Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 7, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 7, 1873 Page 4
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4 TERMS OF THE TRIBUNE. IF.BMfI OF HUnflcntPTlON (PAYAIU.K IK ADVANCE). EbUt. by mall 8 lfi.ool Similar Bg*ftO Tri-Weekly 0.001 Weekly «*OO Faria of a roar at tha sumo rnto. To prevent delay ami mistaken, bo an re; and give Post Ofhco address in mil, InoUidlnjrHUtonii.lEouuty. II omittances may l»o wade eluior by draft, oxptaM, x oat Olbco order, or in rflglntoml leMnrs. Nt owrrlak. TP.It.MH TO OITt BUnsonillF.ltß. Dally, dellvorodj Sunday excepted. 25 cents per week. s '' n^K, ¥Ki;M£b n s 'fpraf ook ' Corner Madison and Doarltorn-sH., Chicago, 111. TO OAY'S AMUSEMENTS. MWIOKRR'B THEATRIC—MndKon strsot, between Stato and Dearborn. Lucea-Kellogg Italian Opoia 3'roupo. '•Mlgnou.", AIKEN’H THEATUK—'Wubanli Avomip, cornorof Oon« gross street, Mrs. .lames A. Oates* Domic Opera Compa ny. 11 Lot Bayards." DOOLEY'S THEATRE—Randolph atreot, between Clark and LaSalle. “Risks.” ACADEMY OF MUBIO - filiated street, between Siadlion and Monroe. “An Odd Trick.” MYERS* OPERA-IIOUSK-Monroo atreot, between fUM« and Dearborn. Tbo Kitty Blanchard Burlesque Combination, “Bad Dickey." GLOBE THE ATRE—Dotplalnoislrcot, between Wash* Inaton and Mndlsntt. Engagement of Alisa Katlo I£s- Xollo. “Luorotls Borgia.” AMPHITHEATRE—CIinton street, between Randolph •nd Washington. V&nok, thoProstldlgltateur, BUSINESS NOTICES. GOVERNMENT ARTIFICIAL LIMB MANUFAO torr. DU. J. E. OARDNICII, corner SUtooulll-st., nod Wabash at., is tho only ono la Chicago authorised by tbo Government to landau soldiers artificial limbs and apparatus. Wat dteqjA OErikme. Wednesday Morning, May 7» 1873. Switzerland follows Portugal in oxpolling all Carlisle within its boundaries. A “ local option” bill, which dooa not except cider or lager boor, has passed the Now York Senate. Another Now York murderer, Nixon, is to bo hanged, unless Gov. Dix interferes. The exe cution is fixed for tho ICth lust. Tho Legislature closed its session yesterday with an attendance of four Senators and twelve Representatives. Tho Ohio Legislature has also adjourned, and for tho first time in many months tho political horizon is unclouded by tho session of. any Western Legislature. What is called a Producers’ aud Consum ers’ Convention—that is, everybody’s con vention—has assembled in Now York. How largo or influential its attendance is, tho dispatches do not state. Nothing has boon, done beyond tho preliminary work of organization. Every one is to bo ad mitted to take part in tho proceedings, and it is stated authoritatively that tho Convention will Lave notning to do with Froo Trade or Protec tion or specie payments. A defense of tho Peace Policy has been issued in tho shape of a report by tho Indian Commis sioners. Thoy say that four years of trial havo shown it to bo a success. - It has saved tho coun try from Indian wars, excepting, of course, tho troubles with tho Apaches and tho Modocs. The Modoc war ought not to ho attributed to the Peace Policy, nor ought tho misdeeds of indi viduals to bo charged upon tho iribo, nor those of a tribe upon tbo raco at largo. Tboy ask, in conclusion, for tho co-oporatlou of all Christian denominations. Sir Charles Dilko moved last night, in tho llouso of Commons, for a reform of tho inequal ities of Parliamentary representation. Ho said that rotten boroughs controlled by individ ual a outvoted largo cities. One of his supporters showed that eight of theso boroughs, with an aggregate of 1,8-10 voters, had as many representatives in Parlia ment as eight constituencies with 239,000 votes. The motion was opposed by Gladstone for the reason that tho present Parliament, which was lu its last year, had no time to take np such an important question, and, moreover, ho did not believe its consideration was demanded by pub lic opinion. Tho motion was lost by a vote of 208 to 77. Nearly four hundred of tho citizens of St. Martin's Parish, Louisiana, havo taken up arms, cud, with two pieces of artillery, havo assembled to resist with bloodshed, if need ho, the installation of Kellogg’s appointees at St. Martinsville. Tho Metropoli tan Police, sent from New Orleans, havo on camped in tho town. Skirmishing has boon constant between tho hostilo forces sinco Sunday, hut thoro has yet boon no pitched battle. Tho citizens find no fault with tho character of Kollogg’a officials, but will not submit to his interference in their affairs. They refuse to recognize any other than Me- Euory as Governor. All business has boon sus pended in tho town. Tho oxcitemonthas spread to Now Orleans, whore tho citizens threaten to make a diversion in tho roar by seizing tho police station-houses while tho Metropolitan Police are absent, and havo hold a mooting indorsing tho conduct of tho people of St. Mar tinsville. Qov. Smith, of Georgia, has addressed a letter to tho farmers of tho West,in which ho says that tbo four States of Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina, use every year 50,000,000 bush els more of grain than they produce. They must look to tho Western farmers to supply this deficiency; any attempt to raise corn for them selves would bo at tho expense of their cotton crops, and would cause them a loss of at least $50,000,000 a year. Sinco so much of tho grain prop of tho West must move Southward, ho argues that all of it had bolter take tho same ■direction. Ho thinks Western farmers will never find tho solution of tho transportation question in tho chartering of more railroads by Congress; water transportation will alone suffice; and ho believes that they will consult their own inter ests in favoring tho Georgia Canal scboino, to conuect tho Lukes with tho Atlantic at Savan nah, through .the Ohio, Tennessee, and Ocmul jgoo Bivcrs. Tho Chicago produce markets wore more actlvo yesterday. Hess pork was active, but declined £oo pgr brl, closing Armor at $17.20@17.25 cash, jmd f17.50@17.G5 sollor Juno. Lard was dull, aud a shade easier, at $0.85 per 100 Urn cash, and $9.10 seller June, treats wore dull and un changed, at for shoulders; 8%@90 for tihortrlbs; for short clear; and lo@l2o (for sweet pickled hams. Lake freights wore quiet aud stpady at for wheat to Buffalo. Higbwiues wore quiet and strong at 880 per gallon. Flour was moro active, and unchanged. Wheat was active, and l>£o higher, closing at seller tbo month, pud 81.27K seller Juno. Corn was loss active, and a ahado ouster, closing stronger at 88#o eollor the mouth, and oollor Juno. Oats woro more active, and lower, cloning Arm at oollor tho month, and 880 Bollor Juno. Ryo was quiet and Hloady at 08)£o. Parley was Arm and qulot at 78)£@830 for poor to good No. 2. On Saturday evening last there was In etoro iu this city 1,820,059 bn wheat; 6,850,882 bucorn; 1,020,378 bu oata; 289,107 bu ryo; and 1d5,768 bu barley. Hogs wore fairly active and steady at $4.90@5.0D. Cattle woro Armor. Sheep unchanged. Tho Hon. James