Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 14, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 14, 1873 Page 4
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4 TERMS OF THE TRIBUNE. TXAMB-OV fiDBRCmmOM (PATAM.S IK ADTjlttdt). DtUy. b» mull s 12.001 Hmirtny 82.50 Trl-Woolily .. 0.00 Weekly 2.00 Part* of a year at tlio tame rato. .To prevent dolay and mistake*. ho sore and giro Poiti Olticu nddrese In lull, including Stale nntl Oo«my. ■ Remittances may ho made cither by draft, osuroa, *o« Olhoo older, or In roglulorod lullors, nt mirrlsk. _ TKRMB TO CITY BII«BlllUnElU». Daily, doUvcred, Sunday excepted. 8T» conU per week. Coyuor Madiion and Hcarhorn-iN.. Chicago, HI. TO‘DAY'B AMUSEMENTS. HOOLKY’S THEATRE—Randolph street, between Clark ami LaSalle. ••lUsk*." « MoVIUKKIPS THEATRIC—Madison street, between Umuborn and Htato. Engagement ol Edwin Adame. "The Marblu Heart.” MYERS’ OPERA-HOUSE—Monroe atroot, between Statu mid Dearborn. Kilty Ulauobord Rurloecuo Com pany “Bad Dickey.” ACADEMY OF MUBIO lTMstod ttreet, between Miulhon ami Monroe. Jonh Hart's Thoatro Uomlauo Combination. AIKKN'H THRATHR—Wabasb tvonuo, corner of Oon< g ro i ß atreet. fan Frauclico MlmlruU. FORKPAUOU’B OlßOUß—Madison street, corner of Elizabeth. OLOBK TIIKATRK-Dosphlnos street, bo'woen Madl son and Waihhißton. Enjcnßomont of Miss CarlolU* btanloy. “Crime; or, Secrets of City Life." AMPHITHEATRE— Clinton street, between Randolph am) Washington. Vsnuk, tho rrostbUgltatunr. Wednesday Morning, May 14, 1873. Tho Bov. Thomas Robinson, who died yester day In England, was a distinguished Oriental scholar. Ho was Professor of Arabic at Cam bridge, and baa translated tho Old Testament Into Persian. The Pope reached hia 81st birthday yestei> day. His feebleness is increasing. Monday ho fainted and remained unconscious for an hour, and on his birthday was too unwell to receive tho deputations which called to offer their con gratulations. Of 275,000 pony postal cards placed on ealo yesterday in Now York, 200,000 wore taken in that city, They will bo used largely for adver tising, ono firm buying 20,000 to bo used in that way. Tbo contractors at Springfield, after two weeks’ delay, have at. last perfected tboir ar rangements for printing tbo cards, and will now bo able to supply them aa rapidly as tboy oro called for v . A small force of United States troops lias boon loft at St. Martinsville to protect tho Stato officials, aud tho rest of tho Stato and National forces have returned to Now Orleans. Tho loaders of tho Resistors surrendered, and woro sot free on parole. They express themselves satisfied with having shown that Kellogg couki not keep himself in power without help from tho National troops. Tho crisis at Vienna, precipitated by homo of tbo stock operations of tho Rokbaehllds, has caused a stringency in all the money-markets of Germany.. Tho Prussian Government, with tho consent of tho Diet, will sock to roliovo the pressure by using their share of tho French in demnity to tho purchase of public ’securities,, and tho redemption of the, public dobt for railway works. Tho Austrian Government has suspend ed tho operation of tho Bank act in Vienna. A. motion to declare all stockholders of iho Canada Pacific Railway ineligible as members ot iho Dominion Parliament was made fin that body, yesterday. Tho arguments*in favor of this salutary rule wero illustrated copiously by references to iho corruptions of tho Credit MobiUer and the shameless intrigues of Congressmen interested in. the Union Pacific Railroad. The Government party dlsrcgardod warning and argument alike, and rejected iho motion by a majority of 23. Tho Bocsel Railroad law of Ohio, empowering • communities to levy taxes for tho constrnctiouj of railroads, has Loon pronounced’ uucoastifcu-’ siona! by a unanimous docisiou of tho Supremo' Court of that State. Tho grounds of tho do- * cision arc, that such taxation is not for pub-• lie purposes, for which alone’taxes can bo constitutionally levied, and that the State Legis lature la forbidden by tho Constitution to authorize any community to engage in thin way i:i private enterprises* directly or indirectly. Shooting the rapids of tho St. .Lawrence is one of tho moat thrilling pleasures which Amer ican waters offer tho tourist. The Indian pilots know every rock and eddy, and under their tried and skillful guidance no lives have over yet boon lost in the hazardous passage. Such risks are generally taken once too often, and the 150 pas sengers of tho steamer Korannd, which struck a rock in the Luchino rapids yesterday, and wont to pieces, must for some minutes h .vo had a su premo realization of tho uncertainty of life. They were all saved, however, although tho boat itaolf is an utter wreck. Tho Cincinnati Commercial and tho St. Lords Globe aro both mistaken in supposing that wo doclro tho National Government to build a double-track stool railroad, or any other kind of a railroad, to connect Chicago with tho At lantic seaboard. Wo merely advised tho busi ness men of tins city, if any such raid on tho Treasury is premeditated, to put in tho claims of Chicago as tho Woatom terminus, or, if thoro he more than one Western terminus, then ono of tho termini, of tho road. Our views as to tho probable character of the “ all-steel" railroad aro not essentially different from thoso of tho Bt. Louis Globe, and wo shall perhaps adhere to them with ovou more tenacity than tho Globe hereafter. Tho St.. .Louis Congressional Convention, called to devise moans for improving v.alor com munications between Bt. Louis and tho East and South, has begun its session. Ibis is a Conven tion of Congressmen; but in those days of Credit Mobilior and salary grabs any opin ion of tho weight of its member ship must be reserved till tho informa tion, as an yet withheld, is given as to how many Congressmen) aro present and who (hoy aro. The opening speeches foreshadow a demand that tho General Government undertake to complete the James River & Kanawha, the Atlantic & Groat ‘Western, and tho Fort Bt. Phillips Canals, and to deepen and clear tho channel of tho Mis sissippi Rivor throughout Us course and at its mouth. Tho Chicago produce markets woro generally ttrongor yesterday, and samo woro oxoitod. Mess pork was in fair demand, and C@loo per brl higher, closing at $15.86(0)10.00 cash, and f 17.00(3)17.05 seller Juno. Lard wao quiet, and P<®7Kc per 100 Iba higher, at SO.IO cosh, and -JPvW ifillor Juoo. Meats wars auiot and au changed, at OK@OXo for shoulders, for.Bliort riba, and for short clear, and' for Bwcot pickled hams. Hlghwinoa wore active and Arm at 89>tfo por gallon. links frclghta woro active, and lower, closing at for corn to, Buffalo. Flour waa leas ac tive, but firm, i Wheat wna active,' and