Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, 28 Mayıs 1876, Page 2

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated 28 Mayıs 1876 Page 2
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2 nounce that we would take 10 or 25 per cent off the penalty. _ * A BAD PRECEDENT. ’ Mr. Armour—ls that 25 per cent included. Mr. Pearsons —The penalty is induced. Mr. Armour—The throwing out of the -o per cent would not lessen the correct amount-1 he mo ment vou sav you don’t care to have the Penalty on a tax certificate, whether made m 18<- or 1573, which is an absolute mortgage on the property, and as good as gold in money, the moment you sav, We will throw off this pen alty,’’—that verv moment you reduce those certificates down to a point worth nothing. It would establish a bad prece dent. There was a call for MB. TCLET, who responded by earing: Air chaianiau—There were published in the papers this morning some suggestions made by myself to Mayor Hoyne that were delivered with the express understanding that they were not to be published. I don’t claim to have any financial wisdom: I leave that to you, gentle men. here. Mr. Grecnebaum can probably tell you that statement is true. That, is where Ido mv banking. (Laughter.] I believe in every man sticking to his lastAJiis trade. I would say further, that I uid consult with Mr. Anthony last night. I had not arrived in mv own mind at a proper solution oi this present trouble, and he subsequently wrote wlmt he has read to you. There are some ex pressions in there that I am not responsible for. it appears to me that the first question to con sider is, what power has the city at the present time I The city is bound by Us charter power. It is limited, and about the first ques tion that you business-men would asu would bo this: Are these out standing certificates legal .or ille o al* You will recollect that Justice McAllister taid that there was great doubt whether the ' co^ rt would bold these certificates in the hands of in nocent persons to he illegal. The question came up in the Supreme Court in lowa, in which State the limitation of tlic Constitutloa is precisely like our own, and it is thus reteired to in lie works ill Judge Dillon on Municipal Corporations. ’ „ . , . Tulcv here quoted from the work, show ing that the Judges differed on Uli* question. He then resumed Cis remarks: Now, that is a rough statement of the position of this question as to liability forthe certificates, already issued. * I will only say this: that, after a very careful reading and looking at the author ities'cited, I think the certificates arc legal. That is, that the city is bound by them in the Lands of innocent holders. •It is true that there is a constitutional provision, but the citv, having the power to issue the certificates,—a general power to issue certificates with a limitation that that power shall cease when the constitutional limit of 5 per cent has been readied,—has the power to renew certificates. Now, when these certificates are issued and put upon the com mercial world, they become subject to the com mercial law’ in that respect, and there are many instances where an agent exceeds Ins power, vet, making- the commercial paper, and passing it into the hands of third and innocent parties, the principal is held liable. And does this .doc trine of commercial law apply to these certificates, which holds that an innocent purchaser, who docs not lp Jo ' v the constitutional limit has been reached and ex ceeded, will be protected, and the city will be forced to pay them i But it is a doubtful and disputed point. Now, of course, if the city is liable for these certificates, it has just that pow er tliat anv other debtor has in regard to liabih tv. The issuing of new certificates would not b'e the creation of a new liability, anymore than the issuing of a new* bond to take up a matur ing bond would be the creatiou of a liabili- Ivof the dty; au d, therefore, if that opinion is tound, we have the right to issue newcertih •ates to take up these old ones. Now, so far as l am concerned, I threw out these sugges aons, which have been printed, lor the rarnoee of calling more particular attention to •he fact that iu coaling with this question of jack-certificates and back-taxes you cannot pool rour certificates or pool your taxes. I think he decision of Judge McAllister bears mo out. \ have read it through two or three tunes. iVTiile you may pay any of the certificates of a :or tain year, lor iustauee 1874, out of the taxes lor 1574, vet you cannot apply the taxes of 18i4 •,o the payment of the certificates of 18i3 or 1675. That is the reason I suggested that if lew certificates should be issued, they should le Issued payable out of the taxes for the year for whicn they are issued’—certificates Issued for lSf4 payable out of the tax of 1874. For my own part, I am in favor of paying these certificates as they become due. I feel personally disgraced oy the citv’s paper going to protest,—a aisgrace »o every Individual in the city, aud it must be ivoided if possible. The little harm that has been done can be remedied if we meet these maturing payments. It has been suggested that we have a million TAX-SALE CERTIFICATES hi the Treasurer’s bauds; My way of doing, when I owe a debt, is to make a sacrifice rather than allow the paper to go to protest. In re gard to the taxes of 1870 that arc coming in, you cannot collect them for two or three months vet, and you can discount at 5 per cent. Anything, I say, to save the credit of the city. It is possible that you may issue new certificates if the back taxes are not received when the cer tificates have become due. I believe they call tliat shinning. That is better than protest or dishonor. I? it should be held, on consultation with the best legal authorities of the city, that the city is liable for these certificates, why then we are certainly called upon to pay them. No body has any iciest of repudiating them. They have, it appears, made the new certificates pay able out ol the new lax. I believe the hankers mil manage almost any paper that is not mutilated, and if you can give these holders anything, any promise of paying or security until they receive their in terest or principal that will be satisfactory if it Is necessary to extend the time of payment. Marshall Field—l understand wc are called here to devise means to pay the city employes, md secondly, to devise means to preserve the credit of the city if possible. ANOTHER PROPOSITION. Jin. HAYES HAS AN IDEA. The Secretary then read the following com munication, which was referred to the Commit tec of Niue: Comptroller's Otfice, Ciiicaoo, May 27, 1870. —To the Assemblage at the C'tUzene'Association Jtooms— Gentlemen: Although 1 have not been invited to attend your meeting, for which 1 under stand no written imitations have been issued, in asmuch as the dally papers announced that yon are to meet the Finance and Judiciary Committee • * for consultation in regard to the financial affairs of the city,” my anxiety for the restoration of the city's credit, and the immediate payment of the paper of the city, and of the large num ber of city employes who arc in a suffering con dition in consequence of the deficit of the loans which I was about consummating, lias in duced me to address you this note. As fiscal a cent, 1 bold two million* of the lawful paper of of the city, which 1 am authorized to negotiate by the laws and the ordinances of the City Council. If there arc gentlemen present who wish to- invest of their means for the relief of our employes and laboring-men, and the restoration of our credit. 