Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 1, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 1, 1876 Page 2
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2 lo pence or for war, llio bettor mao again made himself folt in tho dark •till night. Bat alasl no tnoro as a beautiful virion of inspiring hope, no more in Ibo ebapo of a ladder with angels leading up unto Heaven, but in tbn dreadful shadow of A woe-stricken conscience, in the form of a dark, nameless power at whose touch all bis strength gave war and bis loins shrank and shriveled, The pint stood before his mind a failure, bis life a fraud. The burden of etnfuioess weighed heavily upon hia eou), pressing bitter tears from bis eves. II was a fearful siona thus raging within hit heart, yet while by repentance it swept away tbs past like a mist, the future dawned unto him with now glory. Jacob, tho low, was subdued} Israel, the godly, ruse. Tbp sim planter was beaten, tho better mao won. Jacob s ignoble and trioky disposition baa. as you well know, been used by many to east a slur on the Jewish cbaraclsr and to discredit our people. Yet nowhere In Holy Scripture is the Intention shown lo justify or lo whitewash him. On tho contrary, the same prophets who point to Abra ham as tho noble “rock out of which we are hewn,” unhesitatingly (charge Jacob with meanness, classing him with tho JMienlolan, the deceitful traitor. More over, It is the scarcely concealed purpose of the sacred writers to blot out the name of Jacob, with tho blemish re-ting on It, and to replace It by that of Israel, eungoativo of their people’s divine calling. Indeed, Israel, llie champion of God aspiring to hoavon s high est gifts, is the true’ prototype of tho Jewish people, nay, of mankind. Open as the Sahara lies to tho singeing blare of the sun and tho sweeping force of tho hurri cane, so is tbo heart of the Oriental man, par ticularly of tho Bedouin, to tho glowing heat of pasaion and tbo free display of tho soul’s emo tions. It is the same as that of tbo highly-edu cated European, but, unchecked by tb6 restraints of civilized society, it in more apt to betray its secrets. Tho two different drifts of the human soul arc therefore tho more easily found in Jacob than in a man of modern cul ture. Nevertheless, they are there, tbo two spirits battling for the dominion. There selfishness in plotting against the feeble and tho blind. There goodness is over desirous to bring the world witbiu its own grasp. There hypocrisy ever tries anew to extort heavenly blessings from its rightful owner, and to tnrn their channel into itn own benotlt. Walking along the business streets and the lobbies of Congress, looking around among tradesmen or clergymen, at the bar or in tho executive offices of the laud, everywhere you meet with tbo “ sup planter” and the deceptive “kld-sKin." The sensual, tho earthly man claiming nature’s birthright is always first at band, cherished by mother earth with alluring gifts. flattered by fortune's favorable smiles. But tbo bettor man id long bidden. Tbo divine spirit yearning for tbo soul’s Innnor treasures, slowly develops Itself, often silenced, and, but at a late iionr, roused by trials ana tears. l)o not wait until tho crisis comes. Delay not noth the blasts of remorse make you feel with terror that there is more reality in the wants of tho soul than in all tho resources of your power and fortune. Selfishness is hell. To feel as G od fools for every creature, is to taste Heaven's sweetness. Lot your own pleasure fill other souls with Joy and gratefulness, make other peo ple’s suffering thnll with sympathy through Jonr veins, and yon torn earth Into Heaven, ead Into gold. Lot tbo animal within you eno eumb and Ood-llko love and righteousness pre vail, and tbo angels will shoot triumph noto yon. Pat pride and lust, tbo desire for gain and luxury, all tho appetites which drive the wheels of vour life’s fabric under tho control of tho Divine Spirit with in yon, and, like misty clouds around the rising and setting sun, they, with all their shades and hues, will form a golden chariot of victory loading yon unto Heaven's heights. Enwrap your mind with all its thirst for knowl edge, and your hoart with all its longing for tho good with your selfishness, and, like the serpent coiling aronnd tbo tree of life, it will, In all its enticing gifts, offer yon bat a scorch ing bell-fire and death. Conquer yourself ana you will be bailed tbo victor. But 1 do not despair. Do not fool forever cast off from Diivne grace bv a life stained with sin. You aro still tbo Prince of tbs Lord, God’s image, a divine champion. Only lot tbo future atone for the past. Though bruised and wounded, do not give up tho battle until your better self has coined tho upper hand, and tho subdued, tho de feated. will at last bless you at the morning's dawn. But there is a higher lesson inculcated by our story in regard to tbo Jewish people. Puzzling and mysterious as Jacob’s wrestling is the struggle of bis descendants, through tbo ages, with a huge, namoioss power, in tbo gloom of a eight that seemed never to end, attacking them on all sides and crippling them, yet without subduing tbom. Beared and chased along by dread and hatred, yet, unlike Jacob, without any guilt of Us own, the Jewish people bhared its ancestors’ lot. Twice driven away from us home, denied tbo right to own land, excluded from human sympathy, checked and lamed in its growth by cruel prejudice and despotism, it has for centuries Doen the Pariah among tbo peo ple, tbo Cinderella among the nations. Its path is marked witii blood and tears, but seldom brightened by sunshine and roses on ibe way. A pilgrim, a fugitive every where, having nothing but a staff in bis band and God, tbo Clod of bis fathers, at heart, Israel, indeed, was tbo man of sor row, bearing tbo martyr’s crown on bis boad. And yet bo claims tbo victory over his oppres sors, behoves in his triumph over bis foes, pointing to God's promises, and confidently waiting for tboir fulfillment. But whore is our victory? Wo have boon promised a land flow ing with milk and honey, bat bad scarcely taken possession of it when wo lost it a second time, never to regain it. Wo have been prom ised to equal in numbers tbo stars of boaven and tbo sand upon tbo shore of the sea, but re mained a small people, scattered abroad over the earth, lacking influonco and power. True, Jews did everywhere rise to prominence, corn ing laurels In every branch of knowledge and industry, winning praise for tboir putlouibro py. They became magnates and kings in tbo money-market, loaders in political and scientific circles. And this no loss under tbo ruto of the enlightened Ptolomean, Persian, and Mohammedan Kings than under the liberal sway of modern times. Bui this is tbo success of individuals, not of the Jewish people; a tri umph of single Jews, not of Judaism. True, also, tbo ghastly light of barbarity bos fled before the rising sun of culture. Wo have been emancipated from social tbralldom overywbero to enjoy freedom’s air. But this is a right granted to the negro and tbo rod man no lees than to us. Which is tbo privilege wo as Israelites claim for ourselvoa ? Nature, with wonderful care, protects the weak and the feeble. Tho heart and the lungs, tho tender spots of tho body. &ro shielded with bone, tbu eves covered with lids to save them agalnat hostile attacks. The snail has i;s house, the plouder slag its autlort'. All the Inferior ani mals are possessed with some weapon of defense against tho supcnoi ones. .In like man ner, the subdued aud tho feeble among the nations neo cunning aud ■brewdnoss of arms against