Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 8, 1873, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 8, 1873 Page 2
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2 other way. Tho latest intelligence hy special correspondent direct from tho stables is that the horses are on their feet and. are doing as well as could ho expected titer the excitement of the weak. The Jubilee was a little too much for them, as they never bad the honor of owning a great public man for naster before they entered the service of their present distinguished boss. THE REAPER PHASE. THESE EXCURSIONS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY did more to acquaint those who took partin Them'‘with the resources and manufacturing" capacities of .Chicago than the reading of a hundred newspaper articles could have done. They saw for themselves the new harbor which is to supplement the Chicago Biver, and to servo as the nucleus lor a hundred millsand they also saw that other section of -which less has been said, but which is rapidly becoming of equal importance, that southwestern part of the city which is so rapidly losing its barrenness; and becoming covered with immense manufac tories, and the homes of operatives. the cheat feature hibre is, beyond all question, tho immense reaper works of G. H. McCormick & Brothers, in which the excursionists lunched, and the broad ex panses of which theypartlv wandered over. This building, with its immensity of machines, and army of men, which has grown up from the emallest of beginnings, twenty-seven years ago, Is but a type of tho progress of the great 'West. The increasing demands of the farmers, needing more machines for their crops, have forced the works to enlarge again and again, until now it la thought that they axe large enough to meet as heavy a demand as can bo mad© on them. They began by making a hundred machines a year. They now make fifteen thousand in the same time. location op the works. In order to get elbow-room and breathing space, the McCormicks decided to their ■works in that vacant portion of the city already referred to, and they purchased twenty-three acres of erotmd on the ’West Branch of tho Chicago Eiver, near the intersection of Bine Island and Western avenues. Tho fonner al reav is, the latter will in the course of time be come, one of the chief business streets of Chi cago. This locality is accessible by lake and canal, having a dock front of over 1,300 feet, and it is also the centre of the great network of rail roads that converge at Chicago. THE BUILDINGS. 0f these twenty-three acres over six are oc cupied by immense buildings which are five stories in height, lighted with gas and heated •with steam, occupying three sides of a square, each ado BGO feet long, with the engine-room end a four-story middle building between the two wings. Ground was broken for the founda tion in August, 1872, and the works are not yet entirely completed; but ten thousand of their machines for the coming harvest are well- for ward toward completion. When the works are fully completed their capacity will be THOUSAJTD COXZtXNED MACHINES per year. The labor of this establishment is done by 800 men, together with machinery rep resenting an almost incredible amount of manu al power. Mechanics of ail kinds are employed, and the manufactory is in itself a village whore untiring industry prevails. This machinery is go numerous as to defy computation. In the important wood department there are upright, circular, cross-cnt, and band saws; Daniel’s & Woodworth’s planers; boring, morsti iag, tenoning, matching, shaping, sand-papermg and smoothing machines, which speedily reduce the rough labor into the necessary shapes. In the iron department one first sees the punch presses, where the iron is cut into lengths, cold, from the minute presses which make the mill ions of bolt-washers to the immense one that shears four-inch bars as if they were sheet-iron. THE EOUNDUY la a building 255 feet by SO, all nnder one roof. It contains two fnmacea, each capable of melt ing thirty tons of pig iron. The air blast ia fur nished the cupolas by one of Eoot’a largest-sized rotary blowers. The blacksmiths shop is 90 feet bv 100, filled with trip-hammers and bolt-forg ing machines, the latter turning out from 3,000 to 4,000 bolts a dav. The reaper finger-making is an important pit of the work done here, and requires the most rapid and skillful blacksmiths. AU the fires are supplied with air blasts from a network of underground pipes. moN finishing. It requires a thoroughly informed guide to avoid being lost in the perplexing mazes of the iron-finishing department. Here are iron lathes of aU sizes for turning and dressing, many of them of peculiar construction for spe cial work, and made hy the McCormicks them selves. There are drills, upright and horizon tal, iron planers, key seat cutters, screw cutters, and nut tappers, straightening ma chines and gear cutter. The latter is a beauti ful piece of machinery, made with mathematical occnracv, and is used in iron pattern-making for cutting ont the cogs, so that cadi tooth shall have the right shape and degree of pitch, and be ail exactly alike, and exactly spaced. EETTISQ THEM UP. After the various parte have thus been made, they pass into the hands of the mechanics, who set them up sud fit them, thence to the painters, stripers, end varnisfaerfi, and thence to the pack ing and shipping-rooms. There is' also a sickle tdiop, where the work of sickle-making is carried on in all its details. The sections are cut out from Sheffield aneet-steel; the teeth are cut by ingenious machinery; the sections are tempered, polished, and notched on the backs, thus making a perfect mower-knife, reaper-sickle, or fiax cutter, for the three are required to fit out a per sect combined machine. OUTSIDE THE BUTEJUNO Nad inside the fence is a patent dry-liooso, heat ed by steam to 22 degrees Fahrenheit; large enough to take in lumber by the car-load. Ail lumber having any sap in it ia passed through this dry-house before reaching the saws. Ad joining this kiln is the extensive lumber-yard of the concern, where pine, white ash, hickory, rock elm, maple, oak, and whitewood lumber ia stacked up to extent of several million feet. On the other side of the yard lie the coal piles and the pig-iron stacks, the whole being closely connected by a net-work of railroad tracks, which, when completed through the yards and around the buildings, will be the most perfect of its kind, embracing a track scale for weighing material, by car-load, on the track. The extensive cellar-room under the entire build ing, is used for the storage of har-iron, sheet steel, sheet zinc, copper, brass wire, and finish ed castings. In short, it is equal to any whole sale metal warehouse in the city, in extent and variety of its stock. THE ONE ENGINE which furnishes all the motive power for the im mense machinery at work, including the air blasts and water-pumping, is a 300-horse-power, low-pressure upright engine, made by the Cuya hoga Steam Furnace Company, of Cleveland, O. It Is a splendid specimen of strength and beauty. To give an idea of its great strength, its fly wheel alone weighs over sixteen tons. In the room adjoining, steam is furnished in abundance for motive power and heating purposes by five immense boilers, the workmanship of Garble Mason, of Chicago. WATEE-SUPPLY. A 4-inch city main on tho ono side connects the engine and boilers with tho lake supply of water, while a supply of water from the river is drawn through a 12-inch underground pipe a distance of 500 feet. Tho water-supply is thus ample, and by means of a steam pump can be instantly thrown into all parts of the building, and over the roof. By this arrangement, and the means of turning on lire steam into tho re motest room in the building, as well as interior division and fire-walls and iron doors, it la ex pected the premises are tolerably safe against another conflagration. D? CONCLUSION. • These "wore a few of the striking features whicb were noticed by the excursionists as they passed through these magnificent buildings, but it would have taken a much longer examination I ban they could hare given to derive a perfect acquaintance with the work which the building up of such a business required- That could be better appreciated by examining the office with its vault piled up with ledgers and day-books dating back for twenty-five years, and all the correspondence of a quarter of a century, both letters received and copies of letters written, which form a complete history of the rise and progress of the . McCormick Bcaper- It la unnecessary to dilate upon the surprise of ihe excursionists at what they saw there and elsewhere. They have expressed their own sen timents too fully to make it necessary to add anything to them- ■ THE HYDE PARK PHASE. ■ GimonE AND HTS BA>T? gave an out-door concert in tho aristocratic sub urb of Hyde Park yesterday afternoon. The entertainment was entirely due to the enterprise end liberality of a few private individuals, and, being free, was largely attended and hugely en joyed. There must have been'SOO persons pres ent, the majority of whom were ladies. Several prominent men, such as Senator Logan, Aid. Bowen, the Hon. N. E. Judd, and Mr. J, Irving Pearce, could be seen among the spectators. Tho musicians sat in tho shady grove at the rear of the Hyde Park House, and played seven or eight pieces. The selections were principally from well-known and popular, operas like ‘•Faust"and “Martha,” and were performed in. a,pleasing manner. 