L. Orr, who died day before yesterday at St. Petersburg, whoro ho repre sented tho United States at tho Court of tho Czar, was bom in Craytouvlllo, S. 0., May 12, 1822. His father was n country shopkeeper, aud bo was kept behind his counter until ho was 18 years old. Ho then studied law, and In 1813 began topracticehis profession in Anderson, ntthosamo time increasing his moans and his reputation by editing tho Anderson Qazcllo. Tho next year ho was sent to tho State Legislature, and in 18-10 was elected to Congress, where ho served ton years. Ho was a member of tho South ern Bights Convention hold at Charles ton in 1851. In the Secession Convention of 18C0, at Charleston, ho voted in favor of tbo immediate withdrawal of liis State from tho Union. Ho was ono of tho tlirco Commissioners who woro sent to treat with tho Federal Govern ment for tho surrender of its forts in Charles ton harbor. Hd represented his State in tho Confederate Senate from 18G2 to 18G6. After tho War, ho co-operated heartily in tho schemes of reconstruction, and was elected Governor of his Stato under tho John son reconstruction in 18GG. In 18G8 ho was elected Stato Judge under the Congressional reconstruction, a position which ho hold until appointed Minister to Russia, to succeed ox- Oov. Curtin. BLACKMAILING AND TEE SPY BUSINESS. When the United States Government goon into the blackmailing business it is very likely to succeed, but it seldom happens that a single firm will pay 8271,023 as a penalty for the non-pay ment of SI,GGI of customs duties on a few scat tering packages of tin plates. That Messrs. Phelps, Dodge & Co. allowed themselves to bo mulcted in this enormous sum for so trivial an error is almost as surprising as that the Govern ment exacted it from them. A more flagrant outrage was never committed or submitted to In any country, civilized or barbarous. That Messrs. Phelps, Dodge & Co. did submit to it can only bo accounted for on the score of extreme terror of tho power and unscrupulousnoss arrayed against them. “ Anything to bo rid of those dogs,’* was probably their despairing cry ’ os they handed over tho cash. And yet they wore not justified in purchasing their peace at such a price, or purchasing it at all. They ought to have gone into court and shown up the whole conspiracy, beginning with a false-hearted clerk, running tho gamut of custom-houso blacklegs, spies, and District Attorneys, b&d end ing with a Secretary of tho Treasury who had no more sense of decency than to aid and abet the blackmailing trlbo in their villainous operation. Mr. Boutwell has thus put a blister on his own reputation; but none on that of Phelps, Dodge & Co. No petit jury on earth would havo given a verdict against them for more than the sum of unpaid duties, while any grand Jury would have felt moved to indict tho rascally gang of conspirators who woro persecuting them. Whatever loss of reputation the ilrm may havo temporarily suffered, must bo attrib uted to their payment of tho enormous black mail levied upon them. If they bad stood up and fought from tho beginning, there would havo boon no suspicion of their guilt in tho minds of tho public. Tho presumptions would havo boon all tho other way. Tho dork who consented to betray his employ ers) after having enjoyed their confidence and assistance, and took advantage of technical in formalities to earn an informer’s foes at tho bands of tho Government, instead of report ing tho irregularities ho had discov ered to tho firm, is, without doubt, a repulsive object, with whom no docent men will care to como in contact. So aro tho employes of tho Government who, under tho name of detectives, bribe clerks to betray tho confidence intrusted to them, suggest ways and moons for prying into private business, entering business houses after dark, and institute secret censorship over correspondence, books, and pa pers. But wo must go back of these vampires to find tho source of tho disgraceful practices. It is in a Government that exacts a fine 0f5271,023 for unintentional Irregularities that led to a loss of revenue of only $l,OOl that tho main cause of tho spy system is to ho discovered. Tho exac tion of this enormously disproportionate fine was not intended as a punishment for crimes, be cause tho punishment would ho excessive, and therefore apt to defeat itself in tho end. Tho sum of $271,023 was exacted at tho urgent solicitation of tho spies and inform ers, and with tho purpose of dividing among them as largo a sum as possible, in order to en courage similar outrages in tho future. This doctrine is a vital part of tho spy system. It is necessary to appeal to tho greed for gain, which,- is tho most conspicuous incentive to corrupt and disgraceful practices, in order to induce men to soil their hands with business that renders them repulsive to decent men forever after. Tho American Government has at last gone systematically into tho spy business. It was put in active operation last summer and fall in a political way. Tho usurpation of authority on tho part of United States Supervisors and Deputy Marshals, under tho protection of United States Commissioner Davenport) of Now York, was part and parcel of tho general system. Tho right to enter ' men’s houses, tamper with their employes, bribo their servant-girls, browbeat their wives, and exorcise terrorism over their families, under tho name of the law, in order to ascertain their polit ical preferences, was only tho prelude for holder and more profitable operations. A United States law of recent enactment authorizes like pro ceedings with tho purposo of ascertaining tho condition of private business affairs, under pre tense of ascertaining whether any moneys duo to tho United States at any former time havo boon unlawfully withhold. It cannot fail to produce a race of creatures as vile and vicious as the harpies of fable. Multitudinous branches of infamy will grow out of it. The principle that underlies tho law and tho practice will infest all kinds of business and tho relations between man and man ; it will destroy all commercial confi dence, and render blackmailing a fine art, in which tho vilest and the dirtiest will ho tho adopts, The Nation strikes at tho root of this rank growth when it repeats an expression made by ox-ffcoretfiry ,of the Treasury Boutwell. who THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE ; WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1873. said that ho regarded “ tho interests of tho Gov- ommont and tho interests of tho merchants ns diametrically opposite.'