Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 12, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 12, 1876 Page 2
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2 POLITICAL. important Meeting of the Eighteenth Ward Republicans. . An Anti-Beveridge Delega tion to the County Con vention Suggested. Strong Expression in Eavor of Bris- tow for President, Schemes and Intrigues of the Democratic Politicians in Ohio. How the Ancient Allen Has Been Used to'Suppress the Youthful Thurman. The Honest Voter Likely to Assert Himself in lon a Politics. Candidates in Illinois—Farmer Taylor and the Eeoent Investigation. the eighteenth tvaed. OPENING THE CAMPAIGN. The Eighteenth Ward Republican Club held a largely attended meeting last evening in North Ride Turner Hall, for the purpose of choosing delegates to the County Convention to be voted lor at the primaries. Jlr. A. SLPcncc presided, Bid Mr. H. W. Mann acted as Secretary. The stated the object of the meeting, ,nd also that the Executive Committee had taken upon itself the authority of suggesting a Sckct n-ith twenty names on it, horn which ten delegates could be iclected. The names were as follows: E. C. Lamed,' Jacob Boscr > w - D - Hou Shlal- H. Lamparlcr, J. B. McMullen, Henry h. jhmn, Charles Gloyes, A L. CheUain, Henry Laubcnheimer, I. H. Arnold, George Sturgcs, GeorgeSmitn, Julian S.Eurasct% Louis C-Hucl^ Mu-o’jHartli, iohn B. Thlclcn, B. D. Mauruder, I’etcr Inniler, George S. Carmichael, MUhom Kucckcn. Mr. Houchtaling said that the ! DELEGATES SHOULD .EXPRESS THEMSELVES as to tliclr preferences for Governor. He was opposed to jjeveridge [londappjause], and was was not afraid to say so. They had had cuough of highfalutin Governor Beveridge. [Applause,] Mr? Thomas moved that the delegates be re quested to express their sentiments m regard to the Gubernatorial contest. • . . Mr. Huck was opposed to the delegates being bound down, though he was not afraid to give his views. . , . Mr. Larncd said it was right to get the dcle sates to express themselves, so that they would know where every man stood, as they would thus show their colors. . , The Cliair the expressions were merely > matter of preference, for circumstances might be such that they would have to vote for some one else than the person whom their personal likings night now incline to. Mr. Thomas 1 motion prevailed. ME. LAESED declared himself in favor of Cullom unreservedly, because they needed the ablest and best men in lhi= State at this time. lie had a lush character for ability and integrity, and therefore was prefer iblc to Mr. Ifo.vcridge, whom he respected, bat whom he thought did not have the capenencc or tapacityfor tnc position of Governor. For the presidency they had to have a candidate who would be the platform, for when people saw the man, they cared little torthe platfonn. lie thought biustow WAS the'only man „ . for the position [Applause!. In a slate-. tate he wa? an anti-slavery man. lie was a man of deter mination. courage, and tic highest order of char acter. He fought for his principles with the bay onet. lie was a brave soldier. He bad confronted whlskv frauds, and shown that he was the candidate for reform. They had to get a man who could beat sam J. Tilden. They could not defeat him with a bummerormachiac politician. He wasmtavorof SefcaUnglhc Democrats, and he thought Bristow jra< the only man to do it. „ Mr. Lamparier was for Mr. Beveridge. Gen. Chctlain was announced as a Cullom man. Wr. Mann indorsed Mr. Lamed’s sentiments, Mr. Cloves was a Blaine man, and so expressed him self, and for Cullom for Governor. UR. 1. K. ARNOLD was fortUafhbnrnc, when he was a candidate, but he was not for Beveridge. He conid indorse Mr. Cullom. Be was in favor of Jir. Y a6li .^“™ e . nr ? t for President, and neat for Mr. Bnstow, if the first named would not become a candidate. Bristow was the strongest man for President of the United Ftates to-day, as lie stood out the noblest for re* *°Sr* Smith was said to be forCullomfor Governor aod Bristow for President. The same could be said of Hr. Hornsey. , _ „ • _ Mr L- C. Hack indorsed E. C. Larnea s re marks, as he thought Gov. Beveridge was one of the by-gonca. .. _ _ , Mr. Harth was for Cullom for Governor, and Blaine for President. ' „ , •Mr Laubcuheiraer was a Callom and Bnstow man Mr. Boscr srid ho was a Cullom and Bnstow man. Mr. Carmichael expressed himself as being a Cullom and Blaiuc man. The candidates having expressed themselves, balloting was gone into, which scsulted a» follows: F C Lanie£ Jacob Boser, \N. H. Uoughtahng, Honrv K. JUan, A. L. Chetlain, Henry Lauben heimer. L 15. Arnold. George \V. Smith, Julian S. Knmscv. Louis C. Huck. Mr. Scligman made aspcccb in favor of Beveridge, and lauded him as the next thing to a Saint politi cally. He was for him for Governor, and for Bris tow for President. ME. JU H. BURLET made a. brief speech la favor of Gullom, bat called attention to the fact that they needed a competent, roan forAnditor,' and' be thought Mr. Powell, of Olnev, HI., ivaa the man. He gave a brief eketch of his career in public life, and w a public man who was trilling to admit‘ that Chicago and Cook County tras a part of Illinois. THE PLATFORM. Mr. Pence offered the following: __ . Resolved, That it is the conviction of the Repub licans of the Eighteenth Ward of Chicago that the character of the man who is a candidate for office i» the only platform that has any value; that honesty should be the chief qualification; the want of such qualification in those persons who continually nsc the appurtenances of office and wuty machinery an thtir chief measures for con linuinir them in office; that wcbelieve Benjamin: 1! Bri«tow to be an honest man and an enemy or ell frauds upon the Government; that he has shown, not only his honesty, but his ability, as Secretary of the Treason*, in collecting the revenue of the Government, and in tho prose cution of the whisky thieves; thut he was a Repub lican in a Slave Stole when it required manhood to assert Republican sentiments, and that he has ever been faithful to ids earliest political convictions; •and, foe tho foregoing reasons, amon" others, wo express our wish that he be tho candidate of tho Republican party for the Presidency of the United States, and we hereby instruct the delegates chosen from this ward to the forthcoming Convention to use all the means in their power to secure aßnstow delegation from the State of Illinois to the Cincin nati Convention. _ . .. Resolved, That the Republicans of the Eigh teenth Ward of Chicago are opposed to the nomi nation of .John L. Bcvrmdgc as candidate for Governor of the State of Illinois, and the delegates from this Ward to the forthcoming Convention are hereby instructed to use all honorable means todc- Tcat bis nomination. That we recognize in Shelby M. Cullom a man who. having occupied many places of political trust, has always filled the same with fidelity and ability. The resolutions were unanimously adopted amid applause. UTDORSWQ THIS COUNCIL, ' Mr Lamed offered tic following indorsement of Ihc action of the Council; Resolved. That this Club most heartily approves the course of the Common Council of onv city in declaring Mr. Thomas Hoync eleclcdHayorofChi cago* that wc expect the Common Coupon to stand bv the rights of the people and to see co it that the authority of the candidate whom they have elected be maintained and respected, and this Club ap proves the coarse of their Alderman in reference to was passed without - a dissenting r *Mr.* Dock wanted the words “delegates be in structed” withdrawn from Mr. Pence’s resolution, and moved that they he reconsidered for that pur pose. A discussion then came up as to ME. JOHN CUIXOM’S CHARACTER. Mr Horace White explained that he did not be lieve Hr. Cnllomwas connected with the Whif ty ping; and explained the Harper-Smith defalcation uid a statement made some time ago to Mr. Joseph Sedill in regard thereto,, exonerating Hr. Collum from all connection with it * . Mr Buck's motion was then put and cameo. . BSVEEJIK3B. . v.. Hack then moved to strike out. the clause In Che last resolution of Hr. . Pence, opposing -Hx. moved to amend hy striking out the whole resolution. , ... • Mr. Harvey moved to lay the whole matter on to MnPciicc! ppolic in fcvor oMiia naolnUan and bclicred tot Uic anb ehonldcive aatoneat opm- re**ard to Mr. Beveridge. ■_ Mr. Barley moved to amenh by striking oat only maacti ae related ta iaitrncttns delegatee, bat leaving the favorable notice of Mr. Cullom in the ' °.ll Willing moved to amend by strikingont all of the last section, including the mention of Mr. Cullom's name. ■Mr. Scligmaa moved to lay the whole matter on the tabic. . , , , Mr. Willing's amendment was then carried, after which the meeting adjourned. MIXOR MEETINGS. *ITTTI WARD. The Sixth 'Ward Republican Club held a meet ing last evening in Westfall’s Hall, No. 693 South Halsted street Henry Volk, President, called the meeting to order, and John Tandcr poel acted as Secretary. A motion was made that the Club disband, and prevailed. Christopher Tegtmeycr was then called to the chair, pro. tern., and a Committee on Permanent Organization was appointed, .Mefsrs. V . Brook man, T. C. Dinner, Decker, Ludewlng, and John The following list of officers were reported by the Committee and elected: President, Louis Hutt: T ice-Prcsidcnts, Fred Zuttermeistcr, William Ludervimr, Jacob Kos kuski, Edward Culllrton, —— Shroeder, John M. Wallace: Sccretarr, J. Tandcrpoel, Jr., Treasurer, John Pfeiiter. Executive Commit tee: First Precinct, Joseph \andenkcr, Jolm Kubl, Conroy: Second Precinct, Chnsto iher Tegtmcver. Henry Zuttermeistcr, John fechroeder; Third Precinct, J. \anderpoel, Frank Fucher, Prokop Hudck; Fourth Precinct, Henrv Talk, Edward Hcirrze, - Nesselle; Fdth'r.