Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 19, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 19, 1876 Page 2
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2 of a special committee to unravel It. I therefore move that If be referred to a special committee, and beg that 1 may be excused from acre Ing on it. nvnnr op. Aid. Hildreth—l shall continue to think that we ought not to delay In tho premises. Perhaps It la not known to every gentleman of the Connell that there is an Injunction ponding aa amlnsllho Clly Connell—the City Government—forbidding their taking any action In tho premises. If tny resolu tion m** n * anything, it moans to sell tho property for the turn of money that tho railroad companies have offered. If the Council passes It, they can soli tbrit property for SBOO,OOO, and glveslmplya quit-claim deed. It Is made the duty of the Comp troller to Uko steps Immediately towards making this sale. The first thing hcwonld have to do would bo towards dissolving the Injunction. That Will take time. We most move at once If we wish to do anything towards getting money for the roller of the city, end saving It from borrowing end pay ing oat money. Reference to a eommlltcc lakes lime. It dolave the matter. The proposition Is Elalnnnon Its face. Tho railroad companies say icy will pay *BOO,OOO for ft quit-claim deed to that property, tho city protecting them against the fights of the people upon Michigan avenue or otter places, wherever It may be. may appear In tho future. It should be the first act of the Connell to lake steps at once ‘owarda re moving that Injunction and selling tho properly, .0 there will be no delay and that the e«oln(1 0n wj 11 bo passed, the deed mode, and tbs railroad com panies at once commence their workl won that piece of property, and, pat down there a thousand men who are walking the streets of Chicago asking fo Ald? r oilhcrt—l heartily agree with Aid. Thomp son’s amendment. I cannot see any object In forc ing this on the Connell at tho present time. The majority of us are new membere, not con versant with the facts. Wo have heard about it Incidentally for three or four years, Iralwearonot thoroughly acquainted with the matter, and whllo wo are legislating on, the subject wo should he very careful. I should bo willing to sell U for SBOO,OOO If we do not sacri fice any rights, but If there are questions of ripa rian rights. or If there arc persons who have case ments, and wo undertake to sell for SBOO,OOO what Is worth a million, wo ought to Investigate all these points by reference to a special committee, or, as nas been suggested, to those on Judiciary and Finance. I think a special committee would be belter, because they would have ample opportunity to examine Into tho whole matter. If they find that Iho city, in granting a quit-claim deed, and get ting SBOO. Ow), docs not sacrifice any rights of Us own or of its cltlxens, I think there Is no member of this Council but would be perfectly willing to vole for the sale of the property. I think all prop erly of the city which Is not naed should bo at onco sold and tbs money used to pay tho city Indebted n Aid. Lcngschor believed that the JndlclarvCom mlttcccmbraccdas much legal talcntas could bo put into any special committee, and that therefore tho matter should be referred to tho regular Judi ciary Committee. . , ~ Aid. Sheridan—Lest these gentlemen should say something to bring us Into contempt In the United Slates Court, I move the previous question. The previous question was ordered, and the ques tion being put on Aid. Thompson’s amendment, re sulted—yeas, 33; nays, I—Aid. LcngachSt. Tint COMMITTEE. The Mayor subsequently appointed as the Special Committee Aid. Aldrich, Throop, Gilbert, Llnseu- Vuth, and Lcngacbcr. STREET IMPROVEMENT. PAVING TUB INTERSECTIONS. Aid. Gilbert asked and obtained leave to sub mit a report from the Committee on Streets and Alleys of the South Division, with on ac companying ordinance directing the Board qf Public Works to allow James G. Mdican to curb, grade, mid pavo Indiana avenuo from Twenty-third to Twenty-ninth street by private contract. Aid. Thompson—! desire to offer an amend ment: “Provided that the Board of Public Works advertises for proposals to curb, grade, and pave the Intersections, and let tho work to the lowest bidder.” Aid. Throop expressed his gratification at tho amendment. He had been Informed that Jit tho last meeting there had been incautiously passed a number of ordinances by which a large sum of money had been appropriated which might have been saved. lie behoved that In many Instances a large percentage would bo saved by advertising, tlftcn people wero willing to pay a larger price for the sake of having the work done at oneo. Therefore tho contractors urged on tho people, and they con sented to having It done by private con tract, tho result being that tho dty looked very badly, direct after street was paved In little patches here and there. It looked ae if half of the inhabitants wore bankrupt, and the rest mado oat somohuw or other to get tho thing done ae cheaply as powlbly. The plan of al lowing a number of nroporty-bolduni to have tho street in front of (heir houses paved by a special contract, and then have an assessment made by the city on those who did not cams into tho arrange ment, was objectionable hi many respects. lie knew an Incident on Adams street where a man had tho Htrcct paved Immediately In froutof Ida house, und his neighbor across tho way was as sessed' by the city, and tbe money was not collected for same years. Of course, all travel on tl»o struct went In front of the house of Iho man who had paved, and bis pavement was all worn out before tho otbur man had paid his assess ment. Aid. Gilbert was in favor of advertising os a general thing, bat thought that In this Instance tho contractor would do tho work as low any ono who would answer Uie advertisement Thu con tractor bad given bond to pave audeurb (he street, and therefore there would be none of those diffi culties complained of by Aid. Throop. iLD. THOMPSON'S POSITION. Aid. Thompson—lt is about time that we enter on this coarse of economy that wo are sent here to inaugurate. At the last meeting we passed two or three resolutions, and unnecessarily appropriated some of tho city’s money,—unnecessarily and ex travagantly, We all understand bow this matter of Btreetpaving Is done. It la on -a petition of the property-owners. The contractors really do It all. and there are bat few Instances in which the matter (s not started by them. They plead with the property owners and urge them to sign the petition. Blnce too contractor Is unable to collect from iho house set down In the list for a long time, ana never docs collect some of them, be necessarily has charged a higher price In order to cover bis risks— ranch higher than If the cash were paid down. This resolution authorizes the pave ment of the Intersections nt the rate that ban been Fald In these circumstances, which is probably rom 30 to 60 per cent more than should be paid by the city If It pays cash. I make these remarks be caves I etsto acre publicly that 1 never will consent myself hereafter to the passage of any resolution of this klpd, but Inasmuch as thin Com mutes takes upon Itself the responsibilities of stating that they nave thoroughly investigated the matter, and that by advertising the bids no lower proposals will bo obtained, 1 will withdraw the Amendment which I made. Aid. Sheridan explained and Justified the report •f the Committee. Aid. TUroop stated (hat last week bo had voted for a resolution which bo behoved was for paving from Archer avenue to UaUled-strect bridge, built tamed oat to bo for paving the Archer-avenue bridge over the South Fork of the South Branch, costing tho dty ebonl B*o,ooo. Aid. Aldrich statod tliat Indiana avenue, between Twenty-second and Twenty-ninth streets, was at present all tom m>. It was m thickly settled a section aa any Id the city, and the completion of the work was Imperatively demanded. There ■were but four street intersections to be paved and tbo cost would be slight. Aid. Hildreth explained at great length that, ow ing to the small amount of street Improvement now being done there was great competition among (ho contractors, who wished to keep their men and teams busy, and work could be done far more cheaply under the private contract system than un der tne old fashion. The report was adopted. UISCEIiEANEOUS BUSINESS. ALDUUMAMIO DADOES. Aid. Lawler offered the following: littolud, That the City Clerk bo and Is hereby instructed to procure suitable budges, the same to bo worn by tbs members of the Council. Aid. McCrea said he bail understood that for years U had been tho custom of the Council to furnish budges, or, in other