Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, April 27, 1876, Page 5

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated April 27, 1876 Page 5
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POLITICAL. (he Massaolraaotta Republican Convention and Its Work. i Victory for tbo Bristow Parly— Blaine Gets but One Delegate, California Will Send a Delegation Largely for Blaine. The Sew York Democrats Use Dp a Day and Night in Wrangling. garrison, of Indianapolis, Reiterates His Former Assertion. Wliat Rollins Told 111 m, and TVliut He Told Wilson. MASSACHUSETTS REPUBLICANS' BRISTOW AHEAD. Special ntevateh to Tht Chicago Tribune. Boston, Mass., April 20.— Tho result of tho Republican State Convention to-day would bo misinterpreted if tbo public wore to lufor that tho Boform Bopublicana had triumphed and it waa a complete triumph. They have, however, ihown tho politicians and tho country that the reform element In tbo Republican parly of Mas sachusetts Is strong enough to control It, If not hy numbers, hy moral furce. The mass of dele gates refused to accept tholssuo which tho place hunters and tbo politicians on tho ouo hand, and the uncompromising reformers on tho other, would have forced upon them. Disregarding, therefore, tho presumed preferences of tho can didates pat before them, they sclented as their representatives at Cincinnati men whoso reputation not only gave thorn power and in fluence in a National Convention, but loft no doubt that they would bo found voting and working for tho best candidate that cotild bo nomluatod. Tho election of RICHARD n. DANA, JJL, was a spontaneous movement, growing out of bis rejection by tbe Senate. Against Judge Dear no objection could bo raised, and many of Mr. Bristow’s frlondr, whllo awaro that bla first preference was for Blaine, voted for bim os a delegate. Mr. John M. Forbes was in tbo same category. There are to-night scores who claim that bis first vote trill bo for Blaine, while others aro aa firmly convinced that bo will bo for Bristow, and yot both parlies aro satisfied. Of PRESIDENT CUADBOURNE's PREFERENCES there la no doubt. Tbe vote of tbo Convention that they havo power to fill vacancies la tho boat guarantee that no man who is for any candidate first, last, and always will bo sont to represent tbo State. Tbe tone of the Convention was blab. Tbo speech of tho President, bold, uncompromising, out spoken, and honest as it was, struck homo to each person present,, and It was evident (bat the sentiments expressed mot tbo approval of tbo great body of tho delegates. There was no speaking at all until tho balloting was finished, except tho 111- advised attempt of Mr. Henry Blackwell to got In a resolution Indorsing Bristow's couno ao Secretary of tho Treasury, though not in so many words putting him forward for tho Presidency. After vain attempts to choke him off. and tbo offering of an amendment indorsing the acuou of Mr. Blaine, quiet was restored by tho unanimous tabling of tbo matter ON TUE MOTION Ol* A BRISTOW DELEGATE. After tbo ballot bad bccti taken, and tbo Convention was wailing for tho report, ex-Gov. Washburn, who bad beou called to tbo chair, was called onf or on ac knowledgment, James Russell Lowell was compelled to reply, and John O. Whittier escaped by Right. Tbo Bov. James Freeman Clarke, however, spoke to tho great acceptation of tho whole audience, though bis words worn aa outspoken aa over. Tboßov. Amos It, Esadlg, a Methodist minister, followed In a vein that showed that Lore in Massachusetts at least politics and religion aro not considered incompatible. Nothing was more unexpected than the speech. Mr. Dicberwm, of Boston, moved that tho Bon, R. U. Dana bo invited to address the Con vention, and opposition had been tuado on tho ground of tlxno, to which Mr, Dicacrson replied that there would bo Umo enough whllo tbo voto for allor natea was being counted. Ho gave way for a motion to nominate Mr. Cbodbouruo by acclamation oa the fourth delegate, and Immediately afterwords a motion was passed, offered by a Blalno delegate, that tho dele gates bavo power to fill vacancies. Mr. Dickerson was perfectly satisfied at that, and promptly moved an ad journment, which was carried. lit (A« Attoeialed I'reti. I TUE CONVENTION. Boston, April 2d.—The Republican State Conven tion met In Trcmont Temple to-day. Alanson W. Beard, of Boston, vh chosen temporary Chairman; John £. Sanford was made permanent Chairman. Resolutions approving tho energy and courage of Secretary Bristow and associating tho name of Ur. Blaine with the ofllco of President wore tabled. A resolution was unanimously adopted, that the delegates to the National Convention be unpledged, but requiring them to work aud vote for those candi dates whoso character give unquestionable assurance that they will bo faithful and zealous to maintain the equal rights of all; to bring about the resumption of specie payments at a date not later than that already fixed by law, and to effect a thorough aud radical re form of the civil service, to the end that tbA admin istration of public affairs may be characterized by efficiency, economy, and parity. The following dclcgates-at-large were elected: R. H. Dana, Jr., J. M. Forbes, E. R. Hoar, Paul A. Chad bourne. The delegates wore authorized to fill vacan cies, thus doing away with the necessity of balloting for alternates. Adjourned. The friends of Bristow consider that they have to cured a majority of tho delegates of the four elected to-day. It Is stated that Dana aud President Chad buroe are outspoken In bis favor, aud that Forbes, al though mentioned on the unpledged ticket, may bo considered -a Bristow man. Hoar la unwilling to pledge himself, but Is understood to favor Blaine for first choice. HOW IT IB VIEWED IN WASHINGTON. Special Diepaith to The Chicago IW6«n«, WAsnaoTOH, D. 0., April 20'—Thera Is an )m --mouse amount of talk In town to-night over the result of the Massachusetts Convention. Many telegrams were read by the House delegation from that Blata during tbe afternoon. The machine politicians are tcrriblyldomorallzcd. Of the dclcgates-at-large elect ed three were nominated by Bristow men and one by Blaine men. Tbe last, Judge Hour, was really sup ported by many of the Bnsluw men, as he Is known as a warm personal friend and admirer of Bristow, The action fa regarded here as particularly significant. In view of the attempts persistently made to creak* the Impression In New England that It would never do to give the least Indorsement to a Houlhcrn mao fur tho Presidency, OTHER STATE CONVENTIONS. THE NEW YORK DEMOCRATS, Utica, N. Y„ April 20.—Tho Democratic State Convention mot to-day, with Senator John O. Jacobs temporary Chairman. After a speech by the temporary Chairman, aud other preliminary Dusiuoua, the Convention took a recces till 4 o,clock. The Convention took a recess till 7 p. m., tbe Committee on Credentials not being ready to re port. Utica. N. V., April 20.—Tue Convention toaaaem bled at 7:46, but took another recess until Q p. m. Tbe Convention reassembled at 7:13. The Commit tee on Credentials was unable to agree upon a report Inregatdtotho Now York City delegation, and, after considerable opposition to a motion for adjournment, It was finally decided by a small majority to adjourn until 0 a. m. to-morrow. The Committee on contested sosts finally decided to admit tbe entire Tammany delegation. CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS. Bis Thauouoo. April aa.