-cdnct, P. Lane, E. Watson. C. TcstijieY cr; Sixth Precinct, E. J. Decker, 11. M. Galbck, Thomas «T. Suddard. , , A constitution and by-laws were adopted ana Cftv names were placed on the roll of membership. Henrv Volk and C. Togtracycr were elected del egates to the Grand Council. The following candidates .for delegates to the County Convention, to the voted for at the primary, were named by the club: C. Tegtmeycr, T.t. Diener. Johnßuchl, Jacob Takuski t Henry Volk, E. J. Decker. , , , . The Club adjourned until two weeks from last evening. , ITFTEENTn TTAKT). A meeting of the Fifteenth Ward Republicans was held last night in the church corner of Sophia and Mohawkstreets. After nearly an hour hadbeen spent in waiting for some one to move, \ icc-Prcsi* dent Greiner called the assembly to order. There was a large attendance, and there seemed to be h misunderstanding as to whether or not the meeting was one of the organized Republican Club of the ward, or a general meeting in which all Republi cans present should have a voice. It was at length decided that it was a mass-meeting. The election of a Chairman being first in order, Messrs. G. E. Adams and John P. Barker were nominated. Mr. Adams was elected, and Eugene A. Sittig was chosen Secretary, pro tcm. ■ • A discussion then arose as to whether the.oojeot of the gatheringwas to start another club in the ward or to strengthen and fill the vacancies of the then existing body. There was a great difference of opinion, and much talk. Remarks were made hv John Woodbridge, Jr., W. D. Phelps, John Warmer, and W. S. Scribner. They all favored a thorough reorganization of the ward club, and de sired that its.numbers be increased, Mr. Wood bridge proposed a permanent organization, and hia remarks on allowing all Republicans present a vote in theclection of officers called forth the motion that a Committee on Permanent Organi zation be appointed by the Chair. After opposition from Dr. Stewart, John Wagner, and others, 'tho motion was carried, and* after an adjournment of fivtkminutcs for consultation. the Chair appointed from the First Precinct, Christian Anderson and Charles Greiner; Second Precinct, Adam Brewer and W. J. Davis; Third Precinct, Conrad Folz and E T. Adams; Fourth Precinct, Capt. P. M. Ryan andL. A, Beebe. It was then decided that a new organization was needed and an adjournment of ten minutes was bad to allow the old body to meet and dissolve. This was done, and the Committee on Organization retired. After some time had returned and reported as their selec tion forofficcrs of the Club, the following: President, George E. Adams; First \ ice. Charles Greiner; Second, Charles Hammer; Third, Fred erick Bensinger; Fourth, John Annbruster; Re cording Secretary, Eugene A. Sittig; Financial Secretary, W. S. Seri acr; Treasurer, Conrad Folz and the Executive Committee was not chosen. The report was received, adopted, and quickly concurred in as far as the offices of Presi dent and Secretary were concerned- A halt was then made and a long dispute ensued, indulged m by many. Some claimed an irregularity of pro ceedings. It was finally settled by the appoint ment of a Committee on Constitution and By-laws, to report at the next meeting. omo. THE HOT CONTEST BETWEEN THUB3IAN AND ALLEN. —SPECIMEN STRAW'S SHOWING TUB DRIFT OF REPUBLICAN OPINION. Special Correspondence of The Tribune, Columbus, 0., May B—Senator Thurman and his Unde William arc dividing the atten tion of tile Democratic politicians of Ohio just now in a manner such as could hardly have been anticipated by the nephew three years ago. When he brought out his predecessor in the Na tional Senate from a retirement of twenty years, and made the name of IVilliam Allen a rallying cry for the Democracy in the State campaign (a forlorn hope for the twcnty-ycars-bcaten party), the act was regarded as a clever bit of strategy to reunite the forces which had been demoral ized in the Greeley campaign, and not as raising up a formidable rival for the Presidential race. At that time, the few men who remembered that WILLIAM ALLEN was not physically dead, only tn their guesses as to how much "over 80 years old the venerable ' cx-Senstor was; and when the pretty conceit was invented of calling the new visitor to the pale glimpses of the (political) moon but 63 years old, it was only by persistent iterating that the conceit was made to take with the mass of the Democratic party. They only remembered that some time in the early part of the half century preceding the Civil 'Wax such a man had represented the Democratic party in the Senate of the United States. -The stroke at X SEMBLANC3 OP BESCKnECTION •was a bold ope, and characteristic of the au dacity which used to mark the political move ments of Judge Thurman before he had been as much talked of as available for a Presiden tial candidate as he has been of -late. It succeeded by a mere scratch, owing to the epidemic of dissatisfaction that had surged upon the masses of the Republican par ity in the Tear succeeding President Grant’s ro- Selection. The uncle was chosen Governor hr an vote in hisfavor many thousands, less than the nephew had received five years before in a similar race, when beaten by Gen. R. B. Hayes. With him came also a Democratic Legislature, and the election of Judge Thurman to a second term in the Senate. Here TUB PATHS OP UNCLE AND NEPHEW PARTED, , and, within three months after the inauguration of Gov. Allen, it was painfully evident to the men who bad wrought for years for Thorman that the new Governor had concluded to drive the team headed toward the White-House and remit the young man Thurman, who still lacked some years of three score and ten, to the far-off future for his chance at that distinction. Time would fail me now to detail the workings and the counter-workings, the plottings and the counter-plottings here at this State Capitol, grow ing out of this now and seemingly unnatural rival ry? The contest seemed to all observers to have reached a premature end in a manner quite unex pected to the immediate supporters of tbe contest ants, when last October Gov. Allen was defeated forrc-clection. Hehimself, no doubt, so regarded it at that time, but as the progress of events in Wash ington sent Into retirement one after another of the favorite sons of Democracy, and the contest for the nomination at St. Louis narrowed, but still show ing a chance for the survival of Thurman as the fittest, it becomes apparent that Ohio was gradual ly but steadily turning towards him, and the men who had staked all upon his defeat became all at once, as it were, ENAMORED ANEW OP GOV. ALLEN. The old man's vanity was always unlimited, and Is not of that quality that subsides with advancing vears. Wholly oblivions of that fact, which is apparent to disinterested observers, that he has lc«a chance of that nomination at St. Louis than ho has of being struck by lightning, and equally oblivions of that equally potent fact that the use of his name in this connection Is nnt at all for his benefit or advancement, and that it is for the de feat of his nephew,- the old man enjoys, no doubt, in a philosophic spirit, the sudden rising of the tide an some of the Congressional districts of the State in his favor. , , , -It looks now oa though the ruse bad already suc ceeded, and the SKILLFUL aiAIOPULJLTIONS Off TUB BUBAL Co2i- VZXTIOKS, ostensibly for Allen bad disposed of tbe Thurman interest In Ohio, and, therefore, in the nominating convention. Gentlemen who make a business of knowing what is the “true inwardness” of these recent demonstrations, insist that such is not a correct issue of the case, and that a majority of the very