1 Bond applause vm ns ' caidonally elicited, especially whenever Arbupklo ’played a few bars oh'his cornet unsupported by ' the rest of ;th©!bancC, In ;tho potpourri .of airs from 44 Martba,” Uajfls.yod* tbo Last Bos©\of Summer'*!,with •- good taste, varid, in a medley of national airs, “lankee Doodle,” with variations. The latter woo loudly encored, and had to bo repeated. Daring the intermission the members ~of the band •were entertained at lunch in the hotel. It is unneces sary to criticise any part of tho concert, as it jsnia anJmproinptu affair, gotten up for -the-on tertainment of those -who wo.o unable to attend, the Jubilee. It was brought to a dose shortly after 6 o’clock, and in'a few minutes Hyde Park had lost several hundred of a temporary popula tion. - •• • • i THE BENEFIT PHASE.- " ■ " ‘ THE jubilee closed* with a complimentary benefit to Hr- Gilmore last evening at the depot, which was very hand somely attended, about 4,000 people being pres ent, and as this number could easily find seats, there was' less discomfort than at. any' of. the previous concerts, and the concert was really the most enjoyable of the series for this as well as for many other reasons. The programme was made up of selections from tho other throe, em bracing the Kaiser, Jubcl, and llobespierre over tures, which brought out the Austrian, French, and English national airs, and the potpourri on themes from “Martha,” which got an encore. Mr. Arbuckle also played a solo, which was en cored, in reply to-which ho gavo Levy’s familiar polka in superb style. The chorus sang the “ Hallelujah,” Owen’s“Ave Maria ” with Mrs. McGuire in tho solo, the Anvil Chorus, and other numbers. Both tho orchestra and chorus were materially reduced, the former numbering about CO pieces and the latter about 4.OCT singers, but tho general effect of both was finer than on the previous concerts. Tho audi ence was a very enthusiastic one, and remained to the dose, the Jubilee breathing its . hist about half-past 10, leaving several lemonade and peanut dealers with unsold stocks on hand. The great depot will henceforth bo devoted to a different stylo of music. Mr. Gilmore goes hence to Milwaukee for a concert, and will then go back to Boston, not over-pleased with the re sults of the Jubilee, for which he claims that he is in no wise responsible. ' WHAT THEY SAY. FBOar THE NEW YORK WORLD. The present gathering was brought about in a manner which was nothing if not Chicagolsh- The first intimation that such a thing waa medi tated was made to the public on the 15th of May, and the Jubilee was fixed for the 5tU and Cth of June. Following bo closely on the splendid Thomas Festival at Cincinnati, it seemed as if Chicago, in obedience to the impulse of compe tition which stirred np the three great Western cities to such sublime and ridiculous manifesta tions of rivalry, intended to “ see ” Porkopolis and u raise her one ” with a genuine festival which should do for music—pure and artistic music—in the Northwest what the Cin cinnati Festival has undoubtedly done for music more to the south of us. Any anticipations of this nature were rapidly Mid ruthlessly defeated by the announce ment that Gilmore was to conduct. the proceed ings and that the programme was to be modeled after that of the Boston Juhileo. The real fact is that the new railroad station of the Chicago, Bock Island & Pacific and Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroads waa about to be opened; also, the Grand Pacific Hotel just fac ing it, a mammoth caravanserai coating some $2,500,000, in which the same railroads are heav ily interested. To give this hotel a big send off was the real object of the Jubilee. In con sidering it, therefore, the reader will not insti tute any invidious comparisons between it and the Cincinnati gathering. What Chicago aimed to got up was what would crowd all the hotels, fill all the trains, jam the theatres, and empty the. shelves of the retail stores. In this the Jubilee has been a success. The musical char acter of the Jubilee can hardly be expected to stand criticism. The programme was not* pub lished until the Ist of June, and the first re hearsal took place on the 2d, being attended only by some 700 of the chorus, with none.of the orchestra, the accompaniments being supplied by two pianos and an organ. The only soloist was Mr. Arbuckle, who performed two solos on the comet. Two more of the twenty-one num bers were sheer padding, being selections from opera performed by Gilmore’s band. All the other pieces chosen were of the family style. tk Old Hundred,” the overtures to u William Tell." “ Der Freischntz,” and “ Tannhaueer,” the Anvil and Hallelujah choruses, of course, the “ Farewell to the Forest,” and 44 America ” and the 4 * Star Spangled Banner.” In brief,. it waa pretty much such a programme as would be gotten np in the parlor of .a village residence where there were three musical daugh ters who were courted every Saturday night by three musical swains who belonged to the Til lage choir, only that there were just one hun dred times as many singers, 'with a heavier ac companiment than a piano or melodeoa and a violin. This not because there is a lock of mu sical talent in Chicago, for the Oratorio Society and the German Harmonic societies contain many fine singers, and among the professional musicians there are many artiats t if there are more quacks. Given plenty of time and Theo dore Thomas, and Chicago could have rivaled Cincinnati. But time was pressing, the railroad depot would soon be needed for use and the railroad hotel for summer business, so the word was passed, in Chicago parlance, to “ hoop ’em up a jubilee ” for week after , next, and it was done. FROM THE CINCINNATI GAZETTE. Chicago, June G.—The jubilee closed to-night with s grand ball in the Merchants’ Exchange. The music of to-day was infinitely worse than that of yesterday; in fact, it was utter folly to attempt to carry out tlje programme at all. It was the children’s day, and young Chicago as serted himself by whistling, running, yelling, and bombarding with paper balls every promi nent head to be seen in the audience. It was . a mob. The noiso of the rain on the roof that caused. Thomas to delay his programme was a faint whisper compared to the tumult in which to-day’s programme was rendered. Under the circumstances, it would ho folly to speak of tho character of the. music. The patient teachers of tho public schools would have been justified in refusing to have their pupils sing at all in such disorder. The Jubilee . would do discredit to Chicago if it were in any fair sense a public affair. As it is, it illustrates the questionable shrewdness of its managers, who number not more than half a dozen. But it will doubtless move Chicago to an effort to re trieve the character those few men have caused her to lose.. “CONE OVER." An Episcopal Minister of Baltimore Pronounces for me Romish Faith, Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, Wassikoton,' June 7. —In the Baltimore American this morning are the particulars of an event which is just now the subject of much comment in that city. Tho Bar. E. Southgate, a young clergyman of the Episcopal Church, who came to Baltimore a few weeks since, from the diocese of New York, to assist the Rec tor of St, Luke’s Church, Franklin Square, has sud denly abandoned his position as a minister of the Episcopal Church -and entered a theological seminary of the Boman Catholic Church. It appears that tho Bev. Mr. Southgate, who was only a deacon, has be come a candidate for priestly orders, and that tho day for his ordination would have' been Trinity Sunday, to-morrow, but some days ago the Hoc lor of St. Luke’s notified the Bishop of the Diocese that he hod serious objections to the ordination of Mr. South gate, in which tho Bishop coincided, and it was there fore determined that the young Deacon would not bo ordained. The yonng man was then advised to return, to his father, the Bight Bev. Horatio Southgate, who resides in New York, but instead of doing so, he seems to have gone immediately to St, Mary’s Seminary, a Roman Catholic institution ia Baltimore, where he was at last accounts. Court Troubles In Arkansas* Little Bock, June 7. —On Wednesday last, the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Judge Morse, pre siding, met the Hon. V. M. McGebee, who had been commissioned try the Governor as ProsecaUng- Attomey. The old Prosecuting-Attorney, S, Sing, had refused to surrender the office, and the Court recognized him while remarking that JlcGehee could institute suit to obtain the office if he decired so to do. McQehoe had some indictments and other papers belonging to his office in his possession, Tho Court directed the' attorneys of the Court to return all papers in their possession to the Clerk by tho next morning. Tho next morning the new District Attorney, McOehec, among others, ached permission of the Court to retain possession of the indictments in his possession- for a short time longer, in order that ho might ex&miao them ana the State be protected. Whereupon the Court fined McGchee SSO, and ordered him confined in jail tea days, and MeGeheo is now in jail. This matter create considerable excitement here. It la stated the Governor will take decided etc pa to see that his authori ty la respected, and McGehee released. Ocean Steamship Kerrs* ; NkwTobk, Jane 7.