Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 18, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 18, 1876 Page 2
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2 H. A. Thompson, of' Ohio, President, and T. P- Russell, Secretary. The Committee on Credentials reported ISO delegates present, and twelve States repre sented. The Committee on Resolutions not being being ready to report. Hie Secretary rend a num ber of letters from prominent Prohibitionists throughout the country. The letters were ordered printed in the proceedings of the Convention. Tbt Committee on Platform not being ready to report, the Convention adjourned till evening. tub platform. At the evening session tbe Committee on Plat form presented resolutions. The report reaffirms tbe prohibition plank of the platform of 1872, and the following additional s . . • The Prohibition Reform party of tha United States, organized In the name of the people to revive, enforce, andperoetuate In the Government tha doctrines or the Declaration of Indencnce, sub mit In the Centennial year of the Ucimmlc, for the suffrages of all good citizens, tbe following plat - form of National reforms and measures t I. Tho legal prohibition In the District of Colombia, tbe Territories, and every other place ■abject to tho laws of Congress, of the Import*. Hon,'exportation, manufacture, and traffic of all alcoholic beverages as high crimes against society; a*j amendment of the National Constitution lb ren der these prohibitory measures universal and nor > msnent, and the adoption of treaty stipulations 1 with foreign powers to prevent tho Importation and exportation of ail alcoholic beverages. - S. Tho abolition of class legislation and of ■pedal privileges In the Government, and the adop tion of equal suffrage and eligibility to office with out distinction of race, religious creed, property, ° r ff! eX The appropriation of the public lends In limited quantities to actual settlers only: the reduction of tho rales of Inland and ocean postage, of telegraphic communica tion, of railroad and water transportation and travel to the lowest practical point by force of laws wisely and Justly framed, with reference not only to tho Interests of tho capital employed, but to the higher claims of tho general good. 4. The suppreasion by law of lotteries and gam bling In gold, stocks, produce, and every form of money and property, and the penal Inhibition of tho usa of the public malls for advertising schemes of gambling and lotteries. 5. Tbe abolition of those foul enormities, polyg amy add' the aoclol evil, and tho protection of tho purity, peace, and happiness of homes by ample and efficient legislation. 0. The national observance of tho Christian Sab bath by laws prohibiting ordinary labor and .busi ness In all departments of the public service and private employment, works of necessity, charity, and religion excoptcn on tb&t day. 7. The establishment by mandatoryprovlslona In the National and State Constitutions, and by all neccssanr legislation, of a system of free public schools for tbe universal and enforced education of all the yonth of the land. 8. The free use of the Bible, not as a ground of religious creeds, but nn a text-book of the purest morality, the beat liberty, and the noblest literary work. In our public schools, that our cnfldrcn may grow up In Its light, and that Its spirit and princi ples may pervade our nation. 0. Tho separation of the Uovernment, in all Us departments and institutions, Including the public schools and all funds for their maintenance, from tbe control of every religious sect or other associa tion, and the protection alike of ail sects by equal laws, with entire freedom of religious faith and . worship. 10. The introduction Into all treaties hereafter negotiated with foreign Governments of a provision far tbe amicable settlement of international difficul ties by arbitration. 11. Tho abolition of all barbarous modes and in struments of punishment, the recognition of tho laws of God and claims of humanity in tho discip lines of Jails and prisons, and of that higher and wiser civilization worthy of our ago and nation which regards tho reform of criminals as a moans for tho prevention of crime. 12. Tho abolition of oxccativo and legislative patronage, and the election of President, Vice- President, United States Senators, and of all civil officers so far as practicable, by a direct vote of tho people. lb. The practice of a friendly and liberal policy to immigrants from all nations. The guarantee to them of ample protection, and of equal rights and privileges. 11, Tho separation of the money of the Govern ment from all banking Institutions. Tho National Government only should cxcrcleb tho high prerog ative of leaning paper money, and that should bo subject to prompt redemption on demand, In gold and silver, the only equal standards of value recog nized by the civilized world. 15. The reduction of tho salaries of pub lic officers In a Just ratio with tho decline of wagea and market prices; tho ab olition of sinecures, unnecessary offices, and official foe, and perquisites; tho practice of strict economy in tho Government expenses, and a free and thorough Investigation into oil alleged abases of public trusts. Tho platform was adopted, and (ho Convention proceeded to ballot for a candidate for President. Gen. Green Clay Smith, of Kentucky, received tho nomination on tbe second ballot, and accepted in a short speech. O. T. Stewart, of Ohio, was nominated for Vice- President, and tho Convention adjourned sine dlu. THE LIBERALS. PRESIDENTIAL P REVERENCES, Special Dispatch la 77* Trikune. Washington, D. C., May 17.— Prof. Scclyo says that In tho Liberal Couveutlon at New York, lu private conversation, there was no op position manifested to either Blaine or Bristow, while there was & decided objection raised to other Republican candidates. Tho tendency of many of tho Impracticable*, ho seemed to think, nos for Adams. NATIONAL POLITICS. THE PRESIDENCY. CIPHEBINa IT OUT—BRISTOW AND RLAINB ABOUT HVHN. Special Correspondence of The Tribune. Washington, D. C., May 18.— One week ago your Now York namesake published a loug article on the Presidency, with particulars as to the instructed and supposed strength of tho different candidates iu States and Territories where Conventions had been held, which has been largely republished, wholly or In substance, throughout the country. While a\l Intelligence of this kind must needs bo taken with grains of allowance, tho article iu question was so wide of tho mark in several Instances as to bo wholly misleading and marvelously deceptive all around. • Tho means of information upon a matter of this kind ore more ample here than anyw'heru else in tho country, If one will take tho trouble to go to tho right places for that Information, und tho pains to eliminate mere guesswork and partiality from actual facts discovered. Tills I have done with much care and circumspection, and bavo reached results which 1 will presently let forth In detail. BRISTOW AND RLAINB IN NEW ENGLAND. fho most uotoblo fact connected with tho progress of tho nomluutlng campaign thus fur is the' great strength of Mr. Bristow lu New England. Six mouths ago it was taken for granted by almost every ono that Mr. Blalno would havo tho magnificent send-off of a solid New England. All those 80 votes were given to him by common consent. Yet it Is as ccrtalu now as any future event can be that Mr. Bristow will have a largo majority of tho votes of New England. Not ouly this, but tho most emi nent men of that section, men eminent In law, In literature, and in political and social reform, have taken decided stand far thonomiua* tlon of the fearless and sturdy Kentuckian. Even if a number of the men to whom I hero refer were iu tho minority among the Now England delegates their standing in tho nation and before the world would entitle their preferences to weighty consid eration by the nominating Couveutlon. lint being heartily sustained by a majority of the New England delegates and backed, witnout question, by a heavily preponderating popular approval, It mnit be admitted by the candid that tho send-off this will give to Mr. Bristow will be even more mognlfl. cent for him from tho Interior than would bavo been a solid delegation for the distinguished ox- Bpcakcr from Maine. TUB