Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 23, 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 23, 1876 Page 2
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2 ftf this Board, scads ft solid Cullom delegation, or utl-Bereridn. Mr. Anderson, of Peorio, Peoria Connty, Is alto a Cana! Commissioner..ftn.op* Dolnlee of Gov. D. This county Is solid agAlnst Beveridge. Mr. UrMnard, who!■ a.Tory excellent man. Is the other member of this Board, and re • Bdea In Branaton, Cook Connty; ho U a member .-of.theßoard.ofTrade,.wblchbas a .membership of •bont 2,000, .which la. fllmoat solid against Bever ldsjraln: W. M, Taylor, President of the Peni tentiary Board of Commissioner*, resides In (ne Townof llydo Park, .Cook County. This town •ends • ‘Solid ‘nU-Bordridad dcleiratlon. John fionUiworth, alsdametnbeVof‘this Hoard, resides atlWoodatock, McHenry County. nlUchsondsa delegation one-halt UoTcrldgo. It is fl * r ViV ß /£. thattbo home of Noland, the other member of the • Board, will also ho auVl-.Bevcrldgo. nock Island,' the borne of J lm Beardsley, another of Beveridge’s appointees, semis an nntl-licvcniigo delegation. Jacksonville, Morgan Coimty. has a man McLaughlin, of raHroad-w* nolorietj, and ngent of the Acting Governor. «l*o «?£•“'"“I”?’* cridgo delegates. At Pontiac, Livingston Connty. Beveridge has n large number of appointees, ami this county sends a strong outl-Bcverldgo dclcga- esses where Beveridge has *n {tPHolnfoe, the county or town goes against him. which shows ■ one of two things: either Beveridge Is a very weak man with the people, or he has made appointments of men with no Influence. Bona. PAIOTELIi-I/E MOYNE. TUB FORMER’S REPLY TO TUB LATTER. 3h the Editor of The Tribune, Cmcioo, May 22.—1 find in your Issue of the Mill Inst, n letter from J. V. Lo Moyne, In rela tion to tho scat which ho now holds In Con gress. I should not notice tho letter but for tho reason that ho attempts to throw chaff Into the eyes of tho people to blind them. For in stance, he says that “All the'talk about tho Poor-House vote was Intended to conceal the real Issue, and to distact attention from the gross frauds proved.” The Committee decided Vie ease upon ihe Poor-Home vote, and upon that vote alone. Therefore, there was no other Issue. Ho claims that there were frauds committed !n the First IVcclnct of tho Twentieth Ward; and, because ho established that fact, he asserts that I committed said frauds. Now, I claim that these frauds were commit ted In his Interest, and not In mine. The Board of Registration, IhoJndgesand Clerks of tho Election, ana tho County Clerk, were BcleclcilbyAlsj»«Wy,and were of At* party. These fraudulent voters who voted the Republican tlckcton that occasion In that precinct, nnd against the Democratic ticket, were all irishmen. Tho record nshcmadolt up will show (and no such fact was over shown before) flint between 200 and 300 Irishmen voted tho atralghtltcimbllcan ticket upon that occasion. He knows, and every body else knows, tlrit Irishmen do not vole the Republican ticket It is. therefore, absurd, for him to claim that this frond wan committed “all on hla I my] behalf,” when there is no proof what soever that any Republican committed fraud. Rut, on Uie contrary, the proof shows (his proof) •that the frauds were committed by Irishmen; and I submit to you, Mr. Editor, whether, In your ex perience, you have over known Irishmen to vote the Republican ticket, or Republicans to commit frand using Irish names f • ’ Rut, Mr. Editor, this is a discussion which It b useless to Indulge In. However, I will say Uil* 'much: that Lc Moyne did claim, in the brief which ho first prepared, that the First Precinct should be thrown out, and. In making up his case, ho showed himself elected by a majority of eight votes by this process; ami, when ho discovered that his claim rested solely Upon forty-odd pauper votes, ho ask ed that this First Precinct might bo purged, and, by purging, he insisted that all of these Irish Re publican votes fraudulently cost should bo deduct ed from my vote, although he showed that they were cast, not forme alone, tut for both of ns. This Is what ho calls in his letter ‘ • plainly right." Notwithstanding his change of front upon this precinct, six of the Committee (tin* Committee con plsta of eleven) decided against him, and left the case, as I formerly correctly stated it to you, to bo decided upon the pauper vote. . „ Upon these forty pauper votes the CotnrnWee elected Mm to a teat (a Congress, and this is Alt only muniment of title. 110 Is, therefore, clearly the “representative” of Mr. Kimberly’s paupers, nnd not of tho people of the Third District. Mr. Le Moyne’s political history nnd present status may thus bo briefly summed up: Ho was discovered ana nominated by Mr. A. C. Hosing; elected by inmates of a Poor-Bouse: nnd inducted into office by ex-Confcdcrato guerrilla Blackburn, with whom he votes, and doubtless will continue to vote. Yours truly, C. B. Fauwblu CARD SCHURZ. WHAT HE THINKS OP THE SITUATION. A reporter of this paper yesterday met cx- Scnator Carl Schurz at the hotel at which ho woa temporarily sojourning, and having a laud able curiosity to find out what hla views were on tho Important questions of the day and espe cially Presidential candidate*,aakcdtlic following Questions. Mr. Schurz seemed to bo In a cheer ill mood, and talked without any reserve about men and things. Tho substance of his conver sation Is subjoined “ Are you goiug to stay hero sometime, Mr. Schurz i “ No, I am going to pay a visit to my mother at Moncc, and thence to St. Louis.” THE CONFERENCE OP RSPORMCRS. “Did the recent conference in New York meet your expectations as to tho atlcudaueo and character of tlio members !” “It not only met, but It surpassed my cx- J lactations; wo had'a very large number of elters from prominent gentlemen In the West ern States, who expressed their cordial approval of the movement* but wore detained by business or otherwise.” THE SITUATION. “Whfttls your view of the political situation! What party has the beet chance to win!” “My vfowis easily stated. Yon are ft Republi can, and I suppose yon want yonr party to succeed. Tho situation of the Republican party seems to mu exceedingly plain. It has a great opportunity to deserve and to win success, and will, in ray opin ion, bo certainly defeated if It misses that opportu nity. Thera la a grave charge brought ogafust tho Republican party, which consists in thin: that much' corruption has grown up under Its rule. That charge Is Just, una cannot be denied. Tiicru Is only one defense to this, and that Is that under Republican auspices strong and pnrttolly success ful‘efforts were made to ospese and put down that corruption. Now, when you look aintmg tho list of Republican candidates foatbo Freed dendy, who made those efforts? You will find that It'was not Morton, nor Conkllng, nor Blalno, nor the “Great Unknown,” but it waa Bristow. If tho Republicans nominate Bristow, (ho defense will be good. • If they do not, unless—'which prob ably few tf uny Republican politicians think of— they nominate a man of tho claw of Adams, the original charge will not only ho as strong as ever, butanolhcr charge will bo added to U, natnolyi that the only man who tn official position has shown himself efilclont iamakinga successful tlghiagnln*) corruption was thrown aside, and It will Lo argued that U wa« done for that very reason. No party can standnpand expect to succeed in the face of such charges os those*. *• Is It your opinion that TUB REi'OHM SENTIMENT of tho country Is stronger now than it was In ‘*l think It much stronger. I have rccelverta very largo number of letters from men who were stanch UcpubllcanH until now, and who not only Insist upon a candidate who has practically demon strated tils character aa a reformer, but who show a very strong Inclination to cut loose from their part; altogether and to start a new organization." TUB WIUSKY nma. "Some of Mr. Blaine’* friend* have suggested that be would be a proper candidate fur Ibu reform* •re. What do you think of that?" “Ur. Blaine I* a very clever gentleman, and ban some strong point*; but, when you look over hi* record daring the many year* ho bo* occupied a powerful position In Congrcn* and a* a party man* ogor, can you put your finger on a single Instance to which bo made an earnest effort to reform any of Iho Government abuses and of party management, which, In his position as a Congressman ami a puny manager, must have come to his knowledge? i do not think you will find one. This morning I saw In .Tire CincAaoTmuuMi a report of a speech made by a Mr. Greeley, of this town, for Blaine and against Bristow, In which he said ib&t Ulalno could and Bristow could not bo elected, because all the Whisky Kluge were agelust Bristow and not against Mr. Bloluo. What he said about the preference of the Whisky King Is no doubt true, but that is the very mison why tho Reformers would support Mr. Bristow, and not Mr. Blaine. When » man has long beep In public life, and tho rings are In his favor, It docs certainly not prove that he was a member of those rings, but It does Indicate that they see in him a representative of that system of political management under which they can live and prosper. It 1* u remarkable fact that the prin* clpal Whisky-Ring organs In tho West are clamor* ous fur Mr. Blaine, or anybody against Bristow. In tholastnumbcr of Jlarpcr't I VaUy, which 1 expressed by Mr. Curtis, directly pointing to Mr. Blaine; “ ’The momcntanaiplrant condescends 'topuU yfjrca’in any way whatever, tbo Instant that he personally and directly attempts to affect the ex pression of preference, he Justly forfeits tho re spect and confidence of patriotic citizens. And the reason U - obvious, Ko man who hue been really mentioned for the nomination can take any personal pint in securing it without exposing him (elf to lbs Just suspicion that be has ‘come lo an indsrstAqdipg.'or that some kind of bargain l Is hidden under the arrangement.