Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 9, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 9, 1876 Page 2
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2 ttenudl—tost l« tIL lam not an attorney, lot consulted idy legs* advisers, but 1 read the char *p. it ta very plain, ami I bate the tight to pat my wnslrucUon on It In Just a few word*. This charter *m adopted April 10, 1H72, by the Legislature of the State of llllnoli. At the time of lie adoption It wjb the opinion of the Leglshturo thatthia form of Ror emment should be adopted In every dty and village throughout the Btato, It vraa Iho opin ion of a majority of the Legislature that I hla act should bo vote* for. this act shonld rot era each aM rltylnthli State, or olherwlae It could nd kewassed. It waa passed AprIUO, and Bee. 48 saw, -A cenerM elec tion for city officer* shall beheld *a the third luraday of April In each year,” making II obligatory on every city that adopted this charier to haro AH ALKCTIOM ANNPALLT. Unlike Intention of the Legislature was that the Mayor* shonld have two-year terms. The very mil lection after that reads, “That at the general (lection held In M72,’’ which was Just as loon as It conld bo Included. that a Mayor shall ho elected for the purpose of making the term of the office two years and of the other office one year. The trouble has been with a groat number of the attorneys, In my opinion, that they we quoting from this charier after Its adoption. See, 7J "tatca that them shall be elected ta all cities organised under this act the following officers: Mayor, Uty Council, City Clerk, City Attorney, and City Treasurer, how, why Is It that those legal gentlemen draw their points so fine as to the question of the Mayoralty and as to tho vacancy, and all that sort of thing, when tho Mayor has been elected under this act. All their opinions, In my mind, refer to a man who Is acting under this charter, Bee. 29 states that the Council shall consist of tho May or and Aldermen. The late election was a general election. It was an election for tho choice of a Mayor, and certainly, In my opinion, Iho people have a right to It, notwithstanding Iho failure of this Council to* Include it iu tho call. 1 don’t believe the City Govern ment Is going lo bo complicated a particle, and'l defy the gentleman to state ouo branch of this Government that wtU bo complicated by the canvass of tho votes cast for Mayor, and tho declaration of tho same, and qualification of Mr. lloyno. If tho gentleman will just point out any ouo branch of this Government that is going to make any conflict of authority, 1 will try to explain It away. . . .... Aid, Uildreth—l will say every department of the City of Chicago. . .... ... Aid. Cullerton—l deny the fact. I don’t believe that Uioro Is a branch of this Government that will come In conflict with tho election of Mayor Uoyuc. The lint branch of the City Government that ought lo bo approached by the nowly-cleclcd Mayor should bo that of the Comptroller. 1 havo looked at Ibo mat ter very calmly, or I would not have taken this posi tion. We aro only partially organized under this act, Two branches are organized. Tho office of City Comp troller Is not known In this act. In this act la found Iho duty of lha City Clerk; and If tho legal gentlemen and tho advocates of onr presiding officer would uko tho trouble to examine this charter, they would And that they wore laboring In tho dark. If Mr. llaycs, and lie Is tho only branch of this Government whom Mayor lloyno or Mayor Colvin should question tu the premises, falls to recog nize a newly-cloctai Mayor, how quickly the City Government will l»o recognized under this charter, Tho duties of the City Clerk arc announced in Bee*. 72, 73, 76, 04, 07, OK, 101,1U4, and 103 of this charter. Bee. 103 provides that tho City Council may confer up on the City Clerk the bowers op the courrnoLLEn, and the adoption of the resolution making the amount of tho Clerk's bond la only temporarily adoptid, In case any conflict of authority should occur, we have »recourse. I never would havo taken tho position lliat I havo taken 1/ we did not havo a power behind us to act. It Is the duty of Mr. lloyne, if ho Is duly elected, and qualifies, to stop iuto the Comptroller's office and ask htm, ** Mr. liayos, do you ,propose to rccoguizo mo as Mayor!’* If he says •• No J” It Is In tho power of the Council, under the charter, to settle that question. That is the only branch of tho Government that should bo brought In conflict in any manner whatever on this question. I don't bcllovo that His Honor tho Mayor, who is silting In that chair, would go to the Police Marshal or Iho Utro Marshal and ask either of them to recognize him is Mayor. I believe, under the circumstances, that those two branches ought lobe left alone; politics should not figure in them, aud 1 hope it won't lo this struggle. There Is no fear that the city’s credit will be ruined by tho acts of the Connell hero to-night. Not a bit of 111 Let us see whether any blame is attached anywhere os to the reasons why the tho laboring man bos not been paid for live months, nor tho police force for three months. Let us see If this AdmlDtatfoUon Is not tho causo of tho riot that occurred ou Twenty-second street to-day. The rea sons that the Laboring men aud tho Follco Department of this dty are in arrears to-day aro: that the refusal of tho bankers of this city ard of others to comply with tho requests of Mr. llaycs upon them has caused part of this difficulty. The money of the tax-payers, paid Into the Treasury of this city, was used in carry ing out tho credit of tho city,—ln paying up the cer tificates that were coming duo. Whoso money was that, may I ask 7 Was It not tho money of these poor laboring men and tbcio policemen that was held lack to pay these certificates 7 I think, I know that It was. 1 believe that the holder* of certificates In this or any other city know full well that they will bo paid, and after the old Coundl had passed the Appropriation bill, after tho asscasracnt-ioU was pasacd by the Coun cil and levied against tho i«ople, what did wo find In another branch of thla Government? wo found the dismissal of a largo number of laborers here, and wo found a reduction of salaries,headed right hero in thla department. Just as soon as the press an nounced tunt the laborers* wages are lowered to $1.23, the lumber-dealers reduced their meu from $1.50 to $1.26; aud those In the employ of the United Stales ou the Government building aro in the same position. •! desire to say that there Is HO FEAR OF BLOOD RUNNING through the streets if thla vote Is declared to-night and Mayer lloyno le declared elected. That la all lx.»h. Ido hope that the rcoolutlou will pass, and that the vote will be announced, and the Council will then ad journ if they so desire. . . . .. Aid. White said that they had been treated to a very Hue buncombe speech, but It wouldn’t go dowu with him. He produced tho records to show that AM. Cullerton had presented a resolution to the Council which designated the 23d of April as tho doy for tho adoption ol (be charter. It looked as If Aid. Cullerton bad also worked to bo carried over a year. The speaker referred to Mr. Jamieson's opinion to tho effect that Mayor Colvin could hold over HU April, 1877, provided the Lord saw fit to let him exist, and ho expressed It as his firm opinion that the Lord considered Mr. Col vin too good a gentleman to lake away. Aid. Hildreth—ln 1877 and every two years there after there will be a general election for Mayor and a vacancy occurring under tho law as provided for to other sections of tho charter. Aid. Gilbert—Do you think that there has ever been a Mayor elected under this charier? Aid. Hildreth—No. sir. Aid. While—Do you ihluk there will 7 Aid. Hildreth said “No,” end went on to reply to Aid. Cidiertou, complaining that the latter had cast tome stigmas ou the late Council, AM. Aldrich—l move that the previous question be now taken. Tho motion was agreed to—ayes, 27; nays, I). The queatlun then recurred upon Aid. Aldrich's mo tion, aud It was adopted,—yeas, 2'i; nays, 10,—those who voted lo the negative