Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 14, 1876, Page 8

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 14, 1876 Page 8
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8 THE CITY. GENERAL NEWS. AM. Mmphy U lying very ill from billon* frrei, at his residence. ; The monthly report of the Good Samaritan Socie ty shows the receipts by cash to hare been $231; from Industrial Department, S2B. 89; admitted to the Home, 23; assisted, 54. - Killing in the bailor porch has very generally been abandoned is the semi-subnrban streets for gum-bartering across the gate. The tfm* of the eating of strawberry shortcakes has comf. the sherry cobbler gtreth forth a pleas antsmell, and the voice of the peddler of 44 too roaatizs** is heard in the land. : Tte temperature yesterday, as observed by Man eeee, optician, 88 Hadis on street (Turn toe Banding), was at Bs. m., 51 degrees; 10 a. xn., 64; 12 m., 53; 4p. m., 55; Bp. m., 49. Barom eter, Ba. m., 29.36; Ip. m., 20.38. About this ttma the Coroner, as be passes along a residence street, smiles to see guileless little girls trying to see how many hundred times they can «fcip without stopping, for he knows that the lees are th* ** wi> l no matter what the sire of the aotpse. • “Longhair," said a married man, reflectively, tbe other morning as he held nn a hair-brush sur rounded by an aurora-borealis of feminine curls, * 4 Lone hair is a glory to a woman except when she hSMBit over the b&cx of a chair or leaves it in her hunanefs brush. ” • “Would myEbcnexerie to grow up end co to be a missionary to the heathen? salda fond mother on Ada street, the other toy, to her son, and tbe ingenuous youth replied that he wouldn't mind if she wouldn't make his pa a old parvta OVCT into t BCW VCSt fOf niTO. Tbe Fira-Marshal’e report for April ehoire a maAed falling oil in accidental llres canned by hot brick* kept in bed et the feet of old maids; and there Is a very considerable decrease in the lose from explosions of coal-oil lamps tnmed down very low In the front parlor on nights when the old is from home. Judge David Davie was fa faim yesterday, at the Pacific Hotel. Judge Drummond. Marshal GoodelL Mr Noonan, MrTliise, Perry H. Smith, Leonard SvretL and other prominent gentlemen, called upon him during the day. Politics were wchewcd, Mid Jndffc Darts entertained his guests with a graphic description of the opening of the Centennial. He left last evening. The Sheriff yesterday morning received a dis patch from Deputy-Sheriff Bonflcld, who had been •entto Pittsburg, stating that three of those who recently escaped from jail had been captured, namely: Frank Tally. “Crab "Boyle, and John Meehan. These parties were the principals m the escape, and when they arrive may have some thing to say. BeopodWirth and Louis Rindakopf, two of the nrommeut members of the Milwaukee Whisky were in the city yesterday afternoon. They tame down on a flying trip, paicl a*visit to the Gov ernment BtUlding, listened to some of the pro ceedings in the Munn case, and returned home in the evening. They both declined to be intervie wed on the Jonas case, which to now on trial In Mil waukee. They had no opinion whatever on toe ineetisn. At a meeting of the Laborer's Benevolent As todatioßL, held yesterday afternoon at their rooms, Nos. 77 and 79 Dearborn street, the following schedule of labor rates for 1876 was unanimously adopted: For wheeling coal, 40 cents per hour; for shoveling bard coal, 10 cents per ton; for damning bard coal, 2H cents tons for shovel ing soft coal, 12 cents per ton; for dumping soft ra?i, s cents per ton. These rates average pretty nearly the same as thoec of tost year. The Chicago Flower Mission has commenced the third year of its good work in distributing flowers among the slckjpoor of the city hospitals. Flowers fer this chanty are mostly sent from suburban towns, the express cars carrying them free of charge. The florists in and around the city are very generous in contributing their best and sweetest. The flowers are received and ar ranged at the Athensum, No. 63 Washington street, every Wednesday morning from 9 until 12, and ladies who are willing to help are requested to be present.. ' a young man at the Palmer entertained a country ■friend at the dinner on Friday night, and when bo came to part with him and consign him to the ten der mercies of a b«ekman bethought himself of taking the wise precaution of taking down the nnm berof the hack, so as to be able to identify it in fw Hint his friend should he kidnapped, robbed, or madeaway with- Yesterday morning he wakened op with a month like a Ume-onrner’s hat and hie boots on, and having ordered the bell-boy to lei down the windows and get him some soda and ice, consulted his note-book to be sure that he had tot memorandum all . right, found the following! i •»Munun—numbers of h0ck—1379584278. ” t The Forwarding Committee of the Ladles' Cen tennial Association will meet Monday afternoon at HoomO, No. 170 State street, to pack and send all ‘articles now in hand- They wish all ladies who have small articles, or books, literery works, and the .like for exhibition, to present them at 3 p. m., when they will be received, and. If approved by -the Committee,* forwarded at once to the ladies’ agent, who will obtain space. Some articles have been left at toe rooms without names and addresses of owners attached, which are necessary to insure -safe .return. These parties are urged to call and 'give information. Farther communications for Ehe Association may be addressed to Mrs. Harriet 7. Willard, 327 Pulton street. The Rev. James S. Fletcher, Rector of St Bar nabas Church, Dublin, Ireland, and the Rev. James Stevenson, of the United Presbyterian Church of tho same place, are in the city as a delegation from toe Committee formed in Dublin .(or toe erection of a Young Men’s Christian Insti tute. The Rev. Mr. Fletcher will preach this ‘morning in Mr. Moody’s Church, corner Chicago •venue and LaSalle street and in the evening in Trinity Church, corner Michigan avenue and .Twenty-sixth street The Rev. Mr. Stevenson will preach In the momingln the First Congrega tional Church, corner of Washington and Anne .streets, and in the evening in the Second Presby .terian Church, comer Michigan avenue and Twen tieth streets. r . A liberal clergyman on the West Side proposes calling a convention of practical Christians, by whose efforts he is convinced it will be possible to achieve more for the salvation of poor, fallen hu manity in a month th»n could he done by a whole drove of high-priced preachers in a year. Be pro poses carpenters shall fix door-handles so thtA people can shut doors without skinning their knuckles and periling their eternal salvation; and that single steps in dark passages shall he removed by nnltcd Christian endeavor; and that ashes shall pmlanthropically be placed on slippery places where the wicked may stand hut the righteous is sure to sit down pretty and that people shall never leave match-safes without matcues in them at night, and, in fine, that as many of the ag gravations of life as may be shall be removed in their inception, and a Christian walk and demeanor be rendered possible to the average man. A couple of days ago the cashier of an extensive business establishment in this city went home at eight, packed his satchel, kissed his wife fondly, ifflfd be was going into the country for a day or two, and left. Be had not returned yesterday morning, and she, becoming anxious, visited the store and had an ogonizedmterview with bis employer, to whom she suggested that Bertram might nave com mitted suicide. With tears of pity in his eyes the old merchant, frequently cynical and harsh, said that she would do well lo have tbe lake And river dragged, and added that tbe firm would be responsible for the expense; th*>n, when this humane work had been begun, and he was satisfied that it was being prosecuted vigorously, be just ran through the cashier's accounts himself. Tbe inspection did sot last img, and, coming out of the olhcc with his eya suffused with sympathetic tears, he remarked to the weeping wife: * * Ma'am, you needn’t set your blamed old lobster-pots for him; he's not drowned.'