advanced 2c, but'cloaod easier at ei.Bl>f cash, and seller . June. Cora waa active, and lo lower, but closed' tamo at 41J<o seller the mouth, and seller Juno. Oats woro active and %@lo higher, but closed dull at seller the ■ month, and seller Juno. Bye was quiet and steady at 09)tf(a) 700. Barley .was inactive, and nominally un changed at 74@830 for common to good No. 2. The grain lu store in this city on Saturday even ing last Is reported at 1,216,200 bu wheat, 6,400,802 bu corn, 1,086,747 bu oats, 200,017 bu rye, 110,437 bu bailey. Hogs woro active and steady at $0.00@5.40. The eattio market opened’ dull, but during the afternoon was active at a slight decline. Sheep woro quiet and nominal. FLEXIBLE OOUBTS* Tho St. Louie Democrat, with a number of othor papers that might bo engaged in more orodltablo work, le urging that the judiciary of this State shall bo revolutionised; that tbo oloo tlon of Judgoß'Sball no longer turn upon tbo fit ness, ability, and Integrity of tbo candidates, but upon understandings as to how they will decide cases after iboy got on tbo Bench. This is an unprincipled and exceedingly dangerous doc trine. Courts have no power to make laws. Their province is to docido what tbo law, as made by tho Legislature, moans, what it requires or permits, and what It prohibits. To require n candidate for a Judgeship to signify in advance that ho will deckle that tho law docs toler ate, and require, or does not toler ate, aud prohibits, certain acts, as his constituents may from timo to time vote, is to destroy tho judicial character of tho courts, aud convart thorn into a more registry of tho prevailing prejudices of their neighbor hoods. No man fitted by education or having any solf-rospcct would tako a Judgeship upon suoh terms, and the man making such a pledge cither confesses his unfitness, if honest, for the ofllco, or hia piuposo to got oloctcd and then re pudiate Ida vilodgoa. In oithor.caso it is degrad ing to tho *Bonch and to tho Stato to oloct him. Thoro not & farmer in Illinois, nor any other perer.n, who would go into tho trial of a case in which ho was a party, if oven one of tho jurors hr,d pledged himself beforehand to givoavordiot /■for tho othor party; nor would the suitor aub ‘ mit to have hia cabo tried before a Court which had given oven tho faintest pledge to decide tho case against him. To compel a suitor to havo his cose tried by a Judge or by a juror who hod declared a purpose to decide against him, would not bo submitted to by any portion of tho community, and tho Court that would do such a thing would deserve tho scorn of every honest man, and would bo tho fit sub ject of impeachment. Yet this is precisely what tho Bt. Louis Demo crat thinks should bo done by tho Supremo Court of Illinois. In tho caso of tho Chicago & Alton Hallway, tho Bupromo Court'hold that tho act of. tbo.Legislature, which had been passed as an experiment somo time before, was defective, because it did not permit tbo defendant in such a. case to offer any defense, and it provided 'penalties so utterly disproportioned to tbo of "* fenso os to render them unconstitutional. In that opinion tho Court indicated tho defects of tho law in such a way that tho Legislature saw fit to repeal tho former law and onacl a now one in , accordance with tho judgment of the Court. JThis is tho decision which it is said must bo ro ivorsodby the revolution of tho Court. There |is not a lawyer of reputation in tho State who I does not consider that the opinion of tho 8u ; promo Court in that case was right, yet it is de -1 mantled that no person shall be elected Judgo of the Supremo Court who will-not agree before hand to decide all cases against the railroad cor porations, no matter what the law or the evi dence may bo ; and that a pledge to this action shall be given before tho election. Tho Sfc. Louis Democrat says: - What arc Judaea made elective for, If they arc not amenable In gomoway to public opinion? But, to. meet the question squarely, we believe It to bo the duty of the Judges, in a popular form of government,. to regulate thair judicial opinions, on groat public ques tions, by the welt-BctUcd convictions and opinions of the people. Judges wore made .elective, in tho first in stance, tbat'theif selection should bo withdrawn from party caucuses, and that tho people might triumph over caucus by electing an honest, in dependent judiciary. They wore not mode elec tive that they might ho chosen with reference to their opinions on county-seat questions, . nor as to the judgment they should render in tho caoos of Brown against Black, or Smith against Jones. As wo havo stated, the courts do not mako laws. They are In no sense legislators. They are governed by the Constitutions of tho country and of tho State, and by tho law of tho State. They .deter mine what tho law is as thoy find it, and apply it to tho ease before them. Public opinion and tho convictions of tho pooplo can, if directly applied, revolutionize tho Legislature, cliango Constitutions, and make tho law what thoy wish it to ho. When tliuy havo dono this, it will bo tho duty of tho courts to ndminiutor tho law a» it is made for them. But courts cannot amond Constitutions nor revolutionize the fundamental law; if thoy woro to do this, thoy would properly . bo treated as usurpers. Tho Bt. Louis Democrat says that tho ' Bred Scott caao is a well-known instance of'tho power of public opinion on tho judgmoo* of a court. In tho Bred Bcott case tho Snpttmo Court decided that tho plaintiff, being ir slave, was not qualified to bring an action la tho courts of tho United States. That was tho wholo decision 5 all tho rest was more political and partisan dictum. Even after tho War hod swoptislavory out of ex istence, tho RepublicamCongjcesa and,the Repub lican Legislatures of tho country thought it necessary, in order to moot tho decision in tho Bred Scott caso (which, by* tho way, has uovor boon reversed), to amond tbo Constitution by de claring persons who had boon slaves to be citi zens of tho United States. Tho samo paper further says: It is not altogether »n‘uuhoard-of thing for courts to remove tho oncl«nt Uuiimurka of tho law uud to re adjust tho limits of 'private rights und public duties to meet tho changes v'.uicU tako plscc lu society. Within tho last three inor.lhs tho Supremo Court of Illinois turned Us book »jpou all the precedents and took a new departure in tb .0 law of husband and wife, by declaring that a husbau d could nut bo sued for a tort of tho wife, Tho laws of> a froo country must be flexible, and wo think tho p eoplo have a perfect right to repudiate a judiciary* which hesiUtos to protect tho people from a groat wr j U g, simply because sotuo duet-covered prece dent st* auds'ln the way. In 1 tho case referred to, tho Court did not ro mov o tho landmarks of the law nor attempt to ror xljust private rights. Tho Legislature of tho p' Jtta. Uayiug chwjuod the law as Hutords tho THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1873. joint and separate liabilities of married persons, the Court gavb that law judicial enforcement. There may bo no objection to flexible laws, but a flexible court is a monstrosity. Of what possi ble use is a Legislature if the power of the courts is so flexible that they can make the law ■what they please,.and can change it at.any mo ment? And of what use is a court if it,ia to bo merely a register of the resolutions of public mootings? A flexible court, ia a monstrosity. With such a tribunal, private and public rights would lose all legal protection, and bo at the ‘mercy of any flexible Judge who might occupy the Bench. 