Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 27, 1873, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 27, 1873 Page 2
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2 enormous defalcation. T&e Atlantic National Bank, of New York, Victimized, for $800,000; The Entire Amount Lost by the Cashier in Fancy Stock Speculations. The Most Self-Possessed Rascal in the Annals of Crime. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. NewYobk, AfrlifiC.—Tho regular meeting of the Directors of the Atlantic National Bank -was called for 1 o’clock this afternoon. About that hour. Mr. F. L.- Tainlcr, Cashier, visited the Clearing House, and, ap proaching Mr. Tappan, President of the Committee, handed him the keys of the safe and vaults of the hank, saying ho wished to deliver them up. Mr. Tap pan, very much astonished, asked him why he did not deliver them to the bank officers. Mr. Tainter re plied, “No; I want the Clearing-House Conunlttcd to go at once to the bank, and examine its affairs.” Ho was so perfectly cool and collected that Mr. Tappan did not know what to make of him. He inquired what the matter was. “Defalca tion,” was tho laconic reply. “IVhose?” asked Mr. Tappan, still more astonished. “Mine,” was tho placid answer. Ho added: go up with tho Committee and assist them to the boat of my ability, t have no intention of running away.” Mr. Tappan Immediately summoned the Committee and sent them to tho bank, 17 Nassau street. Meantime the Directors were holding their meeting, and tho entrance of the Committee astonished them even more than tho Cashier’s visit did Mr. Tappan. The Committee stated tho object of their coming, end the Directors listened in blank surprise. Mr. Tainter, having hung up hts overcoat and hat, renounced that ho was ready to make explanations. Eo was asked the amount of the defalcation, and hcro olicd “ $400,000—575,000 in gold, $162,000 in securities left in the bank for safe keeping, and tho remainder securities deposited as collateral." “ How long has this been going on ?” was then asked. „ , “Five years,” was the reply. - “Have you anything loft?” asked one of tho Direc tors. , , “ No,” answered Mr. Tainter, “ 'Vhat hac become of it ?” “Speculation.” _ . , , Mr Southworth, tho President, was so affected at this disclosure, that ho burst into tears. The Direc tors and Committee retired to a private office to await the arrival of Mr. Tappan, and the Cashier going be hind the desk went on transacting business, just as if nothing had happened. -When the Committee learned this, they characterized Has a gross outrage. After Mr Tappan’s arrival, tho Committee, assisted by Mr, Meigs, the National Bank Examiner, began a ttorongh Investigation, which lasted until a late hour this even ing. Thev were materially aided in thoir investigations by the defaulting Cashier, whoso coolness under the circumstances was pcrfeeUj Enchanting. Ho moved about here and there, lopkmg up r via on cos of his crime, and pointing them out with fhautmStnonchalance. The result of their joint labors showed a deficit of $0)1,000, as follows : Beal tzed assets, $340,000; liabilities, independent of c.pi taL <615,000; securities left in the tank for safe ing, of which tho Cashier acknowledges stealing nog leaving the deficit, as regards out siders, approximately estimated, at $228,000. The capital vrS $300,000, and surplus $76,000, making the actual deficit $604,000, of which the Cashier acknowl edges having embezzled $400,000. - This statement was telegraphed to Mr. Knox, Comp troller of the Currency, at Washington to-night, and he telegraphed back, appointing Mr. Meigs Receiver. The bank is to bo stricken from the Clearing House lisfon Monday. It la hope!^B 1 y baiitapt The stock holders Jobs all their Investment “d surplus. -Tho depositors may receive 50 per cent, while those who placed their securities in tank for safe-keeping ha.o *°:Sc Firing-House Committee are especially severe on the Bank officers. They say that nothteg short of the grossest carelessness would permit such an in> mrnso defalcation to be supksafuhy carried over such ° The made application’ to United Stales Commissioner Osborn for a warrant of arrest against nfr. Tainter, and it was granted. Deputy-Marshal Purvis was detailed to execute it, and after first taking hia nrteoncr to the Aster House for supper, he locked Slim up In Ludlow-strcct JaiL Tainter a father is a 'resident of Windsor, Conn, He is reputed to bo worth a million and one-half, and is ono of the „ i«*raaat stockholders in theGabat in^a^oaa this city. it was to uus laci xnav young i.amicr owea his being placed in the Potion of Gisbier of Atlantic six years ago without k, avm ?_J sro through the intermediate grades. Thoprisoner I, about 30 yca« of age, married, and owns a fine residence at New Rochelle, his family hfve been living in this city three' months. Ho has always been steady in, his SSts,and bad the fullest confidence Tour correspondent had an interview with hlm to aighl, in the course of which he offered the following C 3 charge I found tho bank in a very weak and impoverished condition.; I formed tho idea cf strengthening It. and I did succeed in getting rid of Tas t deal of comparatively worthless eecuriUoa at Bi good prices. I then tried Pacific Mail and luck wont ■fi Smitast mo. I did not intend to make a cent for wj- Wf eeif. Had I sncceedcd the bank would have had tho entire benefit, . • ' The Atlantic is one of our oldest banks. It was or ganized under the State law, and was one of the first lo take advantage of the National banking law. Its circulation was $990,000. Its stock was divided into f 000 shares of the par value of $75, although it sold above that price, being in good demand. G. Hilton Bcribner, our present Secretary of Stale, is one of its Directors. Henry Clews tells me that it has transacted very Utile business through the Clearing House for come time. His expression was that u it had rusted out” The failure creates the greatest excitement In tho city. {To (he Associated Press.") New Yobs, April 26.—Rumors began to circulate In sVall street to-day soon after noon, concerning the sol vency of the Atlantic National Bank, 17 Nansen street* The tank -was originally etarted twenty years ago as a . State institution, but waa changed into a National Bank Boon after the act authorizing such banks waa passed by Congress. The capital upon which it did business waa fixed at $300,000. The Bank snalainea severe losses booij, after its open ing by the depredation of the aecuriUca which it held ns collateral for loans, and which were not redeemed. Consequently it hae nererhad the reputation of being strong, and many bankers mid business men in the street did not even know that such a concern existed. Its checks passed regularly through the Clearing- House, which was first advised of Its condition to-day. Although the Clearing-House officials had not regarded the bankas strong, they .were not prepared for the disclosure which took place. At about 1 o’clock, F. L. Tainter, the Cashier, step ped in, and, after asking for Mr. Tappan, Chairman of the Clearing House Examining Committee, announced that the bank waa insolvent, and that he was a de faulter to the amount of SIOO,OOO, which he had taken from the* funds and lost in stock speculations. Mr. Tappan, who was President of the Gal latin National Bank, waa perfectly astounded at the revelation, and immediately made preparations for an examination of the bank and its affairs on the part of the Clearing-House Committee, which is au thorized to take such course for the protection of the banka and the public. Tainter, the Cashier, told Txrp pan that he had come to him because he felt more like giving him the information than anyone else, and that he wished to aid in whatever investigation might take .place. The reason of the bank’s embarassment reached the street so late in tho afternoon that but few depositors gathered about tho doors to raise the .cry for their money. One customer, who had de posited a fow hundred dollars at 2:50 p. m., gained nn and : talked rather lively for a short time concerning the thriving o{ tho men who took money up to the last moment, •when they knew that they were hopelessly insolvent; but with that and one or two other fhs affair passed off very quietly. The Directors, who were to have made an examination, in tho afternoon .of the and its securities, at the request of the President, finding that other parties were at work' to accomplish the same end. under difficult auspices, merely stood 'around, seemingly be wild-, cred, and lordly protested that they ‘ had' not entertained the slightest suspicion of the banks •inco’vency up to that afternoon. They said that they had always examined the securities carefully, and had not found any deficiency existing either in them or in the re«h. Tho Examining Committee, consisting of Messrs, Tanpan, Beveridge, Hayes, Hunter, and Perkins, gave th« fullest details in their possession of th 3 losses and tho actual state of affairs. They went •through tho securiuss carefully, throwing out*l the bad, and figured op aa nearly as posat-* hie the cash on hand, m this way I arriving approximately at the assets. -While they ; .were engaged in this work a messenger was sent for a warrant, upon which to hold Tintor, who was actively assisting the Committee in arriving atihe traa condi -tion of affairs. Tho Cashier waa . not informed of jhia movement, although ho undoubtedly expected i It. United States jteimty Marshal Purvis arrived About 5 o’clock in bank, and awaited -orders from tho Examiners when to make tho arrest. At about 7, the work was finished, and it was found <hat tho Aj-Qrifj independent of (ho capital and sur plus, amounted to $604,09-3. About si£9,ooo of this Amount could be traced to bad debts, for vhich the Cashier was not responsible. . About $420,000 ■of losses were mada by him in his stock -speculations. It >vas found that, besides using •tho funds of the bank for the purposes of had also spouted $162,030 of private so •curities left for safe-keeping in the bank. J jswo tickets ; ■were also found in the drawer, representing $75,000 of * .gold as assets. 