Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune, June 6, 1876, Page 5

Newspaper of Chicago Daily Tribune dated June 6, 1876 Page 5
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WASHINGTON. Further Proceedings in the Kerr Investigation Yesterday, Sir, Eorr Hakes a Statement, Honest and Square on Its Face, Rumor Again In Clrcnlntlon that Ho Trill Shortly Resign* Thfl Whole of the Day la tho Senate Given to an Appropriation Bill* Improbability of Any Change In tho Tariff Act Tills Session. itERB. proposes to rbsion. Special Diipatch to The TVlbuns. Washington, 1). C., Juno 5. —The rnmor Is again revived that Speaker Kerr, upon rccom dallon of bis physician, contemplates resigning. THE TESTIMONY. To the Western Associated Press. Washington, D. c., Juno ft.— I The Committee on Expenditures In tho War Department to-day continued their investigation Into tbo cliargf against Sneaker Korr. Mary T. Murray testified that she had resided on Capitol Hill since 1800, and kept boarders there. In December, 1800, Lawrence Harney hired a room at her bouse. In 1800 ho also had a room there with his wifo, and both took their meals there. Mr. Danford raised a point as to how far tho Com mittee would go Into this part of tho matter, taking the ground that tbo witness could not be contra dicted on an Immaterial or collateral question. Mr. Elliott, tho counsel for Mr. Kerr, replied, taking tho ground that It was competent to show by tho antecedents of witness that ho was not a competent witness. Mr. Blackburn said: Ifllnrneyhod deliberately sworn falsely as to his married life, tho Committed was entitled to know whether such woa tho fact. Mr. Danford repeated his objection, and naked whether this Committee was not bound by the some rales that a court would enforce, and whether tho witness would not ho entitled to protection! DLACKDORN EXPOUNDS DLACKSTONE. Mr.Blackbnrn said tho Committee was not bound by the strict technical rules that govern courts. The Question was as to the date of Harney's mar riage, and if ll could be shown that ho had per jured himself it would Impeach his credibility as a witness. Mr. Elliott referred to tho testimony taken on tho 2d Inst., In which Harney said ho was married In July, 1807, to Annie Prior, and that ho had no wife when ho was hero as Assistant Doorkeeper. Mr. Elliott quoted Judge Story to show that If a witness docs not testify correctly In relation to a fact about whtchhc coaid not bo mistaken ho Is not entitled to credence. ..... Mr. Clymer also took tho ground that It was com petent to pursue a question as to the character of a man, for, If Harney was not married at tho time he boarded with Mrs. Murray, he lived la adulter ous Intercourse with a woman; therefore, Clymor naked this question of Mrs. Murray: “Did you have any doubt whether the woman who lived with Harney at your house was his wife? ..... Answer—l would nobhavo boarded them If I had thought they were not married, and, If 1 had found out they had deceived me, I would have got rid of them. I keep a respectable boarding-house, and would not have boarded a man and woman who were not married for SIOO a day. A. P. Green was recalled and contradicted Har ney’s testimony In several particulars, and said he did not believe that Harney ever paid Speaker Kerr a cent of tho money that Green paid to Har ney. MOORE. WUVUU. J. 9. Moore testified to hla Interview with Har ney lu New York In regard to the anonymous let ter sent to Kerr, when Harney said George Bliss was crowding him, and that Bliss and Johnny Davenport wanted to make political capital out of tho charge against Kerr, and that they were both rascals and scoundrels. It appeared from Moore s testimony that Kerr, through the advice of fr cuds, engaged Sidney Webster to find out the writer of the anonymous loiter, so as to have the writer prosecuted, It being thought that by bringing the matter before a Criminal Court It would nave tho effect of punishing the conspirators. OTTO I.BIS9RINO testified that In 1800 he came to Washington to procure an appointment as Second Lieutenant in the army, lie saw bis member of Congress, Amass Cobb, of Wisconsin, but that gentleman could do nothing for him. Ho was subsequently introduced to tho Hon. Meyer Strousc, who said If witness would Intrust him with bis papers he would see what ho could do for him. A few days afterward ho received the appointment, hut did not pass tho Examining Board, because of physical disability. In reply to u question by Mr. Danford, the wit ness said that tho money passed to Stronso through Gppenhcltn to pay the necessary expenses, such as hack hire, etc. The check was for SBOO. Witness obtained bis appointment before the money was paid to SlroMse, but Strousc paid him back, not charging him anything for his Incidental expenses. MR. KERR’S STATEMENT. Tbo Speaker came into the Committee-room quite feeble, and presented the following statement, which was read by KUlott: _ . . . When 1 eutcrcu Congress in 1805 I understood that Borne kind uf reorganization of the army wan In progress, and that a coriulderable number of Lieutenants were to bo appointed In aorao way. I did not understand that tuts was to bu done under the provision! of any pre-existing law, or of any Department regulation authorized by auch law, but that it was being done under come voluntary regu. latlon made by the Department. I did not under stand that the appointment was a legal right vested inltcprescntatlvea, or a duty imposed upon him by law, like the appolntmcntof Cadets to academies, but rather a privilege given him by the War Department. I remember ucolng lu the public press some Department order on the subject, tbo terms uf which Ido not remember. Well, 1 know that 1 regarded the appointment ns duo to my dis trict or Suie in preference to all others if applica tion were made. I remember quite distinctly that 1 offered tbo recommendaliun to two of niy con stituents at different limes in 1800,—Col. Thomas J. Jackson and another, whose name I feel quite confident was Mai. Thomas Morrison, both of whom had rendered gallant service In the volun teer army. 1 am put In doubt as to tbo tender of the place to Morrison by the fact that my law partner thinks that the offer of appointment was made to him In 1807 instead of 1800. If lam mistaken at all, it is only in the name. lam clear In my recollection that 1 offered it to two ez-Federal soldiers whom I regarded os worthy and competent. These gentle men, however, both declined. lam not aware that any Democratic soldier ever applied to me fur the place. 1 absolutely know that I bold the appointment at the service of tbo people of my dis trict, or State, if any should apply. But none ap plied, not one of whom 1 have the slightest recol lection. When the long session of Congress was well advanced, and tbo time for these appoint ments was passing oway, 1 was called upon by Au gustus i’. Clreen, .of Now York. It is todlblo that he was first introduced to me y Harney, but if bo was I have no recollection whatever of the fact. This only 1 know: that 1 diduever, under any circumstances, or at any period «f my lire, conscious y know tbo man Harney. I never talked with him in any conversation that could have gone beyond the merest expressions©! the day. lie never was ut my room, lie never visited mo anywhere. I never talked with him on any business matter whatever. He never paid or proposed to pay me one penny of money for any purpose in His world. His whole statement on that subject is utterly and wickedly false. It Is simply ImiHisslbic that 1 could have talked with him on a matter so foully involving honor, official decency, and personal safety, and not have reuined a vivid recollection of the fact. Uni I was Intro duced in some woy to Qrcen, and my recollection is that the first interview wo had was on one of the sofas in the Hail uf the House during a session of the House. I listened to his story, witnessed his anxiety to get back into the army, and admired the enthusiasm with which he spoke of his sendees in the volunteer army. Hu exhibited to mo his testi monials,—those, (mean, filed by him early In the session. Whether be exhibited to mo the originals of those papers or copies of them I do not distinct ly remember, but l do remember that they were regarded by mo as highly , credita ble to him. I also remember having said to him, in substance, that 1 admired his soldierly build and bearing, but said to him, * * You are comparatively a stranger to me. Most of these gentlemen whose recommendations you produce are strangers to me. If you can get some recom mendations from persons lu New York whom I know in person or by reputation, I will feel in clined to consider your application favorably." He answered affirmatively that he could; that bo Would return to New York and got them. He did go away. How lung be was gone I don't know: out If 1 were to fix any time I would say it could hardly have been less than a week. He did return with several recommendations—should think not less than half a dozen—from persons of tbe kind 1 had indicated, who did recommend him both on personal grounds and as a soldier. 