* Then, turning abruptly to a clerk, be Added: "Skip down to Pinkerton's, and tell him to send me op a detective on the half-shell, lively. ** A yoong man from New Jersey baa for some weeks past been lying at the point of death at the boose of a friend on West Adams street, and bis fatal illness was rendered more sorrowful by his constant and pitlfnl longing after the home be was destined never to see again. On 'Wednesday even ing it was plainly seen by the gricf-strickcn watch ers that the end was near, and they asked him if they oonld do anything to smooth his pathway to the tomb. The dying man, in a voice that was scarcely audible, replied: “O, if 1 could only taste shad once more 1” What was to be done? There were no shad attainable in the Chicago market, and the * dying man's pillow promised to be un smoothed by the only attention he coveted, when suddenly one of the mourners, with the remark: “I'll play Bebecca and Jacob on the cuss," rose and hastened from the apartment, and securing a paper of pins fried it in batter and lard. Return ing almost immediately be placed the dish before the dvingman, who gratefully put a layer of pins between bis lips and feebly chewing at the. fried pa per said in a low voice, while a ray of cxstatic glory -and peace filled bis face: * 4 It is shad! I feel the bones," and immediately climbed the golden stair. A young man whose countenance betrayed deep went yesterday to the Police Head ? natters, and, in a hoarse and hollow voice, asked or detectives for one. A guardian of the public peace having been indicated to him, be said to the official, in a tone which left no doubt of his ear nestness: “Kister, 1 wont to be arrested, re manded, held to the Grand Jury, found a true bill •against, arraigned, assigned counsel, tried, con victed, sentenced, refused a new trial, and hanged,** “Why so. Cap?” replied the unmoved officer. * 4 Because, ” —said his conscience-stricken interlocutor, —“because I've killed a man.” “Well!” continued the officer, with a faint show af interest, 44 that’s all right; what did you kill him for?*' “I will tell yon a damning story of my nik," said the man, eagerly. “I had a happy home ap on the Bowery, with garden-ease in the •Trout-yard, and the blessed presence of children round my hearth. That boose, sir, was frequent ed by (here a dark look of demoniac expression contorted his features in a momentary spasm) by men who ” “Ah, who were after your wife!” the detective delicately, out of respect for th« man’s too apparent gnef; “and so the old woman's skipped out with him? Want the guilty nair arrested and all the points given to Tbs Csiojao Tsxbune!” “No, no, no I” answered fkp “bat there was one man with a w<3 tinder his arm that want ed to sell the patent doubie-re gai UekyjfcT HtttZi. revolving. . compensatory combined .stove- Iftcr, be d-key, boot-jack, corkscrew and potato masher. and after be bad called every day for a few months, I just killed him and buried his corpse in the backyard. Send the darning ministers of jns ticc with me, and I will find the remains; then drag me to the deepest dungeon beneath the Ccn-- tral Station moat, and feed me upon ita loathsome vapors, and wash me in steep-down gulfs of liquid fire. The officer rose and. with the. remark, i keephouse myself,” wrunghlsband, said. Uiats all right,” and took him forth and narrated me simple and teaching story to the multitude with out. Three cheers were given for the hero. audit was resolved to run him for Mayor, if the Supreme Court ordered a new election. THE CKITTKKSIAI* ASD SUSP AT. At the Sunday-School Teachers’ meeting at rar well Hall on Saturday, the following resolution wlioflcridbyilTH- D. Penfleld, and adopted OI tide meeting, compoeed of the Sunday School workers of j r 1 Ber. Dr. Goodwin to communicate to Gen. J. K. Hawley our thanks for hia firmcourse In opposition to the opening of the Centennial Edition founds ontheXord’s Day; and extend I l °,“ m th “j} hL co-workers onr sympathies, and promlw Ui™ ourpravera that they may bo able to hold to the resolution already adopted. MU- BROWH. MaJ. James Brown, of the law firm of Brown a Mosnese, of thla city, departed thla life yesterday morning at 8 o’clock, at his residence, ho. 74, West Jackson street, after an illneaa of about ten days, leaving a wife and three children.- Mr. Brown was born at Aeh Ridge, Brown County, 0., on the 2d day of July. I®, and was a brother of the lato tVUUam B. Brown, Colonel of the Seventieth Ohio Regiment of Infantry, who was killed at the battle of Antletam. , The deceased served In the same regiment as one of the bravest of soldiers, during four years, where be attained the position of Major, and after the War established his residence in Ford County, in tMa State, where be held the office of Superintend ent of Schools for two terms. He began the prac tice of law In 1889; came to this city in IBTL, where he has since been engaged in successful prac tice of his profession. He was an active member of the United Presbyterian Church, a good Chris tian. an exemplary gentleman, and a lawyer of recognized ability. HOTEL ARRIVALS* Palmer House—D. Plmnmcr. Cedar Falls; P. M. Saunders, Helena, M. T.; V - Delaconr and Mona. Cahret, France; A. V> Q and E. W. Ta bor, New York; B. P. Gould, Gen. J. H. Simpson, TJ. S. Army; H. H. Waters, Cincinnati; G. H. Nettleton, Kansas City; C. D. Merrick, Parkersburg; W. Becket Hill and wife, London; P, S. Stevenson, Montreal.... Grand Pacific— B. M. Strong, Baraboo; John C. Spencer. Hudson; theEev. J. S. Fletcher, Dublin, Ireland; the Hon. S. M. Cnllom, Springfield; Judge David Davis, Bloomington; GeorgeScroggs, Champaign Gazette; Gen. J. M. Hedrick, Ottumwa; Judge S. B. Miller, Des Moines; F. Nickerson, Boston; Henry Sother, Boston; James Allen,U.S.A., Washington; John L. Banney, Canada.... Tremont Bouse— The Hon. J. P. Kidder, M. C., Dakota; the Hon. Frank Colton, Galesburg; D. J. Edwards, Boston; C. D. Alton, Hartford; CoL V. W. Bullock, Bur lington; G. H, Holland, St. Louis; tbeHon. G.. W. Cate, Stevens Point; a F. Jaurriet,-urbana, O.; the Hon. J. T. Moor and ,N. Walls, Boston; O. McGrail. Pittsburg; Charles M. Brady, Wheeling; J. A. Utica; the Hon. N. Shaflhcr, SL Louis; M. Dickson, Honolulu. Sherman House— S. D. Caldwell, Buffalo; T. A. Lewis, Indianapolis; the Hon. W, S. Marshall, Warsaw, Ind.; Gen. Wager Swayne, Toledo: Hugh Bellas, England; Col. T. B. Doo little, Hartford; -B. S. Hart, Clinton, la.; J, Milton Rice, Worcester, Mass.... Gard ner Bouse— W. C. Allen, Wisconsin; J. Allen, Springfield, HI.; Don Morrison, St. Joe; W. A. Steele, Baltimore; David Stanton, London, Eng.: G. W. Stevens, San Francisco; J. B. Stev ens, Benton Harbor; A. H. Morrison, St» Joseph, Mich. EESTITUTIOK. TTTR HOS B. H. CAMPBELL DOES TWM SQUARE THING. As will be seen from the correspondence below, United States Marshal Campbell has done the hon orable thing by Miss Ada C. Sweet, Pension Agent: Unites States Marshal’s Oitice, Nobhekn District or Illinois, Chicago, May 12, 1876. Miss Ada Dkab Macau: Very soon after the fire of 1871, Mr. David Blakely aakcd me for a loan of $5,000, or my indorsement of his note for »=at amount, upon which he .coaid raise the money. As I had not the money at the time, 1 did guarantee the payment of his note for that amount, which was discounted at bank for his ben efit, be promising at the time to leave with me sat* isfactory collateral security for the same, which he failed to do. The matter was a pare and sim ple accommodation to Mr. Blakely personally, and done under the very general feeling of sympathy which pervaded par people after the great suffering and loss consequent upon the fire. Mr. Blakely bad repeatedly promised to pay it, and I have no doabt was anxious to do so. He agreed, some time daring the year of 1873, to commence paying U in installments, and up to the spring of 1874 be had reduced the principal by payments according to his'agreement to $1,250, when he came to me and stated that he had de cided to remove to Minnesota, that he had ar ranged to resign the Pension Agency, and to have yon to sncceedhim. which was the first intima tion 1 had of the contemplated arrangement. He said he had made business arrange ments with you, by which the payments on the amount doe on his note woald be condoned the same as If ha had remained here, and that he woald make these payments through yon. He stated at the time that if I desired any assur ance from yon that such was his arrangement with you, he would send you to me to confirm his state ment. Ton very soon after called upon me and reiterated and confirmed the assurance of Hr. Blakely, and then offered to put the obligation on your part In writing, if I desired it, to which I re plied tb»t your word was sufficient. Yon after words, between April, 1874, and April, 1875, paid roe in the aggregate $2,105 for Mr. Blakely’s account, forwhlch I receipted to him through you, and which amounts were paid by me into frwnir and indorsed on Mr. Blakely’s note, on the days the respective payments were so made by yon. tip to that time, to-wit, April, 1875, I had not been asked or requested to use any influence, political or otherwise, directly or indi rectly, for you. Neither do I remember of having done anything in that direction, as I never had a suspicion that there was any necessity for so doing, Hr. Blakely representing to me npon his first in terview touching this matter that your appoint ment was all arranged, and woald be consum mated at once. These payments, amounting to $2,105 in the aggregate, as they were made by you, were indorse a on Mr. Blakely’s note. • I had always supposed the payments were TTindo as a proper business matter between yourself and Mr. Blakely, on a legitimate basis and entirely free from any taint or suspicion of improper action, political or otherwise. I certainly never n*H a suspicion of impropriety in the trans action until recent developments, which show an entire want of consideration for the payment of the money, and also the great impropriety of the whole arrangement as between Mr. Blakely and yourself. Sinccleaming the full particulars, I have decided to return to you the amount paid to me on Mr. Blakely’s account. Ido this, not because I now feel that I did wrong, or have rendered myself amenable to complaint or censure, notwithstanding the violent and abusive imputations which have been charged npon me by a portion of the public press, upon distorted statements of the facts, hut because I do not wish to retain anything of which any one could reasonably complain, ana also because I told you a few days since that if you, nnderallthe circumstances, feltloughtnotto retain the benefit of it, I would cheerfully return it to yon. I have therefore decided, and do now re turn you herewith, my check for $2,105. I remain, very respectfully yours. B. H. Campbell. United States Pension Agenct, Ada C. Sweet, Agent, Chicago, May 13, 1870. —The ITon- B . H. Campbell, Chicago , /«.