—Arrived, steamehlpe Manhattan, City of Baltimore, and Abyssinia, from Liverpool. Losnox, June 7.—Arrived out, steamship Java, from New Xork. . . THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, juinß o. to»». FOREIGN. v . —* - - Disappearance of Cholera ! i from the Danubian" [ ■ Provinces. i-v Revolt of the Spanish Troops in Barcelona. • '•* '' CJ r, Thiers’ . Previous to; His. Deposition.- ; Ministerial Crisis in Spain—MaK; gall Elected President. ' s SPAIN. London, June 7.—The reported capture of Trun by the Carlisle is denied. * i lUdsid, Judo 7.—A telegram was received to-day by the Minister of War from Gen. Velarde, resigning tho command of tho troops In Barcelona, Nows dispatches from tho City of Barcelona explain action by the announcement that Velarde’s col umn had mustered at Ignalava, thirty-three miles northwest of Barcelona, and that Velarde and tho offi cers of his staff had been forced to save themselves by flight from the fury of revolted troops. Gen. Cahrinetz was marching on Ignolava at tho head of a strong force, with which he hoped to restore order among the revolted troops. - r v . On ' Friday, tho , Ctb, tho carbi neers ■ of tho ‘ • garrison at Grenada, came in conflict with tho townspeople and fired upon them, Tho dispatch. announcing the affair feives no further particulars than that several citizens were tolled and-woundod. - • - - To-day a riot occurred among tho soldiers in bar racks at Vloolvaro, four miles from this city. Four were tolled and a number seriously wounded. * The Cortes to-day elected Senor Orenz, President, He received 177 votes. The other officers of the Oortcs were re-elected. President Figueroa announced to the Cortes bis determination -to return to them the powers with which the Assembly had invested him aa President of the Provisional Government of Spain. Ho said that the conditions of the tenure of his grave responsibility had become -more difficult, than heretofore, citing the revolt of Gen. Velarde’s command and the disastrous troubles between tho citizen* and soldiery of Grenada. He moved a project’for tho proclamation of a federal democratic republic. This motion was unani mously taken under consideration and awaits only the final approval of tho Cortes.' A vote was then taken on the nomination of Senor. Pi y Mar gal, Minister of Interior, to form a new Cabinet. The result was 142 votes in the affirmative and' 60 in tho negative. Pending tho announcement of tho new Ministry, tho Cortca adjourned to 9 o’clock this evening. ■ FRANCE. Pams, June 7.—The Bimk of Franco has paid into the Treasury one-quarter of the earn duo to Germany on account of the war Indemnity. The report that there had been successful negotiations to accelerate the departure of the German troops is not verified. Vessaztjes, June 7.—Count von Arnlm, Ambassador of the German Empire, to-day presented anew hia cre dentials to the French Government, and was formally received by President HacMabou. Gen. Ch&usey has accepted the Civil Governorship of Algeria. Be asks that the powers of the Military Governorship.bo' conferred, as tending to more "thor ough conservation of French interests in Africa. ' .New Tons, June 7.—London newspapers contain the speech of Thiers delivered in the National Assem bly in (ho course of tbo debate which preceded the change of Administration in Franco. Ho said, toward the closo of. his address, that what the country wanted was not a party government, hut one which was inflexible .in the presence of disorder, and. when the struggle was endod, shows itself calm, impartial and conciliatory. If we (his ■ Administration) had been a party government, the public peace could not long have remained undisturbed. Party government would be disastrous for the country. Our policy had a double task to fulfill: to make peace and release the territory. That peace made with the victor which preserved the eastern frontier, Belfort, waa but a nominal peace. The substantial peace is the liberation of the terri tory. We have paid i,000,000,000, and astonished • Europe by our efforts, and the payment of the last milliard will be commenced within a week, ; To the charge that hie Government had no alliance,' Thiers replied: “In the present condition of the world, after the Insensate policy which has broken up the Euro pean balance of power, there are no longer any allies for any one. Alliances consist In the oeteem which each inspires, and France has re sumed the position which is her due by her vitality, by her steady and consistent course. We are restoring our military forces without concealment, because we do not wish that France should sink from her prop er rank. The best alliance constats 'in the esteem which we inspire in Europe. That which divides the Chamber is the question of a republic or monarchy; but the friends of the latter speak of themselves as conservatives, and do so be cause they know there is but ono throne, which will not suffice for three aspirants, n MEXICO. Citt or Mexico, June I.—Foster, tbo new Ameri can! Minister, arrived on the 27th nit, - - The foreign priests who have recently been in cus tody have been expelled from the ootmtrj, tbo'Oovi 1 eminent styling them “ Pernicious foreigners.” The 'American Minister interfered In behalf of two natural ized Irishmen, but President .Tejada refused to allow them to remain. The arrest of these priests la consid ered a clear indication of the unwillingness of the President to protect the Church party, although be has hitherto been considered as having a leaning in favor of the priests. The journals ore warmly discussing the matter of expulsion. Throe sick foreign priests wore allowed to remain temporarily upon giving bail to leave the country im m diately upon their recovery. These found an asylum in private houses. Nearly oil of them are very old. • The budget has again been vetoed. It contains a large deficit, and no steps were taken to cover it. AUSTRIA.' Vienna, Jane 7.—The cholera has disappeared from the country adjacent to the Danube. Nrw Yoss, Jana 7.—letters from Vienna report the following United States Commissioners having been' assigned to arrange and supervise the exhibition in the American department, Very few of the exhibitors from ibis country are present: On Mining and Metal lurgy, Howard Fainter; Agriculture, J. A. Warder; Food, E, N. Horsford; Iron and Steel, G. Menden hall ; Paper, G. W. Sdcox; Machinery, G. A. Stan berry; Philosophical Instruments, «. B. lines; Musical Instruments, N. M. Lowe; Education, J. D. Phttbrick. Juno 7.~Th0 Czar and’ Czarovitz left to day directly.for the Bosnian capital. CANADA. Special Dispatch U> The Chicago Tribune, Quebec, June 7.—The , Chicago Contracting Company’s propositions to build tne North Shore Railroad, agreed, to by a London Syndicate, were ap proved and concurred at a meeting of tho Quebec Council last night, and the city bonus of $2,000,000 was again guaranteed. At a meeting of the new Directors to-day tho propositions for the construction of the railroad by the London Syndicate, agreeing to $3,000,- 000 bonus, were carried by a great majority, and Dan lap and Smith,now in London, are enabled to dose the financial arrangement. Work will commence im mediately between Quebec and Montreal. CENTRAL AMERICA. Havana, June 7.—Advices from Guatemala state that the President has issued a docrce/granti&g.ro* ligious liberty, A number of Protestant churches will bo erected, • •- ■ ’ Panaaca, May 30.