SOUTH AND UR. MORTON. Next In interest among the facts already evolved In tho preliminary campaign is the unexpected division of the South on the different prominent candidates. Kvery one will recollect that a few months ago It was quite generally conceded that tbe Bonin, except Kentucky, would bo nearly unanimous tn the Convention for Mr. Morton. Pur Sears be had waved the orUlammo ydeped is bloody shirt higher, more energetic ally, end more persistently than any other man. Thoagh representing a State where preju dice ogslnst the negro Is even uncommonly barbar ous, cruel, and atrocious, Lu held up Pinchbeck before the country till tho country sickened ut the SMictACle. He of all men represented tho doctrine iat any means were Justifiable to retain Ids ixirty In power in a Southern Btete. It was evidently his policy as a Presidential candidate to have an united South In Ida behalf. U has turned out a great fail ure. Virginia has expressly declared for Mr. Dlalno. North Caroline is substantially unani mous for Mr, Coukllug. South Carolina will give Mr. lirlstow a majority of her votes, lu the two greet States of Kentucky and Tennessee, Mr. Mortem will hard- Where enough men to say “God bless him." liven Georgia sends more votes to Cincinnati fur Conklins than for Morton. It U already past pray ing for that ths ludltniun will not have a majority of the South. The bottom has fallen out of the aolid Soothers delegation business. mu STUBMOTU OF MU. CONKLIMQ. Another fact which 1 regard as of special Inter nal, worthy of particular study tn the West, is tho seaside ruble strength of Mr. Conkllog. So faros Is known, or Judged by the most knowing ones, be leads Mr. Morton lu delegate strength. If tbe henchmen extraordinary sod manipulators plenipotentiary of Mr. Cameron At Cincinnati should Urrow the vote of Pennsyl vania to Cuukling, he would at once lake tbe third. If not the second, place la the race. Western politicians and Journals are apt to speak of Mr. Doubling os an Impossible candidate} and 1 deem It certain that he would be the weakest or all can didates In that section. 'Dot It must be Confessed Ho has the earnest support of many Senators, Ind the quiet sympathies of the President Unless you take my word for It now, yon will be surprised at his strength in the Convention. TUB STHBIfOTn OP TUB VARIOUS CANDIDATES. Dy means of conversations with gentlemen from a number of States where delegates have al ready been chosen, Including In the number several delegates themselves, through letters from several of these States, in some Instances those also being from delegates, and by the use of other channels of Information, I have ciphered out the strength of tho prominent Republican candidates ns set forth in the following table. Tho votes as here aetdown indicate the real preferences of tho delegates, after tho “ favorite sun*’ business has been dropped, except In the case of Uartranft, of Pennsylvania. No human being can 101 l now Pennsylvania will so till—it goes. It wan made to huckster with and (twill carryout the design of the artist. With this explanation and the further statement that the figures go behind expressions of * * Instruction "or “ preference ” by State Conven tions to the pcrsonol choice of tho delegates when they get down to bard work, 1 append tho table: .BrU- Conk- Mor • Hart- Stain, Blaine, tow, ling. ton. ran/l, Arkansas .. Vi California 8 4 .... Connecticut 12 Colorado 2 4 .... Georgia 3 4 8 7 Indiana .. so Maryland 12 4 Massachusetts. 4 22 .. Michigan 1U 0 Mississippi .. .. iff Nevada 2 4 .. .. New York G G .. .. NorthCarollna. .. .. j.» .. .. Ohio 10 28 Oregon.. t) .. .. .. Pennsylvania.. .. .. ~ .. 58 Rhode Island.. 3 G .. South Caronlna .. H ~ 0 Texas 4 .. 12 Vermont 4 0...- .. Virginia.. IB .. 4 Wisconsin..... 12 8 .. .. West Virginia.. 0 4 .. .. .. Diet. Columbia .. 2 .. .. Montana 2 .. .. .. .. Utah 2 Wyoming 2 Totals 121 132 02 83 68 It will surprise many that while Mr. Blalno and Mr. Bristow arc thus shown to be about tbe same In actual delegate strength, Mr. Bristow Is ahead. It cannot surprise others more than It did me when I came lo compare notes and flgnrc up the result. That the table Is as near correct as such a table In the nature of tho case can be I havo not the slight est doubt. Persona) partiality could havo nothing to do with It; for if I had the nominating of a candidate at Cincinnati I should unhesitatingly name William A. Whcolcr, of New York, who, in elevation of character, solid abilities, unerring judgment, unselfish statesmanship, resembles Washington more than any man the Republic has produced. TUB CUAROB3 AGAINST RBPVIILICAN CANDI- DATES POR TUB FRBSIDCNCT. It is not at all strange that tho most prominent Republican candidates for the Presidency should bo charged with grave offenses, seeing that the Demo cratic party has with deliberate stupidity gone Into the business of undertaking to build Itself up by tearing tho Republican party down. Under this policy no prominent Republican candidate has es caped assault. The attacks upon Messrs. Cookllng and Bristow are of a similar nature. They havo made money. It is alleged, as attorneys, while civil officers of tho Government. In both instances tho charges have been signally repelled. If human testimony is to be believed, there is not a word of truth tn them. They have been, Indeed, tacitly abandoned by themselves. TUB WUOLU TRUTH AS TO MU, HLAINB. Dot wo are still told in a mysterious kind of wny that the “bottom facta" as to Mr. Blaine have not been reached, and some greenhorns oven yet have great expectations as to tnis mine of sup posed richness. I undertake to predict that the more they delve In it the more they will fall to find against Mr. Blaine. Be 1b as gnlltlcss of wrong doing in the Arkansas railroad matter aa the ghost of Hamlet’s father. Tut it at the worst for him and it can do him no harm. And whst is that? Simply and solely because ho need alt hie Influence la the Jiißt Congress In behalf of letting the present (Garland) Government In Arkansas severely alone. Ito was opposed to overturning the Government established by a largo papular majority, and letting tlio wild animals of the po litical monngorlo loose again to devour tho sub* stance of the State, lie advocated nonce, quiet, stability, under a Government nominally Demo cratic, and opposed turmoil, Jobbery, and robbery under a Government mlsnaraedllcpubllcan, This, it will surely be found, is his whole offense. And for bis course heroin he deserves credit rather than vituperation. If It be true that under the stable Government of Garland, the State were likely to regain standing and prosperity, so much the worse for those who would Lave gained a fraudulent party triumph on the rain of the Commonwealth, ills course was that of trne statesmanship. If It bo true that under a stable Govern ment at Little Hock, his Little Kock & Fort Smith Itallroad bonds were likely to become of some value, tliutwosa mere accident, which I suppose he never thought of In the world. But suppose ho did, and this were the motive that actuated his course in this matter, what then? Why, at tho very worst, it was a shrewd “Yankee trick," whereby in a righteous and wise way bo did much to have the Government do what it ought to do that be might be personally profited. And this Is all there is in the $04,000 railway-bond charge on Ur. Blaine, to put It in its darkest phase, UR. MORTON AND THE $250,000. We still bear, too, that there is going to be some thing more in the charge against Mr. Morton touch ing tho $250,000 that ho borrowed of the United States when the Knights of the Golden Circle threatened to inaugurate rebellion and revolution In Indiana, Ur. Uorton’s speech on this subject, 1 need hardly say, was a masterly defense of himself and an overwhelming assault on the Democratic party. Thus far it has boon about the most fatal ana damaging boomerang in all tblsmlsecllaneonshootnoranguusineßS. And what is going to be tho afterclap, of which we bear so much whispered tbraatenings) Well, by careful inquiry I have found oat all about that little matter. Briefly, It is this; It will bo insinuated, rather than squarely charged, that though Mr. Morton did not himself dishonest ly nee the money In his charge, pet friends of his, and especially ifio banker Harrison, largely profit ed by it. lie bad