1 regarded those recommendations, together with others I had •ecu, u clearly placing him within the require ments of the law or regulation, uud upon tbe whole case thus made 1 guvo him tbo recommendation, saying to him at thu same time that 1 bad no appli cation from home, and thought it quite safe to as sume at that late day Dial thuru would be nous. Ur. Ureea stales that I weut with him to tbe War Department. My recollection is to the con trary, and that my Intercourse with thu Department was conducted by letter. 1 feel quite clear lu the Impression that 1 required Ureun to go to tbe De partment and get the precise form of words that would meet thu requirements of the Depart ment for me to indorse on his application, and that 1 did simply copy that form on the back of bis oppllcallou. It U possible, however, that lu this 1 may be mistaken. , ilr. Kerr confirmed the statement of the witness Hours in reference to thu attempt to ascertain who the writer of the anonymous letter was, sud stated positively that when ha went to New York, on w days' leave of suseuce, it was on account of hla health, and had no connection with tho Harney m /tftcr crnse-cxamlnallon by various mombon, tho Committee adjourned. NOTES AND NEWS. SUNDRY CIVIL APPROPRIATIONS. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Washington, D. C., Juno C.—The Senate dis cussed the Sundry Civil Appropriation! bill the on tire day after the morning hoar. Moat of tbo amendments propoaod by tho Appropriation! Com mittee were concurred In. There woa very little oppoaltlon to the the technical detail! of tho bill. It came out In debate that ail tho record! of tho Pension Office are very inaecnrc In a building which l! not fire-proof, and which probably could not be rendered (Ire-proof. Senator Hamilton was severe upon tho old District Ring when ho nald that he never heard that the archives of the Tension Office were In danger unlit Gov. Shepherd commenced nulling up hla building, and then be know that It tncanflhat tho building was Intended for tho Tension-Office. The amendment making on appropriation of $14,000 for tho rent of Shop herd'! building was finally adopted. TUB REVENUE-COLLECTION. Tho Senate adopted an amendment, proposed by Senator Sherman, which provides that the internal Revenue districts be reduced to J3l as soon after tho Ist of July ns practicable; also vesting In tbo Commissioner of Internal Revenue the power to suspend Collectors of Internal Revenue now pos sessed by Supervisors, and alt oilier powers now exercised by the SupcYvlsor to bo vested in tho Collectors. CLERKS. There was n brief debate upon the Civil Service In connection with an amendment, which provided that all appointments in tho departments should bo apportioned to States according to population. Mr. Edmunds wanted a Board of Examiners in stead of such apportionment. Mr, Sargent opposed It ns on Injustice to the District It was made to appear that tins provision already prevails In the Treasury Department and that the Statu of Mary land has now more appointments In tho depart ments hero than all tho Southern States together. Tending tho discussion on this subject the Somite adjourned without settling tho question. TUB MORRISON TARIFF RILL. The House look an Indirect vote upon tho Mor rison Tariff bill, by referring to the Ways and Means Committee tbo resolution, introduced on Monday lust, declaring that, in the Judgment of the House, legislating affecting the tariff Is at this time inexpedient,because it Isspparcnlthatall branches of manufacturing, mechanical, and mining pur suits are at this time greatly depressed. This res olution was referred to tho Committee on Ways and Means, tho originator of tho Morrison Tariff bill—yens 114; nays 09. Ibis vote hardly represents tho strength of the Tariff bill, however, as the majority of tbs. Iloueo preferred to have tho subject tested after debate, rather than by such summary process. Tho following Democrats voted against reference: Messrs. Clyrner, Cochrane, Hardcnberg, Hopkins, Jenks, Maldh, Mutchlcr, I'owcli. John Reilly. Rol lins of Pennsylvania, Ross of New Jersey, Spring er, Walker of New York, and Walsh. Otherwise, tho voto wav partisan. THE RECORD, SENATE, Washington, D. C., Juno s.—During the morn ing hour Mr. Sherman called up his resolution proposing a common unit of money and account for tho United States and Great Britain. Mr. Morrill (VI.) opposed tho resolution, and It was laid over. Mr. Sargent, from tho Conference Committee on the Consular and Diplomatic Appropriation bill, reported that tho Committee had been unable to agree, and a new Committee was appointed, as follows: Messrs. Sargent, Howe, and Bogy. Tho Senate resumed consideration of uullnlsbed business, being tho Legislative, Executive, and Sudlclal Appropriation bill. Tho amendments of tho Committee on Appropriations restoring the compensation of clerks lu tho office of the Secre tary of tho Interior were agreed to. When tho clause appropriating SIO,OOO for rent of buildings for tho use of the Tension Office and Bureau of Education was reached, Mr. Morrill (Vt.) moved to amend by striking out that clause and Inserting a clause appropriating $20.000 for the rental of basement ana live upper stories of the flro-proof building at tho comer of Twelfth street and Pennsylvania avenue, and healing the same, nndSIO.OOO for tho removal of tho Pension Office •from the Beaton House building, now occupied by It. to tho new flro-proof building. Mr. Hamlin submitted an amendment provid ing that, If the owner of the Seaton House shall refuse to make the building fire-proof, the Secre tary of the Interior may procure a suitable fire proof building at a rent not exceeding that paid for the Seaton House. ..... , . Mr. Hamilton (Texas) said be had never heard a word about the danger of the Pension Office archives nnlll about the time Mr. Shepherd began tho erection of a building at the comer of Twelfth street and Pennsylvania avenue. There were other buildings In the city. Tho Freedman’s Dunk build- Inc would bo Infinitely bettor. Sir. Sargent said the rent of tho new building was SI,OOO a year less than the ront and heating of the Seaton House and adjacent buildings. Mr. Norwood sold ho thought It was poor econ omy to pay $20,000 a year runt when a building could be erected for SIOO,OOO. Mr. Whyte said tho experience with Mr. Shep herd In this District hud been enough to satisfy Congress and the people of tho united States. He (Whyte) hoped tho removal of the Pension Office to any building owned by or-Gov. Bbcuherd-would not be authorised. This building did not cost over SlfiO, 000, and the upper floors only were to bo rented to the Government at an enormous rent After further discussion, an amendment was adopted lu lieu of that reported by the Committee, and those reported by Morrill and Hamlin, above mentioned, which appropriates SIO,OOO for rent of building for the use of the Pension Office and Bu reau of Education, and authorizes the Secretary of tho Interior |o procure afire-proof building with