Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, May 30, 1876, Page 8

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated May 30, 1876 Page 8
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8 THE CITY. OENEUAE NEWS. The Xanonat /.’sjmr/er has Jnst been en larged In size and decidedly Improved In appear ance. The lion. C. Knapp, of Lincoln, lit.. In for (%■ few days the guest of Mrs. W, G. Hathaway, No. M 8 Michigan avenue. Ofllcer Ftccte, of the Lake atreet aejond. found a pockethook yesterday afternoon In the vicinity of Stale street. The property is awaiting Identifica tion ol the Centra) Station. The temperature yesterday, a* observed by Mn nnssc. optician. 88 Madlaonstreel (TninfSK Huihl- Jng), was at Hn. in., SOdegreos; 10 n. m.« 88; IS m.. 80; 3p, ln.,00; H. n. m.. CO. Barometer, H b. m., 28.n0; Bp. m.. 2H.t)X Mention was made Sunday of the fart that a charge had been preferred against Mr. Rrndsliaw. dealer in sccomMtnnd barrels, of not erasing Gnugors’ brands, etc., on a certain lot, Tho t.ev eminent officers yesterday discovered that there was nothing whatever In the ehurgu, and Mr. Uraa show was allowed to go in peace. About B o'clock yesterday morning, when (be pi ano-fnclory at No. IP Clinton street was opened tbo body of a young man, 20 rears of age, named August nehrens, was found banging to a beam In the third storv. Mental depression l« the supposed cause of the art. The deceased was a single man, of steady habits, n pluno-nmkor by trade, and co llided with his brother ot No. 10 North Clinton street. » AROTITHH STRIKE. Ycsterdav morning 220 of the chargors, cupola-' ren. and pit-men employed In the Fnlon Rolling- Mills, at the corner of Archer and Ashland avenues refused lo go to work at the usual rules, and de manded an Increase of from lOto 2Apcr cent. They and held n meeting Sunday afternoon to decide up in their course, and had passed a resolution that, snlees tlx; Increoso wuh given, none of them would jo to work. Tho owners refused, and the men itruck. Tho police were at once notified, and n juard of two patrolmen was sent by Scrgt. Hood to’ prevent any disturbance of the peace. The men have been petting from $2. f>o to SO per day, according to the kind of labor performed, and their demand fer an Increase was calculated t» raise the wages to n standard that tho Company wits compelled to abandon us exorbitant lust winlci;. This reduction, Mr. James Whyte, tho Superin tendent of tho Works, says, wua necessitated by the fall of prices for steel rails. Three years ago •rolls brought $lO2 per tbn, but nt present they bring only SB2, or n little more than half tho old rated, lilo says that the Company cannot possibly afford the Increase, and rather than grunt It they will close tbclr works, and fill tbolr outstanding orders from their other mills, of which they have three.— ■one et Kansas City, another at Newburgh, uml u third at take Shorn, O. With the present system of manning, (he steal coos hot from the furnace to the shot), and from there to tbo rollers, and consequently when the charger, cupola, and pit men stop work tho mllla ilop work, unless the )dscca of the strikers cun be ailed with new hands. An attempt Is being made lo secure them, bnt should there In* in an insuf ficiency tho works will lw dosed, thureby throw ing out of employment nearly 7. r il) men. The strike is In many other respects considered a poorly-timed one. The mills hove been closed for repairs for several months, and In consequence thu employes have not received a full month's pay for over (onr months, leaving them wlthoiiliuiy re sources to fall buck upon. Thus fur no violence has been attempted, and In all probability there will be none, bnt to make sure, the police arc held in readiness at tho neigh boring stations. / GEonoß noumooK. ' Tho deceased was burn In Culdwater, Mich., In 3Hit), lie was educated in the public schools there, finishing with attendance at Olwrlin College. He was enguged for several years as teacher in the public schools of Ohio nnd Michigan, linrly in the War of the Rebellion he volunteered umi served actively until Its close. lie was severely wounded at Perryvlile. lie participated In the exciting pur suit of Morgan during hi# raid Into Ohio, acting ua Aid-dc-Cainp to (Jen. Hobson. He soon after Joined the Sixth Michigan battery, with which he participated in the arduous winter campaign of the Cumberland, and finally, In command of the bat tery. accomiuinied Ueu. Sherman In hi# famous “March to the Sea. ” After the War ho oeltled with numerous ormy friends at Nashville, Tcnn., working as a bunk assistant. The climate not proving favorable to his health, he came to ClUcago, where up to the tiuio of his death he served faithfully as bookkeeper In the bank of Preston, Kean & Co. A prominent feature of his life has been his devotion to the Pablmth-school work. He was for several years Bunerintcndent of a Sabbath-school in Nash ville, afterwards in Chicago, and during bis residence here of tho school In lingers Park. Here he built a pleasant home, adorned indoors and out by tho labor of bis own bands, often in weariness and pain, but enjoyed because It added to the comfort of bis family. In social life, dally labor, neighborly acts, and sympathizing friendliness, hie character shines conspicuous. Few men are mourned by acquaint ances of all ogcu more sincerely than Mr. Hol brook. G. THE HON. C. B. PAmVEIiIi. ns mass to explain about the convention. /b the Killtvr of The Tribune. Chicago, May 20. tlluco tliu ailjouriuucntof the Republican Convention, thu columns of your pa* per have been largely occupied with communica tions misrepresenting that Convention, and the conduct of toe delegates composing it. There Ims been a good deal of maJevolviico in them, especial* ly whenever my name has been used. As these attacks arc made under cover of anonymous Hgnu- Cures, and in language which clearly shows the au thors to bo blackguards, they are not entitled to further notice from me. There is u little tquud of “Liberals," men who voted the Democratic ticket in 1872 mid 1874, who would now like to control the Republican party of Illinois. Possibly they may admire mod esty, but It Is a virtue they possess not, nuddoubt* Jess they will continue to oiler to serve In the ca pacity of • ‘ leaders " of the Republican party until, again failing to be intrusted with such responsibil ity by the rank and file, they will, with n Nourish of virtuous indignation, take place again under the Democratic banner. 11 horever they are they are bound to be unhappy. Here I dismiss them. The editorial in which you call on me to “ex plain” has back of it personal responsibility which 1 may recognize. If you hud made Inquiry of any well-informed gentleman who look part intho State Convention you would have been saved the labor of dignifying the charge of “swindling” by edi torial mention. Thu facts make sufficient answer. The Com mittee appinted to select delegates uml Elector*- ut-Large reported the names of two delegates for each Congressional District, who hud been chosen by thu districts, and • elected four names fur the Mate nt large. The name of Cob Hangs was among the latter. Unit of CapC Schneider wua not. The report was favorably approved, and adopted with out dissent. Therefore the foolish charge that I or anybody else changed the report in any respect is false, it was made by (he Committee regularly selected for that purpose (of which 1 was nut a member), sad was duly approved by the whole Convention. That these delegates arc for Mr. Blaine and not for Mr. Bristow, is because tho public sentiment of Illinois Is for tho former and not for thu latter. That sentiment thu Convention respected and car ried ont in thu selection of gentlemen to represent the Statu ut Cincinnati. C. B. Fauwlli.. OusEitvATiuNs: It may be proper to state that tho four or five delegates who, In writing or verbally, staled to iia that Cupt. Schneider had been selected by thu Cook County delegation as one of the delegates for the State at targe, not one of them belonged to tbo “ littlu squad of Liberals who voted thu Democratic ticket In 1872 and 1H74, ” hut always havu been straight Republicans and voted (ho regular ticket, as did the editor of Tub Tiuiiijnb ut both the elec tions named. We suppose (here is no doubt of thu statement (hat Capt. Schneider had been agreed upon by tbu Cook County delegation in Agricul tural Hull ou thu morning of tbu Convention (not evening, as erroneously printed), and that his uamu was