Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 25, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 25, 1873 Page 4
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4 TERMS OF THE TRIBUNE. tnsnMfl op BUDsonirnoH (payable in advance), I ;; s i:3B Parts of a year at (bo samo rate. To prevent delay ami mistakes, b« sure ami rlvo Post address in full, including State and County. nemttt.'inoos may bo matlo either by draft, express, Post ODluemdor, or in registered lottora, at our risk. TKMMfI TO city HtJCßoninßita. rnjly, dolirorcil, Humluy executed, 35 cents per week. Dally. delivered, Sunday Included. Ik) oonta nor week. Address TIIK TllUllfom UUmVaNY™ Corner Madison audDcnrb()rn<sts., Ohioago, ill. TO DAY’S AMUSEMENTS. M’VIOKER'S THEATRE—Madison street, between fltato ami Dearborn. Engagement of Mr. Mark Smith, * * Ono Hundred Ycare Old.” AIKEN'S THE ATRR—Wabash avenue, corner of Con, trees. Engagement of Stuart Robeon. •* Little Km’ly." HOOLEY'S OPERA HOUSE-Randolph street, be tween Clark and LaSallo-st. “ Tlokot-oLLoavo Man." ACADEMY OF MUSIC— Ilnlstod street, south of Madison. Engagement of Mr. F. 8. Ohnnfrau. "Kit, tho Arkansas Traveler." MYERS' OPERA HOUSE—Monroe street, between State and Dearborn, Arlington, Cotton A Kemble's Minstrel and Burlesque Troupe. Romeo and Jullot." BUSINESS NOTICES. • GOVERNMENT ARTIFICIAL LIMB MANUFAO lorr. DU. J. E. GARDNER, corner Slxteoutivat.. Cna 'Wabash av., ts tho only uno In Chicago authorized by ho Gotornmont to furnish euldlora atililolai limbs anil apparatus. , ROYAL HAVANA LOTTERY. TUB EXTRAOR dlnary drawing will take place on the 23d of April, 1873. Tho amount drawn is sl.Muxe. Thoro will be only 10.CC0 tickets and 2.097 Prizes. J. It. MARTINEZ A CO., Hankers, 10 Wall-st.; Poat-otUoo Box 4,685. Now York. SOUENOK’S MANDRAKE FILLS AS A BLOOD- Purifier and Frovcutlvo of IJlsoase.—Tho season has now arrived when tho übo of * 1 blood-pnritlert u and tonics It necessary, In ardor to Invigorate audregulate tlio system, 10 os to enable It to repel those morbid Iniluonoes to which it is more or less subjected at this period, when Imoncii lent*, remittents, rheumatism, pulmonary dlsor den, mid especially bilious complaint's—a forerunner of many luourablo malaclloj,—aro so common. Every pro caution should, therefore, bo adopted to prepare and pro toct tho system In advance boforo (Uo norm wouthor fully i' , ts In and toucls tudorolop tho many diseases prevalent tilth tliu changes of tho season. Jlut tho ijuostloQ arises, In view of tho many nostrums palmed on tho public, as to tho boat remedy that will destroy any germ of disease that may bo lurking in tho system, Fortunately, wo liavo ouu specific bulled alike for ail persons and climates, which will render tho system impregnable against the attacks of tho many complaints attending our'soring r.nd summer mouths. Kchnnck’s Mandrake Pills, a household word In every nook and corner of tho land. Is this valuable remedy. Vio do not. menu to nlfirra but lint somoof tho blood purifiers In tho shapo of satsapa rlUas, tonics, Ac,, possess merit, but wo do contend their action is so lardy ns to require their long continued use, which not only noocasKates groat lucqnvonUmco and ox o:nsc, but still leaves tho system, whim undergoing this slow procoas of renovation, uupuitocloa and llablo to at tack from tlio prevailing epidemics of tho season. Schcuok’s Mandrake Pills, on the other hand, actlra* mediately, although gdutlv. any disease, « ponding, being at once acaitored. There pills not with tho oer tslntyof calomel or blua-masa, without any of tho In jurious or enervating lallncnco of thoiq drugs. They not only act upon the accretions of tho liver, tho great workshop of thu human body, but from their alterative properties they hnincdUtaly restore to a healthy condi tion all tho suorotlou3 of the ntomnehand bowels con cerned in tho process of digestion. Aa a mood-purifier, to prepare the system against (ho influences of those*- sen, and to prevent biliousness, languor, lassitude, fever mid ague, aud all ether disorders with which tho atmos phere Is surcharged at this period, tho use of Scbonck's Mandrake Pills, contiimod from two to tlvo days, la ail that la necessary, except in rare eases. For what other remedy can thin bo claimed, and substantiated by testimony such as la given dally by hundreds In all parts cf tho country ? Tho verioua Barsaparillaa and othor prep arations sola for this purpose are not only expensive, costing ns high us ono and two dollars por boltlo or pack age, but have toho used for weeks and even then with very Imperfect and uusatlafactory results. Ou tho othor handaslngloboxof hclicnok's Alandrnko Filin, costing only twenty-five couts, and procurable of ony druggist or dealer, lu sufficient, In many cases, for an ordluary-slsod family, and, unllko tho other preparations, guarantees to ell who use them protection frtim disease and a lease (o good health. Tills foot alono has secured for those pills n any other similar preparation over offered. They are, ns tho name indicates, composed largely of Mandrake, exclusively an American plant, tho TCOw of which possesses rare medicinal powers, especially Itia treatment of a disordered state of tho liver aod kid neys. The Alandrnko nils can bo used uliko botli by grown persons and children. Full directions os to dose, ole., accompanying each box. Prepared only by J. 11. SOIIKNOK A SON, N. E. cor. Sixth atul Atch*aU.» L*hllx<laUthl&, And for sale by nil drußghtaatid .dealers. Uhfi C£ Ofeilmm Friday Morning, April 25, 1879. Winter wheat tUo country through la reported by tbo Agricultural Bureau to ho looking hotter now than at tho same tlmo last year. Tho stockholders of tho Atlantic Occau tele graph companies mot yesterday in London, and, informally, approved a consolidation of all tbo companies into one, in accordance with 'tbo pro gramme foreshadowed uomo time ago. Tbo popo has fallen ill again, and is compelled to keep bis bed. Such frequent and serious changes in tbo condition of so old a man betoken approaching dissolution, .and mako it doubtful whether bo will live to cclobrato bis .81st birth day, on tbo 18tb of noxt month. Legal interest is still restricted to 7 per cent by tbo bill now before the Now York Legislature, and which has been described incorrectly as a bill for tbo repeal of tbo usury laws. Its main effect is to lessen tbo penalty. Instead of for feiting principal and interest, tbo lender is pro tected in his right to tbo former, and loses only tbo Interest. Roger Ticbborno is now being tried for per jury. Tho opening speech of tbo prosecution was begun on Wednesday, continued yesterday, and, at tho last advices, is still running. One of tbo peculiarities of the Ticbborno litigation has boon tbo How of words it has caused. When Sir John Coloridgo summed up tbo * case against tbo claimant last year, bo mado a speech twenty three hours long. Two vital sections have been stricken out of tbo House Compromise bill. They aro tbo eighth and ninth, which