Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 23, 1876, Page 3

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 23, 1876 Page 3
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PASTIMES. Exhibition Game Between the White Stockings and Franklins. Programme of Coming Western Championship Contests. U« July Bounin; and Trotting Meet- lags at Dexter Park. Acini in Chicago of Budd Debit and Mb Stable of Flyers Xam, Allen and Joe Goss Expect to Pool the Americana. base ball. WHITE STOOKIKOS VS. nuKEU3ff. Hie first appearance of the White Stocking line against an organized club was in yester day's game with the Franklin Club, of this city, perhaps the strongest amateur organization in the State. The attendance was good, consider ing the inequality in me teams and the extreme Improbability of a cloeo game. Among other old-time base ball enthusiasts to be seen in the stand wore the following: Walter Williams, Ed O'Brien, Walter, Charley,. Al, and Dick Bough, William and Henry Petillon, Billy Barner (tbe pedestrian), George Cleve land. Lucius Howland, Gcn. O. H. Smith, Dick Stearns, Norman T. Cassette, Charley Hilton, Brewster (the hatter), Courtney Campbell, Bart lett, Frank Wentworth. Billy Hayden, Charley Hunt, James Barrel!, Izzy Jacobs, Godfrey Harris, Jake Smith, Fred Erby (originator of correct and nobby stylos), Billy Wolff, Joe Mackin, Harry Everhardfc (tbe Bishop), Admiral Billy Lyon, Billy Olcott, Beverly B. Chambers (ex-resident of the £xcelsiora),Frank Parmelee, Jr., Billy Manning, Charley and Billy Dean. Al He Brim, Johnny Healey, Charley Clayton, Gcorgo Griggs. Col. J. IL Flanigan (Cincinnati), Frank Nichols, George Sard, Jake Richards, Aid. Tom Foley. Lawrence Beardsloe, Henry Newton. Dump Rhines, Tod Cowles, Joe Snow, Josh Brock, Dr. James G. Brown, N. E. Swaithout, Billy Murray, Charley Wheeler, Moso Weinstein, Lip Davidson, Frank Bapg, Billy Emerson, Asa Swift, Col. John Kemble, Sam Powell, Prof. Billy Rico, J. Appleton Wilson. Frank Boemis, C. H. Shaver, Billy Smith, Billy Ogden, Ed Mark ham, Hobe Ogden, and Jake Wolford. The professionals appeared to rather better advan- tagethan on the previous day, and the addition of a dark-bine tie to each man's uniform relieved the i monotony of clear white, and gave a very pretty - effect. The confusion bkely to arise from similarly ; colored caps been removed by the introduction of a green one, which has been mounted on Peters, and becomes him welL The Club dress is now the tastiest and neatest in the whole list, and there is no doubt that the men will wore heartily to add to their equipment the only thing it lacks —the whip pennant for I6TC. Yesterday's game was chiefly notable for the hard bitting of the profession als, which was well matched by fine, close, active field lug. Anson appears from the score to be an excep tion. bnt his overthrows were excnsable ones, and would hardly have occurred in a big game. Barnes did some excellent work in the field, and Peters re sembled nothing so much as a sparrow in search of worms; the loiter is to be credited with a wonderful exteh off Beid's bat in the third inning. The char acter of the infield work may be judged by the fact that double plays were made in the second, third, fifth, and seventh innings. The flrst was by Peters, Barnes, and McVey. the second by Barnes and McVey. the third (and Che finest of the lot) by petera and McVey. and the la*t by Hines and Barnes. The professional outfield was attended to without an error by the regu lar players. Glenn appearing for the first tirne in the cine. The cost work for the Franklins was done by Eanley, Gillen, and O’Longhlin, the first-named play ing a very fine game, Quinn and Bcid also pat In tome very fine work, though the latter scored more errors than he was called on for. The game is, of coarse, unworthy to bo detailed in foil, and all neces. sary information can be learned from TUB SOOBE. csxcioo. RBPAE tbahszjw. bbpae lllll Quinn. c. I*l 111 Anion, 3 b.... 2 16 3* Heed, 2b...„. 01266 McVey, 1b.... 3 316 0 0 Ward, r. f C 2 2 0 1 Rian. c./.... S 3 S 1 0 o’Loughlin.Lf I C 2 1 0 SpaMiOf, p... 2 3 13 1 Woodlock, c. £ 0 (I Q 0 1 hteliufci. T.f... 6 4 10 0 Turner,*. »... 0 2 3 13 White, 4 4 9 3 1 Hanley, 1 b.... 0 014 V 0 Petm, l. •.... 6 14 6 1 Manning, Sb.. 3 1 J 1 I Glean, 1.1 3 6 1 0 C Gmon,p-....;. 0 0 1 2 I Total &3645 a 7 Total 3 ~7h>7 12 U foofaga- 1234567* 9 Chicag0............ 1 5 3 010 I I 1 7-a franklin.... 0 O 0 1 0 TO I (•} Total bates oa hiU—Chicago, 30; Franklin, 7. I’asied baUs—Qainß, 2. ' Wild pitches—UUlfln, 5. Jinplra—Jame« Wood. It is to be understood, of course, that the Franklins •eceived the usual odds from tbo professionals—viz., fire outs in each inning. The veteran Jimmy Wood filled the position of umpire satisfactorily, and inter prets! the new rules concerning strikes and balls ex cellently well. The only fault found with him was by a captious franklin, who declared that on one occa sion he got so mixed up that be scratched his wooden leg in despair. Tins, however, is an unwarranted and unproved assertion. OPENING OP THE WESTERN SEASON. The White blockings leave to-morrow evening for Louisville, where they open the Western professional season in games with the new Louisville Club. The first game will be played Tuesday afternoon and the second Thursday. Friday the Club goes from Louis ville to Cincinnati, and will play the now Bed Stocking Club of the latter city Saturday of this week ana Wed nesday of next, in the interim they will take a trip up to Columbus and play the semi-professional nine ' of that city. The Brown Stockings of St. Louis leave for Cincin nati Monday, and will open the season in the City of Pork, playing games Tuesday and Thursday of this week. They go to Louisville when the Chicago* leave, md play two games there when the Chicagoa and Cin danatis are at work. rrom Cincinnati the Chicago* go to St. Louis, and play two games there. May 4 and 6, while the Louis- TlUcs are playing in Cincinnati. After the White Stockings return to Chicago, the following games will be jilayed : May 9 and 11.—Chicago vg. Cincinnati, at Chicago; Louisville vs. St. Louis, at St. Louis. May 13 and 16.—Chicago v*. Louisville, at Chicago; Cincinnati vs. St. Louis, at St. Louis. May 18 and 20.—Chicago vs. St. Louis, at Chicago; Cincinnati vs. Louisville, at Louisville. The Chicagoa will take with them their fall team of twelve men, though, if Glenn is well enough to play, two will have to lay off besides Cone. A considerable number of Chicago gentlemen will accompany the Club, and certain others will go down to St. Louis when the Club Is to play there. Some of them have vivid remembrance of moneys lost in betting on Z»t- Uein*B White Stockings, and they think they see how 0 get it back. Maybe they do; and then ■ hOSTONS—ATHLETICS. fiptcmt Dupate/t to The Chicago Tribune FBiXAnm,rH2A, April 22,—The first game of the championship series between the Boston Club, of Boston, and the Athletic Club, of this city, was played hero to-day, and resulted in a victory for the Bostons by a score of 6 to 5. THE BOSTONS. The Boston Glebe haa tho following opinion of Mo* filniey: Further observation etrenirthena our belief In McGlnley'e unfitness for tho position of catcher. It is in the most friendly spirit possible toward him and the Club that it is aaiu. but still it must be said, and the sooner tbs managers recognize the fact the better. The position of catcher is so important that It should be filled by a man whom experience has proved to be tveiy way trustworthy. While McGinley Is a good player as good players go, no one who knows anything of the game would bet a dollar on the Bostons in a fame with any one of the hist-class League clubs while he remains behind the bat. A sin* Ele" passed ball or