1 will give them a balf-millionof this paper for cash, which I will immediately pay over my counter to the laborers and employes, and a million and a half which 1 will use to stop the dishonor of our paper, and meet that about to mature; and if a less amount is offered, I will divide it pro rata, or apply the amount to cither of the above purposes, according to the wishes of the lenders, "i cure truly, b. S. Hates, Comptroller. BORROWING TAXES. Mr. Tuley—l would say in regard to the sug gestion as to the payment of city certificates, that the fiscal year for which the appropriations were made terminated on the Ist day of April. The taxes of 1575 now in the City Treasury can be used to pay the salaries up to the first day of April. The salaries subsequent to the first day of April come under the apprpriations for ISTG, and in order to pay those you have got to do what, has been done heretofore—you have got to borrow the money, and discount your taxes, —borrow thd* mouev payable when the toiled arc collected— pavabic nest year. You can borrow money suf ticent to pay your employes for April and May. 1 don’t sec how vou can appropriate the money now in tne Treasury, the proceeds of the tax of Is 75 } for the payment of the expenses of 1676, when they have been specifically appropriated lor the expenses of 1675. . Mr. Cobwin—l wouldlike to inquire of the Fi nance Committee what will be the amount after deducting the estimated expenses of running the diy lor IS7C—what Mill be the amount. or THE DEFICIT THEN BEMAINIKG i It was estimated that it would take $2,500,000 to run tlic citv during IS76—to April, Ibi<« Now, that £2,500,000 can be provided for out of the taxes of 1576 that are not taken into account, and extended as among the resources of the* dty. Now, after deducting $2,500,000, which can be provided for out of the taxes of 1876, it leaves a certain amount—not more than $1,000,’- COO—to be provided for out of back taxes. Now, It is conceded bv all that if there is a certain amount of taxes uncollected, either In the shape of certificates or personal tax, is uncol lected or appealed for 16*4, it can be ascertain ed just how much the amount is for 1674 that Is unpaid. It is also conceded that we can issue certificates as against that unpaid amount for that year to be paid out of that when it is collected. Then there is a certain other amount for 1873 that is uncollected. It is conceded that we can issue certificates to be paid hr the money uncollected on the taxes of IS7S, and wc can -issue certificates and borrow to be paid out of the uncoiled cd taxes of IST2. Now, is there enough unpaid taxes of 1572. IST3, 1574, and 1573 to meet the mill ion of dollars that we hare got to meet hi these certificates ? Now, we can get that from the Finance Committee. That will make the amount of certificates that can be issued to be paid out of the taxes each year. This can be put on the market and sold, and the money used in payment of the debt lor the certificates issued to he paid out of tim money when it is collected. That is Mr. Tulc\ a plan, as I understand it. It seems to me that it is perfectly feasible, and that tlierearc re sources sufflcleit to meet the current expenses and provide for the old certificates. . A SPECIAL COMMITTEE. # Mr. L. B. Sidway—Tins meeting is hard y able to digest the information, and can hardly come to a definite conclusion. I therefore mo\ e the following: , A , Resolved That the President appoint a special Committee of Nine to consider the questions be fore this meeting and report at a inectni 0 to he held in this room on Monday next at 10 a. m. The resolution was amended to make the hour of meeting 9:30, and was then carried. NO MISTAKE. Mr.'Dole —Lest the reporters should have a misunderstanding of this matter, I would like to ask Mr. Pearsons whether the tax-levy of 1576 was considered when he said there would he a deficit of $3,000,000 on the Ist of April next. There is a misapprehension in regard to that. , . ' Aid. Pearsons—l had no reference whatever to'the taxes of IS7o,—the levy that is now being made. My statement carries the matter up to /Vpril 1, and all the gentlemen present know very nearly how much of the taxes now being levied will be paid by that time. You cannot count on the amount. 1 may state also that I ( did not make any allowance for vouchers out standing, judgments against the city, or war rants outstanding. Mr. Dole—Then, as I understand it, when the tax-levy to be collected is applied in liquida tion of this §3,000,000 there will not really be a C. B. Fanvcll—l do not want the credit of the city to be injured bj* an}' want of facts stated at this meeting. From the statement which has been read, it appears that there arc back taxes amounting to §5,000.000 or $0,000,000 in round numbers. These extend back to 1871. As an offset there are dtv certificates amounting to $2,000,000; interest,.§9oo,ooo; andemployes and all expenses up to the Ist of April, 1077—in all, §7,034,000. W 1 _ Ex-Aid. Heath—Allow me to suggest that the interest is that of July and January, IS7O, w Inch is provided for in the present levy. _ , , Mr. Farwell—l understand that. If this army of tax-lighters came forward and paid up this §0,000,000, the condition of the city would not he at all, alarming. The Finance Committee have not taken • into account the Icvy ot. HbJb, winch is a little over §4,000,000. If that is ad ded to the §0,000,000, wc will have a large sur plus instead of a deficit. The jrreat diflieulty is the want of an efficient collecting department. But that is not the fault of the City Government, but of the law itself. . . . Mr. John C. Haines—As a citizen of Chicago I desire that its creditshall not be unnecessarily lowered. THERE ARB SOURCES OF REVENUE which have not been accounted for here, and which Bill amount to over §1,000,000. There Is the income from the Water-Works, winch cer tainly must be §700,000 for IS7U. Then there is the income from licenses and other miscella neous matters, which should have been consid ered. A CORRECTION. Mayor Hoyne—Allow’ me to make one correc tion. 1 stated in my remarks ut the opening of the meeting, in regard to Mr. Smith, the Presi dent of the Merchants’ Savings, Loan, andTmst Company, that he had allowed the certificates to goto protest without any reasonable cause, that I felt that was a serious damage which I very much regretted, and that I supposed there might be something intentional about it. But I find from his statement to me, which explains the course of the bank, that the paper had for eign indorsers, aud it was necessary to hold them. , A , Mr. Blair—Does the amount of warrants and amounts of judgments pending against the city appear on the Comptroller’s books ? ■Aid. Pearsons—l have no doubt the books show everything. Mr. Derickson is making an examination now in conjunction with the Finance Committee, andwp will soon be able to show the amount of outstanding indebted ness to contractors in every section of the city. The Chairman announced the Coramittc provided by the above resolution as follows: J. H. Dunham, H. Grecnebaum, Marshall Field, Elliott Anthony, C. B. Fanvcll, Lyman Blair, L. B. Sidway, *M. F. Tulcy, aud Solomon A. Smith. On motion, H. W. King and ex-Ald. Heath were added to the Committee. HOW TO GET OUT. ANOTHER PROPOSITION. Mr. Joseph Medill—Gentlemen, I desire to offer a suggestion in the dilemma in which the. city seems to be placed, and I present it from the same standpoint as though I were placed myself in my worldly affairs in the same condi tion as the city is to-day. If I owed a great many debts scattered over the country, for vari ous purposes, and had as many, or more, debts due me, and all were very slow in coming in, and I was pressed for the payment of my own claims falling due, or dim, I would then turn my attention to devising ways and means to induce my debtors to pay me, and then I could pay my creditors, and that would relieve the difficulty. Now, according to the statement read here, the city has some six million dollars, more or less, as taxes due it Now, if by some prestidigitation, those taxes could be turned into the Treasury within the next month or six weeks, this whole fiscal trouble would disappear. The Treasury would be flush, the men would be paid, the certificates would be all taken up, and the imperiled credit of the city would be again renewed. What I rose for was to make tills suggestion: to advise the Council, at its earliest session, to pass a resolution or ordinance de claring to the creditors of the city that all 'certificates of indebtedness shall be receivable by the Comptroller, at their face, with accrued interest, for any or all taxes due the City of Chicago. In other words, 1 would make all of that class of paper a LEGAL-TENDER IN PAYMENT OP ALL TAXES of the city. The amount of taxes is larger, of course, than the quantity of that paper out standing. Hence, it would be a market for all tliat paper. 