words, stars, similar to those worn by policemen. Why should not the retiring Aldermen Icuto behind them those which they bad wunu He had understood that those purchased for the last Council cost 86 oplooo—quite an expensive thing. They could be of no earthly use for those gentlemen, so why not recall them and save n couple of hun dred dollars? If they were going In fur economy let them begin right there. Aid, Lengacber eatd the old Aldermen kept them •a relics,— something of Interest to their children. Aid. HcCtea said the stare could bo of no u»o to the outgoing men. Better a straight record than a •tar. Aid. McAnloy said it was all new to him. Why did an Alderman want a badge t He did noU Aid. Rrigga was In favor of any man who wanted a atsr baying one. lie wanted none. Aid. Tbroop aald ha vraa ashamed of the one be wore as an Alderman man? years ago. it looked like an Indian ornament, Qo did not wish to wear any star. Aid. Lawler explained that he bad understood there were time* when Aldermen would need a badge—laelThursday for Instance. Aldermen were pobue officers, and Incase of riot, etc., should have some distinctive mark, lie himself intended to have one anyway. Aid. Sheridan explained that in case of fire, etc., such badges were often of considerable service. Aid. VCrsa offered ee an amendment that the City Clerk call on the retiring Aldermen for their badge*. A friend of bla had been ordered to mov' along by an Individual with a badge who would not give nia name, and was probably a retired Alder* nan. Aid. Cnllerton offered but subsequently withdrew an amendment to the effect that the badge baa staff, 0 feel high, 8 feet thick, andli feet wide. Aid. Lawlor accepted Aid. ilcCrca's amendment, and the reaolatloa as amsnded was adopted. IMVMTIOATIfIO ALD. WRITS. Aid. Smith offered the following: • ..WssiJua, It has coma to my knowledge through Investigation and certain etateinoste have appeared ' Is the »»My papers setting forth that the late ales* ttoa retains of (beTeathWerd b we been mutilated gsHsredhetweeaibjUaaof UmUy oidccUan andtho canvassing of the rolnrnsef the Common Council; therefore! wCnld move that a Commutes of throe be appointed by the Chair to Investigate paid charges, and that said Commit tee have authority to demand of the City Clerk and election Judges of aald ward all documents and evidence In thel r possession relative to the case, and rnport the result of said Investiga tion to this Council at its next regular meeting. Aid. Thompson moved the reference of tho rose- Intlon to the Committee on Judiciary. , . AM. Hildreth moved Its passage In order to Justify or condemn somebody, lie had hoard tho day before that there was some rumor of that kind, that there wore aoma alterations made In connec tion with the returns of the Tenth Word. The matter was one which should bo settled as quickly as possible, so that the accused might not remain under a clond or the accuser continue doing an act of injustice. To refer tho resolution would simply be holding a terrorism over somebody. Aid. Smith hoped the resolution would pass, for tho very reason which Aid. Hildreth had Just elated. If tho report was delayed It left a cloud hanging over certain parlies whose names had been mentioned in connection with the mutilation. He thought it nothing more than Iho duty of tho Corn ell to And out tho truth of the matter at soon aa possible. He therefore moved the passage of tho resolution. Aid. Thompson bad no objection to tho passage of the resolution, and no desire for delay In the matter. Ho know neither accused, accuser, nor accusation. His only Idea was that, Inasmuch as there were standing committees, It was not neces sary to have a special committee appointed for the purpose of investigating tho matter. The resolution waa referred to tho Printing Com mittee. nr.t.wa lake park. Aid. Dal Yard offered the following: . . Jletolvfd, That this Council direct tho Hoard of Public Works to notify tho Superintendent of Lake Park to receive all tho manure that may bo offered for tho filling of Loko Park, and that ho begin at tho north end of the unfinished part of said park and fill It continuously and regularly to grade os ho proceeds south, and to cover np dally the manure so delivered with soil or In offensive debris that may bo received In like man- It'was amended by striking oat all reference to advertising, and was unanimously adopted. ADVERTISING FOR BIDS. Aid. Gilbert moved that hereafter all paving, curbing, and filling of any street, the Intersection of streets, or any other work to bo done by con tract for the City of Chicago, bo lot only after tho Board of Public Works have advertised in some daily paper of said city fur bids for sacb work, and that tno same bo lot to tho lowest responsible bid der. with tbe approval of this Connell. Referred (0 tno Committee on Local Assess ments. RETRENCH. Aid. Throqpoffcrod the following! Rttolttd, That the Finance Committee Inquire, and report to the City Council os soon as practica ble, whether the Interests of the city do not require the snspenslon for the present of work upon sev eral contracts for nubile improvements. There were, said Aid. Throop, some largo con tracts which should be stopped till the Council saw its way to pay the workmen. The Finance Com mittee would bo helped in its labors by temporarily cutting off these heavy expenditures. Aid. Cnllcrton opposed the resolution. It would stop work on the Blue Island avonuo viaduct, for instance, an Improvement which gave an outlet to a large manufacturing section. He moved Us reference to the Joint Committees on Streets and Alik Briggs, as a member of tbo Finance Com mittee, explained that they did not desire to stop any such improvements, bat simply to look over the whole ground. , . , The subject was referred to tbo Finance Cota mttlce. ORDERS. Aid. Kerber Introduced an order directing tho Board of Public Works to rebuild the wolks of Polk street between Fifth avenue and the bridge. It was referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, Booth Division. Aid. Sweeney submitted on order directing the Bonn! of Public Works to lay water pipes on Elm street between Chatham and Crosby streets, which was referred to tho Committee on Streets and Al leys, North Division. Qn motion of Aid. Sheridan, the Board of Pub- Networks woo directed to annul an assessment made Sept. 17. 1873, to grade and cinder th* alley In Block 5, Adam Murray’s addition. Council then adjourned. THE MAYORALTY. KO CUANOE IN THE SITUATION. There was an utter absence of anything bordering on tho sensational yesterday around tho Clty-Uoll. Mayor Iloyne was early at his sanctum In tho City Clerk’s office, ami was basltycugagcd during tho greater portion of tho day in perfecting bis inaugural message, and discussing matters of municipal politics with tho Aldcrmcu as they dropped in. During tho forenoon ho received tho following communica tion from Mr. Colvin, wlio still subscribes Idm sclf Mayor. What some people will do in their dotage is beyond comprehension: CntOAno, May IS, 1870.— The lion. Thomat Uoyne, Chicago— Bm: I am In receipt of yonr note of the 17th Inst., in which you call uy attention to See. 5, Art. VI. of thu city charter: claim that you have ocen elected Mayor of this city; that you have qualified os such officer; request me to deliver to yoa all property, books, etc., In my possession belonging to the office, and to yield possession up to you of tho room In the City-Hall Building dcrig noted for the use of tlw Mayor. I take It that tbo object of your communication ii merely to protect your pretended claim to the office in question, and therefore, this my acknowledgement of the receipt, fully accomplishes your purpose. If, however, you desire any further answer, 1 will comply within tho time prescribed by law. Respectfully, 11. 1). Colvin, Mayor. In tho legal situation there was nothing nuw. Mr. Hoyno’a counsel hope to furnish their plead ings some time to-day, and In that event the papers will bo died during tho afternoon .with tho Clerk of the Criminal Court. Napoleon and Sir Hudson Lowe at Rt. Helena. Shortly after the Fifty-third Regiment left tbo island, a ship arriving from England with dis patches, Sir U. Lowo came to Longwood to seo Napoleon. Ho sent word by Marshal Bertrand that ho bad some orders which ho wished to show him. Napoleon sent word In reply that be could not be scon, and therefore Sir Hudson could send tbo papers or orders to him. Sir 11. Lowe then soot word that he wished to see Bonaparte personally. Bertrand returned again, and said that It was Im possible, as the Emperor was confined to his bod. Sir Hudson Lowe then loft, saying he would come the next day. Napoleon kept his room all tbo re mainder of that day, and when Sir Hudson Lowo arrived the following morning Napoleon wss os ob stinate, and sent tbo same message as the day be fore; but Sir Hudson, being somewhat (and not unnaturally) Irritated, seat word by Marshal Bertrand that ho must see him, that be would not wait any longer, and that If Napoleon was not able to conic out he would go In to him. To this message Napoleon soot no answer, but kept Sir . Hudson wilting for about two hours. Sir Hudson then went to Napoleon’s bedroom door and knocked eeveral times, but received no answer. He then sakl to Marshal Bertrand, loud enough for Napoleon to hear, that If the door were not opened be must force It; after waiting some time, and still receiving no answer, Sir Hudson Lowe asked me If Bonaparte was taking any medicine, or If he was confined to bis bed.’ I replied that 1 did not know of his taking any medicine, but that be had kept bis room for two days. Sir Hudson knocked again, but obtained no response. He then went to the new house which was building, and brought one of the sappers and miners with a crowbar, and song out that if Napoleon did not give him admit tance he would break the door open immediately. Still there was no answer. I certainly must auy that Sir Hudson had a groat deal of patience on this occasion. At last he ordered the man to prize the dour open, which ho didos gently as he could Behold Napoleon sitting In his chair at the window in his morulng-gown reading a book. When Sir Hudson Lowe entered Napoleon roee from his chair with a very scornful look, bat noways In a poeslon, end said, “Impudent and presumptuous radian I du your Instructions authorise yon to forte admittance to your superior in this Insolent and unlawful manner? Do you English always treat your guests so? Ha foil guest or prisoner, you hare no right thus to Intrude on my privacy. * Sir Hudson Lowe answered, “Iknow nothing of any gacet here, bnt I do perfectly well know Gen. Bonaparte, a prisoner of war, under charge of an English Governor, and that yon are he, and have no right by any means to prevent the supervision appointed by His Majesty's Privy Council. As Governor and Commander-In-Chief of this island and Its forces, you well know that I am authorised to haw access to you whenever 1 deem It necessary, and that It Is part of my duty to read ana proclaim to you, General, and four fellow-prisoners the orders and instructions hut I may receive from time to time.” Here Sir Hudson throw sumo papers on the table. Napoleon then said, with some warmth: “ Presumptuous man I 1 know yon woll. False and violent,—bah I you are nut worthy to arouse my Ire,—your In structions order that whatever concerns the Em peror or bis suite shall be Introduced by the allied Commissioners, aad not by the Governor. Take this for answer: The Emperor will not look at anything forced upon him by violence; the Em peror will not hear anything yon may have to auy, whether from yourself or from those who hlrt you to abuse the laws of hospitality and oppress men who relied on your ounntnr's generosity. I have done." And he resumed his book. Sir Hudson Lowo then said quite calmly i “From Gen. Bona parte’s treatment of the Commissioners whenever they have visited Longwood. they decline coming hither again, but they shall be sent fur to see the orders which nave arrived duly executed by every individual whom they may couccru, without any distinction of persons. ’'—Hi.Jaine*' HayatUn, Don Pedro ami the Monkeys. Washington Chrontclf. Tha Emperor Dom Fcdro vlolled the Smltlt* ■onion Institution, and while parin'* intently at a largo cose of monkeys of all sorts mnl sir.es, remarked that they reminded him mui'c of Ura cil than anything no hud aeon In iliia country. To this a little diminutive, dried-up, il.irk-skln aed bystander made bold to inquire: “ 'tjposo you'vo got plenty of them In Hruxilt” To which thu Dom instantly answered: "Yes, u * wilderness of monkeys '-plenty-plenty: and I see you've got a few la this The whole party laughed; but perhaps the Dom didn't mean anything, and perhaps he did. Tbo little man said no more, ’cause the big Dom riled, as if 1* slight strike from THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: FRIDAY. MAY 19, 1870. POLITICAL. The City Republican Primaries Opposed to Beveridge by Over Four to Ono. Kentucky Republicans Relieve in Bristow and Hard Money. Some Comments on tho Action of tho Ohio Democracy, The Delaware Republican Delegates Solid for Blaine. What Is Thought of Blaine in His Own District. Peter Cooper Declines the Inflation Crown, and Suggests Dill Allen. XiOCAIj politics. THE TIDAL WAVE AGAINST BEVERIDGE. The primaries for the election of delegates to the County Republican Convention were held yesterday oftemoon hi tho wards of the city and In tho country towns, and generally passed oil quietly. Tho delegates named will moot Saturday afternoon in Union Hall, corner Mon roe and Clark streets, and will elect eighty delegates to tbe State Convention at Spring- Held. FIRST WARD. Tljo primaries for the First Ward were held yesterday afternoon from 4 to 7, for the election of ten delegates to the Republican County Cun* ventton. It was noted a few days ago that the two Republican dubs of the ward had united on a ticket of which each named lire, and wliieh was to bo supported by both factions. It ap peared yesterday, however, that “the other club” bad, aswaschargcd, acted In bad faith: and, after agreeing to support the compromise ticket, had mode up one wholly Dcverldgc, and tried to elect that, and so give the acting*Govcruor the whole vote of the ward. It was strange to see some good Republicans who had promised to standby the agreed ticket-peddling the other. The attempt was, however, unsuccessful, and the original ticket was elected by the following vote: Lincoln Dabols 125 Edwin Langley 52 Arthur Dixon 12.‘l|Jobn Lyle King 51 Louis Haas 1211 Thomas Carton 51 •loscpUK. 0. Forrest. 120 M. Gclsslcr 51 Wm. 1L Richardson. 120 William O. Ogle 51 Abner Tay10r........ 76 Seth Wh0c10........... 2 Lewis L. Coburn..... 75 Leonard Swvtt 75 Henry F. Lewis T- Johnson H. Jordan....GO Tire first five names In tho first column were on both tickets, and tlio split or Beveridge tick et was made by adding to them the first live names In the second column. As before stated, tho delegation Is hall Beveridge and half Cul lom. SECOND WARD, Although the aggregate vote was light—lees than 200 ballots having been deposited—there was considerable opposition, nod some of the suc cessful candidates mode a home run only by the skin of their teeth. Tbo elected ones ore: Charles L. Wilson, Elliott Anthony, It. W. Jackson, W. H. Turner, Dr. D. C. Smith, F. C. Vlcrling. Sam uel Bliss, and It. M. Mitchell. On the Guberna torial question tbo delegation stands seven for Cul lom and one for Beveridge. rnuiD WARD. Very little Interest was manifested In tho primary in this ward. Tho vote was light, and the tegular ticket met with very little opposition. The suc cessful ones are: James 11. Rees, Henry Sayre, S. A. Irish, Ooorgo Armour, E. 11. Myers, C. M. Culbertson, E. Q. Keith, A. C. Calkins, N. 8. Bouton, and Jesse B]>alding. After the closing of the polls, the dclegstes-clect hold a caucus on tho Gubernatorial altaation. Their conclusion they refused to reveaL It is understood that they stand evenly divided. FOURTH WARD, In the Fourth Ward, though tbo vote polled was light, the Beveridge faction nude a very hard light for tIM supremacy. Tito bad weather kept away a great many persons, but (hero Is no doubt that the Beveridge ticket polled tho full strength which it possesses In the ward. The victory there is tho more complete because Bam Raymond. Bever idge's son-in-law, and Maj. McLaughlin- came there during the afternoon, and endeavored to create an enthusiasm for iho Acting-Governor, and drum up votes foe the delegation In his inter est. Tbo tickets were as follows: For Beveridge: James L. High, 0. 