—The excitement here in conse quence of the fate revolution has subsided, and the Government of Gen. Nivia remains in power. Sev eral leaders of the Revolutionary party have been ar rested, and will be banished. The Archbishop and priests of Bogota are alarmed at the appointment of German Professors to take charge of the schools. The volcano of Porace, in New Granada, ie very ac tive, and the people ore leaving the neighborhood, Mach damage has been done to properly. Some Bogota papers charge that Qco. Quesada has gambled away the $9,000 granted by Congress for the relief of distressed Cabans. _ The ctcamcr Gen. Sherman sailed on the 23d,0f May from AspinwaD. It is behoved that she forms a part of an expedition to get up a revolution in Guatemala and Honduras. - - • -- - - - CUBA. Havana, June 7. —The commander of the Spanish forces was killed in the recent fight in the Manzanillo jurisdiction. .. . Obituary* Columbus. 0., June 7,—William B. Thrall, an old and prominent citizen of Ohio, died this rooming, in., this city, of diphtheria. Judge; Thrall was for nearly thirty years editor of the Oircleville herald ; was also editor of the Ohio Stale Journal for five years ; was a member of the State Legislature, and Comptroller of the State Treasury. He was for many years an active member of the Masonic fraternity, and at bis death was Past Grand Master of Ohio. He was within a few days of 75 years of age. His funeral will be held next Tuesday. * \ DxsMoikes, June 7. —James Harris, of Wlnterset, died suddenly in tho street hers to-day of hemorrhage of the lungs. He woe coughing violently, which caused a rupture of a blood-vessel, death ensuing in five minutes. . . " - Railroad News* Bublikgtok, la., June 7.—The Burlington b Southwestern Hallway, now under construction from this city to Kansas City and Saint Joseph, Mcl, wu yesterday completed to tTnionviUc, Mo.. ISO miles dis tant from this dtr, being about half way to Saint. Joseph- Hegulor trains will commence -running to Hnlonviße on Mondoy. A grand excursion from this city is to come off on Tuesday, the 17th. St. Louis, June 7.—lt is the North Missouri (now known as the Bt. Louis, Kansas City & Northers Bail way) that will be advertised for sale by Gov, Voodson In connection with the Missouri Pacific, and not the Iron Mountain Baflroad, os erroneously reported from Jefferson City yesterday. Milwaukee. June 7.—The annual meeting of the Milwaukee & St. Paul Bailroad was held here to-day. Two hundred and thirty-four thousand shores were represented. The following Directors were elected for three years: N. A. Cowdrey, D. X*. Frank, J. G. Gar ner, L, P. Morton; also, officers for the ensaing year: Hon, Alex, Mitchell, President; Bussell Sage, Vice- President. All the other officers hold over. Des Moines, June 7,—-Several years ago proceedings &t l&w were commenced by parties interested in the old Mtetißsippl fc-MlaßQurl Railroad and the Chicago, Bock v Zalasd £ Pacific Over a half mifiioa dollars were involved, and the Court placed this Bumin.the hands of B.'P. Allen, to bo held in trust until tho care was decided, Thorumor now Is that the parties have .settled tho matter in-dispute, and that to he Alien is over throc-quoiiera of tv million. 'v • V Bcvlew of ! the ■. money, (fold, Boifd, Stock, and Prodnco ainrkctg. ' Special Dispatch M The Chicago Tribune. New Yone, Juno 7.~Wa1l street was dull, and money 'easy at 7 to 3 per cent on call, and closing at 3to i' per cent. The bank statement, owing to tho largo increase shows that the banks now hold $10,815,325 law rfulmoney abbvQv the2s per :cent reserve, whlchla a. gain over last week of $5,89f1,225.i This assures ft very •easy money market during-tho summer. The .Nar ‘iional Banks have a percentage of reserve 4 to liabilities dpi 9,70," and the Staid banks of 27.82. The average of both daises of bonks Is 20.47. which is a much strong er exhibit than wo have had for-roany months past. • STofeKB, The interest in stock speculation centered chiefly in Pacific MhU and Chios, and the changes In the remain der -of - tiie list generally were In eympatbywith tho vibrations in these shores. The bsuk statement im- Srted firmer tone to the onarkot for a time, but at. e close there was ft weak feeling, and as a rule priced were down to the lowest point of the day. The attack on Ohio, which cominenced yesterday, has continued to-day, and the price of the stock has been run down about 3 per cent. Tho parties who ore supposed to have thhr slock under ' their" charge are absent at the West, attending to railroad business, and appear to be indisposed to interfere by telegraph, Delaware, 'Xacln wanna & -Western was • stronger, and advanced % per cent. Ndw Jersey Central also was firm, bat the transaction# were in small'lots. Michigan Contra! was weak, and declined to 00. The Pacific Mail report was given out late this after noon, and the exhibit is very unfavorable. The, Amount of cash and bauds on hand is estimated at $309,C53, but the Company owes for supjhies, etc,, $289,000, leaving a net amount of $20,080. The cash In the ' bands ‘of persons and agents, npt in cluded in tho above, is estimated at $135,873. Among tho assets of the Company are 500. share* of Panama stock, 2,035 shares of California dry-dock stock, and $25,000 call loan due by Isaac Taylor since’' 1807; SBIO,OOO in notes of tho Howe Machine Com pany; $115,000 in coal; and $33,000 .in other sup plies. The steamers ore put in without any valuation. was weak on the bank statement, and declined & per cent, but subsequently advanced fi per cent. Tho imports for the week were $6,38*2,231, of which. $5,395,408 was general merchandise* BONDS. Governments were strong and higher, produce. ‘ For dour the inquiry was moderate, but there was loss pressure to seu. Holders of choice winter wheat brands are disposed to resist any further decline. No. 2is plenty and quite dull. Superfine was rather low and saleable. Sales, 7,000 bris; receipts, 24,327 brls. Spring wheat was stronger, bat the higher prices ashed chock the export inquiry, The offerings of good spring were not so large, and more confidence was noticeable. Winter ruled steadier, but quiet. Bales, 50,000 bu; receipts, 127.870 bu. Pork was quiet and steady on the spot, with sales, cash and regular, of about 8,000 bris at $28.C2#@16.87# for now mess. For .future - delivery 150 brla foe July sold at $16.62#, with $16.50 bid for June. Receipts, 767 pkgs. Cut meats were mod erately active and prices generally steady. Sales in clude 60 boxes clear bellies at 13*f@14o; smoked shoulders at B#c ; 300 bris hams at 13.V@13)4p, and 500 pickled hams, 12 lbs, at 12/40. Pickled shoulders sold at 6/40.- Receipts, 535 packages. Bacon met with a moderate demand, and prices ware steady. Soles, 200 boxes long clear at Short clear is quoted at 8/»@oc. Hard ruled quiet, but firm. Western for Jane meets with buyers at B#c. Two hundred and fifteen lea of city sold at S/fi'c. For future delivery, business was light, with 9>£c bid for July, and 9/gc bid for Au gust. Receipts, 803 kegs and 270 ptga. Additional Returns from the Recent JBlcction* Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. Seeing field, HI., June 7. —Returns received bero show the following to be the Judges elect in the various Circuita.ln the State: , ’ ' • First— William Brown, of Winnebago. Second—T. T>. Murphy, of McHenry. ■ Third—W.W. Heston. of Lee. > - Fourth— Sylvoous Wilcox, of Kane. Fifth —G. W. Pleasants, of Bock Island. Sixth —E. S.Lelsnd, of LaSalle. •• Finth— Joseph W. Cochrane, of Peoria. ; > Tenth —Joseph Sibley, of Adams. Eleventh —O. X. Higbee, of Pike. Tutljih —loha Bums, of Mar*ball. 1 ThirUcnth—'S. J. PllLabury, of Livingston. Fourteenth—Xhoznaa F. Tipton, of McLean. Fifteenth —C. L. Davis, of Vermilion. Sixteenth—C. B. Smith, of Champaign. Seventeenth —Lyman Lacey, of Mason. Eighteenth— Cyrus Epler, of Morgan. Nineteenth —Charles S. lone, of Sangamon. Tventitth —H. M. Vandever, of Christian. Ttceni^jirst—J amea C, Allen, of Crawford. ■ Tucnty-eeeond —WiUi&ro H. Snyder, of St. Clare. S'lccnty-third —Amos Watts, of Washington. Tweniy~/ourth— T. B. Tomer, of Jefferson. ‘ Ticenty-fifth —Monroe O. Crawford, of Union. Ticenty-eixth —David J, Baker, of Alexander. .* Tho returns received st the office of the Secretary of State tram Clark. Cumberland, Clay) Fayette, Effing ham, Marion, Madison, and Jersey, give Scbolfiold 5,638 majority. It is expected-that the remaining cptmtics will increase this. . Galesburg, Hi., Jane 7.—Advices from Wood ford County, which has been claimed for Law rence, report that Craig has carried that county by 391 majority. As for a» heard from (Knox. Peoria, Warren, Henderson, Mercer, Marshall and Pntnam Counties being. official), the majorities now stand r For Craig, 4,494; for Lawrence, 1,757 Craig ahead, 2,640. This will be increased by tho offi cial vote. ’ ..... Clstzuuo?, 0., Jane 7.—The Democratic and liberal Judicial Convention, to nominate candidates for Superior Court Judges, was held at Lyman’s Hall this morning. The ballot resulted in the choice of Horace Pouts, J. D. Cleveland, and J. M, Jones as candidates. Laying of a Corner-Stone—Arrival of Immigranti-Scrfoiu Accident to a Theatrical Manager—The Agoioiz Scientific School—Miscellaneous. Special Diepatch to The Chicago Tribune. . New Toss, Jane 7.—Joseph Armour is a pork deal er, with headquarters in a dozen different cities, and

