Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, 6 Mayıs 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated 6 Mayıs 1876 Page 2
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2 SPORTING NEWS. Xho St. Louis Nine Wins Its , Second .Gomo„,of the Season. Chicago's Champion Team Being Prominent Among the Spec tators, But Then tho Ground, tho Ball,' tho Umpire, Etc,, Were Orit of Condition. » lit Hartford Club Stores Another Victory Against the Mutuals. Fourth Day's Races at the Nashville Association Meeting. William B. Curtis in Kopiy to tiio Kccout Curd of O'Leary. Bogardns Eetains the Championship of tho World Against an English Adversary. BASc BALL. BT. LOUIS WINS A GAME, . Special DtfV’ileh to i'h* C.hinoo Trihunt. Sr. Lows, May s.—Tho first defeat of tbo Chicago Club of 187 G, os woll as that of its pre decessor of 1575, was captured in St. Louis, which city seems fatod t 6 tip over some pot the ory of tho Garden City in tbo baso-bsll way. When tho rival olabs reached this city Thursday each bod played four games, and of those tbo St. Louts had won ono and the Cbicagos four. Tho record, therefore. Justified the bolting, which was about 3 to 1 on tho White Stock ings. The latter Club were, however, se verely crippled by the absence of MoVey, who boa boon In Chicago attending a sick child for nearly a week. This loss not only greatly weakened tho batting strength, but, by putting both Glenn and Addy m strange positions, dis couraged tho wholo Club, and seemed to break up tho confidence and harmony which wore its features when the topr was begun. Tho grounds wero thoroughly wet by Thursday’s rain, and yesterday tho homo-plate, pitcher’s position, and first base wero rrrm nens, though tbo remainder of tho inflold was id fair shape. Add to tho condition of tho grounds a putty ball, and a St. Louis mail for umpire, and you havo tho arrangements for tbo game. Tbo Whites having lost tho toss, Barnoa wont to bat, and, baforo ho could straighten up, had two strikes esilo’d on him, neither ball being where ho could possibly havo bit U. After bo hod fouled out, Anson nit a hot ono to Me Cleary, and paddled through tho mud to first base, where ho was loft. In tho same Inning Cutli bert led off for tho Browns with a ball which Toters fielded finely to" first. Olapp fol lowed with a hit to Scalding, and tho l&ttor, having too much timo, throw high to Glenn, and tho ball hounded ont of tho lut tor’s hands,.giving iho.runner a life,’and, as tho event proved, THROWING AH'AT TUB GAME right there. McOeary followed with a banter or short fair foul, which gtr-re Clapp second,' Piko drove » ball to Glenn, which should have been an ollt, but itjwas muffed, and Clapp dame borne, making tbe only run of (hr) game. On the same McGeary wont to third, and. after Battiu had foalod out, Piko started for 'second to let Mc- Clcary In. White throw it to Darncs, as' tho Browns hoped he would, and McGeary lit out'for the homo-plate. When hb Sat within about 10 feet of tho goal Barnes rove'tho sphere to White, and the runner was prettily out. Tho remainder of the Chicago gamo, as far as regards batting, scarcely deserves rcoordihg. It was indeed a wncTcnsn dikpiat. In tho third inning White made a safe hit, and in the fifth Tatcrs took another. Besides those corned first bases, Anson got a base on balls. Glenn one by forcing out Peters, and Biolatolu one on an error by Doblman, Barnes, liitloa, fipaltllug, and Addy couldn’t say from their own knowledge what the first base was made of. The fielding of the White Stockings was on liko their batting, a very clever and WEAKLY I'EUFEOT DISI'LAT tlbAlU,, ...m. u... after the first inning. In tbe fourth Inning, after Pike bad taken first on an error, Battln bitafiv to Hines, and lie made a beautiful throw to first base, getting the doable play easily. Again, in tho seventh Inning, Blong made a clean bit, after two mon woro one, and Bradley followed with another wbloh Bielosla bandied slowly enough to let Blong to third. When Bradley started to steal second, and Blong wanted to to totbobomc-plato. White made a throw which looked os if bound for Bsrnos, hot tuuxed pi* jm anson’s hands, to tbo unpleasant surprise of Bibug, who was shortly run out by Peters. Tbo remainder of tho game was of tbo most profluio character. Bofore tbo third inning was closed tbe ball became dumpty, and instead of responding with a click when bit, it simply gave a dull thud like a chunk of mud. Tbo hardest pounding could not drive tbo sphere anywhere la particular, and ibo Gblcagos' bard bitters en tirely (ailed to mako any impression on It. Fol lowing la tub scour : 15,1* A B{ 10 0 1 lliul 10 0 9 tool IU 0 3 10 14 toll I 0 0.13 0 a 127 Outhbort, l.( Ul«pr», c.... Mcuaarj.Jb I’lko. c'K.. 3 b., Hbo», r, i. . ISrtullo)', !>• • Dctilman, 1 b Mtck, i. Itarnet, 1 b., 4 Atuon, 8 b.. 4 Iltuu*. c. 4\ Spalding. p. 4 Arid;, 11... < VVtiltA, 0.... 8| KUtm, *4 *. 3: Istin.l ■>.. A: JileUikt, r.t 3 Total.... al . toning*— 1 Oblitaffoe Be. Loot*... Umo# on orror*— Adiod, I T0ta1.,.. si ] e r, n s t a 3 1 Vfl 7 h a ....0 O II H M II 11-1 ....I M 1 li 11 01- 1 : Uleluki, t; Plk#, I!; CUpp, I; St. Loab, &. »uo. I. 1; Mnok, I. I«lt ou la»o*-Chlc»go».. hiiM nn wIM L«IU—An Wild pUcbe»—.Scalding, 1. Tiiuo ot jj«nio-uuo iiuur and turn? minuter • Urapiro—J. Simmon*. BUMABKH. The general reason for tho loss of tbs game has been given above, that tho White Btoolimgs didn't bat well or safely. One reason which brought tiiis about was the extraordinary con duct of the umpire in calling strikes after a rule entirely his own. Beveral times ho called two strikes on successive halls which tho batsmen could not reach. This or course hada tendency to unnerve them, and they culled away anything sooner Ibau lose a chance. Curiously onoiigh the call ing of two strikes in rapid succession was always when the best sod freest Chicago htltors were at the plate. Apart from this failing, Bltnmous mado a good enough umpire. TUh UNPLEASANT PAST OP THE CONTEST is the fact (hat it was undoubtedly lost through the absence of UcVoy, or, rather, that, had that player been In the ulno, the winning run would not havo been mado when It was. As near as ouo could judge, the came would havo lasted to sunset, after the fifth inning was past, tho condition of the ball and fuo sharp play warranting (hat supposition. A second game between the same clubs will bo played to-morrow. Foiling this evening was brisk, and thorp was’a lltiomoro confidence felt in tho Browns. Hates were about two to one to the pools, the "Whites re maining the favorites. UOtT TUB CIUOAOO ÜBOWP WEUE CLEANED OUT. Special hiivaUh to TM Chicago Tribmu. jßt. Louts, May 9.— I Thoroluudaoftho Llndell flreeonis a ead sight to-night. A number of Chicago gentlemen arrived bore’yesterday morn ing with their pockets full of blue chocks, offer ing any odds on tho Chicago Club in its mtlob with the Bt. Louis nine. Tho ruin yesterday left your boys to their own reeourcee, but Xjow Clarke started up a tittle game, which beguiled away the hours, aud added to the macks on band. Early tula morning the boys wore on hand. Taking three open barousheo, they drove •out Franklin to Qrand avonuo and up to tho ball-ground. AlO-gallon demljobu had been slow ed awiy tn the brtcit house on the corner, and tfee Utia opened their bets. Cob Joel, Master JletUs, itm old boiler Inßnoetor, .Andy Daley, Jack Slorln. and Aid. Malden. of Ibis city, were do hand and ready to take .'anything. As tbo tlerallolm Upped the bot? Increased till ypur boys aloid to win or lo«® everything. . •• ' Along about tho BeventU Inning thing* looked bluo. There was no chance to hedge, for there vraa nothing to bodge with. Upon the last half of the ninth inning the eioheet-lot of Chicago toco that otar struck this town stood around an empty demijohn, flat broke. JooMackin lost *1,500, and.hasmaqo arrange-, nonts to start for homo on foot to-morrow. 