empower Railroad Commission ers to fix tbo freight and passenger rates of cocb railroad in tbo State, and which mako such rates prima facie reasonable, and tbo re ports of tbo Commissioners .prima facie evi dence. Tbo veto by which this action was taken was unexpected, as the friends of tbo bill bad without trouble defeated all tbo attempts to amend tbo precoding sections. Tbo bill will bo considered to-day, section by section. Coal will bo made still dearer and a career in England by tbo formidable strike of twenty thousand coal-minora in Leicestershire. Tbo combination of mine-owners and the panic about exhausting the mines bavo already produced a serious coal-famino, and avo remotely tbo cause of tbo Atlantic -disaster. Bomo good may re sult from this state of affairs in tbo discovery of now methods of economy and of now sources of fuel. A patent baa already boon sought for a process of resolving air into Ua component gases, eo that they can bo used for fives or lights. The Insurance Convention witting in Now York favor tbo insertion of a clause in all lire policies limiting tbo respoiiuiblUy of oouipnnloH to three-quarters of tbo loss. They think that upon tbo general adoption of such a rule prop erty-owners, knowing that in any’event one quarter of tbo loss must fall upon themselves, will take greater pains to prevent fires. Under t the present system of full insurance, it is often | rather to a inau'n interest that his property should burn j the now rule would bring his in tercuts and tbono of tbo companies together. In another column will bo found a very full and interesting description of the build ing and preparations for tbo groat Exposi tion at Vienna, made up from tbo notes of our correspondents and from many other sources of information. Tbo accommodations for vis itors and the arrangements for contributions are given at length. One matter of interest pub lished for tbo first time is tbo full list of American Commissioners, whoso names will bo scrutinize^ with great attention after the recent disclosures of the connection of some of them with sowing maohlno companies, iron manufacturers, and the like. Mexican raids and Indian dopradallona arc making sad havoc along our Southern border. Nows comes this rooming of a fight near 3?ort Quitman, In which a party of Americans, in pur suit of a band of Mexican marauders who had murdered a Texan fanner, burned his homo, and carried off his cattlo, .were badly beaten and driven baok by tho despera does. What with those guerrillas and tho Indians under leaders like Cochise, who still recreates himself by roasting an occasional whito man, tho wholo lino along Toxas, Now Mexico, and Arizona is unfit for industry or ovon existence. In two years thoro has boon a do orcase of lOpor cent in tho population, and every interest is crippled. Tho project for making Christianity in somo sort a Stato religion in this country, which is argod onco a year by an undersized oonvontiou, sooms to bo developing favorably In Japan, for wo learn by oablo dispatch from Berlin that tho Japanese Ambassadors have interviewed an emi nent Gorman professor on the subject. Tho learned professor earnestly dissuaded thorn from taking such a slop, tolling thorn that tho pro copts of Christianity appeal to tho hearts of men and not to tho poworof governments; that Christianity c&nnot ho enforced upon a peoplo without doing violence to its fundamental prin ciples. It is added that tho Ambassadors lis tened with much attention to tho remarks of tho professor, and expressed satisfaction with tho advlco. _ Although tbo Bauk of England has recovered from tbo MoDonnoll gang all but thirty thousand dollars of their stealings, it docs not relent in prosecuting tbom criminally, as is too often done in similar cases. From tbo moment of dis covery tboro has boon no whisper - of compromise, no bargain for tbo com pounding of felony. Tbo forgers have been sternly pursued, ' and with great skill and equal' success. Bidwol), who fled to Havana, was yesterday delivered up to tbo English Consul, and will bo sent at onco to England in a m&u-of-war. Tbo first warrant on which MoDonnoll was arrested in Now' York proved faulty, but bo has boon promptly roavreatod on another, and will proba bly soon bo traveling beck to England In chains. It is a mark of tbo lowest typo of provincial journalism to garble and misrepresent tbo arti cles or positions of olbor journals. Tboro are very few of this class remaining in tbo Stato of Illinois. It happens that one of them is printed in ibis city. It seems to bavo como into being for tbo special purpose of perpetuating a withered and leafless typo of journalism which is fast dis appearing from tbo prceincto of Higginbottom opolis and Podunk. Tbo Rock Island Union docs not' belong to this branch of tbo profession—at least wo bavo not so classed it heretofore. Hence, when it says that The Cuioaoo Tnmnxis baa lately ap plied to tbo farmers a sneering expression— “husbandmen (farmers) have always boon an unfortunate race of beings from tbo timoNoah adopted tbo business, and camo .to grief in bis own vineyard by reason of too much grape juice ”—wo couoludo that it baa not soon tbo ar ticle to wbiob it refers, but has borrowed what it knows, or don’t know, about it from a city paper as destitute of candor as it is of brains. Tbo Slate Journal Booms to bo troubled ho enuso wo mado tbo suggestion that if tbo now Railroad law should provide for advertising tbo schedule of freight rates proposed by tbo Rail road and Warehouse Commissioners tbo Spring- Hold newspapers would not bo useful advertis ing mediums except for railroads centering in Springfield. Wo mode this suggestion not in tbo interest of newspapers at Chicago, or. Ga lena, or Quincy, or Alton, or Cairo, or any news papers whatsoever, but in tbo gener al interest. Wo suggested that there was no need of publishing them in any newspa per, so far as regards the furnishing of legal evidence,—that appearing to bo tbo main object of tbo publication, as recited in tbo bill. But if published for tbo purpose of giving information to shippers, tboro Is no reason why such publica tion, regarding a railway having its principal business at Peoria for instance, should be at Springfield rather than at Peoria. Tbo publica tion, if -mado at all, should bo loft to tbo discre tion of tbo Commissioners. The Chicago produce markets wore loss ac tive and irregular yesterday, Mesa pork was dull, and declined 80@40e per brl; closing at 817.80@18.00 cash, and SIB.CO seller June. Lard was in good demand, and 100 per 100 lbs higher, closing at $9.85. cash, aud so.7o@\).BQ solloc June. Moats wore in fair demand, and a shade firmer, at C#@CXo for shoulders; 9@oXo for short ribs; o#@o#c for short clear, aud 10@X2o for swcbt-pioklod hams. Highwincs wore dull and nominal at 86#®870 pot gallon. Lake freights wore dull and nominal, at 150 asked for corn to Buffalo. Plour in fair demand and firm. "Wheat, was moderately active, and #@lo higher, closing at $1.24X(©1.212<j