendment which was adopted. The then recurring upon as amended, it was The resolutions adopted. Attorney-General Hovskaday of- fered the following, which were adapted. that in order that gen the substitute adopted. Tbe substitute soopted by the con- vention tor Sec. 12. is as follows. No person shall for a felony be proceeded against criminally wise than by indictment. In all other cases, offences shall be prose- cuted criminally by or information as concurrent reme- dies, provided that both remedies shall exfct at the s.ime time. AH cases arising in the land or naval forces or ia tbe militia, in time of war or public danger, may be prose- cuted by indictment or information." Mr. Adams oflered the following substitute for section 13 of the Bill of Rights: "That treason against the State can consist only in levying war against it or in adhering to ite eneraiea; giving them aid and com- fort that no person can be convict- ed of treason unless on the testimony of two to tbe same overt Act or on confession open court; that no person can be attaint- ed of treason or felony by the Gen- eral Assembly; that no conviction can work coruptlon of blood or for- feiture of estate; that the estates of such persons as may destroy their i Jtres shall descend or vest as in i oi natural death, and when any peison ehall be killed by casual- ty there shnll be forfeiture by rea- son thereof." The substitute was adopted by a vote of 23 21. Pendiig consideration of section fourteen, committee arose and re- ported progress and asked to sit again at two o'clock. Convention then adjourned. AID FOU TUB 0ESTITUTK. Hearing it rumored on tbe streets afternoon, that it meeting would be held in the Hall of Repre- sentatives by the citizens, sojourners, members of tbe Convention and ask- ed to take initiatory steps in behalf oi tbe destitute sections of the State, a DEMOCRAT Reporter repaired to the capital and gathered tbe follow- NEWSPAPER! eral notice may be given throughout the state of the proceedings of thia meeting, that the Governor be re- quested to communicate the same by proclamation. Senator Strother, of Saline offered tbe followin g: Resolved, that a mass meeting of citizens and snjmirnera be requested to assemble in tbe House of Repre- sentatives on Tuesd ty evening May 98th for the purpose of giving prac- tical direction to their charitable feelings toward tbe suffering and destitute of our state. resolution after some discus- sion was adopted. Mr: Shackleforcl offered to be "one of the four who would rnise an hundred ou the cpot. Meeting adjourned to meet Tues- day night. SCHOOL MGNET.- Hon. Thomas Holhday, State Auditor, has decided that under the act of March 15th 1875, moaejs rising from railroad taxation goes into the general School Fund of the counties through which such roads pass aad not to sab-d'nlrScls us under the old law, INCREASED. C. B. Owen, sheriff of Green ce-nuty, brought down twelve pris oners to the penitentiary this morn- ing. Eleven men all convicted of grand larceny, nnd one oaiRn con- victed for concealing tbe birth cf child. There are now about twelve hundred convicts penitentiary. confined in the Mr. Wallace's Speech. We pablish to-day the speech of HOD. H. C. Wallace of Lafayette ceunty, delivered m tional convention on the the constitu "Bill of Rights." It ii a sound exposition of the great question of local- self-gov- eminent. We have read it hastily only, but we think it trill bear a more deliberate perusal, which we shall give to it at our earliest con- venience, when we shall have more to say about, it. We ask all to read it, as the principle discussed is one which we are all interested. As we predicted, Mr. Wallace h tak ing a front rank in the convention arid we are glad of it. the conductor that he not intend strain to obstruct the United States Mail; but the balance of the train must remain until he received furl her ordm. J The matter was settled, howevor, antl the train allowed ta depart, the officers holding