being Sommer, Lading, Hildreth, O'Urieu, White, Uyan, Nlcieu, Leugachcr, Murphy, aud Sweeney. AM. Hildreth—l uuw move (bo Council adjourn. Aid. Thompson—l hoi* that trill be withdrawn, aud mow (hat while (ho vole ts being canvassed the Alder men be classified. AM. Cullerton—l hope not; It will only take ten minutes to canvass the vote. The motion to adjouru and classify were withdrawn. The Clerk then proceeded to canvass the vote, and when it waa concluded announced the result as Uoyuo fiJ,UCI, aud scattering 619. DECLARING UR. HOTNX MAYOR. Aid. Aldrich—l have a motion to make. I move that Thomas Hoyno be declared elected Mayor of Chicago for the term cudlug ou the third Tucsilay of Ai>ril, 1877. aud that a statumcut thereof be entered upon tbe journals of the Council. Aid. Hildreth—l move that it bo reduced to writing. Aid. Aldrich—lt Is lu writing. Aid. Bummer (to Mr. Colvin)—Do you cuterUia that motion 7 Mr. Colvin—Gentlemen of the Council, we hive arrived at a point now in your proceeding! in which 1 feel that I am hound to protect uouiu rights that X i*o»- vccA as Mayor of Chicago. Tbo very fact that au elec tion fur Mayor was nut authorized by law, aud that a vote east for no party under such proceeding cun bo legally canvassed, compels me lo decline to put any motion to declare the result of that election fur Mayor, 3 maintaining that I am the Mayor of Chicago, and that no other can bo appointed or tdected, (Applause and hisses.] Aid. Aldrich—You rule the motion out of order? Mr. Colvin—l do sir. 1 rule it illegal. Aid, Aldrich—l shall moat respectfully appeal from tbe decision of the Chair. Aid. Cullerton—l second tbe motion on the appeal. Mr. Colvin—Now, gentlemen, 1 decline to put that notion. Aid. Cullerton—Mr. President, bow does tho Chair get over 800. Al. Art. U, of the Charier ? . Mr. Colvin—lf tha Alderman will allow me lo ex plain, I will tell him how 1 get over all tho provisions of the charter. It la that Xam advised by as good au thorities as there are In the City of Chicago, as early aa last October, aud down to the present time, that no election can bu held for Mayor until 1817. Further more, X found that certain parties objected to my be ing lu office, aud 1 made a propoaitlvu to go to the Fut-reme Court with a cose, which they accepted. They made an application for mandamus iijkiu (he Com mon Council to call au election lor Mayor, Judge Dickty, who had Just been elected u member of that Court, was ou the record. The Court stood throe and three, aud TUB MANDAMUS WAH KEVUHED. Borne people aay that Uuota result, but if Ur, Al drich’s linn hat peued to bo combed of four members aud 1 should mate on application fur 1100, end two of them decided 1 should not hive it, I would nut get thetlOU—would 1 get the fIOOT You say nut. of course; therefore 1 would bo defeated, and thu tjiuu la the coau now. The Kuprume Court refuted the at* filiation ef Messrs. George Armour imd diaries il, lendersou. This was dime upon my own Invitation, fur 1 said then, u 1 have always said to every peruou within the sound of my voice now, 1 am, and always Ja»>e said, if I don't hold the utlica by law, 1 duu I dr* •ire to hold It another hour. I say that emphatically to you gentlemen present here tonight. I said it lu my message which you refused to listen to this evening 1 I utado a proi>osltioQ to ui&Ks a rase end go to the Hnpreiue Court with it and decide It thu next term, which will tie in about thirty days. If that la accepted lam ready lu go there, lint i cannot, gentlemen, in justice to myself, believing that I aw the legal Mayor of Chicago, 1 cannot allow this proceeding to go lurtlur if 1 can prevent it by my rclutdug to act. Aid. Cnllertou—l will simply read Bee, 2j of the Charter, which U os follows : ♦* (Council, how composted.] The City Council ihall •ooslat of the Mayor aud Aldermen.'* Your Uouur bss been tilting during our resslou this ■veiling as presiding officer of this Council. You have recognised, in his turn, every member who has ad* dressed you, which was perfectly proper. You sro recogulied by this body as being Us presiding onktr, noil os such you have entertained motions which I ask fee Clerk to read—the record of tha motion that Uu ■Bl col as regards the counting o| t£Q vHd, - jfgQmß wedthercooid. AM. Cullerton—Them the Chair decides Aid. Aid rich’s motion entirely out of order, jld Cnllcrtoo—You hold that to be ths rule t Mr Colvin—Tl»t is Just what 1 told you, AM CuiS«fc»—’You refused to entertain (be too- Alfl.^Eeyo— I do nol believe that the majority of any Bio** *r Council should be treated In tMs manner. If it waa the Intention of the presidio* officer I think It was in bad taate to carry It* proceed. Inns on thus fsr and then refuso to act, There la * way by which this motion oau bo entered upon the Journal*, and done bo legally. JUUI UaiK. I»4I». HWHW ■'* Aid. Hildreth—Then dolt J Ald.Cullerton—Tbo gentleman behind mo wye let ua do It right off. .. .. .... _ Aid. Hildreth—l aay resort to it right off. *ld, Cnllerlon—l am going to reaort to It, and It will bo douo legally. I have consulted some gentle* men who are good parllameutarlana, this afternoon, upon thla very point. We have found it to ha the oUeaa long as the Presiding Officer rcfußea to enter* tain a proper motion, that it ta the duty of the Conn, rll to elect ©reelect one of its members to preside temporarily, and 1 hope that In making thla motion therowlll ho no objections to Ua being done. Aid. Hildreth—l suggest (bat the Clerk make (bo motion, which will be proper. .. .. Aid. Cullerton—l object to the Clerk making the mo* lion. Ido not desire any Instructions in that way, AM, Hildreth—bet a member pul the question. Aid. Cullerton—Nut that either. That was one point that fans tmen taken under consideration. 1 hope that thepresldlng officer will not compel a majority of (bo Council to HRflOnx TO TUB BKLFCTtOS of one of Ita member* as tho presiding officer tem porarily. .. . .. Xlr. Colvin—Show mo any authority for I. Aid, Cullerton—Simply the motion of the* Connell. That will bo considered authoritative; If the chair refuses to entertain tho motion, I certainly must re sort to it. 1 did think that XL.*. Colvin—l don’t know about that, Aid. Culler* In bia placo and stats tb;d ho would put the motion, but I have found since 0 o'clock that (hat would not bo narllamGutary. Dm It 1* parliamentary that, In caso a presiding officer refuses to entertain a proper mo- ** C Mr Crtlvln—Thrro Is where we differ. It Id an Im* proper motion, and I decide it as improper. 1 Aid CiiL'erlon—We have appealed from the decision, and the Ch ilr. being one of tho members, falls to en* lf**tho first motion is not proper, tho fccondvotilil not be. Aid Cullun'on—Then I will move, Mr. rrciidcnt—■- .Mr. Colvin—Move cautiously. .... vAld. Cullcrltn—Yes, sir; 1 am just going to work cautiously, ai»l, I hope, without any confusion. I move, .Mr. Clon't. (hat Aid. Aldrich act as TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN OP TUIB BODY. Aid, Thompson—l second tho motion. Mr. Colvin—l eball rule that out of order. Aid. Cullerton lnm addressing the Clerk. Xlr. Colvlu—lt don’t make any difference. Xam tho presiding officc-r of tho Council, ami I rule It out of order. . . . Aid Cullerton—T? don’t make anv difference. Me. Colvin—Xlr. Clerk, 1 dealro you not to put that motion, sir; you have no authority of low for putting that motion. You wilt not do It. If tho gentleman can give us any authority for tho position he haa occu pied, that is another thing. , „ „ Aid, Cullerton—l rimpiy state to the presiding offi. ccr, that If the acta of this Council, and particularly under this motion, cjp illegal, certainly tho case Is with you. If Iheyaro local they aro with a majority of thohouso; hot when the presiding officer refuses to entertain a proper motion certainly It Is tbo duty of tho Clerk. . , , # Mr. Colvin—Are you to bo the judge of a proper motion or not. . A ., _ Aid, Cullerton—A majority of this Connell rules this body, and (boro is no question about it. Wo aro now about to select a temporary Chairman for tho purpose of transacting our business, which la perfect ly proffer, and I can move that Aid, Aldrich act as temporary Chairman of this Council If 1 can get a second. ALD. HUEIUDAN—I SECOND THE MOTION. Aid. Thompson—l hoi>o that motion will not bo necessary. I can certainly appreciate tbo feelings of the presiding officur. I do nut wonder that ho dis likes to put tbo motion. At tho aamo time 1 have been assured to-day and to-night by somu of his fncuda that, to restrain himself within the hounds of law. Ho his called for tho authority for tbo proposition mads by Aid. Cullerton. 