Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 17, 1873, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 17, 1873 Page 2
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2 THE COURTS. A Lesson for Defendants Who Appeal. Questions of Interest to tho mercan tile Community. Eooent Resorts to the Referee System —The Amended Bill in Munn & Soott, ■ The 6,uostion of Reinstatinpf Suita Sus pended in' State Courts After Adjudication in Bank ruptcy. The Supreme Court has decided tho caso of Brooks v. Martin ot ah, appealed from Wiuno bago County. This was a bill to foreclose two mortgagee made by Bcsonna Brooks to John A. Blanchard and Isaac N. Phelps, both of which had boon assigned to William T. H. Brooks. Hannah Martin, a party defendant, answered tho bill, and filed a cross bill, in tbo latter olloglug that Bosonna Brooks had satisfied tbo mortgage, oud that tho assignment to William T. H. Brooks was fraudulent, and mado oud procured by Bcsonna and William T. H. Brooks for tho pur pose of defrauding him, Martin, ho having be come tbo owner of tho promises by sale of tbo United States Marshal ot the Northern Biatriot of Illinois under a judgment against Bcsonna Brooks, obtained by him in tbo United States District Court for tho District of Wisconsin. Tho causo was tried in Wlnnobago Circuit Court, and a dccroo was entered in favor of tho cross-bill, to reverse which an appeal was taken to tho Supremo Court of Illinois, whoso opinion was delivered by Justice Brooso. Defendant in error insisted that tho certificate of evidence did not give all tho evidence, hut the Supremo Court could not affirm tho decree of tho court below for that reason, holding that, if tbo record docs not contain all tho evidence, it was for defendants In error to supply tho ominsiouß. This Court could only look to the record. Tho court below had certified tho evi dence, therefore, tho Court roust look to tho evidence as certified, and if it failed to sustain tho decree, would not infer that tho court bolow beard other evidence. Tho Court bod carefully examined tho evidence lu tho record to sustain tho point made by tho defendant in error as to fraudulent assignments of tho mortgages to tho plaintiff in error. [Hero tho evidence was exhaustively dissected, and tno Court pro ceeds], Tho Court failed to find on the record any evidence on which to rest the findings of tho Court bolow. Tlioy woro facts, if they existed, capable of proof, and tho onus was upon tho de fendants in error. All tho testimony going to show tho oxistonos of such facts was for tho most part hearsay, and insufficient as grounds of a decree. Tho argument that plaintiff in error wits an officer in tho army, depending on bis pay, and, therefore, without funds for such an in vestment. was not sound. Ho entered tho army as a subaltern in tho Into unhappy conflict, and came out of it a Brigadier-General, and in stauceos wore not wanting whore fortune has pecuniarily favored such. It might be, tbo money of Bcsonna Brooks was used to offoct all tho purposes charged ; it might ho so con jectured, but there was no proof. It was sufficient for plaintiff in error to show prima facie that tho mortgages woro hie by proper as signments ; this bo did by exhibiting them in court, assigned, for a money consideration. George Blanchard and other active parties in tho transaction could have boon culled to testify as to tbo facts, and tholr testimony might bo suffi cient to destroy tho nnma facie case made by plaintiff in error. They had not been called as witnesses. Tho Court was satisfied by a careful oxamiuatiou of tho testimony that thoro was nothing it it to prejudice tho right of plaintiff in error to tho notes and mortgages, and that the findings of tho decree woro not sustained by the proof in the record. Disposing of this point dis posed of the caso, and rendered the examination of other errors assigned unnecessary. For tho reasons given, tho decree is reversed and tho cause reuiaudcd. INTERESTING SHIPPING INSURANCE CARE. In Judge Wood’s room tho case of Porter & Fuller v. Mechanics’ audTradors’ Insurance Com- Jiany was yesterday ou trial. This Is an action nought by plaintiffs, who are lumbormorchauts, to recover for the loos of a cargo of lumber which they had insured in defendant for SIO,OOO. Tho lumber, at the time of its loss, was on tho steam tug Detroit, which was wrecked ou the west coast of Lake Huron, late in tho month of September lost. The plaintiffs first applied to Mr. Bruce, insurance agent, for a policy upon a cargo of lumber on board tho barge Hunter, which was to sail from Bay City, Michigan, to Chicago, at that time. This applica tion woe made at about the close of business hours ou Saturday, tho 28th cf last September; no premium was paid, but an informal certificate of insurance was given. Subse quently, during tho following Monday, plaintiffs asked defendants’ clerk to change tho insurance by striking out tho word “ Hunter” and insert ing that of tho steam-barge “ Detroit.” On that day it became publicly known in the city that both barges had boon lost on the previous Friday night, or on tho Saturday morning ou which the application was first made. The plaintiffs claimed tho amount of insurance on tho altered certificate, which was refused by de fendants ou various grounds, their chief objection being that tho operation was not made by tbo agent but by a clerk in tbo office having no authority to act iu tbo premises, and it was suspected that the altera tion was effected for plaintiffs after plaintiffs or their agents had received information of what bad happened. Tho protest upon which tho claim is based, reciting tho circumstances and time of tho loss, and which plaintiffs furnished to defendants, showed that tho Captain of tho 41 Detroit” and his mate had made sworn state moms that tho voyage had begun ou Friday, tho day before tho first application was made, while tho lose took place at 2 a. m. Saturday, twelve hours after. Thio, the plaintiffs now claim, was & mistake. Tho defendants allege that the pol icy-certificate, when changed so as to apply to tho “Detroit” instead of tho ''limi ter," wac not countersigned or authorized by the agent, as is expro&aly stipulated in tho certificate as a sine qua non of genuiuonous, and that, with out such countersigning or authority, tho docu ment in not binding as an agreement to insure. This case, which will be read with interest by shippers, will probably bo concluded to-morrow. RESORT TO THE REFEREE SYSTEM. Tho roforco system is a good one for both lawyers and litigants, when both sides to a case snn make up thuir mind to stand by the decision of tho legal umpire before whom their case is argued. In this event a prompt decision can be arrived at, saving much time and anxiety. Tho first cose tried before a Ilofcroo won that of Wilbur H. Boblusou ot al. v. City of Chi cago, in which plaintiffs sued to recover damages sustained by their vessel in a collision with the Eighteenth street bridge. Tho Ktiforco in this suit was G. Gardner, who decided in favor of plaintiffs, giving them judgment for. $733.43 with costs. At present, two other suits aro being tried before lloforoo, namely, J. P. De- Condrosot al. v. A. M. Alien, and A. M.Allonv.J. P. DoCoudrua et al. Tho first commenced iu the' Superior Court, the second in tho Circuit, and both are referred by stipulation under the char tor to J. P. Clarkson. Plaintiffs in tho first ca-jo sue to recover for a balance, as they claim, duo by Allen to them, amounting to about $3,400, for lumber delivered. Allen claims SO,OOO dam ages from DoConclrcs ct al. for alleged failure to deliver a largo quantity of logs which DuCoudrcs ct al. hod contracted to do, within .tho season of 1870 5 also for damagOH’uustaiued by jiim on account of their failure to saw logs purchased by him and deliv ered to them to out. Part of tho proof was put In before Mr. Clarkson yesterday, and the case stands adjourned until next Tuesday, the 21th iMt. In both thoso cases tho plaintiffs' attorneys aro Sansum and Loddy, profound believers in tho referee system, which they ore doing their utmost to popularize. THE MUKN * SCOTT ESTATE IN QIUNCE.UY. Goutly & Chandler, solicitors for tho Assignees of the estate of Minin, Norton & Scott, yesterday brought their amended bill in chancery against Jesao Huyt, Alfred M. Hoyt, Theodore J, trusted, and Leonard