— 'The Republican Conven- Uoo to nominate delegate* to Cincinnati, convened thl« afternoon. W. 0. Morton «u elected temporary hSalrman. TbU 1j considered a point agaiuat (bo federal brigade. „ Has Foasouoo, Cab, April W,—Tbe IlepnbUcan ■late Convention elected Morton permanent Chair man. adopted a platform expressing confidence to (be Republican party, approving the proa ecu* bun and pnnlibment of official dlauonesty, deprecating Oblneae immtgratlou, favoring tucb a modification of tbo UurUngame treaty a* fill effectually prevent a further lullux of Chino* e, tevortug a return to mutalllo currency, and tbe roster ttluu of silver coin to Ita conatltutloiuil equality with Jold aa a legal tender, tbe payment of tbe National ebt in sold, condemning repudiation, do* Haring (bat Idle Democracy U not to bo Iruated with tbe control ol affaire, ee It purpoMM to petition Confederate Midlers, nay cotton dalma, and compeaaato owuare of elavee for loee by emancipation, which would entail another war; that the Republican party niuat not ruly on tbo gk riuua record of the past, but deal wdb other questions, chief among which la reform in the civil service and the exurpaflou of tbe spoil* system. The Oonveoilou bae (hue fat elected aa delegatee to Cincinnati John Martin, J. fleck, Q. Jl. Dyor.M. b. Uldoout, A. D. Whitney, N. 11. Qontalos. and Joalab widen, all for Jilaiue, and L. U. Fosle for Dristow. The delegaUa*at*Urge are yet to be elected. ontoo*. BsxVbmioisoo, April 30.—The Orcgoa Democratic mats Convention 10-dsy rtn mini tod I* I, lane (or Congress. _ BLAINE. lunnisoK HARKS ANOTHER statement. Cincinnati, April 20.— Tbo Gazette to-morrow morning will publish au interview with Mr. John H. 0. Harrison, of Indianapolis. Mr. Ilar« risen makes the following statement: At the Beplember, 1872. marling of the Board of Directors of the Union Pacific lullroad, at wlilch I was present, the President of tlto hoard, Mr. Horace T. Clark, nailed (ho Mtanlton of iho Directors to a let tor from the President of (ho FortHraltU h Littleltock Land-Grant Railroad, with IF.PKIIRNCR TO BO MR RONDS OF THAT ROAD held hy (he Union Pacific Company, desiring to know something mnro nlmul thoso Iwuds, I mado a motion to npjiolnl a committee of. three tn Investigate and r&- |K>rt DOfore the adjournment of (ho Hoard, as to how they came Into its possession and all matters con nected therewith. Thereupon K. 11. Hollins, tbo Boo rotary, took me (o one aide, and told mo that I MUST WITHDRAW TI’R MOTION, for an Investigation of the bond transaction wonld In volve James a. Diane, He said the fall elections were near at bond, and Illaino was a candidate for ro-elet lion to Congress In Maine. Au oz|>oflure of tbo trans action Just nl that time would bo sura to defeat him. With that 1 withdraw the motion. Hnlisoquontly I look .1. H. Millard, of Omaha, who was, and atill remains, a Government Director,* to Mr, Hollins, and. lu his presence, asked Hollins If 1 understood him correctly In relation to the bond transaction Involving Mr. Illaino. Ho repealed that.l did, and that an Investigation Committee, of which Jeremiah M. Wilson was Chairman, was In session and 12. If. Holllna was on the stand, 1 TKLEORAPHKD WILSON to ask tbo witness certain questions concerning the Fort Smith h Little Hock bonds, hut, ou noticing the dally reports of the Committee afterwards, I saw that no such questions were asked. On tho 3rd of February, 1873, 1 wrote to Wilson, Chairman of the Committee, more fully about tho matter, relating tho facts that I have Just stated, hut I dui not mention Hlslno’a name. I stated that tho transaction implicated a prominent member of tho Itopubhcao party. That loiter was COPIED INTO MY REOULAU LETTER-ROOK, at Indianapolis, ami can bo referred tu at any time. I never received any answer to this loiter to Wilson, but on the 20 th of February, Just twenty-three days, later, Mr. Delano, Hecrcurv of tlin Interior, wrote a letter lu a prominent Republican official, saying It was deemed best on tho part of tbo Government to ebsugo tbo entire Hoard of Directors of thu Union Pacino Railroad, and that bo tbercloro proposed to appoint some ono from Indiana In place of J. 8, O. Harrison. This proposition of Delano's met with SUCH RTRONO OPPOSITION (bat It was abandoned, and none of tbo Directors were removed. Wo were engaged at that timo In making an setivo fight against tbo Wyoming Coal Company, which was swindling tbo Union Pacific out of J.V),000 or $60,000 a year. If tho Committee want that letter of Delano they can find a copy of U In tho Interior De partment. Boar in mind that this action on ray part as Government Director, and tbo correspondence to which I have referred, and tbo effort on (bo part of Secretary Delano to bavo me removed from tbo Hoard of Directors, occurred In 1873, and early in 1873, just about tbo time of tbo re-election of President Grant, and when NEITHER SIR. DLAINE NOR ANY OTHER MAN was spoken of In counoctlou with the I’residency In 1070. It Is, therefore, miroaaotiablo to suppose that anybody at that stale of tbo proceedings was Interested in defeating ilr, Blaine’s Frculdcutlal aerations. This whole Little Rock bond matter would have been Investigated by tbo United States Court sttbotlmo but for tbo killing off of tbo Credit Mobllior suits. I showed to Ur. Jonks, thn Government special at torney, who, with three others, was charged with investigating the affair, this order of tbo Executive Commit too. New York, Doc. 10, ISlS.—Ordered, That Messrs. Morton, bliss Ik Co. be authorized to draw on tho Treasurer of this Company for $04,000, payable at forty days from date, and held as collateral security for seventy-live land-grant bonds of tho Little Rock ft Fort Bmith Railroad Company of SI,OOO each. Ho mode a copy of it lo my presence, and wou Id bavo entered suit upon It at once had not thcao Credit Mobllior suits faffed in tho courts, being ruled out on demurrer. IN CONCLUSION, I have to say that I am ready and willing at ony time to go before tbe Judiciary Committee of tbo House ana rp«im oath to tho faetd In tills statement. MISCELLANEOUS. BPRINOFIELD, ILL. Special Ditpatch to The Chicago Tribune. Springfield, 111., April 20.— George Scroggs, of the Champaign QazeU <?, and a Republican candidate for nomination os Secretary of State, bos been bore to-day and reports bis prospects battering. Ho bos considerable local support from those opposed to tbo present conduct of State affairs. Tho withdrawal of Mr. Wash bumo as a gubernatorial candidate Is regarded by the friends of Mr. Cullom os improving the biter’s chances decidedly. LENAWEE COUNTY, MICH. Special VUpaleh lo The Chtcwo TW&nn«. Adrian, Mich., April 'JO.—Tho Republican Convon lou for the County of Lenawee, to elect'delegates to 10 State Convention at Grand Rapids, was held In thli ty to-day. The Convention was a largo and outhu- siasllo one, and tho beet feeling prevailed. An In formal ballot for President of tho United States was taken. Out of seventy-six votes cast Bristow received forty-eight, Blalno fourteen, scattering fourteen. This may bo taken os a fair cridcuco of tbo Republican fooling In Southern Michigan. INDIANAPOLIS. Special JJUpatrh to The Chicago rntun*. Indianapolis, Ind., April 20.