a lien ou the cars virtue of a levy made. The Freight train was also seized, but al- lowed to depart, on the eameomJi- When tlietax-payers of (Joss coun- ty appeal to the courts of equity against the unjust demand's Cor which they never received value, thia is called repudiation, runs riot for the Telegraphic, [Reported Exclusively for ific Scdctlio. Democrat.] Beecher Tilton, Porter Rather a Strong RCT- crage For THton and SfouUon Swallow. He Hoes for Them Bare-handed and Red eyed. and mputliy 'innocent tioiut- BEECIIEll-'Ijr.TON. New York. May Brook- ly court room was crouded ngain tc- day slid Judge Porter renewed his argument for the defen.-s. He re- ferred to the letter cf contrition which was tivs only known instance in which n man had written to him- self. Hovr did it happen that the rnno who was a master in intel- lectiui! department when hern me to Frank Moulton'd presence was like an untutored school boy. Another feature of the letter was the fact that Beecher reJitsed to sign it. Frank holler" who is no other than a calVi Moulton sham from the bpgin- piw of the railroad companies fouij ingandslrutud in proud plumage. Theodore Tilrosi a? H liteary writur boro the foremost name of any man in America, and had given out the iiiea tin the of boundless wealth. These were put forth to the world by Moulton, copied from Tihons drafts or were tho re- when for ten years the com- pany claims exemption from taxation anil ignores the of the bight1-'! tribunal known in tlie land, refuses to pay proportion of revenue for the support of Ihe Government from which it derives Us charter aud re1 eeivfs is ont repudii- tion, oh, no! this w only a matter of a fortnights work on the part _ i _ t 4 and a justittnation i-f offered that it impoveris.h the railroad Our (.fficlala are on tbe righf tracks and Botwithstaniling thp s by lease haa to ilis- pise of all property iu the road tbe t ixes will have to be paid. Tne At- Jantic and Pacific company might as well understand Brat last that thist smuggling of property from Hie of- ficers of the law will not be permitted Jo count) Our people are slow t-> act, but when they determine tbe right they are assuming a respansibility to accomplish justice, Boonville Items. May 2-i'h. Weather very hot. Janaea Nelson relumed from St. Louis yesterday. Mr Badion and wife left us Sun- day evening for Sertalla, after short tated. -The "Kate Kenney" down this morning. Mr. P. W. Liidwig, not An Apology. Many of our pntrens failed to gc their papers Sunday morning, for which we are sorry, though not to blame. Out usual edition was en lirely inadequate to the demand, and we worked off 100 extras, still many failed to get their papers. This will not occur agwin, as our regular pat- rons shall be supplied before the news boys. shall not be and if from any cause one or more of our pations fail to be served regular- ly hereafter, we ask that prompt re- port be math; to this office of all such and we will see that they are Such things annoy us exceedingly, but we try to avoid {hero, and promise that they shall not occur again, if within our power to prevent if hia printing office to go unnoticed this week by is having hij ahingte painted. Two uegros got to fighting last night, and after a short while there were about ten negroes on one, and the one whipped: They sre being tried now. The poor ignorant peo- ple. What h the rscs coming to. Saturday evening about 3 p. m., Mr. McDearmon our city marshal re- ceived message from Lewis Libona Italian) in Motwrly, wanting bim to arrest two men with a boy the was his brother antl wa.t stolen. Mr. MeDearmon srrtsUfl them and took them to the Mayor's office, where tbey wailed until ar- rived. As soon as Lewis arrived the men were tried, by Mr. Howard, who fmnd that tbe boy hart no pareute and that he didn't want to stay with hia brother, these men took him intended to raise him, it was at tony'a request they took him, Leww wishfnjz bin brother to remain with him. Mr. Howard made