Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 2, 1876, Page 4

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 2, 1876 Page 4
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4 TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. PATABLI IN ADVANCE—POSTAGE PREPAID AT Tina officii. Dally Edition, poatpald. l year I’arta of year attain* rate Mailed to any addrett four week* for Sunday Edition: Literary and llellßlous Double TrDWcckly,* postpaid, *1 year y * w> Tarla of year at tame rale. WBRKI.T BUITION, POPTI’Ain. Pnepopr. ppr •^! guhof flte, pcfcopy ■ ....... live, pci ...... lubof twenty, per copy The pottage im»cenla a year, which wc will prepay. Specimen coplea aent free. To prevent delay ami mlttnltr*. he wire nnd Rive Pott- Office addreta In full, Ineludlns Slate and County. Remittance* may be made either by draft, express, Voit-Offlca order, or In registered letter*, at our risk. VERMS TO CITT SUBSCRIBERS. Dally, delivered, Sunday excepted. V> cent* per week. Pally, delivered, Sunday Included. 30 cent* per week Adrireu TIIK TUIRUNE COMPANT. Comer Madl*onand I)carborn-it»., Chicago, 111. amusements. Ilnotry’n Theatre. Randolph street, between Clark and LaSalle. " Roto Ulcbel.'' New Chicago Theatre. Clark atreet, between Randolph and Lake. Hoolcya* Mlnitrela. Wond'i Museum. Monroe utreet, between DcarlKim and State. After noon: “Chimney Corner" and “Loon of ft Lover. Evening: Fr»nk E. Aiken In *'Tho Tlckot-of-Lcave SOCIETY MEETINGS. ORIENTAL LODGE NO. M A. F. AND A. M.-IIaII LaSalle at. Slated communication thl* i Friday) evening at 7Ko’clock for imslnea* of Itn jurtnneeto membera. A full and prompt attendance lircquciled. Dy order of the W.M. E. N. TUCKER. Secretary. FIIIDAY, JUNE 2, 1876. Greenbacks at the Now York Gold Ex change yesterday closed at 88^. The public debt, according to the ofilcial itatemont, was reduced $4,617,615 during the month of May, It is understood that the decision of the Circuit Judges in tbo Mayoralty quo war ranto case will bo announced next Monday. Ex-Comptroller Hayes was yesterday waited npon by Comptroller Derioksom with a de mand for possession of tho office. Mr. Hates reserved the right to take five days to give an answer, and by that time it is ex pected tho whole matter will bo settled. Tho Masonic pageant at Philadelphia yes terday was without American precedent in point of numbers, and furnished a sight sufficient to materially lesson attendance at tho Exposition. Fully 10,000 persons, in tho handsome panoply of the advanced de grees of the Order, paraded tho streets with a degree of emprmement sufficient to mako every entered apprentice in tho land thank Heaven ho is a Mason. At a littlo past 10 o’clock last evening copies of Now York papers of Jnno 1 were in tho bands of Chicago readers, —a circum stance that costs the fast-mnil achievements far into the shado. A special train, char tered by Jarrett & Paluer to transport a party of actors and a collection of theatrical scenery and properties to San Francisco, left New York at throe mlnntcs post 1 o’clock yesterday morning, and reached Chi cago at precisely 10 o’clock last evening, having accomplished tho ran in twenty hoars and fifty-seven minutes, the fastest time over xnado between Now York and Chicago. Premier Disraeli, in his remarks in tho English House of Commons yesterday on tbo Eastern situation, was evidently desirous that there should be no misunderstanding as to England's policy in the premises. Ho de clared that it is to tho interest of Great Britain that a Continental war should bo avoided, and to this end England will take a leading part in contributing to tho accom plishment of this object. Disraeli looks upon the condition of affairs at tho East os critical, and announces that hia Government has taken the necessary precautions and will not bo unprepared if an emergency should arise. Mr. Moody has some very pronounced ideas on the subject of church debt. The edifice built for him iu this city is all ready for dedication —all except the payment .of unsettled bills, and Mr. Moody declares the church shall not bo dedicated until tho full amount, something like $20,000, is raised, if it takes all summer. A good beginning was made at tho opening service last evening, when the sum of $12,337 was contributed toward lifting tho debt, and it is hoped tho balance will be forthcoming shortly, so that Ur. Moody may accept the church and enter apou his work in Chicago. Tho color lino has been abolished in the muy by a process peculiar to tbo Democratic majority in tbo House. They have abolished tho color lino by abolishing tho colored regi ments, such being tho provisions, of Gen. Banning's Army bill, which was passed yesterday by a party vote. An amendment offered by Mr. Shall, tbo colored mombor from South Carolina, providing for tho re tention of the four colored regiments now in the service and for the removal of tho in hibition of tho enlistment of colored men hereafter, but tho Democrats would not con sent, and the bill passed without amend ment. A demand was yesterday made upon Mr. Blaine by the Investigating Committee for tho production of tho letters obtained from Mulligan. Mr. Blaine manifested much solicitude concerning tbo question of pub licity, and finally declined to produce tbo letters until ho hod consulted his logoi ad visor. Mr. Hunton, speaking for tho Com miltee, said that unless tho letters hod some bearing on tho caso no uso would bo mado of them, but tho Committee insisted upon their production in order to determine that question. An explanation of Mr. Blaine’s singular course respecting tho examination of these letters by the Committee is prom ised for to-day, and is looked forward to with not a little curiosity. The Chicago produce markets werosteadier yesterday, aud gouerally firm, except in wheat, with leas doing. Mess pork was stronger early, but closed at 100 per brl low* er, at $18.22$ for June and $18.37$ for July. Lard was 6(g>l2so per 100 tbs higher, closing weak at SIO.OO cash and $ll.OO for July. Meats were $o per lb higher, closing at Cso fur boxed shoulders, Ojjo for do short ribs, and Ogo for do short clears. Lake freights were moderately active and steady, at 2|o for wheat to Buffalo. Bail freights were dull and unchanged. Highwiucs were firm, at SI.OO per gallon. Flour was in light demand and easy. Wheat/ declined Ic, but closed Jo higher than Wednesday, at $1.03J for Juno aud sl.ols for July. Corn was active, and closed Jo higher, at 110 for June and 4450 for July. Oats were firm, closing at 28jofor Juno and 28Jo for July. Rye viu active, at CS@GB)c. Barley was ir regular, closing at 65c cash anil 550 bill for July. lings ware firmer during the forenoon, but closed dull ami easy. Sales were at $5.40 (50.40. The cattlo trade was fairly active at about Wednesday’s prices. Sheep wore quiet, with low grades selling at a decline. One hundred dollars in gold would buy $112.75 in greenbacks at the close. .