1 The Times goes on to say that the money and eeenri- • dies of the establishment has been effectually cleaned rout, and the drawers and pigeon-holes in the safes,. for their accommodation, were almost So the Examining Committed found their •labors were comparatively light, and as long as the concern had gone to smash, it took them but little time to wade through the ruins. It waa found that Among tho depositors the State figures as.a creditor to ths amount of $30,000, which had been placed there,* having been derived from canal tolls. Then .the Western Union Telegraph Company kept an account, averaging about $15,000 at the tune of tho failure. The total amount of the deposits as com puted bv the Examining Committee w $5X6,033. .It was thought that the depositors, out of the assets of tb« bank will realize about 50 per cent of their money, . and if the stockholders can stand the assessments for which they are liable, the depositors. will be entirely reimbursed.. : Another Defalcation* Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. New York, April 26.—1t is reported that a heavy defalcation lias been discovered in tho Post-Office in this city. Two experts from Washington have been investigating the accounts of the. cashier, Henry W. Minting, for several days. The officials refuse to give any details for publication for the present. Whiting has held the office of cashier for ten years. WASHINGTON. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. important zo liquor and tUbacco dealers. ' Washington, April 26.—Tho liquor and tobacco dealers, and others subject to license on special tax under the Internal Revenue laws, will, from tho Ist of May, be required to pay the tax under the provisions of tho act of Dec. 24,1872,-instead of waiting for as sessment. They will be required to pay in advance, the some as State licenses, and the penalties are heavy for doing business after the 30th of April without hav ing paid the tax. Tho tax receipt, to bo procured at tho office of the Collector, is to bo posted conspicu .oualy in the place of business of the tax-payer. The law imposes penalties for failing so to post tho re ceipts or stamps. BZBBOK DUTIES. “The Attorney-General haa decided that auk ana cot ton-velvet ribbons are subject only to a duty of 60 in stcad of 60 per cent, as has been levied by the Oustom- Qouso officers, under the act of 1864. This dedsion is retroactive, and affects all goods of this character im •-rted since the above act became operative. PHELPS, DODGE A 00. ite Secretary of the Treasury trill, to-morrow, give out for publication the correspondence between the Department and the firm of Phelps, Dodge & Co., of New York. Ex-Secretary Boutwell has assisted in col lecting the evidence against the firm, and it is under stood that a statement will accompany the correspond ence, showing that Phelps, Dodge & Co. were imiltv of flagrant violation of law, and reiterating the Statement of Mr. Boutwell, that tho Department does not compromise with parties who professed their innocence. J. E. Nichols, Deputy Collector of the First Mary land Eovenuo District, one of Postmaster-General CreswelTs appointees, is alleged to bo a defaulter to the Government, He has resigned and gone to his home. DECLINE THE BALABT-STEAL. As predicted in these dispatches, ex-Reprcsentative Cox, of New Bork, has returned his back-pay. Ex- Congressman Peters, of Maine,.has also authorized the United States Treasurer to cover into the Treasury tho amount due h*™ in back pay, and in his letter re quested that nothing should bo said in relation to his action. , {To the A seoeiated Press.] TREASURY FINANCES. Washington, D. C., April 26.— Balances In the Treasury to-day are? Currency, $1,833,351)| special deposit of legal-tenders for the redemption of certifi cates of deposit, $28,600,000; coin, $77,103,468, includ ing -coin certificates, $26,268,400; legal-tenders out standing, $357,942,286. THE VIENNA COMMISSIONERS. A detailed report of the investigation now making in Vienna by Mr. Jay, United States Minister, and Thomas McElrath, into the conduct of the American Commissioners, will bo made public as soon os re ceived. INTERNAL REVENUE REGULATIONS. New regulations !>»-** been issued for the govern ment of Collectors and Deputy Collectors, under tho act of Dec. 4,1872. Collectors are required to take possession on May 20 of tho public property then in custody of tho Assessors, giving receipt therefor, and to have a thorough canvass made monthly of their sev eral districts. Distilleries are to bo kept under such surveillance as will make fraud impossible. WALL STREET. Bevlcw ot tlic Money, Gold, Bond, Stock, and JProducc Markets* * Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. New York, April 2G.—"Wall street was again extreme ly dnll to-day. Money was easier. There is every rea son to believe that we have at last p*assed through the money stringency. From this time into summer wo ctiftiT have a season of case, which will bring with it good fruit. Since this day week tho express compa nies, according'to their reports, have brought iu $3,- 600,000 currency, including larger amounts of legal tender notes during any previous week since tho Infln-r get In. One of the most cheerful results of this returning flow of currency Is an increasing disposition on the part of bank man agers to discount for their customers. Following tho example of tho banks, capitalists have purchased mer cantile paper more freely, and, in open market, prime names ore taken with comparative freedom at 10 to 12 per cent per Mimwn, Tho bank statement is favorable, the banks now wanting only $309,275 to have on hand in lawful money 25 per cent of their liabilities. Tho Vdfinnfll Bm.1« liavo ,010,100 «»Vv»to Uie 23 per MUI, tho State Banka, which are under no restrictions as to reserve, arc $628,675 short of tho 25 per centre serve. stocks. The stock market reflected the dullness which set tled on the Exchange during the latter part of the week, the volume of-business and changes having been even less important than on previous days. Tho widest fluctuation was 1# per cent, but in most in stances to % per cent was the range. The market was alternately weak and strong, but towards tho close, weakness predominated on account of the re ports of tho Atlantic National Bank trouble. GOLD was dull and steady. Foreign exchange -was very weak. BONDS. Governments were without feature, PBODUCE, For flour the demand was moderate, but with a steadier feeling In winter wheat brands. Fancy spring wheat brands are plenty and heavy. Other grades rule quiet. There was, some Inquiry for shipping brands for May. Sales, 14,600 brls, Including 4,000 hrls ship ping extras for May delivery on private terms. Re ceipts, 13,235 brls. Holders of wheat have again ad vanced their views l@2o per bushel on spring. The market is quiet and firm for good, which la scarce, but Inferior rules dull and heavy. The absence of good shipping qualities .checks business. Sales, 37,600 bushels;. receipts, 89,300 bushels. Pork ruled quiet and very unsettled for this month, on which there is reported a corner. A sale of 760 brls for June la reported at $18.50; receipts. 535 pkga. jCuk* meats were generally quiet, and prices nomi nal! unchanged. Dry salted shoulders, however, are lower at V.ifc; pickled hams, ll#@l3c; 600 smoked shoulders in bulk sold at B#c; receipts, 990 pkgs. Bacon was quiet but firm; long dear is Quoted at lOJtfc, with 10c reported bid; short lear, 10>*c, with 10&o bid." No transactions. Bard was moderately active, and the market ruled easier. Prime Western Is quoted at and city at 9 @9Vc. For future delivery, transactions embrace 1,000 tierces for May at c, and 2,250 tierces for Juno at 8^®913-XCc. Receipts, 650 packages, THE INDIANS. 1 Scalping:-Knives for the Ked-Skins-- 1 Tlio Oregon Indians on tlio War- Path—Nothing: Further from tlie iTlodocs—TUe Nevada Flutes mean KUscUief. New Yobs, April 26.—The Purchasing Committee of the Board of Indian Commissioners have contracted for 1,500 dozen butcher-knives and 120 dozen skinning [scalping?] knives, among the other articles to bo fur | nished to the Indians. ' i Washington, April 26.—The Indian Agent at Lara mie, Col., reports the killing of one man and the ! bounding of another by Mineconjaus, of the Sioux tribe. , San Fbancisoo, April 26.