— Dear Sib: I have recelvea, your letter of tbe 12th inst,, in closing your check in my favoi for $2,105, being the exact amount paid to you by me on account of David Blakely. Since you voluntarily make this payment without any request from me, or ex pressed intimation tout X considered you under obligation to refund, I accept It, and take this oc casion to present my thanks, and to express my wish that the motives and intentions which led to this action on your part will meet with their jnst reward. lam, sir, youravery respectfully, Ada C. Sweet. THE GBAND JURY. THE PFRANG CASE. The Grand Jury, yesterday did a great deal of work, but the good results were few. But two Indictments were found of any importance, one against George Von Hollen, the absconding City Collector, and the other against Christian and Henry Boegerhauscn and George Lampe, for the murder of F. Pfrang a few weeks ago’ at a wedding in Bridgeport, at which be was an uninvited guest. The latter indictment was considered very impor tant by the Jury, so ranch so that a jury warrant for the arrest of the parties was given to the Sheriff with instructions that it should be attended to at once. In this case, it will be remembered, the Cor oner's jury failed to hold any of the accused, but since then it is reported that a brother 'of the deceased has offered to accept $4,000 from the in dicted parties and dismiss the prosecution. Whether this fact came to the knowledge of the jury or not is not known, bnt it is believed that the indictment will be sustained before a Petit Jnry. The parties were arrested dp ring the day. After the consideration of these matters THE INVESTIGATION WORK was resumed, the time being divided between the conduct of the office of the County Treasurer, the management of the Jail, and the relations existing between the County Board and Bogan, Pcriolat, and others, as contractors, and the relations of both to' the paupers and insane of the county. In the jail matter, an ex-employo named Bonham and C. 6. Galvin were the prin cipal witnesses. The former testified to very little of importance, not being In shape totellwhst he knew voluntarily. Mr. Galvin testified to his knowledge of the favors shown Blennerhassett, the gambler, when a prisoner, and that he had met him on the street in company with the jailer, both of whom were in a questionable condition, all of which has been time and again detailed by the press of the city. IN THE COUNTY TREASURER MATTER, the object was to complete some inquiries made a few days ago as to whether that official had been deriving any gain from bis office over and above his salary, and especially whether any Treasurer had pocketed anything in the shape of percentages in the publication of the delinquent tax list. Tne ' inquiry extended as far back as the administration of Julian mlAmtn.jiliutMatu ttiaekc* THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUNDAY, MAY 14, 1870-SIXTEEN PAGES. H on #f the present Treasurer As previous v££s. very little of a definite character ed, but as to the conduct of the P J the managers of the Evening Journal tMtitled that they had never offered any inducement of any kind to secure the printing of the tax-list, and furtoer, that they had never employed any means to gain the favor of Sir. Hock. In the investigation of COUNTT APFAIBS the usual record has to be made, from the fact that the Grand Jury call witnesses too often without a knowledge of what they are called for, and without the slightest idea of the questions to be pro pounded. John Comiskev was recalled, however, and the jury, laboring under the delusive idea that the books and papers ho had charge of would re veal some glaring frauds, had him oring an armful along with him. The witness served to explain the papers, and to read such entries as could not be deciphered by the jury, and thns used up a great deal of his valuable time. The evidence of cor ruption or frand that was elicited from him, upon which an indictment could be based, if reduced to writing, could have been put n the.foremans car without his knowledge, for the reason only that his inquisitors were not posted in the ways of the County Board, and not prepared to ask tha proper questions or strike the proper leads. Just before the jury adjourned a Tribuk* re porter was called from his duties to testify, the object seeming to be to get from him an explana tion of how It was that he managed to get the gist of the jury proceedings every day. The reporter la understood to have given the jurors the greatest satisfaction, and to nave inspired confidence in one another by assuring them, collectively, that he was under no obligation to any of them for what be had been able to lay before the public. He departed from the jury after a warning from Mr. Bircii that if be dared to publish any jury proceedings here after, without regard to where he got his informa tion, he would be arraigned for contempt. The jury will take up the jail investigation to morrow as special work, and the prospects are that an adjournment will be had Tuesday. LANPHERE and eigdon. TILING THE IB AHBWEB3. After many delays and postponements, hud a protracted legal controversy over preliminaries, to gether with the Intervention of a.ten-days' com pulsory visit at tbe County Jail, Messrs. Lanphere and Higdon at last filed their answers to the suit of Leonard Grover against them. The hill was brought to restrain them from keeping Grover out of the management of tbe Adelphi Theatre, to which he claimed ho was entitled by virtue of an agreement made. Feb. 22,-between him and Higdon, the latter being at the time the agent of Lanphere. The defendants attempted to take the law into their own hands when the injunction was Issued against them, and in consequence were sentenced to jail, Lamphere for five days and Higdon for ten. Lanphere in bis answer admits the con tract between W. W. Cole and Grover, by which tbe former agreed to advance the money for famishing the theatre, and was to have a share in It, but he denies that Grover has any in terest in iLnow. He farther states that Cole put in about but has as yet only derived abont $17,000 from his investment. Though It seemed from this to be a losing business, Lanphere thought he could make money out-of It, and be began negotiations with Cole for the purchase of bis interest. He agreed to make Higdon treasurer, and after some conversations it was thought best to get Grover as manager. Successful overtures were made to him, and on the 22d of February last while negotiations were pending Grover brought Lanphere, as he claims, while he was at the theatre, a memorandum of an agreement which had been made between him (Grover) and Higdon that he represented was about right in case the pur chase should be made, and which he wished Lan pherc to sign as witness. He, however, admitted, as defendant claims, that the agreement would not be worth anything unless he ratified it. Lanphere then signed it as a witness, thinking it was some agreement between Grover and Colo alone. Three days afterwards the purchase was effected, the price being $15,000, and Lanphere, remember ing the agreement, went to get it. Grover at first denied that he had it, then said it was of no ac count, bat finally brought it out. Lanphere eaya be read it over, and then denied that be bad made such an agreement, or that ho was bound by tbe paper. He agreed that Grover should have his management of tbe theatre, but denied his righht control the finances, and ended by tearing his sig nature off the agreement. Lanphere now denies that he ever mode any agreement of partnership with