Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 16, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 16, 1873 Page 4
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4 TERMS OF THE TRIBUNE. TiftMs or fltmacntrTioM (pavasue in advance). Part* of a year at tho samo rate. To prevent delay and mistake*, ho euro and fir* Office address In full, including BUlo and Ooaaly. Remittance! may bo made cither by draft, express, Pott Office order, or in rofieterod letter*, at our riak. TKRMB TO CITT BUUBORniKttB. pally, delivered, Sunday executed. 35 cent! per week. Rally, delivered. Sunday Included, 80 cent* per woeit. Addie** THU TRIDUNB COMPANY. Comer Madlion and Doatbotn*sti., Chicago, I . CONTENTS OF TO DAY'S TRIBUNE. FIRST PAOR—A War of Race*in I*nl*Una: On® W”"’ deed Negoc* Killed by White* In Grant Pari»h-MU «ollanetm*Tolegram*-Advortl»o:nonU. SECOND PAOE-l'uoUo (Mont.) „ No».-Kpl.oop.l Election.—SonlUor Motion-™ F.rmer.’Moromont—Tho SnndM Utr-Tho Modoc. —lreland v. England. _ , m , ai „ THIRD PAOlt—Tho Courts-Thc OHy In Drlof-Chkago Proibylorys Second Day'* Bc**lon—Personal road Time Tahlo-AdvorlUcmonU. FOURTH PAOK-Kdltorlali: The lamer* and the Supreme Court—Current Non# Rome—Note# ana FIFTH 11 PAOB—Yo*fnrday’« Proceeding* In the Rllnoli Genaral Atsombly-Ohloago Dry-Good* Market— Market* by Telegraph-Marine Mattors-Advertue* manta. . . SIXTH PAGR-Monetaryand Commercial. fIKYKNTH PAGK-Small Advortl*onionte: Real Estate, For Bale, To Kent, Wanted, Boarding, Dodging, EIGHTH PAOB-Forolgn Nows—Now York Matters— WlicolUneou* Telegram*--Auction Balos-Bmau Advertisement*. TO DAY'S AMUSEMENTS, JVVIOKBIVS THEATRE—MadUoa alrflot, between BUt« and Dearborn. Engagement of MUa Keilao •• AaYouUke It." AIKEN’S THEATRE—Wabaib avenue, corner of Con. tren. Engagement of Stuart Robeoa. New York." Afternoon and evening. HOOLEY’S OPERA HOUSB-Randolph • treat, be. tween Clark and LaSaUoat. "Alixo." Afternoon and evening. ACADEMY op MtfßlO Halited elreot,, aouth of Madison. KngsgomontofMr. F, S. Chanfrau. "Kit, the Atkanaae Traveler." Afternoon and orenln*. MYBRB' OPERA HOUSE—Monro* •treot, between fitato and Dearborn. Arlington, Cotton A Kemble'a lUnnlrol and Itarlosono Troupo. " Romeo and Joliet. NIXON’S AMPHITHEATRE—CIinton, botwoon TVnihlogton and Randolph alreete. Wilder A Oo.*« Rational Olroua. Afternoon and evening. business notices. wnvAT. HAVANA LOTTERY. THE EXTRAOR dlnaty dwwing will tako place on the Ad ol April. IMS. Tbolmoimt sriii.n l. jll.mooo. »llf bn onl» la COO ticket* and 2.097 priioa. J. D. MARTINEZ A 00., Banker!, IQWaIUt.; roat-otßoe Boxt.Sa. New York. SOUENOK’S PULMONIC BYRUP. SEAWEED ToiliSul M«ndt.k»PUb »r«thoonUmodlotoo. neodod to onto OoulumDtion, and there aro Imt two thloga to do to msko tbo lona* ho*l. . . . .. . _ . First, tho Uvor and stomach roust be got Into a good, hoalthy condition, for when tho Jnnn wo westing tho whole body U w&itimr. and tho food of e consunrptlvo, Avon if house an appoUto, docs not nourish the body. If tho stomach and liver are loaded with eUmo, It lice ' the re and takes tho place of food, consequently tho pationt has no annotlte, or very little, and tho gastric Juloo cannot sS*with tho food, whloh lies In tho stomach and spoils or soun, anapMioi off without nourishing the systoiu. Bchonck'a Mandrake PHI" net on tho liver and stomach, and carry off this allmo. Tho Soawood Tonic is ovory nloasantstimulant, whloh, If Ukon directly after eating, unites with tho gastric Juloo and dissolves tho food, pro dding good ebrao and chyle; then by partaking freely of tho Pulmonic Byrup tho food Is turned Into good blood and tho body bo«lna to grow. As soon as tho patient bo* gins to gain In UcsU- tno matter In tbo longs begins to Span, and they heal up. *hl» is the only way to cure Consumption. No one was cor cured unless they began l °sQosocoml thing is, tho patients must stay la a warm room until they got well 5 U U very Important for (bam to prevent taking cold when the lungs ore diseased. Fresh Sir" and riding about aro oil wrong, and yet, because they ore in tho bouse, they must not remain quiet; they must walk about tbo room as fast as tbolr strength will permit, to got up a good circulation of tho blood. To those who can afford it, nod aro unwilling to stay In tho hom'd, I rocomraond a visit during tho winter months to Florida, well down in tho Hlato. whom tho temperature Is regular and not subject to such variation* ns In mote northern latltml:*. Palatka, Molonvllle, and Enterprise arc points I can recommend—a now hotel being kept at tho former place by tho Messrs. Peterman, while tho ac commodations and advantages of tho latter place are also such an to facilitate tho recovery of all who partake Itcolyof my preparations and follow the adrtoo l bare hero laid down, ami whloh Is more fully sot forth in the circulars accompanying my,medicines. I am now permanently located In my now building, northeast corner of Mlxtb and Aroh-iU., Philadelphia, whoro, on ovory Saturday from 9a. m. to a p. m., my son or mvcoU can bo consulted free of charge 5 but for a thor ough examination with tho Ilosplromoter the charge will b °Schcnclc’4 Bosplromotcr detects tho slightest munnero! the lOiplratory organ?, and tbo operator can readily do tatnmvj whotbor a cavity or toberolo* hare boon formed in tho lungs, and whether a patient can bo cured or not. Thlohey must expect to know If they are examined by th Full J aitvctloa3 r, acoonipanylng all my a person iu any part of tho world can bo readily cured by a strict ohjorvaneo ol the Bau y* SOHBNOK , M , D . Prepared end tor»l.l.J J aOHENOK ± SO N Northeast corner Sixth and Arch-sts., Philadelphia, Ami by Dmgglats and dealers gonorally. '(%ht (#bwfcs<f ©filrnna. Wednesday Morning, April 16, 1873. Senator Morrill has given his back pay to Ver mont, to bo applied to the reduction of the State debt. _ A memorial from tho Judiciary Committee, asking Congress to remove all restrictions upon tho navigation of tho Great Lakes, has boon adopted by the House. Governor Beveridge bas signed the Lake-Front Repeal bill, tbo Supplementary Warehouse bill, and tho City Tax-Collootion bill. Tho Indian peace policy of tho Government Is condemned by the State Senate, which has cen sured It in a resolution calling for tbo summary punishment of the Modocs. Subscriptions have boon begun in Halifax, Now York, and a number 6f other places, for a testimonial to tbo Rev. Mr. Ancient, tho Christian hero who risked his life at the Atlantic disaster. Tho sum raised in Halifax amounts to S6OO. Thoro has boon a Ministerial crisis in Khiva. The formidable advance of tho Russian forces has softened the heart of tho Khan of Khiva. With the freedom and celerity of Oriental pre rogative, ho has beheaded his Prime Minister, thrown all tho loaders of tho anti-Russian party into prison, and released the Russian captives, whom hitherto ho has declared as stoutly as Pharaoh of old ho would never lot go. Yesterday tho terms of imprisonment expired of tho gas-stokers who wore sent to jail for tak ing part In tho strike that left London In dark ness several nights, a few months ago. Their treatment has exditod intense