Ilazoltine. Jr., trading in Now York under tho name and stylo of Jesse ffoyt <t 00., as commission merchants, to set aside tho mortgage, and seven notes delivered to Jesse Hoyt of $50,000 each, by tho bankrupts to soouro a contingent indebtedness, aud for an ftcooimtUic of the profits of tho basmeßß of tho bankrupt* slnco it hns been bold and carried on by said Jobs© Hoyt under said inorlgago, The grounds of this proceeding have boon over and over again boforo tho imbue. and tho allogatlona on which tbo amended petition 1b based aro familiar to all roadora. Tho complaint is that tho mortgage wan not given for any known debt, but for a contingent indebtedness, tho amount of which had not boon ascertained; that tho insolvency of tho Arm was well known to , Jouiio Hoyt A Co.; that tho mortgage was never meant to bo anything more than a trust deed, and all tho rest of it all over again. Thoro is not a now allegation in tbo petition. THE CHICAGO COMPOSITION GRANITE COMPANY IK OOUIIT. Edward Wostomayo yesterday filed a bill in Chancery against the officers and nropreitors of tho Chicago Composition Granite Company, relating that ho was tho inventor of tho Compa ny’s potent, and that tho Company was formed to work said patent, with a capital of 1,000 shares of SIOO each, of which 033 X shares woro paid to him as tho price of his patent, which ho sold to the Company for that amount of stock. Ho was elected Vioo-Prosidont, and in that ca pacity gave a note for tho purposes of tho Com pany for SI,OOO to Paul Rothbartb. At tbo time of tbo firo that nolo was tho only Indebtedness of tbo Company, and tholr property must have boon worth a market price of at lo&et $2,000, though, owing to tho officials refusing to allow him to boo tho books and papers after tho Aro, ho is not ablo to stato tho prooiso amount. Ho romovod to St. Louis, and was in ignorance of tbo fact that tho Company was forced Into bankruptcy, and Us property sold. Having discovered tho fact, ho now files this bill for an accounting and relief, charging the parties defendants with combining together to tnako false claims upon which to boouto tho adjudication, in order to disposo of tho property for their own purposes, cheat tho complainant, and prevent his obtaining anything lu return for bis $t)0,ooo worth o i alooh, 110 declares, on In formation and belief, that, since tho firo, tho Company has resumed business, and made a profit of $60,000, of wliich ho wants his share. REINSTATING A LAW SUIT SUSPENDED SINCE BANK- 11UPTOY. James Kirk and James Kirk, Jr., yesterday represented to tho Court, by petition, that on tbo 21st of October, IS7I, they commenced suit in tbo Cook County Superior Court against Lewi* W, Cass, since adjudicated bankrupt, in trespass on Jho case for deceit in a transaction wherein complainants allogo tbatthoy sold him a stock of merchandise and assigned him their interest lu certain household promises in tho ally, then hold by petitioners, in consideration of bis giving them a good title to certain lands in lowa, the title of which boa siuco proved to bo en tirely worthless. They represent that since Cass was adjudicated bankrupt proceed ings in Court have been suspended, and they pray tho Court to allow tho suit to continue, ana that the judgment they may receive maybe proved iu bankruptcy against tbo estate. The Court mode on order allowing tho suit to pro ceed, but preserving she right of tho Assignee or any creditor to dispute or contest said claim. RILL TO REDEEM MORTGAGED PROPERTY. Van Hrownoll files a bill iu tho Oironit Court against Livingston Oompton, Reuben H. Comp ton, Thomas D. Marsh, and John O. Compton. Complainant avoru that on tho Ist of March. 1872, ho was tho owner of tho N. 20 foot of Lot 6, Block 2, Ludq & Levan's Subdvision of tho W, % of Out-lot iu Block 18 of Canal Trustees’ Subdivision of oast 3tj of 800. 29, T. 40, R. 14, E. of 3 P. M., with a brick four-story dwelling house and frame bam thoroou; that ou the 2Sd February ho was owing to Livingston Compton tho sum of $3,000, and on that date did execute his throe notes therefor, giving ns security a trust deed to Reuben Compton ou the above described real estate, worth at that time $6,000; that ou tho 23d February, 1872. Reuben Compton mado a pretended solo of saiu real es tate. it falling into tho hands of tho Livingston Compton, who has since attempted to place it beyond complainant's control. Anxious to re gam bis property, tho complainant flies tho pres ent kill to redeem tho property ox said alleged protended sale. . INTERESTING ACTION. The Fox River Manufacturing Company be gin a suit lu assumpsit in tho Circuit Court against J. 8. Bchooufold, J. Schoenfold and 11. F.' Mathews, for SIO,OOO damages. Complain ants aver that on the Ist of May, 1871, they, at defendants' special request, employed them as factors for complainants for tho sale of 1,000 pieces of woolen goods, defendants to sell tho same and receive a commission. Complainants gave defendants SIOO to insure tho goods, wliich defendants undertook to do. They did not in sure, and the goods were destroyed by firo on the 9th of October, 1871, while in defendants, possession, wheroforo complainants tmo to re cover tho damage of goods so destroyed,nimoly, SIO,OOO. SUIT FOR SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE. Wceloy Morrill files bis bill of complaint in tho Superior Court against Enoa and Mattie Fenton. Complainant avers that ho and Fenton, on tho 15th March last, entered into an agree mont by wliioh Morrill was to convoy to Fenton a lot of ground, commencing 22 foot south of northwest corner of Lot 20 m William Justus' Addition to village of Kilos, thence south 47 foot, thence oast CO feet, south 03 foot to alloy, thence oast 32 feet, thence north IS2 foot to Sycamore street, thence west 13 10-12 foot, thence south 22 feet, thonco west 83 foot to place of beginning, and Fenton was to convoy to Merrill 81 lots m Storey and Allen's Sub. to Chicago, in Blochs 1 and 4, Soo. 25, T. 40, It. 13; also 400 acres of land in Jasper County. Indiana, viz.: East>£ of north east 3i of oast Yi of southeast Y and southwest Y of southeast Y of Soo. 7, T. 80, B. 5; also west Y of northeast Y and south Y- °f south wost Y and northeast Y of northwest Y Soo. 6, T. 30, it. B ; that Fenton failed to furnish abstracts of titlo to bis property uutil within a week since, when they are pro cured at complainant’s expense; that on exam ining them complainant expressed hia willing dobs to consummato the agreement which, however, Fontou, declined to do, wheroforo complainant prays that ho bo compelled by decree of the Superior Court, specifically to perform the contract. CRIMINAL COURT ITEMS. Charles Anderson pleaded guilty to stealing a horso and buggy, aud was remanded for sen tence. Bill Bay, tbo notorious pickpocket, pleaded guilty to stealing a trunk. Having picked a lady’s pocket on a West Madison street car, bo proceeded with his spoil, a railway chock, aud procured tho trunk,' which ho presented to Francos Makepeace, tho wife of Tom White, tho cracksman. Mrs. White has boon bold for some time on a charge of stealing tbo trunk, but as sufficient evidence to convict her was not produced, tbo suit against her was dismissed. Bay was remanded for sentence. Gustav Minold changed his plea of not guilty to one of guilty of breaking into tho bouse of Emma Watkins, and stealing her pockotbook, containing money, and was remanded for sen tence. Judge Bogcrs will render bis decision In tbo Bcbwucbow case this morning. Tbo case of Stephen Choovors, charged with murdering hia wife, which was to have boon tried yesterday morning, was passed until tho Ist of July, the counsel for tho defence stating that ho had not bad sufficient time to procure hia witnesses. IN BANKRUPTCY. In the mutter of "Walter Van Volga and Jacob Blakomau, L. J. Hobart yesterday petitioned the Court for s<soo for services to tho estate, oh Assignee in trust for creditors, and labor per formed in taking oaro of tho property up to tho time of tho appointment of a Provisional As signee, and a roforouco was made to llogisler Hibbard to take proof, the Assignee to bo duly notified. The Assignee of tho estate of tho United States Brick Machine Company yesterday re ported salon of property under tho orders of tho Court, already reported, namely s tho machine shop, with machinery, etc., therein, at tho south east