Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 22, 1873, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 22, 1873 Page 2
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2 COUNTY AFFAIRS. A Dad Condition of Things at (ho County Insane Asylum. Some Spioy Statements Concerning tho Award of. a Contract. Glaring Errors in the Valuation of Prop erty for Assessment. A Red-Hot Wrangle Over the Court-House Plans. Commissioner Ashton Knows How It Is to Be Called a Clan Commissioner Harrison Retracts the language, hut Adheres to the Idea. Tho Board of Commissioners mot yesterday afternoon, President Miller In tho Chair. ' A communication was sttbmiUod from tho Superintendent of - Public Charities, no follows: On Pnno Bef my last onmiAl report I called your at tention to tho overcrowded,,condition of the Insane Aaylvnn, and asked that an additional story bo placed on tho present building, bo na to give ua more room, and stated that ouch addition would coat ua $30,000, or SJOO per patient. Since that time wo have had about forty admissions, aud now wo bavo 201 patients. It ■wards Intended for twouly-fivo patlouta wo have from forty to forty-flve. In rooms for ono bed wo bavo two, and in some • cases tbroo. Tbo result of Ibis overcrowding : Is that It makes tho patient more irritable and noisy, and of nights it la no uncommon thing for tbo physician to bo called up to dtcßß a cut head or a bruised face, tbo result of lights caused by locking tip pationta (o- ? ether. Aside from this, wo bavo erysipelas In tbo oueo. caused by tbo aanltory condition of tbo wards and tbo poisoned stato of tbo air engendered by over crowding. Should wo bavo an. epidemic during tbo summer, and wo bavo tbo conditions present, caused by overcrowding, to cause it, tbo result would no fear ful. With BUfUclcnt room and proper treatment a largo percentage of insanity Is curable, and every ono cured is that much taken from tho expenses of Cook County, and In many cones they go out aud take care of tbclr families, where, otherwise, tbo county would •care for them, ' .' ,The danger of locking up In ono room two or more persona who nro Insane was exemplified In the Asylum on Blackwell’s Inland, New York, whore ono insane man murdered bis fellow before help could oome and stop tho flgbt. If something is not done, I fear that wo shall bo compelled to record some such tragedy at our Asylum. This Is a question that dceorvQß*Bcrious consideration, aud should receive immediate atten tion. I cannot too strongly urge your attention to this matter. To facilitate matters. I would respect fully ask your honorable body to visit the Asylum, and on the ground consider the question. On motion, it wimiooolvod tlmi tbo Board •visit tho Asylum on Saturday next; • , FROM AN UNSUCCESSFUL COMPETITOR tho following communication was received, being in relation to tbo awarding of contracts for tho building of tho Comity Jail and Criminal Court building: Your petitioner. John W. Garvey, respectfully ebows that bo Is 'rightfully entitled to tbo carpenter’s work on the Criminal Court and County Jail, Instead of tbo person to whom it bus been awarded, under tbo namo of “ Frank Silverman A Go.” and asks your honorable body to toko such action lu tbo' premises as may seem Just to your petitioner and conducive to tbo Interests of tbo county, and your petitioner presents herewith bis affidavit of tbo facts and circumstances under which tho said work was awarded , to tbo said "Frank Silverman A Co.” John W. Garvey. State oflllimia, Cook County, m.: I, John W*. Garvey, being first duly sworn, on oath do say that l am n carpenter and builder in the City of Chicago, aud have been engaged in that business for tbo last eight years; that, in accordance with tho advertisement of tho Building Committee of tho Board of I put in two bids on tho work of thoCountv Jail and Criminal Court of Cook Cuuuly, tbo one being an oggrognto hid of $1X7,600, and tho other beiugaseparato bid of $20,801 for tho carpcntor work ,* that Boylo A Johnson, plasterers, were also bidders for the whole work; (bat on tho morning of tho day wheu tho bids were to bo opened, John Boylo, of tho said firm of Doyle A Johnson, met moncar tho Court House aud asked mo to lot him know what my bid was for tho carpenter's Job, and said if I would give him my bid he would put It in his bid for tho whole Job; that ho had no other carpen ter's bid, and if bo got tho Job I.should havo tho car pouter’s work. I did not give in .my real bid for a while, but considered it over, and finally thought, said Boylo was honest, and that I could rely upoulilm, aud I;therefore govo him tho amount of tho bid which I intended to make, In good faith, to-wlt.:. tho sum of $27,80-1, for said carpenter work, which amount I did put in as my separate bid For said work ; that when said bids were opened, much to my astonishment, I found tho bid for carpenter woric In said Boylo A Johnson, aggregate bid, tbo sum of $20,000, instead of m; bid, which 1 bad given him, io-wit.: $26,804. I further state that said Boylo A Johnson have either In tholr employ or connected with their busi ness. a certain Frank Silverman, whom they havo used as a Umc-kcopor, aud who is no carpenter, os ho was acknowledged lu my presence, and who has no me chanical trade, as I am informed aud bellovo; that when said bids were opened it turned out that said Frank Silverman hud put in a hid for tho wholo job, Including a bid of $26,600 for carpenter's work, being tho sumo as Boylo A Johnson’s hid for carpenter's work. I further show that my hid of $417,G00 was the lowest segregate bid for tho whole work, aud that my separ ate lid for carpenter's work alone, of $30,864, was tho lowest separate bid for tho carpenter* work, and was tho lowest hid, cither in the aggregate bids, or separate bids, for the carpenter’s work, except this bid of Doyle t Johnson, and the hid of Prank Hllvarman, I further state that Frank Silverman has acknowledged that bo got said bid from Doylo & Johnson, in tho presence of • various persons since, and 1 heard him acknowledge it, also, in the presence of the Building Committee, 1 further state, on information and belief, (hat there was a combination between tho said Doylo Si Johnson and Silverman to cut mo out of tho work after they had pollen, in confidence and good faith on my part, my bid from mo t that tho two bids of Doylo & Johnson and Frank Silverman being the same, said Doylo Si Johnson withdrew their bid, and left their time-keeper, Silverman, the lowest apparent bidder, • I further state that when it was found that Bald 611- vorman’a bid was tho lowest, ho was asked by a mem ber of your Building Committee If bo was a carpen ter : said “ No,” but ho had ono of tho bent partners In tho city. I farther state, on Information end belief, that at tho time bo made tho said statement, tho said Silverman had no partner who was a carpenter, and that ho subsequently obtained tho namo of Timothy Darcy fo use in that capacity. John W. Gakvy, Sworn and subscribed to before mo this 17th day of April, A. D. 1873, Frank E, Oliver, Notary Public, Commissioner Harrison remarked that it? was too lato to do anything in the mutter, and on his .motion tho communication was placed on file. DETAINED AS A WITNESS. A communication from Charles H. Watson, sotting forth the fact that ho has been detained In tho County Jail for* over sixty days as a wit ness In tho case of Clegg v. Nugent, and hna lost a position thereby, ana praying* the Board to take tho matter Into consideration, and, if pos sible, to remunerate him for tho loss of bis tune, was referred (o tho Judiciary Committee. ERRORS IN ASSESSMENT, Commissioner Harrison called the attention of tho Board to the fact that, under the present mode of asßCßsing property for tho collection of taxes, gross mistakes wore made, involving great loss to the county. Ho know of ouo instance whoro property worth $2,000,000 waa assessed at $140.000; another, where property known to ho worth 8500,000, wua assessed at 