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

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 27, 1873 Page 2
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2 THEY MUST PAY. Frank Lumlmrd Tires of Waiting for His Money, Tho Patriots Must Como Down ami Sco Him. Ho Wins Ono Suit, and His Appetite for Blood is Now Aroused. The reluctance of saltatory humanity to defray tho expenses of tho mnsio requisite to ft satis factory indulgence in their pastlmo has found expression in tho question always asked in ad vance, “Who pays tho piper?” Tills reluctance increases in tho samo ratio with the piper's bill, though that does not necessarily hoar tho same relation to the piper's services. But when tho tuneful person is Frank Lumbard, ami when it Is satisfactorily answered by that gallant songster that ho elected Qou. Grant to his second term, and helped every Hopublioon ofUco-holdor to the' position bo has occupied since November, ono would suppose that the meagre demand of $176 from tho Cook County Republican Central Committee was not extortionate. Tf It is an extortion, then tho value of those gentlemen to tho community is just what all right-minded persons have sup posed It to bo,—fractional, minute, microscopic. But Frank Lumbard has applied unto himself & proverb which is supposed only to have any direct force with well-to-do preachers, and claims that “ tho laborer is worthy of his hire,” and that Lumbard was a laborer of tbo most abused typo, having homo tho burden and heat of tho last campaign, and hav ing been “bilked” out of his just deserts. Ho claims that Hr. Uriah R. Hawley, patriot, ox-oflko-holdor, and staunch Republican, was Secretary of tbo Re publican Central Committee of Cook County ; that while occupying this exalted position Mr. Uriah R. Hawley engaged him and his gallant company of vocalists, composed of John M. Humbard, basso; Center, alto; J. L. Rickey, tenor, and * Frank Lumbard, baritone and loader, to aid in tbo capture of tbo votes of tho free and enlightened people of tho county. The singers woro to sing for two weeks in Chi cago. Oa his representations Frank consented to do so, but Mr. Uriah R. Hawley, with true fidelity to his party, consist ing of Uriah R. Hawley, paid him only $25 in place of S2OO, It wuq understood that the State Committee would stand tho expense of Mr. Lumbard’a musical efforts outside of Cook County, but tho State Committee failed to see it in that light, and called upon tho County Com mittee to pay Its own piper. Mr. Hawley had piomieed to lay it before his Committee, and give Mr. Lumbard an answer ns to whom lie should look for roimbureomont ou Oct. 25, upon which evening tho great and gifted orator, John A. Logan, would discourse upon the necessity for crushing out tho Rebellion. On tho afternoon in question Mr. Hawley ac tually did give him $lO and told him to “go ahead,” as it would bo all right. lie promised Lumbard to pay tho bills himself, and, thus en couraged, Frank sang “ tbo party” to victory. On another occasion the vocalist obtained sls, making a total of $25, all ho received. Now Frank could not stand this. Patriotism is a great thing. For patriotism Mr. Hawley agreed to handle thousands of dollars for tho Committee. For patriotism Qon. McArthur ex hibited plenty of zeal for tho party,, For patri otism Col. Reynolds paraded tho streets in clothes that did uoc become him. Those men wore all patriotic, and lo I they had theirrowaVd. But poor Frank, who was also patri otic, with an honest agreement to furnish all the patriotism requirdd for so much a week, got nothing but $23. * So he appealed from tho party and patriotism of party to the cold and dispassionate arbitra ment of law, and yesterday brought suit against Mr. Uriah It. Hawley for $175, before Justice Daggett. Tho cx-Sccrotary of tho Republican Central Committee of Cook County claimed in defense that ho only lured Frank for one night. Ho con ducted hia own case, in order that ho might save ,i legal exponnos. exhibit hie own wisdom, and prod Mr. Lumuard into n comer. Ho therefore inquired of Frank how ho had run up such an onormona bill. Frank answered that the money bad been squandered in beer, electioneering among the Germans, getting them to veto against Greeley and Kocruor, and for Grant. “ Who authorized you,” said . tho patriotic Hawley, “to spend money on tho Dutch?” Frank replied: “You told mo I know moro about electioneering than you did, and said, 4 Go ahead, I’ll stand tho expense.*” Sir. Hawlow hero claims that Frank was only authorized to biro hacks, —not of the political order,—and there his authority ended. Justice Daggett found for tho plaintiff, and Mr. Hawley was recommended to hand over tho money. Having succeeded in obtaining this money. Mr. Lumbard announces Lin intention of similarly collecting tho trillo of §3,000 from Mr. Charley Farwoll and tho Btnto Central Committoo for work done outside Cook County. Hois now prepar ing to accept tho mission to St, Petersburg, and cannot bo badgered any longer. Ho will therefore commence suit against tho patriot above named on his first appearance in tho city; Meanwhile Prank has lot out some choice bits of scandal connected with tho campaign. Ho avers that Col. Wilson, Superintendent of tho WontoruUnion Telegraph Company, hasnotbeou paid that little §BOO duo him for tolograms; that Col. Lipplncott has not seen ono dirao of tho 83,500 duo him for tbo uso of his battery and tho expenses incident thereto, and that this ac counts for tho advertisement that appeared in Tub Tribune a few days ago, offering tho guns for sale. He also brings direct charges of fraud against tho Committee, alleging that not only havo they neglected to pay ono honest bill (in tho interest of patriotism), but that they have paid bogus bills for bands which never existed, and have pookoted, In various ways, 80 per cent of tho campaign fund. If these charges ore substantiated, they will bo a good guarantee of tbo honesty of tho tlomcn who servo tho pooplo. Prank, lot us have all tho facts, even if it does hurt a few pro fessional politicians, who refuse to pay their debts. COUNCIL COMMITTEE BUSINESS, Tho Council Committee on Fire and Water mot yesterday afternoon at the City Clerk’s office, for tho purpose of considering ordinances in regard to locating an engine-house on Hoisted street, between Thirty-third and Thirty-fifth street In tho Sixth Ward, and in regard to wooden signs on tho top of buildings, and other matters. Aldermen McGauniss, Stout, and Winer wore present. Alderman Stout declared himself strongly opposed to locating an engine-house in a place whore none was wanted, 1 , lk p“"l! 1811 a '“° «q>™seil liimsolf op posed to locating an ongiuo-bonuo wboto thoro wero only a few houses at present, A l /!* ■ n . 1 . 80 declared his opposition to tho mnttei, and it woo therefore docidod to report adversely ou tho ordinance. 