1 re speellully call for tho authority which allows him to disregard an appeal from his decision on a point of order. Tlio Chair must bo stluut upon that proposition. There is no authority for it. If, as has been said by lh«> friends of tho Xtayor to-night, Unit ho is Inclined to keep himself within the bounds of law and proprka'.y, if ho dislikes to put the tuoUou, ho could, if ho chot c, ask tho Clerk to put it, or he muy ask lomo member to step u;mii tho platform. If ho will allow the motjou to bo put lu any way congenial to hU feelings, tho majority of • the Council will bo glad. 1 cannot think that tho Mayor of this city, wbc bis been representing, as I said, that bo would keep within the bounds of law, wilt fall to do his duty as presiding officer, and conform to tho wishes of the Couudl and bo Its servant. Whatever may ho bis rights hereafter they aro not to 1m affected by any action we can take to-night; but for tbo purpose* of harmony, and to keep tho presiding officer and tho Mayor within the bounds of law uud propriety, so (hut It may go abroad that there has been nothing rash and Improper douo hero to-uight, 1 call upon the presiding officer to accede to the wishes of the majority of tho Cuuucil. Xlr. Colvin—Mill you give tho authority on which you bn(o your claim 7 Aid. Thompaon-.Tho authority is as follows: llulo 4 says that tho presiding officer shall decide alt ques tions of order, subject to an appeal to tho Common Council. If this question is upon a point of order ho must decide It subject to an appeal, That is AUTHORITY ENOUGH. Mr. Colvin—l Uku tots position, gentlemen, to pre serve my rights. If any member of this Connell wishes to nuke a motion they can do so. Aid. Thompson—SVlU the Chair vacate for that pur pose? XL*. Colvin—No,’sir. Aid. Cullerton—lt is not necessary. Aid. Thompson—l don’t think it is necessary. 1 would ssk tho Clerk to read the record of our proceed* lints up to this time. Tho Clerk read It. Aid. Thompson (to Aid. Cullerton)—Do you with draw your motion? Aid. Cullerton—l do not, but the Chair refuses to •DterUln|lt. Aid. Thompson— I am inclined to think 1 will (ok* tho responsibility of putting tho motion. A voice—That is right. Aid. Hildreth—Let tho Clerk make the record. It makes a record of the Common Council, and the Mayor lu no wsy Jeopardizes bis own rights. The record can bo made this way by any Alderman of the Council making the motion, or the Clerk may do ao himself—put tho motion to the body and make a record of it. Mr. Calvin—No gentleman in this Council can havo any question in his mind os to my being sanguine lu regard to my rights TO HOLD THIS OFFICE, and no gentleman in this Council, in my Judgment, ought to feel (hat I ought to bo induced to eaciillco those rights after all I havo submitted to during th* last twenty-eight months. [Applause and hisses.] Aid. Cullerton—lt is true that the Chair ought to have some feeling in putting such a motion. Mr. Colvin—l assure you I have no feeling about the matter nl all; 1 consider that I am protecting my per* eonal rights. Aid. Cullerton—Certainly the Chair knows full wed that he has no right to block legislation in this manner; he certainly will admit that. • • Mr, Colvlu—l do not bollovo that if blocks legisla tion. Aid. Cullerton—lt certainly does. Aid. White—A point of order. I dte tbe lama rule thet the Alderman takes fur hla authority. It says that an Alderman shill speak but once ou tbe sawo question if any Alderman object. AM. Cullerton—The presiding officer baa not enter tained the motion on Jhe appeal. Aid. White—That don't make no difference. Aid. Cttlloitou—What are you reading there 7 Head it again. Alii. White—l will, ns the Alderman requests it, knowing him lo be a very ignorant man aud unable to read it far himself. Aid, White read the rule. Aid. CuUurtou—in the question of appeal before tbo Council 7 Mr. Colvin—l do not wish to bo misunderstood in this mailer. Ido not refuse to put thla motion glmjily because it U out of order, but because IT IH IbJ.EUAL IN IIH UIIAUACmt. That U the ground upon which I decline, I can pro tect my rights if Ido put It. Now if tho law did not require that 1 should have come here to-ulght to preside over this highly respectable lunly, 1 would never have came here at oil. Hut tho law ab solutely required mo to come here, and that Is why X did. Now lam willing to do everything lu tho world that I can do lo servo you, except on a proposition illegally to deprive mo of those rights which the law guarantees to mo. Now, I cannot aeu tbo force of thla thing myself— of this proceeding, lu the Aral place, I have made you a proposition to make a case and go lothußuprcmo Court. There is no gentleman within sound of my vut.o that can say now In his own heart that he be lieves (hat I havu not got a claim. Nut a single nun esu say that I do nut btliovu it my self, I believe (hat every one feels lu bis own heart that I have got a claim to It—that I am backed up by tho highest tribunal lu the Htato of Illinois, of which I am a resident, and have been for IfJ years tbo igllh day of lost March. No man baa specified a charge agslaal mi-; no man baa said I ought to vacate this seat of tho Mayoralty U«amo 1 have done wrong. Not a man has said that. I have bad no opportunity duiiug this last canvass to place myself on tho record where I belong, for 1 was not invited even lu lay owu ward, by the two gentlemen who 1 ace befote mu (Aid, Thompson aud Aldrich) or by any of the jiarty to which I belong, lam u Itepubhcso, uud havu been since IMU. X was a Uopublicau when Joe Mcdill uud Tun TuinUNh was ou theulhsr aids of the bouse. 1 left the Democratic party in Istit upon the war question, X was for wur —tor all the wars (b it bud been or (hat were lo oiiou. sink or swim, survive or perish—every time. 1 had a father lu the War of luti-li on tho frontier. I hud a ton lu the Federal Army. Xam a |(War [man. I attended all the Mur meetings during ute winds lime, with the City Clerk there. Wo wire members of u certain committee iu tho Ctty of Coic.go, What was tho name of it, my tru-ud? Mr. Huts—Tho Culuu Defense Committee. Mr. Colvin—Ves; tho Union Defense Committee of Chicago. It was composed of some of the bc-.t men there were iu (he city. There was our old friend J udk’e Mjuierrc,Mho is dead aud gone, There was Jehu M. Wilson, Van Higgins, Casper Uulz, I*. L. Voe. and thbtclasauf gentlemen. Now, ( want to know if my record haa gone for being a patriot? Who says lam nut mgood a nun as anybody? iLaughier,] New every charge on earth is made against me. Whyam I to be kit Lid out of this office uuterrtmmioualy 7 I ask my neighbor out there (Aid. Thompumj, why am I to Le kicked out of tida office unceremoni ously? fA vomo, “Wipe your nose."] If I have .duw iujUtiug wrcflfcUiUi.vlavU UmmsUv, vfc*ui, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1876. the trouble? Am X going to Injure you, gentlemen ? I laid to you In my message, if yon will bring (be •■me moral influence In Hits Council that elected you here, kul you will exert them here Inbebtlf of Rood order, am! economy, end everything of that *ort. yon will find Mayor Colvin right with yon every time. (Laughter.) Every time, gentlemen, I will be right there. But that was not what was the mailer. Not onoof you gentlemen have over dark ened my door elnco }ou wero elected AMermcn of the City of Chicago, I am eorry to aay. and I know moat of yon personally, and yet not ono alngie person-of cer tain warila, the Firet, Second. Third. Fourth, the old Thirteenth,—noPa mother'* eon of yon haa ever dark* ened my doore. You have never como lo me and aald, “Colvin, beta we are, elected Aldermen. Wa