Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 20, 1876, Page 6

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 20, 1876 Page 6
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6 POLITICAL. Political Situation In Indiana -•First Morton, Host Bristow. Cailcns of Hid Delegates to the County Con Tcutiott—Unpledged Hen to Bo Sent to Springfield. Mooting of tho Gtrond Council of tho Central Club~Hydo Pork . " Primaries. OilUOm’sUomlnatlon at Spring gold a Foregone Con v. elusion. Fernando Wood Nominates Judge Davi? for the Presidency. Senator Booth Will Take No Notice of tho Bug-Bug Nomination. LOCAL. TIXE J>ISIiKGATES, CAUCUS AT TUB PACIFIC. The delegates to the Republican County Con vention, from nearly all the wards and several of tho towns, held a caucus, at the Grand Pa cific Hotel last evening, for the purpose of ar ranging tho preliminaries of to-day’* meeting. The room was crowded with delegates and can didates, and politicians, the gathering being au informal ono, and not secret. A. M. Wright, of the Twelfth Ward, was se lected as Chairman, and H. W. Jackson as Sec retary. *» Sprue preliminary remarks were made by Messrs. Elliott Anthony, Lamed, Wood, Jen kins, and C. W. Holden, regarding tho neces sity of wise and harmonious action, mid then the last-named gentleman moved that' tho dele gates to Springfield be elected on the same basis us last year,—two Stato delegates to. live county representatives,—and that every ward and County Commissioners’ dist rict should se lect their owufitato delegates. Thu motion was adopted without dissent. Caro was taken to avoid any discussion on the Governorship, but It was well understood that the delegates were opposed to Beveridge, and yet not wholly In favor of Culloin. it was whispered about that Washburoc would prob ably accept It nominated, and that gentleman seemed to Ikj In high favor with tho delegates present. It was also stated that If C'nilnm was not run In on the first ballot, C. D. I’anvcll would be a candidate. Mr. Holden also moved tlint tho Cook County delegation vote 113 a unit on the Gubernatorial matter, but on C. L. Wilson’s motion it was unanimously tabled, tho delegates deeming it advisable to semi an unpledged and uulnstruct cd delegation to Springfield. A few thought it advisable to Instruct tho representatives, but tho largo majority op posed it. On tho mntlorl of Mr. Wood, Ihq, Chairman selected that gentleman and Messrs. Swartout, Malleus, Uoughtallng, and Woodard as a Committee to sec about engaging Furwoll or McCormick Kail for Urn Convention to-day, with Instructions to give due notice so tlint an adjournment could be bad from Union Hall, which was thought to be too small fhr tho pur pose. Tho canvass then adjourned, most of the delegates remaining In the Exchange discussing the situation. Among those who were about tho hotel wore Gov. Beveridge and Mr. Bldg wav', and scores of well-known local politicians. It is probable that McCormick Hall will be the place selected for tho Convention at 3 p. m. to day, Instead of Union Hall, as heretofore an nounced, _ TUB CENTRAL CIATB. XXBCUTJVB COMUITTKB. The Central Republican Executive Coraraltoo of Cook County held a meeting lost evening at headquarters, comer Lake •ami Clark streets, President William Aldrich In the choir, and Mr. U. B. Stone acting ns Secretary. Mr. Bradley, from the Finance Committee, presented a number of bills, which were or dered paid. Mr. H. J. Willing was added to the Finance Committee. John A. C. Founder ten dered liis resignation ou account of lowing moved out of town. It was not accepted. Mr. Hoot moved an amendment to the rules that the Finanoo Committee bo Increased from Jive to nine. Laid over till next meeting. Louis BchalTucr and J. Vcrhcck were admit ted as delegates from the Sixteenth Ward. Mr. Hoot moved that the old First and Second and Nineteenth’ and Twentieth Ward Con solidated Clubs .ho requested to recall their old delegates, ami to re-eleet two now members from each Club. Referred to tbo Committee on Ward and Town Organizations. • Mr. How presented a resolution from the Third Ward club, requesting the Executive Committee to look Info the question of Town ship Organization, which ww received, and a special committee of dive appointed, to whom tuo matter was referred, they to Investigate It ami i report to a future meeting. The following is the Committee: Messrs. Itow, Beech, Boot, Ramsey, and Mueldker. > •Tho Committee then adjourned. TUB UttANO COUNCUm InjmcdluteJy after the adjournment of the Executive Committee the Grand Coum-ll held a brief session at which Mr. George M. How pre sided, am! Mr. It. B. Stone acted us Secretary. The following named members were present: Win. Aldrich. D. J. Avery, John Atwater, B. K. Beach, Jacob Biersdorf, T, M. Bradley. <l. C. Barker, Ole Bcndlckson, John I(. Cloggh, John Ensnder, George Pergus, Jacob Gross, John Uuftman. George M, How, John Lyle King, C. It. Matson, Capt. P. McGrath, John Mcblnda, J. S, Kunisqy, James P. Hoot, IL W. Ilicuby, It. U. Stone, John P. Scanlon, Cunt. Smith, J. w. E. Thomas, David Wylie. George Vvrbeclc, and A. P. Johnson. ' The Committee on the abolishing of primaries were given further time to report, after whjeU the meeting adjourned. . INDIANA POLITICS. A TAJ.K WITH COL. TllOitrsON. Yesterday afternoon a Tuinuna reporter, In strolling through tbo rotunda of tho Grand • Pacific Ilptu), nut across tlio Hun, Richard M> Thompson, of Turro Haute, Ind., a gentleman of t{ie old school, and a nun of vast InlliiuMco in tho southern section of tho State, and bad a brief convcr&ation with him. Mr. Thompson's hist service in public life was during 'President Polk'p Administration, when he waa P member ' of Cqugrcas.'' Since that time be has been of fered tunny offices of public trust, which ho has persistently declined, 110 was tendered the position of Minister to Auatrla by President . Taylor, and President Lincoln offered Mm tbo | position of u Judge of tho Court of Chaims. Thu last Indiana Convention would no doubt i havp nominated him for Governor, and great t pressure wps brought to boar upon him by Ida } friends to allow tho uso ul bis muno, but Hr. Thampaou persistently declined. Mr Thump, } sou has recently readied tho ago of three score nndAtiw, and la hqje ftpd hmwty. HuUamnilal, courteoqs gentleman, whoso Ideas bqvu kepi ■ progroM with the times, but bo is opposed to | ring* nud machine politicians. After having ex a changed courtesies, tho reporter said: ‘‘Mr. } Thompson, 1 represent Tub Tuiuune, and ] would liUp to get a lltt)o insight in regard to i tho politic views of tho peopjo of JndJano, q* you understand them." i . “My dear sir, 1 have been out of politics so long—paving retired from public life when •J roJk died—that I haully thlpk j jgq J any authority on t)jy spbJccl.M I ‘‘ What arc tho vluwb as to the prospects ol J to> w ß uTf‘ P -‘ ~,lUPalfc ' ,1|U ‘ I,a I ** Now, that la a leading question.* l u “I know ft,and Intended it iva such.” . “ Well, you are a iiewsimper wan, and I don’t like my views put lu print. I belong to nu po ; litiud ring»>m‘d almost ahold aioofgfrom poll • tics, except during plgto Conventions, In whh'l l I generally fgku part, However, I will pn . deavor to glvu you uu honest answer, you • know we have two favorite suns ill our State,— . Morion and Hendricks,rr-wWch U quo morn Utah any State can boast of.