1 In regard to tho ordinance for provonline loco mottvoongmoa from throwing oparka andoTnders Aid. McGonniaa said that ho Haw no nocoaaity for auoli an ordinanco, aa the railroads wore all well provided with tho boat hind of aparli-oxtiu guiahora, bealdoa tho railroads wore responsible for all tho dnnmgn they wero doing. Ho also otatod that the ordinanco was gotten up bv a party owning a pntont llro-oplinguiahor. Firo Marshal Williams, at tho request of Ald erman Btout, was sent for, and staled that four flroo wero caused by sparks from railroads causing a damage of from SI,OOO to $5,000 Ho admitted that lhoro was a patent enliugiilshor at his olllco, which was probably placed thoro hv tho party iu whoso interest tho ordinance was gotten up. The ordinance will bo reported on adversely. Tho ordinance prohibiting wooden siimn on tho ton of buildings was thou taken Aftor some discussion, it was decided to recommend that no signs constructed of wood, oxcoodimr two feet in height, bo allowed within tho lira limits. OUR DEAD HEROES. A largo, cool room, and a fresh smell of over greens, attracts tho stranger who wanders post No. 105 Fifth avenue, for hero aro gathered tho ladies whoso nimble fingers are weaving tho floral decorations for tho soldiers’ graves. That tho ladies wore present yesterday morning under Mrs. Don. Smith, their nimble Angora woro there also, but the evergreens, to give them employment, wore not forthcoming. Nearly one hundred roadv-nmdo wreaths had been sent la from the country, and those furnished tho fresh perfume of cyproso and pine. Au tho room was cool, tho ladles remained to gossip, but, after wasting an hour or two in merely lingual exor cise, loft until this morning, when they can make up for lost time. Mrs. Smith alone re mained to give Instructions. Hence those ladles who wish to participate in tho preparations may present themselves to-day at No. 105 Fifth av enue. President King, of tho Board of Education, yesterday Issued tho following order to tho teachers of the public schools: Witr.nsAfl, Tho Mayor of Chicago linn Jpnuod bla E reclamation directing nil city ami nil public olllcch (o o closed on Deoorutlon Day, ami requesting nil pat riotic citizens to oloho tliolr respective places of busi ness on that''occasion ; and I |WnF,nr.Afi, Tho Common Council has requested that tho publio Bcbools ho clocod on tho day nt'oresuid; therefore, 1 order and direct Hint the public hcliools of Chicago bo closed ou Decoration Day, slayno, 187 J. Wm. 11, Ki.nci, President of tbo Board of Education. THE COMMITTEE OF SEVENTY. Report cCtlio Special Committee, Sub* nalttccl by Judge CSoolcinu* To thi Committee nf Seventy: The special committee to whom was referred tho plan and scope of the aims nud objects sought to bo attained by tho constituency repre sented by tbo Committee of Seventy, with in structions to report thereon, bog leave to submit tho following report: It is not, in tho opinion of your Committee, desirable or expedient to limit tho efforts of this organization to tho advance ment of ft single reform, however desirable that reform may bo. Tbo vicious principle, or, rather, want of principle, with which society is permeated at tho present time, demand of every citizen a careful and dispas sionate consideration of tho situation, aud'n firm purpose, manifested by systematic and energetic action, lo correct tho prevailing evils, and. save our beloved country from impending ruin. There aro those of groat experience in public life who openly declare that our Government is moro corrupt than any other in.tho world. Wo do not need to accept this conclusion ao abso lutely true; but tbnt corruption and wrong are rife m our land, and that have the power, if they have tho will, to purify tho body Oolitic, and correct tho prevailing evils, no iutol gont person will deny. High official positions have become tho sub jects of barter and sale. Legislation has been controlled by bribery so frequent na scarcely to bo denied by tho venal and corrupt factors through whoso agency tho wrong has boon done. Municipal affairs have boon managed by corrupt rings, who have stolon millions of tho people’s money. Corporations have boon managed in tho interest of privato individuals, in fraud, not only of thou* stockholders, hut of the people at largo, and that, too, when tho highest judicial authority of tho nation has over and often de clared them to bo of qo publio a character that tho citizen may bo compelled against his will to aid iu their construction and maintenance ; and crime has become so common that no ono can open tho daily newspaper without Lis oyo falling upon tho revolting and sickening details, and wo fool an impulse to cast the paper aside iu disgust, or to exclude it altogether from the family cirolo. There ate indications of a healthy reaction iu tho body politic against these enormous wrongs. Organizations have been formed, and efficient work has boon done iu tbo correction of abuses. Wo congratulate the State of Now York upon tho success of tho reform movement iu tho election of an upright Governor. Wo congratulate tho City of Now York upon a like success in the elec tion of on honest Mayor, who, wo believe, will oxeouto tho laws. Even in our own city the pop ular fooling has shown itself in public meetings of largo numbers of citizens, who, seeing tho prevalence of crime, have clamored for tho execution of tho laws against of fenders, blindly, to bo sure, by denouncing tho original instead of tho instrumentality that made him such ; but still healthy iu tone, show ing that tbo popular mind was in a measure awake to tho prevailing evil. Now, it is iu tho belief of your Committee that no satisfactory result can bo attained by singling out one of tbo abuses and aiming nur blows, however vigorously, at that alono. Wo must work upon a broader basis. Honesty and purity are cognate and co-operative, as also are fraud and crime, ana their promolivo causes. Lot tho forces of each array themselves, and, if Fraud and Crime are strongest, let them win. If Honesty and Purity are strongest, lot them win. Tho forces of evil have their union and concert of action ; that is necessary to the tri umph of any cause, good orbad. For example, there is an organization m this city calling tliomsolvcs “ Tho Liberal Citizens of Chicago.” Their business is to promote a branch of trade which every intelligent man knows causes from four fifths to nine-tenths of all tho crime that is com mitted. Those citizens are no doubt “liberal” in their way. liberal iu tho manufacture of crime ; hut their “ liberality” is much like the extension of tho “ uvea of freedom” which ono section of our country some yoaro ago clamored for, in tho annexation of territory whereby The area of freedom was made vastly bigger With each freeman free lo own his own,nigger. Cut when wo turn to the estimates of expenses for support of tho City Govornmout for tho cur rent year, and soo that $808,500 is tho emu de manded for tho Polico Department, with tho cer tainly that, at tho current rate of (ho incroaeo of crime, tho demand, a year hence, will bo at least 81,000,000, tho "liberality” to those who pay tho taxes that go to make up this sum is nut Tory apparent; and then there aro wives beaten and thrust out of doors, with tho weather at zero, and children educated for tho street, tho poor-house, tho prison, and tho gallows, all tho results of this liberal trallic. In contrast with this wo can point to a county in this Slate whore this “liberal" traffic is prohibited; whore orimo scarcely exists, and tho poor-houses and prisons aro empty. It now-remains for tho people to chooso for themselves which of tho two courses thoywilladopt,whothorthoy will join tho “liberal” movement or unito with tho forces of law and order. What wo urge upon every mau who loves his country, and desires to maintain her institutions in purity, honesty, and true pros perity, is, that they unequivocally and unquali fiedly demand for ovory ollicial position men of pronounced principles, men of iutogrity.nnd men of will, who, knowing tholr duty, will do it. That they combine to purify tho ballot, and to save their land from tho power and intluonco of dishonesty, fraud, and orimo. and to guarantee to ovory man, woman, and child tbo protection to which, under Diviuo Providence aud tho laws of tho laud, tboy aro entitled, llcapcoifuily sub mitted on behalf of tho Committoo, S. B. Gookins, Chairman. THE HOMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune .* &iu: As I have boon a constant reader of yonr valuable paper for tho last five .years, will you kindly allow mo a place In its columns to say a few words for tho first time ? I liavo roforonco to tho piece which appeared in Friday’s issue, about tho Sunday Times, I agree with this “Woman,” in giving tho Bov. Dr. Sullivan praiso for ejecting tho Times re porter from his church, but I do not agree with her in regard to tho Itoman Catholic roligiou. Ah! little docs tho poor, ignorant person linow what she is talking about. But it isroallytoo bad that this “Woman," and tho class to which sho belongs, cannot put a stop to this most terrible of all evils, tho Itomau Catholic religion. They have tried in various ways to put it down; but, tbo more they say, tho stronger it becomes. The Catholics will hvo in spito of them. This “Woman” (as is ® e ° ll by hor article) knows nothing about tno Catholic Church; aud my motto is to lot all sub jects which wo aro not acquainted with alono, and, if people cannot speak tho truth about UdngH. they should keep still. I am a Itomau Catholic, and am proud to bo one. I would ad vise this “ Woman” to go to some of tho Oatho ic churches, and soo for herself tho actions of tho low Irish who sho thinks attend thorn. Bho need not bo afraid, or got tuoy will not harm hor. They would not stoop so low. And, if she goes lam suro she will find people thoro who aro as far above hor as the sun Is above tho earth, —people who would not deign to notice her, ami who think themselves fur above such as this “ Woman.” Allow mo to sub scribe myself A Homan Catholic and a Lady. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune ; . Sin : I ask ahoaVing in rogord to an article In to-day’s Tkiuonb, headed “Tho Chicago Times and Dr. Sullivan,” and signed “A Woman.” I trust that tho person who subscribed herself “ A Woman ” is able to support, with proof, hor swooping remarks in regard to tho “Itomau Catholic Church.” I say, I trust she is able, for, what a deep debt of gratitude will then bo duo her, when she can convince tho millions of Catholics ou the globe that, for past ages, their THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: 'BEHsMy, : MAlf ii 7, *873, forefathers have boon, and they now are, living In a Church whoso “ignorance, superstition, corruption,” etc., aro about to bo “unearthed.” What a glorious victory awaits “AWoman 1” Brilliant minds haro studied tho history of tho “Homan Catholic Church,” know all Of Us teachings, huiiovo In, and have defended their belief iu them 1 That Church lias been tho study and admiration of agos, tho pillar and ground of trouble from its Founder to tho present day. It was founded by Christ when ho said to Potor, “Thou art rotor, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and tho gates of Uoll phall not prevail against it.” And now “A Woman” Is anxious that thin Church should bo “unearthed ”by tho Sunday Times ; that tho “ ignorance and superstition of the most corrupt and infamous fraud upon human Intellect that tills nineteenth contnrycnn boast of,” shall bo subjected to tho “ espionage of tbo reporter of that Infamously mendacious shoot.” How the “ Catholic Church ” must tremble for its agos of truth I By one of musical taste it iu easily detected thin woman is sing ing in tho wrong key, and, indeed, has sot her words to tho wrong piece of music. Indignation and bigotry keep up quite a discord when au attempt to make ono of them io made; they woro so entirely opposite that there's uo use trying to blond them; ono will predominate, and, in this case, *tis plain to ho soon, looking from a musical point of view, that tho former was only need au a prelude for the more bitter song of bigotry. “ A Woman" is justly indignant that tho nacrcd noss of n church's walls should have boon entered by reporters of tho Chicago Sunday Times for tho purpose of making Uo members tho subjects of public criiioium : yet, In tho samo breath, shows how enraged sho is that the “ Homan Catholic Church" has not been, as sho tonus lt,‘uu oarthod, and, by way of encouragement to tho Times, gives tlio introductory laohtoithorsolf.nnd starts out for a walkamoug tho churches m a manner that she will, no doubt, torm “scot free,” and, as His already known by her own words, ontiroly unprovoked and uncalled for. As for those “low Irish fanatics” sho spooks of, I want her to know that. If she al ludes to those of tho Irish Catholics who lovo their religion to tho giving of their lives for It, I belong to that class, and rovero Ire land as tho land of my forefathers and America as the land of my birth, and for either of which I would not doom any honorable sacrifice too fi'eat to make to obtain or maintain their liberty, s there a country in the world whore freedom is enjoyed as iu this glorious Republic ? Yet “ A Woman ” alluded to this “ so-called ” free coun try. Mothinks sho need complain of no want of freedom, at least of speech, judging from tho manner in which she denounced ft Church the teachings of which sho is either ignorant of, or, knowing, is blind to tho truth of. She also says, “Tho question may bo asked, how much money has tho proprietor of this na por received to lot tho Catholic churches of this city go “ scot froo ?” What a relief this sugges tion will bring to tbo minds of many! Tho ques tion need uo longer bo asked, Why does not the Times attack the. Catholic Church ? Wo will now suppose its silence has either boon bought, or *twao waiting for tho encouragement and suggestion of “ A Woman.” In tho open ing of nor remarks, a sweeping cut is given to all those ministers whoso churches have boon attacked, and who have maintained silence. Sho says, : “lam glad to dco that ono of Chi cago's Gospel-ministers lias tho courage and good principle to defend himself and congrega tion from tho attack of that most disgraceful and scurrilous paper, tho Sunday Times” When those ministers, urged by hor advice, start out, a la Lydia Thompson, “to redress their wrongs at tho hands of their hoary-hoadod vituporator,” will they ho aided by “ A Woman,” or has she not, iu attacking tho “Homan Cath olic religion,” boon guilty, without a provoked cause, of what sho accuses others of. and those others tbo Times reporters? Can sue, iu con sistency, übo tho lash ? Will it not rebound and strike tho striker ? Has sho not also commenced “ Walks among tho churches ?” Instead of reading tho “Sunday Times from week to week,” would it not ho wiso for “A Woman” to look over tho history of tho “ Homan Catholic Church,” trace back its origin, aludy its doc trines, and when sho knows that 'Us “ignorant, superstitious,”, etc., thou inform its members what a state of chaos they aro groping m f Mo thinka she will bo hotter employed iu this way than in reading tho “.Sunday Times from week to week," and allowing its “slanderous com ments” on other denominations to fill hor with chagrin that tho “ Homan Catholic Church” has been lot go “scot free.” “A Woman” has said of tbo Church In which I firmly boliovo, that ’tin one of “ignorance, superstition, tho most corrupt and infamous fraud upon human intellect that this nineteenth century cau boast of.” I deny hor assertion. ’Tis false, and I challenge her to prove it is truth. Tho Catholic Church is as pure iu its teachings now ns when it was established by Christ. If the Church could orr, thou Ohriqt's word is as naught, and tho Bible a book of deceit, for it says, “ Thogaten of Hell shall not prevail against hor, and the Holy Ghost shall teach her all truth.” When “A Woman” of tbo “ nineteenth century” can, iu public print, call the Church that 1 boliovo in and rovorouco an “ infamous frauf another wom an, a Catholic Irish-Amorican, of tho same century, asks tho privilege of, through tho samo fiross. contradicting that assertion. Tho Catho io Church, which lias stood tho samo for over eighteen hundred years, is not an “ infamous fraud,” nor is it steeped in “iguorauco and su perstition.” I am, very respectfully, Chicago, May 23,1873. A Catholic. THE COUNTY BOARD. A Small Amount of I'nlmportant Busi ness Traiikuctud Ycstcnlay After- noon. The Board of County Commissioners mot yes terday afternoon, President Millor in tho chair. Present, Commissioners Galloway,-Jones, Ash ton, Bogno, Lonorgan, Russell, Crawford, Singer, Clough, Harris, Ilortiug. ThoSuperiutondont of County Charities recom mended that a safo bo bought for tbo jailor, in which to placo tho valuables of prisoners. F. T. Orcutt asked tho Board that tho county might, ns owner of tho