suitable accommodations for those offices for rent not exceeding that paid for the Seaton House, and to rent tho same Instead of the Seaton House. When the amendment of the Committee on Ap propriations providing for expenses of the office of Commissioner of Indian Affairs was reached. Mr. Stevenson ashed why It was that the House of Representatives bud made no appropriations for that Bureau. .. ... Mr. Morrill (Mo.) said ho could not answer. Mr. Stevenson said It was well known that the Douse proposed to abolish that Bureau. Mr. Morrill said If that proposition should be come a law the clause In this bill making appro priations for the Bureau could be stricken out. The amendment of the Committee was agreed to. Other amendment* of the Commltteo restoring salaries of employes In the General Land-Office, Pension, and Patent Ofilces were agreed to. An amendment appropriating SOO,OOO for the , actus! expenses of the clerks detailed to investi gate the suspected attempts at fraud in the Pension Office was agreed to. . „ All other amendments of the Commltteo restor ing salaries of employes In the Bureau of Educa tion, Post-Office Department, and Departments of Jostles and Agriculture wore agreed to. Also amendments making appropriations for the Bur vcyors-Gcnerni and their clerks. The Committee on Appropriations bad re ported in favor of striking out the second section of the bill providing for the reduction of sslsrlcs of clerks of the second, third, and fourth class, and forbidding any officer or employe of tho Gov ernment from giving or receiving any money, iroperty, or other thing of value for political pur loses, and also In favor of striking out the provts on In tho third section requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to Issue regulations directing a reduc tion of 10 per cent lu the annua) salaries of all officers of the customs service whoso compensa tion exceeds 1,200 per annum. The amendments were agreed to, and those pro visions were stricken out without debate. All the amendments proposed by the Committee having been acted upon, Mr. Sherman submitted sn amendment providing that all powers of transfer and suspension of officers held by the Supervisors of Interna) Revenue shall hereafter be conferred upon the Commissioner of Interna) Revenue, and other powera of Supervisors shall hereafter bo exercised by Collectors of Interna) Revenue. Agreed to. Mr. Sherman also submitted an amendment pro viding that the reduction In the number of Internal Revenue Collectors' Districts ahull take place on and after July 1, 1870, or as soon thereafter as practicable. Agreed to. Mr. Clayton submitted an amendment proposed by the Committee on Civil Service and Retrench ment, providing that appointments In all Exec utive Departments of the Government shall be so arranged as to be equally distributed between the several States of the United States, Territories,and District of Columbia.' according to population; and the principle of equal distribution of appointments, as above provided for, shall apply in making re ductions of force In said Departments. Mr. Edmunds moved an amendment that all such appointments shall be made upon a careful and im partial examination of candidates therefor by a Board composed of not less than five persons, to bo appointed by the President, by and with the advice ami consent of the Senate, and the most capable and worthy of competitors so examined shall be selected for said olficci. Ur. Morrill (Me.) moved to lay Mr. Clayton's amendment on tho table. Avote being taken, resulted—yeas,lff; nays, 23; no quorum voting. Too Senate adjourned. 110U9B. Mr. Rouse, from the Committee on Elections, offered s resolution declaring T. W. Bennett, the silling delegate from Idaho, not entitled to tho seal. * mV*White offered a resolution establishing a money-order office at every county-scat; also re ducing the members of tho House of Representa tives To 300. A resolution offered by Mr. Adams on tho pre vious Monday, to the effect that legislation affect ing the tariff!* at this time Inexpedient, came up for consideration. Mr. Morrison moved to refer the resolution to the Committee on Ways and Means. Agreed to— yea*. 114: nays, 00. Mr. Neal offered a blli to repeal the Resumption act of Jan. 14, 1878, and called the previous question on the bill. Mr. Kaison raised a point of order, that no notice of the bill bad been given, and that therefore (be bill waenot lu order. The Speaker (Cox) decided that the point of or der was well taken. Ur. Uolina&appealed from the decision of the Chair, and on uiolion of Mr, Morrison the sooeal *u Uld on the Üblo-134 to B*. “ PP THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE; TUESDAY. JUNE 6, 1876. FOREIGN, 'he Manner of the Late Sultan's Taking-Off Believed to Hava Been Violent. HU Last Order Contemplated the Sad* den Invasion of Servla. TUo London Times’ Review of the Eastern Situation. Prussian Papers Speculate on the Possibili ties of tho Coming Conflict, TURKEY. THE OLD BULTAH. Constantinople, Jnae o.—lt Is officially an-' nouoced that a report has been drawn op and signed by nineteen physicians of tbo different na tionalities. which certifies that tho death of Abdnl Axis resulted from the opening of the veins and arteries of the arms. Tho Torte has officially noti fied foreign Amhossndors of Mournd's accession, and demanded recognition. London, June s.—Constantinople journals re port that Abdul Azlr. hod several violent fils of madness after his deposition, particularly on the evening before be committed suicide. Midhol Pasha has been appointed President of (be Council of Stato. Tho SfnmMnr* special dispatch from Athens says tho Turkish Minister there has received on official telegram stating that Abdul Aziz committed suicide because be was maddened by the seizure of 30.000.000 Tnrklnh pounds, his private treasure. Special dispatches to the Standard represent that at Paris the story of the Sultan’s suicide meets with contemptuous Incredulity. At Romo the journals generally express tho belief that Abdul Aziz was murdered. HIS LAST ORDER. The Standard'* Vienna correspondent reports that one of the last decrees signed by Iho Into Sul tan was a secret order for the invasion of Herrin, and the Austrian Ambassador at Constantinople succeeded In having the order withdrawn. Lokhos, done o—s a. m. —The Time* In Its lead ing article to-day soys; “The English people have thought a pood deal concerning Turkish affairs. No one can doubt that a very earnest feeling has been aronsed, and there Is a resolve that Russia shall not with Impunity tear up tho treaty of Paris, and renew the oppressive policy which was interrupted by the Crimean war. lint, on tho other hand, there Is a deep conviction that no political Interests of our own should Induce us to disregard the principles of ustlco and humanity. If Russia Is champion of he Christians In their aspirations for liberty and clvlllr.atlon, she must prove a formidable enemy to any power placing ll« own advantage In their oppression and debasement. The Govern ment widen docs not communicate this feeling to tho Porto will Imperfectly represent the British, French, and Italian people. \\ e may assume that It will bo communicated, and the Porto be warned that a radical change Is the only chance of salva tion. LATEST. The Paris dispatch to tho AVim says the French Journals arc singularly unanimous In disbelieving the report that A*!/ committed suicide, and point out many alleged discrepancies In tho official ac count. Although on official telegram announced that the lute Sultan would have a splendid funeral, It was subsequently admitted that no was buried by night, and his death kept secret from tho public for ftwir of disorder. „ ~ „ Tho Time*' dispatch from Romo says the /hrseg- Here, the Italian newspaper, reports that 20.000 men were In readiness to embark from Odessa when orders were countermanded In consequence of the suicide of tho Sultan. ... The Berlin correspondent of the Timet says that, to Judge from spoken and printed sentiments or the mUioronU of tho Austrian Government, It might be assumed that Count Andrasiy contem plates the possibility of abandoning the Russian and adopting the English view of Eastern affairs. The jlutkt Mir, the organ of the ht. Petersburg Sclavonic party, already regards war as Imminent, mul begins to discuss In what localities the Aus trians will be concentrated to resist the Russian attack. The fact of such an article being pub lished with Impunity Is a serious matter for reflec tion. _ AUSTRALASIA. RV TUB LATEST STEAMER. San Francisco, Juno o.