delegates who have been formally instruct ed by the local 'conventions for Allen are friendly to Thurman, and will rally to him after the Alien effervescence has worked o£L In tact, but three out of the twenty Congressional Districts have yet chosen delegates to St. Louis. Of these the Sixth (Toledo) and Eleventh (Lawrence) Districts In structed for Allen, while of the delegates chosen from those two districts only Gen. Steedman,' of Ifaledo. •Is regarded as personally hostile to Thur man. In the Eleventh District Vance predicates his hopes of a re-election to Congress largely on the disturbance on the currency ques tion be may be able to get up among the miners and other sufferers by the panic; and it was natural that his Convention should bo for the man who had the nerve to declare, from a Demo cratic stump, that specie payments wore **a barren ideality." In the Fifth Congressional District, a very Gib raltar of Democracy, a resolution instructing for Ajlca-was voted down by a vote of nearly two to one, and.. the; -delecatefe - are -said •to stand- one central and one for Thurman. Some other districts June partially declared them* THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1876. selves in County Convention- The Ninth (Knox and 'Delaware) District will oppose Thurman as far as Gen. George M. Morgan is able to ran that district. Morgan, who look the back losing his standing as a Democratic politician, has not forgotten or forgiven Thurman s severe strictures in the salary-grab business: at least the fnends of the Senatorsay so. This (Capital) district and the Cleveland (Twentieth) district will Thurman men to St. Lonis and to the Conven tion, which selects delegates at arge. Ihc same w probably true of the Nineteenth (Ashtabula) and Jourtcimth (Crawford and Holmes) districts. The Cincinnati districts will bo hotly contested, and with doubtful results. In “pltc of this manifest division of sentiment in tbe conventions as far as held, and expressions favorable to Allen in many counties, tbe friends of Thurman still profess to see a fair prospect of uniting the Ohio delegation upon their favorite as soon as the Allen tomfoolery is exploded, which will of coarse be at an early stage of the tailorings, if indeed his name should go into a ballot. HAYES, BRISTOW, AND WASHBURNS. As a straw or two indicating the course of the political breeze, a few days ago I met one of the Ohio delegates to the Cincinnati Convention. He pulled from his pocket a letter from Ex-Senator Wade, in which the latter, after acknowledging the receipt of a letter of inquiry on the subject, expressed himself warmly in favor of the election of Hayes for Presidential candidate. “But, X said to my informant, “Wade has written in another letter that while he favors Hayes, Morton will be his second choice. How will you agree on that?" “Not at all, not at all,” was the reply, nor am I in favor of Bristow. I should prefer Wushlmrnc to any one but Hayes.” . Shortly afterwards I met a gentleman prominent in professional circles, but not in political life, and whose brother had made something of a figure in Congress. He liad arrangedhls choice thus: vs ash • burnc first, Bristow second, and Hayes third, ana would be well satisfied with either. These arc sample bricks, or sample straws, and i others of like indication might he cited. I Jj. U. D* IOWA. IMPRESSIONS OP AN OBSERVER WHO DOES HOT SEE THINGS PROM A MACHINE STANDPOINT. To the Editor of The Tribune. Des Moines, la., May S.—Certain political manipulators, who have an impression that it is their province to “fix matters up” for lowa Republican voters, and that said voters should only bold themselves in readiness to ratify what ever the manipulators aforesaid may propose, find that their labors yield short returns in this Centennial year. These folks first sent out Morton missionaries, but their labors soon came to naught. lowa Republicans arc an in telligent, reading people, who have a habit of thinking for themselves. While they recognize Mr. Morton as a man of abil ity, and remember with gratitude his patriotic services to the country, they feel that there arc imperative reasons why he should not be the standard-bearer of the party in the coming struggle. Efforts were also made to workup a public sentiment in favor of Hr. Conkling, but this also failed; our people were quick to discover that his nomination would be construed into an indorse ment of the present Administration. To this lowa Republicans would not be a party. While they be lieve in the personal integrity of thcPrcsident, and award him all praise for loyalty and devotion to true Republicanism, they cannot forget thafhe has made blunders which they cannot even seem to in dorse by nominating for his successor the man who of all others is the choice of the President, and I may safely assume that, if there were no other reasons, the intimate relations existing between Morton-and Conkling and the Presidcntwould effectually pre vent the vote of lowa from being cast for either of those gentlemen in the Cincinnati Convention. Onr lowa manipulators, finding that their efforts to *’et a delegation .favorable to cither of the almvo named, have abandoned them, and have latterly iriven in their adhesion toßlainc, with the hone that if the people refused to support their candi dates they might not entirely ignore and repudiate them. Seeing that there was a strong-public senti ment growing up among the people in favor of Blaine, they concluded to attach themselves to his fortunes, and by long and loud shouting hope to create the impression that they were his early and ardent supporters. While this is an evidence ofilr. Blaine's popularity in lowa, I am not sure that it argues any good for the gentleman from Maine. Political wire-pullers—men who make politics a business—are not in high favor with the average lowa voter, and a general flocking of machine politicians to the Blaine standard would cause the honest voter to pause and inquire, Why is this ? And it is not 100 much to say that this movement is one of the greatest obstacles now in the way of a Blaine delegation from lowa to Cin cinnati. I think it may be safely concluded that the contest in this State will bo between Blaine and Bristow. It cannot be denied that the latter gentleman is growing rapidly in strength among the masses of the party, lie is coming more and more to bo recognized as the representative of true reform. And while he will be bitterly opposed by the Whisky-Ring thieves I throughout the land, and by all others who hope to ! drive a bargain with the Government at the expense of the Public Treasury, the great army of honest voters who are actuated solely by the public good have faith in his honestv and in his devotion to Re publican principles. On every band 1 sec Indica tions of the popularity of both Blaine and Bris tow in this State; and I may safely assume that, If our people could have their way in this matter, the ticket would be composed of the two names. And they would not be very par ticular which was placed at the head. It opinion of your correspondent that this combiua-. tion would be the very strongest that could be, formed. Give ns “Bristow and Blaine,” or ••Blaine and Bristow,” and you will give ns a ticket that will sweep the country in November. The nomiualion'of such a ticket would be an ab solute assurance of Republican victory at the polls, and would utterly dissipate all danger of placing the Government in the control of the elements which fought, with such desperation, to destroy it during the long years of the Rebellion. Itmaybe urged that nei ther of the gentlemen named would consent to take the second place on the ticket. I do not share in that fear. They are both high-minded, patriotic men, and arc ardently attached to their country and the principles of the Republican party. If the repre sentatives of this great party m the Cincinnati Con vention should decide that the public good and the interests of the party required that both names should be inscribed on the Republican banner, I have no doubt but each would follow where duty seemed to lead, and yield graceful and cheerful obedience to the voice of the great party of free dom and reform. And what conld bo more fitting than a ticket so constituted? The men are conced ed on all lands to he among the Very ablest in the nation. One represents the East, and the other the Southwest. In view of the fact that the West has had the President for so many years, it seems but fair, other things being equal, that it should be conceded to some other section. A ticket made up as I have indicated would combine more of talent, statesmanship, experience in public affairs, and other strong points, than has ever before