* So long ns this Idea prevails, Just so long will tho spy eyslom bo sus- tained and encouraged. So long ns tho Govern ment continues the policy of exacting tolls for tbo benefit of privileged classes; of collecting revenue by strniued and artificial processes; of confusing tbo laws iu such manner as to render them difficult of comprehension; and of combin- Ing tho Interests of a political party with every branch of tho administration of Government, just bo long will tho interests of tho Government end the interests of merchants ho "diametri cally opposite,” and spies and Informers will abound iu oil tho laud. Tho existence and work of thoso people will net ns important agents in that impending revolution which Oarl Schurz pictured in his speech on tho proposed expulsion of Caldwell from tho United States Senate, in which ho reminded hie auditors of tho historic lesson that corruption must bo summarily put down by tbo people, or it will bring them to speedy aud inovitabloruin. ALD. KEHOE’B BAH DEBT. Tho Common Council of tho City of Chicago has resolved itself into a Court having Juris diction iu cases for tho collection of debt or sup posed debt. Ono of tbo members of that august tribunal has a claim of somo kind against tho Columbus, Chicago & Indiana Central Railroad. Ho bas not sued tbo Company, nor has his de mand boon acknowledged or its amount deter mined. Ho has mode bis demand, aud tbo Com pany refuses to pay. Ho has a remedy in tho Circuit Court, but prefers to try (bo caso in tho Common Council, of which ho Ismombor. Tho modo of proceeding in lawmattors in the Coun cil is as follows: Tho Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company desires tho right of way into tho city. An ordinance similar in ovory rospoct to thoso granting tho right of way to all tbo roads which havo entered sinco tho Aro has boon framed, and has boon on its pas sago for nearly two months. Every timo .it comes up, a motion is mado to postpone it, aud progress is reported in tbo case of Keboo vs. Tbo Columbus, Chicago A Indiana Central Railroad Company. Tho plaintiff iu that case demands that tbo Bt. Paul Company shall induco or com pel tho Columbus, Chicago & Indiana Central Company to payjKoboo his demand. At ovory mooting, as soou as Kohoo reports that ho has not been paid, tho Council postpones tho ordinance granting tho right of way to tho Chi cago, Milwaukee A St. Paul Railroad. This Is an ingenious if not original modo of collecting debts. Why not suspend tho passagl of all other laws until Kohoo’s hill is paid ? Other Aider men havo very likely a largo amount of out standing bad debts. Why do thoy not mako out a schedule, aud present them to tho St. Paul Railway Company for payment ? Tho city itself has claims for back taxes for half a million of dollars, and tbo city wants tbo money. Why not notify tbo St. Paul Railway Company that it must pay those taxes duo from other people ? Tbo Aldermen them selves owe other persons possibly largo sums of money. Why not require tho St. Paul Railway to pay thoso debts ? Why givo Mr. Kohoo tho ex clusive benefit of tbo coorclvo jurisdiction of tbo Common Council ? Is Kohoo’s claim of any moro importance because bo is an Alderman ? Can there bo no legislation so long as an Alderman bas a bad debt which ho cannot otherwise col lect than by making its payment a condition prec edent to tho passage of somo ordinance ? This whole question savors strongly of blackmail. It looks very much like a purpose ou tho part of a majority of tho Council to punish tho St. Paul Company for refusing to pay members for pass ing tho ordinance, by making it pay tho claim that Kohoo has sot up against somo other com pany. This is as disgraceful as any other form of blackmail, and tho decent members of tho Council should at least mako a record of yeas aud nays of thoso who aro engaged iu it. Tho dignity of American labor has boon con eidored of such importance that Congress has levied a tax of CO per cent ostensibly to protect it from tho competition of tho pauper labor of Europe. Every man and boy iu tho United States who wears suspenders pays a tax of from 05 to CO por cent to encourage tho homo produc tion of labor on suspenders. Estimating tho number of men and boys who wear suspenders n tho United States at 15,000,000, and that thoso spend an average of $1 each for suspendors in a year, tho tax paid by them to protect American labor amounts to a sum ranging from $3,000,000 to $-1,000,000 a year. In order that tho men who furnish tho com to pay this tax may see how tho homo mar ket for their productions is increased by tho payment of this tax, wo clip from a Boston or gan of tho manufacturers the following interest ing item: The Norwich (Conn.) Suspender Company, formed last year with a capital of $21,000, havo completed a building near tho jail, and begun tho manufacture of clastic goods. Tho looms will weave 8,000 yards of webbing dally when lu full operation. Tho prisoners at tho jail will do most of tho finishing of tho goods. Tho capital of that Company will bo invested in buildings and machinery, and tho “ homo mar ket ” for Western products will ho to supply.tho jail. Tho recent vote on tho Woman's Suffrage bill in tho British Parliament has directed attention to tho persistent movement for woman’s right to voto in England, fully equaling, if not exceed* ing, tbo efforts that have boon made in this country. Tho present is tho sixth year in which tho English Society for tho Attainment of Woman's Suffrage has brought its bill before Parliament. Earing tho session of 1671, there woro*G2o petitions, with 180,800 signatures, and, during tho session of 1872, 813 petitions, signed by 355,801 persons, in favor of tho bill. Tho House of Commons has debated and voted on tbo bill four times, defeating it on ovory occasion. Tho votes in those different years, which will servo to indicate tho change of sentiment which tho movement has succeeded In making, aro as follows: In 1870, 110 votes for and 2-U against tho hill; in 1671, 169 votes for and 228 against; In 1872, 103 votes for and 212 against; lu 1873, n fow days ago, 155 for and 222 against. It is ovidout that tho So ciety for tho Attainment of Woman's Suffrage will have to mako more rapid progress In tho futuro than thoy have made in tho past, if any of tho living English womou hopo to osorolso tbo right of suffrage. Tho Now York Tribune Is engaged in exposing somo of (ho frauds that have boon developed la tho course of oreoliug tho bridge between Now York and Brooklyn. Those frauds aro repre sented to have boon of so enormous a character that tbo abandonment of tbo enterprise bos been deliberately proposed, aud tbo announcement of such an intention has naturally created groat ex citement among tbo residents and business men of both cltiOQ. Tho people at this point have littlo interest in tho details of tho controversy, but tho general faot, openly charged by tho Tribune, that $42 pop square yard has boon paid for work that cost only S2O, and that thoro was a project to absorb $8,000,00l)*in tho disguise of payments to tho Suporhitonclpjnt, will atlost tho enormity of tho fraud, Tim construction has boon In tho hands of a Ring, as a matter of course, and tho. Ring has boon supported aud defended by two Brooklyn newspapers. Ono of thoso journals, it is stated, is owned by tho Ring, and' tbo other rents offices to tbo Bridge Company for ®28,000 por annum which aro