—Arrived, the Pacific Mall steamer Colonla, from Sydney via Auckland and Honolulu, bring British mails. From tho Syd ney Herald, May 0: VICTORIA. The Vlctoif® Parliament will not ho likely to meet before Favorable reports have been received from the gold fields in various parts of tho colony. QUEENSLAND. The Ilodginson TUver gold fields, reported bo rich, have proved r failure, and there U much dlstrcßß in consequence among miners. «... ItepurU from agricultural and grazing districts are generally favorable. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Mr. Doucant, Premier of the Colony, In a recent ipcech, outlined the proposed plan of giving «w --ulstanco to Immigrants by paying their passage to the colony and providing them with lands under certain conditions. ... . . ... The yield of wheat In Western Australia this year Is suOlcleut for homo consumption. NEW ZEALAND. Nino earthquake shocks have been felt in the south of Canterbury and the eastern part of Olngo. Agricultural reports are of a favorable character. Custom-House returns show largely-increased exports to Australia, and reduced Imports thence. Considerable Interest Is being manifested on the question of a unification of the colonies. INDIA. TUB MAROAUY MURDER. Calcutta, Jane 5. —Orosvcnor's mission arrived at Rangoon on Friday lasL Grosvenor and Baber remained at Madanaly. The evidence shows clear ly that Marcary was murdered by the Chinese Im perial troops. It Is expected that Lcssetoha, the Chinese General, wlllbo exonerated from complici ty in the affair. The Chinese authorities await Groavenor’s report before carrying out the execu tions of those Implicated. TIRES. AT MINX. Special Diepateh to The Tribune. LACnossß, Wli.. Juno B.—A destructive fire oc currodyesterday at Brownsdalc, Minn., a small place on the Southern Minnesota Railroad, SO miles from hero. Three largo grain warehouses were destroyed, one belonging to Hyde, Cargill «t Co., of this city, empty at the time and Insured; one owned by H. A. Brown, of Brownsdalc, con taining about 4,000 bushels of wheat and 1.000 bushels of oats and hurley, grain and warehouse partly Insured; and the third belonging Jo John iuton, with a small amount of grain, both In sured. . AT WnsICKSUARRBf PA. Special Diepatch to The Tribune. WtLKXsuAnnc, I’n., Juno 5. —'This volley was visited by a terrific thunder-storm yesterday after noon, and considerable damage was dono by light ning. The residence of George Abbold wus struck by lightning and Mrs. Ahbold was Instantly killed. Tho Wyoming Colliery of tho Riverside Coal Com pany. which was struck by lightning on Saturday night and completely destroyed by fire, waa fully Insured to the amount of $30,000. Fortunately no human life was lost, although twenty-eight mules were smothered. CHICAGO. The tlerra from Box RW yesterday morning *ll caused by a lire in the two-story frame bouse No. 01 South Jefferson street, owned by Codes Bros., and occupied by Mary Davie as a boardlug*bouso. Damage SSO; nolneuranco. AT SPRINGFIELD* O. Cincinnati, 0., June 5. l'npor-mlUs near Springfield, 0., owned by the BprlngHeld .Rf/mb* Mean newspaper, burned this morning. Lose call mated $00,Ow); Insuruncu, $20,000. WISCONSIN DAIRY PRODUCTS. Port Atkinson, Wla., Juno I.— The resulting benefits of a good display of Wisconsin dairy* products at the Centennial, where dealers from all parts of ths world sre gathered, must be spparent to every dairyman In the State. It Is therefore earnestly requested that each factory send five cheese, and that butter-dairymen send from one to three tubs of butter, marking the name of the proprietor, Post-Ofilco. and nut weight, on each cheese-box and tub. bhlnJunulO to D. W. Cur* tie, Chicago, care W. W. Chandler. Uulun Star Line (butter by express only), prepaying freights. Prom Chicago, both butter and ebuese will bo for warded in a refrigerator-ear to Philadelphia, whuru It will be received by Messrs. Hiram Smith and Chester Hsxon, placed on exhibition for two weeks, and then sold, and full proceeds, less only freights from Chicago, remlttedlo exhibitor*. Pur tho Ex ecutive Committee: 1). W. Cunxu, Sec’y. SPRINGFIELD ITEMS. Special Ditpateh to The Tribune. BrniNorixt.ii, Hi., Juno 6.—'The Bute Treasurer has paid out over $40,000 for Interest on bonds Is sued In the lost three days by towns, counties, etc., to aid the construction of railroads. Secretary of BUto Harlow, and J. K. Magic and J. M. Adair, attaches of bis office, left for Joliet to-dsy to attend the session of the Illinois Press Association. Ths members of lbs press of this city and resident correspondents will probably be una ble to attend. (iov. Beveridge left to day for Joliet .to Inspect the I’enbontlarr. . . The Columbus. Chicago A Indiana Central. In dianapolis, Bloomington A Western, Uockford, Hock Island A St. I<otils, And the Chicago A North* western Railroads have already made returns os required liy law, of their taxable properly, to the State Auditor, and rctume from other companies are expected dally. , . Owner* of 10ft maple tree* la thla city complain of the ravage* of some peculiar Insect, and Mr. Mill*, of the State Department of Agriculture. ha* I>ccn at pain* to secure specimen* of the destruc tive insect, and to-day forwarded the antne to the Slate Entomologist for examination. The Secre tary I* also collecting samples of wool, cotton, nod llnx for the Centennial. William Mattingly A Co., of 81. Mary**. Jasper County, oak to be adjudged voluntary bankrupt. SPORTING. IJASE-IJATjTj. CniOAOO3—FAM. niVBRB. Dltpatch to The Tribune. Fam.Rnisn, Mam., JuncO.—Th« Chicago Club Arrived here from Hoston till* morning And played Hie Acinl-profesAlonol club of this city this After* noon with the following score: 18 8 4 5 0780 .888 2 0 0 1 0 4—13 .0 0 1 8 X 0 0 0 0-4 Chicago Fall Fivers. The ground was wet and*nnplcasant, and the fielding in consequence rather loose on both sides. The game was won by heavy batting. Peters lead ing with four hito, Hines next with three, and the rest of the nluu, except Uurnca audUlcnn, having two each. NOTES or TUB GAME. The West won eight games out of twelve in the East Inet week. Bully for the West! Tom Hiller was probably the highest salaried sub stitute In tlio profession, liu received 81,700 for his services. Tho Boston lleraUt savs that It was estimated that upwards of I*. 000 persons forced an entrance yesterday into the C'mcazo-Uostonisiae without payment: but notwithstanding tills, the spectators represented by niuney.or ticket# were 10,ftK). and tnc share of receipt# to die visiting club was SI,CHO, Uiu homo dull, a# is the custom in all matches, taking two-thirds of the receipts. Capt. Spalding, of the Chicago Club, says Unit this was the largest* paving crowd ho ever played in the presence of, and that It was one of the largest he ever saw on a bnse*ball field. . Mike MeGcary, second baseman and Captalfl of tlic HU Louis Brown Blocking*. made five costly errors In the Mutual game .tiatardoy, and haa been suspended for It. Such n policy on the part of the Brown*' management will soon demoralize the nine untl dishearten the brill-player*. The best man on the ball field Is liable at times to make a multiplicity of error*. The good playing of tho Browne for uwhllo spoiled the management and raised their hopes too high. If five errors in ono game aro sufficient grounds to expel a member from the League, n new supply of professionals will soon be needed.