$13.00 Belknap's case drags its alow length along in the Senate, yet it can hardly ho Raid that it Is making perceptible progress. Yesterday the decision of the Court on the question of jurisdiction waa announced, and Belknap’s counsel, or at least the only one present, Mr. Carpenter (Judge Blaor being sick and Mr. Blair out of town), contended that the Court had failed to sustain jurisdiction, the voto on that question having fallen abort of two-thirds. He intimated that counsel might, upon consultation, submit the case without argument, and claimed that in such event every Senator who voted against juris diction would voto in favor of acquittal. Af ter some talk on the part of the Managers, the Court adjourned until Tuesday next. It appears that iho dethroned Sultan of Turkey had been laying np treasures on earth to an extent far exceeding that known of any modern potentate. The telegram of yesterday, announcing the contents of Ab dul’s strong-box, was slightly in error, three important ciphers having been omitted from iho amount in question. It is now reported that the Sultan’s savings amount ed to ono hundred millions of dollars, and that the young monarch has seized upon this treasure, leaving bis miserly uncle a shilling short and some distance out of the royal palace. If this report proves correct, it will bo likely to have a healthy influence on Turkish finances, which have long been at the lowest ebb, and will consequently gladden the hearts of English holders of Turkish bonds, who have waited long and waited in vain for a return in the shape of promised interest. ME. BLAINE. The latest evidence taken by tho Congres sional Committee engaged in investigating tho charges against Mr. Blaine is of a char acter to place his political friends in the most embarrassing position. Tho wannest feeling for Mr. Blaine personally, and the fullest appreciation of his ability and popu larity, cannot blind any one to tho fact that ho has been irretrievably put on tho de fensive, and that any campaign made for his succession to tho office of Chief Magistrate will necessarily be a campaign of denials, explanations, and excuses. It is useless to close our eyes to this fact, or to another, viz.: That public sentiment just now is un charitable to all public men who are accused or placed under suspicion. Mr. Blaine may bo, as wo still hopo ho is, entirely innocent of every dishonorable transaction in public and private life ; but it is his misfortune to have been engaged in certain speculative, railroad, business transactions, and to have had certain business associations that have presented him to tho public os a speculator in watered rail road stocks, at the very best, and there is a wide impression that this was not becoming in him while Speaker of tho National House of Representatives. Mr. Blaine may bo able to remove all reasonable doubt of his personal integrity, but ho will scarcely suo cccd, in view of all that bos been said, in conciliating that popular resentment which is now felt toward public men who are under a suspicion of impropriety. If nominated at Cincinnati, the Republican party, on tbo stamp and through tho newspapers, will bo forced to constant explanations of contain curious or crooked stock transactions con nected with his name which aro already so numerous and complicated as scarcely to bo intelligible. Mr. Blaine is too experienced and shrewd a politician to deny that such a necessity is always dangerous and generally fatal. Tho ordinary peril of going before the people under these circumstances is in creased at tho present time by tho general predisposition to believe the worst of every man and the wide-spread impatience with every manner of political speculators. Tho testimony of Slulliqan seems to fur nish a common thread connecting tho alleged $04,000 Fort Smith ik Little Rock bond transaction and the later story of Northern Pacific revealed in Blaine’s own letter to Fisuer, uml recently made public by Aquilla Adaus. Mulligan wauFisitEa's confidential cleric, and in that capacity settled up some outstanding differences between Blaine and Fisueji. Mulligan's testimony is not as clear and explicit as it might bo; it bos an air of constraint, and carries with it th<? im pression that something of importance is still suppressed. But, taking it as it is, there seems to bo no doubt that Fisuer and Blaine were mutually interested in wild-cat railroad stock speculations. Fisher was engaged, for one thing, in selling tho bonds of the Fort Smith & Little Rock Railroad, and Mulligan recalls one transaction in which $130,000 of these bonds wore sold, carrying with them tho same amount of common and preferred stock; this sale was made by a third parly, who re ceived from Fisuer $02,300 of bonds as his commission. Though Mulligan did not say Blaine received this commission, his testimony loaves that inference, and Mr. Fisuer Ims only testified that ho never gave Blaine any bonds without eontuleralioti,; of course Mr. Fisiieu would regard tho services of a broker as ample consideration. How ever Ibis may be, Mulligan testified thot ho had delivered tho $130,000 of bonds to Mr. Blaine, who had sold them to other parties. Hero is whore this story hinges on the Har rison story rolativo to tho Tou Scott sale of seventy-five bonds to tho Uniou Pacific Rail, road for $04,000. Mulligan’s understand ing was that Blaine had disposed of part of these bonds to Tou Scott. Tou Scott’s statement was that ho had received them from Caldwell, and paid 60 cents on tho dollar for them,* though other testimony goes to show that they woro selling for only 43 cents on tho dollar and less, with stock thrown in and largo commissions paid. Caldwell is the missing link, and he unfortunately suddenly sailed for Europe about tho time this matter was first made public. Tbero Is also an ugly circumstance in that Rollins, tho Secretary of tbo Union Pacific Railroad, has never yet recollected how ho got his impression that Blaine was involved in this transaction, which be admits he told Harrison. Certainly the inference from Mulligan’s statements is that Blaine acted