waultodo the heel wo can for the city, and vre waul you lo help na.” Yon never camn to me even and aald that, I volunteered lo aay lothal young man who ait* right there (Aid. Thompson) In an interview with me that I hoped you gentlemen would come and Uiat you would asalat mo in getting a good governmeut. Tun Chicago Tiudunk drove away from me Aid. Heath and all Ui*«o gentlemen that composed the Common Council before. They kept them ‘ell standing right up (here and fighting mo (ho whole lime. Wliatwas it for? Can either of them any to-night before you 7 If they can. 1 will resign In five mlnurrs, If one of them can cay that he ever eaw mo Jo anything (bat was not in the Interests of Chicago. Where la the Mayor that ever exerted his in* finrncc to bring about a reduction In hla own salary hut me? 1 by my Inlluencfr—with the Common Council also— reduced every single employe of the city Ifipor cent where his salary was In exccsi of SI,OU). That took |C>oooutaf my pocket. The law had fixed my salary, and I would like to know who cau take It without smelt action on my part. What was it tor? It was to save tuo money lo you, neigh bors, That waa what It was far, Show me any extravagance 1 have done—anything extravagant. 1 have always been for saving, and not for spending the money, I removed a man, by my In llucnce, from the Water-Work* hero a few days ago which there has-been a terrible ado about. What was it? Ilia name Is Cregter, That’s hla name. 1 did It because I saw that ho was disposed •to put in my way^—exorcised his authority to pro vent mo from bringing about the reform In the saving of fuel, which was a saving of f. 0,000 a year. [Applause.] Tub Chicago TntnuMt came In in two articles several days twforc and says. “Wbyl dolt without delay.'* And (ho very moment that ( found that this man was In my way, and put him out, Thk Chicago Tiumrsr. came down on mo like a thou sand of brick. I am credibly informed that a larga petition is being circulated, when ho was pm out of olllco lo the Mayor to replace and reinstate this man in office. Now everybody says, “Oct rid of these high-salaried pheem" They said, “Ho keeps a 1 horse and wagon,” They don't keep any for me. I I don’t hare any horse and wagon, except at tny own expense, but tic has had one to ride all over the city— the only man who has bad one. The Board of Public Works litre bad none, but Crcgior had. Now, gentlemen, I ask to bo excused from stl this talk ou this subject, but I do feel as though 1 would liko to have you understand my position; I can say to you that, if you will let mo bo Mayor, and I think you will if you cannot help It [laughter], I will do the very best fur the city that 1 can. And 1 will say further tint 1 don't caru any more about the value of Ibis olllco to mo than I do about (bat pen, aud 1 would uot giro much for that. 1 (ell you. I have had abuse for brcalifo-t, dinner, and supper about as long as 1 want It. but I cannot afford to let sumo person come Into this place that I occupy hero, and then you gentlemen turn around and say Colvin waa a failure. Why? He came he did nut havo tbo support of such peoplo os you arc. That was (ho rea son. A merchant camo into tny oifico tbn other day, and said it struck him that perhaps 1 did not discharge my duty. Bain I, Why? “Well,” saht he, “ 1 think that a great deal of fault has been found with you, and it la because wo people don’t do our duty: we don't give you our support.”' “Now,” said I, " my friend, you havo struck tho very key note exactly.” Now, I have always tried to state the facts to you, hut they never havo done one thing to help me doit; not one thing. Then they aay that tbo Government is not ono of economy. John Wentworth said at that meeting at the Exposition that if 1 had an economical Administration (hero would bo no trouble ntmit getting nil tho money we wanted. That is humbug I That ia one of John's humbugs. You know when that old gooso calls ou his Christian friends to help him, you know what ho means—Just what he means. 1 have always done everything 1 could for the tax-paynrs. 1 appeal to every man to say whether I havo uot. Gentlemen, if 1 could be in (hla office In peace, I would like it. If you cun show that It don't beloug to me, I will walk out with tho greatest pleasure you cm imagine, and never care to como luto this place again, unless to see somebody here. I should like to help support eomolwdy who is hero If lam uot here. That Is tho way I feel. Wentworth said tho people would pay their taxes if they had another Mayor. 1 said (0 tho people, “Put np and 1 will resign.” If 1 can put this city right aui ferrn Jtrma, you know, and get that money to payola Indebtedness aud to save tho isnuo of those certificates that people ore talking about so much, 1 would l>a glad to do it; there Is no nacritlco 1 would not make—any thing you can Imagine. Now, people do not pay their taxes, although 1 made tills olfcr. Now why do tbs people ask mo go much to resign? It struck me (hat they asked me so frequently to resign because they could not dispose of mo any other way. That ia tho way It luokodtomo. I guess lam pretty noir rightabout it. Get thuso very deves follows to come up to tho • scratch here, and 1 tell you, gcuUemou, you will bo disappointed—t toll you, you will. 1 know your prejudices against mo now; I am not sur prised at It. You take these papers morning alter morning, and read these statements about mo for breakfast, dinner, and supper. 1 tell you, gentlemen, I am uot surprised at it, but 1 tell you 1 rim an Insti tution In the City of Chicago that 1 camo hero to build up twenty-two years ago, and the same men, many of them, are tho managers of It that were when I commenced. 1 commenced with one horse aud wagon on Dearborn street ou tho Ist day cf May, ISM, 1 have built un a very hrgo business lu this city. I submit to yon, Mr. Aldrich, as a business msu, would you have kept a nun In your employ who was a bad man for twenty-two years ? I submit to you ; you wouldn't do that, gentlemen. No, you wouldn’t. Do tuo the jfisllce to nay that. Now, gentlemen, lam Just as true, and honest, and faithful to the City of Chicago as overt was to the Express Company. 1 hud a thousand times rather if I could got out or this place without a Sacrifice of whst I regard to be my rights. I would rather go down there to-morrow morning aud attend to my own busi ness there oud deal with my merchants and neighbors. They never havo said a word against me. Winn 1 ran for Mayor uot a merchant came to me and said, “ Colvin, you havo not dealt fairly with me.” That is the lime when men say such things. But not a man cau be found in Chi cago to say that against me. With this explanation, I hups some of you will put this motion, and relievo me from doing It, snd It la only for the reason (bat I feel that I cannot. 1 don't with to raise any discord at all. Aid. Thompson—Mr. Clerk, I understand that tho records stand lu this way—that the Chair decided tbo motion of Aid. Aldrich out of order. An appeal waa taken from that decision, and the Chair declines to entertain that appeal or to put the motion on the appeal. Tho Clerk-Then Aid. Oullerton moves that Aid. Aldrich bo elected temporary Chairman of tUs body. 'Aid. CuUertuu—l withdraw that. Aid. Thompson—l coll upon Aid. Aldrich to pal the motion. Aid. Aldrich—Gentlemen, you have beard the mo tion. I will put thu question that 1 made myself. Those of you in favor of the motion, as the names are called, say aye, and the contrary, no. The motion was then taken by yeas and nays, re sulting—yeas, 111; nays, 11—os follows ; JViM— Pearson, McAulcy, Boasnberg, Ballard, Thompson, Aldrich, Gilbert, Stewart. Hht-rldau, Ctil lertuu, -Berber, Lawler, Van Osdel, Bcldlor, bmtlb, Throop, Briggs, McCrea, llawlolgh, Cleveland, Bum gartcu, Waldo, Llusoubarth, Kirk, Bosor—Us. I Au/;*—Sommer, Lodiug, Hlldretb, O’Brien, White, I Wheeler, llyan, Nissan, Leugtcher, Murphy, Bweenoy 1 —IL Aid. Aldrich—Tbo motion is carried. Aid. Thompson—X have n resolution that I hope may pass without debate. The clerk will read It, 1 move its adoption. •* Tho clerk read tho resolution os follows : Jletoheil, That tho penal aum of tho bond of tbo Mayor-elect fur the term ending on tho third Tuesday of April. 