Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 19, 1873, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 19, 1873 Page 1
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TOLUME 26. NEW PUBLICATIONS. THE GALAXY. THE JUNE NO. USTO’W IR E .A. ID Y . CONTENTS: IKON GAMBETTA. Bj Joatln McCarthy. 6BLAKSPEARE. By Mary TL Veil* Pampelly. THE WETHEREH AFFAIR; By. J.W. DeFor- THE VALUE OF. LIFE. By Titus Munson Co&n. •A DAY OF. MEMORIES. ByO. P. Ctanch. THE SWEETHEART OF 31. BRISEUX. By H. James, *or. THE KISS.. By Jolla O. E. Dorr. “LIFE ON THE PLAINS. By Genera! G. A. Coster. PERISHED. By Mary L. Ritter. A VAGABOND HEROINE. By Mrs. Annie Hd- wards. .EXHILARATIONS OF THE HOAD. Br John Burroughs... - - CONSTANCY. B f G. F. M. GASCON STORIES. I. The Moos and the Cows, 11. La Ramut's Knapsack. ASSOCIATION. By Emily E. Ford. A FOURFOLD ALIBI. By W. L Alden. -DOWN IN THE MEADOW. By Ebea K. Kcrford. THE MAN WITH THE IRON MASK. ■ His tory and soumos or the Alxbteex. - By James F. Moline. SPRINGS. By Charlotte F. Bate*. DRIFT-WOOD. By Philip Qulllbot. SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY s CURRENT LITERATURE. THE GALAXY CLUB-ROOM. NEBULAE. By the Editor. PRICE, 35 CTS. PER NUMBER. Subscription price St per year. SHELDON & COMPANY, 677 Broadway, R~. Y. DRY GOODS. SIMPSON, NOUWELL & CO. 79 AND 81 STATE-ST., Have in Stock a Full Line of their-Celebrated Double-warp “Invincible” - Blati Alpacas M Pro Molairs. Also their “Di®3.” BM of Biiantios, which they will offer this Monday Morning at EXTMOEDEJARY LOW PEEOES. 79 and 81 State-st., between Randolph, and Washington. The ■Old Location. TO BENT. OFFICES. A few Very Desirable Offices are offered for rent in the Trib une Building. Single or in suites. Witn and without Vaults. English Tile Floors through out tiie Building. Elevator running during all business hours. These Offices are not equaled in the city. The best for all classes of business requiring a central lo- cation. W. C. DOW, Room 21 Tribune Building. LAKE NAVIGATION. GOODRICH’S STEAMERS Por Eadne, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, etc., daily, Sundays excepted, 9a. m. Saturday Excur sion Boat for Jlilwankee, etc., do’nt leave un tilß p.m. For Grand Haven, Grand Bapids, Muskegon, Spring lake, Froitport, Manistee, etc., daily, Sundays excepted, 7 p. m, For St- Joseph and Benton Harbor, Tuesday Thursday, and Saturday, 11 p. m. For Green Bay, Menominee, Oconto, and inter mediate ports, tri-weekly. 7 p. m. STOCKHOLDERS’ MEETINGS. omens op l CMcaio,UiM&Faic RAILROAD COMPANY. ‘ . April 25. 1873. The sauna! meeting of the Stockholders of tbe Chicago, Sock Island A Pacific Bailroad Company, for tbe election of Directors, pursuant to law, and the transaction of such other basinets aa may como before them, will bo held at the office of the Company, in the City of Chicago, on Wednesday, the 4th day of Jane next, at 11 o’clock a. xn. _ JOHN F. TRACY, President. F. IL TOWS, Secretary. Stockholders’ Meeting. -I’Otioeh hereby given that the annual meeting of tbe otockholdenofCfalcago South Branch Dock Company, for the election of Directors of said Company, will be held office of raid Company, No. 523 Wabasn-a?., in the of Chicago, at 10 a. m., D. __§gcretary of Chicago South Branch Dock Oompanj._ WANTED. LIFE INSURANCE SOLICITORS. John I, D. Brlitol, General Agent of the Old United Btftei Life Incdraneo Company, 166 Washlngton-it., de •Jf® 1 to contract with twenty experienced solicitor* for Best brokerage, with an additional cash sd for renewals from’ my own pocket. No " guaran “ salary men” need apply* mil suspend soliciting and be at office all day Wed«o** day. ___ OPENING. GRAND OPENING OF ‘ C. MARAN^sI. Monday. Mx* ic „ business card. J. XL W. JONES, ststiDnsr, Printer, ana eml book HannlactniEr, Nos. 104 and IC6 Madison-st. CHENEY BROTHEES, ;, Silk Manufacturers, Wills at Hartford and South Manchester, Connecticut, SALESROOMS, 4778E00ME-ST.,N.Y. Have now opened a store in NTew York, ex* clusively for the sale of goods of their - own manufacture, consisting of Dress Silks, ■ Black, Colored, and Striped Gros Grains,. Parasol Silks, in all shades and ■ widths. Marcellines and Florentines. Foulards, all colors and grades, for.Hat, Cap, and Fur Dinings, and Millinery Purposes; Black and Colored Gros Grain ■ Ribbons. Sash Ribbons and Belts. Machine Twist and Sewing Silk. Trams, Organzines, and Fine Patent Spun Silks, for Silk Mixture Woolens. Particular attention will be paid to orders for any special Idnda of Silk used by manu facturers, either in woven fabrics or silk in the skein or on spools. WATCHES. JEWELRY, &o. AT COST! I will seU my whole stock of WATCHES, CHAIN’S, JEWELRY, and SILVER-PLATED WARE, COST 2 Eor the next twenty days, prepara tory to removal to my ELEGANT NEW STORE, 183,185 and 187 Wa bash-av. A. H. MILLER, 176 State-st anfl 42 Vest Mison-sl REAX< ESTATE. JACOB G. MAGILL, REAL ESTATE, 81 & 83 CLARK-ST. Acres, KEouses,. . XjO-ts . We bare a long Hit of acre property, dwellings, and lota. Acres to exchange for residence*: alio residences for acres. See list in lor sale column of Sunday Tribune. FOR SALE. Lots and Blocks in vicinity of new oar works of C. & N. W. R. W. Co., onKSnziejFulton, Lake, and other streets. Easy terms of payment. Trains leave Wells-st. Depot every day (except Sunday) at 7:30 a. m. and 12 m., stopping at oar works. J. D. HARVEY, 174 LaSalle-st. (POE SALE. Twenty-five Acres Wett of and adjoining the city. in N. E. 24 of See. 23, 38, 18. on easy term*. - WM. 0. DOW, Boom 31, Tribune B nil ding. HiilM Pari Biflii Go,. Office 153 MONBOE-ST., Boom 4, Kent’s Building. Homes and Lota for tale on easy terms, • FRANK P. HAWKINS. Agent. REMOVAL. BEMOYAL. ANDREW BROWN, WHOLESALE DEALER IN Beef, Pork, Lard, SMOKED BEEF, HAMS, Tongues, Tripe, & Pig's Feet, TO OLD LOCATION, 101 South Water-st., Chicago. Trying-House. 