—'The Democracy mode a desperate attempt to counteract the effect of the monster Indignation meeting bold last night over the passage of the outrageous rcdistrlctlug ordinance passed Monday night, by holding a ratification meeting to-night. It was a complete failure In every rospoct. There vu no crowd, less enthusi asm, and when Oeiger, the ai>ontato, catno forward to atxdoglte for or defend his action bo was received In alienee. It was a most lamentable sight, and the leaden feel now that they have mode a groat mistake. It Is the general Impression thatjtho trick will cost the Democrats a thousand votoa next Tuesday. They are making strenuous efforts to carry the city any way, end are importing voters at a great rate and in the most shameful manner. grand rapids, anen. Special DUpaleh to The Chicago TWtuns. Grand lUrtns, Mich., April 28.—The Itopubllcan County Convention was held hero to-day. It was largely attended. The following gentlemen wore chosen delegates to the State Convention to ho held hero May 10: MaJ. A. I). Watson, the lion. I’. R. L. Fierce, the Hon. M. 8. Crosby, tho Hon. 8. L. Fuller, and the Hon. E. O. D. Holden, A. Mtlmlne, Ksq., Cot. F. V. Fox, Roll us Blocking. W. F. Andrus, George A. j tammy, Nathan Gould, J. W. 1 Hue, U. O. Uoit, W, W. Jolmsou, O, Roselle, and tho Hun. Lyman Murray. There were no resolutions, no discussions, or votes, or anything else, to show any bins of the Convention or Its sixteen delegatee as to a nominee for President, hsrd or soft money, or any other of tho subjects now arresting the attention of the country. ARKANSAS. Little Rook, Ark., April 20.—A largo number of delegates are In tho city to attend the Republican Btato Convention, which moots to-morrow instead of to day, as stated lost night. CRIME. JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE. Special J>i»t>ateh to Tht Chicaao Tribune, Feouia, 111., April 20.— John Ooobol, a Gor man, living near the Chicago, Rock Island A Pacific shops, killed a man named John Look wood, who was boating Goebel's wife, about C o'clock this evening. Tho evidence before the Coroner's Jury, which was impaneled at once, Is substantially as follows : About a mouth or so ago, Qaobol, while out hunting, discovered some largo logs floating about in tho lake and towed them to bis house, which Is on the boach not far from tho water. This afternoon about 4 o'clock throe men oamo up there in a boat to cot these logs, assorting that they be longed to thorn. Qaobol doubted their claims, but was willing to surrender the logs if they would pay him for towing thorn on shore. Lockwood, who seemed to be tho principal man kt the party, wouldn't agree to this, and as Mrs. Qaebel, who camo out of tbe bouso to boo what was going on, protested against tho logs going without being paid for, bo knocked bor down, aud then, in tho most bru tal manner Imaginable, began kicking and Sounding her in Jho face without saying a word, aobol immediately picked up a shot-gun which, was standing against a tree near by, and emptied the contents into tbe back of Lockwood's bead, kilting bim instantly. Ho then helped bis wife into tbe bouse, and ran to tho police headquarters, where bo surrendered himself. Upon bearing tbe evidence the Jury at 000 ren dered a verdict of justifiable homicide. Mrs. Qaobol was horribly beaten, and her face so disfigured as to be unrecognizable. Lockwood la said to have been a desperate character, and to have been engaged in a number of bloody affairs. DELIBERATE MURDER. LoriavnxE, Ky., April 20.—Last Sunday Jndge J. K. Carson, of Crab Orchard, was shot and killed, it is alleged without provocation, by one John Bmltb. Five bullets were tired luto Carson by the murderer. This morning Bmith was brought before the court for trial, but. not being ready, was given further timo. lie then loft iu charge of au officer, but on the way to Srisoo several sons of the deceased Judge on oavored to kill him. The attempt (ailed, and caused their arrest. Having promised not to again attempt to kill Smith, they wore released. POLICEMAN SHOT. PiiTT.ApgT.pnix, Aurll 2fi.—This morning Joseph TV. Harror, formerly a Police Bergeaut, shot and, it is thought, mortally wounded William U. Hess, a polioe Lieutenant. Harm «w dis charged from tbe force for drunheaaeee. and subsequently deserted his family. It r* alleged that Hess cared for the deserted family, and aroused Uarret’s Jealousy aud (\tatU. Alter THE CHICAGO THIBWWE: THURSDAY, APRIL *7, 1870. tbo shooting narror sorreodored himself tad wta looked up, REWARD OFFERED. Bpteial thepateh to The Chwuto Trlbunf, Rprinufield, 111, April 20,—0n application of (bo widow of the lata Charles Sutherland, Who woo murdered at Oswego, Kondall County, last January, Gor. Beveridge has offered a reward of •200 for tlio murderer. The Kendall County Board of Supervisors had previously offered SSOO reward. BURGLARY. Sreeiat i/ievoUh to The Chtoaoo Ttlhunt, Lincoln, 111., April 20.— Last night the resi dence of Nolsou Andrews, in this city, was burglar ized to tbo amount of about 310 and a few pieces of clothing. Several other citizens wore aroused hy their doings, but no other houses wore vic timized. INCENDIARISM. Special ntmaUh to The CAicao* JVtbuns. Milwaukee April 20.— Au incendiary attempt wan made to bum down tlio printing ofllco of Godfrey A Crandall lant night. It wan discov ered hi timo to extinguish the flro before it had much headway. FIUI2S. IN CHICAGO. Tho alarm from Box 312 at 8 o'clock last even ing waa caused by a flro in a carpontor-shop at No. 32 Union street, owned and occupied by Mr. Ills. Damage sso} cause unknown, Tlio alarm frou Box 013 at 3:88 o’clock wan caused by a fko in n two-story framo building, No. 400 North Hairttod street, owned bv W. It. King, and used by him ait & hair-drvlng oat i.i- Ilshmont. Causo of lire, overheated stovepipes. Insurance unknown. Tho building wan entirely destroyed with a lons of •1,000, and a damage to tho stuck of about $2,000. Tho alarm from Box 811 at 9 o’clock yesterday motmug waa caused oytiro In a block of four two-story framo buildings, 520 to 632 Ciybom n avenue, owned by Gault it Berry. The build ings wore damaged SI,OOO. Insured, but for wbai amount m unknown. The first floor of 520 was occupied by Evans it Bay as a raloon and grocerv. Loss, t'lso; insured in tbo Traders' for $100; 52S was unoccupied; 530 waa occupied on tho first floor by August Bishop as n plumb lug-shop i loss slight. Mrs. Cameron occupied the upper floor oa a residence; loss. S2O. No. 532 was occupied by X’hilip Wagner as a saloon and dwelling. Loss, 8400; insured fur $1,200 In tho Allomanta. Tho cause of tho flro is un known. Tho alarm from Box 94(1 at 7:50 o'clock yester day morning was caused by a Ore in tbo two story biick building No. 987 Clinton street, owned by Mrs. Laco and occupied by August Elaor. It was extinguished before tbo arnval of the engines by Oilicor Cummings. Damage trilling. AT MILTON. WIS. Dispatch to The Chienao Tribune. Janesville, WU., April 2*s.—Tbo dwelling house of A. C. Maryatt, of Milton, caught lire last night by a lamp exploding while tbo in mates wore absent. Tbofirowftii extinguished, but nut until the bouse was badly damaged, and some fifty swarms uf bees iu tbo collar wore smothered. Loss about SI,OOO. Insured In tbo Northwestern of Milwaukoo. AT MANISTEE. MICH. Special DumUh to The Chicago Tribune. Manistee, Mich., April 20.