0. Squires, George M. How, J. 8. Cooper, Ferry A. Hull, A. F. Brown, George W. Hoffman, L. Goldhardt, W. W. Perkins, P. O. Dodge, P. L. W.. Jansen, C. F. Uoxnlck, E. L. Barber. Tito Cnllotn ticket Included Sidney Smith, C. W# Woston, V. A. Marsh, W. E. Frost, O. W. Clapp, Frank Drake, D. N. Bash, E. A. Small. U. If. Bcldlng. U. M. Wood, D. E. Sibley, Erich War neke, Richard Bradley. The Beveridge crowd issued circulars alluding to "Stone-Harper Rings" and other side issues, which only reflected back upon themselves. Tho total vote cast was but 415, of which the ticket headed by Sidney Smith received 247, and that bended by J. L. Iligh.lGS, giving the Cnllom del egation 7U majority. The following arc the names of the delegates elected from tho Fifth Ward: William Van Olln do, Henry WollT, Joseph dmitb, J. U. Bingham, Henry Deafer, John C. Fol*. There was bat one ticket in (ho field, and but 40 votes wero polled. Tho polls were located at the comer of Butler and Twenty-sixth streets. The delegation goes to the Convention without Instruc tions, though all the delegates, with ouu excep tion, uro strong Cullom men. SIXTH WAJID, The election was held at No. 001 Booth Ilalsted street. Only DO votes were cast, and they wero given for the following ticket, which bad no oppo sition, and Isa nnlt for Beveridge: Christopher Tegtmcycr, JobnUnebl, T. C. Driver, Jacob Ku kaka, Henry Yalk, E. J. Decker. SEVENTH WAIID. Tho two Republican Clubs hod tickets In the field, and the contest was quite lively. The voting place was at the comer of Brown and Maxwell streets. The men on both tickets favored Cullom. The successful delegates were elected by a majority of 118, 542 votes being cast. Following are the names: C. Tarnow, A. Mans, A. Graham, 11. linger, Q. Hammerer, W. 11. Dunham, 11. Kocrbcr. UiartTH WAUD. At the Eighth Ward polls, at No. 170 West Har ris street, ihuru was but little opposition to the delegate list put into the field by tho Ward Club, and fully three-fourths of these were opposed to Beveridge, and unflinchingly In favor of Shelby M. Cullom. Tbo balance of the delegation wero Inclined to favor lUdgwuy or soma other candi date, rather than Beveridge. The oppos ing ticket bad at Us bead the nmtne of Frank Lawler, a great favorite, and onoof the newly elected Aldermen, but the knowledge that Beveridge’s friend, M. M. Miller, bad a hand In Its drafting, was sufilcloot to coun terbalance a thousand each popular names, and when the polls dosed only a score or two of the tickets wen found In tho box. The Toting was done In a very quiet and orderly manuor. The list In as follows: John Stephen**, Philip A. lloync, George M. Bpollord, Chris Muuier, J. P. Scanlon, Mark Hardin, M. F. Barrett, J. F. Caulfield. NINTH WAUO. Tha Ninth Ward lUpablliana—nearly every man In tlia ward lea Republican—turned out en ma«i»c yuuturday at tho polls, No. 110 Went Madison nlruet, and each did bis level beat to further the Interest of hi* put candidate. Throughout the afternoon, until the poll* cloned, there was gathered a large crowd, nearly every one uf whom wos a ticket-peddler. ana no two appeared to be peddling thu same ticket*. It wua a vnrllalilo Uabel of tickets. That put In the Held liy the Ward Club was bended, “Opposed to the nomination of Guv. John L. Dcveriugu," and. consequently easily distanced Ita many com* pehtors, and was elected by a considerable major* Ur. One man upon it, 31 r. J. J. Montague, failed of election by a lew votua, not becaose uf his name being scratched, but because ho was unfortunate enough to be omitted from all the split llckuls. Mr. J. 31. Van Osdol was elected In Montague's (dace, and really belonged upon that ticket, aa ho ; will favor Cullom. Toe tickets bore all surU of heading* calculated to load or mislead the intelli gent voter. Thu most prominent were: “Op* posed to All Rings;" “WeA*k for a New Deal;" and “lllalno fur President," the latter of which was beaded by the name of J. M. You Osdel. The list elected was as follows: W. 11. Thompson, U. W. Dyball, Fred Iloerner, J. 31. VsnO»dcl, Thomas Kckanll, John liollr.ian, T. 31. Aveay, £. F. Gale, Ell Montgomery, 11. F. Oliver. TENTH WAUD. In the Tenth Ward the vote was very light and tha ticket nominated bylhuwsrd club was vloctud without opposition, as follows: 11. D. Jennings. 11. 11. Marlin, John Clutgusell, 0. It. MaUua, ana A. McKowr.io. Tbo delegatus, a* already Inti mated, stand four to on* against Revurldgo. Tho*u against lioverldge aru in favor of Cullom, and tbo lone Individual fur Roverldgo Is by uus mnaus enthusiastic. BLXVBNTH WAIIU. Following 1* the successful tltUotlulhe Eleventh Ward: A. F. Minor, U. H. Alhlu, H. V. bloror, \V. Woodard. W. 11. Wells, 3lunroc Heath, i), J. Avery, U. W. Carter, C. N. Holden, A. W. Ed wards, F. A. Riddle. These gentlemen go to tbo Convention unpledged, bat aro known as anti* Dovuridgs. TWELFTH WARD. A fair amount uf interest was manifested In the primary la tha Twelfth Want, and the rcaolt was eminently satisfactory to the Culiom men, their sthAlo thataa lining as foilnua-d. & FeL* ley. John Williams, L. IJ. Blshee, A. M. Wright, K. B. Boldwim It E. Jenkins, 0. I). Hockley, Martin Howard, J. L, Campbell, C. 11. Crane, ft. I* Hopeh. J. L. Silversmith, W. M. Longhlln, C. 0. Koolsaat, Avery Moore. TJIIKTBSNTtI WAIID. The regular ticket wos easily elected In tho Thir teenth ward, it was composed of the following names, all strongly Oullom in their proclivities: W. \V. Bingham, 8. 13. Cleveland, Ludwig Wolff, A. F. Bradley, James N. Clark, 11.1% Thompson, Henry Miller, 11. B. Murdork. FOURTEENTH WARD. In tho Fourteenth Ward the vnto was qnlte re spectable and the contest lively. The Republican Club bad nominated a ticket (a the interest of Beveridge, but the trick was exposed at an early hour, and another ticket was put into the field, pledged to no one, but for the must part eppposed to Beveridge. The anil- Deverldgu ticket was elected by a greater majority than thu Beveridge ticket received votes, as fol lows: Nick Eokunrdt, Pauls Schultx, I’ctar Kill basso; Jacob Dcutsch, Adolph Wilke, Ingwcll Olcson, August Wondcl, and 11.I 1 . Pendercrail. Tho ticket stands six to ono against Beveridge and In favor of Collorn. FIFTEENTH WARD. The following delegates wore elected: T. W. Mack, Fred Denslngcr. Henry Oeldcnman, Henry Auiulmachcr, J. G. Barker, Gonrad Foltx. The delegation Is pledged to Beveridge. SIXTEENTH WARD. The following Is tho list of delegates: Lonla Behalf - ner, I*orentz Brontano. John Loeber, William Schna bel. Henry Spiel. Charles Frobst, Jacob Longachcr. This delegation is pledged to Gullom. SEVENTEENTH WARD. At the primoiy election In tho Seventeenth Ward, which was hclant the corner of Marketslreot and Chicago avenue, there wore two tickets in the Held, both of which claimedUo 1m for Cußotn. There •com to ho no Beveridge men in this ward. The regular Club ticket was elected, recelvtngQlS votes, while the opposition ticket received but 118 voles. The regular ticket, which was elected. Is as follows: CapL O. W. Hale, Bernard Jcnssuns, John 8. Mullen, Thomas Turney, N. F. Nelson. The defeated ticket was as follows: George L. ward, B. Janssens, A. U. Robinson, Olof Vider, Robert Knight. EIGHTEENTH WARD. The primaries of the Eighteenth Ward were held at tho North Hide Turner Hall. There wore two tickets in tho field—tho regular Clubtlcket,pledged to Gullom and Bristow, and an Independent un pledged ticket, which, however, was un derstood to have been gotten up in the Interest of Beveridge. The poll was sur rounded by an excited crowd of people from tho time St opened until its close. Tho total number of votes cast was 508, of which tho regu lar or Gullom ticket received 312, and tho other ticket 170, tho balance of tho votes being scatter ing. The following is the ticket elected: E. C. Lamed, Louis C. Ruck, Isaac N. Arnold, W. P. Houghtallng. Henry N. Maim, Qcn. A. N. Chet lain, Henry Ijiuboubclmor, Gen. George W. Smith, Henry Lumpartcr, Julian 8. Rumscy. Tho Independent ticket, which was defeated, wo* as follows: Henry W. King, Horace P. Waite, William Bessemer, Watson Griffith, B. 11. Sellgg man, JalmThlelon, William Nasbuumcr. Edward Hempstead, John Atwater, William Kuccken. Utter* Cullonu Mgs. !*. 7 1 .. 5 r. ..13 0 .. 5 1 .. 0 G ..7 0 ... 0 2 ... 10 0 ... 4 1 ... 11 0 ... 15 0 .. H 0 .. G 1 ... 0 0 ... 7 0 ... r> o .. 10 o First Ward Second Ward Third Ward Fourth Ward Fifth Ward Sixth Ward Seventh Ward...... Eighth Ward Ninth Ward Tenth Ward Eleventh Ward.... Twelfth Ward Thirteenth Ward... Fourteenth Word.. Fifteenth Ward.... Sixteenth Ward.... Seventeenth Ward. Eighteenth Ward.. Total city 124 28 This would seem to indicate with sufficient clearness what kind of men will bo selected at to morrow's Convention to cast tho SO votes of Cook County In the Convention to nominate tbo next Governor of Illinois. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. MAINS. Dbspiainxs, 111., May 18.—At thoprlmanrmeet ing held in this village this aftomoon fertile pnr- Eo«b*f electing one delegate to the Cook County onventlon, to bo bold hi Chicago Saturday, the 20th Inst,, Col. T. P. Itobb, of Park Kidgo, was unanimously chosen delegate. The Town of Maine instructs her delegate to vote for Beveridge. ILIiINOIS. FBOTUA COUNTV—TUB AUDITOnSUIT. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Peouia, 111., .May 18.—The Republican County Convention met In this city to-day. The dele gates to the State Convention wore Instructed to vote for Cnllom and Harlow. Dr, L A. Powell, of Olncy, Richland County, was In the city to-duy looking after his interest for the Auditorulflp. The Doctor la one of tho orig inal Republicans, a very intelligent gentleman, a lino canvasser, well known throughout tho State, and. if nominated, would poll a largo Tote. He is making friends wherever ho goes. LEXINGTON CODNTV. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Pontiac, 111., May 18.—A largo and harmo nious Convention of Republicans of Lexington County was held here yesterday to select dele gates to tho Stato Convention. John McWill iams, of Odell, was chosen Chairman, and C. L. Palmer and A. E. Ellis were chosen Secretaries. The following persons were chosen as delegates for the Statu Convention: J. O. Strong, John Mc- Williams, John Virgin, E. A. Bungs, William Strawn, F. L. Allis, John Hart, G. D. Gray. Six of the delegates ore out and out Cnllom men, and two are for Utdgwsy. It. M. Jones, of Vontloc, was chosen Chairman of tbo Connty Central Committee. DEWITT COUNTY. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Clinton, 111., May IB.—Tho Dewitt County Re publican Convention was held to-day to elect dele gates. Twelve out of thirteen townships were represented. Tho Instructions wore for Cullom for Governor and Scroggs for Secretary of State. Hampton, for Auditor, will probably get tho vote. Tho following are tho delegates to tho Slate Con vention: William Porslncur, Unrry Chappelcor, the lion. J. 11. Tyler, William L. Chambers; Con gressional—CJ. D. Larlson, the lion. Jacob Arrl gurt, William 11. Taylor, William Pharos. In structions were unanimously given to support the lion. M. Donohue for Congress from the Thirteenth District. Tho following delegates wero also elected to tho District Convention: IS. Griffin, £ll liar rold, Dr. Ingham, Isaac Goble, W. R. Kelly, and Amos Weed man. TAZEWELL COUNTY. Special DUpatch to The Ttibune, Pekin, 111., May 18.—At tho County Republican Convention held lu this city to-day the following gentlemen were chosen as delegates and alternates to tbo Stato and Congressional Conventions: State Convention—Delegates, U. D. Smith, W. F. Ferry, U. 11. Harris, J. 11. McKlnstry, Jona than Murrlam. Ell llclplc’, alternates, E. Bchur msn, J. L. Itayword, w. E. McDowell, Lamson Holland, It. J. Mitchell. Lev! Mathews. Con gressional-Delegates, W. W. Clovers, EdWard Richard*, Alux. Small, Daniel Drown, SI. D. Doocher, J. W. Robinson,; alternates, 0. E. Keefer, Samnel Scburman, v. W. Drown, Saul Puletbaugh, P. E. Davis, C. A. Crane. The Con vention unanimously Instructed for CuUom and Harlow. FULTON COUNTY. Special DltpaicA to The Tribune. Canton, HI., May 18.—The Fulton County Re publican Convention. at Lewfstown to-day, nomi nated tbo following delegates to the Statu Conven tion: John A. Deeper, A. O. Dabcock, J. G. Piper, O. Chatterton, J. M. Hasson, J. A. Gray, P. D. Platlenbnrg, O. D. Randolph, A. 8. Fuller. The delegation la uninitructcd, but Is understood to stand: Oullom.8; Devorldgo,!; Harlow,U; Scroggs, 3; Lippincutt, 4; Hampton, 4: Noodles, 1; Edsall, K; Canfield, 1; Sanford, for Lleutmiant-Oovemor, 0. Tho Convention was enthusiastic, tod almost unanimously for HHklow. KANKAKEE COUNTY. Special Diipaich to The Tribune. Kakkakbu, 111., Mu/ 18.— Tho Republican County Convention to-day nominated J. 11. Perry for Circuit Clerk; Peter l)nM*ruu, Sheriff, over three contestant*: D. il. Paddock. Htfite's At torney; Henry Llcht, Coroner. The Statu delegates uro: George It. Lelourncan, Ira Mosler, IL J. Hanna, Janice Ctiatfleld, T. fl. Sawyer, W. H. Richardson, and K. U. Warrlner— on anll-Hover- Idge delegation. Dcli-gsles to tlio Senatorial Con* vmitiou were instructed for T. P. HonCcld, of this city. fiCKOOOS. Special Dltpatch to Tfi* Tnbun*, rnxMPAiuN, May IK.—Out of a lint of 20ft dele gate*. whose names we have here. George fleroggs, candidate for Secretary of State, has 120 plcoiw and 64 more are likely to vote for him. Mr. Hcrnpg#’ nomination Is now conceded, oven at Bprlugfleld, tho homo of his competitor. KRNDAI.L COUNTY. Yoiucvillb, Way 17,—Tho Republican County Convention was held at tho Court-House Tester day. The following persons were elected delegates to the Bprlugfleld Convention: 0. U. Halloo, Hen ry hhcrfll, M. K. Cornell. and Ur. Jcnks. With inc exception of Mr. Ballou, they are anti-Bev eridge. __ COL. HARLOW AND TUB PRINTING STEAL. To III* Editor of Ttt* Tribune. BruiNoviULD, Hi., May Id.—ln the cupplo ment sheet of your Issue of Saturday appeared an article from this city signed “Justice.” It was evidently written by on employe of the Secretary of State’s ofilce, and was devoted to bolstering up the waning fortunes of his master. After a few introductory remarks, the writer makes the bold assertion that Harlow waa In no wise implicated In tho printing steal which wot the subject of legislative investigation in 1874. That is decidedly cool. If the writer will but refer to an oflldol report of the Investigation of what is known as “ tbs printing steal,” be will And that, according to the evidence adduced before the Comalltoo, “CoL” Dor low had qultu . a hand ,in that not very creditably affair. True, the bidding was dons and contract drawn op abqul thirty daya before tel the contract wan signed ;nftetwards altered), and the work done under the administration of Harlow. That the affair waa a steal, and a most outrageous swindle, la n fact beyond dispute. The evidence ti as plain as day. It is a matter of record. Aval nmff of 237 pages contains thoaworn evidence, the Journal* of the llonso furthar attest It, while the dally paper* of February and March. 1874, teem with the disgraceful facts, and several public jour* nals at that time demanded Harlow’s Impeachment. It la no pleasure to mo to recall these facts. Noth* Ing hut a sense of duty Impels mo, for I know that If llarlow should ho the Republican nominee for Secretary of aintc, the opposition will alfl his rec ord, and the Republican party will have these thing* to anawor fur. Considering the present atato of the public mind, we cannot afford to place any man on our Slate ticket whoso record must bo excused, patched, mastered, and constantly defended. The fact that Ed Merritt, of the Ilrginier, was also a parly to (ho printing stoat will not forever keep the Democracy quiet; for If they “bounce" fid as Secretary of their Plate Central Committee, then they wnold bo frea to at» tack Harlow, the party, and the ticket. The facts brought out In the investigation, which lasted from Jan. 27 to March 0, 187-1. wonldhenscd ae campaign thunder. They would show how bidder* were bought off, and checks for that purpose drawn right In the Secretary of State’s office; now the formal hid upon which tho contract was based mysteriously disappeared and was altered greatly to the advantage or the contractors (ecopogcalO ami 11 of tho report); how fraudulent prices were charged on nearly all tho work done under this ne farious contract; and how U cost tho people over $127,000 In fourteen months. 4 Instances pertaining to this frnnd might be cited by the column. Ono will suffice to lllustrato the whole casu. For Instance, on page 25 of tho In vestigation report, by Harlow’s own testimony, R appears that no allowed and hid paid for 25,000 election registers tho sum of 117,000.001 Ono of tho Hems in this astonishing amount was tho sum of nearly 85.000 for packing) Now, oa nearly every cltfxcn knows what an election register blank is, the swindle la apparent. Such figures make printers spillc, but thoro'e nothing very funny la them to a tax-payor. Nothing In the direct testimony tended to show that Harlow was a partner in this crookedness. It la certainly true that ho was either a party to It or culpably negligent of tho first duty of his office, via.: to eervo tho people and protect tholr inter ests. As I said before, It is with no pleasure that I make this reference, but I truly believe that Re publicans bad bettor consider these things note than have to answer for thorn after a while. Tho correspondent “Justice’’ also makes some statement*contradictory of tho facts sot forth in the Slate Auditor’s report. Auditor Llpplncott, Inhhi official report, showed that Mr. Rummers office expenses during the/our years ho was Secretary of State was a trifle over 821,000. His last report shows that for ftro years Harlow’s office expense* exceed $28,000, and bow much they will foot up during ia7G-*0 It Is hard to conceive of, for noire* port has been made. These ore official facts, and Instead of attacking the supporters of Mr. Scroggs because such facts are damaging to Harlow, the clerks In tho Secretary of State* office hod better bo making out a report of office expenses for 1875- ’O. They needn’t make it public until after the Statu Convention, If they think tho “Colonel” can’t stand It. Ono other point and I am done. Tho corre spondent • ‘ Justice ” thinks Mr. Scropßs’ record as a good and bravo soldier who distinguished him* self In tbo late War, and whose breast and arms bear tho honorable scars of battle done in bU country’s service, should count for nothing as against Harlow. And why 1 Because, forsooth, Harlow hue unpointed certain soldier* to some of the clerkships In his ofllcc. This la good. If intended for a Joko it was probably never surpassed.' except hy that patriotic declaration made by Artemns Ward, who In a burst of enthusiasm declared biro self ready to sacrifice all Ids wife's relations upon tho altar of his country. If the bones of the “ Colonel's " substitutes lie bleaching on the field of battle, Is that ony reason why bo made in his favor os against ono every way wor thy, every way qualified, and who honorably served in tho army over three ycarst For six teen years, continuously, has the Republican party kept Ur. Harlow In somo lucrative office. Tbo voice of tbo people la fora “new deal.” I might also add that it is for a young, active, occom- Sltshcd, and hard-working editor liko George croggs far Secrutary of State. Yocno BspußUom. ED MEimiTT’B CANDIDATE. To (As Editor of Tho Tribune. Spiusopibli), HL, May 17.