dropped at somebody's instance, and that of Mr. Bungs substituted, without thu knowl edge or consent of thu Cuok County delegates. Mr. Furwcll disclaims any agency or responsibility therefor; yet it is u fact that several delegates since returning home openly declared that he said to them be would not consent to lei CapL Schneider go us a delegate to Cincinnati. And it 1s very certain that country members of thu Appointing Committee, after conceding to Cook County a delcgatu-ut-lurgu to the National Con vention, never pro|io«ud to reject thu numu of the gentleman selected by the Cook County delegation and to subetilutu some one else. Thu change was made by thosu who represented this county on tbs Committee, either of their own motion or through tho intluence of others. We Hud by ex amining thu reported proceedings that thu Appoint ing Committee fur Cook County weru Messrs. James P. Rout, George liuckluy, and W. A. James. As thu matter stands it was thosu three gentlemen who took it upon themselves to repudi ate thu selection of Cupt. Schneider made by thu Cook County delegation, and to substitute therefor another name without authority of their delega tion, It is now the turn of Messrs. Root, Buck ley, and James to rise and explain by what right or authority they perpetrated this trick on tho Cuok County delegation. THE COUNTY DOAUD. WiaCBLLANBOUS DUBIHBBS. The Hoard of County Commlssloucra bold a reg* olir meeting yesterday afternoon at tbelr room In the County Uulldlng. All tbe Commissioners »xcept Tabor and Lonergsn weru present. Com* nUsioncr Johnson presided, A communication from tbe Superintendent of tbe btatu Insane Asylum at Jacksonville, regard* lug the removal of two persons from the Peniten tiary Ur the County Insane Asylum, was referred to the Committee on Public Charities. Alexander White Informed the Duurd that ho de sired the use of the vault under the Kecurder's of fice, and notified that officer not to usu it without first arranging with him. Deferred to tbe Com mittee on Public Kccurds. iUtluiaiUon* (or supplies (or tho county luetltu tlon* nnd communication'* of an unimportant cbnr- Meter were referred to appropriate committees. I’nv-roll* of the several county Institutions nml ft «mnl*er of mini 11 bill* were referred to committees. The Judiciary Committee submitted n report rec ommending the pnyincnt of S2.M) to Messrs. Jew ett ami Van lliin-n for nn opinion on township or ganization, and the Itonrd ronrnrred In It. The Committee on I'uhllc Charities recommend ed the appointment of Dr. Hugenbncb as Second Assistant Physician of tin* Insane Asylum and t'oiinty-Hoiise, witli the same salary as the First Assistant. The Committee also recommended new furniture for tbo Insane Asylum. Report con curred in. The Joint Committee on Public Dtilldings and Education reported that (hey had audited a hill for for work nml material to strengthen the Hours of the students’ half of tho County Normal School. Commissioner McCaffrey objected to tho archi tect, llamen, assuming tho responsibility of niidortnking the work wlmont consulting thu com mittee. The bill was allowed notwithstanding. A resolution ordering the closing of the county offices to-day was passed. The Hoard then adjourned, to meet again Thnra slay afternoon ut 2 o'clock. THE QUO WAIIUANTO. Tint CARB TO lln IIBA1U) WBDNB9DAY. The counsel for Mayor Iloync and tho legal pen ' tinmen retained by Mr. Colvin had several confer ences yesterday; nnd at various limes the Judges of the Circuit Court were consulted. The object of those talks was to definitely arrange when the quo wnrruuto cose would como up for a bearing. Finally It was decided that tho cause would he heard by the Circuit Court In bunk Wednesday. It will probably come np In Judge booth's room. ■- The pleas nnd replications are now In the hands of the printer, nnd, with the demurrer, which will also be put In type, will be ready fur presentation nt the opening of court Wednesday morning. The demurrer la not a formidable document. Stripped of the legal verbiage which Is laid down by "Gmlty on Fleimlng*’ us the correct thing, ft simply demurs to tho conclusions of Mr. Colvin’s replications. liOCAij IjEttehs. TAX-rmtITERS. 7b (Ac EJltor nr The Tribune. Chicaoo. May tilt.—Will you allow mo to say that I think yon have 44 fit clear Into the Devolu tion" during the lust few months, nnd led the army of reform on to u glorious victory over frauds of various kinds, so that tbo future of onr city looks much brighter. Now, there is one element existing In our city which Is n very dangerous one. mid likely to tarnish Its credit, nml continue to lie « cloud upon Its future prosperity, as it has been for many years prist. There is a class of citizens who enjoy nil tire benrtlls and privileges of onr beautiful city, nnd are very timcn In the huhltof refusing to sustain and support Its Government, They arc familiarly known a* 4 4 Tux-Fighters." 1 think they contributed largely to discredit and do harm lolhedly, nod add much to the difficulties nnd trlols of Its officials,—even more than the class railed 44 Hummers.” In fact. * 4 lux-fighting’ 4 Is really about the true basis nf btimmerUm. 44 Something for nothing*' Is what they all arc seeking for, Ifwc are allowed lo Judge them by their acta. Will it not come within the limits of your duty to make just as thorough and persistent on expose of the "Tax-Fighter" as the "Rum mer, and let him be held tip lo view that nil may behold him? He cannot gel very high, but tho higher he goes tho greater the defumltv. A Tax-Payer. THE CITY-HALL. The Treasurer's receipts from tho Water Depart ment yesterday were $3,-WO. County Treasurer Ilnck baa paid in another $-10,000. Tho City-Hall offices and courts will bo closed to-day to give employe# nnd others a ehanco to honor tho country's dead, should they see tit. There was a great rush In the water-tax collec tion office yesterday, as 10 pur cent Is to bo added after June 1. Tho total dully receipts will amount to about 810,000. The license receipts still continue to be small. Tho expected energetic action of the Connell in regard to licenses will undoubtedly materially In crease therevenuea in that branch. Some of tho city employes who were discharged about the time of the change in the Administration, Insist that they are legally entitled to draw their salaries up to the time in the future when the salaries will be paid, nnd Intend to attempt to draw pay up to that date. Mayor Payne, of the City of Cleveland (they have but one Mayor there), called upon the officials at the City-Hall yesterday. He expressed the opinion that Chicago was a great city, and he liked It much. The double-barreled Government was to him o source of much interest. Mayorlloynedcslred to pardon a man who lanow In the Bridewell, anti yesterday sent around to Mr. Hayea' office and asked for a writ of execution (which writs are kept In the Comptroller's hands), but Mr. Hayes sent back word that Mr. Colvin was doing tho city pardoning, and Mr. Hoync could not have the writ. Mr. Do Onlyer, of the contracting firm of Do Ool yer A Co., has discovered a new way to collect what Is duo him from persons for whom tie Ims done paving. He demands the money first; if re fused. ho begins actively to tear up the pavement In front of the honno of the delinquent. The course very soon bring# money Insight, and tho iwvcracnt Is replaced. The Sheffield avenue shaft of the Fullerton ave nue conduit has been sunk, and work from that point Is progressing rapidly In both directions, aa i# the cane ut the Larrobee street shaft, all obstruc tion# having been overcome. An Interesting fea ture of the excavations hu# been the notice of glacier marks made in the rock and extending u# much as 800 feet The Board of Health held a meeting yesterday morning, to think over the subject of the reorgani zation of that department. At the lust consultation It was proposed to retain thirteen men In that de partment. l>r. McVlckar thinks that the number is not largo enough, if it is to include the necessary clerks to Keep Isaiks and records of deaths, births, uml other vulunblu statistics. Aid. Sheridan bus uxpnwed an opinion that thirteen nos too many, and favors a further reduction. There was little or no progress made yesterday. Them will he other consultations, and a report will probably be made at thu next Council meeting. TUB CONTEST. Tho interest attached to the movements of the contending heads of departments of the City (Sov emment seems to be subsiding, uml but little