biro do it let lag others It ereatcd quite an exeitement for a abort while, McD. waa certain he he hart Charlie George at the "Keroper Family 'School" and a brother of T. A. Johnson, csnae near being drowned Saturday evening. He was out in tho rjver swimming and took a cramp. cried loudfy fur help, but the boys thinking he was fooling, nu help came to liia rescue, after he gone under twice, the he was r fooling, and ribbed to SRVO him, but bpforo they reached him, he went tier his thsrd tiaie, and the eisrrpnt hud taken him down the river so far, they Knew tbey could not get him, and he was drowned. A fisherman noticed the boys in a grent state of eseitpmpnf, started up to see the cause, but noticing "he bad a and tiiiuaiog the "fish" was worth KIOTO than satisfying his ciuiooity, pulled it out and found It was Johnson holding with a death grip to the line nearly dead. Dr. Evans was immediately sent for and alter worklugwith him forsonaetimt succeeded in bringing him to life. At this writing be in better, though far well. ON of Benj.trr.iu Butler. It was Til ton who cjave the direction for carrying cut thc.-so cchernos. It W.T.J in his fertile brnin that they hail their oii gin and when Moulton spoke of accus- ing Theodore Til ton if he injured Beecher it was hut the language of n braggart. Tilton and Mrs. MouUon boro the stamp of Til ton's mind in their decla- rations. T lie word praoxysmal, re- ferring to n kiss was never heard from Bcechcrs except by two persons, Theodore Tilton Frank Moulton. The words "standing on tho In ink j of a moral were more Beocher's than the word-" moral ?Uick, for words would seem incon- gruous. They were Theodore Til- ton's The counsel then commented on the form in which the letter was written, beginning, "I ask through you, Theodore Tilton'd forgiveness, and humble myself before him, as I do hefore my God. He would have been a better mrm in my place than I hive." Did Mr. Beecher write this? If lie did which dirt he mean, the brok- en hearted and contrite woman the man whom she had as cused. Never did II. W. Beecher use the term lfnest After referring to other the counsel said: What led Moul- tou atid Tihoa lo lie, ns they said, Tor Beecher Moulton said ho lied Tor tenderness, and in delicacy lo Beecher and Plymouth Church, nnd TUton for motives of the samp chnr- acter towards his wife. Could Tilton hnvo had these feel" ingi, and those which led him to kistardiz3 his (lend hoy, and to seek to ruin hh adopted cl lughter Both of these witnesses in their had expressed themselves with ma- lignity, which rendered their testi- mony worthless. If the jury believ- ed the testimony of Wilkemn and the Jneksons, and Schutz, what VTRS the character of Tilton, a mnn who had broken and violated all !m pledges. Tilton was living by black- mail for a number of years, ready to accept it in the form of benefuctioug or otherwise. Why did he threaten t> Wow the roof oft Plymouth Church unless they accepted to his terms? Was it not anticipations, help from Beecher when according to Mrs. Oviogton, Tilton said that Eliz-ibelh loved Bcecher and ho ought do something for her, that Elizabeth had done all she coukl for him and he ought to come fov- warcl to keep Tilton from speaking Moulton said that Beechor was a liar and a libcriine and that was the reason he had broken ftulh with him. He admitted also that he had bro- ken with Tilton. There was no per- son with whom ho had, not broken faith, and was this man whom no person seemed to place reliance in to be believed he maligned i Beecher. Thia man had threatened to shoot Beecher but this was mere bravado. This mail had made such threat without intending lo it out, naust this man not bo of low or- der of morals? An elaborate verbal anaijnts was entered into by lha orator about the letter of contrition. The fact that the sentcnca "I can nsk noth- ing there ia a blotted "f." at the etui of the word "can" did not escape the Isnvyera notice nnd be use of', it is an argument