not worth moro than $5,000. Tho constant recurrence of thoso In stances of corruption suggests tho general question, Can any public work bo undertaken in this country without involving an intention to defraud tho people ? NOTES AND OPINION. Tho Ralary coußclonco fund woo at last ac counts $111,222.97, and was contributed by twenty-seven persons, names not given. Tho average is $4,119.37. As thoro aro now just forty persons openly credited with re mittances in this direction, tho total fund should bo (on the above average) not loss than $104,774.80. Tho total steal was $1,103,000. —According to tho lato Hon. Samuel Sholla bargor’s view of tbo matter, twenty-seven (and possibly forty) of his comrades havo cast upon him " tho odium of being a thief.” —Tho Davenport Qazcllo, speaking of our judicial elections in Juno, says: That a doulro should bo foil, under tho present cir cumstances, to know whether tho sympathies of an In coming J ml go aro on the side of corporations, or of the people, In nut strange, hut beyond that it is hardly safe to go. An honest Judge is expected fearlessly to de clare tho law, aud any attempt to Ho his hands, on a case likely to come before him, ns tho price of his elec tion, Is calculated to bring him Into contempt and to dishonor his supporters. —Tho party managers in Minnesota aro begin ning to talk about a now Stato Treasurer, whether ho shall bo of tho native or foreign ele ment, Norwegian, Scandinavian, Gorman, or Irish. Wo hope it will occur to thorn (sinco tho Inst two incumbents proved to bo defaulters) that ono element in tho Stato bas not had a fair show. Is it necessary to namo it ? —God. Avorill, tbo St. Paul member, is out in dofonso of bis vote for, aud acceptance of, Con gressional back-pay, In what tbo organ calls 11 a plucky letter,” “ a frank, straightforward, and manly statement of tbo whys and wherefores.” Most of all, Gon. Avorill wants to know— Why a few Senators and members should bo tho subjects of praise for refusing to rocclvo tho increased pay for services performed in tho Forty-second Con gress, while thoy aro already drawing tho increase for tho Forly-tbird ? Surely, if tho principle is wrong in one instance, It cannot ho right iu another. Good for tho General. Lot ail thoso chaps bo smoked out now, and hunted down hoforo the people in tho noxt elections. —Tho St. Louis Democrat prints tho Illinois Railroad law, and says: It would bo too much to expect perfection from tho first or tho second attempt to legislate ou a muttor of this kind. Thu interests involved aro directly antagon ized to each other, tho popular welfare being on tho ouo side, and tho avarice of rich corporations on tho other. .... Tho problem is, How to undo iu a single legislative act the work of a quarter of a century of legislative corruption. Tho railroads havo ou joyed, since their construction, tho unlimited right of extor tion, and it has been suddenly discovered that thoy have exorcised this right pretty freely. They havo douo as other corjioralioiiß havo done, aud as individu als havo douo and nro constantly doing—gone to tho axtremo limit of selfishness and tyranny. —ln our view, tho emergency is now upon tho railroad managers, and must bo mot. To say to tho farmers, “Get a homo market," is only to shift tho issue for a time. Until there is a solid basis of wealth at tho West, which of necessity must bo derived from agriculture, there will not bo a largo amount of money spent in developing manufactures. Wo say, thou, to tho railroads of to-day, help tho Weatj and tho West, with its mighty capacities, will m turn help you.—PUta hurgh (i*a.) Gazette, —How, in the name of common sense, can tho farmer, or any one else, redress a political grievance otherwise than through political action ? Fanners may buy In common, they may soil in common, and moot and discuss tho .unjust discrimination against them till dooms day, but, without political concert of action, tho crying extortion of railways, and tho damning frauds softened by tho name of Protection, can never bo adjusted.— Cherokee (lotca) Times. —Wo see but one way out, and that is to move upon tho enemy in a mass, —not as Republicans or Democrats, but as honest men who are at tacking corruption.—C/aWm/a (Iowa) Democrat. —Underneath tho farmers' movement there is enough of solid foundation to induce some of the ablest political thinkers of tho day to regard it ns destined to shape tbo social, industrial, and political life of tho nation in tho near future.— Dart ford ( Cl.) Courant. —The signs are, that for a decade at least tho farming clues will bo dictators; and they would have been long ago but for a lack of confidence to load. Tho Tennessee Advocate strikes tho true key when it says tho tillers of tho soil, little practiced in public labors, have too long clung to tho idea that, failing in this regard, they lacked the essential qualities for tho leadership.— Vicks hurg (Miss.) Herald, —More than a year must elapse before any nominations will bo made with reference to Rational issues, and tho whole time is none too long too secure that fullness and freedom of dis cussion which is absolutely necessary. It is hardly within tho range of possibilities that tho issue between Protection and Free Trade will ha the predominant one, either in 1874 or 1870: but, levou if it wore morally certain that it would he, tis entirely too early to draw tho linos, Tho same may ho said of tho questions which are agitating tho people of HU-? nois and other Western States. It is not im possible that eomo or all of them may riso*tq tbo dignity of Rational issues and enter into tho next Presidential contest; but, until It is time to decide definitely and finally upon what issues that contest shall ho fought, it is worse than folly to Check discussion and progress by at tempting to bind tho Opppsitiop. Tho tie of a common and growing distrust of the Adminis tration, and a common determination to Insist upon reform in tbo public service, and a return to honesty and economy, is quite strong enough to keep its ranks as closely united as it is con? sistont with freedom, until tho near approach of conflict shall call for a more perfect organiza tion. —Detroit Free Press. —One of tho roost encouraging signs of tho limes is tho unanimity of tho press and tho peo ple of all shades of political thought on tho sub ject of tho salary-grab.---Concern (iV 1 . IS.) Mon itor. —Tho matter of the Congressional baok-ac tlon salary iu BtUl receiving a groat deal of at tention. It is bo glaring, bo outrageous, that tho people will not forgot it.—Jndiauapotis Kewa.- —Wo aro waiting patiently to hoar from tho Hon. lloscoo Oonkling on tho oubjoet of back pay plunder. Bmco bin burst of oloquonco in regard ito,thoso gentlemen who hod “writ ten their names in tho purplo testament of bleeding war,” our Senator baa proßorvod an un happy silence. Iu it his purpose to pocket $5,000 of tho money stolon outright from tho pooplo ? Ulica (K. 1”.) Obsemr. -r-Buronard has explained; hut Ids explana tion is nothing but tuo duplicity of a third-rnto pettifogger in Congress.— Morrison (111.) Inde pendent. —Wo bopo tho aspiration to higlwqlndod journalism will not Induoo editors to speak of public servants wbo steal from tho Public Treas ury as simply gentlemen who havo been remiss in tlioir obligations; or to call men who swear to falsehood to cheat and defraud tho Btato and Government simply individual deserving of censure. Let the man who steals bo called a