been embodied in a Presidential ticket, and would be one that would commend itself to the good sense of the people of the country. With such a ticket victory at the polls would be a fore gone conclusion. ' “Bristow and Blaine,” or ° 4 Blaine and Bristow,” which? W. E. G, BRISTOW. Keokuk (,la.) Gate City, May 9. We cannot conceive any good reason why any lowa Republican should seek to throw any sort of discredit upon Secretary Bristow. No man con nected with no other half-doz en men in the United States, have done eo much as he to bring the Republican party into that strong and growing public, credit where it stands at the outset of this Presidential campaign, with victory almost assured. There were two desidcratums as preliminaries to Republican success in this cam paign. The first and greatest was to make the country feel oaa fact of practical • administration that the Republican party could be trusted to carry out “reform within the party.” Bristow more than any other man has done this. The second was to make the patriotism of the country feel that the Southern Democracy could not be trusted with party control of the Government, Blane more than any other man has done this. Why the Republicanism of Bristow, or his service to the party, should be discredited any more than Blaine’s, we cannot understand. If onr party trusted Grant, and have been justified in that trust by his staunch party fealty, it would seem that it would be fully as prudent and safe to trust Bristow. He has a Republican record that has been well tested. All our personal Informa tion as to Bristow, from* men at Washington who know him, and who are not men to take any risks of catching another Andrew Johnson in the Re publican Presidential net, gives assurance that the Secretary of the Treasury is a good, staunch style of man for the Republican party of the country to honor and tmst. ft may not be- necessary to make him President, although he is well fit for this. We would sooner see hlm'at the head of the Treasury Department under the next Republican administra tion. We don't know anything about the merits of any personal grievance the Inter-Ocean may have against Secretary Bristow and his treatment of its friends. But we do know that Westcrii'Republic ans cannot afford to reflect its quarrels in their es timate and treatment of Benjamin H.-Bristow; pXIiEN'OIS. LOGAN COUNTY WANTS THE ACDITOE. To Vie Editor of The Tribune. Lincoln, HL, May 9.—1 am a constant read er of your valuable paper, and peruse with in terest tbe numerous letters and communications from the’different localities of the State in favor of or against: the many candidates: now in the field for the various offices. Certain sections favor Scroggs, others favorLippcncott, Needles, and Powell. Mr. Lippincott enters the field as a soldier, and claiming that the people of the State owe him a reward for the service rendered in the late civil strife. Now I contend that the Republican party of this State and the nation should give the preference to a soldier, provid ing licit he -is capable of assuming eod-filUng thc dntiea of the office. Let me ash the friendsof Gen. LippencotL'Hai not theßepublican J?arty of Ufcaolfl Ini ailed Us duty to Gen. Lippen-. cott? Since his election to the office of Auditor ho has amassed considerable wealth. He can live very comfortably now on his income, and ought to be willing to concede the office to another of the many brave men that battled so nobly for the preserva tion of the Union. It seems to me that this con tinual aspiring of Lippcncott is imposing upon the good-nature of the Republicans of this btatc, ana ft seems to be the opinion of many in t “* B . con ”y that some other good min should now take pos session of Lippcncott’s jjosltion. Amltoiiii tuat position one of Logan County’s honored sons is looming up—the Hon. James G. Chalfant, a gentleman, a gal!ant' soldier, and one of Illinois’ prominent educators. Die S resent County Superintendent’ 0 * t ,. , “ c v 00 * l ?’ [r. Chalfant served faithfully as a soldier late Rebellion, and at tho termination of that struggle he returned to his home and devoted ms time and attention to the cause of education, lie is a writer of considerable ability, an accomplished and eloquent speaker, a lawyer of fair ability, and a splendid businessman; a man that is not a per petual office-seeker, and has always avoided ally ing himself with rings and cliques; also possessing a private and public record against which not a word can he trnlnf ally said, and if nominated will carry Logan County by an overwhelming majority. The claim of Logan County should not be ignored by the Republican party of this State. It will oc remembered that at the lust Congressional election this’eouhty was the only one in the district that remained loyal to the Republican cause. This fact should be remembered bv the party* In asmuch as we have-never presented a candidate tor a State office, we think it the duty of the Repub lican party to concede to us the State Auditor at least. As this county was uncomfortably close at the lost Congressional election, some movement should be inaugurated to insure it to the party, and the nomination of 3Lr. Chalfant will certainly in sure It. In the event of the nomination of Air. Chalfant, Logan County can bo relied upon for at least 1,500 majority, and if elected to the office of Auditor he will fulfill the duties impartially, and to the credit of himself and the party. Republican, BARNEY CAULFIELD. To the Editor 0/ The Tribune Alton, HI., Hay 10.—Since Barney Caulfield has become the champion ass of the most in different Congress which ever assembled in the country, everybody wants to know more of Bar ney. Couldn’t the Tub Tribune print his picture, and give a brief sketch of-bis life, his birth, and by whom? When, where, and why? xMicn edu cated, and how? Whether ho gave out any pre monitory symptoms of future greatness in, early life, or any other well-defined symptoms? W belhcr his intellect had fully developed when chosen to Congress, or whether his friends had over previ ously discovered any traits in his mental charac teristics which suggested grave fears that Barney would convert himself into an ass upon the slight est provocation? Whether, when Barney makes an ass of himself, he seems to regard the situation seriously, or docs he ignore his predicament in :i cool, unconcerned manner which shows that he is not conscious of the fiasco? Was Barney ever kicked on the head when young, or did any other accident ever happen to him' that would likely place him in a mental status which would augment •the probabilities of his makingau ass of himself with greater facility than ho otherwise would have done? Will Barney expect to draw any pay for such services as he lias rendered tills winter? A Tax-I'ater. MARSHALL COUNTY TOR RIDGWAT. Tn the JSilitor of The Tribune, Pontiac, 111., Mays.—Being in the Eighth Con gressional District, we desire to say that the dis patch in to-day’s issue from Marshall County does not fairly represent ns. Highly as we admire Col. Fort, we do not think it politic or expedient to pre sent his name to the Republican State Convention as a candidate for Governor. He is our first choice for Congress, and will no doubt bo returned to his present seat. Livingston County, will take pleas ure and pride in casting her eight votes in conven tion for the Hon. Thomas S. Rldgway as our first choice for Governor. We admire the moral stam ina of the man, and the purity of his public and private life is sure to tell in his favor when it is properly presented to the people. Wc regard him as the “Feoplo’s candidate,” and trust lus calling and election will be made sure. L. L. SCUOGG3. To the Editor of The Tribune. Anna, Union Co., 111., May 10.—Alexander County has instructed for Scroggs for Secretary of State. That’s right. Let’s have a new man,—a flat-footed Republican, one who has been tried in the field. I have been on the march with him. and saw the arms stacked after many a hard day’s march. Men of Maj.-Gcn. James D. Morgan’s Division remember who brought up the ammuni tion at Jonesboro, Ga. Union County will say at Springfield Scroggs will do. Vours, etc. R. B. LIETZE AND NEEDLES. To the Editor Of The Tribune. Carlyle, Clinton Co., 111., MayO.—The Repub licans of Clinton County met to-day pursuant to notice, and appointed delegates to the Republican State Convention to be held at Springfield on tho 241 h inst., and instructed them to vote.for tho Hon. F. A. Llctze for Lieutenant Governor, and T-B. Needles for Auditor. Tho utmost harmony prevailed. Thomas S. Smith, Secretary. ■wiscoK’srN’. THE GUBERNATORIAL GRANGER INVESTIGATION— TROUBLES OF THE DEMOCRACY. Special Correspondence of The Tribune . Madison, Wis., May 10.