Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 30, 1873, Page 1

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 30, 1873 Page 1
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VOLUME 2G. CLOTHING. Strangers Visiting the City and in want of FliMTiie, Will consult tholr own interests by calling and examining our immense) stock of EBADY-IMLA-IDiB Clothing! CONSISTING OP SMB OVERCOATS,,SI4 to S3O. BUSINESS MS, * sl2 to S4O. AN ELEGANT STOCK OF WKUIMOotIMc. Latest Styles and Lowest Prices. Call and Examine Before Parohaaing Elsewhere. EDWARDS, BLUETT & CO., 45 and 47 West Madison-st,, AND 008 STATB-ST. MUSICAL. GEORGE WOODS & CO.’S Parlor Organs. Those remarkable Instruments havo created much In* tereit and enthusiasm amoncmusiclans by reason of thoir BEAUTIFUL QUALITY OF TONE* THOROUGH CONSTRUCTION. ELEGANT DESIGNS AND FINISH. And the extraordinary musical effects to be obtained from thoir COMBINATION SOLO STOPS. AEOLTNK (a soft or breathing stop); VOX HUMANA (a baritone solo, not a fan or tremolo); PIANO (of oxqulslto tone, which will Dover require tuning). Tboto organa havo acquired a very extensive aalo la America and Europe, and all Intercatod in mutloaroln* Tiled to examine them at tho warerooms, Nos. 66 and 68 Adams-st,, between State and Dearborn, CHICAGO. All lovers of music are Invited to examine them. Clr culara containing music sent postpaid to any address. COP LIVER OIL. m WILLSOOST’S CARBOLATED GOB LITER OIL la a Specific and Radical Ooro for CONSUMPTION MD SOEOPULOUS DISEASES. Remember tbo name, ‘ 1 Willson’s Carhotatod Ood Liver Dii; ” It comes In largo wedge-shaped bottles, bearing tbo inventor’s signature, and la sold by the bsst Druggists. Prepared by J. H. Willson, 83 Jobn-et,, N, Y, For sale by all Druggists. CARRIAGES. CARRIAGES. E, M. STIVERS, M 144, 146, 148, 150 and 152 Fast TUrty-Jrst-sl,, new yobk, Is manufacturing, and has throe largo show rooms, equal to 400 feet long by 25 foot wide, filled with a splendid as sorted stock or Top and Light Road Wagons, Dog Carta, lour and Six Boat Phaetons, Ladles’ l*ony Phaetons, Jtookawajrs, do. Parlies in Chicago, by calling on O. M. CLARK. Nog. 79 and 81 SUteouth-at., can see samples, got particulars, and order through him if more conve nient. _ R. 11. STIVERS, Now York. REAL ESTATE. FOR BALE. CORNER MICHIQAN-AV, AND ADAMS-BT,, Lot 37 feet front on avonuo by 109 on Adams-st., with 10- foot alloy in roar; one block from Gardner and Matteson Houses, two blocks from Palmer’s Hotel and Clifton House, three blocks from new Custom-House, directly op posite Pullman Palace Oar Co.’s now otQcos In Hoooro °* Grand Union Depot. EXPOSITION BUILDINGS will bo erected on oppo site aide of avonuo. Will bo sold on reasonable terms. No commissions to agents. 11. Q. HOWARD, Room 30 Republic Life Building, 169 LaSallo-st. LOTTERY. $300,000. Capital Prize, $50,000. Missouri State Lottery. Grand Single Number Scheme. Draws tholaatdayofevorymonfb. 6.BBoPrizes,amount ing to SBOO,OOO. Whole tickets, $10; Halves. 86. Send for circular to MURRAY, MILLER A CO., Box 3,446, 8U Louis. Mo. BUSINESS CARDS. DR. E. BODENSTEDT, Haring returned from Germany, hu opened hU office to Bnlog’a Block. Room 19, near OUrk-at. Bridge, North Side. Houra—From 8 a. m. to a p. m. J. M. W. JONES, stationer, Prtiiter, anil Blanß Boole uaimlactarer. Nos. 104 and 108 Madison-st, MORTON & 00., OfS.ce Desks, 104 oat Xials.e-st. WINDOW SCREENS. Wire Screens, FOR 1)00118 AND WINDOWS, At tho oldest establishment In the business. J*. W- 3D- KELLEY Sc BRO.. 88 Madison-st., Tribune Building. MEETINGS. Dlasomc. Oriental Lodge. No. 33, A; F. and A. M. Speelalcom* ounfoatlon thUtFridaylovonliig, at7>* o'clock, fur work ou tho F, (j, Degree. By order of tho Mailer. K. N. TUCJICIi.It, HocroUry, I. O. O. F. Tho Initllutlon of llllnoli Encampment, No. 8, will Uko plaoo at Iholr hall, uornor Clark and Washington* ate., Friday ovuaing, ,luuo 13, 1378. when all i’atriarcha are cordially lirUcd. J, W. ullla, I). O. H,, wllllmull the offioora/ 080. B. fcAMUKL. FINANCIAL. ILLINOIS H ill Sams Capital. ....... $500,000 DXBBOTOE^: W. P. COOLRAUQH, Dn. N. 8. DAVIS, T. M. AVERY, IBAAOWAIXAL, O. M. LINDURKEN, JNO. B. DRAKE, ANSON STAGER. 11. O. POWERS, J. MCGREGOR ADAMS, L. 11. BIDWAY. ORO. HTURQR9, JNf). MoOAFFRRY, WM. H. MITOUKLL. JOHN DeKOVEN, O. W. POTTER. OFFICERS: li. n. SIDWAY, Prnnidode. JNO. D, DRAKE, 3d V-PrCst 11.-0. POWERS, V-Proe't. JAS. S. GLB 1)8, Cashier. Will open for business oathoSd day of Juno, 1673, In the building formerly occupied by tho union National Hank, NOS. 273 & 275 MADISON-ST., (CORNER OF MARKET-BT.) CHICAGO, XXiXj. Will reoolvo Savings Deposit* and pay interest on tho same at the rato of 6 per cent per annum, as provided in its By-Laws. "Will receive and execute trusts, and invest money for Individuals, Estates, Corporations, and Socie ties. Will loan money on Bond* and Mortgages, Cash Collaterals, and other good Securities, Riving preference, however, to persons of smalt moans who are desirous of securing homos; and will soil Exchange on the principal cities of this Country, Europe, and tho Canadas, and issue Travelers’ Letters of Credit. This Bank has boon organized as a BTRIOTLY TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK, and wilt transact only such bush ness ss is directly connected with tho receipt and care of TRUST and SAVINGS FUNDS, and will bo as liberal in It* business transactions as is consistent with a sound and conservative policy and permanent safety. Depositors desiring to do so, can have letters addressed to them in care of the Dank, and on their request those letters will be forwarded to any other PostOmco. They may also apply to tho Cashier for any information on matters of Business, or to have letters carefully addressed and forwarded. Special arrangement* have boon made for a LADIES' BUSINESS DEPARTMENT, In a neatly furnished room, with dressing room attached, and separate from the gen eral business room, entrance to which is from Market street. The Bank will bo open for tho transaction of business from 10 a. m. to 4p. m., and on Saturday Evenings from 6toe. • WALKER, AHDEBWS & CO., 14 Wall-st.. N. Y. ANZDMSWS da 00., 10 Place Vondomo, PARIS. Travelers’ Credits Issued, both In STERLING, on UNION BANE OF LONDON, And la francs on PARIS, UNDER THE SAME LETTER. Circular IST otos, Of £lO, £2O, and £6O on tbo UNION BANK OP LONDON. Commercial Credits; Elites on London & Paris. Slocks, Bonds, and Gold bought and sold on eommls tlon. Hallway Loans negotiated. CHARLES H. BROWER. R. PARKER PIERCE. PIERCE & BROWER, BROKERS, 88 jßaLAPisou-sm l . Local Stocks, Commercial Paper, Govern ment and Western Securities. Illinois 10 por cent Hogistered Coupon Bonds. COAL. WILEESBAREE COAL PROM OUE OWN MINES, Prices for our celebrated Wilkes barre Coal, f. o. b. vessels along side OUB OWN docks in Bufl'alo, as follows: Grate $5.85 per ton 2,000 lbs. I3gg 6.10 per ton 2,000 lbs. Kango 6,35 per ton 2,000 lbs. Chestnut.. 