8. W. corner Eighteenth nnd_Oroyg-«to. FINANCIAL. LTJNT, PRESTON & KEAN, BAKTSBinS' SOUTH BIDE, I ■ WEST SIDE, 157 aid 159 Lasalle-st icor. HalstM tc EanMpli-sts. Hankins in all its branches. ,_ ' . Foreign Exchange and Travelers* Credits,. CHARLES B. BROWER, PIERCE & BROWER, BROKERS, ©3 3MLADISOX-ST Local Stocks, Commercial ment and Western Se(niritig' nda> Dor cent Hegistered Coun: -~ “ FINANCIAL. _- «130.30 (afre 35) annually, for SIO,OOofOJ 2fr_ earfc m that sterling old the States Life, of New Coc I V& a T> v** .TWO. I. D. BKXSTOL, rrork., _ Q en q j.gent, 100 Washlngton-st. Money to Loan. T . .am. to .ait, on *4 TYRRELL, Room 9 Tribune Building. FOR SALE. COPYING PISSES, BOOKS, Brushes, and Bowls. AT WHOLESALE AND hBTAIL. CULVER, PAGE, I0TE& CO., 118 & 120 MONROE-ST., OBIOAOO. ILL. SILKS. B. FABKEB PIERCE. r FIRES. Burring of Several of the, C,, 8., - & Q. Car ShojJs at Aurora. A Number of Passenger, Mai!, and Freight Cars Destroyed. A Large, and Valuable Lumber-Pile En , tirely Consumed. Xoss Estimated at $350,000. Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune. Aurora, Hi., May 18.—At 1.30 to-day fire was, discovered in. the north end of the roof of the paint-shops of the car-works of the Chicago, Burlington <t Quincy Railroad. In ah'incredibly short space of time the entire structure, a wooden building some 260 feet in length, was destroyed. The dames speedily communicated to the lumber-yard, which contained an immense amount of Inmber, ' the whole of which was speedily encircled with flames. In the meantime, the dre alarm had brought the dre department and thousands to the scene, and aU united in endeavoring to stay the spread of the dre to the adjacent coach, carpenter, and machine shops, storehouse, and blacksmith shop, a series of wooden buildings averaging about 2SO feet in length, and situated within thirty feet of the homing paint shop. AU attempts, however, proved futile, and by 3 p. m. all the extensive wood-working shops, the storebooso, the blacksmith shops, and several contingent offices were totaUy destroyed, together with ‘ the greater part of. the ir contents; the small tools and a few of the lightest pieces of mschioery only being saved. In the paint show were two Pullman coaches, the Kansas City and St. Joseph, and the Interna tional, another Pullman, was on the outside without trucks. AU wera destroyed. There were also dve passenger coaches, three new freight and two maU and express cars destroyed in the buildings. Eight loaded frtight cars, a portion of a train for the West, standing on a side track, were also consumed. The stock of lumber was probably the largest and most valuable in the State, and is by far the largest portion of the loss, consisting largely of hardwood and dear pine, the selection of the last five years. The buildings destroyed were the original wooden ones, none of the new stone buildings constructed in a thoroughly fire-proof manner being consumed. • The machinery destroyed was of the most approved and modem make, and ex tremely valuable. * Among the buildings de stroyed was the new fire-engine bouse, built for the car shops steamer, - at the west side of the yards. Broadway runs between the car works and the river. On the east side of the street is the high board fence of the Bailroad Company. west side, be tween it and the nver, the bank is lined with small dwelling-houses, occupied by operatives of the Company. While the fire was raging, it was thought that about twenty of these buildings must be burned, and the occupants cleared them of the furniture, strewing it upon the banks of the river, while the small boats which were at hand carried bedding and furniture to the island and the opposite side. But one of these dwell ings, however ; was burned. It is quite impossible to estimate the loss to the Company, but it must be immense. The value of the lumber burned is placed at $100,000; the cars burned at over 875,000. and buildings and sundries quite enough to make the loss over 8250,000? About 800 mechanics will be thrown out of employment, and considerable suffering must ensue. If, however, as is hoped, the Com pany proceed immediately with the rebuilding, which it has been contemplating for some time, the loss will not be so severely felt in Aurora. v The locomotives in the round-houses were speedily fired and put to great numbers of cars standing upon the track, some being taken ten or twelve miles down the road. None of the buildings of the locomotive department were se riously injured ; neither was the extensive fire proof blacksmith shop of the car department, or the foundiry, and the 500 or 600 mechanics in these departments will not have their labor stopped. K. H. ANOTHEB DISPATCH. . Special Diepatch to The Chicago Tribune . Atmoßi. HI.; May 18.—The citizens had ahont reached home team the various churches, when the shrill and prolonged shriek of the work-shop whistle sounded the alarm, and in a few mo ments the fire bells swelled the chorus. Dinner tables were abandoned, and from all parts of the city people hurried to the disaster. The news that the car-shops, in which Aurora took a. just pride, were in flames, affected every citizen, and all were ready and willing to lend a hand to arrest the progress of the fiames. Men, women, and children lined the bluff to the west, and looked down upon the rapid work of destruction. In twenty minutes the immense paint-ship, with its valuable con tents, was level with the ground, but not before the enormous pile of lumber immediately to the west was blazing furiously. It was quickly out of reach of salvation, and the small and entirely inad equate supply of water was concentrated npon the coach shop, where it was thought it would do the moat good. All efforts were futile. The fiames mounted upward and traveled with awful speed along the roof in a direct line south, enveloping the carpenter and blacksmith shops, at the eame time spreading - laterally and swallowing in its voracious maw a number of storehouses and offices. The