thief, and lot tho man who knowingly swears to a falsehood bo called a perjuror. If tho suddon innnlso for high-toned journalism moanu only a kid-glove war -on corruption, venality, and ras* cality, lot ns havo dono with it.—Leavenworth. (Kan.) Times. —Tho question of purity of administration Is tho question of tho practicability of froo govern ment. Tho major unissos will rulo; and, if they cannot rulo without fatal corruption, tho reason Is lohb that llopuhiicanism is a failure than that Proodom is itself imposslblo. Whenever tho Bopublloau majority of voters iu tho United Htatosoonohido that they can no longer electa trustworthy Administration, “tho groat experi ment of human liberty " will bo over ,—Bt. Louia Globe, —Between tho bonost Republican masses and a party which grows moro and moro corrupt ovory day, thoro ouu bo but a feeble attachment. Almost any popular movement may break that attachment, and thoro is good roasoa to boliovo that some snob movement will destroy it, boforo another Presidential election, in spite of all that a score or two of stained loaders can do to hold tbo masses to tbo standard,—sb Louis Republi can, ANOTHER HORROR. Archer Avenue ami Salt Street, Chicago, the Scene. Terrible Explosion in Sohoonemann & .Go’s Paoldng-Houso. A Great 'Tallow-Tank Torn and Rent Into Ribbons. Three MeMi nnd n Boy Instantly Killed. Horror followsmpon horror so thick and so fast that wo liavo scarcely comprehended tho ehooMug details of one catastrophe before an other comes to match it, furnishing a fresh shock to our shuddering sensibilities. A few days ago it was tho lost Atlantic 5 yesterday it was the Dixon disaster ; to-day it comes nearer homo, and, although not so terrible in extent, it Is scarcely loss borrowing in its character. This time it is<an explosion, by which four human beings aro almost instantly blown into eternity, scalded, mangled, and burned. At about 10 minutosipoat 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon per sons in-tbo vicinity of Halstodstroot and Archer •avonuo*Avoro startled by a heavy crash and con cussion, as though a mammoth pioco of orduanco had boon llrod. The noise was board for many blocks around, and people stopped and looked in cvorydiroction, curious to know tbo cause of tbo loud report. A cloud of smoko and dust arising near tho intomootion of Archer avonuo and Salt street affordod«au Indication to tbo anxious and curious, and in a fow moments a largo crowd bad gathered ini thatlooallty, It was found that an explosion had tnkon place in tho paoking-houso of Schconomann & Co., situated on Salt street, just north of Archor avonuo. Wild rumors woro current to tho effect that a boiler had exploded, and THAT FIFTEEN MEN WERE KILLED. Such was<n telegram gout to tho OontrnlPolico Station immediately following an alarm of fire atruck from Box 78, ou tho corner of Delated etroot and Archer avenue. In answer to tho summons tho JAro-engines ruahod to tho epot, only to find that their services wore of no avail for tho extinguishment of flames. Tho damage had all boon done before they arrived. Learning what had happened, tho firemen placed an engine in position, and began to play upon tho broken mass of timbers, from which small clouds of steam woro rising, under tho humane impression that tbo cold water might alleviate tho sufferings of some scalded wretch buried beneath the ruins. They woro roughly ordered to stop by one of tho proprietors of tho packing-house, and did so, after having satisfied themselves that they could accomplish no further good by deluging tho promises with water. A HORRID SPECTACLE greeted tho eyes of those who first arrived on the scene. Across tho street, fully 200 feet from the spot whore tho explosion occurred, lay the scalded, bleeding, mangled body of a hoy about 12 years of ago, his clothing saturated, and his head and faco scorched with liquid grease. There was just a heart-heat loft in tho little fellow as they knelt down by bia side; a quiver and a gasp, and his agony had ended. Close by stood a horse and wagon, within a foot of widen had fallen a huge, heavy picco of boiler-iron, circular in shape, and about G foot in diameter, and close by this a heavy picco of cast-iron, re sembling tho door to fho fireplace of a boiler. Tho first was tho top of A HUGE RENDERING-TANK, and the second was tho cap to* tho manhole of tho tank, through which tho material for render ing is inserted. Investigation showed that It was not a boiler, but one of four iron tallow tanks, which had exploded. Ro boiler explosion could have been more frightful in its results. Tho roar portion of the packing-house was a total ruin. Tho main or front wing was of brick, facing Salt street, and this was unin jured. Back of and adjoining it was a long wooden shed, two stories high, in which the rendering-tanks woro situated. There hod bcou four of them in tho tank room, standing in a row. their average dimensions being 14 feet in height and 6 foot in diameter. They woro constructed of heavy boiler-iron one-fourth of an inch thick, tho plates being molted together as firmly as those in any steam boiler. In shape and con struction they woro much tho same as tbo ron doring«tanks used in every packing or slaughter ing establishment in Chicago. The purpose they servo is to rondor*iuto tallow all those por tions of tho slaughtered cattle and abcop which contain any fat. Tho tallow* is expressed by moans of steam injected into tho tank, and is drawn off into vats to bo partially cooled before barreling. AT OTHER PACKING-HOUSES tho rendering la carried on in the morning, all tho tanks being filled and sot in operation at once, so that the work for tho day is generally finished by 10 o'clock in tho forenoon, and then tho tanks are cleaned out in readiness for the next day, At Schamomann’s a different practice has boon pursued, tbo result of which, as ho neyed by many of tho men engaged about the promises, was tho terrible catastrophe of yester day, Tho boiler contained a full bond of steam, though but one tank was in use, and it is sup posed that tbo explosion was caused by an over charge of steam in the one tank. 