6,10 per ton 2,000 lbs. Giving to our facilities for hand ling Coal direct from vessels into cars, ivc are enabled to make very favorable contracts on through shipments of cargoes for the coun try. 0. -A— BLAKE <fe CO., 11l Bnialway, H, Y, Commercial Bide., Bnffalo. BLAKE, WHITEHOUSE & 00., ORNAMENTAL IRON WORK. QrimeitallroiGoofc, Fountains, Vases, Statuary, Aquariums, Deer, Dogs, Dions, Refrigerators, Ice Boxes, A full line Stoves, Ranges, and Housekeeping Goods. DALTON & 00., 82 & 84, Bnndolpk-at., near State. FOR SALE. ROGERS’ m f OSTEMOLf S Pocket Knives, AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, BY BUM, PAGE, EOHE & CO., SPECTACLES, AT J. O. LANGGUTII'S, Optician. Mfltato-et., between Washington and Randolph. HOTELS. GRAND UNION HOTEL, SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. T., will open Jane J, for the reception of guoata. Prof. J, M. Lander and nla auporb band havo been engaged for tlio leaaon. Roorna can be engaged at MotroiinUiaa Ho tel or Oilfloy lloune, N. Y. Address BRESLIN, GAUD NKR 4 CO., at (Saratoga Springs, N. Y. WANTED. Partner Wanted. Inawoll*oatobllahed Wboloaato Grocery llouao in Chicago, Reliable party, with $30,000 to SIO,OOO. can aoouronde> alrablu business and investment. Address, with refer* onoos, WHOLKHAUi OUOOKH, Tribune office. MISCELLANEOUS. BOOHS 8s PERIODICALS AtX». SOHIOK ft CO.’S, 102 East Madison-st, To Our Customers, Aftor this date wo will close our Store on Saturday at 8 p. m* until Aug 1. BIDDLE ft BOYD. AGRICULTURE. Proceedings in the National Congress at Indian apolis. A lively Discussion Between Practi cal and Theoretical Farmers. Statistics as to the Relative In crease of Population Over Production. An Exhaustive Report from the Committee on Transporta tion. Increased Value of Grain in Eastern Over AYest ? ern States. New Inland Transportation Routes Specially Rec ommended. Virtual Condemnation of the Dead- Head System. The Labor Question Discussed at Length Without Action. Agricultural Collegcs-TUo Public Lands-Hortlculturo. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, Indianapolis, May 29.—Tho National Agricul tural Congress commenced business this morn ing, Mr. Garland, of Illinois, in the chair. Tho minutes woro road and approved. Some now delegates woro admitted. FUNDS. Gon.' Jackson, of Tennessee, reported from tho Executive Council, recommending that tho de ficiency in tho fund to pay tho debts incurred by tbo Secretary for printing bo supplied by volun tary subscription; that tho Committee of Five on Finance bo a standing committee of tbo Con gress, which should communicate with all tho fanners* clubs and agricultural societies In tho country, asking thoir co-operation; that each society and club bo entitled to ono delegate, no matter how small the club, and all Slato agricul tural societies to two delegates, tho entrance fee to bo fixed by tbo Committee. Meredith, of Indiana, boliovod tho masses of tho people wero fighting monopply, but not with money. All they needed was enough to carry on tbo business and pay tbo expenses of tho Con gress. After discussion, the report was adopted. The ladioa of Indianapolis wore invited to at* tend tho Congress. TRANSPORTATION. Mr. Lawton, of South Carolina, offered tho following: Resolved, That, In order to secure a reduction In tbo present extreme rates of railway and marine transpor tation of American produce, It is absolutely necessary that iron and nil supplies necessary for tbo construc tion of railways.Btoumsbipa, and other vessels bo ad mitted Into tho united States free of duty. 3. That tho extreme cost of rails has been a serious tax on tho roads of tho entire country, and at this time many roads West and South, who are cramped In their finances, are in almost an unsafe condition, tho rails bavins boon much woni, and they without the means of replacing them. 3. That one reason why many roads in tho South and West do not pay is on account of the contracted policy pursued by them in exacting extreme rates on freight and passengers, with the view, as they con tend, of making expenses, tho facta being that 4 or 5 cents per mile per passenger amounts to & prohibitory tariff, for no citizen of moderate moane thinks of leaving homo ex cept for necessary business or health, and freight is absolutely held over for months to bo shipped by water rather than entail tho heavy charges levied, 4, That tho time has come when's now policy must bo adopted, viz: Fanners and Patrons of Husbandry generally must take more Interest in tho organization and construction of railroad companies and transportation companies of tho lakes and ocean; that all companies chart ered. should bo limited to the act under which they work, and should not bo allowed to purchase or otherwise come in possession of other corporations nor amalgamate with other companies. Tbo resolutions woro referred to tbo Com mittee on Transportation. THE WOOL TRADE. ( Mr. Bitoluo, of Ohio, offered a preamble sot ting forth that the importation of foreign wool last year reduced tbo price of American wool less than half tbo price of one year ago, while tho current prices of clothing and woolen goods to the consumer wore as high as over heretofore; Resolved, That tho members of tbo several societies, oa well as fanners and workingmen, bo requested to uso their influence so with Congress that, whether wo have a high or low, or protective or prohibitory, or a revenue tariff, It may operate equally on all classes of tho country, promote the greatest good of tho greatest number, ana not protect a small number at tho expense and greater cost of tho masses of tho pco po. Bof erred to tbo Committee on Miscellany. UNJUST LEGISLATION. Mr. Longorman, of Indiana, moved that the United States Commissioner of Agriculture bo requested to consult with tho State Board or special boards chosen by him. and to revise and examine such legislation as has been enacted, and which operates to tho prejudice of agricul ture, such os the transportation laws, tariff, and revenue laws; that ho prepare a statement of tho injuries indicted by such legislation, and that the Department of Agriculture bo empow ered by Congress to protest against or disap prove of such legislation as is