—A dispatch from Port land last night says that the Indians who recently left I the Yahlma reservation have mode their appearance In the Lewis Biver settlements arrayed in war point. A general outbreak in Eastern Oregon Is feared. The I. settlers request to be furnished with arms by the Gov ernor of the Stale. No later users has been received from tho lava-bed. | There will probably be no courier at Yreka before ( Tuesday. Government messengers only pass tho route , at present. * ; • Virginia, Nev„ April 2G.—lt is reported that a nnm | ber of young Pinte bucks, who spent the winter among i tho settlements in this portion of the State, lately, dis- L . appeared well armed and mounted. It is sup s posed they havo gono to join tho Stein Mountain t. bands, north‘of the Palisades, from whom trouble r is anticipated. Signal" fires havo been noticed in tho .. mountains eastward and southward for several nights I" *paat. Tho Indians hereabouts profess ignorance con ? cerning them. A large number of Piuteaaro still In r this vicinity, perfectly quiet. THE WEATHER. War Department Prognostications* Washington, April 26. —7:30 p. rn. — Tho tempera ture will generally increase to-morrow, except in tho Eastern States. For the Northwest and Upper Lakes southward to Arkansas and Tennessee, diminishing pressure and southwerterly winds and partly cloudy weather. For iho . Middle States, couth eastcrlv winds* rla£ag temperature,-partly cloudy weather, with possibly occasional rain on tho Western .Gulf. For the South Atlantic States generally fair and warmer weather, with ligL*t southerly winds. For the Lower Lakes and Middle States, southwesterly winds, cloudy .rising temperature and generally clear weather. For Canada and Naw England, light northwesterly winds, partly cloudy weather, clearing in the evening, with slightly higher temperature. Cautionary signals continue at New York, New Lon don* New Haven, Boston, Portland, Me. and East port. KisnTmx,Tenn., April 20.—There tto« frost here Uet nightTho corn wee nipped, ami frails and veg etables seriously damaged in this locality and through Middle Tennessee.- „ . _ ' . , , ComnfDtA, 8. 0., April 20.—There avas a heavy frost "and ice made hero this morning. Young cotton wan Jdlled in this vicinity. Cold weather U reported in the npKanntry. - ■ pfcitnaxy. ' Special Dispatch to T?}s Chicago Tribune. ■ Lansing, Mich., April 26.—Tiie Kon, Levi ‘Walker, of Flint, Gencseo County, died here to-day at noon in the 60th year of his age, having been ill since Monday night last with pneumonia. The main cause of hia was the fatal atmosphere of the Representative Chamber and severe overwork. He was Chairman of the House Committee' on State Affairs,* iif which he worked most patiently and laboriously throughout the session, examining every question most minutely, and submitting several elaborate and studied reports, com prime valuable legal arguments in determining impor* THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 1873. tant questions frequently coming before the Legisla ture. Prominent among his reports were those throw ing outside the Legislature all applications for a change of name, and against the appropriation of non-resident highway taxes for the construction of State roads. He was regarded &s the ablest lawyer 'in the House, and no doubt with scarcely an exception, the ablest member of the present Legislature. He was appoint ed last Monday Chairman of the Committee to inves tigate the frauds in the Land Office, to which Govern or called attention by special message. Ho was bom in Greenville, New York ; was admitted to' the bar in 1835 ; wee a resident of Michigan since 1817. Appre hensions were entertained regarding the result of ms illness since Thursday, and on yesterday a resolution of high compliment and sympathy was adopted. This morning he was reported to have felt so much better, as to speak of leaving for home, Mr. Walker occu pied the same seat Jn the H6uso as pied two years ago by John - Ija “? l s > f l > _, Jackson, who died during tfie session. The por tion is one of the worst in the House, being tho register for Uio passage of the Unimro oir from tho room. Hie death- no doubt is pertly attributable to this H- tch t0 T i ie Chicago JVftawv ■ Kansas Cirr, April 20.—Nebomiob Holmes, Presi dent of the Mechanic’s Bank, and a preminent citl Aon of this place, died this morning after a short Illness. SPRINGFIELD. Stalled at a Circus— Kculgnnation— Wholesale llemoval ot Policemon porßOual* Svccial Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune . Spbxxofield, April 26.—Olney Clarity, who was stabbed in the abdomen by Samuel "Woods, in the pa vilion of the Great Eastern Circus, on yesterday, died from his wounds about daylight this morning. His death occurred at tho Home for tho Friendless. The following additional particulars in regard to tho affair have come to our knowledge : On yesterday afternoon Woods, tho murderer, passed in and out of the dress ing-room, to which deceased ■was door-keeper, a num ber of times, and took a position near tho end of the scats on the west side of tho entrance to tho ring. While hero he was approached by the deceased, and ordered to take a seat, which ho declined to do. Tho deceased then replied that ho would make him sit down or kill him, and struck him on the right cheek with his fist. The prisoner then drew a knife and plunged it into his abdomen. It is further stated that "Woods bad previously had several difficulties with Uhe deceased, had maltreated him. applied approbrious epithets to him, and threatened to kill him. When in formed of the death of Clarity, Wood expressed great regret, but that blame should not attach to him. Woods had a preliminary examination to-day, and was bound over to tho Circuit Court, which meets in this city next Monday. James H. Raymond has tendered his resignation as Secretary of tho Board of Railroad and Warehouse Commibtioners to take, effect immediately. This res ignation was tho result of a political pressure upon the Commissioners, who testifiy to his excellent quali fications, but say that their party will not brook his longer continuance in office. James McGlaughliu, of Bocno Countv, is to bo his successor. Mayor Hay. of this city, has opened tho ball by re moving tho old police force and appointing their suc cessors. Thu old force, however, refuse to surrender their paranhcmalia of office, alleging that they cannot bo suspended until their successors are confirmed oy the Council, It will bo remembered that tho Council is largely Republican, and a nice fight may be ex- Dcctcd Gov Beveridge, accompanied by Senator logon, left tho city to-day for Chicago. Gov. Beveridge will not return until next Tuesday. • Mrs. Beveridge starts for N"W York on Monday,- x>reparatory to sailing for Europe on the 14th of May. She will bo absent six months. NEW YORK. Erie Railway Complications—TUo Eight-Hour Strike Postponed—Tlio Case of Stephen English—Robberies and Assaults—miscellaneous Eocul NcjTfli New York, April 2G.—Wall street gossip Inti mates that tho Erie and tho Atlantic & Great Western Railroads cannot bo consolidated. Closo working or running arrangcraeuU, on a pro rata basis, will be es tablished between them. It is also said that Tweed, BischoffshcJm, and Goldsmith have opened tbo regu lar Erie campaign, Gould having gone “short” of stock on sales to the latter, who was “long.” Tho campaign is to bo still further enlivened, according to the same authority, by a war to bo waged by Biacholfs heim, Erie's London banker, on President ‘Watson. Twentv-sevea delegates from tbo various trades unions in tho United States met in secret session last evening, a ud, after discussion, resolved to postpone any attempt to enforce tho eight-hour rule till 1674. Five more sailor boardlng-houso keepers were ar rested to-dav. These, together with those arrested last night, were admitted to bad in SSOO each. Tho en tire Fourth Ward accompanied tho prisoners to the Coert. , , _ . To-day tho Legislative Committee on Grievances resumed the investigation of tho case of Stephen Eng lish, in jail in default of ballon the charge of libel, lay Mi-. WluotoD, X'roeiUont of tho Mutual Life Insurance Company. Testi mony was taken showing that tho allegations made against Mr. Winston and his Company had no foundation in fact. Robert Sewell, counsel for Mr. Winston, testified that the bail of $20,000 Mr. English is required to furnish was fired by Judge Barbour, without suggestion from him or any one connected with tho Mutual Company. When English heard of tho proceedings before Judge Bar bour he fled to Jersey City, where he was followed, and tho Courts there ordared him to find 1 ail ia SIO,OOO. Preferring to bo arrested in New York, English re turned here, and accordingly was lodged in jail in de fault of bail. In regard to tho McCullough Investiga tion in 1870, tho witness testified tha: Tom Fields showed him a report damaging to the Company, which was to bo presented to the Legislature, but he subeequentlv bad an interview with Fields, which,was arranged by' Wm. M. Tweed, and a more favorable re port was made to the Assembly, but no money was paid to secure the change. In the case of tho widow of James Fisk, Jr., against the Union Pacific Railroad Company, Credit Mobiiier, and others, N. W. Butler, who claims to bo tho owner of twenty-uro shares of stock, asked Judge Blatchford to-day; through counsel, to be permitted to intervene in tho suit and share in tho benefits; also, that the suit shall