1 believe that if an ordinance of that rand were passed, there would be inquiries at once*of everv broker iu the City of Chicago, aud of many ot the bankers, to purchase lax certificates at the best prices they could be ob tained for by men owing badk taxes for the pur- Sose of turning them into payment. Every ody who is behind with his taxes could afford to pay 99 cents and 9 mills on them, positively certain that he would still make a mill. That at once would impart to those cer tificates a legality in the estimation of the hold ers. It would do away with all fear of ultimate non-payment. The very worstwould be asmall shave. That is the way the holders would feel about it. Now, - there are outstanding $2,800,- 000 of those certificates, aud there is due $5,000,000 or $6,000,000 of taxes for 1874 aud ISTo. There are three times as many taxes due, past due, with penalties attached, as all the cer tificates outstanding, and if every certificate were brought in and surrendered, it would not more tlian pay the taxes, and you would still have some millions of dollars belonging to the creditors. I should, ou the have ANOTHER ORDINANCE PASSED, making all the certificates to be hereafter issued receivable for taxes. For instance, for the year 1876 there are $4,000,000 appropriated. It will take $4,000,000 to carry the city twelve months, and, of course, all the money must be bor rowed, as you cannot use the old taxes for the E resent current expenses. You will therefore e compelled to issue some kind of paper pay able after the taxes of IS7G come in. A portion will come in next winter, the real estate not till August or September, ISu. Meanwhile you have got to keep house. Now, let it be declared that the paper that shall be issued over scrip or certificates of indebtedness, or whatever it may be, shall be received by the city at any time before it falls due in payment of any taxes that a man may owe the city for the year 1876. 1 would owe the city several thousand dollars next win ter. I would be very'glad to be able to get some more of those certificates to pay the cUy. 1 will take all that kind of paper Drought to TiieTiubdne Company in payment forsubscrip lions or advertisements to an unlimited amount. So every tax-payer in this city would be very glad to get hold of that kind of paper, and would keep it and use it for that purpose. The moment that a cer tificate comes in to the Comptroller it is surrendered for an old taxor anew one, according to the circumstances. The tax is paid, and the certificate canceled. You eon accom plish two things at once. That is what a man would do in his own business, and that is what a corporation should do. We are doing it every day of our lives. * The other questions I need not discuss. I only rose to throw out these suggestions for the Purpose of strengthening the credit of the citv. would make the interest on this paper vou have to issue in the form of coupons to *the holder. Previous to the lire, you recollect our taxes were payable within the fiscal year and were delinquent on the Ist of April. Some legislation was had after the fire that threw back the payment of real estate THIS CHICAGO TRIBUNE: SUJTOAY. HAY SB, 1878-SIXTEEN PAGES taxes nearlv half a year, and thus added tcrnbly to the dilemma of tiic city. ..These taxes of,ISTo should have been all paid before the Ist of April. If the old law had continued in force this §2,500,000 would have been taken up before this, and we would not have been called here to discuss how it should be taken caro of. AVo have lost half a vear, and I don’t see any wav of Saining bv any legislation under the State law. ut tins plan will undoubtedly strengthen the paper, if it is made a legal tender in past and future for all taxes at its face and accrued in terest. MR. SHORTALL. The Secretary then read the following com munication from Mr. John G. .ShprtaU, which was referred to the Special Committee: Gentlemen: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your imitation to be present at your conference to-morrow morning, hut as 1 shall be; then absent from the city Task leave liere-,to state what 1 would be glad to say personally. The present City Government, elected for the first time in many years in the interests of the owners of this 1 city and its taxpayers, and to rep resent them as well as all others, has found itself, as I am informed, confronted by a large amount of floating indebtedness (some $.», 000,000) known as city certificates, for the contraction of - which there has been no warrant of law, and for the pay ment of which at maturity there has been no ade quate provision made. The question is, How’ is this indebtedness to he paid? Permit me to suggest that payment of these cer tificates should noVbc made by,the making of new notes,—that such a course w ; ould he not only im politic, but, I believe, illegal, and frauaht with danger to the holders of such new issue. Ihe hold ers of those issued certificates are now in the posi tion of bona fide creditors, with all equities on their side, and toward whom the Government is bound by all laws of commerce and honor to deal justly; were new certificates to be issued now to replace those in the hands of the present holders, would those holders then, in view of the thorough canvassing to which these certificates have been’ subjected, and the almost unanimous opinion of their invalidity, would they be entitled to quite the position they now hold, to quite the pro tection they are now entitled to? Might not some future Council of less honorable character than this declare that they were not entitled to imme diate payment because the holders assumed a risk well known to them? 1 would with due deference suggest the recom mendation of the adoption by the Common Council of an ordinance, which shall, in substance, indorse these illegally-issued certificates, making them puvablc on or before three years from this date, or,' say Ist of August, 1579, with semi-annual interest at 7 per cent per annum, pledging all uncollected taxes of past years to be collected, for their payment; but in the event of such back taxes not being sufficient to meet the same, that the Council should include the unpaid portions in ils estimates in season to pay them in full on said Ist August. jjuch ordinances to beindorscd(starapcd) upon all said certificates (to be called in for that purpose)by the fiscal agent of the city, and a new registration of them to'be made by the Comptroller. Gentlemen, 1 feel sure that in sixty days after the adoption of such an ordinance those certificates’ would stand at a premium. The credit of our city in the care of Us governing majority of honorable, intelligent, reputable gentlemen, has not been for years m ns good a condition as it is to-day, and the postponement of the time of payment of these ille gal certificates is not asking an extension by the City of Chicago, whose lawful indebtedness ul wavs has, so far os I know’, and I trust always will be paid promptly at maturity. Very respectfully, John G. Suoktall. Mr. Loewenthal—The question of the legality of the certificates has been raised here and dis cussed by various gentlemen, and X thfuk wc ought to set ourselves right on that question be fore the community. In order to do so, I offer the following resolution: Resolved, That the committee appointed by this