corner of Clinton and Monroo streets, and the Company's brickyard, with engine, oto., cab led to encumbrances, for tho sum total of $250, to Elisha Leo. Tho Court approved the sale, subject to objections by Monday morning next. A roforouco for final report was ordered in the matter of Nathan Underwood ot al. to llogistor Crain: same iu tho matter of John U. Swartz et al. The paporo and proceedings in Xv. 11. Flor shoim wore yesterday referred to llogistor Hib bard to oxumlno into and report as to tho facts. Motion for now trial, In the matter 06. Shana han & "West, was yesterday overruled. Counsel for defendants thou moved in arrest of judg ment, which was also overruled, aud adjudica tion was entered. TUB COURTS CONDENSED, James Morgan applies iu the Superior Court for a distress warrant for rent against tho goods and chattels contained in' 413 Wabash avenue, belonging to Henry Liobenstoin. Ferdinand Bitter ot al. petition in tho Bupo rior Court for a mechanic's lion for SIOO.OI on Lot 38, Block 10, D. H. Leo’s Addition to Chi cago, aud building thereon, the property of Bau mann. In Judge Booth’s room was recommenced tho caso of tho Milwaukee «k fit. Paul Bailroad Com pany v. John F. Eborbard et al. This is a con demnation suit involving tho expropriation of several pieces of property belonging to different proprietors, and tho particulars thereof will ho given In tho verdict as soon as It is rendered. Tho ease of Harrington v. Dearlovo, for $23,- 000, damages for illegal ejeotmoat from a dwell THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE; TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1873. ing. which has boon on for several days boforo Judge Tree, will probably bo concluded To-day. In tho County Court tho will of Christian Wognor was proven, and letters testamentary woro granted tp Bophla.Waguor, under a bond, to bo approved, of $12,000; and tho will of Winner A. Thowry was proven, and letters tos lamontarv granted to Thomas Marotou, under a bond, to bo approved, of $4,000. James Rutherford Hies his petition in tho Superior Court against J. W. McQulnoss and D. Hobs for a mechanic's lion on tho ground and building on tho southeast comer of Wabash avenue and Adams street. T1& amount of the contract* was SIO,OOO, and complainant avers that $2,080 of this is still unpaid. Two appeal cases boforo Judge Porter, viz.: Moss v. Huowolh woro decided in favor of plain tiff for S6O and damages each. Boforo tho snrno Judge, in tho caso of Martin Bunn v. William and Christian Bomig, a suit for mechanic's lion, a verdict was rendered in favor of plaintiff for $104.10. In tho coso of tho Thayer & Toboy Furniture Company v. J. Ford Pierson and Joseph B. Shepherd, an notion in assumpsit, a verdict was rendered In favor of plaintiffs for $7,047.63. In tho case of Jndd ot al. y. Boro, an,action In assumpsit brought by plaintiff to recover for services dono by him In measuring on tho Potter Palmer buildings, a verdict was rendered in favor of plaintiff for $248. NEW SUITS. Tub United States Diktiuot Court—Edward Wcolraoyor v. Edward Kock, Until Itathbarth, Christian Taoach, FonUuuud E. Cauda, and Joseph E. Lock wood, Tub Superior Court—l3,743—James Morgan v. Homy Lloboustoln ; distrain foe rent. 43,743—J0hn N. lUlthel v. J. P. Bruckman ; confession of Judg ment, $525. 43,714—15aac Itubol ct nl. v. Daniel Web ster ; assumpsit, SI,OOO, 43,745—Lazarus Silverman v. O. 11. Quinlan: assumpsit, SI,OOO. 43,740—Eden Reiser v. Oaetoi Reiser; divorce, on ground of cruelty. 43,474 —Thomas O'Neil v. John Oobol ot al.; asnumpalt, SI,OOO, 43,748— Suppressed for service, 43,740—Citizens’ Bank of Chicago v. John P. Dickey and Marshal Bolden; confession of i aUgment, $710.40. 43,750—Wesley Morrill v. Enos p enton and Mattie Fonlon: bill for spoclfio perform ance of contract. 43,701—G00. A. Matliowson v. Al bert B. VauOollot, John P. McGregor; assumpsit, SSOO, 43,752—Citizens* Bank of Chicago v. John P. Dickey and Marshal Bolden; affidavit for gar nlsboo summons, $710,40. 43,703—Ferdinand Rlitor ot al. v. John Unuonuan ot al.; petition for mechanics’ lien. 43,754—M. M. Smith v. Louis L. Btclmnotz: assumpsit SSOO. 43,765—Morris L. Leopold ct nl. v. Bolcgman Bided and John Doo; apsumpnlt, SSOO. 43,750—Max Gold flogcr v. Julius Ealko, M. Bouslngor, A. IT. Frooschor, and K. Schmidt, under firm atylo of tho J. M. Bruns wick & Boiko Company; assumpsit, SSOO. 43,767 Abraham Swartz v. Joseph Womihal; confession of judgment, $350. 43.753—M01110 v. John L. Devon; dlvorco on ground oi drunkonnoos. 43,759—Daniel P. Kidder v, Benjamin F. Stanley; appeal. Tub Circuit Court.—7,34o—Fox River manufac turing Company v. L. Sohooufold, J. Bchoonfcld, and n. P. Matbown: assumpsit. SIO,OOO. 7,3fl—Restored caso. 7,342—Appeal. 7,343—Joshua E. Ambrose v. Babcock Manufacturing Company; assumpsit, SI,OOO. 7,3-44—Appeal. 7.316 to 7,3so—Restored cases, 7,307 Appeal. 7,3sß—Restored case. 7,3s9—James Ruther ford v. J. W. McGhmlas and D. Ilcsa ; petition for me chanic’s lien. 7,360 to 7,37o—Tax appeal bonds. 7,871 —Restored case. 7,372—Van Brownell v, Livingston Compton, Reuben 11. Compton, Thomas D. Marsh, and John O. Compton. BISCXIEDITED. 'What Mr. E. It, JDraiso Knows ot tho Alleged JPoisonlnft of Six Persons Near ItToamoqua—>Jlrs. York’s JUcath- KeA Confession Discredited* A special dispatch from Decatur, Hi., publish ed in yesterday's Tuirdne, contained an account of the alleged poisoning of six persons by a lifts. York, who admitted on her death-bed that she killed them. Tho telegram stated ilia la September last A. W. Drake, a farm er who lived uoar Hoamequa, died very suddenly and under circumstances which indi cated foul play; that tho stomach of the de ceased was sent to St. Louis for examination, but for somo unexplained reason tho contents wore never analyzed. At tho time of Mr. Drake's death his mother-in-law, Mrs. York, was keeping bouse for him. Tho dispatch further stated that Mrs. York was taken violently ill at the residence of her son in Kansas, and, being assured that she could liVo but a few hours, made a confes sion, the substance of which was that she had poisoned bur husband In 1805, Mrs. A. W. Drake, her daughter, two children of A. W. Drake, her grandchildren; tho wife of E. R. Drake, and A. W. Drake, add ing that oho had mixed a dose of poison for her son, but had takou it herself by mistake. This story is Indeed sensational, and would mako Mrs. York tho peer of Mrs. Sherman if it were true. Mr. E. R. Drake, whoso wife is said to have boon ouo of her victims, lives In Chi cago, and is in tho employ of Allen & Mackey, dealers in carpets. A reporter of Tee Tribune called on him yesterday morning for infor mation regarding Mrs. York and tho Drake family, and was told that ho had heard nothing of Mrs. York’s death. Ho discredited tho story, remarking that, ovon if she made the statement attributed to her, it was untrue, and could have beou uttered only while her mind was in an abnormal condition. Mrs. York, ho said, was insane in 1861 or 1862, and had to bo watched, although she was not violent. She was very old—at feast 72—and childish. Wlille on a visit to friends in Minnesota, in tho year mentioned, it was discovered that her mind was unsound, and her son, who Uvea at Prescott, took such good care of her that sho apparently recovered, and a few years afterwards wont to live with A. W. Drake, at Moamcqua, 111., ho having a largo farm near the village, and requesting her’to come. His wife had a child whilo she lived there, and was never well afterwards, being attacked with what is popularly called ‘'milk log,” and dying after being an invalid for four months. Last October Mr. Drake himself died, as tho neighbors im agined, under suspicious circumstances. Ho was taken ill at 10 o'clock in tho evening, and ex pired at d o'clock tho next morning. He had been subject to cramps in his limbs for two years, and frequently remarked that ho was afraid they would carry him off suddenly. His death was supposed to have boon caused by heart disease, but somo physicians flunking poi son bad boon administered, it was determined to send tho stomach to St. Louis and havo the con tents analyzed. Mr. E. R. Drake, of Chicago, and Mr. P. J. Drako, of Indianapolis, brothers of tho deceased,wont to Moamoqua to attend tho funeral, and, having no suspicions of foul play» declined to pay the S6OO demanded for an analy