* •- “irMr; Bristow Is nominated you will find the Independenl sUment of Reformers strongly on hi* lids, and I think you wIU have lo cbouso between that element and the’support of the Rings. I am if ths opinion that thb Amerlcao’peoplo are vlrln ’ Bhe enough to doddo in favor of reform and against tho predilections of the Rings." you to sty that the Independent* ' ' VIOQBOnSLT fIUPPOQT BBIBTOW In the eampalgxLlfbe Is nominated?” •‘Of course they would. By such f nomination . ..the KenuVUCan party can have the njd of’tho Jnflo ..ycudeiti tocorry the election. .. By a nomination character yonwlUMmvo the bullc of them against you." “UfcaaUan mauled to comblaa Driitcw uul Blaine by putting Blaine first and Bflstow second. What do Jou think of ihkt!” ' ’ '•“Ob, that Is too transparent a jugglery to captivate anybody. It would simply show that the Republican managers understand the art . how not to dolt,’ but the art ‘how not to do It* will scarce ly be successful tills time. It appears to me the American people are determined to clean out the Augean stables." If the Republican parly give liny evidence of an earnest determination to use every means they possess to that end, they will succeed.-If they do not, (hen the main force of that sentiment will be against them. It will be very dangerous for tho Republican party to depend upon it that the people will speculate upon the ‘lesser evil.’”' “How docs the treatment yonr conference re ceived at the handi of the press strike you!" *• 1 think the more thoughtful class of Republic an papers have treated It well enough. Of course, there are some who think that those who insist npon honest government arc Impracticable dream ers, deserving only the contempt of practical states men. The managers of political parties ought to understand that there Is a targe number of citizens In this country to whom the favors ns well as the threats and thcabnscof party are utterly Indifferent. The Independents do nut prcsentthcrasclvcsbefore tho Republican or nny other party ns intrusive pe titioners asking favor for themselves. What they ask for is for the common good of all, and they do not expect to derive any more benefit from it than anybody else, and that position (hey mean to main tain. They cannot bo scolded or sneered oat of It.” • ‘ It Is still reported hero and there In the papers (hat yon intend to lake up yonr permanent resi dence In New York. Is there anything In It?” “There is not. and there never was. I have been there only temporarily for private reasons, nnd continue to do a citizen of St. Louis." WASHINGTON NOTES. THE INHARMONIOUS DEMOCRACY. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., May 22.—The Cincinnati Convention has encouraged tho soft-money Democrats. There Is talk of a split unless the latter arc allowed to rule. It Is expected that this spirit will manifest Itself by renewed at tempts towards Inflation legislation. The lead ers admit that the Cincinnati Convention has compelled a rearrangement of tho Democratic platform, and that the net result will strength en tho chances of an Eastern candidate. Western Democrats manifest Increased bitterness towards Tlldcn. BLAINE’S PROSPECTS. Tho Blnlnc people make tbo following estimate of Blaine’s chances at Cincinnati: Reports from tho West Indicate very clearly that the Republican Conventions to lie held on Wednesday of tide week in Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Kan fw will all declare for Blaine, and send delegates to Cincinnati favorable to his nomination. West ern Blalno men hero say that Blaine wilt have delegations from every Republican SUto west of Indiana, clear to the Pacific C’oafct. UNCLE JIMMY Williams has commenced has campaign for Gov ernor of Indiana by consorting with those who have been planning an attack upon the personal character of his opponent, Oodlovo S. Orth. One Matchet, who wan first known In Washington ana dismissed army Chaplain, then ns a detective for Gen. Butler in the Impeachment of Andrew John son, anti who during lids winter lias been the boon companion of Sam Fclkcr and other detectives in their conspiracy lo throw mud upon Republican Presidential candidates, has presented himself be fore tho Foreign Adairs Committee as an agent, as he styles himself, of tho Venezuelan Government. He presents charges against Orth In that letter, that while Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Adairs he was corruptly Interested in claims under the Vcnruelo treaty, nnd wrote an Improper letter to the Secretary of State. Tho investigation will commence to-morrow. Orth says that tho basis upon which It iB sought by this scandal lo implicate Morton and himself is unsubstantial. Orth, while Chairman of the Committee of Foreign Adairs, and while a member of Congress, wrote no tetter to tho State Department about tho Vene zuela claims. After ho censed to bo a member of Congress he was requested by Stillwell, of Indi anapolis, his client, to secure for him the payment of this claim under a treaty award, 7 per cent of which had been paid to the Btato Department. Orth did this, and wrote a letter to inquire on be half of his client. Secretary Fish paid bis client. That is nil there is in Detective Matchut's scandal. Uncle Jimmy Williams will have to try again. BRISTOW AS PRESIDENT. “AN ANXIOUS INQUIRER ” WANTS TO KNOW IP HE WOULD VETO SOUTHS UN-CLAIM BILLS. To the Silltor of The Tribune. I have been reading with much interest tho editorials of your able paper on tho political necessities of the hour, nod am prepared to agree with you that tho Republican party can only win in tho approaching Presidential con test by placing before tho country os its candi date a man whose record and character consti tute a guarantee o( reform. This expresses also the opinion of nearly all of my neighbors who nro Interested In politics,—and there aru scarcely any who arc not. We agree further more with you that Mr. Bristow, having shown courage in tho discharge of Ida duties oa Secre tary, possesses tho conlldonco of tho people In a large degree, and, if nominated, would bo elected. This seems to bo conceded even by many prominent Democratic papers. But tills assurance docs not wholly satisfy mo and tho worthy neighbors to whom I have re ferred, and accordingly I apply to you, os a recognized authority, for more light. It seems to us that the Republican party needs something more than success at tho polls. It needs—tho country (especially that part which saved tho Union) dtmandt—eecxurUy for the future, Wonld we possess that In B. 11. Bristow as President? That is tho question wo want yoa to answer; and. In order that your answer rosy bo satisfactory, I will, with your hind permission, more fully set forth tho ground of our doubts. Tho foregoing question does not place In doubt Mr. Bristow's Republicanism. That, thanks to your editorials, and tho articles which yon have copied from the Cincinnati Gazette seems to be well established; and we have no doubt hit that Mr. Bristow believes himself to-day a faithful member of tho party. But Mr. Bristow as a voter, or as n member of tho Cabinet, is one thing, and Mr. Bristow as tho Chief Executive officer, with a Confederate Congress to deal with, is another thlnm If there Is a conflict or Interests between tho Union und the Confederate’sections of the country, will bo have tho courage and patriotism to Erotect the former m every respect? Ton refer to Is course during tho civil war— that is not tuft eleni. Let mo tell yon in what respect it Is not, and wherein tho danger lies, as it seems to ns. In electing the citizen of onyFouthem Stale (espe cially of Kentucky, where Statu prldo is greater than patriotism) President: Tho Confederates already have a large majority In tho Lower Rouse, and need only a few more votes to give them control of tho Upper also. They have already shown a determination to have the nation pay