1837, to be Used at (lo.COO. Aid. While— I move to refer lo tbo Committee ou Judiciary when appointed. Aid. Huerldan—l move to lay that on tbe table. Mr. Colvin—lam iu the same position on this mo (ion that 1 was ou tho other. Aid. Thompson—kou deddo the motion out of or der? Mr. Colvin—l do. AM. Thompson—Yon decline to put It? Mr. Colvin—l munt. Aid. Thompson—Very mil. Mr. Colvin—l decline to entertain It. Aid. Oullcrton—A point of order. Ttie Chair haa failed to do Ina duty in this mailer. Tbo resolution was read by the Clerk, and Is in thu possession of the house. It la not amotion; it is u resolution. If It mts the decision of the Chair to rule It out of order, bn should have duuo so immediately after the Clerk had commenced .to road thu same, or olherwlaa some member of tho Council should hero axkcd that it be rend for information. It la now in possession of the house, aud has to bo voted upon. Moca the Chair ruin thu motion to pass the resolution out of order? Mr| Colvin—l do. Aid. Cnllertou—l move that Aid. Aldrich Tui the question. Vuu nlao rule the appeal out of order? Sir. Colvin—for the aamo reason aa stated before. Mr. Aldrich then put the question, and It waa car* rlfd In die altlrmallve, yeas 'Jit, uaya Id. The next business waa brought about by a motion of Aid. Throop tu proceed to draw for the tonne of the members. Thu motion was seconded and prevailed, and It waa agreed that the manner of drawing should bo the placing of two card* lu a hat, onu reading •• one year, 1 ’ aud thu other “two years,” Thu drawing then proceeded, and resulted aa fob Iowa: Years. IWhlle, Pearson, McAllley... Uooenk'rg JUllard ..., Thomicou Aidricu... Gilbert.... (Stewart.... Bummer... Hhondau.. Culh-rtou.. Doaing. .. Hildreth... Herur.,,, O'Urieu ...i lotwlrr.... Van Usdcl. 'i (Smith ‘iiThrixip 1 Itrffigu... ... ijMcC'rea U Uawteigh.... U Uy»u .....flUUuingartta, • '...‘AN1eae1t...... ......ViLcugachif,,, ......llLlneeubarih, X Murphy...., VlHwecnev,... it Kirk iktdler ijlloscr, The Council (ben adjourned. Ur. Henry Wattcrson averts that Ur. Karon, tho founder snX part owner of thu Cincinnati /.'m/iujvr. Is Mover jald any dividends, tho uullro profits of thu concern being paid out to tho managing larluurs in salaries. Mr. reran Is not on epuokiug terms with his partners, or wllh Hie wuuglpg editor of the A'nguj'Ws CRIMINAL NEWS. Intense Popular Kxcltcmcnfc in Uoston Over Piper’s Con fessions. Horriblo Recital of Hi) Atrocities—His Evident Hope of a Madman's Fate. Nothing Short of His Immediate Legal Extinction Practicable. A Horrible Wifo-Murdor at Foterboro, Cana da—Other Telegrams. ( THE BOSTON WOMAN-KILLER. Special Dupateh to The Chicago Tribune, Boston, Mass., May B.—Mono of tbo myste rious aud awful murders which have brought our Puritanical city into notlco in lato vosra has created such an excitement as was produced by tbo confession of Thomas A. Piper, made public to-day. (J Enforced abstinence from rum and opium, together with constantly increasing'indulgence in solitary vice, baa loon breaking him down so that tbo Jailors nro already beginning to fear that bo will nover livo to mount tbo gallows. Ills failing health was shown first by bis acknowledgment that be know of Mabel’s death, but that It was the result of ac cident ; later by tbo writing of a long letter to bis mother, and, yoiterdav, by his confession of tbo crimo for which bo is to die; together with two others which bavo balllcd tbo best efforts of tbo potico. Although tbo fact of this confession was printed m a morning paper, it was not gen erally behoved till, in tbo Supremo Court, a motion for anew trial, affidavits in which bad been filed on Saturday, camo up for argument. Then tbo counsel for tbo prisoner arose and stated that confessions bad boon roado to him, tbo nature of which it was unnecessary for him to state, but which led -him to withdraw from any further connection with tbe caso, and tbo Judga tboieupon announced that tbo Court would formally overrule the motion. Mr. Brown declined to give any information as to bis conversation with tho prisoner, but tbo sub stance has boon learned. Piper confessed iu tbo first place to tbo murder ot f Mabel Young, of which bo stood convicted, saying that bo bad foit a desire all day to kill somebody, and bad taken a bat up into. tbo belfry with which to do it. Ho laid in wait for a girl about 12 years old, but Mabel 101 lin bis way, and, other request, be went up with her. Ho killodber by sinking her two blows upon her bead with tbo bat. Ho intended to oatrago her after death. Ho also confessed that bo was tbo murderer of Bridget Landrogau, which crime was committed in tho year 1873, and for which bo was onco arrested and discharged. Tbo evening on which be murdered her be was possessed with tbo uamo desire to kill, and bo nerved himself by drinking a compound of opium and whisky, and selected for bis instrument of death a piece of a wagon-ebaft, which bo sawed at tbe proper length and secreted. Ho thou wont out to watch ior ids victim. The unfortunate one bo selected bo saw* got out of a boreo-car. Bo did not know iter, but bo got ins club and followed her to n occluded spot, when bo crept up behind her aud struck her two terri ble blows upon tbo bead. Ho than ran homo, from which bo bud not been absent mure than fifteen minutes, and wont to Dcd. Ho also confessed to tbo assault on Mary Tyner iu July, 1874, for winch be bos never boon suspected, She was a proatitmo. Hu mot her on tbo street, and wont to bor room and to bed with bor. In tbe night be woke up, and, seeing that she was bleeping, was seized with tbo desire to kill bor. and bo accordingly beat bor upon the bead and loft her fur dead, escaping through an open window. Tbo dato of Piper's execution is fixed for May 20. There is little doubt about tho truth of bis statements concerning tbo two murders, but some discredit is thrown upon tbe other matter by tbo detectives, who think bis object may be to oreate a belief that bo is insane aud irrespon sible. Tbe nubile, however, demands tus exe cution, and there is no hope for executive clem ency. CANADIAN NEWS. tivedal Dituatch to The CVuciwn Tribune. Peterhouo, May B.—The most awful tragedy that over occurred in this usually peaceful town took place at 8 o'clock to-night. James llyan stabbed bis wife through tbo heart, kitting her instantly. Byau is one of tbo oldest inhabitants and a loading business man, but bas been drink ing bard lately. Mrs. Ryan was an amiablolady and highly respected. Tbo crime bas scuta thrill of horror through tbo onttre community. Ryan was promptly orrostod and locked up. .Spioat Vuuateh to Tit* Chicago Tribune. Dunxjah. May tf.~Horious frauds aro.uiscoyored to have boon perpetrated in connection with the Ravings bank department of tbo I’ost-Ofllce boro by I'ostmaater .7. M. Thornton, who baa cleared oat to tbo States. Mr. Thornton was also tbo agent of ono or two other associations, to which he is a defaulter. Tbe losses so far at discovered amount to about SIO,OOO. Special Viivateh to The Chicago Tribune. Todonto, Out., May B.—Samuel McEwon, a laborer, was arrested last night for murderously assaulting with a tazor a Mr. aud Mrs. Davis. On Davis, MoEwen inllictod six wounds, on Mrs. Davis olovon. Doth arc hacked and sloshed in a fearful manner, and now ho at tbo General Hospital in a critical stale. oveetal iHevatch U> The Chtcaao Tribune. St. John, N. 13., May B.—Capt. Bolford Heed, of Sackvillo, who started for Chicago a fow days ago to contest a lawsuit brought against him in Geneva, HI., involving $7,000, has returned, a pickpocket in lioohostor having robbed him of oil his money and papers, including documents necessary to establish his side of the case in tbo approaching trial. A HORRIBLE CRIME. > Rpeeial DUpaleh <o Ihe Chicago TriouM. Fort Wayne, lod., May B.