mulled foul, or a wild throw to second base, may determine many an important contest. . . . John F. Morrill has been engaged to play with the Bostuns this year. He pkyed with the Lowells (amateurs) last year, and bo* lore that with the Stars of this city, fie is 21 years aid, bom in Boston, weighs 155 pounds, and measures ‘ I feet U inches. He a very good player, and will be * valuable man. Indeed, if one may judge from hia {<by of last Thursday behind tho bat. he is a better catcher than McGinley. It is not improbable that tho “OldMan*may have a change of positions in pros pect, as the strengthening of me nine must of course ■ be looked to rather that any personal considerations. NOTES. The Graphic Company have just'finished for the Chicago Club a fine lithograph of its players, grouped tround a typical ball-ground. The Mutual Club bare engaged Fred Treaty, once of Chicago, to play field for them this year.. He is a good tne when he wants to be, and subject to tbe somo gen* *ral trouble as Mathews of the same t****). , The base-ball dub-house is being rapidly fitted up for occupancy, and will be ready by or before the dab returns from its trip. The furniture and other fitting -®P the establishment will bo of the finest, and the membership of the dub of tbe best. President Hul oert has charge of the membership of the club, and is disposing of many tickets. By the day of Deamg a large proportion of the lovers of the game « Chicago will be enrolled, “ THE TURF. THE PEI TEH FAKE MEETING. Col, Mansur has arranged hie programme of j*cea and purses lor both the July meetings at titer Park, and has generally done much bet •er than eVer before in tbe apportionment of honey and selection of classes; he baa improv « oa the division of monev in that be has given "tot, or running meeting, $3,500 instead of re,<oo, which it had last year. There was last i«»r considerable gmmbiinE, and not altogether lamented, becanse.the trotters took «U the hie fW*! this year there should be no such gram- SOTES. Wing. The addition of the pacing race was also a wise move, and it is safe to prophesy that it will ,be one of the best attractions in the first meeting. It ought to draw a larger field than any other race. Following is the pro* gramme for the first meeting commencing June 80; SUtST SAT, FRIDAY, JU3B SO. No. l—Running; dash; all ages; purses of $l5O and SSO. Ko. 2—Trotting: 2:27 class; purses of SG2S, S3OO, <2OO, $135. No.3—Banning; stake race for 3-year-olds; mile and repeat; entrance, S3O; S3OO added; second horse to receive $100; p. p. SECOND DAT, SATURDAY, JULY 1. No. 4 —Running; dash of 3 miles; foxtail ages; purse* of S3OO and SIOO. No.s—Pacing; free for all; panto of $500,5250, $l5O, SIOO. No. 6—Running; mils beats; three in fire, for all ages; $330, $l5O, SIOO. THIRD DAT, MONDAY, JULY 3. No. 7—Running; three-fourths of a mile dash; for 2-year-ol03; s23entrance, (ISO added; second horse to receive SSO; p. p. No. B—Running; mils and repeat, for all ages; pnnea of $250 end 1150. No. 9—Trotting; free to all under saddle; entries most have no record, either to harness or wagon (time made under saddle is no bar in any other kind of race); purses of (500, $250, $l5O, sioo. No.lu—Running; dash of miles for all ages; purses of $l5O and SSO. POUTER DAY, TUESDAY, JULY 4. "N*o. ll—Banning; stateneefor 3-year olds: dash of miles;ssoentrance, S3OO added; second bona to receive $100; p. p. Ko. 12—Banning; 1 miles and repeat; for all ages; pones of $l5O and $l5O. Ko. 13—Trotting ; 2:21 class: purses of SI,OOO. SSOO, S3OO, S2OO. Ko. 11.—Running; consolation parse for all horses that have run and not won daring the meeting; mile and repeat; $125 to brat, $35 to second. Horses that have been beaten once allowed 7 pounds; horses beat en twice, 10 pounds; hones beaten three times, four teen pounds. Following is the programme for the second meeting, commencing July 13: FIRST DAY, TUESDAY. JULY IS. No. I—Trotting: 2;40 class; pursea of JC2S, $300; S2OO, $125. No. 2—Running: tails heats; 3 in 6; all sgea; purses, $350, $l5O, |IOO, _ No. 3—2:20 class; purses of SI,OOO, SSOO, S3OO, S2OO. SECOND DiX WEDNESDAY, JULY 19. No. 4—Trotting; 3-minuto class; purses of s£2u, S3O i, S2OO, $125. No. 6—Running; mil® and repeat; stake race for 3-year-olds; SSO entrance; S3OO added; second horse to receive $100; p. p. . __ No. 6—Trotting; 2.*23 class; purses of SI,OOO, &»00, S3OO, S2OO. THIRD DAY. THURSDAY, JURY 20. No. 7—Trotting; 2:35 class ; parses of SC2S, S3OO, S2OO. $125. No. ft—Running; 2-mile dash; -all ages; purses of $350, $l5O. No. 9 —Trotting; 2ri7 class ; purses of $760, $350, $350, $l5O. FOURTH DAY, FRIDAY, JULY 21. No. 10—Trotting; 2:30 class; purses of $625, S3OO, S2OO, $125. No. 11—Banning; 2 miles and repeat; purses of $450, $l5O. No. 12—Trotting; free for all: purses of $1,250, S6OO. $400. 5250. This makes the total of parses for tbs second mect- log of $15,000, and for both meetings $22,500, against $22,000 last year, or a gain of $1,500. The stake races will dose June I, but the time when other entries will dose Las not been announced. All the racing will be governed as to weights and other matters by the Lexington revised rules of I»7G ; the trotting by the roles of the National Turf Congress. Season tickets to the Park will be placed at the some figures as the former years—s4o, $25, and S2O. CUPP DOUBLE and his string of trotters arrived from California yes terday, and are stopping over at Dexter i*ark for a lit tle rest before proceeding to Philadelphia, where Badd is expected to arrive this week. Following Is ,tho company which the veteran trainer bos brought over the slope to make the bi« circuit. Goldsmith Mold, looking well and ready for any thing. though she will probably not get much race work this year. Abe Edgmgton, a new contestant for Eastern hon ors. this being his flrst appearance this side. He Is dapple gray, with a record of 2:20. It will be remem bered that he beat the phenomenon Defiance last win ter in Son Francisco, when the stakes were $5,000 s side. The bsy mare Clementine, formerly owned by Graves k Loomis, of this city; her record is 2:21. Elia Wright, a hay mare with a record ‘of 2:24# ; Young Volunteer, no record, but said to be fast; and the celebrated stallion Sam Purdy, with a record of 3:23. Doble hfls also is his party Daniels’ Springbok and Baldwin's Grinstead, the flyers who went to the West to win the big parse for 4-milers. THE SEW OULE.VKS UACEB. Nsw Oblxass, April 22.—At the Louisiana Jockey Club Spring meeting, sixth and last day, the attend ance was very large, weather clear and warm, and track bard. The first race, the Fortuns stakes, for S-year-olds, $23 entrance, S7OO added, mile and a half, was won by Harry Hill by three lengths, Osseo second. Southern Express third. Time, 2:42#. In the pool on the track, Harry Hill sold at $100; the field, $26. The second race for beaten horses, 1 mile, purse S3OO, was won by Survivor by a length, Enlister sec ond, Foss Baoadnox third. Time, 1:41#. In the pool on the track. Survivor sold at $350, Ea- Ustersl7o, and Broadnax SSO. In the third,race, four mile-beats, all ages, purse $1,200, was won by Sam Harper, distancing Falmouth in the first beat. Time, 7:42. In the pools Harper sold at sllO, Falmouth $lO. A 50-MILB bace. Sur Feakczeco. April 22.