Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 30, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 30, 1873 Page 4
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4 TERMS OF THE TRIBUNE, TXIIMB OF BUDBOniPTIOX (PATATU-E IN AOTAKOR). Parte of a yoar nt tho tiimo rate. To prevent delay ami mistakes, lie bum and give Post Office address In full, Including Hint® and County, _ . Remittance* may bo made either by draft, express, Post Office order, ov in registered lotion, at mir risk. _ Vienna to oirr uuuapniuEnß. Dally, delivered, Sunday exceptoij. So cent* per week. Dalu’. delivered. Sunday Included, no cent* per wook. iSSrSI. Till! TBIHiAiK COMPANY. Comer Madison and Dearbormsti., Chicago, ill. TO-DAY’S AMUSEMENTS. IIOOLICY’S OPERA HOUSE-Ranrtolph street, be tween Olark and LaUnllo-st. "Frou I'rou." Afternoon and evening. M’VIOKER’fI THEATRE—MadUon street, between State and Dearborn. Engagement of Mr. Mark Smith. .** One Hundred Years Old." AIKEN’S THEATRE— I Wabash avonne, corner of Con gross street. " Undo Tom’* Cabin." Mn. G. 0. How ard as "Topsy." Afternoon ami evening. ACADEMY 07 MUSIO llalstod street, south of Madison. Engagement of Llttlo Noll. "Fidelia, tbo Flre-Walf." Afternoon ami evening. GLOBE THEATRE—Dosplalnoa street, between Mad!* •on and Washington. Engagement of Miss Lottie Es telle. ‘ ‘ White Eagle, or the Modoc War." Afternoon and evening. MYERS’ OPERA HOUSE—Monroe street, between State and Dearborn. Arlington, Cotton A Kemble’s Minstrel and Burlesque Troupe. “The Modoe Ques tion." "Quiet Lodgings." NIXON'S AMPHITHEATRE—CIinton street, be tween Randolph and Washington. McKee A Rogers 1 Vaudeville Combination. Afternoon and evening. BUSINESS NOTICES. GOVERNMENT ARTIFICIAL LIMB MANUFAO* tory. . DR. J. E. GARDNER, corner Btztoontb>st., •nd Wabash av., la tho only one Iti Chicago authorised by tbo Govommont to furnish aoldlore artificial limbs and apparatus. BATCHELOR’S HAIR DYE. THIS SPLENDID balrdye Is tho best in the world. The only truo and per fect dyo. Harmless, reliable, eud Instantaneous; no disap pointment : no ridiculous tints or unpleasant odor. Reme dies tho ill effects of bad dyes and washes. Produces Im mediately a superb black nr natural brown, and loavos too tinlr clean, soft, and beautiful. Tho genuine, signed W. A. Batchelor. Sold by all druggists. CHARLES bATUHELOH, Proprietor, N. Y. DISEASES OF ALE KINDS ARE USUALLY MORE pmalent during tho spring mouths than any otbor nor* (iion of tho year. Therefore, ovary precaution should bo adopted to koou the body in u healthy condition. Among (ho annoying disorder* prevalent at the present tlmo, Which usually trtmblo peraonsof a stout habit more than ? then, nuuo 1* moro common or moro disagreeable than ho sick heartache, It {a usually tbo result of some India* S ration in o&Ung or drinking. Women, being moro so* jntery in tbolruablU than men, aro frequent sufferers tof this malady. This pain and boavlneaa of tbo head la usually foil In tho morning, on arising, and frequently continue* daring tho day. As Boon aa tbo patient foolai tho inllnoia in tho head and pain lu tho templos n doto of Bohonck a Mandrake Pills should bo taken, and in a abort tlmo tho aulioror will foeln* well as over. This has boon triad by thousands, and, Instead of the Blok hoadachn coming on ©very week or ton days, thoy aro not troubled with it onoo In tbreo months. Sphenck's Mandrake Pills aro composed of a number of i roots, beside Podnphyllln or ooucontrated Mandrake, all ol which tend to relax tli.i vcorutiuna of tho llror, and act snore promptly than blue or moroury, and without leaving any dangerous oli.:u„j. They ozpol worms, mucus, bilo, and oil morbid mattoi from tho system. • Prepared by „ J. 11. 80HRN0K A BON, N. h. corner Sixth utul Arcli-Mfl., Philadelphia, For galo by nil Druiygltla and Doalors. Mkt itfibmie. Wednesday Morning, April 30, 1873, Navigation on tho St. Lawrouco la open as far as Montreal. Tho Geneva police havo arrested Bon Carlos* Chamberlain, whom they caught as ho was leaving for Spain, with a howitzer stowed away in his baggage. Both Houses of tho State Legislature havo decided to leave tho settlement of their differ ences with regard to tho Compromise Railroad bill to a conference committee. Of tho delegates who havo assembled at Princeton to attend tho Judicial Convention to day, 69 are shown, by a preliminary canvass, to bo in fayor of Judge Lawrence; 51 against him. From Carlisfc sources nows comes of a Carlist victory at Vera, whore 1,400 Republicans were defeated by 700 Genista. Although tho battle lasted all day, and ended in a complete rout, tho loss of tho defeated was only 80 killed and wounded. Nearly every Western State and Territory is said to havo boon represented in tho crowd which watched tho opening of the bids for In dian supplies in New York yesterday. Tho amount of offered roaches $50,000,000. It took thrro hours and a half to open the bids, aud to award the contracts will bo a work of several days. Tho prices brought at tho sale of the old desks and chairs of tho Houso of Representatives at Washington, yesterday, show that those relics of our late Congressmen woro valued chiefly as sooond-band furniture, and nob as mementoes of ability or patriotism. Tho average prices ob tained woro ono-sixth tho original cost. Thad deus Stovons 1 chair was not put up for sale, to tho disappointment of many who had attended the auction in tho hope of scouring it. Tho chair which had been used by all tho Speakers of tho House np to tho tlmo of Speaker Penning ton sold for SOO. The Chicago produce markets woro fairly ac tive yesterday, but generally lower, owing to tho finer weather. Moss pork was in fair demand and 10@15o per brl higher, closing at $17.60@ 17.70 cash, aud $16.15 seller Juno. Lard was weak, and 15@200 por 100 lbs lower, closing stronger at $9.0009.05 cash, and $9.25@9.30 flollor Juno. Moats woro dull, and por lb lower, at G>£@C%a for shoulders, S%@S%o for short ribs, BJ£@9o for short clear, and tfor swoet-pioklod hams. Ilighwinos woro quiofc and steady at 87c por gallon, Lako freights woro dull and easier at 170 for corn to Kingston. Flour was steady and inoro active. Wheat was active, and lower, closing at cash, and $1.27K aellor Juno. Cora was less active, aud %c lower, closing at 37@ cash, and 400 seller Juno. Oats woro active, and lower, closing at cash,, nnd seller Juno. Ryo wus quiet and firm nt 09>£@70c. Bavloy was inactive, and nominal ly firm at 780 for good No. 2. Tho graln In store in this city on Saturday evening last is reported na 2,019,448 buwhoat, 6,713.311 bucom, 1,725,734 bu oats, 289,981 bu rye, aud 177,877 bu barley. Hogs woro quiot at 10a decline, with soles chiefly at $5.25@5.C0. Tho supply 0 f cnttlo was ex cessive, and tho bettor grades sold at 25@360 decline. Shoop wore inactive. William Charles Mncroady, whoso death is an nounced at tho advanced ogo of 80, was the sou of a successful theatrical manager, who desired that his eon should follow ouo of tho liberal pro fessions. Just os young Mooroady was about to enter Oxford, his father’s affairs became hope lessly involved, and ho was forced to abandon his university course. 