their masters. Thus continued oppression aud seclusion made tho Jew a cautious trader, a smart money-dealer. Bhylock is ths outgrowth, not of tho Jewish character, but of Christian hatred. Tho denial of the right to follow agricultural pursuits forced upon him greediness of gain. Continued expul sions wado him turn all ills riches into transfer able goods. These were tho weapons with which bo sustained himself against tho destructive plans of his persecutors. Yet this was only the moans by which, not the purpose (or which, Israel lived. This was tho shell, not tho kernel, of the Jew's life in tho past. BeUmd this armory of defense there was u heart flowing with love and benevolence tor mankind, with sympathy for any suffering fol low-being. Beneath those schemes fur gain, thouguts grappling with the highest problems of lilu, world-embracing, flashed through tbo brains. Behind' those dreary walls of the Jew ish quarter there was a garden in bloom, rich with blessings for humanity. Israel, the cham pion of truth, the dealer in mankind's noblest gifts, the trader in tho uatioo'e spiritual treas ures, was hidden, scarcely known to aa ungrate ful woild. The Jew has been made a nickname of. People would not acknowledge tlioir debt □Dio him; would not recognize bis claim on civi lization. What do Christians know of the Jew ish religion, whose milk and honor they still feed out* What do they know of Jewish mor als, whose pearls (hey linked (o form a wreath of glontlcatiou around a single Jew’a bead? Have they become awaro of the many brooks and rivulets bowing from Sinai and Zion, until deepening and widening into a stream, of wbiob Christianity at one side and lalamism on tbo other, form a river of salvation for mankind? Hid they ever think it worth while following up .Jewish history to eea the blissful inlhionoos, whether intellectual or material, the medieval agea derived from tbo Jews ? Pleased be Qodl There is a new morning dawning to turn our enemies to friends, to lianaform the martyr’s thorny crown into a dia dem of victory. Israel will, and must, be hailed the conqueror, ro spite of hla bruises and losses. In its bodily growth it has been crippled and beaten ;ua apirit has triumphed. In losing the land of its own, it woo tbo inhabited earth for the submitstou unto the God of its fathers and ilia kingdom, in giving up tis nationality and language, it blended its sublime ideas and lofty views with the no tions and Interests of all nations. To imbue humanity with Its teachings of truth and righteousness, it had to renounce all national elorv and might. Our mission Is not to subdue kingdoms under our rule; nor do wo anticipate the conversion of tho 1,401) millions of men living on earth to Judaism in name and rites. Sllootly, like the stars in tho sky, to shine tbrongh tho night until the daybreak of humanity, and to, by onr life and teachings, impress all hearts with the greatness of our Lord, is ibo task Imnoecd on us as sons of Israel. Beloved, we live to a time of groat departures. Mankind’s highest interest are at stake. Tho old paths of tho world aro being deserted ; tho foundations of society aro built on give-way. The churches aro tottering; faith is undermined. Materialism and Hplrttaslism ate the two dan gerous cliffs which threaten modern humanity with shipwreck. Israel baa to show the world a wav of safotr. Judaism is to servo as a beacon of light on 4bo atormv ocean. Like Jacob of old, wo have to wreslio with the dark power of superstition and of worldlinoss, with heathenism of whatever name or shape. Lot us not give up tho battle until wo have been granted the birth right as tho flral-born son among the nations as tho priest of truth, carrying God's ark of covenant before mankind. Porsovoringly wait ing for tbo great future, lot ns keen aloft onr banner never to surrender until wo have been recognized as tho champion of God and received the blessings of mankind. Amen. CHURCH DEDICATION. BT. VINCENT OF PAUL'S, UOMAM CATHOLIC. Tbo dedicatory exercises of tbo now Catbolio church sltnated on tho corner of Wobsleravcntie and Ogood street, called St. Vincent of Paul's, wero observed yesterday morning at 10:30 a. m. The attendance was very large, and tickets wore necessary for admittance. Tbe Ancient Order of Hibernians wore in attendance in good force, beaded by rnueio. Other societies wore ex pected, but owing donbilosa to tbo rather un seasonable weather they did not Join in tbe procession. Tbo services were long and impres sive after the Catbolio form, consisting mostly of chanting aud prayer. Tho Right Bov. Bishop Foley was tbe celebrant, assisted by Archbishop Lynch, of Toronto, and Bishop Rvan, of Buf falo. Tbe other clergy taking part woro the Bov. P. tV. i.oardon. Deacon ; Father Harris, Hubdcscon: Fathers Oakley and Dodyckor, Deacons of Honor ; and Fathers Oonwsy, D. J. Reardon, Batter, Edwards. McMullen, Anthony, Waldron, timltb, aud others. Tbe sermon was delivered by Arobblshop Lynch. He took for his text apart of the 31st chapter of Revelations, which speaks of tbo New Jerusalem. He com pared Christ and tho Oathoiio Church to the New Jerusalem in that it would eventually take tbo place of other churches, and oil else would be put aside. He spoke of tbe progress aud growth of Catholicism, and prophesied its ulti mate triumph. There were stroug battles to be fought and great work to be done. Nowhere, perhaps, was there so much opposition to tbo Catholic Church as In Chicago. Therefore tbo people ahonld have been more earnest in their labors. In other cities and lands Catholics wero bnytog up churches aud schools, and bo was glad to see it being done here. Ho exhorted those present tobriog op their children after tbe faith of the parents. They should be sent to Catholic schools and filled with the Catholic principles, that the cause might prosper. He be lieved in tho establishment of pariah schools, and that church and school should be adder tbo same roof. In closing, tho reverend speaker debated upon those doctrines of tbe Catbolio Church that teach a forgiveness of sin by tho prioat and the changing of bread and wine to body aod blood, and compared tbe priests or agents of God to the agents of a banking or railroad corporation. llts address was intently listened to, and a col lection was taken. Tbe now church is a structure of two stories and a basement, built of brick, and plain in its design. It fronts south, and is of abont 123 hr 76 in oxtout. Tho basement and first story will bo given to school purposes; the audionco-room is on Mjo second floor and seats about 600 per sons. The interior department Is not yet finish ed. It will not bo elaborate, but intended for durability. Father Smith will assume tbo charge, and it Is soon Intended to open a parish school. Hereafter other buildings will bo erected on the adjoining property for ohnrch purposes. RAILROAD CHAPELS, NINETEENTH AMNITZESAST EXERCISES, Yesterday afternoon tbo nineteenth annual anniversary exorcises of tbo Railroad Chapel wore bold in the Sunday-school room of the ed ifice, on State, south of Fourteenth street. Mr. 0. M. Henderson, Superintendent of tbo Sun day-school, led the exercises. Tbo hall was pro fusely decorated with spring flowers, tbo gift of the school. The ebapol la tbo child of tbo First Presby terian Church, and a credit to its foster parents. It was established in 1857 in a railroad car on the Michigan Central Railroad track, by Father Kent. From there it waa removed to a frame boose on Bnorman street, which was burned down in tbo great Are of 1871. The present bollding is used as a Mis sion, Sunday, and Industrial School. There aro