'f HE LIST OP KILLED, Tho engineer, John Fink, waa attend ing to his duties in tho englno-room adjoining. tho tank-room. Tho tank, tender, Frederick Miller, was overseeing tho process of making tallow out of tho soothing mass of meat and bouo and fat which tho caul dron contained. Martin Bussor, a youth of about 17 yours of ago, who was connected with tho business office, was engaged in marking some barrels for shipment. August Iloltenbach. a little German boy of 12, was hanging about tho tank-room, with nothirig to ocoupy him. Ho had boon sent there by his mother to pick up a stray hoofs liver or heart and bring it homo, and, though ho had twice boon ordered to leave, ho persisted In remaining. Matthew Facia had just quitted tho engine-room, where lie had boon chatting with tho engineer, and William Sohuso was at work in tho cooling-room on the lower floor. Without an instant’s warning tho tank exploded, killing four persons outright and scalding two others, Tho httlu boy IloltoubacU was thrown into tho air about fifty foot, ovor tho main building, and across tho street. Tho bodies of Fink, Miller, and Bupsor wore found under .the mins of tho tank-room,—all of them dead when taken out, and all horribly scaldod and mangled. Fink lived at No. 10 Leslie street, with his wife and two children. He was a man about 88 years of ago. sober, industrious, reliable, and competent. Miller's residence was nt No. 40 Mary street, whoro a wife and eight children aro loft wholly unprovided for. Siissor lived with his parents, on Murray street, aud tho boy Iloltou bacU with his mother, at No. CO Haines street, Matthew Fngin, who was scalded with hot fat about the bean, a»d had his arm injured by a flying brick, lives at No. 271 Main street. Ilia .injuries are not serious. William Sohuao, who was also scalded slightly with grease, lives at No. 192 Canalport avoiuio. IT IIAI'I'KNUD MOST MKHOIFOLLV that tho explosion occurred at a time when operations in tho packing-house had boon al most wholly suspended. Tho butchers had fin ished their work, and nearly all had loft. About ouo hundred men are ordinarily employed about tho place, and about thirty wore there at tho time of ttio accident, but they wore, with tho exceptions noted, at aqrao \ dis tance from the tank-rooms. Four hours earlier, the explosion would havo have boon at tended with frightful loss of life. Drs. Loo and Ilosaort, whoso pfllcos wore near by,. wore promptly on tho spot, upd rendered all possible assistance. > . THE OAPPK AND THE lILAMH, Tho oxact cause of tuo disaster isdinioultto account for. Tho tank was not considered de fective iu any ronpoct. Indeed, it was ono of tho nowost foi'm, and thought to bo ono of tho strongest. Two of them wore known to bo un safe, though they were kept continually In uso. On this account tho engineer who served there some tjmo ago gave up his situation, refusing to remain longer in so dangerous a place. There aro two theories con cerning the explosion, Ono is, that too much steam was forced Into tho tank, which was never intended to hoar a higher pressure than seventy pounds to tho square inch. This is tho view taken by many of tho workman who aro familiar with tho tanking process. Another, and a seem ingly plausible theory, ascribes the explosion to tho confinement of tho gaß generated by action of tho stoam upon tho contents of tho tank. A pipe is provided for the escape of this gas, and it is thought possible that this pipe became stopped up. Tho only poison who could doOulto- ly settle this quoatlon was killed. Each tank la provided with a safety valve for the escape of steam; but ho ono can toll now whether tbo safety valve was in working order or not. Other tank explosions have occurred, but none are re* moinbored of such frightful consequences. It does not appear that this tank Was weak or de fective, for the iron was in no case rent asunder at tho seams, which wore hold securely fast by the rivets, though tho heavy plates wore fairly ripped into ribbons. Tho throe adjacent tanks wore hurled from their places and tossed about liko so many corks. Ono of tho floors was lifted entire, and carried about '4O foot to tho eastward, whllo heavy timbers wore broken into kin dling. wood. Tho liquid contents of tho hurstod tank wore sent up in tho shape of spray, which, when it lodged, formed a thick coating of stinking tallow whorovor it foil. Tho tank con tained about seven tons of material. A more terrific explosion in its effects has rarely occurred. At this writing it is difficult to locale the exact measure of blame which should attach to tho proprietors, who, it must bo said, manifested small concern for tbo results of tho disaster. None of them conld ho found when our reporter visited tho place. They have owned tho packing house for about 12 years, and have made a largo amount of money there, It is said. Mr. Samuel Bchamomaun,who resides at No. 60 Forest avenue, is now in Now York, having intended to take tbo steamer for Europe on Thursday of this week. It is not known whether his trip will bo deferred by the.awful occurrence. Tho Coroner will hold an inquest to-day, and it is expected that tho evidence of exports will throw much light upon the causes which led to tho explosion, Naming definite was learned with reference to tho pecu niary domago. It scorns of trivial consequence, no matter how heavy, when compared with tho loss of four human Uvea. GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN. The Great Egotiut Pronounced Sano I»y Judge Paly’s Court. Special Diepatch to The Chicago Tribune, New Your, May G.—George Francis Train was received with applause when ho entered tho crowded court-room whoro tho trial of his mental condition was to ho resumed this after noon. Madame Eleanor Fletcher Bishop arose, and threading her way toward him, presented him with a wreath of laurel and Immortelles, and a largo basket of raro exotics. Mr. Train carried them over to tho jury box and exhibited them to tho jury amid much merriment. When Judge Daly had taken bis seat Mr. Clark 8011, of Traln’scounsol, announced that tho de fense rested their case. Ho had said ho had subpoenaed a largo number of other witnesses, including John J. Cisco, Henry Glows, Qon. Dix, and Whitolaw Reid, but ho deferred to tho wish es of His Honor and tho jury. Tho Assistant District Attorney hero interrupted. Ho wished to call two exports, who had examined Mr. Train, at tho latter’s own instance, and who had como to tho conclusion that ho is insane. Tbo counsel for tho defense objected, but wore overruled. Tho District Attorney contented himself with calling ono of tho doctors, who pro nounced Train decidedly insane. Train’s counsel then called another export, who pronounced him perfectly sane, Mrs. Minnie Morton entered at this point, and, witli a grand flourish, presented Mr. Train with three volumes of Audrow Jackson Davis’ absurdities. Train, after thanking her. asked 'permission, oudroadto tho jury a letter which had been written to tho District Attorney demanding to know wbafc or who was ot tho bottom of tho con spiracy to place him in a lunatic asylum ? The District Attorney declined to answer. Mr. Train thou demanded of tho Judge whether ho had the power to suppress tho publication of court proceedings in tho newspapers, alluding to tho fact that His Honor had mode a special request to tho