** ** But who do thu Republicans In Indiana pro, for for Presidents ; “Well, ninr. i'ij idi vqh, me people pun fUooa are for Morion. Oqr delvgiites go to Cin chumtl yulqitruvted, but tney ufu understood to bo Ipf Morton lor President, os long u Mr. Motion stands a show, \Vy bcllpvtt thA lip *1)1 “In m 1 do ron think Indiana will support after Mmf” /'I can only sneak for the southern section of the State, in wnlcb I resides ami, mark you. I speak for no other. I think I hat when the dele gates find that Mr. Mortq? dues not show nurll ejent strength for a nomination, the majority of too delegates will go for Mr. Bristow.” ; •< Do you think that Mr. Bristow shows much strength In your section of country I” “Ves,slr. After Mr. Morton, I ncllcyo hols (he strongest man., There ore some for filaiuo,— very fow,—but I have heard tur ono express himself for Conkllng throughout tho StqloJ’ n n i stow. "Another loading question. You say Mr. Tlrlstow lias groat strength In your Stato. fa that feeling general I” - "I think, sir, that Mr. BMstowposscsscs great strength,—ln foci, as great as any candidate now before the people. You see Gen. Bristow Is known as a bravo man. Ho Is bold and fear less enough to put down-corruption, of which the people are tired. He Is a man of strength atd determination, In whom tho people have confidence, and just fiueli a man as tho people want.” “In regard to Mr. Morion, Is ho considered popular in a general sensei ” “ I consider him the ablest man In tho Senate to-day. Do can put more in a pithy sentence than almost any man tlioro. lie la n man of unflinching Integrity, whose public IHo will bear the closest scrutiny.” HRNDRICK3. “How about Hendricks—is. ho popular with h(s party?" “Air. Hendricks Is a good deal like Senator Aforton,—they arc both popular sons, and each holds the esteem of his parly.” This closed tho Interview. Mr. Thompson was the author of the Indiana Republican platform, though he claims that he got up the financial plank In It. This, the gentleman said, was got ten up to hold In the greenback men, who were miltc an element in tho Republican party In In diana, anfrwho,by this method, were held with in the ranks, and thus tho parly was kept Intact, BnS'CKLTiAKEOUS* , Djn.nn.vTß tickets. Tn the Kdltnf o/ The Tribune. Chicago, May 10.—Tho Executive Com mittee of the First Ward Auxiliary Republican Club and tho First Ward Independent Re publican Club agreed cm a compromise ticket for delegates to the Convention. On behalf of the former, others and myself advised and assisted In the combination, but I persistently refused to allow my name on the ticket and to go In the Convention, but supported and voted the agreed ballot. By whom, when and where the other ticket—lncluding my name—was made up, I am Ignorant, but lam sure It was not concocted nor approved by the Executive Committee—on the contrary, it was repudiated, resisted, and denounced by its membersfand by 'me. To the efforts of some of Its members, at least, the success of the fuslou ticket was large ly due. The out-and-out ton-dolegato Bever idge ticket was not the ticket of the First Ward Auxiliary Republican Club, or of Us ofilcers or authorized officials. It was purely an anony mous or Individual enterprise or venture, for which tho Club was in no wn> responsible or chargeable. Those who brought about the fu eloil, or joined tu It,advised,lntended, and acted lu good faith throughout. Jou.v Lyls Kino. ANOTHER. To the IMlior tif The THbqne. Chicago, May 19.— 1 desire to correct a mis your Items regarding yesterday’s primary In tho First Ward, and to state that the leading members of the other club, Messrs. Dixon, Haas, Carsons, Knickerbocker, and several others, denounced the spurious ticket as a treacherous outrage) worked to defeat the fraud, and succeeded. Respectfully, George T. Graham.- TtfE PimrABIBS. Mr. Vandcrnool, Secretary of the Sixth Ward Republican Club, vigorously protested yester day at The Tniiiusß’BehissiucaUnu of the dele* gates from Ids word to tbo Couuty Cunvcutton. Instead of being solid for Beveridge, the delo fallon stands 0 fur Oullmn ami 1 fur Beveridge, his reduces the latter’s nrpspccts In thn city to 22, and leaves the opposition to him at ISO. Tlie Republican cauyua held at Hyde Park Thursday, to nomlnatu delegates to tho Re publican Convention, selected the following: tlcurge it. Ucpic,damcgP. Root, F, A. Herring, Ima Coy, and K. 0. Clark. They are solid for OuUom. Steps were taken to organize Re publican clubs lu each voting district la tho vil lage. ’ THE CONTENTION. The BepnbUenn County Convention to select eighty delegates to the State Convention, which meats nt Sprlngllcld Wednesday, will convene at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon at Union Hall, corner of Clark and Monroe streets. STATE. IMjXN'OIS. THE OUTLOOK AT SI’HINQFIELD. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. 6rmNQPicf.Pi UI., MaylO.-It la elated hero by (lie ollldai friends of Gov. Bovcrld&o that though tho pjturus so far are against. him*, and point to his defeat for tho 'nomination, jot bo (rill stay on the track until the vole of the Cpnventlon Is announced. Counties Instructing thus far, and tho preferences of whose delegates ore positively known, give Beveridge 100 votes, Collum 200, and Wdgway 52. But this does not Include Cook and other largo counties, and some smaller ones yet to hear from. Tho canvass for Lieutenant-Governor Is still an open one, and the result cannot with cer tainty he predicted. It has seemed to He be tween,Shuman, of Chicago, and Junes, of Jo Daviess, but Judge . Benjamin, of McLean, is looming up as a formidable candidate. liar low’s vote, Instructed and claimed, gives him 61) voles, while tho Instructed ana other dele gates known for Scroggs, number 122. The rave for Secretory of State la (V (dose one, with the chances in fayor of Scruggs, The race (or Auditor Is scattered all over the fluid. Dr. i'owoll, of Gluey, bos possibly (he largest Instructed delegation, but bos the largest number, adding claimed delegates. Tor Treasurer, Itutz is at present regarded as abend of tho Held. ft seems to bo very close between Edsall and Canfield for Attorney-Genera). Both claim the nomination. The best-posted think Eds all slightly ahead, roftu CODFTT, . Special Ditpatch to f7,< Tribune. Vaxtoh, III.; May 19.—The Iford County Re publican Convention W«3 hcl(| to-day. Tlio del egates to the Statu Convention are 4 . K, E. Slo ven*, J. 11. Collier, uml T. J. Sowers. The following resolution was unanimously adopted; JletQloed, That as tho name of Calvin 11. Prew has been mentioned In connection with the ofllco of liupreecntattvu In Congress from tho Eighth Con pressicmol District, w<i indorse him a* ono wltoja point of anility and Integrity would reflect areult upon this district. A resolution was adopted instructing tho dole- Situs for Callow, Bcrogai for Secretary of State, JsoJl for Attorney, and I'owell for Auditor. Tip* Convention voted fop choiefe for I’real dent, and the ballot Blood In the following or der; Blaine, Morton, Bristow, ami Bogun, Tho OuuvuntUm was eiUhiudastlo ami barmen nlpus. WILL OOPKTIf—JTIB UliK. HBWUT BKAIT. Special ZHipatcS to The Tntiiiat. Jouct, 1)1., May IU.