not be discontinued without notice to him. De cision reserved. The Board of Audit allowed claims to-day to tho, amount of $228,000. Judgo Blatchford, to-day, denied the motion for a reduction of bail in the case of ex-Scnator Graham in Ludlow Street Jail, awaiting trial on tho charge of hav ing, while President of the Walikill, N. Y., National Bank, embezzled part of its funds. Edward Corrigan has been arrested on tho charge of being tho person who, in August last, fired a stone through a window of the saloon of one Fritz in West Fifty-second street, killing the daughter of the latter. Tho Coroner has ordered the arrest of Sergt. Wcster xnan and Officer McDonnell on tho charge of fatally clubbing William Re bison. Throa river pirates, last night, went on board a bark lying at Fourth street; East River, clubbed tho watch man into insensibility, and then rifled tho cabin. About tho same hour a kindling-wood factory at Avenue B and Eighteenth street was broken into, and tho watchman bound and gagged. While the thieves were operating on tho safe, a confederate on guard an nounced the approach of the police, and all got away safely. Somebody gavo point last night to the ridiculous and threatening letter sent during the week to Recorder Backet by besmearing tho front of his house, Carl Schurz sailed for Europe to-day. A portion of the cargo and baggage of tho passengers of the steamship Atlantic was landed here this after noon. Early this evening Seraphia Serpa and Manuel Man tilla, Cubans, residing in Brooklyn, quarreled in a sa loon in Maiden lane, and Serpa abot Mantilla In the bead, inflicting a dangerous wound. FIRES. Destruction of .Property in Various Places* Portsmouth, 0., April 23.—Tho store and ware house belonging to tho Madison Furnace Company, at Oak Hill, Ohio, was destroyed by fire last night, origi nating in the warehouse, where, meat was being smoked., Loss $7,000; no insurance. Middletown, 0,, April 20.—The barn of Martin Clark, near this dtv, was destroyed by fife Thursday night. It contained 150,000 pounds of tobacco and a lot of farming utensils. Insured for $12,000, Memphis, Term., April 26.—A special to fho Ava lanche says that tho town of Mariana, Ark., was nearly destroyed by fire on Thursday. Tho loss is estimated at $50,000. Tho principal losers were W. H, Colter, Banks & Griffin, dry goods Nunley & Lattpn, drug storo; also, the Post-office and telegraph office. Louisiana Affairs* Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, Nett York, April 16.— A Washington special says: It is intimated in official circles that Gov, Kellogg’s ac tion in sending the State militia into the interior of Louisiana to make arrests and preserve the pence was brought about by a hint from Washington, that unless some step was taken by the State authorities to main tain the peace, the Federal Government woilld not feel it their duty to continue to protect them. Kellogg was notified that he was expected to show more firmness in the administration of the duties devolving on him, and not rely on being kept in office by the force of the United Slates military. • Another says that intelligence .was received there to day from New Orleans, to the effect that the Demo- in St. Mary’s Pariah are organizing themselves into military companies. They are armed with Win chester reposting rifles, and parade the town of Franklin and ila snburbo in squads of fifties, openiy defying the Courts, and threatening the lives of the Republican officers. The officers of the companies have commissions signed by McEncry as Governor. Hailxoad Accidents. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune , ZANESVILLE, 0., April 26.—James Murphy,- an em ploye of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, was killed last night in this city by falling off a train and being run 4 over. His body was dragged for some distance until it reached Licking bridge, where it fell into the river. Memphis, April 26. —As the southern train on the Memphis & Louisville Railroad approached Trcgnant station to-day, a lady, named Mrs. Kills, attempted to cross the trade in front of the engine, and was run over and instantly killed. •. w Navi gallon Items* Mackinaw, April 26. —Weather hazy; light wind from the northwest; thermometer 51 degrees. The •Ice opposite the Gulphln’s Point, and extending cost to Old • Mackinac < Point, is - very porous. Yesterday afternoon made an opening nearly two miles long apd one mile point. The propellers are not in sight. An Sable, -April 26. —Clear and pleasant: wind west snd light. Propeller Luke Breeae, from Day City, is one TTiilft off, trying to make tho dock. The Ice Is Very kpoBT Auaxis, April 20,—Wind, northwoit, light. ' ' The lake ia packed with ice aa far ui we can see. 1 Detboit, Anril 26,-Dcapatchea ttla ev«hng from the north indicate the speedy opening of MrigHonu At dark four propellers were of McOiupma Point, Straits of Mackinaw, thn tea The steamer Keweenaw, widen icrs nere a reaching*"Detour wiUtoS mectiuc any serious obstruction. April 2G. —A sailors’ strike commenced hero on Friday afternoon for an increase of wages from eo * 0 «2.50 per day, • Several loaded vessels, from which men had struck will bo towed through to their* destlnalion by tugs. The vessel Captains a determination to resist the strike, and are confident of success. Measures have been taken by the city au thorities to prevent any disturbance. THE GREAT TUNNEL. Opening of Bids for the Construction of the Tunnel Un. dcr the City—The Bore to be Nearly Six Miles Long. The Board of Public Works ■were very busy yesterday morning opening proposals for tbo new tunnel to con* noct the proposed West Side Pumping Works with the Water Works at the foot of Chicago avenue. Over thirty bids-were received, but only the names of the bidders can bo given. They are as follows: Moss, Chambers k Mcßean, Cox Brothers, Charles Gladding k Co., MoNcal k Riley, Beaty & Barker, Cox & Kenyon, H. D. Colvin k Co., D. D. & D. S. Mcßean, Earnshaw, Goble & Kroescholl, Martin McNlchols, Donoghue k Cudmore, Courtney k Shanly, Steel, Mo- Mahon & Steel, John Duffy, Mooro k Dovoe, David Hallinan, John McHugh, Patrick Kelly, P. C. McDon ald, Agncw k McDermott, Gindele Bros. k Atkinson, Dull k Lusk, Marlin Mulany, Earnshaw k Gobol, Ax tel, Harris k Co., John B. Benedict, Stuart, Baffin k Clark, James Gowan, John H. Carpenter, 0. W. Fuller k Co., McClellan, Jenkins k Chittenden, G. M, C. Brackett, Wright k Salter, Greeley k Mackin. The tunnel is to commcnco at the west end of the now lake tunnel on tho Water Works lot, and to extend about three and five-sixths miles under the city, in a straight lino to tho southwest corner of Ashland and Blue Island avenues, where the West Side Pumping Works are to be located. Tbo bottom of the inside surface of the west end of the now lake tunnel is seventy-one foot below tho ordinary level of tho lake, and tho land tunnel will be about tho same. There are to be in oil, nine working shafts; one on Chicago avenue, one on Illinois street, one on Fifth avenue, one on Jackson street, one on Polk street, one on 'Waller street, one on Rebecca street, one on Nineteenth street, and one on the pumping works lot. There will also be nine fire shafts, and possibly more, if tho Board of Public works deem them necessary. The clear width of tho tunnel will be seven feet, and tho clear height seven feet and two Inches, tho top and bottom arches to be scml-clrclcs. It is to bo lined with brick masonry cloven inches thick. All tho ma terials used are to be inspected by the Board, and that which is deemed unsuitable is to bo removed by tho contractor, who is to furnish everything to complete tho work for which he contracts. The work is to bo done under tho supervision of an engineer or superintend ent, to bo appointed by the Board of Public Works. Tuo tunnel Trill bo divided Into four sections, of about 6,000 feet each, and is to be completed by the Ist of January, 1875. Tho original estimate of the cost of the pumping works, the tunnel, and the new lake tunnel was $1,600,000. Bonds were sold, and $1,300,000 realized. The lake tunnel has been completed, and its <;ost and that of extending tho water mains has reduced the amount to about SBOO,OOO. The Board estimated that $600,000 would bo required to build tho land tunnel, but the bids received, which vary from $400,000 to $500,000, has led them to conclude that not as much money will have to be expended. ■ Between $300,000 and $500,000 more will be necessary to complete the pumping works and make tho needed main extensions. As soon as tbo bids are fig ured out, and tho Board arc satisfied that the means are at their disposal, the contract will bo awarded and tho work commenced. CAIRO. Steamboat aiato Murdered bya Ducti- Hand—Total* of a Barge. Svecial Ditpateh to The Chicago Tribune. Canto, 111., April 20.—fast Thursday night, while the steamer Grand Tower was lying at this port, a ne gro roustabout, named Billy Brown, alias “ Yellow Man," formerly employed on that steamer, waylaid the First Mate, Mr. Thomas Doyle, and struck him a ter rible blow on tho head with a billet of wood, indicting Injuries from which ho has since died. It seems that Doyle had discharged Brown » trip or two ago, for creating trouble on the boat. Brown thought ho would get even with him by killing him. Brown at the lime made his escape, but ™ cap tured in this city to-day by Chief of Police McHall. On his wav to jail ho confessed to striking Doyle, but says be did not intend to kill him. The evidence is strong against him. . . . It is understood that tho barge May Loury, loaded wxtn iron uru, which wss sunk in the Mississippi River between here .'ind Commerce a few days ago, will likely prove & toted lojs. She was valued at about $9,000. FOREIGN. SPAIN, Pams, April 26.—A Madrid dispatch denies that tho Commune has been proclaimed in Spain. Madrid, April 26.—The official Gazette announces that Don Alfonso, brother of Don Carlos, accompanied by his staff, crossed into France from Spain on Wednesday hat. Tho Carlisle have been defeated several times recently. In one engagement their loss was over 100 men. Rumors of a modification of the Ministry are current. It is Said th e present Government, with the exception of Figuoras. PlyMargall, and Csstclar, will retire,

