Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 16, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 16, 1873 Page 4
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4 TERMS OF THE TRIBUNE. TBiWH ov BunacßimoH (rATATiut nr aovakob). WS?;:;; ;.""v.:: 8 S:88 I’nrtfl of a year nt (ho same rate. To prevent dots? snd mistakes, lie aura and rlto Tost On'co nddross in full, Inoludlnß Slate and County.' Roftilltmicos may bo mado either bydraft, express, Post Office order, or in refllulorod loiters, At our risk. limits to city mmsoninEnn. Dally, delivered. Kmirisjr oxcoptcrt. 25 cent# por week. Dally, delivered, Humlsy Included, 00 cents por week. Address THE TRIIIUNK COMPANY, Corner Mndl*nn nnd Doarboru-ati., Chicago, lilt TO-DAY’S AMUSEMENTS, ItOOLKY'S THEATRE—Randolph Afreet, holwoon Clnrk &nd LnSolle. IHllnn flcnslit. "AH thst (Ritters la Not Hold," "Jones* Baby," "Tho Boy from Lim erick." McVIOKEU'B THEATRE—Madison street, between Dearborn and Stale. Tho Katie Putnam Troupe, "lilado O'Orass." AOADKMY OF MUBTO HnUtoil atroot, between Madison ami Monroe. Theatre Comlquo Combination. MYERS' OPKUA HoUßl&—Monroe atroot, between State and Doorborn, Alotuu A Manning s Minstrels. AMPHITHEATRE—CIinton street, bolwcon Washing ton and Randolph. Cat Wngtior’s Minstrels, BUSINESS NOTICES. LYON'S INSKOT POWDER WILL /NBTANTL Y DK stroy luiocta, bugs, ami fleas wherever tboy exist. “royal Havana lottkrv-wb sold in drawing of 22d April lost tho nrteo. OhoolaM Jont; information given. .1. B. MARIINK2 A 00., lookers, 10 Wallet. P. Q. Box 4dßs t Now York. FOR FUKOKLE3 AND MOTH PATCHES. ABIC Eiut druggist for Pom's Moth and Freckle .Lotion, opot, 49 Uimd-st., Now York. For Pimple# on thoFaoo, Blockheads, and Floslmorms, uso Perry's Improved Com odono and Plmplo Remedy—tbo Croat Skin Medicine. Prepared only by Dr. B. 0. Porry, Dermatologist, 49 Bond-st., Now York. ' CONSUMPTION OAN Btt OURED-SOURNCK'B Pulmonto Syrup, Sohcnok's Honwood Tonic, Sobonok's Mandrake Pills, sro tho only medicines that will ouro PnlmonaryCunsuraptlon. ... Frequently modlotnos that slop a cough will occa sion tho death of tho patient. They lock up tho liver, etop tho circulation of tho blood, lioraarrhaßO follows, and, in fact, they clog tho action of tho very organs that caused tho cough. „ ... .. * Liver Complaint and Dyspepsia am tho causes of two thlrds of tbo casus of Consumption. Many persons com ’piain of a dull pain In tho side, cousilpstlun, coated tongue, pain In tho shoulder-blade, fooling* of drowsiness ‘and rostfe»anoßß, the food lying hoavily on tho _ stomach, accompanied with acidity and belching up of wind. Those symptoms usually originate from » disordered condition of tho stomach or a toroid Uvor. Persons soalfootod, if they take onoor two heavy colds, and If tho cough In those cases bo suddenly cheeked, will flud (bo stomach and liver uioggud, remaining torpid and Inactive, and almost before they nro aware tho lungs are a mass of sores and ulcerated, tho result of which is d BaUKNOK'S PULMONIC SYRUP Is an expectorant whlob does not contain opium or anything calculated to check a cough suddenly. . ... • • , . SUIIENUK’S SEAWEED TONIC dissolves tho food, mixes with tho gastric juices of tho stomach, aids diges tion. and croalos a ravenous appotlto. When tho bowels aro costive. skin sallow,. or thn symp toms otherwise of a bilious leiidulioy, SCIIKNOK 3 MAN DRAKE PILLS aro rcqulrcdf; ■ 1 SON, Ncrtbosit comer of Sixth and Arch-sts., Philadelphia. Wat dEbitfcasfl QJ&Jnme. Monday Morning, Juno 10, 1873. Boulo, tho French Minister of tho tho Interior, It is reported, has resigned. Ho ia succeeded by Boulard. President Grant’s Southern political frie nda except, perhaps, ia Loulsiaua, havo not boon, he thinks, woll enough cared for, and to provide them with berths ho la about to rotate twenty Consuls out of office. The Rußsiauß, on May 20, took Kungrad, a Khivau town on tbo Amoo Blvor, about 100 miles from Kluva. All the land forces, as woll as those which nro moving by flotilla through tho Ben of Aral, are advancing triumphantly, and encounter Uttlo oruo resistance from tho natives. Wo learn, and wo take much pleasure in an nouncing, that Judge Lawrence boa formed a law-partnership iu this city, and will shortly tako up his residence among us ond resume tho prac tice of tho profession which ho has so honor ably illustrated on tho Supremo Bench of tho Btato. A vessel is to ho sent by the Navy Department next week to Greenland, iu quest of information concerning tho missing Polaris and the Baddlng ton party. Should its officers fail to learn any thing of their whereabouts from the Danes or tho Esquimaux of tho island, a vessel thorough ly equipped for on Arctic voyago will bo dis patched ia search of them. The Deacons of Plymouth Church, who mot somo timo ago at tho request of tho Rov. Henry Ward Beecher to take somo action with regard to tho scandal connected with his name, havo decided, it ia authoritatively announced, to mako no investigation into tho matter, and not to c&U upon Mr. Bowon for any defense or explanation of his charges. Gastolar has prepared a political map of Spain dividing the country iuto thirteen States, in ac cordance with tho policy of tho Margall Minis try, who moan to establish a Federal Republic. A special commission of twonty-fivo is to bo ap pointed to draft tho Constitution for this Re public, and its exchequer is to bo supplied by a loan of about $40,000,000. Qon. Sherman tolls a Now York reporter that if Qcn. Davis did really go so for as to erect a scaffold, and warn tho Modoc murderers to pre pare to dio thereupon, ho oxcooded his instruc tions, and committed an offense for which ho will bo called to answer. Ho regrets that tho guilty Hodocs were not shot when first taken. As it is, they must bo triod -by a commission, and, if convicted, will bo shot or hanged. A youth in Alexandria, Va., has declared his intention to start from Banker Hill ou a tour through tho Northern States, carrying with him tho Confederate flag. For this infliction tho public aro indebted to Sergeant Bates and bis recent peregrinations at homo and abroad with tho American iflog. The bearer would undoubt edly accomplish his mission without any' per sonal violence; but what would ho accomplish in tho end beyond the fact of advertising himself as an ass, whoso log power might bo bettor om ployed In a tread-mill ? Farther accounts aro at hand of the torrent which deluged Blackwood Valley in Nebraska hat month. Without a moment's warning the Blackwood Itivor became a flood, and submerged tbd whole valley, which is 45 miles long and a milo or a mile and half wide, under seven foot 3f water. A camp of United States soldiers was swept away, and those of the soldiers who escaped saved their lives by clinging to the branches of trees into which they wore carried. The settlors In the valley