at tention is paid to anything except that which re lates to Mr. Colvin, Mayor liuyne, and thu two claimants to tho olden of Comptroller. Marshal Uuodvll has ceased to Iw of any Im portance. Mike Bailey's movements are equally uninteresting. Iloconllimes ns Superintendent of Buildings. Ko does ({cargo Wilson. Mlko does some business, (leorgo docs none, and says Unit ho wants peaceable possession of the office before be will be ablu to satisfactorily perform tlio func tions. Comptroller Derlckson was around for awhile, but spent part of the afternoon with tbo Finance Committee in session nt Aid. Thompson's oilier. Tbo accountants at work on Mr. Haves' accounts continued In their Investigations with the same re sults. Mr. Hayes was around all day and had but 111110 to say, though he wrote u long letter to an Lasteru capitalist. Tho letter was presented to the Council last night. Mr. Colvin was not visible on bis old stamping ground during the afternoon, uml ids room pre sented the hciferlsh appearance common of late. Tits day in tho hnimlng may he said to havu hern an exceedingly doll one, totally devoid of any thing Unit would tuko the form of Interest, with the exception of tint fact that (he employes, pen niless though they he, rejoiced at (ho hews that “Decoration Day” would bo observed by a “shut up of shop. ” Tho Council Committee on Police held a meeting lust before thu eoiiTcnHon of tho Council. Aid. McAuley, Kirk, Cnllerton. Stewart, and Nlcsen wero present, and. after disposing of some routine business that came up later in the regular scission, they look up the City Marshal mutter. U was In tended that bupt. Hickey should he cull ed in for u species of conference, hut (he lateness of thu hour moduli rather impracticable, and his Invitation was fixed for uumu afternoon further ou in the week. hnciikiiur of tho present aspect of miairs Aid. McAuley said ho had convened with Hunt* Hickey, who had accepted thu trust reposed In him until u new City .Marshal shall In; appointed. As to any further allegiance of the Police Department to Mr. (Joodell, (he Aldermen related a few in stances demonstrating Mr. Hickey's fealty to the Council, On one occasion .Mr. Goudell hud sent for Cupt. Hickey, who refused to respond, leply. fug that hu did business In his own utllcu. Friday Mr. Gixidell appointed a man on Hie force, uml Cupt. lllckcy declined to recognize the appoint ment. Tbesu tilings weru considered by Hie gentlemen of thu Committee as an Indication that Mr. Goudell is satisfactorily “out,” hut (hey will nee Hickey mid confer willililm as to the status of the force. Thu question of pay will come up, and on this thu tiuperintenrienl is reported thor oughly orthodox. He says, however, that he hopes thu reductions will fall more heavily oa himself and thu oHlcers of the force than on thu urivatus. The pay of the latter will probably bu fixed at §BOO, though it is to be honed that an ef ficient Chief liku Snpt. Hickey will bn paid the full value of his services. The mutter wflicuinu up at thu next meeting of (he Committee, to bu held in a few days, and then will bg settled. COUNTY HUIX.DING. Judge Moure will give bis decision in the Evans* Cullughim quo warrauto case to-morrow morning at 10 o'cluck. Tho Criminal Court will probably be opened this morning to enable prlsouers to give ball, but no trials will be taken up, and U Is likely that au early adjournment will be bad. The Criminal Court was adjourned shortly after opening yesterday forenoon. Johu Powers and Nicholas Hartman, the Pinkerton oftlcers charged with assaulting Daniel Drown, were lined s'» each. T hut was the only business before tbe Court. Tub TmnuNK Is in receipt of a letter from Deputy Sheriff Tierney la reference to the Item published in these columns Sunday about tho sub* scrlplion being taken for the benefit of Sheriff Agnow to defray the expcn.es of pursuing tho men who broke jsll. 110 says Ag»ew never prompted the taking, ul the subscription, and mourn* that THIS CHICAGO TRIBUNE: TUESDAY. MAY SO, 1876 Tnr. Tmnrsa pit hold nf the matter nml by publi cation Interrupted what "was intended to he n f leasant surprise to onr worthr bend nnd chief." ie fnrlber say* that ho was the author of tho scheme, nnd that he hrs not risked any of hi* fel low ofllcers to subscribe any speclllc Amount to tho Jail-escape fund, but has left oil to contribute ac cording to their pleasure. Judge Moore bn* decided tho legal question pro pounded by Sheriff Agnew concerning the legality of the Inst venire for the Grand Jury. The Judge says It Is all right, nnd the summons were placed In a bailiff's hands yesterday morning for sendee. The new Grand Jury will commence he labors two weeks from to-day. CIUMINAL. It Is Officer Lacy who Is entitled lo the credit of having arrested the fellow "Huh” Shea last week. John Hubbard, formerly In the employ of a West Division furniture denier. Is at the Mndlson Street Stathmchnrged with obtaining money under false pretenses by nso of a chock to which he had forged Ids employer's name. The complainant Is a saloon keeper at No. 21 West Randolph street. Detective Ryan Inst evening arrested George Keene, who was trying to dispose of four volumes of • 4 The Life of Josinh tjulncy” lo Ilaldwln, No. 210 Clark street, for (he trilling sum of 2o cents per volume. Hahlwln suspected they were stolen from the Public Library, and promptly turned the young man over lo the police. On Friday night, as 11. .T. Goodrich, the real estate agent, was coming from Englewood, two roughs stopped his horse on the road, at the Inter section of Wabash avenno nnd Flftv-ninlh street, nnd attempted to rob him. During the scullle one of the wonld-bo robbers was knocked down and run, nml Mr. Goodrich’s revolver was discharged, but whether he hurt any one ho Is notable to stole. Yesterday afternoon August and Ernest Swarth. doing business as Swartb brothers, grocers. No. .'IH7 North Clark street, were before Fulled Stales Com missioner Hoyne, charged with having In their pos session fifty empty cigar-boxes and to bacco-palls without having the stamps erased. As tho neglect arose from the Ignorance of the law, nnd it. was shown that there was no in tention to defraud the Government, (he parties were released upuu tbolr own recognizance. At nn early hour yesterday morning some hoys were playing nnd fooling in the alley In the rear of A. 11. Miller's Jewelry store. No. dl Washington street, when a surly negro named George Henry fired throngh the shutter nt them. The bullet grazed the leg of one of them named John Murmv, scratching a wound Into the Jlcsh. A policeman win early un the scene, and, learning the facts, ar rested tbo burly negro and locked him up In tbo Armory. The only excuse given for the firing was (hat ho thought they were burglars. ANNOUNCEMENTS. There will be a regular meeting of the Tacht Club nt the Sherman House this evening at 8 o’clock. The Phllomathinn Society of Kenwood Seminary will Rive a literary ami mimical entertainment at Standard Unit Thursday evening. The Irish Literary Association will meet In the office of .Justice Scully, corner of Madison and Ilalsted streets, this evening. All tnembora ore requested to be present. Pastors or ministers of the Gospel In the city who desire to attend the dedication services of the Chi cago Avenue Church Thursday evening can obtain ticket# upon application at the Y. M. C. A. rooms. By order of the Committee, the tnembora of tho Polytechnic School or Society arc requested to meet si No. 400 Michigan avenue Wednesday at 1! p. in. business of importance comes before the meeting. Another free entertainment will be given this evening by the Chicago Young People's Temper ance Union at the lecture-room of the first M. K. Church, southeast corner of Clark and Washing-' ton streets. Dr. Odelia BUnn will deliver an ad dress on “Tobacco." Choice music and readings will form a pari of the entertainment, which will commence ut H o'clock precisely. CANADIAN NEWS. A Question of Jurisdiction Now Agitating the Heoplo—Hcsorved Lunds. Serial Piipatch to The Tribune. Toiiorto, May 20.