meeting is not required to consider the question of the legality of the issue of the certificates now out standing, inasmuch as we recognize it the duty of the city to pay them beyond a question. The resolution was carried unanimously., On motion, the meeting adjourned to Monday morning at half-past 9. THE COMMITTEE. WTRAT IT-DID. The Sub-Committee met iu the afternoon at the same rooms at the appointed hour, and with them several prominent gentlemen who had been invited. Among the latter .were Mayor Hoyne, S. S. Hayes, A. J. Galloway, and C. B. Blair. The meeting was held with closed doors, and reporters were required to do a great deal of loitering in order to see the body adjourn. The first order of business was the discussion of the resolutions submitted by Mr. Anthony, and tlxis was followed by a lengthy speech from ex-Comptrollcr Hayes, in which be elaborated his financial policy, though without advancing anything new. He spoke of his frequent visits to New York, and what the New York and Boston bankers bad done, and what they w ould do. Mr. Blair remarked that tliis perpetual run ning of the Comptroller to New York and Bos ton was all nonsense. Chicago had money enough to take care of her own indebtedness, without any extraneous help. The Chicago banks would advance, and gladly, too, to the city all the money she needed, provided that unobjectionable paper could be given. He had told Mr. Hayes so several times. As far as he was concerned, he had no doubt of the legality and validity of the certificates now outstanding. He would rather have the old than the new ones proposed to be issued. The latter had been questioned bbth by the Council and the press, and for that reason could not lie so good. The resolutions were kindly received, and, from what could be learned, the report of the Sub-Committee to-morrow will practically in dorse them without going into details. On the other hand, Mr. Hayes’ explanations met very little favor, there being a deep-seated feeling against the “general ” character of the much-talked of city certificates. As indicative of the sense of the meeting, the following resolution was adopted: Hesolted, That tliis Committee have full confi dence in the present Common Council, and that wc arc willing to leave them to adopt such financial policy as they may see fit, but we particularly rec ommend that the said Common Council provide for the payment of all outstanding indebtedness. The Committee adjourned before completing its labors, and will reassemble at 9 o’clock to morow morning. GOOD TEMPLARS. A Secession Movement—Centennial Whisky License. Louisville, Ky., May 27.—The Right Worthy Grand Lodge to-day sent adeputation, including R. W. G. L. Hickman, to wait on the secccdcrs and invite them back to their seals in the body. They declined to recognize the deputation as from the R. W. G. Lodge, or acknowledge the body in any way as the R. W. G. Lodge, and organized another body among themselves, which they style the R. W. G. Lodge I. O. G. T., with the following ofllccrs: R. W. G. T., the Rev. Jos. Yearns, England; K. W. G. Counsel or, J. J. Talbott, Indiana; R. W. G. V. T., Mrs. L. A. Berry, Iowa; R. W. G. S., Joseph Molins, England; R.W. G. Chaplain, R. Simpson, Scot land; R.W. G. M., Brother Scptt, Newfound land; R. W. G. D. M., Mrs. Sallie C. Jackson, Indiana; K. W. G. O. G., G. Aldrich, England; R. W. G. 1. G., Wm. Dennis, Nova Scotia: G. St. Temp., Mattie C. Brown, Ohio; P. 11. w. G, IVJ. U. Porney, Philadelphia. The movement is regarded as an effort on the part of the delegates from Great Britain to seize possession of the order, and since it has become fully developed it is not thought to be of much force. The delegates generally express the be lief that the British movement will not find much encouragement in America, and informa tion from England states is not without strong opposition there. The Committee on Centennial reported rec ommending the approval of the action of the Centennial Commissioners in closing the Ex position on Sunday, and condemning its action in licensing the sale of liquor ou the ground. On motion of Representative Ormiston, of Canada, the following resolution, offered ou Thursday by Representative Stearns, of New York, was adopted as a substitute for the re port: Whereas, Various concessions to sell intoxicat ing liquors Upon the grounds of the Centennial Exposition have been granted by the Board of Fi nance: therefore, /iesolved. By the Right Worthy Grand Lodge, and in behalf of the 700.000’ Good Templars of the world, that we enter our solemn protest airaiiist such a desecration o"thc Exhibition, as contrary to the laws of God and man, and wc earnestly urge the Centennial Conualasion to revoke such license or concession. CENTENNIAL PHOTOGRAPHS. There appeared an article in last Sunday’s Thibuke from a friend headed “ The World’s Bazar.” It' contained an error X wish to cor rect. Instead of my being a resident of Chica-: go twenty-six years, it is not quite fifteen. I take this last opportunity to tender my thanks to all those who gave their valuable time to come and sit for their photographs for my Cen tennial Album, and also take pleasure in an nouncing that the newprinciple of photographs, autographs, and biographies, is sure to be the cherished memorials contained in the coming albums. P. B.—l have to July 1 to complete my exhibit of Centennial albums. All those who have been Invited to sit for that special purpose I wish would respond at once at C. I). Mosher’s gal lery, 951 Wabash avenue. POLITICAL. Tilden Losing Ground in the Presi- dential Race. Why the New York Democratic Leaders Dislike to Trust Him. Mr. Blaine Accused of Dabbling in Northern Pacific Stock. Which Accusation Is Promptly Net anil Satisfactorily Explained. TELDEN. HOW HE STAKES WITR THE KEW YORK DE- JIOCBACV. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. New York, May 27.—1 t is evident here that Got. Tilden has not the sympathy of leading Democrats in this dty, either of the Tammany aud anti-Tammany factious, or men who have been prominent in the Democratic party both in State aud national affairs, including among others some of the eminent Judges on the bench, men ot the Bar, etc. The personal in tegrity and ability of the Governor arc not questioned; but it is charged that in his whole political career he has been governed by expediency and personal interest, and that lie docs not know* the definition of fidelity to a friend; that to attain success he is willing to compromise both principles and men. It is gradualy developing that the Democracy of this dty have a strftng inclination IN FAVOR OF HENDRICKS, and it lias leaked out iu political circles that, there has been a perfect understanding between Hendricks and the leaders for months past. Bayard is still the favorite among the masses of the party, and if be were backed by’ as strong a State delegation as either Tilden or Hendricks, it is claimed he would probably be the choice of the St. Louis Convention. , A large number of delegates to St. Louis from this State are not at heart for Tilden. Manv among the anti-Tammany men arc trying to make it appear that the resolutions adopted at the Utiea Convention in reference to Tilden did not amount to a pledirc, or even to a recom mendation, binding upon any delegate, and Kelly and other Tammany delegates positively deny that it was meant to be binding. The course of two Democratic papers of this city sulliciently demonstrates that the leaders of the party arc KOT IK ACCORD WITH TILDEK. Some leading Western Democrats, who havo recently be .n in the city, say that Tilden put himself unnecessarily out of the wav to defeat prominent candidates in the Western States for fear that they wanted to be his rivals before the Democratic National Convention. Indeed, tins is one charge made bv leading Democrats from the western part of this‘State against Tilden. They say he used his ptftition as Governor to defeat the election of reputable Assemblymen aud Senators who were NOT KNOWN AS TILDEN MEN last year, and thus gave the Legislature to the Republicans. Friends of Erastus Coming, Lleut.