11 0 mado his first ap pearance as .Romeo at Birmingham io 1810, His first appearance In London was ( os Orestes, In "The Distressed Mother.” when ho was only 23 years old. Edmund Kean made ono of the oudlonoo who hailed him with hearty ap plause. Ills rivals for popular favor wore no tors like Kean, Kemble, and Young, but he rose steadily In popular favor till he ranked as ono of tho finest of Shakspearean delineators. As a puoMWi Mwrcady vru not pecuniarily success- fill, and lost largo sums in attempting to elevate tho diameter of dramatic amusements. His first visit to this country was in 1820. On a subse quent visit, in 1810, occurred tho desperate riot at tho Afltor riaoo-Oporo House In Now York, when ho was attacked by a mob of tho friends of Edwin Forrest, and compelled to fly for life, Tho military wore called out to suppress tho dis turbance, which continued until they fired on tho crowd, killing twenty-two men and seriously wounding thirty others. Macroady loft tho stage In 1861 with a handsome fortune, and has since occupied his time with schemes for tho education of tho poorer classes. It Is to bo feared that tho Modocs havo de termined to oxtormlnato our troops. So far at least os the policy of extermination has boon pursued, they have boon tbo exterminators; our bravo soldiers tho exterminated. Satur day last, two companies of artillery and a company of infantry wore marched, more like sheep to tho shambles than soldiers to battle, into a tangled labyrinth of crevices and caves on the southern odgo of tho Lava-Bods, only to find themselves too late surrounded by an ambuscade which poured a fatal and ceaseless fire upon them from invisible loopholes and from in accessible retreats. Escape was impossible. They sought shelter in tho hollows and crovicos, whoro they wore butchered ot leisure by tho savages, many of whom woro armed with two or three rifles apiece, with which they kept up an unending fire from their unseen holes. 80-; inforcomonts woro sent from tho camp, hut had to rotum without effecting a junction with the doomed party. For two days tho men lay In tho cavities, trying, in the heroic words of their Captain, u to fight aud die like men and soldiers, 11 but utterly helpless either ■to defend themselves or reach their foe. On Monday morning they woro roscuod ; 22 dead, scalped aud disfigured beyond recognition, and 18 wounded, woro brought back to camp, and 5 aro still missing. Four Modocs are re ported killed. NEW PARTIES AND PROTECTION. Tho Now York Tnbuno assorts that tho timo for forming a now party is not auspicious, and especially it is not doairablo to.havo a party op posed to a protective tariff. It says: Wo con understand, of course, tho necessity n party organ feels for a party, and tho necessity of a parly for some sort of distinctive principle; hut wo submit that even if tbo#condUlon of tho country and tho imperative demands of the revenue did not at this moment make tho question of free trade an impracticable abstrac tion, tho finality to which tho party Itself consented, under tho sanctity of a national platform, should for bid ita taking It up as an issue. • Tho suggestion that thcro is anything in tho condition of tho country and tho Imperative de- mands of tho revenue that makes free trade, as it is understood in this country, an impracticable abstraction, is not warranted by tho facts. Tho abolition of duties on all imports is ono thing, while a tariff for rovonuo purposes is another. Groat Britain may ho considered as having a free trade policy, and, as opposed to tho theory of protection, it is precisely tho free trade policy needed in this country. Wo repeat that there is nothing in tho condition of tho country that renders such a. tariff impracticable; on tho con trary, there Is everything to commend it os tho ono thing needed to make tho industry of tho peo ple remunerative. Wo labor under tho oppress- Ivo evils of a depreciated currency and fictitious values. Tho Commissioner of tho Conans, in ar ranging bis tables of industry and comparing tho results with tho results of former years, points out tbo difference between the real and tho seem ing values of to-day. Tbo tables comprise tho twelve months ending Juno 1, 1870, and they show that tho gross value of all articles manu factured in tho United States was 84,232,025,412, —an increase since 18G0 of 108 per cent. Upon this point tho Commissioner says: After much thought and extensive inquiry on the subject, and the application of numerous testa, tho Superintendent is disposed to regard 58 per cent no a Just statement of the Increase iu price for all classes of mechanical and manufacturing productions, be tween 1800 aud 1870 ; that la, that manufactured arti cle* of the eamo quality—averaging all branches of production—which would havo boon $1,000,000,000 iu 1800, would have been worth $1,580,000,000 In 1870. This would leave tho increase of manufacturing pro duction in tho ton years to bo represented by 52 per cent. From this It will bo soon that, during tho ton years ending 1870, tho actual increase in tho national industry was but 62 por cent; tho other 50 per cOnt is tho difference between tho real ond tho Booming,—between what wo aro actually making and what wo appear to bo making. Under tho combined effects of a depreciated currency and a protective tariff, tho business which appears on tho books is largely fictitious, as opposed to actual values. Tho man who rated tho weekly wages of his laborer at tho current cost of a barrel of flour dealt justly to tho labor er, and conducted his business upon a roal value* Tho man who manufactures 100,000 pounds of wool does not havo his business increased by an increase in tho coat of tho wool, and a con sequent increase in tho cost of tho manufactured goods; hut an increase of tho amount of wool converted into oloth is an actual increase of pro duction. Tho protective tariff has for its object an artificial Increase of prices} it Increases tho cost, and therefore chocks tho increase of pro duction. It diminishes tho purchasing or ex changeable value of labor, and reduces consump- tiou. Tho protective tax follows tho commodity in all its future manifestations. It la attondod by a further Increase in tho Incidence of taxa tion. It requires more money to import a given quantity of goods; and tho profits on tho enlarged capital act as an increase of tax upon tho things imported. Tho coot of materials in all tho manufactures of tho United States has boon greatly advanced by tho tariff, without any increase of tho actual value of tho things produced. This fictitious cost is substantially a tax which has to he paid out of those productions which, from their na ture, aro not protected, but which must continue to ho sold at their real value, aud, of course, can only ho exchanged at a great loss in tho amount of return commodities. Tho value of corn is measured, uot so much by tho pries it briugs in dollars and cents as in the amount of other commodities it will purchase per bushel. Any legislation which adds to tho prico of iron, or other manufactured goods, practically con fiscates tho oom needed to pay tho difference. Another fallacy is that protection increases tho revenue. This Is demonstrated by tho British tariff, whore tho whole range of manufactured goods oro admitted free of duty, and rovouuo is collected from a fow articles only. None of tho duties levied by the British tariff aro protootlvo, and the whole taxis paid Into tho Treasury. Our tariff Is so as to levy tho greatest ♦amount of tax to produce tho least propor tion thereof in revenue. Wo have gone so far os ■ to repeal tho duties that were purely for revenue. Wo aupfooo tboi« U do question (bat THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1873, tho American tariff could ho limited to loss than thirty lending articles, and yet produce all tho rovonup that is needed. But wo tax many hundreds of articles, tho very object of tho tax In many cases being to repel revenue therefrom. If ovorthoro was an occasion for a new party to accomplish tho roeouo of the stricken Indus try of tho country from tho abuses which aro destroying it, It is furnished by tho tariff } cer tainly, any now party proposing to reform exist ing abuses, that shall Ignore this question of protection, and propose to leave it untouched, can hardly claim to bo acting fairly to wards tho country, nor can It hon estly claim to bo a. Boform party. We know tlioro oro many other abuses that need reforming ; wo know that tho hand of