about 600 scholars registered. The average attendance is over 876. Thin Mission is eminently for the benefit‘of the poor, and is doing a great and good work. It has bad in attendance during the nineteen years it baa been in existence over 16,000 per sons of tbs neglected classes of tho community. Previous to the commencement of the regu lar exorcises the children sang, under tbo lead ership of Prof. John Woollott, several hymns. Among them, "Savior, Liko s Shepherd Load Ue," “ Onward, Christian Soldiers," " 1 am but a Stranger Here,” and others. Tbo exercises were opened with the ebant sung by the children, •' The Lord Is in His Holy Temple," followed by tbo bymu, '‘Who soever Will." Tho " Gloria Palri" waa then recited by tbo school, led by Mr. Henderson. Tbo 07lb Psalm was ooxt ebantod. Bnpt. Henderson read a portion of the Scrip tures, from tbo loth chapter of Bt. Luke, begin ning at tbo 25tb verso. Tho hymn commencing: Pray, though the gate of mercy. This was followed ny a fooling pram by tbo Rev. Arthur Mitcboll. Tho23d Psalm was chanted, when "Savior, load us" was sung. The Lesson of the day was then read by tho entire school. “ The Armor of Usht" was nett snog, fol lowed bv tho hymn. “Hold the Fort.” By special request. Prof; Woollott saog “The Ninety and Nine” with much feeling. Tho Iter. D. Fletcher wae then introduced, aed spoko briefly to the children. He is the now pastor of tho chape), having taken tho place of rather Kent, who, through illness, is no longer able to labor in tho Lord's vineyard. The singing of the hymn. '• Watchman Toll Ta ot the Night," followed tue address, which consisted of several Interesting stories, and pleased tho children. The awarding of flowers to every echoltr of the school was then done by the Superintendent ami assistants. Tho “Better Land" was thou sung, after which tho Benediction was pronounced. MISCELLANEOUS. I'AhTOUAU Special DUpatch to The C7»(eujo TViotmr. Spiunohcld, 111., April 30.—The Rev. Edward Woolaoy Bacon, son of Dr. Bacon, has resigned the pastorate of the First Congrega tional Church hero, to take effect ta August next. A CIIUDCU DEDICATED. Savannah. April 30.—The Catholic Cathedral was dedicated with imposing ceremonies this morning. TUB OENEHAL OONPCIIENCE. iULTIuouE, April 30.— Tho General Confer once|of the Methodist Episcopal Cnurcb in the United States assemble at tbo Academv of Muaie to-morrow. With two oy three exceptions, all tbo Bishops are present, and a largo majority of the delegates. THE BROOKLYV NAVY-YARD. New Yobh, April SO.—The Congressional Com mitteo yesterday commenced a aoorot investiga tion of Brooklyn and Navy-Yard affairs. A Sylvan llooijack, A’tu l.itbun (in*.) Arffu*. One day last week a young man in one of the rural districts went into the woods to do tome work, and while there one of his boots fell un comfortable, and ho resolved to draw it off to see w hat was the matter. To do eo, be thought the crotch of a sapling that stood near him would answer the purpose of a bootjack. Ho tilacod bin heel in (be crotch and gave a pull, mt he slipped and fell on the broad of his back, with one of bis foot high in the air, sticking fast iu hia uew-fashionod bootjack. From ibis un comfortable position ho was unable to extricate himself, aud bo lay there struggling until 10 o'clock tbo next day, when he was dis covered and released by a party of fnonds wuo had boon hunting for him all the previous uight. Since his suspemuou, Lyman does not consider the sapling bootjack a great success, aud he will hereafter draw off hla No. ll'a with a conven ience that will not serve him such a dirty (tick as tbs sapling did. THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: MONDAY. MAY I, 1870. FOREIGN. Tito Stronghold of NioMo fit Lost Succored by Its Turkish Friends. Claim by the Insurgents that an Armis- tice Was Thai Violated. The Services of tho Intermediaries Re paid bj the Turks with Im prisonment- A Black Outlook, and an Imperial Con ference Forthcoming, Tho King of Dahomey Wants to Loam What the Abyssinian Learned In 1869, TURKEY. KtCBIO IUEVICTUALED AT LAST. SloftTAn, April 30.—'The following Is official! Mnkhlar Pasha telegraphs that be has entered Nlcslo in triumph after defeating Uio great mass of Insurgents at Proayoka aud occupying their tntrsuohmoute. Nicslo has boon roviotualod. I’LUCKT LITTLE EEH VIA. Belodape, April 30.—1 t Is stated in Oovorn meot circles that tbe militia has boon ordered to supply themselves, (o bo iu readiness to msreh at twenty-four hours’ notice THE TURKISH ADinNIHTTIATIOM LOVES MONTENEGRO Berlin, April SO.— Tho Porto baa sent a cir cular noto to its representatives abroad, dated April 27, instructing them to draw tbo attention or tbo various Governments to tho support given by Montenegro to tbo insurroatlou. The Porte disclaims any Intention of attooKiogMonlonogro. aud expresses confident hope that the Powers by their moral co-operation will contribute to tbo pacification of the insurgent provinces. It is stated that several Governments, lu answer, have declared that they believe Montenegro's intention to be peaceful. Sr. PerEusotmo, April 30.—Tbe Porto baa not asked for the armed intervention of the Powers, but merely their moral co-operation to prevent tbo insurgents from obtaining extraneous aid. AM IMPERIAL DISCUSSION. London, May I.—The lintki Mir says tho pro ject of forming Bosnia ami Herzegovina into a vassal State, under tho protection of Russia and Austria, will be discussed daring tbo Czar’s visit to Berlin. EMOLAKD IN HAUMONT. Tbo Russian Telegraphic Agency reports that England bas declared at Constantinople that sbo supports tbo other European Powers. Rep resentations have been made to tbo Porto on its persistency in resorting again to force whoa the Cabinets bad just succeeded In making an ar rangement for the rovictuabog of Nicslo by Montenegro. the bourses. of Bt Petersburg and Berlin rose on the con firmation of the report that Count Andrassy was to bo present at tbo Borbn meeting. UOW NICBIO WAS BEACHED. "When Mukbtar Pasha received tbo order to advance on ISieeic, tbo insurgents, in tbo be lief that a fresh armistice was concluded, bad returned to their homes. Montenegro is indig nant at tbo Turkish deception. VILLAINOUS BEHAVIOR. Tbo loaders of some peaceable tribes, who bad boon summoned to Podgantzs by the Turks to act as intermediaries with tbo insurgents have boon seized and conducted to Boutari. Tho fool ing of indignation la general in Albania. A Vienna dispatch to the Daily JVeto* reports that four Turkish Iron-ciads bare gone to Kick to protect tho disnmbarkatiou of troops. Tbo Vienna Tagblntt says it is rumored that tho Emperor of Austria Is about to proceed to Berlin. SPAIN. INTERNAL POLICT. Mad am, April SO.—According to official state ment, preparations for the suppression of the Fueros continue. The Government docs not admit tho question Is one for discussion. It wilt merely boar the views of delegates from tbo Basque provinces relative to administrative re forms. It is not true that the delegates received absolute instructions. Tbo Government never would accept such a proceeding. ANTI-CATHOLIC. London, May I.—A Madrid special to tbo Standard says Congress has rejected its clerical amendment reversing tbo religious-toleration clausa of the Constitution. a puebu complication. Tbo Times Madrid dispatch reported that the Clementina, a contraband vessel, was recently seised at Malaga by Spanish revenue officers. Tbo crew wero ordered below but refused to go. A sailor belonging to Gibraltar and a British subject was shot, wounded, and loft without help threo hours, so that ho hied to death. Great indignation is felt by the British residents. Tbo matter is in the bauds of the British Min ister. AUSTRIA. EVERYTUINO ADJUSTED. Vienna, April 30.