os broker for the solo of $130,000 of those bonds at 45 cents, and for bis services received a commission of $02,500 in bonds; that port of these bonds found their way into Tou Scott’s hands, who must have bad some reason for paying nearly double what they were worth at tho time; oud, finally, that Tou Scott availed himself of his connection, with the Union Pacific Company to unload his bud bonds at tho exorbitant rate he Lad paid. The transaction in Northern Fociflo stock THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: FRIDAY. JUNE 2, 1876. was likewise between Messrs. Fisher and Rhine, and one of the most suspicious fea tures about this is that Mr. Blaine departed from what he has announced as the rule of his life. In his statement before the House, Mr. Blaine said ho had always been guided by the maxim that “ Whenever concealment is desirable, avoidance is advisable;” but in his letter to Fisher relative to the sale of a one-twelfth shore of Northern Pacific slock ho said: “Keep my name quiet; mention it to no ono unless to Mr. Caldwell." This is tho same Mr. Caldwell who left so unex pectedly for Europe, who is tho missing link in tho Fort Smith A Little Hock bond trans action. Another bad feature of tho Northern Pacific transaction is that it is a notorious fact that tho $80,000,000 slock (tho one twelfth part of Jat Cooke’s half of which Blaine offered to secure for $25,000) was entirely fictitious, sinco tho road was to bo built from tho salo of bonds. Tho story also goes that this stock was to bo divided tip in shares and placed “ where it would do tho most good ” after tho manner of tho Union Pacific stock in tho Credit Mohilior opera tions ; and tho Boston Herald and Now York Sun have published statements relative to its placement, according to programme, among certain railroad capitalists and politicians. But as Mr. Blaine's proposed sale to Mr. Fisher was never consummated, it is but fair to assume that ho novor received auy part of this distribution. But tho failure of Jat Coorb showed Mr. Blaine tobo indebted to tho firm of Jat Cooke A Co. in tho sum of with accrued interest at tho rate of C per cent (Coorb was paying 5 per cent on deposits), which swelled tho sum to over $40,000. This was secured by a mort gage on Mr. Blaine's Washington house, which is said to bo worth not more than $25,000; but Mr. Blaino returned to tho Fibber pool the money he bad received from them for tho Northern Pacific stock which he bad failed to deliver. This is as clear a statement of the sev eral transactions and tholr connection ns can bo mado from tho data so far. It is by no means conclusive that Mr. Blainb acted cor ruptly, but it is strongly suggestive that ho acted os a sort of stock-broker while ho was Speaker of tho House, and that ho availed himself of tho peculiar opportunities of his position to mako money out of certain transactions in stock whore “concealment" was found “ desirable." Wo confess that, with our present light, wo should bo at a loss to know how to remove this impression, and wo are forced to admit that such an impression about a Presidential candidate would bo liko a millstone about tho neck of tho party trying to elect him. It is tho duty of all tho dele gates to tho Cincinnati Convention to givo this consideration proper weight. Tho in terests of tho country will not justify tho Republican party in risking defeat oven for the charitable purpose of vindicating any. body, and Mr. Blaine’s misfortune in tho present complication, no matter how inno cent he may be, should not bo put upon tho party, which has already misfortunes enough of its own to carry. ORGANIZE A BRISTOW CLUB I Tho largo number of gentlemen in tho commercial and professional classes of the city who believe that Mr. Bristow best represents tho necessities and purposes of the Republican party for tbo approaching Presidential campaign should toko immediate stops toward tho organization of tho large but diffused sentiment in his behalf in this city. The revelations of tho last twenty four hours, in the case of ono of the most conspicuous candidates, render such a course more desirable than ever, since there is now littlo doubt that there will bo o smashing of tho slate. Cincinnati has a Bristow Club numbering nearly titelve hundred of tho lead ing citizens an! best Republicans of that city. Tho Bristow sentiment of Chicago is fully as largo, if not larger, and it is among tbo same class of men. It is time that this sentiment should assert itself, and command a recognition. This may be brought about by the organization of a Bristow Club, which will afford an opportunity for an interchange of opinion as to tbo bust moans for advancing his claims at Cincinnati. But there is no time to bo lost, as tbo National Convention meets Juno 14, which is less than two weeks from now. Certain gentlemen ought to in terest themselves sufficiently to call a largo mass meeting, advertise it properly, and ap peal to tho patriotic sentiment in tho Repub lican party for tho nomination of a man who will embody iu himself more hopo of reform than could be squeezed out of a thousand party platforms. Wo holiovo that such a movement, immediately and properly brought before tho community, would result in a dis play of Bristow sentiment that would muko tho politicians pause, and would lead to tho formation of a volunteer delegation for Cin cinnati that would mako Itself hoard and felt there. P. S. —Since tbo above was written, a call has been sent to this ofDce for a meeting of Mr. Bbistow’s friends, for the purpose of organizing a Bbxstow Club. The mooting will be hold this evening at the Grand Pacific Hotel. THE INDICTMENT OF THE COUNTY OFFI- CERS. The Grand Jury yesterday closed its busi ness after thirty days of session. The gen eral result is sot forth in several special in dictments against Periolat, others against Periolat and Kimberly, and n comprehen sive indictment against Periolat and Kim uerly, O'Donnell and Bweetzer, and against five present and four ex-members of the Board of County Commissioners. The legal charge is that of conspiracy to defraud Cook County. Mr. Periolat has for sev eral years held the position of Executive Manager of the financial affairs of Cook County,—that is, the expenditure depart ment. Personally, or in the name of others, he has hold the controlling interest in nil the contracts or other measures for the expendi ture of money. He bought and sold con tracts. The county officers wore but his clerks, compelled, through fear of dismissal and