lost horses, cattle, and all their accumulations. Bix of tho soldiers and twenty-six horses wore drowned. The Bureau County Republican is In error in supposing, or rather in assorting, that Tins Chi cago Tuidunb has sought to become tho cham pion of tho Farmers' Movement, or anti-monopo ly party, or whatever its proper name may bo. Wo have not kicked off the trappings of ono party In order to put on the harness of another. Tho same paper is mistaken in supposing that wo are “angry" at the defeat of Judge Law rence. If It were worth while to got angry in such pleasant weather as this, wo could And cauaefl enough nearer home. We have before us a text from some tmkqprn sago who says that “ a nowapagor should print iho plain truth in good English, and lot iho rest tako caro of itaolf.” A Journalistic scandal haa arisen in England over tho discovery, that certain letters printed bylh oHaily Telegraph from “ Ita Special Cor respondent with tho Khiva Expedition •» wore taken almost bodily from articles which appeared Horae time since In All tho Year Round and Chambers' Journal. Tho description of tho country, botWoon Sobaslopo],aml Balaklavawaa mode to apply to tho Stoppoa of Tartary, and a description of JlddaU. which appeared hv Chambers',, Magazine turns up in the Telegraph as a sketch of Tiflls. Tho imposture will ho re garded with Interest in this country also, as tho letter which caused the scandal in tho Tele graph of April 80 also appeared in tho Now York Herald of Moy 10 as a contribution from Its special correspondent. Tho other Now York papers are nowroquoatlng tho Herald to rise and explain. ' Tho State of Missouri has Us railroad troubles 100, Tho Kansas City Timer, with iho purpose of making a point against tho Republican party which was hi power in 1868 in tho Missouri Stato Government, says that Missouri had, previous to this timo, guaranteed some $23,000,000 for certain railroads, bat that tho Stato was secured hy first mortgages on all tho property owned hy these railroads and fully worth tho amount which had been guaranteed by tho Btato. In 1808 a Ring was formed which succeeded in changing this secured guarantee of $23,000,000 into one absolute debt of $18,000,000 without any secur ity whatever, —which appears to havo been a close imitation of Grodit Mobilior tactics iu Union Pacific. Tho Times charges that it cost just $200,000 to buy tho Legislature over to do tho Job. The validity of tho legislation of 1808 is to bo tested before tho Supremo Court of tho State. Sir Barilo Froro, who was sent by England to negotiate a treaty with tho Sultan of Zanzibar for tho abolition of tho slavo trade, has, at last, according to advices by way of Arabia, accom plished hifl mission. If this bo true, ono of tho last aud foulost.marts of this inhuman traffic has boon swept away. Not tho least obstacles which Sir Bartio Froro had to overcome wore tho open hostility of tho French Consul and tho treach ery of tho American Consul. Tho former did not scruple to allow tho slaves to protect themsolvoe under tho French flag so that they could defy search by tho British cruisers. Tho American Consul is declared on good authority not only to havo carefully refrained from aiding tho English officers, but to havo ho manipulated tho translation of a letter of instructions from our Government that, when road to tho Sultan, it convoyed tho impres sion that in his obstinate refusal to liston to any suggestions by Sir Barilo Froro, ho had the sympathy of tho American Government as woll as that of Franco. Tho Chicago produce markets wore generally weak on Saturday. Moss pork was dull and Co per brl lower, at $15.70@15.76 cash, and $15.85 @15.00 seller July. Lord was quiot aud 5o por 100 lbs lower, at 88.35@8.40 cash, and $3,40@ 8.45 Holler July. Moats wore inactive, and un changed, at o%@o>£o for shoulders, for short ribs, 8‘4@8%0 for short oloar, ond lljtfc for swoot pickled boms. Highwines woro quiot and steady at 900 per gallon. Lako freights woro moderately active, aud a abado easier, clos ing at for corn to Buffalo. Flour was dull aud heavy. Wheat was moderately active and l>£o lower, closing at 81.20>g seller tho month, and seller July. Corn was dull and 2c lower, closing at 32%0 cash, and 35#0 seller July. Oats woro active aud#o lower, closing at 26%0 coah, and 27#c seller July. Ryo was quiot and weak, at 61@Gl#c. Barley was nominal at C5@680 for poor to good No. 2. Tho hog market was active and higher, advancing to $4.50@5.00. Cattle woro dull and a trifle lower. There was no change iu prices of sheep. There is now a prospect that tho frauds which have been frequently charged upon tho adminis tration of tho Froodmon’s Bureau affairs will bo officially investigated. Intelligence from Wash* ingtonis to tho effect that tho Secretary of War has Issued instructions to tho Department of Justice how to proceed in tho matter. Tho report made by the Second Auditor is to tho effect that payments have been made upon ficti tious papers, and ore represented by fraudulent vouchors. According to tho papers submitted to tho Attornoy-Qenoral by tho Secretory of War, thoro were unpaid claims amounting to $780,000 at tho time tho records of tho Bureau come into tho possession of tho War Department, while the sum transferred for their payment fell short, though tho full amount had boon received from tho Treasury Deportment. It is further stated that claims reported os paid, and amounting to 333,000, are found not to have been paid. The Adjutant-General's office likewise reports a sus picion that many claimants have deen defrauded of their money. The Secretary of War wants tho Attorney-General to deoido what aro tho proper legal stops to secure tho money that has been spirited away, and to protect the interests of-tho Government. He also asks tho Attornoy- Qenoral to givo an opinion as to tho responsi bility of Qon. Howard and his disbursiug-offlcor, Qon. Bailach. The Graphic, of New York, has a happy, blun dering way of dealing with subjects which cannot bo illustrated by photo-lithography. Bofomng to tho decision of the Illinois Supreme Court in tho Alton Bailroad case, it says : Had.hu [Judge Lawrence] taken pains to tell tho farm era that Ida sympathies wore with them, though hia decision was adverse ; had he jirononucod against tho law ho felt compelled to interpret against tliulr claims ; bad ho glvou them a ground of hope for a legal oud constitutional redress of their grievances, they would have reflected him by an increased majority without doubt. ! It happens that Judge Lawrence did all of the things, which the Qraqhio thinks would have bad such a soothing effect. Uo did more. lie pointed out how tho law could bo amended so that it would bo equally oflicoolous, and, at tho samo time, capable of enforcement. It might bo said of him, indeed, that his devotion to tho popular cause “ outran tho pansor reason." If tho de cision in the Alton Kaliroad case is open to sound criticism at all, it is upon this very point. To suppose that Oraig’would have decided differ ently is to suppose that ho would declare ton millions of dollars worth of property forfeited for tho offense of carrying ono oar-loud of lum ber to Bloomington at loss rates than to Lexing ton. It is quite certain that Mr. Craig would not make such a decision with reference to tho Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Ilallroacl. Tho foot Is, there was a Farmers' Movement in progress, and, although tho Princeton Convon , tlon woe, to oU Intents and purposes, a fraudi THE CHICAGO DATEV TIUTUIIVE: MoWn-Vi although It was operated mainly hy railroad machinery, it carried the flag, and the flag elect ed tho ticket. It would have elected Lawrence with tho aarne certainty, and perhaps hy a larger majority. RAILROAD RATES UNDER THE NEW LAW. In an article printed elsewhere in this issue • will ho found some important Information In re gard to tho proposed action of tho Illinois rail road companies in reference to tho now law which goes into offcct on the Ist of July. It will bo soon that there is a general disposition among tho railroad managers to conform to tho spirit as well ns tho letter of tho now law. Tho termination la highly commendable. Tho law was made In deference to tho sentiment of a clear majority of,tho people of tho State. It is duo to them that tho observance of tho law shall bo strictly honout. If they find that it Is produc tive of more harm than benefit to their interests, they will ho quick to demand Us repeal or modi fication. There is to bo a session of iho Legisla ture in January. If tho now law shall ho rigidly applied from July 1, there will ho more than blx months in which to tost its mer its and defects, and tho policy of uni form tariff will present itself more clearly than over before. If the railroads believe, as many people do, that an absolute increase of rates according to increase of distance will work serious- injury not only to their own Interests hut to the 'interests of agriculture, trade, and commerce generally, there will never bo a bettor opportunity for demonstrating this doctrine than by a strict application of tho now tariff law from July 1 till January. Tho plan maybe costly, hut it is not apt to ho moro costly than tho oxpouso of lawsuits and tho risk of incurring tho penalties proscribed for violation of tho law. Evasions, moreover, for which there is un questionably abundant opportunities, would load (ho people to holiovo that tbo law is actually In tho interest of tho railroads, and that it is not observed on that account. Tho only wise course for tho railroads to pursue is that which they have actually outlined,—an observ ance of tho law from tho beginning in order to tost its workings. . Bomo serious results are approhonded f rom tho adoption of a uniform increase of rates according to distance. Among those is tho probablo crush ing out of certain manufacturing interests which havo started in tbo interior of tbo State, and lo cated on tho linos of tho principal railroads. By reason of tho policy horotoforo pursued by rail road companies everywhere, of making special rates In order to build up business for them selves, those manufacturing establishments havo boon able to soouro their material and ship their manufactured articles to market at a loss cost than tboy can under tho operation of tho now law. It is reported that tho Railroad Commis sioners maintain that, if tho manufacturers can not survive tho now order of things, tlioy had bettor shut up shop. is not necessarily the outcome of tho now policy. If tho manufactur ing Interest throughout tho Btato finds Us busi ness materially Injured hy iho now law, It will add another element to tho op position, which, by accretion, may grow strong enough to secure a modification of tho law upon a practical demonstration of its hardships. So with tho competing points on Illinois roods, which will bo thrown upon tho moroy of a single rood, owned and controlled in many coses out side of tho State. Curiously enough, iho Jour nalistic exponents of public sentiment at those competing points havo been among tho loudest to demand the passage of tho now law. Tho tost of tho next six months may load thorn to change their views. Tho loss of business to Chicago by reason of tho enforced abandonment by Chicago roads of tho business at stations whore they are brought into competition with shorter linos, or linos not governed by tho Illi nois law, Is a necessary and serious consequence. Chicago must accept tholoss'placidly along with tho railroads, tho competing points, tho amall manufacturers, and all others who may be dam nified by tho new policy. If tho result proves to bo as disastrous to various interests ns is antici pated m certain quarters, Chicago will bo added to the opposition, and her seven Senators and twenty-one Representatives will aid in repeal ing tho law or suggesting a modification that will moot tbo \troublo,- But as Chicago loses, so do the Illinois railroads in tho diver sion in other directions of business that for merly camo here. If the loss to tho Rock Island Company in tho Peoria business, which will henceforth go over tho Toledo, Pooria «k War saw Rood; he SBOO,OOO a year, as it Is estimated that it will be, tho Rook Island Road will havo to take account of this loss in making up their tariff, and increase their local rates in propor tion. Bo in all other cases of an actual loss of receipts by reason of tho uniform tariff. In such coses, the increase of rates will fall upon the Illinois shippers as a class, and from among them may ho expected recruits in favor of changing tho law. All thouo circumstances are reasons why tho now tariff law should be applied. It cau bo shown to bo good and practicable or hurtful and impracticable before tho next ses sion of tho Legislature. It is natural that tho railroads should under take to secure as many advantages as possible for themselves without a positive infringe ment of tho law. They aro Justified, there fore, in adopting tho most favorable construction of points in tho law which aro open to controversy. They have united, for instance, on tho position that cho law of Illinois does not apply to any contracts made outside of the Slate with other railroads. As an illustration, tho Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, tho Northwest ern, and the Bock Island A Pacific- Bonds will continue to carry out their contracts with lowa linos without regard to tho uniform tariff in Illinois. If they did not, tho remote producers iu tho Northwest would bo cut off from market altogether. Tho railroads will also make lower rates for car-loads carried for a greater distance than for smaller consignments at a loss distance, aii tho