cash, ond $1.25# sollor May. Com was moder ately active and unchanged, closing at 37 87#o cash, and 88#o sollor May. Oats wore in good demand, and lo higher, closing at 01@ 81)(jO cash, and 31#c seller May. Ityo was raoro active, and #o higher, at C9#o. Barley was dull aud nominally unchanged, at 70@780 for poor to good No. 2. Hogs wore dull and 100 lower, closing at $5.20@5.C0. Cattlo were ac tive, hut closed easier. Bhcop remain steady. The mooting which has boon called at tbo Aster House, in Now York City, for May 0, to consider tbo transportation question as it affects tbo country at largo, is likely to furnish the basis for a national movement against monopolies, the ultimate growth of which U Is not possible to foretell. It baa boon suggested that this meet ing was called for the purpose of bringing tbo farmers’ granges and tbo labor-unions in di rect communication. Tbo tendency of tbo movement, whether it has taken this direction or a more general scope from tbo outset, is to unite the producers of tbo West and the consumers of tbo East in a common cause ogainat tbo railroad managers* The growth of a combination between producers and consumers will inevitably lead to a common opposition to all classes that live upon subsidies, monopolies, and " protection” of every descrip tion. When Urn consumers of the East 'discover that the bulk of tbo money which they pay for grain goes Into the pockets of tbo railroads, who, in turn, pay over a largo share of it to the manu facturers that furnish them tbo material for building and running their roads, the consumers and producers wUJ meet on THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1873. common ground and iako common measures for their own protection. The producora of tho West and tho consumers of tho East form an ag gregate In nurahoro as against which tho “pro tooted” few will ho a pitiful minority. Tho vigorous etridos which tho movement against railway extortion ban already taken Indicate that tho restraint of tho railroads will not ho tho only nor most important result, but that it will finally load to tho massing of tho peoplo against tho bano of all commercial freedom,—tho protective tariff, Every now and thou wo hoar a clatter of tongues about the great advantages of tho Mis sissippi Elver as an outlet for Western produce; but, as years roll by, wd find that tho amount of cereals taking that course seaward is limited to about tho quantity wanted for consumption lu tho Southern States—or only a trlflo more. At times when tho most talk is heard on tho ad vantages of this route, grain 1q being shipped eastward, In largo quantities, by rail, from Bt, Louis, This grain crosses tho Mis sissippi Elver by ferry-boat, and is then hauled a thousand miles, moro or loss, by land, rather than take tho cheap though lengthy and roundabout route via Now Orleans. Tho reason is, that a surplus of grain at Now Orleans, over and above tho requirements of lo cal consumption, is ns far from market as it was in tho St. Louis warehouse. It is probably truo that freighting on tho Mississippi Bivor is tho , cheapest inland transportation in tho world, and if tho course of that stream wore oast and west instead of north and south, it would settle tho railroad question and all kindred questions with a vengeance. But wo find, as a matter of fact, that this greatest of rivers docs not, in any considerable degree, relieve tho pressure in tho Northwest, though thoro is an Increase in tho amount of property transported on it both up and down. In regard to tho St. Philip Ship-Canal, a work projected half a cen tury ogo to avoid tho bar at tho mouth of tho Mississippi, wo say to all tho friends and advocates of that undertaking that no local jealousy or apprehension regarding it exists in Chicago, so far as wo know. Tho only objection to it is that which applies to nil similar works sought to bo foisted upon tho National Treasury, and tho danger that half a hundred others will bo fastened upon it, swelling tho cost to intolerable proportions. If tho St. Philip Ship-Canal could bo takou up and voted upon by itself, as a work of national im portance and value, a pretty strong argument could bo xnado for it. MR. ADAMS AND THE CHICAGO CONVEN TION OF, 18Gp. Tbo rcceut eulogy pronounced upon tbo lifo andmeraory of William 11. Soward, before tbo Now York Legislature, by tbo Hon. Charles Francis Adams, is meeting with very searching criticism in tbo columns of tbo loading newspapers, both East and West \ not from any desire to detract from Mr. Seward’s well-earned reputation as a statesman, but because, like many other biogra phers who cannot estimate -tbo worth of a man without making unfavorable comparisons with others, Mr. Adams sought to olovato Mr. Sow ard by underrating Mr. Lincoln. No ono can doubt that Mr. Adams was siucoro in all that bo said concerning Mr. Sew ard, but there wero ultimately some circumstances which could not fail to preju dice bis judgment. Years ago, Mr. Seward wrote a biography of John Quincy Adams, and also pro nounced a glowing eulogy upon bis lifo and character before tbo Now York Legislature. It was but natural, therefore, that tbo son should bavo bold this fact in tbo kindest remembrance. Again, it is doubtful whether Mr. Adams bad any personal knowledge of Mr. Lincoln, or any moans of judging of him, except as a distant observer, having no sympathy with Mr, Lincoln’s bumblo origin and mdo antecedents—with bis lack of that culture which is gained from tbo literary and artistic pursuits of an elegant leis ure, and with bis close affiliations with tbo com mon people, from whom Mr. Adams bos always boon remote. Lastly, during tbo whole of tbo groat crisis in tbo history of this country pro duced by the War of tbo Rebellion, Mr. Adams was in England, in a diplomatic capacity, and all of bis official relations with ibis country wore maintained in correspondence with Mr. Soward, bis chief, seldom or novor with Mr. Lincoln. It is a curious fact, too, that Mr. Lincoln was as far from appreciating Mr. Adams as Mr. Adams from appreciating Mr. Lincoln, if wo may trust a private letter from Montgomery Rlalr to Qon. Eromont, published by tbo latter in bis testi mony before tbo Committee on tbo Conduct of the War, tbo subotauco of wbiob is: “ Tbo President agrees with you [Fremont] that Adams is wholly devoted to bis money bags”—a very unjust estimate of Mr, Adams, as wo think. His long-standing friendship and in timacy with Mr. Soward, and want of acquaint ance with Mr. Lincoln, would tend to bios Mr. Adams in Mr. Seward’s favor, and enlist bis sympathies strongly for a man who bad much in common with himself, and with whom alone bo bad been brought lu contact during tbo dark days of tbo Rebellion. It is not surprising, therefore, that bo should claim for Mr. Soward tbo credit of tbo safo conduct of tbo Govern ment and tbo cuccossful issue of tbo war, and, claiming this, of necessity bo would deplore tbo defeat of Mr. Soward iu tbo Chicago Convention, and ascribe it to