—Ne1l Howry and J. P. Smith rode a 50-mile mustang race at the Cay Dis trict track to-day, the former winning in two hours and eight minutes. Howry will ride a 100-mila race at the Centennial, NOTES. Mr. 0. Woodworth, of Bloomington, has purchased the thoroughbred stallion Idaho, by Kentucky. Lady Turpin and the remainder of the stable of S. A Browne, of Grand Eapids, will be trained at Kala mazoo. The Livingstone County Horse Association will hold its annual meeting at Howell, Mich., May 31, June 1 and 2; $3,500 will be hung up, Alroy, by Almont out of Emma Klnkesd, by Con script, has been sold by Gen. W. T. Withers to Charles M. Smith. Treasurer of the Earl Park Association, Eorlville, DL Alroy is now 2 years old, and brought SI,OOO. The management of the Kalamazoo, Mich., Driving Pork have decided on the following programme: First Day, June C —3:oo class and a 2:30 class. Second Day—2:44 aud 2:26 classes. Third Day—2:so and 2:34 classes. Fourth Day—2:4o and 2:22 desses. All are for a purse of SBOO, except the 2:22, which is of $1,200; KtfO to first, $350 to second, S2OO to third. It was de cided to give this race In place of a free-for-all, is it would likely have more starters. THE RIFLE CHICAGO CLUB SHOOT, Members of the Chicago Rifle Club mot yes terday afternoon to shoot for a revolver present ed by George Beuttenmuller. The shooting com menced at 1:30 p. zn. at the Sooth Park Range. Distance, 250 yards off-hand. An equal number of all present took part on each side. The team making the highest aggregate score to shoot three additional shots each, tho one making the best score to take tbe revolver. The shooting was of the most exciting character, Mr. Burn ham’s team winning by only one point. In shooting off Mr. S. IV. Burnham made tho best score, thereby winning a very beautiful prize. Next Saturday there will be two prizes, aud it is ex pected the members will be present without further notice. Below is the complete score, 250 yards, off hand : .4 34433343 4 35 .4 3 4 4 3 4 4 0 4 5 35 .3 333435343 34 8. W. Burnham., Walter Buruham, W. R. Alien D. B. Fisk, ...4 304342344 31 ...3 444333340 31 ...3 420234443 £9 George Beuttenmuller, B. L. Kourse 395 .4 344435445 40 .4 442442434 35 .4 43043464 4 415 .3 024404545 31 .3 324232424 23 .3 40332440 2 25 J. Ai Shaffer S. E. Bliss H. O. Howe O. C. Blackmer...., •t. IV. Roberts...... fl. W. S. Cleveland. S. W, Burnham.. W.B. Allen George Beuttenmuller. D. B. Fisk if. F. Nauru© Walter Burnham COMING AGAIN, Be?ide all the Centennial tournament matches and the libe, the American team bos on baud another con test with the Irish riflemen who were defeated at Creedmoor and Dollymount in ISM and 1576. The team from the Green Isle will not accept the verdict of two matches and want another shy at the Yankees. They will be accommodated, and the match will he shot as soon as possible after the conclusion of the tournament TH£ RING. ETTOSVT.S OF A FRAUD. There is just now an attempted revival of the brutal and unlawful so-called “sport** of prize fighting, and the premonitions are seen on every band; hue chiefly, perhaps, in Sc. Louis, where the bruisers do most congregate jo the West. Tho papers of tho Bridge City are full of ac counts of efforts to promote the battering up of one Tom Allen by one Govs, and in this business the most prominent and respectable names to be met with are Barry Hill, Joe Cobftrn, and the' like. To educate the Chicago mmd up to tho pitch of appreciating the nearlv-forgotteu brutality the managers of a variety show have allowed Alien to pretend to spar on their stace with a mac who goes under the name of Mike Hadden. The Ep&rring is the feeblest possible effort, and a better exhibition can be mode in the gymnasium by half the amateurs in the city. It should moreover be said for the protec tion of the Chicago public, as well as the people of other places, that the man who goes through the mo tions Of spamng with Allen is not Mike Madden at ail, bat a in Allen’s St. Louis saloon, who trar THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 1876—SIXTEEN PAGES. ela around with hi* employer to gall the public. Mike Madden, the English middle-weight, has been dead about two years, having thrown up the sponge to Death in London. Ha was, moreover, by no means so heavy or large a man as Allen’s bar keeper, but was a man of some science, which the present individual is not. The man who announces Allen’s competitor as “Mike Madden, Champion of London,” tells an Inexcusable untruth every evening. Tnere Is a plan on foot to make some money out of the gullible public on false pretenses by Allan aud Goss, which should be exposed. Before Goss left England be announced that he Intend ed •to meet and fight Alien In America. Pursuant to this declaration, he has been correspond ing with Barney Aaron, of this city, and Friday the Utter received a telegram authorizing him to mate a match with Allen. The word has now gone out that the match will be fought as above, but the kernel of truth in the matter is that no match will be had between the two men, and there it no intention (o make any in a bona fide way. The plan is to get as much free advertising as possible, and then drop the whole thing. It la ex ?»cted that a pretty good thing can be made in New ork and the East by Goss and some second-rate, while Allen and bis oartender travel through the West and as far East*os Pittsburg to pick up tbs money of men who think they are looking at real fighters. It is a good scheme, but it won’t work. has very greatly improved since the new man agement took charge, and is now tbe leading authority of the country in kennel matters. Perhaps it gives up rather too groat a propor tion of its space to dogs, but of that its patrons are beat judges. If it were as full as to other branches of sport it would be the bast paper of its class in America. • BOOABDCS, some time ago. offered to. pat up bis medal won in England, and carrying the “ championship of the world " inscription. If any ono cared to maso a match for it,-and now comes one Dr. Bower Talbot and accepts after ft fashion. William Qwynne Price, of Logan County, Hi., also accepts the offer of Capt. Bogardus to shoot for the champion gold mcclal won by the Captain in England. W. G. Price is a British subject, boriuin Wales, and therefore claims,the right to shoot as an Englishman, although he has left the old country a long lime. The match.to come off with in 200 miles of Chicago, la one or two months; if be yond that distance reasonable traveling expenses to be allowed. The managers of the Chrislol-Heygvter wrestling match have secared the new Chicago Theatre foi Tuesday evening, and the match will be wrestled there. The men seem to be very unequally matched in size, the German, Heygster, being 54 inches iu breast measure, with a weight of 254 pounds, while his opponent weighs only about 150 pounds, and measures about 43# inches around the brcasL It would seem as if it would require a pretty large man to tip ITevgster over if he were asleep, and no small man could rod him on his back if he were lying down. It is fair to anticipate for Tuesday evening a long and possibly exciting contest. Tbe Talc of die Wild Trapper of Use It was hd in a saloon on West Van fiureo street. Ho was & gaunt young man, whoso face hadn’t been washed for two months, and who wore his hair long behind. He waa attired in a slouch hat, buckskin breeches, a red flannel shirt opes at the neck, and a rough coat. Ho had four re volvers and a big knife in his bolt. When four dry-goods clerks came in in a group and ordered 1 some beer, the flrst dry-goods clerk said to the bar-beeper: ** Say, John, who’s that cuss over yonder ?" ‘‘That,” said the saloon-keeper, dropping bis voice to an awe-struck wbiauor. “that is Huffier Ben. the Wild Trapper of the Great Plains. Ask him to drink. Perhaps bo will.” The first dry-goods cler.k did so, and the“ Wild Trapper replied : “Wall, stranger, seem’as it’s you. 1 will jnst take some fire-water. As I heerd Old Bod Tail sav to Spotted Cloud, ‘ It’s a xnightly long time between drinks.