injurious to tho agricultural interest. Deferred to Miscellaneous Committee. HOUTIODLTDKE. Mr. Iloudley. of Alabama, offered a resolution providing that Congress should consider tho feasibility of furnishing a complete nomencla ture, on a scientific basts, of tho grape as culti vated in .the United States. Deferred to tho Committee on Horticulture. ROTATION OF CROPS. Mr. Stephens, of Minnesota, offered a resolu tion recommending rotation of crops. Deferred to tho Committee on Crops. « SOCIETY ORGANIZATION. Mr. Stillson, of Minnesota, reported from the Committee of Society Organization, against the proposition to establish fourteen standing com mittees. and recommended tho appointment of Committees on Transportation, and Weather and Crop Deports, to whom papers on thoso subjects should ho referred, and upon which they should report to tho next Congress. Adopted. ENTOMOLOGY. Mr. Dellly, of Missouri, from tho Committee on Entomology, report oil, offering resolutions providing that Congress ulmll require railroad companies and settlors receiving the benefit of the homestead acts to plant trees on ono-lonth of their land; that agricultural colleges should give more attention to forest and tree plant ing and horticulture; that railroads bo re quested to plant *roos on their lands; that each State should employ au entomologist, and that agricultural noddies should give more at tention to tho subject. Adopted. AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES. Prof. Thompson, of Nebraska, from tho Com mittee on Agricultural Colleges, recommended CHICAGO, FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1873. tho adoption of tho following resolutions pre sented by Frof. Itood: Jlaotved, That tho body hero assembled for tho promotion of agriculture approve and Indorse the ofTortii now bolug made to soouro additional aid from Congress In behalf of the colleges established In oou sequence of tho land grant of 1833, in order to promote ttio liberal and practical education of tho Industrial classes in tho several pursuits and professions of life. Jlrnolced, That tho bill known as tho Morrill bill, which passed the Senate by a largo majority, with tbo amendment thereto which passed tho House of Repre sentatives by n largo majority, shows tho liberal spirit of Congress In behalf of sclonllflo practical education, and an increasing interest in that hind of education which encourages (ho application of science to the practical arts of Ufa. Jieeolved, That a committee from this l>ody bo ap pointed to memorialize Congress on (his subject, and otherwise promote it Ju any manner as they may think best. Mr. Torroy, of Wisconsin, mode a minority re port, recommending that, tho resolutions bo not concurred in, as tho public domain should bo held for practical Bottlers, and colleges baduovor boon truly agricultural. Mr. Martin, of Indiana, opposed the adoption of tho report, because ho believed tho publlo lauds should not bo Squandered iu any snob way. Tho publio.lands belonged to tho whole pooplo— to tho poor man as well as to tho rich. What benefit would tho masses of the pooplo derive from tho lands if dovotod to agricultural col leges ? How many of tho sons of poor farmors would learn farming in those colleges ? Not one in a thousand. Tho place to loam farming waa between tho bandies of tho plow. Why should he bo taxed for tho scientific education of a kid glove fanner who would look down on poor men and Boom to speak to tbom ? Tbo publlo lauds should bo reserved for actual Bottlers. It was as much a steal to bestow those lands on thoHo colleges os to give tbom to railroads or private corporations, Ho could not• bolio'/o in a Congress that would vote for such a report, and bo warned them that tbo fanners would never indorse such ac tion. Tho poor men desired those lands to bo loft for their children to occupy in tho years to como. Thoy should bo loft to actual settlors. Frof. Bead, of tho Missouri Agricultural Col lege, gavo a history of tho soiomifio application to the practical arts of life, and contended that thoro never had boon a grant of laud made that produced such beneficent results. He believed tbo public lands should bo dovotod to tbo main tenance of agricultural colleges. The Morrill bill did not affect tho interests of homestead set tlors. Mr. Anthony, of Kansas, did not boliovo tlio action of Congress sprung from the people. [Applause.] Ho woe inAVasbington when tbo scheme was begun. Congress. and tho farmers who urged it wore Presidents and agents of og ricultural colleges. They woro tho farmers who were asking Congress to place tho last aero of tho public lands in Territorial control. Tho same attempt to indorse tho swindle was mado at tho St. Louis Congress, and It failed. Now they came again with resolutions almost in tho samo language, and tried to force them through that body. Agricultural colleges bad failed to accomplish tho objects for which they woro established. What woro tho fruits of the ton mill ions of public lands given away to support thcso institutions? Did tho gentleman from Missouri contend that his Institution was a success ? That was tho college over which Senator Pat terson, of Now Hampshire wos invited to pro side, because bo was versed in stock-raising, and Credit Mobilior stock. [Applause and laugbtor.] Ho know nothing of agriculture, ond was a sample of tho men who ruled over those colleges. All tho' Presidents of thoso institu tions, with tho exception of tho President of tho Ohio College, claimed in Washington that tho colleges wore intended to teach tho classics instead of agriculture. Thcso colleges woro in tended to educate farmers’ sons to do to agri culture what theological colleges aro to tho pul pit. Did tho farmers find any such colleges ? Tho object of tho colleges was perverted. Prof. Itoed excused tho deficiencies of tho colleges, on tho ground that thoy woro not estab lished long enough to bo perfect. Mr. Stephens, of Indiana, moved to lay tho reports on tbo table, to bo called up at tho pleas ure of tho Congress. Tho motion prevailed. ‘ AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. Mr. Poolo, of Indiana, from tbo Miscellaneous Committee, reported on a resolution recommend ing tbo purchase direct from tbo manufacturer of farming implements, to tbo. effect that tbo matter might safely bo left to tbo discretion of tbo local clubs. Adopted. BIGQT-UOUR LAW. Tbo same Committoo roedmmondod tbo adop tion of tbo Millikon resolution, published yester day, condemning the Eight-Hour law, and re questing Congress to repeal it. Mr. Papin, of South Carolina, did