—Tho Gubernatorial Granger investigation has been the chief topic of interest here of recent days; and our late Reform Executive show’s himself in a most un pleasant light Tho Democrats, who boldly took ground against liis nomination last fall, and tried to prevent it, feel that they are vindicated now. Some papers who sustained him through thick and thin, and discredited tho campaign stories, now denounce him bitterly. The Fond du Lae J'ovmal, edited by a Demo cratic office-holder, closes a stinging article on u W. R- Taylor’s Peculations ”by saying: “Wo are in no mood to write words of extenuation in behalf of a man whom wc have assisted in hon oring only to be repaid with unmerited humilia tion; whose ptltry greed no ecnwi of decency, honor, or partisan obligation could eradicate or restrain.” The .Democracy, of the State are getting into trouble about tfccir State Convention, to be held at Milwaukee, June 7. to elect delegates to St. Louis. It was expected delegates would be chosen accord ing to the new apportionment; but, acting on tho violent assumption that it is vitiated because our town was accidently left out of an Assembly Dis trict. the Chairman of tho State Committee directs to call conventions and elect delegates according to : the old apportionment; whereat some rebel, and ; there may .be doable delegations. The Greenback , Convention, having in view an independent party, which meets here Wednesday, to elect delegates to a National Convention at Indianapolis, proves a dis turbing clement: and at least one delegation, under the lead of Judge Small, of Waukesha, has been elected, on a greenback orsoft-moncy platform, to the Democratic State Convention. Now comes a still more disturbing call fora Convention of tho old Jacksonian Democracy of Wisconsin, opposed to banks of Issne, etc., to meet here Juno 13, to choose ten Electors and twenty delegates to tho National Democratic Convention at St. Louis. There isagoodprospectforcontestcd scats. WEST VTKGESnCA. THE HEITJBLICAN CONTENTION. "Wheeling, W, Va., May 11.—The West Vir ginia Republican State Convention met at Clarksburg today. A special to the liUeSUgcnecr announces the appointment of ten delegates to tho Cincinnati Convention, and the adoption of a resolution expressive ol a preference lor Blaine for President. The delegates are as follows: First District, ex-Gov. Stevenson, Dr. T. H. Sagar, and Gen. Nathan Gofll Second District, cx-Sonator Wil ley E. W. S. Snore, and John T. Schley; Third Disrict, D Ransdell, Eugene Dana, and James W. Davis. The delegate for State-at large is R. W. Simmons, calorcd, of Parkersburg. A resolution complimentary to the Hon. B. H. Bristow was pawed. - . - „, . Ex-Senator Villcy is understood to be a Bristow m The exact standing of lie delegation is notknown, but it is, no doiht, largely for Blaine. BRISTOW. jl purr axe letter fcob i nnc. CXneinnaJ Commercial. There was a whlskj-thicl lie of very small pro portions started on Secretary Bristow in Madison, Ini, and JL C. Garbtr, Jr.,wrote to the Secretary about it. The whisty-thief liars have persisted in jabbering, and Mr. Garber has published an extract of a private letter from Bristow, as fol lows: I cannot nnckrtak* to make public denial of each storiesas this; andwould pay no attention to the matter, except that I-deem It due, in answer to your kind commaiication, to state this ranch. I! •hare been so* m&lifuantly pursued that X am not surprised to find c r cry professional transaction of my life paraded beftre the public and the facts dis torted in to appear discreditable; bnt 1 am too much occupied with official duties to give my time to the contradiction or explanation of the infamous charges tlat hare been, and trill continue to be, tramped ap igalnst me by political enemies and others who haw taken offense at my efforts to enforce the Revenie laws/ I repeat that Ido not write this for public use, bnt for your information. ■ Very truly yoara, . B. H. Eostow. MISOELIjANEOIIS. butleb’s choice. Special Dirpaich to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., Jlay U, —Gen. Bn tier has expressed a preference for the nomination of Morton at Cincinnati. He said, however, that the health of Morten might be an impediment, a fact which, rcndeicd it more, important to make a Wise choice-for the second place on the ticket. Boiler favors Coakling next to Morton, audsajs that there ore.gome circumstances _ which make Conkling a more dcsiraWcnominlUon than Morton, and that one is tho carrying New York. Butler thinks ordinary circumstances Conkling would nj-ikc Letter run in that State than anj; mlwcn and that in the event of the nomination of h mien the powerful influence hostile to Tilden would c concentrated upon Conkling. THE GREEN’D ACKERS. WAsnrsoTos, D. C.. May 11. -There .f a mienn derstandine among some of the leaders aa to wheth cr the National Greenback Convention is to hi- held at Indianapolis on the 17th,, as originally intended. It is asserted here that at a conference, las't wce», of the most prominent persona engaged in the movement, there was an agreement to postpone tile Convention until the Fourth of change the place of meeting to Phiiaae,- pliia. The Secretary of the Rational p mittee, T. B. Buchanan, left here the latter part of tho week, with the understanding, it ia said, that upon his arrival at Indianapolia a no tice of such change should he Issued. It is mu* mated, however, teat the publication of the plans of the leaders, including their efforts to *ccure from Judge David Davis his consent to accept a nomination from the Convention, Hiay h Q 'c m duced the National Committee to change the course thus agreed upon. The friends of Judge Davis oe sire that he shall have the benefit of any Political capital that can he made by having the of the Greenback Convention, but if the latter is not postponed, as agreed upon, it is donDtiui whether they will permit his name to he used,.for fear that it may destroy his chances of obtaizun 9 the regular Democratic nomination. THE CONNECTICUT SENATORSIIIP. Hartford, Conn,, Slay 11.—The members of the Legislature have nominated Lxnry B. Harrison for the United States Senate. GRAND ‘RAPIDS, MICH. Special Dispatch, to the Grasp Rapids, Mich., May ? cratic County Convention met in this cityto < l3 -\ “ elect delegates to the State Convention at Lansing the 24th. It chose aa delegates Jamra Blair, w. t ■ Ramsey, a C. Comstock, C. H. Taylor, Ju ins Houseman. James N. Dnvis, S. 0. al ‘I D. E. Little, of this city; Dwight Rank!n. of Wyoming; Al S. White, of. this city. Edward Bradford, of Ada; Samuel Tohv, of Byron, Jacob Barns, ot Walker; Ananias Worden and Ira Ellis, of Cannon; and Henry f mino- The only question at issue in the tonxcntion wa hard and soft money, and the softs got the be. t of the argument, as thcjrbcat. ortwotenUcmcn proposed—among them tho-Hon. L. IL.ltonoall putting hard-moncy men m tbeir places. The Do mocracy of Kent outside of a few °5 c , c :! e £ holders is not at all enthusiastic, and the Conxcn tion was not largely attended or very cncouragm 0 . THE PENITENTIARY. To the Editor of The Tribune. ' Joliet, 111., May B.—ln the. Journal of the 2d inst. appeared an article “Concerning the Peni tentiary,” defending that inptitution’s management and Gov. Beveridge, and attacking The Tribune 3 correspondent at this place. The author of the article is the jack-leg lawyer and correspondent of the Times in. this city He was well feed for his nulk-and-watdr defense of the “acting Governor by Col. Southworth, Beveridge’s disbursing agent, and Secretary of the Board of Peni tentiary Commissioners, who told James Good speed, editor of the Republican at this place, that he “ need only name the money consideration for renouncing Washburac and supporting Beveridge, and it should be forthcoming." The article starts out by saying that Tire Tran use’s correspondent hero la a “disappointed ap plicant for a position at the prison, or some em bryo politician who hopes to injure Beveridge in the interest of some other pet candidate,” which is false. He has applied for no position at the pris on. nor docs he expect to, and neither is he a poli tician or aspirant for.any political preferment. He is a solid, honest citizen, the city edi tor of the Republican, and correspondent for your own, sensible and fearless Tribune. He is satisfied with his income and seeks no favors, ue supports the right as he secs it, and. like the trne journalist that he is, exposes fraud whenever it comes to his notice. His charges made against the prison authorities-and Beveridge are irnc, as i shall confirm, but they are not half of what is true of that nest of official fraud and mismanagement. One of his charges, the