* Here’s to ns,” and be engulfed a dose of whisky. “You are,” *aid the first drv-gooda clerk, “connected with the trapper business?” “In the sc&tp and grizzly line,” said the sec ond dry-goods clerk. "Your reminiscences of a personal character, I doubt not, would bo exciting and interesting,” said the third dry-goods clerk. “Truth is stranger• than fiction. Take something ?” said the fourth dry-goods clerk. “ Wall, no,” said the trapper, “ I never drink when I’m off the war-trail. Ic kinder makes me ugly, yer see, and I’m apt to dror my cutlery- I killed seven men up to St. Jo, Wczzonri, onst, seven men that 1 was talking to as friendly as 1 moat bo to you, but 1 sorter got riled wall, gimme some more whisky.” “ Your hand.” said one of the dry-goods clerks, “baa often been stained with human blood ?” •• Stranger, eho bev. The fust time you come up and see me at mj wicsiup in Mootanar—sec ond lodge on tbe right beyond the Yellowstone River, and be Bure yon turn to the left up by the big boulders 300 miles this side—ask any lojin, and tell him yer want to see BuETler Bon, and ef be don’t scalp. yer La'll show yer the road plum straight. I’ii show yer old Bull’s-Eye, my rifle. She's old Eaiotuak stack (likewise the barrel) and is 16 feet Ions;, and whenever I wipe out a white man I make a notch on the barrel, and there’s notches all the way up one side and 9 foot down the other. I went up to see your graveyards at Cavalry aud Greeceland. They’re a good deal like mv private graveyards, more posies aud statutes, and so on, though they ain’t so spa cious. Now, jist about three months ago X turned looao in a bar-room down to Lafayette, Arkansaw, and the Coroner was kept busy for three days after attending to seven inquests. And this was just because a dura skunk stood np at the bar and improved his mind with my conversation, and never asked me if 1 would take ” (Here one of the dry-goods clerks cangbt Buff rler Ben’s eve, and he stammered oat an invitation to All her up again. Mr. Buff’Jer Ben irrigated himself, and in reply to a question concerning bis eolation of the Indian question, said) : “ Injins! Wall, no; I never keep count of the reds 1 wipe out. I used to when 1 was young and sort of vain, but 1 grew ouc’n it It looked too much like vanity. I suppose I’ve not taken tbe trouble to lift the bar of the last 150 or 200 Indians I’ve killed. Before that I was kinder particular that way, and took so maor scalpa that I bust tbe ’.Frisco chignon market, and sev enteen dealers in false hair went into bankrupt cy, Injins is poor trash. Gimme a whole tribe of ’em and I’ll wipe ’em out as fast as I can load my revolver and pat it to my shoulder.” (Here ho paused again and was promptly re freshed. I hen ho continued): • J 1 tell you, boys, if you want to sea the choicest country on the footstool, jest vou go to thomar Black Hilla. The only thing agin tho country is the buffaloes. They hatch there, and when they taka to flight it’s awful to see them in clouds so thick you can’t see tbe sun, and when they light they chaw up garden eaaa, and sour apple-trees, and corn, and railroad ties, and potatoes, and telegraph polos. But tbar’s gold in the Black HUIa. I’ve seen it myself. When you get down to tbe bed-rock you strike SSO aod S2O pieces, and you wash out eagles and dollars in tbe streams, aud up in the roots of the grass you find smalt scrip and nickels. No nuggets as I know od, though I did hear at Shyan of one worth *165,000. Thus, wiib anecdote and information, Buff’ler Ben wtnlod away tbe tune. When tbe fourdiy goods clerks bad settled for the drinks, their bill amounting to $G.b5, bo bade them an affection ate farewell, and made them promise to call at bis tepee if ever they were up in Montana. When tbey bad gone out. tbo bar-keoper paid him bis 20 per cent commission on the drinks gold through bis instrumentality, and told him to recollect next rime' that it was grasshoppers that flew, not buffaloes. 194 ....354—12 ....334—10 ....433—10 JBecchcr’ti Scandal CoDiuiissloiii yew York Sun* -43—10 Prof. Dwight, of Yalo College baa been asked by the advisers of the Plymouth pastor to call a meeting of the Special Committee of which he is Chairman, and to organize the Scandal Com* mission provided for by the Advisory Council, by selecting from the hat of twenty names already published Uve persons to investi gate. No one outside of Plymouth Church has asaed for the Commission, no adverse testimony has been proffered, and L. Smith Hobart, the Chairman of the Committee appointed by the Congregational ministers to draw up testimony, has heard nothing in response to bid call. The sixty days’ limitation expires at the cloiß of this month, aid then the Commission is to ha or ganized for Plymouth Church. Tho plan of its work baa not yet baoa disclosed, but it is inti mated that it will etc to receive testimony in the Beecher case, and. having heard all tho witnesses who will testify, will report to tho church. Another view of the situation is that the Commission will be kept alive as a protec tion against all aggressive movements, and that it is designed especially to head off all councils that may be threatened to investigate the scan dal. Dr, Wellman, of Albany, and ex-Gor. Dlngloy, of Maine, are Prof, Dwight’s associates on tho thu Committee. It is not known at what time the? expect to meet. Scene ata church, after the clergyman's perora- tion. Juba (to Xsotiupej— ** What a beautiful close! ” Xaatippo (who has been spitefully eyeinu a well-dressed lady before her) —Beau- tiful clothes! Yes, but I know she didn’t get them in a beautiful way.” IN GENERAL. THE “CHICAGO FIELD** WRESTLING. BUFF’IiER BEX, Great Plains. THE GRAND JURY. It Continues Its Researches After Corruption. An Interesting Examination of Mr. A. C. Basing. Negotiations of n “Times” Employe wltli PeriolaL It ts Hoped to Prove C. F. P. to‘Hava Been a Conspirator. The Grand Jury yesterday morning was per plexed as to what to do first, and whom of the many witnesses summoned to give precedence to. This uncertainty came partly of the fact that The Tribune had faithfully reported what had been going on, and of the further fact that the scqpe of the Investigations instituted by Mr. Storey bad boon so wide as to create a doubt m his mind as to what had been done and what remained to do. Tne cousidera tioo of this aspect of tno work cast a gloom over the inquisitors for a moment, —at least until Mr. Storey had regained his lost breath m climbing the long steps to the jury room. The first thing be found to do, after lengthy reflection, was to try to find out just bow The Tribune had been enabled to publish the proceedings of the jury everyday in the face of tbo fact that bo had counseled with his fel lows about tolling tales out of school, and been very particular to say to witnesses that if they revealed anv part of their testi mony to Tribune reporters that they would be the subjects of a great deal of righteous in dignation. To this end he summoned ARCHITECT EGAN ' *os the first witness, who he accused of tolling Tub Tniumva reporter thosubstaoco of his testi mony a few dav b ago, because some juror had chanced to see the two standing together on the street. Mr. Egan denied that be bad repeated any part of his testimony to the reporter, but confessed that at a late hour of a certain night upon going home he had found tbo in dividual in flotation in waiting for . him. He had. told him nothing, however. This did not appear to satisfy Mr. Storey, for be stamped bis foot upon tbo floor, with the exclamation that there was something wrong somewhere. Said be, •* If you did not Squeal 1 , somebody else has; and it must b 3 a juror, or else bow could Tux Thibuse have taken the lead as it has ?” ilr. Storey again urged tbo necessity of every juror maintaining tbo utmost se. crecy as to what occurred in the jury-room. His protest was increased by information dropped in bis ear at the time that a certain