not think tbo law interfered in any way with agriculture, and thoy should not touch it. Mr. Porker, of Illinois, behoved tho law was an injury to farmers. It might work well enough in trades, but whoa a farm-band insisted upon obeying tbo law it frequently resulted in loss and disaster. Mr. Millikon, of Ohio, boliovod tUo question of labor was more important than that of transpor tation. All laws regulating labor wore tho curso of tUo land. Employers and employes should be loft to znnko tboir own bar gains. Thoro woro combinations and organizations controlling labor just as thoro woro monopolies controlling capital. Tho oight-bour law bad raised tho price of coal, of agricultural implements, and of everything tbo farmer consumed. Tbo fanner bad to pay tbo piper. Tbo law making eight bouts a legal day’s work in Government employment simply indorsed tbo action of tbo trades unions and tbo Communists, wbo claimed a man should not work moro tnan eight hours out of twenty-four. 110 boliovod that law cost tho formers $100,000,- 000 a year. Was sot that a fit subject for tbo consideration of an Agricultural Congress ? They wore oppressed by'.railroads, but they woro under tuo worse tyranny of the oight-bour law, Tbo producing classes woro robbed by tbo law, wbicii added 25 por cent to tbo cost of what they purchased. Hr. Stephenson, of Indiana, did not think tbo law affootod farmers, and tbo proposition to re peal tbo law carao with a bad grace from a Con gross of working formers. They bad onough to do to fight tbo railroads, without undertaking to fight tbo workingman. Mr. Millikoa thought tbo workingmon and tho poor wore opprossoa by tbo law, and bo meant to cast no reflections on workingmen. Tho law was unjust in principle to all classes. Allbusiness and employment should bo loft oniiroly free and untrammolod by laws whether of tho Govern ment, of trades-unions, or Communists. Such law’s and combinations wore improper and vil lainous, and moro oppressive on tho poor than on tbo ziab. Capitalists could afford extortion. Tbo poorer classes could not. Mr. Poolo, of Indiana, did not think tbo law tnado much diltoronco outriido of Government work, because men made kiruir own bargains any way. Mr. Btillson, of Wisconsin, did not think thoy should pass a resolution arraying workingman against thorn. Ho agreed with tbo sontlmont of tbo resolutions, but boliovod tboy woro unwise at that time. l|o moved to indefinitely postpone tbo report. Mr. StopboDßon, of Indiana, did notsootbo necessity of passing a resolution that would take every workingman's vote from thorn when tboy wonted tbo same votes to bolp oloot legisla tors and Congressmen who would rogulato rail roads. Tbo mtorosts of tbo farmoru and labor ing mon woro identical, and tboy should do noth ing to oliouato tbo ouo from tbo othor. Mr. Button, of Illinois, understood that tbo Congress Was in tbo lutorost of ogriculluro, and bo boliovod tho law discriminatoa against farm ers. It drove tbo rural population to cities and towns. Workman voted with tboir employers— railroads and other corporations. If tboy wanted votos, tboy should depend upon fannors. Sir. Anthony, of Kansas, boliovod tho Con f;ross was engaged in what tboy woro condemn ng in tbo laboring classes—endeavoring to en hance tbo value of tboir . labor and products. Tbo workingman bad a right to soli bis labor to tbo host advantage. Tbo resolutions woro su premely buncombe. Tho report of tho Oommlttoo, including tho resolutions, wore voted down by an overwhelm ing majority. JAMES RIVER AND KANAWUA CANAL. Mr. Williams, of Indiana, offered & resolution endorsing tho James lllvor and Kanawha Canal in connection with tho improvement of tho Ohio and Kanawha lUvors, ana requesting Congress to make appropriations therefor. Referred to tho Committee on Transportation, RAILROAD PASSES. Mr. Jones, of Georgia, offered a resolution to appoint a committee of throe to confer with tho railroads, and solicit tho usual reduced fore Courtesies to tho members of tho Congress. . Mr. Dalton, of Illinois, believed tho resolution was inconsistent with tho intentions of tho Con vention. They should ask no courtesies, nothing but justice. Tho passage of tho rose lutiou would destroy tho essential objects of the Convention. [Applause.] Mr. Taylor, of Indiana, did not come there to doßtroy tho good fooling between tho railroads and tho farmers, and tho rejection of courtesies they might got from railroads would evince a disposition of senseless prejudice. Air. Bliss, of Vermont, bollovcd tho nogloot of tho Congress to seek tho usual courtesies would ho throwing down tho gauntlet to tho railroads without any particular necessity for so doing. Mr. Smith, of Illinois, told of tho representa

tives of 100 Granges in lowa who waited on tho railroad agouts in Chicago, requesting liberal rates for carrying grain to Chicago, on tho ground that there would ho much suffering if tho appeal was refused. It was refused, and they might as well ask of a hungry wolf. Mr. Williams, of Indiana, did not believe tho Congress could ho iniluoncod by a free ride. lie had soon rao|nbors of Legislatures with their pockets (Hied with posses to prevent them from regulating railroads* Mr. Martin was opposed to tho whole system of bribery, corruption, and doadhoadism. The isHiio of a froo pass was not a courtesy; it was an attempt to got something for nothing and ho was against legislative and other passes. Mr. Dalton, of Illinois, warned them that tho people wore distrustful of every man with a rail road pass in his pocket, and how could they re turn and moot tho accusation that they received courtesies from tho enemy of tho pooplo. So soon os they adopted the resolution, tho utility of the Congress was at an end. Mr. Duke, of Virginia, moved'to lay the reso lution on tho iabio, The motion prevailed,—SO to 20, —many not voting. Adjourned until 2 p. m. AFTERNOON SESSION. MISCELLANEOUS. Tbo Congress reassembled. Now delegates from Alabama, Virginia, and Kansas wore re ported, and William F. Burl, representative of tho Kanawha Canal, admitted to a scat. A communication from tho Secretary of tho Centennial Commission, asking tho co-opera tion of tbo Congress iu the exhibition iu 1670, was ordered on file. Mr. Pepin, of South Caroliua, offered a reso lution looking to the formation of turnpike rail roads. Referred. Mr. Overman, of Illinois, offered a resolution recommending the planting of forest (roes and oaage orange hedges wherever practicable. Re ferred AAILTIOAD PASSES AGAIN. Mr. Smith, of Georgia, moved to take from tho table tho resolution