and Contreras, Estebanez, Garda, Lopsz, and Rispa, or other advanced Federalists, will succeed tho retiring members. HOLLAND. Ton Hague, April 26.—The Government has or dered fourteen steamers to proceed immediately to Sumatra, and co-opcrate with the Dutch troops in their movements against tho Achinese. The vessels will carry a large quantity of ammunition and arms for the troops. - GREAT BRITAIN. Lokdojt, April 26.—The London Republicans have undertaken the prosecution of the Carlist Committee iuthisdtv who are collecting funds for Don Carlos, as it Is claimed to be in violation of international law. CUBA. Havana, April 28.—’The Tribune yesterday attacked tho present system of education in Havana and the Junta, which has embargoed the property of the Cu bans, and says it will give their names. The Tnlmno also advises the people to abstain from ploying in tho Havana lottery. Gen. Rlgoiuemo has been ordered to return to Spain. The Havana journals confirm tho burning of Aura, and tho wiling of some of tho inhabitants by tho in surgents. - Do the Same In Chicago. St. Loots, Mo., April 23.—8y order of tho Board of Police Commissioners, Ch(cf of Police McDonoagh tcMlay served a aoUeo ÜB ,, Uio keepers of all gambling-houses in the city that it is tho unqualified determination of the Police Com missioners to suppress gamhUng-honses, snd ‘hat every means at their command will be used to accom pli this end. In compliance with this order, all tho gambling-houses in the dty closed to-night. XUo Great Storm. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune T tvroi.s Neb., April 26.—Accounts from the storm In the "West are still coming in, and exhibit a more frinhtfti loss of life than at tkst supposed. Com. muni cation just opened with this section shows that SS?from to deathVfow rods from their houses whllo trying to save their stock. Tho Harbor Question* New York, April 20.— Tho employee of the United States Watch Company, at TVeet End, Jersey Ci,y, have a truck, it Ifl said, in consequence of go nonpy mont rf wanes for tho past month, duo Friday last, Sd tho irregularity of payments made some, time previously^ 1 The employes number shout 250 men end women. • . *Swo Boys Drowned. nr.rrrrov. la., April 26.— At Fulton, IU., this after- of D. W. Brown, and tho eldest sou of Vc’ Snyder, whoso ages range f 10 ® ® <t to T?«T« In a skiff near the Western Union Railroad bridge, end 0 by accident, were precipitated Into the water. The aon of W. C. Snyder clung to thoboat, b £t the nth*r two went down and were drowned. Mr, Brown ig absent in Wieconein, in tho employ of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company. * .. , End. of tbo TTbarton Case* tutttmoee. \prfl 26. —At Annapolis, this morning, thews™?BiiabethG. Wharton, indicted foranat tmS to murder Eugene Van Ness, a slot to entered bjftho Prosecuting. Attorney, thus ending the Wharton trials. • . The LiOfit Atlantic. Halifax. N. S., April 28.—Capt. Williams arrived the wreck of tho Atlantic. The divers resumed operations and recovered some of the cargo and tho bodies of. two. steerage passengers in a good state of preservation. The wreckers are preparing to blow a bole in tho upper side of tho ship. Breach of Promise. Sak Fuascisco, April 26.—The case of Miss HeUona Frazer vs. Thrift, for breach of promise of marriage, was concluded to-night. Verdict for the plaintiff for $12,000. The case baa excited modi - interest here. Thrift Is a welWtnown lawyer. Acquitted. JlEirpms, April 23. —Corry Valters, who MUed Spiito Nolen, In Bachwar’s saloon, last summer, was. ao -9 OAmo! < Aprs‘26.— The trial of Hoffman, for the mur der of Tubbs, in this county, resulted last night In his acquittal. Bank Suspension. Memphis, Term., April 26.—The Memphis Life and General Insurance Bank, D. B, Mallory, President, suspended this morning, with liabilities of $25,003, which, it is said, are fully secured by the assets. Ocean Steamship News. New Yoke, April 26.—Arrived, the steamships Mosel, from Bremen, and Glamorgan, from Cardiff. JUDICIAL DECISIONS. ludga Blodgett Decides that the Lorillard Has a Bona Fido Claim Against the Republic—Also, that the Grea Western Telegraph Company Must Be Adjudicated a Bankrupt. , His Honor Judge Blodgett yesterday morning gave his decision in the case of the Republic Fire Insurance Company of this dtyv. The Lorillard Fir© Insuraoo Company of Hew York. The suit was brought by the former Company, on a petition That the Court expunge a reinsurance claim of the latter, amounting to. some $19,500. The original point of the petitioner, that the Receiver could not bring action outside of the State in which be was appointed to exercise his functions, was dissented from by the Court, who asserted that the Lorillard Com pany had a fall right to a bearing in tho court, and ho saw no reason why an officer of a New York company, doing business in this State, could be prevented from pursuing a legal chdni here because bo was. personally, a New Yorker. Tho Assignee's objection, on the ground of tho improper filing of proofs of loss, could not be sustained, as the evidence showed that tho proofs were filed, and copies furnished to the Republic Insurance Company. Tho final objection, that tho loss should bo paid by the reinsuring company not faster than by tho company reinsured, was irrelevant to the case. as tho Receiver of tho Lorillard Insurance Company had paid 85 per cent on losses, and tho prospect was that from tho amount of assets on hand a larger percent age, oven, would yet be paid. The responsibility of the reinsuring Company should bo Identical with the amount of liability, and not tho ability, of the origi nally insuring company. His Honor decided that the claim preferred by the Receiver cf tho Lorillard Company for $19,509 should stand, and bo accordingly overruled tho objection of tho Assignee. Immediately after delivering this decision, His Honor proceeded to give a lengthy opinion of tho case of the GREAT WESTERN TELEGRAPH COaiPANT. The main features in this case were so recently pro se Died to tho readers of Toe Tribune that it la need loss to refer to them. After- summarizing the facts In tho case, His Honor gave the decision, of which the following are the salient points: Tho petition in this cause was filed on tbo 10th day of February, 1873, and tho warrants of attorney (notes) were all executed within six months prior to that time. But tho giving of said warrants of attorney was not alleged as an act ot bankruptcy, in the original petition, and it is con tended that, inasmuch as more than six months had elapsed before these acta were set up by way of amendment, they cannot now bo set up. But lam satisfied that when tho petition is filed within ton months after any acts of bankruptcy is committed, al though such act is not alleged in the original petition, it may bo subsequently added by amendment, and the lapse of six months before the amendment is no bar. When tho petition is filed, it arraigns tho debtor for all acts of bankruptcy committed within the previous six months. Tho proof shows the bank to bo a bona fide creditor, and also shows Holton to bo a bona fide holder of notes subsequently seized in judgment. Those notes were negotiable commercial paper. If the Company was not insolvent in August, the decree of September ruined its credit, and made it impossible to collect subscriptions to pay debts. I, therefore, con clude that the giving of warrants of attorney, .in August, was an act of bankruptcy, Tho Company was then insolvent, and tho transaction was based upon tho contingency that insolvency and bankruptcy might intervene, and with a view to prefer the bank. At the time judgments were entered, and actual paralysis had come upon them by tho decision of the' Superior Court, it bad no income, and was Involved in what promised to bo a costly and tedious litigation. Its linos were, many of them, In tho hands of sub contractors, and burdened with Huns for construction; they are constructed through a new county, sparsely settled, and other companies compete with them, and must divide their business.. The Superior Court was dealing with tho neglect of stockholders, as against Reeve and the officers of the Company, who bad conspired to defraud tho stockholders. This Court is dealing with the corporation in its relation to bona fido creditors, who have given it credit and arc enti tled to all tho