a very largo sum on band for rooro than two years, and this nt tho tlmo when Immense sums of money wero made at Indianapolis by discounting Gov ernment vouchers. Copt. James Wilson, Quarter master, an ex-momber of Congress,and great friend ofUorton, was for some considerable period of the War stationed at Indianapolis. He was a thor oughly honest officer, but there wera times when he was nnable for want of funds to cash bis certi fied vouchers, which were thus thrown on the mar ket for what they would bring. Heavy discounts ruled, whether as to vouchors certified by him or other United States officers. Large numbers of them were on the street Involving largo amounts. Tho public money hi Gov. Morton's charge was originally $250,000, and nover leas than about $116,000. In tint bands of a shrewd banker it could doable itself every few months. And this, It Is now whispered, Is what Mr. Morton's bankers did with this money. Thuymadu fortunes out of It whereby they have been able to buy his brother-in-law the Indianapolis Jour* nul newspaper, Morton's organ, and will bo able to contribute magnificently to his expenses for political purposes in the future as they have done In the poet, and still have plen ty left out of the huge pile mode in tho flush times of the War. This is what Is now beard In Inside circles on tho Morton charge. As Ido not consider the chances of his nomination at Cincinnati at all probable, we shall never hear much more of the business, with tho nomination of another man there, this secret thunderbolt will remain stowed away in the arsenal of Democratic malice and folly, to be fuluUncd o'er the land never, uevermora. But It Is well enough to bo prepared for any con tingency, to know tho designs of tho common ene my, that ho may bo routed, burse, foot, and dragoons, on thu shortest possible notice. . O. P. Q BRISTOW. SIGNIFICANT EXPRESSION OF CALIFORNIA SEN- TIMENT. This Is what tho Buu Francisco Chronicle of the Hth Inst, says of Secretary Bristow os u Presidential candidate. Tho Chronicle Is the paper of tho largest circulation on tho Pacific Coast: It Is evident that In tho coming Presidential elec tion the candidates presented before the people arc to bo of muro Importance than tho party platforms Bristow's name and character and antecedents will connt far more than any quantity of high-sounding resolutions. Ills record constitutes of itself u splendid platform, a bettor one by for than a buihul or promises of reform and professions of political virtue. We are not aware that there has ever been any noticeable luck of purity and patriotism in any party platform. Tbe difficulty has been in the men who occupied tho platforms, Bristow personifies lu himself Ute principles of Integrity, Joillcloucy, and reform. He la sound on tho financial question. He favors hard money and a speedy return to specie payments. lie Is not a partisan. His patriotism Is unquestionable, his character stainless, his ex ecutive ability proven, and his record demonstrates his zeal for reform in the Civil Henrico. Ho fur as California is concerned, tho two parties are so evenly matched In strength that the one which nominates the beat candidate will almost Inevita bly carry Ute Bute. It la vary doubtful whether, with llUlne, Morton, or Coukllug, the Bepubllcana could win. Hut It lu certain that with lirUtow they could carry every Pacific State os if by a whirlwind, agaiuutany Democratic candidate who bos yvtbecn named. Platforms will count for little ibis year. The party that expects to win must put up a man whose character and antecedents are audios to com maud the respect and confidence of the people, Bristow * name U In itself a lower of strength, and a splendid unwritten platform, far more attractive than any that con be devised by the most crafty and experienced manipulators of the Conventions, iho outside feeling In his fuvor Is dally gathering strength; aud vet such is the power of machine politics; lust Il ls by no means a certain thine that tho po Helens may not bo able to kill him off* ills strength Is with the people. He Is not the pel of tho olllco-holderauud olike-seekers, who know by Instinct that he Is not a manageable man, and that ho cannot bo manipulated or molded ilite day In the hands of the putter. That doss of politicians will most assuredly make a strenuous fight at>in*t him, and will never consent to his nomination ox cent os a last and dlro necessity. If they am forced to thu conclusion that there is no hope of succeed lug.wltb one of the old guard, they may ova in a to Bristow on tbo acorn his anaUahlllljh. Jta t> itwn arnouun ettiautwho THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE; THURSDAY. MAY 18, 1870. would Jmt aawllllnglr see the Democracy restored to power as to win a Republican victory with Brli tow oa th{ candidate. , CINCINNATI nmsTow club MIMOIUAL. The Bristow Club of Cincinnati, composed of several hundred of the most prominent and lending citizens of Cincinnati, havo issued tho following memorial or address: mxmoiual or tub nmsrow club. The object of thisciuh is to promote the nomina tion of Benjamin 11. Brlsiow, of Kentucky, as tho Republican candidate for President by the Clncln l natl Convention of Juno next, and his election by the people In November. The Club finds tho resson of Its existence In the widely-felt necessity for reform In the public affair* of the nation. All true and honcstiucn are sensible that a point has been reached where a stand must bo made In defense of honest government; unless, indeed, they are willing to confess that popular government Is n failure. These are times which call upon the American citizen to lay aside bis per sonanntoresi.AUii to do his endeavor for the public good. Fraud, robbery, and bribery are things of ever-present existence in almost at) branches of our Government—National, State, and Municipal. One of the highest officers of State la now standing trial for prostituting his office to tho end of private gain, and suspicion has fallen, we know not with how much reason, upon another. The Civil Service Is In tho hands of rings of corrupt, greedy, selfish politicians. Pew things are done for honesty’s sake; few appointments arc made from consideration of fitness. Tho power of patronage Is nsed la favor friends or to punish enemies, not to secure faithful servants of the public. Deeply sensible of tide humiliating state of public affairs, and deploring it, wo unite to put forih an effort which shall aid In hastening the much-longed-for reform. But we reel that declarations of principles, con demnation of corruption, and eulogy of reform are not enough. There Is no candidate, however dis honest and self-seeking, who will not profess all that If need bo. 1 It is necessary, therefore, that some man be sought who shall be in himself nn assurance of re form. Fuehaman, we believe, has been fonndio Benjamin 11. Bristow, whose record as a soldier and n citizen has been without snot or flaw, and whoso careers* Secretary of the Treasury compels admiration. The crisis demands an honest man. Such a man we believe Mr. Bristow to be.- • Bnt still more Is demanded. lie must be not merely passively honest; he ought to he aggressively so. With a President who shall be an active, persis tent, aggressive enemy to fraud and corruption, reform mustcome. Buch a President la to be found hi Mr. Bristow. Tho reform of tho tariff, tho currency, tho Civil Service, are urgent. Wo believe Mr. Bristow to bo sound on all these great questions. Believing, then, that Mr. Bristow la tho fittest man for Presi dent, wo have associated ourselves together to pro mote his nomination and election. The work which lies before us to glvenn organized expression of this sentiment which wo know to be wide-spread among tbe people. Thousands of anxious men are looking toward the Republican Convention, pray ing that that body may give to them a chance to vote for an honest man; for a man who has not been associated with rings and cliques; for a man who has fought corruption, and overcome it, and the popular instinct has found that man—ho Is Benjamin 11. Bristow. Tho Democratic party fear him, for they know he Is strong. Tho corrupt members of lift* own party fear him, for they know lie is not a dispenser of spoils. But the people trust him. and will elect him, If the Convention will give them the