induced by liberal payments of money, to swear to, sign, officially approve, allow, and order paid whatever hill he might present against the county. These bills wore al ways paid. Contractors made arrangements with Febiolat by which the county officers should certify to bills in which the quantities supplied were greatly exaggerated. The funds arising from those frauds wore the grand corruption fund, aggregating from $40,000 to $70,000 a year. Peuiolat was the Boss. All persons party to the frauds drew their shores from Peuiolat, who, draw ing all the money from the County Treasury, was the Treasurer of the Bing. Wo supple the Grand Jury bad some difficulty in tracing this fraud, —the primun proof being i*i Periolat’s possession, li seems, however, that there has been a leak. Two at least of the sharers in the robbery have not only tes tified of all they had personal knowledge, hut they have furnished other testimony or t pointed out where It may be found. The re- suit in a break in tho mngio circle, Tho King has boon broken, and, despite tho statute of limitations, the Jury huro found such nn abundance of criminal transactions, begin ning years ago and continuing down to tho present week, that, in addition to (ho con tractors, they indicted nino of tho persons who havo hold tho ofllco of Commissioner within tho period covered by the statute of limitations. Wo suppose there will ho little difficulty in tho way of establishing tho guilt of tho principal offenders, hut all of them will now havo an opportunity to ho hoard in thoir own defense. Tho Grand Jury, however, havo perform ed another public service. They havo givon a complete exposure of tho way.in which tho public business in transacted, and tho general corruption which governs in nil branches of public expenditure under tho County Com missioners. Tho public may there read how tho county is plundered, nnd may under stand how tho corruption in fostered at tho public expense. It is unfortunnto that tho minority of tho County Commissioners should ho subjected, oven generally, to tho odium which must attach to the wholo Board. Tho moral lesson is k plain ono : That tho pcopio must do with that Board ns it did with tho late Common Council, and that is purify it at every election until the thieves havo boon nil excluded. Tho fall of Periolat, however, is a public blessing. It destroys tho uuity. of tho dis honest gang. It leaves them, for a time at least, without a chief, without a treasurer, Onco broken, it is to bo hoped thot other bronchos of tho sendee, which presumably are equally corrupt, may havo tho veil torn from them, and tho guilty officers bo brought to justice, MULLIGAN AND THE BLAINE LETTERS. Wo havo endeavored in another article to mako an intelligent digest of tho present evidence in tho investigation of tho charges against Mr. Blaine, and to dcllno fairly and candidly its hearing upon his candidature for tho Presidency. Mulligan’s statement yes terday morning relative to tho Blaine letters which lie had in his possession and tho man ner in which theso were taken from him after ho had appeared before the Committee tho day before, is a most remarkable contribution to tbo ease. In tho absence of anything ex cept a general denial on tho part of Blaine, and particularly so long ns Blaine insists upon withholding these letters from tho Com .mittco and tho public, tho truth of Mulli gan's story cannot bo reasonably questioned ; and, if tme, of course it makes Blaine as a Presidential candidate an impossibility. Mulligan says that, after his first day's testimony, Blaine sent for him and Fisher; that Fisher wont, but that ho (Mulligan) refused to go ; that Blaine then camo to him and begged in tho most pitiful terms for tho letters in his possesaiou, saying that ho was n ruined roan if bo did not got thorn, almost going on his knees in grief and despair, and oven threatening suicide ; that bo permitted Blaine to read the letters in tho presence of Fisher nnd Atkins; that Blaine subsequently sought him out nlono, asked to look at tho letters again, and then retained them nnd re fused to give them up. Mr. Blalnr charac terizes Mulligan's statement os extravagant, but admits that ho has tho letters, and that ho obtained them materially in tho way de scribed. Ho also refuses so far to givo them ovor to tho Committee, on tho ground that there is nothing in them relating to tho coso in hand. Perhaps it would ho ns well to al low tho Committee to determine tins. They can scarcely bo private letters relating to social or domestic matters which Mr. Blaine might reasonably desiro to bo withheld from tho public view. If they aro in relation to fair and honorable business transactions, wo aro at n loss to understand Mr. Blaine’s pur pose in keeping them secret. Tho whole affair is strangely at variance with his rule about 44 concealment" and 44 avoidance.” Tho circumstances under which Blaine sought out Mulligan, nnd tho fact of his obtaining and withholding tho letters which were in Mulligan's possession, givo a strong color of truth to Mulligan’s version of thoir interview. Thoro is no denying that. Blaine should not havo sought an interview with Mulligan at all under tho circum stances. But ho was solicitons and per sistent, first sending for Mulligan, then going to him and begging to read tho letters, nnd subsequently, after Fisher and Atkins had gone, obtaining them nnd refusing to return them. Mulligan also says that Blaine, besides appealing to him in tho most solemn and affecting manner, mado him a tender of a Consulship if ho would say nothing about tho letters. This Blaine denies, as he docs the assertion that ho ap pealed to Mulligan so pitoonsly and im ploringly as the latter described. But it is hard to boliovo that Mulligan would manu facture a story of this kind, and tho fact remains that Blainb went to him, obtained his letters, and refuses now to return them to Mulligan or givo thorn to tho Com mittee. Now, tbo eightoonlettore which Sir. Blaine thus obtained may bo as froo from oil refer* unco to tUia bond or any (speculative transac tion as Lord Chekterpirld’u letters to his rod, or Piiospkb Mziumee’s rhnpsodicH to tho incognita; but tho public will never bo con vinced that they do not contain reflections upon Mr. Blaine’s honor over his own sig nature, until they shall have been spread be fore tho world to disprove it. The circum stances under which Jio obtained them, and the determination to withhold them, warrant the very worst construction that can bo put upon tho charges