indig nation among tho laboring men of all classes in England, who have regarded them as martyrs to the cause of tho liberty of labor. Upon their re lease they were given a great ovation by tho workingmon of London. The fact that Chamberlain Do Augolts, one of tho very few Cardinals of tho Church who is not at Porno, has been summoned to tho Vatican, gives credence to tho belief that tho Pope’s re covery is impossible. If tho statement made the other day of tho policy of tho Conclave maybe trusted, it is possible ho may ho already dead, and that, In pursuance of their expressed deter mination, no announcement of it la to ho made until hla successor la elected. Congressional salary-thieves, who have osten tatiously informed tho Bergoant-at-Arma that they did not moan to draw tholr back pay, in tending tho while to claim it when tho publio had forgotten tho matter, will he eadly oast down by tho decision which tho First Comptroller of tho Treasury has Just made. Ho oaya that a simple notification of on intention not to draw «>« mm tvu m .Wm noodfl to turn tho money back Into tho Treasury, troller aays, It la a very easy thing to got tho money into tho Troaanry, hut quito another thing to got U out again. In discussing tho Compromise Railroad bill, yesterday, in tho House, there was a sharp de bate on tho amendment offered to provont rail roads from establishing special ( ratos for heavy manufacturing Anns whereby they may obtain discount on largo shipments. This discrimina tion was opposed by representatives of tbo farmers and smaller mamifnotnrors, who be lieved It would Injure tholr interests. Tbo largo manufacturers assort that without sorao such concession tholr business will bo seriously crippled. While Qon. Farnsworth's lottor to J. B. Van Patton, Esq., Cashier of fclio Kano County Na tional Bank, enclosing to the lattor tbo amount of bis (Farnsworth's) Congressional 41 back pay,” and directing him to place it In tho soy oral County Treasuries of his district, vindi cates his own coarse la opposing with volco and veto tbo whole salary grab, it does not fully an swer tho ouds of Justice. If tho sev eral counties of Ur. Farnsworth's dis trict are entitled to this money, still mi loro la Mr. Farnsworth himself entitled :o It. Their right to kho money la derived from Ula right to it. Their right ie only an extension of Ilia right. Mr. Farnsworth makes a Tory good argument to show that neither ho nor any other Congressman has any right to tho “ back pay.” A fortiori, he has no right to give it away. Tho proper place for it is tho Treasury of tho United Stales. Ho soya that, if bo should return it to tho Treasury, It would always be a tempting sub ject of a claim for hlmsolf or his representatives. It is fair to presume that, as Mr. Farnsworth has resisted the temptation to koop tho monoy, ho oould equally resist tho temptation to claim it hereafter, especially os it could not bo gotten out of tho Treasury again without an appropria tion hy Congress. What his representatives might do after his decease, ho would in no wiso bo responsible for. Mr. Farnsworth has made a much hotter record, ns regards tho salary grab, than most of his colleagues, and wo therefore regret that bo did not add to it tho crowning merit of restoring tho money to tho placo whore it belonged. Tlio Chicago produoo markets woro qulot and Irregular yesterday. Moss pork was In good de mand, with little offering, and advanced 400 per hrl, closing at $16.40@16.45 cash, and $lC.B5@ 16.00 seller Juno. Lard was In fair request and a shade firmer, at $8.40@8.45 per 100 lbs cash, and $8.60@8.56 seller May, Meats woro more active and firm, at for shoulders, @B#o for short ribs, for short clear, and 10@12>£o for sweet ploklod hams. Iligh wlnos woro moro active and unchanged, at 86j*fo per gallon. Lake freights woro nom inally unchanged, at 150 for corn to Buf falo, Flour was dull and unchanged, Wheat was weak at Monday’s range, closing at sl.lO cosh, and $1.21@1.21>6 seller May. Com was quiet and unchanged, closing dull at 83>£o caah, and seller May. Oats wore moro active, and %o higher, but closed tamo at cash, and 28>£o seller May. Bye was quiet and firm at 04@G50. Barley was more active and lo lower, closing firm at 70@710. Tho season of winter storage expired yesterday, and “regular" grain must bo subject to only 2o per ba storage, and have five days to run on that storage. Tho above quoted prices aro on that basis. Tbo stocks of grain In storo on Saturday evening last wore 2,247,818 bn wheat, 6,820,514 bu corn, 1,763,291 ba oats, 296,260 bu ryo, and 233,781 ba barley. Total, 10,351,168 bu, besides 162,830 bu wheat and 1,864,750 bu corn afloat In the harbor. Hogs wero active and advanced 100, or to $6.80(3) 6.60. Cattle woro in fairly actlvo request but sold at lower prices, tbo decline averaging an }io. There was a good demand for sheep at $3.75@0.25. Grant Pariah, Louisiana, is tho scene of the first battle in the war of races that inexorably follows tho policy of arraying tho negroes as a party against tho whites as a party, and making politics a question of races. As far as can bo gathered at this moment, the trouble lu Grant Parish arose concerning the distribution of tho parish offices. Tho Lynch Returning Board ignored all tho officers" elected by tho people in tho parish, and Gov. Kellogg filled their places by appointees of his own. These failed to qualify, and tho Governor thou ordered tho parties originally elected to assume the offices. Host of thoso seem to have boon McEnory men, and it was tho determination of tho Republican politicians of tho parish to keep them out of tho positions to which they had boon elected that led to tho bloody con flict of Sunday, and tho loss of moro than a hundred lives. Under tho instigation of one or two white men, members of tho Republi can Legislature, who carefully sheltered them selves from any peril, tho negroes armed them selves and took possession of tho Court-House, and all the county offices of tho parish at Col fax. Barricades wore erected. Tho negroes had most of them served in tho army during tho war, and wore armed with tho Euflold litloa which they hod retained when mustered out of tho service. Those desperadoes plundered all tho plantations about, and hoarded steamers on tho river for supplies of food and other necessaries. To resist those outrages and to recover possession of tho gov ernment which had boon violently and unlaw fully wrested from .them, tho whites of Grant Parish began to assemble about Colfax, and wore joined by white men from all tho neighbor ing parishes, who know that if tho movement were not crushed at ouoo whore it began it might imperil their own homes and local gov ernment. Tho whites at first attempted to hold a mass mooting, but they wore few in number, and wore overawed by tho negroes, who numbered hundreds, wore well armed, and under crafty and unscrupulous leaders. By Saturday last, thoro wore about 150 whlto men encamped around tho barricaded Court-House at Colfax, within which wore fully 500 blacks. At this moment, tho whlto renegades who had urged tho colored mou on betook themselves