—Tbo boarding house of Ole Vocuies, in tbo Fourth Ward, took lire at 3 o'clock this morning, and was burned to tbo ground, with bnm and ico-boaso. Loss $2.000. Fully Insured. AT DANVILLE. ILL. Special Dispatch to The Chieutm Tribune. Danville, 111., April 20.—Edward Warren, a Swede, had bis dwelling-house and contents en tirely destroyed by Are last night. Loss $1,200. Insured lor S7OO. JKAU.RO ADS. IOWA ITEM. Special Dispatch to The Chicago Tribune. lowa Cm, la., April 20.—Several years ago a railroad company was organized, called tbe lo*a Northern Central Railroad Company, to ecu struct a railroad from Keokuk via Washington ami lowa City to Ht. Paul. Tbo grading was mostly done, and considerable bridge-work soon after, but for some reason unknown tbo iron was not forthcoming, and thus tbo money invested in tbo road-bed, etc., bis laid for years unproductive. A year or so siuco a company was organized to build a road from 6t. Louis to Keokuk on tbo west side of tbo Mississippi river. That road is now nearly completed, and tbo Company are now making overtures for tbo old lowa Northern Central road-bed, and if tbev can get it they will con tinue their rood, called tho tit. Louis, Keokuk A Northwestern, to this city tbo present season. Some of tbo Northern Central Company are members of tbo tii. Louis A Keokuk Company, which adds to tbo hope that lowa City will soon havo another railroad. CAIRO & VINCENNES. Special Dispute/* to Th* Chicago Tribune. Springfield, 111., April 20.—1 n tho United States Court to-day, Qroou 13, Raum and John W. Mitchell filed a petition as stockholders and creditors against tho Cairo A Vinoouuos Rail road Company and Joseph Droxol and Charles E. Tracy, Trustees, and tho Receiver of Droxol. Morgan it Co., for an Injunction. The Injunction was denied, and defendants ruled to answer by May IC, next. Tho pro ceeding is to recover 620,000 paid ns sureties on on anpcal bond of tho Company given to Dodge. Lord «fc Co., contractors. Rauui aud Mitchell wore Directors, ood Raum was attorney at tho time, and tho bond protected tho rolling-stock from levy and sale. Tho principal stockholder promised to pay tho claim, but, failing to do so, Raum and Mitchell wore obliged to do so, and now seek relief. CONSOLIDATION, jprcfol Dispatch to The Chicago Tribun*. Indianapolis, Ind., April 20.—Articles of con solidation of tho Frankfort, Toledo *t St. Louis, and Kokomo A Marion Roads wore filed to-day. Tho latter road Is to bo made a link in the former on the narrow-gauge plan. THE WEATHER. Washington, D. 0., April 20.—For tho Upper Lake region, stationary or falling barometer, warmer, southwest winds, partly cloudy weather aud occasional light rains. LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. iTbriilu, Time. (Bar. 688. W,, fresh... , 97 K.. brisk , Stliß., brisic. (, 42|H„ brisk 48 8., fresh I. 638.. fresh |. 6:68 a. m. 130.14. Ml 11:18 a. m. 30.04 C4| 2:00 p, ra. 22.001 Mj 8:53 p. m.,22,88' S3 1 8:00 p. m, { 22.57. 61 10:18 p. 111.122.801 681 Maximum thermometer, 09. Minimum, 46, GENERAL OUSEBVATIUNH. CnttiAOO, April SO—Midnight. Button. Bar. iThr Wind. lUlu Weather. Cheyenne 22.84 61 W., fresh.,.. ..... Pair. Blsmark 22.43 68 N„ light LL rain. Breckcnridge. 22.63 68 8. brisk,. .03 Lt. rain. Davenport.... 22.H0 ol|H. Vi., brisk Fair. Denver 22.87 70 W-fresh Cloudy. Duluth 28.70 as Calm Cloudy. Kscauaba.....i32,B3 37 N. W., gentle Fair. Oibson 32.88 00;8., gentle*... ..... Clear. Keokuk 138.83 60 8. E., fresh.. .03 Lt. rain, LaCroese... .. 28.74 01i0a1m,... .Clear. Leavenworth.. 32.73 CO H., brisk Clear, Milwaukee..,, 38.83 60 8, WT, fresh Clear. Omaha 22,66 08 8, W., fresh Clear, I'Uite 22.37 03 8. Vi., gentle Fair. Bt. Paul 38.03 03 N. JL, gentle Clear. Bait Lake 30.03 02 B. W.. fresh |Clear. THE MISSISSIPPI Special Ditvateh to Th* CMeaa* Vicksuubo, Miss., April 2(l.— Si commenced falling, the peninsula opposite the city naa been caving rapidly, and at 3 o'clock to* day tbe narrow nook waahed entirely away. At one point tbo gap is atoadldly increasing in width, and by to-morrow boats can paaa through without coming to Vicksburg. The cut-off la opposite tbe southern end of tbe city, and some 3 miles north of Grant's canal. The effect on mercantile interests will be light. THE END ON'T. ffoeefal DUvateh to The Chicago JWbuiw. UnwßXPovia, Minn., April 30.—Tbe newspa per difficulty, over which there baa been sola* urea, indignation mootings, etc* baa boon tot* tied. Tbo J*ioneer-l*rta» and Tribune will bo consolidated aa at first proposed, the Company guaranteeing to tbo citizens tbo ngbt of pur chasing the telegraphic franchise, oto., at a stipulated price at the end of live mouths, or before the expiration of two years, provided there is dissatisfaction expressed at tbe attitude of (he consolidated paper toward this city. ODD-FELLOWSHIP. Celebration Ycntcrdav of tho Flf ty-bovontli Anniversary of tbo Order. The Say at Rockford, Hl,—Oration of tho Hon. John H, Oborly—Toasts. Exorcises nt Lincoln nnd llloomlngton, 111., Madison, Wls., Dubuque, In., Etc. ROCKFORD. ILL. Rvtciat IXnmteh to the Ch(ea<jo tribune. Tlockfoiu), 111., April 2fl.— Tho Odd Followa* flfty-noventh annual celebration of Odd-Follow ehin In America, which took place in Jlocaford to-day, nas a moat complete success. Tbo morning dawned, and fears were enter tained that It would rain, but. before the last delegation arrived, the ano commenced to ahino, and everything passed off In tbo mogt satisfac tory manner. The streets and stores wore beautifully decorated, and the immense crowd that came pouring in from all parts of the Hlato wag treated with tbo utmost hospitality. It was estimated ttiafc over 4,000 Odd Follows attended. Excursion trains came In from all partg nntll 2 o'clock, when tbo proces sion commenced to form. Thu following was the order of the procession. It must, however, bo remembered that nearly every lodge invited —in all 135—had two or more representatives. The following merely gives the lodges that wore represented In sufllciout numbers to make a dis tinct element in tbo procession: Qon. J. C. Smith, Marshal 5 the Great West ern Light-Guard Band of Chicago: battalion j Winnebago Lodge, No. 31; Freeport Lodge, No. 2311} Social Lodgo. 140; Davis Lodge. 3(0; Mt. Morris Land; Mt. Morris Lodge, Elyslau, 50; Itochollo Lodgo, Hick ory Grove, 230; Sterling Hand, Sterling l<odge, 174; I'ecalonlca Ledge, 173 5 Atnlwy Lodge, 171); Durrand. tihabbona, 14C; Lodu'c, ;i'j; FJgln, Kano Lodge, 47; Ilockwu, Hock liivcr Lodge, 63; liulolt, Mystic llockford Encampment, 44; Freeport Laud; Freeport, H. A. Douglas, 100; Luna, Centennial Encampment, 172; Warren Hand; Warren, Narih Btar Encamp ment, 83; Ilulvidcro Band; Uelvldcrc, Dig Thornier Lodge, 29; Darlington. Wisconsin Lodge, 171; Fort Dearborn Lodge, Hilvcr Link. Chicago. 