wind was fortunately east, blow ing in the direction of the river. It was at this juncture that a telegram was sent to Chicago for assistance, every one believing the entire west side of the city was in danger. The fate of Chicago was in every mind. The flames • rose high, and roared in the wind, which carried the sparks and burning debris across the river, where the dwelling of D. B. Waterman and John Molnhill’s brewery caught fire. They were ex tinguished without serious damage. The fire burned on until every stick of wood on the ground was consumed. Portn nately, the large blacksmith-shop and the round houses were constructed of stone, And formed a barrier, which the flames assailed but could not it was apparent that the destroyer had done its worst, the appeal for aid from Cb-~B° was countermanded. The crowds the scene far into the night, as if I>~ , The smouldering ruins cov~ t- of a mile s™ theto turned moe* fierc preparing for an^ hid their rtf* 2™%* acme of the rr* . . . .wue of the fire. t° jne northeast,'nothing safd have saved *4 we »‘ “ a ®. “ 4110 ““PP I ? of wltar could 00 depended upon. Water Wot ks are useless, on account of *>3 loss of the d&zn, which was carried away 2y the ice, and the two fire engines of the town, according to all accounts, are poor concerns. The origin of this destructiye conflagration, which seriously mars the prospects of Aurora’s future adTancemenfc as a manufacturing town, has not been definitely ascertained, though the officers of the Bailroad Company have been, and are still, making vigorous efforts to arrive at a solution of the mystery. Incendiarism la strong* ly hinted at; there would eeem to be several valid reasons for grave suspicion in that direc tion. When the fire was first discovered, small volumes of smoke and flame were issuing from the north end of the paint shop, a aohdlv bnilt structure about half a clock in length. No smoke could be seen rising from cracks in the roof, as is usual in burning buildings. The fire seemed to be confined altogether to the end of the building where it first appeared." In an in credibly short space - of time, some of the spectators say in less • than - a ruinate, flames and smoko burst through the southern end of the shop with great violence, while the centre still remained almost intact. This sudden jump of the fire was witnessed by several people; and the account they give of it cannot well be doubted. It is reasonable to sup pose. under tbe circumstances,-that the building, which was highly inflammable from the na ture of the business carried on in it, was set on fire at both ends. < CHICAGO, MONDAY, MAY J9, 1873. in order to insure its destruction. This is the view taken :ofit by many of those who wore first on the ground. It is impossible, in the excitement of the hour, to find a cine that may lead to the detection of the perpetrator of the malicious act,'but it is more than probable, if the fire was the work of an incendiary, that the man who applied tbs torch was a discharged employe of the Railroad Company, . It is a matter of importance that the shippers of Chicago, should know that the ability of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad to trans port freight and'passengers has not been im paired by the disaster. The main tracks were not injured in the slightestdegree, as tbs fire was considerably west of them, and the wind blowing in the opposte direction. The amount of rolling stock consumed ‘ will not materially affect the facilities of the Company. The loss in this de scription of properly would have been very heavy but for the fact that a solid brick building intervened between the fire and the round-house, where a' large number of locomotives . stood. These were quickly fired • up and at-' tached to long trains of empty cars occupying, exposed positions on the side tracks, which were removed from danger! .The business of the rqad aside from its private manufacturing interests, will go as before. The most serious loss is in seasoned lumber for car building, Ac. Of this the Company bad a large and valuable collection, the result of several years saving, which cannot be replaced at any expense. - Messrs. Walker, Harris and LeJyard, the prin cipal officers of the road, arrived on a special train from Chicago at 4 o’clock, and immediately proceeded to the ruins to render such assistance as they . could to the ex cited multitude, which was endeavoring to perform wonders, and getting more and more mixed up at every move. They found that the situation of affairs was not nearly so bad as they bad been led to believe from the confused dispatches which bad been sent to head quarters, finding the round-house and other brick buildings still standing and unin jured. They spoke favorably of rebuild ing the shops without delay. The people of Aurora earnestly hope the Company will do this immediately, and they have every right to demand it from the many concessions which they have granted the corporation. Only a short time ago they gave 8150,000 worth of' real, estate . on ' condition that the principal works of the Company should be built in Aurora. They cannot afford to lose all this, and the works too. It would: be a permanent in jury to the town. It is well. understood here that Mendota and Galesburg will make another strenuous effort to win the rich prize which the Railroad Company has it in its power to bestow. Several hundred men have been thrown out of employment temporarily by the fire, a great many of whom have large families depending on them for support. Aside from the Railroad Company there is no other manufacturing inter est in the town which can give them anything to do. If the shops are rebuilt immediate ly, however, they will find plenty of work, as they are principally carpenters and painters. Meanwhile the Company may see fit to change the greater number of them to Chi cago and Galesburg. As the pay-rolls amount to from 850,000 