880,000. Ho, therefore, submitted tho following resolution, which wua passed: JUfiotved, That this Board would rnraceUy recom mend that tho members of (lie Legislature from Cook County endeavor to hnvo thu voio defeating the bill fur tho creation of a OommlßSloncr of AsßCßSmeuts In Cook County roooneldorcd ; and bo it Jieuolvcd, That this Board la of the opinion that such au olllccr. with proper powers, would save to tho Slate md county many thoimumla of dollars now lout by outrageously low assessment of many largo nieces of Sropcrty, and that tho rebates necessarily allowed by to Board, growing of erroneous assoEsmcuts, would go far toward paying tho salary of such an ofllcer. Uesolceil, That a copy of this resolution ho sent by ihc dork to cuoh Boprcscntntivo and Senator from Cook County. AUODX TUB COUIVr-nOUBK PLANS. Commissioner Ashton prefaced with his ctifl ioraary long speech tho introduction of tho fol lowing preamble uud resolutions: Wiif.ukas, The Committee on Public Buildings of the Common Council of tho Oily of Chicago, ana tho Board of Public Works of said city, acting Jointly, hava oxaumod to ignore tho duly authorized committees of this Board hi tho boloclloii of plans for tho now Court-Homo and City Kail Building, and have by thclv .action excluded a portion of the Joint Committee of .this Board fr«m participating In tho selection of said plans, having eight votes tu tho County’s five, there <oro bo It Jlcsvleed, That (ho Committee on I’ubllo Buildings of this Board are hereby directed and Instructed to eoloct no plan, or award any prize therefor, uutll (he same shall bo first submitted to tho Board for Us adop tion or rejection, strictly in accordance with the for mer nctlou of (J)jy Bosrib of July Jl), 1873; and Ihat nil former action of said Committee lu conflict there with bo, and tho sumo is hereby rescinded, Conunimiionor Harrison said that ho behoved that it should bavo boon so arranged that tho Board only could havo tho right to award the prize or make tho selection | but, as tho Board ■XV ' ■■■') had already compromised Itself by tho original advertisement, and-iw it had-boou well under stood that tho Building Committee would not make the Anal selection and award without con sulting the views of tho Board, ho could sco no necessity for tho nasimgo of tho resolution. Commissioner Galloway believed that tho two Committees of the Board and of tho Common Council word a unit, so far, on tho subject 6f tho plans,.and ho had no foar but that tho Board of Public Works would .coincide with tho action of tho majority,' 110 was opposed to tho passage or tho resolution, behoving that It would toud to create confusion. . • Commissioner Olongh deprecated tho introduc tion of tho resolution, and counseled oaro and caution Id tho matter. . Commissioner Ashton quoted from somo un discovered poet to tho effect that “’Tie human to err, and folly to bo wise,” whereat tbo Board laughed and tbo Commissioner blushed,'half suspecting that ho hud put his foot in it, ‘ TUB COUNTER-CHECK QUARRELSOME, Commissioner Harrison, referring to some re marks of tbo preceding speaker in reference to rings, said that tho worst ring ho had hoard of was ono in tho old Building Committee, which purposely drow.up tho advertisement so as to have tho exclusive handling of tho plans. Com missioner Ashton was a member of that Commit tee, and signed tho advertisement. Commissioner Ashton—No. sir} I did not? 1 did not sign it; I know uotliing about it. Commissioner Harrison—Then, sir. yon [nog looted your duly, and stand responsible for tbo advertisement, whether you signed It or not, President Miller (Commissioner Boguo in tho chair} said that If any mistake was committed by tbo old Building Committee iu issuing tbo ad vertisement, which ho did not believe, the Board should stand by tho notion of that Committee, and all . that had sinco boon done In accordance therewith. - Commissioner Ashton said that tho statement that thoro waa a ring-ln tho old Building Oom j *1“? falsehood, and tho man who retail ed tho statement retailed a falsehood. TUB LIB DIRECT. ■ , Commissioner Harrison—Do you moan to say, sir* that 1 havo retailed a falsehood ? Commissioner Ashton—That is what I moan to say.... Commissioner Harrison—Then 1 wish , to say that you aro a liar. Do you know what that moans ? ■ Commissioner Boguo called tbo Commissioner to order. Commissioner Ashton, turning a little pale and shaky, said that.ho had not intended to oay that Commissioner Harrison purposely retailed a falsehood. MORE THROWING OP DIRT. Altar some confusion Commissioner Harrison arose and begged the pardon of the Board for the language no hod used, but bo wished it to ho understood that ho still entertained the ideas embodied in that language, lie further referred to the fact n report on'tho charge thrtt a member of tho Board'had used brick from, the Court-House to build his house with was still in thopockot of that member;, 'Commissioner! Ashton said that this was a mis take. .■ Ho would not use a stronger expression, for ho never allowed himself to sink so low as to use ungonilemauly language. TUB RETORT COURTEOUS., Commiseloncs Harrison—You never yot roue so high as to bo a gontlomau. : Commissioner Crawford moved as an araond montMmt all tho plans bo submitted for the ac tion ortho Board. His object was to divest tho Committee on I’ublio Buildings of tho powers conferred upon it by tho Board. Commissioner Galloway, in order to simplify tho matter, moved that tho Committee on Public Buildings bo discharged from further considera tion of the Court-Houso plans. Commissioner Clough moved to lay tho whole subject on tho tabic. It was lost by a tlo voto, as follows: Ayn— Boguc, Clough, Galloway, Harrison, Jones, Singer, Miller—7. • * P Hertlug, Louorgan, Tho motion to discharge the Committee on Public Buildings from considering the Court- House plans, was lost by a lio voto: Fens—Ashton, Crawford, Harris, Herting. Lonor gan, Bohlman, Bussell—7. Aa;/s—Boguo, Clough, Galloway, Harrison, Jones, Slngor, and Miller—7. ’ ’ The original motion of Commissioner Craw ford was lost by the samo voto as above. On motion of Commissioner Crawford, tbo Board reconsidered its former action by which the Committee on City Relations was directed to act with tho Building Committee. A POSITIVE DENIAL. Wo ore requested to publish tho following communication: To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune: Tho sworn i.tatemcnt presented to tho Comity Board of Commissioners this aitarnoon by one Garvey. i\ whining carpenter, la unqualifiedly false. I shull bring tho mutter before tho next session of tho Grand Jury. Frank Silverman. THE CADETSHIP* Ex*9layor Rice’s Appointee* aud What Is Being Done About It* When tho Government devolved upon ox- Mayor J. B. Rico tho selection of a cadet for West Point, it has proven that tho call was upon a thoroughly conscientious gentleman, fully alive to tho public service. Wo would there wore more of tho kind, and for Mr. Rico’s sake vronld bo disposed to keep tho mattor quiet, Tho mag nifleont Bamum is now mailing up a world’s show of curiosities, and will inevitably put Mr. Rico up in wax, to bo exhibited as tho man who treated public interests precisely like his own, who carried tho same conscience into a decision that would involve public interests that ho has given to tho careful private concerns of John 33. Rico. For he might have found plenty of prece dents for tho contrary course. Ho might have taken somebody's bod in hand, for and in consideration of SSOO in baud paid. Fact. Ho might have taken his grandmother’s grand daughter's neighbor's aon, out of family con siderations. Not unusual. Ho might have taken pity on sorqo parent with a worthless shuck of a boy, and loaded him upon West Point because ho was worthless anywhere else. Natural humanity. Ho might—well ho might have done a thou sand things to show that ho was only consulting hiiUßolf, increasing his own power and personal prestige, and being fully justified under tbo