to appoint a Commiltco to confer with tho railroads and ask for reduced rates homo. Tho motion prevailed—3G to 21, and aftor an hour’s discussion, in which tho speeches of tho morning woro repeated, tho resolution was again lost—3o to 20. TRANSPORTATION. Tho report of tbo Committoo on Transporta tion was road by Mr. Flagg, as follows: The cheap transportation of persons and property is a national necessity. Our country is Immense, and Its cllmato, productions, and wants very varied and diverse in Its different parts. The eminent thinker, Dr. Drapor, in his 4 * Civil Policy of America,” has stated that bo regards cheap transportation, oven looking at it simply os a means or commingling, fraternizing, and unifying our population as a natural necessity. Even more true, If possible, is tho state ment that the greatest good of tho masses of tho people is to bo subserved by furnishing oil articles whoso production is focal, but whoso consumption is general and necessary, at the lowest possible cost of transportation. Eight States in tho Northwest produced 800,000,000 bushels of cereals in 1872—80 bushels for every man, woman, ond child of its population, and enough, properly distributed, to food tho whole 40,000,000 of the nation, while tho East had not grain enough to last her more than three months of (he year, ond tho four Southern States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida required 00,000,000 of bushels more grain than thoy grew. Pennsylvania has oxhaustlcss mines of coal. .Massachusetts, with her Immense factories, has none. Tho Southern States have a soil eminently adapted to tho production of cot ton and sugar, articles sought and needed by all por tions of tho moro Northern States. Missouri has her immense mines of iron, whoso manufacture and uoo goes everywhere. Tho Pacific Coast ban her mine*, her wheat, and her minerals valuable to all. To fetch and curry thcso raw products, and tho secondary pro ducts of their manufacture, from producer and cou- Riimor, at tho lowest cost, 1b tho most worthy and most desirable object of tho day. It will removo an oppressive burden that now rests like on incubus upon tho producing interests of tho country, and givo cheap food, cheap fuel, and cheap clothing to tho people every where. In examining into this subject wa find that in tho first place tho present avenues for freight and transportation aro InsulUclcnt, or at least os now or ganized and operated do not do their proper work. Our water routes aro obstructed by falls and rapids that aro not overcome: by shoals and sand-bars that aro not removed, and for months of the year aro blockaded by ico or by low water. Tho railways, being used both for passenger and freight transportation, can carry only relatively small amounts of freight, ana both water and railway routes aro blocked by an insuffi ciency of warehouses, elevators, and other modes of transferring freight at our priucipal inland and sea board cities. Wo find, moreover, that rates charged by transportation companies aro exorbitant, as com pared with tho necessary cost, and aro oven prohibi tory in their character at points remote from tho great markets. While Mr, Quincy and Mr. R. R. Jef ferson have demonstrated that it is possible to carry a bushel of grain from St. Louis or Chicago to tho sea board by rail for .0 cents, and wo believe 10 cents per bushel is ample to do so, tho statutes show that during tho lost five years tho charges for euoh carriage have averaged over 31 cents from Chicago, and over 37 cents from St. Louis, or from threo to five times tho necessary cost. Tho rates by water, whilst consider ably lower, aro still much shove tho necessary cost, ami in tho northern part of tho country aro Impera tive during tho winter season. Tho charges of ele vators and other warehouses have at many points been also exorbitant and opprrssivc. Thus, in seasons of plenty, fho producer finds tho price of his products reduced below tho coat of production, and In seasons of scarcity tho consumers must pay unwarrantable and unbearable prices for tho necessaries of life, Not only this, but Inasmuch os tho seaboard prices, except In cities of local scarcity, fix tho producers prices at his own locality, tho result is that tho high prices of freight aro a cause of loss to tho producer, oven upon what ho sells at home. With an Immense region of whtot and other grain-growing country opening up in tho Northwest, thcso evils to our special farming Interests threaten to bo greatly aggravated and increased in tho future. Wo may add that tho unjust discrimination!} of railroad corporations have aggravated and intensified this evil. Discriminations aro unduly exciting and building up tho prosperity of competing points, and depressing and destroying that of other points. Real estate la depreciated, man ufactures and agriculture languish, and tho country Is oven become depopulated by reason of unjust dis criminations. In view of thoso facts, your Committoo boliovo that duo encouragement should bo given to tho opening of now routes, and tho improvement of old ones, so as to furnish transportation at choap rates be tween all parts of tho republic. Among these, wo would call attention to tho following, which, from a cursory examination, soon to havo moro or less merit: Tho Niagara Ship Canal; tho Oaughuawagn & Cham plain Canal route from tho St. Lawrence to Now York; tho Fox River Canal, of Wisconsin; the James River & Kanawha through water lino; tlio Illinois & Michigan Canal and tho Illinois River improvement,, tho. Atlantic A Groat Western Canal, and tho Missis sippi and Apalachicola Canal along (ho Gulf coast, Tho Southern I*ooloo and Norlhorn Pacific Railroads aro already aided by grants of lauds, and their construc tion it is believed secured, and wo boliovo will bo im portant moans of relieving tho pressure of transconti nental transportation. Tho schema of tho Eastern & Western Transportation Company also promises a valuable now through routo from tho Northwest to tho Atlantic. Wo call attention to and ' ask an investigation of tho merits of tho nar row-gauge railroads, os much cheaper in their construction and operation than tho existing railways; of freight tracks or railways adapted especially to cheap transportation, and of tram railways laid upon tho common highways of (ho country, which wo be lieve can bo dono at a cost not exceeding that of mac adamized roads. Wo recommend that efforts bo mado ond persevered In until all railway corporations shall ho subject to tho regulation of tho General and Stato Governments, so ns to Insure tho