purification Is prosulngly needed; that corrup tion pervades all deportments of tho Govern ment, and that dishonesty is fast becoming a badgo of ofllco. But there la no kind of abuso under tho Govommont that Is not duo largely to tho principle of protection, which is nothing loss than licensed robbery. It is vain to talk of re forming any branch of tho Government, and at tho same time uphold and maintain as a princi ple that It Is not only right for Congress to levy taxes for any purposes other than needed rovo nno, hut that it is tho duty of Congress to impose taxes upon tho country as special bounties to certain classes, In order that their special business may yield profits which It other wise would not. That the law may tax A and D Is conceded, bat tho law cannot take tho property of A and giro It to By and protection stripped of all its shams moans this and nothing also. * Thoro mayor may not bo a now party; but any now party that shall not mako tbo ropoal of all pro tective taxes a cardinal point in Us policy will bo, as It ought tobo, unsuccessful, ovon as against other parties notoriously corrupt. A Reform party, to dosorvo public confidence, must havo clean hands, and no private comtracts with iniquity. Tlio Common Council ou Moud&y night re pented tlio operation of postponing tho passage of tho ordinance granting tho right of way, upon certain conditions, to tho Chicago & St. Paul Railway Company through certain streets of tho city. Tho reasons urged for this noa-actiou wore sublimely impudent. In tho first place, Aid. Kohoo declared that tho Company had not Bottled with him concerning cortoin property bought of him, and ho opposed the passage of tho ordinance until his bill had beau satisfied, Tho report of tho proceedings contains tho fol lowing : Aid. Longacbcr favored delay, (o allow injured land holders a chance to bring in amendments. Aid. Carney favored i»oßtpoucmeut. No conscientious Alderman would vote to take uwoy the personal rights of any member of tho Council, Ostensibly to give Aid. Kohoo an opportunity to receive whatever his demand may bo against tho Company, tho ordinance was again post poned. Tho prolonso, however, is entirely too weak. It is understood that tho Railroad Com pany refuses to employ any person to soouro tho passage of tho ordinance; in other words, re fuses to submit to a levy, and the majority of tho Council, by their action, leave themselves open to tho suspicion that they sympathize with thoso who insist that tho Company shall contribute to tho corruption fund. It is to bo hoped that tho Railway Company will remain Ann, and refuse to givo ono dollar to any person for tho passage Of tho ordinance. There is a question of principle involved which may as well bo settled now os at any other time, and that is, whether legislation by tho Common Council shall ho bought and sold, or shall bo based upon public interests. This ordinance seems to havo boon selected as a test of tho power to compel the payment of blackmail, and tho timo has now come when thoro should ho n fair and square voto, by which tho publio may know on which side of tho question Aldermen stand. A merchant of this city informs us that during the last year his firm has received goods from London and Liverpool, and from Italian and French ports on tho Mediterranean, receiving them here by way of Now Orleans and Montreal, nt loss freights, laid down iu Chicago, than it would have had to pay for bringing thorn boro from Now York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Tho win ter rate from Now York to Chicago on this class of goods is $1.25 per 100 lbs, and tho spring rato is $1 por 100} while tho freight from Marseilles and othorEuropoanports to Now Orleans is from $5.50 to $C per ton, and from Now Orleans to Chicago 50 cents por 100 lbs, making for tho through dis tance about 80 cents por 100, If any person has any doubt as to tho importance of opening tho St. Lawrouoo River to direct trado with Montreal, wo commend thoso facts to thorn. Even as it is, wo can import from Europo every variety of goods, by way of Montreal, aud havo thorn delivered In warehouses in this city at from 20 to 00 per cent loss for freight than tho cost of bringing them from Now York to this city. Of necessity, shipments honco by tho eamo routo will result in a like economy of cost for trans portation. Thoro is no good reason that con bo urged why tbo West should pay this excessive tax on transportation, and tho enlargement of tho St. Lawreuco routo should bo encouraged by tbo immediate increase of our trado by tho way of Montreal. Two extremely interesting statements have re cently boon mado,- relative to tUo battles Of Corinth and Gettysburg, which throw some now light upon those sanguinary contests. Tho first Is contained in a letter written by Qon. Earl Van Dorn, on tho 15th of October, 1802, eleven days after Ids repulse by Boscorans, in tho attaok on Corinth, which was recently published for tho first timo In a Southern newspaper* In this letter (written to Col. E. 11. Yorgor), Qon. Van Dorn acknowledges his ignorance of tho inner lino of fortifications around Corinth, which were constructed hut a fow days before tho attack, and which ho hod roachod after tho first day’s fight, and failed to carry tho next morning. Tho second statement, which is a very extraordinary ono, attributes treachery to Qon, Longslroot at Gettysburg. Tho statement is made by Brig.-Gou. Pendleton, lato Chief of Artillery of * tho Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, upon tho authority of Gon. Loo himself. Gen. Pendleton is now pastor of tho Episcopal Church at Lexington, aud is lecturing through tho South for the pur pose of raising funds to build a tomb to tho memory of Gon. Loo. In tho course of ono of thoso lectures ho stated that, to his personal knowledge, derived from Loo’s own lips, “ Loug atroot hod, tho night before tho battle, received from Qon. Leo in person orders to advance at tho dawn of tho next morning; that ho (Gen. Pendleton) had mado a reconnaissance in person, and declared to Gen. Loo tho perfect practica bility of Immodlato assault upon tho thou unpre pared enemy; how ho had waited impatiently tiU 12 o'clock I how Longstroet at that hour redo up to his sldo and sat upon hiohorso, usoloss aud Inactive, until 4 o'clock p, m.; then, whoa tho head of his column did go in, Ida soldlora woro futllo against tho now massed and concentrated ouomyi and still Bobort 33. Loo (Gen. Fondlo ton said) refused to lay tho blamo upon tbo shoulders of tbo man who had fought so often and so wall for him," As might bo expected, tho statement Is creating a furor of oxollomont lu tho South. NOTES AND OPINION. Tho official canvass of tho votes lu Connecticut April 7, shows that tho people mode up their tickets with groat freedom, If not with discrimi nation. Thoro la a Democratic plurality of 0,814 for Governor, a Democratic plurality of 2,075 in tho vote by districts for Stato Sonotors, and a Bopubllcan plurality of 1,760 for Congressmen. Tho Democrats carry throe of tho four Congressional districts on tho Governor vote, and tho Bopubllcans oloot In two of throo districts, Messrs. Hawley and Kellogg, who won support by tho earnestness with which, on tho stump, thoy denounced tho Administration. A majority vote being required to oloot tbo Stato officers, tbo Democrats havo, on their ontlro ticket, absolute majorities oa fol lows i Governor, 8,237; Lieutenant Governor, 1,402; Secretary of Stato, 2,404; Treasurer, 12 ; Comptroller, 1,040, Tho tomporanco voto was 2,641, and was not traded off with anybody. —Tho Texas Legislature has effectually abol ished tho State Police, which had become on engine of tyranny in tho hands of Gov. Davis. —Tho City of Memphis invested $1,600,000 In tho Memphis & Little Book Bailroad, or at tho rate of $11,460 per mile for 