Juror bad been daily pumped by Tux Tbibune man. When Ah'. Egan was allowed to bo further heard, be bad nothing to say except to confirm what be bad already testified to. Tbere was no conflict between his testimony and that of Armstrong in the Court- House work, so far as be know. Ho bad paid a certain amount of money to Armstrong to be paid to Periobt, and if it bad not been so paid be did not know where it had gone. Perlotat bad approached him in the last few weeks and demanded |s,uuJoutof $.,000 be bad received from the county, on the representation that if it had not been for him be would not have gotten the bill audited, etc. He told Periolat to go to b—l. and afterward wrote him a letter saying that be did not propose to be further blackmailed,. Since then bo bad been treated coolly by the County Hoard, and bo thought that Periolat’s threats to oust him were about being carried out. Fo'lowing Mr. Egan, several other witnesses wen examined, tbe chief among whom was A. C. lIEBISQ. Tbe greeting of Desing and Storey, of course, was of the most cordial character, a natural result of their well-known relations. Mr. H. was asked, among other things: “Du yon know anything about any corruptions of any kind?" Mr, Hesmg— I do. Mr. Storey—Tou mil please state all yon know of a public nature, and especially who were tbe inotru* . meuts of corruption, and whether you hod anything to do with what you may speak of or refer to. Mr. Uesijig replied In substance that, in 2669, be bad done some work with members of tbe City Coun cil fur the purpose of securing the city printing for tbe brines. The reply was greeted with outbursts of laughter by the jury, and this phase of the investigation was speedily lost sight of. After quiet bad been restored and several easier and more agreeable questions bad been asked and answer ed. Mr. Storey reminded Mr. Bering that the stoats- Zettvng had made, at different times, charges against certain officials, and said that the jury would be glad to bear whatever he bad to say. Mr. Hewing answered the question by asking a dozen, among which was whether the Times had not also made many charges. Be dted. for instance, that the Times bad accused him of receiving $5,000 from Teriolat for the influence of his paper in the purchase of a lot for the County Hospital on Ashland avenue; that tbe question came before the Jury and some one had sworn that all tbe papers of the city hid received tbe same amount. Ho had never received any such amount or any other sum, and could speak for himself and his paper, bnt not for the nines or Mr. Storey. [Laughter.] Mr. Hesing continued In the recitation of tbe charges Mr. Storey bad mads against him, and referred to tbe matter of the Anx Sable stone quarries in which he had been accused of hav ing an interest. At tbe time the charge was made, ho sold, be did not know of the existence of such quar ries. Questions of various kinds followed touching all of the county contracts and contractors, but the ex amination was little elso tban an exchange of courte sies between tbe belligerents, being remarkable for what was not dieted more than anything else, and if the jury at the close had been called upon to pass a vote of thanks for their enjoyment, they would have been at a loss to know to whom they were under the most obligation, the witness or their fore man. Messrs, j. n. plough and a. j. galloway were then examined in reference to everything within their knowledge, from the landing of the Tilgnm Fathers to the late South Tows election frauds. They knew very little, and proved unprofitable witnesses. The other witnesses were dismissed for want of time to examine them, and will appear to-morrow in con nection with others who have been subpoenaed. Outside of the action of the reporter was enabled to gather some further facts in connection with COURT-HOUSE AFFAIRS, which may cot be uninteresting to tho public. It was stated in these columns yesterday that if tho investiga tion in the Court-House architect matter was pushed that the Time* might possibly be reflected upon, not withstanding that its editor is foreman of the investi gators. Rumor has It now that Hr. Willett, architect of the Times building, was originally pushed by one of the editors of tho times for tho position of architect. An assistant editor of the Times, it is said, undertook to get him the position of architecUof the Court- House. To this end he Is said to have gone to 0. F. Feriolat and offered him SR.OcQ cash to get the Court- House Job for Willett, the understanding being that if the proposition went through double this amount was to have beeou deducted from Willett's bin against Mr. Storey. Feriolat took kind ly to the proposal, but 'having already secured largo advances from other architects for tho same purpose, and being unable to guarantee anything, tho trade was not made, the employe of the T.mcs, it Is Slid, backing out. Witnesses in the matter wiii, of course, bo summoned. Immediately after the jury adjourned, DB. J. T. BLUTHARDT was around He had come over un- BObcited to explain to the jury an item in Tax Trib une yesterday morning reflecting upon him in the interview with Otto Hate. Ho stated to tho reporter that be bad mot Mata, ns had been stated, but denie d that be bad told him that it wonld be u-cessary, to got tbe work on the jaiJ, to pay $2,000 to Feriolat At the time, he Bays. Mate was in a joy ful mood, and had already been awarded the work by a majority of a quorum ot the Board, but not by a majority of tbe entire Board, several members having been spirited away to Springfield. In spc. fcing of this matter to Mate, be said to him in a jocular way, while he was boasting of having the contract secured, that bo had better see Feridat and give him an amount of money. He did not know Feriolat at tbo time, and bad not so much as seen him, and all be said was as a passing joke. He says be testified to all the facts in October last before tbe Grand Jury, sod that to-morrow be will demand to be hoard again, to vindicate himself. TUB INVESTIGATION SO FAR boa amounted to very little. It is clear enough that Periolat has robbed every contractor and architect with whom be baa come in contact, but, on the other hand, ail the money he baa received has been for a real or imaginary consideration. For this be cannot bo indicted, it appears, and the effort to-morrow will be, so fur os be is'concerned, to mike him out “a con spirator to defraud," and to show what became of the money bo came into possession of. Whether the in vestigation will amount to anything as subjecting any one to a criminal prosecution, is not known, but it is generally conceded, so far, that if a conspiracy is established at all it will be between Periolat and Armbtrong to defraud Egan first, and secondly, to displace him with bis own money as architect. This theory, under the circumstances, is quite logical; First, because Armstrong held the money between Egan and Perlolat; second, because the disposition of the money on bis part is mysterious; and third, because in all ,tho testimony so far, that of Armstrong and Periolat has been essentially the same —at least corroborative. And to strengthen the theory is the fact that Egan has been recently growing in dis favor with the County Board, and the procability that his connection with the Court will speedily be brought to an end. ARCHITECT WILLETT. To the Editor of The Cftiaiao Tribune ■ 8S Pslvrboun StueEt, Chicaho, April 22.