—Minister Tisza, of the Hun garian Cabinet, haa again tendered his resigna tion and submitted a Hungarian proposal to tho Emperor. As tbo bank vacation haa been com promised, and nearly all other important points settled, it is considered certain that both Austrian and Hungarian Ministers will retain office. It is expected that tho final decision with regard to the compromise will be published to-morrow. NOT SO LOVELY AFTER ALL. London, May I.—Tho Vienna correspondent of tbo Daily A’etos says the tension in negotia tions between Austria and Hungary, with refer ence to tho compromise, is extreme, It is said Andrassy sides with tbo Austrian Ministry, and declares he will resign if the negotiations fail. FRANCE. STILL MORE ELECTIONS TO " PIECE OUT.'’ Pauis, April 30.—Dnprat, Republican, was elected to tbo Chamber of Deputies in tho Seven teenth Aroudisaomoct of Paris to-day, by the following vote: Duprat, 6,001; Chabert, Radi cal, 3,690; Dosproa, Bouapartisl, 2,3‘J0. Slmeot, Moderate Republican, wan elected Deputy at Bordeaux to-day—vote : Slmeot, 0,431; Rayual, Radical, 6,065. OLD LVODDNOf. A public mooting was held at Lyons to-day attended by 3,000 citizens. A resolution in fa vor of complete amnesty was unanl-mously adopted. A KING BARBARIC. pnODADIUTI THAT UK WILL OKT ALL UK WAJITB. Loxuoh, April 30.— Advices from Capo Coast Castle report that tbo King of Dahomey baa re fused to par (bo boo recently Imposed on him for maltreating a Biitlsb subject, and has sent au Insolent message co the British Commodore inviting him to visit DaUomoy, wb<yo be prom ises to par tbo demand in powder and bullets. ALGERIA. vac ttBVOLT A PAILUUB. Paris, April SO.—Tbo rovoll in Algeria baa been completely subdued. Tbo leaders have been captured and aro bold as hostages for tbs good conduct of their tribes. MEXICO. I)UZ STILL UNUANOEU. New Your, April SO.—A Mexican special says Gon. Diaz occupied Oumargo unopposed. Nar raujo will Join him at Mior for the march on Monterey. A battle may bo expected at Paso de Loa Muortoa. ITALY. Flobence, April 30.—J. L. Graham, Consul of the United States, is dead. OBITUARY. New London, Conn., April 30.—Usury V. Haven, liepublican candidate for Governor in 1373, died to-day. Wasuihutoe, April 30.—Richard M. Corwlae, formerly of Ohio, an eminent practitioner of law before the courts lu this District, died last night, in hia C4th year. His remains will he taken to Cincinnati for Interment. Cant Kllquolle. Iu the practice of turning oard-coroors the upper left-hand uoroor denotes ••gfjsito,” and is used (or au ordinary call; the upper right-hand corner turned down means “ felicitation,” and Is for a visit of congratulations; the lower left hand corner, "conge,” represents a farewell call, and the lower right corner, “condolence,” expresses a desire to sympathize with bereave menU Tho mlo most generally understood is the turning of ono end of the card, which do uotoa ft wlah to eoe the ladlei of the family. IOWA, Lnvo’a Labor Won—Oarlona Railroad Incident—lmportant Rallrond-De* damn—Froake ol a Tornado—llo mnrUablo I'Uenomonon—Unfounded Charge Agotnst n United State* Judge. .V/*e(<sl Corrttrondinet of The Chicago Tribune. Dra Moines, la.. April 28. — I Ten yeara ago ft young man was sent to the Penitentiary from Marshall County. lie waa engaged to ft worthy young woman, and, when ho went to prison, she made tho Journey with him. lie was intoxicated when the crime wan committed, and otherwise wonld not have committed it. Tho woman baa kept her faith through all those years. She has regularly yieitod him, and, for the paat few yeara, has mado constant efforts to procure bis release \ but tho Executive haa turned a deaf ear to her entreaties, until, a short time ago, eho ap pealed to Qov. Kirkwood with each devoted zeal that be granted her roqnost, and, with the pardon in bor possession, she hastened to tho Penitentiary and presented bor papers. Tho prison doors swung open, and, leaning on the arm of him she bad lost and she made her exit, a happy ■mile of victory wreathing her face. Chaplain Williams courteously tendered his services to complete the fruition of their hopes; but tho patient maiden replied that, after ton years* waiting, a few hours' delay could be endured, eo that bar friends might share with her tho Joys of love's labor won. For her sake, names are suppressed. CURIOUS RAILROAD INCIDENT. It happened the other day on tho Burlington, Cedar Rapids A Minnesota Road. Tho passen ger-train stopped at Sharon, and, when the time was up, tho engineer pulled out (or the next elation, and when bo got there ho waa the lono somost man who overran a train, lie bad left the conductor, baggage-men, and every train man at Sharon, lie took the back track im mediately to recruit np. RAILROAD DECISION. An Important decision was made in Poweshiek County the other day i» iit**veo of Small to. The Chicago, Hock lelar ;ciflo Railroad Company. The action • the recovery of the value of a grain-elevator eurnod at Brooklyn, —the tiro having been sot by spams from a pass iog locomotive. There is upon the statute* hooka a law making Railroad Companies liable for fires sot out by locomotives, and providing further that it shall not bo necessary for the plaintiff In such case to prove negli gence on the part of the Company. The question of tho constitutionality of this law was rained before tbo Supreme Court last summer, in a case against tho Milwaukee & tit. Paul RaHroad Company, in which a recovery was sought for tho value of a fence burnod around a farm located a mile from the road, by a fire which bad crossed an open prairie that distance. Tbo Court sustained tho law. Under this ruling, therefore, tho case against tho Pock Island Company was simply ono of damages. The plea of negligence was barred. Ik was shown in evidence that Small bad tocoivcd from an Insurance Company tho sum of $1,1)00. The Jury gavo a verdict of $10,076 against the Company, from which, under instruction of the Court, tuoy deducted tho amount received for insurance, making tho judgment stand $16,076. This is the first application of this rule m this State. RICHES TAKE TO THEMSELVES WINDS. During the terrific tornado which passed over tbe western part of the State a few days since, from north to sooth, with much toss of life and properly, tbo house of Mr. O. Golnshoo, at Otisvlllo, Hardin County, was carried 30 rods from its foundation, with tbo family in it. Whan it lauded, it was torn to splinters. Throe per sons woio killed. Tho household furniture was scattered to tho four winds. In a straw bed was deposited SIOO rolled tightly in stiff paper twisted at each sod. Tho bed was torn to shreds and the money scattered broadcast. But SBS could bs found. During tho same storm a Mr. Sunderland, re siding uear Tabor, Fremont County, had a pair of pantaloons blown away, la tho pockets of which wore sllO. When tho storm reached Van Boron Couoiy, Thomas Cooper took warning, and, with his wife, hurried from their bed to tho open air. Scarcely had they done so when their house wont all into pieces. Nature, the next night, compensated Cooper by tho presentation of twins,—a boy and girl. ▲ CURIOUS PHENOMENON. Near lowa £ alls, m Hardin County, there re cently occurred a singular phenomenon. Dur ing the day suow fell, molting as it reached (ho earth. There waa no wind; and the next morn ing, a short distance from the town, on farms isolated from timber, the ground waa covered with snow-balls, from 6 inches to 2 foot In diam eter, the snow being light and lleeoy. There was no snow on the ground except these balls, which the farmers on whose laud they fell, said resembled a dock of sheep lying dowu. Tho occurrence is vouched for by reliable citizens who examined tho snow-balls, which vanished at the touch. A OUiUOE AGAINST A DOTTED STATES JUDGE. The Burlington Uatekeye, Davenport Gateile, and Dubuque Timet have discovered a marc's nest, and devote columns to show that Judge J. M. Love, of tho United States District Court, is gmlty of nepotism iu that he has designated tbo lowa National Bank, of this city, a a the de pository of tho funds of tho Bankruptcy Court, his brother, 11. K. Love, being Clerk of that Court and President of the Bank ; and they further ehargo that extortionate charges are made as foes, and hint that tho Judge and the bank arc in collusion to make money. As this la a serious charge to mako, 1 have examined the records and a little history, to get at tho root of all this matter. 