131 miles; and, now mat tho railroad Is completed, the city's Iniorooi has boon sunk out of sight, but not out of re membrance. Tho Avalanche, howovor, bravely says: .Every dollar advanced by Memphis baa boon annl hllatcd, but annihilation can bo forgotten tn tho fael that tho eutorprlao hoe boon completed. —Aa at Woahiugton, Doa Moines, Lanelng, Bt. Paul, do., do., ao also at Columbua, tho administration of public truata In tho interest of “party 1 * ia realizing a common inheritance of abatuo. Tho Cincinnati Enquirer aaya i Wo confess that wo are greatly astoulßhcd at tho alarming expose which has boon made by Mr. Saylor, a Republican State Senator from tho Problo District, In regard to tho financial condition of Ohio. It would really appear that tho Republican Administration of our State Government has been as corrupt and rotten os their confreres at Washington, Tho fact that $1,500 - 000 of debt will fall duo In a short time, and that there pro no moans to meet It In tho Slate Treasury—that thort was a deficit of $500,000 last year, nud that to cancel tho deficit tho money wo want now to pay the bonds, and which had been sot apart for that pur* pose, was fraudulently used to defray present ox- Sondltnroa— are not pleasant to dwell upon. In thus Ivcrtlng tho sinking fund from Its purposes, the State officers have boon guilty of a dereliction and shameful violation of tho State Constitution, which they had sworn to support, and for which they richly deserve to Iw punished. A change of Administration, which. If the people are wise, they will make this fall, will let In a flood of light upon tho whys and wherefores of these transactions. Tho State taxes are high enough, as every one knows, Tho estimates have boon largo nud liberal. How can there bo those largo and extraor dinary deficits unless there Is some huge stealing going on? Tho concealment Is one of tho worst fea tures In tho Iranuaotlou. The Republican managers and State officers have not dared to levy more taxes, for that would Invite tho Inquiry why It was necessary, and then tho Slate would have gone Democratic, Tho Republicans have had tho administrative direction of affairs for eighteen years, and tho Legislative ascen dancy nearly all of that time. During this long reten tion of power they have become careless, prodigal, and corrupt. ° ’ —fbo following Interesting Intelligence ia fnrmnhetl by a recent number of tho Bouton Atf verliser : Oiir special correspondent In Washington telegraphs us that Investigations In progress at the Treasury Do partment have shown that evidence of extensive frauds on tho Government by a prominent and wealthy Boston firm, who, during tho war, muuufuc tured clothing In that city and Now York has been suppressed and action suspended through tho influ ence of a member of Congress and one or two other officials. False returns to tho Revenue Department are stated to have been tho character of tho frauds Who to tills Influential member of Congress ? Is it Bou Butler, tho future Governor of tho Commonwealth of Massachusetts ?—JVew York Sun. r —Tho rather startling failure of tho Atlautio National Baulc in Now York is but a fresh illus tration of tho fashionable madness for speculat ing with trust funds. Yet men have mado fortunes and added to their honors by a like course. It Is known to bo not uncommon for tho financial agents of tho public, or of cor porations, to speculate with the funds com mitted to their guardianship. If successful, they rise from indigence or more competency to honored afllucnco; if unsuccessful, they and their families are covered with shame, what is plainer than that every possible preventive should bo applied to such an evil ?— St. Louis Olobe. —la it not about time to set some protty eovoro examples in tills lino? Tlio defaulting business, especially in Now York, ia making so much headway that publio confidence is in danger of being undermined. AVo suppose wo do not hoar of one in five of the defalcations that actually occur.—Cincinnati Gazelle. —Samuel Shollaborgor. of Ohio, ox-Congross man and recently appointed member of the Civil Service Board, has gained a great deal of credit under the supposition that ho had refused to accent any of the back-pay. There is some rea son to believe, however, that the encomiums ho has received have been unmerited. At least tho Springfield Transcript, published at tho place of his residence, charges that ho has drawn his back-pay and invested it in tho stock of a Na tionalßauk of that city. The Transcript invites Mr. Shollabargcr to a denial of its statement. A word from him now ia in order.— Detroit Free Frcss. —A good many orthodox party organs here abouts havo discovered that it Ib an “ imperti nence ” for a publio Journal to aak publio ser vants what thoy have douo or Intend to do with stolon public money. On that question, tho ifa puhhcan is content to go to tho pooplo without argument. Tho ourioua feature of tho business is, that some of thoso organs woro among tho first and loudest lu denouncing Butler’s salary grab bill as a shameless robbery. Organic ethics aro so peculiar as to bo not a llttlo puzzling at timoa. —Springfield (Mass.) JiepuWcan, —Lot one moro article bo added to tho Con stitution, lot it ho brief, bold, and brazen, lot it bo in thoso words, “ On the Make." and then lot it ho enforced by appropriate legislation. Thla will harmonize any little conflict that many now believe to exist between tho theory of. our Gov ernment and tho practices of thoso who carry it on. —letuars (Iowa) Sentinel. —Tho Now York Times proudly says that “it was a Republican Committee, demanded by a Republican Speaker of the House, that unearthed tho Credit Mobilior scandals." Tho Times might as truly boast that tho guilty members woro Republicans, and that Republican politician Houses refused to punish them. What's tho use of making two bitoa at a ohorry ?— £l. Louis Lis pubhean. —About na auro a elgn of tbo diahonealy of a public mow aa wo have noticed, is a habit of rail ing at “ indonondout Journalism." Tbo editor of tho Waoblugtou Chronicle ia a oaao iu point. Ho is alwaya making a fuaa about tbo nowapaporo not owned by tbo people who got tboir living out of politics. Ho ie tbo man Harlan, who was mortgaged to a railroad when bo was elected to tbo Senate.— Cincinnati Commercial. J'weDanora arp bodimiucr tolmurhat tho exploits of tiro United States forces in tbo Modoc war. Tide la wbat our fathom used to sing about tbo heroes who bunted the Indiana out of tbo Florida swamps t 11 Hurrah for our lads of tho sabre and trigger, No heroes on record wero braver or bigger; In hiatory'fl pages they'll make a great figure— They've captured one Indian, two squaws, and a nig ger." —Charles Franola Adaraa omioualv mlsaotl Baying juut wbat caused tbo defeat of Howard at Chicago, iu ItitiO, and eventually tbo nomination of Lincoln. Horace Greeley did that. Mr. Ad ame might bavo added that tbo management of tbo friends of. Lincoln iu tbo Convention was not au effective for him aa that of Seward's friends. The Seward crowd from Now York somehow made a very bad impression upon Western republicans, and helped Lincoln through. Tbo fact Is, republicans out West