having branch offices all over the Union. Over a year ago .some thief stole about SI,BQQ worth of lard from his Chicago warehouse. Detectives traced it to New York, and found it in the house of William T. Wflcox & Co., lard refiners, No. 53 Vestry street. , The fim hod purchased It -In good faith, and having paid stout $1,700 therefor, were loth to give it up without recompense. Hence Mr. Armour found that be had got to contest his proprietorship to the property. It was shown in the court that thia was the identical lord, acd that one of Armour's employes had stolen it and, through half a dozen agents, palmed it off on Wilcox ACo. The jury concluded to give Mr. Armour $1,710. Coroner Toung and Deputy Coroner' Marsh have b#en summoned to appear before the Grand Jury on Monday to testify in the Walworth parricide case. ’ ’ - {To the A tsociaiei Pr«*,) Nsw Tons, Juno 7.—The corner-stone of the Bev, Ik. Talmage’S New Tabernacle at Brooklyn, to be erected on the site of the edifice burned during the Vinter, was laid this afternoon; The building will cost SO,OOO, and tho organ $25,000. Ex-Senator Nye was among the passengers for. luropo to-day. Since Saturday lost, almost thirteen thousand immi grants have arrived at this port. II is stated that the wife of Carl; Vogt, the alleged Belgian murderer, has. commenced suit to recover a hrgo amount of property turned over to counsel by 7ogt when ho was arrested. William Stuart, the well-known theatrical manager, while passing down the mein stairway at the Police Headquarters yesterday, when near the bottom, was seized with vertigo and fell over the banisters. He remained insensible for.nearly half an hour. It is feared that ho received severe internal in j dries. Z: Hr.'Henry Clews, having contributed 5500 to the * Time 9 food for childrens’ excursions, one of tho scries will be given entirely under Ills direction, and will bo known as ** The Henry Clews Pic-IHc.’ 1 \ John Anderson, who gave Penikeset Island, his com pletely furnished residence thereon, and $50,000 to Prof, Agassiz to found a School of Natural Science, suggests, to mrke the endowment ampla and the insti tution a national one, that tho State Legislatures con tribute 52n,000 each to the land. If tho States cannot constitutionally do this, tho friends of the school hope tho wealthy men of the several States will emulate the generosity of .Mr. Anderson, and endow the school with sufficient means to make it pre-eminent among scientific Institutions.' ■ Telegraphio Brevities* - J The code of lowa is now nearly 'all printed, except tho index, .which is delayed. by sickness In the family of Judge Seevcrs. Charles Schofield, of Dee Moines, lowa, has been ap pointed Assistant united States District Attorney for the Seventh District. The Convention of the lowa Press Association meets In Cedar Haplds on Monday evening, in the Union Ojera-Honae. A 12-jcar-old son of S. B, BlsseUwas drowned last evening at Marble Bode, lowa, while-bathing in the river with a number of companions. The body has not beenfottnd. . . . . ' The salts of the Eepnbllc Fire Insurance Company of Chicago against delinquent lowa stockholders go over to the next term of the United'’States Court, at Des Moines. A boy 8 years old, named Fred Marsh, was drowned in Caasopolis, Mich;, yesterday. He went out with another boy of the same age in a acowyundressed, and jampedin to swim.' Ha was seized with cramps and drowned. ‘ ’ " The farmers of Sangamon County/'TUlnols, held a preliminary* meeting yesterday,* and arranged . to hold a basket picnic at the Fair grounds, near Spring field, on July i. The county has granges completely organized in eighteen of the twenty-five towns.. Gov. Palmer has veen invited, and will deliver the address on the occasion. - WALL STREET.,-- GOLD ncpo&xs. THE JUDICIARY. Jodlclal Nominations* NEW YORK. WASHINGTON. ■t # -Opinion, of the Attorney-Gen ■7 V ,-.- eral' oh : the Modoc'', H l-l )ftuestioni p j.: ; v TBLe'-Whole Matter Eelegated to the The Geneva Award to Be Paid Sept. 14. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune . NAVIGATION DECISIONS. - WftBSZROTOtc, Jane 7.—lt being designed to open more direct communication between Cleveland and : the ports of Stanley, London, and BurweUy in connec tion with the Grand Trunk Line through Canada, ft -steamer haft:recently been placed on.Lake Erie, be tween Cleveland and Port Stanley, Ontario. This ves sel is of American build, but is now owned by foreign ers in part, and in part by her Master, who is an ' American; citizen. Permission was asked to rutf this etoamer . occasionally 'on pleasure- excursions between Cleveland and PaWn-Bay and the San dusky “ group' of Islands, but " tho Treasury Department decided that under existing laws this vessel Is not entitled to American papers, and could not therefore bo employed as requested in American waters. . . ■ . Tho Secretary of the Treasury hoe again had occa sion to approve the action of Collectors of Customs, whose practice of.requiring canal boats to take out marine papera,*Upon entering the navigable waters of the United States; was protested against as oppres sive. The Secretary decided that caaalboats which ‘ are employed exclusively in tho navigation of canals are exempt from enrollment and license, but If they enter the navigable waters of the United States, they become subject to the navigation law*. ■ t2b the Associated Press.} lorroBZAXT DEcisroy bki.ayxxo to tobacco. Washington, Juno 7,—The Commiasioner of Inter nal B :Venuo writes that bis office does not s auction the practice of cutting forty and sixty-pound packages of plug tobacco in halves for sale, and tobacco oilercd for eale or exposed for sole in a half-box without baying marks of the brand, tho caution notice, uzid stamp .which the law requires, is liable to seizure and forfeit ures, and should bo seized. LETTER DELIVERY AT Oil AS A, The Poatmaaler-Qcncral to-day issued an order for the establishment of the free delivery system at Oma ha, commencing July 1. TUE GENEVA AWARD of $15,500,000 is to bo paid Sept. ll* is the present year. . , LIGHT HOUSE SIGNAL, From Friday the 2Jth a hied red light will be ex hibited from the oalcr end of the south pier at the harbor of Pentwatcr, Mich. THE POLARIS. The examination of the party rescued from the Polaris waa . .resumed ‘this morning, and continued until late in the after noon. Among the witnesses examined was Esquimaux Joe* No intimation has jet been given from official sources of the character of the testimony, THE ATTOENET-QZHKKAL ON THE MODOO QUESTION. The following is the decision of the Attorney-General in relation to the Modoc captive**: Department op Justice, Washington, D, C.,1 June 7, 1873. / To the President Sm: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from you of several papers relative to the Modoc In diana now in custody of the United States Army, with a request for my opinion as to the authority to try certain of the prisoners by military tribuna'. Tho main facts out of which the question arises are these: In 1664 the United States made a treaty with these Indians, by the terms of which they were to go and remain upon a reservation in the State of Oregon. Date bwt fail, the Indians being uway from their reser vation, a military detachment was sent to procure their return. Finding them unwilling to go peacefully, tho officer Indicated his determination to use compulsion, in consequence of which a conflict ensued between the United States troops and the Indians. Soon after sev eral peaceful citizens and their families in the vicinity wore murdered by the Indians of this band. They then entrenched themselves in the lava-beda In tho neighborhood. Fighting ensued, and one or more severe battles took place, in which persona on both sides were wounded and killed, sod the United States troops repulsed. Pending hostilities, negotiations were opened for peace, and on tho 15th of April last Gen. Canby, the Rev. Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Meacham, at a point between the opposing forces, and ha pursuance of mutual agreement to that end, met Capt. Jack, the leader of the -Indiana, with some of his chief warriors, to discuss the terms of the treaty, and, while so en gaged, Gen. Canty and Mr. Thomas were treacher ously murdered, and Mr. Meachazn severely wounded by the Indians present on that occasion. Rattles fol lowed, and Capt. Jock and all or most of his tribe have been captured, and are now in tho hands of tho military authorities. Gen. Sherman, in a communi cation to the Secretary of War, dated the 3d insh, re commends that such of these Indians as have violated the military law be tried by a military, tribunal. This recommendation is approved by the Secretary of War. Instructions were prepared in 1868 by Francis Leiber, LB. D„ revised by a Board of Officers, of which Gen, £. A. Hitchcock was President, and, after approval by the President of tho United States, were published for the government of the armies of the United States in the field. Section 13 of these instructions is as fol lows : Military jurisdiction Is of two kinds. First—That which is conferred and defined by statute. Second— That which is derived from the common law of war. Military offenses under statute law must be tried fe the manner therein decided, but military offenses which do not come within the statute must be tried and pua ished under the common law of war. The character of the courts which exercise these jurisdictions de pends upon the local laws of each particular coun try. . In the armies of the United States the first Is ezer* • cised by Courts-Martial, while cases which do sot cone within the rules and articles or jurisdiction conferred by statute on Courts-Martial ore tried by Military Commißßiona. All authorities which I hare been able to examine upon this subject harmonize with these instructions. According to the laws of war, there is nothingmoro sacred than a flag of trace dispatched in good faith, and there can be no greater act of perfidy and treach ery than the assassination of Its beaters, after they hare been acknowledged and received by those to whom they are sent, No statute of the United States makes this act a crime, and, therefore, it is net pun ishable under the rules and articles of war, and, if punishable at xll, must be through a power derived from the usages of war. Kindred to the act in question of bad faith Is the braking of his parole by a paroled prisoner. When the United States were at war with Mexico, several officers of the Mexican army were tided by a Military Commission, composed of officers of the United States Army, and convicted and sentenced to bo shot and executed for breaking their parole. Numerous trials of. a similar nature took place during the war of theßehefiion, but there ore no statutory provisoes whatever upon the subject, and the whole power of the military authori ties in such coses is derived from the usages of war. On the 23d of August, 1865, & military commission, duly appointed, assembled in the City of Washington for the trial of Henry Wurz, who pleaded, among other things, that the Military Commission had no ju risdiction over either his person or over the subject matter of the charges and specifications, being a tri bunal (unauthorized Iby feither statute, military law, martial law, or well-established usage. But this plea was overruled, and he was convicted . upon - several charges. one of which was murder in violation of the laws and customs of war, and after his sentence he waa hung for his crimes. All the proceedings in this case derived tbdr authority and validity from the common law of war. Certain persons, it will be remembered, were tried and convicted in the same way for the assassination of President Unco In. Attorney-General Speed, in discussing this subject (Opinions, voh ii., p. 297), says': . We have seen that when war comes the laws and usages of war come also, and that during war they ■ are part of the laws of the -land. Under the Constitution, Congress may define and punish offenses against those laws, but in default of Congress defining those laws. and prescribing a pun ishment for their infraction and mode of proceeding to ascertain whether any offense has been committed, and what punishment is to be inflicted, the army must be governed by the laws and usages of war as under stood and practised by the civilized nations of tho world. Again; If the prisoner be a regular, unoffend ing soldier of tho opposite party to the war, he should be treated with all courtesy and kindness consistent with his safe custody. If he has offended against the laws of war he should have such trial and punishment as the laws of war require. A spy, though a prisoner of war, may be tried, condemned, and executed by military tribunal without a breach of the Constitution- A bushwhacker, jaybawker, bandit of war, rebel, as sassin, being a public enemy,may be tried, condemned, and executed as offenders against tho laws of war. The law of nations, which is the result of tho experi ence and wisdom of ages, has decided that jayhawkers, bandits, etc., are offenders against the law of nations and of war, and, as such amenable to the military. Our Constitution bos mode these laws part of the . law of .the land (see also Vattel, 359; 'Wheaton's lut. Law, 406; Woolsey’s Int. Law, 220; Bollock's Int. law, 400). Milligan’s case (4 Wallace, p. 2) bolds that under the circumstances herein stated & Military Commission to be illegal; but the facts there are entirely different from those under consideration. Milligan was a resi dent of a State not In rebellion. The courts were open and unobstructed for his prosecution. He waa neither a prisoner of war nor attached in any way to the mili tary or naval service of the United States. According to “ Instructions" heretofore referred to, no civil - tribunal has Jurisdiction in tho cases disclosed by the papers before me. Sections 40 and 41 thereof ore os follows: Beg. 40. There exists no law or body of autborite-. tlve rules of action between hostile armies except that branch of the law of nations which is called tho “ law and usage of war on land*'* Szo. 4U AH municipal law of the ground on which armies stand, or of the countries to which they belocg, 2s silent, and of no effect between armies in the field. Manifestly these rules are to a great extent, if hot altogether, correct, for It cannot be pretended that the United States soldier is guilty of murder if he kills a public enemy in battle, which would be the case if the municipal law was in force, and it has application to on act committed under such circumstances. AH laws and customs of civilized warfare may not be applica ble to on armed conflict with the Indian tribes upon our Western frontier, but the circumstances attend ing the • assassination of Cabby and Thomas ore such as to make ' their ' murder as much a violation of the laws of savage as of civilized war fare, and the Indiana concerned in it folly understood the baseness and treachery of their act. It is difficult to define exactly the relations of the Indian tribes to the United States, but as they haye been recognized as independent commnnUlw fox treaty-making purposes, and as they frequently carry on organized and pro tracted war*, they may properly, as it seems to me, bo held subject to those roles of warfare which a negotiation for peace after hostilities possible, and ■which make perfidy, like that in question, pttoiahaMs • by military authority. > '. Doubtless the war with the Moloca is practically'• ended, unless some of them should escape and renew hOßtilitieSy but it is right dor the United States, as there is; no agreement f Ox: .peace, to determine for themselves whether or not anything more ought to bo. done for the protection of the country or punishment ' of th&criines growing out ofthe war, V Soc, 59 of said instructions is as follows; ** A prisoner of war remains answerable for his crime committed against the captors, army, or people, - committed-before ha woe captured,-and lor-whichha has not been punished by his own authorities,” My conclusion, therefore, is that a Military Com mission may be appointed to try such of the Modoa -Indiana now-in custody, aa are cho^ed-wlth...offense against the recognized laws of war, and that if, upon such trial, any ore found-guflty. they may be subjected to autirptmiehment as tbooelaws require- and Very respectfully, your obedient servant, ‘ Geo. H. Williams, Attorney-General. ' THE FIRE ERA. Deitractire Conflagrations in Detroit, Bnrljncrton, la., Hyde Park, Mass., and Other Places. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, : Detboit,' Jnne 7.—The steamer Meteor burned'at her dock to-day, when nearly ready for her trip to Lake Superior,. The Are caught in the boder-coom, and in a short time, the boat was a of flames from stem to stem. The dock shed crowded with freight,: and Buckley's warehouse full of freight, in cluding 2,000 barrels of flour, burned fiercely and were soon destroyed. Many passengers were on board but all escaped, though some b*rely saved their Uvea. The Meteor was ten years old, 1,000 tons burden.' one of the finest boats in the Lake Superior trade. She was valued at $70,000, and Insured for $50,000. Buckley & Co. lose $23,000; Insured for $22,000. Mrs. Canfield, the owner of the warehouse, loses $20,- . OuO; insured for $16,000. An elevator near by took fire, and was badly damaged, but finally saved. It is estimated that .the total loss exceeds $125,000. The cause of the fire is unknown. DEiuotr, Mich., June 7.