'What tjio people want Is a court able to expound (Vie law, honest in Us judgment, and inflexible intita adherence to law and justice. \ / MUNICIPAL DEBTS OF ILLINOIS. /it Ib a malitcr of interest to tUo people of Illi nois to undotstandthat, while they havebeenpay ing taxes for many years to oxtricato tho Btato from its old debts, and aro now congratulating tbomsolToa that ibo Blato debt la practically paid, indebtedness in another form bos boon growing up with remarkable rapidity. Tho mu nicipal debt of this Btato, os near aa it can bo computed from tho somowhat imperfect statis tics, may bo thus stated llailroad-nid debts, Other dob la by cmmlica, Towan, School debts, Olty, including past debts, Total municipal debts. In 1670, tho taxation in tho State of Illinois was -ns follows t State, $3,020,031; county, $0,213,137; town, city, etc., $12,002,100. Total, $21,825,008. Theso figures nro furnished by-tho national census of 1870. Tbo Auditor of Illinois places tbo amount for tho same year at $10,840,- 833, but docs not inolndo city taxes. Tho Audi tor reports tho tax (excluding cities) in 1871 at $18,477,388. In 1872 this was increased to not less than $21,000,000, which, putting tho taxes for cities at $0,000,000, will make an aggrogato •of $27,000,0000f local taxes. Tiio financial situ ation, therefore, is, that wo owo a municipal debt of $37,700,000, and pay an annual tax of $27,000,000 for local purposes, including interest on those debts. Tbo provision of tbo Oonatitu tlon limiting tbo creation of municipal debts to 5 per centum of tho value of the taxable, property os assessed for Stato taxation was not adopted boo soon. Tho assessed valuation for Stato taxes In 1872 was $500,000,000. Our municipal debts .amount already to per cont of tho assessed vaftio of tho taxable property. Wo havo exceededtho constitutional limit by ono-balf. This is not tho case in all counties, cities, and towns; many of them have Uttlo orno dobt; but thoro are cases hi which tho debt exceeds 15 per cont of ibo value of tho property as assessed by taxa tion. Notwithstanding tide fact, there aro many communities in tbo Stato very rcstivo under tbo limitation. As tho limitation of tho debt to 5 per cont/of the.valuation is ab solute, there is now a combined offortto have tho valuation increased. By raising tho valua tion from $500,000,000 to $2,000,000,000, tbo present municipal debts throughout tbo Stato may bo increased to $100,000,000, and tYiat it will bo so increased is altogether probaU'o, so long os tho bonds can bo sold. Tho dobt of Cook County is at Us maximum; but wo ha\le no doubt that if tho eohomo of increasing tbio aa- Hossmont fourfold is carried out, thoro will bo no hesitation on tho part of our County Booed to sell $10,000,000 or $12,000,000 of bonds, and spend the money liberally. THE KANSAS HORROR. It Ims boon loffe for American front lor llfo to develop a story of crime moro hoariblo and more mysterious than any told in tliow fiction of which Mr. Thackeray's novel of “KJatborino” was a paraphrase. Tho adventures • told in tho biographies of Jack Sheppard and Dick Turpin; tho horrors thai Suo and tho old ir Dumas in vented to satisfy morbid appotitcia 5 tho blood curdling sketches evolved out of ‘jPoo’s abnor mal imagination; ibo staple ofJ tho "Dime Novels ” aud the weekly serials ; ptho traditions of tho sensational drama with the rway-sldo inn, with its trap-doors and its which peo ple have come to regard with thc> •iifigust that attends ascertained exaggeration, have all boon rendered possible by the Bysi’iomatio and prolonged butchery practised *by Iho Bonder family in Southeastern Kansas. TUI aeries of murders in tho Block Forest wind h Charles Roado utilised in one of Ids storing. and tbo slaughter which made Troppmanu’a na mo known throughout tho world, do not compaz oin point of pnro and unadulterated horror with*this case. Troppinann enticed away a sfmglo family on tbo pretext of discovering an inheritance, find mur ders all tho members of It, butt tho Bonders and their confederates lay in wait for all paople who happened to conio their way > and slaughtered them with tho prospects of small gain. Tho “ Chamber of Horrors” in Mmo. Tussoaud’a London collection of wax figu res doosmot, with all its hideous caricatures, pi ttuont so complete a picture of human dopra\ tity 00 has been traced to an isolated frontier settlement In La bette County, Kansas. Tho disappearance of Br. fork, a brother of Senator York, who exposed th ‘o Pomeroy bribery, caused tho Unit vigorous iuv sstlgatlou into tho cfttiKo of numerous similar I lißappoaroucos that had occurred in a section of li ana as not far from Independence. Dr. York was •, missed about tho middle of lust March, and, 1 iMhort time ago, feouatoc York organized a p arty to scour tho country in search of uomo i moo of him. Br. York was known to have taker 1 between Independence and Osago Wlsshm, and tho scouring party came across a house situated about half way between L'rum Crook and Big Hill, in a dismal wjxpanao of prairio-luAd. This howto was V& aort of half-way stopping place, combining •. a grocery and catiiig-houso, whore traveler)} usinC’ly halted for lunch.