wore troubled along about those times with a groat deal of conscience, and they did not liko the appearance of Tom Hyor at the bead of a company of roughs: and tbo freedom with which money, aud whisky, and champagne wero used at tbo Seward headquarters, was disgusting to moral people,—Omcbmnfl CommwclaJ. Utah Koine* Balt Lake, April 29.—Tho cuso of Jonuo vs. Dr. Anderson, alleged malpractice case, bos boon on trial before Chief Justice McKean aud Jury for the lust twelve days, Counsel waived all objections to tho Jury. Plaintiff claimed |60,000 for malpractice, The Jury to-day rendered a verdict for defendant. The Court has keen in session nearly two months. During tho term the case of Brigham Young vs. Char lotte Arthur was called. Defendant's counsel chal lenged the Jury on tho ground that they were not luaUrOwm wr Uio Judge, >u4 «u tbo ground that McOaUiater, tho Monnon Marshal. la not fc.S oor -, Itaow.VouDg"<™S.i cSn! In Iho cftno of Hart Vfl. nogorn, oz-Dlatrloi Attorney arffijo. Bfttw. for defendant, challenged tho Jury on th ® B .t mo R roum '* 8,,0w oonfoMcd the challenge. Many other cnoca wont off In tlio name why tha Softi rk «n ( ?t? ara,,m i l lll S J‘ ,r y ftnd MArohnl fo holN o&r„^v“ro^;°,’s &gc?l tioiy! ttl ° f crlmilml CRBCB * Tho Jury wm dll- A heavy Buow-alorm has prevailed all day. PRINCETON. Tho Judicial Convention—’.Clio p roß< povtM—A Canvnu of Vot«N« Special Dtopateh to Tht Chicago SVibune. rmNOKTON, 111,, July 20.—Mr, Peters was busy al flay expounding lo lawyers ami all whom It might con cern tho beauty of bis platform. Ho visited moat of •bo lawyers anil ofikors, and canvassed for voles for himself, notwithstanding tbo declaration made tbla afternoon to your reporter that bo bad taken no ateps to secure bis nomination and election, flomo data ago, It now appears, ho also wrote letters lo a number of the lasers of Ibis city, bitterly assailing them for having algncd the call to Judgo Lawrence, and mint* •uob lauguago as loft no doubt of tho warmth of bis feelings, and tbo Intention bo bad In bis mind Eli 1 ? 11 ? 10 # 8 **!? ° mco ln Ms county, which Is tho hot-bod of such discontent as does exist with tbo Hn f/rm °-? OUrt * i I ’^ cra wil 11)0 support of such V n n P ** ln ? uo » c «d by raoio cbln-muolc, but, outside of this county, Mr, Peters has not tbo ghost of a ehow. When tho real leaders of tbo anli-mononoly movement In tbo different comities got together boro Ho , m ? . I,lc i? ma y bo R lveu of «holr probable action. Tbo fact Is. there Is nobody but Mr. Peters lo fuss about this business, ns yet. When tbo delegates arrive to-morrow and gather together In all their atrouglh of numbers, o different story may bo toldi obscurity otCrß probably Blnl£ back 1010 l*w original -i I»? I)p^rs ft} 1 1 tbo meeting of to-night was brought auout iti tbo following manner: Mr. Peters was lobby ing and canvassing In bis own behalf with so lltllo suc cess that it became apparent something must bo dono to aromo tho lagging Interest, and some ono or other —Mr. Peters himself docs not profosa to know whom— ..’S? n,n foU °wlnu characteristic hand-bill t .. Notiob—Mr, Peters, Esq., will address tbo pcoplo at tho Court-House, this evening, at 7 o'clock, on tbo subject of "The ItallroadMouopoliea,— TheirDaußorous Tendencies; tbo Legislative and Judicial Remedies In Hands of tho Pcoplo, and Tbolr Duty to Attend to Thom. Mr. Potors will present facts and arguments throwing light on some points not generally under stood by tbo pcoplo. Let all who fool nu Interest in thoso questions turn out aud loara tbo law and tbo I have Interviewed several leading lawyers, and they are unanimous In considering tho ro-cloctlon of Judge Lawrence certain. They arc thoroughly ocmmlntod with Mr. rotors, end give him all credit for tho energy with which ho has labored to fan tho flame of discon tent of tho farmers into a breeze that should waft tho good ship Peters Into tho harbor of tho Supremo ourt, but tho success of Mr. Peters they cannot seriously contemplate. If Judge Loland, or Judge Oatou, or Judge Dickey had allowed themselves to be put in nomination, Judge Lawrence would have to fight for It lu some of tho counties: but the firm re fusal of those gentlemen has given the present move ment an unexpected shako. Tho lawyers are not making any movement. They say tho farmers ofo Irritated, and, Uko all men who have certain pot fixed Ideas, are not to bo met with oven tho show of opposition. They do not consider opposi tion necessary. Judge Lawrence Is not working, and It Is only a question of right and wrong with him that ho consents to stand at ail. ills friends are not work ing hero, being satisfied that tho great hotly of farmers, whilst heartily lu earnest In their hostility to railroads, really care, nothing about ousting a Judge whoso rec ord la without blemish. Much more might bo said, but It Is to tho same purpose, and it is useless to re peat It. Peters addressed tho evening mooting In a rambling speech, In which he endeavored to prove that the Supremo Court as now constituted Is antagonistic to tho true interests of tho people, nud that Judge Law rence Is tho moving cause of that antagonism. The following is given, tho latest thing to-night, as tho status of tho delegates: For Judge Lawrence, the county of Henry, 14; Warren, 12, and Mercer, 0. Against—Bureau, 11, and Putnam, 4. Uuinatructed— Peoria, 8 for Lawrence, and 6 against; Knox, 7 for and 0 against; Nowhnll, 6 for ami 9 against; LaSalle, 13 for and-JO against: Stark, 2 for and 4 against; ana Grundy, 0 against. Total, CO for and Cl against. Ma jority, 18. It was stated on good authority that definite letters of declination have been received from Judges Loland and Dickey, and U. A, M. Crago, of Knox County. Several delegates instructed to vote against Judge Lawrence will violate their instructions and vote fur him. SPRINGFIELD. Complaint* Againyt tlio Grading of Chicago Grain Inspectors—Falling lu Canal Receipts—lmportant Decisions from tho State Auditor’s" Office. Special Dispatch to The Chicaao Tribune, Spnwor-XEim, 111,, April 39.—A promiuout member of tho Legislature furnished your correspondent with facto to-day which are important, aa they affect tho prosperity of Chicago. Thoy aro to tho effect that, In consequence of tho present system of tho Inspection of grain, all, or nearly all, tho shipments by canal to Chicago have been suspended. A. Bruco & Co., of Henry, 111., a few days since, shipped three boat-loads of corn to Chicago, which was Inspected and graded as rejected. Somu of tho samo corn,out of tho samo bln was shipped to St. Louis, and graded No. 2. Mr Bruco Intends to rcahlp hla corn from Chicago to St. Louis, and writes his frioud In tho Legislature that ho can do this, and then save three or lour cents a bushel Mr. Bruco has tied up his boats, aud has contracted to shto fifty car-loads of corn by tho Joliet Cut-Off to Toledo, Ohio, and has shipped, via Peoria to tho East, 80,000 bushels of oats, and will continue to so ship while tho inspection of grain in Chicago remains as now. Messrs. Burns & Co., of LaSalle, have shipped by Joliet 8S car-loads. McEwon A Co„ of Seneca, have shipped 80 car-loads over tho same route, Mr. Brown, of Morris, Intends to do tho same thing. These gen tlemen have all tied up their boats, or intend to.' - • Tho tolls on tho canal for this 'month, so far, ore but $4,333.77. For April* last year, they were $13,053.81. It will bo scon that there is great falling off for some causo. These gontloinon ferred to give as a reasofi for their action that, under the present system of inspection lu Chicago, they can not got as much for their produce as In other markets. Matters may improve when tho now law goes into effect, and now grades are fixed by tho Warehouse Commissioners. Dr, Lippincott, Auditor of State, to-day made tho following important decisions concerning tho assess ment of property, Ac., in reply to questions submitted to him by Assessors and others: Shares of capital stock of National Banka should bo assessed tho oamo as other property in this State, at tho fair cost value ■ thereof. If the par value of a sbaro of stock bo SIOO and tho market value thereof sllO orsoo,it should assessed at its market value above or below the par valuo as tho cobo may bo. When the fair cost value of a share of stock Is ascertained, a greater rato of tax cannot be assessed thereon than Is assessed on other moneyed capital or other property in tho same locality. Corn, wheat, outs, or other