rules of Tito Barnacleism. what a glorious com pany of martyrs Mr. Rico might have then shone in, for tho time |is coming, or else the Lord help us, when tho people will bring faggots and sot up stakes and pillories, aud whip ping-posta—all in moral machinery, of course, and make a political Bmithflold for tho knaves that fatten on public trusts, oudrook lessly waste the power and bounty and faith of tho nation. In that day, when a few men like Mr. Rico will walk in white—but this is millen nial, and really getting so far away from our. sub joct that wo come back to say what Mr. Rico did do. and perhaps tho example may toll on some public man not too far gone in sin to bo saved yet. Mr. Rico must have been rending about a young man named Gyrus, in whoso early day somo peculiar notions obtained as to tho fitting and training of tho hoy to boooino a man of service to the State. Ho has been taking his illustrations for West Point from tho Oyrppicdia. Wo have before referred to his announced plan of receiving the names of all candi dates fox this cadetship, submitting each to a medical examination to soo if tho physique is all right; to a practical educator to boo if the mental machinery is promising. There have boon sixteen applications, and on tho 29th of April all these boys will be brought together for a selection.. It is well done, ami, if tho noy so selected does not turn out au honor to the country whoso sword ho wears, it will not bo tho fault of Mr. Rico, who has boon as careful and conscientious in the mattor us if ho was buying a family horse, and if any man knows a stronger coraparison, wo don’t. Sixteen boys, perhaps more, will bo ready by tho 28th : therefore, and it docs not matter who their fathers voted lor in the lute election, whether their uncle is nn Aider man or has a saloon, whether mother rides in a tandem or does plain sowing: wanted, a first class boy to become a first-class servant to this Government, so that tho nation shall bo hon ored, and in ono instance ut least a pure and honest selection he made. Kat guild Kadis. A therapeutist of London thinks ho has dis covered an infallible cure for vhuumatlam, name ly, , Ute administration of hot sand baths. Ho claims that tho advantage of this modo of treat ment consists, especially, in tho fact that it does uot suppress perspiration like tho hot water bath, but ratuor increases It; and another advantage It posflOSHca is, that 1C does not interfere with tho respiration of Urn patient, us does the steam bath or Turkish bath. It is assorted that tho body can ouduro tho Influence of such u bath for a much longer time, and a much higher temper ature cun also bo applied. It cun bo need far in fants, and permits of easy application to a part or to tho whole body. The cost of supporting tho Episcopal Churches In the City of Brooklyn is ascertained to lie 8314,005.85. As there are 8.21)3 families connect ed with tho Church in that city, tho expense to each family is within a email fraction of 88(3. THU CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: Tufesp!As APRIL M% 1873; H! I .i MILITARY. Ocn. Merson (1. Davis, tho Now Commander of tho Department of tho Columbia. ■: His Life,' Promotions, and Pulb- lie Services. The True Story of the Killing of Gen, Nelson at the Galt House, in Louisville. Col, John H, Kins and Jeff O. IMvis tho Coming Brig adiers. A Grand Military Wedding at Omaha, Spccfaf Correspondence o,f The Chicago Tribune, Omaha, Nob., April 17,1873. A man of moro’ than ordinary interest to tho American people at this moment is Jefferson 0. Davis, who has boon just appointed by. tho Government- to succeed tho lamented Gen. Oauby in command of tho Deportmontof Oolum-, bio. As The Tribune has given a very full ac count of tho Modoo War, anil tbo life nua ser vices of Gon. Cauby, it will not bo improper now to give some account of his successor. • ' JEFFERSON 0. DAVIS Was born on tho 22d day of March, 1828, In the County of Clark, Indiana. ‘ Ho. comes of good stock,—hia grandfather, William Davia, having’ boon ono of tho pioneers of Kentucky, and an Indian fighter of considerable repute. Two of Davis’ uncles woro present at tho Battle of Tippocouoo, and rendered good service. , His father whs a quiet man, bom and raised In Ken tucky, and everywhere spoken of, by oil who know him, as a bravo and chivalrous gentleman! His mother woo an Indiana Indy. Young Davis in 18U entered Clark. County Seminary, and waa a student thoro for four yearn. Tho institution was thou considered one of tho boat in the West, and Davia acquired a fair edu cation. Ho was still a student when tho Mexi can War brokd out, and ho at once loft hia books to JOIN TUB ARMY. Ho first onlloiod in Capt. T, W. Gibßon’u com pany, thou recruiting for Mexico. His Captaim who was an old West-Pointer, liked tho youth, and, to show his a2 ) l )ruc l ftt l° u /niado him a non commissioned officer. "When - Davis started for. Mexico, ho was just 18 years of ago, and showed much of tho ardor and patriotism that had distinguished his ancestors in their battles with tho savages on the “dark and bloody ground’* of Kentucky. His company was colled tho M Clark Guards,” and, on being mustered into service, was attached to tho regiment of Gen. James H. Lane, late of Kansas. Davis was in tho array of Gbu; Zachary Taylor, and partloipatod in nearly all tho engage ments of that corps, terminating at tho battlo of Buena Vista, whoro ho so GREATLY DISTINGUISHED URIDELF that ho was recommended fora commission in tho regular army. Ho was duly appointed a Second Lieutenant in tho First Regiment of United States Artillery,—his commission hear ing data Juno 17,1818. Davis’ first duty in, tho regular army was per formed at Cincinnati, whoro ho remained several months on recruiting oorvico. His company re turning from Mexico, ho joined it at Baltimore* Antoiig llio ofllaora (Lon in tliri First Ar~ tilory were John B. Magrudor, Stonewall Jack sou, Hill, Winder, Slaughter. French, Drammn, Baud, Bodges, Anderson, and Doublcday. Twou ty-ono of Davis’ messmates afterwards became Generals; and it is safe to say ttyvt, with tho sin gle exception of Stonewall Jackson, NOT ONE OF THEM was a better soldier than Jeff O. Davis For two years. Davis was stationed at Fort Washington, on the Potomac, opp/mito Mt. Ver non, and, it is said, applied himself diligently to tbo study of military books and tho acquirement of a knowledge of hm profession, lu July, 1850, ho was present as escort, aud commanded a sec tion, at tho funeral of Gen. Taylor, tho dead President. In tho summer of 1851. we find him with Twiggs at Now Orleans, and, m the fall of that year, on tho Bio Grande, engaged in the ex pedition sent out to enforce tho Neutrality laws. On tho 20th of February, 1852, First Lieut. Stonewall Jackson resigning, Second Lieut. Jefferson C. Davis WAS PROMOTED to fill tho vacancy thus created. That same year Davis returned to Now Orleans, and was sent with his company to Pascagoola, Miss., whore tho yellow fever attacked tho command, and many of tho soldiers died. Davis himself was a victim to tho horrible disease, and came near dying. His next service was on tho Carlowhatchio River, FJa., whore ho made several roconuois sanccs against the Indians. In Juno, 1853, ho obtained his first loavo in five years, and spent several mouths at his homo in tho West. Ho was at tho Artillery School at Fortress Monroe from 1853 to 1855, and, In tho fall of tho latter year, joined French's Light Battery at Fort McHenry, where ho remained for two years in practice, and be came one of tho MOST SKILLFUL ARTILLERISTS in tho service. In September, 1857, his tour of duty being completed at Fort McHenry, he was ordered to a station on Indian River, oast coast of Florida. For nearly a year ho scouted the Everglades; and, In 1858, when tho Indians, under a special treaty, wore removed West, Davis proceeded with his command to Charleston harbor. Aug. 28, X 653, ho wab assigned to tho command of Fort Sumter, BEING ITB FIRST COMMANDER. He