rights the laws gave them against the debtor to obtain payment of the debt. The Court found in favor of petitioners, and ordered that tho Company be adjudicated a bankrupt. n' IS DOSE. KlcLaughUn y tlie Foul I'rocurer, Hu- ined—The Work of One V. celc. But one week has elapsed since the first exposure of McLaughlin’s villainy, and now his house is broken np and its proprietor supposed to be a fugitive, Thera has seldom been a more speedy breaking of a stronghold of iniquity, and this result has been accomplished because all tho elements in the city, which possessed tho power to ruin him, have united to bring about his destruction. For some days after tho exposure the burly fellow wriggled about tho newspaper olflcea, and threatened all sorts of revenge. He oven went so far as to write a state ment purporting to be tho .facts in the case, which, of course, made him the pro tector rather than tho seducer of tho innocent children. This paper he demanded should bo allotted space in the newspapers, and accompanied his demand with, a threat to bring libel suits for amounts of damages hitherto unthought of. One morning paper was frightened into submission, and gave place to McLaughlin’s story. At tho other olflcea ho was snubbed, and told that tho former articles reflected the belief of the proprietors, and would remain, unqualified and uncontradictcd. He plead for mercy, and de clared himself a much-abused man. His conduct since shows what a brazen face he carried. It is re ported that through fear of bodily Injury at the hands of an outraged public ho has left Chicago and gone to • Toledo. This cannot be stated as positive truth. Some persons, who know him well, and who livo on Randolph street, opposite his place, assert that they saw him at the windows repeatedly during yesterday. ‘ Yesterday afternoon his house was assailed by Con stable North, by virtue of a writ of attachment on the contents, in favor of W. D, Pahlman, a liquor mer chant to whom McLaughlin bad been in debt for liquors purchased before the fire. The house was tightly closed, and occupied by McLaughlin’s pimps. They refused to admit tho officer, and threatened per sonal violence if he went farther. Tho officer retired and hid himself to await a favorable op portunity to get inside. Soon after an express wagon drove np, and McLaughlin’s men began at once to fill it with furniture. 'When It was about to leave tho house, W'ortb rushed up and seized the goods. The procurer’s servants resisted, but Officer Shepherd and Constable Dwyer coming up at tho time, assisted by Mr. Buddy, the ‘lawyer in the affair beai off the servants; and drove the wagon to the Madison Street Station, Officer Shepherd arrested the bar-tender, » red-faced brute, named Billy Tumor. There was much excite ment in the vicinity at tho time. Fully 300 people gathered around, and remained there until midnight last night. Early in the evening Constable Koehler ar rived in front of the place, with an attachment issued in favor of Aid. Hildreth. He demanded admittance, but was refused. The wagon-load of property which Worth had taken posaion of, stood near by, and Koeh ler concluded to levy upon It. Of course Worth ob jected, and the two got into a dispute which ended in a moat disgraceful row, and resulted In the arrest of the Constables, Dwyer and both of whom were with bad liquor at the % time, and were apparently no less a disgrace to the city than the man whose atrocious den they sought to enter. The crowd after a time became also excited, and demanded that McLaughlin should come forth* Stones were hurled at the windows, and cries of “ Lynch him I Give him a spring coat I” and many other such remarks, made it seem as if tho T. and T. B. were out in full force. A rough named Fred Braun attempted to break open the front door, and was promptly arrested. At 1 o’clock this morning there wars many lingering about tho place, but noth ing of ft startling character transpired. RAILROAD ACCIDENTS. PKOBAULT FATAX. A horrible railroad accident occurred at Grand Crossing yesterday afternoon, being somewhere in tho thousands of cautions to men not to jump from cars 'while In rapid motion. Tho victim of tho accident is a young man living at Grand Crossing named Joseph Jones. Tho freight train from which ho jumped was near the crossing, and was moving at a rather fast rate when ho essayed to leap off. Ho failed to mako his jump effectual and was thrown under tho train. ■When taken Irom tho track ho was found to be hor ribly mutilated. So cut to pieces was he that amputa tion of both legs will bo necessary, one near tho thigh and tho other above the knee. During the after noon ho was so low that the attending surgacno hesi tated to perform the operation, and it is scarcely with in the range of possibility that ho will survive the ac cident. FATAL. Yesterday about noon, a boy named Franz Rica, aged 12 years, who resides at No. 80 Front street, in attempting to jjet on the Janesville train, on the Chi cago & Northwestern Railroad, at Fifth street, was run over and so badly injured that he died at 2 o'clock in tho afternoon. His left leg .was'cut oif close to his body, and his right leg near the knee. The engine was No. 84, but, as the train passed on, the name of tho engineer could not bo learned. BADLY HUBT. Yesterday afternoon, about 4 o’clock, a man named Patrick Davis, in attempting to get on a passing engine of the Chicago b Northwestern Road, slipped and fell. Jlis left arm was struck by one of tho driver rods, and badly mangled. He was removed to his homo, No. 165 East Indiana street, and attended by Dr. 0. H. Lewis.. A SINGULAR ACCIDENT. About 4 o'clock, yesterday afternoon, the railroad bridge over the slip at Gridin’s lumber-yard was turned to permit to pass through.. A train of freight-cars, to which was attached engine No. 24, of tho Chicago, Danville & "Vincennes Road, bad passed over the bridge a few minutes be fore it . was turned, and liad stopped Just beyond. The engineer not knowing that the bridge was open, backed bis train, and tho rear car ran into tho river, Just as the boat was passing, falling upon it and tho bridge, and demolishing tho latter and break ing in the cabin of the boat. The Captain's wife, a Mrs. Wall, was struck by one comer of the car, and cq badly injured that her life is despaired of. Tho bridge was completely wrecked, and was thrown from its pivot into the stream. All travel on tho slip, between the river and Bridgeport, is for the present stopped. The cor was empty, and was not much injured. ALTOGETHER TOO THIN. Tho Jmrrnal, whose taste for publishing brutal para graphs on the dead was illustrated In our Issue c? yesterday, has been terrified Into an apology. Tho Board of Trade, as a bodr. exsreased its dlaanat at [ litter to receive odds of a discount. There are plenty I of people who believe that the thing can’t bo done, and | as. If Übassoy comes, It Is not nnllkcly that thematch may be made. It would be one of the most interesting games over played, and if it occurred in Nixon’s Am phi theatre, the house would doubtless be packed. - JohnW, Coon has written that he expects to return ' to Chicago in about two months. The many friends of Harvey Doty wiQ be pleased to learn that ho bis recovered his health, and once mors sheds the light of his countenance upon the patrons of “HOOSEER” BROWN’S TICTUL pop^ . this ghoul-like conduct, and tho Journal became alarm ed; • Yesterday it refers to the double- leaded editorial ridiculing M. de Belloy, in the following language: u ln connection wo must express our sincere re gret at the appearance of a paragraph which inadvert tently crept into the columns of The Journal yoater day in reference to his death.” Doable-leaded editorials do not “ creep Into ” daily papers 44 inadvertently,” except such “ dally papers ” as the creeper Journal, The Chicagoan Over Whose Loss of 11,400 and a Gold Watch the New York Police Arc Making Such a Great Fuss Turns Out to Be Tim Fuller, the Con- fidence Man. It is not very many weeks ago since we introduced to the sympathetic gaze of the public a brace of land pirates who made short work of verdant countrymen: by the practice of the game confidence, concealed be neath many disguises, all of them as gauzy and trans parent SB the conversion of John Allen, the pro- , prietor of a famous rat-pit in New York City. Messrs. Timothy W. Fuller and Bichard Bain* forth were dragged ignobly before the pub lic eye by Ton Tribune, and then as ignobly consigned to the County Jail by the Criminal Court. It was a source of thanksgiving to many a righteous soul, and that these sharks had escaped with so short a term of imprisonment* was the only circumstance that marred the general happiness. When their term expired, and Mr. Timothy Fuller found Hmßftif once more free to roam at large, ho found all his money gone. H!g bank was broken; his credit in tho confidence business was broken; and he therefore gave out, between drinke, that his heart was broken. This latest fracture was not considered by the hollow and heartless world a subject for vast com miseration; and oven when the ex-confidence man retailed a quantity of miscellaneous domestic news of a melancholy tinge, In the various rum-shops of the South Side, Us audience unanimously recommended his departure for fresh fields and pastures new. His heart