—X gee it intimated in yonr paper of this morning that I had acted as architect for Mr, Storey, that I possessed his good will, and also that of his employes, and farther, that they had evinced an w undue" interest in wishing to have me appointed architect for the County Court- House. ' It is quite true that I have been employed by Mr. Storey as an architect, and also that he lists paid me liberally therefor in cash. I possess, I hope, the good will of Mr. Storey, as well as all other gentlemen with whom I have had dealings and have tried to deserve It. If any one has stated that I used, or endeavored to use, either directly or indirectly, any improper or oomn>l influence, be is simply an unqualified and I challenge the fullest investigation. When 1 got up my competitive design for the Court-House, I men tioned it to Mr. Storey; be replied that he hoped the best plan would win, and that 1 might have the best plan. That was all that ever passed between us on the subject. I unite most heartily with yon in your desire that the whole eubject be probed to the bottom, I know nothing about the corrupt influences that appear to hare been used, except what I hav# seen in the papers, but If the Grand Jury think I can throw any light on the subject, I am entirely ready and willing to appear before it, Respectfully, Jams 5. Wtllsxt, Architect, LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE, TOWNSHIP ORGANIZATION. Tt the RHUr qf The Chicago Tribune: Chicago, April 22.—Many people and papers are advocating the abolishment of township organization in Cook, County. This, in view of tha lato events in this city, would appear to bo a desirable end if, after each abolish ment, Bomething better -would take its place. If you and the- public will take the trouble to examine the Revised Statutes you will find that it la doubtful if sucn would be the case. Art. 11., flee, 21, Chap. 139 Revised Statutes, provides the mode of dis continuance of township organization in coun ties. By this section It will be seen that the whole county must bo included. Sec, 22 pro vides that if a majority of votes are in favor of of discontinuing township organization, “Then such organization shall cea.ee in said county as soon as a County Board is elected and qualified, and all laws relating to counties not under township organization shall be applicable to such county the samo as if township organ ization bad never been adopted in it.” Sec. 23 provides for th« election cf a County Board in January following of three members. Sec. 24 provides chat such Board shall assume its duties in February following, and “shall be the legal successors to the County Board of such county.” Sec. 23 provides for the disposition of town records, (places them in the County Clerk’s of fice), closing up unfinished business, etc., etc. floe, 22 of Cuap. 46, “.Elections," provides that in counties not under township organ.za tion Ibe Treasurer shall be ex-officio Assessor of such counties. Sec. 72 of Chap. 120, Revenue, provides that the Assessor, when un able for any cause to perform the duties of his office, mar, tfich the advice and consent of the Gnainnau of the County Board, etc., vppuint one or more Deputy Assessors to assist in making the assessment, and designate the district iu which the Deputies may. act. Sec, 144 of Chap. 120 provides that the Sheriffs of counties not under town, ship organization shall be ex-officio Collectors of such counties, and may, by Sec. 152. ap point Deputy Collectors in all the towns of the counties. So it trill be seen that by the abolition of township organization the present Town Board of fifteen members would be supplanred by a Board of tbiee members, and the County Treasurer becomes (County Assessor, and the Sheriff become* County Collector both, with power to ttnp.imc deputies in all the towns in the county. These offices of Town Assessor and Town Collector are not abol-shed, but are filled by the Treasurer and Sheriff. Now, I am thoroughly in favor of abolishing township organization, provided it can be done without going from bad to worse, or jumping from tbe pan into the fire. The system contemplated by our statutes for counties not under township organi zation is fitted for a sparsely populated countv, and wholly unfitted for a county like Cook, and, while we admit that township organization is fit for North, South, ami West Chicago, we must admit that it is suited to the county towns of this coautv. and it seems to me that our onlv effective remedy is to by some means abolish it in those tnreo towns, and re tain it in the county towns, bnt this cannot be done under and by our present statutes; it most by them be done in the whole county or not at all. Sec, S 7 of chap. 139 contains a plan for unit ing two contiguous towns. Under this section these towns could be made into one, making it coextensive with the city, so that the offices of Assessor and Collector would, in effect, be city offices; this would bo one remedy. The only other remedy would 'be to get an act of the General Assembly to abolish township or ganization in all cities like onrs, care being taken to avoid special legislation prohibited by the Constitution, if it is not practicable to at tain either of tbo above-named remedies, would U not be better to “ endure tbe Ida we have than fly to those we know not of ” ? HEALTH OF OUU SUBURBS. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune Chicago, April 22,—The salubrity or health fulness of Chicago as a place of residence is not attributable so zzmch to the exertions of the Board of Health as to the pulsations of the engines at the Water-Works, —in other words, to the abundant and excellent supply of pare, fresh water. This is of coarse a secret, bat as there is nothing mean about Chicago, she is willing to cell it to her outly ing suburbs, even though it be at the risk of building them up at her own expense. The principal drawback to the health of subur ban towns within ten miles of Chicago is ibe lack of good water, hence the prevalence for several years of ferer and ague and other ma larial fevers at various places, especially on the banks of the Besplaines. Even at Evanston the surface of the water is impregnated with miasm which caused considerable sickness before the lake water was introduced. Now, if tho towns near Chicago conld make arrangements, by means of connecting pipes, to get their supply of drinking-water, at least, from the lake at Evanston, Chicago, or Hyde Park, the suburbs would be much healthier than they now are, or can bo, with their present water supply. The fevers which hove? over the waters of the sluggish Besplaines might be dissipated or destroyed if the inhabitants of certain towns along its banks were this season to plant large quantities of sunflower seeds —the product of which, aside from sanitary profits, would more than compensate for the outlay. It wouldn’t be a bad idea for the Board of Health to experi ment in this direction, and inclose the savory Stock-Yards with a cordon of rank-growing veg etation. L. M- SHALL VICE, PESTILENCE, AND FZRB OVERCOME AN OVER-CROWDED CITS? To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune. Chicago. April 22.