110 will take tho Alton track, bocaoie he Insists that the rolling stock oh that road is tbo boat, and It ie shorter than the Central. . .. . . frank O. Darnoa has Just received a dispatch from Erby slating that ho will not remit the price of a ticket, as walking Is good enough for any mao who will go to Bt. Louis for a ball, match. Charley Clayton Is trying to negotiate a mort gage on uls cigar stand, but Williams .has hurt him to the market here by statements that the stock has depreciated, and is not wottfa tho ; price of a ticket. Walter Williams tried to borrow $0 from tho Water Oommiealoucrs on an extemporaneous invention of a street-sprinkler. But'tho Board still remembers MoKcovor's scheme and they bonnc«d Williams, lie tried to spout his over coat, but McChcstioy, who has bought out Abraharos’pawn-Bhop, dropped ou it and refused it at any price. In answer to Williams* telegraph to Chicago, a dispatch has boon received that O’Brien haa gone to 'Cincinnati. Walter baa Bold one of bis shoes, with Charles u. Thorno’s indorsement, and ho Is rigging i ;up the other to sail up the Missis , sippl to the Illinois and np tho canal to Chicago. Ho haa got his poop and nu&rlor-docke on, and a parlor organ (credit) In the cabin, and U he can ' find a church door enough to lit the heel, so “ the cursed thing will steer," bo proposesto steam through. Advices to-night show 22 foot of water in the channel, and rising, . hut Williams won’j start till thoro are 23 feet G inches. . ~ O. 11. Smith haa got an annual pass and Is now trying to induce tho road to indorse it for meals. If bo succeeds ho will bo Lomo In time fora clean shirt. .. , . . _ . Dan Boynton, an old member of the Club, ex pects to gotjhomo on half-faro, but Spalding has stabbed his plan and wishes something un pleasant if that Jonah, to whom ho ascribes the lose of tho game, can ride on tho same train with the Club. , TO-ll _ • Cone, formerly a member of tho While Btook togs, but who now olovatCß bis striped stockings to tho Mattcsou House counter, haa gono before a caucus of hotel proprietors here to-night. Ho has great hopes in a subscription that has al ready reached f t. 85. Dispatches hsvo been received hero from Admiralßill saying that ho fools it la not good to bo hero. 110 admits to having bought pools ou tho Whites to tho whole of his side-roll, but ho has cot a place to’sloop. flo things are blue lu tho rotunda of the Lin doll to-night, aod'tho boys' aro iu sorrow and distress. “ JUST lIEFOUE TUB BATTLE. MOTHEQ. St. Louia /JcDr6hcan, Stay A, Tho all absorbing topic of conversation to-day will bo tbo groat match-game of baso-bsl! which comos off this afternoon at tho Grand Avenue Park between the rival and professional teams ot'Chlcago and Bt. Louie. The amount of inter est felt in this particular game probably oxecods that'of any previous game over played lu tbo city. Tho Interest is duo not only to the natural rivalry which exists between Bt. Louis and Chi cago, but to tho fact that Chicago has this year mado the most strenuous efforts ever made by a city to secure tbo championship to bersolf. Thohiatory of tho manner in which she bought out tbo flower of tho Boston nino of last year, and strengthened tho same by whatever was to bo had for high money, is familiar to all. Bt. Louis bad an excellent nine last year, hat by no means achiunpionsbipniao. Tho uina of tblsycar is that of last, strengthened In two places. No effort was mado by the Brown management to socuro a phenomenal nice, but merely to strengthen the old nine whore a season's expe rience had developed most weakness. Whatever may have boon the opinion of individuals, it has been tho opinion of the country at largo that Chicago ought to win tbo championship. The 'record of her engaged players seemed to indicate such a result, hut such Is tbo fickleness of tuo goddess of boso-boll that tbo same result was by ' no moans assured. Amdng those clubs looked to as possibly possessing the ability to humble tbo tall-priced Chlcagoites has been that of Bt. Louis. In the last two weeks tbs Chicago Club has won four straight games and lost none. . Playing against ,tho same clubs, Bt. Louis has i won one game and lost throe. This would seem to indicate that Chicago has tho stronger team. • but does not prove it. so largely uoss tho 1 clement of fortune enter at times into baso ■ ball. It Is not all impossible that Chicago should bat Devlin pud Fisher with case and yet bo an- I able to bit Bradley ; and not all impossible that 1 Ht. Louis should find Spalding easier than either i Fisher or Devlin. It is felt of course, however, i that tho game'of to-day Will‘virtually determine tho comparative strength of tho two nines, and i ju consequence the possibility of Bt. Louis wear ing championship colors. Hence tho absorbing . interest lu tho game this afternoon. Tho Browns and Whites will both arrive this morn- lug at 8:10, by the Vandalla hue, after having ridden all night. Neither club will bo In tho best possible condition to play this afternoon, but tboir diaaffoctioos will bo equal. 'lho grounds wilt probably be more crowded than over before, and to Avoid a Jam and rush people should secure übats at the ball headquarters on Fifth street before leaving tho city. Pool-selling last night on tho game was not very'brisk. Several hundred dollars wore sold, the ChlcagoH having generally the call nt odds of two to one. Packers of. the Browns seemed will ing to givothesa figures, but believing bolter oddsiould bo bad held off till Ibis morning, when Chicago Sports are expected in. In regard to tbo game to-day 6t. Louis docs not really and truly oxpoct victory.bat as. St. Louis beat everything that played ball last year one or more games, and as she baa a etlll bettor mno this year, and Dotting any mere difficult to defeat, she feels confident of acquitting herself creditably. Chicago baa won games recently by scratches, and St. Louts bns lost some by scratches, bnt scratches can't last forever. Lot tho boys draw Inspiration from tho homo crowd to-day, and give the "furrinora" all they've got. Boston Won her tint defeat boro In 1875 ; let Chicago take her first tumble in tho same place iu 1878, and "wo may bo happy vet." Uiobe- Utvtoeral, Pdj/ 4. Merely because oar Brown blacklegs showed tboir good nature and their real kindness by al lowing tbo Lonlsvilles to present them with n : ne goose-eggs, there are people so unjust and so unreasonable as to mako cursory remarks about them and to suggest tho propriety of receiving them with a csjltbnmplan baud and escorting them homo with'a procession of bill-board men, beaded by the peripatetic donkey-cart which pots forth the nocturnal existence of Looney's Vorio- 11l U IV 4nla 1 0 0 4| J u «• 0 u •I; 0 1 a 4 I 4CO u u n & 0 0 I » (I » o I 1 ti u 4t2 2 2 1 a i i n * i a it (i o t u lien, Bul wo would remark that when two dabs lilay it almost always happens that one of thorn cola teuton, and Uio St. Louis club in that Ouo. Instead of saying harsh things about them, the lovers of bata-uall should thank them for valuable services' they have rendered to tho manly game » they have portlod tho vexed question as to whether the Cincinnati Club or tho I.oulavlllo Club waa tbo worst club la the League, and they havo act forth wuh a clearness never before illustrated tho ovila of belting. In the conduct of a strictly religion© paper, wo have frequently had occasion to wom young mon about the pernicious and deplorable effects of betting, especially of betting on a base-ball match, llut wo doubt whether a year'© preaching would reach homo so thoroughly ami achieve ho comple a conversion as the our short week’s experience of our home club in Us first four games. Wo aro confident that a groat many young men, who would have hot wildly and lavishly oh the game this afternoon, will now see the wickedness of such conduct, and witness the ganio without degrading its healthy excitement with the feverish pollution of gam bling. To havo accomplished this much is to have done a deal for.tho cause of morality, and wo can utter no hotter wish for the Frown blockings than that before tho oodof the season they may take as high a rank araang tho hose half clubs as among the teachers of morality. lUUTVQUD9 VS. MUTUALS. A'prrfjf u Tht Chicago incus*. New Yobk, May 6.