broughtagainstMr. Blaine, and nothing which bo can any will bo ablo to prevent such a result. In fact, unless ho shall produce all these letters and put an en tirely different phase upon tho matter, it is not likely that Mr. Blaine’s naino will be so much as suggested in tho Cincinnati Con vention. Wo still hopo that tho personal disgrace will bo ovoided by tho future devel opments, hut wo cannot sco how tbo recol lection of this affair can bo wiped out. The people of tho United States do not want a man who has been whimpering before a clerk for tho return of his personal let ters ; tho situation is too suggestive of a bur lesque to bo carried through on entire com* paign. The foreign dispatchca referring to the Herzegovinian insurrection Lave been bur dened for the last month or two with allu sions to Niksio. As this place baa occasioned much bloodshed, and has played a very im portant part in the insurrection, and us few people have any idea of wbat Niksio may be or where it is, a brief statement, from the columns of the London AeutUmy, will prove opportune. It is a fortress standing on a plain about four square miles iu extent, situ ated iu Southeastern Herzegovina, near the Mouteuegrau frontier, '"mi level country in the environs of Niksio ..us inhabited chictly by Mussulmen, the town containing only a few wretched bnildings. The fort itself is surrounded by * wall (i feet thick and 21 feet high, blilU of stum. The armament consists of ‘JO old-fashioned guns, the bar* ranks will accommodate 800 men, ami tho blockhouses 1.’..'D0 more. Lent December it was revictnalod by Baouf Pasha, who forced n passage with 111,000 men from Bclck through the pans to tho Nikslo plain, nnd since then it has rocoivod nothing. Tho Academy says • Strategically, Nlk*lc Inn place of great linpnr lance, hence the cagcrncas dUpluyod by tho Turks to relieve It ami raise the siege, if possible, at any com, for It slnmla at the Junction of two mails loading from Herr.oguvlua to Montenegro. If It wore to f.ill into the Immla of tho insurgcnla It would strengthen their position on the Immediate borders of Montenegro, and once established here the Turks would have the greatest dlfllcully in driv ing them out. KIMBERLY’S SQUEAL. “Ilnttlo his bones over tho stones, it's on ly a pauper whom nobody owns." Following thooxnmplo of Mr. Jacob llf.iim, Mr. George. S. Kimberly, Warden of the County Poor- House and lusane Asylum, in order, if possi ble, to escape tho Penitentiary, has, m tho Bing parlance of tho day, “laid down” on his “ pals " and “ squealed.” To put it in more appropriate English, he has confessed how tho County Bing, composed of contract ors of whom Pf.riolat is chief, of County Commissioners, nnd of himself os tho tool of tho rost, havo boon robbing tho county ; how they have robbed tho paupers and tho insnno by stripping thoir backs and starving their bellies; and how they havo held high carni val while their victims havo suffered. It will bo rombored that it was this Mr. George S. Kimberly who voted 250 of theso paupers last fall for his pals of tho County Bing, who were engaged in starving them, and who now turns State's evidence, hoping to savo his own precious hide. Tho report of tho last Grand Jury fore shadowed what this squealing witness has revealed. It produced a conviction of tho guilt of tho Bing in tho public mind ; Kim berly establishes the guilt with his damn ing facts. That report brought out damag ing suspicions which could not ripen into in dictments, owing to tho perjury of witnesses under intimidation of tho Bing; but Mr. Kimberly has givon tho bottom facts from which tho suspicions arose, and they confirm tho statement of tho last Grand Jury, that thoro aro sundry contractors and County tlommissioDors who ought to bo in tho Peni tentiary. It is duo to tho present Grand Jury to credit it with doing all that it can to send them thoro. Mr. Kimberly's story bears ail tho impress of truth, nnd is corrob orated by other witnesses, Periolat was tho MEPiiisxorniLES who owned this Faust, and ho approached Faust at tho oatsot just as Faust approached Marguerite, with a littlo present. Other presents followed, and then camo somo money, which was salved over with sympathy for his pov erty and small salary. Moro money fol lowed, and, littlo ,by littlo, Kimberly found himself drawn into tho Bing. Thou tho toils closed around him, and Kimderl—rwoak, easy-going, unscrupulous Kimberly —was as completely in tho clutches of Periolat ns n man in tho slimy ombrnco of n devil-fish. Tho capture of Kimberly opened the doors of tho Poor-llouso nnd Insane Asylum to theso cormorants, and they flocked in like vultures to thoir filthy feast, and fastened upon tho paupers, idiots, and maniacs like leeches, and commenced tho work of strip, ping them. Tho modus operandi was very simple. Kimberly would mako his requisi tion for supplies for tho Asylum upon Pe riolat, naming twice tho amount wanted. Tho convenient Board passed upon tho or der, and it was turned over to Periolat, who would fill as much of it as ho saw fit, accom panying tho goods with a memorandum of tho amount actually delivered, not ordered, so that tho subordinates should not detect this steal. Tho memo randum was then sent back. Tho quantity doubled or trebled at will, a bill was made out, nnd tho memorandum destroyed. By this snug littlo process, Kimberly has boon realizing from SO,OOO to SO,OOO per annum, and would havo had moro had it not been for Periolat’u perfidy. Of course a man who would cheat tho paupers would cheat thoir keeper. Periolat realized about $25,000 per annum, and then it is said thoro wore about $25,000 divided among members of tho County Board who woro accessories to this robbery of tho county, this despoiling of tho paupers, this swindling of idiots. Under tlio operation of this simple process, Periolat and his conspirators furnished tho paupers in a sumptuous manner with musty beans, ; rotten meat, sour bread, ramlily coffee, stinking molasses, execrable soup, clothed them in Remit shoddy,—gave them, in fact, just enough to keep tho breath of life going in their lean bodies, some times not enough. It is easy to Rtarvo nn idiot; it is not very difficult to starve a pauper. Sometimes tho pauper died and then ho was tumbled into a hole. Meanwhile theso scoundrels woro holding high carnival and rioting on thoir stealings. They lived in full-blown clover upon thoir plunder, but their days of riot and revel aro now over. Tho handwriting is on tho wall, and justice comes to claim her own. Nino