to 875,000 a month, even the temporary absence of the men will be a serious loss to this town. The loss is estimated at $250,000. How much is covered by insurance, and on what com panies the loss will fall, is not known here, though it is generally understood that the Com pany nolda a Blanket policy covering losses on any part ct the line. There was no organized effort made to put out the conflagration. It could have been nipped in the bud, out there was nothing to mp it with. Men worked like heroes, but they bad no head to direct them. Everything was con fusion, and the spectators did not recover from the panic into which they were thrown until all was over. There were a few narrow escapes, out no one was injured. At la.m. a alight rain set in, and there seems to be no danger of another outbreak of the Are. The burning ruins still illuminate the heavens, and keep honest but nervous peo ple out of bed. STATEMENT OP SUPERINTENDENT HAE- A reporter of Tie railed. lasteven ing. on Mr. Robert Harris. tbelßnpeiJntßnaent of the Chicago. Burlington & Quincy Railway, at hie residence at the corner of Michigan avenue and Fourteenth street, and learned from him the following additional particulars: The buildings were all wooden structures and built in 1851, ex cept the main locomotive machine shop, which was burned in 1863, and then rebuilt substantially fire-proof. The precautions against fire were ample in the way of water, hy drants, hose, and watchmen. The old wooden buildings, however, were so highly inflammable that the fire swept southward along the main tracks with terrible rapidity, consuming every thing in its way, and was not checked until it reached the main locomotive machine-shop in the south part of the yard. The total destruction of property is about $250,- 000, and is wholly covered by insurance. The business of the road will go on as usual, as the shops at Galesburg will answer all necessary purposes until the Aurora works can bo rebuilt, ft is the intention of the Company to replace the buildings destroyed with fire-proof and com plete structures without delay. FIRES ELSEWHERE. Chablzston, 8. C., May 18.—Four stores on Meeting street, known as Barrett’s Block, burn ed this morning. Loss SIO,OOO. Partially in sured. . Cincinnati, May 18.—A fire to-night in Jacob Foley’s pork packing house, caused SB,OOO damage to the building and stock. Fully in sured in Home Insurance Companies. Pittsbcbob, Pa., May 18.—A fire oocmred in Alleghany City • last evening, destroying the steam tannery of Keefer <fc Co., and slaughter houses of W. & Z. Zooler, and J. Bourback. To tal loss, $60,000 ppattially covered by insurance. THE JUDICIAL CANVASS. Farmers’ Nomination for Judge in tbe Twenty-first Circuit. Special Dispatch a The Chicago Tribune, . ErriNoniM, 111., May 18.—The Farmers’ Judi cial Convention for this circuit met at Olney on the 7th. Full delegations were present from all the counties. The Convention, when organizing, found that a drunken mob had gathered in the hall, which tried for nearly an hour to breaV’ up, resortaig to all tbe tactics known to They then tried to force the Conven“ un .,°, - joum witlout making nomination* bt " this. Thi Convention then regoJany to businets. and nominated the Hon. J. L. Aue bv acclamation. 'The inch was in the interest of Judge Doans, and was the most disgraceful exhibition ev witneeeeijn this eeotion. The n for J'x'ge are Deans, who is the ° O ™S. e ® uf T p Mint Democratic Convention, and the Allen, the people's-nominee. There 19 hardly a a doubt of AUen’a triuxnp*»*“t election. War v-epartment Weather Prognosti- Washisotow, D. C., May 18.—For tie Upper Lakes and southward to the Ohio and Missouri Talleys, falling barometer, northeasterly and eontbeasterly winds, cloudy weather, and ram. For the Gnlf and South Atlantic States and Ten nessee, southerly and southeasterly winds, low barometer, cloudy weather, and occasional rain. For the Lower Lakes, northeasterly winds, rail ing barometer, cloudy whether, and ram. ■ ior the Middle States, northeasterly and southerly winds, falling barometer, warmer and partly cloudy weather. For the Eastern States and Canada, clear and partly cloudy weather, and di minishing pressure. r .. Cautionary signals continue at Dnlntq, Mil waukee, Chicago, and Grand Haven. Railroad Casualties, Spicialfjinatih to The Chicago Tribune. Davtos, 0., May 17.—Mr. A. Hill,, this morn ing, while on his way to work, crossing the rail road on Montgomery street, was struck by a loco motive and knocked senseless, the engine passing over his right leg and bruising him in a frightful manner. His leg will have to be am putated, and ills thought be cannot recover.

Four Waxxe, Ind., May 18.—James Collins, a section band employed on the Toledo & Wabash Railroad, layed down beside the track while in toxicated, this morning, about two miles east or town. A freight train came along, and, before it could be stopped, rah over Collins .leg- Just above the knee, crushing it to a jelly. Death en sued in about six hours. , _ , . Colujtbus, 0., May. IS.—The dead body or Joseph Horst; a German; of middle age, was found, horribly mangled, on the Hooking "alloy Railroad, at the State street crossing, this morn ing. The first intimation the brakeman had that the train had run over a man, was the finding BIS. cations. of a bloody coat clinging to the brake of a car. Upon searching, the man’s leg was found in one place, part of the head in another, and the trank of the body in a third place. It is supposed that the man hud down on the track and fell asleep. WASHINGTON. Special Dispatch to the Chicago Tribune, THE POLARIS CREW. Washington, D. C., Slay 18.