found there tlio ship-load of Africans cap tured in tho Echo by tho Dolphin, under Lieut. Maftltt, United States Navy. Tho excitement in Charleston about these negroes was very great, and tho people threatened to take them from tho United States authorities by force. Several writs of habeas corpus wore served upon Davis, but ho replied that u Africans wore not citizens of South Carolina, and consequently not cutl tlodto the benefit of tho habeas corpus act.” Thin opinion was afterward sustained by tho highest legal authority in the country, and gave Davis' considerable reputation for surowdness and knowledge of law. Tho yellow fever broke out in tho fort, and, whilo the controversy was ponding, most of tho unhappy negroes died. Those loft wore sent to tho Colonization Society. DAVIS WAS IN FORT SUMTER at tho breaking out of tho War of (ho Rebellion, by tho side of Mai. Anderson when ho cut down tho flag-staff of Fort Moultrie, spiked tho guns, and took rofugo in Sumtor. Ho was ono of An derson's advisers and most active supporters. Ho «aw tho Rebels build their forts, and watched their work of treason with indignant impatience. *At length, on tho morning of tuo 12th of April, 1801, when tho littlo garrison woro almost en vironed, at four-o’clock, whilo Limit. Davia was relieving tho sentinels, a shell thrown from Fort Johnson burst almost directly over Ids head. This was tho tlrst shot of tho Rebellion, and tho War was actually begun. It is unnecessary to repeat hero tho story of Sumtor; all readers of history aro familiar with it, and those who aro not can turn to any book or the War and And it. Lieut. Davis COMMANDED ONE OF TUB I)ATTEHIEa on tho northwest faoo of tho fort during tho battle, and Lie pieces almost wrecked tho Rebels’ floating buttery, and entirely silenced it. Ho surrendorod with MaJ. Anderson, and wont with him to Now York. Horo ho was detailed as mustering ofllcor for tho State of Indiana, and promoted to bo CAPTAIN OP AETILLEnr, bis commission bearing date May U, 1801. Ho at once proceeded to Indianapolis, whoro ho not only, acted as Mustering Ofllcor, but also au Quar termaster and Commissary. Not liking duty in tho roar when there was fighting to bo done at tho front, Davis asked for and obtained a beoiment,— the Twenty-Second Indiana. Proceeding at once with his regiment to St. Loulu, ho wan ordered by Qon. Fromont to relievo (fen, U. S. Grant. Ou tho 28th of August, Cal. Davisfixodhls head quartern at Jofforsou City, and assumed com mand of tho forces between tho Gauge and Mis souri Rivers. Ho repaired tho I'aoilio Railroad, rebuilt tho Loxuiulo bridge, au4 Attacked l»rigo and McCulloch. who had tbolr fovcoa at and about Springfield. ~ Davis was nrndo , . . A nniOADICU-OENEnAL, yancod. Prlco andTllcCnllocli follhadk, add Anal ly A°d to-Arkanwas. Ho wan now given command er ID,OOO inou j hut, alaa!-tho. fortunoa of war! I'feinontwno recalled, Hunter miccoodod. and Popo camo next. Aminat those changoa Davis' was relieved, and ordered to join Ida company at Washington aa a Captain. Ilallook, howovor, had thO good bouuo to koOn him and restore him to hla command. 1 Wo next And Davis with Popo on tho Black water campaign, where, being sent out, ho, after a sharp action, captured tho onbmy’o ontlro forco of cavalry, taking D7O mon, with all thoir tonta, horses, muloa, and 75 wagona. Boturning hasti ly to Indiana, ■; nt was MAiminn, and, for a bridal four, wont with his young wife to hla camp at Ottorvlllo. Boon afterwards ho joined Gon. Curtis' col umn, and undortook tho; march from Holla to Hpringflold. Tho march to Lebanon was ex tremely hazardous; hut, crossing tho Osage through masaos of ico, In ton daya from tho tlmo of starting Davis joined his column to; Curtis, and hocamo a part of tho Army of tho South west. •. At Cross Timbers. Ark., Davis was assigned, to tho command of tho cavalry, about 3,000 in number; ami, falling upon tho onoiny’s roar brigade, routed thorn in confusion. On tho 7th of March, Davia, with 10,000 mon, ATTACKED • M’OUIXO 0 It, who was in a strong position, withl2,ooo soldiers at Poa Bidgo. Tho action lasted ono hour, when McCulloch was routed. Tho Bohol Qons. McCulloch and Mclntosh woro killed in this ac tion, and Gon. Herbert taken prisoner. On tho following day, Davis, with Ids division, assaulted Elichom Heights, carried,,thorn, ana tookflvo canon., 1 Davis was with Curtis oh Ws march from Poa Bidgo to Sulphur-Book, whoro ho received- or ders trotn Iloliook to goto Corinth. Marching 240 mlloa -ocroae tho country, at tho rate of 24 miles per day, ho arrived at Capo Girardeau, and at onco embarked for Pittsburgh Landing: Ho waa at tho otacnallon of Corinth, and ongfcgad in ibo pursuit of -Beauregard, lioebcmnu next ordered him to Jacinto, and, about tho Ist ,of •July, ho made a roconnolaaaco to Biploy, Miss. Ho had odvoucod to within a few miles of Holly Springs, when ho was ordered back to his camp at Jacinto, where ho foil sick, ond waa compelled to tako a short leave for tho benefit of his hoaltli.. . Heaving that Bragg was advancing into Ken tucky, cloaoiy followed by Buell, Davis, though still sick, hastened to Louisville, and offered his sorvicou to Gon. ‘Wright, commanding the de fenses of tko city. Qon. William Nelson, of Ken tucky, wan tho senior officer, and it was while at Louisville that Davis killed Nelson. . As 1 bavo hover scon tho exact facta of ■; . v THE GALT HOUSE TRAGEDY published in the West, I will, at-tho risk oven of maldng this sketch too long, hero recite them : ‘ Nelson was in command. Ho stood, in the office of tho Galt Houso ono evening when Davis entered. Davis-was in command of the: disor ganized and irregular companies -for tho defense of tho city | imd, wishing to know:tho position, condition, and availability of tho troops under him, Gon. Nelson turned to Davis and inquired: “How many men havo you,, Gen. Davis >” '“About so many,” replied Davis, stating as near as ho could tho number. . < “Do yon know, sir, how many men you havo ?” cried Nelson, growing very angry. “Tho men of my command, as you know, •General, are unorganized; now ones are con stantly coining iu, aud> it is impossible, for mo to toll you exactly how many I havo.” “A soldier should know how many men ho has... lam ashalncd of you, sir I, YouaronotlU to havo a command! 1 will relievo you, sir! ” cried Nolfion, now,in a towering rage. i Some'other conversation followed, when Ncl . sou Wftij seen to draw back his hand and , STRIKE DAVIS AODOSS THE ' somo say with a glove. ' Davis instantly left tho room, and Nelson com-, monccd a conversation with sofno gentlemen, as though nothing had happened, but -soon started to go up stairs. Meanwhile, Davis, smarting un der the Insult ho had received, had gone into tho bar and borrowed u pistol from somo one, and re entered the office just ns Nelson was leaving it.' Following to tho foot of the stairs, HE FIRED AT NELSON, who was on tho stops, and with fatal effect, the ball entering Nelson’s body. The wounded Gen eral caught hold of tho stair-railing, and sup ported himself until ho was. helped dawn and luKi in uko of the aTUa-rooma. From tho moment the shot was fired, Nelson boliovod his wound was mortal, and tho surgeon soon confirmed Ida fears. Ho exhibited no alarm, and mot Ids fate as ho Imd lived, Uko a bravo man. At his request, the Bov. Mr. Tobbert, who wno in tho hotel at tho timo, was called to administer to the dying man. Having arranged his worldly affairs, tho Gener al was baptized, and devoted the remaining brief timo allotted to him on earth to preparing his soul for tho other world. A little later and HE WAS DEAD. It is likely that Nolaon has boon Davis’ ekolo ton, and that ho }ms many times sincerely regret ted killing him. Tho provocation ■was very great, and lot no man say what ho would do under Ulco circumstances until ho has boon tried.. Wo must remember that tho shooting occurred at a time when there was groat excitement throughout tho country, and when men wore fearfully wrought up; and wo must remember, too, that Davis was in fceblo health, and his mind rendered sensi tive by bodily Buffering.