ag.iinst thp probability of Beeeher h.vmg been the author of the let- tir. "1 can't ask was he sp.'ul an expression which n man trained in letters like Mr. Beecher was incapable of making, the argu- ment was that Moulton had written the words and Tilton rtm hw pen through tho supetfluoua''t." Speaking of Beecho-a life cf Christ and of Fnliertoiw remark about tho possibility of Tiltor.s writ' the life of Jiulns Iscariot under certain Judge Por- ter exclaimed we might have sug- gested whether if Frank Moulton had been one of the twelve, would Judns lic.uiot have picketed those Hurlr piece.? of silver. He tpoke with tevtriiy of the alleged pressure brought to bear on Mra. Meultori to make her swear falsely. Her story of what had said to Mr. Beechrr iu the way of ecu- sure of hia conduct and advire as to what he. should do, Judge Porter declared it to be impossible and inconsistent with her character. A shudder ran through the audience when the oiator exclaimed: "Tnat f.tory would never have f.-lien from tier lii-s, if OoU had not visited upnn her tin calamity m" hindering her, I hope no' tiejond this lift1, t'> a man like Frnuk Moultou." Porter will count i: (I e hi.-i ar- gutncol Mi see I taneous. Ifenty Forest Fires Rabins; fn Pennsylranh. Great Bestrnctioa of Properly Therefrom. FOREICrl. KcToIuliouists Successful JLnis Potosi, Ferry lloat Sinks and Pilgrims. Drowns Fnglantl and Ihe Franco-Her- man Affair. of bis wife. He said for him if necessary. she would lie Was that the use that Thodore Tilton put women too Was this the school in which Mrs. Monlion had been reared HOC.-fcOV L-mdon, May 24 In the of C'omruflns to-day Disraeli, reply- ing tv> n question put by the Mfu-qois of Haitingtoit, said it was true rhnt the government had advised the Queen to make representations to 3eiinany respecting relations be- tween that power nnd Prance. These representations had been made, and wore of such a nature a.s to correct misconceptions and insure peicc. England had received n sat sfactory reply, but it would not be to public convenience to lay a copy of the correspondence on tbe table of the House. KEVOUmox. Oily of Mexico, The federal troops are reported to have suffered reverses at the hands of in- surgents in San Luis, Potosi their loss being fortj- killed ftv.fl one and fifty taken piisoner. The gov- ernment is preparing to inaugurate a severe campaign against the revoln- PILGRIMS London, May 24, A. dispatch to the Times from dreadful accident Vienna, says a occurred ou the river Murat the Jndenburg, in the province of Tirop. A ferry boat bavins a number of Catholic pilgrims eu route to the springs on the other side of the Mur from Judenburg, sank in llie rciridle o! the liver. Fifty nine of the pil- grims were saved, but ?eventy-jix are yet all of whom are be- lieved to have bee.n drowned. The sheriff of Hickory comity lodged a prisoner iu tbe calaboose last night. He w? s on ihe wnv !.o the penitentiary. Memorial at ling of the Bine and Gray. IiOMrell Spinners Succumb, font not Gracefully. Mora IVliisfeey Seizures at t'in- cinnati. Etc., Etc., Etc. FOREST FIRE3. New York, May A Phillips- bury, Pa., dispatch snys: The :ome rain began last night, relieving the tears of the resident? of tint .bickly wooded -section around Ty- rone. Yesterday a thousand rations were issued to the destitute. The town was full of sightseers. A Lackawsma dispatch slates that Ihe rains of Friday night and Saturday were not heavy enough wet the forest and underbrush sum- lientiy, and the fire bud broke out igain Sunday ia several places and Lhreatons more damage. But little is actually known as to the real amount of destruction, as there arc hundreds of scattered set- .laments, and hundreds cf mills in Pike, Wayne, .Sullivan and Monroe counties, where the fires have been. The tract of land on Taylor's Creek, formerly owned by Horace Greeley, and (he site of the old Peii- rientee community, was swept of everything. JBtars, deev, pig- eons, and all kinds