first, is that Beveridge is at the bottom of the late reduction of salaries,. which the Journal man attempts to disprove. I know that Beveridne appeared at the prison two days be fore tlie Board met .to reduce the salaries, and said, in the hearing of an officer who is prepared to confirm it, that “the salaries of the employes must come down ,* ire must make a good “smarty Ales.” goes on and says: “ Tho duties of the inferior croyloyes do not re quire an exalted capacity, and their places can toe easily supplied from the scores of applicants who are iuily ucseiging the Commissioners for posi tions at the reduced compensation.” , . . Tins is a likelv argument. Tho Commissioners have frequently asserted that they wanted none but first-class, intelligent prison-men, who were experienced in governing convicts and that they intended to to increase the salaries, as well as the standard of qualification of fitness, so that they might retain •'ood keepers and guards, and prevent every rag ta" and bob-tail that comes along from getting and holding a place which he is in no way capable of .filling. ’ Mai. McClaughry. the Warden, also said, in his address before the Presbyterian ministers at Chicago, that he wanted none but ’’good, experi enced prison-keepers and guards, that he had beeu discharging the bad or incompetent ones, and was still applying the process. How does this agree with reducing the already scanty salaries of the employes, and bringing on scores of green hands who happen to be tramps and penniless, and. therefore, willing to work perhaps for a month for their board, and. then tramp out again, leaving his place for another Journal writer alludes to the impoffilbility of reducing the salaries of higher officials, because they arc fixed by law. Admitting that all of the officers, excepting the Board, are worth their wages, It could not be supposed that the law or tho Stale would raise tho least objection if they volun tarily gave 20 per cent of their earnings for a good cause: one in which they are so vitally interested! The Chief Clerk receives SuOO a year more than the law says he shall receive, yet ho was not reduced. It scarcely would be policy to reduce tho salary of the Chief Clerk; there is danger; there is such a'thing us squealing in these days of crook llow absurd and silly that this Mr. Manof the Journal should support the idea that the prison is not “financially embarrassed. ” The Steward scarcely ever goes to Joliet or Chi cago but what he is dunned and chased for the bills long due to merchants where supplies ace pur chased. This was done so much that he got mad and protested, saying he “would bo cursed if he was going to be dunned for the State’s debts,”and he has been heard to say he wished tho “ d d institution would pav its bills, and not have everybody dunn ing him on the streets wherever lie went. Another fact proves it financial embarrssment. The institution allows every keeper or guard a fur lough of fifteen days in a year; when the employe docs not take his furlough he is allowed the money, or at least, this is tho way it used to bo; now, however, if the employe loses any time, be is docked that amount, but is allowed fifteen days extra pay called “commutation” money, instead of a fnrlongb. Tills commutation money amount-? to about $24- per man per year, and the institution is not able to pay. it; at least it has not paid it, and there are no indications that it will he paid this year. It has been, duo since the Ist of March. It is a fact. of. record that large amounts of money, over and above the expenses of the institution, have, been made, waahourn left $50,000. Wham left $40,000 In hank, and the present Warden claims to have cleared the fire; year 3:10.000. What has become of it ? 3lr. Richardson, it is true, docs not at present owe the prison $40,000, but he did at tho time Tire Tribune’s correspondent made the charge. Since • that lime the Board saw the necessity of taking ■ some steps to quiet public clamor and ward off sus picion, and tno delinquent contractor “came • down” to tho amount of.abont one-fourth of his indebtedness. Talk about the contractors being pressed by the stringency of the times I Their books will show that.they are disposing.of ns much and more stock tills vear than they ever have be fore. Their books, will alsothow that their receipts and profits are larger now than they over were be fore, while the price of their labor is the same nigr • gardly low figure that italways.has been. The same industries, at nearly, ten times the cost for labor, are flourishing and getting rich in your own city and everywhere. . The fact is, there must be a “ nigger m the.wood pile.” The contractors know they have the Com ’ raissioners foul, and can do as-they please. A thorough investigation wonld startle the public, turn the prison “ upside down,” and result in an injunction on the institution, the turning out of the present managers, and tho appointment of a Re ceiver. Respectfully, Daily Reader. CANADIAN NEWS. Consolidation—Naval—The Unruber Tradfr- Higli "Water. Special Dispatch (o The Tribune. MosmzAii, May 11. —The union of the City Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank of To ronto has become an accomplished fact, J. B. Rcnny and Thomas McCracken have been appointed joint cashiers, one to reside at Montreal and. the other at Toronto. The institution Is to bo styled the Con solidated Bank. Two vessels for the French Government were launched at Cantin’s ship-yard to-day. TheFrcnch Consul and a large number of citizens and invited guests were present. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. CoßOtnio, May 11. The Centennial yacht Count ess of Dufferin was successfully launched here to day. She sustained no damage from the mishap of yesterday. Special Dispatch to The Tribune . Ottawa, ilay 11- A somber of American lum ber-dealers arein town, .bat, they offer such low prices that mill men refuse to sell. • The arjrumcnt thev use In favor of low prices is that freights are so low on the trunk lines that Michigan lumber is crowding the Eastern market. The Chandiore lum ber-yards are completely submerged- # Durmg the last thirty-six hoars the water has risen 7 inches every twelve hours. Over a dozen mills have dint down in consequence of the high water. Great damage him been done to wharves and bridges on the Upper Ottawa. Unless the freshet soon sub sides the mill men fear a calamitous result/ _Tbe river is said to bo higher now than it has been since 1537. Timber, cord wood, fences,, and even bams and houses are to bo seen drifting down-stream, 1; to estimate the juno m&fit-damoge. WHISKY. Progress of the Trial of Jonas and Others at Milwaukee. Tlie Defendants Never Conspired, and- Abandoned. tjie Con? spiracy. Anyway. Important Evident# Against McKes Sur rendered to Mr. Dyer. SrUiWAUKEE. JONAS, GOLDBERG, AND CRO3BT. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Milwaukee, May 11. —In the Jonas case, the examination of Sam Rindskopf was resumed, bat nothing of further interest was elicited. Cross-examined by Mr. Murphey: He wa3 not certain that Goldberg was present at the depot meeting at Chicago. He explained the mean ing of certain symbolical words in the cor respondence. For the sum of §IOO,OOO, first asked, and afterwards §70,000, defend ants offered to dear all the parties to the negotiations from the civil and criminal suits brought against them, and it was under stood the method of their doing this was that the Chicago parties were to use all the means at their command to procure papers in the suits, so as to insure a successful legal de fense. He heard from Goldberg the latter was to have a post-tradershlp, and Goldberg asked witness to help him to get stock and credit to go into the business, but this had no connection with whisky matters. Goldberg tried hard to interest witness in postrtrading, saying there was lots of money in it. He never thought the scheme contemplated STEALING OUTRIGHT. If he had not thought Hedrick was a party to the job, he would have had nothing to do with it. “ , _. . , „ The hearing here developed, mto a lengthy conversational discussion between .the counsel, which the Court stopped by saying counsel on both sides appeared to be growing into the habit of embodying the substance of an answer in their questions, and he desired this practice to stop. The remainder, of the examination of this witness was of no interest. ELIAS SHIPMAN, of Chicago, was the next witness. Over an hour was spent in discussing as to the limita tions* of this witness’ examination. Finally he was allowed to proceed, the Court permitting him to tell his narrative in his own style of any interviews at which the Milwaukee men and the defendants