— Vlndnnuli AV/übvr. On Monday lasi Sir. C. O. Bishop, ono oftheSU LouW Lius<;• 1 lull Association Director*, left for Philadelphia to examine* into the charge against MeGenry in tho lost Mutual game. Mr. Bishop re turned TCMerriiiy. He suites that on Investigation he found that ifimagor Graffen Imd acted with un due haste In suspending McGcary. Tho errors made by McHenry ho found wero damaging ones, but not nearly ho gross ns hail been represented In special telegram* to Bf. Ixml*. Tho rest of tho nine were all anxious and willing that MeUeary should Im restored, nnd bad not lost confidence In him, os was reported, He (Mr. Bishop) became satisfied on a thorough investigation that tho cir cumstances dhl not justify MeUeary’t suspension, and ho was accordingly reinstated. This Is the management view of the case, and It Is sincerely to be hoped that It U the correct one. There arc thoso who will have their own opinion still.— St. Louie Jltpullica/u ' THT3 Timr. Dunuque, u. Special Dinpaich to The Tribune, DenoQUE, la., June 5. —The spring wees of the Dubuque Agricultural and Mechanical Society aro to come off to-morrow. About $3,000 In prizes have been offered, and tbero aro many .entries made. Tho track Is In splendid condition, nnd horsemen say there la no better In the West. This morning about thirty horses were exercising on the track. Twelve horses have been entered In the 11:33 race to-morrow. It promises to boos excit ing a race as has been witnessed In tho West, Pool* were soiling lively to-night. Tho races will continue the oth, 7th, and Bth. WHISKY. NEW ORLEANS. Nsw Orleans, June 3.—The Investigating Com mittee Is all prcHenl except Vance and Woodburn, who have gone to investigate the shooting 6f King and Twltcholl at Coushatta. W. G. Gatlin, a former distiller, testified that In the winter of 1870, after his distillery had been seized by the Government, CoL Casey sent for him. During the conversation which ensued, Casey proposed that the witness should give him a third Interest In tho distillery, and bo woald pro tect him from the annoying visits of Government officers. When Ibis conversation occurred ho had regained possession of tho distillery through the courts. No one was pretent during the Interview. In his opinion Casey's proposition was corrupt. Officers had been Interfering with the witness for the purpose of blackmail. Casey's remarks led the withess to believo that he could control Hero nuo Collector Btuadman, and for that wanted a third interest In the distillery. Henry Larsen testified that in 1672 Oon. Hypher, who was running for Congress, promised him a position If he woald work for his election. He went to Sypher's office in the Custom-House, to obtain money, In com pany with several others who were working for Bypner'a election. Bypher presented a large num ber of printed blanks which had been tilled onl with different names, and Instructed witness and his two companions to sign in disguised bauds, at the bottom of the documents, the same names as those contained in tho blank space. Bypher said tbc signing was a mere matter of form. Tho wit ness understood tho hlonks were vouchers, and that the money to pay them was coming from Washington. Ferguson was present, und made remarks to this effect. Larsen was not on tho Custom-House roll. Patrick Finnegan, Custom-House employe, testi fied that ho had done eighteen days’ work as a tin and coppersmith at Collector Casey's house, and was Paul for his time on the Custom-House roll. Donald McMichael testified that. In 1870, ho was employed by Deputy-Collector Hcrwlg, who was running for the State Senate, to watch tho Super intendents of Hcglslratlon In certain wards, and see that they Issued false certificates of registration. Thla was done, and witness received pay In Her wig’s office after signing what ho judged to bo a Custom-House vouchor. Ho was on tho pay-roll of tlieCnstom-llousc, but rendered no service to the Government. Thu Committee examined five witnesses whoac testimony was to the effect that they had been en gaged In tno construction of lbs Custom-House at wages of $1.76 to $2.30 per day, and had signed blank pay-rolls. These rolls they bad seen after wards and discovered that, In every case, Hie rate of wages entered was 83 per day. Payments were, as a rule, made by the contractors for the work. Gen. Gibson will soon make a statement to tho Committee relative to the spiriting away of wit nesses. CHICAGO. Several retail whisky-dealer* who have been de tected using false brands upon which the stamps were not canceled have been making complaint* against the course pursued by the Government. It is a fact that when such cases came up before Com missioner Hoyuo, the purtlefl were generally road a wholesome luasou and allowed la depart on pay ment of costs. This was done because tho Govern ment was willing lobe merciful with thorn on the first offense, with the understanding that a repeti tion would bo attended with unpleasant conse quences. Thu said dealers now accuse tho Gov ernment of hauling thorn up for the purituso of levying blackmail on them. To show that tho Gov ernment was only following out the statute, their attention U called to Bee. 3,334 |of the. Revised Statutes, which declares that every person who empties or draws oil spirit* shall at the same time obliterutu the marie, stamp, or brand, and every cask or package from which said* mark, stamp, or brand is not obliterated shall be forfeited,and may bo seised by any olUcer wherev er found. Thu penalty for a violation of this stat ute is a fine of nut less than SSOO and not more thouSl.OUO, and imprisonment not less than one year and nut mure than five. Bee. 3,335 rotates more particularly to tbn sub ject of brands, and deelores that whenever any person knowingly purchases or sells, with inspec tion marks thereon, any cask or package after the same has been used (or distilled spirits, he aball forfeit the same and bo fined tho sum of S3OO for every roch cask j»u produced or sold. In view of thu severity of tho above penalties, the retailers who are now accusing tho Guvurumuul olllcurs of extorting money should rejoice that tho clemency of the Government has let them off so easily, and at tho same time take warning that per sistence In defying these regulations will subject them to the full force of the penalties. JISFFISUSON CITY. Epidal DUpatch to V>4 TWftuas. St. Louis, Juno 5. A special from Jefferson City snys that, at the special term of tho United States District Court held to-day, U. A. Fiereman sud F. A. llasselmau. partners in the liquor busi ness atKansas City, were called up for sentence. Each was sentenced to one month's Imprisonment in the County Jail of Jackson County, and tbo Arm Istopayaflno of $5,000. They appeared much rejoiced at tbo light sentence. The due, however, falls heavily on Floreman, It Is said, fur his part ner Uaseelman is reported insolvent. The prison* ers are being congratulated lu-oight on what they consider their good luck. J. L. Ulttingcr, who Is sentenced to two years Imprisonment, was to have gone to the Peniten tiary to-day and donned bis now dress, but an or* dvr came from Washington from the new Attorney* General, through United titates llirihsl tiialth, to bold BUUnger fii Jail until further Older*. There *cem* little doubt ’»i( that IMttlngar’a sentence to the Penitentiary will be commuted. RPRINUFIKLT). Special Pitpalch in 77.< Tribune. Bjtukotixld, Hi., Juno 6.—The Federal Court convened thla morning for tbe June term, and the session will donbllci* be an Important one. aa the bulk of tbe whlaky cases wore continued until thla term. This morning, Dlitrlct-Attornoy Connelly announced that to-morrow he would call up the Harper-Smith case*, and, If the defendant* did not personally appear, he would move for a forfeiture of their bond*. Leonard Hwett, attorney for Smith, waa telegraphed, and he I* expected In the morning. Maj. Connelly will Insist upon the trial of these caaci, and those against Hie Pekin dis tillers. CHIME. MURDEROUS HORSE-THIEVES. Special Diipatch to The Tribune. Dumrouc, la., Juno a.