—Last November a a young lady named Nellie Foreman, 17 years old, mysteriously disappeared from her home at Eaton, lad., producing much excitement. Her fato was not ascertained until yesterday, when her brother, John Foreman, overcome with re morse, confessed that she died from tho effects of abortion, add pointed out her burial-place la a swamp near Eaton. Her body was disinterred and Foreman placed in Jail, together with Nat Smith, whom ho implicated as her aoducor, llobort Brandt, I’ostuiasler at Eaton, and Dra. Manzur and Mollwsiuo, whom ho accused of btmg accessories to the abortion and death. Indignation and excitement havo risen to a high pitch, and it is foarod tbe throats of lynch ing, which are now freely made, will bo put into execution before to-morrow morning. SUSPECTED OF HEINOUS CRIME. Sutcxal OStpateh to The Chicago Tribune. Lincoln, Neb., May B.—Developments in the murder of Nathan Clough, at Seward, have led to suspect hla brother,Warren Clough, ana wife, as tho murderers. Bloody clothes said to be long to Clough, tho arrested party, have boon found in a Water-closet on the premises, and other things point to him os guilty. The sus pected man has always borne an excellent repu totion, and movqd in good society. Year*. u ESCAPE OF CONVICTS. Little Bock, Ark., May B.~Blght convicts escaped from tho stouo quarry near the Peni tentiary this evening by knocking tho guard down. They were named Lumpkins, Dali, liouu, House, Polks, Tyler, Shelby, and Woods. All are desperate characters. A laige force is out to capture them. BURGLARY. Special Diipatch to The Chicago Tributt, fPiXTON, 111., May B.—A. Anderson's store la this place, was hurglatUod last night. About $(10 worth of table-cutlery and hardware was taken; also, $3 in nickels. There is no clew to tho thieves. THE LAWS DELAY. Balt Lake, May B.—Leo and Dame, indicted for participation in tbo’Mimntaiu massacre, and who have been in Jail about a year awaiting trial, were brought Wore 1U« DiaUlct Court Beaver to-day. Thoproßecutiogattorney declined to act. Ilin principal, the United Blalea Attor nejr for llile Termory v has been removed. and bin successor lies not arrived. It Is probable tbo trial will to postponed. THE OHIO MINERS. Olkvkland, 0.. Mav B.— lt la reported that about fifteen of the old striking miners went to work to Ilia Silver Crook Mine this morning at 60 cents per ton, under the protection of tbe Ohio militia. All manner of throats are made against them by the strikers who are etill hold* ingout, and it Is qnito probable that guerilla warfare will bo resorted to at tbe first oppor tunity. THE PRESIDENCY. Gen* llrlstow anti the Illinois mate Convention. To the Editor of The Chicago Tribune t Chicago, May B.—Tbo State of Illinois has potent In all tbe National Conventions of the Republican party, by reason of being strong ly represented on (he right aide. As a matter of State pride, and to keep our prestige untar nished, wbat’ls tbo proper thing for us to do at the coming Convention at Cincinnati ? Shall wo cast our vote for a mero politician, whose suc cess at the polls would, nt the best, bo doubtful, or shall wo add our voice to that of Massa chusetts in favor of a candidate whoso very name signifies tbo restoration of the purer ora In which tbo foundations of tho Republic wero laid ono hundred years ago ? Goo. Bristow has Leon a bravo soldier in tbo Union army. lie has been an Anti-Slavery roan in a slave-bolding State, lie is an able lawyer, and has shown himself, in tbo various oflices bo has filled, to bo a natural statesman. Above all, bo baa combated tbo spirit of corruption that has crept Into tbe public service, wherever ho bas found It, wilh Irresistible energy. A deadly conflict is now go ing on between Bristow and the Whisky Ring, and be has accomplished results which, one year ago, would have been pronounced impossible by any person who knew the vast iKiwor iu money and political Influence wielded by this vile combination. 1 06u. Bristow’s battle with tbe Whisky Ring Is typic al of (be battle that must now bo fought by the people with all tho other corrupt rings in National. HUto, end Municipal Governments, (bat have brought tbo American name into disrepute before tho world. It cannot be any longer jwntponed. It linn been post poned, upon one pretext or another, too long already. In our own city tho power of these rings brought us recently to tbo very verge of revolution. It Is only a question of time when they will bring the whole country to revolution, unions the people throttle and destroy them at onoo, as God. Bristow has throttled and nearly destroyed (ho Whis ky Ring. America Is traveling (be same road that led tho Roman Empire to dodructlou, and that has more recently led tho Turkish Empire to bankruptcy, repu diation aud decay. Less than 1100 years ago tho Turks were besieging Vienna on the West, aud bad reduced I'cl'tr the Great to such extremities on tbe East that he was glad to purchase a truco from them on tho moat humiliating terms. They were a great and formidable power in the world. To-day they are un able to pay the Interest on their small national debt, and they tremble at tbo Insurrection of a few moun tain peasants In Herzegovina amt Bosnia. What has brought Turkey to this extremity/ Olflcial cor ruption I Corruption beginning with tho - highest othcers of tho State, and extending down to the lowest. Corruption which penetrates everywhere, aud which has loaded tbo people with such bunions that all incentive to industry is taken away. Wo road that tho collectors of revenue la Turkey steal 80 per cent of all they collect, and that thlaj practice has be come so common ami ho venerable llmt tbe Central Government ibtelf Is unable to put a stop to it. Lying and thieving have become the common• Uw of tbo country. Instead of bclug a terror to the nations of Europe, she has fallen guder thdr pity, aud (hoy hold conferences together to prevent tne remains of this once proud Empire from catching tire and burning up aud spreading conflagration iuto neighboring coun tries. Ih there any reason why America, by following tbe example of Turkey, mav not In the end fall Into the same melancholy ruin 7 None, whatever I I am far from asserting that we have reached an era of. general corruptloa. Neither Uhl tho Roman Empire or the Turkish Empire reach It all at once. They arrived there by degrees. I say that wa are traveling (he same road. Can any body doubt it? We have seen four Ctblnotofficers reilro from their places under circumstances which left no doubt in ihe piiblfd mind that they bad been guilty of cornu* practices. Some ofthosowbo still remain ore not abovo suspicion. We have seen tho Private KecreUry of the President under critnluil In dictment twice within a few weeks. We have seen— alas, what have we not seen 7 Have we not seen enough to Justify us in saying that wo ore traveling on Ihe road that loads to national decay 7 Fortunately public opinion la not yet corrupted. Honest citizens absorbed iu business bare allowed rascals to uuminato their candidates for them, and have then gone to tbe polls merely to ratify the nomi nations. They have tho result before them. Now (ley must do something ol*-e. They must leave lbe:r ledgers, thdr workshops, and thdr plows to tight a now enemy, or rath.-r nu old enemy whoso cxlstinci they have not heretofore been willing to recogube. Who Is the man who most fitly represents tbo spirit of tho coming encounter? Bristow! Who Is (ho min who has shown the largest measure of moral courage—tho characteristic without which all other dements will bo worthless In this encounter 7 Bris tow! Who Is the man that baa exhibited (ho greatest amount of vigilance nut foresight in preparing for tho battle? Bristow! Who Is (bo man whom (ho people would follow with greatest confidence in the campaign we are about to commence against all man ner of public malfeasance 7 His name Is, emphati cally, Bristow! Qlu view of those facts, what should the Btate of Illinois do ? Has she not as great an Interest iu the honor of the Amerlcau narao as Mass vchusottsY Is she any more miserably smothered by (he machine politician* than MzsstchusotU was before her late Convention? Are not bor fanners and buslns's-men as capable of asserting tbeir political independence in this Centennial-Year of Independence? I think it will be found that they are. Illinois holds the same (ilvotal position in tho West that Massachusetts does a the East, bhe can give tbe Presidential nomination to Bristow more easily than she gave It to Lincoln iu 18(10, and her action iu so doing will redound no Ices to her credit than thou. There are several Oongrcs sloual Districts iu the State that will send Bristow delegates to Cincinnati, and if the throe Chicago • dis tricts do the same he will get the majority of the dele gation and probably tho delegates at largo. The prin cipal cities of tho Union luru already formed Bristow Clubs, Why docs not Chicago do lha same? Fouam Ward. TELEGRAPHIC NOTES. Cleveland. 