Reform-School Grounds, contribute to tho erection of a depot at Forty- Third street. It was referred to tho Finance Committoo. Tho Superintendent of tho Blind Asylum at Jacksonville forwarded an Auditor’s warrant on tho Treasurer of Cook County for §175.77, and asked that tho usual forms bo gone through with. Tho bids for buying and removing the build ings and debris at tho Reform-School Grounds wore opened. . Wm. E. Wheeler offered $1,100: H. B. Bailey §1 ; and F. Munson §IOO for the groon-houses and burn. Tho uso of a room in tho City Hall by tho American District Telegraph Company, was granted on (he recommendation of tho Commit too on Public Buildings. Tho same Committee reported tho sidewalk around tho now jail had to bo two feet wider on Dearborn and one on Illinois street than was contemplated in tho original contract. Mr. Dcakman had proposed to do tho extra work for $1,025, aud It was recommended such a contract bo made with him. It was so ordered. This in creased expenditure arises from tho fact that tho Board of Public Works has widened the side walk. Tho architects for tho jail sent in a communi cation, stating tho contractors had reported that tho work ou tho foundation was done, aud ask ing their cortificatou for tho balance duo, amount ing to 60,200. Tho architects wish to make a final inspection in connection with tho Oonimit tee aud any other members of tbo Board who might wish to be present, before presenting a certificate. Mr. Ashton offered a resolution, which was adopted, ordering tho payment of tho balance ou tho presentation of tho proper certificates. It was also resolved that tho Board inspect tho foundation at 2 o’clock this afternoon. Tho Committee on Equalization of Taxes re ported favorably on the applications of O. A. Vial, tho Northwestern Fertilizing Company, M. Hoffman, Trego it Bmith, B. O. Fisher, Thomas I’eri, ana Adam Weaver for refunding of taxes, and tho report was concurred in. Mr. Ilorting offered tho following, which was adopted: WiiEiiKiH, Some 400 abstracts of title have been re corded In tUu llocnrdur’a oilkc; therefore Jiesolvtil, That tho Kcronlcr be, and lie Is hereby, di rected to prepare a suitable lmJ»\ to such uhntracto, ho that persons applying for copies cun ascertain what lauds or lots aro cuutuiuod In ouch abstract*. Mr. Jones offered a resolution, which was adopted, to close the county ofiicos on Decora tion Day. Mr. Crawford offered tho following, which was adopted: Jiewlveci, That a Committee of five, of which the Chairman of thU Hoard shall be Chairman, hIihII bo appointed to take in charge thu laying of tbo corner atone of tbo Jull and Criminal Court building, now in course of couatrucliou on tho turner of Michigan, Dearborn, end Illinois utroota. Tho Chair appointed Messrs. Singer, Crawford, vClough, and Jones as such Committee. Tho Board adjourned. THE JUDICIAL ELECTION. A Oard from tho Temperance Bnrenu Addrcfmca to tho Law-Abiding ciil koiin—ffir. Harbor lloclliiom to.lSo a ' t'andidalQ for Circuit Judge. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune ; Sm: Will you ploaso call tho attention of'nil law-abiding and order-loving oitlzonn to tho fact that on Juno 2 an election for Judges will bo hold, and tuat Tuesday and Wednesday, 27th and 28th, aro tho last days for tho registration of voters. Many citizens, ns usual, have changed their places of residence on the Ist of May,. ami con sequently their names will not appear upon tho list of voters at tbolr proper polling-places. A full and correct list of voters is rendered tbo moro necessary, ns tbo liquor Interests have determined to defeat ono of tho best Judges of tho present Bench, because ho has decided ques tions of law affecting them honestly and ac cording to tho best authorities. It is to bo hoped that tho masses of good citi zens will bo arouuod from tbolr apathy in season to ro-oloot all of tbo present Judges, and thus show that tho people aro satisfied with honest Judges, who will decide questions of law with out dictation from any solilsh interest.' I will send you a synopsis of authorities upon tho point above alluded to shortly. Yours, truly, M. 0. Kelley, Manager Chicago Tomporanco Bureau. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune: . Sir s 1 desire to express myjthanka to tho members of tho Bar for thofr very generous sup- Sort on Saturday last, and, to avoid any ralsun erotauding, to say that I am not in tho Held as a candidate for Circuit Judge. By giving this publicity, you will oblige, yours truly, Hiram Baudkh, Jn. Cuioioo, May 26, 1673. Proceedings of tlio Farmers’ Conven tion for tho Second Supremo Judicial District. EmNOJiAM, IU,, May 23,1673. Pursuant to a call of tbo farmers of tho Sec ond Grand Judicial District, to meet on this day at tbo City of Effingham* in Effingham County! tho Convention mot lu tho Court-Boom at Ef fingham ; and, on motion, tho Hon. Jonathan' Hooks, of Effingham County, was chosen per manent Chairman of tbo Convention, and Louis Harvey, of Cumberland County, and J. W. Boss, of Fayette County, woro choaou Secretaries of tbo Convention. of Senator Voris, of Sholby Coun ty, tho Convention proceeded to a call of the counties Comprising tho sold Second Judicial District, in answer to which call tho following counties responded, viz: Cloy, Richland, Lawrence, Crawford, Effing ham, Fayette, Macoupin, Shelby, Cumberland, Montgomery, Clark, Green, Christian, Madison, and liond. On motion, ordered that the roprcsontaUveo of tho respective counties present in this Con tention bo allowed to cast tho veto of their county. Tho following resolution was then offered by Benjamin Myers of Crawford County: Itmlved, That tho Convention have unshaken confl uence In tho ability and Integrity of tho Hon. John SiiholflcUl, and In bin unwavering dovottou to tho purity of the Judiciary of Illinois, and the principles of equal and oxaot Juatleo to all mon and oil Interests, and that we cordially recommend him to tho people of tho Second Supremo District of Illiuot* as eminently qualified in ability and character to succeed Judge Thornton on tho Supremo Bench of Illinois, and to adorn tho Judicial history of tho State. Tho Convention then proceeded to rote on tho resolution by ballot, tho following counties vot ing for tho adoption of tho resolution, viz.: Counties. Clay lllchland. Lawrouco, Crawford, KlilngliaiUr..., Fayette .v. Macoupin Shelby Cumberland, Montgomery, Clark. Christian.... Madison, 80nd.... Orcou Total vote cast Jasper, Jersey, Calhoun, and Marion Counties not represented. Upon motion, John Scholflold was unani mously declared tho choice of this, tho Fanners 1 Convention, for Supremo Judge of tho Second Judicial District. Thomas A. Apporson, of Cumberland County, ■William Middloworth, of SLolby County, and John Jackson, of Lawrence County, were ap pointed by the Convention to draft an ad dress to tho fanners and laboring men of the dis trict. John B. Briscoo, of Clark County,* iy, 11, Gilmore, of Elllngham County, and S. B. Hynes, of Montgomery County, wore appointed to wait upon tho Hon. John Hcholtiold, and inform of his nomination by this convention. In response to a call, the Hon, Thomas Brower addressed tho Convention upon tho vital questions touching the interests of tho farmers and laboring men of tho State of Illinois, which remarks mot with the appreciation of tho Con