to Now Orleans, whore their ar- rival is chronicled by tbo Now Orleans IHcayune of Saturday morning. At this dis tance they watched in safety tho slaughter of their victims which followed. Tho first fight took place Saturday morning. Tho whites wore un der the command of Hadnot, a member of tho Fusionist Legislature, and woro defeated. Thoro was no loss of life. After a parley, tho struggle was renewed, and the whites woro again defeat ed. At noon Sunday took place tho last combat, tbo proportions of which entitle it to bo called a battle. Tho barricades woro stormed at noon jwdUwjHgwM fliiwa Wa. Hw THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1873. Tho besieged then, by showing a flog of truce, got a moment’s respite, which, with tho troaohoiy of Modoos, they Improved by shooting Uadnot, tho white loader. Un able to force tho doors of the building, tho assailants sot Are to It, and, as tho nogroos ran out to oscapo tho flames, they wore shot ono by buo. Ono. hundred of thorn wore hilled, and very many wounded. Ono hundred more avoid ed immediate death by flight, but are being pursued, and are not likely to escape. Not ono of tiioir white loaders was hurt, all of them having prudently withdrawn before blood was shod. Tho loss of tho attacking whites was very small. Ono or two wore killed, and several wounded. Meanwhile, all tho plantations of several parishes aro deserted, the crops are noglootod, river navigation is interrupted, and society and government are in chaos. Tho State Government has looked supinely upon tho struggle, whllo tho press of Now Or leans are calling for a restoration of mil itary government. It la a carious coincidence that tho namo of tho town and tho parish— Colfax, in Grant Parish—where tho troubles oc curred, should correspond to tho names of tho President and Vico-Prosidont under whoso ad ministration woro sown tho seeds of this omi nous slaughter in tho enforcement of tho Illegal decision of a drunken Judge and tho recognition of a usurping Government. THE FAEMEB9 AND THE BUPBEME OOUBT. Wo publish olaowboro a temperate and woll moaning letter from M. M. Hooton, Esq., Vice- President of tbo Illinois State Farmers’ Assooia- tion, on tbo attitude of tbo farmers toward tbo Supremo Court, and tbo views outortoinod by thorn of tbo Alton Bailroad doolslon. It is evi dent that Hr. Hooton is a conscientious man, and that those whom bo represents, so far as tboy coincide with him, only nood to be convinced in ordor to abandon any erroneous views tboy may b&vo imbibed from tbo speeches of dema gogues, or acquired by tbo processes of their own reasoning. As Mr. Hooton nabs that bo may bo sot right wboro bo Is wrong, wo will en deavor to toll wherein wo think bo is wrong. And first wo affirm, as a maxim of law, which cannot bo upset by upsetting tbo Bupromo Court, that a now Constitution cannot do anything in tbo way of abrogating contracts that a Legislature cannot do. Wo are not now discussing whether a railroad charier is a contract or not, but wo maintain tbo naked proposition—a proposition which bos boon repeatedly affirmed and never denied by judicial tribunals, and never will bo reversed—that tbo powers of a Constitutional Convention to go backward and pass cx post facto laws aro not a whit greater than tboso of a Legis lature. At tbo time tbo Convention adopted tbo olauao directing tbo Legislature to pass laws fix ing maximum rates of freight and faro on rail ways constructed prior to tbo adoption of tbo Constitution, wo expressed tbo opinion that It was both inoperative and demagogical, and wo have soon no occasion to change that opinion. Entertaining tboso views, wo dismiss all that portion of Mr. Hooton’a argument which rests upon tbo assumption that tbo Constitution of 1870 has vested the Legislature with powers on this subject which it did not before possess, and come to tbo other points which bo seeks to es tablish. Tbo first of these is that the Supreme Court is about 100 years behind the times. In another place ho says that his remarks re garding tbo Judges .apply to the Bar generally. Wo aro happy to believe that they do apply'to the Bor generally,— that a utudy of the law loads to a reverence for it, —and that, In order to got a Supremo Bench to overturn tbo law on tbo ground of its being 100 or 1,000 years old, it will bo necessary to oiaot a Bench com posed of farmers, editors, weavers, joiners, tinkers, ond bollows-moudors, and other persons chosen with reference to their want of knowl edge of the law or reverence for it. If thoro over was a time when it became the legal pro fession to stand in solid phalanx for the honor yea, the very existence— ot their profession, It Is a time when the doctrine is sot up by a numerous and influential class that Judges are to ho unseated because they adhere to the common law—for this, wo take It, Is wbat is meant by law 100 years old. It is difficult to answer tho charge that tho present Supremo Court is 100 years old, and is behind tho times, and all that. The Judges ore no older than they should be to have acquired tho requisite loom ing and experience. To elect younger lawyers to tho Bench will not help tho matter any, unless their decisions are pledged beforehand, either directly or indirectly,—and a lawyer who would pledge his decisions beforehand ought not mere ly to bo defeated, but to ho expelled from tho Bar. Hr. Hooton’s second point, is that the Court “ attempts to rule tho country regardless of the wishes of tho people." Tho Supreme Court of Illinois docs not attempt to rulo tho country at all, either according to the wishes of the people or against them. It recognizes tho fact that ruling tho country is not one of its func tions. Its business Is not to mako law, but to declare wbat tho law is la disputed cases when properly brought before it. Wo pro not clear what Hr. Hooton intends to say in his third point, but will assume that he means something like this, viz.: “The Court concedes to tho Legislature the right to establish the prlco of corn, or to fix tho rate of wages, or to send men to prison without duo process of law (thoso be ing tho powers of an absolute monarch), hut it denies tho power of tho Legislature to interfere with contracts.” Our understanding is, that the Court does not concede to the Legislature either the powers of an absolute monarch over the poo* pie, or tho right to abrogate contracts. Mr. Hootou’s fourth point is, that the Court decides too many cases in tho light of prece dents. This Is like saying that a preacher takes too many of his texts from St. Paul, or that a doctor makes too many proscriptions from re corded cases of euros in tho medical books. Precedents are simply decisions made aforotimo by eminent Judges in oases more or loss similar to tho case before tho court. It is tho business in part of lawyers practicing in tho Supremo Court to collect and arrange precedents which they doom relevant to tho causes of their clients. A precedent may have its origin in an English court, or in tho United Stakes Supremo Court, or in any of tho Slate Supremo Courts, or oven in tho courts of ancient Pome. There is only