— For (ho past few days a farmer named John Fahey, living 2 miles north of Ackley, haa had suspicions of two men who have been lurking around hi* premises, and had bis eon, a man of 23 year* of Bleep in the bam night* to protect his horses. About 11 o'clock but night the young man was awakened, and upon going outside dlscov crod two men with two cij their horses about to leave. He ran to the house? awakened hi* father, and then went back to tiie barn and obtained Ills gun and fired at the thieves without effect. He then mounted another home, started forn neigh* bor’B, obtained a revolver, and went down the road to head them off. He noticed men on horseback, but, supposing them friends, rode to meet them, but os soon as he got near them, one jumped off hie horse aud engaged inahand-lo* hand fight with Fahey, and succeeded In overpow* crlnghim. The other then came up. and, placing a revolver close to Fahey’s heart, fired, the hail pa**ing through the left long. He immediately fell, but, being full of pluck, regained his feet and fired five shots at them ns they were leaving, but with no effect, and then fell, where he was found by his father in grunt distress and taken to his home. The country is wild with excitement about the matter. It la very doubtful whether Fuhey will recover, os the doctors have no hope. The thieves have so far escaped, hut if captured no mercy will be shown them. The horses Lava been found. QUINCY, ILL. Special DUpalrh to The Tribune. Qt'iNCT, 111., June 3.—The burglars made an other raldln this city last night, securing plunder from the.house of the lion. Amos Green to the value of over 8000. Mr. Green himself was away from home, and the burglary was committed while the rest of the family were at,church. Tho prop erty stolen consisted gold watches, and money. Several other burglaries were attempted, but without success. The city appears just now to be Infested with an expert gang of thieves, whose operations defy the vigilance of the police. Tom Furlong, a detective from Pittsburg, left this city this morning with a requisition for a man named Bernard, now in jail at Edina, Mo, About four weeks ago Bernard came to this city, and, go ing to a wholesale store, saw a lot of goods marked for Brashest, Mo. Watching hi* opportunity Ber nard wont to the freight depot, and, pretending to be an agent of the wholesale house, remarked tho goods for Edina, to which place he went with them, and, attempting to sell them, was suspected und arrested. The police were notified, and the Pitts burg detective, on coming to this city the nest day, was Informed of the circum stances and secured his man. Furlong had been following tho fellow for over (wo month*, through seven States, lie had played the same ganie In Pittsburg that he played here, and Is said to be good for twenty yrnriin the Penitentiary, MAJX. non MERIES. Sr. Louis, June 6.—For several years depreda tions upon the malls bavo been committed at or near Mayfield, Ky., and a number of special agents bare at different times unsuccessfully attempted to break them up. Two weeks ago Special Agent Amos P. Poster was detailed by Col. Sclmurterf head of the SL Louis Division of Special Agents, to ferret out the matter, and this morning the mall xneesongcr between the depot and Post-Office at Mayfield, named Beaumont, who is a leading citi zen and publisher of a newspaper, and a man en tirely above suspicion, was arrested, und contoured to having robbed the malls. This is the second important detection und arrest of mall-thieves late ly made by Special Agent Foster,—tho former ono at Pattons, Kan.,—and (tin said that mure regis tered packages have been rilled at these points than at any other In the West. BITOT AND KILLED. New Orleans, La., Juneo.—Andre Boneta, an Italian, was shot and Instantly killed by Joseph Bottallla, Detroit, Mich., Juno fi.— A shooting affray yes terday near the now Water Works, Ilnmlramtk, re* suited in the almost instant death of a young man named Martin Connors. Tlu> shooting was done by Lorcneo Lutes, who afterwards delivered him*elf to tbu police, and M now In custody. Lutes claims that ho acted In self-defense. NOT GUILTY. New York, June s.—John Cunningham, rested in Cleveland a few months ago on charge of killing Mrs. Margaret Kays, at Stewartsvllle, N. j,, nine years ago, was on trial all last week, and Saturday night the lory returned a verdict of * ‘ Not guilty.’’ Th« testimony of oni witness went to show that the huabuud of Mrs. Koys woe the mur derer. ABORTION. Bostox, June fi. —The death of Mary J. Fuller from abortion, laat Tuesday, has led to the arrest of M(m Fannio Drake, the practitioner, and L Denham, the latter haring, ns alleged, burned tb body of the child lu the stove to prevent discovery* A WIDOW ROBBED. Special DiiMtch to Vie Tribune. Bloomikuton, 111., Juno s.—Mrs. Bowman, a widow living near El Paso, was robbed banday night of S2OO, a valuable watch, and Jewelry and notes, by burglars who entered her house. TO BE HANGED. 'ijnrrAto, M. Y., Juno s.—Wllhclmina Welck, convicted of the murder of her step-son, Michael Welck, during November last, was this morning sentenced to bo hanged on the 'diet of July, IbTU. THE WEATHER. WAsmxuTON, D. C., Juno 0-1 a. m.—ln the Upper Lake region northwest to southwest winds, partly cloudy or clear, warmer weather, and in the northern portion rising barometer. LOCAL 081 K STATION*. TV ms. I Bar. Hr V7k.) in ml. ~H. |HVqlft/r 0:03a, tm 39.97 &ti 50 B. W., fresh 'Clear. 11:18a. in. 20.07 07 41 B. W„ fre»h ;{•» r. 3:0011. m. 20.03 07 50 h. F... fresh Vslr. Ui&sp. in..a).iM O'* 48 8. E,. fresh >*»}r. 0:00p. m.,’JU.ui «4 07 rt, K.. light. Fa r. U);18p. m. 39.93 oil 07 S. t... light l air. Uftxlmam thermometer. CD. Minimum. M. OCNKUAL OR9ERVATIOKS. Ciucioo. June trv/itAfi IVlti.i. |/Mfn| \Oar. Thr. Stationt. el 8., senile.. 'Clear. «» S’. K.. fresh ‘Clear. tM H.W.,freatlttl Clear. 61) 8., fresh.... 1 ’Clear, M N.,fresh ... .03 (Fair, no K., gentle..l 'Clear. 70 H. E., fresh’ 'Clear. nt h. K., fresh; IClesr. DU H. W., frvsh' Clear. oh S. tv., frvsh Cloudy. At H. K., triad Fair. 70 N.W., fresh l chisr, no a. K.. fn-shi 'Fair. 7:t «. U.. brisk Fair. cb tv,, fresh.. Clear. CV N. K..light.' Fair. Cheyenne 2H.oa llrccklnrldco 3U.RO Davenport.... tt'.ftt Denver s».w Duluth a).»3 Ft. Olitsoo...kil.ua Keokuk w.ot LtCrosse tan. ©a Leavenworth 130.84 Milwaukee...lan. Hi Omaha ,su.ho Plaue 20.3* Bolt Lake “30.H1 Pt. Bully a 0.73 I'hlllsdclphla. iiw.os Yankton 'ao.wt TELEGRAPHIC NOTES. Boston, Juno s.—The Atvnlwp Journal la In* formed that J. C. Ayer, the patent medicine man* nfacturcr, waa aont lo the loaaoo asylum in New Jersey, last week. _ Bptcial Dlipalcft to Vit Tribun*. Adriaj*. Mich., June 6.—The annual festival of the Gorman Turners of Michigan Is now In pro* cress here. Delegations and association* com* menccd arriving on Saturday night. The grand procession took place tills afternoon. The display was very creditable, several picturesque float* or tableaux being shown In line, but not as large as expected, owing to the lack of co-oporatlon by tbo authorities and American societies, Minnbavous, Mlnu., Juno 6.—The new Cen tennial Directory, comprising a population of both tit. Paulaud Minneapolis, separately, la out to* day. giving Minneapolis a population of 3H.600, the largest city in Minnesota, being 6,000 more than tit. Paul. Bptclai JHtpaich to Tfis TWftuns. LaSallb, 111., Juno 6.—Corn la coming Into market rapidly now, and tbe canal-boats will •oon have plenty of employment. Spieial IHtpatcfi to Tho TWftus#. Indi ANAVoua, J quo B. —Thu annual catalogue of tho Stale University at Bloomington shows that 445 students bsvs been In sttemlsnce in sil depart ments during tbe past year. Thu commencement season begins June Q and closes Juno 14. There aro twenty-five in tbe graduating class. PiitLADBLiiUA, June s.—This moniln? Alex ander P. Tullon, recently appointed Collector of this Port, entered upon the discharge of tho duties of the office. OCEAN STEAMSHIP NEWS. London, Juno 6.—Steamships China, from Bos ton, and Circassian, from Quebec, bavo arrived °°N*w York, Junos.