for their losses Incurred by rebellion, in tho' introduction of a lame number of bills for thstpnrpore In tho Rouse. Of (he dancer conceal, ed In such legislation, we have already been advis ed by you. It la dear, from Ibo disposition mani fested by those people, that they have made up ttu-lr minds to make the wealthy North pay the Rebel losses and debt, In spite of constitutional: amendments. They are hsclc In tho Union, it Is true, to stay as they say, but with the purpose in their hearts to rulo or ruin it. There 1s no doubt of tills. Any person who has studied South ern character rauet *?e it clearly. They riq not love the Union, nor tho Northern people. They would willingly tax themselves thousands If thereby they could make tho North pay millions. They would readily quadruple tho debt of the country by the payment of •'claims." Here there promises a conflict of Interests between the South ond the North: If Mr. Bristow were President, and the Issue were made, would he veto the claim bills, an did President Grunt, even though passed by a Republican Congress? Although wo would trnst Mr. Bristow as faras any Roulhem man, wo doubt him hero. The social Influences that sur round him, the favor In which ho Is held by tho Confederates, ond the fact that ho would have to act against his own section, make us doubt und pause. During tho first term of President Grant, two clulm-hills were pasted,—one to reim burse a citizen of Paducah, Ky,, a Onlou. lit daring the War,—ond the other a citizen of Missouri, for losses sustained from Union troops. Both brandies of Congress were largely Repub lican. and the clalmswcro equitable.. Tho amounts voted wore In excess of (ho losses, but the bills, after a long discussion, were passed and rent'to the President Re promptly vetoed them, and give as a reason, in. brief,. that it woald nut do to set such a precedent. This was one of the good sets of President Grant's Administration,—onu of such vast Importance to the country as to more than counterbalance all the mistakes be has made. Here was a time when the North (notwithstanding the political character of the Legislature was favor able) needed eeeurity in the Executive. It will need it more in tho future.' Then, can we afford totakeaelneluriskt 1 There 1* one other question we would like.to have you answer: ' Shall tlm Republican party confess that It la so poor in honest oud able men that it must needs go to Kentucky—a State which will nut give it an Electoral vote—for a candidate? Wo nave been pondering this question, and would much Mike your aid In obtaining a correct answer. We have been looking over old new*papcr*fllee, and fre quently met the names of men once trusted, and “°w aa ®J Ul } mentioned. a few of which I Iran* •crlbo; Charles Prancle Adams. Qcorgo P. Hoar, of Massachusetts; Gen. James 11. Hawley, Preal* Woolsey, of Connecticut: Hamilton Fish. William George William Curtis, William A. Wheeler, of hew York; Benjamin V. Wade. John Bhonnan, 1U D. Uayee, AJphonao Tail, of Ohio; Ellhu U. Wasbburne, of HUnola: etc.Tele. These are not obscure names. They represent the ■tateemanshlp that come* from experience, the In tegrity of high character, and coarage in (he dis charge. of public duties, in either of, them as President, the North would havu security, bhall R be sold Liberal Republicans, who are to bo con sulted. would rofnbo to vote for any oqu of them? - I neglected lo say In the proper place that some of my neighbor* express a'dclamlnaUon, If their doobu m# not fußy quieted, in tho eVent of tbo snmlnattoa of Ur. Bristow by tho Republicans sud 'JLHIij tUItAbU X Ujua, aiaAjl JLu/u. of .lodge Davis by the Democrats, of voting for tho : latitfr. They want security. >' An Anztoua iNquinen. TIIE PRESIDENCY. AS VIEWED FROM A HEW YORK STANDPOINT— BLAINE, CONKI.INO, BRISTOW, AND MORTON. 7biA< Editor of'The Tribune. New York, May 19.—Tour, paper speaks to the people of the Northwest. Through It, allow me to state thc.sltuatlon from a New York point of view. With tho Republicans of yonr section, as you know, I haVc worked in more than one cam paign. They surely desire another triumph of Republican principles. Some of them person ally prefer Blaine, some Bristow, some Morton. . If they could see, as some who look on at Wash ington or New York may see, the real position of tills tight, I think they would not hesitate nor allow personal preference to prevent Republican success. New England sends: From Maine, 14 votes for Blaine; from New Hampshire, a divided del egation, probably 5 for Blaine nnd Q for Bristow; from Vermont, 3 for Blaine and 8 for Bristow; from Massachusetts.—giving to each one of the two districts which nave not yet chosen,— 0 for Blaine and 17 for Bristow ; from Connecticut, a delegation controlled by tho Reform element, and meant to he wholly for Bris tow, though 8 of tho delegates propose to cast a complimentary vole for Jewell; nnd. from Rhode Island, an unpledged delegation, known to be fur Bristow; total, 42 for Bristow, OOforUla'ne. and 8 for Jewell, or, as between tho leading candidates, GO to 30. • Tho Middle Stales will vote at tho ontset mainly for Conklins and Hartranft. Five from New York, led by Mr. Georg' l W. Curtis, arc expected to vote for Mr. Bristow at the start, and the test for Mr. Conklins; GH from Pennsylvania wRI vote for Hartranft: 22 from Maryland and Delaware will «oto fur niainc; and, of the 18 from New Jersey, only 2 aro known to Ihs for Conkllng, and 2 for Bristow. In tho New York delegation are 7 delegates for Blalno after a vote for Conk llng. Tho Slate of Tom Scott nnd Simon Cameron Is exported to vote for Blalno, whom railroad-transactions have Insured Scott's aid. On tho other hand, as between the two, 153 of the New York delegates wonhl vnto for Bristow rather than Rtalnc; so that tho Middle States would cast for Blaine 103; for Bristow, 05 votes. All tho States in the South have chosen, except Florida, Louisiana, nnd certain districts in North Carolina. These, casting 40 votes, arc expected to go for Morton. Without them, tho delegates from that section stand: 30 for Blaine, 82 for Mor ton, 04 for Bristow, and 4 for Conkllng,—not counting 4 from North Carolina already chosen. These may make 34 for Blaine, and the States yet to choose 122 for Morton. From tho Pacific Stales, Blalno has 17 delegates, Bristow 0 (4 from Nevada nnd 2 from California), nnd llnycs 1 from Nevada, One Territory, Wy oming, gives Bristow 3 . voles, aad Col orado elves him 2; tho latter gives Blalno 2, nnd Idaho nnd Montana 2 each; from Col orado there Is alsol for Morton nnd 1 forConkllng. Giving to Blalno the 10 votes from Arizona, Utah, Dakota. Washington, nnd the District of Colnmblo, the Pacific States and tho Territories may give 35 for Blaine, 1 each for Morton, Conkllng, and Hayes, nnd 10 for Bristow. Of the ten Northwestern States, four have elect ed. Ohio sends 44 votes to Hayes, of which 20 will go to Bristow In the end. Indiana gives 30 to Morion. Michigan gives IS to Blaine and 7 to Bris tow. Wisconsin elected an unpledged delegation, and at least 0 of Its delegates are thought to bo for Bristow; tho rest. If correctly reported, are for Blaine. Illinois, Missouri. lowa, Kansan, Minne sota, and Nebraska, with 120 votes, remain. Those States, by their action next week, will insure tho victory or defeat of tho Republican party. For the delegates from other sections, as above stated, will stand: 1(54 for Blalno, l.’>3 for Morton. 144 for Bristow, 73 forConkllng, 58 for Hartranft, and 45 for Hayes. When Conk llng, Hartranft, and Hayes aro withdrawn, these votes will probably stand; For Blalno. 240; for Bristow, 231; ana for Morton. 