one kind ofaprooodent absolutely-binding on tho Supremo Court of Illinois, and that is a decision (not ft dictum) of tho Supremo Court of lh6 United States, in a parallel case where tho said United States Supremo Court clearly had Jurisdiction. In such a case a prece dent is binding and Imperative upon all Btato Courts. In all other cases precedents may ho followed or not followed. More or loss weight is attached to them according to the reputation of tho judge er Court pronouncing them. If.Jlr. Hooton moons to imply that our Court have a Slavish practice of following precedents, wo think bo Is greatly mistaken. If bo means to imply that precedents should bo excluded from the determination of causes, that would simply revolutionize tbo law practice of tbo country, and could not bo brought about without oxpol- ling lawyers from both Bench and Bar. Tbo question which Mr. Hooton asks, —whether this Court will dooido 11 that a drunkon or bribed Legislature may Irretrievably bind a sovereign people to tbo fulfillment of ruinous contracts wbioh may deprive thorn of all tbo attributes of freemen,”—la a question that wo cannot answer. It is a caso not llkoly to &riso in practice; but wo may say generally that it la no part of tbo functions of tbo Supremo Court to moko Legislatures,—still loss to mako bettor Legisla tures than tbo pooplo oloot. 1 Finally, Mr. Hooton says “ Tbo farmers bo lioro that tbo remedy offered by tbo Bupromo Court Is no remedy at all.” Wo answer that tboy have not tried it. Tboy bavo no right to say that it Is no remedy until they do try it. If tbo oxponso and ineonvenloneo of prosecuting railroads for extortionate charges and unjnst discriminations is too groat to bo borne by Indi vidual sollororg, it is Tory easy for the Legisla ture to provide machinery wboroby both tbo ex pense and tbo ineonvenloneo shall bo borne by tbo State. A failure to do so will surely not bo tbo fault of tbo Bupromo Court. NOTES AND OPINION. Of ooorso it la door enough that the election of a Democratic Governor in Connecticut means nothing,' because “Now Haven did it.” But why did old Windham County and the hill towns elect a Democratic Legislature for tbo first time since twenty years ago ? * <* I know you did right to Olmemblo your levs, But why did you klok mo down nUlra?” —ln a responsible government, bow long would that administration onduro whose policy bad oomo to snob results as wo bavo soon in tbo Modoo lava-bod? Tbo effete monarchies of Europe can’t understand our “system,” and, what Is more, tboy probably oovor will. Here no ono Is responsible, and nobody to blame. —A year ago the Michigan Senate found every thing all right in tbo State Land Office ; it was only a llttlo too much wino and women that bad brought Mr. Commissioner Edmonds under sus picion. Now, howovor, tbo Governor of Michi gan finds everything all wrong in the State Loud Office—a steal of magnificent proportions, falsi fied records, etc., etc.—and ho recounts to tbo Legislature a damaging array of facts that ex isted a year ago. Bat than, a year ago, there was a Presidential election Impending, and tbo demands of party interest required silence. It is needless to say which party; either would bavo dono it, and both have dono it frequently. In this Michigan case, however, tbo stealing that might have boon checked in April was permitted to go on until December, and tbo tblof to go out of office in rognlor course. —And now, tbo Detroit Tribune (on apologist of “ tbo party ”) hopes tbo frauds in tbo State Land-Office will not be made tbo subject of par- iisan animadversion. —Tbo Toledo Blade flays, with particular ref erence to Schuyler Colfax, who wants to go back to Congress: Tboro can bo no doubt but tbe Indorsement of any of tho Credit Moblllor fircculntors and (bo back-pay f:r»bbors would prove not only damaging 1° Ike par ies Immediately Interested, by making them the tar gets for all manner of charges of corruption, but would also greatly diminish the strength of tbe party. If tbo Republican party would maintain Us ascendan cy, It must repudiate even tho semblance of corrup tion, to say nothing of positive guilt. —Tbo defiant appointment of ox-Gov. Ruther ford B. Hayes to be Assistant Treasurer at Cin cinnati, marks a widening of tbo broach between tbo Grants and tho Shermans. —As tbo Stato Senators to bo elected in lowa, next October, will take part in tho election of a United States Senator by tbo Legislature, it is given out that Gen. Bolknap, now Secretory of War, aspires to succeed Judge Wright in tbo term beginning in 1677. —Tbo Boston Journal, speaking of tho claim set up by our Souator Early to bo Lioutonant- Govornor of Illinois, seeks to make it moro clear to tbo Massachusetts mind by saying : Precisely tho eomo claim was act up by Plnchback in Louisiana, under which ho aasumod to discharge tha functions of Governor for a time. —Both parties In Virginia are arranging for State Conventions at Lynchburg, and the mana gers of both oro anxiously inquiring what they shall do with tho real issue, in which, most of all, tho people ore interested, via: Tom Scott's railroad schemes. —The official vote in tho Second District of Now Hampshire elects Aaron F. Pike, Republi can, to Congress, by 7 plurality, viz s Pike, 10,- 780 { 8011, 10,773. —Wo quote from tho Quincy (HI.) Whig: Hero cornea another honest Congressman. The Hon George W. McCrary, of the Keokuk District, has writ ten to tho QaU City announcing that ho has “ not re ceived and docs not Intend to accept the back pay voted by tho last Congress, or any part of it.” One moro tally. Good for McCrary. Lot ua hope Mr. McCrary will stoutly adhere to his good resolution until tho next two years ore safely passed. But why should any man, and he a Congressman, covet such an ordeal of temptation? —Any view of tbo Modoc massacre which does not hold President Grant and his Cabinet re sponsible for tho assassination of Oon. Canby and bis associates, is a false view. Grant’s In dian policy, which has boon so bopuffod In the platforms and newspapers of his party, has boon a fraud and a failure from the beginning. It has boon a mass of corruption, favoritism, and vil lainy towards the Indians, and a moss of false Srotonses towards the country. —Milwaukee fetes. —Gen. Grant cannot bo expected to be fully Informed at Woshington respecting what is best to bo done in tho different emergencies that are constantly arising. Gen. Oanby seemed to havo tho correct idea up to tho hour of his death, which, under tho clrcmustancco, was a thing not cosily foreseen,— St. Louis Democrat. —No matter how it ends, there is nothing in tho causes of this Modoc war that reflects honor upon pur Indian policy; nothing in Ita prosecu tion that comports with tho dignity of our Gov ernment.— St. Louis Bcpubllcan, —The President, with commendable goodness of heart, has labored earnestly to subdue the savage with kindness, but his faith in that method of treating the savage must have re ceived a terrible shook at tbo announcement of tho massacre of Gen. Canby and tho Peace Com missioners accompanying him. At a meeting of the Maumee Valley Pioneer Association, a fow years since, at Porrysburg, ■ some reference wos made to the Indian, and the hopo ex pressed that ho might yet bo induced to regain tho ‘white man as his friend and pro tector, when Dr. 0. White, of this city, remarked that he had at one time been very much in favor of kind treatment to wards tho Indian, and really believed that bo might bo civilized, but that long experience and observation has convinced him that tho only medicine which would effectually remove the savage nature was extermination. Tho senti ment mot with a hearty response from the old pioneers present, although it rather shocked tho younger class of persons who heard It. —Toledo