grain, being property, are therefore taxable whether tho same bom tho hands of (ho producer or dealer. If in the hands of tho producer, such grain should bo listed aud assessed under (ho head of “all other personal property" required to bo listed, being tho thirty-sixth Item of tho schedule ; if iu tho bonds of tho dealer, such property, grain, should bo listed and assessed under tho head of “merchandise on hand, M being tho eighteenth item of tho schedule, in my opinion, tho law, whlchyou hava correctly quoted, Is plain in al lowing ;tho printer 20 cents for each tract, and 10 cents for each lot, regardless os to tho number of either embraced lu ono entry or extension on the books. Tho law rofora to each tract aud each lot In terms so direct, and not tho person or entry, that that printer publishing a delinquent list can require the Collector to pay him in strict accord ance with (ho reading of the law. Statements wore filed and licenses issued by the Sec retary of State to-day to tho American Bureau of Minors, of Chicago, capital, $1,600,000; National Gas and Iron Company, of Chicago, capital, $6,000,000 ! Western Automatic Safely Latch Cover Company, of Chicago, capital, $50,000, and the Gold Heating and Manufacturing Company, of Chicago, capital, $200,000. STATE LEGISLATURES. OHIO. Columbus, April 29.—1n tho House tho vote by which the bill to grndiuto uniatUM ui omeuru or State bcuovolout institutions parsed, was reconsidered. r»« *i.o Oouuio too Appropriation bill wan twice defeated tula afternoon, thin being tho fifth failure to pass tho 1111, tho whole trouble being in tho refusal of the Senate to pnsn tho bill with provisions providing for tho payment of tho Morgan raid elnlmo. Tho Houno bill to eocuro pay to persons performing labor or furnishing materials in constructing railroads, was passed. * NEW YORK. Albany, April 29.—Various ship-owners presented a remonstrance against tho passage of fho bill Increas ing head-money on Juunigiunlu. and alleging that tho advantages to tho State by immigration would Justify tho fltato In assuming tho charge Itself of sick and pauper immigrants. A . L , n , A .?, Y ' A P rll SO.-fu tho Senate tho Local Prohibit on UU was untended so as not to prevent tho sale or giving away of cider or lager beer. Tho mo tlon to insert tho words “or other intoxicating drinks,"was loti. In tho Assembly tho bIU to repeal tho Usury low passed to a third reading. * Tho Congressional Convention to Do JlDuld In St* Loiiiu* Bt. Louis, April 29.—Tbo arrangements for tbo Congressional Convention to moot hero May 13 aro about completed. Tho programme will embrace, tho first cay. welcoming addresses aud convention work j second day, convention in tho morning, and a visit to v arlous places oflnlercst about the city in tho after noon j third day. excursion and banquet on tho river. Mayor Brown will deliver tho welcoming address. Tlio Labor Question* New Yonu, April 20.—Tho Benohmen branch of the Crispins lu tho down-town shops struck to-day. Fif teen of tho forty shops gave tho advance, aud tho men resumed work. Two Hally refused, aud the remainder promise early answers. Xptcial IHtpateh to Thi CMcaao JWfrtms. Youngstown, Ohio, April ao.-Tho coal-miners' ilrlkttow ia ita HmtwuUi week, lUowa iigo* of aa early termination. Many have loft the Union and oono to work at the reduction. At tho Ohurcldilll and Vienna mines,whoro tho Union la now tho weakest and Jr-iiDii”. aro lo avl«R It dally, largo mootings wore called last week to intimidate those who had gone and lending to go. Tho mootings Iwlng a failure. Phi?-?* 1 notlocß wore thickly posted Sunday night nlu R l,lO Uvco and properly of those who had gono to work, if they did notcomo out and follow tho bohost of tho Union. * v ,iJi RVKI ‘ ANI> » °*» A rrll 39.—A Youngstown <Ohlo) dls *®ys a gross outrogo was commltlcd last evening at tho Vienna conl-shafl, about halfamilo oast of Vl enna Centre, on tho house of John Oonnlf. a coal ®* n . op »who has gono into tho bank. Atabouthalf post 10 a number of men attacked his house with !,,°? oa . ftn< * clubs, breaking In tho windows ana doors. and pulling himself and family In great peril from tho missiles. Ono of hla ii r< !i ftr ? rc, l at tho attacking party, and tuoy 11 od, 1 Darkness prevented their being recognized, uonnif was ono of about twenty old minora who wont in on Friday, 110 and others had been threatened with injury If they wont In. Bomo twenty minora who had agreed to go In this mornlugworo deterred by this outrage, and throats wore posted upon tholr gate posts oud houses. WASHINGTON. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune , THE TOBACCO TAX. Washington, April 20.— While tbo last tariff and revenue bill was Id course of preparation, early last year, the Ooinraiaalonor of Internal Revenue sug gested to Congress the advisability of consolidating tbo toxes upon tobacco at a uniform rate of 25 cents per pound, but Congress wont further, and changed the then exciting rates of 10 and 82 cents to a uniform tax of 20 cents per pound. An estimate was afterwards made at tbo Internal Revenue Bureau baaed on this 20 cent role, and It was calculated that a loss In the revenue from tobacco to tbo extent of $3,000,000 per annum would bo the result, but on examination «Jl*°. nl^ tbo . ? urcau °howa that up to this date i tho lft ?f °, f ..H 10 to nlh month In the cur *oa»' V lc off in tbo revenue from this aourco amounts to onlv about $300,000: and tbo Com- Sw.i™ r i 9 °£ Ul ° opfttlontbat notwithstanding tbo 1010 ot taxoo » which amounts to about 2® t reTcnu ® f «>ni tobacco will next year , bo equal to If lt_d_oea not exceed that of former years. J . JVJ unusually largo amount of money was paid ou< by tho Treasury Department to-day on warrant*, ole., and as a consequence thp close of business allowed eomo reduction. At this time the amount of coin on deposit, including coin certificates, la a fraction over seventy-four and a half million dollars. Notwithstand ing tho drafts upon that deposit made during the past few days to enable tho Department to sell gold and P. s y the May Interest of tho Government bonds, it Is V? 1 la again hoard from in regard to the matter, no more now bonds will E \ ,r °P°- About millions have boon sent within about ono month in charge of parties •elected for the purpose from among tho principal Bu reaus of tho Department hero. It is also stated that unless tho Syndicate exhibits greater activity then it has up to thlfl ilrao, it will not bo necessary to send them an additional amount of bonds for several months to come. „ _ CIVIL SERVICE. TholTon.D,D.Eaton, of Now York,bavins accept ed tho appointment ns a member of the Civil Service Commission, tbo only vacancy remaining is the posi tion tendered to tbo Uon. Samuel Sbollobarger. of Ohio, who, it Is understood, will accept it very soon. Directly after ibo reorganization of the Commission, tbo rules prescribed by its predecessor will bo revised, not withstanding assertions to tbo contrary. Tbo revision . .A^? (loul)tudl y embrace tbo provision giving a wider latitude to tho authority of tbo beads of departments in tho selection of tbolr subordinates. NEW Tons CENTRAL TAX. _Tho appointment of Ansossor Latbrop to succeed Bailey, Collector of tbo Albany, N. Y., Internal llovo nuo District, will not interfere with tbo proceedings of tho collection of tho tax which tho Now York Central Kailroad Company has refused to pay. In round numbers, about $40,000 have been collected. Seizures, and sales, and proceed tags will bo continued until tho entire amount claimed by tho Government la recovered. Tbo pcrolstcncy of tho Company refusing to pay, now that tho courts have sustained the Revenue ofllcors, la mysterious to tbo Government. DISTRICT OFFICERS. In accordance with tho suggestion made by tho Governor In hla message yesterday, a bill baa been in troduced In tbo Legislature of Ibis District providing for a general reduction of ofllcors and salaries berm and leaving in tho hands of tho Governor tbo exclusive control of tho appointing power. FESTIVITIES, A grand promenade concert under (ho auspices of tbo Marquis E. DoNoalllcs, Mrs, Gen, Sherman, Mrs Senator Oassorly, and tbo other ladles, belli Catholic and Protectant, for tbo benefit of tho Homo of the Aged, is arranged for tbo evening of tho Otb prox. [To the Associated Pres*,] SALE OP DEBEB IN TIU2HOUBE OF UEpnESENTATTVES Washington, April 29.