-—The firo on the steamer Meteor broke but. around the smokestack, and was immediately found beyond control. A large num ber of passengers were aboard, who reamed-the dock with difficulty. It is believed none perished. The Meteor was a first-class boat, valued at $70,000. She was on her up trip. and had nearly a full load of freight from Buffalo and Cleveland for Lake Superior ports/ Its value or the amount of insurance is unknown hero. The Meteor was owned by J. T. Whiting & Co., of Detroit, and Insured for -about $50,000. The warehouse and freight sheds of Buckley A Co. were destroyed, together with a large quantity : of Alight The loss on the buildings is $45,000; in surance about $38,000. The Fire Department exhib ited its usual efficiency, and subdued the flames at 3 o’clock.., Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, * BtnzLcraTOK, lows, June 7.—A fire, that at onetime endangered the business portion of our city, broke out at noon to-day, destroying the wholesale oil, paint, and glass establishment of Womer Boecklin, whose loss on building and stock is $23,000; Insured in the Liver pool, London, and Globe. $5,000; Hartford, $3,000; Home, of Now York; $7,000; North America, of Phila delphia, $3,000. The Lawrence Bouse, owned by W. B, Lawrence, and occupied by Sher wood A Sons, was insured *by the Underwriters, of New York, $4,000; Allemonis, Cleveland, $3,750 ; Franklin, of Philadelphia, $3,600; National, of Hannibal, Mo., $3,000 ; National, Phila delphia, $2,500; German, of Freeport, $2,000; State, of DeaMoinea, $1,750; Girard, of Philadelphia, $1,250: Traders*, of Chicago, $1,250. The fire also destroyed Mr. Heyeris residence, Klein's boot and shoo store, Mrs. Heller's notion store. The insurance on these . are: German, of , Freeport, $1,600: Northwestern, of Milwaukee. $1,500; Springfield, SI,OOO r North British, $500; and i&tna, SSOO. Many adjoining houses were also dam aged, and at one time the Congregational Church, on Fourth street, a large stono edifice, was in imminent danger, the roof catching several times. The total loss will reach $75,000, aa near as can now be es timated. The fire originated in Boeciiin's establish ment, in the cellar of which they were cleaning oil-cans, in a kcttlo of boiling water. The water boiled over on the fire,-had, being covered with oil, immediately -blazed up, and in a few minutes the whole building was one mass of flame. The proprietor did not have time to close the safe. Several firemen were slightly injured. - BtmU*OTOw, Is,, June 7,—A destructive fire hurst forth at noon to-day, in which the store and stock of ■Werner Boeckiln’s wholesale paint, oil, end gloss establishment, the upper stories and furni ture of ~ the -Lawrence House, a dwelling bouse, and a boot and shoe store were destroyed, while the adjoining boil dings were more or less damaged. The fire origtnrted in the rear room of Boacklin’d building. Some vessels, that had con tained oil, were placed in a kettle of boiling water for cleansing; the oil floated to the surface, boiled over, and caught on fire. The estimated losses are about $75,000, with insurance os follows: Boacklin on building, Hartford, of Hartford, $3,000; Lon don, Liverpool, and Globe, $5,000. On stock. Forth America, of Philadelphia, . $3,000; Some of New York,s7,ooo« Lawrence House, building— fiirord of Philadelphia, $1,250; Traders* of Chicago. $1,250 ; National of Hannibal, Mo., $3,000 ; National of Philadelphia, $2,500; German of Erie, $2,600; Ger man of Freeport, $2,000; Alemonnla of Cleveland, $3,760; State of Dos Moines, $1,750. Furniture—Un derwriters of Now York, $4,000; Franklin of Philadel phia, $3,500. Heyer—Dwelling house, German of Freeport, $1,500. Furniture—Northwestern, of Mil waukee, SI,OOO. Boston, Moss., June 7.—About 3 o’clock this morning a fire broke nut in the boiler-room of the Hyde Park woolen mill, at Hyde Park, destroying a large portion of tho oullding, including the west wing. The mill was owned by a joint-stock company, Messrs. Defend, Allen & Bates being tho agents here. The loes is $500,000; insurance, $400,000, in seventy-four companies. Foreign ' companies suffer heavily. Among the insurances are the Brewers* Company, of Milwaukee, $5,000 and $2,500 each In the Home, of Co lumbus, the Son, of Cleveland, the North wee tern, the North Missouri, and the Stato of Missouri. Postulnd, Me., June 3.—The foundry of Beddy <k Kelly was burned to-night, together with the patterns, machinery, etc. Loss from SB,OOO to $10,000; insur ance, $1,500. Dubuque,. lowa, June 7.—A fire at Colmar, lowa, last night, destroyed the hardware store of G. Miller. • Total loss, about $5,000. The stock was insured for $1,500, and the building {or SSOO. Speeded Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, Keokuk, lowa, June?.—At 3 o'clock this morning a fire broke oat in the fourth story of the Eagle flouring mill in this city.. The building was entirely destroy ed, together with all its contents. The loss la estimated at $15,000. No insurance. The origin of the fire is unknown. Eight persons in all were more or lees in jured by a falling wall. One man named Andrew Edercr was so seriously hurt, that his life is despaired, of. About twenty men were engaged in removing floor from the building when the wall fell in. The mill was the property of ‘Wills A Tens wine, Toledo, 0« Juno 7.—The burnt district embraces about one*half of the block bounded by Summit, Adams, St. Clair, and Madisgu streets. The buildings destroyed were those occupied by Brooks, Chase A Crafts' trank factory and three frame dwellings adjoining, the first being occupied by Horry Chase, the second by Mrs. Marvin as a boarding-house, and the third by Mrs. Thomas; all on St. Clair street. On Summit street were the stores of Fred Eaton A Co., dry goods; M. Banker, confec tionery ;■ W, W, Alcorn, jewelry; O. B. Back, Filial A Roberts on, merchant tailors; and Mrs. Sibley, hair goods. The block occupied by T. J. Brown A Co., books; Paine Bros., fancy goods and hair work, ana S. J. Ward, jeweler, was partially wrecked. The greater -portion of the contents of all those buildings woa removed and saved in a damaged condition. Nearly all tho stores on the north westerly side of Summit street, in the line of the fire, were emptied of their stocks, which are now being re placed preparatory to a resumption of business. The trunk factory, in which the fire originated, waa owned by J. N. Campbell, and valued at $20,000; insured for SIO,OOO. Brooks, Chase & Crofts valued their stock at $25,000; insured for $17,000 to $13,000. Eaton & Co., stock, $76,000 to M 00,000; their loss will probably reach, from $40,000 to $50,000; insured for from $65,000 to $75,000. The building was owned by M. Bunker, and valued at $20,000; in* sored for $9,000. The store occupied by Hunker was owned by H. 8. Walbridgd; loss, $29,000, partially insured. Hunker's stock was valued at $10,000: in sured for $2,500. T. J. Brown A Co., books; stock, $30,000. ‘ Most of the stock was removed, but being thrown upon the street was almost entirely raised; insured for $22,500. They also owned the building, which was damaged to the extent of $2,000. The Com* ■mereiat lost by removal of Us type and other material, but the paper appeared this morning as usual with a vivid description of tho conflagration. Tho total lose by this fire is not lesa than $200,000. The following is a partait list of the insurance companies suffering losses: Xarillard, New York, $1,0(K) ; Hartford, of Hartford, Conn, SU,SQO; North British and Mercantile, $7,500; Sun, Cleveland, $1,500; Westchester, New York, $2,000; Merchants', Provi dence, B. 1., $2,500;. Fireman's Fund, San Francisco, $2.300; The Home, New York, $30,000: Insurance Company of North America, $33,000; Franklin, $12,000: Pennsylvania, $8,000; Queen's, 16/ X&; National, of Hartford, $1,000; Glen's Falla, New York, SI,BOO • Hart ford, Hartford, Conn., $8,500; Imperial, London, $9,500; Mercantile, of Cleveland, SB,OOO *, Merchants', ot Prov idence, B. L, $3j500; America, Philadelphia, $8,000; Underwritqra 1 , New York,- $17,000; JEtna, £0,000; Amazon, $6,000; Fhenix, Brooklyn, $9,700; German American, $6,600; Eastern, Bangor, MA, $1,500; How ard, New York, $3,000; Continental, New York, $5,700; Home, Columbus, $5,000; Commercial, Albany. SLOQO; Lycoming, Pennsylvania, $2,000; Pbcenix, SprimmelcL $16,500; Alps, Erie, $2,000. Total, $215,3 C& ... Forger Sentenced* - Spteial Jnapatch ta Thv Chicago Tribune. As:? Abbob, Mlcb«. June 7.—William Van SyckJes, who has been on trial hero In the Washtenaw Circuit Court foe forging a mortgage and an accompanying bond and Justice's acknowledgment, was to-day found guilty and sentenced to seven years' imprisonment in the Penitentiary. Goc, the Boston' Forger* Boston, June 7.—Jajuee A. Coo was’ arraigned to day on nine’ indictments, to each of which he pleaded not guilty, seven for forgery and two for cheating. The indictments embrace twenty-four of the thirty forgeries, amounting to $327,000. Coe is required to give a recognizance in $400,000. The Steamship Cromwell Safe* Eet West, June 7, —Intelligence of the safety of the steamship George Cromwell, from New, York for New Orleans, reached here to-day. Her engines broke down, and she made for Abaco, in the Bahamas, where she now is safe and all well. . ■ Bailroad Accident* Sa>'duskt, 0., June 7.