* Tho houso was kept by » a family named Bonder, consisting of tho old rat u and a yonngman, sold to bo father and son, , and an old woman and a young woman, said to no mother and daughter. Both couplos woro sup posed to bo married, but tho young woman* who professed to bo a'spiritualistic medium,., i*} toll fortunes and to euro diseases, had a bad -•roj.'uta liou in tho neighborhood. When tho object of Senator York's search became known to tho&‘> people, tho young man offered to avuist tho party, and tho young woman desired to tuako an appointment with BouatorYork, when, also prom ised, she would reveal tho manner of his brother’s disappearance through tho aid of tho spirits. Little attention was paid to those offers, and Senator York and his party went on. Thoy wore obliged to return at last without having * discovered any oluo to tho mysterious disappear- j anco. Senator York thon employed a detecuvo named Beers, who wont to work at tho case, i Aftor some days, Boers' attention was drawn 1 toi the Bonder house* nigh ytfwu ho rauU Uioi^hot found that It bad boon deserted. Tho whole family, warned by Senator York’s, search, had fled. Their absence Increased the, detective's suspicion. Search was instituted at ones, and traces of tho missing York were soon discovered. Tho ' first convincing evidence of foul play in ; tbo house was found when Boors lifted a trap-door in tho floor, and tho sickening stench, of decomposing remains came rushing through tho opening. This satisfied Boors that Dr. York hod mot with a violent -death on those promises, and ho prosecuted his search still fur ther,. A patch of ground at tho book of tho house had boon newly plowed over, .and Boors carefully examined it in search of a disturbance or sub-soil. Having found a spot which looked, as though earth bad boon thrown op, bo took a wagon-rod, plunged it in tho ground, and, at a depth of about four foot, it piorood what was subsequently found to bo tbo remains of -a human body. Mon woro sot to work to dig, aud a body was found, wbioh was subsequently iden tified as that of Dr. Yorki Tho finding of York’s body - Induced a search for others, which resulted in tho finding of nine bodies in oil, several of which woro identified os those of parsons who had suddenly and myste riously disappeared within a few months book. It was discovered that thoro hod boon a regular system of burial. Each body had boon deposited near a tree, which was then pruned in a manner to indicate that one burial had been made in that spot, so that thoro would bo no danger of dig ging a grave whore ono body already rested. This systematic arrangement showed that tho murderers seriously aud deliberately counted upon . filling up tho patch of ground with corpses, making a church-yard without a church, a comotory without a tomb. . The bodies woro all deposited after a regular system,—tho right arm folded across tho breast and tho loft stretched down at the side. Thoro was a dispo sition to economize ground, as if it was feared that tho burial-place would not accommodate'all tho victims, for eomoof tho bodies woro placed' on tho side in narrow ditches, and some doubled up in a squatting position. Three moro bodies wore discovered day before yesterday, making twelve in all. Tho search still continues, and-it la impossible to say how many moro may bb brought to light. : Tho wounds on tho head, which are identified in all tho bodies that have boon unearthed, and the arrangement of tho house, havo indicated .$13,593,058 . 6,307,008 . 473,523 . 810,000 . 17,000,000 .$37,090,784 tho manner in which tho victims mot their death. They wore all travelers who stopped at tho houso for refreshments. They woro seated at a table in tho back room, near.which hung a curtain. Ono or moro persons, whether znalo or female, woro concealed behind this curtain, and struck tfao traveler on tho bock of tho head with a ham mer. Tho victim was thou seized and dragged to tho trap-door, his throat was out, and tho body was dropped into tbo collar below, whore it was allowed to remain until night came, It was then taken out and hurled without attract- ing attention. All tho bodies woro marked in the same manner, except that of a little girl who had accompanied her.father, and who is supposed to havo boon thrown into tho grave while alive,' as her body shows no marks of violence. Tho uppils of tho Bonder family, en gaged in this traflio In human lives, must havo boon small, as none of tbo murdered travelers are known to havo had any considerable money with them. It is supposed, however, that tho Berniers had confederates posted along tho road to inform them of favorable opportunities, and many arrests havo already been made. Tho Bonder family, tho two women and two mon, es caped, and havo not yotboon apprehended. Tho detective, Boors, had tracked them to St. Louis at lost accounts, and it is not probable that they will be harbored In any quarter of tho globe. BEAD-HEADS AND DEAD-BEATS. Ono B. P. Camp,—who, if tho chargoa against him aro true, should havo ono moro letter in his namo, —has brought a libol suit against Mr. Whltolaw Reid, of tho Now York Tribune, tho process having boon served upon that gentle man with extreme indecency, while ho was in Washington, os ono of the pall-bearers of tho late. Chief Justice of the United States. Tho man Camp, it appears, was at ono time a small stockholder In tho New York'•Tri&w«V was ac quainted with Mr. Greeley, and bad some letters from him. It is alleged that bo boa boon in tho habit of representing himself as connected with the Tribune, and, upon tbo strength of this rep resentation, has been procuring free passes upon rail roads, free living at hotels, free admissions to all kinds of places of amusement, and has used Mr. Greeley’s name in various ways to procure influence. Ho persisted, it is said, in this spe cies of doad-boading until it became injuri ous both to tbo paper t and its editors. Accord ingly, an article was printed in tbo Tnlune, not long since, entitled “ Of Frauds and Free Bassos,” which was intended to put tbo public on its guard against tbo man Camp, os tbo paper clearly bad a right to do, if bo was obtain ing privileges under false pretenses; It is not likely that the suit will over como to trial. If it should, it will afford an opportunity to Mr. Reid and tbo Tribune Company to publicly ventilate tbo potty tricks and deceits by which swindlers and dead-beats obtain influence, froo living, money, and other valuable considerations, by representing themselves os connected with news papers, and to confer a positive benefit upon tho whole community, as well as upon tbo profession of journalism, which suffer alike from tbo Im position of those scamps. In almost every com munity there are men who, too lazy to work, de liberately contrive and plan to secure a liveli hood by tbolr wits, and to spongo their living out o! the community by sharp tricks and ingenious swindles which barely escape coming within tbo province of the criminal law. Tbo newspaper is tbo most com mon moans employed by those swindlers to com pass their ends. By false representations, they avail themselves of certain privileges andimmu-. nitios allowed to newspapers to eke out a very handsome living, rarely stopping in ono place any length of time, but changing tbolr scone of action before their tricks are discovered. The hotel Is most frequently tbo victim. No respect able city, daily allows auy of its employes to accept tbo hospitality of a hotel, and most hotel keepers know of this fact; but in every city, and all through tbo rural towns of tho. country, . there ore papers whose editors expect to havo receipted billu handed them upon pain of levy ing » eort of potty blackmail‘f ouoha favor la