—The arrival here of the survivors of the Polaris disaster is looked for with' much interest, because it is expected they will be able to settle the question whether or not there was insubordination and mutiny on board the ship prior to, as well as after, the death of Cspt. Hall. The stories and explana tions already pubUshed are far from satisfactory to the Navy Department, and it is the purpose of the Secretary to put the survivors through a sharp examination. Old naval officers are of opinion that there may have been something like insubor dination among the crew, though the letter of instructions addressed by Secretary Bobeson to Capt. HaU stated that the rules and regulations of tbs navy should be enforced on the Polaris. The crew, however, was not regularly in the naval service, and of course should not bo sub jected to the punishment visited upon refractory sailors in the navy. It is the opinion of the Secretary of the navy that the Polaris is safe, and that she will be heard from toward the close ’ of summer. THE POSTAL FCLEOBAPH SCHEME. It is certain that the Postmaster-General has not abandoned the postal telegraph scheme, notwithstanding the cold shoulder given it by Congress last winter. It ia the intention of this official to not only devolve a large portion of his annual report to an argument in its favor, hat also to press it upon Congress with all the in fluence in his power. The Postmaster-General says that there is not one-half the opposition to this scheme that usually attends innovations, especially on the part of the Government, and he has strong faith that he will yet live to see the majority of the telegraph lines in the conn try operated and owned by the Federal Govern ment. THE ST. LOUIS COHFZBEKCE. Forney’s Chronicle here is not pleased with the recent Congressional Convention, which it styles “The Quasi Rump Congress of the West.” It proceeds to remark that: The session in the West of a quarter or a third of the Congress, besides being in spirit if not in letter a “ quasi ramp ” affair, it is un equaled in the history of this nation, and is believed to be without precedent in the history of legislative bodies of other nations. Its effects cau hardly be otherwise than pernicious and mischievous, because the local prejudice and passions excited by it will naturally grow into rebellious and insurrectionary feelings if the objects sought are not indorsed and adopted by the whole body assembled in regular session at Washington. It is the business of the latter body, or of the whole Congress, to consider and to act determinedly upon all questions affecting every part of the country under their solemn obliga tion of fealty to the Constitution, and of regard for the public good. Whatever popular conventions of citizens of a given locality or State Legislatures may indicate, as proper objects of Congressional policy Is one thing, but for Congressmen of such localities to get together, act separate and distinct from the entire body, is another and entirely different thing. In so doing, they transcend their proper duties, and go farther in mischievous steps that may lead to disunion than did the Hartford Convention, or the Southern Convention that finally resulted in that civil war, the evils or mischief of which are not confined to the facts of costs and car nage, devastation and inhumanity, but included a de moralization that seems to have reached every condi tion of life, and has lowered, if not irrevocably vitiated the sense of honor and integrity that before had so high a place in the thought and act of American citi zens. The fearful demon of American politics is sec tionalism ; therefore separate and distinct sessions or meetings of Congressmen or other Government offi cials of this or that portion of the country is fraught with dangerous complications in tho future. A NEW RESTRICTION, It seems that there is to be another restriction applied to the candidate for departmental posi tions, who have passed a successful competitive examination, and is one which has not hereto fore obtained with the present Administration, and is based on the matter of relationship. No matter how worthy the applicant or bow fortu nate his examination, his claims will receive no consideration, if he has relatives at the time in -ihsJDroartmenLlt is determined to make this restriction retroactive kb far i»u i tlymuaja /inn-. cemed who now hold clerical positions. The objection will apply to brothers-in-law. To the Associated Press. THE CIVIL-SERVICE ADVISORY BOARD. Washington, May 13. —The Advisory Board of the Civil Service will meet in Washington on Wednesday next, and remain in session several days. All the members will be present with the exception of Mr. Cattell, who is now in Europe. OCEAN* MAIL SEHVICE. Owing to the loss of the Atlantia and tempo rary disability of two other steamers, the W! i:e Star Line has failed several times recently to comply with the terms of its contract for carry ing the Saturday European mails from New York, and the Inman Steamship Company, having ap plied to the Post-Office Department for the priv ilege of performing this mail service as formerly, Postmaster-General Creswell. has notified the Agents of the \V hite Star Lino to appear in Wash ington and show cause why their contract should not be. revoked on account of the inadequacy of their present service. THE JAPANESE MISSION*. The President has. not concluded to appoint a uccessor to DeLong, and, therefore, he may Sontinne to bold the mission to Japan, o ON THE RAIL. Tbe Congressional Party Detained by a Fallon Bridge. Special Dispatch to' The Chicago Tribune . Sheehan, Texas, May IS. — We have been de layed here since the morning, part of the Plano bridge, about 50 miles south, having been undor-_ mined and carried aw ay by the heavy rains ffc consequent floods. It has now cleared of large force has Just passed on to tjiiwe shall the accident, and the prospects ajgt far enough fo forward to-night. We actuation unpleas rom everywhere to make f 0 Galveston with all ant. We shall has been repaired. . speed as soon ended the other side of. The north. AllwelL Denlson. ’ „ ST - LOUIS. Dedication of a Colored Catholic Church. Si. Lems, Mo., May 18.