opportunity. Wo call upon all who arc hoping for reform, for purification of the Clvtl-Sorvico, for the destruc tion of rings, to Join us. and to exert their influ ence with ours to promote the nomination by the National Republican Convention of Benjamin Helm Bristow. By order of tho Executive Committee of tbe Bris tow Club of Cincinnati. a phiiadelphia movement. Philadelphia Enquirer, J/iig Ifl. A movement originating with some of tho repre sentatives of the reform element of the Union League to influence tho nomination of Benjamin 11. Bristow for President has been started in this city. Tho flret meeting of tho gentlemen Inter ested was held at the La Pierre House on Friday night, and was strictly private. Those Identified with tho movement are thorough Republicans fa vornblo to reform within tho party lines, bat op posed to any independent ticket. A committee of this body will attend the conference-meeting In New York to-day. Tho following Is the platform: i Wo, tho undersigned Republicans, folly recog nizing that there may bo honest differences of opinion in regard to the fittest person to fill the Presidential office, believe that B. 11. Bristow, of Kentucky, In the best eligible representative of that fidelity to trust, vigor in administration, and of active and courageous hostility to corruption which the times and our safely Imperatively de mand. We therefore unite to further by all hon orable means his nomination at Cincinnati, bind ing ourselves to do all wo can to secure purity In elections, nomination of (ho best men to office, and a return of the honest Government of the early days of the Republic. MISCELLANEOUS. LOCAL POLITICS. SEVENTH WARD REPUBLICANS. The Republican Club of the Seventh Ward met at 881 Blue Island avenue, Mr. A. Graham In tho choir. The object of the meeting was to receive a delegation from a now club which had been formed by those dissatisfied by the nomi nations of delegates to be submitted to-day. It was known that the junior club held a meet ing Inst night, and it was said that offerings of fraternal relations would bo made aod that the candidates would bo accepted and carried through. While waiting, some routine business was transacted, end, when It become too Into for tho anticipated delegation, the Club ad journed. EIGHTH WARD REPUBLICANS. Tho Eighth Ward Republican Club met last evening at No. GO Blue Island avenue, with an immense gathering present Commissioner Phil A. Hoync presided, and kept tho factions well In band. A committee, appointed for the purposo.preaont ed tho following fifteen names, from which eight delegates to the County Convention wore to b« se lected: Christopher Mumcr, Phil A. Iloyno, John Stephens, John F. Scanlon, Goo. W. Spofford, Mark Hardin, Michael V. Barrett, A. P. Haddock, John A. Bell, Jtmca F. Caulfield, K. B. Sherman. Herbert D. Thetrcau, A. F. Burnett, Chas. B. McDonald, Wra. Boater, and William P. Caldwell. Some objections were raised to tho list submit ted, and not a little discussion arose; but after several motions were carried, they were recon sidered. and the Club proceeded to a ballot, with tho understanding that the voters wore not limited to the names reported by tho Committee. M. M. Miller made several motions, and. being ruled out of order, organized a bolt, limited to himself, and refused to vote or bavo anything to do with the proceeding. The ballot resulted as follows: Geo. W. Spofford, •Tobu Stephens, M. F. Barrett, John F. Scanlon, Philip A. Uoynq, Christopher Mumcr, Murk liar din, and James F. Caulfield. The Committee on furnishing a ball called far subscriptions, and (2GO were rained, and tho meet ing adjourned. NINTH WARD REPUBLICANS. The Ninth Ward Bepnbllcaa Club held a meeting last night in Parker Hull, northeast corner of Hoi sted and Madison streets. Mr. W. 11. Thompson E resided, and there was a large attendance of mum era. Mr. J. N. Getman acted as Secretary. After rontlno the following gentlemen were ap pointed o committee to report twenty names from which tho ten delegates to represent the ward at tho County Convention on Saturday should bo se lected: David W. Clark, Jr., Thomas Eckordt. A. G. Law, audit. W. Dyball. The Committee reported In due course, nod tho following delegates were ultimately selected: W. 11. Thompson, J. M. Van Osdel, T. M. Avery, John Hodman, E. F. Gale, Thomas Eckordt, IL W. Dyhsll, J. 8. Reynolds, 11. F. Oliver, and Ell Montgomery. Thu meeting then adjourned. TENTH WARD REPUBLICANS, A meeting of the Tenth Ward liepuelican Clnb way held at No. ISI Weal Lake street last evening, the object doing to select delegates to the County Convention to be voted fur to-day. Tho follow ing were selected: 11. D. Jennings, □. 11. Martin, John (Jutgesoll, fj. U. Matson, and A. McKuozio. Tho dolegntosato understood to stand four to one against ircvbrii'gi*. Thu primary will be hold Ail No. 203 Lake street, near tho curncrof Sangamon. TUB BBVUNTIBMTH WAUD KHI’UfILIOANS met In Brea Hall, corner of Chicago av enue and Sedgwick street, lust night, Mr. 11. Bantu presiding, for the porpooe of nomi nating candidates for the delegation to tho County Convention. Messrs. Paterson, Ward, Lin donuau, Alexun, and Knight were appointed to select ten names from which live should be chosen as tho nominations to be acted on at the primary election. Tho Committee selected Kobcrl knight, yww I*- Ward. It. Jansens, Olof Vidor, Lril! KlllcKßon, A. 11. liobinsou, Capu ti. W. Halo, 1 oter Johnson, S. O. Olln, ami 11. Santo, who withdrew. By separate motions. Messrs, word, Jnnrons, Vlder, Knight, and ftuolusuu were se lected. „ , . TIIB I'ItIMAIUBS. Delegates will be elected to-day lo Ihn County Convention which meets Saturday. Votes will bo rvcvlycd Iron, 4107 p. m. I'dllowlne .to the poll tng maccn : • ■ HouthWol,t corner of jvnrson street and Third Bvemia; Judges, Louts Huso, V. \Y. Warren, J. K. Murphy. Second H'orJ-Mi. 810 Bomb Btute street; judges, J. W. K. Thomas, J. W. UcGconlsa, a Uusby. ' , Third IFard—No. 8110 Wabash avenue: Judges, J. 11. Iteos. Jesse Spalding, A. M. aruiinU; fourth IKard—Corner Bouth Park avenue and Thirty-third streot; Judges, U. M. Woods. P P Matthews, D. H. Hammer. * • AVfA Ward— Corner Twenty-sixth and Butter field streets; Judges, W. 11. Stephens, 11. Uufer. W. Hudson. ’ Sixth iron/—No. 801 - South UsMod street: Judges, C. Tcgtmoyer, IL M. UarUck, 11. Volk. tktenth IfurU—t'ornor Brown and MaxwcQ* streets; Judges, A. O. MoCutcheon, u. BchwarU. A. L. Friehiu. Eighth Hard—No. 170 West Harrison street: Judges. M. Hardin. J. Bvvreti, M. k*. Barrett. Jnnth \Yord-~ue, HO West Madison street: judges, A. L. Uautegoo, tf. Boomer, A. IC. Bish op, A. L. Balsbury. T*hlh M’onl~No. 20S West Lake street; judges, U. U. White, ti. T. Ouudorson, 11. Bureau Eleventh Irani-Cornsr Madtsoa and KUaabelb Jndgeo, R. Cleveland, L. IL Whitney, L. XL Oar* penter. ■ ■ Thirteenth TVard—Dena’s Hall. West Lake street; Judges. William William#, W. W. Bingham, Jamea M. wanter. • ■ Fourteenth Ward— Comer Chicago and Mllwan* kco avenues; Judge#, M. M. Ocrhardt, T. Km* brldL A. McQnatil. Fifteenth Iron/—Corner Larrabeo ami Centro streets; Judge#, O. B. Adam#, C. Orimca, B. A. Siltlg. Sixteenth Ward— No. 824 Sedgwick street; Judge#, Fred Witte, Andrew Blschoff, Isaac Katie* Seventeenth Ward—Comer Market street and Chicago avenue; Judge#, T. T. Turney, P, J. Michaels. J. 8. Mullen Eighteenth H'orrf-North Sid# Tomer Dalit p. Dickinson, Henry Lampattner, U. oo to ms rniMAmce. 7b *As Editor of The Tribune. CmcAao, May 17. It will be well for all good Republicans, who do not desire to see delegate# sent to Springfield In the Interest of the machine* candidate for Governor, to rally with their friend# nt the primaries to-day. In some wards where tho Clubs bad pronounced against Beveridge, hi# few retainers and ofilcc-hohicra will Attempt to nm tickets in his Interest They should bu promptly rLIiINOIS. TBimn.LIOH COUNTY. Special Dispatch te The Tribune. Danville, 111., May 17.—Tho Vermillion County Ucpublk-an Convention was held hero to-day, every township In the county being rep resented. The utmost harmony prevailed. W. D. Foolko was elected Chairman, and A. S. W. Ilawc# Secretary. Delegates were appointed to the Congressional Convention, with instructions to cast a solid ballot for J. G. Cannon, tho pres* ent Incumbent, for Congress. Delegates were also appointed to the State* Convention, with Instructions to vote for tho Hon. J. G. English, of this county, for State Treasurer. While the delegation go untnstructcd as regards Secretary of State. George Scroggs will undoubtedly re* cclve Its full support. Alvin Gilbert and J. If, Oakwood were the choice of tho Convention to rop* resent this District In the Oencral Assembly. HARLOW. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. SmiHoniaD, 111., May 17.—Tho only new do* vclopmcnt In tjlato politic* to-day in the presence hero of the lion. C. It. Cummings, of Pekin, urg ing tbo claims to n nomination of Secretary liar low, as of Pekin. Mr. Cummings presents figures showing Harlow to bo ahead in the raco for tho nomination, and the Slate JlenUter, tho Democratic organ anil partner in the old Bollhachcs Printing King, which yields Mr. Harlow a sort of ncgatlro support by rfrtne of Mr. Merritt’s personal friend ship for him, publishes the same to-night Cul lorn's nomination Is conceded on all hands. CARROLL COUNTY. Special D'. patch to 771 e Tribune. Mr. Carroll, in., May 17.—The delegates from Carroll County are for Cullom and Harlow. FIRES. IN CHICAGO, The alarm from Box No, 303, at 1 o'clock yester day afternoon, woo caused by tho burning out of a emokc-stack in Harlan Pago’s plnnlng-niill, corner of Sampson slip and Chicago Iliver. No damage. The alarm from Dox No. 530, at 12:20 o'clock yesterday afternoon, was caused by fire In a two story frame building, No. 874 West Lake street, owned and occupied by D.Corn, draper and tailor. Damage to building and stock, S7O; fully Insured. Cause, clothes banging too near the lire. The alarm from’Dox No. 081, at 10:20 o'clock last evening, was caused by a fire In the two-story frame house No. 417 North Wood street, occupied on the lower floor by Timothy Itynn, tho owner of the building, and tho upper by A. Christianson, a tailor. Thu former loses $135, and the latter noth ing. Tho flrooriginated In o rear shed, bnt from what cause is unknown. The alarm from Bor 802 at 1:56 o'clock yester day afternoon was caused hydro breaking out In an immpuse frame tinder-box on the south side of Twenty-second street, between Johnson and Mor gan streets. Tbo building, a three-story frame, with largo one-story sheds on either side of It, Is owned by Norris & t'o.. who -occupy tho first floor ns a plonmg-mlll, and the second as o box-factory. They estimate their loss nt $3,000 upon the build ing ond $4,000' upon the stock, but the actual figures do not amount to more than one third that sum. Their loss Is fully covered by insurance in Eastern companies. The third story was occupied by Slclnmetz & Simon, sash, door, and blind manufacturers, who lose about $3,000, Insured for $1,500 in tho Home of Texas. Not withstanding tbo loose manner in which tho shav ings were scattered around, tho drowns got under control after burning for about an hour. The po lice expected that the (Ire would gather a largo crowd of Hie malcontents In the district wiio have been on a strike for several weeks, but their ex pectations were not verified. The cause of the fire Is unknown, but is supposed to have been caused by a spark from the engine-room. AT TAMPICO, ILL. Tampico, 111., May 17. —A flro was discovered about 2 o'clock this morning between Peter Burko’s grocery store and the dry goods and grocery store occupied by £ W. High. It spread rapidly, and the tierce flames canid not be stayed until six busl ness building* had been demolished. Lobs, about $35,000. James Conroy’s store, dry goods and groceries, losss2a,ooo; insurance, SOOO. Nelson M&xson’s store, $0,500; Insurance, $2,000; Peter Durko’s grocery store, loss $3,000; Insurance $1,200, almost a total loss. George Dec’s building, occupied oy B. W. High, $2,500; Insurance, SI,OOO. K, w. High, dry goods, $8,000; Insurance, $2,000; goods principally lost. J. 11. Melvin, lawyer, library, notes, accounts, etc., loss $17,100; no Insurance. John Pace, meat market, $2,300; Insurance, SBOO. Casei Adams, billiard bull, $1,500: no insurance. . Other losses were: Pleraols, blacksmith, loss $200; Taggarts & Fitzgerald, loss $500; George Sillier, lose on building oc cupled by Taggart & Fitzgerald $200; M. IU Junes, shoemaker, loss $100; O. U. Kell* sin, shoemaker, loss $150; M. Grady, billiard hall, EM. Hixson, confectionery, $75; MlssL. L. ay, milliner, $300; Mins C. K. Cain, milliner, : Pat Waltz, billiard ball, $150; A. F. Smith hardware merchant, SSO. Other buildings were more or less damaged. It Is generally believed that It woa the work of an Incendiary. AT LTJDINGTON, MICIL Special Ditpatch to Tht Tribune. Lodwoton, Mich., May 17.—A flro this rooming consumed Mrs. Gardner’s building on Loomis street, and injured adjoining buildings. Hansen <k Franks' saloon, stuck of Dunning’s household goods, A. D. Culver’s stock of groceries, Bosque’s meat market, and tbo contents of the bakery adja cent. wore removed at a considerable loss. Loss on. building, $1,500; no Insurance.- Tbo different slocks were Insured more or less. SUICIDE. PmtADEtmu, Pa., May 17.—A man and worn an, both drunk, were seen to stagger down Chest nut street at 1 o’clock this morning, proceed to the river, clasp their hands, and Jump off the pier Into tho water. Tho man, this morning, said his name was John Brown, and that he lived In New Jersey, lie' did not know tbo woman, but had met her on the street, and they walked down together. Tho woman’s body was found this morning, but not Identified. Special Dltpateh to The Tribune. Ottawa,. 111., May 17.— Henry Thompson, a farmer living south of Grand Uldge in thlscounty, hung himself at obonl 7 o'clock this morning in bis bam. Ho loaves a wife and four children, anil was highly respected by all who know him. It is re ported that be became deranged on tho subject of rellgiou. BBAZILi flln Arrival at Bk. l.ouls—Tho Ttallway-Ent- Ing-llouso Itusli Kept Up—Off for Now Orleans. Special Dispatch to Tht Tribuns. Bt. Louis, May 17. Dom Pedro arrived her# this morning by tho 0:30 train on the Ohio i Mis* slbsipolHoad. - Ills arrival was a general surprise to in oat everybody in Bt. Louis, oa It hod been pos. llivcly announced tbut his Majesty would tarry a little while at the Louisville races. The Imperial party went immediately to the Limlcll Hotel, where apartments bad been prepared for them, though this fact was sedulously kept from publlo knowl* edge. It was understood from tbo first that the Dom would nut stand anything like ■ formal reception, and so nothing of that kind has been attempted during the day. After a hasty breakfast at the Ltndell, the Emperor and Empress, with attendants, took carriage and visited a number of places, In* eluding the Custom-House, Merchants' Exchange, the big bridge, public high schools, and acme ma chinery depots. At night they visited tbo Olympic Theatre, where they saw the Troubadours. The only thing like official recognition which has hap* Oned was a visit made by Mayor Overbids ot the ndoll Hotel about 7 o'clock, where be made a twu-mlnute speech welcomlngPcdro, and retired. The Imperialists leave for Now Orleans to-morrow evening uu the steamer Orand Itcpubllc. ODD-FELLOWS, Bpecial Dispatch to Ths Trtiuns. luniAMAPuuo, Moy 17.—Thu Orand Lodge of Odd-Fellows met to-day in semi-animal convoca tion. J. U. Kimball, Uraad Master, reports that, in Um past term, Marlon Lodge of Williamsport, which lias failed to report for threw years, bos bteu revived and is in good condition. goveo Lodges have been instituted by charter and sixteen by mspensaUou. Charters fur seven Itubecea-Ue* greu Lodges have boon issued, and three have been instituted. . Tbs Uraad Secretary's report shows 602 lodges effective, with 20,739 members; resources of ledges, it, 100,601; total expenses, $08,824. the Iroasurur'a report shows Grand-Lodge ex* pauses of $10,200; assets, $41,410. During the was pAcseut and CRIMINAL NEWS. Arrest of Two Counterfeiters of Railroad-Tickets in St. Louis. A Horrible Double Murder Com mitted nt Johannes burg, 111, Death-Bed Avowal of tho Execution of an Innocent Man. A F(vthor*in*Law Hammered to Death Under Mitigating Circumstances. HOGUS RAILROAD TICKETS. St. Louis, Mo., May 17.