Grover, or that Hig don was authorized to act as his agent, or that he signed the agreement above mentioned for any other purpose than os witness. On the contrary, ho alleges that Grover released all his right and inter est In the theatre on condition of being retained as manager at an increased salary. Finally, the de fendant denies that he over agreed that Grover should take tbe Humpty-p amply troupe oat on a trip, or that ho sent any agent or representative therewith, and asks to have the hill dismissed. Higdon in his answer simply denied that he had anything to do with the theatre whatever. ALLEGED blackmail. THE DOCTOR VINDICATED. A peculiar cose of apparent blackmail was nipped in the bud yesterday. Some time ago a widow named Sarah L. Hay, residing at the corner of Carpenter and Madison streets, was taken ill and was removed to 181 West Bandolph street, where she died on the 2dinst She left a son named Clayton Annitage, aged 16 years, who resides with a farmer named John Alderson, in the cen tral part of the State. A family,named A. C. Hudson, residing at 149 South Halsted, re ported that the woman died from the effects of an abortion, and so wrote to the deceased’s son. Upon this Information Alderson came here and took it npon himself to charge Dr. Andrew J. Baxter and Mr. A. W. Ncigleson, a wealthy contractor, before Justice Scully, with baring caused the death of Mrs. Ray by procuring an abortion. The woman Hudson, in writing to Annitage, stated that a valu able diamond brooch, belonging to his mother, was in the hands of the physician who attended her, leaving the inference that he had carried it away. The woman claimed that the jewel was worth $2,500, while it was not diamond at all, hut gloss, and toe actual value of it not over SL The doctor had taken it for safe keeping in order to hide it from the grasp of the woman Hudson. Detective Lansing and Flynn arrested toe gen tlemen, and they at once demanded an examina tion and investigation. Dr. Baxter is a reputable and well-known- physician, and he attended the woman for a syphilitic affection of the bead. He gave a certificate of death to that effect, and also that he thought a tumor bad formed on the brain from the same disease, which the woman had con tracted some fourteen years before. The physician did not know the woman, but she called at his office, and be attended her from that time on. COBONER DZZTZSCII yesterday had the body dislntcrcd atGraceland Cemetery; where it was buried, and Dr. F. Bcnrotin, County Physician Bolden, and Drs. Parks, Guenther, and Bradley made an autopsy—examination. The result of that in vestigation fully exonerated the gentlemen, and showed that tbe rigor mortis was well marked. The calvarium was removed. There was full and ex treme congestion of tbe meninges of the brain; tbe puncta vasculoea was prominent, with inflamma. tory softening of the right middle lobe of the brainn An abscess was' found in this lobe as large as a, English walnut, with thick, well-organized wallse containing greenish pus. Thare was no notlceabl - distension of tbe abdomen; no peritonitis; no el fusion; there was no evidence of any pregnancy, and the ovaries showed the presence of unrnptured graafian vesclcles. . . Tbe physicians-testified that the woman could not have been pregnant for months, and, also, that Dr. Baxter had given a correct and scientific diag nosis of tbe disease.' The jury deliberated about two minutes, and then rendered a verdict exoner ating Dr. Baxter and Mr. Kiegleson from any criminal connection with the case whatever, and declaring the cause of death to be the one testified toby tbe physicians. The ostensible purpose of tbe prosecution was to get. money from l)r. Baxter and Mr. Nlegleson, because tbe former had given the woman her services free, and Mr. Nieglcson had allowed her to occupy a room hi a house he owned while she was 111. LOCAIi LETTERS. A. C. HEStNG. To the Editor of The Tribune, * 4 At last fall's election be was a candidate against Hoeing for County* Treasurer. He was a strong opponent in the Convention held at McCormick Hall. Hcehig set np his claims for the office, for the reason that through it be could retrieve his fallen fortune. Von Hollen begged and pleaded for It on the same grounds. Els cash was short at that time'; be might be called upon at any time to show bis books. A compromise was arranged be tween Hefting and Von Hollen. If the former was elected ho would see that George's deficit was made good. A nice record that of the defunct People's party, of which Harvey D. Colvin is the last sur vivor.” The above, taken from yonr issue of this morn ing, is correct with three exceptions. First: Mr. Von Hollen was not a candidate atoll before the Convention last fall. Second: He did not seek the office, to retrieve his fallen fortune, because he never bad any to loee, and nobody supposed he was a defaulter; nobody knew his cash was short at that time. Third: A comprimise was never ar ranged between Hesingand Von Hollen; Heslng never agreed in case he was elected to make good George's defeat. 1 say, with the exception of these three points, which constitute the entire foregoing extract, the statement is true. When Hr. .Von Hollen was put upon the Fire- Proof ticket In 1873,1 was not m the United States, and in 18721 was opposed to his nomina tion, believing then, as I do now, that no man who has charge of public moneys ought to be his own successor. Count the money. ‘By publishing toe above you will set right and greatly oblige, yours, A. C. Hzbixo. T. B. BBTAK. To ike'Editor of The tribune. . Chicago, May 13.—1 n casting about for a suita ble man as candidate for Lieutenant-Governor, the name of Thomas B. Bryan occurs to me as being the man. Therefore I would suggest to the people of Chicago and Northern Illinois that they place him in nomination. Integrity. STATE SUNDAY-SCHOOL CONVENTION. To the Editor of The Tribune. Chicago, May 13.— The announcement that Messrs. Moody and Sankey will be at the State Sunday-School Convention to be held at Jackson ville May 23, 24, and 25, gives promise of a large therefofq £££69*9 that thoec who expect entertainment he from some Sondav-scUMI or fa tie State at* **'. Chairman Executive Committee., AT.T). HXLDBBTH. To (As Editor of The Tribune. ■ Chicago, May 13. —Why do not the Government officials hurry up the case of Aid. Hildreth and transfer him from the Council, where he makes so much unnecessary disturbance, to the quiet place where he properly belongs ? He to use or ornament to the city, and the eooner hto of ficlal head to taken off the better. M lf he on he can only go from bad to worse and bring aaoi tional disgrace upon the Council and the publto. THE IRISH SOCIETIES. To the Editor of The Tribune. - Chicago, May 13. Please state that all Irish civic and military organizations in Chicago are re spectfully requested to send a delegation of five officers or members from each organization to a meeting to be held at Haskell's Hall, Sunday, the 21st Inst, at2p. m., for the purpose of consider- Ing the propriety and manner of the Centennial anniversary of the independence of the United States. David Waub, President United Irish Societies. ANNOirNCEMEKTS/ Bishop McLaren will deliver what promises to he a very interesting and Instructive lecture on the subject of “Montanos, the Fanatic,*' at Farwell Hall Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock. Tickets, 50 cents. A meeting will be held Monday evening at 7:80 o'clock, in Room 3 Bore Block, northwest corner Madison and State streets, to organize a Cricket Club on the South Side. A special meeting of the managers of the Soldiers' Homo will be held at the residence of Dr. Hamill Monday at 2p. m. to arrange for the dedi cation of the soldiers' monument at Oukvrood May 30. Mrs. M. H. Kreamcr, of this city, will speak un der the auspices of the Woman’s Christian Temper ance Union, at the lecture-room of the First Meth odist Church, corner of Washington and Clark streets, this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Her theme will be “The Insanity of Drunkenness Illustrated by the Story of the Royal Palm." The public are invited. . The ladies of the Fourth Presbyterian and New England Churches have arranged for an art lecture Wednesday, at the parlors of the New England Church. The reputation of the lecturer. Miss Mary E. Brown, of Evanston, gives full as surances of the literary character of the enter tainment. The subject will he “Church Symbols,” an exposition of the history and significance of some of the more familiar symbols used In church decoration, and will be Illustrated by carefully prepared colored drawings. It is hoped the ladies of the North Side will cordially welcome this rare opportunity of becoming acquainted with a sah-. ject so little studied, and will show their apprecia tion by their attendance. t. ar. c. a. The leaders and topics for the noonday prayer