—A collision on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Bailroad took place be tween a stock train and a gravel train this afternoon at 1 o'clock.' Gas oaa me Injured who has since ™ »e oUtrnctedS weather and water. _ StofltoT" U'ar.Tfa ifto£ j~ffgd£T S^Sf° d * 61 »•* penUA (W - raeydmift.,.... t .0T35 t^Sy £73*°* S*- 00 77 8,E., ftesln ■ QoudV £«£oit :... 30.19 55 £., gentle. ciSr?* Duluth..*. 30.01 50 Calm, pSt JortGarty...... 29.92 Fair' : -ZfORMM. 61S.E.,freah,-. Olcarfa*,-: Mwquette 30.12 57 Calm. . Fair^ Milwaukee. 30.15 54Calm* . * (W On*to 29.88 73 S. E,, fresh! ’ Cloudy, gemWna. 39.82 53 Calm. Cloudy! gtPari 39.94 70 S. E M fresh* Cloudy Yankton.. 29.81 67 8. W„ freah. Light refit. Washington, June 7,—For New England, rising ba rometer, somewhat lower temperature; light'to fi«h northerly to easterly winds and dear and clearing weather. For tho- - States, rising baasnu« eter, slightly lower temperature, vdads veering northerly and westerly and - genenllT ckar weather. For tho South . Atw£ and Gulf States, east of the Mississippi, parflydradhr weather and areas of light rain. From Tennessee and Missouri to the Upper Laima, easterly to southerly winds and increasing cloudiness, with Indication* <rf rain areas especially for Northern and Western dot tiema of this section. . The afternoon telegraphic reports from Unoer Michigan, Northern Dakota, and Montana arc misting STAGE OF WATZB, *' Daily report of the stage of water, with ohazuns hi the 24 hours, ending 3 p. tcu June 7,1873; * ABOVE now CHANGES. ______ j" I**- 1 **- St. RiuJ Uft. 3 in, 3to" ..Uft, oin „• aS teaTCMTOrUi 5 to, i to.lll. Keokuk 10 ft, fl to. 1 to, 1 ft. St Louis ,2i (t 0 to, ' ' Mttabnrgli. 3ft 10 to. Ift Ola. Cincinnati 9 it 9 to. aii" Louisville 6ft 5 in. 4to Memphis il it 10 to, n in. Vicksburg 39 ft 8 to, Shreveport 37 ft 1 to. . slm KashvlUe 6ft 0 to. jk New Orleans 2ft 7 to, Vankton 13 ft 8 toj 6 to. .I..!”"” . W. 8. Kaufman, Observer Signal Service United States Ann,. ANTI-MONOPOLY. Convention at BeiMolnes Testerday** L Steal® and. Grabs ot All Bands De nounced. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune, DzsMoeses, low*, Jane 7.—The Anti-Monopoly. County Convention met here today, with * Urge *t* tendance.. Every township in the county was rspro. seated bat one. The majority of thoee present: were farmers and mechanics, with a Übenl sprinkling of politicians. Resolutions were adopted declaring that they will support no man for office who is not In fnfl sympathy wit i the producer and manufacturer, and opposed to ao nopolies in any form; that their candidates trust be I men of integrity in every respect, with no «mtot>oWr-. g alliances ; that all class legislation is contrary to the i principles upon which the Government was founded, and tends to the detraction of the Bepubllo ; that the doctrine of vested rights under which railroads pfrftri exemption from legislative control can—' i not exist without infringing on tW rights of the people generally; condemning giving salaries to officers disproportionate to the y£ wards of labor in Industrial pursuits; censoring I Congressional salary steal, and declaring it dishoo cr> ! ble in the Executive in signing the faflu and deo I ing its repeal. After the adoption of the resobf tfana, I it was decided to call a State Convention pa the .%ithof I Angnat, for the pnrpoee of nominating a Stats ticket; I and a Polk County Convention or the 12th of joK r to nominate a county ticket, and select egatea to I the State Convention. The folirowir - Cental J' Committee was selected: H. I>vv3u Z. lu ■ ham, H. H.Bleb, Thomas )titchdiJ Bn sti.D.BdntiaA ' Devin is Treasurer of the State atanaa* three at tin j members of the Committee arc libera? Bepohdoma I one a Democrat, aps one a Bepahlfs*an. Earn* { speeches were made ludotafjig the resolutions. Con I sidering the large crowd in Attwidyim the varied f mixture of political principles represented* Uw to £ ventlon was harmonious. | Ball ol a door. f PattiinELVHtA, June 7.—"While tho hf /use fertnefly | occupied by Sullv, the groat painter, :ru faring de '■ mollahed to-day, the floor suddenly giveaway, corxjtet ■ the workman down with it. Only one was injured, b MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH. I Sew York Financial ffetn* , New Yobs; June 7.—Money was «a jy to-day at” toS I’ per cent on coll, and dosed at 3to 4 per cent. f Exchange was steady, with very r tittle business, a >. usual on Saturdays. * _ ' >• Gold waa weaker on the bonk fjtstemenL dined from 118 to U7*f, and-ther4 advanced to The rates paid for carrying wer a a -V4y/«nrf4pgl» cent, Qearancea, $54,073,000. Tqa Assistant nrer paid out in interest and in redemption of MS j. bond*, $381,009. Customs recei , / >ta t * Governments opened steady, and were fins at til c, close. . _ T State bond* were very quiet -4 nominal price*. t The promised Pacific Mail report is made publh ? The amount of caeh and on hand is sstiznatedil ■ $309,680,. but the company owes for supplies, $289,000, leaving a net amount of $20:680. The eaibhu the hands of pursers .' and agents not iacW-f --ed In the above is estimated at Among the assets of the company tie SJ® shares «f Panama stock. 2,085 ahares of ’ Cali/ona dry-dock stock; $25,000 in. call T/v>n ?) due by la»-} Taylor rince 1867; $840,000 notes of theßowo Kid>, ine Co., and $1450,000 coal, and $350,000 In other ■ plies. The steamers are put in without any vshudk 3 * -.. but an approvement by experts is promised ti 4l C early day. The Interest In stock speculation to-day ccaW’.: chiefly in Pacific Maa and Ohioe, andthecb*n«a*fc . the remainder of the list were generally in gympslij - with the vibrations In these sharw. The bad «t»a- - meat imparted a firmer tono to toe-market fot time; but at the close there was a weak fecbn& mA ** f a rule, prices were down to to© lowest point of to} day. Pacific Mail declined from 39 to 89?/. weeljr <O%, and finally sold at 39X@*0. Ohiar receded ft® j 39N to rallied to 38%; and closed #* lowest price of the week. The other changes wew a; to X per cent,, alternately up and down, U*"* s ”' t Lackawanna A‘Western, however,was stronger, «na»fr | vapeed frpzo to 100. Michigan Central WMin« I and declined to 99. . I The specie shipments today were I Sterling, 109. • j OOVXBNVENT BONDS. Coupons, ’Bl 122H Coupon* '67. 5-20s Of *62 117 Coupons, *6B. Coupons, *64 117 10-40s Coupons, *6s' HB*f Currency 6s Coupons, ; 6s(new)...l2o New STATE BONDS. I? Missouria 93?/ | Vfrginiaiv old f Tenncssees, 01d.<....79 I North Corolinas, 613.<S J,- Tcnnesseca, new.. 78?/ | North Corolinas, nav4l>i- Virginias, hew 50 j St Panlffd ffti; Waba=S_ g S Wabash'pfd * $ Fort Wayne., ® f Terre Haute. « 5- TcrreHznte pfd fj h Chicago A A1t0n.....1® . Chicago A AltonpfdJß Ohio A Miasiaalppi.. mi C. t B. A Q Lolm Shore *J*f ? In dims CePtr*U.««» yU niinoifl Central..--.Bpl? Union Podflc stock*. Union Pacific bo:ub. *%l Central DeL lack. & Western^-?. Hartford & Erie..*.'* **j*| Canton 101 Western Union 84?^ Qulcksfiver 40# Adams Express 93 Wells Fargo 80 - American Express,.,' ClJi United States Ex,... 71 Pacific Mail 39?/ New York Central...lol# Erie..,., 61# Eriepfd 71 Harlem- .130 Harlem pfd 131 MfchfgßT. Pofitryl t , _ .. Pittebtxrgh 87}/ Northwestern 74 Northwestern Bock Island.. ,„.,..100 N. J. Central 100 St.Paul 64# Foreign .’Q'wftei** * i>; Zjtebpool, June 7—II a, m.—Floor, 27s ■Winter wheat, 12s 2d; spring, 11b ld@l2a 2d: v3?i 12a 2d@l2a 4d; duh, 12a 6d. Cora, 27* 65a. Lard, 38a 90, • Livrapooii, June 7—1:30 p. a.—Market S®* *>*> unchanged. , ‘ * **£• ‘ Lokdok, Jane 7—2 p. m.-UJonHo!s account 9%% ; 5-20 a of ’65, 91% ; dpof W, 38W : new ss, 892* ; Erie, 48. «$. ? Lttespool, June 7.—Cotton daß; land, sy t d ; Orleans, 9*d, Sale*. 8,00? . *’7-; can, 4.000; speculation and export, 2jOW. *£J. Breadstuff* quiet. Hour, 27b 6d@2fis W» corn, 27a 3d. Cheese, 675, Cumberland*, rib, 38a. . ' r: Vessels Fauefl Detroit* , Drxaosr, June 7.—Passed phis, Bcctla, Passaic, TT. X. Orarca S. . Port Huron, W, T. Graves, N. Mills, barge* State; bark Cavalier; schrs Lucy Yankee Blade, Chenango, American, Champion, Angus Smith, _rvfsjjp# Evening Star, Home, William Southampton, Fred, Bunforth, E. O. Pi King, Oboper, _ «»* C&fc Passed Ur—Props Canlsteo, Huron Jg Equinox, Superior, Mendota and barg«. paTi barge*. Henry Howard and barges J V William Baynor, Charles Hinckley, Marengo, Typo, T. Bawson, Sunrise, Oeo*B° Jp- Worn-Northeast. _ t>-«f«CoW'Si BsrwMT.Jun© 7.—Passed Sheldon; wrk Watson; sohrs Ca^at^^ Wind of the Ware, itna, Anna m Passed Annie Young, sstv**** barges; schrs Montauk, John Magee Wc©—SiorthewW

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