—The Globet his morning has a special from London, ling., which soys on Friday night Sir Charles Addorly, In tho Imperial House of Commons, said It was extraordinary that any one protending to know should suppose that the Dominion act of 18117 excluded Canada from the effect of the operation of Imperial nets, or mode Canadian bottoms other than British ships. It was a total mistake to suppose that tho Confederation act altered the relation of Canadian snbjects to the Imperial Parliament. A Canadian ship was a Brit ish ship registered In Canada, nnd there was no distinction between the two, Tho bill was read a third time. The Globe ha# a vigorous editorial combating Sir Charles' reasoning, and says: “ He might have re membered that Canadian snips, like Canadian sub jects, may retain their nationality and yet be amenable up to a certain point solely to local Juris diction. A Canadian vessel sailing from Toronto to Chicago I# a British ship: yet doc# Sir Charles mean to say ho can subject her to British legisla tive restrictions? Both law nnd common sense are against any such notions." Special DlupaUh to The Tribune. Ottawa, May 21).—The Committee of tho Privy Council submit the following for 111# Kxcellcncy's approval; ‘ • The fact having been developed that tho crossing of Buttle River, #unie23o miles west of Fort Polly, Is 173 feel across, with u depth of 12 feet ut low water nnd believed to be navigable for ninny miles towards Its source; that the soil la excellent, tho country generally eligible for settlement, and tho position central; that. In view of the above, a block 4 miles square be reserved at such point In the vicinity of the Junction of Battle and Saskatch ewan River# as may be most convenient for a town site, and that land# for 20 miles on both sides of the tclegniffti line, extending from u point 20 mile# westerly or Fort Felly to a point 20 miles westerly to the mouth of Battle River, be withdrawn for the present from sale or sell lenient, a# an extension of the reserve already sot apart. ” Th® Lnndlndy's Opportunity. JittMbnra U\t.) (iniftte. yesterday a man named Mitchell called nt (ho ofllcu of tho United Mates District Attor ney, with thu Intention of swearing out a war rant for the arrest of a woman for purloin ing one of his letters, contrary to the law of tho United States. Mitchell had been boarding ut tho woman's house, and left before settling his bill. The letter was addressed to him at thu number of tho house kept hy ids landlady, and so delivered by the letter-carrier. Mitchell called at the house for tile letter, hut (lie landlady told him he Could not have it until he paid his hill. As he was not able or willing to do this, she retained the letter, and Mitchell attempted to hate her arrested, as men tioned. Assistant District Attorney Wilson thought that, us the letter had been delivered according to tho directions upon it, it had passed beyond tho control of the Government, and no action could ho had under tho United States laws unless the woman had opened or would open the letter, ami gave Mitchell no encouragement to prosecute the case. Ho stated however, that on action for larceny hy bailee might lurid good, hut that even was doubtful, ns the woman was simply holding the letter as personal property as security for the nay meat of the debt. A Cow's Intelligence, The Carson Appeal Is responsible for the follow ng • ' true story r ’: There is a young man residing hereabout who became Interested recently in A dis cussion about nniinnl Instincts. He sold he hud been witness of several wonderful cvidcncos of these Instincts, one of which lie hud refrained from relating for fear he would not he believed. Bark in one of thu Kaslurn States, where ho was born, he sold, among his father's stock was one remarka ble cow. She was a great pet, and would leave the rest of the herd fur the society of nil or any onu of tho family, to whom she would listen us If she un derstood exactly what was said, Ills father sold Ids farm and bought another about 3 miles distant, ami this cow would listen to the story about it and their proposed removal to trteir new home at a cer tain lime. This cow was expected to become a mother shortly, or about the thou of their removal; out when thu time came to remove tbu cow could nowhere bo found. So (ho rurally took (heir depart ure from their old home regretting tho loss of their pet cow; but, on arriving ut their new home, they were equally surprised and delighted to find (hut their old net hud preceded them three days, where slip had taken up her homo uml given birth to a fine calf. A Primitive Method of Traveling to the Centennial. O 1 J'in«r/lfr (»»'<,.> UntHU. Mr. Solomon houle, of Stoughton, a farmer and an old ri-flilena of that Kunlun of Dane County, nlurtea for the Centennial Exposition yesterday. manner In which Itu and lilk whole famlly-ln all eight persona—uru traveling is akin to the day. I’? n f?*'I fcr ?i 1,0 P ro P oßl, '» to travel to i hiludeiphlu In light wagona, and to make the lourney as pU-anant us iio.hll.lu, he ordered two light taring vehicle., each drawn by a span of sprightly mustang ponies. Ho al.o lakes along an extra horde, to tie u»ed in case of emergency. One of the wagon, convey, the family, and the other provisions and bedding. Eu.y camp-chair*, In* .lead of comiuou acuta, are provided fur the family in the wagon. Mr. Soule has a driver for one of his teams, and takes charge of lh« other himself, 1I« has also a good tent, which hu will pm up fur lodging In each night. Ills outtU Is complete, and (he.eutlru family anticipate taking a good deal of comfort on their journey eastward. After seeing the Centennial he proposes to drive to Maine, hit former homo, and spend several weeks, and return to Wisconsin lute in (ho full. Thu Latest " Mode Uu Paris." .\>ic York A'renfng /War. AUhouch It is said that the *• Drains" of tbe Isle New York King, Mr. Peter D. Sweeney, has mads Paris his home since ho shook off the dust of his feci at the treshnldof our city, tbe French Capital docs not seem to have adopted his financial system. Twit city has now u surplus of lU. 000,000 francs remaining from Its budget for 1675. Of this sum S. 000,000 are to bo credited to tbe revenue from gas, and 11,000,000 to the receipts from hull* and market*. CENTENNIAL. The Concerts of Theodore Thomas a Financial Failure. Beautiful Specimens of French China-Ware, Two Gigantic Porcelain Vasco, Hopre seating 1776 and 1870, and Cost ing $20,000. Tho Snndwicli-lolnndo Coiilbit-.-A I)is ustrons Itcc-Spornlnllou In Hawaii. Tho Orange Preo State, and Its Specimens of Diamonds in tho Bough, YESTERDAY'S NOTES. OTI.MOIin’S SI.AM-TI-.no. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Philadelphia, May 2y.—Gilmore, of jubilee fame, has been placed In churgu of tbo musical part of tbo programme for the Fourth of July celebration In this'city. Arrangements arc to bo made on n grand scale, and there will be choruses os large us ever were attempted at Boston. Alt the effect* of enimon, anvils, and other appliances will bo introduced. THEODORE THOMAS. The concerts of Theodore Thomas, which were inaugurated about n month ago at the Ed win Forrest .Mansion, have not proven tho sue revs which the malingers had desired. The place where they have been held Is too far removed from the centre of the city. At tlrst they were tolerably well attended, but gradually the crowd full otT till, during tho past week, the attendance averaged scarcely more than got) each night. Saturday even ing the musicians composing the orchestra -truck, refusing to piny without pay, and, consequently, no concert was held. It is not decided yet whether to coutlnue tho concerts or not, FROM THU (JURAT KINO OP SIAM. The Siamese Ambassadors to the Centennial Ex* hlbltiun left Bangkok on the 15lh of May, bourn) for Philadelphia. They intend passing through the Empire of Japan, and will arrive at San Fran cisco by a Pacific Mall steamer. (Jen. Partridge, American Consul General, left with the Amba«sa dors, and Intends making a visit (o the Exhibition. This Is the first time that Slam has been represent ed otllciolly at any world’s fair. Tin; khuit aUN arrived on the grounds yesterday, ami to-day men are engaged in placid!; the monster In its position In Machinery Hull. It will be stationed near the southeast entrance, and It required most powerful derricks to take It oif the trucks. The door of Machinery Hall had to be taken up, and plank of the heaviest kind used Instead. I’ItESBNT »ATU»T)AV. The total number of admissions on Saturday was 27.710. Of these 20,001 paid cash, exhibitors 7,U7U, and complimentary SU). EXPOSITION-NOTES. lYon i Our Oicn Correspondent. PniLADBLPniA, May 20.