—This question maybe solemnly asked of Chicago. This city was,, no doubt, never growing more rapidly than now, and while improvements are extending ont over the broad prairie, along muddy and undrained streets, the question may be well asked: What shall be done for the safety and comfort of the peoole, when within a few years the number of inhabitants shall have doubled ? The possibilities are that this city ma\ become tbe most magnificent and desirable city on the globe to dwell in. Will tbe people do what they can to m&ke it so ? It already has its con temp ated chain of parks undergoing devel opment, with its magnificent driveway of 30 miles or moie. uhicfa will no doubt become che pnde of the whole surrounding country, as well os to people of Chicago ; so that the residents cf * St. Louis, Milwaukee, and uther surrounding sub urbs ill visit this great metropolis to behold its wonders, and to especially visit these delightful pleasure grounds. And hers comas tbe trouble with our great paiks. They are onlv the people of leisure, or those making a business of it, who can afford to v.sit them. In fact they are out of the roach of those most needing their beneficent influence. In theory they aro magnificent, in practice they are insignificant compared with tbe little Union. Jefferson, Ver non and other parka in tbe heart of the cirv, wbicb are worth more for the solid comfort they bring to tbe very doors of our people than all the outlying thousands of acres combined. Wo do not want to oe understood as intending to depreciate tbe value to Chicago of its great park system, but would rather Insist upon a vigorous prosecution of the improvements therein to keep pace with the wonderful development of the city’s growth and reputation aa a popular place of resort. Wo want more of tbese •*inland” parks, and ass : Woat would the people of tbe whole city take to have cnese parks, small as they are. removea from their midst ? Could they afford, in point of mooer, to take twice as much os they have cost, while their presence has given twice tho value to their property ? xf the overcrowded portions of tbe city, where debauchery and vice enough is engendered to corrupt and ruin all tne people, could have beautifully kept parks let down in their midst, these temples of Nature, adorned with ait, whose roof is the arch of Heaven, would drive these rude and vile inhabitants to the four quar ters of tbe earth or bring (hem into harmony with these harbingers or refinement and mercy. As a sanitary measure also, an abund ance of space occupied by sparks at proper intervals, to let in the sunshine and admit the pure air of heaven, is next to proper sewerage and cleanliness, which are next to Godiinea:-', in promoting the health and comfort of the people. While land is so abundant as in the vicinity of Chicago, and comparatively cheap aa at tho present time, tow sen the people over look these great improvements ? Block after block of houses is continually being commenced in the southwestern part of the city, each bouse on an average frontage of from 13 to 25 feet of space, thus preparing the way for pestilence, vice, and farther wide-spread conflagrations like that of 1871. The only sweeping dry winds come from the southwest, so that if the cuy protects itself from danger in that direction it will be comparatively safe from any great dis aster from fira in the future. While the advan tages are so many, it does not seem possible these beautifying touches to our city will be longer overlooked. In the space bounded by Madison and Six teenth streets and Ashland and Western ave nues, there should be at least two parks covering a block or more of ground each, and placed near street-car or. prospective street-car lines, and as many south and southwest of this space as may be deemed sufficient. The people ought to act in this mat ter at once, as the probability is that, after the present year, every block of ground will have more or less improvement npon it, precluding the probable chances of ever afterwards accom plishing mneb in this direction. If the oppor tunity goes by there can never be anything but regrets in the future. We now hare a prospect of a better adminis tration of ,City Government and a more eco nomical u*e of the taxes, so that these improve ments may be made without any increased bur dens of taxation upon the people, as the addi tional expense would soon more than be re turned in the increased value of taxable prop erty* Milxox George. To thi Editor cf The CUxcaao Tribune Chicago, April 22.—The Christian public may be anxious to see how far the work has ad vanced providing funds, by subscription, for paying off the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Salem Church. Dusboell street (South Side). We thank God for what has been done. Several friends of the' evangelical work have given us liberal pecuniary aid, bat not only that, they have given moral aid, they have stirred up the congregation itself to renewed efforts to get out of debt and to go on in the great work which the Lord has given to tho congregation among the many thousands in this part of Chicago. Since the first acknowledgment, which amounted to $2115. there have come in subscrip tions from American ir.euda as follows: From Story & Camp, for tho Sunday-school, SSO; T. Spencer, 425; 3tra. Mary B. Lailin. 825; Mr. U. A, ii, 825; by cash, from several persona whose names are not mentioned. $lO5. To all those who have given more or leg-;, the undersigned will give tbe congregation’s and his own thanks. Oar Heavenly father bios** them alh Y. P. Ntqciax. To the Editor of The Chicaoo Tribune. Chicago. April 22. —Are we to have a famine of fractional currency before we can gat silver to take its place ? Since Thursday the United States Sub-Treasury has been receiving large sums of currency, but the amount of silver ifsued has neon comparatively Insig nificant, and at the rate at which the clerks are leisurely paving oat the coin, there seems every reason to expect that thtre will be an immense quantity of currency with drawn from circulation before there will oa any considerable amount of silver alloat. It there is any lack of stiver to redeem the currency, the public ought to know it, but if it ia because the Sub-Treasury ia too slow to keep up with the demand, the Sub-Treasury should he stirred up. "Wholesale Deaheb, 'ACKXTSraui. TOOTEST—“ WOHAH SUFFRAGE.” Toil* Editor of The Ctneago lYibune: Chicago, April 22.—Believing as wc do in the fundamental principle of the Govermeut under which wo live, that “ taxation without repre sentation is tyranny,” and that the present laws conferring the ballot on non-tax-paying men of foreign birth, while the political existence of tax paying American women ia persistently ignored, are unjust, a mass meeting, under the auspices of the Illinois Women Suffrage Association, will be held Thursday, May 4, in the First Methodist Church, to record our protest against all future legislation in the interests of a priv ileged class. Distinguished speakers will ad dress the meeting. By order of the Associa tion. Elizabeth Bonrroa Harbkbt. jo the Editor of The Chicago 2 ribune : Chicago, April 22,—1t is a question whether our “wise ones” of the Citizens* Convention have given the subject of abolishing township organization the attention due the subject. Many wise and able men think iho association too fast, and don’t know what they are doing as they have not sufficiently considered the matter. We don’t want any more such changes aa the Hosing city charter affair, and jump from bad to worse. I do not see how we are to better ourselves by abolishing town organization. We certainly will have about as many officers as now, only they will be appointed by two or three men in stead of by the people. 