1 find It is true that thla bank bos boon selected by order of tho Judge, aa stated. The general orders, *■ passed in March, 1875, of tho tiupieme Court, require tho several District Courts to designate depositories in which tho money la bankruptcy cases should bo deposited, and money bo depos ited can only bo drawn in such manner as the Judge shall designate,—that is, tho check must bo signed by me Jiidgo, or, iu special cases, may bo by a Register designated by tho Judge. A record is kept of all chocks drawn, showing to whom and for what purpose drawn. Too Clerk of thla Court resides at Dee Moines, and ho is virtually, under tbo law, custodian of the fund} and, if the Judge is to Lo held responsi ble personally for this fund, it is reasonable to suppose that he desires It so dianursod that he can keep watch of it. It would bo impracticable to have this fund deposited iu several places over the district. It would uot expedite matters at all. Aa the Judge has to sign all checks, bo might bo at Keokuk when money was to bo paid at Dubuque, or vico versa. The statement that tho usual balance of this fund on deposit is SIOO,OOO, is uot true. Tho Deputy Clerk informs mo that tho last balance was but $07,000, of which over $27,000 belonged to tho estate of B. F. Alien—a fact his creditors will be pleased to know. There has been no delay or difficulty In dls tiiimtiug this fund promptly. Assignees are furnished witii plain, pointed instructions, which, when followed, load to no dmiculty; but,, when they attempt to establish a contrary rule, they of course meet with obstructions aud delays. U is also natural that the Judge should desire to place this fund whore it would be taken care of, aud every indication leads to (be conclusion that ho has done so ; and there is no doubt that tho arrangement is highly satisfactory to all creditors of estates, because it will bring to them a larger dividend, as tbo records will snow such has heeu the case since this mlo was adopt ed, comi arod with former proceedings. But this plau is disastrous to professional As signees and a class of legal . cor morants who have la past yests male a living from bankrupt estates,—no records hating been kept to show what had been done. And here 1 will ventur* the opinion that a very email figure would cover tbo list of strictly bon es; Registers iu bankruptcy under the old rule, as the temptation was largo for elastio con sciences. But Judge Love has changed all this, aud a record is kept here of every dollar used or ptid out, aud tho books are open for Inspection atari times. Those who kuow Judge Lore kuow him to be as impartial, high-minded, honest man, above suspicion as to bis integrity. Tuo animus of these attacks upon him, as plainly apparent in the light. of history, is uirslv personal. The Uaxcktnje Is displeased because Judge Love aided lu defeating tbo law wnich was designed to put his Court ou wtieels, to oe carted about the Btato, tarrying for a time at Burlington. The Timex is evidently uoved by a certain transaction which occurred at tbo, term o( Judge Love's Court, is Ufti city, lu October, 1873. The Gazette is lu (be same boat with the Uairkeyc / and all of (item will utterly fall to disturb the Judge. The Gaxrils has not discovered that a Dtvuuport bank is tbs depository of Judge Dillon's United States Circuit Comt, Tbo Judge Isoldes at Davenport, and the deposits ate four times those of Judge Love's Court. Uawaxie. POLITICAL. Sangutnnry Progrnmmo Dald Out by tho Indianapolis De mocracy. They Will Wade In Blood If Ncconsary and tho Republican. Don't Object. Tlio Attitude of tho Independent Voter on the Presidential Question. Politics in Edgar County—Tho "OonTiol's Friend" in Bad Odor. INDIANAPOLIS. REMARKABLE POLITICS. Bvetlal DuttiUeh So The Chieaao Tribune. Indianapolis, April 80.—At a Democratic mooting held in the Fourth Ward laet night, William Wombaugh Introduced a resolution de claring that, as Democrats, they would oarry tbs election if it waa necessary to wade through blood up to their arm-pita. Judge Buakirk, of the Criminal Court, followed with a call for three cheers, which woro lustily given. Worn baugb was RECENTLY TIDED POR MURDER in Dunkirk’s Court, and, of course, was acquitted. This incident of itself shows tho animus of the Democrats, who arodetormined to carry the city on Tuesday at all hazards. The character of tho mon who are interested in tbla dirty work is fully sot forth in an affidavit to bo published in to-morrow’s Journal, in which Potor Malthor, of Knigbtitown, states that Capt. Thomas Madden paid him, in October, 1874. SIBO for tho purpose of hiring mon to go to Indianapolis and vote tho Democratic ticket on tho last Btnto election. Mad den is a member of the City Council, and author of tho rodistriettog ordinance. The contest is bo coming intensely bitter, but tho llopublicane are coutldent they will increase their popular ma jority to at least 3,000. THE INDEPENDENT VOTER. ns will fm'PouT muaxow Ton president. Ta tha Editor <3/ Ih» Chicago Tribune. Queen Ply, Wls., April 27.—Pour years ago a largo number of IlopubUeans went off from the regular Popublican nominee and voted for Qoraoe Greeley for President of tho United States. This defection was represented by four or five Influential Itepublloan Journals, at tho head of which wore Murat Halstead, Samuel Bowles, Horace 'White, William S. Qrosvooor, and Whitolaw Held { and also by a number of prominent men in publlo and private life, tho moat conspicuous of whom may bo mentioned Charles Sumner, Carl Bchurz, ex-Oov. Fenton, ex-Oov. Curtin, Qov. Blalh and George W. Julian. Mr. Greeley took such a fraction of the Re publican voto as, bad It boon added to the en tire or ordinary Democratic voto of the country, would have insured bis election. But while a great number of Republicans were mode to be lieve that Mr. Greoioy had become a Rebel sym pathizer, and would, to case of his election, be plastic In tbo bands of tho worst advisors in the Democratic party, there wore, on the other baud, a larger number of Democrats who wore not so easily deceived; who could not forgive Horace Greeley for his past Republicanism, and saw no Indication that bis hfc-long Republican convictions bad changed or modified. As a con sequence, they did not vole at all. or voted for Grant. One hundred thousand Democratic voters in the Slate of Ponoßylvania alone stayed at home on election day. The Republicans who liberalized in that cam paign wore abused and vilified without measure or moderation. Their standard-bearer, Ur. Greeley himself, accustomed all bis lifo to hot political warfare, was yet unprepared for the malignant and malicious assaults of those