vention, as was demonstrated by the frequent applause during tho address. Upon motion, tho Convention adjourned. Jonathan Brooks, Chairman. Lewis Harvey, J. W. Boss, Secretaries. THE BENDER FAMILY. AVlint a Chicago Correspondent of a Kansas I’apor Knows of tho Fiends* Under date of Hay 20, a Chicago correspond ent of tho Lawrence (Kansas) Democratic Stan dard, communicates tho following about tho no torious Bonder family: I submit tho following for what it is worth : In 18(15, there resided at North Wells street, Chicago, a German family consisting of five persons—man umi wife, daughter and two sons. Tho wife was under stood as u second wife and tho daughter was hers, and tho sous his. Thomauwus a strong-built, heavy-set, hard-looking customer, and evidently thou CO years old, and an imported, escaped convict from Germany. No ouo could tell what ho did for a livelihood, though ho was gono much of his time, in lowa and Kansas, and it was reported that ho was a Jowolry peddler, though I never saw him havo any. Whilo residing in Chicago his worldly household goods wero worth per haps $250, and ho somehow obtained a largo Insurance policy ou them, no doubt with tho intention of burning up tho building, but tho trick was discovered by tho landlord or agent, and ho had tho policy canceled. Ho then refused to pay his rent and vacate the premises, but to tho contrary, ho went boldly to (ho agent’s ofllco and looked him square lu tho evo, and told him that if ho gave him Buy trouble ho would 11 put a hull§t through him.’ 1 “ You will,’’ coolly replied tho agent, at tho some time draw ing his on him, and at thu same time giv ing him distinctly to understand that no person could scare him. and that if hodlduot immediately alt down, keep quiet, and nay over tho rent, ho “would make a' hole through him.” Butllip it to say that the rent was paid on (ho spot and receipted, with tho reply from tho German that, “ you nood have no further fears. Put up your pistol, for I see that you are a man of nerve and mean business. I rather hire you, and if you will go down with mo I will buy a bottle of wine ami wo will drink it together. ” “ All right,” said tho agent. The wine was bought and drank at “ Gldou’s. ” and tho Gcmuu took his Icavo of his Yankee cousin, evidently with the idea that lie had onco in his life made u mistake. That was tho last seen of him by tho agent, for soon thereafter he shot at and wounded a Chicago policeman in the arm and jumped iho cltv. Now lam eatlefled in my own mind that tide and tho Dendcr family uro tho same, and that if said Bonder had had his deserts he would havo been hanged long ago. li. M. CONSTERNATION IN THE CRIMINAL COURT. At about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon a quan tity of stone, from tho northeast comer top of tho rioketty relic of tho Court-House, which is occupied as a jail, Criminal and County Court, etc., foil upon tho ground below, smashing tho solid stone walk beneath as if it wore of porce lain. About a ton of tho material is calculated to have departed thus suddenly from its elevated position. Tho commotion in tho Criminal Court was something indescribable. Tho progress of tho mass of stone from roof to earth was distinctly audible from Us striking on and detaching fragments from tho project ing window-sills, and tho crash, us it reached the ground, was tho signal for a general rush for tho door. Bailiff Williams led the vim with a celerity that suggested tho idea that ho bad a dozen venues to servo boforo dinuor-timo, followed by moo, women, and children, wbo, disregarding the passage-way, clambered over tho chairs and benches iu an incongruous mass. Mooting at tho door tho motley crowd, by dint of climbing over ono another's shoulders, suf ficient relief was had to enable them all to es cape into Clark street. During the nolso, tho voice of Judge Troo was heard to bog tho people not to move, while tho “ Doo ” called upon Sheriff Bradley to call for “ order.” As soon as tho dense cloud of saw-dust had cleared away sufficiently to rffiow of tho use of eyesight. It was found that tbe prisoners on trial two iafo i that Mr. Burch had Blood hla ground 1 manfully, tho only'damago bolnrf tbo fracture of some hftlf dozon honchos and Tho partition-wall which in supposed to fioparato tho idlo on-lookorn from thoflo whoso business calls thorn to tho court, lu flftoon ralmUoa ordor wan restored In court, tho enso procoodcd, and tho maws of fallen ntono which had attracted tho gazo of n number of passers-by, wan whool-bnrrowod westward and (lumped on tho lingo pllo of Court-llouso debris loft by tho groat lire. LITERARY NOTES. apocalyptic rnornEciEs. Tho lato Bov. James Do Pal, a Chaplain In tho United Slates Army, made prophecy a subject of close study during tho twenty years of his min istry, and prepared a number of discourses on this subject. They are published In book-form by Claxtou, Bomson & naffolflngcv, of Philadel phia, under tho title, “An Exposition of tbo Prophecies of tbo Apocalypse.” For sale by B. D. Bubdoll, No. 148 State street. THE PASSIONS. Love and libertinism are subjects which it is very difficult to treat In accordance with tho maxim of Arlatotlo, “to say what should ho said, to say only what should bo said, and to say it as it should bo said.” French writers aro very fond of making such attempts, and, like tho savages who amuuo themselves by Booing bow near their victims they can throw their tomahawks without cutting tho skin, those writers take a prido on tho doxtority with which they can vorgo on tho indollcato and impuro without touching tho quiok. It cannot bo denied that tho relations of tho soxos aro discussed to-day in general society with a freedom that would have shocked a generation gone, and that thoro is a demand for bold but puro treatment of t\ioso topics. Tbo success of snob a work os Dumas fils 1 “Man-Woman ” is in point. Another work of tbo same character, of loss genius and fuller detail, is tho treatise of Dr. X. Bourgeois, Laureate of tho Academy of Modichio of Paris, which has been translated by Dr. Howard F. Damon, and published by James Gampboll, Boston. Its tltlo is “Tho Passions in Thoir Dotations to Health and Diseases.” ROWING. Frederick J. Engolhardt, the boating-editor of Turff FJcld, and Farm, has prepared a “ Bow ing Almanac and Oarsman's Pocket-Companion,” which is to ho publiahod as an annual. It con tains a record of nil the American races since 1811, Hummancs of cblicgo regattas, time-tables of annual local regattas, English college races, with a great deal of information of interest to aquatic sportsmen concerning regatta rules, bet ting rules, the dimensions of boats, oars, and aculls, training, rowing, and eliding, and the like. It Is published by tho .author, at tho office of Turf, Field, and Farm. “ TUB OTHER GIRtS.” Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney, tho popular author of “ Faith Qartnoy’s Girlhood,” has written a now story, entitled ** The Other Girls,” in which tho Boston lire plays a part as one of tho scenic ef fects. It io illustrated by J. J. Ilnrloy. Osgood & Co. are tho publishers. For sale by W. B. Keen, Cooke & Co., Chicago. DE ROTO. John 8. 0. Abbott,'the biographical novelist, has .issued another of his scries of American pioneers and patriots, which ia being published by Dodd & Mead. It io tho life of Ferdinand Do Soto. tho discoverer of the Mississippi. Of him iio says that careful investigation has revealed Do Soto to ho by no means so bad a man ns ho had sup {)osod him to have boon, and ho- finds much in iis heroic hut melancholy career which calls for churitablo construction and sympathy. Mr. Ab bott is certainly right in his ethics which teach him that it Is as wrong to traduco tho dead ns tho living; hut ono of tho reasons whichho gives for handling tho heroes of tho past with tenderness has an almost comically pru dential character. Ho bays ono who is aiding to form nubile opinion respecting another who has loft tile world, should remember that ho may yet meet tho departed in tho spirit-land! It is bad enough for a sensitive author to meet tho critics of this W'orld, but, if ho has to re strain bis pen in awe of tho critics of tho world to come, there might ao well bo an ond to tho making of hooks, it is not to bo expected, how over, that Mr. Abbott or other writers will al ways sharo tho future lot of those they misrep resent. If they And * themselves in company hereafter with tho bad mon to whom thoy nave given good characters, they will ho sure to es cape tho good mon whom thoy have attacked with their praise. But his moot serious