Aftor tho shooting of Nelson, Davis gave him self up to tho' authorities, who confined him for twenty days, and ikon EELEABED HDI, in obedience to tho almost universal demand of public opinion. Ho was for a short time assigned tho command of Covington and Newport, iCy,v and then, his health having improved, ho joined tho command at Edgefield, Tonn. At Stone River. ho was in tho thiokest of- tho fight with his division, and Hallock wrote thus of mm: “ Davis ought to ho mado UAJOn-QEHESAIi in our service." 1 cannot, in tho scopo of this communication, follow his career any further In tho War} but enough has boon said to show tho kind of mottlo tho man is mado of, and that his experience has boon varied. At tho close of tho War, Gapt. Davis was ap pointed .COLONEL of tho Twenty-third United States Infantry, or ganized by authority of tho act of Congress of July 28, 1860. Binco tho War ho has boon on duty in command of Alaska aud as Superintend ent of tho General Recruiting Sorvico, and was lately on leave of absence, at his homo in In diana, from which place ho has just boon called to tako command of the Department of Colum bia, mado vacaut by tho uufortunato death of Gen. Canby. In tho event of tho retirement from sorvico (which now Booms probable) of Gens. Howard • and Cooke, it is likely Cols. JEFFERSON C. DAVIS AND JOHN 11. KINO will bo appointed to. succeed them as Brigadier Generals m tho regular army. Aaron Ajiout. Special Correspondence of the Chicago Tribune. Ouaua, Nob., April 18,1873. ONE OP THE GRANDEST WEDDINGS that over occurred in Omaha camo off yesterday. Tho happy pair wore Mlbb Maggie Wilson, daughter of Col. Robert Wilson, and Moj. James Van Iloru, U. B. A. For mouths, this wedding has been laboriously talked of ; and, for weeks past, milliners have boon turning ovorplleoof fabrics of tho moat costly nature, and making all sorts of pretty things out of them. The stores hove have boon ransacked by tho ladies, aud, when they could not got what they wautod, a dispatch to Chicago brought forward with light ning-speed tho doslrod goods. Husbands growled, patorfamilieo lookodj glum, and all bwovo roundly they could not; but they found thoy had to stand it; and, now that it is all over, every ouo fools relieved, except tho dear ladles, who declare it was “glorious," and that they are just “dying" for another grand wedding, so thoy may do it all over again. Tho old follows any that thoy will bo if thoy shall do it over again, and look glummer than over as tho bills continue to pour m from tho drygoods and millinery houses. Col, Wilson has another pretty daughter, a young lady 5 hut tho old Colonel tolls tho young follows “it will bo a long time before sho can think of marrying,” which, no doubt, moans that tho fair Margarotta hasoxhaustod tho exchequer, and ho would put tho expensive, If not evil, day of another wedding afar off, Mother of Moses I . now If DOES COST to marry a girl off those limes I Gloves, bemuds, yells, necklaces, ear-rings, plus, chains, brace lets, ringo, ruffles, bows, bands, buttons, loops, folds, pipings, pleats, silks, muslins, luces, funs! boots, slippers, parasols, collars, cuffs, nets, chignons, waterfalls, rats, mice, braids, frlszlos, switches, puffs, curls, panlor, tourmuo, Grecian bend. Those are a few of tho things It takes to launch a girl in the sou of matrimony nowa days. remaps never before in tho history of tho world did so light a cruft curry such a stupendous cargo. TUB WKDDINQ OV MISS WILSON took rtaco in Bt. Bwaabuu’ Church, which was densely packed with poopio dcnlroun of witness ing tho coromony. The day being damp and tho ntroofc muddy, tv mnUltig-carpot hadhcotrlald from tho house to tho church. At just D o’clock ?. m.,—tho hour act,—tho procession Btarlcd rom tho rosldonoo of Maj. llart, Tho packed, audlonco had boon waiting for nearly an hour, and It was with no llttlo relief they hoard tho ap proaching chant of tho cholr-boya. When tho hrido entered, tho vast congregation roao to their foot, and remained standing until It was all over. A murmur of anplauHO Was hoard ao the hrido •possod up tho alalo, and I thought norao of tho women would dhdocato thoir nocka to got a glimpse of hor drc..j. (Bullo Doggo says ho wishes hla wlfo had 1 Bullo Doggo la a bruto.) Bho woro a whlto gvoa-gralu Bilk, hoaulifully trimmed with tullo and llowora. Tho usual long veil, hoilquot, and orange-blossoms finished hor toilet. Tho groom wore a full-dtoßs unform of Ida rank, £ho bridoamalda were Mies Pot Wilson, Mlbb Colo, Mias Evelyn O'Connell, and Miss Hattie Boldoh. Thoir drosses woro sim ple whlto tarlotan, pultod and mfiled until they appeared floating in a aoa of while down, Tho groomsmen woro Onpfc. Charles Oapt. , Jones, Mat. Thomas Gregg, and Lieut. Earnest, U. 6. A, Each woro tho uniform of hla grado. AMONG Tim DISTINGUISHED I’KRSONS TEESENT wore Gon. Ord and la'fiy, Gon. Buggies and lady, Qcn. Banigor and wife, Qou. Perry, wife amt daughter, Cot. Smith and wife, Judge Buniham, Mai. Bolchor aud wlfo, Mrs. Qon. Swoltzor, Mrs.- Gon.' Brlsbln. Col. Stanton and wife, Mrs. Col. Terrell, ana many others. Besides those, woro tho Mayor of Omaha, Judge Lako and wlfo, Mrs. McCormack and daughter, Mra. Wooddy, Sira. Qou. Mandor son, Qou. Strickland, and sooros of well-known citizens. Qon. Ord’s staff, attended hi full uniform, and I noticed in tho body of tho church Maj, Morton and wife, Lieut, Oanron, Liout. Bay and wife, Maj. Randolph and wife, Liout. Wells and wife, Liout. Lynch and wlfo, Maj. Jordan and wife, Alias Wyatt, Miss Barrett, Mrs, Oapt. Mix, Mra. Oapt. Spaulding, and othom. • XUS SCENE IN TUE OIIUnOIt waagrantk; and, ', when tho question, ‘ “ Who f ivoth thla woman la marriage?" waa uskod by ho minister, a deep hush foil as tho white-haired Colonel, and his younger daughter, Pot, stopped forward to give tho hrido away. (Miss Wilson’s mother In dead}. ? Maj. Van Horn answered tho important ques tion much as if ho woro giving a command on drosß-pavado; but no one could hoar what tho. hrido aaid, though tho Major Boomed to. think her response satisfactory, for ho said nothing to the contrary. After tho coromony, which was performed by tho Bov. Mx*. Hammond, tho hrido and groom HELD A KECEI’TKWf nt Maj. Hart’s, whoro on elegant collation was spread, * Gen. King kindly sent down the magnificent baud of tho Ninth United Slates Infantry, which famished the music for tho evening. At 9 o’clock the bride and groom took their depart ure, when tho dancing began, and was kept up to a late hour. ' • > ■ .In tho grounds about Maj. Hart’s, tents wore pitched, arms and shields hung up, and orderlies hi full uniform stationed. The gentlemen’s smoking-room was a largo marquee, furnished with camp-chairs and chests. Capt. Pollock and Lieut. Foote, U. S. A., with. Mr, O’Byrno and olhcrs, wore tho ackers at the house. Mrs. Hart did everything t4m could to make tho re ception pleasant, and that it was, all testify. • 1 had intended describing tho drosses ami pres ents. but have not tho time or ability to do jus tice to them. ! “ , - - ; QEK.. JEEP C. DAVIS loft hero this morning for Oregon, to asDUtno command of the Department of tho Columbia, made vacant by the death of Gen. Caubv. Ho was accompanied by Mrs. Davis, but tnkes'no stair with him. Gon. Davis thinks tho lighting with tho Modocs will lie over before ho roaches bis command ; but. if tho Indians are still there, promises ;to give them a lively time. Jelf is a lighter, aud nob a whit of a peace-policy man. Ho behoves moro in hard knocks than treaties to keep Indians quiet. Gon. King, Col. Litchfield, and other army officers, wore at the train to see Qon. Davis safe off to his new command. • • Aauon About. THE WESTERN'- STORM. fljosa off Sjifo and-Destruction off Stock* From the Omaha Herald, April 19. From Thomas Keys, Eoq.. and Mr. John Evans, of tho firm of Evans & Durnall, wo, gather tho following particulars of the damage one on tho lino of tho Union Pacific by tho late storm. In company with Q. D. Clark,' purchasing agent of tho Uniop Pacific, and T. J. Staley, they left hero last Sunday for Gibbon to organize an Odd Follows* lodge. Mr, Evans represented tho, severity of the storm as being almost equal to that experienced hero in 18150.’ At Gibbon, where they remained until the blockade was open, it raged with' al most indescribable fury—tho drifting snow in places heaping up to the proportion of moun tains, while the wind swept over the plains nt a velocity of about 70 miles an hour, earning with it everything of a movable nature, Boalizing tho danger they would iucur by wandering ton stops from tho house whoro they wore stopping, they concluded to secure' tho doors, atop up the cracks, aiid havo n good time in general until such times as they could aafoly return to Omaha. Enclosed by four dingy walls, in a room 7 by 0 foot, twenty five men remained from Sundoy night, till Wednesday noon, not daring to open the door. Judge Morse doing one of tho imprisoned party, relieved tho monotony of tho situation by rela ting wonderful Incidents, jokes, etc. But while they felt themselves eocuro ‘from tho violent storm raging without, there were other persons in tho vicinity of Gibbon suffering tho agonizing tortures of death by tho slow process of freezing and suffocation. A man and his wife, living a few miles from Gibbon, could not bo found after tho otorra abated, aud it was believed, at tho tlmo our in formants that they remained bnriod be neath tho ruins of tho house, which had blown down during tho storm, and on winch was heaped an immense snow-drift. Every effort was being mado to recover tho bodies. Three horses, owned by a resident of Gibbon, perished from suffocation. Another man bad fifteen bead of fat cattlo in a corral, out of which thoy succeeded In making their way, wan dered off to tho river cud wore all drowned. Fivo more in another corral mot tlio same fate. A hoi 4 of. cattlo, valued at $6,000, stampeded, and it is supposed all perished, an none of them had boon found alivo up to Wednesday evening. At Wood River no lives wo known to bo lost, but tho loss in stock is very groat; Tho farmers wore organizing themselves into companies for tho purpose of scouting tho country to ascertain tho extent of damage done, aud to render such assistance as may bo necessary to those who sur vive and may require it. Tho river'was com pletely bridged with snow, ranging i.i depth from fifteen to olghJCon foot, and was packed in between tho banka no hard that a loaded wagon could pass over it with perfect safety. One man picked up several prairie chickens that wore alivo, hut so benumbed they could not lly. At LonoTroo, a boy who stopped outside tho hotel to got some fuel was unable to retrace hie stops, wandered a short diutauuo from tbo house, and perished. Wbilo search was being mode for him, tho body of a trapper was fouud. It Is thought rooro lives wore lost than those already reported, as nothing can he hoard of tho immi grants that wore camped nlouo tho lino of tho road before the storm commenced. Two men are known to have perished near Grand Island, and a great deal of stock is also reported lost Homo of tho hogs taken out of tho freight train at Long Tree, which was unable to side-track, wore found to bo entirely destitute- of hair, and had tho appearance of having just boon dragged from a vnt of scalding water. Tills was caused probably by the heat becoming so intense in their endeavor to keep on top of tho snow. But very little stock was removed from this train alive. It will ho oomo days yet boforo tho full extent of tho damage dono Is known. Alligators in tku IHuils—Adventures of 'fwo Postal Clerks with tho Kings of tho Sivatnii* From the LouioviUe Ledger, Shortly after the mall train over tho Louisville & Nashville Railroad had loft Gallatin, yester day, coming 1101 tli, tho wail-dorks in tho postul car, Messrs. Forsythe and Glasscock, proceeded to distribute tho Florida mails, which they had received at Nashville. After several hags of loiters had been disposed of, Mr. Foray tho gath ered on to a largo leather hag tilled with printed matter, us was supposed, and, after unlocking, turned tho sack upside down to empty tho matter upon a largo board arranged for tho purpose, when, to iuu surprise ami horror, two Hvo alliga tors wore spilled out, and in uu instant they leaped from tho board to tho car floor and ran beneath a lot of looho paper and empty bags. Tho now frightened clerk shouted ‘‘alligators" to hm companion. Mr. Glasscock, and in a few seconds thoy had vacated tho mall-room for tho purpose of pro curing help to kill tho monsters. Glasscock finally rc-cutorod tho mall-room, imd slowly, but cautiously, proceeded to remove tho loose paper, whou lie discovered a slick looking, yollow spottod tail resembling very much tho tau of a snake. At thia Bight ho really declared tho thing to ho n snake, and seizing a pokor near by, ho dealt it a blow and cut tho tail off. -Thin caused tho allocator, no it proved to bo, to loavo hlo hldincr-placo and run out, when Glasscock killed it...Tho other roptllo_wau captured alive .and brought on to tho city. Kxainlnattoii revealed tho fact that somebody^in Florida had Rout thoHO curloun pots through tho mall in, a paper, box- to Bomobouy In Michigan. Mr. Forsythe. who bad boon, Blok for some time, was completely un nerved at the sight, and for a few momenta was ao white as ootton. PORTRAITS OF THE SAVAGES, F«n Photograplm of Oapt* Jack, John NclionclilUt IloMton Charley, lilack . Jim, and Hooka Jim*, ( - Froin the San Francisco Chronicle, Tho peculiar atrocity of tho mnsaacro on Frl day has awakened a keen interest in tho savago porpotrators. Tho following skotchos of thorn will, thoroforo, bo road with interest. Tho writer saw and shook hands with ovory ono of tho monsters bnroly nix weeks ago lu tholr own stronghold. They woro thou apparently desirous of poaco, aud those who visllod tholr camp can only now realize tho danger they ran in reposing confidence in such merciless beings as they have since proven themselves lobe. Ills highly'probable that they oven then contemplated .their wretched troaohorv, and wore only waiting to gob'tho throe Commissioners in tholr power before' beginning tholr dreadful work. Douce they mot on fnoftdly terms all who come to them until they could entice - the ; Commissioners . within tholr grasp. Tho night of tho 23th of February the writer slept in Capt, Jack’s cave, lying down , beside tho latter with a fooling of perfect secu rity. ■ Since tho dreadful nows ou Saturday the reflection that bo did that almost makes bis floah creep. • ' . ••, . oatr. JACK. Captain Jack,’ tho Chief of tho tribe, and author of tho villainous plot, Is a full-blooded’ •Modoo of about SO.yoara of ago/ though ho looks much older. Her baa a* good head, though, like all Indians, the forehead la low and retreat ing. His complexion 1b dark, being a bright copper color, and his eyes are black, full aud piercing. His hairJs long, banging down to tho shoulders, and Ma face is entirely destitute of board.’ His mouth Is large, and its shape indi cates firmness and determination, though it by ,no moans denotes cruelty and baseness-trails which Capt. . Jack seems to possess above all others. In, manner bo is cool, self possessed . and vary dignified. Ho in sists upon. . being treated , with tho greatest respect by all with whom ho comes la contact, aud tho chief ruler of forty millions of people could not bo a greater stickier for ofilcial etiquette than is thia same miserable savage. Ho never smiles. His greeting of hio visitors on tho occasion of the visit referred to was a splendid exhibition of Indifforouco’and haughtiness, not withstanding at tho time ho was so ill ho could 'riot stand up. Before thia act of treachery ho was believed to bo tho soul of honor. Settlors in tho nighborhood who had many dealings with him .said that they never know Capt. Jock to do a moan br base act, nor would -ho knowingly per mit any member of his baud to do one.