— Cojuddcrublu active op position jo tho Hon. Hunry bnanp u» a turnip date for Governor having been manifested in Ui(a u)ty. Ue bus wUhUruWU entirely, and authorises (ho anpoumsiupnt, that lie is ua longer a candidate Cor' the olllcc. Mr. Hnapp Is an honts( ' nqd RqtrJottc citizen, and his course . ip th[s respect proves that ho la too good and true a Re publican to allow jicrsonal considerations to stolid In the way or tip? hftnwQ|jlous % worklnga of the party fur u moment. Thu itetmhllcan primaries will bo hold in the dlttercpt tqwgs ip (.lifts county to-inPjrow uftvr- Kwul, front pre^pt'(tulletttlqtis. (ho 4dp{{n* o the Statu Convention will hu unanimous fur thu Hop, tiludhy M- Cidlupu Tficruhas.hW no chanao in the lust two weeks in the uputfc inqnta of tho Republicans pf Will bounty on Ihtf ()ul*ernmorl4l qu*- k 6((o|i. puley* it bo ft piprv IntensUlcd and outspoken opposition to the nopiiuatlun of Beveridge. In (act, the expres sion of prefuruncu (or Mr. Culloin, a| bqlnj tho, strongest and most available of all thu candl-* dates mentioned lu connection with the Gov* eruoraWp, U almost unafilmppu. . . JUOOB i)Ut*JAU|W. ol Judgu Beniamin aru nultu jubilant over tho con dition of his canvass fn McLean County and tho I.lfu enan(-qQvori|orjlili, In (liu Slato! (Imveii tlunliy tha uitln C.mgrcMlunal DMrU. lira press of which have unanimously Indorsed his qujdiHcatlons lor the olllce, Hu fs also In ru* oclj'tof cheering lutclUgcuca from other parts n.fvenlarjw]?, /or Cglloin, ki McLean Piraiity (tllfrayVcuMl and united stolid for llaujuiulu, uua wtu ask fur wltli good grocu havlui; m< i)U»x canillilato to aid or defeat. Judge Beniamin's Jtncas. us- THE CHICAGO TRIBUPJE': SATURDAY, MAY"‘SO* 1876— TWELVE PAGES; friends hero that ho is now the leading condl date. run nocßponu conoressionai. district. .Special Ohrttpondtnc* t\f The Itibme. Rockford, 111., May 18.—The Commllteo who call tho Congressional Convention for tho District are just now In dlsrcpdto all over the District, because they refuse to call the Repub lican Convention until tho middle of September, nod thus deprive the Republican party of the support of Its nominee, and throw cold water upon the entire campaign. The exact reason for this course Is not known, but the Commit tee may rest assured of ono thing: that this year tho best men of our county have become politicians In thobetleracceptafhm nl the word, and that It may prove a perilous operation for any five men to stand out fn direct opposition to tho wishes of tho entire district. Tho mfuouncomout of the Committee relative to npt calling the Congressional Convention un til September has been the means of-.stopping the speculations os to who will by our next Con gressman-; hut -Lathrop Is the favorite, and, unless some unknown dodge Is suddenly sprung at tho Convention, will he our next man. IIAKIjOW. UIS CRAM-BNOIS TO lIIS BNBUIEO. A Card to the Public. SpiuuoPißM), HI., May 18.—Certain charges affecting my inlegrlty and honoras a State ufll car, In cunnectlnn with tho State-printing ccm tract of IS?J and tho binding contract of 1875, having been made by my enemies for the solo purpose, ta I bullovc, to Infinonco the notion of the Republican Stato Convention on the 21 Ih Inst., thereby hoping to defeat my renomSuatlnn to the olllco of Secretary of Stato, I hereby, In the moat solemn and emphatic man ner, ns 'fully and specifically ns It Is possible for mo to do so, deny tho truth and challenge the proof o/ any and all charges that huvu been or may he alleged against me by any person or persons, Implicating mo In a corrupt or fraudulent manner, In nhy way whatever, with the printing contract of 1872. or In tho binding contract of 1875, or any other contract, nubile or private, either os between the State and Individuals or corporations, or be tween Individuals themselves: and I hereby pronounce the charges as made In connection with said printing and binding cdUlructs abso lutely false and without foundation in fact. In continuation of what I have hero said, to the full extent of their knowledge, I refer to tho then State ofilcers composing tho Board of Printing Commissioners In Ifciri, and to tho present Board of State Contracts, ami to tho records and proceedings of either of said Boards. Quo. 11. Harlow. NATIONAL. BRISTOW. # A WARNING TO RBrniJLIOAffU. TV) jfis Kditnr i\/ The Tribune. Burlington, liu, May 18.— Tho second Decla ration of Independence, which was issued In New York Tuesday last, and Husked over the wires, will meet with u clear nod distinct an amen from tens of thousands of hearts all over tho land as did the first declaration a century ago. Thousands and hundreds of thousands'of the very host men, who from a strong and cob sclentioua conviction of duty twenty years ago Joined together to makejjp tho Republican party, stood by and supported U and tho la mented Uncoln os It* representative through the trying ordeal of war, have already been Btirmf to tho depths of their hearts by tills dec laration. Tho importance of the occasion, tho character of the men composing this confer ence for patriotism, for Integrity, for Intelli gence, for statesmanship, for purity of life, all combine to give peculiar emphasis and force to what they have so wisely said} and while there will no doubt be n wide dliTcreiice of opinion as to their suggestion of an effort on the part of Independents to await the action of present po litical parties, in the hope of reform in either, Still that course may be best. It Is very clear to my mind, as has been fre quently intimated In Tim TmnDNB, that tho otdy man named as yet us tho candidate of tho Republican party lor President, whose name would be a platform in itself, Is Bristow. Called Into tile Cabinet at a time when the whole Civil Service of the nation was reeking and rotten with corruption, when rings and combinations hud become so strong and powerful us appar ently to defy tiie Government, and threaten with utter annihilation any man who dared to Interfere with their dastardly outrages and stealings, ho quietly went to work, ami, In tho fearless discharge of his duty as an liunost oiUccr of the Government, acton foot measures, the results of which Imvo electrified tho whole ■country. Dozens of tho chief conspirators—thanks to * tiie energy and untiring devotion to duty of one man—are to-day in the jallsand penitentiaries of the land. Dozimmoro ore on tho way, and scores and hundreds ore trembling with fear lept their guilty thievery will bo brought to light, and reap Its Just deserts. Tho circumstances under which Bristow has labored have also been peculiarly embarrassing. Tracing tho corruptions of the Whisky Ring so near tho person of tho Chief Magistrate os to gat inside the walls of tho White House, of course lio could not expect, as ho did not re ceive, that cordial support that would have been expected under less trying circumstances; ho still wont forward in too discharge of his •duty regardless of consequences to himself, mid to-day the name of Bristow strikes terror to tho hearts of all the pilferers, big oud little, of tho National Treasury. Is there another man named In connection with tho olllco of President for the ensuing term, whoso past history in public life Inspires tho honest, Intelligent, patriotic non-oQJco hohiing, oflicc-sccking masses with such hope ami confidence In tho future of their country! I am sorry to say I think not. Will tho Republican party heed the admoni tions so ably, bo calmly, 80 clearly sot forth, in tho address presented to tho American people by the gentlemen who met In New York, or will they rush headlong, as they have been going In years past, and drive tho men all over the coun try represented tyy these gentlemen to their only alternative of socking through the organization of a third party tho reforms If* our natloual politics which might possibly be secured 1 other , Wife I Will tho Republican party I>o wine enough and patriotic eupugli to do this I Will they? We shall sou. fl. ANOTRBR KRNTDCKY TBTBCTS. Spriuajtfhi f J/tm.) UtpubUcan. Tliq unanimity with which respectable cltfsens of Kentucky of all parties ami classes testify to the genuineness of Mr. Bristow, to hlsdntcgnty ami to Ms sincerity, to his capacity and to his honorable record, is something remarkable In these slays of disputed diameter and sharp par tisanship. No ordinary man, certainly no week or false men, could have gone through such an experience as Mr. Bristow has gone in his homo Stale these last IB years, ami receive at the end each tributes, such plaudits as he is now receiv ing from all sides there. Hero Is another Ulus* tratlon of how Mr. Brjatowjs regarded at home, written by a prominent Kentuckian to un old and intimate friend In Massachusetts, and nut intended for publication, and so the more valua ble os testimony. Thu writer, Judge Ballard, Is Judge of the United States District Court fur Kentucky, an anwdptco of President Lincoln, i> man of a very high character, and one of the original Emancipationists of Ids Statu:, Louisviu-B, ity.. April 24, IH7O. ,!fr. A. XoHhainpion, J/u«,-Mr Doan Siu : Your favor of the 30th was received Inst Saturday, and I mailed to you, on the samo day. a newspaper containing h sketch of th“ life of Bristow. 