-A Boman Catholic church for colored people, the tot established Treat of the Mississippi, was dedicated hare to-day with imposing ceremonies. Bishop Eyan, together with fourteen prominent clergymen from this city, Chicago, Topeka, and other winces participated in the services. The Bey. (, j h'Boilly preached the dedicatory sermon, Swelling largely npon the idea of the uni versality of the Church. A short sermon in German was preached by Bather Wibber. Nearly 10,000 people were present. Over twmty Irish, German, Bohemian, and colored benevo lent and temperance societies marched in pro cession with regalia, banners, and hands et music. A collection amounting to oyer 31,000 was taken up from the societies. Utah Items. Salt Lake, May 18.—Yesterday, Judge Bore man discharged C. W. Baker on a writ of habeas corpus. Baker was sentenced by the Probate Court to two years' imprisonment. Judge Bore man ruled the same as other members of the Su preme Court of Utah, that Probate Courts- had no Jurisdiction in criminal cases. ; The conflict still goes on, notwithstanding the new deal in the appointment of Judges. A morning paper says the troops at Camp Douglas will not permit Mormons to take part m decorating the graves of their dead comrades. The ai-Confederate soldiers are invited to par ticipate on decoration day. Fatal Affray Near Reading, Pa. Readiwg, Pa., May IS.—This evening,in snot at the White House, a summer resort a short distance below this city, a young man named James Hahn was shot dead; David Walters *as shot in the neck, and William Briner in the right cheek. The two latter were not dangerously hurt. The {hooting was done at close quarters by a anb boEß engaged on contract on the Berks County Failroad, named John Peoples. Shortly after tie occurrence the police arrested the murderer. Peoples alleges that he committed the deed in self-defense. Serious Prison Accident. Poughkeepsie, N. Y.. Kay 13.—1t is reported that a gallery at Sing Sing fell to-day, carrying down a number of prisoners. One was killed, end several seriously wounded. No particulars ;o-night. FOREIGN. ‘ ... I-.- ■} Confirmation of the Report of ■I; '' the Capture of Ehiva. Proposed Annexation of Khira and Bokhara to Russia. The Financial Panic in Austria Considerably Abated. FRANCE. ; Paris, May 18.—The President has appointed Mr. Caaimer Perier Minister of the Interior; M. Tourton, Minister of Public 'Worship: M. Ber anger, Minister of Public Works, and M. Wad dington. Minister of Public Instruction. The other Ministers are unchanged. It is expected that on the meeting of the As sembly M. Perier will move a postponement of all debate on questions of general policy until the territory is evacuated by the Germans. ' The Messager de Paris thinks the President has come victorious out of the crisis, and that with a Ministry formed of, or. resting upon, the Left Centre he may expect to see calm restored. The Monarchists are. dissatisfied: with the ap pointment of M. Perier. - . i . At a meeting of members of the Eight yester day, speeches were made appealing to the Assem bly to act with energy, and rescue France from Radicalism. It was resolved that the first busi ness to come before the Assembly would be a demand for an explanation of the policy of the new Cabinet; tost, if this should prove un satisfactory, then an effort will be made to force the Ministers to resign, and. finally, that Urn* party will not hesitate to overthrow President Thiers, if he refuses to renounce hia trimming, policy. Paris, May 18.—The programme of the new Ministry is to organize a Republic by the enact ment of conservative laws, and wholly reject the Radical plans. KHIVA. Herald Special. . London, May 18.—A telegram from Tiflis, dated the 17tb, confirms the news that Khiva was taken, and says the Khan was made a prisoner by the Russians, who have sustained only a slight loss. London, May 19.—A special to the Daily Tel egraph from Tiflis says the Russians have taken Khiva. The Khan is a prisoner. The Bus si an loss is slight. A telegram to the London Times from St. Pe tersburg states that the Russians reached the Khivan territory without serious encounter. There is talk in St. Petersburg now of the annexation of Bokhara andKhokancL as well as Khiva. The Russian press represent that Turkey is tottering with misgovemment, and predict that the time is coming when her troubles will culminate, and Russia will then be able to vindicate her interests^ ITALY. Roue, May 18.—The Pone.to-day receivedfhe French Legation and a deputation of foreign ers. The Pope’s condition is still feeble, but in dications of improvement are satisfactory. A demonstration was made in yes terday, against the policy of the Ministry on the Religious.Corporations bilk A large-crowd col lected, and began to act in a disorderly manner, when it was dispersed by the police. Several persons were arrested. * . EGYPT. {Herald Special .] Kbabtoon, May 12, via London, May 17.—A letter was received here to-day from Sir. Samuel Baker, on the White Nile. He reports that all is well; that the passage through to the end was effected with great difficulty, and that he hopes that the obstructions will he entirely removed .darineAhe.nreaent summer. AUSTRIA. Vienna, May 18.—The indications at the close of business on the Bourse, yesterday, were that the worst of the crisis was over. SPAIN. London, May 18.—Gens. Olio and Dorregaray have been promoted by Don Carlos for the vic tory *of May 5. NEW YORK. Funeral of Nixon, the murderer—Mis cellaneous local News.. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. New Yohk, May 18.—Nixon’s funeral took place this afternoon from his late No. a Baxter street, in the, rear of Striker's or “ Nigger Alley.” An immense concourse gath ered from the slums of the neighborhood, and assembled on the sidewalk in front. The friends and relatives of the deceased wore wh> M badges with a black border. Imprint"* °“ them was the figure of a woman weephtf a willow, and underneath the yffh' mourn our loss.” A great was drank. The remSins w.ro c »™od to Calvary Cemetery in a hearse, t- ,ao ' ir ed by about tvrenbr.