being broken (his pocket Is situated near that organ, and probably caught the infection), ho started forth to Bacinc, where he formerly piled his honorable calling. Tho citizens of Bacinc, as a gen eral thing, regarded tho confidence operator with bttle favor, and a paper published in that sprightly little town one day mildly hinted to him that, should he de sire to leave it, no very great oppoeition would be of fered him In gratifying his wishes. It was a gentle hint —la patU defer en gant de valours. So Mr. Timothy did as John McLaughlin did, and went away. Ho had the good sense to go far away, and the next thing heard of him was his appear ance in Now York. Chicago was wont to boast that it had in Mr. Timothy Fuller the most consummate confidence man in the country, and It cannot as a community fail to feel mortified that Mr, Fuller’s arrival among the black-legs of New York did not cause any sensation. At last, however, Timothy has come to the surface with the other scum that floats upon the cauldron of New York social life. The telegraph has already heralded far and wide the arrest of 44 Hoosier” Drown, counterfeiter, burglar, homicide, pickpocket, and anything else suggested by the police reports of any large city. He was arrested for robbing a Chicago 44 gentleman "—none other than his friend Timothy Fuller I The arch-rogue who had escaped fifteen indictments for conspiracy to defraud; who had inhabited our county boarding-house for Inexperienced outlaws, actually knew at last how it was to bo robbed. ~ , . - T It seems that on carrying his fractured heart to New York, ho had covered it by some means (nefarious, of course,) with £1,400 in greenbacks, and had Intended to invest it, us 44 ho was not in business in Chicago now,” Meeting 44 Hoosier” Brown, ho recognized a brother. There was a sort of Masonry between these two lights of the profession. Each knew the other to be as depraved a rogue as hfmself, and, finding them selves settled at the very bottom of society, clasped hands and got drank together. After spending two or three days in drunkenness and debauchery, they sepa rated at • the As tor House, where . Fuller found himself minus his watch and his money. On , the following Sunday he againmet Brown, and accused him of the robbery. Brown vehemently denied tho charge, but finding Fuller obstinate, poured tho co pious tear until Fuller believed him. The reconcilia tion was followed by another protracted drunk, after which Fuller recovered himself and notified the police. Tho result was tho finding of Fuller’s watch on Brown. None of the money was recovered, and so Fuller must stazt his confidence shop over again, and rob somebody else to got even. Eia heart must bo completely pulverized by this last misfortune. SPOUTING MATTERS# CASE BALL. THE FIRSIIEX TAKEN IKTO CAMP. The Firemen’s Club had a match-gamo yesterday afternoon with the Dane, Westlake & Covert nine, tho latter being victorious by a score of 24 to 16, as fol lows : D., W. dc Cover? t. O’Brien, 8 b. Green, p,.„ M. Kelly. 9 b W. Kelly, 1. f. D. Hennctay, o. f.. T. Lynch, c J. Donsler, 3 b.... O. Hagln, lb M. Doegaa, r. f... W. Higgins, p J. Hoyt, s. s •Total 3; 3- He&ly, s. s 2i 4! McOono, 3 b.... 31 21 Butterfield, c... 8 s! Heaney, 1. f..... 4 1 Calder, c. f..... 8 3 Pozen, lb 3 2 Charleston, r. f. i34| Total ▲ coon It is nndoretood that a movement has been started among the members of the Board of Trade and other gentlemen interested in the national game to get np a subscription of a sufficient amount of money to offer a guarantee to two or three of the principal profes sional clnbs such as will warrant them in making a trip to Chicago this summer. It is probable that the Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Boston nines will be the ones invited. The money should bo easily raised to afford the necessary guarantee, as there is no doubt that throe or more games played by theso clubs in Qreen’s Garden would draw largo crowds and pay handsomely. It Is to be hoped that the effort will be successful/ and that the proposed arrangement may bo made. _ the national championship. The Philadelphia Club (not the Athletics) bare made a good start for the championship, having already beaten the Bostons and Athletics. The fact that four of the Philadelphia nine—Outhbert. Treacy, Zettlcin, and Meyorle—are old White Stockings vrill interest Chicago peculiarly in their career. We append the score of thoir game with the Bostons : Boston, Mass., April 23. —First game of the cham pionship series between the Phfladelphias,and the Bos tons, of Boston, Mass,; Philadelphia*, | JZ|.B|P|jl|’ |P]iljP^l | Bottom. 0 6. Wright, b. s 0 Barnea, 2 b.....*. 1 Schafer. 8 b...., 2 Leonard, Lf..... 2 White, c Cuthbort, LX. Addy, 3 b Malone, c..... Moycrle, 8 b... Devlin, a. a..., Bechtel, r. f... Troacy, c. f..„ Mack, lb Zottlein, p...., 0 Spalding, p 0 H. Wright, c. t. 1 Manning, 1b.... 1 Bird sail, r. f,... 7 * Total Total. ;s scored. Philadelphia 10008000 4-8 Bostons 00000040 I—6 Bans Earned—Philadelphia, 0; Bostons, 2, * First Base on Errors—Philadelphia, four times; Boston, eight, including three on called balls.' umpire—Mr. Robert Ferguson, Atlantic Base Ball Club. Time of Game—Two hoars. Philadelphia, April 26. —Tnreo thousand people witnessed the base game to-day between tho Ath letic and Baltimore Clubs. The former were the victors. Score, 11 to 4. PIGEON-SHOOTING. KIN’S WORK AT DEXTER PARK. Several matches of unusual interest were shot at Dexter Park on Friday last. Tho birds were wild, strong, and swift,and it was worthy of note, as bearing on the quality of tho shooting, that, out of over fifty shot at, there was not a called bird. The ehlef events were two matches for the Kcnnicott Club medal be tween Ed Price and George Shirlaad (7)— each match being fifteen single rises and five pairs for each side. The first match resulted: Shirlaad— (single birds) 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1,1, 1. 1,1,1, 1—12; (double birds) 01, 10, 11,10, 11—7. Total. 19. IS, Price—{single birds) 1,1,1,1, 0,1,1,1, 0,1,1,1, 1 x X—l 3; (double birds) 10,11,10,11,10—7. Total, 20. ' The second match was the result of a challenge by the defeated party to try the same contest over again right then and there. Price was the victor, making the finest score on record: E. Peice—(single birds) 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1.1, , 1,1—15; (double birds) 11,11,11,11,11—10. Total, SmßTLisn—(single birds) 1,0,1,1,1,0,1,0,0,1,0, 0,1, 0,1—8; (double birds) 11, U, 10,11, 00—7. Total, 15. A match of five single birds each, for tho birds, be tween E. Price and J. J. Klcinman, was won by the lat ter, who killed 5 straight, while Price missed his first, and killed the other 4, MATCH AT HRIGITTOir. ‘A match for SSO a side, 25 single birds each, loser to pay for the birds, was shot at Brighton on Friday last, between J. P. Robertson, champion of Scotland, and Garrett Sullivan, 11 the Prairie Hunter." Bobertson won by eight biros, and. being so far ahead, was not required to shoot at all his birds. Tho score was as follows: Robertson—l,l, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1,1, 1, 1,1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1-21. Sullivan—l, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0-13. COMING EVENTS,' j. J. Kleinman and £. p. Dow are matched for SSO a side, 50 single blrls each, wild pigeons, from plunge traps, tho match to take place as soon as Mr. Wachter can furnish tho birds at Dexter Park. A match on precisely similar terms, and for the same amount, is arranged between Messrs. J. J. Klein maq and Ed. Price. • Mr. Wachter, the p ; goon purveyor at Dexter Park, g~eß to the Wisconsin woods this week to secure wild birds for the season. Ho has contracted for over 50,000 flyers. * BILLIARDS. MATTERS TALKED OF. The negotiations for a third match between Bessrm gcr and Slosson seem likely to come to naught. Mo. Behringer did say the other day that if the game could be played upon a table made by his house he would back Bcssunger against Slosson. Tom Foley told him that the make of table should be no bar; that he would back Slosson to play on a pigeonhole table, if necessary. •Bcnslngor agreed to come around and “put up " on or before Friday last, or else to stand a quart bottle. He hae done neither up to date. From his mysterious dis appearance, fears are entertained that he has been foully dealt with. Tom Foley has information to tne effect that TJb&s sey, the great French bllliardist, is soon to come to Chicago, and Tom stands ready to back him for SSOO or SI,OOO Against Beieong« at the thre&>ball game, tho The opening services of Grace Methodist Church, corner of North LaSalle and White streets, will occur on Sunday, May 4, commencing at 10:30 o’clock., A meeting of Irish nationalists will be held, the auspices of the Union Circle, F, 8., at the Father Mathew Temperance Hall, on West Harrison street, this afternoon. There will be a meeting of the Society of Physicians and Surgeons in the parlor of the Orphan Asylum on , Michigan avenue, near Twenty-second street, to-mor row evening. The Literary Club of the Christian Union will con demn the Tmlian policy of the Administration to-mor row evening, after which, if there is time, there will be an election of officers. Tho magnificent new depot