sis. and accordingly it was not made. They heard talk of tho supposed criminality of Mrs. York, but thoy placed no roliuuco on what was whis pered. Sho loved Mr. Drako bettor than her own son, and showed her regret for his death by crying for several hours. Bhe, too, heard tho rumors afloat, and was grieved at them. After tho interment of Mr. Drake, she wont to Uvo. with her eon, Joromo B. York, who has a farm near Ouicbata, Kansas. In regard to his own wife, Mr. E. R. Drako told Tub Tribune re porter that sho died Juno 5,1801, hi Chicago, of congostivo chills, without over having Boon Mrs. York. How tho latter could havo poisoned her when hundreds of miles away ho cannot understand. A. W. Drake's two children died in Decatur. Thoy wore very young, and Mrs. York was not stopping with thoir father at tho t2mo. Her husband was alive then, and they lived toectuor on thoir farm, somewhere in Illinois. Mr. York died very sud denly. Ho was found in tho stable ono morning dead,and, as bo had two or threo attacks of heart disease, that was behoved to bavo caused bis death. Mrs. York had three daughters, two of whom aro dead. Ono of those wan Mrs. A. Vf, Drake, and tho other Mrs. Dr. Rosenberg, of Jacksonville, 111. Tho statement of Mr. Drako certainly shows that Mrs. York could not have poisoned three of tho persons sho is said to havo admitted killing, and houco it is very probable that tbo oonfooaiou, If made, was uttered whilo suffering from men tal aberration. Ku-Khix—lUr, (Juldinif Still Secreted by tUo Ilogiilalom AeuuruneuH tiivcu that he Is safe from Violence. Prom the Xeio Albany Ltulycr, Jam 12. ’ From tho Evansville Journal of yesterday morning wo loam that the reported abduction of. Mr. Golding by tho anti-railroad men of Craw ford County, proves too true. It appears that Mr Golding has instituted a now suit against tho county, iu tho case of tho Air Lino Ituilwuy Company, in consequence of an adverse decision of tho Bupromo Court, on tho ground that tho suit was not brought by tho proper* party, the decision being, in effect, that suit could only bo maintained by a citizen of tho county. To defeat tho trial of tho caso, tho regulators visited tho house of Mr. Golding, and took him away, sjuco which time ho has not boon seen, nor has any thing been hoard of his fato. Tho caao was to havo been tried tho present week, but when the attorney of tho county, Mr. Doßrulor, arrived at Leavenworth, ho was astonished to find that tho plaintiff in (ho cane had boon spirited away. wo loam from Mr J. W. Davis, Mail Agont on tho packet, that assurances havo been given that Mr, Golding has not boon, nor wilt bo injured, but will bo detained 00 long os may bo necessary to accomplish tho cuds in view, tho dofoat of tho suit brought to enforce tho collection of tho rail road tax. t THE FARMERS’ MOVEMENT. The Farmers’ “Declaration of Independence.” Resolutions of Farmers’ Mootings in McDonough and Fulton Counties, 111. Fourth ot Jiilr, 18»3—Tho Fanner.’ BcclnruUou of Independence. When in tbo course of human events it be comes necessary for a class of people, suffering from long-continued systems of oppression and abuse, to rouse themselves from an apathetic indifference to tholr own Interests, which has become habitual; to assume among tbolr follow oitizons that equal station, and domaud from tho government they support those equal rights, to which tho laws of nature and of Nature's God entitles them; a decent respect for the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare tho causes that impel them to a course so necessary to tholr own protection. Wo hold these truths to bo self-evident; That all men aro created equal; that they are en dowed by tholr Greater with certain)l nalionoblo rights; that among those are life, liberty, and tbo pursuit of happiness. That to eoeuro those rights governments aro institytod among men, deriving tholr just powers from tho consent of tho governed; that whenever tho powers Of a gov ernment become destructive of these ends, either through the injustice or inefficiency of its laws, or through tho corruption of its administrators, It Is tho right of tho people to abolish such laws, and to institute such reforms as to them shall scorn most likely to offoct tholr safety and'hap pinoss. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that laws long established shall not bo changed for light and trifling causes, and, accordingly, all exporionco hath ehown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils oro suffer-’ able, than to right themselves by abolishing tho laws to which they aro accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably tho some object, evinces a desire to reduce a people under tho absolute desposltlon of combinations, that, under tho fostering care of Government, and with wealth wrung from tho people, have grown to such gigantic proportions as to overshadow all tho land, and wiola an al most Irrosistablo influence for tholr own' selfish purposes, in all its halls of logislatiqp, it is tholr right—lt is their duty—to throw off such tyranny, oud provide now guards for thou: future se curity. Such bos been tho patient sufforanco of tho producing classes or these States, and suoh is now tho necessity which compels them to declare that they will use every moans, save a resort to arms, to overthrow this despotism of monopoly, and to reduce all men claiming tho protection of American laws to at) equality boforo those laws, malting tho owner of a railroad as amenable thereto as tho “ veriest beggar that walks tho streets, the sun and air his solo inheritance.” The history of the present railway monopoly is a history of repeated luj urios and oppressions, all having in direct object tbo establishment os an absolute tyranny over tho people of theso States unequalod In any monarchy of tho Old World, and having its only parallel iu tho his tory of tho Medieval ages, when the strong hand was tho only law, and the lUghways of com merce woro taxed by tbo Feudal Barons, who, from tholr strongholds, surrounded by tbolr armies of vassals, could levy such tribute upon tbo traveler as their own wills alone should dic tate. To provo this, lot facts bo submitted to a candid world: They havo influenced our executive officers to refuse their assent to laws tho most wholesome and necessary for tho public good, and whoa such laws have boon passed they havo utterly re fused to obey them. They have procured tho passage of other laws, for their own benefit alone, by which they have put untold millions into their own coffers, to tho Injury of the entire commercial and industrial interests of tho country. They havo influenced legislation to suit them solves, by bribing venal legislators to betray tbo true interests of their constituents, while others havo boon kept quiet by the compliment of free passes. They have repeatedly prevented tho re-election of representatives for opposing with manly firm ness their invasions of the people’s rights. They have by false representations and sub terfuge induced tho people to subscribe funds to build roods, whoso rates, when built, are so ex orbitant that in many instances transportation by private conveyances is loss burdensome. They have procured charters by which they condemn and appropriate our lands without ade quate compensation therefor, and arrogantly claim that by virtue of those charters they aro absolutely abovo tbo control of logoi enact-' moots. They havo procured a law of Congress by which they have dispossessed hundreds of farraora of the homes that by years of toll they have built up; have induced others to mortgage tholr farms for roads never intended to bo built, and after squandering the money thus obtained, they have loft their victims to tbo moroy of courts over which tboy hold absolute sway. They have obstructed the administration of Justice by Injunctions, procured from venal udgos by legal quibbles, and appeals, from court to court, with intent to wear out or ruin tho prosecutor, openly avowing their determina tion to make it so terrible for the public to pros