64 ; Itocham l>ciu, No. CJO; Chicago Lodge, SS; First Swedish, 471). By 4 o'clock the procession, which num bered I,SOU Odd Fellows by actual count, reached tho fair grounds, when niter music by Uio Forest City Band, prayer by the Chaplain, aud the usual anniversary exercises, tho Hon. John 1L Obcrly, M. W. O. XL, of Cairo, Hi., was intro duced, and, amid frequent applause, delivered one of tho finest orations ever given lit this city. He said ho would endeavor to tell his hearers what Odd-Fellow- ship was in its precepts and practices, and endeavor to prove it a liberal contribution to tho well-being of mankind. Ho theu spobu of tho Legend of tho Order of Odd-Fcllowshlp,—Friendship. Love, and Truth,— and said that those three words as defined by it wera comprised in nil the principles of tho Order. He then defined tho friendship ol Odd Fellowship to bo something tuoro than tho friendship defined in the lexicons, claiming that it was an affection for m-mklud proceeding from the doslro to do good, and from a favorable opinion of the dlvluo qualities of (bo bumal soul; that it was b;isod upon tho Golden Jtulo, aud comprehended the idea of tho unity of meu fur tho benefit of mankind— aggregated effort for tho good of tho human race, lu no other way, said be, cun tho world bo united in fraternity, for aggregated effort In morals is as neces sary lu tho aocotnplisbineul of groat results as In ag gregated effort in physics. This idea bu Illustrated by tho aggregated human effort that resulted in tbo bulidiug of tho pyramldn and tho clearing out of tho American Continent. Contrasting lu this part of bis speech tho America of a century ago, with tho America of to-day. As in physics, so in morals; every groat result in morals ■ has tlown from tho efforts of men uud wumou milting lu one purpose, aud aggregating effort. In this way moral continents bavo been cleared out. The found ers of Odd-Fellowship had not failed to profit by situatious liko these; and consequently hod made tho friendship of tho Order embrace tbo idea of ag gregate effort for the benefit of tho human race. This unity, tbo speaker said, was the friendship Into which Odd-Fellowship desired to lead all mankind. He then ttassed to a consideration of the loyo of Odd-Fellowship, and, after saying that Love had walked with man over since the begin- ning; bad been at every cradle sod at every grave; it has tuned the shepherd's reed, sharpened tho war rior’s sword, and controlled (bo destinies of nations. Ho declared that this was not tbo Loro of Odd-Fcllow ■blp, for it know nothing of tbo blind boy-god of the bow and arrows; it was, bo said, a boalthy aud stal wart sentiment, a good Samaritan going up and down tbo world with oil aud wine, seeking to help those who had (alien tuto misfortune, aud stripped of their rai ment, atid wounded. That It gave bread to the huu (try. always run to relievo distress; using word* to tail, not blown to drive, and to wnaknws Riving Its strength. Thu truth taught by Odd-Fellowship. ho M ild, embrace* whatever has been culled Industrial, political, and philosophical veracity; Inculcat ing at ouco tuu ncoossity of accu racy of statement and fidelity to en gagements; tmpartlaUty and freedom from party spirit, passion, and prejudice. These, comprehenslvo ly stated, wore the precepts of tho Order, and iu their details Included all that was best lu religion, morals, and politics; but had about them not even tho flavor of scouullstu, sectarianism, or purtisunism. The speaker then undertook to show that Odd-Fellowship practices what it preaches, uud iu this connection gave statistics of the Order showing that since Its establish ment it had expended nearly |C5.003,1M) in relief. The lastofilcml statistics for show tint 173.269 sick persons received benefits; they had relieved 6,070 wid owed females; hurled 3,0 TH deceased brothers: paid f»rthe relief of brothers. $331,351.43: fortbs relief of widows, $160,*•85.39; lor tho education of (orphans. $1(1.7*6.13; burial of tho dead, $.*23,91-3.01; for special relief, $3.1,115.61; by the Encampment llcllcvcr. slsh,- M3.3C, making a total of $1,5.11,1161.13 oxjwndod lu relieving distress, burying tho dead and taking care of the orphans. Tins, In addition to the large sums contributed by individual members of which no record la made. Those fans, the houoro blo gentleman said, only told part of the good work the Order had done. In proof of this ho clto l the aid eont by Odd Follows to tho sufferers of the Chicago Fire: and drew a picture of tho yellow fever posti lenco iu Memphis, praising tho heroism of Odd-Fellow- Fellowship lu that time or dismay and desolation, and stating that many of them sacrificed their lives. Tho •itenkcr then answered some objections to Odd Fellow snip. To the objection th .t U was a it-crel) soviet)-. ho opposed the assertion by proving that it was no mom a rveret society than the family; and is tho ob jection (hut It was* useless institution, undertaking to do what the church hod a right to do, ha said those who made the objection have forgotten that where John sold to the Master, "M's saw one casting out devils In Thy name, ami he fullowi-tb not us, ond wo forbade him became he iollowuth not ut>," tho Master replied, •' Forbade him not, for he who la not against us is on onr part." It Is (rue, a.ild tho speaker, our Order Is not so acquiescent lu their disci pline, but because of this shall wo not be ]«rmitted to do any good work? The modern John* who say so should learn of the Master. Elaborating the Idea, ho aald that, since all tho world oould nut worship at the altar of the same religion, and it is desirable that a common platform upon which men nf different sect, party, or nationality can stand and work for the common good ofoIL An Order like Odd-Fellowship is necessary for the well-being of society; It brine* men together and unites them in good works; teaches them to know each other as friends; to listen to tho still, sad music of humanity and feet that this labor is the world's men, who might otherwise dwell apart, “ rapt in solitude," iniadhlduailtyand Bolflahnosa. Tho lessons Odd- Fellowship teaches are as broad as (he wqrld ; an ap peal to all hearts la all lands iu universal language and emotions. It thus presents a platform upon which all am unite In olilces of human benefaction, and it looks forward with confident hope to the dawning of tho time sung by the poet Whittier at tho Loxlugton Cen tennial not hmg slnco: " Tho bridal time of Law and Love, Tho gladness of the world's release, When War, sick at the feet of i'oace, Tho hawk shall nestle with the dote. •* The golden ege of Brotherhood, All known to other rivalries Thau of the soft humanities. And gracious interchange of good.'* But tho world, we are (old, is full of iniquities, and that society is lamentably deficient In many of the elements of perfect happiness. This was admitted. But there was much beauty in the world that every body could not see, and which the wand of fraternity could make visible: this was tho wand used by Odd- Fellowship, and would yet display to tho world the magnificent prospect of human goodness now hidden In (ho heart of man. A picture was then drawn of a sunrise, tho dawn coming first, standing tiptoe on the mighty mountain-top, followed by the rislug sun, bringing the impalpable glory of light, driving tho shadows of night awsy and transforming darkness into fruitful hills and glorious valleys. Thus, he said, would the principle of Odd-Fellowship and of kindred societies dispel the darkness seen by so many In tho world, and display to the eyes of men moral landscapes, beautiful and grand, decorated by all the fragrant blossom* and flowers of human goodness*, aud peaceful in the calm sunshine of perfected happi ness. lie Ibeo closed with s reference to tho origin of IheHoclelyat Baltimore, in 1813. eulogising its founder, Thomas Wlldey. To the name of Thomas WUdey properly pays a high tribute of grateful rw xucmbrance. This la one of the names that have been written in tho augcl’a book of gold, among the names of thoeo who loved hie fellow-men. Mr. Obcrly re tired smid the enthusiastic Aers of the vast assemb lage. At 6:30 the banquettes commenced, alter which the following toasts were given and responded to hy the respective gentlemen * ... 