1 write this that the matter may be looked into and see what is beat to be done. Let us go Slow asp Sens. 1L Eddt. Tiie latest fashion in kids: Twins. Bid “ the shirt of Nessus H open in the back ? For a temperance Beveridge, lager isn't bad, A scaly business: Fishing off the breakwater on Sunday. Ed Phillips says be would like to read Gray T a Elegy to his bummer friends. "The Charge of the Light Brigade 1 *: What the city owes the lamp-lighters. Bom Pedro does not wear Brazilian pebbles, for ho has a couple of capital IL’s of his own. "Honey will make the Mayor go. 1 ’ Colvin says he’ll got out if the people pay more taxes. The merchants of this city "pulled down the blinds " on Tuesday to allow their employes to vote. A chess-problem: Bow the Tows Board, playing the Evans gambit, mated Hike in one move. "The last galoot *s A Shore,” who was arrest ed for cruelly beating his wife, in Louisville, last week. President Prado, of Fern, is in Now York; and bis “ Utile black-end-tan ” baa got the Peruvian bark. The Committee of Twenty-five to the bum mers : “ Wb’U have our rights, though the 'Evans fall.” They have been dinging mud at some of tbo Presidential candidates, but they throw a Little Bock at Blaine. The New Fork critics say Nym Crinkle's "Twins” need doctoring. They failed to get a spanking reception. Ex-Gov. Moses, of South Carolina, is high ly indignant at she charge that he was cor rupt while in oflico. O temper! O Moses 2 Tne Londoners would like toknow, you know, whether the Hempresa took "John Brown’s bodywith her on her trip to tbo Continent. Brigham Young's centennial family thought it was Gabriel's trump that sonnded when they heard tue.biast of the powder-explosion at Salt Lake. lb a saloon bore* the other night, soma of the TOllieky-lUugeters were singing We may be hap py yet,” when a bystander remarked; “They maybe—Joliet.” “ Pique ** was played centuries ago in En gland, one of the characters being Tom of Cov entry, with Lady Godiva as the star. Is vas then a “ borea-piece.” An escaped lunatic was arrested in the woods -in Northern New York, a few days since, who said he wanted to get “Far from the Madding Crowd” at Binghamton. The Joke was a bad one. and they u ran him in.” A learned disciple, of Confucius, from inside the Great WaU, who boa a cheap-labor laundry sign pn State street, has been victimized by a “'Melicao man ” who sold him au autograph letter from ex-Treasurer Spinner for a good sum by representing it to he a letter from the Emperor of China creating the heathen a Mandarin with two swords. I | ■ FCS-nr.r_\xiy a s. Trousers obtained oa credit are breecbeaof taut.) Pickpockets gather crowds only to dispurse them. 1 A man always feels' put out when he is takenj in. Philosophic bnt unprincipled: “My son, - said a venerable philosopher, “never waalo poor SALEM CHtJRCn. HOW IS IT? oo SLOW. UTJMOB. When yon be»r of a man s owning a hundred tbooeand-aallar boon on Brooklyn Heights, don tit stoke yon as beine a rather Height own ea place of residence ?—Jfeto York Cammer ciaL An exchange remarks that “ one drawback ta having money is, that everybody wants to know what you are going to do with it,” We havi observed this ourself; they usually want t< know about the first of the month, and have ar Unpleasant way of coming around and sitting or your front steps mornings If you don’t 101 l them —Aoneieh Bulletin. A Cincinnatian, who had purchased an oil painting at a private sale, called in an artist u consult him as to how ho should hang it. Thi artist looked at it Jong and curiously, and theo f a iH : I wouldn’t bang it, if I were you.* ‘Woman t hang HI Why not?” “Because the sentiment of the age ia rather against cap ital punishment. I would commute its sentence to solitary imprisonment for hfo I” A hoy-reformer, in a speech a few evenings since, made this remark; “I have three good reasons for keeping the pledge not to use to bacco ; first, because X am to hare five dollars at the end of a year; second, because 1 have pledged myself not to use it; and third—the Btioagest motive of all—because I'll get a lick ing if I don’t keep it 2” it is unnecessary to say that the speech was applauded. The ways of Dinoe Providence are mysterious. The last illustration is the case of a lightning* rod and pomp man. He was attempting to tell a fanner that there wasn’t a case on record when a building or anything else pad been struck by lightning that uad » rod on it; when, horrors I there was a fiash, followed by a clap o. thunder, and that man fell from his wagon, which had on it rods sufficient to furnish just fourteen com mon-sized dwellings. They buried him, potting iu a pump at bis head and a rod at his feet,— Brooklyn Argus . A College-Professor tells the following j “ During the after-dinner talk, the rough speci men for whom I was surveying remarked amt mathematics had always seemed a very wonder ful thing to him. Thinking to interest him somewhat, X began to illustrate some of the wonders ; among others, tried to show him th< way m which Meptuoo was discovered. Aftei sumo twenty mloates of elaborate explanation, X was somewhat taken aback to hear bim sav; * Yes, yes ; it is very wonderful, very; but [with a sigh] there’s another thing that’s altars troubled me. and that is. whr you have to carry one for every ton ; but, If'you don’t, ’twon’t como out right.’ ” PIOUS SETTLES. Lying m wait: Falao uoalod. A little bov, whose conduct made *his mother say that ane feared ho did not prar, replied: “ Yea, L do; I pray, every night, that God will make you aud pa like my ways bettor.” Aa Illinois preacher, says the Detroit Fret Frew, who behoved that fire insurance was do* lying the Lord, hr now firing m a barn until hie congregation can find him another house. The ilev. Dr. Blackie. of Edinburg, says that the modern sermon “is like toddy made of one* tenth whiaky and nine-tenths water.” Brother Blackie’s idea of toddy ia correct, at least. A Southern bookbinder bound up eighteen dime novels between Bibio Covers, and a preacher carried tbo book seven miles under his arm to read some consoling passages to a dying woman. In the old record book of a Connecticut church, dated 1702, is this Item : “For making a noise in church. Ann Bolton, spinster, is to sit three days in the poor pew, and pay a fine of five shillings.” On a warm, bright Sabbath afternoon in Jane, what hallowed thoughts arise at the spectacle of hundreds of pious Yankees emerging from the American Chapel in Paris, jumning into their carriages, aud driving out to the races at the Boia do Boulogne. “Eliza,” raid a clergyman to one of his-pa rishioners, whom bo saw with her hair in cart- ing papers, “if God had designed your hair to curl, tie would have curled it for you.” “He did, sir, when X was a child,” was the reply; “but Ha (hulks now I am old enough to do it myself.” It is perhaps impossible for two women be tween whom a rivalry for precedence in tbo latest fashions exists to appear simultaneously in the same style of spring bonnet and still be lieve in the umversalist doctrine. Each foeti that there most be some sort of punishment hereafter. It takes along time to finish a new building ia Toledo. A man op there advertises: “To clergy .men—Ministers of the Gospel desiring a reli able type of eternitv for illustrating their ser mons will please call at mv new building, now in course of completion (?). This is not a taro opportunity, but it is a good one.” During a recent revival excitement in the out skirts of this country, a request was made for all who desired the prayers of tbo church to riso. • A shaggy old miner, burning with a desire to do his part, arose, and putting his hand down into bis buckskin, meekly inquired, “How much will it be, boss ? ” —Canon Cxiy (Col.) Avalanche. Norristown Herald: Prof. Tyndall was mar ried on the 2d met. And now be will know wbat’a the “matter,” and some night when he comes home late, after hunting new planets, and finds Mrs. Tyndall in tears, and getting ready to go over to have a talk with her mother, tbo Professor will have an opportunity to test bis “ prayer-gauge.” A veteran spinster of South Brooklyn, to- * markable for her taciturnity, created a good deal of surprise lost Sunday by pausing in the lobby of the church after services and chatting and laughing quite gayly with tbo retiring members of the congregation. It was subsequently as certained that she hod just come into posses sion of a new set of teeth. . A Portsmouth, N. H., young man who was inconsiderate enough, to "come in" after he had escorted a girl home from prayer-meeting the other Sunday evening, was obliged. 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