-' If any of the ranchmen ovoi complained of any act of peculation or other annoyance, Jock was sure to visit punishment upon tho head of tho offender. Ho was elected Chief of tho trlbo two or throe years ago, and Squire Stoolo, of Yroka, acted os Jmlgoof-jiloctlon—a fact which baa always made Hteolo Jack’s fast frioml.fHo was the last man in the tribe who it,would bethought could ho guilty of so baeo an act—‘au act entirely out of hooping with his paob character. JOHN SCHONCIIIN. John Schonchln, a brother of‘ Old Schonchln,” Jaok’a predecessor in the ofUco of Chief, io a nmn about'4o yoaia-old. Ho ia a lighter colored man then Jack, but a groat deal stouter, being broad- ■ shouldered and quite corpulent. His hair is long and straight, and his oyoo small and expression less. Ilia face is plonaingia expression, and he is much loss determined in look than the younger chief. Hchoiicbin is n rival to the place occupied by Capf. Jack, ho behoving that ho baa a heredi tary right to tho, Modoc throne. Consequently he and Jack lyivo'not boon on the best of terms, though in their hbriblo plot they seem to havo worked together. Ho- is the man who shot Mcaebam, and inflicted the wounds from which the lacier is likely to die. Bchonchin, In aU those Eeaco negotiations, has been more oxacting in is demands than oven Jack himself. On the oc casion of Steele’s first visit to tho lava-bod, ho , was less friendly than any of tho others, lie oven wont do far as- to acouso Steele of wishing to “ talk with two tongues,”' and tho latter had to make him a sharp speech in reply to prevent a recurrence of tho insult. BOSTON chahlev, tho man who shot and instantly killed IhoHov. jpr. Thomas, is a young Indian about 22 years old. Ho is practically white, and his complexion quite clear. Hence the name of “ Bo •.on ” given him by the Indians, which signifies “ white.” Ho has no history at nil, and gained no promt-, nonce in tho tribe until the peace negotiations began, - when ho acted as messenger. Ho was one of tho young savages who came out to Fairchild’s - with Stoolo. and party to talk to Gon. Cauby about tho Ist of March. Tho General treated them all very kindly, and their return for this is his brutal massacre. “ Boston ” was believed to bo one of tbo best dispositionod Indians in the tribe. Ho was good humored, always laughing and talking, and seemed to like tho whites bettor than the Indians. Ho was one of those indicted by the Oregon Grand Jury for tho killing of tho settlors, but bo was known to have had nothing at all to do with that matter, being on tho west side of tho lake at tho time. hooka jnr. : This is odo of tbo worst Indians in tho whole tribe. He wps tho loader of tho band who com mitted tho murders iu December. Ho is young, not over 21 or 22, but is largo and powerful. Ho is not a. Modoc proper, but belongs fo a band of Indians known in biakiyou as tho “ Cbmo- Twashos.” Thoy aro, composed of remnants of several tribes, and havo long been regarded as thieves and murderers. Two of them are In tbo lava-bod, —Hooka Jim and tho, “ Doctor,” —and ovou Capt. Jack was said to bo afraid of them. This Indian has a bad faco. Ho, too. was ouo of those who oamd out with Stoolo, ana was tho only one that tho Chronicle correspon dent folt uneasy with, when on one occasion on the route ho was left far behind nlouo with him.' It was getting late In tho afternoon, and tho par ly- had got ton miles to ride when thoy struck the “ divide,” a gap Lu tho mountain to thb south of Littlo Klamath Lako. Thero wore fivo whites and fourteen Indians. Stoolo and Fairchild led tho party, and came out of tho trail and struck tho Lost Illvor road, Stoolo put spurs to his horse, and the whole party started for homo on n gallop, tho Indians riding along heavily armed, with their feathers and fox-tails flying liko so many pennants. They yelled ana howled, and tho party carao down tho slopo liko flying Tam O’Bhantorfl. Something getting wrong-with tho Chronicle man’s saddle, ho stopped to fix it, which took nearly twenty mlnutOs. Hooka Jim and Curlv hoadod Jack, another Indian that it would not do to trust far, seeing tho correspondent stop, rode on a few hundred yards and stopped also, when tho latter mounted ho saw his own party fully two miles ahead going liko tho wind. Ho started on n run to oaten them and then two Indians joined him, and all throo wont down tho valley bn a dead run. Tho Indians rodo their ponies ono on oithor side and scorned to bo highly tickled at tho correspondent’s somewhat unskillful hand ling of his horse. Then thoy began ft .'series of movements, designed to frighten tho latter .and make him deposit his • precious burden iu ; tho sage-brush, and onoo Hooka Jim, with a [yell, deliberately spurred his pony directly against the horso,—a movement that nearly accomplished the desired object. On tho whole; it was an un comfortable rldo, and tho reporter breathed much froor when he cumo up with Btoolo. ALACK JI3T, This io another of the nim'dorom of tho Rot tlcra. Ho iu a tall, Bavago-loolclug fellow, with a very darlt, thin faco. Ho iu about 80 years old, and iu ono of tho most dcßporato warriors in tho band. Mrs. Laura fair’s Lawyer tu Search ot SUin t'evi Mrs. Laura Fair, tho acquitted Idllor of Crittenden, appeared in u Ban Francisco court on tho UOth ult., to show cause why oho should not pay to Judge Loamlor Quint , a lawyer; tho sum of $8,500 for his services an counsel during hor two trials for murder.' Alargocrowdwas proeont to hoar tho details of tho uaso, and Mrs. Fair was naturally tho centre of attraction to ciulouu eyes. Bho " was looking," poetically re marks tho local reporter, “ ns fresh as a dande lion in May. Sbo 'Jiad on a now stool-striped dross, with polonaioo, and a hustlo made of Morning Cads, A jaunty little whito straw-hat rested on hor soft Roldou’halr like a bird's neat, ami on tho top of tho hat wore two prim, stiff looking spears of grass that resembled two littlo mnrino Qoutrieu with fixed bayonets. A thin veil partially obscured tho soft, delicate, peach bloom that suffused her face, but hor eyes shone through bright and sparkling, and hor whole manner was animated and vivacious." It will thus ho soon that Mrs. Fair was m excellent spirits for roolstlug tho magnificent claim of hor somotimo counsel upon her purse. Judge Quint, tho plaintiff, slated his side of tho story, which was to tho effect that on tho 11th of November, 1871, ho mado an arrangement with Mrs. Lane, the mother of Mrs. Fair, to defend tho latter on hor trhU for tho murder of OriUoudon. Tho hJ : ,i prlco stipulated who $5,000, of which S2,GOu was paid down at tho tlmo, and ho gavo Mrs. Lane n receipt for this sum, with a provlnlon attached to Ibo receipt that tho remaining $2,000 was to bo paid at tho conclusion of tho trial, in whatever courUUo caso.mlght ho tried. Tho first trial of Mrs. Pair began on March 27,1871, and was con cluded on the 2Gth of - April. When tho second trial enmo on, Judge Quint appeared nsns- Distant to .Tudgo Curtis, who was em ployed by Mrs. Pair, after tho first trial, ,tp take charge of her cane. It le for tills service that h'o now claims tho other $2,500. Tlio balance of the claim, $3,C00, ho lays to expenses Incurred in working up tho cano during tho first trial. Mm. Fair’s account, in opposition to the claims of Judgo Quint, is that her mother raado tho agreement about tho $2,500 additional without - her knowledge or assent ,* that Quint hod got $ 2,500 which was all she had intended to give him, and that she had slated on several occasions during tho second trial that eho did not want Judge Quint as an assistant counsel. Blio had only oou sonlod to hls so serving at tho request of Judgo Curtis, who told her that Quiot.would oliargo nothing additional for his services. Shohad further offered to pay Judgo Quint his bill of expenses if ho would show tho vouchors for them.