„o,t extended. This practice alforda a flue flola 1 of operation for thcao doad-hoale, and l*hey Improve it. Oporatlo, theatrical, and olrouox managora aro poatorod with them. U'ho onindlff rarely ropreaonta hlmeolf from the olty where tho troupe may happen to bo performing, lie genera Uy hallo from tho city whloh la next In their roulo,\ and tho manager dooe not wlohto offend tho of that place. Having no mean, of Ifltmhflnatnyn. he yield. (Q ImpotlUfla, Railroad companies aro moro adroit in tholrman agomout‘of’tbo pass business; but ovon tho sntartest of tbom aro sometimes victimized. The practices of thoso dead-beats aro not confined to railroads, hotels, and places of amusement. Thb morcantllo community la also, exposed to their tricks, In largo cities, whoro tho employes of a newspaper may not bo very widely known, and wboro tboy carry on tboir operations by moans of forged orders. All men who live by tboir wits, who aro not content to earn a living as honest (men do, and who prey upon tho community by all manner of disreputable devices, are publio nuisances, but tho greatest npiaauco of all la tho newspaper. dead-beat. If, tbo libel suit against tho Now York Tribune shall oxpono their prac tices and placo tbo community moro thoroughly upon its guard, Itwlll subserve a very impor tant purpose, and go far towards breaking up tho systematic swindling of thoso clwvalicra d'industric. At tho same time, publio corpora tions havo tho power in their own hands to stop it utterly, it they would. Lot them refuse to extend complimentary privileges to anybody, and tho eoorco of supply is at onoo out off. Tho Union Pacific Road has set a very good ex ample In cutting off from its froo list all persons oxcopt tho President of tho United States. It would havo boon still bolter If they had oat him off too, slnco It Is difficult to boo why a President should rido gratis any moro than a Congressman, or why tho President, with a salary of $50,000 a year, should havo a pass, and tbo farmer, who pays extortionate prices for ship ping bis grain ovor tbo road, should be compelled to pay full faro. Public corporations would have tho support of all respectable newspapers in any measures whioh would "put an end to tbo dead head business. It would, bo for tbo ultimate benefit of tbo corporations tbomsolvoa to do so. It would be for tbo bonoflt of newspapers. It wonld establish a mutual condition of independ ence which could only havo tho most beneficial results. Best of all, per haps, it would broak up an organized system of imposition, which is practised all ovor tho coun try. Wo do not know whether this man Camp is guilty or not of tho practices alleged against him. It is not very likely, however, that tho New York. Trib unc would havo exposed lilm in the manner in which it did unless there, had boon some grounds for their charges. In any event, should the case come to trial, it is to bo hoped that Mr. Hold will defend his case with such vigor that it may sot the matter before' tho country in its proper bearings, and help to rid tho newspaper press of tho impositions of thoso posts, if not to break up the dead-head system entirely. NOTES AND OPINION. In tho Second District of Illinois, tho lawyers have nominated John Bcholflold (Democrat), of Marshall, Clark County, for Judge of tho Supremo Court, vice Thornton, resigned; and a Farmers’ Convention is called at Etlingham May 23,, The call recites that— Id this Judicial content tho railroads have challenged us io tho field. The Hon. John Scholflold is a very nhlo gentleman, but his every Interest and sympathy U .with the railroads and against the pooplo. . . Wo oak nothing but “ equal and exact Justice to all, gpteial pricilegei'to non**” Can wo lay aside nil political feel ing, and incut tu one common interest for a common cause? or will wo meekly submit to continue tho tools and dupes of smooth-touguod, flattering, corrupt poli ticians 7 ' The OarlinvlUo Democrat save: It is beginning to bo Infilovcd that lawyers aro not • tbo only class of pooplo who have on intercut in tho election of Judges. Mr. Schofield states, It Is true, that ho “ would not bo tho candidate of any party, clique, or classbut, wliilo that sounds very prolty, U It not nbout tlmo that tho great agricultural and pro ducing interests of tho Statu were demanding somo rec ognition aa a “doss "? Wo shall abide tho action of tho Farmers' Convention. —lu Maine, tbo Republican State Convention moots at Bangor, Juno 19, and Ikoro Is a general cloeiro to bring out ox-Qov. Edward Kent, after au interval of llilrty-tUroo years. In 1810, it will bo remembered, “Maine wont, boll-bent, for Qov. Kent." Nathan A. Farwoll, of Rockland, who served in tho Senate a few months while Fessenden was in tho Treasury, withdraws in fa vor of Kent. —Henry A. Wise, as tho Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia, is seriously talked of. This, and Don Butler for Governor of Massa chusetts, will bo “ glory ouough for one year,” — l The Rockford (111.) Register says tbo Chica go & Northwestern and tho Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Companies “ have burled tho wor ,hatchet —in tbo head of tho public I” - —lt was some time ago announced that Sena- tor Morton would address bin follow-citizens at Indianapolis on 11 tbo questions now agitating tbo public mind; ” and yet tbo speech has not como off, nor is there any further motrtlou made of it. , By the Republican County Convention at Ur bans, Ohio, May 10 : Jlaoltwl, That tho growing railroad monopolies of tho country- ought: to.'be -checked, aud wo hereby pledge ourselves as a party to chock, restrain, and. regulate them. - Jtuolctd, That as Republicans wo condemn tho Iniquitous “ back-salary grub ” of tho lato Congress, and we regard It our duty to bury, politically, every man, high or low, who gave It any alii, countenance, or support; and wo hereby pledge ourselves never to support any man for public olllco who voted for, or took the salary after ho had voted against it. JUsotvfd, That wo demand of our' Senators and Representatives In Congress that they use their Influ ence and voles' for tho repeal of tho law under which this steal was perpetrated. —With the preliminary remark' that Nortb wostpru.lowa is Republican by rather moro tbau ft two-fnirdq vote, and that nowhere else in tbo State has tbo party-lash boon need more tyran nically, we quote from tbo Botnars Sentinel: Good yob Judos Olxveb.