meeting, held dally at No. 10 Arcade court, as fol lows for this week: Monday, Robert Wcidemsall, “Ezekielix, 1-7;’’Tuesday, A. L.Stimson, “The Gospel;" Wednesday, the Rev. Samuel Fallows, “Willing Workers Thursday, the Rev. D. B. Cheney, “Whom Having Not Seen, Ye Love;’* Friday, John C. Whiting, “What Think Ye of Christ;’’ Saturday, Sunday-school lesson, “ Chris tian Fellowship." The leaders for the daily after noon prayer-meeting held in Prof. Allen's Acad emy, No. 144 Twenty-second street, at 3 o’clock, are as follows: Monday, Robert Weidensall: Tues day, Oliver Ellison; Wednesday, JohuC. Whiting; Thursday, John Horison; Friday, W. Con verse; Saturday, Isaac C. Pallia. Free library and reading-rooms No. 10 Arcade court open daily from Ba.m.tolo p. m. Young men’s prayer-meeting Saturday evening at 7:30, conversational Bible class Sunday at 9 a. m., everybody’s Sunday-school at 3 p. m., adult Bible class at same hour. Yokefellows meet at 60. m., service of song in Farwell Hall at 7:30, fol lowed by an address. Stranger's meeting Monday evening. Bible History study Wednesday evening. Baudot Hope Thursday evening. Lyceum Friday evening. All the above meetings are free to the public, especially to young men, who will always be welcome. The Association will remove the rooms in a few days to No. 150, first floor, fronting on Madtoon-sfc. THE GITT-HAEXi. Inspector Bailey yesterday stopped work on the three-story frame furniture factory that was being built at 253 to 259 East Division street Chief of Detectives Dixon returned from Mil waukee, where he has been used in the trial of ex- Aid. Jonas. He speaks favorably of Jonas 1 chances for acquittal. John L. Hoerbcr, who for some time past bos been among the accommodating clerks under ex- City-Clerk Forrest, has boon ’ removed to make room for Walter Batz son of the "new City Clerk. The City Collector’s Department remains closed,. and the clerks have a temporary suspension from work by the Comptrollers order. Some of As sessor Gray’S'clerks are occupying the office for the present The License Department is open for business, but, owing to a general impression that it was also closed, a very small business was done yesterday. Among the Assistant-Assessors'is Joe Grnenhut, ex-Town-Clerk, of the Union. . The laborers employed by tho contracting firm of Earnsbaw Goble, for the masonry work on tho West Side - umping Works, made a strike for pay last Monday, .and have been on tbe strike ever since. Two of them returned to work, but the rest demanded their money, which they were informed they would receive when the city paid its debts. No violence or threats were used. The tower bos been built to the height of 8 feet, and there it stands, Tbe contractors will prob ably employ other bands, if they can he had. HYDE PARK. REDUCING EXPENSES. The measure recommended by the Board of Trus tees at their last meeting fixing the number of of fices, duties, salaries, etc., was one which made a vast reduction of expenses. The Special Commit tee had some difficulty at first in agreeing upon a report, but finally they preferred an ordinance which provided for the following named officials, at the salaries given: Village Collector, 31,500 per year; Village Treasurer, $1,500 peryear; Village Attorney, 5166.06 per month for the .period for which be may be employed; Village Accountant, $125 per month under same conditions; Sergeant of Police, $83.33 per month under same conditions; - fifteen patrolmen, $75 per month each under same conditions; Bridge tender for Ninety-sixth street bridge, SBO per month; same at Chittenden bridge, 360 per month; Ferryman on the Calumet River, S6O per month, all bridge-tenders and ferrymen to be employed only untu navigation closes, and to fur nish their own assistants without extra pay. The ordinance also provided fora person to do the work hitherto done by the Village Engineer, and anoth er to do that hitherto done by the Superintendent of Public Works, the salary of the former to be $l5O per month, and of the latter $125 per month, for such time as they might be employed. The Water-Works Department was not included in the report of the Committee, but the Water Commis sioner was requested to make a special report on that Department. The redactions on the above mentioned’ officers' salaries aggregate more than $14,000, and it is well understood that there will be equally radical reforms in the Water Deport ment. In short, there is no donbt that the total of salaries alone paid by the village for the ensuing year will show a saving of about $22,000. Of course this is a large sum, and it is cheering news to the tax-pavers to know that so large a leak has been stopped; but the unanimous vote by which the ordinance was passed is still more important, as showing the tendency of the Board toward econ omy in all its disbursements. It was not alone nor chiefly in the item of salaries that the extravagance of last year was most felt, although, of course, this item was enormously oisproportioued to the current rates paid for the same work; but the place where money was spent with perfectly reckless disregard of reason or right was in unnecessary ob jects and so-called Improvements for which exorbi tant rates were paid whenever practica ble. It is on such expenditures that a halt was called at the April election, and It is here that the new Board declare. they will proceed cautiously and economically in the future. The popularity of President Benslcy and Mr. Pow ell, as shown by their large votes for re-election, was undoubtedly due to the faith of the tax-payers that they would in the new Board, as in the old, oppose extravagance in every form, and it is en couraging to know that they will be resolutely aided by their colleagues daring the coming year. The greater number of salaries provided oy the ordinance are by the month, instead of year, as heretofore, the intention being that if, on ac count of a lack of work to keep them steadily em ployed, the services of any of the officials can be temporarily dispensed with, the village will be a gainer by the amount of the salaries of such offi cials daring the time they are so 4 * laid off. ” There has been considerable talk of the offices of Superintendent of Public Works and the Superin tendent of Water-Works, and the appointment to the consolidated office.of a man of acknowledged ability, experience, and position, who will remove the office from the field of politics by operating it for the interests of the village, and not as a means to control votes. The name .most prominently mentioned in this connection is that of Abram Mitchell, Esq., late General Superintendent of the Illinois Central Railroad. Mr. Mitchell Is a.prac tical engineer, having assisted in running and con structing the line of the Illinois Central Railroad. TUB SOCIAL EVENT of this week will be the calico party at Flood's Hall, Tuesday evening. There will undoubtedly be a large attendance, as it is now these many weeks since the youth, beauty, and fashion of Hyde Park have mingled in toe mazy measures of the magic waltz; moreover, the hot season ap proaches, when no man may dance without be coming a 4 4 demn’d moist, unpleasant body, ” with no strength in his legs, nor starch in his shirt-collar; hence every advantage will be taken of the cool weather. A typographical error, last Sunday, fixed v*— Ida Atkinson’s wedding for Hay 10 instead of May 17, as it should nave been. She will be miosed from the gajeUea of the Tillage THE MAYORALTY. Colvin Forced to Back Down from Hia Position. He Will Take the Defensive and Ask for a Quo Warranto. Proceedings of the Aldennanic Cau cus—Last Night’s Con ference. Aid. White’s Tenth Ward Repeaters Have a Love-Feast. They Denounce Aid. Smith for Sympathizing with and Sustaining Decency. SEEKHTG A COMPOBMISE. VBAR A CONCLUSION. There was no particular excitement around the City Hall yesterday, but- nevertheless a great deal of quiet work was accomplished, and Tbb Tribune representatives are. enabled to lay the result of it before its readers. Acom primisc, or agreement, has been made between the contending parties for the Mayoralty, and there is every probability that the matter will be settled definitely within the next ten days, and perhaps in half that time. Messrs. Hoyne and Gdlvln have, through the Joint efforts of their legal advisers, arranged that the case shall be submitted to the Circuit Court in Bench, in from five to ten days, Colvin to apply for a quo warranto, in order to, bring < the case up in the proper way, the decision of the Judges to be final, each party binding himself to abide by it. Colvin was early at his office yesterday morning, and James P. Hoot, ex-City Attorney Jamieson, and Comptroller Hayes were on hand to meet him. A whispered consultation ensued, and It was evident to the reportorlal head that something was up, and the sequel proved it. ALDEBMANIC CAUCUS. Then Mayor Hoyne came