—On the Union ground© to day 1,500 person© witnessed the second chain itlonship game between tha Mutual and Hart ord Clubs. Tho day was very windy. Tho Mutuals wore the favorites lu the pools at odds of SBO to S7O and SSO to $49. hollowing la TUB SOOUB: HERTFORD. u; ol 1 si l bordock.ap.., 0 0 31 0 U,||(uiiUM>n. 0. (.. 1 9 8 0 0 Illi’U&m, r. 1... I 1| it l oMKuifUtuu, 36.. 0l * 3 1 1 l! c u> Huno, 0 I li 0 o'lYntk, r 1...... U I V I tllililU. I b el o| 11 L l|| AllUuo, e...... mutuals. Orator, o Trotcjr, I. (... «t*rt. | b llalllD'ia. a. a. lllliUltJ, 9 b.. ilnoU), r. 1.... ItuM* ,h. o. (.. Maihuw*. 0.,, Nloboli.il b... 3! tljtl InniDK*- , 1 3 3 4 b Mutual*.., 0 10 0 0 Hartford 0 4 0 0 0 Umpire—Mr. Ayree, of the New llareu On l*lrst baae on error*— Mutual, I; Hanford. 9 Itunaotroud—Mutual. I; Hartford,3. Tilno ol gauio-Twotuiuraani Liu miautet AT MEMI-lIIS. Memphis, Tomi,, MayO.—Base ball. Hod Box US; Eckfords 4. UAD WEATHER AT CO’.UMBUf Ootwcuus, o.* Mty s.—Onlflg t THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SATURDAY MAY 6, 1870-TWELVE VAGES. wcathdr tli« cimo of base ball which hm to have both played by the Louisville Club "had Buck eyes wss postponed till * future day. THE TUAF. DEXTER PARK will be public properly for t6-<Uy, it'eo for ovory body I* go . and come with tli.olr .trotters, and have all the sport they can. Col. Mansur will throw tho gate open to all who desire to visit the -park and speed their horses or play the. part of spectator. £hcro is likely to bo several ahatp contests between gentlemen's roadster*, as well m a match race or two, and lf*lho weather ia pleasant the track Is 'certain to be in fine order. In addition to tho racing * pigeon match will be shot by Mosers, Ed Trice and Ed Thomas for the Kennleott tnodol of superiority. Noadmls* B lon foe will ho charged, and ovotbody will bo welcome. TItS NASHVILLE BACKS. Sasbvili*. M»r s,—Ou Ml. fourth day of tho Nashville races yie weather was cloudy, tho at tendance light, and the track In prime condition. The first race, 2-mllo beats, purso S4OO. did not ■HU, and consequently was a walk-over for Woath orby. The accond race, mllo heals, nurse $250, was between Fair Play am! Comargo, who took the first boat, aud Fair Play ths next two. Yanaer hilt broke down tbo first mllo, and went to the stable. Aftor the secoud boat all wont to tho stables, under the rules, except Pair Play and Comargo, who mada a dead heat, A blanket would cover the pair throughout the mllo. Pair nay won tho next heat by a head. Time, l:45«f; 1:40. Before tbo first beat Kiusmoro sold In the pools at S3OO ; Van derbilt, SSO ; Newburn, $45; Pair Play, S4O \ Comargo, S3O. Before the second heat,-Fair Play, S2OO ; Comargo and Newborn. SIOO each ; Klnsraore, S4O. Before the last heat, S2O to S3O ou Fair Play. . The third race, dash of mile, was won by Bello Isle, beating King William and Bello Do mona in the order named. Time, • There wore flvo startorß. Alt sold about even in the pools. . . . Tho fourth race, handicap, mile and an eighth, was won by Egypt, beating Damon, Oxmoro, Astorlito, and Saxon in the order named. Time, 2:00W. , In tho pools, Egypt and Oxraore brought S2OO to S4O for the field. ENGLISH RACKS. £i.lUMnu IMlbl.M London, May s.—Tno J.OOO guineas, 1 mile 17 yards,—4loo each, half forfeit, 4200 to sec ond, and 4100 to third, 55 subscribers,—was run for at Newmarket to-day, and won bv Cam den ; Alamotto second, La Seine third,—all French horses. THE LKTTNOTON, XT., MEETING. Lexinoton, Ky., May s.— Every preparation is being made for a brilliant race meeting. Now stablos havo been built for tbo accmmnbdatlon of the unusually largo nnmborof hones that are in attendance and expected. A large number of strangers havo already ‘announced their inten tion to bo present. The track Is In magnificent order, and if tho weather continues good thb sporting world may look out for fast timo. TOttP ASSOCIATION HOARD OP APPEALS. Cleveland, May s.—Tho Board of Appeals of tho National Turf Association adjourned to-day. The following cases were disposed of : N. O. Tlios, Lebanon, lnd„ application for removal of BUBpenaton by the Earl Park Association and Syca more Driving Park Association, of Illinois. Applica tion denied. .... ... Henry 8. Elder, of Leroy, N. Y„ applied for decision and order upon facta submitted in tbe matter of nu alleged unlawful entry of tbe s. g. Uoury ft. Upon Investigation it was shown that tbe horse bad been entered under a chance of name In two Instances Without complying with the rule In that respect, ■ For (his offen'o, a penalty of (ICO In each cam was Imposed. The hoard ordered tbo re mission of one-half of tho penalty, and upon payment of the other half the prayer of petitioner should bo allowed. Further, the party, Mr. J. Ksaslako,, by whom the horse was eo entered, was fined (102, and ordered suspended until paid. Daniel B. Hibbard, Jackson, Mich.; application for removed of suspension of himself and b, m. Lady DarK Denied. ... C. Andrews, Hillsdale, Mich.; claim for review of docinron of Judges of a race at Detroit. Application granted, and directed that premiums claimed be paid. W. IL Armstrong, of Detroit ; ex parlo application for removal of expulsion of b. g. John Stewart. Rein stated on payment of a fine of (100. F. N. Fancher. of Peoria, 111.; claim for compensa tion os driver at Quincy, 111. Ordered that he be paid (30 by tho Association. D. H. Hushes, of Cleveland; claim against the Tole do Driving Park Association. Application denied. aid suspension to remain In force till tn& money shall bo paid. W. H. Mitchell, of Detroit; application for removal of suspension of blzntolf and b. g. Harry Mitchell by tho ftlystlo and Deacon Park Associations of Boston, et at. Ordered that the Secretary make Inquiries as to tbo alleged death of Ur. MUcliull, and, U auch be the fact, to dismiss tho case. PEDESTRIANISM. W. D. CUBTia TO DAN o’LEABT. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune Oqicaoo, May s.— ld a recent leone of Tax Turnons a card appeared to which was attached Daniel O’Leary’s name. It reflected In a very tmsallod-for manner upon the walking tourna ment which la to begin on the 15th of this month, the managers of tho tournament, and his friends who had entered him for the long distance walk. * O'Loary states that be knew nothing of tbe proposed tournament until ho saw a dispatch a few days prior to tbs date of bis card. This Is not tbe cteo. as I bod several conversations with him previous to bis departure for . Cali fornio, and ho understood perfectly well that if the Exposition Building could bo obtained for tbo purpose a walking tournament would be bold. O'Leary also spoke to Mr. Osgood, tbo Buporlutoodent of tbe Exposition Building, with regard to tbs possibility of obtaining tbo budd ing. None else besides O'Leary was spakuo to on tbe project until several weeks afterwards, when application was mode for the nso of ,tho Exposition building. The final .arrangements were not made until A pril 6, and that week a circular was prepared sotting forth the prizes and conditions, rules, etc., of tbo tooroamont end champion modal. This circular was pub lished on April 10. and the first two copies ad dressed by me wore soot to O’Loarv and Ida agent. Circulars were also sent to several prom inent athletes; end to all tbo daily papers in Han Francisco. In addition thereto tbo following dispatch, signed by two prominent citizens, well known as being O'Leary's best friends sod most prominent supporters, won sent to