—Our worthy Circuit Jndgo, having been appealed to In tbo case of tbo Osceola County swindlers, among other things gives some excellent advice, which Is wholesome reading for those limes. Ho says: “ In conclusion, however, permit mo to suggest that, so long as the people place scoundrels in otflee, they will find tho courts, however well-disposed, often inad equate for their protection. A strict and determined surveillance over their actions, with such prompt ac tion by tho public os will render it unpleasant, If not unwholesome, for swindlers to Uvo among you, Is tho surest and safest means of preserving you from a con tinued and ruinous repetition of tboso outrages which have In tho past dlsgraocdKorlbwostorn lowa, and put decency to the blush throughout tho {flute.’* —Tbo FVccnifm, at Moutpolier, Vt., io the newspaper-property of Cougroußmon Willard, who, having refunded bla own extra pay, nays; Wo hope sincerely that, as soon os tho next Legisla ture of our State shall moot, a bill will bo passed dl rooting tbs State Treasurer to return tbo four thousand and odd dollars of the salary grab turned overlo him by tbo Hon. Justin B. Morrill. Wo believe that will bo done,. Jf the sum Is accepted and placed with the funds of tbo Htuto, every citizen is made a sharer, will he nlll ho, in tho coolest and most audacious theft of the ago. Aro any Ponatora and Representatives watting for “this storm to blow over?” —lf occasions no surprise that Roscoo Conk ling (salary-grabber) should bo seriously named for Chief Justice of tbo. United States; prthat Timothy 0. llowo (salary-grabber) should aspiro to tbo same high office; or that John A. Bing ham (salary-grabber) should oxpoofc to bo mado Minister to St. I’etorsburg; or that Cornelius Colo (salary-grabber) pbouhj fvwait some high appointment,—because tbo appoint ing power is Ulysses 6. Grant, salary-grabber. And tbo people won’t bowl auy moro at what ever tbo salary-grabbers may do for ono an other or among themselves. Tho people will bring all pf ’em down by tho run, presently, and all at once, —l?ranlilln County, Kan., gavo Grant 1,C83 votes and Greeley 164. Tho farmera' movement hju ajrfltwly enrolled, (n that county, over 700 voters. —lt hardly aeoma possible that a whole paoplo who have oomo to realize Die enormous burdens they aro carrying, and to clearly understand the fearful evils of the present system, can aotlle back Into tho old waye and abandon tho agitation without discovering and opplylng eomo remedy. —indtotmpolftf Journal. —At no time more than now, slnco wo woro roooitnU«dftß ft flell-gOYerniug poodle, has hq much attention hcon directed to Iho power of legislative bodies to make appropriations of nibllo money. Tho instances of reckless ueo of .bis power, ao In voting back-pay to Congress men, and the introduction of now matter into an appropriation bill by a committee of conference, In‘direct violation of legislative rules, show that legislators - have reached a point whore thdy can make bold lb defy public opinion, and It will not require a long step to place them whore they can utterly Ignore all parliamentary rules and constithtlotialroqulromoiils. if tho poo do tamely and unwisely submit to the usnrpa ,lon of power. This unlimited power Is now only being appreciated by the people, as they behold tho fearful extremes to which It Is being pushed by reckless and desperate men, and hence tbo general demand for a radical change. Who will take tho load In securing it P— Harrisburg (Pa.) Stale Journal. —Tho people of Nobraskahavo been peculiarly unfortunate in the selection of their public ser vants, and tho lime has . come when this class will bo made to r undorstand that they will bo bold rigidly responsible for their acts. —Omaha Bed —Joslab W. Bogolo, of Flint, Mloh., is In trouble. To bo more definite, Joslab has boon arrested for stealing. Ho has been cutting down and carrying off some 400,000 foot of lum ber from Government lands In Lapeer County, and a United States timber-agent has taken blm Into custody. D.pea tbo reader inquire/What of it? Nothing,—only Joslab W. Bogolo is Repre sentative in tho Congress of tbo united States from tbo Sixth District of Michigan.— Spring* field Republican. —Van Tramp—so says tbo Columbns Journal, —has taken tho book-pay. Wo don’t know how it is in tho Democratic Fairfield district, but up hero - In Ohoosodom, where stealing is criminal, that-would bo tho last “ tramp” ho would bo permitted to play— Cleveland Herald. — l Tho Hon. W, 0. Holman, of this State, has taken some credit to himself for voting against the salary grab, but a sickening- suspicion pre vails in his District that bo has drawn tho money. Holman Is one of tho readiest men in Congress to speak on most subjects, and par ticularly oh questions of economy, but just now bo is painfully silent, Toll tbo truth, William ; bavoyou drawn tho money, or not ?— lndianapo - Us Journal. 1 — l The groat majority of Congressmen are not afflicted by any qualms of conscience, much loss’ touched by n sense of official decency. Tnoao of them who openly defend tho steal say that by tho time the next election comes around people will have forgotten all about It, and they will not lose a hundred votes on account of it. Was/unofon Press Telegram. —Sir. Boynton of tho Cincinnati Gazette oasorta, as a fact within hla knowledge and susceptible of proof, that Simon Oatnoron only obtained his election to the Foreign Affairs Chairmanship upon tbo distinct un derstanding that ho was Immediately to resign; that the caucus would never have dreamed of putting him in that place as a Arturo.—itejm&ftam Exchange. This is a little too thin. Even so strong a man as Morton was unablo to obtain the sup port of a majority of tho members of that mem orable caucus which deposed Stunner to znako way for Cameron. But, allowing tho above as sertions to bo trao, how was it that tho Repub lican caucus tills last session again mado Cam- eron tho Chairman of this responsible Commit tee ? And this same Cameron is ono of tho dis- tinguished four Chairman whoso medallions aro to bo placed in tho panels of’ tho door to tho room of tho Foreign Eolations Committee. —Tho Chicago organ which says. “ Tho Now York Tribune Is very severe upon tho Govern ment for its persecution of Phelps, Dodge & Co., incompolllng them to pay their rovonno de ficiencies,” and that 11 it looks upon tho Ann as martyrs to a tyrannical Government, and upon all tho Federal officers who hud to do with, tho case ns blackmailers of tho first degree,” “ all because they (Phelps, Dodgo & Co.) voted for Horace urooloy for President ”—fol lows its instincts as an organ and illustrates tho breadth and catholicity of its views. Had the editor known that tho head of tho house was a loading Grant man, that ho contributed $25,000 to tho defeat of Air. Gree ley, that every member of tho firm opposed Mr. Greeley, and that some of them woro quite ac tive in’the attempt to change the character and management of tho Tribune, somo months ago, ho would havo boon spared tho inccmvonionco— if it was any—of malting an ass of himself. Still, perhaps, it was Just as woll. 110 would havo found something olso to do it on if not that.