—1 t has been known for a week or two past that counterfeit railroad ticket# have been In circulation here, and that some roads lending North and Knst have been victimized. Tho matter ha# been In tho hands of the detective# for some day#, and information wan obtained which led to tho arrest, last night, of .Jefferson A. Bro* lank!, for being engaged In making and altering these counterfeit#. Brolaskl i# a clerk In the 1111- not# and St. Louis Bridge Company’s office here, and very respectably connected lu this city. Another man, named Edwin M. Baker, who was recently in Jail at Chicago, In also Implicated in tho matter, but eluded arrest. The detective# are on bis track, however, and he will I>e speedily captured. It) the room of Brolaskl and Baker were found plate#, stamping* machines, dies, ink, etc., and about SIC),000 worth of bogus tickets. These latter are coupon ticket#, from Lawrence, Kan., .to New York, over tho Missouri Pacific, the Chicago «t Alton, tha Lake Shore A Michigan Southern, and tho Ena Roads; also, from Topeka, Kan., to Philadelphia, ever tho Atchison, Topeka A Santa Pc, tho Min* sourl Pacific, the Ohio & Mississippi, the Little Miami, Columbus &F UUbnrgnnd the Pennsylvania Roads. Other parties than these mentioned eocm to bo connected with the swindle, butaslhocvl* dcnce against them Is meagre, their name# are withheld. A DOmiLK MURDER. Bt. Loots, Mo., May 17.—A dispatch' to tho Associated Press from Mandavillc, 111., gives on account of a terrible double murder committed at Johannesburg, II)., this morning. It appears that a cooper known os tho "Californian,” who had been there bnt a short time, had a light with another man, name nut given, In which he was wonted. Uo then armed himself with a revolver, went to « store near by, put the pis tol near the head of HU Gerideman, shot him dead, then went to hts room, and just os some citizens wore preparing to arrest him, ho appeared, flour ishing two revolvers, and threatened to kill any one attempting to arrest him. Constable Wllklng advanced to arrest him, and was shot through tho brain and killed Instantly. A number of citizens, armed with shot-guns and revolvers, Immediately started in pursuit of the murderer, but were kept at a distance by the constant and rapid firing of tbs desperado, ana at lust accounts ho had not been captured. It also appears tho Qatlfornlan flrcU shots at Judge Mollman, whom lie mot on the streets, but without cllcct. Gondeman, the first man lulled, had nothing to do with the fight In which the Californian was engaged. Citizens ara much excited, and if the murder lo captured ho will bo lynched. ARSON. Special Dispatch to The TYibune. Grand Rapids, Mich., May 17.— Three men— J. W. Boynton, E. F. Mclntyre, and James Bobo— have been arrested In this city on the charge of arson, or of being principles to the crime, and accessories before the fact. Babo asserts that bo burned Boynton's flooring .mill at Alaska, In this county, In 1872, for SIOO, on a prom ise from Mclntyre, who had made the bargain with Boynton for s2oo' and offered to divide, to enable Boynton to obtain SIO,OOO of Insurance. Ha farther aaysho burned an occupied dwelling at Lockwood, In ibis county, In 1874, for Boynton, on the promise of $75, to enable Boynton to gctsl, 000. Boynton is one of the most energetic and active business men in our city, the manager and builder of one of the most Important linos of street railway. lie Is an old resident of tbo county, and his arrest causes much surprise and conversation. He has given bail in $5,000 for his appearance when wanted. Babe and Mclntyre are in Jail in default of ball In a like sum. Their examination will occur to-mor row. Tho story as told by Babe, If true, reveals a depth of villainy and desperation In crime unpar alleled In this community. A LUSTRATION. Special Dispatch 10-The Tribune. WiLKEßnxnnß, Pa.. May 17.—A Committee of Auditors appointed by tbo Court at the prayers of 100 citizens have begun examination of tha ex penditures of Luzerne County during tbo post sev en years, and, although at the beginning of their work, Imru made astounding discoveries of corrup tion. This afternoon cx-Troasurer Conrtrlgbt woa arrested, charged with being a defaulter to the amount of $20,000. Of the late County Commis sioners two are under heavy ball for appearance at Court, while one is a fugitive in Canada, having loft all to follow Boss Tweed,and the Prothonotary Is under Indictment for election frauds. Both po litical parties are represented In tbo irregularities, and tbo people aru laud In demanding that the Augean stables ho thoroughly cleansed. BANK BOBBERS. Special Dltpateh to The Tribunt, Ddhoque, la., May 17.—This morning a nan was arrested at the depot ready to take the depart ing train, upon complaint of Ids wlfo that he was one of the Plattoville bank robbers, for-whom there Is - a reward of SI,OOO. Ho hud left his wife and taken as Ids com panion a womam from a house of 111. fame near hero. The wife, not relishing this man ner of proceeding, had him arrested. This evening another man was arrested, also an accomplice In this robbery, and considerable mouoy was found la their possession, sewed In the lining of their coats. The Sheriff from Plattoville la here, and haschnrge of the business. They also'had a trunk-full of burglar’s tools In their possession. A SAD AFFAIR. Special Dltpateh to The Tribune. Jamesvillc, Wis., May 17.— A young man named Gaffney nud a daughter of John Kemmett, all of this city, were clandestinely married last Satur day, tho parents of the latter being opposed to the match. Gaffney is a carpenter, and, while at work to-day, Kemmett and wife went to his bouse and carried tho young woman* away. Gaffney had a warrant issued fur Kemmett's arrest, and waited at tho Police Court for him to be brought there. They mot at the foot of the stairs leadlngnn to the court room, when Kemmett attacked Gaffney, who raa up-stairs culling for help. Kemmett caught him by tho foot and attempted to drag him down, whoa he turned and struck Kemmett several heavy blows with a hammer he had In bla hand, breaking In Horn moll's skull. Gaffney was at once arrested, but will undoubtedly bo discharged. LIFE SENTENCE. Nashville, May 17.— John O’Connor was to day sentenced to tho Penitentiary for life. He has been one of the most desperate of ruffians, and committed numerous crimes, the last of which was the assassination of Abram Anderson, of Taylors ville. Auderson was a former. O’Connor followed him in different occupations, pretending to be his friend, but one day found him alone and deliber ately killed him. Anderson had a picwsntmeal that ho would ho killed, and told a number of peo ple, by whose evidence O'Connor was convicted. JAIL-BIRDS. Special Dispatch t» The Trtbvns, SiouxCjtt, May 17.—Sheriff llaker, of Yankton County, passed through hero last night on his way to Fort Madison, la., Penitentiary, having Incus* tody Tuba Wait, convicted of arson, sentenced for twenty-five years; James Dulaney, for larceny, three years; and Prank Furlong, for highway rob bery, five years. Thu criminals were heavily iron* cd and chained together. DELIBERATE MURDER. Sidalu, Mu., May 17.—A man named McMa bon, a farmer living near Knob Nostcr, this coua' iy, wont to the house of Thomas Taylor, In that village, last night, called him out and wanted to fight him. Taylor refused to have anything to do with him, whereupon McMahon drew a pistol and •hot him through (he heart. Taylor had formerly worked fur McMahon, and they bad some difficulty, which led to tbo murder. ACQUITTED. Special Ditpatck to n* Tribvrm, Bt. PAmvMlun., May 17.—Mn. Couzens, ar rested some mouths ago for stealing diamonds at the American Uo-se, was acquitted by a Jury to day, the defense partly establishing the theory that Urn diamonds wore stolen by one of the wit nesses for tbe prosecution, and by him given to hub She hails from Chicago. TUB YOST MURDER TRIAL. Porrsnu.K, Pa., May 17.—1 n the Yost trial, to-day, Mrs. Kerrigan testified that Kerrigan, tbs witness for tbo prosecution, left bomo on the evening of July 6. having a loaded pistol lu his poueiMlun. and that he did nut return until tbs morning following, when bo told.ber that be bad shot YusL BURGLARY. Special Dispatch to Ths TWbusb Foar Atuikoom, Wis., May 17.—The harness* •hpp of Derkhaoscn and also that of (.and A ,la*t ujgfrfc 4qihtnas^mhnfwM t off harness and other goods, amounting to over S2OO. There Is no cine to tbo whereabouts of the thieve*. MHBDEU CONFESSED. Bouton, May 17.