O’Leary, ad drsHsed to tbo building in which be was then walking: Orest champion tournament In Chicago - May 15. Make no oDg.u/ement* lhat will Interfere. We have entered you. Will write particulars. The letter referred to IA tbe telegram was duly sent, but to neither circulars, totters, nor telegram was any reply received. It is evident, however, that bo must have received some. If not all. of the communications, otherwise they would nave booh returned. Besides, vre find that tbo tournament was common talk in Ban Fran cisco as early aa April 15, for on that date a cor respondent wrote to tbe Now York £porlrm.in, and. commenting on O'Leary’s late walk, said: “ I believe it is bis intention to lake part in tbe pedestrian tournament at Chicago, commencing Stay 15." In O'Leary's card, although bo dis claims any knowledge of tho to'aroameht outside of the press dispatch, be qaotei from one of tbe roles governing tbo ebamplon modal, and says (bat tbe winner of the modal will In all proba bility bdar from biro, as U Is " open to challenge at any time." No reply Having been received It was deemed expedient to send another telegram, and April 112 tbo following message was forwarded, signed as before i Fare entered your name os contestant, oommandng lay 15. U« hero. Answer. To this dispatch no answer was returned,.and the first communication soon from O'Leary, by tho gentlemen who entered him or the mana gers of the tournament, was his published card. If his entry was unauthorized it could be can celled without calling tho tournament an *• ad venture 11 or writing oe ho did of his two friends who took the responsibility of entering him. The Impression sought to ho convoyed that hie name woe used by the managers as ah advertise ment Is an erroneous one, as the entries will be much larger without him, and consequently tho interest much greater, for the general public prefer to sue a clqbo and interesting contest be tween half a dozen instead of .half that number. It is my opinion that Daniel O'Leary never wrote nor over signed the card to which his name Is attached, but that it is either the work of some agent of his or a forgery. As far as the tournament is concerned, there is no question .as to its taking place. suflhnom entries huvihg already bcoq received by mo to lusuro Its success. Tbs arrival of Oddy. Mc- Intosh, Forrester, and other ahqrt-dlsUnco walkers, at ibis early dele shows that tho tour nament will bring together more pedestrians than ever assembled before at any one place. Mr. D. Blanton, the champion bicyclist of the world, will be oa hand to astonish ns with bis performances on bis bicycle with a driving wheel 5 foot tn diameter. War. F.* Gums. With regard to (he tclogrome, copies of iv{iich appear above, I would state that 1 sect them to O'Leary, after consultation iritb (he two ccqtlp tuou tv!erred to, outlet their request. X Jttao -m 0. li J ll 9 0 ll 1 1 I i| 0 a. ui s I 0 9 0 I 11 “i-V 41 6:97 7 8 8 V a 3-3 0 0 o—4 . i Bt, Loulb (he bad assured hy the managers of the Western Union Telegraph'Company that they were dalv deliv ered. Thomas Folst. THE trigger. BOrtARDCB riouis ms OWN. Indianapolis, May s.— Tho shooting-match to-day between A. 11. Bogatdns, of Illinois,jmd Wi O.,rrico L of London, England, for the cham pionship of the wdrld and the English badge, IQOJiirds each, resulted as follows: Fifty, by the English rules, from five traps, SO yards rise, Bogardui 41, Price 88. Fifteen pair, 18 yards rise, Bogardos 24. Price 21. Twenty single birds, 21 tan)*. Bogardua 10, Price 15, Total, Bogardui 841 Price 72. AMUSEMENTS. THE VON.BULOW CONCERT. Tbo second of the series of' Von Bulow con certs was given last evening, and tyoa well at tended considering the, counter-attractions else where, which wore of a more popular sort Ihkn a Bcothoron programme is apt to bo, although tt may he in the bauds of one of the greatest of pianists and a little conscientious and earnest singer. Those who were present, however, had a feast of, music which wilt last them alobg time and hoard innate which they may never hoar again, so that tho concert was more than usually interesting, both as a matter of pleasure and of aludy. ©oethoven nights are not varieties In Chicago, Theodore Thomas hiv ing accustomed us to them, but a night of Beethoven piano music la—especially when that muaio is so rarely hoard that it is almOet a novelty. Tho Sonata op. 91, No. 2, in D minor, is more honored in the parlor than in tbo edn* cort-room; consequently it was a luxury to boar it interpreted, as it were, fortho flrtt time. Tho Sonata op. 20, In A flat, Is more familiar. It la a sonata of variations, the noblest and most Ipi prosalvo 000 of which is the Afarrirt funebre, which has made it so popular, and which owes Us existence to the fact that Beethoven, haVluc hoard Paer’s funeral march in his “ Achilles." wont home determined to outdo it, and succeed ed so far that Pier's march was long Ago obsolete, and Doothovon’a has boon tho staple of ovory funeral march written aluco, with tho excoptlon of Cbopld’s, which indicates a now departure .in dirges. Von Bulow’s delivery of its massive chords and his 'expression of its majestic so lemnity and unutterable pathos, which Bee thoven dignified with tho same title as the march In the adagio of tho Erolca fjfdrpd funebre auUa mdr/c tTimEr®), was almost a ‘revelation, and was given with genuine orches tral effect as to breadth, massivonoes, and power. The Sonata op. 101, which was written inUoelhovon’s third stylo, as Ozerov classifies bis more important compositions, or in tho lost period of his life, after his complete ddafndss, Is now boro, and was therefore a very grate ful performance, both from lie novel ty and from Us masterly . Inter pretation. Tho second number, a-doubleohe, oxhibltod Beethoven In his lighter moods,—the Fahlaelo op. 77, full of Joyousuess and bright ness ; and tho Hondo Capriccloao, marked on tho programme op, 129, although tbo most reliable catalogues now place it among his oarlioat in stead of latest works, 6f thb propriety of which there Is certainly evidence in tbo nature of tho composition itself, apart from any other consid erations. Beothovon did not ofton append mottoes to bis works, but ob the autograph of this Hondo la tho motto, “Kago over tho lost proechen ending In a caprice, w a frivolous freak bo would hardly have indulged at that ora of his hfo which would bo indicated by tbo opus number given on tho programme. The last selection was the Fifteen Variations, with fugue and andante finale, on a theme from tho Heroic Symphony, which aloo appears in ouo . of tho sonatas and In tbo Promotheus Ballot, showing that when Beethoven hit,upon a happy tbomo ho was disposed to mako good use of tt. It is a massive work, which will always bo the despair of ordinary players, and yet, tinder Yon Bulow'a supple fingers and Iron wrists, it seomod a work of case. Tbo snperb piano upon which •ho playod added •to its effect, and ell his qualities his splondidly-dloclpliood power, his evenness of finish, his perfect technique, his Qno expression, bis complete comprehension of the moaning of tbo score, and his polished and artlstto Interpre tation—wore brought to bear npon this Intricate web of musical embroidery oround tho Evolca theme. The vocal selections, sang by Wise Cronyn very acceptably, although tho accom paniments were not as perfect as they ahonld fiavohoen, were tho Penitence Song, tho “La Vita Felice,” atld the two Mozarllsh numbers. '•LaPartonza" and "L’Araahto imprazlooto,’! ■The programme for this afternoon, which cloaca tho season, will bo from Chopin exclusively, and as follows: 1. Third Grand SoDOto, In D minor. Op. 88, ((a) Voriations on a Bomance of llcrold. Op. 13. 2. < (0) Two Nocturnes. Op, 18, No, 2, and Op. 14, K 0.2, 1(0 Scherzo In C sharp minor. Op. 1)2. 3,.Grand Concert—Allegro In A major. Op, 48. kI|<U(AUU »**4UVAI “ •** 4k f(<i) Two Mazurkas, from Op. CO. (6) Impromptu. Op. 09. 