—And now comes Ed Merritt to tho front, and, through tho col ’ umns of tho Springfield Register, advocates the claims of '•Col.’’ Harlow for a renorolnatlon upon the Kepubllcan State ticket. It provokes a smile, especially on tbo part of those who remember that Murritt was ono of tho Springfield Printing Ring which was inaugurated in 1874,—n King which got away with $127,000 of the public funds In fourteen months, mid of which emu Kd got over $28,000 of the swag. The thefts of the conspirators occurred nn dcrTbo administration of Harlow os Secretary of Slate, and that the guilty parties should desire bis renorolnatlon is no especial wonder. If tho people want a repetition of tno printing steal, of the sale of loan OKfociatlon charters, of the janitor fronds, of the SO,OOO grab for Indexing which was pat into the general appropriation bill on tbo sty, then let them Uko tho Democratic organ at Springfield as a guide. This is a bad year for rlngstcrs and machine pol iticians. Itapdullcnns want men for candidates who have neither mark, spot, nor blemish upon iholr records. Tho IlegUter trots ont tbo wrong man, at the wrong place and at the wrong time. A Delsoats. KENTUCKY. BRISTOW AND HARD MONET. Louisville, Ky., May IB.—TIIO Republican State Convention mot boro to-day. Tbo lion. Walter Evans, of Lonlsvlllo, called the Conven tion to order. Qcn. John W. Plnncll, of Coving ton, was mado temporary Chairman. The son of James Speed, ox-Attornoy-Gcnorol under Mr. Lincoln, was permanent President. The attendance was large, and the proceed ings orderly. The platform reafllrms the adhesion of the Republicans of Kentucky to the principles of the party. The declaration 01 principles speaks first for tbo (alflllment of all promises by the nation to the soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union; second, thorough retrenchment and the most rigid economy In all do- Sarlmentsof pobhc service; third, snch reform In ie civil service ss will prevent tbo prostitution of public station to selfish ends, and make honesty and capacity indispensable qualifications for all otlicca; fourth, men In office who aro honest and have courage to fight corruption; fifth, repudiation In all its forms is a national crime: sixth, payment of the public Indebtedness according to the letter and spirit of the contract; seventh, speedy return to the money of the Constitution—gold and sliver; eighth, opposition to any post- Boncmcnt of return to specie payment beyond lie time now fixed: moth, reduction of taxation as rapidly as the public faith will permit, tenth, free. common schools, and opposition to all schemes which tend to place thorn under other than popular control; eleventh, equal rights before the law of all citizens. The following resolution was rood amid grcalip plauoe, hand-shaking, and bat-throwing: As Kentucky gave Abraham Lincoln to hie country and mankind for' the groat work ac complished by him, she now present* Benjamin H, Drlaiow to complete the correction of ills over in cident to war. Uls past conduct iu ofiloc U the trnust evidence of his future course, lie hat been true toV Republican principles lu war and peace, ever manly, calm, and courageous, and over faithful lu the dis charge of his duly. Ills persistent and successful warfare against corruption deserves the the thanks of alt friends of honest government. In Urns pre senting and commending our follow-clQzeu to the Republican National Convention, we aro not un mindful of the distinguished services and worth of other Republicans. We trust the Cincinnati Con vention will proscut os candidates such men whose allegiance to the party bos boon proved, and who Lavs the moral courage 10 enforce tho low. The Committee on DelogaUs recommended, and tbo Convention elected, the following delegates; Htalo-ot-Large—John U. Harlan, of Louisville; W. C. Goodlue, of Lexington; W, 11. Wadsworth, of MaysviUo; and Robert iioyd, of the UoeuUla District. Two delegates from each of the Urn Congression al Districts were then elected. All axo of oua choice. _ OHIO. WHAT IS TQOUQnT OP TUB NOMINATIONS. Social DUpatch to 7h* Tribun*, Washington, D. C., May IS.—The triumph of Dill Allen la utterly Incomprehensible iq the himlnnoDoy Democrats of the East and West. It is generally admitted that if the two-third* rule is not abolished the action of the Cincio* nail Convention respecting Allen may. (rouble th» Democrats. It is feared that, with so pow erful an Impetus os the Ohio Convention may give to tho inflation element, greenback dele gates may be elected to aggregate one-third of the Convention. The statement of Judge Advocate Dunn about the Pendleton claim was sent out by tho Cly mer Committee at this lime for the purpose of enabling Pendleton to become Chairman of the Cincinnati Convention. The Committee bee hid Dunn’s statement for a long time, but only Juat now make it nubile. This statement In no respect change# Pendleton 1 * relations to the claim. • It has been generally remarked that the action Of the Ohio Democrats yuaionlsy removed Thurman from the list of Democratic candidates, and by tak ing out of the race one of his most formidable op- BonenU, to that extent strengthen! Got. Tllden. one of the Ohio Democrats, however, assort that there will bo Ttmnu&n delegates among those sent from Ohio, and that the fact that Senator Thurman's near friend and supporter, Bargaant Abrams Thompson, h re-elected Chairman of the Democratic Committee, shows that the ConTonUoa um governed mere by personal considerations than by any expectation of carrying tho currency prin ciple* tom. Louis, borne of Booaior Thumau’s friends, taking this view of.the subject, aasurl that the chances of bis nomlnstiou for the Presidency have been rather improved than Injured. They say that he Is relieved of all responsibility for the greenback heresies of the Ohio Democracy. They think, also, that It places him In tho position of u martyr for his principles, and will thus makuUuu more accept able to Eastern voters and politicians than he nos ever boon heretofore, if, llionfore. of dlvUkuw between ihu frimul* «l liw*** then of other candidates, It should be found that; a oorapromhio Is necessary, the; think that ho will b« In a better position to aocnra the support of all tbS contending elements than he would nave beott had ho received the support of his own Stat/i. Ohio Republicans are greatly encouraged by thp action of yesterday's Convention. They think they can carry Iho Rtato In October by a very largo majority, and some of tbom aro predicting that they will elect fifteen of tho Congressional delega tion. DELAWARE, SOLID FOR PLAINS. Nxw Your, May 18.—Tho Tima Dover, Del., epcdal says: The Kopubllcnn State Convention met hero to-<lny. Mnnlove Kayes, of Kent, was chosen permanent President. Tho dclcgntlon elected wna solid for Dlalnc, and Instructed to vote In Ida favor. Tho resolutions adopted declare that the Ho- Subllcane of Delaware pledge their unalterable ovotton to tho cardinal principles of the party, Including tho payment of the Government obliga tions in coin or Its equivalent, and In honest administration, and Umt James 0. Ulnlno meets the requirements of the Centennial year as tho ex ponent of theso principles. A number of Bristow men from Newcastle County didn’t vote on Ibis resolution, having left the Convention. A sharp contest thou took place over another resolution declaring that no Vcdornl officeholder should be a delegate, the object being to exclude Dr. Prcttymoo, United Slates Collector, who had been named ns a delegate by a majority of tho Sus sex County caucus, but who was suspected of be ing Ich friendly to Ulalne than to lirlatow. After a warm debate the resolution prevailed,bat Dr. Prettyman’s friends insisted on his rights, and the caucus named a satisfactory substitute. The following are tho delegates: James Scott, RichardK. Smith, John 11. iloffncker, James K. Soflland, £ll It. Sharp, I). W. Moore. Under tho Dstructiooßall will vote for Dlalnc. KANSAS. DHMOCRATia STATE CONVENTION. Topeka, Kan., May 18.