- lids was tho substance of stories related by tho plaintiff ana tho defendant, and tho pro ceedings in court wore much enlivened by a loud roar of laughter, which echoed through tho court-room—a laugh la which Mm. Pair joined --wbon Judge Curtis, in the course of his ovi douco said something about Mrs. Fair’s In sanity. THE FARMERS* MOVEMENT. Convention of tho Farmers of 3Tazo« . well County, 111. Tho farmers of Tazewell County, 111., met at Poklu, April 18, and adopted tho following reso lutions: , - Resolved, That tho railways of the Blato being quasi publlo rcrporatlons, charloml nnd endowed wllu.tha °£ eminent domain, hcuumo they woro Intended |? Public two, must therefore bo run lu thopub tli? Rnmllcfll Possible coat to tho shippers Sff2S ll ' rw ll"“ I J IIIII 110 railroad Ilia Iho T , hat tho rallwf uy companies of Illinois and « BVB J! 0PBlBtel »tIy, in deftaueo of law. con .iV^.lio lc ?* a ? d opposed to an onllghlcnod self Interest, charged rates of faro ont\ freight tbnt fi?ntn X,,or,c #“ co hn .f don ‘°nßlra(c(l to bo u&necesunr to i!l o ..n?f l,or^ -burdensome to tho public, and do- SnarafXSUSSi? “ 1!rlouU “ l - raratalcaUnd JJJJJS n “'l ccnsutiiers of tho State, must and shall bo ' £ our luJlridual and united contost UB t0 cud » from this tlmo to tho end of tho dissolved, That hereafter no ono sbaU receive‘our votes for any ofilco of trust or profit, who Is not known to bo fully Identified with our interoat, which inter est wo claim to bo la consonance with (ho public dissolved, That wo consider it (ho legitimate duty of • tho Congress of the United Slates, and within tho scope of Its jurisdiction, to legislate and regulate all rotes charged by all railroads throughout tho States. In order thatlho corporators owning such railroads may apply them as pubJJo highways, for tho benefit of tho people, ami tho oxoritant rates now charged so modi* (led as to auow u reasonable percentage to tho corpo rators, and . cheaper freight rates to tho general Jlcsofi-rd, That It Is tho opinion of this mooting that tho conduct of tho lion. Laban It, Stroud, laabsenlino himself whou tho vote was taken for tho Illinois River Improvement bill, deserves tho reprobation of- hfa constituents, and proclaims him unworthy of our con* ncoolutioiiß ofi Uio California Farm- er*’ Union Convention. Tho Farmers’ Union Convention of California, in session at San Francisco a few days ago, adopted tbo following resolutions • /•Yiwf—That the rates charged for freights over the railroads lu this State ore ruinous to our agricultural interests, {Second— I That, In our opinion, tho corporations oper ating these roads, being the creations of law, are and aiiould bo under control, of ouv statutes, and that the maximum rates of freights should bo so fixed by stututo aa to prevent extortion, and leave tho producer a margin of profit on his productions, and that way freights bo charged only in proportion to the distance the freight la sent with tho chargee for throunh freight. • ° Third —That If wo And It Impracticable, under pres ent management or such roads, to obtain a fair reduc tion on such freights, wo will agitato tho subject, aud Insist that tho railroads built by tho money of Govern ment shall bo operated by Government lu tho Intoreata of tbo people, r#ihcr than by private persons for per sonal aggrandizement. • Fourth— That, oa these matters oro poliHcab.wo will so far make this a political body ns to cast our votes and use our Influence for such men for our Stato Leg islature ns will carry our views into effect, * Fi/th— That, inasmuch as the farmers of fhfs Stato find themselves a prey to moneyed rings In tho matter of grain sacks, wo refer this matter to tho Executive Committee of this body, with Instructions to consider tho propriety of utilizing State Prison labor, cither at Buu-Qaentin or Folsom, in tho production of a suffi cient number of oocka each year for our hoino con sumption, to bo sold to farmers at their actual coat, thus saving tbo proilt now made from us by dealers. {tfzth~- That our Executive Committee also conoidor such other remedies for tho wrongs wo now sustain in that regard as shall to thorn seem practical i'eccntft—That there being less tariff on tbo raw mo* tcrial for sacks, wo can and ought to provide ourselves with the manufactured article without paying any margin to raoro dealers in sacks. , . AtyAft—That our Executive Oommltleo consider and prepare a plan for tUo organization of co-oporativo banking, which shall put tbo farmers of tho State in possession of capital uulßciont to protect themselves from the rings formed by capitalists to appropriate to themselves the profits of our industry. Xinth— That the Executive Committee bo requested to prepare some plan for the co-operation of fanners In each locality In the sale of ’their products, and tbo purchase of necessaries, vrlth a view to retain among the producers the prollta now made by mere dealers. Tenth—' That our Executive Committee also consider and provide a place for atorlug grain and other farm products, vrlth a view to onablo farmers to retain tliolp crops until they can get for them tho highest market value. The Decreasing Population of tUo Sandwich ffwlmido* From the Honolulu Gazette, March 12. Tim census of 1860 gave a total of 02,959 in habitants of tho kingdom, divided as to sox as follows: Males, 31,395.; foraaloe, 28,501. Tho census of 1873 gives a total population of 50,697. composed of 31,050 males, and 25,247 females. Tho decrease lu totals is 0,002 souls, a littlo over 11 per cent, iu six years. Of tho natives of tho kingdom, including half-castes, tho total in 1872 was 51,531; tho total in 1800 was 58,705, making a decrease of. 7,234 in six years. Of this claoo wo And that the full-blooded native baa decreased 8,081, while tho half-caste lias in creased in numbers 817. Of foreigners, in 1800 wore numbered 4,19-1? in 1872 wo find .5,800, showing a gainlof 1,172. Those numbers in clude Chinese. The percentage as to tho wholo population of those under 15 years of ago has slightly increased tho past six years, a most en couraging fact. Of full-blood natives tho males are largely In excess, while in the case of half foreign blood or, of full foreign blood of Hawaiian birth, tho fe males are slightly in excess of males, A reference to tho census statistics since 1832 gives tbo percentage of decrease of population as follows : 3833 to 1831, 4 years.. IB'JO to 1830, It yoara. 1830 to 1853, 8 years.. 1853 to 1830, 1 yuarfl.. 1000 to 1800,0 years.. 1800 to 1872, 0 years.. Tho native raco numbered, In 1832, about 180,- 000; in 1872, forty years later, tho full blood natives are numbered at 49,01-1. Loot StoaniHlilps, hr am the Kew York 7Hmeo, During tbc last thirty-two yoara—from 1841 to 1873—counting only Btonmuhlnu uaod for trans* atlnnlio voyagoa between tho United Slatea, Eng. land, ami the Continent, forty-four ships hay® boon lout, ua follows : WOODEN BTElUanirfl, Humboldt, Franklin, Arctic, Pacific, IRON BTBAMBUIPH. President, North Britain, Columbia, Caledonia, City of UlnpßOw, Norwegian, City of Philadelphia, Buhomian, City of Boston, Nova Scotian, City of Now York, United Kingdom, ■ Lyonnala, Hibernia, : Tompcat, Union No. 1, Austria, Lafayette, Canadian No, 1, Cambria. Now York, Scotland, Indian, Union No. 2, Arago, Olbhrow, Hungarian, Cleopatra. Connaught, Zoo, United Slates, Mina Thomas, Canadian No. 3, fit.Goorgo, Britannia, Atlantic, Anglo-Baxon, Chicago, Colorado, Germania. Ot Ihoao, tUo President, City of Glasgow. City of Boston. Pacific, Tompoat, United Kingdom, and Mina Thomas, foundered at sea, novor hav ing boon hoard from. Tho dangers of tho const of Nova Scotia aro well nliown from tho fact that between 1857 and 1804 nino iron steamers, run* nlnp from tho mouth of tho St. Lawrence to Portland, wero lost. Tho Presbyterian ministers of London have combined to shorten their prayers, especially tho prayer that follows tho sermon, and ono divine has done away with tho aftor-sormon prayer al together, thereby increasing his hearers at loaat twenty nor cent. 7Vr cent.