law applies only to (< liko quantities of freight." Tho railroads will probably bo sus tained by tho courts iu both Ihoao points. For the rest, it is to be hoped that thoro will bo no attempt to ovado the luw, but a unity of action among tho roads to give it a fair trial. It has boon suggested that, as Ohio Is to elect n United States Senator next winter, Oen. Hchonck should como homo and make au effort to secure the place, ns tho Senate would bo a bettor place for stock-jobbing than his present position, and as “ tho commercial morality of the United States is sufilolontly represented abroad without him." This lost proposition may bo true enough, but wo dread tho reform of our diplomatic service abroad at tho terms proposed. There is uo douht that Qon. Schonck's connec tion with tho Emma Mine Company has boon very humiliating to tho American nation, but what would it be If there should bo an admission that tho only way of releasing tho United States from such representation as this is to oloofc Q on. Bohonck to tho United States Senate ? And whore would this sort of diplomatic reform stop ? Wo should havo Gon. Grant’s brother in-law, Kramer, of Denmark, and Gon. Grant's particular frlond, Jones, of Belgium, and Mr. Bingham, now of Japan, and other persons who aro not orodltahlo representatives abroad, lilting up tho Boats of tho United Stales Senate Chamber. Those, In addition to tho gentlemen who,buy their seats in tho Senate, would make tho relief of oUr diplomatic service very dear at tho sacrifice of our homo interests. THE JUDICIAL ELECTION. Wo prlut an article from tho Now York Nation on tho late Judicial election in Illinois, at tho close of which tho inquiry is mode whether the principles governing the election of Mr. Craig over Judge Lawrence are to ho takon as merely a temporary aberration, or whether they aro like ly to bo tho governing principles of our Judicial system. Wo do not think tho election con ho fairly said to havo a permanent significance. Aside from tho fact that, on the same day that. Judge Lawrence was defeated, another man was elected who hod pointedly refused to bo cate chised by a convention,—elected to the same Bench in another 'district not a whit moro intel ligent and virtuous than Judge Lawrence's,— wo think that tho election in tho Fifth District cannot bo regarded as a tost of tho real senti ment of tho people concerning tho character and functions of tho Judiciary. It is altogether safer to regard it as a display of strength against an ovil imperfectly understood, than os a settled purpose to decide cases in court at tho ballot box. The election of Craig and tbo defeat of Lawrence was a mistake, which, in its effect, was a great outrage. Of the character of that outrage wo have already expressed our opinion ; but it is not at all likely that ton persons can bo found in tbo Fifth District who will avow that they wish the Judges to decide a cose in advance of hearing tho arguments, or to decide contrary to law. Tho general impression created through tho country by tho result of the election is not at all complimentary to the pooplo of the dis trict. It has shaken public faith in tho integrity of tho voters, and has doubtless affected tho credit of the whole State injuriously. That such would bo tbo effect wo repeatedly pointed out. But tbo election is over, and tho mistake has been made,—and it la a grievous ono in every sense,—nevertheless wo havo no idea that any considerable portion of tbo pooplo of that dis trict, oven of those who voted for Oraig, de sire that, ho shall violate his official oath. It is fully conceded by those who permitted Craig to bo olookod or voted for bim that his election was in a great measure forced upon them. A popular stand bod been taken against monopoly. Tbo dag had boon raised. It was for some time a question whether .Lawrence or Craig should carry it. A few skillful managers adroitly planned tho scheme of turning tbo cur rent against Lawrence. la Mr. Oraig thoy found a consenting instrument. In tho presentation of Craig, as an opponent of Lawrence, tho mass of tho anti-monopolists had no agency; but ho was ostensibly presented in their name, and it was skillfully urged that the issue being made os to tho ability of tho pooplo to elect a candidate of their own, it would bo disastrous to incur oven tbo appearance of defeat. For this cause thousands of voters favorable to Lawrence remained away from tbo polls and others voted for Craig. It was than that tho mistake was made,—a mistake that will caneo infinite trouble and expense to remedy, and it was thus that one of tbo best and purest Judges In tho country was sacrificed, and thus that tbo people of tho district acquired tho sort of reputation which tho Jfalion broadly and accurately defines. That this is tho correct explanation of the election in tho Fifth District is shown by tho re sult in tho Second District already alluded to. Judge Scholfiold peremptorily refused to answer any questions os to what his opinions wore upon questions likely to come before tho Court, and declared ho would rather bo defeated than de grade himself to making pledges. Yet ho was elected, nis independence and manliness cost him no votes among intelligent and upright citi zens, and in that district wo suppose tho voters are as fully prepared to abandon all other party associations and go into tho " Farmers' More* moot 11 as in tho district which elected Craig. A YELLOW-COTEBED MTJBDEE. The recent brutal mardor of Mansfield Tracy Walworth by his son, Frank Walworth, has been made tho occasion of an outpouring of yellow sentimentalism,- such as has rarely boon known before in criminal records. Ponding tho trial of tho murdoror, those statements, which are mode by all sorts of people, from gushing young women to butchers and barbers, who desire to socuroalittlo cheap notoriety, are intended of course ip have an effect both upon tho public mlud and tho forthcoming trial. Notwithstand ing tho hidoous surroundings of tho ease, it is impossible to road those effusions without a faint smile at tho gushing and sometimes maud lin manner in which tho respective champions come to tho defense of their favorites. Their exaggeration runs to the furthest limit of bur lesque. There is no half-way stopping-place. The deceased was a monster of vice ; his widow Is a paragon of angelic excellence; tho young murdoror is a martyr in tho causo of filial fidelity, and vice versa .' Oat of numerous communications, which have recently appeared in the Now York papers, wo select two of them ns models of all the rest. ■ One of them is from a friend of Mrs. Walworth. From her letter wo loam , that when' tho nows of . tho murder reached. Saratoga "trem bling mothers loaned more heavily upon silent sons, and pressed little children in tho close clasp of passionate possession.". Tho statement is a strange one. Are all the Saratoga