tbo chicanery and intrigue of Mr. Lincoln and bis friends. To dispose of both those assumptions at once would require more space than can bo afforded in au ordinary newspaper article. Tbo charge of political intrigue in tbo Chicago Convention, however, may bo easily disposed of. Mr. Sew ard’s immediate friends, under tbo IcadorobipVf Mr. Tburlow Weed, made the contest for tbo nomination at Chicago a purely personal one, without reference to the wishes or policy of tbo party at largo, and they commenced organising for bio nomination two or throe years before the Convention, by an attempt to manufacture pub lic opinion. As tbo time for tbo Convention drew nigh, and it became apparent that it was impossible to Sowardizo the vote of Indiana and Illinois, a bold movement was made upon tbo Southern Stales. Mr. Tburlow Wood and a delegation from Now York wont to Baltimore and sought to arrange a delegation from Maryland pledged for Mr. Seward. At first tbo movement was laughed at and was doomed a hoax, but when tbo people of Balti more found that a mooting had actually boon convened, they broke it up by mob violence, aud drove the so-called delegates from the ball, aud while pursuing them through tbo streets tbo Blairs got possession of the ball and hastily or ganized a delegation for Mr. Bates,—a proceed ing which would never have happened bad not the Weed clique sought to spring this Seward movement upon the people. Tbo ease of tbo Xoznij roEi'oaouUUou waa o\eu hi Kltulag Uiau this, oihl no ono who woa present at tho Convention will forgot Mr. WHinot’s eloquent protest against tbo admission of those delegates. No convention bad boon bold in that State; no delegates bad been appointed. Two men from Kalamazoo, Miob., and four men from Canada woro picked up in our streets by tho Weed clique and foisted upon tbo Convention, notwithstand ing tbo protcota of otbor delegates, with instruc tions to divide their votos upon tbo first ballot, and afterwards concontroto tbom upon Mr. Sew ard. Tbo instructions woro obeyed. On tbo first ballot, they cast four votes for Mr. Soward and two for Mr. Bates. On tbo other two bal lots, tboj oast tbolr six votes for Mr. Boward < Tbo Territorial delegates from Kansas, Nebraska, and tbo District of Columbia woro for tbo first time allowed full powers in a National Conven tion, and tboy oast tbolr ton votos for Mr. fioword on every ballot. Tboro was no phase of political chicanery which Mr. Weed loft un tried in that memorable strugglo. Such men as Tburlow Wood' and Preston King did not think it beneath tbolr dignity to march through tho streets behind Tom Hyer,. tbo pugilist, who boro aloft a Soward flag, with drums and banners, to manufacture opinion for Mr. Soward. Tbo wiug of tbo Republican party to which Mr. Soward bolougod bad long boon noted for its Intriguing propensities. Tbo Now York clique was fairly notorious for cabal and intrlguo, and among tboso adopts in tho arts of political chicanery Mr. Thurlow Wood was facile princcps. Intrlguo was so thoroughly ingrained into his political life that it Is simply frivolous to as sume that in any campaign wboro he appeared as an active partisan anybody also should sur pass him in tbo uso of those arts. Tbo defeat of bis intrigues was owing to tbo fact that Mr. Soward was not boliovod to bo, on tho whole, tbo host candidate. Tbo success of Mr. Lincoln’s career,—although tbo groat emergency which bo was tofacowas not apparent when ho was nominated,— shows that tho poopio woro right in tbolr esti mate of him. Tbo unanimity with which tbo press aro vindicating Mr. Lincoln against any attempt to underrate him shows that bis starling character and commanding ability aro still treas ured with fond admiration, and that bis memory is held In as high rovoronco as when bo foil under tbo band of tbo assassin. ANEW QUALIFICATION FOR CONGRESS. Mr. Benjamin V, Sutler, who boasts of being tbo author of tho back-pay swindle for the in crease of tho salaries of members of Congress, in a letter justifying tho moasuro to a citizen of Pennsylvania, declares that Congress has to do tho work of a nation of forty millions of people, “ and no iuon who cannot earn at least s7,fioo is fit to do that work.” This places tho robbery on a now defense. It suggests that men who accepted places under a stipulation that they wore to got $5,000 a year are justified in laying hands on any amount of their employer’s money to make up what they shall think thoy could cam elsewhere. Put Hr. Butler establishes a now test of eligibility to Congress. No man who cannot earn at bis business $7,600 a year is fit, accord ing to Mr. Butler, to go to Congress. Tbls definition of fitness, if accepted, would bring tbo number of persons eligible to a comparatively small number. According to tbo returns of tho income tax, tho number whoso income reached that sum'was not only small, but they were not generally of tbo class who would mako desirable members of Congress. Oakes Amos and other wealthy manufacturers, or holders of patents, or who manogo railroad corporations lilco Jay Gould, Daniel Drew, and Vanderbilt,—all belong to that class. There woro, of course, a great jhany merchants included in tho list having incomes equal to $7,500, but as a general thing that incomo was not of itself evidence of intellectual power, education, experience, or any of tho requisites for an intelligent representa tive of tho publio interests. Mr. Butler, for in stance, baa an interest in a mill whore bunting is manufactured. This manufacture is heavily pro tected, and tho law which protoots it may secure to Mr. Butler an incomo of $7,600, or more. That, howovor, adds nothing to his fitness as a member of Congress, and, should that law bo re pealed and Ills incomo ho diminished, it would not follow that ho thoroby ceased to bo fit to servo in Congress. Tho average annual comings of tho whole American people do not exceed SBOO a year each. Tho avorago earnings of tho employed classes do not exceed SI,OOO. Tho avorago earnings of thoso holding salaried employments does not exceed $1,600. Tho avor ago earnings of tho learned professions do not exceed $2,600. And yet of theso tho majority are probably equal, if not superior, to tbo avor ago member of Congress. Thoro are a number of Congressmen whoso private incomes aro largely in excess of $7,600 a year, hut an exam: ination of tho list will not show that theso rank among tho moreiutolligentorcapable Represent atives. Income is, of all other standards, tbo most uncertain, If not the basest, by which to ‘tost honesty, intelligence, and fitness for Congressional duty. Thoro aro men in this and in all other cities who mako twico Butler's standard of fitness at tbo gambling table; others mako largo sums by tho use of publio money in their bands; others gamble in gold and in stocks; others got them selves included in syndicates; others contriv9 to obtain Government contracts. All theso, ac cording to Mr. Butlor, aro bettor fitted for Con gress, and aro to bo preferred to tho man who cams his living by labor, mental or manual, and who does not oarn $7,600 a year. FOENEY ON THE POLITICAL SITUATION. j.Tho Philadelphia Press has an article, In