who ought to have been his friends, and his heart burs led. Tho blowers and strikers and party organs have never forgiven these Liberals, hut on tho contrary neglect no opportunity to vituperate tho temerity of those who served their own con victions of duty and braved the party lash. Perhaps no one man in tho Ohio cam paign lost (all did more to insure Repub lican auccoss than Carl Bchurz, yet the Inter - Ocean, a nowspaporwhlch protends to desire tho success of the Republican party, treated him in such a manner as to lead one to believe that it preferred defeat rather than success with, bis as sistance. This treatment of the Liberals has resulted in driving but few into tho Democratic party and and none iuto tho Republican, Tho Independ ent Republican of 1872 will bo an independent voter in 1876. Tho course of Tue Chicago Tiuddnk, it Is true, has tended to conciliate and call back to the Republican fold tho Liberal Re publicans iu tbo Northwest. For, while that sheet is Republican lu tone, it has not sup ported e> cry party measure, nor orory measure simply because it was a party measure, nor hesi tated to spoak a good word for a good act, whether tbo door was a Liberal or a Democrat. That wo call independent amTinlolhgont Repub licanism. Bat the moo who broke from the party in 1872 did it for cause, have never re gretted it, and are more Independent to-day than over before. Though their tendency is toward tho Republican party, they are'by no moans bound lo it, for they have voted sometimes with Democrats and sometimes with Republicans, for tbo last four years. Now, what will tho Inde pendent Republicans uo iu 1876 ? Lot mo answer from observation, from conversation, and other sources of information. Lot tho Uinciu uoti Convention nominate Bristow for Presi dent, and it will secure the vote of nineteen out of twontv of all men who loft the Republican organization In 1872. ThlH cannot bo done with Blaine, nor Morton, nor Coakliug. If Blaine bo nominated they may vote for him. but it will not be a pleasant or palatable dose In any event, and whether they vote for him at all will depend upon tho condition of the Gold,—l. e„ who tbo Democrats nominate or what some third [ laity may do. Bristow comes nearest thou: deal of what a President should hoof all who are prominently mentioned, and, besides, those who desire the public service to bo reformed fool more indebted to him than to any other living man. Ho has no control of the party machinery; he does not pull tho wires nor seek tbo place; the sug gestion of his name for the Presidency Is con stantly coming from others.—not from him. And the fidelity with which uo has douo his grand duty, as well as tho dignity of bis conduct aud character, have constantly put this sugges tion into tho popular heart. There are Inde pendent Democrats as well as Independent Ro puDhcans who would vote for Rristow. They say this openly. Iu loose limes of almost un limited corruption there seoma to bo uo name that could bu placed at tbo head of the ticket that would ho awaken tho confidence aud enthu siasm of all honest moo as would the name of JJrlstow, An Independent Voteii. POLITICS IN UPPER EGYPT. A BBPDDLICAN TOWV AND A CLOSE COCMTI—A TJCW BI’EOOLATIONS AND BDUMIBEO. Toth* JidiUrqfTh* Chteaao Tnbunf Paris, 111, April 27.—Edgar County, m you are doubtless aware, la ouo of tbo closest coun ties, politically. in the State, and the majority for oitber party can be counted on one’s fingers with ease and dispatch. The town itself (Paris) contains a population of some 7.000, polls more than 1,500 votes, and, In a straight contest, gives a llepublican majority of from 150 to 200. The county, however, being close to Indiana, and bordering on tbo Wabash, besides being heavily timbered, sends out hundreds of ague stricken Democrats from tne fens and marshes to overbalance and overcome tbo town vote. Tbo district (Fifteenth Con gressional) is hopelessly Democratic. Look upon tbo boop-pole. milk-sick array of coun ties, and you will be at no loss to agalu recog nize the illustration that Democracy flourishes beet whore ignorance prevails: Cumberland, Crawford, Moultrie, Clark, Effingham, and Jasper. Ido not like to include Edgar in the barbarous list, as it is almost civilized, and goes Republican as often as Democratic | but it be longs to the district, and is the single oasis In the butternut desert. John R, Eden at present represents the district In Congress, hut the signs are that he will be superseded by Andrew J. Hunter, a lawyer of the oamp-meotlog stripe, who says “sab," “wbarfore," “ tharfore,” etc. BLAINE you PRESIDENT. Despite tbo circumstance that wo are close neighbors of Indiana, the fact Is that the Re publicans here are almost a unit lo favor of the nomination of James Q. Blaine, the man wno touted the Confederate Congress by the sheer force of his Intellect. They will »||, however, cheerfully support any of the distinguished goo* Borneo named, and will give (be Democracy tbo beet fight they have Id the shop. Morton la on* doobtadly (ho second choice of (bo Republicans horeaway, but Blaine first all the time, mind you. oovEimon Ann state ornosns. Wo are for any good man for Governor here— so it is not Bevoridgo, “theconvicts' friend." We will support Onllom, Washburns,or Rldgway, but Rbould Beveridge bo forced upon ns by the Convention, ho will bo fearfully aod wonderful* ly scratched. Hundreds of Republicans will not support the old stockjobber In politics under any circumstances, and tbe politicians will do well not to foist tbo superannuated old man on tbo BonubUcan ticket. Tho rank and ills are sick of him, and won't vote for him. For Secretary of Slats. OupL George Scroggs, of Champaign, will undoubtedly have tho dole* gallon from this county in the Htato Convention. Mr. Scroggs is a popular and talented young fiontloman, and publishes tbe best country paper n tbe State. He would fill tho place com* potently and creditably. At tbs beginning of tbe War, bo entered., the service as a private soldier, and earned a Captain's bars for roal merit sod fearless gallantly. Ho boars upon hla body honorable scare, and also has letters of commendation from Gen. W. T. Sherman, npon whose staff ho served as ordnance officer. Brother Harlow, tho present incumbent, earned bin title of “ Colonel,'' I believe, by warbling patriotic songs in a glcoolub daring "tho troubles." CROP PROSPECTS. Dropping down from tbfs mass of political speculation, It mav boos well to state that the cron prospects aro excellent; winter wheat looks well, and farmers are busily engaged in putting their land la order for com. There will bo plenty of apples aod some peaches, end small fruits will yield abundantly. Gripsack. MISCELLANEOUS. ooveukou or miouioam. Special Dttvaie A fa The Chicago Detroit, Mich., April 80.—An important de velopment has taken place In this State in the Gubernatorial canvass. Tbo Allagan Journal annonneos this week, by authority, that Frank B Btookbrldge, of Saugatook, has withdrawn as candidate for tho Governorship in favor of Charles M. Croaswoll, of Adrain. Mr. Stock bridge was tbe chief candidate against Gov. Bag ley when ho was first nominated, and has a strong personal following, especially In tbe western part of the Btalo. Ho has been regarded aa Ur. CrosßweU'B chief competitor, and his withdrawal in tho latter's favor, with the strong support it will carry to him io Woatom Michigan, apparent ly puts Mr. CrossweU’a nomination among the certainties. Tbo other candidate still understood to be in tbe field has not yot manifested any thing like bis strength. I.NDEIKXDKNrB AT TOUKTtLLE, ILL, Sjiffini UUpaUh to The Chhago jrtiiune. Yorkville, 111., April 80.