husbands Walworths, and are all those silent sons on tbo alert with pistol in hand for their fathers ? Wo learn further that Mrs. Walworth is “tho Idol of a largo social circle,” who has boon purified and refined into " a saintly perfec tion.” Finally, wo are treated to the following remarkable outburst: "Keeping his mother in entire ignorance of his plans, ho spent tho after noon before his departure gathering horfavorito wild flowers, tho white lilies of early summer, and dropping them at her foot in his old gallant way; with a good-night kiss upon their pure lips, ho left them there,—beautiful expression of a tenderness bo could not speak,—symbols of a filial love as white as they. Tho gentle hand which broke those delicate stems, tho reverent devotion that brought thorn to tho holy shrine whore his mother sat enthroned, pulled tho fatal trigger that sent those deadly bullets into a father's bosom; and if Frank Walworth goes from his prison coll to the ignominy of tho g&l i'. .TUNE. 16, 1873. lows, ho wIU die a martyr to the religion of his life,—ft sacrificial offering to ft divine love." With such soap-bubble nonsense as this, *tho parricide's champion comes to his rescue. Tho -champion of tho deceased, however, is hardly loss ridiculous. Wo loam from him that tho novels of Walworth have long “riveted tho Interest" of the parvenus of Saratoga; thgt: ho was one of tho handsomest men In tho world; that ho woe a oonrtooiis, largo hearted, and chivalrous gentleman { that his homoNvasan Eden of purity and'bliss, which was broken up by a clique of scandal-mongers; that ho was a hoart-brokou man ; that his fato was ono of tho sod inheritances of genius ; and so on through a column or more of silly eulogy. Amidst all tho gushing effusions, pro and con, which would HU many columns, wo find hut ono person who seems to recognize tho fact that there is a corpse in the cose, and that somebody is responsible for it. This person is tho barber who used to shave tho deceased, and ho seems to bo aware that somebody has boon killed. But oven tho barber gets maudlin before ho finishes Ids communication,and goes off In a flood of tears. Ho touchingly tolls of a Christmas dinner of ducks and goose to which ho invited Mr. Walworth, upon which occasion Mr. Walworth provided tho wine, and then tho barber goes off in a rhapsody over*“his gentle and refined nature.” Ho roaohos tho climax of his grief in tho following outburst: “I assure yon when I board of his death I was struck dumb,—l was sick at heart. For throe days I could not keep tho tears from my oyos. X would give, ikia minute, my oheek - for (600 if 1 could boo him back in that chair. 1 * Now this is to tho point. Horo wo have a man who recognizes tno fact that his whilom patron is dead, and measures his regard for him by (600. Summing up the statements of all tho dispu tants, wo have tho rare spectacle of a martyr to tbo religion of bis life and a sacrificial offering to divine love about to bo tried for the killing of a gifted genius and a chivalrous, pure-minded gentleman who, in tho capacity of a father, had disturbed coriajn domestic bliss. This is surely tbo most refined and elegant murder of tho century; tho very creme do la creme of bru tality; gilt-sdgod pistol-firing by agontloband into tbo gifted bosom of genius ; a murder no rodder than a rose-leaf; a crime which should go unpunished because of, the high-toned mo tives that prompted it. None of tho harlot sur roundings of Stokes and Fisk, but a truly good murder of afaihor by his oldest son. Tho public, however, which docs not move in this elevated circle of Saratoga society, and therefore does not invest this crime with such a rosy hue, will bo dis posed to onalyzo it without sentiment al notions. It may bo that Mansfield Tracy Walworth was a bad man; that ho had abused bis family; that ho had written threat ening letters ; that ho had done all that his ene mies lay at his door. Ho is dead, and cannot speak for himself. Admitting everything, how ever, what apology has tbo son for his horrid act ? By his own confession, his father had promised to cooso writing any more letters and to stop any further abuse. His family woro, therefore, presumably secure from bis persecu tions, fancied or real, as tho case may bo. Tho difficulty was settled, and thenceforth there might have boon peace between them. But tbo young man was not disposed to havo peace. He continued tho conversation, and provoked on insult to himself, and then shot bis - un armed father, emptying barrel after barrel of his pistol, until ho hod completed tho bloody work. Ho Uion walked away, satisfied with his deed, as careless and light-hearted as possible, and whoa his mother mot him, wo are informed by still another correspondent, that “ she laughed and chatted with her son Frank as if tbo present situation was a vory pleasant one.” And ibis is wbat a member of Saratoga society blasphemously calls "a sacrificial offering to divino love.” Stripped of its tinsel and Its illu sions, admitting all that may bo alleged agoinst tho deceased, tho public will ouly regard it as a coarse, brutal murder, for which the murderer should bo hold sternly responsible, according to tho letter and spirit of the law. THE PHILADELPHIA BINGS. Philadelphia is apparently on tho high road to ruin, from which sho can only bo saved by some such popular uprising as that which wrested the finances of Now York from tho hands of tho thioves. The State-House Bow Bing, composed of nearly all tho city and county officials, and tho Gas Bing, which also has a representation in tho offices, scorn to have combined their forces in thie work of plunder and corruption. Under tho operations of those Bings, taxation has boon swelled from 53.3G3.674 in 1805,10 510,023,313 in 1872, while the indebtedness of tho city has risen, in eleven years, from $21,010,486 to $51,- 679,024. Those ore tho official figures j but those who are competent to judge estimate tho city Indebtedness to bo nearly $60,000,000. How tho Blug thrives may be inferred from tho fol lowing list of salaries : Tho Bocordor of Deeds gets SIOO,OOO per annum ; the .Prothonotary of tho District Court, from $12,000 to $20,000 ; tho Clerk of tho Quarter Sessions, from $30,000 to $50,000 ; tho City Commissioners, SB,OOO each ; tho Bocelvor of Taxes, $25,000, besides a largo percentage on collections; and tho Sheriff, SIOO,OOO. The report of the Municipal Boform Association, composed of tho most respectable citizens of Philadelphia, says : Oar streets never wore filthier, nor so constantly la need of repair * our gas never was so poor, or so dear; our water-supply so Indifferent; our school-system manifesting so alarming a tendency to extravagance and corruption; our pollco-forco so passive In main taining order, and so active in perpetrating election