were present. Witness said,he,was present at the first interview between all the par ties at the Trcmont House, in June last. THE TERRIBLE CONDITION OF THE MILWAUKEE WHISKEY MEN was explained, and the object of the meeting was to devise means to alleviate their condition. Mr. Crosby suggested the employment of Mr. Pretty man, saying the fact of his being Hedrick’s brother in-law would be of great advantage,—a declaration which witness was prepared to believe. All the par ties were invited to this meeting by Mr. Rmds kopf. Xo sum was mentioned as a retaining fee. Mr. Jonas came to be at the meeting because GOLDBERO ASKED HIM FOR AID AND COUNSEL in the premises, telling him their situation. Jonas told witness the story, and this induced witness to speak to Crosby, who was a relative of his, their wives being cousins. After the meeting, witness, Sam Rindskopf, Jonas, and Goldberg went ridingto Lincoln Park and spent the evening together. Kothing more was talked about except the employ ment of Prettyman as a laWyer, and of CROSBY TO SEE HIM. ?sext. there was an interview at the depot, when Mr. Wirth joined the original parties. In the early part of the evening Crosby- Rindskopf, Goldberg, and witness were present. It took place at the Trcmont. These parties went together to the depot in a hack. Rindskopf and. Crosbv stepped out of the hack, leaving witness and Goldberg in the hack for about five minutes. Rlndskopf and Crosby talked with a man whom he since understood was Wirth and another gentleman (Kiewert), who were about to take the train. They were on the side walk, too faraway for witness to hear the con versation. He heard Rindskopf, however, say •thev would have Crosbv come np to Milwaukee. Rindskopf then got In the hack and all drove off, leaving Wirth and Kiewert to take the train for Milwaukee. Jonas, was not present at this meet ing. At the hotel, before this, Crosby reported to Kfmlfikopf that rRBTTTMAN COULD BB HAD, • but a large sum of money would be necessary for a contingent fund, and a large retaining fee would have to be paid before he would move. Crosby spoke elaborately as to the desirability of employ ing Prcttyman.' ’The question of selecting a man tokold the money was. discussed, and Rindskopf selected Jonas, as a man of integrity, etc. Jonas was at that time a man' of wealth and enviable re putation for honor and.honesty. Witness had fre quent interviews subsequently with the Chicago parties; he knew of the visit of Goldberg and Crosby to Milwaukee the next day after the West Water street interview, and, so far as Goldberg and Jonas were concerned, the matter was abandoned from from that time. Here counsel for the Government objected to the line of examination, and -Mr. Murphy said he pro posed to show that Goldberg and Jonas ABANDONED ALL CONNECTION WITH THIS SCHEME,— whatever it was,—and had nothing further to do with it, after the West Water street meeting. Further, thatCrosbv simply acted as Sam Rinds kopFs agent, the other parties washing their hands of the entire affair on the advice of the witness. Col. Goodwin said the Government had attempt ed to show by inference that this scheme, what* ever it was, bad NEVER BEEN ABANDONED. and all the parties defendant were equally guilty participants in all that took place subsequent to the West Water street meeting, whereas the fact was thcA. up to the time of .the last interview refer red to by the witness, the only project engaged in was the engagement of Prcttyman ar counsel, which project fell through, and ail the parties withdrew except Crosby, and from that time he re mained merely os Sam Rindskopfs agent. That Crosby so acted, and that the other parties SO WITHDREW, was all the defense now desired to show. Witness was finallv suffered to say that Crosby told him as the result of the last interview in Mil waukee that the general plan had fallen through, hut he was to remain at work in the interests of Sara Rindskopf. Witness knew that Crosby afterwards went to lowa and Southern Illinois in tho interests of Mr. Rindskopf, respecting the release of some whisky, and in the gcncral inicresta of Rindskopf. Witness advised defendants to break up negotia tions because there seemed to be no unity of senti ment or consolidation of interests among the Mil waukee men. There was an interview at the Sher man House a few days after his advice TO ABANDON TUB SCHEME. Several Milwaukee distillers whom ho did not know were present. Jonas anduitness were the oliiy Chicago men who. were present. Crosby .was not in Chicago or Cook County that day. Witness would not haveguneif Crosby.was in town, and only did so at the personal solicitation of Jonas. Jonas said, “These Milwaukee fellows are here, let’spo over and sec them. ’* When witness and Jonas enter- edthe room, they found the Milwaukee men talking heatedly* and in something witness thought was In dian* but Jonas said was Hebrew. .Witness said: “Let *s get out of this as soon as possible. Ask. them to drink* and get off quietly with offending, them.lt appearea they were talking about pay ing money. They were apparently quarreling. Jonas asked them to take something to drink, and they READILY FELL IN WITH THIS, and* 'soon after Jonas and witness left Witness advised leaving because he saw they were quarrelling, and HE DISTRUSTED THEM, and preferred having nothing to do with them. Knew nothing of any written agreement said to have been prepared’ by him. Never prepared any such agreement. .Nothing took place that witness, could not hear, as he was with Jones the whole time, rnid'wenthomc with him. Never heard any thing of any. plan to steal documents; heard Crosby say Prettyman, as Hedrick’s relative, would have free access to the papers Never had any idea of stealing papers, and never heard the others talk of anything of the kind. Tim letter of Aug. 12 from Jonas was drafted by wit ness, and left with one of Jonas 1 clerks to copy. Did not think Jonas conld have framed such a. letter without assistance. Don’t know whether Jonas saw the draft at all; HAB WHIHBN LBTTBBS HIMSELF 20R.J0SAS and signed Jones’ name. The letter dated Angnst 2 was written for Jonas by A. 1L Crosby. The object of the letter was to say that if the Milwau kee men wanted, to pay SI,OOO to retain PreUymaa and to employ Crosby for the purpose, they must to ahead and send the money. Toe envelope pro need lathe envelope In which the letter was in closed. It was a common thing for witness to go into Jonas’ office to write letters.. rasD r.RTMxt was nest sworn, 'and testified he a Journalist In Chicago employed on the Staait-Zdiung. Knows Leopold WiHh of this city; had talked, with him about the alleged conspiracy in the case in “Mr, ilnrphey*B office In this cny. 'Counsel for the proscenUonnbjccted to an exami nation aa. to any interview.nqtrcferxcd to in the evidence for the prosecution. Mr. Mnrphey said be had questioned witness Wirth when he was on the stand for the Govern ment, as to thiainterview. bathe declared he had no recollection of it. He proposed to show that- Wlrth told this witness, in the presence of several gentlemen, that he never knew or heard anything about stealing papers or records, or anything of that kind. The hour being up at this point, an adjournment was had for refreshing tbo inner man. • AJmtllSOQjf. Shipman confcraed. Heunderstood that dnpH cates.tf Eona.s2:iod other. papers csfened to in the indictment were sent to would have known that destroying aoch nanS would have been utterly abortive. The defend have put in evidence a letter of Crosby to Prettr man, which had been left with Jonas to send on K Prettyman in case the money to retain him shoaM he received from Milwaukee, stating he had been retained, asking him to act without delay anfl giving the particulars of a fifty-barrel lotof sirabrht , whisky.that Rindskopf wanted to have released!® The witness identified the letter. - Another letter was put in from Crosby to Jona« saying that he was disappointed at the failure?# the negotiations, and asking Jones to collect and forward him $290, traveling expenses, and cI«S up the whole thing. Shipman then made a L • PERSONAL EXPLANATION ' to the effect that he would have nothing to do with anv scheme to steal public documents. *** He was then cross-examined by McKenney and said Goldberg was interested as a grateful” frS of Rindskopf. -Jonas never heard or snob* of pay, and the witness would not W. accepted pay if offered. What was meant in tml of the letters by the sentence that’**if the matt£ succeeded it might be a nice thing for all,« was. hi supposed, Crosby expected, if Prettyman won hS cates, the Rindskopfs would do something reference was to all quotations. Did not know until telegram was put in evidence that Crosby wa* ever addressed as A. C. Melvin. liedireci—ilc knew nothing in Crosby's Ufc to justify his using an assumed name. Al ibis point adjourned. ST. LOUIS. BAD FOR M’KEE. Special Dispatch to The Tribune, St. Louis, Mo., May 11.