Blade, —Wlmn tho country shall havo recovered from the shook of this frightful massacre, there will §o up to Washington a demand that in future oalmgd with hostile savages wo shqll have no moro parleying and dawdling, mouth after mouth, to satisfy tho eoruplon of a fow humani tarians who havo a fantastic notion that tho savages can bo Christianized and civilized with out being subdued.— Cincinnati Commercial. —The Indian war in Arizona still drags Its weary, bloody length along. For twelve years tho Apaches have rioted in tho murder of whites and the plunder of ranches. For twelve years tho nation has paid out somo $50,000,000 in en deavoring to subjugate these merciless and blood thirsty savages. Homo 1,000 men and women havo fallen victims to this cruel tribe.— A rixona Miner, —Tho country is at this time realizing the full force of long dominating abstract error, and a cumulouu partisan ascendency, prolific of shams, upstarts, cant, and corruption. Tbo intelligence of the people conceives all this, and the question Tvitli them is whether to boar the ills they have or trust themselves to the Democratic part& . which, by Its bungling, got thorn into so much trouble. They aro literally “ botwoon boll and tho iron-works,” and, as brains and leadership are needed to mako a now party, they stick to tho old ones In tho absence from tho field of po litical action of both brains and leadership.— Loulnillo Courier-Journal. —Wo fool os if wo wore out at sea, and did not exactly know in what latitude or longitude wo wore sailing.— Pittsfield (III.) Old Flag. —lt is to bo hoped some permanent good will result from all tho uncovering of corruption which has been and is going on, for surely tho exhibition la sufficiently sickening.—.Buffalo (iV. Y.) Express. —Ah nearly os wo can understand tho Times and Chronicle, the recent rise in gold is caused by tho excessive importations which come of tho freedom of trado which wo enjoy. If It is free irodo that wo aro enjoying, wo move that a trial bo mado of protection. At toast there could bp no disadvantage in a change.— Cincinnati Coni merciai. —Somo of tho rocont debates in tho Albany Sonato havo afforded entertaining reading, if nothing else. Mr. Woodin.for instance, appeal ed eloquently to his follow-Bopubllcaus to *' toko tho ofiioos and lot tho Democrats go hungry.’* Ho would not pub a Democrat in any office from scavenger to President. His definition of genuine reform was to turn Democrats out of office and keep 'em out. Mr, Lewis quite coincided with Mr. Woodln. Ho felt it a solemn and im perative duty to chose tho Democrats away from positions of trust and power, and keep those po sitions for true Bopubncans. By tho way, it is popularly supposed in Now York that both these Senators have Mr. Tweed's brand on thorn.— Springfield Republican. —The Kansas farmers, at their rocont conven tion in Topeka, concluded that tboy wanted salt aftd lumber placed on the froo list, and a mate rial reduction In tho tariff on iron. Also tbot tboy would “ ignore all political preferences and prejudices that havo ewayod us hitherto to our hurt, and support only such men for office as ore known to bo true to our interests, and in whoso integrity and honesty wo havo tho most Implicit confidence.” That leaven is working, isn't It ? Springfield Republican. —Wo look upon this question an ono tliat -will bo fought to tho end, not onlybvlbo farmers, but all others. If somo of our farmer friends will only examine this matter carefully, they will find that fully nine-tenths of the people, irre spective of party or occupation, avo with thorn In this movement. It Is a mistake to suppose that railroads aro. the only subjects for considera tion.—TVemma (111.) Index. —lf the farmers’ movement against railroad extortions or any other groat evil is over to amount to anything or secure reforms, tho Prai rie Farmer must certainly know that it will bo by tho use of political machinery. All tho abuses which tho farmers aro crying out against at present proceed, from powerful corporations or false systems of government, and can only bo remedied by reform m legislation, and tho inter position of the Government arm to protect the people. To apply tho olfootlvo remedy, It will, therefore, occur to most people that tho farmers cannot do it successfully by abstaining from politics.—Quincy fill.) Herald. —How kind it is of those generous, great hearted, whole-souled gentlemen to descend for a moment from their mountains of gold, and warn the simple-minded rustic against tho dan gerous demagogue. Booh condescension and uoblo-boartod charity ought to sink deep into the soul of tho former, make him contented with his lot. oud shut his oars forever against tho wiles of demagogues. —LeMars (Iowa) Sentinel. —Wo would like to ask any farmer Hying on tho lino of any railroad In tho Skate of Missouri, or Illinois, or lowa, thoso two questions: In ease Congress should, at its noxt session, strike off the duty on all articles entering into railway construction, how much lower does ho suppose freights would be on bis grain to tido-wator, and how many years does ho suppose it would bo bo loro tho effect of tho reduction would bo felt ? —SI. Louis Olohe. AMUSEMENTS. aikek’b theatre. A very largo audionco was present, lost night, at Aiken’s Theatre, on tbo occasion of tbo first appearance of Stuart Robuou in tbo now drama entitled “Law In Now York.” This play appears to bavo boon written for tho express purpose of enabling Mr. Robson to appear in a funny char acter, and tbo purpose is accomplished. Mr. Robson certainly docs appear in a funny char acter. Ho keeps tbo audionco in a roar by moans of a quality of dramatic humor which secures many laughs by reason of its broadness, but leaves bobimlit no impression which tbs come dian can over bopo to call to bio service. Tbo drama is tbo veriest stuff in its construction and movement. It is an extravagant burlesque of indifferent merit, serving only to introduce a series of humorous incidents, having no well de fined continuity or relation to each other. As a travesty on “ Law in New York ” tbo piece might bo regarded as a success in that city, but it pos sesses no element of strength which can possi bly carry it beyond a local popularity. Mr. Rob son is enabled to gratify his ambition and bo funny, and Messrs. Rankin and Lawior are introduced In characters which pos sess somo incidental interest, but, beyond this “Law In Now York” is a lamo agglomera