County Commissioners, tho Poor-llouso Warden, and three contractors stand indicted by tho Grand Jury for conspiracy to defraud Cook County. This is a good beginning in tho work of reform. Now let other Grand Juries follow up whore tho last two have left off. Lot tho work go on until tho last vestige of corruption is wiped out and tho last conspirator is safely landed in tho Feni tontiary. The wholo community will breathe freer for tho work of this Jury. It begins to look os if this infamous Bing was smashed at last. If thoro is a vestige of it loft, let tho next Grand Jury root it out. The slight hold that Hi.aink has on the Whis ky King crowd In this city, who secured him half a dozen delegates, Is shown hy the alacrity with which they rushed to unload him yester day after reading the damaging revelations con tained In the testimony of Mulliuan, of Huston. They threw up the sponge at once, and announced their intention of dropping him and concentrating on some other candidate. The regular organ of the whisky thieves is fur Conklino, although they don’t like his hard money sentiments. The little twlight tender, of the Whltktj-ThUvu} Oryan Is for Conklino while Qen. McAimtuitand the crowd whom he acts with are fur Mouton. The Hcv. Uoubut Inobhsoi.l, of Heoria, who Is a delegate for the State at large, Is sold to be warmly fur Mouton, and ready tu drop Hlainb any minute. If Hi.ainu is left behind there will bo a desperate effort made to keep the delegates from support ing Hkistow, us tlie cry is, anybody to beat Huistow, who has been rough ou those who have stolen the public revenue. While In this country we are occupied with our great Centennial Exhibition, to which near ly all the nations of the civilized world are also contributors, lu England there is quietly Iu progress an exposition hitherto unheard of this side of the water, the tangible results of which will probably, at least, be of equal importance and far more lasting. It is known as the Loan Collection Exhibition of Scientific Apparatus, and consists of a display of instruments used in all branches of sdcntlllc research, borrowed for exhibition for six mouths from nearly every one of the civilized nations. The collection cm* braces specimens of about every known appara tus In use, from thu earliest times to the pres ent, in geometry, astronomy, applied mechanics, statics, and dynamics, sound, light, heat, me teorology, chemistry, etc. The Loan Exhibition is, however, much mere than a mere display of mechanical aids In science. It naturally attracts scientific men from all quarters of the globe, and leads to an exchange of views and information that In reality makes it, perhaps, the most Important scientific congress ever as sembled. llcgrct is expressed by the English press that America is so engrossed with her Centennial that she has contributed nothing to the Loan Exhibition, more particularly as much wan hoped for in the way of apparatus used In geo logical and astronomical explorations. The most important result probably of the Exhibi tion will be comprised In an ofiklal series of ar ticles giving the history of thu applications of mechanical aparatus In science from thu earliest period down to the present time. The report of the Commissioners appointed by the Secretary of thu Interior to Investigate the charge preferred by one Oi.net, of Now York, against I'atenl-Olllco Examiner Dr. IL 0. Dyiirnpuiitk, fully and completely exonerates Dr. DritßNPUiiTii. In thu report the Commis sioners express regret that St is not within their power to inflict suitable punishment upon Oi.- NET for having recklessly and without cause brought thu charges in question against Dv iienpuhtii. As garbled ami ex. parte statements of the testimony have found their way into print, some of which were copied into our news dispatches, wo feel that It is due to Dr. D. to state that none of the charges against him were sustained, and Unit tie fully vindicated himself against them all. PERSONAL. Nine is a maple number, the Indicted County Commissioner!) will discover. If Pcrlolnt blows on Kimberly ns Kimberly has blown on Perlolat, what a breeze tbero will bet Ilrct Harte’s new novel, entitled "Gabriel Gon roy,” Ims been published In three volumes in Lon* dun. Ilrown, the mind-render, has made a dismal full* uro In Baltimore, lie fulled In several simple tests. Bronson Howard, author of '‘Saratoga,” Is net* Ing iih u Centennial correspondent of the Pall Mall Oasftte In Philadelphia. The Mulligan Guard Is doing terrible execution somewhere: but whether It shoots from the breech or the muzzle remains to be seen. Nathaniel Wheeler, of scwlng*mocblno fame, Is likely to go to Congress as successor of liarnum, promoted to be Lulled States Senator from Con* ncctlcut. The lion. O. L. Davis, Judge of the Danville Circuit, the lion. Joseph I). Mann, and a largo delegation of citizens from Vermillion County, HI., enmo In on an excursion yesterday. Long Branch will he nowhere this year, they say. Newport has captured the fashionables. The fatal trouble with Long Branch Is "too much politics; too many bosses, and too heavy an undertow. ” Turgeneff, the Russian story.writer. Is (35 years of age. He lives in Paris In preference to his nntlvo country, from which ho was banished many years ago. The edict of banishment Ims been re* voked. A writer In lllacktiood'* Magazine, who is deeply disgusted with the present condition of English society, still llnds it in his heart to describe In glowing terms a model husband and wife easily recognized as Lord and Lady Lytton. Since the Missouri Democrats can bring them* selves to say, "We arc in favor of the Resump tion act of 187 o,” they may easily go one step fur ther, and add, "Wo arc In favor of Samuel J. Til den for President of the United States.” Mr. Moody’s sermon In Lake Forest was very powerful; hut, us everything In that delightful suburb Is either very good or very rich, It produced no perceptible effect. Some of the Inhabitants possess the rare combination of wealth and piety. A fashionable tailor In the East who fattens on (he scanty means of subsistence of poor young men has had the impudence to set up In business us a dispenser of charity, and to occupy a front pew at church. The young men, meanwhile, have to scrimp themselves in cigars and other necessaries of life. "A young man of refined mnslcaUastos’’ adver tises for "aposillon us son-ln-low in aquict,well to-do family." The advertisement appears In a Liverpool Journal. Here In bravery for you. The position of son-in-law