danger Mr. Abbott has, fatuously enough, overlooked. Docs ho not expect to moot any of his readers in tho Kingdom Coming? How will hodnroto face tho iudiguant thousands who went to Heaven in tho firm belief that thoy would there find Napoleon I. in the shining garb of an Arch angel, or chanting hymns with tho Cherubim and Soraohim around the Throno ? Voice, the curistian religion. An argument for tho truth of the Christian religion is presented by the Bov. Dr. Bobort Baker White, in his work on “Besson and Redemption,” published by Lippincott, and for sale in this city by W. 11. Keen & Cooke. Tho Bov. Dr. W. A. Scott, of San Francisco, contributes a prefatory letter, in which ho says that ho has road nine chapters of the book in manuscript, itself a tribute, —and that ho llnds tho stylo fresh, easy, and simple, and rising sometimes to tho sublimo and eloquent in argument. Every day calls for its own authors and preachers, as well as each day calls for its daily broad; and bethinks Dr. White’s work, in which tho necessity for sal vation as it offered from tho Cross is exceeding ly well presented, will do a groat deal of good. SHORT-HAND. Another system of short-hand is presented by tha Rev. W. E. Beovil, 51. A., of 70 William street. Now York. Ho claims that Ills method is as legible ns the plainest writing, and requires no teacher bnt tho book. It is accompanied by a number of certificates from reputable gentlemen who have found it easier to use and to road than tho systems of Pitman, filunson, and tho others. “tub isles or skoals,” Colia Tlmxor apologizes for “Among tho Isles of Shoals,” published by Osgood, as fragmentary and inadequate sketches; but readers will not bo apt to agree with this modest estimate of its character. It is written iu singular harmony with tho sea-breezes, tho baro rocks, and tho delicious, soothing air of tho Isles of Shoals. Tho very sound of tho words suggest soa-clashiugß and dreamy skies. For solo by W. 13. Keen & Cooko, Chicago. “ HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN.” John Estor Gooko has turned aside from tho field of American fiction to work in foreign quarries. His last novel, published by Linpin cott, is entitled, “ Her Majesty tho Queen/’ and tho scenes and characters aro drawn from that well-stored magazine for novelists, —tho English Civil War, through which Hr. Cooke’s ancestors boro a noble part, in which tho story follows thorn, starting from tho old family-seat In War wickshire. an oino sionr. Judge Biddle, of Washington, has written astory of American life, under tho titlo of “Bart llidgoly. It hao achieved a wide success for its raoiuoss of narrative, and for its sketches of men like Josh ua It. Giudiugs, old Bon Wade, and other dis tinguished citizens of Ohio, whoro tho scene of the story lies, who move through tho story, and play parts of its drama. A itoro elaborate re view is reserved for another occasion. JUAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU. John Mosley, whoso “ Life of Voltaire,” pub lished last year, was, without doubt, tho finest piece of biographical litoraturo that has lately appeared iu tho English language, has written u life of lloussoau. la two volumes, published by Chapman & Hall, of Loudon. It is a fact, hut a at range one, that, familiar uu tho namo of Ilous- Boau it) to the general public, and vast an hits in lluonco on tho political and social welfare of tho masses ban been, this ia tho first full account of his life and writings by any English writer. Mr. Mosley’s work will be an opportune contribu tion as well to French stuuouts of tho grave social problems of government and education of which Rousseau wrote. PI, Haint Pfaro CHrardia began n series of papers on Rousseau, in tho Heme dea Deux Mondes, twenty years ago, but never finished them. French literature has nothing olso concerning tho life and work of ono of tho greatest of Fronchmou that is worthy of note, except tho formulas and crude work of Mussot-Puthay, which was published over fifty years ago. ■run “danbury news” man. The namo of tho funny man of tho Danbury JVci oa is J. W. Bailey. Bhepurd & Gill announce that they have in press “Life in Danbury,” which coutalua tho bout of tho humorous articles by him that have appeared iu tbo Ifewa during tho past three years, together with some sketch es never before published. “ONLY A TIN.” “Only a Pin” is the title of an Instructive, moral story, translated from tbo French of J. T. do Salnlo-Qormaiuo, and published by tbo Now York Catholic Publishing Society. mor. mouse. Dr. Tremens Prime, tho editor of tho Now York Observer, has added to his many other literary labors the task of writing the life of Prof. S. B. F. Morse. Ho is doing this at tho request of tho oxcuqtors of Mr. Morse, who have given. him access to all the loiters and'papers of the deceased, The work will bo ready oorly In'the fall. A WONDERFUL STORY. "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. 1 ’ Translated from tho French of Jules Feme. An imaginative description of his travels beneath tho waves, written in the flrflt poraon, under tho namo of Prof. Aronuax, who !s in search.of knowledge concerning tho inhabitants and vege tation of tho waters. 110, accompanied by Ills faithful servant. Consoll. sotout from Now York in a United Slates ship, which was sent in eoarob of a . soa-moußtor which had boon infesting tho waters, destroying and sinking ships, and terrifying all into whoso vi cinity It came. After a long, wearisome, and vain Boaroli, it was at last mot with in the North Pncillo Ocean, and preparations woro made to battle with. and vanquish It. As always pre viously, tho result was injury and loss to tho assailing ship; and, in addition to that, tho loss overboard of, tho Professor and- servant, and a Canadian hnrpoonor named Nod Land. All throo finally found rofugo on tho back of the "monster," which they found, to their surprise, to bo composed of shoots of iron, firmly rivotod together. Believing it to Do some' kind of boat, under tbo command of human bo iugs, they sought to orouso their attention, and woro finally admitted, by moans of tho slipping of ono of tho shoots of iron. ‘They wore confined in a coll, whore they wore visited by tbo Captain, who told thorn ho baa decided to allow them to rom&ln on •board, instead of drowning thorn, as bo could easily have done by divingand leaving them at tho mercy of tho waters. They woro then fed and clothed, end provided with luxurious accom modations in this strangebucb, «*u o d tho "Nau tilus." which contained a magnificent saloon, a lino library, and all tho conveniences and luxuries which could bo found anywboro. It was lighted, warmed, and propelled by moans of olootriolty. Tho cooking also was accomplished by the samo agent. For somo reason, which la never explain ed, Capt. Nemo apd his followers bad abjured tho world, and novor intended returning to it. Previous to leaving it, they bad constructed this boat. Tbo dilloront parts of it hod been manu factured in widely-separated portions of tho globo, and dually brought to, and put together upon, a doa ort-ioland; after which, having destroyed by firo all traces of tholr work, they embarked, novor to sot foot again among their follow-mon Capt. Nemo informed tho Professor and party that tholr fato was now Unhod with his own, and that bo should novor not them at liberty, as ho would allow no moans to exist which might* load to his discovery. Eo also stated that occa- Blonally, without giving thorn any reason for so doing, bo might wish to confine them for a short timo. To this they agreed; and thon commenc ed a most wonderful voyage. Over tho waves, 1 and under tbo waves; on tbo coasts of civilized countries, aud near tho' shores of cannibal islands; promenading lu water-proof clothing, with small reservoirs containing condensed air upon their shoulders, aud electric lanterns at their sides; upon tho bottom of tho ocoan, gaz ing through tho thick but cloar windows of the