-Gov. Beach, Judge Cdmstock, John W. Y. Prnyn, and others of the party, allege that these men gaye an earnest support for Tilden when he was nominated for Gov ernor, aud without which he could not have beeu eleetcd; iu return for which they say he has lost no opportunity to injure them or their friends politically. The 'Tribune this morning has a dispatch from Albany explaining the anti-Tilden course of the Worm, by asserting that August Belmont has got control of it, and advocates Hendricks be cause Hendricks is a soft-money man; therefore weak and more easily defeated, thus securing a Republican hard-monev Administration, which will advance the bonds which Belmont, as agent of the Rothschilds, holds in such large amounts. BEAENTiI. ANOTHER YARN SET AFLOAT. New Toiik, May 27.—The Hun publishes a letter, elated Augusta, Me., Nov. 20,15T0, from Janies G. Blaine to Warren Fisher, Jr., of Bos ton, offering for *25,000 to proeurc for Fisher 1 and 1-192 part of the entire franchise of the Northern Pacific Railroad, including the Laud Company’s stock. After describing the im mense prospective profits of the trans action, Blaine says he cannot avail him self of the opportunity, but, obeying the first and best impulse, offers it to Fisher. In his concluding paragraph, Blaine says: “Keep my name quiet, mentioning it to no one, unless to Hr. Caldwell.” Blaine’s re ceipt to Fisher for *25,000, and the agreement to deliver as described, is also published. Mr. Blaine was unable to deliver, and, after over a y ear’s waiting, Aquila Adams, one of the pool for which Fisher acted, reclaimed $5,000, his in terest, from Blaine, and obtained it. The cor respondence seems to have been furnished to the Hun by Adams, a letter from whom is also published. NIPPED IN THE BCD. Washington, D. C., May 27.—Ex-Speaker Blaine, in reply to inquiries concerning the ar ticle in the New York Sim to-day, said: Some six or seven years ago some friends of mine in Boston desired to make a small invest ment in the North Pacific enterprise, and as the Vice-President of the road, the Hon. K.' D. Rice, was a near neighbor of mine in Augusta, it*was thought I might find out’where and* how the purchase could he made, lit one or .two in stances 1 heard of interests being for sale, but nothing was done. Finally, in the autumn of 1870, a definite interest was for sale, and it was brought to my attention, with very glow ing and extravagant accounts of its prospective profits. As it was a road chartered by Con gress, deriving its franchise and grants directly from Congress, and liable at any time to apply to Congress for future favors, 1 did not myself entertain for a moment an idea of becoming in terested iu it: but, as these friends had been wishing such investment, aud as they had the same right as any other private citizen had to own in the enterprise, 1 communicated the facts to them precisely as they had been given to me. A few days after I was notified that they would bo glad to purchase, and A. CEUTITICATB OF DEPOSIT or cashier's check for $25,000 was placed In my hands “,” as the receipt shows, to hand over to the person proposing to sell, who in due time will doubtless speak for himself. The cer tificate was to be takeu in the name of Elisha Atkins, one of the most prominent and honor able merchants in Boston. It was soon found, however, that the North Pacific interest was in some way pledged or hypothecated, or embar rassed as to the title, and the matter ran along for over a year, and final ly came to nothing. The money in full, with interest, was returned to Warren Fisher, with whom the negotiation was had, and the holder of the North Pacific interest retained it, or possibly found another purchaser, of which iknow nothing. This is simply' THE WHOLE OP THE TRANSACTION out of which the sensation Is attempted hy the tinn. My connection with it was‘purely of a friendly character. I had not the remotest in terest in it in any shape or form, and no inten tion or understanding that I should become in terested in it. The transaction .was of course regarded by me as in every way proper; other wise I should most certainly never have receiv ed and receipted for the money to bold in trust until the transaction should be consummated between the partips. “I am ven* glad,” continued Blaine, M that my letter which the Sun publishes, proves on its face I would not myself touch the Investment. I could easily have purchased it had I been will ing, but I did not deem such investment ad-* visable for me ‘to make. From first to last in all legislation touching the Pacific Railroads, I NEVER HAD AN INTEREST OF A FENNY in one of them, nor in any of their branches, di rectly .or indirectly. Xn a private letter, if .any where, a man will speak unguardedly, and this letter, written with no expectation of its ever being published, .proves conclusively that when a Pacific -Railroad Inter est was offered me with brilliant promises of great profits, I declared that I could not touch it. 1 think the Sun, in publishing this private letter, has supplied a valuable proof of my offi cial integrity in the matter.” ■» “ All these attacks,” resumed Blaine, after a slight pause, .“arc intended to impress the peo ple .with the belief that I have large wealth, and that it has been acquired since 1 entered Con gress! The moderate property.which ! own was almost wholly derived from fortunate invest ment in coal lands in my native Monongahela Valleyin Western Pennsylvania,made some years before I first ran /or Congress. 1 notice many papers, whose editors never saw me, and know nothing of ray affairs, glibly put my property down at at a round million. The utmost my property would bring to-day would not amount to A FIFTH PART OF THAI SUM, I can. say, with the strictest truth, that, .all things considered, 1 am not to-day as well off pecuniarily as I was the dav I entered Congress, In December 1563. Ilad I not remained in Congress I would to-day, in my judgment, have a large fortune, as the business enterprises which were at my command, if I could hare attended to them, would have resulted most favorably. But every friend who knows me knows that neither my income nor my expenditure, nor my -habits of life, imply or suggest the possession of a for tune, or of anything indeed beyond a moderatc competency. " CHICAGO. THIRD WARD REI-ÜbLiCAXS. A meeting of the Republican Club of the Third Ward ..was held last evening at No. 960 Wabash avenue, Mr. 4. C. Calkins occupying the chair. Mr. A. J. Galloway made a verbal report of the action taken by the'Third Ward delegates at the Springfield Convention. W. 0. Colo moved that when the meeting ad journ it be until tlie third Saturday in June, which' was the lirst Saturday after the Cincin nati Convention. He did not think there was anything to come before the Club previous to that time. ..... tt Mr. C. Greely spoke against the motion. He hoped there would no break in the regular meet ings of the Club. Work was as necessary now a/at any time before. After a lengthy debate, the motion was put and lost. . ~ , Mr. Kirk Hawes and a few others addressed the meeting, lifter which an adjournment was had until next Saturday evening. MISCELLANEOUS. THE CO.NKI.INO INTEREST. Albany, May 27.—A conference of Republic ans toMay agreed upon a committee" in each Senatorial District of the State to advance the interests of Senator Colliding as candidate for President before the Cincinnati Convention. AI.AJJA.MA FOR MORTON. Special Dispatch to The Tribane. Wasiiinotox, D. C., May 27.