—iVeio York Tribune. , AMUSEMENTS. ACADEMY OF MDSIO. Tho excellent reputation borne by Mr, Josh Hart’s Theatre Oomitjuo Combination In New York—whore, it la said, Mr. Hart’s financial suc cess was greater last season than that of any other Now York manager—proves to have boon woll deserved. Tho engagement in Chicago be gan at the Academy of MuoU’tm Monday night to a densely-crowded bouse, and tho attendance last evening showed little, if any, falling off. Tho variety afforded by ibis class of entertainment renders it peculiarly popular when represented by superior performers under skillful aud Judi cious management, as is the case with tho' Theatre Comiquo Combination. An admirable feature of tho performance is the clock-work regularity and rapidity with which it progresses, each act succeeding tho other without loss of time, so that a vast amount of amusement is .afforded in an evening. In this and all other essential respects, thorough organization is shown. It would bo singular if a company of its numerical strength did not embrace individual instances of mediocrity. Such instances exist, but they aro largely overbalanced by those of signal and distinctive superiority. Included in tho last-named category may bo mentioned tho various acts of Harrigan and Hart, who ore too well known aud too much admired in .Chicago to need other comment than to say that they havo improved since their, last ap- Jioaranco hero; John Queen’s eccentric and. aughablo “Charcoal;” “Take It, and Don’t Take It," by Messrs. Frank Koras ami John Wild; “Pompoy’s Patients,” by John Hart, John Wild, ami others; Miss Kitty O’Neil’s ex tremely-beautiful and artistic Jig dancing; tbo “ Morning Glorioo,” by Frank, items and John Queen; v and tho concluding farce, “ One, Two, Throe," by John Wild, Frank Items, oto. All. those help to mako up an entertainment tho equal of which has scarcely been given hereto fore in Chicago. Of Miss Jounlo Hughes it is sufficient to say that a favorable impression of her vocal powers was not produced by her. ron •dedng oi the ballad, Fair KU-fa-bor-noo" (lUllamoy). A showy wardrobe and an attiact ivo person seem to constitute the major portion of Miss Hughes’ vocal culture. A matinoo per formance will bo given to-day. ANNOUNCEMENTS. Mr. Edwin Adams appears this evening in his favorite role of Rover In “Wild Oats, ,T at Mc- Viokor’s Theatre* , Tho popularity of “ ttlsks,” is attested by con tinued largo attendance at Hooloy’s. It will be played at to-day's matinee. At Aiken’s, tho Bah Francisco Minstrels are pleasing fine audiences. Tho Hodge Club hon ored tho entertainment by their presence last evening, and will similarly favor the Academy of Music to-night. ■ , “Had Dickov,” with a strong cast selected from among the members of the ICitty Blanchard. Burlesque Combination, and with now songs aud dances, supplies the papular demand for bur lesque at Jlyoro’ Opera House. Prof. Vauok gives but four more poiformaucos at tho Amphitheatre. Not to havo soon him is hot to have seen one of tho greatest of living illusionists. All of his tricks are now and artis tic, the decapitation act being ho awfully realis tic as to shook the bluntest sensibilities. Adam Eorepangb’s mammoth aggregation of menagerie, museum, and circus. at tho corner of M'adiHou and Elizabeth streets, was visited yesterday by upwards of 15,000 people. American UallwnyJTlaMcr mechanics’ Association* Baltimohe, May 10.—Tho sixth annual session of tho American Hallway Master Mechanics’ As sociation commenced this morning, 11. M. Brit ton, President, In tho Chair, Seventy-eight members wore present. Tho proceedings of the last Convention, hold in Bostpn, woro presented and approved. Seventeen now members signed tho Constitution. The President announced that the Committee of Hccoption last year hud pre sented the Association with $3,000, which had boon placed at interest. The Committee on Boiler Incrustations was continued. A resolution was adopted acknowledging the services of Prof. J. A. Sowell, of tho Normal University. Illinois, in analyzing water, and pro viding for nis compensation. N. E. Chapman, of tho Cleveland it Pitts burgh Hailroad, Vice-President of tho Associa tion made a report on accepting Invitations. Tho programme was adopted as follows : For Tues day afternoon an excursion to Annapolis, and Visit to tho Naval School { Wednesday afternoon, visit to Druid Hill Park ; Thursday afternoon, visit to Mount Olaro works. Baltimore & Ohio Hailroad; Friday, excursion to Washington City; o’clock a. m. via Gettysburg, thence to Now York and partake of a banquet in tho evening. Tho report of tho Committee on tho compara tive value of anthracite and bituminous coni and wood for generating steam was road and dis cussed with particular reference to the host plan of using hard or soft coal. Tho Convention then adjourned until to-morrow morning. After roll-call a number of* members entered tbo hall, making about 180 present, representing all tho most important railroads m tho United States and Canada. WALL STREET. Review of tlio ITToncy, Gold, Stock* and Produce market* Proposed Railroad Combination. Special DUvateh to The Chicago Tribune, New York, Stay 18.—Affairs in Wall street have boon very quiet. AU the markets .woro dull, and speculation, la view of tho conflicting rumors from Europe, has become unsatisfactory and uncertain. The pressure by tho hoars upon tbo stock market appears to havo ceased for Iho time, and tho abundant offerings of money about fl p. m. at 8 per cent naturally stimulated prices, though closing negotiations wore affected at G@o percent; THIS (SOLI) MARKET was very dull, though steady this afternoon, but tho business wos*greatly restricted, all of tho fluctuations having boon recorded between 117% @117%. Tho Gold-Room was thinly attended! and speculation subsided at an early hour. GOVERNMENT EONDH woro & triflo weak at tho afternoon call, and lower prices were established. Tho principal cause of the decline was tho heavier tone of gold, added to tho foot that tho Gorman bankers woro not active purchasers, and tho dullness was also depressing. Tho decline ranged from % to % per cent. TOR STOCK MARKET was qnlet at tho Second Board, and prices nearly stagnant. After 2 o’clock an upward move ment was inaugurated, hut there was a notice able