150. Two-thirds of Mr. Morton’s strength Inclines naturally to Mr. Bristow. If tho Northwest rives Bristow more than (50 of Us 120 votes, ha will bo nominated. If It gives to Blalno decidedly tho greater part of Us vote, Mr. Blaine will probably bo nominated, and. If nominated, will certainly be beaten. For tho country will not make haste to elect this year tho favorite candidate of Tom Scott and Jay Gould. Those who favor Mr. Morton at tho Northwest arc wasting powder. He will have, in any event, not more than 1(50 votes from other quarters, and not a single veto from a Stale which Republicans can hop© to carry, except Louisiana, South Carolina, and Mississippi. Ills doubtful if they can carry cither of those. I ad mire Mr. Morton’s ability, courage, energy, nnd grand services in tho past; but my admiration will not make him 7 feet high, and the admiration of thousands of friends will not make him President, There arc obstacles In tho way which bo cannot overcome. Thu Northwest can make , cither Blalno or Bris tow tho candidate. Nobody doubts that Bristow can be elected. Nobody doubts that this Frco-Soll Whig from Kentucky, who emancipated slaves nnd fought for the Union in a Slave State as sturdily as ho fights corruption now, would prove a worthy successor of Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Bristow con bo elected, and Mr. Blaine is doubtful. An be tween Blaine and TUden, who feels sure of the •former!' Ido not rely In this belief upon tho opinion of tho Independent Conference, though no Republic an need be ashamed to listen to tho counsel .and tho warnings of President Woolscy, Dr. Bacon, President Hopkins, Col. Illggtnson, Gov. Bullock, and James Freeman Clarke, among Republicans; nor Is tho party qitUo strong enough to treat with contempt the words of cx-Suuators Schurz and Foster, Charles- Francis Adama, Jr., cx-Sccrelary Cox, and Mr. Bryant, among Independents. My bollef, moreover, docs not rest upon any special regard for stories affecting Mr. Bialno’a Integrity, which hove been met thus far much to tho satisfac tion of Ids friends. Mr. Blaine is the choice of the Whlsky-Rlng.of Jay Gould, and of Tom tfcott, and tbut will do him no good. Tho Whlsky-lUng speaks through (ho Infer• Ocean, whoso editor Mr. Bristow dismissed, and tho fit. Louts Globe-Democrat, whose chief owner Mr. Bristow hoe caused to bo convicted and sent to prison. Those Journals, and some others inspired by the Whisky Ring, ere savagely opposed to Bristow, and decid edly prefer, Blaine, and the Globe-Democrat has been pußlng him for months. A num who escapes such putle will be a great deal more likely to win. If you want to know what Jay Gould wants, rend Ida paper,—tho Now York Tribune, If you have any doubt about Scott's preference, note tho ap peal of Forney to Pennsylvanians, in which, pre dicting tho election of. Blame, he concludes that this would Insure the triumph of (ho Texas-Pacific tob, and revels In the (bought that Col. ficolt, avlng thus become owner of the country, would succeed Mr. Blalno ss President, Thu plan Is a beautiful one—for the Texas-Pacific, How It hap pens that Gould, chief earner of tho Union Pacific; the mlifondn lumr. which owns that gigantic mo nopoly, the Central Pacific; and Scott, chief owner of the .Texas-Pacific, all join hands in the support of Mr. Blalno, perhaps you can toll. I only know the fact, as dally occurring events reveal it; and, while Scott, Gould, and Huntington are nice men, 1 don’t think they ought to clect the next President of tho United States. They will not. The Independent Conference, without naming Blaine, declared in the most un equivocal terms, and without a dissenting voice, that he would be opposed by those there present or represented, if necessary uy the nomination of an Independent ticket. The Northwest can nomi nate Blaine; but by doing so it will render tho election of a Democrat' Inevitable. Tho Republic ans cannot win without New York. Let any man who supposes that Blaine can carry New York con fer first with Curtis, Bryant, and the Independents, and nest with Roseau Conkllng. Wbstehn. MISCELLANEOUS. CLAYTON COUNTY - 1 Lt. Special Ditpalch to The Tribune. McQrcooii, la., Hay 212.—The Clayton County Republican Convention elected delegates to tho State Convention on Saturday,—majority for Ulalnc. _ EDUCATIONAL. Special piepattH to The Tribune, Ikdiahipolis, May 22.—The school apportion* mcntwll) Ini made to-mofrow by Prof. Smart, bn* perintendeut of Public Instruction. There ure 15711,230 children In the State, and tho fund provid ed (or tuition will amount to 91.070,075.70. This is an Increase of 12,000 children in enumeration, but a falling oil in the amount of tho fund owing to several-causes. Returns from comities show only shout 3,000 Illiterate children, while the ecu* uus of 1870 gave the State 27,000. AlTcLuro of Mario Antoinette* J-Yom Atentre Life of the Qua n. Once npoa a time there was a young Princess, beautiful as tho day. according to her flatterers; rcad'headed os tho March moon, so said the envl* ous; who at the ago of 15 was married to tho heir to the throne of a friendly State. This Prince was but one year older than sue, but of a very different disposition. Hu was as dull and heavy as she was gar, ho one bad ever board him utter a word in public, and his only tastes were for bunting and masonry. After Lis marriage ho continued to Jmut the stag, to help tha rossuns when, they came to work on the psh.ee, and to sit at the table without opening bis mouth except to greedily devour food, .A* to the Princess, ah* cared for no other society than that of a number of dirty, noisy little dots, that tore and soiled hur dresses; her greatest picas* uro was to rids on a donkey at tbo risk of being thrown, and she liked to liavo some onu point out to her all the odd visages at the Court.—* proceeding that amused her so much that she often burst out laughing In peo* pie's faces. Her only Intimate friends wars ladles who were as fond or talking scandal as herself, which is saying not a Rule. Called by ths decrees of Providence to govern a great country, on* day. side by slde.wlthTusr stupid husband, she despised her future subjects so much thstshucsnKd to re spect herself; she neglected to pul on corsets when shout to appear lo public, sod she never brushed her toetb, although, as we have stated, ths hm very fond of laughing. Knowing well (hat the ■lightest of hor caprices were to be obeyed, ths re* (used to learn anything. Her Ignorance was ex* eesalve. Bhe could scarcely form her Utters, and, •althoughshe had a readur, she could not endure to listen to him for mors than half an hour s day, and then only by .dint of playing with her dogs or with -mil* children who were.brought to her cxp/cttly. Neither music nor even singing had aoy charms fur her, because to stody them would have required | some applies!''v* ; FOREIGN. The English Government Weakening in the Wins low Matter. Fenian Convicts May Not Hope : for, Pardon at Dresent. Russia Sends a large Iron-Clad Fleet to Turkish Waters, The Early Abdication of the Sultan Hinted at in Berlin. Defeat of tho* General Amnesty Prop osition In the French Semite. TURKEY. RUSSIAN IRON-CLADS FOR TURKISH WATRR3. London, Hay 23.—A special from Vienna re port* that Russia is about to send five Iron-clad* fromCronstadt to tho Kgean Son. 2NOLISV NAVAL ITEMS. London. Stay S 3—3 a. m.—The Standard this morning says: We understand that tho Admiral commanding tho Channel squadron has received telegraphic instruction* countermanding previous orders for tho squadron to proceed to Madeira, It being considered desira ble to keep tho vessels In readiness to join tho Mediterranean fleet should emergency require. Tho Iron-clad turret ship Slouarch ho; already been detached from (ho Channel squad ron to proceed Immediately to Malta. Tho Admiral Superintendent of the Malta dock-yard who, except under extraordinary circumstances remains at Malta, will join the Mediterranean fleet on board the Monarch. Tho iron aloam frigate Raleigh, 23 gnns. now lying at Plymouth, has received orders to prepare for sea with all pos slide dispatch, and proceed to tho Mediterranean. Tho Iron-clad steamer Hector, 18 guns, and the ar mor-plated steamer Iron Duke, 14 guns, both of the coast-guard service, havo been ordered to Join tho Channel squadron. ENGLAND'S POSITION. London, May 23—5 a. m.—Tho Paris correspond ent of the Time* says England has communicated to foreign representatives at London tho text of her reply declining to agree to the conclusions of lha Berlin conference. Tho point to which En gland principally object* la the decision of tho Powers that in caso their friendly intervention should not prove pacific tho six Powers unitedly would have to consider other and more ef fective measures. England thinks this contains tho principle of armed Intervention, and In a men ace to the liberty and Independence of Turkey. It Ih said that negotiations nave commenced for a modification of this declaration, sons to havo En gland sign the proposals of the conference. TUB BUI/TAN'S ABDICATION HINTED AT. London, May 23—0 a.m.—The Unity Telegraph't special from Berlin says news has been received at ofllclal quarters from Constantinople which shows that tho Saltan will probably ho compelled to abdi cate tho throno shortly. TUB PORTE'S STATEMENT OP TUB SOLONIpA AFFAIR. Constantinople, May 7 (Ofllclal).