ecute tbom that they will not dare to undertake it. Thoyhavo virtually mado Judges dependent on their will alone, and have procured their ap pointment for tho express purpose of reversing a decision of tho highest court of tho nation, by which millions woro gained to thorn, to tho in jury of tho holdors of tholr bonds and the break ing down of this last safeguard of American free men. Tboy havo affected to render themselves inde pendent of and superior to tho civil powor, by ordering largo bodies of hirelings to onforco thoir unlawful exactions, and havo protected thorn from punishment for any injury they might inflict upon peaceful citizens while eject ing thorn from thoir conveyances for refusing to Kmoro than tbo rato of faro prescribed by . They havo arrested and summoned from thoir homes for trial, at distant points, other citi zens for tbo same offonco of refusing to pay moro than the legal faro, putting them to as groat inqpnvonlonoo os possible, and still further evincing thoir determination to mako it too terrible for tbo pooplo to daro engage in any legal conflict with them. They havo combined together to destroy com petition; contrary to tbo expressed provisions of our Constitution audtbo spirit of our laws. They havo virtually cut off our trade with dis tant ports of tho world by tholr unjust discrimi nations, and by thoir exorbitant rates of freight, forcing upon us tho alternative of accumulating upon our hands a worthless surplus, or of giv ing three-fourths of tho prioo customers pay for our products, for thoir transportation. Under tbo false and specious prolenco of de veloping tho country, they havo obtained enor mous grants of public land from Congress, and now retard rather than develop its sottlomont, by tho high prices charged for such land. ' They havo converted tho bonds fraudulently obtained from tho Government, into a groat cor ruption fund, with which they aro enabled to bribe and control Legislatures, and subvert ovory branch of Government to thoir own base and sordid purposes. ,Tboy havo Increased the already Intolerable burden of taxation which tho pooplo have to en dure (compared with which tho toa and stamp lax, which precipitated tho war of tho revolu tion, sooiu utterly insignificant), by tho appro priation of money from tho uublfo Treasury while they havo escaped taxation themselves by evading and violating tho express provisions of In every stago of these oppressions wo havo petitioned our Legislatures for redress, in tho most humble tonus. Our repeated petitions have boon answered only by silonco, or attempts to framo that shall soom to moot our wants but that aro, In fact, only a legal snaro for courts to disagree upon, and for corporations to disobey. Nor havo wo boon wanting in attempts to ob tain redress through Congress. Wo have warned thorn from time to time of theso various and re peated onoroaohmonts upon our rights: wo havo reminded thorn of tho circumstances of our emi gration and settlement hero; wp havo appealed to them as tho administrators of a froo and im partial government, to protoot us from Ihoso en croachments. which, if continued, would inevit ably end lu tho uttor destruction of thoso liber ties for wbloh our fathers gave their livos, and tho reinstatement of privileged classes and an aristocracy of wealth worse than that from which tho War of tho Revolution freed us. Tboy. too, havo boon doaf to thovoieo of justice and of duty Wo must therefore acquiesce in tho nceosbity which compola iis to denounce thoir criminal Indifference to our wronga, nnd hold thorn ,as wo hold our Legislatures,—enemies to the producer,—to tho monopolists, friends. . wo, therefore, tho producers of this Slate, In 001 s several counties assembled, on this anniver sary of that day that gavo birth to a nation of freemen, and to a government of which, definite tho corruptions of Us officers, wo ars still so Justly proud* appealing to tho Supremo Judge of tho world for tho rectitude of our Intentions, do solemnly declare that wo will use* all lawful and peaceable moans to free ourselves from tho tyr anny of monopoly, and that wo will never cease our efforts for reform until every department of our Government given token that tho reign of licentious extravagance la over, and Something of tho purity, honesty, ami frugality with which our fathoro inaugurated it han taken place. That to this ond wo declare ourselves abso lutely free and independent of all past political oonnootious, and that wo shall rive our suffrage only to such mon for office, from tho lowest officer ia tho Btafco to tho President of tho United States, on wo have good reason to be lieve will uso their best endeavors to the pro motion of those ends; and for tho support of this declaration, with a firm reliance in Divine Providence, wo mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. The Faumbbs. ItlcDonongb County, m* Tho McDonough County Control Association of tho Patrons of Husbandry, at a mooting, Juno 8, adopted tho following resolutions : Jlctolvtd, That common senao would dictate that wo buy whore wo can buy tho cheapest, and soli whoro wo can soil tho dearest; and that all organizations based on tho principle of making tho farmer or others pay more than an article la worth will moot with our do tormlnod hostility. Jletolvcd, That wo pledge ourselves hereafter not to purchase any article of manufacture whoso owners refuse to sell to us at wholesale prices, Xetolved, That the effort now making by the Ware house and Railroad Commission, under authority of the law. to break up tho dishonest discriminations of railroad and warehouse officials, moot with our sym pathy, and wo pledge ourselves to aid them with oil' our powers. Jtoolwd, That In tho future wo Intend to take an ac tive part m selecting our county, Slato ond National officers, and that In no caso will wo support any per son for office who is not pledged to favor such meas ures os aro of general interest to tho agricultural classes. ifcaofotd, That the subject of cheap transportation for products Is ono that claims our most earnest and undivided attontloa. Wo do not sock to. control tho piopcrly of others unwarrantably, nor are vro willing that others, under the pretext of vuttd rights,aud by a partial and unjust legislation plunder us. Wo admit that tho railroads are Indispensable,—that they are as necessary for our convenience as wo are for their profit. This does not change tho fact that they are creatures of tho law, or that their rates are not extortionate. Competing lines of railroads havo been built to a great extent by tho people along tho lino of road In the hope that It would cheapen freight. Our experience Is that Instead of reducing tho rate of freight it bos Increased. The wrong must be' lighted, and there is only one alternative left. Tho creature must obey tho creator—tho railroad companies of this State must obey tho law. Wo believe that through the Legislature of tho State wo have the adequate means to redress our grievances, and regret that the law passed by tho last Legislature Is a poor fulfill ment of our expectations. Wo behove tho Legislature of the Slate has the right to fix rates of freight upon tho railroads, and wo look upon tilts as tho abort cat, best, and most equitable way to relievo tbo people of tho burden « and in carrying out tho measure wo do not indorse tbo twonty-flvo-ycar plan that our Govern or informs uo that it may bo necessary to adopt, but demand tho Immediate enforcement of tbo law, and, if necessary, the enactment of other lawa that will compel railroad companies to carry passengers and freight at rates that are not extortionate or ulscriml nato. itaoltied, That tho interests of fanners and mechan ics are too closely allied to admit of any estrangement, and wo deem it our duty to patronize home mechanics In preference to foreign ones, and would hero say that ours is not an organization for thopurposo of reducing or degrading mechanical labor, but* consider it our best interest to bestow a liberal partonago and fair and. remunerative prices on tbo mechanical skill of the country. Although wo propose to dispense with tho service of “Uiddlo-mon,” and buy direct from the manufacturer, wo full to see in what way the mechanic is to bo injured. Our experience already proves there is a material difference between tho man ufacturers’ price and that of the retail dealer. That difference being in our favor, wo have money loft to buy othor manufactured articles, thus Increasing In stead of diminishing tho demand for mechanical labor. Jtesolced , That it is tho object and determination of this order, and (as wo believe of the agricultural masses of tho entire West) to no longer tamely submit