—'Tho report cornea fromTorta* month, N. 11., that a Swedish woman living on Smutty Nose Inland, laics of Shoals, has confessed on her death-hod that she murdered the two wom en In April, 187.1, for which Louli Wagner was convicted and executed. HOUSE-THIEVES. Special Dispatch in I7l« Tiibuna. Sioux Citt, la., Hay 17. Horse-thieves atoto *a bona from the Chlcago-llouio premises belong ing to a moat, and n valuable hone from Pavla ,t Wilkins stable hero lost night, No trace of tho honea or tbo thieves. THE INDIANAPOLIS ELECTION. Special Dispatch to The Tribune, Irdiahapoul, In., Hay 17.—William McOrcavy was acquitted of assault and battery with Intent to kill John Elam, a colored man, during tlio riot on election day, although flvo witnesses swore directly to his guilt opd five others that his protended alibi was false. . NEBRASKA ITEM. Omaha, Nob., May 17.—A man named King was attacked and killed by Minor Mellon 0 miles from Blair. Nob., last night. King's brother was also badly beaten, and will probably die. SPOUTING. BASE BABB. TUB toOSTONS DEFEATED lit THE JIARTFORDS, Special Dispatch to The Tribune, Boston, May 17.—The Bostons were beaten by the Ilartfords to-day in a game much closer than U looks. Tho Bostons were unfortunate and the Ilartfords were lucky in gutting In their base hits when they would best count. O’Bonrkc’s error was Inexcusable, and cost tho side two runs. Tho others were of comparatively little account. Tho score shows that neither pitcher was badly hit. Boston. T D R, P A K Wright. a. Leonard, 2 b OTlonrke, c. i Muraao, 1 b Schafer, 3 b Manning, r. f Morrill, c Whitney, 1.1 Josephs, p Totals. Hartford. Burdick, 3 b. Rcmien, c. f lllßlmm. r. f Ferguson, 3 b , Carer, a, • Uoml, Tone, I. f. Mills, lb Allison, c Totals /nnJnpj— I 2 3 4 S Boston* 0 o 0 J o Hartford* a o O 0 a Total lm*o-htt*—Bostons, 6t Hartford*, I Two*hAßCliltß-o'Kourke. Illßham, and Firm base on errors—Boston*, l: l/artfoi Kuna earned—Bostons, l; Hartfords, 4, > int bane on called balls—Burdock, I Left on bases—Bouton*, fl; Hartford.*, Struck out—Murnan, Schafer, Morrll Boston*} Bond, Allison, Kcuucti, i linrtford*. g Tlmo of itame. two hour* nnd ten min Umpire—Mr. Hodges, of the Harvard ill. nnd Josephs— ami Ferguson— NEW RAVBN9—ATHLETICS. New Haven, May 17. —11u80-ball— Hew Havens, 13; Athletics, 0. TUB TURF. LOUISVILLE RACES, Louisville, Ky., May 17.— At the Louisville Jockey Club spring meeting the weather was flue, the attendance fair, and the sport Interesting. The first race, the Kentucky Gales for 3«ycnr old fillies, SSO, play or pay, with SI,OOO added, Use second to have S2OO, dash IK miles, had twenty-three en tries and nine starters, aa follows: Ptcrroville, Tigress, Harper’s Lexington Ally, Tecnlo, Plenty, Eaglet, Easter, Planet, Lady Clipper, Clommlo Q. Keen Richards’ Clommlo O. was the favorite, Lorlllard’s Tigress a good second choice, nnd Har per's entry sometimes In the Acid. At the drum tap Eaglet led the group, bolding her own under the string, and down the Aral quarter of the regular mile, Tccalco second, and Lo rillard third. All now crowded up, tho LoHllard horse assuming tho front amid shouts of encouragement. At tho half-mllo Tigress went forward. Lorlllard second, Harper third, and Plenty fourth. At the turn these four were bunched neck nnd neck, alt galloping down tho homestretch together. Harper gradually went for ward, and passed In the winner; Plenty second, Lodv Clipper third, Lorlllard fourth. Time, S:42K> The second race was for the Louisville ladles’ stakes for 2-year-old Allies, dash onu-halg mile, $25, pay or play, S3OO added, second horse to havo SIOO. williams £ Oulng's entries. Classmate and Spring Branch, wore tho favorites; Green Clay’s Glooella second choice. After numerous bad starts, the horses jot away together tolerably well, Classmate leading. Soring Branch second, and others bunched. All lapped the leaders pretty closely down the stretch, Imt no change occurred except that Buford's Lizzie Whips got third position, Classmate first, Spring Branch second. Time, 50 seconds. The third ruco was for tho Association Purse, 8600; second, 8100; dash Similes. Elenie, tho favorite, led from tho start, and won easily la 3:4014? Damon second by half a length, Whisper third, and Hutchinson, the other entry, last. PIGEON-SHOOTING. IT DEXTER PARK. The regular Wednesday plgeon*shoot at Dexter Park was quite well attended yesterday, and many of the best shots In tho city took a band In the sport. The most important event of tho day was tbo match for tho buck's head—emblem of supen* ority of tbo Clnb—which had been held for nearly two years by Abner Price. O. C. Sher man was the challenger, and tho pair ebotat 10 single andfi pair, with tho following result: Sherman..ol 0 111111 I—H 1010 10 Oldr. Price 1 11011111 1-0 11 II 11 John Kldnman and Abner Price then shot at ten singles and flvo pairs for $25 a side, Price winning with eighteen birds, while bis opponent killed seventeen. Ed Thomas and Sherman then shot at ten straight for a wager, tho former winning with eight. An other match between tho same parties resulted in Sherman's winning. Several sweepstakes wore also shot, Price win ning one, Brice one, and Hinsdale one. It is in tended to continue tho Wednesday afternoon shoots oil summer. PEDESTI Till! EXPOBITIO] RIANISM. m TOURNAMENT progressed satisfactorily yesterday, and tho con testants in tho loug-dlstaoco walk had, up to 11 o'clock last night, covered tho following miles: Guyon 223 I Roach 175 Russell 211 Stowell KJO Flflold 200 Davis 155 Smith.. ..2001 O'Conner 130 Tho programme for to-day Includes a match at 4 p. u. between Stanton and Jolco, tho latter to get one mite in 10: afi-mtlo walking match between the lads Olmsted and Hill at 8:30, and the 5-inllo fat man's race (open to 200 pounds) at S:3O. o'lbary. SanFjuncisco, May still main tains bis lead, but Schmchl’s condition has much Improved during the day, and hla bacKorafecl more confident that bis endurance will make him a dan gerous competitor before the close of the match. BILIiIAIIDS. SEXTON VS. RUDOLPHS. Pnn,ATMn.riiu, May 17.-At the billiard tourna. meat to-night Sexton beat Rudolpbo, score »0(l to 100. making a run of 251, ami an average of 27 3*ll, Tbo game waa tluco-bull carom. TOTAL ABSTINENCE. Special jXtjxucA to The Tribune. LaFUllb, 111., May 17.-On the2slh mat. (here Is to be a county convention In this city of all the Catholic Temperance organization* of LaSalle County for the purpose of organizing a county union. A tong procession of the various societies in their respective uniforms, ami with banners ami bands of music, will bo a part of tbo programme for the day. OCEAN STEAMSHIP NEWS. . QirarasToww, May 17.—Steamship llccla, from Booton, has arrived. Antwerp, May 17. Steamship Switzerland, from Philadelphia, haa arrived. „ Boutuamptom, May 17.—Steamer Mosul, from Mew York, has arrived. New Yonu, May 17.—Stoeuor Victoria, from Glasgow, baa arrived. A Sadden Flood. Ltavtnvoorth (Aim.) 7Vms*. On Saturday evening, Samuel Jacobs etarted on boreeback for bis home, and, on trying to cross the Dig Stranger, he waa forced to turn back. En deavoring to turn hts borau around la order tore* trace bis stops, bo noticed a huge volume of water rushing right down upon Mm, and before bo could get out It overturned the horso. The force of the stream waa so stroog thsl tho animal could not re cover, and both hone and rider were swept down with the current. While passing a largo tree, Mr. Jacobs grasped one of IU Loughs, and, aftor much effort, drew himself up from tils bone and clear from tbo torrent. He climbed up into the branches of the true, and was forced to remain there all night. In toe uncertainty of what hfs fato might be before morning. When daylight arrived, tho water whs still too bub for Mm to escape. He then tried to attract attention by calling for help, but bis ef forts were not successful until about 12 o'clock on Sunday, when he was discovered by 1). U. Young, who guvo tho alarm, ond, procuring o boat, and with tho ossUtancs of some other gonllomeij res %»<*»»»* FOREIGN, Six of the Salonica Butchers Exe cuted in the Public Square. Crows of Foreign War Vessolg Witness tho Operation. Increasing Uaotulaeaa Among the CUriatiaas in Coaatantdaoplo. TUHKEY. TUB SALONICA OUTRAGE. Lootm,, M, y 17. -Advice, tram Salonlc, ,h|, tli«l «lx of the principal cnlprlla In tha recent oat ragea hare been publicly executed. Traneallllu prevails. H “ m J Salonica, May 17.