—The Porto has telegraphed the following account of tho dis turbances at Salonlca to Mneurns Pasha, (ho Turk ish Ambassador In London: The Sublime Porto received tho subjoined tele i gmm yesterday evening from tho Governor-General of Salonlca: “Ayoung Christian village girl who hod em braced Islamltmi, having arrived by railway at Bn lonlco, some parties who awaited her arrival at the station proceeded to conduct her, according to custom, to tho residence of tho Oovernor- Gencral, when about 150 persons whom the United States Consul had assembled made a rush at the girl, tore off her volt and mantle, aud, carnr ing her away by force, took her to tho house of a Christian, thereby exasperating tho Mussulmans who witnessed this scene' of violence. Shortly afterwards tho excited crowd marched en masse to the residence of tho Governor to Insist upon tho young Mussulman being brought thither, and tho people collected In a mosque awaiting her arrival. All the efforts both of tho snthorltlcs and tho leading inhabitants wore powerless to control the crowd, which only tho presence of tho girl or Uio arrival of troops could succeed In dis persing. At this moment tho Governor, having been Informed that tho Consuls of Germany and Franco had entered tho mosque, which had been invaded by. the crowd, immediately proceeded thither In person to induce tho Consuls to leave and to calm tho people; but all his efforts wore useless. A* tho young girl did not arrive, the populuco wrenched tho bars from the grating, and, thus provided with weap ons, fell upon the Consuls. Though tho Governor attempted i>y desperate efforts to shield them with his own person, bo won unable to afford them pro tection, end they fell under the blows of their as sailants. Shortly afterwards tho troops which had arrived from tho Ottoman stations and tbo barracks succeeded in dispersing tho rioters.” la a second telegram, which arrived last night, the Governor-General confirms tbo suppression of the rioting, and announces that, as a measure or precaution, sentinels and gendarmes havo been placed in front of the Consul ates snd some other dwellings; that, In line, order Is restored, and proceedings havo commouccd by tho arrest of tho guilty parties. Thin painful event has deeply afflicted the Sub lime Porto, which has resolved to chastise tbo au thors of tho crime promptly and with tho greatest rigor. For this purpose, two Imperial Commis sioners, armed with full powers, leave far Salonl ca. They are accompanied by delegates from the . Embassies of Germany and Franco. ” A SIMILAR OCCURRENCE IN 1858. J lontteur. Tills event, which adds a bloody page to tbo martyrology of our Consuls m tho East, calls for energetic punishment and reparation of various kinds. Tlio French und German Governments will require this, and It is to be supposed the Porto will eagerly accord 1l It is remembered that luJune, 1858, Djcddahwas tho scene of a similar event. A mob. seized by a furious fanaticism, attacked tboEnsilshConsulatc, audaftorstrangllngMr. Page, tho British Consul. Invaded thu French Consulate and subjected tbo French Agent, M. KveiUard, and his wife to thosamc fate. The Cabinet* of Loudon and Paris immediately came to on undentandihg with tho Porte on the measures to bo taken to In sure tho reparation rcqnlrcd by this horrible crime. A direct order of tbo Bititan prescribed tho discov ery of tho offenders and their Immediate punish ment. French and English Commissiouora were scnttoDJcddatoacc, in accord with tho Commis sioner of llio Forte, that all the measures agreed on were fully earned out. On tho 17th of July Mahmoud Pasha. Interim Minister of Foreign Af fairs, addressed a letter of apology to tho French and English Ambassadors expressing tho deep regret of bis Government at tho trencher ons murders, and stating that tho Government had been directed to put to death the promoters of tho riot and those found guilty of the crimes. This was not all. A considerable pecuniary Indemnity was stipulated for by. tho two Governments Interested. We believe that for our unfortunate Consul’s daughter,. Milo. KveUlard,U amounted to 300,000 f. There is no doubt that these precedents will now be consulted. This painful Incident testifies to the violence of Mussulman fanaticism oven In a town where tbo Mussulman population Is la a minority. GREAT BRITAIN. TUB FKNIAN PUiaONBUS. London, Eng., May 22.—1 n the House of Com mons, to-day, Disraeli, in reply to a question of Maurice Brooks (Liberal and Home Ruler), whether he intended to advise the t),uocn to extend mercy to persons imprisoned for a breach of allegiance to Her Majesty, stated that only fifteen persons ro main In custody within the category of tho ques tion. After a long explanation showing that two of these are convicted of murder, that six arc la English prisons, and the remainder In West A us tralia, under military Burvcilauce, Mr. Disraeli sold that coiuldurlng the circumstances, ho cannot now recommend tho granting of an amnesty. John O'Connor Power (Liberal atidUome-ualor), under a motion to adjourn, strongly protested. Georgo Anderson (Liberal), Disraeli, and Joseph Qallls llrlggcr,. the member for Cavan County . (Home-Ruler and Liberal), spoke in reply, uphold ing tho action of the Ministry, and declaring that England’s honor was at stake. After further observations by Charles 8. Powell (Homo-Ruler), PbllipColJon (Liberal), and othcra, some of the English members saying that they signed the petition for amnesty trader a misappre hension, the subject of the Fenians waa dropped The scene during the debate was very animated. John Simons, Liberal, will ask to-morrow whether.the Cabans on beard tho Cctavlaattho time of her capture by tho Spaniards hare been released, and if not whether any steps have been taken to obtain their release, since ell on board the Octavla were protected by the British flag, Disraeli, replying to a question of Campbell, said it was true the Government wu unable to concur In tbe proposal.of tbs Northern Powers for tbe pacification of tho Tnrklsh provinces, and that- it was impossible to publish tbe terms of the pro posal until It hod been formally communicated, to Iho Porto. WINSLOW. Sir William Vernon Uarcoucl (Liberal) will to morrow question the Government whether before the final release of Wloslow the House will have an opportunity to consider the correspondence be tween , the United plates and, the British Govern ment, Olt Is understood that, the Government will ask That Winslow be further remanded to-morrow.and, as Baron Pollock Is not likely to make any difficul ty, there Is little probability of the prisoner's Im mediate discharge. Indeed, a feeling U growing np here among those interested In toe case that tbs Government will not adhere to ilapreaent posi tion, bat will seek some other solution of the ques tion than a refusal on Ue own responsibility to com ply with the requirements of the treaty. Tbs Pall Hall Uauttt* which baa hitherto atrong ly Indorsed the position of the Government. In a Jeadltg editorial 10-ilsy on Secretary PUh's letter of March «fl« Mill maintain* -Hut lae Government .Mebilgadt* oWmunicipal Ifw.ln preferenceio treaty stipulations, but says that the Government ought to take steps to refer to the Court* the ques tion whether the Ashburton treaty la eiceptoduom the operation of the act 0f.1870. • “Injtho Inst.re mC? says the Patl Matt Qasette, “ It 14 a, question not for the law officers bat for .the law court*, ana there arc the recognized mean* of raising If In (ho (niter for their decision. Car Oovcrrtmcnt.wlll not be wholly free from responsibility to the United States hnlll this question has been so raised and decided.” BURNT BDOAR. A sugar-house at Greenock and 2,000 kegs of raw sugar were lamed yesterday. Tho loss la £50,000. , THB.SniI’PtNO BILL. London, May 23—5 a. m.—ln the House >of Commons last night, the Merchants' Flipping bill, as reported from tho Committco of tho Whole, was considered. , „ Hr. nimsolt proposed nn amendment totally prohibiting tho loading of decks with lumber dur ing tho winter, excepting deals and battens. Sir Stafford Norlhcolc opposed tho amendment, urging It was obnozloiis to the Canadians. Tho amendment was adopted by a vote of 103 to 143. , . t The bill was then ordered to bo read a*third tlmo on Thursday next. PRANCE. . ELECTIONS. Paris, May 23. In yesterday's supplementary elections for members of. tho Assembly, Glraud (Republican) was returned from Hello. The re ported election of David (Republican), from Audi, Is incorrect: Pcyrnusac, aßonapsrtlet, was chosen. Prtnco Jerome Napoleon, who was recently elected from Ajaccio, has written a letter to bis constitu ents, In which he says: “ The Republic exists. Patriotism Imposes It upon ns. I accept It loyally and unreservedly.” TUB AMNBBTT DBRATX IN THU SENATE. ,Paris, May 22.—Tho debate on tho amnesty question'was opened In tho Senate to-day. The floor and galleries were crowded with members and spectators. Victor lingo Introduced a motion for complete amnesty, and addressed tho Scnntc. He urged that under a Republican Government tho right of pardon was a prerogative of tho Assembly, This right should not he abdicated, and could . only be exercised In the form of nn amnesty. • lie drew an elaborate comparison between the Commune and the conp d'etat. Napoleon’s crime he declared was greater than that of the Commune, yet tho magistracy swore allegiance to tho crime of tho Second of December, while It decreed trans portation, tbc galleys, and shooting against the Coramnm. Tbo hour had come to stigmatize the coup d’etat by voting an amnesty full and com plete. M. lingo was Batoned ,to with deep attention, and, at the conclusion of bis speech, was congratu lated even by the opponents of. amnesty. Tho Bo nnparttsta remained silent. M. Tolnlnsald: “The Government finds there la nothing to reply to In M. lingo’s speech. ” The motion was than rejected almost unanimous ly, about eight radical Senators voting for It. London, liny 23—5:30 n. m.