frauds. Never before has there been so utter a disre gard of the law by the municipal officials os a class, so that ita infringement has become a custom to which Inculpated offenders habitually appeal oa a Justified* tlou, when arraigned for malversation of the public moneys; and when the guardians of our Interests,'the Councils of Philadelphia, aro appealed to for the pro tection of the public, their majorities devote thorn selves rather to the protection of the offenders. Tho Philadelphia Ring rules In the name of Republicanism. It in composed of Repub licans who havoßocurodofiioo by perjury, fraud, and ballot-box 'stuffing. It dictates all tho nomi nations, and it hoops itself in office by tbo corrupt moans wo havo mentioned. Those offices it uses for tbo most shameful extortions, which aro practised in direct violation of law, because tho pcoplo are powerless to punish them. Tho cause of this condition of things is very clearly stated in tho report to which wo havo referred. It says i This disastrous condition of our affairs Is directly traceable to the heated partisanship which has led our citizens to sacrifice their bettor Judgment ami Inde pendence to tho dictates of party discipline, and to support the ” regular nominees " of thoir political faith irrespective of the character and qualifications of can didates. The party managers, thus secure of support on the day of election, have not hesitated to put for ward for tbo most important and responsible positions men whom no private cllUon • would trust with tho management of his private business. Corruption, in, capacity, and leLMertlng have become recommend*- tlonA for office, and our Municipal Government has Ihtiß necessarily passed Into tlio hands of tho corrupt anil Incapable. In such bonds tho ovilfl of tho present 'and of tbo future aro Inoviloblo. There ia already evidence that tho people of Philadelphia aro about to rise nnd shako off this load of corruption, and that tho day id poet whoa they consider themselves bound to support “ tho regular nominees." Thoro ia a breaking up In tbo ranks. Honest men of all parties aro Join ing hands to drlvo tho Republican corruptionists and Ring thieves from their places, notwith standing thoir control of primary mootings and tho ballot-boxes. NOTES AND OPINION. Tho'promise is, that tho coming Fourth of July will bo colobratod In all tho West, under tho auspicos of tho Farmers' Clubs, as on Indopond onco-Day with emphasis. On that day tho as sembled pooplos will, ovon raoro formally than hithorto, proclaim, thoir ludopondonco of party managomont; and, what’s more, tho party-man agers know thiil they will moan it. —Sorao of tho autl-Adminlstratlon names mentioned in eonnootion with thd Governorship of Ohio: Thomas Ewing, Qoorgo W. Morgan, Sarauol F. Cary, Durbin Ward, Lon. A. Harris, Lewis D. Campbell, John F. MoKlnnoy, John W. Bohn, Rush R. Bloano, John Q. Doahlor, R. R. Drinkorholf, Prod Hoasaurot. —Tho Massachusetts Legislature, in Us last session, appropriated $3,264,010 to bo provided for by tho current revenue (lax) of tho year, and increased tho Btato debt $1,860,000 for Hoosao Tunnel and other purposes. Tho Boston Journal sayrf t Tho “ aalary-grab" reappeared In the ITouflo on Tuesday afternoon In tbo ahapo of a proposition to .nixxtl »« Uw under nUluli ibo ni ambers art froo for tho sosaion, hut at tho samo time fixing tho pay for thU year at that sum. If tho hill to repeal had found favor, It would havo boon easy to change tho section . which fixed tho pay for thin year, by vole or by moans of a disagreement and report of a conference commit tee, which 1h tho Butler method of managing those ; things. On a division, this proposition got 04 votes against 66, but tho yeas and nays being called, it was defeated by 80 to 70. —Up to tho most recent date only twelve Sen ators and thirty-two Representatives had re turned tho back-pay steal to' tho Treasury,— $183,821 In all. —The movement of tho people in the West at tracts, as yet, only a blinded and indifferent at tention at tho East, but in tbo South U is watched with tho koonost interest. —lt is not difficult to realize the situation in Maine ponding tho Republican Convention, Juno 10. Tho Belfast Republican Jottrnal says: Ko matter how numerous may bo tho contestants for tho nomination for tho office of Governor, a word from Washington, or tho orach of Blaine' » whip, will make any refractory homo In tho team tighten up his tugs like a veteran stood In tho stage harness. So, whether Kotu sticks or withdraws, whether Dlagloy swims on the crost of tho wnvo or Is sunk by tho weighty Stone, all will bo the same. Tho fuss and froth of tho newspaper war over tho matter is of tho very smallest account. —Tho Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention has refused, 22 to (17, to strike out the word “male” from tho Constitution, defeated several propositions to allow women to vote on school and liquor questions, and only permits them to bo eligible for school offices. — l There creeps out in several Of tho best Kan sas papers a fellow-feeling for Pomeroy, as his trial approaches, that looks as if they had boon assisted to start a National Bank.— Cincinnati Times. —lf it has oomo to this,according to tho logic of S&muol J, Randall, that our Representatives ami Senators must bo hired to bo honest, it is about time that tho Senate and House wore entirely done away with, and Grant's absolute dictator ship inaugurated.— St. Louis Times, —The farmers do not foil so see that Grant, by signing tho bill which mado this general in crease, his own included, is just os guilty and more responsible because possessed of power to defeat it,— Terre Saule (iud.) Gazelle. —Grant is tho wickedest man connected with tho salary-grab. It was wholly concocted to cover his scheme for doubling his already more than sufficient pay,— Princeton {III.) IRepublican. —An earnest and deep-rooted sentiment of hatred to tho spirit that prompted tbo salary grab, and expressions of indignation from tho masses, —especially of tho West,—have sounded tho political knoll of many a favorite Congress man.—JUadiso/i ( Ms.) Democrat. —This “ salary-grab ” is an illustration of what the Republican party is. It is in the power of the people to say whether it shall remain tho ruling power, and go on in its course of “ grab bing” and roborios.—A*atamoroo (Mich.) Ga zelle. —The only question for tho sensible farmer to ponder is, how much sense is there in fighting one of those systems of robbery, and hooping carefully clear of tho other, for fear ho may meddle with politics, intorforo with tho nico little schemes of tho gentlemen Congressmen and their hangers-on,who vote thomaolvossß,ooo back-pay and $16,000 salaries for about ton months* work in Congress. If fanners propose hereafter to vote as Democrats and Republicans, as heretofore, they are wasting a groat deal of wind to very little purpose, that’s all.