which Mr. Forney, tho editor, makes an urgent appeal to tho people of Pennsyl vania to uulto, without distinction of parly, to save their State from tho headlong cor ruption of tho Republican party. In summing up tho business of tho last Legislature, ho finds a series of overt aots against tho people, a failure. to make even tho attempt of giving Philadelphia a fair election law, and an extension of tha State Treasurer’s term of office for th‘o express pur pose of providing tho moan's whereby the next election may bo controlled in tho interest of the rings. What Pennsylvania politics has been for years past, it is yet. Tho conduct of tho re cent Legislature was as corrupt aud dofiaut as that of its predecessor. Mr. Fomoy does not hesitate to fix tho responsibility whore it proper ly belongs—in tho Republican party of tho State, “ The Reformers,” ho says, “as a single organi zation, with all their noble works and noble men, can do nothing.” Ho therefore calls upon tho loading Republicans of tho State, who oro not connected with any of tho rings and who do not approve tho corrupt practices of tho party, to cut loose from tho organization, and to Join With tho .Peiaowts Ana tho Reformers In tho effort '* to rid tho State from tho iuoubus which has go long rulod It to Us ruin.” At tho clobo of tho Into bobbloq of tho Penn sylvania Legislature tho Assembly passed a res olution, iu a spirit of derision, asking Col. Me- Oluro to como over from tho Senate and address thorn on tho subject of Itoform. Col. McClure, contrary to expectation, accepted tho Invitation, and talked to thorn in a manner which tho mom bora will not bo likely to forgot. 110 told them to their faces that ho had never known of a body of mou, past or present, ao thorougly given up to Individual aud official profligacy. Ho pointed out that thoro woro many members who had never boon elected, and aomo who had not oven boon nominated, to tho places they hold. Ho reminded them that ho had sent in reform meas ures all during tho session, which woro voted down with a yell as fast as tho rules would permit. Ho charged them with creating and multiplying local offices to which they hoped and proposed to rotlro. Finally, ho found but ono act of tho session which could moot with tho approval of tho people, and that was tho voto to adjourn. Tho Legislature oven passed an cot calculated to defeat, by moans best known to Pennsyl vania politicians, tho safeguards that will bo offered to tho people by tho Constitutional Con vention, Under tho act authorizing tho Conven tion, it was decreed that their work should bo voted upon by tho people next October. This would determine tho acceptance or rejection of tho now Constitution before tho noxt session of tho Logiolatuvo, and would leave tho politicians no power to defeat tho result if it shoald happen to ho distasteful to them. Tho Legislature, therefore, passed an act providing that tho returns shall ho sealed, and neither opened nor counted before the convening of tho noxt Legislature, and then in their presence. This Legislature was chosen in the year of tho Presidential elections. Mr. Forney mado an effort to defeat it without prejudice to tho national iosuo. Tho other party loaders of tho State hold that this could not bo done, and pro ceeded to carry tho election by fraud. Mr. For ney now renews his appeal for tho coming year, when thoro is no Presidential election aud no party interests to ho affected. But ho commits tho samo error of conflulng tho movement for reform within tho limits of hie own Stale. It is not possible to rotain an allegiance to tho parly and at tho somo time work earnestly and actively in over throwing its machinery. “ Stick together,” is the motto of your good party man, “ Fall apart,” is tho adjuration of Mr.-Forney. Mr. Fomoy tried to reform inside tho party last year, and failed. If ho trios again this year on tho samo plan, ho will fail again. Tho interests of tho Republican party at largo and tho Repub lican party of Pennsylvania ore common so far as that Etaio is concerned, and sooner or later tho Ponnsylvanlo Republicans who desire tho re form of tho State will find it so. Mr. Forney has gone too far for a party man—not far enough for a Reformer. Tho Sacramento Record advances a very prob able theory to explain tho reason why tho Mo doca murdered Qon. Canby. Among tho major ity of Indian tribes, tho fall of a Chief is tho signal for tho flight of his followers, and. reason ing from analogy, thoy supposed that if they could only kill tho chief white officers tho troops would at onco disperse and leave them masters of tho field. If tho Government, therefore, had been sufficiently aware of this trait in tho Indian character, and had put no confidence in tho peaceful protestations of tho savages, tho massacro might havo boon avoided. After tho Modocs had already mado two attempts of a similar kind, ono to ontrap Goa. Glllcm, and the other to draw tho Peace Commissioners Into an ambush, all further ne gotiation should havo boon stopped. Costly as tho lesson has been, tho Government has learn ed something to its profit in its future dealings with Indians in arms. Ex-Socrotary Boutwoll nmkca a very complete answer to tho “ explanation ” recently published by Messrs. Phelps, Dodge & Co M in regard to the false invoices which had passed through the Custom-House under their name. Mr. Bout woll says that, when tho charges of fraud wore brought against tho firm, they hied a statement protesting their innocence, and offering to pay $271,000 into tho Treasury iu settlement of tho suit. Mr. Boutwoll, then Secretary of tho Treasury, declined to accept tho settlement on those terms, telling Messrs. Phelps, Dodge & Co. that if they woro in nocent, as they claimed, the courts woro open to thorn to Justify themselves before tho public. Thereupon tho firm withdrew their protestations of innocence, and desired to make a settlement on any construction which the Treasury Deportment might see fit to put upon their case. . Buyiugr a Judfrcililp, In tho Balt Lake Herald of April 1G it is stated that a suit has boon begun iu tho Third District Court of that Territory by Thomas J. Drake, now a citizen of Poutiao, Michigan, against Obod P. Strickland. Tho suit is brought to recover tho mouoy named iu tho within obliga tion: Washington Citt, D. 0., March 29, 1869. $2,800. For value received 1 promise to pay Thomas J. DruUo or hie order $9,800, as follows: S7OO on the fir at day of October, 18095700 on the first day of Jan uary, 1870; S7OO ou tho first day of July, 1870; and tho further sum of S7OO ou tho first day of January, 1871. Iu case of my death before tho luut payment becomes due, then such payments as are not duo shall not bo collected. O. P, SimoaiaNi). Tho history of this paper Is Interesting. At the time of Its execution, Drake was Associate