4,!( <f> Valse Brllllnnte. Op. 41. C(d) Dorceuae. Op. 07. [?) I'olodolso. Op. 6'J, THE CENTENNIAL CONCERT. Tbo first Grand Contonolal celebration in America, under the auspices of tbo First Regi ment I. B. 0., was inaugurated in tbo Exposi tion Building last evening. It was a marvolon# success, and elegantly carried out. Gilmore’s Baud, with Miss Tburaby, lime. Papoobeim, Levy, and Atbuckle, all have friends inflate a great, attraction; bat tbo arrangements made by tbo First Regiment and tbo plans, which were carried ortt in every detail, assured suo ccbs from tbo start. The largo building was arranged under tbo supervision of Quartermaster Gillespie, who ■ ilanned the decorations, which were romarkibls ’or their neatness and taste. On entering . the hall from tbo Adams street front, tbo .place | ooked a bower of plants, baogiDg-biskcts, and flags. Under the galleries was bung draped bout lug, and baskets containing .vines and plants. American flags, mammoth in size, were shaped in graceful folds, and formed a sort of canopy. Immediately m .(rout of tbo main entrance, against tbo gallery, were arranged a number of silk Hags- At each aide bung those bearing the coat-of-arma of this State. Between them tbo flags of England, France, and Germaur, and in tbo centre were tbo Stars and Stripes. Machinery Hall was divided oft by a partition of mammoth Hags. The entrances wore, festooned with bunting. Between thorn was formed a tent of tbo same material, over which waq placed a picture of Washington, and within was a stopk of arms. Tbo Machinery Hall itself was occu ?tod by tbo regimental arms and accoutrements, 'be front of the galleries Was hidden, by a mass of rod. white, and blue bant ing. Miniature flags wero everywhere, in terspersed with flags bearing the Liberty IJelljeml- the uomea oMhe Htatos of tbe'Union. The Goddess of Liberty, with a wreath of laurel in her band, was conspicuous in many places. To the south of tbo fountain the stage for Gilmore’s band bod been fixed, cornered at each end and in the centre with vases of plants. It was also amply and tastely decorated with flags aud evergreens, lu the centre, facing north, was placed a raised dais fur the solgULs and singers of tbo evening. On tbo nortbedst side of the stage stood a concert-grand plino. la the centre overhead was an eagle,-from which wore pendant rod, white, and blue rib bons. Flags there wore in profusion, and arranged iu n most pleasing manner. .Tak ing tbo decorations iu all, they wore elaborate, and artistic throughout. From each chandelier bung a ball of mluatare flags. The cupola wis not forgotten, for from Us centre also floated small flags and bunting. At 7 o'clock tbo commons to the south of .the building commenced to roar; and carriages to arrive from which emerged fair occupants,and their escorts at the door. Boon after * stream of humanity commenced to flow' Into tbo bdild iug, People came from every direction, and kept pouring, pouring Id, till after‘J o'clock. The number which attended the concert was not lees than 12,W0. The galleries wore crowded in every part, and crowded to repletion. Around toe music-stand the audience gathered in ;im* mensu force. From 0 to 8 o’clock the .great fountain hod been kept playing, but its tqusto coated when the opening strains from Gilmgro's Band began to float upon the air. The audibuoo was a credit to tbo city, it waa large, Intellir gent, attentive, ana appreciative. Applause was liberally bestowed, aud all appeared to,enjoy themselves. Gilmore had given six. cumbers when the long roll called the First Regimogl to quarters. Tpo bovs responded prompt ly, as soldiers should. Tbo end of tho ball north of the fountain was reserved for the dress parade, a feature of the evening. About .10 o'clock ihedrum corim came out headed by Mai. Nevsn. who balanced bis baton on tho Up of hie lutle finger or threw it 40 foot in the air, catch ing it right side up with care, at will, or whirling it at times like an Irishman's shillelagh. Boon after the regiment itself marched out and took ita place at tho northeast end of tho ball. The audience some what crowded tho boys, hut fell back quietly when requested lo do so. Tbo evolutions of tho regiment showed careful drilling. The f* charge bayonets" waa not.wall executed, bat a reason waa given tar this, that tbo boys did not *U Itchy the order of OoU Davis. The. coming to a '•right carry* front r\ “support" wen also fanUy, but the other maneuvers In thfl manual of iritis wore pdrfoct. The ** order arms we? dona, by-the. regtrilsol an.if by ono man; and recoiWd method applabsb. • Taken’ In. all, the tsglraant acquitted Itself moat creditably, and rdflected honor upon Us members. In this connection the drum corps .ebo.uUL.uot. bo gotten, for tt ia cerlainly.woll drilled ami under gbbd’dlßciblino. ‘ln'Order tb give some Idea of the coat of the enterprise. it should bo stalod that In adrertielng alons 4)3,600 hare been spent, and neatly *I,OOO iu-docpratlng the Exposition Building. Edgar Sandora loaned the 150 bang lop baskets used!' Tbo musio for snob on occasion was unusually fine. Tho vofyaimouaecifleht that it would bo under thp dlrectiou.of Mr. Gilmore, whoso name la a ayoornym for .celebration tonalc—rwaa anas- • Burance that it would bo. ao. Tho acoustics erf Hid building'are mloh that tbd mbslowas not al ways hoard to tbo boat . advantage. Tho pro gramme was not altogether a popular one, but embraced aomo uumborß that would give eclat to many a classical ono. Wo remarked on a former occasion that tho band ap poarod to llio beet advantage in tho performance of. national alre, .of .which tbeto wore no end last evening. The orcneilrhl num bers were tboeo which had always made tho host imprCkslon Ift this city, and embraced Webers “ Jubol Overture: Ovoriuro to “ Willißm Toll {” Boloctlons from “ Lohengrin.” Koulsky’s ever popular Caprico Uerolquo, “Tbo Awakening pf tbo Lion, 1 -' which'alwdyb bridge down tbb house," a Brazilian hymn plarod in honor, probably, Of tho Emperor of all tbo Brazils who wore nbt as had been expected; besides several minor se lections introducing all the national hymns. Tim principal feature par excellence* was tho appearance in this city of Madame Eugonlo Papponhoim, late prima donna of. tho Waatitel iod Tlllerifi opara'troupbs/audwho is .the only Erlma .donna of any note now in America. For or first: number, sbo boIoOUxL Beethoven's greatest vocal composition,—tho scona and aria »* Ah Pcrfldo." This number, which Beolhovon composed for tbo ronownod Madamo Duschob, 1 has like a moftument by itself for nearly eighty yoarai and can only bo' song by a singer who bits soul .as Woll- as' voice. .Madamo Pab ponboim ik fully adequate to render it In tbo manner required. -Bbo-possesses a very flhe soprano voice, powerful and penetrative, swdot -and clear, which Is used with. the;gxeSlOßtfacil ity. Bbo slugs with groat intoosity and warmth, and very evenly. Bus depleted tbo surprise, contempt, apd anger expressed in the subject in excellent dratnatlo stylo. Hot success was fis sured from tbo .first. _ For .an encore sbo sung tbo “Star-Spangled Banner.” Imagine tho atop ffom the “Ah Pcrfldo ” to tho “Star-Spangled Banner.” In her second number. Ardltil’s “ L’octMla ” waltz, sbo captivated tbo masses who do not understand Beethoven. Madame Papponblnn is one of tbo best artifits that has boon boro.for a long time, and we odly regret not being able to boar her in some hall whetotbe.aOOusUOs ato'.liettbr: than‘.ln tbo Ex position Building, and whore sbo could render sotno oftbe selections in which she bos boon so successful ~in..other cities. Miss Emma 0. Tbursby pleased more, than' over before, , and' carried off a well-deserved enfcore. In tbo difll-* cult “ Staccato Polka ” of Mulder, which aboun’ds with the : most dlfiicult: staccato passages ahd trills, she sang with that fluency... of stylo .and. sweetness and rich quality of tone which only the artist can accomplish, tier.clear and distinct enunciation was very eujbyable.