— A Times Paris dispatch reports tho election of additional Deputies onßunday: M. Vlgonc, Republican, for Orthcsu; Follct, Republican, for Thorn; M. Kcreanl,,Re publican, for Londro; M. Montpa, Republican, for Llpeanry; thcDucDofclta, Bnnapartist, for Galon gamp; Mololrc, Legitimist, forlsslugiz. SPAIN. QUERN CHRISTINA. Madrid, May 23.—Queen Christina has arrived at Escudo. She will come to Madrid Imme diately, accompanied by King. Alfonso. The Government lias granted Carllst exiles a further, but final, delay of one mouth In which to send In their submissions. AUSTRIA. NO TAEEUS. Vienna, May 22.—Count Fcstollts, CountCrau vlllc, and Herr Trautmannsdorf have successively refused the appointment of Austrian Ambassador at Paris. The latter expressed the opinion that It was Improper to maintain an Embassy In a Repub lican country. CRIME. CANADIAN NEWS. Special Dispatch to 771 s Tribune, Mourn® al, May 22.—The notorious outlaw and murderer, Lonlsillol, late of Manitoba, waasome months ago secretly brought to Longue Point Asylum and.thcro lodged os a lunatic. From a re liable source It is learned that bis madness ap peared to be of an exceedingly common typo, as ho was allowed to room about the building, read news papers, and acted generally In a rational manner, lie received visitors almost dally, but, owing to a report which got abroad. It was deemed advisable to remove him farther away from this city, and on Saturday ho was sent down to Ucaafort Asylum at Quebec. Misbelieved that his insanity Is in a great measure simulated, but htn health Is said to ho broken, and It If alleged that he conld, If desired, have claimed an asylum with the nuns as an in valid. It Is hinted bis- friends will now agitato afresh to have him pardoned. Chief Joseph and other. Indians have instituted proceedings against Fantlcux and other cowardly assailants. Arrests will probably tako place to morrow. ' ItfUUWMI Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Toronto. Mat 22.—Uaralno.Smith, a Detroit murderer, loft this city to-doy,on route to Detroit, whero he will bo handed over to tho United Stutca aulhoritlce. PROBABLE ABERRATION. St. Lome. May 22.—Joseph Reilly, n young physician of tble city..was arrested this afternoon for stealing a pockclbook from tho carriage of a well knovvn lady. The carriage was standing .In front of a store on Market street. Reilly was for* merly n coachman of a prominent phy sician of this city, now a resident of New York, and some four or five years ago. while acting in that capacity, cladcetinoly married the daughter of a wealthy citizen. 110 then studied medicine, and has since obtained a fine practice. Ills act to-day is unaccountable, except on hypothesis of mental derangement. AN INCI3NDIATIT. Special Dispatch tn The IWftuns. • Bloomington, 111. , May 22.— -Reuben Docket, a vagrant who gave himself up to Marshal Cook to day, confesses to have set on lire tho.. Mock of business houses In LaSalle destroyed by Are on the 12th. lie says, It was sot on Are for purposes of robbery by himself, at tho suggestion of two other tramps, but that they failed tu accomplish tho end desired. A nOYISU-MUIIDEREIU Special Dispatch to The TWftuas. FoijtWatne, lnd. f May 22.—Thursday night a fight took place between two groups of boys lu this city, in .which Uypollto Lnngard, aged 11, \yos struck In the head with a brick. Inflicting a wound which resulted In Ids death last night. Tho brick was thrown by a boy named llonlcr, aged 14, who will probably, ba arrested. A UtrilOliAß BENTKNCKD. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Lincoln, ,lJl.„May.23.—-John Clauder,, who bur glarized the residence of Dr. Hooper In .this c(ty about six weeks ago, was tried to-day, and sen tenced to tho Penitentiary for Avo years. Re wus arrested with bis.brother-in-law at Jacksonville, hut tho latter was held there onawarruatfochnrso stealing. ______ CANADIAN MQUMONB. Special DitpattA to The Tribune. London, Ont., May 22.—The Mormons have suc ceeded in patching up their difficulties to avoid on exposure la court, and meetings wurd held In their church as usual yesterday. BURGLARY. Special DfrpaJcA to 7Ti« Tribune. ULOOKraaTox, 111., May Si!.—Wicked “Mcll can” .men.went.through Ah Moo Long's Chinos* waahliouoe last night, and got away with 5220 of hla hard-earned money. UmCXTECTED VERDICT. Milwaukee, May 2d.—Tho Jury ,1a the case of Mrs. Willnor, charged with killing Dr. Garner, after being out 1 fifty-four hours, to-night brought In a verdict of murder in the first degree. TO BE HANGED. Sr, Joints, N. 1),, May 22. O'Noll, who waa convicted of tho murder of Drldget Poth orglll, boa boon sentenced to be hanged- August D.' A Story of tho-Connecticut State Prison. ■ Apropos of the amelioration of discipline In the Connecticut State Prison, during the post thirty years, the story of Pool, of Nevrllavon, sentenced for life for burning hU store, is told once more. Another man on bG deathbed confessed the crime, but Pool did not live to reap the fruits of tho con fession. Naturally of fine sensibilities and a noble .manhood, ho became at last frenzied by cruel treat ment, and forfeited his life. Pool was nlaccdln. the shoe-shop, and compelled to finish six pairs a day. Unused to work, It w*a with great pain that he accomplished this task. But the greedy con tractors. notcuntcut, toon Increased,the buiden.lo eight pain. An expostulation or a murmur oply brought a blow. An eye tamed to Heaven for help was answered with the lash. No eye could look up. With this task, Pool found his health falling, bis mind going- Hl* turret were unbtl aiiceu by tho least Irritation. The sweat poured from his brow, aodforwlplng It off ho was repri manded and punished. Kvcry keeper scorned watchlng.wlthannvlleye.and (anntlng him with • threats and Jeon. To add to hla distress hie task was Increased to tea pain- Uo demurred, pro tested, flew into a ngo. That night he waa Hogged, thrust Into , the dungeon without food, without a bed, and next day, with bU back all raw and not a moment of sleep, with but a crust for his food, he was ordered to finish eleven pairs. Pool felt that the hour of hia dissolution bad cornu Innocent of the crime alleged, jet having no hope of liberty on earth, m concealed a knife, and resolved to sell Ids life as dearly ua hecpuld: Ue did..what he- waa able to do of the ta*k that day, and otfia more, but the bell *tmk and tho eleven pain were not finished- With fiendish malignity the keeper* ordered bin to the dungeon to await tho Warden. The Women came. and. wlthont listening to entreaty or hearing a word of explanation, ordered him to atrip him* self to the raw flesh train, place his hand* against the wall, and receive the Uinta on hUalrcady lacer ated back. “No, never I" raid Tool. “Take that I" and Warden Wobitcrfell dead. Prom that hour catn and shower-baths, and brutalltica to gen* oral, were at a discount In the Institution. Brnte force was fonnil unprofitable. Contractors no* tnnndcd coffee and wholesome food and better treatment for the men, on the plea that they would .do mow work. . SPORTING. AQUATIC. ANOTHER PAST RACE AT HOSTON. ftiecial Dlupatch to The Tribune. Boston, Mass., May.22.~Tho four-oared work ,ing-boat raco hotwcon City Pplnt and Boston fours .to-day was tho finest match mo over rowed on tho Cbnrlca-lllvcr course. Tho day was fine. . Tho weather was warm and tho water smooth aa glass, ,and3o,ooo people witnessed It. In spite of.Sat* ,onlay's raco, wben, after n foul, the City. Point crew wan .but 12 seconds., behind, the Dos* tons won In tho best time on record. Hotting was .three to two on tho Hestons, with a fow takers. Tho crows getaway Just beforo 10, tho stroke of tho City Points losing a quarter of a length, by un shipping an oar. They wont away slue by side, .straight and oven, neither seeming to gain a point, at tho rate of 42 and Boston at 40 strokes, soon decreased a little, but started up as they reached tho stake. Tho Bostons showed -the most reserve, and, by o beautiful turn, got away on -the return three lengths ahead. They enmo down with tho raco well.Tn hand, although allowing City Point to come up a little, and passed tho lino In 20:20—pre cisely tuo same tlmoasinado on Saturday, beating the best tlmoon record by tho Logan crew of St. Johns, N. H., 45 seconds. Tho Pointers wore only 10 seconds behind, though tho Boston* could have dono better if Harden pushed. They will repre sent Boston at the Centennial. THE BOSTON ÜBOATTA. .Boston, Mass., May 22.—Tbo 3-mllo race on the Charles Hirer this morning between the Faulkner, Regno, and City Point crews was won by the former. Time, SO minutes, CO seconds. THE TURF. NASHVILLE, TENN. Nashville, Tenn., May 22.