1. “ Odd-Fellowship; lu moral and social Chirac tor istlcfl." liespouded to by ibu Uev. Brother Webber, of Bolvidere, IU. ~ .. , . 2. " The Founders of Odd-Fellowship • though dead, their works still live," lU-apoudvd to by M. C. Kamos, of Chicago. 3. "Our Motto— F., L. T.: The triple chain that binds us to Clod, our country, and our fellow-man." llespouse by I*. Bulky, of Dixon. 4. •* Odd-Fellowship: IU past, present, and future." Bespouau by W. F. bnecuy, of Book Island, IU. 6. “ Thu Emblems uf Our Order. lUrs’s our heart. CuiOAOO, April 20. iWo'tbi Fair. .Fair. iFslr. Cloudy. Fair. Icioar. the river and horo'i our hand." Response by Stephen F, Drown, of Chicago. «. •* April wt, IH7A, In Rockford : Tho day and Its Doings." Response by F. B. Hill, of MadUon, Wia. 7. M The Daughter* of Rebecca: With willing mind*, warm hearts, and dnsteroin band*, ever ready to rejoice with u* in prosperity, succor us in advert* Jty, and decorate for our rejoicing on occasions like this." Response by Oen. J. O. Smith, of Chicago. A. ‘'Tbs Cosmopolitan Character of Our Order: Here men of every nation, tongue, and creed, meet as brethren of our family/ Response by Brother F, Broaa, of Cairo, 111. 0. "OurHluter Jurisdictions: Actnatod by a noble Impulse, they, too, am bearing aloft (ho tanner of Odd* Fellowship and bringing sheaves fur the general re* Juicing." Response by Brother J. tl. Virlanso, of Mineral Point, Wls, 10. " The Grand Enrampment. and the flrbordlmt* F.nrnmtimcnl* t Their robllonrhl|) to Odil>Follu«*blp generally. l ' Jfaaponno by J. Krolu, of Frooiort, 111. 11. •• The Grand Lodge of llllnola: Holding in Ita keeping Do- Interceta of 20,000 Odd Fellow*, wise In iu fagfalalfan, and fortunate in (ho refaction of Ita nincerr.” lto*pon*o by Brother J. U. Obcrly, M. Vf. O. M. ( of Cairo, HI. u. . . The Grand Lodge of (bo United Rtatos; Its nut and ]>rticnt." Hennonso by Judgu J. O. Uogert. of Chicago, 111. The culmination of the proceedings vm ft grand concert at Floral Hill, and a IaII at Brown's Hall. Thn former watt given by the Oreat Western light Guard Band of Chicago. >'o leu Uuq seven bands were to attendance. BLOOMINGTON. ILL. Spftiil iii'p iKh (o Thn Chifai/n THhun*. Dloouinoton, 111., April 26.—This morning regular ind special trains from all directions brought to Bloomington delegations of Odd-Fellows to the Burn- er of 1,600, and pcrh&iHi as mauy more visitors who )ok advantage of the excursion rate* to visit Bloom igton and inrtlclpato iu the Odd-Fellows' celebration f the fifty-seventh anniversary uf tho establishment f Odd-Fellowship in America. T*;« aay was very leasaut,*and everything pswwd off smoothly and hap- pily. Thoproccßßlon formed r.t 1 o'clock. and paraded the city In the following order, to the tau ic >.t »lt fine brass bands: H<pud of; ,llc«; LWjromßton Hand; Upland Lodge MS, of i!l./jimn.a-x*; L.inrredithi) ; of Bloomington; IPmonibrance. 72, of JJi Undine, 6<n. of fllojmington ; Gllnoo, r., .1, of GiUou. Morning, 432, nf Fethian; Heyr.*; 1 .', 4<j, cf llcy. worth; Wcuona. 293, uf Wenoua; I.t 233, of Wi. pells; McLean, 2>)6. of Lexington; . -ml, 193. of Decatur; Mt. Pleasant, 120, of Farmer C.ty; D* nail a. «.2, of Danville; Decatur, 03, of Decatur; carriages rontsintug tho nraior of the day, tho Hon. George Wendliug, of Khtlbyvllle*, Mcleau Encampment, TJ, of Bloomington ; chaplain and other dignitaries: May or Ftmk and his sucrr-Hor, Mayor-elect Kteero, and metnLera of the City C-undl and their succes sor?. Tho oration of the day ws«* spoken at Durley llsll, and was a charmingly ekgaut and logical address. Anniversary exercises and musical selection* by the Bloomington band and ny singers occupied the rest of the afternoon programme. In the evening dancing was In order at Pbainix Hall, Schroder’s O]M-ra-House, Udirkottcr's Hall, and an amateur literary and musical entertainment was given at Durley Hall. In pursuance of proceedings had at a meeting hold at Chanijtaign last fall for tho purpose of making a united effort to celebrate tho anniversary of the Order of Odd-Felluw* each year in a dls trict bounded by a lino drawn fom Decatur to Bloomington, Cneuoi, Paxton. Danville, Mattoon. and back to Decatur a delcgato-mcctlng was held In tho ball of Remembrance Lodge to-day, and a permanent organization was formed by adopting a constitution and by-laws, and electing officers for the ensuing year. The officers are ad follows :J. W. SjiauMlng, of Champaign, President; Theodore Beige), of Cham paign; J. Y, Stevens, of Champaign; J. H. Jtillcr. of Dituvlilo; It. A. Oonueb. of Paxton: J. \V* Boybolt, of Cbenoa; and Amos Kemp, of Bloomington, were elected Vice-Presidents ; Dr. E. A. Kratz, of Cham paign, Secretary; H. T. Blurry, of Uhampaign, Cor rcsi>ondfug Secretary ; J. D. Conkliug, Treasurer, Cuatnpalgn was selected ns tbo placo where the cele bration will be hold next year. DUBUQUE. lA. sp«cfaf rh Is Tht Chicago JVfftunv. Dcdcqdk, la., April 20,—T0-day was tbo fifty seventh anniversary of Odd-Fellowship in tbo United States, and Imposing ceremonies made it a gala day In Dubuque. On the arrival of the train from tho West the Committee of tbo city mot the delegates, and, escorted by a band, proceeded to tho chief lodge, from which place ail the lodge* marched in pro fession, led by Cblcf-Xlarsbal P, W. Crawford and aids, accompanied by bands through tbo principal streets of tho city, and then to the XI. E. Church, where they were addressed by Orlando XlcCrancy. P. Q. XL, and Charles O. Kretchmor, P. O. M., aud then dismissed until this evening, when they will partake of a sumptuous banquet. Altogether it has been a very successful celebration and largely attended. MADISON, WIS. Special ZHtpatrh to Tht Chicago Tribune, XUmsoff, Wls,, April 23.—The fifty-seventh anni versary of Odd-Fellowship lu America was fitly cele brated by tho Odd-Fellows of this city and vicinity in tbo Assembly Chamber this evening, wbere a Urge audience was assembled, and the legend, *• 1819-1870,'* in evergreen, was prominent among tho decorations. There was fine music, vocal aud Instrumental, intro ductory address by David 11. Wright, one of tbo lead ing members of tbo Order in tho State, an eloquent address on the objects and good work of tbo Order by the Bov, U. Btono Richardson, of Janesville, recita tion by Prof. Hudson, and dancing begun at 10:30, FORT WAYNE. IND. ffPtcCal Dupateh to 77i« Chicao<' Tyd-vne. Fort Watkk, Iml., April 30.