—Tho Democratic Convention is Uio largest over convened la this Slate. Amos Harris was made President. The Committee on Resolutions reported n set In favor of no banks of Issue by United States or State authority: that tho Government sup ply tho paper needed In the shape of green backs; demanded the Immediate repeal of the act providing for the resumption of specie pay manta, -and instructing the delegate* t a vote for Hendricks. , No subject whatever was touched upon tho plat form but the financial. At this time, lip. m., a few members headed by Tom Fenton aro making a vigorous fight against the platform, and Instructing the delegatus for Hendricks, but (hoy will carry It by over three fourths vote. Ho delegate (a yet appointed, bnt it Is tho Inten tion to transact all tho business and adjourn sine die Bomotlmo during the night. THE BAG-MEN. TITEITT PLATFORM AND CANDIDATES. Indianapolis, Ind., May 18.—The Conven tion reassembled at 0:80 this morning, when the following platform was adopted: The Independent party Is called Into existence by the necessities of the people, whose Industries am prostrated, whoso labor is deprived of Its Just reward by a ruinous policy, which the Republican and Democratic parties refuse to change; and in view of the failure of these parties to furnish relief to the depressed industries of the country, there* hr disappointing the Just hopes and expectations of a Buffering people, wo declare our principles, and invite ell independent and patriotic men to join our ranks In this movement for financial re* form and Industrial emancipation. 1. Wo demand the immediate and unconditional repeal of the Specie Resumption set of Jan. 14, U 75, and the reecne of oar industries from the ruin and disaster resulting from itsn eforcement, and Wo call open all patriotic moo to organise in every Congressslonal District of the country with the view of electing Representatives to Congress who will carry out the wishes of tho people in this regard, and atop the present suicidal and destruct ive policy of contraction. 2. We believe that a United States note, Issued directly by the Government, convertible on demand Into United States obligations bearing a loss rate of Interest, not exceeding 1 cent a day on each 8100, and re*excbangeablo for United States notes at par, will afford tho best circulating medium ever de vised. Sneb Untied States notes should be a full legal-tender for all purposes, except for tho pay ment of suCh obligations os are by existing con tracts expressly mode payable In coin, and wo bold that It Is the duty of tho Government to provide such a circulation for the nation to whom It bo longs. U. It la the paramount doty of tho Government, In all Us legislation, to keep In view the full devel opment of all legitimate business,— agricultural, mining, manufacturing, and commercial. 4. Wo most earnestly protest against any further Issue of gold bonds for sate In foreign markets, by which wo would be made, fur a tong period, hew ers of wood and drawers of water to foreigners, especially as the American people would gladly and promptly take at par all the bonds which tho Gov ernment may need to sell, provided they are made payable at the option of the holder, and bearing Interest at 3 (15-100 per cent per annum, or oven a lower rate. G. W« further protest against the sale of Govern ment bonds for the purpose of purchasing silver to be used a* a substitute for oar more convenient and less fluctuating ■ fractional currency, which, al though well calculated to enrich tho owners of sil ver-mines, yet, In its operation, will still further oppress, In taxation, on already overburdened peo ple. A subsequent resolution against railroad sub sidies was adopted. Tbo nominations on tho fifth billot were: Peter Cooper, of New York, for President, and NewUm Booth, of California, for Vice-Presi dent. , Tho Convention adjourned sine die. DECLINES. New Yens, May 18, —Peter Cooper says ho will decline tho nomination of tho Indianapolis Conven tion, but expresses the hope that Wiliam Alton will be nominated and elected to the Presidency. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Indianapolis, Inu., May 18.—Tbo National In dependent Executive Committee organized this afternoon by electing Moses A. Field, of Detroit, Chairman, and Thomas J. Durant, of Washington, Secretary. An Executive Council consisting of the Chairman and Secretary, W. P. Groom of New York, K. W. Hughes of Pennsylvania, and Alex ander Tbroop, was appointed and tho Committee adjourned,* MISCBT/LANEOXTS. A DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENTION IN MICBI GAN. Special Dispatch to Tho Tribune, Grand Haven, Mich., May 18.—Tbo Demo cratic County Couvcutlon met Unlay. M. D. Howard, of Holland, was Chairman. Tbo fol lowing delegates were elected: Wra. M. Terry, Israel V. Harris, Hunter Savlclgc, D. K. Waters, M. D. Howard, Wm. Bcnjsrolasc, ‘ Cornelius Depatter, and Jim DeYoung. Tbo delegation Is snU-resamptlon, anti-TUden, being captured by the Inflationists. RAILROAD NARKS TO TUB CINCINNATI COHVBN* Cinoinnati, May 18.—Arrangements have been made with the following-named railroad Hues for the transportation of delegates and other* attending the Republican National Con vention to be held in this city June H next: LoulsvfUo Short Line; Ohio <to Mississippi; Nashville ft Chattanooga: * Louisville A Great Southern; Central Railroad ft Banking Company of Georgia: Mobile ft Montgomery; Mobile ft Ohio; New uriesns, 8L Louis ft Chicago: New Orleans ft Mobile: St, Louis ft Iron Mountain; St. Louis, Kansas City A Northern Missouri Pacific; Hannibal ABL Joseph; Kansas City, SL Joseph ft Council Bluffs; Indianapolis ft BL Louts; St. Lous, Vandalia ftTerro Haute; Indianapolis, Cincinnati & Lafayette; Cincinnati, Hamilton it Dayton; Kankakee Lino, between Cincinnati and Chicago: Indianapolis, Bloomington ft Western; Peoria ft Rock Island; Toledo, Peoria ft Warsaw: Fort Wayne, Muucie ft Cincinnati; Grand Rapids ft Indianapolis: Fort Wayne, Jackson ft Saginaw: Lake Superior ft Mis sissippi; Indianapolis, Peru ft Chicago; Cincinnati, Lafayette ft Chicago; Pilot ft Pcre Marquette; Chesapeake ft Ohio, from Illchroood, Vo., (o Cin cinnati: Kentucky Central; Erie Railway, from New York City, tod from Buffalo by the Buffalo ft Jamestown Railroad, In connection with tho At lantic ft Great Western Railway, and from oil Mo tions on the lino of the latter, atone full fare for the round trip. All the stations on the abovo-meultoood roads will furnish tickets as above stated. The following roads will sell tickets at one and one-filth fall fare for the round trip: Houston A Texas, from Houston, and all points In Texas f Kansas Pacific, from Denver, and all points on the line ts Kansas City or Leavenworth, and return from all points on the Cincinnati,-Saudosky ft Cleveland; Pittsburg, Ft, Wayne ft Chicago, end from Pittsburg by the Pittsburg, Cincinnati ft SL Louis line. The latter line will make thu rate from Chicago end Intermediate stations to Cincin nati at one full faro for the round trip, The Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati ft Indian apolis line will charge one and one-third full faro. The Missouri, Kansas ft Texas Bead will charge one and one-half full faro. The Uolou Pacific, from points on their line to Omaha end return, ut one lull fare. CONGRESSIONAL NOMINATIONS. Tikks Haute, lud., May 18. —Col. William R. McLean was to-day nominated for Congress by the Democrats of the HlxUi Congressional District. The Convention passed a resolution asking the Democratic State Central Committee to investigate the chargee agalast the four Democratic nominees for Judges of the Supreme Court, audio request them to withdraw If tha charges are sustained. imriticrr. Boston. Mar Ifl.—Tlie Hepabhcan Convention of thu Third Maine District (Itlaiac’s) to-day was marked by strong resolutions indorsing Blaine, and also by a spvccb of the Hun. Mr. Slovens,* in which, as a fellow-townsman fur the past twenty* two years, be reviewed bla business career, and particularly defended him from the charge of hav ing become suddenly rich sluco entering Congress, claiming that in 'itkin. when elected to Congress. y j .