- Her onfcoro was tbo "Mold o’ Dundee.” Mr. Levy played’ bia own polka, “Young America," with varia tions on. “Yankee Doodle,” and for ..encore “The Last Bose of Summer” and “Tho Car ftlval of Venice.” The brilliancy of playing.and; his remarkable execution were' the' principal foatdros of his performance, while tbo intensity of fooling and warmth of expression which Mr. Arbueklo threw Into his playing of De Beriqt’s sixth Air Varle and “Tbo Old Folks at Homb ” was equally artistic. . Tbs programme for this afternoon will bo as follows: PART T. 1. Overture—“ Night lu Granada”.... . . • Gilmore’* Band. 3. Saxophone Solo—'* Norma"; Mr. E. A. Lofebvre. 3. Shadow Song—“Dinorah ” Miss Emma O. Thereby. Cornet Solo—“ AtUla” Verdi Mr. M. Arbucklo. Grand Arid—“Frolßchuta ” ..Weber * Mmo. Eugenio Pappunbeiiu. . Grand selection from 4 ‘Martini Flolow Overture—“ lUenzl ”... . ,■ Gilmore’s Band. 8. Polonaise from •* Mlgnon " Bliss Emma O, Thtirnby. 0. Grand Cornet Solo— I “Favorite”,. Mr. J. Levy. 10. Grand Concert Waltz—•'ArdlUl”.. . Mtdatno EmfonloPapponhcim. Fautute Humorlallc—“ Lot Ji Dead”....WUmcra Gilmore's Band. Grand Marche Mllitalre Gilmore's Band, Tbo evening programme will bo as follows i . . vxnx i. 1. Overture-'*110bcan1cr^0. ,, ....... Glfmoro’* Band. 3, Cornet Solo—7th AirVs(le Mr. M. Arhucldo. 3, Grand Concert Air for Voice . . Miss Emma C. Tbursby. Grand Selection— •* Le Propboto ” ...Meyerbeo Ollmoro’a Band, Great Aria from •' TravUla . Madame Eugenio Pappenhelm. 0, Immortelle Waltz Weber Giimore'e Band. paht n. Overture—' '* Taunhauscr," Gilmore’s Band, Cornet Solo—" Leviathan P01ka,”... Mr. J. Low. Abode's Variations, for V0ice...... Miss Emma 0. Tburaby. Grand Solo—llcmlnlaccruw of*Mozart —— Gilmore's Band. Star Spangled Banner Madame Eugenio Pappcnbelm. Grand Centennial Quadrille.. Julio Gilmore's Band. IS. Grand Centennial March Gilmore's Band. , KATE DOUGLAS' CONCERT. In the plospnt whirl of musical-events the musical public should not forgot tho complimen tary concort'to bo given to Miss Kale Douglas on Monday evening at McCormick's Hall, upon which occasion this young and promising homo singer will make her debut, assisted by excellent home talent. A flue programme baa -boon pre pared. and the musical people should give,our ooeslhlb fntare pnma donna a most hearty po xonage upon this occasion. CASUALTIES. SHOT HIS FATHER FOR A PANTHER. VliixiUh to GattaUon Ksxce. Gonzales, Tox.,. May L— Last evening % young man named Marcoe, living on Sandy Fork, 4 miles from Harwood, shot tils father, billing him instantlyi It sbbriiH Mrl Marcoo.wontfo tho woods to lopk at some horses,* and bis sou Rad took lils gun and dog and Went In the same direction bunting. On seeing something move through the thick brush, and supposing it' to bo a D&ntlior, ho tiro ami fired, but was recalled by his father’s voice. Returning to the spot, bo found to bis borrpr ho bad shot bis father, who said. My son, you have killed mo!" and im mediately expired. DftOWHEO. Special iUnatoh to' The Chicago Tribune. UtooMraoroN, 111., May 6.—Yesterday. In a small’stream near Iloyfforlh, McLean County, was found the.dead body of William Yopnp, r one of tbo oldest. residents. and most-respected oltizonß of Randolph Township. ItUsupposed bo foil in ttio water while attempting to crocs 'tbo stream . Clxtsubd, 0., May C.—Simon Mandoibalnm, a resident of Detroit, wbo took pasaaga from thaldtyon the Cleveland aod Detroit steamer Northwest Thursday evening,.was mining when the steamer arrived hero. Bappbeod to have been lost overboard. A FATAL FALL. Special THfpbtch to the CAieuge IHSnne. ffiNoHX. Minn., May 6.—-Mrs. Docker* mother of W. n. Decker, of Fonntaln City, an old lady 75 years of ago, waa found senseless ,on the sidewalk this morning. It ip supposed ,sbo« either lumped or fell from the porch. Bho died at 10 o'clock.. THE BROKEN CABLES. New Took, May 6.—The latent London dls patches received by the Western Associated Prosl» Agency hero are dated 10 o’clock in lbs evening df May I. The Hnporlntbndent of the Direct Cable Company announces that thord will bo no Inereiso ol rates in consemiunco of the break m the Anglo-American cantos, hut sug gests that all meeeugee no made as brief as pos sible,’ that evurybodv may be accommoditod. The Western Union Company tabes boslotiss up to 0 o'clock p.m. to-day fm the Auglo-Amojieau cable, and will maku oounoctioa by steamer bo?, tween Bt. fterro and rUoontio. They hope by to-morrow to have s through cable. SLANDER TO BE PAID FOR. Bom Francisco,. May C.— I Tbs slander cose of thoßov, It. F» Parsballvd. I'. 11, Sumner was decldM lalho Third District Court: yesterday by a vecdict/of .(tkl,LuO .against Bumnor. The do fcttdwdia to Jtoriu- RAILWAY NEWS. Ilia War Bo.twoon tlio Trunk lilncs to tlio Kns't ami' the , Oruml Trunk. Termination of Hostilities Between tlio Ohioago-and St.-LoniS’Raade for Missouri River Basinets. Probable Reduction In Passcngcr-Farcs from tlio East to tlio West* ... THE GRAND TRUNK. tob riQHT-wrm tub vamucriiiltb. •J\) Me Sdllor cf The Chitago iriounsr . Detroit. May 4.—The New York Contra! Rail road Company, or it might perhaps ha more proper to s&f tho Messrs. Vanderbilt, Jealous of tho popularity and success of tbo Grand Trunk Company, made an attack upon their business a few weeks ago, and evidently had laid their plans for driving.this Company oat of tbo field of competition for tho through traffic., 'Tho tbffiß'WAa dOflO in (ho usual way. An Intercut wholly under tho control of tbo Messrs. Van derbilt was'lAfitrticted to oat (he rates alid take certain truffle from tho Grand Trunk. Tbo response to this was what w&a to .he expected, and those gentlemen found tbo whole of their valuable live-hog (raffle diverted from the ’Lake Shore and New York Central routes to the Michigan Central and Grand Truiik: They then desired to open negotia tion* witfai tho‘officers of the latter Company, who showed no reluctance to moot and consider matters. In the mutual interest of all the companies doing a through business. After submitting certain propositions, which wOre unacceptable to 'tho Grand Trunk 'ahd its allies, tbo snmo parlies wore 'again directed, and that whilst negotiations woro tending, to again out the' rates on tbo through Ivp-siock.traltlo and to divert tho business from tho Grand Trunk. Tlio second effort did not 'succeed any morb,than iho first, but it had tho effect of practically putting an end to the nego tiations whlchwero going on in regard to tho live-stock bnsloess. After much talk, and tho act being oharaotorized by nearly every interest represented at the mootings, wbioh took placo in Now..York,ion the subject as.,it,deserved to be characterized, a sort of truce was established, which was, however, of only very., short duration. Farther attempt* were to bo mado to oome to an uQdorstanding,.but very shortly after tbo'dato of tho meetings to which I havo referred the Now York Central Company issued 'instructions privately to all Its*agents to cut tho rates on all tbo trafflo carried by tho Grand Trunk! and by every moans in their power to -tiWifor the business of that line to tbo Lake Shore and New York Central. This was dono about tho Cth of April, aud in a vary few,days afterwards tbo pooling arrangement which had -ekisted between tho Eastern linos tanning out of Chicago pas broken up, not, however, before •$■20,01)0 had been extracted from the treasury of tho Michigan .Central Company, by tho Lake Shore Company by moans which would havo done" discredit to the tactics'of the "Artful Dodger.'