—Arrived, ilcamshlpNovada, 4. —Tho steamship Oriental,’ from Savannah, went ashore on Uighhtml Ledge uvt evening In * fog. The passengers sud crew were rescue! by s fishing schooner, Thu OrlqnUl Is ru* ported full of water. REFINED AND BEAUTIFUL. Such May Be the Home of Every Family of Moderate Means. Tho Brilliant i Pro-Eraincnco of American Uouso-Dccorntivo Art at tho Exposition. An Example of Homo-Adommemt that Dwarfi All Competition, Amer* lean or Foreign. In Exhibit Which Enchains Ihe Admiration if Hi lton from Ever, State anil Nation. Special Corretpandenct of The Tribune. Pnii.ADßLi’nu, Juno B.—A sojourn of nearly four weeks at the Exposition, during which time I have given continuous study several hours of each day to the distinguishing features of the vast display, enables me to crystallize opinions with some degree of safety as to what are really the most important and beautiful characteristics of the whole exhibit. 1 believe that all visitors, home and foreign, whether they have been patient observers ever since the opening, or only tho skimming callers of a single day, will coincide with mo upon one state ment: It Is that a certain showing of what can be achieved In the Hue of home decoration, Is the king exhibit in point of general useful ness, value, and elegance. When I saw tho display made by Pettier «fe Slymus, of New York, on the opening day, it was my impression that nothing which I might suo aequcntly discover here would equal It in con summate beauty and national importance. That impression lias since strengthened itself into an indexible knowledge, for the dictates of personal Judgment and the verdict of understanding con noisseurs have Joined to work out the conclusion Unit this particular display stands peerless and unapproachable. Tho exhibit of Messrs. Puttier & Stymus real-. Iv should have been placed with the other art triumphs In Memorial Hall. There is no feat ure of It which is not insthetleal to the core, and the exhibit in its entirety is an art depart ment ail to itself. The generous space in the main structure ac corded this firm by the Exposition Commis sioners, has been laid out upon a triangular hose with truncated cones. A, single step leads to the Inviting Egyptian portico. The latter Is ar ranged to afford room lor furnishings of the drawing-room order, the general style of tho structure being the Egyptian modernized. A superb Jardiniere' of bronze, gold and silver plated, and tilled with tropical plants, stands outside the railings In company with several nobly-modeled bronze figures, all of them reproductions of the class of art that flourished in the land and eras of Isis and Osiris, though I sincerely doubt. If the lotus-eating ancients ever wrought anything one-half os finished and beautiful. Two luxurious easy chairs of heavy upholstered silk, aglow with rich embroid ery, complete the Inviting outer array. The chairs are In Nile green, and a harmomus deli cate tint akin to ecru. The first object of furniture on entering the structure is u dainty ebony cabinet, of the yueeu Ann style, lavishly carved, and Inlaid with minute detail lu Ivory. Chinese patience could not have elaborated a work of greater intricacy of ornamentation, whileascmpuloualyaeeurate imitation has preserved a charming grace in every jiart of the work. There is profusion without confusion; a rich fullucss of de tail blended with perfect clearness of design and execution. I do nut know that this choice bit of art has yet been pre-empted, but if it has not been already taken, there Is no chance of its ever finding its way back to the warerooms of the makers. There are too many discriminating purchaser* at the Exposition for that. Passing to the right, we llnd an apartment ar ranged to show soinu of the resources of this llrra in the way of dining-hall furnishing. A massive cabinet, or sideboard, of black walnut tills nearly all of the main slue of this portion of the display. It la, In form and carving, a close adherent to Uic Renuatssance sellout, and* la a glorious example of tho real soul-work which came Into being with that famous re vival season of true art. 1 rank this side- Iward as the chief piece of carving in the en tire Exposition, and for that matter have no ob jections of making a herald of .myself to sound an Imitation to the leaders of all schools, past ‘or present, American or European, to surpass it. It is alive with flowing scrolls, saucy grains, Cherubic corner figures, and mytholog ical blazons. Ceres and Pomona. In miniature, are given at full lengthen the main panels, and • the fidelity of ' the carving may be judged when I say that Ceres, though only about foar Inches long, carries her customary bundle of wheat cut with such nicely that the beard on the grain Is to be seen. A strung gloss Is necessary to bring out all the marvelous minutae of the work, fur most of the carving was done under a lens. Thu celling of this apartment js ablaze with Striata armorial painting,—dark, rich, and one. Thu narrow side of the room has i been fitted up as a window, to show a triumph of lambrequin effect In the shape of thick silk rep curtains that sweep to tlie floor. Thcso curtains arc finished with velvet applique, In grand embossed designs of Venetian magnifi cence. There is scarcely an Inch of their sur faces that is nut laden with this ornate richness. and as a whole they are the Incarnation of genius In the window-dressing art. Thu third apartment Is a bed-chamber, regal In Its conception and elaboration,. It Is the haunt of a never-ending surga of visitors, and rhapsodies at its 'legancc float'up to the airy cherubs on the after-hour through out the livelong room ond Its furnish ings are lu the style of Louis XVI., when French art was at Its renlth,—French luxuries In Its brightest hey-duy. If that gorgeous monarch could look lu upon the Cen tennial and survey this apartment he would fanev It had been fitted up by some specially gifted artist of his own brilliant regime. Tim bedstead, oftlic canopy form, is In Amaranth wood, the rare wlno-hucs of which servo as an admirable basis for the walnut carving which stands out In fascinating relief from ever}’ P°r* tion of the fabric. This walnut his-first been carefully Inset, and then worked to Its graceful completion with chisel and graver. The hcaaboard Is surmounted with reclining 1 feminine figures. Near them flutters a bird in a half-hidden nest, while Intricate moldings, and floral and scroll effects that Duuvonnto Cellhd might have cut, wave, entwine, and blend In delightful exuberance over every portion of the wood-work. Royal silk hangings, of a glorious golden lint, form the curtains and canopy. These ore laden with embroidered flowers, os Is the counterpane, which is of the same material uud color. Thu walls of this palatial retreat are covered with satin of finest texture, but neutral tints, upon which deft fingers have painted festoons ami bouquets fit to adorn Dora's own altars. The room has a wnlnscottlug of white woods with gilt moldings, and a door to match Is also shown.' The wood has a brill iant hard finish like Ivory, and equal In closeness of surface to the finest of enamel. The three apartments have a quiet carpeting of dork blue, with subdued Turkish rugs, consti tuting a perfect foil for the splendor of the main furnishings, and the whole Is a bower of artistic luxury, lit for an Emperor. 