tion of threadbare situations and incidents, principally lacking in skillful construction. Nev ertheless, it is amusing, and people laugh at it, and seemingly enjoy it. It is effectively cast, involving tho appearance of Miss Kittio Blan chard, Miss Lucy Arthur, Miss Aunio Radolilfo, Messrs. Roofo, Laugdon, Roscoo, ana others, and is handsomely put on tho stage. THE ATOLLO OLUD CONCERT. Tho Apollo Musical Club gavo its third recep tion to us associate members last evening at Standard Hall, tho ball being thoroughly tilled with one of tho most elegant audiences over as sembled in tho city. The programme was well adapted for tho Easter season, as it included many selections of a light and sparkling nature, sandwiched in with tho raoro serious numbers, and several which wore of a humorous and rol licking character. The Club, since ita loat ap pearance, bos boon somewhat increased in num bers, ana tho tenors have boon strengthened, so that tho balance of voices is much moro per fect than it has over‘boon before, and as com plete porbapa aa can bo expected in a male soci ty. Tenors do not grow on every bush ; bassos do. The singing of tho Club also shows great improvement, as was manifested in their hand ling of the Liszt Cavalry song, which maybe considered a test piece for any society, both in expression and in the real difficulty of tho music. That tho Club should have been able to impress it upon an audience at tho tirst hearing speaks wolf for tho musical capabilities of tho members, and especially for tho excellent conductor, under whoso thorough and painstaking direction it was mastered. Wo understand that tho Club will still keep it on at their rehearsals, since it has mado such a success, and will now cook to master every point of light and shade in it, with tho view of giving it at some future time with still greater elect. In the lighter and moro senti mental numbers of tho programme such as Kroutzor’s “Chapel,” Barnby’a- “Sweet and Low,” tho “ Toast,” and tho “ Sans Bouci ” cho rus, tho Club sang with very lino expression, and produced somo piauissimos which wore very remarkable for singers who have sang together so short a time. Such male singing has never boon heard here before, and, with tho solo numbers, it may safely bo said that.it was one of tho most enjoy able concerts over given hero. Miss Fannie Root was the soprano soloist of the evening, and to tho largo circle of her musi cal friends and admirers in this city It is need less to say that everything she did was marked by exquisite taste and keen musical perceptions. Her voice was amply sufficient lor tho hall, although she would bo classed among light soprano singers, and its clearness and purity, as well as the distinctness of enunciation, ana the admirable method which she employs, made it a pleasant satisfaction to listen to nor. Her num bers wore also selected with admirable taste for a concert of this character, being Schumann's u BprlngNlgbt,” Franz's “Welcome, Fair Wood,” andSpour’a “Spring of Love,” tho latter with clarinet and piano accompaniment. Mr. Foltz and Mr. Blsohoff sang tho bravo’s duet hi “Btradolla” in a dashing, ringing stylo, which provoked hearty enthusiasm, and Mr, Bowen sang “ Bimon, tho Cellarer,” as only Mr. Bowen can sing it, which is praise enough. Mr. Lodochowskl played n Chopin nocturne and Schumann's “Papiliou” in a very unostenta tious but very artistic manner, and with espe cially Hue feeling for tho sentiment of the noc turne. Tho only drawback to his playing was the length of tho selections. After the concert wos concluded, tho chairs wore removed and tho members spent some time in social Intercourse, after which dancing com menced, which was kept up until a late hour, tho larger proportion of the members remaining to participate in tbo “ light fantastic}” and thus dosed ono of the moat enjoyable musical and social occasions over known in the city. The Club is once more to bo congratulated upon Its success. NIXON’S. At Nixon’s, Mr. Wilder presents this week an entire • change of programme, and the now features are thoroughly appreciated by good audiences. Tbo little pontes which jump and kick About tho Arena prior to tho performances oroato & fund of amusement. The champion Robinson still apnoftru, together with Pastor, Aymsr. and Hallo Blokes, In now equestrian nets. Prof. Rogers and sons, Otokson, and the largo company of acoompUshod aorobats and tumblers are still retained. The entertainment is pleas* lug throughout, and merits patronage. ANNOUNCEMENTS, Mies Noilson appears for the first time st Mo- Yiokor’s Theatre, this evening, as Rosalind, in “As You Like It.” The dramatic man of the Journal has evidently taken charge of MoVlok or’a programme, as ho announces Bulwor’s play “ Romeo and Juliet." The Arlington, Cotton & Kemble Minstrels hold their own at Myers’ Opera House, whore they are giving the now burlesque of “Romeo and Juliet,” and a fine bill of minstrel items be sides, WALL STREET. Review of tlio ITIonoy« Gold* Bond* Stock* and Produce markets. Special Impatch to Tho Chicago Trtbunt, New Yobk, April 15.—Tbo monetary situation, to-day, exhibited slight improvement, although money Is still extravagantly dear. On call, all business was at % to % per dlom, with most of the loans at 8 1-1G to }{. Tbo receipts of omv renoy, to-day, by express were about $1,000,000. This falling off coil bo explained by tbo foot that these companies bring money chlofly from dis tant points, and, to-day being Tuesday, thomoney which started on Monday has not yet had time to roach here. The Now York Central Railroad Company to-day commenced to disburse $0,000,000 on ftooount of the semi-annual dividends, and this money will soon find Us way into the street, or at least a Considerable portion of It. Ono of our loading banks called in (his afternoon a largo amount of money for to-morrow, wbloh operation is supposed to havo some connection with city finances. A petition In favor of the repeal of the Usury laws, signed by loading bankers, was sent to Gov. Dlx to-night, with the request that he will once more call the attention of the Legislature to this important subject. It was reported this afternoon that the Governor would send a sort of compromise message to the Legis lature, urging the repeal of the Usury law for this county, so for as pledges of personal property ore concerned, leaving' the limit on real estate at 7 per cent. This, it Is hoped, will conciliate the farmers and their im mediate representatives in the Legislature. It has been suggested that the Grand Jury themselves should petition the Legislature in favor of a repeal of the usury law. This would no doubt have groat effect. Wall street advices from the Grand Jury room still indicate o disposition there to discover a conspiracy, rather ebon a violation of tbo Usury law. The investigation of usurers to-day was about as barren of results as yesterday. There were plenty of Wall street men on hand, but there was not ono of them that was not a regular knownothlng. Mercantile paper continues dull. GOLD, Speculation was heavy, and the price declined to 117%. The immediate canso was the