}«« l »businesv hi..l accumulated afortunonf h i tt since that time havo CRIMINAL NEWS. Official Account of the Couahatta,, La., Assassination. The Latest Reports of Bloodshot In tho FoUclnnos Vastly' Exaggerated. Particulars of a Brutal Murder Near Omaha, Neb, THE COUSUATTA ASSASSINATION. Lieut. >OOO. P. U. Sheridan haa received an olfi. c{al report of the shooting affair at Oouahatla, La. It will bo observed that it contains now and in. tcrestlng pnrtlculara not embraced In the Associated I’rcs# account received at the time s lIBADQUARTima Port of Cocsitatta, La., Mav n.—AKtltlant Adjutant General, Department of (he in: 1 hovo the honor to report, in further explanation of telegraph on tho subject that William Twitched (SlaloVnator) S while in tho oct of landing from a row-boat at Coushatta. The boat contained Twitcholl, wounded badly in both arms and tho leg, a man named King, formerly tax-collector, who was killed, and a colored ferryman, shot in the finger. Tlio ani. mus was, I think, directed against Twitched alone, and the murder waa done with n cold-blooded do liberation that showed calculation. Tho assassin rode into town about two hours be. fore tho commission of tho deed, entered a-blaok smithy on the bank of tho river, and engaged tho smith in conversation while ho watched tho stream and bank on the far side. Ho wore a pair of color ed goggles, and apparently a falsa beard, and w« slightly stained on tho face, lie was seen boro, In addition, by some colored men, well known bathe vicinity and town, and was unrecognised. Upon Iho arrival of tho mall, the majority of tho men of tho town, as far as I can gather,, went to the Post-Office, and tho assassin took hlajjsrao and strolled leisurely down to tho landing infrUy the ferry, hltchod nls home about 100 yards <aff, and awaited the boat, which wan then approaching, and opened flro with tho result above noted. Three or more persons, attracted by the more than usual firing, approached tho man, and was warned off In a most determined manner, and threatened with bis rifle. Ho allowed a Mr*. Dr. Morrill and tho wifo of Lee, tho proprietor of tho forty, to approach him. and the 'former knolt and begged him not to commit tho murder, undue replied to their entreaties that hewns shoot-, Inga “blockalligator,rciloraUoga similar rc-1 mark withcach shot. Klngwoskilled and dropped' In the boat. Twltcbell was next shot In tho leg,' and Jumped overboard. Tho assassin then walked over to ms horse, mounted, reloading his rifle, and, with a navy revolver In cacti hand also, and bearing Mrs. Merrill scream to tho ferryman to save Twltchcll, rode bock to the spot, ordered the negro to drop Twltchcll, and. not being obeyed, fired four or five shots at tho two while they wcro drlfllng down the stream, and wounded the ferryman (who : meanwhile got bis man In and rowed to the oppo ! site shore for further safety) and Twitcholl seven! times more. The assassin then rodo slowly through one of the backstreets, and was next scon on thoßlngold road, about 2 miles out, etill disguised, and quelly trotting along. As soon as possible I saw the Sheriff. and offered any assistance bo might require In ala of the cap taro of the murderer. 110 sent a posse, but 1 hear did not accompany It himself, and I doubt If the mnn Is or will bo taken. Twltchcll, meanwhile, ban been removed to a camp adjoining my enmp, and one of his arms has been amputated uy Dr. Carson, my surgeon, who reports it Badly shattered, lie la in a critical con dition, but bo baa a groat deal of nerve still, and may recover. iSrltchcll was crossing the river on route to a meeting of the Police Hoard, of which be Is Presi dent, Ills errand was known and remarked by the assassin to the smith. I have tho honor to bo, very respectfully, year obedient servant, J. Fohu Kent, Captain Third Infantry, commanding. MURDER. Omaha, Nob., May 18.—Further particulars ol the murder of King at Dlair yesterday wore receiv ed boro to-day. A bitter fend'hod existed between Milton (the murderer) and two Swedes, Jensen sad Christian on one side, and two brothers, Germany named King, on the other. The quarrel originated about a piece of school land which had been Jump ed by Milton and his friends. The Kings bad made Improvements on the land with tho Intention of purchasing. Milton and party had destroyed these improvements, and the Kings bad them arrett ed and fined yesterday. Both parties were InDlatr, and, when tho Kings loft for homo, Milton and the Swedes followed them, tho Kings giving reins to tbclr'borsos to avoid a conflict. King finally drove to a farm-house 7 miles from Blair and Jumped out of tho wagon and started to run. Ilonry lung was pursued by Milton, who struck him over the head with a heavy club, crashing hie skull. While one Swede held the team the other ran after the other brother and gave him a terrible blow. Henry died shortly afterwards. The other will probably recover. MURDER TRIAD. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Lincoln, 111., May 18.—The trial of Frederick Coffman, charged with killing Preston 15wing in Eminence Township, on tbo 13th of last January, commenced Tuesday, and went to the Jury Wednes day morning. Tbo Jury remained oat until this morning, when they wore discharged, seven being for acquittal and five for conviction. Coffman ll ISycareof ago: Ewing woo 10. They were qusr rclfng, when the former throw it stick at Ewing and struck him on tho temple, causing death I* about twenty-four hours. CATTLE-THIEVES, Galveston, Tox., May 18.—Tho Galveston Hews special from Brownsville, IStb, says CapL McNeoley, who has been stationed for some time with his command of Texas Rangers at Santa Marie, about >lO miles from here, yesterday momloj broke camp and left, It is said, with orders to re port at Laredo, Tex. • Last night, when near Eden* berg, ho struck a band of cattle thieves as the) were in the act of crossing tho Itlo Grnndo wlio cattle, killed and wounded one of tho thieves and captured some of tho horses and cattle. ROBBERY. Special Dispatch to The TYibune, Leavenworth. Kan., May 18.—This morning; at about 5 o’clock, Pat Gallagher, a rosdmosterot tho narrow-gauge road, was robbed of $360 in t colored den on Main street, and six block moa and women wore arrested for tbo robbery. Maroa, 111., May 18,—Lastnlghtrobberaentercd M. Fnedman A Son's store and extracted Jewelry end clothing amounting In valuo to 1176. No or* rests have been made up to this time. AN INSANE MURDERESS. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Milwaukee, Wls., May 18.— In tho Wflna trial, for (ho murder of Dr. Gamer, the court-rooa was crowded with ladies, many of them of tbs highest circles. Mayor Butler, retained by tbs family of the murdered man, addressed the Jury this oftemoon. The cose will probsbly be given t« the Jury to-morrow night or Saturday mornlug. Insanity U considered proven. PONTIAC ITEMS. Special Dispatch to The Trtbun*. Portia?, 11)., May IB.— Judge Pillsbury, who U holding court hero now, sentenced this morning to tho Penitentiary for seven yean Joseph Schofield, a miner, for an assault with a coal-pick with Intent to kilC Also Joseph Wakefield, of Odell, for bur glary, for four years. THE LOUISIANA WAR. New Om.BA.Na, May IB.—Tho latest dispatches report everything qnlct at Bayou Bara, Laart) Hill, and Woodvllle. Deports of tlio trouble were greatly exaggerated. One while man and two dc- Broca killed and several negroes woanded covers ne casualties as* (area known. The military de* dine to Interfere* CAPTURED. 6t. Louis, May 18.—A dispatch from Nishrllle, 111., says Theodore Mann, alias “the Californian,** who killed Qrcndcmann and Wllkcoa at Johannes* burg, yesterday, was arrested at Nashville to-day and committed to Jail to await the action of tM Grand Jury. ■ _ ■ NOT SO. v. Pobtsmottcd, N. n., May 18.—The reported confession of the woman on Smutty Nose Islam), that she committed the murders for which Wtgusr was hanged Is pronounced without foundation. - A CAPTUILED DtTLLOCK. Atlanta, Go,, May IB.—Bx-Qov. Bollock waft brought back to-day under a requisition from tbs Governor, after an absence of five years. Singular Death In London. . Recently nu inquest was held in London! * epectlng the death of Mr. Qcorgo Gillian, aged 63, the keeper of a private hotel in Jcrmyn street. On Good Vrlduy the deceased complained of 01* miss, ami bla wlfo gavo him a draught out of • cordial bottle labeled “poison,'• but which baa not bum used for years, Tho mistake was Uu* mediately discovered, whereupon the deceased exclaimed, “ Oh, lam poisoned 1 1 shall die. Medical assistance was obtained, but the d*> ceased tank and died the same afternoon. Dr. Waters said that the bottle bad once contained prussic add. which bod evaporated in the course of time. Not tho slightest trace of poison was found In tho body of The deceased, whose death was attributable to disease of the heart, the tlon of wbisb bad failed la consequence ol tM fright be had suffered. The jury retiUHM»

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