—The Initial meet-’ ing of tho Tennessee trottlng-horso . breeders opens to-morrow, over the Nashville coarse, to continue four days. The first race, 2:40 class, has seven entries; the second race, 2:20 class, has five entries. Ono thousand in purses are offered cacti day of tho meeting. MBADVII.LE, FA. •M EADvitt.it, Pn., May 22.—Tho annnal meeting of the Horseman's Club of this place will be held May 24, 20, and 20.' About eighty entries have been merle. Including horses from fit. Louis. Cin cinnati, Buffalo, Cleveland, Now York, and else where, and somo very fast trotting Is anticipated. FORT WATNE.INI). Special Di*patah to The Tribune. Fort Watwe, May 22.—The Northern Indiana Agricultural Society have decided to hold races at Swincy Park, in this city, on the 10th, .Sotb*and 2lct of June. Twenty-five hundred, dollars in premiums will beoflered. BASE-BAXIi. THE BOSTONS DEFEATED. DT AN AMATEUTt CLUB. Special Dlepateh to The Tribune. Boston, May 22. —McBride arrived to-day, and the Bostons played an Inglorious.game with the Ilarvards. The amateurs scored six runs In tho second inning by mulls of Josephs and O'Hourko, wild pitches of Meßridei and wild throws of . Schafer and Morrill. , Mcßride was hit for nine first bason in five innings, after which Josephs went in, and bat one more was made. Thu Ilarvards scored ton base-hits and seven rnns; the Bostonsnino bases, of which Muruau made four, and six runs. THE ATHLETICS. £peefai Ditpatch to The Tribune. Philadelphia, I'o..May 22.— I Tho Athletics have engaged Zcttlein and Malone as pitcher and catcher, alternating with Knight and Coons. BILLIARDS. JOB DION VS. HHAW, Philadelphia, Pa.,.May 22.—At, tho billiard tournament to-night Joe JMon beat Shaw, 800 to' 25, in five innings. Dion's average, GO* ITIBES. IN CHICAGO. • The alarm from-Box 42 nt 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon was caused by tbo burnlugoatof a chim ney at No. 894 Third avenue, -owned by Mrs. Gleason, and occupied os. a residence by Frank Oden. Damage trifling. Tho alarm from Box 317 nt B:B0 o'clock yester day morning was canned hr a fire in the two-story frame building No. 207 West Monroo street own ed by Capt. Flood, and occupied as a residence by It 11. Neeley, who loses S6O on furniture. Cause, unknown. The alarm from Box 13 at 0:22 o'clock last even ing was sounded by Detective Macaulcy, and was occasioned by fire breaking out In tbo .saloon of Klees <t Gray, No. 155 Itandolph street. A gang of paper-hangers and painters wore at work all day anil evening regulating the place, and at that time a careless paper-hanger stumbled offa small foot ladder, and in his descent carried with him several kerosene lamps. These, aUghtlng npon a kerosene barrel, spread the flames with alarming rapidity, and tho.wntcr.which was thrown upon tho oil only - served to carry tho lire farther. Within three min utes after the start the entire place -*.vaa a mass of flame, and so suddenly did It spread that several of tbo mon were rather badly horned before they could escape from tho building. The flames shot upward through tho dry pine flooring, and by tho time tbo engimes arrived the building-was wreathed lit flame and Its destruction seemed in sured.' A brick Are .wall pn either side and other good accommodations for tho firemen were tbo only safe features, and after an hour's hard, work the flames were got under control, leaving tbo outer walls In good condition, butcompletoly gutting tbo interior. Tbouadicnco at Dooley's Theatre, two doors to the cost of the burning • building, were at first considerably alarmed, bat ou seeing there was no danger soon subsided* • Tho play continued un interruptedly. • -Tbo building, a four-story stone-front, Is owned by Kudolnh Wchrll, who loses about $3,000,. fully 1 covered by Insurance. Tho first floor, where the fire broko out, was occupied by Klees & Gray as a saloon. Their stock,-valuedat SB,OOO, bo com plete loss, and b hatjinrtially insured in two Can adian companies for $3,000. The second floor was occupied by tho New Chicago Clnb,.o now sporting venture managed by John stonitsen, alias ‘'TLullsn John.” Tho place vras.furnished gorgeously, and had been but lust opened. The colored man In charge had u narrow oscapo fsom a frightful death, and even as it was ho was badly blistered about tbo' hands and arms. Btonltach estimates his loss at $2,000, upon which there is not a cent of Insurance. The upper floors were occupied an sleeping apartments and hr' Architect Bchwoldt The latter loses about $5,000 in plans and fixtures, partially covered by fyisur* ancc, hut In what company could not bo ascer tained. During tho progress of tho Are Sergt Michael' O'Connor was felled by a heavy davit of.lron rail ing from the cornice, where It nod been in use both as a stay for tho cornice and a* a bote-rock in case of fire. Tho heavy mass struck him on the shoul der, and almost completely pulverized the shoulder blade, besides badly lacexating his neck,, head, and arms. The Injuries are of e very severe nature, and It will be some time before he recov ers. The building Is to bo repaired immediately;' in fact, all It needs is a thorough cleaning up, a now cornice, and new flooring. A high estimate of tho damage could not mako.lt more than $6,000. LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE. TIIB “FREIB PIUtBSB 1 ’ BKri.TBS TO VON QOLLEN. 7b (As JSdttot of The Tribune. Cracaao, May22.—Your paper of to-day.con ,Ulna a “statement of Von llollen Id regard to Ids connection with tho Freie Frette,* which Is en tirely incorrect .In theJH»mo of fairness I hereby respectfully request you to copy nor side of the story. You will notice that an employe of the JUlaoh Maals.Zdturujbcaml* llollen's statement os a lie. Youra, truly, It Miorabus. From Yutrrtiatf»2tew.Frei»Pr«a—. WhenQ. Von llollen had loft the city, the/Hi nds A'ioofs-Zrtfunfl asserted that llollen was one of tho principal shareholders of tho AVus Freie Prun. According to truth we denied this, and Staled that llolleu never owned a share In the old or the new Srtlel*ra»e, but .that we, believing him to beboucat and wealthy, would have sold him shares, when -the paper was poor, If bo hod asked us to do so. To-day the morning papers con tain an extract from a letter of Uollen to the crim inal lawyer Trade, saying that Michaulls black mailed him for S3OO. This letter proves that llol leu Is uotonly a gambler and thief, but also a liar, for we can prove that llollen wps nover plgck mailed by ns. Hero are the facts: TUB ULACBMAIUMO CIIAPPB. When, In 1873, the Pacific Hotel Convention vu itupld enough to decline to make any compromise on the Sunday qneatlou, or to place a Herman on the ticket. the>reie Prtttf was forced to support the ao-called People’* ticket, dictated br the Illi nois aiaaU-ZiUunit. Amopg the candidate* waa M Tbeold JVrfe truu waa at that time, “ body know*, very poor and indebted. To make our situation atlu more critical. Washington U«a* sre I **®' rrtlt jVem, bolus In town, ««• Bui ououirti to ■pa t «rlle., (rtfudlr to «» »w. or vgdoc sHln lion, jor tire purpoao or raising money. Hr. Koenig went also to UoUtm (whom we, aa •tated, aupponed alx month* before), and ha aald L* wm willing to borrow *3OO, payable when the paper woulobe In belter financial situation. XloUeode* coined to accept a note pr a oertifief to pf Indebted* **Th« check wee made br the ftrfvrr ylrm, Von ITolleh * Klueltch to (3. Von Uollen, Indorsed by Von Uollen to the Ifrei* Pretse, and alined by thjo frtli Pn* »e Printing Company. R, Mfcbaclla. .Lplcudto aay (hat aueb f tranaajilop ’** TBRT CCrmnraDABLB, and the Um VuU Prtut, being oat of financial troubles, has shown by Interview# with Messrs r C. Hnck, John Hoffmann, amt Caspar Untz, that n now not even accent* the return of money pruM In cash fop the publication of campaign document! etc., etc. Hut at that time, when the ohl/vS Prate was suffering under tho pressure of ha 3 times and the Intrigues of Us enemies, it was omr natural. thflt.lt -ttfed. to borrow .money, from jJ friends and anch,parlies, being under for the support at election tiroes. And.wb Certain} had no idea that Ilollcn was or would become • -thief. *■■■•■■ * Wben Uollenriiowforlonson account of nnren* reel statement df.hlii crimes, and at Our article nounclng him as a defamcr of the Gorman mime throws slanders and lies against Mlchaells and til old Freie Prate, ho proves only that a thief Is cen ernliy a liar. That our statement Is correct: m will prove. " Thu Indignation of (ha Staati-Zeltung and Tn. lon against tho Freie Prette makes a wonderfa) |m, rrcsslon In face of thofacts: That llcslngswlmiisi he Government with ono distillery onto? 880,000. and that Ilollcn was made shareholder of the* rSd lon to the amount of .40001 . w And now wo make ' . > A PBOFOSITTOHi H. Mlchn^lls, 1 although in no wATTssnoßslhlsfM the debts of the late Freie Prette Printing CoraS ny, and although worklngfor a salary smaller thii that of the County Clerk. Llub, proposes to ns*i>J said S3OO end Internal into the City Treasury, ini hopes that Messrs. Heslng and Llcb will do th! same -with • the . SSOO spoken of. Hosing bu ‘ made ” so mrroh,during his .connection with in# Whisky Ring, and Lleb lias “saved" during hi term,of office, money enough to buy valuable m 3 estate on North LaSalle street, and so ho can affori the repayment of SoOO easier than Mlchaells. 