ealo of several millions of gold by an occontrio “ bull,” who suddenly became weak in faith in anticipa tion of tho Treasury disbursement of tho May interest, and the transfer to tho United States Government of $15,000,000 Alabama indemnity money. Late in tho day thoro was somo recov ery. EXCHANGE. Foreign exchange opened firm, and tho leading bankers advanced their rates to 107% f° r sixty days- sterling, and 108%, for eight, but this advance cheeked tho demand, and the market closed dull and weak. Tho actual business dur ing the day was below the regular asking rates. Tho demand from importers continues light, money being still too scarce and dear to permit of liberal purchases of exchange. STOCKS. Tho stock market was steady during tho morn ing, and in somo oases a slight advance was es tablished. Towards noon a decline sot in. which reached W to 4 per cent, there being in late deal ings considerable pressure to sell. Tho lowest prices of tho day wore reached just previous to tho closing of the Exchange. At tho final close there was a recovery of % to % per cont from the lowest point. BONDS. Governments wore quiet and steady. PRODUCE- For flour the demand was limited. The sup ply of spring wheat brands la larger. Good to fancy Wisconsin and Minnesota extras are easier. Shipping extras are quiet and heavy. Winter wheat broads are without much change ; sales, 0,800 brlfl ; receipts, 14,764 brls. Wheat—Buyers hold oil and forced holders to make concessions. The business was confined to car lots of spring, which wore sold at lower and Irregular prices ; sales, 16,000 bu j receipts, 21,500 bu. Pork was decidedly higher and somewhat excited, with sales in tho jobbing way at $17.60@17.Q0 for new mess; $17.00 for moss ordinary, and 950 brls Western prime mesa at $16.05@17.u0. For future delivery, 250 brls May at $17.60, and 250 brls Jnno at SIB.OO. Becoipta, 769 pkgs. Cut meats were generally quiet. Dir salted shoul ders are steadily hold at 70, without business. Pickled hams quoted nt ll)i@18o. Dry salted bams are bard to sell. Bocoipts, 1,035 pkgs. Bacon was firm, with sales of 150 boxes west ern long clear at 9%@9%c, and short clear at 9% @9%0. Lard was quiet and firm, with sales of Western at 9o for Aprii, and 9%0 for May, and 150 tea oity at B%c, For future delivery, 600 tea for July ac 9 9-160. Bocoipts, 1,148 pkgs. MEMPHIS. A Graveyard WiuUcd Awar»Vaughn t tho Murderer of • Hiudmau The Mayor In Trouble—Personal. Memphis, April 15.—A graveyard situated on the banks of tbo Arkansas, twenty miles below this city, caved into the river on Sunday. About 700 bodies wore washed away in tbo rapid cur rent, Lewis Vaughn, charged with the assassination of Gen. Hindman, was brought before Judge Solsoy, Second Circuit Court, this afternoon, on a writ of habeas corpus. After a partial exam ination, ho was remanded to jail till Saturday, by which time it is expected a requisition for him from the Governor of Arkansas will bo re ceived. At a called mooting of the General Council this afternoon, the charges against Mayor John son, of speculating in city bonds was referred to the Finance Committee, with power to send for persons and papers. Postmaster General Creswell, and Senators Cameron and Howe and their families, arrived hero this afternoon from Now Orleans. They will probably visit Little Book before leaving for the North, Xho Kcntuclcy Itu-Klux. Cincinnati, April 15. —Tho Gazelle's Frank fort, Ky., special says: “On Saturday, at mid night, a baud of masked men called Biohard williams, a farmer in Henry County, of that State, to his door aud commenced shooting at him. Williams had boon notified to leave some days previously, and, having armed himself, re turned tho fire, killing one of tho party, named Bramlotto, ana wounding throe others. Will iams was wounded in tho arm, and is in Frank fort for surgical treatment. It is feared ho will lose hie arm.” Couvlcts Shot. Bt. Louis, April 15. —Yesterday afternoon as a freight train on the Missouri Pacific Bailroud was passing the Penitentiary, hi Jefferson City, Mo., two convicts broko from tho guards, ana, attempting to board it, a guard fired at ibom with a double-barrel shot-gun. One of them dropped to tho ground severely wounded, while tho other climbed to tho top of one of tho cars, laid down, and died. Borne 200 convicts witnessed tho af fair, and became greatly excited, and threatened to break, hut tho guards stood firm, and tho offi cers of the prison soon got tho prisoners under control. Tho Straits of ITliiolclnac. Mackinac, Mich,, April 16.—Tho woathor la clear; uo wind 5 thermometer, CO degrees, Teams are crossing tho straits on tho ico. Au Badle, April 15.—'Tho wind 1b northeast and light; woathor oloor; lake full of drifting ico. Port Austin, April 15.—Wind northeast and lightj woathor cloar and pleasant. Plenty of ioo on this shore. Senator Morrill, of Vermont—His Hack l»uy. NuwVonic, April 15.—Tho Springfield liepuh- Ucan says that Senator Morrill, of Vermont, has sent a chock for his baolc pay to tho Utato Treas urer, stating that ho wishes the amount applied to tho reduction of tho State debt. Tho Bank of England JTorfferi* Havana, April 14.—Detectives have arrived from London, and fully Identify Bldwell as tho alleged Dank of England forger. Tho JLato Oon* Canby* Ikdianai'oub, April 15.—1t is expected that tho body of Oou. Canby >yiU ho brought to this city and interred in the lot recently purchased by his wife in Grown Hill Cemetery. New York, April 10.— Gen. Cauby having boon ft member of the Methodist Church, and the Rev, Dr. Thomas Us book agent at San Fran cisco. the Preachers’ Association will commemo rate their lives and deaths by suitable resolu tions and services. STATE LEGISLATURES. OHIO. Columbus, 0., April 15.— 1n the House, this rooming, tbo following bills wore passed j House bill to provide that whore two Oounoilmon havo been elected, without first determining which shall servo for the long or the short term, they may decide tbo matter by casting lots} House bill to authorize Justices of the Peace to. act as Police Judges during tboslcknosa of said Judges. After considerable olßoussion, tbo general appro priation bill woe defeated—yeas, 50 } nays, 28. In the Senate, the bill to abolish second trials, but leaving now trials to bo granted by courts, oa at present, vros defeated. Columbus, 0.. April 15.—1n the Senate this afternoon, the following bills passed: House blu to provide that Trustees of oollogoo and. other institutions of learning, whoso terms ex pire during a mooting of the Board, shall hold office during such meeting, and until their suc cessors are chosen. Senate bill to provide for the removal of . a case from tbo Court of one Justice of tbo Peace to another, whore the former Justice is law-partner of an attorney engaged in tbo case. House bill to amend the Biot sot so as to extend the maxi mum of imprisonment thirty days, and tbo maxi mum of fine SSOO. House Dili to provide that suits against administrators, executors, .and guardians may bo brought in the coun ty whore letters of administration or guardianship were granted, or the county whom the administrator, executor, or guardian reside. House bill to authorize the taking of the depo sition of a person imprisoned In Ohio. House bill to authorize adjacent townships having no incorporated village therein to uni to in establish n?