indisposition to deal, notwithstanding the fact that money was in abundant supply at 3 to 6 per cent. Tho total sales between 12 and 8 o’clock amounted to 35,850 shares; Western Union recording 9,400, Lake Shoro C,900, Erio , 6,000, Pacino Mall -2,’800, Chios, 1,800, Columbus, Cincinnati Indiana Central 1,600, Union Pacific 1,400, Rock Island 1,000, Now York Central 800, Wabash 000, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western 800, Atlantic and Pacific preferred 800, and Boston, Hartford & Erio 200. STOLEN SECURITIES. A number of prominent bankers hero mention the facility with which stolon securities can bo disposed of asonooftho main. Inducements to the frequent thefts of bonds and stocks. An Im mense amount of our securities aro hold in Eu rope, and havo a regular market thoro, so that a thief duds it easy to iako or send bis booty to London or Frankfort, and thoro dispose of it at fall valuo. It Is sug gested that a Joint agency, embracing tho ex changes of London, Paris, Frankfort, and Now York, using proper means for giving prompt publicity to missing securities, would go very for towards depriving tho bond-thiovos of a mar* kot for disposing of thoir plunder. PROI’OSKD RAILROAD consolidation. A now scheme is Said to bo on foot to unite the fortunes of tho Erie and Great Western Rail roads. - A prominent Wall street capi talist, who knows all about it, ifl represented as saying: “ At tho Present time, James McHenry has propositions rom other roads than Erie, and is In a strong position to-day ; but what ho realty wants is to mako a fair working arrangement with tho Erie Rood. This will give tho Erie a clear broad gaugo connection of 1,200 miles, besides ether connections. Should the Erie rofnse Ibis con nection, McHenry will naturally withdraw his support from Erio, and decline to lino his influ ence In raising money for it in the London mar ket, and Erio, having no credit hero or abroad, would go into bankruptcy.” BREADSTUFFS, Flour is fairly active for grades under $7.76. Other kinds hold with increased confidence. At tho closo thoro is a good demand for tho low grades. Those aro scarce and higher. Tho sales are: 12,000 brls at $fU6@6.5U for superfine Stato and Western ; $7.20@7.50 for extra Btfltos $7.10@7.30 for Western shipping extra; $7.33 @7.60 for extra round hoop: Ohio shipping; $7,70@8.25 for trddo and family brands: 8.16@ 12.00 for common to choice extra St. Louis. provisions. The market for pork is Intensely dull, and thoro woro few sellers at 818.00, bnt $17.60 is tho best figure offered for round lots, and no business w&a reported either in contract, stock, or spot. Out meats were inaotlvd", and the gen eral market showed signs of a weakening ten dency. Bellies declined, and would not bring over 10c for light weights boxed; loose in bulk hold at B#@9>tfo. Hams move slow, and difficult to sell at for city pickled, and ll@l2J£o for Western tioroed. Dry salted shoulders are steady, but trade is light at 7>£o. City pickled aro in fait demand, and 10,000 lbs sola at 7%a. .Smoked moats are quiet, at for hams, and @9o for shoulders. Middles continue dull and Irregular, and are quoted at for long clqar, and 9),fc for short clear. Lard is steady, aud a firmer tone is noted; Western steam on tho spot sold at 9%0. Contract stock was in fail request, and transactions woro largely in Juno delivery at 0 7-IGo. City was a triflo off and weak, at 90. . MADISON. A Prominent Heal Estate Operator Takes French Lonvo Without Con- Biilting Ellis Creditors •• A Fonmlo Doctor Declared Insane* Special DUpateh to The Chicago Tribune, Madison, Win., ‘ May 33.—What has boon com mon talk hero for several days, but the publica tion of which has boon suppressed by request of Interested parties, is now elaborated In the pa pers, viz: The running away of Jacob Lonz, for nearly a score of years engaged in variout business operations boro, and, while possess ing the unbounded confidence of the public generally, and especially his foJlow-Gormans, cheating them egrcglously. especially lo titles of property sola. Some Chicago ,mon are among the creditors, a meeting of whom is called for May 30, and a Chicago firm was first to commence proceedings in bankruptcy. Mr, Lonz is known to have carried off several thou sand dollars with him, leaving little for his family, and very small assets for bis unsecured creditors, of whom there are several scores. His whereabouts is unknown. Mrs. Anna li. Ott, a well known Gorman doci tress hero, long regarded as crazy, has become so troublesome to her family and tho community that she has been , scut to tho Hospital for tho Insane. JANESVILLE. Criminals Sentenced--Other Court {Unitors* Special JHepatch to The Chicago TVibune. Janesville, Wia., May 13.—Tho following criminals woro sentenced by Judgo Conor, in tho Circuit Court, just boforo bis departure for Milwaukee v William E. Hart, for forging J. 0. Sloan’s nnmo to an order on It. B. Boatwick for n suit of clothes ; two years In tho Stato Prison. Nathaniel Dardo, for burglary, trans ferred from Waukesha County; one year in tho State Prison. Tho case of the State against Miller for bas tardy-will probably bo tried to-morrow. It la tho only oqso in tho criminal calendar to bo tried ibis term. George Barrett, under indictment for killing bis brother, has taken a change of vouuo to Walworth County, whoro it is thought ho will be tried next September. Judgo Small, of Milwaukee, presides over the Court, i mysterious lUurdor In Cotlnr Rapid** Special Dispatch to The Chkana IViftun*. Oedau Harms, la., May 13.—Tho lower port of this city was thrown into a state of oxclto meat lost night by a report of murder being committed. A. Bohemian named Mnslua reports that ho saw a man at tho foot of hln bod, and asked what was wanted. The only answer ho got was a shot being tired, striking his wife in tho head and killing her instantly. Tho murder or escaped, and the man can give no description of him. The affair is shrouded in mystery. Now Vork legislature* Aliuny, N. Y., May 18.—In tho Assembly, a concurrent resolution was adopted requesting the Governor to correspond witli tho authorities at Washington as to tho salo of captured cannon at Watorvliob Arsenal, and to soouro, by pur chase or otherwise, such trophies as ho may think proper to preserve to tho Stale of Neff York. A Scaffold Fulls, Killing Four Iversons# Macon, (la,. May 18.—A scaffold at tho Moroor University building fell this afternoon, prooipi* tatlng four workmen to tho ground, a distance of uovonty fool. John Kan, of Philadelphia, any James Qlabor, of Chicago, wore killed; W. E. Q Proctor and Bon White, colored, woro fatally aud Ed JIoIL aolnred, eorlously* tainted*

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