down to his office, and skipped away to .a caucus of the Aldermen at the Grand Pacific Hotel. Doors were closed, curtains were drawn down closely, and every thing made lovely for an uninterrupted and extra-close conclave. But some one bad punched a hole In one of the curtains, and the fastening was rather defective on one of .the windows. Notwithstanding this, the usual materialization ensued, and the news-gathcrer’s spirit hovered over the body. It was discovered that Aid. Wheeler had occupied a seat lu the caucus with his colleague from the Thirteenth Ward, thus showing his good sense, in acting in accordance with the wishes of -his con stituents. Besides the twenty-seven Aldermen and Mayor Hoyne, there were present the City Attorney, Tuthill, 0. IL Horton, audM.F.Tdley. Aid. McAuley presided. ' Scrgeant-at-Arms James was the bearer of dis patches between the contending forces. . Colvin’s force occupied Mr. Hayes’, office aa headquarters. The caucus bad A PROPOSITION before it, supposed to be from W. C. Goufiy, and it was substantially to the effect that Mr. Colvin should petition fora quo warranto, and-the mat ter would come before the Circuit Court Bench for a finni hearing, inside of ten days. James P. Boot conducted the negotiations In behalf of his client, Colvin, and Mr. Hoyne acted for himself, in conjunction with the caucus. Some discussion ensued, but no particu lar opposition was manifested by the members of the caucus. It was considered as an important concession by Colvin. He was to petition for the document which would bring Mayor Hoyne before the Circuit Court, and as that gentleman is an adept in law matters, It was natural enough for him to announce he would submit gracefully to any summons the Judges might see proper to scud him. He felt that he had not given an inch of around in the battle, and he so expressed himself to the stanch men who sustained him. Therefore, all that the caucus bad to do was to arrange the pre liminaries, and that they did by appointing a com mittee to attend to the case in their behalf. Aid. Aldrich being first on the list, and therefore Chair man. Aid. Aldrich was also selected to preside at the meeting of the Council to-morrow evening, and a committee was named to prepare a list of standing committees for the Council for the ensuing year. This over, a communication was brought In from James F. Root and handed to Mayor Hoyne, who read it, and sent word to City Clerk Bute to attend A committee was also appointed to investigate an accident which happened to the big engine at the Watßr-Works Friday afternoon. Some discussion was indulged in on the propriety of abolishing the Board of Public Works. It was admitted that the necessity for the continuance of the Board no longer existed, aa the amount of pub lic improvements to be made during the present year would be comparatively small. After some general conversation on the subject of main importance, the Mayoralty, the Caucus ad journed to 4 o’clock to-morrow afternoon. At the conclusion of the meeting Mayor Hoyne and Aids. Aldrich, Ballard, and McCrca, of the committee on the proposed legal proceedings re mained in the room and had a conference, the de tails of which they declined to give to the public. COLVIN WAS MUCH WOBBIBD over the tars affairs had assumed, and he looked care-worn aod anxious. He had bat little to say to his most intimate associates, and kept himself closely closeted daring the day, with Mr. Hares. About 4 o'clock all the parties broke camp and hied themselves to their domicils to await the coming of Monday and later days. It was evident from the manner and speech of the Colvinltes that they felt that they had lost g/oand. and that the obstinate gentleman most succumb to the popular will. Hark Sheridan was around, and winked his fox like left eye as if to indicate that he had been an assistant at a great faneral. Mayor Hoyne was in bis office bat a few minutes, and left early for his home. He was in his usual good humor. ' ’ It Is thought that it will require five days at least in which to prepare the papers and arguments in the proposed quo warranto proceedings, and in the meantime the contestants will maintain their pres ent positions. THE HEADS 07 THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS held a conference about 3layor Hoync’s letter yes terday afternoon In the main room of the Board of Public Works.- There were present the Board and City-Engineer Chesbrougb, Inspector Bailey, Marshal Goodell, and some lesser lights.. Fire-Marshal Benner and Chief Hickey were not present. Hickey Is sick abed and Benner was off on business. The questions, 4 4 What shall we do?” and • 4 4 Who is Mayor?” were lengthily discussed. The Board said that since Mr. wahl was absent they did not know what be desired to do or say. Marshal Goodell said that since be and Hickey had both received notifications from Mayor Hoyne he thought it best that each should know what the other would reply; so. os it would be unseemly that they should differ, he wanted to know the Chiefs mind, and Hickey had .tele graphed him that he wonld like a voice in the matter. He regarded a little delay in the answer by no means hurtful, and. thought it might well be had. The others agreed, - and after a good deal of palaver and beating around the bush it was decided to make an answer on Monday. Another conference will be held on that day, to all appearances, and a full attendance’and free expression of opinion will probably occur. They are all very guarded in what is said about the matter, and try to state as little on the subject as possible. Any attempt to get an expression indicative of the gist of the coming answer are met very cautiously, and the conversation is immediately turned into some other channel. Outside parties confidently affirm that Mayor -Hoyne wiu be recognized, as they can see no other course. : It might be here stated that no letter was sent by Mayor aoyne to Comptroller’Hayes asking his opinion, as it was decided best to talk with him personally; consequently he was not in the confer ence, and busied himself thinking about the city credit. Among the anxious inquirers and eondolers who assembled around the Colvin den during the dav, were Joe Forrest, Tom Stout, Aid. Sweeney, Frank Warren, and others not so well known. A solitary and sad policeman kept guard on the door to keep out the * 4 common herd,” but Mayor Hoyne seemed to require none at his office. There was one strange fact noted. It was the re freshing absence of Aid. Hildreth, who was proba bly requested to remain. away by Colvin, for fear some of his red-hot arguments would prejudice the master’s chances. THE CONFERENCE. By agreement the counsel of the contending par* ties met last evening in Parlor No. 1, Pacific Hotel, for the purpose of arranging the fornr in which the quo warranto shall be applied for, the scope of the pleadings and briefs, and other routine topics con nected with the matter, which are of interest to lawyers exclusively. There were present Messrs. Horton, Talcy,...and Thompson on behalf of Mayor Boyne, and Messrs. Jamieson, Gondv, and Boot for Mr. Colvin. The conference lasted until 11:30 p, m.,. when it adjourned to meet Monday morning. The members of'the “High Joint 1 ’ were severally interviewed by a Tribune reporter, and each one stated' that they had not come to any agreement on the technical points which they had under discussion. The best of feeling prevailed throughout the deliberations, for when they got tired of discussing a legal point, someone would tell a story so as to refresh the minds of all, and enable them to attack the next proposition without feeling at all wearied. It would be a difficult matter to pick out six members of the Chicago Bar who possess the peculiar char acteristic of an oyster in a more marked degree than the gentlemen selected as standard-bearers for the “Two Kings of Brentford.” Quite a number of prominent dty, county, and State politicians lonnged around the lobby in title hotel 4 * waiting for the verdict.” The plain* tiff in the case came in about 10 o’clock, and joined a group composed o£ Mamhal 6000014 Judge Dicker, Abner Tfcylot; sad others. He waited until the adjournment of the conference, and, af ter a brief Interview with Mr. Jamieson, do parted for his home. THE TWO PRINCIPALS of the seemingly Interminable straggle get along very well together. Each one has his office and aids, and each one performs such functions of the office of Mayor as he may see fit. They were some what at a standstill yesterday as business was dnll and most of the time was given .to talk. Colvin aits in the place he was once entitled to, surrounded by his friends, Corcoran, O’Brien, and others of like stamp, and whiles away his time In earnest conversation. O’Brien hangs around with his senseless growling, and Corcoran, Frank W ar ren, and other defunct individuals range themselves along the walls. Occasionally