reporters not to tako notice of anything indecent that might transpire. Judge Gary—“ Yes, I have.” Mr. Train, opening a copy of bis Toledo organ —“Tho editor of tins paper published tho whole of tho proceedings.” Judge Daly, interrupting—“We’ll have nono of that hero." Mr. Train explained that ho did not wish to road it. He only wished to ask if the editor was not equally guilty with himself. Judge Daly said ho had no jurisdiction over that case. * Train then asked loavo to put in evidence 100 columns of some paper written by himself and pasted on brown paper, and sot the court-room m a roar by unfolding u huge mass and spread ing it in front of the jury. Quo of his counsel tried to raieo the point that Judge Daly had no jurisdiction, but was prompt ly overruled. Train then arose and gravely asked the Dis trict Attorney the following question ; “ If this jury bring mo in insane, and lam triad on an indictment, and I subpoena the five exports who have pronounced mo insane, will that kill the indictment ?” Mr. 801 l then delivered along speech, in which lio expressed his belief that, no matter what the verdict would bo, tbo authorities would never dare to try the indictment. The District-Attor ney made no formal reply, but said that should tbo jury find Train sauo t or ebould they disa gree, bo would bavo Tram tried on tbo indict ment at tbo earliest possible moment, Judge Daly then formally charged tbo jury,- Ho said they were to determine whether tbo prisoner was sensible of tbo uaturo of bis offense at tbo timo of commission, and whether bo is now capable of conducting bis defense. Tbo jury retired at 7:25 and returned at 7:30 with tbo verdict of “sauo and responsible for bis act," Immediately a tremendous outburst of applause broke from every part of tbo court room, and was with diflioulty suppresod. His Honor, after rebuking the spectators for their unseemly conduct, remanded tbo prisoner, who seemed overjoyed at tbo result, THE TRANSPORTATION QUESTION. idler from C!or, Smith, of Georgia*"** The Forthcoming Convention of Southern mid Western Governors* Indianapolis, Ind.. May o.— Tbo Journal of to-morrow will contain a letter written by Qov. Smith, of Georgia, addressed to the farmers of West and Northwest, discussing tbo question of water transportation from the lakes to tbo seaboard, and calling attention to tbo meeting of Governors and prominent citizens to bo bold at Atlanta, Ga., on tbo 21st Inst., in which tbo statements is made that in tbo four States of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama, there Is an annual deficiency of 50,000,000 bushels of grain, and that this deficiency is rapidly increasing, pwlng to tbo decrease in farm labor and tbo rapid increase of non-producing population to supply this demand. The South is almost wholly dependent on the West and Northwest, bonco tbo South is interested in any scheme that will diminish tbo cost of transportation, audaro Trill ing to aid any practical measure that will accom plish that end. Tbo high rates of rail transpor tation compel tbo South to employ a largo portion of limited labor in tbo produc tion of food crops, and diminishes the production of cotton, and at tbo some timo de prives the West and Northwest to that oxtont. Tbo average production of com in tbo South to make up tbo deficiency would require tbo cul tivation of 5,000,000 acres. Tbo same acreage devoted to cptfou culture would produce 1,250,- 000 bales, thus fixing tbo price of cotton at 15 cents per pound and corn at $1 per bushel. Tbo loss to tbo South would bo £50,000,000 an nually. In further discussion of tbo question, bo argues (bat tbo multiplication of railroads on Congressional legislation will nob remedy the evil, and relief can duly bo bad in water communication. Ho then demonstrates tbo feasibility of tbo construction of a canal from tbo West to tbo seaboard, connecting, the lakes with tbo Ohio, tbo Ohio with fbo James, and tbo Tennessee with the Ocmulgoo, and thus connect tbo Mississippi with the Atlantic at Norfolk and Savannah. A route has been sur veyed by distinguishd] engineers of tbo War Department and has boon pronounced practica ble. . . Home, Oft., May o.—At a citizens’ mooting tho Mayor and Common Council wore appointed a committee to extend tho hospitality of tho city tp Gov. Smith and quests upon thoir arrival horo on an anticipated trip down tho Coosa lllvor In tho interest of tho Groat Western Canal. Tho Governors of ail tho Bouthom and Woatoru Statou ai'o expected, Tlio Coming’ Congressional Coiiyon* pou at St* JLofils* St. Louis, Mo., May C.—A mooting of tho Ex ecutive Committee having tho Congressional Convention matters in char go was held this af ternoon. Hovonty-flvo Congressmen hayo ac cepted invitations so far. Homo difference of opinion having boon expressed by Congressmen as to whether they would ho oxpoctod to diaonoa questions brought before Congress, it was do omed that tho third day's session should ho given up to them, to ho used aa they might de termine. It being stated that this movement was for ttio benefit of tho onllro Miehlmippl Valley, and that Mow Orleans would bo bonoUtod more than any other city, Mayor ilrown. President of tho Ex ecutive OomnutUo, was directed to confer with tho authorities of Now Orleans to ascer tain if they will tako charge of tho excursionists at Galveston, bring them to Now Orleans by way of Balizo, so mat Con gressmen can soothe real obstructions to tho de velopment of tho trade of tho valloy. A committee was appointed to reply to Parson Brownlow s letter of declension, printed in tho Knoxville Chronicle, it being believed that ho totally misapprehended tho objocto of tho Con vention. WALL STREET. Review of the filonoy, Gold, IlonO, Stocky mid Vroduce markets. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. New York, May G. —Money was easy to-day at 6to 7 per cent. Tho banks aro offering moro freely to brokers, and pressing them to toko at and under tho logoi rate. Tho increased oaso in money caused a hotter fooling In financial circles. '' STOCKS. stock market was alternately weak and strong, though, as compared with yesterday, prices wore higher. In tho general list tho market opened firm, but soon fell off a fraotion, and as quickly recovered tho decline. Prices continued to ad vance ugtil about midday, when a downward re action ensued. Tbo weakness lasted until to wards 2 o'clock, when another advance occurred, this time continuing until near tho close, when tbo highest prices of tho day wore generally cur rent. Rock Island made a sharp and steady ad vanco, on favorable reports.from tho West. Union Pacific took a long stride upward this af ternoon, considering that it has boon coin* backward so long. But early in tho afternoon came tho report that tho lion. Oakes Amos had died suddenly of paralysis, and the stock immediately fell per cent, and at tho same time a party in tho street largely interested In tho stock sold blocks of consider able amount at tho current