1 Imre pot myself reaiUUo skulch, but as It wosprupuad by one of Ida friends I suppose it U accurate. I wlll'pcw add for myself that 1 have known B iluw well fur 15 years, and that I have boon maty with him must ul this time, i feel, there fore. (hat I can speak with groat confldpoce qualities both of hU udnd and heart. Allow mu, (hen, to say that ho possesses a clear, comprehensive intellect apd a sound Judgment, and that for uprightness and parity of character nu man living surpassus hitq, Wl(on I first became acquainted with him he was, as his rather before blip bud beep, un Emancipationist. I(g \\m tbsn u Colonel InihoscrvicubT the united Buies, and thus bury testimony ns well to bis patriotism as to thy dvplh and sincerity of hi# cnnylctiup. Uo has always been the enemy of slavery, and. in my opinion, no is as true a Ileyubllcan us can bo found in the Ippd. H wqald Riyo mo great pioasiiro to see Mr. Adpnß BrufldmU of iu« Untied siatiw, but I tpore than doubt whether he can be elected. U will be difficult for Ihu Bppubilcsns tu elect any map: butt iftheyaruUv succeed, t tup pewuadefl It Ip to be done by selecting ns (bclr candidate some plan pot only dMMguished for intellect and purity of eluracUr, but one Who is In some sense the rep rcsynUtlvo of purity—the embodied oppusltlun of corruption, No fair mind can, 1 think, doi)Mthst that man Is Bristow, for certainly he, of ul! the prominent Ilcpdhllnms Iq tits Country, stands most identified with effort to ospose corraptlou, and to bring swindling officials to Justice. ‘ The purity of his 11/piq known to all of his ac quhiWnccs, and it has nowhutm attested to tha wbplo country by the udakud and vain efforts of bis enemies unit rivals to assail It. Very respectfully, yogr oMiqnj s*in»qh • ■ BtAkV MORTON, what aif Auumtm sits or mu, gu las Hdflor of TU Trituat. 'f’oi’BKA, Kan., May single mao in this country lias dune pq much for Hag Giivgf P.Mur* Imp Tlds prppp&UK’h no(-tqijUUVj-‘rtpd by anybody except Democrats uud-Uchids, Mr. Mqrlou focljs no single mai!}(lcat|uu fpr (ho of- M ‘rf.PfWlitcdl U( Ugi U«li«4 ViM qualification docs ho lack for being a strong and successful candidate for the Republican parly! ] tu has lx>en Us greatest and most faithful cham pion from lu organization, mid no man has been n mure popular member of It. To whom Is the party In live country more Indebted ! Yet. along with all the distinguished champions of tho party, those whoso voices were lifted aloud for it when the country was In the greatest tiorll, Tiir Tnrmma has coat him overboard, and iss set Itself diligently to work for a man, who, until within ft few months (t) was comparatively n stranger to anybody outside of ids native State (if. What sort of a recognition of public service Is this! There are scores of men who have done more for the party and more for the country than Mr. Bristow. (Hate they done more to restore honesty to the Civil Service,—to catch thieves who wore stealing the revenue, to convict and punish tliem, —to reform olllec-hojdcrs,— to rescue tho name of the Republican parly from popular odium and sovo It next fall from crushing de feat! Who arc these “scoresof men”! Let our snarling correspondent name oven ono man who has done ns much good for the Republican party the hut two years as Uflstow.—Ed.) Vet lu the past two months ho has dune jniieh, but only, under the circumstances, wlml hundreds of other men would have done (0, what no man of honesty and capability vvmuu have failed to do. (Why did not some of his predecessors do It?—Ed.[ For one, I am In favor of a man for the Cincinnati nomination who has been prominently, actively, and heartily in tho harness, and whoso lout / pairs of (partisan] service are a guaranty of his capability, Ills honesty, and his faithfulness. 1 believe in recognising the men who led the peo ple of this country through the “valleyand shadow of death,” when Ji required honesty, ability, and unswerving coiftngc to do It. [To do what—fioat with his party?) Tho Republican party, from whoso fortunes, in pence and In war, 1 have never strayed a moment, can now afford to do nothing loss than this. Yours, truly, J. V. A. [Now wo shall see how many delegates Kan sas will send to the Cincinnati Convention who prefer defeat under Morion uml the bloody shirt banner to sure victory under Bristow mnl Reform, or a fair show for victory under Blaine.—Ed.J THE DEMOCRACY* . THE OHIO convention. fyteciul !>!•patch to TU Tribune. Washington, I). C., May 19.—Sergennt-nt- ArmaThompson,Tlmrmau’B manager and Chair man of the Ohio Central Democratic Commit tee, has returned from Ohio. Ho says that the delegates from Cincinnati will veto for Thurman after the first bullet, and limb two-thirds arc nowTluirtnan men. Ho denies that tho rag baby platform Is Indorsed by tho Democrats of Olilo, and believes that It will bo neutralized at Cincinnati. - , FERNANDO WOOD’S CROICB. Fernando Wood has been Intervlqwcd. ,lle says that as a Tammany leader he Is opposed to Tildcn. lie says there aro reasons Jor hellov-B lug, in the present divisions which ex* Ist Ip tho Democratic party there, that mi unexceptionable candidate nut living in its borders would bo more certain to carry the State than any ono who resides therein. This man Wood intimates Is David Davis, fur whom he Insures New York by 20,000 majority. Wood says; “If the West should present David Davis, and ho should bo nominated, ho would carry Uiree-fourths of tho Electoral vote of tho United States, fur tho reason that wldlo ho Is a thorouglr Democrat in lino with too Democratic party, lie Is thoroughly unassailable. It will be the policy of tho Republicans to put our party on the defensive from the start, us It has dune for tho past twelve years, and they have whim nod us on that line or fight. They cannot do that against Davis. I claim to he a bourbon—a bourbon straight. I have never wavered. As such Davis Is entirely acceptable to mu and those I represent*” >ascnnt/LA:N“EOus. TUB KANSAS DEMOCRACY. Topeka, May 10.—Tho Democratic Conven tion reached a vote on the platform reported last night, and adopted it about midnight by"n vole of 183 to KM, including tho instructions for Hendricks. The following were elected dolcgntos-nt-large: Ex-Qov. Wilson Stauard, G. W. Blair, Isaac Eaton, and J. W, Oaylor. Ex-United States Senator Uoas was a member of the Conveuttuu, and Is iu full utllllatlou with the party. MICHIGAN DEMOCRACY, fiptclul filtpaleh to The Tribune, East Saginaw, Mini)., May 10.— Tlio Gratiot County Democratic! Convention held at Ithaca yesterdny'oleetcd delegates to tho State Demo cratic Convention, to bo held at Lansing on,Dio 2-ith, and adoptud unanimously a resolution ex? pressing tho sentiment of the Democrats of Gratiot County that Samuel J. Tllden is their unqualified choloo for candidate for President. * A resolution In favor of hard money was also adopted. HLUNB. Specia! filtpaich to The Tribune. New York, May lib— ln addition to other facts favorable to Blaine brought out by Gen. Stewart, bo has to-day made publlo thu fact that thu man who called on him and was mistaken by Knowlton for Blaine, was George W. Clnwc, of Now York. Tho Tribune will so publish to morrow. DECLINES. Washington, D. C., May 10.