cf game. been driven by the fires on the Puc-i cano range, into the enclosures with the lame cuttle; and aioitnd the set- tlements, in (ho region of ra over 100 miles of forest has Been burnt, and it u fearcrl the fire will again gain headway, as Hie wood is as dry aa Under. SEIZURE. Cincinnati, O., Rectifying establishments of How and Amcaort Co., were seized to- lay by order of Collector Powell, for alleged violation of revenue MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH NEW" YORK MONEY StAKKET New York, May 24. cent. mercantile paper Dull SOi for 60 days, 5188} for sight. Trcasitry Disbursemsnts ?S4 000. Custom I6J; closed Carrying and flat. j j State-Quiet Morton, Blios Co., open proposals for S40 0 per cent, gold bonds of Western Union Telegraph; Tbe currency bonds of tbe Company, failing doe November will he received at aud in pajuient tor Ihe new loan. Blocks are unsettled and somewhat demoralized. Thp mirfrot ing i.jwer limn at tin- mi Bttiuitlay, and fjuently still further uectino took place in some instances; although af- ter midday ibere wan an improve- ment. Stocks were weak and unset- tled during tbe last hour of business, j Out jtfdt before tbe tbe market became firm and prices 2 per cent, from the lowest point of tbe day. COUPONS. ilet aud unchanged. and lower; nix- ed western yeltow And lower; western white ffuier. aud nominal. If quotation. new mess fit 50. WASH INCTON. Arlington and Confederate Dead. Heavy Cotton Cases Decided Iti Favor of Plaintiffs No Derlsiou (be p. K R. Tram portatlon Case. Belief to Distressed Lnud empters. Col. Srott Edkls Against the Baltimore Mid Ohio R. ft 8UC-........ C. N. N....... St ......I'M C. Pi. O. ft M............... U..C.A B. M. S............ C.O. u....................tea U. r. MKMORIAf.. Term., May iness is suspended to-day for the ob- servance oi the memorial services at F 1mwood. Since 8 o'clock this ing the stieels have been crowded with people. The procession now forming is the largest ever seen hers except, perhaps, (lie funeral service of Gen. Lee. Tho ex-federal soldieis have, to a man, turned out, awl in the ranks seen the tattered battle flags of both Federal and Confederate ar- mies. At no tiroc since the close of the war has there been seen such a nerel intermingling of blue and gray as is here GAVE IT UP. Lowell, Mass., May strike of mule spinners in this city time ton conclusion to-day nnd B large number returned to-work, first signing an ngreemcnt presented by tbe corporation that as long as they remain in (he employ of gaid compa- ny they shall not become members of any sssociation or union that assumes the right to regulate OT nny vf.vy interfere with tho prices or hours of labor. That any breach of f provision of this agreement shall be considered misconduct on the part of the tespectivo subscribers and shall be suflicient cmise for the summary dismissal irom the employ ment of the corporation without notice, Marino Colored Band. Yesterday the Great Western Band paraded our streets, and play- ed some very fair music. Just as the dulcet tones emerged fiora their horns on Ohio street, and their ca- dence struck the west side of the j.iil, there was a general stimpede from the cells five of the prisoners broke through the grates and brick and gained tho free air and freedom. When our authorities permitted that band to play on the streets, might have known that it would be impossible to ksep them darkies in but men never will learn anything. The Coscert at night however, waa a complete failnre, owning to not havieg been nfnrienilv advertised. KT. LOrjIS MARKET. Ht. Mav 24. Bayers closing flat and unsettled. and lower-, No. S fgl! 1 30cash; 36@ 135.} cash; 1 3-5 May: 1 36J June; print; totter and No 2 soft No 2 mixed offered at 65J; 64i bid round lota car lots Easier for round lots fresh No 2 offerer! at 65; (ilc bid. nominal. offering sales of prime at f 1 GG. aud lower; ?2I 25. Dry Salt fehouiJers tcarcoand worth Si ioosf; loose clear ribs offered at 11 J. Bacon--Easy for buyers, shoulders clear rib clear side-, and higbar, 14c. 20; uo I.TVK STOCK MARKET. St. Xjouis, May 24 and firm good to and good native, 5 25 75; mixed 4 35 good tbro' 4 75. 