—Tbo sale of dosha, chairs, and tables of tho House of Representatives look place to*duy in tho prcßopcQ pf several hundred persons. Each chair and desk originally coat SOO. Tbo prices obtained averaged about ouo-slxth of that amount. Upward of eighty members and ox-members of tho House wero among tbo purchasers. TbatL Stevens’ desk was not sold. Tbo Speaker’s old olialr, bought six years ago for s3o,' by a private parly for specula tion, was to-day sold on his account for S9O, Wormloy, a colored being tbo purchaser. This chair was occupied by all tho Speakers previous to and Including Pennington, of New Jersey. POSTAL OAITDS, I VE9AAU UAIUIR, Third Assistant Postmaster-Cion. Barber sent an order to-day to the manufacturers for C,000,000 postal cards. Tho aggregate of applications for them is 12,000,00Q WALL STREET. Itcvlow of tlio Money, Gold, Stock, Itonil, and Produce Markets* Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, New Yobe, April 29.—Thoro was an unsettled feel ing in financial circles to-day, growing out of tho At lantic Bank developments, and depression was tho chief feature of tho Wall street markets. Tho air was filled with fresh rumors, none of which could ho veri fied, MONET was close during tho greater part of tho day at 1-64 to 1-82, but fiually became easier, and closed at 7 nor cent. STOCKS wore very irregular. During tho early part of tho day tho volume of business was moderately largo, but in the afternoon dealings woro small and changes less Im portant. Tboprlnclpal features woro Paolfio Mall, West ern Union, and St. Paul common. The market declined shortly after tho opening, but partly recovered after the First Board.; Towards 1 o’clock another decline sot In, which lasted until after tho Second Board, when a firmer fooling prevailed. Towards 3 o’clock weak ness took possession of tho market once more, but after half-past 3 this gavo place to a steadier tone. Quo speculator Is said to lead the market, and, as bo lots It bo known when bo Is buying or selling, tbo re mainder of tbo operators seem to follow bis lead. This speculator is supposed to bo “ milking ” tbo market. GOLD was weak and lower. Tho outflow of gold from tbo Treasury is graduolly weakening tho market. I’OBEIUN EXCHANGE was dull. QOVEBNMENTB woro quiet and steady. Flour—lnquiry light. Tho absence of shipping brands In largo lines prevents tbo tilling of many or ders. Tho demand for fancy Minnesota extras la fair. Those are steadier. At tho close grades under $9.00 favor buyers. Sales, 10,000 brls, including 8.000 brls round-hoop Western, for May, at $7.35. receipts, 10,410 brls. Wheat—Market Irregular. Common grades plenty and neglected. To sell them freely some concessions would havo to bo made. Choice grades not plenty, aud strong. Winter scarce aud firm; sales, 41,000 bu; receipts, 38,000 bu. I’BOVISIONS. Pork very quiet. Some business In a Jobbing way reported at $19.00. Extra prime quoted at $15.25, For future delivery, Mar quoted at $18.37#. Receipts, 223 pkgs. Cut moats generally quiet ami prices rather weak. Dry salted shoulders about 7o ; pickled hams In tierces, 113»f@13o; of smoked bams, 200 In bulk, about 11 lbs, sold at 18#o, which Is lower. Receipts, 713 pkgs. Bacon quiet and rather unsettled; 60 tos long clear ou tho spot sold at o#c; short dear quoted at about Lard moderately active, and tbo market about steady; prime Western, o#o bid, and o#o asked, ou’tho spot; city, Oo; 68 tea West ern ou dock atOJkfo; for future delivery, 230 tea, for May, 0#o; 350 tea Juno, o#o. Receipts, 825 pkgs. ASSAULT ON McKEE RANKIN. Au asoault of an outrageous character was made last night, in the vcelibulo of Myors* Opera-House, upon the woll-kuown actor, McKco Rankin, 110 was ovl deutly tho victim of a deliberate and moat brutal plot, executed in a manner that would have done honor to the Moilocb. Two men seized and hold him while a third Inflicted very severe Injuries upon his head and face with a brick. Tho trouble, It is said, grow out of a lawsuit, tho result of Mr. Rankin’s financial difficul ties. Ho was taken to his rooms at tho Orient House, bleeding profusely, Tho affair caused groat oxolto mout and many confused reports. fjitsiucww Failures la Sun Francisco. Bah Puahoisoo, April 29,—Thoro worovnguo rumors yesterday that a prominent merchant, Tyler Curtis, had loft tho Slate, defrauding bis creditors. Tho re port was confirmed to-day, though hlu friends esy ho will return and make all right. The amount of his In dobtednoßS is unknown. Tho creditors of D. N. Haw ley, hardware firm, met to-day. Tho failure was ox- Eiclod for a long time. Tho amount Is nearly $200,000 usluoss Is much depressed, Tho epizootic has a bad effect. Accidental Poiaoniug* Dubuque, lowa, April 29.— Yesterday, at Duckfhe bam, Tama County, iowa, George Kobor, a farmer and his hlrod man, N. Axion, ato uomo wild parsueps while engaged plowing, from tho effect of which both died In a few moments. A llttlo daughter of Roberts was also badly poisoned, but will recover. Duttor nucl Olioeso Male. Sptdal Dltpateh to The Chicago Tribune, Eloik, HI., April 29.—Tho Board of Trade to-day was largely attended. Sales: 25,000 tba of cream choose at 13o; 16,000 lbs of skim chooso atlOo, and about 4.000 Its of butter, from 82357 c. Adjourned ono week. William Harrison, claiming to be a cousin of Sena tor Thurman, of Ohio, catuo to Kansas Oily, Mo., from Junction City, Kan., on Thursday last, ana, after encaging board at s boarding-house, started out for a walk, since when he has not been seen nor heard Of. and au hesn foully dealt with, NEW YORK. kTT Cn.o ot iD d i *V M,,r ‘lor-Jnr Oould Now.. b - M'ocollnnon. 1 JLouul Special Dtcpatch la The Chicane Tribm, Court-room WM ~Lw na,'" 8 t^a^n t M l 0r ’ IU h ‘ S cro9n ~ oxan ilnntionJ tonllflid that Train always appeared lo him lo bo mtlon&l nn every subject, except religion, Mr. ObarS VcnZ Mcason, ox-lu fi pcolor of tbo Irish Prlßons, and ox- Goveraor of an Irish convict hulk, who has had hiS! arods of Insane convicts In charge, said that ho be. r Trftin th,rtooa y°° rß ■*» to Jr«*n Th V 1 Uoi fllnoQUCr ond conversation novraro S“ Tr.l n y u'° r ° a ' m - 1,110 "“"CM » 0 “™" Mr. Train decidedly sano and rational, no gave a Son of bI Ul ° 1 ’ tl 1? n ° t, “ lr “ m '^a^ , "Peculation in < Pk reception byllio atlalooraoy, ot lit. I 0l0 -' ln * m»nnor which produced. mmmm thoroughly acquainted with everything rowing toulJ SSITr” 1 - .„ T fV ß V°i“ od a ”' 1 ‘Skth/obISSK "n 1604, 160t). and 1800, ho organized and contrlhntod JRS r *. )r l .“ nil ',“ b , 01011 ■« toe Inlonil. of Si BrouJ erhood night .nd day. Tho wltucaa. Train and . dorgyman were once a Commlllooeont hy IhJtomanJ bl ??i 011 toeeetor with the IToaliont li to our relations with England. Tho rcami tu.a Senator Nyo, Vico-Prcaldont Wilson, ftoe“dcu7 John aou, and several others, wont on atrln tiimiiDh Tho English aovernmen7e.memca n hlm M a°« C rv y . pr?v&& ntiS U n for 1110 J ) '* r i 10S0 of defraying the expense 5 ® nt * Shaw, who wore Imprisoned in ten don for Fonlantom, He complied. Tho other was to boar a resolution of tho Irish people loNow York th« to’SlaJW' 1 ?