—Senator Booth Gaya ho does not Intend to pay any attention to hi* nomination for ‘VlcoO/rcsident, not regard ing It as a matter worth Ids especial notice. JIo enyfl there are only two points of accord between lilts financial views and those of the Convention, namely? That the United States legal-tender notes should be substituted for all National bank-notes, and that the easiest way to bring them up to n gold standard and provide for tliclr redemption Is through the Interconvertible 3.(15 bonds system. KANSAS. £ptc(af JNmalcA to TWe THfcune. Lbavbnwortii, Kan., May lit—The Stoto Convention to nominate delegates to tbo Chi' clnnatl Convention meets on tbu 64th Inst. The grout light will bo between the friends of Blainu mid Bristow. Tho former’s forces In the State are thoroughly organized, but a leading poli tician sold yesterday that ha hod, during the latjt week, become mi admirer of Bristow, and would very much desire to see him nominated. A month ago, In a letter to Tub Tiuhpnb, your correspondent predicted this, which ut tho time wits ridiculed by several Kansas papers, who could hear nothing but Blalup. However, now they admit Its truth. TUB DHMOCHATS AS nHFOBUBItfI. 3b (As Ec*Hor of TUfi Tribune, VAr.PApAiflO| Ind., May IQ.—ln tho hoqr of our national calamity, when civil war rent tho land in twain, when brothers 1 hands woro raised to shed brothers’ blood, whom stood these men Who come before us as reformers to-day t Did they uphold tho national unity, did they old tho strong right hands that kept back tho grim wolf of civil war from your doors, did their money go to sustain, their time to old, ortholr votes tuup- Infld tho tho Held I Nol Then, as now, tho party tha( sustained tho nation, tnen, as now, thpso who believed In Justice and liberty, tU*d law, wero S() ygjy, very corrupt and hopest, that they accepted Jeff Davis and Leo In nroferoneo. They opposed every War meas ure, they resisted tho drafts, they voted tho War u failure, and In half of the State of'lndiana they wore only kept from Inaugurating civil war by the presence of armed troops; they aided tbo UebcUloD by every means In their power,' and have they changed! Can the leopard change his tfpntsl Docs change of party platforms, without; chancing' loaders, change parties! Ido not believe U, nor do you. These platforms may bo nothing but empty words. Thp men who stand uppu or behind them, their principles, thulr opinions, and tholr lives are’what make political parties, and dlctsta party action. And lids Dvmncrallo |*ariy filters us as party lead ers, tu-day, t|iu men who, In national oflalrs, stole tho money In our Treasury, stole tlju amis from alisaraonalH, stole cloven fltatps fif the Union from m i\mprjq.»n people when la power, Ami, hem Ip Indiana, stole oilr sciinoi /upas, stole our swamp lands, amfln IBOflarraysfl the Stale in hostility to tha national aothorlty, so f&r at they could with Oov. Morton fit tbo holm, who In Umt.nour of peril took the responsibility of (damning nut the treason Of these men by the sU°Wg hand. liul they arc reformers fo-dny I What they reformed: who will they reform? Mate they ru* formed themselves; have they said to their Old l?u|lurs; “ Take back scats, \vc don't Indorse your past; the Democratic missa* ate honest, loyal, Un|on-lovlDS nmu'nud our loaders must bo Um s*me ,f T llavo (hay doua this I No I hut they present us these men to reform Um UnpaWivan party, with these m«a. WhfiW very names are s'stupvh m ths national ) fv, thuy propose to cleanout our party pt&bloa, ami asnd us men whose har\qs uffi yet wet In Mm honest blood of Jour murdered sons nud brothers, (o was!) oufa ow pieces or liopub))c«n dirty linen. Tho lUipublioua party la tbsjiarty of reform, and tho only (mala this nation afc)o to punish lla own thieves; aide and willing to reform whatever needs reiprm within B.owp organisation. Bom as • pony of reform in the Ipdlupapt outburst 01 tbb> ffa«j»yo plu unalusitUojc*acUo(uyf Urn cUve power, UUas abolished slavery, hue reformed the nation, by makiug its words aim deeds and has honestly rccjsomvd ever* pMb'e In the past, aaA sMU |bp party of reform. |t \yljl continue )u work In honestly finishing npwnal Is loft us to-day Ami wood new Issues ana now questions come you w<|iyi>}UlifiiifiC|(M(V4it mrDf. oh in tim past. on tlmt 6bk Itkervllcs Umvmn Bupm Liberty—ln favor of Fidelljjr, orllonesty, uml of Jujtlca. - . - " ikD. b.Kjt*«L CRIMINAL NEWS. . A Desperate Missourian Resorts to Arson and Suicide. Bold and Successful Highway i Robbery In Texas. Winslow’s Successor a Successor in Every Sense oi’tho Word* Mr. Micky, ai Louisville, Apprehen sive of a LaGmngo Dele gation. STAGE ItOJIHISHYi QAwnarON, Tox., May U).—Another dating stage robbery has occurred on the El Paso line. Ono stage ami two hacks full of passengers were stopped by three highwaymen on the open prairie, 18 miles west of Dallas. Before finishing their work another hack full of passengers came tip. On being ordered to atop, the driver put the whip to his horses and escaped. Several shots were fired by the robbers, uml ojio of them followed the hack some distance. The lire was returned by tiie passengers, but no one was hurt. A* aeon os the robber* secured the booty, which it reported amounted to $7,000, they shut their own mimes, mounted the best ones belong ing to tho stage’ anil rodo towards tho Indian Nation. From a description given It is supposed they arc tho sumo Who recently captured tho San Antonio stages. Mounted squads of men started hi pursuit. Later.—Tho Galveston Afars* special from Port Worth, Ifilh, says Information Just rc ’eolvcd states that 10 men were In pursuit ot the rubbers only ten minutes behind them early this morning on the Grnplaln prairie. From description given It Is supposed that they arc tile James brothers. Tho entire country Is aroused, and their capture Is considered cer tain. 7W.t/)fi/cA In (hf fit. Lout* Globe-Democrat, Galveston, Tex.. May IB.—•Tomorrow’s AVim will have thu following special from Dol- Jus: Tlio stage of thu El I’aso Line, which left Eogloford, the western terminus of the Texas Pacific lUulroad, this morning, for Fort Worth, was stopped 2 miles west or Hickman’s Post* Oltloo by three armed uml mounted men, who required the passengcra, of which there were four, to give up their money. While thus en gaged, aback coming from Fort Worth drove up, which was stopped, the passengers ordered to alight, and the horses unhitched. One of the robbers then stood guard over the whole number of passengers, while the other two went up the road to moot another hack, which was coming from Fort Wurth, and compelled the passengers thereof to got out. Tims there were fifteen passengers In all huddled together. Another hade was descried coming from Dallas. Thu occupants on arriving and being called on to stop, refused. Tbo passengers thereof, being fired on by tho robbers, returned the fire ns they drove on. They were pursued by the robbers for a short distance, but. they soon returned and finished their work, killing their own horses and taking those of the Stage Com* puny. They rode off at full speed towards tho Indian Territory. The place where this robbery was commuted Is only 15 miles west of Dallas, on tho open prairie. Only one of the passengers stopped had n weapon, which was taken from hlitrni the outset as ho attempt* cd to use it. It la said that thn stage robbers took £3.000 from one man, and that they boasted they had Secured $7,000 In all. .Martin Oulvcr, a large mid well known slock man of Corpus Christ!, was In the hock which was tired