^jjSofcdyreaaj «■„ 18.—Tha Times says Got. _ r<Ew xo^g olToH r veto the bid for the annexa iJix towns in Westchester County to JiSPclty, on the ground that the question has not been formally submitted to the voters. Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., came a messenger by the steamer Donan, and went to Washington last night. . The Trades Union* delegation, appointed to take such action as wiU .compel Vanderbilt to adopt the eight-hour system on the Fourth ave nue works, met last evening. A report was sub mitted that a prominent lawyer has offered to conduct a test case free of charge. A certain number of men are to obtain employment on the road, and then refuse to work more than eight hours per day; and so ground the test case. A sensational story is published that arsemo has been administered to a family of six persons in the upper part of the city. The police are ig norant of the case, and the parties most inter ested say it is a canard. Yesterday being the anniversary of Norwegian independence, the natives of that country resid ing m thin city commemorated the day in an ap propriate manner. A grand entertainment was provided in East River Park, at which nearly 3,G00 persons were present. A procession was formed, which marched around the park, sing ing in chorus the national hymn of Norway. Dancing then commenced, and was kept up till a late hour. Illinois State JTlcdlcal Society* Bloomixoton, May 18.—The twenty-third an nual session of ihe Illinois State Medical Socie ty, to be held here, commences to-morrow, at 10 a. m. The following committees are expected to report: On Practical Medicine—S. K, Crawford. M. D., Monmouth; D. L. Jewett, M. D. f Wateeka ;U. M. Lyman, iL D., Chicago. On Surgery—J, L. White, M. D.. Blooming ton; J. B. Hamilton, M. D., Kane; H. W. Ken dall. M. D., Quincy. On Obstetrics—T. D. Fitch, M. D., Chicago; A. Niles, M. D., Quincy; D. 8. Jenks, M. D., Plano. On Drugs and Medicines—x. H. Hollister, M. H., Chicago ;E. P. Cook f 31. Mendota; J. L. Hamilton, M. Di, Peona. On Necrology—O. W. M. D., Neoga; J. O. Hamilton, M. D., Jerseyrille; T. E, Seoord, M. D., Elmwood. On Ophthalmology—E. L. Holmta, XI. D., Chicago; J. P. Johnson, 31. D., PeofA; P. O. Hotz, M. D., Chicago. _ On Otology—S. J. Jones, M. D., Chicago; Chas. Hunt. 3L D., Dixon; Thos. Galt, U, D„ Bock Island. Ocean Steamship Xewi* New Yobk, May IS.— Arrived, eteaiierr City of TVaehinetoa and Adriatic, from Liverpool; i.. M. Arndt, from Stettin, and Europe, from Gl&e g°NEW Yobk, May 18.— Arrived—Steamers Spain and Idaho, from Liverpool. Cadetship Appointments* Baltisiobe, May 18.—Messrs. Cain and Ban ker two of toe colored Congressmen from this State, hays nominated white youths who ex- NUMBER 273. celled in competitive examinations to Weal Point cadetships. Cain has also nominated a colored youth, oho stood a similar test, to tba Naval cadetship. THE INDIANS. The Rlodoce again Escape and ore Pursued toy (he Troops—Else of ttia .Killed and Wounded in the Battle of ..Way 10. Sak Francisco, May 18.—A dispatch from Yreka, dated * 4 Camp Lava Bed, south of Tula Lake, May 15,” stated that Mason’s and Hae brtmok’s commands had formed a junction near Jack's last stronghold, and would, in all preb* ability, hem the Modocs in. A second dispatch. May 16, contradicted tie former, and stated that a junction bad not been mode; furthermore, the Modocs bad escaped from the stronghold on three routes, and thrt both commands were pursuing. Nothing ■' d been beard from Donald McKays Warm Sprig warriors. ; The latest news is that the Modocs are en camped in the Snow Mountains, twenty niiloe south of Morass Lake. Haebrouck started in that direction on the 16th. Mason’s command remained in the lava-bed. # McKay thinks Boston Charley was killed in the last fight. It is thought that Mason will find the Mo oes this time. Kingsbury's command has been tint to reinforce him. Medical Director Bently has furnished the an nexed official account of the killed and wounded in the battle at Dry Labe, May 10: ■ KiUed— James D. Totter, corporal Company B; Adolphus Fisher, private Company B. [Founded—Louis Dunbar, scalp wound ;P.etcr Griffin,, flesh wound in tho left hip; Jetse Reeves, compound fracture of right arm,—am putation performed; Patrick McGuire, fracture below the right knee—amputation belowtherigbt thigh; Samuel McGlew, flesh wound in the right arm, cutting an artery; George Brown, flesh wound m the left leg, all of Company B; Michael Mabar,. Company G, flesh-wound iu the right hip. All of the above-named belong to the First Cavalry. : *• ; Waasamucka and Lebastor, Warm Springs, ware killed, and Yonowton, another scout, bad his right arm fractured. Letter from Gov. Davis, of Texas* Executive Office. Austin, Hay 12,1873. , Deab 8m : 1 have to acknowledge the re ceipt of your communication of the 13th. iufct-, in regard to the Indians Santanta and Big Tree. Nothing baa been done in that line* and the Indiana »UU remain in the Penitentiary. The above might be considered sufficient as a reply to your letter, but I must not neglect this opportunity to correct a seeming mistake on the part.of the authorities at Washington, as to the conditions to be performed by the Kiowa trite preliminary to the release of their chiefs, sng §ested by me. In my conversation with you and 36 Commissioner of Indian Affairs, while in Washington daring January °f last year, and also in my letter to you dated the 10th of May last, I requested that all of those Indians bordering on Texas bo gathered into reserva tions, their arms and horses taken frorh them, and supplies of food be issued them for no longer than one day at a time. As one means of inducing thin tribe to come to these terms, I pro posed to