1 have sold so much of Messrs. Pettier « 3tymus’ exhibit, every portion of which was de signed and finished In their establishment, as to call for condensation lu referring to the noble work they ore accomplishing as exponents of correct taste In home-adornments In America. Every house which they furnish is unique and Individual, having no twin anywhere. Con trolling a force of nearly 100 os proficient carvers as can be found In this world; employing the most expert corps of painters, embroiderers, bronze-workers, cabinet-makers, upholsterers, and other artisans over brought, or ever likely to he, brought together lu the United Stales; and being themselves men of natural arLglfU, strengthened by many years'experience, Messrs, Pettier & Stymus have made their names known nml honored throughout the length and breadth of the land. , . s Chicago bos a superb example of their art and resources lu ths Interlorworkupon the residence uf Mr. Ueorga M. Pullman. The houses of William ii. Ogden, Ur. Tuttle, and others, In the same city, are spirited evidences uf the firm's ability. California knows Pettier & Bty mus well. uov. Stanford's house in Ban Francisco represents an enormous Internal outlay expend ed In commanding the genius and facilities of tills firm. 1 cite these as prominent cases only, for to me the credit of Pettier & Stymus seems greater in the Innumerable Instances all over the country where they have taken smaller sums and fitted up homes of perennial charm and beauty, Let these gentlemen commence with the architect, and they will, at the cost of a few thousand dollars, complete a home of ex quisite unison and lovlinuss. It Is their busi ness to do this,—a business which they have built into a mission of national scope and beulf- Icence. We are a busy, scrambling people, willing to work uud battle fur fortune as no other nation on the face of the earth will do. But when tho strife of each day Is over, we lung for home-rest, with vtUUu surroundings, ail the more ardcullv Chioaoo, June B. for tho turmoils wo have faced. Ati Amcriein loves a beautiful homo, and Is willing to spend generously to obtain Its comforts. Bui hit whirling business life gives him no time to mas* tor the details of Its correct adornment; Kaltbes himself nor his family claim to understand It for they are honest enough to bee and admit that house-decoration Is an eminent art In I tacit Here Is where come In tho services of a flm Ilka that of Pettier & Btvmtis, 1 trained masters of their calling, who join gifted braint of their own to the skilled hands of their co> plovcs, and who are doing for home-decorattoi iu America oa great a work as that wrought U England by Enallnko and Alma TaJinWA- Tliclr resources ore at the command,of- all wh( desire to complete homes In which'every ap pointment shall be artistic, useful, and wholly novel. I take good solid comfort In their display al' the Centennial, and tn tho continuous /low ol admiration it evokes, for I see in it an appro elation that must prove ennobling In Its ro suits: a promise of homo life, particularly la the West, which shall bo matchless in tin dignity and artistic elegance of all of Its up* polntmculs. Ciaoa. CASUALTIES. TERRIFIC EXPLOSION. Sr. Louis, Jnnefi.— Shortly after 2 o'clock this morning, one of the hollers of the Collier White head Works, corner of Tenth street and Clark ave nue, exploded with terrific force, demolishing the southeastern part of the building and severely In luring; several employes. Nicholas Dlekenuorf. fireman, was badly bruised and scalded, Internal!v; Herman Beckman, also severely scald ed and otherwise Injured: John Brennan, foreman, badly hurt on tho neck, bnt not dangerously. ' On( or two others received injuries, but not of a seri ous character. No work was done at the factory after midnight B.itartloy, bnt the Ores had been kepi np in the furnaces, and shortly after starling again this morning the disaster occurred. Loss ea limatcd nl SJO.tuH). No interruption in the bust* nc»H of the establishment will result from tho acci dent _ ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. Special Dupatch to The Tribune. Bloouinuton, 111., June 3.—A German, John Schultz, corner Boone and Hardin streets, was ac cidentally shot this afternoon by n pistol in tbs hand of a Herman friend, the ball entering Schultz's right side, and Inflicting probably fatal injuries. A SAD ACCIDENT. Special Dhpaleh to The Tribune. Bloomington, 111., Jnno 5. Mw. 8. Anderson ofTowonda, yesterday broke her thigh bone by a fall. She Is nearly 70. It is thought her Injuries will result fatally. BLACK HILLS. THE YANKTON OX GORED. Yankton, D. T.» Juno s.—At a large meeting ol citizens to-night, presided orer by the Mayor, the subject, the closing of tho Fort Pierre route against transporting supplies to the miners, was discussed, and a committee, consisting of Gov. I’cunluglun, cx-Gov. Edmunds, and Dr. Burleigh, wore desig- nated to repair at once to Washington and cousult with the authorities on the situation. Tojtka, Kan., June 6. —News was received here to-day that a courier came Into Fort Hay* laH night from Companies A and D of the Fifth Cavalry, which have been scouting up tho Solomon tho part two weeks, asking for reinforcements. Company D having met and skirmished some tlma with 200 Indians at a point 7 o miles northwest fur days, but had nut had treops enough to hold or capture them. _ A GLITTERING BAIT. Yankton, I). T., Janeß, —A large party of meu returned to-day from the Black Hills, bringing with them $20,000 In dust. They report no In dians cm the Fort Pierre route, ond look on the or der of Uiu military suspending travel as an out rage. Several of them arc freighters who left teoras at Pierre expecting to buy loads here and re turn at once. Among the number returned Is J. 1). Pearson, who located the flnt claim on Dead wood, who la enthusiastic, returning onlyfor-his family. THE ARIZONA INDIANS. Omaha, Neb., June 6.—Three herders went killed by Indians, JiT» miles south of Sidney, this Sbite. on Saturday last. A dispatch received from military headquarters to dav, dated tho 4th. states acourlcrurrlvcd from Red Ciiiadthlrt mornlnswho says Yellow Kobe arrived at tho Agency six days uao irom the hostile camp. There are 1, SOO Sioux Lodges on the Rosebud. They were about to leave for Powder River. The" Indians say they will tight, and have U, 000 war riors. MARINE NEWS FROM MARQUETTE. Special PhpaCch to TU* TWftune. MAnquxTTE.Mlch., June B.— Arrived—Props Ij. Wllmorc,V. Swayn, Sovereign; schrs Brunette, A. C. Maxwell, and C. 11. walker, from Sliver Cleared—Prop Sovereign, foe Silver' Islet. She took from hero a drlll-hammcr valued at SI,OOO. Bchr Pelican. _ Passed down—Props Arctic, J, L. Hurd, Kewe naw. - BUSINESS NOTICES. Dr. C. W. Ilonaon's Crltry and Cbamomllw Pills arc prepared expressly to care sick headache, ncarvoas headache. dyspeptic headache, neuralgia,, nervousness, and sleeplessness, and will cars any case. Price hO cents. Sold by Van Schaaek, Ste venson & Held, No. t)3 Lake street, corner Dear born, and all druggists. VTlsliart’s Fine Tree Tar Cordial Is the nat ural enemy of consumption, distilled from the life snp of the evergreen forest, emitting that mysterl* ons aroma and filling the verr air with Joyful sen sations of strength and vital emotions of perfect health. Infallible remedy for coughs and son throats! Asthma.—lt is useless to describe the tor turca of spasmodic asthma. Those who hove suf fered from Its distressing paroxysms know what 11 It, Jonas Whitcomb's Uotuedy has never failed U afford Immediate relief. SILUH. "If PAYS TO TRADE ON THE WEST SIDE 11 CARSON, PIRIE&CO.'S BARGAINS! At sl.lO. ft lino of handsome Hluules uf 20-ineh colored Grua Grains, worth $1.50 to At $1.25, lurgo lot very choice shades Lyons cord Gros Grains: rich, bright lustre; never solo under $1.75 to $1,85. At $1.55, heavy, very rich colored Gros Grains, stylish shades r worth $2. The above 3 lots are worthy the immo* diate attention of purchasers before oholceal shades are sold. Trimming Silks from 75 cts. up ward. At 05 cts., lot of Fancy Silks in good styles. At 75 cts., Now lines of Fancy Silks, great bargains; some of them iormerly sold at $1.25. At 85 cts.. Large Assortment of Fancy Bilks, very desirable styles, much undervalue* At $1.25. line of Cheney's Ameri can Silks, stripes: same goods formerly sold at s2* Heavy, nil silk, Black GrosGrains, $1 and $1.25. Atsl.so, Splendid Cashmere Cl’k Bilks, worth $2. ’ At $1.75, Lyons Cashmere Gros Grains, an extraordinary bar gain. At $2 wo shall offer a very rich, heavy, and elegant Lyons Cash mere Bilk, equal to anything that can be bought elsewhere at $2.50. Two eases Fancy Grenadines at O 1 -2 cts., worth 25 cts. 1 Bl’k Grenadines at 26,80, 87 1-2 cts., worth nearly double. Special bargains In 8-4 Black Grenadines. West-End Dry Goods House,' Madison and Feorla-sta. 5

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