*? ,bo . m 5° Tn*?n to Oc?Jrra3 in place of John Morrissey. Train ran. autf in witness opinion, was fairly elected. The witness said ho belonged to tbo Revolutionary Republican &iP B S 0 “° nJ , uEuglftn(l ' o , f wbloU «ta2tentKß? , p pl f, a ™ inomhere, and which la onttiSy 01 fr ™ T eulanimn. Tbo witness'Proad hrS andoarucatmannor created unbounded niorriS? air. iicU, of»j.ralu’a counsel, asked tho witness whether Molhnry did not send him (Boll), as attomnv for Train, $60,000 to settle o claim for false Imprison* mont on tho charge of debt. The witness Sid nob know. Tho District Attorney wished to learn if tho report WM true, that tfco olhor .UhTlntend? od to call eighty witnesses. Mr. Bell said tho number would bo very largo. Jmlffa Dalv eai,! couldn’t listen to them. Mr. Bell said Jflbo Kg?!? Uou ocoupled the whole of this term, ho wm wluiuS to have It adjourned over to tho next term, ITo thought ho could manage to got along with fifty witnesses. and would try not to occupy more than a month, a’jouo discussion ensued. Train’s lawyer fighting hard for permission to> prolong tho inquiry. Judge Daly said ho would confine It to the briefest possible* limits, and remained firm In his decision. Mr. Bonds, Trains Private Secretary, Is lo tahotho stand to-morrow. To-night Special Treasury Agcut Jayuo Yisltod tho newspaper ojllcea and suppressed hla promised dis closure of Phelps, Dodge frauds. Tho firm, learning of the Intended publication, threatened him with Imprisonment, nml, it Is presumed, frightened him. In moot caws tho matter was already in typo. Tho Informer now announces his Intention to publish A card, giving In detail the consecutive history'of tha frauds and of tbo action of tho Government. Notwithstanding that tho District Attorney assured 1 mo yesterday that there was no truth In tho rumored' lllgnt of three of thd moat Important witnesses In tho case of William J, Bharkey, a local politician of soma eolobrlty, who is Indicted for tho murder of Charles Dunn, a gambler, lu a bar-room row, h» now concedes that two of them have disappeared. Ho says, however, that sufficient witueosca of tho affray remain to convict, and that ho has four or five about whom Sharkey knows nothing. This was not tho rea son for postponing tbo trial, as it was known ton dav» ago. Tho * cut rcauou was the approaching end of tho term of tbb General Hesclous Court, ana tho largo, amount of other pressing business to bo transacted. As Jay Gould was sitting ot table with a friend, tak lug lunch in Dclmoulco’s Broad street establishment this afternoon, ho was approached by a young lawyer °f Bornei repute, named J. J. Mnriu, who, after bowing, said, Mr. Gould, I have written you three or four icltcra recently, ond have not received any answer.* Gould rejillcd, testily, “Oh, I receive so many letters every day, that X don’t find time to answer tho half of them, Marin flushed with anger, and, seizing Gould by the nose, slapped him In tho face with his open hand and walked P, 0U made no demonstration, but quietly finished his lunch. Then, going to tho Tombs Pollco Court, bo sued out a warrant for Marin’s arrest for as sault. Justice Dowllug contented himself with notify ing Mr, Marin to appear for examination to-morrow morning. Tho affair created considerable comment about town. It is said that tho letters spoken of wero In relation to a stock suit against Gould, la which Marin is tbo plaintiff’s attorney. Tho Tribune has leaned tho SUiate-Zeitung building for two years from June 1, Including presses, fixtures, aud all other appurtenances, except type. It was reported late thla afternoon that tho Conti nental National Bank was in trouble. Tho rumor reaching tbo ears of the Cashier, ho consulted with the Proeldout, and they culled In tho Clearing-House Com mittee. Those gentlemen, after a thorough examina tion. pronounced tho bank to bo in a perfectly sound condition. • „ [To the Associated Press.] New YonK, April 29.—Tho aggregate of supplies offered tho Indian Commissioners to-day amounted to $50,000,000. Prices woro very low, and the competition greater than over known. Tho prlco of beef delivered at tbo agencies, amounting to thirty millions of pounds ranged from SI.OO to SO.OO per 100 lbs ; flour, $1.85 per* 100 lbs to $0.50 t wheat, 00c per bu to $1.35; bacon, per lb to 180 ; coffee 200 to 20o; sugar, 7Vo to. 18a; tobacco, 89,jtfo to COo; soap, 4’.fo to I4e; siuora-. tue, C*fo to 18o; salt, lo to Bc. A largo crowd was in atloudauco, representing almost ovory Western Slato and Territory, Tho opening of tho bids occupied' threo hours aud a half, ami It will tako two or threo, days to muko tho awards. Tho high cablo tolls, which will go Into effect on> May 1, and tho constant ill-trontmont of tho press by tho Cable Company, prompts tho Journal of Commerce’ to-day to urgo tho laying of an ocean cable by tho American press. .Tho wife of William Corse, of Ilcmstead, Long Is-, land, a local preacher of tho Loug Island Methodist-' Church, was arrested to-day, ou tho charge of killing her Infant child, which was found In tbo woods. She.' is now thought to havo previously killed throe rbll-. dreu, all Illegitimate. Shocking Accident Criminal Cere- lOSSIICSH, Special Dispatch lo The Chicago Tribune, Cincinnati, April 29,—A shocking accident occurred ou tho hill side west of Mill Creek, near Erust'o Sta tion, In llio city limits, lato this afternoon. A heavy load of stonowusput on a car at tho top of tho In clined Plnuo Railway, and started down hill. It was tbo* first trip on tho new railway constructed to bring slouo down from tho quarry. Tho car bad barely storied when the cable pulled out of tho place of attachment. Tho car ran 600 foot, making a descent of 200 foot, Tho bumper at tho bottom arrested further progress, but tho rocks flow high Into the air, descending in a yard 100 feet lower down, where live children wore playing. One of them, Robert Harris, was Instantly killed, and two others woro wounded, one very scrloualy. The fence of tho yard, aud the house woro badly battered. Tho accident, according to report, la duo to the In secure fastening of tho cablo to the car. Fires. Milwaukee, TVIs., April 20,—A flro, this morning, burned tho roundhouse of tho Sheboygan k Pona du Lac Railroad, and also tbo wood and macblno shout' adjoining, together with throe engines. Tho loss la $50,000, 1 St. Louis, Mo„ April 20.— A flro In lola, Kan., nighf before last, destroyed five small stores, Tho loss li about $5,000 ; insurance small. About 10 o’clock last night, five small shops an<f saloons, situated in tho extreme western part of this city, and at a point where no water could ho had, wore burned. Involving a loss of about $9.000: malnls Insured. Tho Atlantic Hunk* New Yobk, April 29.—Receiver Strong reports that* (o-day’s examination shows the Atlantic Rank to bo in a bettor condition than was anticipated. Some of tho stock supposed to have boon hypothecated has boon found in tho security box, and it is believed that moro will bo discovered. Tho suspense account, in which call loans amounting to $109,000 woro noted, shows that, although tho amount has been car ried a year, at least 60 per cout is owed by parties from whom it can bo collected. Tho defaulting cashier Talnlor was indicted to.dav by tbo United States Grand Jury, y llullroml Accident. Nashville, Anrll 29.—Nows has been received that James McDonald was crushed to death on tho St Loula k Southeastern Road, near Boabury, whiio drunk Mc- Donald wss worth SIOO,OOO. 9t urmm. wo- Msw York. April 29,-It is thought from aU tho facts related In connection with tho Richmond switch disaster, that thoro woro somo half-dozen people lost whoso bodies oro not represented oven by a linall fragment recovered. Either tho intense flro consumed dlaas[or r are tho water near tho scone of tho A Murderer Respited. ?* 29.-Luslgnanl l who was son* toncod to bo hanged to-morrow, has obtained a rcsnlta eu ‘ Wo u “

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