—Tho fifty-seventh an niversary of Odd-Fellowship was celebrated hero to day by a very Imposing demonstration, In which mem bers of the fraternity hero Joined by largo delegations from Auburn, Decatur, BluUton, Huntington, New Haven, and other neighboring towns. Along proces sion passed through (he principal streets. The Lodge buildings were handsomely decorated. To-night ap propriate exercises, comprising music, addresses, etc., aro lu progress, also a grand Odd-Fellows' boll. COUNCIL BLUFFS. Coitvczz. Bluffs, la., April 20.—The fifty-seventh anniversary of American Odd-Fellowship was cele brated to this city to-day with imposing ceremonies. Delegations from eighteen towns participated. Two hundred Omaha Odd-Fellows were present. The number of strangers. in the city was not less than 2,000. Tho lion. John Van Valkenbcrg delivered the oration in response to tho welcoming address of Col. W, P. Sapp. The newly-built Ogden House was used In which to dine tho visiting brethren. Seven bauds were present. The occasion was one of tho most pleasurable reunions in which the Odd-Feilowa of Western lowa over participated. QUINCY. ILL. Qtnscr, HI., April 30.—The fifty-seventh anniver sary of tho institution of the Order uf Odd- Fellowship In America was s celebrated in this aty to-day by tho Quincy lodges aud lodges from Barry, Columbus, and Fowler, 111., and Lagrange and Canton, Mo. The celebration opened with a grand parade by tho homo and vislliug Lodges at 10 o'clock, which was followed by appro priate anniversary exercises at tho Opera-House, tho feature of which was ao address by tho Her. Edward Anderson. This craning a grand Odd-Follow*' boll is being given lu 000 of tho halls of tho city. LINCOLN, ILL. Srsrtal iXnxKrA to Tf>t Chie&io TWbuae. Likcolk, 111., April 26.—Tho Odd-Fellows’ lodges from all points iu the county gathered hero to-day to celebrate their fllty-aovcuth anniversary lu seeing our city, partaking uf a grand supper, and participating lu a dance this evening. Thu hall is decorated in fine style, aud all are enjoying themselves. INDIANAPOLIS, IND. SWrial/Miro/i-ao Tht CKtraoo Triimn*. iNDUsarous, April 26. —OJd-Fcllows of the city made no general demonstration to-doy, tho anniver sary of tho Introduction of Odd-Fellowship into tho United Htatos. Two uf tho ludges celebrated the occa sion lu their halls. GI2NTBNNIAU PHILADELPHIA. FQtLADELrniA, I’a., April 26.—The blockade of loaded care at tbo Centennial grounds, which threatens to become bo groat as to hopelessly eonfuao mstcora at tbo time of tbo opening and make the exhibition as incomplete as that of Vienna, is being rapidly reduced by system and energy, and it seems certain now that at least throo-fourtha of tho goods will bo in place ou the opening day, and new arrangements are under discussion by which it wHI bo possible to bave it all in order. CORRECTION. Sjueiat Dwpa'rA Co 7'As Chteaao TVfttmr. Madison, April 26.— Your Washington cor respondent does injustice in saying the Cate memorial was kopt back by Democratic State officials, though filed In the office of the Demo cratic Secretary of titato. The duty of forward ing was devolved on the Governor, and that it was not cent waa an oversight in the Executive office. STRIKE IN A PRINTING OFFICE. St, JoaEi-u, Uo.. April 26.— The Union em ployee oo tho Gazette struck this evening aad quit work, because the proprietors of the paper announced that they would shortly employ non union men. No paper will he issued to-morrow morning, bat, after that, tho paper will appear aansoaL OBITUARY. Oprrtat DtspatoA to Tht VhUaaa Tribunt, Milwaukee, April 26.—William WaigU died to-day. Ho came to this country with Kossuth as bis private secretary, found bis war to this city, and settled here, obtaining a precarious living painting window shades and teaching drawing. One of bis sons is employed in the composing-room. FOREIGN. Heartrending incidents Attend ing the Burning of tbo Boucn Theatre, A Woman Suffrage BUI Defeated in the English Commons. Debate on the Imperial Hallway BUI In the Prussian House of , Deputies. FRANCE- TUB AIOEUUN INStJUUKCTIOW. Aumms, April 20.—The insurgents are sur rounded by French troops and must surrender. the docks POKCE. I.ondo.w, April 20.—50 far eight corpses hare been removed from the ruins of the Theatre dcs Arts, burned at Boucn last night. About seventy-five persons wore in tho theatre when the tire Lroko out, hut tho oxact number of vic tims is not yet ascertained. London, April 27.—A Baris correspondent save tho fuo in the Theatre Pcs Arts, m Boost), broke out while tbo actors were dressing fur tho performance, and was discovered before tho public were admitted. Tho llames spread rapidly. Tho outlet* - r th • building wore so narrow that the mil ,ol ni'i.i' here of tbo chorus and BUpornnm-‘r.irie.i th ■ <• i . sod the poor people crowds! di*; -iuaov.-c. many leaping from them upon tho bedding piled b-do'w by tho inhabitants. Oao chorus* hini/or w*n viHiblo for an hour m an upper window, Duvotid roach of holp. Four soldiers were killed and fourteen wounded in endeavoring to save lives. About fiftv persons were badly injured. A leading singer. .Mmo. Bzy-, entered the burning building in search of lior husband, and perished it) tho llanios. . The Tim**' di-palcb from Paris save the theatre at Uouou continued to burn until noon yesterday. Tho fire was caused by a gas let ig niting a curtain. In addition to the victim* whose bodies have already been found, four persons died in hospital and four soldiers aro missing. Twelve houses adjacent wore destroy ed. The total loss is estimated at SIOO,OOO. GERMANY THE UAII.WAT DIED. Berlin, April 2B.—Tbo Prussian Chamber of Deputies has commenced tlio discussion of tho Ilailway bill. Bismarck, in bin speech, cm* pbutioally declared that the resignation of Herr Dolbruck was unconnected with tbo railway question, and was aolclv duo to bis health. Nut the slightest dillcrcnco of opinion existed between himself, tba Emperor, and Delbruck. Uc would have preferred tbo postponement of the moat important question to tho resignation of Herr Dolbruck, if resignation was avoidable. Bismarck afterwards made another speech, in winch he urged that It was intolerable that Ger many should bo out iu pieces in rcgaid to tbo railway system. 11a said tbo Imperial Constitution could only become a reality iu railway matters when tbo railways wore transferred to tho Empire. The Empire, however, could not acquire them ngalmil tho Mill of the separate Slates, It was not in tended to do anything precipitately, but proceed Step by step. It was desirable, above ail tilings, to banish all idea of political iutnguo, and ta«o a purely commercial view of tbo matter. TURKEY. TUB BIGG I. or Mcnc, lUarflA, April 20. —The garrisou of Nlctio made a sortie on Friday last to procure pro visions from Paosjcka, but were repulsed. It is skated (bat Niculo is reduced to extremities, tbo Samson and inhabitants subsisting on boras csb. talk ok armistice. Berlin, April 2G.—Nows current in diplomatic circles strengthens tho chance* of renewed armistice, and successful negotiations with tbo insurgents. DEPORT DENIED. London. April 2G.—A Vienna dispatch flays tbo Austrian Government officially denies any intention of occupying Bosnia. SECOND-HAND IT EH. London, April 27—5:30 a. m.—A Vienna dis patch sojb tbo Porto bos boon diplomatically cautioned against arming tbo Mahometan popu lation in the insurgent provinces, owing to the danger of awboleeale massacre of the Christians. GREAT BRITAIN. FAILURE. London, April 20.