—Tho campaign of 1870 was opened hero last night by 100 Inde pendents oo short notice and insufficient adver ting. The Court-Uouae was packed full, many farmers coming in over rough roads a distance of 8 and 10 miles. D. W. Wood, of Chicago, addressed the audience for two hours, confining; himself to the currency and other living issues. Ho was frequently and loudly applauded. A glee club from Chicago sang several campaign songs, and the Kendall Coruot Band played sev eral pieces, which helped to onlivon the meet ing. WATNI OOUSTT, ILL. fi'ptctal DitvaUh to The Chicago Tribune. Fairfield, HI.. April 20.—The following del egates and alternates were to-day selected to represent Wayne County in the next Republican State Convention : Delegates—James McCart ney, F. \Yc t ßgott, R. J. Moss, William U. Rob inson. Arr p^tos—O. J. Goorgo, D. M. Ulra, R. D, Adirr Joshua Davis. The entire delegation is for Rldgway for Gov ernor. MARSHALLTOWN, IA. Marshalltown, la., April S3.— At a primary caucus held in this city to-day to elect delegates to the County Convention, tho issue was made direct upon tho Hon, James Wilson, tho member of Congress of this district, who removed Col. Bnurtx from the Post-Office at this place. The result showed the sentiment to be almost unanimously against Mr. Wilson, Co). Bhurtz loading tbo opposition ticket for dele gates, and tbo friends of the Times office re ceiving tho voles of their attaches and few of tho candidates for delegates, and getting only twenty votes in the entire city. OBUNOT COUNTT, ILL. Montus Hi., April 29.—Tho Grundy County Republican Convention was held at Morris to day,for tho purpose of choosing delegates to the Congressional Convention to be held bore, and also the State Convention at Springfield. This county is unanimous for Gen. p. C. Hayes as Republican candidate for Congress from this district. The record of the General In the late War was that of a brave and faithful ofiieor. He was born in LaSalle Oouuty, and wout to Ohio from Illinois. Ho moved bore from Ohio about two years ago. and is editor of tbs Morris Herald, and has established a reputation for honesty and ability, so that, although unsought bv him, tho Republicans have unanimously instructed the delegates from this county to urge his claims for Congress. The other counties in the district having always had tbo Congressman, llttlo Grundy thinks that for once at least she should be entitled to tbo honor. An effort wee made to instruct the delegatee to the State Convention for Beveridge, but this the meeting would not tolerate; therefore, they wore loft unlnstrncted. Beveridge stock is very low in this county. In fact, there are none who support him except a few who expect political favors at his bauds. DANVILLE, ILL. Sptaai JJttvateh to Th* Chieaoo TVi turns. Danville, 111., April 29.—This township,which nsnally polls about 1,300 votes, both Republican and Democratic, and ie nearly equally divided, to-dar st the Republican primary election for tbo nomination of county officers, polled over 1,400 voles, all claiming to be true-blue Repub licans. KEOKUX. Sptcial DUvateh to Th* Chicago TVibune, Keokuk, la., April 20.— Tbe Democrats of Loo County bold their Convention at Charleston to day and selected eleven delegates to the Demo cratic titate Convention at Dos Moines. FKANKLIN COUNTY, ILL. Svtcial DUraleh U* J'h* Chkaao Trtbunt. Cabdondalc, 111., April 80.—The Republicans of Franklin Comity mot in mass convention in the Court-Honsa at Benton, yesterday. The meeting was largely attended. Harmony and good feeling prevailed throughout the conven tion. The people woro loud iu their praises of the Hon. Tbomas 8. Bidgway, and instructed their delegates—Judge Tbomas J. Layman, Col. M. Fitts, and the Hon. M. O. Ingram—to cast the vote of Franklin County for Ridgway for Governor, first, last, and all tbo time. NOTES. CAMPAIGN PABAOIUPnS. Con. Hawley says seven-eighths of the rank and file of the Republican party la Connecticut are in favor of Bristow. Tbo Massachusetts Republicans virtually as sume that Bristow is tho only man who can bo elected from our side of the House. Ex-Benator Brownlow is going to try to bo eloctod to Congress from the Second Tennessee District, the only Republican one m the State. It. 11. Dsns, of Massachusetts, Is mnob more likely to be the next Vice-President of the United States than to bo struck by lightning. There would be a sort of poetic Justice in sending him to preside over the ignorant and foolish Bena tore who voted to reject him. Landers la not a candidate for anything. He says he will not run for Congress agalu. or in the future be anything but a private citizen, whoso only mission in politics will be to vote the Democratic ticket. But perhaps when hia head gets well be will think bettor of it. Prof. Seolyo allowed his religious sympathies to run away with him when, by springing a mere point of order, be perpetuated the infa mous Indian Bureau. The Bureau may be good as a convenient asylum for superannuated adula tors, but it Is not good for anything else. The Now York Am notices tbs rather peculiar circumstance that the two moet oonspicuoue men at the late Utica Convention were Horatio Beymour and John Morrissey, neither of whom was a delegate. Wonder bow Uomsaey will up hold the banner of "Tilden and Deform " i The Republicans of Uason County (Thirteenth Illinois District) bavo presented the Hon. Joseph Baner ae their candidate for Congress, and pro pose to make a lively fight for him. Judge Tip ton, of McLean, the Hon. Michael Donaboo, of Clinton, and Mayor Cummings, of Pekin, are the other candidates in the district. James Russell Lowell, a warm Bristow man, and a delegate to the Massachusetts Republican Convention, being called on for a speech, said i “I hope the result of the Convention Unlay, whatever candidate will be nominated, will do to give us one of those men of whom I remember he aucient philosopher said; That the man whom he called a Juet man was a man who loved luotioo for her own beauty aai not for bis own ioak or pro&U (Applause.] That to ths oaadP date (bat I bollsro I have votol for to-day," [Applause.] Paul Ohadbonrne, President of Williams Oot. lego, said ho was elected to the Massachusetts Convention as a Bristow man, aod ohoiau to represent It at Cloclnnatl In that capacity. lit has tho most friendly toolings towards Mr, Blaine, but for tbs present Urns ho thinks Ur. Bristow Is tbs best nan to carry on tbs work of reform. Senator Bayard seems to -recognise lbs fact that Gov. Tiiden is tbo coming mao, for ho Is reported as saying t " I cannot expect much support from New York when she has so excel* lent a candidate as TUden to offer for the poe|->. tion. X regard him as a man of unquestioned' ability, and there is no doubt tbsl Iho country at large so regards him.