—1 tls said that two thirds of all the French chltm-wnrc now manu factured is sold In tin! United States. The state ment In a little startling when one considers that France is the home of ceramics,—that more of this doss of goods is made, and of a better qual ity, in that country than in Germany and En gland. Taking the truth of the statement for grunted,—and 1 have no reason to doubt the word of my informant, who is n lending French manufacturer,—dues It nut Indicate strongly the advance that our middle classes are making In culture and artistic taste 1 Tenor fifteen years ago, elilna wad ft rarer article on the tables of the wealthy than silver, and, whenevcrdlsplnycd, its old-fusliioncd shape and dingy hue proclaimed it at once as an heirloom. To-duy the exquisitely tinted porcelain of Limoges or Vlerzon is found in the villages of Wisconsin and Illinois. Considering the great and Increasing demand for this kind of goods In the American market, it Is not surprising that the French manufactur ers have sent large exhibits to the Centennial, In cluding soinoof the finest specimens ever produc ed. The display In many of its features Is un paralleled; certainly Micro was nothing like It In Vienna. Whether the art has progressed so decidedly In threeyears,orwhethcrtheporcclain makers did nut care to send their choicest wares to the Exhibition of 1873, I da not know, though Inclining to the latter opinion. The exhibits here are arranged near the rotunda of the Main Building, at the beginning of the French department as one cemcsnp from the main en trance. Half-a-dozen firms are represented, and thoirspace occupies nearly 100 square feet. China-ware, plain anti decorated. In exhibited by a Parisian firm having factories nt Limoges and Vior/on. In examining tliu collection, one is struck with the uniformity of color which prevails throughout all thu pieces, Not that they are more transparent than other French wares, nor that their decorations nro more artistic; but the inhere ut tint of thu china Itself is so evenly distributed ns to call forth the admiration of the beholder. A close in spection of a lea-set will generally reveal the fuel that one piece is a trifle less purs in Us whiteness than another. Of course, the difference is not so marked us to he noticeable unless carefully com pared. Vet that such a difference exists in nearly all the china-sets. Is true. The reason for Its nut being found In theso specimens Is, that the Arm— ho 1 am Informed—use wood Instead of bituminous coal in their furnaces. In a very pretty dinner-set that I noticed, the plates had their rims grunnd down almost to am zor-edge. The only ornamentation consisted of a narrow band of gold-tracery on the outer circum ference. Pusslngto the specimens that were more profusely decorated, 1 noticed a pair of vases standing about 15 Inches high. These were ground ed in azure,— the bowl, or widest part of the vase, having u single wild-flower painted upon Its sur face. In holding the vase up to the light, ono could see the lingers of his hand through both thicknesses of Us sides. The pair was valued nt §175. The newest stylo of decoration Is that In which the body of the vase Is covered with plutlna, —the figures, or flowers, or gilding, being laid over this coaling. There were also some delicate tea cups, almost ns thin us paper, with u pink lining. Tlio factory at Vierzun molds tho porcelain, while the decoration Is dune ut Limoges. The ma terial from which the fairy structures are made Is kaolin, or china-clay, with on admixture of a few chemicals. Thu glare comes from feldspar. The French manufacturers claim a superiority over the English In their process of glaring. They heal the biscuit, or body, Ju»t eiiungU to retain thu glare, which is then put on, and the lire Is heated I.gQO times holler. This process, it Is claimed, so thoroughly unites the substances (hat It is Impos sible fur tm> porcelain ever afterward to erase, or separate. The Vleiron factory has four furnaces In con stant operation. In making a piece of china, a plaster curl Is first prepared for iw ns a mold. In this mold the kaolin Is poured, and the cast Is then placed In the kiln, where It remains thirty-six hours. It is then taken oat and allowed to cool to (he consistency of clmlk. Then it Is taken unt of the mold and put in the hands of a skilled work man, who goes over it with a knllc, carefully carv ing the rough sketch into perfect proportions. 'Phis Is a totally seoaruto process from the molding, and requires fur finer workmanship. Unu-thlrd of tlio pieces are spoiled either In molding or carving. At Limoges, thocrystul-poreeluln Is given to on artist lor decoration. Fur the finer work, fre quontly the very best and must celebrated palmers are employed. The simple processes, however, are dune by skilled workmen, doable-gilding Is ono of these. It Is accomplished by tracing on the vase, or plate, with a pen dipped In molten gold. This gives the dellcnto gilt leaves, and vines, and other devices, which are found so frequently on this ware. If the outside of a vase Is to ho gilded completely, us sometimes happens, the molten gold Is laid on the surface with a bru-li, and then polish ed with blood-slums, (iround-laylnglslbe placing on of a certain color uniformly over Hie entire sur face. This is done by beating the vu*c, laying on It a coaling of mutllug*, and then sprinkling over this a curluiu-colured powder. Workmen in this brunch of the manufacture are inadequately paid. It requires great patience and ■kill. They earn from 5-to IT 5(1 a day, jdulders are paid by the piece. Of course, If an artist of reputation is employed to paint a picture or a vase, he cumuumda his own price. Jules llonry, of the Boulevard do Strasbourg, has on exceedingly rich exhibit of porcelains and /u itnrei. Ilu dues not limit himself to the nroduc liuu of china-ware, but manufactures fanciful and artistic furnishings of all sorts, homo of his vases, however, are remarkable. There Is one pair, of JUualttanei style, having the atrange combination of serpents ami human beads, and foliage and flowers peculiar to that fashion. They are about hO inches In height. The best niece of imrcelaln-pninling that he has is found in a chandelier-pedestal, ami represents u rural landscape. U was executed by bomounier. .Thu valuuof tbe pair Is S7MI. Sumo of his pear-wood cabinets, inlaid wilh porcelain, are unexcelled for fine furniture. I noticed also several huge vaecs iu which the figures are brought out In relief, accord ing to tbe prevailing atyle for cumbrous articles. Tbe female beads aud symbolical representations are la better taste than such pieces usually are. Mr. Uoury, being an artist blmself, baa too much til the oriuticinuUu to countenance sucU tmicbvd work as Ik put forth prominently In tho German ami English department*. The real masterpieces of porcelain-work are yet to bo described. They aro a pair of gigantic vness wrought In Hip factory nf llnvllnnu .t Co., nt Limoges. They were only unpacked from their cases yesterday. iiml are still slundhig nmhl a sea of debris, over which they tower like promontories. These magnificent pieces of sculpture—for there is an enormoiie amount of carving on them—re quired eighteen months fur completion. They aro allegorical in their decorations, which were de signed by lltiicquemond uml carted by Deloplafi die.—both celebrated in the world of art. One represents 1776. and the other IK«(I. Allbobnsu of the former the carvings and colonies are made to convey an Idea of ilisordernnd chaos. washlngof strong waves against tlie heueh. clouds, and gloom. These, of cour«e, nro In relief. Over lids la a row of miniature cannon, al-oin relief, modeled after the instruments in usu during the llevolu lionary War. Higher up ore sprays of wild times and forest. Indfcutlvcof Inugeiiprally-iinciiltlvulcd state of the country nt that period. Tim vase is surmounted with n dome, whose azure surface is snrlnkled with stars. On tin l summit, Just in front of the dome, is a hust of Washington. This rep* resents him ns he looked in tho yoar 1770. not as lie appears In the bust which wo generally see, and is copied accurately from the one presented by Washington himself to Lafayette. On each side of this Is a figure.— on* representing War, blowingn trumpet; the other. Victory, holding forth tho laurel. On the front of the vase, below the bust of Washington. aro Inscribed in gilt letters the names of the signers of the Declaration of Hide* uendemre. Still further down In the familiar dou lile-engle. the second vase represents 1870, where there Is the era of peace. At the huso are heaped bnplc incuts of industry, and various fruits, such us cranes, apples, pears, wheat, corn, etc.