of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern and Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific' Railroads will bo inaugurated in about a month from now with a monster concert, something after the style of the Boston Jubilee. A public temperance meeting will be held on Friday evening next in tho church, corner of Clinton and Wil- . son streets. Tho Eev. N. A. J. P. Porter,; and Capt. Bundy will speak. The Star and Crescent Club will give a May party at Snow’s Academy, No. 62 South Hoisted street, on Fri day. The arrangements have been'entrusted to the ladies. A May Queen will be chosen from the audi ence, and crowned with imperial honors. Yesterday afternoon, some boys found a pine box containing a dead babe, in a ditch on Mitchell street, near the river. The babe was apparently about a week old, and had been dead for some time. It was taken to the Morgue. Tho dispensary at the Foundling’s Home will be open every afternoon from 2 until 4 o’clock. The poor who need medical assistance will have the moet skillful treatment in all departments of medicine and surgery. The representatives of the German Benevolent So ciety, who held the Globe Theatre on Wednesday night, and who were arrested by the Wood party, for riot, were yesterday discharged by Justice Scully, there be ing no evidence to sustain the charge of riot. Messrs. Steele, McMahon & Steele, tho contract ors of the new lake tunnel, are pushing the work with considerable rapidity, under the supervision of Messrs. Cbesbrough and Bryson, City Engineers. The bore has now progressed under the lake to a distance of 2,100 feet, and is lined with three courses of hard brick and cement tho whole way. The precise date of completion cannot be given, but it is safe to say that the tunnel will be finished long before the time speci fied in the contract. It was stated in Tux Tbidunx yesterday that the Police Commissioners are contemplating the removal of Capt. Charles French for inefficiency. A reporter of tho Fort interviewed Mr. Washburn on the subject yesterday, and that officer confirmed the statement. While Mr. Washburn desires it to be distinctly under stood that he holds himself individually responsible for all police matters in the city, he admitted that the non-fulfillment of bis orders by the Police Captains rendered them partially nugatory. He will not spare the gamblers and procurers, however, even though his subordinates fail to co-operate with him. While he assumes the responsibility, ho will have im plicit obedience ion their part, or will call for their removal. The citizens heartily approve of Mr. Washburn’s-course so far, and so . long as he continues it he will obtain an the backing he wants. Lot him fire away, and remove the inefficient officers, and clean out tho gamblers and other sinners of the McLaughlin stamp. There is plenty of work before him. • Frauds Yonder, a negro barber, was arraigned bo fore Justice Scully yesterday on tbo charge of assault with Intent to kill. The complainant was an Italian apple-vender named John Oaeto. Jealousy was the cause of the disturbance. Both had been smitten by the attractions of a young countrywoman of Gaeto’s named Jane Celia, who la also a fruit-peddler. It ap pears that she evinced a dedded preference for the colored man, and had promised to marry him. Gacto informed the girl’s father, and tho latter attempted to break off tho match, but was unsuccess ful. The rejected suitor then came to the determina tion to got rid of his colored rival himself. Early yes terday morning they accidentally met in front of No. 225 West Ton Boren street. An angry discussion Immediately arose, which resulted in Gaeto striking Yonder with his fiat. The latter then drew a revolver and blazed away at his opponent, who thereupon yelled with sufficient vigor to attract several policemen and a large crowd of citizens. Ho protested that be was dan gerously wounded, but an examination disclosed the fact that his pantaloons were the only sufferers. Yon der was arrested, and held for trial in bail of s7oo* Firemen't. Dr. D. 8. Smith returned on Saturday from an «• tended Southern tour. 0. P. Lindley, New York, is at the Matte*on House, A. K. Josselyn, New York, Is at the Gardner House, E, W. Keyes, of Wisconsin, is at the Sherman House, Chauncey T. Bowen retained from Montreal yeaten* day. Col. W.H. Peoples, Philadelphia, la at the Mattesoa House. L..S. Slockwoll, of New York, is at the Sherman House. Capt. E, F. Littlefield, Wlnterport, Maine, is at the Matteaon House. Gen. George B. Smith, of ‘Wisconsin, Is at the Sher man House. Alfred Joel, sgent of the Italian Opera Troupe, is al the Gardner House. Gen. H. C. Hobart and wife, Washington, are at the Gault House. L. S. Dixon, Chief Justice of the.'Wlsconsin Supreme Court, is at the Sherman House. The Hon. Jnllua Freiburg and lady, of Cincinnati ere spending a Mr. Charles Schwab, at his residence, Ko" 618 Michi gan avenue. The funeral of tho unfortunate gentleman, A. De- Belloy, will take place from his late residence, Jfo. 703 West Washington street, at 2 o'clock this afternoon. <4 BiDy” Murray, a whole-souled member of the Board of Trade, yesterday Increased the fund for the relief of the family of poor Do Belloy by the addition of a hundred dollar bill. Among the arrivals at the Gardner House yesterday were the following: 8. W. Davis, Dayton ;L, S. Nyo and family, Denver; John Anderson, Quebec; Georgs Trull, New York ; J. G. Knight, Cincinnati; E. J. Denison and wife. New Boston, HL Among the arrivals at the Tremont House yesterday were tho following: George A. Neeves, Grand Rapids ;J. Joy, Detroit; J, P. Patterson, Indianapolis; E. L. Davison, Springfield, Ky.; D. F. Seymour, Hart ford ; George H. Bates, New York. A lawyer named W. G. Butler, yesterday commenced, In the Circuit Court, an action of trespass in tho caco against Wilbur F. Storey, oa account of the publication in the Tinea of an alleged libel. The damages are laid at $50,000. Mrs. James A. Oates, the popular comedienne and singer, who has always been a favorite in Chicago, will appear in opera bouffe, at Aiken’s Theatre, for one week, commencing on tho 6th of May. She will be supported by a company of considerable reputation* Among tho arrivals at tho Gault House yesterday were the following; J. K. Armsby, New York; A, H. Cronkhito. Davenport; William Willard, Lake Supe rior ; W. T. Caldwell, Boston : O. H. Kellogg, F. W. Lyman, Milwaukee; Paul Lahmann, Toledo ;H. S. Durand, Racine. Mr. Ben Skinner, one of the former proprietors of the Briggs House, and an old. and favorably known hotel manager, yesterday purchased the West Side Briggs House from Messrs. Wentworth & Wool worth, to whom ho sold out about three years ago. Several Important improvements will bo made In the estab lishment under his direction. Among tlio Arrivals at tho Sherman House yesterday ■were the following; John Moat, Montreal; Julius Froyhan, Louisiana; E, B. Butterfield, Detroit; John Hock, New York; Jacob Beeee, Pittsburgh; Frank Turner, Toronto; B. A, Donaldson, Sacramento; W. H. Smith and family, Virginia City; F. F. Scanhn, Boston; C. W. Potter, Milwaukee. Luther B. Johnson, a child 3# years old, disap peared most mysteriously from his parents' house, No, 0 Bryan, place, at 11 o'clock yesterday forenoon.' Ho speaks plainly, and has red hair and blue eyes. He wore a checked dress, trimmed, with black, and •* black water-proof hood and capo. Any information concerning him should be sent to his father, James N. Johnson, at the above address. Mr. D. L, Moody has been made the recipient of a gold watch by his admiring friends, previous to hi* de parture for Europe, This may have been a delicate hint on the subject of long sermons. It may be in tended to remind him in distant lands of the noon prayer meeting. A member of the Tabernacle Churcn says it is intended to represent one-half of the com mand, “Watch and pray," Mr. Moody baling exten sively supplied the balance of tho text, not of me watch.. Yesterday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. John Bactas, of 667 Wabash avenue, who are about to leave theatr » reside in Rockford, entertained their friends at a fare well banquet, and were agreeably surprised when m Bcv.Dr. McKown, of the Wabash Avenue MetbodU* Church, In behalf of tho guests, presented Hr. Bicxa and lady with a service of plate made for me and. In doing so, expressed tho heartiest wishes forme welfare of Mr. B. and wife. After the speeches there was some choice music, ‘vocal and Messrs. Pithcrs, Farewell, Breasted, and Djojm contrm* rifting largely to the general enjoyment. ForoignJlarkets* XinßPOot, April 25-11 a. m.-Flour, 27 ter wheat, 12a 2d; apriuff, 11F (312 a2d ’ white, 11a 8d@lla10d; dub, llalod@l2s 2d. C9O, 27b 90. ■ Pork, 67a 64 lard, 12a. Liverpool, April 20—2 p. m.—Breadstuff* changed. Lard. 41s 9d. ronq of London, April 26—5 p. m,—Consols, 03ft • '65,91K1 5-203 of ’67,03ft; 10-403,80 ft; new 6a, » Erie, 60K- • Fbakstobt, April 26,—5-20aof ’62, BS,i. Litobtoox, April 25.—Cotton dull, middling land, 9*d; Orleans, 9J£d. Seles 10,000 bales, Ameri can' 6,000: speculation and export, 2,000- . oa Brcadetuffa quiet; red winter wheat, plonr, 27a Od. Com, 27s 9d. . ga. Lard, 41a 94 Cheese, 68« 64 CtuahcrlslKU. 81, Short ribs, 40s. THE CITY IN BRIEF. PERSONAL,

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