—Representative Hays, a delegate to Cincinnati from Alabama, received a dispatch this morning stating that lif teen of the Alabama delegates besides himself are for Blaine. -These fifteen had been counted forMortou. CHTJECn AFFAIRS. KOUTITEKK rEESEVTEI’.I^VNS. New York, May 27. —The Presbyterian Gen eral Assembly to-day, after providing for the election of delegates to the Presbyterian Alli ance, to be held in Edinburg in July, 1870, took up the order of the day, the overture from the Synod of Missouri in regard to Human Catholic baptism. This overture protested against the de cision of the last General Assembly, leaving each church session to decide for itself whether a Homan Catholic converted to Presbyterianism should be again baptized. It declared that the Roman Catholic Church was no part of the Church of Christ, ami that none of its ordi nances should be regarded as valid. The Rev. Dr. William If. Breckinridge, of Missouri, spoke at length in support of the overture, after sub mitting a resolution reaffirming' thedcclaration of the General Assembly of 1833, declaring that the Roman Catholic Church was not a pan of the Church of Christ. He argued that the Roman Catholic "Church was a synagogue ot Satan, being as much Pagan as Christian, if not more so. It held sonic truth, but had piled upon it the most monstrous false hoods and corruptions. He maintained that Roman Catholics were idolaters, and dwelt upon the secrets ot confessional, which he con sidered full of iniquity. A recognition of the validityof the Human Catholic baptism would be a recognition of the claims of that Church to be Christian, while it was really a form of Paganism. Tlie Rev. Drs. Knox and Chamberlane also spoke. The latter likened the Catholic Church to the snake which a man brought in and warmed upon his hearthstone, and- when it was warmed it turned and bit and poisoned his family. That was what this church would do, and was doing. The Rev. Mr. Brier said they could not pull down the Catholic Church; it was of too long standing and too deeply rooted. A motion then prevailed to refer the whole matter to a special committee, to report at the next meeting; and the Assembly adjourned. TIII3 METHODISTS. Baltimoue, Md., May 27. —The Methodist General Conference to-day resolved to hold three sessions daily on and after Monday, and that the Conference finally adjourn at the con clusion of the morning session of Wednesday next. The rules were amended so that the previous question, when ordered, shall apply only to de bate, and not exclude amendments. The unfinished business of yesterday, the majority and minority report of the Committee on Itineraucv, was taken up, and the debate resumed on the question of electing Presiding Elders bv conferences. Speeches were made in favor of such election as recommended in the minority report by Granville Moody, of Cincinnati, A. MeKcown, of New England, A. Lowry, of Cincinnati*, aud J. S. Smart, of Detroit, and in opposition thereto by J. P. Newman of Washington, G. G. Reynolds of New York East, G. J. Terry of Newark, J. W. F. White of Pittsburg, C. 11. Fowler of Rock River, W. H. Olin of Wyoming, and A. Wheeler of Erie. The debate was continued up to 12:30 p. m., when the previous question was called by Judge Cooler. A motion to substitute the miuority report was lost, as were various amendments, and dually the majority report was adopted by a vote or 186 to 67, 'and the Conference ad journed. SOUTHERN PRESBYTERIANS. Savannah, May 27.—The Gcucral Assembly closed its session to-day. The following dele gates nominated by the special committee were unanimously elected to the Pau-Presbytcriau Conference at Edinburg next year: Alabama, the Rev, G. 11. Webb, D. D., the Hon. \V. P. Webb; Arkansas, the Kcv. T. K. Welsh, D. ID., J. R. Hainpton; Georgia, the Rev. Donald Frasier, Gen. A. J. Hansel; Kentucky, Rev. Stuart Robinson, James A. Mitchell; Memphis, Rcv..J. H. Rice, D. D., Col. J. W. Clapp; Mississippi, Rev, B. M. Palmer, D. D., W. R- Lyman; Missouri, Rev. R. G. .Brank, ID. D., John Phillips; Nashville, Rev*. John 11. Bryson, Dr. D. C. Gordon; North Carolina, Rev. James R. Wilson, D. D., Judge David Seheuck; South ‘Caro lina, Rev. J. B. Adger, D. D., J. A. Smytbc; Texas, the Rev. J.W. Neil, James Saw ley; Virginia, the Rev. Moses D. Hoge, D. D., Col. J. T. Preston; at large. Judge Robert Quid, .the Kcv. B. M. Smith, D. D., the Rev. Allan Wright, Judge B. M. Estes. The Committee to whom was referred the resolutions from the Northern Assembly in re gard to fraternal relation, reported the following, which was unanimously adopted and telegraphed to Brooklyn. We are ready most cordially to enter upon fraternal relations with your body on any terms honorable to both parties, and then, as an explanation of what bur feeling Is, we send the action taken in answer to the overture from the St. Louis Presbylery, which is: resolved, That the action of the Baltimore Con ference, approved by the Assembly at St. Louis, explains with sufficient .clearness the position of our Church, but, inasmuch as it is repre sented by the overture that misapprehension exists in the minds of some of our. people as to the spirit of this action* in order to show our disposition to remove on our part the real or seeming hindrance to friendly feeling, the Assembly explicitly declares that, while con demning certain" acts or deliverances of the Northern General Assembly, no acts or deliverances of the Southern General Assemblies are to be construed or admitted as impugning in any way the Christian character of the Northern General Assembly, or of tho historical bodies of which it is the successor. The Assembly selected* New Orleans as the place of the next meeting, and the third Thurs day of May, 1577, as the time. The Assembly is in. session tonight to await any message from the Northern Assembly. Many members have already left. BRO. MOODY. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Lake Forest, .ill., May 27.—The Rev. Mr. Moody, wife, and sou,.arrived here this evening, and are the guests of .the Hon. J. V. Farwell. He will open his new church in Chicago next Thursday evening. In reply to a question of your reporter, whether or not the church had been paid for, he said not quite, but that it would be before being dedicated. It is expected that Air. Moody will speak to-morrow evening at the First Presbyterian Church. SPRINGFIELD ITEMS. • , Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Springfield, 111., May 27.—Adjutant-Gen eral Hilliard to-day commissioned as officers of the Joliet Citizens* Corps: Captain, D. C. Haves; Lieutenants, Charles B. Slouseaad Ed A. Nottinger. . .. . Arrangements are in progress for the ob servance of Decoration Day next Tuesday, upon a more extensive scale than ever before. The observance will be under the direction of the Grand Army of the Republic. John M. Palmer isto deliver the oration, and there will-be a military and civic parade in connection with tho commemoration.' RAILROAD NEWS. Application for a Receiver for the Chicago & Pacific. Seizure of Several Trains to Satisfy a Knmljer of Executions. THE CHICAGO Ss PACIFIC. A FORMIDABLE BILL. A voluminous bill was filed yesterday after noon in the United States Circuit Court by the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company of Penn sylvania, the Delaware, Lackawanna & IV cstern Railroad Company of Pennsylvania, the Nation al City Bank of New York City, Moses Taylor, of New York, and John S. Blair, of Blairstown, N. J., against. the Chieago.& Pacific Railroad Company, Thomas S. Dobbins, George S. Bowen, and John S.