absoluto uud per petual prohibition and 'prevention of extortionate charges and unjust discriminations. Wo recom mend that all moo who bellovo tho rights of tho people should bo protected from tho extortions and discriminations of transporta tion monopolies should unit© in reforming tho Exec utive, Judicial, and Legislative Departments of our National and Btato Governments by excluding there from tho proprietors and servants of such monopolies. Wo deprecate, finally, tho practice of tho Exocutivo, Judicial, and Legislative oificors In accenting favors from transportation corporations, whoso interests aro moro or less in coulllct with thoso of tho people whom such oificors wero elected to serve. Tho following resolutions wore presented Whereas, Wo recogulzo tho railroads of tho country oh an effective means of developing its agricultural resources, ami as having nn intercut In common ond inseparable with tho country through which they poet}; ami Wukhcab, Wo have lu limes past fostered and aided them hy liberal charters ami concessions, made by Jiublio and private parties, and ntlll deslro to uncourago arther development of tho railway system; therefore, Jieaotvfd, That tv fair degree of reciprocity would suggest that corporations having a common interest and publio aid should in their turn endeavor to sub serve tho interests of the country through which they pass by charging fair rates for freight, and by tho equitable ami Just treatment of uU points along their linos. Jlesolved, That,ou tliocontrary, railroad corporations in many Instancea bavo been exorbitant lu (heir charges, have discriminated unjustly between loculi ties, nuu have failed to respond (u the generous grunts of power and moneys that have been given them by our national ami local Governments. JWaoUeil. That -Jho system adopted nud now prac ticed lu the building of railroads, tho uoliotlug of stock subscriptions from individuals, corpo rations, and counties, ami after recolvfug these subsidies to depress tho valuo r of said stock by forcing It upon the market and depress ing its value to suoh an extent as to enable a few spec ulators to have control of tho road, thereby depriving those who aided In its construction of all voice in its management, Increasing its cost four or five times above tbo amount it would have cost If those man aging It in the outset had ' bad tho fore sight to have had tbo funds on baud at tbo start to build and equip tbo road, then requir ing tbo producer and shipper to pay dividends upon tbo fictitious cost by charging excessive freight and passenger tariffs, operates most injuriously to the best interests of the fanning class, and calls loudly for re form and restraint by adequate legislation. Jieeolved, That wo rocommcud all farmers to with hold tholr votes and tholr aid- from railway corpora tion!), unless It bo fully conceded that corporations so aided ore subject to regulation by tho power tncor porating them, and wlllnot,after receiving tbo advan tages conferred by publlo authority, claim tho Immu nities of a private corporation, Jieeolved, That wo indorse, and will support, tbo doctrlno promulgated by somo of our courts, that a railway corporation receiving and exor cising tbo Stato'a right of eminent do main, and receiving aid raised by taxation from publlo authorities, has thereby accepted and ad mitted itself to bo a corporation with a publlo (unctlou and subject to tbo power from which It has received Its charter iu tho limitation of Its rates; ami . Jieeolved, That a railway bolug practically a moflop-. oly, controlling tho transportation of nearly all tno country through which It passes, and that competition except at a few points cannot bo rolled upon to fix rohxv that therefore it becomes tbo duty of (he Slate to fix reuaonubloand medium rotes, affording a folr remuneration to tho transporters, and without be ing an onerous ohargo to tbo producer and consumer. Jieeolved, .That Inasmuch as Belgium bos succeeded In regulating tbo rates upon railways by government Hues, wo ask an Investigation of tbo proposition to con trol tbo rates upon existing railways by trunk lines, and controlled by tbo Stato authorities, and rim at uniform and cheap rates. Jieeolved, That tbo consolidation of parallel linos of railways Is contrary to public policy, and should bo prohibited by law. Jieeolved, That whenever a railway corporation owns or controls aline or lines in two or more States, it is tho right and duty of tbo General Government to reg ulate tho rates of freight and faro upon such lines, un der tbo constitutional power to regulate commerce be tween tho States, Jieeolved, That wo recommend a thorough organiza tion of local, county and Btato organizations for tho purpose of reforming thoeo great abuses, and dealing equal and exact justice to all men. Prof. Brown, representing tho Agricultural Department at Washington, believes there should bo a greater diversity of la bor in tho Mississippi Valley. Much of tho orudo produota should bo conaumod at homo, and only tho final products of labor should bo shipped, While tho work shops woro 1,000 miles away, and tho food of tho West had to bo shipped East to tho con sumers, whoso products had to ho transported’ book to tho food-producers, tho transportation linos would bo masters of tho situation. If tho West had spent half as much money in estab lishing manufactures as has boon given to rail roads, tho transportation problem would have been solved, because their products would ho consumed at homo. Mr. Stephenson, of Indiana, did not think tho report oven suggested a remedy, Mr. Slovens, of Minnesota, said tho committee hod rocommonded water communication to com pote with railways. Ho boliovod canal cora- Eanios would bo under tho same influence, and o managed in tho same way as railroads. Mr.MiUikeu. of Ohio,believed there was a total misapprehension as to tho product of cattle, swine, sheep, wheat, corn? ana buckwheat, or to combine them in the production of provisions and breadstuffs. Ho adduced statistics to prove that the increase of population far exceeded tbo increase in provisions and breadstuffs. Illi nois, for Instance, inroased her pro duction of provisions 22 per cent, and her production of breadstuffs 11 per cent from 18G0 to 1870, whilo in tho aamo period bor population increased 48 per cent. Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, and Illinois produced in 1800 535,000,000 bushels of corn, wheat and rye, half the amount produced in tho country, whilo in 1870 they produced only 470,- 000,000 bushels. In 1860 they produced 18,000,- 000 cattle and uwino, and only 10,0u0,000 hi 1870. The United States had, in 18C0, G0,000,000 of cat tle, swine, and sheep; in 1800, 81,000,- 000; In 1870, only 78,000,000. In 1860 she produced 715,000,000 ' bushels of breadstuffs; 1860, 1,000,000,000; in 1870, 1,075,000,000, an increase of only 75,000,000 during tho last decode. From 1850 to 1800 tho population of tho counfry increased 23 per cent; from 1860 to 1870, 85 per cent. It would bo seen, therefore, that tho production of pro visions and breadstuffs did not keep pace with tho increase of population. The total number of persons in tho United States, over 10 years of ogo, engaged in occupations was 13,505,023. Of those, 5,022,471 woro engaged in agriculture, 2,684,703 In professional pursuits, and 2,707,421 in manufactures, mechanics, and mining. From this tho political power of tho farmers was ap parent. Indiana had 505,000 head of slock moro than Pennsylvania, and 10,000,000 moro bushels of grain, yet tho estimated value of tho same produota was $183,010,027 in Pennsylvania, and only $122,914,302 m Indiana. At the-Pennsyl vania values, tho products of Indiana would bo worth over $200,000,000. Why this differ ence ? Woro those products of Indiana in Pennsylvania, they would bo in creased $80,000,000 in value. Tho voluo of tbo products of Illinois, if all shipped to Now York, would bo increased over $100,000,000. Ho gave those figures to show tho tribute paid by tho products of tho connin' for transportation. His conclusions wore : First, that, owing to tho drawbacks under which agriculture suffered, it did not keep pace with tho population of tho country. Secondly, that it was abandoned for other pursuits; and third, that though thoro was a Broader supply for an incresasing demand, yet tho products of tho laud paid tho producer loss, because tho profits woro consumedby tho carriers. Mr. Harris, of Ohio, believed diversity of in dustry in tho West would do away with much transportation. Mr. Martin, of Indiana, did not behove in giv ing any moro public lands to now routes. Tho Committee seemed to indorse tho grant of lauds to tho Pacific Eallroads. and to encourage other grants. Ho objected to this idea, promulgated iti tho report, that tho Government should man age and regulate railroads. Mr. Duke, of Virginia, did not boliovo what Mr. Quiuoy said as to tho cheapness with which railroads could carry freight. Tho tmo solu tion of tho trouble was to establish competing water-communication. They should open a canal around Niagara, and tho Georgia Virginia Canal. Ho did not agree with the gentleman from Ohio (Milliken), * for sovou Western States produced 178,000,000 of bushels moro than they could consume. Tho East wanted that corn, and tho reasons they could not got it was that tho railroads had not tho ca pacity to carry it. Tho present system of taxation was oppressive on the- farm ers of tho Wost. Tho singlo State of lllnois, though not nearly as wealthy, paid one third moro taxes than the entire Now England States. Tho agricultural States needed a moro just system of taxation, and cheaper transporta tion. They would got tho latter by establishing water competition, lie advocated tho imme diate completion of tho Virginia Canal,. Mr. Dalton, of Illinois, thought tho fault lay in tho judiciary of tho country, which con sistently hold that railroad charters woro contracts which tho people had no right to abrogate, and that tho Leg islatures had no right to negotiate rates. In Illinois tho railroads paid no attention to tho law booauso of tho decisions of tho courts. What they should do was to mako tho judiciary fool that tho railroads woro taking tho life-blood out of tho people, and that tho pooplo demand that tho courts shall docido that (manors nro not contracts, and that tho Dartmouth Collogo de cision was not applicable to railroads. That was tho romody, and not for farmers to loavo their legitimate business and engage In manufactur ing. Tho courts should feol tho power of tho pooplo. Mr. Anthony, of Kansas, boliovod tho report inconsistent in stating iu one place that tho rail roads could not cany all tho produce, and thou blaming them for not doing so. Ho agreed with tho report in everything but this, and boliovod tho romody lay iu building now roads aud canals instead of abusing tho roods they had. Mr. Granger, of California, believed tho 0,000,- 000 of farmers should build railroads and run them. Hr, Jackson, of Tonnesaeo, boliovocl tho fault lay iu tho system which permitted watering Block, Tho roads had fallou into tho hands of Hharpora, who manipulated thorn to tholr own advantage ronardloesof tho interest of tho agri culturists. They practised unjust dlsorlmlna tloua and charged exorbitant rates, There should bo no bitterness against railroads, but a calm statement of tho grievances of tho farmers. Mr. Williams, of Indiana, bollovod State Leg islatures should pass laws prohibiting unjust discriminations. That was what his State hud most to complain of. Thoy should oloot Legis atom pledged to laws regulating railroads. Mr, Flagg, of Illinois, noliovod tho hitter ex pressions complained of in tho report did not NUMBER 284. half exprosß iho strength of tho fopv gof tho farmers of Illinois or Kansas agalnft.' vlio rail-* roada. Tho report, ho thought, waaCO'O mild. Thoro wore raifrona-dologatoa and foi'oultural demagogues, ami they should bowaro^vfhotb. Mr. Taylor, of Indiana, boliovod report might bo construed to moan that tlr-n lovom mont should build railroads and run UHL*. Mr. Millikon. of Oliio, said tho Oomig ! \oo had. no intention or intimating that tho should buy tho railroads. S-.j Mr. Taylor, of Illinois, not holirjwig tho Quincy or Ferguson propositions, w* 1 , --ed it ; stricken out, and tho paragraph rolatloU tho 1 Paclllo Railroads, and that roflooting'ua tho Judiciary. Mr. Langdon, of Alabama, feared that if somo v roliof woro not given tho country thorb would ho violonco, ns tho people everywhere woro ar rayed against the railroads. There was nothing in tho report that would moot pubho expectation or grant relief. Tho fault was not so much la' tho railroads ns in iho men they sent to Con gress, wlio woro bought and sold liko sheep iu‘ the shambles. * Mr. Jackson, of Touncssoo, moved to recom mit tho report to tho Committee, and it was re committed. PLACE OP NEXT MEETING. Atlanta, Qtv,, woa/dio*mvn« tlm f*{ meeting. . ; „ ’ •Adjourned Until 8 p.rm’ EVENING SESSION. FINANCE COMMITTEE. The Congress reassembled at 8 p, m. Messrs. Jones, of Georgia, Williams, of In diana, and Stevens, of Minnesota, woro mode a Finance