saloon upon tho strangodonizonoof tho waves, — tholr oyeo and minds woro constantly occupied and entertained. They visited tbo South Polo, whoro they barely escaped cmsliiug to death by tho means of ice, and mot with many strango and stavtUng adventures. ‘ No emergency arose, however, to which tho Nautilus was not equal. Shaped Uko n cigar, and constructed of soUd iron, its sailing quaUtios being, much superior to those of any other boat, It would, whenever it came in contact with any craft which, it wished to vanquish, propel itself directly through tho bottom, and then sink it with ail on board. It could also slaughter soa-monstors in tbo same manner. At last, by moans of a small boat, tho three wero enabled to make tboir od enpo. They came to tho surface in tho midst of tho Maelstrom on tho coast of Norway, but woro miraculously saved. This is a very ingenious and fascinating story. Although many stories have been written in which tho imagination reached wonderful improbabilities, this differs from them in being quite novel in its character. " LITERATURE AND DOOflIA.” Matthew Arnold's last book, “ Literature and Dogma,” is an essay toward a bettor appre hension of the Bible.' Tho author maintains that tho times demand a now rendering of tho Bible ; that tho masses—that is, tho “ lapsed” masses, as some theologians call them—are cast ing aside tho Bible and its rolition. on account of tho fact that, in asking the '< reason and authority of tho things thoy have boon taught to believe.” thoy do not receive satisfactory an swers, either in their own minds, or from others who profess to road undorstandmcly. Ho says that men should loam to road the Bible with tho undorstnnding'that its language is “ fluid, pass ing, and literary,.not rigid, fixedt and scientific which is tho first stop towards its tmo compre hension. Ho states that tJjo valuable mode of judgment is that which is founded upon true reasoning, which can only bo carried on by moans of knowledge of tho “ best which has boon thought and said in tho world," which gives a wide and familiar acquain tance with tho human spirit audits productions, showing how ideas and terms arose ; and that this is muoh bolter than tho hard, abstruse rea soning which depends only upon logic. In speaking of tho word God. ho says that the .scientific and literary meanings are confounded in such a manner as to lead to miscomprehen sion. In tho scientific sense, as generally used, it moans tho First Great Cause, tho moral ana intelligent Governor of tho Universe, including Jesus Christ, consubstantial with Him, and the Holy Ghost, proceeding from tho two. |lu a literary sense, it can bo used meaning Morality or Perfection. Tho object of religion is con duct, which makes throe-fourths of life; tho easiest thing in tho world as regards un derstanding, but, as regards doing, the hardest. Bight conduct, in othor words, righteousness—is tho tmo object of religion, and tho groat concern of tho Bible. Religion “moans simply either a binding to righteous ness, or else a serious attending to righteousness and dwelling upon it.” “Tho true moaning of religion is thus*not simply morality, but morali ty touched by emotion.” And this now eleva tion of morality, otherwise righteousness, be comes tho word of religion, morality tho word of philosophic disquisition, and conduct tho word of common lifo. Tho language of tho Bible is not scientific, but literary. Wo should endeavor to traco tho effect of rohgion on the language of. tho men from whom wo receive the Bible. As au illustration of tho difference between literary and scientific, he gives this: “Wdrdsworth calls tho earth * the mighty mother of mankind,’ and tho geographers call her ’an ob late ephoroid.’ Wordsworth's expres sion is mpro proper and adequate to convoy what men feel about tho earth 5 but it is not, therefore, tho more scientifically exact.” A scientific term Is one which is certain ami ver ifiable, and a literary term is one which “ throws out at an object not fully grasped.” “ God is a tendency which is not ourselves, but which ap pears in our consciousness, by which things fulfil tho real law of their being.” This ho interprets as righteousness, supporting all by scriptural quotations aud arguments. Ho tolls us that what in us is “natural,” is really “revealed.” Wo awake to tho conßciouonoss of it, aud the difference is only in degree. “ A system of the ological notions about personality, essence, ex istence, commbstautlality, is artificial religion,” and “in no.sonso revealed, just because it is m no sense natural; and revealed religion is so . named just in proportion as it is in apro-ominont degree natural. The religion of tho Biblo is. therefore revealed because tho groat natural truth, ‘ Righteousness tendoth to life,’ Is there recognized.” “ Tho prodigies and tho marvel ous of Bible religion aro common to it with all religions ; tho love of righteousness in its ominoncy is its own.” A proper reading de pends upon “ understanding tho manner in which men have thought, their way of using words, and what thoy moan by them." By tho words Gad and Eternal, thoy meant “tho en during power, not ourselves, which makes for righteousness." “They mount more by thoao names which thoy could not grasp, hut thoy meant and grasped this fully.” “la this ro servodiioris of afiirmation about God loss worthy of him than tho astounding particularity and licouso of afiirmation of our dogmatists, os If ho. were a man in tho next What is required Is what is indicated by tho expression “opiolkoia,” or tho “ sweet reasonableness" of Jesus. Tho author goes on to illustrate, by many Scriptural passages, tho different signifi cations which words may boar, finding out tho reasonable one. 110 maintains that tho culture and knowledge of literature are required in the cause of religion j that it is essential far a mind, in order to grasp tho full moaning of tho Scrip tures, to possess itself of tho host which has boon thought and said, constantly bringing fresh knowledge to its store, ami sitting tho same un til, shifting imperceptibly from one platform to another, it finally reaches tho point from which a clear knowoldgo and Insight may bo gained. “ As, for tho right inculcation of right eousness, wo need tho inspiring words of Israel's lovo for it,—that la, wo neod tho Biblo: bo, for tbo right inculcation of tho method and eocrot of Josus, wo need tho opiolkoia, tho sweet reasonableness of Jesus.” lu order to roach any conception of tho ideas advanced by this author, tho book should bo road most carefully and con siderately. It is impossible, In reviewing it to ffivo any adequate idea of its contents or theories. Tho author states that tho occasion of hie writing tho book is his perception of tho beginnings and signs, which ho thinks all must recognize, of an impending revolution In religious matters. THE CORN CROP. A " *•»«" Vonr»» Prnrtnct ! f ot 1,0 Much Moro than Half that of LaMt Yenr. _ OifAiWA, TP., May 23,1873. To the Editor nf The Chicago Tribune: ' Sir: "Observer," In your issue of the 21st, tan a abort communication In regard to tho proapocta for a com crop In aovorai oouMloa In this part of tho Stain, and, bo far aa IrOquoia and Ford, and a part of Idvlngalon andlloLonn Conntloa, aro concerned. I can confirm hia tea limony. I have taken particular oaro to aaoorlain by obaorvatlon, and communicating with pora’ona whom I know to bo good farmora and mon of Bound Judgment, tbo actual condition of tbo landj and my own oiporionco aa a prairie farmer ainco 1850 onabloa mo to Judge of tho value of tho testimony. Throughout tbia groat corn-bolt, tbo dralnago la much hotter, along tho stroama and bolta of timber, than on tbo broad prairloa i and tha old cat aettiomouta and boat improved fsrma Ho ad- Jaoonl to thoao locaUtioa. Tbo forma, too, in addition to tbia bettor drainage, aro bettor manured and stocked, banco, planting ia ranch moro forward than on tho nowor farma. With tboao old farmora, In