* Tho Messrs. Vanderbilt now seek to pursuailo'tbo people of Now, York that their ' course has been adopted by a’dosiro to protect tho-iulerosls of that city. I refer to tho letters publjflhed below, flavine failed to coorco tho Grand Trunk Company into such arrangements as they desired,.and on tho other hand tho dis creet course of tho.officers of that Company having been indorsed by tbo whole of tho other railway interests carrying through trafflo, it is plain tho Now York Central Company desires to shift tho issue, hut it Is unfortunate that in tho earno order which 1 refer to as having boon Is sued about tbo sth of April, instructions woro given that •• the agreement as regards Now York, Philadelphia, and Rnltimoro rates must remain in (till force according to tho compact of the 2d of March,. 1870." This compact had for Us object tlio forcing of tho Western lines Into making such rates as tho Eastern lines should dictate for trafflo to tho places mentioned, and it wont so far as to pro vide that, if any of the Western companies Should make lower rates than those which wero dictated by tho'Eastorn linos, the traffic Bhoitld !he charged (say from tho’Niagara frontier! or other point whore it was delivered to tho East ern companies) tho local rates from such point. ' 1 sincerely hope, now that all tho arrangements amongst tho Eastern companion have also been broken up, an alliance may bo formed botwnou tha Michigan Conical and the Grand Trunk Companies which will placo them in a portion to hold on to an independent course, froo from all entangling aliiadces. . and at liberty to do their business permanently at fair rates, wbion Is all tbo commercial com munity desire. Shippers from Chicago are not likely to desert'tho Grand Trunk lino in this crisis. They haVo much to thank tho Company for in the past, and its present coarse ouly proves that thofio who control It will not bo dic tated to as to their business by ..adverse inter . outs, and havo an aversion to alliances which aro not unfrequoritly Inimical to the public iu teroslu. .Erentzor .Bellini •Moyorbeoi .Wagnei ,A. Tbomti .Hart turn .ArditU .Gilmore .LltblfT .Be Bcriol .Wogne THE LETTERS referred to by tho correspondent aro two in number. Tho first, addressed by Messrs; Scott, Jewett, and King to Commodore Vanderbilt, urg ing the formation of another combination id eluding the Grand Trunk, was published in yes terday’s Tribune. Tho reply Is as follows : KEW Yon* CItNTRAT. Railway. New York, April 2S, 197(1,—Okntlksten: Your letter of tho uith, aiblrcmd to O, Vanderbilt, .President, and William If. Vander bilt, Vlco-Presldcnt, boa been received, and duly con sidered. .Gilmore This Company has arrangement* with all the com prliUvs roads far Wcjt-hauud business, which wo un derstand to bo satisfactory to all parties Interested. So long as good faith is maintained tfteao arrangements will enable in all to recclvo a fair compensation for transportation, and wo aro nqt only willing but anxious tint they shall contluuo In force. On March 3,1H70. wo entered into an agreement with the Baltimore k Ohio and the rosda you rapresent in regard to the East-bound traffic, and hoped ami believed that we hid by It sallsfactorlly Bottled tbo differences of the Western roads, sud equitably dis tributed tho business of the country over tho great routes to the seaboard. It was In thin spirit, and to accomplish tboso rosiills, that tho agreement was mi tered into. It Is well'kuown, however, that it has not hoen carried oat,and oua of tho- contracting parties did not Issue the notices to Us agents requiring them to comply with Its provisions until about a month after tt was signed. This Company protested through Us Vico President sgatnftt this injustice sad bad faltli. An almost total loss of business followed, snd ws wore Anally compel!- 1 cd to give -notice of withdrawal from an agreement •which had been faithfully kept by us, and constantly Violated by others. This action docs not necessarily affect any other ar nfUßoiheuts which aro nod have been in force between the psrtlpji; and wo should greatly deploro any action of too other companies which would bring upon tho railroad interests controversies prejudicial to their stockholders. . Our withdrawal from the agreement of Msrchu simply replaces the Western roads on But bound bDn|nesVla the samo position wears on West bound,, and ivo refuse to exact fiom thorn , any longer complisoce with our dictation. Wo cannot for a moment sdmit that Ibis action ou our partoudan fora thq railroad inloreaU of tbs country; snd if, rbm a spirit of vindictiveness for whut wo have done, liny competitors throw the transportation business of the country into disorder by ». utueral reduction of (rates, tho roapoußlbllllT must rest entirely with them. .The special coqe of the Grand Trunk, referred to in Jbur communication, is only one, nud by no means id most important, byinch of this subject; and if chaos Is to fopow oiirdocllnatlon to allow a difference of 10 per cept of the' East-bound business, as mig 'gelled by your letter, the danse would seem hardly sufficient to Justify such a result. Very truly yours, W, 11. Vanokiuhlt, Vioo-treaidont. EASTERN PASSENGER RATES. vntt. TUenK 158 A DECUHB ? Tbo roada loadiug from this city to tbo East bate as yet ; mado no reductions in passenger rates, bill as tbo Grand Trunk and Vermont Cen tral bavo already, aa announced in yesterday's 'TututuiE, made a largo reduction in tbo rates from Poston to tbo )Vost, the other roads will undoubtedly bavo to follow adit; though they may do It reluctantly. As will be 1 seen by a letter published elsewhere, the Grand Trunk Is determined.to continue Its light against combinations, add lu its efforts ox poets to bo fldpportod by tbo people of tbo West, who are indebted to It for Ibe breaking of the pool and the keening down ol rates. It is announced that the Qtand Trunk will in a few dais make a. similar reduction in passenger rates to the East B 4 It has made to the West. It is understood (bat tbifl mote will bo followed by a deduction by the other Does from tbo East to the West, aud the rite will probably bo sl3 -or . from New York to Cbicaao. But it is doubtful that any of tbo New York trunk linos will also make a reduction ea«twird, as such action wonld seriously impair tbeir profits from tbo Centennial business, and Mm Grand Trunk has no outlet to Now York or Philadelphia, and hence cannot compote on that business. flat, even If Jbe Grand Trunk was loss de termined in Us opposition towards tho combina tion, tpure Ja hardly a probability that toolbar *ool ooom kt u Vw»4«bUU accowi to tha correspondence In yesterday's tod to . day's TntnnKß, lights also eby of oomhlnalioni nhd pools, and Intom!* to keep tin a healthy coo> petition In the interest of Now York. Commodore Vanderbilt has boon Interviewed by a Now York Ilcrald reporter in regard to Iht present railroad war, and ho gave the followlni account of tbs oondltionn which exist, ant which are the cause of the failure to come to u ’ojjrob'nlbuli All we have asked, or' ask nb#,' U that they sbal] arrange rates wlilclf alisll bA cormudu (e ' lioth Uiali lines, All th«M toco, you aoo, have. tbelr own rlowi of the way to get at (bo thing required. And I may say that 1 have my own way of getting at tbn points which are vital in (tie cane. Here are the Baltimore ft Ohio and tile Pennsylvania Central and onr own linen. Wo have already made a cotlCMStou on account 04 their short Baltimore ft Ohio and Philadelphia line] and now, when the Grand Trunk, oil (bo other shK comes in and asks us to make n concession to that lino, which la 16U milra longer than ohm, I nek, and j think tbebualnesa public will ask, Where la (he justies in 117 Bather than bo stricken on both aides of our line we aay to them, and Isay to them. If yon decide tlomakeadoclaratloii’of war, why. wo-can’t lirjn u. You can do,as shall atom to you lobe wisest and best. Yon are, Uib'ehibatibdliTorrucca between their Hnr* and ours are BCriCUa. In that regard, at least, their condition la not so advantageous oa oon. I'hoy to hare known that at tha start before (hoy