Committee. THE REPOIIT ON TRANSPORTATION. Tho Committee on Transportation returned Ita report, with amendments striking out tho esti mate of Qiiinoy and Ferguson, and making tho paragraph referring to Legislative- control road as follows: “ Railway corporations shall ho sub ject to legislative control, so as," etc. Aftor a long discussion, tbo report was adopted as, amended. The same Committee rocommonded tlio pas* page of tho resolutions indorsing tho James Bivor «fc Kanawha Canal, and asking Congress to proceed with tho work. Adopted. MISCELLANEOUS. Tho same Committee returned tho resolutions presented by Mr. Lawton, of South Carolina, without recommendation, an they wore likely to introduce politics in tho Convention. Mr. Wheeler, of Nebraska, said it was after 10 o'clock, and too late to go into another discus sion. and ho moved tho resolutions bo laid oa the table. Tho motion prevailed. Tho resolutions were unanimously adopted. Tho American Fomological Society was re quested to classify the grapo. OFFICERS ELECTED. Tho following olllecis wore elected for tho en suing year: President, W. 11. Jackson, of Ten nessee; .Vice-Presidents, D. Spurr, of Kentucky, A. Boyd, of Pennsylvania: Gov. 11. w. Furness, Nebraska; Son. Meredith, Indiana, W. Lawton, South Carolina, A, M. Garland, 111.; Col. Charloton, Tenn.; Norman Coleman, Mo.; J. K, Hudson, Kan.; 0. O. Langdon, Ala. f Eli Wilson, Wis.; Colman Younger, California: 0. H. Jones, Ga.; G. M. Millilcon, Ohio: 0. 8. Bliss, Vermont: W. S. King, Miim.; M. W. Phil* lips, Mississippi; W. N. Byers, Colorado; H, J, Walker, West Virginia; Henry E. Peyton, Vir ginia; Secretary, Chas. W. Greene, Term.; Trcoaurci,Joseph Pool, Ind. At 11:30 p. m. tho Congress adjourned until S a. m. to-morrow. The attendance at tho night session was re duced one-half. The delegates will bo driven around Indianapolis to-morrow morning, and, in tho afternoon, will finish up tho business of tho Congress. THE KENT MYSTERY. Interview with the Family of tho nilNHlug* 9lan—•'i.'ho Letter from Hen* odict-»Ili* £>iNtippua.ra.nco l&otffvrdotl as xv swindling Dodge. Special Dispatch to Tht Chicago Tribune. New York, May 20.—Your correspondent this afternoon visited tho residence of tho family of Biohard B. Kent, tho particulars of whoso mys terious disappearance in Chicago woro recently detailed in The Tribune, and learned the fol lowing now facts: Two days after young Ur. Fred started to Chicago in search of his father, a letter was received hero from Benedict, tho writer of tho telegram, professing to give tbo promised particulars of Mr. Kent’s death. It is in lead-pencil, aud is full of faults of grammar. Tho writer says that ho was on tho same train as Mr. Kent, and sat on a seat facing him. Mr. Kent suddenly became very ill, and purple blotches broke out all over his faco. On reaching Chicago, Bene dict colled a coach aud had Kent removed to a house iu tho suburbs. Ho thou gammoned physicians, who pronounced it a case of small pox. After lingering two weeks, Mr. Kent.died, and Benedict procured a burial certificate, and liad him decently interred ut his own expense. Benedict adds that Mr. Kent had no effects, except a small valise, which was buried with him. Tho letter is dated Omaha, but post marked elsewhere. Mr. Kent's first wife died, leaving him throo bods. A few years ago lie married a widow with, also throo eona. Recently tho second wife died, bequeathing all tho property, consisting of real estate in Melrose, which she had received from her first husband, to Kent in trust for her chil dren. It is known that Kent has raised consid erable money on the property, and those who know him best believe that his protended disap pearance is a dodge to swindle his stop-children. They say that the small-pox story is pre posterous, as Kout had the disease in viru lent form once before. Ho seems to have endeavored to proparo the family for what bad happened, as about two weeks previous to bis journey bo remarked that ho had boon in a house whore .there was a cose of small-pox, and said ho thought ho would catch it. A few days subsequently ho said ho thought ho was going to bo paralyzed. METEOROLOGICAL Slffnal service llurmut Reports and Prognostications. Chicago, May 29—10:18 p. m. Tho following reports have boon received from the places mentioned below: A’Jatfon. liar, Thr If’iruf. Weather,- Breckinridge 30.20 47 N. E., fresh. Fair. Buffalo 30.05 62 12„ gentle. Light rain. Cairo 20.09 7112,, tight. Clear. Chicago 30.09 43 N., high. Tbre’ten’g. Cincinnati 30,03 71 N. 12., light. Clear. Cleveland 30.04 69 N. 12., fresh. Fair. Cheyenne,,......29.04 60 8., gentle. Light rain. Detroit ...'30,15 47 E., fresh. Light rain. Duluth 130.07 38 Calm. Clear. Eacanaba, '30.31 38 N., fresh. Clear. Ft, Garry. 30.27 46 N., gentle. Fair,' LaCrosao 30.30 45 N. 12., fresh. Fair. Marquette 30.34 SS,N„ fresh. Clear. Milwaukee 30,26 38 N. E., brisk, Clearing. Omaha 29.99 08 N. E. t gaulle. Tbni’teu'g. Pembina 50.34 47N.E,, high. Fair. Bt. Paul 30.25 -43' N. E., fresb. Fair. Toledo... .. 39,11 431 N. 12., brisk. Light rain. Yankton 30.07 64|N. E., brisk. Oloudy. I'IIODAIHLITIEH. Washington, May 29.—For the Northwest and Upper Lakes and tbouco to the mul Ohio Valleys, northeasterly and •Tithortstorly winds, cloudy weather, and rain. For Tonnes soo and tho Qulf and South Atlantic Btatoa, southeasterly and northeasterly winds, cloudy weather, and rain. For tho Middle States ond Lower Lakes, northwesterly and northeasterly winds, falling temperature, higher barometer, partly and increasingly oloudy weather and occa sional rain. For Now England ond Canada, southwesterly ami northwesterly winds, rising barometer, clear and cooler weather. Cautionary signals aro ordered for Chicago. Illinois JMllorH* Special DimUch to The Chicago Tribune. Oumov. 111., May 29.—A largo mooting of citi zens was hold this ovening at tho Citizens' As sociation llooms, to proparo a fitting woloomo for tho Illinois Editorial Convention, which as sembles in this city Juno 11 and 12. Arrange ments aro to made for an excursion on tho rlvor, a banquet, operatic performance, oto., and every thing done by our people that can contribute to the enjoyment of tho guests. Convention of Inutile Asylum Super* inieiideiitN* lUi/mione, May 29.—Tho Association of tho Medical Superintendents of Insane Asylums of the United Htatos and Canada continue iu ses sion In this uity to-day. Nashville, Tonn., was selected as tho place for tho next annual meet ing in May next. Tho Association will adjourn to-morrpw night.

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