to tho extortion of tbo MonopoUnt, the wanton extravagance of public officials, tho unjust decisions of courts, oppressive laws of Legisla tures, and tho injudicious appointment of public offi cers, but (bat wo will, in every instance, assert our in alienable rights through tho medium of tho ballot, but that wo will support for official positions only those who havo identified themselves with tbo -interests of tho laboring cUum, ami «uch won-ws will support Ir respective of party affiliations, XiOTVtfItOWU, 111. Tho Lowlstown Farmers’ Club, at a meeting on tbo 7tb lust., adopted resolutions, as fol lows : Wniuncas, Tbo people of tbo State of Illinois and of tbo otbor States of tbo Union aro grievously oppressed with monopolies of various kinds, but especially from tbo railroad corporations, and no regard or respect is rendered by tbom to tbo laws of tbo country or tbo wishes of tbo people, and because such oppressions do exist and aro bearing heavily upon tbo farmers and other producing classes of society, they are therefore organizing themselves lu clubs and granges to protect themselves against ouch organizations and all such like corporations, and believing (bat wo can financially and morally benefit our condition, and at tbo samotimo benefit tbo condition of all with whom wo may asso ciate whoso interests ore In common with our own: therefore, JUeolvcd, That tbo Interest of the producers Is the interest In common of every otbor class of society ; and wo believe it to bo tbo duty of every other law abldlug citizen to unite with us m putting down auy and all organizations that have for their aim and end a selfish gratification of their own Interests at the ex pense of any or all others. Hesoh'cd, That wo, the members of tbo Farmers’ Club of Lewiston, do invite all other law abiding citizens in the township to organize (if not already organized) lu such societies as may bo for their beet interests and unite with us Ju bringing about a reform In such tilings, In. which we feel wo aro wronged—that will ho for the beat interests of society and the good of all concerned. Iteeolved, That wo recommend to our county organi zation to extend such Invitation to tbo citizens of the county; also that the State Association bo requested to consider tbo subject and to oxtoud tbo same to the citizens of tbo Btnto, that wo may not together as one man with tbo people, for tbo benefit of tbo whole. Canton, ill. The Farmers’ Club of Canton Township, Ful ton County, havo adopted tho following resolu tions : WnaiiEAS. Wo believe that cheaper transportation for tbo products of tbo West and Northwest to tbo At- Inutio seaboard lu tbo only remedy for financial relief to tbo people of tbo Mississippi Valley; therefore, bo it iffioicca. That wo heartily indorse tbo eeuUmonta expressed by a number of tho business men of tbo West before tbo Convention of Congressmen lately at*, scinblud at St. Louis, 11 that it is tbo duty of tbo Gen eral Uovornmont to no improve tbo outlet of tbo Mis sissippi hirer that navigation may bo safe sud reliable at all times,” and that other artificial facilities that aro practicable and feasible to crcuto water transportation should bo encouraged by tboOouoxal Government. Jieaolved, That wo commend tbo magnanimity of tbo 010 Commonwealth of Virginia in proposing to donate to tho General Government nil tbo work on tbo Han sbaw & Jamoa ntvor Canal lraj'rovftin«uts, amounting in tbo aggregate to somo $111,000,000, on condition that tho Government complete tho same, and urge upon Oongtess to favorably consider the same, and also tho Atlantia & Grout Western Canal, and also tbo building ofo ship canal around tho falls of tho Niagara tllvor.. Jleaolvtd, That wo boliovo these works to bo national, in thoir character and legitimately in tho power of tbo General Government to perform ; and wo respectfully askourlieprosoutativcsaud Senators in Congress to uso their influence and all honorable means to secure those objects.- Jtenolvcd, That wo believe, now moro than over, that retrenchment mid economy In needed In every depart ment of the Government, from tho highest to thu low* cat. and bolleving that tho necessaries and comforts of living arooa cheap now aa during tho last decade: therefore, bo It further Jtesolvcd, That wo believe that now la not tho tlmo to incroane the salaries of any of tho otllccrs of tho Gov ernment, and that wo demand our Roprcnental Wch and Senators in Congress use their Iniluenco and all hon orublo means to repeal tho law by which salaries of tho various oillcors of tho Government have boon Increased from 60 to 100 per cent. Jletolved, That wo look with disapprobation and dis gust upon every member of Congress, irrespective of party, who voted for tho increased salary bill, and especially those who accepted hack-pay. In a Prcaicamont« From the Omaha Herald, June 18. A gentleman who came in from Chicago, yes terday, relates a strange adventure which he witnessed, and wo glvolt to tho public, In tho hope that it servo ss a warning to people of weak nerves. About midnight tho train was quietly moving westward, and in the sleeping car all was hushed and still. Everybody had gone to bod, and most of tho good people, it is to bo presumed, woro enjoying bright dreams of that freer and better land they woro coming to, west of the Missouri, whon a slight interruption occurred and tho train stopped. Aa It waa only intended to halt n few infinites, no lights woro thrown out to tho roar, and some young follows, with an overflowing love of fun. shouted to the sleeping can—which was tho lost one on tho train— 1 n Out of that and Bavo your Uvea, a freight train is Just on to you." Only a few heard tho warning, but they came rattling out in comical disorder, and, of course, In undress. They had ouly struck tho ground when the train started to move on, and that with but little ado, for neither tho conductor nor engi neer knew anything of tho scare. Most of tho people who had left their bods so unceremoni ously wore glad to got bock, and that with tho least nossible noise about it. They wero not in a condition to stand In tho pass age-ways and dia- cubs llio circumstances of their sudden uprising. But ono man, who was loft standing by tlio track yrbon tho train moved, wan not bo lucky. Ho had waked front a Bound Bleep to take what ho considered his last ieap for life. Ho wont with out trousers or any onologv for them, and a mo ment later ho stood, naked but thankful, with nothing bat his shirt to break tho froehncßß of tbo night wind. Thun bo waa loft to contem plate that sublime sight, a train of cars moving across a prairie. Ilia clothes wore left by tho porter of tho oar at tho next elation. HOW A COUNTRY EDITOR GOT INTO THE JUBILEE. And What Mo Saw mid Hoard Thoro, From tha OgU County (III.) Orange, T t m , . , Ouioaoo, Juno 6,1873, .loat Wednesday morning, in company with a ° a y °Sr °s or °Souiftna, wo loft town by tho 0. & tiV i f ° r 10 B r cat commercial centre of the Western Continent. Everybody aboard tbo train was happy. A Jubilee had noon advertised to coiobralo tho rebuilding and resurrection of Uhlcago. and that was enough to wake np ovory- Douy. then Qlhnoro was to bo hero, a very noted Individual from Boston. A oity that S®?. , rl ® or J from hor ashes as by magic, boon bom in a day, was a tbomo ' * °j Rrandost musical conception. SukT roftd into tbo olty la thundering wUh heavy laden trains, to an extent never equalled since tho outside world sent in hor m. Qocly ttmi flnfforing after tho eventful Are. The eager sight-seers file out of tno depots, and aro soon lost among tho tower- Ing monuments and masslvo structures, which looks down from thoir dizzy heights. They gazo upward with silent admiration and wondor at tho beauty of design and ologanco of finish. To soo is to believe, and the countless thousands of upturned faces prove that tho Jovo of tbo beau tiful is stronger than tho fear of being termed gawpora ”or “ countrymen.” By Thursday morning, every hotel In tho city was full to over flowing, and oven tho great Pacific, with its acres of rooms, had to surrender, and its proprietors apologize for lack of accommodations ana “com missary.” It is estimated that 60,000 visitors aro m the olty. ovory ouo as hungry as a boar, and aWo to cat his weight In wildcats. Ho who can got a ohair to nod mis a lucky dog ; but ho who can secure a half or