Justice of the Supremo Court of Utah. Strickland was a resident of Utah, seeking nu cilice at Washington. Failing to obtain one, ho proposed to Drake that tho latter should re sign, recommending him for tho vacancy, and, in case ho was appointed, ho would pay Drake $2,600. Tho appointment was forfour years, and tho salary $2,600 a year ; ho was, therefore, to pay Drake one-fourth of bis salary for tho place. Drake resigned to take effect on tho appoint ment of his successor, and Strickland was ap pointed. Ho served four years, when, according to the Herald, bo resigned “because bo bad made so much money.” Strickland, however, never paid Drake tho money, and hence tho suit. In tho same paper wo find tho following letter from Drake to his attorney, Qoorgo 0. Bates, who is well known in Chicago : Pontiac, Mich,, Jan. D, 1873, George C. Jialee, JSeq,j Mv Deau rmi:Ki»: Your note of Dee. 30, ult„ and telegram of tutor date reached mo Into ou Saturday night, I wish Indeed pleased to hear from you. 1 horowith forward to you tho note which ho, Btricldund, nnvo me. 1 have Indorsed it lu blank, ns It Is payable to mo or my order: this may bo u convenience ; it cun do no hurt, for if not wanted you can strike It out. Do tho boat you can for youwolf n» well ub for mo. I Hbull bo glnd if you cun bring tho rascal to tonus. Do Imn uo dofouso to tho note that I can boo ; ho may say what ho pleases, If there was any villainy lu tho transaction, it was wholly on his part, not on mine, lie wan In Washington seeking nu appointment, first in Montana, then Wyoming, and fulled. Ho was destitute, and ealdlio dared not go buck to Utah. Uo bad said aud done so much to oxporo (ho Mormons, ho was lu danger if ho wont back without ou ofilco. 1 had but ouu year, a little less (bun a year, to serve, and I did not intend to ask fora reappointment. One day bo came Into tho room which Judge Titus, now Chief Juallco of Arizona, and I occupied. Ho appeared much dispirit ed and cast down. Ho euld that Attoruey-Qoncrul Hoar had (old him that ho would givo him an ofilco if (hero was a vacancy, After considerable conversation, ho eald ho would give mo all my salary would amount (9 UI would resign, That aud the next dtur. Juda* Titus and I talked tbo matter over, nnd 1 then thought I would oo Into practice In Washington or Philadel phia ; nud when I next mot Strickland I told him I thought I should resign. Tho amount ho was to give mo wan fixed, nnd tbo time of payments mndo easy, so that bo could pay tliom no bin salary became payable and llvo r ami I scut my resignation to tho Proaldout totnkooifotit upon (bo appolnlmout of a successor; soon after bo was nominated and coullrrood. Then ho camo to our room, an he sold, to sign tho note, as ho was going to lenvo that day. Tho note bad boon written out, nud ho look tho pen to sign It. Uo declared that if ho lived ho would pay the installments as they became duo ; but sold ho was poor, and If ho died boforo they be camo duo they novor could bo paid, and bis wife nnd child would bo dlstrcflßcd. I then took tho pen nnd wrote the last clause to the note; and then ho signed It and bonded it to mo, avowing that If ho was suffered to live, each Installment nhould bo paid when duo. You will roo (boy are all paynblo at tho end of n quar ter; they oro payable In Washington. When tho drat was nearly duo 1 was In Pontiac, and had given up tho Idoa of going to W——l wrolo to him n kind lottor for tho purpose of making some arrangement as to tbo placo nud manner of payment, whether by draft or otherwise. After a long tlmo I got hla reply, which developed hla dishonesty. .... Yours respect fully, TnoMAs J. Drake. Tho United States hnvo not boon fortunate In tho colooiion of mon who have boon sent to Utah as Judges. 'With a few honorable exceptions, tho mon appointed to thoso judicial offices havo boon disgraooful iu ibolr personal as well as in their Judicial lives, and it is not tho loss re markable that among thoso conspicuous for their persecution of tbo sinful Mormons havo boon also tho most conspicuous among tho reprobates who havo dishonored tho bench and havo led degraded lives personally. Tboro is much truth in tho language of tho Salt Lake paper, when commenting upon this suit it says: II Those are tho men that havo a holy mission to oxposo and uproot Mormonism—thoso pdro, honest, high-minded, honorable Judges, ouo of whom folt bo could do no loss off tbo bench than threaten to havo mon shot in a * quiet and Chrlstinn-Jllco manner,’ os a sort of poot-prandial diversion.” NOTES AND OPINION. Treasurer Spinner declines to furnish tho names of Congressmen who doslro to remain in public life, as requested by tho editor of tho Hock Island Argus, but, in his answer, under date of April 10, says: I have uo objection to staling, fop your Information, tbo amount of back pay that lias bean returned to tho Treasury, which Ip, to this date, $77,7r,7.77; but, as a considerable portion of this amount has boon returned by Senators and members who havo requested that no publicity ho given to tho matter, I do not feel at liberty to furnish their names. All right; tho people can wait. But just mind, now, if any Senator or Itcprcsontativo stays in Congress longer than hia present terra, without proof of tho deposit of money, on “ extra pay ” account (bach pay and future pay), in tho Treasury of tho United States. Let tho fund accumulate under the ban of “no pub licity.” Tho people can wait as long aa their servants can. / —A letter fr —A loiter from ‘Warren, Trumbull County, 0., ;o tbo Cleveland Leader, eoya : Oeu. Garfield was in tlio city tbo foro part of Iho week. Ho aauurues tlio position lhat. if tbo puoplo do* mond him no a sacrifice to appease their wrath on tbo salary-steal, they ought else, in justice, to call on Oca. Grant to know why bo signed tbo bill, and not, in thoir baste, ask tbo lesser In tbo offense to be sacrilicod. Ho given our city papero n letter sotting forth bis position, which will appear in their next issue. —The Grand Jury at Dos Moines, la., has re fused to indict cx-Stato Treasurer Eankin fora steal of 650,000, which ho confesses, whereupon the Keokuk Constitution remarks: It lUukiu had been an obscure poor man, and otolon n horse worth S2O, and had coufcsred his guilt, dues anybody bollovo tbo Grand Jury would have refused to indict him ? Hut bo id a prominent politician, and n former Treasurer of tbo State; therefore ho could commit perjury by violating lilb ofilcial oath and steal SIO,OOO with impunity. The Lord deliver tlio people from such a sham—called Republican government. —Goy. Kellogg’s tax-gatherer has called on the Now Orleans Picayune to put up 62,800 or shut up. That’s tho law in Louisiana. —Wo are glad to qaoto from Congressman Ellis H. Eohorts’ newspaper, tho Utica Herald, so true a remark as this: ' 1 There never was be fore such a sorry time for corruptionists.” —Tho Toledo Comincrcialm&kcß an announce ment wliinh will ho poHltlvoly out of dale after this year, and is hazardous oven now, viz : Among the candidates whoso names will ho presented to the State Itopublican Convention for tho nomina tion to tho Attorney-Generalship, mention is made of J. LTI. Long, Esq., of Putnam County, and at present Vice-President and Chief Engineer of tho Now-orb, Delaware & Northwestern Hallway. Ho stands high, both as a lawyer and a railroad man. —The evasion of their fair share of taxes is one of tho worst evils of those groat corpora tions, and they have aggravated it by such open defiance of all appearance of decency or fairness that they have little reason to wonder at the general hostility which is developing itself against thorn— lndianapolis Jottrnal. —Tho Now York Times declares that tho Eo fuiblicaus In Couneclicut have a more than hold hoir own.” It is tho caso with too many Eo publicans everywhere. Put it in convenient stealing distance of them, and they will always hold more than their own.