—all per fectly carved In relief, and appropriately colored. Tho body of the vase Is decorated similar to the other, except that the tinmen Inscribed nt the tup are those of the Presidents. At the summit is u hu«t representing America, —the other (lan res being ns before. All the material In Hicso vases Is por celain. including Hie busts. Their height Is DJ feet, and their cost&O, QUO. G. E. W. CENTENNIAL jottings, TUB SANDWICH ISLANDS—WHAT THRV HAVE ON EXHIBITION—VOLCANIC SPECIMENS AND TUB VOLCANO—A LOSING SPECULATION—-TUB VAN KKR AND THK BEKS—TUB OHANOK FIHIU STATE AND ITS EXHIBIT— ROUGH DIAMONDS THOM AFRICA. Special Carre.tpnntlenee cf The Tribune. Pbilaublphi.*, Mny 25,—'To-any I Imvo been looking nt ft couple o( small exhibits of small countries, but though diminutive In extout mid origin, tlicy are by no means lacking in intercut. As 1 was passing along the rear of the yet tin* finished pavilion of Tunis, 1 beard some ono singing: It’s n way we Imvo in the Islands, It's Hawaii wo Imvo In the Islands, It's Owyhee we have In the Inland"; and so I went that way to find what It nil waa about. Passing mi ornamented doorway, Hanked by glass windows with show-cases In them, I found myself in the exhibit of the Iluwaiilau Islands, better known to thu most of us us the Sandwich Islands. Wo entertained their King nearly two years ogo, ami treated him so well and eo often that ho was glad to go home and stay there. He was a good fellow, that Kalnknna, and every inch a King. Ho was one of the first to accept the invitation to take part hi our Exhibition, and his little kingdom of (10,000 inhabitants makes n very pretty exhibit. The first thing to catch the eye as one enters the place Is a pair of tables standing In the middle of the floor. They are circular, and os pretty as they arc round, and that is saying a great deal. (They arc not deal, but of a much harder wood.) One of them Is a sort of wood* mosaic, like a chessboard struck by lightuiug; Hie other is made of a sort of mahogany, ami only two pieces ore used to form the entire table. There la a good collection of stufTcd birds In eases, most of them of gorgeous plum age, like tropical birds hi general; and there is a lino array of feathers, that evidently make fine birds, according to the old adage. Near these feathers there is a lot of VOLCANIC HOCKS, prettily arranged in eases, ami they show a great variety. The Sandwich Islands have the boss-volcano of the globe,—a volcano with a crater 10 miles in circumference, and that gets up eruptions cnongh to scare a Kentuckian out of his boots. When they have an eruption, the natives get around and give their whole mind to it; and it frequently swallows and burns up a few hundred of them, Just to convince them that the mountain can’t be fooled with. They couldn’t bring the mountain here, ami so they brought samples of It, which will answer our purpoeo Just as well. Sulphur lias a prominent place among these samples, and the specimens presented tiro of a fine qnntlty. Properly ex ploited, the sulphur mines of the Sandwich Islands ought to moke the basis of enough gunpow der to kill all the Inhabitants of the globe, and then have a few million tons to spare. Pome of these volcanic rocks have curious shapes, particu larly the lava, which Is turned and twisted in nil sorts of directions at ante. One piece presents the appearance of a lot of fish wound and twisted to gether, and, at first glance, I certainly thought that line of the projections was an unhappy perch which hud been suddenly petrified. Ono of the great produls of the Islands la SUOAIt. and they nro able (o undersell the West India and other sugars, In the markets that border the Pacific Ocean. .More than ten years ago, the sugars from the Sandwich and the Society Islands drove the West India article out of the San Francisco mar ket, mid took complete control of It. They have since done the same with (.'bins and Australia, and have found their way, I believe, to England and other countries. The samples of sugar that they exhibit here are very attractive, and 1 could readily believo what was told to mo of the remarkable purity of the unrefined article. Some of the stalks of the sugar-cane are exhibited, and they surpass In size anything I ever saw from unr Southern States or thu West Indies Side by side with the sugars are kegs and boxes of codec and rice. These articles are extensively cultivated in the Islands, but loss so. I believe, than thu sugars, and they are also found less profitable. A gentleman who has traveled much In thu Pacific Islands pro dints Hint, before the end of Hie century, most of tbo sugar of the world will come from there, ex cept In cases wherein Iho home-product Is protect- , ud by heavy’ duties. Mere Is something for the Free-Traders and Protectionists to talk about, and grow red in the face In presenting the pros and tbo cons of the argument. Some samples of nucoannt-wood were shown, but they are neither extensive nor wrought Into beau tiful shapes. The cocoa-tree Imi a tough, coarse fibre, wnlch adapts It to the heavier parts of a building, but docs not admit of a tine finish. A very pretty ehow-cuse is the one containing COU.VI.S, some of them Quito large, and presenting a great variety of roots, stems, and branches. The coral Insect Is an industrious fellow, who doesn’t bother his head about on eight-hour law, und never holds Granger meetings, nor demands that the Exhibi tion shall bo open on Sunday. He begins bis work tut so*m os ho Is born, and docs nut stop till he dies. No vacations, no Sundays off, no sprees, and no strikes,—a steady round of work, with no let up. No wonder ho has accomplished so much hi the few millions of years his numerous family has been employed; ho has built up whole Islands, and formed (hoiisauds of dangerous reefs, on which ninny a good ship bus been dashed to pieces, and many a sailor has met his death. (Juu trouble with the work of the coral Insect Is, that It is constantly changing, so that no ponnnnont chart can he made of the Tropical portions of thu I'adilc. Saddles on the Mexican plan ore exhibited, oml the workmanship Is no discredit to the makers. There Is a flue collection of sea and land shells; and there were some beautiful ferns from the muuntalnnuH jutrts of the islands. A curious plant, of a silvery color, and with u great number of spikes like knlfo-bludcs, hangs in a basket, ami looks, a UUle wav otf, like n combination of wasp's nest and second-hond tooth-brush-bundles, i was told that It was called “the -Silverbword, '* and that It was fur more ornamental than useful. Sotno calabashes and driokimf-guurds, painted ami carved ontliu outside, are exhibited,—some of them of creat site, amt said to have belonged to Queen Ktimia. There U a specimen of the ramie plant, and another and belter production of the same class; and there Is a very pretty cloak made from the lining of the burk of TUB UUUAD-FUUIT-THKB. This bread-frnit-treu Is a wonderful thing in Its wav. It furnishes a man with food, clothes,drink, and lodging, and dues the same for his family ami his neighbors and friends, lie has only to climb the tree and supply himself with loaves, ami, if he is careful about the selection of his orchard, he can have nearly as much variety as in u well regulated bakery. A good orchard for a family should have one tree producing plain bread, another that grows only Huston brown-bread, another that coniines itself to sponge-cake, another for ginger bread, and another (or apple or inluce-pTcs. A pork- and-beaus-tree Is also desirable, and so Is one lor sausages, and one for ham and eggs. Former ly the natives were content with the plain bread- Iruit-Uvp, but since they have become civilized and enjoyed the advantages of Intercourse with Missionaries and tbe crews of whaling-ships, their wants Ituvo Increased. The simple bread-fruit tree Is nut enough fur them, and 1 shouldn’t bo sur prised to bear of their planting trees that would produce nothing but uuall on toast, or roast turkey with savory slulUng. When a people have contract ed the desires and diseases of civilisation, youcau't Urll where limy will stop. There Is some very pretty work hi the arrow-root plant, and there l» some handsome plaiting with burk and grasses. There is u collection of school hooks in tne Hawaiian language, and the specimens of priming are very creditable, Thu school system of the islands Is nut very fur advanced, and the wealthy Inhabitant* send their children away to be educated. ItU unfortunate that they could not send us