1 INTERVIEW WITH Mil. I. A. KOENIG. Reporter—Mr..Koenig, did yon notice (bat Mr liollcn accuics Mr. Mlchaells of. having him bloekl maiiedUcfi: snoot ** Mr. Koenig—No; but If Ilollcn says so, ho Ilf* I arranged the lonn, andlknowitwas a fair and friendly business transaction. lam now traveling ogent of the Illinois Slaate’Htitung, and very son ry that l am nitxed In this conflict between the two Capers; but I hove to.state the truth, and you mss elt Mr. Mlchaells (bat I am willing to make an jj. fldarltlo tho above statement. PIRE*I)BPAItTURNT SALARIES. To tie Editor of The Trtpuno. Chicago, May 22.—The old,saying that "Anew broom sweeps clean "was never more truly veti. fled than In the numerous modes of. retrenchment proposed by Mayor Iloyno. But is not Uto Honorable Mayor going a little too far? Of Ids various “retrenchments "I desire to speak of but one, and that Is the proposed reduc tion of.tbo salaries of firemen. At a convention of the Insurance underwriter* held in Now York a. short time ago, Itwasnnanl* tnously resolved that Chicago was now possciM-d of the wit Arc department In-the United flutes,—hi Its workings the-most efllclent, in its organUatles the most perfect, and in Its discipline the mow ■rigid. Now, how long, will this ho the caso If Mirer Hoyno's proposed rcdnctlon is made? Do you on dcratand (ho datlos of a fireman? From tbo be* ginning of the year to its ending the; are never “off” duty when they arc drawing pay except In cases of sickness, or hy a special permission cf one of tbo Marshals. Even when they am absent from-the englnc-houso upon their regular “off" they are not off duty. They are expected never to get- out of hearing of a fire-boll. Each ram carries an alarm-card; ho knows the extent of bit district: end, npunthc Bounding of an olnrm with in that district.'it U bis duty.to at once put lam : appearance at the tiro. It may be said that* wo do not com .the money paid to us because of the scarcity of (ires. It u quite true that st times there am long intervals be tween fires; and then, again, wo have not had a lira In thecltyof, any, copsequenco since that of th« Gardner House. Bat it is In tho knowledge that they have a de partment manned by men of experience and deter mination to protect tbo city from fires that satisfice -the tax-payers. They are not paying exorbitant solorios to the: men who do battle with smoke sad fire, and in tbo discharge of their .duty 'face many dangers,.even death, everyday of their lives for the safety of tho homes and business of- the dwell ers in this great city. A perfect discipline reigns throughout tho entire department, thanks to onr efficient Marshals who guide and contrcLit. Our expenses,aro not light. We cannot secure board for less than sls to s2opcr ,month.* Wo aro expected to ever be neat andclm In our appearance. To bo so we must expend at least 8200 a year for clothing, asauniform costs us from 840 to $45. -Upon an alarm'striking, if It Is Inonr dbtrlcL.wodonot think of our good cloffiet, bat go;-and the-chances aro before wo return wo will liavo mined out uniform. Wo-must-live. You never, bear of any thefts being committed by firemen at (ires. The reason of this la their salary is sufficient to supply their wonts without their having recourse to stealing Cut dawn our salary to SOOO, and there will bs many who cannot live. Tho consoquonpcs will be. they will take advantage of tho many opportuni ties offcred at afire, and steal in order to make both ends meet. Doci his Honor the Mayor think ho can supplant tho present organisation byascfllclcat a one at a snlaryof SOOO each per man? If tbo proposed re duction Is made, then be will find out nls mistake. But 1 cannot believe tho Common Council wDI makolho redaction. They certainly will not for* get tho men who have served them so faithfully la the tiring days of the past, by aiding tho Mayor la tils scheme to out down their salaries, compelling them to seek other employment and uiako room for those who will work for less wages. N We ask for no moro than wo can earn, and to (be readers of Tux Tribune—which implies all Chica* go and more—we leave It If wo do not'eam all wo now receive? ■Wo ask for nothing hut what Is right To tbs readers of TiusTmnuNß wo leave it arc wo not entitled by tbo rccoid of our past services to every dollar wo now receive? Treat us light *nd there Is no duty so arduous hut we will do it; so danger so great but we will face It; but reduce our wages, and tho boner of being a member of tho Chicago Fire-Department will no longer bo conaidered an honor by ' A Foieuas. “RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE IN BOSTON.” Zb'(Ac Editor of The Tribune. CtnoAoo, May 22.—Your correspondent, “Sto nrt,” wo suspect, has a much deeper sympathy for Dr. Nicholson than for the' Bov. Phillips Drooki. No second reading of bis communication la news* sary to discover that ho rants with tho Reformed Episcopalians, it la no dlfhcnlt matter then to weigh bla opinion of Bishop Paddock's conrso and resolve his existing prejudices. ... Wo will sinpose a case which would ho a conn* terpartof tin boston affair as given by “Smart, ana while viewing It closer name wo may too mop) distinctly comprehend tho .principles la* volvcd. . . , After all tho hot controversies and unplcarant rlca. which’have arisen between tho Rev. ur. Chaney and tho Episcopal. Church; after bis degra dation from her.ministry and defiant settlug up or ’a seel avowedly 'to oppose that Church, supper IhoJlov. Dr. Locke should Invito him to ‘pale lii any service at Grace Church, and that, 100, before the controversy had grown cold. Snpp<*e that Dr. Locke did this lathe face of a popular re pugnance quite unusual with the laity. PPi** 1 ! tiou to authority choscu Co defend thy Cburefi at‘d enforce her laws,’end In ntlor defiance of thM laws which at his ordination ho vowed to obicne. This, according to “Stuart, u Is precisely wn»t the Rev. Phillips Brooks has done fn Boston, tw Illegality of tho act not being lessened by mo w; that It was In connection with a celebration of {“• marriage service, which la, of courw? among IM rooetsolcmn of the Church services. . Your sympathy, Mr. Editor, went jMI tot eocrngh when U stopped with your heading, liuolecanca InWra,'' for InteUl gent readers free to judge upon which side the m tolerance is. " j.bTtmixy. TUB NATIOKAI. OIBIISTIAN ASSOCIATION. To (As mitor qf The Triton*. Chicago, May 22.—WUl you allow me to cortert, through you columns, tho statement that has bc«s widely circulated that BbUo Carpenter, Esq., .of Chicago, proposed to help the National CbrlHUo Association by soiling them a valuable piece of property at No. 221 West Madison street at ats dneed price? This Is not the we. Mr. Carpenter prop o ® o * t° C lre thla Assodatloa a foe alrnplo of- a fine .building and the, lot on which U stands provided that other members of the Asso ciation will raise tho sum of 630,000 as a PjriM* ramt find for tho nao of the Association. He H ■awed three year* for raising tho money. Odo m* IS .nS . I»rEof tHo onllro .momt ?as been secured that he has already given po#»«* alcm of tliebulldlng for the remaining The Chicago Christian Association, wuxfllarf W tho State and National, holds Us regular mcejltg there on the second Tuesday evening of «« month, and a prayer-meeting on every other Tun da s<wethanusual Interest Is felt In this at hccansD the holdelU ring Ueaeml Convention In Chicago June 20-S» wbiolt Edmund Ilonaypo, Postmaster of Keystone Lodge, No. tWO, Chicago, will uoblloly candidate lulothe mysteries, Qf I-recmssoury » thlflkglft Mr. Carpenter has certainly don® much for the City of Chicago, by for the diffusion of troth on a subject of vital pgrtuMtokerettlHuu. cook, Secretary Cblcsgo Christian Association. dry goods. , taF# KbwTork. May sale* of doraeatlc cotton goods will be mado la m city this week at auction, To-morrow aoroo o,«w packages, followed Tboreday by over O.OM jn°»° of tbe manofaeturo of th« Amoakeag, b ura. Naumteag, Langdon, and - other large Now aa gland manufacturing corooiuilona. toen *The Portaayano aufh offering baa made before In this market, and that *». ■ale* win amount to not less than px.wujH'", These largo and unprecedented s&lm vrW show thorp la a value to merchandise, m*ko a basis for future operatlona. unless ateucbpricesmwill compel'the doting o» ttlUa. t A RECEIVER WNTED. ep*dat jxaaick u n» nw;.* .... Ibotjuutolu, Mar IB.— A died taking for tb. .ppolntmant of OBKOIrH for tbe n. War?., Mundo * Clocm EPaSisS eats pertaining to tha wad*

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