—The liepublkm hq information that the wife of John Leavenworth, deceased (who was the first treasurer and pay. master of the Whisky-Ring In this dty),haa made affidavit to some very interesting aaj startling facts never before published in regard to McKee’s complicity in the frauds. Reid Leavenworth, a brother ol John, was recently arrested on indictment, and, mitigate his punishment, the wife of the flrsj named sent or CoL Dyer and turned over to him certain letters in the handwriting of Ford and McKee, proving beyond doubt their guilty knowl. edge of and 'participation in the frauds. Mrs. Leavenworth declared she was present when money was passed, at both herown and McKee’s residences, between ter hnsbandandMcKec, in amounts reach* ing to thousands. CON MAGUIRE left for Washington to-night, where he coes In he. half of himself and McKee. Hia special object ft to see Secretary Bristow in person, and he sayi if be can get an audience with that official he U certain that the showing he will make will secure bis recommendation, and as a consequence that of Pierrcpont for Executive clemency. What special plea Maguire proposes to make in addition to those already made public has not transferred. CHICAGO, MUNN. TheMunn trial will come up this morning, and, in all probability, go forward without fur ther delay. The Government’s witnesses an W. S. Golaen, George Miller, Jake Eehm, C, H. Fredericks, C, A. Vcrgho, and John Payne, From the intimations which have proceeded from the Government authorities from time to time, that this trial would disclose many of the bottom facts in connection with the Chicago Ring, the trial will doubtless be witnessed by an eager and interested audience. WEST SIDE SINNERS. Late Wednesday evening Capt. Somenffls and Capt. Laughlin descended upon the saloon kept by Gabriel Wahl, Isaac Meyer, and Jacob Meyer at the corner of Clinton and Twelfth streets, and seized, the contents thereof. Thpgj parties are charged with the practice of com pounding liquors without a license, and the offi cers who have worked up the case say they have discovered a prettygood sample of crookedness on a small scale. Capt Somerville swore out a warrant for their arrest yesterday morning, which was placed In the hands of a Deputy Mar shal, who lost no time in executing it The threi men were bronght before Commissioner Hoyn« yesterday afternoon, and gave bond in the sum ol §SOO each to appear for examination before the Commissioner on the 22d Inst CAUGHT ON THB PLT. As Col. H. A. Plimpton was going home Wednes day evening he passed the Lake Shore «fc Michigan Southern depot. As be neared the place he savri dray loaded with five barrels containing spirit! moving towards the freight department. The Col onel’s eyes ore usually good, and his disposition t« scan everything that may possibly come under tbs head of crookedness wonderfully acute. Tbs events of the post eight or ten months have mads him more than ordinarily scrutinizing, and accord ingly he took along, fond look at the dray, tbs driver, the horse, and the barrels.. He saw that they came from the Phoenix Distilling Company, and learned that they were about to be shipped East. He looked still further and saw more. He saw that one of the barrels was un stamped. while the other four were marked with the Internal Revenue Department’s passport. Tin Colonel immediately seized the barret that was not stamped, and had it remvoed to the Custom-House, for safe-keeping. In the meantime Dickenson, Abel &. Co., the real Phoenixes, learned of tha seizure and at once posted off to sec Collector Har vey, while at the same time they sent the Ganger, George Smith, down to see Colonel Plimpton. All the gentlemen represented to the Government officers that it was undoubtedly a mistake, the' Gauger taking all the blame upon himself and. saying that it was simply carelessness on his part, for which, of course, he was sorry, and would never do it again, etc. The. Collector fied that it was actually a mistake, and yesterday morning the barrel of com-jnice was released, stamped and sent on its way to join its comrades. It was fortunate that the absence of the stamp wai discovered before shipment, because if the barrel had bead seized after its delivery the matter would not have been so capable of explanation. As it was, this little circumstance will make the Phcenixes ana others more careful in the future as the manner which packages leave their establishments. CHEN'OPHOBIA. Expulsion of Celestials from a CSflfeßl Town* Correspondence San Francisco Cironick, Antioch, April 30.—Yesterday was one of on* usual activity and excitement, and a day long to 1* remembered in the history of Antioch. Ever sine* the first step was,token in San Francisco and other places in California toward the eradication of cooli* emigration the people of this place have been trid* awake.' Though they were perhaps far behind in outward demonstrations upon the subject, the citi zens of Antioch have arrived at the conclusion that the presence of the Chinese among us is distaste ful; that there is littlehopc of. the proper offichh taking hold of. the matter.with any effect for, per haps, years to come, and that the only wsytona. oursclvcs of their contaminating mflneac* «• to put our shoulders to the wheel hence. Several of our boys, sops of re?pfl<Jj. able citizens, have from time to time.been enacts into Chinese houses of prostitution, wh-re they contracted incurable diseases, which, baying oca concealed out of shame, will necessarily rwKjS. their, physical-rain. Various cases of thixe™- have of late been revealed by the ipvestigati ool °* doctors and parents interested. Ycsteraaj.mOOj ingat an early hour fifty of the most. prominent citizens of Antioch marched to the Chines* quart«; of the town, and, dividing up in sqaadsof roor® five, a simultaneous demand was made at eaccoi the Chinese houses for admission. The occnpana of tho various dens were peremptorily Infonm» that they would be given until 3 o’clock mtw afternoon to make preparations for a to* l ue* part ore from our midst. They were toW tw tho steamer Amador would leave for Francisco at that hour, . and that who preferred to embark upon n« might as well begin to make the necessary prepia? lions. Upon no consideration would theyDeau^"" ed to remain in Antioch another before the time set for tho departure of the Amaf» Chinatown was deserted except by a few males*** were well-known to be industrious Md noc®*- The scene on the wharf at the sieamerlanoln? ■*. a repetition on a smaller scale of. what mayjwo served any day at the Pacific Mail dock upoatt*. arrival of a vessel from the Orient at ycrarar; Each of the Mongolians had his orhergoes®® wares packed in baskets at cither end of a pole or securely tied up in the silk handkerchief in such common use w»n females. There was very little commotion, oa continual conversation was earned on in tueiry . tongue in smothered and subdued accents. clambered upon tho. boat as fast,as powOta, __ when 3 o’clock came not a Chinese prosty** mained in Antioch. The gardeners audios?"*, men who have means invested who behave themselves,, were not molested,neo""- will they be. . . *• Antioch, May I.—Our people had Just begj® congratulate themselves upon hayingnu w*> . selves of the Chinese prostitutes when lasf ®- inn. afabout 8 o’clock, an alarm of fire waaso _ ed*in consequence of the recently vacated cam . qnartcrs^eing-ablaze. The cause which * this was as follows:. Ono.oftbe females town in a small boat for- Stockton on afternoon is reported, to have returned on*n lowing evening. When it. was announced I JJ had returned, the indignation of the opens no bounds. All the - DUiMihgs except two burned to the ground, and they were torn dp day by common consent. It is to bs this disreputable element has left os fore - Should any return it may prove the worse for wow*. Sayings of Buddah. **By gentlenees, overcome anger; - .byliberality, ’greed; by evenness and trow, -• ’aembUng and falsehood. , whaQ • . 1 ‘ Speak the trnth; yield not to anger; gwft asked, of the little thou hast; by these three thoa shalt go near the gods. «ndba “The evil-doer mourns In L hasor yhall mourn in the next; in both grU rbw.‘ He grieves, ho la tormented, seetflo t * a ol*his dce(L . dndhfl “The virtuous man rejoices sha’l rejoice in the next, in both of& He c'Joiccs. he exults,' seeing the pwiw UL * enTtng romj not d.'dßg them, is like a herdsman cpOJttW kiacol-oihco, batotsninsMss*”

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