put their mouoy into tliolr concerns. But the) say to ns, lu reality now.. We want you (0 fli your charges for freight ao that wo, though not so wcU located, may Kllllbavu wbal share Of tho buslnoes we want and really need. I think that proposition la plali and will be audiy understood by (be buslncaa public. " Bow, here la a largo (radio between tho Western section of tho country and tho Eastern. But there art also more line* of transportation, for the ,traffic, in eluding tbs way linos, than can be maintained sneers* fully at fair prices. In fact, there are more lines (ban are needed, and more capital Invested in tho trsnepor* tallon business (ban can be made (0 pay a fair return— (bat is, at fair charges for tbo work performed. Ths business won’t sustain tbo outlay for ltd accommoda tions. Henco some of those starving lines, as I caG them, If they can't got mom than their share oan't e* Ist, or rather can’t be maintained profitably. Tin fact Is, there are too many fellows In competition for this business, and they want us to ao arrange onr bus. lotas os' that they may tiro. I think we hnvo done all wo can for them in that particular way. Now* in orda that we may Uvo on proper chargee, wo cannot mala concessions which snail offset our natural advantages Is It Just that wo should 7 la it Just to make those d» mauds on tho Central Hood 7 Is U lust that tho Oca tnl Hoad should make such concessions to tbcao otha roads 7 I say It Is not.” ANOTHER PEACE DECLARED. Missouri! RtVEU HATES. Tho war between the Chicago and St. Loali roads oo buslnoa to Missouri lUvor points has &1 last boon terminated, and a treaty of peace bai boon made which it Is hollered will last for soras time. The mooting at which the GeneralFroigbi Agents of tho roads of the belligerent cities smoked their calumet and shook hands across tho bloody chasm was hold a day or two ago in St. Louis. Tho proceedings wore very stormy, the St. Lonis grumblers trying to gain some points, but nary a point would. tho Chicago agents.grant. '• Unconditional surrender" was tho watchword of tho Chicagoans, or olso war until Si. Louis in completely brought to bay ami hor bdxtnoss transferred to Obloago. When the St Loals agents saw that tho Chicago moo wore wolt supplied with that staple article called bock* bone, they concluded that discretion was the hotter part of valor and accepted tho terms pro* posed by the Chicago agents. The now tariff adopted is as followss From Chicago to AtchU son. Loavoawortu, Bt. Joseph, and Kansas City, first class, 85 cents per 100 pounds; second clots, 70 coala; third clans, 45 cents; fourth class, SO cents; special class, 26 cents; salt, 65 coots; class A; $75 per car: class B, SOO per car; class 0, $4 per ton; lumber, $62.50 per car. Tho difference iu favor of St. Louis is os fol lows : . First class, 20 cents, per 100 noandS ; second class, 20 coots ; third class, 10 conks ; fourth class, 6 cents ; special class, 5 cents ; class A. 925 nor car ; class B. S2O per car ; class C, $1 per ton. Salt, SO cents per barrel. - . The rates from Atchison. St. Joseph, Kansas City, and Leavenworth to Chicago will bo as fob lows : Corn and oats. 25 coots per 100 pounds ; wheat. cents per 100 pounds. From tho samo points to St. Louis : Corn and oats, cents per 100 pounds; wheat, 20couU per 100 pounds. To Fast St. Louis : Corn and oati, 19 coots; wheat, 22 cents. To Quincy and Hannibal the same rates as to St. Louis will bo charged. To Toledo tho rate wilt bo 85 cents per IOC pounds on all kinds of grain. Cattle and hogs will bo $62.50 per car froa MißßOurl Illver points to Chicago; $45 per cal to St. Louis ; and SSO por cor to Fast St. Lonis. The now rates will go ’into effect Wednesday, May 10. _ MISCELLANEOUS. BXTnAonmxABY time. The doalro for rapid transportation not bnlj for passengers but for freight la well exemplified in tho following fact. On tho 15th and ICth ol April tho Merchants* Dispatch Transportation Company shipped 25,000 bushels of groin via Lake Shore ami Now York Central Railroads. This was delivered on the 20th of April to tbs Btalo of Pennsylvania (ono of thoStato Steam* ship Company’s lino running from Now York to Glasgow), which Bailed on tho 21st of Aprll.and arrived in Glasgow on tho 2d of May, thus mak ing tho extraordinary and uhprocodontod timo of sixteen days from Chicago to Glasgow for tbs whole lot of about 750 tone. 1 PERSONAL. Mr. Rorolvol Lowell has boon appointed Gen eral Ticket Agent of the Burlington & Missoml lUvor Baitroad in Nebraska. PROPOSED REDUCTION. New York, Slay s.—Tho Grand Trank Rill* road propose reducing largely its rates os freights and passengers between Buffalo and Detroit, in a few days. East-bound rates for freight aro down (o from 15 to 20 cants to-day, compared with *ls cento of ton days ago. Hii hundred car-loads of freight, averaging 20 cents, arrived to-day over ono road, and 200 car-loadi were dispatched westward. MILWAUKEE. Stxrial Diamteh to J'he Chienoo tribune, Milwaukee, Mny 6.— Forty-live car-bads ol freight have loft hero for tho East, on which $3 per car freight more than paid in Chicago nil charged, thus reversing the recent ofdor of things. BOUTnKRN FREIGHTS. St, Louis, Mo„ Mny G.—A number of freight agents, roproaohtlng Southern roads, who have boon in bobhlod hero for throodave. ogroed, Inst evening, to ro-adopt tbo rates from til. Louis, Indianapolis, Chicago, and Cliiolnnall to points in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and other StatoH, known an tho ,k Oroen Line Points. * which wero in effect in Dccombor last. Tiicts aro also representatives here of several Eastern and Northuru roads, for the purpose of fixing Biiramor rates, but they have reached no conclu* eiou as yet. IOWA ITEMS. Imperial Dievnteh to The Chif<t{fo Tribune, ■ lowa City, la.; Mar fl.—lnformation rcaouel here that work has already comroooood on the lowa Southwestern, now called tho Chicago, Clinton & Western Railroad, repairing tho road bed, grading, oto. Tho track is already Jail 20 mlloH thm -eido of Clinton, ami most of the grading 1b done to this city. It is tho deter mination of tho Company to havo tho oars run ning hero by early July. Tho annual.mooting of tho Keokuk, lowa Cit] A MmuoHOta Railroad Company will bo bold Jun* 7, at Washington, la., inuteod of next week, as telegraphed Tub Tribune tho other day. Tho Hi. Louis, Kookuk A Northwestern Hail* road Company want (ho road-hod from Keokul to tills city ou which to continue tho northwest* orn portion of thoir lino, and it i« expected tun arrangements will ho made at tho WaahlngK* meeting to thiu offoct. the'Wisconsin investigation. Special DUvateh to TM Chicago tribune. Madison, Wls., May o.—The Legislative In vestlgeting Committee wda occupied to-day will tbo accounts of tho Superintendent of Publii Property. Buperiutoodebt Meredith, of Wash barn’s Administration and, bis accounts, oecn pied, moat of the day, and everything was fount correct, Superintendent Knight, of Taylor's Aa ministration, was under investigation whan tb« Committee adjourned this aftoroooo, and bu toucher* to show godd shape. OCEAN STEAMSHIP NEWS. FAirrncn Point, May 5,— Steamship Poly nceian, from Liverpool, arrived. Movillk, Mayß.—Steamer Olympia, from Net York, has arrived. Loir now. May fr.—The steamer Qootbs, bofon reported disabled by loss of her propeller, ar rived at Plymouth. Tho steamer will probablj bo able to proceed to Now York in two « three days. ■ SUICIDE. Special Ditpalch Tho Chtoaao 2W6una. Dcuuqob, la., May 6.— Ray before yosterda; Elson Ford, one of the oldest and woallbies citizens of Lynn County, took poison And diw In two boure. When asked by tbo pbysiflai what bo bod taken bu would not own the fact but said bo bad only tho providences God. “I am going through," were .bis i« word®- A. vial marked poison tod a tumbloi Mtd ipooa w«o fgond la iho butt aftoy M di*d

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