one-third of a bod, oven if Ula made up on tho floor, Is absolutely ‘ big injin.” This afternoon wo concluded to go and hoar tho musicians jubilate. Wo had ad vertised for tho big show, and told everybody to bo on band to enjoy tho sights and hearings at half railroad fare, for wbioh service, according to Chicago newspaper statistics aua circulars, wo wore to roooivo oomplimontorloH. Bearing ‘ that press tickets were supplied at 87 Washing ton street, wa mode for that looality,‘and finally surrounded it after on hour’s diligent coaroh. Over tho door at tho back end of a hall on tho second floor, was suspended a flag on which was printed “Jubilee Committee.” Wo walked’ straight up. stated our case, and asked for tho desired “ phenomenons.” Ono gentleman, who was making city editors happy by tho score, fold us that wo would have to furnish proof or our Identity before tickets could bo given I Things woro coming to a very serious Sass, and your correspondent a hun ted miles from homo. Tho clerk told us to go to Sam Modill, and got a vouchor for our proffered evidence. Wo expostulated with him, and told him that wo were not acquainted with that gentleman, but all to no purpose. Ho was inexorable as tho Grand Tycoon, and as do .void of sympathy as an oyster. Not wishing to bo swindled out of our just deserts, went do urn to The Tuiucne Building and asked a good natured individual if ho’d “soon Bam?” Told us to got on tho elevator, and inquire a few stories further up, which wo did, and learned that that individual had left his business iu that direction with ono of tho Bmith family, and that Smith had stopped out. Wo didn’t caro about hunting for Smith in such a town, and stated our case to another gentle man who had strong symptoms of humanity de pleted on his countenance. Ho took a card, wrote two linos on it, and signed tho nemo of “J.- W. Bheahan.” Wo pronounced that tho “deadwood,” thanked tho gentleman, and struck out ogolu for No. 87, only to find the door look ed and tho hall deserted. Wo wroto down tho committeo of arrangements a boro, and decided to go to tho Jubiloo without tickets, peaceably if wo could—forcibly if wo must. Arriving at ono of tho manyplacea of entrance to tho vast building, wo found a small * army of country editors, without passes, weary in limb, and patience exhausted, some of whom woro pronouncing epithets against tho managers, that wouldn’t look well in the Grange. One of them declared that it took a greater formula to soouro his passes, which had boon paid for fifty times over, than it did to secure au audience with tbo Pope of Homo. The only consolation wo could offer was to promise them an account of tbo pro ceedings when wocamo out. Just then, we discov ered a spruce-looking young follow by tho name of Adams, who was connected with tho office of Carpenter <t Sheldon, which wo had found closed. By way of apologizing, ho told us to climb over tbo roiling, a feat which wo performed with surprising dexterity. Adams has our thanks. After taking a view of tho inside, wo discovered tbo musicians about forty rods away. Stood still and tho crowd took us right along froo of charge to the front, without touching tho floor moro than twice. Tho artificial outside pressure was at least fourteen pounds to tho snuaro inch—iu fact, it was a jam-up crowd, wo had not long to wait till tho familiar strains of “Old Hundred” were roared from a thou sand throats, and sawed from as many strings, Gilmore standing in front and whipping the air, with his walking-stick. Then fol lowed tho orchestra, composed of a half-acre of violin players, two or throe wagon loads of horns, ana twenty-four double bassos, tho com bined growling of which would have frightened a menagerie out of its wits. Each piece was done up with precision, and drow forth an ap plause that was by no means tbo poorest part of the performance. Boßeriot’s 7th Air, by Ar buoklo, a cornet solo, was the crowning piooo of tho afternoon, and had the effect of calling him out the second time, when ho gave us tho Last Roao of Summer. There la stud to bo only ono man who can beat him —iu a horn. Tho picco was certainly worth tho price of admission. Thoro wore about 80,000 peo ple iu tho audience, and as many moro who couldn’t got in for look of room. Moro tickets wore sold to-day than woro through tho entire Jubiloo at Boston, after a year of persistent ad vertising. Opinions as to tbo morits'of tbo concert woro &a varied as expressions regarding tho Northwest passage. Wo enjoyed it. Au old gentleman be side us said he’d rather hoar his son Jerry play tho Arkansas Traveler than all thoir folderol put together. A young lady thought thoir Fresuy toriau choir made as good music ovory Suu day. But tbo storms of applause and encores demonstrated that tho majority woro pleased. Taken strictly as a musical entertainment, and it might be called a failure, but as a contributor, or part of the programme to celebrate tbo re building of the city, it was a grand success. Those vrhu hadn't au ear fur luuaio 'went array partially satisfied, that they hod seen Gilmore, After tho afternoon's programme wo called at 87 again, and tho Shoahnu Card brought forth a ticket for each entertainment. After all said and dono, Chicago is a big place. There is no city in the world that would have, accomplished what olio has dono, after so serious a disaster, in so short a time. LaSalle street, but a little more than a year ago a confused mass of rub bish and ruin, now contains more wealth than did tho entire City of London at the time of her groat fire. Tho child lives who will soo Chicago a hundred mlloo in circumference. But wo don't care about living there. Wo had rather stay In Ogle County till tho city gets here. We had an introduction to OUmoro and invited him to hold his next Jubilee in Oregon. Ho promised to take the matter under advisement. \Y. A Little Sum In Arithmetic* Tho Hebrew Educational Society of Now Orleans has boon tho scene of a very rare, if not wholly unexampled, performance in arith metic. Tho problem wna to multiply oby 9, and 81 by 81. aud so on, using each succeeding pro duct us its own multiplier until the operation should bo performed nino times. How stupen dous and discouraging tho work becomes after a few slops are' taken in the process, auy ono will ilnd who makes tho trial. For several years a handsome premium had boon offered tho patron of tho school Just named for tho pupil who should first succeed in accomplishing this feat of mul tiplication. At last tho tusk was completed, and tho prize, a splendid silk dross, wou by Miss Bai lie 13. Balomou, slater of Mrs. A. Dalshoimor, after a patient labor of throo months. The work comprises 283 numeral compouuda and 00,000 figures, aud tho whole covers four or flvo square yards of paper. It is deserving of remark, in ibis connection, that boys have made *lesa pro gress and shown loss perseverance in working at this problem than tho girls. Fotatoiingii Fromihc llaraboo (Wh.) Revublio, These poets are againmaklng their appearance Jn overwhelming numbers; and promise to bo oven more effectual than heretofore in cleaning out tbd potato crop in tills vicinity. They ap pear to ait around watching until a potato vino makes its appearance above ground, when they “go for it" with Uio tenacity of « half-starved wolf. It is said that the Chinese are very foud ii shortcake, and wo don’t boo why a live Arm In this place should not make a fair compensation from tho busiuoHs of making po tato-bug pics aud shipping them to tho above named worthies. Of course tho homo market would bo of a weak nature on tho ntart, but thoro would bo a good demand after people “got the hong of them. 1 ’ But as it is not at all likoly that many of them will bo consumed for that purpose this soaHou, wo give tho following receipt, practiced by Solomon Bellows last season, and the only ono which bos proved quite suflloiout iu fully ex terminating them : Take a long Joint of stovo piping and stand it up iu tho oontro of your po tato natch, then take a throo-pint basin in your hand and start out and gather it about half full of huge, wbioh you will pour Into this pipe, and immediately go to the honso and got a Kottlo of boiling water and pour Into tbo pipe also, lotting it stand until next morning, wbon you will find to your joy. that they havo all perished. Keep repeating thin dose at proper IntervalH.during vno BeoßOii until yon have dug your potatoes, then pllo tbo vinos up iu throe stacks and bum them, and wo guarantee that you will not be troubled again that season. ALBERT EDWARD. Pranks o£ tho Prlnco of Wales. London (Mag 37) Corrapoiulmce of the Acid York i . World. It is » harsh, disagreeable, and ungracious thing to say. but It la a faot that the Friuco of J lllß / boon doing bis best, or his worst, to injuro himself iu tho estimation of those who are most anxious to respect him and to preserve the monarchy. I state it milrtlv whonlsajthaUlooliag at totoZ a,Lyiuo» ?T P 01 ' 1 '? 