830. higher on good yorkprs 7 b icon 7 rpcetpts 943. CHICAGO KAKKET. Chicago, May 24. shade lower spring- extras panicky and low- er; No 1 spring OOi; No 2 spring 95J regular 96 spot June No 3. active, weak and lower; No 2 mixed regular 64J. spot; 65 for Juno. Outs-Dull lower; No 60J for June. demand; No 2 11 08. and lower No 2 I 86 spot 1 05 for September. demand, tower and nn- spotorJuue; 8045@ 20 50 for j uli 20 75 for August. and lower 14j spot or Jane; 14 July, Bulk and weak shoulders, d It 11 J; SO 11 i. light, holders firm at ?l 17. CHICAGO STOCK MARKET Cbioago, May 24. since Saturday fairly active but rather easier fair to good steers, stackers and butoiiers obotee steers weak and lower under heary receipts; fairly ac tire at decline poor ta extra, chittly at 7 40 for light; 7 23 @7 75 for lioavv, YORKMA.BKE'l'. New York; Mty 24. guperfioo western common to good extra 05@ 5 4fl[ good to clioico 5 75. liinittd deraftnd No Cbksago ?l 15; No 1 1 23 26 winter western 1 88 COTTON CLAIMS. Washington, D. C., 'ourf of cocfiriaed tbe reports of special Commissioner JBve- et, with several amendments. :ovcr a auoiber of Involving arge amouots of cotton. .Tbe firet fuud, coaaisttQB of Vtektlturg i z Coltou, waa inter- as to destroy identity, ordered ta stafld tbe of 300. [n addition to tbe above, judg- ment was rendered in about tbfrty- eiglit separate cases, covering bales of cotton, wbich at by tbe court a tots! of near- y oiie miliiou cf dollars. Col. Robert M. aud SUpben A. Douglass, ettoa of tbe late Hon. Ste- phen A. received au award or of cotton or about Seized in the Btate of >IIa- ssippi on tbe maternalplantatinn. KAItnCAD CAffS. Contrary to expectation, no opiu- oa was delivered to-day ia tbe Eaflroad IranHporlatioD, but it may be next Monday, at 4rhioh time court, will srfjouro for FIHM- mer. RELIEF. Washington, D. C., May xnrnissioaer of General Land flee, decides that the benefits ex- tended by (.taw to who Df recson of of are compelled to leave or be absent rom then- hinds, may also be id to whose hare u iiko manner been destroyed, but who have nevertheless eonUaueU Uaeir residence upon tbeir claims; bos9 whose crops were destroyed or sertoaaly injured te '74 trill be en- titled to an extension of one from and after July 1st 1875, and when an Injury occurs in '75 tne ex- will be from July 1st, 1870. RAILROAD WAH. Col. Scott notitted the foet Master General, thai on auel alter the of June uo ttains of end Obio, will to permitted to pass over his road from Philadelphia to York. MEMORUL DAY, May Sec- relary of War tias granted permis- sion to the Southern Memorial asso- ciation, with their friends, to enter Arlington cemetery on the 1st of Juue lor tbe purpose of decora tiag the graves of the Confederate dead, with liberty to use the grand stand when the exercises, including the ad- dress, tnkee place. Originally there were ieterred Arliugtos, 305 Confederate 120 sere removed to the family burial grounds. The Confederate graves Glen- wood and Congressional cemeteries wiJJJJalgo be decorated on the same day of the decoration of the Union graves in the several cemeteries, which will take place on the 29th of Mar. Lexington Branch A good rain tell Sunday along ths as far east as Houstonia. Tbe Germans eujoyed themselves iu tip-top style Sunday, at Lexing- ton, out at the beer gardens. Tke black are eating ap the grasshoppers along at Lexing- ton. The effects of the proclama tioa. Good 5 go foi 'em. We came near getting an iioni Just night at Brownsville, but the darn wouldn't fight worth a cent. But they 4id love each other terribly. Mr. Peter the popular brakemaa oa Conductor Lemon's train, returned Saturday, with his lovely bride. Peter says he passed thi-cugh tlio "trying ordeal" bravely, and says also that are down east. ;