upon, and re ceived a block eye from splinters causod by their Indicts shivering tho posts of tho hack. From tho description, U is thought these aro the same that robbed tho stage ncar£equlu lately. ARSON AND SUICIDE. Octrregpontttnce fit. Louli Republican. A doublu crime bus been committed in tho quiot and peaceable neighborhood about 5 miles west of Sulphur Springs, In Jefferson County, Mo., which was startling in tho extreme. Tho facts aro supposed tobo substantially na follows; On Hu afternoon of Inst Monday, May 15, F. J. Lelssncr, who resided on a small farm, set (Ira to his fence, and then locked himself In his dwelling-house. After saturating the floor and furniture with grease of some kind, lie applied tho torch. Tho (lames spread rapidly, and soon great volumes of flame and smoko were bursting through the room. No sound was .heard except tho roaring and crackling of tho firc,l Jmt after some time Lelssncr opened - 'the door and came rushing out with a revolver in his hand. After proceed ing a short distance ho entered a privy, and al most immediately an explosion was heard, fol lowed by & souud aa of thu falling of a heavy body, lie was then found lying on the floor, hi on almost unconscious state, but endeavoring to crawl out, having In ono hand a bowlo Undo with which he was trying to cut Ida wrist. A revol ver lay upon thu floor, which was secured, os well as the bowie-knife, which was wrested from his hand by Constable Sweeney. Ho was then conveyed to Justice William Fritter’s office at Sulphur Springs to ho eared for. In tho mean time, under the direction of Constable Sweeney, parties present removed such household goods us could ho got at, hut which were scorched or burned badly. The principal port of the house hold effects could not he reached. hclssner was a German, about 03 years; old. large and muscular, unu was considered at times a dangerous man. It was found that be hud shot himself on tho right side of his hood a little back of tbo car, the ball lodging In tho head. « Ur. n. Lehmann was called in by Justice Fritter and dressed the wound, but It was mor tal, and Lelsener died about midnight. Justice Fritter held an Inquest on the body, and the. verdict of the Jury was that the deceased ovum to UU death by a pl«lut-hiiU tired from a pistol by his own hand. Ilewaa burled In the Bur gess graveyard* on Qlar.c Creek, on Thursday, by Justice Fritter. Domestic troubles aro sup posed to have caused Leaner to commit tlicse ■rash acts, os his wife had recently obtained a dlyurce from him. A HTjnOLAAI SUOTi Cincinnati, May 10.—Almut 4 a. in. the wife of W. 11. Weddell old, residing on Richmond strcQt, was awakened by a man ehwblug into a second-story sleeping-room window, ami gave tho alarm, which woke her husband. The burglar in tho meantime dropped to tho ground, and Mr. Wcddoflold, seizing a revolver, ran to tho other window, whore ho saw throe or four men In Ids yard. Thu latter opened flro on him, without effect, but . bo. succeed ed In shooting quo imm in tho groin. HU comrades carried him sniuo distance through streets and alleys, ‘and was fluidly forced to leave him, owing to unothor alarm raised by the Inmates of a house near where they stopped. Tlio wounded man was captured by the police atlcl taken to tho Cincinnati Hos pital. Ho gives tho name of Morris "Ward, a Hew Orleans thief, but refuses tu disclose the pomes of bis companions. MICKI3V. homaviLUi, Ky., May 11).— A dispatch from LiiGraugo, Ky., to (he Chief of Polite says are organising to come to LonlavllJo anil hung Ben Mlchpy, a prisoner charged wjth ipyr del*. (a & hud character, and has as sassinated lour men, tpq last at £aQrougo a H ock ago. I.OUhvillb, May 10-rMldnlght.r-rTbo entire police force has been ordered on duty to tiro* vent tiio LaQmnge mob /ruin panging Mickey. Piper dispatches sny luQmcnhavo left LaUnuigo for the Louisville Jail. The police and military Arq on duty, and ready to arrest the men as soon as they come. Thu police number JSU, tpp military 100. ' • CANADIAN K.vniAnmoN. &*dul DlVXltt A $9 Tb 4 Tribun*. Toronto, May 10.— The case of Kuraluo fiiipth, the colored man held for extradition to thq United States fpr the murder nf MeKaou jn Detroit, H'tjs argued to-day before Judges Hpjs rlson and Morrison In the Court of Queen’s Hopeh. Tlio Court overruled the objections ad vanced by counsel for the prisoner, and held that there was u prltpa facie casq qf mwlcf. The prisoner will, therefore, be extradited uudey the Governor General's warrant i)#ymwo\ys jtwh, DiipMcM ip J%4 TWSam. pxvßNfOftT, fa„ May io.-»Tha District Court of this county adjourned to-day, after haying disposed of thirty-live criminal coses. Sentences were Imposed as follows: Hebert Pool, forgery, ten Indictments, one year In the Pepllentlary on the first*, Charles ipddwltt, stealing,' otm year In (he penitentiary} f.evrls Lewis und'O. T. Presloji, illuo Ptho eidigntigry." pjj*ut, Neb., May w of ti|a upiuit, spfllars n«r GhJiumpfii \m sbft this muudug ou bis farm by 4 neighbor. John McPherson. Xho shot lodged In the how* els. There Hno hope of Ids’recovery. It ap pears there JmU been an old grudge between the men. poison suspected. Special Pitpotch to The fHOsna Bloomington, 111., May 10.—A minor pre vious hero that tho body of Henry Horsolieldt, cx-Sherlff of .McLean County, who died midden \y about a year ago, Is to be disinterred In order to make an examination for poison. WINSLOW’S successor. Boston, May 10.—'The Hon. Newtml Morse, of Natick, successor of tho forger Winslow from the Fourth Massachusetts Senatorial District, has fled, having appropriated $.10,000 «f tho funds of tbo Trnvn of Natick. Ho Is said to have squandered large pnnis at faro. A MAI) MUUUKUKSSi Special Dlfpateh In 37>e Tribune. Milwauxch, May 10.—In the Wdncp mnrdcr trlat, Burroughs, counsel for defense, concluded his address to lUo Jury, and County-Attorney Marlin will close for tho prosecution In the morning, when the case will be given to tbe Jury. CASUALTIES' DROWNED. Special DUpakh io 77,s Tribune. Boocavoboh, Out,, May 19.—0 n Tuesday morning last, Mrs. Fortune and two children started out in a small boat for Jacob’s Island, on Pigeon Lake. Nothing was hoard of them until yesterday, when the uodv of Mrs. Fortune was found on the beach of Main Shore. Thu bodies of tho children have nut yet been re covered. RAILROAD ACCIDENT. Cincinnati, 0., May 19.—Tho Xwpilrer'* Carlisle, Ky., special says n north bound rniln on tho Mnyavllle & Lexington Railroad broke through a bridge near Mlllersbnrg to-day, wrecking one pa&sutigcr-cnr and n Imggage-cnr. No person was killed, bat fourteen passengers wore Injured,.some severely. EIBES. AT LAPOIITE, IND. Kpfchtl Dltpalcft to The Tribune. L.iTonns, Iml., -May 19.