1 , disgust prevails not pnly In tha stricter religious circles of the Mngom. but oven to tho clubs and tho ootorloa of fashionable uo cioty, to oonaoqaonco of tho rocout dolnim of tho Prlnco, Bfncotho Jut of May, as a3 tho world knows, this weak and foolish young man nos boon enjoying an almost endless round of festivities at Vienna, Peath, and Berlin. It was remarked with chagrin that during those fetes he acted moro liko a frivolous pleasure-seeker, to whom some now delight was a daily, almost an hourly, necessity, than as tv serious and sober-minded Friuco, hoir to a groat destiny. And it was remarked, with something more than chagrin, that so devoted was ho to pleasure that no could uot rest on Suuday, hut employed tho hours of that day in amusomonts which, to tbo average English and Scotch mind, aro at host put tolerable on week-days, and absolutely In tolerable on Sundays. Little was openly said about this, however—the newspapers “burked” most of tho dispatches that told indiscreet tales —and what happens in Austria need uot bo gen erally known in England. But on last Sunday morningtho Frinco arrived in Paris, on his way homo. The Derby is to bo run to-morrow, and, of courso, tho Friuco would not miss that. Now. what happens in .faria is almost as if it hap pened m London. Tho two cities aro only eleven hours apart; and Paris la always full of English peoplo aud of London newspaper correspondents. Now, when tho Frinco arrived there on Sunday morning, after three weeks of endless junketing, ono might havo expected that ho would have been clad of a little quiet, and would bavo boon willing to respect—out wardly at least—tho sanctity which'attaches in tho English oyoa to tbo day of root. Far from it. Almost immediately after his arrival at tho Hotel Bristol—ho had traveled all night—ho drove out to tho Bols do Boulogne, and break fasted at tho famous Cafo do la Cascade, a house near tho roco-couroo, aud tho resort of the cromo do la cromo of fashionable Paris society, Tho breakfast was a “ stunning” ono, and took Up much time; returning lato to his hotel ho re ceived Lord Lyons, who dined with him; and thon. as a nico way of spending a quiet Sunday evening, this future head of tho English Church wont to tho “ Variotca ” Theatre, where that re fined and elegant play, “La Youvo do Malabar,” Was performed. Ilia first act‘on Monday morning was again to drlvo. to tho Boia de Boulogne, aud after dinner ho agaiu wont to tlio theatre,—this .time to the Palais Royal, tho ebanto homo of opora bouffo. Tho revolution at Versailles had oo currod on tho evening before his arrival at Paris, Tho event was of tho utmost political impor tance, not only to Franco, but to all Europe. Ono would havo thought that tho study of this event aud of its probable sequences would havo engrossed tho mind of tho Frinco. But ho was too busy in tho Bois, at tho cafo. and at tho the atres to give any thought to politics. Ho raado no visit to either tho new President or tho de posed ono, and to-night ho arrived homo In time for tho Derby to-morrow. I can scarcely give you an adequate idea of the disgust aud anger all this oxcitca iu the very quarters whoro “loyalty” is most fervent. Curiously enough, : no publicity would havo boon given to tho nows of tho Prince’s doings iu Paris but for an acci dent. It would havo boon known, all the samo, but it would have remained ono of tho things that every one talks about but which do not “got into tho papers,” All the London dailies, without exception, aro iu tho habit of suppressing much moro news than they publish about certain peoplo. It is “ bad form” to pub lish anything that reflects discredit ou any mem ber of tho royal family, for instance; and tho “ suppressed ” dispatches and letters of any of tho dailies would forma very interesting volume. In this instance, all tho journals received a dis patch concerning tho exploits of His Royal High ness in Paris, aud they all—with ono exception —discreetly burked it, A junior sub-odiior happened to bo alone on duty in tbo ofilco of ono of tbo papers. Ho bad not been fully informed of tbo rules; ho naturally thought it was his duty to got as much news as -possible in his paper, when tho Paris dispatch camo ho order ed a display head for it, ana to tho horror of ids superiors tho fatal nows appeared this morning in big typo. Thus tbo scandal could no longer bo kept Suioc; tho clubs to-night nro buzzing with it, no SI. P. has avowed his intention of asking in Parliament if “ tho disgraceful nows”botmo, aud tho Republicans aro chuckling over tho thought that Albert Edward has so soon aud so completely destroyed all tho popularity which bo regained during his illness and immediately after his recovery. SHORT-HORNS. Sale at Bamboo* ‘Wis» From the Bamboo (U’te.) Republic, June 11. Maj. Williams’ aalo or short-horns, of the Elmwood herd, took place &a advertised 03 Wednesday last, Juno 4, at his farm near Bara* boo. The attendance of persona who were prea* out to purchnao waa but small, though of spec* tatora to the aalo and “ inspectors” of the stock there waa no lack. Mai. Williams baa furnished us the following record of Bales, which will be of intoreat to our readers : COWS AND ITKTFF.nS. No. 2. Eight years old. David Owen, Caledonia, Columbia County, SVis., SIOO. No. 3. Bovcn years old. A. A. Arnold, GalesviUc, Trcrapoleau County, Wla., $l7O. No. 4. Three years old. David Owen. Caledonia. Wla., $250. Ko, 5. Threo yftara ol«l. A. A, Arnold, QaJcavillo, Wio., sll6. Ko. C. Yearling, County. Wlb,, $125. Ko. 7. Quo yuar-old, D. Bncbanan, lUo, Colombia County, TVlo., $125. Ko. 8. Four mouth, old. P. W. Kimball, Waltham, Minn.,sllo. ’ ' D. Buchanan, Bio, Columbia No. 9. Blx years old. D. Buchanan, Bio, Win., flic. No. 10. Eight yonra old, Thomas Sanderson, LotlL Columbia County, Wia.. $l3O. No. 11. Four years old and bolfor calf, J. W. Terr. GaloavillO, Wis., SIBO. No. 12. Three years old and heifer calf. H. IL Potter, Bamboo, Wlb., $193. No, 13. One year old. F. W. Kimball, Waltham, Minn, $125. - No. 14. One year old, John T. Clark, Boxbury, Bauo County, Wid., $l3O. BULLS, No, I. Six years old. J, Squires, Sumpter, Sauk County, Wis., SIOO. No. 2. Tiro years old. J. W. Torr, Oalasvillo, Win,, $193. No. 3, Ono vo»r old. W. Chambers, Ashton, Dans County, Wis., #OS. No. 4. One year old, D. Buchanan, Bio, Win., $123. No. 5. Ono year old. L. N. Fish, Bsodahurg, Sank County, Wis., $95. No. 0. Ono year old. F, W. Kimball, Waltham, Miuu., SICS. * Wo. wish now to call (ho attention of tho farmers of Sauk and adjoining counties to Iho record of another ealo of short-horns which took place at Abingdon, ID., on the 28th of May last, and to moke a comparison of tho slock sold ami tho prices obtained at tho two sales. Tho Abing don sale was a “woortlng-out” sale, the pronric ior of tho herd (Mrs. E. Hymn) reserving about 60 head, Including all her choico animals. Tim stock was quite thin, tho femalo portion having been wintered without shelter. There wore f>3 animals disposed of in a 11,—39 cows and calves, and 17 bulls and bull-calves, the former averag ing $237 per head, tho latter $163 per hood, tho total amounting to $11,461; tho lowest price paid for any ono animal being SCO, the highest $720. At the Daraboo sale 10 head wore disposed of, at a total of $2,056, averaging $130.76 per hood, —about half what they ought to have brought. It should bo borne in mind that all tho otock offered at Maj. Williams’ sale wore puro-bved animals, which had boon most carefully tomloti and sheltered during their whole lives, and wore all in splendid condition at tho iimo of tho salo, and that it was hi no sense a weodiug-out of in ferior animals, tho list including a number hero* tofore reserved from solo,

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