* Wilcox, asking for an in junction and the appointment of a Receiver. The complainants set out that the Chicago & Pacific, Railroad Company was organized in ISGS, under the name of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad Company, for the purpose of running a road across the State of Dhnois from Indiana to tlie Mississippi River. The original capital stock was *2,OUO,UUO, which was afterward increased to *4,000,000. The road then gave a mortgage, Oct. 1, lb? 2, to the New York State Loan and Trust Company, to secure 3,000 bunds for *I,OOO each. Two thousand bonds were then issued and another mortgage given to secure them in November, 1374. The first mortgage was executed by K. M. Hough, the President at that time, and W. T. Hughes, and the second mortgage was executed by Thomas S. Dobbins, President, and W. T. Hughes Secretary. The only difference be tween the two mortgages seems to have been that the second was given to secure 2,000 bonds, but covered property acquired subse quent to the time the first mortgage was made. An arrangement was subsequently made by winch the Company agreed not to issue more than 2,000 bonds in all. The Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company states that it is the holder and owner of three notes of the Railroad Company, one for *111,031.56, dated March 17, IS7o, and payable in six mouths, another note lor *112,010.30, dated June 17,1375, and payable in four mouths, and a third for *113,315.77, dated Sept. 17, 1375, payable in four mouths. To secure these notes the Chicago & Pacific Railroad deposited with the Iron and Coal Company 332 first-mortgage bonds for *I,OOO each, 204. bonds being pledged lor each. note. Moses Taylor represents that he owns five notes of the Ciucago & Pacific .Railroad Com pany, one for $10,333.33, dated May 15, 1575. payable in* four months, another for $10,333.33, dated June 12,1575, payable in four months; and a third for a like sum, dated June 21, 1675, payable m four mouths; a fourth for the same amount, dated June 94, 1575, due iu lour mouths; and a fifth, likewise for $10,333.33, dated June 34,1575, and payable in four months. All these notes wereseeured by 150 first-mortgage bonds. The National City Bank owns four notes of the same Railroad Company, each for $10,333.83, three dated -May 12, and oueJlay 23, 1575, and payable in four months afterdate. All these notes of the City Bank and of Taylor were given iu renewal of as many notes lor SIO,OOO each, which fell due iu November preceding, and were not paid at maturity, aud the notes held by the Iron and Coal Company were like wise given iu renewal of notes for $103,935.00 each which had not been paid at maturity. To secure the notes of the City Bank, it holds 120 first-mortgage bonds of the road. Th? D«l>vare, Lackawanna & ‘Western Rail road Company also claims to be a creditor of the railroad to the amount of $30,375.73 on three notes, two dated June 20,1575, and due Sept. 29, 1575,- secured by fifty-five first-mortgage bonds of the road. JOHN 3. BLAIR likewise represents that he holds five notes of the same unfortunate road for the sum of §lO,- 333.33 each, all made in the spring and summer of 1875, due in four and six raoutns, and secured by uinty first-mortgage bonds of the Company. All the notes given to the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company were in payment of iron rails furnished to the road. The notes given to the Delaware, Lackawanna «fc Webern Railroad Company were for iron fastenings. Those given ,to the National Bank,Moscs Taylor, and John S. Blair were in payment of money loaned the road, and used in its construction. The com plainants allege that all these notes are long over-due; that the bonds have uo market value, and cannot be sold: and that no interest has been pain on them. Theironly way to get their money back, therefore, is to enforce -the collection of the securities. Complainants together represent 1,327 out of 2,000 bonds, and claim to be entitled to the interest falling due to be applied on their debts. The New York State Loan and Trust Company has dis solved, and complainants are unable to apply to it to take possession of the road and run it. The Cliicago Pacific Rail-' road Company is insolvent; judgments to the amount of §25,000 have been entered against it, and executions issued under which seizures have been made. The employes have not been paid for four or five months, and many of them have left dissatisfied, so that there will soon be a scarcity of men to operate the line. The Company is also charged with having allowed the road to ran down until the track is dangerous. The floating indebtedness of the road also amounts to about §200,000, and, though its earnings arc amply suf ficient to pay expenses and interest, they have not been properly applied. \ large portion of the receipts have been tanen by T. S. Dobbins it Co. under a contract for building the road, instead of using them in pay ing interest. • It is further charged that T. S. Dobbins, the President, George S. Bowen, its Treasurer, and John S. Willcox, one of its Directors, are all in embarrassed circumstances; that judgmeuts are outstanding against them to the amount of §200,000, and complainants fear that the funds of the railroad may be diverted to pay their private debts. In conclusion, therefore, complainants ask that a Receiver may be appointedfor the road to take charge of and run it, and that the proceeds may be first devoted to paying the interest and principal of the bonds, after satisfying the run ning expense accounts, and that all the defend ants may be prevented from further Interfering with the management or aßairs of the Chicago «fc Pacific Railroad. The motion for Injunction came up before Judge Blodgett immediately upon the filing of the bill, and, after some discussion, John’S!. Whittman was appointed Receiver under a bond for SIO,OOO. ANOTHER PROCEEDING. On the complaint of Charles J. Do Borard, agent for Robert Tarrant, warrants were yester terday issued for the arrest of T. S. Dobbins, President, and George S. Bowen and John S. Wilcox, officials of the Chicago & Pacific Road. The complaint alleges that Tarrant has furnished material to the road for which he recovered judgments before Justice D’Wolf, in the sum of $973. It further set forth that executions which had been issued were unsatisfied, notwith standing the fact that Dobbins holds SBOO,OOO in stock certificates and owns a large amount of other property. Tp*o Constables were sent the arrests, but refrained on the pledge of Mr. Dobbins that all hands would appear Monday morning and give bail. • The trains on the road were seized, yesterday by the Sheriff on executions aggregating $60,- 000. A mail train went out to Elgin last night and will return this juoming. A* number of freight cars have been and will be held until the trouble is settled up. MISCELLANEOUS, THE BALTIMORE * OHIO. This Company is the only line from Chicago selling tickets for first-class hotel accommoda tions in Philadelphia during the Centennial Ex hibition. Visitors can thereby estimate their expenses exactly before starting. Information furnished upon application at 83 Clark’ street, or at the depot in the Exposition Building at the foot of Monroe street. FAST TRAIN TO PEORIA. .Commencing to-morrow, a fast train will leave the West Side Union Depot, near Madison street bridge, at 10 a. in. daily, except Sundays, for Peoria direct, via Joliet, Streator, Minonk, Eureka, Washington, and Pekin, over the Chi cago & Peoria Short Line of the Chicago & Alton and Chicago, Paducah & Southwestern Railroads, arriving at Peoria at 5 p. m. No change of cars or conductors from Chicago to Peoria. This forms the shortest and quickest route to all points named, and makes one hour quicker time to Peoria than any other line. ILLINIOI3 BOND CASES, Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Springfield, ill., May 27.—An injunction issued by the Iroquois Circuit Court was to-day served on the State Treasurer, restraining him from paying any part of theprindpal or Interest of the bonds issued by the City oi Wateeka and the Town of Middleport In aid of the construc tion of the Danville & Vincennes Railroad. The State Auditor is also restrained by the Kane County Circuit Court from levying a lax to pay the bonds subscribed by the City of Aurora in aid of the Ottawa, Oswego «& Fox River Valley Railroad J Special Dispatch to The'Tribune. Sioux Cut, Ll» May 27.