A BAUPLB OIT TUBIR CLIMATB, and set it up here where all could see ami enjoy it. Tbs cUu&tt la said lo bs ons of Uis finest la tbe world, nncl lo vary but Hlllo from year's end lo your'ii mil. Flowers hbmtn during every month, and. altogether. tin* seasons seem to resolve them selves Into a per|M-nm) summer. I have heard a story of an American who was out at the Islands, niiil conceived iho brilliant Idea of Importing n lot of tioncv bee*. and thereby making msctornal for tune. The bm's would work all Iho year round, and. ns dowers were very abundant. they could gailier imien mote honey In a Riven lime limn hi New England. Nunc of It would bo ret|nlrcd for tln lr support, And be figured out h profit of 100 per cent a year on Ms Investment. So lie wont to lion ton, bought 100 vve||-sto>ked hee-hlvc«. ]ml them on n shin. nod started fur Honolulu. After much tribulation lie reached hie destination. Tim lu-en wore continually getting out nod sling ing the sallots. nh,l he hail hard work to prevent them from throwing hi* freight over board. It Isn't pleasant to In* supcrcargonver n lot of been, and the speculator generally hod one eye In a sling. and sometimes both his peepers were no stung and mvolKm* that ho couldn't nee. . hut the iikki noi.i) him out In n very short time, ns soon ns time had rend tip (ho Jilstor* and preuluvritle* of the Islands. When they were first let loose they went at it like nn Irishman digging n well hy the Joh, and hi two months they had every hive full of honey. Then ho turned them into empty hives, uml they worked away in props .‘•ation for winter. Hut winter didn't come, nnd they tilled for the second time tin* hives where they wen* lodging. Hut. before they got the third hive full, they began to smell a rat, ami one line morn ing the whole caboodle of them struck and sent n delegation lo Ibo boss. The Chairman of the dele gation was a solemn old hull-bee, mid ho c ame out la his hes| clothes, mid stood up ns dignlia-d as a telegraph-pole when he came Into his chief's pres ence. ' • Look ’here, old fellow,” said he, “wo don't make no more honey for you no how. There ain't no winter down here, mid what’s the use foolin’ -nvvay your time vvorkln' when we might lie gatin’ drunk or (linkin' love to the heifer-beea. Vourgame won't work, nml no more will we. You brought us down here lo make a fortune nut of ns. lint we’ve dropped to It, mol we ll see you drowned In honey first before vvo’ll make anotherdron. ” The master tried to argue with them, hut It was no u«e. They wouldn't go lo work, because they saw no earthly reason for doing so. They could co out In the morning nnd gel their breakfasts, later on they could dine, and Inter they could sup, and nil without costing them a cent, or any more rlfm-t than dying Into u dower and sucking up the honey. THEY PINAI.bY AOHKKH, In consideration of a complete netjultlnnrn of nil responsibility, nml that good feeling might exist for the future, to go to their homes and resume work a day or two, hi order that their owner might sell them out to somebody, under the pretense that Important famliy-atTalra compelled Ids Immediate departure for Amorim. He found a speculator freshly arrived, showed to him Iho honey tlma far made, exhibited the bees hard at work, anti told a glowing story about the profits to bo made. The stranger bit at the olTer. and nnid a handsome price for the lot. Tho Yankee sailed (hut afternoon on tho hark Ooldou (late. Capt. C. M. Scnmiuon, nml ten days later was In San Francisco. The next morning the Imes were up early, and went o(I in couples to have a good time. They broke up their swarms nnd scat tered around promiscuously, and, when tho new owner went lo look at his hives*, he found not a single bee there, am] on the door of every dwelling there was a Ifctic placard bearing only theso words, “To Let.” And* those bees have never done a stroke of work since that time. >ow, If any ono doubts this story, lot him con sider the proofs. I heard It yearn ago In Sun Francisco, and I have aeon the bark Golden Gate. Cupl. Snunmon Is nti old fnend of mine, and knows the Pacific Ocean ns “the gal know her dud." What inure do you want i Tim OItANOB PHIJR BTATR has an exhibit not far from that of the Sandwich Islands. Jt U small, hut pretty; and, when wc re member that a great many among ns never heard of (his country, ami that it con tains only 100,000 Inhabitant* altogether, wo must admit that It has made u very creditable display. The Orange Free State Is a Dutch settlement In South Africa, to the weal of Natal. It Isa Re public, and ban a President and Legislature, anti a Government-machinery generally, that works very well, The chief business of the country Is grazing and agriculture, and It* chief exports are wool and hides. Great fortunes have been made there In wool, and it forms the wealth of the country. In examining the exhibit in tho main building, you discover at oucu the prominence of tho wool-trade. There is a model wagon, laden with miniature bales, to show the mode of transportation; and there are several cases filled with samples of wool. Some of them arc very fine; and the statement made by the exhibitor, that the wool commands n high price, is readily received. There Is a fine dis play of ostrich-feathers; and there ore three or four cases filled with birds of very brilliant plum age. Aby no means Insignificant piece of work la tbo way in which the birds are ar ranged upon trees and bushes adorned with artificial leaves and (lowers. There Is on ex tensive collection Interesting to an entomologist; and among the lot of beetles and bugs there are two or throe scorpions with wicked-looking tails. There Is ono case filled with butlcrfiles and kindred insects, some of them with bright wings, hut tho most of them rather sombre In color. Sections of an ollvo-trcu 2 feet In diameter were shown mo. and the exhibitor In charge told mo that they had Immense forests of that wood. Tho coat-of-arms of the Orange Free Shite bears an olivo-treu In the centre, to show its Importance: and near the tree there Is a Hon, who Is supposed to make things lively for the settlers. There is a fine pair of tusks, which wore once carried free of charge by on ele phant; and there are samples of coal ana leather, —the latter including a fine net of harness. Native work is represented by some basket* woven of grass, and capable of holding water; and there are some odds and ends of carving and other things made by native hands. SPECIMENS OP ROtJOII DIAMONDS are shown In a cnee in tiic centre of the room. —one of them weighing no less than 84 carats. Tho most Important part of the South-African diamond fields Is in the Orange Free Slate; hut these fields ore now pretty nearly exhausted, though they are still worked in some quarters. They furnished so many diamonds for a few years that they brought ruin lo a great many diamond-merchants, and caused great consternation in tho trade. Most of these diamonds are known ns “off color:" and this Is particularly the case with the larger ones, which almost invariably have a yellowish tinge, more or less pronounced, w hich greatly reduces their value. Tho State bn* had considerable trouble with Its neighbors 'on account of tho diamond-fields, and the difficulties are not alto gether over at the present lime. Tho Republic is only twenty years old, and is therefore still in Rs minority. Great things can hardly be expected of ft; it bus certainly done well, and made a very handsome exhibit for u country so young. Three chccn for the Orange Free bUtc; llltil Hip I Hur rah I _ T. W. K. THEODORE TILTON. 