—Tbe grocery-store nnd dwolliug-houso .of William- Copco was partially destroyed by fire early thto morning. The loss was about sioo. Fully covered by In surance. Cause of the lire unknown. IN CHICAGO. The alarm from Box 317 at 3; 10 o’clock yester day afternoon was caused by a lire hi tho sinukc house In the rear of the butcher-shop of Gustav Mcbiikl. Xo. lira West Lake struct. Damage to meats, ?30. _ AT GREEN UIVEII, WY. CnnTBNNB, Wy., May 10. —A fire to-day at Green River, Wy., destroyed $7,000 in property. Asunraou. Wlintllo Says About Tlmt McDonald Aflklr. Him J-’ranciscn Chronicle. William Arlington drifted into Oakland yes terday with Queen's Circus, nnd n Chronicle re porter called upon tho much-published artist at bis hotel, and, in response to a multiplicity of questions, elicited tbo following statement: Billy says that Mamie didn’t direct that tel egram to “V- 8.," but to W. Arlington, show ing the couveutoucu of having a change of Initials. That the first bu saw of tbo ter rible MlUu in this city was at tho cor ner uf Third and Tehama streets. Ills fair com-. panton. wltlui natural air .of surprise, ejaculat ed, “ Why, there's Mae I” That be tlum drove up to tbo sidewalk', and the smiting Mike gath ered bis truant half into bis arms, nnd with a warm kiss asked, “Where have you been!" to which interrogation she lisped, “Mr. Arlington drove mo out to tbo convent to see Birulo." Billy says, furthermore, that Instead uf booing “m a bird," bo faced tbo music, grasping tbo outstretched band of Mike, who greeted him with “ How do you do, Billy f" 1 Arlington then, very manfully, told the re doubtable Mlko, “I want to seo you before Jou go away," and thou stabled his horse, u tbo evening, after exciting tbo risibilities of the audience at Maguire's, ho diligently searched tbo registers of .the various hotels, dually finding them at tbo Grand, and sent up n card with tbo inscription, “I would like to seo you, Hit Is not too Into." Accepting an Invitation to asetmd, no was ushered Into the presence of the reunited pair, the confid ing husband greeting him with u hearty shako of tho hand. Billy bravely informed him tluil Inasmuch as Mike’s wife hud been found In his company, ho felt It to bu bis (Billy's) boumlen duty to give him an expbumtlanjwblcli unde niably was very fair and candid In Billy. lie In formed tbo Chicagoan that bo bad received n telegram from Mrs. McD., asking him to meet bur at the depot; that lie did so, regarding her reputation to such au extent that bu took Ula daughter with him to save appearance- Mlko feelingly said: “Billy, my wife has told me all; I am to blamo for her desertion." A declaration of ficucu which was mot by Billy with the luforma- Iqii that lie had advised her to return home, and generouslyoffering to furulsh tho funds for that purpose If uecossury: ho meekly Informed Mlko that lio regretted that Mrs. Mike hud tele graphed him. as It placed him In a very embar rassing position, and his sensitive nature lias been harshly sluikon. The two, in the most friendly spirit, amt apparently bury ing all animosity, convened for a few moments, Mao thanking him (or all he liaddono, thereby evincing bis gen erosity. After a worm good-night from all bands Billy withdrew, being Informed that tho McDonald family purposed removing on the morrow to tbo i'ataco Hotel, ami receiving a warm invitation to call. Next day bo did so, and In the sumo friendly spirit tbo trio drove to tho Convent, which resulted in Billy’s daughter taking Up her quarters with tho McDonald family ou tlm morrow- Tbo butclmt was pqw so deeply buried that it seemed Impossible to resurrect It and ou Saturday eve tho McDonalds took an affecting leave* of tho kind-hearted minstrel nnd slid out for East on tho following morning. Billy solemnly avers that these aro Urn facts in the euau, ami expresses Ids readiness to swear to , them before a Notary I’wblle. A? to tho Chicago business, Billy declares that ho received several anonymous notes re questing on interview, and dually, as was natural, lie answered them, and ueheld for tbo first time Mrs. McDonald. Hu told her be regretted tho writing of his note, which proves conclusively Unit bu is nut the ogre bu is paint ed. Sho sorrowfully told him that bur family relations were decidedly unpleasant, iu\d that evou (f bo would hot continue the Intimacy aim must scyer her connection with her husband ami flee. Billy says the statement that be made assignations with per at her own house Is a mis take, mid that ho never was there but once, nnd that won on a New Year’s, when ho called with a friend, and probably took a drink. Ilu pronounced as a base slander the charge lh|it there are women In houses of |U-fuiue In Chicago, led there by him; mid wills upon Oud to wltpcsa the truth of his statement*, and, furthermore, that it Is absurd to think hlpi soph a loot oa to squander all hla money on women. lb Is evident that gentle pity still roosts in his. breast, for bo Indignantly de nies tho allegation that bo neglected his wife and eh (hi to such au extent that both r compelled Ui submit to many deprivations order to permit the daughter to attend school. WUh the flush of outraged vlrluq ting ing Ids cheek, and with indignation lu Ids voice, ho positively denies the rum of "?oe," saying that according to her pwn confession she bud fallen ora they piyt, aud that when bu first saw her she wax a wile, • oil save tho ceremony, to another man; ami that the reported sccno with the’ officers was but a fantasy lu tbo brain of the qmp who told it, S declares that the bugbypr oil poverty never nave baunteq bU wife, (op no always contributed to her support, and ft M » Marnier uu him to soy that sbpww forced w go out into tb? cold world and suj.k for sewjug to support bcffldf am] clilid, and denies (but, when he left for San I raucisco, be bade bur “good-by for ever." With commendable generosity, he nought: tb? residence oq South I'prk avenue ft) Ida wife's napm; bo scouts fho plea fhat )t WM mortgaged to liquidate his debts; and says Dm place wuq mortgaged when hu bought It: that lUs an in- uf tho Hartford Life (usurMK u vom papy, and cannot K lifted for. ttrturoaw to wjouj, evo« if he wanted, to dolt- This prop erty bu has promised to bus us soon M too roqrtgago Is liftud. Bjlly says bo has - only beeu ou this coast about three months) that when bo left home pu guyp hip wifO IWk y»l Blucu has pent her fIW more, To show that hu heart U not utterly dvvdW. of nUy> Billy dvolared that ha rfWa'l wwf W feuYO Chicago. Ids wife.. was sick, hut bam busrtad llaverly hold him to >U» engagement, and Coro him from UU wife. But hq procured ij uurey fur bur before leaving, aud (I spo sqtfvred it was not tbrqugb any want of attention on h l * part.’* Generosity hold a it prominent wore In Bipy's hwrt. for Im tUiit tpi/diamond varriqgis, vildrti y A* ™N mwmhJ to pay «muu m lua qebw (1m M>'s UU (aloe), weru a WW* wuo, aud pareuihrtW ly aska 1/ Jfc look* sa though ho la a parctewtifoOß man, or that hla wife was obliged to toko in Sowing. I Toner, also, lie Is not devoid bf: although hla «if« has ttlvon his letters, which skonlil bo *a crcii, to bo printed, ho cannot forgot that she Is n woman, nnd therefore will never hear from him anything derogatory to herself or her character. Ho sorrowfully aaya that ho feels thtoMrtotdflt affliction, and, althongh he ad mits 1m has been Indiscreet, ho feel# innocent ['flHilng the cause of all thil trouble ( and. If Miko McDonald would tell tliatruth, tho bulk of tho chargee would fall to the ground. Ila declare# that ho ha# always endeavored, Ivolh In nnd out of Ids profession, to net the part of a gentleman, ami thinks that to those who know mm ttiusa charges will have but little weight; and asks of those who do not know him a sum pension of Judgment until the faCU are to* rived at. RAILROADS. THE CHEAT WESTERN RAILROAD. At a recent meeting of the shareholders of the Orcat Western Rallro:nl In Canada, Sir Hugh Childers, tho President of tho Company, muile an address giving an account of the visit' which he and Mr. Coeklmrn had paid to Canada during the past half year. Ho said, although lul could not quite undertake to visit the secno of mwrntion# every half year, vet Birch visits by the President and Directors were very useful. Turning to thorcsultsof the half-year's working, ho said, n comparison bvlwoun tliolr roccljits and their ca«h expenditures showedo balance suillclont to pay not only the whole of their bonds and debenture tntoroH.t,—which of course had always bA-n punctually paid,—but also a further balance of 1*24.000. The finances worn taken up and ills cup-md In detail, and very satisfactory conclusions drawn thorefrom. \t Ith respect to (lie Grand Trunk