—George P- M-r chanl, a Traveling Fresht-Agent of the Central Railroad, has Been appointed , Superintendent of the Dakota Southern rS 1 road, vice J. S. Meckling. resigned- Mr v! 1 ' chant was formerly General Freight and iS Agent of this road, and resigned the peatim'* year ago for the one he now occupies 0 „ ?,* Illinois Central Road. He will commence h. m new position on the Ist of June. “*» FAKES REDUCED. N i EW -iT° nK: ’ The Pennsylvania R»a. road will, on Monday next, reduce the raSrii fares on first-elass tickets to Chicane nTi,? being a reduction of $5. - “ ™ KANSAS PACIFIC. Lawrence, Kan., May 27.—The first thren* train from Denver for several days hasstSTiS city this evening Heavy stormson the Division of the Hans as Pacific are tIS the trouble. ‘auseif CREME. BURGLARY. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. QcntCT, HI., May 27,-Two brothers namsi’ Wilhelm, who keep a store at La Grange, ilo awoke this morning to find themselves robbei While they were asleep in the store the bnrglan had forced an entrance into the room, dfiom. formed the proprietors, and decamped *s* from §l5O to §2OO in greenbacks, and about tow worth of goods of various kind. No clue to tS thieves has yet been obtained. - Special Di*oatch to The Tribune. . Peoria, Hi., May 27.—Frank Morel! Eugene Shelley, who were captured on VVaW day in the act of breaking into a house m Hale street, were np this afternoon for a ore! liminary hearing. Both men are young, intelli gent, and well connected, bnt both have been wild and bear very bod records; - Morel! pardoned out of the Massachusetts State Pth. on about a year ago. The well known charja. ter of the young men attracted a large crowd to the Court-room, and the evidence and arm. ments were attentively listened to. -There be ing sufficient cause against them, in the opinion of the Justice, they were held in respectively *SOO and *7OO bail until the Grand Jury meets in October: CANADIAN' ITEMS, Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Montreal, May 27.—Mr. Archamhaolt, counsel for Dr. Worms, has returned from En, gland, having had an interview with Lord Car- EorvuD, who, he states, condemned the authori* tics here for having allowed Worms to be ex tradited, but said that it would be useless to ask the United States to send him back, for-tie simple reason they would refuse, thus involving ditficnlties which it was necessary to avoU Worms 7 trial will be resumed in Philadelphia oa Monday. * Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Hamilton, Ont., 'May 27.—J. O. Macrae, v prominent and wealthy citizen, .was ttnlay com mitted'for causing the death of his wife, Mrs. Maerae; on the Hth inst., under suspicious cir cumstances, and her friends had the body ex humed and an inquest held. The evidence went to show that Macrae had for a long time bru tally beaten his wife, and often threatened to kill her. Her body was covered with bruise* BRUTAL MURDER, Peoria, HI., May 27.—Yesterday morning aa orphan boy, abont 16 years old, y bile plowing in a field near Mackinaw, IIL, was killed by a man named William Heal. The boy was working for Real’s brother. His employer was working on another part of the farm, when he noticed Will iam Real coming toward him, foil speed, on one of the horses with which the boy had been plowing. His brother asked him what was the matter, and he replied, w Nothing.” His brother then went to the place where the boy had been plowing, and found him lying there, teniblr mutilated and dead. William Real had beaten him to death with a heavy dub. It is said that nothing but a freak of insanity can account'for the cash deed. SERVED HIM RIGHT. Clinton, la-, May 27.—William Southwick, & noted character, was shot dead at Maquoketa, last night, at 11:30, by Mrs. Hamerson, while attempting to outrage her in her own bedroom. Mrs. Homersbn is housekeeper for her brother, J. C. Harris, who employed Southwick in his carriage works. Mr. Harris was away from home last night- Southwick has a bad reputa tion, and deserted bis w ife about a year ago. The Coroner will hold an inquest this morning. Probably no arrests will be m ide. ROBBED AND MURDERED. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Dubuque, la., May 27,—Yesterday afternoon Frank Eugene Carr, of Riverside, Washington County, and on unknown, man passed through Sac City with a team, and camped last night 4 miles west of that place. This morning Carr was found with shot through the head, his scull crushed in, and his pockets rifled. The man who was traveling with him was pursued and arrested, and, from his conduct, is believed to be his murderer. BOLD ROBBERY. Cincinnati, May 27.— A robber entered the residence of CoL J. H. Branch, Branch Hill, 0., near Cincinnati, yesterday afternoon, called tho daughter of Col. Branch to the door, threw smut in her eyes, and then obtained possession of a cabinet containing §3,000 in Government bauds, and fled to the woods. Hebasnotyef been arrested. MURDER AND SUICIDE. New York, May 27.—James Dodsworth. aged GO, of No. 423 East Ninth street, assaulted his wife with an ox lost night, and, believing that he had killed her, cut bis own throat. Neither was dead when discovered, but the surgeons pronounce their recovery hopeless. CASUALTIES. EATAE EXPLOSION. New York, May 27.—A dispatch from Potts* villc says an explosion in the Phrenlx Park Collieiy No. 2, to-day, fatally injured four men, and injured ten others. THE WEATHER. Washington, D. C., May 28—1 a. m.—Pot the Lake Region falling and stationary barome ter, southerly to westerly winds, rising and stationary temperature, and possibly followed by occasional rains. LOCAL OBSERVATIONS. Time, \Bar. [ THm*. B. \ Weather G:S3JU m. 120.90 W 44 S. W.. gentle. .'.... Clear. 11:18a.m.129.94 77 24 ! W.. fresh 'Clear. 2:00p. xn-120.89 70 26 S. W..fresh Clear. 3:53p. m. 129.89 79 26|W., fresh Clear. 0:00 p. m. 129.80 73 63 S. W.. fresh Clear, 10:18 p. m.|20.88 71 40iS. W.. fresh [Clear. „ Maximum thermometer. 82. Minimum. 61. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. Chicago. May 27— Midnight __ Stations. Bar. iThr.i Wind. Rain Weather. Cheyenne 30.06 59 S.W.,gentle Gear. Bismarck.— 20.63 •64 S., light Gear. Breckenrldge 29.72 71 N., gentle Gear. Davenport.... 20.89 70 S. W., light. Clear. Denver 30.00 64 S.. fresh Fair. Duluth 20.74 Cl Calm...'. Gear. Ft. Gibson... 29.02 75 W. t light. Fair. Keokuk.....'. 20.88 71 S.. gentle. Gear. Lacrosse 20.80 72 S., gentle Clear. Leavenworth 29.80 71 S., gentle Gear. Milwaukee... 20.85 63 . S. W. fresh Gear. Onlaba 29.81 70 S., fresh Clear. Platte 20.45 67 S. E,. fresh Gear. Salt Lake..... 29.82 72 E,, light Fair- Santa Fc 29.45 67 S. E., fresh. Ckar. Ft. Sully 29.70 73 N. E.,freih. Fair. Philadelphia. 30,61 63 8. W., fresh Cloudy. Yankton 20.81 67 S. W. t fresh Fair. " TELEGRAPHIC NOTES. Cincinnati, May 27.—The total stock of bo| product in Cincinnati, May 24, as reported to the President of the Pork-Packers’ Associations Pork, 19,&40 barrels; lard, 22,046 tierces; hafflij 5,900,283 pounds; shoulders, 8,151,193 pounds; clear ribs, 19,097,037 pounds; dear sides, 2,391,* 253 pounds. ilEMPnis. Tenn., May 27.—The formal pm* sentation of the beautiful fountain recent erected in Court Square by June* Eld 6 *: J. B. Cook, Dr. S. B. Clarke m ■ other citizens, took place this after* noon. The presentation was made ir a beautiful speech by Mlsa Emma Etheridge and accepted by Maj. Flippin In a brief response* A short and pointed address was also made Jj Mr. Elder, In response to the demands from tn« vast audience. The fountain is one of the band* somest in the country. m Nashville, Tenn., May 27.—Vanderbilt* S2d birthday was celebrated to-day by ing .exercises. This morning ChancellorA*"! laud delivered an address, giving ahistoiy “ Vanderbilt. The.building and grounds were luminated to-night. The founders* medal wu won by Archie Craig, his being the best orators cal effort. OCEAN STEAMSHIP NEWS. New York, May 27.—Arrived, steamship A»s tralia, from London. Liverpool, May 27.—Steamship Scotia, froa New York, has arrived out. __ . Halxfax, May 27.«*ArrlTcdi HthrrntWi* LiveipooL *

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