carries with it responsibility for one lacerated bosom per diem. Perhaps tho young man flatters himself ho can avert tho usual consequences by bis soothing music. Opinions In regard to tbo relative wickedness of base-ball and horse-racing do not at all run one way. When Gen. Coombs, of Kentucky, was con gratulated because his sun had won a horse-race, he said: “Yes; nud, although he rodu for tho cup, yet ho is a good boy—never gambles, swears, drinks, nor plays base-ball." Regular members of tho dramatic profession do not thank the Rev. Mr. Murray, of Boston, for suggesting that tho stage may be revolutionized and become pure by tho efforts of Miss Dickinson and Mrs. linrry. There are thousands of women on tho stage whoso lives aro os pure, and examples as noble as Miss Dickinson's or Mrs. Harry’s; and they aro unwilling to admit that a revolution is necessary In their profession, any mure than in tho law or tho ministry. The agent of the Yokes Family succeeded in getting one good audience during their engage ment in Washington by causing a rumor to be cir culated that Henry Ward Reedier, who was in tho neighborhood on n lecturing tour, would occupy a stage-box at tho theatre. Ry some wicked device John Chamberlain, the gambler, was induced to dress up in a while choker, and ho was put in tho box as a dummy. Many people mistook him for Mr. Deccher, and he. not being a partner In tho hoax, was surprised and annoyed by the attention tio attracted. The ll«v. Mr. Campbell, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church l» Forty-fourth street, New York, U having o hard time of It witli his flock. Two years ago ho began studying medicine, and some of the member* of his congregation com plained that he neglected ids pastoral duties. Not being able to eject him, under tho church laws, they reduced his salary from $'J, 000 per annum to $.',00 per annum. At this time they were owing him SHOO, and the expectation was that lie would resign rather than submit to thu reduction. Rut he held on, and thu HIHh Inst, a meeting was called to settle tho matter. The pastor, who was present, was roughly interrogated by Ids enemies; was told to "pull down tils vest," and cnlleda liar. The turbulent faction gathered under a beau tiful illumination'bearing the motto "God is love." Finally thu pastor was sustained by u ma jority of 0. Michelet made two wills. lie said in one that he wished to he buried in Purls, while In thu other he assigned thu cemetery nearest thu place of his death. Hence the lawsuit which tho son of Ids de ceased daughter by Ids first wlfu engaged in to re tain thu body at Hyures. Madamu Michelet suc cessfully contested the suit, and on the 18th uit. Michelet's remains were reinterred at Purls. In deference to the wishes of Mudamu Michelet, pub licly expressed, tho usual Parisian crowd which gathered for the funeral refrained from political demonstrations. Bouquets of red and yellow im mortelles, emblems of Republicanism and free thinking, were worn by many persons In tho pro cession, even by women and children, tho latter being thus decorated by their parents. Michelet was not an atheist, and this popular demonstration of frec-tldnklng at Ids funeral was only appropriate because the ceremony was non-rellglous. About 3,000 persons walked In thu procession. The latest story about Mr. James (Jordon Hen nett’s engagement to Mbs May, and tho unex pected poslponumenPof their marriage, Is thu fol lowing explanation In a New York letter: “Mr. Remiett gave a dinner party at bis house ou Fifth avenue sumo weeks sgo, at which several ladies, including Miss May, were present. Mr. Dennett gut very lively toward evening, and, the dinner party being over, asked ail the ladles to step down into the bllllurd-roum, when ho would show them something they bud never seen before. All went down, and having, lu obedience U) Mr. Renault's request, got up on the billiard-table, were sudden ly startled by Uio entrance of two game-cocks, which, amid tluj shrieks of the ladles,—who did not doro to get off the table,—act to fighting lu dead earnest, Tho ladies screamed, Mr. Ueunelt laughed, and tho cocks fought until, torn and bleeding, they wero carried out, and the ladies were free to descend from their perch. Report says that Miss May was so disgusted at the be havior of her intended husband that she was ou the poiut of breaking her engagement, but finally it was agreed that tho wedding should be postponed for six months, to give him a chance to repent." CENTENNIAL. The Great Procession Yesterday of Ton Thousand Knights Templar. A Visit to Spain—The Armor if topher Colombo!. Textile Fabrics, Flnylng-Curds, Pottery, Inlaid Steel, and Veils. The Musical Programme for July 4—Thao, doro Thomas and Fat Gilmore, A Largo Attendance—Visits from Lei, egations of Workingmen. YESTERDAY. TItB OURAT MASONIC IMORAKT. Ditjiulch to Tfit Trttnmt. PniT.ATiBLi'iMA, I’a., June I.— The Knight,. Templar parade, which took place to-day in this city, was one of the largest demonstrations ever made by the Order. Aboutls,ooo men In rcgali, inarched through thu principal streets, accom. punted by numerous bands of music, making u imposing spectacle. The sidewalks and wimiuni for miles were crowded with lookers-on. Till, evening a promenade concert was given to tbi Sir Knights in the Academy and IlortlcuUunJ Hall. AT TUB EXPOSITION, In consequence of the attractions down tows, the attendance at the Exposition to-day slimmer. There were about 20,000 visitors Is all. The admissions yesterday numbered 38,Mi Of these 20,240 paid cash and the others were exhibitors. To the machinery building yester* day came forty-four loads of American exhibit! and six foreign, all of which are being to-daj placed in position. Tins ERUPPGUN. For several days workmen have been busy u> loading the monster Krupp gun. A large cash steel derrick with monster hooka and chain;, brought from Germany for the purpose, wai erected across the railroad track, and the gun carriage was slowly and carefully lifted from the ciu*. which was then pushed from un der, ami, hanging In the air thus, was Iron to the weight of do tons. This was placed on wheeli and rolled to one side, and then the carriage for the gun itself was bronchi in and followed th» same course. The gun still rests outside the build. Ing on the sixteen-wheel truck which was used ia Us transportation, which almost bends to the ground tinder Us burden. It will probably be brought Into the building to-day. TRN THOUSAND BWOUUS. To the U’tilern Associated Preis. Piiit.AnEUMiiA, Juno I.