Hallway of Csn sdn, the position or tho Great Western wad said to be very much heller than was stated, according to the newspaper reports, at tho moutlngof (ha (armor company on tho previous day. They were* link in lines between tho Western States and Boston, in Now York, and they also had a valuable local, business, which they wore doing their host to develop; While the Grand Trunk was a through lino or itself, competing with American lines, of which tho Great western formed nlluk. They would come to terms with tho Grand Trunk Company ns to their local tralllc, hut they had no power to come to terms with them as to through ItalUo, over which, at bo bad said, (boy hod no control. Since tlio last meeting a considerable change had occurred in the proprietary of tho Can ada Southern Hallway, in sonic respects to tho ad vantages of tbe Company, hi other respects not; but they were fully alive to the change in their rela tions which this Involved. With tlio MlcblgnnCon* tmi they wore on the best terms, and tbolr alliance with (hut company was vary Important. In conclu sion, he would again refuse to prophesy os to tho future of the Company. They would do their nt moNt-tocutdownuxpondllure, butjudiciously, ami they were for peace with their neighbors. THE GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY. The semi-annual meeting of the Grand Trunk Railroad was hold In London about n week or two ago. Mr. Richard Rotter, the President ot the Company, In an address to the stockholders, after calling attention to the report for tbosiz months ending December, 157.% said tbatt The Company lute in stuck at Montreal and Port land about H.OOO tons of steel tails, available for service for the current year, and that that amount of steel rails will bo sulUclont to provide for ro nuwals and maintenance fur the year 187*1. The conclusion Is arrived at that n sum of less lima I’MO.ono. an ni'nlnst an amount of £.170,000 for IHT.'i, and £507,000 for IH7I, expended on per* nmnent way renewals on the Hue, will be suOlcfent to keep the Grand Trank In perfect running order. It If proposed, according to a programme brought before tlm Rxccutlvo Council, during the years 1H77-8 to complete. the complete tUo laying down on the Grand Trunk of such portions ns up ficsr to require steel rails to bo laid. Mr. Potter clt quite certain tliat, lind it nut boon for tbo re construction of tbo line In 1873-’4 ami the substi tution of the national gauge for the ex ceptional *an«o the Grand Trunk never could have got through the grunt commercial and Indus trial crisis of 1875. In speaking of the relations of the Grand Trunk with the Great Western, Mr. Potter said that tho Hoard ,of Directors bad re ceived from Mr. Childers,—the President of tho Great Western,—since tho latter’s return "from Cnniuht, an elaborate and large. proposal for an equitable division of competing trnfllc, and there la prospect of an agreement. Mr. Hickson bad set tled with tbo New York Central tho'question of through westward-bound rates, and Mr. Potter was satisfied that if Mr. Hickson Is properly supported the time Is very near when a satisfactory settle ment in respect of easlward-bonnd rates will bo made. After some discussion, in which a number uf stockholders expressed their disappolntmunt that (here were no dividends for preference share holders, tho half-yearly report was adopted unani mously. Thu retiring members of the Hoard of Directors were re-elected. TUB LAKE-FRONT. . The managers of the Illinois Central Railroad stuto that they still iftlhoro to tho offer they imulo for the Lako-Frtmt to (bo old Council. They hope that tho now Council will act fairer towards them than tho old cue. They do noft wish to huv anything except tho two blocks be tween Madison mid Randolph streets, and do not hi any way wish to Infringe upon the ripari an rights ol the city it such there are. They believe that tbo amount offered, SBOO,OOO, Is moro than tho properly is worth at tho present time. Rut ns they are greatly In need of a now depot, and will have to bulla one on another site soon if they cannot gut tho Lake-Frontjtboy adhere to tho original bid. CONVENTION RATES. The Chicago & Alton Railroad wishes It tO' ho understood that It has made no arrangements to sell tickets to tho State Convention ut Spring bold at full faro going and one-filth faro return ing. as announced in the evening papery. It will sell round-trip tickets to delegates atono and one-flfth fare, mid tho tickets for tho round trip must bo purchased before storting. ■ THE HOSTILE SIOUX. Tia-oa Military Columns Moving Against' Thom. Dtupatdt to Jfew Y»r* J/mjW. Fort .Lincoln, pak., May 17.— Tho expedi tion which has been organising at this point for several weeks, mid intended to one rate against thq hostile Indians under Sitting thill, left this poyt at daylight this morning, taking a dip) westerly course. The expedition numbers somewhat over },OOO men, ami is probably tho best equipped and most thoroughly organised forco that has been sent against hostjlo Indians since the War, Gen. Terry, tho accomplished commander of the Po partment of Dakota, goes In command. (Jen. Custer, to whom tho command of tho expedition was Intended lo bo given by tho mil itary commanders, but who was deprived nf his command by the President's tlwlcc-rcpooted Qr det, goes with tho expedition second in com mand mid In Immediate command of bis regi ment, which is really tho lighting force of the expedition. in addition to Custer’s regiment of cavalry, thq expedition Is composed of a detachment of Indian scouts (also under Ouster’s command), three companies of Infantry, and a l>dttery of Gatling guns. A train of about 130 wagons ami 1200 puck-mules accompany the troops, loaded with thirty days’ supplies ot rations and forage. In addition to tnese. two steamers, parrying supplies for two months, will proceed/rom this point up Urn Missouri JUvor to tho mouth of the •Yellowstone River, and then up tholqttcr r|yof to tho depot to b» estnbUijhpd—probably. upur tho mouth of the Rig Horn I(|vor, (leu. Gibbon, with six companies of Infantry am) four pf cavalry, has moved from Fort Bills, Montana, and Is now making his way down tho left hank of {.hp yolbyv’itnpd WwwU thp pro posed depot. The latest Information brought In by scouts from the UoatUo camps report Hitting Bull "as Imylug itoijccntryled Ids entire camp near the LlttluVlssuuri River, uUnqst duo went from thU point. HU forco U given at J,WQ Judge#. This estimate would enable him to put ut least 8,000 warriors into the Held. By soma this esllma|o b considered- Un»v, but tuoru U no doubt that inara hostile Indians pm bq cone(sn|r»tod bo, tweeq Hip Vlttjo Missouri am,! Yollpwtouti R|ys ers than at any qthcr point in the country, If Urn above Information' fa tmif, lively times and heavy lighting may bo looked for within t|iq next two wppka. , . (Jen. Cmok Is also about tp JojuJ a coluptq from tho direction of Furl tawnpi northward, tp co-operate with tho column from till# pqlut #n(| tho ono under Gun. Gibbon. Ranh column Is acting independently of tb« other two. Geq, Crqok command# only thy ope from Fort Lnram|e. Tim movements pf the other two columns arc under Gqn, Tprjy,.. peacqn wm: T\i IA. Sailor if fA. Tribwu. ■ CJinojao,-May 18.—JU William MeJTeo, 00 Jang kuoffo lu tit. Louis as * amxeas/ul Jduroai of late with > tity* to Which neither himself nor 0)4 toy ft"? wa(m. I should ho glad If you win set your reujler* right as to Ws'dcacoDuUlp. Mr. McKee was.iQuio iblrtyr/Qurycora ago, toDnocted wua Fresßytcrlim Church, of thoji, uid for many years, pastor. Mrs. UoKea «u a loeinbet at that Uau>, aud; still ls.hat our nn« loHdUfttf WW», IWYlf*; JB.

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