7b Me Editor of The Tribune. Meadviu.k, Pa., May 27. Because Theodore Tilton, in liLs lecture at thU place, eulogized Ahro* ham Lincoln ami John Drown, the Dourhon do* meat In thin community was severe on him in the extreme. The Craw/ord Democrat started the con* tcmptiblo falsehood that ho was intoxicated, which wan eagerly caught up by the Cleveland Leader anA other papers who “net out with the theory" that Ueecher was a saint, and won't bo convinced to the contrary. Mr. Tilton did not touch, taste, or handle intoxicating drinks while in Meadvillo, which fact can be abundantly established by a number of our most respectable citizens who were constantly—some of them—ln ids company during bln brief star in our city. If the Wellington story were Investigated U would probably turn out also a mean and contemptible hoax, as it most certainly was bore, to call It by no harsher name. Devil*llis*Dob. FOR THE GREAT SAN JUAN MINES I The old Pioneer Line, the Kansas Pacific Hallway, is your route! I Express trains leave Kansas City and Leaven* worth every morning upon arrival of Urn great through trains from the East and South, reach Den ver next afternoon ul 2 o'clock, and make close connection with express trains of the Denver A Rio Grande Railway, —the only line to tho San Juan country. Dy taking the Kansas Pacific Railway therefor, you pass through Denver and Colorado springs en route, have choice of seats on the only through train to San .Juan, and you arrive at Cucharas, El Moro, Del Norte, Silvcrton, Lake City, aud all principal nolnu In the groat bun Juan country as quickly and fur tho same money as by less favored routes. The Kansas I’aclilc Railway Is the only line ran* ning any through curs and Pullman sleepers to Hen* vcrl And remember it guarantees Che lowest rates and best time attainable Coal) the San Juan conn* try I Ask fur through tickets by the Kansas Puclllc Hallway ut any Chicago ticket oiUeo. Hound trip tickets ut greully reduced rales. IT IS A POSITIVE FACT, SIR I that all kinds of furniture can be bought for cosh at retail of Holton «b Hildreth, wholesale dealers, Noe. and 227 State street, at a saving of from 15 to 20 per coni. SEEING IS BELIEVING. IMidlea who do not use the fragrant will compare teeth with wh« do they will see In an Instant more reasons for adpotmg it than cun be composed Into a newspaper paragraph. SILKS. Now open, a full line of colored dress silks at DO cents and |l, which Is about half their coil to im port. Purdrldge'e, Nos. 114 and 11U.8UU street. NEW DESIGNS IN LAMBREQUINS. Scarcely a lady gueainto the paper-hanging and bedding bouse of llllgur, Jenkins Jk Faxon, Nos. 220 and 231 Stale street, but greatly admires their lace curtains, lambrequins, cornices, etc. 1) BATHS. FOHHYTll—Chicago, May 28. 1870. at No. 3 Gruveiand Park, Abigail C., wife of Janies For syth, in her WHb year. Funeral services at her late residence Tuesday, May 30, at 11 o'clock u. m. Carnage* to Hunebill. gSTOgdeusburg (N. Y.) papers please copy. McKEE—Georgia, infant ton of George Ward and Alice U. McKee, at their residence, No. 0 Wclllngton-placo, Kenwood. RICHMOND—At 8 o'clock Monday morning, of dropty, W. T. Richmond, aged &3. Fuacnl tUU iXuuiUy) wonting at 10 a. m., fn'’K* ldcnC ° ,Nl> ‘ 117 North BheUlon-it. Friendi PUCK— Mat 20, of mehro-splnsl menlncin. Infant non of Fcrd. W. and Tllfo Hpaldlngffl Aped 4 mnnthn. * K 1 tc k MKIDUNIIArniI-In thin city, MbtSR q-u,. youngest son of Helmlt nml Maggie McWl-mlm. , ailed f. yearn 8 months nml 7 days. niLUlL “l'nucr Ptmeral from id!) West Madlson-st. to-dny ik noth hint., ntl o’clock o. u. t to Ifoßchlll (Viliu tcry hy carriages. 11 1 C|,lu roi.mcAl* annouivoiini ilvi'n," TWELFTH WARD. " The Republican f’lnh of the Twelfth Ward t*n meet thin evening nl 8 o’clock At Owsley'* Hall, 11 AUCTItIN SAM’S, Uy WM. A, nUTTICHS & co 7 Auctioneers, 118 nnd 120 Wnbash-av. ' PBI7ATE AUCTION SALS. The entire furniture, bedding, etc., of a nrh-m. boarding-house will he sold Tuesday, Mavrin 1, lilt South Clliilnn-st. WM. A. IM’TTKIIH j-,, SPECIAL SALE." 1 Fine Family Carriage, 2 Full Loathor-Top Buggies, 2 Full Loathor-Top Phaotona, 3 Open Buggies, 1 Democrat wagon, 2 seats, 2 Express Wagons, 5 Sots Single Buirgy Harnosa, 2 Sots Singlo & Double Express do WEDNESDAY MOHNINU, Mnydi), ot lOo’clork' at nutters & Co.’s Salesrooms, IIS and 120 \v a ’ bash-nv. WM. A. MUTTERS A CO., Auctioneers. Continued Sale Of Strickland's nird Slock, at 1312 West Madl«nn. sb, Wednesday morning, May 31, at 10 o'clock The sale will commence with the large variety nl Poultry nml Pigeons and continue until nil'll,. Birds arc sold, Wh. A. MUTTERS A CO.. Auctioneers. butters * co.’.s regular trade sack' STAPLE & FANCY DM (HOODS, Regular Made Clotting, FnrnlsMng Goods, Straw Goods, Hats, Gaps, Boots and Sboca THURSDAY MORNING, June l.al OtBO o’clock al their Auction Rooms, 118 and liio Wabasii-nv, SALE. ENTIRE OUTFIT Of the Coalyard of AHRENS & BEHRENS, Bankrupts, No. 2UU West Van Buren-Hl., FRIDAY MORNING. JUNE 2, nt 10 o’clock. floven Horses, 4 Double Wagons. I Single Wagons 1 Buggy. «** Double Harness, BsetsSlnule llarl ness, 1 Buggy Harness, Ofilco Building. Office Far. nlture, Platform Scale, Frame Stable and Sited, lot Blabs, Curdwnod, Coal. etc., do. Also nt same time ami place, the following prop, eriy belonging lo the estate nf NELSON -DUOS. & BARllYAT,Bankrupts. Three Horses, II llimhlo Wagon**. 2 Single Wag. ons. 1 Cart, 1 Top lluggv. fi sets Harness. By order of ROUT. K. JKNKINB, Assignee. WM. A. BUTTERS A CO., Auctioneers. By G. P. GOUU & CO., 08 and TO-Walmsh-av. DRY GOODS. Large ami very attractive sale of choice seasona ble goods. TUESDAY MORNING, MAY HO, at 0:00 o’clock. We shall offer new lines Men’s. Roys’, and Youths' custom-made seasonable clothing. Also new Hues Dress Goods, Poplins, Dohcges. Plaids, fine all-wool Shawls, etc. 800 pieces Oros Grain Ribbons, fine fancy Cns«l meres In patterns, large and elegant lino Kid Gloves In ladles’ and gems' wear. Bun Umbrellas ami Parasols, Millinery and Straw Goods, Hats and Caps, Hosiery, Gcnt* r white anil fancy Dress Shirts, large lines of Fans, full lines of Linens, entire new lines Gents’ Suspenders. Shirtings. Fancy Cass., Coltonades, Jeans, etc. Large lino Black Alpacas, Table and Pocket Cut. lery and Plated Goods. Toilet Soaps, Wallcti, Brushes, Notions, etc. CARPETS. Large snedlnl sale 100 rolls Carpetings atll o’clock. The attention of dealers Is called to tbt GKO. P. GORE 08 and 70 Wabash-av. OTJE AUCTION SALE OP Boots,Slio6S&Slipp6rs Of WEDNESDAY, Moy 31, at OK a. m., will bo UNEQUALBD In QUALITY and VARIETY, an examination of which la so. United. QEO. P. GORE & CO.. OS & 70 Wabaah-ay. On THUBSDAT, Juno 1, at 11 o'clock. To close without reserve, 25 Carriages. Open and Top Daggles, Phaetons. Slac-liar Komi Wagons, Democrat Wagon*, and Harnesses. G. P. GORE & CO., Auctioneers. On Thursday, Juno 1, at 9:30 o'clock. Wo nro constantly receiving car loads of Knrnltiiro Dealers and consumers will find it to their advan tage to attend our wiles of PAULOU, CHAMBER, LIBRARY, DINING' DOOM, AND KITCIIUN' FURNITURE, • Lounges, Mirror*, Parlor ami Office Desks, Plated oml Walnut Frmno Show Canon, Carpels. Refrig crnlorn. Ico Chentn, Ac. An elegant Plano and Parlor Organ, without reserve, nt 11 o'clock. (1. P. OOltK A CO.. Auctioneers. vßy BLISON, BOMISUOY & CO., Auctioneers, 84 and 80 Uandolph-sU For TUESDAY Morning. May 30, at 0:30 nVl'k, SPECIAL PORHITDEE SALE AT ODE STORES, New Parlor, Chamber, and Dining-room FL’II NITURE. Carnets, Cook Stoves, Ice-chests, (Jen* oral Housekeeping Gooks. 100 packages Uruuud Spices to tho trade. ELISON, POMEROY A CO.. Chattel Mortgage Sale -AT A-TTOTIOTsT. OENT'B FANCY TEAM, at Cooper's Livery Sta ble, 4Monroc-«t., Tuesday, May 110, at 12 o'clock noon. One Chestnut Mare, one Chestnut Horse, one light Road Wagon. Sold by order of Mortgagee. KLISON, POMEROY A CO., Auctioneers.^ By S. N. FOWUilt & CO.. Auctioneers, 274 and 27(1 East Madlaon-sU WEDNESDAY. MAY HI. AT 0:30 A. M., At our large Warcromns, the largest and most com plete Hue of Second-Hand FURNITURE offered by any house this season, ‘the contents ol a West bide HOTEL, and a large Hoarding-Home of SEVENTEEN HOOMS, all of which have been removed to our store for convenience of sale. The intention o( dealers I* called to this aale, as it la FREE anil positive. SPECIAL SALE ON TUESDAY MOUNIMUIAY 30, AT 10 O’CLOCK. A GENERAL LINE OP HOUSEHOLD GOODS, Consisting of UruAsels, 3-Ply and Ingroin Carpel'. Parlor, Hlnlng.SiUing-room, Kitchen, and Laundr* Furniture, the wholo to be sold without reserve. Look out for bargains. \vm. f. nonoES&co., Anctluuecw. U(I2 West Laku-st. By JAS. P. McNAMAKA & CO. 117 WubasU-av., N. W. cor. Madisoa-st. 3,700 CASES BOOTS AND SHOES AT AUCTION, Tuesday Morniiiff, May 30. at 0:110 o'clock. .IAS, p. McNAMAHA A Cl).. Auctioneers. HAUVC'AUHIK _ n A mo "cAHUiAOKS, -i wheels, H..W, I B SI HI WJ worth $7, up to the lineit made KIIK V «t dend for HI. Cals- HIM HI I loguo. EXPOSITION UAZAAJt, UflU I 20i) W. Uftdloon-sL, corUreem CON IIXTIU.NEH V, A ■ B inill CELKUHATKD throughout H B H 818 H H mu the Union—expressed to oil tinner. ('lileaeo. PIIOILSSIUIVAI, I ■ mm AND FISTULA positively cured Hill ■ ■without pain ortheuseofknlfe. pv|B b ligature, or caustic. A tiUito i || ■ ■ ■CUKEOII NO PAY. Consults- I Huns free. Hr. J.U.C.Puauri. 107 * ItlUiUdUfljfM. t CU«** & CO.

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