* 0 /.?!? V ° ont do bill to require the Secto tary of State to furnish tally-shoots and poll-books for all elections. Senate bill providing heavy fine and imprisonment for throwing missiles at trains of care or locomotives on railroads. In the House, the vote by which the General Appropriation bill was defeated this morning, was reconsidered, and tbo bill was put on its. passage only to be defeated again, receiving 4i> affirmative votes, one leas than on this morning* MICHIGAN, Special Dispatch to Tho Chicago Tribune. Laming, Mich., April 15.—The hill drawn by Dr. Garrignca, the State Salt Inspector, regulat ing the sale of mecUolnoa and poisons, and re quiring pharmaceutists to bo registered was lost. The Senate bill repealing the law allowing Catholic Bishops to hold Ohuroh property in trust p&eiodia the Senate. Two bills passed in the interest of the State Public School at Cold* water. A joint resolution urging tho construc tion of tho Niagara Palis Ship Canal passed. Judge Howell’s general bill for tho incor poration of villages was omchdod and passed by the House, seven members opposing. A bill passed tho House strengthening, .extending, and confirming tbo law sotting apart for the sup port of deserted wives a part of tho property of husbands refusing or neglecting to provide for them. A largo number or bills wero disposed of, many being local or of comparatively slight importance. The House was discussing bills in Committee of tho 'Whole in the evening. NEW YORK. Albany, N. Y., April 16.—Tho bill extending for one year the time for tho discovery of a de sirable motor power for propelling boats on tho canals, passed the Senate to-day. BUI permit ting members of tho Legislature to ride froo over all tho railroads of tho titato during their term of office, was reported hack adversely from tbo Sen ate Committee. Tho report was disagreed to* and tho bill was committed to a Committee of tho Whole, Albany, April 15.—1n tho Assembly, this evening, tho biU providing for a ship canal from Trov to Lako Champlain was ordered to a third reading. ARKANSAS. Little Book. Ark.. April 15.—Both Houses have passed a bill abolishing tho position of County and Probate Judge and Associate Jus tices of the County Court. GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN. Examination of JRlis Mental Condition ■•Wliat 15c Says Ho Is* New York, Aprii 15,— I Tho investigation as to tho mental condition of George Francis Train was to-day resumed before Judge Daly and a special Jury. District Attorney Phelps opened the pro ceedings by stating tho object for which the jury bod been impaneled, namely, to discover whether Train was or was not insane, the result of which inquiry would determine whether ho could bo tried under indictment for publishing an obscene paper. Dr. Thai!clous M. B. Cross was examined* and testified that, at tho request of the District Attorney, he and Dr. Hammond bad made an examination of Train* and from tho conversation, manner* and appearance of the subject of investigation, ho formed the opinion that Train was of un sound mind. Tho witness visited Tram twice, and conversed with him on politics, religion* Grant, Greeley, and his property in Omaha. Train said he was tho pagan dictator of this country, and tho nation couldn't got along with out bis leadership. Greeley bad t>oon poisoned. Within sixty days from March 13, every hriok in the Tombs would be leveled, and the streets would run with blood. Ho (Train) know this* and bo was tho only person to stop It. Dr., Durant had $40,000 of uls, and paid him 18 per cont interest. Wall street and tho banks were rotten, and would have to go up. Gen. Clmtflold, Train’s counsel, cross-exam ined Dr. Cross vary severely, asking him if ha thought Galileo, Bacon, Nowtou, and Socrates wore insauo because they formed theories of their own in direct opposition to tho general be lief of their ora. At tho conclusion of tho tes timony of this witness, tho Court adjourned until to-morrow. DEPLORABLE ACCIDENT. Fall of a Chimney—Ono Little Girl Killed* and Three Others Fatally In jured. Njswßtman, N. Y., April 15.—Last night tho residence of Sylvester Townsend, in Mattowan, was burned. This morning, wliilo a number or children wore playing about tho ruins, the chim ney, which had boon left standing after the fire, toppled over and buried live little girls. Alice Underhill was killed, and Kate McKiimln, Eliza beth Siram, and Mary Coleman seriously injured, and will probably die. Kate Coleman was badly* bruised, but will recover. Railroad Nows. Cleveland, April 15. —Tho hearing of the ap- Slicatlon of tho stockholders of tho Cleveland, blumbus, Cincinnati A Indianapolis Bailway for an injunction restraining tho proposed lease of said road aud its dependencies to the Atlantic & Groat Western Bailwhy was finished before Judge Emmons, in tho United States Circuit Court, this morning. Affidavits wore presented by the defendants, in reply to tho allegations of tho plaintiffs, after which Judge Emmons gave his decision, granting an injunction as to the leasing of tho road, but denying it as to tho in crease of capital. An injunction against both was granted in the Cuyahoga Court of Commou Pleas on Monday. In consequence of those in junctions and acts of tho Ohio Legislature, it ia announced that there will bo no mooting of tho stockholders of tho C., 0., 0. AI. B. B. on tho 10th lust., as proposed. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. Dubuque, April 15. —LaCrosao, Wia., carried by 1,005 majority the proposition submitted to the people, whether tho city shall give $150,000 to assist in building tho now railroad bridge over the Mississippi at that point. Tho vote stood l,i)9t) for, to 325 against. • Lorenzo Blackstono and John S. Kennedy, of Now York, wore yesterday elected Directors of tho Cedar Falls A Minnesota Ballruad, for two years, receiving 0,073 votes, the whole number coat. —A fond father recently wrote 1 “ It general ly takes twenty years of training to eradicate tho word ‘ nice ’ from a woman’s vocabulary. Tho Falls of Niagara, tho Psalms of David, and tho progress of tho human ruuo woro all 1 nice ’ to my oldest till sho got married." —Philadelphia*!* public beggars form a BtnalP army of 2,000 persons, and a writer in tho Press says of themt “Allowing tho low average of 20 coats to oach, wo have a total of S4OO a day, or tho enormous aggregate of SIIO,UOO annually thrown away as a vast premium upon vice and! laziness, or 70 por cout moro than is required to* support the four largest institutions of charity iu our city.” And further t “ Ono of our mosk; noted beggars, whoso income from fraud is often times S2O a day, lives in St, Mary's street, loanoi money at usury, keeps several women, and gets drunk nightly. Another, a deformed young, woman, owns a row of Umwaa, and la a Urct; dealer in real estate/’

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