—XowsviJte Courier- Journal. —An aristocracy is to bo buildod at tbo ox poneo of tbo people, andtbo first stop is to givo our royal rulers princely stipends. If tbo Phila delphia platform bad declared ibis increase of. salaries a necessity, and gone into tho campaign on that issue, oven tbo frauds in North Carolina and Pennsylvania would bavo boon without avail in continuing tbo Government in tbo bands of tbo dishonest cormorants who now conduct our national affairs.— St. Paul (Minn.) Dispatch. —Tbo idoa of paying such mou ns Morton, Chandler, Ames, Olnytou, Logan, and others in tbo United Btatos Senate. $35 per day for tboir services during tbo actual sessions, when It is known that Webster, Clay. Bouton, Wright, Bu chanan, Adams, Corwin. Chase, Douglas, Cal houn, and men of brains, received bub $3, is simply ridiculous. If it is honest to pay these prices for tho legislators of to-day, then the na tion is in debt to tho descendants of tho mon named above, who served their country before the corruptionists camo Into power.— New Alba 7vj (Jnd.) Ledger. —ln selecting Representatives to tho next Congress, tho people must boo to it that none who proved faithless in tbo “ back-pay ” job avo sent back. Tbo people want mou in. Congress of back-hone, possessing courage to fight for tho right or to resist tho temptations .of a bribe.— South Pend Union. —Tho parly must bo purified. To go "on re gardless of what has happened, will result iu cer tain and sure defeat. Nobody will follow but' thieves, and those who sock an opportunity to steal. Honest men everywhere will desert tbo standard, and every effort to rally tbo rank and Ulo will ho utterly fruitless.— Monroe OKis.) -flo publican. —Wo are Indebted to tbo Troy Times for a little fresh illumination on a rather hazy “re form.” It remarks: “Tbo President will not surrender bis constitutional prerogatives to others, nor will ho set aside tbo consideration of party service altogether, iu tbo matter of ap pointments to olbco. While ho can find Repub licans who nro competent to fill positions under his Administration, ho will not go out of Ids way to seek for others. A true reform of tho Civil Service docs not require such au exhibition of ingratitude to political friends au mnguunimity to political foes.” Mr. Curtis will plcaao road thiu and blush for his unreasonable and ungrate ful behavior.— Springfield Republican, . —Now that Bonator Morrill has dono tho most pralaowovty act on Ids record—givou tho excel lent State of Vermont several thousand dollars of his own stolon money—lho HpringUold Repub lican unkindly punches bis bead. The newspa per iu not acquainted with the man ; that is the trouble. It does not know how impossible It la for Idm to cut it lino as to tbo strict right of tbo matter, to uoo any difference between that money and bis other money, or to take decided action In any event.— Woodstock Post, —Tho Boston Post thinks that Mr.'Adam’s ad dress on Mr. Seward “ can bo regarded only as a violent political essay, rather than tbo cuspas-. siounto survey of a notable life.” r. 1 1.1 , . ...Mil I *(. AISA —Surely nobody would bo willing topay §O,OOO for the privilege of attending the vlouua Ex position even with an oilioial position, when in Pennsylvania throo Senators—two of them members of a committee created to confer upon Joints of diiloronco between tho Senate and tho louse—can cunningly thrust a now section (which had not boon a point between tho Houses at all) into tho bill, providing that each of them shall have $2,000 out of tho State Treasury to Say tholr way to Vienna and back.— Pittsburgh *OBI, -Undoubtedly there Is no Government in Louisiana, actual or protondod, that iu entitled to tho roupoct of the people, although there bo as many pretenders as to tho Government of Franco. Tho politics of that unhappy State. on both sides, aro a mass of rooking corruption. Tho President is in tho uncomfortable position that ho will bo obliged to lutorforo, and what ever ho doos will bo not from couMonco in either Government, but from tho necessity of preserv ing tho peace, and will bo sure to bo miaiopvo eoutod—iYovWww Cfl» A) /cwnwf. MIKE'S REVENGE. How Mr, TVs Discharged Coach" man “ Got An Entertaining but Unusual Scene on Calumet Avenue. In selecting hla coachman, a man should bo as careful as in tbo purchase of a horso. Tho coachman must havo many virtues and few vices. Above aU things, lot him bo stupid and good naturod, rather than shrewd aud vindictive. A coachman is a dangerous thing. If ho is young and good-looking ho will olopo with his employ er's daughter; if ho is strong and lusty ho will mash tho horses to jolly and tho carriage into tho minutest particles known to analytical scl onco. If ho Is sobor ho will demand higher wages, and if ho is drunken by habit Uo will— wbat will ho not do ? Ono cannot bo too careful In tho selection of a coachman, or too vigilant in watching him when ho is hired. A neat quarto volume might bo written on “Tho coach man, his vices, weaknesses, and peculiar ities,” by any ouo who owned a span of valuable nags. Wo havo not spaco to dovoto to all tho peculiarities of this extraordinary bi pod, and will therefore content tbo roador with a little story about a conobman. Mr. L. is a wealthy merchant in this city, Eroud of himself, his excellent family, and his oreos. Ho knows a good horoo, hut cannot toll a good horso-kcopor, probably because tboro is a wldo margin between a good and a bod horso, and very mtlo botwoon a good and a bad coach man. If ho thought so, ho was about right. Ho hired a coachman of Milesian extraction, aud paid him good wages. Miko, for that was his name, was smart, active, and attentive to his charges, aud Mr. L. had no fault to ilnd. In fact, ho began to grow juut a iriflo proud of his coach man, congratulating himself on his sagacity in selecting so good a take cato of tho horses. It was not a week ago that a friend who had 1 learned too lato that men betray," especially coachmen, was discussing matters with him in a general way, ami asked him how ho liked Mike Hr. L, responded that Hike was a ilrst-rnte