** Gou. Hazoubas been encouraged by bis visit; to Washington, and now has reason to behove that the term of bis exile to Dakota, because of his exposing the post-traderslup business la 1872, will be speedily terminated, It Is a sin gular fact (bat Hasan is a fervent Republican, while bis father-in-law is (bat arob-prioot of Be* mocraoy, Washington MoLean; Tbe Cincinnati Commercial rathe* opposes tho formation of a Bristow Club In that city, bolding to tbe opinion that it will not bo “as adequate expression of tbo cause of which it proposes to bo tbo representative." Tbe move ment seems to he late In the day. Tho Com mercial says i “ It is a great pity that a hundred Bristow Clubs had not been organized in Ohio two months ago. They might have prevented tho fooling away nr the political primacy of Ohio In tbo Cincinnati Convention through the favorite-sonny enterprise ” The Chippewa (Wis.) JJcrdUl , whoso editor h one of the delegates to tho Republican National Convention, ears t “ As a general rule, in tig* urlng np Mr. Blaine's strength, Wisconsin is put down as unanimously for him. This is a mis take. We believe tbo delegation is about even ly divided as to Mr. Blalno's availability at tbs present Urns. Of course, it is uoi impossible that matters may change In such a way that hi. might socuro tbo whole delegation; neither u' it. on tbe other band, improbable that' he might oot receive a vote. The delegation are pledged to no ouo, and intend to support tbe best and strougest man for President.” Tho Boston Olobe publishes a detailed report') of *• A National Game "—one of tho most inter esting on record. About 030 plavers pirtlcipsied, Tbo gams took place at Fremont Temple, Bos ton. The Bristows end the Blaines wore tbs contestants. Tho icoro shows a record of one error (credited to C. F. Adams,' in centre field) -on tho part . of . tho Bristows and 3f19 errors on tho Blaine aide. T. Talbot made 270 errors. Tho Bristow nine wore in good trim, and tho Blaines fonnd It very dif ficult to hit Clarke’s pitching, which w&« unusu ally swift and effective. Hoar made a Quo record behind tbo bat, aud is not accredited with a sin gle passed ball. B. Washburn acted as change third baseman, spilling Sanford in the fourth inning. On tho part of tho Blaines, A. 11. Rice struck out hi the first inning, and • Butler flied' to Clarke and retired. Chadbouroo astonished everybody by his fine base-running, stealing sec ond with the almost impunity. Dana'soured 20 puc-outs and stopped* hot eon frdm Butler’s bat. A return game will bo played soon at Cin cinnati. CKIBH3. A FAMILY TRAGEDY. Conttvondena Stto York Times. Roseville, Pa., April 20.— Tho suicide by banging, near this village yesterday,- of * wealthy farmer named William Russell has called up tho details of a most shocking family tragedy, of which the suicide was a result. William Russell, np to a year ago, was ths lead ing citizen of the extensive farming country hereabout. He was an Englishman, and came here some ten years ago. Ho had a wife and two children then, bat about three -years after his wife and youngest child wore killed hy a ran away horse. His remaining child, Hattie, was Ihon 10 years old. Among the neighbors of the Bussells was a family named Hurd. Th«ir farm joined Bussell's. Five years ago Hunt and Russell quarreled over tho location of a lino fence, and tho dispute was carried to court, whore, after long litigation, it was de cided adversely to Russell. lie ever after enter tained a bitter hatred toward his neighbor's on tiro family. Shortly after tho death of bis wife and child, Russell hired a girl named Lizzie Hackett, then aged 13, to assist his daughter Hattie, and bo a companion to her. Tho two girls grew up together, but there never was any groat intimacy between them, their natures be ing entirely opposed. Hattie at 17 was a favor ite in the social circle. Miss Baekelt at 20 was a handsome woman, but not liked by many. Last spring Miss Russell met Horton ilurd, a son of her father’s old ouoiuy, then deceased, for the first time since they wore children. They formed a mutual attachment, but it was suddenly interrupted by tho emphatio com mand of Farmer Russell. About the same time Hattie made the discovery that a suspicious in timacy existed between her father and Lizzie Backotl. SUo remonstrated with both, and dual ly ordered Llzzio to leave tho house. Russell brought her back and placed hor in authority. The daughter found work as a aeamatresadnthis village. This caused intense publioindignation, and the former was in a short time compelled to send Mies Saokett away, when bis daughter re turned. Her father's conduct, however, bad led hor to think that he had forfeited bis right to stand in tho way of her happiness, and daring her temporary alienation from him sho mot hor lover Hurd again, and accepted his proposal of marriage, ana consented lo an early day for tbs ceremony. ' On September 24,1875, Russell astonished bia daughter by telling her tuat be was going that morning to Sackott’s. having arranged to marry Lizzie. Hattie told her father that eho would not live under the same roof with thorn, bat would lose no time lu accepting a. home at the hands of her affianced. The farmer laughed at what he called her prejudices, and leit hor. When ho retnmed with his bride tho daughter was nowhere to be found. A note on her bureau infoimod her father that she had loft his house forever, to accept another home. Russell, swearing that ho would rather sou me daughter dead than tho wife of a Hurd, started in pursuit of her. On leaving her father, Miss lluasell came direct to this villago, when* young Hurd was soon modo aware of her pres ence and position. Ha proposed an imme diate marriage, and she assented, and tho Rev. Mr. Couyno performed tho ceremony at tho res idence of Mrs. Bradley, a stater of Hurd. After the ceremony, when they woro all at the dinner table. Russell dashed into tno room, and, seizing a knife from thn table, grappled with Hard, and attempted to stab him. To defend himself Hurd drew a revolver and leveled it at Russell. Just thou tbo young biide sprang between tbs assailants and received a bullet in her brain. Bbo sank to tbo door dead. When he realized the terrible situation, Hurd, in a frenzy o( despair, placed tbo nistol to his temple, and he f jli dead by tbo side of bis wife. The villago was soon wild with excitement. Russell’s arrest followed at once, but bia mind had gtveu away, and he was delivered to hie wife a raving maniac. For throe mouths there tanned little hope of his over regaining his reason, but na did by degrees, and since January last bos at tended to bis business as before. An indict ment was found against hlm.for deadly assault •t the last term of court, and be was to be tried on the charge this week. Remorse and fear of punishment was no doubt tho cause of his com mitting suicide. From the time Ruieell was taken home a mad man up to the time of hie recovery, bis wife was bis constant attendant and nnreo, and care and anxiety on his account ruined her health, When Russell recovered, however, he refuted to recognize her, and showed the most hearty repugnance to bor presence. Ho finally wholly discarded her, and sent her to her father, a broken-hearted, dying woman. It is believed that her death will quloxly follow that of her husband. Bussell was about 60 years old. Ho leaves his property by will to a brother iu England. MURDERED FOR MONEY. WastimaTox, D. 0., April 80.—Con. Howard, of Whitehall. B. 0,, was murdered by negroes the 18th of April for the purpose of robbery. THE MICHIGAN CAPITOL 9p*Hai Dupatch to Cht Chicago rrifturw. Lansing, April 80.— 8 lone-setting will bo re sumed on the new Capitol building on Monday next. The work of fuirlng and lathing has been progressing all the winter and spring qullo favorably. Some of the workmen engaged in that are now to the third story. A great part of the material for healing the edifices, from the Walworth Company, of Boston, has been re ceived daring the winter. Including large iron tanks for feeding too boilers with water h? hydraulic presume. Borne members of the Roaid have been East Inspeopug public buildmga aa u» the best system of oaU-bella aod the moat conve nient way of lighting the gas-jets* The present season will show the edifice so nesrly completed that visitors can get a Just appreciation of Bs uuiU.

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