0., May B.—Tho Grand Lodge of Odd-Fellows of Ohio will meet in thiiAoity to morrow morning and continue their session dur ing tbe week. There ate now over COO Lodges of the Order In this State, and it is expected that this session will be very largo. New York, May B.— Among the passengers by the steamer Egypt to-day was G. 8. Orth, lata United States Minister at Vienna. Special DuvaUh to The CAicaco Tribune, lowa City, la., May B.—Contracts havo been made by Olark A Hill to erect a lino brick block on tbe old Clinton House site for their haukiog-house and a largo and finely finished Opera-House. It will bo tho finest building in the city. Tho prospects of tho Chicago, Clinton A Western, and tho Keokuk, lowa City A Min nesota itailroadshayo star tod consider able build ing here already. tfpecul /Jiepafeh to The Chieaao Tnbune. Ht. Catherines, Out., May 8.— I Thisplaco, bay ing tho requisite number of inhabitants, has boon constituted a city, and to-day a civic elec tion took place under a now order of things. Calvin Brown was elected Mayor. The strike among the laborers on the Welland Canal still continues. Tho Labor Union num bers 700 men. Tho strikers are conducing themselves in an orderly msuuor. •S7*eiai Piepatch to The Chicane TVftuju. Bloomington, 111., May B.—Owing to a game of cross purposes going on between Mayor Stooro and the City Council. Bloomluglon has two complete sots of city, oflicors. the old ofll ciala claiming ollico because they allege tbo now officials were appointed before Stooro gave bund and were illegally appointed, ond tbo now appointees looking to Stoero and tbo Gounod’,- .contlmatloo for authority. Stxeiat UupaUh to The Ohleaait Tribune, Si’fliNOFiELD, 111., May B.—Tha rocout rains and storms have caused the Ssugamon lUvor to neo to a Insight endangering the railroad bridges, but, tip to to-night, they oro reported all right, and tho rlao baa ceased. Noeeiil Uitvaich to The Chicago Tnbuiu. Montbeal, May B.—Tho steamship Polyne sian, of the Allan Lino, arrived m this port this evening, making tho llrst arrival from the sea thin eoasoa. dfHeial Dievateh to The Chicago 'l'ribune, Detuoit. May B.—The time for holding the State Boldiors* and Bailors’ Convoutiou in this city has keen changed to Mar 25. Special tutualch to The Chieapo Tribune, Hmunuvieu), 111., May B.—Commissions were to-day issued to Lieut. A. L. Whitehall, of Wat seka, as Captain and Assistant Inspector for the Ninth Battalion j 11. Brueu Wbilehouse, of Chi cago, as Captain and Assistant Inspector, and the Bov. W. 0. Neeley, of Piper City, ill., as Cuaplaln of the Ninth Battalion, with the rank of Captain, OCEAN STEAMSHIP NEWS. London, May B.—Steamships Adriatic, Pom meraoian, sod Ht. Laureot. from New York, and Indiana and Dorian, from Philadelphia, have arrived out. Boston, May B.—Arrived, steamship Iberian, from Liverpool. ... Puiladbu'Uia. May B.—Arrived, steamship Ohio, from Liverpool. New Yobe, May B.—Arrlved, steamer igypl, from Liverpool. Montobal, May B.—The Polynesian, from lUitUslAxuiAi ixoaw^ FOREIGN. Ttao French Republic Expects Every Prefect to Do nia Duty. Twelve Hundred Carlist Offleorj Join tho Spanish Federal Army. The Anglo-French Arrangement to Fateh Dp Egyptian Finances. Inseret, the Oommnnist, Seems to Ask MaeMahoo's Pardon, SPAIN. OABUBT OFFIOEBS JOI.S TBE FEDEBAL ABUT. Madbid, May B.—An order baa been issued per. milling officer* who Joined Don Carlo* to resume scr- Tlcelntbe lloyal Army, with the rank that they held *t the time. Twelve hundred officer* have been thus raslerad. . THE EX-QOEENB. Lopdow(May B,—A special from Madrid says the Ministerial papers, Kpoea and /Willed, state' that ox* Queen Obrlstine wll) return to Spain about the end of May, and will reside at Afanjuoz, and that ex.Quecn Isabella will return miring the tummer and take up her residence at Ban Sebastian. ‘ A OItteVANCE. The Government has tent a frigate to Tangier* to support the claims of tho Hpanlsh Consul in regard to tho aoUurs and pillaging of neutral territory by Arab tribes. FRANCE. 4 CIBCELAB TO PBEFSCTS, Paws, May B.—M. lUcard, Minister of the Interior, has aent a circular to Prefects Informing them that the time has arrived to rut an end to doubts which de stroy party hopes. They must distinctly declare that they are called upon to cooperate In the work of con dilation as repreaenlativea of tho BopubUc. Tho clr* cular also urges Prefects to act with deference and consideration towards elective councils. Oen. Gluseret writes to tho Gaulw denying the statement, which be regards as an Instill, that he has solicited a pardon. He says he expected to bo shot if captured, and would bavo shot cz.Presldent Tulcra or Preaidant Mao Mahon If bo had captured them. EGYPT. FINANCIAL PATCHWORK. Oirno, May 6.—Tbo financial arrangement wllb the French group of financiers, consisting of tbo Anglo. Egyptian Sank and numerous credit establishments, was signed yosterday. It provides for tbo conversion of both tbo floating and funded debts Into 7 per coni stock. Tbo nominal amount of the debt will bo I ICO,- 000,000. Redemption wilt bo effected in Mxly-tlirco year*. A decree has been signed establishing a board of Control, etc., in accordance with. Cave's recom mendation. Ono-balf of tbo Kbedlvo’s founder shares lu the Hues Csnsl arc placed at tbo disposal of the British Government. v * TURKEY. KINIBTEniAL CUA.VGEJ. Pahir, May B.—Tbo Rnsalan Telegrnphlo Agency reports that tbo Turkiftb Minister of War and Marino baa been replaced by members of tbs Peace party. HERZEGOVINIAN REFUGEES. London, May fl.—A dispatch to tbo Timet says It la officially ordered that aU aid to the Herzegovinian refugees remaining in Austrian territory will bo din* continued. A EIINf. Tbo Dme«’ Berlin special says Austria has informed Turkey that it will close tbo Port of JUek If tbu Turk lib forco at Scutari Is increased. GREAT BRITAIN, THE IUIHU RIFLEMEN. Dublin, May B.—The second competition at Dun dalk for places In tbo Irish team for tbo American Centennial riflo contests took place on Saturday hot, and was conducted as before, by two squads, four each. Tbo score resulted In n tin. Jtlgtiy mado a score of ull out of a possible Of bis 45 shuts 34 were buUs-oyce. Tho other scores ware : Miller, 2'J:i; Golf, lUS; Traill, Ibtt; Patrick, IG3; Dyua, 177; Joynt, lot. London, May B.—Joseph Philip Honane, Member of Parliament for tbo City of Cork, Is dead. 'Ho wan u Liberal and a llomo-Ruter. AFRICA. col. Gordon's expedition. London, May B.—A letter to the Tnnrx from Alexan dria bijb that the latest advices from 001. Qordou, dated Dufll, Feb, 35,-state that be Is roturnlnfj, leaving bis work unfinished. Ho hopes to reach Cairo lu Rep* teuber. The failure of the expedition to establish a tine of communication with equatorial Africa und • other purposes projected is attributed to tUo lack of support at Cairo, BARBADOES. more moriNu. Kingston,'Jam., May B.—'There bns been fresh rioting at Uarbadoes, and several more liven hfj-o been lost. A deputation has been sent to represent matters at the Colonial OtUce, and $5,000 have been raised to pay the expenses. ■ HAYTI. DEATH OP DOMINIQUE, N>vr Tons. May B.—A letter from Port an Prince says: •• The ex-Presideut of Hayh, Dorolnlqtio, wlio was taken on board the French man-of-war Bane, . died from bis wonnda on board of that steamer.” THE WEATHER. Waseinoton, D. 0.. May 0— 1 a. gw.—For tho Upper Lake Region, falling, followup by rising barometer, warm southerly, veering to cooler oocthwostorly winds, partly cloudy weather, uod possibly light rains in tho northern portions. Special Dievateh to The Chicago Tnuune. Mahoa, 111., May B.