coachman, lively, active, and inclined to work. In fact, Hike was a jewel of a hoy, and ho ffUGHBod ho was about aa good aa they made of that stock. Tho friend wan charmed to hoar tUla news, bo cauHO when Miko worked for him ho was like many other coachmen of that stock. Ho waa more fond of whisky than work, and when stimulated with corn-juico was not like tho good man in tho psalm, for ho was not “merciful to his boast. On tho contrary, ho was brutally cruel, and abused his superiors, oqulno auci human, unnecessarily. So common became this abuse, and so frequent his excessive stimulation, that ho, tho speaker, had discharged him. Miko took rovongo lor this uiikindnoss by groaning tho upholstery of his carriage in a most Choral and -artistic manner, and thus got oven. Mr. h. thought Miko was not such a good coachmau, after ali. And, as a matter of fact, ho did bmined him of occasionally imbibing with moro freedom than discretion. And, coming to think, ho wasn’t fit to bo coachman in his family. TiVhou Miko obtained hlo first installment of wages he celebrated that glorious event by an ignoble drunk, and was promptly discharged from li.’o sorvico. Now Miko was no gentlo a person as over lived—so long-os ho had all ho wanted and could got moro, —but, liko others of his class, war as treacherous and vindictive as tho untutored Modoc. On tho Jay following Uia discharge, Michael, filled with alcoholic ardor, prcßoutod his fragrant person at Mr. L.’s houso on Calumet avonno and raised a commotion. Ho cursed and swore. and tho broguo was very rich and racy. So was bis language, to a Bridgport ear. Mrs. L,, however, bocamo alarmed, and sent for hor husband, who camo homo os rapidly as ho could, bringing with him two men from the olllce. Planing tho Miloslan hero on his j:rop.ibOfl.'Mr/.L.-deliberately ejected him. Michael was- vorydivavo, llowovor, and re mained round iho'promisos, until it bocamo neo ossary-to call In tho aid of two policeman who wore detailed to watch tho houso. Michael's courage wilted at sight of two substantial clubs, and ho changed his baso of operations. He wont to tho morning paper ofilcorf and caused an advertisement to bo inserted requesting any pot* eon who had found a dog to bring it down to Mr. L.’s residence and chum a reward. Tho conse quence of this adroit proceeding was exceed ingly ludicrous. When Mr. L. .came down to breakfast bo was encountered by ten or a dozen women, boys, and men, each leading by a string ono or moro yellow dogs. Ho remonstrated against tho introduction of yellow dogs to his house hold, but “ shine an T it was in tho papers,” and similar explanations was all tho satisfaction ho could obtain. As ho drovo away tho first batch, more came in, until thirty or moro Colts, with throe times that number of yellow dogs, had been turned away. As it bocamo apparent to tho finders of tho yellow dogs that Mr. 1 1. was tho victim of a practical joke, they grow boister ous and domivo, and tho unfortunate merchant was compelled to go down to lub office without breaking bis fast, determined hereafter that tho words “ Gorman or Scandinavian preferred” should bo his motto in hiring a coachman. But his troubles woro nob yob at an end. Tho loss of his breakfast brought him homo hungry to lunch. On nearing his houso, tho first thing that mot his astonished gnzo was an enormous fillo of shavings, and a low foot off a gigantic oad of straw. Tho neighbors looked at him in blank surprise. They supposed ho had suddenly gone crazy, and was preparing for a grand confla gration; or, perhaps, liad forever foresworn feather-beds, and would henceforth oloop in clean shavings and fresh straw. His angry look confirmed tho popular supposition, ana poor Mr. L. was immediately booked for Jacksonville. His temper did not improve at tho sight of twelve dozen livo ducks flopping noisily about in tho yard, and quacking conster nation at their ridiculous predicament. Ho walked hurriedly to tho house, and at tho base ment door found a man insisting on leaving 10 pounds of cod-fish at tho door, and refusing to listen to any denial of his right to do so. Ho ran up-stairs to inquire of Airs. L. what now streak of insanity had uoizod the house, when ho was confronted with tho question, “ Wiiat' in tho name of common Honso possessed you to send all tbeso people hero ?” A peal of laughter explained tho situation. It was Mike’s doing. Ho had bdou round to nil Mr. L.’s tradesmen and ordered them to send round goods, of which the ducks, straw, shavings, and codfish were but tho first installments. Ho bad also called at every employment office in tbo city and loft nu order for two mou and two women to call immediately at Mr. L.’s house. And throughout the whole afternoon they con tinued to arrive. Mr. L. thought tho thing was good enough for a protracted joke, but tboro was such a tiling as* a limit even to a good tiling, and applied to a. lawyer for advico. Ho told tbo story to tbo at torney, who roared with laughter over tbo dis mal rooitah and when asked for instructions re plied that Mr. L. could lawfully shoot Mike if bo ventured on bis premises, but advised him to biro tbo rascal over again. Which explains tbo introductory remarks with which this narrative was commenced. Thv Mop Crop* Baiucoo, Win., April 23.—Somewhat exag gerated minora aa to the failure of the hop crop hi tho Western Slates, particularly in Wisconsin, having boon published iu the Eastern trado press, it may ho well to say that it is as yet toe early to determine with precision tho slato of af fairs. Local reports uro very contradictory. That some damage ha» been dono by tho unusually low and sovoro weather it is impossible to doubt. The old yards that have thus far boon examined have all suffered, some severely; tho now ones, and thotto covered by manure last fall have fared muob|bottor, and are generally believed, to bo all right. From Footovlllo, Mr. Campbell reports only one plant killed in ten acres, naif of which wore old vines. Tho general conclusion arrived at is that tho present alarm is premature aud al most certain to prove excessive. ' A dad Affair* Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, HocicroiiD, April 24.—Tho village of llockton, about twelve union from hero, up tho liver, is somewhat excited over tho attempted suicide of a Mrs. Lampmau, under tho following circum stances : Tho father of Mrs. X,arapmau. ono Davis, was taken ill aud scut for his daughter lo nurse him. Mr. Lampmnu objected, not boing on good terms with tho old man. Notwithstanding tho objection, Mrs. Lnmpnmn wont, leaving her hus band, who, it iu said, thereupon told her not to como back. Mru. Lampmau thereupon regarded life as a blank, aud sought comfort aud consola tion in an enormous duuo of croton oil. Bho is now speechless and just alive. Death is expected at any moment. A lUurdorer Surrender*. Boston, April 21.—'Mark Boothhy, who killed, his wife in Edge wood yesterday, has surrendered to (ho Authority

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