—Up to tbo present tlm. eleven persons, ail of tho loweat class, have h*V« convicted of complicity In the murders. Of thS six have already suffered • death, as reported la 1 previous dispatch. The execution took dlscb if the public square. There was a large crowd IS spectators who manifested some exciterhcnL Crsil of tbu I- ronch and German men of war in tha h*V bor wore present. *“*• . LATEST. London, May 17.-A Vienna dispatch savs. panic prevails among tbo Christiana In RuatclmV and the Consuls have sent their families across % Danube. The Porto has refused to allow OrJSv mou-of war to pass the Dardanelles, declaring th.i the powers which signed the treaty of ParU srl alone entitled to station vessels of war lath! Golden Horn. U * l London, May 38—So, m.—Tlio Bnislan Tele, graphic Agency boa received a special communlca. si o ?siifys** tb f l P°P' llfttson .9* Consuntlnopli Is still discontented, and considers the chanew made In the Government not anmdolly radical The panic among Europeans has consequents much Increased, and foreign representatives i . taking every precaution. ,r# Lord Stratford do Iledcllffo, former Ambassadoi of Great Britain at Constantinople, writes to th* finite recommending a scheme for convention hi tween the Sultan and the guaranteeing powers f« tbo establishment of a religious equolllr. th» p W r . n fl mln l ßt^ t,o, i of . J'wUce, and porMclpst oa of Christians In the adinlnlslrallon of public aOaln throughout Turkey. The execution of these r*. forms to bo Intrusted to Uio mixed Commission, tho members of which shall bo responsible to tffl respective Governments. “ ,ou GREAT BRITAIN. TUB OAK6MEN, Dublin, May 17,—The differences between tbs Dublin University Boat Club and the Rowing Club have caused a secession of leading members of tbs former, Including the two Barringtons and Pent land. They will Join the Rowing Cinb, which lats organize two crews for the Henley Regatta. Thcs« two crows afterwards will bo consolidated and goto the United btates ns an International crew, u t, possible that the Boat Club may form aalniioDcnd, cut four for America, y O I—3 0 3-8 Hcmxcn. inis, 3. hied. Is dead ° y * MUy Count< r BB Malmesbury , FAILURES. .. L' o , ? Do . y t- Mfl . jr !7.~There were two failures ia the Stock Exchange to-day and ono yesterday. n connection with settlement. Tlio liabilities a« small. PETITION FOB PARDON. London, May 18—5 n. in.—Dr. Isaac Butt, Mr. 0 Conor.4*owcr, nnd Lord Conylnoham ycstcnli? forwarded to Disraeli a declaration signed by 1M members of Parliament In favor of the Fenian con vlctfl. FRANCE. TUB AMNCSTT DEBATE. Versailles, May 17.—1 n the Chamber of Depu ties this afternoon, tho amnesty debate was con tinued. Admiral Fourlshon, Minister of Marine, denied that the Communist convicts were bcat«a and chained, as tho Radical members, in tbeb speeches, assorted. Tho general debate was closed, nnd M. Rnsnall's motion for complete amnesty was made the order for to-morrow. GERMANY. CHURCH AND STATE. Cologne, May 17. —Prussia bos begun proceed lugs for tho deposition of tho Archbishop of Cologne. TEE EMPEROR WILL VISIT ALSACE. STBAsownn. May 17.—1 t Is expected that the Emperor William will visit Alsace during the sim mer. AUSTRIA. THE RECENT DUEL. Vienna, May 17.—Tho Prate announces thil tho Emperor, owing to the power of pardon rul ing on him, has ordered stopped the coim-mnrthl °f Coimt Kalournt, who killed Prince Auersperg hi THE METHODISTS. Proceedings of tho General Conference- Election of Hook Agents and Editors. Daltimoiie, Md., May 17.—1 n the Methodist Episcopal General Conference, to-day, tho Com* mltU'o on Centennial Observances In Commcmors* tlon of the Methodist Episcopal Conference, held in Baltimore, May SI, 1770, submitted a pro* gramme of exorcises, and requested tbo Board of Bishops to select one of tholr number to speak on tho occasion. After tho reference of several resolutions of minor Interest, tho Conference elected editors and other officers. Dr. D. D.Wbcdon was unanimously elected editor of tho Quarterly Jlevlew. mid Dr. J. 11. VlnccTit editor of the Sunday-school papers and tracts. Tho election of editors of the Christian Apologist and tho Oennan Magazine was post* Boned till to-morrow. Messrs. Nelson and Filli ps were ro-clcclcd by acclamation. Agents of tho New York Book Concern, and Messrs. Hitch cock and Walden, tbo only nominations for Agents of tho Western Book Concern, were also re-elected by acclamation. A motion to postpone the election of tho editor of tho Now York Christian Advocate was lost, and Dr. D. Curry, Dr. C. 11, Fowler, andE. 0. Haven were nut In nomination. The first ballot resulted ns follows: Whole number of votes, 321; neces* sary to a choice, 101; C. H. Fowler received 103; D. Curry, 143; E. 0. Haven, 10; Dr. Fowler was thon declared elected. The election of editors of tho HVifrrn, North western, Pittsburg, mid Central Christian Ad re* eatea and the Atlanta Methodist, was postponed till to-morrow, Tho Itcv. 11. 0. Benson, of Califor nia, was tho only nominee for editor of the Cell fomla Chriatiaa Advocate , and was elected unani mously, Tho elections for editors of tbo Northwester* Christian Advocate, Pacific Christian Advocate, mid Ladles* J'epotllory wus postponed. After a protracted discussion, a report wii adopted of the Committee on Missions, fixing two Secretaries as the number to bo employed by tbs Board of Managers. Adjourned. ALLOPATHY. Special Dispatch it The Tribune. Indianapolis, May 17.—T0-day tbo Indian* State Medical Society elected tho following officers! President. Dr. B. B. Boyd, of Wayne County; Vice-President, E. D. Laogblln, Orange County;' Secretary, Q. V, Woolen, of Marion; Assistant Secretary, 0. W. Durian, of Lawrcncoj Treasurer, L. C. Walker, of Marlon; Librarian, J. R. Featb* erstone, of Marion. Delegates were elected to the American Medical Association and to the Ns tional Medical Congress which meets at Philadelphia in September. Dr. J. ft Beck gave notice tbat at the next meeting be would offer an amendment to tbo constitution providing that the membership of tbo Society shall consist of white males only, lu accordance with the ussrd of the American Medical Association. Dr. Helm, from the Committee on the Insane, reported rer bally, recommending tbat this Society ask in* Legislature to put the management of all Insane la the hnndsof a stale Commission of Lunacy. Tbs report was accepted, and the Committee continued. The Society then adjourned. TELEGRAPHIC NOTES. New York. May 17.—The health of Cardlnil McCluskoy U Improving, and It Is thought probabU that he will visit Cincinnati to attend the celebra tion of the golden Jubilee of Archbishop Borcell. Assitiuitla, 0., Way 17.—A cargo of over TOO tons of Lako Superior Iron ore waa received at A*n* tabula burbot yesterday. This la the first arrival of the season from Lake Superior, nous having been received at either Erie or Cleveland this ?«*'• A Freedman Who Attends to Iltulneas. . polumlut {GnA tuquirtr. . . , . Tho other doy we noticed four fine, sleek-look* Ing mules drawing a load of cotton through Broad street. They wore tho best kept mules that wo Lavo seen. Upon Inquiry wo found that the b*n» belonged to Jim Baker, colored, who rents Una from Sir. J. Kyle. JltoralsedSOObushelspf corn ami thirty-six bales of cotton last year with four head of slock—2oo bushels and nine bales to too mule. The cholera destroyed several of bU hog>- otherwise be would nut have bought one pound er meat. Ho now bus the cash to buy everything mas ho needs, aud wo heard a merchant say that ne would credit him for (1,000 at any lime, »•"* makes at least ouo-quart«r more produce upon mo sumo amount and quality of laud tbanbuneigu' bors. He was raised by Mr. John Wolfolk, sodw deemed by every one who knows him a* a •«/*■** toned, honest, and hard-working man. within bis Income, attends to,bis business, ana thus succeeds. Ants la Harvard Library. CollcM^Sbrar^^eipOMd. to • M* danger in the shaps of the white auU which ho* t» puulU ravages among the books in Gore Hall. * bos fortunately boanalscovercdln time to pw*eni future depredations. Tbo turf around the a*JI b*! been taken HD OiM gra»ii MtiUtntud UlJfV 0 DioiccUoa.

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