— Maquokcta (Iowa) Journal. —The people are ridden to death by dema gogues and plunderers, and it matters but little which sot of schemers and tricksters gets tho upper hand. They have to foot tho bills in any event. This is one of tho prominent features of our glorious svatom of government. Between tho plunderers and tho blunderers tho people faro but poorly— Lafayette (Did.) Journal. . —lt is only by maintaining independence, and standing aloof of both of tho old party organi zations, that tho farmers have any show for sue-, cess in their efforts to reform the politics of tho country, by bringing to tho front tho working element in tho administration of National, State, and mulcipal governments, instead of tho nou working professional politicians and representa tives of incorporated capital.— Keokuk (Iowa) Constitution. —The issue between tho railroads and tho people can no longer bo evaded. So long as present parties maintain their old positions, tho railroads will control both. Thoro is no sense, therefore, in keeping up a division of action where thoro is no difference of opinion, and thus bccomo tho dupes of railroad schemers.— Waseca (Minn.) News. . —Tho formidable proportions which tho farm ers' movement is attaining in Minnesota Is alarming the political ring which has heretofore managed affairs in this Slate. Tho mass-moot ing at Eyota yesterday is significant. When three thousand farmers assemble in a little country village to counsel together, and whoa such gatherings to a greater or loss orient ore being held throughout tho State, tho ring may well tremble.—St. Paul (Minn.) Dispatch. •• —Tho fanners’ movement, which at first was only a rub-a-dub agitation that would grow in harmonious of itself before long, bus assumed such proportions that tho politicians arc scared. Nothing can bo calculated with certainty, as heretofore, and slates fixed up by knowing and designing ones* ore worthless now. Party tac tics will bo unavailing when used against the honest effort of tho people for their own good.— ioyat;spor< (Ind.) Pharos. —Already, too long, has tho labor interests of this country permitted themselves to bo tho more tools of designing and corrupt men, and it is high timo that they threw off tho manacles and assorted their independence.— Galesburg ( III .) Free Press. —Tho people have patiently borne tbo oppres sions of monopolies until the burden has grown too heavy to ho longer endured. A change must come. Reform or revolution is tho watchword.— Madison ( Wto.) Democrat, —Tbo people toifi rovevso the courts, 1 fnocos sary,—certainly all wrong,—by ballots If they can, by bullets if they must, Now. the sooner “ railroad kings," and “ tariff dukes," “ bank lords," and “ chartered barons," and all the “ specialty privileged" classes, realize this foot, the more likely they will bo to save what they have got. This reform has begun in earnest. It may make mistakes, but it wiQ not stop till it has swept corruption, oppression, and official vil lainy from tho land.— Jacksonville '(ill .) Sentinel, —Z’nvtisanbship is but another name fur cor ruption, dishonesty, and subjection to rings. Wo hope tho farmers of lowa will bo tho moans of restoring purity of government to this State. —Dubuque (Iowa) Telegraph. —So far from tho Interests of tho fanners and the principles of tho Republican party being hostile to each other, they are identical In their aims. Tho Republicans are for building up our manufacturing interests and in ail possible ways developing tho resources of the country, in order thus to give tho farmers a market at homo for their surplus : and nt tho some time they are for applying all other remedies possible to defeat tho exorbitant charges of tho transportation monopolists.— Springfield (III.) Journal, —lf tho Qrangonido not conduct themselves properly, it will not bo for want of an abim dance of advice. No organization over formed in America has had so much counsel gratuitous ly-given.—lndianola (Iowa) Journal. —Tho chief danger in this fatmora’ movement Jfit that It Is liable to come under tbo control of tlioHo same politicians, disguised rvn fanners, who will provort it and use tho power it wields as a. vehicle for carrying out their own solilsh mid ambitious designs. X.ot tho Grangers keep a flliftrp looKout for political wolves In sheep's olotUing.—Winona (Jlfimi.) Ilepnhlicnn. —rhqi plunder of tho Mlnnonota Htolo Troon ury, nnd loan of its funds on privato account by Republican Treasurers, did not raise a uusnioioii of wrong in tho mind of tho St. Paul Press, On tho contrary, that paper rushed to tho defense of tbo practice with a zeal that showed personal familiarity with tho details. But now it boos danger. Romo ono is going to come round and cheat tho Patrons of Husbandry when they don’t know it. “ Demagogues ” are laying In wait for thorn on all sides, nnd tho weak farmers will bo mndo "dupes” of, if not careful.— Bt. Paul Pioneer. —The farmers aro loss liable to fall into I ''tho dutches of aolf-doslgniug and unscrupulous politicians, simply because they aro tho organ izers and aggressors, and have a policy of thoir own, ono which they originated, aro now matur iug. and can control. The observer will notice that this cry to “beware" comes from that very unscrupulous class who have heretofore controll ed poutlcol affairs. They 000 thoir infiuonco wan /%\ a *r for tll,a reason they aquoal,—Peoria (i«.) Democrat. —lf the farmers in this district think that tho mon who opposed tho election of Mr. Craig era any tho loss thoir friends or frioudo of thoir cause for having done so, they labor under a groat mistake.— Oenesco (III.) Itcmhlio. —lt is quite as well that Judges should bo taught that farmers and publishers have some rights as well as courts, and tho election of Judge Craig will boa wholesome reminder to those legal gontlomen who delight to oxorclso thoir brief authority to its utmost limit.—Roefc ford (III.) Oaxetlo. monopoly, every corporation owns Judges, Bonators, and Congressmen. Why should not tho farmers own a four?— Davenport (Jotoa) Democrat. —Farmers aro not in position to buy up law yers as railroads do, and honco tboy mu«t trust xor success in tho power of thoir own right arm. and In tho influence of an enlightened, fearless. «nd Imloromlont press. Without thin, wo pro diet tho former will never succeed in curbing tho avarice of monopolies and corporations.— Pramedu Ohien(Wis.) Union. * A number of enterprises of tbo same kind does not necessarily imply competition. Cor porations may combine, as somo havo douo, and P" 1 .. 