—The terrific wind-storm that swept over Chicago Saturday evening formed immediately after pausing over Maroa, tho clouds assuming an Inverted cone-shapo a short distance northeast of town. A very hoavy ram followed tho cloud, and now the whole country hereaway is atloat. Uptetal iiupatch to The Chieann TVioimr. Indianapolis, May B.—The rains of Friday and Saturday have swollen tho streams in this vicinity until tho Hood of water surpassed in volume that of auy year slues 1817, save that of 1876. Slight interruption to railroad travel has been caused, hut nothing serious. All of the gravel-roads leading to tho city are overflowed, but will bo passable by to-morrow, The great, est troublo will result from the necessary delay m getting in the ciops. A'lXVKti Ditvatch to The Chkarto TVibniir, Lincoln, Rob., May fl.—Nebraska has escaped all violent winds reported in Kansas mid uoilh of ns. A rain storm of several days’ duration has Just closed, but tCero was no wmd with it or damage done. LOCAL OBBBHVATIONB. Uuioaoo, May 0. I. lUaiaiWe’tbei Time. (Bar. Thnllu. 0:61 a. m. 120.78, 40i 71 8. W., fresh.. 11:19*. m. 211.911 01 09 8. W., fresh,, a:oo p. m. V9.K4! o<| oa N. W,, (frwli,, 3:63p. t0.|39.90| r>4, 01 N. W. fresh., 0:00 p. m.ioo.ojl col ct N., light Ifl;iap.m.l2o.o3| 60| 04 N.. light MtiimiiM thermometer. 06. Minimum, 48. nMEBiL ODBCATATIONB. CmcAoo, May ft—Midnight. HUtton. Bar.iThrl Wind, jlleln i Weather, Cheyenne 30.11* 43 N. W,, fresh.: Clear. Hlimarck..... 20.75 i 80 N, \V., light. Clear. Ureckturldgo,. -■O.O 6S*N, W. brisk. ..... Clearing. Davenport..., OO.UCt 8118.', RCDth>...i Fair. Denver.'! 30.10 6CiS, W„ gentle] Clear. Ft.01b500.... SD.OT 64 Calm ,1 Clear. Keokuk. 29.06 M W., frcab....t Clear. Leavenworth.. 30.02 68 N„ 1ight....!...,.[C1ear. Utlwaukee,... to.ut 14'h.W., gentle Clear. Omaha 30.10 60,N. W„ gentle Clctr. Platt a J0.8.H P3lOalm 1 Clear. Salt Lake 30.14 67lCalm I iClear. MISSISSIPPI FLOOD. Bt, Louts, Mo., May B.—Tho rivor Is rising at the rat© of IX to 3 inches por boar. The ioveo Is nearly submerged la the low places, and au additional rise of 3 foot will Hood mauy cellars ou Front street. Prats of Fast Bt. Louis are iu undated, and considerable damage has al ready been done. Embankments are being hastily thrown up In plaeua to prevent tbo em-roach msot of the waters, and other preparation* ar* a prog reas to moot the rkc coming out of the MU*outl and Upper UlaaiSilppL both of which stream* and most of thulr trlbularice are awaiting rapidly, A froehat of Tt'iivld'trabi* magnitude la expected. ELEVATOR ACCIDENT. New York. May B.—To-night a West Hoboken. borso*car was driven ou the steam elovator at Bergen Hill, but before the brake-bar ou tho rear of the elovator bad been placed in position the engine started, and the car, full of passen gers, was thrown off the elevator and precipi tated into a pit at the bottom. All tho pasaon gent were more or leas injured, aud flve danger ously. Latka.—The police report two men killed and bovou elliu sHMwot nemiihll .dt&b RADWAY’S REMEDIES. OVUM Tills OP TEN TEAKS' GEOWTIICDUED D 1 1, BADffAY'S Mil 1 °’ ‘ t&MmSSu' ’ n "' i ° m "' "““bSMßfilJ'i'SSi, I have tud anOf Arlan Tumor In tho Orariaa and bn*.i. for Jon wi. 1 tried th j heat physicians of IbU place w plbon without any lionoUt. It was growingataut-h vf.V.* Ity that 1 could not bars Urod much lone or. A frllm'ili nilno induced mo to try lUdway's llemcdlos. I hsrtw l"tH C id f t*hom^ thom * buttia ‘ a* l «l* (jottlo* of tba Rwnlrent, two box*. . tie Fills, and two bottles of the Uellef.luMd nut »"r hppurent benefit. I dolormlnod to t>eis?rsr» "I"™ hollies of tho UetolvonU .i“AVSSg , l M.* ,h ." S.Wffi aiffE»i tnonlhi, and durln* that time lost forty-tlTe poondi °t* all llouklbreodoion bottle, of (ho ItawlvooL iiM" lies llollnf, am all holes of Urn Pills. ** 111 I eel Perfectly wall, and my heart U full of graMlud.u Ooil for this liulp In my doeji atUlcllon. To you, sirte ymir wonderful medicine, I feel deeply IndebtoJ. and prayer Is that it may »>o as much of a blessing to 0(11.1“* It baa been to mo. (Signed) MILS. K, C.*inillLvs* 1 *lr«. nibbln*. who makes tho ahg»o certificate. |,Vv V™. ?' "i!, nm 1 roiiuesled you to sond iiwd aJ|* irf7CVA"* u “ , " , " lb ” r '”v w n'is l , !avf i ® Druggist and OhemtsU Ann Arbor, ilieh This may certify that Mrs. Bll,bins, who makes tv, ten te tefca AvttsstsxzsA.&t™ «siS lS """ d ’ JJ® &g on g j.a MW* DR. WADAVAY’3 JarsajarHlian Mbi, THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER, For the Cure of nil Chronic Diseases, Scrofnlun Syphilitic* Hereditary or Contagious, he L* Scaled in (lie Lungs or Stomach, Skin or Hones, Flesh or Nerves, CnrrapU ing the Solids and Vitiating thp Fluids. Chmnle Rheumatism. Scrofula, Gtundnlar Strelllnn. Ilaoklnff Dry Couttii, Canoormts Affections. fiynhllPk (.nmiilamts. lilccdlnc of tbo l.unc«, Dr.iionsia. \v«i'2 llruti. Tlo Dolorous, While HwolllnSrs. bkln and Hip Diseases, MrrcatlaJ Dti'.uwes, Female Uo£ plaints, Gout, Dropsy. Rickets, bait, UroncLll (,ou*uni(ii|on. Kidney, llladdor. Liter Cumnlslnts. i 7 PRICK, 81 i’KU mJ'h'LC. complaints, 4c. Sold by Druggists. DE, EADWAY & 00., 32 Wanen-st,, IT. j Mfay’sßeaiiMsl CHETS TEE WOEST PAHS Id fin Odd to -Tweuiy inis. NOT ONE ..HOUR After wading this Advertisement need any sit sutler with pain. Railway's Ready Relief IS A CURE FOR EVERY FAIN. ItTrsa tba tet and la tbs Only Pain Remedy That Instantly stops the moneverneiatlng pains, »llw Intlammations. and euros coutioatlons, Whetlisr ol Ui Lunas. Hiomao!), lionets, or other giauda or orgtaw onu application. In trom One to Twenty Minute's, No matter bow rlnlfnl or ozornolatlnfr the pale, tl» Jlhomnalto, Hrd-rlddon. Infirm, Crippled. Netroui,S* Ulfilc, or prostrated with disease way smler Radway’s Ready Relief WILL ARFOED XNSTAHT BABE Inflammation of theKidnovs, Inflammotlw of the Bladder, Inflammation of the Row els, Mumps, Congestion of the Lungs. Boro Throat. BifllouU Broothlng, Palpitation of tho Heart, Hysterics, Croup, Cinhtherla, Ca tarrh, influenza, Headache, Toothache, Neuralgia, Rheumatism* Cold Chills, Ague Chit s, Chilblains, Frost Ditos. Tho application of the Ready Relief to the pari* part* where the pels or difficulty oilita will aiford**** Twenty drop* in half e tumbler of water will. In »I" 'minute*, euro Cramps, Sprain*. Hour Slomnon, Hm* bum. Nick Headache, Diarrhea, Uyicntory, lo tho Howel*. and all Internal i»ln*. Traveler* (hmild *lw*y* carry » bnlllo of HADWAT; READY RELIEF with them. A few drop* In water w prefont ilokneM or i<aln* from change of water. It Cotter then French Brandy or Hitter* aaa atimulaab (Threat. (cloudy. cloudy, Fair. Thtval. ICloudy. FEVER AND AGUE Paver and Aaua eared for fifty cenU. TlieroUt** remedial a treat In the world that will euro fever and if* 1 and all other malartou., blHoua. aearbt. Uphold. Jf£* and other levers (aided by lladwajr'j I'll , UHiaW" Hadwiy'a Ready Hollo!. lift; coats par bold*. Hold 1/ Druggists. t DR. RADWAY’S Regulating Pills perfectly tasteless. elegantly coaled with aweet £ puge.ttfguUl*. purity, clean*®. aud *U«ußta«n- £ wai'a <*tUs. iur mu cum of *U Juoriljryo: uu Liver, uuMuls, Kidneys, bUddar, Wervoui Headache. CouiUpallou. OwUvanaai. ludlaatUuß, 601*1*, UliiuosnoM. UUloua lavur, inflammation »* unuia. I’Ues.aud all Durangamoatem mo Intros* cora. Warmnudto odoet* positive onto. tWiL* eUhle, oonUdalag. no mercury mtoeraU or d«*** Obtecva the following symptom resulting t* DtaordamwT IhaUUcatlvoorgana. ... .„t ConatlpaW »u, Inward Ptloa, rnlUieaa of the h**” ÜbuL AeltLty of the Htoniaon, r>»u*v*, Heartburn. oi w.l.m la it. ruwtiua*. sinking or Hutlouug* }n the Pit #**7 ttruath ny, Fluttering* at the Heart, Choatng «r »a- y Ingbeaaai'.on whan in* Lying lyj lu j o * toS, Dolt <>* WaU,bflfur. ttu »lghl. ta.araad DnUr* ln%a Head. Deficiency of For»p»r*Uon, yellows* tbeHkJnVn4 Kyea, Pain In the Aul*. Ch**t. Urnt** soddenHiSaheerJ llovt, Karnlaa Ip?**.AVsa*t*»««** box. &WA by drnggiaU. Read “False and True/* Hand one lettei-atabap (o RADWAY A CO-. Warmi.-.U, Meif WBWUOfI UU*** «UU*t«B|lW*

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