—Eugenio Lopez, merchant in Broad street, E. C., has failed. Hia liabilities are .160,000. WOMAN BCFFttAOB. London, April 26.— 1 n tho House of Commons the bill for removing tbo doctoral disabilities of women was rejected— 239 against 152. Jacob Bright, Henry Fawcett. Forsyth, and other well known Liberals, supported too measure. John Bright, however, strongly opposed tbo bill m the interest of tbo women themselves, as the principle of tbo bill was untenable and was con tradicted by universal experience. AUCTIO VOYAGE. London, April 27—S a. m.--Tbo Arctic steamer Pandora will sail May 25 on a voyage to tbo North. DENMARK. NATIONAL ELECTION. Oopeniiaorn, April 26. —Tbo election for the Lower House of tbs Rigsdag resulted in the election of seventy-four opponents of tbo Gov ernment's National Defenses bill, an Opposition majority of 46. The Hoauo was recently dis solved because there was a majority of 18 against tbo measure. Among its defeated sup porters aro Klein, lately Minister of Justice, and Count Holstein do Holstoiuborg, late X’resi dent of tbo Council. Tbo loaders of tbo Oppo sition aro all elected, and tbo country is greatly excited. A fresh dissolution of the Folketbuig Is inevitable. BARBADOES. UECALL OF THE UOVEIINOH DEMANDED. London, April 26.—A deputation of Ibe West India Committee waited on Lord Carnarvon, and. urged tbo recall of Gov. Hennessey from Barba docs. Lord Carnarvon replied that no such action could bo t&kou without evidence. Ho pointed to intelligence which showed that Gov. Hennessey had mauifestod a disposition to moot the diftioullios boldly. Tho delegation might rest assured that no pains would be spared to ascertain tho real facts and restore tranquillity. AUSTRIA. TIIK UCNOAIUAN UimCDLTT, Vienna, April 26.— The Hungarian Ministers have again placed their portfolios at the dis posal of the Emperor, and negotiations have re commenced in consequence of tho dissatisfaction of tho Hungarian Deputies at tho terms of the proposed agreement. MEXICO. FINANCIAL CRISIS. Bax Fhaxcihco, Cal,, April 20.—A latter from Mexico says tho silver question there is vexa tious, causing an advance of 25 per cent in tbe price® of many articles. SPAIN. IX TUB COBTE3. Madrid, April 2Q.—Congress baa passed the first three clauses of tbe now Constitution. LATE LOCAL ITEMS. At about 5 o'clock last evening, W. 11. Orey and Cbarles Johnson, tbe engineer and clerk at tbe Broroort Uouso, entered Hoorn 05, and found a transient guest, registered under tbo name of H. B. La Hice, lying dead in bis bod. Ho came to tbo hotel on tbo 3d of tbo present month, and claimed to bail from Wisconsin, but beyond this no (acts are known concerning him, and oven these were accreted by the intelligent butol clerk. Tbe body wai taken to IboMorguo, where the inquest will bo held today. Whether it wai a case of sudden death or of suicide is as yot unknown, but luasmuob as nothing was found upou bis person by which bo could bo identified, tbe latter is suspected. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Edward Jacobs, a half-witted baker, full of comical doings and sayings, so much so that bo has become a standing post of ridicule in tbe German comlo papers, about 0 o’clock last even ing attempted suicide by shooting. His wife is a buxom body, who puts up with but very little of her liege’s nonsense, and occasionally gives him a sound drubbing. A few davs ago Jacobs engaged a foreman for bis bakosbop. which is located under his residence, No. 50 West Ran dolph street, but yesterday be became jealous of him and at once discharged him. For tins bis wife scolded, and be taunted her with being 100 tail* mate with him. Bbe remonstrated by riving him a good raffing, at the end of which too re tired In a state of towering Indignation. Bo aft once monnted a table, and, after scathing his wife's character In a tirade weltering with oaths, bn called upon her to witness how a brave man could die. Then, drawing a small revolver, he placed bis loft band over bis left oar and blazed away, a second shot followed and lodged In blfl left hand, and then he wound np with a "tiger" Qtcd at random. Bis first shot in some unac countable way failed to do any serious dam age, the blast spiriting away a fow of 'bis raven locks, while the bullet lodged but a little say nndor the skin of the ear. Medical attend ance was at once summoned, and the ballet easily extracted. Jacobs’lnsanity Is caused by too much drink, which bo imbibes from a bar which ho has furnished for bis own patronage at (tie roar of bis shop,* and It Is supposed that the rot-gal of bla own saloon prompted the at tempt at suicide. IBs wife thinks seriously of giving him a good eouud boating to end op with, and then turn him oyer to the county authorities. SALE OF GOVERNMENT LOGS. Svtfial Dunatch ft TM CAtNKM Tnban*, Oshkosh, Win., April 20.—J. 0. Bridgman, Menomonee Indian Agent, to-day held a Gov ernment Rale of logs out from the reservation, amounting to 14,000,000 feet. Fight million feet on Wolf Btver brought $7 per thousand, and d.uOu.hOii f»v:t on Oconto River $4.67. B. ln .Millati A Go. and Bray A Choato, of this city, were thu highest bidders. SAN FRANCISCO ITEMS, n >-.r Fiuncwo, April 20.—Dom Pedro visited *Ji<-.-'iiic L nivorntty to-day, and received anum r.i:f of vi.-itois umillcially. i’l.uiii M. i'aixloy, one of tho Chinese Com nisnioiicrH, left for Washington to-day. IBs co adjutors will follow iu a fow days. BUSINESS NOTICES. Thi« float * All!—T. R. Pntmnti, Cov ington. 1M„ was c ire 1 of kidney disease by uaingooly A i / a t.-ottlo of WiFlurt a I'lne Tree T»r G’ordUl, while Mr. Packard (>lru(t>{lHt in anno town) was also benefit ed by wlut ruinniui-d In the bottle 1 Thoroughly curse rote (bruit and dUcastd lungs 1 RttrnctPi Cncontnc kill* dßtidrnff v slUya Irritation, sod promoics tho growth of hair. DRESS GOODS. W.iSAGo. IMMENSE BARGAINS IN In order to reduce our large stock of Dress Goods, we have made GREAT REDUCTIONS in PRICES, and call particular attention to the following BAR. GAINS: 100 pcs Gray and Brown Serges at 20c yard. 100 pcs Diagonals in all the new spring colors, at 25c. 75 pcs All-Wool Dehego at 30c. 50 pcs All-Wool Cretonne at 37 l-2c. 25 pcs All-Wool Camel’s Hair at 50c, sold elsewhere at 75c. 25 pcs G 4 All-Wool Camel’s Hat 75c, worth Mly $1.25. 50 pcs Plaids, in Gray and Brown Effects, reduced from 50c to 30c. The above are aU new, desii> able Goods, and undoubtedly the BEST VALUE offered in Chicago. USiPSi&CO., SHOOBSSOBS TO SIMPSON, NORWELI& CO., AT THE OLD STAND, 79 & 81 State-st. liAOES. &o. IE WHAT WE ARE DOING! We now offer Tambour, Guipure, and Nottingham Laoo Curtains, Swiss and Nottingham Nets, Laoo Shades, and Laoo and Nottingham Lambre quins at great BAEGAINS. Plush and Embroidered Piano Covers at COST. We have new designs in Oretoiv Silk and Worsted Materials. NOBODY WILL offer you a larger stock of BEDDING, suck as Mattresses, Pillows, Comlorta and Blankets, Pillow Oases, &0., to select from, or at LOWEE FBIOE3 than we. Will you look at our large stock of WINDOW SHADES, which we sell lower than ever before. HiiMMa, 221 & 223 State-st. SHIRTS. NO ONE KNOWS How much condensed happiness is contained in a Shirt that’s OUT TO PIT, unloss they have had them madabyU, - HA BHI S & CQDB, 171 South OhttMt. 5

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