1 ™ eompoUtion. If, thou, wo deny to tho Lcptulaturo tho right to ostnblisli rules of truluo by law, thoro Booms to bo no romody loft. —Atchison (Kan.) Olohe. Whon every interest of capital comblnoa ngntast the people, it is thoir duty to combine . for thoir own protection. Good strong common . buolnoßß sonso ia all that is necessary to a full solution of all tho questions involved in this controversy —SL Paul (Minn.) Pioneer. —The more politicians havo reason to bo alarmed. It was safe to color to tho demands of •jmmopolics, and at tho oxponso of tho agricni .turiats, bo long as tho latter woro disorganized and kept well whipped into party linos. But it is quite another thing when tho territorial Democracy, at last seeing tho situation thov were in, and modo wise by tho movements of other interests, adopt methods that will make thoir influonco potential in tho legislation and administration of affairs.— OinoinnaH Commer cial Tho fact Is that newspapers can find much bet ter work to do than providing opinions for either of tbo existing political organisations. Neither of them has anything worthy of tho name of ta creed. Tho Republican party is hold together os an organization solely by tho possession of tho Government offices. This makes it a real business concern, with accounts to keep, earn ings to make, dividends to distribute, and claims to adjust. It consequently does not need opinions, and, to do it justice, makes no pretense of having any. Indeed, there io no body of political doctrine iu exist ence which will furnish authority for tho policy of tho Administration in Louisiana, and yet the party papers olldofoudit. The Democratic party, on the other hand, or the headquarters, or “ cadre,” or whatever It is called, which rep resents tho organization, is a more debating club, in which any question which hoe two sides is welcome, but in which tho discussions hnvo no relation to tho actual affairs of the day. No body whoso business is tho formation or mold ing of public opinion need trouble himself much about the sayings of cither of them. If tho World can got enough persons to look at free trade as it looks at it, and rate it as highly as it does, a free-trade party will bo formed iu spite of everybody 5 and it is for bettor to do this, than to go about looking for employment for a decayed organization. Ho. also, it is a much more profitable occupation to try to bring the public to some general agreement about tho principles on which this Government now rests, and the forms with which it should bo sur rounded, than to try to got the Republican party and its “Christian statesmen” to mend their ways. They cannot bo mado to mend their ways. But some consistent and coherent body of opin ion about tbo nature of tho polity under which wo live, or ought to live, may bo created, and will have to bo created soon if at all, and this work must bo done in tho main by the proas.— The Salion. Chicago, fillllltiKton & Western iVar* row-Gnugo Railroad* From the Davenvort (fa.) Democrat. The Chicago, Millington & Western Nftrrow- Qaugo Railroad is a lino projected to run from Chicago to Princeton, 111., and west from that Slaco to somo point on tho Mississippi River. It as been tho Intention to run tho lino to Musca tine. A survey has been made to Princeton, and now a survey is commenced to run through Noponsot, Cambridge, Andover, and thence to tho Mississippi River. Tho lino, promises so favorably that it is estimated it will cost, with rolling stock, only $12,000 per mile. This is a very Important project, and Rock Island ia thinking of making a strong effort to secure the road to run to that place. Tho efforts of the Rook Islanders in this direction should bo seconded by our Davenport public-spirited citi zens, as, if tho road can bo induced to make its terminus at Rook Island, it will ho of immoneo advantage to our city. Tho Rook Island Union says: ; “ Mr. Jackson, the Secretary,'writes us that’, if the funds for a survey are raised by this city, such survey will bo mode, and that tho amount raised will bo transferred into stack, whether road is built to Rook Island or not. “ It is cortaiulyimportnnt to this Illinois project that it should make a direct connection with tho lowa enterprise, and thus form a continuous uarrow-gaugo road from Chicago to tho lowa road’s western terminus, wherever it may bo. The Mississippi River intervenes, crossed by a Government bridge. Tho roads may bo able to secure the use of this road for a reasonable com fiousation. By tho adoption of a now device, a rausfor can bo made with little delay of loaded passenger and freight cars from tho narrow gauge roads across the- bridge by the wido guugo. “If tho Illinois Company insist on going to a point opposite Muscatine, a branch to tins place could bo built through tho Coal Valley region aud South Rook Island. This would give ua another outlet to Chicago and another coal road, at the sumo timo solving tho problem of cheap and ready communication between this city and South Rook Island.” Tho Wnlworth Fnrrlclde—An .Affect* lug Incident* Jfroni the Albany Evening Journal, Mansfield Tracy Walworth's eldest daughter, Nellie, has for some time past been attending the school at the Convent of the Bacrod Heart, ICeu wood. On Wednesday she received a message from hor uncle, the Rev. Clarence Walworth, do olrlng her presence at bis residence on Chapel street, Roiug totally unaware of the terrible nf» lliotioh that had fallen on her family the day previous,'she Imagined her uncle wished to son and bid her adieu before leaving for Europe, an be contemplated doing ; and, under the impres sion that ouch was the fact, she prepared with a joyous heart for the visit.. She arrived nt her uncle's residence only to. find that ho had loft instructions for her to immediately come on to Saratoga, and after waiting about uu hour she proceeded to the depot, and took the train for that place. She wau still unaware of the tragedy, tho inmates of Father Walworth’s not having tho heart to inform her. Seated di rectly abend of her in tbo car was a gentleman reading a Now York paper which gave a full ac count of tho parricide, m which tho name of tho murderer and victim wore displayed in glaring capitals at tho head. Happening to glanco over tho passenger's shoulder, her eye caught tho Hues, and Ibo sudden revelation throw her Into fainting fits, which continued until her arrival nt Saratoga. She was kindly cared for by Indion in tho car, and on reaching the village was im mediately removed to her homo. —William 0. Shaw, tho groat peach-grower of Central Illinois, says that he will not havo a sin gle, poach in his largo orchard of eighty acres. A largo number of tho old 11*008, and many of later growth, woro completely destroyed during the past winter. Ho also reports that, from hfs per sonal observation, tho applo crop hereabouts will bo very light. Strawberries promise well, but unfortunately there are very few in this county who raise more than will be used in their on a families.— Clinton (2U.) Public,

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