some skirmishers for the different sides meet and exchange shots. It Is highly interesting to mark the joyous Sheridan give utterance to some catting quotation that falls short of the mark because of the lack of comprehen sion on the part of him at whom the shot was directed. . WHITE’S BUMMERS. they uebt to denounce nia colleague* Another outburst of, the recently latent bum mer element of the city occurred In the Tenth Ward last evening, and to the credit of the de cent people of the ward it .Is to he recorded that very few of them were present, that its location ’ was in the Third Precinct, and that Aid. George E. White was at the head of It. The meeting was called an “Independent” gathering, and its purpose had been announced In advance to condemn Aid. Smith, White’s rival in the Connell, and to Indorse usurper Colvin.. The attendance was larger than it would have been if White, In ids Jealousy, had not so completely covered the fences of the ward with printed matter, and the gathering would haveljeen far more respectable If It baa not been gotten together In White's interest. The meeting was called to order hy somebody, who called Mr. Fcldkamp to the Chair. Somebody else demanded that Mr. Jennings should act as Secretary, an office which he accepted with great reluctance.. , , ’ James Harris was the first speaker. He lauded Colvin, and In a senseless harangue denounced everybody that differed from him. Cries of ‘•sit dow” and “dry up” brought his eloquence to a close. 1 A HIRELING TALKS. • James H. Burke, one of Colvin’s Sidewalk In spectors, followed. He loved Colvin as he did his salary, and looked forward to his holding oyer with the same solicitude that he did to the day when he would be paid all arrearages.. He said Aid. Smith had pledged himself to support Colvin, but had gone back on his pledges. Mr. Jennings threw a firebrand into the crowd by eavinc that Mr. Smith had never made any pledges to this Club, that the Club did not nominate hfin, and it was the height of ridicule to censure him. Several other speeches were made of the same character, when the Chairman proposed if there was any business for the meeting that it be pre sented. . WHITE’S HABAKGtnS. In answer to this, cries were raised from White’s allies for a speech, and the gentleman arose with his usual dignity, head uppermost. In looking through the crowd, he said ne discovered the pres ence of one of Joe Mcdlll’s emissaries, who had persistently traduced him, and who, at the last election, wrote up the election in the Third Precinct of the ward as characterized by fraud, and as having been carried by his money in buying the inmates of the Bethel Home to repeat, etc. He denounced the reporter and everything that he had ever written, and dosed by saying that he positively would pot take farther part in the proceedings until the offen sive individual bad been removed from the room. This little piece of eloquence was received with a tremendous yell from White’s hirelings, of “Put him out,” “Throw him In the street,” etc., and exclamations came with snch precision that a look er-ou would naturally have supposed that the crowd working for a consideration, or at least L better fill an obligation entered into with White at the late election, which could not then be completed on account of the vigilance of the ballot-box guards. , . Colvin’s man Burke took advantage of the tu mult and made a motion that the reporter be ex cluded, which served to stir up the better clement of the meeting, whose indignation was expressed In deafening cries of “No!” “No!” A DISOBDEHLT MOB. The Chairman attempted to preserve order, but to no avail. His calls of “Order” were drowned by the cries of “Put the question, ” and the more audible exclamations of disgust at any such high handed outrage, the purpose of which was known to be to gratify a petty malice toward Tan This xnns on the part of white. In the midst of the excitement the Chairman and Secretary arose in their seats and said that they -would not be identified with such a mob, and re signed their positions, bat not before the Chair had refnsed to pat Burke’s motion. Colvin’s sidewalk-inspector took the chair and announced that be would pat any motion that might be made. This was followed by the greatest confusion, the audience rushing toward the chair, and a goodly number of them coming to the re porter in question, and assuring him protection from White’s mob. When order bad been restored, the sidewalk man put the motion. The yeas were few but loud, and tne nays proved so expressive, and such a hearty rebuke to White and his bummers, that be slunk back in a corner amid cries of 44 Let the re porter take the chair!” WHITB CRINGES. In a few moments White emerged from his re treat os a 44 suck-egg deg” from the hen-house, and apologized for having made a fool of himself, hy saying that his purpose was to show Medill that he had a few friends left in the Tenth Ward. He even went farther In his apology, and so far as to ask the reconsideration of a motion which hod never been adopted, and the best evidence that it was not adopted was found in the fact that none of his ruffians dared attempt to execute it WHITE HOWLS AGAIN. The meeting then proceeded comparatively ?met; and White got off one of his usual speeches, n support of Colvin he read a letter writ ten by Judge Dickey in 1874, and called it a decision of the Su- Sreme Court, and in abuse of Aid. Smith he said tat Smith had made pledges to him that he would support Colvin before election. He assailed Aid. Callertonin about the same style, adding, how ever, that Colvin had advanced him SSO, Yon Hol len $25, and other city officials enough more to make S4OO when he was in his whisky troubles. Speaking of Hoyne he' ' said he had been nominated by a South Side mob, and was being sustained by the tax-fighters. He had • been disloyal to the nation in war times, and was disloyal to the inter ests of the city now, and backed by revolutionists and usurpers in the Common Council. After* white bad finished his harangue, he called for the appointment of a Commit tee on Resolutions, which was appointed, John Garrick, of Von Hollen’s office, being Chair man. White, it la said, had prepared the resolu tions in advance, which is quite plausible from the fact that the paper upon which they were written had evidently been carried in Garrick’s pocket for several days, and, besides, the Committee could not possiblyhave written them up la the time they were absent from the room. During the absence of the resolution committee Hr. Woodman was called for a speech, but as soon as he was understood to be antagonistic to White and his bummers, he was booted down, his points being unanswerable and bis logic upsetting the along of the Colvinites. THE RESOLUTIONS as introduced indorsed Colvin; denounced Aid. Smith for giving the Colvinites the cold shoulder, and demanded of him to either support Colvin or resign at once. They closed hy denouncing the 4 4 mob spirit” of the Common Council, and giv ing the great usurper the assurance that the same repeaters and loafers to whom White owed his election would stand by him as long os be would stand by them and foster their tax-eating pro pensities. Some one moved that the resolutions be tabled, but the Choir preferred to hear a motion to adopt, and imagining that he did, put the motion, and added to the outrageous proceedings of the even ing, and to the disgrace of the ward, by announc ing them adopted. immediately upon announcing the result the Chair was greeted with cries of. 44 Yon can’t hear but one side,” to which he graciously replied, 44 1 don’t want to!” which was a confession of the farcical character and xnobhlsh of the father of the meeting—George E. Several speeches followed, which served to empty the hall, and to draw a veil over one of the most disgraceful, boisterous, and unrepresentative gatherings which ever assembled in the city. MISCELLANEOUS. ALD. IBANK LAWLBE, of the Eight Ward, was waited upon hy a sznall elzed deputation of busy-bodies Friday night about 10:30 o’clock. They emulated the three tailor* of Tooley street, and Intended to pro test against the course of the Alderman In con rcctlon with the fight of the people against usurpation. Mr. Lawler smoked their little game before the self-elected spokesman had time to compose himself for an oratorical flight, and told them that he was elected by some S7OO votes to pursue a certain public policy, and he S reposed to follow It out until requested bv Is 2,700 constituents to reverse his action. The Committee departed satisfied that they had barked np the wrong tree... • , " w “l»Mnded to have held Colvin meetings last night at Burlington Hall, West Side Turner Hall, and Aurora Tamer Halt, hut when Colvin was forced to hack down the meeting had to be COLVIN CANNOT BB TRUSTED. To the Editor of The Tribune. Chicago, May 13. —Hence there la no nae In par