release the chiefs, the release to take effect after the tribe had complied. I thought 1 might turn the prisoners to some good account if tne United States Government would assent to and carry out the arrangement. I proposed nothing less than this. The fact is, the present system ©preserva tions for mounted Indians for the plains is a very miatftkftn one. The Indians are left with horses and'arms ; they are left at some distance from a military post; their supplies are issued for a. considerable length of time in advance. All these advantages tempt them to use the reserves as stations, where they may recruit and prepare for the next'raid, and find a secure ref uge from pursuit. Parties of them can leave for a raid at any time, and no Government'officer be aware of it. It Is reasonable that they do leave the reservation for thia purpose. At any rote the frontier settlers, who nave no means of distinguishing between the tribal relations of those who are found depredating ou the frontier in tho neighborhood of the reserve, very natur ally attribute the troubles to the reserve Indians. I am. informed that there are from 5,000 to 8,000 TndtATiH at .this reserve.*'-scattered , about' within ssulaa nfJFnrt Sill, and underno restraint or supervision calculated to prevent their de parture when they wish to go. There will;certainly be no peace on the . frontier until the Indians are pat on foot, dis armed and kept under close surveillance. Any thing short of this is a make-shift. If wo pro pose to civilize them, this is the can be done. After the disarming mounting is accomplished, it will cost to preserve peace on the frontier tt^*Srn the present system, even though ment should have to feed and Indians for a generation. T inoe- J urge upon you and the President we adopt! of this policy. , _ fSiimedl ■ *Ewrujn> J isigneuj Goyp _or of Texas. To Hon. C. Delano. Secret-* of the Interior. ; Washington, D C. BALTIMORE. __ l«ook Concern Question in th« Assembly—missionary ; tfork* . Sptcial Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. ' Baltuiobe, Md.. Hay 18.—Too much import ance was not attached m yesterday’s dispatchei to the debate touching the affairs of Board ol Publication. The speeches of Drs. Backus and Booth are the subject of much conversation to day, and it is probable that the conduct of this Board will be again considered by the Assembly, and severely criticised. Great indignation is ex pressed in view of the fact that the sales of the Board last year amounted to only one-sixth the capital invested. The outlook is decidedly un favorable to a deferential treatment of the Phil adelphia Book Concern, as Presbyterians in other cities are thoroughly aroused, and not disposed to compromise. At the great missionary meeting held In the Central Church this evening, in the interest ol the Woman’s Board of Missions, Dr. Francis F. Ellinwood, a Secretary of tho Board of Foreign Missions, made an effective address. The total contributions of the Tomen in the Church last year amounted to almost $75,000, and Dr. EUin wood believed this money had not been taken from one pocket and put into another; on the contrary, he was convinced that the general work baa been stimulated by the establishment of the Women’s Board. Weekly Bevlew of The Albany live Stock BZnrket* Special DUpateh to The Chivtpo Tribune, AxfljLjfY, if. Y., May 18.—BEEvxs~The market this week baa been qalto active and profitable. There waa about the usual attendance of local dealers and butch ers at tha opening on Thursday, who rather reluc tantly bought of tho offerings, paying price* fully per !b live weight advance over the opening price last week. Sales on Thursday amounted to 1,000 head, a much larger number than is usually disposed of on the opening day. On Friday, the attendance from New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the-Cast generally, was large, and local * buynra and butchers were in good attendance. 7hs mar ket ' ruled' active, the sales amounting to 1,860 head, ' largely in excess of sales that day last week. On Saturday the attendance was large, and sales were numerous. AO the cattle in the yards bad been disposed of Saturday night. Receipts to-day amount to 70 car-loads, including 17 Texan,, all of which were this afternoon. Fifty car-loads of the 70 were bought by W. H. Monroe, and Waizela & Rosenthal. All the remaining cattle were sold be fore Sunday night. Receipts this week slightly In ex cess of last. Average quality much better, voth sev eral fine herds of lUinola steers. * Much Cows— Offerings this week very small, prob ably not over one car-load, and of medium quality. Eight medium quality sold at *42.00 per head. Price* range from 535.00@55.00. Wosnxo Ox ex— Demand good, hut offerings limit ed. A few yokes were taken at last week’s prices. Sheep and Lambs— Receipts about equal to last week, and demand moderate. The demand from the East Is good, and although holders have conceded ?£ to per lb, buyers refuse to buy at the present prices and the market rules dull. Average quality good. But few lambs have been received this week. We quote State and Western shorn cheep at per lb; unshorn at 6@7|£e per D>; spring lambs at ll@l3et; Vessels Passed. Detroit* Special Dievatck to The Chieaao Tribune. . DcTßOtr, May 18—Evening.— Passed Up—Props To ledo, Plymouth, Mayflower, Jarvis, Levra, Lady Frank lin and barges, Pensaukee. Wm. Blurges, Lafrinlcr, ’Tnadilla, W. A. Inona: scars Evening Star, Bay State, lake Forest, Thomas Gavin, Southwest, Law, Valley, Jpsie Hoyt, 3L L. Biggie. Ontario, Commerce, Ada, Mtiora, Wm, Raynor, Alice Norris, Trowbridge, D. Stewart. Ostrich, Oak Leaf, ilscotah, A. C. Maxwell, Klm-ail, Floretta, Geo, Steel, Geo. Sherman, Jane Mc- Leod. - ■' ~ Fassan[Down—Props Sanilac, Cauls tco; bark Cam* bria; sou* Ahira Cobb. 8. A. Wood, Governor, D. M. Foster, >*ta Avery, Annte Craig. Wwn—Northeast.

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