many caaea, two or throo wooka auffleo to put in tholr com crop; and but very few, of tboao farmora over sell any com. on tbo other band, It ia very different on‘tha nowor, outlying pralrlo forma, from which tho ‘ mUr of tbo markot-anpply comoa. Very fow man soil com who have moana to buy oattlo and hoga to oat tholr farm-prodneta. Among, tboao now farmora, they count on put ting in from 40 to 80 aoroa of oropa to oaoh toomj I think tho average la nearly 00 aoroa par team of two horses or mulea, banco, at ioaat forty good working daya ora required to nut in n fun crop, and, among tbia cfoaa ,of farmora. but fow bavo commenced to plow for com at this date; and aU agroothat nearly all tboniowimr and planting that has boon dono baa been forced and promaturo, or, ae they oxproaa it. “Tbo ground turua over alloky' and sad-like, and it don’t seem to dry out neither." * Many bavo aoid to mo, “I have niantod an whou’l b ? t 11 in , m!r ? ryoat a > " nd 1 on ’t know Iw«v . got f n J° “ y flot kud . “od that is whom I get my boat com." ’ tb ? Bood-tbno baa extended from March to Juno, and. ovorv slouch flnt i, no boon plowed yielded from sixty bushels por ocro unwn.wi while tbo high lands have produced from forty bushels por acre downward 5 and tho result is. the average yield has boon unprecedentedly largo. Now. a largo portion of this laud cannot bo planted this year at all, and much ol what w|U bo planted will be worked when too wot. without doubt, and will not produce much. It is said by somo (I think I bavo seen such statements in your papoiO that com is a safe crop planted up to the f6th or 20th of Juno, This is not my experience, though I have raised good, sound com planted on tho 7th of . Juno 5 but it would not grade as uVo. 2 the same year; and, in every case (of such lato springs), but a very small per cent of the crop ever came up to grade (No. 2). I be lieve, however, that, this spring, planting will continue as late as tho 20th; but lam fully per suaded that not over two-thirds ns many oores will bo planted In this fllty miles square of terri tory as was planted last year, aud tbo average per aero cannot possibly bo moro than two-thlrcla -that of last year, as tho laud that cannot bo planted, or. if planted, will bo put in in bad con dition. is tho richest aud host com laud, and cannot bo, cultivated as thoroughly os hereto fore j and I boliovo this ia truo all over tho State. For several years past, tho crop was put in early, and farmers had abundant timo to cultivate thoroughly throo, four, or flvo times. TL.s year Laying and harvest will oomo on just iu cultivating time, and the crops must bo loft uncultivated. Somo will cultivate thoroughly doubtless, but I speak of tho masses, —which will bo the rule. This is on tho suppo sition that wo have good weather from this timo on;'but the ground is thoroughly saturated,— level full, with a fow drying days, the surface may ho worked ; but every ordinary ebowor will stop work for days, where, last year, tho earth would absorb U as fast ns it foil, and work go on as soon as tho rain ooaeod. 1 think I have shown how it happens that there are such conflicting statements. From the older settled sections we hoorthatplantingis progress ing finely, whilo, from othor sections, nothing has boon done. I differ somewhat from the generally-accepted ooncluaion as to the amount of corn still in tho hands of tho farmers. I am fully persuaded that it is not os largo as last year at this time, in this part of tho Btato at loost. Tho winter has been longer and much more severe. Much more has been fed on this account, and much haa boon wasted' because it was bo cheap, besides very largo quantities that have boon burned. With com at 15 to 20 cents per bushel, and coal at 25^ to SO cents, very many who livo from Cto 15 miles from market thought it would not pay to do tho hauling to make tho exchange, espe cially as cbm is much tho nicor fuel. Another cause of waste is tho largo amount that has lain out all winter. 1 was vory much surprised to learn how much is still standing in tho liold. lam confident that, at the commence ment of this, week, about as much of tbo old crop was standing in tho field as had boon plant ed this spring. I have just road tho forogolng to a Ford County farmer, to get his opinion, and ho thinks Ihavo “ drawn it rather mild at any rate, I have not intended to overdraw tho picture; I believe what I havo written. Wo have had throo uncommonly largo crops,— unprecedented. More than, two have boon con sumed. Last year our exports woro only about 5 per cent of tho orop; tho year before, loss than 8 per cout. Tho rest . has boon consumed at homo. This year, tho aggregato orop caunot muoh oxcood 50 per cent of that of last year; but, suppose it docs amount to two-thirds as largo as last year, it will still ho hundreds of millions of bushels less than has boon consumed annually in our own country for several years post; there fore, I would say to tho farmers: Bavo your corn ; do not wasto it; it will all bo needed to mako up tho deficiency of tho next orop. Farmers generally aro at work patching, as thoy say,—selecting tho dryost spots. This, too, will mako bad work when thoy como to “ tend it,”as tho “patches” must bo “tended” ns they ore planted, winch is vorymuch slower than to mako long rows. In some places, ! am told, tho recent heavy showers have stopped work en tirely. InoQuois. Tho Pulpit and (ho Press* To tho Editor 0/ the Jfeto York Times; In your paper of Monday is an article from Chicago, headed “Thol'ulpit and tho Press," which closes with tho following statement: “ Tho clergyman’s lack of dignity is severely commented upon.” That any one who has lived in Chicago for tho past year could nmko any comment unfavor able to Dr. Sullivan for bis just and 'deserved robuko of tho.iT/mcaof that city, is very eur prisiug. You aro doubtless aware that it is a paper, and tho only ouo - thoro, that condescends to fill its columns with disgusting and grossly exaggerated personalities, having for thoirfoun datiou tho most trivial and commonplace transactions, which ore dressed up in tho most sensational stylo to attract attontion t and made so pointed that no ouo familiar with tho social or business lifo of tho city can fall to know who is tho attacked party. For sovoral months past tho Sunday issue of this paper has boon publishing, as a preparatory exorcise for its readers before going to divine service, a series of tho most scurrilous and abusive attacks upon tho clergy of tho city, and tho prominent members, both male ana female, of thoir congregations. I think it safo to say that thoro is not a rospootablo person in Chicago, whether church-goor or not, who has not denounced in tho severest terms those un conscionable and vilo assaults, mado without discrimination upon ovory churcti lu tho city, ex posing tho members individually to tho notice of tho public, and displaying in a ridiculous aud falso light ovory act of their lifetime. That one Christian minister of tho Chicago pulpit—a man that is far above reproach, both in hie private and clerical capacity—has stood up and in the native dignity of ids soul thrust out from his presence tho unclean representative of on utterly unclean thing, whom ho know was sit ting thoro in cool effrontery, for tho baso pur pose of misinterpreting lua words, misrepre senting his acts, aud maligning his congrega tion, is a deed tuat I fool safo in saying will moot tho hearty approval of tho puro-mlndod citizens of that city, and Dr. Bullivau will ho looked upon as tho man who dares do as well as preach justice to tho people to whom ho so con scientiously and acceptably ministers. CuiOAQOAIf. New Yoke, Tuesday, May 20, 1873. —A Pooria womnu lately uout 11,500 old post age stamps to u frloud in Now York, to help make up tbo number of 2,000,000, for which nuantity a gentleman baa agreed to build an Episcopal chapel iu her neighborhood. 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