price. Later, it advanced to tho highest point of tho day, on occount of purchases by tho Clark party to In augurate a bull campaign. Amos’ stock is said to bo so tied up that it cannot como on tho mar ket for a year, which probably explains this new movement. It is said that, as soon as certain combinations in Western Union aro effected, tho price qf that stock will bo sent to par, and main tained at near that figure for tho summon Nothing definite can bo predicted with regard to Pacific Mall. Operators on tho street tako very blllo stock in tho roso-colorod letter of Presi dent Watson, of tho Erie Railroad, to tho Eng lish managers of the road. □OLD advanced under the pressure of some largo pur chases for speculative account. Tho advance in tho interest rate on tho Continent to G per cent has something to do with {his strength, and tho “ bulls ” say that tho Bank of England cannot long keep its rato at 1 per cent. ■ EXPORTS. Tho produce exports for tho week ($7,618,679) aro tho largest in tho history of tho past, and at tract much attention. Only twice m tho past have weekly exports reached anything like tho present largo total, ono occasion having boon April 22. 1073, when the total was $6,U17,6C0; and another, Doc. C, 18V0. when tho total was 67,017,220. 1 BONDS. Governments wore strong at an advance of % por cent all through tho list of 0 per cents; ’G7s and ’GBs were especially strong. rnoDucE. Flour was fairly active. Shipping brands are Suite soarco and firmer. Mcclium grades aro ull and heavy. Good superfine is in fair de mand and steadier. Choice family extras are firmly hold, but do not sell freely. Sales, 9,700 brio; receipts, 7,-ICO brio. Wheat was lower but more active, the demand being chiefly for export. In winter there is little doing, the sup ply being light and holders firm. Sales, 72,400 hu * receipts, 29,370 bu. Pork was quiet, and prices rather unsettled, in the absence of business of importance. Now moss for this mouth is quoted at $18.50@18.75. Twonty-flvo barrels extra prime mesa sold at $14.75. Receipts, 740 pkgs. Cut meats were yory quiet, and prices more or less nominal. Dry salted shoulders, however, wore firm, with 7o bid. Two hundred boxes special brand sold at 7K°» and 3,000 tbs, 14-lb pickled bellies at Receipts, 2.568. pkgs. Bacon was dull and unsettled; 20 brls short clear, on dock, sold at 9Js£o. Long clear is quoted at 9^@oKo} short clear. o%@lflo. Lard was moderately active and very firm. For West ern, spot, 0 7-IGo bid; 25 tea city sold at Q>£o. For future delivery, the business reported em braced 500 tes, Juno, 9%c, and 250 tes, May, 9>ac. Receipts, 1,292 pkgs. PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS. First Day’s proceedings of tlio Con* yontlon—Organizatlou and Appoint* Mont of Committees* New Yomr, May 0. —Tbo Producers’ and Con sumers’ Convention was to have mot at 10 o’clock ibis morning in Boom 14, Astor House, but so fow delegates wore present at that hour that it was resolved to postpone tbo proceedings •until 3 ibis afternoon. Mcautimo, tbo Executive Committee held a secret session to prepare a plan of action, and to make the necessary arrangements for forming a permanent organi zation. A dispatch was road this morning from Mr.W.O. Flagg, President of tbo Illinois Farmers’ Association, saying that bo was unavoidably de tained, through an accident to tbo train, and would not probobly roach tbo city until 2 o’clock this afternoon. Mr. Frost, who is largely interested in several leading railways m tbo west, visited tbo rooms this morning, and announced bis desire to discuss the questions at issue with tbo delegates in open meeting. It was after 4 o’clock when tbo meeting opened. B. 11. Ferguson, of Troy.N. Y., was elected temporary Chairman, and S. B. Moore was appointed Secretary. Tbo following com mittees woro announced: On Crfdetitiala— F. 0. Johnson, New AlMny, Inrt.s 8. It. Moore, Illinois; 8. It. Thorp, Illinois; J. D, Still, Now Brunswick, N, J. On -Finance—Prof, Taft, Iowa; 001. Settlor, Iowa; Herbert Itadcliffo, Boston; J. A. Nolan, Milwaukee; Obaunoy Amos, Oswego. On Constitution— J. B, Sargent, Connecticut; 8. Smith, Illinois; Lewis A. Thomas, Iowa; M. B. Wil bur, Michigan. Tbo Committee on Constitution mado a report, wbioh was ordered back to them. It proposes to nnmo tbo organization “ National Cheap Transportation Association." Its object is to promote and extend the usefulness of tbo various organizations now’ existing in tbo United States that bavo been founded for tho purpose of secur ing cheap transportation, and to enable tboso associations, aud such as may bo hereafter organized for a similar purpose,'to act together harmoniously and efficiently. Tho following delegates were present: Tbo Hon, W. O. Flagg, President of tbo Farmers’ Association ; 6, M, Smith, Secretary of tho Illi nois Association; W. A. Grhmoll, Eighth Con gressional District, Illinois ; S. M. Thorp, Thir teenth Congrossinual District, Illinois; Stephen A. Moore, Eighth Congressional District, Illi nois ; B. 11. Ferguson, of tbo Trov Grain- Dealers’ Association; Herbert Badcliffo, Na tional Anti-Monopoly Loaguo, Boston; Franklin O, Johnson. National Agricul tural Congress; J. A. Nolan, Milwaukee Manufacturing Association; Col. B. M. Settlor, Davenport. Iowa:• Hon. Solomon Fink, ox- Mayor, Dnbuquo, Iowa; M. C. Bidor, Louis A. Thomas, B. J. Gibbs, M. 11, Mooro, and E. P. Woatboreby, from tbo Dubuque Board of Trade; Hon. Joseph O, Stetson, Now Jersey: James D. Btill, Now Brunswick, N. J.; B. H. Taft, Hum boldt, Iowa; J. 8. Sargent, Now Haven, Conn.; Cbauuoy Ames, Oswego, N. Y. ; lion, M, D. Wilbur, Michigan. There woro also delegates from tbo Working men's Lyceum, Federal Council, Internationa) Association, Cosmopolitan Conference, aud Workingmen's Union. Tho mooting adjourned till 10 o'clock to-mor row morning, when tbo real work will b»gin. Homo of tbo delegates strongly favor tho bmld iug of a national road, to bo used exclusively for tbo transportation of freights, each organization to pay tbo oxponso of carrying Us own cars over the road, as well as a toll to tbo Government for Us use. Fatal Holler Explosions* Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, Kewanek, 111., May o.—At noon to-day ono boiler of tho llouring mill and distillery of J. 0. Niles Jc 00. blow up, aovorly and probably fatal ly scalding Goorgo Gleason, tho onginoor. Tho damages aro probably about 64,000} cause, de fective bailor, and perhaps lack of water. Svuaodbb, N. Y., May s.—Tho boiler in tho cement works-of Euaonburtz. Hall & Co. ex ploded this ovouing, killing Joseph Gonuou, Injuring eight others, and demolishing a house. Murderer Captured* Bt. Louis. May o.—William MoWalors, who broke into tho Wyoming (Nob.) Poat-Oflloo, and assaulted the Postmaster ami killed Judgo Wolff, who was assisting tho United States Marshal to arrest him, was arrested at Konsaa City, Mo., last night, and will bo taken to Nebraska to-day,

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