—The weather to-diy was perfect, the sun shone brilliantly, but the alt was cool and breezy. Thu streets were In excellent condition, and neither dust nor mud made them unpleasant. The grand parade of Knights Ten. plur was the grand event of the day, and h:i proved a mugnillcent success. A more brilliant event has not occurred here In years, and probably n liner and mure Imposing demonstration of (hi kind Ims never been seen in this country, hit estimated that 10,000 Knights marched in fine,and the procession occupied one hour ami twenty min utes in passing a given point. Nearly cmr Commnmfery was accompanied by a haul of music, and many had in addition a drum corps. The procession formal on Broad street, tho right resting on Chestnut. The time announced for starling was t) o’clock, an] very shortly after that honrall was In rcmllneM, nml the column moved down Chestnut street to tba music of hands and tho cheering of vast crowds of spectators. THE PROCESSION. At tho head of the lino was Samuel B. Dick, Grand Cnptnln-Ueucral of Pennsylvania, with Hie following aids: the lion. John r. Hurtranll. the Hon. Join) Latin, the Hon. William S. Stokclj, Charles W. Batchelor, John (J. Hutchins, .le-W Orr, E. P. Kingsbury, George W. Meigs, JolmW. Hays, Robert A. Packer, Grant Weldoman. Thom as ft. Patton. George N. Manse, Sullivan S. Child, James IS. Stevenson, J. L. Young. J. J. Curltr, C. W. Mackey, William W. Allen, Reuben William sou. John Russell, and Thomas L, Luckermnn, with a number of special aids; then came the Marino Band of Washington, the Wu-liiii'.'toa Commandery No. 1, of the District of Columbia, I-:. (1. Davis, K. C., with ninety men us an escort; the lion. James 11. Hopkins, M. E. Grand Malta of tho Grand Encampment of the United State*, in it barouche drawn by four horses; the grand on cers of the Grand Encampment of the United States—Vincent L. Hurlbut, Illinois, 1). S. M.; Joint W. Simons, N. Y., G. T. t E. T. Scholb, M. U.. 0. C. ; (J. Woodruff, J. W., in carriage!. The grand ofllcers of Pennsylvania followed, ami after them various Comtnaudcrles from all purlluai of the country. NOTICEABLE IN THE LINE were the Pittsburg Commandery, the Allegheny Commandery, the Tanc.-cd Commandery of Pitts burg. The marching donu by column was wonder fully good, and the evolutions performed during the march were loudly applauded by thu crowds oi spectators. Among the distinguished officers in lino were tho following: Grand Commandery of Indiana, O. Henry, Grand Junior Viinlrl, and eleven grand officers; William Ryan, Grand Captain General. New York; L. M. Oppcnhelnu-r, Grand Command er, Texas; G. Rlalne, Grand Guntrnllsdmo. Vir ginia; Grand Commandery of West Virginia, C. W. Patton, Grand Commander; W. 8. Mourner-*, Grand Recorder, ami flvo grand officers; 11. Rlmorr and G. West, of the Desert J’receptory. South Africa; Robert Hell, Eminent Commßiuler, snd W. T. Shaw, of Glasgow, Scotland; William Gib son and James McGee. Ilclfaul, Ireland. From an early hour this morning the streets wen crowded, uml ua thu column moved along rope* were stretched along tho sides of thu streets con stituting the route, to keep the crowd on Hie side walk from encroaching on the column, and polite were stationed on all tho streets along which Hie procession passed. After passing over the route, including Chestnut to Filth, to Market, to Thir teenth, to Arch, to Rroad, to Columbia avenue, back to Masonic Temple, the Knights were re viewed by tho officers of tho Grand Encampment and dispersed. The installation of officers of the Grand Com manderyof Pennsylvania takes place this after noon, and this evening a promenade concert It a Ivon In the Academy of Music and Horticultural nil. CENTENNIAL JOTTINGS, A VISIT TO SPAIN—RAPID TRAVELING—THI AIIMOII OP CHUIHTOPIIEII COLUMBUS—TEXTR.I PAtntlCH PItOM PAIH’EI.ONA AND VALBNtTA PI.AVINU-CAIIDS AND TIIEIU PECUUAItIfIIM— POTTERIES AND TILE-WORK—INLAID STBCi AND RBPOUSAK SHIELDS—SPANISH VEILS— PROGRAMME POU JULY 4 MUSICAL MATTERS— UNUSUAL ATTENDANCE—A PRUITPUL SCOPE* TION. Special Correspondence rtf The Tribune. Philadelphia, May .*lo. — l bavu taken an other Jump in the Centennial buildings, and this time it was n jump Into Spain. Tbo advantage of u great exhibition like tills Is the facility with which you may go from one country to another. One minute yon can ho In bgypt, ami thu next you may be in Denmark; in met, you may be there in one second only, as Denmark Is next to Egypt, and the distance between thvia is the sumo as that from thu sublime to tho ridiculous. Then another step, on tho opposite side of Egypt, will tako you to Spain, where yon ran consider yoursdf among the Dons and the Hidalgos. You lind the works of those who announce to you, “My blood’s Castilian, and my blade’s east-steel," as an inhabitant of Custilo is fully Justified in de claring himself. There is a wonderful amount of dignity and hlgh-tonedness among the Bpm* lards: they have many good things in their country, combined with a great many not lalf osgood. lu Madrid, you see ono of the Quest art-eollectlons in tho world; and, not far away, you can enter tho Plaza des Toros, where the people ainuso themselves with the national sport, the bull-ilght. I attended onu in Madrid last autumn, and nothing short of two police men or a file of soldiers could take mu there again. 1 have had little reßjH.ct for tho Spaa* lards since then, and um glad they have not tried to get up a bull-lighting ring here. Hut they couldn’t keep the disgusting business complete ly out of sight, as I llnd several illustrations of it In their department,—some on fans, some on silk embroidery, and some ou lithographs and other pictures. The pavilion in the Main Hullding is rather imposing in appearance, as It is built with con siderable taste, and is pointed lu imitation of coarse sandstone- Tho Spanish Mag Is neatly draped over the entrance, and a Spanish soldier Is ueorly always ou guard lu front of the puev. On the outside, at the comer towards Macho* cry Hull, there ore some excellent photograph* of anelcut armor; and among the suits rep* l * sented is that of a utau to whom we owe a great deal, and have heard much of,— CUIiISTOI'UBU COLUMBUS. Tho armor Is of the plate pattern, and sW” the wearer to have been of goodly size. 1 Be lieve oue of the famous judntlngs of fue Lane lug of Columbus " represents him lu this W'iQ licol suit of armor. What a pity Columbia coaid not have received la his Uife-lJias sea's®*

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