leying or listening to any sort of compromise with him. It Is a political trick akin to that of the Gam blers ballot-box stalling game. The gamblers and blacklegs of the city are back of Colrln, nowjspnr ring him np and feeing, directly or indirectly, the lawyers who are so zealons top rotect the usurper's rights, ” and got the party in power (the people) to consent to an agreed (or greedy) case. Colrln is naturally too stubborn and selftet to listen to much less propose aompromise if he did not feel the quicksand oojdngant from beneath his unsteady ;' e A .Hfa hackbop* «• broken, and only one mqre twist at the Aldariaaas asank will fetch him flat °° his back spo wld be no heaita u<a vhamaTS vrrti ttrt anmk tiaflnai tarn. TieMkMT Iwti fai every movement Colvin makes. Even Ms own sniroorters trust him out of their sight. He has tißwf2l? again betrayed them an, and would betray aS! again If he had the chance and power. Th*v!s Council had to watch him, and put their footer on him, before they learned how to hold him to m promises, which, for a long time, be habitn.n! broke. The gamblers, however, got a «yviTSi upon him, and that hold they retain to tMriw And if the people can trust gamblers and hLu+ legs, they can Implicitly trust their political w* ere * . b. S:* HOLD THE POST. To the Editor of The Tribune. Chicago. May 13,— Say to your thousands oh readers that the noble Mayor Hoyne, with hfe faithful band of twenty-six, are holding the fort True as stecL No wavering, no compromise* with traitors. Light from the Eternal Hind if dawning upon the darkness, an outragedTovep taxed and down-trodden people are waking no*£ their true condition. The Colvin nUe/wlthWi bummer gang of gamblers and thieves, U drawln* to a close. Toe good and true of all classes demSl that'Bold-On and his crew step down and oat" Thousands upon thousands aro watching the coL teat between right and wrong. The people’s is, Hold the Fortl * T. Prices in England. Sea York Times. In the two years between April, UftL April, 1876, the wholesale prices of the principal commodities have fallen about as much In Eg. gland as they have In this country. Scotch pig, on has dropped in this interval from 71 ihg, lings a ton to 58 shillings; coal (for household use in London) from 25 shillings to 21 shillings tin from 93 pounds to 71 pounds 10 shillings! wheat from 60 shillings the quarter, to 451hq1 lings; cotton from 8 pence for middling nplMyfr to pence, and raw sugar from if stalling! per hundred weight to 14 shillings. Thepifr cipal articles which have maintained their pricer are beef, as also In New York, copper, wool, and coffee. Upon this exhibit the Economist its usual comment: “As wheat has not rises in price, notwithstanding last year’s bad hu> vest, and everything has long favored the con. sumcr, we should nave expected before this i return to animation, which will, no doubt, coni in due course.” The Economist does not ran on the Ministry for a “ measure of relief,” nordoei any Englishman, so far as our knowledge es> tends, demand an expansion of the currency. BIRTHS. TOUHY—Wife of Mr. P. L. Touhy, of ‘Eoger’i Park, of a son, on Satnrday, May 13. marriages. SMITH—SEAVEY—In this city. May 11, by the Rev. H. B. Dean, Mr. Henry K. Smith and Hiu Helen M. Seavey, both of Chicago. FREDRICKSON—STOCKER— By the Rev. t A. Heiberg, at No. 585 Vest Superior-st., M»y 4, 1876, Mr. Harold A. H. Fredrickson and Mlm H. Bxnlfie Stocker, both of Chicago. No cards. INDERRIEDEN—HARIG— Wednesday, May 10, by the Rev. Father Chappclle. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Baltimore, Hd., August Inder rieden, of Chicago, and Miss Maggie a Harig; of Baltimore. . SMITH—MUNSLLL—IThursday 1 Thursday evening. IfcyH, at the residence of the Rev. S. IL Adams, Mr, Charles T. Smith, of Cincinnati, and Miss Marioi F. Mnnsill, of Madison. Wls. No cards. BUCHANAN—EYSTER— May 18, 1878, by thi Rev. Edmund Belfonr, James Buchanan and Miss CoraEyster. DEATHS. SCHMIDT—May 13. at Oak Park, HL, of con sumption; William H., aged 21 years and 3 months, second son of John Schmidt, of the flna of Gerts, Lombard & Co. Funeral on Monday, Hay 15, at 0 a. m., from parents’ residence. Oak Park, by cars to Vella* st. depot and carriages to Graceland. SPILIiARD—May 13, Mrs. Susan SpUlard, aged 58 years, of liver complaint. Funeral will be held from the residence of be? sister, Mrs. W. Henshaw, 279 Sedgwick-st, Mon day, May 15, by carriages to the Chicago 4 Pacific B. R. to Elgin, where the remains will be carried for interment. J3T Rochester, N. Y., papers please copy. MELVIN—AseI Melvin, May 12, of pnenmonie, at 901 Cottage Grove-av., Chicago. Services at house, 2 p.m., Sunday, May 14. THEISK—May 13, Frank T., son of Thomae T. and Alice Thelsk, of diphtheria, aged 4 yean. O’CALLAGHAN—Saturday, May 13, at 5 a. m., Ellen, beloved wife of Patrick O'Callagfaan. Funeral from residence, 0 Clark-st, at 19 o’clock, Monday, May 15, to St. Mary’s Church, and thenoe by carriages to Calvary. REDMOND—In Brooklyn, May 6. Willie 8., youngest child of James B. and Mary A. Bed mono, aged 2 years and 2 months, formerly ol Chicago. FISHER—Mrs. Minnie A. Fisher, the beloved wife of August Fisher. Funeral from residence, 28 South Desplaraes* st., Monday, 13th inst., at 10 a. m. .Friend* of the family respectfully invited. > : REICHELT—At his home, near Fort Madhoo, la., May 10, John A. Reichelt, aged 55 ytin, father of John A. Reichelt, of this city. POSTHATJER—May 13, at his residence,-21 North Qreen-sL, M. F. Posthauer, aged 55 reus. Requiem mass at St- Boniface Church, Hondcf morning at 9 o'clock; thence hy cars to St. Bom* face Cemetery. Friends of the family are re apectfolly invited to attend. REYNOLDS—May 12, R. Annie Reynolds, of typhoid septicsmio, aged 17 years o months, youngest daughter of william H. and Hannah a. Reynolds, sister of Mrs. Dr. T. D. Williams. Funeral at late residence, No. 253 Hermitsgt avence, Sunday, Hay 14, at 1:30 o’clock p. at tST’Rntland (Vt.) papers please copy. POLITICAL AJVXOOCLHESTB. FSEHCH REPUBLICANS. There will be a meeting of the Frcnch-spesk ing Republicans at 3 o’clock this afternoon, at 183 Clark street. Room 18. There will be sa election of officers of the French Republican Cen tral Club, committees organized, and other ques tions will be discussed. All speaking French an invited. . INDEPENDENTS. The Independent Greenback party will hold • ratification meeting at Farwell Hall immediately' after the announcement of the result of the pro ceedings of the Indianapolis Convention to be held Wednesday. This meeting will take the place of that announced for Monday evening. : FOURTH WARD. A meeting of the Fonrth Ward Republican Club Is called for the evening of Tuesday, for selection of a delegate ticket, to the County Convention, to be submitted to the voters at the primaries on the 20th inat. As this Is business of Importance there should be a full attendance. J. I*. Hiss, President EIGHTH WARD. The Republican Club of the Eighth Ward holdi meeting Wednesday evening for the purpose or se lecting delegates to the County Convention. AH the Republicans of the warfare expected to attend. ELEVENTH WARD. . w . There will be a meeting of the Eleventh Warn Republican Club at Martine’a Hall, Monday, at i o’clock. Selecting delegates to the County Conten tion and other business will be discussed. Jonx H. Ha*xokp, President. FIFTEENTH WARD. Republican meeting this Monday evening o’clock at the corner of Sophia andMohawkstxww to perfect the reorganization of the Jtepnhucaa Clud, to adopt a constitution and elect ofllcera. All Republicans are invited to be presenL_^^ M GROCERIES. The Cheapest HUB Cat Loaf Sugar, lb £ ? rPowdered Sugar, $ ii/I Granulated Sugar, $ lb • ix 5 *, A Standard Sugar, *8 lb . on- A Sugar, » lb ' f*e B Sugar, slb 2- New Orleans Sugar, « lb ,5 5-gallon kegs S*22 German Mottled Soap, 60 bare, per Kirk's Plain Ge~ -n So- 60 bare, " box|3.sp merman Soap, v- .. ' Si a Klngsford’a Starch, 6-ponnd box , Sj J- KlngHford's Oswego Com Starch, $ lb *%ri\ 15 pounds best Carolina Bice New York Cheese, 8 lb Wo* Mackerel, 15-ponndkits JJI/wi Whltefish, 15-pound kits a Soda Crackers, best, 3 pounds for ■ m # Pitted Cherries, # 1b '2 - Fared Peaches, 8 lb ZX- n Chow-Chow, Crosse & Blackwell’s, Qt>—’ % • Com, 2-Ib cans, per dozen 'xr . Tomatoes, best,3-1b cans, per dozen. J-s ' Pie Peaches,3-lb cans, per dozen <js Baspbenies, per dozen cans PLOTJB: Minnesota Spring Wheat, best, perbrl....sjbjj! White Winter Wheat, best, per brl-..- Minnesota Patent, per brl $7.70a0.o u TEAS: Japan, V B, 25c, 50c, 60c, TOO. Gunpowder, $ K>, 35c, 50c, 60c,.... Young Hyson, S®>. 50c, 60c, 75c,.. stsudaru. Oolong, S IS, 35C, 50c, 60c, Engllffißreakfast,Sib, 50c,60, 75...5tandard, too. Full weight. Standard Quality. Satlsfi™? Guaranteed. Delivered free in all parts of the cu^ J. HICKSON, . tu Wat JbdMea-ctsJaat east at Cl»** i, per

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